Thursday Y&R Transcript 11/13/03

Y&R Transcript Thursday 11/13/03--Canada; Friday 11/14/03--USA

Provided By Eric
Proofread by Emma

Jack: We're talking about two days, Ted, for old time's sake. Yeah, Tuesday at the very latest. I'll have the money messengered to you. Thank you, my friend. You're a lifesaver. Yeah, you too. Give my best to the wife. (Knock on door)

Dru: Jack, Jack, wait till you hear what Damonís discovered. It's gonna save Jabot.

Damon: It's not exactly my discovery, Jack.

Jack: Okay, who cares? If it's hot, I want to hear it.

Dru: Tell him.

Damon: All right, I'll give you the short version. A friend of mine, Vanessa Lerner, used to be a cosmetics chemist. She's moved to cancer research. Now in the course of her work, she came across a certain extract from a rare orchid.

Jack: Are we talking fragrance?

Dru: Oh, no, no. Much bigger than that. There are a million fragrances out there. This is unique.

Damon: Apparently-- now I say "apparently"-- this extract has the ability to instantly straighten curly hair.

Dru: Without chemicals, without lye. The hair stays straight until shampooed.

Jack: And this works on anyone's hair?

Damon: Well, so far as we know. Needless to say, I'm excited about the prospect of experimenting in the lab.

Jack: If this does everything you promise, this could be big.

Dru: Not big, Jack, huge. Why the trepidation? You should be thrilled.


Phyllis: All right, I got to be honest with you, Neil. Your fiancťe acting weird ain't that unusual.

Neil: Oh, really? Ha ha. Oh, yeah? Well, try this one on for size. Drucilla just blazed in here and told me that she wants our honeymoon and wedding-- guess where.

Phyllis: Not Trinidad ?

Neil: No. Japan .

Phyllis: Japan ?

Neil: Yeah, Japan. Little off the wall, wouldn't you say?

Phyllis: Why Japan?

Neil: I don't know. Because she says she's always been interested in the culture.

Phyllis: And you never knew this about her?

Neil: No way. No. She hasn't said boo about it until now. And as a matter of fact, I can't even get her to go out with me for sushi. Says that raw fish is crawling with worms.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. So what'd you tell her?

Neil: Phyllis, we're getting married. The chick's a hot tamale, a real live wire. I mean, I've learned after all these years; I've got to go with the flow.

Phyllis: Meaning you agreed.

Neil: You're damn right I agreed. I mean, seriously, what do I care? As long as we get married, we have a great honeymoon. Japan is fine with me.

Phyllis: All right, all right. You got to know something. It's about Damon Porter.

Neil: Oh, come on. Don't start up with me about that stuff again.

Phyllis: You want to listen to me?

Neil: There's nothing--

Phyllis: You want to listen to me right now?

Neil: Okay, fine, Phyllis. What do you have to tell me about Mr. Porter?

Phyllis: Damon Porter is going to Japan . Yeah. And something tells me it's not a coincidence.


Victoria : Hi.

Victor: Hi, sweetheart.

Victoria : I'm glad you're here.

Victor: Hello, darling. Come here. (Sighs) so what can I do for you?

Victoria : Smile. It's good for the soul.

Victor: Ha ha.

Victoria : You okay?

Victor: I'm all right.

Victoria : Are you sure, with this trip coming up? You're seeing your dad again. I mean, it's pretty amazing.

Victor: To be honest with you, I dread that trip.

Victoria : Oh, come on. Iíll expect you to come back with a new look on life.

Victor: I'm not so sure. What do you think the chances are that your brother and I will come back from that trip on better terms?

Victoria : At this point, Dad, I don't know that I would trust Nicholas.


Nick: So you'll be visiting him today then? Great. No, I realize the investigation is totally under your control, Mr. Becker. It just helps me to understand how things are progressing. Well, thank you. I appreciate that. Okay, Mr. Becker. Happy hunting.


Lauren: Hey. Am I--am I too late?

Lynne: Too late for what?

Lauren: Why do you think I'm dressed like this, Lynne?

Lynne: I don't have time for guessing games, Lauren.

Lauren: Is Paul here?

Lynne: Paul isn't here. Not that that ever stops you, nine times out of ten.

Lauren: Stops me from what?

Lynne: Intruding.

Lauren: Oh, great. You're in a charming mood again.

Lynne: This is a place of business, Lauren. It's an office. So if you'd like to engage Paulís professional services...

Lauren: You know, I thought he said to meet him here. Maybe I got our wires crossed. Do you have any idea where he is?

Lynne: Paul told you?

Lauren: That he's moving out of Christineís place? Yeah. Why do you think I'm here? I'm here to help him move. Why? Is it some sort of deep, dark secret?

Lynne: It should be, from you.


Paul: Didn't think I'd see you here.

Chris: I forgot.

Paul: Why am I not surprised?

Chris: Paul, it was your idea to move out, not mine.

Paul: You didn't exactly fight me on it.

Chris: Well, look, you wanted some things that were pretty unreasonable under the circumstances.

Paul: That's how you saw it.

Chris: Yes, that's how I saw it. You stunned me with a marriage proposal, which seemed totally out of synch with where I thought we were. I said no. You got testy. God, we are in totally different places.

Paul: You know what? I think it's best if I just finish packing, and, uh... you know, the sooner I get out of here, the better.


Victor: You really think that Nicholas' anger runs that deep where I'm concerned?

Victoria : I just... I just don't want you to put your-- all your hopes on this one trip. I think it's great that you're going together, but I don't want you to put your heart out there.

Victor: You don't want me to get it stepped on, do you?

Victoria : No.

Victor: Can you give me any clue as to your brother's attitude?

Victoria : Well, you've heard of the angry young man? That could be Nicholas' personalized license plate these days.

Victor: I'm a little bit more optimistic than you are. Just the same, I'll be careful.

Victoria : I'm not worried. You're pretty indestructible.

Victor: You think so?

Victoria : Yes. You have to be. I'll always need you to be here.

Victor: I won't always be, you know?

Victoria : I don't want to talk about that

Victor: But, sweetheart, I want you to get out in the world, you know?

Victoria : I'm pretty busy.

Victor: Well, don't let work divert you from...

Victoria : More important things? Work has always been your priority. (Cell phone rings)

Victor: Those cell phones are annoying.

Victoria : Hello?

Michael: Miss Victoria Newman?

Victoria : Yes.

Michael: This is Michael Baldwin, esquire.

Victoria : Yes, I think remember you.

Michael: Yes. We have some important business to discuss.

Victoria : Really? Do we?

Michael: Mm-hmm. There are some contract extension forms that you have failed to sign.

Victoria : Oh, dear.

Michael: Now, however, I will make a special exception in your case. I will allow you to come to my personal and private residence to take care of this dreadful oversight.

Victoria : How very kind of you.

Michael: Mm-hmm. As long as you come soon.

Victoria : Well, yes, I will drop everything, since it seems to be so urgent.

Michael: Good. Excellent. I'll be here, waiting to watch you sign.

Victoria : Yeah, I get it. I get it. I'll be right over.

Michael: Thank you. (Laughs)


Paul: Chris, you know... I just get the feeling you will be so relieved when I get out of here.

Chris: That's not true.

Paul: Well, then why am I leaving?

Chris: I thought you said this is something you felt you had to do right now.

Paul: Okay. That's because I... I'm tired of playing house. It's not real.

Chris: It was such a mistake, having you continue to live here after the whole Isabella thing.

Paul: Oh, I see. A mistake. That's how you really feel?

Chris: You saved my life. I was frightened. I didn't want to be alone. But it sent out wrong signals. It wasn't fair.

Paul: I don't get that.

Chris: Before Isabella came into your life, we were both doing so much soul-searching. Our marriage wasn't giving either one of us what we needed. See, Isabella was something I could fight. She was a concrete enemy, but none of our issues had been resolved. God, they only got worse.

Paul: You know, you don't have to remind me. I'm well aware of them.

Chris: Well, evidently, I do. You're hurting because you think that somehow I am forcing your hand and making you move out, but I don't understand how you can't see that this is something we need right now.

Paul: Look, don't tell me what I need... because I'm looking at her.

Chris: Life would be so great if we could just erase things that happened and pretend they never did. Sad, unhappy times-- try and forget them-- but, Paul, we can't do that. Life doesn't work that way.

Paul: I know it doesnít. And you know what? It breaks my heart. You know, Chris... I've told you this before, and I'm gonna say it one more time. I am so sorry. I'm gonna finish packing.


Victor: Male, obviously. Anyone I know?

Victoria : Even if it were, I wouldn't tell you.

Victor: What, for fear I might disapprove?

Victoria : To save you the aggravation of disapproving.

Victor: Since it has no effect anyway.

Victoria : In the past, it has had the effect of you and I not getting along, and I don't like that.

Victor: I'll try very hard to be more tolerant of your choices in the future, okay? But I want you to make a choice. I don't like to see you alone anymore.

Victoria : All right. Listen, I-I hope you get everything you want out of this trip. And even though I'm a little cynical about Nicholas right now, I... I still believe that things might--might work out between the two of you as well.

Victor: Mm-hmm. I might as well be an optimist about it. No fun being a pessimist.

Victoria : Right you are. Travel safe. I love you very much.

Victor: I love you, my sweetheart. More than you will ever know.


Jack: Oh, believe me, no one is more anxious than I am to come up with something that'd give this company a boost.

Dru: A boost? It's gonna be more like a rocket.

Damon: I sense a little skepticism, Jack. Understand, Vanessa and I go a long way back. She's a talented chemist and a brilliant scientist. I trust her implicitly.

Jack: I appreciate that, Damon, but knowing what I know, the idea of some magical elixir that can straighten curly hair... I know a lot about hair. You understand, scientifically, this is kind of hard to get behind.

Dru: That's what I told him but then again, that's what they said about airplanes, so...

Jack: Dru, even if this stuff works, can it be synthesized? Can it be added to a carrier we already have, or do we have to develop a whole new chemical platform for it? Add to that, this could be years of testing before they even give us the go ahead to use it on humans.

Damon: Yeah. That's what I told her. There are hurdles to be cleared.

Jack: This could cost a lot of money and take a lot of time, and frankly, I'm not sure how much time Jabot has.

Damon: Jack... if this thing is a bust-- well, we tried. But, man, can you not see at least trying?

Jack: No, I can't see not trying, it's just... with things in the state that they're in, it's hard to imagine undertaking anything new.

Dru: But, Jack, when the banks hear about what we're working on, they'll be falling all over themselves trying to lend us money.

Jack: You two are both that gung ho about this?

Dru: Yeah, and you ought to be, too.

Jack: Okay, say I go along with this, what would the next step be?

Damon: I'll need needing to go to Japan . Ryukyu, specifically. Gather up some of this orchid root, come back and experiment with it in the lab.

Dru: Jack, just say yes.

Jack: I'll spring for the exploratory trip. Let's take this in stages.

Dru: Okay.

Damon: Pay as we go.

Jack: You better make that pray as we go.


Victoria : You know, somehow, I find it very hard to believe that this was so important.

Michael: Yeah, you caught me. It was all a clever ruse.

Victoria : Hmm. Just as I suspected.

Michael: You sounded a lot more chipper over the phone.

Victoria : Well, I wasnít. And if you're expecting a shiny new Victoria , I'm afraid I'm gonna disappoint you.

Michael: Oh, you could never do that.

Victoria : Is that a challenge?

Michael: Hmm. You know, it's after the whistle. How about some wine? A nice glass of pinot noir to smooth over the rough edges.

Victoria : Oh, I don't think so.

Michael: Come on, come on. Everyone's doing it.

Victoria : All right, fine. Sure. What the hell?

Michael: Ah, decisiveness. I love that in a woman.

Victoria : Yeah, make fun of me when I'm down.

Michael: (Chuckles) you're down. You never said why.

Victoria : You never asked.

Michael: Well, I'm asking.

Victoria : Do you ever have one of those days where, if one more thing happens, just one more thing, you're just gonna snap?


Lauren: I imagine you see me as a home wrecker. You know, the fact is--

Lynne: I know what the facts are, Lauren. Paul and Chris are having some serious problems. And here you are, right on schedule.

Lauren: Afraid of a little competition, Lynne?

Lynne: I'm concerned about Paul.

Lauren: Yeah, and as the self-appointed guardian of that relationship...

Lynne: Wrong.

Lauren: Oh, really? Since when?

Lynne: Not that I owe you any explanation, Lauren, but after everything that's happened, I think it's possible those two may not be cut out for the long-term. Which doesn't mean that you are what Paul needs.

Lauren: And, God forbid, we should allow him to decide that.

Lynne: You're so predictable. You smell blood in the water, you swoop right in.

Lauren: Oh, honey, you're the one with the fangs showing.

Lynne: Can you give the guy a little breathing room, Lauren? Moving out of Christineís has been extremely painful and difficult for him.

Lauren: I know that. And when he called to tell me about it, I said the same thing. So could we just back off with the advice, please?

Lynne: Oh, not a chance, Lauren. Paul's way too important to me.

Lauren: Oh, you still carrying a torch for him?

Lynne: He's my employer. He's one of my closest friends, and I want to see what's best for him. I want to see him happy.

Lauren: Only not with me.

Lynne: So you admit you're after him?

Lauren: What are you saying? Stay away, or else?

Lynne: Oh, look, Lauren, Paul is either moving on for real this time, and he needs some space, or he and Chris are just taking a break. But either way--

Lauren: Either way, there's no room in his life for me-- according to you.

Lynne: I couldn't have said it better myself.


Paul: I left a couple of boxes and that other suitcase in the back bedroom. I'll have someone come over and pick it up later today or tomorrow, if you don't mind.

Chris: Mnh-mnh. So when will we talk?

Paul: Well, uh, I don't know. You know, you're pretty busy. You got a thousand things going on in your life.

Chris: That's true, but...

Paul: Look, Chris... you got to do what you got to do. I get that.

Chris: Do you really?

Paul: Yeah. But it doesn't really matter whether I understand or not. You have to do what's best for you, and I have to do what's best for me.

Chris: And that's moving out.

Paul: I have to think through a lot of things. And I honestly believe that you, too, should be alone, have time to yourself and sort things out.

Chris: I do need to make some sense out of where I've been and where I'm going.

Paul: You'll figure it out.

Chris: But will I like the answers?

Paul: Well, I don't have a crystal ball.

Paul: But you know how I feel.

Chris: Take care of yourself.

Paul: Yeah. Guess I'll have to. I don't have you looking out for me anymore.

Chris: I'm here if you need me.

Paul: Don't make promises you can't keep.


Neil: Look. What are you implying-- that Drucilla is pushing for Japan because Damon is going there?

Phyllis: Neil, what are the chances of the two of them deciding to go to Japan-- Japan at the exact same time?

Neil: Okay, not too likely, I suppose.

Phyllis: So maybe you want to consider that something romantic is going on between the two of them.

Neil: No. No. Wait a minute now. She has told me personally that she finds Damon a little attractive, and so what? There's nothing wrong with that.

Phyllis: Okay. Yeah, exactly. Nothing wrong with that. He's hot. I think he's hot.

Neil: So if he's so hot, are you gonna cheat on Jack because of that?

Phyllis: No. We're not talking about me. We're talking about Drucilla.

Neil: This doesn't change anything, you know. I told you once before in an earlier conversation, I'll say it again-- no way! Absolutely not.

Phyllis: Okay. Okay. All right. All right. So let's just say that there's no hanky-panky going on. And I think we both agree this isn't a coincidence. So what is it?

Neil: I don't know what it is, Phyllis. But it all started when Vanessa Lerner came to town, didn't it?


Jack: Any chance I could meet this Vanessa person?

Damon: Not to sound mysterious or secretive, Jack, but she would like to keep this just between me and herself just now. She doesn't want her name associated with it.

Jack: You say she's working for the cancer research people.

Damon: Which is why she passed it off to me. She trusts me to see it through.

Dru: And you will, thanks to Jack. You're not gonna regret this. This is going to revolutionize the way hair is straightened, Jack.

Jack: I love your energy. God, I wish I had ten of you. You really think this could work?

Damon: Sir, I would not be standing here in your office if I didnít.

Jack: Not only will this give Jabot life, which is no small thing, I cannot wait till the day I can write that check to Newman for what we owe him. God, that will be sweet-- to spit in his eye and tell him, "we're even!"


Michael: Sounds pretty heavy-duty.

Victoria : Oh, don't worry. I'm not gonna whine and cry and carry on.

Michael: It's not your style?

Victoria : No, just the opposite.

Michael: Yeah. Anything bothers you, you stuff it way down deep inside. And you put on this act like you're tough as nails. Nothing fazes you. You don't need people. You don't need anyone to lean on. And you sure as hell don't need to let them see the whites of your eyes. But when you go to sleep at night, you feel drained. And when you get up in the morning, there's nothing to get started with. Your reservoir's empty. And somehow you convinced yourself that it would fill itself up on its own again.

Victoria : Wow, I'm... starting to feel a little exposed.

Michael: We're a lot more alike than you realize, Victoria .

Victoria : So how about those Paers?

Michael: I'm sorry. I don't mean to make you feel uncomfortable.

Victoria : You know, we haven't had a toast.

Michael: (Laughs) okay, I gotcha. Um... to pop psychology from well-meaning attorneys.

Victoria : And the women who hang on their every word.

Michael: No. No. I will not lump you with other people.

Victoria : I'm a one-of-a-kind pain in the butt, huh?

Michael: What makes you think you're a pain in the butt?

Victoria : I'm just not real happy with my life these days. Oh, God! Listen to me whining. I hate that.


Neil:. I mean, the lady-- she comes to my office. She tells me that she has something interesting to talk to Damon about.

Phyllis: Uh-huh. Presumably, she finds him, she fills him in...

Neil: And shortly thereafter, Drucilla starts acting crazy, strange and secretive.

Phyllis: Apparently she wants to be in Japan at the exact same time as Damon.

Neil: Sure seems that way.

Phyllis: So the question is-- is it business, or is it personal?

Neil: And where does Vanessa Lerner come into the mix?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. There's one way to find out.

Neil: How's that?

Phyllis: Ask Drucilla.

Neil: Oh, what, and demand an explanation, you mean?

Phyllis: Yeah, exactly-- why does she have this burning desire to get married in Japan at the exact same time Damon Porter is vacationing there?

Neil: You know what? I think I'm just gonna take my chance and keep my eye on her.

Phyllis: Auause you know she'll lie to you.

Neil: Did I say that?

Phyllis: It's the truth, isn't it?

Neil: Dru might have a perfectly logical explanation to all of this.

Phyllis: Oh, yeah. Of course she does. Of course she does. So what you're gonna do is fly all the way to Japan to get married to a woman you know is up to something-- and keep one eye on her and the other eye on Jabot's head chemist. Come on. I'm sorry. I don't know how else to say it, but you're a punk!

Neil: What?!

Phyllis: Come on! This is no way to start a marriage, Neil.

Neil: I resent that you just called me a punk. And I'm gonna do this my way, do you hear me? And if you're really my friend, you're not gonna go blab to drucilla about all this that we're talking about.

Phyllis: Okay, all right. I'm not gonna blab to her, okay? I got to get to work. Can I go back to work?

Neil: Would you, please, just go to work? Thank you.

Phyllis: Thank you.

Neil: Good-bye.

Phyllis: Good-bye.

Neil: Okay!

Phyllis: Okay!


Jack: You got something that can put a smile back on ol' smilin' Jack, bring it on quick.

Nick: I know what my father did-- how he and Baldwin got the upper hand on Tuvia.

Jack: So you've been saying.

Nick: Well, now I'm here with the details.

Jack: I've been asking for details for weeks, why now all of a sudden?

Nick: Because it's time. I'm sick of seeing what this is doing to you, and not just you, everyone else who he's hurting.

Jack: Okay. Tell me what you got.

Nick: It's gonna kill you how simple it was.

Jack: So kill me.

Nick: They were bribing key sales executives.

Jack: The people that make the decisions about presentation about shelf space.

Nick: Then they were putting Safra products right out in front.

Jack: It's the holy grail of marketing, Nick-- shelf space. Son of a bitch. I know these people. These guys and gals have been going on and on about the years of business we've done together-- how Jabot's the flagship of their cosmetics department. I've broken bread with these people. I send them gifts when their children are born.

Nick: Well, my father and Michael Baldwin were giving them briefcases full of cash.

Jack: Sounds like a lot of cash.

Nick: Money was no object. They did whatever they had to do to get the upper hand on Tuvia.

Jack: I knew it. As soon as I heard Baldwin was involved with Newman, I smelled a rat, and I was right.

Nick: Yep.

Jack: Was you father involved in contacting these people and giving them the cash, or was this all Baldwin ?

Nick: All Baldwin .

Jack: Well, the money had to come from somewhere. Eventually it's gonna find its way back to Victor. Nicholas, I assume you're telling me this now because you agree it is time to bring the hammer of doom down on these two.

Nick: You're right about that.

Jack: You sure about that? I mean, this is, uh, pretty heavy stuff for you.

Nick: I thought it would be, but it's not. Once I learned the details, I realized what had to be done. I'm sick of seeing this hurt people-- and not just you and your company, but what this was gonna do to my mother. She was gonna lose her entire nest egg-- every penny that kept her independent of Victor Newman. I also did this for your sister and your father and Brad and everyone else. All these people hurting for what? Because my father cannot stand to lose. It's not gonna happen anymore, Jack.

Jack: You're not gonna get any argument from me. I assume then I have your okay to run with this?

Nick: I don't want you to do anything.

Jack: Nicholas, you can't do that. You can't tell me something like this and then tell me to tell no one. Someone has to be told.

Nick: Someone has been told.

Jack: What do you mean?

Nick: I turned them in. My father and Michael Baldwin-- I turned them in to the federal authorities.


Michael: I bet you never thought you'd be coming out of a kiss like that to find yourself looking at me.

Victoria : I bet you're right.

Victoria : Michael.

Michael: You don't really want me to stop, do you?

Victoria : No. That's what scares me.

Michael: We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Victoria : Funny, you don't look like...

Victoria : Roosevelt .

Michael: Oh, you were able to finish your sentence. I must be losing my touch.

Victoria : Where is my wine?

Michael: You don't need wine. You need a man who understands you right down to your core.

Victoria : And you need a total basket case?

Michael: You're not a basket case.

Victoria : Everything is just so chaotic right now. I feel like I'm living in all this craziness.

Michael: And look at me trying to take advantage.

Michael: Listen...

Victoria : No, don't stop.

Michael: Really, I don't want to, but... look. Look, I want to make sure you're responding to me and not some situation.

Victoria : Oh, you talk too much.

Michael: Hey.

Victoria : Hey. Hey, yourself.

Michael: I have unleashed a wild woman.

Victoria : Now you're complaining.

Michael: Look, Victoria . Look at me. I don't want this to be a one-time thing.

Victoria : I promise to respect you in the morning, Michael.

Michael: I don't think you're fully aware of how I feel about you.

Victoria : Oh, you're probably right.

Michael: All right. No. No. No. Figure it out already. We have time. We have all the time in the world.

Victoria : Okay.

Victoria : I, um... I should probably go then.

Michael: All right. Okay. I'm gonna call you soon.

Victoria : Uh-huh.

Michael: All right.

Victoria : Okay.

Victoria : (Giggles)

Michael: All right.

Victoria : Bye.

Michael: Bye.

Victoria : Bye.

Michael: Bye. 


Chris: "My hero." Paul, that's what you've been to me for so many years.

Chris: But... today is the first day of the rest of my life. Who is Christine Blair now? Time to find out. No turning back. (Doorbell rings)

Danny: Hello, Cricket.


(Doorbell rings)

Becker: Michael Baldwin?

Michael: That's me. What can I do for you?

Becker: My name is Franklin Becker. I'm with the U.S. Attorney's office. I'd like to ask you some questions.

Michael: Oh, what about?

Becker: Mail fraud.

Michael: Ooh, mail fraud. I think you got the wrong guy, Mr. Becker.

Becker: Answer my questions, we'll find out. If you didn't have anything to do with bribing department store employees on behalf of your employer Victor Newman, you shouldn't have a thing in the world to worry about. May I please come in?

Michael: Be my guest.

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