Y&R Transcript Monday 9/24/07

Y&R Transcript Monday 9/24/07 -- Canada; Tuesday 9/25/07 -- USA


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Nikki: Yeah, thanks. Okay, what's next?

David: Oh, okay. That would be the Aunt Marnie's proposal.

Nikki: Okay. Aunt Marnie's... "Gourmet pizza with a twist." What's the twist?

David: You get to help make it.

Nikki: Isn't the customer expecting Aunt Marnie to make it?

David: It's the third fastest growing chain in the country, and it's extremely family-friendly.

Nikki: Okay. I don't know. Does it fit the image we're going for?

David: I think it does. They use only organic ingredients. They support local farmers, and they even display local artists' work on--

(Telephone ringing)

Nikki: Hold that thought. Yeah?

David: What is it?

Nikki: (Sighs) Jack.

[Nikki turns on the TV and Jack is on]

Man: The question now is will Senator Jack Abbott continue to deny his involvement with Jabot cosmetics and former CEO Ji Min Kim? The sale took place during a team when the senator was legally barred from having any involvement with the company. Let's take a look at the footage.

Jack: I'm telling you, very soon Jabot and N.V.P. will announce to the world that for the benefit of both endeavors...

Ji Min: And the good of the Abbott for Senate campaign...

Jack: The alliance between the two companies will be reestablished and stronger than ever.

Nikki: Oh, my God.

David: The office must have been bugged.

Nikki: How much damage can that man do?

David: I've already prepared a response just in case. Let me go print out some copies.

(Telephones ringing)

Nikki: Oh, God, I feel sick.

David: Well, today is your lucky day. Conflict management happens to be my specialty.

Nikki: I stood by that man's side while he lied to the public.

David: And your position is that you had no prior knowledge.

Nikki: It's guilt by association. Aunt Marnie is not gonna want to come near Clear Springs, and all the other investors--

David: Are staying. We're gonna figure this out together.

Nikki: All because my selfish husband had to release that footage.

David: Mm, or so we think.

Nikki: Victor has Jack exactly where he wants him.

Victor: Well, let me know when the equipment is in place. Thank you.

(Telephone ringing)

Victor: Yes? Thank you. Well, especially now that Clear Springs got a green light. You bet. As a matter of fact, this week. I have the environmental impact study right before me.

(Knock on door)

Victor: Hold on for one second. Come in.

Neil: Hey, Victor, I-- I can come back.

Victor: Come in. Uh, let me call you back. All right? I'll call you back. Did you see it?

Neil: Did I see it? Victor, I can't believe it. Jack is cooked.

Victor: More like roasted, don't you think? Wish I'd been there when he saw the news. I would have loved to have watched his face.

[TV Newscaster]

Man: Another politician has lied to us. Unfortunately, it's the name of the game, people. And Senator Abbott doesn't play the game very well.

[Sharon on the phone]

Sharon: No comment.

Jack: You know what? Don't even bother.

Sharon: Well, we have to say something.

Noah: Jack?

Jack: Yeah, what's up, Sport?

Noah: What's gonna happen now?

Jack: We're gonna stick with the plan. A really great kid in my life taught me it's always best to tell the truth.

Sharon: Jack, are you sure?

Jack: Yeah. I'm going ahead with the press conference.

[Phyllis watching TV at Prison]

Man: So far, no word from Senator Abbott's camp.

[Phyllis goes and uses the phone with her phone card]

Phyllis: (Sighs) out of funds. Out of funds. Damn it.

Gloria: Jack always said I'd be the one to tarnish the Abbott name, but look at that. Just glad my dear, sweet John's not here to see his wayward son.

Kevin: You realize that Michael is gonna flip when he sees this?

Gloria: So turn off your phone.

Kevin: Eh, it's taken care of.

Gloria: Well, with any luck, that cow Joanna will have him running around in circles, waiting on her hand and foot. They won't get near a radio or a TV.

Kevin: Nice compassion, Mom. The woman just broke her hip.

Gloria: She's a cow.

Kevin: (Chuckles)

Gloria: And I do have compassion--for us. Jack treats us like dirt, and now it's come back to bite him in the butt.

Kevin: Mm, I'd say it was more of a direct blow right to the jimmies.

Gloria: Mm-hmm, and I am a perfect aim.

Kevin: Look, I know you want to gloat about this, but its best if you just lay low.

Gloria: Yeah. I'm not gonna mess this up.

Kevin: Okay.

Gloria: There's only one person who can link me to that--

Kevin: Us.

Gloria: Us, thank you.

Kevin: Mm.

Gloria: And that's Victor Newman, linking us to that tape, but he's not gonna say a word, otherwise he implicates himself. It's all good. It's all very, very good. Newman.

Jack: Yes, the press conference is gonna go on as scheduled, only I would like to take it up a notch. I want to turn it into a town hall meeting. You think you could help me arrange that? Yeah, that way I can answer any questions my constituents have. Do me a favor and speak with my chief of staff Ben Hollander. The two of you can work out all the details. Thank you very much.

Sharon: I'm proud of you.

Jack: It's time to tell the truth. Right, Noah?

Noah: It made me feel better once.

Jack: Did it?

Noah: Yeah. The time I broke Claire Olmsted's video game in the second grade. Remember, Mom?

Sharon: Oh, I remember. Her mother wasn't very happy with you.

Noah: No. But remember how nobody saw me, so I could have gotten away with it.

Sharon: But you felt bad.

Noah: Yeah. I told her I was sorry, and she forgave me. Can I go play with Fisher now?

Sharon: Yeah, go ahead.

Jack: Smart kid.

Sharon: Well, you know, I just laid the groundwork. Are you really this calm about the footage? Because it coming out now--

Jack: It couldn't have happened at a worse time. My question is, who the hell was taping my private meetings at Jabot?

Gloria: Losing his Senate seat is just the beginning. Hopefully, Sharon will realize she can do so much better and file for divorce.

Kevin: Loses the girl and his power. I like it.

Gloria: But I want him to lose so much more, Kevin-- I mean, his self respect, if he has any left, integrity he never had, and his fortune. I can see it now--the government fines him for millions and millions and millions of dollars and then sends him off for a nice, long stay at a maximum security prison.

Kevin: (Laughs)

Gloria: But you know what I really want to see most?

Kevin: Um... Jack in his underwear?

Gloria: Hmm. And all of his fine clothes balled up and thrown into garbage bags and locked outside the Abbott mansion... just like he did to me.

Kevin: Yeah, with a padlock.

Gloria: (Chuckles) and then Traci and Ashley can sue him for tarnishing the Abbott name, and he can't use it anymore.

Kevin: He'll be... just Jack!

Gloria: He'll be just nobody.

(Cell phone ringing)

Kevin: Hold on. Hello?

Jana: Hi, Kev. It's me.

Kevin: Jana? Um, hi. I'm so glad you called.

Jana: Look, I know how much of a horror I've been to deal with lately.

Kevin: You? Never. And, uh, I adore the tough love. It's part of your charm.

Jana: Oh, God, I don't know what I was thinking trying to push you away like that.

Kevin: Well, it's a good thing I'm stubborn.

Jana: Can you come visit me?

Kevin: Yeah, I'll be at the hospital faster than you can say, "Kevin is the greatest lover in the world."

Jana: Um, I'm actually not at the hospital.

Kevin: Are you out? Are you at my front door? Because I'm not home right now, and that would just be so unfair. I have this whole scenario where you're standing there in a black trench coat and nothing else--

Jana: I-I've been transferred to Jackson penitentiary.

Kevin: What?

Jana: Look, I'll explain later. Just can you come?

Kevin: Yeah. Yeah, I'll be there as soon as I can.

Gloria: So is she--

Kevin: She's been transferred to the state prison.

Colleen: Mom, Uncle Jack's gonna totally freak out when he finds out you're here.

Traci: Yeah, maybe, but as much as he objects, he could use all the support he can get today.

Colleen: Totally. I mean, he was the one who supported me after Dad kicked me out and made me pay for school. It's the least I could do.

Traci: Colleen, you know your father had a reason for that.

Colleen: Right, it was a lesson, blah, blah, blah. And now I moved in with Adrian, so that didn't work out so well.

Traci: How are things between you two?

Colleen: Adrian and I are better than ever, and Dad and I... let's not go there.

Nikki: Locking him up and throwing away the key is too good for him.

David: That's a little harsh.

Nikki: Oh, I understand dying of hunger is an excruciatingly painful death. I'm not kidding.

David: No, I know you're not kidding. And this is certainly not funny, but I just love your creativity.

Nikki: Nothing to do with creativity. This is hatred. I hate him.

David: Okay, all right. Privately, that's fine, but publicly...

Nikki: What, you want me to hold back? How can you ask me to do that?

David: Because you need to appear calm, in control. The last thing we need right now is more negative publicity.

Nikki: I understand that. I need to condemn him and then get as far away from him as possible.

David: In theory, I like that approach.

Nikki: But?

David: But we need to wait and see how Jack responds first.

Nikki: You just said that you already have a release that you can send out. Why aren't you doing it? Why are you hesitating? I mean, as time goes on, the longer that people say "Jack Abbott" in the same breath as "Clear Springs," it just sounds dirty.

David: Okay, but it's still to our advantage to take some time to figure out how we want to handle this situation.

Nikki: David, I invested every dime I have in this project. It's part of why I left Victor. I have to protect it.

David: I understand, okay? And I'm trying to protect you... if you let me.

Nikki: (Voice breaking) I know.

David: Okay. All right?

Nikki: I know you are.

Neil: You know, Victor, it's especially bad for your wife. Jack's name is all over that development.

Victor: Right. She made her choice. Let her deal with the consequences.

Neil: She could lose everything.

Victor: As I said, she made her choice. I'm covered. I fulfilled my responsibility to the shareholders.

Neil: So you're gonna go ahead with the drilling?

Victor: You bet I am... to coincide with Jack Abbott's downfall.

Neil: Well, I have to laud your timing.

Victor: That's how you do business, Neil. It's all in the timing. You gonna eat both those?

Jack: Coordinate all this with Ben Hollander. He's handling damage control from there.

Kay: Jack?

Jack: Uh, try the cell number, all right?

Kay: Jack, we have to talk.

Jack: So does everyone in the state. Pick a number.

Kay: Just don't be flippant with me, okay? Now you need to publicly state that I had no knowledge of your owning Jabot.

Jack: I need?

Kay: I bailed you out when... (Lowers voice) I bailed you out when you had nowhere else to go. Now return that favor.

Jack: In case you haven't noticed, I'm planning a major media event here.

Kay: I don't care if you're planning on saving the earth. You owe me.

Jack: I owe you nothing. "You bailed me out"-- you practically got the company for free. And now you want to dictate what I say and do?

Kay: Well, you've heard of such a thing as being honorable?

Jack: As honorable as you were, filming me in the boardroom?

Kay: I knew nothing about that!

Jack: Of course you didn't.

Sharon: Did you finish all your homework for tomorrow?

Noah: Yeah, the babysitter helped me.

Sharon: Now she helped you, or she did it for you?

Noah: She said the only way I could watch TV is if I did all the work.

Sharon: Wow. Remind me to hire her again.

Noah: I... I told her I wanted to watch Jack on TV.

Sharon: Um, well, isn't your favorite robot show on tonight?

Noah: I don't care. I'd rather watch Jack. I have to go help make s'mores now, Mom. Bye.

Sharon: Oh, wait, Sweetie. Be good for the sitter, okay? I love you.

Brad: Hey.

Sharon: Hey. Um, this probably isn't a good time.

Brad: Yeah, I don't live under a rock.

Sharon: Sometimes I wish I did.

Brad: So your husband's going in front of the cameras.

Sharon: Yeah. My son just told me he's going to be watching.

Brad: Mm-hmm. Jacko's quite the role model.

Sharon: You should go.

Brad: I won't get in the way, but I'm not gonna let you go through this alone.

Phyllis: $20? That's $10 more than you have on the card. You're making 100% profit. Nice doing business with you. Thank you very much.


(Cell phone rings)

Jack: Hello?

Phyllis: Hey, guess who?

Jack: Phyllis?

Phyllis: Your favorite felon.

Jack: I guess it takes one to know one, huh?

Phyllis: Don't say that.

Jack: Then you've heard.

Phyllis: Yeah, I heard. TV is real big around here-- TV and weightlifting.

Jack: Well, I hear, uh, squats strengthen the whole body. You might want to try that. I'm gonna need a bodyguard by the time this whole thing is over.

Phyllis: Can you wait six years?

Jack: Probably not. It's nice to hear your voice.

Phyllis: It's good to hear yours, too. So someone beat you to the punch. Do you know who it was yet?

Jack: Well, I got a couple of people in mind, but I can't exactly go after that. I'm barely keeping my head above water right now.

Phyllis: Don't listen to what they're saying about you.

Jack: Sticks and stones with my razor tongue?

Phyllis: John Abbott would be very proud that you're taking responsibility for all this.

Jack: Yeah, I don't know about that.

Phyllis: I know. (Beep)

Phyllis: Oh, okay. I'm running out of time. Listen, um, you go out there, just look 'em in the eye and say, "I am a crook."

Jack: Great advice.

Phyllis: I'll be watching.

Jack: I appreciate it.

(Dial tone)

Jack: Phyllis? Thanks.

Kevin: It's so good to see you. Mm. You look great.

Jana: You, too.

Kevin: I wasn't even sure if you'd, uh, you know...

Jana: Gosh, I had to. I couldn't get you out of my head.

Kevin: See, I told you.

Jana: Well, I tried. But I just couldn't.

Kevin: Well, you couldn't because you didn't really want to. Come here.

Woman: That's enough.

Kevin: (Lowered voice) what's with the rules here?

Jana: Well, it's prison. It's not exactly as private as hospital.

Kevin: Yeah, well, big sister is kind of creeping me out.

Jana: Ahem. This is my home now.

Kevin: Did you know that they were gonna move you?

Jana: There was a hearing a few days ago. The ruling came down this morning.

Kevin: What was the reason?

Jana: I was found competent to stand trial.

Kevin: (Normal voice) so they sent you here? That's unbelievable. You don't belong in jail. Wh-whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Jana: I chose to come here. All the pretrial detention facilities were full, so... it was here... or far away.

Kevin: Are you okay? Do you have your own cell?

Jana: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. I'm just so glad you came to see me after the way I treated you.

Kevin: Yeah, well, a couple of government-sanctioned hugs and kisses... I mean, whatever happened to no cruel and unusual punishment?

Jana: It has to be this way.

Kevin: What are you talking about?

Jana: It's for your own protection.

Kevin: Jana, that's crap. I don't need protection from you.

Jana: Yes, you do, to avoid from getting too close again.

Kevin: That's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. You know it is.

Jana: I know that I deserve to be punished. I deserve to suffer for what I've done to you.

Gloria: Unh-unh. That's on me.

Kay: Oh, it really isn't necessary, Gloria.

Gloria: I know, but it's one of the perks of being the owner's mother.

Kay: (Chuckles) thank you.

Gloria: So I assume you're going to Jack's press conference.

Kay: You assume wrong.

Gloria: Really? Aren't you at least a little bit worried about what he might say?

Kay: My stomach can only take so much in one day.

Gloria: (Chuckles) yeah, well, nausea is one of the side effects of being around that man. You know, I just can't believe that john Abbott raised him.

Kay: (Chuckles) well, you know, some parents are blessed with little angels, and some are...

Gloria: Egotistical monsters.

(Cell phone ringing)

Kay: Uh, excuse me. Yes, Katherine here. I don't want to hear it. I told you, I... I told you I did not want to speak to anyone until after the press conference. Do you understand that? Do I make myself clear? Thank you. (Sighs)

Gloria: You know, when I feel really stressed, I spend the entire day at the spa.

Kay: (Chuckles) well, I don't think a Swedish massage is going to give me such relief.

Gloria: I just feel so badly for you, Katherine.

Kay: Thank you for your concern.

Gloria: No, no, no. It's a lot more than concern. I feel like we're, I don't know, kindred spirits. Really. We've both been wronged by the most dishonest man I've ever known. He tried to erase me from my husband's life, and now he's dragging you and Jabot into this scandal.

Kay: You certainly have a flair, Gloria. But for the moment, could we just get revved up on caffeine?

Gloria: (Chuckles) yeah, I hear what you're saying. Talking about Jack Abbott is like throwing salt in wounds.

Colleen: Jack's in trouble, Dad.

Brad: Yeah? No one forced him to do what he did. It's his own fault he's gonna crash and burn.

Colleen: He's family. I should be here.

Brad: The kind of family you don't need.

Colleen: Okay, he took me in and helped me pay for school after you threw me out.

Brad: Mm. Send him a thank you note. You should go home.

Colleen: Is this you not interfering?

Brad: This is me being a protective father.

Colleen: Okay, and this is me supporting my uncle. I'm staying.

Brad: (Chuckles) I raised a saint.

Colleen: Dad, Jack knows he messed up.

Brad: Jack's upset about being called out.

Colleen: It was business. He made a mistake. Who really cares?

Brad: Oh, I don't know. Well, on second thought, maybe a team of federal prosecutors.

Colleen: Dad, would you let it go, please? He's taking responsibility, and that counts for something.

Brad: He was forced to.

Colleen: Dad!

Brad: Fine.

Colleen: No, it's not fine. Have you already forgotten that we're going to the synagogue for Kol Nidre? I mean, what about that whole speech about what it means to you?

Brad: I meant every word.

Colleen: Then maybe you should stop being so judgmental.

Jack: Are you responsible for this?

Sharon: Um, oh, we talked.

Traci: You know, my last name is Abbott, too, big brother.

Jack: You picked today, of all days, to admit to it?

Traci: Oh, come on. Can't you just say, "I'm glad you're here"?

Jack: Look, I'm thrilled you're here, but this is my mess.

Traci: I'm pretty good with a sweeper.

Jack: Since when?

Sharon: Jack, we're both here to support you.

Traci: And Colleen.

Jack: Yeah, and Ashley called this morning, and I'm a lucky guy, but this is for me to fix.

Traci: Jack.

Sharon: What part of "We're here to support you" didn't you understand?

Jack: Offering support is one thing. Enduring humiliation is another.

Sharon: Well, I can handle it.

Jack: No.

Traci: Okay, this may not be the best time to be stubborn.

Jack: Now listen to me, Sis. Take a page from Ashley's playbook-- distance yourself from me. And you... you've been like my anchor for the last few days. I love you for supporting me at a time no one else would support me, but it's gonna stop now. I am not going to have everyone scrutinize my wife and my family. I am going to that podium by myself.

Man: Here's Senator Abbott.

[Phyllis watching Jack’s speech on TV at prison]

Jack: Thank you. I am here tonight to confirm my involvement in Jabot Cosmetics. Using Mr. Kim, Mr. Ji Min Kim as my representative, I purchased Jabot from Chancellor Industries. Mr. Kim and I worked alone. No member of my family had any awareness of my actions-- not my sisters, not my wife. Some time before this purchase, I signed an agreement barring me from any further involvement in Jabot. I signed this agreement in good conscience. When later, an unforeseen situation threatened the very existence of Jabot, I could no longer in good conscience keep my end of that agreement. My father john Abbott founded and built Jabot into a cosmetics titan, a model in the industry. It was a source of great pride for my family, and for me the center of my personal and professional life. When this unforeseen situation occurred, I was forced to make a choice-- to sit by and watch my father's life's work fade away to nothing, or to step in, roll up my sleeves and take action to save that company. After much deliberation, I chose the latter course, knowing full well I would face criticism, and rightly so, for violating the terms of that earlier agreement. I can say with great pride tonight that I returned my father's company to profitability and saved countless jobs.

Phyllis: Yes, you did.

Jack: That company is thriving today, flourishing, just as it was when my father gave the company to me. Some would say that my actions were selfish, but I did not profit in any way from any of this. Actually, quite the reverse is true. When Jabot was on solid ground again, I facilitated its sale back to chancellor industries, again acting solely with Ji Min Kim. It is unfortunate that this transaction had to be done in secret. I violated a legally binding agreement, and for that, I am willing to take responsibility. I also hurt and misled some people I care a great deal about, and for that I am deeply sorry. But I make no apologies this evening for what I was able to accomplish. Jabot is thriving today under the Chancellor umbrella, and I have moved on in my role as senator of this great state. I have no problem sleeping at night because I know I did the right thing. When you elected me Senator a few short months ago, I promised to always act in the best interests of the people of my district and the state of Wisconsin. I have not wavered in that commitment, and I thank you tonight for your understanding and your support. Thank you all very much.

(Camera shutters snapping)

Jack: I, uh, think we can open this to questions now. Cynthia?

Cynthia: Are you admitting you committed fraud, Senator?

Jack: I stand by the statement I just made.

Man: Can you assure voters you won't do so again?

Jack: I can assure voters I will stay focused on the issues the care about most, like my bill to expand healthcare for low-income children, which both houses approved and the governor signed into law.

Man: Senator, you told voters you sold your interests in Clear Springs to avoid a conflict of interest.

Jack: Yes, that's correct.

Man: But you're back in business there. Did you lie?

Jack: No, I did not. I did sell my original interests. When an opportunity-- a second opportunity-- presented itself, I made a business decision and acquired that property. I stand by that decision today.

Cynthia: Will you resign if the ethics committee investigation results in criminal charges?

Jack: I will cooperate fully with the ethics committee, but I think it is premature to speculate on their results right now.

Cynthia: Senator, the question of impeachment has been raised.

Jack: Not by me, it hasn't. I intend to serve my full term.

Gloria: Wish I could offer you something stronger.

Kay: Oh, I wish I could accept it.

Gloria: I'm so sorry, Katherine. Typical Jack Abbott. He's despicable. Just hope he didn't say anything that will reflect badly on you or Jabot.

Kay: Yeah, well, me, too. When is Michael due back? I need to speak to him about, uh, a liability I may face from that...

Gloria: Not really sure.

Kay: All right. Well, I'll call him.

Gloria: Mm.

Kay: And I need to speak to the man whose wife was killed after she used that contaminated cream. That's exactly where this nightmare started.

Nikki: Well, yes, Darrell, I do understand your concerns, but I'd love to meet with you in person before you make a decision of this magnitude. Right. Yeah, please think about this and then get back to me. All right. Bye-bye. Damn it!

David: He pulled out?

Nikki: He doesn't want to be affiliated with, and I quote, "A corrupt project."

Jack: Yes, Clear Springs was developed from ideas that I proposed. But since the election, I've had little hands-on involvement in the project. I-I would like to say that the project is in very good hands and appears to be doing better than any of us ever expected.

Cynthia: Building a multimillion-dollar casino isn't "Hands-on involvement"?

Jack: I am simply one of many investors.

Man: How did you convince Mrs. Abbott to lie for you?

Brad: (Quietly) let me get you out of here.

Jack: I made it very clear to you my wife had no knowledge of my arrangement with Ji Min Kim until very recently. You are out of line to even suggest that she lied. She didn't lie. I had the support of my wife, the support of my stepson... and my greatest regret in all of this is that I disappointed them. I let them down, and I'm going to work very hard and hope they can trust and forgive me again. And they know something that you don't know, that the cynical among you will probably not believe. I scheduled this press conference before the release of this illegally obtained footage and planned to give exactly the same statement I gave today. (Laughter)

Man: Senator, come on.

Sharon: Excuse me. Um, it's understandable that you would laugh. Because you face so much hypocrisy and so much cynicism and so many lies in your-- in your daily business. But... what my husband said is true. Jack knew what he had to do before that footage was released. He's an honorable man who isn't perfect, but if you voted for Jack, then you should ask yourself, "Who is he now?" And I can tell you that he is a flawed man who is humbled by this mistake. He's generous, and he's really trustworthy. The state Senate and the people of this district and state are fortunate to have a man like him committed to serving them, to serving you. Thank you.

(Camera shutters snapping)

Jack: Thank you all. Thank you.

Guard: Time's up.

Kevin: I'm coming back here tomorrow.

Jana: No, I don't think you should.

Kevin: So she says "No," but she really means "Yes"?

Jana: No, this just isn't a good idea. It won't lead anywhere. It can't.

Kevin: Yes, it can. I'll be back here until I get you out of this place. You hear me? You're leaving, even if I have to break you out.

Jack: Thank you all for being here to support me.

Sharon: Well, how could we not be? You did the right thing.

Traci: I'm so proud of you. Jack, I wouldn't have been anywhere else.

Colleen: Yeah, me neither. I'd vote for you again, even if you weren't my uncle.

Jack: Well, let's hope you're all in the majority.

Gloria: Thank you, and why don't you send that gentleman at the end of the bar a glass, too? My, my, my. Isn't this the pretty little family portrait?

Jack: Well, it was until you arrived.

Gloria: Yeah, all of the Abbott women hovering around and supporting the fallen son. All we need is little Miss Ashley to round out the pretty picture.

Jack: You've done your gloating, Gloria. Now go away.

Gloria: Hmm. Public place, Jack. You can't make me leave, not this time.

Jack: (Sighs)

Gloria: You recognize the suit, Jack? You should. I was wearing it the night you threw me and all of my clothes out of the Abbott house, out of my home. Just seemed kind of fitting to wear it here. You know what I mean?

Sharon: Let's go, Jack. Let's go home.

Nikki: What's this?

David: I've reworded our statement to make sure it's absolutely clear.

Nikki: And strong.

David: You've worked way too hard to let Jack screw this up for you. You're the face of Clear Springs now. We have to cut him loose.

Nikki: Well, I'm glad you finally agree with me.

David: No, no, no. I never disagreed. I simply advised caution.

Nikki: And now you're throwing it to the wind?

David: Or Jack to the curb-- whichever way you want to look at it.

Nikki: Release it. And keep your fingers crossed.

Colleen: Sharon was pretty impressive up there.

Brad: She always is.

Colleen: Are you two seeing each other again?

Brad: No. But she deserves a lot better than the other men she's had in her life.

[Phyllis watching TV]

Man: Humble pie or political suicide? That remains to be seen as Senator Jack Abbott tonight admits to possible fraudulent activity before a Town Hall meeting in Genoa City and in a live broadcast to the State of Wisconsin.

Jana: Mrs. Newman? Oh, my God. I can't believe it. Oh, I can't tell you what a relief it is seeing somebody I know. Oh, God!

[Jana hugs Phyllis]

Phyllis: Oh.

Sharon: Should we unplug the phone?

Jack: Yeah, maybe tonight. I think I'm press conferenced out.

Sharon: You realize if we hadn't delayed it, things might have turned out differently.

Jack: Maybe. But you know what? Noah needed us. He's always gonna come first. So are you.

Sharon: Putting us first could end up costing you big time.

Jack: As long as I have you and Noah, I don't really care.

Noah: Mom, you looked so cool on TV.

Sharon: Oh.

Jack: Wasn't she amazing, Buddy?

Sharon: Well, I've had a little practice.

Noah: (Chuckles) so... what happens now? Are they gonna make you stop being a senator?

Jack: The truth is, I don't know, but you know what? I keep thinking of something my father used to say all the time. It kind of applies here. "The measure of a man is not what he does with success but what he does with failure." It's how you bounce back when you're down that really counts.

Noah: How do you?

Jack: You just watch me.

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

Jill: No one can see the surveillance tapes.

J.T.: I thought it might be kinda cool if the baby gets used to my voice, even if he turns out to be an evil little Bradley.

Sharon: You think Victor released the first one?

Jack: I know he released the first one.

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