Y&R Transcript Thursday 8/16/07

Y&R Transcript Thursday 8/16/07 -- Canada; Friday 8/17/07 -- U.S.A.

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Daniel: Where do you want these?

Phyllis: Um, on the coffee table.

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Yeah, you know what? No, no, no. No.

Daniel: No?

Phyllis: Um, right--right-- right there.

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Right there in front of the window. You know--no, no, right over there. Right--that's too obvious. Right there.

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Good. Good.

Daniel: So when's the probation officer gonna get here?

Phyllis: Um... soon, soon. Uh, she interviews everybody first, and I'm last, and then, uh, then, uh, she writes a report to the judge suggesting how, uh, long my sentence should be that he will impose.

Daniel: Something to look forward to.

Phyllis: Only if you're convicted.

Daniel: Right. Um, okay, so back to you. Why don't we make some notes?

Phyllis: Right, right, let's make some notes. That's good, that's good. Prepare. Prepare. All right. Notes... here we go. Um... (Sighs) this is a big deal, you know? It's a really big deal. This is as important as the sentencing hearing will be. Okay, so... good things, good things to say about me-- do you have any?

Daniel: Why don't we start with, you're a mom?

Phyllis: I'm a mom. I'm a mom. Mom. Mother of two, in fact. I'm sure she knows that, but it wouldn't hurt to emphasize it just a little, right?

Daniel: Can't hurt. Absolutely, agreed.

Phyllis: Okay. Um... anything else? Oh, my charity work! Oh, my endless charity work! Oh, that's good. That's a good thing to put in there.

Daniel: Do you count helping people pick out purses as philanthropy?

Phyllis: I do a lot of charity work, Daniel. You're--you're unaware of it, obviously. I do a lot.

Daniel: Seriously, um, do you know who they're gonna be interviewing? I mean--I mean, do you know if I'm on the list?

Phyllis: I don't know. They don't give a list to the defendant.

Daniel: Oh. Well, I hope I am.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Daniel: Yeah.

Phyllis: Me, too.

Daniel: Or maybe not. You know, I-I am kind of an accused felon, which would make you mother of the felon.

Phyllis: Yeah, yeah. We're not--we're gonna-- we're not gonna bring that up. We'll just... (Whispers) forget about that. So...

Daniel: Get rid of it.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Get rid of that. (Laughs)

Daniel: Well, who else are they gonna interview then?

Phyllis: Um, I don't-- Nick, I'm sure... Jack. Jack will vouch for me.

Daniel: That's good, 'cause we know that his wife won’t.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, the judge is going to listen to the opinion of a state senator over a spokesmodel.

Ben: Yes.

Jack: And why aren't you in the office in Madison?

Ben: Thank you. Thank you for thinking of the senator. Yes. Bye-bye. Uh, yes, hi. Yeah, I'm sure the senator would love to attend. God bless you, too. Senator Abbott.

Jack: I like it better when you call me Jack. What's up?

Ben: Oh, nothing much. Ah, just a small matter of your constituent hotline burning up with angry voters because of your ties to Phyllis Abbott.

Jack: Her name is Phyllis Newman.

Ben: It doesn't matter. Your "Friendship" with your ex-wife is gonna bring you down, Jack.

Jack: Maybe I do like it better when you call me Senator Abbott.

Ben: This is no time for jokes. Your association with this woman--not good.

Jack: Do I have to remind you Phyllis is in large part responsible for my winning this election? And the part she took in our campaign was before the trial. Presumably, she's innocent until proven guilty.

Ben: That was proven.

Jack: What do you want me to do about this, Ben? It's over.

Ben: She was convicted. It's just getting started.

Jack: (Sighs)

Kevin: I have some amazing news.

Jana: What is it, Kev? Tell me.

Kevin: My mom is gonna give us the money for your surgery.

Jana: Really?

Kevin: Yeah.

Jana: God, that's so wonderful. Oh, but it's so criminally expensive. You know, I don't have insurance. I mean, can she afford this?

Kevin: Oh, she can. Trust me.

Jana: I do. Thank you so much. I won't ever be able to repay you.

Kevin: You don't have to.

Jana: Wow, this means your mom's forgiven me then, right? I mean, if she's willing to pay for the operation, we have her blessing to be together.

Kevin: You know, um, I don't even think your brain surgeon could figure out what's going on inside my mom's head. But who cares? I spoke to the head nurse, and she's gonna arrange for you to have your final M.R.I. and C.T. scan and... whatever other tests you need.

Jana: Wow.

Jana: Can I ask you for just one small, little favor?

Kevin: Yeah, anything.

Sharon: Hey.

Nick: Hi.

Sharon: Um, I know that we talked about telling Noah together, but he heard the verdict on the television.

Nick: Oh, Man.

Sharon: And he blames me for Phyllis going to jail.

Nick: Well, did you tell him you had no choice to testify?

Sharon: Jack and I both tried to explain it to him, but he had a hard time understanding.

Nick: Maybe he doesn't want to understand. I can talk to him if you think it'll help.

Sharon: Well, I-I didn't want to make a big deal out of it. I just--I wanted you to know in case it came up.

Nick: Well, if it does come up, I'll do my best to clarify things.

Sharon: Okay.

Heather: Thank you. So I wasn't sure if you had a chance to review your files, but Ms. Newman is not a first-time offender.

Woman: Mm-hmm. Well, thank you for the background info, Ms. Stevens.

Heather: Of course.

Michael: With all due respect to the assistant district attorney, she is overstating the case quite a bit. Yes, my client has been arrested previously. No, she has never been convicted. I'm sure you'll make that clear in your report to the judge.

Heather: Of course, Mr. Baldwin. Our office is merely helping the probation department zero in on the important people to interview.

Michael: To create a presentencing report that is fair, balanced and unbiased?

Heather: Yes, that is our job.

Michael: It's a lot of work. I mean, for a case that's bound to be overturned on appeal.

Heather: You're an experienced lawyer, Mr. Baldwin. Why don't you leave that determination to the court of appeals and focus on the matter at hand? I don't believe Judge Chong will be too happy to read that your client was planning to flee the state, and possibly even the country, instead of showing up to hear her verdict.

Michael: That is an outrageous allegation. You can't possibly write that.

Heather: Unless it's true.

Michael: How can it be true? You were there when my client appeared at the verdict.

Heather: She was an hour late. You said that she had a stomach bug. She looked perfectly healthy to me. Our office follows the facts, Mr. Baldwin. We will follow these wherever they take us.

Michael: Fact-- she made the deadline. That's all that matters.

Woman: Well, if you'll excuse me, I, uh, I have an investigation to conduct.

Michael: One moment, please. Mrs. Newman's case is an emotional one. It involves two marriages, several million dollars and, uh, some people who don't particularly care for each other. I--talk to whomever you must, but please, talk to everyone.

Woman: I'm, uh, I'm a professional, Mr. Baldwin.

Heather: You're good.

Michael: And for a new assistant D.A., You're nervy. Who told you my client was preparing to flee? I want names right now.

Heather: I, um, I-I don't know what you're talking about. I mean, maybe I'm too new to figure it out.

Woman: I would just like to ask you a few questions about Phyllis Newman.

Nick: I can tell you what I know before I lost my memory, which isn't much.

Woman: But you can testify as to her recent behavior, correct?

Nick: What I've witnessed recently is a loving mother who's very concerned about the welfare of her child.

Woman: Um, to your knowledge, did Phyllis Newman try to leave town before the verdict was read in her trial?

Nick: Look, she's had a tough time dealing with my memory loss, my not remembering that we were married. So she wanted us to go away together with our daughter. But in all honestly, I can't say what she did or didn't think about during that time.

Woman: Well, what do you think was her intention?

Nick: Look, if she wanted to run away, then she would have done it. She has the money, the... she had the time, the opportunity. But she didn't do that. She showed up for the verdict. And I believe we judge people by their actions.

(Telephone rings)

Jack: Jack Abbott.

Daniel: Jack, its Daniel.

Jack: I was wondering where my new employee was that promised to do such hard work.

Daniel: Yeah, you know, I know I just started working for you, but I could really use the morning off.

Jack: To help your mom?

Daniel: Yeah, she's getting interviewed today by the probation officer, and I kind of want to stick around and be her cheering section.

Jack: No, no problem. You do what you can do there and then get here when you can.

Daniel: Thanks, Jack. I owe you.

Jack: Yeah, yeah. Tell your mom I wished her luck. What?

Ben: There are millions of college graduates out there that would kill to work for you, and you're hiring Phyllis Newman's son?

Jack: He needed a job.

Ben: Yeah, and you don't see anything potentially suspect about that?

Jack: Yeah, I think it depends on how you look at it.

Ben: Next thing you're gonna say is, "It depends what the meaning of 'Is' is."

Jack: Believe me, I know what the risks are.

Ben: No, I don't think you do. You are a newly elected official. Your constituents will have a problem with this.

Jack: Perhaps, and then I'll make the case.

Ben: What--what case, Jack? Look, you squeaked into office in a filthy campaign. The voters elected the last person not struck by scandal. You're lucky that-- that it was your opponent who got caught kissing her campaign manager and not you.

Jack: You're not my type.

Ben: More jokes. Look, I know that Phyllis worked on your campaign. She's probably going to prison, and she won't be able to work for you anymore. And I could almost accept your hiring her son if he wasn't accused of grand theft, conspiracy, and oh, I almost forgot, probably murder.

Jack: Ben, Ben, you're my chief of staff because you're smart. I like smart.

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Jack: This is about a family falling apart, Phyllis' family. If she does time, and I hope to God she doesn't, she will have paid her debt. I care about Daniel. He's down. In my world, you help somebody up when they're down. And I don't think my constituents will hold that against me.

Ben: Yes, they will.

Jack: I say you're wrong.

Ben: Well, I hope I'm wrong, but I'm not.

Michael: How'd your interview go?

Nick: It went pretty well.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Michael: Mm.

Phyllis: What's going on? I know that look.

Michael: Heather told me that she had it on good authority that you definitely tried to run.

Phyllis: Who told her that?

Michael: That's what I need to find out before I can do any damage control.

Phyllis: Did you say anything?

Nick: No, the only person I spoke to was the probation officer.

Phyllis: Well, what did-- what did you tell her?

Nick: As little as possible. She asked me point-blank if you were thinking of running. I was very careful with my words. I didn't say anything to implicate you.

Michael: Well, somebody did.

Jack: Hi, Sweetheart.

Sharon: Am I interrupting something? I-I didn't expect to find you here.

Ben: No, no, not at all. We're just tying up some loose ends, professionally and personally.

Sharon: Well, um, I need to speak to my husband in private.

Ben: Excuse me.

(Cell phone ringing)

Jack: Sorry. Hello? Hi, Phyllis. No, I didn't tell anyone that you were planning on running away before the verdict.

Jack: No, I have no idea who would do that. No sweat. Bye. Someone told the assistant D.A. that Phyllis tried to run.

Sharon: Typical. She usually puts the blame on somebody else.

Jack: You really think she would have told them that herself?

Sharon: Are you suggesting that maybe I did?

Jack: Did you?

Sharon: No. I can't believe you would have to ask me that.

Jack: No, no, I shouldn't have. It's just she... I'm sorry. I do trust you.

Sharon: I admit that it was my gut instinct at first to call the police, but that's--that's only because she was running off with the baby, and I didn't want to see Nick or you or anyone involved have to go through that. But I would never jeopardize your senatorial image by getting more involved in this than I already am.

Jack: I-I know you only have everyone's best interests at heart.

Sharon: Well, I appreciate you understanding that. I really don't want to be involved in this at all. I know it was my testimony that got her convicted, but I was subpoenaed. I had to tell the truth.

Jack: Honey, y-you don't have to explain anything to me.

Sharon: Well, I know that you and Phyllis are friends.

Jack: You're my wife. I believe what you tell me.

Sharon: Thank you.

Jack: But I don't want to see my friend taken away from her children.

Kevin: So my mom's first charitable act as the Widow Bardwell is gonna be paying for Jana's surgery.

Colleen: And how exactly did you make that happen?

Kevin: I can be very irresistible.

Colleen: Oh, right, you think so.

Kevin: No, I don't think, I know.

Colleen: Mm-hmm. Well, you must have some serious dirt on your mom, getting her to lay out cash like that. I mean, what did she do, kill someone?

Kevin: (Chuckles) no, no. I, uh... I think she just got tired of my begging.

Colleen: Right. That is very irresistible.

Kevin: It can be, sure, in a messed up kind of way.

Colleen: Um, look, I know you need to do this. I just hope you're not counting on it to be some miracle cure... for Jana or for the two of you to, um...

Kevin: No, I know. Uh, I'm not. I know that the surgery might not work. The tumor could grow back, and we'd be at square one again.

Colleen: Or the surgery might work, and she might change the way she feels about you. I mean, they did say that they had no idea if the tumor was affecting her thoughts and her personality, right?

Kevin: Right. Yeah, no, I know. I have to be prepared for anything. The surgery could work out fine. She could still be in love with me, and she'll have to spend 50 years in prison for the crimes she committed.

Colleen: Well, that is very realistic of you.

Kevin: Yeah, well, I'm glad you approve.

Colleen: Oh, you should be. You know, I am very wise. (Chuckles)

Kevin: Well, hey, at least I'm giving her a chance, right? I couldn't spend another minute watching her get worse.

Phyllis: Okay, listen, this--this is crazy. This is not a big deal. Let's not panic here.

Michael: Well, the prosecutor must've heard something!

Daniel: Something bad.

Michael: The internet? Rumors?

Daniel: What's the big deal, though? You know, the internet, it breeds and multiplies on rumors like this. No one believes it.

Phyllis: Yeah, it's hearsay, right? It's hearsay.

Michael: Well, bad news. This isn't a trial. Hearsay is perfectly fine.

Maggie: Heather, congratulations on your conviction.

Heather: Oh, thanks, Detective. I wish I felt like celebrating.

Maggie: What? What's the problem?

Heather: Michael Baldwin.

Maggie: Well, you know, um, you beat him, and that's not an easy feat in this courthouse.

Heather: We're not done yet. I-I feel it in my gut. He knows that Phyllis was trying to run, and somehow, they talked her out of it. But I know that was her intention. She might still go for it.

Maggie: Unless you could somehow prove she'd already attempted.

Heather: Hmm.

Maggie: Why don't we go for a walk? You can bring me up to speed.

Heather: Okay.

Sharon: Phyllis asked Jack if he told the prosecutor she was going to flee.

Nick: He said no?

Sharon: Of course. But then he looked at me.

Nick: Don't tell me he accused you?

Sharon: Well, not out loud, but it was written all over his face.

Nick: So what did you say?

Sharon: Well, I called him on it, and then he finally asked.

Nick: You know, it doesn't really surprise me. You know how close he and Phyllis are.

Sharon: He doesn't want to see Summer taken away from her.

Nick: Nobody does.

Sharon: Nick, was it wrong of me to tell the truth?

Nick: You didn't have a choice. Your testimony wasn't personal. Sharon, you did nothing wrong.

[Sharon remembering]

Sharon: No verdict yet.

Brad: What's with those jurors? I mean, w-what more do they need, a signed confession to go along with the videotape of her blackmailing me?

Sharon: Well, whatever they decide, I just hope they do it soon. She almost ran off with Summer this morning.

Brad: (Scoffs)

Sharon: Nick, I…I gotta go.

Ben: Do you have to be that obvious?

Nick: I don't like what you're insinuating.

Ben: She's married.

Nick: We're friends.

Ben: And I'm a doctor.

Nick: Well, then maybe you should get your head checked.

Ben: And yours is fine. You've played that "I don't remember" card long enough. Take care of your own wife.

Phyllis: Here I come! Ta-da!

Daniel: (Chuckles)

Phyllis: What?

Daniel: Are you serious?

Phyllis: Yeah, I'm serious. What?

Daniel: Okay, um, the outfit. The outfit is good, but it's the hair-- the hair, Mom, the hair.

Phyllis: All right, yeah, but I-I can fix that. I have a hair thing--ah. That is fixable, see? Listen, this is very important. If I even look at this probation officer the wrong way, I could go to prison.

Daniel: Well, if there's a prison yard fight, my money's on you.

Phyllis: (Chuckles) yeah. Hey, we're-- we're not gonna go there. (Clears throat) there. (Clears throat)

Daniel: You know, I'm just trying to help you relax. Seriously, you're gonna ace this.

Phyllis: You think?

Daniel: Yes, yes, I think. Come on, Michael went over all this stuff with you. You're ready.

Phyllis: Yeah. Yeah, I'm ready. (Groans softly)

Paul: Hey, I just wanted to tell you I'm really sorry about Phyllis.

Michael: You win some, you win some on appeal.

Paul: You know, that's exactly the attitude I would want in a defense attorney-- one that never gives up, keeps fighting for you.

Michael: Well, I'm spoiling for a fight, and I'm looking forward to another prosecutor-- let me amend that-- any other prosecutor besides Heather Stevens.

Paul: Really? She must have done something really good to get to you this bad.

Michael: Well, just give her a high-profile case, and she just comes at you even harder. I mean, to hell with any sense of fair play or humanity.

Paul: That's funny, 'cause I heard she just presented the case, and then... the jury came up with the verdict.

Michael: Heather wants to revoke Phyllis' bail. I mean, our intrepid new assistant district attorney, she's convinced herself that Phyllis was thinking-- thinking about fleeing before the verdict was announced.

Paul: Was she?

Michael: This is Genoa City, Wisconsin, not "1984." There's no such thing as-- as thought crime. I don't care if Phyllis was standing at an airline counter waving a ticket to Brazil around, she made it to the verdict, and that's what matters.

Sharon: Hey, me again.

Jack: Hi.

Sharon: Um, I was thinking about what you said earlier, and...

Jack: And what? Hey, you can tell me anything.

Sharon: I told brad that Phyllis was thinking about running. I think I'm the reason the prosecutor ended up finding out.

Ben: Pardon me, but the, uh, probation officer would like to interview you. Is now a good time?

Phyllis: Okay, so let's practice. Here you go. Ask me all the tough questions. Ask me everything that a probation officer would ask. Be authentic. Be tough, okay?

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Okay.

Daniel: So, Ms. Newman, what are your feelings now on what you've done?

Phyllis: Jeez, do you have to be so real?

Daniel: You just said to be tough.

Phyllis: I know, I know. I know, but don't listen to me. Okay. Uh... forget it. I'll--I'll answer that. Um... I'm--I'm very sorry.

Daniel: Wah wah come on, way generic.

Phyllis: (Laughs) I'm sick about it?

Daniel: Okay.

Phyllis: Right.

Daniel: Better.

Phyllis: Right.

Daniel: Why were you not sick about it when you were doing it?

Phyllis: Because... how do I answer that?

Daniel: Mom.

Phyllis: (Whispers) yeah?

Daniel: It's easy. Just tell her the truth. Tell her you're sick about it now.

Woman: Phyllis Newman is your ex-wife, correct?

Jack: Yes. I still consider her a close friend.

Woman: Then why do you think this happened, Senator Abbott?

Jack: Phyllis has always felt very deeply about things. I'm guessing maybe passions got the best of her.

Woman: Hmm. You think she just sort of... lost control?

Jack: Happens to the best of us. I do think she's sorry. I think she's very sorry.

Woman: Why do you think she decided to flee while the jury was still deliberating?

Jack: Did she?

Woman: You're unaware of this?

Jack: I knew she was away with her daughter, but she made it back in time for the verdict. I was there.

Woman: Did you two speak while she was out of town?

Jack: Briefly. She said she was coming back. She--she wasn't feeling well.

Woman: Feeling well-- you mean, uh, her mental state?

Jack: No, her mental state was fine. Physically, she was dealing with stomach problems, which is understandable given the fact that she was facing the prospect of being separated from her daughter.

Woman: Mm. Mm-hmm.

Jack: Officer, I'd... this is not what I do. I'm part of the legislature. I am not a member of the judiciary. But it seems to me, in thinking about the sentence, we should consider both the requirements of motherhood and of justice. I know the law allows it. I'm hoping you'll recommend it.

Sharon: Look, I don't need to be yelled at for talking to a friend.

Ben: No yelling. No yelling. Just a quick refresher course on how a senator's wife should behave.

Sharon: I don't need you to tell me how to be a good wife.

Ben: My concern is Jack's career, and how you represent yourself in public is a huge part of that.

Sharon: I don't need to listen to this conversation.

Ben: Well, for starters, for starters, uh, try to avoid getting up close and personal with other men, especially in public.

Sharon: Okay, you can stop inferring something happened. We're friends.

Ben: Yes, so you said. Friendly friends. Now, Sharon, you're either Jack's loyal wife, supporting his every move, always there for him, or you're not.

Sharon: I would never do anything that would hurt my husband.

Ben: (Whispers) for Jack's sake, I hope that's true.

 (Door opens)

Michael: I give. Power of attorney for Jana Hawkes.

Kevin: Thank you. What do I owe you?

Michael: Oh, your eternal gratitude and a vow that whenever you do meet with your beloved-- that would be Jana-- you come fully armed for self-defense.

Kevin: You know, I thought you of all people would applaud my doing something legal.

Michael: Just a few weeks ago, you wanted to get close enough to this girl so you could kill her. And now you're petitioning to be the one who gets to pull the plug?

Kevin: Nobody wants to see her get well more than I do. Everything's changed now.

Michael: Not everything. I still think this is very disturbing.

Paul: So tell me, why does it feel like I'm having coffee alone?

Maggie: Mnh-mnh.

Paul: So how's your investigation going?

Maggie: It's not going good, Paul. It's not going good. Heather's convinced that Phyllis attempted to jump bail. But you know what the problem is? I have no proof.

Paul: What kind of proof do you need?

Maggie: Phyllis at the airport, uh, boarding a plane, leaving to another country.

Paul: Specific enough.

Maggie: But it doesn't matter, because, you see, um... it's really hard to delve into security camera footage when, um, you don't have a warrant. And judges-- they're just not too big on honoring hunches.

Paul: No, I know. You are so right. It is so much easier for private investigators. You see, they can call in favors. They can lean on shady business associates.

Maggie: Yeah.

Paul: And they don't have to answer to, say, the Genoa City Chief of Police.

Maggie: Sounds exciting.

Paul: And effective.

Maggie: So, um... does that mean that you're offering your services to cut through the red tape?

Paul: What do I get in return?

Maggie: Well, what do you want in return?

Woman: I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me, Mrs. Abbott.

Sharon: I, uh, I'm happy to answer any of your questions. However, I must warn you, I-I don't really have much to tell you.

Woman: Well, I just want to ask you a couple of questions about Phyllis Newman.

Sharon: I've said everything I knew about her at the trial.

Woman: Well, I read your testimony, so let me get right to the point. Please tell me if you were aware at any point if Ms. Newman was planning to flee before her verdict was read at the trial.

Sharon: Well, I can't tell you what was in Phyllis' mind. But I'm sure it was a rough time for her.

Woman: And you didn't speak to her at all during that time?

Sharon: No. No, not until after the verdict, though my husband, Senator Abbott, did.

Woman: And was there any other indication, direct or indirect, of her intent to flee?

Sharon: Absolutely not.

Ben: Senator, you have a sec?

Jack: I thought you already left for Madison.

Ben: I wanted to talk to you.

Jack: About?

Ben: Women.

Jack: Well, there's a good reason to delay a flight.

Ben: Women are the only thing keeping you from running for governor or U.S. Senate--

Jack: I'm flattered, but I'm also a little annoyed. Is this about Phyllis?

Ben: You have a hard time of letting go of the women in your life. And, yes, this is about Phyllis.

Jack: How many times do I have to tell you, Ben...?

Ben: Until it makes sense would work.

Jack: Phyllis is my friend. I do not turn my back on friends.

Ben: Is that what you told the probation officer?

Jack: Your point?

Ben: You're a great guy, Senator. That's why I wanted to work for you. But if I can't tell you the truth--

Jack: The truth according to you.

Ben: Phyllis is your ex-wife. You call her a friend. The voters want to know how close a friend.

Jack: Duly noted... not that it's gonna change anything. Now was there something else?

Ben: I said "Women," plural. Your wife...

Jack: My wife is off-limits.

Ben: Tell her ex-husband that.

Jack: Nick has feelings for Sharon. I understand that.

Ben: What about her feelings for him?

Jack: This conversation's over, Ben.

Ben: Senator, Nick's wife's going to prison. That makes one less person in the way to make a play for the woman he really loves-- your wife.

Jack: Please do not let the fact that I have not raised my voice mislead you into thinking I am anything but furious right now. My wife is off-limits. If you can't handle that, if you can't work with that, you find a politician you can work with.

Woman: What was your frame of mind before the verdict?

Phyllis: Um... wow. I was terrified, actually. Um... I'm a mom. Are you a mom? Um, anyway, I-I--I'm a mom, so I was just thinking about my kids.

Woman: Did you consider leaving town before the verdict was announced?

Phyllis: Absolutely not. I have too much to lose.

Woman: Mm-hmm. Well, um, thank you, Ms. Newman. We're done here.

Phyllis: Oh, okay. Great. I-I just--you know, I just wanted to add that, um, I'm very active in the community, and, um, earlier this year, I gave a very sizable donation to Cassie's Challenge. It’s... it's a really great cause. Um... yes, so, uh... anyway, uh, I have a-a couple other things that I-I wrote down here. Let me see. Um...

Woman: Nice wig.

Phyllis: Yeah, um... that's, uh... that's crazy. This is, um... (Chuckles) I--you know, there's been so much publicity surrounding the trial. I just thought maybe, you know, I would disguise myself, and, you know, it's--it doesn't go with my skin tone, though, so...

(Door closes)

Phyllis: Hi, Sweetie. Have--have you met?

Nick: Yes, we did meet.

Phyllis: This is Nicholas, my--my husband. She--she--she noticed the wig. We were talking about the wig. Remember?

Nick: Yeah, the wig, uh, for the photo shoot. I guess you forgot you still had it.

Phyllis: Yeah, it's just-- you know, it's kind of cool. I just got it to check out, you know, the style, and... work it. Yeah, and Nick-- Nick liked it so much, so, you know... (Chuckles) I brought it home. And we used it, um, on one of the models for, um, a Newman cosmetics photo shoot.

Nick: Yeah, it really worked with the campaign.

Phyllis: Yeah, it did. Right.

Woman: Well, again, uh, thank you your time.

Phyllis: Sure. Sure. Thank you. If you need anything, please just call.

Nick: From either one of us.

Phyllis: Right.

Nick: We're happy to help.

Woman: Mm-hmm.

Phyllis: Uh-huh, you betcha. Right.

Colleen: So what's the prognosis?

Kevin: When can you operate?

Doctor: Well, based on Jana's last M.R.I...

Jana: (Whispers) what... (Normal voice) what is it?

Doctor: (Sighs) some tumors grow rapidly.

Jana: My tumor?

Doctor: It may have invaded a critical area of the brain.

Kevin: "May have"? What--what are you saying, you don't know?

Doctor: It's a typical difficulty with brain malignancies. Now we suspect an ependymoma. That could account for your seizures and other difficulties. But we can't be sure until we're in and the pathologists do their work.

Colleen: But that means you should operate quickly, right?

Doctor: It does. But, Miss Hawkes, you need to understand that the surgery itself is very risky.

Kevin: Why don't doctors ever just say what they mean?

Jana: So you mean I could die?

 (Knock on door)

Jack: Hey! You're just in time. You can help me explain to "Friends of the beasties" why they can't have their sculptures in front of fire hydrants.

Sharon: Um...

Jack: Hey, what is it?

Sharon: Um... I would never say anything about this normally, because whoever you choose for your office staff is your business, and it's not mine.

Jack: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You know I value your opinion. What is it?

Sharon: It's Ben.

Jack: Of course it's Ben.

Sharon: You know, he’s... he's insulting, and he--he just gets involved in our personal lives.

Jack: Not anymore.

Sharon: Well, he's not listening.

Jack: No, I mean, I'm not gonna put up with it anymore.

Sharon: Good.

Jack: Ben is a smart, hard-working, politically savvy bulldog-- just the right guy for the job. But if he can't follow orders, he's gonna find himself out of a job.

Phyllis: So I mentioned everything that we talked about, um, all of my charity work-- my extensive charity work-- and all of my ties here.

Daniel: And we made sure that we told her that we were in court in time for the verdict.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Michael: And did you get interviewed?

Daniel: Um, well, I volunteered my services, but... she said she'd be in contact if she needed me.

Michael: Hmm. And Nick?

Phyllis: Nick's changing the baby. It's all good. Yeah. Um, so, yeah, I feel good about it. She was really nice-- really nice-- and she wasn't negative at all.

Michael: Of course she wasn’t. I mean, it's her job to appear unbiased and fair. She could write in her report that you were Jack the Ripper. You'd never see it on her face.

Michael: What?

Phyllis: What, what?

Michael: What, what? What--that! That mother-son, "We're not telling you something" look that just happened. What?

Phyllis: Nothing.

Daniel: Look, Mom told me about it. It's no big deal.

Michael: Oh, something happened.

Phyllis: No, no, no, nothing happened. Listen, let's not blow this out of proportion.

Michael: (Groans) oh, here we go.

Phyllis: (Sighs) ahem. I just, um... it's not a big deal. Relax. I just had this in my purse accidentally...

Michael: Oh!

Phyllis: And, um, yeah, the officer saw it.

Michael: That's a wig!

Phyllis: Yes.

Michael: A wig! A wig, as in a wig you might use as a disguise, as--as if you were maybe gonna jump bail!

Phyllis: Uh-huh.

Michael: Oh, for Pete’s sake!

Daniel: You know what? Women--women carry lots of different things around in their purses.

Michael: Don't even start with me!

Phyllis: Don't worry about it, okay?

Michael: (Scoffs)

Phyllis: I covered. I cov -- Michael?

Michael: Yeah, sure you covered! Why don't we just go play in traffic or go run with scissors?

Phyllis: I don't want you to worry about it. Both Nick and I covered. There's nothing to worry about.

Heather: Well, well, well. Every picture tells a story. How'd you get this?

Maggie: Airport security. And the time/date stamp places it after the announcement that Phyllis Newman's verdict had been reached.

Heather: Hmm. (Sniffs) is, um, is this the wig that you saw Ms. Newman with?

Woman: Yes, it is.

Heather: Thank you, Officer.

Woman: Mm-hmm.

Nick: I don't think the wig thing was that bad.

Michael: It's because you don't want to think the wig thing is that bad, but it's bad.

Phyllis: Okay, come on, Michael. Michael, I can read people. I can. She liked me. She was on my side.

Daniel: It was the mom thing.

Phyllis: Yeah, it was the mom thing. I told Daniel, you know, when I was talking about my kids and how difficult it was for me, I could see it in her eyes.

Daniel: She probably has kids.

Phyllis: Mom bonding.

Daniel: Mom bonding.

Phyllis: Yeah.

Michael: Who are you trying to convince?

Nick: Okay, so... the wig thing, it wasn't great.

Michael: (Laughs)

Nick: But I think when everything's measured against it, Phyllis still comes out on top.

Michael: You better hope it's not the top bunk, as in prison bedding.

Phyllis: I'm not going to prison. It's not gonna happen. I'm not going. I'm getting probation. You know this. I'm getting probation. Listen, she liked me. She really liked me, and--and even if she was suspicious, there's no way anyone can prove that I used this wig to do anything illegal.

Next on "The Young and the Restless"...

Phyllis: If you hurt me again, I'm gonna make sure that you're in the cell next to me.

Sharon: He didn't find out anything, though, did he?

Brad: Well, he doesn't let go of anything.

Adrian: How did Carlton manage to avoid detection for so long?

Jana: He created a false identity.

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