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Victor wants Victoria to go back to work but she doesn’t want to go back to work yet because she wants to concentrate on her family.

Victor wants to put Adam back at Newman Media. Adam, Nick, and Victoria think that this is a bad idea because all the changes would destabilize the company.

Nikki wants Victoria to take her place at Newman Media until she returns in a few months. Nick thinks that his mom’s idea is much better for the company.

Nikki wonders if Victor is trying to punish her because she relied on Jack as her sponsor.

Michael tells Cole to do what Victor asked him to do until he can figure out what Victor is planning to do.

Cole asks Victoria to go out to dinner with him.

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Billy tries one more time to persuade Lily to add Abbott to the Chancellor-Winters name. Lily wants to tell Devon about Jill’s heart condition because, if he knew about it, he would not object to adding Abbott to the company name. Billy refuses to tell Devon because he already broke Jill’s confidence by telling her about Jill’s heart condition.

Lily refuses to run the company with Billy and relegate Devon and Nate to a lesser position.

Diane tells Nikki to rely on her own husband instead of leaning on Jack.

Victor tells Kyle that there is always a place for him at Newman Enterprises. Diane and Jack tell Kyle to stop undermining her at work.

Audra tells Tucker that she has heard that he loves her and he is ready to move on before but she knows she will never come first with him. Tucker asks his assistant to tell the Glissade board of directors she wants to work with Audra to see if she can find out the identity of the secret investor.

Audra calls Victor to tell him everything is all set for the takeover of Glissade tomorrow.

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Summer tells Chance that she is considering having an official custody arrangement with Kyle because she is feeling like a part-time mom to Harrison. Chance suggests she talk to Kyle first before she considers going to court and making official custody arrangements for Harrison.

Cole and Victoria go out to dinner and agree they feel a connection, but they are not sure if they have feelings for each other again or if they are just connected because of Claire.

Mariah and Claire bond over similar childhood experiences.

Kyle and Claire talk about mystery novels and how she has the ability to figure out the identity of the criminal before she has finished reading the book.

Tucker tells Audra about Ashley’s illness and what Ashley went through with Martin. Tucker tells Audra that he has let go of Ashley now that he knows she is getting treatment. Tucker tells Audra he loves her and will give her Glissade since she wants it so much. Audra tells Tucker that she persuaded the board of Glissade to accept a buyout from an anonymous investor and he will soon be out of Glissade.

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Summer agrees to consider hiring Chloe as Sally’s second-in-command to help her finish the fashion line for Marquetti on time. Sally is happy that Summer really likes how she is finishing Chelsea’s work on the fashion collection.

Claire, Kyle, and Harrison spend the day at the park.

Summer later tells Kyle that she is jealous because Harrison bonded with Claire so quickly but she is glad to see Harrison so happy again.

Victoria accepts Cole’s invitation to dinner and Cole is nervous about their date.

Nikki and Nick try to persuade Victoria to work at Newman Media because Adam will never leave Newman Media if he returns to the company.

Victor tells Adam he needs Newman Media to destroy an enemy and he needs someone at Newman Media who is as ruthless as he is but Adam is forbidden from telling the family what Victor just told him.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, June 7, 2024

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This is the second episode centered on Ashley in Paris.

Martin chloroforms Ashley and takes her upstairs and is about to lock her into a room but she screams. Traci and Tucker, who are downstairs talking, rush upstairs to help Ashley. Alan arrives and asks his brother to let go of Ashley. Alan tries to persuade Martin to get help for his illness, but he says he isn’t sick. The two twin brothers have a physical struggle and they both fall over the balcony. Martin dies but Alan is okay because he landed on top of Martin when they both fell over the balcony.

Ashley tells Alan and Traci that she has a feeling that Martin did something terrible to her that night in September. Ashley can identify her three alters. Alan thinks that Ashley suffered a childhood trauma that created her alters and the trauma with Martin brought out her alters to protect her. Ashley decides to go to a clinic that specializes in her disorder to continue the work she needs to do to get healthy.

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This episode is all about Ashley working with Alan to try and remember what happened that night with Alan’s twin brother Martin that caused her so much trauma she created alters to protect her.

Alan suggests that Ashley try hypnosis to try and remember what happened that night. Ashley remembers she met Martin at the bar and they had a glass of wine and talked about her argument with Tucker. Martin tells Ashley that he wants her to go to his apartment to look at a new painting that he just bought.

Ashley decides to go to Alan’s apartment to see if she can have more memories. Alan, Ashley, and Traci arrive at Alan’s apartment where Alan hypnotized Ashley again even though Traci thinks she should stop to rest. Ashley hears a chime on her phone and sees Tucker called. Ashley hears his message about seeing Alan on the street and Alan didn’t recognize him. Ashley calls Tucker back and he tells her he has seen Alan on the street twice and he didn’t recognize him at all. Tucker asks Ashley if she needs help. Ashley tells Tucker she is fine and hangs up the phone. Tucker can’t shake the feeling that Ashley needs help and keeps thinking about the phone conversation that he just had with Ashley. Ashley tells Alan and Traci that Alan is in Paris.

Ashley is more determined than ever to remember what happened, so she tells Traci to go make some coffee while she gets hypnotized again. Ashley fights to keep control as Ms. Abbott tries to come out and protect her. Alan hypnotizes Ashley again and she remembers that Martin wanted her to recreate the fight with Tucker and he would play the role of Tucker so she could tell Tucker what she wanted to say when they had the argument. Ashley remembers that Martin was the one who was violent with her, not Tucker, and must have confused Tucker and Martin in her mind. Alan is happy that he was able to figure things out and that he was able to beat his brother.

Ashley is confused but then she realizes she is talking to Martin not Alan.

Ashley tries to get away, but Martin grabs her and puts his hand over her mouth.

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Interview with Bryton James

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Pictured: "50th Anniversary Episode" -- Coverage of the CBS Original Daytime Series THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Bryton James. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Interview with Bryon James of “The Young and The Restless” on CBS by Suzanne 5/21/24

It was so great to speak with Bryton! He’s nominated for another Daytime Emmy this year, so I hope he wins. He seems like a very nice guy, and we all know what a talent actor he is. Please enjoy the video!

TRANSCRIPT (not yet proofread)

Suzanne: So, did you just come back from New Orleans?

Bryton James: I did. I did. Just got back yesterday. We had a fantastic trip. We were, raising money for the cancer support community and for World War II veterans.

Suzanne: Oh, nice.

And, it was, it was awesome. It was, myself, Christian, LeBlanc, Eric Braden, Katherine Kelly Lang, and, Kimberlyn Brown.

Suzanne: Okay. And, did you get to go into New Orleans and do fun stuff at all?

Bryton James: Oh, yeah, I was, I was in Ardenville and, and then New Orleans the last day, but, I mean, I had fun throughout. We were, we were staying in this beautiful house out in the country, real close to the bayou. And, um, it was fantastic. It was the 2nd time I’ve been to Louisiana and, I, I have been wanting to go back since the 1st time just because of the food.

Suzanne: Right, right. And Christian’s from there, so he probably showed you some fun places, right?

Bryton James: He showed us all the fun places. He’s a walking encyclopedia when you’re there with him.

Suzanne: That’s great. That’s great. Um, so congratulations on being nominated again for an Emmy.

Bryton James: Thank you so much.

Suzanne: How does it feel?

Bryton James: Oh, gosh, it feels it’s it’s it’s an honor.

Bryton James: It’s it’s an honor. It feels like the very first time that never gets old. Um, and, like I always say that just any kind of nomination or recognition when it comes to awards and Emmys. It’s it just means that the people that I admire and respect so much in this medium who who understand what it takes to do what we do, um, think that I’m doing a decent job.

Bryton James: And it means the world to me.

Suzanne: That’s great. Now, I know a lot of the fans, love you, I was reading a lot of message boards, so even when they don’t like What Devon is doing or how he’s acting. They always say, Oh, he’s such a great actor. I love her so much. That’s

Bryton James: all I hope for. That’s all I hope for.

Bryton James: Whether they like me or hate me, as long as they believe what I’m doing. That’s all it matters. And

Suzanne: do you display your Emmys at home?

Bryton James: I have them. I, you know, they’re up in my, in my bedroom, just on my dresser for, for the first, I mean, for a long time, my, my first Emmy was with my mom. She had it for years and years.

Bryton James: And then, I ended up back with it when she was moving. Um, So, yeah, no, I don’t, I don’t put them out and about, but they’re upstairs for me to see.

Suzanne: Okay, well, if you get another one, you, you should get a display case or something.

Bryton James: I, I might, I just, you know, or I might, give this latest one, I’ll give this one back to my mom so she can, she can have it in her new place.

Bryton James: I’ve been telling, Christian and, and Peter Bergman, um, the ones who have three, that they got to get four so they can make a table.

Suzanne: That’s right. There you go. That’s right. An Emmy table. That would be funny. Let’s do an

Bryton James: Emmy copy table. Um,

Suzanne: so I’ve been watching the show a long time. In fact, I started watching it in 1986, the year you were born.

Suzanne: Oh, wow.

Bryton James: Wow.

Suzanne: I’m old.

Bryton James: I would never have guessed that you were back that far with us.

Suzanne: Yeah, I know. I was in my last year of college, and I had been watching all the ABC soaps, because, They didn’t have, you know, VCRs too much back then, and the student center had a little, all the colleges had a little student union or student center where there was a TV that was usually turned to the soaps during the day, and ours was always turned to ABC soaps.

Suzanne: But then my last year transferred, and they showed Young and the Restless before All My Children, so. It started on the hat. So

Bryton James: they got hooked on the good one. That’s great.

Suzanne: They get you hooked. I’m very easily hooked. So I remember when you came on the show, you’d always, you always were, that’s what I was saying earlier about watching the Eclipse.

Suzanne: You were always such a great actor, even when you were young. You could see it in your first episodes. You had such great dramatic material and you, you know, I can see why you’re still, why they still keep bringing you back. Who were your greatest, influences, would you say acting?

Bryton James: Oh, gosh. I mean, overall, you know, I, some of my favorite actors are like, I used to, I used to recite the scenes from like the shining, cause I was such a fan of Jack Nicholson and.

Bryton James: Guys like Robert Downey Jr. and, but I mean when I got, when I got on Young and the Restless was the first time I really, I consider that my first acting job because even though I had done Family Matters, it was, you know, it was only a couple of lines here and there and it was all about timing and stuff like that.

Bryton James: I didn’t really understand what it meant to get better. Um, and then when I got to Y and R, I mean, I was immediately surrounded by, you know, the, the masters in this medium. And in particular, yeah, my storylines was, you know, a foster care storyline, which has, you know, enormous weight and seriousness and, um.

Bryton James: So immediately, Victoria Rowell and Christophe St. John and even, you know, Crystal, even though she had only been on for a couple of years at the time, I saw no difference in the levels, you know, between her and August and, you know, I, I felt right away this, this need to get better fast when I got, um, when I got to YNR.

Bryton James: But, um, but mostly I’d say, you know, Victoria Rao in particular, just because, um, the majority of the storylines that Devon went through in the first couple of years were real, um, stories that happened to Victoria. Real things that she actually experienced in her life. Um,

Suzanne: Hopefully not the lion attacking her.

Bryton James: Not the lion, not the lion. No, that’s, that took a step into fantasy a bit, but yeah. No, no. But now she was there to, you know, she, she, she mentored me a lot about, about how Devon and, you know, would be feeling going through a lot of things that I went through. Um, and then, you know, to have Christophe also to, to admire and look at as, as, you know, the father, my other father figure there, um, they were my two biggest ones for sure.

Bryton James: That’s

Suzanne: great. No, I, I, I interviewed, Christophe over the phone in 2015 and he was the nicest. One of the nicest people I ever talked to, and he was out running errands and taking his dog to the vet, but he still had total concentration talking to me. Oh, yeah. He’s one of the few back then, you know, they were all phone for me back then, that gave me his number.

Suzanne: He, he’s called with his own cell and said, call me if you need any follow up. No one does that. They’re like,

Bryton James: they have

Suzanne: like, practically no one does it. You know, they do a publicist and, you know, I have to call into a number or something like that. So that was, that just blew me away.

Bryton James: Hey, I’ll give you my number so you can have any follow up.

Suzanne: It was just so amazing to me.

Bryton James: But he is, I mean, that sounds like him. He was, yeah, he was absolutely one of.

Suzanne: Yeah.

Bryton James: Sorry. We had to cut out for just a

Suzanne: second. Yeah, he was great. And, you know, I had watched him before Young and the Restless. On generations when he starred in that as a young guy, Adam. And so I love seeing him as an even better character on young.

Suzanne: The rest is because Adam was kind of boring. He was like always a nice kid and everything, but Neil had all these layers. And so,

Bryton James: Oh yeah. You know, it was really crazy too. When, when, They had Telma Hopkins who played my father on Family Matters come on and do a few episodes of YNR. She was telling me about how in that studio, and in particular, I believe it was on stage 33, which is right across from where we film, was the first soundstage she ever worked on, on a television show.

Bryton James: And they had this variety show that they did with Tony Lando and Don. Yeah, I

Suzanne: watched that. I was in, I watched that.

Bryton James: She showed me an episode and a scene that she did with Christoph when he was, I think, 11 or 12 years old.

Suzanne: That’s cool. That’s right. And,

Bryton James: yeah. So to get to see that, that they, it’s such a small world.

Bryton James: Yeah.

Suzanne: Well, especially in Hollywood, I guess.

Bryton James: Oh yeah.

Suzanne: and, actually, the, one of the things I really loved about when Drusilla came on, you know, she was like a real person, you know, she’d been a street kid and all that. And, I was a foster kid, so I really loved her story and yours and enjoyed it a lot.

Suzanne: And I’m always grateful for the charity work that you both do. For kids and foster kids. So thank you.

Bryton James: Absolutely. I thank you. I thank you for those kind of words. And I thank the show also for, for taking that, that, that leap into doing the storyline. Actually, it also learned that that, um, Victoria Rao had approached, Bill Bell about doing a foster care storyline in the mid nineties, and they weren’t quite ready for it yet, which I’m thankful they weren’t because I think there would probably be a different Devon.

Bryton James: So

Suzanne: that’s funny. Um, so, you’ve had a lot of stories over the years, which were your favorites. Do you have any favorites?

Bryton James: Um, and I apologize for the noise. I’m having construction done inside. Okay, good. Um, my favorite storyline over the years, I think would have to be my, losing my hearing, um, just because, you know, to, to have to portray losing a sense, you really, you know, Can’t understand what that’s like unless you go through it.

Bryton James: So you really just, you know, you do as much studying as you can and, and homework and, and try to do the best job that you can do, but, um, really just because the challenge of it. And then one of my best experiences with a fan was I was out having lunch one day. They came by and left a note on the table, they’d written on a napkin and didn’t say anything.

Bryton James: They just left it and walked away. And, it was someone who also was deaf. And they told me how they had lost their hearing very early on in life. And they’d always watched Young and the Restless. And just commended me on the job that I was doing and portraying that. And that was, it meant the world to me.

Bryton James: That’s great.

Suzanne: Yeah, I have a friend a few years back. I remember exactly how many years she, she got meningitis, from a cat scratch. She has a bunch of cats

Bryton James: and

Suzanne: she lost part of her hearing. She’s, she lives the whole, you know, all of it, but it’s like one year or something.

Bryton James: Did she ever get any kind of hearing aids or, or the, I don’t think she does

Suzanne: enough to really make a huge difference in her life, but she almost died.

Suzanne: So it was pretty serious at the time. Yeah. So that’s a lot more common than you think. Yeah. You know, the cat scratch fever, it’s a real thing. Apparently it’s a

Bryton James: real thing.

Suzanne: So, um, yeah, about the death story. Okay. You were, you were a singer. You’re a singer and a musician. You played guitar since you were young.

Suzanne: and I seem to recall that Devon was interested in doing that and then he got, he was deaf. That didn’t, disappoint you that you didn’t get to do singing and musical things on the show after that?

Bryton James: No, not at all because, actually the only reason that they started incorporating music into Devon’s story was because they found out that I did music in real life.

Bryton James: And, I never really wanted to do music. I never like to incorporate music into Devon. Um, I, I, I love the idea of him, you know, wanting to be a producer and being behind the scenes, but as far as me singing or anything like that, no, no, I didn’t mind at all. It could have been

Suzanne: the next Danny Romalotti.


Bryton James: Nah, nah, I’ll leave that to the professionals.

Suzanne: I saw some of, I saw your video. It was really good.

Bryton James: That was another lifetime ago. So if I kept up the practicing, I would, I’d be more confident. But

Suzanne: right. Yeah, it does. You do have to keep practicing. What can you tell us about what’s in store for Devon coming up? I, I saw yesterday’s episode where he didn’t like that Billy sent the flowers and he popped the balloon.

Suzanne: That was really good.

Bryton James: Yeah, there’s, I mean, there’s gonna definitely be some more, escalation to the tension between Devon and Billy and just the whole working dynamic between Chancellor Winters. Um, that I think is, is going to lead to a big shakeup in the company. Um, I, I honestly don’t even know where that storyline is going to go.

Bryton James: I know what I hope for in Devon’s future is to, is to let him kind of be settled for a good amount of time with his love life. And, and so I want to, you know, walk down the aisle with Abby and really, you know, take on, take on the challenges together, take on challenges together as a couple and be the kind of 1 couple in love that you can look at and say, oh, there’s, you know, they don’t do bad things to each other.

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Bryton James: And they’re, you know. They stay together. I really, I said in that interview and fans got on me about comparing us to Michael and Lauren, but I was saying that I want to eventually be the Michael and Lauren. I want Abby and Devon to be them because for such a long time, you couldn’t break those two up.

Bryton James: They didn’t cheat on each other. They didn’t do any, you know, so I’d like that. I’d like to see Abby and Devon. So. The romantic life grow.

Suzanne: Yeah, I was, I don’t want to be touched on a touchy subject here. But, you know, when, when they paired a long time ago, they paired, Neil and Victoria and then I guess fans in the South or something got upset about it.

Suzanne: And so they dropped it just like changed it completely.

Bryton James: Is that what happened?

Suzanne: Yeah, that’s, well, that’s what I read. I remember at the time, it seemed like they just dropped it abruptly. So, it’s, it’s such a different world today. And of course, for the better. And I doubt you get any hate mail for Tiff on,

Bryton James: no, I mean, if, if I do, I haven’t seen it, but, you know, even if there is, you know, you can’t, you can’t cater to, to that kind of thinking, you know, you, you gotta tell stories that, that evolve us, especially

Suzanne: in today’s world when there’s so much, I guess.

Suzanne: There and things are so of course, and, if you can bring back any character to the show, who would you bring? You can say more than one, if you don’t want to upset anyone.

Bryton James: Oh, sure. I, I would, um, I mean, I I’ve always, wanted. Victoria Rau to come back. I’ve always, you know, to see the, what happened to Drew.

Bryton James: We never found her body. So there’s always, even if you have found the body, there’s always an opening in soap operas to come back. Um, but no, I’d love to share the stage with Victoria again. And, and also, Daniel Goddard. He’s just such a great friend to me. And, um, um, always had so much fun on set and I know the fans love them too.

Bryton James: I’d love to see. Those two characters one day.

Suzanne: That would be great. I agree. And the actress, I can’t remember her name, is it? starts with an L. She played your sister and sang on the show. Oh, Lauren. Yeah, absolutely.

Bryton James: Gosh, Lauren, Lauren Lott. I, I want her to have her own show. That’s what I want. That girl is so insanely talented.

Bryton James: Isn’t

Suzanne: she?

Bryton James: She’s so amazing.

Suzanne: I, I interviewed her once for a, a potential Star Trek show that never came about, but we talked a lot about Young and the Restless and some other things. She’s just amazing.

Bryton James: Isn’t she fantastic? She’s just one of the best people I’ve ever met.

Suzanne: That’s yeah, she’s really nice.

Suzanne: She’s got a beautiful voice. Oh my gosh. So, um, let’s see. Nowadays, Devon is mostly involved in the corporate world. Um, are you content with that? Would you like, if he did something completely different? Like I remember when Neil, you know, just quit and went and opened a club. He’s done a lot. He did a lot of things like that.

Suzanne: Have something like that.

Bryton James: I agree. I can, I agree completely. We can bring back Indigo. no, yeah, that, that’s, For me, I’m, I mean, I’m always content with it. If they’re giving me storyline, regardless of what it is, if I’m working, I’m content and I love to be working. but I think any actor, um, always wants to be challenged.

Bryton James: So I would love to do something that’s completely out of the box, something that, you know, fans wouldn’t expect. And, Yeah. Something that. Come

Suzanne: the next Victor Newman.

Bryton James: We all want that. There’s only one. There’s only one. We all, we all aspire to. He

Suzanne: could, or he could have an evil twin, you know,

Bryton James: no more twins, no more twins.

Suzanne: Yeah. That was a little weird with Hillary and

Bryton James: Amanda.

Suzanne: So who else would you like to work on the show that you haven’t worked with very much?

Bryton James: Man, just about everybody. I mean, I know Josh Morrow, Nick and Devon are, you know, they’re, they’re friends on canvas and, and they, we’ve shared a couple storylines together a few years ago, but it hasn’t been much lately.

Bryton James: I’d love to see, you know, more of their friendship. Um, You don’t really see Devon and his friends, you know, he works with and love life and that’s it. Um, I’ve always loved working with and want to work more with Amelia. They had, they gave us a couple of scenes years ago, um, in, in the office and business dynamic that, but that was it.

Bryton James: And, we always have such so much fun off camera. I know we would be a blast to work on camera. Same with Josh. So.

Suzanne: Right. I think it would be great, especially since, Let’s see, I’m trying to remember the relationship, Abby.

Bryton James: Oh, Abby, they’re sisters. That’s my future sister in law. Yeah,

Suzanne: so you think they would interact, the Winters and the Newmans would interact a little bit more.

Bryton James: They’re in the family now, Dominic is a Newman slash Winters slash every other family.

Suzanne: Right, so, One more question. tell me about your app. I assume it’s pronounced disco. Yeah.

Bryton James: Yeah. Yeah.

Suzanne: Okay.

Bryton James: Let’s go. Let’s go. yeah, it’s, it’s, it’s an app that allows people to discover information and commonalities about the people around them in real time and then and be able to engage without having to physically approach.

Bryton James: So, for instance, like, if you, you know, you, you walk into a party or you go to, you know, any social setting, I realized a long time ago, the only option that 2 people have that any stranger has to get to know someone else is to have to walk up to them and shake their hand and introduce themselves and start a conversation.

Bryton James: You know, if you don’t have the time to do that, the ability, the confidence, um, you know, I wanted to, to try to figure out how to use technology to create a new bridge between strangers and

Suzanne: you and Daniel got and came up with this idea.

Bryton James: Yeah, yeah, he’s, I, I, I, was the, the idea spawned from me. I went to Daniel and got him on board and he became my business partner and we’ve been, we’ve been developing it and, we’re in the process of, of, getting it built.

Bryton James: We’ve, we built our, we self funded the build of a beta version that we tested over the, over a few years and, uh. And, yeah, it’s, it’s something to hoping people can expect. So,

Suzanne: you don’t have social anxiety, though.

Bryton James: I, no, I, I don’t. I don’t. I didn’t think so. You’re

Suzanne: pretty outgoing.

Bryton James: But, you know, I, I, um.

Bryton James: It’s funny because I was taught from a very young age of, and kind of coached on how to, you know, interact with people who would come up to me when I was starting on family matters. I was 3. 5 years old and people come up to me, you know, introducing themselves, you know, asking for autographs and asking me questions.

Bryton James: And I didn’t know at first, even how they knew me or what that was about until I learned what I did.

Suzanne: Right?

Bryton James: Um, and so, And then I, and so, you know, I was lucky enough and not everybody is lucky enough to have that kind of early age, you know, training on how to not, you know, to be confident. Um, but also I, I kind of had this realization that the people, any, the people who come up to, to, to me, or when I see them come up to other cast mates, they have this confidence when they feel like they know you because they do.

Bryton James: Sure. You know, in a sense, like we’re in their living rooms every day. So they, they. You know, and when you have a bit of information about someone, you know, you share commonality with somebody, you know, it gives them that that extra spark and extra bit of confidence to make a connection. And, um, I just wanted to be able to create that, for anybody.

Bryton James: So

Suzanne: you say it’s safe. How is it safe when you’re basically you’re meeting strangers and getting their information? How do you know that the person is giving you honest information and that they’re not trying to, I don’t know, scam you or something?

Bryton James: Sure. Well, well, like any app, we’ll have a verification process.

Bryton James: We’ll have anti catfishing, you know, um, features within the app and, and run the gamut of, of, of safety, you know, elements and features to make sure that, you know, who you’re engaging with is who they say they are. And again, you still. It’s up to the, at the end of the day, it’s up to the individual to make sure that they’re being responsible.

Bryton James: And there’ll be an age requirement to use the app and. Um, but yeah, we’re gonna, we’re gonna, we’re gonna make sure that we incorporate everything possible to make sure that we keep people safe on it.

Suzanne: Okay. And you said that you have several universities that are, um, what, investing in it or what are they doing?

Bryton James: Yeah, they, we’ve have several who’ve committed to, to adopting the app. Once we have it built, um, the last one we got was actually University of Kentucky. Um, to just agree to adopt and and and use it on campus for, um, for students who and faculty who may suffer from any form of social anxiety. And and have, you know, any kind of difficulties with making.

Bryton James: In person connections, we can all remember our 1st day of school, especially in college. You know, you, you, you’re on this campus and you’re, you’re everyone’s new. Your goal is to make, you know, you find your tribe and connections and your friends and it can be very, um, intimidating. And, yes, we, the schools have come on board to to adopt us as a tool for.

Bryton James: Students to use.

Suzanne: Well, it sounds very useful. I wish it had been around when I was first. We didn’t have phones and apps,

Bryton James: right? Yeah,

Suzanne: well, thank you very much for talking to me. I really enjoyed it.

Bryton James: Of course, thank you for taking time.

Suzanne: I have I met Victoria, when we were in Alabama, she. Was she’d written a book, one of her books, book tour.

Suzanne: And so I watched her speak and got an autograph and everything.

Bryton James: That’s fantastic.

Suzanne: And I’ve interviewed her a few times after that, but so I was

Bryton James: right.

Suzanne: Oh, she’s just so much fun. She just like, she’s a total character, you know, but in a good way, like a person, you know, I

Bryton James: do all the personality in the world.

Bryton James: And, and that’s why, you know, fans gravitated to her character so much. Cause she brought that to the table. So definitely.

Suzanne: Oh, and when I did interview Christop, because he was, he did a series of movies with her for the Up Network where they

Bryton James: Oh, yes, yes, yes. Yeah.

Suzanne: And we had talked mostly about that as well as young, the rest.

Suzanne: So that was, that was a lot of fun seeing them together again. And I, and I agree with you. I wish they would bring her back, but I don’t know. Somebody said somewhere yesterday, they could say she had been living somewhere else with Amnesia. Of

Bryton James: course

Suzanne: they’ve done that Fun

Bryton James: time. We found, we found Malcolm, right?

Bryton James: Malcolm was supposed to be off in bed and. Yeah,

Suzanne: that’s right. I forget about it.

Suzanne: That’s right. Well, thank you so much.

Bryton James: Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Suzanne: All right.

Bryton James: Take care.

Suzanne: Bye bye.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama for 32 consecutive years, is a continuing drama revolving around the loves, enmities, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern town of Genoa City.

The series’ 50th season premiered Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, on the CBS Television Network, and is available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

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CAST (alphabetically):

Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair Williams)
Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott)
Eric Braeden (Victor Newman)
Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin)
Sharon Case (Sharon Newman)
Doug Davidson (Paul Williams)
Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott)
Sean Dominic (Dr. Nate Hastings)
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson)
Cait Fairbanks (Tessa Porter)
Conner Floyd (Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV)
Rory Gibson (Noah Newman)
Camryn Grimes (Mariah Copeland)
Mark Grossman (Adam Newman)
Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman)
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell)
Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra)
Bryton James (Devon Hamilton)
Christel Khalil (Lily Ashby)
Allison Lanier (Summer Newman)
Christian J. Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin)
Kate Linder (Esther Valentine)
Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott)
Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott)
Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair)
Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman)
Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman)
Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher)
Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson)
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman)
Zuleyka Silver (Audra Charles)
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Devon tells Aunt Mamie that if she is really serious only wanting to unite the family she will sell her stake in Chancellor-Winters to him so all the office tension will stop.

Billy tells Lily that Jill has a problem with her heart and that is why he feels like he needs to put the Abbott name on the company to honor her contribution to the company. Billy asks Lily not to tell anyone about Jill’s illness. Billy asks Lily to help him persuade Devon and the board to add the Abbott name to the company. Chelsea tells Billy that he should concentrate on spending time with Jill and not worry so much about putting the Abbott name on the company.

Adam and Chelsea are heartbroken when Connor cancels a visit with them at the last minute because OCD made him think he didn’t deserve to be happy because his parents were going to visit him. The thoughts Connor was having made him punch himself in the face. Connor stopped himself before he hurt himself any further and asked a nurse to help him. Connor’s doctor thinks it’s a good sign that Connor was able to stop his OCD behavior. Adam and Chelsea can’t stand to think that their son is in so much pain that he would punch himself in the face. Adam and Chelsea wonder if this treatment is going to help Connor’s OCD.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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Summer admits to Chance that she is jealous of the bond Kyle and Harrison have developed with Claire. Summer explains to Chance that she feels left out of Harrison’s life.

Kyle tells Mariah he doesn’t have a crush on Claire. he just thinks Claire is good for Harrison.

Alan tells Ashley and Traci he has a twin brother who is a sociopath and is very violent when he doesn’t take his medication. Alan thinks that the trauma that caused Ashley’s DID was caused by something his brother did to her and they must figure out what his twin brother did to Ashley that day.

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Summer: I’ve heard, um, some buzz about a deal between jabot and jasper foley, is that confirmed?

Kyle: Uh, the details are still being ironed out, but it’s in the works.

Summer: That’s major, he’s a legend.

Kyle: It will be a significant asset. The licensing of his products is in our best interest.

Summer: Yeah, of course, nobody could think otherwise.

Kyle: Well, you may be surprised.

Summer: What does that mean?

Kyle: They haven’t called.

Summer: What?

Kyle: Claire and harrison haven’t called because everything’s fine, so don’t worry.

Summer: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m checking my phone for work messages.

Kyle: Hmm, right.

Summer: It’s her, it’s claire. Something’s obviously wrong.

Jack: Hi.

Nikki: Oh, jack. Thank you for meeting me on such short notice.

Jack: I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your text right away. I was in the middle of something.

Nikki: Oh, I hope I didn’t take you away from something important at jabot.

Jack: No, no, no. It was personal, nothing business. It’s all been settled now.

Nikki: I can read you better than you think. What’s going on?

Victor: Hello, diane.

Diane: Victor, what a surprise.

Victor: Were you trying to hide from me?


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Kyle: Don’t panic. Claire sent a photo.

Summer: It’s harrison with the caterpillars.

Kyle: He wanted her to tell us they’re still, quote, “munching along”.

Summer: Look at the way that he’s pointing at them.

Kyle: Like one of the price is right models. You feel better?

Summer: I’m just so glad that harrison’s okay. After everything that he’s been through, he’s still himself.

Kyle: He’s resilient. Thank god for that. It’s amazing how just a picture of him can turn my whole day around.

Summer: I know, right? I didn’t even know what that was like before harrison came along.

Kyle: Yeah, so, clearly, he and claire are having fun. So, we can stop worrying.

Summer: It was nice of her to message us.

Kyle: Does this mean you’ve changed your mind about claire? Do you feel better about claire being harrison’s nanny?

Claire: There were so many. That was so cool.

Harrison: I know. Did they like it?

Claire: Yeah, I think your parents really appreciated the update. That was so thoughtful. Hey, you know, we could start a log to keep track of the caterpillar’s progress.

Harrison: Have you ever seen a caterpillar turn into a butterfly?

Claire: In fact, I have. There were caterpillars in the backyard where I grew up, and I watched them build their cocoons. And then, I waited. And I waited.

Harrison: Waiting is hard.

Claire: You’re telling me. I was worried the day was never gonna come or that I would miss it. And then one day, I was sitting outside when I had just about given up, and I heard crunch, crunch, crunch. So, I turned around, and then I saw it. A butterfly made its way out, and then took off flying through the sky.

Harrison: Wow!

Claire: Yeah, it’s pretty cool, isn’t it? I mean, they start out just crawling around, and then they go to sleep for a really long time. And then, one day, they’ve grown wings, and they can fly. It’s a metamorphosis.

Harrison: A meta-what?

Claire: Metamorphosis. It means change. I feel really hopeful when I see something like that. You know, you start off as one thing, and then you become something else.

Harrison: You’re so lucky. Daddy said I have to be patient.

Claire: Well, good things come to those who wait. Or so I’ve been told.

Harrison: I hope it happens. Then we can see the butterflies together.

Claire: Yeah!

Jack: First, tell me why you reached out. What’s going on? Did you feel the urge to drink?

Nikki: Oh, no, no. Just the opposite. I was calling to share some news with you, but it starts off bad.

Jack: Okay, I’ll brace myself.

Nikki: Jordan has been found. Alive.

Jack: Wait, she survived the fall into the river? She can’t be in very good shape. Please tell me she hasn’t hurt anyone else.

Nikki: No, no. She’s in custody, locked up in a maximum security.

Jack: Good. How are you dealing with that news?

Nikki: Well, it was quite a shock. I would rather she be gone for good.

Jack: Yeah, given what she did to harrison and claire, that makes two of us.

Nikki: The last time I got news like this, it drove me straight to the bottle. But this time, I didn’t feel the need.

Jack: So what do you think was different this time?

Nikki: Well, I had my outpatient session earlier, and I shared at a meeting. I’m just feeling more grounded than I have been.

Jack: Wonderful. It’s real progress. Thank you for sharing that progress with me.

Nikki: I put a lot on you. I thought it would be nice for you to hear something good for a change.

Jack: I’m very proud of you.

Nikki: So, at this moment, I am stable enough to hear what you clearly don’t wanna tell me.

Jack: When you asked for my help earlier, I immediately, automatically said yes.

Nikki: This is about you being my sponsor?

Jack: Yes. I’ve given that idea some more thought.

Nikki: Because of the lengths you went to save me that night, I completely understand. Are you trying to tell me that you can no longer be my sponsor?

Victor: Your husband put my wife in danger. He, um… spent the night with her. In her hotel room, he got drugged up and she got sloshed. What’s your opinion about that?

Diane: Well, it was– it was a complicated night, but jack ended up in more danger than nikki. I mean, he passed out. She didn’T.

Victor: So he told you about all that?

Diane: Yes, we don’t keep secrets.

Victor: So you knew where he was all night, and you knew that he took pills and acted like an idiot?

Diane: Jack had his reasons. He– he wanted to get nikki to go to rehab.

Victor: He could’ve killed them both.

Diane: Victor, he did what he thought was best in the moment.

Victor: Let’s recapitulate this. Your husband spends all night with my wife in a hotel suite. He takes pills, gets all hopped up, she is sloshed. And you don’t think that’s a betrayal? Uhhh.

Summer: Don’t push me.

Kyle: That’s not what I’m doing.

Summer: You are. I– I just saw an adorable photo of our son. You are taking advantage of my warm and fuzzy mood.

Kyle: Okay, forget I said anything.

Summer: Look, yes. Fine. I would like to let go of my mistrust of claire. But it takes time.

Kyle: I see you’re trying. I appreciate it. I know it’s hard for you.

Summer: I know it’s not all about me. After harrison’s kidnapping, he deserves to be around somebody that makes him feel safe and secure. And who makes him smile. And claire does that.

Kyle: And if you have doubts, just take a look at this happy kid.

Summer: Okay. I will try to embrace your certainty. Just give me a little breathing room, okay?

Kyle: Will do.

Summer: Gosh. All right, now that we have proof that our son is okay, should we maybe stop slacking off and head to work?

Kyle: Do we have to?

Summer: Is there something that you’re avoiding at the office? Wait, whatever happened between you and your mom, did you smooth all of that over?

Kyle: Definitely not. It’s bad. It’s tense. Awkward. She thinks I’m undermining her.

Summer: Are you?

Kyle: My skill set is stronger than hers. I one-up her without even trying. If she was actually on top of everything, this wouldn’t happen.

Summer: I don’t disagree with you. Look, as long as you’re not making underhanded moves behind her back, you should be fine. Kyle? Are you? What have you done?

Diane: Jack was in that hotel suite to stop your wife from drinking. He wanted to do whatever it took to get nikki sober.

Victor: He could’ve killed my wife. All because of his desperate need to act like a hero.

Diane: Well, it was a calculated move on jack’s part. I– I think what he did was selfless.

Victor: You really believe that? You’re trying to convince yourself. If I were you, diane. I’d take a very close and cold and hard look at the man you married to before he ruins your future.

Jack: Believe me, I do not take this decision lightly. I wish I could stay on as your sponsor, but I have to accept that this impacts you and my family.

Nikki: Of course. Family first. Kyle and diane need to know that you’re safe.

Jack: Diane was terrified by what I did. Not just staying out all night, but finding out I was with you and that I overdosed.

Nikki: I’m surprised she’s still speaking to me.

Jack: No, she’s happy that you found help. She is devastated by my choices.

Nikki: It was awful for me to see you like that. I’m sure it was equally devastating for her to hear about it.

Jack: She thinks it’s gonna happen again, and I tried to reassure her, but as you know, we addicts cannot guarantee anything.

Nikki: True. Now, jack, I just wanna ask you one more time. Please be honest. Have you really not been tempted to take any pills since that night?

Jack: I will admit it was a heady experience. But no, I have not had another pill. I’ve gone to meetings. I’ve gotten in touch with myself. I’ve tried to be as honest with myself as I can be, and…

Nikki: And what do you find?

Jack: I don’t wanna take that risk again. I’ve got too much to lose.

Nikki: Well, I’m glad you have your priorities straight. I did not, until you snapped me out of my self-pity and self-hatred.

Jack: Yeah, I knew that wasn’t you in the moment. I knew that was your addiction talking.

Nikki: You risked your sobriety and life to save mine, and I will be forever indebted to you. My god, what does it say about me that I would do it all again in a heartbeat?

Nikki: And that is why you can’t be my sponsor. It’s not fair to you or your family or diane. Funny, there was a time I would’ve been happy to cause some trouble for her.

Jack: Yeah, I remember it well.

Nikki: But to be honest, I owe her a debt of gratitude also. I mean, she let you be my sponsor, and she was surprisingly accepting. Please don’t feel guilty about this. I will find another sponsor. And you will always remain my dearest friend. Slowing my cancer from growing

Kyle: Jasper foley agreement. My mother was the person who worked on it initially.

Summer: And then what happened?

Kyle: I closed the deal without her input, and when she found out about it, she told me not to finalize it.

Summer: Because you went behind her back.

Kyle: It’s a good deal. It’s fiscally responsible. The only reason it hasn’t progressed is because of her fragile ego.

Summer: Kyle, I know you don’t wanna hear this, but your mom is technically your boss. If you did that with any other superior…

Kyle: No, I get it. I get it. I just hoped that she would see that I was doing what was best for the company, that I’m capable of more.

Summer: Look, I know that jabot is your world. I’ve seen how much time and energy and effort you’ve poured into its success. Jack should see that. So should diane.

Kyle: I just hope she doesn’t destroy the deal because she’s upset with me. Who knows what she’ll do.

Summer: Your mother is unpredictable.

Kyle: You have anything else you wanna add to the subject?

Summer: You know how I feel about your mom. She abandoned you as a child and repeatedly put herself first. As a mom, that makes me angry. And as someone who still cares about you, I don’t like it at all.

Kyle: Thanks for that. I appreciate the support.

Summer: You know, it’s ironic.

Kyle: Hmm.

Summer: A lot of the issues in our marriage were because of my distrust of diane. And now you’re feeling the way that I did.

Kyle: I love my mom. But I’m starting to see things about her differently.

Summer: Just be careful. Don’t lose sight of your ultimate goal.

Kyle: Thanks for the advice.

Summer: Thanks for not pushing me about claire.

Kyle: We have a pretty good kid, don’t we?

Summer: He’s the best.

Kyle: Hmm.

Summer: And he’s gonna be okay.

Kyle: Yeah, we’ll make sure of it.

Jack: Even if I’m not your sponsor, we could still go to meetings together.

Nikki: I would like that.

Jack: Promise me you’ll stay in contact.

Nikki: You do the same.

Jack: Yeah. Well, if there’s any upside to this, victor will be happy.

Nikki: I have a confession to make. I didn’t tell him that I asked you to be my sponsor again.

Jack: Gee, I wonder why.

Nikki: Oh, he would’ve come around.

Jack: About you, maybe. Not me. No, when you went away to rehab, he came to visit and he was out for blood. No, he warned me in no uncertain terms to stay away from you.

Nikki: I’m sure he’s calmed down since then.

Jack: About me, I don’t think so. No, he hasn’t forgiven me. I think he’s gonna hold this against me for a long time.

Nikki: Well, that would be wrong of him. Our spouses may not understand what we lived through that night. But we do.

Victor: There was a time when you and I were on the same side, right?

Diane: Yes, we were. But our marriage ended when you left me for nikki.

Victor: I used to admire you. You know, you were tough, you were savvy. Took no bull, you were a survivor.

Diane: And yet when i returned to town alive, a lot of people weren’t pleased, including you.

Victor: Because no one understood, including me, why you turned to jack abbott. He’s weak. You, on the other hand, are a viper.

Diane: Well, there’s the victor that I know.

Victor: So you allowed jack to defang you. He took power away from you. And your son is in the process of doing the same. I used to admire you, respect you. Now I pity you.

Michael: I’m sorry I’m late. I was getting a status update on jordan. All good.

Victor: I have no time for this, okay?

Michael: When you said that you wanted to meet, I was hoping we could, uh, grab a drink, clear the air.

Victor: There’s no need.

Michael: Victor, I know you’re displeased about how things turned out with jordan, that cole and I stepped in and undercut your plans, but–

Victor: Let me tell you something, michael baldwin. You betrayed me. You’re fired.

Michael: Seems I’m out of a job. Wanna buy me a drink? Looking for a smarter way to mop?

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Sally: Summer, hi.

Summer: Sally.

Sally: Getting some fresh air?

Summer: Yeah. I mean, it’s a beautiful day, right? I guess the traveling carnival’s not here anymore. Did you get a chance to go to that?

Sally: No. No. Been there, done that. Did you take harrison?

Summer: He– he loved it. He loved the rides, the candy.

Sally: Yeah, I bet connor would’ve loved it, too.

Summer: I’m sorry he wasn’t here for it. I hope that chelsea and adam’s visit with him goes well.

Sally: Yeah, me too. I mean, you know, they’ve all had a really rough time with it, and adam’s been a wreck. But, you know, he just– is doing his best to be there for connor.

Summer: I’m sure adam leans on you a lot.

Sally: Yeah, but, you know, I want to be there for him, so…

Summer: It can be hard to be the supportive one. Though I don’t imagine being adam’s girlfriend is very easy.

Sally: We have had our challenges, but we are great. And right now, connor comes first. And I support that completely. You know, he adores connor, and I just wanna do what I can to, you know, get him through this.

Summer: That’s very mature of you. And perceptive.

Sally: Two things you normally don’t associate with me.

Summer: Look, I have reason to doubt your sincerity.

Sally: Can’t argue with that.

Summer: Sally, look, I assume you’re aware that chelsea suggested you take over for her at marchetti while she’s on leave?

Sally: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I am.

Summer: Look, from a business standpoint, it does make sense. You’ve got the fashion experience, you have knowledge of the brand.

Sally: But the fact that it’s me, that’s the sticking point, right?

Summer: You and i working together? Yeah, it’s kind of hard to imagine how that would go. But look, I do think it warrants a discussion.

Sally: Yeah, yeah, okay, let’s– let’s talk.

Diane: Here’s to being schooled by victor newman.

Michael: I’d say being bludgeoned with a hammer would be a more accurate description.

Diane: So, what did you do for him to be so angry at you?

Michael: Well, I can’t exactly get into details. Let’s just say I disobeyed orders.

Diane: Wow, it must’ve been some orders. Pretty bad for him to fire you.

Michael: This isn’t the first time I’ve been fired by victor newman. And I don’t anticipate that it will be the last.

Diane: I mean, what is the deal with that guy? Why does he wield so much control? Why is whatever victor says considered gold?

Michael: You two were having a very intense conversation when I walked in. Leave an impact?

Diane: I just hate that he gets to me. I mean, I should know better.

Michael: Let me guess. He did that victor thing where he says something horribly disparaging that somehow rings true.

Diane: Yes. He wanted to talk to me because he is angry at jack for just something that he did to try to help nikki.

Michael: What, as her sponsor?

Diane: Yes. He says that what jack did was reckless and dangerous and he blames jack for putting nikki at risk.

Michael: And how did you see it? This thing jack did.

Diane: Same way victor does. Of course, I couldn’t admit that. But I– I find myself siding with victor on this.

Kyle: Sorry to interrupt. Just wanted to check on how it’s going.

Harrison: Oh, hey, dad.

Nikki: Hey, big guy. Victor. I didn’t expect to see you here.

Victor: How are you doing? I’m alright.

Claire: You know what? Harrison, why don’t we, uh, why don’t we go play?

Victor: Now harrison, you better come back down again because I’m a cookie monster. I’m gonna eat all of them.

Claire: Let’s go.

Harrison: We have to come back.

Claire: Yeah, we will.

Kyle: Well.

Victor: These are good.

Kyle: I take it you are here for the cookies.

Victor: Hmm.

Kyle: Maybe a little something more?

Victor: I came by to deliver some news about jordan.

Kyle: Did they find her body?

Victor: My security team found her on the banks of the garewood river. She was still alive. And they put her into custody.

Kyle: Um, well, we– we have to increase security here. And– and for harrison, look, jordan can’t get to him again.

Victor: Well, don’t worry about that, okay? I would make absolutely certain that does not happen.

Kyle: Look, with all due respect, I don’t wanna underestimate her. She’s gotten out before.

Victor: Not gonna get out now. She’s in a maximum security prison. And I will make absolutely certain that nothing will happen to harrison.

Kyle: Thank you. Now, may I ask, who else knows? Because I was just with summer, she clearly doesn’T. She’s going to be freaked out. Does claire know?

Victor: Well, claire was shocked when I told her. But, um, I intend to talk about this with summer later.

Kyle: Would you mind if I was the one who told her?

Victor: No, of course not. So kyle, how do you– how do you like working at jabot?

Kyle: Um, yeah, things are great, thanks.

Victor: Yeah? Aren’t you now working under both of your parents? How’s that going?

Kyle: Um, we’re, uh, making it work.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Must be hard to take orders from your mother. You should be in her position, you know that.

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Michael: Jack took pills? Pills, after all these years. And he overdosed.

Diane: Emt’s were called.

Michael: Yeah, well, he’s taking one hell of a risk.

Diane: Yeah, I just– just don’t get it. Why he would gamble with his addiction like that, and his life.

Michael: Well, really, diane, you might not wanna be reminded of this, but… nikki and jack, they go way back. I mean, they have a long, long-standing relationship. And if one were to look at it through that lens, one might understand why he would go to such an extreme for her.

Diane: Well, that doesn’t sit well with victor.

Michael: Nor with you, by the looks of it.

Diane: Yeah. I, uh, I told jack that if he was gonna be nikki’s sponsor again, that I would walk away from our marriage. And then he backed down.

Michael: Wow. That’s quite a bluff.

Diane: Yeah. I did what I needed to do. For myself, and for jack.

Michael: Would you have done it? Walked away from the marriage? From the man you’ve wanted all these years?

Diane: I can’t live in fear of another night like that. When– when he doesn’t come home. When– when the outcome could’ve been so much worse.

Michael: Well, you better be prepared.

Diane: For what?

Michael: I mean, jack may have changed his mind about sponsoring nikki. But, um… he may resent you for putting him in that position. Remember… they have a profound relationship.

Diane: All right, michael. Nikki might be jack’s friend. But I’m his wife. And I would like to think that his love for me is more than his concern for her.

Summer: Obviously, you and i have a very… complicated history when it comes to marchetti.

Sally: Yes, there is no excuse for what I did. Working with tara to blackmail you into leaving town. Although it did lead you to running marchetti, so…

Summer: It’s not easy for me to trust you.

Sally: I get it. Really. And I– I regret what I did. I’m so sorry.

Summer: And then there’s everything with my dad. How you chose adam over him. You really, really hurt him, sally.

Sally: Look, it makes sense why you wouldn’t want me to work at your company. But I’m not gonna apologize to you for my personal life, if that’s what you’re asking.

Summer: Okay, hang on. Look, you did push me out of jabot. But… I have to admit, I’m grateful for how everything worked out. I moved to italy. Kyle and I got married. I… became harrison’s stepmom.

Sally: So not all bad.

Summer: No. And being at marchetti gave me this opportunity to lead. And that has kept me grounded through a lot of changes in my life. Moving back home, everything with my mom and my marriage ending. This company is very important to me.

Sally: I get that. I’ve loved having my own companies to run.

Summer: But it doesn’t mean that I don’t want a life outside of that. And I do want the same thing for my employees. That’s why when chelsea came to me and asked for time off to be there for connor, of course I said yes. I really want marchetti to be a place where everybody’s needs are met, so that their talents can flourish.

Sally: I’m sorry, I’m probably sticking my foot in my mouth again. But that… seems different for you.

Summer: Well… I’m not the same person I was when you first met me.

Sally: Neither am I.

Summer: Look, I can’t just forget everything that you’ve done to me. And I wouldn’t expect anything less than your best behavior at marchetti.

Sally: And you shouldn’T.

Summer: Look, sally, I have been through hell lately, so I really don’t have the time or the energy to hold a grudge anymore. You have the credentials. I’m told you’re available.

Sally: Yeah, free as a bird.

Summer: If you want the job, on an interim basis, it’s yours.

Kyle: My father wanted my mother in the co-ceo position, and I respect his choice.

Victor: Er. Oh. Wouldn’t you wanna be in charge someday?

Kyle: Well, doesn’t everyone wanna move up?

Victor: Yeah. Well, kyle, I don’t blame you if you have visions of taking over the company. You know, of all the abbots I’ve known, you’re the closest to what john abbott was like. Calm, steady.

Kyle: Wow, that’s quite the compliment.

Victor: Don’t ever underestimate your own potential.

Kyle: I won’T. I promise you that.

Victor: Okay, bye. Nice to see you, kyle.

Kyle: Thanks for coming by, victor.

Victor: I’m sure you will take care of things.

Kyle: Yes, sir. I will.

Victor: You have a nice day.

Kyle: Yeah, you get home safe.

Claire: Harrison is worn out. We had a very busy day. You saw the caterpillars?

Kyle: Yes, I did.

Claire: Is everything all right? Did– did victor say something to upset you?

Diane: I just saw victor’s car pulling out of the driveway. What did he want?

Kyle: Uh, victor came by to tell me that they found jordan. She’s alive. But in custody.

Diane: Oh, my god. I can’t believe she survived.

Kyle: Um, victor said he already told you.

Claire: He did. He wanted to tell the family himself. He’s certain that we don’t need to worry about her anymore.

Diane: Well, I hope so. For everyone’s sake.

Kyle: Are you just coming from the office?

Diane: Oh, no, no. I had some, um, outside meetings. I– I haven’t been– I haven’t been in yet.

Kyle: Hmm, outside meetings? With who?

Diane: There it is again.

Kyle: What?

Diane: Oh, that judging tone of yours. What’s the problem, kyle? Are you looking for new ways to disparage my job performance? When migraine strikes,

Sally: I would be honored to be the interim creative director at marchetti. Thank you.

Summer: You’re welcome. Don’t let me down.

Sally: I won’T. I won’T. And I am ready to hit the ground running. Although, I– I really don’t wanna bother chelsea right now with any questions.

Summer: Agreed. I think that’s for the best.

Sally: Okay, so, um… if you don’t mind, I would really like to come by the office. You know, whenever works for you. To, you know, see where you’re at with the line, see what’s needed. Maybe speak to some of the staff. Is there a problem?

Summer: Um… no. Everything’s fine. Um, I actually… have some time right now. Should we get to work?

Nikki: Hello.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart. How did your session go?

Nikki: Very well. I feel strong and positive.

Victor: Uh-huh. Now, have you thought about a new sponsor? Can’t be jack abbott. He fell off the damn wagon.

Nikki: Actually, I did ask jack if he could continue as my sponsor.

Victor: I don’t get it. After what he put you through?

Nikki: Well, don’t worry. He turned me down.

Victor: Really?

Nikki: Yeah, I think it’s just been too taxing for him and diane. I can’t blame her. If I were in her shoes, I would probably feel the same way.

Victor: How could you even consider this?

Nikki: Jack has been a tremendous help to me as a friend and as a sponsor, and I will continue to rely on him.

Victor: No! You can’t go back to him. I don’t want you anywhere near that guy.

Claire: I’m gonna go check on harrison.

Kyle: You know, mom, why do you always assume the worst of me? I was just curious if you were having a meeting with the accounting team.

Diane: Sure you were.

Kyle: You know, I just wanna stay in the loop on top of things. Most companies would value that in their coo.

Diane: Well, most coo’s wouldn’t constantly be questioning their ceo. When is this gonna stop, kyle?

Jack: What’s going on here?

Diane: Nothing, nothing. Uh, did you talk to nikki?

Jack: I did. It’s done. I’m no longer nikki’s sponsor. So somebody wanna tell me what I just walked in on?

Kyle: There’s nothing. Nothing at all. Everything is fine.

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Mariah: All of this admiration for claire. Is there maybe something else going on?

Audra: This has nothing to do with vengeance. That’s your game and your weakness.

Tucker: What is it you want?

Audra: I want glissade. I want it all.

Ashley: Am I creating some kind of a psychosis? Am I delusional? What is happening?

Alan: No, I think it happened exactly as you say. It just didn’t happen with me. I believe you spent the evening with, uh… my brother.

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[ Knock on door ]

[ Knocking continues ]

Tucker: Audra? If you’re in there, please open up.

[ Audra sighs ]

Audra: What the hell are you doing here, tucker?

Tucker: I could ask you the same question, couldn’t I?

Alan: Thank you.

[ Alan exhales ]

Traci: Ashley, you okay?

Ashley: Yeah, it just feels strange to be back.

Traci: Strange how?

Ashley: I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure if maybe one of my other personalities was here and did something to the apartment, but it does seem to be pretty much the same way as it was when I left it. Then again, I guess something could’ve happened and I just don’t have access to it, right?

Alan: Well, that’s what we’re here to find out. But just take our time, okay?

Traci: Look, it was a really long flight and I bet you spent most of it worrying. You must be exhausted.

Ashley: Yeah, I think I’ll go freshen up.

Alan: That’s a good idea.

Traci: Well, I– I think it’s going okay. Do you? I mean, she seems a little nervous, but that’s understandable in the circumstances.

Alan: Yeah, of course, she’d be on edge coming here, not knowing what to expect, but hopefully being in her own apartment will bring her some comfort and make it safe enough for her to unravel what happened.

Traci: It must be just terrifying to realize that you’ve got alternate personalities vying for control.

Alan: Yeah, and that’s clearly a shock she’s still processing.

Traci: But this is our ashley with us. I’m– I’m convinced that this is my sister here with us.

Alan: No, I agree. I saw no sign of any of the other personalities coming out.

Traci: So, what is your game plan? I mean, now that we’re all here, what do we do?

Ashley: We need to get out of here and fast before it’s too late.

Claire: It’s hard to decide. I’m starting a new job today and I want to take some treats to make a good impression. It’s for a kid, so you can’t go wrong with brownies, right? I’ll take three. Actually, sorry, hold on. He can’t eat those for breakfast. Maybe muffins? Um, no, muffins would be a huge disappointment. Brownies it is. He can have them after lunch.

Kyle: No, that’s it, buddy. Oh, straighten up a little bit. Just watch where you’re going. Oh, look at that boy riding a bike. He picked it up pretty quickly.

Summer: Maybe a little too quick– harrison, be careful.

Kyle: Well, today’s a big day for all of us.

Summer: Yeah, it’s a little nerve-wracking. At least it is for me.

Kyle: I’m really proud of you, summer.

Summer: I don’t need you to be proud of me, kyle. I need you to be right about claire.

Harrison: Mommy, daddy, look at me. I’m going fast.

Summer: Okay, maybe a little too fast, sweetie. Can you slow down?

Kyle: Good job, buddy. Okay, it’s time to come in and wash up for breakfast, okay?

Summer: Put your bike in the garage first.

Jack: Turns out that grandson of ours has some skills. He picked up that bicycle riding thing without a hitch.

Diane: Hmm. He amazes me every day. He can do anything he sets his mind to.

Jack: I think he got that from you.

Diane: Oh, I don’t know. There are some things I can’t do.

Jack: Like forgive me? Look, I know you’re still upset with me for agreeing to be nikki’s sponsor again, I–

Diane: That’s right, I am. And the more I think about it, the more upset I become.

Jack: Okay, well, we have to find a way past this. Could we at least talk about it some?

Diane: What more is there to say, jack? You know how I feel.

Jack: Yes, I know.

Diane: No! I’ve made a decision. I can’t take this anymore. I’m done. Ok, someone just did laundry…

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Jack: Wait, you say that like you’re done with us. Surely, you can’t mean that.

Diane: It does seem impossible, doesn’t it? After everything we’ve been through to end up in this sad place. You know, my– my return with your doubts and suspicions and then falling in love again so completely that we didn’t care what anyone else thought.

Jack: Yes, the kind of love that doesn’t just disappear.

Diane: No, it doesn’T. And that’s why this breaks my heart, but maybe this is what it has to come to.

Jack: All because I agreed to be nikki’s sponsor?

Diane: No, no, jack, it’s more than that. It’s that you don’t seem to care about my feelings in any of this.

Jack: You have always been supportive of my helping her.

Diane: Outwardly, yes. I have tried to understand why this is so important to you, but honestly, it’s been tearing me up inside and I just– I can’t do it anymore.

Jack: Wait, wait, wait. Can’t– can’t do what?

Diane: Oh, come on. Pretend that it doesn’t bother me when you run out at the drop of a hat just because nikki calls. I mean, you have made your priorities very clear over and over again.

Jack: You, our marriage, our family is my priority. Nikki’s going through a rough time.

Diane: Oh, god.

Jack: She’s depending on me and I think I can help her.

Diane: Really? Like you helped her last time when you almost od’d trying to help her?

Jack: No, I realize I went too far. I have promised you that’s not going to happen again.

Diane: Well, I don’t think that’s a promise you can keep, especially since you have agreed to be her sponsor again.

Jack: When I commit to doing something, you can count on me. You know that.

Diane: Jack, you made a decision in that moment to put nikki above everything, including your own life. And– and that kind of instinct comes from deep inside you and it’s not something that can be promised away.

Jack: What can I say to make you believe me? I swear nothing like that will ever happen again.

Diane: You swore that you wouldn’t be tempted to use the first time you agreed to be nikki’s sponsor and you did.

Jack: That was different. This wasn’t out of temptation or craving.

Diane: It doesn’t matter why you did it, jack. You used. And how do you know you’re not going to do it again?

Jack: Because I know myself.

Diane: Oh, really? Do you? You told me before that an addict will use any excuse to use. What if on some deeper level, watching nikki give into her addiction made you want to give into yours? To feel that high again?

Audra: What are you doing here?

Tucker: You should check your email ’cause I just sent you some legal documents. It’s a– an order to cease and desist on any and all glissade interactions.

Audra: Look, I’m sorry, tucker, but you don’t get to decide who I can and can’t speak to. And I don’t care what your legal papers say.

Tucker: What makes you think that you can meet on your own with the heads of the companies I acquired for my company.

Audra: What I do and who I choose to do it with is my business.

Tucker: Yeah, and glissade is mine. You think you can just waltz in here and rip it out from under me?

Audra: Sorry, tucker, but i don’t owe you any explanations. What I’m doing in paris is my business. Now, you can just leave and get the hell out of my room. Go back to genoa city to the people you claim to care so much about.

Ashley: Don’t listen to another word they’re saying. Get out of here now while you still can.

Alan: I wish I could say I had a specific plan, but I think we’re gonna have to take our cues from ashley.

Traci: Okay, what signs are you looking for?

Alan: Well, uh, mainly her memories coming back. Uh, whatever the traumatic event was, likely happened after her fight with tucker. So once we identify that, we can get at the root of what caused her to split her off into these different personalities.

Traci: Oh, this is just unnerving. The risk to her, that she has to remember something so that she can deal with it, and that means facing something terribly painful. I hate that for her.

Alan: I know, it’s– it’s a delicate process. It all hinges on whether or not ashley can suppress her alters.

Traci: Wait, you– you mean you think they could take control again?

Alan: It is a distinct possibility, and we should proceed accordingly.

Traci: Well, alan, I– I had thought that once she understood what was happening to her, that our ashley could have the strength to resist.

Alan: I wish it were that simple, but it looks like ashley’s alters have a– well a fairly firm grip on her psyche.

Ashley: Oh, honey, what are you doing? You shouldn’t be here. Why don’t you let me handle this? Don’t be afraid. Just let go. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Jack: I can’t believe you would think that. The last thing I wanted was to join nikki in her wasted state of damn near incoherence. I can’t believe you think any part of that would appeal to me.

Diane: But you did it, jack. Whether it appealed to you or not. You risked your life, and I can’t live with that uncertainty again. Worrying every day that if nikki slips, you might too.

Jack: What do I have to say? What do I have to do to get you to believe me? Tell me, I’ll do it.

Diane: How about not being her sponsor again? I mean, what– what am i supposed to do? Am I supposed to be the silently supportive wife left to wonder every time you run to nikki’s side whether or not you’ll even come home or take pills or worse?

Jack: I wish you would just believe in me.

Diane: Oh no, that’s not fair, jack. Don’t you dare make this about my lack of trust or faith in you. You broke that. And now I have to live in fear every day that kyle will end up without a father or harrison without a grandfather or– or me without the love that i waited so long to have.

Jack: I waited a long time for that love too. I am not going to do anything to jeopardize our future together.

Diane: Well, I don’t know about that. And while I can’t stop you from helping nikki, I can’t be here to see how far you might be willing to go to be that help.

Jack: Okay, I hear you. Clearly you’re very serious or you wouldn’t be talking about walking away from what we have. But what do we do now?

Diane: I’m going to give you some time to think about this. To let it all sink in.

Jack: Diane!

Tucker: How did we end up here, audra?

Audra: You know exactly how. You followed me to paris, tracked me down, then barged in here uninvited.

Tucker: That’s not what I mean and you know it. We were on top of the world. We were genuinely happy. At least I was. I… I was ready to commit my entire life to you. With or without the ring. With or without the vows. I still am. Why? Why are you doing this?

Audra: You can be so smart about some things, but so utterly oblivious about others. You chose everyone else over me. You changed your plans because of ashley and then you changed them because of devon. Look, I was never the most important one to you. You say that you love me, but you couldn’t put me at the forefront of your life. Not once. And I was a fool to believe in your promises. That as soon as you helped ashley or as soon as you got back into devon’s good graces, then I’d be the center of your world. I fell for the oldest lie in the book. That I could change you. That my love would change you, but you will never change. And I’ll never let myself believe you again.

Ashley: Get out of here now, ashley. Let me help you, honey. Let me out. No, I will not.

Alan: Well, I better head back to my apartment, drop off my bags, i’ll take a quick shower, but I will be back soon, okay?

Traci: Okay, alan, what should I do while you’re gone? I mean, what can I do to keep my sister safe?

Alan: Just do whatever you can to keep her focused and engaged.

Ashley: Hey, do you guys want some coffee?

Alan: Oh, no, thanks. I gotta go back to my apartment, but I’ll be back soon. Give you time to get settled, okay?

Ashley: Thank you so much.

Alan: Of course.

Ashely: For everything you’re doing, I’m so grateful.

Alan: Ah, of course, hon, of course. I’ll be back soon.

Traci: Ashley, you must be just exhausted. If you’re tired and you need to sleep–

Ashley: I can’T.

Traci: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to push you.

Ashley: No, it’s not that. I’m just afraid. I’m afraid to go to sleep.

Traci: What are you afraid of?

Ashley: I can feel them around me, tracy. I can hear them. They’re in my head right now. I can hear them. They– they want to take charge. I’m sorry. They’re looking for a chance, and I just– I have to stay awake.

Traci: Okay, I– I know that you’re frightened, but listen to me, we’re on the right path. We are on track to finding out what’s going on with you, and we are going to find solutions. We are. Once and for all.

Ashley: I believe that, but I can’t let my guard down. I know that they’re trying to protect me from something, but I can’t let them. I can’t let them take over. Not right now.

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Summer: Today’s a big day, isn’t it?

Harrison: Uh-huh. Claire is coming.

Summer: That’s right. She is gonna hang out with you while mommy and daddy are at work, and you are gonna be just fine.

Harrison: We’re gonna have a lot of fun.

Summer: I’m sure you are. Harrison, you know that I love you more than anything in this world, right? And I am going to be thinking about you all day long, and I’m gonna be imagining all the fun that you’re having. But listen, if you get sad or upset, or even if you just miss me or your daddy, just have claire call us, okay? Anytime. Or you can call us yourself. You remember how to do that, right? You just pick up the phone, you press one, and it’s all set for you to call us anytime, okay?

Harrison: I know.

Kyle: You know what? I have a feeling today is going to be a really good day for all of us.

[ Knock on door ]

Harrison: Claire, you’re here!

Claire: Hey.

Tucker: Are you really gonna throw away what we have because I want to help my son. That’S… what kind of a person just walks away from his family?

Audra: Wait, isn’t that what you wanted ashley to do? Wasn’t that what your big blow-up was about? You were willing to walk away because she wouldn’t sever her relationship with her family. Sounds like you’re getting a bit of karmic payback.

Tucker: You’re using ashley as your defense?

Audra: I’m just pointing out your hypocrisy.

Tucker: One situation has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

Audra: You know, you’re absolutely right. They are very different. Ashley’s family actually cares about her. She would’ve lost a lot if she’d given them up for you. You, on the other hand… your son doesn’t give a damn about you. He has no use for you and probably has no intention of ever giving you a second or tenth chance.

Tucker: Well, you know that things are complicated between him and me and hell, you’ve been around for my efforts to–

Audra: All of which have failed.

Tucker: I see, so I should just– just give up? Devon, dominic’s nice knowing you, but forget it.

Audra: I never said to forget your son and grandson. I simply asked you to follow through on the plans you made with me. You’re the one who set up this either-or scenario. Okay, either I accept your priorities or our business and personal partnership is over.

Tucker: It was never, ever either-or. It was always you, end. There was never a scenario where there was no you, audra. Never.

Audra: I am tired of this argument. And I don’t need to justify my decision to you. Look, my eyes have finally been opened. You will never make me a priority, so I’m done. Now, please get out and leave me alone.

Tucker: So that’s it. Really? It’s over? Stay away from glissade.

Ashley: Thank you.

Traci: Mm-hmm. Ashley, I think I might understand how scared you must be.

Ashley: I don’t think you do. I don’t think anybody can, really. I mean, you know, I just kind of wake up and I realize that I’ve been doing things and saying things that I have absolutely no memory of. It’s like I have no control over my own being, and that’s so frightening. I mean, I just wouldn’t wish it on anybody.

Traci: I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to diminish the severity of what you’re going through.

Ashley: No, I know. I didn’t mean it that way. I guess I’m just trying to explain it to you as much as I’m trying to explain it to myself. You know? I, like, don’t understand. Why would I reconnect with tucker? What would motivate that?

Traci: Okay, you know, I think we should wait for alan for this. I mean, he’s the one that’s trained and prepared to walk you through it.

Ashley: But I don’t understand. If they’re trying to protect me, then why would I drag tucker back into this?

Traci: I don’t know. Maybe they think tucker could protect you somehow?

Ashley: Does that make any sense to you? I have family for that. I’ve got friends for that.

Traci: You do. And we’re people who love you and want only the best for you.

Ashley: Thank you. I guess I should wait, right? Wait for alan before I try digging into my psyche.

Traci: Yeah, but for now, I mean, tell me. Is there anything you want? Anything you need? What can I do?

Ashley: There is one thing.

Traci: Name it.

Ashley: Could you just keep an eye on me? I mean, could you just watch me and just… I don’t know. Make sure if I do anything out of character or something. Just make sure I’m me. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Jack: Diane? Diane, hold up. I can’t let you walk away like this. We have to talk this through.

Diane: There’s nothing more to talk about. How many times do I have to explain how I feel?

Jack: As many times as it takes to work this out. Look, I hate that I worried you so much that night. That’s why this will never happen again.

Diane: Yeah, you say that, jack. But you clearly don’t get what I went through all night when you didn’t come home. You know, I had no idea what could’ve happened to you and all the horrible scenarios that went through my head. A– a– an accident, a mugging, a heart attack.

Jack: None of those things happened. I am fine. I am healthy. I’m here. And I am determined to build our life together.

Diane: You deliberately put yourself in harm’s way without thinking about how it would affect me. Without thinking about how much I need you. How much your family needs you. How am I supposed to live with that?

Jack: I don’t know. I will apologize a million times over. I will swear on everything i hold dear that I will never do this to you again.

Diane: All right, just stop. It’s not enough because I have seen how far you’ll go for nikki and how far you’re not willing to go for me. I mean, what if the situation with her gets bad again? What’s to stop you from doing something just as dangerous? I’m sorry. I’m sorry if it seems unfair. But I have to end things now. I don’t have another choice.

[ Cell phone buzzes ]

Jack: This is not fair. Nikki needs help. She still needs help. This is not the way to handle this.

Diane: Nikki needs help? What about us, jack? Our marriage needs help.

Jack: They are two completely different situations and I will tell you walking out on me is not the way to help our marriage.

Diane: You know what? Don’t tell me how to handle this. Leaving is a decision that I have to make for myself. I am the only one who gets to decide what i can live with and what I can’T.

Summer: It would be great if you could limit harrison’s junk food intake in between meals. We’ve got plenty of healthy snacks in the fridge for him. And it– it was nice of you to bring brownies but those will definitely need to wait until after lunch.

Claire: Yeah, of course. I completely understand and will follow all of your rules. I understand the importance of boundaries for all of us.

Summer: Um, and I don’t want you leaving the property for now.

Harrison: No? No ducks today? They might be hungry.

Kyle: I’m sure they’ll survive. At least until claire gets a booster seat for you.

Claire: Oh, I’ve actually been doing some research about that for the safest brand and i wanted to ask you if you had a preference.

Kyle: Proactive thinking. I’m impressed.

Summer: Ah, I appreciate that, claire but I will be picking out the booster seat.

Harrison: Will claire be here all day? How much time do we have? Because I’ve got a list of stuff to do.

Claire: I am so glad to hear that and I have a list too but we don’t have to cram it all in today. We might get a chance to hang out again soon.

Traci: Ashley, I am here for you and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that my sister, who I love so much, stays present and safe and in control.

Ashley: Thank you. I couldn’t do this without you. I have so many questions.

Traci: Ah, we both do and i wish I had answers for us but ashley, we’re gonna get some soon.

Ashley: You think so? Because I heard– I heard alan talking about his plan or lack of a plan. I mean, I get the dilemma, right? He’s counting on me to guide us but I mean, I– it’s like a dead zone. It– there’s–

Traci: Okay, alan has gotten us this far and I have to believe he’s gonna find a way to break through.

Ashley: I hope so because I’m just putting all my faith in him but the problem is he’s counting on me.

Tucker: Oh, excuse me. Hey, alan. How’s it going? Where’S… when my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

Alan: How you doing, ashley? Did you get some, uh, rest?

Traci: Oh, no, she’s so full of caffeine. She couldn’t possibly sleep.

Ashley: Yeah, I was afraid to. I didn’t want one of the other personalities to get a foothold.

Alan: Well, that’s understandable but exhaustion can bring them out as well.

Ashley: So what are you telling me? No matter what I do, they’re gonna take over?

Alan: No, of course not. I’m just saying I– I want you to go easy on yourself. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself, okay?

Ashley: I wanna do this now.

Traci: She’s been so eager to jump right in, you know, piece together everything that’s happened to her but we decided that we’d wait for you to return before we got started.

Ashley: But I do wanna do this now.

Alan: Okay. Coffee and talk is what we’ll do. We’ll, uh, we’ll piece this all together, okay?

Ashley: Okay. So what exactly are you hoping for? I mean, I know you want me to remember things but how am i supposed to do that?

Alan: Well, I want us to try to revive memories of what happened after your fight with tucker and before you came home. I think it’s in that window of time that something happened to you, traumatic enough to, uh, bring out those protective alters.

Traci: So ashley, can you think of what that might be?

Ashley: Ah, listen, I’ve been trying. I’ve been wracking my brain. I’ve just got nothing.

Alan: Well, even if you can’t remember exactly what happened, do you have any idea of maybe where you went or what you did or… well, what did you and tucker do before the bistro?

Ashley: Uh, I’m not sure about that exactly but I do know that I’d been up the whole night before. I’d been really wrestling with the, uh, the thought of having to just walk away from my family and give up jabot and I– I knew I had to talk to tucker about it. I knew it was gonna be, you know, difficult. So I was apprehensive but I was hopeful but obviously the whole thing unraveled.

Alan: Okay. Well, do you remember maybe what happened after then, um? Did you go somewhere to clear your mind or something? Have coffee or get a drink or… just, you know, try to close your eyes and retrace your steps ’cause any little detail could, uh, trigger a really important memory.

Ashley: Okay, that scares me when you say that. When you tell me that I have to retrace my steps, it’s very frightening for me.

Alan: That could be because your subconscious doesn’t want you to face what happened. Your mind’s been blocking this out. And that’s why it’s so important that we do this.

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Harrison: Yeah!

Claire: Ah, you got me!

Kyle: Okay, you two. Mom and I are leaving now.

Summer: But because it’s your first day, we’re not gonna be gone too long.

Claire: No problem. Harrison and I will be just fine.

Summer: You know what? Maybe I should just work from here actually. Out of the way, in the office or the den or something so I’m– I’m nearby just in case.

Kyle: Summer, I’m sure they’ll be fine. We just love you so much. We hate to leave. We like having fun with you and hanging out but we have to go to work. Now, we’re all gonna be brave today, right?

Harrison: Mommy, don’t worry. Claire’s going to take good care of me. We’re gonna have a lot of fun. Right, claire?

Claire: You bet.

Kyle: Okay.

Summer: Bye, sweetie. I love you. Have a good day, okay?

Kyle: See you later, buddy. All right.

Harrison: Come on, claire. Wait till you see where the caterpillars hang out.

Claire: What? Let’s go!

Kyle: Let’s go.

Jack: Keeping nikki sober is the only thing I am trying to do here.

Diane: You act like I’m being selfish. I’d like to see nikki sober too. But this is not an either-or situation. You are not the only option for her, jack. Even victor thought you were a terrible choice to be nikki’s sponsor.

Jack: Well, now we’re going to quote victor? His opinion doesn’t hold any weight with me.

Diane: Well, neither does mine.

Jack: No, that is not true and you know it. This is– this is about a recovery support group and what they do. They support each other. That’s all that’s happening here. Nikki and I have a rapport. We have a trust that she’s not gonna find with anybody else. And to ask her to start all over with a new sponsor right now of all times is just– it’s cruel.

Diane: So you think I’m being cruel?

Jack: No, I’m not saying that you’re cruel. I’m saying you don’t understand why I am ideally suited to be her sponsor right now.

Diane: Jack, have you considered the possibility that nikki chose you because she knew that you’d go easier on her than some unknown sponsor? Let’s be honest, she certainly found a way to do a lot of drinking on your watch.

Jack: It’s a lot more complicated than that. The fact that she was drinking is why she needed a sponsor. If I hadn’t been there, it could’ve been a whole lot worse.

Diane: So she can find another sponsor. You could even help her. You could help her find someone more suited to her needs.

Jack: Well, you have really thought this through, haven’t you?

Diane: Yes! Okay, you– you have made a lot of decisions about this whole situation without me. And I’ve been playing catch-up from the very beginning. But right now, I am drawing a line in the sand.

Jack: And that’s it? Just like that, the line is drawn?

Diane: Just– jack, I am sorry if that’s not what you want to hear. But you have brought this on yourself. You’re the one making the choice. I love you. You know that. And this is breaking my heart. But right now, I need to walk away from you.

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Kyle: You know, we could’ve gotten coffee back at the house. Or we could get it from the break room at jabot.

Summer: Okay, maybe I needed to ease into this transition a little bit. Take a little breather. Before going right to work.

Kyle: Summer, harrison’s had a nanny before. You’ve left strict instructions for he and claire not to leave the property. And mrs. Martinez is there. What is there to be nervous about?

Summer: Really, kyle?

Kyle: I know, I know. It’s been a while since we left harrison with a caregiver.

Summer: And it’s the first time since the kidnapping. And his new nanny is that psycho’s niece. So yes, I– I have some nerves.

Kyle: And you’re handling it great. We’re setting an example for harrison. Trust and resilience are important values for him to learn. There’s nothing to worry about. It’s all good, don’t you think?

Summer: I hear you. I hear you. And I agreed to go along with this decision. I just hope that we never have any reason to regret it.

Kyle: We won’T. This might just be a good reset for us all.

Jack: I’m not gonna let you do this. I’m not gonna let you walk away. I refuse to lose you over this.

Diane: And I refuse to lose you to an overdose.

Jack: I can’t believe you would even consider giving up our marriage.

Diane: You think I want this? I just– I just don’t know what else to do.

Jack: I do. I’m not gonna let you walk away from us. Nikki will have to find herself another sponsor.

Diane: Ah, I’m sorry. I love you.

Alan: Well, let’s just stay with that night, okay? And remember, your memories are in the past and they cannot hurt you. I know– I know you’re afraid of bringing them up again, but just know you have support, okay? And we’re here with you.

Ashley: Okay, thank you. I’m safe, right? With the two of you and I’m safe and my memories can’t hurt me.

Alan: That’s right.

Ashley: Okay.

Alan: So that night, did you come back to your apartment here or did you stay at the hotel with tucker?

Ashley: I went for a walk. I called you and I asked you to meet me.

Alan: You called me? What day was this?

Ashley: Uh, I don’t remember the exact day.

Traci: It was the first week of september.

Ashley: No, I know that, but I don’t know the exact day. I mean, does it matter? I mean, we spoke, so don’t you remember the day?

Alan: Um, are you sure you called me?

Ashley: Yes. I remember it specifically because you told me you would meet me after your last session.

Alan: Ashley, I was in florence the first week of september.

Ashley: No, that can’t be. I know it was the same evening. I know it.

Alan: Well, I’m– I’m afraid that’s not possible.

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Jack tells Nikki he can’t be her sponsor anymore and she tells him she understands and she tells him that she will find another sponsor.

Victor is not happy that Nikki intends to maintain her friendship with Jack.

Summer gives Sally the job as interim creative director of Marquetti while Chelsea’ takes a leave of absence to concentrate on Connor.

Victor fires Michael because he thinks Michael betrayed him when he tried to take Jordan out of the cellar and turn her to the police without his knowledge.

Jack walks in on another argument between Diane and Kyle because Diane thinks that Kyle disobeyed her orders again.

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Claire starts her first day as Harrison’s nanny and a nervous Summer goes to Crimson Lights with Kyle to have coffee before going to work.

Diane argues with Jack about him agreeing to be Nikki’s sponsor and Diane tells Jack she will leave him if he becomes Nikki’s sponsor again. Jack tells Diane he will tell Nikki she has to find another sponsor so Diane won’t leave him but it is clear that Jack doesn’t want to stop helping Nikki.

Tucker arrives in Paris to tell Audra to stay away from Glissade because she won ‘t be able to take the company. Tucker pleads with Audra to give him one more chance, but she says that she is done with him and asks him to leave her room.

Ashley struggles to not let her alters take control. Ashley remembers that she called Alan after her argument with Tucker. Ashley tells Alan that she doesn’t remember the date that she called him but he told her that he would come pick her up so they could talk about what happened with Tucker. Tracy remembers that call must have taken place the first week in September. Alan tells Ashley that he couldn’t have spoken to her because he was in Florence, Italy the first week in September.

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Claire: Are you mom-spying? Is that what this is?

Victoria: Maybe. I am a little. Cute and healthy recipes for kids. That’s an interesting search choice.

Claire: I didn’t get a chance to tell you last night. You’re looking at harrison abbott’s new nanny.

Victoria: Oh, I am?

Claire: Summer changed her mind. She decided to give me a trial run. Hence my search for adorable snacks.

Victoria: That’s wonderful. You should be proud.

Claire: I’m really excited. Harrison’s the best and I’m really grateful for this opportunity.

Victoria: Is there something else?

Claire: It’s all a little bit nerve-wracking. Small kid means big responsibility. Summer’s been wary of me. So she’s gonna keep a very close eye on me.

Victoria: She has no reason to doubt your abilities.

Claire: I really wanna earn her trust. Make a good impression. Really just be the best nanny ever.

Victoria: You’ll be great. You will do all of that without putting so much pressure on yourself.

Claire: You’re my mother, don’t you have to say that?

Victoria: No, I mean it. Look, you’re very smart. You’re capable. Just follow your instincts. Everything will fall into place. Hello. Hi.

Cole: Hey, hey.

Victoria: Hi cole, come in, I-

Cole: Hey.

Victoria: This is a surprise.

Victor: Hi sweetheart.

Victoria: Seeing the two of you here together. Hi, good morning!

Cole: Ah, nice to see you. I’m glad you’re here, both of you.

Claire: Yeah, it’s great to see you too. But what’s up with the drop by? Is everything all right?

Victor: Have you seen your mother?

Victoria: No, not since this morning. Has something happened?

Victor: There’s some news regarding jordan.

Jack: Hi there.

Nikki: Jack, is now a bad time?

Jack: No, no, no. Come on in, come on in. I just didn’t expect to see you so soon. You look wonderful.

Nikki: Thanks. I just got back yesterday. I finished my initial treatment at the rehab facility and they approved me for outpatient care. So I’m home.

Jack: Well, that’s great news. Sounds like you’ve made real progress.

Nikki: I still have a ways to go, but I will get there.

Jack: Yes, you will. I have no doubt about it. And you look terrific. You look rested and strong and it’s all over your face.

Nikki: Well, it wasn’t easy to go away, but it was necessary. I realized that I needed more significant help.

Jack: I’m glad you made that choice for yourself.

Nikki: I didn’t get there on my own. You helped me get there. You are the reason why I am back on the right path.

Chelsea: Adam, I’m almost ready. I just have to– hi, it’s you.

Billy: It’s me.

Chelsea: What are you doing here? Oh, I’m so happy to see you. But you were away on business. I didn’t expect you back so soon.

Billy: Well, I cut my trip short because you’re more important. Wanted to see you before you head off to see connor.

Chelsea: That’s so sweet.

Billy: Mm-hmm. Thought you could use a little extra encouragement and support.

Chelsea: Well, you didn’t have to drop everything and fly home for me. We were calling and texting every day. You could’ve reassured me over the phone.

Billy: Yeah, that’s true. But I can’t do this over the phone.

Sally: Morning.

Adam: Oh, man. You just ruined my brilliant plan.

Sally: Sorry.

Adam: I was gonna bring you up coffee and pastries. Give you the breakfast in bed treatment.

Sally: Well, aren’t you just the best host? Were you able to get back to sleep last night?

Adam: Eventually, yeah. Thanks for staying up with me.

Sally: You’re worried about your son. It’s understandable.

Adam: Having you here makes things easier. With you around, everything’s better. Um, but now that you’re awake, we can have some breakfast.

Sally: Uh, wait a minute. I think we should talk about your offer. Auntie, you can’t put that right in the dishwasher. Announcer: Additional sponsorship provided by…

Adam: Look, about last night, I hope that I did not put too much pressure on you when I asked you to move in with me.

Sally: I mean, it is a big step.

Adam: I know. And, you know, if it’s– it’s too much pressure, I completely understand. You know, it as kinda spur the moment.

Sally: So, what are you– what are you saying? That you changed your mind? You don’t want me to live with you?

Adam: Look, I don’t know what you’re thinking. So I will just be honest with you. I do want you to move in. It’s been on my mind for a while. But first and foremost, I want you to be happy. So if this is not what you want, just say it.

Sally: Okay, okay, okay. I’m gonna put you out of your misery.

Adam: Please.

Sally: My answer is yes. I will move in with you.

Adam: You will?

Sally: Mm-hmm.

Adam: Are you sure?

Sally: Yes, yes. I’m ready. I’m ready, and– and I think it’s time.

Adam: Oh, thank god. Oh, thank god.

Billy: So how’s your head right now?

Chelsea: Uh, kind of all over the place. This is the first time we’re gonna see connor since he went to the facility. I mean, we attempted to before, but it was a complete disaster.

Billy: But he’s in a better headspace now, and he’s ready to see you in person.

Chelsea: Yeah, that’s what he says.

Billy: Great.

Chelsea: That’s what he says. And, um, the doctors agree. So we’re gonna meet with him in a controlled environment to make sure he feels safe and secure.

Billy: Sounds like a recipe for success.

Chelsea: I hope so. I’m just torn. I– part of me feels hopeful. The other part feels absolutely terrified.

Billy: Yeah. Well, you’ve been through a lot. All of you have, especially connor. And I just wanna be here to help in any way I can.

Chelsea: Well, just being here with you right now, it’s everything.

Billy: If the best thing I can do is hold your hand and tell you that you got this, then that’s what I’ll do. You got this, chels.

Nikki: We didn’t get a chance to talk before I went away about what happened in the hotel suite.

Jack: Yeah, it was one hell of a night, wasn’t it?

Nikki: Are you all right? Please tell me that you haven’t used since then.

Jack: Yeah, I’m fine. I’m fine. Honest. Gone to a few meetings, checked in with myself. No urge to take pills.

Nikki: Oh, thank god. I have gone over that night so many times. My mind, my spiral. How cruel I was to you.

Jack: Nuh-huh.

Nikki: And ultimately what you did to finally wake me up.

Jack: It was a calculated risk.

Nikki: You sacrificed your sobriety for mine.

Jack: I was desperate. I would’ve done anything to save you.

Nikki: Well, jack, what you did was very dangerous and you went too far.

Jack: Believe me, I have done my share of soul searching on that. And I’ve had to admit that my actions were too extreme. Things could’ve gone very differently.

Nikki: Oh, my god. When you passed out, it was like my whole world stopped. I– I was frozen in time. But I guess it took that to make me realize how far you had gone to bring me back from the brink.

Jack: I honestly thought I’d lost you.

Nikki: Well, what you did was the stupidest and bravest thing anybody has ever done for me.

Jack: Well, you’ve done the courageous part now. You dug deep, got yourself out of that hole. You went to rehab. You’re doing the work now.

Nikki: And I will continue to. I can’t afford to be cavalier. I’m still an alcoholic. I always will be. But I’m better than I was, thanks to you.

Jack: And this outpatient treatment’s working for you?

Nikki: So far, yes. But I still need a sponsor. I hope it’s not too much to ask that that still be you.


Jack: I am here for whatever you need. You need me to be your sponsor, that’s what I will be.

Nikki: You have been my rock. I don’t know what I would do without you.

Jack: You’re one of the strongest people I know. You’re strong, you’re smart, you’re kind, you’re loyal. Is it any wonder everyone’s so devoted to you?

Nikki: Well, even though I don’t deserve it.

Jack: No, give yourself more credit than that. Every time you’re knocked down, you end up stronger.

Nikki: Thanks to you. And I am so grateful, more than you’ll ever know. Hi, victor. All right, I’ll be there soon. Bye, darling. I am needed at the ranch.

Jack: Okay, go, um… call me if you need anything.

Nikki: Thank you, jack. Thank you so much for everything.

Jack: Here.

Nikki: Ooh, diane, nice to see you.

Diane: You too, nikki. Glad you’re looking so well.

Nikki: Thank you. You two have a good day.

Jack: Well, that was a surprise. Nikki’s home. She’s in outpatient treatment.

Diane: With you as her sponsor? Why would you agree to that without talking to me first?

Jack: Because I didn’t think you would have any objection.

Diane: Oh, really? Or did you think I’d just let it slide?

Jack: Wait, diane–

Diane: No, no, the facts haven’t changed. Your role in nikki’s sobriety caused you to risk your own.

Jack: That’s the past. It won’t happen again.

Diane: That’s right, it won’T. Otherwise, you and i are going to have a problem.

Adam: I present to you your keys with a little stylish button for decoration because fashion is your thing.

Sally: Well, that is adorable. Thank you.

Adam: Mm-hmm. And if there’s something you don’t like, poof, it is gone. Okay? Bring in new pillows, lamps, whatever you like. Okay, you wanna paint? Just have at it. You want new wallpaper? Okay, fine.

Sally: I– I really don’t think that’s necessary. I really love this place as is.

Adam: Hey, I mean, I live with a designer now who has impeccable taste. So I want this place to be yours. It’s our home. Together.

Sally: Wow, I haven’t had many places I could call home.

Adam: Oh, we can build one. Welcome home, baby.

Nikki: Hey, I got here as soon as I could. What’s going on?

Victor: Hello, sweetheart. Come here. Um, there’s something I have to tell all of you. Please sit down.

Nikki: Victor, please just tell us what has happened.

Victor: I was informed by my security team that they found jordan on the banks of the garewood river. And cole was there when they told me.

Nikki: Thank god.

Victor: Apparently, she was barely breathing. In other words, she was alive.

Nikki: What?

Victoria: No, it can’t be. Well, where is she now?

Victor: They took her into custody. And apparently, she was just spewing nonsense, babbling. Taken her in for mental and physical examination.

Cole: With maximum security measures in place.

Claire: We thought we were free of her, but all this time she’s still been out there.

Victoria: Mom, are you okay?

Nikki: I had assumed that she was gone forever, that she could never be a threat to us again.

Victor: And she won’T. I don’t want you to worry about that, okay? Really, don’T.

Victoria: I’m grateful that she’s in custody, but–

Claire: But she’s found a way out before.

Cole: Well, the authorities are fully aware of the danger she’s capable of. She’s been sent to the highest maximum security prison there is.

Victor: By the way, that’s from a place that no one has ever escaped from.

Nikki: You know, there’s something very strange about this.

Victor: What?

Nikki: You said that she was chased by your men and fell into the river.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: So how did she survive that fall? And how did she stay alive all this time? Your heart is the beat of life.

Adam: Hey, I didn’t know you were back in town. Chelsea told me you were gone on business.

Billy: I was, but I know that you’re gonna see connor, so I wanted to be here to support chelsea.

Adam: Ah, that’s very generous of you.

Billy: Well, chelsea said that you’ve been a big support while I’ve been gone. You’ve been reasonable and steadfast and determined.

Adam: It’s a big surprise coming from me, huh?

Billy: Guess what I’m trying to say is good on you, adam.

Adam: Well, thank you. We’re gonna get through this together.

Chelsea: That’s the plan. I guess we should go, huh?

Adam: Yeah, the, uh, jet’s all fueled up.

Chelsea: Okay, please tell victor I said thank you again.

Adam: I’ll give you two a minute.

Chelsea: Oh, you know, you’re pretty wonderful, you know that?

Billy: Well, you can tell me that when you get back. Right now, you focus on your son.

Chelsea: I really believe sending him to this facility was the best thing for him. I do.

Billy: Good. You trust that feeling, okay? And just know that you’re on the right trajectory and that you need me for anything at all, let me know, okay? I’m always here for you no matter what.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Billy: Okay. Have a good flight.

Chelsea: Okay.

Victor: How did jordan survive? Well, I would say out of pure evil, as she always has.

Nikki: She should be at the bottom of the river. On second thought, drowning is too good for her. I would prefer for her to suffer.

Cole: Well, jordan will spend the rest of her life in prison with no power, no control.

Claire: Till she rallies and tries to come after us again.

Victor: It’s not gonna happen, okay? She will never bother our family again.

Nikki: I pray you’re right.

Victor: I assure you that jordan will not cause any more damage.

Chloe: Any updates?

Sally: Um, unfortunately, no.

Chloe: Well, I guess it would be a long shot to hope for victor to go along with adam’s plan to help us out. I mean, listen to me. I can’t believe I thought that victor newman would rescue us.

Sally: Chloe, this isn’t easy for me to say. But I think we have reached the end of the line.

Chloe: What? No, no, no, no, no, no. We just haven’t found a solution yet. But we will. I– I know we will. It’s– it’s there somewhere.

Sally: I don’t think so. I mean, we’ve exhausted all of our options and we’ve turned over every rock.

Chloe: Yeah, but we’ve always come across setbacks and then we always figure it out. I mean, besides, neither of us have anything lined up. So, I mean, we might as well stick it out.

Sally: That’s the thing, um… so, I’m sure that you have heard that chelsea is taking a leave of absence from marchetti.

Chloe: Yeah, yeah. Chelsea told me that she wants to spend more time with connor.

Sally: Exactly. So, adam spoke with chelsea and chelsea’s gonna put in a word with summer for me to see if I can take over for her while chelsea is gone in the interim.

Chloe: Oh, wow, um… okay, so you didn’t think to maybe have a discussion with me first about this, your partner?

Sally: It all happened so fast. I– I reached out to you as soon as I could.

Chloe: Okay, so did summer make you an offer?

Sally: No, and– and she probably won’T. I mean, she doesn’t like me with good reason. So, she probably doesn’t want me to be the creative director.

Chloe: It’s possible, though. Or we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

Sally: Look, the role would be temporary just until chelsea feels ready to come back.

Chloe: But if summer offered it to you, you would take it and leave me behind. Oh. Wait, what’s– what’s with the bag?

Sally: I am moving in with adam.

Chloe: I’m sorry, I just– this day just keeps getting better and better.

Billy: Hey, mom.

Jill: Billy, where are you?

Billy: Uh, I’m at the office. I– I got back into town just now. What’s going on?

Jill: Uh, I should’ve made it clear that this is a personal conversation.

Billy: Okay, I’m sorry. I didn’t know. I just– I wanted to get back to you as soon as possible.

Jill: Are devon and lily around?

Billy: No, they’re in a meeting. They actually don’t know that I’m back yet. We have privacy, if that’s what you’re asking. Is everything all right?

Jill: There’s something you need to know. It ain’t my dad’s razor, dad.

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Jack: Clearly, I’ve upset you. That was never my intention.

Diane: I have tried to make the best of this situation between you and nikki. And I had concerns when you first agreed to be her sponsor, but I kept my mouth shut because I know how important it is to you.

Jack: Nikki is one of my oldest and dearest friends. I want to help her.

Diane: And you have made that perfectly clear. Even though you know how hard it was for me to accept that you put your life in danger for her. Jack, you took pills and you could’ve died. All because you were trying to save nikki.

Jack: That was one moment, one night.

Diane: No, no. She takes up so much of your time and energy. And– and I have tried to be the bigger person, but you are making this very difficult for me.

Jack: That was never my intention.

Diane: No, it’s too much. You gambled with your addiction and you could’ve died. Why? Why would you take that chance again?

Jack: You saw nikki just now. She’s doing better. She is. She’s stronger. She’s more herself. I saw it.

Diane: Well, I’m glad she went to rehab and I’m glad she’s improving. That’s wonderful. But there’s no guarantee it’ll stay that way.

Jack: No, I think it’s gonna be different this time.

Diane: Yeah, but what if it’s not? What if she slips? What are you going to do? Are you gonna call up your dealer and risk everything to pull her back from the edge again?

Jack: No, I have promised you that’s not going to happen again. I just finished telling nikki my actions were extreme.

Diane: But in your mind it worked, right? You accomplished your goal. You got nikki to wake up and set herself straight.

Jack: I can’t say I am disappointed with how it turned out.

Diane: That’s fine. But as your wife, you need to know what your decision to be her sponsor again is doing to me. Because I don’t know if it’s something I can live with.

Victoria: Is there anything else that we don’t know?

Victor: No, my darling, you know everything that’s important. So, as far as I’m concerned, you’re all safe.

Claire: Thank you, grandpa.

Victor: I’m sorry, but there’s something I need to take care of. My darling, you need me, you call, okay?

Nikki: Oh, I’ll be fine. Don’t worry.

Victor: My baby. Okay, you two.

Victoria: Bye, dad.

Victoria: So, you were with dad when he got the news about jordan. Did you see her alive?

Cole: I did.

Claire: How was she?

Cole: She looked weak, worn out, just a shell of her former self.

Claire: I guess after everything she went through, being in the river for that long.

Nikki: Do you think she could’ve been faking?

Cole: No, no, no. She, uh, she was definitely broken, defeated. It was over.

Claire: I can’t even picture her defeated. But I guess she brought it on herself.

Cole: The bottom line is that none of you should be afraid. We don’t need to worry about her anymore.

Victoria: You know, every time that we think that jordan is out of our lives, she proves us wrong. She escaped from prison, she escaped from the hospital, and now somehow she’s cheated death?

Cole: Well, I totally understand your fears. I would feel the same way if I hadn’t seen her myself. My aunt will never harm anyone again.

Billy: Mom, what’s going on? Is– is everything okay?

Jill: I’ve, um, had some issues with my health. You know, little things. You know, like my heart beating too fast and difficulty in breathing. Just some lightheadedness.

Billy: Okay. Well, that’s a little worrisome given your heart attack you had a few years ago.

Jill: Yeah, I felt the same way. So I went to the doctor and, um… and there are some complications, billy.

Billy: Okay. What does that mean exactly?

Jill: I don’t wanna get into it.

Billy: Okay, well, you’re gonna have to give me something, all right? Because you’re telling me that– that you’re not well and I don’t know what to do, so–

Jill: I’m in london now with snapper and he’s overseeing my treatment.

Billy: Okay. Well, that’s good. Um… I mean, is this serious, mom? I just have to take it easy and avoid stress. Honestly, snapper is being as irritating as hell. He’s just hovering over me like a mother hen.

Billy: Okay, well, it sounds like he’s being a good brother. Um, I mean, is this– is there a significant risk here?

Jill: Well, if I’m not careful, things could get worse. Yeah, they could… get much worse, but I am not going to let that happen.

[Billy sighs]

Billy: You know, when you told me that you were stepping away, I thought something was up because that doesn’t sound like you. I got a bad feeling in my gut.

Jill: Oh, for god’s sake, your gut doesn’t know anything. Nothing is gonna happen to me. I won’t let it. Darling, don’t you get sentimental or scared on me. You hear?

Billy: Yeah, I hear you. Um, is this the type of situation that has a prognosis?

Jill: I won’t bore you with the opinions of others or statistics. Just know this, my son. I am confident that I can take this on.

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Victoria: You know, there is nothing online about jordan being found, at least not yet.

Claire: I should tell summer and kyle about this. Don’t you think they should– they should know, for harrison’s sake?

Victoria: Mom, claire has some wonderful news. Kyle and summer have hired her to be harrison’s nanny.

Nikki: Really? How wonderful.

Cole: Congratulations, sweetheart. Well deserved.

Claire: It’s just a trial for now. Today’s actually my first day.

Nikki: Ah, I’m so happy for you. And harrison is a lucky little boy.

Claire: Well, I was really excited about it before, but now with this news about jordan, I…

Cole: Hey, don’t let that ruin your excitement.

Nikki: This is quite an accomplishment for you. Savor this moment. It’s the beginning of a whole new chapter for you.

Chloe: Well, this is unbelievable. How long has this been in the works with you and adam?

Sally: He just asked me to move in yesterday. But this feels like the next step for us.

Chloe: Swell.

Sally: Look, we all know how you feel about him, but this really feels like a good thing.

Chloe: Fine. Fine, I… I’m not going to say anything about adam. I’m not gonna warn you off of him ’cause we know how that has worked before. So I, um, I hope that your living arrangement is not awful.

Sally: Thank you.

Chloe: Okay, but, I’m sorry, but I just need to be a little selfish right now. So if our company goes under and you go to marchetti, what happens to me?

Sally: We will figure something out. I won’t leave you in the lurch.

Chloe: Well, sorry, honey, but you already have. I mean, I don’t know if I can go to marchetti. I burned that bridge with summer when I quit.

Sally: Yes, but if I am the creative director, I will fight for you. You are an asset to any company.

Chloe: I mean, do I even wanna go back there? It wasn’t a good fit.

Sally: But maybe it’ll be the perfect fit if I’m there.

Chloe: You don’t even know if you have the job. So if our company dissolves… I’m sorry, but I can’t base my whole future on hypotheticals.

Sally: Yeah, I understand.

Chloe: And have you even talked to nick? I mean, does he– does he know that he might lose his entire investment?

Sally: Not yet, but I will. Look, I will get all of this sorted.

Chloe: Have you thought this through at all? Have you seriously considered that you are going to throw away a company, the one that we have built from the ground up?

Sally: We’re still a team, chloe. That doesn’t need to change.

Chloe: No! No, if this is happening, then I’m on my own.

Billy: I’ll never doubt your ability to pummel anything into submission, including heart disease.

Jill: Correct answer.

Billy: Okay, so what do we do now?

Jill: Just keep this to yourself. I don’t want anyone else to know.

Billy: Yeah, of course, but what else? I mean, I know you’re there with– with snapper, but I’ll come and see you. I can leave tonight.

Jill: Don’t be stupid, sweetheart. You need to stay put and manage the company.

Billy: Mom, that doesn’t matter right now, okay? You’re the most important thing, and you’re telling me that you’re not well.

Jill: I’m well enough, thank you. And it’s far too messy there for you to just walk away. Your job is to protect chancellor-winters from outside threats. Protect its legacy, billy.

Billy: Yeah, I can do that. But I’m not gonna do it for chancellor’s legacy, okay? I’m gonna protect the abbott legacy. Your legacy. With moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,

Jill: I’m glad you understand the importance. Look out for the company. I need you fully on board.

Billy: I won’t let you down.

Jill: Oh, and let’s be clear. This is not forever. I will be back. And when I am, I expect to find the company stronger than ever with you in charge and mamie gone.

Billy: I got this.

Jill: I’m counting on you.

Billy: Well, just promise me that you’re gonna keep me in the loop, okay? You let me know about your treatment. Okay? You can promise me that, right? And, uh, you need me, you just let me know and I’ll– I’ll come see you.

Jill: Thank you. I’m proud of you, billy. And I love you, my son.

Billy: I love you too, mom. You don’t worry about this place, okay? Because I’m just getting started. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Sally: I swear, we will work something out. I won’t leave you behind.

Chloe: You’re on your own track. Totally separate from mine. You’ve got adam and a potential job with summer and you don’t need me.

Sally: That is not true.

Cloe: So, um, I guess this partnership is considered over, right? Well, thank you for the opportunity. Um, really, it’s been great. This has been fun.

Sally: Chloe, please!

Chloe: No, really. It’s no hard feelings. Okay, I wish you the best with adam. And, um, I sincerely hope he doesn’t break your heart.

Jack: Look, I realize you’re upset. I’m just telling you this is a non-issue.

Diane: You’re not hearing me, jack. I don’t even understand why this is up for debate. You shouldn’t be nikki’s sponsor. And I would think that the professionals at her rehab would’ve told her that.

Jack: Nikki is free to choose her own sponsor.

Diane: Oh, right. And she chooses you. And– and you feel justified in continuing because your stupid plan worked and no one died this time.

Jack: Do you think I’m choosing nikki over you? That is not what this is.

Diane: What am I supposed to think? When– when you’ve chosen to be her sponsor again, when you know how I feel about it.

Jack: I am torn. I– I do not wanna let you down. But you’re asking me to abandon a lifelong friend. It’s not an obligation I can easily walk away from.

Diane: Jack, I don’t think I can get past this. And I don’t think you realize how serious I am. This is about trust. This is about our relationship. This is about our marriage. And you and I are, we’re looking at things so differently right now in a way that I never, ever expected. And I don’t know how we’re going to survive this.

Cole: Where do you want these?

Victor: Uh, put them there for the time being.

Cole: You sure about this?

Victor: Well, cole, we have no other choice, you know.

Cole: We did the right thing, victor.

Victor: Yeah. All right. Let’s go. We lock this down here.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Recap written by Eva

Sally accepts Adam’s offer to move in with him and he gives her the keys to his apartment.

Sally tells Chloe that she is closing the interior design business and may have a temporary job at Marquetti. Chloe is hurt that Sally made all of these decisions without consulting her since they are business partners. Chloe wishes Sally the best with Adam and hopes that Adam doesn’t break her heart again.

Adam and Chelsea head off to Maryland for their first in-person visit with Connor.

Jack talks to Nikki and he agrees to be her sponsor again and Diane is very angry about it.

Victor and Cole tell Claire, Nikki, and Victoria that Jordan was found on the banks of the river alive. Victor explains that Jordan was taken to maximum security prison and won’t hurt them again.

Jill has a video call with Billy and tells him she has been having rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath, so she went to London where her brother Snapper is taking care of her.

Billy wants more details about her condition but Jill doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. Jill tells Billy not to tell Lily or Devon about her condition. Jill tells Billy she will be fine and asks him to protect the legacy of the company. Jill tells Billy she is proud of him and loves him very much.

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Kyle: Hey, bud, how’d you like that ferris wheel?

Harrison: It was fun.

Claire: Thank you for grabbing my hand when I got a little bit scared. It was like you knew exactly when I needed some extra courage.

Kyle: You got scared, huh? How about you?

Harrison: I might have got a little nervous, just a little bit.

Claire: Really? I had no idea you were so cool under pressure.

Harrison: And the ducks were super hungry.

Kyle: Those ducks are getting chubby. I think you may be feeding them a little too much, sir.

Harrison: Nuh-uh.

Kyle: Well, go on up and get washed up for dinner, okay?

Harrison: Is claire staying?

Kyle: You know you’re more than welcome to, right?

Summer: Oh, my god, chelsea. My heart goes out to you and adam. Seriously. I know how hard it is to see your child suffer, especially when there’s nothing that you can do to take their pain away.

Chelsea: Yeah, it’s been very difficult. I feel helpless. Cut off from my son. Which is why I asked you to meet with me. Connor’s doctors say he’s ready for a visit from us.

Summer: That’s great.

Chelsea: It is. Um, but I’m afraid I have a huge ask.

Summer: Ask away.

Chelsea: Well, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate how supportive you’ve been to me. You know, not just as my boss, but as my friend. Um,, I feel like I really need to be more present and available for connor as he goes through this, so, I’m asking to take a leave of absence.

Summer: Of course. I mean, take whatever time you need, chelsea. Whatever connor needs.

Chelsea: Thank you. I know the timing couldn’t be worse.

Summer: We’re up against some deadlines for the winter collection, but…

Chelsea: Which is why I don’t wanna leave you in the lurch. I have a suggestion that I hope you’ll keep an open mind about.

Adam: I know that I’m gonna feel better once I can see connor’s face in person. You know, these video calls are just not cutting it.

Sally: I can imagine you’re relieved.

Adam: But I’m not looking forward to leaving you.

Sally: Well, we have tonight.

Adam: Yes. But there is something more that I, uh, I need to tell you.

Sally: I don’t know if I like the sound of that.

Adam: Okay, it’s nothing bad. At least I don’t think it is. I just– I wanna be completely up front with you so there’s no repeat of a misunderstanding. I don’t want you to get angry at me like you did when I spoke to my father about bringing your design company under the newman umbrella.

Sally: What did you do this time?

Jack: I’m actually feeling hopeful about ashley now that she and traci and alan are headed to paris. He seems convinced she experienced something significant that undermined her stability. Hopefully they’ll get to the bottom of whatever her problem is and work it out there.

Diane: Well, that’s– that’s good. But ashley’s not the only one I’m concerned about.

Jack: If you mean me…

Diane: Yes, I do. And how you’re dealing with all of this. Now that you have professional confirmation about ashley’s psychological problems and on the heels of everything that happened with nikki, it’s a lot. And I’m sure it’s weighing heavily on you.

Jack: It is a lot. You’re right. But I’m doing fine. I’m not fixating, I’m not spiraling, not having trouble functioning. I’m not in the least inclined to hide behind a haze of pills or anything else.

Diane: Well, I certainly hope that’s the case.

Jack: I want you to believe that. Look, as far as ashley goes, I am optimistic that once she gets to paris, she will turn a corner.

Tucker: Ashley’s in paris?

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Summer: Okay, I will try to keep an open mind.

Chelsea: What you need is someone who’s a great designer, who knows how to launch a line, can manage a team, make sure everything is done on time. Very few people can seamlessly take that ball and run with it.

Summer: That is true. If you have somebody like that in mind, I mean, that’s– that’s great.

Chelsea: Okay, so I know you don’t have a great history with sally.

Summer: Sally?

Chelsea: I know, but listen, she’s changed. Trust me, I had my reservations about her at first too. But seeing how supportive and wonderful she’s been to adam when he’s had to handle all this very upsetting connor news, I think that’s just who she is as a person.

Summer: Okay, well, based on my experience with sally, she really had nowhere to go but up, so…

Chelsea: Okay, but you have to admit, from a creative and business perspective, she is very talented.

Summer: Sure, sally has put out some great designs, but, I mean, she’s not even in fashion anymore. She moved on to interior design.

Chelsea: Well, apparently she’s not happy with that decision. And, I mean, she is a fashion designer at heart. It’s, like, in her dna. And according to adam, she misses it.

Summer: I’m really not thrilled with this idea. Sure, it would solve some of the problems, but… it’s sally.

Adam: Okay, like I said, it’s not a bad thing. In fact, you may see it as a great opportunity.

Sally: Okay, now I am concerned. What– what is this opportunity?

Adam: Chelsea’s planning on taking a leave of absence from marchetti. She wants to have more time for connor. She wants to be available to focus on his needs. So, I asked her if she would suggest to summer that you fill in to finish the winter line.

Sally: Wait, you asked chelsea to pitch me to summer?

Adam: Yeah, but don’t get upset, okay? I did not commit to anything on your behalf. I just suggested it to test the waters out.

Sally: So, your ex is supposed to tell the woman who hates me, “hey, what about this option?”

Adam: You told me how much you miss working in fashion. And this possibility just opened up. I felt like I had to say something. I mean, anything to get you a shot at getting back to your dream, your one first love. I hope I didn’t do the wrong thing again.

Sally: I’m not upset. I’m not. How could I be? I mean, everything that you’re going through, and you still thought about me. I– you’re amazing.

Adam: I’m just relieved you’re not upset. And this could be a perfect thing for you.

Sally: How did chelsea respond?

Adam: She sees the logic. She’s totally open to the idea.

Sally: Wow. Okay, well, I’d have to thank her for that. And yeah, yeah, it would be an amazing opportunity for me right now. I’m just not gonna hold my breath. I mean, the likelihood of summer actually wanting to work with me is probably slim to none.

Adam: Come on, you don’t know that. There is a chance that she’s let go of the acrimony between you. You’re talented, and you’ve got a lot of business savvy. Summer’s father had enough faith in you to back your business. Nick’s opinion counts for a lot. So with some luck, you know, maybe summer will recognize that this could be a smart move for marchetti.

Sally: I really appreciate your faith in me. But it’s a long shot, adam. It’s great. But it’s not likely. And I really do not wanna spend our last night together for a while talking about me and my career.

Adam: Well, I did not want tonight to be all about business either. And I can think of a few more appealing topics.

Sally: You can, can you?

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Sally: Like what?

Adam: I think we deserve something special before I go back to the east coast. Don’t you?

Jack: This is a private conversation. Just because you overheard something doesn’t mean you’re entitled to know more.

Tucker: Yeah, but I thought I overheard you say that ashley’s in paris. Is that something dr. Alan approved of? Has he weighed in on her diagnosis yet?

Diane: Tucker, now is not the time.

Jack: Where ashley is, what she does, what her diagnosis is, is none of your damn business.

Tucker: Jack, don’t you realize by now that I only have the best intentions for her and her recovery at this point? Oh, I guess he didn’t tell you that I was the one who brought her home after she collapsed.

Jack: Why would I tell her anything about you? You have nothing to do with this.

Tucker: Oh, really? Nothing to do with it? She hit on me, you know. She wants to start back up with me again.

Diane: Tucker, I think you heard what you wanna hear.

Tucker: No, no. She wants me to believe that we could still have everything we might have had as a couple. But I am not gonna go there with her, so I took her home.

Diane: Well, good for you. But I’m wondering why you suddenly decided to be her hero. What’s– what’s in it for you?

Tucker: Nothing. I just don’t wanna make matters worse for her. ‘Cause I still care about her, believe it or not.

Jack: As if you ever did.

Tucker: Yes, I did. I still do. So why don’t you tell me what she’s doing in paris?


Summer: Chelsea, I really appreciate you trying to find a fix for this. I’m gonna need to think about it.

Chelsea: I understand. And I’m sorry I’m not giving you much notice.

Summer: Well, personal issues don’t really adhere to a work schedule. It– it’s fine. It– it will get handled.

Chelsea: This is really stressing you out, isn’t it?

Summer: No. Not this. Well, I mean, not just this. A couple of things have come up recently. It requires me to make a big decision. And to trust people that I have a very good reason not to. Actually, you might wanna get a refill. I have a lot to catch you up on.

Claire: Thanks for the invite, but I should get home.

Harrison: I wish you could stay. We had the best day ever.

Claire: Oh, I had the best day too. But fingers crossed we’re gonna have even better days, you and me.

Kyle: That’s right. Go on, dinner’s almost ready.

Claire: So… do you think that summer was being sincere about considering me for the nanny position? Or was she just being polite?

Kyle: In front of harrison? She wouldn’t get his hopes up just to shoot them down.

Claire: I guess I’m nervous about getting my hopes up too, so I’m being cautious.

Kyle: I mean, summer had to have seen how happy and comfortable harrison was around you. I mean, how could she not? And I told her that being around you puts his little mind at ease, so it makes sense that she’d be open to reconsidering her position on this.

Claire: Open’s great, but that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. I mean, it must still be hard for summer to trust me. Why should she?

Sally: Dinner was perfect.

Adam: And so were you.

Sally: I’m gonna miss you. But my heart will be with you the entire time you’re in maryland.

Adam: It helps to hear that. I am a little tense about going. I have this constant worrying in the pit of my stomach, you know, just wanting him to be okay. We haven’t seen him in person since we dropped him off at the facility. I mean, it feels like forever.

Sally: Well, maybe that’s been good for connor. He’s probably been improving every day.

Adam: No, that’s what worries me. You know, how will our trip affect him? Is it gonna help or is it gonna trigger a setback? Are we selfish to go? Is this more about us than him? You know, ’cause the last thing that I wanna do is set him back anymore or undo any progress.

Sally: Adam, come on. Don’t create negative scenarios around the unknown. Seeing you and chelsea may be exactly what connor needs right now. Having in-person time with his parents could make all the difference in the world.

Adam: You think so?

Sally: I mean, the doctors would tell you otherwise, wouldn’t they?

Adam: Oh, they sure would.

Sally: I am sure connor misses you. And having the comfort of the people that love him more than anything in this world could really, really lift his spirits.

Adam: Well, I hope you’re right.

Sally: But, connor will be taking cues from you and chelsea. So, if you’re tense, he’s gonna know it.

Adam: Well, that’s the last thing that I want. I don’t want him to worry about us.

Sally: Right.

Adam: Or our feelings.

Sally: So, then all you need to do is be the calm, devoted, insightful father that he loves and adores.

Adam: You always know the right thing to say. Especially when I need to hear it the most. And I can’t tell you how much I love you for that. Among other things.

Jack: Okay, fine. You wanna know why ashley’s in paris. Alan seems to think that this situation with ashley stems from an incident that happened after her fight with you.

Tucker: Please don’t tell me you’re trying to convince her or alan that it was our fight in paris that’s the underlying cause of these issues. Really? Just blame tucker again?

Jack: No, no. This isn’t about tucker mccall for once, or about your little fight. I said it was after the conflict, but you blew right by that.

Tucker: Oh. In that case, I’m sorry. I apologize. Please go on.

Jack: Do you have any clue as to what might have happened after? Anything that might inform this conversation?

Tucker: No, I wish I did. But, I came right back here after the fight and I didn’t see or talk to ashley until much later after she got back. So is the plan that dr. Alan’s taking her back there so she can face the trauma head-on? Sounds reasonable.

Diane: I’m glad you approve.

Tucker: I wish her the best. And I will– I will try not to run into her while I’m there.

Jack: Wait. You’re going to paris as well?

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Diane: Tucker, seriously? You’re going to paris? What is wrong with you?

Tucker: My trip was already booked, diane. Would you like to see my itinerary? It’s a business trip for glissade, which is headquartered there, if you recall.

Jack: Oh, yes, I do recall. A convenient coincidence, isn’t it? God, I’m so sorry I told you anything about ashley’s whereabouts. It’s just the kind of information you would abuse.

Tucker: Don’t you get tired of this? Always playing the blame game with me?

Jack: Oh, I am sick and tired of it. But for what it’s worth, it’s not a game. I have no doubt in my mind you played some role, however minor, in what’s happening to ashley right now. And no, I don’t trust you not to interfere and drag her further back. Stay the hell away from ashley.

Tucker: I intend to, jack. The last thing I would like to do is muddy things for her. If she’s truly serious about dealing with this.

Jack: If?

Tucker: Yeah, her decisions have not exactly been set in stone lately. That’s not a judgment on her, that’s just an observation.

Jack: You don’t get to doubt ashley, or question her judgment. You don’t get to have any questions about anything in her life. You understand that?

Tucker: May I be a concerned observer in that case? And no matter what her diagnosis is, or whatever…

Jack: This is none of your business, do you hear me? And you care to keep this to yourself. The last thing ashley needs right now is her personal life dragged around by outsiders.

Tucker: I haven’t told anyone.

Jack: Good, keep it that way.

Tucker: Of course I told you a while ago, didn’t I? And what did you do? Instead of listening, you just went off on me. Because you’re part of the problem, jack. Yeah, you’re part of the reason she didn’t get the attention she needed when she needed it. Now, I would love nothing more than for her to beat this thing, and go back to being the person she was. Do you?

Jack: Boy, we can’t get that bastard out of our life, can we? If he does anything to jeopardize her recovery…

Diane: You know what, jack? Maybe we should just accept what tucker’s saying.

Jack: What?

Diane: I mean, I– I don’t like him or trust him either, but think about it. What motive does he have for interfering?

Jack: Oh, far be it for me to try to guess at his motivations. All I know is he could do real damage now that ashley has finally agreed to get help. Seeing him on the streets of paris would trigger her immediately.

Summer: Kyle wants to hire my new cousin claire as harrison’s nanny.

Chelsea: Oh, victoria’s daughter.

Summer: Yeah.

Chelsea: Adam mentioned her. Is she qualified? I don’t know much about her.

Summer: Oh, my god, chelsea, it is so ugly. I mean, it’s beyond ugly. It was very dangerous. Basically, claire came to genoa city with a mandate from her crazy aunt to get in good with the newmans.

Chelsea: A mandate?

Summer: Yes. Her aunt, jordan. She’s been out to destroy the entire newman family for years. All because of this slight to her late sister that happened decades ago. So she was using claire, and the two of them poisoned basically my whole family. They tried to kill my dad, my grandparents, my aunt victoria, I mean, claire’s own mother. And if her aunt jordan weren’t dead, she would be trying to finish the job. And all of the newmans have just forgiven her. They’ve welcomed claire back into the family, and now she’s supposed to look after my kid.

Chelsea: Wow. That was a lot that happened in a very short amount of time.

Summer: I know. And the whole thing is like, “poor claire.” That’s what everybody says. She’s jordan’s victim, because she had to deal with all the psychological damage from 20 years of brainwashing. And– and I– I get that. I do. What I don’t understand is how they just trust her suddenly. I– I can’t do that. I’ve been the lone holdout because I have to protect my son.

Chelsea: Yeah. I mean, I’m a firm believer in having caution, especially where our kids are involved. We need to protect them at all costs. I don’t know. I mean, if the newmans of all people have come to accept claire after everything she did, they must trust her. They must see something in her that gives them confidence. Maybe eventually, one day, you’ll be able to see that too.

Kyle: So, are you trying to talk yourself out of a job?

Claire: No, no, no. I’m just saying, look at me. On paper, I shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a kid. Or an adult. Or anyone, really.

Kyle: Well, this isn’t on paper. This is in person. And practically everyone has said you were a good fit as harrison’s nanny.

Claire: Well, that makes me feel really good. But if summer can’t overlook my history, no hard feelings. I get it.

Kyle: Well, don’t worry. Summer wouldn’t have said anything if she wasn’t seriously considering it.

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Kyle: Hmm. Well, I can’t be sure what this means, but summer says she’s on her way over. To talk.

Adam: Hey, something just hit me.

Sally: Something good or something bad?

Adam: Well, potentially something great. But that depends on you.

Sally: Okay. What is it?

Adam: Move in with me.

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Summer: Claire, hey. I didn’t know that you’d be here. Is everything okay with harrison?

Kyle: Yeah, he’s upstairs getting washed up for dinner. I’m happy to report today was a massive success.

Claire: The ferris wheel was a big hit. So were the ducks.

Summer: Good. I’m glad. And, um, actually, I’m glad that you’re here. I was thinking about our conversation in the park and I– I wanted to follow up on that.

Kyle: Have you made a decision about the nanny position?

Summer: Not yet. There were some questions that I wanted to ask.

Claire: I’m ready to answer anything and everything that you wanna know.

Summer: Well, um, okay. Most importantly, what would you do in case of an emergency?

Claire: I would call 911 immediately, depending on the severity of the emergency, and then I would text or call you and kyle.

Summer: Do you have any first aid training?

Claire: I took a course in high school, so I know the basics, including cpr. Do you have any qualifications in childcare, like a certificate or a degree or diploma? Anything like that?

Claire: No, but I’ve been doing extensive research on childcare.

Summer: What have you learned so far?

Claire: So much. I’ve learned that children harrison’s age need to have an established schedule, and I would be responsible for honoring it at all times when I’m with him. I would also need to know his likes and dislikes, things like how much outdoor time is best for him. What kind of after school activities would you do with him?

Claire: First, I would limit his screen time. It’s fine to have a little bit, but there are just so many other things to do for fun. I love art and music, and it seems like he does too, so we would paint or draw or color while listening to music. Maybe we could get a keyboard and figure it out together. You guys would be more than welcome to join the jam sessions.

Summer: Well, you’ve clearly put a lot of thought into this, and you’ve done your homework.

Claire: It’s been really fun for me. But on the flip side, I understand the trauma that harrison has faced. Not just the recent abduction, but my mom filled me in on the whole history with his biological mother and the man he thought was his father. And I can relate to those feelings of abandonment and– and confusion that harrison must have felt.

Summer: Kyle and I have done everything in our power to mitigate the damage from all of those early losses.

Claire: And that is what is so beautiful about your family. You have dealt with every trauma. It’s obvious that he still sees the world as a magical place that he can’t wait to explore. That adorable, caring, and resilient little boy is a testament to your love.

Sharon: Chelsea! Nice to see you! How’s connor? How are you?

Chelsea: Um, honestly, things are a lot rockier than I’d hoped. And right now, I’m not sure how much rockier they’re going to get.

Sally: Wait, you want me to move in with you?

Adam: I want… is it too out of left field? You look shocked.

Sally: No, I’m not shocked. I’m just surprised.

Adam: Even though you’re here most nights?

Sally: I mean, yeah, that’s true.

Adam: And I mean, you have stuff in the bathrooms and extra outfits in the closet, just in case.

Sally: Yeah, I mean, that’s also true.

Adam: And this place, it’s pretty great.

Sally: I’m not arguing any of that. Look, we don’t have to talk about this tonight. I mean, you’re getting ready to go out of town.

Adam: But, I’m not gonna be gone long. You could move in while I’m gone. I mean, take over the closet to your– your heart’s content. Redecorate if you want.

Sally: This is a really big decision, adam.

Adam: I mean, look, I know that you have housekeeping at the club, but you know what they say. There’s no place like home.

Sally: That’s a really loaded word, you know.

Adam: It is. Home means something constant. Something you can count on. It’s a place where you can recharge and be yourself. There’s something to be said about having your own key and your own refrigerator with your own food. Your own bed. I mean, look, I know that it’s a very big step.

Sally: Yeah, it’s a huge step, especially when things are so up in the air for you right now. Adam, please look at me. You don’t have to give me my own closet and my own key to know that you can count on me. You know that, right? I’m not going anywhere.

Adam: Well, maybe I want you to know you can count on me.

Sally: That sounds beautiful. But I am gonna take a moment to think about this. And I really want you to do the same.

Adam: Hmm. Well, take all the time you need. But just know how much this would mean to me. Think of how happy we would be. Let me give you a place to call home. It was one thing when my mom got alzheimer’s,

Sharon: You must be so happy finally getting to see connor again in person.

Chelsea: Happy, yes. But also torn between excitement and absolute terror.

Sharon: Well, there’s nothing to fear in seeing your son.

Chelsea: I know. You know what? I think I’m just– I think I’m just missing billy. You know, he’s my– he’s my touchstone. He keeps me grounded.

Sharon: Well, don’t sell yourself short, okay? I know that you have a wealth of strength and a bottomless reserve of love and compassion for connor. And that’s exactly what he needs right now.

Chelsea: Well, thank you for the kind words, sharon. But I’ve really had to rely on a lot of people to get through this. Adam, actually, being one of them, he’s surprised me through this journey.

Sharon: Yeah. When he lets himself care, I think he has a lot more to offer than even he realizes.

Chelsea: It’s true. And don’t get me wrong. I mean, he certainly has stumbled, but so have I. Overall, though, throughout this whole thing, he’s been really open and caring and compassionate. I’m grateful that I could rely on that.

Sharon: Well, I love that for you. And for him. You know, adam can really rise to the occasion just when you need it the most.

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Summer: Look, I appreciate all the research that you’ve done for harrison’s sake. He really is such a special little boy, and he has experienced a lot of loss. But that joy that he has, the excitement to meet every day, I want, well, I mean, we want to nurture that.

Kyle: And the projects and the music and the rest, we love that.

Claire: Your son is so sweet. And I feel like we’ve bonded after everything we’ve been through. I guess, privately, I was hoping that you would change your mind about me. So, yeah, I did a little bit of research. But also because I feel like this is my career path, working with kids. It feels right.

Kyle: You’ve definitely gotten a good start.

Claire: Well, I wanted to learn as much as I could so that I could get a strong sense of harrison. So I could best serve his needs. And, to be honest, I– I’m envious of how lucky he is to have such loving and supportive parents.

Summer: Okay. We get it. You don’t have to lay it on so thick. It’s fine.

Claire: I must sound so serious. Um, well, I mean every word of it. And I’m not looking for pity here. But I would’ve loved to have grown up with parents who put their child first. Makes the world a different place when you know where you belong and who you belong with.

Audra: I got your message, tucker. How did you find out I was in paris? Are you keeping tabs on me?

Tucker: No, I’m not.

Audra: What part of I’m done with you don’t you understand?

Tucker: If that’s the case, why would you be meeting with personnel at the companies glissade acquired?

Audra: So you are tracking my every move.

Tucker: No, uh, I’m not. Um, what part of all or nothing don’t you understand? You walked away from me. You walked away from everything.

Audra: Okay, just because you think that way doesn’t mean I do. You and I are done. Glissade and I are not.

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Audra: You’re stalking me, tucker, and I’m not gonna stand for it. So you better tell whoever is tailing me to back the hell off.

Tucker: I am not stalking you, I’m not keeping tabs on you. An employee at glissade contacted me to ask me if i would be attending the meeting with ms. Charles. A meeting I had no awareness of and did not approve of.

Audra: I can meet with whomever I wish. You don’t control me.

Tucker: But I do control glissade, audra. So that’s why I canceled that meeting. And then I heard that you were uh, meeting with the companies that glissade acquired, so I canceled those too. Stay away from glissade. It’s you… you walked away from me. And that means you have nothing to do with glissade, okay?

Audra: We’ll see about that.

Summer: Harrison does enjoy spending time with you. And honestly, seeing him so worried about you just hurts my heart. So maybe this is the answer. Maybe if he can see that you’re okay, he can go back to being his normal, adorable self. So, I guess with that and all the research that you’ve done and knowing that kyle is already on board, I would like to offer you the position. On a trial basis.

Harrison: All washed and clean.

Kyle: Ah, good job, buddy.

Harrison: Mom, are you staying for dinner?

Kyle: Well, I have good news. Everything’s all worked out. So are you still okay with claire being your new nanny?

Harrison: Yay!

Jack: Hey there. Did we miss a party or a celebration?

Kyle: Well, summer and I just hired claire as harrison’s new nanny.

Jack: Well, congratulations, claire, and welcome.

Adam: Look, I know that– that it’s too late for me to ask for favors for myself, so I’m not gonna start now. But… please just help my son make it through this and get better. And please help chelsea have the strength to get him there. Okay, what happens to me, I– I probably deserve. But them, just– just look out for them and help them get to the other side of this. They deserve that. And so much more. Please.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Adam asks Sally to move in with him and she tells him she will think about it and give him an answer later.

Adam and Chelsea are nervous about going to Maryland for their first in-person visit since they sent Connor for treatment. Chelsea tells Summer about Connor ‘s OCD and that she has decided to take a leave of absence to concentrate on Connor and his treatment. Chelsea suggests to Summer that Sally fill in for her at Marquetti. Summer doesn’t like the idea but agrees to think about it.

Tucker promises Jack he will stay away from Ashley while he is in Paris on business.

Summer talks to Chelsea about Claire and why she is worried about her being Harrison ‘s nanny. Chelsea thinks Summer should give Claire a chance to prove herself and show she can be trusted. Summer interviews Claire and then decides to give her the nanny job on a provisional basis and Harrison is very happy.

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Adam: Well, it’s got to be a good sign that they’re gonna let us see connor.

Chelsea: After that call we had with him earlier, I wasn’t gonna take no for an answer.

Adam: Well, the doctor did back up connor’s explanation. It was the timing of the call. Thirteens.

Chelsea: Which is our fault, again.

Adam: They’re working on this. Yeah, it’s a small thing, but it’s part of a bigger problem. And we’re just gonna have to roll with it.

Chelsea: I know. I just hate this. It doesn’t seem like we’re making things easier for him. It seems we’re making things harder.

Adam: Well, let’s just hang on to the fact that we’re gonna get to see him in person. You know, think about that hug you’re gonna be able to give him.

Chelsea: The biggest.

Nick: Hey, I’m glad I ran into you. Did you have that call with connor? How’d it go?

Adam: Oh, we did. It was– it was really great to see his face.

Chelsea: Yeah. The doctors say he’s progressing.

Nick: Okay, um, I know you both better than that. How’s he really doing?

[ Door closes ]

Jack: Hey, it’s such a beautiful day outside. Traci and I decided to go for a stroll. Maybe you and alan could…

Traci: Where is alan?

Ashley: I asked him to leave.

Traci: Why?

Ashley: Because I can only handle so much at one time. I mean, my head is absolutely spinning.

Traci: Okay, well, we can reach out to him later. I’m sure he understands.

Ashley: I need more than a few minutes. I don’t know what I need.

Jack: Okay, well, look, just take all the time you need. Maybe we can help you think things through.

Ashley: Oh, my god. It’s a lot to process. I mean, did he… did alan tell you what his opinion is of what’s going on?

Jack: You mean about what you’re dealing with?

Ashley: You can say it. He thinks it’s, uh, dissociative identity disorder. Multiple personalities.

Jack: Well, that’s just a theory right now. He wants to do a full medical workup.

Ashley: I know, but jack, have I really had entire conversations that I simply don’t remember, where I was a completely different person?

Traci: That’s kind of difficult for us to answer, ashley. You know, it’s been confusing for us, too.

Ashley: Okay, so you actually sent for alan to come here for me. And wasn’t I supposed to see a therapist that sharon…

Jack: Yes, and you agreed to both.

Traci: But at the last minute, you seemed to change your mind.

Ashley: Do you really think I’m this unbalanced? I mean, really, do you really think I need to commit myself?

Victor: What are you doing here?

Jordan: Saving me from you. You monster.

Victor: Over, my dead body.

Jordan: Oh-ho-ho-ho. Don’t you listen to him, okay? You’re good, you’re decent, you’re good and–

Victor: Shut up. Stop talking.

Jordan: No, no, no. You don’t listen to him, okay? Because he has a worse plan for me, and if so, my blood will be on your hands. Anthony: This making you uncomfortable?

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Victor: What are you doing here?

Michael: As your lawyer and friend, I couldn’t stand by and let this happen, victor.

Victor: As my lawyer and friend, you went behind my back.

Cole: Okay, don’t blame michael. Right this is all on me, victor. You know I was suspicious. I just put the pieces of the puzzle together. Then I just debated on what the hell to do.

Victor: Who have you told?

Cole: I’ve not told anyone but michael. And I didn’t say a word to victoria, I didn’t wanna implicate her.

Michael: He called me for advice.

Cole: He’s been telling me not to do anything behind your back.

Michael: That’s not true. Cole is trying to protect me. I’m as much a part of what was about to happen as he is.

Victor: Is that why you tried to lure me and nikki away for lunch? Huh?

Jordan: They’re my angels of mercy. They’re gonna get me the hell out of here.

Victor: Shut up! Two of you follow me upstairs.

Traci: Having yourself committed is not at all how we would describe this. If you’re asking, do we think you need to get help? I know my answer is yes. You trusted me enough to confide in me about your blackouts is reason enough to get some kind of treatment.

Jack: We’ve all seen personality shifts big enough we can’t ignore them. And frankly, they’re dangerous.

Traci: Yeah. I think both of us would be so much less terrified about your safety if you were supervised around the clock with a team of doctors who can help you–

Ashley: I’m not going there. I’m telling you right now, I’m not going to fairview.

Jack: No, no, no, no, no, we agree. That would do more harm than good.

Traci: Ashley, there are wonderful facilities. We’ll find you the very best care.

Ashley: I don’t know.

Jack: Look, I know you feel you need time to think about this. I think waiting would be a mistake.

Ashley: Alan said the same thing. He offered to help me.

Traci: How?

Ashley: He thinks that i suffered some kind of a trauma after the argument I had with tucker in paris. And he said that I need to figure out what that is before I can get treatment. Did he tell you that too?

Traci: He did.

Jack: So what do you think about that?

Ashley: I’m so sorry.

Traci: Sorry about what?

Ashley: I’ve put you both through such hell, haven’t I? If you think I should go, I’ll go.

Chelsea: To be honest, the call was hard. Connor got very upset because we called a couple of minutes early. It set him off.

Adam: Well, it set his ocd off.

Chelsea: Right, right, it’s the ocd, it’s not him. At least that’s what the doctors keep telling us. But it’s hard, ’cause it certainly feels like connor in those moments. Just feels like we’re failing him over and over.

Nick: Yeah, I hate hearing that. It’s gotta be so rough not being able to see him in person.

Chelsea: Yeah, that’s why it makes it all the more upsetting when a call like that falls apart.

Adam: But we knew that there was gonna be ups and downs going into this, you know, two steps forward, one step back.

Nick: Um, did they give you any idea when you might be able to visit with him?

Chelsea: We’re actually just talking about that. They’re ready for us to come for an in-person family therapy session. It’ll be the first time we see him since he’s gotten there.

Adam: Mm-hmm.

Nick: Well, that sounds promising.

Adam: Yeah, I was gonna clear the trip with you and dad first.

Nick: Adam, stop, you don’t have to do that, all right? Of course, you need to go, and dad will insist that you go as well. Remember, it’s family before business, always.

Victor: This is my plan. Neither of you have the right to interfere, is that clear?

Michael: I beg to differ. We can’t unsee what you’re doing.

Cole: We’d be accomplices to a crime.

Victor: What crime? What crime?

Michael: I can name a few. Kidnapping, illegal imprisonment, intent to cause harm, all felonies, with hefty sentences.

Victor: Enough! This is my plan. She’s done enormous damage to my family. That’s why I want that woman to rot in hell. Now, I would like you to leave the premises, not speak of this again, ever.

Cole: Sorry, victor. Not gonna happen.

Michael: We’re not going anywhere.

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Victor: Do I need to remind either of you of the damage that woman has done to my family? She almost killed the love of my life, for heaven’s sake.

Michael: We’re well aware of that, and the court will be too.

Cole: Vic, she’s gonna spend the rest of her life in prison.

Victor: I can’t take that risk. What if she escapes again? Visits even greater harm on our family.

Michael: Victor, what’s your plan? To keep her locked up forever? To let her starve to death?

Victor: So what? She deserves it, after what she has done to us. Almost killed nikki. Almost killed your daughter.

Cole: I’m not gonna lie to you.

Victor: What?

Cole: I thought about leaving her down there.

Victor: Yes. Just forgetting that I ever even seen her in that cage that you set her up in. But I can’t do it, victor. I’m not gonna become her. I’m not gonna stoop down to her level because it’s wrong. And somebody else is gonna figure this out, by the way. Your staff is gonna be on to this, and so is nikki and victoria.

Victor: I have an alarm set, which went off because you went down there.

Michael: Victor, listen to your logic here.

Victor: Stop that nonsense! There is no logic or argument for you to make. That woman has to rot in that dungeon.

Michael: Victor, you do–

Victor: Wait a minute. What about the prison inmates? What about all the prison guards? People who died as a consequence to when she set fire to that damn prison. No one does that kind of damage to my family. No one! Let her rot in hell! She’s exactly in the place where she belongs.

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Jordan: I was so close. I was so close. I was so close. I was so close. So close to my– to my freedom. My freedom. And away from this damn slow death! Oh, it’s all– it’s all slipping away it’s all slipping away again.

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Tucker: Hi, audra. Um, so, it would appear you decided to go on our paris trip after all. I just wanted to give you a heads up that it might’ve been a waste of a plane ticket unless you have some shopping to do. Uh, that– that meeting you scheduled without my knowledge, I canceled that. And, if you schedule another, I’m gonna cancel that too.

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Traci: Well, ashley, I know it must be really terrifying to think about going back to paris. The place where probably all of this started.

Jack: We trust alan. And if you’re in his company, well, he can get you to the source of all of this.

Ashley: Stop listening to them. Listen to me. Yeah, honey. Those two don’t know what they’re talking about. Where am I? What is this place? Who are you? Oh, now, honey, I know it’s a lot to take in. You need to think of it like this. We don’t have time for some long, boring diagnosis. I wasn’t gonna get all clinical. And as I was saying, there are so many parts to the human mind. And you are a flower and we are your petals. Or perhaps you are the onion and we are the many layers. And we don’t have time for poetry and stupid metaphors either. You are the voices that have been tormenting me for months. Well, now, she is actually more of the tormentor. I’m the fun one. If only you could remember when we were at that piano bar. Now, that was a good time. That was when you almost blew our cover for the umpteenth time. At least I didn’t try to murder anyone. I don’t remember any of this. But you’re the ones that caused my blackouts. Nice job, you stupid idiot. You’re freaking her out. Now, sweetie pie, just take it easy, okay? We are here to help you, aren’t we? Absolutely. You are our number one priority, which is why you can’t be in control right now. And you absolutely cannot go to paris with alan. When anyone in this house wears white,

Adam: So we will let connor’s doctors know that we’re ready to try again for an in-person visit.

Nick: I know connor really appreciates that you’re there for him. It may not always seem like that, but I promise you on some level, he knows you’re both fighting for him.

Adam: Well, thank you for saying that.

Nick: And if there’s anything I can do for connor, do not hesitate to ask.

Adam: I wish there were, but we’re gonna have to put our faith in the doctors right now. Are you okay? ‘Cause I should go find sally and tell her the plan?

Chelsea: Go, I have to check in on mark anyway.

Adam: Okay. Thank you.

Nick: Yeah.

Nick: Well, you don’t have to try and hold it together for me. How are you really doing?

Chelsea: Not great.

Michael: Victor, I know you. I know the way your mind works, what drives you and what keeps you up at night. And I know as furious and as repulsed as you are by jordan, you are not a killer. It will haunt you if you let that woman die out there.

Victor: I will be the judge of what haunts me.

Michael: It doesn’t work that way. We don’t get to choose in advance. We both know that more than anyone else.

Cole: You put her through hell for weeks, victor. Can’t that be enough?

Michael: She’s a shadow of her former self from what I could see. And don’t you wanna be free of the burden of having to keep her prisoner down there? Think of the price you’d have to pay if she was discovered. You’d have to spend the rest of your life in prison.

Victor: The only way that will happen is if one of you goes to the authorities. Is that what you’re planning to do?

Cole: No, no, of course, of course not.

Michael: No, we’re trying to help you, to protect you.

Cole: We’re trying to protect you the way that you’ve always protected everyone else.

Victor: What’s your plan?

Michael: Jordan is a prison escapee, an arsonist. The system will be prepared to contain her at all costs. She’s tipped her hand. They know all her tricks, all her scams.

Cole: The woman I saw in that cage isn’t capable of any new scams.

Michael: Agreed, agreed, but if something were to change, we’re talking about a facility with the tightest security possible. The kind of place that no one gets out of, ever.

Victor: What if that woman squeals? She goes to the authorities and tells them I kept her in a damn dungeon. What then?

Michael: She is a psychopath and she can claim what she wants.

>>Cole: Who’s gonna believe her, right? Let her rant and rave.

Michael: They think she’s just trying to get a lenient sentence, but it won’t change the judge’s mind about what she’s done.

Michael: There’s one more thing we need to do.

Victor: What?

Michael: Just in case. Destroy the dungeon and the cell. Bury all evidence.

Ashley: Jack and traci are right. Something is so very, very wrong with me. Oh now, honey, please don’t fret. This is what we do. We are here to protect you. Yes, because clearly this is way too much for you. What you need to do is just sit back and take a nice long nap. And let me take charge. Well, actually, I should take charge. I have a much better chance of getting us out of this situation, especially if alan is involved, because you see, he has a thing for me. The point is you need to stop fighting me and let me take it from here, okay? How am I fighting you? I had everything under control until that stupid tucker woke you up from your nice, deep sleep. Are you talking about the lounge earlier? Why– why was I there? Why were you there? Well, I was trying to take care of you like I’m trying to take care of you now. But you keep resisting me. Now stop it and let me take over. Okay, now you just cool your jets, miss meany. Sweetheart, she’s telling you the truth, though. You don’t wanna go to paris. It won’t be good what you find there. You could make things a lot worse. What am I gonna find in paris? What do you mean?

Traci: Oh my god, jack, what’s happening to her? Ashley, ashley, can you hear me? Ashley? Are you all right?

Jack: What happened just now?

Ashley: I went to this incredibly strange place.

Jack: What place?

Ashley: I’m falling apart. I’m breaking apart.

Traci: No, no, it’s okay, it’s okay. We’re here, you’re with us, you’re safe.

Ashley: I’m telling you right now, alan’s right. I have to go to paris. The answers are there. I know it. Before my doctor and I chose breztri

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Chelsea: I thought I’d be tougher. I thought I’d be more resilient, you know, considering everything I’ve been through, all of my own mental health issues, all the therapy. When this all started, I thought that I was gonna be a rock for connor because I’ve been there. I know what he’s going through, but truthfully, nick, I am running on fumes here.

Nick: Has it ever occurred to you that this is so hard because you know what it’s like? You know, you’re feeling your feelings and connor’S. Chelsea, you gotta let yourself off the hook for that. Don’t try and take that on. This may not be easy to accept, but you gotta let connor work through his own feelings. That’s what’s gonna get him stronger.

Chelsea: Yeah. But to watch my kids suffer and do nothing.

Nick: It’s almost impossible, I know.

Chelsea: Yeah. Oh, anyway, sorry. Thank you for letting me, uh, crumble a little bit. It’s been hard ’cause billy’s been away.

Nick: Where’s billy?

Chelsea: Oh, he’s just– he’s away on business meeting some chancellor-winters executives.

Nick: Don’t like hearing that. This is a lot to take on by yourself.

Chelsea: Well, you know what? I actually haven’t been by myself. Believe it or not, adam’s been pretty great.

Nick: Yeah, I was surprised to hear him talk about the process. Like it’s two steps forward, one step back.

Chelsea: I know, right? Don’t get me wrong. In the beginning, he was very adam. He, uh, fought the diagnosis. He threatened to yank connor out of the school, then threatened to yank connor out of the treatment program. Didn’t trust any of the doctors. But then, you know, he, um, he did a bunch of his own research and he came around. Believe it or not, he’s been the more stable parent.

Nick: I didn’t think I’d see the day anyone called adam the stable one.

Sally: How’d it go with your call?

Adam: Not great. But the upside is, the doctors want chelsea and I to come for an in-person family therapy session. So, we are gonna leave first thing in the morning.

Sally: How long will you be gone?

Adam: They suggested a week or two. You know, give or take.

Sally: Well, that sounds like a very important step. I really wanna get connor a present. Just something that shows him that I’m thinking about him. Maybe that card game that we always play. And you should bring him that soccer jersey that he loves. I saw that he left it at your place. I really think it would bring him a lot of comfort.

Adam: You know, you’ve been really great through all this. And you’ve been so patient.

Sally: Of course. You know I love connor.

Adam: And I love you. So, I need you to stop putting on a brave face ’cause I can tell something’s wrong. Something’s bugging you. And before you say anything about being a burden, will you just let me in?

Jack: You sure you’re feeling strong enough for a trip like this, chasing down what happened?

Ashley: I’m gonna do whatever I have to do to make these voices get out of my head. And if alan says I need to go to paris, then I’m going.

Traci: Okay, good. Good. I– I– I’m so glad that you feel strong enough to get to the bottom of this. And alan’s gonna help you every step of the way. But ashley, I’m going with you to paris. And I’m not gonna take no for an answer.

Ashley: I’m not gonna fight you on that.

Traci: Oh, good. Oh, good, because I’m not gonna interfere with alan. And whatever process he feels will make you better. But I’m gonna be there for you to give you the love and the support that you need.

Ashley: Thank you. Would you mind packing for me, please? And could you call and get the jet ready?

Traci: Of course, but where you going?

Ashley: I’m gonna go see alan.

Jack: Hold on, wouldn’t it be easier just to call him?

Ashley: I need to see him in person. I need to tell him what I experienced while it’s still fresh in my mind and let him know that I’m gonna take his advice. I promise you, my word of honor, I will do whatever I have to do to get better. I’ll see you soon.

Cole: You feel betrayed.

Victor: Yeah.

Cole: I understand. But we felt like this was the only way, victor. I mean, I swear, we only have the family’s best interest at heart.

Michael: What would happen if nikki were to stumble upon that secret panel, like cole did? What would happen to her sobriety if she were to find out that jordan was living in her basement?

Cole: Nobody wants to see you go to prison. My aunt is ruthless. If she somehow or another got the upper hand, if you slipped going down the stairs or she figured out a way to jimmy that lock, things could go wrong.

Michael: Unpredictable things. Things that would put everyone on the ranch in danger. In our plan, the only person who suffers is jordan.

Victor: So what’s your suggestion?

Cole: You be the hero. Just say your men found jordan washed up on the riverbank, barely alive.

Michael: You be the one to bring her in. Justice prevails because of victor newman.


Alan: Yes, I will call you as soon as she arrives, all right?

[ Knock on door ]

Alan: Oh, hold on. That may be her. Oh, come on in.

Ashley: Thanks.

Alan: Um, she’s here. Yes, will do.

Ashley: My brother?

Alan: Uh, your sister. They’re worried about you. Wondering if you’d disappear or wouldn’t show up where you said you would. I wish you’d called me. I would’ve come right over.

Ashley: You’re right. I’m losing my damn mind.

[ Cell phone chimes ]

Tucker: Hey, jean-jacques. Yeah, I’m sorry I had to cancel your meeting with audra, but she is to have no further contact with anyone at glissade, okay? Hold on, wait a minute. She’s meeting with the companies glissade acquired? How many do you know about? Uh, no, no, I’ll– I’ll take it from here. Um, yeah, I’ll… thank you. I’m gonna call you later.

Chelsea: Oh, oh, no.

Nick: Everything all right?

Chelsea: I completely missed a meeting with your daughter, also known as my boss.

Nick: Summer will certainly understand given the circumstances.

Chelsea: You know, adam’s really lucky you cover for him. I’ve been trying to focus at work, but it’s difficult. I’ve been really, really trying, but between you and me, my team has basically been on their own. I feel guilty.

Nick: Just take a leave of absence, chels. I mean, summer is a mother. She will absolutely understand.

Chelsea: No, I’d be letting too many people down. I thought about it, but I can’T. We’re finalizing our winter line. And my team is amazing, but I’m the only senior designer.

Nick: Okay, first, you gotta stop thinking that you’re letting anyone down. There’s gotta be a solution.

Chelsea: I can’t think of one.

Nick: There’s gotta be someone who could step in and help you finish the line.

[ Sally sighing ]

Sally: I’ve just been in a little bit of a funk about work, really. It’s nothing to worry about.

Adam: Okay. Well, if I promise not to worry, will you at least talk to me about it? ‘Cause it would make me feel a hell of a lot better to support you in a fraction of the way that you’ve let me lean on you.

Sally: Well, if you must know, I feel lost.

Adam: I knew it. I’ve been too distant lately.

Sally: No, no, no, no. This has absolutely nothing to do with you or us. We’re great. This is about my career. I’ve never been so unsure about my future.

Adam: Look, I know that I– I dropped the ball with victor about pushing your design company, okay? And I can pick that up with him again when I get back in town.

Sally: That’s the thing. I realized I don’t want you to. I think moving into interior design was a mistake. That may be the reason that my business hasn’t been a success is because my heart isn’t fully in it. I tried to convince myself that designing offices is the same as designing clothes, but I miss fashion. It’s in my dna.

Adam: So go back to it.

Sally: I’m just afraid that it’s too late. No, I mean, I’ve had my moment, a few of them, actually, and the business is fickle, memories are short. I could go to try and launch a line again and people are like, sally, who?

Adam: Okay, come on. I’m not gonna let you think like that. It is never too late to start over. Okay, and when I get back in town, I’m gonna do everything I can to help you do that.

Sally: Hearing you say it almost makes me believe that I can.

Jordan: My judge and jury. So, what’s the verdict? What are you gonna do with me?

Victor: Those two here will have me deliver you into the care of prison guards or the doctors of the loony bin.

Jordan: Is this some new trick, victor? You want me to believe this? No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, you– you want me to die a slow and miserable death right in front of you?

Victor: You are an evil woman. You have done extraordinary damage to my family. Perhaps the story that i concocted, that you went onto that bridge whilst fleeing from my security guard, you slipped and plunged into waters 100 feet below. Maybe we make that story a reality. How’s that?

Jordan: Okay. I can’t play your game. You’ve won. You’ve won, you’re right. Done. Do with me what you will. Just put me out of my misery.

Victor: Not yet. With chewy, it’s never been easier

Adam: All right, the newman jet is all locked in. Are you, uh, good to go for first thing in the morning? Clear it with work?

Chelsea: I didn’t clear it with work yet, but I will. You know, I just had the most interesting conversation with nick. He suggested I take a leave of absence, step away from marchetti for a bit so I can focus on connor, not be pulled in a million directions.

Adam: I mean, that’s– that’s not a terrible idea.

Chelsea: Well, I’m sure nick would let you do the same.

Adam: No, I know he would, but working at newman is one of the few things that provides a welcome distraction. But then again, nick can step in for me at a moment’s notice. You don’t have the same luxury.

Chelsea: Yeah, my creative work certainly taps a different part of my brain, but I can’t access that when my heart is a thousand miles away with connor.

Adam: Okay, so do it.

Chelsea: I can’t, adam. I don’t have anyone to cover me. I’m not gonna leave summer in the lurch.

Adam: Look, I hope that this doesn’t sound too opportunistic, but I was just having a conversation and it might help both of you.

Chelsea: Okay, if you have an idea, go on.

Adam: Would you consider letting sally step in?

Alan: Why don’t we just take a breath, okay?

Ashley: So did traci tell you what happened?

Alan: Why don’t you tell me?

Ashley: Okay. Um, I’m talking to jack and traci and then I– I– I get kind of lightheaded and I– i guess I blacked out, which is what apparently I’ve been doing. And then I– I’m in this room and it’s all white, very bright white light and I’m there, but there’s two others of me, but we’re different. One is a– a bitch and the other one has like a southern accent and they’re fighting over me. They’re arguing over me.

Alan: What were they saying?

Ashley: They were saying that I should absolutely not go to paris with you and that I should let them take over. Is this what you meant? Is this what you were trying to explain to me?

Alan: I believe so, yeah. These personalities, alters, call them, they think they’re doing the right thing, ashley. They think they’re protecting you, but the fact that they exist at all means that there is something terribly wrong.

Ashley: Well, what are they protecting me from?

Alan: Well, that’s what we need to find out. I think you should go to paris with me as soon as possible.

Tucker: Yeah, hi, hayley. Uh, I need you to book me on the next flight to paris. Absolutely, tonight.

[ Jordan groaning ]

[ Jordan sobbing ]

Jordan: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, I will not die like this. I will not die like this. Not at your hands, victor, no. No, I will not. Help me, help me, help. Oh.

Cole: Just don’t fight.

Jordan: Please, please have mercy, please. Please, please.

[ Jordan panting ]

[ Jordan crying ]

Cole: Okay, put her back, put her back.

Victor: This is victor newman. We found that jordan woman who escaped from prison twice and who terrorized my family and almost killed my wife. We found her on the banks of the galewood river. Yes, that woman. She’s alive, we’ll bring her to you.

Cole: You’re doing the right thing.

Victor: No, cole, you and michael betrayed me. And that I will not easily forget. Thththe itch and rash of moderate to severe eczema <

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GH Short Recap Friday, May 24, 2024

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Cody tells Tracy that Gregory died in his sleep and she tells Cody that he is a lot like Gregory. Tracy talks to Stella and shares her grief about Gregory and she tells Stella that Gregory changed her for the better and that is why she doesn’t want to let him down because he was a good man.

Tracy tells Stella that she wants to take care of Gregory’s medical bills without the family knowing she took care of the bills for them.

Elizabeth tells Portia that Finn had a momentary slip and has been drinking ever since he found Gregory’s dead body. Elizabeth asks Portia to keep it a secret because she is sure he will get back on track again. Portia promises to keep Elizabeth’s secret about Finn’s drinking.

Chase and Finn share memories of Gregory and share how much they will miss him. Finn tells Chase to get rid of the vodka bottle and later Finn decides to go to a meeting.

Fergus Byrne tells the court that Alexis is responsible for the death of both his brothers and she shouldn’t practice law because she likes to manipulate the law when it suits her. Alexis tells the court that she was disbarred because of a vendetta and she deserves to practice law again. The court tells Alexis they will notify her of their decision in thirty days.

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Y&R Transcript Friday, May 24, 2024

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Nick: So, tell us, how are you doing?

Summer: Um, I’m doing better. My stress levels are to a point where I’m not jumping every time a phone rings, so.

Phyllis: Harrison is still having nightmares?

Summer: Not as often. He’ll have really good days, and then, all of a sudden, he has to be as close to me as physically possible, all because that psycho told him that we didn’t want him anymore.

Nick: And then he settles down?

Summer: Yeah, the therapist says it’s a process, but we’re– we’re good, you know? We’re– we’re doing okay.

Phyllis: What’s wrong?

Summer: I just told you, I’m fine.

Nick: Yeah, but we can tell something’s wrong.

Summer: I don’t wanna talk about it, okay? How are you two?

Phyllis: Is it claire?

Summer: Mom–

Nick: If something’s bothering you, please just tell us about it. Has claire been coming around again?

Summer: No. She’s kept her promise to stay away from harrison. Not that it’s really mattered.

Nick: What does that mean?

Summer: ‘Cause harrison keeps on asking about her, okay? He’s worried sick about her. It’s what all of his nightmares are about. And it just– it breaks my heart. I hate it. She has this power to upset my little boy, even though she’s not even around. I just wish that I could wave a magic wand and make her disappear forever.

Claire: Nikki looked so happy to be home, didn’t she?

Victoria: She really did. You know, when I picture my mom, I picture her strong and confident. It’s so nice to see her back to her normal self. I know it’s gonna be one day at a time when it comes to the alcohol, but I just get this sense of strength coming from her that I haven’t felt since jordan slithered her way into our lives.

Claire: Yeah.

Victoria: I didn’t say that because I want you to feel responsible for any of it, because you’re not.

Claire: I know. But… sometimes I can’t help feel it.

Victoria: We all survived. And we’re gonna live happy and successful lives while jordan rots in hell. Look, here’s another way to look at it. If it weren’t for jordan, we would– we would have never found you. In my mind, that’s a pretty fair exchange and I know your grandmother agrees.

[ Knocking at door ]

Cole: Hey.

Victoria: Hi.

Cole: Hey. Sorry to bail right after lunch like that.

Victoria: No, yeah.

Cole: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: Okay, it was a little sudden, but did you handle the business that you needed to take care of?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah, I– I think so.

[ Cell phone pings ]

Michael: Oh, welcome home, nikki. You look wonderful!

Nikki: Oh, thank you, michael. For the first time in a long time, I can honestly say that I feel the same way.

Michael: I’m happy to hear that. And lauren will be, too.

Nikki: Now, I still have a lot more work to do, but while I’m an outpatient, I will have daily mandatory meetings. I am going to do it right this time.

Victor: I am sure you will.

Nikki: And I cannot thank lauren enough for stepping in for me at newman media. She is a wonderful friend, and I owe her a long, expensive lunch.

Michael: Now that sounds like a great idea. How about now?

Nikki: Now?

Michael: I’m sure lauren can slip away from work for an early repast. And what better way to celebrate this new chapter than the four of us getting together? What do you think, victor?

Kyle: No, harrison, I– I don’t know why chickens can’t fly.

Harrison: They’re birds, aren’t they?

Kyle: Yeah… I mean, I guess. No? I– of course, they are.

Harrison: Then why can’t they?

Kyle: Well, they sort of do. They kind of hop around, then they, you know, get up in the air for a little while, just like this.

[ Both laughing ] Okay. Let’s go get some ice cream.

Harrison: Sure.

Kyle: Yeah. Hey. Hey, what is it? What’s wrong?

Harrison: It’s her. The witch is back.

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Nick: Look, I understand how you feel. Your child is hurting, and it’s easy to blame claire because claire is the reason that jordan came into our lives. But you do know that claire doesn’t want harrison to suffer, right?

Summer: I guess. I don’t know if what she wants actually matters, though, ’cause either way, she was a part of something horrific that happened to my family. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to not wanna see her.

Nick: I get that. I do.

Summer: But you’re ready to argue with me about it anyway.

Nick: I just know that harrison really likes claire, and claire certainly cares about harrison. Maybe they should spend some time together once in a while.

Summer: So you think that claire should be harrison’s nanny?

Nick: It doesn’t even need to go that far, summer. It could be something as simple as just letting harrison see that claire is safe and secure, and that he is, too.

Summer: He has seen her. He’s seen her.

Nick: Maybe it needs to be more than that. If they saw each other regularly, if they fell into a nice routine, it might make harrison feel more confident and cool with everything.

Summer: You sound exactly like kyle.

Nick: I don’t mean to–

Summer: What am i supposed to do? Ignore my own feelings about this? ‘Cause, why? Claire is somehow entitled to a job with someone else’s child? Is that the answer? Is it? Is that everybody’s answer except for mine?

Phyllis: Can I say something?

Nick: Please do. I really feel like I’m screwing this up.

Phyllis: No. Um… hey, summer. Listen to me. This is not our call. Not your dad’s, not mine. Certainly not the newmans’ call. It’s yours. If you’re not ready or willing to trust claire with harrison, you shouldn’t be pressured to do so. Not by kyle, not by anyone.

Kyle: You see?

Harrison: It looked like her.

Kyle: Well, but it wasn’T. The witch is gone. She’s never coming back, and she’s never gonna be able to hurt you agaiN.

Harrison: You promise?

Kyle: Absolutely.

Harrison: Then what about claire? Can she hurt her again?

Kyle: Okay, harrison. Listen to me. What you and claire went through, it was really scary. I know you’re still worried about it. But I promise you, your mom and I will never let anything like that happen to you again. The woman who did this, she was– she was sick in her mind. But she’s gone now, and she’s never coming back. Okay?

Harrison: Okay.

Kyle: All right. Let’s go get that ice cream.

Harrison: Dad?

Kyle: Hm?

Harrison: Why doesn’t mommy like claire?

Claire: More business?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah, I’m afraid so.

Victoria: What is it? Is your publisher hounding you for your next masterpiece?

Cole: No, no, no. There’s no pressure on that front. My deadline is miles away.

Claire: You’re not being completely honest with us, are you? You keep dancing around it, but it’s getting harder to pretend that that’s not what you’re doing for all of us.

Cole: Wha– what do you think that I’m not telling you?

Claire: Oxford wants you back. Is that it?

Cole: Claire, listen–

Claire: No, look, I know you said that it’s not an issue, but it’s your job, it’s your career, and they’re gonna need you back eventually. I’m gonna be completely honest, maybe a little bit selfish. I don’t want you to go. I just found you and I hate the thought of losing you so soon.

Victoria: I would hate that too.

Victor: Well, I mean, nikki just got home, so I think she needs some time to settle in, right?

Michael: Oh, of course, of course. No pressure at all. I just know that lauren would love to see you looking so well.

Nikki: Aw, and I can’t wait to see her either. To tell you the truth, I am starving.

Victor: Baby, are you sure?

Nikki: I’m tired of living under this dark cloud. I don’t wanna miss any more moments with the people I care about.

Victor: Well, then let’s do it.

Michael: Great, great, great. I will call lauren and make a reservation.

Victor: Good.

Michael: Oh, gosh! Victor, I almost forgot. I’m sorry. Uh, I know you want me to sign off on those german contracts.

Victor: Yeah, they were due today.

Michael: They’re 98% finished. I just need to make one more pass.

Victor: You’ve got to send it now, all right?

Michael: I– I am sorry. It slipped through the cracks. I will get right on it. It shouldn’t take me too long and I’ll meet you at society.

Victor: See you there. All right.

Michael: All right.

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Cole: All right, okay. So. Let me make this clear. England is not on my radar right now, okay? You have my word on that.

Claire: Good. Thank you. I feel better.

Cole: And I have no intentions of leaving you guys anytime soon.

Victoria: So, what was that call about, then?

Cole: Uh, it was, well, extending my sabbatical.

Victoria: For how long?

Cole: Right now, it’s open-ended.

Claire: Won’t oxford need you back before the next semester?

Cole: Yeah, well, we’re– we’re just working out all of the details and– but, you know, it’s all gonna be just fine.

Victoria: Are you okay?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. Why– why would you ask that?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, you seemed a little preoccupied at lunch. You seem a little bit jumpy right now.

Cole: Uh, well, I’m sorry. Uh, I got a lot on my mind right now, but don’t worry, it’s nothing that’s, you know, that’s gonna affect anyone or anything, so, we’re good.

Victoria: You don’t still suspect that my father had something to do with jordan’s death, do you?

Cole: No, I don’T. No. What would be the point, anyway? I mean, if jordan is really gone, I mean, why does it matter?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: I couldn’t agree more.

Claire: You said “if” jordan’s gone.

Cole: Did I?

Claire: Does that mean that you think she might not be, that she could still be out there somewhere?

Cole: Claire, claire, no. Absolutely not. I don’t believe that jordan is out there ready to come after you or anybody else ever again. And, you know, if what victor did or didn’t do has something to do with that, then I’m just gonna make it my business to let him handle it himself. I think what you should do is just– actually, I think what we all should do is just take a deep breath and count our blessings.

Victoria: You know what? I think your father’s right. I do. I mean, we’re safe now. We’ve been given a gift. So, I think we just need to stop looking over our shoulders and start living again.

Kyle: Why do you think mommy doesn’t like claire?

Harrison: I can just tell.

Kyle: How so?

Harrison: She’s not as nice. Maybe she thinks I like claire more than her.

Kyle: No, I’m sure she doesn’t think that.

Harrison: Claire’s my friend, but I love mommy.

Kyle: Well, mommy knows that. You see, while you were away, mommy was really worried. It’s just taking her a little time not to be worried anymore.

Harrison: But claire didn’t scare me. The witch did.

Kyle: No, I know that. And mommy does too. We just need to give mommy a little extra time, okay? All right.

Harrison: Can claire come be with us here?

Kyle: Oh, I don’t know. She might be busy.

Harrison: Well, we should call her. ‘Cause there’s a ferris wheel at the carnival, and it’ll go away tomorrow and she probably hasn’t seen it yet, and it might make her feel better to ride it if she’s not doing okay.

[ Kyle chuckles ]

Kyle: I’ll see what I can do.

Nick: Summer, of course, hiring a nanny, completely your call.

Summer: And kyle’S. Look, I’m not trying to leave him out of it. I just think that we should agree.

Nick: 100%. When it comes to who your child hangs out with, a parent’s comfort level is everything.

Summer: But you still think I’m wrong about claire, don’t you?

Nick: I did not say that.

Summer: Dad, I know you. You’re not just gonna drop this. You think I’m being unfair to her.

Nick: Okay. Um, I don’t think this has anything to do with claire at all. I think this is about you.

Summer: Me?

Nick: Yep. You want my theory?

Phyllis: You’re gonna hear his theory whether you want it or not.

Nick: It is simply an observation.

Summer: I’m listening.

Nick: I think you’re taking out all this built-up anger and rage on claire because you can’t take it out on the real villain here, which is jordan.

[ Michael sighs ]

Claire: Let’s talk about my riding lesson.

Victoria: Okay.

Claire: I’m terrified.

Victoria: Come on, claire! You’re gonna be fine. I mean, we are putting you on midnight blue, who is the safest and the kindest horse in all of the stables. And your father is an excellent teacher.

Claire: Did he teach you?

Cole: [ Chuckles ] Well, your mother was already a very accomplished rider when I met her. She certainly didn’t need any lessons in that area.

Victoria: Well, I think that that’s your father’s kind way of saying that I was an accomplished rider, but I had some insecurities in other areas.

Claire: Look at you all these years later.

Victoria: Yeah.

Claire: Well, I was wondering, if it’s not too much trouble, if both of my expert equestrian parents wanted to give me my lesson now.

Victoria: Uh, yeah, sure. We could do that. Can we?

Cole: Yes, absolutely. That sounds great. Yeah.

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Cole: I– uh, I’m gonna have to postpone this riding lesson for an hour or two.

Victoria: Oh? What’s going on?

Cole: Uh, I just– something I have to take care of.

Victoria: Really? Is it that urgent?

Cole: I wanna get it off my plate. So, uh, why don’t you two go on down to the stables and get to know midnight blue a little better, and then I’ll see you there.

Victoria: Uh, well, is there an eta?

Cole: Uh, just whenever I get done. I– I really don’t know right now.

[ Victoria scoffs ] What?

Victoria: I just– you really are the man of mystery today, cole.

Cole: Well, it’s– it’s really no big deal. I just need, uh, to fill out some forms for the sabbatical. But I promise I’m gonna be down there just as soon as I can.

Claire: Okay. I’ll cut you some slack on the lesson, but only because you’re going to all this trouble to stay here, and that makes me happy.

Cole: This is as much for me as it is for you. So… tell you what, just– you’re going down to the stables, and I’m gonna get there before you know it, okay?

Claire: Do you think that these shoes are okay for the lesson, or should I change into boots?

Victoria: Don’t you think it’s kind of late in the uk to be sending texts?

Claire: I don’t know. Maybe that’s how they do things at oxford.

Victoria: Yeah, maybe.

Claire: Come on, let’s go to the stables!

Nick: You know, I’m not trying to be a cheerleader for claire. I had my doubts about her just like everyone else, but I have watched her. I’ve seen harrison with her. I really don’t think that claire is a threat.

Phyllis: Okay, well, summer shouldn’t be forced to hire her.

Nick: That is not what I’m suggesting. I’m just saying I think you should let go of some of this anger because it’s got you tied up in knots. I’ll bet you anything harrison’s picking up on it.

Summer: No, I never badmouth claire in front of him. I don’T.

Nick: You don’t have to. Kids sense things about parents. You always could.

Summer: So what am I supposed to do? Fake it? Act like she’s my best friend? I’m not good at that.

Nick: Then maybe just let her come around and let harrison see that she’s okay. I think this would be good for all of you.

Summer: Or, having to dwell on her at all is just gonna make things worse. Look, I had a bad feeling about claire long before the kidnappings. Sometimes, you just have an instinct about people.

Nick: And harrison’s instinct is to like and trust claire. So… do it for him. Actually, you should do it for yourself. Look, you have been carrying around all this fear and anger. Jordan’s gone. Don’t you think it’s time you let the rest of the bad stuff go away along with her?

Cole: I didn’t think this would happen so fast.

Michael: Neither did I, but I had a chance to get nikki and victor out of the house, so I figured it was now or never.

Cole: How did you manage that?

Michael: Lauren and I are supposed to meet them at society to celebrate nikki coming back, which means we have to work fast before victor gets suspicious.

Cole: All right, all right. Let’s do it, let’s do it.

Michael: All right. Well, which one of these panels is–

Cole: I’ve got it. I’ve got it right here.

Michael: I can’t believe I’m about to do this.

Cole: It’s for the greater good. Come on.

Michael: Yeah, to protect victor from himself.

Victor: Well, well, well.

Nick: Mom! So glad you’re back.

Nikki: Oh, me too. It’s so good to see you.

Summer: Grandma, you look amazing.

Nikki: Aw, thank you. I feel even better.

Victor: Doesn’t she look great?

Nick: Yes.

Victor: In fact, so good that we will have lunch with michael and lauren.

[ Nikki gasps ]

Nikki: Why don’t you join us?

Phyllis: Even me?

Nikki: Yes, phyllis, even you.

Victor: Why not?

[ Victor chuckles ]

[ Cell phone pings ] I have got to go.

Nikki: What? We just got here.

Victor: I know, but I’ve got to take care of this.

Nikki: What is it? Victor!

Victor: Sweetheart…

Nikki: What is going on?

Victor: It’s a very simple business matter I don’t want you to worry about, all right?

Nikki: Why are you being so vague? Did something happen at newman while I was gone?

Victor: Sweetheart, I have no time now to discuss it, okay? I’ll be back.

Nikki: But, victor, I– I would’ve called yesterday.

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Nick: What, uh, was that about?

Nikki: Oh, just your father being mysterious about some business he has to take care of.

Phyllis: Victor being mysterious? That’s a shock.

Nick: Is he coming back?

Nikki: Well, he said he was, but who knows? Anyway.

Summer: It really is great to see you.

Nikki: Oh, and you too, my darling. How is harrison?

Summer: We’re making progress.

Nikki: I’m gonna come by tomorrow to visit him.

Summer: Oh, he would love that.

Nick: You really do look great, mom.

Summer: Right? Her face is, like, glowing.

Nikki: All right, now you’re embarrassing me.

Phyllis: What’s your secret?

Nikki: Alcoholism.

Victoria: You know, midnight blue has really taken to you.

Claire: You think so?

Victoria: Mm-hmm. Horses have really good instincts about people.

Claire: He’s so smart. And gentle. It’s like he knows how much I have to learn.

Victoria: You will. You have all excellent teachers.

Claire: I think about that sometimes.

Victoria: You think about what?

Claire: You and dad teaching me things. What my life would have been like if jordan hadn’t taken me from you. Tying my shoelaces, riding a bike, driving a car. I would’ve learned all those things from my parents.

Victoria: I think about that a lot too. Especially lately.

[ Victoria sighs ] You know, in the beginning, when we thought that we had lost you, I felt so empty. It hurt to think about you, and reliving it was really painful. But, then the days and the weeks and the years went by and… I was surprised to realize that I could actually think about my baby, eve, with some gratitude. That miracle had been in this world, even if it wasn’t long enough. I mean, it was still painful, that’s for sure, but there was this sense that the love was still in my heart, and that kept you alive. And now this miracle. You and me getting to spend all this mother-daughter time together. It’s truly just this precious, precious gift that I would never take for granted.

Claire: I know what she took from me.

[ Claire sniffles ] But sometimes, I forget how much she took from you. Everything she ruined.

Victoria: She will never be able to take anything from us ever again.

[ Victoria exhales ] The past is gone and now the future is the only thing ahead of us. And I intend to enjoy and cherish every single minute of it. So, when you try to convince me that I need to go back to work, it’s not happening, all right?

Claire: Dad will be here.

Victoria: Huh? Oh, I know. I know he will.

Claire: You’re worried.

Victoria: No, I’m not. I’m not worried, I– cole’s just been– I don’t know, he’s been very preoccupied the last few days. It’s very unlike him.

Claire: Well, if you’re worried that it’s another woman, I doubt that very much.

Victoria: That thought never occurred to me until you said it just now.

[ Claire laughing ]

Claire: I’m just teasing you, mom. But I can tell by the look on your face that you’re hooked.

Victoria: I’m hooked?

Claire: Yeah, you’re hooked on dad. And stop feeding me that whole, “oh, it’s just strange stirred-up memories between exes.” ‘Cause I see the way that he looks at you too, and that is not just the look of an old friend.

Michael: My god. Victor, what have you done?

Cole: You see what I mean?

Michael: Unfortunately, I do, and I wish I could unsee it.

Cole: You’re not getting cold feet, are you?

Michael: About ever agreeing to be victor newman’s attorney again? Yes, absolutely. But where’s the prisoner?

Jordan: You abandoned me. So, why are you here? And why is the newman lawyer here, too?


Victoria: You’re the daughter, okay? I am the mother. I should be the one asking you about your crushes.

Claire: Oh, so you’re allowing there’s a crush?

Victoria: Oh, my goodness. Would you please stop?

Claire: No, it’s actually– it’s too much fun making you blush.

Victoria: For you, maybe. Could we just go back to talking about your riding lessons or your future job prospects, the weather, anything but this, please?

Claire: Okay, well, all kidding aside, I promise that this isn’t coming from a place of a little girl wanting her parents to get back together, but I do see something happening between you and dad. Am I wrong?

Victoria: No, you’re not wrong. I do feel a growing connection to cole. But I have no idea where it’s going, all right? And neither one of us is in any hurry.

Claire: So, you’ve talked about it?

Victoria: Yes, we have.

Claire: That’s huge!

Victoria: However, right now, you are our main focus.

Claire: But I don’t wanna be. Hear me out. I appreciate that you both wanna help me adjust, but I want you to start focusing on yourselves. You’re right. Jordan is gone. Nikki is sober. It’s time for us to get back to our lives. And I do hope that life for you includes dad. It feels right.

[ Cell phone ringing ] Hi.

Kyle: Claire. Hi.

Claire: Hey, kyle.

Kyle: Sorry to bug you, but I have this kid here who insists on showing you a pretty cool ferris wheel.

Claire: Well, that’s adorable, and it sounds like a blast. I did hear that the carnival was coming to town.

Kyle: Great. We’ll see you in front of the ride.

Claire: Wait, sorry. Right now?

Kyle: You’ve met harrison. He’s very into instant gratification.

Claire: I would love to. And I would hate to disappoint harrison… but I don’t wanna cause any trouble.

Kyle: Not an issue. There’ll be no trouble at all. Plus, I have it on very good authority that today is the last day before the carnival moves on. So, can you make it?

[ Claire exhales ]

[ Claire chuckles ]

Summer: Oh, grandma, you don’t have to–

Nikki: No, summer, I don’t mind talking about it. I just got back from rehab. That’s why nicholas and summer were so thrilled to see me. My drinking had gotten out of control and it called for immediate action.

Phyllis: Well, that’s great. You took care of yourself. And you did right by your family, so I respect that. Congratulations. Welcome home.

Harrison: You think claire’s gonna come?

Kyle: She said she’d try.

Harrison: That ferris wheel’s so cool, dad. I’m sure she’s gonna love it.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Harrison: And we can win a goldfish, too.

Kyle: A goldfish? That’s a big responsibility, taking care of a goldfish.

Harrison: I can do it.

Kyle: Well, you’d have to name it.

Harrison: Sam.

Kyle: Oh, sam the fish.

[ Both laughing ]

Kyle: Hey, look who it is.

Claire: Where’s this special ride?

Harrison: Have you ever been on a ferris wheel before?

Claire: Uh, it would’ve been years and years ago.

Harrison: It’s really fun and not too scary. Except sometimes when they stop and they’re at the top.

Claire: That’s high up.

Harrison: It’s okay. Dad and me are here if you get too scared.

Kyle: Aw. Okay. Looks like we’re about to get going, guys. Hang on tight.

Harrison: I am.

Claire: So am I.

[ All laughing ]

[ Claire exhales shakily ]

[ Claire laughing ]

Kyle: Whoo! Getting a little high.

Claire: Whoo!

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Nikki: It seems like harrison is recovering from the nightmare. Oh, but it’s so hard on the mother. How is summer doing, really?

Nick: It has been hard on her. She’s still processing it. Um, there’s a lot of anger there.

Phyllis: Yeah, a psycho kidnapped her son. Of course there is. You know, she couldn’t eat, she couldn’t sleep, worrying about harrison. You know, we did our best to distract her and reassure her, but…

Nikki: Well, I’m sure you were a comfort to her.

Nick: It was rough, obviously, but I’m glad it turned out the way it did.

Nikki: Yeah, I could tell that she was putting up a front for me. I mean, of course she must still be reeling.

Nick: Yeah, there’s some residual rage there.

Nikki: Oh, I’m sure there is. Sometimes, it’s not until the crisis is over that those feelings are allowed to come up.

[ Nikki sighs ] I feel for summer. I really do. I mean, the worst thing in the world is to know that your child has suffered, or is still suffering.

Nick: It goes both ways, mom. Kids worry about their parents too. It’s a relief to see you like this.

Nikki: Thank you, sweetheart.

Phyllis: That’s really great, nikki. Hey, uh, can you tell me about claire?

Nick: Phyllis–

Phyllis: Just a conversation. Just a conversation, that’s all. Not attacking her. I just wanted to know about her because, um, well, obviously you were jordan’s target, right? But claire was your assistant, and then you find out that she’s your granddaughter, and you had the most contact with her, so… I mean, you would be the one to hold a grudge, but you’re not holding a grudge.

Nikki: I did have my doubts about claire. The whole family did. But we have all come around.

Phyllis: Okay. And, um, you know that residual rage that you were talking–

Nick: I was referring to jordan.

Phyllis: Okay, but we both know it’s not only her.

Nikki: I understand how summer feels given what happened to harrison, but claire is really a very sweet, caring person, and I see nothing but good things in her future. Now that jordan is out of our lives forever, I’m sure that summer will see that, too.

Kyle: Hold on, you two!

[ Laughter ]

Harrison: Mom, guess what? We rode the ferris wheel. It was so much fun. Claire got a little scared, but not too bad. And she laughed a lot.

Summer: It looks like you’ve been laughing a lot, too.

Claire: Uh, why don’t we look at those pictures that we took?

Kyle: Hey.

Summer: Uh, yeah.

Kyle: Harrison had a minor freak-out about jordan earlier.

Summer: What do you mean? What happened?

Kyle: He thought he saw her. It wasn’t her, obviously.

Summer: But she’s still in his head.

Kyle: I know. I hate it, too. But look at him now. One ride on the ferris wheel with his pal, claire, and he’s doing great. Seeing her safe makes him happy for some reason. I mean, look at that grin.

Summer: Claire, thank you for being there for harrison.

Claire: We had fun. He’s a great kid.

Summer: We couldn’t agree more, obviously.

Claire: I hope it’s okay that I’m hanging out with him.

Summer: Yeah. I mean, harrison seems happy, and that’s the most important thing, right? Um, look… maybe you and I should get together later and– and talk about something more regular.

Claire: Really?

Summer: Yeah. I mean, harrison needs someone other than mom and dad around, and it’s time that we start getting back to normal. We can see how it goes.

Claire: I would love to do that.

Summer: Anybody that can make harrison smile like that deserves to be in his life more often.

Harrison: Hooray!

Cole: There’s a part of me that was ready to let you rot down here forever. But that’s not my call to make.

Jordan: That’s right. That’s right. Because you– you are a good and decent man, the best nephew… who didn’t let me free before, but you will now, won’t you?

Michael: You’re lucky this man has a conscience.

Jordan: And why are you here?

Michael: We’re taking you out of here and putting you in a real prison.

Jordan: Oh, thank god! Thank god. Thank god.

Victor: I’ll be damned if I allow that to happen.

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Billy: Okay, so what do we do now?

Jill: Just keep this to yourself. I don’t want anyone else to know.

Alan: These, um, personalities, they think they’re doing the right thing, ashley. They think they’re protecting you. But the fact that they exist at all means that there’s something terribly wrong.

Ashley: Well, what are they protecting me from?

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, May 24, 2024

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Nick thinks Summer is angry with Jordan for what she did to Harrison but she is taking it out on Claire because Jordan isn’t around for Summer to tell her how angry she with her for what she did to her family. Nikki also tells Summer she thinks Claire is a kind caring person despite everything Jordan put her through when she was growing up.

Kyle and Harrison invite Claire to ride the Ferris wheel with them. Summer later sees Claire, Kyle, and Harrison in the park and tells Claire they should get together later to discuss her being Harrison’s nanny.

Michael and Cole go to Jordan’s cell in the wine cellar and tell her they are going to put her in a proper jail cell. Victor arrives and tells Michael and Cole he isn’t going to let them take Jordan anywhere.

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Y&R Transcript Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Victoria: You know, we should do this more often. You know, it’s fun. Family time, lunch, talk about the future.

Claire: Yes, yes and yes.

Victoria: And I couldn’t be more happy for you and excited. Pursuing a career in early childhood education. I mean, I can’t think of anything more perfect.

Claire: Except long rides on the property with my mom and little sister when she comes home.

Victoria: Yes, absolutely. And maybe we’ll even ask your dad and johnny to join us too.

Claire: Dad seemed kind of distracted at lunch, didn’t he?

Victoria: Hm. Yes, he did.

Claire: And it wasn’t just at lunch. Am I wrong or did things seem kind of tense between him and grandpa?

Victoria: No, you’re not wrong. And when I invited dad to lunch, cole seemed relieved that dad couldn’t make it. And I think dad felt the same way.

Claire: What do you think’s going on with those two?

Cole: No, thank you.

Jordan: That was all victor. That was victor. He set everything up. Okay? And he’s gonna keep me in here. You see, I’m his trophy. He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery.

Michael: Cole!

Cole: Hey, michael. Yeah, thank you for making the time to see me.

Michael: I came as soon as I could. What’s this about?

Cole: There’s something that you and I need to discuss.

Michael: Of course.

Cole: But first, I need to hire you as my attorney. So, this is just between us.

Michael: Unless you’re in some sort of legal jeopardy, hiring me is overkill. I mean, at this point, I would hope that you trust me to be discreet.

Cole: I trust you completely. That’s why I called you. But I think that once you hear what I have to say, you might prefer that we make it official.

Jordan: There has to be something in here that I can use. Come on. Oh, god. Oh! Oh. Oh, look at you. Oh, my, my, my. Okay, my friend. Let’s see what we can do. All right? Let’s see what we can do ’cause I’ve gotta get out of here. I’ve gotta get out of here. I’ve gotta get out of here. Come on. Okay, come on. Come on, come on, come on. Let me get out of here. I wanna get out of here. I gotta get out of here fast. Right now. Let me get out, please. Let me get out.

Alan: So, if ashley experienced something traumatic after the breakup with tucker, but before she came home from paris, what do– what do you think it could be? I mean, did she mention any conflicts or issues? Anything specific, or?

Jack: Other than the blow up with tucker, nothing I can recall, no.

Traci: And tucker came straight back to genoa city after the fight.

Jack: I was concerned enough about that that I reached out to ashley. When she finally called me back, she told me about the fight, but we didn’t hear anything more until after she got home.

Alan: HM. So, there is some time unaccounted for.

Jack: Wait, you think it may have happened that much earlier? I thought I was talking to the ashley we love, and because of a trauma she experienced in paris, that was not ashley I was talking to.

Tucker: Hey, ashley, ashley. Whoa, hold on, hold on.

Ashley: Wait, wait, wait, get off me.

Tucker: I think I need to take you to the hospital.

Ashley: No.

Tucker: So, just relax.

Ashley: No, leave me alone. Please, just don’t touch me. I don’t need…

Tucker: No, I think you should stay seated.

Ashley: I don’t need to go to the hospital.

Tucker: Hold on.

Ashley: Don’t touch me.

Tucker: All right.

Ashley: What are we doing here?

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Tucker: Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Ashley: Please, what are we doing here?

Tucker: You need to sit down.

Ashley: I don’t need to sit down.

Tucker: Yes, you do. You are not steady on your feet. See?

Ashley: Okay, okay.

Tucker: Let’s get you seated.

Ashley: All right, all right. What happened?

Tucker: You passed out. Fortunately, I was close enough to catch you.

Ashley: Please, you’re exaggerating things. I must have gotten a little bit dizzy. I– I need to get out of here.

Tucker: Wait, wait, wait.

Ashley: Don’t touch me. Please.

Tucker: Can you tell me what happened just before this?

Ashley: I don’t need to explain myself to you, tucker. Excuse me.

Tucker: No. I’m gonna take you home.

Ashley: Okay, look, you’re being ridiculous right now. I can take myself home.

Tucker: No, you can’T. You are not well and you don’t remember what happened.

Jack: Turning it over in my head, what ashley said, how she said it, were there any clues, any hints, in that phone call that suggested there might be a problem?

Alan: Well, there’s just no way you could’ve known. How could you know to look for personalities that ashley was creating to protect herself?

Traci: Okay, when ashley got home, she was very upset. She was furious with tucker, finished with him, but that was before we realized that it wasn’t quite so volatile at the bistro as we had thought.

Jack: But that is in keeping with who ashley is.

Traci: Yes, I think so. Yes. So maybe the traumatic event happened on the second trip. Ashley and I went back to paris, and that’s when she found out that things didn’t happen the way she remembered them at the bistro. She sent me back ahead of her after that trip.

Alan: And how did she seem then?

Jack: Agitated, furious at herself for having remembered things wrong. She was furious at tucker and then ready to forgive him.

Traci: Yes, and it was really extreme. And I think that might be when the mood swings started.

Jack: So, maybe the real trauma happened after her second visit to the bistro.

Alan: It’s a good working theory.

Traci: Oh, my. We left her there. To– to have ashley experience something so traumatic to cause all of this fragmentation. Oh, my god, alone in a strange country? This just breaks my heart. What can we do? How can we help her?

Alan: Well, I mean, it’s sort of up to ashley. She is able to surface at times and suppress whatever alter is in control.

Jack: Any time she has agreed to getting help, that’s when we’re dealing with the real ashley?

Alan: Precisely. That’s why it’s so important that we connect to the real ashley because she’s the only one who can tell us what trauma caused the d-I-D.

Traci: Okay, so if we can find the truth, then what next?

Michael: If it would ease your mind, give me a dollar. Consider me on retainer.

Cole: What do you know about where victor stands regarding jordan?

Michael: I only know that jordan fell to her apparent death when chased by victor’s security team, and she is mourned by no one.

Cole: She’s alive.

Michael: That wasn’t what I was hoping to hear. Have you seen her?

Cole: Yes. Victor is keeping her in a dungeon at the main house.

Michael: Damn, damn, damn, damn.

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Ashley: I really do not need you to insert yourself into my life. Please, please don’t, okay? I am capable of getting myself home.

Tucker: No, you are not capable. You just collapsed, ashley. You shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car right now.

Ashley: I will take a ride share.

Tucker: No, you’re not taking a ride share. I’m taking you. You need to be home with your family.

Ashley: I don’t want you to tell me what I need, okay? Because what you need to do is– is find out where audra is, because she would not appreciate us being alone. I’m going.

Tucker: No, you’re not. Listen to me. You’re in trouble right now. And I think you know that. And you’re scared. I would be, too. It’s okay. And I know you don’t want to, but it’s also okay to ask for help. It’s not a weakness. It’s a strength to– to do what you need to do, despite your fear. That’s– that’s the definition of courage. Please. You need help. You need to be home with your family. And I’m taking you.

Ashley: Okay.

Tucker: Okay. Oh, I got that. I got that.

Victoria: Apparently, cole told nick that he suspects that your grandfather is somehow involved in jordan’s death and that there’s more to it than we know.

Claire: That’s impossible, right?

Victoria: I don’t know. Nothing is impossible when it comes to victor newman. But when I asked cole about it, he just..

Claire: Deflected and found the right words?

Victoria: Yeah, something like that.

Claire: So, he thinks that grandpa had something to do with jordan’s death?

Victoria: Well, I wouldn’t go that far. But your dad, every time he tries to ask questions or find out more details about what happened with jordan, my dad just shuts him down. So, cole thinks that maybe he’s hiding something.

Claire: What do you think?

Jordan: Come on. Come on. Come on, little thing. Come on. Let’s go.

Victor: Look at that. You’re busy at work, I see. I wonder why it’s taken you this long to try to escape.

Jordan: Not my first try.

Victor: Well, you’re gonna have a lot of time to realize that trying to get the hell out of here is gonna be impossible. It’s futile, you know?

Jordan: You bastard. Let me out of here.

Victor: Why? You’re having a wonderful– look at all the brussels sprouts and the vodka. I mean, come on. What could be better? Huh? You had a visitor, didn’t you? Didn’t you?

Nikki: Victor? Are you home? Victor?

Jack: So, this dissociative identity disorder sounds… ashley, will come back from this, right?

Alan: It’s certainly possible, of course.

Jack: But?

Alan: Well, it’s– it’s rare, rarely diagnosed, very complex. The important thing to do is identify the trauma that created it.

Traci: And when that happens?

Alan: Well, once we deal with the underlying issues, hopefully the alters will subside.

Jack: But that won’t be the end of it, will it?

Alan: No. She’ll need therapy to deal with the aftermath, hopefully in a controlled setting.

Traci: It sounds like you are wanting to put her in a psychiatric hospital.

Alan: Well, hopefully ashley will make that decision herself.

Jack: She is not unfamiliar with that environment.

Traci: Considering our sister’s history, I don’t know if she would ever agree to go back to a place like fairview.

Alan: Well, first things first. We can make that decision later. And when we do, there’s plenty of good options. I know a lot of wonderful places in europe.

Traci: So, you think there’s hope?

Alan: Definitely. Of course, there’s hope. She has a loving family that supports her, and we will get her to the other side of this.

Jack: First, we have to find her.

Alan: Yeah. Well, that could be more difficult than before. Yesterday, uh, I upset ashley, or at least one of her alters, so she hasn’t contacted me since.

Traci: And I’ve reached out to her as well. Hasn’t got back to me either.

Alan: Well, if she does reach out, it will probably be to family first. So, please let me know if she does and I’ll let you know if she contacts me, all right?

Jack: Thank you, alan, for everything.

Traci: You have been so much help, thank you.

Alan: Of course, my pleasure.

Jack: What are you doing with my sister? Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…

Jack: Come on. Let’s get you inside.

Ashley: Alan, what are you doing here?

Traci: We asked him here. Ashley, are you all right? Can we do anything for you?

Ashley: No, I’m fine.

Tucker: She’s not fine.

Ashley: Okay, look, I got a little bit dizzy.

Tucker: No, she collapsed.

Traci: What?

Jack: When? Wait, what did you do?

Tucker: I didn’t do anything. We were at the jazz lounge. We were talking. She went to leave and fainted.

Ashley: Honestly, I don’t remember, so I don’t know if I actually fainted.

Tucker: I’m actually glad you’re here, alan, because I think it was a blackout. When she came to, she couldn’t remember anything that happened right before.

Jack: What were you doing with tucker, of all people?

Tucker: She wanted to talk to me. She took me down to the jazz lounge, uh… she tried to convince me that we still belong together. She did have one glass of wine, but mostly it was just telling me that we should give our relationship a second chance.

Jack: Ash, is that true?

Ashley: I don’t remember.

Tucker: And she was unsteady on her feet. Hardly said a word on the drive over here.

Jack: So what, that makes you the hero?

Tucker: No, jack, it makes me concerned.

Jack: Or maybe you’re trying to insinuate yourself back into her life.

Tucker: Can we not do this right now? She needs help. Ash, if you don’t wanna be honest with me, I understand, but it’s time that you’re honest with yourself and with your family.

Michael: Well, I asked him more than once if jordan’s dying in that fall was the truth. He swore it was and I was stupid enough to believe him. Victor’s usually so careful. How did you find out?

Cole: He’s been acting so secretive lately. Reportedly, he’s on the ranch, but he’s nowhere to be found. This has happened more than a few times. So, I just got curious. I just– I just confronted him with it, and I asked him, what’s going on?

Michael: I’m sure that went over well.

Cole: Yeah, he was pretty ticked. He ordered me out of the house and I just– I pretended to leave. I stuck around. I followed him. I waited. When he came out of the basement door, I was able to slip back in. And eventually, I found a prison cell that was– looked like some sort of an abandoned wine cellar.

Michael: Oh, victor, victor, victor.

Cole: She– she practically thought I was an hallucination. And then she– she begged me to get her out.

Michael: And did you?

Cole: Hell no.

Michael: Have you told anyone else about this?

Cole: No, no. I just need time to process it, you know? I– I completely understand what his motivation is. All right, he’s just trying to protect his family and– and– and punish jordan. I get it. But michael, this is no way to do it. To get down on her level like this, that’s not the answer. This can’t continue.

Michael: Oh, obviously not.

Cole: Jordan should be behind bars. Absolutely. But in a proper prison. Not personally incarcerated, tortured by victor. And the other thing is, I– I– I don’t want to get victor in trouble by me exposing this. That’s why I came to you. For advice.

Michael: Advice on how to take on victor newman.

Jordan: Who’s gonna come down here, huh? The world thinks I’m dead, thanks to you. Unless of course you’ve changed your mind and you wanna sell tickets to your own private zoo.

Victor: Good for you to keep a sense of humor because you’ll need it.

Jordan: Okay. Okay, I get it. I really get it. I understand, victor. You’ve won. You’ve won. You’ve reneged on our deal. You’re not gonna send me off to a federal prison, are you? So, let’s just get on with it. Bring me a vial of poison and I’ll be free.

Victor: Not gonna make it that easy for you.

Jordan: Even you must have some sort of decency.

Victor: I have no sense of decency or mercy when it comes to you.

Jordan: Then, just kill me.

Victor: Not as long as you are of use to me.

Jordan: Stop it. No more promises. No more hope. That’s the worst punishment of all.

Victor: Would you get on the floor and eat those brussels sprouts? I’ll get you another bottle of vodka.

Jordan: Victor! Victor! Come back here right now! Victor! Auntie, you can’t put that right in the dishwasher.

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Victoria: I am just relieved that jordan is out of our lives for good.

Claire: To wake up and not be afraid is the best feeling in the world. Next to being part of this family.

[ Knock on door ]

Victoria: Mom!

Nikki: Hi!

Victoria: You’re home!

Nikki: Oh, I’m so happy to see you, my darling.

Claire: Welcome back.

Nikki: It’s great to be home.

Victoria: Mom, we weren’t expecting you for a couple of weeks. Is everything all right?

Nikki: I didn’t break out from rehab, if that’s what you’re thinking. No, my counselors and the medical staff felt I had been doing so well that I could go home and continue my work from here.

Victoria: How do you feel?

Nikki: Great. I feel so strong. Although in the beginning, i didn’t know that I could do it. You know, the first few days, detox, were really rough, but failure is not an option when all you wanna do in the whole world is go home and be with your family. But once I committed to it, I got such a sense of freedom from the alcohol, from jordan, and a sense of excitement to get back to this wonderful life we live.

Victoria: Well, we are all feeling the excitement of a jordan-free world. We’re finally feeling safe again.

Claire: Grandpa must be beyond excited that you’re home.

Nikki: I haven’t seen him yet. Do you know where he is? I asked the staff, and they said he hasn’t left the ranch. He wasn’t at the main house or the stables. I just can’t wait to surprise him.

Cole: So how are we gonna get jordan out of that cage, get her into prison, without victor facing any charges?

Michael: The legal ramifications for him would be enormous if it were to get out that he kept jordan under private lock and key. Why does that man always have to play god? Even if we were able to secretly get jordan out, arrange for her to be arrested and put in prison, what’s to stop her from talking to anyone who would listen and telling them that she was incarcerated and tortured by victor?

Cole: Well, ’cause she is seeing rats and– and spiders that aren’t there. She– he barely even recognized me at first. And one other thing, you know, that along with her history, I doubt that anybody’s gonna believe a word that comes out of her mouth.

Michael: One could only hope.

Cole: Any ideas?

Michael: Victor’s stubborn. He would never listen to reason and agree to let us put jordan into a real prison. So, you and I have to do the dirty work. Get her out of that damn cage into a legitimate cell.

Cole: Without victor knowing.

Victor: Nikki, are you home?

Tucker: Ashley. Ashley. Talk to them. You’re safe here. Everyone in this room wants to help you.

Ashley: I don’t know what I can possibly say because I– I don’t– I don’t know. I– I assume that tucker’s telling the truth and… but I don’t remember having the conversation and I– I don’t remember seeking you out and I– I don’t remember having any wine.

Traci: Well, tell me what the last thing you do remember is.

Ashley: I’m afraid. I’m afraid to even ask you what day it is.

Tucker: Uh, for what it’s worth, I think this is… she’s herself right now.

Alan: Well, I would like, uh, to talk to ashley alone. If that’s all right with you, ashley.

Ashley: Yeah, I don’t know what’s happening. Can you help me?

Alan: I’m gonna do everything I can.

Ashley: Okay.

Jack: Thank you. She’s in good hands now.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: But tucker, thank you so much for being concerned about me and for knowing that I needed to be with my family.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: Thank you.

Tucker: Take care. Hi, I’m eileen.

Jack: Is there anything you want to say that you couldn’t in front of tucker?

Ashley: I– I don’t remember anything, jack. How can I– how can I comment on something I don’t remember?

Jack: Okay, okay.

Ashley: I just have a lot of different pieces, and I don’t know. Nothing is coming together for me.

Traci: Okay, it’s okay. We’re just so grateful that you’re home and you’re safe and we can take care of you. Oh, my god, we were so worried.

Ashley: I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I hurt you. I’m so sorry. I know you just wanna take care of me. I know how much you love me.

Jack: That is never going to change.

Alan: How about we have that talk, uh, now, hm?

Ashley: Okay?

Traci: Okay. Jack, shall we…

Jack: Yeah.

Alan: Hey. So, you’ve been through a lot, huh? How you feeling?

Ashley: Really confused. And everything is kind of foggy. Well, let’s– let’s try to break it down. Do you remember a thing specific, uh, happening maybe with someone or…

Ms. Abbott: You’re weak. These people don’t wanna help you. They wanna control you. I wanna set you free. I’m the only one who can keep you safe.

Ashley: Just stop it! God.

Alan: You weren’t talking to me just then, were you?

Jack: Ashley is home. That is the first step.

Traci: Jack, she’s so frightened. I have never seen her so unsure of herself.

Jack: At least we have the ashley we think is the real ashley and she’s ready to get the help she needs.

Traci: I was– I was really afraid she was gonna take off and we would never see her again. And jack, we have tucker to thank for that.

Jack: No. I am not about to thank tucker mccall. He may have done the right thing this time, but as far as ashley’s issues are concerned, I’m not convinced he’s not to blame, at least in part. Every one of these events have involved his presence. No, that’s not just coincidence.

Traci: Okay, okay, I don’t know what to think.

Jack: As far as I’m concerned, she is better off if she never sees that man again.

Tucker: Thank you.

Ashley: I know what I have to do now.

Tucker: Which is?

Ashley: To protect myself. Oh, congratulations, ’cause your gaslighting was, you know, somewhat effective, because my– my own family is now doubting me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You got a lot of pain coming your way, buddy. You got so much pain coming at you. But don’t blame me. You look in the mirror. I ruined everything. And I deeply regret it. But it will never happen again.

Tucker: Hm. And I should just believe you.

Victoria: I don’t know where dad is. It seems like since you left, he’s been going for a lot of long walks.

Claire: He’s missed you so much. We all have.

Nikki: I’ve missed all of you as well. And now that I’m home, I feel like I never wanna leave again, at least not for a while. So, tell me everything. What have I missed?

Claire: Um… I’m finally ready to start horseback riding lessons. I’m pretty excited. Scared, but mostly excited.

Nikki: Ah, spoken like a true newman.

Victoria: I predict that she’s going to be a natural.

Nikki: Well, I wouldn’t expect any less.

Claire: I hope. And if it’s not too much to ask, maybe I could take some lessons from you too.

Nikki: I would love that.

Victoria: Wait until she makes you post around the arena for hours and hours.

Claire: Oh, should I be more afraid?

Nikki: No. No, we have nothing to be afraid of ever again. So, what else has been going on?

Victoria: Nothing, mom. I mean, all is well. I’m just really happy that you’re home.

Cole: Victor will explode when he finds out that we went behind his back.

Michael: We must be out of our minds. But I don’t see an alternative. We’ve gotta get jordan out of there. For victor’s sake.

Cole: Absolutely. That’s why I knew you were the right person for this.

Michael: Unfortunately, I’ve had a little too much experience with this type of vigilante justice and it never ends well. I don’t know what victor was thinking. Not that I don’t have sympathy, given the number of times the authorities have let jordan slip between their fingers,but it was an incredibly… ill-conceived move on victor’s part.

Cole: So, let’s put an end to it before anybody else gets hurt, including victor. After the hell that jordan has put this family through, no one else should suffer for what she set in motion.

Michael: So, all we have to do is get jordan into a real prison and keep victor out of an orange jumpsuit. The only question is how.

Cole: Well, I think I might have an idea. You didn’t live this strong,

Victoria: Mom, can I offer you some tea or something?

[ Knock on door ]

Victor: Victoria, are you home?

Nikki: Well, hello.

Victor: Oh, my. Come here, my baby. Close the door. Let me look at you. My god, you’re beautiful. You look strong, you look rested. Come here. So, you didn’t leave that place too soon, did you?

Nikki: I couldn’t stay away another second. But I’ve made such good progress. My therapist recommended me for outpatient care. I mean, I still have a lot of work to do, but I’ve never felt stronger or more committed to my sobriety. And now that we are free of jordan forever, nothing can threaten my recovery. I love you.

Jordan: There’s gotta be some way to get out of here somehow. And I’m gonna find it. I’m gonna find it. And when I find it, I’m coming after you, victor newman, and your whole damn family.

Tucker: Hey, jean-jacques, mon ami. What’s happening, brother? Will I be attending any of the meetings this week with audra? Is audra in paris?

Traci: Ashley has come to this point before where she was willing to get help and then backed out at the last minute. But somehow, this time, jack, I really feel like it’s different.

Jack: Yeah, we can only hope that she’s ready to take the steps to make herself healthy again.

Traci: Yeah, that’s all I want for her. I think about when she finds out what she may be facing, if this is d-I-d, this is gonna be so overwhelming for her.

Jack: She’s always in control. That’s who she is. She thrives on it. To find out she’s not in control of her actions, her mind, I don’t know how she’s gonna cope with that.

Traci: I know, I know. She’s worked so hard to overcome mental health issues in the past. When she finds out that she may have to go back into some kind of a facility, this is gonna bring back all kinds of memories of fairview, and it’s gonna add to all the emotional baggage she’s already carrying around.

Jack: Wherever this leads her, she will have our love and support.

Traci: Of course, she will. And do you know what gives me hope, jack? That the ashley that came home today, that’s sitting in our house right now, that is our sister.

Jack: Oh, I pray to god you’re right.

Alan: Who were you talking to just now, ashley?

Ashley: I don’t know. Oh, god, could you please help me? I don’t know what’s happening to me.

Alan: Well, I think we are dealing with several personas here.

Ashley: What does that mean, personas?

Alan: Have you ever heard of, uh, d-I-d, dissociative identity disorder?

Ashley: Yeah, I’ve heard of it.

Alan: Yeah, it’s rare, and it presents in a number of ways, but in this case, we’re looking at multiple, distinct personalities. Identities that can control your behavior, and usually this is the result of some kind of severe trauma.

Ashley: That can’t be what’s happening to me.

Alan: Well, another symptom of d-I-d is memory loss, which you’ve admitted to. And your family, and tucker and I have seen you forget memories from your past from your own history. And we’ve all met these personalities that are very different from the ashley we all know.

Ashley: But you said it was because of trauma. I don’t like, I haven’t experienced any trauma. I mean, not recently. Not that it would’ve triggered something like this.

Alan: Unfortunately, I– i think you may be blocking it.

Ashley: When would this have happened?

Alan: Well, right now, looking at the timeline, we are thinking paris.

Ashley: The argument I had with tucker? I mean, that doesn’t make any sense. It was upsetting, but it wasn’t anything that would’ve made this happen to me.

Alan: Well, there are ways of exploring this.

Ashley: No. No, you’re not gonna talk– you’re not talking about putting me away, are you? I won’t go. I won’t go.

Alan: Ashley, you need to be in a safe place where you can get good treatment. Now, I promise you, I will be there all the time, making sure you get the best of care. The important thing right now is to uncover the incident that caused this trauma, and once we have, we can begin to address it.

Ashley: How am I supposed to remember this? I mean, how– how do I remember this, whatever you think has happened to me?

Alan: Well, I’m thinking maybe you could come back to paris with me and we could explore these memories together, and hopefully, maybe, find the truth.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Cole tells Michael that Jordan is alive and Victor is keeping her in a cell inside an old wine cellar. Cole wants to put Jordan in a proper cell but he doesn’t want Victor to get in trouble for keeping Jordan prisoner. Cole doesn’t agree with what Victor did but he understands that Victor was just trying to protect his family. Michael decides the best thing to do would be for him and Cole to get Jordan out of the wine cellar and into a proper prison without Victor knowing about it.

Ashley has a headache and passes out when she awakens again she can’t remember why she was talking with Tucker. Tucker takes her home and Ashley asks Alan for help because she doesn’t know what is going on with her. Alan tells Ashley he thinks she has dissociative personality disorder tied to a trauma that she suffered in Paris. Ashley tells Alan she can’t remember anything traumatic that happened in Paris. Alan wants Ashley to go to Paris with him to try and remember the trauma that may have caused her DID.

Nikki returns home because her doctors think she is well enough for outpatient treatment.

Tucker gets a call from one of the Glissade board members telling him that Audra is in Paris and has scheduled meetings with board members.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Jack: Traci, let me know if or when you hear from ashley. Uh, I’ll do the same. I love you.

Devon: Oh, my gosh, I’m so sorry. Jack, it’s my bad. It’s my bad, my head was in another place.

Jack: No, no, no, no, no. Same could be said for me.

Devon: Work stuff for you?

Jack: Uh, mostly family.

Devon: Oh, man, I hope everybody’s okay.

Jack: Yeah, I do too. But that’s not anything I wanna burden you with. Tell me about you. What’s got you so distracted?

Devon: It’s work, mostly. It’s, uh, I’m sure you know with family businesses, the lines can get a little blurry.

Jack: Yeah, tell me about it. So, is my brother billy making it easier or harder for you over at chancellor-winters?

Devon: Uh, he’S… uh, exciting is the word. He’s making it exciting.

Jack: Well now, there is an evasive answer. What’s billy done now?

Cole: Jordan.

Jordan: Victor. I can’t even get a good night’s sleep.

Cole: What the hell’s going on?

Jordan: Cole? Cole, oh, my god. Oh, my god, cole, you’ve gotta get me out of here.

Nate: Never too early for ice cream. I hope you like vanilla.

Audra: What if I don’t?

Nate: Uh, then I will have to re-evaluate this whole friendship. ‘Cause it is the benchmark by which I judge all other flavors.

Audra: You know what, I couldn’t agree more. If you can’t make a good vanilla, don’t try to sell me on your chocolate chip or cookies and cream.

Nate: Hm, that is a relief.

Audra: Tell the truth. It’s the only flavor they had, isn’t it?

Nate: You got me.

Audra: So much for you needing to get back to work.

Nate: I don’t think the company would go belly-up if I’m a few minutes late.

Audra: Quite a different work ethic from when you were burning the midnight oil at newman.

Nate: I had, um, other reasons to work late then.

Audra: Yeah, I am aware.

Nate: Mind if I ask you something?

Audra: Shoot.

Nate: Before you said, um, you tried to bring out my bad side, when you should’ve focused on the good.

Audra: Yes, if I’d been paying attention, I would’ve seen the guy who gives it to me straight about tucker and buys me ice cream before lunch.

Nate: I kind of got the sense that you were– you were talking about yourself too. That you’re not this bad girl you pretend to be. You’re ready to explore your– your good side.

Audra: That’s quite a stretch.

Nate: So, there was no self-reflection in what you said.

Audra: Ah, I did all my soul-searching in my 20s. I indulged in self-improvement. Okay, I’m done with all that. I find it boring.

Nate: Okay. You sure about that?

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: Really? You’re just gonna leave me hanging here? I know you’re wounded. And not just by me, but by audra. I saw her with nate. Boy, she’s moved on fast, huh? Here you are, feeling raw and vulnerable. Once again, I’m telling you, I’m wrong, I’m sorry. Please forgive me, please trust me. Please trust in us. Because no matter how many years go by, we always come back to each other. It’s the realest thing we’ve ever known. Come with me. Let me remind you how absolutely incredible we are together. With cascade platinum plus,

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Devon: I think it’s pretty funny that you assume that billy already did something.

Jack: Oh, I didn’t mean to assume the worst. Billy has a unique management style. Sometimes, it ruffles some feathers.

Devon: Oh, well, that’s nice to hear it’s not just with me because we haven’t really been seeing eye to eye on a lot of things lately.

Jack: Dare I ask what?

Devon: It’s mainly the fact that he’s convinced jill to hand over all of her power to him that’s caused a bit of tension in the office.

Jack: Wait, jill has ceded control to billy?

Devon: She sure has. Without telling me or lily before she did it, too. And billy says it was all her idea, which I’m not buying.

Jack: This is not something anyone could convince her of, including her son.

Devon: I completely agree with you, which is why I think this is 100% billy’s doing. The guy’s been trying to consolidate power ever since he’s come back.

Jack: I am shocked. It is, after all, called chancellor-winters. Neil and this family built something to be honored and respected, as did katherine. And jill has always led with that in mind.

Devon: Yeah, you’re telling me. I just don’t think billy sees it that way.

Jack: I’m just surprised to hear that, given his respect for family.

Devon: Oh, I know he respects his own, ’cause he wanted to add your family name to the company. Yeah, that’s how much respect he has for neil and katherine and us and what we built. The fact that he wanted to rebrand the company to add abbott to it says everything I need to know about that guy.

Tucker: Ashley, I’m not going anywhere with you.

Ashley: Why not?

Tucker: Because this isn’t you.

Ashley: So we can recapture what we had before it all fell apart. I know we can.

Tucker: But it didn’t just fall apart, did it? It blew apart. Do you remember that?

Ashley: Of course, I do. And I’ve asked you to forgive me, so please forgive me so we can move on.

Tucker: Except that it’s not just about the fight because you’ve been ping-ponging back and forth between wanting me back and never wanting to see me again since we’ve been back from paris.

Ashley: Losing you made me lose my center, tucker, okay? So yes, I became volatile. I tried to push you away. I tried to tell myself I needed to walk away from you, but how could I walk away from my– my soulmate? I can’t, and neither can you.

Tucker: No, no, that’s a very nice thought. But, ashley, there is something seriously wrong here. This is not about love. You’re going through something right now. And I just have to… I’m sitting here watching it happen and–

Jordan: Oh, thank god you’re here. You’re here, aren’t you? You’re here, am i hallucinating? No, you’re here, aren’t you? I mean, I’ve been hallucinating. I’ve been– I’ve been seeing– I’ve been seeing rats and spiders and I don’t know if they’re here. Maybe they’re just running amok. I don’t know. Let me hold you. Let me hold you.

Cole: I’m not going anywhere near you.

Jordan: Oh, oh, oh, but you’re here, aren’t you? I can see you. I can see you. Your dear mother would be so happy that you’re gonna get me out of here. My beloved nephew. Oh, you’re gonna get me out, aren’t you? Aren’t you, cole? Yeah, because– because your mom raised you the right way. She raised you to be a good man. She raised you to understand the importance of justice, didn’t she? And you’re gonna get me out of here. Do you have the key?

Cole: There is no key. How did you get in here?

Jordan: Oh…

Cole: We heard that you drowned in that river.

Jordan: No, no, no, no, no. That was all victor. That was victor. He set everything up, okay? And he’s gonna keep me in here. You see, I’m his trophy. He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery. So, you have to help me find something. Get something to get me out of here, okay? Why aren’t you moving? Come on, help me. Help me, please. Help me. Get me out of here. Hey, I– I need some food. I need some food, desperately. I’m just caught down here. Please, cole. Please help. I’ve learned my lesson. I’m– I’m reformed. And so if– if you can get me out of here, I’ll– I’ll– I’ll leave town. I’ll leave town. And I’ll never return, okay? Okay?

Cole: Do you think that I would actually believe you after everything that you’ve done?

Jordan: Okay, then. Call the cops. Call the cops. On me, but on victor, too. He’s insane. Get me into an actual prison because I can’t take this anymore. Head & shoulders bare clinically proven dandruff

Jordan: Did you hear me? You can’t just stand there. Are you dense? Do something.

Cole: I can’T.

Jordan: Oh, ha, ha, ha.

Cole: And I can’t call the police either.

Jordan: Cole, I’m all the family you’ve got left. The newmans drove your mother to an early grave.

Cole: Claire and victoria are my family. And you– you took them from me once. And you’ll never stop trying to do it again. That I know.

Jordan: Well, you can’t just leave me here, can you?

Cole: I need time to think.

Jordan: There is no time. I told you, victor is a madman. You come back here. Cole! Cole! Don’t leave me here, oh, god! I am not a caged animal.

Jack: Billy said that? He wants to put our name on your company.

Devon: Yes, sir. Wanted to call it abbott- chancellor-winters. And he said that was jill’s idea, too. And judging from your response, I’m gonna guess he never told you about it.

Jack: No, that this is the first I’ve heard of it.

Devon: Yeah, well, I’m not surprised. He was so busy, focused on his power grab, that he never thought about how his actions could affect other people.

Jack: I hope it hasn’t made things untenable.

Devon: It’s not fun. I’m not gonna lie to you, jack. I think that billy thrives on conflict, which just fuels his agenda. But you wouldn’t be able to have a word with him and maybe ask him to relax, would you?

Jack: Look, I am sorry for all this tension, but jill putting her trust in billy, I mean, that’s a big deal. And I can’t agree with you that he engineered that. This is not something jill would do lightly.

Devon: So, I’ll take that as a no?

Jack: Look, you’re all professionals. You’ll find your way through this, hopefully without the abbott name on your building.

Devon: Oh, yeah, we’re not gonna be adding that to anything as long as I have a say, which I do.

Jack: Look, let me give you a little piece of advice about billy. Any push for power is usually insecurity. He feels undervalued. Maybe he feels you and your family have not accepted him.

Devon: Well, he’d be right.

Jack: Perhaps there’s a disconnect in goals and communication, or maybe it’s as extreme as you make it out to be, but look, everyone at chancellor-winters is looking for a way to move the company forward and billy now has to be part of that vision. Wait, you can set the tone. Think of what neil would do. And I’m pretty sure that’s gonna be your best step forward.

Audra: If you know me at all, you would know I am seldom unsure about anything, especially of what I want.

Nate: Maybe.

Audra: Okay, I’ll bite. What is it you think you know about me?

Nate: It’s more about what I don’t know about you, audra, and what you don’t know about yourself. I get the feeling that you’re still searching for something.

Audra: Yeah, a new job.

Nate: You’re ambitious, no doubt about that. I’m– I’m curious about what’s behind that drive. I mean, you came to genoa city ready to take it by storm.

Audra: Yeah, I had an agenda, driven by tucker.

Nate: And maybe by heartbreak.

Audra: You mean noah newman? That was a lifetime ago.

Nate: Losing someone you love can change you, audra. Trust me, I know it all too well. And it could take some time to realize its impact. But it can make you put some walls around your heart.

Audra: Are we talking about me or you and victoria?

Nate: Could be, or me and elena. I’m still figuring it out. But I do know I used ambition as a distraction.

Audra: It seemed more like an aphrodisiac for you and victoria.

Nate: Hm, is that how it works with you and tucker? Or is it transactional?

Audra: How did we get back to tucker?

Nate: I’m sorry, I take it back. I just hope this latest crash and burn was a wake-up call, audra. One that will stick this time, because from where I sit, everything with that guy is transactional.

Audra: Or you’re totally off the mark. And maybe this is transactional. You know, maybe I’m just hanging out with you for the ice cream and job prospects.

Ashley: So, that’s it, huh? I spill my guts to you, and you’re just gonna casually observe me and my mental health?

Tucker: That’s not what I’m doing at all.

Ashley: I know exactly what you’re doing. You’re trying to convince yourself that I’m unbalanced, right? So you can ignore how you really feel about me. But if you would just stop fighting and come with me.

Tucker: And if you would stop deflecting, you would see that everybody around you right now is trying to get through to you. Everybody’s trying to help you.

Ashley: Being apart from you is not helping me!

Tucker: I know you believe that you’re being sincere, but it’s coming from a broken place, ashley. You need help. (Avo) kate made progress with her mental health…

Traci: Alan, I just don’t know what else to do.

Alan: Yeah, ashley’s, uh, radio silence is concerning.

Traci: I can’t get any sleep. I just keep going over and over in my head, every interaction looking for clues about what’s going on with her. I mean, trying to figure out what I could’ve said to– to coax her into getting treatment.

Alan: Well, I would tell you that’s pointless, but I’ve been doing the same thing.

Traci: It’s the worst, isn’t it?

Alan: Unfortunately, I am well-acquainted with second guesses. It’s a hazard of my profession.

Traci: Yes, I suppose it is. So, here we are, two of us, sitting in a psychotherapist’s office, waiting to be seen. She decides she has to use the ladies’ room. She never comes back. Why didn’t I know to not let her out of my sight?

Alan: Well, one thing I have learned is that people do not seek help until they’re ready.

Traci: Okay, but please, no offense, but not a lot of comfort there.

Alan: Well, I’m sorry for the platitude.

Traci: No, I appreciate the gesture.

Alan: Look, obviously, you care a lot about ashley, and this is a lot to process, so it’s very understandable.

Traci: Jack! Oh, good, you’re home.

Jack: No word from ashley?

Traci: No, nothing yet.

Jack: When was the last time you saw her?

Alan: Well, we had lunch together yesterday. She was charming and seemed to want to spend more time with me. And then we had a misunderstanding, and I haven’t seen her since. And she’s not been returning my messages either.

Traci: Alan and i have been talking. I think our sister might be worse off than we think.

Jack: In what way?

Traci: That’s the terrifying part. Ashley’s really unpredictable right now. She could go anywhere, do anything, and it’s because she’s literally not herself.

Ashley: You’re such a coward. Pretending to be a hero. You’re pathetic.

Belle: Yeah, now that’s better. Push him away. We don’t need him.

Ashley: You’re so afraid of how you feel about me. That’s why you ran to audra, isn’t it?

Tucker: Let’s leave audra out of this, shall we?

Ashley: She was a rebound chick, wasn’t she? She didn’t accept your marriage proposal, so what else do you need to know? I heard all about it. This big romantic gesture. The big ring you wanted to give her, but she’s not wearing it, so it doesn’t take a genius to figure out. She doesn’t want you. She doesn’t want what you want, but I do. She could never give you what you need, but I can.

Nate: You’re not working me for a job. We’ve established that would be a waste of time.

Audra: Look, I know I burned all my bridges at chancellor-winters. They may have forgiven you as their cousin, but I’m definitely persona non grata.

Nate: And there will be no coup attempt, at least not with the two of us planning it.

Audra: Who said anything about a coup? Just because tucker says that I’m out of a job at glissade doesn’t mean I’m gearing up for a hostile takeover.

Nate: Not at chancellor-winters, at least.

Audra: What does that mean?

Nate: That means I think you’re up to something, audra. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it had to do with glissade.

Audra: What makes you think that?

Nate: Well, you did approach me about joining you to make a move against tucker a while back. Or don’t you recall?

Audra: Oh, I remember our conversations very well.

Nate: So, call it an informed hunch on my part. Because in spite of you joking around, you don’t seem terribly worried about finding a new job. So, that leads me to believe that you have some kind of plan in the works, or at least the seed of one.

Audra: Something will turn up. I always land on my feet.

Nate: This is true. Because you are extremely desirable.

Audra: Hm, am I?

Nate: As an employee.

Audra: Is that all?

Nate: I’m just pointing out that I’m not offering you power or position. And you know that. And you’re spending time with me because you want to, not because you’re getting something out of it.

Audra: Yeah. No quid pro quo.

Nate: You seem to be enjoying it. And so am I. But to be clear, I know we’re just friends. No strings.

Audra: Just ice cream.

Nate: Oh.

Audra: There you go.

Victoria: Anyway, does she really have a bedtime? Or are you just like, faking it?

Claire: I was not faking it.

Victoria: I’m sorry. Oh, hey, there you are. We just had the best time ever.

Claire: We groomed midnight blue. Or should I say, mom groomed him and I watched.

Victoria: No, that’s not true. She was dying to help. She practically ripped the brush out of my hands.

Claire: There’s just so much to learn. I haven’t even gotten on a horse yet. Would it be weird to say that I love everything about the stable? Including the smell.

Victoria: No, it’s not weird at all. It’s wonderful.

Claire: It’s just– it feels really familiar. Even though I’ve never set foot in one in my life.

Victoria: Well, I think maybe you might be a natural. You know, I’m just thinking. She really bonded with blue and she hasn’t even had her first lesson yet. I think that he really responded to you.

Claire: Yeah, I mean, horses are so thoughtful, aren’t they?

Victoria: Yeah, well, don’t let it fool you. I mean, it’s not always smooth, you know? You have to earn their trust. That’s exactly what you were doing, by the way.

Claire: I’m just excited for an actual lesson.

Victoria: I know. I know you are. I think your father’s probably pretty excited too.

Claire: Dad? You’re awfully quiet.

Cole: Ah…

Claire: What’s wrong?

Cole: Yeah.

Victor: Well, now, look at this happy family.

Victoria: Hi, daddy.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart. Even cole came back to the main house.

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Victoria: What are you doing up here, anyway? I thought we were all gonna meet down at a stables.

Victor: Yeah, did you get lost?

Cole: Ah, actually, I got caught up on a call to england and I came here to see if victoria and claire would like to have lunch.

Victor: That’s nice.

Claire: Works for me. Turns out grooming is really hard. I worked up an appetite. I’m actually starving.

Cole: All right.

Victoria: Yeah, that sounds lovely.

Victor: Sounds healthy, right?

Cole: That sounds great. A two-hour drive.

Victoria: All right, sure.

Cole: Let’s go.

Victoria: Daddy, do you wanna come with us?

Victor: Sweetheart, I have things to do.

Victoria: Okay.

Victor: Okay. You enjoy yourselves, okay?

Victoria: All right, we will. All right, sweetheart.

Cole: Let’s go, let’s go. I actually skipped breakfast myself. Here, after you.

Lily: Nate, audra.

Nate: Hey.

Audra: Hello, lily.

Lily: Um, we have a call with the business division. Are you gonna be joining or are you busy?

Nate: Uh, yes, I’ll be there. I was just, uh, taking a little break.

Lily: Yeah, I can see that. Well, don’t be late.

Audra: Uh, definitely not getting any job offers from her.

Nate: Lily really knows how to make a point, doesn’t she?

Audra: I mean, I can take it. Your cousin doesn’t like me.

Nate: Does it matter to you?

Audra: Not if it’s not a problem for you.

Nate: No, no. There’s only one issue I have.

Audra: What’s that?

Nate: If I, um, spoiled your appetite for lunch later, I was hoping you’d join me.

Audra: You know, you clearly need to get to know me better if you think I can be deterred by a scoop of vanilla.

Nate: So? It’s a date?

Audra: I’d be delighted.

Jack: Ashley’s not herself in what way? How did you reach that conclusion?

Traci: Alan, would you mind explaining?

Alan: Sure, um… like I said, yesterday she was charming at lunch and then we went to chancellor park and when I referred to the namesake, she evaded as if she couldn’t remember.

Jack: You’ll remember that happened with us as well when i asked how the two of you met.

Alan: Exactly. She seems to have issues with full recall of events from her past.

Jack: Could that just be a memory issue?

Alan: I don’t think so. Yesterday, she also tried to kiss me and when I resisted, she became petulant and stormed off.

Traci: And she arrived at home upset, very short with me.

Alan: Right, I followed her here. I tried to smooth things over. She wouldn’t engage, but then I witnessed a pretty profound personality shift. All of a sudden she was calm, cool, in control. She shut me down, said our friendship was over and then she left.

Traci: And neither one of us have heard from her since.

Jack: Okay, that is in line with the personality shifts we’ve witnessed. Is it possible she just felt rejected?

Alan: Well, I also had an enlightening conversation with tucker.

Jack: I would prefer we leave him out of this.

Alan: Well, I did not share any of our concerns with him despite his probing, but he did share some of his concerns. He’s also witnessed these personality shifts, but there was a specific event where ashley referred to herself in the third person.

Traci: Yes, he’s told us about that as well.

Jack: And what do you think that means?

Alan: Well, it’s becoming clear to me that we are dealing with different personas here. That ashley has created to protect herself but in different ways.

Jack: Protect herself from what?

Traci: Well, that’s the question. And I’m so afraid of what the answer might be.

Tucker: I understand you’re trying to provoke me by bringing up audra. It’s not gonna work any more than talk of a future with you is going to work. You are not gonna dissuade me from my knowledge that something is wrong with you, okay?

Ashley: What do I have to do to convince you that I’m fine? And that I mean every word I’m saying?

Tucker: I can think of one thing.

Ashley: Hm. Name it.

Tucker: See a legitimate therapist.

Ashley: I did remember, alan.

Tucker: Hey, come here. Am I speaking to ashley right now? I know it’s difficult to hear, but for me, it’s been hard to keep track lately.

Lily: Hey.

Devon: Hey! Glad I ran into you before we have this video call.

Lily: Yeah, me too. I ran into nate and audra at the park, looking very flirty.

Devon: Really? They’re just friends, though right?

Lily: Oh, no, it seemed like more than that. As if we don’t have enough to worry about.

Devon: I don’t think you need to worry about nate’s personal life.

Lily: Really? If it’s the woman who tried to take us down with tucker?

Devon: He wasn’t involved in that.

Lily: No, ’cause he had his own scheme going on. I mean, what if they team up?

Devon: They’re not gonna do that. I don’t think that nate is dumb enough to ruin his second chance of being in the family over her. The way I see it, they knew each other when he worked at newman, and they stayed close. And he told us about them hanging out. It’s not like he’s trying to hide their relationship. So much as we don’t like the woman, if he wants to waste his time with her, it’s his business.

Lily: I don’t know, I don’t trust audra. And I don’t know if I trust nate’s instincts if he’s drawn to her. ( )

Victoria: And after a few lessons, we could probably do a longer ride. Maybe, uh, you’ll be ready by the time katie comes home.

Claire: Yeah, so my kid sister can leave me in the dust. Doesn’t she win ribbons, dressage?

Victoria: Yeah, she does. Mm-hmm. And I’m sure she’s gonna be thrilled to show off for you. But don’t worry, I’ll make sure she takes it easy on you.

Claire: Hey, dad, when you worked in the stables, what was your favorite thing about it? Dad.

Victoria: I think your father’s like a million miles away right now. We must be boring him.

Claire: Oh, that’s not possible. He finds us endlessly fascinating. Or you, at least.

Cole: No, no, no, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Uh, claire’s right, claire’s right. I just– just enjoy hearing you two talk and just seeing the smiles on your faces. So claire, so what’s next after you master horseback riding?

Claire: I would hope to get a job. If kyle had his way, I would’ve started as harrison’s nanny.

Victoria: And I would actually love nothing more. I’ve been pushing for it, actually. I think that you’re just so good with kids. You really are. And clearly, harrison adores you. You two were so cute in the park the other day with the ducks.

Claire: Yeah, it would be a dream job. I’d do it for free.

Victoria: No, well, I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, you deserve to be paid. Childcare can be very strenuous. It’s not always ice cream and ducks.

Claire: Yeah, well, I know that. And I’m sure kyle would’ve been more than generous, but I said no.

Cole: What? You just told us that that was your dream come true.

Claire: It’s not fair to summer.

Victoria: Well, I’d think that she’d want a nanny that harrison likes as much as he likes you.

Claire: Come on, mom. You know better than anyone what summer went through when harrison was missing.

Victoria: We know that. She was terrified. We all were, but everything’s back to normal now. Harrison is home. Jordan is gone.

Claire: Yes, but summer thought that I had something to do with what jordan did. And I don’t blame her. She only knows the stories she’s heard about me.

Victoria: Well, that is because she refuses to get to know you. And if she spent any time with you at all, she would see that there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

Claire: And maybe that can happen in time, but I can’t push it. I think it’ll take time for all of us to realize that we’re finally safe.

Ashley: What are you even talking about? Of course, it’s me.

Tucker: Is it?

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: Because lately, whenever I speak to you, I think to myself, “which ashley am I speaking to?”

Ashley: Oh, god. What is it with you people?

Tucker: No, is it whoever you are for that day.

Ashley: Oh, right. So, I just changed my mind and suddenly I’m a completely different person. Give me a break.

Tucker: This has gone on too long now. I’m not the only one who’s noticed it. That’s why your friend, alan, came to town, is it not?

Ashley: Alan said I was fine.

Tucker: Because he’s worried about you.

Tucker: No, he didn’T.

Ashley: Alan said I was fine.

Tucker: You sent him away.

Ashley: You’re right. I did send him away. You know why?

Tucker: Why?

Ashley: He wanted to do something really inappropriate with me and then I made him leave.

Tucker: No, you sent him away because you’re afraid of what he’s gonna find out about you.

Alan: I just wanna stress that this is my opinion based on observation only. She needs a– a proper diagnosis in the clinical setting.

Jack: Of course, and we appreciate any insights you can share with us.

Traci: Especially since we couldn’t get her to go see a doctor.

Jack: Ashley has had issues in the past. You know that.

Alan: Yeah, um… you said that event was different. Could there be any similarities?

Jack: Completely different. Wouldn’t you agree?

Traci: Absolutely.

Alan: And when did you first start noticing these changes in behavior?

Jack: A while after she came back from paris, after the struggle with tucker.

Traci: Ashley stayed for quite a while in paris after the fight with tucker.

Alan: It’s hard to imagine something like this happening as the result of a breakup.

Traci: Alan, I know that we’ve both said that her behavior was very different in the past incidents, but is it possible that this has something to do with the brain tumor she had? Like a recurrence?

Alan: Well, um, she certainly should have a full medical exam, including a brain scan, but I– I don’t think this is a tumor. The symptoms just don’t fit.

Jack: You really don’t think this could’ve been triggered by her marriage ending?

Alan: Well, it could’ve played a role, but no, I think it has to be something more traumatic than that.

Jack: That some larger trauma happened in paris after tucker left?

Traci: And how are we gonna find out what that is? Ashley won’t talk to any of us.

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Claire: Between spending time with the kids at the hospital and harrison, I feel like I’ve found what it is I wanna do. I’ve been reading into the different schools of thought about early childhood education. It’s really fascinating. There’s so many different theories about what works best, and of course, different kids need different things, so it can take some time to find the right one.

Victoria: Oh, yeah. I mean, katie and johnny’s school is great like that. They tailor the process to each kid specifically, whereas katie has more essays, and johnny would have more project-based assignments.

Claire: Yeah, exactly, and then for younger kids, there’s the play-based approach to learning. I am seriously considering pursuing a masters in early childhood education.

Victoria: Ah, wow. So what is the play-based approach?

Claire: Okay, well, I’m oversimplifying, but basically, it’s getting kids to learn through doing, so they stay engaged because they’re having fun, and they’re using their imagination.

Jordan: He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery, and so if you can get me out of here, I’ll leave town, and I’ll never return, okay?

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Cole: Uh, excuse me, I’ll be right back.

Claire: I’ve never felt so passionately about anything in my life.

Victoria: I just love seeing you so happy.

Cole: Michael, it’s cole. I need to see you. How soon can you meet me?

Lily: Okay, you handle the introduction and I’ll pick it up from there.

Nate: And I will cheer you on from the sidelines. Here to answer any questions. What, I’m not late?

Lily: Barely.

Nate: I’m just trying to find a work-life balance, okay? Who doesn’t need a little fresh air every now and then?

Lily: I’m sure you can understand why I don’t like the idea of you and audra getting cozy.

Nate: You act like it’s some scandal to see me spending time with her. I haven’t kept our friendship a secret. I’m not offering her a job here, okay? Look, audra’s going through a rough time and I offered her my support.

Devon: Really? Doesn’t involve tacker, does it? ‘Cause I hope she’s not trying to pull you into a battle with him.

Nate: You have nothing to worry about on any front. We’re hanging out because we enjoy each other’s company. That’s all. Okay? And as for her rough time, yes. She broke things off with tucker.

Ashley: This wasn’t the romantic reunion I was hoping for.

Tucker: Oh, well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but believe it or not, I’m acting out of concern and affection for you.

Ashley: Oh, please, just save the bs.

Tucker: No, I’m not gonna save it. The real ashley would want to get help. She would want to heal.

Ashley: God, I am so sick of you and your sanctimonious crap. Just take it and shove it.

Tucker: Stop running away from this, ashley. Listen to me. You are not safe.

Belle: You tried it your way and you failed. Now, let go.

Tucker: Hey. What is wrong? My god. Ashley, ashley.

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Lily is worried about Nate’s judgement if he continues his flirty friendship with Audra. Nate later tells Devon and Lily that Audra has broken up with Tucker.

Jordan tells Cole that if he sets her free she will leave town and never return to Genoa City. Jordan tells Cole that, if he wants to, he can call the police so they can put her in a proper jail but he should turn Victor in to the police too. Cole calls Michael and tells Michael he needs to talk to him.

Alan tells Jack and Traci that he thinks Ashley went through another trauma in Paris after her argument with Tucker but he hasn’t found out what the second trauma is yet. Alan says it is important that Ashley get professional help. Tucker tells Ashley she needs professional help and the Belle personality tells Ms. Abbott to let go because her plan isn’t working.

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