Y&R Transcript Tuesday 4/2/02

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Victor: What's all this?

Nikki: Hi.

Victor: Hmm?

Nikki: I made breakfast with all the trimmings.

Victor: Mmm-hmm. So I see.

Nikki: I wanted to do something special for you after the night we had.

Victor: You've already done a great deal. In fact, you made a significant contribution.

Nikki: Hmm. If you're talking about --

Victor: You know what I'm talking about.

Nikki: Yeah, I do. That doesn't count, 'cause we both did that. Victor?

Victor: Do you know how beautiful it was last night?

Nikki: Yes. I just want to ask you, it seemed like you were distracted several times last night, like you wanted to say something and you didn't.

Nick: Good morning.

Victoria: Hi.

Nick: What's up with that smile?

Victoria: You know. Mother didn't come home last night, which means Dad proposed.

Nick: There you go again.

Victoria: Oh, come on. You're just as excited about this as I am. Although --

Nick: What?

Victoria: Well, I was kind of surprised Mom hasn't called. I thought she would have wanted to tell us the news. But knowing Dad, there's probably some special way he wants to break the news to us.

Nick: Well, I still say we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves.

Victoria: Spoilsport. But all right, all right. You win for now. It's a closed subject. So what time did Diego leave last night?

Nick: Uh, he was here about a half an hour. We had a couple beers, talked some sports.

Victoria: Huh?

Nick: And you have a problem with that. Look, you've made it clear that we should keep an eye on him. I still think you're really wrong about the guy. Besides, it was nice to talk to someone about something other than my personal problems. Hey, guys.

Katherine: Well, I see you've found Esther's cinnamon bread.

Mackenzie: Grandma, hi.

Katherine: Sorry. I didn't mean to startle you.

Mackenzie: It's okay. I'll live.

Katherine: So, when did you get in last night?

Mackenzie: Not too late. Why?

Katherine: Yes, well, your mother, she was hoping that you might come back.

Mackenzie: Look, Grandma, I know it was rude of me running out like I did, but I just didn't feel up to having dinner with everyone.

Katherine: Mackenzie, we were all very concerned.

Mackenzie: Sorry. I didn't mean to worry anyone.

Katherine: All right, young lady. Where did you go?

Mackenzie: I went back to the coffee house. I bumped into -- a friend.

Katherine: Well, whoever it was, he or she, I hope was able to get you out of your mood.

[Crashing noise]

[Heart beating]

Katherine: Mackenzie, what is it? Are you all right? Mackenzie?

J.T.: Need a little caffeine fix after your long night with Abbott?

Danielle: Ugh. Go away, J.T.

J.T.: Come on. Don't be that way. Besides, I already know that he took you to his little den of sin.

Danielle: Where did you hear that?

J.T.: So, how was it? Did lover boy rock your world? Look, don't tell me he didn't measure up in the love department?

Billy: Why don't you back off, J.T.?

J.T.: Well, look who it is.

Billy: Danielle, let's go.

Danielle: Why?

Billy: There's something I need to talk to you about -- now.

Diane: The last hearing went well, but this one is for temporary visitation.

Isabella: Are you anticipating problems?

Diane: Let's put it this way -- I'm in a bit of a quandary. I've been getting certain advice from my lawyers, but more and more it's obvious that they have their own agenda.

Isabella: In what way?

Diane: Well, they're thinking only in legal terms, but there's a lot more going on here. I mean, actually, this whole issue could be a loaded one, especially since there's so many factors involved. But still, I cannot do anything that might weaken my chance of maintaining full custody of my child. Even though, there's an opportunity to pursue this other agenda.

Isabella: Diane, look, obviously you still don't want to share your secrets with someone you don't know very well, but if you want me to be more than a sympathetic listener, you've got to tell me what's really going on. Otherwise, you're wasting your time -- and mine.

Jack: You seem kind of quiet this morning.

Phyllis: So are you.

Jack: I realize you didn't sleep too well last night.

Phyllis: I'm sorry if I kept you awake.

Jack: You lost a very, very dear friend. It's going to take some time.

Phyllis: Jack, for what? For the pain to go away? I miss him.

Jack: I know you do. I know you do. A lot of people do. He was a terrific guy.

Phyllis: And now he's gone.

Jack: And that's got to be terribly difficult for you, given all that you're going through in your personal life.

Phyllis: I don't want to talk about this.

Jack: Honey, we have to talk about this.

Phyllis: No, I don't want to talk about this, Jack! How many times do I have to tell you? I don't want Diane Jenkins in my life.

Jack: You honestly think I want her in our lives? I'm trying to arrange things so that we don't have to deal with her. I know you are worried that the worst chapter in your life, losing your son because of a court order, is going to be dredged up and used against us in court. I know that. I want you to know I'm very sensitive to that.

Phyllis: I know. That's what you said when we talked about this before. And I got the idea that you are reassessing this whole situation. Was I right? Were you rethinking things?

Michael: Okay, counselor. I'm here. What is so urgent?

Sydney: We need to talk about Diane Jenkins. I wish you had been more forthcoming, Michael, told me how difficult she can be, not to mention unpredictable.

Michael: All right. What happened?

Sydney: I've been trying to reach you to discuss this. You haven't returned my calls.

Michael: Look, the only reason I have been out of touch is because I've been out of town. Now look, I'm here. Let's focus in on the details. You tell me what's troubling you.

Sydney: For starters, Diane's performance in court.

Michael: All right. What about it?

Sydney: She didn't contest the restraining order as we agreed beforehand. In fact, I was on the verge of asking her honor to vacate the order when my client stood up and made this little, impromptu speech.

Michael: I don't think I want to hear this.

Katherine: Just talk to me. What's upsetting you?

Mackenzie: Grandma, what makes you think I'm upset? I'm not upset.

Katherine: Well, from the way you reacted just now -- is it Billy? Did you run into him last night?

Mackenzie: No. No, this has nothing to do with Billy.

Katherine: Then what? What?

Mackenzie: It's just I got into a little argument with a friend. I guess I'm not much company for anyone these days. Anyway, I hope you, Mom and Larry had a good time. For sure, it was better without me around.

Katherine: Oh, no, Mackenzie. Please, don't. Don't darling, don't ever say that. I love having you around. Good times, bad times, it doesn't matter. I love having you around.

Mackenzie: Grandma, you're so good to me, even when I'm nothing but trouble. I love you so much.

Katherine: I love you, too, Mackenzie, so much.

Danielle: Look, I know why you hustled me off. You didn't want J.T. to find out what a dud you were last night. Well guess what, Billy? If you think I'm gonna keep my mouth shut --

Billy: Danielle, look, all right? Just hold on a second, okay?

Danielle: No, it's not okay. You were supposed to be over Mackenzie, but all you could do was boo-hoo about her like I wasn't even there.

Billy: That is -- that is not true!

Danielle: Fine. You keep telling yourself that, but it'd serve you right if it got out about how you're still hung up on your precious little Mac.

Billy: I am not hung up on her.

Danielle: Who knows? It might even reach Mackenzie's ears.

Billy: Okay, look, Danielle, it was a mistake bringing you to that place last night. It was too soon, too many memories.

Danielle: Right. And next you'll try and convince me that we should try it again sometime, like at my place. Well, forget it, Billy. I may have misread you once, but I'm not stupid.

Billy: Danielle, come on. Hold on a second.

Danielle: No! You had your chance, and you blew it, but I will get even. You can count on that.

Sharon: So what's going on?

Nick: What do you mean?

Sharon: Well, Victoria was practically floating on air when she left here.

Nick: Really? I didn't notice.

[Cassie laughs]

Nick: So hey, did your mom tell you about this weekend?

Cassie: What about it?

Nick: Well, she didn't tell you? We're going to spend the whole today together, just the three of us. We're going to do something special, maybe take a quick trip somewhere.

Cassie: On Victor's jet like we did at Christmas?

Nick: Umm, no. We'll probably stay closer to home this time.

Cassie: What about that new amusement park in Milwaukee? My friend went there with her family last weekend. She said it was awesome.

Nick: Amusement park? That sounds pretty good. How does that sound to you?

Noah: Yeah!

Nick: All right. Amusement park it is.

Cassie: Cool.

Miguel: Good morning, everyone.

Nick: Good morning, Miguel.

Cassie: Hey, Miguel.

Miguel: Can I interest anyone in some breakfast?

Sharon: Oh, we thought you would never ask. Right, kids?

Cassie: Yeah.

Miguel: Well, I'll prepare Master Noah's favorite -- waffles.

Cassie: Cool.

Noah: Can me and Cassie help?

Miguel: I thought you'd never ask.

Nick: All right. Come on.

Cassie: Let's go.

Nick: Go on.

Sharon: So, what about tonight?

Nick: What about it?

Sharon: Do you have another business meeting, or do you think that maybe we'll be able to spend the evening together?

Nick: Oh. Well, the deal I've been working on, turns out we're not finished with it, so we're probably going to have to work on it tonight, too.

Sharon: Oh, okay. Well, how about tomorrow night?

Nick: I'll have to check my schedule. What?

Sharon: You were being evasive like this before, Nick Should I just stop pursuing this? 'Cause if you don't feel like there's a reason for us to talk, which I don't want to think that that's the case, but if that's true, then just say so, and I'll stop.

Nick: Look, I don't want to upset you.

Sharon: Okay, fine. Fine. Just tell me why you're so reluctant to spend time with me. Or maybe I already know why.

Victor: Mmm.

Nikki: You remember the first time I made you breakfast?

Victor: How could I forget?

Nikki: Oh, God, I wanted it to be so perfect.

Victor: It was.

Nikki: Mmm-hmm. I burned the bacon. The eggs were stone cold. Everything went wrong. It was hardly the way to impress the great Victor Newman.

Victor: You know how much you impressed me in other ways?

Nikki: Yes, I know. As your diamond in the rough. There you go again. Every now and then, I kind of lose you.

Victor: I'm sorry. You know I have a lot of things on my mind sometimes.

Nikki: I know. I also realize that no one can fully hold your attention for very long.

Victor: Well, if anyone has, you come close to it.

Nikki: It just seems like you're a little bit different since you came back from that trip.

Victor: Well, I wouldn't read too much into that.

Nikki: That's what I'm doing?

Victor: Can we change the subject?

Nikki: Okay. Consider it changed. I will say no more, except that I hope whatever it is, you will resolve it soon so it will no longer be an issue for either of us.

Billy: Hey. You wanna play hardball, fine, let's play. But you'd better think this over, 'cause you've got as much to lose as I do.

Danielle: Fat chance.

Billy: Dammit, Danielle, you wanna tell this story? People like J.T. and Brittany are gonna start putting the pieces together.

Danielle: So?

Billy: So, it's gonna get real clear, real fast. Before I backed off, you were throwing yourself on me, and you got rejected. You want that going around? All right. So how about this? You agree not to say anything, and I'll do the same. You let people think whatever they want about what happened. Deal?

Danielle: Deal. Why you and Mackenzie ever broke up, I will never know. You're both such losers. You deserve each other.

Mackenzie: J.T., wait. Look, I know you're angry. And if you don't want to talk to me, I'll understand. It's just something happened last night right after you left. Something I can't talk to anyone about except for you. My mom, my grandmother, I mean, they already think I'm wigging out. And if I tell them about this, they'll just --

J.T.: Tell them what, Mac?

Mackenzie: Right after you left last night, I was sitting there, and all of a sudden, this light fell down next to me.

J.T.: Mac, it was probably just loose.

Mackenzie: No, that's what I thought at first, too. But then I looked up and I saw someone up in the flies.

J.T.: Come on. I looked all around there, Mac. Remember?

Mackenzie: Yeah, I know. But obviously, whoever was up there made sure that you didn't. J.T., I'm not imagining this. I saw somebody. You've gotta believe me. You have to!

Michael: She told the judge what?

Sydney: She said she'd gladly stay in town, wouldn't dream of inconveniencing the court by leaving the country. Talk about having some major egg on my face.

Michael: Why would she do this?

Sydney: I wish I knew. All I can tell you, Diane was extremely accommodating to the opposition.

Michael: You think she was trying to make a good impression with the judge -- not be too combative?

Sydney: I don't know. But when you've already decided on a strategy with your attorney, you don't pull what she pulled.

Michael: I assume you told her that.

Sydney: Of course. Although I'm not sure I got through. And now, with the hearing for temporary visitation only hours away --

Michael: Now, wait a minute. Don't tell me you two haven't discussed what stance you'll be taking on this?

Sydney: Diane said she'd call. She hasn't. I have left more than a few messages for her, but she -- frankly, I'm very frustrated, Michael.

Michael: Yeah, I can understand why. What I can't understand is why she allowed the restraining order to stand, especially after expressing such a strong desire to leave the country with her son.

Sydney: You think it's more than Diane wanting to impress a judge.

Michael: I'm certain of it.

Sydney: Well, since my client doesn't see fit to share her motivations with me, can you shed some light?

Michael: Tell me something. While you were in court, did she have any contact with Jack Abbott?

Diane: I appreciate what you're saying, Isabella, but it's been my experience that when you tell someone something, you lose all control over the information.

Isabella: Well, then I guess it comes down to trust. Anyway, I already know you still have feelings for your child's father. I gathered that much from what you've said before. Not that I have any idea who he is. And you're not going to tell me, are you?

Diane: No, actually, I was thinking that it won't be long before the press picks up on the story, so you might as well know the man involved. Kyle's father is Jack Abbott.

Isabella: Oh.

Diane: Do you know Jack?

Isabella: Not really. But I was at his engagement party. He married Phyllis Summers, which obviously complicates things for you.

Diane: True, but it wasn't completely one-sided. Jack and I were engaged at one point. It was one of the happiest times of my life when I think back on it more and more.

Isabella: Did Jack break it off?

Diane: I did.

Isabella: Why?

Diane: Oh, it's a long story. But believe me, if I had to do it over again, I --

Isabella: You wouldn't have ended it? So his feelings, did they fade?

Diane: Not at the time. But since then, they've more than faded. Jack was furious with me.

Isabella: The fury of a lover scorned.

Diane: Yes.

Isabella: Yet you feel these feelings still exist on some level?

Diane: I think so. When two people share a love as strong as ours, even if it falls apart --

Isabella: I gather you're basing a lot of your strategy on the idea that flames can be reignited.

Diane: Yes. But there's another reason why I feel that Jack might be vulnerable.

Isabella: You think there's a weak spot in his marriage.

Jack: Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Phyllis: I'm doing that. Answer my question.

Jack: The hearing today is about temporary visitation. There's no reason to think that any of the testimony will bring us anywhere near the Daniel issue.

Phyllis: Why not? Well, why not? If they're gonna bring it up --

Jack: If they're gonna bring it up, they're gonna bring it up at a better time.

Phyllis: What are you -- "a better time," what does that mean?

Jack: Look, the impression I get from Judge Stewart is that custody of some kind is pretty much a done deal. Now, if Diane and Sydney what's-her-name decide to fight that from the very top, I'm telling you, they're going to be very unpopular in that courtroom.

Phyllis: Oh, come on! Give me a break, Jack! I know you have this worked out in your mind. But need I remind you that Diane took over for her own attorney before. Who's to say she won't do that today?

Jack: Here's our approach. We play the odds. We try to anticipate what the other side is doing. But we are ready for anything.

Phyllis: So what you're saying is you're going to bring up Daniel sooner than later, right? If you're gonna bring it up -- listen, I need to know. If there's any possibility that you don't want to pursue this, please tell me now.

Jack: I have been aware for a long time just how much pain this whole chapter cost you in your life. I wasn't aware until the last time we talked how little peace you'd made with it, how little comfort you've seem to get from the fact that you have turned your whole life around.

Phyllis: So you understand that. Good. Where does that leave us? Or do I even have to ask?

Jack: No one is saying this issue is easy for you. No one has said that. I know that this cuts to your very heart -- the thought of your child being taken from you. But we are talking now about another child. I don't want to lose him! I need you to hear me, please!

Nick: You think you know why I've been hesitating?

Sharon: Yeah. I've been feeling the same thing, too, Nick.

Nick: You have?

Sharon: If we get together and talk, there's a chance that things could get ugly. And if that were to happen, you'd be afraid that that would mean it was really the end of things. But still, I think that we've been in a much better place lately. So if we could sit down and talk and reopen the communication lines -- I'm not saying that we have to resolve everything in one night. It's just that we could look at this as a starting point. I know that there are no guarantees. But it's just that something inside me keeps saying, do this. Do it now. Don't wait. Let's not let this chance pass us by, Nick. It might not ever come again.

Nick: Okay. I'll reschedule my meeting. We can get together tonight.

Sharon: Okay.

Cassie: Mom, Dad, breakfast is ready.

Sharon: Okay, what are we having?

Cassie: Besides Noah's favorite waffles?

Sharon: Mmm, I smell bacon.

Cassie: Uh-huh, and sausage, too. We also have toast, omelets and fresh fruit.

Sharon: Wow. That sounds like a really big feast. Let's go. Come on.

Sharon: Nick, you coming? Nick?

Nick: Yeah?

Sharon: Our presence is required in the kitchen.

Victor: Darling.

Victoria: Hi.

Victor: So what brings you by so early?

Victoria: I just wanted to pick your brain about something.

Victor: About?

Victoria: I wanted to get some marketing ideas for Brash & Sassy.

Victor: Marketing ideas for Brash & Sassy?

Victoria: Yeah. But you know what? Now that I think about it, we can just -- we'll go over them later when you get to the office.

Victor: Is there something else?

Victoria: I don't know. You tell me.

Nikki: Oh, I think we know what's on her mind. Victoria wants to know how our evening went.

Victor: Do you know? Well, it was very pleasant, for your information.

Victoria: What, that's all you're going to say? It was "pleasant"?

Victor: Well, what do you want, a play-by-play?

Victoria: No, no. Of course not. I just -- isn't there something else you want to tell me?

Victor: What is she talking about? What are you talking about?

Diane: Jack's wife -- do you know her?

Isabella: Just in passing. Why?

Diane: She's a very volatile woman.

Isabella: Who's obviously entranced Jack, or else he wouldn't have married her.

Diane: Still, that volatility can make Phyllis her own worst enemy.

Isabella: What do you mean?

Diane: When Jack first took legal steps to keep me here, Phyllis was so against the idea of her hubby trying to get custody of Kyle that she came up with this scheme to help me leave the country behind his back. Had it in the works, in fact.

Isabella: You're kidding.

Diane: If that ever comes to light, think how it would tarnish her in his eyes.

Isabella: And yet, you haven't said anything?

Diane: It doesn't mean I won't.

Isabella: Well, why are you hesitating?

Diane: Because I have to be careful. This whole thing could backfire on me and cost me the custody of my little boy. And nothing, no one, is worth that.

Isabella: So why did Phyllis want you out of the country? Did she sense some feelings on Jack's part?

Diane: Not yet.

Isabella: Well, if she's not threatened by you, why would she react so strongly?

Diane: Because she's threatened by my child.

Isabella: How so?

Diane: That leads me to the second ace I'm holding, an even more powerful one, which I will use -- if and when it's necessary.

Sydney: If you're asking, did Diane pull Mr. Abbott aside to talk to him --?

Michael: Did she?

Sydney: No. Not that I saw, anyway.

Michael: Did you get any sense that she was addressing herself to Jack, rather than the judge?

Sydney: There's no way for me to tell that. She didn't look at him when she spoke.

Michael: What about Jack's wife? Was Phyllis there?

Sydney: Oh, yes.

Michael: Well, don't tell me she was just being the dutiful wife.

Sydney: Pretty much. Although I did remember seeing a rather grim expression on her face a few times.

Michael: It's about time we found out what's going on.

Sydney: Look, Michael, I enjoy working with you. But I already have a lucrative practice. I don't need clients who are uncooperative.

Michael: Come on, Sydney, please, please just hang in there a while longer. I really need Diane to have top-notch representation now.

Sydney: As long as it's not you.

Michael: Yes, yes. But, look, I will help try to keep her in line. I promise you.

Sydney: I'll go meet with my client right now.

Michael: I'll go with you. I have a sneaking suspicion about Diane and what she really wants. It's about time I learned what her agenda is.

Phyllis: I don't want to hear this.

Jack: Look, I realize maybe I'm not being objective. Maybe I want this child too much.

Phyllis: Yeah, I know. I understand that.

Jack: If I decide to go ahead with this custody battle, though, you are gonna come face-to-face with the Daniel issue. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe that isn't a blessing in disguise.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Jack: If we decide to go ahead with this or not, your pain -- the guilt you feel about your son will still be there. Maybe if it's brought into the light of day, maybe that will be a good thing.

Phyllis: What are you talking about?

Jack: I know it would be painful. But it would be the pain of healing. Some kind of catharsis. What do you say we go before the world, you and me, together, and we show them how much you've changed? Anybody who thinks you're the same woman you always were is gonna have to reconsider. But more than that, maybe you can convince yourself that you really have changed. Maybe you could find some peace with this. I need you with me on this one. For both our sakes, don't fight me. Please, just have faith that this is the right course. What do you say? Are you with me?

Isabella: So what's this ace you're holding?

Diane: Years ago, Phyllis had a child by another man. And when this kid was three or four, the man divorced her and Phyllis lost custody.

Isabella: Oh.

Diane: Oh, no, no, it gets better. She didn't just lose custody. She was deemed an unfit mother. Her child was taken from her by the court and given to the father full time.

Isabella: Wow. Unfit mother -- that is ammunition.

Diane: Yeah. I can lay waste to Phyllis Abbott any time I want. Of course, I have to be extremely careful.

Isabella: Because Jack loves her.

Diane: At the moment he does. But believe it or not, it gets better. Fate has been very kind to me, Isabella. It's dropped this wonderful little circumstance right in my lap. Something so perfect. I found out that Phyllis can no longer reproduce. She can't give Jack a child.

Isabella: That is big.

Diane: It's huge, especially when raising a child means everything to him.

Isabella: And you think she and Jack could never have the bond that you and he already share.

Diane: Oh, I don't just think it. After all, blood is thicker than wedding champagne.

Isabella: Well, I can see why Phyllis would want you out of the country -- you and your little boy. She wants you out of sight, out of mind. With you here in the picture --

Diane: Her entire world is at risk.

Isabella: So do you have a plan in mind, Diane? What is it? Where do you go from here?

J.T: Where Billy was, you knew what he was doing. You were trying to block it out. So you turned to me, and like a sap, I -- look, anyway, we were kissing. And you started to feel like things were getting out of hand and --

Mackenzie: And what? You don't think that I made that whole thing up about seeing someone because I wanted to stop what was going on?

J.T.: Look, I'm not trying to make you feel bad, Mac. Just do me this favor. Next time don't try to talk me into something you really don't want to do.

Victor: I have no idea what you're getting at.

Nikki: I think I do. You saw Jacques and his staff get off the elevator last night, didn't you?

Victoria: Yes, and that means --?

Nikki: That means that your father brought the Colonnade Room here. And it was a spectacular dinner.

Victoria: Of course it was. In more ways than one, right?

Victor: Sweetheart, your mother and I have said all we're going to say. I have got to get to the office, and I'll see you there. [Whispering goodbyes]

[Door closes]

Nikki: What is on your mind? What?

Victoria: It's that ring.

Nikki: Yeah, I've worn it for years. Your father gave it to me.

Victoria: I know, I know, but --

Nikki: But what? What is going on with you?

Victoria: This isn't about me, mother. For God's sake, what have you done now?

Nikki: What?

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