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Episode # 9687 ~ Adam Taunts Victor From His Seat on the Newman Board
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Abby: Hey, what ya doin'?
Noah: Probably wasting time. Adam gave me these memory cards. He thinks maybe one of them came from Mom's camera.
Abby: Oh, uh, the video of your mom trying to save Skye? I-I actually thought he made that up.
Noah: Well, apparently he saw it, but then it was taken away and erased.
Noah: Yeah. Yeah, this software can supposedly restore digital data. I don't know if it'll work, but I have to give it a try.
Abby: Can I help?
Noah: No, I'm-- I need to take a break. How'd it go with Grandpa and Ashley when they found out you ditched rehab?
Abby: (Sighs) That is a really, really good question.
Noah: And you don't have a really good answer 'cause you didn't tell them, right? They're gonna find out.
Abby: I know. They're gonna find out eventually. I'm not in a hurry.
Lauren: Um, so, Victor, if you're having any second thoughts about putting me on the board, you know, I'll completely understand. It's not too late to change your mind.
Victor: My offer was based on your business acumen and your integrity. It had nothing to do with my purchasing Jabot.
Lauren: But even understanding my conflict of interest?
Lauren: Fenmore's is gonna be heavily involved in promoting Jabot's new line, which is in direct competition with Beauty of Nature.
Victor: So what's the problem? I see none. If you don't believe me, then ask my lawyer.
Lauren: (Laughs) Who is my husband, who has a conflict of interest himself, right?
Michael: I can state with complete objectivity that Victor is damn lucky to have you.
Victor: You see? The "Ayes" have it.
Lauren: I guess I'll just take my seat.
Victor: You do that.
Lauren: And thank you.
Victor: All right.
Michael: Right this way...
Michael: Madame board member. Hello, Victoria.
Victoria: Hello. Hi. (Sighs)
Victor: (Sighs) Welcome back.
Victoria: Thank you.
Victor: You belong here, you know. Hello, Bob.
Victor: How are you?
Bob: I'm fine.
Victor: Bob Lemon, my daughter Victoria. Bob is the C.E.O. of Pure Foods.
Victoria: Oh, very nice to meet you.
Bob: Nice to meet you.
Victor: I'm so glad you accepted my invitation to join the board.
Victoria: That's very true.
Michael: Ahh, Mr. Lemon. Welcome, welcome.
Michael: May I introduce you to my wife and fellow board member, Lauren Fenmore?
Victoria: So at least half the board is bound to be supportive of your goals, but what about the ones that forced their way in here by buying up the stock? And what exactly is your strategy for dealing with Tucker and Adam and...
Victor: Tucker's still in the hospital. He can't be here. As for Adam, I don't know if Michael's message got to him that the meeting had been moved up, okay?
Victor: Speaking of the devil...
Nick: Yeah, thanks. It does feel good to be back. I'll talk to you soon. Bye.
Billy: Joking, obviously.
Nick: All right.
Billy: (Chuckles) Well, good luck, Man.
Nick: Thanks, Dude.
Billy: Whoa, what are you doing-- what is she doing here?
Nick: Well, Billy, I hired her.
Billy: You hired her, after everything she did to Vicki and me? I mean, me--I understand. But Vicki? Your own sister? I mean, she made it her mission to make Vicki's life a living hell.
Phyllis: Oh, come on, I did not. I wasn't trying to hurt anybody.
Billy: And she used this magazine to do it. She lured Daisy back to town.
Nick: Okay, okay, that's enough! That's enough. We're not gonna do that, all right? Look, this is my decision now. It's my magazine, so it doesn't have anything to do with you anymore. You might want to take off, you know?
Billy: All right. Well, you know, I was gonna wish you luck, but now, Buddy, you're gonna need it.
Phyllis: Billy seemed hung-over. He can't even take care of himself, let alone a child. What do you think?
Nick: I think it is a devastating thing to lose a child. It's very tough on a marriage.
Phyllis: This family stuff might make it difficult for us to work together.
Phyllis: Um, listen. If this is gonna be difficult on you... we don't have to do this. I was just hoping we could get back to the way things were. Is that a bad idea?
Michael: All right, I think we can get started. Let the record show that the board members in attendance are Mr. Bob Lemon, C.E.O. of Pure Foods, uh, Ms. Lauren Fenmore Baldwin, co-C.E.O. of Fenmore department stores and stockholder, Ms. Victoria Newman, C.O.O. of Newman Enterprises, and the appointed representative of A.S.C., Inc.
Victor: Excuse me. I didn't get your name.
Davis: Davis Holloway.
Michael: Oh, and Adam Newman, stockholder, is also here.
Victor: All right.
Michael: The first thing on the agenda is to elect a chair.
Victoria: I nominate Victor Newman.
Adam: And I... second the motion.
Noah: But what if your parents come to visit you in rehab?
Abby: Then they will find out sooner rather than later that I am not there.
Noah: And be completely freaked out that you're missing.
Abby: If I do not end up on the nightly news, they're fine, trust me.
Noah: If you're trying to convince me that they sent you to rehab just to keep the Naked Heiress from doing her thi--
Abby: No. They sent me there to shut me up.
Noah: About what?
Abby: Before my dad found out about it and basically had me kidnapped, I was... about to confess... that I was the one that hit Tucker, not my mom.
Noah: You were driving?
Abby: I didn't see him until it was too late.
Abby: I lost control of the car. I-I had been drinking.
Abby: I'm sorry. Trust me. I am so incredibly sorry, okay? I've been trying to do the right thing ever since, but my parents won't let me, which is crazy, seeing has how they've given how many lectures on telling the truth and taking responsibility.
Noah: (Sighs) Well, at least the charges against your mom were dropped.
Abby: If that hadn't happened, I would have come forward.
Noah: (Sighs) I mean, I guess at a certain point with parents, you just have to assume they're doin' the best they can, right? I mean, what's the alternative? You become extremely judgmental and a complete jerk?
Abby: Is there a third option?
Noah: (Chuckles) Look, if there is, I haven't discovered it yet.
Abby: I've missed you.
Noah: I'm sorry I bailed on you. I'm sorry I bailed on everybody.
Abby: No, it's okay. I did the same thing. I completely checked out. But we need each other, the only ones that get the nuttiness of this family, okay? So don't you dare go AWOL on me again.
Noah: I won't. You, either?
Sam: I'm, uh, I'm makin' some coffee, if you'd like some.
Sharon: Um, no, thanks.
Sam: Uh, it's, uh... (Sighs) It's not broken, but it does-- it does hurt a lot. It'll be better in no time, though, you know?
Sharon: Well, if you're waiting for me to have breakfast, don't, 'cause, um, I'm not hungry.
Sam: Hey, Sheri? What's goin' on?
Sharon: Last night was a mistake.
Nick: What do you want me to say? That it doesn't bother me what Victoria's going through?
Phyllis: No, of course not. I feel for Victoria. Of course I do. It killed me to do that. But I-I didn't feel bad enough to sacrifice my own family. And it seems like everybody in town-- y-you know what? Nobody understands how I feel. It doesn't matter.
Nick: I understand. Look, Ashley gave up Faith without a fight, so I didn't have to. But I would have. I don't care what Ashley would have gone through.
Phyllis: You're unique, because you're the only one in town who doesn't think I'm "Cruella de Vil."
Nick: (Sighs) You're a great mother. Lucy's gonna be just fine.
Phyllis: Thank you.
Nick: Now this magazine is not gonna be fine unless we get our butts in gear, so let's get to it, and no more trying to back out, all right?
Phyllis: Okay, I won't. All right, so the magazine may need me, um, but you don't need the magazine... (Chuckles) And you don't need the aggravation. Why did you buy it?
(Television channels changing)
Man: Don't move from that spot. We'll continue our annual "Father Knows Best" marathon in just a moment.
Billy: Yeah, it's me. (Clears throat) What's the line on the game this afternoon? Perfect. Double down.
Victor: We have negotiated a production sharing contract with Petrol-China, one that is extremely advantageous to Newman Enterprises. You'll find the reference material in front of you. In essence, it involves a royalty holiday, and an exemption from value-added taxes.
Lauren: That's quite an incentive.
Victoria: Well, they are in desperate need of our expertise. China's consumption of natural gas is expected to double by 2035.
Victor: You're quite right, and they are desperately looking for foreign investment.
Adam: A little too desperate, in this case.
Victor: You have something to add?
Adam: I don't know. I just feel like we might be jumping the gun on this one. The Junggar fields have yet to be evaluated, whereas the Ordos basin-- those are proven reserves.
Lauren: The Ordos basin?
Adam: Yeah. You, uh, you won't find it in your packet. It's, um, it's another offer we had for a joint venture with the same company, just, uh, just a bit less risky.
Victor: The Ordos basin offer was far less advantageous to Newman Enterprises and far less lucrative. It is not worth considering.
Adam: Well, I, uh, I know you like a challenge, but my tendency here is to be a little more conservative, especially taking to-- the fact that, um, this company is publicly traded now, so we're spending other people's money. I just think it's wiser to err on the side of caution.
Davis: Um, I'd be interested in hearing about this other offer.
Bob: If only for comparison's sake.
Adam: Okay, so I'm not the only one with misgivings. I think what we should do is just table this vote until the next board meeting, and in the meantime, we can do a little more research, answer a few more questions. Uh, you know, I just don't feel comfortable pulling the trigger on this till we have more information.
Victor: You're making a grave mistake, Son.
Abby: Noah, Dude, you're good.
Noah: Well, hey, don't sound so shocked.
Abby: (Laughs) Sorry. I thought I was gonna have to pretend to like it. That's actually a really good song. It's got that whole "Cry Me a River" vibe, which I love. It's good. Did you ever play this for Eden?
Abby: But it's about her, right?
Noah: I mean, it's just a story.
Abby: About a breakup, a really painful one.
Noah: Don't read into that.
Abby: I, uh, I saw her... recently.
Abby: She told me not to tell you, or anybody, actually.
Noah: Wh-where'd you see her?
Noah: Was she okay? I mean, she probably didn't even talk to you.
Abby: No, no, she did. She had to. She was, like, my rehab mentor. She wasn't nearly as obnoxious as I had remembered. I actually told her to come back to G.C.
Noah: What'd she say?
Abby: That there was no chance that was gonna happen.
Michael: All right, meeting adjourned.
Adam: Davis, Bob, it was a pleasure meeting you.
Bob: You, too.
Adam: See you soon.
Lauren: Um, tell Victor he has my support.
Michael: You can tell him yourself. He's right there.
Lauren: (Chuckles) That's okay. I think when he's that furious, it's good to just keep a safe distance.
Michael: Sadly, I do not have that option.
Michael: But I can walk you out, Madame board member.
Lauren: (Chuckles) Yes, you can. Come on.
Victoria: Well... (Sighs) He's always been so conservative. (Scoffs) That is such a load of bull. (Sighs) You know, he's delayed us in becoming involved in an extremely lucrative deal. What's the point?
Victor: It's a power play, my darling.
Victoria: A major stockholder sabotaging the company. I guess that's sort of ironic coming from me. He wouldn't have had an opening to do so if I hadn't sued you and brought the company to its knees.
Victor: Don't think about that, okay? I won't, and I don't.
Victoria: There's a lot of collateral damage I never thought of. I'm sorry.
Victor: I'm just happy that you and I are working together again. Let's move forward from here, all right?
Victoria: All right.
Victoria: Thank you, Dad. I'll be in my office.
Adam: So I'll see you at the next meeting.
Victoria: (Sighs) You're still here, huh?
Adam: I'm sorry. Did I embarrass you in there? Its okay, you know. People don't expect you to keep up with a Harvard grad.
Victoria: Wow, you are an ass.
Adam: If you feel like you're in over your head, you can always quit like Billy. Hadn't you heard? He sold "Restless Style" to our brother.
Phyllis: So you got a settlement of... half a billion dollars? Half a billion dollars. And you could have bought any business you wanted, but you chose this one. Why?
Nick: I needed something to keep me busy.
Phyllis: Mm. You have two little girls to do that.
Nick: Which is exactly why I'm doing this. I don't have time in my schedule for something with a steep learning curve. I didn't want to go back to Newman, and this is... familiar.
Phyllis: It's like coming home, right?
Sam: You don't have to do this, you know?
Sharon: Yes, I do.
Sam: If, uh, if things are movin' too fast, you know, we could always, uh, we could always take a step back.
Sharon: (Sighs) I don't see that working.
Sam: What are you afraid of, Sheri? What do you think's gonna happen if you stay?
Sharon: The same thing that happens to everyone I care about.
Sam: No, you see, I--
Sharon: No, you don't even realize. You would just be asking for trouble. I don't want that for you.
Eden: Um, Kevin didn't say when he'd be back?
Abby: So the whole time you were in Paris, you had no idea that Eden had an eating disorder?
Noah: (Sighs) No.
Abby: Maybe it started after you broke up.
Lauren: It is you!
Lauren: Oh, my good-- we've been trying to find you.
Phyllis: Okay, Boss. Um, the tough questions. What is your vision for the magazine?
Nick: Hard-hitting investigative journalism.
Phyllis: Really? Well, that's what we've been doing.
Nick: Let me clarify. Investigating something other than Newman family scandals.
Victoria: All right, so it's true. You bought the magazine.
Nick: I assumed you knew.
Victoria: Well, if I had, I would have put a stop to it. You know, Billy's in no frame of mind to be making multimillion-dollar deals right now.
Phyllis: Billy is in no frame of mind to run a magazine.
Victoria: You stay out of it.
Phyllis: I have a vested interest.
Victoria: You hired her back?
Phyllis: Yeah? Um, I'm--I'm gonna put money in my meter.
Victoria: (Scoffs) I can't believe you.
Nick: (Sighs) Okay, hold on. Did Billy tell you that I ever took advantage of him?
Victoria: I haven't even talked to Billy. I had to hear this from Adam, of all people.
Nick: Why would you be talking to Adam?
Victoria: Well, he's on the board now. We had our first meeting just now.
Nick: (Chuckles) Oh, so you took Dad up on his offer. You're on the board.
Victoria: Please don't judge me. I need this right now.
Nick: Everything we fought for, all those times you came crying to me complaining about how mean Daddy was being to you, and that you weren't gonna take it anymore. How long did that last?
Victoria: Nothing Dad has ever done hurt me as much as losing Lucy. I thought I had a brother that I could trust to stand by me. How long did that last?
Adam: You should have brought me back sooner. I'm the only one of your kids who inherited your business sense, got a serious education. If you would have included me, had me part of your team, I wouldn't have had to voice my objections so publicly. If it would have been private, I could have avoided embarrassing you in that way. You're slipping, Dad. Everybody in the room saw it.
Victor: (Sighs) You're playing with fire, Boy. So this is what you're offering as proof of your brilliant business mind? Hmm? Your little maneuver just cost our company millions of dollars in profits. It had nothing to do with your sense of business. It had to do with your sense for revenge. With the little show you put on, you may have impressed a few innocent bystanders about being reasonable and prudent and a sharp businessman. But we, the rest of us, know who you really are. You are a total fraud...and you're really playing with fire. Now kindly leave this building.
Michael: All right, A.S.C. is a holding company based in the Pacific Rim.
Victor: What does the acronym stand for?
Michael: I could find nothing in the regulatory filings.
Victor: Hmm. Do you think it has something to do with Jack Abbott?
Michael: Mm, not that I could find. Knowing Jack, if he partnered with someone to get enough shares to be on the board, he'd be flaunting it.
Victor: Yeah, just like Adam. How far are they with the S.E.C. investigation?
Michael: They're still in the preliminary stages, but they're focusing on Diane.
Victor: What do you mean, they're focusing on Diane? That's the wrong person to focus on. They should be focusing on Adam. He's the culprit. He's behind all this. You gotta tell them to focus on Adam. I'm not gonna allow that son of a bitch to hijack the board.
Adam: (Whistling Bizet's "Habanera" from "Carmen")
Sam: Well, I sure hate to see you go.
Sharon: Well, if you knew me a little better, you'd be glad.
Sam: Why do you say things like that?
Sharon: Because it's true.
Sam: It's not. It's not true, Sheri. There's pretty much nothing you could tell me to change the way I feel about you, and I do know you. I've been paying pretty close attention. You're gentle when someone's hurtin'. You're forgivin' if someone hurt you. You're actually pretty stubborn when you're scared, and you are a survivor. Tell me I'm wrong.
Sharon: Not about those things.
Sam: Well, those are the things that matter, Sheri-- who you are here and now, not--not whatever mistakes you made a hundred years ago.
Sharon: People who have believed in me before were let down.
Sam: Well, I'm willing to take my chances. You may disagree, you know, but I have to believe there's a reason you ended up here, Sheri. I don't know where this is gonna go, or what that reason's gonna end up to be. I just... I just hope you stick around long enough for us to find out.
Billy: I don't have the cash on me right now, but, I mean, hey, I could write you a check.
Man: Okay, look, you're not new to this game. Don't pretend you don't know how it works.
Billy: You know I'm good for the money. Otherwise, you wouldn't have let me bet with you, right? I mean... (Clears throat) Hi.
Victoria: Hello. (Sighs)
Billy: Um, this is my friend, an old friend, a buddy from way back in the day, and this is my wife.
Man: (Sighs) Uh, nice to meet you.
Billy: Uh, a-are you hungry? I've got--I've got... (Clears throat) I kind of have pizza, and, um, I'll just be a sec. You know, catching up. All right, tell you what... um, well, Dude, thanks for stoppin' by.
Billy: Uh, glad you're back in town. Let me know when you're free again.
Man: All right.
Billy: All right.
Billy: That why you came over here? To watch the "Father Knows Best" marathon?
Victoria: I need to talk to you about something.
Billy: Okay, shoot.
Victoria: It can wait till you take a shower.
Billy: Yeah, fine. No problem.
Eden: You know, I'm so sorry if you were worried.
Lauren: Worried? I-I guess Michael and I thought that you were backpacking or something. Uh, we never expected you to show up here. It's great. I mean, it's so great, and Fen is gonna be so excited. And, you know, I-I've got a meeting at Fenmore's right now, though.
Eden: Oh, it's okay.
Lauren: No, no, no. I want to stay and I want to talk to you. I-I'm gonna cancel it. Um, my phone's in the car. Let me go get it. I'm gonna call.
Lauren: And then I'll be right back.
Lauren: Don't move, all right? Okay.
Eden: Okay. (Chuckles)
Abby: Hey. What ya doin' here?
Michael: All right, get this.
Victor: What sort of response did you get from the S.E.C.?
Michael: Mm, the S.E.C. is less enthused about pursuing Adam because there is less direct evidence.
Victor: Are you serious? It's their job to find the evidence.
Michael: Oh, that is a point I have made and I will continue to make.
(Taps finger on table)
Victor: I can't believe this.
Michael: Oh, and by the way.
Michael: Victoria certainly had your back today.
Victor: Yeah, it was nice to have her back. I'm glad I invited her back.
Michael: Not easy, I'm sure.
Victor: Mm-hmm. I'll never forget her disloyalty, but, you know, a lot of that has to do with that no-good husband of hers. He caused her to make a lot of bad decisions. Everything I ever said about that son of a bitch came true.
Billy: Okay, so what do you want to talk about?
Victoria: "Restless Style" and Phyllis.
Billy: Thank you. You heard, huh?
Victoria: Yeah, I heard, and I'm furious with Nick, and I think you should cancel the sale.
Billy: (Chuckles) Why? Just so I can fire Phyllis again? No, no. No, thanks.
Victoria: Right, well, there is that, but there is also that you love your job and you're good at it. And you're in the middle of a custody case, and I doubt that you want to list "Unemployed" as your occupation right now.
Billy: What are you doing? Why is this your problem?
Victoria: (Scoffs) It's not.
Billy: (Scoffs) That's right. It's not your problem. I'm not your headache anymore. There's nothing bonding us together, so you don't need to worry about this.
Victoria: Yeah. You got a point. Never mind. (Sighs) At least take care of yourself.
Nick: All through the lawsuit, Victoria's the one insisting that we get out from under Dad's influence. Abby and I did that. Victoria's the one who gets sucked back in. That is tragic.
Phyllis: Yeah, well, she'll learn again... and again... and again. You know, in the meantime, just be there for her, right? She's your--she's your sister, and you love her, and she is a good source. She is. I mean, she has a front row seat to the cage fight between your father and Adam. Come on, Nick. We can't overlook that story. It's our niche. It's what we do best-- exclusive in-depth interviews and articles about Newman feuds.
Nick: No more stories about Billy and Victoria.
Phyllis: No more stories about Billy and Victoria. I agree. Adam, on the other hand--
Nick: Adam is fair game.
Adam: (Vibrates lips) Oh, my God, that's lava. Oh, come on. Hey, it's Adam Newman. I-I'm lookin' through the memory cards right now. I-I think--I think I found it. I need your help. I want you to restore as much of this data as you can.
Sam: Here's your coffee. Sheri? You're still here.
Sharon: For now. But I can't make you any promises.
Sam: Well, I'll tell you what, I won't worry about what's gonna happen if you will stop worrying about what already happened. Where we are right now, that's--that's--that's plenty good enough for me.
Next on "The Young and the Restless"...
Devon: Tell me why any of us should trust you to do the right thing now.
Lily: Why should we trust you, Cane?
Sharon: You don't want me to stay here?
Adam: I need your help proving that she didn't kill Skye.
Nick: You need evidence of that.
Adam: I'll have it, and soon.
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