Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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Nikki: [ Slurring ] Uh, Victor? Victor? Jack? Lauren? Jack? Oh, can’t you people stop calling me? Can I have one damn moment of peace? I mean, is that so much to ask?

[ Grunts ]

[ Sighs ] That bitch is finally dead. I deserve this. I earned it.

[ Cell phone buzzes ] God, who now? Oh… well, Victor again. “I’ve been trying to reach you. “Where are you?” Right where I wanna be. Yep.

[ Exhales ] Right where I wanna be.

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Alan: Of that, I have no doubt. Would you like to join us?

Ashley: Oh, don’t feel obligated.

Jack: Thank you. I think I will. So, Ashley has kept you under wraps. I know you’re friends, but not much more. How long have you two known each other? When did you meet?

Ashley: Go ahead. Why don’t you tell that story?

Alan: No, I think you would do it justice.

Ashley: Well, damn. Nobody told me there was gonna be a pop quiz.


 

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Y&R Transcript Friday, May 10, 2024

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Claire: They were so big, I couldn’t believe it.

Summer: This is unbelievable! It’s exactly what I told kyle I didn’t want. Claire all over harrison.

Phyllis: Yeah, I mean, they’re feeding ducks. Maybe it’s harmless.

Summer: That is so not the point. Kyle knows how I feel about her being around him. And– and so does she.

Claire: They were fighting.

Phyllis: Yeah, I get it. I get it. What do you wanna do?

Summer: I’m definitely not going to walk away.

Jack: Wait, you want to leave?

Diane: I don’t want to leave. I just don’t see any other way to get through this. I’m so angry at you, jack. For the risk you took for to your sobriety, and your life, and I won’t take the chance that that anger could push you back into a bottle of pills.

Jack: I will say it again. I’m not going to relapse.

Diane: You don’t know that.

Jack: You’re really thinking of leaving because of what happened to nikki? I made a judgement call that saved her life.

Diane: Yeah, and you almost lost yours.

Jack: No, I’m very much alive.

Diane: You were unconscious! You overdosed! The emts needed to revive you. The only life that needed saving was yours. And thank god nikki was sober enough to call.

Jack: It could just as easily have been nikki who was unconscious in that room. I knew I could come back from the pills. Nikki might not have been so lucky had alcohol poisoning set in.

Diane: Oh, please. You could have taken away her vodka bottles.

Jack: No, that’s not the way it works.

Diane: Oh, really, jack? Then, tell me. Is swallowing a bunch of pills in front of her how it works?

Jack: It was a last resort.

Diane: What if you walked into an aa meeting and you shared what happened? What do you think the members would say? That you did the right thing or that you made a horrific mistake?

Jack: You’re right. I’m willing to accept that taking pills was foolish. If I had thought it through, perhaps another, safer option for help nikki might have presented itself to me. I did not have time. It was an emergency. I made a choice. In the moment. A hail mary. And it worked. I’m sorry I put you through this. I mean that. I wish– I wish I could make it up to you.

Diane: So, is that what this is? An in the moment hail-mary?

Jack: What are you talking about?

Diane: You will say whatever it takes to keep me from leaving.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: I knew it. You need me. You’re not just let me rot in here when I have something that I can offer you. I have a skillset that you need.

Victor: I don’t need you. I’m merely considering my options right now.

Jordan: Okay. Okay. Okay, victor. Then, you tell me. You tell me, okay? Whatever it is, I’ll do it.

Victor: It’ll be at a time of my choosing.

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Summer: What a surprise!

Harrison: Mommy!

Summer: Hi, buddy!

Victoria: Well, we were having such a lovely day.

Summer: How are you doing?

Harrison: Having fun.

Summer: I bet you are.

Phyllis: Hey, do you have one of those hugs for me? Oh, my goodness! Oh! You have grown like three feet since I last saw you.

Harrison: I was kidnapped. So was claire. By a witch.

Phyllis: Whoa! You are so brave.

Harrison: Claire says I’m the bravest boy she ever met. Right?

Claire: Brave and amazing and strong.

Harrison: Because I had my lucky charm. Claire found it for me.

Summer: Honey, you didn’t need a lucky charm to be the brave boy you are.

Harrison: Claire used to have a lucky charm when she was little, but she lost it. We could give her a new one, right, mom?

Phyllis: So, how did this little get-together come about?

Kyle: A happy coincidence.

Summer: Really?

Victoria: Claire and i were just out enjoying the beautiful day.

Claire: And we were lucky enough to run into these two.

Harrison: Claire and i fed the ducks.

Victoria: It’s nice to enjoy a little bit of nature.

Summer: Really nice you could fit all this in before going to the office.

Phyllis: I’d like to introduce myself. I’m harrison’s very protective grandma.

Jack: What do I have to say to you to convince you I regret what I did? The last thing I wanted was to upset you.

Diane: Oh, stop it, jack. You weren’t thinking about me at all. You acted so recklessly. You put yourself in so much danger. Without thinking about to the consequences to your family, or to your wife.

Jack: For which I am profoundly apologetic.

Diane: [ Sighs ] You know what? Your apology is hindsight. Your instinct was to put nikki first. Not me. Not your life. And I– I don’t know what to do with that.

Jack: And the answer is running away?

Diane: I am not running away. I’m doing what is best for us. I don’t want my anger to cause you to relapse.

Jack: What happened was a one-off. It was intentional. We don’t have to worry about me being hooked again. The only thing I am craving right now is a chance to regain your trust!

Diane: How can I not be concerned about your sobriety moving forward?

Jack: What, my word isn’t enough?

Diane: No! You say it was a one-off!

Jack: It was!

Diane: Yeah, but what if it wasn’t? What if you liked that feeling? Being high on pills.

Jack: Oh, come on, don’t do this.

Diane: Oh, no, no. Maybe saving nikki was just an excuse to feel that again. Or, maybe a test to see how strong you are against your old demons.

Jack: You are taking things out of context.

Diane: Well, what if I’m not? You keep saying how strong you are, but jack, this is unknown territory. And what– what if this tension between us is too much, and it puts a crack in all that strength of yours?

Jack: I get my strength from you. Your love gives me strength.

Diane: What about my anger? Hm? I don’t want to do anything that could put your sobriety at risk.

Jack: I had–

Diane: So, I think the best thing is for me to remove myself from this situation.

Jack: Diane, I–

Diane: I need my husband. And harrison needs his grandfather, healthy and present after everything he’s been through.

Jack: And your answer is to walk away?

Diane: No, I just… I just need time. To– to think about what’s happened. And to figure out what’s ahead. And you do too.

Jack: No, I don’T. I don’t need time. I know what I want. I want the two of us to find a way to work through this together.

Claire: It’s wonderful that harrison has so many people who love and protect him.

Phyllis: That’s what family does, right?

Victoria: I assume you’ve heard that claire is family as well?

Claire: Yes, I’m victoria’s–

Phyllis: I know who you are.

Victoria: I was telling clair earlier about all of the interesting characters around genoa city like katherine chancellor. But, I guess I failed to warn her about everyone in town.

Phyllis: [ Laughs ] Well, that’s the thing with warnings around here, not everybody’s really paying attention to them.

Jordan: “Your choosing?” What, is this a damn chess game, now? Why don’t we just sit down and play some checkers? Get on with it.

Victor: I call the shots.

Jordan: Oh, that’s abundantly clear. But I would settle for just a little hint.

Victor: I don’t know. Considering the various options, you know. If I even decide to… go ahead with the project.

Jordan: Oh, surely. Surely, you don’t doubt my capabilities. My ability to take risks, push the limits. I have a special talent for you. Only I can do… what I can do. You know that. I can smell fear, I can manipulate it, I can weaponize it. Just ask your lovely wife.

Victor: You’re a delusional, vicious bitch. And don’t ever mention nikki again.

[ Jordan laughs ]

Jordan: Whatever the great and powerful victor newman wants. But I think that you want me to do your dirty work. And I think… I’m right. I mean, what is it? My hands are already awash in blood. What’s a little more? ()

Victoria: I’m just happy that claire’s made a real friend.

Harrison: Let’s go to the playground!

Summer: Uh, you know what, honey, I actually think that we need to get you home for lunch.

Harrison: Can claire come too?

Claire: Uh, oh, I would really like to, but I have plans already. Maybe we can do it some other time.

Victoria: Yeah, we should get going.

Claire: Well, I will see you later, alligator.

Harrison: After a while, crocodile.

Victoria: Kyle, please just think about what we discussed earlier.

Phyllis: Well, harrison, why don’t you show me the playground? What do you think of that?

Harrison: Okay.

Phyllis: All right.

Summer: How could you do this to me?

Victor: I’ll let you know what I decide.

Jordan: Don’t you turn your back on me after dangling my freedom in front of me.

Victor: Just… a little distance away. Like your freedom, yeah?

Jordan: Oh, you’re a damn cruel bastard.

Victor: You make it easy. Now, isn’t that pretty?

Jordan: I need food! Not more vodka! Oh!

Victor: I decide what you’ll get. Now, cheers.

Jordan: Damn you, come back here!

[ Jordan panting ]

Diane: I hate that we’re even having this conversation.

Jack: I am totally to blame for this. What can I do to reassure you that I am– that I am okay? That our future together is safe?

Diane: All right, well, why don’t you go some 12 step meetings? No matter what the reason, you broke your sobriety. And you keep saying you have it under control, but you let that poison back into your system. And there’s no telling how, or when, it could become a craving that you can’t say no to.

Jack: You’re right. I will go to a meeting today. And tomorrow and the next day. Will that change your mind?

Diane: Jack, you can’t do it for me. It has to be for you, or what’s the point?

Jack: I know, it is for me. But I would be disingenuous if I didn’t say it is also for us, for our happiness.

Diane: You’ve always been very good at knowing exactly what to say.

Jack: It kills me that I have hurt you this deeply.

Diane: It’s going to take more than an apology for me to be okay with what happened.

Jack: Okay, I understand, but loving you and being loved in return have brought me more joy than I– I knew existed. That I would do something to destroy that… crushes my heart. Please, I’m asking you please, don’t leave.

Victoria: Oh, good, you’re here.

Cole: Hey. I didn’t expect you back from the park so soon. All the fun that claire and harrison were having, I thought that that would’ve spilled right over into lunch.

Victor: Yeah, well, then summer showed up and that was the end of that.

Cole: So, is she still tense with claire?

Victor: That’s putting it mildly.

Cole: What did she say?

Victor: Summer didn’t have to say anything. No, no, not at all. She was perfectly and excruciatingly polite. But she couldn’t wait to get harrison away from claire. It was infuriating, and insulting, and it didn’t help that phyllis showed up with her dragon breath to play back-up.

Cole: How did claire take all this? You know, I just– I just hate the thought of our daughter feeling unwelcome.

Victoria: She tried to take it in stride, but she shouldn’t have to.

Victor: Well, this is a pleasant surprise.

Cole: Hey, victor.

Victoria: There you are, daddy. Hi. Good to see you.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria: You know, I saw joan when I walked in, and she said that you were here, but she hadn’t seen you. Where were you at?

Victor: I just went down to the stables. To feed califa some carrots.

Victoria: Aw, that’s so nice. That’s something that you and mom would love to do on a day like today.

Victor: And hopefully, will do soon again, you know.

Victoria: Yeah. You know, I know that she needs to be in rehab right now, and I want nothing more for her to get better, but I miss her so much.

Victor: So do I. It’s very, very upsetting. Anyway, the two of you wanted to talk to me about something? Please sit down.

Victoria: Yes, thank you. Yes, cole and I, we were talking and we wanted to discuss something about claire’s future. We wanted to run it by you.

Victor: Sure.

Cole: Victor, I think that you’re aware of how much it meant to claire when she helped with the children at the hospital.

Victor: I heard that she read to some child.

Cole: Yes, yes. Exactly.

Victor: How sweet.

Cole: Yeah. You know, it gave claire such a sense of purpose. And she enjoyed it so much, she’s talking about finding a job working with kids.

Victor: Huh, wow.

Victoria: And as luck would have it, kyle and summer happen to be looking for a new nanny for harrison. Who adores claire and she loves the idea of working with him. And actually kyle seems very open to the idea as well.

Cole: It just seems like a perfect fit.

Victor: Huh. So, what’s the problem?

Victoria: Summer, actually. She’s still wary of claire and she’s having a problem overlooking her history. And I was thinking that maybe if you could, you know, talk to her about it. I know that she would listen to you and maybe if you could vouch that maybe, maybe summer would change her mind about it.

Victor: Hm. Well, I won’t do that.

Victoria: Why not?

Victor: As much as I would love to help claire, every which way, I do not want her to be subject to the toxicity of the abbott household.

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Diane: I’ve gotta get to the office. I have that presentation.

Jack: No, not like this. You’re upset.

Diane: You know, it’s just too much, okay? Harrison being kidnapped, and then all this mess with ashley. And then all–

[ Diane sighs ]

Jack: And then what?

Diane: Nothing. Nothing. It’ll work itself out.

Jack: No, let me help.

Diane: I– I’ve got it covered. So jack, you’ll– you’ll go to that 12 step meeting?

Jack: I will go to the meeting.

Diane: Okay.

Jack: Diane… please reassure me that we are in a slightly better place than we were when we started this conversation.

Diane: I still need time.

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Victoria: Okay, dad, I know there’s no love lost between you and jack, but claire would mostly be dealing with harrison.

Victor: Okay, I understand that, but she’d be in close proximity to both jack abbott and diane jenkins. Jack abbott’s a fool. Diane jenkins is an opportunist. Nothing more.

Victoria: Jack wasn’t partying with mom. He took those pill to shock some sense into her.

Victor: Cole, were you filled in on what happened?

Cole: Victoria told me everything.

Victor: Do you know how close they were to it becoming a total disaster? No, I don’t want claire to be subject to that, okay? I don’t want any of my family to have anything to do with the abbotts ever again.

Victoria: Okay, well we both know that summer is never gonna go along with that.

Victor: That’s another story, okay? Claire has no reason at all to involve herself with that family. Ever.

Kyle: Again, seeing claire was unplanned.

Summer: I got it. But you didn’t have to let him run off with her alone.

Kyle: Harrison was so happy to see her. He wanted to feed the ducks with her.

Summer: Oh yeah, and nothing bad could possibly happen to a small child near a large body of water.

Kyle: Okay, you’re blowing this out of proportion. They were barely out of sight.

Summer: The last time claire was barely out of sight with harrison, he was kidnapped.

Kyle: Summer, you can’t tell me you’re still holding onto the idea that she was involved in that.

Summer: I get it. She was a victim. But she’s still a reminder of everything that harrison went through, and he’s still recovering from the trauma.

Kyle: Yeah, and outings like today will help get things back to normal. Today, I saw a very happy little boy who totally bonded with someone who shared and survived a difficult experience with him.

Summer: Kyle, I was very clear on how I felt about claire spending time with our son.

Kyle: Yeah, and I couldn’t just blow her off once harrison saw her.

Summer: So, you blew me off instead? Just completely disregarded my feelings?

Kyle: Come on, summer.

Summer: No! Negotiating custody with you was difficult enough. I… I don’t know why you’re fighting me on this.

Kyle: I am not fighting you on it.

Summer: You are! I asked for one thing. That you keep claire away from harrison. I didn’t even insist that it be forever, even though that would suit me just fine.

Kyle: That’s hardly fair.

Summer: Do you realize that harrison’s not the only one that’s dealing with trauma? Kyle, every time I see her, I am right back in that place. Terrified that I’m never gonna see my son again. Desperate to find him. Maybe I need to not see claire’s face so that I can recover from the trauma too. I just, I really didn’t think that that was too much to ask. But did you– did you even try to respect my wishes?

Kyle: Summer, I wasn’t–

Summer: No, it was one day ago that I requested this of you. Were you even gonna tell me about this if I hadn’t run into you?

Kyle: I honestly didn’t think it was that huge a deal.

Summer: Right, so my feelings, what I want, just not a big deal to you.

Kyle: Okay. Don’t you think it would have been more upsetting to harrison if we ignored the friend he adores? That if we somehow treat claire as a villain, that it would be confusing to him?

Summer: It’s not that hard. All you had to do was say hi and keep moving.

Kyle: Understood. It’s over. Can we please be done talking about this?

Summer: Yeah, sure. We can be done talking about it. As soon as you tell me what victoria meant before she left. What was that about? (Vo) it’s shrimp your way.

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Kyle: Uh, victoria just wants people to give her daughter a chance.

Summer: That’s great. Doesn’t have to be us.

Kyle: You say that like we’re two random people on the street. You two are cousins, family. I mean, after everything claire’s been through, victoria’s just trying to protect her daughter like you were trying to protect harrison.

Summer: Harrison’s a child, kyle. Claire’s an adult. She can take care of herself. She has the entire newman family to show her love. She does not need you getting involved and dragging our son into it.

Kyle: At the risk of you shoving me into the lake, you’re overreacting.

Summer: So, that’s just it? You’re making unilateral decisions now? No more co-parenting, no more respecting each other’s wishes when it comes to raising our son? You’re just gonna ignore all of my boundaries when it comes to harrison from here on out?

Phyllis: Hey, guys, sorry to interrupt. Um, this little guy wants lunch. I’ll take him if you’d like.

Kyle: No, I’ve got it. How about a dad-style grilled cheese?

Harrison: Yeah.

Kyle: Yeah, let’s do it. We’ll finish this conversation later.

Summer: Oh, I’m gonna come to the house with you just in case claire decides to stop by for another surprise visit.

Victoria: I don’t think we should just dismiss this idea of her being harrison’s nanny just because you’re angry with jack.

Victor: Look, I have my own idea about my granddaughter’s future, all right?

Cole: You do?

Victoria: Oh, yeah, of course. I should have seen this coming.

Cole: Uh, well, does someone want to clue me in?

Victoria: Dad wants for claire what he wants for his children and his grandchildren, of course, to be a part of his legacy.

Victor: My idea is that the best use of claire’s intelligence and skills would be to follow in your footsteps. So, whenever you return to newman, she could become your assistant.

Victoria: Well, there’s a major problem with that.

Victor: What’s the problem?

Victoria: I haven’t decided if or when I will even return to newman.

[ Diane sighs ]

Diane: Not today.

Phyllis: I haven’t even said anything.

Diane: Yeah, well, whatever it is, I don’t want to hear it.

Phyllis: I want to talk to you about kyle.

Diane: What is it?

Phyllis: I just saw him at the park with harrison and claire. I got a problem with kyle.

Diane: Well, stand in line.

Phyllis: Are we possibly on the same side? Do you share summer’s concerns?

Diane: Summer’s concerns?

Phyllis: Yeah, with claire, victoria’s daughter. Um, I thought at first summer was being a little overprotective and high-strung about the whole thing. But, uh, yeah, I just saw them at the park with my own eyes. Claire’s being all palsy-walsy with harrison is very inappropriate. This is, you know, right after harrison was kidnapped by her aunt. I just think it’s weird. That’s all.

Diane: Well, claire was just as much a victim of jordan’s as harrison.

Phyllis: Um, yeah, whatever.

[ Phyllis sighs ] Don’t you think it’s weird? Someone with claire’s history. She just got out the psych ward, diane. That she’s spending so much time with harrison, a sweet, vulnerable little boy. I mean, what exactly is that about? (Vo) you might be used to living with your albuterol asthma

Victor: You’re not returning to newman? You can’t mean that.

Victoria: Not anytime soon, at least.

Victor: Don’t you realize that claire’s just in the process of finding herself? And you should damn well come back to newman, for heaven’s sake.

Victoria: Daddy, I want to focus on claire. I want to get to know her better. I mean, this is all just still so new.

Cole: With jordan dead, along with her threats, this is a chance for us to really help claire settle in with her new life. To help her figure out just what her purpose is going forward.

Victoria: The kids are going to be home soon. I want her to know them. I’ve got to prep her for that.

Victor: None of that prevents claire from working at newman enterprises. And none of that prevents you from coming back. I want claire to have a structured life. A job where she has fun, where she’s excited, she’s challenged. That’s the way you have felt at newman enterprises ever since you’ve worked here.

Victoria: But claire isn’t me and I want her to do what makes her happy.

Victor: Oh, come on now. This damn nanny job, what the hell kind of job is that? That’s not a long-term job. That’s not how you plan your future. She belongs at newman. With you. As your assistant. And I don’t want her anywhere near jack abbott.

Cole: Why not?

Victor: Because I said so.

Victoria: Dad?

Victor: What?

Victoria: Are you planning some kind of retaliation against jack for what happened to mom?

Victor: That son of a bitch almost ruined your mother’s life.

[ Summer chuckles ]

Kyle: Oh. You really didn’t need to come.

Summer: Well, there’s no place I’d rather be. Hanging out with my favorite little guy.

[ Summer laughs ] Jack. Didn’t expect to see you home on a work day.

Kyle: Dad’s working from home today. You all right?

Jack: Yeah, how could I not be? My favorite grandson just walked in. How were things at the park?

Harrison: We fed the ducks.

Jack: Oh, lucky ducks.

Harrison: You’re funny.

Summer: And now I think it’s time for someone to feed himself. Ready for that grilled cheese?

Harrison: Yes.

Summer: Let’s go.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure you’re all right?

Jack: Yeah, I’ll be fine.

Kyle: Hey, you know I know you pretty well. Putting me off only makes me try harder.

Jack: I don’t want to drag you into all this.

Kyle: Too late. I’ve never seen mom this upset with you. I want to help.

Jack: Your mother’s dealing with a lot of stress right now. Harrison’s kidnapping took a lot out of all of us. She’s still struggling. She’s on edge.

Kyle: That might be part of it. But you did almost die last night.

Jack: And I’m sorry she told you about those details.

Kyle: And I’m glad she did. The idea that we almost lost you… dad, thank god we didn’T. It makes sense that mom’s upset, but her anger towards you… the hurt? I mean, it’s next level. Is there something else you need to tell me? Is your relationship in trouble? Because if it is, I hope you know you can talk to me about it.

Diane: Phyllis, I just don’t want to get into this with you right now.

Phyllis: Oh, wow. Okay, I’m sorry. I’m expressing concern about our youngest family member, our grandbaby. So how awful of me, right?

Diane: No, you are stirring up trouble because you just can’t help yourself and you’ve decided that claire is your latest target.

Phyllis: We could have a situation on our hands.

Diane: We don’T. You have no restraint, no boundaries. Well, I am drawing one right now.

Phyllis: Claire could be a threat to harrison.

Diane: Or not. You know what? My family just went through a terrifying ordeal, and we’ve had enough drama, so why don’t you just stay in your own lane?

Phyllis: Um, summer’s my daughter, so I’m very much in my lane. She needs to know what her kid is up against.

Diane: Well, apparently you and your daughter have already decided that claire is a problem. Why don’t you give her the benefit of the doubt?

Phyllis: Are you kidding me? Her aunt is a lunatic. In and out of the psych ward? This girl could be a psycho in training for all we know.

Diane: Oh, my god, phyllis, do you hear these words coming out of your mouth? You and I have both been seen as psychos at different points of our lives. Oh, yes, we have. So all this finger pointing, it’s not a good look for either of us. ()

Phyllis: Listen, you, before you go off on me, from somebody who’s been epically demonized and criticized for my truth, I really wanted to see claire’s point of view.

Diane: It all comes back to you.

Phyllis: I understood claire. You know, empathized with her. I really did. And I told summer, stop being so overreactive, take a step back, don’t judge her, but… honestly, this girl… tried to kill her family. She’s a wild card.

Diane: She was brainwashed, and she’s gotten help, and the newmans have welcomed her with open arms.

Phyllis: Yeah, but the newmans are adults who can fend for themselves with a wild card. Harrison cannot do that.

Diane: Yeah, but it’s not up to you.

[ Phyllis sighs ]

Phyllis: Listen, I wish, I wish that claire’s completely rehabilitated. I really do. But that doesn’t mean she has to be involved with our grandson.

Diane: I really don’t see that happening.

Phyllis: Hey, did you know that kyle thought it was a super-duper idea to have claire be harrison’s nanny?

Diane: What?

Phyllis: Yeah!

Diane: Kyle wouldn’t put his son in danger.

Phyllis: Oh, really? Well, listen to this. Summer wanted to err on the side of caution, so she politely requested to kyle to keep that woman away from her son, and guess what happened?

Diane: I don’t know, but you’re dying to tell me.

Phyllis: Yeah, I was just at the park, and um, kyle was there with harrison and claire. They’re out there looking at ducks or something, despite summer’s very, very reasonable request to keep claire away from harrison.

Diane: All right, phyllis, this is up to kyle and summer to figure out.

Phyllis: I know, but you see, kyle doesn’t really care what summer has to say, so now we have to intervene. You and me, and possibly jack.

Diane: No, no, no, no, that’s enough. We are not going to intervene about any of this, and I am not about to tell jack about it either.

Phyllis: What is going on with you?

Diane: Nothing. I am– I am late for a meeting at the office.

Jack: Your mother feels I went too far, chose to put my life on the line to save nikki, of all people, and needless to say, that didn’t sit well.

Kyle: You saw a friend who needed help. You did what you thought you had to do to save her. I understand why you did it, even if I hate you took the risk.

Jack: I know it seems extreme, but I just felt I had no options.

Kyle: Mom doesn’t feel that way.

Jack: No, she does not.

Kyle: And she’s really broken up about it. Playing into all the what-ifs, how it could have gone wrong, even if it didn’T.

Jack: I understand her upsets. I regret hurting her, I really do, but some part of me wants to think she will eventually understand why I did what I did.

Kyle: What if that doesn’t happen?

Jack: When I walked in on the two of you earlier, you seemed to be dealing with a lot more than her anger toward me. When I talked with her later, she brought up another thing that was bothering her. Could you perhaps be that other thing?

Kyle: Mom’s convinced herself that I am trying to undermine her at work. I try to help her when she makes mistakes, but instead of seeing it as teamwork or showing gratitude, she accuses me of being out to get her.

Jack: She’s not making mistakes, kyle. Her work has been impeccable. You are the one creating this scenario.

Kyle: That makes no sense.

Jack: It makes sense if you are still feeling resentful about my choosing your mother over you for the ceo position.

Victor: I am not planning a damn thing, all right? I want to protect my granddaughter as I protect everyone in this family. Jack abbott is this far away from being addicted again. What if he starts popping pills? Do you think I want claire near that?

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Cole: Okay, well, I guess we know where he stands.

Victoria: Classic dad.

Cole: Now listen, is this really about jack being sober or not?

Victoria: I think this is about jack being the reason that mom is serious about getting sober.

Cole: All right, is it passive resentment or is it something else?

Victoria: There’s definitely nothing passive about this. Dad can deny it all he wants, but he is definitely planning something and he doesn’t want us anywhere near the abbotts when it happens.

Jordan: Victor! Victor! Tell me what you want and let me out of here!

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Sally: How do you know when it’s finally time to cut and run?

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

Lily: I have been very loyal to jill, and this is a complete betrayal. So, we have to respond accordingly.

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

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

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Summer gets angry with Kyle for letting Harrison feed the ducks with Claire at the park and they have a long argument about the situation.

Phyllis tries to get Diane to ask Kyle to respect Summer’s wishes about Claire, but Diane thinks Claire deserves the benefit of the doubt and she also thinks that she and Phyllis should stay out of Kyle and Summer’s business.

Victoria asks Victor to talk to Summer and try and persuade her to let Claire be Harrison’s nanny. Victor tells Victoria that he won’t do that because Claire shouldn’t be a nanny she should be her assistant when she returns to work at Newman Enterprises. Victoria tells Victor she doesn’t want to return to work anytime soon because she wants to spend time with Claire. Victor is upset about that because he thinks Victoria and Claire should work at Newman Enterprises.

Diane and Jack continue to argue about what Jack did to help Nikki. Jack promises Diane he will go to meetings even though he insists his sobriety was never at risk because he only took pills one time to help Nikki.

Victoria worries that Victor will do something to Jack because of what happened with Nikki. Victor assures Victoria that he won’t do anything to Jack, but Victoria knows her father too well.

Victor goes down to the wine cellar to give Jordan a bottle of Vodka. Victor tells Jordan that he will decide when or if she goes free. Jordan offers to do any dirty work he needs done in exchange for her freedom.

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Phyllis: You seem tired and run down.

Summer: Um, I’m okay. I’ll be okay. Yeah.

Phyllis: Harrison? How’s harrison?

Summer: Harrison’s actually seeming to do pretty well. I’m keeping a very close eye on him for any signs of the trauma that he’s been through, but he seems okay so far. I, on the other hand, am still a little bit on edge.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. I understand that. I understand. I would be too. I’d be very cautious.

Summer: Yeah, we’re gonna keep harrison out of school for another day just to see. And kyle’s spending some one-on-one time with him this morning.

Phyllis: Oh, good. That’ll be good for them. Both of them.

Summer: Yeah.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: I just really want things to go back to normal so that we can put all of this behind us.

Phyllis: Yeah, uh, that’s gonna take some time. You gotta be patient for that, but it will take time. Just wait it out.

Summer: Unfortunately, harrison keeps on asking about claire. Kyle’s doing nothing to discourage it.

Phyllis: Well, do you want him to?

Summer: Yes, absolutely.

Phyllis: I– I just– from what I heard, is that claire was as much as a victim to jordan as harrison was.

Summer: Mom, please don’t tell me that you’re gonna side against me on this.

Phyllis: Oh, my gosh, no, never. Hey, listen, if there was any side to be on, it would be your side, always. I just heard, I was told that, you know, claire’s not to blame in any of this.

Summer: Maybe not directly, but in my mind, claire is never gonna be innocent. Never.

Victoria: This is nice, you know? The two wo of us just getting to spend the morning together.

Claire: Yeah, it’s a beautiful day. It’s a beautiful park. I saw a plaque back there that said katherine chancellor, that the park was named after her. Did you know her?

Victoria: Yes. Everybody in genoa city knew katherine. She– she was an icon. She was loved and respected all around the world. She was my godmother.

Claire: Well, I wanna know more about her and her connection to the newmans. I wanna know everything that I’ve missed over the years.

Victoria: Don’t worry about it. It would be my pleasure to tell you everything and anything that you wanna know. We have all the time in the world for that.

Claire: All the time. I can’t help but wonder, mom, if maybe that’s a mistake.

Victoria: A mistake? What– what do you mean? Spending time together is a mistake?

Claire: No, no, of course not. I love spending every moment we can together. It’s amazing. You’re amazing. But jordan’s dead now, and I’m beginning to find my footing. I– I’ve been thinking of getting a job of my own.

Victoria: Oh, well, that’s good. That’s a good thing, right?

Claire: Yes, it is. And it’s why I think maybe you don’t need to be so worried about me and think about getting back to work. I want to see you back in action.

Kyle: Hey, bud. You about ready? I got your duck feed here. It’s one more day of hooky and then back to school for you, young man.

Diane: Well, you sound like you’re in a good mood. Hearing you so happy and relieved almost helps my own.

Kyle: Well, not so much, I see. Doesn’t look like you got much sleep.

Diane: Got a little.

Kyle: I’m guessing you’re still upset about dad not coming home the other night? I mean, what actually happened? I feel like I’m missing something here.

Diane: He was gone all night. Does there need to be anything more?

Kyle: And I’m guessing the friend he was helping out was nikki. That’s why victor was over here the next morning, furious. And it’s why you still are upset about something.

Diane: I am.

Kyle: So, I can’t believe I’m about to ask this, but, um, look, it– it’s out there. Dad and nikki, they’re just– just friends, right?

Diane: Kyle, I don’t think your dad cheated on me with nikki newman. But what he did was just as bad. Maybe even worse.

Jack: I know you’re angry with me, victor. I’m not here to argue that. But can you at least tell me how nikki is doing? Wanna know a secret?

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Kyle: Let me get this straight. Dad contacted his old dealer, my former friend, kieran, to get his hands on some pills he used to be addicted to.

Diane: Yeah, it was this ridiculous plan to save nikki, who apparently was on some drunken bender. And I swear to you, kyle, I have tried to understand the risk your father took. I’ve– I’ve gone over it again and again, but the more I think about it, the more I realize I’m not– I’m not just upset, I’m furious.

Kyle: It’s a lot.

Diane: It’s outrageous. And I– I can’t stop thinking about what could’ve happened.

Kyle: But it didn’T.

Diane: Yeah, but that’s not the point. An addict willingly took pills.

Kyle: I know. And– and to a certain extent, I guess I can see where you’re coming from.

Diane: To a certain extent? Do you even hear what I’m saying? Your father risked everything. He– he risked our marriage, our future, his– his family, his sobriety, even his life. Everything. I mean, yeah, yeah, I’m– I’m so happy that nikki’s okay and that she’s finally getting the help she needs. But your father’s actions make it clear that he thought of nothing and no one beyond that. How could he have put us through that? How could he have taken that chance without a moment’s hesitation?

Kyle: Well, clearly, he thought it was an extreme situation. And he saw no other way out of it. So, he did what he did.

Diane: He mixed pills with vodka. I mean, is that what you would’ve done? Is that what anyone in their right mind would’ve done in that situation?

Kyle: Mom, dad knows nikki in a way you and I don’T.

Diane: Oh, so what? He could’ve suffered fatal consequences. That’s why what he did was stupid. And it was incredibly selfish.

Kyle: How can you consider that selfish when he only did it to save nikki’s life? I mean, he could have died. And that’s horrible to even think about. But selfish? Come on.

Diane: Why would he have done something so reckless when he has a family who loves and needs him? I mean, tell me, kyle, how would you feel if you had found out that your dad had died, that he had od’d in some athletic club suite? No. What he did was selfish. He put everything at risk.

Victor: How my wife is doing is none of your damn business.

Jack: I’m her sponsor, of course it’s my business.

Victor: You’re a hell of a sponsor. Your actions drove her into hell, from which she was afraid she would never return.

Jack: But she did return. And she decided what was best for her.

Victor: And you give yourself credit for that? Is that it? She had to call the damn paramedics to save your ass. Now, you turn around and make it as if you saved her life?

Jack: Okay, I’m not gonna argue this with you. Nikki finally made her own decision about going to rehab.

Victor: And that was up to me to convince her to do that.

Jack: No one decides when or how nikki gets sober. Only nikki can get herself there. And she did. Isn’t that what matters?

Victor: And what you did was unconscionable.

Jack: My conscience is clear.

Victor: That only shows me how delusional you are.

Jack: Hold on.

Victor: Is your ego that big and that fragile, you can’t admit that you made a huge mistake?

Kyle: Again, mother, dad did what he had to do for the sake of his friend. Was it the best choice from our point of view? Absolutely not. But I guess I can see how it came from the right place.

Diane: How? So, if he had died, at least I could say his heart was in the right place?

Kyle: Mom, we just went through hell with jordan. And I admit, I wasn’t thinking straight. All I wanted to do was bring harrison home. And yeah, I promised you and dad that I wouldn’t go after jordan alone. But if I had seen her going into that motel instead of leaving it, there is nothing that would’ve stopped me from charging in there to save harrison.

Diane: Well, that’s completely different. You can’t even compare the two. Harrison was in danger. Nikki was drunk. And not for the first time, I might add. Yes, eventually, she might’ve been able to drink herself to death, but she wasn’t in any immediate danger. Jack overreacted.

Kyle: Okay, I’ll give you that. I’m just saying I understand his motivation to act quickly to save nikki from going off a cliff.

Diane: Do you realize that we could be planning your father’s funeral right now? All because he had to rush in and save nikki from herself. He just had to be her hero.

Kyle: Really, mom? I wonder if this anger isn’t coming from jealousy. Don’t you know how much dad loves you? Depression is a journey.

Summer: I just don’t understand why kyle has so much sympathy for claire. Yes, I know that she was abducted with harrison. And I know that she didn’t directly contribute to him being stolen from his bed in the middle of the night, but she is, in her own way, responsible for it. Claire was jordan’s front woman in town to begin with.

Phyllis: Okay, all I’m saying is, come on. Jordan was the psycho here. I mean, she’s the one obsessed. And she would’ve found her way here with or without claire. You know that.

Summer: But she could’ve never pulled off all of the horrific things that she’s done without claire, her willing accomplice. And everybody just can forget all about that? How she poisoned practically the entire newman family, and they’re just all perfectly okay with it now?

Phyllis: I understand what you’re saying. No one’s perfectly okay with it now.

Summer: Mom, what does that say about her level of psychosis? That she was willing to murder five people? How does somebody even get to that point? How are we supposed to know that she can’t get there again?

Victoria: You want to see me in action? Oh, well, um, you’re looking at it.

Claire: This is it?

Victoria: Yeah, this is it. I– I took time off from newman because I wanted to spend time with you. You’re my number one priority. And when the kids get home from school, spending time with the three of you will be my number one priority. You know, maybe we can, um, we can talk to reed, maybe visit him, and we’ll have the summer adventure of a lifetime. Yes, I actually have thought about this a little bit, as you can tell.

Claire: But you could be doing so much more. You could be running newman enterprises.

Victoria: Listen to me. I– I just got you back. I wanna focus on you. I– I wanna get to know you, the daughter that I never had the opportunity to know.

Claire: But I know how much you loved being the head of the company. Don’t you miss it?

Victoria: Well, you know, growing up, I always looked up to my father, this powerful businessman that everyone respected and I loved the idea of working at newman enterprises so much that I started in the mailroom and I worked my way right to the top. But these past few months have given me perspective. And this time, leaving the corporate world, it’s different. This time I feel like I have a different purpose. And I have enough excitement in my life without getting bogged down with all of the office drama. No, thank you.

Claire: Well, I can understand that.

Victoria: I’m gonna tell you what I think.

Claire: Tell me.

Victoria: I think that maybe you’re trying to push me out of the nest because you’re actually ready to fly yourself.

Diane: Jealous of nikki? That’s what you think this is. You could’ve been left without a father and me without a husband, but no, no, no, mom’s just being jealous.

Kyle: What if it had been me? What if I had been in the state dad found nikki and it’s obvious he thought her life was at risk. So whether you see it that way or not, pills aside, it’s dad’s perception of the moment that really matters. What if he did what he felt like he had to do for my sake? How would you feel then?

Diane: It’s not the same thing. Jack would’ve come to me and we would’ve worked together to get you the help that you need to get through it because you’re our son. Nikki has her own husband and her own kids to come to her rescue.

Kyle: Nikki is one of dad’s closest friends. I mean, you wouldn’t expect him to just turn his back on her and walk away, would you? What’s the difference when you care for someone so deeply?

Diane: Turning one’s back and foolishly risking one’s life are two completely different things.

Kyle: Okay. As scary as it is, dad must’ve felt like he had the situation under control. I don’t know, mom. You know him. He doesn’t act recklessly.

Diane: Well, that’s why I’m so shocked by this.

Kyle: Mom, look at the bigger picture here. Harrison is safe. Nikki is safe. Dad is safe and I can’t imagine about to get hooked on pills again, so can we please just appreciate the moment here?

Diane: Oh, my god. So, you think I should just forget about this? Because an addict who just took pills again promises he’ll never take pills again? Really? Or do you just feel the need to always find the contrary position to mine?

Kyle: What? I don’t even know what you’re talking about.

Diane: Oh, come on. For months now, you’ve been disagreeing with everything I say at work. And now this? It’s like you won’t even try to see things from my perspective. (Man) it’s a little somethingi’ve done every night

Jack: My giant ego? Isn’t this about your giant ego and your being shattered that you did not know how far gone nikki was? Isn’t that why you’re coming after me?

Victor: Don’t you turn this back on me.

Jack: All I care about is that nikki survived. Had I not stepped in at the rate she was going, she would be drinking herself to death right now. Victor, I know how much you love her. Isn’t that the most important thing? She found the help she needs.

Victor: I want her to become strong and healthy around professionals, not amateurs like you.

Jack: I never claimed to be a professional, merely a friend trying to help someone I care a great deal about.

Victor: You put her life in jeopardy.

Jack: Nikki is okay.

Victor: She was absolutely petrified when you collapsed on that– she called the paramedics for heaven’s sake. You could’ve died!

Jack: None of that happened.

Victor: Let me tell you something. I’m warning you. Do not ever put her in harm’s way again because you would wish that you’d died in that damn hotel room. You got it?

Claire: I’m not trying to push you out of the nest.

Victoria: No, no. Of course you’re not trying to get your dear old mom off your back.

Claire: No, I’m not. I just– I don’t wanna see you holding yourself back for my sake. Even if you don’t wanna go back to newman right now, maybe there’s something else that you could get involved with to focus your drive and ambition.

Victoria: My ambition is getting to know you and to make sure that you feel secure and loved. What about the second part of what I said though? I’m not trying to pressure you and cole and I, you know, we want you to feel like you’re ready, but I mean, do you feel like you’re almost ready to fly?

Claire: I’m getting there. I feel strong and optimistic about my future, even if I have no idea what it might hold.

Victoria: I will be there. I will be there to cheer you on.

Claire: And I am so grateful to have you. But I wanna cheer you on too. I just– I really wanna see you get back to the normal life that you used to lead.

Victoria: Normal? I mean, this is normal. In fact, I have never felt better in my entire life than I do right now.

Kyle: Wait, what? How did you even get here?

Diane: You second guess every single thing I do at the office. You look for ways to undermine me at every turn, even though my work has been exemplary. And you know what? It’s bad enough that you’re doing it at jabot, but now you’re bringing it home. You won’t– you won’t even try to consider seeing my side.

Kyle: Mom, I’m sorry. Now, you’re just being unfair. Of course, I consider your viewpoint. I just don’t always agree with it.

Diane: Oh, well lately you never seem to agree with it.

Kyle: Okay. Now, you’re sounding paranoid. I don’t try to undermine you at the office. That’s ridiculous.

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Jack: I get the feeling I walked in on an argument and I’m willing to bet it’s about me.

Victor: I see you followed my suggestion. Ah. How many more bottles do you think I need to bring you before you… before you die? Before the world is rid of you? You’re poison. Nothing but poison. So I didn’t think I needed swiffer,

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Diane: Kyle, do you mind giving your father and me some privacy?

Kyle: Harrison and I were going to the park anyway, but before I go, dad, I wanna tell you something. Even though I hate it had to go so far, I understand why you had to take such desperate measures.

Jack: You told him what happened with nikki?

Diane: He’s not blind, you know. He knows that you’re her sponsor, he knows something awful happened, so he started to put the pieces together.

Jack: I wish you hadn’t filled in the blanks.

Diane: Well, too bad. You might need to keep nikki’s secrets, but don’t expect me to keep yours when you almost kill yourself.

Phyllis: Listen, I understand why you would have– no thanks. Um, concerns about claire. I get it, um…

[ Summer sighing ] Victoria and nikki, even victor, have accepted her. I don’t know what to say. You should consider that or maybe talk to them.

Summer: If it was just about them, you know what, maybe I would. But it’s not. This is about my son. And protecting him and I’m scared. I am scared that kyle is gonna let claire into his life. I mean, just the other day, she stopped by the abbott house to check in on harrison, just casually, and now she wants to see him more often. Oh yeah, sure, just go– go spend as much time as you want with my son. And kyle’s willing to let her do that, until I put my foot down.

Phyllis: You put your foot down about claire seeing harrison?

Summer: Yes.

Phyllis: Okay.

Summer: I don’t want her to see him. There’s no reason for it. I know that kyle claims that she and harrison have some sort of bond, but I don’t care. She is the reason that my son went through a trauma, and I don’t want him to be around that. Honestly, just the thought of her being near him makes me sick.

Cole: Hey.

Claire: Dad, hey.

Victoria: Hey, you made it.

Cole: Yes, and with something cool to drink.

Victoria: Thank you.

Claire: Total hero.

Cole: Yeah, right.

Claire: I was just telling mom that she needs to get back to work. I feel guilty that both of you have neglected your careers because of me. You haven’t been writing because of me.

Cole: Claire, my writing isn’t going anywhere. It’s gonna be there for me when I’m ready to get back to it. Besides, all that’s on my mind right now is just hanging out with you, all right? And you’re not– you’re not trying to get rid of me, are you?

Victoria: Yeah, exactly. That– that is exactly what I was afraid of.

Cole: Yeah, what’s up with that, claire?

Victoria: Is there something that you’re not telling your parents right now?

Cole: You’re not trying like to ditch us, are you?

Claire: No, of course not. I swear.

Cole: All right, good, good, because your mom and I are all about you right now.

Victoria: Absolutely, and while I think that it is fantastic that you’re being optimistic about your future, you know, I want to be available to help you chart it, if needed, and I’m sure that your father feels the same way, don’t you?

Cole: Yeah, yeah, all of those hours that we were– we didn’t know where you were. We were worried that jordan might’ve done something terrible to you. That was the worst feeling in the entire world.

Victoria: It was terrifying, not knowing if we were ever gonna see you again.

Cole: Yeah. So, you’re just going to have to grin and bear us hovering over you right now.

Harrison: Claire, hi!

Cole: Well…,

Victoria: So cute.

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Phyllis: There you go. All right, listen, I wanna be really clear. I understand how you feel. I understand. I know what it’s like to not want someone who you know is very dangerous around your kid. I get it. Just take some time is all I’m asking.

Summer: Believe me, mom, time is not gonna change how I feel about this.

Phyllis: Okay, okay. I’m just gonna say this. Don’t you think maybe you’re being a tad overprotective?

Summer: Well, that is just funny, coming from the most overprotective mom on the planet.

Phyllis: Exactly, you’re right. I am the most overprotective mom on the planet. You and your brother say that all the time. Yes. I also know what it’s like to want a second chance. I’ve begged everybody in this town for a second chance, a third chance, a fourth, fifth chance.

Summer: Okay, mom, I know that you’ve done insane things in your life and probably more that I don’t know about, but if you tried to kill five people and you were willing to watch them die, that is news to me.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, I’m not saying that claire and i are the same.

Summer: My son was kidnapped. I’m allowed to feel this way. I’m allowed to be on edge.

Phyllis: Of course you are. I agree with you, but it just seems like everybody has forgiven her and people that you love and trust.

Summer: That’s because they all feel sorry for her. It doesn’t change the fact that she could still be dangerous.

Phyllis: Listen, the newmans may be a lot of things– thank you very much. But they are not pushovers. And victor has her living at the ranch and your father has totally forgiven her. Same with victoria. That says something. You should just talk to them. That’s all I’m asking. And let me ask you this. Have you noticed any bit of psychosis from claire yourself?

Summer: It doesn’t matter. I’m not gonna take a chance. Not when it comes to my son. And– and kyle’s willing to let claire be harrison’s new nanny? I mean, in what world does that make any sense?

Phyllis: Wait a second. Kyle wants claire to be harrison’s nanny? That is ridiculous. That’s taking it too far. I absolutely agree with you on that.

Summer: Thank you. So, there is absolutely no reason to force this issue about claire spending time with harrison. ‘Cause actually there is no issue. Over my dead body will I ever let that happen.

Victoria: Hi, harrison.

Cole: Hey, man. You are looking pretty cool.

Harrison: Hey claire, wanna go see the ducks?

Kyle: Oh, buddy, claire’s hanging out with her parents right now.

Victoria: No, it’s fine. Yeah, go ahead. Go.

Claire: Well, it’s too bad we don’t have any bread to feed them.

Kyle: Well, we’ve been reading up on ducks and we brought some treats to surprise them. They like peas and oats.

Victoria: Oh!

Cole: You learn something new every day.

Claire: It sounds like you and your dad already have big plans.

Kyle: Well, you two go ahead. I’ll watch.

Claire: Thanks. I wonder if we’ll find which duck is the hungriest.

Kyle: Hey, stay close now.

Victoria: Look at the two of them. I mean, look, they’re smiling and safe even after everything they’ve been through.

Cole: Hm.

Victoria: I love how harrison has taken to claire. She’s so good with kids.

Kyle: Yeah, apparently so.

Victoria: I know that the kidnapping and all the confusion surrounding it, I know that it’s– it’s left a lasting impression on summer.

Kyle: Yeah, I won’t lie. Summer’s worried that claire will be a reminder of the trauma harrison went through, but I haven’t seen any signs of that at all. If anything, it seems he feels more reassured around her.

Cole: Well, actually that makes sense. They both went through something scary and miraculously came out on the other side pretty much unscathed. That’s a strong bond for two people to share.

Victoria: Which is why it would be great for claire and harrison if maybe you and summer would try her out as your nanny? I mean, wouldn’t that be wonderful if it worked out?

Victor: By the way, were you ever good at playing chess? It’s all about figuring out your opponent’s next move, you know?

Jordan: Shut up and let me out of here.

Victor: You certainly played the long shot, didn’t you? I mean, you raised claire long enough so she’d finally get access to my family.

Jordan: Are you listening to me, victor newman? Let me out of here. I can’t take this anymore.

Victor: But you screwed up, didn’t you? You walked right into my trap. If advanced lung cancer

Kyle: I don’t argue that claire would be a good fit, but summer’s gonna need more time. Her feelings about claire are still pretty raw. I mean, she was traumatized, as we all were, when harrison was taken, but it’s been hard for her to get past the belief that claire was in on it.

Victoria: But she knows for a fact that that’s just not true.

Kyle: Intellectually, yes. She knows she was wrong, but she had a deep, visceral reaction when harrison was taken, and she needs more time for that fear to fade.

Victoria: Well, I mean, I understand. We were equally horrified when claire disappeared. It’s not something that you easily forget.

Kyle: So, as much as we need a nanny and claire is interested, summer needs to be completely comfortable and on board to hire her.

Cole: No decisions have to be made today. I mean, right now, they’re just two pals that are feeding some ducks, which is a lot more than we could’ve expected not too long ago.

Victoria: You’re right. You’re right. Claire was trying to get me a job, and here I am trying to find her one.

Cole: Yeah, well, all in due time. You know, things will happen when they’re supposed to.

Victoria: Right.

Cole: You know, actually, I have to–

Victoria: Oh, you have to take off?

Cole: Yes, I do. So, I’m going to see you and claire later on today. Kyle, really good to see you. And I couldn’t be more happy that your child is home safe.

Victoria: Yeah.

Kyle: Same here.

Cole: Take care.

Victoria: Okay, see ya. Look, uh, regardless of the job, if there’s anything that I can do to put summer’s mind at ease where claire is concerned, I mean, we’re family, and I would hope that we could all get along, you know?

Kyle: I know. This is something summer’s gonna have to get past on her own. And I honestly can’t guarantee she really will.

Phyllis: Hm. I thought you said that kyle was spending time with harrison.

Summer: Yeah, they were supposed to be feeding the ducks.

Claire: We definitely found the hungriest duck.

Kyle: Ah.

Jack: I know you’re upset, but I don’t know what else I can say except I’m sorry and nothing like this will ever happen again, I promise.

Diane: Well, I certainly hope not because next time, you might not be so lucky to survive it.

Jack: Oh, okay. I realize I may have pushed things a bit too far.

Diane: You know what? I don’t think you do. I don’t think you’ve grasped the severity of what has happened. You know, I– I agreed for you to be your ex-wife’s sponsor, even though I didn’t like it, and I was worried about your own sobriety, and I have bitten my tongue every time you ran out of here at the drop of a hat because nikki called or nikki texted, but this goes way beyond that, and– and I can’t ignore the alarm bells ringing.

Jack: I understand that you’re hurt and angry.

Diane: No, jack, I don’t think you get it. This isn’t just hurt and angry about an argument or something. You risked everything we have, everything we value, everything we’ve worked so hard to achieve. We went through hell to be together and then– and then you would just throw it all away like that? Why?

Jack: I don’t know how many ways I can say this. I had things under control.

Diane: Until you didn’T. You know, this whole thing has really made me question your judgment. It’s made me question everything that I thought we had.

Jack: Wait, wait, wait. Please don’t feel like that.

Diane: Oh, god. You have no idea how I feel. What you did was an outright betrayal of our love and our trust.

Jack: That was never my intention.

Diane: Well, it might not have been your intention, but it’s what happened, and– and honestly, I don’t– I don’t know how I’m going to get past this.

Jack: Wait. What do you mean by that?

Diane: I– you know, I– I need some– I need some time on my own, time– time away from you, so I can sort through this and– and think the whole thing through.

Jack: I don’t know what there is to sort through. What happened, happened. It’s over. I promised you nothing like that will ever happen again.

Diane: Yeah, but can you really promise me that? I mean, I– I think I need some distance for both of our sake.

Jack: But why?

Diane: Why? For your sobriety. If I stay here in your face all hurt and angry, is that gonna send you back to the pills? Or maybe if I walk away, that will be the trigger. I mean, I don’t know. I just feel– I just feel so hurt and confused and I just don’t know the right thing to do.

Victor: Taunting your jailer. Not a good idea.

Jordan: Shut up. Shut up, hear me?

Victor: Want some more booze? Maybe I should administer to you intravenously. How’s that? As you did with nikki.

Jordan: Okay, I get it, I get it.

Victor: What do you think?

Jordan: I hear you, all right? You’re satisfying your god complex by keeping me trapped here, so go ahead. Go ahead, gloat. Gloat all you want. But you know what? You could’ve ended my life by now, but you haven’T. And why not? Do you think there’s a chance I might still escape?

Victor: You think you have a chance?

Jordan: Let me out of here and just put me in an actual prison.

Victor: Hm.

Jordan: Come on, damn it, what do I have to do?

Victor: I have an idea.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, May 9, 2024

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Victor and Diane are both angry at Jack. Victor is angry because he thinks Jack put Nikki in harm’s way. Victor tells Jack that if he puts Nikki in harm’s way again he will wish he had died in that hotel room.

Diane tells Jack she feels betrayed that he risked his life and their marriage for Nikki. Diane tells Jack she needs time apart from him to think about things. Diane is angry that Kyle takes Jack’s side in the situation with Nikki.

Claire wants Cole and Victoria to go back to work but they say they want to spend time with her.

Summer tells Phyllis that she doesn’t trust Claire and will never be Harrison’s nanny. Kyle and Harrison see Claire at the park and Kyle lets Harrison feed the ducks with Claire. Summer arrives at the park and sees Claire with Harrison.

Victor goes to Jordan’s cell. Jordan begs Victor to turn her into the police and put her in a regular jail. Jordan tells Victor she will do anything to get out of that cell. Victor tells Jordan that he has an idea of what she can do to get out of that cell.

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Audra: Thank you.

Nate: Hello, stranger.

Audra: Nate!

Nate: It’s been a while.

Audra: Yeah, you know, I’ve been meaning to call you, but I’ve just been–

Nate: Busy, yeah, yeah, I get it. Me too, me too. So, uh, where’s, uh, tucker?

Audra: Hm. I don’t know. Around.

Nate: Ah, well, you two are usually joined at the hip. Hope that means you got wise and kicked him to the curb.

Audra: Oh, well, sorry to disappoint you, but tucker and i are as solid as ever.

Nate: Ah, too bad.

Audra: Is it?

Nate: Isn’t it?

Audra: Well, we’re independent people who do independent things, which i think it’s healthy in a relationship. You should try it sometime.

Nate: Ooh, smack.

Audra: Well, you deserved that.

Nate: Look, look, I didn’t come over here to argue with you, audra. Um, truth is, I miss our friendship.

Audra: Then stop badgering me about tucker.

Nate: Tucker mccall is a cold, ruthless s-o-B. He deserves a lot worse than badgering.

Audra: That’s a good start.

Nate: I just hope you see it one day. Tucker cares about tucker. Always has. Always will.

Audra: Well, sorry to disappoint you, but, um, that ruthless son of a bitch turned this entire restaurant into a café in paris where, uh, he proposed to me. I have to say, I’ve never seen him more loving and tender.

Nate: And you don’t see that as a giant red flag?

Audra: No.

Nate: Come on, audra. You’re smarter than that.

Audra: Oh, come on.

Nate: Look, all tucker was trying to do was recreate a better version of his failed paris honeymoon with ashley, which doesn’t surprise me at all. What does surprise me is you not seeing it for what it really is.

Alan: Ashley? Hi.

Ashley: Hello, alan.

Alan: Um, I just want to let you know I checked out of the hotel and I booked a flight for europe this afternoon.

Ashley: You’re leaving. How sad.

Alan: Well, it’s a couple of hours before my flight takes off, so I was wondering if maybe I could see you before I go.

Ashley: Um, a couple of hours to psychoanalyze me. Isn’t that what you really mean?

Abby: So, mamie called an emergency meeting at chancellor-winters today. Why? What is it about?

Devon: Your guess is as good as mine. Billy wasn’t invited, whatever that means.

Abby: Well, that might be a good thing. And lily?

Devon: Oh, yeah. She’ll be there. And so will nate. One big happy family.

Abby: Don’t engage. Don’t engage.

Tucker: Hi.

Devon: Hi.

Tucker: You two are looking well.

Abby: Thank you. Now, is there anything else?

Devon: Abby.

Abby: Devon, I’m sorry, but you know exactly what’s gonna happen. He’s gonna pull out his nice guy act and try to butter us up. I’ve seen it far too many times.

Tucker: Actually, you’re right, abby. I was hoping to at least temporarily soften your opinion of me.

Abby: Too late.

Tucker: There’s a favor I would like to ask of you both.

Lily: Great. Keep me posted. Thanks. Hi. Uh, you’re early. I thought we weren’t meeting for half an hour.

Mamie: Well, I was hoping that we could talk beforehand.

Lily: Okay.

Mamie: The last time that we spoke, things got a bit heated, and I regret that. I’m just hoping that we’ll be able to push through, you know, because the stakes are so high.

Lily: Yeah, I– I would like to make peace, too.

Mamie: Good. I’m glad to hear that.

Lily: So, what is this meeting about?

Mamie: Oh, well, I– I would prefer to wait until everyone’s arrived. I promise. It’s gonna be worth it.

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Audra: Thank you. I think you’re reaching.

Nate: For what?

Audra: Hm. Anything to justify your completely inaccurate analysis of tucker’s and my relationship.

Nate: If you say so.

Audra: I mean, are you forgetting that I’ve known tucker for years? That we have our own history in paris long before that clown show with ashley. So, your thesis is missing a few facts.

Nate: You can tell yourself whatever you want to, audra, but it won’t change the outcome. And did you say yes, by the way?

Audra: Yes to what?

Nate: Tucker’s marriage proposal. You’re here casually discussing it with me, so that gives me hope you weren’t foolish enough to say yes.

Audra: Why the hell do you care so much about what I do with tucker?

Nate: I thought we were friends, audra, and– and that’s what friends do. They tell each other the truth.

Audra: Are you sure that’s all it is, nate?

Nate: What else would it be?

Audra: Oh, I don’t know. But if I had to make a solid guess, I might wonder if there’s some secret infatuation going on with me here.

[ Nate chuckles ]

Nate: Okay, um, hypothetically speaking, would it matter to you if I told you there was?

Abby: See? You just made my point. Can we go now?

Devon: Listen, we’re not in any place to be handing out or taking favors from each other, okay?

Tucker: Just hear me out, at least. You can give me that much, can’t you?

Devon: Sure.

Tucker: So I’m still on dom’s music class email list, and I heard about a performance coming up. I would very much like to attend it.

Abby: No.

Devon: Yeah, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I’m sorry.

Tucker: May I ask why?

Devon: Yeah, ’cause we want that day to be about dominic, and not about you trying to force your way in and cause a scene.

Tucker: Cause a scene?

Devon: Yeah.

Tucker: I– I just wanna attend the performance.

Devon: Well, what about after the show? Like when the parents want to get together and take the kids out and get ice cream and stuff. Are you gonna guilt us into including you? Or are you just gonna show up and clap and support him? ‘Cause you know nothing’s changed since the last time I asked you to keep your distance. You’re still the same guy.

Tucker: Uh, uh… wait a minute. Before you go, abby, I wanted to ask you. Is your mother doing any better?

Abby: Better than what?

Alan: Ashley, I am not trying to analyze you. I, um, I’m sorry you still see it that way. My hope is that we can be friends above everything else. That’s the only reason I came to help.

Belle: I know you can hear me, ms. Abbott. Alan is ashley’s safe way home, not your nutty idea.

Ashley: There’s somebody at the door. Excuse me.

Belle: Killing tucker is just sheer madness.

Alan: Ashley?

Ashley: Hold on.

Belle: This is how we save ashley. She needs to fall in love again. Why can’t you see that?

Alan: Um, are you still there? Ashley?

Ashley: Yeah. Hi. Where were we?

Alan: I’m not sure.

Ashley: I think you were just saying that you had a couple of hours to kill before your flight. And you wanted to see me, didn’t you?

Alan: Yes.

Ashley: Okay. Great. Well, I would love to see you. I mean, if the invitation is still open.

Alan: Um, well, great. Okay, should I come to you or–

Ashley: No, I’ll– I’ll go to your hotel, okay?

Alan: I look forward to it.

Ashley: Yeah, me too. I’ll see you soon.

[ Southern accent ] Oh, yeah. Woo! Feels so good to be free. Oh, y’all are gonna be so grateful you let me out. Here I come. Depression is a journey.

Abby: Why are you asking me about my mother?

Tucker: Concern. Just hoping she’s found her footing.

Abby: Well, if you’re referring to the incident that happened between the two of you in paris, where no one can figure out what actually happened, that’s ancient history.

Tucker: Have you seen her lately?

Abby: I talk to my mom all the time, tucker.

Tucker: In person?

Abby: Wait, how does this concern you? Wow, it really is an amazing sense of entitlement how you just put yourself in areas that don’t concern you at all.

Devon: What are you getting at? Why are you even asking?

Tucker: I think you might wanna check in on her a little more regularly. Take care.

Abby: So he’s– he’s talking to me about family? Why? Because he’s so good at it?

Devon: I don’t know. Everything’s a game with that guy. He’s always trying to make people think he’s a changed man.

Abby: Well, he’s still talking about my mother, which means he hasn’t changed at all.

Audra: You know, I would be so flattered if you were secretly pining away for me, nate.

Nate: Oh, really? Are we going to ignore the fact that I said this was hypothetical?

Audra: So you’re not into me? Not even a little bit?

Nate: Uh-huh. Fishing for compliments.

Audra: I’m just on the hunt for the truth?

Nate: If I were, which I’m not, I wouldn’t be so subtle about it. You’d know.

Audra: Whatever. I’m just giving you a hard time.

Nate: And I’m trying to figure out what it would take to pull you away from that man. As your friend.

Audra: Hm. I know you’re my friend, nate. And I am grateful and touched that you’re so protective of me. But if it does make you feel any better, I did turn down tucker’s marriage proposal.

Nate: I figured as much. But it’s good to hear.

Audra: Well, not because I don’t want to be with him, but because marriage to me is an archaic institution.

Nate: Is that like a campaign slogan of yours?

Audra: Uh, I mean it. Okay, I– I don’t need some contract to be with the person I love.

Nate: I’m not saying you do. But most folks get around to it sooner or later. Who knows? You might change your mind.

Audra: Well, thankfully, I’m not most folks.

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Nate: Uh, I really want to finish this conversation.

Audra: Yeah, but when the topic of marriage comes up, look who’s running. Now you know how I feel. And that won’t change.

Nate: I bet it might if the groom weren’t named tucker mccall.

Audra: What if he was named nate hastings?

Nate: Look, audra. You need to take those blinders off. You know you can’t commit to a man like that. A man you can’t trust. Tucker will break your heart, audra. The fact that he had to recreate paris and substitute you for ashley should tell you everything you need to know. I know you deserve better. I hope you know it too.

Audra: Nice seeing you, friend.

Ashley: Hi.

Alan: Oh, hello.

Ashley: I am so happy to see you.

Alan: Well, I was beginning to wonder after our last visit.

Ashley: I have to apologize for my very unpleasant behavior. It’s living with this family. You know, they’re just picking at me and prodding me. It’s like living under a microscope, you know?

Alan: Yeah, that must be– that must be difficult.

Ashley: Yeah, I have no words for it. But here I am treating you like you’re their guard dog instead of my dear friend. I hope you can forgive me.

Alan: Of course, I forgive you.

Ashley: Okay, ’cause the last thing I want is for you to think that I’m pushing you away.

Alan: Well, not too long ago you did tell me to pack my bags and head off to vienna.

Ashley: Don’t listen to me. Don’t listen to me at all. No, that was just me in the heat of the moment dealing with horrible siblings that don’t believe anything I say. I mean, I’m not mad at you. Honestly, I feel like you’re the only person in my life I can actually trust.

Alan: I’m very glad to hear that. And I want you to know that I am here to listen to whatever you have on your mind.

Ashley: Yeah?

Alan: Sing away.

Tech: Does your windshield have a crack?

Lily: Perfect. Thank you. Uh, mamie, I am sorry. I have to pass on your meeting today. I am way, way behind schedule.

Mamie: Lily, no. You can’t miss it. You must be here.

Lily: Okay, then what is this about? Why is it so important?

Mamie: When everyone has arrived–

Lily: Yes, yes, all will be revealed. I know, I know. Okay, well then, please, no surprises like last time, right?

Mamie: No, no surprises.

Lily: Okay, because it doesn’t exactly build trust.

Mamie: You have my word.

Lily: Okay.

Abby: Mamie, hi!

Mamie: Oh.

Devon: Hello.

Mamie: Abby.

Abby: So good to see you.

Devon: Hey, aunt mamie. How you doing?

Mamie: And how is my brilliant great-nephew?

Devon: Dominic’s doing fantastic.

Mamie: Oh.

Nate: Aunt mamie.

Mamie: Nate, my goodness, you seem to get more handsome every time I see you. So, well now, we are all here.

Lily: Uh, billy’s not here.

Mamie: Yeah, well, he won’t be coming.

Lily: Well, he’s a member of the board. So if this meeting’s important, then he should be here.

Mamie: This meeting is for family only, and I’m including abby in that.

Abby: Well, thank you very much. That means a lot. But I don’t think now is the time to separate camps. Billy is my family, too.

Mamie: Okay, good point. But in every family, big decisions have to be made for the greater good. And especially now, because this family business is really dysfunctional. I’ve stayed in the background. I’ve given you enough time to settle back in.

Lily: Okay, well now that I am settled back in, what are you thinking?

Mamie: Why don’t we all sit down, hmm? I believe that it’s time for us to reassess.

Devon: Reassess what, exactly?

Mamie: There’s been a splintering inside of this family. And I believe that it is billy and jill that have been causing you to turn on each other. And that is just not acceptable. That’s why I’m here. I’m going to fix this.

Ashley: I might have to find just a little–

Alan: Yes, please, have whatever you like there.

Tucker: Ashley?

Ashley: Oh, hi.

Tucker: Hi. Hi, tucker mccall.

Alan: Alan laurent.

Tucker: Alan, nice to meet you.

Alan: Nice to meet you.

Tucker: So, uh, you two know each other how?

Ashley: I don’t think that’s any of your business.

Alan: No, it’s– it’s okay. We met in paris years ago and we’ve been friends ever since.

Tucker: Oh, you know, come to think of it, I do recall ashley mentioning you before. What is it you do again?

Alan: Oh, just some academic work, guest lecturing, that sort of thing.

Tucker: Oh, well, I suppose if you’ve been friends for years, you know who I am.

Alan: Yes, we have, uh, discussed your relationship.

Tucker: Oh.

Ashley: Actually, alan is being very modest. He’s a brilliant psychologist. An even more brilliant friend. Actually, alan is the one that made me realize I was wrong about that fight we had in the café, remember?

Tucker: Thank you.

Alan: Happy to help.

Tucker: And you’re here now to…

Alan: I am just here as a friend.

Tucker: Well, I think, uh… I think your timing couldn’t be better.

Nate: Aunt mamie, we all appreciate your emotional and financial investment in this company, but I think you’re overreacting.

Mamie: Not from what I’ve been seeing and hearing. Do you know what it took for me to get all of you together in this room?

Lily: Well, we have disagreements, like any other company, but we work them out.

Mamie: Like you denying a seat for nate on the board of chancellor-winters.

Lily: Because it’s too soon.

Mamie: So, you’re still punishing him.

Lily: I’m not punishing him. We’ve talked about it, we’ve moved on, and I think you should, too.

Mamie: Is that right, nate? Have you moved on?

Nate: Look, I’m not gonna deny that I was upset at first. Yes, I was hurt, angry. I can admit that. But I thought about it and I talked it over with lily, and I saw her point.

Mamie: Well, then, I think that you deserve a medal for turning the other cheek, honey.

Nate: Aunt mamie, what I did was unconscionable, okay? You weren’t here. You didn’t see it or experience it. I betrayed this company. And worse than that, I betrayed my own family. And quite frankly, the only reason I’m sitting here is because of lily and devon’s forgiveness and generosity. And of course, I owe a lot of that to you. And I hate saying this, but if there’s any tension going on around here, I think it’s coming from you.

Mamie: Me?

Nate: You hate jill, and by extension, you distrust billy.

Mamie: Nah, wait a minute. I do not hate anyone. I do have some trust issues with the two of them, which is why I want them out of this company. So that we can return chancellor-winters to the family business it was intended to be.

Devon: Yeah, but jill brought chancellor in with the merger. So, this was never meant to just be about our family. You know that.

Mamie: I don’t think it’s wasted on any of us that you are the only chancellor sitting in this room, devon.

Nate: Okay, now you’re cherry-picking details, aunt mamie. Creating a war to get what you want.

Mamie: No, you’re just exaggerating.

Nate: Oh, no, I don’t think so. This whole rally the family against billy and jill meeting tells me I’m not.

Mamie: And is that what you think too, lily?

Lily: Yeah, I think things are starting to get out of hand. And, you know, listen, I agree. I think that billy has an agenda.

Mamie: Finally, someone who gets it.

Lily: But I think devon does too.

Abby: Wait a second, that’s not fair.

Lily: Well, no, what I’m trying to say is that it’s not the point. We can resolve these things. But I don’t think that’s what you want, mamie. I think that doesn’t fit your agenda, right? And I think that nate’s right. I think that you want a war. And you don’t care if it brings this whole place crashing down on us. If you spit blood when you brush,

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Ashley: Tucker, aren’t you a busy man? Don’t you have things that you should do? Go run along and do them, maybe?

Tucker: I’m not that busy at the moment. And I’m always happy to meet new people. Especially a brilliant psychologist. And lecturer, you said?

Alan: On occasion.

Ashley: I know what you’re thinking and alan has assured me that he’s not here to crack open my skull and take a peek inside.

Tucker: I wasn’t thinking that at all.

Audra: Ugh.

Ashley: Thank goodness she’s here.

Audra: There you are.

Ashley: Oh, what great timing. Your boyfriend just barged in here and made himself right at home. Can’t you keep a closer eye on him so he doesn’t wander off without you, please?

Tucker: Uh, audra, this is dr. Alan laurent, um, ashley’s dear friend. Brilliant psychologist, from what ashley said.

Alan: I mean, she flatters me and it’s nice to meet you.

Audra: You too. It sounds like ashley’s in very good hands. We shouldn’t intrude.

Tucker: No.

Audra: Oh, and, um, thank you for your helpful advice.

Ashley: Sure.

Audra: Have a nice day.

Ashley: Bye. See you soon.

Tucker: All right. Nice to meet you, alan.

Alan: Nice to meet you.

Ashley: So, where were we before we got so rudely interrupted?

Mamie: Oh, now, so suddenly I’m the problem.

Lily: Well, it’s not suddenly. I mean, the truth is, jill probably wouldn’t have brought billy on board if you hadn’t created so much dissension. And now you’re undermining everything that I have worked so hard to build up.

Mamie: And that’s exactly my point. What you built up, lily. Not jill, who is off somewhere all the time. The devil only knows where. Riding on your coattails while you and devon and now nate are doing all the heavy lifting.

Lily: Jill does a lot for chancellor-winters, and even if she didn’t, half the company is hers.

Mamie: Devon, now you know I’m right, don’t you? We’re all gonna be the better for it if we can just figure out how to get jill and billy out for good. You know you want billy gone. Has jill ever executed the vision that you and neil originated for this company? I think we already know the answer to that one.

Devon: Yeah, sure, we do have some issues with billy and jill. But the reality is, we didn’t have any of them before you showed up in town. And you keep trying to find these problems when I think, and I say this with all due respect, I think that the problem might just be you.

Mamie: Huh.

Audra: So, what did you think about ashley’s shrink friend? The fabulous dr. Freud.

Tucker: Hm. I don’t know, he didn’t really make an impression on me in one way or the other.

Audra: Well, he certainly seemed to be making an impression on her.

Tucker: He’s an old friend, apparently.

Audra: A friend that makes her smile like that? And you never picked up on it in all the time she’s known him.

[ Tucker laughs ]

Tucker: It never came up.

Audra: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if ashley had a mad, passionate affair with him and went to live on an island somewhere?

Tucker: It hardly seemed like a romantic interlude.

Audra: But a girl can dream, can’t she? Look, I know in my head, ashley’s in a very bad place, but that doesn’t mean I’m not tired of running into her. And not to mention, I never know which of her many moods I’ll be dealing with.

Tucker: Doesn’t that tell you how sick she is?

Audra: I don’t know, tucker, but if she’s that unwell, why isn’t someone doing something about it? And I don’t mean lunch with a shrink.

Tucker: I totally agree. I saw abby, she doesn’t even seem aware that anything is wrong with her mother.

Audra: Or maybe because it’s no one’s business but ashley’S. You know, she could be getting treatment at this very moment, but we just don’t know about it because it’s private.

Tucker: She certainly doesn’t seem like someone on the path to recovery.

Audra: Well, she did seem to me less outwardly hostile. I would even call her chipper.

Tucker: Ashley doesn’t do chipper.

Audra: I think she does now. Are you pretending you didn’t pick up the vibe down there?

Tucker: Audra, my focus was on the doctor and whether or not he’s helping her.

Audra: You know, meanwhile, she looked like she was about ready to devour the poor guy. You know, if ashley gets her way, there will be more than therapy between those two.

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Mamie: I never thought I would see the day where my own family would treat me like this. I’m heartbroken.

Devon: We don’t want you to feel that way, all right? This has nothing to do with our feelings about you, mamie.

Nate: Of course, aunt mamie, we love you.

Lily: Yes, we all do. That will never change.

Mamie: I’m only here to build things up, not to tear them down.

Nate: You literally said it was time to blow things up.

Mamie: I never said that.

Devon: Okay, regardless of what you said, there’s just a little too much at stake for us to let you take a swing at billy and jill the way you want. All right? ‘Cause we know for a fact that chance and billy were only brought in ’cause jill felt threatened by you.

Mamie: Jill felt threatened by tucker.

Nate: Who you were in cahoots with when you first came to town.

Lily: Do you see how it all keeps coming back to you, mamie?

Mamie: No. What I see are three overly entitled, under-experienced, wannabe adults who are willing to take a pay-off because they are just too afraid to take a leap of faith with me, their longest living relative and staunchest defender. You are all looking for someone else to blame for your own insecurities. Well, that is not me. And I’m appalled by your cowardice. You know, I may be the only person in this room who knows what family really means. And right now, in case you didn’t notice, I am pretty disgusted with mine.

Tucker: Sorry, audra. I did not see any vibe between alan and ashley.

Audra: Come on. It was there for anyone to see. It’s called body language, tucker. She wasn’t holding back. Now, she’ll really mend if she hasn’t already.

Tucker: I certainly hope not.

Audra: And why is that, tucker? I know you don’t want to be with her anymore, okay? But that doesn’t mean that you wanna see her with someone else. Look, I know you still care about her, and that’s fine. I’m not threatened by ashley.

Tucker: Right. You never had any reason to be.

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Audra: Well, let’s just say I’m not. Anymore.

Tucker: Good.

Audra: Don’t be mad.

Tucker: I’m not mad. Not at you, anyway. At myself, yes. I keep telling you I’m moving on, I’m letting it go, blah, blah, blah, and then you walk in the room and I’m sitting there with her. But it’s not what I want, and i know it’s not what you want.

Audra: Yeah, I would be thrilled to never hear or mention her name ever again.

Tucker: I know. I’m sorry. But what you said is right. It’s because I still do care about her, and she seems alone in this. Her family, they’re obviously in denial, and I just– I wanted to make sure this alan guy was there for her.

Audra: So, what do you wanna do now?

Tucker: I wanna think about you. I have a surprise for you.

Audra: Oh.

Alan: You seemed amused by your encounter with tucker and his companion.

Ashley: Oh, I suppose so. Audra’s so pretty, and she’s so smart. She’s way too smart to be with somebody as horrible as tucker, but she’ll figure it out.

Alan: It was all quite fraught. A lot of strong emotions under the surface.

Ashley: Right, probably.

Alan: Subtextual comments on your mental health.

Ashley: Why should they be any different than anyone else in my life, right?

Alan: How’s that make you feel?

Ashley: Well, thanks for being so concerned. I’m fine.

Alan: An ex moving on with someone else can be quite traumatic if the relationship hasn’t been resolved.

Ashley: Oh, it’s been resolved. Put away in a drawer, never to be opened again.

Alan: No lingering conflicts?

Ashley: Lingering conflicts and subtextual comments? Should I pull up a couch?

Alan: I’m sorry. It– it’s an occupational hazard.

Ashley: That’s okay. Trust me. Tucker is where he belongs with whom he belongs. So am I. If advanced lung cancer

Ashley: So, have I changed your mind about leaving genoa city prematurely? I hope that my apology’s done the trick.

Alan: Now, you want me to stay?

Ashley: Oh. Haven’t I been clear as a bell? Of course, I want you to stay, as long as you possibly can. We have so much to catch up on.

Alan: Yes.

Ashley: Ooh, so you’re staying?

Alan: Shouldn’t be a problem to have a colleague cover for me at the conference in vienna.

Ashley: Yay.

Alan: So, yes. I would like to spend more time with you.

Audra: So, what’s my surprise?

Tucker: Well, I have spoken to all the heads of the companies we have acquired in europe.

Audra: Uh-huh.

Tucker: And everything’s back on track. So you and I are going to paris.

Audra: Oh. That’s great.

Tucker: That’s, uh, not quite the reaction I expected. I thought you’d be, uh, happy about it.

Audra: No, I am. It’s just, um… can it be more than just paris?

Tucker: Just paris?

Audra: You know what I mean. Um, monte carlo or portofino. Can we go to other places in europe, too?

Tucker: My love, our itinerary can be wherever and whatever your heart desires. I’m doing this for you. For us.

Audra: And just like that, we’ll go wherever I want?

Tucker: Wherever you want. I don’t know if you’ve been listening to me this whole time, but my intention is to fulfill every desire you have from this minute forward until forever. Well, now. Happy?

Audra: Hm, yeah. I am very happy. You know, this trip will be so good for us, tucker. One thing, though.

Tucker: Yes?

Audra: I don’t want any pressure about this marriage proposal, okay?

Tucker: Done.

Audra: I mean it.

Tucker: I do, too.

Audra: Mm.

Tucker: Although…

Audra: Oh, god. Here it comes.

Tucker: No, I just– I– I should be allowed the hope that, uh, europe will have its own kind of seduction. You know, the magic, the romance.

Audra: Mm-hmm. That ring will never be on my finger, okay? But I am open to whatever seduction and magic you can manage. Come on.

Tucker: I don’t know. I can manage quite a bit.

Abby: Okay, look, why don’t we all just take a step back and just calm down?

Mamie: No, no, thank you, abby. It’s a little bit too late to move these waters. You’ve all made it perfectly clear that I am not welcome here.

Devon: That’s not true at all.

Mamie: Oh, so we haven’t spent the last half hour with me listening to how I am the destructive force here? By my own family, no less. Who I’ve loved and supported my entire life.

Lily: Look, mamie, just because we don’t want office chaos doesn’t mean that we don’t want you. Okay, we’ve never let the corporate world get between us, so please, don’t do that now.

Mamie: And even you, nate. You know you wouldn’t even be in this room if I hadn’t intervened on your behalf. You know, because that’s what families do. They stand by each other.

Devon: That’s what we’re trying to do right now. We’re trying to stand by each other and look out for each other by drawing a line between professional and personal issues.

Mamie: This is betrayal, and I’m never gonna forget it. I am angry and hurt beyond words. However, I have a big stake in this company, and I have no intention of letting go of that. So, whether you like it or not, you’ll be seeing more of me.

Nate: I think we just made another enemy.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Ashley’s Belle personality takes over Ashley and persuades Alan to stay in Genoa City for a while longer.

Tucker and Audra meet Alan. Audra is happy Ashley Is moving on from Tucker. Tucker is a little jealous and is worried Ashley isn’t getting the help she needs.

Mamie is hurt and feels betrayed by her family when Devon, Lily, and Nate think she has caused all the infighting at Chancellor-Winters because she wants to kick Jill and Billy out of the company. Mamie tells her family that she will be a part of the company even if they don’t want her to be a part of it.

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Jack: Hi, nick. Morning.

Nick: Hey, jack. Morning.

Jack: Any news on your mother? She shared with me that she had decided to go to rehab. Very brave decision on her part, but I wondered how she’s settling in.

Nick: Yeah, dad dropped her off, uh… said she was gonna get organized and then head off to her first meeting. Said she seemed a little nervous, but determined.

Jack: If anyone can do it, nikki can. I really believe that.

Nick: Last night, dad told me what happened. How you got mom to, uh, finally seek the help she needs.

Jack: I take it he didn’t spare any of the details.

Nick: Said you drank with her. Then hit up your old dealer and had him drop you off some pills.

Jack: I did.

Nick: He said mom told him that it was just to shake some sense into her. Is that true? It was just about saving my mom and not about you falling off the wagon?

Jack: Nikki had given up. She had no fight left in her. I could not get through to her. At that moment, I would’ve done anything.

Nick: Dad said the paramedics were there. You had passed out.

Jack: Yeah, that part’s a little hazy.

Nick: So, it’s true. You took the pills and sabotaged your own sobriety.

Jack: It was a necessity. Hey, I saw a friend in danger. I went out on a limb. Maybe too far out, but at least it succeeded.

Nick: You know it was crazy, right? It’s a crazy thing to do, jack. I can’t even wrap my head around a gesture like that.

Jack: I take it you disapprove.

Nick: It’s not my place to judge you. I mean, my mom is finally in rehab and you seem to have made it out the other side. You okay?

Jack: Yeah. Oh– oh, yes. I’m okay. This is a one-time thing. I’m not going back down that rabbit hole.

Nick: Famous last words.

Jack: Crazy as I know this may sound, it was a tactical move to achieve a crucial outcome.

Nick: Then, I’ll take you at your word.

Jack: You can.

Nick: All right. I’m relieved to see you’re okay and that… I’m very grateful my mom’s in rehab, so thank you for what you did for her and my family.

Jack: Well, that’s very kind of you. I imagine your father doesn’t share your gratitude.

Nick: No, he does not.

Jack: Well, I wish victor would understand why I did what I did, and I am concerned that any progress victor and I may have made was destroyed by that decision. He probably hates me more now than he ever did.

Claire: Victor, I didn’t know you were coming by.

Victor: Well, I just came to see how you were doing.

Cole: Hey, victor. Did you come down to check on our girl?

Victor: Cole, my goodness. How nice to see you.

Cole: You too, victor.

Victor: Yeah.

Cole: So I’m just, uh, spending some quality time with my daughter.

Victor: Well, yeah. How are you doing?

Claire: Feel pretty good.

Victor: Well, now, considering the ordeal your aunt has put you through, how do you really feel?

Sally: So, tell me about your video call with connor. How’d it go?

Adam: It was tough at first. You know, I was a lot. I was talking a lot. I was saying all the wrong things. I was, um, kind of desperate.

Sally: How desperate?

Adam: I checked myself. It’s a steep learning curve, figuring out how to deal with the, uh, ocd. What to say, what not to say. But he does seem to be adjusting to the residential treatment.

Sally: You can tell?

Adam: Yeah, he seems more comfortable, more confident. He’s setting his boundaries with us. Trying to do the work. My kid, telling his parents what he needs.

Sally: Well, he’s finally letting you in, not keeping it all to himself. He’s learning to look out for himself. That’s amazing.

Adam: Well, he politely schooled chelsea and me on words like disassociation and reassurance.

Sally: Well, you guys will have to play catch up, now that he knows more than you.

Adam: I just wish it was about video games or soccer moves. But I guess I’ll take it. I can see in his eyes how badly he wants to get better. And I wanna hold onto hope.

Sally: You should. Let him see that.

Adam: I’m not sure what else to do. You know, I feel like an observer in all of this. You know, letting an outsider look after my kid.

Sally: But you feel like connor feels empowered. Like he has a say in all this.

Adam: Well, he feels like they get him. He’s not alone.

Sally: That’s positive. You know, you’re– you’re feeling your way through this. And so’s connor.

Adam: Yeah. I guess.

Sally: Why do you say it like that?

Adam: Just, I feel like my son is moving on without me. He’s leaving me behind.

Billy: What you looking at?

Chelsea: Did I tell you I get these daily emails from connor’s team now? Just little glimpses into his day. You know, signs that he’s eating and coping, staying active.

Billy: That’s good, right? It’s nice to know he’s doing regular kid things.

Chelsea: Yeah– yeah, I’m– I’m grateful. I live for these. I check my inbox first thing in the morning and then I proceed to check it all day long.

Billy: Of course, you do. You miss your son.

Chelsea: I just wanna hold him. Make sure he’s okay.

Ashley: I’m sorry I had to push our meeting back. I hope I haven’t kept you waiting long.

Alan: No, not at all. I don’t mind waiting, especially for such a charming dining companion.

Ashley: Have you ordered yet?

Alan: Uh, not yet, no.

Ashley: Oh, good. This won’t be but a minute. Hi.

Alan: All right. I’m still, uh, surprised to hear you, uh, call it a meeting after last night. I thought this would be less business, more pleasure.

Ashley: Yeah, there’ll be none of that, alan. I’m done playing games. When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

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Chelsea: I am so spent, billy. I’m so anxious. I can barely breathe. Constantly second guessing myself that I’m– I’m gonna do something that’s gonna set connor back emotionally or myself.

Billy: Chels, you’re doing the best you can.

Chelsea: Yeah, oh, and then also I have this ex that I have to rein in. So, I’m constantly worried adam’s gonna lose it in front of connor or his doctors. I mean, that is a full-time job in and of itself.

Billy: Okay, well, adam’s an adult. You can’t control him. He needs to do that. So, do your best to free yourself of that burden.

Chelsea: I’m trying. It’s not easy.

Billy: No. But you’re both going through this. And you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself. He has to do the same. At least for connor’s sake.

Adam: I hate saying it. I– I– I hate thinking it.

Sally: You’re afraid to lose your son. That’s a normal reaction to something so huge.

Adam: But it’s just– it’s so selfish. You know, it’s not about me. It’s about getting connor well and making him better.

Sally: But at the same time, you’re overwhelmed and you’re scared. It’s okay to admit that.

Adam: I just spend so much time blaming myself for what he’s going through and thinking it’s gotta be my fault somehow when my focus should be on him.

Sally: What if you let yourself off the hook for a minute?

Adam: I’m not sure that I know how to do that. I can’t find my footing.

Sally: Well, that is what I’m here for. To be your anchor.

Adam: I’ve dumped enough on you already. And at the same time, I don’t know what I would do without you.

Sally: Well, you can tell me anything. Things you can’t say to anyone else. Just don’t hide from me or push me away. This is my job in connor’s recovery, to be there for you so you can be there for your son.

Alan: You seem, uh… you know, less comfortable with me than before. Did I do something wrong?

Ashley: Oh, of course not. It’s all my fault. I overstepped and, uh, I apologize.

Alan: Well, no need.

Ashley: Oh, please. I was flirtatious. I’m assuming it’s because of all the champagne we drank. And, uh, I was inappropriate. And, I’m so sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable.

Alan: Not at all. In fact, I enjoyed our time together last night. Look, I– I just wanna… I am content just being here with you in your hometown. That’s all. And, um, I’m hoping you might indulge me, since I’ve heard so much about the place. And maybe you’ll show me some of the sights here in– in genoa city.

Ashley: We’re friends, right? We can be honest with each other.

Alan: Of course.

Ashley: Okay, let’s not pretend. I mean, you’re not here so much as a friend of mine. You’re here as a psychologist because traci asked you to come visit, correct?

Alan: Ashley–

Ashley: So don’t patronize me. I made light of it last night, but I don’t like it. And I want it to stop.

Victor: Claire, I came by to let you know that whatever you need, my family will help you.

Claire: I appreciate it. And you’re right. It hasn’t been easy.

Cole: Well, honey, you don’t have to do this now.

Claire: It’s okay. Last night, I had a nightmare that I was still in the storage locker. It was so dark and so cold. I had no idea how much time passed when I was in there. I was so scared that I’d never see you or mom again. Now that I have my family for real, it’S… the idea of losing that…

Cole: We were never going to stop trying to find you and bring you back home to us. And I’m just so sorry that my aunt was able to get to you and able to hurt you like she did again. I failed to keep you safe.

Claire: Dad, no. You didn’t fail anything. Jordan is a monster. Was. Jordan was a monster. But I don’t wanna waste any more time thinking about her. And she doesn’t get to keep ruining my life.

Victor: Damn right she doesn’T.

Claire: I might not be able to handle the heavy bag like you, but I can hold my own. So you can believe me when I tell you I’ll be okay.

Cole: Of course you will.

Victor: We’ll see to it.

Claire: I just wish they’d hurry up and find her body. Has there been any news?

Victor: Well, you know, the current of that river is very strong. And by now, I imagine that she’s in the middle of lake michigan. You know? She’ll never come back again, I promise you. If I were you, I would not worry about her one more minute.

Jordan: Victor! Victor, victor, where’d you go? Do you have cameras in here? I bet you’ve got cameras down here. And a listening device. Am I your favorite new reality television show? So, come on, victor! I’m gonna disappoint you because I am not gonna drink myself to death. No, no, no, no. You know, I am much stronger than nikki. Or any of you. Why don’t you– why don’t you ask me what my poison is, huh? Ask me. Maybe I’ll even tell you. You want me to drink? So come, come, join me at least. Anybody? Somebody come have a drink with me because I am– I am not going to die alone here.

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Nick: For what it’s worth, I told my dad that he should be thanking you for the incredible lengths you went to for my mom.

Jack: Oh, how did that go over?

Nick: About as well as you could expect. He said you two were pretty wrecked when he found you together in the suite.

Jack: Two addicts, booze and pills. It wasn’t pretty.

Nick: It must’ve been very hard to see my mom like that. And you.

Jack: Your mother has worked very, very hard to shield her family from the worst of this, and believe me, this was the worst of it. If victor blames me, it’s okay with me for nikki’s sake.

Nick: Yeah, he may come around once he realizes mom’s finally getting the help she needs because of this crazy risk you took.

Jack: Oh, this ceasefire with victor has been pleasant for a while, but it never… it never seemed to make much sense.

Nick: Yeah, you two are never gonna be boys, you know? You’re never gonna go and catch a game together.

Jack: And matching team jackets?

Nick: I can’t even imagine that. Um, I’m betting my dad’s anger slowly goes away as my mom recovers, you know, and he will understand that the benefits far outweigh any residual anger he may still be feeling.

Jack: Yeah, I think you’re underestimating your father’s ability to hold a grudge.

Nick: I’ve seen my father’s grudges up close my whole life. Look, I hope you know, because of this, I will always have your back.

Jack: Well, thank you. I can handle whatever comes my way. I have dealt with victor’s wrath before.

Nick: I know you will risk it again to help my mom.

Victor: So, cole, you’ve been spending a lot of time at the ranch lately. Are you moving in or what?

Cole: No. Uh, I just want claire to know that her entire family has her back and that she can count on me.

Victor: Claire, would you mind if I spoke with your father privately for a moment?

Claire: Not at all. I actually have plans to be meeting mom.

Cole: Hm.

Claire: Timing’s perfect.

Cole: Ah. Nice to see you, honey.

Claire: Yeah. Thank you both for everything.

Cole: Thank you.

Cole: All right, victor. Should I steel myself for a warning of some kind?

Victoria: How’s your relationship with victoria? Has something changed?

Alan: Ashley, I am not trying to deceive you. I’m– I’m just here because I wanna see you.

Ashley: And because traci was worried about me. I thought it was a good idea. I did, in the beginning. I admit that.

Alan: Well, look, clearly your siblings care about you very much. But as I understood it, you wanted help and you were open to receiving it from me. And this isn’t the first time we’ve done this on a nonprofessional basis.

Ashley: Yes, I’m aware of that. You helped me before when I was in paris and I thought you might be able to help me again.

Alan: But then it was friendly, nonconfrontational. That does not seem to be the case now.

Ashley: Well, I was open to speaking with you, and I have done so. But now it feels forced and contrived. And frankly, I feel uncomfortable. I feel like my siblings have influenced your perspective of me.

Alan: And why would they do that?

Ashley: Gee, I don’t know. Maybe because they think I’m unhinged. It’s so insulting. Like I’m a problem they need to fix.

Alan: Traci and jack said that you were afraid of what was happening to you. Is that not true? Is that wrong?

Ashley: No, there’s been some issues. I can handle it. On my own terms.

Alan: Okay. What are the terms? What can I do?

Ashley: Nothing. I’m fine.

Alan: Ashley, as you say, we’re friends, and friends should be honest with each other, right?

Ashley: Uh-huh.

Alan: Well, since we’re being straightforward and no longer hiding behind flirtation, I feel like I should be honest with you. Ashley, I’m not sure at all that you’re fine. You can feel it when your dream becomes a pursuit.

Adam: I’m so happy that you’re here. And that you put up with me. I just– I hate that we lost time because I can be an idiot.

Sally: Well, I could argue with you about that last point.

Adam: Except, it is true.

Sally: What I think is we had to be apart to know that we wanna be together. We learned. We grew. Yeah, there was a lot of grief and anger. But we came out the other side, and we are a much stronger team now.

Adam: We are a team, aren’t we?

Sally: We are. And I know you’re gonna get through this with connor.

Adam: Yeah, I just have to go against my instinct and try to not lose my mind in a knee-jerk reaction.

Sally: Yeah. Mm-hmm. Yeah, that would definitely be a good first step.

Adam: Mm-hmm. I can’t just talk the talk, I gotta follow through. Especially if chelsea and i go see connor.

Sally: I didn’t even know that was on the table. That’s wonderful.

Adam: Yeah, the doctors think that he might be ready for a weekend visit. And I am all for it. But I– I think chelsea might be scared.

Sally: To see connor?

Adam: I don’t know. I’m not really sure where her mind’s at. You know, I’ve been very, um, up front about all of my feelings, so she may feel like she had to compensate by stuffing down all of hers.

Sally: Or maybe she’s just processing it differently than you are.

Adam: Yeah, but if she’s hiding her feelings again, last time she did that, it almost cost her her life. So, what if she slides again, you know?

Sally: Hey. Will you promise me something? Have more faith in chelsea and in yourself. You are both way stronger than you think.

Chelsea: Adam is a great father. He can and will figure this out. He has to.

Billy: Well, props to you for being open to that.

Chelsea: Hm. Do I really have a choice?

Billy: You are the strongest person I know. I’m just here to remind you of that.

Chelsea: You’re so good to me. Always boosting me up. When does it get to be too much?

Billy: What do you mean?

Chelsea: Well, I mean, how many times in our relationship have you supported me? Have you encouraged me? And just like it’s not my job to keep adam on track, I don’t want you to feel like it’s your job to do the same for me.

Billy: Oh, no, no, no, no. No, those are two very, very different things. I love you, okay? I wanna be here to listen to you, to support you. I want you to know that I love you. There’s no place I’d rather be than beside you, right here. Whatever you need.

Victoria: Jack.

Jack: Hey.

Victoria: Hi.

Jack: How are you?

Victoria: Okay?

Jack: Um…

Victoria: What you did for my mom.

Nick: Yeah, we were just talking about that and dad’s reaction.

Victoria: You took such a risk. I mean, your own sobriety.

Jack: Your mother chose to get the help she needs. That’s the end of the story.

Victoria: Thank you for being there for her.

Claire: Mom, hi.

Victoria: Hi, sweetheart, hi.

Nick: Welcome home.

Claire: Thank you.

Jack: So, it’s great to see you safe and sound.

Claire: And so is harrison. Very, very grateful for that.

Jack: Yeah, kyle said you stopped by to see him. That was very thoughtful of you.

Claire: Well, he’s my buddy. We bonded over good luck charms. I just hope we can get back to those good memories.

Jack: Yeah, harrison is very fond of you.

Claire: Well, it’s an honor.

Kyle: Well, kyle and summer have struggled for a while now to find a new nanny now that linda left town. I wish they could find someone who connects with the boy the way you do.

Victoria: Oh, I didn’t know that kyle and summer were looking for childcare. Hey, maybe you could throw your hat in the ring.

Ashley: Such a shame. I mean, obviously, traci and jack have gotten to you and, uh, have made you see things that aren’t there.

Alan: Ashley, your demeanor has changed drastically from just yesterday.

Ashley: Well, that was last night. Now, it’s the light of day.

Alan: But– but even today, I mean… there– there’s something unfamiliar about you. I’ve known you for years through all your ups and downs, but you’ve always been yourself.

Ashley: And I’m not myself now? Is that what all your years of training is telling you?

Adam: Last night, you couldn’t remember how we met.

Ashley: Alan, we had a lot of champagne, correct? Come on.

Alan: Okay. But, you know, you were being playful, interested in my professional take on your demeanor. It was like a game to you. And today, look, you’re completely different. Cool, deflective, even indignant that I’m here at all, as if you are threatened or something.

Ashley: Look, I admit it. I was teasing you a bit. But I really don’t want you to feel insulted just because I don’t feel like playing today.

Alan: All right, well, where does that leave us if you’re no longer interested in my professional take on your demeanor?

Ashley: I’m not.

Alan: And you regret the flirtation?

Ashley: I do.

Alan: And do you think there’s any reason for me to stay in town?

Ashley: I don’T.

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Ashley: I’m really not trying to chase you away.

Alan: Well, it certainly feels that way.

Ashley: You’re right. But can you blame me? I mean, look at you, you’re just always studying me. And if that’s going to continue, then I think you should go to vienna and attend your conference.

Alan: Ashley, I– I just feel like we got our wires crossed here somehow.

Ashley: I don’t think so. It was great catching up with you, alan. Safe travels.

[ Alan sighs ]

Claire: You want me to be harrison’s nanny?

Victoria: I don’t know, it’s just an idea. I mean, you did say that you might like to work with kids, that it might be a vocation for you.

Claire: Well… yeah, after I spent time with the kids in the hospital.

Victoria: But you’re so good with them. And harrison likes you so much. And you’ve probably bonded, you know, after everything that you’ve been through together. Maybe you can talk to him. Maybe he would feel comfortable talking with you about it.

Claire: Honestly, I can’t think of a better job than taking care of that munchkin.

Victoria: I think it’s wonderful.

Claire: But I doubt summer would be on board.

Victoria: Claire does have a point. I’ve noticed that summer has, uh an attitude towards her cousin. Has she said anything to you about that?

Nick: I think summer’s having a hard time adjusting to having a new addition to the family. And I think harrison’s kidnapping makes it a little bit more complicated.

Victoria: Well, claire had nothing to do with that. Summer should see that by now.

Jack: Well, I’m not promising anything, but if you like, i would speak to kyle and summer.

Claire: That would be amazing.

Jack: Okay, well, I’ll catch all of you a bit later. Um, please give nikki my best.

Victoria: Oh, we will.

Nick: We will.

Jack: Take care.

Nick: Bye.

Victoria: Good for you going for the job. I think it’ll be good for you and for harrison.

Claire: Time to look to the future.

Cole: Victoria and I have gotten closer. We’ve reconnected.

Victor: Hm.

Cole: Now, is that a sound of disapproval? Because I know at one time that you were against the idea.

Victor: Yes, I was.

Cole: And now?

Victor: Well, cole, you seem to be very protective of both victoria and claire, and I like that.

Cole: Claire’s my only child. She’s a chance at joy that I never saw coming. And victoria… I love them both very much.

Victor: I’m very glad to hear that, cole.

Cole: And I’m willing to stick around as long as they’re happy.

Victor: Nice to know.

Cole: But, victor, there is something that I hope you can be honest with me about. It’s regarding my aunt’s death. Her fall into that river. Is there something that we don’t know?

[ Jordan sighs ]

Jordan: This bastard thinks he can– thinks he can beat me? Beat me? I’ll show him. I’ll show him. Whoa. Ow. Ow. What? What? What’s going– oh. Oh. Stop biting. Stop– stop it, stop it. Oh, oh. Oh. Oh. Victor! Victor, stop it! No spiders. No spiders. No spiders, please. No spiders… oh. Oh. Okay. Okay.

[ Jordan exhales ]

Jordan: Just one swig. That’s all. Just one swig. Oh. Oh.

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Chelsea: Okay. Well, since you are so sweet and supportive and perfect…

Billy: I’m gonna need you to put that in writing.

Chelsea: Um, there is a little more advice I need, if you can swing it.

Billy: Okay. Hit me.

Chelsea: The doctors at conner’s program, they– they say that he might be ready for a visit.

Billy: That’s great. That’s good, right?

Chelsea: Yeah, so I’m considering going to the east coast this weekend.

Billy: Only considering? Why is that?

Chelsea: What if he’s not ready? And what if I go and he doesn’t want to see me? Or… or I go, and he does see me, and it undoes all the progress he’s making.

Billy: Hm. Yeah, I– the doctors are saying it’s a good time to come. I think I would trust them. You know? Maybe you’re overthinking it a little bit.

Chelsea: I am, right? Yeah. Yeah. I just don’t wanna underthink it and then screw everything up.

Billy: Yeah. But you want to see your son, and they’re saying it’s a good time to come, so…

Chelsea: Right. I just have to make the best choice with the knowledge I have.

Billy: Yeah. And look, conner feels like he’s ready. Doctor’s saying it’s a good time. Let’s take yes as an answer. Okay? And if anything goes wrong, then the doctors are there to support both of you.

Chelsea: Okay. I like that. Conner seems stronger and I– I think he’s prepared for this.

Billy: Maybe this is part of the healing process for all three of you.

Chelsea: What would I do without you?

Billy: I don’t know. But the good news is you don’t have to worry about that.

[ Door slams ]

Jack: For you.

Diane: Thank you.

Jack: How’re you doing?

Diane: I’m okay. I was reading with harrison in his room, but he fell asleep a few minutes ago.

Jack: Well, he needs some rest.

Diane: Yeah, yeah. He’s, um, he’s been sleeping a lot lately, but I guess that’s normal for someone who’s been through what he’s been through.

Jack: All we can do is reassure him that he’s safe now.

Diane: Yeah. So, how are you feeling?

Jack: I think it was good that I got out. Some fresh air. Fresh perspective. Look, I know you were upset by my actions.

Diane: Upset? You spent all night in a hotel suite with nikki newman, and you took pills, jack, as a recovering addict.

Jack: I told you, that was strategic.

Diane: Oh, my god, it doesn’t make it any less dangerous. And your refusal to admit that is alarming.

Jack: Okay, I– I really just wanted to say I’m sorry.

Diane: Are you sorry for what you did, or are you sorry that I’m mad?

Jack: What would it take to lessen this anger?

[ Door opens, closes ]

[ Diane sighs ]

Diane: Hi, ashley.

Ashley: Oh, tippy-toe, tippy-toe. Please stop. It’s so annoying the way you tiptoe around me.

Jack: Have you seen your friend from paris this morning?

Ashley: Well, yes, jack, I did. We had breakfast together.

Diane: Oh, how was that?

Ashley: Fine. I told him to go ahead and go to vienna, attend his conference.

Jack: Why would he cut it short now?

Ashley: Because he sees me as a patient and not a friend. And I know that you and traci were hoping that he would covertly psychoanalyze me, right? That failed.

Adam: Hey. Uh, what’s going on?

Chelsea: Is this a bad time?

Adam: Um, no, no, it’s all right. Um, come in.

Chelsea: Hi, sally.

Sally: Hey.

Billy: Hi.

Adam: Did, uh, did something happen? Is everything okay with connor?

Chelsea: Connor’s okay. Um, I’ve made a decision and I want to talk to you about it.

Sally: I will leave you guys.

Adam: No, no, no, I– I want you to stay. Please stay with me.

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Adam: Um, what is it?

Chelsea: I wanna go visit connor. I think we should go together, if it works for you.

Adam: I mean, are you sure?

Chelsea: I miss him so much, adam. And if the doctors are saying it’s okay–

Adam: I agree, I think that we can– we can do this. I know we can do this.

Chelsea: Yeah, but, you know, we have to be able to hold it together.

Adam: Of course. Because that’s what connor needs and that’s what he deserves.

Victor: You gotta trust me when I tell you that everyone knows all there is to know.

Cole: Wait, wait. That sounds like a dodge, like you’re trying to protect us from something.

Victor: Cole, if I thought she were alive, don’t you think I would put a security detail on every member of my family? That woman is gone, she’s dead. All right? So stop worrying.

[ Jordan panting ]

Jordan: Get off me! Just get off. Get off. Ooh.

[ Jordan panting ]

Jack: Traci and I did not conspire against you. In fact, you were on board with him coming to visit before he ever arrived.

Ashley: Yeah, well, I had a change of heart.

Diane: Why is that?

Ashley: Because I don’t need him here.

Jack: I want him to stay a little longer.

Ashley: Well, that’s just tough, jack.

Jack: You don’t want me walking on eggshells. Fine, I will be direct.

Ashley: Go ahead.

Jack: You are not well, ashley. This family is going to do all we can to make sure you get the help you need, no matter what it takes.

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Billy and Sally continue to support and encourage Adam and Chelsea as they talk about Connor’s progress at the treatment center. Chelsea tells Billy that the doctors have told her Connor is ready for a visit. Chelsea and Billy go to talk to Adam about her decision to go visit Connor.

Victor tells Claire not to worry about Jordan’s body…she is floating along Lake Michigan and she shouldn’t worry about her anymore.

Jack tells Claire that Kyle and Summer need a nanny for Harrison. Victoria encourages Claire to apply for the job. Claire tells Victoria she doesn’t think she will get the job because Summer doesn’t like her. Jack tells Claire he will talk to Kyle and put in a good word for her.

Ashley’s Ms. Abbott personality tells Alan to go to his conference in Vienna because she is fine. Ashley later tells Jack she told Alan to go to his conference in Vienna because she doesn’t need his help.. Jack tells Ashley that he wants Alan to stay longer because she isn’t well and her family will do anything they have to do to make sure she gets better.

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Diane: Huh. How are you feeling?

Ashley: I’m feeling fine. How are you feeling?

Diane: Uh, I’m good, and I’m glad to hear it. You– you’ve had your ups and downs lately. It’s been quite a roller coaster. For jack and Traci, too.

Ashley: Yeah. If I didn’t know you so well, that butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth routine might actually work.

Diane: I’m not pretending to be concerned.

Ashley: Oh, don’t be that way. It’s a compliment. Kill ’em with kindness has always been my motto, too.

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Traci: My sister has been having mood swings.

Alan: Uh, highs and lows, or?

Traci: No, um, more like personality shifts. For example, uh, she will be extremely confident.

Alan: Well, that’s Ashley.

[ Both laugh ]

Traci: Yeah. So, take that Ashley to the nth degree. And at the next moment, she’ll be almost childlike. And then last night, we got a new one. Uh, uh, tequila shots and live it up. But the most troubling is when she is our ashley. She’s so fragile. And she’s confided in me that she’s having blackouts.

Alan: Wait, from alcohol?

Traci: I don’t think so. The– the time I know about for sure, she insists she had nothing to drink.

Alan: Blackouts. What else does she say about the blackouts?


 

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Jack: Your family has been through hell, Nikki. Claire is still missing. Work can wait. Come on.

Nikki: But– but it helps me to not think about everything, and I desperately need that, even if it’s just for an hour. I– I will go to a meeting afterwards. I promise.

Jack: Okay. Okay.

Nikki: It’s okay to blame me, honey. I blame myself.

Summer: No. Jack’s right. Jordan is the only person responsible.

Nikki: Thank you for that. Please give Harrison a hug from me. I’m– I’m so grateful that he’s home.

Summer: I will.

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Chelsea: I’m terrified, Adam. I’m terrified. But I’m afraid if I fall into that well of– of shame and guilt, I won’t be able to crawl out. I want to kill this thing that’s hurting our son. I want to destroy it. And of course I blame myself. I blame myself for my– for my weakness and my illness. And I– and I hate myself. And I’m not strong enough to stop this.

Adam: Yeah, well, I– I was not there for a big part of Connor’s life. And when I was there, I created chaos. Do you know what I was thinking when he said he would just forget big chunks of time? I was thinking, yeah, I know, because that was me too.


 

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Victor: Hey, son.

Nick: You’re back.

Victor: Yeah, I am.

Nick: Uh, how’s mom? She settled in?

Victor: Yeah. Couldn’t stay with her very long.

Nick: And how about you? Did you get some sleep? I know this is very hard for you.

Victor: Much harder for your mother.

Nick: I know, dad. But mom made the decision to go to rehab, all right? Everybody knows how hard you worked to be there for her and to support her, but now it’s time we let the professionals handle this.

Victor: Easier said than done.

Nick: Yeah. Well, while mom’s getting the help she needs, you gotta take care of yourself, too. And remember, that other threat is dead and gone. We take the wins where we can, no matter how we get them.

Diane: Jack. Thank god you’re home. Where were you all night? I– I was so worried. And then I finally got your message this morning.

Jack: I am sorry. I should’ve called to tell you I was okay. Time got away from me.

Diane: Yeah, but where were you? I mean, I– I even tried the office and you didn’t pick up.

Jack: Diane.

Diane: What?

Jack: I wanna tell you everything, but you need to hear me out before you react.

Diane: Why do you sound like that?

Jack: Because I don’t think you’re gonna like what I have to say.

Phyllis: Hey, pretty. Hey.

Summer: Oh, mom.

Phyllis: I was hoping I’d see you.

Summer: Hi.

Phyllis: How you doing? You wanna have a coffee or breakfast, or… did you sleep last night?

Summer: Um, I slept at the abbott house. I– I just didn’t wanna be away from harrison.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Summer: Honestly, being here right now feels off.

Phyllis: Oh, I– I totally get it. Well, I mean, I’ll go back to the house with you, if you… or not. Listen, it’s your call. Whatever. You should be alone with harrison. He needs you right now.

Summer: Yeah, we will spend time together, the three of us, soon, I promise.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. Hey, listen, I want you to know that I’m really proud of you. You’ve been incredible. Very strong. Brave. Yes, brave. You’ve been a warrior, and most importantly, you’ve been an amazing mom.

Summer: I don’t feel brave. Last night, I slept next to harrison’s bed, and I just– I kept on jerking awake, just to make sure that he was still there. I’m only here now to see about getting some help for him.

Phyllis: Of course. Of course.

Summer: I mean, kyle and i keep on reassuring him, telling him that we love him, but I just– I don’t know that that’s enough.

Phyllis: It’s enough. Hey, listen, if you need anything from me, you just say the word, okay?

Summer: Thanks, mom. I actually mean professional help.

Phyllis: Oh, of course. Well, hey, you’re being proactive, and that’s great. Looking for a therapist, make sure it’s someone warm and kind and empathetic to a child that age.

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Victor: I hate all this, son. Leaving your mother there by herself, all alone with strangers. I’m her husband, for heaven’s sake. I should’ve been there. Help her through this.

Nick: You know that’s not how this works. Dad, you can’t fix her ms. You can’t help her with this. She went to rehab willingly. There was no intervention. She made this decision on her own.

Victor: Well, it wasn’t on her own. She was with a jack abbott.

Nick: What does jack have to do with this?

Victor: The son of a bitch almost killed her.

Diane: We promised to never keep secrets from each other, so whatever it is, just, um, tell me.

Jack: I saw nikki last night at the athletic club. She was drunk, as drunk as I’ve ever seen her. Tried everything I could to get her to sober up. I begged her to leave with me, to go to a meeting. I tried everything I could to get through to her, and she was just so detached, so distant, so defeated.

Diane: Defeated? But jordan’s gone, and claire and harrison are safe. I– I’d think she’d be relieved.

Jack: I guess the stress had finally gotten to her, the accumulation of all the things that had piled up around her. These relentless attacks from jordan have ended, but this has been a fight she’s been battling for months and months without any sign of if or when it would end.

Diane: Well, it’s– it’s a lot for anyone to face, even someone without an addiction.

Jack: Well, nikki is definitely an addict, and I– I could not do anything to pull her back from the cliff she was on.

Diane: Well, is she all right? What happened?

Jack: I was scared. I was guilt-ridden. I’d failed her as a sponsor. I’d– I had to do something to save her, and there were no half measures. And I came up with a thought. An extreme thought, perhaps unthinkable, but if it worked, if I could make it work, I had to try it.

Diane: All right, jack, stop. Just tell me what you did last night.

Summer: I mean, the horrible things that she said to harrison, the lies that– that we never wanted to see him again.

Sharon: That is the cruelest thing you can say to a child when their parents are their whole world.

Phyllis: Oh, she’s a sick bitch.

Sharon: Phyllis, um, you know, maybe you should rein in your anger a little bit when you’re around harrison. I know that this is difficult, if not unbearable, but harrison’s already been through enough stress as it is.

Phyllis: Okay, I’m not clueless. Sharon, I would never talk like that in front of harrison, but we’re adults here, and it’s very emotional, and I think the entire world would agree with me if they knew what jordan did to that little boy.

Summer: Mom, I love you.

Phyllis: I love you, too. Do you want me to just chill out?

Summer: Please. Thank you. We are all on the same team here. We just want what’s best for harrison, right? That’s why I asked sharon to meet me here.

Sharon: Yeah, I think it’s a great idea to think ahead for anything that could happen, you know, especially in a situation like this, so I would be happy to recommend a therapist who would be a great match for harrison.

Summer: I just wanna know what to look out for, keep an eye on the fallout, you know?

Sharon: Okay, well, I will text you her name and contact information. This woman is wonderful. She’s highly skilled in dealing with children.

Summer: Thank you so much, sharon. I’m– I’m gonna go call her right now. Excuse me.

Phyllis: You’re very good at that. You know, being soothing and talking, even though you’re not in the therapist business anymore.

Sharon: Well, thank you. I’m always happy to help. And if you need any help, someone to talk to…

Phyllis: You?

Sharon: Well, no, not me somebody else.

Phyllis: Yeah, somebody else, of course, I figured.

Sharon: You figured, right?

Phyllis: Yeah, that would be crazy. When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

Sharon: I, uh, I know how much summer means to you.

Phyllis: Yes, it’s just– it’s hard when she’s upset and I can’t do anything to fix it.

Sharon: Well, I can imagine how worried you must’ve been about summer and harrison. Um, but everyone is safe now. And from what I can tell, summer has turned out to be a great mother.

Phyllis: Yeah, she really has. Mariah seems like a great mom, too. Look at us. But harrison and summer, they’ll be all right, right?

Sharon: Well, you will make sure that they are. Um, I’m sorry. Could you tell summer that I had to run?

Phyllis: Yes, to your tech empire, right? The one I didn’t get a job at.

Sharon: That’s the one. Um, please do remember to give summer my goodbyes and tell her to keep me posted.

Phyllis: No thank you.

Summer: Sharon left?

Phyllis: Yes. Yes. Coffeehouse owner, tech mogul, she left. Um, did you get in touch with the doctor?

Summer: I did, yeah. I actually think that she’s gonna work out. And if she doesn’t, then we will find someone who will.

Phyllis: Definitely. That is the spirit.

Summer: You and dad always fought for me. I’m never gonna stop fighting for harrison, either.

Nick: This doesn’t make any sense. Mom was out overnight. Then she comes back and says she’s ready for rehab, but jack could’ve killed her? How?

Victor: When I was with you and your sister, I got a message from our security team saying that they had spotted your mother at the athletic club.

Nick: Yeah, they thought that she was drinking.

Victor: She was in a room to do just that.

Nick: But jack was with her, trying to get her to go to a meeting or something?

Victor: When I walked into the room, the paramedics were there.

Nick: Did she have alcohol poisoning or something? Is that why she decided to go to rehab?

Victor: No, apparently they were there for jack abbott. He and your mother had done shots together. And he took some damn pills and opioids, collapsed and your mother called the paramedics.

Nick: This doesn’t make any sense, dad. Jack has been sober for years.

Victor: Your mother claims that jack abbott planned all this in order to shock some sense into her.

Nick: Oh, my god. Okay, so… jack takes pills as some sort of… if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em gesture to… I guess show mom a mirror of what she really looks like so she’ll be worried about him the way he’s worried about her?

Victor: Yeah. Insane and idiotic.

Nick: I guess it worked. I mean, mom seemed committed to getting sober when we saw her earlier.

Victor: Your mother should never have chosen him as a sponsor, all right? Jack abbott failed one more time. He fails at everything.

Nick: Yeah, but if mom’s committed to getting the help she needs now, does it really matter what he did?

Victor: Yeah, it does matter. She could’ve been the one who needed the paramedics. He could’ve killed her.

Nick: Well, it sounds like jack could’ve died too. He risked his life to save mom’S. And now, mom’s willing to get the help she needs because of jack.

Jack: No, I’m saying I couldn’t get through– hey, how’s my grandson?

Kyle: He’s a little on edge, but he’s settling in. Said he was happy his mom spent the night.

Diane: Yeah, I’m glad they had each other.

Kyle: What about you? I know victor was here earlier. It sounded like the two of you were getting into it.

Jack: Oh, you know victor. I’m always to blame for something.

Kyle: So what exactly is victor blaming you for?

Jack: You know, could we discuss this another time? I– I– your mother and I need some time to talk.

Kyle: Um, are you dodging me? Because I get the feeling that there’s something more going on here.

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Diane: What more could possibly go on? Everyone’s already been through so much.

Jack: Your mother’s right. Victor sometimes needs a punching bag. Old habits die hard.

Kyle: Okay. I’m gonna go to the office, grab my tablet and I promised harrison a surprise.

Diane: Oh, that’s nice. He can focus on a surprise. Oh, do you want me to sit with him for a while?

Kyle: No, no. He’s upstairs watching a movie. I hope he’ll feel safe enough to relax and doze off.

Diane: He’ll get through this, kyle. We’ll make sure of it.

Kyle: I’m gonna ask mrs. Martinez to keep an eye on him while I’m gone.

Jack: Oh, no, no, no. You don’t have to do that. I’m– I’m gonna work from home. If he needs anything, I’ll take care of him.

Kyle: So you’re not going to the office at all? Wow, must’ve been a rough night. Hope you’re okay.

Diane: You know, I can see why your dad probably needs some down time. He’s been pulled in so many different directions lately. Worrying about harrison and ashley. Nikki. Work. He could probably use a break.

Kyle: So does that mean you’re not going to the office either?

Diane: No, I am dressed and ready for that r&d meeting this afternoon.

Kyle: Yeah. Glad you remembered.

Diane: Ha.

Kyle: Well, let me know if harrison needs anything. I’ll be back as soon as possible.

Jack: Even with all the chaos, there’s still tension between you.

Diane: Uh, we’re fine. I really wanna get back to that conversation that we were having before kyle walked in. About whatever it is you need to tell me that you clearly don’t want him to know.

Jack: No. You’re right. I don’t want him to know.

Diane: Jack, you’re making– you’re making me nervous.

Jack: You have to understand why things happened the way they did.

Diane: When you were with nikki all night.

Jack: Nikki had bottles of vodka lined up. It was clear she was going to drink herself into oblivion. I thought of everything I could, and the only thing I could come up with that might jolt her into hearing me… was joining her.

Diane: So, you drank?

Jack: Yeah.

Diane: Oh, well, I– I can imagine that a sponsor isn’t supposed to drink in front of an alcoholic on a bender, but that’s hardly extreme, and I can’t imagine that it worked.

Jack: No, it– it didn’t work. And that’s when I made the second decision… to arrange to get some opioids.

Diane: What? Have you lost your mind?

Jack: I told nikki if she was determined to go to rock bottom, I would go there with her. It was like old times. I made the phone call, the pills were delivered.

Diane: Oh, please tell me that it was just a threat, that you didn’t actually plan on going through something so insane. Jack. How could you do that to yourself? How could you do that to me?

Nick: I got your message. Have you talked to summer today?

Phyllis: Uh, yeah, she was just here with sharon, no less. Uh, she wanted to talk to sharon about a possible referral for someone, um… someone for harrison to talk to.

Nick: Our daughter’s on top of things. She’s rising to the occasion.

Phyllis: Definitely. I’m not sure she’s really processed everything that’s happened.

Nick: Well, you know, it’s, um… it’s tough when you’ve been running on fear and panic and adrenaline for so long. It’s probably very difficult to settle back into a nice, normal life. There is a chance that it’s a crash landing instead.

Phyllis: Yeah. I think we have to keep our eye on her. We keep our eye on her, and she keeps her eye on harrison.

Nick: So, how are you? You okay?

Phyllis: I mean, I would’ve been happier if I saw jordan die. You know, I would’ve been happier if I saw her drown and fight for her last breath on her way to hell. And it’s the truth, it’s how i feel, and I would only tell you something like that.

Nick: Yeah, it’s probably best if you keep that to yourself. I would’ve called yesterday.

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Phyllis: You know what this whole thing reminds me of? Thank you.

Nick: Thanks.

Phyllis: Some psycho bitch going after a kid to get back at another adult. You know what it reminds me of?

Nick: Right there with you. Patty.

Phyllis: Patty. She knew about summer’s peanut allergy. So crazy and deranged, self-pitying. Patty, I mean, she made sure it was in summer’s system, those peanuts. Put her in a coma for a long time.

Nick: You know, we thought we were gonna lose summer, but we got her back.

Phyllis: Yeah, but it was hard. There was so much time that went by with no oxygen, and she had such a hard time bouncing back. And she couldn’t talk or read or respond.

Nick: Who got her through that?

Phyllis: We both got her through that.

Nick: No. No, that was you, phyllis. You took her to that clinic. You were by her side every hour, every minute, every second of the day for months and years. It was you. Summer remembers so little of that time. It might be that way for harrison, too. You don’t know.

Phyllis: Oh, I remember. I think summer will remember, too, you know? She’s calling for harrison, getting him ready for school and he doesn’t answer. She’ll remember. The only thing I regret is that I wasn’t able to take that jordan psycho to hell myself. And I know it’s not pretty. I know it’s not nice, it’s mean, but it’s how I feel.

Nick: You’re just being honest. And it’s not like you’d be going up against a lesser opponent, you know? If jordan had somehow survived and you two ended up in a ring together, I certainly would be cheering for you.

Phyllis: Well, thanks.

Nick: For what?

Phyllis: For always having my back. And you do always have my back. And for getting me. Thanks. Supergirl’s a supermom. We did good. Despite it all, we did good.

Kyle: Sharon, good to see you.

Sharon: Kyle, nice to see you, too. Um, I just met with summer.

Kyle: Oh, you’re helping her find someone for harrison to talk to?

Sharon: Yes, I think she may have even spoken with her already.

Kyle: Well, that’s great, thank you. I was just gonna pick harrison up a surprise.

Sharon: Well, don’t forget to take care of yourselves, too. I mean, that goes for summer as well. All of you have been through a really terrible ordeal and it may take some time to heal.

Kyle: The entire time harrison was gone, my stomach was in knots. All I could think about was how scared he was and I felt helpless, not knowing where he was or if he was even alive. It was the worst feeling I’ve ever experienced.

Sharon: And yet you saved him, kyle. Hold on to that. You saved him before jordan was able to cause him any more harm.

Kyle: But how do we know how much harm she did cause him?

Sharon: Well, I’m sure the therapist will walk you through all of that. But he’s young, kyle. He’s resilient and he’s surrounded by love and support. Oh, summer, hi. I’m sorry I had to run before you finished your call.

Summer: No, please, you are great. Just giving me the contact information and talking things through a little.

Kyle: Same for me just now. Thank you.

Sharon: You’re both very welcome. And if you need any more help, just don’t be afraid to ask.

Kyle: Thank you, sharon.

Summer: Thank you so much. Um, what’s harrison doing? Who’s watching him?

Kyle: Um, he’s at home watching a movie I figured he needed time to decompress.

Summer: Who’s watching him?

Kyle: My folks and mrs. Martinez are keeping an eye on him.

Summer: Okay. Good. Uh, that’s– that’s good. That’s good.

Kyle: Were you able to actually speak to a therapist?

Summer: I was, yeah. She seems really amazing. She said that she can talk to harrison directly or she could talk to us, walk us through how to talk to him about everything and what to look out for. She’s just gonna let us take the lead.

Kyle: That’s great. Thank you for handling that. It’s better to be safe than headed off of the pass.

Summer: I totally agree. Which is why there’s something else that I really wanna discuss with you. And I hope you’re not gonna fight me on it.

Kyle: Okay. I’m listening.

Summer: I don’t want claire anywhere near harrison. At least not anytime soon.

Jack: I wanted to shock nikki. She knows vodka isn’t my downfall. Pills are. So, I had to come up with some way to open her eyes.

Diane: And you were willing to risk your life to do that? Pills mixed with alcohol?

Jack: I know my limits.

Diane: How do you know the pills weren’t laced with something, huh? You don’t know what they’re putting in them these days.

Jack: Any drug could be tainted with something potentially lethal. It wasn’t like it was my first time. So, I called my dealer. My old dealer.

Diane: Oh. Okay. That’s comforting. You’ve kept in touch with a drug dealer? I thought you said you hadn’t used pills in years.

Jack: I haven’T. I haven’t talked to him in years. But his stuff is pure.

Diane: Oh, my god. You trusted your life with a career drug dealer?

Jack: I took a risk, and it paid off.

Diane: What do you mean, it paid off?

Jack: Nikki has agreed to go to rehab. She has admitted that’s the only way she’s going to get clean. And it took my downfall to do it.

Diane: What, and you couldn’t have just pretended to take a pill? You know, stick one in your mouth and then spit it in the trash?

Jack: Believe me, I thought of that. No, nikki, even drunk, is too savvy for me to pull that kind of stunt. I’m not that good an actor. So, I had to go for it for real.

Diane: How– you took an incredibly foolish and dangerous risk with little or no regard for me or for your family. No wonder you didn’t want kyle to know about this. The fact that you could’ve died doing something so– so stupid is just beyond my comprehension.

Jack: It wasn’t like that.

Diane: Yes, it was! You put nikki newman’s sobriety above your own. And you might think that what you did was so courageous and so noble, but you know what? I think it was incredibly selfish. Schwarzkopf

Kyle: You can’t be serious right now. How can you still think claire’s a part of this kidnapping?

Summer: That’s not what this is about, kyle.

Kyle: No, this is what this is about. Claire is just as much jordan’s victim as harrison was.

Summer: Okay, that’s my point. Claire is an obvious reminder of this horrific experience for harrison. If what she’s telling us is true.

Kyle: If?

Summer: Then that means that harrison actually saw her get drugged by jordan. How could he not think of that every time he sees her?

Kyle: Right, no, I think you’re focused on the wrong issue here. Harrison may need to talk to somebody to put things into perspective. If that’s the case, we will absolutely get him that. But you saw how happy he was to see claire this morning. Maybe it’s good for him to see that she’s actually fine.

Summer: We have to be the parents here, kyle. We have to make the decisions, okay? Harrison might wanna eat brownies for every meal, but we’re not gonna let him do that because we are the ones that have to create boundaries for him. He might want to hang out with claire. We don’t know how that’s gonna affect his recovery.

Kyle: Okay, did you ever think that maybe the opposite is true? That it reinforces, despite what they went through, that they’re both actually fine? That we hear and respect his needs and wants? You’re going to an unnecessary extreme here.

Summer: Is that even a thing when it comes to protecting your child?

Kyle: Are you implying that I don’t wanna protect my child? Of course, I do. Harrison means the world to me. I would give up my life for him.

Summer: Okay, then why does it matter so much to you? Claire might be fine, but why does she need to be in his life? Why? So many people are gonna come in and out of his orbit, but we are the constants. Our bond with him is the thing that matters the most, and it’s time to focus on that. Nothing else.

Diane: What if I had lost you? Did you even think about that for a minute? What if I had woken up today with the news that you were dead, that you had od’d in some hotel suite with nikki newman? Can you imagine what that would’ve done to me? To our family? Did you even consider that?

Jack: It was never going to come to that.

Diane: You don’t know that, jack. No matter how much you wanna argue, you don’t know how things might have turned out.

Jack: The important thing is it worked, and I am here now, safe and– and alive, and nikki is in rehab.

Diane: You know, I just– I just feel like there’s a hole in this story. What– what exactly happened that triggered nikki’s wake-up call?

Jack: I passed out.

Diane: What?

Jack: Nikki saw me lying there unconscious, and it shook her to her core. It literally scared her sober. She’s the one that called the emt’S.

Diane: You passed out? Oh, my god, jack. You did overdose. You really could’ve died, and you’re standing there telling me that you had it under control?

Jack: I did have it under control.

Diane: Oh, did you know that you were gonna pass out? Did you know that you were gonna need medical help? Was that part of your stupid plan?

Jack: I may have made a small miscalculation.

Diane: Oh, my god. Last night, alone with a drunk woman, you lost consciousness.

Jack: I have been there before.

Diane: Yeah, and now you’ve got that poison in your system all over again. You have to fight those urges all over again. Do you realize what you’ve done? You have thrown away years of sobriety for nikki newman.

Jack: My sobriety is not at risk. I promise you, that will not happen.

Diane: And how can you be so sure, huh? How do I know you don’t have pills on you right now?

Jordan: Victor. Please. Tell me what I have to do to get out of here. I’ll do anything. Anything, please. I can’t take it any longer. Please.

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Kyle: Okay, don’t get me wrong. I’m not arguing that we are the two most important people in harrison’s life, but you, claire, and our son are family. All newmans. And now you’re suggesting that we keep the two of them apart forever? It’s not realistic, summer.

Summer: Okay, well, I’m not– I’m not going through it again. I’m not. I can’t keep feeling that panic over and over again. That is how I feel every time I see her. You can’t tell me that harrison doesn’t feel some of the same. The fact that I don’t want her near our son should be enough for you to agree with my decision.

Kyle: I still think you’re taking this too far.

Summer: Kyle, we almost lost our son. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t ever need to see claire or hear about her ever again.

Jack: I don’t have any pills. Nikki insisted I give them to her before she left, and I did.

Diane: But you still have that dealer’s number, and apparently you’ve held onto it all this time.

Jack: But you have to believe me. This is a one-time occurrence. I only ingested those pills to shock someone, to– to– out of necessity.

Diane: Necessity? You risked your life to save nikki’S. What about me? Hm? Aren’t I a necessity to you? Didn’t you stop and think about me for one minute?

Jack: You have… you’re right, maybe– maybe I– I was selfish and maybe it was– maybe it was foolish of me to– to risk that chance of going back into that world.

Diane: Maybe, hm.

Jack: I never wanted to go there. You have to know that.

Diane: Think about what you would’ve put me through if you hadn’t survived.

Jack: I never thought it would ever go this far. I would never intentionally put you through that.

Diane: And that’s what scares me the most, jack. You didn’t think.

Jack: I love you. I never wanna risk what we have together. I never wanna lose you, ever.

Diane: I hope that’s true. Because I never wanna lose you, either.

Jack: What we have means the world to me. I did what I had to do. It saved nikki. Can you find some way to just trust the rest of it?

Victor: What makes you think that I would negotiate with you about anything?

Jordan: Do you really wanna keep trudging down here to see me? Someone’s gonna find me, and then we’ll both end up in prison. Me for my– my things, and you– well, you for unlawful imprisonment. So, why don’t we just call it a day, okay? No harm, no foul.

Victor: Good try.

Jordan: So, how much longer are you gonna torture me? What– what do you want from me?

Victor: You have nothing I want. Both harrison and claire are home safe and sound. No thanks to you.

Jordan: Okay, I– I know I– I– I went too far. And I know that I need to be punished for my transgressions, but why– why don’t you… why don’t you just put me in a– a proper prison, okay? Don’t leave me here in this black hole.

Victor: This is it. Get used to it. But… I brought you a present.

Jordan: What am I gonna do with a– a bottle of booze?

Victor: You’re gonna drown yourself in alcohol. That’s what you’re gonna do. The way you wanted my wife to perish. So drink to your heart’s content… until you croak.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, May 6, 2024

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Nick is glad to see Victor has returned from checking Nikki into rehab.  Victor is very quiet and looking depressed. Nick thinks Victor should be looking on the bright side, that Nikki is getting help and that Jordan is dead.  Victor blames himself and Jack for Nikki going into rehab. Nick presses him for details about how Jack is involved, so Victor explains that Jack almost died by drinking and taking pills, to shock Nikki into sobriety.  She had to call the paramedics.  Later, Victor visits Jordan down in his homemade jail in the basement. She begs him to let her go, and then she tries to reason with him, but he is undeterred. He gives her a bottle of liquor and tells her to drink herself to death, like she tried to do to Nikki.

Diane is happy to see that Jack returned home, since she couldn’t get hold of him all night. He explains to her what happened the previous night with Nikki – that she was drinking herself to death, so he drank and took pills, to shock her so much that she would go to rehab. She had to call the paramedics to save him. Diane is upset and angry that he would risk his life for Nikki. She calls him selfish for OD’ing.  She’s worried that he wasn’t thinking when he did this and could easily fall back into addiction. He apologizes and admits that maybe she’s right. He tells her that he loves her, and they hug. He hopes she can forgive him.

Kyle comes in during the explanation, but they cover and tell him that Jack is working from home today. Jack says he’ll check in on Harrison, who is upstairs, while Kyle leaves for work. Kyle can tell something is wrong, but he leaves.

Phyllis sees Summer at the Athletic Club. Summer is still worrying about Harrison. She tells her mom that she spent the night at the Abbotts just to watch him. Phyllis compliments her and tells her how brave she is. They meet Sharon there to get a recommendation for a good child therapist for Harrison. Sharon gives her a person’s name and number to call. Later, Nick runs into Phyllis there. They discuss Summer and Jordan, which leads them to talk about the past when crazy Patty poisoned Summer with peanuts, putting the child into a coma.

Kyle runs into Sharon and thanks her for helping them with Harrison (with the therapist).  Later, Summer and Kyle have an argument when she demands that Claire not be allowed anywhere near Harrison. He objects because Claire is a Newman and thus family. Summer feels panic again every time she sees Claire and doesn’t want to go through that again.

 

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Y&R Transcript Friday, May 3, 2024

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Victoria: What? Why are you looking at me like that?

Nick: I just– you know, I’m making sure you’re okay.

Victoria: You better say that I look fine, because I finally slept all the way through the night last night.

Nick: Great, vic. You needed sleep.

Victoria: Yeah. You know, I just keep reminding myself that jordan is dead and there’s nothing that she can do to hurt us again. But she’s popped out of the shadows so many times and just done so many hurtful things that, um, you know, it’s hard to break the habit of being on high alert. How’s summer?

Nick: Um, you know, like a coiled spring. I don’t think she thinks this is really over either.

Victoria: I’m sorry to hear that, nick. You know, I hope she understands that claire didn’t have anything to do with harrison’s kidnapping.

Nick: Oh, I’m sure she does. But in all fairness, she had her doubts about claire. You know, we all did. That includes me.

Victoria: Well, sad to say, I had a moment where I doubted her as well.

Nick: Really? You never showed that.

Victoria: Ah, it was more me questioning myself, wondering if maybe there’s something that I missed. Maybe jordan was able to get to her somehow. But then I talked to cole and he brought me back to the truth. You know, he just– he just talked to me and, you know, he reasoned with me. He was my rock through all of this. For sure. And he kept me well-fed.

[ Both chuckling ]

Nick: Okay.

Victoria: What?

Nick: Uh, you know, it’s just, every time you talk about cole, you get this look in your eye.

Victoria: Shut up.

Nick: You shut up. Seriously. It’s like a dopey look of affection.

Victoria: Oh, come on. You are truly annoying sometimes.

Nick: How long until the two of you pick out furniture and move in together?

Victoria: Okay, now you’re done.

Nick: Not until you admit it.

Victoria: Admit what?

Nick: Vic, I can do this all day long.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] Okay, maybe we had a slight, very slight romantic reconnection. But that’s it, nothing else.

Nick: Was that so hard?

Victoria: He’s just been there for me, nick, in so many different ways. When I didn’t think that anyone or anything would be able to get me through it, you know?

Nick: You don’t have to sell me on cole. I know he’s a good guy. The way he’s dealt with our family and newfound fatherhood, couldn’t be easy. And if something romantic does happen between the two of you and it’s what you really want, then I’m happy for you.

Victoria: Thank you.

Victor: Excuse me.

Nick: Hey, dad.

Victor: Have either of you seen your mother this morning?

Victoria: No. Why?

Victor: She didn’t come home last night.

Nikki: How is he? He has to be okay.

Paramedic: We gave him a shot to counteract the opioids, but he’s gonna need to follow up with his doctor.

Nikki: Yes, of course.

Paramedic: Ma’am, have you taken anything?

Nikki: No. No, I– I haven’t had any pills. But I– I have been drinking.

Kyle: Yes, his name is jack abbott and I just wanna know if he was in last night. Can you ask the matre d’? He knows who he is. Oh. I understand. Well, if he stops in, can you tell him his family’s looking for him? Thanks.

[ Knock on door ] Claire. Hi.

Claire: Hi. Is this a bad time?

Kyle: No. No, come in. Are you okay to be out and about?

Claire: I’m okay. Still a little shaky, but okay.

Kyle: Yeah, I only heard bits and pieces about what happened to you, but I’m so glad you made it home safe. Harrison will be too.

Claire: That’s actually why I came by. I wanted to make sure he was okay. Or as okay as can be expected after what jordan put him through.

Kyle: Yeah, he’s holding up better than I could’ve hoped.

Claire: You don’t have to say that for my benefit.

Kyle: No, I know. I mean, yeah, it was horrible and traumatic and it makes me sick that it happened, but harrison’s a tough little kid. He’s getting a lot of love and reassurance, and we’re gonna make sure he has everything he needs to get through this.

Claire: Loving parents make all the difference. Anyway, that’s why I stopped by, so, um, give him a big hug from me, will you?

>>Kyle: Well, that’s a short visit. [ Chuckles ]

Claire: I figured it’s probably best if harrison doesn’t see me. The last thing I want is to remind him of what happened with jordan.

Kyle: You know, actually, I think it would be good for harrison to see you. I mean, he kept asking about you, wanting us to find you, to save you.

Claire: That’s so sweet.

Kyle: I mean, he’s sleeping right now, but he should be up pretty soon. Claire, this wasn’t your fault.

Claire: People keep saying that.

Kyle: Because it’s true. You were just as much of a victim of jordan’s madness as harrison was. Everybody knows that now.

Claire: It still doesn’t make me feel any less guilty.

Kyle: Why would you feel guilty? You had nothing to do with it.

Claire: I did have something to do with it, kyle. I had everything to do with it. Why was jordan here? Why did she go after an innocent little boy?

Kyle: Why would she do anything? Because she’s pure evil and wanted to do as much damage as possible.

Claire: That’s true. But I was her trojan horse into genoa city. She never could’ve snuck into town if it weren’t for me. Started this insane war against everyone. I’m the reason that she could terrorize your family and my family, and I will never forgive myself for that.

Paramedic: Make sure he doesn’t take anything else. Next time he might not be so lucky.

Nikki: I’ll make sure. Jack? Jack. Wake– wake up. Wake up for me.

Jack: What happened?

Nikki: You passed out from all the pills and alcohol.

Jack: Pills?

Nikki: Well, they gave you something to counteract it, but it was touch and go for a while. I am so glad you’re okay. Damn it, jack. What the hell were you thinking? I’ll be honest.

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Victor: No sign of her anywhere.

Nick: I don’t even wanna say this, but is there a chance jordan survived that fall and somehow got to mom?

Victoria: Don’t say that, nick. Don’t even think it.

Nick: They never found a body, vic. That woman’s got, like, a thousand lives.

Victor: Son, jordan is dead, okay? And there’s no way she has a hold of your mother.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know what to do. I think your mother’s still suffering from what jordan has done to her.

Victoria: She’s been drinking again.

Victor: Yes, I’m afraid she has.

Victoria: Damn it. I knew it.

Nick: Did you try all the restaurants and bars?

Victoria: Hospitals?

Victor: Everywhere I can think of.

Victoria: Daddy, if there’s anything that we can do to help, just let us know.

Victor: Hold on for one second here. Oh. Thank god.

Victoria: What is it?

Victor: My security team thinks they found out where she is, okay?

Nick: Well, that’s great.

Victor: I’ve got to go.

Victoria: Oh.

Kyle: I’m sorry. I’m not gonna let you beat yourself up over this.

Claire: Kyle…

Kyle: No, how many people tried to stop your aunt and couldn’t?

Claire: Yes, but that night…

Kyle: She is a monster. And you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Claire: But if I had been on alert, if I reacted more quickly, I could’ve done something.

Kyle: No, no. Don’t go down that hole. There’s nothing good down there. I almost went down it myself. Where was i when harrison was taken? Jordan got into the house. She got you and harrison out of the house, and I didn’t hear. So maybe I’m the one who should feel responsible.

Claire: That is ridiculous.

Kyle: I know. Because there’s only one person to blame. I hate to say it, but justice finally found jordan. How do you feel about that?

Claire: About what?

Kyle: Jordan’s death.

Claire: At first, I couldn’t believe it. Then I was relieved. Then I was scared.

Kyle: Scared?

Claire: That it wasn’t true. That somehow she had managed to escape death yet again, so that she could punish me, punish everyone. That’s why she took us both, you know. So that people would believe that I was in on her plan. I turned my back on her, so she wanted everyone to turn their backs on me. You believed it at first, didn’t you?

Kyle: I won’t lie. It was hard not to. I mean, the way it looked, the timing of it all.

Claire: I would’ve believed it too. That’s how sick she was. This was another way to keep me from my real family, from a normal life. That’s what tortured me. What I thought about every second that I was in that storage unit. That I… wouldn’t make it out to tell everyone I wasn’t involved. That I would die there and no one would ever know.

Kyle: Yeah. You and harrison made it home safe. That’s the only thing that matters.

Claire: And I’m grateful. I just wish I could’ve protected him from her.

Harrison: Claire, you’re okay! My lucky bunny charm worked!

Nikki: Do you remember anything about last night?

Jack: Ah… I remember you trying to drink yourself to death.

Nikki: Yeah.

Jack: You certainly seem more sober now.

Nikki: Well, your collapse knocked some sense into me. I’m going to rehab. I– I’m powerless over alcohol. And god knows my life has become unmanageable.

Jack: You remember step one.

Nikki: Always the most important one.

Jack: I’m glad. It’s wonderful. I’m proud of you.

Nikki: I’m so sorry about the horrible things I said to you last night. I– I just wanted you to leave so I could keep drinking. But you wouldn’t let me.

Jack: I couldn’T.

Nikki: But you put yourself at such risk. Why would you do that?

Jack: I don’t know. Instinct? I had to get you to open your eyes. I was convinced you were gonna try to drink yourself to death. And I was gonna try anything, anything to stop you.

Nikki: Thank you.

[ Door slams ]

Victor: What’s going on here? It ain’t my dad’s razor, dad.

Claire: Hello, summer.

Summer: Claire. It’s, uh, good to see that you’re back.

Claire: Thank you.

Summer: I heard that it was quite the ordeal.

Claire: It was, but everything is all right in the end.

Summer: Yeah, let’s– let’s hope so.

Harrison: Claire never got to read to me because of the witch. Can you read now?

Claire: I would really like to. But I think your mom wants to do it. She missed you so much. She just wants to spend as much time as she can with you right now, but… I can read to you some other time if you like.

Harrison: That works.

Summer: Ready to go upstairs, sweetie?

Harrison: I’m happy claire’s back. You too, mommy?

Summer: Yeah, me too. Let’s go.

Kyle: What did I tell you? Harrison’s thrilled to see you. You’ve taken a weight off his shoulders.

Claire: How does that little guy have such a big heart? It’s really a testament to you and summer.

Kyle: Yeah, he’s definitely your biggest fan.

Claire: It’s really amazing to see him with the two of you. What it’s like to grow up with parents who adore him.

Kyle: We do. He makes everything worth it. Especially when something goes wrong. ‘Cause something always does.

Claire: Is there something else?

Kyle: Ah, probably not. I’m just a little on edge.

Claire: Well, I understand that very well. Even when you are finally safe, it’s hard to really accept it.

Kyle: So, what’s next? Moving forward.

Claire: You mean now that the witch is finally, really dead? I might start by sleeping for a week.

Kyle: And after that? I mean, you’re free, claire. You have a big, new life in front of you. Have you given any thought about what you wanna do with it?

Victoria: Poor mom.

Nick: And poor dad.

Victoria: This is killing him.

Nick: Look, mom’s beaten alcohol before and she’ll do it again once she locks in and decides that’s what she really wants.

Victoria: And with jordan finally dead, she has nothing else to focus on except for her recovery.

Nick: Yeah. I’m sorry about that.

Victoria: Sorry about what?

Nick: For even suggesting that jordan might still be alive.

Victoria: Yeah. Where did that even come from? Look, I know jordan’s escaped from prison and many other places, but… I mean, she’s not immortal, nick. She can’t escape death.

Nick: I know that, but they never found any proof.

Victoria: There’s no way anyone could’ve survived a fall like that. So, until we find the body and we drive a stake through her miserable heart, that’s just gonna have to do.

Nick: Yet the damage she did still lives on.

Victoria: We wouldn’t be chasing mom from one bar to another if jordan hadn’t shoved alcohol down her throat, knowing full well what the outcome would be.

Nick: Yet mom still saved her life after jordan took that poison.

Victoria: Maybe that’s what really drove her over the edge, knowing that she could’ve ended all of this if she had just let jordan die.

Nick: Do you remember when mom told us that alcoholics never need an excuse to drink?

Victoria: [Sighs ] I just hope we can find an excuse to get her to stop.

Nikki: What are you doing here?

Victor: What do you think I’m doing here? I’ve been looking for you! All night! They told me you’d be here. The paramedics were here.

Nikki: I’m so sorry, victor. I– I don’t know what to say.

Victor: I bet you are. So, you and abbott had a little party?

Nikki: No, nothing like that.

Jack: Victor, things got out of control. I’m sorry. None of this is nikki’s fault. The ambulance was for me. Your wife saved my life. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

Jack: Victor, you have every right to be furious.

Victor: You have no idea how I’m feeling right now.

Nikki: This all started with me. He was just trying to help.

Jack: No, no, don’t make excuses for me. I slipped. This is not nikki’s fault. No, I should’ve been protecting her. I should’ve been her sponsor. I got messed up. I own this.

Nikki: That’s not how it happened.

Victor: I don’t give a damn how it happened. How are you feeling?

Nikki: I’m finally ready to go to rehab.

Victor: About time.

Nikki: I know I must disgust you right now. I’m so sorry.

Victor: Never mind any of that. Just get cleaned up. I’ll take you home.

Nikki: I– you two, leave each other alone.

Victor: Don’t worry about it. Kindly get cleaned up.

Nikki: I’ll be right back.

Victor: So, you’re supposed to protect my wife, right?

Jack: I know. I– I saw her drinking again, realized how I had not been there for her again. I couldn’t take it. The pills were supposed to be the answer. They were supposed to make those feelings go away.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about feelings. What you did was unconscionable.

Jack: You’re right. For me to break after all– all this time, it’s an embarrassment for me even more that you know it. But nikki has turned a corner here. You heard her. She’s ready to make the next huge step. And once she’s back from recovery, once she’s clean, I will make it up to her somehow, but she saved my life.

Victor: I would not have saved your life.

Claire: Whenever I would dream about a future, jordan was always there to remind me who I was and where I stood. That my life wasn’t my own. It was just about her and her mission.

Kyle: Well, I promise you, when it finally hits home and you realize your life is entirely yours, it will feel like christmas and new year’s and your best birthday all rolled into one.

Claire: I hope so.

Kyle: I know it. And you deserve it.

Claire: Second chances are hard to get. Genoa city has been far kinder to me than I ever could’ve hoped and I’m not going to waste it.

Kyle: Good.

Summer: Kyle, harrison wants you to come upstairs and check out the house he made for his lucky bunny.

Kyle: Another architect in the family.

Claire: Well, I’d better hurry. I’ve already taken up enough of your time.

Kyle: All right.

Claire: And if it’s okay, I would like to see harrison again.

Kyle: Yeah, of course. He would love that.

Claire: If he talks about jordan or what happened, I would be more than happy to talk him through it. I can relate. I can remind him that I’m okay and he’s okay too.

Kyle: Yeah, I hadn’t thought about it like that, but yeah, I mean, that makes sense.

Claire: Anyway, um, bye. Thanks again for letting me see him.

Kyle: So, let’s see that lucky bunny house he built.

Summer: Just a second. I– I wanna talk to you, alone.

Kyle: Okay.

Summer: Look, I know that harrison seems like he’s totally okay, but he’s not. Not after everything that he’s been through. And we’re not doing him any favors by not dealing with it right now.

Victor: Are you ready?

Nikki: I think so.

Victor: When we get home, I’ll make arrangements for a rehab facility. Got a problem with that?

Nikki: I’m not comfortable leaving jack here alone.

Jack: No, no, no, no. You go. I– I’ll be fine. Um, I won’t leave until I’m feeling stronger. Promise.

Nikki: Before I go, I need you to give me the rest of the pills. (Male announcer) an important message for americans age 50 to 85.

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Victoria: Claire? Claire?

Kyle: Did something happen upstairs?

Summer: Well… he made a house for his bunny, right? But then he started talking about how he needs to add doors and locks to keep all the bad people out. Then he was asking me about claire. And if I really think that she is okay. And when is she coming back?

Kyle: He was worried about her.

Summer: I think it’s more than that, kyle.

Kyle: Then what?

Summer: It’s like– it’s like he needs to make sure that she’s safe. To convince himself that he’s safe.

Kyle: Okay, it just happened, summer. It’s gonna take some time.

Summer: Yes, I know. But I’m worried that he’s talking about claire and not himself. It’s like he doesn’t know what to do with all these feelings that he has. I think he needs to see someone.

Kyle: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I agree.

Summer: Good. As soon as possible.

Kyle: I’ve already made some calls. And we need to find him a new nanny too.

Summer: Uh, no, I’m– I’m gonna watch him for now.

Kyle: What about your work?

Summer: I’ll figure it out. What we need to do right now is to make sure our son feels safe again. Whatever it takes. Nothing else in my life is more important than that.

Victoria: No, cole. I got home and claire wasn’t here. She didn’t mention that she was going anywhere, so I thought she might be with you. I checked with security already and they said that she’s not up at the ranch either. I’m trying to stay calm. It’s just that something that nicholas said earlier just– it has me freaked out. Well, what if jordan survived somehow? No, I know it sounds crazy, but I– oh, thank god. Okay. She’s fine. She just walked in. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I dumped all of this on you. I’ll call you later. Okay. Where were you?

Claire: I– I wanted to check on harrison. See that he was okay.

Victoria: Never scare me like that again.

Victor: Should never have allowed jack abbott to be your sponsor.

Nikki: I keep telling you it wasn’t his fault.

Victor: Of course, it’s his fault. He matched you drink for drink.

Nikki: Because he didn’t know what else to do.

Victor: Oh, really? He admitted himself that he was responsible.

Nikki: That’s because he didn’t wanna humiliate me in front of you.

Victor: Oh, what a big heart. His gallantry knows no bounds.

Nikki: All right. Do you wanna know the truth or do you wanna keep blaming jack because you can’t bear the thought that your wife is a hopeless drunk? I was already wasted by the time jack got there.

Victor: What? And he didn’t call me?

Nikki: No, because he knew it would kill me to have you see me that way.

Victor: Oh, really? So he just stood by and watched you?

Nikki: No, he didn’T. He tried to distract me with everything he could think of. I had lost hope. I was just ready to drink myself into oblivion. Jack was desperate to save me, so he decided to… try to shock me out of my binge by joining me.

Victor: What? What a stupid idea. And then what? I could’ve lost you.

Mike had a heart

attack a year ago.

Victoria: So what was it like being back there?

Claire: Strange. I tried not to think about jordan having been in the house waiting to grab us both. Hey, do you think harrison might forget? That it might seem like a bad dream and fade away?

Victoria: For his sake, I do hope so. I wish the same thing for you too, claire. But jordan is gone. We don’t have to worry about her anymore. So, um, was kyle okay with you coming over?

Claire: Yeah, he couldn’t have been nicer, more supportive. He doesn’t blame me at all for what happened.

Victoria: And nor should he. In fact, if anyone tries to hold you responsible for what happened, I want you to tell me. You’re a victim in this. And if someone can’t see that–

Claire: What, you’re gonna set them straight?

Victoria: Well, don’t laugh. I do know how to make a point. So, was summer there?

Claire: She doesn’t wanna be away from harrison right now. She loves him so much.

Victoria: Did she say anything to you?

Claire: She was civil.

Victoria: Oh, really? That’s all?

Claire: Well, it must be hard for her to see me at the house, anywhere near harrison. She didn’t exactly trust me before any of this happened and that’s never going to change now.

Victoria: Oh, well, you know what? A mother’s first instinct is to protect their child. And once the threat is gone, then eventually, they let their guard down. Just, you know, give your cousin a little time.

[ Phone pings ] What a relief.

Claire: What?

Victoria: Ah, nothing. Your grandmother’s finally home.

Claire: Home from where?

Victoria: Ah… it’s a long story, and I will– I’ll fill you in later, okay? But right now, I have to get up to the main house.

Nikki: I’m sorry I put you through this again. But it made me realize that rehab is my only option. I wanna get sober again. For you, and– and the kids, and most importantly me.

Victor: I’m relieved to hear you say that, okay?

Nikki: But it did take jack’s actions to wake me up.

Victor: Do me a favor. Do not mention that man and his idiotic plan that almost got you killed, okay?

Nikki: I don’t wanna argue with you.

Victor: I don’t want to hear his name again, period.

Nikki: Well, um, I’m gonna go upstairs and pack a bag.

Victor: You’re doing the right thing.

Nikki: I know I am.

Victor: I’m sure you’ll come out of this stronger and healthier than ever. I love you, okay?

Nikki: I love you.

Kyle: Dad, thank god, you’re home. Where have you been? Are you okay? Nothing comes close to this place in the morning.

Nikki: Oh. Hi.

Victoria: Mom, are you okay?

Nick: We saw dad earlier. He’s pretty worried.

Nikki: Yeah, I know, and I’ve apologized to him for that. It was a terrible night. The worst one yet. But an important one. I’ve decided to check myself into rehab.

Victoria: I’m relieved, but we didn’t realize that–

Nick: We just didn’t know it had gotten that bad.

Nikki: Yeah, well, I’ve gotten pretty adept at hiding my problem. But there won’t be any more hiding. It’s time for me to face this head-on.

Nick: Well, I hope you know you have our support, 100%.

Victoria: This is a good thing, mom. And anything that you need.

Nikki: Ah, actually, there– there is one thing.

Nick: Name it.

Nikki: Please be particularly kind with your father. This has really shaken him. So, promise me that you will look after him and make sure he stays steady and calm. I love you.

Victoria: I love you.

Nikki: I love you too, darling.

Jack: Of course, I’m okay. Why would I not be?

Kyle: ‘Cause you look like hell. And you’ve been out all night. You know, mom’s been worried sick. I’ve been making calls, leaving messages.

Jack: Yeah. A friend needed help. Everything’s fine now. Except I need a few hours of sleep.

Kyle: That’s it? That’s all.

Jack: How’s harrison?

Kyle: Summer is worried about him. Wants him to see a child therapist to make sure he’s processing his feelings and not pushing them down.

Jack: I think that’s the right thing, good. I’m glad the two of you are doing everything you can.

Kyle: And claire came by.

Jack: Oh, how did that go?

Kyle: He was happy to see her. Relieved that she’s okay. Those two were buddies before, but their bond is even stronger now.

Jack: Such a shame they had to go through what they did.

Kyle: Yeah, it’s a shame a lot of us doubted claire in the first place. She knows what people thought, what they may still believe. It’s been rough on her, on top of what she went through.

Jack: I get it. I am sympathetic.

Kyle: People had a lot of knee-jerk reactions.

Jack: It’s unfortunate. But you know, when someone you love is in danger, you just react. Maybe you’re right, maybe you’re wrong. In the moment, all you have is your instincts. You get through the crisis and you deal with the repercussions later.

Kyle: Dad, are you sure you’re okay?

[ Knocking on door ]

Jack: Hold on.

Victor: I’m giving you this warning once, and once only. Don’t you ever come near my wife again.

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Nate: I thought we were friends, audra. And that’s what friends do. They tell each other the truth.

Audra: Are you sure that’s all it is, nate?

Lily: What is this meeting about?

Mamie: Oh, well, I– I would prefer to wait until everyone’s arrived. I promise. It’s going to be worth it.

Victor: How’s your relationship with victoria? Has something changed?

Diane: You have thrown away years of sobriety for nikki newman!

Jack: My sobriety is not at risk.

Diane: How do I know you don’t have pills on you right now?

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, May 3, 2024

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Nikki calls the paramedics…they arrive to give Jack something to counteract the effects of the painkillers…Jack finally awakens. Jack thinks Nikki for saving his life.

Victor is frantically looking for Nikki and his security team tells him they found Nikki at the Athletic Club. Victor finds Nikki with Jack and he isn’t happy. Jack explains to Victor that Nikki saved his life last night because he slipped and took pain killers.

Once Nikki and Victor are home, Nikki explains that Jack tried everything to stop her from drinking and when nothing worked he shocked some into her by joining her. Victor thinks Jack had a stupid idea and she could have died last night. Victor goes to Jack’s house and tells him never to come near Nikki again. Nikki tells Victor, Victoria, and Nick that she has decided to go to rehab to get sober again.

Claire goes to see Kyle and Harrison. Harrison is happy to see that Claire is okay and gives her a hug. Summer tells Kyle she thinks Harrison needs to see a therapist to deal with the ordeal he has suffered. Kyle tells Claire she and Harrison are both victims of Jordan and she isn’t to blame for what happened to her and Harrison.

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Y&R Transcript Thursday, May 2, 2024

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Nikki: Leave me alone!

Jack: Let me in, nikki. You’re not okay. None of this is okay.

Nikki: Pretend you didn’t see me.

Jack: No, I saw you.

Nikki: Well, I don’t want to see you, so get out of here.

Jack: I am not going anywhere. I am your sponsor, remember? A job you asked me to do.

Nikki: I am fine. And you’re fired.

Jack: No, you can fire me once you’re sober. Let me in. Come on. You can’t even stand up here. Don’t make me push the door in.

[ Nikki grunts ]

Nikki: Fine. You asked for it.

Jack: My god. What happened here?

Nikki: Oh, what’s the matter, jack? You were just trying to beat my door down a second ago, and now you’re running scared?

Jack: Give me that. Give me that.

Nikki: Hey– well, gee, thanks. What a gentleman. Make mine a double, will ya?

Jack: This is over.

Nikki: Oh, no, it is not. You are not the boss of me. I am the boss of me. And I want a drink, so either pour or get out of here.

Jack: You have had plenty to drink. I’m not going anywhere until I sober you up and take you to a meeting. We can still make the late night meeting.

Nikki: I’m sick of meetings. All those sad sacks. My name is nikki and I’m an alcoholic. God, how many times have I said that in depressing church basements? And where has it gotten me? Huh? Right here. Well, I’m done. It doesn’t work.

Jack: No, it works if you work it–

Nikki: Oh, shut up. I’m not going to a meeting and I’m not going to get sober.

Jack: Nikki.

Nikki: No. Get away.

Jack: Nikki, stop.

[ Nikki pants ]

Nikki: I can’t do it, jack. Not this time. I give up.

Jack: No. No, you are not giving up. Not on my watch.

Nikki: Hey, turn those lights back down. You’re ruining my mood lighting.

Jack: This room is a mess. You are a mess. Your breath reeks of alcohol. It’s oozing out of your pores. Look at yourself.

Nikki: Wow, that’s your idea of a pep talk? Cuz it stinks. I know what I look like. I know what all this looks like, and it’s what it is. It’s a bender. And you’re not invited.

Jack: Could you please send up two bottles– make it four bottles of water, a pot of coffee and an omelet, some sourdough toast and potatoes. And put a rush on it, please. I’ll pay for it.

Nikki: I sure hope that’s for you because that sounds disgusting.

Jack: Well, hopefully, it’ll sober you up.

Nikki: That’s so not true, jack. I mean, why does everybody think that? It just makes you wide awake, drunk with a sick stomach.

Jack: We’ll see who’s right when you eat. Lauren is looking for you. Victor is looking for you. You’re ignored at all my calls.

Nikki: Uh-huh, uh-huh. I got the messages.

Jack: Nikki, talk to me. How did you end up here like this?

Nikki: Well, same way I always do. I am me.

Jack: No, I don’t understand. The whole nightmare with jordan is over. Wait, maybe you haven’t heard. Cole and victoria found claire. She’s okay.

Nikki: Yeah, I know. I got the texts. I– I’m glad that she’s safe. Let’s do a toast to claire.

Jack: Yeah, thank you. Claire is okay. Harrison is home. Jordan is dead. Now, you can stop drinking.

Nikki: None of that changes anything for me.

Jack: Was this just a celebration? Is that what it is? An excuse to get hammered again?

Nikki: I don’t need an excuse.

Jack: Why didn’t you call me when you first got the urge to pick up a bottle again?

Nikki: There’s no point. I mean, it would have just been a huge waste of time for you, just like now is. Don’t you get it? I’m a lost cause. (Vo) you might be used to living with your albuterol asthma

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Jack: Nikki.

Nikki: Hey.

Jack: Listen to me. You are not a lost cause. That is the booze talking. I’m not going to listen to it and neither should you.

Nikki: Get off of me!

Jack: They’re going to bring up food soon. Why don’t you go splash your face with water?

Nikki: Oh. Yeah, you’d like that. I know what you’re doing. You want me to take a good hard look in the bathroom mirror and recognize that I have hit rock bottom and need to pull myself up and all that, but you don’t understand. It is too late. I’ve been here so many times and here I am again.

Jack: You know what? I don’t want to hear this anymore. I don’t know who you see in the mirror. I see a strong, compassionate woman who has been tortured for months by jordan. It has been harrowing, yes, but I know one thing about you. You always come out on the other side of these battles stronger and better.

Nikki: Well, not this time. My family hates me. I’ve let them all down.

Jack: Where is this coming from? Your family could not be more supportive. They’re probably worried sick about you right now, and where you are. In fact, we should give them a call.

Nikki: What? No! No, don’t you dare, jack! Don’t you do that!

Jack: Stop!

Nikki: I had a dream. Do you hear me? I had a dream and I– I saw the future. My whole family hates me and they’re– they’re sick of me and my crap choices, and I made those even when I was sober, and they finally had enough. I– I ruined everything, so the least I can do is let them move on without me, right?

Jack: Nikki, it’s a dream. It’s a vodka-soaked nightmare. I know it feels real sometimes. It’s not. It is your fears and you can’t put any stock in it.

Nikki: You’re right. There is only one thing I can count on and I can’t let it down. I can’t hurt it. I can’t break its heart and it can’t break mine. Will you stop it?

Jack: It will break your heart every time, nikki. It will. That dream was not telling you the future. That dream was warning you what would happen if you don’t stop drinking. All that you could lose, a family you adore, a family that loves you, adores you. They depend on you more than you know. You are the rock of that family and your dear friends count on you as well.

Nikki: My dear friends are gone, jack. Katherine, neil.

Jack: If katherine and neil were here right now, what would they say? They’ve given you some tough love over the years.

Nikki: They’re not here.

Jack: No, I am, and so is lauren, and so is michael, and so many other people who come to you for guidance.

Nikki: Anybody who would count on me now is an idiot. You can tell them I said so.

Jack: No, I’m not going to do that. No, you want to sober up and tell them yourself, knock yourself out, because you and I both know once the vodka’s out of your system, you’re going to think straight again.

Nikki: No, not going to happen.

Jack: I’m not going to let you give up, nikki.

Nikki: Really? What are you going to do to stop me?

Jack: I think we need to talk about rehab.

Nikki: Oh, no, no. No way.

Jack: I know you thought you could handle it.

Nikki: No way. Uh-uh.

Jack: This has progressed, nikki. You need more than me and meetings. You need the constant care and help of professionals in a facility.

Nikki: It’s not going to work, jack. My god, do you know how many times I’ve been down this– well, yeah, you do. Been around for decades. First was my riding accident, then my intervention. I’ve tried everything.

Jack: And they worked.

Nikki: Until they didn’T.

Jack: Nikki, relapse is part of recovery. You know that. You have to let the program work for you again.

Nikki: It won’t work, jack, because I know all the right words to say, okay? I– I can do anything to make people believe I am working the program, but I won’t be. It’s all an act.

Jack: So you fake it ’til you make it.

Nikki: Will you shut up with your stupid sayings? I am trying to be honest here. You have to want to get sober, but I don’T.

Jack: Why not?

Nikki: I’m sorry I let you down. And don’t take it personally. I let everybody down.

Jack: The only important person here is you. Do not let yourself down, nikki. You can do this. I know it seems bleak now. I know it’s scary. I have been here myself. But it can turn around. You know it can turn around.

Nikki: Yeah, let me guess. This too shall pass?

Jack: Yes, and without it being a miracle from heaven.

Nikki: Oh, stop it. Your damn positivity. You can’t turn on a few lights and say that everything is going to be okay and make it so.

Jack: That is not what I expected.

Nikki: You know what I’m doing right now? I am trying to figure out how to get you out of here so I can open another bottle.

Jack: Too bad. I got nothing but time on my hands. I have nowhere I have to go. I’m going to sit here and listen to you until you agree to go to a meeting.

Nikki: Oh, my god. Your ego. I mean, you are so damn smug. You really think that you can fix me? Why don’t you go to an al-anon meeting? I mean, maybe they can knock it into your thick skull that you can’t change anybody, especially me.

Jack: Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Stop thinking you know the future. We are here. This is now. And you can leave those bottles unopened just for tonight. That’s all you have to think about.

Nikki: Ah, there you are.

Jack: Nikki.

Nikki: Come to mama.

[ Nikki sighs ] Damn it.

Jack: Nikki, I know this is terrifying. I know some part wants to just give up and drown yourself. It’s seductive. But it also fools you into believing this is what you want, that this is what you deserve. The booze is telling you you’re not strong enough. The booze is telling you you failed. You have to find a way to drown out that noise.

Nikki: I don’t want to find it, jack. I– I can’t fight this anymore. It’s 24-7. I mean, will I drink or will I not drink? And then– and then, when I take a drink, then all that goes away. I mean, don’t I deserve to have a little piece and quiet?

[ Bottle shatters ] Type 2 diabetes?

Nikki: Oh, you’re still here.

Jack: Hey, yeah. Room service came, cleaned up a little bit. Why don’t– come have something to drink?

Nikki: Oh, that’ll be vodka.

Jack: I don’t give up that easily. Come on, have a little bite to eat.

Nikki: No, I’m not hungry. Smells nauseating.

Jack: Ah, that’ll go away after the third bite.

Nikki: Oh, are you a doctor now? Or just playing one on tv?

Jack: Just a few forkfuls. Here. Have some coffee.

Nikki: Um, I really don’t feel well. Could you get me a cold towel in the bathroom?

Jack: So you can get another slug? No, that’s not going to happen. No, I know all the tricks. Come on, drink.

Nikki: I don’t have the strength to fight this anymore. I mean, look what I’ve done. Harrison could have been killed. Claire, too.

Jack: Nikki, nikki, that’s over. Jordan is gone.

Nikki: I can’t even celebrate that. The damage is done. How many years does poor harrison have of horrific nightmares? As for claire, who knows what jordan did to her, how that will affect her.

Jack: I don’t have any of those answers. No one does. We’ll only know with time. But I will say ’til I am blue in the face, you are not to blame for jordan’s actions.

Nikki: I should have let her die when I had the chance.

Jack: If you insist on being responsible, why not do what you do best?

Nikki: Hand me that bottle and I will.

Jack: Pulling yourself together to help your family.

Nikki: Yeah, I’m a real mother teresa.

Jack: Think, if you were able to take all of the energy you’re using to convince me you should drink to fighting for something else, for people you love, for organizations you believe in.

Nikki: Oh, god, jack. You think doing charity work will make me sober?

Jack: I think if you stopped wallowing in self-pity for long enough, you would realize that it has helped you in the past to be there for others. Think of how you have helped new hope. Think of all the fundraising you’ve done for ms.

Nikki: Well, I’ll just do another concert. Then, all my troubles will be over.

Jack: That is not you talking. You are a kind, thoughtful person. That is liquor talking.

Nikki: I’m just letting the real me out and it’s a damn relief.

Jack: So, what about the people you’ve helped? People whose lives you have literally changed. Katherine and neil would tell you, you changed theirs. You helped them at very low moments in their lives. Why not do the same thing for your great-grandson? Create happy memories for him to block out all those nightmares. Help claire so she doesn’t backslide. Hug her. Welcome her. I think you’ll be surprised at how helpful all that is.

Nikki: You’re right. I– I should help them. They deserve it. They deserve all of me. They deserve for me to pour this down the sink. And call that rehab.

Jack: Wait, do you mean that?

Nikki: Nice try, jack, but I can’t help anybody.

Jack: Don’t do this, nikki. Don’t do this. Trust yourself. Trust the program. Trust your higher power. That bottle can’t do a damn thing for you. I know you, nikki. You can beat this.

Nikki: That nikki is gone. And you’re going to have to rip this out of my hand to stop me. You can feel it when your dream becomes a pursuit.

Jack: Nikki, I’m not going to wrestle you for that bottle.

Nikki: Well, that’s too proper for you. Don’t want to get down in the mud with me.

Jack: Come on, let– let me take you to a meeting.

Nikki: Oh, that would be pretty. All those people I’ve poured my heart out to looking at me like this.

Jack: No one is turned away. You are always welcome in that room.

Nikki: I am not going anywhere.

Jack: Okay, okay, okay, fine. Let– let me distract you. Talk to me. We can talk about happy memories. Memories we share.

Nikki: You think I haven’t done that? It’s a landmine. I mean, for every happy memory, there’s one ten times worse.

Jack: Okay, okay, then let’s talk about family. You have a great family. A husband who would follow you to the ends of the earth. Children who adore you. Who would be devastated if anything happened to you.

Nikki: Will you stop it? You’re just making things worse. You can’t fix me.

Jack: Here, give me.

Nikki: Hey!

Jack: Give me.

Nikki: Stop it. You said that you wouldn’t wrestle me.

Jack: No, if it takes getting down in the mud with you, I will make it happen.

Nikki: Fine. Pour it down the sink if you want. There’s plenty more where that came from.

Jack: Nikki, please.

Nikki: None of your lectures have worked. I– I’m sorry I picked you as my sponsor.

Jack: Wait, don’t say that.

Nikki: Why? Why? Because it makes you feel bad because you failed? The great jack abbott finally met a problem he couldn’t solve. Well, don’t blame yourself. That– that’s my fault. I mean, I– I let you talk me into it against victor’s wishes. Something else I screwed up. But he was right. You couldn’t help me and now he can say I told you so.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: That feels good. Don’t look so sad, jack. It’s a buzzkill. You either join the party or get out.

Jack: Fine, I will. Wow, that is smooth. I see you sprung for the triple distilled.

Nikki: Yeah, well, my life might be in the gutter, but I still have my standards.

Jack: Well, then you won’t mind my taking one of these bottles for myself.

Nikki: And do you really think you can stop me from getting drunk by drinking half my supply?

Jack: Just watch me.

Nikki: Put the glass down, jack. You’re making a fool of yourself.

Jack: You know what? We should call room service. See if they can send up some vermouth, some olives. I’ll make us a martini. Well, that’s not the kind of drinking we’re doing now, is it?

Nikki: What is your plan? Because I am not amused.

Jack: Oh, you want to be amused? Come on, let’s see if ol’ smilin’ jack can have fun again.

Nikki: I doubt that.

Jack: Oh, you don’t think so? Okay, I got a better idea. We got it in here somewhere. Oh, there it is.

Nikki: What are you doing? You can’t have me committed, you know. You don’t have the authority.

Jack: Relax, this isn’t about you. Kieran, it’s jack abbott. Yeah, yeah, it’s been a long time. Um, could you make a delivery to the genoa city athletic club, room 428? Yeah, same stuff. Thanks, buddy. You know what? You’re right. I have been wound too tight for too long. It is time to get loose. Struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar 1?

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Nikki: Who was that? Who did you call?

Jack: Patience, my dear. All– it’s fine.

Nikki: Whatever you’re up to, it won’t work.

Jack: I am merely doing what you asked. I’m joining the party.

Nikki: You know damn well it’s not a party.

Jack: Oh boy, do I know that well. But as you so kindly pointed out, I have been a failure as your sponsor. So, to hell with it.

Nikki: Don’t try your reverse psychology on me. I want you out of here right now.

Jack: Or what?

Nikki: Or I will start screaming.

Jack: No, I don’t think you’re going to do that. No, I think you’re curious how far I’m going to take this. No, you can’t drink all that liquor yourself. My god, it puts you in the hospital, and that’s not part of the plan, is it? You said no rehab, and that’s exactly where the hospital would send you. And after an ugly detox, the strongest drink they serve you is apple juice. No, I’m doing you a favor, helping you with this, so you don’t overdo it. So come on! Let’s have a little fun here. Let’s have some toast. Come on. Come on! You want to do the first toast?

Nikki: No.

Jack: Okay, I’ll do it. To jordan’s reign of terror. She fell to her death running from her own damn crimes.

Nikki: For god’s sake, stop this.

Jack: Okay, okay, okay. We’ll lighten it up. It’s family. Talk about… no, your 40th anniversary. Victor would be pissed if we left him out of this. I mean, speaking of that, what about our marriage? You want to drink to our marriage?

Nikki: Jack, no, I–

Jack: No, no, no, stop, stop. I know just the toast. Please, please. To our enduring friendship. A lifetime together. As friends. Through thick and thin, no matter what.

Nikki: I don’t wanna toast. I want you to leave so I can drink in peace.

Jack: But, wait, it’s just getting started.

Nikki: Now you’re mocking me. Trying to get me to see what I look like. Well, don’t bother. I know how pathetic I am.

Jack: Oh, please, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Did it ever occur to you this isn’t all about you? Maybe I’ve been experienced some hell these past few months. Harrison is my grandson. I almost lost him. I spent countless hours with victor newman, of all people, looking for him. And claire. And that’s just the half of it. Ashley is a mess and she won’t ask for help. Kyle and diane are doing some tug-of-war over their jobs at jabot, with me in the middle. And then… and then, there is you. My lifelong friend who I could not help. I’ve been juggling a million balls in the air. Trying to be there for everyone. I can’t do it. It’s not working. And then, I see you. I see you drink and… all the relief you get out of a drink. It kills me. I want some relief.

Nikki: Well, there’s just one thing wrong with your pitch, jack. Alcohol was never your problem.

Jack: No, you mean it was never my solution. No, alcohol will calm me, yes. Now, to take away the pain, I need something stronger.

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Nikki: You better not be trying to pull something.

Jack: This is about me, not you. Thanks. Now, this is what hits the spot. Schwarzkopf

Nikki: Stop this, jack. What you’re doing is very dangerous.

Jack: I know what I have to do now. It’s crystal clear. I have to put myself in your shoes. I haven’t been doing that as a sponsor. No, I’ve been lecturing you with empty platitudes and slogans. And that’s not enough. No, I have to remember what it feels like. And alcohol is not my drug of choice. Now, these. When I hold these in my hand, that gives me comfort. The ease they can give me.

Nikki: What about the harm they can do? You know that too.

Jack: Well, it doesn’t matter. Once the urge is triggered, the pull is too hard, right?

Nikki: Well, make a damn gratitude list.

Jack: I am grateful for you. I am grateful for the bond we have. I would do anything for you.

Nikki: Yeah, but not like this. You– you can’t ruin your life to help me.

Jack: I am your sponsor, nikki. I will do whatever it takes. I would follow you to rock bottom so we could climb out together.

Nikki: Is your ego so big? You– you hate failure so much that you would do something so stupid? Are– are you telling me that– that you still have your dealer’s number after all these years? Why would you do that?

Jack: For the same reason you have a bottle of vodka at the newman ranch. Just to know it’s there. A little test we give ourselves, we addicts. Just to know we have the power over our addiction. Until now.

Nikki: Well, you’re not as weak as I am. You’re strong. You’ve got too many years under your belt. Too much to lose.

Jack: I said that to diane. She didn’t know I had a pain pill problem. I confided in her when I agreed to be your sponsor. And you know what she said? She was worried that helping you might tempt me. Draw me back to the pills. I told her there’s not a chance. And then the stress builds and builds until I’m dealing with a maniac who’s with control of my grandchild. And for the first time in I don’t know how long, I thought just one pill would give me some release. Just– just to ease the tension. It would help everyone else. If they didn’t have to deal with my tension. If they didn’t have to deal with mr. Uptight.

Nikki: Nobody thinks of you that way.

Jack: You do. You said it yourself.

Nikki: That was just because I was mad at you. And I want you out of here.

Jack: I don’t want to go anywhere. I want what you have! I want to just drink and wash it all away. You do that. You’ve survived. I just want it for me. For one night.

Nikki: You know that’s not how it works, jack. That’s crap. That’s the disease talking. It’s the rationalization.

Jack: Wow, who’s handing out the platitudes and advice now?

Nikki: Well, that’s because you’re the one with the family who needs you. I mean, they count on you. You’re the glue that holds them together.

Jack: I said that about you.

Nikki: Yeah, but that was a lie. My family blames me for this whole nightmare with jordan. You saw it on summer’s face when I told her that I had saved jordan’s life. Oh, she tried to deny it, but it was obvious. She blames me. I saw it in her eyes.

Jack: No, no, no. No, no, no. I did not see that.

Nikki: Well, I don’t want to hear it. And I don’t want any company on my trip to rock bottom. Do you understand? This is my world. My nightmare and I don’t want company. You’re not welcome.

Jack: Too bad. You’re stuck with me. Come on! Let’s do this together.

Nikki: You are being incredibly cruel.

Jack: Oh, that is rich. I give up and join you, and I’m the cruel one. You level vitriol and accusations at me all night long. What do you expect me to do? Just turn my back on you?

Nikki: I expect you to get the hell out of here.

Jack: We’re in this together now.

Nikki: You’re trying to make me feel more worried about you than I am about myself.

Jack: No, no. But you don’t have to worry about me. I can handle it, just like you say you can.

Nikki: Okay, that’s it. That’s it. You’re out of here, buddy. Now. Or I am going to start screaming and I’m going to call the police, too. Jack! No! I can’t let you do that.

Jack: How’s it feel? To not be able to stop someone you love from hurting themselves?

Nikki: Jack! ( )

Nikki: You didn’t really take that pill. It was all an act. You were trying to show me what it’s like to not be able to stop you, right?

Jack: There is something liberating about just giving up.

Nikki: Jack, you– you have no reason to give up. I mean, you– you have everything. Your– your life is perfect.

Jack: On the outside, yeah. You don’t know my inner life.

Nikki: It’s because I’ve been too selfish to ask.

Jack: I let you down as a friend, as a sponsor. I know you blame yourself for what happened to claire. I blame myself for your slip.

Nikki: No, please, don’T. Don’t do that. Jack, please, listen. Listen to me. I– I am going to get sober, okay? I’m going to have some coffee and a little something to eat, okay? Come, come join me.

Jack: No, no, this feels too good.

Nikki: Jack, jack, no, please, stop. I’m begging you, please, give me the pills. Give me the pills. You– you can’t mix them with alcohol.

Jack: You’re giving me advice now? I like that.

[ Phone ringing ] What? What? I got it!

Nikki: Oh!

Jack: It’s victor. It’s a missed messages. Missed, mixed– can’t say it.

Nikki: All right. Give me my phone–

Jack: No, what, you don’t want me answering it? Hello, mr. Mustache. It’s me, mr. Uptight. You would not believe where I am. You should come join us for the fun.

Nikki: That is so not funny.

Jack: Can you imagine how he would react if he saw us here? It would be fun to see the look on his face– yeah, okay, yeah. Maybe we should leave him in the dark. He’d just disapprove. Give me that look. Why does he do that with his eyebrow? Hey, hey. Hey, what? Hey, let’s just stay here. Our own private paradise. You and me, okay? Look out for each other.

Nikki: Jack, jack, jack, I– I– I was wrong. You’re right, I– I– I’m sorry. I do need a meeting. I– I need you to take me. You need one, too.

Jack: Dance with me.

Nikki: No, no, no.

Jack: No, come on, dance with me.

Nikki: I don’t feel like dancing, jack.

Jack: Dance with me.

Nikki: Please, jack. Oh, my god. Jack, jack, wake up. Oh, my god, wake up. Jack, wake up, please. Jack!

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, May 2, 2024

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The entire episode takes place inside Nikki’s Athletic Club hotel room where Jack tries his best to get Nikki to stop drinking and go to a meeting. Jack gets frustrated when talking isn’t working. Nikki is sick and tired of fighting to stay sober all these years. Nikki considers herself a lost cause, so she tells Jack to leave and let her drink alone.

Jack sees that nothing he says is persuading Nikki to stop her drinking binge so, he decides to drink with Nikki to relieve stress. Jack gets drunk and calls his dealer to get some pain killers. Nikki tries to persuade Jack not to take a pain pill with alcohol, but he takes one anyway passes out on the bed.

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Billy: Hi.

Abby: Hi. Thank you for meeting me.

Billy: Of course. I can’t turn down an invitation from my favorite niece.

Abby: Hmm. Even though I didn’t vote the way you would’ve liked at the board meeting about daniel’s lawsuit?

Billy: I don’t think it’s in the best interest to get into a legal battle at this time with chancellor-winters. But that’s business, right? Although it does get a little tricky when you mix corporate politics and family politics. I’m sure that was a little uncomfortable for you.

Abby: Well, I’m not a rookie at this. And I have maintained my seat on the jabot board despite any family conflicts, and I’ve enjoyed it. Yes, it may get complicated, but that’s part of the fun, right?

Billy: It definitely is. I take it that was your first board vote alongside a romantic partner? It’s a whole new ballgame, isn’t it?

Nate: So, are lily and abby joining us?

Devon: Not this time.

Nate: Oh. Well, this seems to be a little more serious than a casual drink with my cousin.

Devon: Yeah. Yeah. That’s, um– it’s as serious as it gets. ‘Cause I need to know that I can trust you.

Nikki: [ Slurring ] Uh, victor? Victor? Jack? Lauren? Jack? Oh, can’t you people stop calling me? Can I have one damn moment of peace? I mean, is that so much to ask?

[ Grunts ]

[ Sighs ] That bitch is finally dead. I deserve this. I earned it.

[ Cell phone buzzes ] God, who now? Oh… well, victor again. “I’ve been trying to reach you. “Where are you?” Right where I wanna be. Yep.

[ Exhales ] Right where I wanna be.

[ Both laughing ]

Ashley: I’m having more fun than I have had in ages.

Alan: Well, maybe you should get out more often.

Ashley: Well, that is the truth. I hate to use this pun, but you are just what the doctor ordered, doctor.

Alan: Even though your brother and sister want me to–

Ashley: Examine me? Oh, yeah. Examine away. I’m an open book. Could we get through all the boring things, though, and get down to the good stuff? Especially if there’s a happy ending involved.

Alan: Your voice.

Ashley: What– what about it?

Alan: Well, it’s just, uh– there’s something different about it. Like, I can’t quite put my finger on it.

Ashley: I find that when I’m in france… [ Laughs ] … I tend to speak more carefully and more distinctly. You know? I get back into the good ol’ usa, and back comes the american accent. It’s kind of like taking off a too-tight high heel and putting something more comfortable on.

Alan: Well, it’s, uh, very charming.

Ashley: Ah, thank you. Almost out of bubbles.

Alan: Oh, no.

Ashley: Do you wanna order another one?

Alan: Ah, hmm…

Ashley: What do you think?

Alan: I’m not sure it’S…

Ashley: Uh…

Jack: I hope I’m not interrupting.

Ashley: What are you doing here? I didn’t think diane let you out after dark.

Jack: I was working late. I thought I might drop by for a drink.

Ashley: Ugh. Liar, liar, pants on fire. Traci snitched on me, and now you’re here to wreck my date. Try killing bugs the worry-free way.

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Jack: You must be ashley’s friend, alan.

Alan: Alan laurent.

Ashley: Yeah, this is my brother, jack.

Alan: Oh! Yes, jack. Nice to meet you.

Jack: Hope it was an easy flight.

Alan: It was. Thank you very much for the ticket.

Jack: How long you visiting genoa city?

Alan: Uh, not long. I’m guest lecturing at a psychology convention next week. I’ll be due in vienna, so…

Ashley: Unless I can talk you out of going. People tell me I’m pretty good at getting what I want.

Alan: Of that, I have no doubt. Would you like to join us?

Ashley: Oh, don’t feel obligated.

Jack: Thank you. I think I will. So, ashley has kept you under wraps. I know you’re friends, but not much more. How long have you two known each other? When did you meet?

Ashley: Go ahead. Why don’t you tell that story?

Alan: No, I think you would do it justice.

Ashley: Well, damn. Nobody told me there was gonna be a pop quiz.

Abby: Yes, serving on the board alongside devon is different, but I’m up for the challenge.

Billy: No doubt about that. It does have its benefits, of course.

Abby: Do I like where this is going?

Billy: Look, I just mean that I’m not devon’s favorite person right now, so I’m sure he knows I’d be a little reluctant to sit down with him and break bread. So maybe that’s why we’re here. Maybe you’re here to deliver a peace offering. Or maybe it’s a warning.

Abby: I’m gonna try not to be offended, because you clearly don’t think I have a mind of my own.

Billy: That’s not how I meant that.

Abby: But because you are my favorite uncle, I’m gonna let it slide. The fact is, devon does not know I’m meeting with you tonight.

Billy: That’s interesting. Under the radar. Why’s that?

Abby: I just wanna give you a heads up.

Billy: So this is a warning?

Abby: No, it’s not a warning. I’m just– I’m concerned. I care about you and devon very much, and I don’t like where I sense this is going.

Devon: I’m worried about a situation that could be a threat to the company, and it concerns lily.

Nate: Lily?

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: Wow. For a second there, I thought you were about to say billy.

Devon: Well, that’s who I’m talking about. Billy is the threat. ‘Cause you and I both know that he’s been trying to flex his power around the office lately, and I feel like it’s a part of his agenda right now to get close to lily and get her to side with him.

Nate: How do you know that? Do you have proof?

Devon: I don’t have anything concrete. It’s just something I picked up on between the two of them that I felt before, and I can usually trust my gut.

Nate: But that’s not a lot to go on, no matter how strong a gut feeling you have. And this is lily we’re talking about here.

Devon: Right. It’s not just that, though. There’s more. She’s upset with me because of the fact that I knew what was going on between daniel and heather while she was out of town, and I didn’t say anything.

Nate: Ah. So she was hurt and upset when she realized it.

Devon: Yeah.

Nate: But, again, lily isn’t the type to hold grudges. And you did vote with her to fight daniel’s lawsuit.

Devon: Mm-hmm.

Nate: I don’t see what you have to be worried about.

Devon: I’m worried that i can’t count on her vote anymore. And that if she keeps siding with billy and jill on everything, I’m gonna lose all say in my own company.

Nate: Okay, so what do you wanna do about it?

Devon: I wanna figure out how to get billy out of the company.

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Nate: Trying to oust billy? That’s a big move. Jill will raise hell.

Devon: Not if it’s done right. And I’m starting to get to the point where I feel like we don’t have a choice, nate.

Nate: Um, so figuring out how to work together isn’t an option?

Devon: Why would I want to? I mean, really, you’ve witnessed firsthand how he is. He challenges every single thing that I have to say, and the only thing he cares about is putting his family stamp on the company. There’s nothing productive about having him with us.

Nate: Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m wondering if your concern is more personal than for the good of the company.

Devon: And why would you say that?

Nate: Well, you’re upset with billy because he’s challenging you, challenging your authority, authority you wanna hold on to.

Devon: You know, though, that I’ve built this company, half the company, from the ground up with neil. So I’ve earned that authority. What’s billy done? What does he do besides waltz in and out at chancellor-winters whenever he wants and make demands and think that he’s due respect that he hasn’t earned? Nobody wants to work with somebody like that. And if nothing changes in regards to him being there, I’m gonna have to really start thinking about pulling myself out altogether and taking half of the company with me.

Nate: What? You’d really go that far?

Devon: I absolutely would if I was pushed to it. This is about me being worried that billy is getting to lily. ‘Cause if that happens, everything we built could fall apart.

Nate: Why would you think that? Lily’s allegiance has always been to her family. Unless you don’t trust your own sister?

Abby: Look, billy, I don’t know how this is gonna play out. But I don’t think it’s gonna be pretty. And you and devon are the eye of the storm.

Billy: Look, abby, we butt heads. Okay, but that’s business. We’re not gonna agree on everything. We don’t have to agree on everything.

Abby: I get that. But this seems personal.

Billy: Why do you say that?

Abby: Devon seems to think that you’re making power plays to try to gain more control of chancellor-winters.

Billy: Did he say that?

Abby: And I told him of course not. But, billy, I need to know the truth. What are you really wanting out of chancellor-winters?

Ashley: We were two americans in paris, and we met at a café.

Alan: It was a museum, actually.

Ashley: The louvre.

Alan: The d’orsay.

Ashley: I know. [ Laughs ] We were looking at a monet.

[ Alan clears throat ]

Alan: It was a van gogh.

Ashley: And you were there all by yourself, just looking at the paintings and just–

Alan: Actually, I was there with a colleague. We’d just come from the office.

Ashley: Her name was antoinette.

Alan: His name was jean-claude.

Ashley: Of course, I recall. You know– you know, that whole day just kind of pales in comparison of meeting my– my dear friend, alan.

Jack: Well, that’s some story.

Ashley: And I am still so blessed that I can call you my friend.

Alan: It’s nice to catch up.

Ashley: It really is.

Jack: Well, it’s good you’re here, alan. I won’t interrupt your evening anymore. I hope to see you before you leave for europe.

Alan: I look forward to it. Your brother’s very charming.

Ashley: No, he isn’T. That was a fishing expedition. He’s dying for an update about my mental capacity, or lack thereof. So how am I doing, doctor?

Nikki: [ Slurring ] Why can’t you people just leave me alone? I’m so sick of it. Sick of it. The way you all look at me. “Poor nikki. “So brave. “So strong. “So drunk. “And so weak. “Can’t trust her, though. “Don’t trust her, she’ll make “everything worse. “And so stupid.” It’s all my fault. All my fault.

Nikki: I– I– I shouldn’T. I need… I need jack. I need help. Ah…

[ Exhales ] Victor? Victor, are you here? Victor? Oh, thank god you’re here.

Victor: Wait, wait, wait. Who the hell allowed you on the ranch? How did you get in here?

Nikki: What?

Victor: Get out! You didn’t live this strong,

Nikki: Get out? What are you talking about?

Victor: I will call security if you don’t get out right now.

Nikki: No, no, no, don’t– don’t do it like this. I– I– give me another chance.

Victor: What do you mean, another chance? I’ve given you more chances than one can shake your fist at!

Nikki: I’ll stop drinking, I promise.

Victor: You’re drunk right now!

Nikki: No, I’m not.

Victor: You’re lying.

Nikki: Victor, please…

Victor: Why don’t you go see jack abbott? Your sponsor. Your savior. The man I detest. Is that why you brought him on?

Nikki: You know it’s not.

Victor: And then you brought jordan into our lives.

Nikki: Well, I– I–

Victor: Didn’t you?

Nikki: I didn’t mean for that to happen.

Victor: And you know what happened, right? She traumatized our great-grandson. And who knows what our granddaughter’s going through right now. She may be fighting for her life! You did that!

Victoria: Mom!

Nick: What are you doing here?

Nikki: Please. Please talk to your father. Tell him how sorry I am. He’ll listen to you.

Nick: You’re sorry?

Victoria: You think sorry is enough? After the hell you’ve put our family through?

Alan: There is no diagnosis, ashley. You and I are friends, just like we were in paris.

Ashley: Right. But there’s an agenda.

Alan: Look, your family’s worried about you. All right? Just like you were concerned about your memories around tucker, and we talked it through then, and I believe it helped. Maybe we can do the same now. You know? So I– I would love to spend some time with you and, uh… you know, just go over what’s on your mind.

Ashley: Okay. Well, um… we don’t have to get another bottle here. We could go somewhere else. I happen to know a lovely little jazz club that is in the hotel that you’re staying in. It’ll almost remind you of paris.

Alan: Hmm. That does sound tempting.

Ashley: Okay, say yes.

Alan: Unfortunately, the jet lag is kicking in. I’m gonna have to call it a night.

Ashley: How about since you don’t know anything about this city, I escort you back to your hotel, okay?

Alan: Sounds lovely.

Ashley: Okay.

Alan: Allow me.

Ashley: Thank you.

Billy: What I want is for chancellor-winters to be as successful as it possibly can. And I want my mother’s position, her contribution, and her legacy to be represented.

Abby: Devon respects jill very much, and he knows how valuable she is to the company.

Billy: Oh, sure, as long as he doesn’t have to publicly acknowledge it beyond a pat on the back.

Abby: That’s unfair.

Billy: What I think is unfair is that my entire focus has been on what’s best for this company. It’s devon that is taking it personal, as if everything I’m doing to help this company is a direct competition to his kingdom.

Abby: That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think?

Billy: Abby, devon’s mo has always been complete autonomy, okay? And given the corporate structure of this company, it’s not conducive to that. Yeah, have I shaken things up a little bit since coming here? Have I challenged his authority here and there? Maybe. But it’s been for good reason. And now, I’m the newest threat to his control.

Abby: Well, devon thinks you want complete autonomy. So that’s the problem. How do I fix this? How do I facilitate a truce between two of my favorite guys so you can work together?

Billy: I hate to break it to you, but I think we’re past the point of hugging it out.

Devon: I trust lily. Completely. Billy’s the one I have a problem with. All right? ‘Cause I know that those two have a history together, and I know that she’s vulnerable right now because of what daniel just put her through. She’s probably trying to figure out who she can trust, and billy is right there whispering in her ear.

Nate: But wouldn’t she be looking for absolute stability? Meaning family. Instead of someone like billy, who’s let her down how many times now?

Devon: That makes sense, yeah. You’d think so. But like I said, she’s vulnerable. And billy knows this, and he’s gonna use it.

Nate: Against you?

Devon: Okay, I’m the one he doesn’t like. Yes.

Nate: Look… have you ever considered that maybe you’re overreacting?

Devon: No, I haven’T. Why, do you think I’m being paranoid?

[ Nate sighs ] Okay. I mean… uh… I don’t even know what to say. Maybe this is what billy wants. He wants us to turn on each other.

Nate: No, I– I’m not turning on you, devon. I’m just stating an opinion that’s different from yours.

[ Sighs ] I wonder what neil would think about all this infighting. Who was more about family than your father?

Devon: I completely agree. Which is why all I’m trying to do, and all I’ve ever tried to do, is protect this family’s legacy through the company. And I think that we need to be prepared to fight if it comes to that. So I’m just asking if I can count on you.

Nate: Well, you’re doubting lily, and you’ve gone back to questioning my loyalty. So if this is the direction things are headed in, and billy’s the cause, well, I agree with you on one thing. We have to get abbott out of the company. This skinny pop is amazing.

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Chance: Take it I wasn’t supposed to hear that.

Devon: We don’t mind you hearing what we said. We’re not keeping any secrets. And I know where your loyalty lies.

Chance: Oh, you do, huh?

Devon: Yeah.

Chance: Okay, well, what happened to loyalty to chancellor-winters, devon? Because that’s where my loyalty lies. I don’t know about you, but this infighting, this petty, personal bull that’s going on, I want nothing to do with it. So if you want to let me go for having an opinion that you don’t like, I will gladly pack up my office now.

Devon: Nobody’s saying that at all. Not at all. I think that you just– you’re not understanding what’s at stake.

Chance: It mostly sounds like your egos.

Nate: I’m with chance on this. One way or another, we have to stop turning on each other. The only way we can help chancellor-winters shine is to get past this conflict and work as a united front.

Devon: Okay. I will– I’m a little confused now ’cause of what you’re saying. I feel like I can count on you about as much as billy can count on chance.

Billy: Devon wants to run this company on his own, the way he always has been. He’s not interested in working together for the greater good.

Abby: Chancellor-winters has been very successful.

Billy: It has been. Maybe despite devon, but not because of him, okay? Time and time again, he’s proven he doesn’t wanna work together. He sees any sort of disagreement, any sort of difference of opinion, as a mutiny. We can’t stand for that if we want chancellor-winters to see its full potential.

Abby: It sounds like you want devon out. Would you actually do that?

Nikki: Darling, you don’t mean that.

Victoria: Why did you let her in?

Nikki: Are you turning on me too?

Victoria: I may never see claire again because of you.

Nikki: I– I was just trying to help.

Victoria: You only pretended to accept her.

Nikki: No, I did accept her.

Victoria: You blamed claire for getting you hooked on alcohol again and this mess that you’ve become.

Nikki: That is not true.

Victoria: Then you whine that it’s everyone else’s fault, that you’re a drunk, but it’s what you’ve always been. It’s who you’ve always been.

Nikki: Nicholas, you know that that’s not true. Please tell her. Tell your father.

Nick: You made my daughter’s life hell. She almost lost her son because of you. He’s barely speaking because of you.

Nikki: I’ll talk to summer. I’ll explain it to her.

Nick: Mom, she doesn’t wanna see you ever again, and neither do I.

Nikki: What?

Victor: Why are you doing this to our children?

Nikki: I– I– I just wanna fix things.

Victor: Some things can’t be fixed.

Nikki: Please, just let– let me make things right.

Victoria: The only way that you can make things right is to stop embarrassing yourself. If you don’t call security, I’m going to.

Nikki: Nicholas. Nicholas, please.

Nick: Mom, you brought this on yourself.

Nikki: Why are you doing this? We’re family.

Nick: Because you’re a drunk.

Nikki: And– and I wanna get sober. You know I do, but I– I can’t do it alone. I need you.

Nick: Mom, we’ve given you every chance imaginable!

Nikki: This time is different.

Victoria: It’s not gonna be different than any other time. We have offered to help you, but you’ve always been too proud, too strong.

Victor: The only support you ever wanted is jack abbott’s support. I came to you many times. You pushed me away. You accused me of hovering over you. Didn’t you?

Nikki: Well, jack is– is my sponsor–

Victor: I don’t give a damn what he is. I can’t stand the guy. You ran to him every time.

Nikki: But, darling, I love you.

Victor: You disgust me.

Nikki: Please don’t say that.

Victor: You reap what you sow! Live with it!

Nikki: But, victor, please–

Victor: Get the hell out of here! I can’t stand looking at you! Out!

Ashley: I swear.

Alan: Okay, murders, uh, kidnapping, and an explosion. That’s quite the history this hotel has. And all those scandals. Are you sure you didn’t make some of that up?

Ashley: I am. And I may have participated in one or two, but I’ll never tell.

Alan: Your secrets are safe with me.

Ashley: Are they?

Alan: This– this is me. I assume no scandals happened here.

Ashley: Not yet.

Alan: Ashley, I do miss hanging out with you.

Ashley: Yeah?

Alan: You are more entertaining than ever.

Ashley: Entertaining? I was going for irresistible.

Alan: Oh.

Ashley: And, um, I bet you have one or two champagne splits in your minibar that have corks that are just dying to be popped. I’ll behave myself. I’ll even take a peek at your inkblots.

Alan: I would be terrible company.

Ashley: Not possible.

Alan: I promise I will be good as new in the morning.

Ashley: Okay. Well, then I am officially inviting you for breakfast. You can’t say no.

Alan: I wouldn’t think of it. Mwah. Mwah. A demain.

Alan: Jack?

Jack: Look, I’m sorry for the intrusion, but I have to ask. How does my sister seem to you?

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Alan: I just have to spend more time with ashley before I can give you any real insight as to what’s going on. But there is definitely a different dynamic coming from her than I am used to seeing.

Jack: In what way?

Alan: Well, I mean, ashley is very sophisticated, brilliant. Wry, cool as a cucumber. Today, she’s flirtatious and bubbly, completely out of character. On the other hand, she is, uh, recovering from a broken heart and the trauma of a breakup, and maybe this is her way of handling the stress that she’s been going through.

Jack: Stress may be the underlying problem here, but believe me, there is more than one dynamic at play here.

Alan: Yes, traci told me about that as well, that ashley’s behaving like a teenager at times.

Jack: Young, impetuous, overly earnest.

Alan: But the commanding, more aggressive personality is coming forward as well.

Jack: These days we have no idea which ashley we’re gonna get.

Alan: Well, eventually I’m sure we’ll get to the bottom of it, but like I said, it’s not gonna happen overnight.

Jack: Ashley leaves the house these days, I’m scared. Will she return? She admits to losing time, where she was, how she got there, what she’s done. One minute she’s ready to go to therapy, the next she runs away.

Alan: Yeah, well, that kind of inner conflict is really not that unusual.

Jack: Listen, I have been so desperate to do something, anything, I have actually considered committing her to treatment. What kind of brother does that?

Alan: One who cares. All right? You were trying to help. It is a normal reaction.

Jack: Ashley deserves to live a normal, healthy life. Look, I– I saw how comfortable she was with you, and I gotta say, it gives me a lot of hope.

Alan: I promise you I will do my best.

Ashley: Now, where’s the tequila? What kind of a bar is this anyway? No tequila? Well, that’s no bar at all. Now, what the hell are you doing here?

Ms. Abbott: I’m getting stronger every day.

Belle: Oh, yeah, I can tell. I like your jewelry.

Ms. Abbott: How could you be so stupid? Botching that story of how you first met alan?

Belle: I did just fine.

Ms. Abbott: Well, the hell you did.

Belle: I played it like it was a game. Alan played along, he enjoyed himself, I could tell.

Ms. Abbott: And the entire time he was taking notes. And there you were. Hi, I’m just a bubble-headed idiot. Oh, please, kind sir, won’t you please pour me some more champagne so I can screw this whole thing up even more?

Belle: It was a date. That could lead to something wonderful for ashley.

Ms. Abbott: It wasn’t a date, you moron. It was a psych evaluation over drinks. He’s looking for information so he can take us all down!

Victor: You disgust me!

Nick: You are a drunk.

Victoria: You whine that it’s all their fault that you’re a drunk. But it’s what you’ve always been. It’s who you’ve always been.

Victor: You get the hell out of this house! You get the hell away from all of us!

Nikki: No. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis held me back…

Nate: You absolutely can trust me to be on board with whatever’s best for chancellor-winters.

Chance: And I second that. I can be counted on when it matters. But when it comes to the bickering, I’m out.

Devon: Okay. And I– I understand that, gentlemen. I get completely where you both are coming from. But my bottom line is, I don’t think billy belongs at the company.

Chance: Okay, so this isn’t about what’s best for the company. It is personal.

Devon: No, that’s not true. It’s both. It’s always both. But since my name’s on the company, it’s always gonna be personal. It’s as personal as it gets. And as the ceo of the winters side of the company, I don’t want billy to be a part of it. And you can let him know that if you like.

Chance: I’m not your messenger.

Devon: I didn’t mean it that way, all right? I’m just saying, I’m not gonna slink around and talk about people behind their backs the way billy abbott does. He can know. In fact, I’m sure he already does know that I don’t want him there.

Abby: Chancellor-winters means everything to devon. He built the winters part with neil. It’s devon’s legacy. It’s my son’s legacy. And you wanna take that away from him?

Billy: Abby, I understand all that, okay? And I’m not trying to push devon out. I simply wanna make a little bit of room at the table.

Abby: You know, I wish I believed you, billy. I really do. But I don’T.

Jack: Given your background, your history with ashley, it gives me a lot of hope.

Alan: Well, I’ll– I’ll do whatever I can.

Jack: Listen, I won’t take up any more of your time. Thank you for indulging me.

Alan: Well, we all want the same thing. Ashley healthy.

Jack: I could not be more grateful that you are here. Hopefully, ashley won’t do another disappearing act or something more troubling.

Ashley: You are just blowing everything out of proportion. And you refuse to see the danger you are putting us all in.

Belle: Please. I have half a mind to jump on that jet with that very handsome doctor, go to paris and never look back.

Ms. Abbott: No. You can’t do that.

Belle: I don’t know why not.

Ms. Abbott: I’ll tell you why. Because you’re gonna find yourself in a situation that you can’t flirt yourself out of.

Belle: Huh! And what are they gonna do? They’re gonna commit me just because I couldn’t get one silly story straight?

Ms. Abbott: This wasn’t just one story. They’re building a case against us. You were being tested. And you failed.

Belle: Says you. You forget. I have a plan.

Ms. Abbott: Dating the doctor is not a plan.

Belle: Neither’s killing tucker.

Ms. Abbott: I see what you’re doing. You just want an excuse to party. Guess what? It’s over now.

Belle: Well, I got news for you. I’m a lover. Not a fighter. And I’m not gonna stand by and let you ruin our lives.

[ Chuckles ]

Ashley: It always comes back to me. I have to do everything on my own. I’m the only one that knows how to get things done.

[ Sighs ] Hmm.

[ Door opens ]

Nikki: Ah. Uh. No!

Jack: Nikki?

Nikki: No!

Jack: Nikki?

Nikki: Go away!

Jack: Come, nikki,

Nikki: No, go, get out!

Jack: Let me in, nikki! Nikki!

Nikki: Go away, jack!

Jack: I’m not going anywhere. Let me in!

Nikki: Go away.

Jack: Nikki, don’t make me do this.

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Abby meets with Billy without telling Devon to try and see if she can arrange a truce between Billy and Devon. When Abby talks to both of them, she gets the impression Billy wants to kick Devon out of the company. Devon talks to Nate and Chance because he does want to kick Billy out of the company. Chance and Nate tell Devon that they will always do what is best for the company but they won’t get in the middle of the fighting between him and Billy.

Nikki continues to drink inside the hotel room at the Athletic Cub. Nikki passes out and has a nightmare that Victoria and Nick reject her because they blame her for what happened to Claire and Harrison. Jack sees Nikki come out of the hotel room and thinks she is drunk because she is slurring her speech and is wobbly when she walks. Nikki runs back into her room and tries to shut the door but Jack holds on to the door and tells Nikki to let him in the room.

Ashley’s friend Alan is concerned that Ashley is acting differently when she can’t remember the details of how they met each other. Ashley’s Ms. Abbott personality takes over again because she thinks Belle will send Ashley to the psychiatric ward.

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sleep on the plane, so thank you very much for the first class ticket.

Traci: Mm-hmm. And thank you for coming all the way from paris on short notice to talk to my sister.

Alan: Well, I’m always happy to have a chance to see ashley, but I’m a bit concerned about this one. I was worried about her after I last visited paris.

Traci: So, you did sense that there might be something else wrong?

Alan: Well, at the time, I attributed it to, uh, the emotional turmoil of the breakup of her marriage. But afterwards… I just began to worry that something deeper was brewing.

Traci: Well, I’m afraid we are at full boil.

Diane: Ashley, having a little afternoon pick-me-up?

Ashley: Yes. I thought I would treat myself to something strong and frothy. You know, I love mrs. Martinez to death, but her coffee can be weak.

Diane: Oh, I never thought so. Hm.

Ashley: And yet, here you are.

Diane: Oh, I’m picking up some brownies for harrison. They’re his favorite.

Ashley: Diane, you don’t have to explain yourself to me.

Diane: Huh. How are you feeling?

Ashley: I’m feeling fine. How are you feeling?

Diane: Uh, I’m good, and I’m glad to hear it. You– you’ve had your ups and downs lately. It’s been quite a roller coaster. For jack and traci, too.

Ashley: Yeah. If I didn’t know you so well, that butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth routine might actually work.

Diane: I’m not pretending to be concerned.

Ashley: Oh, don’t be that way. It’s a compliment. Kill ’em with kindness has always been my motto, too.

Michael: Okay. Thanks for the update.

Victor: Have you found anything?

Michael: No sign at all of jordan’s body. They searched the area of the riverbed below the spot you said she fell.

Victor: Michael, please, stop wasting time looking for a dead woman, all right? It is clear what you’d be looking for.

Michael: Victor, if by some chance jordan is still alive, she would be key to the–

Victor: That woman is gone. She’s of no use to us anymore.

Michael: Vict– victor, we have nothing to go on. Jordan’s body could be a clue. An address in her pocket, a number on her phone.

Victor: I am telling you to look for claire. She may well be fighting for her life as we speak.

Cole: How could you possibly recognize these keys?

Victoria: From the colors. Billy had a set just like this. I remember because katie used to play with them all the time.

Cole: Wait, wait you– you think they’re billy’s keys?

Victoria: No, but they could be from the same place. He had, um, he had a storage unit there. I remember. One opened the parking gate and the other one was for the front entrance. And then the other one was for the actual unit. This one says 23. Oh, my god. Is it possible that this is where jordan was holding claire? Type 2 diabetes?

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Michael: Okay. Message received. I’ll pull the team off of the search for jordan’s body and focus solely on other avenues for finding claire. Security cam footage, canvassing. We’ll go old school and door to door with flyers.

Victor: Go get to it, okay?

[ Phone ringing ] Yes, cole. Any update?

Cole: Well, I may have some good news. We found a set of keys that were hidden inside a doll like the ones my mother used to collect. Now, you may recall that nikki mentioned seeing one like it at the lake house. Victoria has seen something about these keys that she recognizes and she thinks that they could belong to a storage facility that billy used to use. She’s tracking down the address right now.

Victor: And do you think this is where jordan may hold claire hostage?

Cole: I hope so. If not, maybe we can at least have a clue.

Victoria: Billy, hi, it’s me. Um, listen, I need the address to that storage facility that you used to use. You– you know, you remember the one where katie used to always play with the keys? Can– yes. Can you text that to me? Okay, thank you. I’ll– I’ll explain later. Okay. Oh, I got it.

Cole: We’re headed there now.

Victor: But listen, be careful. I’ll send backup, all right? Well, I think we may be getting somewhere. It seems that victoria and cole have found a set of keys. Keys to a storage unit. Where perhaps jordan is holding claire hostage.

Michael: Well, hang on. That’s– that’s a lot of assumptions. Uh, jordan rented that motel room under an assumed name. And it was rented to a couple before her. Uh, it could be their keys.

Victor: But they found those keys inside a doll, a similar doll that jordan had at her lake house.

Michael: Okay. So, more likely, it’s connected to her. But it still could be a trap or a misdirect.

Victor: Wait here. I’ll find out.

Michael: Well, where are you going? Victor? Victor!

Traci: I was so worried about ashley while we were in paris. She shared with you the, um, argument she had with her ex-husband at the cafe?

Alan: With tucker, yes, his explosion. And then the visit you two made there. At first, she thought the staff was paid off to back up his version of the story.

Traci: Yeah, that was the theory. Obviously, it turned out to be wrong. And then she had to accept that she misremembered the whole argument. That she exaggerated his anger and the violence.

Alan: Yeah, she came to see me that visit. And obviously, it upset her quite a bit, realizing that what she recalled and reality were two different things.

Traci: Yeah, it’s a lot to navigate.

Alan: Yeah.

Traci: Honestly, I– I thought once she got home and accepted that, and that things were over with tucker, she would be able to just go on with her life. But that’s when things got very worrisome.

Alan: In what way?

Traci: My sister has been having mood swings.

Alan: Uh, highs and lows, or?

Traci: No, um, more like personality shifts. For example, uh, she will be extremely confident.

Alan: Well, that’s ashley.

[ Both laugh ]

Traci: Yeah. So, take that ashley to the nth degree. And at the next moment, she’ll be almost childlike. And then last night, we got a new one. Uh, uh, tequila shots and live it up. But the most troubling is when she is our ashley. She’s so fragile. And she’s confided in me that she’s having blackouts.

Alan: Wait, from alcohol?

Traci: I don’t think so. The– the time I know about for sure, she insists she had nothing to drink.

Alan: Blackouts. What else does she say about the blackouts?

[ Traci sighs ]

Traci: Well, she sort of describes them as big chunks of time that are just missing, like she’ll wake up somewhere and not know where she is or how she got there. The family is really worried.

Alan: Well, that’s an understandable reaction.

Traci: Yeah. My brother billy suggests that maybe she’s experiencing splintering of her personality, you know, triggered by the trauma of what happened with tucker.

Alan: Well, that is a serious diagnosis. Is billy a psychiatrist?

Traci: No, but… he’s experienced something similar himself.

Alan: Oh.

Traci: He says he can recognize the signs. Now, we’ve tried to get her to see a doctor, and she agrees. And at the last minute, she changes her mind.

Alan: Hm. Well, I’m– I’m glad you reached out to me. And I’ve known ashley a very long time and in the past, she has confided in me that she has a history of psychosis. So maybe it was triggered somehow, brought to a new level.

Diane: Kill ’em with kindness, huh?

Ashley: Words to live by.

Diane: I hope you don’t feel the need to be that way with me.

Ashley: Oh, diane, I’ve never felt the need to be anyone but myself with you.

Diane: Well, good. Then, maybe you’ll be straight with me and tell me how you’re really feeling.

Ashley: Oh, well… I’m tired of all the questions and the overwhelming concern and the sad looks from jack and tracy.

Diane: Well, that’s because they care about you.

Ashley: Yeah, it’s so suffocating. Makes me want to go elsewhere for my coffee.

Diane: All right, to be fair, you admitted to all of us that you didn’t know what was going on with you. You seemed genuinely lost, frightened, desperate for answers. No, really. And then you ran from that doctor’s appointment that traci and sharon worked so hard to make for you. Why did you do that? Were you afraid of what the doctor might find out?

Victor: Hello. How was your night?

Jordan: The accommodations stink. The food is worse.

Victor: You know, that’s the review I was aspiring to.

[ Jordan laughs ] So… where’s my granddaughter?

Jordan: Okay. Okay. You win. I prefer a chteau in france. Same deal as before. My freedom, a new life, and you get claire’s location.

Victor: You have… tendencies to be delusional, don’t you? There’ll be no deal. You know why? We know where claire is. We found the keys to the storage room. Rather sloppy on your part.

Jordan: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

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Traci: Jack and I didn’t know what else to do. And then I thought of you and your friendship. And I was hoping that you could talk to her, urge her to get treatment.

Alan: Well, of course, I’m happy to find out more about what’s going on with her, but I– I can’t treat her. I retired and my american license expired when I moved to france 10 years ago, so.

Traci: Yeah, I didn’t expect that you would be her doctor. I was just hoping you could get her past whatever is stopping her from getting help.

Alan: I certainly will do my best. We’ve been friends a long time. I care very much about ashley.

Traci: Oh, thank you. The family appreciates any help. And I just want my sister back.

Alan: Ah, of course. And does she know I’m here?

Traci: Yes, yes. I t– I told her that I had reached out to you. And honestly, I was worried she might think I overstepped.

Alan: Well, understandable, knowing ashley.

Traci: Yes, but she was really good with it. Um, I think she prefers the idea of talking to you over a doctor she’s never met before. So, I don’t think you’ll get any resistance unless…

[ Traci sighs ] Honestly, my sister’s moods can change on a dime.

Ashley: Don’t you have better things to do than harp on me about decisions I’ve made for my own well-being?

Diane: I’m not harping about anything. I’m just asking you.

Ashley: Then, what are you doing here? I mean, why are you fetching brownies for your grandson?

Diane: Ashley, I’m not looking for a fight.

Ashley: You are the co-ceo of jabot cosmetics. By the way, you never thanked me for letting you slide on in there without any kind of a fuss. Are you looking to get out, maybe? Because I could try to help you get fired if that’s what you really want.

Diane: I’m trying to be nice. If you don’t want my help, fine. But I can’t butt out completely. You see, I care about jack, and jack’s worried about you. So, that makes you my concern as well.

Ashley: Oh.

Jordan: Do you really think that I’d be so stupid to leave a set of keys lying around? [ Chuckles ] You’d better make a deal with me right now if you ever want to see your precious granddaughter alive again.

Victor: You should have taken my deal. You’d be lounging right now in some chteau in the south of france. Instead, you’re going to… die slowly… in this… luxurious place.

Jordan: You’re wrong, victor. You still need me.

Victor: I have you. No one knows where the hell you are. I’m the only one. And this time, I promise you… there’s no way out.

Jordan: You won’t find claire! You’ll be back! You’ll be back begging me to help! Victor!

Victoria: Oh, this is it. Number 23.

Cole: Hang on, hang on.

Victoria: Don’t worry.

Cole: I gotta check– I gotta check for signs of a trap. Here.

Victoria: It’s so quiet. What are you looking for?

Cole: There could be a wire. A trigger. Trigger for something here. Anything that looks suspicious. Okay. All right. It looks okay.

Victoria: Hold on. Wait, wait, wait. I’m– I’m scared… of what we might find.

Cole: Listen, I am, too. But we can’t wait any longer on this.

Victoria: Okay.

Cole: All right, listen. Maybe– maybe you just– you should step back, just in case, okay? Just… claire?

Victoria: Claire? Claire, are you in there? It’s mom and dad!

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Victoria: Claire? Sweetheart?

Cole: Okay, we gotta go in. Do you have the flashlight?

Victoria: Yeah. It’s here.

Claire: Here. Help me.

Victoria: Oh, my god!

Cole: Claire!

Victoria: Claire!

Ashley: Oh, please, diane. Just back the truck up. Drop the third degree, counselor. When you’ve all decided how I’m supposed to behave, and when I don’t behave that way, you get your shorts in a twist. I’m not some ice queen. I’m a red-blooded woman who had her heart broken. Does that mean I have to have professional help?

Diane: You asked for it yourself the other night. I was there.

Ashley: The more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s just heartbreak. I’ve gotten through it before, and I will get through it now.

Diane: Well, it doesn’t mean you don’t need professional help to do so.

Ashley: I will find my balance if it will get you all off of my back. I’ll try very hard not to be too extra. Although, I do find it very interesting that all of you people can live your lives however you want, messy as they are, without any kind of intervention. Well, I plan on doing the same. I’m gonna have some fun. So, you can either join my party or get out of my way.

[ Phone ringing ] Oh. Tell me something good.

Traci: Ashley, I’m here at the house with your friend, alan. He’s arrived from paris. He’s eager to see you.

Ashley: Oh, that is the best news I’ve had in ages. Tell him I can’t wait to see him. Gotta run.

Diane: What’s the rush?

Ashley: Well, finally, somebody in this town that I can have some fun with. I gotta go carpe some diem.

Diane: Ah, enjoy.

Ashley: Thanks. Oh, diane. Thank you so much for your concern. I mean, if it’s sincere.

Diane: And why wouldn’t it be?

Ashley: Oh, honey. Because you’re you. Ta.

Michael: Where the hell did you go?

Victor: To talk to my security team.

Michael: Well, why not do that with me?

Victor: Do I need my lawyer to talk to my damn security team?

Michael: But, victor, you need to find out–

Victor: Will you stop asking questions, for heaven’s sake? I think I found the answer. Seemingly, that jordan woman used the same alias… renting a hotel room as she did when she rented that storage unit.

Michael: So, you think cole and victoria are correct, that this is the place that jordan stashed claire?

Victor: Yeah, I’m certain of it.

Michael: But it still could be a trap.

Victor: I know how her mind works.

Michael: All right, then we need to get a security team down there. Victoria and cole shouldn’t face this by themselves.

Victor: They’re already on their way. I just hope in time to rescue claire.

Victoria: Oh, my god.

Cole: Claire.

Victoria: Cole, she’s in there, she’s in there. Help me!

Claire: Please get her off. Please, dad, get her off.

Victoria: Get her off!

Cole: Okay. Oh, my gosh.

Victoria: She’s not breathing.

Cole: Come here.

Claire: I can’t– I can’t– I can’T. [ Sobs ]

Victoria: Be careful. Please be careful. Come on, I got you.

[ Claire sobbing ]

Cole: Oh.

Victoria: Come here, I got you. You’re okay now.

Cole: You’re okay, baby.

Victoria: We got you.

Cole: You’re okay now.

Victoria: We’re gonna take you home. Shh, it’s okay.

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Victor: Nikki, call me back, please. Third time I’ve left a message for her. She has not called back. It’s not like her.

[ Phone rings ] Yes, darling?

Victoria: We found her, daddy.

Victor: You did?

Victoria: She’s alive. She’s really shaken up, but she’s okay.

Victor: That makes me very happy, sweetheart. Are the police there? Is my team there?

Victoria: No, no, not yet. Uh, but cole will talk to them. I need to get claire some food. Daddy, I really don’t think she’s up to answering any questions right now, no matter what the police want. Cole will handle that, okay?

Victor: You bring claire home as soon as you can. All right? This makes me so happy.

[ Michael laughs ] Wow.

[ Ashley gasps ]

Alan: Ashley!

Ashley: It’s true! You’re really here.

Alan: In the flesh.

Ashley: Oh, I’m so happy to see you.

Alan: Oh, me too. You look wonderful.

Ashley: Did you follow me? Honestly, they are keeping me on such a short leash these days.

Diane: I said I was picking up brownies for harrison. If I’d have known you were coming back here, I would have had you deliver them yourself. Ah, I’m diane, traci and ashley’s sister-in-law. I’m jack’s wife.

Alan: Alan laurent, nice to meet you.

Diane: Nice to meet you. Are you two old friends?

Ashley: No, diane, that’s not going to happen. Alan flew all the way from paris to see me and I’m going to take you out to lunch. Please tell me you’re hungry.

Alan: I am famished.

Ashley: Oh, let’s get out of here. Bye-bye.

Diane: Bye.

Ashley: Bye-bye. I’ve got this great place, you’re gonna love it.

Diane: And that is?

Traci: Ashley’s psychologist friend from paris. I had hoped that he would be able to talk to her one-on-one, but she seems pretty amped up.

Diane: Ah, yeah, I just had a little run-in with her at crimson lights.

Traci: Do you mean a confrontation?

Diane: No, no, not exactly, but I– I think I met one of her alters. She was feisty, but if I’m being honest, a little fun.

Traci: Alters? Are you making a joke? I thought you were trying to help.

Diane: I am. Gosh, I’ve been nothing but supportive, and I have taken my fair share of hits from ashley even before these personality swings of hers.

Traci: Well, you’re being awfully flip about something that is dead serious. It’s almost like you’re enjoying seeing her like this.

Diane: Traci, do you really think that of me?

[ Diane scoffs ] W– when will this family stop punishing me for my past and stop assuming the worst about me? Do I really need to still prove that I’m being sincere?

Traci: Apparently, you do.

Victoria: All right, here you are. Listen, why don’t I make some tea? And– and you can go upstairs and take a hot shower.

Victor: Sweetheart.

Victoria: I imagine you want to get some sleep.

Victor: My goodness, come here. Come here. Tell us what happened.

Victoria: Daddy, she really hasn’t said very much. She’s– she’s shaken up.

Cole: Yeah, we probably should let her get some rest first.

Victoria: Yeah.

Claire: It’s okay. Now, that I’m here, safe with all of you, I… I think I can talk about it. I want to. I want– I want to get it out.

Victor: Okay. Then, why don’t you do that? Sit down, let’s do it, okay?

Claire: After your anniversary party, I went to return harrison’s good luck bunny. He’d shown it to me earlier and… I found it at the lounge. Jordan must have followed me somehow. Gotten into the abbott house. I was upstairs. Harrison had asked me to read him a story. And then, he went to the bathroom and… jordan appeared out of nowhere. She… she chloroformed me.

Victoria: That must have been so terrifying.

Claire: The next thing I knew, I… I was being dragged into that storage unit. I knew if jordan had her way, that was going to be my only chance to escape, so… I fought back hard. I almost got away. But then… that woman collapsed on top of me. I think she must have had a heart attack from all the exertion. I was pinned down. I couldn’t get her off of me. I was trapped underneath her dead weight.

Cole: What, you– you were trapped like that all that time?

Claire: I really thought I was going to die there, too.

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Alan: Ah, thank you.

Ashley: So–

Abby: Mom!

Ashley: Hi!

Abby: Hi. I love this outfit.

Ashley: Thank you.

Abby: Wow, it’s good to see you.

Ashley: You, too. This is alan, my friend from paris. And this is my daughter, abby. She owns this fine establishment.

Alan: Nice to meet you.

Abby: Nice to meet you, all the way from paris. I’m sure you two have a lot to catch up on, so I won’t interrupt. But, um, I’ll send over all your favorites.

Ashley: Perfect.

Abby: Enjoy.

Ashley: We will. So, tell me. How is paris faring without me?

Alan: Well, the city of lights is a bit dimmer.

Ashley: Oh. [ Laughs ] What about you? Are you surviving?

Alan: Oh, I’m managing to get through retirement. Tackling all those home projects I’ve been putting off for years. Getting through that pile of books that’s been haunting me.

Ashley: Yeah.

Alan: How about you? Last time we saw each other in paris, you were, uh… on edge. Upset about your breakup with tucker.

Ashley: I put all that behind me. I’m a new woman, can’t you tell?

Alan: You do seem happier.

Ashley: Mm-hmm.

Alan: But I have known you a long time, and you don’t have to pretend with me.

Ashley: Oh, honey.

Abby: Well, this is a new vintage that we’re trying here. I’m sure being from france, you’re a champagne connoisseur.

Ashley: Oh, listen, they drink it like water over there. And you know what? It is the best remedy for jet lag, right?

Alan: Yes. Well, then let’s have some.

Ashley: Okay.

Alan: Mm. It’s very good.

Abby: Hm. Mom, what do you think?

Ashley: Mm. I have never met a glass of bubbles I didn’t like.

Abby: Well, great. Uh, then, it’s on the house.

Ashley: Oh, that’s so sweet of you.

Alan: Oh. Thank you. Would you care to join us?

Abby: You know, actually, um, I’m covering for my manager. So, rain check?

Ashley: Okay, next time.

Abby: Yeah. Bye.

Ashley: Yeah. So… where were we?

Alan: I believe you were telling me how you were doing.

Ashley: Mm. No, I think I was trying to evade that question, actually.

Alan: You’ve been doing a very good job of that so far.

Ashley: Well, we both know that traci and jack flew you here to analyze me, right? They want you to probe my deepest, innermost feelings and thoughts. Is that what you want to do, alan?

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Lauren: Oh, my goodness. I didn’t think you’d be able to join me. I thought you’d be all tied up with the search. But in the event you were going to show up, look what I ordered you.

Michael: Oh, bless you. Bless you.

Lauren: Oh.

Michael: Good news, finally. They found claire. Alive.

Lauren: Oh. Thank god. Oh, nikki’s going to be so relieved. Jordan dead, claire found. Maybe this nightmare can finally be over.

Michael: Well…

Lauren: And you must be relieved as well.

Michael: Here’s hoping that we’re even more relieved once we get news from los angeles that sheila is indeed very dead.

Lauren: Is that what has you so unsettled? That you’re hoping, like I am, that it really was sheila in the morgue?

Michael: That and, um… I think victor is keeping something from me.

[ Lauren laughs ]

Lauren: Well, of course victor is keeping something from you. That’s how he operates. He always keeps a little detail to himself.

Michael: True. But this time, I don’t think it’s a little detail. I’m afraid it’S… it’s about jordan. About her death.

Lauren: You said that she fell into a river from a height that no one could survive.

Michael: Yeah, that’s what victor told me. But I haven’t been able to confirm it.

Lauren: Oh, you think he’s lying about that?

Michael: Just a sense I have. But I’ve known that man a long time.

Claire: But I knew I had to stop. I couldn’t let myself think about what might happen being trapped there like that. So, I… I imagined being free. Back out in the world. Being here. With you. Being safe in my room. And I got angry. Thinking about jordan. Everything she’s done to me. To all of you. That anger gave me the strength to maneuver myself so that I could get the phone out of that woman’s pocket and I could call you. But then the phone died and I… had to try not to panic all over again.

Victoria: The call was garbled. I– I couldn’t hear anything but a faint voice. I couldn’t make out what you were saying. Just one word. Mom.

Cole: Your mother. She knew it was you. She insisted that we go to that motel room where they found harrison. And even though the police said they had searched it, she knew there had to be a clue. There had to be something there that was going to tell us where you were.

Claire: Motel? Oh, my god, she took harrison too? Is he okay?

Victoria: He’s okay. He’s safe.

[ Claire exhales sharply ]

Claire: How did you find me?

Victoria: There was a doll in the room and…

Cole: It was like the ones that my mother used to collect.

Victoria: Jordan had hidden a set of keys in the back of the doll. And they looked like the ones that billy had from that same storage facility.

Cole: We took a gamble. You know the rest.

Claire: Harrison’s okay? You promise? Can I see him?

Victoria: He’s safe, I promise you. I don’t think that kyle and summer are going to let him out of their sight anytime soon, but he’s safe.

Claire: He must have been so scared. He must still be so scared. That… that trauma. Where is she? Where’s jordan? Did they arrest her? We can’t ever let her hurt that sweet boy ever again.

Victor: The bitch is dead.

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Ashley: In spite of the fact that none of my siblings actually has a medical degree, they’ve decided that something’s wrong with me. And that’s why you’re here. They want you to figure out what that is.

Alan: Yeah. I’m aware of the reasons your family has very suddenly offered me a first class ticket here to genoa city. And I believe you are too.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. So, you mean to tell me that the only reason you’re here is on a professional level?

Alan: Well, look, of course I, um, want to know how you’re doing. Last time I saw you, you were struggling and that concerns me. But, as I told traci, I’m retired, I no longer have a license to practice in the united states, and I would never treat a friend.

Ashley: Hm. We are good friends, aren’t we?

Alan: Yes. I took their offer so I could be with one of my favorite people. Your last trip to paris was very brief and, well, I wanted to see the place you called home. It always brings you back. But, if you don’t want me here, it is– it is an open ticket. I can– I can go back any time.

Ashley: Oh, no, I want you here. I really want you here. And of course, I’m thrilled to show you around town, but I just have to let you in on a tiny little secret. The rumors about my, uh, mental breakdown? Highly exaggerated.

Alan: Well, I’m glad to hear that.

Ashley: Oh, of course. Oh, my sweetie, you are the answer to my prayers. The perfect solution for ashley. This visit will not be clinical at all. Time for some joie de vivre.

Lauren: Well, if sheila is lurking in the shadows, she better not come anywhere near me or she’s going to be sorry.

Michael: Ooh, my warrior wife.

Lauren: Well, luckily I have other things to focus on. I’m very busy at work. This morning, I filled in for nikki on a big meeting. I mean, she just felt like it was too much coming into the office today, which is completely understandable given everything that’s been going on. She was very confident that you and victor would find claire, but it was just, you know, waiting on that news was having her worried sick.

Michael: What? She didn’t show up at the office, where’d she go?

Lauren: She went home. Why?

Michael: Just now?

Lauren: Hours ago.

Michael: I’ve been at the ranch with victor all morning. She wasn’t there and victor’s been trying to reach her.

Lauren: Nikki, it’s lauren. Call me as soon as you can.

Michael: Straight to voicemail?

Lauren: Yes.

Michael: That’s what victor was getting.

Lauren: Jack, hi, it’s lauren. Have you seen nikki? I– I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about. Call me when you can.

Claire: The fact that she kidnapped harrison, an innocent child, just proves she was beyond redemption.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Claire: I’m glad she’s dead. I’m grateful. For the sake of everyone that she’s hurt, who just had to live in fear of her.

Victoria: That would be all of us. But mostly you.

Claire: Is it true? Am I really finally free of her?

Victor: I promise you, she’ll never hurt anyone again.

Jordan: You will not win. You will not win. You will not win. You will not beat me. You will not beat me. I will find a way out of this hellhole. And I will make you pay… victor newman!

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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Traci talks to Alan Laurent, Ashley’s psychologist friend, who came for a visit from Paris. Traci explains Ashley’s behavior to Alan and also tells Alan that Billy suspects that she may have dissociative identity disorder because Billy went through a similar experience. Alan tells Traci he is retired and he can’t practice in the United States. Alan does agree to try and persuade Ashley to get some professional help if she does have DID.

Ashley’s alter ego, Belle, is determined to make Ashley fall in love with Alan so she can forget about Tucker.

Cole and Victori find Claire locked in a storage unit with the body of a dead woman on top of her. Once Claire is home, Victor tells Claire Jordan is dead and won’t hurt anyone again. Jordan is frustrated because she can’t get out of the jail cell Victor has her in and she vows to make Victor pay for what he has done to her.

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Y&R Best Lines Friday, April 26, 2024

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Lily: Well, I did have an interesting conversation with Mamie today. And by interesting, I mean disturbing.

Billy: Let me guess, you didn’t vote the party line? Is that why?

Lily: Oh, no. She went as far to say that maybe I was too emotionally distraught over my breakup with Daniel in order to make the right decision.

[ Billy whistles ]

Billy: Damn. That’s just rude.

Lily: I don’t know. Maybe she was being sympathetic.

Billy: Which means you think maybe she wasn’t. So does that mean you’re finally coming around to the idea that your aunt Mamie is trouble?

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Tucker: Ashley, I– I know you– you don’t want to listen to me, but I hope you will listen to your sister.

Ashley: Thank you so much, daddy issue. Now, excuse me, I’m gonna go to the ladies’ before we hit the road.

Traci: I will go with you.

Ashley: No, you will not. I’ll be back in a second. Excuse me.

[ Traci sighs ]

Tucker: Seems we have an entirely new Ashley this evening.

Traci: I don’t know what you mean.

Tucker: Tracy. [ Sighs ] I walked in on a family intervention about getting her help, and it would appear she hasn’t gotten any.

Traci: Look, I am not gonna have this conversation with you, tucker. You or audra. This is a private family matter. And I thought we all agreed that this is no longer any of your concern, so–

Tucker: She did threaten me.

Traci: And I think you can see by her behavior tonight, she couldn’t care less about you. So please, just take this opportunity to let it go.

Tucker: Let it go


 

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Kyle: What was your dream about, buddy?

Harrison: About the witch lady. She was mean.

Kyle: Jordan will never be able to hurt you again.

Summer: And neither will Claire.

Harrison: Claire didn’t hurt me.

Kyle: She didn’t?

Harrison: The witch hurt her.

Summer: What do you mean, sweetie?

Harrison: Claire’s in trouble, mommy. We have to save her.

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Jordan: You bastard.

Victor: I’ve been called much worse.

Jordan: Help! Help! Get me out of here! Help!

Victor: You can yell all you want. No one can hear you. I have seen to that many years ago.

Jordan: You can’t do this to me.

Victor: I can. I have. There’s no way out for you. No poison to take. No fire to set. No way out. Except through me. Now, you tell me where I find my granddaughter.


 

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Adam: Hey.

Chelsea: I just got a call from the doctor. Connor wants to talk to us.

Adam: Yeah, I, uh, I got the same message.

Chelsea: Yeah, this is a big step.

Adam: Yeah, considering a week ago he didn’t wanna have any communication with us at all.

Chelsea: Right, um, but we can’t make this bigger than it is.

Adam: I’m not.

Chelsea: Right, well, you tend to do that. Sometimes, adam, you know, you project things the way you want them to be without realizing this is a process. You know, this is just the beginning. We have to tread carefully so connor doesn’t tune us out.

Adam: And are we now talking about me or are we talking about you?

Chelsea: Both. We can’t screw this up. There’s too much at stake.

Nikki: Oh, jack! I’m so happy that harrison is home. Is he okay?

Jack: Doctors checked him out. Physically, he’s fine. Time will tell about everything else.

Nikki: Poor little baby.

Jack: He keeps calling jordan “the mean lady” and “the witch.” Not that we’re encouraging him to talk about it.

Nikki: Oh! It’s lucky we got him back when we did.

Jack: How are you doing? Any news on claire?

Nikki: Uh, no, but victoria got a call last night that she thought could’ve been claire.

Jack: Maybe they found her?

Nikki: Unfortunately, no.

Jack: Oh, this is agony. I am so sorry.

Nikki: Yeah, so am I. For ever thinking that claire had anything to do with this.

Michael: So that was the one word you could make out?

Cole: “Mom.”

Michael: And you’re sure the call was from claire?

[ Victoria sighs ]

Victoria: It was muffled, but it had to be her.

Michael: And no chance this was something arranged by jordan before her demise?

Victoria: Michael, it was claire.

Victor: It wasn’t from a landline. And they’re checking all the cell towers right now. It’s gonna take some time.

Victoria: Well, that’s time that we don’t have, dad. What if claire’s hurt and that’s why she didn’t call us back?

Victor: Sweetheart–

Victoria: We have to find her. We have to do something.

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Adam: You’re right. And it’s good that you’re reminding both of us that we need to move slowly. But I–

[ Chelsea groans ]

Chelsea: I hate when you say “but.” It makes me very nervous.

Adam: I was just gonna say, chelsea, that I could use any good news right now.

Chelsea: Of course. So could I. What are you doing?

Adam: I’m setting up the video call.

Chelsea: Adam, can you just wait one second? I think that we should go over the guidelines the doctor suggested. Things to avoid talking about. Words that could be triggering for connor.

Adam: Okay. Gotta have the rules.

Chelsea: There are these things called reassurances we’re supposed to avoid, which seems really weird because as a parent, all you wanna do is reassure your child. But the doctor says that they will only feed and validate his fears, so we have to avoid that.

Adam: Mm-hmm. Okay. I got it. No reassuring. Mm-hmm.

Chelsea: I’m sorry. Am I boring you, adam?

Adam: No. You’re just telling me things that I already know.

Chelsea: Okay. Then I’ll repeat them to myself. Because I’m crawling out of my skin, and I would appreciate it if you didn’t get offended by every damn thing I say.

Adam: I’m sorry. Okay? You’re right.

Chelsea: We are both nervous. We both have a lot at stake, okay? But I have to know that we’re gonna be a team. Adam, we have to be.

Adam: We are a team. And just so you know, I’m not taking offense. It’s just– it’s my way, you know?

Chelsea: Yeah. Your defense mechanism is anger. Mine is, um, quiet panic and anxiety. None of which are any good for our son.

Adam: And I hear you, chelsea. This– it’s all about connor. Okay? We have the rules, and we can do this. You ready?

Chelsea: Let’s, uh– let’s make the call.

Cole: Well, there could be a whole other explanation for claire not calling back. Maybe the phone died. It’s possible, isn’t it?

Victoria: But cole, she sounded panicked and desperate.

Michael: Do you think claire knows about jordan?

Victor: I doubt it. We kept the press out of it.

Michael: Then she could be unaware that harrison’s been rescued?

Cole: What are you getting at?

Michael: I’m fond of claire. You know that. I’ve defended her in the past. But this is a girl who’s spent her entire life doing jordan’s bidding.

Victoria: Are you saying that she still is?

Michael: No, I didn’t say that.

Victoria: Well, it certainly sounds like you’re implying that, michael.

Michael: I’m merely laying out possibilities. If claire still believes jordan has harrison, then that phone call last night could’ve been a smokescreen, could’ve been part of a plan.

Cole: To what end?

Michael: To divide us, to distract us.

Victoria: Didn’t you hear what harrison said about jordan hurting claire?

Michael: Again, that could’ve been jordan and claire putting on an act for an impressionable little boy.

Cole: Wait a minute. Are you serious right now? Because this whole train of thought is a distraction. It’s a complete waste of our time.

Michael: I’m simply trying to manage expectations.

Cole: We don’t need you to manage anything, okay? Our daughter is missing. She could be in terrible danger. And the only thing I wanna hear from anyone right now is how do we get her back?

Michael: All right. I’m sorry. Sometimes my lawyerly skill at arguing both ends of an issue are– well, it’s inappropriate. Please forgive me.

Victor: Let’s calm down. All we know is that claire’s alive. That is more than we knew before.

Victoria: But where? Where, dad? The one person who might be able to tell us is dead.

Jack: Yeah, I’m sorry I doubted claire, too, but given her background and who she was raised with, I had trouble believing she could turn everything around so quickly.

Nikki: Yeah, it was hard for all of us, except for victoria. She just always knew.

Jack: Mothers and daughters.

Nikki: Yeah, I’m sure victoria wishes her mother could be more helpful.

Jack: Wait, why do you say things like that?

Nikki: I don’t know. I just feel particularly useless.

Jack: I guarantee you, victoria does not see you that way.

Nikki: No. She sees me as a fragile flower that needs to be watched all the time. She knows I’ve been drinking again. I denied it, of course, but she knows. I just hate that I am so damn weak. I’m so damn weak!

Jack: You are one of the strongest people I have ever known.

Nikki: I certainly don’t feel that way right now.

Jack: Because you’ve just been put through hell, nikki. You have endured things that would bring most people to their knees, and you are still standing. And piling more blame and stress on yourself is not the answer.

Nikki: The stress I can handle. It’s the guilt that’s overwhelming.

Jack: The guilt? What guilt?

Nikki: Jordan. All of this.

Jack: Why would any part of you blame yourself for what jordan did?

Nikki: Because none of it should have happened, jack. Claire and harrison would not have been kidnapped if it weren’t for me.

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Chelsea: Hi! Connor, it’s so good to see your face.

Adam: Hey, buddy. How’s it going?

Connor: It’s going okay, I guess.

Adam: What have you been up to? I mean, have you made any friends? Is the, uh– the therapy working out?

Connor: Maybe. I don’t know.

Adam: Well, you must know if you’re feeling better, right? I mean, why don’t you tell us about the doctor? Do you feel he’s someone that you can talk to?

Chelsea: Hey, you know what? Your dad is anxious to know all these things because he loves you and misses you so much. We both do. That’s why we have all these questions. But you just take your time. Whenever you’re ready to tell us, we’re here to listen.

Jack: Your grandmother feels horrible about what has happened to harrison, but she is in no way responsible for the actions of a psychopath.

Nikki: Thank you for trying to protect me, jack. But there’s more to it than that. None of this would have happened if I had made different choices.

Summer: What do you mean? What choices?

Nikki: When jordan took that poison in front of us, claire asked if we should even bother saving her life.

Summer: Claire was willing to let her aunt die?

Nikki: Oh, yes. I mean, she has known her aunt her whole life. She knows how evil she is and all the things that jordan did to her and to many other people. Claire didn’t think that anyone else should have to suffer like that.

Summer: I– I guess I’m surprised to hear that.

Nikki: Because you thought that claire was involved in harrison’s kidnapping. That crossed my mind as well. But I now know that claire was once again jordan’s victim. And I set it all into motion by calling 911 and let her live.

Summer: Grandma, I– I don’t understand. After everything that jordan did to you, did to our family, why– why would her life mean anything to you?

Nikki: Trust me, I’ve asked myself that so many times. And in the end, I simply couldn’t let her die in front of us. And letting her go out on her own terms seemed like letting her win. I wanted her to face her punishment. I– I didn’t know that she was going to escape again and then bring more chaos to our family. But if you’re looking for someone to blame, blame me. I’m sorry, summer. You have every reason to hate me for this.

Victor: Look, you all, jordan is exactly where she should be. We’ll find claire and she will be where she should be. But we won’t give up.

Victoria: I’m not giving up. I’m just tired of sitting around here doing nothing, waiting for the phone to ring.

[ Victoria sighs ] Look, cole and I were talking on the way up here, and we want to go to the motel where jordan held harrison.

Victor: But sweetheart, the cops have combed through that hotel. Up and down. They found nothing that leads to claire.

Victoria: Dad, maybe they didn’t know what to look for. They don’t know claire. We do.

[ Victor exhales ]

Victor: All right. You two go down there, do what you have to do, and, uh, I’ll see to it that no one interferes with you.

Cole: Thank you, victor.

Victoria: Thank you.

Michael: You’ll run that by me again, victor?

Victor: Run what by you again?

Michael: How exactly did jordan die? My mental health was better.

Chelsea: Why don’t you tell us how you’re adjusting to the new place?

Connor: Well, the main doctor’s pretty cool. She gets it, you know?

Chelsea: Gets what, honey?

Connor: My moods, stuff like that. Things she calls disassociations.

Adam: Whoa, that’s a– that’s a mouthful.

Connor: Like, sometimes I don’t remember things, and I get all mad at myself and frustrated. But the doctor says that’s just my brain going, “nope, not going there.”

Chelsea: So it’s– it’s kind of like you get overwhelmed?

Connor: Yeah, but more. The doc says that some people with ocd have that, so they’re teaching me to slow down and recognize when it happens and not to get so impatient with myself.

Adam: Mmm.

Chelsea: Yeah, but, you know, that– that happens to me too sometimes. It’s like my mind races ahead, and I suddenly forget where I’m even going.

Connor: Really?

Chelsea: Yeah. Oh, yeah. So I just have to slow down and regroup. I– I think it’s called, um, staying in the moment.

Connor: And just dealing with it no matter how hard it is.

Chelsea: Exactly.

Adam: I mean, I– I don’t know, I– I– I get that, yes, but does everything have to be a struggle? I mean, isn’t it okay to sometimes, you know, check out when the world is coming at you at 100 miles an hour?

Connor: No, dad, you can’T.

Adam: Okay, well, I just meant that–

Connor: The doctors told me that it’s called reassuring. It’s like saying the ocd part of my brain is doing all the right things. Like it’s normal. But it’s not. It just makes the ocd dig in harder.

Adam: You see, there I go again. Connor, there– there’s just– a lot of this stuff you’re gonna have to explain to me, because, um, your hard-headed old man already thinks he knows everything. So whenever I open my big mouth, just go like this, okay?

Connor: I can do that.

Jack: I’m sure summer doesn’t blame you for what happened. She holds one person responsible. Jordan.

Nikki: Is that right, summer?

Jack: You– you know what? I think you and I should get out of here and get to a meeting.

Nikki: Uh, I wish I could, but I have another appointment.

Jack: More important than a meeting?

Nikki: I’m meeting with lauren. We have a lot of newman media work to do.

Jack: Your family has been through hell, nikki. Claire is still missing. Work can wait. Come on.

Nikki: But– but it helps me to not think about everything, and I desperately need that, even if it’s just for an hour. I– I will go to a meeting afterwards. I promise.

Jack: Okay. Okay.

Nikki: It’s okay to blame me, honey. I blame myself.

Summer: No. Jack’s right. Jordan is the only person responsible.

Nikki: Thank you for that. Please give harrison a hug from me. I’m– I’m so grateful that he’s home.

Summer: I will.

Jack: I’ll walk you out.

Summer: I’ll see myself out.

[ Door clicks open ]

Victoria: You know, I’m trying, but I just cannot wrap my brain around this. How someone could terrorize a child.

Cole: This is the same woman who raised ours.

Victoria: That makes me sick just thinking about it. What is it?

Cole: Nothing.

Victoria: You can tell me. It’s okay.

Cole: Remember back at the house? When you brought up losing baby eve? Claire? All those years ago. It just took me right back there. And I remember being sad, heartbroken, just like you. We never had the chance to be with her. We never knew her. It was almost like she wasn’t real. But she’s very real. And I would literally walk the length of the earth to bring her back. I would– I would exchange my life for hers in a heartbeat. And never, ever, have I had that feeling… about anyone.

Victoria: It’s called being a parent.

Cole: Yeah. I know that now.

Victoria: Sometimes it, you know, can feel like it’s a bit too much.

Cole: Claire is the greatest gift that I’ve ever received in my life. And when we find her, I’m gonna bring her home. I’m gonna hold her tight. And I’m gonna tell her that nobody’s ever gonna hurt her again. That her father will always be there to protect her.

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Connor: I’m playing

soccer again.

Chelsea: Oh.

Adam: Yeah? That’s great.

Connor: I’m pretty bad at it

’cause I haven’t played

in a while, but my friend mike

likes to run drills,

so I figured, “why not?”

Chelsea: Yeah, you– you made a new friend?

Connor: Yeah.

Mike’s pretty cool.

Adam: And is his– his treatment like yours?

Connor: Privacy, dad.

Adam: Yes, of course. Uh, well, thank you for the heads up.

Chelsea: Yeah, it sounds like you’re in the right place.

Connor: It’s all right here.

I just want to get better

soon and come home.

Adam: And we want that too. You know, we miss you, and we love you so much.

Chelsea: So, so much.

Adam: And we promise that we will take our cues from you, and from the doctors.

Chelsea: Yeah, we will listen.

Connor: I love you guys too.

Anyway, I better get going.

Chelsea: So soon?

Connor: Yeah, I’ve got class

in a few minutes.

Chelsea: Oh, okay, well, we understand.

Adam: All right, well, um, this was great, you know? Thank you.

Chelsea: We’ll talk to you soon, okay?

[ Chelsea sighs ] Okay, well, I have to email the doctor about these reassurances because I don’t really get it. So, if we tell connor that things are going to get better, that’s not a good thing, that’s going to stress him out even more? I just don’t really understand. Don’t, adam.

Adam: Don’t what?

Chelsea: Go wherever it is you’re going right now. It’s not going to help.

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Adam: Is this what his life is going to be like? Worrying about things like– like reassurances and disassociations? I mean, he shouldn’t even have a word for that.

Chelsea: If it helps him understand what he’s dealing with, I don’t care what they call it.

Adam: God, just taking the same brutal hits over and over.

Chelsea: Until he gets better. I mean, that’s what the whole exposure and response prevention thing is all about.

Adam: Yes, but the disassociations–

Chelsea: What, adam?

Adam: I went through it, chelsea. When I was a kid, I blocked things out, too. I erased the memory of seeing a man die right in front of me because I thought that I was responsible for it. And now my son is going through his own version of the same damn thing. So, is my life all he has to look forward to? I mean, is he going to grow up angry? Is he going to struggle to fit in? Is he ever going to believe that he deserves to be loved?

Chelsea: Adam, stop. This is an illness we don’t understand. And it’s just the beginning. We are going to be hearing things about it that are difficult for us to hear, that make us afraid. But we– we have to be ready for it. We have to stay calm and– and be strong and be unified.

Adam: Okay, well, that is a very nice speech, chelsea. But you are forgetting one very important thing. We are connor’s parents. He shares our dna, so everything that we are or have been is passed down to him. And that scares the hell out of me. And I am sorry, but you can’t convince me that you’re not being eaten up by it too.

Victor: I told you already. As I and my security team approached the motel, that jordan woman saw us coming. She panicked, she ran away, tried to cross the gamewood bridge, she slipped and fell into the river.

Michael: But no body was discovered.

Victor: Well, they are still searching. What are you getting at?

Michael: You know, well, as your attorney, I just want to make sure there is nothing that could come back to negatively impact my favorite client.

Victor: I told you exactly how it happened. It was a fortunate accident. Why can’t you just let it go?

Michael: I’d like to. I– I really would. But knowing you and working with you for all these years, I’ve developed a pretty good sense of who you are and how you operate, and right now, my senses are screaming that there’s a lot of this story you haven’t told me.

Cole: I haven’t seen

one of those in a while.

Victoria: Oh, my god.

Cole: Sweet, huh? You know, my mother had one just like this. She collected them.

Victoria: Uh, I think it’s hideous, actually.

Cole: Well, that’s the whole point. The creepier, the better.

Victoria: Wait a minute. Mom mentioned jordan tormenting her with a doll at the lake house. Um, do you think it could be like this one?

Cole: Hang on a sec. What is this? There’s something– there’s something inside here. Oooh! I can’t wait for this family getaway!

Cole: [Indistinct]

Victoria: Yeah, thank god.

[Indistinct] What could these possibly be for?

Cole: Well, they have to be just something important. Otherwise, jordan wouldn’t have taken the trouble to hide them like that.

Victoria: Maybe they could lead us to claire.

Cole: Yes, yes.

Victoria: But we still don’t know where she is, cole.

Cole: We have to keep looking, I mean, the answers have to be here somewhere, I know it.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Lauren: You must be exhausted.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: I am, it’s been a brutal last few days.

Lauren: I’m so sorry, nikki.

[ Nikki sighs ]

Nikki: We get through one nightmare and then there’s another one around the corner. I feel like I’m going to wake up and everything will be normal, you know, and claire will be safe.

Lauren: I wish that for you. You deserve it. And in the meantime, honey, you need to rest.

Nikki: If it were only that easy.

Lauren: I know it’s difficult. But I’m really worried about you, my friend.

Nikki: Thank you. And you’re right. I desperately need some sleep.

Lauren: All right, well, you know, forget about our meeting. Just turn around, go home, and get some sleep. I’ll text victor, and tell him you’re on the way.

Nikki: Oh, no, don’t do that. He’s putting all of his energy into finding claire. I don’t want to distract him.

Lauren: Okay. All right.

Nikki: Well, thank you for meeting me.

Lauren: You promise you’re going to go straight home, right?

Nikki: Where else would I go?

Victor: Michael, on my honor and our friendship, I am in no way responsible for that jordan woman’s death. Okay?

Michael: Now, that actually sounded sincere. Thank you.

Victor: Then let it be. All right? We now need to focus on finding my granddaughter.

Michael: Well, we’ve already got the whole town looking for her, and nothing’s turned up, she could be anywhere.

Victor: That means we need to double our efforts. I’ve got to be honest with you. The thought has occurred to me… that time may be running out for claire.

Chelsea: Of course this is upsetting to me. It’s agony, watching connor suffer the way he has, but I can’t give in to it. He needs me too much.

Adam: Then it will consume you.

Chelsea: Only if I let it.

Adam: Listen to me, chelsea.

Chelsea: And I’m not going to let it.

Adam: Why won’t you just talk to me?

Chelsea: I am talking to you.

Adam: Yes, with a bunch of buzzwords and to-do lists. Nothing about what’s really inside. Nothing about how you feel. Who would understand about any of that except me? This is our son. If we can’t talk to each other–

Chelsea: I’m terrified, adam. I’m terrified. But I’m afraid if I fall into that well of– of shame and guilt, I won’t be able to crawl out. I want to kill this thing that’s hurting our son. I want to destroy it. And of course I blame myself. I blame myself for my– for my weakness and my illness. And I– and I hate myself. And I’m not strong enough to stop this.

Adam: Yeah, well, I– I was not there for a big part of connor’s life. And when I was there, I created chaos. Do you know what I was thinking when he said he would just forget big chunks of time? I was thinking, yeah, I know, because that was me too.

[ Chelsea sniffles ]

Chelsea: I don’t know. Of course, I’ve had dark, intrusive thoughts. And there were moments that I hated myself. But it’s not about what you’ve been through or what I’ve been through. Connor is dealing with something different. And even though we can’t fully understand it, we still feel fully responsible.

Adam: Well, we’re not even sure if we’re what made it happen.

Chelsea: Adam… even if we didn’t cause it, does that even matter? Our son is still suffering.

Adam: I just wanna tell him that everything’s gonna be okay. I want to tell him that he’s gonna have a perfect, you know, average, utterly boring, normal life. But us telling him that everything’s gonna be okay is just us giving him our wishful thinking.

Chelsea: Yeah, I don’t think he wants to hear that from us.

[ Chelsea sighs ]

Adam: Yeah, well, I wouldn’t mind being reassured every once in a while.

Chelsea: Yeah. [Sighs] Yeah, neither would I.

[ Chuckles wryly ]

Adam: Well, maybe when things get tense or complicated or just plain scary, we could reassure each other.

Chelsea: I’d like that very much. Struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar 1?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] So, how did you know?

Adam: Know what?

Chelsea: [ Sighs ] That I needed to… unload.

Adam: [ Sighs ] Oh. Well, I guess because I’ve been needing to do the same thing. You know, he’s such an incredible kid. I just wish that all this–

Chelsea: I know. And I’m glad that we can be there for each other, talk to each other in a way that’s, you know, different than before.

Adam: It’s a better way.

Chelsea: Like as grown-ups?

Adam: Well, I was going to say friends.

Chelsea: That, too. You know this is just the beginning, right? Connor’s going to have his ups and downs, and so are we.

Adam: Hmm. I’m not going anywhere.

Chelsea: Good. Neither am I.

[ Chelsea sniffling ]

Jack: Hey. How’s harrison doing?

Summer: Um, he’s still a little bit more clingy than usual, but that’s to be expected. I– I told him that we could do all of his favorite things today, and that made him smile.

Jack: That’s a start.

Summer: Yeah.

Jack: Listen, now that your grandmother is gone, how do you really feel about her letting jordan live?

Summer: My son… has bolted awake from nightmares twice since he’s been home. Jack, he might be scarred for life. What am I supposed to say when my grandma tells me that this could have all been avoided? I wish she had let jordan die. And if that makes me a terrible person, I don’t care. It’s the truth.

Jack: I’m not here to argue with you. But I have a favor to ask. Could you please not tell nikki that? Look, she’s in a very fragile state right now, and I’m worried knowing that might take her over the edge. Could you do that for me?

Summer: I don’t– I don’t plan on saying anything. I will always love my grandma. And I will always wish that she had let jordan die when she had the chance.

Nikki: [ Exhales deeply ]

Cole: Vic, can you think of any other place where jordan might have stayed?

Victoria: No.

Cole: Well, there– there has to be something here that’s gonna help us out. I mean, there has to be a map, an address, there’s something.

Victoria: Wait a minute.

Cole: What?

Victoria: I– you know, I’ve been racking my brain for the last five minutes trying to figure out if I’m imagining this or if it’s real. And it’s real, cole. I’m sure of it.

Cole: What’s real? What are you talking about?

Victoria: The keys! I recognize them. I’ve seen them before. I think I know where we have to go.

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