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Episode # 9673 ~ John Abbott Visits His Sons
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Victoria: God, we were so close to being done with all of this, just taking Lucy home and being a family again, and... (Sighs)
Rafe: I plan to make it very clear tomorrow that Daisy's parental rights should not be reinstated, Victoria.
Billy: Yeah, well, her past ought to be in our favor, shouldn't it?
Rafe: And if I can get her to blow up at me on the stand--
Billy: You would show her true side, and hopefully, the court will reinstate the adoption.
Rafe: Look, there are no guarantees here, but I think we have every reason to stay positive.
Victoria: Mm-hmm. Yeah.
Leslie: Let's not get overconfident. Tomorrow's hardly a sure thing.
Daisy: It better be. I didn't come back to this stupid town to go to jail and wind up with nothing. I'm that baby's mother. She belongs to me.
Leslie: (Sighs) I'm afraid it's a bit more complex than that. Your criminal record and your fitness as a parent will be attacked from every angle. Now the way we counteract that is to completely transform you in the eyes of the court.
Daisy: Oh, really? How are we gonna accomplish that feat?
Phyllis: By you losing the attitude and doing as you’re told.
Kay: Aha, so Jack, um, has made deals promoting the new line, hmm? I'll be damned. Uh, well, thank you for looking into it for me. Mm. What do you know? Jack wasn't bluffing. What do you do now, Katherine? Hmm? Oh, Tucker, Tucker, Tucker, Tucker, Tucker. I wish I could ask you. I really do. I've been doing a lot of wishing lately. (Sighs) I wish that Jack and Victor hadn't approached me with such... enticing deals. I wish you would open your damned eyes and get up out of this bed and help me make this impossible decision. (Sighs) I wish you hadn't have placed this enormous responsibility on me in the first place. Damn you for having such faith in me. I know I'm not doing things the way you would. But I am doing things the way I think is right. When it comes down to Jabot, I have to tell you... (Chuckles) I haven't the faintest idea what that is about, not anymore.
Michael: Well, the smart money on Wall Street is betting that your stock price could nearly double in the first week of trading.
Victor: (Chuckles) That the best we can do?
Victor: You know, I never wanted to take Newman public. But I'm rather looking forward to it now. I have put together a board. I think it... goes hand in hand with my vision for the company. I've asked both Lauren and Katherine to join the Newman board of directors.
Michael: I know you had discussed buying Jabot. I hadn't realized you'd offer Katherine a-a board seat, too.
Victor: Once Katherine sends over the papers, I'll be merging Jabot cosmetics with Beauty of Mature.
Michael: Oh, well, I wouldn't make any plans until that sale is final.
Victor: Katherine almost gave me complete assurance that it would happen... with or without Jack's support.
Michael: (Chuckles) My guess would be... without? And, um, since one never knows what he might be plotting, we might nudge Katherine on those papers.
Victor: Yeah, not a bad idea.
Ashley: You really think that Katherine's gonna sell to Victor?
Jack: Well, the fact that I haven't heard from her yet says a lot. I think she's leaning toward accepting his offer despite my efforts to prove that I'm the right man for the job.
Ashley: This can't happen, Jack. I've sweat blood on this new line.
Jack: I know you did.
Ashley: We're talking a major breakthrough here. You're the only one who knows what we really have. And you're the only person I trust to bring it to market. For Victor to scoop up our company and my work-- all my hard work-- I can't take this.
Jack: There is a way to prevent that from happening, you know. There is something we can do.
Jack: We buy Jabot outright for a better offer than Victor's made.
Ashley: But, Jack, with the windfall that Victor's gonna get from the I.P.O., I just don't see how that's possible.
Jack: It is, if you and Traci and I pool our resources.
Abby: (Clears throat) I need to talk to Mom, uh, alone. I need to speak with her, Jack.
Jack: Uh, your mom and I are in the middle of some-- okay. I've got a phone call to make. I'll, uh, I'll talk to you about this later.
Ashley: What is so urgent that you had to be so rude to your Uncle Jack?
Abby: I thought of a way to get you out of these charges without saying that I was driving.
Abby: What if... what if Diane suddenly realized that you didn't swerve to hit Tucker after all? Without their star witness, the police wouldn't have a case.
Jack: Traci, give me a call as soon as you have a chance. I got a proposition for you.
John: You really think your sisters are gonna join you in your obsession?
Jack: So what do I win if I guess what you're gonna say next?
John: Oh, Jackie, come on. Badgering Ashley at a time like this?
Jack: I have to move now. This is as close as I've gotten to getting Jabot back--
John: Where it belongs, in the Abbotts' hands.
Jack: I am not wrong to want this, and once I am back in your office...
Jack: Someday very soon, I will prove it.
Ashley: Look, Honey, I don't want you mixed up with Diane Jenkins or my case.
Abby: The woman is desperate for money, which I have tons of.
Ashley: Abby, honestly, you can't do this.
Abby: You didn't try to hit Tucker.
Abby: The brake lights did come on. That is all Diane has to say, and then she's not broke anymore.
Ashley: Don't you even...
Abby: Why would she not go for this?
Ashley: Think about bribing a witness. If the D.A. ever heard about this, you would be in serious trouble, Abby.
Abby: You are in here because of me, and-- and you want to tell me that there is nothing that I can do. Do you know how upsetting this is? Mom, no, it's awful.
Ashley: Honey, please listen. Shh. I love you so much for trying to work so hard for me. But lying about driving the car and bribing a witness are both horrible ideas.
Jack: Everything okay in here?
Ashley: Listen to me. Don't do anything stupid, okay?
Abby: I have to go.
(Knock on door)
Jack: Is she all right?
Ashley: It's hard for her to see me in here.
Jack: Look, if you want to table this discussion until later, I understand.
Ashley: (Sighs) Jackie, it's not gonna change my answer. I know how much you want Jabot. I want it, too, but I'm about to go on trial, Jack, and putting that kind of money out-- I just can't do it. I can't take the risk.
Jack: Aren't you the person that just told me we have to maintain control of the company now?
Ashley: I know what I said, Jack, but I can't do it. Do you understand?
Jack: I am asking you to step up to the plate to protect Jabot. It's our legacy, Ash. It's what connects us as Abbotts, and if Victor gets his hands on Jabot, he is going to obliterate everything our father spent a lifetime building. You're okay with that?
Ashley: It makes me ill to think about losing our company forever, Jack. I simply can't afford it. I can't do it. I'm sorry. I wish things were different. I really do.
Victor: Well, this is good news. They took him off the ventilator.
Kay: Mm-hmm. He's breathing on his own.
Kay: But I was hoping that...
Victor: That he would wake up?
Kay: Meanwhile, I haven't sent over that paperwork that I promised you. Neither have I made a decision about Jabot.
Victor: You haven't?
Kay: Well, your offer was more than fair, but, you know, sometimes there's other factors than just money.
Victor: Mm-hmm. Do the other factors include Jack Abbott?
Kay: John Abbott was a dear, dear friend, as are you.
Victor: Mm-hmm. Why don't I throw in a block of Newman stock options...?
Victor: Plus the cash I offered you, plus a board seat, plus a piece of Newman Enterprises in exchange for Jabot?
Kay: Oh, my God, Victor. I mean, beyond generous. It's just--
Victor: I have enormous plans for Jabot once it is under the Newman umbrella. If you accept my offer, you're gonna make a hell of a lot of money. It's gonna be a very sound business decision.
Kay: (Sighs) Victor--
Victor: However, if you decide to go with Jack Abbott, I don't need to remind you that under his leadership, Jabot suffered a number of setbacks. Even Tucker didn't want him in charge. Now don't let sentimentality drive this enormous, momentous business decision.
Kay: Victor, listen to me. It will be an honor to serve on your board, and you have certainly presented a tremendous financial incentive, but... I just really need more time to, you know, to weigh...
Kay: All of the factors.
Kay: I promise you-- I promise you one thing. I will give you my answer in the morning.
Victor: Okay. I know you're under a lot of pressure.
Victor: Okay? So I'll talk to you then, okay?
Kay: Thank you.
Phyllis: All right, this hearing tomorrow is very important. Do you understand that?
Phyllis: If we lose tomorrow, it's over. It's the end of the line. Got it? You'll lose your kid, and I'll lose my motivation to pay your legal fees.
Leslie: You have to present a certain image to the judge, Daisy, prove you've changed.
Phyllis: You have to step up. Do you understand?
Daisy: How should I do that?
Leslie: Okay, no matter what anyone says to you or about you, don't get angry or speak out of turn. Say, "Yes, Ma'am," and say, "No, Ma'am" when someone asks you a question.
Phyllis: Mm-hmm. You have to look the part, which is why I bought you this.
Daisy: You've gotta be kidding me.
Billy: This is ridiculous. I mean, next to Daisy, Vicki and I have to look like the best parents who ever lived.
Rafe: I-I don't disagree. Y-you both have to keep in mind, though, that a-a biological mother fighting for her child is gonna hold a lot of sway with the court. Even criminals have rights, and Daisy hasn't been convicted of anything, so we're gonna have to come at her with everything we've got.
Victoria: Well, I mean, doesn't it work both ways? I mean, won't Phyllis and her team try just as hard to smear Billy and me? I'm sure there's many things that they could come up with and twist in their favor. It could turn out to be a complete disaster. You know that.
Rafe: No, not if you present yourself as completely confident in your ability to raise Lucy. It'll be fine.
Victoria: Oh, it'll be fine. What if Leslie starts slinging mud at us? Then what?
Billy: Okay, relax. Relax, relax. Just relax.
Billy: Yeah, like Rafe said.
Victoria: I'm sorry--
Billy: Just relax, like Rafe said. We gotta come off as winners. Now we can do that. Just--
Victoria: No, I-I can't smile my way through this like you can. If you think that, you're delusional. I don't even know what I'm doing here right now, honestly. I-I-I really don't. I-I'm wasting my time here when I should be spending time with Lucy.
Billy: Honey, would you-- Vicki, would you--would-- will you get the bill, please? Hey. Hey, come on, Honey. Stop for a second, please.
Daisy: There's no way I'm wearing that. I'm gonna look like a freak.
Leslie: You'll look like a lady.
Daisy: Yeah, a really old lady. You're the granny, not me.
Phyllis: Listen, you idiot. I am putting my entire life on the line for your child. If you mess this up for me, I will drop you so fast, you won't know what hit you. Your only chance of walking out of this place is by doing what Leslie and I tell you to do. You get it?
Daisy: You know what? I don't trust you enough to keep your word after you get what you want. So I'll think about wearing that rag.
Phyllis: Yeah, you think about it. Put it on.
Phyllis: Oh, my God. Oh, my God, Leslie, kill me now. What am I doing? (Sighs)
Billy: Honey, this has been really rough on both of us. Why don't we just go home and get some rest before the trial, huh?
Victoria: You know what? No, I-it's a beautiful day, and... I just want to spend some time here with Lucy. She likes the swings, so... I'm just gonna be with her as long as I can.
Billy: Well, why can't we be with her forever? Honey, just-- just one more court appearance, and then we--
Victoria: Would you please just stop that? Just stop making promises that you can't keep, because nobody knows what's gonna happen.
John: Don't let her get away, Billy.
John: You aren't the one who should be in here, are you?
Jack: So that's your final answer? Your father's company and I can both go to hell. No, correction-- I can go to hell. Your father's company can go to Victor Newman. Of course I'm not fighting fair. I'm about to watch every dream I had for Jabot go up in smoke. No, Traci, I'm--I'm not angry. I'm--I'm just very frustrated. Honey... (Stammers) I gotta get off the phone. Give Steve my best, all right? Yeah, I love you, too.
John: So Traci won't help you, either?
Jack: While she admires my undying devotion, her checkbook is closed.
John: I see. And, uh, what else did she have to say?
Jack: She chewed me out for even talking to Ashley and warned me to stay away from Billy while he's fighting to keep Lucy.
John: And you think you can do that? Or is your brother going to be another one to turn you down?
Kay: Victor would take it to the next level. Jack... (Chuckles) Well, you know my reservations there because you deal with them yourself. Of course, I've been thinking a great deal about John Abbott lately. I cannot remember having to struggle with a business deal like this one ever. Which one of my friends, dear, dear friends, do I disappoint?
John: Well, it sounds like you could use a friend, Katherine.
Billy: I don't know, Dad. If things don't go our way... I don't really think she's gonna be able to take another setback.
John: Victoria? Or the two of you?
Billy: The way I got Lucy-- it was reckless. I know that. It was reckless, okay? It's how I've done everything. I've never learned my lesson. It's always been... every mess I've ever been in is because of that fact. And I don't learn my lesson. I don't know why I don't learn my lesson, but I don't learn... my lesson.
John: Well, your wife was in a lot of pain. You did what you could to make her feel better. That's an admirable thing for a husband to do.
Billy: Yeah, way to spin it, Dad. Thanks.
John: All right, you want me to lecture you. Now, look, whatever happens, it's going to be up to you to hold the family together-- no shortcuts, no impulsive moves, and if it means suffering through some very hard times, that's what you're going to have to do.
Billy: It feels good knowing that, uh, I have your support. I just hope that I can--
Jack: I have worked my butt off to keep Victor Newman away from Jabot! If I blame anyone more than Ashley and Traci, it's your dear friend Katherine.
John: Jack, why is it so important to you, and only you, to hold on to Jabot?
Jack: Do you even have to ask?
John: Humor me.
Jack: Because it represents your entire life's work.
John: But now I'm dead. So what?
Jack: Don't talk like that.
John: Well, how should I talk?
Jack: Like you give a damn!
John: Jackie, what if I truly and honestly don't? And what if you decided you didn't, either?
Jack: I can't.
John: Why not?
Jack: Because I failed you!
John: How did you fail me? What did you do?
Jack: I'm the one that talked you into taking Jabot public.
John: But, uh, who okayed it? Who was in charge? If anyone was to blame--
Jack: I led you on with all kinds of promises about all the great things that were gonna happen once we had all that cash. And then Victor stole Jabot right out from under us the first day of the I.P.O. I did that. I did that to you.
John: Son, you didn't do anything to me. You made a mistake. Forgive yourself. Let it go. I have.
Jack: One thing... one thing was always important to me-- that you could somehow--
John: Jack, Jack, Jack, I am so proud of you. I'm prouder than you'll ever know. Now tell me-- what is my brass ring? What is the one-and-only important thing I've ever wanted?
Jack: For your kids to be happy.
Jack: For your kids to be happy. How many times did I hear you say that? And why am I just now hearing those words? You meant it, didn't y--
Kay: Ask, and ye shall receive. Hmm?
John: I'm worried about you, Katherine. You're here with Tucker, day in, day out, trying to run Chancellor and McCall, Unlimited in a hospital room. And frankly, you look exhausted.
Kay: Well, I'm hoping he'll become aware of my doing business and that'll scare him into waking up. (Laughs)
John: I admire you sticking by him. He wasn't always so good to you.
Kay: He's made up for it, in his own way.
John: Well, underneath that tough exterior is a man that respected his mother.
Kay: Well, that may not be the case when he wakes up and finds out the choices I've made.
John: Like selling Jabot to Newman?
Kay: Well, I know it's not what you would want.
John: Katherine, I think the real reason you're having difficulty making this decision is because you're going against Tucker's wishes.
Kay: You know, as tempting as Victor's offer was, Tucker had other plans for Jabot.
Kay: I knew about it, and I disagreed. And here he has put me in charge of running his business. Instead, I-I'm-- I'm tending my own self-interest.
John: It's not really having to decide between Victor and Jack, is it?
Kay: I'm trying to decide how loyal I am to my own son.
Kay: If you were in my shoes, you would go with Jack's plan.
John: With all his flaws, I'd stand by my son every time.
Kay: Like the good father you are.
John: But Jack is going to have to convince you that he's the best choice for Jabot. As long as you make that decision, not about me or what I want.
Kay: Say no more. No, say no more. I know. Darling, um, this man you've always admired and, uh, you never had a chance to meet just did the two of us a very good turn, and, uh... (Sighs) Would you like to join me in thanking him for--
Jack: Hope I'm not interrupting.
Kay: Au contraire. Your, uh, your timing is impeccable.
Kay: Um, I assume you're here to plead your case one more time.
Jack: No, actually, the opposite. I'm here to take some of the pressure off. Katherine, I've always respected your business savvy. If you've decided Victor's offer is something you can't pass up, well, I'll try not to take his offer personally, and I promise you, I will always want what's best for Jabot, even in Victor's hands.
Kay: Who are you? What have you done, uh, with Jack Abbott?
Jack: Our friendship is more important than the fate of any company. If I've lost sight of that, I'm sorry. If I've led you to believe otherwise, I'm-- I'm truly sorry. It's a big decision you have to make. I know that. I wish you luck.
Phyllis: What's plan "B"? Because I can't trust that freak.
Leslie: I'll be heavily discrediting our opponents on the stand.
Phyllis: Good, good. I'm--I'm fine with that.
Leslie: Billy, Victoria, and Daniel.
Phyllis: No, no, not Daniel. Not Daniel. W-we're not gonna do that to Daniel. He already signed away his rights. We're not doing that.
Leslie: We discussed this before, Phyllis. We need to go after all three of them.
Phyllis: He's my son. I gotta think about it. I can't give you an answer right now.
Leslie: Trust me, it's the only way to play this.
Victor: Thank you.
Abby: Oh, my God. Thank God you're here. Can I talk to you for a some-- for a second? Do you have a minute?
Victor: Sure. What's the matter?
Abby: I just saw Mom, and she is in this whole mess because of me, and I can't help her. And then it just hit me. You know, none of this would have happened if Mom and Tucker weren't together, and I was thinking, you know, maybe if you guys had found a way to work things out, then maybe I wouldn't have had to file that stupid-- god, it was so stupid-- that lawsuit.
Victor: Sweetheart, what are you talking about?
Abby: I need all the bad things to go away, dad. If I hadn't sued you, if I hadn't let it get so big that it just tore our entire family apart, and if I could just-- I would just take it all back. If I could just take it all back, 'cause you know something? I have half a billion dollars, and I can't get my own mom out of jail. And it is all my fault that you're losing control of Newman, and I just--I just want to give it all back to you.
Victor: Sweetheart, you want to give what back to me?
Abby: The money. The money that they awarded me. I just--I want to give it back. Please, take it, Dad.
Victor: I understand what you're trying to do, but you can't change the past. Would it help you if I told you that I don't love you or Nicholas or Victoria any less because of the lawsuit?
Abby: Do you really mean that?
Victor: Of course I mean that.
Abby: God, I am so sorry that I hurt you. Please, take the money back.
Victor: But, Sweetheart, I don't want the money back. Your apology is gift enough.
Abby: Oh, God, it would-- it would help me feel a lot less guilty.
Victor: What are you feeling so guilty about?
John: It just breaks my heart to see you in here. You tried to do the same thing with Tom Fisher when I shot him.
Ashley: And if I had to do it over again, I would.
John: But, you know, things might have been different for me had I been able to take responsibility for that death from the start. Now protecting Abby like you are now, well, that's just gonna make things worse when the truth comes out eventually.
Ashley: Deep down inside, I know what I'm doing is wrong.
John: But you're still going to do it.
Ashley: You think I shouldn't protect Abby from her own mistakes. (Sighs) But as a mother, how can I abandon her like that? I'd be letting my child ruin her own life.
John: And ruining your life is any better?
Michael: I almost walked out when I saw you. (Chuckles)
Phyllis: I know you have to support your wife. I mean, she has written me off as a friend. You don't feel the same way, do you?
Michael: Listen to me. You want to be a hero? You walk into that hearing room tomorrow, and you pull your support for Daisy. She can stay behind bars until her trial, and everyone you care about will forgive you.
Phyllis: I-I-I-I tried to tell Lauren in the courthouse--I tried--
Michael: It was a gigantic mistake luring that woman back here. I want you to see. I want you to open up your eyes, and I want you to see... I want you to see what you're really doing. Do you really want your son's child to fall into the hands of someone that messed up? Are you really willing to lose Lauren, the Abbotts, the Newmans, not to mention your own son?
Phyllis: Wow. That's quite a list. (Sighs) Ooh. Is your name on it, too?
Michael: If you make this choice, yes, it is.
Phyllis: Michael... (Sighs) Come on. Please, you don't mean that.
(Cell phone rings) (Ring)
Phyllis: Hey, Leslie. What's up?
Leslie: You will be pleased to know Daisy's decided to cooperate.
Phyllis: That's great.
Leslie: Given any more thought to what we discussed? How aggressively we need to approach this?
Phyllis: Yes, I have. Go after Billy and Victoria with everything you've got.
Leslie: Daniel, too?
Phyllis: Daniel, too.
Leslie: Thanks. You've just made my job a lot easier.
Michael: We're through.
Phyllis: Oh, come on, Michael. Michael, after everything we have gone through, you are giving up on our friendship over a difference of opinion?
Michael: All right, listen. You are forcing me to choose between you and my wife. I'm 100% on my wife's side.
Phyllis: And I'm 100% on my son's side and Lucy's side. I'm giving up my--
Michael: You are making the biggest mistake of your life! But if you are determined to go through with this...
Phyllis: I am. I am. I am.
Michael: Then we have nothing more to say!
Victoria: Did you have fun on the swings? Yes, you did. You had fun on the swings.
Billy: Come here. You ever see a baby fly like this? (Hums a fanfare) (Laughs)
Victoria: (Laughs) (Sighs)
Billy: Look, okay? You were right. I was wrong. Anything could happen tomorrow at the hearing. I can't promise you that it'll go our way, but what I can promise you is that I'm gonna be there for you and Lucy. No matter how this turns out, we're gonna face this together as a family. Okay?
John: Honey, Abby is drowning in guilt, but she remembers being behind that wheel. Now certainly a conviction for drunk driving is terrible, but, I mean--
Ashley: Daddy? The charge is attempted murder. So if the authorities found out that I moved Abby to the passenger seat after the wreck, I think she'd be hit with negligent homicide on top of the D.U.I.
Ashley: Daddy, it's better this way. There's a good chance I'm gonna be acquitted. Abby's still so young, and that's reason enough for me to keep on doing exactly what I'm doing.
Victor: Is there something you're not telling me about the accident?
Abby: No. No, no. (Sighs)
Abby: (Clears throat)
Victor: You know you can always come to me about anything.
Abby: No, there's nothing to tell. I-I screwed up your company, and I screwed up my mother's entire life, and neither of you will let me make it right, so I-I have the right to feel like crap, so just let me feel like crap.
Victor: (Thinking) Was Nikki right? Was Abby driving?
Jack: Hello! Anybody home? Dad? (Chuckles) Oh, Dad... (Sighs) I can't tell you when I last felt this good. I may have just lost Jabot, or maybe I didn't. Either way, I promise you something-- I'm gonna find a way to be happy.
Jack: Here's to you, Dad. (Chuckles)
Kay: I wonder how much you hear of what goes on in this room. I have some good news, bad news. The bad news is, I, uh, have to disappoint a dear friend that I'm not going to sell him the company. And the good news is... at least for me... I know exactly what I should do.
Next on "The Young and the Restless"...
Adam: I'm countin' on you. Do not mess this up.
Michael: Accept that we're through with you and just walk away.
Victor: What's so damn important?
Diane: I'm pregnant.
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