Y&R Best Lines Monday, October 30, 2023

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Ashley: Please don’t. I can’t take the small talk.

Tucker: Okay. Well, you have rejected every effort I’ve made to reconnect and talk things out so far, so I assume you must have something very pertinent and, uh, important on your mind.

Ashley: I think it’s important, yeah.

Tucker: Well, don’t tell me, let me guess. You’d like to know what nefarious scheme I have plotted against your family, right? I can clear that up for you right now. None. And I made that clear to jack as well.

Ashley: Okay.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: I hope it’s true.

Tucker: So, are you here to try to chase me out of town? Jack and Billy already tried and failed. Pathetically, I might add.

Ashley: Um, why don’t you just shut up and I’ll tell you why I’m here tucker.

Tucker: Oh, yes, ma’am.

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Tucker: Yeah, I wish I could believe your apology, but unfortunately, I don’T.

Ashley: I didn’t think it was gonna be easy.

Tucker: That’s the problem. It seems a little too easy. You want some coffee?

Ashley: Sure. I’d love a cup.

Tucker: Because, uh, I texted you recently and I asked you if there was any way back from where we are and you responded with a very emphatic no. So, what happened? Did you have some kind of change of heart over boston or cincinnati on the flight home?

Ashley: Not really a change of heart. Maybe I just started listening to my heart.

Tucker: Oh, yeah. Wouldn’t that be peachy? Except I see right through you, Ashley. You’re hoping I will let my guard down.

Ashley: Yeah, well, jack said you were gonna react like this.

Tucker: Jack said? Ha. Oh, you gotta love the irony.

Ashley: Yeah. Actually, I don’t love anything about this. Not even a little bit. It’s a struggle.

Tucker: Okay. Well, just for kicks, let’s pretend I did believe your apology. What would this I’m sorry of yours actually look like?


 

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, October 27, 2023

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Nikki: Your father seems to think someone is scheming against him and they’re going to betray him soon and this is his idea of how to trick them into revealing themselves.

Victoria: Me though? He suspects me? I mean, how could he think I would stoop so low to use his mental struggles against him? Just because he demoted me? I mean, does he think that little of me, mom?

Nikki: No, of course not. He adores you. He adores both of you. Never doubt that.

Victoria: Well, then I just don’t understand.

Nikki: Well, personally, I think this is all Adam’s fault. After years of being double-crossed by his own son, victor now wonders if he can trust anybody he’s close to.

Victoria: That might be true, but it’s not an excuse. And I’m not sure that I can forgive him.

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Nick: You know what, it doesn’t really matter how we handle the situation. The bottom line is when you find out someone you love is faking a decline in order to expose a traitor, it’s not an everyday occurrence. I think we all reacted accordingly.

Nikki: True.

Nick: So let’s not dwell on the previous rotten weeks. What is important is what we do going forward.

Nikki: If we could only figure out what that is.

Victoria: Actually, Nick has an idea that might help move things along.

Nikki: Oh, I’d love to hear it

Nick: Simple. We just go along with it. We act like we’re buying dad’s condition, while dad continues to set his trap. Hopefully, Adam walks right into it.

Nikki: Or Nate.


 

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, October 26, 2023

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Sally: No, don’t get me wrong. I was right there too. I just– it would be very easy to just blame it all on you, but the truth is you were just being honest with me about where your heart is. It’s just not what I wanted to hear.

Adam: Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that I, uh, I didn’t read the room.

Sally: I think the kiss confused us both.

Adam: Yeah. Maybe. I don’t know. Maybe it was just me doing what I always do. Bulldozing my way through without any regard whatsoever for what you really wanted, which was nick. You know, you had a right to be resistant. I poison whatever it is I touch.

Sally: Adam.

Adam: No, it’s– it’s the truth. You know, sometimes I think that I’m just cursed to be this– this catalyst of bad fortune. And it’s not that I try to be, but sometimes I just always end up in the middle of it. With my career, my relationship, family. Even when I have good intentions and god knows I have not always had them, I just always manage to screw it up. With you, my father.

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Adam: You know, you’re really good at this.

Sally: What?

Adam: Pep talks. I’m sure when you get your new company off the ground, you’re gonna be an inspiring boss.

Sally: Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I know that you inspire me.

Sally: So, are you gonna do it?

Adam: You’re forgetting one thing, big thing, in between me and Nick.

Sally: No, I’m definitely not forgetting it. And I do know that I am part of the conflict between the two of you, but this is way bigger than that too. And Nick will eventually see that if you tell him what you just told me.


 

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Y&R Transcript Friday, November 17, 2023

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Summer: Wow.

Daniel: Mm-hmm.

Summer: Okay. What are we calling this style? Bachelor pad chic? I mean, I don’t see an air mattress or a foosball table, but I actually think that you have room for one over here.

Daniel: Don’t worry, foosball table’s coming. Beer pong table is gonna be over here along with the kegerator.

Summer: Very swanky. But I actually like that lamp. I mean, if it was in a different place, I would like it.

Daniel: Yeah, my designer has great taste.

Summer: Lily?

Daniel: No, I hired someone. Sally spectra.

Summer: Nice.

Daniel: I know. Look, she just launched a new design firm. Lily suggested that I call her.

Summer: Yeah, because why would you want to consult with your sibling who’s in the design industry?

Daniel: I just figured that you know, you’d be busy running a big fashion company.

Summer: Oh, stop. You thought that I would be pushy and decorate how I wanted, not how you wanted.

Daniel: No, that’s not it.

Summer: Eh?

Daniel: Yes, maybe that was it.

Summer: For your coffee table.

Daniel: Thank you. Oh, this is really cool. Thank you.

Summer: Yeah.

Daniel: So, um, I heard chance got shot.

Summer: Yeah, it’s pretty awful.

Chance: How is he? Have you heard?

Sharon: Okay, so tell me! What’s the latest? How is aria doing with her hearing aids?

Tessa: Sharon, you saw her yesterday.

Sharon: But she’s a baby. She’s going to make changes and progress on a daily basis and I want to hear all the details. So, how is she adapting to them?

Mariah: Uh, well, I– I can say the kid likes what she likes and she knows what she doesn’t like. We’ve used all of the tips that dr. George suggested.

Tessa: And aria is able to handle the hearing aids for about an hour, but after that, no way.

Mariah: No.

Sharon: Okay, but still, an hour, that’s amazing.

Mariah: Yeah. And to see her little face, her reactions. I mean, it’s obvious she can hear us, which is great.

Tessa: Oh, we read her a bedtime story last night. Mariah was doing all these different voices.

Mariah: And just smiling and giggling and laughing. I’m highly entertaining, clearly.

Sharon: And you didn’t video chat me? Okay. I see how it is.

Mariah: Well, uh, actually we’ll do that later because right now, you have a visitor.

Lily: Thank you.

Devon: You’re welcome.

Jill: Did nate tell you why he wanted us to meet?

Lily: No, he just texted me and devon seeing if we could be here and if you would meet us here as well.

Jill: Damn right. I can’t wait to hear about this.

[ Knocking on door ]

Devon: I will get it. Hey.

Claire: Almost time for a new one. You’ve had a lot already, but… I need you nice and calm until everyone arrives. The big family reunion.

Jill: What is she doing here? What’s going on?

Mamie: Calm down, jill. I’m here because nate wants me here.

Nate: I asked aunt mamie to come along as family for moral support.

Mamie: Now, this is your business. I’m not saying another word.

Jill: No, you won’T. We do have something we have to discuss though, mamie. Now is not the time nor the place though.

Mamie: Well, I’m looking forward to hearing whatever’s on your mind, jill.

Lily: So, nate, what did you want to talk to us about?

Nate: Yes. Um, lily, devon, I’m here because I’m hoping we can take a step closer towards repairing our relationship. Make amends. And if you’ll have me, I would like to return to chancellor-winters.

Summer: Uh, I saw chance in the hospital.

Daniel: Really?

Summer: Yeah, we’re friends. Um, the bullet went through his upper chest, near his shoulder area, so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Daniel: Lucky guy, I guess. I mean, if you can call someone who’s been shot, lucky.

Summer: Yeah, and somebody that wasn’t supposed to be in the field at all. But, uh, yeah, he’s supposed to be getting out of the hospital today, so.

Daniel: Hm. And have things changed since the last time we talked about you and chance?

Summer: There is no me and chance, daniel.

Daniel: Right. But you said–

Summer: That I had some feelings. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know what I said.

Daniel: Well, I just thought maybe things had moved on from there.

Summer: No. Nothing has changed. Chance is still with sharon and I’m not gonna get in the middle of it.

Daniel: Come on. They haven’t been together for that long. It can’t be that serious, right?

Summer: What are you suggesting? That I– I try to break them up?

Daniel: I’m merely suggesting that maybe chance has feelings for you too. Maybe this thing with sharon has run its course.

Summer: You know, you sound like mom, right? Trying to play matchmaker.

Daniel: Wow. Okay. It was just a question.

Summer: Look, chance just sees me as a friend. So, it’s kind of pointless to hope for more.

Sharon: You’re up and around and you’re here. Should you be? Is this allowed? Do you wanna sit down?

Chance: I look all right, right?

Sharon: You look wonderful.

Mariah: Chance, we are super glad that it wasn’t anything more serious.

Sharon: I want to hug you, but I don’t want to hurt you.

Chance: No. Are you kidding me? Come here. Get in here.

Sharon: What did the doctor say? How long is is the recovery gonna take?

Tessa: How long do you have to wear that sling? I mean, maybe we could get you one that’s more stylish.

Chance: What’s wrong with this one?

Mariah: What about the person that shot you? What happens to him?

Chance: Well–

Nina: A text? I get a text to meet you here. What is wrong with you? Why didn’t you let me pick you up from the hospital?

Chance: Ooh, I felt this coming. I’m sorry. I just– I didn’t want you to worry.

Nina: Oh, come on, I’m your mother. I’m always gonna worry about you. Besides, you give me no choice. All of the times I wanted to come to your side and couldn’T. And now I’m here in town and I get a text?

Mariah: You’re in trouble.

Tessa: This might be worse than a bullet.

Chance: Well, you know what? The chief of police can handle checking out of the hospital on his own, okay?

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Nina: I haven’t forgotten you’re the police chief and you’ve got an image to protect and all that, but no one’s going to begrudge a caring parent by your side. No, I know what you’re doing. You’re afraid I’m gonna nag you about our conversation. Well, too bad. I’m nagging.

Chance: Mom…

Sharon: What conversation is that?

Chance: I just admitted that getting shot this time reminded me of getting shot last time. And the other situations where my life was on the line.

Nina: He’s questioning whether it’s time for a career change.

Chance: Questioning. That’s all. I’m not making any decisions.

Nina: Chance, you gotta trust your gut, you know? If you feel it’s time to go, then it’s time to go. You’ve spent so many years serving the public in so many ways. Just, when is it enough?

Chance: I understand that. I’ve just become chief though. Okay? You know, I’m just not really sure if walking away is the right move right now.

Nina: Well get sure.

[ Chance chuckling ]

Chance: Yeah. It’s on my mind. Don’t worry. There’s just a lot to consider. And you know what? I would honestly like sharon’s opinion on this.

Daniel: You know, that was a low blow comparing me to mom.

Summer: It stings. I know. Okay, enough about me and my love life. Let’s talk about you and your love life.

Daniel: Oh, no. No, thank you.

Summer: Oh, you don’t want to do that?

Daniel: Uh-uh.

Summer: Is there a reason?

[ Knocking on door ]

Daniel: That sounds like a pretty good reason. Hey.

Lucy: Hi, dad.

Daniel: Oh, luce and, uh, friend. Cool. Come on in. Yeah.

Heather: Hi.

Daniel: Hi. Good, good.

Lucy: Summer, hi.

Summer: Hi.

Lucy: It’s so good to see you.

Summer: Good to see you.

Lucy: Dad, you have furniture?

Daniel: I have some, yes. More is coming.

Lucy: What about my bedroom?

Daniel: Uh, your mattress should be here in a couple of days, I believe. Um, you know, I’m just gonna go ahead and ask. What’s with the pineapple?

Lucy: Oh, right. Um, happy housewarming.

Heather: On the way over here, lucy asked if we should bring you some kind of gift. So, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up this and uh, lucy insisted that she bring you a pineapple as well.

Daniel: Oh…

Lucy: You see pineapples all over savannah. Remember, dad? They mean welcome and hospitality. So, yeah.

Daniel: Normally, you see them on the front door or the stair railing, but hey, one you can eat. It’s great.

Summer: So much better.

Daniel: So much better. You know what? I love it. Thank you.

Lucy: You’re welcome.

Heather: In addition to welcoming you with alcohol and fruit, I wanted to share some good news.

Daniel: Okay?

Heather: I have an interview this afternoon at chancellor-winters for a position on their legal team.

Lucy: Isn’t that great, dad?

Daniel: It’s fantastic.

Heather: Thank you so much, daniel for, you know, making it happen.

Daniel: I think you should probably be thanking lily. Look, I hope that this all works out for you. I don’t know what I’m saying. Of course, it’s gonna work out. I mean, you’re gonna crush that interview.

Devon: Okay. So, you wanna come back to chancellor-winters?

Nate: I do.

Lily: Well, I mean, it’s not surprising. Aunt mamie’s been pushing for it.

Devon: All you’ve been talking about the last few months is how happy you are at newman and how much they respect you and how great of a boss victoria is. So, what’s changed?

Nate: Uh, I’m no longer at newman.

Devon: Did you blow things up with them like you did with us?

Nate: It depends on who you ask.

Lily: What does that mean?

Nate: Well, you all know victor retook the ceo seat.

Devon: Yeah, and demoted victoria.

Nate: Yep. So, he stepped in, made some changes. Uh, put nikki in charge of newman media, appointed adam as my assistant.

Jill: Oh, that man does love a good power play, doesn’t he?

Nate: Yep. Then he proceeded to lay a trap for his children and me. Because he suspected someone was going to betray him.

Jill: Oh, victor, of course you did.

Devon: What exactly did he do?

Nate: He pretended to be ill. Faked confusion, memory loss. He was trying to see who might take advantage of his mental decline.

Lily: That’s horrible. He let his children think that he was dying like ashland locke did with victoria?

Nate: Well, not dying. He just wanted them to think he lost his grip on reality.

Lily: How is that any better?

Jill: Oh, my god. But that is such a victor newman move if I ever heard one.

Lily: Okay. So, sorry. What does it have to do with you leaving the company?

Devon: Yeah. Did you figure out what he was doing and then call him out?

Nate: No. Just the opposite. I fell for the charade. I tried to protect the man. Get him the help. And it blew up in my face.

Claire: I’m not really surprised you tried to escape. You love to talk about how strong you are. How you can handle anything. This must be so strange for you. To be so vulnerable, not in charge of anything. You must have so many questions. Aunt jordan will explain everything. Once everyone’s here. If I tried to tell you, I’m afraid I’d get too emotional. I’m usually good at keeping everything inside, but this… this is too big. Too important. You could say I’ve been waiting for this thanksgiving my whole life. All right. Time to go set things in motion. Sweet dreams, nikki. Enjoy them while you can.

Nate: I thought I would discreetly get victor the treatment he needed. Take him to an out-of-the-way place where there’d be no chance of media leaks.

Jill: Like a facility or a clinic or something?

Nate: Yes. Yes. And it was a good plan. But victor saw it as me trying to get him out of the way so victoria and I could take control.

Devon: And that’s not what you were trying to do?

Nate: No. Not at all. I was concerned about the man and I wanted him to get proper treatment. But victor was hell-bent on finding a traitor. So he decided that’s what I was.

Jill: Oh, not you. You would never turn on anyone for your own advancement.

Nate: I’ve owned that in the past, jill, and i wouldn’t do that this time. Not with a man’s well-being at stake.

Devon: So, there was no part of you that thought that this was a good opportunity maybe to get victoria back to the top spot?

Nate: My only objective was to protect victor’s health and well-being. My plan accomplished both.

Devon: Okay. But why would victor fire you if he didn’t have any proof of what he thought you were doing?

Nate: I made arrangements for him to be placed in a facility. I set it up proactively so that things can move smoothly and quickly.

Devon: So, you committed him without his consent?

Nate: It was to assure he’d have a place set if needed. That is all. The one who was gunning to take advantage of victor’s weakness was adam.

Devon: And there’s proof of that?

Nate: Adam himself is the proof.

Lily: But victor didn’t see it?

Nate: Adam is playing the redeemed black sheep. So, victor feels the need to believe his son is sincere. Adam is family, I’m not.

Lily: So basically, now that you’re out of a job, you want us to forgive you and welcome you back to chancellor-winters.

Mamie: Welcome him back into the family, where he belongs.

Summer: So, I need to take off.

Heather: Oh, uh, summer, I hope you’re not leaving because of us. Because if– if you and daniel were in the middle of something, we can go.

Summer: No. No, please. You two stay. I gotta go pick up food and get back to work anyway. Lucy, so good to see you. I hope that walnut grove treats you well. Heather, welcome home. And you, invite me over when sally’s done with this place. I kind of want to see what she comes up with.

Daniel: Yeah, of course.

Lucy: Well, I am gonna go see my room. I was thinking of a mural wall.

Daniel: Mural wall? Hey, luce. Hey, luce. What kind of mural? Hey, what kind of mural are you thinking? Cool. Awesome. What?

Heather: Well, summer seems very curious about, uh, our dynamic.

Mariah: Well, we are gonna let you guys talk. It was good to see you, mom, and you, nina. Chance, we’re so happy that you’re out of the hospital, on the mend.

Tessa: I second all of that.

Sharon: Well, I’m gonna come by later so I can hang out with aria.

Mariah: Uh, yeah. We’ll put the hearing aids in for your visit. It’ll be great.

Tessa: Oh, she’s gonna love hearing her grandma’s voice.

Mariah: Bye, you guys.

Tessa: Bye.

Sharon: Bye.

Chance: Well, not to put too fine of a point on it, but I am starving.

Nina: I’m sorry, when are you not starving? The appetite on this one. Since he was a kid.

Chance: I barely got to eat anything in the hospital. So, why don’t I take my two favorite ladies to breakfast?

Jill: Mamie, dear. You did promise that you wouldn’t intrude on our discussion.

Mamie: No. What I said was that I would not intrude on any business discussion. This is much more than that.

Jill: Is it?

Mamie: Yes. This is about the cousins, lily, devon and nate taking a giant step towards reconciliation. And this is the very thing that my whole journey has been about.

Jill: Nate, why should we bring you back to chancellor-winters? I’m having a very hard time buying you as a team player. I mean, you just keep bouncing back between companies, pissing everybody off as you go.

Nate: Well, jill, um, I learned a lot since my departure from chancellor-winters. I’m past the need to prove myself at every turn, no matter the cost. I have a new appreciation for the value of collaboration. I’m better at knowing when to speak up and when to listen. I’ve also learned that my way or the highway isn’t gonna get me very far. I’m more flexible than I used to be. Point is, I’ve learned a lot from my wins, my losses, my highs, my lows, and more importantly, the meaning of family. I’m ready to be the best man for the job. And a proper cousin to you two, my family.

Abby: Chance. Hey, I had no idea that you were out of the hospital. That must mean that you’re doing well, right?

Chance: I’m doing better. Thank you. And thanks for coming by the hospital. I was a little groggy when you did, but I remember you being there. That’s about it.

Abby: Don’t worry about it. I’m just so thankful that you’re okay. And whenever you’re ready to see dominic, we will set up a visit.

Chance: I would love that. Thank you. Thank you.

Abby: Well, um, breakfast is on me.

Nina: Oh. Hey, abby, can you take a break for a few minutes and join us?

Abby: Um, sure. Okay.

Nina: So, I’m just curious. As dom’s mother, how would you feel if chance quit law enforcement? Just chose a totally different career?

Chance: Mom, mom, mom, mom, please. Don’t put her on the spot, please.

Nina: Just– just curious.

Abby: It’s fine. Um, when chance and I were married, I was constantly living in fear that something bad was going to happen to him. And then, something bad did happen. Spain. We know all about that. So, um, just because we’re not together anymore doesn’t mean that I stopped worrying about chance. I still care about you. And dominic thinks the world of you and someday, he’s gonna worry about you too. Here we are, we are sitting here talking about chance being shot at work, again. So, if you’re talking about walking away from the force, I’m all for it.

Nikki: Mm. As someone living with type 2 diabetes,

[ Nikki exhaling ]

Nikki: I can’t stay here. I have to find my phone. And victor. I have to call victor.

[ Nikki panting ]

Daniel: Our dynamic? We have a dynamic?

Heather: Well, come on, daniel. I saw the look your sister gave you and she sent a few my way as well. What’s, uh, what’s going on?

Daniel: Summer, you know, she’s just worried that you moving back to town, it’s gonna dredge up my old demons. I’m gonna be reminded of my spiral and I’m gonna spiral again.

Heather: She thinks it’s my fault?

Daniel: No. No, she is well aware that it was my fault. But, you know, she also knows how ashamed I was of the place that I got to when things got so dark for me. And come on, you must have thought about this stuff too. It must have crossed your mind.

Heather: No. It hasn’t, daniel. I know you’re in a better headspace now. I know you’re not going to hurt me and most importantly, lucy, like before. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t have moved back here.

Daniel: Well, thank you for the support. And for the vote of confidence.

Heather: Daniel, I like who you are now. Very, very much. I mean, you have to know that, don’t you?

Abby: I mean, chance, if you did decide to walk away from the force, what would you do instead? Would you go back to security consulting or private detective?

Chance: Mm… professional baseball player, maybe? No? No? No, honestly, I’ve given zero thought to it because I don’t think I’m done being chief just yet.

Sharon: It’s a big decision, chance, which we all respect.

Chance: Thank you, sharon.

Nina: You know, maybe you should consider the corporate world. What if, you know, big business was your true calling?

Chance: Where did that come from?

Nina: Well, you– you’re a chancellor, son. I mean, big business would be a natural field for you. Don’t you think?

Summer: Chance, you’re out of the hospital. How are you feeling?

Chance: Hey, not too bad. I tell you, this thing is getting me a lot of sympathy.

Summer: Well, you deserve it.

Chance: Oh.

Nate: I’ve kept up with what’s happening at chancellor-winters. I read all the business press. Uh, so I’m up to speed on what’s been accomplished. I think I can be of use in a number of areas. And like aunt mamie said, I want to feel like I’m part of the family again.

Lily: Well, those are two separate things. So, do you want to be welcome back into the family or do you want a job now that you’re unemployed?

Nate: Lily, I miss you. And you too, devon. Look, our estrangement has gone on too long. I– I hate that we’re not as close as we used to be.

Mamie: So do I.

Nate: And so does my mom. I wanna make her proud. And malcolm and my dad and dru and neil. I know we can get there. Look, neil and malcolm always found a way back from their issues. And lily, you know, dru and my mom clashed plenty, but they always made up.

Jill: Okay. Nate, I really appreciate you putting yourself on the line like you did. That wasn’t easy and I do believe you were sincere when you said that you regretted betraying us in the past. But now, devon and lily and I have to discuss whether we want you back and lily, you know, dru and my mom clashed plenty, but they always made up.

Jill: Okay. Nate, I really appreciate you putting yourself on the line like you did. That wasn’t easy and I do believe you were sincere when you said that you regretted betraying us in the past. But now, devon and lily and I have to discuss whether we want you back at chancellor-winters.

Lily: Yeah, we’ll talk about it.

Devon: And no promises.

Nate: Thank you for listening. Aunt mamie.

Mamie: Oh, and jill, I do look forward to us having a discussion about our issues.

Jill: Oh, I do too, mamie. Don’t you worry.

Devon: I’ll walk you two out. See you.

Jill: Well. Hm.

Lily: Uh, I don’t know. I mean, he seemed sincere.

Jill: Mm-hmm.

Lily: And honest and, I mean, I know that we all believe in second chances. I know I wouldn’t be here without them.

Jill: Yep.

Devon: Yeah. But let’s, like, take a second and really think about this. ‘Cause I don’t think that he’d care at all about chancellor-winters if he hadn’t gotten fired. And this is now what? Two strikes on him in the corporate world? One from us, one from newman? And I think I’d like to learn a little more about that victor story before we just go ahead and make a decision.

Lily: No. Yeah, you’re right. I mean, he could be lying to us.

Jill: I don’t think he was lying. I don’t think he was making that whole thing up. It sounds too much like victor newman. And he knows how easy it would be for us to check it out. You would just say something to abby and she would talk to her siblings.

Devon: Sure. Yeah. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that his intentions weren’t self-serving. Or at least serving victoria.

Lily: Jill, what do you think about nate coming back?

Jill: Would it have been my first choice? No. He crossed a hell of a line trying to sell us out. But I do agree with you. I think he was being sincere. So, yeah, I might be persuaded to give it a try if nate is being straight with us because, whoa, we’re gonna need all the support we can get right now.

Devon: What does that mean, jill?

Summer: Thank you.

Abby: Summer. Hey. Um, I think we need to talk.

Summer: Yeah. What about?

Abby: What’s going on with you and chance?

Summer: I don’t– I don’t know what you’re talking about. Oh, my god. I guess it really is that obvious, huh?

Lily: I know what jill is talking about.

Devon: Okay. Does anybody want to let me know what jill’s talking about?

Lily: I was gonna tell you today. I just– I know that you’ve been really trying to work things out with tucker.

Devon: Okay. And?

Lily: There’s evidence that tucker is involved with mamie’s investment in chancellor-winters.

Devon: I know that’s what we thought.

Lily: No, we have the proof. I’ve seen it. So not only does mamie have a vested interest in chancellor-winters, but so does tucker.

Jill: And that interest most likely involves getting rid of me.

Devon: And what’s this evidence that you found?

Lily: Tucker has been making investments with mamie’s firm, L.B.B. And it’s not a coincidence. I mean, they are colluding somehow.

Mamie: Oh, I’m so proud of you, nathan jr. You handled everything just right today. Your cousins would be foolish not to have you back into the family business.

Nate: Thank you for the vote of confidence, aunt mamie. But I’m not so sure if that’s gonna happen. I mean, sure we’ve taken steps in the right direction, but it’s obvious devon needs more time or more convincing to forgive me. If he ever does. And that whole victor fiasco surely didn’t help.

Mamie: Well, I think he’ll get there. And if he doesn’t, you just leave him to me. I think I can get him across the finish line.

Nina: Well, thank you, dear, for breakfast. I have to, um, jump on a call with my agent, but do you want me to drop you at your apartment so you can get some rest?

Chance: Uh, you know what? I think I’m gonna stick around here for a while. If that’s okay with you.

Sharon: I’ll suffer through.

Nina: Okay, good. I’ll see you.

Chance: See you.

Nina: I love you, sweetheart.

Chance: I love you more.

Nina: Bye, sharon.

Sharon: Bye.

Chance: Hi.

Sharon: Hi.

Chance: I missed you.

Sharon: I missed you too. So, now that it’s just the two of us, how do you really feel about possibly leaving the force and doing something else?

Chance: We talked about this before.

Sharon: Yeah. And you said that as frustrating as it can be sometimes, especially with folks who believe that the law doesn’t apply to them and as dangerous as it can get on occasion, you liked helping people and keeping them safe.

Chance: Yeah. And you know what? I felt really good about being chief. I hate the idea of leaving my guys in the lurch, you know? But hey, I guess getting shot is a pretty good reason to rethink your life.

Sharon: Well, whatever you decide is fine by me. I hope you know that. I just don’t want you to feel pressured into making a decision.

Chance: Thank you. Really. No, I promise, I’m gonna do what’s best for me.

[ Nikki groaning ]

Nikki: Oh, I feel so weak and light-headed. Like I’ve been…

[ Nikki inhaling ] Oh, my god. No. No. No.

[ Nikki panting ] No.

Jordan: Don’t get soft on me now, claire.

Claire: Aunt jordan.

Jordan: We have waited so long and we’re so very, very close.

Narrator: Next week on the young and the restless…

Jill: Come to work with me at chancellor-winters. Honey, I will teach you the ropes of the business world.

Abby: Well, it is so good to see all of you. Michael, gloria, I’m glad that you’re home and I’m glad that you kept her out of prison.

Nikki: Oh, god. What have I done?

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Ashley: I bet you’re happy to see me, right?

Diane: Yeah. You know, we’re never going to be besties, but we are family. So peace for Jack’s sake?

Ashley: Absolutely. You saved my life.

Diane: Oh, there is that.

Ashley: So, I will try very hard not to hate you.

Diane: Well, I will try hard not to hate you back.

Ashley: Great. How’s everybody, anyway?

Diane: Um, uh, well, Kyle left this morning. I haven’t seen him. Traci, I think she had dinner plans, and, oh, my grandson is upstairs getting ready for his bath.

Ashley: Oh, my grandson. I have to see Dominic tomorrow. Absolutely.

Diane: Ashley.

Ashley: Yeah.

Diane: Um, hey, I’m– I’m sorry about the way your marriage turned out. I mean, I– I– I don’t know your side of things directly, of course, but, um, there is no doubt in my mind that tucker is to blame for whatever happened.

Ashley: Yeah. You know what? It’s okay. We don’t really have to dwell on that, okay?

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Jack: When I realized you were listening in, I was tempted to beat you at your own game.

Tucker: All right.

Jack: Yes. Some fake conversations, send you charging off in the wrong direction. The entertainment value was hard to pass up.

Tucker: But you did, pass it up.

Jack: Well, I realized I didn’t want to stoop to your level.

Tucker: There’s good old Jack, righteous as ever.

Jack: I don’t need to stoop to your level. See, I have no doubt in my mind, the Abbotts will always have the upper hand where you’re concerned, so whatever it is you’re really up to here, whatever it is you want to accomplish, I have some advice. Give it up. Go away, back to your monastery or your mountain top. Anywhere but here.

Tucker: No, I like being close to my son and my grandson. Besides, running away is really not my style. It sounds like more of an Abbott trait.


 

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Nikki: Claire! Claire, answer me!

[ Nikki sighing ] All right, I have to think. I have to think. What is happening? What arrangements is she making in genoa city? What do you want from me? All right. Just calm down. You’ve dealt with worse than this. All that matters right now is getting out of here. I can figure this out. I can do this and when I’m out… there’ll be hell to pay!

Victoria: Why am I not surprised that you two are here? You’ve just come from being with dad. Am I right?

Adam: Yes, we have.

Victoria: And you want to try to convince me to stay on at newman because now you are the good and faithful son all of a sudden. Even though everybody knows that’s a lie, except for dad, who’s desperate to believe it because otherwise, you’re just a reminder that not everything victor newman touches is golden.

Adam: Yeah. And you hate the fact that maybe I did the right thing, for the right reasons. Because then you would have to take me seriously and would consider that victor might actually trust me. And that terrifies you, doesn’t it?

Victoria: No. See what terrifies me actually is that you might blow up the family and the company. But on a personal level, not a chance.

Nick: Okay. Will you two just stop, okay? Things are actually blowing up around us and we need to figure out a way on how to fix it.

Adam: You’re right. I’m sorry, victoria.

Victoria: I’m so sorry, adam.

Nick: There we go. That was nice. Okay, let’s get to the point of why we’re here. Vic, what is it gonna take to convince you to stay at newman?

Lily: So, what do you think?

Jill: I think it’s beautiful. It may have been devon’s before, but you certainly made it your own. This is a lovely place to call home, honey.

Lily: Yeah, I think so too. And with devon and abby at the chancellor house again…

Jill: Ah, yes, devon and abby. And with little dominic racing up and down the halls.

Lily: You think katherine would care about his little handprints on the walls?

Jill: I think katherine would frame those little handprints.

Lily: Ah, true. Can I get you something? Water? Coffee?

Jill: No, I can’t stay long and I assume you didn’t invite me over here to admire your décor, so–

Daniel: Actually, no, she didn’T. There’s been a development at chancellor-winters that you need to hear about.

Jill: What? Something’s happened.

Lily: Yeah, you could say that. Daniel learned more about mamie’s interest in the company.

Jill: Well, then I damn well want to know about it. Let’s hear it.

Daniel: The infiltration doesn’t stop with mamie. The man behind the curtain is none other than tucker mccall.

Jill: Tucker mccall and mamie johnson? Well, that is a match made in hell.

Audra: Thank you.

Tucker: Hey, I got your text. Where’s the fire?

Audra: Have a seat, tucker. You know, in fact, why don’t you grab a drink? You’re not gonna like this.

Diane: Kyle, what’s wrong?

Kyle: Um. Why don’t– why don’t you pour yourself a drink? You’re gonna need it. Hi, my name is damioniane: What’s going on?

Kyle: I hate doing this, for a bunch of reasons.

Diane: Doing what? What is it?

Kyle: It– it’s bad, mom. It’s bad. There will be a lot of “I told you so”s and a lot of groveling on my part to dad. But I– mom, I hope you’ll at least understand why I did the things I did.

Diane: All right. Go on.

Kyle: I’m ashamed and I’ve rationalized a lot to myself and now–

Diane: Kyle, sweetheart, look who you’re talking to. Whatever it is, I– I promise. No– no judgment. Just support, you know that, right?

Kyle: If I didn’t know that, I’d keep this to myself and let it eat me alive. Mom, I– I almost sold out dad and jabot. I almost sold out our entire family to tucker mccall.

Tucker: Okay. Hit me.

Audra: Um… kyle suddenly grew a conscience.

Tucker: Ah. How big of a conscience?

Audra: He’s backing out of our arrangement.

Tucker: And?

Audra: Tucker, there’s every possibility he’s gonna tell his father.

Tucker: Oh, I would say it’s a certainty. Jack already suspects I have something in the works. Kyle will confirm it. The abbotts are nothing, if not predictable.

[ Audra scoffing ]

Audra: So, you knew this was coming? You knew kyle would back out?

Victoria: Well, I gotta say, you know, this is quite a moment. The two of you working in tandem at dad’s command.

Nick: It wasn’t a command.

Adam: Actually, it was a command.

Victoria: You know, if dad ordered you to bring me back to newman, I’m afraid that he’s gonna be very disappointed and you are gonna let him down. I mean, of course, he knows that I would come back if you walk away. Or better yet, if he fires you. Otherwise, I’ll have to respectfully decline.

Adam: Well, there you go, nick. We got our answer. Do you want me to call dad or are you gonna do it?

Nick: What our dad wants is for the three of us to work together, okay? Now, a day ago, you were terrified about losing dad, right? Well, it turns out dad is the same victor newman he always has been. He wants the three of us to work together at his company, and he is not wrong.

Victoria: You know, I just think that that’s kind of funny. Coming from the guy that left newman.

Nick: Okay. That’s fair. I’ll admit it. I was wrong. My place is at newman and it always has been. I’m back, vic, 100%.

Victoria: Well, I guess two out of three isn’t bad. I hope you guys have a really wonderful time working together and I hope dad enjoys every minute of it.

Nick: Oh, come on. Are you really gonna do this to me?

Victoria: What, nicholas? What is being done to you?

Nick: I am stuck in the middle between dad and adam with no ally. Do you think that sounds appealing to me?

Victoria: Well, you’re the one that wants to stay on no matter what.

Nick: Look, we both know that eventually he’s gonna do something stupid and shoot himself in the foot. It is inevitable.

Adam: Okay. Not that I don’t treasure the kind words of encouragement, but need I remind you that I didn’t plan any of this. Now, victor seems to have confidence in me, so why can’t the two of you?

Nick: If adam implodes and no one is there to mitigate the fallout, he’s gonna drag dad and the company down with him.

Adam: You realize that I can hear you, right?

Nick: You need to stop talking and let me handle this.

Adam: Okay because you’re doing such a great job. I think you’ve actually got her on the hook–

Nick: Adam, enough.

Adam: Okay. I’m done. Not another peep from me.

Nick: Like it or not, this is an all-or-nothing scenario. Either the three of us work together or we’re all out and dad is gonna clean house.

Victoria: And yet somehow, adam will even survive that.

Adam: It’s a gift.

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Nick: Vic, think about it. Dad faked this mental decline to prove a point and it worked. Nate ended up showing his true colors.

Victoria: They’re not as malicious as you or dad wants to think.

Nick: This isn’t about nate. All right. Look, I hate even saying this out loud, but someday the decline is going to be real and do we want him to be the one who’s on the inside looking out for dad and the company?

Adam: Oh, perish the thought.

Nick: I thought you said you were gonna be quiet.

Adam: Oh, well, I lied.

Nick: Would we really be okay with letting him be in charge if, heaven forbid, something did happen to dad?

Victoria: Of course not. But you’ll be there, right?

Nick: Vic, we need each other, all right? We are the safety net between dad and adam.

[ Adam chuckling ]

Adam: My god, you two are unbelievable. I could negotiate world peace, I could cure cancer, eliminate global warming and feed the poor and you would still think, “that son of a bitch is still up to something.” Listen, I’m only gonna say this once, so listen carefully. All I care about is making this work. I don’t wanna best you. I have no interest in tanking the company and destroying my son’s inheritance, even to spite my loving siblings. Okay? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll let you get back to your boring little tedious conspiring on how to shackle me and throw me into the newman dungeon. I care about one thing and one thing only: What our dad thinks. And as long as he’s got my back, I don’t care how much you two distrust me. But you know who will care about it? Victor newman. So good luck with that.

Nick: So, what’s it gonna be?

Daniel: My mother told me that tucker made some sizable investments through mamie’s financial firm. There you go.

Jill: So, has it been confirmed?

Daniel: Lily’s team verified it.

Lily: In and of itself, it proves nothing. But, I mean, why would tucker invest millions into an account that’s being managed by the same person who bought victor’s share of chancellor-winters?

Jill: Wow. Does devon know?

Daniel: No. No, he doesn’T. I wanted to get your reaction first and lily’s before dragging devon into it. I mean, his relationship with his father is already complicated. I didn’t really feel like it was my place to make matters any worse until we at least knew more.

Jill: Well, there’s no way that tucker isn’t involved in whatever it is mamie is up to. In fact, it was probably his idea in the first place.

[ Jill chuckling ] And she’s just too happy to go along with it. Those two really wanna screw me over. Both of them.

Tucker: I had a pretty good feeling kyle would choke. I said I would put him to the test and I meant it, but I knew the outcome. The kid just doesn’t have it in him.

Audra: So, you knew this would happen, but didn’t keep me in the loop?

Tucker: And run the risk of you overplaying your hand again? Why would I do that?

Audra: So, in other words, you’re putting me to the test as well. Do you trust anyone tucker?

Tucker: Mm-mm. And neither should you. And frankly, I’m a little disappointed in you.

Audra: For what?

Tucker: For not expecting kyle to do exactly what he did. You of all people should know that carnal attraction only goes so far.

Audra: Well, thank you for your deep and important life lessons.

Tucker: Plus, I learned all too brutally from ashley that– that abbott blood is– is thick as tar.

Audra: So, what now?

Tucker: You relax. We have a drink, we bide our time. This is all part of the process for junior. But believe me, we haven’t heard or seen the last of kyle abbott. So i

Kyle: You know how I felt I deserved to be reinstated as co-ceo of jabot. And not entitled, not nepoed in. Deserved.

Diane: Of course. And I wanted that for you and for jabot.

Kyle: Yeah, and we both knew that was never gonna happen. Dad was not gonna risk sending billy off the rails by taking his position away from him. And yeah, I was pissed.

Diane: I don’t blame you. Kyle, what did you do?

Kyle: I vented to audra and she tempted me with an offer.

Tucker: So, what kyle’s gonna do is confess to mommy and daddy as much of this as his courage will allow. And he’ll play the victim. “Poor me. Even after all I’ve done for jabot and all I’ve contributed.” Blah, blah, blah. And then you, jezebel. He will claim that you have, um, you’ve preyed on his emotions and tried to lure him into your web. Forced him to make bad choices, choices that involve tucker mccall. And he’s so ashamed to admit it, but he was tempted.

Kyle: Tucker and audra have a plan to stage a hostile takeover at jabot, but I don’t know the specifics and tucker has no interest in having any hands-on involvement running the company. He’s leaving that to audra.

Diane: And in turn, audra has offered you the position that jack wouldn’t give you.

Audra: If you knew this would happen, then it’s clearly what you wanted. But why?

Tucker: Jack, because he’s so predictable, is gonna use his son the way he tried to use his brother and send kyle right back into the belly of the beast. I’m the beast, of course. Only this time as a mole.

Victor: Hi.

Victoria: Hi.

Victor: What can I do for you?

Victoria: I just came by to thank you.

Victor: Thank me for what?

Victoria: For making it so obvious how little my feelings and my opinions mean to you.

Victor: What are you talking about?

Victoria: Daddy, you sent nicholas and adam by to basically emotionally strong-arm me into staying at newman. Really? I mean, in other words, you have zero respect for my instincts.

Victor: Oh, your instincts. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s right. Wait a minute, your instincts that led you to billy boy abbott, J.T. Hellstrom, ashland locke and now, nate hastings. Hell of an instinct.

Victoria: My personal life has nothing to do with this. It’s business. You’re always the one who says it’s not personal, it’s business, so please leave my exes out of this, please.

Victor: My dear girl–

Victoria: This is about you that’s the problem.

Victoria: My personal life has nothing to do with this. It’s business. You’re always the one who says it’s not personal, it’s business, so please leave my exes out of this, please.

Victor: My dear girl–

Victoria: This is about you and me and what I bring to the table.

Victor: The problem is that you bring your personal business into the office. That’s the problem.

Victoria: Well, I’m sorry then, daddy. I’m confused. Why do you even want me back here?

Victor: Two reasons. For your mother and for yourself.

[ Stairs creaking ]

[ Nikki panting ]

Nikki: Hello. Hello. Please. Please, someone help me. Oh, god. Damn it!

[ Nikki gasping ]

Nikki: What do you want?

Claire: Tell you and spoil the surprise? I wouldn’t dream of it. Not until everyone’s here.

Nikki: Who?

Claire: That family that you cherish so much. Although god knows why? They are as dysfunctional as any family I’ve ever seen. They think they’re so superior, so above it all. They hurt people over perceived threats. They– they discard people like trash who they think are of no use to them. You all are the worst kind of people. Vicious, sanctimonious. You disgust me.

Nikki: What are you talking about?

Claire: Did you really believe that the time would never come to even the score? I have been very patient. I have waited long enough. Time’s up. Hm. That’s it. Close your eyes. Sleep. You’ll have your answers very soon. You’re not gonna like them, but you deserve all the pain they’ll cause.

Nikki: Stay away from my family.

Claire: Sorry, nikki. You’re not calling the shots anymore.

Victor: You know damn well, it means everything to your mother to have you here and thrive.

Victoria: Well, it’s just a little hard to thrive when you’re constantly pushing me down.

Victor: What do you mean I’m constantly pushing you down? What the hell are you talking about? You have sat in this chair for how long? I’m pushing you down? Watch your tone.

Victoria: You know what? Mom might actually have more respect for me if I call you out on your constant and outrageous acceptance of adam. In spite of all of his underhanded and hurtful and egregious moves that he’s always making. You know what, daddy? I think mom would actually even maybe applaud me if I cleaned out my desk and I walked away. Tell me something. How does it benefit me? How do I thrive by sticking around here and watching you continue to make excuses for adam every time he tries to stick a knife in your back.

Victor: Let me ask you something. What would you have without this company? Without me? You have nothing.

Diane: I get it. I completely understand the temptation. I– I really do. But the important thing is you didn’t act on it. That’s what matters.

Kyle: But I considered it.

Diane: But clearly, you regret that and now you’ve done the right thing. I’m– I’m proud of you.

Kyle: Yeah, I don’t know if I deserve that. I definitely didn’t expect it.

Diane: What did you expect?

Kyle: I don’t know. I thought you’d probably use it as another opportunity to rip into audra again. Or at least remind me of what an idiot I was to get involved with her in the first place.

Diane: I think I’ve said enough about that. You don’t need to hear it again.

Kyle: Now, all I have to do is tell dad.

Diane: No. No, not yet.

Audra: Look, I can see your logic about jack trying to use kyle as a mole. It’s the kind of thing the abbotts think is clever. But what I don’t think you’re taking into account is that kyle has obviously lost his nerve, which proves he’s weak. You know, why would he be so willing to just throw himself back into that arena?

Tucker: Because he’s so desperate for his dad’s approval.

Audra: Okay. That’s fair. So, I assume the plan would be to use this to our advantage by pointing kyle in exactly the wrong direction.

Tucker: Yeah, that’s one way to go about it.

Jill: I have been knocking on your door upstairs for the last five minutes. I assumed you were avoiding me.

Tucker: Why in the world would I do that? You know that feeling of having to rewash dishesthat didn’t get clean? I don’T. Cascade platinum plus has me doing dishes… differently. Scrub? Soak? Nope. I just scrape, load and I’m done. Only platinum plus is bigger.

With double the dawn grease

fighting power

and double

the scrubbing power.

For a no rewash clean…

and a cabinet ready shine.

Kyle: Why shouldn’t I go ahead and confess to dad? Mom, I hate the idea of looking him in the eye and pretending that nothing is wrong.

Diane: Don’t do that to yourself. Instead, recognize this as an opportunity and turn it into something positive. You’re just going to need some more information.

Kyle: I– I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Diane: Well, let me spell it out for you. It’s time that you turn the tables on audra and take advantage of her for a change.

Kyle: Mom, why would I do that?

Diane: Why? So you can find out what she and tucker are really planning and then you can bring the details back to your father. You don’t have to tell him that you almost fell into their trap. You can even say that this has been your plan all along. Just think how proud he’ll be of you.

Kyle: That would be a lie.

Diane: No, it would be a slight manipulation of the order of events. And he would be proud and grateful.

Kyle: Mom, I just–

Diane: So grateful, in fact, that he will forget all of this billy nonsense and give you exactly what you want.

Jill: Sweetie, would you excuse us, please? I need to talk to this one by myself.

Tucker: Would you mind?

Audra: Not at all.

Tucker: And, uh, contact me when you hear from that friend we were discussing.

Audra: Yeah, of course. Nice seeing you, jill.

Tucker: Is it just me or has it been too long?

Jill: Oh, it’s just you. Listen, tucker, I don’t wanna play games here. Okay, I don’t want any dancing around the issues or any snappy comebacks because I don’t have the time or the patience for it.

Tucker: What about just a few seconds to reminisce?

Jill: I know that you were behind mamie’s decision to invest in chancellor-winters. And I also know that for years, you’ve resented the fact that I’m running the company that your mama–

Tucker: Now, let’s leave katherine out of this, shall we?

Jill: Fair enough. Okay. I just came here to tell you that you do not intimidate me. As a matter of fact, you don’t even worry me.

Tucker: Really? Jill, you wouldn’t be sitting here if that were true. You’re worried because you know I have a plan. And that scares you because my plans don’t often fail.

Jill: Well, I guess I’ll just have to check with ashley on that one.

Lily: No matter what happens between jill and tucker, I have to tell devon what we found out.

Daniel: Okay. Maybe you should at least wait until we find out what tucker is actually up to.

Lily: Well, I mean, even if it’s nothing, I have to tell hi

Lily: No matter what happens between jill and tucker, I have to tell devon what we found out.

Daniel: Okay. Maybe you should at least wait until we find out what tucker is actually up to.

Lily: Well, I mean, even if it’s nothing, I have to tell him what’s going on.

Daniel: You don’t think that maybe he’s already a little suspicious?

Lily: Well, no, I know he is. I know he already talked to tucker about a possible connection to mamie. But one of the caveats of us working together again was full transparency and I take that very seriously. And plus, I hate the turmoil that he’s in over his father.

Daniel: I just think it’s a little premature. I mean, what if you say something to him and it blows up that turmoil even more before we get a chance to confirm whether it’s true or not?

Lily: I mean, look, devon is a strong intelligent person. If I tell him that we have this information, but we’re still digging, he’ll understand that. I think he would appreciate that a lot more than being left in the dark.

Victoria: So, you think that my life is empty without you and newman? Really? I mean, that’s the daughter that you think you raised. Oh, my god. Have you ever had any respect for me, at all?

Victor: I did very much.

Victoria: Did? Past tense?

Victor: Without this company to focus on, I’m worried that you’ll spin out.

Victoria: Oh, I see. So, you really think that I am that frail and unbalanced. That if I chose not to tolerate adam and accept this subservient role that I have here at newman, that I am that weak and that I– I would fall apart. Really, dad?

Victor: I honestly don’t know what to think about you anymore, all right?

Nick: I had a feeling this is where you were headed. How bad has it gotten?

Victoria: Well, dad seems seems to think that I– I live a meaningless life and that I would just completely fall apart without his guidance. Maybe I will, dad. Maybe you’re right. Maybe that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. I’m just gonna fall apart.

Victor: Okay.

Victoria: Yeah, I’m just gonna completely lose control. Look out, world! Victoria newman is about to spin out.

Nick: Vic…

[ Nick sighing ]

Nikki: Who’s there?

Nick: Hi. Is, uh, sharon in? Okay. Could I get a green tea? Thank you.

Audra: Tucker.

Tucker: Uh, I’ll call you later. It’s all good.

[ Victor sighing ]

Nikki: Victor.

Victor: That’s my sweet baby. Sh, you have to keep quiet. You can’t alert anyone that I’m here, all right?

Nikki: No.

Victor: But I’m gonna get you out of here.

Nikki: Victor, I don’t know what’s going on. Why is claire doing this to me? What does she want?

Victor: Sweetheart, everything is gonna be all right. Right now, you’re going to have to hold very still, okay? It’s going to hurt when I pull it out, all right?

Nikki: Okay. All right.

Victor: So, you ready?

Nikki: Yeah.

Victor: Okay.

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Adam: Got your message.

Victor: Thank you for meeting me on such short notice.

Adam: Well, it’s not like I have a whole lot else going on lately. So, what did you want to see me about?

Nick: You told him yet?

Adam: Told me what?

Victor: I thought you would bring your sister?

Nick: Yeah, I don’t think vic’s coming.

Victor: That’s disappointing.

Nick: I think she’s made her position very clear.

Adam: Okay, wait a minute. What is this? Is this an ambush? What position? What’s going on here?

Victor: I have some news regarding your future, adam.

Victoria: Hi.

Nate: Victoria.

Victoria: You’re, um, you’re a hard man to get a hold of these days.

Nate: I thought we agreed to spend some time apart.

Victoria: You said you needed some time to process what happened with my father. I just didn’t realize that meant total avoidance.

Nate: Victoria, what–

Victoria: So, I guess I can conclude that, uh, you decided that you no longer want anything to do with me.

Nate: I’m not sure what I’m–

Victoria: Nate, why don’t you just say it? Just– just– just be honest. Just tell me that it’s over.

Audra: Uh, kyle. What a surprise. I– I wasn’t expecting you.

Kyle: I sent you a text asking if we could meet, but you didn’t respond to it.

Audra: Uh, yeah. No, I’ve just been swamped here. You know, with nikki gone for a few days, it’s a marathon of work. But to be completely honest, I thought you wanted to meet about something personal, so I decided to make you wait.

Kyle: Yeah, um.

Audra: But now that you’re here…

Kyle: It’s not about personal stuff, audra. This is about business.

Audra: Oh, you look so serious.

Kyle: I’m having second thoughts about going after jabot.

Nate: I’m not avoiding you, victoria.

Victoria: Yeah? Well, I mean, it sure seemed that way. No response to any of my texts. Radio silence when I left you any voice messages.

Nate: I thought I made it clear that I need some time to figure things out. Not just us. That whole clown show with your father. That– that’s still pretty fresh.

Victoria: So, you couldn’t at least pick up a phone?

Nate: I honestly don’t know what I would have said to you.

Victoria: How about, “hi, how’s it going?” I mean, that would have been enough. I just needed to connect with you. And I– I just needed to know if there was still a chance.

Nate: I’m sorry.

Victoria: I understand that you’re trying to figure a lot of things out right now and I’m not trying to push, but, I mean, can we at least get a drink, you know? Have a conversation? We don’t have to come to any conclusions about us, but we can have a drink as– as friends. I mean, friendship is still on the table, isn’t it?

Nate: Of course, it is.

Victoria: So, anyway, a lot has happened to me since the last time I saw you.

Nate: What do you mean?

Victoria: Well, I mean, that I’m– I’m sort of in the same kind of limbo that you are right now.

Nate: You didn’t quit your job, did you?

Victoria: No, not yet.

Nate: Don’t do that on my account.

Victoria: Okay. It wouldn’t be just that. I know that my dad overreacted, but, you know, his concerns weren’t completely unwarranted, nate.

Nate: He turned on me, victoria. Because he thought I had turned on him. He chose not to accept my explanation and fired me. And you fomented it by choosing to back adam. It fed victor’s belief that I was trying to undermine him.

Victoria: I own that.

Nate: But I swear to you, I set things in motion at the clinic purely as a protective measure to ensure your father had a place secured and the time necessary for treatment.

Victoria: I know, but it was a very presumptuous move. You have to admit that. My dad saw it as a coup.

Nate: I am tired of trying to defend myself.

[ Nate sighing ] So, what are you gonna do now?

Victoria: I don’t know. I don’t know where I fit in right now. My life just feels like, uh, it’s suddenly this completely muddled, confused mess. And I don’t have anyone to talk to about it. My mother’s out of town. Nicholas would just give me advice that I wouldn’t want to follow probably, and forget– forget about my dad. I’m not gonna talk to him about anything. I guess what I’m saying is that I miss talking with you. And nate, I miss you. I miss your wisdom and your kindness and your compassion.

Nate: I miss you too. But I’m not sure I can be that person for you right now.

Victoria: I see.

Nate: I was counting on you to back me up and you weren’t there for me. That doesn’t just go away.

Victoria: I’m not just trying to sweep it under the rug. I understand that. I– I didn’t ever mean to hurt you, but can’t we just grab a drink? Have a conversation? I mean, is that really too much to ask?

Victor: I want you both to know that victoria has threatened to walk away from the company if I offered you a position of any power.

Adam: Okay. Well, then why are we wasting each other’s time?

Nick: Look, will you just stop talking and listen for once?

Adam: No. What for? So pops can put a fatherly hand on my shoulder?

Victor: Are you finished?

Adam: Apparently so. At least at newman enterprises. Unless I’m missing something here?

Victor: I told victoria if she insisted on demanding that, that she would no longer have a job at this company.

Adam: What is this? Is this another game? A contest? What hoops have you arranged for me to jump through this time, dad?

Victor: Listen carefully. The games are over and you have won. The stance you took when everyone else thought that that my mental capacities were in decline. I could no longer run this company. You came up with a plan to support both me and the company.

Adam: Yeah. But that was my intention, 100%.

Victor: And I appreciate it. And if victoria doesn’t see it that way, so be it. I run the show around here. If she disagrees with that, she can take a walk.

Adam: Wow. Uh…

Victor: Is that all you have to say?

Adam: You’re gonna have to forgive me if I’m a little surprised that you would overthrow the golden child for me. And I’m a little skeptical. I mean, what’s your angle here?

Victor: No angles, no games. I want this family to finally work together. It is all I’ve ever wanted. Ever wanted. You are as much a part of this family as both nicholas and victoria. That will never change. And if victoria doesn’t like it, she can take a walk and I won’t stop her.

Adam: Well, you’re being a little quiet.

Nick: Yeah.

Adam: Gearing up? Sharpening the metal knife? Well, go ahead, let me have it. Let’s hear your take on all of this. Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth

Nick: I’m not happy about any of it. Starting with the fact that you faked some mental decline to try and trick your children into betraying you. It says an awful lot about your transparency and trust in us.

Victor: I’ve made my reasons for that clear to you.

Nick: Doesn’t mean I have to like it or agree with it. I also don’t like that victoria feels like she needs to step away from this company because you have weaseled your way back into another position of power that you do not deserve.

Adam: Okay. Well, according to you.

Nick: No. According to everything you’ve ever done since you walked into our lives. Now, I will do what I can. I will talk to vic. I will try and convince her to stay at newman. But when it comes to you? Clearly, this is on dad. And we’re gonna do whatever he wants because if it was up to me, you wouldn’t be in this office right now or the building.

Adam: You certainly don’t disappoint.

Victor: Nicholas, you may disagree with my methods, my decisions. I respect that. But I did all that for one purpose and one purpose only. To bring this family together so that all of us can work together as a team. Do you know how powerful we will be if we all work together?

Nick: I get it, dad. But do you expect us to just live happily ever after?

Victor: That’s up to the three of you.

Adam: Can I assume that nick will replace victoria if she walks? And I’ll assume that I’ll replace nate as coo?

Victor: Would that be all right with you?

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Nicholas, you disagree?

Nick: Ah, what does it matter, dad?

Victor: Son, I still want your input.

Nick: Here’s my input. Whatever happened to adam starting at the bottom and working his way up? I guess you didn’t mean that either, huh? What a surprise. Looks like I was right about that too.

Audra: What do you mean you’re having second thoughts about our plan? What’s happened?

Kyle: I don’t think I can betray my family just to get a position of power at jabot.

Audra: It’s a position you deserve. We have been over this, kyle. I thought you saw our plan as the best and only way to achieve that.

Kyle: Yeah. I no longer want to believe that. Look, I– I guess I will have to find some other way to get there, but not by betraying my family.

Audra: But you won’t get there, kyle. How much clearer can it be? You know, your father doesn’t trust you. Billy will always stand in your way. Because of that, you were gung ho about joining tucker and me. So what’s really changed?

Kyle: I– I guess I have. Look, I– I made that decision out of frustration and anger.

Audra: And don’t forget ambition.

Kyle: Yeah, I can’t deny that. But at the end of the day, I have to be able to live with myself and I just don’t think I can if I go down this road.

Audra: Look, kyle, I know this has been hard for you. I sympathize with that. I really do.

Kyle: You’re not gonna talk me out of my decision.

Audra: Look, it’s only natural you’d have some misgivings about going against your family, who, let’s be honest, has never exactly returned that loyalty. But I promise you, all of your doubts will vanish once we take control of jabot.

Kyle: No. They won’T.

Audra: Kyle, I know much more about these things than you do, but you’ll get there. You will find how intoxicating true power is.

Kyle: No, audra. Stop. Okay? You’re not listening to me. Yes, I deserve this job. But I want it given to me by my father the right way, not by ripping the company away from him and taking control.

Audra: You’re a fraud. You know, I never expected you’d end up afraid of going after what you want because daddy might disapprove. You know, tucker warned me. You know, I guess I just had more faith in you than you actually deserved.

[ Nikki sighing ]

Nikki: Claire! Claire, where are you? Oh, god. Claire! Where are you? What is happening to me?

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Nikki: Claire. What– what’s going on? Where am I? My purse. My purse. Where’s my purse? My phone?

[ Nikki panting ]

[ Nikki grunting ] Please, somebody! Somebody help me! Please!

[ Knocking continues ]

Nate: So, here we are.

Victoria: Thank you. I appreciate that you could bring yourself to sit down and talk to me.

Nate: Victoria–

Victoria: No, really. I mean it. You’re not obligated to listen to me, especially given the circumstances, so thank you for doing it.

Nate: Okay. So, what’s been going on?

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: Chaos as usual.

Nate: At newman?

Victoria: Adam is the man of the hour now because of the way that he handled the situation when we all thought that dad’s mind was deteriorating.

Nate: You backed him up.

Victoria: Clearly, that’s still a sore point with you.

Nate: It was the only point. It helped victor decide he couldn’t trust me, so I was out.

Victoria: No, dad made that decision when he learned that you already practically committed him.

Nate: See, that’s what I mean. You still believe it too.

Victoria: Look, if I could go back, I would realize that adam was just saying everything that dad wanted to hear and I was blindly and stupidly following along. I should have been asking myself, “what’s in it for him?” Because there’s always, always something in it for adam, no matter what he does.

Nate: So, you do regret it.

Victoria: Yes.

Nate: Okay. Well, thank you for that. So, was adam promoted? Did victor give him my job?

Victoria: I don’t know what his role will be, but dad wants to bring him back into the fold in a very high position. I threatened to walk out the door if he did that.

Nate: Seriously?

Victoria: Yeah. I basically told him either adam goes or I do.

Nate: Come on. That would be a very foolish move, victoria. You need to go back and convince victor you were wrong.

Adam: And if victoria stays on as your right hand, does that mean that nick is gonna replace nate?

Victor: That’s one possible scenario, yeah.

Adam: So, what’s left for me? Am I gonna be nick’s assistant so I can continue paying penance for all my sins?

Victor: We’ll find something for you. It will suit your particular proclivities.

Nick: What would that be? Con man in residence?

Adam: Dad, whatever it is, I accept.

Nick: I’m surprised you don’t think you deserve something more.

Victor: That’s enough, son.

Nick: Sure. Dad, it’s just, you know, you discount the kids who have stood by you and are loyal to you and you reward one who has clearly shown all he cares about is gaining more power, no matter how that happens.

Victor: Son, that’s enough. I’m sick and tired of all the bickering among you.

Adam: It has grown quite tedious, nicholas.

Victor: Okay? No more. I will assign a job to you that is of importance. Nicholas, you will take over nate hastings’s position. And you will both do your best to convince victoria to come back to the fold, all right?

Adam: Would that be okay for you, nick?

Nick: It doesn’t look like I have any choice.

Victor: You’re damn right you don’t have a choice. I call the shots, no one else. And if any of you don’t like it, you can all walk. I’ll replace all of you. Type 2 diabetes? Discover the ozempic tri-zone.

Victor: Glad you’re taking some time to relax. Love and miss you already.

[ Loud banging on door ]

Nikki: Claire! Can you hear me? What is going on? Why are you doing this?

Claire: Well, here it is. It’s nothing like the newman ranch but it’s home.

Nikki: After traveling, tea will just hit the spot. Oh, thank you. Hey, this tea is very different. What kind is it?

Claire: I couldn’t say.

Nikki: Well, you haven’t even touched yours. I– I really don’t feel well at all.

Claire: It’s okay. Soon everything will be as it should.

Nikki: What? What do you mean?

[ Groaning ] Oh. I don’t understand. What is happening? What? What is happening? But why? Why is this happening? It doesn’t matter why. Getting out of here is what matters. Oh, breaking the glass won’t work. It’s too far a drop. Maybe there’s a way out from there. Damn it. I can’t panic. I need to stay calm.

Kyle: Thank you, audra.

Audra: For what?

Kyle: For showing me who you really are. This wasn’t about building something for the two of us. You were just using me until you got what you want.

Audra: What we want. You know, welcome to real life, kyle. You know, this is how the world works outside of the abbott cocoon. You know, at least the world I live in. I thought you understood that.

Kyle: Yeah, so everything is transactional.

Audra: You’re damn right it is.

Kyle: I feel sorry for you.

Audra: Oh, just save it. Okay? You know what your problem is, you want to have it both ways. You want all the power and prestige and everything that comes along with it. But you don’t have the guts to fight for it. You know, daddy might get mad. You might not get invited over for christmas.

Kyle: Yeah. Well, at least I have people I care about and who care about me. Who do you have, audra? Hm? Tucker? You think he gives a damn about you? Do you think he would sacrifice anything for you?

Audra: At least he’s a man who’s not afraid of going after what he wants.

Kyle: You know, when I walked in here, I didn’t know what I wanted.

Audra: Don’t try to spin this on me. You’d already made up your mind.

Kyle: No. No, I didn’T. I was conflicted. I needed to talk to somebody who I thought was on my side. Who understood my position. But you were just stringing me along until you got what you wanted. And the second I showed any doubts or any human emotion, you turned on me.

Audra: I don’t have time for cowards. Deal with it.

Kyle: Fine. I will. I am seeing things very clearly now. Sorry for wasting your time, audra. And mine.

Victoria: You know what staying at newman would mean, don’t you?

Nate: I’ve got a pretty good idea.

Victoria: Adam wins, again.

Nate: Adam wins if you leave.

[ Victoria scoffs ]

Victoria: How does that work?

Nate: You’d be giving him all the power and relinquishing your own. Adam becomes victor’s shining light. And you become the disgruntled daughter who walked out the door because she couldn’t get what she wanted.

Victoria: But nate, you of all people know that it goes a lot deeper than that.

Nate: Doesn’t matter. That’s what victor will think. And there’s not a damn thing you can do about it because you’ll be gone. And where to, by the way?

Victoria: Where to, what?

Nate: Where would you go? What would you do?

Victoria: I’m sure there are a lot of companies that would be happy to know that I’m suddenly available.

Nate: Oh, I have no doubt. But would the situation be better than what you have now? Think about the bigger picture, victoria. Adam would still report to you. Right?

Victoria: Probably. Yes.

Nate: And how long do you honestly think victor is going to last as C.E.O.? A year? Maybe two? Eventually, the stress will catch up with him and he’ll want to retire again. And if you’re not there, who will he give it to? Not nick, who always has one foot out the door.

Victoria: He’ll give it to adam.

Nate: Which may be the long con adam’s been playing all along. And you’ll just have handed him the keys to the kingdom.

Victoria: I hear what you’re saying, nate. And it’s– it’s really good advice.

Nate: But?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: But the thought of working with adam again, day in and day out makes my stomach turn.

Nate: I didn’t say it would be easy.

Victoria: Try impossible. I know that adam is gonna try to undermine me and nick whenever and wherever he can. And dad is just gonna blame us for not making the effort to get along with him.

Nate: So you’ll have to stay one step ahead of him.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I know. It’s just the thought of it is exhausting. I don’t know if I can go through that again.

Nate: Then we’re back to the question of… where do you go from there?

Victoria: I don’t know. I’m just gonna have to figure that part out. But thank you.

Nate: Thank you?

Victoria: Thank you, very much, for letting me bend your ear when the subject of me and my family is probably the last thing that you want to be talking about.

Nate: I do care about you, victoria. I want to see you happy and successful in everything you do.

Victoria: Oh, god. That sounds like a breakup line.

Nate it’s not a line, it’s how I feel. And whatever happens with us going forward isn’t going to change that. Feelings don’t just go away.

Victoria: Good and the bad. Right? So, what about you?

Nate: What about me?

Victoria: Well, I spent the last hour talking about myself. I wanna know what’s going on with you. What are your plans?

Nate: I’ve got something in the works.

Victoria: Oh?

Nate: It’s big, actually. Got a few details to iron out and some obstacles to overcome, but… in the end, it will all be worth it.

Victoria: Well, that sounds exciting. What is it? No, look, it’s okay. You– you don’t have to tell me about it.

Nate: No, no, it isn’t you. I guess I just don’t want to jinx it, you know, by saying anything until it happens.

Victoria: I had no idea you were superstitious.

Nate: Usually I’m not.

Victoria: Come on, you can tell me. Just give me a little hint, for old-time’s sake.

Nate: All I can say is… I’m going home. My advice to you is to do the same.

Audra: Hi. I’m sorry, I handled that poorly. I don’t want this to come between us. Please call me.

Nikki: Wait a minute. It could be a trick. She drugged me before. I can’t take the chance. Maybe there’s something that will help me pick the lock. This might work. Come on. Keep it together. You’re going to be all right. Victor knows where you are. So when he doesn’t hear from you… of course, she took my phone.

Claire: Nikki, are you awake? Nikki?

Nikki: Claire? Claire. Why are you doing this to me? What is happening? Claire! Claire! I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Nick: I see you and nate have made peace. It’s nice of you to give him the benefit of the doubt after what he tried to pull with dad.

Victoria: Not now, nick.

Nick: Just an observation.

Nate: Wow. You may think you know what my intentions were, nick. But the truth is, you have no idea.

Nick: Ah, nate. I know exactly what you were hoping to get out of all this.

Adam: And more importantly, so does our father.

Nate: I want you to think about my suggestion.

Victoria: I will.

Nate: Have a good night.

Victoria: Good night.

Adam: What suggestion was he referring to?

Victoria: That was a private conversation. It’s none of your business.

Adam: Whatever you say, victoria.

Victoria: What are the two of you doing here together anyway?

Adam: We’re looking for you, actually.

Nick: We came to talk.

Victoria: About what?

Nick: Our family.

Victor: Hello, my sweetheart. It’s your lonely husband calling, you know. You’ve only been gone a day and I miss you already. I want you to have a good time. I want you to relax and enjoy your time with that assistant of yours and her aunt. Okay? I’ll take care of things around here. I promise you. Okay? I miss you a lot, my baby. I really am lonely without you. Bye.

Nikki: Claire, answer me. What do you want? Why are you doing this?

Claire: There’s water on the nightstand and more in the drawer. There’s cans of food in the armoire with a can opener. I promise you it’s all safe.

Nikki: Why should I believe anything after what you’ve done to me? You’re not gonna get away with it. My sister is expecting me.

Claire: No, she isn’T. You made it very clear you were gonna surprise her.

Nikki: No. No.

Claire: I have to get back to genoa city and make all the other arrangements.

Nikki: What other arrangements? What are you going to do?

Claire: I’m leaving now, nikki. And don’t worry, you’ll be with the rest of your family soon. So there’s no real need to panic.

Nikki: You leave my family alone. Claire. Claire, can you hear me? You stay away from my family. Claire.

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Ashley: Good morning.

Jack: Morning.

Ashley: You sound serious. What’s wrong?

Diane: Uh, I think we should show her. Ah, she– she deserves to know.

Ashley: Show me what?  Where’d this come from?

Jack: It’s an article written by a reporter friend of mine, detailing Tucker’s coverup of the actions of the PR department while he was still running McCall.

Ashley: What’re you going to do with it?

Jack: I’m preparing to give the go-ahead to have it published.

Diane: It would have a wide release immediately.

Ashley: It’s a pretty big move. Too big if you ask me.

Jack: I disagree. I’ve come over to Billy’s way of thinking. We have to lower the boom on Tucker before he takes action against us.

Adam: Oh, hey! Morning… boss. Oop, my bad. Slip of the tongue.

Nate: Hilarious.

Adam: Hmm. So how is unemployment treating you?

Nate: I take comfort in the fact that I don’t have to work with you any more. That is a signifigant silver lining.

Adam: Oh, yeah, your shirts. They’re still at the dry cleaners, so you’re going to have pick them up now that I’m not your assistant any more.

Nate: Point taken.

Adam: Hmm? Oh, no, I’m just getting started. I mean, I feel like there’s a giant weight that’s been lifted off my shoulders. I don’t know what to do with myself now that I’m not responsible for your– your emails and your schedule–

Nate: You’re annoying as hell, but I’ve got to hand it to you. You took a risk, made a play and ended up surviving.

Adam: You mean when I told my father not to trust you when you were gonna ship him off to treatment?

Nate: I had his best interest at heart.

Adam: Yeah. Keep telling yourself that.

Nate: Only I wasn’t thinking of myself. Whereas we both know you were plotting to use victor’s illness to advance your own agenda. Without question.

Adam: Well, I guess we’ll never know for sure.

Nate: You’re the same self-serving bastard you’ve always been.

Adam: Yeah and you’re the guy out in the cold. It’s chilly, isn’t it?

Nate: You know that feeling just as much as I do, if not more.

Adam: Nate, congrats. You played the game and you lost, okay? Bottom line is, I know my father better than you.

Nate: Obviously, not well enough to see through his ruse. Victor had us all completely convinced that he was losing his mind. He had everyone fooled, particularly you.

Victor: Sweetheart, are you still planning to take that trip?

Nikki: Yes. As long as you promise me to handle things with victoria.

Victor: I will take care of things, okay? But I think it’ll be good for you to get away.

Nikki: Yes, I do too. What you said about the family makes a lot of sense. I– I am so sick of all this infighting. Be good to get a bit of a break.

Victor: Sweetheart, it’s important for you to get away, okay? You really need to take a break. Besides that, how wonderful will it be to see your sister, casey? And by the way that aunt jordan, that aunt of claire’s will be happy to see you.

Nikki: Well, claire is such a terrific assistant. She has done so much for me in just a short amount of time, so I will do this for her. And I’m sure she’s gonna get a kick out of the newman jet.

Victor: And I promise that I will, you know, handle things with nicholas and victoria and adam.

Nikki: I won’t mind missing that.

Victor: Obviously, it’s a problem of my making. My responsibility to deal with it and I shall. Even if I have to force them to cooperate.

Claire: Yes, everything is set. We fly out later today. Yes, I understand. I know how important this is. Yes, of course. I’ll do whatever’s necessary.

Victor: I wanna thank you both for coming.

Nick: You called, dad. What’s up?

Victoria: Yeah. What is this about? More tricks and deceptions to see if you can try to test our loyalty?

Victor: I want to make clear to both of you where things stand in regard to the company after what happened with nate hastings.

Nick: You mean his firing?

Victoria: And the fact that you’re not actually losing your mental faculties.

Victor: I want you both to know that I have no intentions of vacating this chair. I will remain as the head of newman enterprises, okay? And I am hoping that both of you will agree to work alongside with me.

Nick: Normally, I wouldn’t be so quick to forgive you for your latest ruse, but it did prove to be effective in revealing what nate’s true intentions were.

Victor: It’s a tactic I had to use.

Nick: Okay. Well, I think it would be best if we attempt to put this behind us and move forward peacefully as a family.

Victor: I agree with you. How about you, victoria?

Victoria: It’s not gonna be so easy for me.

Victor: All right. Because of your feelings for nate hastings?

Victoria: It was difficult enough that you didn’t trust me and that you felt you couldn’t confide in me about your health, but you’re not being fair about nate, dad.

Victor: I had to uncover who the traitor was and it turned out to be nate hastings.

Victoria: I’ve spoken to nate, all right. You may not agree with his plan, but his motives are very sincere.

Victor: No, they’re not.

Nick: I didn’t trust him either, vic.

Victoria: Well, that’s not a big surprise. You’ve always had a problem with nate.

Nick: With good reason. He showed what he truly is at heart and that is an opportunist.

Victor: He made a power grab for you and for himself, at your father’s expense.

Victoria: He cares about your well-being, dad. He was looking out for you and the stability of this company.

Victor: That’s nonsense. Now, if you agreed with his plan, then why did you go along with adams?

Victoria: Because you’re my father. I didn’t want to see you sent away. It’s not fair to you. It’s not fair to any of us.

Victor: You still have feelings for nate hastings, don’t you?

Victoria: So once again, you’re questioning my judgment? You seem to have lost all faith in me, dad.

Adam: Look, I understand victor’s aim. He was trying to uncover bad intentions, which you clearly had.

Nate: When I believed your father was sick, I wanted him to receive the best care and attention possible. That’s why I pushed for the suggestion I made. You know, I wonder if things really paid off for you in all of this. Did victor offer you a promotion for convincing him of your– your goodwill?

Adam: The details are still in the works.

Nate: That sounds like an evasion.

Adam: No, I have proven myself to my father. First, as being your assistant, and now by protecting him from an enemy, and that is you.

Nate: And yet, victor hasn’t rewarded you. Which leads me to believe he doesn’t trust you any more than he now trusts me.

Adam: Nate, you and I, we’re not in the same boat.

Nate: Well, since I’m out as you so graciously put it, you can no longer be my assistant.

Adam: What a tragedy.

Nate: Which means that technically, you’re as much out of a job as I am. That’s interesting. With my fall, yours seems to have arrived as well.

Mamie: Gentlemen.

Nate: Hello, aunt mamie.

Mamie: Am I interrupting anything?

Adam: Nope. We are done here. Nice to see you, mamie. Enjoy your breakfast.

Mamie: That’s miss m to you. What was that all about?

Ashley: Were you planning on telling me about this? Or were you just going to share it with the world and then deal with the ramifications after?

Jack: Oh, as I recall, you have shared a number of things with the press without consulting me first. Like the fact that you and tucker were starting a new company together.

Ashley: That was in response to you giving diane here a major role in our family company without telling who? Oh, right, the entire family!

Jack: Ashley.

Diane: All right. All right. Just take a breath, please. I don’t think we should turn on each other right now.

Ashley: We?

Diane: Jack, I think we should listen to what ashley has to say. Her concerns are valid.

Ashley: Well, thank you, diane.

Jack: Careful.

Ashley: Look, all I’m saying, jack, if you share this with the world, if you have it published, it’s just gonna make tucker angrier than he already is. You said yourself that he knows you have incriminating information on him that’s keeping him at bay. On top of that, he’s got nothing to lose. He’s not even running mccall anymore.

Diane: And from what jack told me, uh, it sounds like tucker is not concerned what you think about him anymore either.

Ashley: Okay. Well, I’m not sure that’s true.

Jack: But you don’t have any proof that it isn’T.

Ashley: It’s a feeling, okay? Regardless, tucker doesn’t have anything going on for himself right now. He has nothing to show for himself. Do you really think a public smackdown’s gonna do that much damage?

Jack: It would do something to let him know we are not afraid of him.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. Well, you know, you are afraid and I’m pretty sure he knows that.

Jack: I hate that tucker thinks he has us all squirming here.

Ashley: Okay. If you have that published, it’s going to just tell him that you are squirming, jack. That you need to put tucker in his place and you’ll do anything to make it happen.

Jack: I’m not gonna just sit here and do nothing, ashley.

Ashley: Just give me some more time. I can handle this. Please, trust me.

Jack: I’m not convinced of that.

Ashley: I’m begging you. Give me just a little more time, all right? I’m convinced I can make some inroads with him.

Diane: You know, I think a little more time wouldn’t hurt.

Jack: Fine. You’re playing with fire. I don’t want to see you get burned.

Ashley: Okay. Thank you. And please don’t underestimate me. I am not ready to admit defeat. Goodbye.

Chloe: Oh, this is perfect.

Sally: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much for meeting with me. I know I’m taking you away from work.

Chloe: Ah, it’s really not a problem. So, I want to hear all about business. How is interior design treating you? It seems like it’s going well.

Sally: Yeah, it– it is. Uh, daniel has been on board with my vision for his new apartment. And you were a huge help in selling it to him.

Chloe: Oh, please. I mean, that– that was nothing. I saw the beautiful picture you are painting and I mean, it was genius, per usual, and I was just able to translate it further.

Sally: Well, having you by my side and bouncing off ideas…

Chloe: Finishing each other’s thoughts.

Sally: I realized that there is a really important element missing from my business.

Chloe: Oh, really? What’s that?

Sally: You. I don’t want to do this without you.

Chloe: You mean it?

Sally: Yeah, your perspective is invaluable and your taste is impeccable. And I value your opinion about everything.

Chloe: Really? I mean, I’m– I’m kind of amazing, so thank you for noticing it.

Sally: Look, okay. I– I– I recognize that you are currently working somewhere else, but would you be willing to come back and work with me?

Chloe: Um, you know, I actually just had a conversation with summer and chelsea and I told them I didn’t think it was working out.

Sally: Wow. I– I knew that you said things were bad, but I didn’t realize how bad they’d gotten.

Chloe: Well, you know, summer and I, we do not see eye to eye when it comes to selling fashion, let alone designing it. And I just got the sense that things were not going to be any smoother or get any better over there.

Sally: Well, could summer’s loss be my gain?

Chloe: I mean, if that’s your actual offer then uh, yes. A 100 times, yes. Yes.

Sally: Yay.

Chloe: Yes. Yes.

Sally and chloe: Yay.

Chloe: Oh, my god. Sally? Is everything okay?

[ Sally sighing ]

Mamie: So, what was that tension with adam newman all about? With somebody who’s supposed to be your assistant, he seems a bit full of himself.

Nate: Things exploded at newman in a way I didn’t see coming, aunt mamie.

Mamie: Wanna talk about it?

Nate: I tried to do the smart thing. For victor, for his family and for the company.

Mamie: Oh, this sounds like it may be one of those no good deed goes unpunished scenarios.

Nate: I was the victim of a ruse. Accused of being a traitor, then cast aside. It reminded me how victor usually operates.

Mamie: Are you saying that victor fired you? He is ruthless. He takes down everything in his path.

Nate: I’ve been thinking about what you said about me not being a newman. How eventually that would catch up to me at newman enterprises.

Mamie: I won’t say I told you so and I take no pleasure in saying that I was right, in this case.

Nate: You were right about a lot of things, aunt mamie. The newmans will always protect their own, even at the expense of others. I want no part of that anymore.

Mamie: Well, I’m sorry that you’ve been put through the wringer. I can’t help but see the bright side.

Nate: Bright side? Well, you better tell me what that is because I have no clue.

Mamie: You’re a free agent. You can return to chancellor-winters where you belong.

Victor: Well, at least now you can take the necessary steps.

Victoria: And what is that?

Victor: Get rid of nate hastings. You don’t need him. He’s not good for you.

Victoria: So, I see that once again, you’re determined to control my personal life as well as my professional one.

Victor: Let me be very frank with you. Almost hurts me to say this. But your choice in men has always been most questionable to me. Billy boy abbott. J.T. Hellstrom. Ashland locke. Now, nate hastings?

Victoria: If my personal relationships are going to be a problem for you, then maybe we shouldn’t be discussing my role–

Victor: That’s nonsense. You belong with this company, with this family. Get rid of nate hastings and you’ll be able to focus on what is important. Son, are you with us?

Nick: Absolutely, dad. I’m back. I’m all in.

Victor: I’m glad to hear that. How about you? Health insuran

Diane: Look, I hope you’re not angry with me for letting ashley in on our plans to expose tucker.

Jack: No. No, I’m not angry at you. You’re right. We– we should tell her. Just I hate that she’s being so stubborn about this.

Diane: Well, maybe ashley’s right about tucker’s mindset. And jack, we haven’t had any luck disarming tucker. Maybe ashley’s our best bet.

Jack: I feel like I’m sending my sister back to the lion’s den. I don’t want her anywhere near this man.

Diane: Well, that’s her choice. And if ashley’s concerned about tucker’s reaction to us releasing the damning information, then maybe we should listen to her.

Jack: You really think so?

Diane: I know you’re surprised that I see her side in this, but ashley thinks she knows tucker better than anyone, so let’s just do things her way. Just give her some leeway to see what she can get out of tucker.

[ Jack groaning ] All right. Well, what else? What are you not saying? What’s bothering you?

Jack: There is another reason I want ashley to stay as far away from this man as possible.

Diane: Well, if you’re worried about tucker manipulating her, I don’t think you need to be. Ashley can take care of herself.

Jack: No, that’s not it. Ashley is not as in control of her feelings for tucker as she claims. I am worried that she will fall for him all over again.

Ashley: You’re hugging the life out of me.

Abby: I need proof. I need proof that you’re actually here. That you’re home. I haven’t seen you much since you’ve come back.

Ashley: Well, that’s not my fault. You’re the one who’s so busy getting everything ready for the holidays.

Abby: Well, I’m just relieved that you’re here. I’ve been really worried about you.

Ashley: You’re always worried about me. I’m fine. I promise. I’m so happy to be here with you.

Abby: Well, I am happy that you’re here through the holidays because I’m very excited about thanksgiving.

Ashley: Yeah, me too.

Abby: So, how are you really? I mean, how does it feel to be back? Have you had any uncomfortable encounters with tucker? I mean, hopefully, he’s so upset that he’s keeping his distance.

Ashley: I’m not gonna lie to you. I did reach out to him. Just so I could find out what he’s planning.

Abby: I don’t like that. I don’t like the sound of that at all. Mom, you need to stay away from tucker and all of his chaos. And god forbid you upset him even more.

Ashley: I don’t think that’s even possible.

Abby: Then, mom, just stay away from him. Look, maybe he has shifted his focus from the abbotts and jabot. Just let him go.

Ashley: What do you mean he’s shifted his focus?

Abby: Devon and lily seem to think that he is behind mamie’s return to town and her investment in chancellor-winters.

Ashley: What? Are you saying that tucker and mamie are working together?

Abby: I don’t know. I mean, they think that he has some sort of plan, they just don’t know what the plan is yet.

Ashley: Okay. That makes sense because when– when tucker and I were together, his dream was to get chancellor-winters for devon and then jabot for me.

Abby: Oh, a trio of love and family.

Ashley: Well, yeah, that’s pretty much what he wanted it to be actually. So, maybe it could be the same agenda, but with a different planned outcome.

Abby: But what would tucker have to gain from disrupting his son’s company?

Ashley: Well, he could still get chancellor-winters for devon. Find a way to oust jill and I know that mamie would love that. And maybe he could still try to get revenge on jabot. I don’t know.

Abby: Or maybe he’s just forgotten about his revenge against the abbotts and jabot and maybe he really does want to focus on his family.

Ashley: Mm. Wouldn’t that be nice? Nothing is ever that simple with tucker.

Victoria: I am still furious with you, dad. For the games that you played with all of us.

Victor: You have made that amply clear.

Victoria: I’m really not interested in arguing about this anymore. So, despite your actions and my frustration, I can’t turn my back on newman enterprises. I refuse to step aside. This company is strong and a large part of that is due to my input and to my leadership.

Nick: I absolutely agree with that.

Victor: So do I.

Victoria: I’m not gonna watch all my hard fought efforts go to waste.

Victor: I’m glad you’ve come around.

Victoria: Dad, you have to know that this doesn’t make everything all right between us. You have to understand that you’re gonna have to work very hard to earn my trust back.

Victor: And that, my darling, goes both ways, okay? Remember that. Now, happy to realize that you’re savvy enough to know that this is where you belong.

Victoria: I do. But there is one caveat to my decision. If adam is given a power role in this company again, you can count me out.

Nikki: Oh, good, you’re here. Are you ready?

Claire: Packed and set.

Nikki: Oh, have you talked to your aunt? How’s she getting along with that broken arm?

Claire: Ah, it’s difficult. She doesn’t like anything to slow her down.

Nikki: Well, no, I can’t blame her, but I am looking forward to meeting the woman who raised such an amazing person.

Claire: Aunt jordan is gonna be so grateful.

Nikki: Now, you are gonna have to arrange for your own flight back to genoa city because once I leave blue lake, I’m going straight to napa to see my sister.

Claire: Of course, that won’t be a problem.

Nikki: Well, we will leave as soon as I finish up a few things here. And I want to change out of my work clothes. We’re not going on a business trip, so why not travel in comfort?

Claire: Thank you again, nikki. My aunt is just gonna be so thrilled.

Nikki: I’m so glad. I have a few phone calls to make. Um, please finish up whatever you’re working on and then we’re off.

Claire: Sounds good. Thank you again.

Nikki: Uh-huh. (Vo) red lobster’s new lobster & shrimp celebration

Nick: I’m with vic. I don’t think adam should be given any kind of leadership role.

Victor: Listen carefully. I’m going to say to you what I told adam. He will remain at newman enterprises and he will be given an important position.

Victoria: Even though he doesn’t deserve it?

Victor: I am sick and tired of the animosity between the three of you. You are siblings for god’s sake.

Nick: Adam has never shown any brotherly loyalty, ever.

Victor: Son, this is not up for debate. I’m fed up with the conflict between the three of you. I will do everything in my power to solve it. Count on it.

Chloe: What was that?

Sally: What was what?

Chloe: That look between you and adam? I saw that exchange and then I saw you go all dazed and confused.

Sally: No, I didn’T.

Chloe: Yes, you did. It was like you got all flustered, but not in a bad way. I saw that look and it wasn’t even anger, it wasn’t even friction. In fact, I even think I saw him smile.

Sally: Okay. It’s not that big of a deal. It was just a glance.

Chloe: No, it wasn’T. It was a deep, loaded look with a lot of emotion and history. Oh, no, no, no. Please tell me that things aren’t starting up again between you and adam?

Sally: No, absolutely not.

Chloe: Are you sure?

Sally: Chloe, please.

Chloe: I hope you mean it, that it’s not because you know, that would be a very bad idea, right?

Sally: Yes, I know. You do not like adam. You have made that very clear.

Chloe: You’ve just separated from nick. Your emotions are raw. You are likely overwhelmed and confused.

Sally: All true.

Chloe: It’s adam. Adam equals bad.

Sally: Yeah, look. Seriously, it’s– it’s not that big of a deal, okay? I– I just spaced for a second. It’s just, really, it’s nothing to worry about.

Chloe: Okay.

Sally: Okay. So, let’s talk about more important things like when are you coming back to work with me?

Chloe: Okay, I– you know what? I just need to go finalize my departure with marchetti. Um, so maybe when we’re done here, I’ll head over and get everything sorted.

Sally: Great. Then we will work out a deal for you with sally spectra designs.

Chloe: I can’t wait. Things are finally looking up.

Sally: I could not agree more.

Nate: My return to chancellor-winters is nowhere near guaranteed. But I did have a promising encounter with devon yesterday.

Nate: My return to chancellor-winters is nowhere near guaranteed. But I did have a promising encounter with devon yesterday.

Mamie: Oh, I’m so happy to hear that.

Nate: Devon appears poised to give me another chance.

Mamie: Then, we should seize the moment.

Nate: Okay. Well, go ahead because I’m sure you have an idea of how to do that.

Mamie: Well, I think our next step is that the four of us should sit down together as a family. You, me, lily, and devon. And then, we can discuss the possibility of your returning to chancellor-winters.

Nate: That may be tricky. Lily and devon are sharp. They’re gonna wonder why I’m leaving newman. Ask a lot of questions.

Mamie: Well, then you’ll just attest that you did the right thing and got bamboozled by victor. And nobody who knows him is gonna be surprised by that.

Nate: Still, I’m not sure they will accept my explanation.

Mamie: Don’t sell yourself short. This is our chance. Oh, I’m feeling really good about this.

Ashley: I have to admit that tucker does have a more valid interest in chancellor-winters. More than jabot.

Abby: Because of katherine?

Ashley: Yeah. I mean, he’s her son. And I can’t tell you how many times he said he never understood why jill had control of that company.

Abby: Well, katherine had to have her reasons for not leaving the company to tucker. And then for leaving dad in charge.

Ashley: Then, jill got her grubby little hands on it.

Abby: I didn’t realize you disliked jill so much.

Ashley: Yes, you did. She’s jill. You know how annoying she is. Of course, she’s billy’s mother, so I tried, but I never really appreciated her relationship with your grandfather.

Abby: Mom, I’m not trying to disregard your feelings, but just because you don’t like jill doesn’t mean she should have her company taken from her.

Ashley: Maybe it never should have been her company.

Abby: Mom.

Ashley: I’m just saying if tucker isn’t focused on getting chancellor-winters, then maybe he should be. It makes more sense than jabot.

Abby: Whoa. I do not like the sound of that, because that route leads to devon and whatever move he makes, that could really affect devon.

Ashley: No, listen, tucker would never do anything to hurt him.

Abby: This whole thing with mamie, I mean, it already is hurting devon. I mean, he’s very upset by all of this and he really doesn’t trust anyone’s motives.

Ashley: Yeah. Maybe nothing will happen. Maybe tucker will just focus on chancellor-winters and it’ll keep jabot out of his sights.

Abby: Or maybe his plan is already in motion. And mamie coming back to town and her investment in the company is all a part of that plan.

Ashley: You know what? I still can’t believe this about mamie. I can’t believe she’s doing this. Not unless she has another agenda of her own.

Abby: Even if tucker has his sights set on chancellor-winters, I’m starting to think that maybe he still wants revenge on you and the abbotts.

Ashley: You’re worrying about me again, aren’t you?

Abby: I just think you need to stay as far away from tucker as possible. I’m worried that you’re getting in deep with this guy again and it terrifies me.

Ashley: Okay. Stop, stop, stop. I promise you, I will never not be in control with tucker again. Inez, let me ask you, you’re using head and shoulders, right? Only when I see flakes. Then I switch back to my regular shampoo. You should use it every wash, otherwise the flakes will come back. Tiny troy: He’s right, you know. Is that tiny troy? The ingredients in head and shoulders keep the microbes that cause flakes at bay. Microbes, really? They’re always on your scalp… little rascals… but good news, there’s no itchiness, dryness or flakes down here! I love tiny troy. And his tiny gorgeous hair. He’s the best. – Make every wash count!

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Claire: Well, here it is. It’s nothing like the newman ranch, but it’s home.

Nikki: Oh, my gosh. I think it’s just charming.

Claire: I thought you would.

Nikki: Huh. So, um, where is your great aunt?

Claire: I’d say she’s probably out sitting in her chair by the water.

Nikki: Ah.

Claire: Oh, wait. It’s from aunt jordan. “At the doctor’S. Tina next door, gave me a ride. Will be home soon. Enjoy a spot of tea while you wait.”

Nikki: Oh, sweet.

Claire: That is aunt jordan for you. She loves her tea.

Nikki: As do I. After traveling, tea will just hit the spot.

Claire: Please sit down. Let me get you some.

Nikki: Thank you. Oh, thank you.

Claire: I doubt my great-aunt will be very long.

Nikki: Well, it’s nice that she has neighbors to help her out.

Claire: Especially after her fall. She scares me to death sometimes, but she’ll never leave this place. It means too much to her.

Nikki: Well, I can see why. It’s a beautiful drive out here. All the open spaces and the scenery.

Claire: Yeah. It was a great place to grow up. Plenty of space to roam as long as I had my bear bell.

Nikki: Mm. Very important.

Claire: Yes. And, uh, plenty of friends from the houses nearby to run around with. And with the lake just outside, there’s always tons of stuff to do.

Nikki: Hm. Now, what kind of lake activities did you do?

Claire: Everything. Fishing, paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking. My aunt had to practically drag me away every night.

Nikki: I can imagine. You sounded, uh, pretty adventurous back in those days. So, tell me, did you ever get in any trouble out there?

Claire: I’ll never tell.

Nikki: Oh, good answer.

[ Both chuckling ]

Claire: Growing up here, uh, the neighborhood had its own version of a block party. Every house would have food and some sort of game to play.

Nikki: Oh, wow. That sounds like fun.

Claire: It was. One year, I was really into trying things in the kitchen at the time and I decided to make a dish, experimenting with chili pepper and hot sauce.

Nikki: Uh-oh.

Claire: It was terrible.

Nikki: I can only imagine.

Claire: I was single-handedly responsible for burning the mouths of each and every neighbor.

Nikki: Oh, my goodness.

Claire: Yeah. And for years, no one would even glance at anything else I made.

Nikki: Well, no, they were smart.

Claire: They were terrified.

Nikki: So, um, what did your aunt think about that?

Claire: She was not pleased. She instructed me to immediately hang up my apron and throw out all my spices.

[ Nikki laughing ]

Nikki: Oh, my goodness. Hey, this tea is very different. What kind is it?

Claire: I couldn’t say.

Nikki: Oh, you haven’t even touched yours?

Claire: Little secret. Not much of a tea drinker.

Nikki: Oh.

Claire: It is more aunt jordan’s thing.

Nikki: Ah. A woman after my own heart.

Claire: For sure.

Nikki: Oh, my.

Claire: What is it?

Nikki: I don’t know. I– I guess maybe the flight made me lightheaded.

Claire: Really? It was such a short trip.

Nikki: I– I– I really don’t feel well all of a sudden.

Claire: Would you like a water bottle?

Nikki: Yes. Yes. Water, please. Mm. Oh, my god. I– I am so sorry.

Claire: Don’t be.

Nikki: Oh. Uh, is something wrong?

Claire: Not at all.

Nikki: I– I– I really don’t feel well at all.

Claire: It’s okay. Soon, everything will be as it should.

Nikki: What? What– what do you mean? Mm. Oh! I don’t understand. What is happening? What? What is happening?

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Sharon: Hi, elena. How’s chance? That’s good news. Oh, thank you so much for the update. Yes, I plan on coming to see him tomorrow morning. Okay. Well, maybe I’ll see you then. Thank you again so much, elena. I know that chance is in good hands. Night.

Nick: Sharon.

Sharon: Oh, hi, nick.

Nick: What’s up? What’s going on with chance?

Sharon: Chance was shot tonight working a case.

Nick: How bad is it?

Sharon: He’s going to be all right. No vital organs or anything like that. The bullet went right through.

Nick: Thank god. I mean, it’s still terrible.

Sharon: Yeah. He was just made chief. This promotion was supposed to keep him out of the line of fire. So much for spending more time behind a desk and spending less time out in the field with criminals. This was supposed to keep him safe. Anyway, that was elena. She said that chance is awake and that he’s stable. It was so scary getting that call, nick.

Nick: I can imagine.

Sharon: I’m surprised this wasn’t on the news.

Nick: You know, it may have been. I– I haven’t been listening or watching. I’ve been dealing with some family stuff.

Sharon oh, so you haven’t talked to summer then?

Nick: Summer? Uh, no. Why?

Sharon: Well, she was at the hospital.

Nick: Okay. Uh, yeah, I know, um, she and chance have been getting friendlier. Um, I’m surprised she went to the hospital though. It must have been very concerning and scary.

Sharon: Of course. So, what’s going on with your family?

Nick: Dad finally admitted to everyone what I had already figured out. That his confusion or whatever it is you want to call it was just an act.

Sharon: So he was looking for a traitor?

Nick: He definitely found one.

Sharon: And who walked into the trap? Or do I already know?

Nikki: Oh, victoria, what is it?

Victoria: Are you serious?

Nikki: What I am is exhausted.

Victoria: Oh, yeah. I– I can imagine how draining it must have been keeping such an ugly secret from all of us.

Nikki: Okay. You know, it’s late. I want to send claire home. I want to convince your father to do the same.

Victoria: Yeah. I’ll bet– I’ll bet that dad has a lot to celebrate. I bet he’s feeling really on top of his game right now after deceiving all of us. Of course not you. No, not you.

Nikki: I know you are upset. We have to talk about this tomorrow.

Victoria: Why? What will it matter? What will it change? Dad exploited our concerns and our fears for what? A trap? That he suspected that one of us would fall into? I mean, does he have that little of faith in me? And you, you just let him do it.

Nikki: Let me tell you this. It’s not like your father consulted with me before beginning this charade. And then when he finally did tell me, I let him know how much I disagreed with it.

Victoria: Oh, okay. And yet– and yet you said nothing. You did nothing. Mom, how could you do that? How could you let dad trick us like that? Look, I know you don’t trust adam. I get it. And I know– I know you don’t trust nate.

Nikki: Well, I can’t believe you still do after what we just heard.

Victoria: I’ve accepted his explanation.

Nikki: He practically had your father already put away.

Victoria: Okay, mom. I am not gonna get into defending nate with you. I’m not gonna do it. This is about what you did to me. Did you really think that not telling me was a good idea?

Nikki: I didn’T.

Victoria: But you went along with dad anyway. I was worried sick about what seemed to be happening to dad!

Nikki: Your father insisted that you not know the truth until it was the right time. And he wanted to be the one to tell you.

Victoria: Okay. Oh, yeah, yeah. And you always do what dad tells you to do. I know that’s not true, mom. I couldn’t sleep at night. I was worried about him. I thought I was going to lose my father. How could you do that to me?

[ Adam sighing ]

Victor: Yes, son?

Adam: You never gave me an answer before.

Victor: And answer to what?

Adam: Nate’s out. You want nick to come back and work for newman enterprises, so where does that leave me?

Victor: You know, quite frankly, I haven’t decided yet.

Adam: I see. Any timetable on when you will?

Victor: Um, son, I gotta be honest with you. I suspected it would be you who would take advantage of my mental decline.

Adam: You mean your pretend mental decline? Because I’m just that predictable?

Victor: Well, I’m not gonna argue that point, but having said that, I’m very happy that you did not betray me.

Adam: I am happy too, pop.

Victor: In fact, son, you protected me. I appreciate that.

Adam: Well, I’m grateful that you recognize that.

Victor: Yep.

Adam: Now, since you have been straight with me and I appreciate that, I’m gonna be straight with you too.

Victor: You know that I appreciate people being honest with me.

Adam: Well, you’re gonna get it. Brutal honesty.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Then bring it on.

Adam: You know, I told you that I wanted to start at newman from the bottom and I wanted to work my way up.

Victor: You did. Uh-huh.

Adam: It was all a lie. From the very beginning, okay? I was angry and I was hurt. You dismissed me from the joint venture with nick and sharon and that hurts. That hurt a lot.

Victor: So, you wanted revenge?

Adam: Yes.

Victor: Ah.

Adam: I thought that I would talk my way back into newman enterprises and I would show you how contrite I was. I would start at any low-level job and I would talk my way back into the family company. And once I was in there, I was going to find any way to tear it apart.

Victor: So, now you know why I set a trap, right?

Adam: So, you knew?

Victor: Let’s say I had my suspicions.

Adam: Well, then I wasn’t as successful as I thought. I wanted to lull you into believing that my intentions were real. And then when the opportunity presented itself, to strike you or victoria, I would be in the perfect position to do that.

Victor: Mm-hmm. Right.

Adam: You know, we had those conversations about what you wanted for me, what you hoped that I would become.

Victor: All of that is true.

Adam: I know. And then I started to think about how I’d hurt you over the years and how many times that I’ve let you down. I mean, how many times have we done this, you and I? A truce? And then something almost like a father and son.

Victor: Almost.

Adam: Yeah. Because I wanted to be a member of this family. I wanted to truly fit in. To be a part of this company. This– this amazing entity that you have built. But I fought it. And instead, I held on to anger and that hurt and that rage. Until you started exhibiting some extremely disturbing behavior. And it all changed.

Nikki: Victoria, I deeply regret keeping your father’s secret. I didn’t want to, but he was adamant. You know how he gets when he digs his heels in.

Victoria: You didn’t have to listen to him.

Nikki: Oh, my god. How many times do I have to tell you I didn’t want to go along with this? But he convinced me that if you knew the truth, you would tell nate everything.

Victoria: Oh, so it was all about nate?

Nikki: And in some way, I understood his logic. That’s the only reason I kept it from you.

Victoria: Because you despise nate.

Nikki: I do not despise him. I don’t trust him. I never have. And now, you see why? So, I hope your eyes have been opened. You understand that you can never trust nate, right?

Nick: It wasn’t adam. Though that makes sense. I thought if anyone was going to betray my dad, it would be my brother.

Sharon: Well, who then?

Nick: Nate’s the traitor.

Sharon: Nate? Really? He’s a doctor. He wouldn’t think of using victor’s mental decline against him?

Nick: He’s not a doctor anymore, sharon. He is a businessman and he has learned to be very, very ruthless.

Sharon: I can’t believe this.

Nick: I can. I’ve been saying it from the beginning, that he couldn’t be trusted. He staged a coup in his own family’s company. Why in the hell would anyone think that he wouldn’t try the same thing at newman?

Sharon: Why indeed? What was he after?

Nick: To get my dad out of the way so vic could be back in charge and then nate could be her second in command.

Sharon: Get victor out of the way how?

Nick: Ship him off to some clinic so they could test him to find out what was wrong with him. And I’m sure nate could have convinced the doctors to stretch out the treatment and diagnosis.

Sharon: Well, maybe nate thought that was the best course of action, given what he believed was wrong.

Nick: It’s the best course of action for nate. Dad could have been treated and diagnosed at home.

Sharon: This is just so outrageous.

Nick: Yeah, it is. But thank god, dad finally fired nate.

Sharon: Hm. Well, it sounds like things are really a mess over at newman. Maybe even more so than before.

Nick: Yeah, you could say that.

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Nick: Now that nate’s out, my dad wants me to return to newman.

Sharon: Well, that’s to be expected. He wants you in that executive suite. He always has.

Nick: Yeah.

Sharon: Are you considering it?

Nick: I mean, right now, vic is not in the state of mind to make any objective or rational decisions.

Sharon: That’s understandable.

Nick: And while adam did the unexpected thing and did not betray our father, you think that was a deliberate choice or did he just get lucky?

Sharon: I guess I believe, despite everything, that adam has always loved her father.

Nick: Yeah, maybe. Right now, dad thinks he can trust adam, but I know for a fact, adam’s gonna do something to try and turn this into his advantage.

Sharon: So, what are you really trying to tell me, nick?

Nick: Just my dad doesn’t seem to have any allies right now, except for my mom.

Sharon: So, you’re considering a return to newman enterprises, aren’t you?

Victoria: I don’t want to talk about nate anymore.

Nikki: Honey, you are going to have to face it. Nate came to this company after betraying his own family.

Victoria: I know and dad trusted him, even after he knew what nate did to devon and lily. So, what has changed? Why is dad always, without question, always right?

Nikki: Because nate had an agenda.

Victoria: Everyone we know has an agenda, mom.

Nikki: Well, honey, you’re not involved with everyone, you’re involved with nate. So, where do things stand now?

Claire: I’m so sorry to interrupt, nikki. I just– I got a call and it’s kind of an emergency.

Victoria: I’ll leave you two to whatever it is.

Nikki: Victoria, please don’t do anything rash.

Victoria: I don’t know what I’m gonna do.

Claire: I’m so sorry. It sounded like you were in the middle of something important.

Nikki: No, no, no, it’ll work itself out. So, what has you so upset? Who called? What’s the emergency?

Victor: So everything changed you say. In what way?

Adam: When I– when I thought that you were losing your grasp on reality, my plan to destroy everything newman went out the window. Okay? None of it mattered. Couldn’t even think about it. The only thing that I could think about was trying to protect you. And hopefully, helping you get better. You know, I haven’t– I haven’t had the time with you that nicholas and victoria have had. So, I– I wasn’t ready to lose you. Even if the rest of our days were destined to butt heads and fight.

Victor: So, are you upset now that I set a trap for everyone?

Adam: I should be. I bet victoria is. But no, I actually think it was a masterful move.

Victor: Hm.

Adam: And it was warranted.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: I mean, let’s be honest. Uh, I think nikki’s in the clear, probably nick. But me, victoria, and nate, we all had reasons to exploit your illness for personal gain.

Victor: Explain that.

Adam: Well, you know how victoria feels about you stepping back in as ceo, demoting her. And she’s your daughter, she’s ruthless. She’s ambitious. She’s willing to go to any lengths to get what she wants, just like you. Even if you won’t to accept that kind of behavior from anybody else. And nate, I don’t need to explain to you what his agenda is or reasons. You just outed him.

Victor: Yep. Indeed.

Adam: I mean, how ambitious can that guy be? You just cut off his path the top. He envisioned himself being king to my sister’s queen. If he could just get her to sit in that big chair, he would ascend right along with her.

Victor: You think like your father.

Adam: But I understand why you don’t find me trustworthy. So, now that we’ve been honest with each other, let me get back to my original question. What happens to me now? My mom’s alzheimer’s never

Victor: So tell me, do you think it’s still a good idea for you to work your way up from the bottom at newman?

Adam: No, it was– it was bogus, remember? I don’t think that I need to do that.

Victor: And why not?

Adam: I’ve had several executive positions here. Hell, I’ve run this company. I– I don’t think there’s anything that I could learn from assisting somebody who has a fraction of the business experience that I do, okay? It was a very clever ruse. And if I hadn’t thought you were sick, I might still be playing it out.

Victor: Really?

Adam: Look, the point is I’m not playing it out. And I was the one with a smart solution to your problem. So, the way that I see it, I think at the very least, I deserve nate’s position.

Victor: Really.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Problem is if victoria remains number two, then if you took over nate’s position, that would cause a lot of friction. And I don’t want that around me.

Adam: So, what are you saying?

Victor: You and victoria need to work out your differences.

Adam: Well, that’s– that’s– that’s easy enough. What about nick?

Victor: Well, I need to know where nicholas stands. But none of this is either or.

Adam: So, I– I’m always gonna be third in line to the throne?

Victor: What do you think?

Adam: Oh man, does it– does it really matter what I think? Nicholas and victoria will always outrank me, no matter how many times I prove myself to you.

Sharon: You are, aren’t you? You’re considering going back to newman enterprises? Of course, you are. You always look out for your family. You’re always ready to step in as savior at a moment’s notice.

Nick: I’m also very quick to call them out.

Sharon: I know.

Nick: Yes, I’m fast to protect my family, but sharon, I really feel like that is my job.

Sharon: Hey, it wasn’t a criticism. I’ve known you a long time. This is a part of who you are. You always look out for the people you love.

Nick: And they need looking after. And protecting them from themselves, it is a full-time job.

Sharon: I know it is. Sometimes, there’s no room for anything else.

Nick: Well, I haven’t decided, you know, what I’m gonna do yet, but I wanted to talk about it with you.

Sharon: With me?

Nick: Yeah, I made a commitment to you, sharon. I don’t want to leave you in the lurch.

Sharon: Well, kirsten or whatever we end up calling it is about ready for its relaunch. There’s a lot of cohesiveness in the structure, a solid foundation for moving forward. I’m– I’m good.

Nick: I know you are. You’ve taken this monster’s company, you’ve whipped it in the shape. There’s no chance it doesn’t become a huge success.

Sharon: You were a big part of getting kirsten where it is today. And I’ve really loved working with you. And I would like to keep going as partners, but if I had to do it on my own, I can.

Nick: I know you can.

Sharon: You know what? You need to do what’s best for you and your family. Really. And I’m still gonna come to you as a sounding board or get some advice. Either way.

Nick: Well, you better. I just want you to know, I really appreciate your support. It means the world to me.

Sharon: Of course.

[ Nick sighing ]

Nick: God help me. I really feel that newman and my father, they need me right now.

Sharon: Then do what you have to do.

Nikki: Here we are.

Claire: Thank you. My aunt fell at her lake house and broke her arm.

Nikki: Oh, no, I’m so sorry to hear that. Uh, does she live alone?

Claire: She does. There’s a housekeeper who comes once a week, but nobody living there full time to look out for her.

Nikki: Well, that’s no good. Listen, you need to go take care of her.

Claire: Just for a few days. I’ll check on her, make sure she’s getting along okay.

Nikki: Of course, I understand. Take all the time you need.

Claire: That’s so generous of you nikki. Thanks. And of course, I’ll be available by phone and text, and email if you need anything.

Nikki: Now, you just focus on taking care of your aunt. I know how important she is to you.

Claire: She’s everything to me. And, uh, well… you need to go take care of her.

Claire: Just for a few days. I’ll check on her, make sure she’s getting along okay.

Nikki: Of course, I understand. Take all the time you need.

Claire: That’s so generous of you nikki. Thanks. And of course, I’ll be available by phone and text, and email if you need anything.

Nikki: Now, you just focus on taking care of your aunt. I know how important she is to you.

Claire: She’s everything to me. And, uh, well…

Nikki: What? What is it?

Claire: There’s something else I should probably tell you about her.

Claire: I’m not sure how you’ll react and it’s a little embarrassing. Aunt jordan is your biggest fan.

Nikki: What?

Claire: Ever since I came to work here and told her about you, she cannot stop talking about how amazing you are. All the things that you’ve accomplished. How impressive it is. It’s actually, it’s kind of adorable, really.

Nikki: Well, you weren’t kidding about it being embarrassing for me.

Claire: Take the compliment. You’ve done a lot of great things in business and philanthropy. Aunt jordan has no doubt that having you as a boss is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Nikki: Well, that’s very flattering.

Claire: She was actually coming here, coming to visit me this weekend. Hoping to meet you. Thank you for hiring me.

Nikki: Well, I hardly need a thank you for a smart hire.

Claire: I tried to tell her that, but she’s determined. But now, of course, with a broken arm.

Nikki: Well, another time. I’m not gonna be here this weekend anyway.

Claire: I don’t remember anything on your calendar.

Nikki: No, it’s not on my calendar. I’m going to visit my sister, casey. We haven’t seen each other in ages and she’s gonna be in napa in northern california on a conference, so I was gonna surprise her.

Claire: That’s so sweet. I’m sure your sister will be thrilled by the surprise.

Nikki: In fact. Well, here– here’s an idea. Oregon is right on the way. I mean, it’s practically a neighbor. Why don’t I give you a ride on the newman jet?

Claire: I couldn’t ask you to do that.

Nikki: Well, you’re not asking, I’m offering and I hope you accept. In fact, I won’t take no for an answer.

Claire: Uh, that is so nice. Thank you. I know this is terrible, especially after that wonderfully generous gesture, but I’m afraid I have another favor to ask.

Adam: Nick.

Nick: Adam. What are you? The welcoming committee or dad’s receptionist? Is that a step up from assistant?

Adam: You know that was quite a summit earlier. A lot of twists, a lot of turns.

Nick: And surprisingly, you weren’t the traitor that was outed by dad.

Adam: Well, I doubt you’re unhappy that nate is out of the company.

Nick: No, not at all. Never trusted the guy.

Adam: Well, I’m not naive enough to think that you trust me anymore now. Even though dad is impressed with my loyalty.

Nick: Adam, I’m actually relieved you didn’t try and use dad’s illness against him like nate clearly intended to. But, you could have. Everyone expected it, including dad. That says a lot about who you are and how you deal with things.

Adam: So, even if I defied expectations, it doesn’t matter. Is– is that what you’re saying?

Nick: Your behavior seems decent right now. But that can change. We both know that. On a dime. So, yeah, my guard is up when it comes to you. And it probably always will be. Hi. I use febreze fade defy plug.And I use this. Febreze has a microchip to control scent release so it smells first-day fresh for 50 days.

Victoria: Hi. Um, may I have a cabernet, please? Thank you. I want to find a way to make things up to you. And I will.

Nate: I know you mean that now.

Victoria: No, nate, I’m not just saying it to smooth things over. I really do mean it. I want to fight for us.

Nate: So, what happens when another issue comes up that puts me at odds with your family? Your parents don’t trust me. Nick never did. And adam…

Victoria: I don’t care what adam thinks.

Nate: But you did earlier today. You know, when you told me that you were raised to protect your family at all costs, I already knew that. My aunt mamie warned me that no matter what I did or how hard I worked, I would always be an outsider to the newmans. So maybe what this is, is a– is a wake-up call for me to work on reconnecting with my family. Put that above everything else. But, whatever the answer is, I’m gonna need some time to find it.

Victoria: Thank you.

Adam: Yeah, yeah. You don’t trust me. I get it. Because when you and victoria screw up, there have to be extenuating circumstances. You’re forced into it. But when I screw up, it’s inevitable. Just part of a dark and wicked soul. I got it.

Nick: Let’s just stop talking to each other right now.

Adam: That sounds great. Dad’s not in there by the way. You just missed him, he left for the day.

Nick: Okay, adam, then I’ll call him later.

Adam: Are you anxious to talk to him about something?

Nick: Why would you ask that?

Adam: Because he asked you to come back to the company. So, are you here to tell him that you’re gonna stick with sharon and kirsten? Or are you gonna give him an early christmas present? Tell him you’re coming back to newman.

Nick: Well, adam, that is between me and dad. I prefer to keep you guessing about my plans.

Claire: I know this is a lot to ask, especially after you’re already putting yourself out for me. But do you think there’s a chance when you drop me off in blue lake, that you could stop in and meet my aunt? Maybe have a cup of tea?

Nikki: Oh. Um, well… that would mean a lot to you, wouldn’t it?

Claire: And to my aunt.

Nikki: I suppose I could, but it would have to be for just a little bit because I only have a short time to be with my sister and I have to make the most of that.

Claire: Absolutely. Yes. And thank you again for being so understanding about me even having to go.

Nikki: Family first. I’ll send you the information on the flight.

Claire: And, thank you again. My aunt jordan is absolutely right. Coming to work for you is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

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Nick: You don’t look very happy with that phone. Can I get a beer, please? Thank you.

Victoria: I thought you went home to christian.

Nick: Yeah, I did. Uh, you know, checked on him, did his homework with him and then made him brush his teeth and go off to bed. The nanny will take it from there. So, who’s not texting you back or do I need to ask?

Victoria: Nate isn’t answering.

Nick: Yeah. Thank you. Vic, you’re just gonna have to let that go. I mean, the more I think about it, it’s so clear dad needed to get nate out of newman enterprises.

Victoria: Okay. Look, I believe him. You’re not gonna talk me out of it, okay?

Nick: Okay.

Victoria: He’s just kind of wondering what comes next. You know, should he fight for his job at newman or go back to chancellor-winters?

Nick: Do they even want him back there?

Victoria: I don’t know. I don’t know, things change. He’s not exactly high on our relationship right now. He doesn’t like that I– that I sided with adam.

Nick: Well, as you know, I do not like him or trust him, but I know you do.

Victoria: So, did you talk to dad anymore?

Nick: I went by the office, I guess he’d already left for the day. But I did get to run into adam.

Victoria: Oh, adam. What is dad gonna do with him? He’s probably gonna make him my assistant.

Nick: I don’t know. You know, he’s been so unpredictable lately, and as we know, now some of it was on purpose, so who knows?

Victoria: Who knows? So, what about you? What are you gonna do? I know that coming back to newman is not your first choice. But where are you leaning with dad’s latest request? You coming back to the family company?

[ Adam sighing ]

Victor: Hi, my baby. You ready to go home?

Nikki: Oh, that oh-so-casual tone in your voice, as if you didn’t just set the whole family on fire.

Victor: What I did is I kept a little flicker from exploding into a flame.

Nikki: Yeah, I know you’d see it that way.

Victor: Yeah, I do.

Nikki: We have to talk about this.

Victor: All right. What you wanna talk about?

Nikki: I saw victoria earlier.

Victor: Uh-huh.

Nikki: She is furious.

Victor: So?

Nikki: I just want you to be prepared. I don’t think you’ll hear from her tonight, but soon.

Victor: Well, I’m not surprised if she’s upset.

Nikki: Well, of course, she’s upset.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: To hear that her father was putting on an act to try to trap one or more of his children.

Victor: Now, wait a minute. As you found out, my setting the trap, you know, was productive, right? We found out that her lover, nate, was manipulative as I had expected. So, she just needs time to work this out.

Nikki: Well, I hope that’s all it takes. Victor, I warned you that this could happen. You could lose her. She could decide to leave the company or worse.

Victor: She’s not gonna leave the company. Her blood is in the company. She’ll never leave it.

Nikki: You can push people too far, you know.

Victor: Well, they can push me too far either. Anyway, let’s not talk about that, okay? I really want to go home and, uh, want to enjoy, our time together. I mean, do you have anything to take home? Any work?

Nikki: No, actually, not tonight. Thanks to claire, I am so organized. I did everything I was supposed to do today.

Victor: Oh, she’s still working out?

Nikki: Ah, yeah, she’s terrific. Although she’s dealing with a bit of an emergency at the moment.

Victor: Oh, what kind of an emergency?

Nikki: Well, the aunt that raised her fell and broke her arm, so claire is getting ready to go to oregon for a few days.

Victor: That’s not a good thing. Break your arm, you get older. Oh, well.

Nikki: And, I hear that her aunt is quite a fan of mine.

Victor: Really?

Nikki: Mm. Claire says that her aunt has read everything about me and thinks that her niece becoming my assistant is the best thing to ever happen to her.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned. Good.

Nikki: So, I offered her a seat on the jet when I go to napa to see casey.

Victor: Oh, yeah. Your surprise visit to your sister, casey the doctor.

Nikki: Yes. And then, claire could take a commercial flight back when she’s comfortable in leaving her aunt alone. And I agreed to go in and meet the woman.

Victor: All right, go for it.

Nikki: Oh, I don’t know.

Victor: What, darling? What is it?

Nikki: Oh, maybe I shouldn’t leave town at all this weekend with all this family upheaval. I mean, it’s a surprise, casey doesn’t know I’m coming, so she can’t be disappointed–

Victor: Sweetheart, I do want you to take that trip. I mean, you’ve been looking forward to seeing your sister, casey, for a long time. And you haven’t seen each other for a while. I will deal with whatever problems I’ve created here over the weekend. I’ll deal with it, okay? I want you to have a good time. You need the rest, my sweetheart, okay? And then you can bask in the admiration of this aunt, whatever the hell her name is. How’s that?

Nikki: All right, darling. Thank you. I will.

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Nina: Hi.

[ Christine sighing ]

Christine: Any news?

Nina: The nurse is waiting for the doctor to assess the damage from the bullet. It’s just– it’s too soon to tell. It’s always too soon to tell.

Christine: Chance it’s gonna be okay.

Nina: Why is it always my boy? Why is it always my son? First, it was spain, and then that bullet he took for adam. It’s just too much to take, cricket. It’s just– it’s too much for any mother to take.

Sharon: Elena.

Elena: Sharon.

Sharon: How is he? How’s chance doing?

Elena: Well, I can’t say we’re out of the woods yet, but the prognosis is good.

Sharon: Oh, thank god.

Elena: Yeah, the bullet went straight through. It didn’t hit any major arteries or any vital organs. A quarter inch in either direction and we’d be having a very different conversation. He’s a very lucky man.

Sharon: This wasn’t supposed to happen. He wasn’t supposed to be working this closely with cases. He’s the chief now, management. He should be dealing with the mayor and city council.

Elena: I understand, sharon. I’m so sorry.

Sharon: Can I see him now? Just for a little while, please?

Elena: Yeah.

Devon: Hey.

Nate: Devon.

Devon: Glad you could make it.

Nate: Yeah.

[ Nate sighing ]

Devon: You okay?

Nate: That is the million-dollar question or multimillion, given the circumstances.

Devon: I don’t know what that means. What’s going on?

Nate: It’s a personal matter. I’d rather not get into it right now.

Devon: Okay. If you want to do this another time we can.

Nate: No, no, no, no. You said you want to talk? I’m ready to listen. So, let’s hear it. What did you wanna see me about?

[ Victoria sighing ]

Nick: Looking for somebody?

Victoria: Oh, it’s you.

Nick: Does seem to be the reaction I’m getting from people lately.

Victoria: I’m sorry, I, uh, I was just looking for nate. I thought he might be here.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t see him.

Victoria: No, that’s okay. I should get home anyway.

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Nick: Thank you. So, nate’s upset?

Victoria: He was complete– completely blindsided. As was I.

Nick: Well, uh, dad firing nate did come out of left field, but when it comes to victor newman, don’t you have to expect the unexpected?

Victoria: Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting something like that.

Nick: Have you talked to nate?

Victoria: Briefly. He thinks that I threw him under the bus and that I sided with adam.

Nick: I mean, you did take adam’s side.

Victoria: All I said was that I didn’t think it was a good idea to send dad to a facility somewhere. The only thing I agreed with adam about was keeping it contained.

Nick: I mean, that’s fair.

Victoria: If I had had the chance to explain that to nate, I think he would would have understood, but he won’t return any of my calls. He won’t answer any of my texts.

Nick: Sorry, vic.

Victoria: Are you being sarcastic right now?

Nick: No, I’m definitely not sorry that nate is gone from newman enterprises. I do think he was setting in motion to get dad out of the company. But I am sorry that you’re hurting.

Victoria: Thank you. So, do you believe that nate was being self-serving about this plan that he had for dad?

Nick: I think nate had reason to be concerned about dad, but I think he was playing the long game. You know, to get dad out, to get you back on top and for him to move up to the co-ceo.

Victoria: And you don’t think that adam might have been planning something just as devious?

Nick: I don’t know.

Victoria: I mean, come on, nicholas, it’s adam.

Nick: I’m not unaware of that. I’m just having a hard time getting a handle on where adam’s coming from these days.

Victoria: That’s how he operates. There’s no way that we could ever trust him.

Nick: Yeah. Well, I think he was genuinely concerned about dad, for whatever that’s worth.

Victoria: Or, maybe he’s playing the long game too.

Nick: Yeah, maybe. But I’m far more concerned about you right now.

Victoria: Please don’t be concerned about me. I’ll survive.

Nick: This isn’t just about you getting over some business deal that went south. This is about how you’re gonna get over and move on from what dad did to you.

Devon: So, look, I wanted to get together and talk to you about turning this around.

Nate: Turning what around?

Devon: Us. Everything that’s been going on with us. This– this silent war we’ve been having for the last couple of years now.

Nate: Not always so silent.

Devon: Yeah. I’ll give you that.

Nate: Okay. So, how do you propose we do that?

Devon: I don’t know. I just thought we’d talk about it. Spend some time together like we used to before things all went to hell. I know that you’ve been making an effort with me to put the past behind us and I appreciate that. And I think that it’s time for me, you know, to start making more of an effort with you. And see how that goes.

Nate: Wow. This is a day for big surprises for me.

Devon: What makes you say that?

Nate: Nothing. Long story.

Devon: Well, why you keep doing that?

Nate: Doing what?

Devon: You– you referring to something that clearly happened to you today. Is it work? Is it victoria?

Nate: I’m sorry. I’m sorry, devon. You’re right. You’re right. It’s just been, uh, it’s been a big day for me.

Devon: Well, let’s talk about it.

Nate: No, no, no, let’s, uh, let’s– let’s focus on you and me.

Devon: You sure?

Nate: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. So, um, what changed? Because I had kind of given up hope on us ever having this conversation.

Devon: Well, I mean, it started with mamie and her enthusiasm to bring the family together and have us drop all of our resentments to each other. And I don’t know, that made– that made me and lily start thinking more and more about how neil would handle the situation like this and then, it just hit me.

Nate: What would neil do?

Devon: Exactly? I can hear his voice in my head saying, “give the man a chance.”

Nina: So, elena said the doctors were optimistic?

Sharon: Well, you know doctors never tell you anything absolutely, but everything she said was very positive. And they believe that chance can make a full recovery.

Christine: I knew it.

Nina: I just want him to open his eyes so I can tell him how much I love him.

Elena: Hey, ladies.

Christine: Hey.

Nina: Hey.

Elena: You all look exhausted.

Nina: Oh. Does it show?

Elena: Why don’t you all go and take a break, maybe get something to eat? You could go home, get some rest. That way when chance does wake up, you’ll be here.

Nina: No. What if something happens?

Elena: Then, I promise I will personally call you if anything changes.

Christine: She’s right. Come on.

Nina: No, I don’t think I wanna go.

Christine: We won’t go for long. And we’ll stay close in case we have to come back if there’s news.

Nina: Oh, god. Sweetheart. Okay.

Summer: Elena. Do you know if chance is okay?

Elena: Everything looks good. He’s gonna be fine.

Summer: Could I– could I see him?

Elena: He’s pretty out of it from the anesthesia.

Summer: It’s okay. I just, I– I just wanna be there with him for a little while, if that’s okay.

Elena: Oh, I– I didn’t realize you two were so close.

Summer: Yeah, I mean, we became friends over the last few months. When I heard about this, I…

Elena: Well, you know, his mother just left with sharon and christine, so maybe you could keep him company for a while.

Summer: Yeah, I won’t disturb him. I promise you.

Elena: Okay. You can stay as long as you’d like.

Sharon: Just a splash for you. And you.

Nina: Okay, stop.

Sharon: Enjoy. Me too.

Christine: Wait, wait, wait. To…

All: To chance.

Sharon: To chance.

Christine: And I think you can relax, mom. The worst is over.

Nina: Yeah, this time.

Christine: I know.

Nina: I don’t think I can take this again, cricket. Really. He’s gotta stop. He just has to.

Christine: Okay. Well, easier said than done with a guy like chance.

Nina: I don’t care. This is the third time I’ve had to sit in a waiting room in a hospital or– or by the phone to find out if my son is gonna make it through the night. I just…

Sharon: I know it’s hard to live with that kind of fear, but we have to accept that this is what chance has decided to do with his life.

Nina: No, I don’t accept it. Not anymore.

Sharon: Well, what can you do?

Nina: I’m gonna ask him to stop. I’ll beg him if I have to.

Christine: Haven’t you already tried that?

Nina: I will try harder. He just can’t keep doing this to the people who love him. Maybe you can convince him.

Sharon: Me?

Nina: Well, I know that you guys are seeing each other and from what he’s told me, he really cares about you and maybe you could be the one to finally get through to him.

Sharon: Oh, I don’t know about that.

Nina: I would think that you would at least want to try. I mean, given the circumstances

Sharon: What circumstances?

Nina: Well, I mean, wasn’t the last man that you were involved with a cop too?

Sharon: Yes. Rey rosales. And I wasn’t just involved with him. He was my husband. And losing him really broke my heart.

Victoria: Do you know when you first told me that dad was faking his illness to set a trap? I couldn’t believe it.

Nick: That he’d do something like that? Come on. You know better than that.

Victoria: No, not that– that he would think I was a threat or somebody that would be disloyal to him in that way.

Nick: Somebody like adam?

Victoria: That is not a club I want to join anytime soon.

Nick: Which I said to dad like a dozen times, but he just kept referring back to how angry you were when you got demoted that he had stepped back in as ceo.

Victoria: Of course, I was angry. I had every right to be angry. But that doesn’t mean that I’m gonna conspire against dad or try to sabotage the company. When I heard that he thought that, I mean, it– it made me physically ill.

Nick: All right. Well, what are you gonna do about it?

Victoria: I don’t know. I– I just– I just have to think this through. I need to connect with nate and let him know that I was on his side. I’m still on his side.

Nick: Well, I don’t think all of his anger belongs completely to you.

Victoria: I hope you’re right.

Nick: I mean, he’s probably angriest at himself. He got outplayed by the master. Nate really thought he was holding all the cards. But then dad sets his trap and nate walks right into it.

Victoria: This is not over yet.

Nick: For nate? Uh, yeah, it is vic. It’s over.

Victoria: No. He can fight. He can fight to get his job back. And I’ll be right by his side.

Nick: Against dad? After everything that’s happened? I don’t recommend that.

Victoria: Why do you say that?

Nick: Dad believes he has solved the problem. Eliminated a threat. He sees nate as a defeated enemy in his mind.

Victoria: Well, I’ll just have to convince him that he’s wrong.

Nick: All right. You should also know that dad is pressuring me to come back to newman.

Victoria: Well, that’s not news. I mean, he’s been saying that ever since you left.

Nick: Yeah. Well, he wants me to take nate’s job.

Victoria: So, when did this happen?

Nick: In dad’s office. Right after he fired nate. That’s when he gave me his pitch. I guess he thought that since nate was one of the reasons why I left in the first place, if he wasn’t around, it might entice me to come back.

Victoria: What did you say?

Nick: I didn’t say anything.

Victoria: Well, did you tell him you were gonna think about it?

Nick: I literally didn’t say anything. I just walked out. But I know it’s not going to be the last time I hear about it.

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: What are you gonna do?

Nick: I don’t know. Sharon and I have this new company. It’s about to launch. I can’t just walk away from it. On the other hand, this feels like it might be another one of dad’s tests. Put you, me, and adam all in the same place and see which one of us wants to wear the crown the most.

Victoria: Yeah, if dad ever gives it up.

Nick: That is a good point.

Victoria: You know what, nick? I– I just need to calm down. I can’t make any decisions when I’m this upset.

Nick: Then don’T. Let’s just get another drink.

Victoria: No. You know, I think I’m gonna head down to the club and listen to some music. I can figure out what to do about dad in the morning. Do you want to come with me?

Nick: No. I’m just gonna finish this and get home to christian. Vic, don’t worry about it, all right? We’re gonna figure it out. Then, everything will be back to normal.

Victoria: Yeah. Maybe.

Nick: Night.

Victoria: Night.

Sharon: Rey did not die in the line of duty. He, uh, was in a terrible accident and he didn’t make it.

Nina: I’m really sorry.

Sharon: Thank you. I loved him very much. He was a good man. And he was a good officer. And yeah, being with him meant that I had to wonder every day that he was on that job if he was coming home. It wasn’t my first time through that kind of fear.

Nina: So, you know.

Sharon: Yes, of course I do. The difference is I chose to be with rey and chance, knowing the danger and just doing the best I can to accept it, but you are chance’s mother. God knows you wouldn’t have picked this line of work for him under any circumstances. There’s no worse feeling than having a hurt child and knowing that there’s nothing you can do about it.

Nina: But maybe there is something that you can do about it.

Sharon: Like try to convince chance to quit? I wouldn’t presume to try to do that.

Nina: Even after this? Even after what you just told me about rey?

Sharon: You know, maybe secretly, I hoped that becoming the police chief would take him out of danger, but I should have known better than that. There’s no way that chance would settle for being a desk-bound chief. He needs to be out there in the action. Always.

Nina: I will never understand why.

Sharon: Maybe it’s just something deep in their core, you know? Something they feel that they were born to do and neither you or I, or anyone else can talk them into giving that up.

Nate: I appreciate you reaching out, devon. I do.

Devon: Well, that sounds like a but.

Nate: There’s been a lot of blood in the water. Yours and mine. We need to agree to let all that go.

Devon: Yeah, obviously. That’s why we’re here. That’s why we’re talking about it.

Nate: And I’m sure, you know, it’s not gonna happen overnight.

Devon: Of course, I know that. I mean, we did a lot of hurtful things to each other. So, obviously, it’s gonna take a minute to get past all of that. But I also know at the end of the day, we’re family. And I know that we can learn to forgive each other no matter who did what to whom. And I don’t know about you, but this weight of resentment that I carry around for you is getting pretty heavy. And I’d like to put it down.

Nate: Do you think that’s possible after everything that’s gone down between us?

Devon: Well, I think anything’s possible. And it really comes down to us making a choice about it. Right? I remember not too long ago I was playing with dominic and he did something that was really funny and i wanted to share it with you. And I pulled out my phone and then remembered that we weren’t speaking to each other at the moment and it didn’t make me feel good. It made me feel dumb. And it made me feel sad that I couldn’t share a moment like that with someone that I knew who would care. And I don’t want to feel that way anymore. I wanna choose to not have a problem with you. I want choose to remember that in spite of everything, we love each other.

Nate: You know, you should have called.

Devon: Well, hey, next time I will call.

Victoria: Nate. Um…

Devon: Hey.

Victoria: Hey. I’ve been looking all over for you. Can we talk, please? Type 2 d

Nate: I don’t have anything to say to you right now.

Victoria: I know you’re upset.

Nate: Upset? Not even close.

Victoria: Can we just sit down and talk about this? We need to just find a way to work through it.

Nate: I am having a conversation with my cousin. We are trying to repair our relationship, so I’m not gonna get into this right now in front of devon.

Victoria: Nate…

Nate: Victoria. Have a good night.

Victoria: Please don’t shut me out.

Devon: Hey, guys, we can do this another time, nate, all right?

Nate: No, no, that’s not necessary.

Devon: No, no, no, no it is. You guys clearly need to speak. Um, we made progress though today, right?

Nate: Right.

Devon: Okay. Let’s build on that, okay?

Victoria: Thank you, devon.

Devon: Yes. I’ll see you guys.

Victoria: See you. Look, I know– I know you’re angry. You’re furious. I am too. My father, he set this trap for all of us.

Nate: But apparently, I’m the only one who got caught in that trap.

Victoria: Oh, come on. That is so unfair. I will talk to him.

Nate: Victoria. Victoria, stop. Just stop. I get what victor was trying to do. He was pulling his family together. I’m just now beginning to see how important that is. But when it came time to choose sides, you chose adam. Of all people. When I needed you to have my back, you– you chose him instead because he’s family.

Victoria: No, nate. That’s not true.

Nate: Did adam get fired? Did you or nick? Look, I should have seen that coming. I should have known that when it comes right down to it, the newmans will always circle the wagons to protect themselves. So, how am I supposed to feel about that, huh?

Danny: Hi. Is, uh, is everything okay here?

Christine: Chance was shot earlier tonight.

Danny: Oh, my god. What? Is– is he all right?

Sharon: The prognosis is good. We’re just waiting to hear something more.

Danny: I’m so sorry. I– I– I don’t even know what to say.

Nina: No. That’s okay. I’m just really happy he’s alive.

Danny: Yeah. Yeah, we all are. Is there anything I can do?

Nina: Well, no, thank you so much. That’s very sweet.

[ Phone ringing ]

Sharon: Oh, that’s elena. She says we can go back to the hospital now.

Nina: No, cricket. Stay here and talk to danny.

Christine: No, no I want to be there for you.

Nina: No, I’m fine. And believe me, you have been there for me. I would be even a bigger wreck if it hadn’t been for you. All right? I’ll keep you posted.

Christine: You promise?

Nina: Yes, I promise.

Danny: Love you. Wow. Well, listen, the most important thing is that it sounds like he’s gonna make it, right?

Christine: Yeah. Yeah.

Danny: You okay?

Christine: Yeah. Yeah. I’ve just– I’ve been trying to keep it together for nina, but you know, this one was– this one was hard. This one– this one scared me. I– I’ve known chance since he was born. We worked at the justice department together. He helped me through the whole phyllis ordeal. He’s such a good guy. Why did something like this have to happen to him?

Danny: I wish I had an answer for that.

Christine: I– I have to tell paul. He and chance are really close.

Danny: You might want to wait on that, at least until the good news is official, all right?

Christine: Okay. Yeah, you’re right. Thank you.

Danny: It’s gonna be all right.

Christine: I know. I know. It’s just– it’s such a shock when you hear something like this. Especially when it’s someone that’s close to you.

Danny: Yeah. It’s a terrible feeling, but a good example of how your life can change in an instant. In a blink of an eye, your– well, your whole world turns upside down. It’s a good reminder to seize each and every day. As if it could be last.

Christine: Carpe diem?

Danny: You got it.

Christine: I couldn’t agree more.

Summer: I wish that you would wake up. I mean, I know you are going to wake up. But maybe you could wake up right now and just let me know that you really are gonna be okay. I wasn’t prepared for this. I– I know that your job is is dangerous, but I just– I wasn’T…

[ Summer sighing ] When I heard that you got shot, I got this feeling in the pit of my stomach. Like what if? What if I never saw you again? What if I never talked to you? What if I could never bore you with my problems again? Chance, I– I need you to know that I really don’t think that I could have gotten through everything with my mom if you hadn’t have been there for me. You became my friend when I really needed one. I just want you to know that I’m grateful. I’m really grateful that you’re in my life. So, you gotta be really strong and you gotta get through this because… I– I can’t bear the thought of losing you. (Man)

Christine: What was that?

Danny: Uh, it’s daniel. He’s had a change of plans. Uh, looks like we have to reschedule our dinner.

Christine: Oh. Well, that’s too bad.

Danny: Yeah. I was really looking forward to it. On the other hand, I– well, I am free for dinner. Care to join me? What?

Christine: Uh, I’m trying to figure out how to respond to that.

Danny: Well, uh, yes or no works pretty well.

Christine: Yes.

Danny: Okay.

Christine: On one condition.

Danny: Name it.

Christine: That neither of us looks at this as something that could be misinterpreted.

Danny: As a date? Okay. Got it. You want to make sure you, me, everybody else understands, this is not a date. Confirmed.

Christine: Right. Because I mean, it’s just two friends hanging out eating.

Danny: Sure. Absolutely. In fact, you know, you could help me with some new lyrics I’ve been struggling with.

Christine: Yeah, that’ll be the day.

Danny: Hey, I’m serious. I wrote some of my greatest songs when you were in my life.

Christine: Danny…

Danny: I heard you the first time. It’s not a date, confirmed.

Christine: Um, will I get some royalties this time?

Danny: I think we can figure something out.

Christine: Okay.

Victoria: I wish there was some way that I could make you understand.

Nate: I don’t think it’s that complicated. You had a choice to back me up and you chose not to.

Victoria: No, nate. I didn’t fight for your plan because I didn’t agree with it.

Nate: Oh, so you would rather have your father locked up in some corporate cocoon instead of getting him the help we all thought he needed.

Victoria: Yes.

Nate: Then, you’re right. I don’t understand.

Victoria: Look, I was raised to put protecting the family above everything else, no matter what. So for me to think that my father was losing his mental capacity was overwhelming for me. He’s always seemed so invincible.

Nate: Which is how he got us to believe he was losing it in the first place. Gotta give the man credit. I usually have a pretty good bs detector and he sold it like a pro.

Victoria: I was scared. I was scared if we lost control of the narrative and if word leaked out that victor newman was acting erratically, the fallout from that would make things much worse for him and for the company.

Nate: Well, the joke turned out to be on us, didn’t it?

Victoria: Yeah, I did. But be honest, nate, wasn’t there a small part of you that saw the opportunity for me and you to be in control of newman again.

Nate: No, victoria. I saw it as an opportunity for you to take control. And why shouldn’t you, given the circumstances? What is wrong wanting the best for you? Victor needed to be somewhere controlled. I stand by my choice. That is if any of this had been true.

Victoria: Look, you explained why you went ahead and signed dad up for the clinic and I chose to believe that. I did. But can’t you see and understand for one minute how my father could have thought you were trying to push him out so that I could step in? It’s not a totally irrational reaction on his part.

Nate: That you choose to believe me, I guess it’s something, but not enough.

Victoria: We can salvage this.

Nate: I don’t think I want to salvage this. After seeing victor willing to put you and your family through whatever cruel game he was setting up, why on earth would I want to be a part of that?

Victoria: Because I don’t think that you’re ready to turn your back on newman enterprises just yet.

Nate: I’m gonna need some, uh, some time before I make a decision about my future.

Danny: What’s the word from the hospital?

Christine: It is all good. Nina is with the doctors right now and they’re telling her chance should make a full recovery.

Danny: That is incredible. I– I am so happy for them.

Christine: Me too.

Danny: So, what are you thinking for dinner? You, uh, you know, thai, sushi, your choice, whatever you like.

Christine: I don’t know.

Danny: What do you mean you don’t know?

Christine: Maybe this isn’t such a good idea.

Danny: Eating?

Christine: You know what I mean.

Danny: Yeah, I do. Look, I know this is a very hard, confusing time for you. You and paul have been together for a long time and you have things to resolve and you need time to resolve them. I get that and the last thing, the very last thing that I’d ever want is to make you feel awkward or uncomfortable. I’m just really hungry and I don’t like to eat alone.

Christine: Okay. I could use a burger.

Danny: Still medium, no onions?

Christine: Yeah.

Danny: Okay.

[ Phone chiming ]

Victoria: I want you to know something. I– I would hate for my father’s actions to cause things to fall apart for us.

Nate: I have to be honest. After today, I’m gonna have a hard time trusting where I fit in your list of priorities.

Victoria: Which is why I want to find a way to make things up to you. And I will.

Nate: I know you mean that now.

Victoria: No, nate, I’m not just saying it to smooth things over. I really do mean it. I want to fight for us.

Nate: So, what happens when another issue comes up that puts me at odds with your family? Your parents don’t trust me. Nick never did. And adam–

Victoria: I don’t care what adam thinks.

Nate: But you did earlier today. You know when you told me that you were raised to protect your family at all costs, I already knew that. My aunt mamie warned me that no matter what I did or how hard I worked, I would always be an outsider to the newmans. So maybe what this is, is a– is a wake-up call. For me to work on reconnecting with my family. Put that above everything else. But, whatever the answer is, I’m gonna need some time to find it.

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Phyllis: Hey, danny. Hi.

Danny: Hey.

Phyllis: Not surprised I ran into you again. Big, little town, right?

Danny: [ Chuckles ] Yeah.

Phyllis: I know you love this time of year. It’s so beautiful out and crisp and cool. And that magical thing that the light does at a certain time of day.

Danny: It’s, uh– it’s nice.

Phyllis: It is nice. I got two words out of you.

Danny: Oh, it’s, um– I mean, you know–

Phyllis: Shh, shh. Yeah, I know. The bug comes back into town and suddenly, I’m the pariah, right?

Nina: Hey.

Christine: Hey.

Nina: Hi, my friend. Oh. You good?

Christine: Yeah.

Nina: I feel like I’m totally monopolizing your time.

Christine: Gosh, I’m so glad you texted. We have to take advantage of the fact that you’re in town. I am happy to hang with you while chance finishes up this investigation he’s involved in.

Nina: Yes, my son, the police chief. That’s like, one word, by the way. I thought he would be working more regular hours now, but clearly not.

Christine: Yeah, he’s not really the kind of guy to be content behind a desk.

Nina: No.

Christine: And look, we get to spend time together.

Nina: Yeah, it was really nice reminiscing and catching up earlier.

Christine: It was so nice to talk openly and honestly, and not feel judged.

Nina: What do you mean judged? For what? Because you felt something for danny when you saw him again? Please. I mean, maybe, you guys had some rough times, but you were madly in love with the guy.

Christine: Things just ended with me and paul.

Nina: So, it’s not like anything happened between you and danny.

[ Christine sighs ] Did something happen between you and danny?

[ Christine sighs ]

Chelsea: Hi, hi. Oh, good. I’m glad I’m not late. This is great, isn’t it? Summer wanting to meet outside the office, talk informally.

Chloe: Yeah, being summoned by the boss is always a great sign.

Chelsea: Chloe, it’s just coffee. It’s just people talking. I know you and summer have been butting heads a lot lately, but honestly, I’d be worried if you weren’T. Nothing worth having is ever easy. This is gonna be great. It’s gonna be positive. It’s gonna be proactive.

Chloe: Yeah, I don’t–

Chelsea: Here she comes.

Summer: Hey, chloe. Hey, chelsea. So happy to have you back.

Chelsea: It’s great to be back. I’m ready to get started.

Summer: Sounds great. But before you do, I just– I wanted the three of us to sit down together and chat and clear the air. And chloe, you’ve expressed some frustrations with the design process. She feels like I’ve been a little intrusive.

Chelsea: Well, um, actually, chloe and I were just talking about it and it’s perfectly normal to have creative differences. You know, sometimes, it can be the engine to generate great work.

Summer: Yes, I– I totally agree with that, and chloe, I respect your perspective as well, and your long history in fashion and all of the expertise that you bring.

Chelsea: And we respect your role as ceo, that it’s your job to further the vision.

Summer: Exactly, it should be a collaboration and I really am confident that we can strike the right balance.

Chloe: Yeah. I just don’t think that’s possible.

Nate: I’m fired?

Victor: You’re damn right.

Victoria: For what?

Nick: Dad–

Victor: You had it all planned, nate, didn’t you, hm? Send me to some looney bin surrounded by doctors who didn’t give a damn about my health, just to keep me away from here, right?

Nate: Victor, if you believe that’s true, then, we still have a problem.

Victor: I have all the proof right here. I talked to the head of that looney bin. He gave me a full report.

Nate: Victor, I was protecting your privacy. Of course, I had to arrange things in advance. There needed to be ndas, precautions.

Victor: You are lying now and you were lying then.

Victoria: Dad, please, just calm down.

Victor: I’ll calm down when I feel like it, all right? Now, all of you may as well know this whole thing on my part was a charade. I didn’t have any lapses of memory. I knew full well who was in charge of newman media. Didn’t forget a damn thing. I didn’t have lapses. Or fits of paranoia and then, forget about it a few minutes later, I didn’T.

Adam: You didn’t forget that your granddaughter was dead?

Nick: I asked you point-blank if this was a setup.

Victor: I had to find out who… would possibly betray me. And adam… I was leaning in your direction. But to my relief, I found out the real culprit was not you.

Adam: Hm.

Victor: I had to know who I could trust and who I couldn’T.

Victoria: Even me. You didn’t trust even me?

Victor: I had my doubts about all of you.

Victoria: Based on what?

Nick: Don’t waste your time looking for logic.

Victoria: No, no. I need to hear it.

Victor: I watched you when I told you that I would step back and sit in this chair and demote you.

Victoria: So, I’m suspect because I had an honest, human reaction to being shunted aside.

Victor: The point is, I had never seen you that angry. And I always suspected, you had been sitting in this chair for far too long. Power corrupts. Even now, you’re more concerned about your position than about what your boyfriend has done.

Victoria: You know, regardless of nate’s choices, he was only trying to help. You’re the one who– who imagined this illness and pretended your mind was slipping.

Victor: I did what I had to do. And the outcome proves that I was right.

Victoria: Okay. That’s great. But I would never, ever inflict anything like that on you or anyone else in this family.

Adam: Well, maybe one person. If we’re being honest.

Victoria: I am so hurt. I’m hurt that you think I would take advantage of you in that way. Just because you think I’m angry about being demoted?

Victor: Don’t you understand my position? I’ve built this into an enormous empire. We have employees all over the world. I saw it fall apart slowly but surely because of all the in-fighting. And because of nate. I know someone was scheming to take this over. That’s why I reacted the way I did.

Victoria: All right. Fine. So, how long were you planning on keeping this from all of us?

Nina: So, you saw danny after the last time we spoke?

Christine: Mm-hmm. Right after, at the club.

Nina: After lauren mentioned he was there with phyllis.

Christine: Yeah, because I know how phyllis operates. She’ll trash talk me, try and cut me down in danny’s eyes.

Nina: Please, like that could ever happen.

[ Gasps ] Oh, I wish I could have seen both of their faces when you walked in. I’m sure, for danny, it was like phyllis didn’t even exist, right? Ah, she must have been livid. Oh, does it make me a bad person that I am just relishing the thought of her public humiliation?

Christine: She had to go somewhere with daniel anyway.

Nina: Yeah, what happened after that?

Christine: Oh, boy, nothing happened. Not like you’re imagining.

Nina: How do you know what I’m imagining unless you’re imagining it too.

Christine: Oh, god. Okay, it was– it was sweet.

Nina: Mm-hmm.

Christine: Natural. Danny was over at the piano, you know, playing around with a song and he asked me to join him and tell him what I thought.

[ Nina gasps ]

Nina: And it was magic.

Christine: It’s just really easy being with him.

Nina: Which is why I encouraged you to explore the possibilities. I mean, you’re both free and you have such a special connection. And it sounds like you still do.

Christine: When I ran into him, we hadn’t seen each other in months and the last thing I ever expected was to talk about my breakup and how miserable I was. But suddenly, I found myself just opening up to him. He’s such a good listener.

Nina: Yeah, I mean, he’s not better than me, right?

Christine: Oh, no one is a better listener than you.

Nina: Okay, good. So, okay, last time we spoke, you didn’t even know that there was something to pursue with danny. And it sounds like maybe, you’re more sure now.

Christine: You know, don’t read too much into this. We’re reconnecting as friends. Danny and I have a lot of history to unpack, and I’m not exactly in the best place emotionally.

Nina: But the timing. You guys both showing up here at the same time, it’s just– it’s kismet.

Christine: I’m not rushing into anything.

Nina: All right. You’re probably smart.

[ Christine chuckles, sighs ]

Phyllis: Well, you know, one minute, we are talking as friends, sharing so much history and we do have so much history, and then, the next minute, you’re monosyllabic. I mean, that’s not all in my head.

Danny: Hey, nothing has changed. I still admire how you’re trying to turn your life around. The efforts that you’re making, working side by side with our son.

Phyllis: Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] You’re just admiring me from arm’s length, right?

Danny: I don’t know where this is coming from.

[ Phyllis sighs ]

Phyllis: She has it in for me. We both know that.

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: Christine has more important things on her mind, trust me. And whatever you’re hanging on to, I don’t know, it feels like you’re projecting it onto me.

Phyllis: You know what? You’re right.

Danny: And do you honestly think that I would just change my mind about you because of something anyone else said? That I’m that suggestible?

Phyllis: I– oh, I’m sorry. It’s just old patterns die hard. I just– my guard comes up when it comes to the bug, that’s all.

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: I wish you would stop calling her that.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. The cricket.

Danny: How about just christine?

Phyllis: Yes, I could do that.

Danny: Thank you.

Phyllis: Christine, see?

[ Phyllis chuckles ]

Danny: Look, she just came back into town after what seemed like a really rough breakup with paul, okay? She’s going through a difficult and emotional time right now. So, please just– just leave her alone. Hi, my name is damion clark. If you have both medicare and medicaid, i have some really encouraging news that you’ll definitely want to

Summer: Look, chloe, I’m being sincere when I say that I– I want to listen. I– I want to find a way to oversee the design department that works for all of us.

Chloe: I’m not questioning your sincerity. I am just making an honest assessment of the situation and this can’t work.

Chelsea: You know, I think chloe and I need a few minutes to talk privately before we continue.

Summer: Yeah. Sure.

Chloe: No, there’s really no need.

Chelsea: No, I think there’s a need. [ Laughs ] There’s a need because we’re partners, so, um, I know you’ve been frustrated lately, but I–

Chloe: Yeah, and this situation is only going to make things worse. Okay, you talk about wanting to find a rhythm, but i don’t think it’s possible. Not when you’re so hands-on. And not when there are three of us involved in the creative process.

Summer: Chloe, I’m the ceo of marchetti. I have to be hands-on.

Chloe: It’s not a criticism. Okay? It– when there are two people, you can find a rhythm. A back and forth. A give and take. That’s what balance looks like. We’ve done it before.

Chelsea: That’s right, we’ve done it before, and that’s what we could have again now.

Chloe: Yeah, but when you add a third voice, then one is just struggling to be heard.

Summer: Okay, maybe– maybe, you two should take a minute to talk.

Chloe: Look, I respect what you’ve done with marchetti. And the vision that you have. Where you want to take the company. And now, that chelsea is back, I think that you can find that rhythm and that balance. But inevitably, I am just going to be the odd one out, struggling to be heard. And it’s not where I wanna be right now.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, danny, I’m trying to change my life. Do you think I want to revive some old battle?

Danny: But you’re making all these assumptions about christine.

Phyllis: It’s because she– you know what? You’re right. I’m just gonna lay off of the– christine.

[ Laughs ] See? That was me trying, I’m trying.

Danny: Yes, I see that.

Phyllis: Listen, I feel for her. What she’s going through. I know what it’s like to be…

[ Sighs ] …Ending a relationship, and you lose a part of your life, you know? You lose a part of your heart. I don’t wish that on anyone. You think I’m so self-involved I can’t see the pain she’s going through?

Danny: No, but I– I see you falling back into your old dynamic.

Phyllis: Well, I think that’s what happens when you’re so used to fighting for your life. And fighting for people you care for.

Danny: Okay, positive reinforcement. All right, I see the effort you’re putting in, I do.

Phyllis: Thank you. I appreciate that. It may be boring for you to keep on saying it, but i like to hear it. [ Laughs ]

Danny: No, I– I’m really– I’m happy to help, seriously. No, I am.

Phyllis: Thank you. And I do feel bad for christine. I really do. Genuinely. I don’t wish that pain on my worst enemy.

Danny: Now, you’re not just saying what I want to hear, are you?

Phyllis: Oh, you think I’m trying to impress you? Really? Are you just so used to adoring fans screaming out your name?

Danny: I am.

Phyllis: Trying to impress you all the time? [ Chuckles ]

Danny: This is just me and you talking here. Come on.

Phyllis: Yeah. It is just me and you talking. I’m not the same person I was. I want you to know that. I’m a work in progress.

Danny: Hey, aren’t we all?

Phyllis: Yeah, aren’t we all? But I’m working really hard to change some old patterns, you know?

Danny: Yeah.

Phyllis: And you know what? I think I’m gonna get into meditation, yeah.

Danny: Oh.

Phyllis: Yeah. Imagine me trying to quiet down my brain.

Danny: I– I felt the same way when I first started. In fact, you know, most people do, um. I’ve been doing transcendental meditation for years now and it’s really helped me tremendously.

Phyllis: Oh, wow. Would you teach me?

[ Danny laughs nervously ]

Nikki: I’m so sorry. I wanted you to know that your father’s decline was all an act. I told him what it was doing to you.

Victoria: You still said nothing.

Nikki: Because if you had known the truth, you would have taken it straight to nate.

Victor: And then, we would never have known of nate’s true intentions. Right, nate?

Nate: What? Victor, I offered a sound medical solution to most effectively get you diagnosed and treated. It was in your best interest.

Victor: Nate, I respect you. You’re a bright man. Accomplished man. But you wanted to commit me to the looney bin so that you and victoria could grab back the power that I had taken from her, right?

Nate: I was protecting the company by providing you the best care based on years of medical experience.

Nikki: Nate, stop. You didn’t care about what was best for victor.

Nate: Why, nikki? Because I thought it was a bad idea to turn newman enterprises into some sort of makeshift clinic. Okay, news flash, it was a bad idea. But all you seem to be worried about is making it look like victor is still working and nothing is wrong.

Adam: I would have protected the company and our father with minimal chances of exposure or leaks.

Nate: Right. Right. Because that’s how you all like to operate, isn’t it, adam? In the shadows, making up your own rules. I was pulled into those shadows and wound up regretting it. I did nothing wrong. My plan was sound and it was above board. And guess what? I had no ulterior motives. But the newmans have decided and there’s no convincing you otherwise. You know what? You did me a favor firing me.

[ Door slams ]

Victoria: We’ll talk about this later.

[ Door shuts ]

Danny: As entertaining as it would be for me to watch you sit still and try to calm that brain of yours, I– I can’t teach you.

Phyllis: You can’t or you won’t?

Danny: You have to be certified, you know, do an in-residence training, and– well, it requires a high level of commitment.

Phyllis: Well, just give me pointers, that’s all.

Danny: No, no, that would defeat the whole purpose. If your goal is to– to change and benefit from the practice, you don’t want to just dabble in it.

Phyllis: Okay, it’s sort of a foreign concept for me. Being introspective, right? I’m from the school of wild abandon, sort of, you know, free and loud.

Danny: Yes, definitely that.

[ Phyllis laughs ]

Phyllis: I’m just looking for someone to sort of hold my hand. Metaphorically speaking.

Danny: Yes, of course. And a certified trainer, he can– can help you, you know, tame those wild impulses.

Phyllis: I’m not sure I want to be tamed.

Danny: He can show you how to harness all of that raw energy, you know? And so that you’re not at the mercy of those impulses.

Phyllis: Well, hook me up.

Danny: Okay. I’d be happy to.

Phyllis: Great. I’m excited. Well, maybe, transcendental meditation is off the table for tonight, but possibly, we could have dinner? I’m free.

Danny: Oh, I– I would love to, but I already have plans.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay. Let me guess.

Danny: Oh, it’s– it’s not christine.

Victoria: Look, I don’t know what to say, but I’m sorry.

Nate: Because I got fired?

Victoria: No, for all of it.

Nate: Oh, including the part where you ignored the only doctor in the room. Hm? Given what we were dealing with, what we both thought we were dealing with, I offered victor the best course of action and you didn’t have my back. I thought we were a team.

Victoria: We are. We still are.

Nate: It certainly didn’t feel that way in there.

Victoria: Look, I’m as angry about all of that as you are.

Nate: No, not even close.

Victoria: Oh, my god. After everything that I have done to try to prove my worth and my loyalty to my father–

Nate: I am sure, you– I am sure you will get over it. You will be fine.

Victoria: Look, I– I hate that things turned out this way.

Nate: Is that supposed to make me feel better? Because it doesn’T. You basically threw me to the wolves.

Victoria: That is not true.

Nate: You sided with adam. My god, if that doesn’t tell me everything I need to know about your priorities.

Victoria: Nate.

Nate: And you know what? For the record, adam’s plan was the perfect setup for him to manipulate victor from the inside. If you didn’t see that, you really weren’t paying attention.

Nick: I mean, you didn’t have to put us through all of this just to get rid of nate.

Victor: Son, I didn’t know it was nate. I had to come up with this loyalty test to find out.

Adam: [ Laughs ] Which, dad, you expected me to fail?

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: Spectacularly. You thought I would be the one to take advantage of the situation, make a power play, you all did.

Nikki: Yeah. With good reason.

Adam: Man, I– I gotta hand it to you, pop, that was a hell of a playbook. And the execution, I mean, I really thought that you were mentally in decline. And the prospect of that, of seeing you go through that, I’m not gonna lie, it shook me up.

Nikki: Adam, spare us.

Nick: I have no doubt you were planning to use this to your advantage.

Adam: To what advantage, nick?

Nick: Dad gives you every opportunity in the world. Another chance, no matter what you pull, or how far you push the limits.

Victor: Nick, I got to be very honest with you. I am convinced that adam acted in my best interest and the company’s best interest.

Victoria: My father did this to you, did it to all of us. If you’re gonna be angry at someone, be angry at him, not me, okay? I did not throw you to the wolves.

Nate: You know, I don’t totally blame you. It’s in your dna, all a part of being a good newman. One victor can be proud of.

Victoria: I had no idea what he was gonna do in there. None.

Nate: And when you realized what was happening, you fell right in line, didn’t you? You still have your job, your family. I’m on the outside looking in.

Victoria: There is a way to fix this.

Nate: It would mean taking a stand you don’t want to take. Victoria, all I wanted to do was protect your father and give you back what you deserve while he healed. Those details he’s so indignant about were entirely reasonable. Not some proof of a coup. But that doesn’t seem to matter. To any of you. You know… my mistake was thinking you’d have my back instead of showing blind obedience. I won’t make it again.

Victor: You know, it would have been one thing for all of your siblings to fight like this when things are going well. But god forbid, there would have been a crisis, this would have been catastrophic.

Nick: There was no crisis.

Victor: You don’t know that. We don’t know that. Adam though, knew what was at stake. He asked all of you to work together.

Nick: Well, we’ll never know that, will we? Because you ended the charade before nate could be put to the test.

[ Door clicking ]

Victoria: Nate deserved better. You should have given him the benefit of the doubt. Why did you have to fire him so quickly?

Victor: Did you listen to what I said before? He had called the looney bin. Arranged it for me to leave here. So that he and you could grab back the power that I’ve taken from you.

Nick: Nate wanted a home-court advantage for you.

Victor: Right.

Nikki: Darling, it was about getting you back in charge so that he could then be co-ceo more than any real concern for your father.

Victor: And he would have done anything to achieve that end. And it was also his revenge on me.

Victoria: For what?

Victor: For demoting you.

Victoria: All right, dad. All right, however you want to justify it, okay? But what you did, pretending that something was terribly, terribly wrong with you, that was cruel.

Victor: And your mother pointed out, I couldn’t risk telling nate the truth. And my instinct turned out to be right.

Victoria: You know what, dad? Your mind, it may not be slipping, but your instincts are. They’re worthless when it comes to adam. You know, you claim that you expected him to betray you, but it was really just this whole game to find a way to give him yet another free pass and to excuse all of the terrible things that he’s done.

Adam: That’s not true.

Victoria: All of it at the expense of the people who love you. Who care about this family and who want to protect your legacy. I’m sorry, but I don’t know if I can forgive you for this.

Nikki: I warned you this would happen.

[ Phone ringing ]

Summer: I’m so sorry. I’ve got to take this. I’ll be right back.

Chelsea: No problem. Chloe, I didn’t know you were considering leaving.

Chloe: I– I hadn’t seriously considered it until this meeting, but I think it makes sense.

Chelsea: No, no, it actually, makes no sense. It actually makes zero sense because we’re a team. So, if you leave, it’s just me and I– I can’t be a one-person team.

Chloe: Stop. We are a great team because you are a creator and I am a facilitator. That’s why it works. But now that you’re at marchetti, you have a great facilitator.

Chelsea: Is this about summer? You don’t like her?

Chloe: I have nothing against summer.

Chelsea: She’s a newman.

Chloe: True, but she’s the least newman of all the newmans, I really– I have no problems with summer.

Chelsea: Okay. Good. Because we’ve had worse bosses. I mean, we worked for gloria.

Chloe: [ Laughs ] Right. And even as annoying as she was, she always let us do our own thing, but, you know, it’s– it’s not like that with summer. She wants to give her input.

Chelsea: Well, I think she just wants to guide us.

Chloe: She wants to do more than just guide us. And it’s– look, it’s okay. She is the ceo of the company. She should do what she wants. It’s just not right for me.

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Chloe. I need you.

Chloe: No, you need to create, to build something.

Chelsea: Well, I don’t want to do it without you.

Chloe: Don’t say that. After everything that you’ve been through the past couple of years, you deserve to really dig in and build something. I mean, this is your opportunity, you have to take it. Me, I– I’m happy with where I’m at. Kevin’s happy, the kids are happy. I mean, gosh, my mom is even perfectly content working here, sticking her nose in everyone else’s business. But I am good. I don’t need this. Look, chelsea, you’re gonna be fine. I promise you.

Summer: I’ll check in later, okay? Bye. Chloe, tell me what I can do to get you to stay with us.

Chloe: There is nothing that you can do to change my mind.

Summer: Come on, there’s gotta be something. Look, I know that it’s on me to create the right work environment where you’re challenged without wanting to run for the exit.

Chloe: No. I really don’t want you to take this personally, summer. I– I just don’t think it’s a good fit for me.

Chelsea: How can you be sure?

Chloe: Because I experienced it earlier with sally.

Chelsea: Sally?

Chloe: She invited me to tag along on a consult. And I don’t know, we just started bouncing ideas off of each other and– and fell into this rhythm that made me realize that this is what a collaboration could feel like.

Chelsea: Yeah, that’s what we used to have.

Chloe: It’s a totally different situation now, chelsea. I don’t want to feel like I have to soldier on to make it work. It wouldn’t be fair, to either of you.

Summer: Just so you know, I am willing to try.

Chloe: Because you’re a consummate professional. You are a pair of rock stars. You are going to do something great together. I adore you both, but…

[ Chloe sighs ] I just think it’s time for me to move on.

Danny: Why are you so hung up on the idea that there’s something going on between me and christine?

Phyllis: No reason. I guess I’m just nosy. It’s none of my business, actually.

Danny: Daniel and lucy. That’s who I’m having dinner with tonight.

Phyllis: You are? Lucy’s in town?

Danny: Yeah, she got in this afternoon.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness. Really? Heather too?

Danny: I’m pretty sure. Yes.

Phyllis: That’s interesting.

Danny: Yeah. Don’t go there.

Phyllis: I– I– no. I’m just so excited to see my granddaughter.

Danny: Yeah, you made it very clear that you’d like heather and daniel to get back together again.

Phyllis: You know, that was a mistake. I overstepped. I’m not interfering. I learned my lesson.

Danny: Good. You go down that route and you’re just gonna push daniel away.

Phyllis: And I don’t want that to happen, so I’m gonna stay out of it, I promise.

Danny: Uh-huh. Sudden impulses, they just keep getting away from you.

Phyllis: Hey, can you cut me some slack, please?

Danny: This is me being supportive. Wanting you to get out of your own way.

Phyllis: I know that and I’m working so hard to change. You have to understand that, please. My family, my kids. Honestly, it’s my top priority, danny.

Danny: Okay, in that case, you are welcome to join us.

Christine: My personal life isn’t my focus right now. It’s really my professional future.

Nina: Yet, you said that another term as D.A. Didn’t appeal to you.

Christine: I just– it started to wear on me. How people like phyllis could just walk after committing such horrible crimes. You know, free to inflict themselves on the world.

Nina: But wait, listen, don’t let your feelings about her influence this very important decision, right?

Christine: I just don’t have an appetite for it anymore.

Nina: But there are plenty of other, more fulfilling ways to use your legal skills. You were talking about private practice, maybe pro bono.

Christine: Pro bono, yeah. Something out of the spotlight. Corporate law.

[ Phone ringing ]

Nina: The hospital. This is nina webster. Yes, I’m his mother. How bad is it? Okay. I’m on my way. I’ll be right there. Chance has been shot.

Adam: So, just to be clear, dad, you really are all there.

Victor: Hm. I’m as lucid and as sharp as I’ve ever been, boy.

Nikki: I can attest to that.

Victor: I’ll also do everything in my power to protect what I built.

Adam: So, where do we go from here?

Victor: Nicholas, where do you stand in all this?

Nick: Dad, vic has devoted her life to preserving and growing what you’ve built. I can understand why she’s so hurt. I hate seeing her go through this.

Victor: So do I. But I have a feeling that she knows that what I’m saying about nate was correct. She must have experienced and seen his growing ambition for more and more power.

Nick: Make no mistake, I’m glad nate’s gone. But I guess, I’m more surprised it wasn’t adam who walked into your trap.

Adam: Hey, I told you that we need to pull together for dad, okay? You’re the one who wouldn’t put your personal feelings aside.

Nick: Don’t you go there with me.

Victor: Nicholas, now the nate is gone… I need you at the company.

[ Nick sighs ]

Nick: If I were you, I wouldn’t be so sure vic is gonna forgive you. And to her mind, this may be one betrayal too many.

[ Phone chimes ]

[ Nate sighs ]

[ Nate sighs ]

Summer: Look, I appreciate your candor, chloe.

Chloe: Well, I haven’t been exactly shy about how I feel.

Summer: That’s true. But I understand why you’d want to be in a situation that you feel passionate and excited about.

Chelsea: So, you’re really walking away?

Chloe: I think I am.

Sharon: Okay, just as soon as you could get here would be great. I really need to get to the hospital. All right, thank you, esther.

Chelsea: The hospital?

Summer: What’s wrong?

Sharon: Chance has been shot.

Christine: Excuse me. Chance chancellor, the new chief of police.

Nurse: They just brought him in, second room on the left.

Christine: All we were told is he was shot in the chest. How bad is it? What’s his status?

Nurse: We’re waiting for results of the imaging to verify the extent of the damage.

Christine: Okay.

[ Nina sobbing ]

Nina: Chance. Oh, sweetheart. It’s me. It’s your mom.

[ Nina sobbing ]

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Chloe: Oh, thank you. Well, look at you, all chipper and energetic. I haven’t seen that in a long time. Like, a really long time. I like it.

Sally: So do I. I’ll have the same thing.

Chloe: Uh, so tell me, what’s going on?

Sally: Well, I’m actually headed from here to meet with my very first client, daniel romalotti, I will have you know.

Chloe: Wow, that’s amazing. Congratulations. And now, I don’t have to worry about kevin going over there to cardboard boxes and two recliners. I got this.

Sally: Oh, thank you. Daniel would never. I mean, I know you know him better than I do, but the man is an artist. He is a thinker. He’s gonna want something interesting, but personal, dynamic visuals, but with lots of comfort.

Chloe: Oh, that’s a really good pitch.

Sally: Right?

Chloe: You know, I am just so happy that things are finally turning around for you.

Sally: Yeah, it feels really great. I really was starting to wonder if I was ever gonna wake up and be excited for my life again and have something to look forward to, and now here I am. I really can’t believe it.

Chloe: Well, I get the impression that this mood is about more than just work. I’m gonna guess that things are back on track with you and nick.

[ Sally chuckling ]

Victor: The time has come to tell you all the truth. I have to admit… that my mental state has been somewhat precarious as of late. I hate to say it, but I’ve lived in denial for a while. So, the time has come when I need to do something about it.

Lily: Well, I mean, it’s a little late to ask me now, right? You already bought the place.

Daniel: True. I just–

Lily: What?

Daniel: I guess that I want you to be as excited as I am about this.

Lily: Yeah. Well, I mean, if I’m being honest… I am thrilled. I’m really, really happy that we’re gonna be close to each other.

Daniel: Great. So, it’s all good.

Lily: It’s great. It is. Never ask me again.

Daniel: Okay.

Lily: Wait, aren’t you meeting sally? Right?

Daniel: Well, you know, I do have a little bit of time. When was devon supposed to be coming over here?

Lily: Oh. I have a little bit of time too.

Daniel: Oh, yeah?

Abby: Okay.

Devon: Oh, thank you.

Abby: This change thing, you’re not talking about our living arrangements, are you? Are you wanting to move back into your old building?

Devon: No, no, not at all. I love the mansion. It feels home. Dominic loves it too.

Abby: He does love it, yes. So, what are you talking about?

Devon: I’m mostly talking about the company. Mamie’s investment into it.

Abby: But you love mamie?

Devon: I do love mamie, yeah. I just don’t know how this is gonna change things. I know she’s really adamant about bringing nate back into the fold.

Abby: I see, yes. That does complicate things, but it could be a positive thing, right? I mean, you had talked about wanting to work things out with your cousin eventually.

Devon: The key word right there is “eventually.” ‘Cause I think– I think a lot more time needs to go by before we ever consider bringing nate back and, you know, mamie is just trying to force family unity through business transactions and force us to do things we’re not ready to do yet just for the sake of the company.

Abby: Can I say something?

Devon: Please.

Abby: As a newman and an abbott, I mean, I know a thing or two about this. My family communicates in business memos and hostile takeovers. I know that you are strong enough to not be manipulated by anyone and if mamie wants to use her leverage in the company to reunite you with your cousin, I mean, it’s really not anything to be afraid of.

Devon: Yeah, that’s true.

Abby: Just trust your instincts and you’ll be fine.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe that’s not the only thing about mamie’s involvement that concerns me.

Abby: Okay, what else is there?

Devon: Well, I half think that tucker is behind her investment in chancellor-winters, just to get closer to me.

Abby: Oh.

Devon: It’s a different tune when tucker might be involved, isn’t it?

Abby: Yeah, it’s not just a different tune, it’s not music at all. It’s like nails on a chalkboard. I mean, gosh, can this guy just get out of our lives?

Devon: And yet, this is what I’m dealing with.

Abby: Well, I have faith that you’re gonna do the right thing, so just meet with lily and figure out what the two of you want. Look, I know that you are strong and you are not going to be manipulated or bullied by anyone, so don’t let mamie push you around and don’t let tucker bully you into anything.

Devon: This is why I came to see you because you make everything sound so simple. But I love you for it.

Abby: I love you.

Devon: I really do. Thank you.

Abby: It’s all gonna be fine.

Devon: Thank you. I appreciate the soda.

Abby: Yes.

Devon: See you at home, okay?

Abby: Okay. Good luck!

Devon: Thank you.

Victor: I’m sorry, my darling.

Nikki: That announcement was not at all what I was hoping you would say.

Adam: Dad, I– I really admire that you’re facing what we all have noticed.

Victor: Is that why you tried to trick me into seeing a doctor? To be evaluated without my consent?

Adam: No. Okay, I wasn’t happy about it, you can trust me on that, but you just said that you were in denial. Would you have co-operated if I was upfront with you?

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: I guess… I’ve been faking this whole damn thing, you know? Because I was afraid of what was happening to me. I apologize.

Nick: No apologies, dad. I was wondering if that’s what was happening. Obviously, I hoped it wasn’t, but the thought did occur to me.

Victoria: Yes, daddy. And when nicholas told me, I was wondering the same thing. What needs to be done? How do we handle this?

[ Victor sighing ]

Sally: Professionally, things are fine with nick. Personally… not so much.

Chloe: What is that supposed to mean?

Sally: Nick made it very clear that I need to figure out who I am and what I want.

Chloe: Okay, well that’s an easy one.

Sally: It is?

Chloe: What, yes! Come on! You’re sally spectra, designer extraordinaire. And what do you want? I mean, that is easy too. You want a successful, gratifying future with nick as your partner in every way. Am I wrong?

Sally: I love how you’re able to just cut through all the emotional clutter and get straight to the bottom line. And the bottom line is that the swift kick in my ass that nick gave me really woke me up. I am tired of wrapping myself in this shroud of confusion and despair and pretending like it’s comforting me, when really, it’s just more like a straitjacket.

Chloe: Will you please go easy on yourself? I mean, you’ve been through so much.

Sally: Yes, but that does not give me permission to settle for slinking around day after day, night after night, moping and– and crying into my pillow. I mean, it’s embarrassing and it’s nauseating and pathetic and I’m not even enjoying my own company anymore, so how can I expect anyone else to?

Chloe: Well, you don’t hear me complaining about it.

Sally: Yes, but that’s because you’re such an incredible friend. My only friend, actually, now that I mention it, but that’s okay ’cause you’re so wonderful, you count for about a dozen of them.

Chloe: Well, I do have a very big personality. This is true.

Sally: Well, it is up to me to repay you for it.

Chloe: Friendships are not transactional. Wait, unless you wanna buy me a yacht.

Sally: Okay, noted. But I– I– I need to do this for both of us. It is time for me to get my act together. You know, I’m– I’m– I’m– I’m done with this sadness and this poor me attitude that I have fallen into, you know? I’m– I’m– I am going to embrace this new career, I’m gonna live my life and I am finally going to get my spark back. That is a promise.

Chloe: Go, you.

Sally: Because you’re right. I am sally spectra and I am finally going to start living the name again.

Chloe: Can I get an amen?

[ Sally giggling ]

Chloe: It is a great new plan, as long as it doesn’t include adam. I am just– I’m so thrilled to hear this and I really needed to hear it. I have had a crappy few days and I just needed to be reminded that I don’t have to be living like this.

Sally: Wait, what happened? What’s wrong?

Chloe: Oh, you know what? I– I should have seen it coming because when I first–

Sally: Hello. Chloe, I would love for you to meet my very first client of my brand new business, daniel romalotti.

Chloe: Hi. You know, you look oddly familiar.

Daniel: You know, I was just about to say the same thing.

[ Daniel and chloe laughing ]

Chloe: Good to see you!

Daniel: How you doing?

Chloe: Oh, you look great.

Daniel: Thank you. You too. May I sit down?

Chloe: Yeah. Of course.

Sally: Thank you so much I cannot wait to get over there and walk you through them.

Daniel: Yeah, well, that makes two of us.

[ Phone ringing ] Oh, hang on a second. This will just take a minute. Sorry, excuse me. Hello, matt? Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Did you get the email?

Sally: I’ve got an idea. Come with me to daniel’S. Let me exploit your wisdom and your impeccable taste.

Chloe: Uh, yeah. I think I could actually make that work. I’ve got a couple of hours ’til my next meeting, although I’d rather have a root canal.

Sally: That bad, huh? I’m– I’m so sorry. You were just about to tell me.

Chloe: No, no, no. You know what? Uh, let’s not get into all that. I’m not gonna rain on your parade. You have to focus on your first new client, so to answer your question, yes, I would love to tag along.

Lucy: I really hope dad found us somewhere to live.

Heather: Why? What do you have against the athletic club? Everybody loves this place.

Lucy: I do too. I just– I don’t know. Living here feels so temporary. Once we have our own place, it’ll feel more real. Like we’re actually living here.

Heather: I feel exactly the same way. As soon as we get settled in, I will reach out to your father.

Lucy: Okay. Just don’t tell him we’re here yet. I wanna make sure it’s a surprise.

Heather: You really are happy that we made this decision, aren’t you?

Lucy: I am. I’m really happy and relieved too. Don’t get me wrong, portugal was fun and interesting, and I’m really happy we got to spend some time there. It’s just… I missed america. I missed home.

Heather: I know, honey. Me too.

Lucy: I missed dad too. I mean, even before we left the country, but he’s dad again and um, I’m really happy I get to be near him.

Lily: Okay, so, what do you think? Are we good?

Devon: I think we are.

Lily: Yeah?

Devon: I say let’s send it.

Lily: Send it? Okay. Done.

Devon: Done. Good.

Lily: Easy.

Devon: What is next?

Lily: Uh, next…

[ Lily sighing ] I think we should talk about aunt mamie.

Devon: Okay.

Lily: Yeah, I don’t know. I’ve just been thinking a lot about what she’s done and what she hopes to do.

Devon: Yeah, so have I.

Lily: I don’t know. I just feel like her dreams for the company hinge on nate coming back to work with us. But I don’t know. I mean, is that even a possibility?

Victor: Now… obviously, the top priority in all of this is that we protect the integrity of newman enterprises.

Victoria: Dad, the top priority is protecting your health at all costs.

Nick: Vic’s right. You come first.

Nate: We need a diagnosis and a treatment plan, assuming it’s a treatable condition, which, of course, we’re all hoping it is.

Victor: That’s why you think I should take a leave of absence.

Nate: Yes, I am. And since you and I have already discussed this, there’s no reason for us not to be open about it now. Well, I’ve been making calls to a select few of my former colleagues and I found a world class private clinic where victor can be tested and diagnosed.

Victoria: And I assume by private, you mean ndas from top to bottom?

Nate: Yes.

Victoria: Complete discretion.

Nate: Mm-hmm. We simply create a cover story to explain victor’s absence for however long that is. In fact, since you and i discussed this, I drafted a press release.

Victor: Hm.

Nate: I’ll send you each a copy for your approval before I submit it to the pr department.

Victor: All right. Adam, do you concur with this plan of action?

Adam: No, I don’T. Not at all.

Heather: You’re right, honey. It really is good to be home. You know, this, uh, it feels right.

Lucy: Almost.

Heather: Almost? Ah, yes. Time to call your dad. Okay. Daniel, hi. It’s heather. Uh, lucy and I were just wondering if you found a place for us to stay when we get to genoa city? Give me a call back when you can, thanks.

Adam: A few decades ago, some manufactured cover story about victor newman taking some no big deal routine leave of absence might have worked, but today? Are you kidding me? The press, newman’s rival companies, they’re gonna take dad’s leave of absence and see it for exactly what it is: A red flag that something is wrong.

Victoria: I am sure there are ways to handle this without that happening, adam.

Adam: Okay, then why don’t you tell me what they are and convince me they are ironclad. It’s not possible. Rumors and suppositions have become blood sport and technology the way it is, you don’t think some young, hot shot reporter is gonna find out about dad? Find out where he is and exploit the hell out of it?

Nick: Okay, adam. You made your point. Do you have an alternative idea?

Adam: As a matter of fact, I do.

Victoria: Please, tell us. We’re all dying to hear it.

Adam: We bring the diagnosis and the treatment to dad. We keep it all in house, private, as it should be. We get him whatever he needs and as a family, we help maintain the appearance of normalcy.

Nate: I’m sorry. I think that’s a mistake. What victor needs is a controlled, specialized environment.

Adam: This is victor newman that we’re talking about, nate. We can transform the ranch and/or newman tower into the most controlled specialized environment in the world and we can hire the best specialists money can buy.

Nate: I am telling you, this is not the best course of action. Your health and well-being are on the line here. It would be a huge mistake to compromise on something this important.

Victoria: Mom, what do you think?

Devon: Yeah, I have been asking myself that same question about reconciling with nate ever since mamie made it clear that’s what she wants.

Lily: And what’s your answer?

Devon: I mean, my answer is maybe.

Lily: Okay. Well, that’s better than definitely not.

Devon: Just… nate burnt a lot of bridges that need to be rebuilt with us.

Lily: Yeah, I know. I absolutely agree.

Devon: And as much as I can appreciate what mamie’s trying to do for the family, I still don’t think she’s being completely honest about her plans for the company and if they involve jill or not.

Lily: Well, I mean, it’s definitely complicated given their history.

Devon: Yeah. What about you? Like could you– would you ever be able to see nate working for chancellor-winters again? Because it sure as hell wouldn’t be as a coo.

Lily: No, no. Definitely not coo. I don’t know. I feel like mamie’s kind of hoping that we’ll lean more on our family loyalty than our actual personal connection to jill.

Devon: Yeah, and that’s all fine, but jill owns half the company and we work with her, so mamie has to know there’s no getting around that.

Lily: Okay, let me ask you a hypothetical question, and I’m not saying it’s gonna happen. I’m just, you know, for argument’s sake.

Devon: Okay.

Lily: What if mamie’s ultimate plan is to push jill out and have our family be the sole owners of chancellor-winters? Like, what would you think about that?

Daniel: Well, here we are.

Sally: Oh, congratulations.

Daniel: Yeah.

Sally: This is great. Loads of potential.

Daniel: Thanks. I’m pretty excited about it. I can’t wait to hear all your plans.

Chloe: I just love this folding table. I think this is the perfect place for it.

Sally: Clearly, you don’t need me. So, I would love to hear what you are thinking. Nothing specific. Just a general sense of the perfect living space that you are aiming for.

Daniel: Okay. Um, well, I know that I want comfortable and relaxed. Um… I want a home. You know, I don’t want some flashy, opulent showpiece here. But, I would like it to carry some weight. You know, I want it to feel like a place that somebody lives in that appreciates both art and tech.

Sally: That is exactly what I was hoping you would say. We’re on the same page, my friend. This is gonna be perfect.

Daniel: Great. Hey, lily told me that you’d get me.

Sally: Smart woman. All right, so let’s get started.

Chloe: Uh, I know I’m just along for the ride here, but I have some good ideas about the dining area.

Sally: Well, I am actually trying to impress my new client, so if your ideas are better than mine, I’m stealing them.

Chloe: Oh.

Sally: And by stealing them, I mean, you know, taking them under advisement.

Daniel: Of course. Um, should we start with the bedroom?

Sally: Yes.

[ Knocking on door ]

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Daniel: Oh, it’s so good to see you. Welcome back.

Lucy: Thanks, dad. I would’ve called, but surprises are better, so surprise!

Daniel: Surprises are better. You got me. Come on in. Hey.

Heather: Hi.

Daniel: Hey.

Heather: Hi. Good to see you.

Daniel: Good to see you too. Uh, sally, this is heather and this is my daughter, lucy.

Sally: Hi, nice to meet you.

Heather: Nice to meet you.

Daniel: Sally here was just about to give me her vision for how I should be decorating this place.

Heather: Hm. Well, thank god he’s not going to do it himself this time.

[ Daniel laughing ]

Daniel: That’s a joke. She’s kidding. Yeah, no, it wasn’t that bad.

Heather: It was bad. It was really bad.

Daniel: How did you know where to find me?

Heather: We called your office and your assistant said you were taking a personal day to start decorating your new place.

Lucy: Right. You also sent me photos and your address when you were pretending to need my final approval.

Daniel: I wasn’t pretending. No. Yes, okay, maybe a little, but I’d already bought the place, but I knew it was because, you know, you were gonna love it.

Lucy: Well, you were wrong. I hate it.

Daniel: Oh. Oh. Well, I guess you don’t need your very own room then.

Lucy: I love it so much.

Daniel: Yeah, I thought you would. Um, well let’s get started. Let’s see these plans. What’s going on?

Sally: Okay. Uh, so first and foremost, I’m thinking a clean design edge, but with texture for variety.

Chloe: Yeah, because I feel like you’re a texture kind of guy.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Yes. It’s as if you’ve known me my whole life.

Heather: Pretty cool, huh?

Lucy: Yeah.

Devon: I’m not a huge fan of hypotheticals, just ’cause you end up going down a bunch of rabbit holes and you don’t get anywhere, but in the real world, I can’t see mamie having the power or the money to take down jill.

Lily: Well, not without a partner, which brings us back to tucker.

Devon: Right. And I can’t confirm that they are working together and I can’t confirm that they’re not. Tucker isn’t giving anything away.

Lily: He definitely excels at that.

Devon: I have to imagine though that he’s probably focused on ashley being back in town and what he’s gonna do about that and the abbotts.

Lily: Yeah, I mean, look, I feel bad for the abbotts, but I’m relieved for us. I mean, do you know what his plan is?

Devon: No, no, I don’t know what his plan is and I honestly– I’m tired of worrying all the time about what he’s gonna do or what he’s not gonna do, unless it’s to my family or to people I care about.

Lily: Which brings us back to nate.

Nikki: What I think is that you’re all getting ahead of yourselves. Shouldn’t we get an initial diagnosis and know exactly what we’re dealing with before we make an ironclad decision?

Victoria: Look, I’m sorry, but I’ve been thinking things through and I have to agree with adam on this.

Adam: That is something I never expected to hear.

Victoria: It’s simple, okay? The more control that we maintain as a family, the more that we can protect dad and newman enterprises from the vultures and the press who are– they’re gonna attack the minute that they sense something’s wrong. So, it’s better that he stay put. It’s too risky to send him someplace else.

Devon: I think this is a moot point anyway because nate already made it clear he’s not interested in leaving newman. He’s got a good thing going on over there. He’s happy. He has victoria. He claims they treat him better than his family ever did, so let’s just let him stay.

Lily: Yeah, no, sure. Let him stay, but I mean, putting work aside, I think it would mean a lot to mamie if we could at least make an effort to reconcile things, right? What do you think?

Devon: I think that– I don’t know. It sounds like it means as much to you as it does to mamie that we do this.

Lily: Well, I don’t know. I guess having her back in town and talking about bringing the family together again, it struck a chord with me.

Devon: What do you mean?

Lily: Well, because dad is gone, mom’s gone, you know? Harmony’s not here. We don’t know if you and tucker will ever have a relationship. Mattie and charlie are off living their adult lives, but nate’s family too and he’s made an effort to put the past in the past.

Devon: Yeah. I can’t argue with you about that. I’ll, uh, I can give it a try. I’ll do it for mamie and I’ll do it for you.

Lily: Thank you. I appreciate that.

Devon: No problem. I, uh, I’m probably gonna get going.

Lily: Okay, we’ll chat later.

Devon: Yes. Of course, we will.

Lily: All right.

Devon: I love you.

Lily: I love you. Bye.

Devon: Yeah.

[ Devon sighing ]

Nate: Listen. I understand wanting to control the publicity, but we also have to think about the best treatment. Doctors can monitor and control things much more definitively if he’s checked into a specialized clinic. Isn’t that the most important consideration?

Nick: In other words, you’re proposing that we send my dad away.

Nate: For the time being. Voluntary admission into a state-of-the-art facility where victor would stay for as short or as long a time as necessary, which will be determined by a team of some of the best mental health specialists in the world.

Victor: So, that would keep me sequestered from my family, my company for an indeterminate amount of time, right?

Nate: Victor, they’re gonna wanna get a handle on your condition without distractions or outside influences, and the entire time, you’d be getting expert care for a reality you finally accepted you need to face.

Victor: So, what would happen to newman enterprises while I’m gone?

Sally: Well, I will give you a call in a couple of days when I have some more detailed sketches and a preliminary budget for you, but I think we’re off to a good start.

Daniel: Yeah, me too. And thank you for humoring my tech fixation.

Sally: Well, yeah, state of the art is always cool.

Daniel: Always cool. You know, I feel validated. That’s how I’m feeling right now. And you, thank you for being her wing person.

Chloe: Oh, you’re so welcome, but I had– I had a good time. That was so much fun and I’m just happy to know that kevin won’t be hanging out, sitting on the floor, drinking coffee out of mugs.

Sally: Well, that was my other idea, so yeah, we could still do that. All right. We’re gonna get out of here, but thank you, daniel. It was really great to meet you both.

Lucy: You too.

Heather: Likewise.

Daniel: I’ll show you guys out. I’ll get the door for you. There you go.

Chloe: Thank you.

Daniel: Yeah.

[ Daniel sighing ] I, uh, I– I can’t believe that you guys are actually here. I had this weird feeling that maybe you were gonna get back to lisbon and just decide that you didn’t want to come back to genoa city.

Lucy: I would never let her do that.

Daniel: I may have found a place for you to live.

Heather: Oh, great. Where is it?

Daniel: It is less than a mile from here. It’s a very nice apartment that’s gonna be coming up for rent and I think it’s gonna be available in about a month and a half.

Heather: She’s, um, she’s not looking forward to living at the athletic club. Apparently, not even if it’s only for a month and a half.

Lucy: No, it’s okay. I’ll be fine.

Daniel: Hey, whoa, whoa. What are you talking about? Once we start moving furniture in here, you can be here as much as you want.

Lucy: Really?

Daniel: Absolutely.

Lucy: Even like, all the time? No offense, mom.

Heather: None taken, luce.

Daniel: Every night for as long as you want.

Lily: Hello.

Daniel: Hey.

Lily: Uh, I guess I missed sally and chloe?

Daniel: They just left, uh, but it went great and I’ll tell you all about it over dinner.

Lucy: Yeah, they were fantastic. They even let me pick the color for my own room.

Lily: Great. Well, I mean, I missed the walk through, but at least heather and lucy got the full tour. Uh, I didn’t know that you guys were back in town.

Sally: Thank you.

Chloe: Thanks.

Sally: Uh, could that have been more fun?

Chloe: If we would have pitched him floor cushions and lava lamps, I just would’ve loved to see daniel’s face.

Sally: I forgot how in sync we are and how we just bounce ideas off each other. I really missed it.

Chloe: I’ve missed it too.

Sally: Selfishly, I’m– I’m sad that you’re all settled in at marchetti, but I am happy that you found success there. Things are going well over there, right?

Chloe: Uh…

Sally: Wait. Is that what you meant when you said you’ve had a hell of a few bad days?

Chloe: Uh, no, sally. Things are not good at marchetti. In fact, I think I’ve made a terrible mistake.

[ Sally sighing ]

Devon: Don’t you have people to do that for you, hm?

Abby: It’s relaxing. Do you know that this is the most relaxing job in this whole place.

Devon: Is that right?

Abby: It is, yes. How did it go with lily?

Devon: Uh, it went great. We’re on the same page.

Abby: Of course. What did you expect?

Devon: I expected that. It’s, uh– it’s kind of like folding napkins for you. It’s always pretty soothing to have meetings with lily.

Abby: And what did you decide about mamie and tucker?

Devon: That we are going to listen to one of them and we are going to be very suspicious of the other one, and I’ll let you guess which is which.

[ Abby chuckling ] Oh, and I, uh, I made the move to reach out to nate.

Abby: That’s great! That’s a step in the right direction. What did he say?

Devon: I just left a message, but I’m sure he’ll reach back out when he’s ready.

Adam: Yes, nate, please, enlighten us. While dad’s away at the clinic for god knows how long, separated from his family and his company, what happens here?

Nate: Obviously, the logical interim arrangement would be for victoria to step back in as ceo. She’s got the experience. Victor’s been satisfied with her work overall. It’d be one less thing for him to worry about while he’s away being evaluated and treated.

Victor: Sweetheart, was this your idea?

Victoria: No. No, not at all.

Nate: I assure you, victor. I respected your request. I kept our conversation and your take on the matter strictly between us.

Victor: All right. At least this much, I appreciate of what you have done.

Nate: I’m sorry. This much? I’m not sure I understand.

Victor: Sweetheart, do you think it’s time to drop the charade?

Nikki: Way past time, as far as I’m concerned.

Victor: You’re fired.

[ Victor chuckling ]

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Sharon: Well, should doesn’t really come into play when we’re talking about your emotions. You feel how you feel.

Mariah: I mean, ever since Aria got fitted for her hearing aids, we’ve been waiting on pins and needles for them to come in.

Tessa: And now that they’re here and Aria can have them put in…

Mariah: We’re terrified.

Tessa: I mean, what if they don’t work? What if our precious baby still can’t hear?


Victoria: What I don’t understand is how you could watch me go through so much worry and concern without speaking up about it.

Nikki: I know and I am so sorry. I came so close to telling you.

Victoria: But you didn’t. You didn’t.

Nick: Vic, come on, take it easy on her. Like you said, Dad put her in an impossible position.

Nikki: Your father seems to think someone is scheming against him and they’re going to betray him soon. And this is his idea of how to trick them into revealing themselves.

Victoria: I just don’t understand.

Nikki: Well, personally, I think this is all Adam’s fault. After years of being double-crossed by his own son, Victor now wonders if he can trust anybody he’s close to.

Claire: Excuse me, Nikki. Did you want me to follow up with accounting?

Nikki: I’m– I’m sorry, what about accounting?

Claire: Is everything okay? And if it’s none of my business, please tell me.

Nikki: No, you’re fine. Just, uh, the same. Family issues.

Claire: Is it something with one of your children?

Nikki: No. Um, Victor and I had a disagreement about how to handle something.

Claire: If there’s anything I can do to help…

Nikki: It’ll resolve itself, everything will be fine. I appreciate your concern.


Adam: You’re not gonna tell Dad what I set up and you’re gonna let the doctor do what he’s come to do.

Nick: Oh, yeah. For some random doctor to fake bump into Dad while he judges his mental competence. Absolutely. No problem.

Adam: I know that you will never believe that I could put genuine concern for our father above everything else.

Nick: Never really given me any reason to believe that.

Adam: Really? I’ve never done anything for this family? For your family? Like, donate a kidney to your daughter.

Nick: Yes, Adam. I remember that.

Adam: Yeah, and as far as Victor is concerned, I took a bullet for him. But the world seems to forget about that, too.

Nick: It was a long time ago.

Adam: I’ll tell that to my scar. Okay, you can think what you want, Nick, but I’m concerned about our father. He’s a judgmental, withholding, egomaniac and the thought of him slipping away like this? No, I’m not gonna let that happen without a fight.


[ Knocking on door ]

Victor: I was just about to leave.

Victoria: Uh, I need to speak with you about the new shipping contract that you just agreed to.

Victor: Can this wait ’til tomorrow?

Victoria: No, not really.

Victor: Well, what about this contract?

Victoria: It’s not a– a good deal.

Victor: What do you mean it’s not a good deal?

Victoria: Daddy, I’m sorry. It’s not. It’s not. The numbers are just not there to make it viable, and I can’t believe that any Newman executive would think that it is. Look, maybe you just misread the file or it was some misunderstanding, but this is not normally a deal that you would endorse.

Victor: Wait a minute. Are you saying that I’m slipping or what?

Victoria: No, I just need you to help me understand how you think this is a smart move.

Victor: Are you saying that I’m unfit to run my own company?


Sharon: You girls have been so brave through this whole process. You have been warriors for your daughter. I can understand you feeling nervous and afraid, but don’t forget to let yourself feel the hope and optimism too. I mean, it’s perfectly natural that you would be going through a range of emotions, but let’s just tackle the specifics. What are you really worried about?

Tessa: I mean, uh, what if Aria doesn’t like the hearing aids? It’s not like we can explain it to her.

Sharon: Well, she might not like them. That’s true. But she’ll get used to them, just like with a sippy cup. Remember? It was only bottles for a while and now she does both.

Mariah: Yeah, that’s true. It’s just, she might grow up feeling different, and that’s so hard.

Sharon: It is. But you’re gonna do everything you can to make her feel less different. And you know what I found online?

Tessa: What?

Sharon: Baby dolls with hearing aids.

[ All laughing ]

Tessa: Oh, God. That’s brilliant. Of course.

Mariah: Yeah.

Sharon: See? There are lots of kids and parents in the same situation as you all.

Mariah: Yeah. No. I know. Of course, we know that.

Sharon: Find that community for Aria and for yourself. There are so many, many amazing success stories to be inspired by. You’ll find the encouragement and the support you need there. You can take this journey with others who are in the same situation that you are in. And you know what? You’re gonna do whatever you have to do to make Aria feel more comfortable, whatever the situation.

Mariah: Ah, I guess our biggest fear is… what if it doesn’t work?

Sharon: Okay. Well, I understand that, but your doctor ran the tests. She knows that this condition resolves with the hearing aids. There’s no reason for you to think that Aria will be any different, so this fear is–

Tessa: Completely irrational.

Mariah: One hundred percent.

Tessa: But I still can’t shake it.

Mariah: Yeah. Neither can I. I mean, ever since Aria got definitively diagnosed and Dr. George fitted her for the hearing aids, we have been waiting for this day. We’ve been anticipating and now that it’s here…

Tessa: We just want it to be over.

Mariah: Yeah.

Tessa: I mean, happily over. That the hearing aid’s a success.

Sharon: I understand. You know, your lives changed when Aria came into the world. And you faced a crisis. Because of the great moms that you are, you found a solution. And today is definitely a success, to have even gotten this far. And things are only gonna get better. Think about the joy on Aria’s face when she hears the world around her.

Mariah: Or she hears her moms’ voices.

Sharon: You know how her sounds are really beautiful and special to you? Well, your sounds are gonna be magical to her.

Mariah: Yeah. All right, I guess we should, uh, we should go.

Tessa: Oh, uh, we have time.

Mariah: Yeah, but it wouldn’t hurt to get there a little early.


Nick: So, tell me again how this is gonna work? You have some doctor buddy who’s gonna casually stroll in, you’re gonna invite him over, introduce him to our father and then I guess he’s going to assess Dad without him knowing it? Am I getting that right?

Adam: Nick, he’s– he’s not gonna be taking notes, okay? He can pull this off.

Nick: Oh. Okay then. So he’s a doctor and an award-winning actor. Nice. You don’t think Dad’s gonna wonder why you invited this complete stranger over to join us? I mean, how do you even know this guy? It sounds pretty unethical to me.

Adam: This is the last resort. You know our father would never agree to have a test on his own.

Nick: Actually, he told Mom and Vic he would consider it.

Adam: Yeah, probably to get them to shut up. And, you know, at the last minute, he would just say he doesn’t need to do it, there’s no problem. Or he would just pay somebody to say that there is no problem.

Nick: That does sound like something our father would do.

Adam: Yeah.

Nick: In a normal situation. This is not a normal situation.

Adam: Exactly. And the longer that he stalls, the worse that this is gonna get, okay? I’m just– I’m begging you to go along with this. Do not tank this. You can hang me out to dry after this is all over. I don’t care. But just give me a chance to find out if he needs us more than he would ever admit.


Victoria: Dad, I am not questioning your decision-making ability.

Victor: Oh, really?

Victoria: Really. I’m just– I’m looking for a little clarification. I mean, there must be something in that agreement that I missed.

Victor: If I need to explain to you what is a good business deal, then I’m mistaken about you. I’m gonna meet Adam at the club. Talk to him about the Kirsten/ McCall/Newman media merger, all right?

Victoria: Daddy, that– that merger…

Nate: Victor, I’d be happy to drive you to your meeting with Adam.

Victor: Why would you do that?

Nate: It’d be no bother. I can pull my car up around the front.

Victor: Why the hell would you do that? First, you are questioning my business acumen and now you’re offering to drive me to a meeting with my son.

Victoria: Daddy, Nate’s just trying to help.

Victoria: Ridiculous. I have my own driver. He’s a hell of a good driver.


Sharon: All right. Prepare for joy.

Tessa: Yes.

Mariah: Prepare for joy.

Sharon: Mm-hmm.

Tessa: Well, when you see this little one again, she will be able to hear your silly little baby talk that you do when you think no one is listening.

Sharon: Okay, I can’t wait. Call me with an update the minute you leave Dr. George’s office.

Mariah: I will video chat you as soon as we are able. The second, we’re done.

Sharon: Promise?

Mariah: I promise. All right, let’s go.


Claire: Nikki, I’m so sorry if it sounded like I was prying. I would never do anything to–

Nikki: You did nothing wrong, Claire.

Claire: I’ll be at my desk if you need anything. I’m always available to listen.

Nikki: Thank you.


Nick: You really do love pissing Dad off, don’t you? Because that’s absolutely gonna happen.

Adam: Look, you stay or go, Nick, okay? But I’m not gonna talk to you about this anymore, all right?

Nick: Oh no, I’m sticking around, Adam. Because I don’t trust how you’re gonna handle it.

Adam: Oh, here he is. So, be cool.

Nick: Yeah, I’ll be cool.


Nick: I brought Vic up to speed about your mental fitness. The truth about your health.

Victor: Well?

Victoria: Daddy, Nick told me that you’ve been fooling us this whole time. I can’t believe you. I can’t believe that you would let me think that there’s something seriously wrong with you. I mean, did you feel that my loyalty needed to be tested that badly? Do you actually think that I would exploit your health just for a job title?

Victor: Are you trying to trick me?

Victoria: Oh, god. Come on. You know that’s not true.

Victor: I know what you’re doing. I know exactly what you’re doing. You’re trying to convince me that I’m losing my own mind.

Nick: I don’t know what to make of Dad’s behavior. I wasn’t expecting that.

Victoria: I feel like there are only two explanations for what just happened.

Nick: All right. Care to share?

Victoria: Dad’s explanation to you the other night about his odd behavior. It’s just a cover-up to hopefully keep us from pursuing this further.

Nick: Meaning there is something wrong with him mentally and he doesn’t want it to get out.

Victoria: That’s one option.

Nick: What’s the other?

Victoria: Dad’s acting like he didn’t tell you that he was faking his illness because he still doesn’t trust me.

Nick: What would be the point of that?

Victoria: His end game has changed. He’s come up with another trap. But this one’s for me.

Victor: Well now, I’ll be damned. My two sons sitting together talking about building a powerful new media empire.

Adam: Dad… I think you’re forgetting–

Nick: Dad, this has to stop, Dad. All right. It has to stop right now.


Victoria: What in the world was all that about? I mean, my father is on his way to a meeting with Adam of all people convinced that a merger that he killed a long time ago, is still happening. Why didn’t you let me say something to him?

Nate: Because correcting him wouldn’t do any good and it might just agitate him instead. You don’t want that right now.

Victoria: So, what are we supposed to do? Just pretend like everything’s perfectly fine?

Nate: To a degree.

Victoria: We should have at least stopped him from going. I mean, god knows how Adam is gonna try to manipulate Dad if this confusion or memory loss or whatever it is continues. He’s gonna use it to his own advantage. I know that. He might even try to expose Dad to the entire world, which will just cause his company and my father to be even more vulnerable than ever.

Nate: Victoria, I have to tell you something.

Victoria: Well, whatever it is, it’s gonna have to wait. I need to get to the club. I wanna be there when Dad talks to Adam.

Nate: Just, I’m asking you to slow down and just listen to me first. I wouldn’t ask if it weren’t important. Please come sit.

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: All right. What is it?

Nate: I promised Victor I wouldn’t tell anyone. But then I realized this shouldn’t be a secret from you.

Victoria: Well, Nate, whatever’s going on right now, you’re making me nervous.

Nate: Your father confided in me that, um, he’s concerned that something is terribly wrong with him.

Victoria: He admitted that he needs help? Oh, Daddy.

Nate: And he asked for my help. Discreetly, of course, to find out what’s going on. And once we have a diagnosis, figure out the best way to treat whatever it is.

Victoria: And?

Nate: And I agreed. The man needs help. I will do whatever I can. That he needed help.

Nate: At his insistence.

Victoria: You really considered not telling me this? That my father admitted to you that he needed help.

Nate: At his insistence. Of course, I wanted to tell you.

Victoria: Yeah, but you didn’t.

Nate: Victoria, he and I only just discussed this. This wasn’t some long-term secret. Victor asked me not to tell anyone, okay? My initial concern was that breaking that promise might make him back away entirely out of the idea of treatment. But you know what your father is going through and like I told you before, I don’t want secrets between us.

Victoria: So, he admitted that he needed help?

Nate: Yes. And he seemed scared.

Victoria: What did you tell him?

Nate: That the only way to get everything he wants, a proper diagnosis, privacy, is to go away to a clinic.

Victoria: Do you mean to put him away?

Nate: Don’t look at it that way. Your father can’t see some specialist here in genoa city. Even if they came here or to the ranch, it’s too risky that it could slip out, okay? Any hint of gossip about your father not being all there.

Victoria: No, the fallout for that would be horrible for him.

Nate: And for the company.

Victoria: So, do you know of a place like– like this where he could go and they would keep it private? There would be no leaks?

Nate: I do. I do. Great reputation, top specialist. I met a few of them through the years.

Victoria: And how long do you think it would take for a diagnosis?

Nate: A thorough one? I’m not sure. Um, a week, maybe a little longer. But it will all depend on how cooperative your father is.

Victoria: And, uh, when you talked to my father about going someplace like this, he was on board?

Nate: I wouldn’t say he’s 100% on board. Not yet. And I didn’t push. I made it clear to him that this has to be his call.

Victoria: Are you absolutely sure this is the right course of action?

Nate: Yes, I am sure. And while he’s away, we can say he’s on an extended business trip or a well-deserved vacation. And you can step in as interim CEO, make sure the company runs smoothly in Victor’s absence.

Victoria: And you ran that part of the plan by my father?

Nate: I did.

Victoria: I can’t imagine that he took that too well?

Nate: He said he’d think about it.

Victoria: Yeah, I’m sure he will. That’s where you left it?

Nate: Well, he said he needed to meet with Adam before he made a decision.

Victoria: Adam? Who can’t even be trusted under normal circumstances, let alone when my father’s facing a crisis.

[ Victoria sighing ]


Nick: Dad, this has to stop, okay? No more tiptoeing around it. You need help.

Victor: What are you talking about?

Nick: Your memory is failing. Your grasp on reality is not good. Your ability to make those brilliant business decisions that you’ve always been known for. It’s just– there’s something clearly wrong and it’s getting worse. Adam asked you to meet him here so he could stage an accidental meeting with a specialist who could observe you and make a diagnosis.

Victor: Is that true? Is that true?


[ Indistinct baby chatter ]

Mariah: Oh, it has been agony waiting for those.

Dr. George: It’s only been a few weeks since Aria was diagnosed with sensory neural hearing loss and fitted for hearing aids, but I’m sure it felt a lot longer to you.

Tessa: Oh, boy does it.

Mariah: Yeah.

Tessa: Yeah.

Mariah: And when we found out that she for sure had inner ear damage and she couldn’t hear.

Tessa: We just wanted to fix things right away for our little girl.

Dr. George: Yeah, of course you did.

Mariah: But now the hearing aids are here and we’re all here, so.

Dr. George: Yes. So, let’s help Aria start hearing the world around her, shall we?


Dr. George: I have every reason to believe these are the right hearing aids for Aria, but we won’t know for certain until we put them in. I’ll need to ensure they fit snugly inside the ear, do some tests to make sure she can hear speech through them, make any adjustments to meet her individual needs.

Mariah: Great. And– and then?

Dr. George: Then, I will teach both of you how to put the hearing aids in and out. And I’ll have some tips for you as well.

Tessa: Uh, tips?

Dr. George: Aria’s not going to like having something new in her ears. She’ll probably try and tear them out at first. Some infants try to play with them, put them in their mouth. So, you’ll have to keep a close eye on her.

Mariah: All right. Uh, so how do we convince Aria that these hearing aids are the greatest thing ever?

Tessa: And not a snack?

Dr. George: We’ll start gradually.

Tessa: What do you mean?

Dr. George: You’ll put them in for short periods of time at first. Then begin increasing the time she has them in, make it fun.

Mariah: Okay. Like a game.

Dr. George: Exactly.

Mariah: And then eventually, she’ll get to the point where she wants to wear them all the time?

Dr. George: Yes. Yes. But try not to get frustrated. Every child is different and it may take you a while to get there.

Tessa: Well, if it helps her, we’ll take however long it takes to get her used to them.

Mariah: Absolutely.

Tessa: Take this. Hi. Ah. You look so good. Yes.


Nate: Well, hello there. Watching where you’re going this time, I see. But you look a little stressed. Has Nikki been piling on the work?

Claire: No, Nikki’s a fantastic boss. She’s so supportive and says thank you often, which is not that common.

Nate: No, but it should be. A good reminder for me to start that with my own team. So if, um, everything’s going so good, why the expression?

Claire: Type-a overachieving, people-pleaser? Is that a type?

Nate: Sounds valid.

Claire: This is obviously a big job. So good for my resume. Not that I’m planning on leaving, but… I want to be the best assistant Nikki’s ever had. So, I try to anticipate her needs. And sometimes after the fact, I’m not sure I did the right thing.

Nate: Oh, I have no doubt you’re doing a great job.

Claire: I’m trying. It’s just hard to know exactly how helpful to be.

Nate: Is there a such thing as too helpful?

Claire: I might have misinterpreted Nikki’s friendliness and pushed a little too hard asking personal questions. I want to be there for her, whatever she needs, but sometimes it’s hard to know what that looks like.

Nate: I’m sure it’s fine. And Nikki will let you know if you cross the line, don’t you think?

Claire: That’s true. Yeah, she’s not the type to hide how she feels.

Nate: Mm-hmm. A Newman family trait.

Claire: Well, thank you for talking me down. You seem to have mastered the art of succeeding at Newman without being a Newman.

Nate: I guess so.

Claire: And not to be too pushy again, but maybe we could get together outside of the office and you could give me some pointers?


Adam: Nick is right. I did speak to a doctor, a specialist, because I was trying to understand what is going on with you.

Victor: What’s going on with me?

Adam: Mm-hmm. Like Nick said, you– you’ve been confused lately, Dad.

Victor: The hell I have.

Adam: It’s true, okay? We’ve all noticed it and because you’re you, you deny it. And you walk it back because you don’t wanna show any weakness. But the shift, it was– it was sudden and I was concerned.

Victor: You tried to trap me.

Adam: No, I didn’t, okay? I want to help you. Dad, I– I knew that if I came to you and I told you what I had observed and I wanted you to meet with a specialist, you would refuse.

Victor: Of course, I would refuse.

Adam: Well, that’s why I wanted an outsider to see if I was wrong. I was hoping that I would be wrong. I just wanted a simple fix to whatever is going on with you.

Victor: I don’t need a specialist. I don’t need anyone to help me. Do you understand? I don’t.

Nick: Dad.

Victor: The fact that you tried to trick me tells me everything I need to know. What are you doing here? You have some things to say about your father as well? Is that it?

Victoria: I knew that you were meeting with Adam to discuss a deal.

Victor: Are you trying to insert yourself? Is that it?

Victoria: No, Daddy? No. I was just trying to observe because I don’t trust Adam’s intentions.

Adam: Did the two of you plan this? To ambush me in front of Dad?

Victor: What are you talking about?

Nick: Shut up, Adam.

Victoria: You, Daddy. Whatever’s going on with you. Can we– can we go to the ranch to talk about this further? Or maybe we should just go back to the office?

Victor: We’re all going to the office, now.


Dr. George: Okay, hearing aids are in. Go ahead.

Mariah: Aria?

Tessa: Aria?

[ Gentle guitar music ]

Tessa: Waiting all of my life for the day we’d be as the sun goes to sleep Mariah: Aria. Tessa: Time for you to dream milky way drift away to stars like an ocean here I’ll stay keep you safe ’cause dreams are for hoping so please, go to sleep please, go to sleep please, go to sleep


Nate: The Newmans are private. They protect their own. The Newman way can take some getting used to, that’s for sure. But it’s never personal. The ugly truth is they’ve dealt with a lot of threats throughout the years. To the family and to the company. So they have every reason to be cautious.

Claire: Oh, sure. I understand, of course, but I just want to be someone Nikki can trust as much as possible.

Nate: Well, that’s obvious. And I’m sure you didn’t cross any lines with her. But if your instincts are telling you to back off, if you sense the need to rein your natural curiosity in, listen. But, um, beyond that, I don’t think I’m the right person to give you more advice.

Claire: Why not?

Nate: Look, I’m a little, uh, pressed for time, but maybe we can grab some coffee sometime soon. And I’ll dispense some wisdom on how to navigate those Newman corporate waters.

Claire: I’d like that very much.


Sharon: Right. There you go, Claire. This wouldn’t happen to be for Nikki Newman, would it?

Claire: How do you know?

Sharon: Oh, I’ve made, gosh, I don’t know how many of those for Nikki over the years?

Claire: You know Nikki well?

Sharon: You could say that.

Claire: Oh, she was your mother-in-law, your family.

Sharon: That’s right. Um, in a way.

[ Phone ringing ]

Sharon: Duty calls?

Claire: Something like that. Nice to see you. Aunt Jordan. Yes, I understand. I just thought I’d have more time. I’m making progress. Of course, I will. Consider it done. I love you too.


Tessa: Hi.

Sharon: Oh, well, this is not a video chat.

Mariah: No, it’s not, but we thought in person was so much better.

Sharon: Face to face with my favorite girl.

Tessa: Hey, sweetie. Hi. Look.

Sharon: Is she wearing her hearing aids?

Mariah: Yeah. Say hello to your granddaughter.

Sharon: Aria. Did you have fun at the doctor’s office? Oh, I think she heard me.

Tessa: I’d say she did.

Sharon: Oh, my god. It’s wonderful.

Mariah: We are very much feeling the joy.

Sharon: Well, I honestly had no doubts at all. But I was ready, just in case. Grandmother.

[ Tessa laughing ]

Tessa: Say [Indistinct]


Victoria: Quite frankly, Daddy, I don’t know what to think. I’ve just– I’ve been worried about you for quite a while now and… oh, gosh. Even though my brothers didn’t see it at first and they assumed that I was only seeing what I wanted to see, which– which was a hideous assumption. I mean, there has been none of this that has been fun for me.

Nick: Don’t be afraid. All right? We’re here for you. All of us. We will get you the help you need. Your health is the most important thing.

Nate: Victor, I got your text and, uh– what’s, uh, what’s going on?

Nikki: That’s what I’d like to know. Victor?

Victor: All right. The time has come to tell you all the truth.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, November 6, 2023

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Recap written by Suzanne

Mariah, Tessa and little Aria are with Sharon at the coffee house. The women tell Sharon that they’re worried about whether the new hearing aids that Aria’s getting will help her; they don’t want their daughter to bear the pain of being “different”. Sharon gives them good advice. They take Aria to see Dr. George. She prepares them for what might happen and how to deal with it. She puts the hearing aids in Aria’s ears and her moms try to talk to her. Nothing happens, so Tessa starts singing to her, and she seems to react. They’re overjoyed. Later, they go back to give Sharon the good news, and Sharon talks to Aria as well. They’re all very happy that it worked out.

Nikki has flashbacks to arguing with her kids and husband about how Victor may or may not be faking his dementia. Claire comes in to ask her something, but she doesn’t hear at first. Claire asks her if everything is OK. Nikki hints that it’s trouble with her family. Claire wonders if she may have overstepped. She runs into Nate and shares her fears. He’s sure that she didn’t go too far and offers her some advice. She flirts with him and asks him if he might want to go to coffee sometime to talk to her about how to do well at Newman, and he says that maybe they can do that.

Victoria brings some paperwork in to Victor, saying that this is a bad deal, and she can’t believe anyone at Newman approved it. He gets defensive. She tries to tell him that she just wants clarification, but he accuses her of wanting his job. He goes to leave to meet with Adam, talking about the merger (that didn’t happen). Nate rushes in and suggests that he get Victor a car to drive him, but Victor snaps at him that he has his own driver and leaves.

Nate informs Victoria that he didn’t think confronting Victor about his mistake was a good idea. He tells her that he spoke with Victor already about his mental health and that he might be willing to go away to a clinic for a week or more to be evaluated and treated. She’s not happy that he wasn’t going to tell her, but he explains it was Victor’s requirement. She’s not crazy about the whole idea, but she rushes out to protect Victor from Adam.

Claire gets Nikki some coffee, so Sharon recognizes the order, and they chat for a second. Claire figures out that Sharon is Nikki’s former daughter-in-law. After Claire leaves to get a hurried phone call, Sharon looks after her thoughtfully. Claire gets a phone call from her “Aunt Jordan.” She says that she thought she’d have more time but that she’ll get it done. She tells her, “I love you” before hanging up.

Adam prepares to meet with Victor, hoping that he can meet his expert doctor; Nick is there and not too keen on Adam’s idea of tricking Victor into chatting with a doctor. Victor arrives to meet with them and mentions the new company they’re forming. Nick tells him that something is wrong, and they both talk to him about how he’s been having memory lapses. Nick spills the beans about Adam’s plans to have the doctor talk to Victor without his knowledge, which doesn’t make Victor too happy. Adam explains that he was just worried about him and didn’t think he would talk to someone voluntarily. Victoria arrives, and Victor thinks she’s trying to make him feel incompetent, too. He demands that they all go to Newman to meet. They all go, along with Nikki and Nate. When they’re all there, Victor tells them that it’s time they all knew the truth.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, November 3, 2023

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Sally: Nick.

Nick: Hey.

Sally: Hi. How are you?

Nick: I’m good, how are you?

Sally: Good.

Nick: I, uh, I got the latest progress reports from my financial team. Seems like your new business is going very well.

Sally: Yeah, I’m– I’m excited. The website is up and running, all systems go. I actually have my first real assignment coming up.

Nick: I love hearing that.

Sally: I couldn’t have done it without you. All your support and encouragement. Not to mention the funding.

Nick: Well, sally, I, uh, I always knew you could accomplish whatever you put your mind to.

Sally: Thank you. How’s your father? I’ve been thinking about him.

Nick: Why is that?

Sally: Adam mentioned that victor’s health– just that something’s been off. And I can imagine that would be upsetting.

Nick: So, you and adam were talking about my father’s condition?

Adam: Dad.

Victor: Yes, son. What is it?

Adam: Um, I was wondering if we could grab a drink after work. There are a few things that I wanted to run by you.

Victor: Oh, yeah. Good idea. Looking forward to it. There are a few agenda items I want to discuss with you. You know, let’s figure out a way to streamline kirsten incorporated so it would be most beneficial to newman media.

Adam: Dad, you– you remember that sharon took…

Victor: Remember what?

Adam: Nothing. Um, we– we can touch on all that.

Victor: All right.

Adam: Thanks, dad.

Victor: Yep.

Nate: Everything okay here?

Kyle: Is there an issue I don’t know about? I got a sense earlier you were aiming to confront me.

Billy: We’re gonna talk directly, kyle. Because jack has been playing the go-between for a while now and I don’t think it’s fair.

Kyle: Well, you seem agitated. What exactly are you accusing me of?

Billy: Coming after my job? You made it clear to jack that you won’t return to jabot unless it’s in the co-ceo position.

Kyle: Yeah, that– that’s right. I have. I’m guessing you don’t think I deserve it.

Billy: Whether you deserve it or not is irrelevant.

Kyle: Why is that?

Billy: Because it’s my job. I am the co-ceo of jabot. Jack trusts me and I am loyal to him and to the company that my father built. And I’m doing a damn good job and I’m not going anywhere.

Ashley: Hello again.

Tucker: Hello.

Ashley: Is that seriously all we have to say to each other after everything we’ve been through?

Tucker: What else is there?

Ashley: I don’t know. It seems like there should be much more, right? I mean, uh, don’t we deserve better?

Tucker: Well, there is something you should probably know.

Ashley: Oh?

Tucker: Yeah, I’ve started annulment proceedings. So, you’ll be hearing from my attorney soon.

Ashley: Wow. I don’t know why I’m surprised. I guess I should have expected it. I guess I should thank you for taking care of it.

Tucker: There’s no point in waiting, right?

Ashley: Right, right. Yeah. An annulment, huh?

Tucker: Yeah, I figured it was the best thing. We were married all of five minutes.

Ashley: True. Boy, did we have some fun in those five minutes? Didn’t we not have fun in those five minutes? Anyway, I know I’ve said it before, but I am sorry for my part in how this all didn’t work out for us and, uh, it just seems like such a waste that we have to act like strangers now, tucker.

Tucker: Do you want to be friends now?

Ashley: Oh, I don’t know. We, you know– can’t we be two people that have been through a lot of stuff together and then maybe there can be some kind of commonality? I don’t know.

Tucker: I don’t see that happening.

Ashley: Okay. Well, then maybe we can be two people that can be in the same room with each other without causing each other pain. I mean, we do share a grandchild, remember?

Tucker: I don’t trust you anymore. I don’t trust your motives anymore.

Ashley: And what could I possibly do to change that?

Tucker: It’s ironic, isn’t it?

Ashley: How so?

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Ashley: You know, in spite of your atrocious, truly, truly atrocious behavior in paris, I still can envision a future where the two of us can actually be civil with each other. And maybe down the line, like far down the line, we could actually be friends. I don’t know.

Tucker: Fun. Maybe we could go shopping and get manicures.

Ashley: Do you want me to get on my knees, tucker? Did you want me to get on my knees and beg and plead with you so you could just say no to me?

Tucker: No, it’s probably a waste of time for you to even try.

Ashley: Why? Because you admit that you would just be setting me up or because you don’t think I can convince you that it’s possible?

Tucker: No, I think you can convince me. I believe in your powers of persuasion, but your motives? Not for a second.

Ashley: So, why would I– I waste my time and energy trying to convince you that I think we could have some kind of a friendship?

Tucker: Because what you really want to know is what, if anything, I have planned against you and your family.

Ashley: I’d be a fool not to wonder.

Tucker: Oh, indeed.

Ashley: So, if you hate me so much and you’re so angry, then why don’t you just admit it? Wouldn’t it feel really good just to admit that you’re going after jabot?

Tucker: Has it ever occurred to you maybe there’s nothing I want from you or your family?

Ashley: No, no, nope. Uh-huh. I know you too well. I do. I’ve got this bad feeling that you are out for vengeance.

Tucker: Yeah, maybe. Or maybe I just like watching you squirm just like you and your brother did to me when I first got back to town.

Ashley: Gosh, you worked so hard, didn’t you? To become a better man? This doesn’t sound like the new and improved tucker at all. Are you telling me he’s gone for good?

Tucker: Yeah, I left him in a hotel room in paris. Broken heart.

Ashley: Oh, jeez. Unbelievable. The man that I left in paris was a monster who terrified me with his anger because he didn’t get what he wanted.

Tucker: And– and I’m, you know, I’m not going to justify myself to you anymore. In fact, I’m not sure I care at all what you think anymore.

Ashley: So, just like that, you just– you went from loving me so deeply to hating me so completely. I mean, I can’t help but wonder if you ever really loved me.

Tucker: What difference does it make? You wrecked it.

Ashley: Oh?

Tucker: Yeah, and I’m not about to go back for seconds, I’ll tell you that.

Ashley: I wrecked it. It’s all ashley’s fault, right? So, why don’t you just admit it, now you want payback.

Tucker: Yeah, that’s right. I want payback. Or maybe I’ve let the whole thing go.

Ashley: But you’re not gonna let me know for sure.

Tucker: No, I don’t think I will.

Kyle: Sure, billy. You’re doing a good enough job at jabot, for now. But how long will that last? You always implode.

Billy: And that makes it okay for you to make a play for a job that isn’t yours?

Kyle: It was my job.

Billy: It was, kyle. It’s not anymore. You walked away.

Kyle: To work with my wife.

Billy: Ex-wife.

Kyle: That’s right. And I was forced out of that job.

Billy: It’s not like jack’s not inviting you back to jabot. I mean, he’s offering you the coo position.

Kyle: I don’t want it.

Billy: Let me guess. You think you’re too good for that job?

Kyle: Jabot hasn’t had a coo in years. It’s a token position. I deserve something better.

Billy: Wow. You always been this entitled?

Kyle: Billy, I just want respect, the same thing as you.

Billy: Oh, well, from where I’m standing, kyle, you’re acting like a spoiled brat.

Kyle: Somehow, your opinion doesn’t mean much to me.

Billy: Do you have any idea what this is doing to your father? It’s tearing jack apart and you seem to be having fun with it.

Kyle: No, I’m not trying to hurt anyone, billy. You’re ignoring the other half of the scenario. That when I was forced out of marchetti in favor of summer, my father chose her over his own son.

Billy: It’s her company, kyle. She hired you to work with her. Why wouldn’t she get that in the divorce?

Kyle: Okay, you know what? My mistake. I don’t know why I would expect any understanding and sympathy from you.

Billy: Oh, okay. So, you feel slighted? Is that what this is about? Kyle, you’re spoiled, all right? You’re seeing this whole situation one way and that’s how it benefits you. As long as you’re happy, you don’t care who you hurt. Does that sound about right? Well?

Kyle: You’re right.

Billy: And what am I right about?

Kyle: All of it, actually. I have been being selfish and spoiled. And I’ve been acting entitled to a job that I haven’t earned.

Billy: Really?

Kyle: And you’re not wrong. I don’t want to be breaking my father’s heart. It kills me. It’s the last thing I want to do.

Billy: And you figured all that out just now?

Kyle: Mm-hmm. I did. So, guess what, billy? You win.

Nate: Victor was talking as if we’re still gonna merge kirsten and mccall with newman media? His condition seems to be getting worse.

Adam: Yeah. Well, I’m hoping that we can change that.

Nate: How?

Adam: I actually spoke to a specialist and there’s various treatable scenarios that could be causing his memory loss.

Nate: I didn’t realize you had taken that step.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Nate: Does victoria know you’ve been talking to a doctor?

Adam: Yes, I informed her and nick.

Nate: And what were their thoughts?

Adam: Uh, they dismissed me. They made it clear they don’t want me anywhere near this. They think I have ulterior motives.

Nate: You can’t really be surprised.

Adam: Nope.

Nate: Still, that must have been hard to hear.

Adam: No, I’m used to it. You know, they have a version of me inside their head. But I can’t worry but I can’t worry about that right now. My focus has to be on my father.

Nate: I can talk to victoria if you want.

Adam: I know you guys have something special, but don’t give yourself too much credit on this. There’s nothing you could say to victoria that’s gonna change her mind about me. So, I’m gonna move forward without them. I’ll take care of victor on my own. Sorry.

[ Nick sighing ]

Nick: Thanks for letting me come up here. Talking about what’s going on with my dad in a public place can be awkward.

Sally: Yeah, of course. I understand. I’m really sorry for everything that you and your family are going through.

Nick: How much did adam tell you?

Sally: Just that victor’s been having some issues with his memory. Forgetting things and getting confused.

Nick: Yeah. Uh, we’ve been trying to keep it quiet. You know, whatever’s going on with my dad, we just want to deal with it as a family. I was hoping adam would be more discreet.

Sally: Even though you just told me about it yourself.

Nick: Yeah. Difference is, sally, I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m sure adam was.

[ Nick sighing ] I’m sorry. Can we just forget I said that? Sorry.

Sally: Look, adam just needed someone to talk to and I just happened to be there. But I will not say anything to anyone.

Nick: Okay. I hope you know, I’m not upset with you. It’s adam I’m mad at.

Sally: Well, it’s scary and stressful for all of you.

Nick: Uh, yeah, for some. Um, for others, they might see it as an opportunity.

Sally: If you mean adam, nick, I really don’t think that’s true. Okay, can we just not please talk about him? We’re here about you.

Nick: Truth is, I’m scared as hell for my dad.

Victor: Uh, who was just here? Was it nicholas or adam?

Nate: That was adam.

Victor: Right.

Nate: I overheard you talking to him about the kirsten, mccall, newman media merger. Saying it was still in the works.

Victor: Well, that’s not in the works anymore. I– I gave the company back to sharon.

Nate: Correct.

Victor: Did I say otherwise?

Nate: You did.

Victor: What’s happening to me?

Billy: Just like that, you’re– you’re not gonna come after my job.

Kyle: Yes.

Billy: Two seconds ago, you were ready to fight me for it, kyle.

Kyle: Yeah, and you wanted to make me feel bad about what I was putting my dad through. Well, congratulations. I do. I’m embarrassed. I mean, you want me to beat myself up some more for your entertainment? Come on, take the win, billy.

Billy: I’m just trying to figure out what you’re actually saying. Are you coming back to jabot, but as the coo?

Kyle: I am saying, I am no longer going to be A… now, what were your words? Oh, yeah, a spoiled brat. I need to accept the situation for what it is.

Billy: And how are you going to do that?

Kyle: Dad feels he needs to be loyal to you and that isn’t going to change. So look, I need to accept it.

Billy: No, you’re missing the point, okay? Because it’s not about loyalty. I earned my position and I’m doing a good job.

Kyle: Fine. Yes, you replaced me and everything is great without me. The point is I’m no longer gonna force the issue. In fact, I’m not gonna return to jabot.

[ Door shutting ]

Jack: What is this? What’s going on?

Ashley: I find it so amazing that you are this bitter and this angry that you can’t even give me a little peace of mind. I mean, really?

Tucker: I’m not angry. It’s just– I enjoy letting you think that I’m out to get you.

Ashley: You’re definitely still angry. Even though, I mean, how many times have I apologized to you about my part in our failed marriage? How many times?

Tucker: How many times did you make me apologize to you? How many times did you make me grovel at your feet? How many hoops did you make me jump through to win you back?

Ashley: Okay. All right. I don’t even know what I can say anymore.

Tucker: Did you ever really love me? Seriously? Or was this whole thing just a setup so you could eventually rip my guts out as a kind of revenge for whatever I did to you all those years ago?

Ashley: I loved you. Completely with my entire heart.

Tucker: Yeah, that entire cold, cruel heart. Gimme a break. You never felt anything for me.

Ashley: You’re saying this because I didn’t give you the life that you expected?

Tucker: Yeah. The life where we were partners. That belonged to just you and me. Where I was as important to you as you were to me.

Ashley: You wanted me to give up everything for you. You wanted me to give up my family, my father’s company, my identity. You wanted everything from me.

Tucker: Isn’t that what people do for the ones they love?

Ashley: No, I would never– look, I would never force you to choose between me and your family, but that’s the price I had to pay to be with you. And you know what? If you could just acknowledge, sincerely, how you treated me in paris was wrong, and it was bad and it was awful, then maybe we could find some way back from this.

Tucker: There is no way back.

Ashley: So, did you ever really love me?

Tucker: Well, you are playing this absolutely beautifully. I couldn’t have coached you any better. Brava.

Ashley: What are you talking about?

Tucker: You’ve got just enough remorse in your voice to make it believable, but not so much that I might get suspicious.

Ashley: And yet you are.

Tucker: Damn right, I am. I’m never going to be anything but suspicious of you from here on out. I– I’ve got no more trust in you. Congratulations, ashley. You’ve managed to push me away completely.

Ashley: You never answered my question. About loving me. I guess that’s my answer.

[ Tucker sobbing ]

Jack: Everything all right?

Billy: Kyle just had an interesting epiphany. Why don’t you go ahead and tell your dad what you just decided?

Kyle: Yeah, billy and I just had a frank discussion about my pursuit of the co-ceo role at jabot. He pointed out that I haven’t been fair to him, or to you. So in light of that, I have decided to head in another direction.

Jack: And what new direction would that be?

Kyle: I’ll let you know when I’m ready.

Billy: You got something lined up? Is that why you folded so easily?

Kyle: I had a feeling that dad would ultimately choose you. So, I made some inquiries, pursued other options. It sounds like a smart backup move, right?

Billy: Yeah, I suppose so.

Kyle: And dad, I owe you an apology. Um, I never should have put you in a position where you had to choose between me and billy. I’ve been acting selfish and entitled and I’ve been wrong and misguided to put that kind of pressure on you.

Jack: Well, I appreciate you saying that. I wish that also meant that you would reconsider the position of coo.

Kyle: You’d basically be creating a position for me as a consolation prize with nothing much to do.

Jack: I assure you that would not be the case.

Kyle: No, I think it would and I don’t want a position like that. I need something meaningful. So, I think it’s time for me to move on. To find myself elsewhere.

Jack: Fair enough. I wish that you could find yourself within the family, within jabot.

Nate: I think there’s something you deserve to know.

Victor: About my condition or what?

Nate: Adam confided in me that he had been speaking to a specialist about what’s been going on with you to get some advice.

Victor: He’s building a case against me. Don’t you see that? He wants to remove me as ceo.

Nate: I’m not sure that’s true.

Victor: Oh, yeah? What did I tell you? My kids are power grabbers. They’re after me. That’s what this is all about.

Nate: Look…

Victor: What?

Nate: I don’t want you to take this the wrong way. Given what’s been happening with you, the struggles you’ve been facing, maybe you need some distance from all of this.

Victor: What the hell does that mean?

Nate: I’m saying, just for the short term, maybe you should consider a leave of absence.

Victor: What?

Victor: I’m not going anywhere. That’s what they all want. This is my company.

Nate: Of course, it is.

Victor: And I need to maintain stability in this company, okay? If I left now, that would look like weakness.

Nate: We could cover it. Make up an excuse.

Victor: That would never work. The stability of newman enterprises is what matters most.

Nate: Your health is what matters most. And it’s being compromised with you being here.

Victor: Nate, I will not let adam or victoria steal my company from me.

Nate: Taking a leave of absence is a safe move. It will protect you, for now.

Victor: How do you figure?

Nate: It takes away any chance that adam could exploit a possibly worsening condition, while you’re in a position of control. And therefore, have the tools at his disposal to remove you permanently.

Victor: Let me ask you something. If I stepped down suddenly, what difference would it make? How can I find a way to beat this?

Sally: So, whatever’s going on with victor, you think it’s serious?

Nick: At this point, I just– I don’t know. But I know I hate the uncertainty.

Sally: Well, I told adam that I thought maybe he should be open with you and victoria about his concerns. Maybe the three of you can work together to help your father.

Nick: Yeah, I think your faith in us might be slightly misplaced.

Sally: You never know. A family crisis can sometimes bring people together.

Nick: With this family, it’s always a toss-up. But, whatever’s going on with my dad, we’ll make sure he gets the treatment he needs, no matter what.

Sally: I have no doubt.

Nick: I am surprised that adam brought this up to you. Makes me think…

Sally: What?

Nick: Well, uh, either my brother’s working you…

Sally: He’s sincere. Whether you want to believe it or not.

Nick: Well, then you and adam must be back on closer terms. Close enough to discuss something so private with you. I’ll take that as a yes.

[ Nick sighing ] Which means you took my advice. And you’re trying to figure out what your relationship to adam really means.

Kyle: Yeah, I need to do this, dad. Myself. I need to take these next steps on my own and see where things take me.

Jack: If this is what you need to do, I’ll find a way to accept it.

Kyle: It’s a way for me to pay my dues. You know, become a better kyle abbott. And who knows? Maybe it will ultimately lead me back to jabot. But I’m not ready to say that’s the case.

Jack: Fair enough. I wonder what changed your mind about replacing billy. You were pretty hell-bent on that.

Kyle: It was billy, actually. He threw it in my face, how self-righteous I’ve been.

Jack: Well, that’s pretty harsh, but perhaps deserved.

Kyle: It was a wake-up call.

Jack: Well, I’m glad you came to these conclusions.

Kyle: Yeah. I’m just sorry it took me so long.

Jack: I wish you’d give me at least a hint as to what these new possibilities are for you.

Kyle: Dad, when I have something more concrete in the works, you and mom will be the first ones to know. Thank you, billy, for helping me see things so clearly.

Billy: Don’t mention it.

Kyle: Yeah, I’ll see you both later. Bye, dad.

Jack: Son. How the hell did that just happen?

Billy: I don’t know.

Jack: I suppose I should be relieved that kyle has finally come to his senses.

Billy: Yeah. Look, jack, I don’t like saying this, but I don’t think he’s being sincere.

Billy: Kyle and I almost got into it at society and we decided to come here and hash it out. He admitted that he’s been coming after my job. I told him that I wasn’t going anywhere and that he was acting like an entitled jerk.

Jack: Yeah. I suppose a confrontation was inevitable.

Billy: It wasn’t fair to you, jack. Forcing you to choose between us.

Jack: And then he just saw the light?

Billy: Well, he defended himself for a minute and then he had a complete about-face.

Jack: Well, he claims that you convinced him. Why would you think he’d lie about that?

Billy: He’s been confrontational with you for weeks. For months even. Trying to get you to push me out.

Jack: Yeah, he’s been relentless about it.

Billy: Yeah. With no signs of backing down. Then I lay it out for him and he has a complete catharsis? It doesn’t add up to me.

Jack: Is it possible he’s just upset? Trying to save face with you and me?

Billy: Oh, I don’t think he’s lying about moving away from jabot. But it just doesn’T… I don’t know, it feels like he’s trying to throw us off.

Ashley: Who’s throwing you off?

Billy: Hey, ash.

Jack: Hey.

Ashley: Hey. Did you hear from tucker?

Billy: Why would we hear from tucker?

Jack: Yeah. What’s he done now?

Sally: I hope everything works out with your father. And I promise, I won’t say anything to anyone.

Nick: Thank you. I appreciate your discretion.

Sally: Of course. You have my word.

Adam: Hey.

Sally: Hi.

Nick: All right, I’ll leave you two to talk.

Adam: I– I– I actually, I need to speak with you for a moment.

Sally: I have a meeting to get to, so best of luck with everything.

Nick: What?

Adam: I just came from the office and dad had another one of his moments.

Nick: What was it this time?

Adam: He was talking about merging kirsten and newman media. Okay, we cannot sit here and keep talking about this. You, victoria, and I, we have to take some action. And we have to do what we can to figure out exactly what is going on with him.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t think so, adam. Because I can’t ever trust that you have our father’s best interests at heart.

Nate: I can’t make any promises, but the sooner you receive medical attention, the better chance we will have to know whether we could stop this before it gets worse.

Victor: Worse?

Nate: You’ll need testing to get to the root of what’s going on. That’s the only way to ascertain if the condition can be reversed or at least treated.

Victor: And you can make this happen?

Nate: I heard back from a medical contact. Arrangements can be made.

Victor: To put me away?

Nate: No, victor. Medical assistance, voluntary treatment and only for a few days. A few weeks at the most. Just enough time to assess the situation thoroughly.

Victor: So, what will be the cover story?

Nate: An extended business trip as you have many times before.

Victor: Hm.

Nate: But it’s your call, victor. You’re a man of action. And this is the way to handle your condition head on.

Adam: Look, I understand that you don’t trust me. How you probably hate my guts at this point.

Nick: Can you blame me?

Adam: Do you really think I don’t care about our father’s health? That I– that I wouldn’t do something to fix it?

Nick: Well, you’re you, adam, and that’s all that matters. The only thing you care about is what you want and what you feel like you need.

Adam: Okay. Well, not in this case.

Nick: You messed with our father’s medication when he was sick. Do you remember that?

Adam: That was a dark moment for me.

Nick: Well, you’ve had a lot of those. More than you can actually count.

Adam: I did not want to kill our father, okay?

Nick: Well, that is nice to know. It’s really comforting.

Adam: Okay, look. You want to focus on the past. I’m trying to help our father. Now, I’ve arranged for him to meet with me here for drinks and the specialist that I talked about is gonna casually stop by.

Nick: You’re gonna ambush our father with some random doctor? That’s a smart move.

Adam: It’s better than nothing. Now, I’m going to steer the conversation, uh, in a place where the doctor can observe and he can do an initial assessment.

Nick: And you don’t think our father’s gonna pick up on that?

Adam: Nicholas, I hope he picks up on that. That means he’s still victor newman. That maybe he just needs some rest or some vitamins or whatever. But if he doesn’t pick up on it, that means it’s just another symptom.

Nick: Yeah, I don’t like it.

Adam: Will you just give this a shot? Okay? Sit down with dad and me. You can observe firsthand. Just let it play out until we know something, one way or another.

Nick: Okay. Sure. I’m in.

Ashley: Well, I just came from seeing tucker, so I thought maybe he reached out to you.

Jack: Actually, we were just talking about kyle.

Billy: Yeah, just to fill you in. Kyle has been trying to get jack to kick me to the curb so he could take over the co-ceo position. I confronted him about it and ultimately, he backed down.

Ashley: Well, that’s good, I guess.

Billy: Gee, thanks.

Ashley: I’m saying I can’t believe that he would put you in that position to choose between your brother and your son. That wasn’t fair of kyle.

Jack: No, that’s definitely not like him.

Ashley: Right. Well, since he backed away from it, why is it throwing you off?

Billy: His turnabout seemed a little, uh, you know, abrupt to me.

Ashley: Well, couldn’t he have realized that he was wrong? It happens.

Jack: Is that the way you felt when you saw tucker?

Billy: Yeah. What’s going on? Did you find out anything more about his plans?

Ashley: He doesn’t trust me.

Billy: Well, he’s got a scheme in mind. There’s no doubt about that.

Jack: It is not like tucker to walk away gracefully.

Billy: You know, ironically, the closest person to tucker right now is kyle because of his relationship with audra. I don’t think I told you this, jack, but I– I asked kyle if he would, you know, use audra to spy on tucker for us a while back.

Jack: When was this?

Billy: It– it was a while ago.

Jack: You didn’t think it was important to tell me?

Billy: It was a spur of the moment and, uh, you know, kyle refused to use audra in order to spy on tucker for our benefit.

Ashley: Wow. Maybe he was being loyal to his girlfriend?

Billy: I told him that the company and the family was on the line and he still refused. Look, I don’t think kyle is really too concerned about us or the company. I think he’s watching out for himself.

Jack: Now kyle, I know, feels rejected and disrespected and wants to prove me wrong for not giving him what he wants.

Billy: I don’t know, maybe there’s a connection here that we’re missing.

Ashley: What’s that?

Billy: Tucker is coming after jabot, which we all ultimately think he’s doing. He’s gonna need someone on the inside. Kyle is feeling boxed in, ultimately think he’s doing. He’s gonna need someone on the inside. Kyle is feeling boxed in, knowing that he’s not going to get what he ultimately wants.

Jack: I don’t like where this is going.

Billy: Well, neither do I. But I think tucker may have got his claws into kyle and turned your son against us.

[ Knocking on door ]

Tucker: Hey.

Kyle: Hey, I got your text. You wanted to see me?

Tucker: Yeah, it’s time you prove yourself to me. Show me you’re ready to take the next step.

Kyle: I’m ready. I won’t let you down.

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Y&R Transcript Thursday, November 2, 2023

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Christine: We both saw it so clearly and– it– it wasn’t about us… [ Sighs ] Growing apart. It was– [ Sniffs ] It was about paul pulling away. He’s just not in love with me anymore.

[ Approaching footsteps ]

Christine: Oh, god. Phyllis.

Phyllis: Christine. Hey.

Christine: Did you want something?

Phyllis: Just enjoying this beautiful day, that’s all. It’s lovely today. Uh, enjoying my freedom. My new lease on life, if you will.

Christine: Uh-huh.

Phyllis: Hey, listen, I just wanna sincerely offer my– my sympathies.

Christine: For?

Phyllis: Daniel told me that you and paul are done. That it’s over.

Christine: My marriage is none of your business.

Phyllis: Um… it’s just been a while since you’ve been single, you know, and I thought maybe you could use some dating tips or something.

Christine: Oh, right. Yeah. Wait, are you serious? From you? Your latest romantic partner was a known felon who ended up dead. No, I don’t think I’m gonna be coming to you for advice.

Phyllis: Danny’s in town. Uh, for a few days.

Christine: Yeah. I saw him last night.

Phyllis: Oh, you did? Okay. Wow. It’s so wild. You ended things with paul and then… another ex of yours is in town for more than a few days. You see what I’m getting at here?

Christine I’m sure you’re gonna tell me.

Phyllis: Are you trying to rekindle something with danny, now that you’ve called it quits with paul?

Christine: We’re not friends, so we are definitely not gonna talk about my personal life.

Phyllis: Well, I feel like I am being a friend to you and to danny’s when I tell you, you just shouldn’t chase after him again.

Christine: Chase after him? Okay, first of all, that’s your thing, not mine. And second, unlike you and me, danny and I are actual friends. And daniel is my godson and we’ve always been close. I’ve heard that you’ve been hanging out with danny. And maybe you should take your own advice and not fool yourself into thinking that something will come of that. Right now, your number one priority should be getting your miserable life back on track.

Phyllis: You tore my son away from me. That was your doing.

Christine: Oh, no. That was your doing. All of it. The lies, the way you used people. You dragged an ex-boyfriend back here and drugged him to get a sample of his blood to cover up your little secret. God, look at me. I still get this worked up when I think of all the monstrous things that you have done.

Phyllis: What you’re going through right now is nothing compared to the pain that I felt. You took my son away from me, christine. That was you. I told my son the truth tonight. I said nothing but the truth. And as I said before, he was bound to find out sooner or later.

Christine: So you decided all by yourself the time was now.

Phyllis: Let me get something straight. I need to tell you right now. I love my son. I love him more than words could say. And I’m warning you and danny, don’t screw up my relationship with my son because then I won’t be responsible for my actions.

Lauren: Phyllis? Are you okay?

Esther: Is everything all right? You look a little out of sorts.

Christine: Do I? I just have a lot going on right now.

Nina: Feel like talking to an old friend? How long have you

[ Mellow piano music ]

Danny: You’re positive there is no hope? Counseling, or… maybe some more time apart?

Christine: No, no, no. It’s– it’s over. I–

[ Sighs ] I don’t have any more doubts. Not anymore. And there’s something about that conviction that… almost brings me a sense of peace.

[ Mellow piano music continues ]

Daniel: That’s a pretty tune. I wouldn’t say that the beat’s all that great or you know, would be that easy to dance to. It feels a bit melancholy. Wanna tell me what’s going on?

Phyllis: I just saw christine.

Lauren: Ah, that explains it.

Phyllis: She will never see me as anything other than the thorn in her side.

Lauren: And do you see her as anything other than the same?

Phyllis: What is it about you, christine? This hold you have over men. You put them in a trance or something, don’t you? Don’t you? First danny, then paul, michael. Am I forgetting someone?

Christine: Well, it seems to me that you’ve left quite a trail of your own. Danny being an excellent–

Phyllis: No, no, no, no. We’re not talking about me. We’re talking about you. The holy grail of romantic fantasies, aren’t you? Men would walk through fire. They would chuck everything that’s important to them. Forget– forget dignity. If there’s a chance at winning the beautiful christine…

Christine: I seem to recall a woman obsessed with my husband who faked not one but two paternity tests and lost her son in court as a result.

Phyllis: Do you want to take off the gloves, sweetie?

Christine: What’s going on with you? Why are you so filled with venom? Oh, is it jack? Are things falling apart with the first decent man you’ve managed to keep your hooks in, in longer than six months?

Phyllis: Oh, wow. So you do want to play, don’t you?

Christine: No, you know, actually, I don’T. I’ve had enough ugliness these past few months to–

Phyllis: Well, you brought it all on yourself.

Christine: I have two words for you, phyllis.

Phyllis: What are they, christine?

Christine: Bite me.

[ Door slamming ]

Phyllis: Honestly, lauren, I have tried to make peace with her.

Lauren: Have you? Really?

Nina: I’m so sorry that you and paul couldn’t work it out.

Christine: Yeah. Me too.

Nina: Are you okay?

[ Christine sighs ] Yeah. Um… you know, it’s just– it’s sad when a marriage comes to an end. It’s the death of so many things, you know, your dreams and expectations.

Nina: I know.

Christine: But I– I– I do believe it’s the right thing. You know, paul’s not in love with me anymore, and now that his future is not tied to mine, he can focus on what he does next. I’m gonna do the same thing. We’re just–

[ Sighs ] We’re different people than we were when we first met. We’re different… even from when we remarried 10 years ago.

Nina: Yeah. Well, hm… people change. Hell, look at us.

[ Chuckling ] From pregnant teen to… sleeping on a park bench to, you know, hey…

Christine: A best-selling author, screenwriter. Quite a transformation.

Nina: Mhm-hm. Well, I had a pretty fabulous roommate back in the day who facilitated that sea change. Made me a proper lady.

[ Both chuckling ]

Christine: Try this book on your head. Balance. This is perfect. This is great. You are doing great. Put your knees together.

[ Nina chuckling ]

Nina: Uh.

Christine: We had some good times.

Nina: Yeah, we did. And some not-so-good times.

Christine: Oh, like you stealing philip from me?

Nina: Oh. You know how badly I feel about that. But I got a wonderful son out of it.

Christine: That you did.

Nina: I’m here for you, cricket.

[ Sighs ]

Christine: You always have been.

Nina: Like you’ve always been there for me.

Christine: Nina, I really didn’t do anything.

Nina: Yes, you did, cricket. You made me the most incredible promise. From the moment you said that you would take care of my baby if I didn’t make it, I felt so much better. I stopped worrying that he would go to some institution or be brought up by strangers or something. I… I even wrote it down on a piece of paper and gave it to the chaplain. So everyone would know that I wanted you to have my baby.

Christine: I didn’t know that.

Nina: I wanted him to be brought up by someone that I knew would love him. Someone… who’d tell him about his real mother. Someone who would make him understand how much I loved him. Anyway, thanks.

Christine: I made one promise, nina. I’m just glad that I never had to act on it.

Nina: You’re the only real friend I’ve ever had.

[ Sighs ] I love you.

Christine: I love you too. You’ll

[ Christine sighs ]

Christine: I want the best for paul.

Nina: Yeah, I know you do. And I know he wants the best for you, too.

Christine: I just hope we can stay friends. That’s really what friendship’s all about, right? Wanting the best for one another.

Nina: Absolutely.

Christine: Well, while searching for what he wants for the next phase of his life. And I guess I am too.

Nina: Any decisions? I know you talk about work or play or…

[ Sighs ]

Christine: I saw danny last night.

Nine: No. He’s here in town?

Christine: He is going to stay in genoa city for a while between tours. Visit with daniel and lucy.

Nina: Oh, which means he has to see phyllis, poor guy.

Christine: That woman claims she’s changed her evil ways. That she’s walking a path of righteousness.

Nina: Oh, please.

Christine: I don’t buy for a minute, she’s gonna stay on it.

Nina: Oh, no, of course not. So, did seeing danny, like, you know, reawaken any old feelings? I mean, you guys had such a great love story and you also had so much fun together.

Christine: We do have quite a history.

Danny: Makes you wonder what the future is.

Christine: Oh, I always wonder.

Danny: Is there a romalotti in your future by chance?

Christine: Hm. You never know. Stranger things have happened.

Danny: What do you think? The lawyer and the rock singer, huh? Together.

Christine: Sounds like a good book, huh?

Danny: It does.

Christine yeah.

Danny: Does it have a happy ending?

Christine: I certainly hope so.

Danny: So do I.

Christine: All right. Do we need another candle?

Danny: No. No, it is perfect. It’s perfect. Just like you.

Christine: I’m serious.

Danny: I’m serious too. The place looks great. No one is gonna believe this is our first dinner party. Believe me. This is gonna be fun, isn’t it?

Christine: Well, I’ll let you know after I’ve fed everybody without spilling sauce on their laps.

Danny: You’re really nervous, aren’t you?

Christine: A little. But I figure, hey, it’s a joint effort. Any screw-ups and you take half the blame.

Danny: Well, that’s what husbands are for, dear.

Christine: Well, no matter what happens, I know one thing’s for sure. I’m happier than I ever imagined.

Danny: So, am I.

Christine: Well, you really are tired. I guess the concert tour did wear you out.

Danny: What the heck?

Christine: What’s the matter?

Danny: There’s some leak in here or something? There’s water dripping on me.

Christine: Huh. Well, it’s a good thing it woke you up. You have to be at rehearsal in a little while.

Danny: Yeah, it did wake me up.

Christine: Why are you looking at me like that?

Danny: Because there’s ice in this coffee.

Christine: Honey, it’s iced coffee.

Danny: Yeah. Well, there’s one ice cube only.

Christine: Are you accusing me of something?

Danny: The water that dripped on me was really cold.

Christine: Now just a second.

Danny: No, I’m not gonna wait. No. Was it from this cube?

Christine: Like I said, at least it woke you up.

Danny: Really? Well, I’m sure it’s gonna wake you up too.

Christine: No. No, no, no, you wouldn’T. Come on, no.

Danny: Wait yourself. You wait yourself.

Christine: Please, no.

Danny: There’s only one thing that’s gonna stop me.

Christine: Okay, I’ll do anything. Just name it. What?

Danny: Give me a kiss.

Christine: Okay.

Danny: Give me a kiss. Okay. Mhm. Feels good, huh?

Christine: I can’t believe you. It’s so cold. It’s so cold.

Danny: Oh, baby, I’ll warm you up. I’ll warm you up.

[ Both laughing ]

Christine: Well, I could definitely use some fun.

Daniel: So, you already saw christine then?

Danny: Yeah, we, uh, ran into one another. Now, don’t go thinking that it’s more than it really was.

Daniel: Sure. I can just ignore all that history between the two of you.

Danny: No, there is, uh… definitely history. I was affected more than I thought I would be when she told me it was over with paul.

Daniel: Well, I think that makes sense, dad. You know, somebody comes back in your life that you used to love.

Danny: Knowing that christine is now free, it just uh… it stirred up all these feelings and got me thinking about what could have been and… what maybe could still be.

[Coughing] Copd isn’t pretty.

[Coughing] I’m out of breath, and often out of the picture. ()

Lauren: It’s so good to see you.

Danny: You too.

Daniel: Here you go. Fabulous. Hey, you okay? Something happen at work?

Phyllis: No. I just had a little run-in with your godmother.

Daniel: Really? Christine?

Phyllis: Yeah. Still having trouble letting the past go, huh?

Phyllis: Well, I actually think it’s christine who can’t let the past go. She seems to… not accept that I am a changed woman.

Lauren: I keep telling your mother it is not healthy to hold on to this hatred from the past. Believe me, I understand that.

Daniel: Listen, nobody expects the two of you to be best friends, so…

Lauren: Exactly. Avoid her.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah. I– I mean, I will. I think it’ll be difficult in this town, but you know, I’m gonna try. I’m gonna try to do that. Definitely. From here on out, I’m just gonna make peace with cricket.

Danny: That’s great.

Lauren: Now, just do it.

Nina: So… here you are caught between two loves again.

Christine: I’ve been here before, but this time it’s different. I’m not choosing between the two of them.

Nina: No, I know. Paul is part of the past. Is danny the future? I mean… could you imagine reigniting a romance with him?

Christine: I don’t know. We’ve had so many stops and starts and… almosts.

Nina: Yeah, I know. But if you could get back what you had all those years ago, would you want to?

Christine: And get hurt so deeply again?

Nina: You know, it really wasn’t his fault the way things turned out.

Christine: Oh, I’m well aware of whose fault it was.

Danny: I’m just really sorry you had to go through this with phyllis. I– I certainly never wanted it to happen.

Christine: Just like you never wanted to take her to bed. Don’t answer that and please don’t give me any speeches about how if you could change the past, you would. Because you can’t, none of us can.

Danny: You can change the present and what happens in the future.

[ Scoffs ]

Christine: You seem to be forgetting your son. He is an innocent little boy. He didn’t ask to be brought in this world by mistake. But he’s here and he is your responsibility. Now, I think you should go. No.

Danny: I love you. I’ve never stopped loving you.

[ Breathing heavily ]

Christine: Just so you know. I haven’t said anything to paul but I– I expect we’ll be married during the holidays.

[ Sobbing ] How could you do this?

[ Sobs ] How could you do this to us? God, how could you do this?

[ Sobbing ] Oh, god.

Nina: So… do-over? Or no do-over?

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Danny: Amazing. Yeah.

Lauren: All right, you guys, this has been great. I have a meeting I have to get to. And you, you’re not allowed to go back to L.A. Without telling me. We need a major catch-up.

Danny: Absolutely. You got it.

Lauren: Okay. Bye, sweetie.

Phyllis: Thanks for being such a great friend.

Lauren: Aw, I’m glad I could help. Now, you know that I have been on the bad side of christine a time or two, but we made it through. And we, like you, have shared some past romantic partners. But I’m not thinking about her when I’m reflecting fondly on my relationship with paul or danny. And you shouldn’t be thinking about her either when you’re thinking about the good times with these guys. Or when you’re making new memories. Okay?

[ Lauren chuckling ]

Christine: We missed our chance.

Nina: Okay, well, really? Because you and danny are both single for the first time in a long time. Do you see any reason why you shouldn’t explore the possibility of a relationship? You know, just find out one way or the other if there’s something there. But listen, what if the timing is right, finally? What if after all these years you guys could have something amazing? I mean, don’t you owe it to yourself to find out?

Lauren: Oh, my goodness. I heard you were back from lisbon. Hi. I didn’t know you were in town.

Nina: Yeah, I just got here.

Lauren: Oh, my goodness. How are you?

Christine: Is michael still in singapore?

Lauren: Yes, he is. Oh, gloria can certainly get herself into some very interesting situations. I have no idea where she would be if she didn’t have a son who is a fabulous attorney. Anyway, enough about that. How was your trip? Oh, you and paul?

Christine: It’s, uh, it’s over.

Lauren: Oh, honey, I’m so sorry.

Nina: Our friend is just trying to decide what her future looks like.

Lauren: Professionally?

Christine: Uh, yeah, partly.

Lauren: Well, you know, you and michael, you really enjoyed being in practice together.

Christine: Well, michael wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Michael: No, I think the combination of your skills and mine has the greatest likelihood of success. And I want– I need this to be a success.

Christine: So, you’re at my mercy.

Michael: [ Scoffs ] Hm. Well, once again. This is the contract desmond signed. He wanted something the size of the genoa city phone book. But I insisted it be concise, simple, and open-ended.

Christine: He must want you very badly.

Danny: Well, desmond doesn’t know it yet, but he wants us.

Christine: Baldwin, williams, and associates.

Michael: We can put your name first if you like.

Christine: No, it sounds better this way.

Michael: Well, then let’s put pen to paper.

[ Christine sighs ]

Nina: Hey. What is it? What are you thinking about?

Christine: You– you both just, you have… careers that you love and you have terrific children. And… you know, I just wonder, did I… make a mistake putting career ahead of family?

Christine: Should I have made different choices?

Nina: Oh, honey. No, don’t second guess yourself.

Lauren: Yeah, look, we all make choices and we all use the information we have at the time. None of us has a crystal ball.

Christine: But paul wanted a family… and I– I put him off.

Paul: You care a lot more about your partnership with baldwin than you do about starting a family with me.

Christine: That’s not true.

Paul: It is true.

Christine: Paul, when I thought I was pregnant… I wasn’t excited. Not the way an expectant mother should be. I want to be thrilled when I am carrying your baby.

Paul: Right. So in two years, you will be?

Christine: Yes, I will.

Paul: You know… what I think you don’t understand is there’s always gonna be something. There’s always gonna be a little reason why having a baby isn’t convenient.

Christine: All I can say is I am sorry that I wasn’t honest from the beginning. That is why I came home now to talk to you. Paul, this isn’t the right time for me. We have to be in this together.

[ Paul sighs ]

Paul: Well, it just seems as though that for the next two years we won’t be.

Christine: I hope you understand how I feel. God, please tell me that you do. I mean, yeah. You’re a little girl and you’re playing with your dolls and you just… you always assume you’re gonna be a mom one day. Suddenly here you are and– and… and it didn’t happen.

[ Sighs ] And it– it just makes you wonder.

Nina: Yeah. But, what if not having children of your own allowed you to make a difference in the lives of other people’s children, you know? All that work you did with pregnant teenagers. All the time you spent with chance when he was little. I mean, you’re aunty cricket. And you played a major role in daniel’s life.

Lauren: And fen’S.

Christine: Paul and I had… that one chance to have a child and then…

Paul: Look at those beautiful blue eyes. We’re at memorial. You had surgery. Okay? The doctors took really good…

Christine: The car? The car.

Paul: Yeah, I know. I know there was a car and you were injured. I promise you, everything’s gonna be fine. You’re in recovery now. You don’t have to talk, just rest. It’s okay. Just rest.

Christine: No, the baby.

Paul: Sh, sh, sh. No, no, no. Everything’s gonna be fine.

Christine: No.

[ Sobbing ] Tell me the baby made it. Tell me the baby made it, please. Tell me.

Paul: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

Christine: No.

Paul: I’m afraid we lost her. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.

[ Christine sobbing ]

Nina: Maybe it is too late to have children. But you know what? It’s certainly not too late to… have a romance. You know, have some fun, be happy.

Christine: Yeah. So, nina… [ Clears throat ] Thinks I should… explore things with danny since he’s gonna be in town for a while.

Lauren: Oh, wow. Is that… something you would want?

Christine: Oh, I don’t know.

[ Sighs ] You know, we’ve moved on. We– we’ve become great friends. I don’t want to lose that, and… quite frankly, and I know she’s your friend lauren, but I do not need the aggravation of phyllis right now.

Lauren: Well, I was just with phyllis and we ran into danny and daniel at the club. And she was saying how she regretted that she… let you get underneath her skin. And that she wanted to do better.

Nina: Um, forget phillis. Okay?

Christine: Ah, I wish I could.

Daniel: You know, mom, I keep hearing great things about your work at omega sphere.

Phyllis: Oh, do you? You know, I’m working very hard and I’m taking every opportunity to be a better person. Okay? So, I declare, today is day one of my christine-free brain. Thoughts?

Danny: Wow. Well, keeping that up is gonna be quite the accomplishment.

Daniel: I don’t think you’ll make it to day two.

Danny: Ah, come on.

Phyllis: Have a little faith.

Daniel: I would love for you to succeed. I would, I really would. But you know, christine has been great to this family and you have to admit that. And she let me live with her and she defended me in court. Why do you even care anyway? I mean, it’s got to be cramping your style with dad having a teenage kid underfoot.

Christine: I already explained to you why I care.

Daniel: Because I’m the son you never had.

Christine: Yeah. Don’t make me regret being straight with you.

Daniel: I’m sorry.

Christine: What, did you get the feeling that I wasn’t sincere? Because I was. I think you’re terrific. I’ve enjoyed our time together. I think it would be a real shame if you left this way.

Daniel: What’s the point in staying?

Christine: Because I want you to stay and I know it would mean the world to danny.

Phyllis: Well, then cheers to the b– christine.

Danny: Hear, hear.

Lauren: Well, I’m gonna get a coffee to go and go to my meeting. I really hope I get to see you again before you go to los angeles.

Nina: Yeah, sure.

Lauren: And honey, if you need anything, you call me. All right?

Christine: Thank you.

Lauren: All right.

Christine: See you soon.

Lauren: Okay, you got it. Bye.

Nina: Bye. You’re really at a crossroads, aren’t you?

Christine: I guess I am.

Nina: I wish I could write the next chapter of your life for you. But you know, you’re gonna have to do that yourself.

[ Christine chuckles ]

Christine: I know.

Nina: And listen, don’t beat yourself up about… what you did or didn’t do in the past, right? You had two great loves. It’s more than most people get.

Christine: You’re right. And I am very grateful for everything I’ve been given. Including an amazing friend who has sat with me here and talked everything through. Reminisced, played what if? But I do think I have a better idea of which direction I wanna go in.

Nina: Good and you know, you can go anywhere. Just remember you’ve got a best friend who wants to come along for the ride.

[ Both giggling ]

Christine: Always.

Danny: Here, let me help you with this.

Daniel: Whoa, whoa, whoa. I got it. I got it. I uh, gotta get out of here. I gotta get to a meeting. Why don’t you come with me?

Phyllis: Ha, really?

Daniel: Mhm-hm. Being pitched a video game for the platform and, uh, kind of like your take on it.

Phyllis: I have so many opinions.

Danny: Whoa, shocker.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness, daniel. Okay.

Danny: You are– you’re doing really well.

Phyllis: Hey, um, would you be interested in having dinner with me tonight?

Danny: Oh, um… you know what? We’ll, um… yeah, we’ll figure something out. Okay?

Phyllis: Okay.

Christine: Hi. How are you?

Daniel: Hey.

Christine: Good to see you.

Daniel: Good to see you. Yeah.

Danny: Hi.

Christine: Hi.

Danny: Wow. I– I’ve been thinking about you.

Christine: Yeah?

Danny: Yeah.

Christine: Yeah?

Danny: Yeah. I wanted to get your thoughts on something that I’m working on.

Christine: Okay.

Danny: Yeah?

Christine: Yeah.

Danny: Right this way. Step right up. Have a seat, my dear. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sing.

[ Both chuckling ] Okay. Here it is.

[ Mellow piano music ]

Danny: What do you think?

Christine: It’s beautiful.

[ Mellow piano music continues ]

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Adam: Damn it!

Nick: Good morning, dad.

Victor: Hey, son. Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: Good morning.

Victor: So, to what do I owe this visit?

Nick: I brought vic up to speed about your mental fitness, the truth about your health.

Victor: My health?

Victoria: Daddy, nick told me that you’ve been fooling us this whole time. I can’t believe you. I can’t believe that you would let me think that there’s something seriously wrong with you. I mean, did you feel that my loyalty needed to be tested that badly? Do you actually think that I would exploit your health just for a job title?

Victor: What is this all about?

Kyle: You’re doing everything right, mariah. And the audiologist you saw came highly recommended.

Mariah: Mm-hmm. Yep. Dr. George is amazing. You know, she was on devon’s care team when he got his cochlear implant.

Kyle: Perfect. He knows her from personal experience.

Mariah: She’s fantastic. She’s so knowledgeable and extremely patient, especially with tessa and me and our endless questions.

Kyle: See, you’re setting yourselves up for success in every way.

Mariah: Yeah, but still, I just have all of these doubts, these worries in my mind.

Kyle: Well, then let’s take the what-ifs head on. Even if the hearing aids don’t work, there are other options, right?

Mariah: There are.

Kyle: Okay. You have a strong support team.

Mariah: Yeah, the best.

Kyle: You can do this, mariah.

Mariah: Thank you. I needed to hear that. Well, what about you? How is the job search going?

Kyle: Oh. Uh, refresh my memory. Um, what exactly is a job?

Mariah: Oh, please tell me you’re at least looking.

Kyle: Why? I’m rather enjoying the easy life.

Mariah: Yeah, because you always struck me as a man of leisure.

Kyle: Well, I’m learning how to make sourdough from mrs. Martinez.

Mariah: Of course, you are.

[ Kyle laughing ]

Kyle: No, no. Um, but I am having fun.

Mariah: That’s great. But how much longer can that last? I mean, I know you. You’re just like your father. You love hard work. You love proving yourself.

Kyle: That’s true. And the downtime has been driving me crazy.

Mariah: Okay. So, do you have any idea what you wanna do next?

Kyle: I do actually. I want to be back at jabot in my old co-ceo job.

Mariah: Okay. Wait a second. I– I– I thought you said things were going downhill at jabot, and now you want back in? I think it’s too bad since your uncle has your old job.

Kyle: That could be changing soon.

Billy: Look at you. You’re here.

Chelsea: I’m back, baby.

Billy: Thank god.

Chelsea: That was the welcome home I was waiting for.

Billy: It’s damn good to see you.

Chelsea: Did you miss me?

Billy: Every day. And why didn’t you tell me you were coming home?

Chelsea: I wanted to surprise you. Be a little mysterious. Did it work?

Billy: Am I smiling?

Chelsea: Your face. It’s not the same as video chats.

Billy: No, it’s not the same like this.

Chelsea: Well, full disclosure, I’m also here for a little bit of work. I have a marchetti meeting to discuss the spring collection.

Billy: I heard about that.

Chelsea: I also need to put out a few fires.

Billy: Trouble at marchetti?

Chelsea: Let’s just say summer and chloe both have very strong personalities.

Billy: I haven’t heard of any issues.

Chelsea: Well, that’s about to change.

Summer: They’re good, but they’re just not there yet.

Chloe: Um, oh, okay, uh, these are just initial sketches just to give you an idea of where we’re headed.

Summer: I get that. But I really do think that we need to go back to the drawing board. Start completely fresh.

Chloe: We’ve done that a couple times already. Look, summer, can you please just trust me and my years of experience? These are good. We just need a bit more time to get them fleshed out.

Summer: Marchetti has a very specific look. A very specific clientele.

Chloe: [ Chuckles ] Okay, look, you just need to give chelsea and me more leeway. We know what we’re doing. We have years of experience.

Summer: So, you mean more experience than– than me?

Chloe: That’s not what I said.

Summer: Look, I know that you and chelsea have a lot of experience. You’ve worked together successfully in fashion before and I know that that means that you’re used to doing what you want to do. But I’m in charge of marchetti and I know exactly what I want.

Chloe: Fair. But also being in charge means listening to your people and letting their creativity flow.

Summer: So, you think that I’m holding you back? Is that it?

Chloe: Look, I– I thought maybe in the beginning when we were working together, maybe there were just some initial bumps in the road, but lately, you seem to be second-guessing every design and suggestion we make. Why can’t you just let go?

Nick: Dad, she knows everything.

Victoria: Yeah, I know everything. Nick told me that you’ve been pretending to appear mentally unstable, forgetting big life events, drawing strange pictures and leaving them behind like breadcrumbs for nicholas to find.

Nick: I know you had reasons for it. Vic and I have talked about it. We’re willing to go along with this plan of yours to help you prove that adam is the one you need to be worried about.

Victoria: That’s right. Adam. Adam is the one with the loyalty issue. This plan should be for him and for him alone.

Victor: I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. What plan?

Nick: The plan that you admitted to me.

Victor: I didn’t admit to a damn thing. I didn’t set a trap for anyone. What are you talking about?

Nick: Dad, enough with these games. You said to me that you were setting a trap to uncover any traitors that were around you.

Victor: Are you trying to trick me?

Victoria: Oh, god. Come on. You know that’s not true.

Victor: I know what you’re doing. I know exactly what you’re doing. You’re trying to convince me that I’m losing my own mind.

Adam: Well, good morning, barely.

Sally: Oh, my god. What time is it?

Adam: It’s, um, it’s pretty late. Which is not surprising since we were, uh, up most of the night.

Sally: Have you heard from your work?

Adam: Yeah. I got a half a dozen texts from nate that I didn’t hear. Haven’t, uh, slept that soundly in a long time.

Sally: Yeah, me neither, I guess.

Adam: Look, I know that this was unexpected and I just wanna make sure that you’re okay. I know we still have a lot to unpack after all that we talked about and, uh, and did last night. I understand if last night does not mean what I hope it means. Do you regret that we spent the night together?

Sally: I don’t regret what happened last night. But you’re right. There is a lot to unpack.

Adam: We could talk once I’m done with work if you want. We can– maybe wanna grab some dinner?

Sally: I think I just need to take a breath. You know, just let it sink in before I figure out where things go from here.

Adam: Of course.

Sally: Thanks. I… appreciate that.

Adam: For the record.

Sally: Yeah.

Adam: I don’t regret a single moment about last night. I’ll see you later.

Nick: Nobody’s trying to trick you, dad. After our conversation last night, I reached out to vic. I told her everything.

Victor: Our conversation last night?

Nick: Yes. I confronted you about the drawing adam found in your desk. The one made up of the snake with all the kids’ names in it. It’s from the serpent of names. From that– that– that book from my childhood that I loved so much.

Victoria: Nick told me that you’ve been faking this condition of yours and you’ve been trying to deceive all of us.

Victor: What?

Nick: You confessed to me that you were setting a trap to test your kid’s loyalty.

Victor: I– I don’t know. Do I need to do that?

[ Knocking on door ] Come in. Oh, nate.

Nate: Sorry for interrupting.

Victor: Take me out of here. What the hell are you talking about?

Nick: Dad.

Nate: Of course.

Nick: What the hell is going on?

Billy: So, how’s my buddy, connor, doing?

Chelsea: He’s doing great. He says to say hello to you.

Billy: Oh, yeah? Tell him I say hello. And that’s all true? Everything’s good with him?

Chelsea: It’s better than good, billy. The school is fantastic. It’s doing wonders for connor’s self-esteem and mental health.

Billy: That’s amazing.

Chelsea: Yeah. He’s around a bunch of kids that struggle with the same difficulties, you know? His age, they can talk about things openly. So, it was the right move going to the school.

Billy: I know the last time that I visited, he, uh, he seemed really proud of himself. I think some of that had to do with him picking the school, you know, finding it on his own, helping you and adam make that tough decision to go there.

Chelsea: He knew what he wanted. My son is smart, intuitive. Oh, and he has also moved into the dorms, so that’s going well.

Billy: Wow. Not afraid to make choices for himself, huh?

Chelsea: Yeah. And he has also told me with confidence that if I want to come back to genoa city so I don’t have to continue working remotely, he supports that.

Billy: Well, he must feel at ease there.

Chelsea: Yeah, he does. He is busy. He has so many activities. He’s playing sports. I definitely plan to go back and see him on the weekends. But the truth is, even when I was there, I was only seeing him on the weekends anyway because it’s a boarding school.

Billy: Look at you. You did the right thing by your kid. That’s good. You made him feel safe and heard.

Chelsea: Well, thank you for all your support. It really means a lot to me.

Billy: He’s a wonderful boy and you’re an amazing mother. And selfishly, I’m very happy you’re gonna be spending more time here ’cause I need you around more than ever.

Chelsea: Oh, yeah?

Billy: Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: You know, I still have my apartment upstairs.

Billy: Oh, is that right?

Chelsea: Yeah.

Billy: That one right there?

Chelsea: That one right there. You wanna go up for a bit?

I know this is out of place

I’m glad that you could

come around

I’ve been sipping on

an empty cup since 10

I just can’t find my way

to say what I’ve been

trying to say

the words don’t want

to make a sound

and I know that I’ve wasted

too much time

baby, don’t you understand

I just want to be your man

baby, don’t you understand

I just want to be your man

baby, don’t you understand

I just want to be your man

baby, don’t you understand

I just want to be your man when my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

Summer: I’m not second guessing. I have faith in you and chelsea.

Chloe: Well, it doesn’t feel that way.

Summer: It’s not personal. I just know what I want and frankly, I haven’t seen it yet.

Chloe: Okay. Well, maybe you just need to open your mind a little. I mean, we just need to meet in the middle on this.

Summer: We can’t afford to put out anything that’s less than perfection. Spring is an incredibly competitive time in fashion.

Chloe: Yeah. I’m aware of that.

Summer: We need to keep our customers engaged and excited. We actually need to up the ante. That has been our goal ever since we moved marchetti to the states.

Chloe: And we will. We have done customer surveys and research. At a certain point, you just need to let it all go and trust ourselves, that we know what they’re looking for.

Summer: Our sales have been down as of late. And I actually don’t think that we just need to let it go. I think that we need to be more targeted and specific, and that is the reason I have been trying to push you and chelsea to be the absolute best that you can be.

Chloe: Okay. Noted about the sales. I will make a point to pay attention to that. But I think it’s your fears that are clouding your judgment.

Summer: What fears?

Chloe: Well, maybe you’re feeling the need to prove yourself now that kyle is gone and you’re worried that you won’t measure up on your own.

Summer: Wow. Okay.

Chloe: Oh, look– look, I’m sorry. I– I– I’m not blaming you. I– I just think that maybe you’re feeling, you know, the slumping of sales and, you know, it’s throwing you off. And for some reason, you just can’t trust yourself and know that chelsea and I can deliver for you.

Summer: That’s not what’s happening here.

Chloe: Okay. Well, then the only other reason is you don’t think that we can pull this off.

Billy: I’m really enjoying having you home.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm. Me too. You know, I didn’t know, um, I don’t know if I was gonna be able to track you down today. I didn’t know your schedule at jabot.

Billy: Yeah. Jabot.

Chelsea: Uh-oh. Still facing problems at work?

Billy: It’s chaotic.

Chelsea: I thought things would get better now that ashley’s back at the company.

Billy: Well, that part is good. It’s been nice having her back, but tucker’s still in town and it’s one underhanded move after another.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm.

Billy: I don’t think I told you, but he got phyllis and her it skills to hack into jabot’s account and then deposit that money into my personal account.

Chelsea: What? To make it look like you were embezzling money?

Billy: Yes.

Chelsea: To what end?

Billy: Like I said, it’s chaotic. We, jack, and I figured that out pretty quickly, but he showed up at jack and diane’s wedding with a wedding gift, and of course, there was a listening device attached to it.

Chelsea: Are you serious?

Billy: To top it all off–

Chelsea: The brass on him.

Billy: Ashley’s back in town and she wants to figure out what he’s up to and she’s determined.

Chelsea: Oh, figure out how? She can’t just ask him.

Billy: Wouldn’t that be nice? No. She’s got a plan and I don’t like it, but I know better to try and control my sister. I mean, she’s watching out for the family company, so that I support.

Chelsea: I mean, do you really think tucker can do damage to jabot? I mean, his behavior seems underhanded and sketchy, but also very childish.

Billy: I hear you. I’m not sure if it’s all a diversion or what.

Chelsea: Oh, so he can like attack from another angle.

Billy: I would like to believe that we can handle another tucker-like attack, but I’m– I’m not sure. You know, he can hit hard when the mood strikes.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, you think ashley will soften him?

Billy: She’s determined, like I said. She thinks she can handle him.

Chelsea: Well, if anybody’s got a shot, it’s ashley. I mean, she’s his weakness or used to be.

Billy: Hm. At this point, I don’t– I don’t know. Right now, I think I have a bigger problem to solve.

Chelsea: Jack?

Billy: No. My nephew, kyle. I think he’s coming after me.

Mariah: Why would you think that billy would lose his job so soon? Did he screw up again? Pulled a billy abbott special?

Kyle: Not yet, but it’s only a matter of time. The best predictor of future behavior is the past.

Mariah: And you think destruction is in billy’s nature?

Kyle: I don’t think we should wait around for him to do what he always does. Smart move is to take action before he has a chance to mess things up at jabot.

Mariah: Yeah, I do not like this at all.

Kyle: What?

Mariah: The– the look in your eyes, the tone in your voice. I’ve never known you to be ruthless.

Kyle: I’m only looking out for my family’s company and myself.

Mariah: Are you really gonna try to get billy, your uncle, fired?

Kyle: Okay. I’m not actively trying to undermine him, no. But I am going after what I want. Look, I gave my father an ultimatum: Bring me back as co-ceo or I walk for good.

Mariah: Wow. That seems harsh. And– and you know ultimatums rarely work, especially with family.

Kyle: I don’t feel like I had any other choice.

Mariah: Is it really worth getting into a family war just to take back your co-ceo position? I mean, does the job really mean that much to you?

Kyle: Maybe it does, mariah.

Mariah: Kyle, you are smart, you’re focused, energetic. You can do anything. And maybe it’s time to think about going out on your own, starting your own business, free of family politics and tension.

Nate: I’m sure whatever victoria and nick were saying to you, they meant well. Their intentions are good.

Victor: I’m not sure about that.

Nate: They’re worried about their father. They’re looking out for you. Wanna protect you.

Victor: They just wanna make a big deal out of this. They want me to be examined, to be looked at, to– tested. I don’t want that intrusion intrusion in my life.

Nate: Understood.

Victor: By the way, have you been able to get ahold of the specialist you were promising me?

Nate: I’m waiting for a callback.

Victor: You are the only one I can trust.

Adam: Oh, well, good morning, you two. Oh, you look unusually miserable today.

Victoria: Would you shut up, adam?

Nick: Where are we coming from? Sally’s room? Begging her for another chance? When are you gonna let it go?

[ Music begins to play “love like this” b

Adam: I missed you so much. You know, being here with you.

Sally: Yeah. It was just–

Adam: I know. For both of us. It’s not like we were planning for it.

Sally: No, no. Definitely not.

Adam: But for me, it feels right. Meant to be.

Sally: [ Exhales ] Enough.

Adam: Have, uh, either one of you seen or spoken to our father this morning?

Nick: Yeah, we just saw him at the office.

Adam: And how does he seem?

Nick: He’s in and out of his faltering mental state. Today, he seems forgetful.

Adam: Well, whatever is going on with him, it’s clearly not going away.

Nick: You might be right about that.

Adam: I actually spoke with a specialist last night.

Victoria: You spoke to someone without consulting us?

Adam: Yes. Okay? I was worried just like you are.

Nick: Did the doctor have any advice?

Adam: He advised me to have victor meet with him so he can better assess the situation. Now, I think the three of us could make that happen.

Victoria: No. No. It’s not gonna be necessary for you to be involved going forward. We’ll handle everything with our father. He doesn’t trust you. In fact, none of us do.

Victor: Where did you take me? Where are we?

Nate: Uh, the park. You asked to come here.

Victor: Oh. I can’t seem to figure this out.

Nate: Figure what out?

Victor: The moments when everything is very clear and then, suddenly becomes foggy, you know? I mean, moments of clarity and then, I don’t know, it just gone.

Nate: Okay. Okay. We’ll get that sorted. I promise.

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: One thing I do know, I do know that I’m alone.

Nate: That’s not true. You’re not alone. You have your family.

[ Victor groaning ]

Victor: No. They wanna take everything from me.

Nate: Who?

Victor: My children.

Nate: No, victor. They love you. You–

Victor: They– they wanna take my company from me, my sanity, my autonomy, everything. I mean, victoria is very angry with me.

Nate: Victoria would never do anything against you. She wouldn’t dare attempt a coup by using your condition as a weapon.

Victor: You sure about that?

Nate: Very much so.

Victor: They’re my children. I raised them to be ruthless and cutthroat as I am. Now, you see what I created? Monsters of my own making. Think about that.

Adam: Look, I get why the two of you are trying to shut me out.

Nick: It’s a delicate situation, adam. We have to proceed with caution.

Adam: And don’t you think I know that? Don’t you think I realize the consequences if word got out that our father has this condition?

Victoria: Would you please keep your voice down?

Adam: Okay. I know that you can’t trust me.

Victoria: You’re damn right we don’T.

Adam: And it’s understandable.

Victoria: Good. So then, you’ll back off.

Adam: Okay. I can’t do that because I’m as scared as you are and I’m not gonna sit by and do nothing, okay? I’m victor’s child too.

Nick: Yes, adam. We know that.

Adam: I’m not standing on the sidelines. Or turning a blind eye. I have to do something with or without you.

Victoria: So stupid.

Summer: I do trust you and chelsea.

Chloe: Well, it’s hard to accept that when you’re breathing down our necks.

Summer: This isn’t about you and it’s not about me either. This is about the spring line.

Chloe: Yeah. Which we are doing. I mean– but, it’s right there. You’re just not willing to see it.

Summer: This is a mistake.

Chloe: What?

Summer: This whole thing, the big picture, it’s just– it’s not working. And we are clearly not getting anywhere right now, so let’s take a break.

Chloe: Okay. Wait, hold on. Hold on a sec. I mean, we– we can talk this through a bit more.

Summer: I have calls that I need to make, so let’s wait for chelsea and we can reconvene, but for right now, we’re done.

Kyle: I have thought about starting my own company from time to time.

Mariah: You could totally do it. I believe in you.

Kyle: But I always end up nixing the idea because it just doesn’t feel right.

Mariah: And going back to jabot does.

Kyle: Despite its challenges, yeah. Okay. Look, when I was fired from newman media, victor gave me some advice.

Mariah: Mm. I can’t wait for this.

Kyle: He said I should go back to where I belong, working with my family. And I actually think he’s right.

Mariah: So, you’re gonna base your entire life’s purpose off of something victor told you to do.

Kyle: No. I– I think it’s been brewing in me for a while, but what he said helped clarify it.

Mariah: Enlighten me.

Kyle: Okay. I do get frustrated with my dad, but I can’t let go of the feeling that my place is at jabot. You know, my family’s company, my grandfather’s legacy.

Mariah: I didn’t know that it meant so much to you.

Kyle: Well, I think I’ve always taken it for granted because it’s been a part of my life. I mean, jabot was everything to the abbotts. It’s a part of their identity. It’s a part of me. And I now realize I will do whatever it takes to get back there.

Mariah: Even railroading billy?

Kyle: No, no, no. Don’t put it like that. Look, I deserve my spot, my place and I’m confident that eventually, things will go my way.

Chelsea: You’re concerned about kyle? Why?

Billy: Because he is gunning from my job. He had it before and he wants it back.

Chelsea: Do you think jack would give it to him?

Billy: I think he’s putting jack in a really tough position. I mean, he’s having to choose between his son and his brother. And to be honest, I don’t– I don’t feel too confident about the way he’s leaning.

Chelsea: Jack wouldn’t do that to you, would he?

Billy: He’d be making a mistake if he did. And it would make me question his judgment when it comes to jabot.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm. So, do you still blame diane for that? His blind devotion to her?

Billy: Actually, between jack and diane, she’s been the levelheaded one. And I’m sure she would want her son to work alongside them and she wouldn’t question pushing me aside.

Chelsea: So, you think you’ll be squeezed out?

Billy: Look, I’m not trying to point fingers or lay blame. Jack has had it coming at him from all sides. Started with ashley, then tucker, and now kyle. It’s enough to shake anyone’s judgment.

Chelsea: Mm-hmm. Sounds like jack could really use your leadership skills right about now.

Billy: I’ve been working hard and doing good work, I have to say. I’ve been strong and steady in that c-suite.

Chelsea: And kyle?

Billy: Kyle’s had everything handed to him. He hasn’t had to work for anything in his life. He’s not ready for a leadership role. He hasn’t paid his dues.

Chelsea: So, what’s the solution, hm? What are you gonna do?

Billy: I don’t know. It’s my family company.

Chelsea: Are you sure this is what you really want?

Billy: Yeah, it’s what I want.

Chelsea: Okay. I’m just worried that you’re doing it because you feel like you have to because you’re– you’re scared of feeling like a failure.

Billy: It’s not that. This is what I want. It’s the first time I actually feel like I’m on the right path and I’m gonna do everything I can to stay on it.

Chelsea: Well, then I support you.

Billy: Thank you. It’s nice to have you home.

Chelsea: It’s nice to be home.

Nate: It’s true. You taught your children to be ruthless, to go after what they want. Sometimes, even at the expense of each other. But not you. Never their father.

Victor: Victoria wants power. I took it from her.

Nate: Victoria has accepted her new place as your co-ceo.

Victor: You really believe that?

Nate: Yes.

Victor: Then, there’s adam. You know, adam has resented me ever since he set foot in genoa city. I– I– no matter what I try to placate him, it’s not working.

Nate: It’s possible adam is concerned about you more than you’re allowing yourself to see.

Victor: You know what’s happening? Adam and victoria are trying to take me down and I will do something to stop them.

Nate: What will you do?

Victor: I’m gonna fire their asses. Send them as far away from me and this company as possible. That’s what I’m gonna do.

Nick: I don’t know what to make of dad’s behavior. I wasn’t expecting that.

Victoria: I feel like there are only two explanations for what just happened.

Nick: All right. Care to share?

Victoria: Dad’s explanation to you the other night about his odd behavior it’s just a coverup to hopefully keep us from pursuing this further.

Nick: Meaning there is something wrong with him mentally and he doesn’t want it to get out.

Victoria: That’s one option.

Nick: What’s the other?

Victoria: Dad’s acting like he didn’t tell you that he was faking his illness because he still doesn’t trust me.

Nick: What would be the point of that?

Victoria: His end game has changed. He’s come up with another trap, but this one’s for me.

Adam: Dad? Dad? Hey, dr. Skelton. It’s, uh, adam newman. Hey, thank you for speaking with me last night. Um, I’m gonna try to arrange a meeting with my father today for drinks at society. If I give you the time, do you think that you could, uh, stop by say hello?

Chelsea: [ Gasps ] Hi.

Chloe: Oh, I’m so happy that you’re here.

Chelsea: Oh, I am so happy to see you.

Chloe: I have missed you so much. It’s so good to see you. You look, I mean, amazing. Fabulous. We have a big problem.

Chelsea: Where’s summer?

Chloe: Uh, she had to step out. Um, yeah, we– we– we needed a breather.

Chelsea: A breather? That bad, huh?

Chloe: Yeah. This is turning into a disaster of epic proportions and, um, I mean, I thought that I could get it sorted, but it’s appearing to tear apart at the seams.

Chelsea: Okay. The three of us, we’ll sit down, we will figure out a way to work this out.

Chloe: No, it– it’s not you or me. It’s summer. She is fixated and inflexible. You need to help me calm her down and get her to see that we know better than she does.

Mariah: Well, I have gotta go meet tessa and aria for the big appointment.

Kyle: Keep me posted on what happens.

Mariah: Yeah. I want you to do the same, okay? I really hope everything works out with jabot. Just a word of advice. Proceed with caution.

Kyle: Good luck. Send tessa my love and I’ll see you later.

Mariah: Mwah!

Kyle: Billy, what’s going on?

Billy: I know what you’re up to, kyle. So, we’re gonna clear the air once and for all.

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Nate: Thank you for meeting me.

Lily: Yeah, so what happened with aunt mamie that you wanted to talk about?

Nate: Well, I’ve had a couple of encounters with her lately, and they keep setting off alarms for me.

Devon: Alarms about what?

Nate: For starters, she’s still trying to get me to leave newman and join the two of you at chancellor-winters.

Devon: So, she’s being persistent.

Lily: Well, and presumptuous. I mean, she has no say in that. Not that we wouldn’t discuss it maybe in the future, but this is not her company.

Nate: I am well aware of that.

Lily: Well, is she?

Nate: I didn’t think much of it at first. Figured it was just wishful thinking on her part, you know, all the family working together. But then I found out something about aunt mamie that changes the whole ballgame, and it isn’t good.

Ashley: I’m so glad you’re here.

Mamie: And I’m so glad you’re back.

Ashley: No, you don’t understand. It makes my heart happy to see you in our house, mamie.

Mamie: Also, the fact that we’re away from the prying eyes of genoa city.

Ashley: Yeah, you’re not wrong about that. Come sit down. Have some coffee.

Mamie: [Chuckles] How are you, my girl?

Ashley: [Sighs] I’m okay. I’m getting used to, uh, being gawked at as the woman who lived happily ever after for about a week and a half.

Mamie: [Chuckles] That is so, so wrong in so many ways.

Ashley: Nothing I can’t handle.

Mamie: So, diane and jack– they’re at the office?

Ashley: Yeah, it’s just the two of us.

Mamie: Good, ’cause we have a lot of catching up to do.

Ashley: Oh, listen, we do, and first of all, I want to hear about his mysterious move you made regarding chancellor-winters.

Mamie: [Laughs]

Ashley: Very dramatic. Completely unexpected.

Mamie: Well, that was the whole idea. Expect the unexpected when miss M. Is back in town.

Ashley: So you pulled that off.

Mamie: [Chuckles] Well, I was just ready to make a change, you know, to do something different. And the only way to really do that best is with one’s family, right?

Ashley: Mm. I have so much respect for you. You’re so good at that. You’re so good at balancing your work life and your home life. I mean, I’m just not good at it, mamie.

Mamie: You know, I didn’t know that much about tucker mccall, other than that he was katherine chancellor’s son. I know that jack didn’t like him very much. I just never understood why.

Ashley: Well, jack’s just being jack and protective of me and jabot, and I’m not sure in what order.

Mamie: Oh, now, now. Jack adores you.

Ashley: Oh, I know. I like him, too, most of the time.

Mamie: Well, I do have to say, though, when I did see you and tucker together at the bicentennial gala, I sensed that there was a connection between you.

Ashley: There was.

Mamie: And then there wasn’T.

Ashley: Yeah, then there wasn’T.

Mamie: So now tucker’s out for blood. That’s what jack claims. And now he wants revenge against the abbotts because of whatever happened between the two… oh, come on. Is any of this true?

Ashley: I think the bigger question here that you’re asking is how could I have been so wrong about that man?

Billy: Hey.

Jack: Hey.

Billy: I got your text. What’s going on?

Jack: Ashley paid a visit to tucker.

Billy: Well, we knew that was only a matter of time. How did it go?

Jack: Well, she didn’t spare me too many details, but she did say this is just the first step.

Billy: So, not very good.

Jack: Well, what that means is that she is still determined to reconnect with tim, or pretend to, in order to find out what he has planned for us.

Billy: Look, maybe she’ll pull this off.

Jack: Maybe she won’T.

Billy: Here’s your problem, jack. You don’t have enough faith in anyone that isn’t named diane.

Jack: Okay, I’m gonna pretend you didn’t say that.

Billy: I’m just saying. Okay? Maybe we should give our sister the benefit of the doubt.

Jack: He is unhinged, he is dangerous, and there’s no telling what he will do when he finds out she is playing him.

Tucker: I’m sorry. I’m not buying it.

Kyle: What do you think I’m selling?

Tucker: A cynic might say your soul, but let’s just leave it at you betraying your family to come on board with us.

Kyle: This is a business transaction. I help you take control of jabot. You give me what I want. It’s simple as that.

Tucker: Ah, ah. You might be kidding yourself, but you’re not kidding me.

Kyle: I’m not trying to kid anyone. You offered this to me.

Tucker: No, audra offered it to you without my knowledge. I would have told her, bad idea, because blood is always thicker than water when it comes to the abbotts. Trust me, I know. So, I’m sitting there. I just don’t know that this isn’t some kind of trap. I just don’t know that you’re… you’re not gonna run along to jack at some point with my plans. This isn’t gonna work.

Kyle: Tucker. Tucker. Tucker. You’re making a big mistake.

Tucker: It’s not a mistake, son. It’s self-preservation, pure and simple.

Kyle: First of all, I’m not your son. And second, if you believe I have any professional allegiance to my father, then you haven’t been listening. He hasn’t shown me any, so why would I be loyal to him?

Tucker: Because he’s your father, and he’s given you everything you have, and I’m not sure I believe that you’d be willing to just blow that up when the time comes.

Kyle: Watch me light a match.

Tucker: What’s your take on this?

Audra: Well, I think you already know that, or the three of us wouldn’t be here talking right now.

Tucker: And no other vested interest?

Audra: Look, you’ll either agree to it, or you won’t, tucker.

Tucker: All right. Sell me.

Kyle: Haven’t I been doing that?

Tucker: Hardly.

Kyle: I only want what’s coming to me. I’m sure you can appreciate that desire.

Tucker: Yeah, I can, but you and i are different animals. My hands are already stained.

Kyle: Oh, you want motive? Okay, I’ll give you motive. I left my position as co-ceo of jabot to run marchetti, but my father forced me out when my marriage fell apart. But he kept my ex on board and then offered me some low-level B.S. Position at jabot as a consolation prize.

Tucker: Oh. You’re gonna have me crying.

Kyle: It doesn’t stop there. He now has billy, a proven screw-up, as his second in command, and he doesn’t feel inclined to change things even if billy screws up pretty badly.

Tucker: You know, billy was also willing to sell out his family in exchange for more control.

Kyle: You offered him that?

Tucker: He ended up choking.

Kyle: Well, billy’s weak. I’m not going to choke, and I’m tired of waiting. I’m tired of my family offering me crumbs and expecting me to take it with a smile. I want what is rightfully mine, and I will do… anything, anything to get it.

Billy: Look, as someone who tried to con tucker not that long ago, I actually appreciate our sister’s instincts.

Jack: Well, apparently, you’re not as close to tucker as ashley was.

Billy: I think that’s more obvious.

Jack: Well, just imagine what he would do to you, and then multiply that times a thousand. That’s the hell he would put her through if he found out she was the one conning him.

Billy: Okay, jack, I get that, all right? It’s a risk. But we’re talking about ashley here. When has anyone ever succeeded in telling her what to do?

Jack: Oh, never.

Billy: Exactly. And you know what? Right now I think we should trust her instincts about tucker. It took her a while, but she did finally wise up to who he really is.

Jack: Ordinarily, I would agree with you if she hadn’t fallen for him in the first place. Twice she has let him into her life, into her heart. Twice he has broken it. So, no, I would say our sister does not see clearly when it comes to tucker mccall.

Mamie: I’m so sorry, ashley.

Ashley: Why are you sorry?

Mamie: For bringing up a subject that is very painful.

Ashley: It’s okay. I mean, obviously, it’s not like I’ve forgotten it happened.

Mamie: Well, we can talk about something else. Anything else.

Ashley: No, not at all. Um… you know, frankly, I wasn’t completely blameless when it came to our marriage ending.

Mamie: How so?

Ashley: Tucker and i were starting a company together, maybe. I mean, plans were well underway. I mean, details were worked out, but when push came to shove, I couldn’t go through with it. I just found it much harder to walk away from my family and from my father’s legacy than I thought it would be.

Mamie: [Scoffs] You couldn’t give up jabot.

Ashley: Right. I know, but, um…tucker found that very upsetting. I get that. He thought that our marriage meant that we were in a partnership, a true partnership in every way, that I was putting him above everyone and everything else. So, that when I changed my mind, he felt like I had ripped the rug out from under his world, and… it got intense.

Mamie: Intense? What? What do you mean by intense?

Ashley: Tucker got really angry. I mean… I’ve never seen him that angry before in all the years I’ve known him, with everything we’ve been through, never. His eyes got really cold and really dark.

[Sobs] He was in this…rage. He just erupted into this rage, and I had to get away from him.

Mamie: Wait a minute. Are you telling me that he frightened you?

Ashley: Yeah. He terrified me.

Mamie: Uh, what? [Scoffs] Oh, my god. Ashley, I had no idea.

Ashley: Well, mamie, it’s like I said. I–

Mamie: No.

Ashley: From his perspective, I can understand–

Mamie: No! No, ashley. Don’t make excuses to me about that man. Look, it doesn’t matter what you did to him. That kind of behavior is unacceptable.

Devon: So, tucker and mamie?

Nate: That’s what it looks like.

Lily: And how did you find out about this?

Nate: Uh, she got a text from him when I was meeting with her, and it said, “we should connect this afternoon.”

Devon: Does she know you saw it?

Nate: I don’t think so. But she sure put away that phone pretty fast.

Devon: [Sighs] So, then tucker just flat out lied to me ’cause he said he had no interest in chancellor-winters.

Nate: I mean, look, this could just be a simple meeting. Maybe we shouldn’t jump to conclusions that quickly.

Devon: If it was a simple meeting, why’d she hide the phone?

Lily: Yeah, I mean, clearly, you feel the same way. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have told us. I mean, if you think about it, it makes sense, right? Things blow up with ashley, and tucker’s gone to his original plan of coming after our company.

Nate: Aunt mamie wouldn’t do that to you.

Lily: She would do it to jill in a heartbeat.

Devon: It’s true.

Lily: Well, look, let’s just assume that the company is under attack, and we have to defend it, because, I mean, tucker is swimming in capital now. He has no debt, no business with ashley, so he’s, you know, shifted course and using mamie as his way in.

Devon: [Groans]

Lily: Where are you going?

Devon: Oh, I’m gonna get the answers from the man himself.

Well, there’s no guarantee he’s going to tell you the truth.

Well, then I’ll remind him of the stakes of lying to me.

Tucker: That was a powerful statement, kyle.

Kyle: Well, if my father can’t see my worth at jabot, I’m ready to make a move.

Tucker: Over to us?

Kyle: That’s right.

Tucker: The frustrated son trying to prove his mettle to the father who doesn’t think he’s ready.

Kyle: Who will never think I’m ready.

Tucker: Never’s a long time, kyle, and sometimes the anger of the moment can turn on a dime as soon as the opportunity presents itself.

Kyle: What are you talking about?

Tucker: How about this scenario? A loyal son… sells yours truly down the river to impress jack enough to give him his old position back. Yeah, it has a certain je ne sais quoi, wouldn’t you say?

Kyle: When I make a commitment, I stick to it.

Tucker: It’s funny. That’s exactly what your uncle billy said when he was thinking about jumping ship and taking jack down.

Kyle: I’ll tell you again, I am not billy in any way, shape, or form. He does things out of desperation. I operate with logic and opportunity. Look, tucker, there is a vacuum at the top of jabot, and I intend to fill it. Trust me, I’ll know what to do when I get there.

Tucker: That remains to be seen, doesn’t it? Words are cheap.

Kyle: Not if they’re the right words.

Tucker: I’m a little more action-oriented.

Billy: Thank you. Look, the way I see it, third time’s a charm.

Jack: Well, where tucker and ashley are concerned?

Billy: Well, as far as her keeping her eyes wide open about him, yeah.

Jack: So you think we ought to let her go ahead with this plan of hers?

Billy: Maybe, just maybe, she might find something out that can be useful to us to keep him in check.

Jack: That would be huge.

Billy: Yeah, it would be. And, you know, right now, clearly, she wants to be on our side, jack. That’s a good thing, okay? I say we let her.

Jack: I’m not sure we have too many choices.

Billy: No, I don’t see any.

Jack: No, ashley’s going to do exactly what she wants to do.

Billy: And then there’s that. You all right?

Jack: Yeah, yeah, I’m fine. Why do you ask?

Billy: Seems like there’s something else on your mind.

Jack: [Sighs heavily] Yeah, actually, there is.

Billy: Okay, let’s hear it.

Jack: For the last… well, for some time now, diane and I have been trying to convince kyle to come back to jabot now that he’s left newman media. I even offered him the coo position.

Billy: [Chuckles nervously] That’s a generous offer.

Jack: Yeah, I kind of thought so, too. He turned me down. He said he would come back on one condition.

Billy: Let me guess. He wants my job.

Jack: [Sighs]

Jack: Look, I did not suggest this

Jack: Look, I did not suggest this or in any way encourage it.

Billy: But you’ve considered kyle as my replacement.

Jack: I would be lying if I said no.

Billy: Appreciate you being honest with me.

Jack: Look, I’m in a very difficult place here. I’m stuck right in the middle. There’s nothing in the world I would want more than to have my son come back where he belongs.

Billy: Yeah, I can understand that, jack. I can even admire it. Of course you’d want kyle to work alongside you with the family company. It just… it’s a little hard to swallow knowing it would be at my expense.

Jack: No, nothing has been decided.

Billy: Okay, that does not give me a lot of confidence here, especially ’cause I know through your eyes, kyle is higher on the abbott family pecking order than dear billy.

Jack: There is no pecking order. No decisions would be made except for by merit, or, look, whoever’s best for the job. That’s all that counts.

Billy: Is that right? Okay. So, let’s–let’s, uh, let’s talk about that for a second. Let’s forget about family. Kyle had the job. He walked away.

Jack: Well, he moved over to marchetti, where he learned–

Billy: Everything kyle has had has been handed to him by the family or through the family connections. Why don’t you let him work his way up? Let him pay his dues?

Jack: [Scoffs]

Billy: I’m sorry, what’s–what’s that?

Jack: I find no small amount of irony in those words, coming from you.

Billy: Oh, yeah? How do you figure?

Jack: You honestly think you paid your dues, billy?

Kyle: You–you want action? What do I need to do to prove to you that I’m serious? A test? Make up some kind of hurdle for me to clear? Look, tucker, I will do whatever is necessary to erase the doubts in your mind that I am not 100% on board.

Tucker: Hmm. Yeah, audra does tell me that you’re tenacious. I like that.

Kyle: And I will be just as tenacious when audra and i take jabot to the next level, and all you need to do is sit back and count your returns.

Tucker: [Scoffs] I’m a little more hands-on than that, but I do appreciate it when people who work for me take charge.

Kyle: Good. Now, I have to ask you a question.

Tucker: Is that right? What’s that?

Kyle: Now that ashley’s back in town, how does that affect your plans?

Tucker: [Scoffs]

Not that it’s any of your business, but not at all. She and I are no longer together.

Kyle: Yeah. You see, you just reminded me a few minutes ago that sometimes anger can turn on a dime. So I need to know, is there any chance you and ashley are getting back together? Or is there a chance that she still has some kind of influence over you? Because I’m not about to risk everything I have just for you to suddenly fall in love again and pull the plug.

Mamie: Now I can see why jack thinks that tucker is trouble!

Ashley: Mamie, okay. I get it. Jack sees everything in black and white, though. All right? Tucker’s not that. He’s gray. It’s very complicated.

Mamie: Are you telling me you still have a soft spot for this guy?

Ashley: I can’t have a soft spot for him. I know that, not after what happened. But I know tucker deeply. That makes him feel vulnerable. He doesn’t like it. He lashes out.

Mamie: At whatever is in front of him.

Ashley: Or makes him feel that way. That would be me.

Mamie: Honey… you need to run for the hills.

Ashley: I tried that. I did, and it didn’t work. I realized I had to come back and face things head on.

Mamie: By doing what?

Ashley: Well, I’m just never gonna let anybody hurt me, my family, or jabot ever again. That’s one promise I will never break.

Mamie: Good for you, my girl, because family must always come first.

Ashley: That’s right.

Mamie: Okay?

Ashley: Always. I’m glad you’re back.

Mamie: Hmm.

Billy: I just can’t believe you did that.

Jack: Did what?

Billy: You compared me to kyle. It’s insulting.

Jack: Look, all I’m saying–

Billy: You wanna talk about paying dues? You want to– you want to compare my résumé to your son’s? I worked my ass off to get to where I am at jabot, and that’s with you watching my every step, thinking that I’m gonna screw up again.

Jack: Wait, that’s an exaggeration.

Billy: No, it’s not at all. It’s felt like I’ve been on probation ever since I came back.

Jack: And you think that came out of nowhere? That I could count on you all the time? Come on.

Billy: Now you’re insulting me. Good. At least you’ll admit it.

Jack: Billy, you’re a loose cannon sometimes. Even now, even you’ll admit that.

Billy: No, i will admit that. Actually, jack, I think that’s a good thing. And when I do make a mistake, I take accountability for myself, unlike your son, who I’m guessing feels like he should be handed the throne because of his birthright.

Jack: Nothing’s being handed to kyle. Whatever he gets, whether it’s here or anywhere else, he’s going to earn it.

Billy: Then why are we having this conversation? It’s like you pitted me against him in some collision course that I’m almost guaranteed to lose.

Jack: That’s not fair.

Billy: Jack, he’s your son. He’s diane’s son. Okay? Of course you both want him to succeed at jabot and paint this beautiful family portrait, but it’s not fair. It’s not fair to me, it’s not fair to kyle, and it’s not fair to jabot, because kyle is not ready.

Tucker: Don’t worry yourself about ashley, kyle. She’s of no importance here.

Kyle: I just don’t wanna be blindsided. I’m risking a lot.

Tucker: Yeah, you’re gonna be rewarded if you can convince me that you can be trusted.

Kyle: I’ll say it again. Test me.

[Pounding on door]

Tucker: Hey.

Devon: Hey.

Tucker: Come on in.

Devon: I hope I’m not interrupting anything.

Tucker: No, no, they were just leaving. Isn’t that right?

Kyle: See you later.

Tucker: See you.

Devon: Bye.

Audra: Bye.

Devon: What was that all about?

Tucker: Uh, they’ve been seeing each other.

Devon: Mm. What they doing in your room? Giving them relationship advice?

Tucker: [Chuckles] No, no, no, I was just actually asking kyle if he knew where ashley’s head is these days. She’s back from paris.

Devon: I did not know that. Have you spoken to her?

Tucker: [Sighs] Can we not get into that right now?

Devon: Sure. Sure. I actually have some other things on my mind, too.

Tucker: Oh?

Devon: Yeah. I’m gonna ask you a question, and this is gonna be the last time I ask it. What is your connection to mamie? And this time, please don’t lie to me.

Devon: Nate saw a text that you sent mamie asking her to come and meet you.

Tucker: Yeah, yeah, I sent her a text. Um, as a matter of fact, I’m expecting her any minute.

Devon: What are you meeting about?

Tucker: You, actually.

Devon: Really?

Tucker: Yeah. I was hoping talking to her might help fix… the problem between you and me, whatever it is, so the gap between us doesn’t get any wider than it is.

Devon: So, you’re gonna talk about me? You have no other topics to discuss?

Tucker: What other topics would I discuss?

Devon: You know, it doesn’t even matter, ’cause…you don’t understand that the only thing I want is to be able to trust what comes out of your mouth.

Tucker: You can.

Devon: I can?

Tucker: I–yes, you can. I’m telling you the truth. My only interest in your aunt mamie is you.

Devon: She’s not even my aunt.

Tucker: Well…

Devon: I was adopted in that family. She just got back to town. She doesn’t know me, okay? And even if she did, you’ve lied about being in contact with her, which means I can’t believe anything you say to me moving forward.

Tucker: Where is this all coming from?

Devon: What do you mean, where is it coming from, tucker? We literally just had a conversation about this the last time we met up. Did you forget already? This is coming from years of me trying to give you the benefit of the doubt, and every single damn time, you show me exactly who you really are.

Tucker: I’m your father, and I love you. That’s who I am.

Devon: Yeah?

Tucker: Yeah.

Devon: You love me?

Tucker: Yeah.

Devon: That’s who you are. You know who else you are? You’re a liar… half the time. And you’re also someone who use anything and anybody to get what you want in life, whether it’s your family or whether it’s people you claim to care about, and that’s just the way it is. So…can you at least leave mamie out of whatever you have going on? ‘Cause she’s innocent, and I actually believe that her intentions are sincere.

[Door slams] Aunt mamie. Hi.

Mamie: [Chuckles] Devon.

Devon: How you doing?

Mamie: What are you doing here?

Devon: I was upstairs talking to tucker because I know that the two of you were meeting today.

Mamie: Oh.

Devon: Yeah. And I imagine it has something to do with you investing in chancellor-winters, because tucker is katherine’s son. Am I right?

Mamie: Your dad tucker and i have had some discussions.And i have had some discussions. His interest in chancellor-winters is because of you.

Devon: Yeah, sure. Um… let me be the one to tell you. Don’t trust him at all. Anything that he says to you or promises you is going to be a lie, and it’s for his own agenda, ’cause he–he truly doesn’t care about you or me or this company. He cares about himself.

Mamie: I’m beginning to sense that.

Devon: Well, I’m happy to hear that. I just wish it didn’t take me so long. I’ll see you.

Audra: You handled tucker well. You know, you didn’t let him intimidate you. You brought up ashley, which threw him off a little bit, but you didn’t back down, and he respects that.

Kyle: Yeah, thanks to devon’s arrival, I still don’t know what tucker wants or expects of me.

Audra: He will soon enough.

Kyle: Yeah, well, whatever it is, it’s probably not gonna be pretty, and it’s not gonna be easy, and it will involve some betrayal of my family.

Audra: Can we lose the word “betrayal”? You know, you said it yourself. This is business, and yes, tucker will have a test for you. You know, you asked him for one. Isn’t that why you reached out to me– to set up this meeting in the first place?

Kyle: Yeah.

Audra: Yeah, well, tucker wasn’t just gonna accept your word for it. These are big stakes, kyle. You’re either in or you’re out.

Mamie: My plans have changed, tucker.

Tucker: How so?

Mamie: I’ve decided I no longer need your help with chancellor-winters.

Tucker: Really? What’s changed your mind?

Mamie: A very revealing discussion with ashley.

Tucker: And?

Mamie: I’m learning things about you that, frankly, I cannot tolerate.

Tucker: And you just decided to take her word for it?

Mamie: I also just spoke with devon.

Tucker: Then you must know I’m also a liar. Maybe I’m the devil himself.

Mamie: No, I’m not afraid of the devil. You, mr. Mccall, are something else entirely. My goal of bringing control of chancellor-winters back to my family is pure. I have no other agenda. But your motives, on the other hand, are not quite as noble, are they?

Tucker: Why should i plead my case to you now when you’ve already judged and condemned me?

Mamie: I trusted you to begin with, because you were katherine’s son.

Tucker: No, you trusted me, mamie, because I’m rich and have a ruthless reputation, and you were desperate to be rid of jill abbott. So, here’s a question. How do you expect to do that without me?

Kyle: Oh, I’m still in.

Audra: That’s good to know. You had me worried there for a second. You know, I just thought of something. What would you do if your dad surprised you by agreeing to give you billy’s job?

Kyle: Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.

Audra: Hypothetically.

Kyle: Well, then I would take it, obviously. I mean, I did put the ultimatum out there.

Audra: Hmm. So, then what would happen to our little alliance?

Kyle: Gone.

Audra: Oh.

Kyle: You’d be our adversary, and I would have to destroy you.

Audra: Ouch. [Laughs]

Kyle: [Laughs]

Audra: Well, then let’s keep hoping your father continues to let you down. Come here.

Kyle: Where are we going?

Audra: Mm.

Jack: Billy, I’m telling you, I asked kyle what it would take to lure him back to jabot. That is the truth.

Billy: Well, I guess now I know what direction he’s headed– straight after my job.

Jack: He gave me an honest answer. I can’t fault him for that.

Billy: Yeah. Kyle’s an ambitious young man, isn’t he? Well, good for him. But it’s you, jack. You’re the one that invited him back to jabot. And is that to keep an eye on me, maybe? Okay, well, message received, loud and clear. But let me tell you this. If you replace me, it’s not gonna be because I screwed up. That’s not gonna happen. I’m holding on to this job… for many reasons, one of them being because I deserve it, and I’m gonna fight like hell to keep it. Damn straight about that.

Jack: [Sighs]

[Sighs]

[Knock on door]

Lily: Hey. How’d it go?

Devon: It went about as well as I thought it would go.

Lily: Okay, so what did tucker say about mamie?

Devon: He said that he was meeting mamie to talk about me and get advice on how to fix the tension between us.

Lily: I mean, that could be true.

Devon: You think it’s true? Yeah?

Lily: Well, maybe. Maybe there is a part of him that wants to be closer to you.

Devon: Then why does he keep sabotaging our relationship? Every time I let my guard down and consider letting him in my life, he takes advantage, like he’s doing right now.

Lily: So, did you eventually get the truth out of him?

Devon: Who knows what I got out of him? I never know. I do think that this is about chancellor-winters, and I do think that he’s plotting something.

Tucker: Let’s not forget, I’m the rightful heir to chancellor.

Mamie: [Chuckles] Oh, yes, we know. You will always be katherine’s son. But she didn’t leave the company to you now, did she, tucker?

Tucker: No, she left it to victor newman. You wanna hand it back to him?

Mamie: Hmph.

Tucker: I have– I have no interest in running chancellor-winters. I wanna let devon do that, and I have no qualms with lily’s involvement. But none of that is going to happen–none of it, as long as jill abbott is still in the picture.

Mamie: Hmph. I’m well aware of that.

Tucker: Right, so you and i have a vested interest in seeing her removed. And you know I’m the only one who can make that happen.

Mamie: [Laughs] I don’t think so.

Tucker: What does that mean?

Mamie: It means you are bad news, tucker. I’m gonna take my chances elsewhere. I really regret that i trusted you in the first place.

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Nate: I have some brilliant contacts in the mental health and psycho-neurological communities. Say the word and I’ll make arrangements to get you tested, accurately diagnosed and treated. And to ease your mind, they’ll be as sensitive to the importance of discretion in this situation as I am.

Victor: All right. And I’m gonna reiterate, not a word of this to anyone, all right? Not even to victoria.

Nate: She’d be relieved to hear you’re doing something about this. But it’s your decision to make, not mine.

Victor: And by the way, not a word of this to adam, all right? And if any of the doctors should call you back, tell them to contact you on your cell phone, not the regular landline, not by email. ‘Cause if adam picks up on any of this, it’ll be disastrous.

Nate: You’re that suspicious?

Victor: Well, can you blame me? I bet you adam is smelling the blood in the water already. And by the way, this conversation stays between us. You and me. Or else.

Mamie: Well, good morning, nephew.

Nate: Aunt mamie. Good morning.

Mamie: Oh, that’s a touch blase. May I join you or would you rather be alone?

Nate: No, no. Come, come join me.

Mamie: Well, thank you. Now, why are you looking like that?

[ Nate sighing ]

Nate: Nothing new. Just a– another conflict surfacing at newman.

Mamie: Mm-hmm. Well, I know I should say that I’m sorry, but neither one of us is going to believe that. The way I see it, you have two choices. You can keep drowning in that newman turmoil or you can realize that there is more to life than that and just move on.

Jack: Good morning.

Diane: Mm. Morning. Hey.

Jack: You were up early. Did you maybe see ashley?

Diane: Uh, no. Mrs. Martinez says she left a while ago.

Jack: Yeah. Did she say where my sister was off to?

Diane: No. And you know mrs. Martinez, she didn’t think it was her business. She just said that ashley had some loose ends to tie up and she wasn’t sure when she’d be back.

Jack: Well, you know what that means.

Diane: Yeah, I’m afraid I do.

Jack: I’m afraid the advice I gave her about staying away from tucker didn’t sink in. Damn it. They are probably together right now.

[ Knocking on door ]

Nate: I know you’d love nothing more than to lure me away from newman enterprises.

Mamie: With good reason.

Nate: But this would be a terrible time for me to leave right now.

Mamie: Terrible for whom? Your colleagues or for you? Believe me, they are thinking about themselves, so you should only be thinking about you.

Nate: I can’t do that to victoria, aunt mamie. I can’t leave her in the lurch.

Mamie: Oh, my. It sounds like things are getting ugly indeed.

Nate: Nice try. But I’m not gonna share any details, so you might as well stop snooping.

Mamie: Oh, come on. You can’t blame your auntie for trying.

[ Jack huffing ]

Jack: Voicemail again. Unbelievable.

Diane: Jack, you’ve gotta let this go. If ashley feels like this is something she needs to do, then there’s nothing you can do to stop her.

Jack: I know you’re right, but we just got her back. The idea of her going into the lion’s den to try to trick tucker into a truce. Is it any wonder why I worry about that?

Diane: I understand. And I– all right, I cannot believe I’m about to defend her, but you and billy just tried to do exactly the same thing. Why is it okay for the two of you and not for her?

Jack: Billy and I haven’t married him twice.

Diane: Yes, there’s that. Which means that ashley knows tucker probably better than anyone else does. So, if anyone has a chance of getting through to him, it’s your sister.

[ Jack exhaling ]

Tucker: Come in. When did you get back?

Ashley: Oh, boy. Does it really matter?

Tucker: How was your flight?

Ashley: Please don’T. I can’t take the small talk.

Tucker: Okay. Well, you have rejected every effort I’ve made to reconnect and talk things out so far, so I assume you must have something very pertinent and, uh, important on your mind.

Ashley: I think it’s important, yeah.

Tucker: Well, don’t tell me, let me guess. You’d like to know what nefarious scheme I have plotted against your family, right? I can clear that up for you right now. None. And I made that clear to jack as well.

Ashley: Okay.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: I hope it’s true.

Tucker: So, are you here to try to chase me out of town? Jack and billy already tried and failed. Pathetically, I might add.

Ashley: Um, why don’t you just shut up and I’ll tell you why I’m here tucker.

Tucker: Oh, yes, ma’am.

[ Ashley sighing ]

Ashley: I’m sorry.

Nate: Well, you never told me what exactly you havcellor-winters.

Mamie: Nate, all snooping aside…

Nate: For how long exactly?

[ Mamie scoffing ]

Mamie: Some exciting things are about to happen over at chancellor-winters. This would be the perfect time for you to get in on the action. Do you really want to miss out on that so that you can stick around when things seem to be making you pretty unhappy?

Nate: I never said I was unhappy and you seem to be glossing over some details.

Mamie: How so?

Nate: Well, you never told me what exactly you have planned for chancellor-winters. And why you think it’s gonna make jill’s head explode.

Mamie: All in good time, nephew. All in good time.

Nate: See, the more you tease and deflect, the more I begin to suspect you have some kind of coup in the works. And let me tell you right now, that would be a monumentally bad idea.

Tucker: Yeah, I wish I could believe your apology, but unfortunately, I don’T.

Ashley: I didn’t think it was gonna be easy.

Tucker: That’s the problem. It seems a little too easy. You want some coffee?

Ashley: Sure. I’d love a cup.

Tucker: Because, uh, I texted you recently and I asked you if there was any way back from where we are and you responded with a very emphatic no. So, what happened? Did you have some kind of change of heart over boston or cincinnati on the flight home?

Ashley: Not really a change of heart. Maybe I just started listening to my heart.

Tucker: Oh, yeah. Wouldn’t that be peachy? Except I see right through you, ashley. You’re hoping I will let my guard down.

Ashley: Yeah, well, jack said you were gonna react like this.

Tucker: Jack said? Ha. Oh, you gotta love the irony.

Ashley: Yeah. Actually, I don’t love anything about this. Not even a little bit. It’s a struggle.

Tucker: Okay. Well, just for kicks, let’s pretend I did believe your apology. What would this I’m sorry of yours actually look like?

Jack: You’re not wrong. Ashley knows tucker better than any of us ever will, as much as it sickens me to say that.

Diane: Well, then you’re going to have to trust that she knows how to handle him.

Jack: How can I do that when all he has done is manipulate her and terrify her?

Diane: I know. And you’ve done your best to remind ashley of that. She’s a grown woman, jack. These are her choices, not yours.

Jack: I know. I know. I just hate the idea of her being anywhere around that low-life son of a bitch. After everything he’s done to her, everything he’s done to all of us. Hey.

Diane: Morning.

Jack: Where you off to?

Kyle: Harrison’s got a day off from school, so I thought I’d take him to the park for some soccer and one of those strawberry ice cream sandwiches he thinks we should have every night for dinner instead of vegetables. Oh, um, and linda is gonna pick him up from the park since I am headed from there to a meeting at a prospective job.

Diane: A prospective job? What is it?

Jack: Working for whom? Anyone we know?

Kyle: Um, yeah, it’s nothing solid yet and I don’t want to jinx my chances by talking about it.

Jack: I wish I could find some way to convince you to stop looking outside the family and come back to jabot.

Diane: That makes two of us.

Kyle: You can make that happen right now. All you have to do is replace billy with me. So, if you’re ready to do that, I will cancel my meeting in the blink of an eye.

Jack: I’ll tell you what. I’ve been thinking about this. I am willing to offer you the coo position at jabot, effective immediately.

Kyle: I don’t want the coo position. It’s an insult and a demotion. I want my old job back. Look, dad, it’s this simple. I earned it. I deserve it. You want me to come back? I would love to come back. But under that one condition. So, what’s it gonna be? Yes or no? All righty then, enough said. Thanks anyway, dad.

Diane: I understand your dilemma. I do.

Jack: But?

Diane: But kyle’s right. Coo is a demotion. It’s a token position without any power. If you ask me, the right thing to do is to get rid of billy before he harms the company and bring kyle back as co-ceo.

[ Jack sighing ] When my doctor gave me

Jack: I understand the instinct to bring kyle back to replace billy at jabot, but I’ve said it before, the thought of what that would do to my brother, mentally and emotionally, it scares me. Could send him into another self-destructive tailspin and I’d be responsible this time.

Diane: If billy is that fragile, then he shouldn’t be running a company.

Jack: Jabot is not just my legacy. It’s billy’s too.

Diane: And kyle’S.

Jack: Yes. And kyle’S. Kyle has every right that billy and I have to work in the family company, but… he’s the younger generation.

Diane: That’s right. To move forward. He’s done the work. He’s proven himself. You know that.

Jack: Yeah. Look, I want to do the right thing. I haven’t figured out what that is yet.

Diane: Well, do you want to hear another possibility?

Jack: God, yes, please.

Diane: You could step down and let kyle and billy run jabot together. I mean, think about it. You’d be ceo emeritus. You wouldn’t have to think about running a corporation anymore. You and I, hey, we could do all the things that we’ve fantasized about since we’ve gotten back together. We could have dinner in monaco, wake up in milan. We can fly harrison into the alps to go skiing.

Jack: Now, you’re bringing harrison in. You don’t fight fair.

Diane: I know. Is it working?

Jack: It’s food for thought, yeah. Actually, off the top of my head, I only see one downside.

Diane: And what is that?

Jack: Well, with kyle and billy running jabot, how long do you think it’ll be ’til they’re both ready to kill each other?

[ Kyle laughing ]

Kyle: Why on earth would I consider joining forces with tucker mccall?

Audra: Because one way or another, he will get his hands on jabot.

Kyle: What did tucker offer you?

Audra: The top job.

Kyle: Figures.

Audra: And you running it with me. Okay, tucker prefers to stay on the sidelines. Okay, he wouldn’t be involved in the day-to-day. Hey, we could run jabot the way it should be run.

Kyle: And all I would have to do is betray my mother and father.

Audra: Look, all I’m asking you to do is to think about yourself for a change. You know, what’s best for kyle? Instead of settling for whatever crumbs your family throws at you. Your father, he had his success, a great career, okay? Now– now, would it really be the end of the world for him to step back and see his son take the reins? Yeah. Isn’t that how family dynasties survive?

Kyle: No, no, no. What you’re proposing will blow up our family dynasty.

Audra: Not if you were on board. Not if you and I took over that family business and made it vital and exciting again.

Kyle: You’re not family.

Audra: Well, you know, jack clearly doesn’t want to give you the chance. Tucker and I can. And it would be the mistake of a lifetime if you turned it down. So, kyle, are you ready to sit in that jabot co-ceo chair you deserve?

Kyle: I am tired of being pushed to the side. Treated like jabot isn’t my birthright just as much as it is my father’s and my uncle’S. I’m going to take control of my future by helping you and tucker take control of jabot. Oh. Heads up, harrison. Oh, ah, my fault, bad throw.

[ Kyle laughing ]

Audra: That boy’s got talent. Much like his father.

Kyle: Hold that thought.

Audra: Hm.

Kyle: Hm.

Audra: Consider it held.

Kyle: So, am I still meeting with tucker today?

Audra: Yeah. Last I heard. You know, I– I called him earlier, but it went straight to voicemail.

Kyle: So, I should assume it’s a go, unless I hear otherwise from you, right?

Audra: Yeah, probably. Possibly, maybe, or not.

Kyle: Is there a problem I should know about?

Audra: Well, you know, it’s tucker, and, uh, frankly he doesn’t trust you.

Kyle: Well, I can’t blame him. I am an abbott after all. What can I do to change his mind?

Audra: Well, bearing in mind that we are dealing with tucker mccall, you know, he wants to put you up to some loyalty test.

Kyle: Okay. What kind of test?

Audra: That’s to be determined.

Ashley: Well, tucker, I guess I was kind of hoping we could figure out the I’m sorry part together.

Tucker: You must have some idea or two in mind. No? Okay, how about this? Let’s just hit the rewind button, ashley. And– and transport ourselves back to paris on our honeymoon. And be there the way it was before you yanked my world apart and just forget about the fight. And proceed from there. Can we do that? Could you?

Ashley: Not after what happened.

Tucker: No, yeah. Yeah, I figured.

Ashley: And I’m not turning my back on jabot. That hasn’t changed.

Tucker: Oh, absolutely not. You made that perfectly clear in paris. And you made it perfectly clear that the company we spent months planning is never gonna happen also.

Ashley: That’s true.

Tucker: So, you’re not sorry that you couldn’t possibly exist without jabot? And you’re not sorry that you took a wrecking ball to our company? What exactly are you sorry about?

Ashley: Can we just try to be civil with each other?

Tucker: Civil with each other?

Ashley: Yeah, that would be a step in the right direction.

Tucker: Did you or did you not tell jack that I terrified you in paris?

Ashley: I did tell him that. Yeah.

Tucker: Terrified you?

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: Would you like to apologize to me for saying that?

Ashley: You did terrify me. I’ve never seen you that angry before, ever. You were beyond angry.

Tucker: Well, you just totally rejected me is all. No big deal.

Ashley: You know, that’s how you chose to look at it, tucker. You took my change of heart as a complete rejection of you. It wasn’t a complete rejection of you. So tell me, do you take any accountability for any of this?

Tucker: I got mad, yeah.

Ashley: You got mad? You were in a blind rage, tucker, and you– you made me afraid of you. And the fact that you don’t have any regret for that tells me everything I need to know about you.

Tucker: I have regret for it. I have sincere regret for it. Not for what I said though. But yes, I’m sorry for the way I said it.

Ashley: Well, that’s a step, I guess. I mean, it’s a small step, but look, I take responsibility because from your perspective, I could see that– that it– it felt like I was tearing a part of your world out from under you, okay?

Tucker: I’d say a little more than a part.

[ Ashley sighing ]

Ashley: It wasn’t calculated. Please look at me. It wasn’t calculated. It just evolved.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: And the bottom line is, okay, you and I are both responsible for what happened between us and– and I’m– I’m not here to warn you. I’m not here to threaten you.

[ Tucker chuckling ]

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: I mean, can’t we just take a step and try to put this anger behind us?

Tucker: And then? ‘Cause your words sound very heartfelt, but what is it you’re actually willing to do?

Ashley: I don’t have any answers for your questions.

Tucker: In that case, this seems like an uncharacteristic misstep on your part.

Ashley: How so?

Tucker: Well, you come over here for a meeting and you have no idea what you want to get out of it.

Ashley: You know, I was just starting the conversation, tucker. I don’t know where it’s going to lead.

Tucker: Okay. So, you don’t know what you intend to do. What do you expect me to do?

Ashley: I don’t know. You wanna throw me out, slam the door behind me? Is that all we have left after everything?

Tucker: Maybe. Probably.

Ashley: You know, or you can take the first step like I’m trying to do and we can just agree that we are both to blame for what happened.

Kyle: It makes sense. Tucker would probably suspect I would head straight home from a meeting with him and tell my dad exactly what was happening.

Audra: But you would never do that, right? Because you’d be betraying me as well.

Kyle: No, I wouldn’T. And who better than you knows how discreet I can be?

Audra: You know what else I know about you? That I can discuss in public with your little boy maybe running up to us at any moment.

Kyle: What’s that?

Audra: I know that you’re ambitious. I know that you are incredibly smart and I know that there’s no doubt in your mind that joining tucker and me is a brilliant way of guaranteeing your future.

Kyle: Hm.

Audra: Unless there’s been some new development at home or at jabot since the last time we talked?

Kyle: Nope, nothing. I’m still on the outside looking in. In fact, I made it clear to my dad this morning that the only way I would return to jabot would be if I replaced billy.

Audra: How’d he react?

Kyle: He threw me a bone, offered me the coo position.

Audra: That’s a measly bone.

Kyle: Yep.

Audra: You know, selfishly, I’m glad he passed on your one perfectly reasonable condition. Objectively though, I– I don’t understand what he’s thinking.

Kyle: Yeah, I think I do actually. Look, it’s not for my dad’s lack of faith in me and he’s worried about what it would do to billy.

Audra: Well, I– I mean, that doesn’t make any sense. Look, I don’t know, billy very well, but he seems very capable of landing on his feet no matter what happens.

Kyle: Trust me, billy may seem tough and shrewd, but once you look past the designer suits and the cocky swagger, billy has a fragile psyche that implodes whenever he feels like he’s failed or he’s been rejected. He’s been in some dark places and I imagine my dad doesn’t want to feel responsible for sending him there again.

Audra: I had no idea. You know, he hides it very well. What kind of dark places?

Kyle: Uh, gambling, drinking, just… you know, let’s not get into it. I mean, billy and I have our differences, but he’s still my uncle.

Audra: So, here’s the question you might want to think about. You know, jack and billy might implode when tucker succeeds at ripping jabot away from them. Can you honestly say you’re okay with that?

Ashley: I heard you were in town. Hi!

Mamie: Ashley, I’m thrilled to see you. Oh, you look wonderful.

Ashley: So, do you. It’s so good to see you. Hi, nate.

Nate: Ashley. Good to see you. Welcome back.

Ashley: Thank you.

Mamie: I didn’t know that you had come back from paris.

Ashley: Yeah.

Mamie: I’m so sorry to hear that your marriage didn’t work out.

Ashley: Oh, yeah. Well, another one bites the dust. I’ll be okay.

Mamie: Oh, I know my ashley, so I have no doubt about that. So, why don’t you sit and have some coffee and we’ll talk all about it.

[ Mamie laughing ]

Ashley: I have a bunch of things I have to do at the house, but why don’t you come home with me? Everybody would love to see you and then you and I can plan a dinner, just the two of us.

Mamie: Oh, I wouldn’t miss out on that.

Ashley: Oh, yay. Okay. Great.

[ Phone chiming ]

Nate: Everything okay?

Mamie: Well, it will be when you say yes and promise to come over to chancellor-winters. And don’t expect me to give up.

Ashley: Oh, she’s not kidding, but you probably already know that.

Nate: Oh, I have no doubt.

Mamie: Let’s go home.

Ashley: Okay. See you later. How’s everything at newman?

Nate: Business as usual.

Ashley: Okay. I think I get that. Bye.

Mamie: I’ll be in touch.

Ashley: Come on.

Nate: I know you will be.

Kyle: By the way, there’s something you should know if you don’t know already.

Audra: Uh, what’s that?

Kyle: Ashley got back from paris last night?

Audra: Um, I didn’t see that coming. Does tucker know she’s back?

Kyle: I’m not sure.

Audra: Did she say anything about tucker or, um, what the plans are for the two of them?

Kyle: Not a thing, but that’s typical ashley. She plays things pretty close to the vest.

Audra: The first time you see her since things blew up between tucker and her in paris and you didn’t think to ask?

Kyle: We only had a few minutes to talk.

Audra: And she didn’t say anything about tucker or their fight?

Kyle: Well…

Audra: Uh-oh, what?

Kyle: She warned me that you’re using me.

Audra: I’m using you? I can’t wait to hear how I’m doing that.

Kyle: Mm. Well, according to ashley, you and tucker are just using me for information. About her, jabot, the abbots. You name it.

Audra: Well, she’s not wrong. Except for the using you part.

Kyle: I mean, I understand why she would go there. I am a great source of information. That’s why me being involved with tucker’s plan benefits us all. Look, as long as I get what I want, I’m good. I’m ready to see this through.

Audra: Mm. So, she didn’t manage to plant even a tiny seed of doubt in your head about me? Is there any part of you that’s wondering if maybe, you know, I am just using you?

Kyle: Mm. Nope. In fact, there’s a certain symmetry to it. When, uh– when we first got involved, my family kept accusing me of using you.

Audra: For what?

Kyle: The distraction of the pain from my divorce with summer.

Audra: Yeah. I– I– I thought that might be the case at first. And not that I minded. That made sense.

Kyle: Well, the pain is gone and yet, I’m still here. Ah.

Audra: Oh.

Kyle: Oh, more on that later.

Audra: Okay.

Kyle: In the meantime, I have to admit, my curiosity is killing me. I’m dying to know more details about how tucker plans to pull off this takeover of jabot.

[ Phone chiming ]

Audra: Um, okay. Oh, you’re not gonna have to wait much longer for that answer. From tucker. “I’m ready to meet kyle if he’s still available.”

Kyle: Tell him, yes, I am still available. I’ll go tell the nanny we’re leaving and say goodbye to harrison.

Audra: Okay. Um, hey, I– I just got your text. Uh, yeah. I’m at chancellor park with kyle right now.

Tucker: Perfect timing.

Audra: Hey, before we get there, uh, a quick heads up. Ashley is back in town.

Tucker: Yeah, that’s old news. She just left my room.

Audra: What happened? How did it go?

Tucker: I’ll fill you in later. Right now, bring me kyle abbott.

Kyle: Ready?

Audra: Yeah, I– I just called tucker and I told him we’re on our way.

Kyle: Well, let’s not keep the man waiting.

Audra: Right.

Nate: Sounds good. Thanks. Hey. Weren’t you fired?

Kyle: I was, thanks for reminding me.

Nate: Ah, and didn’t nikki make it clear that if you want to keep your job, you and kyle are to stop seeing each other.

Audra: Nate, what business is it of yours? And why do you care either way?

Nate: Why do I care? You know what? You’re absolutely right. I shouldn’T. Enjoy your morning, you two.

Audra: Okay.

Mamie: I ran into this beautiful lady at the athletic club and I’m just dying to know how she’s holding up after her marriage so suddenly fell apart.

Ashley: Oh, my god, mamie.

Jack: So, you went to the club?

Ashley: I went to the club and I saw tucker.

Diane: And you’re all right?

Ashley: Ah, yeah. Does jet lag count?

Diane: How’d it go?

Ashley: Pretty much as expected.

Jack: I practically begged you to stay away from tucker. He’s a wild card. He is volatile. He is dangerous. And the last time you were with him, he terrified you. Your words, not mine. And yet, first thing in the morning, you’re off to see him.

Ashley: Well, only because I feel like I’m the best person to get inside his mind and find out what he’s planning.

Jack: Oh, and I’m sure he knew that was your agenda the moment he opened his door and saw you.

Ashley: Maybe. Well, anyway, I– I said I was there to give him the opportunity to apologize to me.

Diane: And how’d that go?

Ashley: I’m fine. First steps were taken. Now, could I please get some coffee? I’m dying here.

Jack: Ash, I am begging you now. Stay away from tucker. This game you’re playing is dangerous. Just let it go.

Tucker: Hey, thanks for agreeing to meet.

Kyle: Uh, my pleasure.

Tucker: Sit down. So, I’m gonna get right to the point and I’m gonna be blunt because it saves time. Audra tells me you are willing to betray your family in order to secure a higher position at jabot. Is that true?

Kyle: Okay. Yeah, that was blunt. I wouldn’t put it quite like that–

Tucker: It’s a yes or no question.

Kyle: She’s right. I am.

Tucker: Okay, in that case, tell me why I should for a second believe you’re telling me the truth.

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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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Adam: You know, why does it feel like I just got caught sneaking into my parents’ liquor cabinet.

Nate: I don’t know, Adam. Have you been caught? What are you doing in here?

Adam: Why do you care?

Nate: Oh, that you’re sneaking around victor’s office, sitting in his chair like you own the place. Why would that concern me, Adam?

Adam: Look, I just was–

Nate: Fantasizing what it would be like, huh?

Adam: Um, I don’t need to fantasize since I’ve actually run this company.

Nate: But right now, you work for me. You know I’m gonna have to tell Victor, right?

Adam: And that would be fine. But okay, I admit it, technically, I should have run this by you first. I’m supposed to report to you and I shouldn’t be taking orders from anybody else in the company, but he is, you know, my dad

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Adam: Nick. Look, I realize that I’m the last person that you want to deal with right now.

Nick: Way to read the room.

Adam: Listen, wait, wait. Can we please just put everything else aside for a minute and talk about dad? Because I’m really concerned something’s wrong with him.

Nick: You know, the first time Vic brought this up, that she thought that dad was acting confused, I didn’t pay much attention to it. I just thought that she was exaggerating because she was bitter that dad demoted her.

Adam: Okay. Well then, what changed?

Nick: Dad’s the smartest person in every room, you know? He’s always three steps ahead.

Adam: Yeah, and yet, he’s done some questionable things lately that things that the smartest man in the room would not do.

Nick: But wouldn’t it be just like dad to do something like this as part of a grand plan?


 

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Y&R Transcript Friday, October 27, 2023

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Victoria: Are you telling me that dad has been faking it this whole time? His mind isn’t failing him?

Nick: Yep.

Victoria: That this is just another one of his games, to see which one of us would exploit his illness and take advantage of him?

Nick: It’s all one big trap, vic.

Victoria: What is the point? I mean, does he really think that we would try to steal newman enterprises away from him? No, I– no, nick. I mean, come on. This is just– it’s too cruel. It’s– it’s– it’s too horrible.

Nick: You know dad would and he did. I mean, he faked his own death to try and catch adam. It’s right out of the victor newman playbook. Anytime he’s worried about who he can and can’t trust, he does whatever it takes to test the loyalty of the people around him.

Victoria: Whose loyalty is he testing? Mine, yours, adam’s? I mean– I mean, we’ve all been worried sick about him. I was afraid at some point that we might lose him.

Nick: I know. I was shocked too at first, but then I was relieved.

Victoria: How did you find out?

Nick: It doesn’t matter. The point is…

Victoria: It was dad, wasn’t it? Dad. I see. So, you’re the only one in the family that he trusts.

Nick: I’m so sick of fighting with you.

Adam: Well, then just admit that sally still wants me.

Nick: If you believe that, you’re more delusional than I thought.

Adam: Okay, well, then why are you so angry? If the two of you are in love, why don’t you ride off into the sunset together and just leave me the hell alone? Because maybe she doesn’t want you.

Sally: Stop it.

Adam: Sally, will you tell nick that you’re still in love with me?

Nick: No, why don’t you tell adam he’s delusional?

Sally: Stop, I’m begging you.

Nick: We were happy, sally. You know that. If he really loved you, why does he do everything he can to take away your happiness?

Adam: I couldn’t have ruined it if it was real. Just face it, nick, you lost.

Nick: Are you listening to this? This has nothing to do with you, sally. This is about him winning and taking away everything that I care about.

Adam: You know, believe it or not, there’s parts of my life, nick that have nothing to do with you.

Nick: You have been competing with me since the day you got to town.

Adam: Oh, please, don’t flatter yourself. You’re not that important. Not to me, not to anyone.

Sally: Stop it!

Nick: You’re the only one who could stop it. You choose right now. Me or him.

Sally: I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. Oh, I don’t know. I don’t know.

Adam: My father doesn’t seem to be inclined to want to deal with what’s going on with him. I mean, how is an apology from me gonna change anything, if he can’t accept something’s even wrong with him? How is he gonna accept somebody taking responsibility for it?

Sally: Okay. Then, what can you do?

Adam: I, um, I reached out to a doctor.

Sally: A psychiatrist?

Adam: Mm-hmm. I told him what was going on. I told him how he was acting and he agreed that it was serious. But then again, how do I get him to talk to a man without him realizing what’s really going on?

Sally: Yeah. No, I agree. It’s a risky move.

Adam: Yeah, and it could completely backfire. He could just think this is me trying to work another angle. This is another con. But I’m gonna have to take that chance. I’m gonna have to follow through with it because honestly, I don’t know what else to do. Uh, dr. Skelton. Hey, adam newman. Thank you for meeting me. I know it’s late.

Skelton: I saw my last patient an hour ago, so this isn’t that late for me. Psychiatrists need to be flexible.

Adam: Oh, well, I’m sure. You come highly recommended.

Skelton: Well, thank you, mr. Newman.

Adam: Oh, no, please call me adam.

Skelton: Oh, thank you, adam. So, what can I do for you?

Adam: Well, before we get into it, I need to know that I can count on your discretion.

Skelton: Of course. All professional conversations between me and my clients are strictly confidential.

Adam: Okay. Well, I appreciate that.

Skelton: According to your message, this meeting between us isn’t about you. It’s about your father?

Adam: Yes, it is. And, uh, my father happens to be victor newman.

Skelton: Ah, yes. Well, I’ve certainly heard of him.

Adam: Yes. He’s, uh, a well-known, enormously successful businessman who’s also stubborn and usually the smartest person in the room.

Skelton: Well, his reputation certainly precedes him. I remember reading his unauthorized biography which I took with a grain of salt, by the way.

Adam: Yeah. Well, details aside, it wasn’t called ruthless for nothing.

[ Skelton chuckling ]

Skelton: So, how can I help?

Adam: I need your advice. I think he’s exhibiting signs of dementia.

Nikki: What do you think nicholas is going to do with this information that there’s nothing wrong with you?

Victor: He’ll probably go straight to victoria and tell her all.

Nikki: I imagine she’ll be quite upset.

Victor: And that is why she must not hear a word about any of this, all right?

Nikki: I would say that ship has sailed.

Victor: She’ll eventually understand.

Nikki: I don’t know that she will.

Victor: I don’t care. Doesn’t interfere with my plan.

Nikki: Your plan. Your wretched plan. What is the next step in this plan?

Victor: Kindly send him in. Thank you.

[ Nikki sighing ] Hello, nate.

Nate: Nikki, victor. I hope I’m not interrupting.

Victor: Not at all. Thank you for coming.

Nikki: Hello, nate.

Victor: Darling, would you give us some time?

Nikki: Are you sure?

Victor: Yeah.

Nate: I got here as soon as I could, victor. Is everything all right? Your call sounded a bit ominous.

Victor: Oh, yeah? In what way?

Nate: You told me I might be the only person you can trust.

Victor: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. That is what I told you. All right. Right.

Victor: You know, nate, it is difficult to trust people who think that you’re no longer capable of running your own business because they think you’re losing your marbles.

Nate: Who is accusing you of that?

Victor: My children. My flesh and blood.

Nate: I can’t imagine that’s true.

Victor: Yeah.

Nate: They love you and have normal concerns about their father.

Victor: Wish that were so. Has victoria told you anything about this in private? I need to know what she has told you.

Nick: Look, dad didn’t just come out and tell me he was faking. He left a clue in his desk drawer. Adam found it and showed it to me. I just sort of put the whole thing together, confronted dad and he came clean.

Victoria: What kind of clue?

Nick: It was this bizarre drawing that he had done that tied back to one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Uh, it wouldn’t mean anything to anyone but me.

Victoria: What book was it?

Nick: It’s called the serpent of names.

Victoria: I don’t remember it.

Nick: Yeah. It’s not something you ever would have been interested in. When I first saw it, I thought it was like a cry for help, but then it occurred to me that it was meant for me. He wanted me to figure this out.

Victoria: Why?

Nick: I’m guessing to recruit me as an ally.

Victoria: So, I was right. You are the only one that he trusts.

Nick: I think that’s just because I don’t have any stake in the power struggle at newman.

Victoria: And adam and I are right in the middle of it.

Nick: And don’t forget nate. He gets something from the company too.

Victoria: Does dad know that you’re telling me about this?

Nick: I told him I was gonna tell you. And mom insisted that we come clean to you because she didn’t want you to agonize any longer over this imaginary mental condition.

Victoria: Mom knows about this? She’s been keeping all of this from me? How long has she been in on this, nick?

Skelton: I’m eager to help adam, but I’m sure you understand that I can’t make any kind of valid diagnosis without a face-to-face evaluation of your father.

Adam: No, and of course. And I would not expect you to do that. I was just hoping that you could maybe help guide me in the right direction if I was to give you some examples of what’s going on with him.

Skelton: Just as long as we agree that this is a completely informal discussion, nothing diagnostic.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Agreed. And just so you know, I’ve only witnessed these things firsthand. It’s just a few of them. Everything else I heard from my brother and my sister.

Skelton: Understood.

Adam: Okay. Well, let’s see. He forgot that he had appointed my stepmother, not my sister, to be in charge of one of the company’s divisions. He called me by my brother’s name, which I realize that’s not that uncommon, but it was the way that he denied it. He got so defensive and then he flew into a fit of rage. He fired me from a position he had appointed me to, and then it wasn’t even five minutes later, he said goodbye with a happy and jovial, “I’ll see you back at the office.” And then he brought up the baby that, um, my former girlfriend and I were expecting as if it had slipped his mind that we lost her weeks ago. And the list goes on and on. But none of this seemed to start happening until he decided that he was gonna come out of retirement and he was gonna resume his position as ceo of newman enterprises.

Skelton: Interesting. And I’m very sorry. These are very difficult examples. I’m sure it’s painful for all of you. But you have to keep in mind that, uh, there’s a very fine line between signs of dementia and just common age-related memory problems. And it’s very difficult to differentiate between the two without a thorough set of tests.

Adam: Maybe. Either way though, I mean, it has to be especially risky for someone that’s running a multibillion-dollar corporation that’s gotta constantly manage stress and make rapid-fire decisions, don’t you think?

Skelton: Of course, adam. And I empathize with your concern for your father. Stress can definitely be a factor in causing dementia-like symptoms that you’ve described. As can other physiological factors such as certain infections, sleep apnea, hydrocephalus, uh, vitamin deficiencies, even– even depression. All of those can be treated and most of them can be reversed. Progressive dementias like alzheimer’s disease can’T. The progression can only be slowed.

Adam: Okay. Um… well, uh, where do we– where do we go from here?

Skelton: Well, ideally I’d like to, uh, do a thorough review of your father’s complete medical history, all his medications. And then I’d like to run a series of tests.

Adam: How can we do that if he’s not willing to do it?

Skelton: We can’T. He’d have to be convinced. And I would say sooner rather than later. Undiagnosed or improperly handled and your father’s situation could very likely decline.

Sally: I love how supportive you are of people who matter to you, including me.

Adam: If I ever neglect to show you how grateful I am for you–

Sally: Never happen. Because I intend to make it easy for you to keep showing me, every day. What is all this?

Nick: There is something I haven’t said to you yet and it requires some embellishments.

Sally: What have you done?

Nick: What I’ve done is fallen completely in love with you.

Nick: Thank you.

Victoria: Thank you.

Nick: Look, I don’t know how long mom has known about this, but I can tell you keeping dad’s secret has been eating away at her.

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: Poor mom. I mean, what a– a terrible position to put her in. And how could he even imagine that I would try to use his imagined diminished mental capacity to try to claw my way back into the ceo chair? That would be adam’s M.O., Not mine.

Nick: I did point that out to dad, but he is convinced somebody is going to betray him.

Victoria: Why?

Nick: Well, look at the way everybody reacted when he came back to the company.

Victoria: Well, nobody was expecting it. He just did it out of the blue. What?

Nick: I don’t know if dad is wrong.

Victoria: Excuse me?

Nick: It wouldn’t surprise me at all if there was a threat inside newman.

Victoria: Yeah. Our brother, which is obvious to everyone but dad. But no, no, no, no, no, he has to– he has to suspect everyone in the world. Including me.

Nick: And nate.

Victoria: No, I am not going there with you.

Nick: I’m just saying, maybe he has reason to be concerned and we should give him a chance.

Victoria: So, what are you saying? We play along with this plan and– and help him to smoke out adam?

Nick: I think we should consider it. I think you’re right. Adam is exactly the kind of person who would take advantage of a weakened and incapacitated leader for his own benefit. So, maybe we do just go along with it and if we get lucky, adam just weasels his way right into dad’s trap.

Victoria: Yeah. And then, maybe dad can finally see adam for who he is and give up on this ridiculous belief that he’s ever gonna change.

Nick: It would make this whole mess worth it.

Victoria: I suppose. Maybe.

Nick: Look, vic. We’re never gonna stop dad from being dad. If he wants to do this, he’s gonna do it. So, if we try to stop it, maybe this whole thing blows up in our face. But if we go along with it, we just gotta let adam be adam.

Victoria: I’m just so torn. I’m furious at dad right now. But I’m– I’m also relieved that he’s fine after all.

[ Victoria sighing ] Frankly, I don’t know– I don’t know how to handle this.

Nick: I know, vic. It’s– it’s a lot to process.

Victoria: I know that you don’t trust nate any more than you do, adam, but is he on dad’s list of possible traitors? Has he considered that nate might take advantage?

Nate: As you know, victoria and I are together. We confide in each other.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nate: So yes, of course, she’s shared some concerns about your mental health. No judgment. Not at all. Just a daughter being protective of her father. And she’s scared something terrible might be happening with you.

Victor: I see.

Nate: I hope you know, I hate the idea of betraying her trust. I’m just trying to ease your mind. She wouldn’t even think of using a mental lapse against you. Not a chance. And she’s come to terms with your return to newman. Her concerns for what may or may not be your condition come from nothing more and nothing less than the profound love she has for you. You do know that, right?

Victor: Of course, I wanna believe that victoria’s support comes from love, you know, without an agenda. I hope that’s the case with all my children.

Nate: What about nick? Do you think he shares victoria’s concern?

Nick: Let me just get this straight. You put me and vic through hell just so you could prove what we already knew. That adam cannot be trusted. Or more accurately, adam and nate.

Victor: You have got to trust that I know what I’m doing. Yes, I do.

[ Victor sighing ] Nate, I’m gonna have to tell you something in confidence. No one must know anything about the conversation I’m having with you now.

Nate: You have my word.

Victor: And to be honest with you, I feel that my family’s worries are justified. I really am beginning to fear that my grasp on reality is well, slipping away.

Nate: I’m so sorry. But what makes you think that?

Nick: Don’t worry, I’m not gonna try to convince you or dad that nate might be a threat.

Victoria: Because he isn’t one, nick. Look, I need to know what dad believes.

Nick: All right, when dad came clean to me, he specifically said he needed to sell his mental decline to you, adam, and nate.

Victoria: So then, the three of us are his targets.

Nick: I don’t think dad wants you to know about it because he doesn’t want you to spill it to nate.

Victoria: All right then. Well, maybe we should go along with dad’s plan. I want to see adam fail.

Nick: Glad to hear it.

Victoria: In fact, maybe you shouldn’t even let him know that you told me everything. That way, I will be a lot more convincing when I pretend to be genuinely concerned.

Nick: Then, we escort adam right into dad’s trap.

Victoria: Good. Then maybe finally, we’ll be rid of him.

Skelton: It could actually be counterproductive to ambush your father, adam. This will only be effective if your father willingly cooperates with being diagnosed and examined.

Adam: Yeah, you, um, have no idea how unlikely that is. But I will see what I can do. And in the meantime, I– I appreciate your advice. You know, I– I love my father and I am scared for him and I for him and I want to do whatever I can to help him.

Skelton: I understand and I admire your devotion.

Adam: Well, I’ll be in touch with you when I know more.

Skelton: I’ll expect your call. In the meantime, please make a note of any further incidents.

Adam: No. Absolutely.

Skelton: All the best to both of you.

[ Adam exhaling ]

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Adam: Are you okay?

Sally: Yeah, I’m fine.

Adam: You look a little frazzled.

Sally: I’m fine, adam.

Adam: Okay. Come on, let me buy you a drink.

Sally: Ah, thanks. But you know what? It was a mistake coming down here.

Adam: Why? Because you ran into me?

Sally: No, because it’s late and I’m exhausted and I should be in bed. So, good night.

Nick: Well, I’m glad we’ve agreed to play along, but I gotta warn you, I’m not sure dad’s plan is gonna work on adam.

Victoria: Why do you say that?

Nick: I was talking with him earlier. Adam actually thinks we should all join forces so we can get dad the help he needs.

Victoria: Oh, please. As if he really cares.

Nick: I know. I didn’t believe him either, but I got to be honest, he actually seems as worried about dad as we’ve been.

Victoria: Oh, my god. Yes, of course, that’s how he seemed. The more he acts like he cares, the more he thinks we believe him, the closer he gets to dad and then he stabs him in the back and twists the knife. That’s who adam is. It’s what he does. So, if this gets rid of him once and for all, then, uh, god bless dad for thinking of it.

Nick: All we can do is try.

Victoria: I was so scared, nick.

Nick: I know. I know and I’m sorry for both of us. And for what it’s worth, I think dad is too.

Victor: You know, I gotta tell you the most disturbing lapse of memory was the fact that I had forgotten that adam and sally had lost the baby.

Nate: I see how that can shake you.

Victor: She was my grandchild. She died and I didn’t remember that. I– I really began to fear that I’m losing my memory.

Nate: Listen, victor, the incidents you just described would frighten anyone, but please don’t try to diagnose yourself and jump to the worst possible conclusions. This may not be as dire as you think it is. You need to see a medical professional who can tell you what’s going on and what to do about it. There very well might be treatments out there that can turn this thing around.

Victor: So, you’re saying this is not– not hopeless.

Nate: You don’t have nearly enough information to be writing yourself off as hopeless.

Victor: Well, I’m relieved to hear you say that. To be very honest, very relieved. Because I tell you this so bothers me, I need to get this out of my mind, you know?

Nate: Yes, exactly what you and all the people who love you deserve.

Victor: And by the way, I knew that you would be understanding and compassionate. You’re a doctor. You’re a damn good doctor, so I knew I could come to you.

Nate: Always, victor.

Victor: One thing I gotta ask you. None of this, none of what you and I are talking about now, no one must know about it.

Nate: That goes without saying.

Victor: Because if there’s even the slightest hint that I’m losing my marbles, as it were, that would be devastating to my company. I mean, devastating.

Nikki: I had a feeling you would leave the ranch to go find your sister.

Nick: There was no way I was keeping this news about dad from vic.

Nikki: So, you’ve told her everything?

Victoria: Yes. Yes, he did, mom. And don’t you dare get mad at him for doing what you should have done the second that you knew dad was faking all of this.

Nikki: I am not mad. I am relieved that this is all out in the open. But I’m sure that you’re upset with me.

Victoria: Look, I understand that you were put in a terrible position, all right? But what I don’t understand is how you could watch me go through so much worry and concern without speaking up about it.

Nikki: I know. And I– I am so sorry. I came so close to telling you.

Victoria: But you didn’T. You didn’T.

Nick: Vic, come on, take it easy on her. Like you said, dad put her in an impossible position.

Nikki: Your father seems to think someone is scheming against him and they’re going to betray him soon and this is his idea of how to trick them into revealing themselves.

Victoria: Me though? He suspects me? I mean, how could he think I would stoop so low to use his mental struggles against him? Just because he demoted me? I mean, does he think that little of me, mom?

Nikki: No, of course not. He adores you. He adores both of you. Never doubt that.

Victoria: Well, then I just don’t understand.

Nikki: Well, personally, I think this is all adam’s fault. After years of being double-crossed by his own son, victor now wonders if he can trust anybody he’s close to.

Victoria: That might be true, but it’s not an excuse. And I’m not sure that I can forgive him.

Adam: Look, sally, will you please wait? I’m not going stalker on you, okay?

Sally: Okay. Then, what are you doing?

Adam: I just– I hate that you still feel so uncomfortable around me. I mean, I thought we moved past this. If something’s changed, I want to know what it is.

Sally: What are you talking about?

Adam: You practically ran out of the lounge when you saw me.

Sally: I wasn’t running from you. I just had bad dreams and I was a little agitated. So I thought, uh, going to grab a drink would calm me down.

Adam: I offered to buy you a drink.

Sally: But when I got to the lounge, I realized that I needed sleep more than I needed alcohol, so I just left.

Adam: If I wasn’t there, would you have stayed?

Sally: This has nothing to do with you.

Adam: Okay.

Sally: Well, now you look like something’s wrong. And you did downstairs as well. Are you okay?

Adam: No, no.

Sally: Does this have anything to do with the man that I passed on the stairs?

Adam: Yes, that was dr. Skelton who’s a psychiatrist. I was meeting with him.

Sally: About your father?

Adam: Mm-hmm. I wanted to get his advice on how to help him.

Sally: Well, good for you. You know, being proactive.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: You’re really worried about him, aren’t you?

Adam: More than anybody would believe. Since I’m always up to something devious and trying to plot something.

Sally: It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

Adam: Look, I’m worried sick about him and I don’t think that there is a damn thing that I can do to help him. If your moderate to severe crohn’s

Nate: I have some brilliant contacts in the mental health and psycho-neurological communities. Say the word and I’ll make arrangements to get you tested, accurately diagnosed and treated. And to ease your mind, they’ll be as sensitive to the importance of discretion in this situation as I am.

Victor: All right. But I’m gonna reiterate, not a word of this to anyone, all right? Not even to victoria.

Nate: She’d be relieved to hear you’re doing something about this. But it’s your decision to make, not mine.

Victor: And by the way, not a word of this to adam, all right? And if any of the doctors should call you back, tell them to contact you on your cell phone, not the regular landline, not by email. ‘Cause if adam picks up on any of this, it’ll be disastrous.

Nate: You’re that suspicious?

Victor: Well, can you blame me? I bet you adam is smelling the blood in the water already. And by the way, this conversation stays between us, you and me. Or else.

Nick: You know what, it doesn’t really matter how we handle the situation. The bottom line is when you find out someone you love is faking a decline in order to expose a traitor, it’s not an everyday occurrence. I think we all reacted accordingly.

Nikki: True.

Nick: So let’s not dwell on the previous rotten weeks. What is important is what we do going forward.

Nikki: If we could only figure out what that is.

Victoria: Actually, nick has an idea that might help move things along.

Nikki: Oh, I’d love to hear it

Nick: Simple. We just go along with it. We act like we’re buying dad’s condition, while dad continues to set his trap. Hopefully, adam walks right into it.

Nikki: Or nate.

Victoria: Come on, you two. Would you please stop with all this distrust of nate? Look, it’s ridiculous and it’s silly and you know as well as I do that adam is the danger here.

Adam: Should we stop?

Sally: I don’t want to stop.

Adam: I don’t want to stop.

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Billy: Look at you. You’re here.

Chelsea: I’m back, baby.

Kyle: I’m tired of my family offering me crumbs and expecting me to take it with a smile. I want what is rightfully mine and I will do anything to get it.

Lily: So, what happened with aunt mamie that you wanted to talk about?

Nate: I didn’t think much of it at first, but then I found out something about aunt mamie that changes the whole ball game. And it isn’t good.

Victoria: Nick told me that you’ve been fooling us this whole time. I can’t believe that you would let me think that there’s something seriously wrong with you. Do you actually think that I would exploit your health just for a job title?

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Sharon: Hey, nick, you’re up late.

Nick: Yeah. Got time for a cup of coffee?

Sharon: Sure, sit down. You look exhausted.

Nick: It’s been a long day.

Sharon: Did you talk to victor? Oh, no, what happened? Did he take a turn for the worse?

Nick: No. No, it’s just, uh, dad playing victor newman, the role of a lifetime and the hilarious part is we all keep falling for it.

Sharon: I don’t understand. Falling for what?

Nick: There is no cognitive decline, sharon. Dad is as sharp and cunning as ever.

Sharon: You mean?

Nick: We’ve been played, duped, all of us?

Nikki: Well, I’m relieved that nicholas at least knows the truth now.

Victor: I wanted to tell him on my own time.

Nikki: He had already figured it out. And now you have to go to victoria and tell her you are no more mentally compromised than she is.

Victor: Not yet.

Nikki: Why not? How long are you going to play this game?

Victor: I need to find out what the hell I want to find out.

Nikki: What, that your children are disloyal to you? We already know that adam is and victoria would never betray you.

Victor: That remains to be seen.

Nikki: She is no more an enemy to you than nicholas. Why are you torturing her?

Victor: Sweetheart, to be frank with you, right now I only trust you and nicholas.

[ Nikki sighing ]

Nate: What are you thinking about?

Victoria: I was thinking about what you told me earlier, about adam possibly using my father’s illness against him.

Nate: I thought we agreed to put that to bed for the rest of the night.

Victoria: I know. I know. I’m sorry. It just makes me so mad that I still have to think about adam and worry about what his intentions are. All because my father won’t let him go. Even at the risk of his own health.

Nate: You’re forgetting something.

Victoria: What? What’s that?

Nate: Adam works for me.

Victoria: I know that, nate, but–

Nate: No buts. I’m in a position of power over adam and he knows I’m watching every move he makes. So, if he does anything, anything to exploit whatever victor is going through, I’ll be aware of it. And I will make sure your father is too.

Nick: I absolutely hate it that adam is manipulating you. That he’s manipulating us. And it just proves yet again that all that talk from him about wanting to be a better person was just that. It’s just talk. It’s just adam. He’s always going to be him and it’s clearly affecting you.

Sally: It seems like you’re the one that he’s affecting because it’s not me. Not in any way that matters anyway.

Nick: I think that kiss tapped into some emotional truth for you.

Sally: No, nick, you’re wrong.

Nick: Listen to me. I’m not wrong. You just refuse to see it right now. And until you do, I can’t be with you.

Adam: Sally.

[ Sally sighing ] You and nick, it’s um, it’s over, isn’t it?

[ Adam sighing ] Look, I’m– I’m– I’m sorry.

Sally: It’s okay.

Adam: No, it’s not okay. Once again, I’ve ruined something good for you. You know what, I’ll– I’ll leave you alone.

Sally: Adam… don’t go.

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[ Sharon exhaling ]

Sharon: It was all a lie?

Nick: Dad was setting a trap for whichever one of his children would try and take advantage of dad’s so-called weakness.

Sharon: So he pretended to be losing it?

Nick: You got it.

Sharon: Well, I can’t say I’m surprised, but still, what an awful thing to do to anyone, especially your family.

Nick: It’s not exactly unprecedented. Remember ashland locke?

Sharon: Yeah, of course.

Nick: Dad got ashland to sign over his company to him while he was having a heart attack. Pretty nice, huh? It’s a page right out of the victor newman playbook.

Sally: But you haven’t done anything to give victor cause to doubt your loyalty.

Nick: No, and neither has victoria. She was certainly upset when she got kicked out of the ceo spot, but not to the extent she would ever betray or exploit a weakness. We were very concerned about him. It just makes me feel like even more of a fool for ever believing him.

Sharon: You were just trying to be a good son.

Nick: We all know the target for the scam was the other brother.

Sharon: You think victor suspects adam?

Nick: Yes, of course. Why not? But what I don’t understand, I just don’t get it is he had already purged adam from the company. Why bring him back just to prove what we already knew? He can’t be trusted.

Sharon: Victor has a soft spot for adam. He always has.

Nick: Yes. Why? My brother is nothing but a power-hungry narcissist who will do whatever it takes to get whatever he wants.

Sharon: Guilt will make people do some irrational things sometimes.

Nick: Yeah. Like give adam what, his 500th chance? I’m sick of it. I’ve had enough.

Sally: Just so you know, it’s not over, over, between me and nick.

Adam: What does that mean?

Sally: Just that there’s no finality to it because he won’t discuss it, at all. He’s frustrated and hurt with good reason. You were responsible for some of that.

Adam: Yes, I know.

Sally: No, don’t get me wrong. I was right there too. I just– it would be very easy to just blame it all on you, but the truth is you were just being honest with me about where your heart is. It’s just not what I wanted to hear.

Adam: Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that I, uh, I didn’t read the room.

Sally: I think the kiss confused us both.

Adam: Yeah. Maybe. I don’t know. Maybe it was just me doing what I always do. Bulldozing my way through without any regard whatsoever for what you really wanted, which was nick. You know, you had a right to be resistant. I poison whatever it is I touch.

Sally: Adam.

Adam: No, it’s– it’s the truth. You know, sometimes I think that I’m just cursed to be this– this catalyst of bad fortune. And it’s not that I try to be, but sometimes I just always end up in the middle of it. With my career, my relationship, family. Even when I have good intentions and god knows I have not always had them, I just always manage to screw it up. With you, my father.

Sally: What now with victor?

Adam: It is just– it’s– it’s more the of same.

Sally: Tell me.

Adam: Sally, come on, it’s not anything that you need to bother yourself with right now. It’s just family stuff.

Sally: That is clearly upsetting you.

[ Adam exhaling ]

Adam: Yeah. Yeah, it is. I think that I’ve finally driven my father over the edge.

Nikki: Did you not see the genuine fear in victoria’s eyes when she was over here or hear it in her voice? She is terrified that something is happening to her father. She can’t fake that.

Victor: Well, if that is true, then she has nothing to worry about.

Nikki: What do you mean if that is true?

Victor: I demoted her as ceo. She has plenty of motive. Don’t you forget that.

Nikki: She is your daughter. She has proven her loyalty to you time and time again, so I don’t understand why you’re suddenly throwing all of that out the window and putting her on the same level as adam.

Victor: I am perfectly aware of what adam is capable of, all right?

Nikki: And yet you’re still insisting on testing them? Victor, please. Please tell victoria the truth and put adam back where he belongs, on the outside looking in. Hi, I’m sharon, and I lost 52 pounds on golo. On other diets, I could barely lose 10-15 pounds.

Victoria: Thank you.

Nate: What for?

Victoria: For your support.

Nate: You will always have that.

Victoria: I know and I’m grateful. It just feels like sometimes I’m being pulled in a million different directions and I– you know, it’s– it’s helpful to have someone in my corner like you. I’m scared, nate. I’m– I’m really worried about my father right now. Something’s wrong with him.

Nate: We don’t really know what’s happening.

Victoria: We know that he’s not himself. I know that he’s not himself. And if it’s something more serious, then we need to get him the best possible care and we need to do it now.

Nate: Agreed.

Victoria: And I also have to– to be practical about the business. Because if news of this gets out, I mean, it could inevitably impact newman enterprises both inside and outside of the company.

Nate: Okay. So, what’s the next step?

Victoria: First, we just need to– we need to arrange for my father to see a specialist first thing tomorrow morning. First thing. And they’re probably gonna want to arrange to do some tests on him, maybe bring in some more doctors. But we need to get the ball rolling right away. What? Do you not– do you not think it’s a good plan?

Nate: No, no, no. I– I– I think the plan is great. It’s exactly what I would do if it were my family going through something like this.

Victoria: So, why do I get the feeling you think it’s not gonna work?

Nate: This is about your father, who happens to be victor newman. Titan of industry, legendary businessman who didn’t get to where he is by showing vulnerability or weakness. I’m betting he’s not gonna just quietly fall in line when you tell him he might need treatment.

Victoria: Well, then what am I supposed to do? Nothing?

Nate: Of course not. I’m just reminding you the trick won’t be to come up with a plan. The trick will be to get victor to go along with it.

Sharon: It always comes back to adam, doesn’t it?

Nick: It is the common denominator. Every crisis that this family has gone through ever since he showed up.

Sharon: And victor loves him.

Nick: Boy, he absolutely does and I have no idea why.

Sharon: It doesn’t really matter why, nick. It’s a fact. And you keep bumping up against this every time you try to figure out what victor wants to do.

Nick: Oh, I won’t deny that adam makes my blood boil every time I have to deal with him.

Sharon: Well, maybe just consider this from victor’s point of view. Maybe he really thought that adam was genuine and sincere when he promised to change and he just wants to give him another chance.

Nick: Yeah, yeah. But then, as usual, adam does something to make my father suspicious. I already thought about that.

Sharon: And?

Nick: If that were the case, then dad would have already figured out what he needed to know. So then why continue this game? Why keep pretending like you’re losing it and putting your family through that? It doesn’t make sense. What are you thinking about?

Sharon: What if adam isn’t victor’s target?

Nick: Well, then my dad really is losing it.

Sharon: No, think about it. He already suspects adam and you’re in the clear because he told you what he’s been doing. And that leaves victoria.

Nick: No, no way.

Sharon: No way what? That she would ever betray him or that he would think she would? I’m just asking you to consider the possibility that maybe victor doubts her loyalty and he’s just waiting for her to make a move.

Sally: So, what is going on with victor?

Adam: He’s um, he– he’s been acting erratically lately. You know, victoria was the first to notice it. Uh, I didn’t really believe her at first.

Sally: Why not?

Adam: Because I thought she was just angling to get dad declared incompetent so she could get her old job back, but then I started to see things.

Sally: Like what?

Adam: He would forget things. He would like lose the thread of the conversation. He would have these drastic mood swings that he would turn on a dime. And then earlier today, I went to his office and I looked in his drawer and there was this weird– weird little drawing that he had filed away like it was important business.

Sally: And you think you’re responsible for that, how?

Adam: Because it all goes back to the moment that I was pushed out of newman.

Sally: I’m sorry, adam, it just seems like a really big leap to me.

Adam: No, no. Not if you add it on to the years and years of him wanting me to succeed. Giving me every opportunity more than anyone has ever gotten. And then me letting him down every single time. And this last time probably pushed him over the edge.

Sally: Yeah, but you did change, adam. You told victor that you wanted a reset and you were willing to start at the bottom and he’s given you that chance. So, I just– I’m not really seeing the connection.

Adam: Yeah, he probably saw right through me. To the truth.

Sally: I don’t understand.

Adam: It was all bogus, sally. It was a scam to get what I thought were my just rewards. To punish the people who hurt me and I think that my father in his infinite wisdom figured it out and it gutted him.

Sally: So, you lied to everyone. You lied to me. No catharsis, no redemption.

Adam: None. Just revenge, pure and simple.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: I don’t know what to say. I guess you fooled everyone.

Adam: Well, not everyone.

Sally: Well, you fooled me.

Adam: I am truly sorry about that, but all I could think about was paying them back. Victor, nick, victoria. I wanted to punish them all. And what better way to do that than from the inside? Pretending that I’d seen the light.

Sally: And so what? I was just collateral damage?

Adam: Sally, if I had told you what I was up to, you would have tried to talk me out of it. And I did not want to be talked out of it. I wanted to destroy all of them. There’s just this thing when I get angry or hurt, it clicks on in my brain and it just shuts off all logic, all compassion. And all that’s left is just pure, blind rage and that’s what I wanted. That’s what was driving me.

Sally: Well, I’m sorry for you then.

Adam: No, you shouldn’t be. The irony is I got the revenge that I wanted. I pushed my father off the deep end. And I actually, I– I feel sick about it.

Nate: Still thinking about your dad?

Victoria: Nope.

Nate: Want me to guess?

Victoria: No, you’d just laugh.

Nate: I promise you, I won’t laugh.

Victoria: I was just laying here imagining what it would have been like to have been born into a– a normal family.

Nate: Is there such a thing?

Victoria: I’m sure. I mean, there has to be, right?

Nate: Okay. Are we talking like tv version? Like white picket fence, dad goes to work, mom stays at home with the kids?

Victoria: Except in my family, the mother would work too.

Nate: Obviously.

Victoria: But it wouldn’t be a family business. It would be… I don’t know, just…

Nate: Something simple?

Victoria: Yeah, yeah. Like the day wouldn’t start with overnight markets and end with a– a bottle of wine. It would– everyone would just, you know, they’d just go to work and maybe be able to do something worthwhile.

Nate: Is that what you want?

Victoria: No.

Nate: Okay. You had me worried there for a minute.

Victoria: No, but I do sometimes wish that my dad, that he could just be my dad. Not my boss or my– my business partner. So that, you know, I could just talk to him about something, you know, other than newman enterprises, like we used to. I could ask him how he’s feeling without him worrying that I’m trying to push him off his throne.

Nate: Don’t you though?

Victoria: Don’t I what?

Nate: Want to replace him? Be him eventually. I mean, you’ve spent your whole life being groomed for that.

Victoria: Well, yeah. Yeah, but every time I get close, I mean, he just– he pulls the rug out from underneath me. So then what, you know? Sometimes, it feels like we’re this royal family where all the children are just waiting around for the king to die so they can fight over his crown. Nate, I don’t want my dad to die. I don’t want that. And sometimes, you know, like right now, right in this moment, I don’t know if I want the crown either.

Sharon: I know you feel protective toward victoria.

Nick: This is not about me being protective. This is about me knowing my sister.

Sharon: Well, she was pretty angry when victor demoted her and that wasn’t the first time either.

Nick: Look, I don’t for one second believe that my sister would exploit what she thought was dad’s real illness. Yes, she can be angry. She can be vindictive, but she loves him. She would never betray him like that.

Sharon: Okay, you know that. But you’re not victor. Who knows whatever goes on in that complicated mind of his? He told you the truth, but he didn’t tell victoria.

Nick: Well, I basically forced it out of him.

Sharon: Okay, but still, it’s clear that he may not completely trust her.

Nick: He claims that’s about nate, all right? He clearly doesn’t trust him either, which I agree with. So, he doesn’t want victoria spilling any of this to him.

Sharon: Okay, now this is starting to sound a little bit paranoid.

Nick: The worst part is victoria is genuinely concerned about dad’s health. So, there he is, letting her suspect the worst while also potentially setting her up to take the fall. Tell me again why I agreed to go back to the family business, even temporarily.

Sharon: Because you thought they needed you and you felt like you could help.

Nick: I should just be focusing on our thing, you know? It’s more fun and far less aggravating.

Sharon: We’re still getting things done, nick. We haven’t fallen behind.

Nick: I know, but…

Sharon: It’s okay. Look, I understand. You feel like you need to be there to help sort this out and you will, you always do.

Nick: Sharon, I don’t know this time. I mean, it’s like dad’s disappointment in adam is filtering down to the rest of us. I have no idea how it’s gonna play out this time.

Victor: You know damn well I don’t want to see the worst in any of my children.

Nikki: We are talking about victoria specifically.

Victor: I’m very aware of her qualities.

Nikki: And her loyalty?

Victor: Darling, you’ve got to trust me, okay? There’s one last part of the plan I need to put into play.

Nikki: And what is that?

Victor: You’ll see.

Nikki: What do you have up your sleeve this time?

Victor: Details aren’t important.

Nikki: The hell they’re not.

Victor: I don’t want to put you in another compromising position.

Nikki: Oh, are you afraid that I’m gonna spill the beans again like I did with nicholas?

Victor: Well?

Nikki: I stepped up and told him the truth and you still resent me for that, don’t you?

Victor: I don’t resent you.

Nikki: Well, then tell me what your plan is. Unless you were lying when you said you trusted me.

Victor: I trust you, all right? But I’ve got to do this my own way. The stakes are very high.

Nikki: Just so you know, doing things your way have caused everyone close to you to be sad or angry or both. You just don’t want to be wrong. It’s as simple as that. And this will not end well. You can trust me on that much.

Nick: I think I have to tell vic the truth. You don’t agree with me?

Sharon: Well, normally, yes, I do think you should let her know. I’m just thinking about how much victoria idolizes her father.

Nick: I don’t think she’s idolizing him very much at the moment.

Sharon: Well, it goes a lot deeper than that. Victor has been her mentor and her guide for most of victoria’s life. Unless you believe that his holding back from her really is about nate?

Nick: He just doesn’t trust her right now.

Sharon: If she finds out that he’s been putting her through this test or this trap or whatever it is he’s calling it, that could destroy their relationship forever.

Nick: Yeah, I’ve thought about that. They have a special connection, one that the rest of us don’t have with him. But what does it matter if it’s built on a lie this big?

Sharon: She could end up hating him.

Nick: Well, if that happens, that’s on dad. He made this mess.

Sharon: So, you are going to tell her?

Nick: I don’t see that I have a choice.

Sally: You really are a mystery, adam.

Adam: Well, I’ve been called worse.

Sally: No, seriously. You are. I mean, you say that you regret your part in whatever’s going on with victor, but I know the history. There have been other regrets and other broken promises.

Adam: So, in other words, you don’t believe a word that I’m saying.

Sally: I want to believe you, but there is a part of me that just keeps going back and forth. Like is he actually sincere this time? Or is this just another ploy to gain my sympathy?

Adam: No, I–

Sally: No, I don’t want to have those thoughts but I just can’t push them away.

Adam: No, I– I– I get it. There’s probably not an answer I could say right now that you would believe. I mean, I have earned that distrust. I guess I just thought if there was anybody out there that would give meI believe you.Ou are going to tell her?

Nick: I don’t see that I have a choice.

Sally: You really are a mystery, adam.

Adam: Well, I’ve been called worse.

Sally: No, seriously. You are. I mean, you say that you regret your part in whatever’s going on with victor, but I know the history. There have been other regrets and other broken promises.

Adam: So, in other words, you don’t believe a word that I’m saying.

Sally: I want to believe you, but there is a part of me that just keeps going back and forth. Like is he actually sincere this time? Or is this just another ploy to gain my sympathy?

Adam: No, I–

Sally: No, I don’t want to have those thoughts but I just can’t push them away.

Adam: No, I– I– I get it. There’s probably not an answer I could say right now that you would believe. I mean, I have earned that distrust. I guess I just thought if there was anybody out there that would give me the benefit of the doubt, it would be you. There is nobody else, sally. The only person that I can count on is you.

Sally: Well, that really puts me on the spot, doesn’t it?

Adam: Look, I don’t mean to do that, but I swear to– to– to god that this time, this time it is real.

Sally: Okay.

Adam: Okay?

Sally: I believe you.

Adam: Is this a leap of faith or is this coming from your heart?

Sally: A little bit of both.

Adam: What changed your mind?

Sally: The look in your eyes. I can see the fear, the compassion, the guilt.

Adam: Oh, there’s plenty of that.

Sally: Yeah. So, I guess the bottom line is that I have decided to trust you one more time.

Adam: And I cannot tell you how much that means to me.

Sally: I also believe that if you told victor what you just told me that he would believe you too.

Adam: I don’t know. I think it might be a little too late for that.

Sally: How so?

Adam: Oh, my father doesn’t seem to be inclined to want to deal with what’s going on with him. I mean, how is an apology from me gonna change anything. If he can’t accept something’s even wrong with him, how is he gonna accept somebody taking responsibility for it?

Sally: Okay. Then what can you do?

Adam: I, um, I reached out to a doctor.

Sally: A psychiatrist?

Adam: Mm-hmm. And I told him what was going on. I told him how he was acting and he agreed that it was serious. But then again, how do I get him to talk to a man without him realizing what’s really going on?

Sally: Yeah. No, I agree. It’s a risky move.

Adam: And it could completely backfire. He could just think this is me trying to work another angle. This is another con. But I’m gonna have to take that chance. I’m gonna have to follow through with it because honestly, I don’t know what else to do.

Sally: Well, I did think of another option.

Adam: Oh, yeah. What’s that?

Sally: Talk to your family about it. Get together with nick and victoria and face this together. Victor’s three children as one united front.

Adam: Yeah. Well, dad always did preach family unity.

Sally: Well, there you go. See?

Adam: Yeah, I already tried that. I already talked to nick and he completely dismissed the idea of working together. And victoria? Come on, we can barely stand to be in the same room with each other.

Sally: Okay. So, you’re just gonna give up?

Adam: No, I told you. I tried.

Sally: Okay. Well, try harder. Tell them that this is way bigger than whatever is going on between the three of you. And tell them for your father’s welfare, they need to work as a team.

Adam: You know, you’re really good at this.

Sally: What?

Adam: Pep talks. I’m sure when you get your new company off the ground, you’re gonna be an inspiring boss.

Sally: Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I know that you inspire me.

Sally: So, are you gonna do it?

Adam: You’re forgetting one thing, big thing, in between me and nick.

Sally: No, I’m definitely not forgetting it. And I do know that I am part of the conflict between the two of you, but this is way bigger than that too. And nick will eventually see that if you tell him what you just told me.

Adam: Yeah. I– I don’t know about that.

Sally: Look, just tell him, adam. Arrange a meeting between the three of you where nothing else has to matter except for your father’s health and welfare. If you guys want to go back to hating each other afterward, then so be it. But please do not let any of this get in the way of helping victor now.

Nick: Thanks for this.

Sharon: For what?

Nick: Just, uh, listening very patiently. You know– you know, went back and forth trying to figure out what I needed to do. You never once yawned or told me to stop talking.

Sharon: You’ve been there for me too. More than a few times.

Nick: I guess that’s the way it is with old friends.

Sharon: It’s nice that we can be that for each other after all these years.

Nick: It is.

Sharon: So, are you gonna call her?

[ Nick sighing ]

Nate: You could stay.

Victoria: Mm. That’s really tempting, but…

Nate: Yeah, big day tomorrow.

Victoria: Oh, they’re all big days.

[ Phone ringing ] Nick.

Nick: Hey.

Victoria: It’s late. Is everything okay?

Nick: No, everything is not okay.

Victoria: Oh, my god. Is it dad?

Nick: No, dad’s all right, but I do need to talk to you about him.

Victoria: Yeah. Look, um, I think that maybe I convinced him to talk to someone. To sit down and just let them get a sense of what’s going on with him.

Nick: Vic.

Victoria: And I promise if they don’t find anything, I– I’ll let it go.

Nick: You don’t need to worry about that. But there is something I need to talk to you about and I’d prefer it if we do it face to face.

Victoria: Okay.

Nick: It can be tonight, tomorrow, whenever you want.

Victoria: Uh, well, I can meet you now.

Nick: Great. I’ll, um, I’ll be at society waiting for you.

Victoria: Okay, I’ll see you there. That was nick. Um, I’m gonna meet him.

Nate: So I heard. Is it about victor?

Victoria: Uh, well, whatever it is, it sounded urgent because he didn’t want to talk about it over the phone.

Nate: Okay. Keep me posted.

Victoria: Yeah, I will.

Nate: And if you need anything, I don’t care what time it is. I’ll be here for you.

[ Nate exhaling ]

Adam: Well,

Adam: Well,

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Adam: Well, I guess this is good night.

Sally: Good night.

Victoria: What is it?

Nick: You should sit down.

Victoria: Would you please stop with all the mystery and just tell me what’s going on? If dad’s getting worse, just say it.

Nick: Dad is fine.

Victoria: What are you talking about?

Nick: He’s as sane and healthy as ever. Probably more so after everything he’s been putting us through.

Victoria: I don’t understand.

Nick: He was lying. Everything that we thought we saw, everything that we thought he was going through was just a trap to test our loyalty.

Victoria: No. I mean, that can’t be. How did you find this out?

Nick: He told me.

Victoria: He told you?

Nick: Yeah, after I busted him. Told him I figured the whole scheme out. He’s been playing us.

[ Phone ringing ]

Nate: Victor.

Victor: Nate, I need to see you.

Nate: Uh, when?

Victor: Right now. Come to the ranch, okay? And don’t tell anyone where you’re going.

Nate: Uh, yes, victor, of course. But uh, can you at least tell me what’s happening?

Victor: They think that I don’t know what’s going on, but I do happen to know what’s going on.

Nate: Who are they?

Victor: I cannot talk about that right now over the phone. Just get here and make sure that no one knows where you’re going.

Nate: Absolutely.

Victor: You’re the only one I can trust, nate.

Nate: I’ll be right over.

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Victor: Son, I’m not used to people walking in here demanding things of me. You understand? Not even you. What is this nonsense about you demanding that I come clean? Come clean about what?

Nikki: What’s going on? What do you mean you’re on to your father?

Nick: I said it’s time to come clean and I meant that. I wanna know what’s going on.

Victor: And what the hell are you talking about?

Nick: Not good enough. I figured it out.

Victor: Really?

Nick: Yeah.

Victor: What did you figure out?

Nick: You draw this?

Victor: It’s a hell of a drawing.

Nick: You don’t have to answer. I already know.

Nikki: What is it?

Nick: It’s a snake, created from the names of his children. At least the ones he’s in business with. Nicholas, victoria and adam. And I know exactly what it means.

Christine: Danny.

Danny: Hi. Oh, wow.

Christine: I didn’t know you were back in town.

Danny: And daniel said that you were in portugal.

Christine: Yeah. Yeah. I– I just got back a few hours ago. I thought I’d come here to get some caffeine. Jet lag, you know.

Danny: Oh, yeah, definitely. I know it. Well, um, come sit and join me. Come on, I’ll order for you. An espresso?

Christine: Yeah, I’ll just– I’ll get something in a minute. It’s okay.

Danny: Okay.

[ Christine exhaling ]

Christine: It’s really good to see you.

Danny: It’s good to see you too. How’s paul? How was the trip?

[ Christine exhaling ]

Christine: Um… not good.

Kyle: Now, if you don’t mind, I’d like to mix a little business with pleasure.

Audra: Hm. By all means. Does that mean you’re ready to talk about what we discussed last time? A future where you and I get to run jabot together?

Kyle: You’ve asked me to join your alliance. It kind of sounds like we’re on a reality show, doesn’t it?

Audra: Uh, yeah. Just what’s at stake, it’s just a tiny bit bigger.

Kyle: No kidding. I thought about what we talked about. I’m intrigued, but if I’m gonna help you and tucker take over jabot, I’m gonna need to know a few more details.

Audra: Such as?

Kyle: How exactly do you expect to pull this off? What’s your timeline? Where does this leave my parents and more specifically, how do I fit into your plan?

Tucker: Jack. What the hell are you doing here? Shouldn’t a newlywed be home with his new bride? Don’t tell me there is marital trouble on your front as well.

Jack: Actually, I have something for you. I haven’t returned too many gifts in my day, but this one should go back.

Ashley: Hey, diane.

Diane: Ashley, this is a surprise. Jack didn’t say anything about you coming home today.

Ashley: Yeah, he didn’t know. I didn’t tell anybody. I just, you know, I figured it was time to come back home, so I hopped on a plane.

Diane: Well, I’m sure your brother will be thrilled to see you.

Ashley: I bet you’re happy to see me, right?

Diane: Yeah. You know, we’re never going to be besties, but we are family. So peace for jack’s sake?

Ashley: Absolutely. You saved my life.

Diane: Oh, there is that.

Ashley: So, I will try very hard not to hate you.

Diane: Well, I will try hard not to hate you back.

Ashey: Great. How’s everybody, anyway?

Diane: Um, uh, well, kyle left this morning. I haven’t seen him. Traci, I think she had dinner plans, and, oh, my grandson is upstairs getting ready for his bath.

Ashley: Oh, my grandson. I have to see dominic tomorrow. Absolutely.

Diane: Ashley.

Ashley: Yeah.

Diane: Um, hey, I’m– I’m sorry about the way your marriage turned out. I mean, I– I– I don’t know your side of things directly, of course, but, um, there is no doubt in my mind that tucker is to blame for whatever happened.

Ashley: Yeah. You know what? It’s okay. We don’t really have to dwell on that, okay?

Diane: Okay.

Ashley: Yeah. Uh, I mean, I would like to know what tucker’s been up to since he came back to town. Obviously, I’ve been in touch with abby and jack, so I know, you know, some of the things tucker’s been saying, but… what have you heard? Just, you know, I mean, is he planning something? Um, he came right back to genoa city when he left paris, right?

Diane: Oh, yeah, he’s– he’s here.

Ashley: Okay. So, lay it on me. Tell me the whole ugly truth.

Diane: Of course, I’m going to tell you the truth. Look, we might have our differences, but we do share a common goal. And we both want to protect the abbotts and jabot from whatever plan tucker has up his sleeve.

Ashley: Right.

Jack: When I realized you were listening in, I was tempted to beat you at your own game.

Tucker: All right.

Jack: Yes. Some fake conversations, send you charging off in the wrong direction. The entertainment value was hard to pass up.

Tucker: But you did, pass it up.

Jack: Well, I realized I didn’t want to stoop to your level.

Tucker: There’s good old jack, righteous as ever.

Jack: I don’t need to stoop to your level. See, I have no doubt in my mind, the abbotts will always have the upper hand where you’re concerned, so whatever it is you’re really up to here, whatever it is you want to accomplish, I have some advice. Give it up. Go away, back to your monastery or your mountain top. Anywhere but here.

Tucker: No, I like being close to my son and my grandson. Besides, running away is really not my style. It sounds like more of an abbott trait.

Jack: I’m sure I don’t have to remind you, we have some serious dirt on you. If it is released, and my brother, billy, is all too eager to do that, you would be disgraced in the business world. Totally discredited.

Tucker: Ah, credibility. Who needs it, really? Look at you. It’s obviously not a prerequisite for success or accomplishing any of my goals.

Jack: And what are those goals, tucker? Creating mayhem, getting revenge? What else?

Audra: It’s tucker’s plan, not mine. I’m just along for the ride.

Kyle: And the top spot at jabot.

Audra: That too.

Kyle: Ah. But the basic idea is that tucker would assume control of my family’s company.

Audra: Look, as I understand it, tucker is so angry at ashley that he’s gone back to his original idea. You know, what brought him to town in the first place? Taking over jabot.

Kyle: Jabot is a top cosmetics company, but it’s not a conglomerate like he’s used to running. Like mccall, which he doesn’t even own anymore.

Audra: Well, tucker sold mccall for ashley, you know, and then she just changed her mind at the last minute about partnering with tucker on a new venture. So, I think he feels like he’s owed something.

Kyle: Look, I– I don’t know details about what happened between my aunt and tucker. I mean, I’ve heard a few things from my dad and abby, but surely tucker doesn’t think the breakup with ashley was all her fault.

Audra: Well, tucker doesn’t like to take the blame for anything. And with breakups, don’t we usually point the finger at the other party?

Kyle: Mm-hmm. So, where’s tucker’s head now? What’s he thinking?

Audra: Well, I can’t be sure. You know, tucker’s hard to read sometimes. It’s hard to know his true intentions. You know, it’s a skill I admire when he and I are on the same side, but it’s infuriating as hell when we’re not.

Kyle: I don’t get it, audra.

Audra: Get what?

Kyle: Why do you trust the guy? And why do you think I should?

Nikki: Where did you get that?

Nick: Adam found it in dad’s desk drawer.

Victor: Did he? So, adam went through my desk?

Nikki: And he gave it to you?

Nick: I took it from him. Adam has no idea what it means. But I do.

Nikki: Well, what does it mean?

Nick: It’s from a story. The serpent of names. Dad used to read it to me when I was little. Do you remember that?

Victor: Yeah, I have a vague recollection.

Nikki: Oh, yes, I remember. It was one of your favorites.

Nick: It was my absolute favorite. I would make dad read it to me every night when he put me to bed. The serpent of names was our thing, dad. We shared that. That drawing was for my benefit. You wanted me to find it.

Victor: Now, wait a minute. You have a rather fertile imagination, don’t you?

Nick: I think it was a cry for help. You realized something’s wrong and you need me. You can’t trust victoria and adam right now. But you can’t possibly think that victoria would use whatever struggles you’re having to betray you. I couldn’t betray you. I’m not at the company right now, but adam–

Nikki: For god’s sake, victor, this has to stop. Please tell nicholas the truth.

Nick: Tell me the truth about what? Mom? Dad?

Nikki: Victor.

Nick: Has this whole thing been a setup? Have you been putting on an act? The mental slippage, the forgetting of past events, calling people by the wrong names? Are you kidding me? God, I knew there was more to it than that. There’s no way your faculties declined that far, that fast. I just don’t understand why. Why would you do that? Why would you let us be so worried and afraid for you? Why?

Victor: Because I had to find out who could be trusted.

Danny: All right. So, now that we’ve got you properly caffeinated, tell me about the trip. What happened?

Christine: I’d rather hear about you.

Danny: Come on, you’re upset. Talk to me.

Christine: I mean, why would I want to talk about my not-so-wonderful life when I can hear about the latest adventures of a rock star? Or– or what brings you back to genoa city for starters?

Danny: Well, I got a couple of months off from the tour. We scheduled it that way so I could spend more time with daniel.

Christine: And with phyllis?

Danny: Phyllis?

Christine: Yeah, I saw her leaving when I got here.

Danny: Oh, well, you know, I mean, she sort of comes with the daniel package. I know how you feel about her. We both feel that way, but I think she’s sincere about wanting to change.

Christine: Like you’ve never heard that before.

Danny: Okay, that’s– that’s fair.

Christine: I mean, for what, like the last 25-plus years?

Danny: She talks passionately about turning her life around after she beat this murder charge.

Christine: She didn’t beat the charges. I mean, she walks around telling people that. She was guilty. She had as much as admitted that. She talked a good game of remorse and the judge gave her a pass. It’s not exoneration as much as she’d like to pretend that it is. And, you know, let’s not forget that she should have been put away years ago for attempted murder.

Danny: Hey, I get it. Okay? I really do. It’s hard for you to give phyllis a break.

Christine: It’s impossible, danny.

Danny: It’s hard for me too. We both know what she did. All the harm she caused for so many years. But maybe, just maybe, this is the one time to try.

Ashley: I was at the most incredible cafes all over paris and somehow I still managed to miss mrs. Martinez’s coffee. So tell me, you’re convinced that tucker’s planning something. Is there anything specific I should know about?

Diane: No, it’s just a bit of cat and mouse at the moment.

Ashley: What does that even mean?

Diane: Billy found evidence that tucker was trying to bury a cover-up of some criminal activity by one of the artists signed to the mccall label.

Ashley: Yeah, yeah. The statutory rape case. I know that the pr people covered it up and then audra and tucker tried to bury the cover-up, but they did a crappy job of it because there’s emails out there, so.

Diane: Exactly. You knew about that?

Ashley: Well, yeah, I mean, we were married. He told me after the wedding.

Diane: Uh, well, we tried to use it as leverage to get tucker out of town.

Ashley: That didn’t work, obviously.

Diane: Nope, he’s still here.

Ashley: So, now what?

Diane: Billy wants to take the information public. Use it to discredit tucker, ruin his reputation, with the hopes that it’ll stop any idea he has of coming after us.

Ashley: That’s ridiculous. I mean, tucker does not care if he’s seen in a bad light. He knows that people have very short memories and he’s very good at spinning everything in his favor. You know what? I need to talk to jack, and billy, right now.

Jack: I am done with your games, tucker.

Tucker: I’m not. I’m having such a ball getting under your skin and keeping you guessing. It’s immensely rewarding.

Jack: We’re done here. Now, I pretend you don’t exist.

Tucker: No, no, don’t do that, jack. That would make it far too easy for me. I mean, you do you, as they say, but with that attitude, you’ll never see me coming.

Jack: Why, that’s a lot of talk. A lot of bravado for a man trying so hard to cover his desperation. You’re running scared, tucker. As delightful as this conversation has been, it is over.

Audra: Tucker may be hard to read sometimes, but you know, I feel like I know him better than almost anyone else. I’m a pretty perceptive gal and you know, I can read his demeanor and– and push him in whatever direction I think he should go.

Kyle: Okay. So, you know how to use him. That’s what you’re saying?

Audra: It’s a good skill to have.

Kyle: Look, I know you and tucker go way back, that you used to be close, but it’s sounding more and more like you still are. Just how close are we talking?

Audra: Well, you know, we, um– we have an interesting dynamic. You know, at times it’s one thing, then it’s another.

Kyle: Has it ever been sexual?

Audra: Would it bother you if I said yes?

Christine: It’s unbelievable that phyllis can have you brainwashed after all this time.

Danny: No, no, wait a minute. I– I’m not defending anything that phyllis has done. I just– I’m just saying that some second chances are warranted.

Christine: Second, third, a hundredth. You know, I don’t want to talk about phyllis.

Danny: Okay. Let’s talk about your trip then.

Christine: No, I– there have to be other topics, you know, than my trip or phyllis. How about my godson? Omegasphere is doing really well, right?

Danny: I know you so well, cricket. I think you do want to talk about what went down in lisbon. And who better with than me? Long time friends. Great listener. Always gives his exes another chance. Come on, talk to me.

Christine: So, I went to see paul in portugal. I think, you know, that he went there to stay with lucy and heather after he retired. So, we hadn’t seen each other in months.

Danny: But you stayed in touch?

Christine: Yeah, I’m– I don’t think we talked about this when you were here for the bicentennial, but paul and I had been going through some problems. Nothing huge or insurmountable. At least not that I thought. But as soon as he retired and spent more time at home, it was like our issues became magnified and– and we had such differences of opinion.

Danny: But you didn’t think the marriage was over?

Christine: I thought we’d separate. You know, spend some time apart and– and figure things out. We were still communicating. I was texting him every now and again. I– I– I called him on his birthday, but I knew that I needed to give him some space. Because after all, he crossed an ocean to get away from me.

Danny: I’m sure it wasn’t like that.

Christine: If you say so. Anyway, at the end of phyllis’s case, paul reached out and asked if I wanted to come to lisbon so we could discuss our future. And I– I looked at that as a really positive sign.

Danny: Yeah, it sounds positive to me.

Christine: So, I got there and– and at first it really did seem like he wanted to work things out. You know, we explored the city. And we went to all these like really great places to eat and we– and we went to the beach. I mean, you guys were friends. You– you know how fun he can be.

Danny: Yeah. I do, I do.

Christine: We just– we didn’t talk about our problems or what was next. We just… we just enjoyed each other’s company. And for a minute, it felt like the good old days. It felt like we traveled back to when– when we were happy, you know? When… when things weren’t strained. When– when we wanted the same things.

Danny: Well, it sounds wonderful.

Christine: Yeah. It just didn’t last because eventually, we realized that we had to talk about things. You know, really talk and not just gloss over all of our conflicts and– and try and pretend like everything was okay, only because we wanted it to be.

Danny: Okay. So, you talked.

Christine: We talked and we talked and– and we tried to figure out if there was any hope for us. Or for our marriage.

Danny: And?

[ Christine exhaling ]

Christine: There’s nothing. There’s nothing.

Kyle: Okay. You and tucker as colleagues, as friends, I guess I can see that. But sleeping together, I mean, you seem too strong and independent to be seduced by him.

Audra: Maybe I seduced him.

Kyle: I guess that’s more plausible, but why? Tucker is– well, tucker is a lot of things, and devious is pretty high on the list. Why would you want that kind of involvement?

Audra: What are you saying?

Kyle: Well, tucker isn’t the most stable guy in the world? I mean, look at what happened with ashley. One hint of betrayal, at least in his eyes, and he goes ballistic.

Audra: Yeah. Well, um, I can control tucker. That’s never been a problem. And as far as I’m concerned, he’s just a means to an end. For me, okay? And for you too if this all works out. So, kyle, are you in? Are you ready to sit in that jabot co-ceo chair you deserve? You know, the one your father doesn’t want you to have.

Jack: Hey, welcome home, ash.

Ashley: Hey, thank you. Good to be here.

Jack: Oh, I missed you.

Ashley: Thank you.

Billy: Yeah, so did I.

Ashley: Hello.

Billy: Hi.

Ashley: Hello.

Jack: Listen, I am so sorry for all you have been through. I promised myself I wasn’t gonna push or reach out in any way beyond simple business stuff until you told me you were ready.

Ashley: Okay. It’s fine. I knew I had your support. Thank you so much.

Billy: That husband of yours is an idiot.

Ashley: I told you so? Is that where this is going?

Billy: No, I just think it needs to be said.

Ashley: Because honestly, I have been beating myself up enough about another failed marriage, billy. So, please don’t rub my nose in it. I don’t need you for that and i don’t need you for that either.

Jack: I would never do that, ash.

Ashley: Of course you would. But please, could we just focus on what tucker’s up to and what we’re gonna do to stop him?

Billy: Yes. Abbott band back together.

Ashley: Yeah. We need to have a united front against what I’m sure is a planned attack.

Jack: We are absolutely united against tucker mccall, but I don’t think he has the ammo for a big attack. He is a hurt and desperate man these days.

Billy: I agree. He– he seems to be trying to hold on to power, make himself seem relevant.

Ashley: Right. Okay, so I don’t think it’s a very smart idea to underestimate tucker. You know, I don’t think that’s smart.

Diane: Ashley’s right.

Billy: Okay, let me ask you a question. I, um– clearly, we’re very, very thrilled that you’re back home, but why– why are you here now? I know that you were concerned that coming face to face with tucker would only make him more angry, so–

Ashley: Yeah, I was. I was and then he reached out to me a couple of times. You know, he said he wants to fix things so, I thought I could use it to my advantage.

Jack: I think I have some idea where this is heading and I don’t like it at all.

Audra: So, does that mean you’re in?

Kyle: Oh, I am totally, completely in.

Audra: You know, you were worried about betraying your family. You’re not anymore?

Kyle: I’m tired of being pushed to the side. Treated like jabot isn’t my birthright just as much as it is my father’s and my uncle’S. I’m going to take control of my future by helping you and tucker take control of jabot.

Nick: Let me just get this straight. You put me and vic through hell just so you could prove what we already knew? That adam cannot be trusted. Or more accurately, adam and nate.

Victor: You have got to trust that I know what I’m doing, all right?

Nick: Just so you know, I have no problem whatsoever with any plan that proves adam’s quest for redemption is a load of crap. But dad, you cannot keep letting victoria go through this. It’s cruel.

Nikki: Yes, it is. And I’ve been opposed to this idea since I first learned of it.

Victor: And I don’t like the idea that you exposed it before I was ready.

Nick: Dad, come on. You wanted me to figure it out.

Victor: And you did.

Nick: Why didn’t you just come to us instead of letting us worry about you? Instead of testing us? You obviously don’t trust victoria. You don’t trust me. It’s more than just adam you’re worried about.

Victor: I have faith in you. Now that you know the truth, I’m counting on you.

Nick: You used me. You stressed me out. You let me worry about you night and day. And now you want me to be your ally? You gotta be kidding me.

Nick: If you need my help to sell your mental state to victoria, adam, and nate, that means you don’t trust my sister, your daughter.

Victor: You know damn well how furious she was when I demoted her.

Nick: Vic would never let you suffer in order to get her position back.

Nikki: Of course, she wouldn’T. And you know that.

Nick: Yes, vic likes to be in charge. I mean, I’ve had my run-ins with her. She chose nate over me. You think that didn’t hurt? That it still doesn’t hurt? But I have no doubt about her loyalty to this family or to you. She needs to know the truth, dad.

Victor: Son, it’s all too soon. I need to know who I can trust.

Danny: I think I’m missing something here. You and paul are in lisbon together. It’s going well, you’re having fun. And then, all of a sudden, what? You’ve decided it’s over?

Christine: I’m giving you the shortened version. After paul and I spent some time in portugal, we decided to take a trip. We had the time. I had all these vacation days saved up for something. And so, we thought it would be a good idea. And we– we realized that you really get to– to know people better when you travel.

Danny: That’s true.

Christine: So that was, you know, part of it. We were gonna– we were gonna get to know each other again. And we were gonna go to places that we had been before that made us happy. And we were gonna use all those good times as a backdrop. To try and figure out what went wrong after all these years together and a couple trips down the aisle.

Danny: It sounds like a good plan.

Christine: Except it backfired. Instead of all those romantic memories bringing us closer together, it actually… it made it very obvious that the distance between us had grown to a point where there was just– there was no way back.

Danny: Chris, I…

Christine: We just don’t work together anymore. You know, we both saw it so clearly and it wasn’t about us growing apart. It was– it was about paul pulling away. He’s just not in love with me anymore.

Jack: What? You’re not seriously considering pretending to rekindle things with tucker to find out what he’s really up to?

Ashley: Well, it worked before. I know him better than anybody.

Jack: Yes, you know, his volatility up close and personal. You know he’s a wild card and you cannot be sure that he will believe that your overtures are real. Ash, there are too many variables. I cannot let you do this.

Ashley: It’s a good thing I don’t need your permission.

Danny: I’m so sorry, chris.

Christine: Thank you.

Danny: You know, I love you both. You and paul. And I hate to see you like this. You’re positive there is no hope? Counseling or maybe some more time apart.

Christine: No, no, no. It’s– it’s over. I– I don’t have any more doubts. Not anymore. And there’s something about that conviction that almost brings me a sense of peace.

Danny: So, what happens now?

Christine: I’m just gonna have to figure it out.

Danny: And you will.

Nick: You really need to tell victoria what’s going on.

Victor: That is not a good idea right now.

Nick: If you’re that concerned about adam being a threat, then we should all fight him together.

Victor: Let me tell you something. Adam is not the only threat.

Nick: You can’t possibly mean victoria. Is it nate? Is that who you don’t trust?

Victor: I cannot rely on victoria not telling and not alerting nate.

Nick: Okay. I can understand that. But I’m telling you, if vic finds out about this on her own, she is never gonna forgive you.

Ashley: Hey.

Kyle: Ashley, you’re home.

Ashley: Yeah. Hi.

Kyle: Nobody told me you were coming back.

Ashley: It was a surprise.

Jack: And we’re all very happy about it.

Kyle: Well, I’m sure abby’s thrilled. I mean, how are you doing after everything that happened? I guess you’ve been discussing tucker.

Jack: So, where were you, kyle? Linda came down a little while ago saying that harrison was ready for his bedtime story. I didn’t know where to tell her you were.

Kyle: Yeah, I’ll get right on it. Um, you know dad, if you must know, um, I was with audra.

Diane: I thought you said things were over with her.

Kyle: Well, it’s not. No reason for us not to see each other now that I’m no longer working at newman media.

Jack: Kyle, I know you and summer are divorcing. You are certainly free to date anyone you want, but don’t you think you could do better than audra charles?

Kyle: Oh, seriously, dad? Have you learned nothing about judging other people’s choice in partner?

Jack: I am just trying to spare you–

Kyle: No, no, no, no. You know nothing about her. I mean, not really, and you, of all people, mom, should know what it’s like to be judged unfairly and not given a second chance.

[ Diane scoffing ]

Ashley: Ah, I mean, you do know that tucker and audra are close, right? I mean, they’re very close.

Kyle: I’m aware of this.

Diane: We just want what’s best for you, kyle.

Ashley: Ah, she’s his confidant, actually. And I mean, have you considered the possibility that she’s using you? I mean, have you even considered that?

[ Knocking on door ]

Audra: Oh, my god. What are you doing here, tucker?

Tucker: Well, I just saw handsome kyle abbott downstairs, and a-ha, I figured he might have come from here. How goes the conquest?

Audra: Well, you gave me an assignment and I’m– I’m carrying it out. I don’t need you breathing down my neck.

Tucker: Sometimes you like it when I breathe down your neck. Oh, sorry. How about a little progress report?

Audra: All you need to know is that kyle is on board.

Tucker: Good job.

Audra: I mean, surely you didn’t doubt my ability to convince him?

Tucker: Oh, no, no, no. I know how persuasive you can be.

Audra: So, what’s next?

Tucker: We find out if we can trust him.

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Adam: What does it mean, pop? Huh?

[ Adam sighing ] Something is not right here.

Nate: What the hell are you doing?

Nikki: You’re doing this on purpose, aren’t you?

Victor: Doing what on purpose?

Nikki: You know what I mean. Vacillating between between lucidity and confusion. This is some kind of plot you have concocted, isn’t it? Victor, for god’s sake, will you please tell me the truth? I need to know that you’re not losing your mind.

Victor: Baby, I am not losing my mind, okay?

Nikki: So then, you are tricking everyone.

Victor: Put it this way. Things are beginning to coalesce around me, so…

Nikki: I– I don’t even know what that means.

Victor: Well, that means that I’m beginning to discover certain patterns among my children and it’s somewhat upsetting.

Victoria: Mom.

Nikki: Oh, thank you for coming, darling.

Victoria: Yes. Of course. Is this about, um… where’s dad?

Nikki: He’s out taking a walk.

Victoria: How does he seem? That’s why you called, right? Because you noticed he’s forgetting things and he’s behaving erratically? Well, how worried do you think we should be?

Danny: All right. To your new home, son.

Phyllis: Woohoo!

Lily: Hear, hear!

Daniel: Thank you.

Lily: Congrats.

Daniel: Thank you. Thank you for all of this. And, um, thank you for bringing chairs.

Lily: Well, I know sally’s gonna help you decorate the place, but at least now you have an option other than the floor, right?

Danny: I don’t know. I’m kinda digging this spartan vibe.

Phyllis: I’m just glad that you’re out of the hotel and you have your own place.

Lily: Me too.

Phyllis: Yes.

Lily: Neighbor.

Phyllis: Given everything you’ve gone through, I’m surprised you’re staying, but I’m very happy.

Daniel: You know, it might come as a shock to you, mother, but the current state of our relationship doesn’t dictate why I want to stay in genoa city.

Danny: Okay, how about some more champagne?

Phyllis: No, I’m just saying– sure, sure. I mean, you’re putting down roots. That means you have a reason to stay.

Lily: Yeah, I hope so.

Daniel: You can count on it.

[ Lily chuckling ]

Phyllis: Several reasons, I’m sure, given the current developments.

Daniel: What do you mean?

Danny: I’m sure phyllis is talking about how you and lily found your way back together.

Daniel: Yeah.

Lily: Mm-hmm.

Daniel: Is that what you meant?

Phyllis: Yeah! Yeah. Well, that’s one of the things. For sure, for sure.

Lily: Well, thank you. I’m touched.

Daniel: Well, you are at the top of my list of good things that have happened to me, so…

Phyllis: And don’t forget all of your success with omegasphere.

Danny: Absolutely. You know, all those good things in your life, daniel, they didn’t just happen. You worked hard. You took a video idea and what? Turned it into a whole division of a company? I mean, come on.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. That’s all because somebody believed in me and took a chance on me.

Phyllis: Uh, yes, yes, but don’t sell yourself short. You deserve it.

Daniel: Yes. But I needed someone to believe in me to make it happen.

Lily: Yes, but I heard your vision, I saw how hard you worked and I knew that you could make it a reality.

Danny: And more than a reality. You built a whole new career for yourself.

Daniel: Okay, okay, okay. I will take some of the credit.

Danny: And you’re in a solid relationship with someone who really knows you and gets you. Hey, that’s a lot to celebrate.

Lily: Along with your new home.

Phyllis: Yes. And yay! Heather and lucy are moving back to genoa city. You get to be near your daughter.

Lily: Yeah and I agree. ‘Cause I think it’s great that you get to spend more time with lucy, right?

Phyllis: Yeah?

Daniel: Well, I am looking forward to spending more time with my daughter.

Phyllis: Yes, absolutely. That’s what I meant.

Adam: You know, why does it feel like I just got caught sneaking into my parents’ liquor cabinet.

Nate: I don’t know, adam. Have you been caught? What are you doing in here?

Adam: Why do you care?

Nate: Oh, that you’re sneaking around victor’s office, sitting in his chair like you own the place. Why would that concern me, adam?

Adam: Look, I just was–

Nate: Fantasizing what it would be like, huh?

Adam: Um, I don’t need to fantasize since I’ve actually run this company.

Nate: But right now, you work for me. You know I’m gonna have to tell victor, right?

Adam: And that would be fine. But okay, I admit it, technically, I should have run this by you first. I’m supposed to report to you and I shouldn’t be taking orders from anybody else in the company, but he is, you know, my dad.

Nate: What paperwork did he ask for?

Adam: The kind that he would consider private. Do I aspire to this chair again? Of course, I do. I mean, who wouldn’t? I, uh, suspect it has crossed your mind too.

Nate: If only my last name were newman.

Adam: Hm. That would make a difference, I can’t lie. Look, I, uh, appreciate your concern about my father, but there is nothing to be worried about, boss. All right? Those projections that you asked for are in your inbox, so I’ll see you in the morning.

[ Na what was it, mom? I’m supposed to report to you and I shouldn’t be taking orders from anybody else in the company, but he is, you know, my dad.

Nate: What paperwork did he ask for?

Adam: The kind that he would consider private. Do I aspire to this chair again? Of course, I do. I mean, who wouldn’t? I, uh, suspect it has crossed your mind too.

Nate: If only my last name were newman.

Adam: Hm. That would make a difference, I can’t lie. Look, I, uh, appreciate your concern about my father, but there is nothing to be worried about, boss. All right? Those projections that you asked for are in your inbox, so I’ll see you in the morning.

[ Nate sighing ]

Victoria: Well, something upset you enough for you to reach out to me. What was it, mom? Would you please talk to me? I need to know what’s going on.

Nikki: Victoria, I–

Victor: Sweetheart, everything all right?

Victoria: Hi, dad.

Victor: Hi, my darling.

Victoria: Good to see you.

Victor: What brings you by so late? Hope nothing was wrong at the office.

Victoria: No, everything is fine at the office.

Victor: So, why’d you come by? To check up on me or what?

Victoria: Would that be such a bad thing?

Victor: Yes. Perpetuating the notion that your father is losing his marbles.

Victoria: Well, you have–

Victor: It’s absurd. And I hope you were about to tell our daughter that.

Nikki: Words to that effect, yes.

Victor: Good. And I have your support.

Victoria: What’s going on between you two?

Victor: Nothing, okay? We’re having a little private matter we’re discussing. Otherwise, everything is fine. Nothing to worry about. Hi, my name is damion clark. And if you have

Victoria: I get it, dad. I get it. This is not a conversation that you want to have. I know you don’t like when people question your ability to manage things, especially because you’re the one who always holds everything together.

Victor: Especially when that person feels she should be running newman enterprises instead of her father.

Victoria: Oh, come on, dad. That’s not what this is about. I don’t care about that title.

Victor: Give me a break.

Victoria: As much as I care about you. I have a lot of questions.

Victor: The answer’s very simple. There’s nothing wrong with me.

Victoria: You know? You see, that is exactly what I said after what I went through with jt.

Victor: Why do you bring that up now?

Victoria: Because… for months and months, I told people that I was fine, that there was nothing wrong. I just needed to get back to work and look after my family, but then I finally had to face the fact that there was something wrong, that I couldn’t operate at that level.

Victor: So, it’s a totally different conversation. That was forced upon you by jt’s madness.

Victoria: Daddy, I know, I understand. The circumstances were different–

Victor: Yeah.

Victoria: But you and me, we’re the same. We’re the decision makers. The ones that people look to and when I finally had to admit that yes, indeed, I was struggling, I needed your help and I needed your guidance and it made all the difference in the world. I just– I want to return the favor.

Nikki: You know, it’s late, we’re all tired. We should have this conversation–

Victor: What do you mean by wanting me to return the favor? What do you mean by that?

Victoria: Just please talk to a professional. Agree to do that. If they talk to you, then maybe they can figure out if something’s going on. If not, if I’m overreacting, then you can throw a big, huge “I told you so” party.

Victor: If I did, would that put an end to this?

Victoria: If I’m wrong, then yes. Yes, most definitely.

Victor: Huh. I’ll think about it.

Victoria: Thank you. I guess that’s the best that I could hope for.

Adam: Nick. Look, I realize that I’m the last person that you want to deal with right now.

Nick: Way to read the room.

Adam: Listen, wait, wait. Can we please just put everything else aside for a minute and talk about dad? Because I’m really concerned something’s wrong with him.

Nick: You know, the first time vic brought this up, that she thought that dad was acting confused, I didn’t pay much attention to it. I just thought that she was exaggerating because she was bitter that dad demoted her.

Adam: Okay. Well then, what changed?

Nick: Dad’s the smartest person in every room, you know? He’s always three steps ahead.

Adam: Yeah, and yet, he’s done some questionable things lately that things that the smartest man in the room would not do.

Nick: But wouldn’t it be just like dad to do something like this as part of a grand plan?

Adam: To what end?

Nick: Well, adam, I no longer think victoria’s exaggerating.

Adam: What changed your mind?

Nick: He made a comment about victoria taking over newman media and not mom.

Adam: Could’ve been a slip.

Nick: Tried to tell myself that.

Adam: Like when he called me by your name?

Nick: That’d be two slips. This coming from the man who’s usually on top of everything.

Adam: Nick, come on. It has to be something bigger than that to make you this concerned. Come on, nick. I– I’m concerned too. Can we just put aside the anger for a minute and act like victor’s sons? What else happened?

Nick: He also said that, uh, you and sally were still expecting a baby.

Adam: He forgot that we lost her?

Nick: I reminded him. He just tried to change the subject.

Adam: Geez. Wow. Th– this morning, dad, he went off on me and then later, it’s like he– he didn’t even realize that he had done it. He seemed like everything was fine, but then he went on this paranoid riff that you and victoria were trying to sabotage him. I, uh, I ended up going to his office. I’m not sure why. Was trying to find clues that could help us put this together and this is what I found. Have you ever known dad to doodle?

Nick: No.

Adam: It’s not like him at all.

Nick: Well, given what we’re talking about, this seems like it’s insignificant to me.Adam: Yeah, I– I thought the same thing until you look more closely. If you look at the lines, they’re little letters. It’s writing.

Nick: It’s just names over and over again. Victoria, adam and nicholas.

Adam: Yeah, you see the image? It’s a snake and fangs. It’s really– it’s weird. And it’s really disturbing.

Phyllis: Okay, okay, I’ll admit it. I had an ulterior motive encouraging heather to move back to town. I did.

Daniel: Mom.

Phyllis: I want to be near lucy, okay? Big deal, sue me. That was my reason.

Lily: Yeah. She’s gonna be off to college before you know it. Trust me.

Danny: Reminds me of when you were a teenager, daniel, you know? Figuring things out. Hey, do you remember when we first realized that he might just have artistic talent? Yeah, remember that? He drew that wild caricature of his gym teacher.

[ Phyllis laughing ]

Phyllis: Mr. Pollard. Do you remember that?

Daniel: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: He did not think it was funny.

Daniel: Nope.

Danny: No, no, no. In fact, I think he made him waterboy for a couple of games, didn’t he?

Phyllis: Remember that– remember that tight uniform he made you wear?

Danny: You sent me a picture of it, you know? You did. It was priceless, wasn’t it?

Daniel: Priceless. You also remember before I really found my passion for art, that I want into photography? You should remember. I was the official tour photographer that one summer.

Danny: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Great times.

Daniel: Yeah, great times, until mom found a picture of me and some random girl partying on the tour bus and decided that it would be a good idea to show my current girlfriend at the time and you know, that ultimately led to us breaking up, but yeah, good times.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

Danny: And look where we are today, huh? Come on, you channeled those amazing drawing skills and you used them to turn your life around. And you created a video game in which your daughter was the central character. I mean, how amazing is that?

Lily: Yeah, it was amazing. I mean, you gave her an incredible gift.

Phyllis: Absolutely.

Danny: Yeah. And your mother has turned her life around. Yeah, she’s– she’s been through stuff that… might have broken someone else, but it made her strong and I think a newfound appreciation for family and for all the opportunities that you’ve given her.

Phyllis: Thank you. Absolutely.

Danny: I think we should drink to that.

[ Daniel sighing ]

Daniel: I’ll get more champagne.

Danny: It’s so nice.

Daniel: Well, I can’t thank you guys enough for helping me break the place in.

Lily: Yes, and the food. Thank you.

Danny: Hey, that was all phyllis.

Phyllis: That was my pleasure.

Daniel: This feels good. I’m gonna like it here.

[ All chuckling ]

Phyllis: Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration. I really appreciate it. And I have to tell you, honestly, after my kids have been all over the globe, I’m so happy that my babies– my babies are right here in town. It makes me so happy. Just saying. I’m happy you’re here too.

Danny: Well, I feel the same way.

Daniel: Well, listen. Anytime you’re ready to move out of the athletic club and into your honorary guest room, it’s waiting.

Lily: Which will have furniture soon, hopefully.

Daniel: Oh, I am gonna call sally first thing in the morning, I promise.

Lily: Okay.

Daniel: I will. That is assuming that you’re planning on staying in town.

Danny: I told you, I have no place I need to be. I wanna spend time with you, so yes, I am taking you up on that offer. I plan on staying for a while.

Daniel: Great. Fantastic.

Phyllis: Well, that’s great to hear.

Danny: Well, listen. We’re, uh, we’re gonna get out of here. It was great seeing you, lily.

Lily: Yeah, you too.

Phyllis: I’ll see you at work.

Daniel: Sounds like a plan. Good night.

Lily: Good night, guys.

Phyllis: Good night.

[ Danny sighing ]

Danny: I love you. Hey, congrats.

Daniel: Yup. Thank you.

Danny: Bye.

Lily: Bye.

[ Daniel exhaling ]

[ Lily chuckling ]

Daniel: Thank you so much for putting up with my parents, especially with my mom.

Lily: No, it was fine.

Daniel: No, it wasn’T. She just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone.

Nikki: I’m relieved that you’ll think about taking this step, for everyone’s peace of mind.

[ Phone chiming ]

Victoria: Oh, it’s nate. He wants to meet. Something important that he needs to discuss.

Victor: Well, why don’t you go to it, okay?

Victoria: Thank you, dad.

Victor: I haven’t agreed to anything.

Victoria: I know, but you’re at least thinking about it, right? All I want are some definitive answers and I really feel like you should want the same. I only care about your health. Truly. I don’t have an ulterior motive, I just– I just want everything to be all right.

Victor: Uh-huh.

Nikki: Darling, you said that you would consider a professional opinion.

Victoria: And whoever you talk to, if they think that nicholas and i are overreacting or taking things too far, then I will let it go. I give you my word.

Nikki: Yes, I think we will all feel better once we know the facts.

Victoria: I love you.

Victor: I love you too.

Victoria: Just let me know what you decide.

Victor: Yeah, yeah.

Nikki: All right, darling. Uh, have a good evening. I’ll talk to you–

Victoria: I love you so much, all right? Goodbye.

Nikki: Bye. Your daughter is worried about you. You are lucid enough to see that, right?

Victor: She’s just upset that I took over the reins of the company again, that’s all.

Nikki: Victor, she has done everything you have ever wanted. The company was thriving under her leadership and then, you took that away from her. Of course, she feels slighted. She feels manipulated. That’s what you do.

Victor: If I hadn’t stepped in, you would have told her everything. That means I can no longer trust you.

Adam: So, does that mean that he sees us as vipers? Does he think that we’re trying to go after each other or is he imagining that we’re trying to attack him?

Nick: You’re reading too much into it.

Adam: No, I think the message is pretty clear.

Nick: He was doodling, adam. He probably doesn’t even realize what he was drawing.

Adam: Come on. You don’t believe that anymore than I do, okay? Look at this. The time and energy that went into this? This is not some random scribbling. This is a window into his brain.

Nick: How so?

Adam: He didn’t just mix up our names, nick. He forgot that I worked at newman. That he put me working for nate. And nikki’s in charge of newman media. He forgot that his own granddaughter died. You gonna pretend like that’s not serious?

Nick: All right, I’ll figure it out, okay? I will come up with a solution.

Adam: You know we cannot let this go on and the only reason that you’re hedging is because you don’t want me involved.

Nick: Well, you got that right.

Adam: You know, he’s my dad too.

Nick: That won’t stop you from using it to your advantage. You probably see this as some sort of poetic justice.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: You don’t trust that I’m trying to do what’s best for dad. And given my history, I understand. I mean, I’m sure you blame me for whatever confusion sally is going through.

Nick: I know how good you are at manipulating people, and this has nothing to do with you and sally. This is about you and dad, and your messed-up relationship. And the gamesmanship, and the back-and-forth. Like, remember when you messed his medication?

Adam: Okay, I am not that person anymore. And I’m making a genuine effort to prove that.

Nick: For a whole few weeks. Nicely done. Is it even real?

Adam: I’m sorry that it hasn’t been longer, so you can see that I’m sincere. Nick, I can’t just keep my head down and be a good soldier when something could be really wrong with dad. I know, we all see him as indestructible, it’s hard to accept.

Nick: Well, whatever it is, we will figure it out without you.

Adam: I’m already involved. And the best way to get through to dad, to help dad, is to show him his children are working together.

Nick: You’re just trying to maneuver your way back in.

Adam: No, I’m trying to give him what he has always wanted. What he’s desperately craved. Family unity. I mean, he even said that you were coming back to newman. Is that even true?

Nick: No, adam, I’m not. I have no idea why he would say that.

Adam: Because something is wrong. I know it’s hard to accept, but I’m telling you, this is the best thing that we can do for him.

Adam: Do you really hate me that much that you will refuse to work together, to do what’s best for our father?

Victoria: Hi.

Nate: Hey.

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: I, um… I just came from the ranch. My mom reached out to me and said that she needed to talk.

Nate: About victor?

Victoria: I assume so. But before she could tell me what was on her mind, my dad came back from his nightly walk.

Nate: How’d he seem?

Victoria: He seemed fine. I mean… no sign of confusion. And when I brought up my concerns, and my idea for him to… to have somebody evaluate him, I mean… he resisted it.

Nate: I’m not surprised.

Victoria: There was, um… there was some sort of tension between him and my mother.

Nate: Maybe your mother’s been after him to get a professional opinion, too.

Victoria: Yeah, that makes sense. I mean, she was being extremely careful about what she said.

Nate: Victor is a proud man. He’s not used to people questioning his authority, much less his mental health.

Victoria: Yeah. I know that, I… I mean, I tried to put it… to him in a way that I thought would be more palatable, that… you know, that he should talk to someone, and relieve our concerns, and if I’ve blown everything out of proportion, that he can lord it over me, for the rest of time, never let me forget it.

Nate: And he agreed?

Victoria: He said he would consider it.

Nate: Maybe he’s, uh…

[ Sighs ] Maybe he’s afraid of what a specialist might find.

Victoria: That’s hard for me to imagine.

Nate: It’s hard to imagine any of this, given it’s victor.

Victoria: He’s so strong and confident, I could see him… going in and assuming that he could fool any specialist, whatever’s going on with him.

Nate: Exactly. So why hesitate this time?

Victoria: Because maybe this time, it’s different. Maybe he is… really scared about what’s going on in his mind.

Daniel: I just feel like it’s so obvious what my mother was trying to do and I hate that she put you in this position.

Lily: What position?

[ Daniel sighs ]

Daniel: I don’t know, you know, making you feel like you have to make allowances for her. Bringing up heather’s name every opportunity that she gets, or her acting like she’s so excited that heather and lucy are moving back to town.

Lily: Well, of course she’s excited. Her granddaughter is moving back here and then you get to be part of lucy’s life again. It’s wonderful.

[ Daniel sighs ]

Daniel: Yeah, but she’s using it to stir up trouble between the two of us.

Lily: Daniel, I don’t see it that way. I think she knows that she screwed up, and that it’s gonna take a long time to gain your trust again.

Daniel: This is not the way to do that. Not at all.

Lily: Daniel, I think she’s just happy that you’re staying in genoa city, and she’s pointing out other reasons to make it long-term.

Daniel: Well, I guess it’s nice that you can give her the benefit of the doubt, even though she’s the one that’s pushing for heather to move here.

Lily: Okay, look, all I saw tonight is that she’s very self-conscious around you, because she’s afraid of being judged, and she is being judged.

Daniel: With good reason. Yeah, she is.

Lily: No, not about this. Not by me.

Daniel: So, you really didn’t see what she was oh so subtly trying to do tonight?

Lily: Okay, daniel, I think you’re the one with the problem.

Daniel: What are you talking about?

Lily: You’re the one who’s making this about heather.

Danny: And a tea with honey, thanks.

[ Phyllis sighs ]

Phyllis: Well… that went well, right?

Danny: Yeah. Yeah, it did. It was a really, uh… it was a really nice evening.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m really proud of our son, how he’s turned his life around.

Danny: Me, too. And he and lily, they– well… they seem really happy together.

Phyllis: Oh. I’ll be honest, I don’t see it.

Danny: Oh, come on. Why not?

[ Phyllis chuckles ]

Phyllis: Many reasons.

Danny: Careful, phyllis.

Phyllis: What?

Danny: You’re in the process of rebuilding your trust with daniel.

Danny: You’re not gonna score any points meddling in his relationship.

Phyllis: I’m not meddling. Oh, my goodness, I’m not meddling. It’s an observation, that’s all. That’s it. That’s what I see.

Danny: Uh-huh.

Phyllis: I like lily.

Danny: Yeah, right.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Danny: But you just don’t like them together.

Phyllis: Well, I was very nice to her tonight.

Danny: Uh, nice-ish.

Phyllis: I was nice to her. Listen, they have a lot of history, I know.

Danny: Yeah, they were in love once. Passionately.

Phyllis: Yes, and it didn’t work out. For reasons.

Danny: That doesn’t mean it will happen this time.

Phyllis: I just don’T… I don’t want to see our son get his heart broken, that’s all.

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: Couples do have second chances that work out, you know.

Phyllis: Yes, I do. Thanks for reminding me. You’re a very positive influence to have… in someone’s life who needs it.

[ Danny chuckles ]

Danny: Well, I’M… happy to oblige.

Victoria: You know, my whole entire life, my father has been like this mythic figure, almost. Like, he’s always winning, he’s always… finding a way. So, it’s hard for me to imagine him not thinking that he’s in complete control. I’m sorry, I keep dragging you into my family issues.

Nate: No, no. No need to apologize.

Victoria: So, what is it that you wanted to talk to me about?

Nate: It has to do with your family issues. I know you’ve been totally focused on your father’s health, as you should be. So, I’ve made it a priority to keep an eye on adam.

Victoria: If anyone would take advantage of this situation, any perceived weakness, that would definitely be my brother.

Nate: And I think he’s going there.

Victoria: Why? What did he do? I found him sitting behind victor’s desk, looking rather comfortable. Like he owned the place.

Nikki: I was not going to tell victoria that you’re faking this mental decline.

Victor: You were on the verge, weren’t you?

Nikki: Was I tempted? Absolutely. And as much as I dislike what you’re doing, I would never betray your trust. Victor, please. You have to hear what I’m saying and consider the consequences of what you’re doing.

Victor: I know what I’m doing and soon enough I’ll find out which one of my children is ready to betray me.

Nikki: It’s not worth the pain it’s causing.

[ Nikki scoffs ]

Nikki: Nicholas is so distraught, he will never let on, victoria’s beside herself. She worships you. And she is terrified that she might lose you.

Nick: Well, I do admit, you… sound sincere.

Adam: Well, just give me a chance to prove that I am. At least admit that what I’m saying, it makes sense.

Nick: Ever since the day dad announced his intention to step back in as ceo, my mom’s been very concerned about him taking all this on.

Adam: Well, yeah, on top of the pressure of running the company, he’s just been consumed with trying to get all of us to come back to be a part of what he created.

Nick: Which you fought him every step of the way, because the only thing you cared about, adam, was what you wanted, what you felt like you deserved.

Adam: Yes. I did. I admitted that. But I want to do what is right, because dad is not well. So taking care of him has to be our top priority, regardless of you feel about me, personally.

[ Nick sighs ]

Adam: Come on, what’s going on inside your mind? You know what this means, don’t you?

[ Nick sighs ]

Nick: I’ll handle it. You stay out of it.

Daniel: You know, I’m not the one who kept bringing up heather’s name in the conversation tonight. I just brought it up now because I want to apologize for how my mother was acting.

Lily: Look at how worked up you’re getting just talking about her.

Daniel: Because I can’t get my mom to back off. I mean, heather told me that she wanted us to be back together.

Lily: Even if that’s true, so what?

[ Daniel chuckles ]

Daniel: It’s obnoxious, lily, and it’s manipulative.

Lily: Yeah, that is your mother. I mean, I’m gonna pretend that it doesn’t bother me that you’re more upset about this than I am.

Daniel: Okay, look, I am… I am upset because this, because this, right here, this is exactly what my mother wants. She wants heather to be an issue for us.

Lily: Then stop making her one.

[ Daniel sighs ]

Daniel: I’m not. I’m not. She’s not.

Phyllis: Listen to you… wild danny romalotti, dispensing all this wisdom.

[ Phyllis chuckles ]

Danny: Yes, only to a select few.

Phyllis: Oh, I’m honored. I’m honored. It felt really good, being with you tonight, with our son.

Danny: Yeah, for me too.

Phyllis: Oh. Well… I have an early morning tomorrow. I should get home.

Danny: Yeah. I’m just gonna… hang out a bit, finish my tea. Good night, phyllis.

Phyllis: Good night, danny.

[ Danny chuckles ]

[ Danny sighs ]

[ Approaching footsteps ]

Christine: Danny.

Danny: Hi.

Nate: I think adam is up to something. And it didn’t take long for him to revert to his old ways.

Victoria: I never bought his reform act anyway. So, what did he say when you walked in and caught him sitting in my dad’s chair?

Nate: That your father wanted him to grab some documents.

Victoria: What documents?

Nate: Wouldn’t share. Said it was personal.

Victoria: Are you buying that?

Nate: Nope.

Victoria: Well, what do you think he’s after?

Nate: No idea. But I remembered an earlier conversation we’d had. I had mentioned some of the things you and i witnessed with victor. His first response was: We need to look out for the company.

Victoria: There is no question that he’s going to try to use my father’s condition against him.

[ Adam sighs ]

[ Adam clears throat ]

Adam: Hi, dr. Skelton, uh, it’s adam newman. I would like to meet with you. Uh, I’m gonna need your help. No, it’s not me. It’s my father.

Victor: Sweetheart… I needed to do this to be certain.

Nikki: Victor, you are punishing all of your children with this stunt. When you need to focus on adam.

Victor: Yeah, adam seems to be the most obvious one to use this time to come after me.

Nick: Dad, I’m onto you. Time to come clean.

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Chloe: Well, would you please say something? I can’t help if I don’t know what’s going on.

Sally: Okay, fine. Um, Nick has been avoiding me.

Chloe: Okay. Um, that might turn out to be a good thing.

Sally: How in the world is nick avoiding me a good thing?

Chloe: Just let him cool down. You know, give him some time to miss you. The two of you can’t talk through things rationally when he’s all worked up.

Sally: Yeah, but this doesn’t feel like a break or a cooling down period. This feels like the end.

Chloe: No, that’s just because you’re scared, so you’re going to the worst case scenario.

Sally: You weren’t there, Chloe. You didn’t see the look in his eyes or hear the tone in his voice. For Nick, there’s no way forward for us.

Chloe: Yeah, well, I– I refuse to believe that. It– don’t just freak out over something that hasn’t even happened yet.

Sally: Well, I’d say it kind of has happened

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Victor: Then, you agree. They’re trying to take me down.

Adam: No, no, no, I– I did not say that. But do I think that she wants her title back? Of course, she wants her title back. And Nate will go along with anything that she says, but why do you think that they’re actively pursuing that?

Victor: I don’t know. I overheard some whisperings, you know. She said that she was very upset about having been demoted by me. And Nate, instead of calming her down, he encouraged her. I’m convinced they’re trying to prove that I am, you know, I’ve lost my marbles. I’m incapacitated.

Adam: Well you– we all make little mistakes, call people by the wrong name, stuff like that.

Victor: Well, what do you think about that?

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: I– I– I don’t want to say anything that will um, demean Victoria.

Victor: No, no, tell me honestly. What do you think?

Adam: Victoria was furious when you announced that you were gonna come back.

Victor: Yeah.

Adam: So yeah, she’s probably trying to undermine you. She’s probably even planning a coup.

Victor: Okay.

Adam: She’s smart. She’s shrewd, she’s ambitious. Just like Nate. So yes, the two of them teaming up is a real possibility.


 

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