Y&R Transcript Friday 11/2/07

Y&R Transcript Friday 11/2/07 -- Canada; Monday 11/5/07 -- U.S.A.

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Kay: Um, please, um... tell me, at fault for the collapse?

Man: These were our initial findings. You'll be getting a more detailed report in the next few days.

Kay: Okay.

Cane: So was there a problem with the construction?

Kay: No, it--it says here that the, um, the garage was structurally sound.

Man: There was no evidence of substandard materials. We evaluated the damage distribution and there was more than sufficient floor to wall reinforcement. Everything was up to code.

Cane: Thank God. Thank God.

Kay: You see, you were right about everything. Whatever was the cause of that collapse, it wasn't due to construction.

Cane: Oh, my crew is gonna be relieved.

Kay: Can you tell us how this happened?

Man: Afraid not, Ma'am. You'll have to wait for our final report to determine the cause of the collapse.

David: The inspector said he's having trouble gaining access.

Neil: Thanks for getting back to me. I'll let Mr. Newman know.

David: That's ridiculous. Stay with him. Give him whatever he wants. Get back to me. I still can't get any solid information regarding the affected buildings, if any of them are salvageable.

Neil: I heard they may be able to save some of the old homes on North Avenue.

David: Finally, something positive. What about Fenmore’s? Did you hear anything?

Neil: No. That was the inspector from the national institute of standards and technology. They're filing a preliminary finding.

David: And?

Neil: There are no safety standard violations. OSHA says the building was solid. NIST ruled out seismic activity.

David: Which leaves what? Sabotage?

Neil: There were no traces of a bomb.

David: What the hell did this?

Neil: They still don't know.

Jack: I just got an update from the Clear Springs site.

Victor: And?

Jack: The place is crawling with inspectors-- NIST, OSHA, US Geological Survey. The police have the whole area cordoned off. It's like a crime scene.

Victor: I keep on asking myself... why someone who wants revenge on me would want to hurt a lot of innocent people in the process.

Jack: Well, I think it would just be speculation at this point.

Victor: I'll tell you one thing, if I ever find out who's responsible, I'll destroy him.

[News come on the TV]

Woman: This just in -- a breaking bulletin about the Clear Springs tragedy. A team of structural engineers has inspected the site and released a preliminary report. The collapse of the garage and casino that killed one construction official and injured several people, was found to be caused by natural gas drillings several miles outside the town of Clear Springs. In an exclusive, we have learned that the owner of the drilling operation is business magnate, Victor Newman. An investor in the Clear Springs retail and resort development, Newman stands to lose millions. Victoria Newman, daughter of Nicole and Victor Newman, was injured in this terrible tragedy and is listed in critical condition.

Nikki: Oh, good, you've got her jammies.

J.T.: Yes. They're her favorite ones. She bought 'em when she found out she was pregnant.

Nikki: I can only imagine what would happen if she woke up and saw herself in that ugly hospital gown.

J.T.: I don't even wanna think about that.

Nikki: Yeah. Does Victoria play darts?

J.T.: Yeah, sometimes. Why?

Nikki: Just curious.

J.T.: Yeah, that's a-- that's just a good stress reliever for her sometimes, you know?

Nikki: Ah. Oh, I should, uh, I should get one of those. How many times has my picture been up there?

J.T.: Never.

Nikki: Now, J.T...

J.T.: (Chuckles)

Nikki: If you're going to marry Victoria, you must learn one thing-- never lie to your mother-in-law.

J.T.: All right.

Nikki: Um... silk pillowcase?

J.T.: Yeah, you know, she hates those cotton ones.

Nikki: Well, yeah, they give you bed head.

J.T.: Hey, um, by the way, when she wakes up, I'm taking all the credit for this.

Nikki: We'll see about that.

Nikki: Hey, what about the stuff in this bag? You want me to pack—

[Nikki remembering]

Nikki: I couldn't resist. I had to buy a few little baby things. Look! Look! What?

Victoria: I don't -- I don't want 'em.

Nikki: Why not?

Victoria: I gave all of the clothes that I bought for the baby away when I miscarried. I gave them away to charity. You have no idea what it was like for me.

Nikki: I understand. All right, well... I'll keep them right here until you're ready.

Nick: All right, I'll bring your sister to come by and see you, okay? Night, Noah! Noah?

Noah: Bye.

Nick: How's the leg?

Sharon: Oh, it's fine. I'm finally learning how to get around on this thing. How is he?

Nick: Well, he didn't say much. He just stared at the screen, playing the same video game over and over again.

Sharon: Yeah, you know, that's how he's been ever since he came home. He's not hungry. He doesn't wanna rent movies. He didn't wanna talk to his friends.

Nick: Yeah, he just... he just needs some space. I mean, he's been through more than any kid should ever have to go through.

Sharon: Yeah. I was just hoping that wouldn't include shutting us out.

Nick: He'll be fine. He just needs to process it all.

Sharon: Well, he didn't seem to want to talk about it, so I decided to call Noah’s therapist and see if he could help.

Nick: That's a good idea. I'd like to hear his opinion on this.

(Cell phone ringing)

Nick: Nick Newman.

Neil: Nick, its Neil. Did you see the news?

Nick: No, what's up?

Neil: They've determined the cause of the disaster.

Nick: What was it?

Neil: Natural gas production in the field outside of town.

Nick: All right, Neil, you find out who is responsible for that drilling.

Neil: The news report confirmed that it was Victor.

Jack: We just had the NIST report faxed here. Let me get back to you, okay? What does it say?

Victor: My company followed all safety and regulatory recommendations. It was an accident.

Jack: So how'd this happen?

Victor: Cold weather forced water into the gas. And then apparently one of the monitors was broken, so the workers were not alerted. And the accumulating gas caused an electrical short and hence the explosion.

Jack: In your mining operation? Wow. This was your wife's project. Her vision being brought to fruition. The largest resort destination in the state. Your daughter was lending her considerable talents protecting the architectural heritage of the place. It was a unique project they were building.

Victor: Would you stop this? We did everything by the book, all right?

Jack: Did you even bother to assess the effect it would have on outlying areas?

Victor: If I had known that there was a problem, I would've shut down this whole operation immediately.

Jack: No, of course this isn't your fault. You're a hero.

Victor: Will you stop this?

Jack: What, it just slips your mind the whole town sitting on top of methane deposits? Your grandson could've died from that accident. Your daughter is comatose. I almost lost my wife. Oh, but that's right. You saved my life.

Victor: I have had it, okay?! Now get out!

Jack: What, are you a hero? Or you're not feeling like a hero right now.

Victor: Just get out now!

Jack: I don't know how you live with yourself.

Victor: You get out now!

Jack: I'll get out when I want to.

Victor: Do you think I did this intentionally?

Jack: Yes, I do.

Cane: Thank you. So... it's confirmed. The gas field explosion caused the collapse.

Kay: Oh, I'm gonna sue that company for everything they have.

Cane: And the police have opened an official homicide investigation.

Kay: Poor Victoria. I wonder if her parents have even heard about it yet. What they must be going through...

(Telephone ringing)

Kay: Yes, hello? What? No! I have no comment!

Cane: Another reporter?

Kay: Yes, she wanted to know what I thought about the owner of the drilling company-- Victor Newman.

Nick: Did you know my father was responsible?

(Cell phone ringing)

Neil: I know that Victor owned the mineral rights and that he had been drilling. Now until that report was released, I had no idea whatsoever there was any connection between gas production and the collapse. Now now, Devin, not now.

Nick: Hey, how come I didn't see any paperwork on the mineral rights or gas production?

Neil: Victor used a subsidiary of his own company. It was in no way affiliated with Newman Enterprises.

Nick: That's because he knew what he was doing was wrong, Neil. How come you didn't tell me about this?

(Cell phone ringing)

Neil: Hey, listen, Nick-- hold on one second. Winters. Yes, we are not issuing a statement at this time until we've seen a full report. Now you listen to me, Victor's daughter is in the hospital in critical condition. He is by her side at this moment. He is not issuing a statement at this time! It is not my job to make sure your reporters meet their deadlines! Thank you! I can't get in touch with your father.

Nick: His phone is off. It goes right to voice mail.

Neil: Nick, I'm sorry. I am really, really sorry.

J.T.: How's your grandson?

Nikki: Oh, he's doing well. He's at home recovering. He's a tough little guy.

J.T.: Yeah. Good for him. What happens when you lose your spleen?

Nikki: Well, he'll be more susceptible to infection. That's what they say.

J.T.: Oh.

Nikki: David?

David: Hey. I came as soon as I heard. How are you doing?

Nikki: I'll catch up to you, okay?

J.T.: All right.

David: It's all over the news. Nikki, I'm sorry.

Nikki: About what? Chancellor Industries was not responsible for what happened. That's good news, right?

David: You haven't heard, have you? Nikki, they know the reason for the accident.

David: The explosion was caused by methane drilling about seven miles outside of the development. The mining company is owned by victor.

Nikki: No!

David: I'm sorry.

Nikki: No. No. That--that's not possible. Victor would-- Vic-- that--that was miles from town.

David: I don't know all the details. It had something to do with the weather and displaced gas. Apparently, an electrical short caused the explosion.

Nikki: How do you know it was Victor's company?

David: Nikki, we both knew that Victor owned the mineral rights.

Nikki: Look, the only reason that he wanted those mineral rights was to spite me. And now you're telling me that he is responsible for this horrible disaster? Is that what you're saying? That--that--that's not right!

David: Okay.

Nikki: That can't be!

Cane: How is he doing? Oh, that is such a relief. You sent him a paycheck, right? All right, thank you. Hey, um, will you do me a favor? Will you please let the crew know that their work had nothing to do with the tragedy? Yeah, I know. I know. It's a relief. Okay. I'll talk to you later, bye.

Kay: Well, it's all over the news. Victor is responsible for this catastrophe.

Cane: So... I talked to my guy. Newman dotted every "I," crossed every "T." Now if you can tell me why the city would issue the man a permit to do that in a buffer zone... all it takes is a seismic shift.

Kay: Now it makes sense-- why he wasn't at all concerned about the delays or the problems. Because he was sitting pretty.

Cane: Yeah.

Kay: I mean, he did-- he couldn't care less if the project fell through or not.

Cane: 'Cause the man would've made money either way.

Kay: Oh, that's right. And I knew he was up to something. His pride was wounded. And he's... not the type of man to just walk away from something like this.

Cane: Now a man is dead. And our friends and my crew are in the hospital because he wanted to make his wife pay.

Kay: That's exactly what I'm saying. God, I wonder if Nikki knows. Have Robert bring the car around. I've gotta get to the hospital. I've got to find her, all right? Hurry.

Cane: I'll drive you myself.

[New on TV]

Woman: In the breaking story of the tragedy if Clear Springs, it is now known that methane drilling was the cause of the collapsed garage and casino which killed one construction worker and injured several. The mining company was owned by entrepreneur Victor Newman, whose own daughter was critically injured as she was being rescued from the site. A criminal investigation is currently being conducted. Mr. Newman has refused to comment at this time. We will continue to update you on this story as it unfolds.

Sharon: Jack... did you hear?

Jack: Yeah. Yeah, I heard.

Sharon: Victor is responsible for what happened to his own daughter and his grandson.

Jack: What about everyone else that was injured? And their families?

Sharon: Oh, my gosh, this is an awful mess. Have you talked to him?

Jack: Oh, yeah, he's using every excuse in the book. His company did everything right. There was a faulty monitoring device. If he had it to do over again-- you know, this man saved my life and I'm grateful for that, but I'd say all debts are off. Victor Newman's gonna pay for this.

Victor: Well, I saw the report. So why do you think the engineers would give me the go ahead if they-- what, if they knew there was the remotest chance of this kind of damage? Of course not! Send me the fax to the hospital right now. Well, I wanna make sure that this is really the cause for the explosion. And I wanna know who the hell was the operator of this defective monitor. And I want names!

Victor: What?

Nikki: If you did this... if your company... put Victoria in that hospital bed, I will never, ever forgive you. I pray to God for your sake that you had nothing to do with it.

Victor: How dare you accuse me of having caused this disaster? How dare you?

Neil: Victor... I looked over all the permits. Everything was done absolutely by the book.

Victor: Yeah.

Neil: No one could've predicted this would happen. I mean, this-- this was an accident. It's not your fault at all.

Victor: Of course it was an accident. Damn right it was an accident. How the hell did I know?

Nick: Dad? Is it true what they're saying on the news? That you ordered the drilling?

Victor: Yes.

Nick: I didn't even know you had a drilling company. Was there ever an indication of any danger? Were they having problems? Please tell me you didn't have anything to do with this.

Victor: There were no indications of problems, all right? Neil just tells me that everything was done by the book. I had no idea this would happen. None.

J.T.: You know, I was-- I was thinking about a bridal shower, the, uh, engagement party, I don't know, whatever the hell you call it. And I was thinking... wouldn't it be fun if it was coed? Right? I don't know, you-- you probably can't believe I'm actually thinking about it, but... I don't know, I just think it would be fun watching my buddies try to behave around your girlfriends. Plus, we give-- we give way, way better gag gifts anyway. This is that lotion you like so much. I was out in the lobby a little while ago and I-- I caught a hint of this stuff. And I thought for a second that you were behind me. But I was wrong. I was wrong, it was somebody else. I felt like I'd been kicked in the stomach. (Scoffs) I bet the little guy is used to the smell of this lotion, too. What do you--what do you bet? Man, I wonder what he's gonna look like. I hope he gets your eyes and your smile. But... let me tell you something, if he looks like me, he is gonna do all right with the ladies. I know you probably think that's a little cocky, but I like to call it... confident. You know, if he took after Victor, it might help him out in life a little bit. Get some of that strong presence. Yeah. Yeah, he'd do all right if he took after his grandfather.

Nikki: Victor's always tried to control everything. And work always came before our marriage. And work came before everything. I mean, yeah, I was his wife, but... I certainly couldn't compete in any area that he valued. I thought about walking away from him... many times, actually. Once when my son's plane went down and Victor just left me on my own, then he voted against me for a seat on the board of directors, and then he publicly humiliated me by supporting Jack in the senate race.

David: Well, obviously, you weren't ready to leave him yet.

Nikki: The only reason he bought those mineral rights was to spite me. If I had left him, none of this would've happened. Victoria wouldn't be in a hospital bed fighting for her life. She would be fine.

David: Come here.

Nikki: She would be just fine. Oh, God!

David: Okay, come on. Come on.

Kay: Nikki?

Nikki: Oh, Katherine! I'm so glad you're here.

Kay: I just heard the news.

Nikki: It didn't have to happen. No, she shouldn't be here.

Kay: What can I do?

Nikki: Just pray. Pray.

Kay: Well, what did the specialist from Johns Hopkins have to say?

Nikki: We just have to wait. She could wake up today, or...

(Cell phone ringing)

Nikki: ...Tomorrow. We don't know.

Kay: Oh, Sweetheart.

David: David Chow.

Nikki: Oh, look, look--

Kay: What?

Nikki: I was at the loft earlier. Look.

Kay: Oh, for heaven's sake.

Nikki: Can you believe she still has it? Remember when she rode dressage?

Kay: I thought she was the most talented young rider I'd ever seen.

Nikki: I know. Remember that one year she almost made the American team.

Kay: She did, didn't she?

David: Mrs. Newman has no comment.

Kay: What was the horse's name?

Nikki: Um, Picasso.

Kay: Picasso!

Nikki: Yeah.

Kay: Oh, my Lord.

David: Wow. Victoria used to ride dressage?

Nikki: Oh, yes, she competed. I thought maybe she might wanna keep this in her room. Cheer her up.

Cane: Hey!

J.T.: Hey.

Cane: How is she?

J.T.: Well, have you ever seen anybody in a coma before?

Cane: Yeah, yeah, I have. They look, uh, peaceful.

J.T.: Yeah, that's how she looks. She looks like she's in a-- she's far away somewhere in a dream.

Cane: How's the baby?

J.T.: He's good. I just wish she'd wake up.

Cane: To think, her own father was responsible, huh?

J.T.: What?

Cane: You haven't heard, have you?

J.T.: What are you talking about?

Cane: Victor Newman was drilling and the building collapsed because of an explosion and not faulty concrete.

J.T.: No. That can't be right.

Cane: No, I wish it wasn't right, but it is true. And Victoria is in the hospital and you almost lost your baby. I almost lost my grandmother and I had members of my crew now in ICU.

J.T.: Victor? Victor, is this-- is this true what they're saying?

Victor: We're still trying to determine what happened.

Nick: So you'll never guess who I ran into. Remember Mrs. Creech? Algebra? Yeah, she's having a baby. I saw 'em wheeling her in. Can you imagine having her for a mom? Ew. I tell ya, your kid is lucky to have you. You know, you're missing your favorite show tonight. That horrible guilty pleasure that only me and maybe J.T. knows about? That's really embarrassing that you watch it, but... I'm recording it for you. God forbid you should ever miss one.

Victor: Something smells nice.

Nick: Yeah, it's, uh... Victoria’s lotion.

Victor: My sweetheart...

Victor: We just need you to get better. Okay? I'll be here every second of the day. I'd give anything if I could see you open your eyes and hear your voice-- your beautiful voice. I'd trade places with Victoria in a heartbeat. I'd do anything to change what happened.

Nick: You didn't deliberately do this. I know that.

Victor: Of course not, for heaven's sake. To suggest that is ridiculous. I double and triple-checked everything. We followed all the safety regulations, for heaven's sake.

Nick: The safety measures were in place, they just... they didn't work.

Victor: All this because some broken monitor and some operator who was not doing his job.

Sharon: Here you go.

Jack: How's he doing? Any better?

Sharon: No. You know, he's been like this all day. He doesn't wanna talk, he--he doesn't wanna eat. Sam called, he doesn't even wanna talk to Sam.

Jack: Wow, Sam the cool friend that got the drum set for his birthday?

Sharon: You know, he just stares at that screen and he plays the same game over and over again.

Jack: Okay. Hey, Buddy? Whatcha playing? Hey, move over. Move over. Hello? Hey, I was thinking maybe we could take Fisher for a walk, in a little while, get some fresh air? A little short walk. You can keep these clothes on. Noah?

Noah: No, thanks.

Neil: Here you are, Darlin'. You did say tea, right?

Kay: Yes, thank you. Well, I feel for you, Neil, having the misfortune to work with Victor at a time like this.

Neil: Everyone wants to find a scapegoat, you know? It's easy to point a finger.

Kay: I admire your loyalty, but, um, I think we both know what motivated your esteemed employer.

Neil: If it makes you feel any better, I double checked everything myself. The company followed every safety precaution to the letter. What happened at Clear Springs couldn't have been predicted. It was an act of God.

Kay: Oh, that's perfect. Perfect. Victor loves playing God.

J.T.: Well, I, uh, I forgot to tell you. The ants are back. Yeah, they're coming through the same crack in the baseboard. When I went home yesterday, I, um, I saw 'em-- and I'm not kidding you-- they were marching in formation, heading right towards the kitchen. And they were-- they where whistling this... these tiny little ant chants. I mean, it was faint, but you could hear it. I did what you told me to, though. I didn't--I didn't spray. No, I, uh... sprinkled a little baking soda around the baseboard. It better work.

Victor: I'll be back.

Sharon: Now Noah’s playing his video game in our room.

Jack: Oh, that's fine.

Sharon: He didn't wanna eat dinner.

Jack: You know what? He'll eat when he's hungry. Hey... I don't wanna sound like I don't care, I am worried. I just don't wanna push him too hard.

Sharon: I know. It's just really hard for me to watch him like this.

Jack: I get it. Give it some time. He'll come around. You know, truth is, I'm surprised he doesn't jump at every little sound. Hell, I'm still having nightmares.

Sharon: Yeah, I'll never park my car in an underground garage ever again.

Jack: Let me tell you, Baby, these blogs are really having a field day with Victor.

Sharon: Oh, really? Are they being mean? That's rhetorical.

Jack: They're saying it was deliberate.

Sharon: Why? For the insurance money?

Jack: Or he was trying to get to me. I mean, he was trying to blow up the casino and the garage was a mistake.

Sharon: How can they say that? Can't Victor sue them for slander?

Jack: Sweetheart, if Victor sued every person that accused him of playing dirty, he'd be stuck in court the rest of his life.

Sharon: Well, it's ridiculous, though. Victor would never intentionally hurt his own family. And besides, it's not like he was excavating this methane with his own bare hands.

Jack: Wait, wait, wait, it's his company. He made all the decisions.

Sharon: Well, Victor is really suffering for this. His daughter is in a coma. He almost lost his grandson. His own son was stuck in that garage. Believe me, Victor is paying.

Jack: Wow, you must be a much nicer person than I am. Because I think Victor oughta fry.

Kay: (Sighs) well, he is pushing things too far this time, bullying Nikki over that loan. Its business, it's personal. It's everything! Everything! I-I--my only regret is that I wasn't more supportive to Nikki when she came to me for help! I just never realized that--that Victor would go to those lengths.

Cane: Didn't Newman encourage you to get involved in Clear Springs in the first place?

Kay: Yes, he did. And the man is gonna get some of his Victor Newman-like treatments thrown right straight back at him.

Cane: Yeah. I think it's time for the cavalry to charge.

Kay: And he better be ready. That man is going to need an army of lawyers to handle the lawsuits Chancellor Industries is about to file! Bastard!

Nikki: There you are, Sweetheart. Your own pillow, your own quilt, just like at home.

Nick: She looks more comfortable already.

Nikki: Some friends of yours came by earlier to see how you were doing. Katherine sends her love, cane sends his love.

J.T.: Adrian called. He's limping around, but, uh... he'll be up shooting hoops and losing to me in no time.

Nick: So now it's your turn, Sis. Start getting better, so you can... raise that kid. Besides, if you don't wake up soon, J.T. and I are gonna go out to pick out the, uh, the kid's furniture. I know you're gonna hate it.

Nikki: Good grief. We can't have that! The two of them arguing about change tables and wallpaper? No, you've got to settle that.

(Knock on door)

Neil: Victor? I've got more information from OSHA. It's gonna be a few weeks, though, before a full report is... generated.

Victor: Just leave it on my desk, Neil.

Neil: Yeah, we've been getting a lot of media calls. Do you wanna release a statement?

Victor: No.

Neil: You may not wanna hear this right now, but this is having a deep effect on the people that we do business with.

Victor: I do not want to release a statement. And if my business associates need reassurance, kindly give it to them.

Neil: Is there anything else I can do for you?

Victor: No.

Neil: Victor, it was an accident. I'd have done the same thing if I were in your position. You made a business decision. It was to protect your investment.

Victor: Yeah. I'm trying to tell myself that. I know better. Some of that had to do with my wanting to... humiliate my wife.

Neil: Um... have you eaten anything today? You wanna go grab a bite with me, maybe, at the club?

Victor: Not today, Neil. I just wanna be left alone.

Neil: Sure.

Victor: Kindly close the door behind you.

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

Victor: Set up a press conference. I'll write the statement myself.

J.T.: You know, the nurses don't really like a lot of people in here at once.

Brad: I won't stay long.

Jack: I may be able to crack your case.

Heather: And which one would that be?

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