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

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

Mariah and Claire bond over similar childhood experiences.

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

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

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, June 7, 2024

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This is the second episode centered on Ashley in Paris.

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

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

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 6, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Interview with Bryton James

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

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

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

TRANSCRIPT (not yet proofread)

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

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

Suzanne: Oh, nice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Thank you so much.

Suzanne: How does it feel?

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

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

Bryton James: And it means the world to me.

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

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

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

Suzanne: do you display your Emmys at home?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Emmy copy table. Um,

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

Suzanne: Oh, wow.

Bryton James: Wow.

Suzanne: I’m old.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suzanne: Hopefully not the lion attacking her.

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

Bryton James: That’s

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

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

Bryton James: they have

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

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

Suzanne: It was just so amazing to me.

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

Suzanne: Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Yeah.

Suzanne: Well, especially in Hollywood, I guess.

Bryton James: Oh yeah.

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

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

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

Bryton James: So

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: That’s great.

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

Bryton James: and

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: real thing.

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

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

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

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

Suzanne: the next Danny Romalotti.


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

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

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

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

Suzanne: That was really good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Is that what happened?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Isn’t

Suzanne: she?

Bryton James: She’s so amazing.

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

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

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

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

Suzanne: Have something like that.

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

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

Suzanne: the next Victor Newman.

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

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

Bryton James: no more twins, no more twins.

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

Bryton James: Amanda.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Yeah. Yeah.

Suzanne: Okay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suzanne: pretty outgoing.

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

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

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

Suzanne: Right?

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

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

Bryton James: So

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Students to use.

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

Bryton James: right? Yeah,

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: That’s fantastic.

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

Bryton James: right.

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

Bryton James: do all the personality in the world.

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

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: course

Suzanne: they’ve done that Fun

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

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

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

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

Bryton James: Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Suzanne: All right.

Bryton James: Take care.

Suzanne: Bye bye.

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

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Devon tells Aunt Mamie that if she is really serious only wanting to unite the family she will sell her stake in Chancellor-Winters to him so all the office tension will stop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sally accepts Adam’s offer to move in with him and he gives her the keys to his apartment.

Sally tells Chloe that she is closing the interior design business and may have a temporary job at Marquetti. Chloe is hurt that Sally made all of these decisions without consulting her since they are business partners. Chloe wishes Sally the best with Adam and hopes that Adam doesn’t break her heart again.

Adam and Chelsea head off to Maryland for their first in-person visit with Connor.

Jack talks to Nikki and he agrees to be her sponsor again and Diane is very angry about it.

Victor and Cole tell Claire, Nikki, and Victoria that Jordan was found on the banks of the river alive. Victor explains that Jordan was taken to maximum security prison and won’t hurt them again.

Jill has a video call with Billy and tells him she has been having rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath, so she went to London where her brother Snapper is taking care of her.

Billy wants more details about her condition but Jill doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. Jill tells Billy not to tell Lily or Devon about her condition. Jill tells Billy she will be fine and asks him to protect the legacy of the company. Jill tells Billy she is proud of him and loves him very much.

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Adam asks Sally to move in with him and she tells him she will think about it and give him an answer later.

Adam and Chelsea are nervous about going to Maryland for their first in-person visit since they sent Connor for treatment. Chelsea tells Summer about Connor ‘s OCD and that she has decided to take a leave of absence to concentrate on Connor and his treatment. Chelsea suggests to Summer that Sally fill in for her at Marquetti. Summer doesn’t like the idea but agrees to think about it.

Tucker promises Jack he will stay away from Ashley while he is in Paris on business.

Summer talks to Chelsea about Claire and why she is worried about her being Harrison ‘s nanny. Chelsea thinks Summer should give Claire a chance to prove herself and show she can be trusted. Summer interviews Claire and then decides to give her the nanny job on a provisional basis and Harrison is very happy.

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Cody tells Tracy that Gregory died in his sleep and she tells Cody that he is a lot like Gregory. Tracy talks to Stella and shares her grief about Gregory and she tells Stella that Gregory changed her for the better and that is why she doesn’t want to let him down because he was a good man.

Tracy tells Stella that she wants to take care of Gregory’s medical bills without the family knowing she took care of the bills for them.

Elizabeth tells Portia that Finn had a momentary slip and has been drinking ever since he found Gregory’s dead body. Elizabeth asks Portia to keep it a secret because she is sure he will get back on track again. Portia promises to keep Elizabeth’s secret about Finn’s drinking.

Chase and Finn share memories of Gregory and share how much they will miss him. Finn tells Chase to get rid of the vodka bottle and later Finn decides to go to a meeting.

Fergus Byrne tells the court that Alexis is responsible for the death of both his brothers and she shouldn’t practice law because she likes to manipulate the law when it suits her. Alexis tells the court that she was disbarred because of a vendetta and she deserves to practice law again. The court tells Alexis they will notify her of their decision in thirty days.

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Nick: So, tell us, how are you doing?

Summer: Um, I’m doing better. My stress levels are to a point where I’m not jumping every time a phone rings, so.

Phyllis: Harrison is still having nightmares?

Summer: Not as often. He’ll have really good days, and then, all of a sudden, he has to be as close to me as physically possible, all because that psycho told him that we didn’t want him anymore.

Nick: And then he settles down?

Summer: Yeah, the therapist says it’s a process, but we’re– we’re good, you know? We’re– we’re doing okay.

Phyllis: What’s wrong?

Summer: I just told you, I’m fine.

Nick: Yeah, but we can tell something’s wrong.

Summer: I don’t wanna talk about it, okay? How are you two?

Phyllis: Is it claire?

Summer: Mom–

Nick: If something’s bothering you, please just tell us about it. Has claire been coming around again?

Summer: No. She’s kept her promise to stay away from harrison. Not that it’s really mattered.

Nick: What does that mean?

Summer: ‘Cause harrison keeps on asking about her, okay? He’s worried sick about her. It’s what all of his nightmares are about. And it just– it breaks my heart. I hate it. She has this power to upset my little boy, even though she’s not even around. I just wish that I could wave a magic wand and make her disappear forever.

Claire: Nikki looked so happy to be home, didn’t she?

Victoria: She really did. You know, when I picture my mom, I picture her strong and confident. It’s so nice to see her back to her normal self. I know it’s gonna be one day at a time when it comes to the alcohol, but I just get this sense of strength coming from her that I haven’t felt since jordan slithered her way into our lives.

Claire: Yeah.

Victoria: I didn’t say that because I want you to feel responsible for any of it, because you’re not.

Claire: I know. But… sometimes I can’t help feel it.

Victoria: We all survived. And we’re gonna live happy and successful lives while jordan rots in hell. Look, here’s another way to look at it. If it weren’t for jordan, we would– we would have never found you. In my mind, that’s a pretty fair exchange and I know your grandmother agrees.

[ Knocking at door ]

Cole: Hey.

Victoria: Hi.

Cole: Hey. Sorry to bail right after lunch like that.

Victoria: No, yeah.

Cole: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: Okay, it was a little sudden, but did you handle the business that you needed to take care of?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah, I– I think so.

[ Cell phone pings ]

Michael: Oh, welcome home, nikki. You look wonderful!

Nikki: Oh, thank you, michael. For the first time in a long time, I can honestly say that I feel the same way.

Michael: I’m happy to hear that. And lauren will be, too.

Nikki: Now, I still have a lot more work to do, but while I’m an outpatient, I will have daily mandatory meetings. I am going to do it right this time.

Victor: I am sure you will.

Nikki: And I cannot thank lauren enough for stepping in for me at newman media. She is a wonderful friend, and I owe her a long, expensive lunch.

Michael: Now that sounds like a great idea. How about now?

Nikki: Now?

Michael: I’m sure lauren can slip away from work for an early repast. And what better way to celebrate this new chapter than the four of us getting together? What do you think, victor?

Kyle: No, harrison, I– I don’t know why chickens can’t fly.

Harrison: They’re birds, aren’t they?

Kyle: Yeah… I mean, I guess. No? I– of course, they are.

Harrison: Then why can’t they?

Kyle: Well, they sort of do. They kind of hop around, then they, you know, get up in the air for a little while, just like this.

[ Both laughing ] Okay. Let’s go get some ice cream.

Harrison: Sure.

Kyle: Yeah. Hey. Hey, what is it? What’s wrong?

Harrison: It’s her. The witch is back.

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Nick: Look, I understand how you feel. Your child is hurting, and it’s easy to blame claire because claire is the reason that jordan came into our lives. But you do know that claire doesn’t want harrison to suffer, right?

Summer: I guess. I don’t know if what she wants actually matters, though, ’cause either way, she was a part of something horrific that happened to my family. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to not wanna see her.

Nick: I get that. I do.

Summer: But you’re ready to argue with me about it anyway.

Nick: I just know that harrison really likes claire, and claire certainly cares about harrison. Maybe they should spend some time together once in a while.

Summer: So you think that claire should be harrison’s nanny?

Nick: It doesn’t even need to go that far, summer. It could be something as simple as just letting harrison see that claire is safe and secure, and that he is, too.

Summer: He has seen her. He’s seen her.

Nick: Maybe it needs to be more than that. If they saw each other regularly, if they fell into a nice routine, it might make harrison feel more confident and cool with everything.

Summer: You sound exactly like kyle.

Nick: I don’t mean to–

Summer: What am i supposed to do? Ignore my own feelings about this? ‘Cause, why? Claire is somehow entitled to a job with someone else’s child? Is that the answer? Is it? Is that everybody’s answer except for mine?

Phyllis: Can I say something?

Nick: Please do. I really feel like I’m screwing this up.

Phyllis: No. Um… hey, summer. Listen to me. This is not our call. Not your dad’s, not mine. Certainly not the newmans’ call. It’s yours. If you’re not ready or willing to trust claire with harrison, you shouldn’t be pressured to do so. Not by kyle, not by anyone.

Kyle: You see?

Harrison: It looked like her.

Kyle: Well, but it wasn’T. The witch is gone. She’s never coming back, and she’s never gonna be able to hurt you agaiN.

Harrison: You promise?

Kyle: Absolutely.

Harrison: Then what about claire? Can she hurt her again?

Kyle: Okay, harrison. Listen to me. What you and claire went through, it was really scary. I know you’re still worried about it. But I promise you, your mom and I will never let anything like that happen to you again. The woman who did this, she was– she was sick in her mind. But she’s gone now, and she’s never coming back. Okay?

Harrison: Okay.

Kyle: All right. Let’s go get that ice cream.

Harrison: Dad?

Kyle: Hm?

Harrison: Why doesn’t mommy like claire?

Claire: More business?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah, I’m afraid so.

Victoria: What is it? Is your publisher hounding you for your next masterpiece?

Cole: No, no, no. There’s no pressure on that front. My deadline is miles away.

Claire: You’re not being completely honest with us, are you? You keep dancing around it, but it’s getting harder to pretend that that’s not what you’re doing for all of us.

Cole: Wha– what do you think that I’m not telling you?

Claire: Oxford wants you back. Is that it?

Cole: Claire, listen–

Claire: No, look, I know you said that it’s not an issue, but it’s your job, it’s your career, and they’re gonna need you back eventually. I’m gonna be completely honest, maybe a little bit selfish. I don’t want you to go. I just found you and I hate the thought of losing you so soon.

Victoria: I would hate that too.

Victor: Well, I mean, nikki just got home, so I think she needs some time to settle in, right?

Michael: Oh, of course, of course. No pressure at all. I just know that lauren would love to see you looking so well.

Nikki: Aw, and I can’t wait to see her either. To tell you the truth, I am starving.

Victor: Baby, are you sure?

Nikki: I’m tired of living under this dark cloud. I don’t wanna miss any more moments with the people I care about.

Victor: Well, then let’s do it.

Michael: Great, great, great. I will call lauren and make a reservation.

Victor: Good.

Michael: Oh, gosh! Victor, I almost forgot. I’m sorry. Uh, I know you want me to sign off on those german contracts.

Victor: Yeah, they were due today.

Michael: They’re 98% finished. I just need to make one more pass.

Victor: You’ve got to send it now, all right?

Michael: I– I am sorry. It slipped through the cracks. I will get right on it. It shouldn’t take me too long and I’ll meet you at society.

Victor: See you there. All right.

Michael: All right.

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Cole: All right, okay. So. Let me make this clear. England is not on my radar right now, okay? You have my word on that.

Claire: Good. Thank you. I feel better.

Cole: And I have no intentions of leaving you guys anytime soon.

Victoria: So, what was that call about, then?

Cole: Uh, it was, well, extending my sabbatical.

Victoria: For how long?

Cole: Right now, it’s open-ended.

Claire: Won’t oxford need you back before the next semester?

Cole: Yeah, well, we’re– we’re just working out all of the details and– but, you know, it’s all gonna be just fine.

Victoria: Are you okay?

Cole: Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. Why– why would you ask that?

Victoria: I don’t know. I mean, you seemed a little preoccupied at lunch. You seem a little bit jumpy right now.

Cole: Uh, well, I’m sorry. Uh, I got a lot on my mind right now, but don’t worry, it’s nothing that’s, you know, that’s gonna affect anyone or anything, so, we’re good.

Victoria: You don’t still suspect that my father had something to do with jordan’s death, do you?

Cole: No, I don’T. No. What would be the point, anyway? I mean, if jordan is really gone, I mean, why does it matter?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: I couldn’t agree more.

Claire: You said “if” jordan’s gone.

Cole: Did I?

Claire: Does that mean that you think she might not be, that she could still be out there somewhere?

Cole: Claire, claire, no. Absolutely not. I don’t believe that jordan is out there ready to come after you or anybody else ever again. And, you know, if what victor did or didn’t do has something to do with that, then I’m just gonna make it my business to let him handle it himself. I think what you should do is just– actually, I think what we all should do is just take a deep breath and count our blessings.

Victoria: You know what? I think your father’s right. I do. I mean, we’re safe now. We’ve been given a gift. So, I think we just need to stop looking over our shoulders and start living again.

Kyle: Why do you think mommy doesn’t like claire?

Harrison: I can just tell.

Kyle: How so?

Harrison: She’s not as nice. Maybe she thinks I like claire more than her.

Kyle: No, I’m sure she doesn’t think that.

Harrison: Claire’s my friend, but I love mommy.

Kyle: Well, mommy knows that. You see, while you were away, mommy was really worried. It’s just taking her a little time not to be worried anymore.

Harrison: But claire didn’t scare me. The witch did.

Kyle: No, I know that. And mommy does too. We just need to give mommy a little extra time, okay? All right.

Harrison: Can claire come be with us here?

Kyle: Oh, I don’t know. She might be busy.

Harrison: Well, we should call her. ‘Cause there’s a ferris wheel at the carnival, and it’ll go away tomorrow and she probably hasn’t seen it yet, and it might make her feel better to ride it if she’s not doing okay.

[ Kyle chuckles ]

Kyle: I’ll see what I can do.

Nick: Summer, of course, hiring a nanny, completely your call.

Summer: And kyle’S. Look, I’m not trying to leave him out of it. I just think that we should agree.

Nick: 100%. When it comes to who your child hangs out with, a parent’s comfort level is everything.

Summer: But you still think I’m wrong about claire, don’t you?

Nick: I did not say that.

Summer: Dad, I know you. You’re not just gonna drop this. You think I’m being unfair to her.

Nick: Okay. Um, I don’t think this has anything to do with claire at all. I think this is about you.

Summer: Me?

Nick: Yep. You want my theory?

Phyllis: You’re gonna hear his theory whether you want it or not.

Nick: It is simply an observation.

Summer: I’m listening.

Nick: I think you’re taking out all this built-up anger and rage on claire because you can’t take it out on the real villain here, which is jordan.

[ Michael sighs ]

Claire: Let’s talk about my riding lesson.

Victoria: Okay.

Claire: I’m terrified.

Victoria: Come on, claire! You’re gonna be fine. I mean, we are putting you on midnight blue, who is the safest and the kindest horse in all of the stables. And your father is an excellent teacher.

Claire: Did he teach you?

Cole: [ Chuckles ] Well, your mother was already a very accomplished rider when I met her. She certainly didn’t need any lessons in that area.

Victoria: Well, I think that that’s your father’s kind way of saying that I was an accomplished rider, but I had some insecurities in other areas.

Claire: Look at you all these years later.

Victoria: Yeah.

Claire: Well, I was wondering, if it’s not too much trouble, if both of my expert equestrian parents wanted to give me my lesson now.

Victoria: Uh, yeah, sure. We could do that. Can we?

Cole: Yes, absolutely. That sounds great. Yeah.

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Cole: I– uh, I’m gonna have to postpone this riding lesson for an hour or two.

Victoria: Oh? What’s going on?

Cole: Uh, I just– something I have to take care of.

Victoria: Really? Is it that urgent?

Cole: I wanna get it off my plate. So, uh, why don’t you two go on down to the stables and get to know midnight blue a little better, and then I’ll see you there.

Victoria: Uh, well, is there an eta?

Cole: Uh, just whenever I get done. I– I really don’t know right now.

[ Victoria scoffs ] What?

Victoria: I just– you really are the man of mystery today, cole.

Cole: Well, it’s– it’s really no big deal. I just need, uh, to fill out some forms for the sabbatical. But I promise I’m gonna be down there just as soon as I can.

Claire: Okay. I’ll cut you some slack on the lesson, but only because you’re going to all this trouble to stay here, and that makes me happy.

Cole: This is as much for me as it is for you. So… tell you what, just– you’re going down to the stables, and I’m gonna get there before you know it, okay?

Claire: Do you think that these shoes are okay for the lesson, or should I change into boots?

Victoria: Don’t you think it’s kind of late in the uk to be sending texts?

Claire: I don’t know. Maybe that’s how they do things at oxford.

Victoria: Yeah, maybe.

Claire: Come on, let’s go to the stables!

Nick: You know, I’m not trying to be a cheerleader for claire. I had my doubts about her just like everyone else, but I have watched her. I’ve seen harrison with her. I really don’t think that claire is a threat.

Phyllis: Okay, well, summer shouldn’t be forced to hire her.

Nick: That is not what I’m suggesting. I’m just saying I think you should let go of some of this anger because it’s got you tied up in knots. I’ll bet you anything harrison’s picking up on it.

Summer: No, I never badmouth claire in front of him. I don’T.

Nick: You don’t have to. Kids sense things about parents. You always could.

Summer: So what am I supposed to do? Fake it? Act like she’s my best friend? I’m not good at that.

Nick: Then maybe just let her come around and let harrison see that she’s okay. I think this would be good for all of you.

Summer: Or, having to dwell on her at all is just gonna make things worse. Look, I had a bad feeling about claire long before the kidnappings. Sometimes, you just have an instinct about people.

Nick: And harrison’s instinct is to like and trust claire. So… do it for him. Actually, you should do it for yourself. Look, you have been carrying around all this fear and anger. Jordan’s gone. Don’t you think it’s time you let the rest of the bad stuff go away along with her?

Cole: I didn’t think this would happen so fast.

Michael: Neither did I, but I had a chance to get nikki and victor out of the house, so I figured it was now or never.

Cole: How did you manage that?

Michael: Lauren and I are supposed to meet them at society to celebrate nikki coming back, which means we have to work fast before victor gets suspicious.

Cole: All right, all right. Let’s do it, let’s do it.

Michael: All right. Well, which one of these panels is–

Cole: I’ve got it. I’ve got it right here.

Michael: I can’t believe I’m about to do this.

Cole: It’s for the greater good. Come on.

Michael: Yeah, to protect victor from himself.

Victor: Well, well, well.

Nick: Mom! So glad you’re back.

Nikki: Oh, me too. It’s so good to see you.

Summer: Grandma, you look amazing.

Nikki: Aw, thank you. I feel even better.

Victor: Doesn’t she look great?

Nick: Yes.

Victor: In fact, so good that we will have lunch with michael and lauren.

[ Nikki gasps ]

Nikki: Why don’t you join us?

Phyllis: Even me?

Nikki: Yes, phyllis, even you.

Victor: Why not?

[ Victor chuckles ]

[ Cell phone pings ] I have got to go.

Nikki: What? We just got here.

Victor: I know, but I’ve got to take care of this.

Nikki: What is it? Victor!

Victor: Sweetheart…

Nikki: What is going on?

Victor: It’s a very simple business matter I don’t want you to worry about, all right?

Nikki: Why are you being so vague? Did something happen at newman while I was gone?

Victor: Sweetheart, I have no time now to discuss it, okay? I’ll be back.

Nikki: But, victor, I– I would’ve called yesterday.

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Nick: What, uh, was that about?

Nikki: Oh, just your father being mysterious about some business he has to take care of.

Phyllis: Victor being mysterious? That’s a shock.

Nick: Is he coming back?

Nikki: Well, he said he was, but who knows? Anyway.

Summer: It really is great to see you.

Nikki: Oh, and you too, my darling. How is harrison?

Summer: We’re making progress.

Nikki: I’m gonna come by tomorrow to visit him.

Summer: Oh, he would love that.

Nick: You really do look great, mom.

Summer: Right? Her face is, like, glowing.

Nikki: All right, now you’re embarrassing me.

Phyllis: What’s your secret?

Nikki: Alcoholism.

Victoria: You know, midnight blue has really taken to you.

Claire: You think so?

Victoria: Mm-hmm. Horses have really good instincts about people.

Claire: He’s so smart. And gentle. It’s like he knows how much I have to learn.

Victoria: You will. You have all excellent teachers.

Claire: I think about that sometimes.

Victoria: You think about what?

Claire: You and dad teaching me things. What my life would have been like if jordan hadn’t taken me from you. Tying my shoelaces, riding a bike, driving a car. I would’ve learned all those things from my parents.

Victoria: I think about that a lot too. Especially lately.

[ Victoria sighs ] You know, in the beginning, when we thought that we had lost you, I felt so empty. It hurt to think about you, and reliving it was really painful. But, then the days and the weeks and the years went by and… I was surprised to realize that I could actually think about my baby, eve, with some gratitude. That miracle had been in this world, even if it wasn’t long enough. I mean, it was still painful, that’s for sure, but there was this sense that the love was still in my heart, and that kept you alive. And now this miracle. You and me getting to spend all this mother-daughter time together. It’s truly just this precious, precious gift that I would never take for granted.

Claire: I know what she took from me.

[ Claire sniffles ] But sometimes, I forget how much she took from you. Everything she ruined.

Victoria: She will never be able to take anything from us ever again.

[ Victoria exhales ] The past is gone and now the future is the only thing ahead of us. And I intend to enjoy and cherish every single minute of it. So, when you try to convince me that I need to go back to work, it’s not happening, all right?

Claire: Dad will be here.

Victoria: Huh? Oh, I know. I know he will.

Claire: You’re worried.

Victoria: No, I’m not. I’m not worried, I– cole’s just been– I don’t know, he’s been very preoccupied the last few days. It’s very unlike him.

Claire: Well, if you’re worried that it’s another woman, I doubt that very much.

Victoria: That thought never occurred to me until you said it just now.

[ Claire laughing ]

Claire: I’m just teasing you, mom. But I can tell by the look on your face that you’re hooked.

Victoria: I’m hooked?

Claire: Yeah, you’re hooked on dad. And stop feeding me that whole, “oh, it’s just strange stirred-up memories between exes.” ‘Cause I see the way that he looks at you too, and that is not just the look of an old friend.

Michael: My god. Victor, what have you done?

Cole: You see what I mean?

Michael: Unfortunately, I do, and I wish I could unsee it.

Cole: You’re not getting cold feet, are you?

Michael: About ever agreeing to be victor newman’s attorney again? Yes, absolutely. But where’s the prisoner?

Jordan: You abandoned me. So, why are you here? And why is the newman lawyer here, too?


Victoria: You’re the daughter, okay? I am the mother. I should be the one asking you about your crushes.

Claire: Oh, so you’re allowing there’s a crush?

Victoria: Oh, my goodness. Would you please stop?

Claire: No, it’s actually– it’s too much fun making you blush.

Victoria: For you, maybe. Could we just go back to talking about your riding lessons or your future job prospects, the weather, anything but this, please?

Claire: Okay, well, all kidding aside, I promise that this isn’t coming from a place of a little girl wanting her parents to get back together, but I do see something happening between you and dad. Am I wrong?

Victoria: No, you’re not wrong. I do feel a growing connection to cole. But I have no idea where it’s going, all right? And neither one of us is in any hurry.

Claire: So, you’ve talked about it?

Victoria: Yes, we have.

Claire: That’s huge!

Victoria: However, right now, you are our main focus.

Claire: But I don’t wanna be. Hear me out. I appreciate that you both wanna help me adjust, but I want you to start focusing on yourselves. You’re right. Jordan is gone. Nikki is sober. It’s time for us to get back to our lives. And I do hope that life for you includes dad. It feels right.

[ Cell phone ringing ] Hi.

Kyle: Claire. Hi.

Claire: Hey, kyle.

Kyle: Sorry to bug you, but I have this kid here who insists on showing you a pretty cool ferris wheel.

Claire: Well, that’s adorable, and it sounds like a blast. I did hear that the carnival was coming to town.

Kyle: Great. We’ll see you in front of the ride.

Claire: Wait, sorry. Right now?

Kyle: You’ve met harrison. He’s very into instant gratification.

Claire: I would love to. And I would hate to disappoint harrison… but I don’t wanna cause any trouble.

Kyle: Not an issue. There’ll be no trouble at all. Plus, I have it on very good authority that today is the last day before the carnival moves on. So, can you make it?

[ Claire exhales ]

[ Claire chuckles ]

Summer: Oh, grandma, you don’t have to–

Nikki: No, summer, I don’t mind talking about it. I just got back from rehab. That’s why nicholas and summer were so thrilled to see me. My drinking had gotten out of control and it called for immediate action.

Phyllis: Well, that’s great. You took care of yourself. And you did right by your family, so I respect that. Congratulations. Welcome home.

Harrison: You think claire’s gonna come?

Kyle: She said she’d try.

Harrison: That ferris wheel’s so cool, dad. I’m sure she’s gonna love it.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Harrison: And we can win a goldfish, too.

Kyle: A goldfish? That’s a big responsibility, taking care of a goldfish.

Harrison: I can do it.

Kyle: Well, you’d have to name it.

Harrison: Sam.

Kyle: Oh, sam the fish.

[ Both laughing ]

Kyle: Hey, look who it is.

Claire: Where’s this special ride?

Harrison: Have you ever been on a ferris wheel before?

Claire: Uh, it would’ve been years and years ago.

Harrison: It’s really fun and not too scary. Except sometimes when they stop and they’re at the top.

Claire: That’s high up.

Harrison: It’s okay. Dad and me are here if you get too scared.

Kyle: Aw. Okay. Looks like we’re about to get going, guys. Hang on tight.

Harrison: I am.

Claire: So am I.

[ All laughing ]

[ Claire exhales shakily ]

[ Claire laughing ]

Kyle: Whoo! Getting a little high.

Claire: Whoo!

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Nikki: It seems like harrison is recovering from the nightmare. Oh, but it’s so hard on the mother. How is summer doing, really?

Nick: It has been hard on her. She’s still processing it. Um, there’s a lot of anger there.

Phyllis: Yeah, a psycho kidnapped her son. Of course there is. You know, she couldn’t eat, she couldn’t sleep, worrying about harrison. You know, we did our best to distract her and reassure her, but…

Nikki: Well, I’m sure you were a comfort to her.

Nick: It was rough, obviously, but I’m glad it turned out the way it did.

Nikki: Yeah, I could tell that she was putting up a front for me. I mean, of course she must still be reeling.

Nick: Yeah, there’s some residual rage there.

Nikki: Oh, I’m sure there is. Sometimes, it’s not until the crisis is over that those feelings are allowed to come up.

[ Nikki sighs ] I feel for summer. I really do. I mean, the worst thing in the world is to know that your child has suffered, or is still suffering.

Nick: It goes both ways, mom. Kids worry about their parents too. It’s a relief to see you like this.

Nikki: Thank you, sweetheart.

Phyllis: That’s really great, nikki. Hey, uh, can you tell me about claire?

Nick: Phyllis–

Phyllis: Just a conversation. Just a conversation, that’s all. Not attacking her. I just wanted to know about her because, um, well, obviously you were jordan’s target, right? But claire was your assistant, and then you find out that she’s your granddaughter, and you had the most contact with her, so… I mean, you would be the one to hold a grudge, but you’re not holding a grudge.

Nikki: I did have my doubts about claire. The whole family did. But we have all come around.

Phyllis: Okay. And, um, you know that residual rage that you were talking–

Nick: I was referring to jordan.

Phyllis: Okay, but we both know it’s not only her.

Nikki: I understand how summer feels given what happened to harrison, but claire is really a very sweet, caring person, and I see nothing but good things in her future. Now that jordan is out of our lives forever, I’m sure that summer will see that, too.

Kyle: Hold on, you two!

[ Laughter ]

Harrison: Mom, guess what? We rode the ferris wheel. It was so much fun. Claire got a little scared, but not too bad. And she laughed a lot.

Summer: It looks like you’ve been laughing a lot, too.

Claire: Uh, why don’t we look at those pictures that we took?

Kyle: Hey.

Summer: Uh, yeah.

Kyle: Harrison had a minor freak-out about jordan earlier.

Summer: What do you mean? What happened?

Kyle: He thought he saw her. It wasn’t her, obviously.

Summer: But she’s still in his head.

Kyle: I know. I hate it, too. But look at him now. One ride on the ferris wheel with his pal, claire, and he’s doing great. Seeing her safe makes him happy for some reason. I mean, look at that grin.

Summer: Claire, thank you for being there for harrison.

Claire: We had fun. He’s a great kid.

Summer: We couldn’t agree more, obviously.

Claire: I hope it’s okay that I’m hanging out with him.

Summer: Yeah. I mean, harrison seems happy, and that’s the most important thing, right? Um, look… maybe you and I should get together later and– and talk about something more regular.

Claire: Really?

Summer: Yeah. I mean, harrison needs someone other than mom and dad around, and it’s time that we start getting back to normal. We can see how it goes.

Claire: I would love to do that.

Summer: Anybody that can make harrison smile like that deserves to be in his life more often.

Harrison: Hooray!

Cole: There’s a part of me that was ready to let you rot down here forever. But that’s not my call to make.

Jordan: That’s right. That’s right. Because you– you are a good and decent man, the best nephew… who didn’t let me free before, but you will now, won’t you?

Michael: You’re lucky this man has a conscience.

Jordan: And why are you here?

Michael: We’re taking you out of here and putting you in a real prison.

Jordan: Oh, thank god! Thank god. Thank god.

Victor: I’ll be damned if I allow that to happen.

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Billy: Okay, so what do we do now?

Jill: Just keep this to yourself. I don’t want anyone else to know.

Alan: These, um, personalities, they think they’re doing the right thing, ashley. They think they’re protecting you. But the fact that they exist at all means that there’s something terribly wrong.

Ashley: Well, what are they protecting me from?

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, May 24, 2024

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Nick thinks Summer is angry with Jordan for what she did to Harrison but she is taking it out on Claire because Jordan isn’t around for Summer to tell her how angry she with her for what she did to her family. Nikki also tells Summer she thinks Claire is a kind caring person despite everything Jordan put her through when she was growing up.

Kyle and Harrison invite Claire to ride the Ferris wheel with them. Summer later sees Claire, Kyle, and Harrison in the park and tells Claire they should get together later to discuss her being Harrison’s nanny.

Michael and Cole go to Jordan’s cell in the wine cellar and tell her they are going to put her in a proper jail cell. Victor arrives and tells Michael and Cole he isn’t going to let them take Jordan anywhere.

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Y&R Transcript Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Victoria: You know, we should do this more often. You know, it’s fun. Family time, lunch, talk about the future.

Claire: Yes, yes and yes.

Victoria: And I couldn’t be more happy for you and excited. Pursuing a career in early childhood education. I mean, I can’t think of anything more perfect.

Claire: Except long rides on the property with my mom and little sister when she comes home.

Victoria: Yes, absolutely. And maybe we’ll even ask your dad and johnny to join us too.

Claire: Dad seemed kind of distracted at lunch, didn’t he?

Victoria: Hm. Yes, he did.

Claire: And it wasn’t just at lunch. Am I wrong or did things seem kind of tense between him and grandpa?

Victoria: No, you’re not wrong. And when I invited dad to lunch, cole seemed relieved that dad couldn’t make it. And I think dad felt the same way.

Claire: What do you think’s going on with those two?

Cole: No, thank you.

Jordan: That was all victor. That was victor. He set everything up. Okay? And he’s gonna keep me in here. You see, I’m his trophy. He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery.

Michael: Cole!

Cole: Hey, michael. Yeah, thank you for making the time to see me.

Michael: I came as soon as I could. What’s this about?

Cole: There’s something that you and I need to discuss.

Michael: Of course.

Cole: But first, I need to hire you as my attorney. So, this is just between us.

Michael: Unless you’re in some sort of legal jeopardy, hiring me is overkill. I mean, at this point, I would hope that you trust me to be discreet.

Cole: I trust you completely. That’s why I called you. But I think that once you hear what I have to say, you might prefer that we make it official.

Jordan: There has to be something in here that I can use. Come on. Oh, god. Oh! Oh. Oh, look at you. Oh, my, my, my. Okay, my friend. Let’s see what we can do. All right? Let’s see what we can do ’cause I’ve gotta get out of here. I’ve gotta get out of here. I’ve gotta get out of here. Come on. Okay, come on. Come on, come on, come on. Let me get out of here. I wanna get out of here. I gotta get out of here fast. Right now. Let me get out, please. Let me get out.

Alan: So, if ashley experienced something traumatic after the breakup with tucker, but before she came home from paris, what do– what do you think it could be? I mean, did she mention any conflicts or issues? Anything specific, or?

Jack: Other than the blow up with tucker, nothing I can recall, no.

Traci: And tucker came straight back to genoa city after the fight.

Jack: I was concerned enough about that that I reached out to ashley. When she finally called me back, she told me about the fight, but we didn’t hear anything more until after she got home.

Alan: HM. So, there is some time unaccounted for.

Jack: Wait, you think it may have happened that much earlier? I thought I was talking to the ashley we love, and because of a trauma she experienced in paris, that was not ashley I was talking to.

Tucker: Hey, ashley, ashley. Whoa, hold on, hold on.

Ashley: Wait, wait, wait, get off me.

Tucker: I think I need to take you to the hospital.

Ashley: No.

Tucker: So, just relax.

Ashley: No, leave me alone. Please, just don’t touch me. I don’t need…

Tucker: No, I think you should stay seated.

Ashley: I don’t need to go to the hospital.

Tucker: Hold on.

Ashley: Don’t touch me.

Tucker: All right.

Ashley: What are we doing here?

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Tucker: Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Ashley: Please, what are we doing here?

Tucker: You need to sit down.

Ashley: I don’t need to sit down.

Tucker: Yes, you do. You are not steady on your feet. See?

Ashley: Okay, okay.

Tucker: Let’s get you seated.

Ashley: All right, all right. What happened?

Tucker: You passed out. Fortunately, I was close enough to catch you.

Ashley: Please, you’re exaggerating things. I must have gotten a little bit dizzy. I– I need to get out of here.

Tucker: Wait, wait, wait.

Ashley: Don’t touch me. Please.

Tucker: Can you tell me what happened just before this?

Ashley: I don’t need to explain myself to you, tucker. Excuse me.

Tucker: No. I’m gonna take you home.

Ashley: Okay, look, you’re being ridiculous right now. I can take myself home.

Tucker: No, you can’T. You are not well and you don’t remember what happened.

Jack: Turning it over in my head, what ashley said, how she said it, were there any clues, any hints, in that phone call that suggested there might be a problem?

Alan: Well, there’s just no way you could’ve known. How could you know to look for personalities that ashley was creating to protect herself?

Traci: Okay, when ashley got home, she was very upset. She was furious with tucker, finished with him, but that was before we realized that it wasn’t quite so volatile at the bistro as we had thought.

Jack: But that is in keeping with who ashley is.

Traci: Yes, I think so. Yes. So maybe the traumatic event happened on the second trip. Ashley and I went back to paris, and that’s when she found out that things didn’t happen the way she remembered them at the bistro. She sent me back ahead of her after that trip.

Alan: And how did she seem then?

Jack: Agitated, furious at herself for having remembered things wrong. She was furious at tucker and then ready to forgive him.

Traci: Yes, and it was really extreme. And I think that might be when the mood swings started.

Jack: So, maybe the real trauma happened after her second visit to the bistro.

Alan: It’s a good working theory.

Traci: Oh, my. We left her there. To– to have ashley experience something so traumatic to cause all of this fragmentation. Oh, my god, alone in a strange country? This just breaks my heart. What can we do? How can we help her?

Alan: Well, I mean, it’s sort of up to ashley. She is able to surface at times and suppress whatever alter is in control.

Jack: Any time she has agreed to getting help, that’s when we’re dealing with the real ashley?

Alan: Precisely. That’s why it’s so important that we connect to the real ashley because she’s the only one who can tell us what trauma caused the d-I-D.

Traci: Okay, so if we can find the truth, then what next?

Michael: If it would ease your mind, give me a dollar. Consider me on retainer.

Cole: What do you know about where victor stands regarding jordan?

Michael: I only know that jordan fell to her apparent death when chased by victor’s security team, and she is mourned by no one.

Cole: She’s alive.

Michael: That wasn’t what I was hoping to hear. Have you seen her?

Cole: Yes. Victor is keeping her in a dungeon at the main house.

Michael: Damn, damn, damn, damn.

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Ashley: I really do not need you to insert yourself into my life. Please, please don’t, okay? I am capable of getting myself home.

Tucker: No, you are not capable. You just collapsed, ashley. You shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car right now.

Ashley: I will take a ride share.

Tucker: No, you’re not taking a ride share. I’m taking you. You need to be home with your family.

Ashley: I don’t want you to tell me what I need, okay? Because what you need to do is– is find out where audra is, because she would not appreciate us being alone. I’m going.

Tucker: No, you’re not. Listen to me. You’re in trouble right now. And I think you know that. And you’re scared. I would be, too. It’s okay. And I know you don’t want to, but it’s also okay to ask for help. It’s not a weakness. It’s a strength to– to do what you need to do, despite your fear. That’s– that’s the definition of courage. Please. You need help. You need to be home with your family. And I’m taking you.

Ashley: Okay.

Tucker: Okay. Oh, I got that. I got that.

Victoria: Apparently, cole told nick that he suspects that your grandfather is somehow involved in jordan’s death and that there’s more to it than we know.

Claire: That’s impossible, right?

Victoria: I don’t know. Nothing is impossible when it comes to victor newman. But when I asked cole about it, he just..

Claire: Deflected and found the right words?

Victoria: Yeah, something like that.

Claire: So, he thinks that grandpa had something to do with jordan’s death?

Victoria: Well, I wouldn’t go that far. But your dad, every time he tries to ask questions or find out more details about what happened with jordan, my dad just shuts him down. So, cole thinks that maybe he’s hiding something.

Claire: What do you think?

Jordan: Come on. Come on. Come on, little thing. Come on. Let’s go.

Victor: Look at that. You’re busy at work, I see. I wonder why it’s taken you this long to try to escape.

Jordan: Not my first try.

Victor: Well, you’re gonna have a lot of time to realize that trying to get the hell out of here is gonna be impossible. It’s futile, you know?

Jordan: You bastard. Let me out of here.

Victor: Why? You’re having a wonderful– look at all the brussels sprouts and the vodka. I mean, come on. What could be better? Huh? You had a visitor, didn’t you? Didn’t you?

Nikki: Victor? Are you home? Victor?

Jack: So, this dissociative identity disorder sounds… ashley, will come back from this, right?

Alan: It’s certainly possible, of course.

Jack: But?

Alan: Well, it’s– it’s rare, rarely diagnosed, very complex. The important thing to do is identify the trauma that created it.

Traci: And when that happens?

Alan: Well, once we deal with the underlying issues, hopefully the alters will subside.

Jack: But that won’t be the end of it, will it?

Alan: No. She’ll need therapy to deal with the aftermath, hopefully in a controlled setting.

Traci: It sounds like you are wanting to put her in a psychiatric hospital.

Alan: Well, hopefully ashley will make that decision herself.

Jack: She is not unfamiliar with that environment.

Traci: Considering our sister’s history, I don’t know if she would ever agree to go back to a place like fairview.

Alan: Well, first things first. We can make that decision later. And when we do, there’s plenty of good options. I know a lot of wonderful places in europe.

Traci: So, you think there’s hope?

Alan: Definitely. Of course, there’s hope. She has a loving family that supports her, and we will get her to the other side of this.

Jack: First, we have to find her.

Alan: Yeah. Well, that could be more difficult than before. Yesterday, uh, I upset ashley, or at least one of her alters, so she hasn’t contacted me since.

Traci: And I’ve reached out to her as well. Hasn’t got back to me either.

Alan: Well, if she does reach out, it will probably be to family first. So, please let me know if she does and I’ll let you know if she contacts me, all right?

Jack: Thank you, alan, for everything.

Traci: You have been so much help, thank you.

Alan: Of course, my pleasure.

Jack: What are you doing with my sister? Tide is busting laundry’s biggest myth…

Jack: Come on. Let’s get you inside.

Ashley: Alan, what are you doing here?

Traci: We asked him here. Ashley, are you all right? Can we do anything for you?

Ashley: No, I’m fine.

Tucker: She’s not fine.

Ashley: Okay, look, I got a little bit dizzy.

Tucker: No, she collapsed.

Traci: What?

Jack: When? Wait, what did you do?

Tucker: I didn’t do anything. We were at the jazz lounge. We were talking. She went to leave and fainted.

Ashley: Honestly, I don’t remember, so I don’t know if I actually fainted.

Tucker: I’m actually glad you’re here, alan, because I think it was a blackout. When she came to, she couldn’t remember anything that happened right before.

Jack: What were you doing with tucker, of all people?

Tucker: She wanted to talk to me. She took me down to the jazz lounge, uh… she tried to convince me that we still belong together. She did have one glass of wine, but mostly it was just telling me that we should give our relationship a second chance.

Jack: Ash, is that true?

Ashley: I don’t remember.

Tucker: And she was unsteady on her feet. Hardly said a word on the drive over here.

Jack: So what, that makes you the hero?

Tucker: No, jack, it makes me concerned.

Jack: Or maybe you’re trying to insinuate yourself back into her life.

Tucker: Can we not do this right now? She needs help. Ash, if you don’t wanna be honest with me, I understand, but it’s time that you’re honest with yourself and with your family.

Michael: Well, I asked him more than once if jordan’s dying in that fall was the truth. He swore it was and I was stupid enough to believe him. Victor’s usually so careful. How did you find out?

Cole: He’s been acting so secretive lately. Reportedly, he’s on the ranch, but he’s nowhere to be found. This has happened more than a few times. So, I just got curious. I just– I just confronted him with it, and I asked him, what’s going on?

Michael: I’m sure that went over well.

Cole: Yeah, he was pretty ticked. He ordered me out of the house and I just– I pretended to leave. I stuck around. I followed him. I waited. When he came out of the basement door, I was able to slip back in. And eventually, I found a prison cell that was– looked like some sort of an abandoned wine cellar.

Michael: Oh, victor, victor, victor.

Cole: She– she practically thought I was an hallucination. And then she– she begged me to get her out.

Michael: And did you?

Cole: Hell no.

Michael: Have you told anyone else about this?

Cole: No, no. I just need time to process it, you know? I– I completely understand what his motivation is. All right, he’s just trying to protect his family and– and– and punish jordan. I get it. But michael, this is no way to do it. To get down on her level like this, that’s not the answer. This can’t continue.

Michael: Oh, obviously not.

Cole: Jordan should be behind bars. Absolutely. But in a proper prison. Not personally incarcerated, tortured by victor. And the other thing is, I– I– I don’t want to get victor in trouble by me exposing this. That’s why I came to you. For advice.

Michael: Advice on how to take on victor newman.

Jordan: Who’s gonna come down here, huh? The world thinks I’m dead, thanks to you. Unless of course you’ve changed your mind and you wanna sell tickets to your own private zoo.

Victor: Good for you to keep a sense of humor because you’ll need it.

Jordan: Okay. Okay, I get it. I really get it. I understand, victor. You’ve won. You’ve won. You’ve reneged on our deal. You’re not gonna send me off to a federal prison, are you? So, let’s just get on with it. Bring me a vial of poison and I’ll be free.

Victor: Not gonna make it that easy for you.

Jordan: Even you must have some sort of decency.

Victor: I have no sense of decency or mercy when it comes to you.

Jordan: Then, just kill me.

Victor: Not as long as you are of use to me.

Jordan: Stop it. No more promises. No more hope. That’s the worst punishment of all.

Victor: Would you get on the floor and eat those brussels sprouts? I’ll get you another bottle of vodka.

Jordan: Victor! Victor! Come back here right now! Victor! Auntie, you can’t put that right in the dishwasher.

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Victoria: I am just relieved that jordan is out of our lives for good.

Claire: To wake up and not be afraid is the best feeling in the world. Next to being part of this family.

[ Knock on door ]

Victoria: Mom!

Nikki: Hi!

Victoria: You’re home!

Nikki: Oh, I’m so happy to see you, my darling.

Claire: Welcome back.

Nikki: It’s great to be home.

Victoria: Mom, we weren’t expecting you for a couple of weeks. Is everything all right?

Nikki: I didn’t break out from rehab, if that’s what you’re thinking. No, my counselors and the medical staff felt I had been doing so well that I could go home and continue my work from here.

Victoria: How do you feel?

Nikki: Great. I feel so strong. Although in the beginning, i didn’t know that I could do it. You know, the first few days, detox, were really rough, but failure is not an option when all you wanna do in the whole world is go home and be with your family. But once I committed to it, I got such a sense of freedom from the alcohol, from jordan, and a sense of excitement to get back to this wonderful life we live.

Victoria: Well, we are all feeling the excitement of a jordan-free world. We’re finally feeling safe again.

Claire: Grandpa must be beyond excited that you’re home.

Nikki: I haven’t seen him yet. Do you know where he is? I asked the staff, and they said he hasn’t left the ranch. He wasn’t at the main house or the stables. I just can’t wait to surprise him.

Cole: So how are we gonna get jordan out of that cage, get her into prison, without victor facing any charges?

Michael: The legal ramifications for him would be enormous if it were to get out that he kept jordan under private lock and key. Why does that man always have to play god? Even if we were able to secretly get jordan out, arrange for her to be arrested and put in prison, what’s to stop her from talking to anyone who would listen and telling them that she was incarcerated and tortured by victor?

Cole: Well, ’cause she is seeing rats and– and spiders that aren’t there. She– he barely even recognized me at first. And one other thing, you know, that along with her history, I doubt that anybody’s gonna believe a word that comes out of her mouth.

Michael: One could only hope.

Cole: Any ideas?

Michael: Victor’s stubborn. He would never listen to reason and agree to let us put jordan into a real prison. So, you and I have to do the dirty work. Get her out of that damn cage into a legitimate cell.

Cole: Without victor knowing.

Victor: Nikki, are you home?

Tucker: Ashley. Ashley. Talk to them. You’re safe here. Everyone in this room wants to help you.

Ashley: I don’t know what I can possibly say because I– I don’t– I don’t know. I– I assume that tucker’s telling the truth and… but I don’t remember having the conversation and I– I don’t remember seeking you out and I– I don’t remember having any wine.

Traci: Well, tell me what the last thing you do remember is.

Ashley: I’m afraid. I’m afraid to even ask you what day it is.

Tucker: Uh, for what it’s worth, I think this is… she’s herself right now.

Alan: Well, I would like, uh, to talk to ashley alone. If that’s all right with you, ashley.

Ashley: Yeah, I don’t know what’s happening. Can you help me?

Alan: I’m gonna do everything I can.

Ashley: Okay.

Jack: Thank you. She’s in good hands now.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: But tucker, thank you so much for being concerned about me and for knowing that I needed to be with my family.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: Thank you.

Tucker: Take care. Hi, I’m eileen.

Jack: Is there anything you want to say that you couldn’t in front of tucker?

Ashley: I– I don’t remember anything, jack. How can I– how can I comment on something I don’t remember?

Jack: Okay, okay.

Ashley: I just have a lot of different pieces, and I don’t know. Nothing is coming together for me.

Traci: Okay, it’s okay. We’re just so grateful that you’re home and you’re safe and we can take care of you. Oh, my god, we were so worried.

Ashley: I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I hurt you. I’m so sorry. I know you just wanna take care of me. I know how much you love me.

Jack: That is never going to change.

Alan: How about we have that talk, uh, now, hm?

Ashley: Okay?

Traci: Okay. Jack, shall we…

Jack: Yeah.

Alan: Hey. So, you’ve been through a lot, huh? How you feeling?

Ashley: Really confused. And everything is kind of foggy. Well, let’s– let’s try to break it down. Do you remember a thing specific, uh, happening maybe with someone or…

Ms. Abbott: You’re weak. These people don’t wanna help you. They wanna control you. I wanna set you free. I’m the only one who can keep you safe.

Ashley: Just stop it! God.

Alan: You weren’t talking to me just then, were you?

Jack: Ashley is home. That is the first step.

Traci: Jack, she’s so frightened. I have never seen her so unsure of herself.

Jack: At least we have the ashley we think is the real ashley and she’s ready to get the help she needs.

Traci: I was– I was really afraid she was gonna take off and we would never see her again. And jack, we have tucker to thank for that.

Jack: No. I am not about to thank tucker mccall. He may have done the right thing this time, but as far as ashley’s issues are concerned, I’m not convinced he’s not to blame, at least in part. Every one of these events have involved his presence. No, that’s not just coincidence.

Traci: Okay, okay, I don’t know what to think.

Jack: As far as I’m concerned, she is better off if she never sees that man again.

Tucker: Thank you.

Ashley: I know what I have to do now.

Tucker: Which is?

Ashley: To protect myself. Oh, congratulations, ’cause your gaslighting was, you know, somewhat effective, because my– my own family is now doubting me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You got a lot of pain coming your way, buddy. You got so much pain coming at you. But don’t blame me. You look in the mirror. I ruined everything. And I deeply regret it. But it will never happen again.

Tucker: Hm. And I should just believe you.

Victoria: I don’t know where dad is. It seems like since you left, he’s been going for a lot of long walks.

Claire: He’s missed you so much. We all have.

Nikki: I’ve missed all of you as well. And now that I’m home, I feel like I never wanna leave again, at least not for a while. So, tell me everything. What have I missed?

Claire: Um… I’m finally ready to start horseback riding lessons. I’m pretty excited. Scared, but mostly excited.

Nikki: Ah, spoken like a true newman.

Victoria: I predict that she’s going to be a natural.

Nikki: Well, I wouldn’t expect any less.

Claire: I hope. And if it’s not too much to ask, maybe I could take some lessons from you too.

Nikki: I would love that.

Victoria: Wait until she makes you post around the arena for hours and hours.

Claire: Oh, should I be more afraid?

Nikki: No. No, we have nothing to be afraid of ever again. So, what else has been going on?

Victoria: Nothing, mom. I mean, all is well. I’m just really happy that you’re home.

Cole: Victor will explode when he finds out that we went behind his back.

Michael: We must be out of our minds. But I don’t see an alternative. We’ve gotta get jordan out of there. For victor’s sake.

Cole: Absolutely. That’s why I knew you were the right person for this.

Michael: Unfortunately, I’ve had a little too much experience with this type of vigilante justice and it never ends well. I don’t know what victor was thinking. Not that I don’t have sympathy, given the number of times the authorities have let jordan slip between their fingers,but it was an incredibly… ill-conceived move on victor’s part.

Cole: So, let’s put an end to it before anybody else gets hurt, including victor. After the hell that jordan has put this family through, no one else should suffer for what she set in motion.

Michael: So, all we have to do is get jordan into a real prison and keep victor out of an orange jumpsuit. The only question is how.

Cole: Well, I think I might have an idea. You didn’t live this strong,

Victoria: Mom, can I offer you some tea or something?

[ Knock on door ]

Victor: Victoria, are you home?

Nikki: Well, hello.

Victor: Oh, my. Come here, my baby. Close the door. Let me look at you. My god, you’re beautiful. You look strong, you look rested. Come here. So, you didn’t leave that place too soon, did you?

Nikki: I couldn’t stay away another second. But I’ve made such good progress. My therapist recommended me for outpatient care. I mean, I still have a lot of work to do, but I’ve never felt stronger or more committed to my sobriety. And now that we are free of jordan forever, nothing can threaten my recovery. I love you.

Jordan: There’s gotta be some way to get out of here somehow. And I’m gonna find it. I’m gonna find it. And when I find it, I’m coming after you, victor newman, and your whole damn family.

Tucker: Hey, jean-jacques, mon ami. What’s happening, brother? Will I be attending any of the meetings this week with audra? Is audra in paris?

Traci: Ashley has come to this point before where she was willing to get help and then backed out at the last minute. But somehow, this time, jack, I really feel like it’s different.

Jack: Yeah, we can only hope that she’s ready to take the steps to make herself healthy again.

Traci: Yeah, that’s all I want for her. I think about when she finds out what she may be facing, if this is d-I-d, this is gonna be so overwhelming for her.

Jack: She’s always in control. That’s who she is. She thrives on it. To find out she’s not in control of her actions, her mind, I don’t know how she’s gonna cope with that.

Traci: I know, I know. She’s worked so hard to overcome mental health issues in the past. When she finds out that she may have to go back into some kind of a facility, this is gonna bring back all kinds of memories of fairview, and it’s gonna add to all the emotional baggage she’s already carrying around.

Jack: Wherever this leads her, she will have our love and support.

Traci: Of course, she will. And do you know what gives me hope, jack? That the ashley that came home today, that’s sitting in our house right now, that is our sister.

Jack: Oh, I pray to god you’re right.

Alan: Who were you talking to just now, ashley?

Ashley: I don’t know. Oh, god, could you please help me? I don’t know what’s happening to me.

Alan: Well, I think we are dealing with several personas here.

Ashley: What does that mean, personas?

Alan: Have you ever heard of, uh, d-I-d, dissociative identity disorder?

Ashley: Yeah, I’ve heard of it.

Alan: Yeah, it’s rare, and it presents in a number of ways, but in this case, we’re looking at multiple, distinct personalities. Identities that can control your behavior, and usually this is the result of some kind of severe trauma.

Ashley: That can’t be what’s happening to me.

Alan: Well, another symptom of d-I-d is memory loss, which you’ve admitted to. And your family, and tucker and I have seen you forget memories from your past from your own history. And we’ve all met these personalities that are very different from the ashley we all know.

Ashley: But you said it was because of trauma. I don’t like, I haven’t experienced any trauma. I mean, not recently. Not that it would’ve triggered something like this.

Alan: Unfortunately, I– i think you may be blocking it.

Ashley: When would this have happened?

Alan: Well, right now, looking at the timeline, we are thinking paris.

Ashley: The argument I had with tucker? I mean, that doesn’t make any sense. It was upsetting, but it wasn’t anything that would’ve made this happen to me.

Alan: Well, there are ways of exploring this.

Ashley: No. No, you’re not gonna talk– you’re not talking about putting me away, are you? I won’t go. I won’t go.

Alan: Ashley, you need to be in a safe place where you can get good treatment. Now, I promise you, I will be there all the time, making sure you get the best of care. The important thing right now is to uncover the incident that caused this trauma, and once we have, we can begin to address it.

Ashley: How am I supposed to remember this? I mean, how– how do I remember this, whatever you think has happened to me?

Alan: Well, I’m thinking maybe you could come back to paris with me and we could explore these memories together, and hopefully, maybe, find the truth.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Cole tells Michael that Jordan is alive and Victor is keeping her in a cell inside an old wine cellar. Cole wants to put Jordan in a proper cell but he doesn’t want Victor to get in trouble for keeping Jordan prisoner. Cole doesn’t agree with what Victor did but he understands that Victor was just trying to protect his family. Michael decides the best thing to do would be for him and Cole to get Jordan out of the wine cellar and into a proper prison without Victor knowing about it.

Ashley has a headache and passes out when she awakens again she can’t remember why she was talking with Tucker. Tucker takes her home and Ashley asks Alan for help because she doesn’t know what is going on with her. Alan tells Ashley he thinks she has dissociative personality disorder tied to a trauma that she suffered in Paris. Ashley tells Alan she can’t remember anything traumatic that happened in Paris. Alan wants Ashley to go to Paris with him to try and remember the trauma that may have caused her DID.

Nikki returns home because her doctors think she is well enough for outpatient treatment.

Tucker gets a call from one of the Glissade board members telling him that Audra is in Paris and has scheduled meetings with board members.

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Y&R Transcript Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Jack: Traci, let me know if or when you hear from ashley. Uh, I’ll do the same. I love you.

Devon: Oh, my gosh, I’m so sorry. Jack, it’s my bad. It’s my bad, my head was in another place.

Jack: No, no, no, no, no. Same could be said for me.

Devon: Work stuff for you?

Jack: Uh, mostly family.

Devon: Oh, man, I hope everybody’s okay.

Jack: Yeah, I do too. But that’s not anything I wanna burden you with. Tell me about you. What’s got you so distracted?

Devon: It’s work, mostly. It’s, uh, I’m sure you know with family businesses, the lines can get a little blurry.

Jack: Yeah, tell me about it. So, is my brother billy making it easier or harder for you over at chancellor-winters?

Devon: Uh, he’S… uh, exciting is the word. He’s making it exciting.

Jack: Well now, there is an evasive answer. What’s billy done now?

Cole: Jordan.

Jordan: Victor. I can’t even get a good night’s sleep.

Cole: What the hell’s going on?

Jordan: Cole? Cole, oh, my god. Oh, my god, cole, you’ve gotta get me out of here.

Nate: Never too early for ice cream. I hope you like vanilla.

Audra: What if I don’t?

Nate: Uh, then I will have to re-evaluate this whole friendship. ‘Cause it is the benchmark by which I judge all other flavors.

Audra: You know what, I couldn’t agree more. If you can’t make a good vanilla, don’t try to sell me on your chocolate chip or cookies and cream.

Nate: Hm, that is a relief.

Audra: Tell the truth. It’s the only flavor they had, isn’t it?

Nate: You got me.

Audra: So much for you needing to get back to work.

Nate: I don’t think the company would go belly-up if I’m a few minutes late.

Audra: Quite a different work ethic from when you were burning the midnight oil at newman.

Nate: I had, um, other reasons to work late then.

Audra: Yeah, I am aware.

Nate: Mind if I ask you something?

Audra: Shoot.

Nate: Before you said, um, you tried to bring out my bad side, when you should’ve focused on the good.

Audra: Yes, if I’d been paying attention, I would’ve seen the guy who gives it to me straight about tucker and buys me ice cream before lunch.

Nate: I kind of got the sense that you were– you were talking about yourself too. That you’re not this bad girl you pretend to be. You’re ready to explore your– your good side.

Audra: That’s quite a stretch.

Nate: So, there was no self-reflection in what you said.

Audra: Ah, I did all my soul-searching in my 20s. I indulged in self-improvement. Okay, I’m done with all that. I find it boring.

Nate: Okay. You sure about that?

[ Both laugh ]

Ashley: Really? You’re just gonna leave me hanging here? I know you’re wounded. And not just by me, but by audra. I saw her with nate. Boy, she’s moved on fast, huh? Here you are, feeling raw and vulnerable. Once again, I’m telling you, I’m wrong, I’m sorry. Please forgive me, please trust me. Please trust in us. Because no matter how many years go by, we always come back to each other. It’s the realest thing we’ve ever known. Come with me. Let me remind you how absolutely incredible we are together. With cascade platinum plus,

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Devon: I think it’s pretty funny that you assume that billy already did something.

Jack: Oh, I didn’t mean to assume the worst. Billy has a unique management style. Sometimes, it ruffles some feathers.

Devon: Oh, well, that’s nice to hear it’s not just with me because we haven’t really been seeing eye to eye on a lot of things lately.

Jack: Dare I ask what?

Devon: It’s mainly the fact that he’s convinced jill to hand over all of her power to him that’s caused a bit of tension in the office.

Jack: Wait, jill has ceded control to billy?

Devon: She sure has. Without telling me or lily before she did it, too. And billy says it was all her idea, which I’m not buying.

Jack: This is not something anyone could convince her of, including her son.

Devon: I completely agree with you, which is why I think this is 100% billy’s doing. The guy’s been trying to consolidate power ever since he’s come back.

Jack: I am shocked. It is, after all, called chancellor-winters. Neil and this family built something to be honored and respected, as did katherine. And jill has always led with that in mind.

Devon: Yeah, you’re telling me. I just don’t think billy sees it that way.

Jack: I’m just surprised to hear that, given his respect for family.

Devon: Oh, I know he respects his own, ’cause he wanted to add your family name to the company. Yeah, that’s how much respect he has for neil and katherine and us and what we built. The fact that he wanted to rebrand the company to add abbott to it says everything I need to know about that guy.

Tucker: Ashley, I’m not going anywhere with you.

Ashley: Why not?

Tucker: Because this isn’t you.

Ashley: So we can recapture what we had before it all fell apart. I know we can.

Tucker: But it didn’t just fall apart, did it? It blew apart. Do you remember that?

Ashley: Of course, I do. And I’ve asked you to forgive me, so please forgive me so we can move on.

Tucker: Except that it’s not just about the fight because you’ve been ping-ponging back and forth between wanting me back and never wanting to see me again since we’ve been back from paris.

Ashley: Losing you made me lose my center, tucker, okay? So yes, I became volatile. I tried to push you away. I tried to tell myself I needed to walk away from you, but how could I walk away from my– my soulmate? I can’t, and neither can you.

Tucker: No, no, that’s a very nice thought. But, ashley, there is something seriously wrong here. This is not about love. You’re going through something right now. And I just have to… I’m sitting here watching it happen and–

Jordan: Oh, thank god you’re here. You’re here, aren’t you? You’re here, am i hallucinating? No, you’re here, aren’t you? I mean, I’ve been hallucinating. I’ve been– I’ve been seeing– I’ve been seeing rats and spiders and I don’t know if they’re here. Maybe they’re just running amok. I don’t know. Let me hold you. Let me hold you.

Cole: I’m not going anywhere near you.

Jordan: Oh, oh, oh, but you’re here, aren’t you? I can see you. I can see you. Your dear mother would be so happy that you’re gonna get me out of here. My beloved nephew. Oh, you’re gonna get me out, aren’t you? Aren’t you, cole? Yeah, because– because your mom raised you the right way. She raised you to be a good man. She raised you to understand the importance of justice, didn’t she? And you’re gonna get me out of here. Do you have the key?

Cole: There is no key. How did you get in here?

Jordan: Oh…

Cole: We heard that you drowned in that river.

Jordan: No, no, no, no, no. That was all victor. That was victor. He set everything up, okay? And he’s gonna keep me in here. You see, I’m his trophy. He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery. So, you have to help me find something. Get something to get me out of here, okay? Why aren’t you moving? Come on, help me. Help me, please. Help me. Get me out of here. Hey, I– I need some food. I need some food, desperately. I’m just caught down here. Please, cole. Please help. I’ve learned my lesson. I’m– I’m reformed. And so if– if you can get me out of here, I’ll– I’ll– I’ll leave town. I’ll leave town. And I’ll never return, okay? Okay?

Cole: Do you think that I would actually believe you after everything that you’ve done?

Jordan: Okay, then. Call the cops. Call the cops. On me, but on victor, too. He’s insane. Get me into an actual prison because I can’t take this anymore. Head & shoulders bare clinically proven dandruff

Jordan: Did you hear me? You can’t just stand there. Are you dense? Do something.

Cole: I can’T.

Jordan: Oh, ha, ha, ha.

Cole: And I can’t call the police either.

Jordan: Cole, I’m all the family you’ve got left. The newmans drove your mother to an early grave.

Cole: Claire and victoria are my family. And you– you took them from me once. And you’ll never stop trying to do it again. That I know.

Jordan: Well, you can’t just leave me here, can you?

Cole: I need time to think.

Jordan: There is no time. I told you, victor is a madman. You come back here. Cole! Cole! Don’t leave me here, oh, god! I am not a caged animal.

Jack: Billy said that? He wants to put our name on your company.

Devon: Yes, sir. Wanted to call it abbott- chancellor-winters. And he said that was jill’s idea, too. And judging from your response, I’m gonna guess he never told you about it.

Jack: No, that this is the first I’ve heard of it.

Devon: Yeah, well, I’m not surprised. He was so busy, focused on his power grab, that he never thought about how his actions could affect other people.

Jack: I hope it hasn’t made things untenable.

Devon: It’s not fun. I’m not gonna lie to you, jack. I think that billy thrives on conflict, which just fuels his agenda. But you wouldn’t be able to have a word with him and maybe ask him to relax, would you?

Jack: Look, I am sorry for all this tension, but jill putting her trust in billy, I mean, that’s a big deal. And I can’t agree with you that he engineered that. This is not something jill would do lightly.

Devon: So, I’ll take that as a no?

Jack: Look, you’re all professionals. You’ll find your way through this, hopefully without the abbott name on your building.

Devon: Oh, yeah, we’re not gonna be adding that to anything as long as I have a say, which I do.

Jack: Look, let me give you a little piece of advice about billy. Any push for power is usually insecurity. He feels undervalued. Maybe he feels you and your family have not accepted him.

Devon: Well, he’d be right.

Jack: Perhaps there’s a disconnect in goals and communication, or maybe it’s as extreme as you make it out to be, but look, everyone at chancellor-winters is looking for a way to move the company forward and billy now has to be part of that vision. Wait, you can set the tone. Think of what neil would do. And I’m pretty sure that’s gonna be your best step forward.

Audra: If you know me at all, you would know I am seldom unsure about anything, especially of what I want.

Nate: Maybe.

Audra: Okay, I’ll bite. What is it you think you know about me?

Nate: It’s more about what I don’t know about you, audra, and what you don’t know about yourself. I get the feeling that you’re still searching for something.

Audra: Yeah, a new job.

Nate: You’re ambitious, no doubt about that. I’m– I’m curious about what’s behind that drive. I mean, you came to genoa city ready to take it by storm.

Audra: Yeah, I had an agenda, driven by tucker.

Nate: And maybe by heartbreak.

Audra: You mean noah newman? That was a lifetime ago.

Nate: Losing someone you love can change you, audra. Trust me, I know it all too well. And it could take some time to realize its impact. But it can make you put some walls around your heart.

Audra: Are we talking about me or you and victoria?

Nate: Could be, or me and elena. I’m still figuring it out. But I do know I used ambition as a distraction.

Audra: It seemed more like an aphrodisiac for you and victoria.

Nate: Hm, is that how it works with you and tucker? Or is it transactional?

Audra: How did we get back to tucker?

Nate: I’m sorry, I take it back. I just hope this latest crash and burn was a wake-up call, audra. One that will stick this time, because from where I sit, everything with that guy is transactional.

Audra: Or you’re totally off the mark. And maybe this is transactional. You know, maybe I’m just hanging out with you for the ice cream and job prospects.

Ashley: So, that’s it, huh? I spill my guts to you, and you’re just gonna casually observe me and my mental health?

Tucker: That’s not what I’m doing at all.

Ashley: I know exactly what you’re doing. You’re trying to convince yourself that I’m unbalanced, right? So you can ignore how you really feel about me. But if you would just stop fighting and come with me.

Tucker: And if you would stop deflecting, you would see that everybody around you right now is trying to get through to you. Everybody’s trying to help you.

Ashley: Being apart from you is not helping me!

Tucker: I know you believe that you’re being sincere, but it’s coming from a broken place, ashley. You need help. (Avo) kate made progress with her mental health…

Traci: Alan, I just don’t know what else to do.

Alan: Yeah, ashley’s, uh, radio silence is concerning.

Traci: I can’t get any sleep. I just keep going over and over in my head, every interaction looking for clues about what’s going on with her. I mean, trying to figure out what I could’ve said to– to coax her into getting treatment.

Alan: Well, I would tell you that’s pointless, but I’ve been doing the same thing.

Traci: It’s the worst, isn’t it?

Alan: Unfortunately, I am well-acquainted with second guesses. It’s a hazard of my profession.

Traci: Yes, I suppose it is. So, here we are, two of us, sitting in a psychotherapist’s office, waiting to be seen. She decides she has to use the ladies’ room. She never comes back. Why didn’t I know to not let her out of my sight?

Alan: Well, one thing I have learned is that people do not seek help until they’re ready.

Traci: Okay, but please, no offense, but not a lot of comfort there.

Alan: Well, I’m sorry for the platitude.

Traci: No, I appreciate the gesture.

Alan: Look, obviously, you care a lot about ashley, and this is a lot to process, so it’s very understandable.

Traci: Jack! Oh, good, you’re home.

Jack: No word from ashley?

Traci: No, nothing yet.

Jack: When was the last time you saw her?

Alan: Well, we had lunch together yesterday. She was charming and seemed to want to spend more time with me. And then we had a misunderstanding, and I haven’t seen her since. And she’s not been returning my messages either.

Traci: Alan and i have been talking. I think our sister might be worse off than we think.

Jack: In what way?

Traci: That’s the terrifying part. Ashley’s really unpredictable right now. She could go anywhere, do anything, and it’s because she’s literally not herself.

Ashley: You’re such a coward. Pretending to be a hero. You’re pathetic.

Belle: Yeah, now that’s better. Push him away. We don’t need him.

Ashley: You’re so afraid of how you feel about me. That’s why you ran to audra, isn’t it?

Tucker: Let’s leave audra out of this, shall we?

Ashley: She was a rebound chick, wasn’t she? She didn’t accept your marriage proposal, so what else do you need to know? I heard all about it. This big romantic gesture. The big ring you wanted to give her, but she’s not wearing it, so it doesn’t take a genius to figure out. She doesn’t want you. She doesn’t want what you want, but I do. She could never give you what you need, but I can.

Nate: You’re not working me for a job. We’ve established that would be a waste of time.

Audra: Look, I know I burned all my bridges at chancellor-winters. They may have forgiven you as their cousin, but I’m definitely persona non grata.

Nate: And there will be no coup attempt, at least not with the two of us planning it.

Audra: Who said anything about a coup? Just because tucker says that I’m out of a job at glissade doesn’t mean I’m gearing up for a hostile takeover.

Nate: Not at chancellor-winters, at least.

Audra: What does that mean?

Nate: That means I think you’re up to something, audra. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it had to do with glissade.

Audra: What makes you think that?

Nate: Well, you did approach me about joining you to make a move against tucker a while back. Or don’t you recall?

Audra: Oh, I remember our conversations very well.

Nate: So, call it an informed hunch on my part. Because in spite of you joking around, you don’t seem terribly worried about finding a new job. So, that leads me to believe that you have some kind of plan in the works, or at least the seed of one.

Audra: Something will turn up. I always land on my feet.

Nate: This is true. Because you are extremely desirable.

Audra: Hm, am I?

Nate: As an employee.

Audra: Is that all?

Nate: I’m just pointing out that I’m not offering you power or position. And you know that. And you’re spending time with me because you want to, not because you’re getting something out of it.

Audra: Yeah. No quid pro quo.

Nate: You seem to be enjoying it. And so am I. But to be clear, I know we’re just friends. No strings.

Audra: Just ice cream.

Nate: Oh.

Audra: There you go.

Victoria: Anyway, does she really have a bedtime? Or are you just like, faking it?

Claire: I was not faking it.

Victoria: I’m sorry. Oh, hey, there you are. We just had the best time ever.

Claire: We groomed midnight blue. Or should I say, mom groomed him and I watched.

Victoria: No, that’s not true. She was dying to help. She practically ripped the brush out of my hands.

Claire: There’s just so much to learn. I haven’t even gotten on a horse yet. Would it be weird to say that I love everything about the stable? Including the smell.

Victoria: No, it’s not weird at all. It’s wonderful.

Claire: It’s just– it feels really familiar. Even though I’ve never set foot in one in my life.

Victoria: Well, I think maybe you might be a natural. You know, I’m just thinking. She really bonded with blue and she hasn’t even had her first lesson yet. I think that he really responded to you.

Claire: Yeah, I mean, horses are so thoughtful, aren’t they?

Victoria: Yeah, well, don’t let it fool you. I mean, it’s not always smooth, you know? You have to earn their trust. That’s exactly what you were doing, by the way.

Claire: I’m just excited for an actual lesson.

Victoria: I know. I know you are. I think your father’s probably pretty excited too.

Claire: Dad? You’re awfully quiet.

Cole: Ah…

Claire: What’s wrong?

Cole: Yeah.

Victor: Well, now, look at this happy family.

Victoria: Hi, daddy.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart. Even cole came back to the main house.

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Victoria: What are you doing up here, anyway? I thought we were all gonna meet down at a stables.

Victor: Yeah, did you get lost?

Cole: Ah, actually, I got caught up on a call to england and I came here to see if victoria and claire would like to have lunch.

Victor: That’s nice.

Claire: Works for me. Turns out grooming is really hard. I worked up an appetite. I’m actually starving.

Cole: All right.

Victoria: Yeah, that sounds lovely.

Victor: Sounds healthy, right?

Cole: That sounds great. A two-hour drive.

Victoria: All right, sure.

Cole: Let’s go.

Victoria: Daddy, do you wanna come with us?

Victor: Sweetheart, I have things to do.

Victoria: Okay.

Victor: Okay. You enjoy yourselves, okay?

Victoria: All right, we will. All right, sweetheart.

Cole: Let’s go, let’s go. I actually skipped breakfast myself. Here, after you.

Lily: Nate, audra.

Nate: Hey.

Audra: Hello, lily.

Lily: Um, we have a call with the business division. Are you gonna be joining or are you busy?

Nate: Uh, yes, I’ll be there. I was just, uh, taking a little break.

Lily: Yeah, I can see that. Well, don’t be late.

Audra: Uh, definitely not getting any job offers from her.

Nate: Lily really knows how to make a point, doesn’t she?

Audra: I mean, I can take it. Your cousin doesn’t like me.

Nate: Does it matter to you?

Audra: Not if it’s not a problem for you.

Nate: No, no. There’s only one issue I have.

Audra: What’s that?

Nate: If I, um, spoiled your appetite for lunch later, I was hoping you’d join me.

Audra: You know, you clearly need to get to know me better if you think I can be deterred by a scoop of vanilla.

Nate: So? It’s a date?

Audra: I’d be delighted.

Jack: Ashley’s not herself in what way? How did you reach that conclusion?

Traci: Alan, would you mind explaining?

Alan: Sure, um… like I said, yesterday she was charming at lunch and then we went to chancellor park and when I referred to the namesake, she evaded as if she couldn’t remember.

Jack: You’ll remember that happened with us as well when i asked how the two of you met.

Alan: Exactly. She seems to have issues with full recall of events from her past.

Jack: Could that just be a memory issue?

Alan: I don’t think so. Yesterday, she also tried to kiss me and when I resisted, she became petulant and stormed off.

Traci: And she arrived at home upset, very short with me.

Alan: Right, I followed her here. I tried to smooth things over. She wouldn’t engage, but then I witnessed a pretty profound personality shift. All of a sudden she was calm, cool, in control. She shut me down, said our friendship was over and then she left.

Traci: And neither one of us have heard from her since.

Jack: Okay, that is in line with the personality shifts we’ve witnessed. Is it possible she just felt rejected?

Alan: Well, I also had an enlightening conversation with tucker.

Jack: I would prefer we leave him out of this.

Alan: Well, I did not share any of our concerns with him despite his probing, but he did share some of his concerns. He’s also witnessed these personality shifts, but there was a specific event where ashley referred to herself in the third person.

Traci: Yes, he’s told us about that as well.

Jack: And what do you think that means?

Alan: Well, it’s becoming clear to me that we are dealing with different personas here. That ashley has created to protect herself but in different ways.

Jack: Protect herself from what?

Traci: Well, that’s the question. And I’m so afraid of what the answer might be.

Tucker: I understand you’re trying to provoke me by bringing up audra. It’s not gonna work any more than talk of a future with you is going to work. You are not gonna dissuade me from my knowledge that something is wrong with you, okay?

Ashley: What do I have to do to convince you that I’m fine? And that I mean every word I’m saying?

Tucker: I can think of one thing.

Ashley: Hm. Name it.

Tucker: See a legitimate therapist.

Ashley: I did remember, alan.

Tucker: Hey, come here. Am I speaking to ashley right now? I know it’s difficult to hear, but for me, it’s been hard to keep track lately.

Lily: Hey.

Devon: Hey! Glad I ran into you before we have this video call.

Lily: Yeah, me too. I ran into nate and audra at the park, looking very flirty.

Devon: Really? They’re just friends, though right?

Lily: Oh, no, it seemed like more than that. As if we don’t have enough to worry about.

Devon: I don’t think you need to worry about nate’s personal life.

Lily: Really? If it’s the woman who tried to take us down with tucker?

Devon: He wasn’t involved in that.

Lily: No, ’cause he had his own scheme going on. I mean, what if they team up?

Devon: They’re not gonna do that. I don’t think that nate is dumb enough to ruin his second chance of being in the family over her. The way I see it, they knew each other when he worked at newman, and they stayed close. And he told us about them hanging out. It’s not like he’s trying to hide their relationship. So much as we don’t like the woman, if he wants to waste his time with her, it’s his business.

Lily: I don’t know, I don’t trust audra. And I don’t know if I trust nate’s instincts if he’s drawn to her. ( )

Victoria: And after a few lessons, we could probably do a longer ride. Maybe, uh, you’ll be ready by the time katie comes home.

Claire: Yeah, so my kid sister can leave me in the dust. Doesn’t she win ribbons, dressage?

Victoria: Yeah, she does. Mm-hmm. And I’m sure she’s gonna be thrilled to show off for you. But don’t worry, I’ll make sure she takes it easy on you.

Claire: Hey, dad, when you worked in the stables, what was your favorite thing about it? Dad.

Victoria: I think your father’s like a million miles away right now. We must be boring him.

Claire: Oh, that’s not possible. He finds us endlessly fascinating. Or you, at least.

Cole: No, no, no, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Uh, claire’s right, claire’s right. I just– just enjoy hearing you two talk and just seeing the smiles on your faces. So claire, so what’s next after you master horseback riding?

Claire: I would hope to get a job. If kyle had his way, I would’ve started as harrison’s nanny.

Victoria: And I would actually love nothing more. I’ve been pushing for it, actually. I think that you’re just so good with kids. You really are. And clearly, harrison adores you. You two were so cute in the park the other day with the ducks.

Claire: Yeah, it would be a dream job. I’d do it for free.

Victoria: No, well, I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, you deserve to be paid. Childcare can be very strenuous. It’s not always ice cream and ducks.

Claire: Yeah, well, I know that. And I’m sure kyle would’ve been more than generous, but I said no.

Cole: What? You just told us that that was your dream come true.

Claire: It’s not fair to summer.

Victoria: Well, I’d think that she’d want a nanny that harrison likes as much as he likes you.

Claire: Come on, mom. You know better than anyone what summer went through when harrison was missing.

Victoria: We know that. She was terrified. We all were, but everything’s back to normal now. Harrison is home. Jordan is gone.

Claire: Yes, but summer thought that I had something to do with what jordan did. And I don’t blame her. She only knows the stories she’s heard about me.

Victoria: Well, that is because she refuses to get to know you. And if she spent any time with you at all, she would see that there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of.

Claire: And maybe that can happen in time, but I can’t push it. I think it’ll take time for all of us to realize that we’re finally safe.

Ashley: What are you even talking about? Of course, it’s me.

Tucker: Is it?

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: Because lately, whenever I speak to you, I think to myself, “which ashley am I speaking to?”

Ashley: Oh, god. What is it with you people?

Tucker: No, is it whoever you are for that day.

Ashley: Oh, right. So, I just changed my mind and suddenly I’m a completely different person. Give me a break.

Tucker: This has gone on too long now. I’m not the only one who’s noticed it. That’s why your friend, alan, came to town, is it not?

Ashley: Alan said I was fine.

Tucker: Because he’s worried about you.

Tucker: No, he didn’T.

Ashley: Alan said I was fine.

Tucker: You sent him away.

Ashley: You’re right. I did send him away. You know why?

Tucker: Why?

Ashley: He wanted to do something really inappropriate with me and then I made him leave.

Tucker: No, you sent him away because you’re afraid of what he’s gonna find out about you.

Alan: I just wanna stress that this is my opinion based on observation only. She needs a– a proper diagnosis in the clinical setting.

Jack: Of course, and we appreciate any insights you can share with us.

Traci: Especially since we couldn’t get her to go see a doctor.

Jack: Ashley has had issues in the past. You know that.

Alan: Yeah, um… you said that event was different. Could there be any similarities?

Jack: Completely different. Wouldn’t you agree?

Traci: Absolutely.

Alan: And when did you first start noticing these changes in behavior?

Jack: A while after she came back from paris, after the struggle with tucker.

Traci: Ashley stayed for quite a while in paris after the fight with tucker.

Alan: It’s hard to imagine something like this happening as the result of a breakup.

Traci: Alan, I know that we’ve both said that her behavior was very different in the past incidents, but is it possible that this has something to do with the brain tumor she had? Like a recurrence?

Alan: Well, um, she certainly should have a full medical exam, including a brain scan, but I– I don’t think this is a tumor. The symptoms just don’t fit.

Jack: You really don’t think this could’ve been triggered by her marriage ending?

Alan: Well, it could’ve played a role, but no, I think it has to be something more traumatic than that.

Jack: That some larger trauma happened in paris after tucker left?

Traci: And how are we gonna find out what that is? Ashley won’t talk to any of us.

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Claire: Between spending time with the kids at the hospital and harrison, I feel like I’ve found what it is I wanna do. I’ve been reading into the different schools of thought about early childhood education. It’s really fascinating. There’s so many different theories about what works best, and of course, different kids need different things, so it can take some time to find the right one.

Victoria: Oh, yeah. I mean, katie and johnny’s school is great like that. They tailor the process to each kid specifically, whereas katie has more essays, and johnny would have more project-based assignments.

Claire: Yeah, exactly, and then for younger kids, there’s the play-based approach to learning. I am seriously considering pursuing a masters in early childhood education.

Victoria: Ah, wow. So what is the play-based approach?

Claire: Okay, well, I’m oversimplifying, but basically, it’s getting kids to learn through doing, so they stay engaged because they’re having fun, and they’re using their imagination.

Jordan: He comes down here to gloat at me in all my misery, and so if you can get me out of here, I’ll leave town, and I’ll never return, okay?

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Cole: Uh, excuse me, I’ll be right back.

Claire: I’ve never felt so passionately about anything in my life.

Victoria: I just love seeing you so happy.

Cole: Michael, it’s cole. I need to see you. How soon can you meet me?

Lily: Okay, you handle the introduction and I’ll pick it up from there.

Nate: And I will cheer you on from the sidelines. Here to answer any questions. What, I’m not late?

Lily: Barely.

Nate: I’m just trying to find a work-life balance, okay? Who doesn’t need a little fresh air every now and then?

Lily: I’m sure you can understand why I don’t like the idea of you and audra getting cozy.

Nate: You act like it’s some scandal to see me spending time with her. I haven’t kept our friendship a secret. I’m not offering her a job here, okay? Look, audra’s going through a rough time and I offered her my support.

Devon: Really? Doesn’t involve tacker, does it? ‘Cause I hope she’s not trying to pull you into a battle with him.

Nate: You have nothing to worry about on any front. We’re hanging out because we enjoy each other’s company. That’s all. Okay? And as for her rough time, yes. She broke things off with tucker.

Ashley: This wasn’t the romantic reunion I was hoping for.

Tucker: Oh, well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but believe it or not, I’m acting out of concern and affection for you.

Ashley: Oh, please, just save the bs.

Tucker: No, I’m not gonna save it. The real ashley would want to get help. She would want to heal.

Ashley: God, I am so sick of you and your sanctimonious crap. Just take it and shove it.

Tucker: Stop running away from this, ashley. Listen to me. You are not safe.

Belle: You tried it your way and you failed. Now, let go.

Tucker: Hey. What is wrong? My god. Ashley, ashley.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Lily is worried about Nate’s judgement if he continues his flirty friendship with Audra. Nate later tells Devon and Lily that Audra has broken up with Tucker.

Jordan tells Cole that if he sets her free she will leave town and never return to Genoa City. Jordan tells Cole that, if he wants to, he can call the police so they can put her in a proper jail but he should turn Victor in to the police too. Cole calls Michael and tells Michael he needs to talk to him.

Alan tells Jack and Traci that he thinks Ashley went through another trauma in Paris after her argument with Tucker but he hasn’t found out what the second trauma is yet. Alan says it is important that Ashley get professional help. Tucker tells Ashley she needs professional help and the Belle personality tells Ms. Abbott to let go because her plan isn’t working.

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Cole: Good morning, victor.

Victor: Hey, you’re bright and early.

Cole: Yeah, I was down at the stables, making all the arrangements for claire’s first riding lesson.

Victor: Oh, that’s nice. Glad to hear that.

Cole: So, how have you been?

Victor: How have I been? I’ve been fine.

Cole: And any word from nikki?

Victor: Yeah, she’s progressing well.

Cole: Ah, well, certainly glad to hear that. So, it’s just you here. All by yourself, huh?

Victor: Why are you asking all these questions?

Cole: Ah, I’m sorry. Um, I just was wondering who the tray is for.

[ Jordan panting ]

Jordan: Oh, god, it stinks in here. It stinks in here. It stinks in here. Victor, victor, you bastard! Oh, you knew. You knew, didn’t you? You knew about brussels sprouts. You knew they would make me want to vomit. But you know what? You know what? You know what? You’re not gonna break me. You’re not gonna break me. No, you’re not gonna break me. But first, I’ve gotta find a way out of here. I’ve gotta find a way out of here. I gotta find a way out of here. How did this happen to me?

Chelsea: Hey. Well, that was a nice surprise for us both this morning. An email from connor’s team?

Adam: Yeah. Must mean he’s getting better. He requested a video call.

Chelsea: Right, right. But what if it isn’t good news, adam? What if there’s a problem?

Adam: What? Chelsea, no, come on. We can’t always assume the worst. Yes, I know that– that is usually my reaction to everything, but I’m trying to break that habit. If he wants to see us, it probably means that he’s getting stronger.

Chelsea: Well, let’s call him. Okay.

Adam: Okay. Hey, connor. How’s it going?

Chelsea: Hi, sweetheart.

Connor: No, no, what are you doing? You can’t call now.

Adam: What? I…

Audra: So, I was right, wasn’t I?

Nate: Whatever it is, you know I’m gonna say yes.

Audra: About you being interested in me as… more than a friend.

Nate: Did I ever deny it?

Audra: Well, you didn’t confirm it.

Nate: It’s probably been there below the surface for a while. But either the timing has been bad for me or there was tucker.

Audra: Yeah, well, that ship has definitely sailed and all I can say is… bon voyage.

Tucker: This is very subtle, audra. The public morning after breakfast.

Audra: Hello, tucker.

Tucker: I’m surprised you didn’t send out invitations to the whole town. Or is this all just for my benefit? (Vo) dan made progress with his mental health…

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Chelsea: What just happened?

Adam: I don’t know.

Chelsea: Why was connor so upset?

Adam: I’m gonna call his team leader. I’m gonna find out what’s going on. Hold on. Oh, wait a minute.

Chelsea: Oh, wait. Hi, connor, sweetie, are you all right?

Connor: You called too soon.

Adam: Too soon?

Connor: It was 9:13.

Adam: Okay.

Connor: You don’t understand.

Adam: Okay, okay, well, I wanna understand, buddy. Your mom and I, we both do. So, why don’t you tell us what that means?

Connor: Not only was the number 13 in the time, all the digits add up to 13. Can’t you see how bad that is?

Adam: I’m sorry. I, uh, I hadn’t even considered that. Look, we didn’t mean to upset you.

Chelsea: You know what, sweetheart? I think we were just so excited to see your handsome face and hear your voice that we jumped the gun a bit.

Adam: But we promise we won’t do that again.

Chelsea: I think what your dad’s about to say is that that won’t happen again, but that would be giving reassurances and we’re not supposed to do that. So, can we just move past this timing issue?

Connor: Okay.

Adam: So tell us what’s going on. How are the classes? How’s your therapy going?

Connor: Not great.

Cole: I thought I smelled brussels sprouts.

Victor: That’s right. Food for the horses.

Cole: It’s certainly not hay and oats.

Victor: Excuse me. I got a text here. So… you know, those brussels sprouts were left over from last night and I don’t like them to go to waste.

Cole: That’s more fancy than what we were feeding back when I was working the stables.

Victor: Yeah, well.

Cole: And delivered on a tray from victor newman, no less.

Victor: Isn’t that something? Times have changed.

Cole: Yes, they have.

Victor: Yeah.

Cole: So, I could go down with you and help you feed.

Victor: No, no, that’s perfectly fine, okay? I love to go down to the stables and feed my horses. Relaxes me, you know? So cole, let’s cut to the chase. What do you want to know?

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

Nate: Come on. Take it easy, tucker.

Tucker: I’m surprised you’re not hand feeding each other chocolate covered strawberries.

Audra: You’re embarrassing yourself.

Tucker: Am I? I apologize. Oh, hey, would you do me a favor? Take these back and pour just a whole bunch of chocolate over them. Put it on my tab.

Audra: It’s all right, nate. Tucker is just having one of his tantrums. This happens to him when he doesn’t get what he wants. But not even you can ruin my mood this morning, especially after the glorious night I just had.

Tucker: All right, all right. I– I didn’t think the relationship was over, audra. But all right. I guess I know now why you didn’t accept my marriage proposal.

Audra: It’s wonderful. You know, I tell you I don’t believe in marriage, so you decide to make this all about marriage? That’s how well you understand me. Good to know.

Tucker: You know what I also understand? Whatever you feel or… felt for me was obviously conditional. I love you, tucker, as long as I get to go to paris. So, you were never really in this 100%, were you? First little sign of trouble, you cut and run.

Audra: First little sign? Are you serious? After all the times you strung me along and then pulled the rug out?

Tucker: I will grant you how I handled all the drama with ashley, I regret that. I’m sorry for it. But now when all I want to do is give a little bit of deference to my son, my own flesh and blood. That’s a rejection of you?

Audra: You know what? You can just think whatever you want. I told you I was not gonna marry you or anyone else, but you just thought that you could just change my mind and force everything on me. Okay, what about what I want? Even more reason why ending this relationship is a good idea. Can we please go now?

Nate: Yep, you read my mind.

Tucker: What about your career?

Audra: What about it?

Tucker: Do you think that you’re gonna have anything to do with glissade after this? No. No, that’s over.

Ashley: Hi. You want to come with me?

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Victor: I’ve invited you into my own home. I’ve given you the run of the place.

Cole: And I appreciate that.

Victor: Well, you have a strange way of showing your appreciation.

Cole: Where do you keep disappearing to, victor?

Victor: None of your business. You’re a guest in my home. You’re soon becoming an unwelcome guest. What do you think I’m doing?

Cole: I don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what I’m trying to find out.

Victor: Don’t you question me.

Cole: Claire is my daughter and she’s living here and I want to make sure that she is safe.

Victor: Then, we want the same thing. Have a nice day.

Cole: Just so you know, after having this conversation, I’m even more suspicious that you’re hiding something.

Victor: I said goodbye.

Chelsea: Tell us what’s going on, connor.

Connor: Just a lot of stuff I’ve been dealing with this week. It’s no big deal.

Adam: Well, of course it’s a big deal. You know, what kind of stuff?

Connor: Memories, feelings, that kind of thing.

Chelsea: Okay.

Connor: I don’t really want to talk about this. I’m sorry.

Chelsea: Well, sweetie, I think you do want to talk about it or else you wouldn’t have asked us to call you.

Adam: Yeah, and we want to listen, buddy. We would like to help.

Connor: I don’t know if anybody can.

Adam: Well, how about you– how about you just try?

Connor: During my therapy this week, I started having all these bad thoughts about how if I wasn’t around, everyone would be happier.

Adam: No.

Chelsea: Connor. No, that’s– that’s not true.

Adam: No, it’s just the opposite of that, connor.

Connor: Yeah, well, the ocd tells me not to believe you, that you’re just saying it because you’re supposed to. Tells me that I’m a bad person, that I’m useless.

Adam: No, connor. No.

Chelsea: Is your team helping you with this?

Connor: They have some ideas. And I’m trying. I really am. But I don’t know. I wish I could be normal, that I wasn’t so much trouble for everybody. I’m sorry I’m not a better son.

Tucker: I shouldn’t be around anyone right now. Especially you.

Ashley: Nice. Why? You think I’m a nutcase?

Tucker: No, I’M… just not in the mood.

Ashley: Maybe I can help. I saw nate with audra. It’s all falling apart.

Tucker: Okay, no, no, no. That’s enough. Let’s cut this short. Go home, ashley. And I’m gonna– I’m gonna go somewhere else.

Ashley: Where are you gonna go? Why don’t we go someplace together? Wanna take a walk? Just the two of us?

Tucker: No.

Ashley: No?

Tucker: I need some time.

Ashley: Okay. You know what? You’re always taking time to think, aren’t you? I mean, you think too much. You and I are both so similar, tucker. We’re crazy when it comes to love, right? We find somebody, we think that person’s gonna fix everything. When they don’t, our worlds fall apart, which is so stupid. We’re both such strong individuals, right?

Tucker: Yeah. I’m gonna go.

Ashley: Where you going? I mean, really, this place isn’t open for hours, so we have all the privacy in the world. Come on. Let’s just chat. Have a seat. Relax.

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

“The darkness of bipolar

depression made me feel like Would love an old fashioned. Wine it is.

Tucker: It’s a little early in the day, don’t you think?

Ashley: Oh, my gosh. When did you become such a puritan, tucker, huh? I mean, really. People are so arbitrary, their beliefs about what’s acceptable behavior. I guess that’s why I’m radioactive these days. Loosen up.

Tucker: Is it poisoned?

[ Ashley laughs ]

Ashley: Want me to take the first sip? Will that make you feel better? Aw, you poor baby. Audra really did a number on you, didn’t she? Well, come on. I know you so well, I bet you thought you had the upper hand. And then she pulled a fast one, right? But does it make you feel any better to know that I’m so sad that your heart’s broken?

Belle: You are too smart to kill him right now. People saw you slip downstairs with him. Now, you think about this, ms. Abbott. You think real hard.

Ashley: There you go. What do you think? It’s perfectly safe. No tricks, nothing nefarious. Drink up. Come on. Go ahead. If you’re lucky, pretty soon you’re going to be feeling no pain.

Nate: You okay?

Audra: Just thinking about, you know, everything.

Nate: Tucker can be a handful.

Audra: Don’t get me started on that subject.

Nate: I did find it interesting you, uh, you allowed him to believe we spent the night together.

Audra: I didn’t mention anything about our sleeping arrangements, did I?

Nate: True, but you conveniently left out the fact that you spent your glorious night alone in your bed.

Audra: Hm. Details.

Nate: It’s a pretty big one.

Audra: Yeah, well, tucker deserved that. After all the times he’s jerked me around, it seems only fair for me to return the favor. And I did have a wonderful night with you, nate. It’s just been such a long time since I felt so easy and free talking to someone, felt like a respected equal.

Nate: I had a great time too.

Audra: So, you’re not angry that I let tucker think whatever he wanted to think?

Nate: Oh, you did the world a service. Bullies and egomaniacs like tucker need to be put in their place every now and then.

Audra: You’ll be on his target list now. You know that, don’t you?

Nate: I can handle anything tucker can dish out. I’m more concerned about him going after you.

Audra: Oh, he’ll try. It goes against tucker’s nature not to seek revenge when he feels he’s been wronged. But I know his playbook pretty well and I plan to stay one step ahead of him.

Adam: Connor, listen to me. Your ocd is telling you lies.

Chelsea: Your dad is right, connor.

Adam: Okay, I don’t know why your ocd is saying things like that, but they are not true, okay? None of it. And if anybody needs to apologize, it’s me for– for not being a better father and not being there for you when you needed me.

Chelsea: Connor, nothing you’re going through is your fault, okay? And it pains me to think that you feel you have to be perfect in order for us to love you. No human being is perfect. And that’s– that’s why love is so special. It’s there, no matter what. And– and I swear to you on my life, there is nothing you could do or say to ever make us stop loving you. Ever.

Connor: I just don’t want to make you sad anymore.

Chelsea: No.

Adam: You don’t, connor. That’s what we’re trying to tell you, okay? All that we care about is making things better for you.

Connor: I think this call made it worse.

Chelsea: What? Connor, no.

Connor: I’ve gotta go now.

Adam: No, wait. Connor, wait a minute. Hold on. Will you just give us a few more minutes, please?

Connor: I can’T.

Chelsea: Connor, please, just wait.

Connor: Goodbye.

Victor: Brought you some new brussels sprouts. Oh, but wait a minute. You haven’t even finished the ones I brought yesterday. Wow.

Jordan: Because I hate them.

Victor: Oh, yeah? Maybe they’re full of vitamins and fiber. My goodness. How? What? Come on.

Jordan: Oh!

Victor: There. See?

Jordan: Get me some real food.

Victor: I have!

Jordan: Not the damned sprouts, victor.

Victor: You don’t decide what you get. I decide what you eat and when you eat, you got it?

[ Jordan laughs ] Oh, you’re drinking at this hour?

Jordan: This hour?

Victor: Uh-huh.

Jordan: I don’t even know what day it is. How long have I been down here?

Victor: Oh, not that long, really. Not nearly long enough to pay for what you have done to my wife. And the entire family!


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Adam: Yes, I know that you were monitoring all the kids, but– connor seemed particularly upset today. Okay, I would appreciate that. Thank you. They said they’re gonna keep a closer eye on him and they’re gonna make sure he’s all right. Well, as all right as connor can be these days.

Chelsea: Thank you for handling that.

Adam: Of course.

Chelsea: I think I would have been a mess. Our son is really suffering, adam.

Adam: I know.

Chelsea: I mean, to hear him say he feels useless, like he’s a burden to us, it’s ripping my heart out.

Adam: He sounds so hopeless.

Chelsea: We can’t give up on him, adam.

Adam: I won’t give up on him, not in a million years. But he’s not getting any better under their care. I mean, if anything, he’s gotten worse. Maybe this facility is not the right place for him.

Chelsea: What is our alternative?

Adam: That’s the thing. I don’t know, okay? Today was supposed to be a turning point. I mean, he reached out to us. He wanted to talk to us. I thought it was going to be a breakthrough. And then, he just turns up to tell us how miserable he still is.

Chelsea: Maybe we were just wishing for too much too soon.

Adam: Yeah, maybe. Look, chelsea, you don’t have to stick around here, okay? I’m probably just gonna drag you down right now. I’m sure that you want to go spend some time with billy and tell him what’s going on.

Chelsea: Billy’s away on a business trip.

Adam: Oh. Well, maybe you want to call him.

Chelsea: I do. I mean, billy’s been amazing. He’s been so supportive and understanding. I just– I just feel bad. I feel like I’m constantly unloading all of my problems on him.

Adam: Well, I’m no fan of billy’s, but I’m sure he wouldn’t want you to feel how you’re feeling right now.

Chelsea: What about you?

Adam: What about me?

Chelsea: Do you bombard sally with every bad phone call or issue connor has?

Adam: I try not to.

Chelsea: Well… we are together in this as parents. Our partners are incredible and they want to be there to support us, but connor… is our son. Remember that not too long ago, you said there are going to be moments we need to reassure each other?

Adam: Hm. Maybe this is one of those moments.

Tucker: I don’t think either of us need a drink right now.

[ Phone chimes ] Is that your friend, alan?

Ashley: Mm, no, he’s long gone. On his way back to europe.

Tucker: Really?

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: Last I heard, he was sticking around a while.

Ashley: Oh, yeah, he told me that you were asking him for information about me.

Tucker: Yeah. Did he tell you that I was doing it out of concern?

Ashley: Aw, you don’t have to be concerned about me. Alan gave me a very clean bill of mental health.

Belle: Oof. You are a good liar. He might actually believe you.

Nate: You were smart to finally walk away from tucker.

Audra: Yeah, well, if I’d been smarter, I wouldn’t have opened up my heart to a man like that to begin with.

Nate: We’ve all been there. We’ve all been there.

Audra: Look, I don’t know why I kept thinking he’d change or that I could change him.

Nate: Not your problem anymore, is it?

Audra: Yeah, that’s right. Well, enough about tucker. Don’t you have work to do, or… an office to get to?

Nate: I’ve still got some time.

Audra: Well, lucky you. Looks like I’ll have nothing but time these days.

Nate: So, tucker was serious about cutting you out of glissade?

Audra: Tucker would sooner blow that company up than to let me take any credit or reap any rewards.

Nate: What are your options then, audra?

Audra: I don’t know, nate. Why? Are you offering me my job back at chancellor-winters?

Victor: Oh, they smell wonderful. Well, I guess you don’t want any of this, do you?

Jordan: You said that you had a special assignment for me.

Victor: Oh, I must have forgotten.

Jordan: Whatever it is, whatever it is, I will do it. I will do it. You know that I’m fully capable of doing it, but I just– I’ve got to get out of here. I’m begging you, victor.

Victor: You’re begging me? Really? Is that how nikki begged you for help and for mercy after you fed her alcohol into her veins, huh? How does it feel to be on the other side of it now?

Jordan: I am so sorry.

Victor: Not good enough.

Jordan: No, no, no. Don’t leave, don’t leave. Come back! Come back. Bring nikki down here, okay? I will apologize to her myself. I’ll apologize. I will. I will beg. I will grovel. I will do anything. I just have to get out of here. Victor!

Victor: I love to hear that. I really do. Isn’t it beautiful?

[ Jordan groans ]

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Chelsea: Oh, my gosh. Remember this one?

Adam: Thanksgiving.

Chelsea: Our first family portrait.

Adam: Our little peanut dressed up like a turkey?

Chelsea: Mm-hmm. Oh, his birthday in france.

Adam: Yeah. Party in the middle of the night?

Chelsea: Yup. Just trying to grab a little piece of happiness.

Adam: Mm. Before things changed again for the three of us.

Chelsea: Because they always did.

Adam: Which moment was it? When did it happen? We were always able to make him feel better.

Chelsea: Checking under his bed at night for monsters, telling him he was safe.

Adam: I mean, are we ever gonna know when we were able to stop keeping the monsters away? ‘Cause… we can’t now.

Chelsea: No. Now, we just have to hope and pray he can fight them off himself.

Adam: With our help.

Chelsea: With our help. He’ll always have that.

Nate: I’m not sure about a job, audra. I can’t imagine devon, lily or jill being anxious to bring you back in the company, especially after the way you duped them the last time. Hell, I’m only there because I’m family.

Audra: Nate, relax. I was kidding.

Nate: You sure about that?

Audra: Well, if you had a job for me, I’d probably grab it. But I understand if I’m a little too toxic right now.

Nate: So, what are you gonna do?

Audra: That’s the billion dollar question.

Nate: You told me about making a move for glissade not too long ago. Is that still on the table?

Audra: Well, I don’t want to make any decisions until I’ve had time to process everything.

Nate: Wise move. Let the dust settle for a little while.

Audra: Yeah, but not for too long. I’m also not the type who sits around waiting for something to happen.

Nate: Or you could be wrong. And tucker gets over it and realizes he can’t do the job without you.

Audra: No, we’ve tried that. Worked as a team, whether we were sleeping together or not. But this time, it feels different. I think it’s finally time to say goodbye.

Tucker: So, alan says you’re cured now.

Ashley: I guess he realized that just because I’ve been a little unpredictable lately, it doesn’t mean I need to be committed anytime soon. And I’m not gonna bore you with the rest of our conversation, but, um, I think we both felt better afterwards. Yeah.

Tucker: And did he offer any, uh, observations or suggestions for you moving forward?

Ashley: Why? Are you shopping for a shrink?

[ Ashley laughs ] I personally think you could use a little time on a shrink’s couch. However, I don’t think alan would be a good fit for you. A little bit too messy.

Tucker: What does that mean?

Ashley: That means that if I’m reading you right, you want to know where things stand with alan and me personally.

Tucker: I thought you were friends.

Ashley: He wanted something different. Didn’t feel right for me.

Tucker: Ah… he wanted to pursue something romantic with you?

Ashley: Of course.

[ Tucker laughs ] How does that make you feel?

Tucker: Does it make a difference, ashley?

Ashley: It does, actually, to me. I’ve tried. I can’t let go of the dream. You and I were gonna conquer the world, tucker. I believed that. I believe in you and I want it back. Known for nights to remember.

Nate: This seems like a pretty big moment for you.

Audra: Yeah, a world without tucker?

Nate: He’s been a part of your life, one way or another for, a lot of years now and it can be hard to let that go, even if it is the right move.

Audra: Yeah. It’s just time, nate. It’s finally clearly time to move on.

Nate: And I’m here for you, whatever you need.

Audra: You have been there for me. And sometimes, I wonder why.

Nate: What do you mean?

Audra: Well, I haven’t been such a great friend. I never listened to you when you gave me great advice. I even got you in trouble with your family.

Nate: It’s a new day, new beginnings.

Audra: I’ll drink to that.

Nate: What?

Audra: I was just thinking back to all those times I tried to bring out the bad side of you. When it turns out, I wanted the good side all along.

Tucker: I don’t know where you’re going with this, ashley, but I’m not coming with you.

Ashley: I know you still have feelings for me. That’s why you’re always trying to save me and you’re always trying to rescue me. Because you still love me.

Tucker: Well, you need to concentrate right now on your own well being. Not me, not us. I have… something else I want to focus on.

Ashley: Oh, forget about audra. You don’t need a little girl. You need a woman. You need someone that can meet you. I am your perfect partner, tucker. Come with me. Let me show you how much I love you.

Tucker: See, you keep doing that. You tell me you love me, and the next second, it’s as if you’re happy I’m gone. Why?

Ashley: Because I’ve been tied up in knots over you, over losing you, wanting to be with you. Afraid of getting hurt again, afraid of upsetting my family. I’ve put that behind me completely.

Tucker: And– and this clarity came after a few conversations with alan?

Ashley: No. I realize that we have been through the worst. We’ve done it. We went through the fire and we had to go through that fire to get where we are right now. Standing on ground with our eyes wide open. I want a real life with you. I know you want that, too.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Recap written by Eva

Audra makes Tucker think she and Nate slept together when the truth is she and Nate talked all night in her hotel room. Tucker tells Audra she doesn’t have a job at Glissade. Audra tells Tucker their relationship is over because he never considered what she wanted for her life. Audra assures Nate that she will find a job because she always land on her feet.

Adam and Chelsea have a video call with Connor and he tells them that his OCD is making him think that he is a burden to them and it would have been better if he never would have been born. Chelsea and Adam tell Connor they love him very much and nothing will change how much they love him. Connor tells Adam and Chelsea that this conversation is making things worse so he ends the video call. Adam calls Connor’s doctors and they tell him they will watch him more closely. Adam and Chelsea look at family photos and wonder if they should find new doctors for Connor because his OCD is getting worse.

Ashley’s Ms. Abbot personality tells Tucker she wants to be with him again but Tucker tells her he wants to be with Audra. Ashley tells Tucker she knows he doesn’t love Audra because he still loves her.

Cole sees Victor taking a plate of Brussell sprouts to the wine cellar. Once Victor has finished torturing Jordan and watched her beg to get out of her cell, he leaves and goes back upstairs. Cole is hiding so Victor doesn’t see him. Cole makes sure Victor is gone then he takes the key that is hanging by the door and opens the wine cellar. Cole is shocked to see his Aunt Jordan asleep in the cell Victor had built there years ago.

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Y&R Transcript Monday, May 20, 2024

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Audra: Hey, girl.

Sally: Hey, wow, you look fantastic.

Audra: Thank you.

Sally: No, seriously, amazing. That is definitely a date outfit, if I ever saw one.

Audra: Well, let’s just say I too have plans this evening.

Sally: I knew you’d work things out with tucker, and now you definitely look ready for a night out on the town.

Audra: Actually, you’re mistaken. I am going out to dinner with someone, just not with tucker.

Nate: Sorry to hear the board meeting didn’t turn out the way you hoped.

Lily: Well, we probably should’ve made sure we had the votes before we called the meeting.

Nate: There must be some way to check billy’s power within the company. You know what? I’m gonna brainstorm, and I will look into our legal options.

Lily: Well, no, no. I don’t wanna include lawyers yet, but I do wanna make sure we’ve explored all the possibilities.

Nate: All right. We will find a solution.

Lily: Thanks, nate. I’m glad I have your help.

Devon: Hey.

Lily: Hey. Uh, I just brought nate up to speed on our board meeting gone wrong.

Nate: Yes, it was, uh, it was a good idea. Too bad it didn’t, uh, pan out.

Devon: Yeah. Onwards and upwards, right?

Nate: Exactly. Oh, speaking of which, I need to head out.

Devon: Where you going?

Lily: You have plans?

Nate: Uh, I might as well tell you in case you hear it from someone else and it gets misconstrued.

Lily: Oh, god. What is it?

Nate: I’m taking audra out to dinner.

Lily: Ah, audra?

Devon: Audra, really? I thought tucker was with audra. Why you going out with her?

Kyle: So, that’s where we’re at. What do you say? Do we have a deal? That’s wonderful, mr. Foley. You won’t be disappointed. Good. Good. I’m glad you agree. Oh, no. No, no, no. Do not worry about my mother. She will understand. Thank you, sir. I’ll be in touch. Yes.

[ Doorbell rings ] Claire, come in. Come in. I’m glad you could make it.

Claire: I was surprised to get your message. I got worried. Is harrison okay?

Kyle: Yeah, harrison’s fine. And he’s gonna be even better going forward. Thanks to you.

Tucker: Yeah, and how does that help me? Listen, I pay you for information I don’t already know. I already know billy abbott is out of town. I need dirt on him, not flight information.

[ Diane sighs ] Would you care to dance?

Diane: Oh.

Tucker: Hi.

Diane: Go away.

Tucker: No, I just wanted to offer you my sincere congratulations.

Diane: I’m not interested.

Tucker: But there’s so much to celebrate, diane. You got this new, big promotion. Mrs. Co-ceo. All the exceptional work you’re doing at jabot. Brava. Really? Really. You’ve– you’ve conquered this town. Just as you’d hoped. When enamel is gone, you cannot get it back.

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Kyle: I would like to officially offer you the position as harrison’s nanny.

Claire: Are you sure?

Kyle: Yeah, the hours are somewhat flexible since summer and I occasionally work from home. The pay is competitive.

Claire: My days are wide open right now, and I don’t pay rent, so money isn’t really an issue.

Kyle: And you’ll be taking care of the sweetest little boy in the universe.

Claire: That I know. He’s adorable. It would be great to have not just a job, but a purpose. You know, not just filing papers somewhere for a paycheck, but to help a kid to grow up and thrive.

Kyle: So, what do you say? Do we have a deal?

Claire: Absolutely. When do I start?

Kyle: Tomorrow, if you can. But if that’s too soon, then not a problem.

Claire: Tomorrow it is. Thank you, kyle. This really means the world to me.

Kyle: Yeah, we’re lucky to have you.

Claire: I have to thank summer, too. Honestly, I’m surprised and grateful that she changed her mind. Summer did change her mind, right?

Sally: You’re going out with someone else as in dating?

Audra: It’s just dinner.

Sally: Looking like that? You were literally just about to go to paris with tucker, and he proposed to you. You’re in love with him.

Audra: Or at least I thought I was.

Sally: So, now you’re just ready to move on?

Audra: Tucker and I have been on this rollercoaster ride. We fought and made up. We were aligned and then apart. Ups and downs, back and forth. And now, the ride is over. I am done.

Sally: Okay, yeah. I mean, I guess there’s no harm in a casual night out.

Audra: Exactly. You know, I just need a break. I want something uncomplicated. I just wanna have fun and enjoy myself and not stress about tucker’s ex or where we stand.

Sally: Yeah, that’s fair.

Audra: So, today it’s just dinner with nate.

Sally: Nate? You’re going to dinner with nate?

Audra: Uh…

Sally: Okay, um… I– I– I– sorry, I feel like I have to ask. Are you sure that you’re okay to do this? It’s not too fast?

Audra: Look, I am not wasting another moment thinking about tucker.

Sally: But what about your career and the company that you two were gonna run together?

Audra: Look, I don’t know what my next move is. I may still try and get a hold of glissade for myself. To snatch it away from tucker would serve him right.

Tucker: No, I’m in awe of you. Seriously.

Diane: Well, you should be. But coming from you, that’s an insult.

Tucker: It isn’T.

Diane: Hm.

Tucker: I love a good, long con. Oh, I beg your pardon. Um, a hard-fought battle. Right? Diane jenkins. The ultimate story of redemption. Of rebirth.

Diane: Are you done?

Tucker: What are you doing here by yourself?

Diane: Um, not that it’s any of your business, but I’m meeting a client who was supposed to be here by now.

Tucker: So, jabot seems like it’s in a good place right now.

Diane: Mm-hmm.

Tucker: The abbott king and queen reigning over their kingdom with their son, the heir apparent, doing their bidding by their side. It’s a nice, full family enterprise.

Diane: All right, just stop. Just stop. All this blowing smoke without an agenda is not your style. So, let me be clear, tucker. I will not divulge any information about my family or our business to you.

Tucker: Would you do me a little favor? Answer a simple question?

Diane: Just hurry up.

Tucker: Is there any chance that billy might leave chancellor-winters and return to jabot?

Nate: I’m not interfering in audra’s relationship with tucker, okay? This is dinner between two friends. Social, not professional.

Devon: Mm.

Lily: Hm.

Devon: I mean, I trust your intentions here.

Lily: Yeah, but audra’s a different story. I mean, she is very underhanded.

Nate: In certain circumstances. And trust I will not say a word about chancellor-winters or our current situation with billy. Nothing that could be used against us.

Lily: Yeah, I think discretion is best with her.

Nate: Point taken. And look, I am genuinely happy to be back here working with my family again, so I am not looking to mess that up.

Lily: Okay, good. Enjoy your dinner.

Devon: Yeah, have fun.

Nate: Thank you. You too. I will see you later.

Lily: Mm-hmm. Bye. Well, that’s a friendship I didn’t think would last.

Devon: Yeah, it seems harmless enough, unless tucker has an issue with it. ‘Cause that’s a problem nobody needs.

Lily: Yeah, we definitely have enough on our plate right now.

Devon: Yeah. Oh, there’s something that you need to know. Uh, phyllis no longer works for us.

Lily: What?

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: What happened?

Devon: I found out that she divulged information about billy’s new position to tucker. And I don’t know if she did it on purpose or not.

Lily: Oh, yeah. Well, that’s cause for immediate firing.

Devon: Yeah, she actually quit before I had a chance to fire her.

Lily: Oh, that’s better. I mean, if she left on her own, we don’t have to worry about the fallout. I mean, I didn’t think that she would stick around that long after daniel left anyway.

Devon: Yeah, but it’s not like it was some well thought out resignation either.

Lily: Well, what were she and tucker talking about billy for anyways?

Devon: Well, I went to tucker to find out what his original plan was with mamie to get a foothold in chancellor-winters. To see if there was any information that we could use.

Lily: Wait, you went to tucker for help?

Devon: Yeah.

Lily: Please tell me that we’re not in so much trouble that you need him to save us.

A year after

a heart attack,

Diane: So, why are you asking about billy? What’s that angle?

Tucker: Just wanna know his status.

Diane: Oh, wait. Is this about another takeover attempt? If so, which business this time? Is it chancellor-winters or jabot? ‘Cause it’s kind of hard to keep track.

Tucker: It’s nothing like that.

Diane: Then what is it?

Tucker: Just looking out for devon. Doing whatever I can to help him. You would do the same thing for kyle, I’m sure.

Diane: Kyle can take care of himself, but as far as I know, billy is content to work for his mother’s company.

Tucker: Hm. So, there’s no way he would come back to jabot?

Diane: Well, is there a problem with him staying at chancellor-winters? Is there an issue between him and devon?

Tucker: Why would you ask that?

Diane: Well, because you just said that… you know what, tucker? I can’t help you. In fact, I don’t wanna help you.

[ Cell phone rings ] Excuse me. Oh, hello, mr. Foley. I was– I was getting worried. Will I see you here? My son did what?

Kyle: Summer and I did have another discussion about hiring you.

Claire: A discussion isn’t an agreement. Summer still isn’t on board with the idea, is she?

Kyle: I made my case as to why you were the best choice for harrison’s nanny. Unfortunately, summer still has concerns.

Claire: Well, then that’s that. If summer doesn’t feel comfortable, she’s his mother. She should be at ease with whoever her son’s caretaker is.

Kyle: Listen, harrison has been having these nightmares ever since he was kidnapped. He still has this lingering fear, but he’s always worrying about you, that you may be having the same bad dreams.

Claire: Oh, that sweet kid.

Kyle: And harrison cares about you. He wants you to be okay.

Claire: I want the same for him.

Kyle: Right, and I feel like seeing you on a regular basis will help him. Make him realize that he can be happy after this whole ordeal. You know, that you’re both okay. That he can go back to being a kid and stop worrying.

Claire: I’d like to help him to feel safe again. Not just, you know, do the things that he likes, but to feel joy and to be silly and goofy.

Kyle: And he needs someone to do that with. You know, a pal, an explorer, a confidant. Someone like you.

Claire: I really appreciate the offer, kyle. And I would love to say yes. But summer has to feel safe. Her son was taken from her. She loves him and she wants to protect him. I can’t undermine that. So, unless summer changes her mind, I can’t say yes.

Kyle: Okay, I will work on summer. Claire, I just can’t go another day with harrison worrying. So, please reconsider. Harrison needs you.

Audra: Evening.

Nate: Why, you look stunning. I mean… you always do, but tonight. Wow, I’m sorry.

Audra: Thank you. Ooh, you ordered for me?

Nate: Uh, yes, I– I think I remember what you like.

Audra: You do. Nice job.

Nate: Thank you.

Audra: You know, I was pleasantly surprised you finally asked me to dinner.

Nate: Uh, it made sense since I wanted to see you.

Audra: Okay, be honest. Did you just not want me to go to paris with tucker? Were you looking to protect me again?

Nate: Uh, you don’t need protection, audra. But I, uh, wanted to check in with you more often. You know, be a better friend.

Audra: Um, you’re already a decent friend.

Nate: A decent isn’t a ringing endorsement, so I plan to work on that.

Audra: Oh, I’m okay with that.

Nate: You know, I’m curious. Um, what’s your current job status? Are you still gonna work with tucker at glissade?

Audra: I still haven’t decided yet.

Nate: Good. Take your time. Figure out what’s best.

Audra: Yeah, um, I’m sure we can find a topic that isn’t about my career plans.

Nate: Okay, understood. So, uh, what would you like to talk about? In the past, we discussed, uh, company takeover attempts. We tried to suss out each other’s ulterior motives.

Audra: Yeah, you’ve, uh, you’ve offered me warnings. Um, and I’ve pushed you to go further, to be more ruthless. Like me.

Nate: You know, uh, how about we ignore business altogether? Keep it purely personal.

Audra: Novel idea.

Nate: Hm. Well, a toast. Not to power or success, but to the ambiance.

Audra: Hm.

Nate: Food.

Audra: Yep.

Nate: And, uh, most importantly, the company.

Audra: Cheers.

Devon: Going to tucker was just a spur of the moment thing. And I realized right afterwards why I don’t go to him with my problems. So, I promise you, we’re gonna handle this crisis just like we have in the past. And we’ll do it without tucker’s help.

Lily: We don’t need any more complications. Especially with tucker.

Devon: I completely agree with you. Hi.

Lily: Oh, flowers?

Devon: Oh, flowers.

Lily: Wow.

Devon: Uh, here, wanna take these?

Lily: So pretty.

Devon: There you go. Thank you. Who sent flowers?

Lily: I don’t know. Oh, wait. They’re for both of us. That’s weird.

Devon: Who’s it from?

Lily: “I hear your little plan to box me out didn’t work. Looking forward to working together. Best, billy.”

Devon: Are you serious? How mature of the guy.

Lily: Oh, my god. I mean, we did go behind his back.

Devon: Who cares? They went behind ours first. And I’d do it again if it means getting rid of billy abbott.


Lily: God, I mean, this is so obnoxious.

Devon: Well, yeah, tell me about it.

Lily: But we had every right to not loop him in. I mean, he’s around right now trying to gain power within our company offices.

Devon: Probably gathering forces to use against us.

Lily: God, I just– I feel so betrayed by jill. That she would make this decision unilaterally to hand over all of her power to billy. It’s like I feel like I can’t trust either of them anymore.

Devon: I know what you mean. I’m just glad that you feel the same way I do about billy being a threat to the company. I just wish this damn vote went our way.

Lily: Well, look, don’t be too upset with abby. I kind of get why she voted against us.

Devon: Well, I’m not upset. I’m just disappointed in the whole thing.

Lily: What do you mean? You regret putting abby on the board?

Audra: Okay, so boarding school in england and then medical school at johns hopkins. Uh, fancy, fancy.

Nate: All right. You wanna continue to go through my resume. Go ahead. Make fun.

Audra: Oh, I’m not, much. Uh, did you do any traveling while you were abroad?

Nate: Uh, some. I ran around on the weekends. Uh, I also swam as a kid, so that kept me busy.

Audra: Competitive swimming?

Nate: Of course. What’s life without competition, audra?

Audra: You know, growing up, I actually did some dance competitions.

Nate: No, you did not.

Audra: Yes, I did.

Nate: What was your specialty?

Audra: Well, you know, I’m good at everything, um… but specifically, lyrical.

Nate: Lyrical? Okay, what’s that?

Audra: Uh, flowing movements, expressive, emotional storytelling. Which I later channeled into my focus on visual art.

Nate: Wow.

Audra: Are you impressed?

Nate: Very. I hadn’t realized how many hidden talents you have.

Audra: Oh, we’ve barely scratched the surface.

Tucker: Sorry to interrupt. Um…

Audra: Um, I’m busy, obviously.

Tucker: I know. Can we go somewhere to talk privately?

Audra: Look, I already said everything that I needed to say to you. Uh, and I’m busy.

Tucker: You obviously did not go to paris without me, and that has to mean something.

Audra: Yeah, it means that I– I wanted to stay to have dinner in genoa city. We already said everything there is to say and I made myself clear.

Tucker: No, please, can we go somewhere and talk?

Audra: This has been so lovely. Will you accompany me back to the athletic club for a drink?

Nate: Don’t mind if I do.

Audra: Let’s go.

[ Knock on door ]

Summer: I guess I should congratulate you on your new job. Good for you.

Claire: I didn’t accept the position.

Summer: Then, what are you doing here?

Claire: I was hoping to discuss with you why I said no, if you’ll listen.

[ Summer sighs ]

Summer: If we’re gonna have this conversation, then I’m gonna need a drink.

Diane: There you are. Are you having a drink to celebrate humiliating your mother?

Kyle: Hm. There’s was no humiliation, mom.

Diane: Oh, I beg to differ. I had a meeting tonight with jasper foley to discuss a licensing agreement.

Kyle: Yeah, I’m aware.

Diane: Oh, really? Well, are you aware that I was waiting for him at the club when he called to cancel because apparently my son had already sealed the deal?

Kyle: That is correct. I pulled off an impressive coup for jabot and I saved you from a boring dinner with an entitled eccentric.

Diane: Oh, no, no, no. I don’t need saving from a business client, kyle. Who I need saving from is you. I’m jonathan lawson,

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Summer: Okay. Go ahead. Say your piece.

Claire: I saw kyle earlier, and he offered me the position as harrison’s nanny. Of course, when he did that, I assumed you were on board.

Summer: Yeah, I’m not.

Claire: And he admitted that eventually. I really wanted to accept, but I couldn’t, knowing that you didn’t approve.

Summer: You turned the job down because of me?

Claire: How could I not? You’ve been through enough already. It must’ve been absolute hell for you when jordan took harrison.

Summer: You have no idea.

Claire: I know that I’ve caused you pain with the trauma that I inflicted on your family, and now I’m a reminder of harrison’s abduction. I don’t wanna make things harder for you than my presence already has.

Summer: I appreciate that.

Claire: I do feel lucky to know harrison. He’s adorable and he’s so kind. And I’m really grateful that he doesn’t seem to blame me for the trauma he’s experienced. He sees me as an ally. We’re the two heroes who survived the wicked witch.

Summer: Look, I– I know that harrison likes you, but it doesn’t mean that it’s healthy for him to be around you.

Claire: You’re his mother. It’s your call. I just wanted you to know that it would be more than a job to me. I care about harrison. I would like to be there for him if I can. Be a part of his support system. But only if you approve.

Tucker: Hi, sally.

Sally: Hi.

Tucker: Um… do you have a minute?

Sally: You know, I actually don’t think I do.

Tucker: That’s too bad. I could use some advice right now.

Sally: We don’t really know each other that well.

Tucker: Yeah, that’s true.

Sally: Yeah.

Tucker: But you know audra. You guys are friends. I– I was hoping you could help me with that.

Sally: I’m not gonna betray audra’s confidence, if that’s what you’re asking.

Tucker: No, no, no. I just would like to hear that I haven’t blown things completely with her.

Sally: I don’t think you have.

Tucker: Yeah. I don’t know how much she’s told you, but the circumstances seem to have conspired against us recently and I don’t blame her at all for being upset about it. I’m not happy about it either. But now, I don’t know if there’s something going on with her and nate.

Sally: It– it– it’s just dinner. I really don’t think you can make too much out of it.

Tucker: Well, if she’s doing it to make me jealous, she’s succeeding. I love her. Am I losing her?

Sally: I think there’s hope for the two of you. But you have to make a change. If you don’t wanna lose audra, you have to get your act together.

Audra: I’m sorry to cut our dinner short.

Nate: No, no. No apology necessary. At least, not from you. Tucker has never known when to back down.

Audra: I still appreciate your understanding. You’ve been very patient.

Nate: Have I?

Audra: Yeah, I– I finally realized your warnings about tucker were valid. Took me long enough.

Nate: Well, it’s better late than never.

Audra: I’m not gonna let him take advantage of me anymore. I am ready to let him go.

Nate: I’m happy to hear that. For your sake. Well, um, tonight was fun. Let’s do it again sometime soon.

Audra: Yeah, I agree. But, we don’t have to end it here. Not when we were having so much fun.

Nate: Okay, uh, what do you suggest?

Audra: Well, we did come back here for a nightcap. Why not up in my suite?

Devon: No, I don’t regret putting abby on the board at all. I respect her and her business sense. I just wish I had a conversation with her beforehand.

Lily: Yeah, that would’ve been smart.

Devon: Yeah, probably. But, I will not be making that mistake again. I will not be surprising you or her with crucial decisions. We all have to be on the same page.

Lily: Yeah, I agree. Uh, did abby tell you that she revealed her board vote about daniel’s case to him?

Devon: She did. And we had a conversation and i told her that any and all information from board meetings stays private.

Lily: Okay.

Devon: It does.

Lily: Well, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’m rethinking daniel’s lawsuit and I wanna try to find some middle ground with him.

Devon: Really? Well, that’s your choice to make.

Lily: Yeah, but this mess with billy takes precedence.

Devon: I agree. And the way I see it, we have two options. We can either force him out or we can do together what I was trying to do on my own back when we were talking about the ipo.

Lily: You mean take winters back from chancellor-winters?

Devon: Exactly what I mean. We kill the merger and you and I leave chancellor behind. Sfx: [Birds chirping]

Kyle: Please, don’t overreact.

Diane: Oh, I think my reaction is perfectly reasonable. You hung me out to dry. I sat in the lounge waiting for a business client that you knew was never going to show!

Kyle: Oh, that wasn’t supposed to happen. Foley was supposed to cancel, tell you sooner. Mom, I’m sorry about that.

Diane: And– and that’s what you’re sorry about? Not about the fact that once again you went behind my back?

Kyle: The deal’s made. Who cares how it went down? And when dad gets home, you can go ahead and take credit for it.

Diane: Kyle, I don’t wanna take credit for something I didn’t do and I would never tell your father that I did.

Kyle: So, what do you want from me?

Diane: I want you to tell me why you keep doing this. Why you keep taking steps to sabotage me and then act like nothing’s happened.

Kyle: It’s not my fault how things went down. Okay. Truth is, foley came to me. He wanted to make a deal, but he didn’t think you had the chops to negotiate it.

Diane: Oh, please. He didn’t think so? Or you didn’t?

Summer: I respect that you care about harrison. And of course, I want my son to feel safe and reassured. I’m just not okay with it being because of you.

Claire: Is there anything I can say to change your mind?

Summer: I don’t think so. I understand that everyone else is ready to let go of all of the horrible things that you did to them, but I can’T.

Claire: It’s part of the reason why I want this job. To do something good, to make up for all of the bad.

Summer: Claire, you lied to my family. For months, you pretended to be someone else. You tricked my grandma. You held her hostage. You destroyed her sobriety. You poisoned my dad and my grandpa. People could’ve died because of you.

Claire: I can’t deny my part in any of that.

Summer: What would you do if you were in my position? Would you allow your child to be in the care of someone who’s done all of the things that you have?

Claire: I don’t know. But I do know I’m a different person now. I’m so much better. I’m not a threat to harrison or to you. Or to anyone else.

Summer: I’m sorry. I just don’t believe that.

Lily: You know, back when chancellor was my sole responsibility, I really believed in this partnership. And I fought really hard to keep it on track.

Devon: Yeah? How you feel now?

Lily: Now? I don’t know. I kind of regret it. Especially now that jill has pulled the rug out from underneath us with this whole billy thing.

Devon: Yeah, but you know you can’t blame yourself ’cause we never could’ve seen this coming.

Lily: I mean, how do we fix this?

Devon: We get out. We take mamie’s suggestion and we split the company in two. Billy even supported that idea. And that way he can go and run chancellor exactly the way he wants it and you and I can run winters together.

Lily: No, it’s not gonna be that easy. Jill really believes in keeping this merger in place and billy is gonna follow suit.

Devon: Okay, well then we force his hand and convince him otherwise.

Lily: Actually, we may not have to force his hand if we have the right incentive.

Audra: Salud. Mm.

Nate: Mm. It’s very nice.

Audra: Glad you like it. It’s tucker’S. The most expensive one.

Nate: Hm. Good choice.

Audra: You know, I was gonna pour it down the drain out of spite, but this is much better.

Nate: You know, I don’t, uh, I don’t think tucker would like this.

Audra: What?

Nate: Uh, me drinking his scotch. Being here with you.

Audra: Yeah, no, he– he wouldn’t like it at all. And I don’t care.

Nate: Hm. Maybe we should stop talking about tucker.

Audra: Yes, please. Let’S…

[ Knock on door ]

Tucker: Audra?

Audra: Are you– please, do the honors.

[ Knock on door ] Audra, please open up. So, I didn’t think I needed swiffer.

Lily: There’s another reason we need to fight billy and jill on this.

Devon: What’s the reason?

Lily: Billy tried to persuade me to push you down to a secondary role so that he and I could run the company together.

Devon: All right, why didn’t you tell me about that?

Lily: Because it was outrageous and I wasn’t gonna agree to it. And I didn’t wanna create drama, but I mean, that’s happened anyway.

Devon: Did you consider it?

Lily: No.

Devon: No?

Lily: No, no, no. I mean, I thought it was ridiculous.

Devon: I bet, ’cause it sounds insane.

Lily: But there might be a way we can use this idea to our advantage now.

Devon: How?

Lily: Well, what if I go to billy and I tell him I changed my mind and that I will join him, but with one condition. That we let the winters side go.

Devon: And you think that would work? That they would let go of winters to keep you at chancellor?

Lily: Yeah. I mean, jill would want me around because she knows that billy’s a wild card and that I can help balance him out. Billy would want me there because he doesn’t wanna handle the day-to-day things. It’s a perfect trade for both of them.

Devon: Hm. And then I guess billy can do whatever he wants with the company.

Lily: Yeah, and then you have the winters side and you’re in charge.

Devon: And then what happens after we pull that off? You gonna ditch them and you and nate are gonna come work with me?

Lily: Yeah, and leave jill and billy to their own devices. And then we can have our family company.

Devon: I mean, yeah, that could work.

[ Lily laughs ]

Lily: Oh, my god. Isn’t it funny how we’ve come full circle to mamie’s idea? Maybe we should offer her a role at our true family company.

Devon: Mm, yeah, we can think about it after we succeed. But there’s no guarantees.

Kyle: It’s not my fault people are aware you don’t have a business degree and little to no experience in the industry.

Diane: Oh, but I do have experience. In fact, I have many, many more years of experience as a working professional than you do. Plus, I have jack abbott’s complete support and confidence which matters very much in the business community.

Kyle: Okay, I don’t wanna argue. It’s not my fault what the corporate world thinks of you.

Diane: Yeah, but you don’t support me or defend me. You just try to– try to undermine me.

Kyle: Oh, that’s ironic coming from you.

Diane: What does that mean?

Kyle: You always try to keep me down. Aim to knock me down a peg or two. Make sure I never have enough autonomy or power. Isn’t that what you’re really after, mom?

Diane: How can you say that? I have been your biggest champion at jabot. I even tried to step down so that you could become co-ceo again, so don’t you dare. No, don’t you dare try to turn this around on me. We both know what’s happening here, kyle. And I love you, but it has to stop.

Kyle: Whatever you say.

Diane: Oh. [ Laughs ] Oh, and another thing, do not finalize the foley deal. Consider that a direct order from your superior.

Kyle: Love you too, mom. Marjorie. Hi. Just wanna make sure you saw the foley deal come through. Please draw up those papers first thing in the morning. It’s a done deal and it’s going through.

Tucker: Audra, what are you doing? What’s he doing here?

Nate: I was invited. How about you?

Tucker: Hey. We need to talk.

Nate: I think she’s made it pretty clear she has no interest in speaking to you, tucker.

Tucker: Sorry if I disappointed you.

Nate: Look, look, look, I don’t care about what happened between you two, but whatever it was, it was the last straw.

Tucker: Please.

Nate: Tucker, audra wants nothing more to do with you. So, if you were smart, you’d accept that and walk away with what’s left of your dignity.

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Esther: Hi there, what can I get you?

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

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

Claire: Rainbow sprinkles?

Esther: Yeah, you only live once, right?

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

Summer: Mom?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer: Why do you say that?

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

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

Cole: Hey. I was hoping you were victor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Kyle and claire chuckle ]

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

Esther: Okay. I’ll hold you to that.

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

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

Claire: I don’t know.

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

Claire: It sounds loud.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer: So, it’s about you and danny?

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

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

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

Summer: Wait, they fired you too?

Summer: Didn’t fire me. I quit.

Summer: Mom, you quit your job for daniel?

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

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

Phyllis: I’m going to order champagne.

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

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

Nick: You don’t believe him?

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

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

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

Nick: Absolutely.

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

Jordan: Stop torturing me.

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

Jordan: You said you had a plan.

[ Victor chuckles ]

Victor: I said we might have a plan.

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

Victor: We have agreed to nothing.

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

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

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

Victor: Huh?

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

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

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

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

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

Nick: A feeling?

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

Nick: No details?

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

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

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

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

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

Nick: Jordan’s dead, cole.

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

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

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

Nick: What’d dad say to that?

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

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

Cole: Then, why am I even more concerned?

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

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

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

Victor: Nikki is compassionate.

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

Victor: But i am not compassionate.

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

Victor: Why not?

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

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

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

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

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

[ Jordan grunts ]

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

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

Claire: Your mom was married to my grandfather.

Kyle: And my dad was married to your grandmother.

[ Both chuckle ]

Claire: You have seen a lot of marriages.

Kyle: And divorces and affairs.

Claire: Your parents seem happy.

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

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

Kyle: You were a little bookworm.

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

Kyle: Goals, right?

Claire: Yeah.

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

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

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

Phyllis: Here we go.

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

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

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

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

Summer: Mom.

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

Summer: You’re unemployed, so.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[ Phyllis chuckles ]

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

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

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

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

Cole: All on victor’s security team.

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

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

Victor: Gentlemen.

Nick: Dad?

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

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

Nick: That a boy.

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

Nick: Yeah. You done with them?

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

Nick: No problem.

Victor: Yep.

Nick: Have you heard from mom?

Victor: Yeah. She’s getting stronger.

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

Victor: Well, join the club, son.

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

Victor: Thank you for doing it. Yep.

Cole: Thank you, nick.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kyle: Really?

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

[ Phone pings ]

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

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

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

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

Harrison: Very bad.

Kyle: You wanna talk about it?

Harrison: The witch wanted to take me away.

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

Kyle: Mom’s right. You’re safe here.

Harrison: But what about claire?

Summer: What about her?

Harrison: She might have the same bad dreams.

Kyle: Why would you say that?

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

Claire: Did claire tell you that?

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

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

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

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

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

Victor: Oh.

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

Victor: Yeah.

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

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

Cole: Hey. How was crimson lights?

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

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

Claire: Yeah?

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

Claire: Yeah, that would be amazing.

Cole: Yeah? All right.

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

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

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

Claire: I hope so.

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

Cole: Hey, well, that sounds good.

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

Claire: I’ve never had brussels sprouts.

Cole: Really?

Claire: Yeah.

Cole: Never?

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

Victor: Oh, yeah?

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

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

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

Nick: Hey.

Phyllis: Hey. Hi.

Nick: Hi. What are you doing?

Phyllis: Nothing.

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

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

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

Phyllis: I don’t work there anymore.

Nick: Oh. They fired you?

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

Nick: So they fired you.

Phyllis: I quit.

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

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

Nick: What kind of justice?

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

Nick: You cannot be serious.

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

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

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

Kyle: That’s my boy.

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

Kyle: Hmm.

Summer: Kyle, what are we gonna do?

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

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

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

Summer: Of course it’s important.

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

Summer: Can you…

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

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

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

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

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

Summer: Well, so do I.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nick: And you, of course.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nick: You’re angry.

Phyllis: Yeah. Okay. So…

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

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

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

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

Phyllis: Thank you. It’s electric.

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got you going through it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harrison: Yay!

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

[ Loud clanging ]

[ Jordan gasps ]

Jordan: Oh!

Victor: Want some food?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nikki: Victor? Are you home? Victor?

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, May 16, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel: So tell me about your heart attack.

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

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


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Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley: I don’t buy it.

Alan: What?

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

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

Ashley: Then, why are you here at all?

Alan: Ashley, I–

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


Traci: Good. Um, where did you go?

Ashley: Out.

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

Ashley: And wouldn’t you like to know?

Traci: I’m just making conversation.

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

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

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


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Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Audra: Oh, look who it is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley: Aw.

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

Ashley: Travel? I love that. Where to?

Audra: You know where.

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


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

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

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

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

Audra: You might wanna be careful there.

Ashley: Oh, why?

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

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


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