Y&R Transcript Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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Christine: Hi.

Danny: Cricket, hey. Wow, um, how are you doing? I mean, I haven’t seen you since, uh–

Christine: Since I saw you kissing phyllis.

Danny: I am so sorry you had to witness that.

Christine: No sorrier than I was.

Danny: The whole thing was– it was a mess and I– that’s why I’ve been kind of laying low, you know, just, uh, focusing creatively.

Christine: Good for you.

Danny: I, uh– I’ve been in the studio working on the new album.

Christine: So, that’s why you’ve been so quiet?

[ Sighs ] Because to me, your, um– your silence speaks volumes.

Danny: Meaning?

Christine: You really don’t know what you want, do you?

Phyllis: Look who’s finally come for air.

Danny: Hey.

Abby: Aunt traci! Hi, you’re back!

Traci: Hi, honey. Yeah, I just got in.

Abby: Alone? Where’s my mom?

Audra: Why are you stalling? Why won’t you just tell me your plan?

Tucker: I’m not stalling, I’m just nuts for you. I got an idea. Let’s take a bath. I’ll tell you all about my plan in the bathtub.

Audra: See, now I know you’re dodging.

Tucker: I just wanted to make sure you were truly on board, is all. It seems like you are.

Audra: 100%.

Tucker: All right, we can talk business then.

Audra: Finally. All right, I want you to tell me what you have in mind for both of us. And don’t skip any details, tucker.

Tucker: Look at you, so desperately eager to find out what my master plan is.

[ Laughs ]

[ Jack sighs ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Nikki: Well, hello my friend.

Jack: Hey, where are you? How are you?

Nikki: You know, victor’s security guys, I guess, followed me, and then– then he showed up too.

Jack: Showed up where?

Nikki: You know, it is just so suffocating. Can’t I have a moment alone to just think?

Jack: Nikki, wherever you are, get out of there now, go home. You didn’t drive, did you?

Nikki: No, no, no, no, no.

Jack: Okay, that’s good. I’m sending a car for you right now. Text me your address.

Nikki: Jack, don’t– don’t– don’t send me a car. I, uh– I, uh, can take a– what do you call– a ride share.

Jack: I insist.

Nikki: Jack, please don’t send me the car. I’m– I’m fine.

Jack: Okay, stay right where you are, I am sending a car.

Nikki: Okay, see, you’re not really listening. Don’t send, uh– okay, okay. Oh, okay, send the car. I’ll, uh– I’ll be here.

Jack: Where are you?

Nikki: Well, I will send you the address when we hang up.

Jack: Make sure you remember to do that and– and text me when you get to the ranch. I’m at victor’s office now waiting to meet with him.

Nikki: Oh. What excuse are you going to use to have a meeting with him?

Jack: Uh, I’ve got to go. I’ll, uh– I’ll, I’ll catch up with you soon.

Victor: What do you want to tell me about my wife?

Jack: I hate that it’s come to this, but what’s happening is not fair to you and it’s going to end now.

[ Nikki sighs ]

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Victor: What do you want to tell me about my wife?

Jack: The other day, I knew you were suspicious. You knew I wasn’t just innocently interested in nikki’s condition. And no, we did not just run into each other at an aa meeting. I went there with her in case she needed someone to lean on.

Victor: So, my concerns were justified. In other words, she has more difficulty dealing with alcohol than she let on.

Jack: It may come as a surprise to you, but I have been acting as her sponsor.

Victor: Why didn’t I know about that?

Jack: Because nikki was adamant you not know about it.

Victor: I’m her husband. I’m worried about her.

Jack: Yes, she knows that. And that’s why she didn’t tell you. She does not want to be a burden.

Victor: That’s absurd.

Jack: Nikki loves you, victor, and she does not want to put you through this again.

[ Victor sighs ]

Victor: You know why she doesn’t? Because she knows I’ll be damn pissed off if I find out that you have become her sponsor.

Jack: She was thinking you wouldn’t understand. And apparently, she’s right. That’s why she wanted to keep this from you. She is dealing with enough guilt already right now. The last thing she needs is a confrontation about her choice as a sponsor.

Victor: I’m her husband, damn it. I’m worried about her.

Jack: Yes, and you should know about this. I have said this repeatedly to nikki from the very beginning. You should not be in the dark about her condition or her recovery.

Victor: All right. There’s one thing you and I can agree on.

Jack: Nikki needs your help right now. The stress alone from keeping this secret has put her in a very precarious position right now. She needs all the help that she can get.

[ Victor sighs ]

Traci: Honey, your mother decided that she wanted to stay in paris for a little while longer.

Abby: And you just left her there after everything she’s been through?

Traci: Well, I didn’t have much choice. She insisted that I come home. And you know your mother, she won’t take no for an answer. And I fought with her, and fought with her until I couldn’t fight anymore. But the good news is she’s not alone. She says she has a friend there that she can confide in, and that she can talk things through with.

Abby: A friend? Is this a friend that you met?

Traci: No, she didn’t tell me who. So, I thought that it was a really good idea if I come home and bring the family up to speed on what’s going on with ashley. I think she’s going to need us when she gets home. And I don’t think it’s going to be easy. So, we need to figure out some sort of coordinated reaction on how we handle this.

Abby: I’m sorry, aunt traci. Coordinated reaction? What happened in paris? I spoke to my mom briefly, but she didn’t give me much information.

Traci: Well, unfortunately, ashley didn’t get the answer she was expecting. When we talked to the waiter at the bistro, he corroborated tucker’s version of events.

Abby: How convenient for tucker.

Traci: I know, and your mother even went so far as to suggest that maybe tucker bribed the waiter.

Abby: Well, I wouldn’t put it past the guy.

Traci: Except I was there. I saw the waiter’s reaction firsthand. He didn’t seem nervous or duplicitous in any way. And I now believe that his and tucker’s version is the truth.

Abby: I have a hard time believing that tucker mccall can tell the truth about anything. How are we supposed to believe that he’s right, and that my mom has made such a massive mistake?

Traci: I thought that too. But there’s a little bit more to the story than even ashley knows.

Tucker: Come here. Take a look at these companies. Let me know what you think.

[ Audra clears throat ]

Audra: I see five companies listed here. Uh, they’re all fragrance and cosmetic businesses that are european-based. It looks like they were all once successful powerhouses, but have taken a financial hit lately. Two of them are on the verge of bankruptcy.

Tucker: Right. Which makes them all quite vulnerable, wouldn’t you say? And if none of them on their own are sustainable or have any cachet left, but if we fold them into glissade, you know, we could take quite a bite out of the market, and create a little powerhouse of our own that would rival jabot.

[ Audra scoffs ]

Audra: There it is. Yeah, i thought this wasn’t about jabot. That it was no longer on the table, or of any interest to you. But obviously, I was mistaken.

Phyllis: Well, I thought you vanished off the face of the earth. I was about to send out a search party for you.

Danny: Nope, I’m, uh– I’m still here.

Phyllis: Oh, great. Well, you didn’t answer any of my phone calls. I even talked to daniel and he wasn’t uttering a word as to where you were.

Christine: Smart man.

Phyllis: He is a smart man. Daniel is a smart man. Thank you very, very much, christine. Our son is so smart. You know, I remember when we were together, and you would get into your sort of artistic writing modes, and you’d have to, you know, go into your cave. You needed your own personal zone.

Danny: Yeah.

Christine: Yeah, of course he did, he was married to you. Who wouldn’t need as much personal space as they could get under those circumstances?

Phyllis: I’d like to think that I was an inspiration to you.

Danny: All right, all right. Uh, enough, okay? Um, I was telling cricket that I’ve been in the recording studio working on some new music. Yeah, and just really in the zone, as you would put it. Really, you know, wrapped up in the new material. And to answer your question, look, I, uh– I just want the dynamic between the three of us to end. I’ve really had enough. (Male announcer) an important message for americans age 50 to 85.

Phyllis: Oh, uh-huh. The dynamic between the three of us, really? This is fun.

Christine: And this is exactly what I didn’t want, I made it perfectly clear that I wasn’t into any kind of competition and I was right. That’s what this is, so why don’t you just come out, and say it?

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness. Always a lawyer. Wow, always building a case. Never letting your guard down.

[ Phyllis laughs ] I mean, you get points for that, for sure, christine.

Christine: I’m not gonna stand here and argue about this.

Phyllis: I’m not arguing.

Danny: Hey, come on, please, just–

Phyllis: Well, I’m not doing anything, danny. She’s badgering the witness. I mean, obviously, you have something to say. You should just let him say it, christine.

Christine: I know danny far too well and… I’m not sure that I want to hear what he has to say.

Phyllis: Mm, for once, we can agree on something.

Christine: I doubt that, sincerely.

Phyllis: Maybe you came here to admit that you have feelings for me. And you want to be with me. And that’s the last thing you want to hear, right, christine?

[ Christine sighs ]

Tucker: No, audra, you’re not mistaken. I have no interest in jabot. I just want to prove that this new and more powerful company, uh, can– can best jabot. We command more of their market share, lure away some of their customers.

Audra: Don’t you mean you want to prove it to ashley that you can do this? That she made a terrible mistake by walking away?

Tucker: Please focus on what I’m trying to tell you. I’m talking about consolidating six companies into one of the greatest, biggest, most powerful of its kind. And I’m offering you the chance to head it up. So, think about it.

Audra: So, what do you expect to get out of all of this?

Tucker: Just success. The company’s a huge success. And, uh, to be re-legitimized in the corporate world. And once glissade makes its debut, then, uh, all the dirt from the scandal will be washed away, and I’ll be a respected player again. And if you will do me the honor, my sweet, you’ll be right by my side.

Audra: So, this isn’t about running jabot out of business? That isn’t still your agenda?

Tucker: It’s a bonus. It’s not the goal.

Audra: Oh, not at all.

Tucker: Hey, what do you care if I get in a few humiliating slaps to jabot’s face? As long as we come out on top, that’s all that matters, right?

Abby: Aunt traci, what else is there? What did you find out?

Traci: I did a little digging of my own. I went back to the café and I asked around the staff if anybody else remembered the episode.

Abby: Okay, were– were there any witnesses?

Traci: Every single person I talked to who remembered it corroborates tucker’s version of events. This was not the violent scene that ashley seems to remember. There were no shattered glasses, no overturned chairs. Oh, they remember a loud argument, that’s for sure. But it wasn’t the confrontation that ashley seems to recall.

Abby: Okay, but I wouldn’t put it past tucker to bribe the whole city of paris to support his lie.

Traci: That’s true. But I no longer think that’s the case. I believe that what tucker described is what really happened. Don’t get me wrong, I know how diabolical he can be, but these people did not seem to be lying or covering anything up.

Abby: Well, what did my mom say when you told her?

Traci: I haven’t told her. Uh, she doesn’t know that I canvassed other witnesses. Honestly, I felt like it was a better idea to break it to her when she was home and surrounded by the family.

Abby: Look, everyone knows that I am not the biggest fan of tucker, but no one should be accused of something that they didn’t do, it’s just– my mom is so certain.

Traci: I know that. And that’s why I thought it was a good idea to prepare the family. We’re going to have to help her through this. This is going to be so unsettling for ashley when she realizes that the intensity of the argument she had with tucker is nothing like what she remembers.

Abby: This is just so unlike my mom. My mom is so methodical, and she doesn’t exaggerate. She doesn’t lie intentionally or unintentionally. I mean, how can the two stories be so different? How is my mom going to wrap her head around this?

Traci: It won’t be easy, but ashley is going to have to come to terms with this somehow, and the family is going to have to help her through it.

Abby: Okay, where do we start?

Traci: Well, I have to talk to jack, and I’ve been trying to find him all day. Have you heard from him?

Abby: No, I haven’T.

Traci: All right, well, if you do, tell him I’m back and I’ve got to see him as soon as possible.

Victor: Oh, man. Let me reconstruct this. She was in a bar somewhere, saw me come in, hiding from me. Then, she calls you, convincing you to lure me away to this meeting, right?

Jack: Yes, she called me. It was a shout out for help. I did not know where she was at the time.

Victor: She wanted to convince you to help her conceal her drinking from me.

Jack: Yes, when I got her garbled text message, I suggested that might be the case.

Victor: Jack, you knew damn well she was in some dive bar, getting loaded, getting drunk. And yet, you conceal this from me. You help her cover up. You’re not helping her. You give her permission to drink more. To give your teeth a dentist clean feeling.

Traci: Thank you. All right. As soon as I talk to jack, I will get back in touch with you, okay? All right, try not to worry, sweetie.

Abby: I love you.

Traci: Love you, too.

[ Abby sighs ]

Abby: Mom, hi, it’s me. I just talked to aunt traci and she told me what happened. Call me back when you can, or, um, better yet, come home. And mom, I love you.

Audra: It only matters if you let your obsession with ashley distract you from your ultimate goal. Again.

Tucker: Ashley, ashley. You’re obsessed with her.

Audra: Oh, don’T.

Tucker: Who’s jealous now?

Audra: Uh-uh, I’m not playing this little game with you.

Tucker: Mm. I’m not playing games either. I don’t have time for games.

Audra: Look, this idea of yours is a massive undertaking. If you can pull it off. And I agree. It would be a dream position for me. But where do you expect to get all the capital to scoop up all these companies?

Tucker: I’ve never had any problem raising capital.

Audra: Really now?

Tucker: Really. Mm-hmm. There’s a sea of it out there.

Audra: Mm.

Tucker: And I’m fishing with dynamite. That’s the fun part.

Audra: Oh.

Tucker: So, we talk business now?

Jack: Once again, you are way off base, victor. I am not encouraging nikki’s drinking. Quite the opposite. I am encouraging her sobriety.

Victor: By doing what, jack? By covering for her while she’s getting drunker by the minute?

Jack: I can’t rip the glass out of her hand. Instead of blaming me for nikki’s lapse, perhaps you should focus on what took her over the edge this time.

Victor: For heaven’s sake, jack, you don’t think I know? She’s my wife.

Jack: And I am her sponsor. She trusts me. And yes, she turns to me because she doesn’t have to worry about my feelings. Victor, she needs both of us. The question is, will you allow that to happen?

Victor: I’ve got to be very honest with you. I’m damn worried about her.

[ Phone ringing ]

Nikki: Oh, hi. I hope you’re coming for me, jordan. Yes, that’s right. I dare you. Because it’ll be the biggest, worst mistake you’ve ever made. I’ll wait for ya. Bitch. I’ll be waiting. I’m waiting. Okay, when you turn around, you’re gonna see someone.

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Phyllis: Come on, open up. Tell us what’s really in your heart. Christine needs to know. And so do I.

[ Danny sighs ]

Danny: All right, um… so here it is. I’ve been locked away in the recording studio for quite a while now and it’s given me a lot of time to think and to be really honest with myself.

Phyllis: Yeah. And that deep dive into honesty led you straight to me.

Danny: You both are incredibly special to me. You are. And I mean, come on, I mean, look at all the history we’ve shared together. What was and– and– and what is now. And– and, uh, my feelings have evolved through this.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Okay. What are you trying to say?

Christine: Yeah, what are you trying to say, danny?

Danny: I really want what’s best for phyllis. And I want to be there for her and help her in any way I can. And I want to be able to do this without all of this– this drama, without all of this.

Christine: Th– this? Like, you’re lumping me in with her– her– her game playing her need to win?

Danny: Look, I don’t mean to. I don’T.

[ Danny sighs ] I guess maybe I am.

[ Christine sighs ]

Victor: So, why now? Why are you coming clean about sponsoring my wife now?

Jack: Because I can see how much this is tearing you up. Worrying about a woman you love as much as you love nikki. Wondering where she is, how she is. How long this is going to go on, whether it’s going to change her or change you. That is the destructive nature of this disease, victor. Families suffer every bit as much as the person with the addiction.

Victor: Come on now, jack. Are you saying you’re doing this for me?

Jack: Yes, and there have been a number of close calls where I thought you might figure out that I was helping her, and I did not want you to find out that way. It wouldn’t be good for you, and it certainly wouldn’t be good for nikki. Listen, this secret alone is adding so much guilt to her already full plate.

Victor: But, jack, clearly what you’re doing is not helping her. She’s still drinking.

Jack: Come on, it’s been a short time. This change does not happen overnight. And for what it’s worth, there has been progress.

Victor: You call this progress?

Jack: Absolutely. She knows when she’s in trouble. She knows that she can call out for help. In fact, several times she has reached out to me before she reached for the bottle.

Victor: How the hell do you know that’s helping? Obviously not. She needs me. She needs our family.

Jack: Yes, she does. She needs you. She needs everyone’s help and then some. Victor, she does not want you to see how much she is struggling. She does not want you to know that she depends on someone else’s support than yours. But keeping secrets from those we are closest to is only going to make things worse, and that’s why I’m here. I don’t want this to get worse.

Victor: All right.

Jack: Nikki’s going to be furious at me, but if it helps you understand better what she needs, it will be worth it.

Victor: You know that I would never blame her for any of this?

Jack: And you should know that you and I have the same goal. We want to help nikki get a solid, stable sobriety again.

[ Victor sighs ]

Victor: All right. That is one thing we can agree on.

Jack: And perhaps we can agree that I am the right person to be her sponsor. I’m ideally suited to this, victor. I know from experience what she is going through and more important, what it will need to overcome this. This isn’t a short-term thing. Trying to stop her from taking one drink. No. This is a long-term process. The first month’s chip. The third month’s chip. Working the program. Working the steps. Digging deep. Trying to find the strength to do what it takes to be sober again. Nikki wants this. It’s important to her. That is the good news here. So, I am hoping you will allow me to do everything I can to help her.

Tucker: Ah, traci! Bonjour! Back from paris so soon?

Traci: Ah, tucker. You know, I find it very strange that you’re keeping track of my comings and goings.

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Traci: Tucker, you cannot talk about my sister anymore. Not with me. I’m not going to discuss with you her private thoughts or her feelings. And frankly, I don’t think you have any right to that information anymore. But you don’t seem to notice that you have no right to– to ask me for that information. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I’m a little disgusted.

Tucker: Oh. See, I remember a time when you could at least be civil with me, traci. Now just a friendly conversation is too much for you?

Traci: I am not going to get into this with you. Whatever the truth is, the bottom line remains the same. There is no connection between the tw–

Tucker: “Whatever the truth is?” The truth is exactly as I say it is. She created this false narrative to justify ending things with me, period.

Traci: All right, as I said, either way, things are finished between you and ashley. So, please, just move on and leave my sister alone.

Audra: Well.

Tucker: Well?

Audra: I can see that interaction certainly got under your skin.

Tucker: Actually, it didn’T.

Audra: No?

Tucker: No, really. Traci’s right. Ashley and I are finished. We’re moving on. The end.

Phyllis: Well, I was right. You do have feelings for me. When did you realize it? When I came to daniel’s apartment and you kissed me? Or when you played me your song and you kissed me again?

Christine: None of that is what he said.

Phyllis: Well, I heard a lot of what he said, and it was a lot of caring and unspoken things because he didn’t want to hurt you.

Christine: Guess what? I’m not going to stand here and get attacked by her.

Danny: Chris, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Please, just don’t do this, all right? I’m trying to bring the temperature down. I don’t want to make things worse.

Christine: Tell yourself what you want. You’re buying into her garbage.

Danny: What I feel for phyllis is friendship.

Phyllis: You kiss all your friends like that?

Danny: Look, don’t go and twist this, all right? I don’t condone what you did, okay? All these game playings and– and posting that video on social media. You shouldn’t have done that.

Phyllis: Oh, it was a song. It was beautiful. It was an incredible moment for me, like all the moments I spent with you.

Danny: You implied that there’s something romantic going on between us when you know clearly, there’s not.

Phyllis: I don’t know about that. Feelings are feelings. They are. Did you see how many likes it got, by the way?

Danny: I don’t care about the likes. That was for an audience of one.

Christine: Exactly.

Phyllis: Well, I think she knew how you felt before you even knew and I don’t think I’m making any of that up.

Danny: And she took the bait. Which is basically how you two relate to one another, right?

Christine: Okay, and I asked you this before. Don’t lump me in with her.

Danny: Look, I have been out of this, away, you know? Happily free from all kinds of romantic entanglements. And you know what? I’m finding that I actually like it. You know, maybe– maybe that’s the best way for me to live my life.

Phyllis: You don’t mean that, do you?

Danny: I care about both of you. I really do, all right? And the feelings are– are completely different. They really are. But that’s not enough for either one of you. You want to declare that we’re meant to be, and then you want to tell me that I can’t be friends with my son’s mother.

Christine: I never said that.

Danny: I have this great suggestion. Why don’t we all just take a step back, all right? Take a big, deep breath. And just… let this all cool off. All right? That, uh… I think that’s best for all of us. I really do.

Christine: You always seem to find a way to ruin everything for everyone around you.

[ Tense music ]

Phyllis: You don’t get to paint me out to be the bad guy here, christine.

Christine: If the paint fits.

Phyllis: I’m not ruining anything, by the way. Except maybe your eternal fantasy to be with danny.

Christine: You should know all about fantasyland, since you’re living in it.

Phyllis: Oh, poor bug. Really? Can’t you see that danny’s just not that into you? Especially since I seem to be a temptation.

Christine: Okay.

[ Christine laughs ] Oh, phyllis. You throw yourself at danny every chance you get. It’s– it’s embarrassing. And now, because he didn’t tell you to go to hell, he thinks he might be interested. And oh, look at you! You won’t take no for an answer.

Phyllis: Well, you should have respect for the man. He said he cares for me and those were his words, not mine.

Christine: Well, danny’s right about one thing. You need to take a deep breath and step back now.

Phyllis: Whoa. You’re such a control freak. So desperate. So desperate to hang on to danny after paul dumped you. You just need a rebound lover so you can stay warm at night.

Christine: You don’t want to go there, phyllis.

Phyllis: Really? Or what? You don’t scare me. If it’s war you want, it’s war you’ll get. And we’ll see who wins.

Christine: Okay. If that’s how you want to play it. Gauntlet thrown.

Audra: I find it so strange that someone as formidable as ashley can make people so protective over her.

Tucker: Oh.

Audra: Yeah, her sister was ready to tear you apart if you said one more word.

Tucker: That whole family, they just hate outsiders. Look at them. Look at jack. He’s the only one in a relationship. And they’ll drive diane away for sure sooner or later. They’ll exile her. Yeah. I was an idiot not to realize before how codependent they all are.

Audra: It finally sounds like you mean it. Like you’re ready to move on. Are you sure you’re ready to let go of the greatest love of your life?

Tucker: Ashley abbott is dead to me.

[ Tucker clicks tongue ] Do I need to do something to prove it to you?

Traci: Jack? Jack, are you home? Jack?

[ Traci sighs ] Jack, it’s me. Again. Listen, I’ve been trying to reach you all day. I’ve got to talk to you. We’ve– we’ve got to come up with some kind of a strategy to help ashley. Seriously, I– I am so worried. Please call me back as soon as you get this.

Jack: Victor, you have to understand, it is nikki that asked me to be her sponsor. This is her call, not yours.

[ Phone ringing ] Nikki, are you okay? Did the car come that I sent?

Nikki: I’m still here. I need your help.

Jack: Stay where you are. Don’t go anywhere. I’m on my way.

Victor: Whoa, whoa, wait, what happened?

Jack: She’s calling out for help. She’s still at the bar.

Victor: I’m coming with you.

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Devon: Five years in and you still have the coolest place in town, you know that?

Abby: Oh, well, I have the best kitchen staff and front of house, so I got very lucky.

Devon: I don’t think luck has anything to do with it. You’re successful because every aspect of this place has your touch on it. You’ve created something that people want to come back to over and over again.

Abby: Well, I like to keep people happy, customers and staff.

Devon: And talent is gold these days, so keeping your employees is also giving you a competitive advantage.

Abby: You know, I love it when you talk business to me. I find it very exciting.

Devon: Do you really?

Abby: Mm-hmm. Let me show you.

Devon: Ooh, I think your appointment just showed up.

Abby: Awesome. Wish me luck.

Devon: You won’t need any luck at all.

Tessa: Hi, am I too early?

Abby: Nope, you are right on time.

Lauren: Hi. Is now a good time?

Jack: No, great time. Please, thanks.

Lauren: Yeah, I know you’ve been wanting to discuss something with me in person for a while. I’m sorry for the delay. I had an unexpected trip to new york.

Jack: Not to worry. How are things at fenmore’s? Beyond the quarterly reports, which, by the way, were spectacular.

Lauren: Oh, well, thank you. Yes, everything is going like clockwork. Spring one is up, as you know, selling very, very well, and we have a jump on fall and holiday.

Jack: Well, I’m delighted to hear that because I have a favor to ask you.

Nick: So, according to your P.I., Jordan did not survive the fire.

Victor: Correct.

Victoria: So, she’s dead?

Victor: Well, possibly. It’s going to take weeks before the authorities will identify the bodies using dna.

Nick: So, what do they know?

Victor: Well, of all the inmates, six are unaccounted for.

Nick: So, they either haven’t found their bodies yet or they ran off during the chaos.

Victor: Yeah.

Victoria: Jordan could be one of them. Does mom know about any of this?

Victor: Well, unfortunately, it still upsets me she saw the news report, and she identified the name of the prison and it freaked her out.

Nick: How could it not?

Victoria: Are you wishing now that you had told her yourself when you first found out?

Victor: No, no, no. No, that would have upset her even more, you know? And we just don’t know if that jordan woman survived or not.

Nick: Well, there’s no evidence that she’s dead either. Which means she could be hitchhiking her way back to genoa city as we speak.

Victoria: That is a possibility. Therefore, we have to be on high alert until we know what’s become of her.

Victor: The thought is too terrible to contemplate, to be honest with you. But I assure you that I will do everything in my power to protect your mother. In fact, I will know wherever she is every minute of the day.

[ Phone ringing ]

Nikki: Nikki newman. Hello? Hello? Oh, thank god. No calls.

[ Phone ringing ] Leave me alone!

[ Nikki sobbing ] (Vo) welcome to lobsterfest. Is your party ready?

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Abby: Thank you so much for carving out time to meet with me.

Tessa: No, look, sure, of course.

Devon: How’s, uh, how’s aria been and her hearing aids?

Tessa: Oh, she’s doing so well. I mean, it’s changed her whole world. I mean, she’s so much more curious and engaged now.

Devon: I’m sure less cranky.

Tessa: Yeah.

Abby: Oh, that’s awesome. I’m sure you and mariah are so thrilled.

Tessa: Yeah, beyond. Thank you. Thank you for asking.

Devon: Of course. Well, I’ll leave you both to it and I’ll come back by for an update.

Abby: Perfect.

Devon: Love you.

Abby: Love you.

Devon: Tell mariah hello.

Tessa: Oh, I will. Bye, devon.

Devon: See you.

Abby: Please, have a seat.

Tessa: Okay. Well, I have to say I was curious by your invitation, but now I’m even more intrigued.

Abby: Oh?

Tessa: Well, it’s so nice to spend time with you. We don’t really get to do that very much lately. But I was surprised that you wanted to meet with just me and not mariah. Which means that this isn’t entirely social. Unless I’m wrong.

Abby: How are things at marchetti? Are you still modeling for them?

Tessa: Uh, yeah. It’s been a little slow lately.

Abby: Oh, is that typical?

Tessa: Yeah, I mean, fashion marketing is pretty cyclical. We already did all the digital and media work for the spring line. So, you know, there’s not much going on at the moment.

Abby: So, it’s not a full-time commitment?

Tessa: No. Uh, I would say it’s more sporadic. Does that have something to do with why I’m here?

Abby: I have a proposition for you.

[ Phone ringing ]

Victor: Yes? Was she driving or what? A ride share? What are you talking about? Have her followed, all right? As we discussed, discreetly. I want to know where she ends up. Is that clear?

Lauren: I mean, I knew she was struggling. I– I just hoped that she was doing better.

Jack: Well, things are improving, I think. She’s reaching out to me now sooner, you know, after the first drink. And sometimes, before she succumbs to the urge.

Lauren: Well, I would call that progress.

Jack: Yeah, it is. Only now at work, she has a predicament that could go all wrong.

Lauren: What’s going on?

Jack: Well, she doesn’t have a permanent assistant. She never replaced claire, and audra charles has now left newman media.

Lauren: That was fast. What happened?

Jack: A story for another day. In the meantime, nikki is having a bit of a tailspin. She’s without support, taken on an awful lot at exactly the wrong time. She wants to appear her normal, competent self, and I worry that the stress of trying to run a fast-moving division on her own while she’s fighting her addiction is a recipe for disaster.

Lauren: That’s untenable. I mean, but thank goodness, newman, I mean, they can hire the best in the business.

Jack: Right now, trust is paramount with nikki. And just some comfort in her daily duties.

Lauren: So, what’s the solution?

Jack: She needs someone who knows the cast of characters, who doesn’t need to be brought up to speed. Someone with kindness and discretion without being a pushover, without being easily snowed. And somebody who understands it’s a temporary job just until nikki can get control of her life again.

Lauren: Well, that’s quite a wish list. But it’s doable, I mean, for nikki’s sake.

Jack: I agree. And here’s where my favor comes in. Would you consider having your staff temporarily run fenmore’s while you step in to help nikki? Wanna know how I get this glow?!

Victoria: So that’s everything that dad told us about the fire and about jordan’s status.

Cole: Well, that’s pretty close to what I found out.

Victoria: Now what?

Cole: I spoke to claire’s therapist. So far, she hasn’t been told anything about what happened at the prison or that jordan might be out there.

Victoria: I guess that’s good.

Cole: I assume you want to protect her. Keep the news from her in case it could cause another setback.

Victoria: I take it you don’t agree?

Cole: Well, with the sentiment, I do.

Victoria: But you think that claire should know.

Cole: I think that claire is stronger. She’s wanting some agency, some– some control over her recovery. This is all just an illusion if we don’t respect her right to know the truth. She has to know the facts that her aunt could possibly be on the loose again or maybe even dead.

Victoria: You’re right. My gut instinct was to keep her in the dark for as long as possible, but that’s just not practical. It’s not fair to her at all. I mean, this is a national breaking story. Claire could go to watch the news in the common room and she could put it together for herself, I suppose.

Cole: I’m sure she would.

Victoria: Being hit with this kind of news while you’re all alone, I mean, it would just make everything worse. I think claire needs to know.

Cole: She needs to hear it from both of us. All right? Because we’re finally, I mean, slowly, we’ve earned her trust. Right?

Victoria: Right.

Cole: I think that lying to her now undoes everything that we’ve accomplished so far.

Victoria: You’re right. We’ll both be there for her to support her when she finds out about it. And even if jordan isn’t a danger, I mean, she needs to know that we would never keep anything from her. And she needs to be able to be aware and to have her guard up.

Cole: And know one thing. That woman will never hurt our daughter again. Not as long as there’s breath in my body.

Lauren: Well, first, thank you for your faith in me. Thinking that I could just parachute into this very unfamiliar situation.

Jack: Well, of course you could. You’re a pro. You’re a successful businesswoman with years of experience.

Lauren: But not in the media world.

Jack: Yeah, but you know the corporate world. You wouldn’t be producing news or editing publications. You’d be a backup for nikki on negotiations, contracts. You know, internal stuff. Stuff you’ve been dealing with already.

Lauren: I– I– I just don’t think I’m the right person for this.

Jack: Nikki needs someone she can count on. I would do this myself if she weren’t so adamant that victor not know I am involved.

Lauren: Wait, even as her A.A. Sponsor?

Jack: In any way at all. Believe me, I disagree with all of it, but I can’t seem to convince her her to allow victor into our arrangement. And you know what? Even if he knew, he’s not going to let me anywhere near a division of newman enterprises.

Lauren: Well, if he’s not going to let you, how is he going to let me?

Jack: Well, I can give you a few reasons. I think he’s fond of you. You’ve never been married to nikki and you’ve never been his sworn enemy for years on end.

Lauren: Well, that’s true. You got me there.

Jack: You’re tough and you know what she’s up against. Look, if you’d agree to this, I’m sure victor would not object.

Lauren: You’ve really thought this through.

Jack: I can’t help being protective, of both of you.

Lauren: And that means more to me than I can say. You know, I’ve been blessed with a very incredible management team who’s excellent at day-to-day, so I could step in for a little bit and still be available for the big things.

Jack: Is this sounding like a yes?

Lauren: Oh, well, I need to know how nikki feels. Have you even run this by her? I mean, is she going to be amenable or is she going to see this for what it really is? Me watching her to make sure she doesn’t take that first drink.

[ Phone ringing ]

Victor: Yes. What’s the name of the place? The empty glass lounge? Wait a minute, I think I know where that is. You stay there. I’m on my way.

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Nick: Where are we with the emerson contracts?

Adam: We’re in good shape. Legal is going over them one last time and then we’ll be ready to get signatures.

Nick: Great. Sounds like this acquisition is going to close in record time, which will of course please the old man. Adam.

Adam: Hm?

Nick: What’s your deal? You’ve been distracted all day.

Adam: Just personal stuff. Which I doubt you’re interested in since you’ve made it clear you want to keep things between us strictly business.

Nick: Yeah, I just said that to prevent us from falling back into old patterns.

Adam: Well, so far so good. Where do you want to start next? Do you want to talk about the H.R. Reorg?

Nick: I think I’d rather talk about what’s bothering you.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Nick, come on.

Nick: If you are having problems in your personal life, it’s bound to affect your work performance, like it is right now. Adam, things have been going great around here. I would prefer to keep you in that good place. So, if there’s something bothering you or anything you want to get off your chest, let’s talk about it. You will get no judgment from me.

Adam: Okay. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

[ Knock on door ]

Claire: Come in.

Victoria: Hi there.

Claire: Hey.

Cole: Hey. I hope we’re not interrupting?

Claire: Not at all. I am supposed to write down all of my thoughts and hopes and anxieties in my therapy journal to process trauma and create a sense of control. It’s nice to see you.

Victoria: It’s good to see you.

Cole: Yeah. So, how’s it going?

Claire: Overall, a little better, I think. I worked through some stuff in group this morning. Usually, I don’t say much, but for some reason, I felt more talkative today.

Victoria: That’s– that’s wonderful. Whenever I get upset, I find that it’s very helpful to talk things through.

Claire: It’s– okay, this isn’t just a regular visit. Something’s going on with you two. What is it?

Victoria: Claire, maybe you should sit down.

Claire: Okay.

Cole: There’s no good way to ease into this, so I’ll just start with what we know. There was a fire at south coast women’s prison.

Claire: In oregon, where jordan’s being held?

Cole: A number of the inmates perished, but have yet to be identified. Most survived, and jordan wasn’t among that group. And there’s a handful that are missing.

Claire: Missing? Which means what exactly?

Victoria: That they may have escaped.

Cole: It’s only been a couple of days, and things are still in flux. The authorities are investigating.

Claire: Oh, my god.

Cole: So listen, we know this is a shock, but there’s no confirmation of anything as of yet.

Victoria: We just– we wanted you to hear it from us first.

Claire: What are the odds jordan escaped?

Cole: I think that we should be prepared for anything.

[ Claire sighing ]

Victoria: What is it?

Claire: You’ve thought of it already, right? Jordan could have set the fire. I remember she told me more than once that in an emergency, fire could be the ultimate distraction.

Jack: You’d be doing a lot more than watching over nikki. Look, she knows I have been looking for someone to be her coo. She just doesn’t know that it was you.

Lauren: I see.

Jack: Look, she needs a right hand that she can depend on. And she would be thrilled if she has a friend she can truly trust.

Lauren: Well, it would be a fresh challenge. And I would hope that if fen needed help, that it wouldn’t be turned down. And like you said, it’s just temporary. I mean, I certainly wouldn’t walk away from fenmore’s completely.

Jack: In terms of schedule, we could accommodate just about anything.

[ Lauren chuckling ]

Lauren: All right. I’m in.

Jack: Wonderful. Let me get in touch with nikki and set up a meeting. Thank you.

Victor: Excuse me. By chance, have you seen a woman about 5’6″, blonde, blue eyes?

Bartender: What’s your question?

Victor: My question is, have you seen her and has she been drinking?

Bartender: Look around. The folks who come here, they value their privacy.

Victor: Really? All right. Um, will this help? I would’ve called yesterday.

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Abby: If all goes as planned, I will be joining the board at chancellor-winters. Jill has already approved the vote and devon doesn’t see any issues, so I’m as good as in. And I would like to be as involved their day to day as they will let me be. Especially since tucker is a loose cannon and they need all the help that they can get. Which means I will need someone here as the day manager. And since you’ve already worked here and you know how things operate, I was wondering if you would be interested.

Tessa: Oh, uh, wow. I haven’t done a lot of managing.

Abby: But you’re a problem solver and you’re great with people. And you know so many of our regulars that you could really give it that personal touch. I think you would be perfect for the job.

Tessa: Wow. I mean, I will need to think it over and just talk to mariah about it.

Abby: Of course.

Tessa: I am curious though. You’re a successful entrepreneur. You created something fun and lively. Do you really want to go back to the office?

Abby: Honestly, I’ve been feeling a little restless. This place is such a well-oiled machine. It doesn’t really need me here as much as it used to. And I thought about maybe opening another restaurant. But when devon and I talked about me joining the board, I don’t know, it made me very excited. So, how soon can you give me an answer?

Tessa: Tomorrow. You know, I’m feeling excited about this idea as well.

Adam: You know, connor found this school on his own and he came to us, wanting to be around kids with similar issues, as well as putting some distance between himself and genoa city, where his parents aren’t celebrities of the exact wrong kind.

Nick: So much pressure to conform at that age.

Adam: Yeah, well, connor was doing well at first. I mean, just a sense of relief of starting fresh. You know, not being the odd kid out anymore. But as time has gone on, even though he’s happier, he’s struggling in school. He’s drifting in class. He has trouble focusing. And his schoolwork is suffering. I mean, it seems to be a learning difference. They think maybe it’s a processing disorder, but nobody knows anything yet.

Nick: Is it serious?

Adam: It’s serious enough.

Nick: Sorry to hear that, adam. Sorry, man. Well, I guess my question is, what do you want? Or what do you think should be done?

Adam: I was angry at first. At the teachers. At the school. You know, I was ready to go down there and raise some hell. But sally and, uh, chelsea, they calmed me down.

Nick: Yeah, they are good at that.

Adam: Well, they see things the way that you do. You know, we gotta have faith in the school. And in connor, and he’s gotta have a sense of control on how to handle this. And he’s gotta know that we’re gonna work together as a team.

Nick: Well, for connor’s sake, I’m really glad you listened. Shows a lot of growth on your part, adam. You know, the fact that you were willing to listen to chelsea and sally and take their advice.

Adam: Yeah, well, I guess it’s something new for me. Putting my own feelings on hold for connor.

Nick: Yeah, it’s a tall order when your kid’s in pain. Even when it’s the best thing for him. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is just get in the car, go for a drive. Somewhere where you can scream your head off without, you know, causing any more problems.

Adam: Well, thank you for saying that.

Nick: I’ve been there a time or two.

Adam: I think that part of the reason I overreact is because there’s um, there’s a particular kind of loneliness when you feel ashamed of how you feel or just who you are. You know, I’ve felt like that for most of my life, and I never wanted connor to have a second of that. And there’s times that I still feel that way, but connor deserves to be at peace with himself more than I ever could.

Cole: Did it seem like jordan was just talking when she said that, or does she have a history of arson?

Claire: I have no idea. I never asked. But she said a lot of disturbing things that I wish she’d never put in my head. This? I wouldn’t put it past her. Huge fire. Complete chaos. She wouldn’t hesitate. She’d be proud of herself.

Victoria: Well, even if she was involved in the fire somehow or used it to her advantage to escape, she’s never coming near you again.

Cole: Listen, we’re gonna do whatever is necessary to keep you safe.

Claire: You’ve said those words before. And I thought they were just that, words. But I’m starting to feel that you really care. You want to protect me.

Victoria: You can absolutely trust that feeling, claire. Because it’s true. We care about you so much.

Cole: And as your father, it’s my job to keep you safe. You know, you went long enough without having anyone there to take care of you. And I don’t want you to ever be afraid again.

Claire: I’m not scared of jordan. I’M… angry, mostly. And filled with disgust, anytime I think of her.

Victoria: Well, that’s– that’s good. I mean, that is a good step in the healing process.

Claire: How’s nikki taking the news that jordan might have escaped? So with all these hilton honors points,

Lauren: All right, well, letw when nikki wants to meet and I will clear my calendar.

Jack: I can’t thank you enough.

Lauren: You already did. The day that I told you that I was over my head and I needed help, you stepped in without hesitation. And you became nikki’s sponsor. And that, my friend, is a big commitment.

Jack: It’s what we do for the people we love.

Lauren: That’s true.

Jack: Oh boy.

Lauren: What is it?

Jack: Nikki.

Lauren: “Call victor. Loot–” oh. “Lure him someplace to meet. As soon as possible. Please.”

Jack: Her texts are normally letter-perfect.

Lauren: She’s been drinking.

Jack: Oh, she is officially drunk and asking me to rescue her.

Lauren: Enable her is more like it.

Jack: Ah, what a mess.

Lauren: So what are you going to do?

Jack: It appears she’s left me little choice.

Adam: Look, I know that I– I brought that on myself. Feeling like I’m not a newman, that I don’t belong. So please don’t take that as an attack on you or victoria.

Nick: I won’T.

Adam: You have been making a real effort to give me a second chance and it means a lot.

Nick: Well, adam, you’ve been making an effort too. So, we’re even.

Adam: There’s something else that I’ve noticed is, when you’re watching your own child fight a battle against something difficult like this. You know, when you know that you’re powerless to fix it for them, it forces you to take on a new perspective.

Nick: Yeah, 100%, you know. Each and every one of my kids has put me through the wringer at some point. Whether it was, uh, you know, serious scrapes with the law or underage drinking. Or car wrecks. Or just, you know, shady companions being involved in a relationship where I knew it was going to be a disaster. They have all been involved in stuff where I knew they were going to get hurt and there wasn’t anything that I could do about it. And as a parent, that is tough to take and watch. Because it’s not like you can just pick them up out of any bad situation like you could when they were little. They gotta make mistakes. It’s the only way they can learn.

Adam: Yeah, I guess that’s true. I mean, noah, summer, faith, all of them. And yet somehow down the road, they’re all turning out okay.

Nick: Yeah. Pretty incredible, huh?

Adam: Not really, you know, given the dad they had.

Nick: No, no. I don’t take much credit for that.

Adam: Come on. You are the common denominator. You must have done something right.

Nick: Thanks. Might be the most sincere compliment you’ve ever given me.

Adam: Yeah, well, now, I’m– I’m about to give you another one. Because I am swallowing my pride and I’m asking you for any advice. Because I’m scared for connor so much that it hurts. So, I could, uh, really use some brotherly wisdom.

Victoria: My mother read about the fire online, so as you can imagine, she was pretty upset.

Claire: Nikki was always the target. As a way to make victor suffer. This must be so painful and frustrating for her. Has she been able to fight the effects of the alcohol jordan pumped into her?

Victoria: It’s been rough, but you know, she’s a strong woman. She’s been going to her A.A. Meetings and she’s been trying to get her old life back.

Claire: That’s good. I’ve had some nightmares about nikki getting into an accident because she was driving drunk. What jordan put her through, it just makes me really angry. And sad.

Cole: You know, this might be the first time that I’ve heard you put all of the blame on jordan. Not including yourself or drowning in guilt. Now, I am no expert, but to me, this sounds like another good step. Oh, here comes the bread guy.

Tessa: Talk to you tomorrow?

Abby: I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Bye.

Devon: Hey, see you. How’d it go?

Abby: I think she’s interested in being the day manager.

Devon: That’s fantastic.

Abby: Yes, and if she accepts, that means I am one step closer to joining forces with you at chancellor-winters.

Devon: Oh, that’s great. I’m happy that you’re so excited to join the team, even though nate seems to think that tucker’s lost interest in a takeover.

Abby: Ah, as happy as that would make me, I would not take nate’s word for it.

Devon: Oh, I agree.

Abby: And besides, tucker’s not the only reason why I want to join the board at chancellor-winters. I want to show you what I’m capable of in a corporate setting without anyone holding me back. And I want to have a say in dominic’s legacy.

Devon: And you know I’m all for that.

Abby: Mm. And at the top of the list is that I want to be more connected to you and to your world.

Devon: I love the sound of that very much.

Nick: Look, I know how hard it was for you to open up and ask for my– was it brotherly wisdom? Is that what you called it? Yeah. So, I will give you a straight answer.

Adam: Okay, lay it on me.

Nick: Just stay the course, man. Keep doing what you’re doing. Be cool, be calm. Trust the professionals, the teachers and the doctors at the school. But I would do my own research, if I was you, on what connor’s issues are and what’s going on with him. And get a second opinion. Talk to sharon. I know connor really likes sharon and she’s helped him before.

Adam: Yeah, that’s– that’s a great idea.

Nick: After you do all that, if you find out there’s a problem with the school or the way the faculty is treating connor, then you raise hell. And if you need a hand with that, you let me know.

Adam: Not too shabby. The advice. I’ll give it a whirl.

Nick: Let me know how it goes.

Adam: I will.

Claire: I’ve been working pretty hard with my therapist to understand the relationship I have with jordan. The woman who stole me from my family and then neglected to act like a mother. Or even pretend to love me. I have had my goal in therapy to let go of the guilt and accept that I was manipulated for years by a mentally ill adult who had control over my mind. The doctors say I’m doing well. And it will just take time to undo the damage that she did.

Cole: You’ll get there. I have complete faith in you.

Victoria: It seems that our daughter is starting to heal, on all fronts.

Bartender: That woman you described, she was here. Couldn’t say for sure what she was drinking.

[ Phone ringing ]

Victor: Yes.

Jack: I need to meet with you, it’s urgent.

Victor: I have no time.

Jack: It’s about nikki.

Victor: All right. My office in 15 minutes.

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Danny tells Christine and Phyllis that he needs to take a break from both of them. Christine and Phyllis argue about Danny after he leaves Crimson Lights. Christine and Phyllis decide that they will fight to win Danny’s heart and may the best woman win.

Traci returns home from Paris and tells Abby she talked to other people who worked at the Paris bistro where Ashley and Tucker had their argument and they all backed up Tucker’s version of the argument. Traci leaves a message for Jack because she is worried about Ashley. Traci tells Jack the family needs to come up with a strategy to help Ashley.

Tucker tells Audra he wants to buy five cosmetics companies and merge them with Bliss to create a large company that will compete with Jabot.

Jack tells Victor that he is Nikki’s sponsor and Jack persuades Victor they both need to work together to help Nikki regain her sobriety. Nikki gets a call on her phone and the person on the other end plays the Kittens Bounce song again.

A drunken Nikki tells Jordan to come and get her because she will be ready for her. Nikki calls Jack and tells him she needs help. Jack hangs up the phone and tells Victor Nikki called him from the bar asking for his help. Victor and Jack leave Victor’s office and head to the bar to help Nikki.

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Abby asks Tessa to consider becoming the day manager of Society since she needs someone to run the restaurant since she will be taking a job on the Chancellor Winters board.

Adam tells Nick about Connors learning difficulty and Nick advises him to trust the teachers and the school but talk to Sharon and get her opinion on Connor’s learning difficulty. Adam thanks Nick for his wise advice.

Cole and Victoria tell Claire about the fire at the prison where Jordan was being held and that Jordan could have escaped or is dead. Claire thinks Jordan could have set the fire, so she could escape from prison. Cole and Victoria are happy that Claire is making progress because she now understands that Jordan controlled her mind and manipulated her to do the things that, she did to them.

Jack persuades Lauren to become Nikki as COO at Newman Media until Nikki’s recovery is more solid. Nikki continues to get phone calls where nobody says anything and she thinks it’s Jordan calling her. Nikki leaves her office and takes a rideshare to the Empty Glass Bar and has some drinks.

Victor gets a call from his security person who is following Nikki. The security guy tells Victor that Nikki took a rideshare to the bar so Victor heads to the bar to look for Nikki. Nikki sees Victor when she comes out of the bathroom at the bar and she hides from him. Nikki sends Jack a text message asking him to call Victor and lure him away from her location. Jack figures out Nikki is drunk and hiding from Victor since Nikki misspelled a word in her text message. Nikki is always letter perfect when she sends a text message. Jack calls Victor to tell him they have to talk about Nikki.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, February 5, 2024

Young & The Restless Transcript


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[ Phone ringing ]

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Chelsea: Hello, adam.

Adam: Hi, I’ve given connor’s situation some more thought.

Chelsea: Me too.

Adam: So, how do you want to handle this, do you want to drive there together?

Chelsea: I don’t think we should go.

Adam: What is that supposed to mean?

Chelsea: The last thing he needs right now is you running up there.

Adam: He has to know that he has my support. If you don’t want to go, that’s your decision, but I’m going. I already called him.

Chelsea: You did what? What did you say?

Adam: I left him a voicemail and I told him to call me back. I want to talk to him directly and tell him that I’m on my way.

Chelsea: Adam, just do me a favor, okay? Do not speak to connor or go anywhere until we can discuss this together in person.

Adam: Fine. I’m at society.

Chelsea: Okay, I’ll be there as soon as I can.

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Billy: I take it that was adam and he hasn’t changed his mind.

Chelsea: No, he hasn’t changed his mind, he plans to go straight to the school and yank connor out.

Billy: Just like him. Add fuel to the fire.

Chelsea: I have to stop him.

Billy: I know. I get it. Just do me a favor, okay? Take a breath.

[ Chelsea breathes deeply ] Just enjoy the tea with me for a second. Because we both know if you go hard on adam–

Chelsea: He’ll dig in, and make things worse.

Devon: Well, sharon, we really appreciate all the presentations that your team sent over on how our companies can partner.

Nate: Yes, yes, you’ve done a great job positioning cassidy first technology.

Sharon: Well, thank you. We, uh, put a lot of time into these proposals, and I made it a priority because I really believe that we can do great things with chancellor-winters. Our tech and your content. But I know that pitch decks only go so far, so I wanted to meet in person to see if there’s anything else I can answer for you. Um, are we waiting for billy?

Devon: We’re not, no, just going to be us today, and i think you’ve already addressed our follow-up questions.

Sharon: Great. Well, I hope that means you’re ready to make a deal.

[ Traci sighs ]

Ashley: Ca va?

Traci: Oh, oh, oh.

Ashley: I’m sorry I’m late.

Traci: I’m so glad to see you, I was afraid maybe you had changed your mind about meeting here. I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t blame you, of course. You sure you don’t want to go somewhere else? This place must be very triggering, you know? A constant reminder of the fight with tucker.

Ashley: Well, actually, what’s triggering is being told that my memory’s wrong.

Traci: Yes, very upsetting, I’m sure, um, the possibility that you might have exaggerated tucker’s anger. Memories can be tricky.

Ashley: Yeah, I didn’t exaggerate anything at all. It’s good that I’m back here, so I can remember what happened. What really happened. I can look that– that waiter in the eye, and I know that he’s lying because tucker paid him off. Did I tell you that tucker actually suggested that I come back to this cafe, and question the waiter? Clearly, a setup.

Traci: Well, I certainly wouldn’t put it past tucker to try to pull something like that. It’s what he does.

Ashley: Exactly.

Traci: I do think that we should prepare ourselves for another possibility.

Ashley: And what would that be?

Traci: That he didn’t pay them. That they’re telling the truth.

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Ashley: I can’t believe that you’re actually taking tucker’s side, and giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Traci: I’m not taking tucker’s side, I’m– I’m sure that his– his anger was terrifying. I’m just questioning whether he paid off the staff.

Ashley: Mm-hmm, well, you know that he’s capable of anything and everything, right?

Traci: Agreed, but did he do this particular thing this time?

Ashley: Of course he did, traci. When I called him to confront him, he basically doubled down.

Traci: You called him?

Ashley: Yes. He will do anything at all. He just wants to punish me. He wants to make me pay because I didn’t cut ties with jabot. And he’s such an egomaniac. He’s– he’s threatened by the thought that i could actually love anybody more than him.

Traci: Well, of course that’s absurd, ashley, you have a huge heart. And I am here to help you protect it.

Ashley: It would help me if you would trust that I know what I’m talking about.

Traci: Of course I trust you.

Ashley: Because he’s capable of anything, like I said. He would have no qualms paying off an entire waitstaff, let alone one waiter. His whole life revolves around revenge. That’s what he’s doing. He’s trying to make me think that something’s wrong with me just to get back at me. Well, it’s not going to work! I’m on to him! Sorry. I’m so sorry, I’m ruining this night, aren’t I?

Traci: No. No, it’s fine.

Ashley: I am. We’re in paris. I’m with my sister. I’m not going to let tucker ruin this, too, okay? I’m sorry. Let’s get some wine.

[ Traci laughs ] Garçon?

Devon: I’m glad that you wanted to meet with us in person because I know how easy it is to get distracted by outside concerns. But, uh, I think that we are ready to make some decisions about the deal today. Right, nate?

Nate: Yes, yes. Absolutely. Uh, we’ve run it by lily, but we’re still waiting on billy and jill’s final sign-off.

Sharon: They haven’t agreed?

Devon: They have to the partnership, but we still just need to run by the specific points with them, and I’m very confident we’ll be able to get you the paperwork you need by this afternoon.

Sharon: That would be amazing. I know no deal is really done until the paperwork is signed, but I have to say, I’m optimistic.

Devon: I am, too, I really am, as long as you guys like what we send to you, I don’t see why we can’t get this partnership solidified within the next few weeks.

Sharon: That sounds great. Okay, well, I better get back to the office, and prep my team.

Devon: Yes.

Sharon: This is exciting!

Devon: It’s very exciting. I think this partnership makes perfect sense. Thank you for having that dream.

[ Nate laughing ]

Sharon: Sometimes, our unconscious bubbles up some inspired ideas.

Nate: Well, with any luck, we’ll be sipping on some different bubbles very soon.

Devon: Yes. We’ll be in touch. Have a good rest of your day.

Sharon: You, too.

Devon: Well, congratulations, man, looks like this is the first big deal you’ve landed since being back.

[ Nate clears throat ] What the hell is going on between you and audra?

[ Nate sighs ]

Audra: Are you staring at me to distract from the fact that devon’s over there ignoring you?

Tucker: Is devon here? Ah, there he is. What do you know?

Audra: Yeah, very funny.

Tucker: I only have eyes for you right now.

[ Audra chuckles ]

Audra: Sorry, but this just doesn’t sound like the tucker I know.

Tucker: I’m serious. I feel so close to you right now. Closer than I ever have. Do you not feel the same?

Audra: I– I feel a shift in our dynamic. I just hope it lasts.

Tucker: “A shift in our dynamic,” wow. You’re such a poet, audra. I think you’re still on guard about ashley.

Audra: Oh, god. Yeah, well, I know you very well. And I’m realistic. So, yes, I am on guard.

Tucker: Give me your hand. Give me your hand. I meant what I said upstairs. I choose you in all ways possible. It’s you and me from now on.

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Chelsea: Thank you so much. Yes, that approach makes sense. I will speak to his father and fill him in. Okay. Bye-bye. Oh, see? This is why I love that school.

Billy: They’re on top of things.

Chelsea: Yes, they said they will keep an eye on connor. They will work on getting him back to his sleep schedule, and they’ll make sure he’s eating again because he’s been so upset that he hasn’t been able to think about food.

Billy: That’s good. Just get him back to basics. He’ll be all right.

Chelsea: The way they explained things was really, really helpful, so I just have to make adam understand it’s not the right time to go visit connor. Let’s see if he takes their advice.

Billy: You want me to join you for moral support?

Chelsea: I would love that, but I think that would set adam off even more. Thank you for the tea and the advice.

Billy: Of course.

Sharon: Hey there.

Chelsea: Oh, sharon. Hi. Congrats again on your launch.

Sharon: Thank you. Thank you so much.

Chelsea: I want to hear more about it, but unfortunately, I have to run, I’ll– I’ll see you soon, though. Wish me luck.

Billy: I’ll check in with you later.

Chelsea: Okay.

[ Billy sighs ]

Sharon: So, how are things going?

Billy: Uh, yeah. Everything’s good. Chelsea’s just dealing with some co-parenting issues.

Sharon: Well, I hope connor’s okay.

Billy: I think he’s going to be just fine. Of course, adam is handling it the way you would expect adam to handle it.

Sharon: Is that why, uh, you weren’t at the meeting today with devon and nate?

Billy: What meeting?

Sharon: To finalize the partnership.

Billy: I wasn’t aware there was a meeting. And I don’t have anything in my calendar. Who set this meeting, sharon? Because I assume that I should have been a part of it.

Sharon: Well, I had reached out to devon, but I just assumed you’d be there.

Billy: Yeah, well, nothing’s getting finalized without me, so I assumed I should have been there, too. But I guess devon doesn’t agree.

Sharon: Oh, well, I don’t think it was anything like that. Um, and nothing has been finalized. He said that he’s going to run the numbers by jill and you, and then send them over later.

Billy: And yet no fresh emails, and my phone isn’t ringing.

Sharon: Are you and devon having some kind of a conflict? Because if there’s going to be issues before this partnership even gets off the ground–

Billy: It’s nothing like that. We’re just figuring out how to work together again. That’s all it is.

Sharon: As long as it’s not going to be contentious.

Billy: It’s all about collaboration for me.

Sharon: Uh-huh.

Billy: Look, if I get my feathers ruffled because of a missed meeting, that’s one thing. I just don’t want it to get to my mother, okay? So, I will remind devon that I need to be kept in the loop. Other than that, everything is going to be just great.

Nate: There’s nothing going on between audra and me.

Devon: Then, why do you keep looking over at her?

Nate: She and i worked closely together. I just hate to see her get sucked back into tucker’s drama again. I thought she’d finally shaken him off.

Devon: Yeah, but who cares? She’s a grown woman. And after everything tucker’s done, I’m sure she’s aware of it. And the fact that she’s sitting over there holding his hand should tell you all you need to know about her.

Nate: You may be right.

Devon: I am definitely right. And I would recommend that you steer clear of her. Because she’s nothing but drama. And you don’t need her drawing you back into a place that your family doesn’t want you to be in.

Audra: You’re not really a public display of affection guy.

Tucker: You haven’t pulled your hand away.

Audra: I don’t hate it.

Tucker: Mm.

Audra: But that doesn’t mean you can distract me from business.

Tucker: Ugh.

Audra: So, what happens now?

Tucker: Well, bringing you back changes my original plan, so I’ll have to do some thinking about it.

Audra: Work it out together? It shouldn’t be that hard. After all, I was going to run glissade when your plan was to fold it into jabot. So you must have had a plan when you first asked me to join you. Okay, come here. Look, everything you wanted to have with ashley, you can have with me. Only it will be real. Not some fantasy or unattainable ideal. Hey, if I’m in, I am all the way in. And you claim you are too.

Tucker: 100%. Never doubt that. And I’m glad to be there. But right now, can we just bask in the afterglow? Being us, over a nice lunch, without talking business?

Audra: Yeah, of course. Just remember, you make promises. And I’m going to make sure you remember every single one of them.

Tucker: Yes, ma’am.

[ Tucker sighs ]

Ashley: Sorry about that. Oh, tucker just upsets me.

Traci: I wish that you could see that when you let him do that, you let him win. I really don’t like that you called him. The only way to take back control is to not think about him at all.

Ashley: I was trying to do that, that’s why I came here, was to get closure. Instead, I was just faced with a bunch of tucker’s new lies. I just have to go in another direction.

Traci: Well, I hope that direction includes exorcising him from your thoughts and moving on with your life.

Tucker: I’m done. Goodbye, ashley. Go to hell.

Traci: Ashley? Pain hits fast.

Traci: Ashley. Oh, I knew that coming here was a mistake.

Ashley: I keep thinking about tucker’s version of what happened here and he’s wrong. It did not happen that way.

Traci: Okay, you know what? Why don’t we go get on that jet and go home? We’ve learned all we can here. Why stay the night?

Ashley: Yeah, I’m not ready to give up or go home.

Traci: But what else is there for us to do?

Ashley: If tucker can get the waiter to lie, then maybe I can get him to tell the truth.

Traci: And how are you gonna do that? Offer him your own bribe?

Ashley: Of course not. I could pay him for his time.

Traci: Ashley, any waiter who can be bought by the highest bidder is never going to tell you the truth. I think we have to face the possibility we’ve reached a dead end here.

Ashley: I’m not accepting defeat.

Traci: I wish you wouldn’t think of it as win or lose. How about moving on with your life? Ashley, the waiter lied or he didn’t lie. We’re not going to know unless we hook him up to a lie detector test.

Ashley: Well, I could make the suggestion.

Traci: Please, you’ve got to find a way to let this all go and I will do everything in my power to help you. And so will jack, and so will billy. Come on, let’s just go home.

Ashley: Please.

Traci: Surrounded by people who love you.

Ashley: Stop treating me with kid gloves, please. What, you think I’m going crazy?

Chelsea: Thank you for waiting.

[ Adam clears throat ]

Adam: Mm-hmm, of course. Nothing is more important than our son.

Chelsea: I know how much you love him, adam. And I– I know that’s why you get so, uh, intense.

Adam: Yes, yes, I overreacted when I first heard, I threatened to pull him out of the school, but it’s only because I care about him so much.

Chelsea: We both do. And that’s why we have to do what’s best for connor.

Adam: Agreed.

Chelsea: Okay, uh, well, i spoke to his guidance counselor and the head of the school, and they are going to put some protocols in place. They’re going to make some accommodations. Get him some more tutoring. And, uh, evaluate him to figure out what’s going on. So, it is a long process and when you’re diagnosing a learning difference, it does take time. And, um, it’s very specific. So they think that we should wait until parents weekend to go visit.

Adam: And you made all of these decisions already without me?

Chelsea: Um, no. Actually, I was just getting advice as to what to do here. Um, I just needed their advice as to what to do and make sure and clarify that we should wait before we go visit our son at school.

Adam: You mean you were getting more ammunition to back up your opinion?

Chelsea: I think that creating conflict is probably not a good thing for our son right now is what I’m saying.

Adam: Or, in other words, you think that I’m going to make a scene.

Chelsea: Adam, you just admitted that you overreacted when I told you about this in the first place.

Adam: That’s because I’m playing catch up, responding to partial information.

Chelsea: What are you talking about? I’m here talking to you so we can be on the same page.

Adam: Okay, do I get any input?

Chelsea: Of course you get input.

Adam: Connor called you, you called the school, and now you are making decisions about connor before anybody has consulted me.

Chelsea: If you just listen to me–

Adam: Chelsea, he has two parents. You don’t get to call all the shots.

Nate: You still think I’m one slip away from betraying our family again, after all I’ve done to repair things.

Devon: Well, listen, something caused you to betray us before, right? You didn’t just do it. And I suspect that your weakness has to do with the temptation of wanting more.

Nate: What is that supposed to mean?

Devon: It means that having ambition is fine and great as long as it doesn’t cloud your judgment and lead you to make bad decisions that only serve yourself and not the company that you work for. And victoria was the road to you doing that. And from what I’ve seen, it just– I feel like audra presents that same temptation.

Tucker: You think you’ll ever really trust me?

Audra: You’re the one who taught me to never fully trust anyone. I know you don’t trust me. You suspect I have my own agenda.

Tucker: Yeah. That’s part of the thrill. How alike we are. How we keep each other on our toes.

Audra: Well then, where does that leave us?

Tucker: Hm. In our happy place. Ah. I don’t want you to ever tell me your plan of your own accord. I want to figure it out on my own. It’s much more thrilling for me.

Audra: Look, I’m not sure being constantly suspicious of each other is as romantic as you think it is.

Tucker: Oh, well, what could be more romantic? We thrive on– on mystery, on piecing everything together. And there’s always the chance we could seduce information from each other. I certainly look forward to doing that with you. I look forward to everything with you.

Audra: Salud.

Tucker: Salud. (Vo) if you have graves’ disease,

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Devon: All right. We should get back to the office so we can get jill and billy to sign off on these numbers and get them to sharon.

Nate: I’m actually surprised billy didn’t show up for this meeting. Was he tied up?

Devon: Uh, no. No he wasn’T. I just figured that you’d been running the numbers and working it, so we’d keep the meeting tight. What?

Nate: I mean, I’m flattered. I’m just wondering how billy would take that.

Devon: I mean, there’s nothing to take. There’s– there’s no reason for the three of us to meet. Sharon didn’t bring her executive team.

Nate: True, but she brought the idea to the two of you in the first place, didn’t she?

Devon: She did. Yeah. But this is just one of many meetings over the course of this partnership, so he’ll be at the next one.

Tucker: Yeah. Devon’s resolve is impressive. He doesn’t even glance my way anymore.

Audra: See? There it is.

Tucker: What?

Audra: I mean, you claim it doesn’t hurt, but you’re not as cold-blooded as you pretend to be.

Tucker: Hey, I– i tried to repair things with him. If he doesn’t want me in his life, I can’t force the issue. Nate, on the other hand, he couldn’t keep his eyes off you. I don’t think he liked, uh, you giving me the time of day. He seemed to hate it.

Audra: Or maybe he just hates you.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: But he wouldn’t be the first, would he? Nah, he’s obviously got a thing for you. Those, uh, those trysts you said you two were having. Truth?

Audra: Do you really want to know? Wouldn’t that break our rules of engagement, of keeping each other guessing?

Tucker: I think that applies just to business.

Audra: Ah. You’re jealous.

Tucker: Yeah. Maybe a little. He is younger and better looking than me. But I’m still curious as to why he was shooting daggers our way.

Audra: Nate’s just a friend. Yeah, I know you don’t know what those are.

[ Audra laughs ] But friends are protective of each other.

Tucker: And what is nate protecting you from, exactly?

Audra: You.

Tucker: Yeah. Little does he know, I’m putty in your hands.

Audra: Mm. He just wants to make sure you don’t wield any undue influence over me.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. And, uh, just how much influence does nate wield over you?

Audra: Never as much as you.

Adam: Thi– this is why I need to go to the school. And I need to talk to connor and the school staff myself because nobody seems fit to include me.

Chelsea: Oh, okay. I see what this is about. Your ego is bruised because connor called me first. For god’s sake, adam, he’s a kid!

Adam: Yeah, and that’s why he shouldn’t be alone to deal with this, chelsea.

Chelsea: You think I don’t want to run to that school and hug connor so tight and tell him everything’s going to be okay? Of course I do.

Adam: Okay. Then let’s do it.

[ Chelsea scoffs ] Why are you fighting me on this? Why are you acting like this is the worst idea in the world to go reassure our son who is hurting right now? You were the one who told me how upset he was on the phone. Okay, I need to see him, and I need to reassure him that everything is going to be okay.

Chelsea: It’s not about you! Ugh, adam, it’s no– it’s not about you. Put yourself in connor’s shoes. He is struggling. He was just told he needs learning accommodations at a school he was going to because he felt different. So, no, we’re not going. The school says it will make him feel worse, it will put a spotlight on him and that is the last thing he needs.

[ Chelsea sighing ] I’m sorry. I was trying not to lose my cool.

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Adam: No, it’S… you’re– you’re absolutely right. My late father-in-law lit up a room,

Chelsea: You think I’m right?

Adam: So is the school. Turning this into a big deal, making it some– some tragedy is not the way to go. It just kills me to think that he’s beating himself up over this or he’s depressed and he’s overwhelmed. And us not being there, it’s the worst.

Chelsea: But we will be there for him. In the right way, at the right time.

Adam: Thank you.

Chelsea: For going off on you?

Adam: For pushing me to– to see what’s best for connor.

Chelsea: Sometimes, it’s hard to know what that is. Adam, you don’t think I hate the fact that connor sought out this school in the first place because of me?

Adam: What? No, chelsea, no, I’m– I’m not going to let you blame yourself for connor’s issue. Okay, I get that instinct. I do it too. And sally helped me see that. You were right. Yes, I was upset that connor called you first, but it wasn’t because of my ego. It was because I felt like I let him down. If I had just been a better father, you know, hell, if I had– had just been there for him when he was little.

Chelsea: Sally’s right. Connor knows how much you love him. So do I. I have to be honest with you. I’m– I’m surprised to see you come around like this. In the past, you…

Adam: Probably would have dug in and doubled down.

Chelsea: Yeah, exactly.

Adam: I’m working on controlling my less than productive tendencies.

Chelsea: Oh, well look at you.

[ Phone ringing ]

Adam: It’s connor. What do I say? You want to wait? Should I call him back?

Chelsea: Answer it. Let’s talk to him together.

Adam: Connor, buddy. I’m here with your mom.

Billy: Hey.

Devon: Hey, billy.

Billy: So, I heard you had a meeting with sharon about finalizing the partnership.

Devon: Yes, we did. And it went really well, actually. And nate has some numbers to share with you and jill, so we can get them back over to sharon as soon as possible.

Billy: Seems like something I should have been a part of. Sharon agrees, actually. Is there a reason why I was excluded?

Devon: You weren’t excluded on purpose. The meeting just came together quickly and I knew we wanted to keep the ball rolling, so I made it happen. We didn’t sign any contracts or anything like that.

Billy: Well, you can’T. Not without me.

Nate: Uh, billy, if you have any issues with the numbers, uh, we can adjust. Nothing’s been set in stone.

Devon: Yeah, nobody’s making deals behind your back. We told sharon that we have to run all the points by you and jill. And I think you’re going to be really impressed, too, because nate’s done a fantastic job.

Nate: This is going to be an exciting venture. Lots of potential.

Billy: Great. Happy to hear that. So let’s just chalk it up to a scheduling mishap. Make sure it doesn’t happen again. Because this is all about collaboration, right? That’s how we keep chancellor-winters strong.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: Agreed. Mm-hmm.

Billy: Great. Because I don’t think we’re free of tucker’s threat. So, let’s get this deal done as soon as we can, so we become so big that he can’t mess with us. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting of my own. Give me those numbers when you can, and I’ll get to them. Thanks, guys.

Devon: Yep.

Traci: I swear, I am not implying there is anything wrong with your mental state. I’m just saying, tucker has worked his way into your head. He’s taking up undeserved space there. He’s not worth it.

Ashley: Damn right, he’s not.

Traci: And I really believe that it would just be better for you to move on, surrounded by your family. Staying here in paris, it’s just reminding you of the trauma.

Ashley: Yeah. You’re not wrong. This place has a lot of bad energy. I can’t wait to be rid of it.

Traci: Oh, thank god. Thank god. Let’s go home. I will call the jet.

Ashley: I’m not ready to go. I’m not leaving. To 50 years with my best friend.

Chelsea: Okay, mister. Well, we can’t wait to see you over parents weekend.

Adam: Yeah, you got this. We love you.

Billy: I take it that’s connor. How’s he doing?

Chelsea: Yeah, he sounded good, right?

Adam: Uh, he’s a little shaky, but I think he’s on board with the school’s plan.

Chelsea: Yeah, well, he sounded a lot better than the first time I spoke to him, so…

Billy: Great. Glad to hear that.

Adam: I think he’s relieved that there’s a solution. He seemed to relax a little bit when he realized that other kids deal with similar issues.

Chelsea: Yeah, and we’re going to set up a schedule for video calls so we can check in on him every once in a while.

Adam: Low-key. Not to make it seem like there’s anything wrong.

Chelsea: Yes. Just to show support and tell him how excited we are for our next visit.

Billy: Well, that’s great. Sounds like a very solid plan. I have to say, it’s really nice to see you both in a cooperative space.

Adam: In other words, you think I would revert to form and run up there and blow up?

Billy: In one word, yeah.

Adam: Well, luckily, chelsea helped me see that that was not the way to go.

Chelsea: Actually, I’m the one that went off on adam this time.

Adam: Well, in a good way, for good reason. I assume you know how lucky you are to have her in your life.

Billy: I do indeed.

Nate: Do you agree with billy about tucker still being a threat to the company? I’ve been focused on your personal relationship with tucker. Wasn’t thinking in terms of him coming after chancellor-winters.

Devon: Well, business and… personal, family, are one and the same for tucker, so…

Nate: So, you are worried?

Devon: I mean, I try not to worry about things I can’t control, but I’m not going to let my guard down. The plan is to keep him out of every part of my life, which he’s aware of, but he’s also aware that I’m keeping my eyes out for any moves that he makes.

Nate: I don’t know. I don’t see tucker as an imminent threat to chancellor-winters. He just fired the board at glissade, hired a new group of loyalists. There’s still a lot of damage control to do before he thinks of looking elsewhere.

Devon: Yeah, but his whole life is damage control, which he thrives on. So, I think we all just need to stay on alert.

Nate: Well, you know, if– if tucker is making a move, there could be an advantage to having audra as a friend.

Audra: Ah. Now that we’ve enjoyed our pleasant lunch, how about you tell me what your plans are for next steps at glissade?

Tucker: Patience is not your best attribute, is it?

Audra: Nor yours. Why can’t you just tell me, okay? Why are you stalling?

Tucker: Didn’t we say that keeping each other guessing is more exciting?

Audra: Sure. About the long game. But we’re talking short term. You can’t keep me in the dark, tucker. I need to know if I made a mistake opening up to you.

Tucker: You didn’T. I promise. Wow.

Ashley: I’m going to stay. I need to talk this out with someone.

[ Traci sighs ]

Traci: Okay, if that’s what you want, and that’s what you need, then that is what we will do. I will stay here with you, and I will listen.

Ashley: I want you to go. I need you to go. Please, alone. I’m going to stay here and talk this out with a friend of mine that’s in paris. I need peace of mind right now, more than anything. I need peace of mind.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, February 2, 2024

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Tucker: Now’s really not the best time.

Audra: Your moods are relentless these days. Now, what’s wrong?

Tucker: Nothing I’m prepared to discuss at this time.

Audra: Oh, you don’t need to. This is about Ashley, isn’t it? She’s yanking your chain yet again. And you’re letting it get to you.


Sally: You know kids. They don’t like to draw attention. Connor isn’t shutting you out. I’m sure he’s just trying to keep a low profile.

Adam: What– what if it’s deeper than that?

Sally: What do you mean?

Adam: He trusts Chelsea more than he trusts me for a reason. I wasn’t around for so long. For years that– that really matter to kids. He lived without a dad and he got used to it. But, I mean, hey, I was just keeping up a family tradition.

Sally: You’re not victor.

Adam: No, it’s more than that. My father grew up without his father and I grew up without my dad. So now what, it’s Connor’s turn? And, I mean, if he grows up resenting me for not being around, for feeling distant, or that he can’t depend on me, how can I blame him, or even Chelsea? All of this is on me.


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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, February 1, 2024

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Lucy: Hey, dad. We still on for later? Hello? Your daughter’s speaking to you.

Daniel: Hey, um, your father is listening. What’s up?

Lucy: You forgot.

Daniel: Forgot what?

Lucy: Really?

Daniel: Hey, I’m– I’m sorry. I just– I got this deadline. And– [ Sighs ]

Lucy: You’re not busy. You were just staring into space like– like this.

Daniel: Okay, cool. Thank you for the mockery. You have my undivided attention.

Lucy: So, you know how you want me to, like, talk about my feelings and stuff?

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Always.

Lucy: So, you should tell me why you’ve been so grumpy all morning. You yelled at the coffee machine earlier, and you’ve obviously forgotten that I don’t have school today, and we were going to go to the gallery show.

Daniel: Oh, yeah, right.

Lucy: You sound just like mom.

Daniel: What is that supposed to mean?

Lucy: I asked her if she was still planning on coming with us and she basically said the exact same thing. “Oh, yeah, right.”


Tucker: Bonjour, Ashley. I know where you are. And I know what you’re doing. I’m trying to stay out of it but I just can’t. You could be at the bistro this very minute. And I hope you are, because the suspense is killing me. Not that there’s any question about what the staff would tell you. What I’m dying to know is how you’ll react to the truth, what happens when you finally come face to face with reality.

Ashley: Son of a bitch.


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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Tucker: Morning.

Nate: Morning. Coffee, please.

Tucker: So are you and Audra an item now?

Nate: Why do you ask?

Tucker: Oh, you seem pretty cozy up in her suite. I saw the sparkle in her eyes. She may have said something.

Nate: I seriously doubt that. But if Audra and I are an item or not, that’s none of your business


Tucker: You will never understand the bond that audra and I share.

Nate: But I do. You’re alone. You’ve got nothing, no one. So you cling to some fantasy that there’s more to that bond with audra than there actually is. You’re no good for her, tucker. So if you care about audra, you’ll let her go. Man, she is brilliant and talented, but she’ll never achieve her true potential with your dead weight around her neck.

Tucker: She’s gotten pretty far with my dead weight around her neck.

Nate: Oh, I’m sure she’d appreciate you taking all the credit.

[ Scoffs ]

Tucker: I have supported Audra all this time because I understand her. And she understands me. We understand each other. That’s why I know she’s got something in the works, something aimed at me. You know anything about it?

Nate: No clue.

Tucker: No clue. Her confidence is alluring, isn’t it? I have a sneaking suspicion that she thinks she can get one over on me, and she would be very insulted if I just let it slide. So please tell your friend– or your lover or whatever the hell she is for you– that I’m onto her. And if you’re thinking of throwing in with her in this little game, as smart as you think you are, you can’t beat me.


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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Phyllis: You seemed to enjoy yourself. I certainly did. There’s obviously a lot of heat between us. I think that we should explore what could come next.

Danny: There is no next. I’m not interested. says otherwise.

Danny: Look, would you just stop it, please? Whatever this– this flirtation, or whatever you want to call it, is completely one-sided and it can’t go anywhere.

Phyllis: It could if you let it.

Danny: I don’t want it to. Don’t you understand? There’s too much history and a lot of it bad and you’re still you. Look, I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but you’re not listening, and I need to get through to you. I really do.

Phyllis: That’s not fair. That’s not fair. I’ve changed. You know I’ve changed. You know that. How many times have you said that lately that I’ve changed? So you see it. You believe it.

Danny: I want to, if only for Daniel’s sake. I have worked really hard to convince myself, and then you pull a stunt like this. Posting that video, implying that there’s something romantic going on between us when you know that there’s not. So, no. From my standpoint, no, you haven’t changed at all.


Danny: This is pointless.

Phyllis: I beg to differ.

Danny: Look, would you just forget the kiss, all right? That’s the least of it. Posting that video online, suggesting that we’re romantically involved? That was way out of line.

Phyllis: Are you kidding me right now? Really? You’re a rock star. People post videos of you all the time, Danny. Walking down the street, eating at a restaurant. As long as it’s respectful, it’s fine. Or maybe this is about something else. Is it? Is it about your precious Christine? That you want her to feel safe, and I feel–

Danny: Wrong.

Phyllis: Excuse me?

Danny: This isn’t gonna work. It doesn’t feel good. It doesn’t feel right. Maybe some version of friends, for Daniel’s sake, but… anything else, no. Never.

Danny: Hey, gorgeous. Boy, am I glad to see you.

Christine: Oh, wait. What, did Phyllis get called away on an emergency? Is that why you suddenly have free time? video of me at the piano


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Tucker: There she is. Didn’t expect to see you so soon. Or ever, after our last conversation. Hi. Uh, just my usual, thank you.

Audra: I’ll put it on my tab, please.

Tucker: Oh, sweet. The deluxe apology.

Audra: What’s a few angry words between old friends


Audra: I had some time to think things through, that’s all.

Tucker: Uh-huh. This is a major reversal. You were very decisive up in your suite.

Audra: Yeah, I had a knee-jerk reaction to the mention of jabot.

Tucker: And Ashley.

Audra: But I’m calmer now.

Tucker: No, you’ve– you’ve pushed back before. This is different. And you– you– you were done with me, right? In all ways.

Audra: Well, I decided to leave Newman media. Effective immediately.

Tucker: Well, now.

Audra: There’s no upward mobility for me there. And it’s a closed shop. Only the Newmans are allowed in the inner circle, and that’s never going to change. I thought it was worth it to have it on my resume, but why bother now when there are other, much better options on the table?

Tucker: And you just realized this?

Audra: Yes. I just realized that.

Tucker: Same job it was a week ago. Something must have happened.

Audra: Think whatever you want. Is your offer still on the table?

Tucker: Maybe. Only if you’re honest with me.

Audra: About?

Tucker: Something tells me you didn’t quit. Something tells me you ticked Nikki off and she fired you. Hm?

[ Tucker laughs ] She did, didn’t she? What’d you do to lose your job, Audra?


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Y&R Best Lines Monday, January 29, 2024

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Chance: Hey.

Summer: Hey, there you are. I thought for a second that maybe you were standing me up.

Chance: I’m very sorry I’m late. The night hasn’t even started and I’m already screwing up. It’s very typical.

Chance: Well, you know the motto, be prepared. And I’ve fallen short, I apologize.

Summer: Okay, you can relax. We both had to work late and I just got here too, so you’re fine.

Chance: Okay, well I did reserve one of the quiet tables, so that should make up for something.

Summer: Yeah, and if you help me with my coat, you’ll be well on your way to earning your first date badge.


Jack: Okay, I’m not asking you to give me newman enterprises secrets. I’m just saying we could share a drink. We do have a grandson in common. When was the last time you saw harrison?

[ Victor chuckling ]

Victor: Cute kid.

Jack: Yeah, he is. I’m still upset about kyle and summer.

Victor: Yeah, I must say. When one of one’s loved ones has a heartbreak, it affects me as well.

Jack: If I could take away their pain by feeling it myself, I would.

Victor: Yeah, but that’s what parenting and grandparentin isn’t it?

Jack: Yeah. So, what do you say? Have a drink together, old rivals, for old times’ sake?

Victor: All right. Bartender, kindly show me that same bottle of tequila you showed me before and pour a drink for each of us, all right? By the way, put it on his tab.


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Summer: How are things for you, by the way, with all the changes in the C-suite?

Kyle: Ah, news travels fast, huh?*

Summer: Well, I guess that means that you’re now back where you belong in the co-CEO spot.

Kyle: Not quite.

Summer: Then who?

Kyle: My mom.

Summer: Diane is now co-CEO of Jabot? I mean, how do you feel about that? About your mom taking your job?


Ashley: Well, you’ve certainly convinced yourself that I’m the one with the problem, haven’t you?

Tucker: Uh, you are the one rewriting history.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. I know what you’re doing. I know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish.

Tucker: You’re trying to provoke me into losing my temper so I’ll turn over a table thus validating your story. No dice.

Ashley: I am not the one who is playing games.

Tucker: Ashley, if this was a game, wouldn’t that suggest that I’m deriving some pleasure from it? I’m having fun? I assure you I’m not.

Ashley: You are gaslighting me.

Tucker: Have you asked yourself why I would make you question your sanity? What do I stand to gain from that?

Ashley: It’s retaliation, Tucker. You’re trying to make me suffer.

Tucker: Listen to yourself.

Ashley: It’s because I changed my mind about leaving Jabot. I ruined your dreams and all of your expectations and now you’re trying to punish me.

Tucker: That’s incredible. You never really knew me at all, did you?

Ashley: No, I know you quite well. You are selfish. You are smug. You are narcissistic. You’re a son of a bitch.

Tucker: Yeah. Yes. I know I’m all those things, aren’t I? But I can tell you right now, I have never ever been motivated by the need to inflict harm on others and absolutely never on someone I loved.


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Adam: Come on, Dad. We know that this is a temporary gig. Victoria waltzes back in here. She wants her job back. It’s gonna be musical chairs all over again and someone might end up out on their ass.

Victor: Son, I understand Victoria’s decision, but that doesn’t mean that I will use you and your brother as placeholders.

Adam: Okay. That’s easy to say now, but when the time comes, I assume all bets are gonna be off,

Victor: Sit down. I’m gonna say it once. Your place at my company is secure. You got that?

Adam: Understood.

Victor: But don’t you give me a reason to change my mind.

Adam: No, those days are gone, okay? I’m with you. All in, %. Things are going well in every facet of my life. Personal and professional. I’m not about to screw that up.


Victor: Good, son. in such a good mood?

Adam: Um, it was just, um…

Victor: Look, boy. I know you’re still seeing Sally Spectra.

Adam: Is this where you’re gonna make a dire prediction that she’s gonna be the ruin of me or Nick, or both of us?

Victor: Let me just say that I don’t think she’s good enough for either of my sons. And I don’t like the fact that she has hurt Nicholas as deeply as she has. But there’s a reason for that. She’s always cared more about you than about your brother. The heart wants what the heart wants, you know? It’s an unstoppable force.

Adam: That’s about as close of a blessing I can expect from you where Sally is concerned, so I’ll take it. Thank you.

Victor: As long as you trust her, I’ll try to do the same


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Billy: Hi. I’m sorry I’m late. How you doing?

Chelsea: I’m better now that you’re here.

Billy: Okay, so tell me what’s going on.

Chelsea: Connor just called. I don’t like the way he sounded.

Billy: I’m sorry. What happened?

Chelsea: It’s his grades again. His classwork is slipping. It’s so unlike him.

Billy: Well, I’ll go back to what you said a few days ago, right? He just needs time to settle in, to– to find a rhythm.

Chelsea: I don’t know. That’s what I thought at first, but now it’s not even about the grades. It’s how it’s all upsetting him. I mean, he’s so frustrated and embarrassed. He doesn’t understand what the teachers are saying, so then he goes to them to get help and he doesn’t understand it. He’s not absorbing it.

Billy: Chels, connor’s a very bright kid. I would go as far as to say, he’s ahead of the curve.

Chelsea: Well, that’s what we thought, but something’s getting in the way. And now, it’s really affecting his confidence.

Billy: Hey, we’ll handle it, okay?

Chelsea: We?

Billy: Yes, we. Always we. Now, did you talk to adam about this?

[ Adam sighs ]

Adam: This is supposed to be a specialized school that my son is attending, sally. Tuned into kids like connor who have unique emotional needs. They’re supposed to have faculty that’s trained to help them.

Sally: Yeah, and from what you’ve told me, they have an impeccable reputation, so I’m– I’m sure–

Adam: Look, shouldn’t they be on top of the academic issues, too? At least notice what this is doing to his mood? They should have identified the change, noticed what was causing it, and not let it get to this point.

Sally: Okay, look, maybe it hasn’t gone as far as you think? Okay, look, connor is an amazing kid who expects a lot of himself, you know? What if these is– these are just normal speed bumps that happen whenever school gets a little harder? How did connor sound when you talked to him?

Adam: I– I haven’t talked to connor. He called chelsea and chelsea called me. Comes down to who he feels safe talking to. And that’s not me.

Victor: Perhaps you misunderstood my question. What are you doing here?

Nikki: Victor, please. It’s nothing.

Jack: Yeah, nikki’s right. This is nothing. What is the problem?

Victor: First, you get the information out of my wife that our family was subjected to an enormous ordeal that’s none of your business. Then, you question me about it and now you’re here. What are you doing here?

[ Knocking on door ]

Tucker: I’m not here!

[ Knocking on door ] What?

Audra: Ooh, well, hello to you, too, tucker.

Tucker: Now’s really not the best time.

Audra: Your moods are relentless these days. Now, what’s wrong?

Tucker: Nothing I’m prepared to discuss at this time.

Audra: Oh, you don’t need to. This is about ashley, isn’t it? She’s yanking your chain yet again. And you’re letting it get to you.

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Tucker: It seems ashley flew to paris to confront the waiter in the café where we had our argument.

Audra: Hm. Shouldn’t you be thrilled? I mean, you swore it happened as you said. Or did they tell her something different?

Tucker: No. Just as I predicted, the waiter confirmed my version of events. Which you would assume would clear the whole thing up, right? Or at least inspire her to call me and apologize. But no, she called me–

[ Laughs ] She called me to accuse me of paying off the waiter.

Audra: Unbelievable.

Tucker: I know. Thank you.

Audra: Not ashley, tucker. You. You’re unbelievable.

Tucker: Why?

Audra: It’s bad enough that any of this surprises you, but the fact that it throws you into a snit like this? It’s pathetic.

Tucker: Thanks.

Audra: What happened to, “oh, I’m done with this whole thing, audra. You know, I put it all in my rearview mirror. Everything is behind me now”?

Tucker: That has not changed.

Audra: But every ounce of your passion is dedicated to ashley. It’s boring and insulting.

Tucker: This just happened, audra, okay? And I understand that it’s a laughable accusation. In fact, I laughed at her when she first accused me of it. Of course, I didn’t pay off the waiter. It just– it gets under my skin, is all. I’ll get over it.

Audra: No, you won’T. That’s the point. You know, ashley is so embedded in your brain cells, in all of your psyche that there is no way that you’re going to be able to cut off this connection once and for all. She’s always going to have a hold on you, isn’t she?

Tucker: Why do you care so much one way or the other?

Chelsea: I already spoke with connor’s advisor and the headmaster at the school. They said they’re going to come up with a strategy as to what’s next. They’re thinking maybe he has a learning difference, and that’s at the root of all this.

Billy: Well, there’s a lot of kids that go through that. I mean, even adults do. And it sounds like you and the school are doing the right thing.

Chelsea: Yeah, I hope so.

Billy: Are you sad for him?

Chelsea: Yeah, I am. I mean, going to the school in the first place was connor’s idea. And he was thriving at first. He was meeting all these kids that he became friends with, that he could relate to.

Billy: And we’ll get him back to that point, I promise you.

Chelsea: I don’t know how I’m going to do that.

Billy: Well, everything you told me about this school, it sounds like he’s in a good spot. And if there’s something going on with him, they sound equipped to– to figure it out. And if they do come up with that conclusion, they’re going to support him. Both academically and emotionally.

Chelsea: You’re right. I mean, they’re the pros, and connor can’t be the only person struggling. I just–

[ Sighs ] Billy, he sounded so sad. And his voice was so flat. It just– it reminded me of that time not so long ago when things were really awful for him. And the love of his mom and dad couldn’t fix it. It brought me back to that time, and it broke my heart.

Sally: Connor loves you. You know that. So please don’t read too much into it that he reached out to chelsea first. Look, he knows you, adam. He knows that you would do absolutely anything for him. Including just maybe–

Adam: Maybe what?

Sally: Getting angry at the school and making sure they know it.

Adam: Is that so wrong? I mean, they have one job, to look out for my son.

Sally: You know kids. They don’t like to draw attention. Connor isn’t shutting you out. I’m sure he’s just trying to keep a low profile.

Adam: What– what if it’s deeper than that?

Sally: What do you mean?

Adam: He trusts chelsea more than he trusts me for a reason. I wasn’t around for so long. For years that– that really matter to kids. He lived without a dad and he got used to it. But, I mean, hey, I was just keeping up a family tradition.

Sally: You’re not victor.

Adam: No, it’s more than that. My father grew up without his father and I grew up without my dad. So now what, it’s connor’s turn? And, I mean, if he grows up resenting me for not being around, for feeling distant, or that he can’t depend on me, how can I blame him, or even chelsea? All of this is on me.

Nikki: Victor, I don’t know what you’re thinking–

Jack: No, no, nikki, I– I’ve got this. You don’t have to cover for me. Nikki’s right. There’s nothing covert, nothing mysterious about this. We ran into each other at an aa meeting.

Victor: What were you doing at the same aa meeting?

Jack: Perhaps you will remember that years ago, I fell into an opioid addiction.

Victor: What were you doing at the same aa meeting?

Jack: Aa is an important resource for all kinds of addictions, including pills.

Victor: You don’t say.

Jack: Nikki and I ran into each other at the meeting, we had some coffee, I walked her back here. That is what the hell I am doing. Simple as that. End of story.

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Victor: Tell me, jack, you have a problem with me being concerned about my wife?

Jack: No. I want to know what part of your concern makes it all right for you to question my recovery and how I handle it.

Victor: Excuse me for a moment. You’re both addicts. You should be around him?

Nikki: Oh, victor, it was sweet of jack to go with me. This is where we simply say “thank you.”

Victor: For your information, I’m very happy that you’re still going to those meetings.

Nikki: Well, I– I need to. Not just for myself, but for everyone I love so that you all don’t worry about me.

Victor: Darling, I’m always worried about you. What happened today to upset you so much?

Nikki: You know that phone call you got last night at society?

Victor: What about it?

Nikki: That was about the fire at jordan’s prison, wasn’t it? And you didn’t say anything because you wanted to protect me.

Victor: It’s because I didn’t have enough information. I think this is the time when jack has to be on his way, right?

Nikki: Oh, yes, we’ve kept you long enough. Thank you again for escorting me back.

Jack: Anytime. Victor, always a pleasure. Nikki, let’s not let running into each other at a meeting be the next time we see each other.

Nikki: Oh, definitely not. Let’s arrange for a lunch.

Jack: Yeah, I’d like that.

[ Jack sighs ]

Victor: How’d you find out about the fire?

Nikki: Well, darling, it’s all over the internet.

Victor: Ah. I had wanted to tell you. It must have frightened you.

Nikki: Oh, it was shocking. A fire that large and so much damage? It just seems like jordan takes chaos and destruction with her wherever she goes. Apparently, she can’t just be locked up and forgotten, because now she is in my head and coloring every part of our lives.

Victor: She’ll fade out of our lives, I promise you. What I don’t like is that you need to confide in jack abbott. You know I don’t like it.

Audra: You don’t get to turn this around on me, put me on defense. This is about you, your fixation and your complete idiocy when it comes to ashley.

Tucker: It sounds like your fixation, actually. Why does it make you so irate?

Audra: Tucker, I left newman media for my future, okay? For our future. Because of your dramatic pitch that I should run glissade.

Tucker: I’m so sick of your I quit newman media story. That’s it. Nothing more to hide.

Audra: Oh, is this your offense as defense? I tell you you’re being a jerk and you’re accusing me of lying? Look, I told you, I saw the writing on the wall at newman media. I hit a dead end and I don’t do dead ends.

Tucker: Yeah, I’ve noticed.

Audra: And it wasn’t just the job offer. It was everything else you said.

Tucker: Which was what again?

Audra: Essentially…

[ Audra sighs ] …That I deserve the world and you want me to have it.

Tucker: Right. And you turned me down.

Audra: And I apologized.

Tucker: I seem to recall that. But you’re avoiding the question, aren’t you? Why do you care so much about how I feel about ashley?

Audra: Because before you got sucked back into her vortex, I could almost rely on you. Now, you bow to her every whim, which forces me to bow to yours. You know, I can’t believe I tricked myself into believing you meant a word you said to me.

Tucker: I did. I still do.

Audra: I’m what’s good in your life? I make your heart race. I’m the one you want to be with.

Tucker: Mm-hmm.

Audra: But here you are, desperately hoping ashley accepts your version of paris and she magically comes back to you. It’s insulting, tucker.

Tucker: Audra–

Audra: Look, I’m right here in front of you and I still don’t come first. That’s why I care. That’s why it matters to me, tucker. You know what? You can find someone else to jerk around while you pine away for ashley. You know, your goddess, your dream. I’ve had enough.

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Tucker: Don’t go. Hold on. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. I’m sorry. You’re right.

Audra: I’m right about what?

Tucker: It was unfair of me to jerk you around like that. I meant every word I said about how I feel about you, audra. It’s– it’s profound. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

Audra: But?

Tucker: But you are right. This ashley thing does have a hold on me, but it’s not because I’m pining for her.

Audra: Then, what is it?

Tucker: It’S… I’m just afraid it’s going to be round two of her being convinced that I did something I did not do and then becoming obsessed by it. And she’s going to show up and she’s going to say, “why are you doing this to me, tucker? You’re just trying to punish me, tucker.” And then, what’s going to be next after this one? Call me petty, call me childish if you like, but I want her to confess that she is the one who has done wrong here, so we can be done with it all.

Audra: She’s never going to do that, tucker. Think about it. What did ashley do when that waiter backed up your version of the story instead of hers? You said it yourself. Did she call you to apologize? No, she didn’T. She accused you of bribing him. So, tell me the truth. Is she right? Did you do it?

Chelsea: I just want to run to connor’s school and hold on to him for dear life and tell him everything’s going to be fine. And tell him that his mom will take care of any problem he ever has for the rest of his life.

Billy: I hear you. Not very practical, but I do understand the instinct.

Chelsea: I know. But you’re right. He’s in the right place with the right people. He just has to trust that this is manageable and he has to work through it. And he’s got great friends there. He– he loves basketball, which keeps him moving. He just– he just has to trust his teachers that he’s going to get through this.

Billy: Any chance you told all that to adam?

Chelsea: I did.

Billy: Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: And I’ll give you one guess how he reacted. He blamed the school. He blamed the faculty. Oh, he even blamed walnut grove for not catching things sooner. And then he threatened to go straight to the school and pull connor out immediately.

Billy: Well, that’s adam for you, right? Any doubt of a situation and all you do is start a war. Except in this case, right now, connor is the one that’s going to get hurt.

Adam: The last thing that I ever wanted was for my son to feel like his father deserted him. But who knows? Maybe it’s already too late. I mean, look at where we are. He needs me. And true to form, where am I?

Sally: Here. Calmly talking it through with someone who thinks you’re a wonderful father.

Adam: Even though my son’s either worried that I’m gonna flip out or he just doesn’t even want to talk to me at all?

Sally: You’ll never convince me that your son doesn’t adore you, adam.

Adam: Gosh, I wish you had known my mother, sally. She was the best mom and the best person that anybody could have dreamed of. You would have thought a little of her magic would have rubbed off on me. I mean, how I was raised by that woman and became such a lousy parent.

Sally: Okay, enough. I’m going to stop you right there, all right? I cannot let you beat up on yourself like this.

Diane: Hi.

Jack: Hi.

Diane: Tough time with nikki? I’m– I’m sorry.

Jack: Nikki was doing just fine until victor showed up.

Diane: [ Sighs ] I’m sure that didn’t go over very well.

Jack: Yeah, he wasn’t happy to see me, I’ll tell you that. He insisted that I tell him what I was doing in nikki’s office, thinking I was up to something, whatever that was.

Diane: Well, what’d you tell him?

Jack: I told him a story about how I ran into nikki at an aa meeting, we went for a cup of coffee and I walked her back to the office.

Diane: Did he buy it?

Jack: Well, he dropped it, thank god. Look, sooner or later, keeping the information that I am nikki’s sponsor away from him is going to blow up in her face. I keep trying to convince her of this, but she says she doesn’t want to let him down. She doesn’t want to appear weak.

Diane: This is putting you in a terrible position, jack.

Jack: Oh, it was everything in me not to come clean when he pressed, but nikki was standing right there. I couldn’t just betray her. She’s fragile enough as it is.

[ Diane sighs ] Lord knows I could fill a library with negative things I could say about him, but no one can doubt the depth of that man’s love for his wife. I just wish she’d trust it. I wish she’d tell him what’s going on. Right now, this deception is freaking her out.

Diane: Well, selfishly, I wish she’d come clean for another reason. If victor finds out that you’re her sponsor some other way than from her, it’s not just going to blow up in her face. It’s going to blow up in yours as well. And then the epic battle between victor newman and jack abbott will start up all over again.

Nikki: You said you didn’t tell me about the fire because you wanted more information. What have you learned?

Victor: Nothing as of yet. But I don’t want you to allow that woman to drive you to drink again, all right? She’s not going to harm you again. I promise you.

Nikki: What if jordan set the fire as a means to escape? I wouldn’t put it past her.

Victor: I promise you this. If she comes around, tries to do any harm to you or to our family, she will not live long enough to regret it. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Nikki: Why doesn’t your confidence spill over into me at times like this? You’re always so sure that no matter what happens, you can conquer it.

Victor: Yeah, I will. And so will you.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: Are you sure?

Victor: I’m sure, my baby, okay?

Nikki: Even when I’m not.

Victor: My sweet love, if you feel that you don’t have the strength, you lean on me.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Victor: Come on, my baby. I’m tired. Let me take you home, okay?

Nikki: As tempting as that sounds, I– I can’t go home yet. I have so much work to do now that audra’s gone.

Victor: Oh, well, I’ll just make a few phone calls and we’ll find a replacement for her in no time.

Nikki: Oh, thank you, darling, and I– I know that you could, but I’m already lining up candidates.

Victor: Are you not taking on too much?

Nikki: No, no. This is what I want to do. This time I want to personally vet them, not just on their skills, but compatibility.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: So, I am fine. I want to work. I need to work.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Nikki: You of all people should understand that.

Victor: I do. So, I’ll leave you alone now. I’ll be in my office if you need me, okay?

Nikki: Okay.

Victor: I love you.

Nikki: I love you.

Victor: Whatever happens, you come to me, all right?

Nikki: I will, darling.

Victor: All right. See you later.

Nikki: Okay.

Jack: Victor can be infuriating, but after all these years, it’s more about habit than it is about actual hostility.

Diane: Unless he’s provoked. I mean, it might just be habit for you, but for him, it would be very real.

Jack: Wow, you really are concerned I’m going to start world war iii, aren’t you?

Diane: Look, victor can be charismatic and charming when he wants to be, but I have seen up close what a bully he can be when he’s angry.

Jack: Yeah, you and i have both seen his ire up close.

Diane: I can’t believe I was married to him.

Jack: I can’t believe I was married to nikki.

[ Diane chuckles ] And here we are in our correct configuration.

Diane: Yes, but unlike victor and me, you and nikki have remained close. And I’m– I’m sure she’s glad she has you.

Jack: If somebody would have told me all those years ago that victor and I would tolerate each other enough to have a drink together, I would have laughed in their faces.

Diane: Well, maybe he’ll surprise you. I mean, you said yourself that he loves his wife very much. Hopefully, he’ll be as dedicated to keeping the peace as you are for her sake.

Jack: If I could just convince nikki to tell him why it is I am hanging around so much. Though it had to be difficult for her to watch me lie my way through that cover story, knowing how I feel about it. Maybe she told him after I left. Think I should text and find out?

Diane: Yeah, couldn’t hurt.

Jack: Got a voicemail from traci. Two hours ago. I asked her to call me with any news about ashley, and of course, I was too busy with nikki.

Diane: Is ashley all right?

Jack: I guess we’re about to find out.

Tucker: No, I did not bribe the waiter, audra, and I didn’t trash the place. Ashley will just– she won’t let up. I’m sick of it.

Audra: Okay.

Tucker: You weren’t there, she was. She witnessed everything that went down and she’s still acting as if she’s the injured party here.

Audra: Okay, just stop, okay? I can’t do this anymore. I am done listening to you obsess about ashley. You wanted to know why I care so much? I told you. You say that you want me, and always, forever. But I am still standing here when I could have walked out that door. And still, the only thing on your mind is ashley. You know, it’s time for you to pick a side. Right here, this minute.

Tucker: What are you saying?

Audra: Either cut ashley out of your life once and for all or never see me again.

Billy: Look, maybe it’s best I just butt out at this point.

Chelsea: What? No. Why? You’re a great sounding board.

Billy: Maybe, but I cannot be objective when it comes to adam. I’m sorry.

Chelsea: Billy, you didn’t say anything shocking. You just don’t want adam to fly off the handle and make things worse for connor.

Billy: No, I don’T. I’m not saying he doesn’t love his kid. Of course, he does. I wouldn’t doubt that for a minute, but–

Chelsea: No, of course not. I mean, I trust that adam loves his child very much. What I don’t trust is adam’s judgment when it comes to taking a beat before reacting, especially when it involves his son.

[ Sighs ] I told him we just have to stay calm and try to not make things worse for connor.

Billy: Is he going to listen to you?

Chelsea: Probably not. Adam’s probably already halfway there.

Sally: Do you want to know what I think?

Adam: Please, tell me.

Sally: I think you’re a pretty great dad. You’re supportive, unselfish.

[ Adam sighs ]

Adam: How do you figure that?

Sally: It’s not as if you sent connor away, adam. He chose a school that he thought could help him. You and chelsea looked into it. You made sure that it was what he needed. And even though it’s miles away, you showed him that you have faith in him. You trust his judgment and you respect his feelings. And ever since then, you have been in constant contact with him, calls, visits, video chats.

Adam: Yeah. And sometimes it’s still not enough. For me, you know, not for him. I miss my son.

Sally: That’s my point. You could have been selfish and said, “I don’t care what you want. I want you here in genoa city.” And other than this current bump in the road, connor has been loving every minute of it. Look at that gift that you gave him.

Adam: I know. It’s just– it’s so hard to know what is right. Like, am I going to find out in a few years when he says he never wants to see me again?

Sally: It’s never going to happen. I grew up without either one of my parents because they couldn’t be bothered to stick around. Do you know what it would mean to me if just one of them cared enough to show up and stand by me the way that you are standing by connor? So, don’t you dare think that it doesn’t matter to him. I can see it every time he looks at you. It matters more than you can ever imagine.

Traci: I’m so worried about her. She’s not answering her phone. If you hear from her, will you please let me know? And I will do the same for you.

[ Traci sighs ] Oh, jack. All right, um, I love you. Bye.

Jack: Damn it.

Diane: Nothing from ashley in there?

Jack: No missed calls, no voicemails, no texts.

Diane: This must have shaken her to her core.

Jack: And the waiter confirmed tucker’s version of the story of what happened at the cafe. How is that possible?

Diane: Well, only two ways I can think of. Either ashley is misremembering–

Jack: No. Look, there is no way she would make up an encounter like that.

Diane: Or tucker has found a way to pay off the waiter to back him up.

Tucker: I don’t react well to ultimatums, audra. You know me better than that.

Audra: Trust me, I know. I know you better than you know yourself.

Tucker: Oh, yeah?

Audra: Yeah.

Tucker: If that were true, then you’d understand why I’m so conflicted here.

Audra: Oh, I understand perfectly. You’re so conflicted because you’re too stubborn to accept the fact that ashley is just a fantasy, an imaginary ideal you refuse to let go of. You know, she’s not your reality. I am. Or at least. You keep telling me that. But I know what this is really about.

Tucker: Do you?

Audra: Yeah.

Tucker: Enlighten me.

Audra: You’re clinging to this whole ashley thing not because you love her, but because you can’t stand to lose. It makes you crazy. It turns your image of yourself upside down. Well, deal with it. Right here, right now, you are losing. You’re losing big. You’re losing me.

Tucker: No, no, no. Don’t go.

Audra: Then make a damn choice. I love your dress.

Tucker: Audra? I choose you.

Billy: Hey. What are you thinking right now?

Chelsea: I’m just thinking I am glad I didn’t run off to see connor when I was upset. I’m grateful you talked me down.

[ Sighs ] The problem is, no one is going to be able to calm adam down and I’m scared of what he might do in the name of protecting his son.

Billy: We’ll handle it, okay? We’ll handle it together, no matter what. And just to be safe, we’re not going to do coffee for the rest of the day, okay? Tea maybe, but no more coffee.

Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] Deal. You know, you’re really, really good for me.

Billy: Correction, we’re good for each other.

[ Chelsea sighs ]

[ Phone ringing ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Traci: Oh. Jack, you got my message.

Jack: Please tell me you have heard from ashley.

Traci: I have, finally. She just called a few minutes ago. She apologized for running out on me. She said she needed time to process and to plan.

Jack: Process and plan? What does that mean?

Traci: I have no idea, but she’s on her way back here to meet me at the bistro.

Jack: Wait, is that a good idea, going back there?

Traci: I wasn’t going to argue with her, jack.

Jack: Is she hoping to get a different answer from someone on staff there?

Traci: Well, if she is, I wouldn’t count on it.

Jack: Diane suggested that maybe tucker worked out a deal with this guy.

Traci: You know, ashley thought the same thing and she is trying desperately to believe it.

Jack: You don’t sound too convinced, though.

Traci: [ Sighs ] I’m not– I’m not sure of anything right now. Except this, I will watch out for our sister. And I will keep you posted. And I think I’m going to do a little investigating of my own.

Jack: Okay. Just be careful and be safe. We are talking about tucker mccall here.

Traci: [ Scoffs ] Will do. Love you.

Jack: Much love right back. Ashley is on her way to the cafe to meet traci there.

Diane: At least we know they’ll be together.

Jack: Oh, some part of me wants to get to the airport and fly to paris to be there for my sisters. Another part of me realizes nikki needs me here right now.

Victor: Hi. Listen to me. I want you to keep an eye out for my wife at all times. And I want you to make sure that she is safe. Is that clear? Another issue. Until we have a list of all the people who died in that fire up in oregon, I want you to keep a very, very close eye out for any glimpse of that woman, that jordan woman. You know who I’m talking about, right? You inform me as soon as you even get a glimpse of her. Is that clear? Okay.

[ Phone ringing ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Nikki: Hello.

[ Big band music plays ]

[ Phone ringing ]

[ Big band music plays ]

[ Phone ringing ]

[ Ringing continues ] Oh, god! I can’T. I can’T. I can’T. I can’T.

[ Nikki sighs ]

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Tessa: I was surprised that you wanted to meet with just me and not mariah.

Abby: I have a proposition for you.

Danny: I haven’t seen you since, uh…

Christine: Since I saw you kissing phyllis.

Victor: Baby?

Nikki: Oh, god, victor.

Victor: Yes.

Nikki: Oh, no. No, no, no. What did you do?

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, February 2, 2024

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Audra gives Tucker an ultimatum…either she or Ashley has sex with him to prove that Tucker has chosen her.

Adam and Chelsea worry about Connor because he is having trouble at school. Chelsea tells Billy the school headmaster thinks Connor may need some extra help learning. Billy tells Chelsea that she should let the school come up with a learning strategy for Connor and assures him Connor will be fine. Adam talks to Sally and tells her he thinks that Connor is having all these problems because he wasn’t around for him when he was a little boy. Sally assures Adam that he made up for that by spending time with Connor now. Sally tells Adam he is a good father and Connor will be okay.

Jack tells Victor that he and Nikki ran into each other at an AA meeting then they went to have coffee and he walked her back to her office. Jack later tells Diane he hopes that Nikki tells Victor he is her sponsor soon because she shouldn’t be keeping things from him. Jack calls Traci who tells him that Ashley finally returned her call and she is meeting her at the cafe. Jack tells Traci that Diane thinks Tucker may have paid off the waiter to lie to Ashley. Traci tells Jack Ashley thinks the same thing. Traci tells Jack that she will do her own investigation and see what she can find out.

Nikki is working in her office when she gets a call from an unknown number on her cell phone. Nikki remembers the times that Jordan called her from an unknown number and she doesn’t answer the phone but the phone ringing won’t let her do her work.

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Y&R Transcript Thursday, February 1, 2024

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Jack: Hey, traci. I’m calling toley’s doing in paris. I am trying not to hover, but I am concerned. Give me a call when you can.

[ Jack sighs ]

Nikki: Oh! Oops.

Lucy: Hey, dad. We still on for later? Hello? Your daughter’s speaking to you.

Daniel: Hey, um, your father is listening. What’s up?

Lucy: You forgot.

Daniel: Forgot what?

Lucy: Really?

Daniel: Hey, I’m– I’m sorry. I just– I got this deadline. And– [ Sighs ]

Lucy: You’re not busy. You were just staring into space like– like this.

Daniel: Okay, cool. Thank you for the mockery. You have my undivided attention.

Lucy: So, you know how you want me to, like, talk about my feelings and stuff?

Daniel: Mm-hmm. Always.

Lucy: So, you should tell me why you’ve been so grumpy all morning. You yelled at the coffee machine earlier, and you’ve obviously forgotten that I don’t have school today, and we were going to go to the gallery show.

Daniel: Oh, yeah, right.

Lucy: You sound just like mom.

Daniel: What is that supposed to mean?

Lucy: I asked her if she was still planning on coming with us and she basically said the exact same thing. “Oh, yeah, right.”

Daniel: Is she still coming?

Lucy: I don’t know. She said that I should check with you, which is weird.

Daniel: No, no, it’s not weird. You know, she knows that I’m busy with work, so maybe she just wants to take you on her own.

Lucy: This isn’t about work. Did you two have a fight or something?

[ Knocking on door ]

[ Daniel chuckles ]

[ Daniel sighs ]

Tucker: Bonjour, ashley. I know where you are and I know what you’re doing. It’s done. Goodbye, ashley.

[ Ashley yelps ] You go to hell!

Traci: Are you okay? Ashley, are you sure that you want to do this?

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Traci: Ashley, you know, if you’ve changed your mind about this, we could leave. It’s okay.

Ashley: No, I need proof of what happened with tucker and me.

Traci: You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone about anything.

Ashley: You got on that jet and you told me that you were with me every step of the way.

Traci: I am.

Ashley: So, then why does it seem like you’re trying to talk me out of doing this?

Traci: No, I’m– I’m not. Of course I’m not. I’m here for you, whatever you need.

Ashley: I need this to end. I’m happy that you’re here. Thank you. Not just as my sister, but I need a witness. I need somebody to confirm my version of what happened, okay? And then I can tell tucker to stop gaslighting me, and I can get him out of my head and I can get on with my life, okay?

Traci: Yes, I understand that’s the mission. It’s just that I’m not sure that I like that look in your eye.

[ Phone chiming ]

Ashley: I got a voicemail from tucker.

Traci: Oh, why don’t you just ignore it?

Tucker: Bonjour, ashley. I know where you are. And I know what you’re doing. I’m trying to stay out of it but I just can’T. You could be at the bistro this very minute. And I hope you are, because the suspense is killing me. Not that there’s any question about what the staff would tell you. What I’m dying to know is how you’ll react to the truth, what happens when you finally come face to face with reality.

Ashley: Son of a bitch.

Tucker: Good morning, kyle.

Kyle: Go away.

Tucker: How’s the family?

Kyle: None of your business.

Tucker: Not a morning person?

[ Kyle scoffs ]

Kyle: Yeah, actually, I do have a question for you. How’s glissade? You know, your plans to take it to the top, to rule the industry? It’s got to be hell, breaking in a new board after the last one couldn’t get away from you fast enough.

Tucker: Oh, the last one was invited to leave, and a new board has been installed, so all good.

Kyle: I mean, for now. How much did you have to pay them to get them to sign on?

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: Now, as you know, loyalty has its own reward.

[ Kyle chuckles ]

Kyle: And a big, fat check helps. But I doubt that you buying their loyalty could keep them around for long.

Tucker: I love it when you get all high and mighty about loyalty. The boy who almost turned on his daddy.

[ Kyle chuckles ]

Kyle: I was an idiot when I threw in with you and audra. I let my anger get the better of me, and I own it. But I learned from it. And I remembered what’s actually important. It’s not money. It’s not power. It’s family. Yeah. And I’ve corrected course. Something that you’re incapable of doing, because, tucker, you will always be a toxic mess and when your new board walks away from you, and it will happen, glissade will crash and burn, just like everything else in your life.

Victor: I don’t want to wait for answers from the authorities. You do your own damn investigation, you got it? That’s what I pay you for! Find out what the hell happened to that jordan woman. Did she die in the fire? She’s still incarcerated? Is she on the loose? You let me know as soon as you can, you got it?

Jack: Here you go.

Nikki: I’m sorry. I didn’t know where else to go.

Jack: I’m glad you came. How did you get here?

Nikki: Well, I didn’t drive, if that’s what you mean.

Jack: Good.

Nikki: I’m not that stupid. Stupid enough to take a drink, but not to get behind the wheel of a car.

Jack: So, you used your driver, right?

Nikki: I used a ride share. I couldn’t let our driver see me stumble into the car and then maybe smell the fumes and tell victor. Can you imagine? Although, he would be nothing but kind and understanding. Oh, so kind. I hate it. I hate that I am such a burden to him.

Jack: You are not a burden to anyone. Listen to me. He loves you.

Nikki: I was fine. I was ready to go through that pile of work on my desk. And then…

Jack: And then what? That’s what I want to know. What triggered this?

Nikki: I’ll show you.

Jack: Okay.

Nikki: Oh, gee whiz.

Jack: Let me get it. I got it. I got it.

Nikki: I can’t even handle my damn phone.

Jack: Here, you show me what upset you.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: This.

Jack: “A massive fire at the south coast women’s correctional facility in oregon has led to a number of fatalities. It is not known at this time if unaccounted for prisoners are deceased or have escaped.” This is about jordan.

Nikki: What if she has escaped? She could be on her way to genoa city. She could be here now for all we know. I kn– this woman tried to kill me. She is responsible for this. Well, that– that– that’s not true. I mean, I am responsible for this. I am responsible. But, jack, I don’t know if I can do it, I don’t know that I can make it this time. I mean, every little thing just gets me so rattled.

Jack: Look, believe me, this would get to anybody, this kind of news.

Nikki: Yeah, but it wouldn’t give them an excuse to drink. Jordan terrifies me and she could be on her way to get me again. So… I just– I just wanted a drink. Just– just one drink to– to make things better, you know? And it just made things worse.

Jack: Yeah, drinking can do that. But you didn’t hide it. You didn’t try to cover it up. You came to me knowing that I wouldn’t judge you and knowing that I wouldn’t enable you either. You did the right thing, nikki. I’m glad you came. Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…

Heather: I hope you don’t mind me just stopping by like this.

Daniel: No, no, not at all. It’s fine.

Lucy: So, are we all still on for the gallery show?

Heather: I think you should probably, um, just talk to your father about that.

Lucy: Something’s going on with you two. What– what’s wrong?

Daniel: Nothing.

Heather: Nothing. I, um– I’ve been very busy with work. I’m on a deadline, so.

Lucy: You know, that’s what dad said, too. He’s on a deadline. But, you know, I’m not– I’m not believing either of you.

Daniel: Lucy, everything– everything’s fine.

Lucy: Hey, mom, you didn’t say you were coming over when we talked.

Heather: Yes, that’s because it’s about work, and that’s why I’m here to speak to your father about work.

Lucy: Okay, go ahead.

Heather: In private.

Lucy: Okay, now, I know something’s up.

Daniel: You’re just not going to let this go, are you?

Lucy: No. Because I’m right.

Heather: Okay, you know what, miss? I know it’s not a school day, but I’m pretty sure you have a lot of homework to get to, so.

Lucy: But I was going to–

Heather: Not a request.

Daniel: What your mom said.

Lucy: Fine.

Jack: Here. Drink. Tell me what’s in your head right now.

Nikki: Shame. Helplessness. Jordan. And this damn disease. I was so proud of myself this morning. I– I had everything under control. More or less. And because of you, another day sober.

[ Sighs ] And then, I got cocky. That was my mistake. And one headline, that headline, jack, I could barely breathe. And– and without even thinking, I headed straight for the vodka. And then, one drink became three.

[ Nikki sighs ] I used to be so much stronger.

Jack: No, you are strong, nikki. Beating this disease is about making one good decision. You made one when you walked in that door.

Nikki: Yeah, stumbled in. And I– I know that I’m supposed to avoid triggers like jordan, but how do you do that when it’s in your head, it’s in your dreams? Awake or asleep, jordan is there, and she could be coming for me right now.

Jack: Okay, of course you are afraid. After what that woman did to you? But listen to me. The chances of her escaping are minimal. In fact, she could well have been a casualty of that fire. Look, in the unlikely chance that she did escape, that she is stupid enough to come back to genoa city, victor’s security people will protect you from her.

Nikki: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I– I know that. I– I know that logically. But this beast finds a way to feed itself. I’m just terrified. I’m going to walk out on the street, she’ll be right there.

Jack: You have to fight it, nikki. You have to fight back. You have to want it.

Nikki: I do, jack. I want it with everything in me. I just need to be strong enough.

Jack: Okay, you can’t do it alone. We have to set you up for success. You need something to make you stronger right now.

Nikki: Oh, god. You’re not going to make me eat those vending machine pretzels, are you?

Jack: No, I was thinking about bad coffee and stale donuts. You and I are going to a meeting.

Nikki: What? With me like– like this?

Jack: You would not be the first member that showed up less than sober, and sadly, you won’t be the last. Come on, what do you say? You ready to go?

Tucker: God, you abbotts are so self-righteous.

[ Tucker scoffs ] That little sermon you gave me there, you all do it. So tedious. For your information, I handpicked every member of the new board. The scandal does not scare them. On the contrary, it makes them feel like I’m looking out for them. And, uh, makes them feel like the company’s in good hands. Strong hands.

Kyle: In other words, you really scraped the bottom of the barrel for a group of people as lacking in ethics as you are. I mean, tucker, that always ends well.

Tucker: I’ll take the odds. You, on the other hand. All the family first crap. How’s that working out for you? Aren’t you passed over for the number two spot for the second time?

[ Sucks teeth ] Ouch.

Kyle: I’m exactly where I want to be.

Tucker: No, no, you’re not. All you had to do was stick with audra and me, and you would be calling the shots right now instead of always playing nice, toeing the family line.

Kyle: Yeah, I would much rather be at jabot succeeding, doing things the right way than anywhere else doing them the wrong way.

Tucker: God, can you get any more naive?

Ashley: He’s just baiting me. He’s so predictable.

Traci: You know what, ashley? Let’s not do this today. Come on, let’s go grab a croissant. We’ll walk the tuileries, we’ll do some shopping.

Ashley: Please stop. Please, just stop. I have put this off long enough. I need answers. This is the reason why I’m here. Okay, there’s the waiter from the same day, okay? That I was here. Excusez-moi, monsieur. Um, parlez-vous anglais?

Waiter: Oh, yes. I’m american.

Ashley: Oh, fantastic. Um, do you happen to remember me, by chance?

Waiter: Yes, you were here a few months ago.

Ashley: Exactly. Exactly. Do you remember anything about my companion that day?

Waiter: The gentleman who was very angry?

Ashley: Exactly. And do you remember anything specific about his behavior by chance, maybe?

Waiter: [ Sighs ] Well, he was very rude.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Waiter: He raised his voice several times.

Ashley: Yes.

Waiter: The commotion he made and the way he left. I felt bad for you.

Ashley: Oh. Thank you. Thank you so much. I know. It was a real spectacle when he threw the glass and broke it and he tossed the chair aside, and it was so embarrassing, right? Force factor total beets is the number one

Waiter: I’m sorry, madam. I don’t recall a broken glass or an overturned chair. Only that the gentleman got quite loud, he made a scene, and– and then he stormed out.

Ashley: No, that’s not what happened. You don’t remember correctly.

Waiter: Madam, I remember it perfectly. If you’ll excuse me.

Ashley: I remember what happened. I know what I saw, I know what I heard, I remember! I remember.

Tucker: So, diane abandons you, pretends to be dead, and then she’s given the brass ring over you. I bet that– actually, I know that’s gotta drive you crazy. Your inexperienced mother sliding into that co-ceo spot.

Kyle: Okay, let me stop you right there. For your information, I suggested my mother for the role.

Tucker: Is that what you tell yourself? You’re good with it, just happy to be part of the team?

Kyle: Hm. I wouldn’t expect you to understand or respect even the satisfaction that comes with working with family.

[ Tucker scoffs ]

Tucker: You know, kyle, for just a split second, when you were on board with audra and me, I really saw you. I saw your ambition. I saw your drive to have it all on your terms, right? Not your family’S. But at the last second, you just chickened out, just like ashley.

Kyle: Okay, leave ashley out of this.

Tucker: No, I think I’ll mention ashley all I want, thank you. You’re never going to be a player, man, until you step out of your father’s shadow. Until you do, you’re never going to take a chance on anything. Think about it. All right, well, this is tremendous service. I’m going to get my coffee elsewhere. Have a good day.

Heather: Even our daughter knows something’s up with us. Do you think– do you think she suspects the truth?

Daniel: How could she?

Heather: Right, because we’re a secret.

Daniel: Come on, it’s not like that.

Heather: Well, it kind of feels– it feels like that. Okay, I– I know that you want to tell lily about us, and I– I respect that. That’s what I want as well. But this– this idea of just– just putting us on “hold” until you get around to telling her? I– I can’t live a lie. I’m not– I’m not comfortable with that. What about lucy? I mean, she already knows we’re acting super weird. Are– are we going to tell her the truth? Or are we just going to pretend like there’s nothing–

Daniel: There’s just not an easy answer.

Heather: But there is. And it’s right here waiting for us. We love each other. We finally found our way back to each other. Do you have any idea how lucky we are? How close this was to almost never happening? Okay? And we can be a family again, a real family. We’ve lost so much time already. I don’t want to lose any more.

Daniel: No, I don’t either.

Heather: But you made this decision, and now– now we’re in this space, whatever this space is. And I’ve– I have been up all night just trying to figure out where– where do we go from here. I mean, how– how do i not look at you like I’m crazy in love with you? And how do i stand next to you and not want to hold your hand? And how– how do I be this close to you and not get to kiss you? I can’t–

Daniel: I was up all night, too, asking myself the same questions.

Heather: And?

Daniel: This isn’t easy to say.

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Daniel: No, I am absolutely not backing away from what happened. I want us to be a family again just as bad as you do. I mean, I’m going to spend every single day of the rest of our lives making up to you and luce for what we lost because of my stupidity.

Heather: Why do I feel like I hear a “but”?

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Because what we did, as right as it felt, I still cheated on lily. I can’t keep disrespecting her by continuing to do that behind her back.

Heather: But you won’t fly to california to tell her.

Daniel: Okay, it’s not that I don’t want to. I just– I feel like the timing is off. You know? Devon said that lily was having a really hard time dealing with the whole situation with mattie. I don’t really think that it would be fair for me just to fly out there, dump this on her and break off our relationship out of the blue. And I’m– I’m just grateful that devon is giving me the chance to be the one to tell her.

Heather: You’re an honorable man. And I kind of hate that right now.

[ Daniel laughs ]

Daniel: Yeah, well, you know, I’m just– I’m trying to do the right thing for everyone involved.

Heather: Okay. And in the meantime, you don’t want to, you know, just… do anything at all behind her back.

Daniel: I would love nothing more than to spend every single night with you in my arms. But I can’T. I would hate myself.

Heather: Okay. And it is almost impossible for me to be this close to you and know I cannot touch you, so… where does that leave us?

Nikki: And I thought I was making progress. Hour, minute, second at a time.

[ Nikki sighs ] I slipped again today. And every time that happens, I feel like I’m falling deeper into the abyss. And each time, it–

[ Nikki sighs ] Makes it that much harder to climb out, you know? And there are moments when I don’t think I can do it. I– I– I don’t think I’m strong enough to do it. But then I remember… I did beat this once. And I will do it again. For every fear that this demon feeds on, I’m going to fight back. I will find the courage to keep fighting whatever this disease throws at me. And with the help of my family, my friends, my sponsor… I am going to win.

Traci: Okay, ashley, you know, I– in the middle of an argument, emotions are running high. It’s easy to get confused.

Ashley: I am not– I’m not confused.

Traci: Okay. I’m just saying it happens to everyone. Obviously, tucker was a brute. He was completely–

Ashley: He was violent and I was terrified and the waiter’s wrong! Listen, the waiter is wrong or he’s lying. Oh, my god. He’s lying. Tucker got to him. The message that he left me. He said he knew I was going to be at this cafĂ© and he knew exactly what the waiter would say. Now, how would he know that unless he bribed him? How would he know?

Traci: I don’t know. I–

Ashley: Well, I do. This is exactly what he would do. Exactly. He will do anything at all to win, traci. And if he could torture me in the process, all the better. Hey. How much did tucker mccall pay you to lie for him?

If you have this…

Waiter: I– I assure you, madam, I’ve only spoken the truth.

Traci: Uh, ashley, look, let’s just get out of here. Come– come on.

Ashley: I need to be alone.

Traci: Ashley. Wait. Ashley.

Daniel: Look, the big thing, the important thing has happened. We’re going to be a family again.

Heather: Someday. Sometime after you feel that lily is ready to handle the news, which– which could be weeks, it could be– could be months.

[ Daniel laughs ]

Daniel: I wouldn’t never ask you to wait that long.

Heather: Okay, but the truth is, you don’t really know how long, do you? And our daughter, she is very intuitive. How long do you think that we can keep this from her? Because when she finds out, and she will find out, are we going to ask her to lie for us as well? Lucy has wanted us back together for so long.

[ Daniel chuckles ]

Daniel: How could you tell?

Heather: She’s so subtle.

Daniel: Yeah, so subtle. Well, was it her trying to convince you that it was my idea to have you come over for pancakes? Or– or maybe when she just, you know couldn’t live without one of your grilled cheeses?

Heather: She is clever and brilliant and she loves us. And she knew that we were meant to be.

Daniel: Yeah, well, we are. We will be.

Heather: Are you sure?

Daniel: What does that mean?

Heather: It means that while we’re waiting for our life to begin, is there any chance you’re going to start overthinking and second guessing that maybe this was a mistake or a weak moment?

Daniel: Okay, listen, that is not going to happen. Look, I am committed to this and to us and to you. Hey, look at me. Heather. I love you. I have always loved you. You know, that has never changed. I maybe put it on pause for a minute, but that is not going to happen again. But I need to be fair to lily and I just need you to accept that.

Heather: I have always loved your kindness and your fairness. The last thing I want to be is selfish, but I am. Because as much as my heart goes out to lily, I finally have the daniel back again. The daniel I am in love with. And I just– I don’t want to risk anything, not even for a second.

Daniel: You’re not risking anything. Nothing’s going to happen. Just wait it out. Be patient.

Heather: I’ve never been a patient woman.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] I know. But…

Heather: But… we will do this together.

Daniel: Okay.

Heather: You will tell lily when you think she’s ready and I will be right here waiting for the second we can live our lives as a family again. Just don’t take too long.

[ Door clicks ]

Daniel: You can come out from hiding now, luce. Shingles.

Daniel: You are busted, young lady.

Lucy: Worth it. I knew it. I knew that this would happen. I knew that you guys still loved each other. And hey, you guys are lucky that I’m not subtle because who knows when you would have figured this out. But now it’s actually happening. Except you guys are together but not exactly.

Heather: Not exactly.

Daniel: Just until I tell lily. I know it’s not an ideal situation, but I need to respect her feelings.

Lucy: No, I– I understand. But does this mean that we get to, like, have dinners together and hang out, do family stuff?

Daniel: We need to lay low for a little bit, you know, just until everything settles. But family stuff. Yeah. No, we can– we can do that because that’s what we are.

Heather: So much family stuff.

Lucy: I love you guys so much.

Daniel: Oh. [ Grunts ]

[ Phone ringing ]

Tucker: Ashley.

Ashley: You bastard.

Tucker: Bonjour.

Ashley: You are the most disgusting, repulsive piece of scum I’ve ever known.

Tucker: Sounds like you’re enjoying paris.

Ashley: You paid off that waiter.

Tucker: [ Laughs ] Yes. Yes. Busted. I paid off the waiter, ashley. What you keep accusing me of in paris never happened, okay? There was no breaking of wine glasses, no throwing of chairs, no violence whatsoever. None. Zero. Those are the facts. Accept them.

Ashley: I know you and I know what you’re capable of. I know how angry you are, and you’re going to do anything you can. You want to make me think I’m crazy just to get back at me.

Tucker: I’m trying to make you see the truth.

Ashley: I am not delusional.

Tucker: I don’t know what you want to call it. There’s reality, and then there’s whatever universe you’re living in. Hello? Ashley? Ashley?

Traci: Excuse me. I’m so sorry. Did my sister come back?

Waiter: No, madam.

Traci: Thank you.

[ Traci sighs ] Okay. Jack, I was hoping that you would pick up. It’s me. Um, you might want to sit down for this. Ashley has disappeared. We talked to a waiter who witnessed the incident between her and tucker and… he remembered not the version that ashley told us, the version that tucker did. I’m sure you are just as shocked as I am to hear that.

[ Sighs ] Ashley took off. I hope it’s just to clear her head, to, you know, to– to process what she’s just learned, but I’m so worried about her. She’s not answering her phone. If you hear from her, will you please let me know? And I will do the same for you. Uh– oh, jack. All right, I– I love you. Bye.

[ Traci sighs ]

Nikki: I don’t know what i would’ve done without you, jack.

Jack: You don’t have to know. I’m always a phone call away.

Nikki: The meeting helped.

Jack: Sometimes, all we need is a reminder of how strong we are. You proved that today.

Nikki: Yeah, except for when I drank.

Jack: But you’re sober now, clear headed.

Nikki: Sure. Ready to face the world.

Jack: You sure? I’m happy to drive you home.

Nikki: No, no, I– I need to be here. Focusing on work is a good distraction from all the noise in my head. And this time, I might actually even get some work done. Thank you again for everything that you’re doing. You give me hope that I can do this.

Jack: You can do this. I know you can. I’m just glad I can help.

Victor: What are you doing here?

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, February 1, 2024

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A drunk Nikki arrives at Jack’s office and tells him she had three drinks when she learned that Jordan may have broken out of prison after the fire. Jack takes Nikki to a meeting. Nikki and Jack return to her office so she can do some work and Victor arrives when Jack is about to leave and he wonders what Jack is doing in Nikki’s office.

Daniel tells Heather they can’t be together until he talks to Lily. Lucy is listening behind the door and is glad that her parents will soon be together.

Ashley and Traci talk to a waiter at the cafe in Paris and he tells her that Tucker was rude and he got angry but he didn’t break a wine glass or turn over a chair. Ashley insists that Tucker paid the waiter and the waiter insists nobody paid him. He only told the truth. Ashley calls Tucker and tells him she knows he paid off the waiter. Traci calls Jack, and tells her Ashley was upset and she ran off and she can’t find her.

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Diane: Ah, last night was perfect. Dinner, champagne, dancing, you.

Jack: Nothing is too good for jabot’s new co-ceo. And I am sorry that the mood was temporarily spoiled by tucker.

Diane: Oh, already forgotten. So the only thing better than a night out with you is this, working side by side with my husband, my son. We’re really lucky.

Jack: Yes, we are.

Diane: Yeah, let’s do it.

Jack: Come on.

Diane: Thank you. Oh, you’re here already. We didn’t even hear you leave the house.

Kyle: Not everyone can party on a weeknight. Kidding, but since I was up at dawn, I figured why not get a start on the day?

Jack: Hey, been a lot of that lately. First in the door, last to leave. I couldn’t be prouder of you.

Tucker: Morning.

Nate: Morning. Coffee, please.

Tucker: So are you and audra an item now?

Nate: Why do you ask?

Tucker: Oh, you seem pretty cozy up in her suite. I saw the sparkle in her eyes. She may have said something.

Nate: I seriously doubt that. But if audra and I are an item or not, that’s none of your business.

Tucker: That’s true. It’s just that she and i are close, so–

Nate: Not anymore. Audra’s done with you, tucker. Are– are you really the last to know?

Victor: No, you keep me informed. Step by step, is that clear? Thank you. Here you are.

Nick: What’s so urgent?

Victor: Have a seat, guys.

Victoria: What is it, dad? What’s going on?

Victor: My security team called me last night. And told me that there was a huge fire at the institution where jordan is incarcerated.

Victoria: What? Oh, my god.

Nick: What do you know?

Victor: Not much. One doesn’t know how many people survived.

Victoria: Was jordan killed?

Nick: Would it be wrong to hope she is burning in hell for what she did to mom?

Victoria: And claire.

Victor: We don’t know anything about her whereabouts. Don’t know if she was a victim of that fire. But you and I can imagine that in that massive chaos that ensued, someone could have escaped.

Victoria: Meaning that jordan could be dead, or she could be out there again, ready to do god knows what.

[ Knocking on door ]

Audra: Nikki.

Nikki: Come in.

Audra: I’ve packed up my office, I’ve turned in my security badge, key card. Unless you’ve changed your mind about letting me go.

Nikki: Only if you have changed your mind about opening the newman media office in london.

Audra: I have not.

Nikki: Well, I’m sorry. My decision stands.

Audra: I’m sorry as well.

Nikki: This probably seems very unfair to you.

Audra: My work here has been exemplary. You’ve said so yourself many times.

Nikki: Yes, it has been. And a part of me regrets this. But given the circumstances, I need to be selfish.

Audra: To protect yourself. Even though I’ve told you many times, I am not a threat. And I would never reveal what you’re going through to anyone.

Nikki: I understand that.

Audra: And I also gave you my word that I would keep my distance, and not monitor you or betray your confidence.

Nikki: Audra, we have had this conversation.

Audra: Well, I hope you can find my replacement, and quickly, because running newman media alone, the stress is going to be a bigger burden, a greater test of your sobriety than my presence could ever be. (Cat 1) friskies world!

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Victor: I obviously was concerned about that jordan woman as soon as I heard about the fire.

Victoria: Just the idea that jordan could be out there somewhere… what does that mean for mom and claire?

Nick: If jordan got out, and that is a big “if,” do you really think she would risk showing her face in genoa city or going to the hospital?

Victor: Son, the woman is insane. She has a vendetta against your mother and our family. And unless we find out for sure that she didn’t survive that fire, we all have to stay on our toes.

Victoria: Daddy, would you please send some of your security team to the hospital?

Victor: I already have.

Victoria: Good. Thank you. I know claire has been given certain freedoms, and I would hate for this to– to ruin that, but I would prefer it if she doesn’t know that they’re on the premises. It would only upset her.

Victor: I’ll take care of it.

Victoria: Oh, god, I can’t believe this. After all the progress that she’s made.

Nick: Mom must be so freaked out.

Victor: I got the call about the fire when I was with your mother. I decided not to tell her.

Victoria: That makes a lot of sense. The last thing that she needs right now is another threat to her sobriety.

Nick: But we’re not gonna be able to keep this from mom for very long. Eventually, she’s gonna find out.

Victoria: Well, yes, we need to get some answers as soon as possible, we don’t want mom spinning over this.

Victor: Now I hate to tell you this, but there was some stress added to your mother. After she fired audra charles.

Nick: Fired her? Why?

Victoria: When did this happen?

Victor: Because audra charles found out about your mother’s drinking, and she offered her support, and your mother didn’t like that.

Nick: Are you telling me that mom is running newman media single-handedly?

Victor: I think your mother can handle it, son.

Victoria: Yeah, sure. That’s mom, superwoman. She can do anything, even when it’s the last thing that she needs.

Victor: Look, all we can do now is support her.

Nick: And pray that jordan doesn’t show up.

Victor: Keep this news from your mother.

Nikki: I have the situation well in hand, thank you.

Audra: Yeah, I’m sure you do.

Nikki: I wish you every success. And wherever you end up, they will be very lucky to have you. And again, I am happy to write a glowing recommendation for you.

Audra: I appreciate that. We might have gotten off to a rocky start, but your guidance has meant a great deal to me.

Nikki: Well, that’s very generous of you.

Audra: You’re a legend in this business, nikki. I hope you’re successful with this latest… challenge.

Nikki: Thank you.

Audra: Damn it.

Tucker: You will never understand the bond that audra and I share.

Nate: But I do. You’re alone. You’ve got nothing, no one. So you cling to some fantasy that there’s more to that bond with audra than there actually is. You’re no good for her, tucker. So if you care about audra, you’ll let her go. Man, she is brilliant and talented, but she’ll never achieve her true potential with your dead weight around her neck.

Tucker: She’s gotten pretty far with my dead weight around her neck.

Nate: Oh, I’m sure she’d appreciate you taking all the credit.

[ Scoffs ]

Tucker: I have supported audra all this time because I understand her. And she understands me. We understand each other. That’s why I know she’s got something in the works, something aimed at me. You know anything about it?

Nate: No clue.

Tucker: No clue. Her confidence is alluring, isn’t it? I have a sneaking suspicion that she thinks she can get one over on me, and she would be very insulted if I just let it slide. So please tell your friend– or your lover or whatever the hell she is for you– that I’m onto her. And if you’re thinking of throwing in with her in this little game, as smart as you think you are, you can’t beat me.

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Diane: If we had known you were here already, I would’ve brought you a coffee from crimson lights.

Kyle: The office brew is just fine with me.

Diane: I know you’re a hard worker, but you don’t need to run yourself ragged.

Kyle: Oh, this isn’t ragged. This is just plugging away. I need to do this, mom. Above and beyond, make up for past bad behavior.

Jack: No, that’s all in the past. Need I remind you, you helped save jabot from tucker mccall? Now in my book, that makes you a star. You don’t have to work to impress your mother and I. We’re perfectly happy with your love and loyalty. Except we’d also like your business experience.

[ Diane laughs ]

Diane: Your father’s right. You don’t have anything to prove to us, kyle.

Kyle: Maybe I have something to prove to myself. I hope you don’t mind, but since I was here early, I decided to get a head start on restructuring the intern program.

Jack: Oh!

Kyle: You know, defining the goals, restructuring the framework.

Diane: Already? Well, I was going to work on this this morning.

Kyle: Well, there’s a little legal finessing that had to be done that I was already familiar with. And now you don’t have to worry about it.

Diane: I see, well, thank you.

Kyle: And I am late for a meeting, so, I will catch up with the two of you later.

Jack: You know what? I think this is gonna work. The three of us guiding jabot to a bright new future.

Diane: Yeah, I’m not so sure kyle’s on board with your vision.

Jack: What do you mean? Of course he is. You just heard him. Ready to do the work, above and beyond. He’s totally committed.

Diane: Yeah, he’s saying all the right things, but it’s just, um– just the sense I’m getting, and I know his tells.

Jack: What are you talking about?

Diane: He’s trying too hard, jack. He’s disappointed that you didn’t make him co-ceo.

Jack: He said himself he knows he’s not ready.

Diane: For a job he already had? And once again?

Jack: I think the protective side of you is overthinking this.

Diane: Uh, no, no, no, no. He wasn’t trying to help me with the intern project. It was his subtle way of saying, “I can do this job, and I can do it better.”

Nate: Your ego, the narcissism, astonishing.

Tucker: Isn’t it?

Nate: The world doesn’t revolve around you, tucker.

Tucker: Mine does, just like yours does around you and audra’s around her. That’s how it works for people like us.

Nate: I’m nothing like you.

Tucker: Of course you are. You’re just not as good at it. You know what your weakness is, nate? You want so desperately to be liked. For instance, I saw you sucking up to devon last night, hoping, begging for his approval.

Nate: There it is. You see, devon and I, we’re rebuilding our relationship, and we’re in a good place. And you can’t stand to see that because your son wants nothing to do with you.

Tucker: You know, if you get tired, of, you know, getting looked over at chancellor-winters all the time, you should consider coming to work with audra and me–

Nate: There is no more audra and you.

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Tucker: Always and forever.

Audra: What’s going on?

Tucker: Nate is considering working with us.

Audra: Huh? Is that true?

Nate: No way in hell.

Tucker: Yeah, we’ll see. Enjoy your day.

Audra: Excuse me.

Nate: Audra, don’T.

Audra: Tucker. Tucker, wait. Oh, god. Do you get my text?

Tucker: I did.

Audra: What you said in there? What did you mean by “us”? Have you forgiven me? Am I back in?

Tucker: Hmm, how should i play this?

Audra: My god, you are just infuriating. Would it kill you to just answer the question?

Tucker: Yes, audra. Yes, you are in.

Audra: You’re not angry?

Tucker: How could i stay angry at you after all we’ve been through? It’s our own special kind of fun, right? And we’re gonna have a blast this time.

Audra: You won’t regret it.

Tucker: Oh, I know I won’T. Because bringing you back in is the only way I’m gonna find out what the hell you’re up to. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Victor: And by the way, how are things going with adam? Are you getting along, working well together?

Nick: You know, adam’s been on his best behavior, but we’ve all seen it before. Eventually there’s going to be some obstacle or a perceived grievance, and it could all go up in flames.

Victor: Well, I think this time things may be different, you know?

Nick: I am, uh, pulling for him. I mean that, adam is sharp and talented, I think he’s got a bright future, assuming he can stay focused and keep it together.

Victor: Even if he is seeing sally spectra again?

Nick: I admit it wasn’t easy at first. Really care about her. I thought we had a– a future, you know, but, uh, obviously, that pull between adam and sally is still there, and it probably always will be. So I truly hope the best for them.

Victor: Now, that sounds very mature on your part, son.

Nick: Well, you’ve always made it clear how you feel about sally. You can’t like it that she’s still in the picture, regardless of which brother she’s with.

Victor: Suffice it to say, I’ve never fully trusted her. Nor really liked her. But maybe things have changed for the better.

Nick: Well, the only thing we can do is stay out of it. Dad, I know that’s not your specialty, not involving yourself in something, but I truly believe that is our best chance to keep adam focused and on his best behavior.

Jack: I think you’re jumping to conclusions.

Diane: No, I’m not. You know how much this whole situation has bothered me.

Jack: I think some maternal instinct in you is always going to protect your son. No matter how much you like the job, no matter how good you are at it, some part of you is going to think, “I should have given kyle the position.”

Diane: Well, it’s not too late to change your mind.

Jack: I love you even more for how much you love our son, and want to protect him. But we have to let this go. You and kyle are exactly where you should be. I don’t have the slightest regret about my decision.

Diane: Okay.

[ Phone chiming ]

Jack: Can I put you on hold for just a second?

Nikki: Is it a bad time?

Jack: No, not at all. It’s nikki.

Diane: Oh.

Jack: Thank you.

Diane: Yeah, mm-hmm.

Kyle: Thanks for letting me know.

Diane: I thought you had a meeting.

Kyle: Just got canceled, which is good, because now I can work on the lip oil launch.

Diane: Oh, hold on. I– I wanted to tweak a few details for that.

Kyle: Yeah, I worked on earlier iterations of the line, so I have some ideas on how best to market.

Diane: Well, I have some ideas, too.

Kyle: But at the last meeting you were talking about you wanted to focus on incentivizing faster turnarounds on production timing. Now you have time to explore that. You’re welcome.

[ Diane gasps ]

Diane: Kyle, stop.

Jack: How’s it going?

Nikki: I’m swamped. Please tell me you found a replacement for audra.

Jack: I’m waiting for word it’s good to go. It takes some time sometimes.

Nikki: Which I’m running out of.

Jack: Is it really that bad?

Nikki: Well, I guess not. I– I– I just had a– a bad moment.

Jack: Tell me what happened.

Nikki: Audra came by to say goodbye.

Jack: And how did that go?

Nikki: Well, um, I could have done without her suggesting that without her, my job would be a lot more stressful. I mean, that threatens my sobriety more than if I had kept her on. Do you think I made a mistake?

Jack: Letting audra go was part of your recovery. Nikki, it’s totally justified. You don’t have to question yourself at all. You are perfectly capable of running newman media until you get a coo.

Nikki: I love your confidence. I wish I had some.

Jack: Hey, why don’t we, uh, have a late breakfast? We can talk about coping strategies, anything you like.

Nikki: I would love to, but the work pile on my desk won’t– won’t let me. So, listen, jack, do you think– I– I don’t know, is this self-sabotage? Is this a sign that I’m making terrible decisions?

Jack: Don’t fall into that spiral of doubt. Focus on work. One task at a time, one hour at a time. Don’t get freaked out by this.

Nikki: You’re right.

Jack: I know what you’re thinking– that it’s easier said than done.

Nikki: You know me so well.

Jack: I know you can do this.

[ Knocking on door ]

Nikki: Oh, my next appointment is here, so, um, thank you for the advice.

Victoria: That’s what I am? Your next appointment?

Nikki: Hi, darling. How are you?

Victoria: I heard that you let audra go.

Nikki: Ah. News travels fast.

Victoria: Dad told me and nicholas. Are you sure that was a good idea?

Nikki: Questioning my judgment is not helpful, victoria.

Victoria: I’m sorry.

Nikki: No, no, I– I’m sorry. I– I shouldn’t have snapped.

Victoria: All I meant is that until you find a replacement, your workload will be doubled. Are you sure that’s safe for you and for your sobriety? Skin-carving next level hydration?

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Nikki: Now you sound like your father. I wish everybody would stop hovering and worrying. I am fine.

Victoria: I’m allowed to be concerned, mom.

Nikki: Yes, of course you are, but I can handle it. You need to trust me on that. And besides, the more work I have, the better off I’ll be.

Victoria: I know how strong you can be under normal circumstances.

Nikki: There are no normal circumstances for an alcoholic. But I have won this battle before, and I will do it again.

Victoria: Yes, I know you will, and I’d like to help you. Let me step in as interim coo and take some of the pressure off.

Nikki: Darling, I would love to work with you again, but if there is anyone who is dealing with out of the ordinary circumstances, it’s you. You stepped away from newman so that you could help claire get healthy. I’m not gonna take that away from you. It’s too important. How is she doing?

Victoria: She’s doing better. She’s– she seems much more open and o– optimistic. I know she still has a long way to go, and there are gonna be some more bumps along the way, but cole and i are very hopeful that there might be a miracle here.

Nikki: Well, I’m happy for all three of you.

Victoria: And I would be happy to help you, mom, please. Let me look at my schedule. I can make it work.

Nikki: Absolutely not.

[ Nikki scoffs ] Hard work is not something foreign to me. I’ll be fine.

Victoria: Are you sure?

Nikki: Not only am I sure, but I have a conference call in a couple of minutes, and I’ve got to prep for it, so I am officially kicking you out.

Victoria: All right. I love you.

Nikki: I love you.

Victoria: If you need anything–

Nikki: I know who to call.

Victoria: All right.

Diane: I don’t need you to pick up my slack.

Kyle: Wha– that– that’s not what I was doing at all.

Diane: Well, are you sure? Because it kind of feels like you’re worried that I’m not ready to take on this position.

Kyle: I was the one who suggested the co-ceo position before dad even offered it to you.

Diane: Uh, yes, and now that he has and I’ve accepted it, you’ve gone into overdrive. You’re– you’re taking over projects that I am perfectly capable of managing.

Kyle: Okay, mom, I was just trying to help.

Diane: Maybe. Or maybe, subconsciously, you’re trying to say that you could be doing my job and maybe even better.

Kyle: Hey, if my actions have upset you, I’m sorry. I’ll back off.

[ Diane scoffs ]

Diane: And now I’ve upset you.

Kyle: No, not– not at all. Mom, we’re good. As family and working together, we have to be honest with each other.

Diane: Then I can honestly say that I’m proud of you. And I’m excited that we’ll be working as a team.

Kyle: Exactly the way I feel.

Diane: All right.

[ Diane laughs ] Well, it’s like your father says, we’re going to do great things together.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Diane: Okay.

Kyle: See you.

Audra: I’m not plotting anything, tucker.

Tucker: Sure. Whatever you say, audra.

Audra: My god, your ego is relentless. I’m not planning anything against you. Now, we’ve accomplished some amazing things together, and I’ve learned a lot from you. And I’d love to learn more.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: You’re laying it on a little thick.

Audra: Oh. Yeah, that’s because you’re being dramatic and ridiculous, and honesty wasn’t getting through to you. But can we just move on already? We’re a team again, and I’d just like to get started. Taking glissade to the top with you is all I want.

Tucker: It’s also your only option since you quit newman media.

Audra: Okay, can– are we done with this topic? Because it’s dangerously close to boring me, and you hate to be boring.

Tucker: Whatever you say, audra.

Audra: You really don’t trust me?

Tucker: Should I? I’ll see you around. You look good in this. Keep it.

[ Audra sighs ]

Nate: Good morning.

Audra: What was that between you and tucker?

Nate: You know, just tucker being tucker. Please tell me that your conversation was you telling him to stay the hell away from you. And that you are perfectly happy at newman media.

Audra: Mm. I can’t do that.

Nate: Why?

Audra: Because I resigned.

Nate: Hmm. Something must have gone very wrong for you to lie to my face.

Nate: You didn’t quit, did you? Nikki fired you.

Audra: In a way, but splitting hairs. I’m out of a job either way.

Nate: Mm. And you failed to mention it last night.

Audra: Well, I wasn’t in the mood. Look, I told you, nikki’s drinking wasn’t going to end well for me, and it didn’T. You know, she had the nerve to offer me a position heading up newman media’s office in london. As if it was some kind of reward.

Nate: Isn’t it?

Audra: It was exile. You know, you break all of your own rules about showing even an ounce of vulnerability. You– you try to be nice, understand them, support them, and all it does is bite you. Everything I did was to help her, and all she saw me was as a threat.

Nate: And she hadn’t been drinking?

Audra: In that moment, she was absolutely sober. I mean, the rest of the day, who knows? But the way she did it. Just waving her recovery as an excuse. And of course, she reminded me of the nda I signed because she’s terrified that I’m going to spill her secret, which I would never do.

Nate: All right. I’m sorry. Well, it’s a loss for her and for the company.

Audra: Yeah, well, I guess at least I’m free of the newmans and their insular little world where blood is the only thing that matters. You know, I should have learned after what they did to you. I– you know, can you believe that? When victor found out that nikki fired me, he wanted to make it up to me by offering me some random position at newman as if I would waste my time.

Nate: Okay, so now you’re a free agent with a stellar resume. I hope you’re going to use it more wisely than trying to take tucker down from the inside at glissade. He’s already suspicious.

Audra: Yeah, because in his mind, he thinks that everyone is obsessed with him and out to get him.

Nate: Because you actually are out to get him. Which I understand. You want the world and would do anything to get it. But screwing with tucker, that is not the way. So please tell me you thought about what I said and changed your mind about going after tucker.

Audra: Your advice registered. It’s a spectacularly bad idea. Way too risky, so backing off would be the smart thing to do.

Nate: Why don’t i believe you?

Audra: Oh, I didn’t say I agreed. Just that it registered.

Nate: Audra, tucker hurt you. He let you down too many times, so you want to gut him. But you are too close to this. I– it is too personal. Tucker will use that, and he will play you. And you’ll never get a chance to hijack glissade out from under him. If anything, you’ll be the one who suffers, and I don’t want to see that happen.

Audra: Then have a little faith that I can do this.

Nate: My god. As brilliant as you are, if you go through with this, you’re setting yourself up for a massive fall.

Nick: All right, so that’s on the books– dinner with the state’s attorney general.

Victor: Okay. Son, I can handle that if you’re not available.

Nick: I’ll take care of it, dad, you’ve got plenty on your plate.

Victor: But, son, so do you. You have a child at home. You have a full-time job here. When do you have time for your personal life?

Nick: I have a personal life. I’m good.

Victor: Son, I’m a little older than you are, and I can tell you that it’s very important to have someone in your life that you… can lean on, you know? In happy times and bad times.

Nick: Well, not everyone can be as lucky as you and mom. But honestly, I’m fine. I’m where I want to be. I’m working with you. I’m doing everything I can to make newman the best possible place it can be.

Victor: I’m glad to hear that, my boy. And I want you to know how happy it makes me that we’re working together, okay? Means a lot to me.

Nick: Me, too.

Cole: Morning.

Victoria: Hi.

Cole: Hey. Is there news? Is that why you called?

Victoria: There’s– there’s been a fire. A fire at the prison where jordan’s being held.

Cole: What?

Victoria: Yes, it’s a– it was fairly large fire. So, some people were trapped and– and killed, and there’s a possibility that some of the prisoners may have escaped.

Cole: Wait, do we know anything about jordan? Is she alive? Is she dead? Did she escape?

Victoria: There’s no clue yet, there’s nothing. The information is coming in very slowly, but my father’s security team is on top of it.

Cole: Well, let’s just hope that she’s behind bars. Or– you know what? I hate to say it, but the world would be a safer place if she was no longer in it.

Victoria: But we have to assume that if jordan is alive, there’s a very good possibility that she’s headed this way.

Cole: Your mother must be terrified.

Victoria: She doesn’t know. At least not yet. And I really, really hope she doesn’t find out. Cole, I just came from seeing her, and she’s really struggling. She fired her coo and she’s taken over newman media. She says that she can handle it, but she’s obviously so stressed out. And her sobriety is just– it’s fragile. So, finding out the news that jordan could be out there, along with everything else that she’s dealing with, I’m just afraid it’s too much.

Cole: I’m so sorry, vic. Claire. Does she know?

Victoria: I hate the idea of her being afraid that jordan could get to her again. Her nightmares have finally just stopped. Now it– this is truly the last thing that she needs.

Cole: Well, we’re just not gonna tell her. Not yet. I mean, not until we have all of the facts.

Victoria: But what if–

Cole: We– we can circle around the what-ifs for hours. That’s not going to help us or anyone else.

Victoria: You’re right.

Cole: And the chances of jordan actually having escaped during this fire are very slim. So we stay positive. Emergen-c crystals pop and fizz

[ Knocking on door ]

Jack: Come in.

Kyle: Dad, you got a second?

Jack: Absolutely. Come on in.

Kyle: Um, I need a reality check. Did I overstep with mom?

Jack: She spoke to you then?

Kyle: And she very politely accused me of being passive-aggressive. No. All I’m trying to do is help.

Jack: Understood. Um, I think her concern is more about her own insecurity than any genuine belief that you would try to show her up. You wouldn’t do that, right?

Kyle: Look, we both know that this is a new arena for her. It’s going to require a certain amount of stamina and insight. I think there is nothing wrong with me offering a helping hand while she develops into the role.

Jack: I appreciate your concern. But you’re trying to help her in the wrong way. She is perfectly capable of developing into the role all by herself.

Kyle: Got it. Like I told mom, I’ll back off. I know my place.

Audra: If you’re so worried about me, take me up on my offer. Join me against tucker for fun and profit. How can you resist?

Nate: Nope. I already told you, I’m not getting dragged into this. There is no amount of fun or profit that makes messing with tucker worth it.

Audra: So you’re happy at the family company warming the bench, huh?

Nate: Mm-hmm.

Audra: Not taking a real shot at something bigger and better. You know, you used to be so much braver and much more interesting.

Nate: Mm. Audra, you’re good. No argument. But it’s a mistake to think that you can go against tucker and win.

Audra: Thanks for your support.

Nate: Only because I care about you.

Audra: Then stop underestimating me. Like the newmans and the abbotts and tucker and kyle and everyone else in this town. You don’t want in? Fine. Now, sit on the sidelines with your advice and your concern and watch me pull this off and land on top where I belong.

Victoria: I’ve already spun a dozen different scenarios about jordan escaping and what it would do to my mom and to claire. Oh, my god. None of them are good. How do you stay so calm?

Cole: I just work with the facts. Nikki and claire are protected. Victor’s team and the cops are on top of it. And we have beaten jordan so far. So just stay on track.

Victoria: This must be so difficult for you. Dealing with a lifetime of madness in your family.

Cole: It’s humbling. Thinking I’d gotten away from it, and I’m right back in it again. Not to mention the victims. And that includes claire. She didn’t inherit my mother and aunt’s insanity. But she got twisted into knots. And honestly, she might have stayed that way, but she met you. And I can see in her she has a lot more of you than she does me. That’s my sign that claire is going to be okay one day.

Victoria: You know, there’s no bad in you. None of this is your fault.

[ Nikki gasps ]

Nikki: This is jordan’s prison. “Damage is extensive. Dozens trapped by the flames. The number of casualties is unknown at this time. Some inmates are thought to have– thought to have escaped.” Oh, my god. What if she has escaped, and she’s coming for me? She’s coming for me right now. Oh, god.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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Recap written by Eva

Audra goes back to work with Tucker because Tucker wants to keep an eye on her since he suspects she is planning something against him.

Nate warns Audra not to go up against Tucker because she will lose. Audra tells Nate that people have always underestimated her but, her plan to take Glissade from Tucker will work and she will take Glissade away from Tucker.

Victor tells Nick and Victoria that there was a fire at the prison where Jordan was being held and they don’t know if Jordan died or escaped from prison. Victor tells Nick and Victoria not to tell Nikki about Jordan because it will only upset her.

Victoria tells Nikki that Victor mentioned to her that she fired Audra. Victoria offers to step in as temporary COO until Nikki can replace Audra. Nikki assures Victoria that she can handle things until she can replace Audra and she shouldn’t worry about her. Nikki calls Jack for an update on the search for a new COO for her and he tells her he will find a new COO for her soon but she is capable of handling things at Newman Media on her own for now.

Victoria and Cole decide not to tell Claire about Jordan until they find out more information about the fire. Nikki finds out about the fire at the prison while she reads the news on her tablet. Nikki is worried that Jordan escaped from prison and will come after her.

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Y&R Transcript Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Victor: Nikki, are you in there?

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: That was close.

Jack: It’s been a long time since I felt the need to sneak around. I didn’t miss the feeling at all.

Nikki: Now, jack, don’t make a big deal out of this.

Jack: You were afraid to breathe just now in your own office. And it’s going to stay that way as long as you keep secrets from victor.

Nikki: You said you were ready to help me. Whatever I need.

Jack: Yes, I did, but this…

Nikki: Is what we agreed upon.

Jack: Then maybe we should reopen the topic. Are you sure you won’t tell victor that I’m your new sponsor?

Nate: Hey.

Devon: Hey.

Nate: You at an okay place to take a break?

Devon: Uh, close enough, yeah. What’s up?

Nate: Why don’t we both call it quits for the night? Let me buy you a drink at the club.

Devon: That’s the best offer I’ve had all day. Let’s do it.

Tucker: There she is. Didn’t expect to see you so soon. Or ever, after our last conversation. Hi. Uh, just my usual, thank you.

Audra: I’ll put it on my tab, please.

Tucker: Oh, sweet. The deluxe apology.

Audra: What’s a few angry words between old friends?

Tucker: Is that how we’re playing?

[ Tucker scoffs ] Okay, then. Yeah, I’m– I’m surprised. Did not expect to hear from you. I guess you’re becoming as mercurial as everyone says I am. I must be rubbing off on you.

Audra: Mm. Not in the right ways. You know, last time I checked, I’m not rich beyond my wildest dreams like you.

Tucker: Not yet. Thank you very much. I could change that for you if I wanted to.

Audra: Yeah, you know, you mentioned some plans. Among other things.

Tucker: So, first you turned me down. Now, you’ve changed your mind. Did my pitch get under your skin, audra? Or am I just that irresistible? I won’t let me moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

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Audra: It’s not that I find you irresistible, but that your offer for me to come work with you at glissade just might be.

Tucker: Which you recently not-so-graciously declined. Very emphatically. What’s changed?

Audra: I had some time to think things through, that’s all.

Tucker: Uh-huh. This is a major reversal. You were very decisive up in your suite.

Audra: Yeah, I had a knee-jerk reaction to the mention of jabot.

Tucker: And ashley.

Audra: But I’m calmer now.

Tucker: No, you’ve– you’ve pushed back before. This is different. And you– you– you were done with me, right? In all ways.

Audra: Well, I decided to leave newman media. Effective immediately.

Tucker: Well, now.

Audra: There’s no upward mobility for me there. And it’s a closed shop. Only the newmans are allowed in the inner circle, and that’s never going to change. I thought it was worth it to have it on my resume, but why bother now when there are other, much better options on the table?

Tucker: And you just realized this?

Audra: Yes. I just realized that.

Tucker: Same job it was a week ago. Something must have happened.

Audra: Think whatever you want. Is your offer still on the table?

Tucker: Maybe. Only if you’re honest with me.

Audra: About?

Tucker: Something tells me you didn’t quit. Something tells me you ticked nikki off and she fired you. Hm?

[ Tucker laughs ] She did, didn’t she? What’d you do to lose your job, audra?

[ Phone ringing ]

[ Nikki gasps ]

Nikki: It’s victor.

Jack: Take it.

Nikki: Hi.

Victor: Sweetheart. I came by the office and the doors were locked. I thought you’d left for the evening, but then I saw your car in the garage. So, everything all right?

Nikki: Oh, yeah, I– I– I got a little stir-crazy, so I just went out for a walk to clear my head.

Victor: Wait a minute, why would you go for a walk out in the freezing cold?

Nikki: Yeah, that’s why I’m back in my office already so soon. Did you need to see me?

Victor: Yes.

Nikki: I’ll come to you.

Victor: All right, I’m in my office.

Nikki: All right, I’ll be there shortly.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Jack: You see how this is affecting you?

Nikki: I can handle it.

Jack: Nikki, just tell him.

Nikki: No. I have made up my mind. Right now, it is best that he not know you are involved. So, if you want to ease my stress, tell me that you will understand that, and you won’t bring it up again.

Jack: Even if I can see how much this secret is stressing you. I know that you don’t agree with my decision, but I need for you to respect it. And just being in this position, it– it makes me feel so ashamed. No matter how many meetings I go to, I still can’t seem to string two days together without the urge to drink. I mean, I go looking for a bottle without even thinking about it.

Jack: Just focus on one day, one day at a time. One hour at a time. One minute if that’s what it takes.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: One minute at a time. God, just hearing that makes me feel so weak. And I am sick of draining the life out of people for my own selfish reasons. God, I– I know this program. I know how it works. I should have been over this. I should have beaten it weeks ago.

Jack: Take it easy. Take a breath. Relax. Take it easy.

Nikki: And that’s only what I’m going through. I mean, how would victor react if he knew that I was already relying on you? What would that do to him?

Jack: He’s a fighter. Just like you are.

Nikki: How long does he have to fight? He is already going through stress with the family and I am not going to add to that by telling him I have chosen somebody else to support me. He would be terribly hurt.

Jack: Okay. Breathe. Breathe again. Let me– let me get you some water, okay?

Nikki: I’ve got it. I mean, I hate lying to him, but I have to spare him. I can handle it.

Jack: Okay.

Nikki: Thank you. Thank you for dropping whatever you were doing so you could come spend time with me. It really helped. More than you know, jack.

Jack: For what it’s worth, when you called, I was at society, having a drink with victor. I was trying to get a read on how he’s reacting to all this.

Nikki: What? That is exactly what you’re not supposed to do. – “Best thing I’ve ever done.”

Nikki: How could you do that, jack? Only a handful of people even know that I have slipped. What did you do? Seek victor out so you could interrogate him?

Jack: It was one drink, that’s all.

Nikki: And then what? You waited for him to bring up my drinking?

Jack: I was trying to gauge where his thinking is right now.

Nikki: And was he suspicious of this casual conversation?

Jack: Nikki, it was fine.

Nikki: What exactly does fine mean?

Jack: It means I’m an old hand at getting information out of that man without him realizing it. And I got one big thing out of it. Nikki, he loves you a great deal. And he will do anything in his power to protect you. Including, perhaps, accepting me as your sponsor. But that’s not going to happen if you don’t talk to him.

Nikki: No. No. I won’t have it, jack. I won’t have you dropping hints or him knowing anything about this. I don’t want him to see that I’m so fragile, that things are as bad as they are.

Jack: Nikki, he knows you have a problem. When you had that drink or how many you had does not matter.

Nikki: It matters to me. I can’t let him see what a mess I am. I need to do this myself with the support of somebody who truly understands what I’m going through.

Jack: I’m your guy.

Nikki: And thank god for you, jack.

[ Knocking on door ]

Victor: Come in.

Nick: Hey.

Victor: Hi, son.

Nick: I was just about to take off for the night. You want to grab a drink?

Victor: Uh, I’m going to have dinner with your mother.

Nick: Good. Some other time then.

Victor: Yeah.

Nick: How’s she doing?

Victor: I don’t know. She pretends to be stronger than she is, I think.

Nick: Yeah, that sounds like mom.

Victor: Yeah. But I don’t like the fact that jack abbott is snooping around. Trying to find out what’s going on with all of us.

Nick: Snooping around how?

Victor: I was sitting at the bar earlier, and he bellied up to me, asking question after question as if I didn’t know what he was up to.

Nick: Well, what does he know? Does he know what went down with jordan? Does he know about claire? Does he know that mom’s having some rough times right now?

Victor: I don’t know.

Nick: I really don’t think you need to be worried about jack, dad. I know he drives you crazy at times, but he knows there’s a need for discretion here.

Victor: Jack abbott being discreet? Are you kidding or what?

Nick: And he certainly has mom’s best interests at heart, especially if he knows that she’s been drinking.

Victor: How the hell did he find out about it?

Nick: I don’t know, dad, maybe– maybe she mentioned something to him. They’re friends. He’s dealt with the same issues. It would make sense that he would be concerned and want to check in on you and just sort of see how we’re all holding up.

Victor: We don’t need his concern, okay? And your mother doesn’t need his support.

Audra: Thank you for your faith in my personal skills, tucker. But nikki didn’t fire me. I quit.

Tucker: Uh-huh.

Audra: Ask her yourself if you don’t believe me.

Tucker: I’m sure she’d love that.

Audra: Are you scared of nikki newman?

Tucker: Are you changing the subject?

[ Audra sighs ]

Audra: You know what? This is not the pleasant drinking chat I hoped for.

Tucker: Oh, what did you hope for, audra? And please be specific. Let me just do the math here. Let’s see.

Audra: Um, excuse me?

Tucker: Well, I, uh, first I find nate up in your room. And now you guys are giving each other the eye. Hm? Is this an element of the equation here?

Audra: What are you even talking about?

Tucker: Something’s going on between you two. And I’m sure it’s related to you quitting newman media. Some people have minor joint pain plus stomach problems.

Devon: Hey, you’re not still friends with audra, are you?

Nate: Uh, not sure you could ever have called us friends.

Devon: You guys were close enough to do deals together and make plans, right?

Nate: Yeah, that’s true. Um, and I learned my lesson. But, uh, we’re still polite to each other, though. But no, uh, not a friendship per se.

Devon: Mm. Okay.

Nate: Any particular reason you’re asking?

Devon: Just the vibe I picked up on.

Nate: Oh, well, tucker over there caught my attention. Why she still gives him the time of day is beyond me. That’s some messed up codependency. The guy’s toxic. Sorry, I didn’t mean to–

Devon: No, please. I– I came to that conclusion about him months ago.

Audra: I’m sorry devon blew you off.

Tucker: Did he? I hadn’t noticed.

Audra: One of your most endearing qualities is how much you love your son.

Tucker: One of my most endearing qualities? What are the others?

[ Tucker laughs ]

Audra: Maybe I misspoke.

Tucker: Are you going to take that one back too? Like you telling me you wanted nothing to do with me was just a knee-jerk reaction?

Audra: You know, now you’re fishing for compliments. Shall I make you a list of your good points, so you can tape it to your mirror to remind yourself that you’re still part of the human race?

Tucker: Your skill set is astounding.

Audra: Is it?

Tucker: Simmering looks.

[ Audra chuckles ] Clever gibes, the underhanded compliments. Cruelty.

Audra: You know, you make me sound fascinating.

Tucker: Oh, you are. Earlier, I opened a vein with you, bared my soul, and you just shut me down without batting an eye. Cut me out of your life. And yet here you are, filled with regret… after you claim that you’ve suddenly quit your lucrative job at newman media. And then you use my estrangement with devon to pretend you care. All the while exchanging sly looks with nate hastings across the room. Are you a part of the human race? Yeah, you’re playing some long con here. I’m dying to know what it.

Diane: Hi!

Jack: Hi.

Diane: Hi. I thought you’d be home earlier.

Jack: Yeah, I got a distress call from nikki. Went to check on her at the office, and victor almost walked in on us.

Diane: What do you mean?

Jack: Well, the door was locked. Victor kept knocking. Nikki didn’t answer.

Diane: Well, that must have been awkward and unnerving.

Jack: Yeah. I hate it. I hate what this is doing to nikki and I– I frankly hate what I’ve agreed to.

Diane: I know. So, how is she doing?

Jack: Not well. I’m worried about her.

Nick: Hey, mom.

Nikki: Hello. Why are you looking at me like that?

Nick: Like, uh, like what?

Nikki: Oh, I don’t know. Like, uh, I’m seconds away from falling apart. I’m not. All is well. I’m sorry I worried you when I went out for some fresh air.

Nick: It’s freezing outside, mom.

Nikki: Yeah, that’s what your father said, too.

Victor: How’s it going with your new sponsor?

Nikki: Very well. We’re a much better fit.

Victor: Uh-huh. Well, I’m glad to hear that.

Nick: What happened to your original guy? What’s his name? Seth?

Nikki: Oh, yeah. He had a stumble of his own recently and I needed somebody who was on more solid ground with their recovery.

Nick: Yeah, that makes sense.

Nikki: But I think this new person will work out very well. They’ve been in recovery a lot longer, and, uh, very– very solid and calm.

Victor: Hm. It’s nice to know. Son, uh, why don’t you have dinner with your parents?

Nick: Oh, I would, but christian just reminded me that it is tacos and video game night, so I got to go.

Victor: That’s important.

Nick: Yeah.

Victor: Okay. Give them our love, okay?

Nick: I will. Mom, just so you know, we’re all here for whatever you need, okay?

Nikki: Thank you, darling.

Victor: Good night, son.

Nick: Good night. Love you both. Oh what a good time we will have

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Nate: You and I have had more than enough battles, and I am grateful we’ve come back around to being able to work together again. You know, have dinner, celebrate holidays. Because family means everything.

Devon: Hope, you’re not going to tell me that I should reach out to tucker.

Nate: No, no, I’m not. I’m saying I’m sorry, because I know it’s hard not having your father in your life.

Devon: Oh, he’s never really been around, so it’s actually not that hard. And I’ve already had the only father I’ll ever need, and tucker will never be half the man that neil was. I actually should have walked away from him long before I did.

Nate: So, what was the last straw? The news about the cover-up?

Devon: That and just everything combined. All the guy does is lie. And when you have somebody that you can’t trust a single word that comes out of their mouth, why would you want them in your life, and I didn’T.

Tucker: Nate’s trying so hard not to look over here at you.

Audra: Do you want to go sit over there with him? I’m happy to let him pick up your tab instead of me.

Tucker: I know you’re dying to tell me what you’re up to. How does nate fit into it?

Audra: You know, he’s an attractive man, tucker, okay? Maybe I just like looking at him. Does it really bother you that much?

Tucker: He keeps looking over at you.

Audra: Well, I am an attractive woman. Or maybe you’ve just forgotten since you’ve known me for so long.

Tucker: I know you are dangerous. You’re up to something with nate.

Audra: You’re right. We’re sleeping together.

Tucker: No, you’re not. But even if you are, I couldn’t care less. It would just be you using sex again as the means to some end. What end is the question.

[ Audra chuckles ]

Audra: Can you just focus on us and our partnership?

Tucker: Who said I still want to partner with you?

[ Audra scoffs ]

Audra: So, you offer me the world, and now you’ve just changed your mind?

Tucker: I’m thinking about it. See you around. Gentlemen.

Sharon: The key is to make each customer feel like they’re our most important account, if not our only account. Now, how do we do that? Through relationships. Building them with research and communication, and maintaining them with excellent follow-through. You each have your own unique style of relating to people, but the common denominator here is service. Anticipating our client’s needs, which only happens when you make it a point to understand their business inside and out. Everyone in this meeting is very good at that. You have a gift for it, which is why I chose you to be part of cassidy first’s sales team. Okay, I guess that’s it for tonight, but before we sign off, there is a little homework assignment. Um, I’d like each of you to design a questionnaire that will get to the heart of what a client needs in bespoke software products. Go beyond just who’s going to be using it, and what will it be used for. Get creative, there is no right or wrong. Just send them to me by friday, and we’ll use them to brainstorm with next week’s meeting, all right? Any questions? Fantastic. Have a great evening, everyone. Enjoy.

Nick: Wow.

Sharon: What?

Nick: You’re amazing.

Jack: I have seen nikki fight this battle more than once, but there’s a look in her eye, a fear I’ve never seen before, and it’s like she’s doing everything she can to look like she’s in control.

Diane: Is that what it was like for you?

Jack: Frankly, I don’t remember the pills, the urge. I do remember the ugliness that the pills caused and detox was a living hell.

Diane: You know, jack, maybe this is too much for you to take on right now.

Jack: Oh, look, honey, I didn’t mean to scare you. There’s no reason to be concerned. Though I love that you are concerned.

[ Diane chuckles ] Right now, I would like to spend the rest of my evening focused on you, not nikki, and certainly not victor.

Diane: No argument from me.

Jack: How does champagne and dancing sound to you?

Diane: Are you serious?

Jack: Yeah, I’m serious.

Diane: Then, it sounds absolutely perfect.

Jack: Good.

Victor: Thank you. So, my baby, how’s your appetite?

Nikki: I could eat.

Victor: Good. I had a talk with jack abbott at the bar earlier.

Nikki: I hope you were civil to him.

Victor: He asked me all kinds of questions.

Nikki: Really? About what?

Victor: Well, apparently, you told him about your abduction, which I find interesting. Then, he also knew about your drinking.

Nikki: Yes, jack knows.

Victor: I see.

Nikki: Well, I didn’t want to hide what’s going on with people who care about me. That– that just makes me feel even more ashamed.

Victor: But sweetheart, you know–

Nikki: Talking about it is good, I always feel stronger afterwards.

Victor: You know damn well that I like to keep problems like this within the family, okay?

Nikki: Yes, I know how you feel about privacy.

Victor: For everyone’s protection.

Nikki: From jack? Victor, you– you keep calling it an issue, but the issue is me, my recovery.

Victor: My issue with the whole thing is that jack abbot cannot be trusted. I have never trusted him.

Nikki: All right, please don’t make more out of it than it is. I would’ve called yesterday.

Sharon: Well, that is some compliment. Do you mind if I ask what it is you find so amazing?

Nick: How much time you got?

Sharon: Well, I’m pretty busy working on cassidy first, but I have a few minutes.

Nick: I mean, you’ve been tearing it up lately, all this drive and energy. You have never been a slacker, but this is next level stuff. It’s very impressive.

Sharon: Well, thank you.

Nick: I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation with your sales team. Your advice? Spot on, sharon. Can, I assume they’re, uh, you know, younger people?

Sharon: It’s like they’re speaking a foreign language when it comes to technology. I feel like I’m taking a crash course every time I have a meeting with them.

Nick: Yeah, but you got the other side of it. You know, you’ve got the drive and the vision. They’re very lucky to have you as a mentor. I mean, the fact that you’ve kept your hand in this place while running your new company, it’s quite remarkable.

Sharon: Well, esther has been a really great manager, and I’ve leaned on her a lot. I just can’t bring myself to sell our cute little coffee house, even though I probably should. There’s just so many memories here, you know?

Nick: Yeah, there’s a lot of history here. I’m glad it’s in the family, you know, so to speak.

Sharon: It is. We are. So anyway, thank you for noticing that I’m managing to keep all these balls in the air as of now.

Nick: Don’t come at me with all this modesty stuff, sharon. I’ve worked with you before. I’m sure you’re going to continue to crush it, and impress me and everyone else the way you always do.

Sharon: I really appreciate you saying that. It makes all the hard work that I’ve been doing even more worth it.

Nick: I bet.

Sharon: So, tell me about you, what’s going on?

Nick: Ooh, me.

[ Nick chuckles ] Well, I am, uh– I’m boring in comparison.

Sharon: Okay, that’s a lie. But go ahead, avoid talking about yourself. Tell me about nikki, how is she?

Devon: Uh, I mean, when you get down to it, every single thing about tucker is a lie. You know? And what really annoys me is that he feels like he can pull one over on anybody he wants, including myself. And it’s bad enough when you’re in the dark about things, but then it’s that much worse when you find out the truth, and find out that you got played like a sucker.

Nate: The cover-up is one lie on top of another. The news must have destabilized a new company he bought, glissade.

Devon: Probably.

Nate: Would be better for everyone if he just went to france and tried to manage it from there.

Devon: Yeah, that ain’t gonna happen.

Nate: Why not? Pretty much everyone in town hates the guy. What is he, a glutton for punishment? Because I frankly can’t understand why else would he stick around genoa city? Unless he’s still holding out hope that you might forgive him one day, that he’d have another shot being around you and dom.

Devon: Yeah, probably. Probably all the above. ‘Cause he always thinks he can win, but he’s certainly not going to let anybody think that he got chased away. It’s kind of like you not too long ago, you had everyone pissed off, but you were determined to have your family forgive you.

Nate: Comparing me to tucker mccall, wow, that’s, uh– that’s unnerving.

Devon: Well…

Nate: My actions were low, yes, but, uh, nothing compared to what he’s pulled over the years.

Devon: Yeah, the biggest difference, though, is that you’ve proven that you can actually change and make amends and he’s proven that he can’t or he won’t, so he doesn’T. Either way. Hey, I need to get home to abby and dominic. It’s getting late, thank you for this drink, though.

Nate: Yeah, thanks for coming out.

Devon: For sure.

Nate: I hope, uh, tucker didn’t make it too unpleasant.

Devon: No, no, not at all. I’ll see you around, though.

Nate: Night.

Devon: Night.

[ Nate sighs ]

[ Diane laughing ]

Jack: Oh.

Diane: Look who’s here.

Jack: He’s alone, as he should be. Come on, ignore him.

[ Diane clears throat ]

Tucker: Ah, good evening.

Jack: Tucker.

Tucker: Say, I heard ashley went back to paris.

Jack: That’s none of your business. And how would you know that anyway? When migraine strikes you’re faced with a choice.

Nate: Tucker was eyeing me. What was that about?

Audra: That was about you eyeing me.

Nate: I was curious.

Audra: Yeah, obviously so. You need to work on that.

Nate: What else did he have to say?

Audra: You gave me the perfect suggestion for how to take glissade from tucker. I need to undermine him from the inside, which means I have to get back in his good graces.

Nate: Or maybe that’s just an excuse so you can let yourself get sucked back in by him again.

Audra: You better watch yourself with an accusation like that. I know exactly what I’m doing.

Nate: Yeah, and tucker probably knows, too.

Audra: That’s how the game is played, my friend, at least for tucker and me. And it’s my time to win.

Tucker: I make it my business to know things, jack, but it’s pretty obvious why ashley went back to paris anyway.

Diane: Excuse me.

Jack: You know, I’m not really interested in your theories. I think I’d like to join my wife.

Tucker: What she did was take my advice, and return to the scene of the so-called crime, which means she’s about to find out that everything she claims happened in that bistro did not. And that I have been telling the truth all along.

Jack: Okay, there’s one scenario, here’s another. You’re the liar here. And when ashley comes back from paris, she’s going to purge you from her heart forever. It’ll be so thorough, even you will get it. And you will be more lonely than you have ever been in your entire life. Even your delusions won’t keep you warm.

[ Tucker chuckles ]

Nick: I don’t know how to answer that question about mom. She’s one of the strongest people I know, but this disease does not care. It goes in for the kill, no matter who you are.

Sharon: That’s for sure.

Nick: Dad thinks she’s putting on a brave front you know, to try and hide how fragile she really is.

Sharon: Is that your impression also?

Nick: I mean, it’s possible. She was thrown back into alcoholism against her will. She was doing great, you know? Comfortably in recovery. Her sobriety was solid. Then, her whole world was turned upside down by this psychopath.

Sharon: Well, the good news is nikki is surrounded by people who love her and who will help her get this under control again.

Nick: If she can.

Sharon: Do you really doubt that, or is that some old deep fear?

Nick: I don’t know. Is there a difference?

Sharon: My money’s on nikki. She’s gotten through this several times in the past and she can do it again.

[ Nick sighs ]

Victor: Thank you. So, I understand you had to make some difficult decisions lately.

Nikki: Who have you been talking to?

Victor: Talked to that audra woman.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: She explained to me why you let her go.

Nikki: And you disagree with my decision?

Victor: No. I’ve told you before, when it comes to newman media, you hire and fire whoever you please, okay? I just don’t want any more stress added to your life. That’s not good for you, baby.

Nikki: Well, when I find the right people who understand boundaries, I will bring them on board. But in the meantime, I have other resources I can utilize. The work will get done and I won’t overdo it. I promise. Really, victor, it’ll be fine.

Victor: I’m serious, okay?

[ Phone chiming ] Excuse me. Yes.

Guard: Mr. Newman, the prison where jordan is being held, there was a major fire. No word yet on how many casualties or survivors.

Victor: All right, um, keep me informed, okay?

Nikki: What’s wrong?

Victor: Just business, baby. Nothing to worry about.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Recap written by Eva

Audra tells Tucker she wants to work with him at Glissade because she quit Newman Media. Tucker figures out that Nikki fired her. Tucker also wonders why Audra changed her mind so quickly about his offer to work for him and he suspects Audra is trying to con him.

Victor almost catches Jack in Nikki’s office with her, but he knocks on the door a few times and assumes she isn’t in her office. Victor calls Nikki and she tells him she wasn’t in her office because she went out to get some air. Nikki once again tells Jack that Victor can’t know he is her sponsor because it would hurt him to know she turned to him for support. Nikki later has dinner with Victor and he is upset that Nikki told Jack that she had a slip and he tells her she shouldn’t have said anything to Jack.

Victor gets a call from someone on his security team telling him there was a fire at the prison where Jordan is and there is no word yet about any survivors.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, January 29, 2024

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Chance: Hey.

Summer: Hey, there you are. I thought for a second that maybe you were standing me up.

Chance: I’m very sorry I’m late. The night hasn’t even started and I’m already screwing up. It’s very typical.

Summer: Such a boy scout.

Chance: Well, you know the motto, be prepared. And I’ve fallen short, I apologize.

Summer: Okay, you can relax. We both had to work late and I just got here too, so you’re fine.

Chance: Okay, well I did reserve one of the quiet tables, so that should make up for something.

Summer: Yeah, and if you help me with my coat, you’ll be well on your way to earning your first date badge.

Chance: You are making this too easy for me. Come on. You changed.

Summer: Yeah, well, it’s a legit date, right? So… is there something wrong with my outfit?

Chance: There is absolutely nothing wrong. You look perfect.

Nikki: Come in.

Audra: You wanted to see me?

Nikki: Yeah, I’m not happy with our last exchange. I think that we should clear the air.

Audra: I’ve been thinking the same.

Nikki: I shouldn’t have snapped at you. I’m sorry. I know that you were just trying to be helpful.

Audra: I’m the one who owes you an apology. I overstepped. You know, I made you think I was humoring you because of personal issues that aren’t my business.

Nikki: You’re right, they’re not.

Audra: Yeah, I realize that now. And you have my word I won’t bring it up or discuss my family again. None of that is relevant inside the office.

Nikki: Yes, I think it is best that we keep those parts of our lives separate, given our working relationship.

Audra: That’s the way it should be.

Nikki: Good. Then, you will understand what I am about to ask you.

Jack: Nikki, it’s jack. I just called to see how you’re doing. Feel no pressure to call me back. I just wanted to let you know I’m here for you. Victor.

Victor: Hello, jack.

Jack: You solo?

Victor: Seat is empty. Just know I’m not in a conversational mood, huh?

Jack: Oh, no, we’ll spare you the chitchat. You do look like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Victor: Really?

Jack: Or perhaps this is just another day in the life of victor newman. I know, I said I wouldn’t talk. But if you need a sympathetic ear, I didn’t say I wouldn’t listen. Hey… it’s me! Your dry skin!

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Victor: What makes you think I’d confide in you of all people?

Jack: Well, surely we’re past all that suspicion. I mean, it feels like my anger toward you is a distant memory. Actual days go by, whole days, without my thinking of you.

Victor: Well, I’ll be damned, really. That doesn’t mean I confide in you.

Jack: Okay, I’m not asking you to give me newman enterprises secrets. I’m just saying we could share a drink. We do have a grandson in common. When was the last time you saw harrison?

[ Victor chuckling ]

Victor: Cute kid.

Jack: Yeah, he is. I’m still upset about kyle and summer.

Victor: Yeah, I must say. When one of one’s loved ones has a heartbreak, it affects me as well.

Jack: If I could take away their pain by feeling it myself, I would.

Victor: Yeah, but that’s what parenting and grandparenting is all about, isn’t it?

Jack: Yeah. So, what do you say? Have a drink together, old rivals, for old times’ sake?

Victor: All right. Bartender, kindly show me that same bottle of tequila you showed me before and pour a drink for each of us, all right? By the way, put it on his tab.

Audra: I’m happy to help you in any way I can. I meant that.

Nikki: And I meant what I said. Even though I’m sorry I got angry with you, I’m not thrilled that you know about my recent struggles with sobriety.

Audra: Message received. I hope you can accept my apology about overstepping. It won’t happen again.

Nikki: Well, that genie is out of the bottle now, isn’t it? You do know. And that makes me worry that things will be uncomfortable between us. And now that I know the history with your father, I feel like you will constantly be hovering, watching, waiting to see if I’m going to slip up. And that is not conducive to a good working relationship.

Audra: Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ll back off, keep my advice to myself, and pretend our conversation never happened.

Nikki: But it did. And it’s not like we can avoid each other. You’re my right hand.

Audra: Which is why I’m here to support you, no questions asked.

Nikki: But I’ll always be wondering what you’re thinking. I’ll feel watched. I’ll feel judged.

Audra: I swear I won’t–

Nikki: Audra, you won’t be able to help it. We both know that. That’s what this disease does. That kind of codependence is very dangerous to my recovery and that has to be first right now.

Audra: It sounds like you’re getting ready to fire me.

Summer: This is good.

Chance: Yeah, it’s a vermentino.

Summer: I know the vintage, actually. I got really into vermentinos when we were living in italy.

Chance: That’s right. You even kind of lived there. It must have been pretty cool.

Summer: Yeah. What’s not to love about italy?

Chance: I’m going to go with nothing. Beautiful country, language, food, wine.

Summer: Well, you picked a good one. Do you, um… do you know much about it?

Chance: I learned a little bit when abby was building the wine list for society.

Summer: Right. Makes sense.

Chance: Okay, what’s going on here? Feels kind of funny. This isn’t the first time we’ve hung out. I don’t ever recall having to work for conversation, you know?

Summer: Yeah. Maybe it’s, um… the outfit?

Chance: There’s nothing wrong with your outfit, believe me.

Summer: That’s kind of what I mean. It’s clearly a date outfit. And every other time we’ve hung out, it’s been casual, spur of the moment, and, um… just as friends.

Chance: Yeah, I guess our lunch date did get kind of crashed by chelsea and billy, huh?

Summer: Yeah.

Chance: More of a work double date, really.

Summer: Right.

Chance: Yeah.

Summer: But, um… now we’re here. And it’s just us. Not as friends, necessarily. We’re seeing… what could become of this.

Chance: Well, when you put it like that, no pressure, right?

Summer: Yeah. Super low-key.

Chance: How about a toast? Another?

Summer: Please. Nice to meet ya.

Chance: Let me guess. You’re looking for the best background for a social media post.

Summer: Yeah. You caught me. How about a first date post? We could, um… cuddle up in front of the fireplace, or– no, I know, I know. We could wait for dessert and… feed each other chocolate-covered strawberries. Hashtag first date vibes.

Chance: Wait, actually, you want to do that?

Summer: Oh, my god. I’m joking. Are you serious? No, I put my selfie face away a long time ago.

Chance: Selfie face? What’s that? What’s a selfie face? Oh, okay.

Summer: No, I’m a very serious businesswoman now. And if you don’t know that about me, I think that we need more get-to-know-you time.

Chance: Well, you do seem a bit preoccupied.

Summer: Preoccupied? No, a little self-conscious, maybe. I kind of feel like any second, somebody that we know could walk in here and make this awkward.

Chance: Yeah, well, that is bound to happen here, right?

Summer: Yeah, why settle for normal first date jitters when we could have full-blown social anxiety?

Chance: Are you, uh, are you worried about seeing kyle?

Summer: Uh, or abby. Or even worse, my mom. If she were here, she would be fawning all over us and lobbing I-told-you-so’S.

Chance: I told you so? Why would she say that?

Summer: Oh, well, she sort of predicted that we might have a connection.

Chance: No way. She did, huh?

Summer: This is embarrassing.

Chance: Wow. Phyllis the matchmaker. Uh, was this before she returned from the dead or after?

Summer: Could you actually do me a favor and just, um, forget that I said that.

Chance: Done. Well, look, I’m not worried that anybody’s gonna intrude our date. Especially your mom. And if you’re worried about sharon, please don’t be. She made it a point when we saw her to tell me not to be awkward and that she wants me to be happy.

Summer: Do you think she meant that?

Chance: Yeah, I do.

Summer: It’s interesting because kyle said sort of the same thing to me.

Chance: Well, good. I mean, it only makes sense.

Summer: So, what’s stopping us?

Chance: I think I know.

Victor: Let’s get to the point, jack. What do you think is weighing on me?

Jack: I had heard some rumblings that your family went through a kidnapping trauma.

Victor: Where’d you hear that?

Jack: From nikki. I saw her at crimson lights. She was rattled.

Victor: In what way?

Jack: I’ve known your wife a long time. I know when she’s not herself.

Victor: And so you decided to lend her a sympathetic ear?

Jack: I was concerned and I asked her what was wrong.

Victor: Uh-huh. What’d she tell you?

Jack: Not much at the beginning. I finally got her to talk without too many details, but I heard enough to realize that it was pretty traumatic.

Victor: Yeah. Tough on all of us.

Jack: And that’s what’s been weighing on you.

Victor: Yeah. At any rate, it has been dealt with and those responsible are paying a price, so family’s safe.

Jack: Protecting our families is what life is about. I’m glad you have everything handled.

Victor: Let’s drink to that.

Jack: Nikki said that victoria had a particularly rough time.

Victor: Yeah. Very hard on her.

Jack: And that she left newman to deal with it all.

Victor: Well, you know a hell of a lot, don’t you? She is dealing with it, and so is nikki.

Jack: Glad to hear it.

Nikki: Don’t worry. You’re not getting fired. To the contrary.

Audra: Well, I’m happy to hear that.

Nikki: There is an opportunity that has come up that I think will alleviate any future stress between us.

Audra: Hm. What’s that?

Nikki: I would like you to oversee opening our newman media office in london.

Audra: I can, but we’re not scheduled to open it for another year.

Nikki: Well, that’s why you need to go now. There is so much to do. You have to find the perfect space, you have to hire the staff, you have to train them. And then, I would want you to stay on and run it.

Audra: You want me to move to london?

Nikki: Well, you know the city. You used to live there. I mean, who better to get this office up and running? I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner.

Audra: Well, I’m flattered, but I like genoa city. I don’t want to leave.

Nikki: You’re ambitious. Opening an international branch of the company would really prove your value to the newman empire.

Audra: You know, ever since I told you about my father and expressed empathy about your struggle, I have been kicking myself. I understand all of the concerns you raised, and, you know, I was worried about it causing tension between us, too.

Nikki: Then we’re on the same page.

Audra: No, we’re not. I resolved to back off and give you space, but I never thought it would come to me being shipped out of the country. There has to be another way to work this out.

Nikki: Audra, this is not a punishment.

Audra: It’s a pre-emptive strike.

Nikki: I think you should think of it as an amazing opportunity.

Audra: And what if I say no?

Nikki: I hope you won’T.

Audra: That’s not an answer.

Nikki: You said you wanted to help me and this is a job that I need my coo to do right now.

Audra: And if I turn it down, I’m out of a job entirely.

Nikki: I can’t see any other option.

Audra: If you do this, nikki, you’ll be making a huge mistake. Known as a loving parent.

Summer: Okay, so what’s your big idea on how to make this date a little less awkward?

Chance: Well, you actually said it earlier. I think we need to get to know each other a little more.

Summer: Um, I don’t know if that’s the problem. Because you were there for me when I found out that my mom was a dud. You were there for me as my marriage was ending.

Chance: Mm-hmm. Well, you know what? You showed up for me after I got shot. You supported me through a career change and a breakup.

Summer: So, it kind of seems like we know each other pretty well.

Chance: Well, we got the big things, right? You know, exes, undead parents, sure, but what about the little things? Like, uh, how do you take a coffee? What movie have you seen more than ten times?

Summer: Have you ever cheated?

Chance: Ooh. Okay, so we’re going there, huh?

Summer: Mm-hmm. I mean, if we’re gonna do this, better do it right.

Chance: Okay, well, let’s set up some ground rules first.

Summer: Okay.

Chance: We’ll take turns asking questions.

Summer: Okay. And we keep it all focused on us. No outsiders involved in any of the anecdotes.

Chance: Deal.

Summer: Okay, I’ll go first. Surprise me. Tell me something that I would never guess about you.

Chance: Hm. All right, challenge accepted. But give me a minute. We’re gonna need some more wine.

Nikki: I would advise you not to threaten me.

Audra: That’s not what I’m doing. I’m saying this out of concern.

Nikki: Oh, please don’t patronize me.

Audra: You already lost claire as your assistant and you haven’t found a replacement. If you send me to london, you’ll basically be running newman media on your own.

Nikki: Hm. Are you saying I’m not capable?

Audra: I’m saying the stress would be monumental for anyone. And to you, given your situation, the threat that it would pose to your recovery.

Nikki: There you go again. Unsolicited advice about my fragile state. Just proving my point that this has changed our working relationship.

Audra: You’re right. I am aware of what you’re going through, and it does change the way I treat you.

Nikki: There. Thank you for admitting it.

Audra: But I have experience in this from when it used to happen to my father, stress was his worst trigger. I can’t tell you how many relapses he had because of it.

Nikki: I am well aware of the possible pitfalls, and I have a plan to avoid them, so you can stop pretending to care about me or the company and just say that you’re worried about your own job.

Audra: So, you’ve been thinking about this for a while.

Nikki: I have had to look at all the angles, what’s best for the company, and for me, yes.

Audra: Nikki, you want me to move across the ocean so you’re not reminded of your disease, which you have whether I’m here or not. Me walking away doesn’t change that. So, you’d rather pile up the problems for yourself? And then what? No, you’ll want just a little break from the pressure. And the first drink helps, but it’s not enough. So, let’s give the next one a shot. And then what? Think of all the people you’ll hurt when you fall. You know, your friends and family who love and care about you and need you. Because if you do this, you will fall.

Nikki: I’m sorry you feel that way. You leave me no choice but to let you go.

Jack: Well, I’m glad that you feel everyone in your family is dealing with the trauma.

Victor: No, but I’m not saying it’s been easy. But I’m giving them all the support they need. I will always protect my family.

Jack: I’ve got to say, it is one of the few things I have always admired about you.

Victor: Wait a minute, one of the few things? You mean there have been others?

Jack: Let me think. There must be others. No, I– I always thought you were a formidable foe. You kept me on my toes for years.

Victor: Don’t tell me you miss those days.

Jack: Oh, no, I wouldn’t go that far. But I miss the challenge. I miss the gamesmanship.

Victor: Truth be known, there have been a moment or two when I thought that perhaps I’d met my match in you.

Jack: Well, I never thought I’d hear you admit that.

Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa. The thought lingered for a few moments, okay? You understand? It lingered. Thank you for the tequila.

Jack: Thank you for picking the most expensive tequila in the place.

Victor: Do you honestly think that if you invited me to a drink, I’d order a cheap one? I want you pay through the nose.

Jack: Well, I’m glad this time, paying through the nose only means the cost of a vintage drink.

Victor: So, now that we have had our tte–tte, what do you really want to know?

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Jack: Wow, just when I thought we were making some headway, there you go. The guard is up. You’re suspecting a hidden agenda.

Victor: You are evading my question.

Jack: My only agenda is my sincere concern for nikki and your family after this ordeal.

Victor: It’s family business. None of your concern.

Jack: I have always had affection for nikki and nicholas and victoria. I have always been proud of the fact that we still have a friendship after you and I battled for years. The only questions I am asking are questions to find out if they are okay.

Victor: You asked and I answered. That’s the last time we will talk about this. Yeah?

Audra: Well, I won’t humiliate myself by pleading any more than I already have.

Nikki: I will have hr put together a generous severance package for you. That and my glowing recommendation should help you in your job search.

Audra: I suppose this is effective immediately.

Nikki: I think that’s best, yes. After you hand in your keycard and your laptop, and need I remind you that you did sign an nda when you first got this job.

Audra: Yes. It is ironclad. It has been a privilege working with you and learning from you. And I really do wish you the best of luck and I hope with my whole heart that you beat your disease.

[ Phone ringing ]

Jack: Hello?

Nikki: Oh, jack, I’m so glad you answered.

Jack: What can I do for you?

Nikki: I just, I– I– I need to talk to somebody.

Jack: Uh, of course. Oh, where are you now?

Nikki: I’m at the office.

Jack: I’m on my way.

Victor: Everything all right?

Jack: Oh, everything’s fine. I, uh, just have to be going. Diane’s expecting me.

Victor: All right. I will tell nikki that you asked about her and thank you for the drink.

Jack: Always a pleasure, victor.

Chance: I mean, I honestly think that’s a dealbreaker for me. Who doesn’t like watermelon?

Summer: Are you kidding me? It is way too sweet, it’s got a mealy consistency.

Chance: Next, you’re gonna say that you don’t like lettuce, peanut butter, and mayonnaise sandwiches.

Summer: Okay, first of all, that sounds really gross. And second of all, since that would probably literally kill me, no, I don’T.

Chance: Okay, that’s a little dramatic, don’t you think?

Summer: No, actually. I have a very severe peanut allergy.

Chance: Wait, actually? Do I know that? How did I not know that?

Summer: Someday, I will tell you how I ended up in a swiss clinic because of peanuts.

Chance: Oh, wow.

Summer: Yeah.

Chance: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I get hives when I eat kiwi. Thinking that’s not really the same now, huh?

Summer: Yeah, not quite.

Chance: No.

Summer: But it’s good to know that we won’t be ordering the peanut butter pie with kiwi drizzle for dessert.

Chance: Is that on the menu? That’s not on the menu. You’re kidding. You’re messing with me now.

Summer: You get me. There you go.

Chance: I like this side of you.

Summer: I do, too. And you bring it out of me.

Chance: Well, rest assured, if you were to suffer a allergic reaction, I’d spring into action.

Summer: Oh, of course you would. Let me guess. First aid badge.

Chance: Damn straight. What about you? You didn’t get yours in the sunflower girls?

Summer: Wait, did I tell you that I was in the sunflower girls?

Chance: Yeah. That day in the park.

Summer: No, come on.

Chance: Yeah.

Summer: You’re kidding me. You can’t remember that. Okay, that’s got to be from your law enforcement and military training. Tricks to memorize everything that people say so that you can analyze crime scenes and interrogate suspects. That’s not real.

Chance: I– I– I don’t remember anywhere near everything that people tell me, unless I’m on a case. In fact, I have been accused at times of being in my own world and not paying attention to significant others.

Summer: Careful now. We’re keeping other people out of this conversation, remember?

Chance: I remember. I don’t seem to forget anything that you tell me.

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Victor: Audra, are you coming from the office?

Audra: Yes.

Victor: Is nikki still there?

Audra: Yes, she called me in to discuss her offer.

Victor: What offer?

Audra: Oh, she didn’t tell you? She wanted to ship me off to london to open newman media’s new office. And when I declined, she fired me.

Victor: I never heard about those plans.

Audra: I know what you want to know, so I’ll save you the embarrassment of asking the question. Nikki was perfectly sober when she gave me the axe. Yes, I’m aware that she’s been drinking.

Victor: Did you confront her?

Audra: Oh, it’s not what you think. I didn’t use it against her and I never would. I have my own reasons for that. Reasons I shared with nikki. So then, I offered to help her any way I could, but apparently, that was a mistake.

Victor: I’m sorry to hear that.

Audra: You and me both.

Victor: I’ll make it up to you.

Audra: I don’t need any consolation prizes, mr. Newman.

Victor: It’s not a consolation prize. Newman enterprises has many opportunities.

Audra: In exchange for my silence about nikki?

Victor: We value discretion.

Audra: Sir, I signed the nda, and I would never use nikki’s sobriety as a bargaining chip.

Victor: You know that there are many divisions at newman where you could shine.

Audra: Look, I appreciate the offer. Maybe in the future, but for now I have other plans.

Victor: Do you?

Audra: Let’s just say it’s been a clarifying evening. I now know what my next moves are.

Victor: All right. Anyway, you have a– you have a good day.

Audra: You too.

Nikki: Thank you for coming.

Jack: I said I would come when you need me and I meant it. I’m glad you called. So, what prompted your reaching out?

Nikki: I had an upsetting day with audra.

Jack: Tell me.

Nikki: She knows that I’ve been struggling with my sobriety.

Jack: Please tell me she didn’t hold it against you.

Nikki: No, no. She offered her support and understanding. She shared with me that her father had been an alcoholic until he lost his battle.

Jack: Do we believe her?

Nikki: I do. She seems to have a radar for this disease. And she was here when seth came by. She could see there was something off about our interaction. I told her what was going on with him.

Jack: I’ve seen too much of audra manipulating kyle and working for tucker to put much faith in her, but obviously you trust her.

Nikki: Well, I did. Now, I regret it.

Jack: What happened?

Nikki: She just started checking on me, and I realized that confiding in her was a mistake. I knew it was just going to make our working relationship much more difficult.

Jack: So did you try to discuss this with her?

Nikki: I brought her in tonight. I thought I had a good plan. She could go and open the new office in london, but she refused. So, I– I really had no choice. I had to let her go.

Jack: I understand your thinking, but audra is kind of a wild card.

Nikki: That’s why I had to fire her.

Jack: Any part of you think maybe this is a situation where we keep our enemies closer?

Nikki: You think I made a mistake?

Jack: No, no, no. I’m not judging it at all. I understand your thinking, but is it really worth the risk if audra does something, feeling that she has been wrongfully terminated?

Nikki: Oh, no, no, no. She wouldn’t, dear. I mean, she signed an nda, and given what she told me about her father, I don’t think she would take legal action.

Jack: Okay. That’s good news. I still worry about your running newman media when it’s short-staffed. That’s not a good recipe for sobriety.

Nikki: That’s what she said. Oh, god, jack. What am I doing? I mean, I– I– I– I– I’m making a mistake.

Jack: Well, just make a plan. That’s all.

Nikki: What, to hire her back?

Jack: I think it’s too late for that. What little I know of her, she’d probably hold a grudge. But we can find a suitable replacement, a coo you can work with. What about nicholas?

Nikki: He would be perfect, but victor has been insisting on having nicholas and adam work together, and oddly enough, it has been actually panning out. So now victor is thrilled and I– I can’t take that away from him.

Jack: Okay, I know victoria has stepped away from work for a bit, but knowing the situation, might she step up?

Nikki: She needs to focus on her family right now. And before you say it, don’t even mention adam. I will not work with adam. That is a recipe for disaster.

Jack: Nathan knows this company. So does sally. They both sat in that chair. They could hit the ground running.

Nikki: I will never trust nate again. His ambition almost led him to betray victor. And I– I cannot see myself working side by side with sally.

Jack: Actually, I forgot sally has a new company she’s running right now.

Nikki: Oh god, jack, what am I doing? I mean, I acted impulsively. I don’t think I can do this. I mean, my whole life is spiraling out of control, and it’s my fault.

Jack: We will fix this. As a matter of fact, I have an idea. Yeah, an idea you won’t shoot down. If advanced lung cancer

Chance: Okay, let’s dive into some dangerous territory here. Teenage years.

Summer: Oh, but we were having so much fun.

Chance: Give me the scoop. What was it? Mean girls? Unrequited crushes?

Summer: Oh, so much bigger than that and so much worse. And I only got just slightly more tame in my twenties.

Chance: Is this the infamous grand theft auto story? Yes. I am shocked.

Summer: Okay, come on. You never had a rebellious streak? Like, nothing at all?

Chance: Straight as an arrow all the way through.

Summer: Ugh. Well, the charges were dropped.

Chance: That’s why I’m out with you right now. No outstanding warrants.

Summer: That whole situation, it was just a symptom of falling for the wrong guy.

Chance: He break your heart?

Summer: That one was more of an infatuation thing, and the felony charges quickly deadened that. But, I mean, I have had my heart broken once or twice.

Chance: It’s never easy. You know what? I believe that you do learn from it, though.

Summer: I think that makes me a genius.

[ Both laughing ] No, seriously, after everything with kyle, I couldn’t imagine going through that again. I really thought that he was the love of my life.

Chance: Yeah. I felt the same way when abby and I split.

Summer: I don’t know. Lately, something’s lifted for me. I feel lighter. More hopeful.

Chance: Well, hey, cheers to that.

Nikki: Jack, please tell me how to fix this.

Jack: Let me do a little due diligence. I think I have someone who might fit in here perfectly.

Nikki: Do you really have a plan, or is this you stalling?

Jack: You have to trust me. I will not let you down.

Nikki: Just tell me who it is. I can give them a call.

Jack: I have to speak to this person first. I think it’s someone that you will like, but I have to do this my way.

Nikki: Well, how long do you think it will take?

Jack: I know you need a solution and quickly. I want that too, but don’t get burned out on this.

Nikki: I don’t know. Maybe I should take a leave of absence and let nicholas and adam work together.

Jack: I didn’t say that and I don’t advise that. Nikki, I know you. You need work to stay focused. Idle time is not an addict’s friend. Running newman media is the perfect job for you, as long as you have the right kind of support, healthy support.

Nikki: Yeah, but I–

Jack: No buts. No buts. We’re going to fix this. It may take a little time. In the meanwhile, lean on me. I am not going to let you give yourself a good reason to drink. I am not going to let you destroy all that you have accomplished here.

Nikki: Thank you, jack. You really saved me tonight.

Jack: No, you saved yourself. You reached out. You asked for help. That is a strength. You are strong, nikki. Don’t forget that.

Nikki: Well, if you hadn’t answered my call, you and I both know what I’d be doing right now.

Jack: How about we handle one crisis at a time? I’m in your corner.

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Victor: Nikki? Nikki, are you in there?

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Esther: There you go.

Woman: Thank you.

Esther: Welcome. Oh, welcome. Oh, and congratulations to the new co-CEO of Jabot.

Diane: You heard about that?

Esther: Yeah, a little birdie may have told me. You wear it well.

Diane: Oh, well, thank you very much.

Esther: So what can I get you? I can put some sprinkles on top, and I can probably find a candle around here somewhere.

Diane: Oh, no, no. There’s no time for celebrating. Now is when the challenge begins, proving to everybody that I deserve the promotion. I’m just gearing up for a late night at the office.

Esther: Well, you do it with the loveliest of smiles.

Diane: Well, thank you. Working late is easier when you’re doing it with the people you love.

Esther: You’re so right. You do what you love with the people you love, then the people love what you make. And it’s just one big, giant love circle.

Nikki: Good to see you, Esther. Diane.

Esther: Nikki, I– I’ll be right with you. Okay, I have some cookies coming out of the oven, so I’m just going to make a little box for you.

Diane: It’s really not necessary.

Esther: Humor me, please.

Diane: Okay.

Esther: I’ll be right back.

Diane: All right. Nikki. How are you?

Nikki: You know exactly how I am, Diane, so there is no need for you to pretend that Jack didn’t tell you everything. And no, I don’t think I will let you test my tea to see if it’s spiked. You may know the truth, but it’s still none of your business.

Nate: So, you think we have potential?

Audra: And I’m rarely wrong about that, at least.

Nate: Aren’t you going to get that? Who knows, it could be opportunity.

Audra: There’s opportunity right in front of me. We’re not finished.

Tucker: Oh. Hey, Nate.

Jack: Oh, good, you’re home. I have something I wanted to run by you.

Ashley: Can you shoot me an email? I’m in a real time crunch.

Jack: You off somewhere?

Ashley: Yep, I’m going to Paris to get some answers.

Ashley: I’m taking the jet to Paris. I assume that’s not going to be a problem.

Jack: No, not at all. It’s yours whenever you need it. Do I get to ask any questions about this trip of yours?

Ashley: I don’t have a lot of time, as I said, and I’m gonna go no matter what.

Jack: Does this have anything to do with Tucker and the honeymoon that fell off the rails?

Ashley: Please don’t play games with me. I don’t have the time or the inclination to that.

Jack: I’m hoping maybe I’ll get a different answer to the question, Ash. This has gone on too long. Months. This has been part of every day of your life since you came back from Europe, and now you’re going back to Paris? Why are you putting yourself through this? Why are you lowering yourself to even dignify his insinuations? You want answers? I’ll give you an answer. Tucker is a menace. He is a liar.

Ashley: What if I’m a liar?

Jack: You’re not. We both know that.

Ashley: Do we? Do I?

Jack: Wait, so this is all about finding out if Tucker is telling the truth?

Ashley: No, no, this is about proving that I am telling the truth, and it’s going to be so clear-cut that he can’t deny it anymore.

Jack: You are giving this man too much power in your life.

Ashley: I’m taking my power back.

Jack: Try some other way to do it. Last time we spoke, you said you were gonna purge him from your mind.

Ashley: And I wasn’t successful, I’m sorry.

Jack: This is part of his pursuit of you, his game. This is just another tack. Another effort to engage you to keep him in the forefront of your mind, and for some reason, you can’t resist him. Ash, it’s a weakness. It is– it is dangerous.

Ashley: Don’t call me weak. I am not weak.

Jack: I did not say you were weak.

Ashley: I’m being proactive, Jack, this isn’t weakness.

Jack: I know what I see. If you didn’t still care about him, if he still didn’t mean something to you, you wouldn’t give a rat’s ass what his twisted version of the story is.

Ashley: Or maybe this is exactly what I need to get him out of my system once and for all. And isn’t– isn’t that what you want from me? So, this is what I need. And I also need to be able to count on you, but I clearly am asking for too much.

Tucker: I hope I’m not interrupting anything important.

Audra: That, like many other things in my life, is none of your business. What do you want, Tucker?

Tucker: A little privacy, perhaps? What do you say, Nate? Just minutes. Five. Five minutes.

Audra: You’re insufferable.

Tucker: I know.

Audra: Five minutes. Meet up later for a drink?

Nate: Yeah. I’d like that.

Audra: Yeah, I’ll– I’ll text you as soon as I’m done. I won’t be long. And what we talked about…

Nate: Yes.

Audra: We’ll pick up right when we left off.

Nate: I’ll see you soon.

Audra: Okay. What?

Tucker: I know what I just walked in on here. I know that look in your eye.

Audra: You love it.

Tucker: I do. You’re up to something. What?

Diane: Nikki, I’m not sure what you think Jack told me, and I’m not going to check your tea, don’t be silly.

Nikki: Then, why did you follow me out here uninvited?

Diane: Well, I’m simply wondering what gives you the impression that Jack told me anything.

Nikki: Oh, come now, Diane. For somebody who has built their entire life on deceit, you’re a terrible liar.

Diane: Well, then let me say with complete honesty that Jack cares about you very much.

Nikki: I know, and I care about him. That’s why I warned him over and over about–

Diane: And Jack did tell me that you went through a terrible ordeal, which forced you to revisit places that you had fought so hard to escape.

Nikki: That’s your way of saying what you’re not saying. Yes, I have been through a terrible ordeal, and my sobriety was compromised.

Diane: Sounds difficult.

Nikki: You know, the last time I saw you before you left Genoa City all those years ago, remember that night by the river you pretended to die?

Diane: You weren’t so innocent yourself that night either, Nikki. You hit me in the head with a rock hard enough to think you’d killed me.

Nikki: Well, look at us now. You’re not dead and I’m not drunk. Although, I’m sure when you saw me just now you wondered, “Is she tipsy? Is she sloshed?”

Diane: Nikki, I give you my word.

Nikki: Oh, thank you. Now, we both know what that’s worth.

Diane: All right, Jack also told me that he is helping you through this rough time.

Nikki: And you’re okay with that? Him being there for me, of all people?

Diane: Well, you and I aren’t friends, that’s true, but Jack is always there for his friends. I’m fine. I love that about him.

Nikki: He’s a good man.

Diane: Yes, he is. And when you love someone like Jack, you take the good with the past.

Nikki: Hm. Even though that means his ex-wife and good friend. Well, thank you for your sacrifice, Diane. I’m grateful to have Jack by my side.

Esther: Everything okay, ladies?

Diane: We’re fine, Esther. Thank you.

Esther: Okay.

Diane: Things don’t need to be contentious between us, Nikki. I know the last thing you wanted was me back in town and back in Jack’s life.

Nikki: Phyllis is the one who took things too far, but you’re not wrong.

Diane: Yeah, but since then, we’ve managed to set aside our differences, find a way to peacefully coexist in the same zip code.

Nikki: Hm. What’s your point, Diane?

Diane: My point is that if you’re struggling with your sobriety again, I’m sorry. I mean that. I can’t imagine how painful it is. And if you need someone in your corner, there’s no one better than Jack. He’s generous, he’s– he’s understanding, he’s non-judgmental, and he’s had his own battles with addiction. So, it makes perfect sense that he’s there for you. In fact, no one knows you better. Except Victor, of course.

Nikki: That’s true.

Diane: Yeah, and given their history, I can’t imagine Jack’s involvement in your life would go over very well.

Nikki: I was waiting for the real you to show up. You’re planning on holding that over my head, aren’t you?

Jack: Ash, you are an intelligent, successful woman capable of making brilliant decisions.

Ashley: Usually? You better shut your mouth if you care about our relationship at all.

Jack: Can I just ask what your plans are once you land?

Ashley: I’m going to go back to the cafĂ© where we had the argument. And I’m sure I’m going to find some eyewitnesses there. There has to be a waiter, if things are as I recall, who remembers the very loud, abusive, ugly American who was berating his new wife.

Jack: “If things are as you recall?” This is what I worry about, he has mourned your self-confidence, your certainty.

Ashley: Just a figure of speech, it was just– Not if. When. When facts are confirmed. Don’t worry about me. This is what I need to do to eradicate him from my life, okay? I just need to prove once–

Jack: To prove to who? To yourself? To Tucker? Do you really wonder which of you is telling the truth? That’s, I think, what I really need to know here. This is about your belief in your recollections.

Ashley: I promise I’m not going to disappear in Paris.

Jack: Ash–

Ashley: I’m not. I’m not going to forget about you or my family or Jabot. I just want to go there and get the information I need. And then I’m going to be back. And I’m going to be stronger than ever. Love you.

Jack: Could we just–

Ashley: I gotta go.

Traci: Was that Ashley I just heard?

Jack: Yeah, she just left for Paris.

Traci: That was quick.

Jack: Wait, are you saying you knew about her plans for this wild goose chase?

Nate: Victoria.

Victoria: Hello, Nate. How are you?

Nate: I’m good, thanks. I’ve been, um, thinking about your mother.

Victoria: Well, that makes two of us.

Nate: How is she?

Victoria: She’s very brave. Very much aware that she’s under the microscope with everyone watching her every move.

Nate: That’s not a comfortable feeling. Can be pretty hard to deal with, even in the best of circumstances.

Victoria: It’s a difficult cycle, drinking. The guilt and the shame and the urge to try to drown those feelings. Sometimes, I don’t know how to be there for her, and yet make sure that she’s not feeling too pressured.

Nate: I can’t speak to Nikki’s sense of pressure, but I do know you have a lot of kindness in your heart. And insight. I’m sure you’re reaching out to her as best as you can.

Victoria: I hope so.

Nate: Your family’s going through a lot lately. And I meant what I said earlier. If you ever want to talk or have any questions, whatever, whenever, I’m here.

Victoria: Thank you, Nate.

Tucker: I’m done with Ashley.

Audra: Right, of course.

Tucker: No, I mean it.

Audra: Yeah, and I’m sure you meant it the six other times. You’ve sworn the same thing.

Tucker: No, it’s different this time.

Audra: You know, I’ve heard an addict’s promises. “This is the last time, I swear.” But the urge never goes away.

Tucker: I’m done. She’s never going to change. And I am done. Jabot, the Abbotts, Ashley, all of it. Glissade, that’s… where I want to put all my energy, so– And you.

Audra: That was oh, so convincing.

Tucker: I mean it, Audra. If you don’t want to work with me, that’s fine. I can handle Glissade all on my own. I don’t want to lose you. Um… you– We get each other, right? You know what makes me tick. And I know what sets you on fire. This. This is it. For me. Us. It’s all there. And it’s ours for the taking.

Audra: It’s too late.

Tucker: For us? No, no, no, no. We’re just getting started. I’m just warming up. Audra, I know what I want. And I want to be with you.

Audra: How flattering. And when I– What I want isn’t an issue.

Tucker: I think we want the same thing. We belong together. It’s always been there, hasn’t it? I know maybe you don’t want to admit it, but… I think maybe you want the same thing. You want to be with me too. In your dreams. are for us. And– and you got dreams, I know you do, and I want to help you… make them come true. Don’t pull back now. All you have to do is say yes.

Audra: That’s all it takes.

Tucker: Say yes, Audra.

Nate: How is, uh, everything else in your life going? Everyone’s well?

Victoria: If you’re asking without asking about Claire–

Nate: If I’m not intruding.

Victoria: No, not at all. I appreciate it, I mean, I don’t think it’s common knowledge yet. And it means a lot to me that people care about how she’s doing. You know, she spent a lifetime without that, ’til now.

Nate: Whatever you’d like to tell me about her, I’d love to hear.

Victoria: Every day, for– for her and for all of us, there are just constantly new discoveries.

Nate: Good and bad, I imagine. And it takes some time for her to find her way.

Victoria: And she will.

Nate: With you looking out for her? I have no doubt.

Victoria: Listen, I want to thank you for what you did the other day. It was nice to be able to talk to you about her. It reminded me to just keep things in perspective. You have a way of seeing into the heart of the matter. You could always remind me of where my focus ought to be.

Nate: Happy to try whenever you need it.

Victoria: Well, I might just take you up on that.

Nate: I hope you do.

Cole: Hey! I’m sorry if I’m early.

Victoria: Uh, no, not at all. Cole Howard, this is Nate Hastings.

Cole: I’ve heard a lot about you, Nate.

Nate: I was about to say the same thing.

Diane: Nikki, I have no agenda, hidden or otherwise. Well, actually, I do.

Nikki: There’s a shocker.

Diane: No, I hope your recovery is everything that you need it to be, so that you come out of this healthier and happier, after such a horrible experience.

Nikki: Thank you. That’s kind of you to say.

Diane: And I want you to know that I won’t betray your trust, or Jack’s. I hope you’re not upset that he confided in me. But you see, Jack and I are equal partners in all things. Marriage, family, work. So, it’s only natural that he would want me to be there for him.

Nikki: I don’t understand. Partners at work?

Diane: Oh, yes. The press release will be out soon. Jack named me co-CEO of Jabot. Isn’t that fantastic?

Nikki: Very impressive, Diane. Some might even say you didn’t waste any time. that she and Tucker have argued again.

Jack: About his gaslighting her, yeah, it makes my blood boil.

Traci: Okay, Jack, I think there might just be some level of confusion for her about his version of events. She just needs some clarity.

Jack: Damn it. This is exactly what I am worried about. For what it’s worth, she told me something completely different. She is absolutely certain that her recollection is correct. She lied to my face.

Traci: Well, maybe this is the reaction she’s trying to avoid. Maybe she told you what she thought you needed to hear so that you would ease up on her.

Jack: I’m trying to protect her, Traci.

Traci: She can protect herself.

Jack: It’s not just Tucker I’m trying to protect her from.

Traci: Who else, then?

Jack: Herself. I don’t want her any more upset than she already is.

Traci: Ashley doesn’t need us second-guessing her like this. There was some heated moment and they can’t agree on it. What she’s doing, going out and finding third-party information, I think that’s a really rational decision, and we should be supporting her on this.

Jack: She is obsessing. She is spinning this one moment for months. It has taken over her life. The blow-up in Paris. Tucker denying it. You clearly don’t see it. Ashley doesn’t either. This is exactly what Tucker wants. He has created this confusion to keep his hooks in her.

Traci: I just– I don’t know.

Jack: What if this is a mistake? What if she’s about to walk into some kind of a trap? She doesn’t trust me. I can’t do anything. She does trust you. Please don’t let her do anything that she will regret.

Nate: I should head out and let you get to it. Nice meeting you, Cole.

Cole: Same.

Victoria: Thanks again, Nate.

Nate: Anytime.

Cole: So, how long did you two date?

Victoria: Is that a lucky guess? Or writer’s intuition?

Cole: Your face. The way you smiled at him, and the way you smiled at each other, looks like there’s a history there.

Victoria: There is. It was a lovely time.

Cole: And then?

Victoria: Things went bad between Nate and my father.

Cole: Yeah, well, once you get on the wrong side of Victor, it’s hard to come back.

Victoria: Yeah, well, Nate’s a good man, though. He’s one of the best.

Cole: But your dad probably has a long list of guys he’d like to keep away from you, right?

Victoria: Well, it’s more complicated than my father being himself, but the outcome was the same. Anyway, enough about the past. Tell me about Claire. How was your visit with her?

Cole: You know what? I’m glad you ask. I’ve got some good news.

Diane: Honestly, I was very surprised when Jack didn’t choose Kyle to be co-CEO. I know how it looks.

Nikki: I’m sure you do. Jack just chose you instead of Kyle, even though Kyle has been with the company for years and years, and knows it inside out.

Diane: Yes, nothing would have made me happier than seeing father and son running the company side by side. I never imagined this.

Nikki: Certainly not. I can just see you manipulating Jack into thinking it was all his idea. “Oh, Jack, do you mean it? This is so unexpected. Just knowing that you believe in me is the greatest gift of all.”

Diane: You know, I just finished wishing you well, and you couldn’t wait to insult me. Is this– is this really how you want things to be, Nikki?

Nikki: You’re right. I shouldn’t have said it.

Diane: Well, don’t worry about it. I have to brace myself for the inevitable backlash. But thanks to Jack, none of that matters, he couldn’t be more supportive of me. Or of you. So, let’s just keep that common ground, shall we?

Nikki: I wish you well in your new endeavor. Excuse me.

Audra: I’m not the one you want. Not right now and not like this. You let Ashley back in and she broke your heart. And, you know, I’ve said some things that get too close to the bone, so you’re probably feeling a little raw.

Tucker: If you’re trying to talk me into–

Audra: Yeah, you’re looking for a win and I’m the fastest way there. But I am not about to be a woman someone settles for.

Tucker: That’s not what this is. That’s not what you are to me. Lately, I’ve been asking myself… “What’s good in my life right now? And what’s always been good?” And the answer is you. Whenever I know I’m gonna see you, I get a spring in my step. And a little smile on my face. And every time you walk into the room, my heart races a little bit. I think I’ve taken that for granted. I don’t want to anymore.

Audra: You know, what you need and want… you won’t find it in me. I’m sorry, Tucker.

Tucker: No, I can’t accept your apology.

Audra: I need to look out for myself now. Without your special brand of assistance. It’s time for you to go now.

Audra: I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long.

Nate: You kept things short and sweet with McCall.

Audra: Yeah, sometimes it’s better that way. He adores the sound of his own voice and gets swept up in his fantasies and– Ugh.

Nate: He’s a dreamer.

Audra: He’s a big talker.

Nate: You seem like the only person he depends on. That can be a burden and a compliment. Not an easy thing to walk away from.

Audra: Well, sometimes it is.

Nate: Is this a pattern with you and former partners? You call it quits, but they can’t stay away?

Audra: Why do you ask? Are you interested in a partnership?

Nate: Are you offering? We didn’t, uh, finish our conversation.

Audra: I have a proposition. Leave Chancellor-Winters.

Nate: Give me one good reason.

Audra: Glissade. Join me there. Once I take control of it, of course.

Nate: She’s a dreamer.

Audra: Go big or go home.

Nate: The way I hear it, Tucker’s replaced Glissade’s board with a– with a bunch of lapdogs that’ll tell him what he wants to hear. In return, he gets their loyalty and their consent to run the company however he sees fit, and you think you can undermine that from the outside.

Audra: Oh, my God, Nate. You beautiful genius. You are absolutely right. I will never be able to pull this off from the outside. What I need is a page from your playbook. are we in crisis mode already on my first day?

Jack: It’s not about business.

Diane: What’s wrong?

Jack: I just stopped by the house, saw Ashley leaving for Paris. She wants to question the waitstaff at the café.

Diane: About the scene with Tucker?

Jack: She wants to confirm the facts as they happen, and going to great lengths to do it.

Diane: That’s probably not a bad idea. When it comes to dealing with Tucker versus the truth, it’s best to have hard proof.

Jack: I don’t like it. He’s pulling her strings. She’s letting it happen. He scares the hell out of her, and then has the gall to make her question her own perception. I mean, he’s controlling her. She’s letting it happen.

Diane: Jack, are you more upset about what’s in her head or in her heart?

Jack: Both. For months, she has been dredging up this fight that clearly traumatized her one way or the other. I know she has real questions about her perception, but he’s taking advantage of that. Why can’t she see he’s manipulating her? She’s a brilliant woman. Why can’t she stop herself?

Tucker: I’m done. Goodbye, Ashley. You go to hell!

Ashley: Okay. You loved me. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Tucker: What am I doing now?

Ashley: You’re just throwing around that word like it means nothing. You just use it as a way to control me.

Tucker: No, no, no, no. You have proven ad infinitum that you are a force unto yourself, Ashley. Lacking nothing, needing no one, certainly not me, who would have done anything for you. Now, all I ever wanted in return–

Ashley: What? What did you want from me?

Tucker: I wanted love, respect, I mostly wanted commitment. To be a partner with you in all things, in all ways. But those are things you just can’t give anybody, at least not anybody that doesn’t share your DNA, apparently. I mean, the very idea of commitment sends you scurrying in the opposite direction. And the second there weren’t Abbotts and an army of lawyers between us, well, you just ran home. Yeah, I’m sad, too. But it’s game over for me. I’m moving on, so should you. And you should give up this– this obsession about what happened in Paris.

Ashley: Oh, okay, so not only am I delusional, but now I’m obsessing.

Tucker: You are obsessing, yes, yes.

Ashley: Right.

Tucker: About a moment that is now unrecognizable to me. You know what you ought to do? You ought to hop on that fancy jet of yours across the pond, go to the bistro, talk to the waitstaff, ask them what happened that afternoon. Say, “Do you happen to remember a man in this restaurant going absolutely berserk, and– and smashing wine glasses, and throwing furniture?” I think you’d be surprised what they’d tell you.

Victoria: So, how was Claire when you visited her? What did she say?

Cole: She seemed happier. You know, just much better spirits than she was last time.

Victoria: That’s good. Did she tell you that my mother was able to visit her recently?

Cole: Yeah, yeah, and that’s got to be a good thing for Claire and for Nikki.

Victoria: Yeah. She said that she was allowed to walk around the hospital grounds, you know, I mean, with an escort, of course.

Cole: Yeah, all the way through pediatrics, and she lit up like a Christmas tree when she’s telling me all about it. You know, it was just– it was just wonderful to see her smile like that. You know, but at the same time, it does break my heart a little.

Victoria: Yeah, I understand. Seeing all of those sweet children with sicknesses and illnesses. Their parents were right there, right by her side.

Cole: I’m just worried. I’m worried it will remind her of the childhood she didn’t have. You know, on the other hand, maybe it could help heal her.

Victoria: Yeah, I mean, it could. This could be part of her healing so that she can go on to live a normal, happy, healthy life. God, I hope so. So, did you have a chance to talk to her care team?

Cole: Yes, yes, Dr. Henberg. Now– now, she couldn’t give me details, of course, but she definitely sounded hopeful. She said that others on her team have noted that Claire is more engaged in her private and group sessions. She’s awake more, she’s having conversations. It’s baby steps, I know, I know, but it was so, so great to hear.

Victoria: Baby steps. We were not there for her. But that’s okay, we’re gonna be there from now on. I’m– I’m so proud of her.

Cole: Yeah. She’s trying. She’s getting stronger. She’s– she’s on the road to good things, Vic. And you know that you and I will be there to catch her if she ever falls again.

Victoria: Oh, I know that. We will be. got back the numbers from the Asian market, and– Uh, Nikki, are you okay?

Nikki: I’m fine. Uh, I’m just distracted, there’s so much to do.

Audra: Well, I’m happy to take whatever I can off your plate.

Nikki: What makes you think I can’t handle what’s on my plate?

Audra: Oh, no, you’re right, I should know better. I’ll leave you to it.

Nikki: Well, no need to scurry off.

Audra: Whatever you prefer.

Nikki: Please stop humoring me. I’m not going to break.

Audra: Of course not.

Nikki: Oh, God, you’re doing it again. I wish to hell I had never admitted to you that I had a problem. who loves you madly and respects you deeply, it is my duty to sometimes play devil’s advocate.

Jack: Oh, good, maybe I’ll enjoy proving you wrong.

Diane: All right. Maybe you need to look at this from a different perspective. Yes, Ashley got close to being pulled into Tucker’s thrall, but then she pulled herself out. She deserves some credit for that.

Jack: But is she out? I’m not convinced.

Diane: I am. She’s just gathering the facts so she can shove them down his throat, which is what he deserves.

Jack: I wish my sister could see you defending her.

Diane: Yeah, well, let’s not ruin her image of me.

Jack: I think what I’m most worried about is what this is going to do to Ashley’s psyche. She has been reliving this same moment over and over again. What’s going to happen when she gets answers? More important, what’s going to happen when the answer is not what she wants to hear?

Diane: This is her battle. It’s the way she’s choosing to fight it.

Jack: I don’t like it.

Diane: And in the final showdown between Ashley and Tucker, my money’s on your sister.

Ashley: Are you here to talk me out of going to Paris, Traci?

Traci: No, I’m not. After all this time, I know what fights I can win and when to just get out of your way.

Ashley: Well, then why are you here?

Traci: Because I love you. And so does Jack.

Ashley: I know.

Traci: Well, then you also know we would never let you do something like this alone. So, every step of the way, whatever you need, here I am. So, every step of the way, whatever you need, here I am.

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Nikki: My whole life is spiraling out of control, and it’s my fault.

Jack: We will fix this. As a matter of fact, I have an idea.

Summer: Something’s lifted for me. I feel lighter.

Chance: Cheers to that. did you? Nikki fired you.

Victor: My security team called me last night and told me that there was a huge fire at the institution where Jordan is incarcerated.

Victoria: Meaning that Jordan could be dead or she could be out there again, ready to do God knows what.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, January 26, 2024

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Tucker wants to have Audra in both his business and his personal life but, Audra turns down Tucker telling him its time she look out for herself.

Cole tells Victoria he went to visit Claire and she looked happier. Claire’s doctor told him she engages more in her group sessions.

Ashley and Traci head to Paris to find out the truth about the argument she and Tucker had, at the cafe.

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Summer: I mean, I am just loving this new dress collection. The fitted bodice, and then how it flares out at the waist. It just evokes such a carefree feeling.

Chelsea: And the sheer fabric and floral patterns are going to be the hottest ticket for the spring-summer collection.

Summer: We need to get marketing on this right away. I say that we reach out to a few of the top fashion magazines, give them a sneak peek. What do you think?

Chelsea: I think someone is in a very good mood today.

Summer: I have to admit, my life has taken a favorable turn for a change.

Chelsea: A favorable romantic turn, perhaps?

Chance: Hey, before we get into this meeting, I want to take a moment and I want to thank you.

Billy: You’re very welcome. For what?

Chance: Well, for taking me under your wing. Showing me the ropes around here, really. My transition into this whole world has been a lot smoother than I expected because of you.

Billy: Well, I’m old enough to remember you were not very excited about me being your mentor.

Chance: When I’m wrong, I am wrong and I’m willing to admit it.

Billy: That’s a good trait. You should keep that. Look, the truth is, Chance, you’ve made it easy. You’re observant. You pick up on the nuances. That’s a good thing. I think all that detective training is actually coming into good use.

Chance: Maybe, maybe. I also think when you spend a lifetime around something, it sort of seeps into your DNA. Now, I’ve got a new direction for my life. On several fronts.

Audra: Thank you.

Nate: Why, hello there. Having a little lunch?

Audra: As long as it’s in a glass.

Nate: What’s wrong?

Audra: Look, I’m fine. Okay, maybe not so fine.

Nate: Okay, um, what happened?

Audra: My plans to take over Jabot got blown sky high.

Nate: Why am I not surprised? And you shouldn’t be surprised either. You hooked your wagon to a scheme with Tucker McCall. How did you think that was–

Audra: Okay, spare me the lecture.

Nate: Why would you think you even had a shot at a powerhouse corporation like Jabot? Now, Tucker’s left you hanging out in the cold, hasn’t he?

Abby: Hello? Devon, I’m over here.

Devon: Sorry.

Abby: Daniel and Heather seem to have your full attention.

Devon: Yeah, they do. Is it just me or do you get a vibe between them that’s a little more than friendly?

Abby: It’s not just you. I’ve sensed it before.

Devon: Really?

Abby: But we can’t assume anything, right?

Devon: I mean, I can.

Abby: I’m sure it’s nothing big. They share a history and a child together.

Devon: Yeah, I know that’s true, but…

Abby: But, yeah, exactly. Do you think there’s something more going on?

Heather: Okay. Daniel, what is it? Are you, um, are you feeling self-conscious because Devon and Abby are here?

Daniel: Well, it’s a little awkward.

Heather: We’re not doing anything wrong. We’re just having lunch.

Daniel: I don’t think we can necessarily say that we’re not doing anything wrong. I mean, come on. This is an extension. This is a follow-up to what we did back at my place.

Heather: Right. So, what are you saying now that we’re back in the real world? You regret what we did?

Devon: Ever since Heather’s moved back to town, it’s been really hard to believe that Daniel doesn’t still have feelings for her. Because, I mean, that’s– that was the love of his life. And Lily told me that he was a wreck when she broke up with him and moved out of the country.

Abby: Well, it’s hard not to notice how much time they’ve been spending together. Especially with Lily being out of town.

Devon: I know.

Abby: How serious are things between Lily and Daniel?

Devon: I don’t– I don’t know exactly. I don’t think they’re madly in love with each other or anything like that. But he did move into her building. I thought that was pretty intense. You don’t usually do something like that if you plan on dating around. But, they haven’t put a label on their relationship. I just hope that he’s not playing games with Lily’s emotions again.

Daniel: I want to be clear about something.

Heather: Okay.

Daniel: I do not regret what happened between us. I mean, we still have something powerful and special. And that wasn’t me testing the waters. I mean, if I didn’t feel the way that I did, I wouldn’t have taken things as far as we did. Look, we were both there and it was…

Heather: Wonderful.

Daniel: Yes, it was. It– it is. I mean, you said you felt like it was meant to be. I don’t feel like you’re wrong.

Heather: Now, what matters is if and how we move forward. And I get that some part of you may– may be conflicted.

Daniel: Yes, Heather. A part of me is conflicted. I don’t want to feel like this guy. I’m not the guy that cheats.

Heather: Then don’t think of yourself as that guy. Think of yourself as the guy that is just about to get back everything that he lost.

Daniel: You know, all those years that we spent together, all that time raising Lucy, being there for each other when it all fell apart because of me. I had basically given up hope on us. You know, especially after you told me you were dating this other guy. Up until that point, everything that I did was to try and win you back. Obviously, I had to do it for myself. Obviously, I had to do it for Lucy, too. You know, there was no way around that, but you had moved on. And Lily, she was the person that helped me get through that.

Heather: Okay. Daniel, just tell me this. Do you and Lily share the same magic that we do?

Daniel: You know, today was incredible. It was– it was amazing. But can we do this again? I mean, can we do this again without screwing it up? Because… I don’t think either one of us can go through that again.

Billy: So, let me ask you a question, then. You’ve spent almost your entire life avoiding the corporate shark tank, yet here you are. And yeah, there’s an element of danger in this business, but it’s nothing compared to the real danger of law enforcement. You miss it out there?

Chance: Well, let me put it like this. When I wake up in the morning, I think about Chancellor-Winters. When I go to sleep at night, Chancellor-Winters. And the juices are already flowing, all right? I feel like I already have some good ideas.

Billy: New horizons. That’s a gift, to wake up inspired, to hit the ground running every morning.

Chance: Yeah, I’m totally feeling that.

Billy: Well, from my perspective, this was absolutely the right move for you. And for Chancellor-Winters and now that we’ve got our corporate leadership in place, this company’s going to thrive like never before.

Chance: I’m all in.

Billy: That’s great. Happy to hear that. So, why don’t you fill me in on the rest of it?

Chance: The rest of what?

Billy: You mentioned these new directions. Now, I know things ended with Sharon, but it’s important to have a work-life balance. So, is your personal life in as good a shape as your professional one?

Chelsea: So… this romantic turn of events, does it involve Chance, perhaps?

Summer: Maybe. But I want you to know that I had nothing to do with his and Sharon’s breakup. That happened all on its own. It had nothing to do with me.

Chelsea: No, I know. I– I’m not implying anything.

Summer: I mean, I know that it might seem a little bit fast, and Chance was shocked by the breakup. But then we started spending more time together and…

Chelsea: It must be going well because I’ve not seen you this cheerful in a very long time.

Summer: I am, aren’t I? I think that I forgot what this feeling was like or… I don’t know, maybe I thought that I outgrew it or something. But I seriously cannot wait to see what happens next. And we’re actually getting a late lunch today, and I’m excited just thinking about it.

Chelsea: Aw, you have the butterflies. I get it. It’s the best feeling ever. I’m actually going to see Billy for lunch soon, too.

Summer: Okay, so I’m not totally alone in this?

Chelsea: No, you’re not alone at all. I’m actually going to swing by and get him at Chancellor-Winters. You should come with me. We might as well go together.

Audra: Spare me the judgy tone, okay? I genuinely thought I could control the situation with good reason.

Nate: Oh, yeah? And, uh, what reason was that?

Audra: Tucker McCall. He’s as savvy as they come, and he has won a lot more battles than he’s lost. And Jabot is no more invincible than any other company. There’s always a way in.

Nate: Oh, you think so, do you?

Audra: If anyone could pull off a takeover, my money’s on Tucker. And it was a good plan. I had every reason to believe that it would be a successful and lucrative outcome.

Nate: And yet, it clearly didn’t work out for you.

Audra: Unfortunately, Tucker let his fixation on Ashley cause him to make some bad decisions. He let his personal concerns affect his professional decisions. I tried to warn him the whole deal could implode, but did he listen? No.

Nate: Don’t you think you’re much better off not being tied to the likes of Tucker McCall? Without trying to forcefully take over one of the world’s most prominent brands, owned by one of the country’s most powerful families?

Audra: It could have been done and it would have been amazing.

Nate: You don’t need schemes and corporate backstabbing to succeed, Audra. You’re talented and smart enough without all of that. Besides, you must be solid at Newman Media to have survived this long, with Nikki herself no less. Not an easy thing to do in that tight-knit environment.

Audra: Look, I’m not sure that’s gonna last. I may have overstepped with Nikki and blown the whole thing up.

Nate: Did Nikki somehow catch wind of your plans to jump ship for Jabot?

Audra: Hardly. There’s no way she could have found that out.

Nate: Then, it sounds like something else must have gone wrong.

Audra: You know, why should I confide in you anyway? You hate the Newmans. Don’t you think it would be counterproductive for me to expect any support or compassion from you?

Nate: Hold on, hold on. I may hate the way things ended with Victor, but I certainly don’t hate that family. And I still consider you a friend, right? Now, why would I try to sabotage either one of you? Is this about Nikki’s sobriety?

Billy: And then we can decide where we want to put it.

Chelsea: Hi.

Billy: Oh, hi, hello. Look at you, look at you.

Chelsea: Well, I thought I’d pick you up for our lunch date.

Summer: Hi. And since we had plans, I thought I’d meet you here.

Chance: Gosh, how lucky are we? Two beautiful ladies coming to take us to lunch.

Billy: Why don’t we go together?

Chelsea: Well, maybe they don’t want us to crash their lunch.

Chance: You wouldn’t be crashing, would they, Summer?

Summer: No, no, of course not. Let’s do it.

Billy: Great. Table for four it is.

Heather: I am not afraid, Daniel. I’m not– I’m not worried that we won’t make it or that failing would break us. Okay? We have an entire future ahead of us. We only took a pause from it. And now, we can get it back as a couple and as a family. I really, really believe that. Can you?

Daniel: Yeah. I mean, part of me does, you know. Even though, I’ve watched it all fall apart before. See, I– I look at you, though, and I just– I feel…

Heather: But Lily.

Daniel: The last thing I want to do is hurt her. I’d hate for Devon to say something to her before I get the chance to speak with her. I think that it has to come from me.

Heather: I agree. I think that’s what you have to do. You have to tell her yourself.

Daniel: Wow. You know, after everything that we’ve been through, I didn’t think in a million years that there was going to be another chance for us.

Heather: I swear, Daniel, when I came back to Genoa City, getting back together with you was not part of my plan.

Daniel: Mm. I’m not so sure about that.

Abby: You know what I think?

Devon: I’d love to know what you think.

Abby: I think we just need to let this play out and see what happens. Because maybe it’s nothing. Maybe they are just two parents reconnecting. And they’re spending more time together because they’re helping Lucy readjust to a new city.

Devon: Well, I’d like to think that I’m pretty good at reading people. And if I’m picking up on something and you’re picking up on the same thing, it’s a little hard to ignore.

Abby: Okay, but whatever’s going on between Daniel and Lily and Heather, it’s going to happen whether we get involved or not.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t like the sound of that.

Abby: I know. But Lily is a grown woman. And I love how protective you are of her, but this is their issue to resolve.

Devon: I don’t like the sound of that either.

Abby: I understand. But hey, why don’t we get back to talking about me and my bright new future on the Chancellor-Winters board?

Heather: Do you really believe that I came back here with the sole intention just to seduce you? To woo you back into bed?

Daniel: I, um… No, I mean, I don’t think that you had any kind of agenda, but… a lot has changed, you know?

Heather: Yeah, like you became the man I love again.

Daniel: Yes, there is that. You know, the relationship with the guy in Lisbon fell apart. Lucy wanted to move back here. And I’m sure she would be thrilled at the idea of having her parents back together again. So, it’s easy for me to see you possibly thinking, what if?

Heather: Okay, I can’t deny that. I mean, the more time that we spend together, the more I think about how it used to be. But can you blame me?

Daniel: You know, when you and Lucy left Savannah, I couldn’t believe that I’d lost you. And everything changed for me. I felt like my whole world was spinning out of control.

Heather: Walking away from you was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

Daniel: You know, every day, I thought, “What if I could do it all over again?” You know, what would I do different? How could I be better? How could I be more loving? What could I do to make it up to you and… I don’t know. Once it became painfully obvious that there was no longer any room for me in your life, I had to figure out how to get past all that and how to move on. But, still, every now and then, you know, I would hear that voice creep back in my head. What if I had it to do over again? And, I mean, right now that voice is just screaming louder and louder.

Heather: We can be magic again, Daniel. We just need to give ourselves the chance.

Audra: You know Nikki’s been drinking?

Nate: I actually witnessed it myself. I was alarmed because she had been sober for many years. But, she assured me she was getting help. Is she struggling to maintain control despite running Newman Media? Is that what you’re referring to?

Audra: I saw the signs. You know, my– my father was an alcoholic. He, uh, struggled with it his whole life. I tried to take care of him. But uh, that’s how I became an expert at knowing what to look for.

Nate: Wow. I’m sorry to hear that. That disease can destroy whole families, unfortunately.

Audra: Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything. You know, I told Nikki I knew about her history with the disease, about my father and I offered her my support. At first, I thought we bonded and that I could reach out to her as someone who understood and wanted to help. You know, but now I’m afraid that in the cool light of day, I may have overplayed my hand.

Nate: Isn’t it possible that maybe you’re overthinking this, just a bit?

Audra: I’m not so sure. I never should have revealed so much about myself. Having me around might make her uncomfortable and constantly on her guard, knowing my particular experience with her problem.

Nate: Okay, I guess that’s possible. Did she give you any indication that she feels that way?

Audra: Not really. But from now on, I think I just need to keep things purely professional. Just focus on doing the best job I can and staying out of anything personal. Do you think I screwed up by being so transparent with Nikki and offering my support?

Billy: Well, this was a good idea if I do say so myself.

Summer: I say so too.

Chance: Yeah, Billy’s got one or two good ideas up his sleeve. I’ve been learning so much from this guy, just watching him maneuver around the office.

Summer: I’m sure you brought a few maneuvers of your own.

Chance: Maybe a few, but I’m learning from the master.

Billy: That’s a good answer. That right there is exactly what’s going to make him a successful executive.

Chelsea: Well, here’s to Chance and his exciting new career.

Billy: Hear, hear.

Chance: Thank you.

Chelsea: Cheers, guys. This is a lot of fun. We should do it again sometime soon.

Chance: That depends. Do I get a corporate card?

Billy: Yes, you do, and the next one is on you.

Summer: Okay, great. I am starving. Should we order?

Chance: Yeah.

Summer: Have you had the spicy jambalaya yet? It’s fire in the best way.

Chance: I don’t think you can handle that kind of heat.

Summer: Oh, don’t challenge me to a chili eating contest. I would destroy you.

Billy: Sorry to interrupt, but Chance, did you get an opportunity to look at that analysis on the company that we’re looking to invest in?

Chance: Yeah, I did. I wanted to go through that with you one more time. I had some questions about the projected ROI.

Billy: That’s good. That’s exactly the right question to ask. Buying an established brand is always a little bit tricky. You know, there’s always going to be changes, but you don’t want so many changes that it’s going to turn off existing customers in order to get new ones.

Chance: You must’ve faced that when you bought out Marchetti. How’d you manage it?

Nate: Don’t you think you’re being a little paranoid yourself?

Audra: You know, maybe Nikki’s not thinking that way now, but I can see how this could go. If she keeps drinking, she won’t want me around knowing I can see right through her. Suddenly, she won’t need me in meetings. She’ll delegate to someone else, so she can keep me at a distance. Even if she stays absolutely sober, she’ll know I have a weakness. She’ll see me as flawed and not completely professional. She’ll know what my buttons are.

Nate: It really is painful for you, isn’t it?

Audra: Losing my credibility at work? It’s hell.

Nate: I mean the alcoholism. You’ve been traumatized by it before.

Audra: My point is, even if she sobers up again, Nikki’s drinking is not going to end well for me.

Daniel: Yeah, yeah, this is what we both want. I mean, this is what we deserve. This is what I have wanted since the day you left. A chance to get back what we lost.

Heather: It was never really lost. It was always right here. Just waiting for when the real you came back to us.

Daniel: Oh, my God. Can you believe this is actually happening, hm? Look, I want to be as honest and as upfront as I can about this, with everyone. The first thing I want to do is I want to tell Lily. I mean, I can’t hide this from her. Not while she’s out of town. That’d be wrong. I can’t move forward until she knows. I think I need to plan a little trip out to California so I can go have a face-to-face with her.

Heather: You and me. Finally.

Daniel: Finally.

Heather: I know this isn’t easy for you, though.

Daniel: Hey, man, um, do you have a minute? Can I– can I speak with you? In private?

Devon: So, what’s up?

Daniel: Um, I just, uh, I just want to clear the air and make sure that there’s no misunderstandings.

Devon: No misunderstandings? I hope you’re going to tell me that I’m reading more into what I’m seeing between you and Heather than there really is.

Daniel: No, I’m afraid not. Look, man, what’s happening with me and Heather, this wasn’t planned. You know, we weren’t expecting this, but this is real.

Devon: Mm. That’s great. That’s great.

Daniel: I’m planning on going out to California because I want to talk to Lily. I want to be as open and as honest as I possibly can be with her, and I’m hoping that you’ll agree that she should hear this from me.

Devon: Yeah, I do agree she should hear it from you. Absolutely. I’m just a little surprised that you’re actually admitting it to me and not telling me I’m misreading things.

Daniel: What am I going to do, man? I’m going to stand here and lie to you? I’m going to make excuses?

Devon: I don’t know, but I’m glad you’re not, because Lily deserves to know the truth.

Daniel: I agree.

Devon: Good.

Daniel: And hopefully, you’ll give me the opportunity to be the one to tell her.

Devon: Of course.

Daniel: Look, man, I– I care about your sister. I do. A lot. And I want what’s best for her, but Heather and I– We just… I don’t know, you know, our story’s not done. We still have chapters left that are unwritten.

Devon: That’s– that’s nice. Um, I guess I’m caught between appreciating you coming clean and wanting to hit you for cheating on my sister.

Daniel: You want to take a swing at me, you go ahead. I’m not going to fight you back.

Devon: I’m not going to hit you. I’ve been there, done that. It didn’t help.

Daniel: Look, I do have a question, you know, I’m hoping maybe you can answer.

Devon: What’s your question?

Daniel: Where’s Lily’s head at right now? You know, dealing with everything with Mattie?

Abby: So, I’m guessing that Daniel wanted to talk to Devon in private to discuss what’s going on between the two of you. He’s worried that your getting back together will break his sister’s heart. Is he right?

Chelsea: That’s exactly why. Well, Billy, thank you for treating.

Billy: My pleasure. Next one’s on Chance here. I think we got that on record.

Chance: Mm-hmm.

Summer: We even got some work done.

Chelsea: Yes. Thank you for your input about the spring men’s line. You have some great ideas.

Summer: Well, fall was great. Spring’s gonna be even better.

Chelsea: Yes. Speaking of fall, I recognize that jacket, Chance. I didn’t realize you were a fan of Marchetti?

Chance: Yeah, I have her to thank for that.

Summer: I’ll admit it. It was all me. I lured him in with some expert choices that were tailor-made for him.

Chance: And now she’s completely ruined every other label for me, so…

Chelsea: Aw.

Summer: I gotta get back to work.

Chance: You know what? I should probably do the same. The new kid can’t be taking long lunches already, huh?

Billy: Sure.

Chelsea: Well, this was fun.

Billy: All right, was fun. See you back there.

Chelsea: I’ll see you soon. Bye.

Nate: Somehow, I doubt Nikki’s going to penalize you just for showing some humanity. Did she give you any indication that she’s trying to distance herself from you?

Audra: No. Nothing overt as far as I can see, yet. It’s just a subtle feeling I get when I’m around her lately.

Nate: Look, I think the smart thing to do would be to work on repairing any damage you might have created with Nikki.

Audra: To be quite honest, I’m not sure I want to. It’s not like I’m advancing at Newman Media. I’ll never be anything more than second-in-command there.

Nate: Oh, come on. You can’t be sure of that.

Audra: Oh, you of all people should know there’s no room to move upward, unless you’re family. I’ve got to find a place where I can advance to number one. Where I can take control. Otherwise, what’s the point? I can’t just settle now. I’ve got to have a ladder to climb, right?

Nate: Maybe, just maybe, you need to rein in that rampant ambition of yours.

Audra: Oh, coming from you of all people. We both know you’re just as ambitious as I am, if not more so.

Billy: You know, I felt that there was a little extra going on with Chance, but I did not connect it to Summer.

Chelsea: I just found out before lunch. It’s all very new and, quite frankly, adorable.

Billy: Yeah. You know, I wasn’t happy when Summer and Kyle fell apart. I was hoping they could figure it out, put it back together. You know, they’ve got a family, they’ve got a kid.

Chelsea: Yeah. I don’t think that’s going to happen anymore.

Billy: No, I don’t think it is either. But she and Chance, you know, they have a certain sensibility that seems to work, which is good. And if Chance is happy and in love, then that’s going to make him more stable and effective on the job.

Chelsea: Oh, how practical and unromantic of you.

Billy: He has a future. I can see it. And it’s nice, you know, it’s nice to be able to lead him into being a top-notch, corporate executive. He also, uh, hm.

Chelsea: He also what?

Billy: I think he looks up to me. Which is weird, you know? Nobody’s ever done that before, I don’t think.

Chelsea: It’s funny how things work out, right?

Billy: Yes, it is.

Audra: I admire your overzealous ambition. You know, we’re kindred spirits that way. That’s why I have to create my own safety net.

Nate: Oh. And what would that be?

Audra: Look, I’ve been formulating a plan of my own. A big, audacious plan. And potentially, quite rewarding.

Nate: Tell me more.

Audra: You know what? There’s too many eyes and ears here. And this definitely cannot get out. You want to come upstairs so I can share it with you?

Summer: This was a nice interlude.

Chance: It was.

Summer: Kind of a shame that we both have to go now.

Chance: I know. I wish we had some more one-on-one time.

Summer: I agree.

Chance: Well, how about we make arrangements for a proper dinner date?

Summer: So, just to be clear, this would be an official first date?

Chance: Nothing less. You up for that?

Heather: Actually, Abby, things– things with Daniel, I don’t– I don’t think I can get into that. But no one wants to see Lily hurt.

Abby: I can see it all over your face. Shouldn’t an attorney have a better poker face?

Heather: I’ll work on that.

Abby: Look, I told Devon that the situation is between you and Lily and Daniel. That is, if there is a situation.

Heather: I still cannot–

Abby: Look, I told Devon not to get involved, but he loves his sister and he’s very protective of her.

Heather: I know the feeling.

Abby: I also know what it’s like to get pulled back in by someone that you love deeply and maybe still love. But it is wrong to take advantage of that history at someone else’s expense. And I really hope that’s not what’s going on here.

Devon: Lily’s focused on helping her daughter right now through an extremely traumatic event she just went through. Especially with losing someone that was close to her. That’s where her head’s at.

Daniel: I can’t just fly out there and dump this on her then. Wouldn’t be fair to her. Wouldn’t be fair to Mattie. I should wait. I should wait until she’s in a better place to tell her.

Nate: Here we are. So, what do you have up your sleeve that’s so top secret, you couldn’t discuss it in public?

Audra: It involves Tucker.

Nate: Okay, stop. You don’t learn, do you? Why would you even consider teaming up with Tucker McCall again? Especially after everything he’s put you through.

Audra: I’m not teaming up with Tucker. My plan is to turn his scheme right back on him.

Nate: And exactly how do you intend to do that?

Audra: You know his new company, Glissade? I’m gonna get control of it. And I want you to help me.

Chelsea: How cool is that?

Billy: How cool is what?

Chelsea: Chance, seeing you in a new light. Respect. Admiration. Which you deserve. You are the hero’s hero.

Billy: Okay, I think we can tone down the hero talk just a little bit. It is nice though. I spent a lot of time looking up to Jack. It’s nice to be on the other side of that. Even my mom. My mom seems to be trusting me more than she usually does too.

Chelsea: You see? Moving to Chancellor-Winters was the right move. It couldn’t have turned out any better.

Daniel: Well, um, Devon definitely did pick up on the vibe that something’s going on between the two of us.

Heather: Oh yeah, yeah. Um, Abby– Abby told me.

Daniel: Hm?

Heather: What did you say?

Daniel: I told him that he wasn’t wrong. And I told him that I wanted to be the one to tell Lily.

Heather: Okay. And he understood?

Daniel: Yeah, he did. But I mean, then he told me that Lily is just completely focused on Mattie right now and helping her deal with the trauma from the fire.

Heather: So what does that mean?

Daniel: It means I don’t think that now is the right time to pile this on to her. You know, with everything else that she’s dealing with. I think that Mattie needs to be in a better place.

Heather: Right. No, I– I hear you. Well, what does that mean for us?

Daniel: I think that we need to just put things on pause for a minute. I mean, just– just until Lily’s in the right place emotionally for me to tell her.

Nate: Tell me, Audra, why would you think I’d be interested in working with you? I’m just getting back into the groove working with my family. I’m not about to rock that boat again.

Audra: A boat you’ll never be the captain of. You’ll never advance anywhere beyond where you are right now. You know, Lily and Devon will always be on top, with the side of Billy, Jill Abbott’s son, and Chance Chancellor, Jill Abbott’s grandson, thrown in the mix. Oh, and not to mention, your Aunt Mamie now has her say as well. So, from what I can see, you’re already lost in the shuffle.

Nate: That’s your perspective. It’s a family business at Chancellor-Winters, where I’ll have just as much say as everyone else.

Audra: You really think so? With me, you’ll be an equal. The two of us working side by side. And not to mention, the added satisfaction of beating Tucker at his own game.

Nate: Wow, man. You really turned on the guy, haven’t you?

Audra: Yeah, he gave me no choice. Surely, you can see the potential.

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