Y&R Transcript Thursday 7/2/15


Episode # 10701 ~ Nick & Victor butt heads; Kevin finds a clue about the killer's identity.

Provided By Suzanne

Adam: Jack, I'm sorry. That wasn't supposed to be you. If I had any idea that you were alive or that you needed my help, I would have... helped you. I don't know how you made it back here. I don't know where you were. I'm glad you're back. You know, when I, um -- when I first came back, you were -- you were the only person I could trust. And now here you are. You've made it back only to walk into a bullet that wasn't intended for you. Um... so, hey, there's a woman that, uh -- that called me. She, uh -- she knows who I am. And I don't know why you told her, Jack. I don't know if you trust her. I don't know if you were backed into a corner, but I cannot have people running around that know who I am. It can destroy everything that I've worked for. And I hope that you remember our deal when you wake up, our deal to keep quiet. Jack, there are so many things that have happened, so many things I have to catch you up on. This, um -- Victor hiring this Marco thug, uh, the merger, you laying here like this. I don't really care who Victor thought he was shooting. He did this to you, and I'm gonna make sure he pays for this and for everything he's ever done. And that's gonna start today.

Phyllis: Look at Gabe pleading with Jack for something. It's almost like he's begging him to stay alive or...making a promise. Wonder if this is all for my benefit, if it's real.

Ashley: I don't know. It's kind of hard to tell, isn't it? Gabe is so aggressively unpleasant with everybody except for Jack.

Phyllis: Oh, his father, as he likes to keep reminding us.

Ashley: Yeah, you know what? I don't buy it. I just don't. There's too many weird things about it. I mean, why did Jack keep that relationship a secret for so long? Why was Gabe chasing after Billy's fiancée? What was he doing strolling through the park, finding Jack shot?

Phyllis: You heard what Nikki said, didn't you?

Ashley: Yes. That Victor was in the park before Jack was shot. Yeah, I obsessed about that one all night long.

Phyllis: Well, Victor is denying all of that, but he was there at the scene.

Ashley: So was Gabe, after Jack was shot. Too many coincidences. I don't think it's gonna hold up under scrutiny.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, when I scrutinize too long, I feel like I want to -- I need to stay calm. For Jack. So, trying to scrutinize calmly, maybe Gabe and Victor are in on this together. Gabriel can call himself an Abbott. That doesn't mean he is one.

Ashley: By the way, Billy told me Jack agreed to a DNA test, and the results should be back any day.

Phyllis: Good. Then we'll know who Gabriel is and maybe what side he's gonna choose -- Jack's or Victor's.

[Knock on door]

Nick: Dad?

Victor: Come in, son.

Nick: I came by to find out what the hell happened last night. Are you the prime suspect in Jack's shooting?

Victor: Paul just asked some questions about the evening.

Nick: You were interrogated?

Victor: We had a conversation, then I went home.

Nick: Did you do it?

Victor: Did I what? Have you ever known me to shoot someone in cold blood? Have you ever known me to carry a gun?

Nick: That's not an answer.

Victor: Well, it's an absurd question.

Nick: I know Jack had you arrested for embezzlement.

Victor: Son, I have been betrayed before by someone far closer to me than Jack Abbott.

Nick: Well, maybe Jack finally pushed you too far... and you pushed back.


Marisa: [Sighs]

Noah: Hey. Guess you were tired.

Marisa: [Sighs] It's been a long month. Sleeping on that uncomfortable couch was the first good sleep I've had in a long time.

Noah: I came to check on you when I got in. Wasn't sure if you'd rushed off.

Marisa: Where would I rush to?

Noah: Right. 'Cause of the fight with your boyfriend.

Marisa: Exactly.

Noah: See, thing is, Marisa, it's funny. I asked some people that lived near the fountain if they heard a couple fighting last night. Didn't hear a thing.

Marisa: So it didn't happen?

Noah: Not according to them.

Marisa: Who does that? Asking people, "hey, did you hear a man screaming at a woman last night?"

Noah: Said you'd call your boyfriend, too. Did you?

Marisa: Because you think I owe him peace of mind. What about what he owes me? And why do you care?

Noah: 'Cause I gave you a place to stay last night, I helped you out, and you're not being straight with me.

Marisa: [Sighs]

Noah: Look, I'm gonna tell you something. I'm really tired of being misled, taken advantage of 'cause I'm a nice guy.

Marisa: [Sighs] You were right about last night. Okay? It wasn't just a stupid fight with a stupid boyfriend. I'm in real trouble.

Kevin: And then there's Jack, on tape, going in the same direction just a couple minutes later.

Paul: Right. And this is from the security camera outside the coffee house?

Kevin: Right. Minutes before Jack was shot. And look -- it's not like he's in sweats like he was running laps and he came back.

Paul: No. And there doesn't seem to be a glitch in the recording, either.

Kevin: No, no. And it wouldn't accidentally splice together two different nights. This is clearly from the same night.

Paul: Mm-hmm. Well, we're gonna have to look into it. I'm not exactly sure what it means.

Kevin: [Sighs]

Paul: Until Jack wakes up, I really can't question him directly. So, right now, the priority is finding out who put the bullet in him.

Kevin: Yeah, but you have to admit -- this is so strange, right?

Paul: Well, I'll give you that much. But you know what I really think is strange is the fact that you're working here again. [Chuckles] Is your suspension really over?

Kevin: Oh, it's over. Admit it, boss -- you missed me.

[Cell phone rings]

Paul: Yeah, yeah, maybe a little bit.

Kevin: [Chuckles]

Paul: Yeah, Williams. Right. The ballistics are in on the gun I found in Victor's office. Here we go. All right. Thank you. Wow.

Kevin: Oh, by all means, keep me waiting a little longer.

Paul: Okay. The gun we found in Victor's office hasn't been fired for a long time, so clearly it wasn't used in Jack's shooting.

Kevin: So, Victor wasn't the shooter.

Paul: No, I didn't say Victor wasn't the shooter. I said that gun wasn't used in the shooting.

Kevin: So, you think Victor was the shooter.

Paul: I didn't say that, either. Look, have you been gone so long you've forgotten what we do here? [Sighs] This is an investigation. We investigate thoroughly. We don't jump to conclusions. We work the case and we get the information we need. Then we can make a conclusion. [Chuckling] Detective fiction might be good for you right now.

Kevin: Okay.

Mariah: You sure do know how to charm people.

Kevin: Excuse me. I thought you liked my unconventional charm.

Mariah: I might be alone in that.

Kevin: Yeah. I just -- this case -- it's weird. A guy goes to the park and ends up in a coma.

Mariah: I know. It makes me super-excited to go see fireworks there tonight. Although I was up all night listening to you pace around the house, so I might crash early.

Kevin: Well, forgive me. I was having some very complex thoughts. You know, that video from the coffee house -- it just doesn't make any sense. Jack, twice, before he ends up almost dead, like Austin and Courtney.

Mariah: Clearly you think there is a connection, but it doesn't make any sense. There's no straight line between Jack and our friends.

Kevin: No, not a straight line, but that doesn't mean there isn't a line. So now is where I connect the dots and get you to admit that what happened to Jack and what happened to our friends is tied together.

Victor: So, you have it all figured out, huh?

Nick: At father's day, when we were all together, out of the blue, you decided that we should all go away on vacation. Then you were charged with embezzlement. Then we all get bodyguards. Now Jack's in a coma. But the Abbott family has decided there wasn't any embezzlement because you never took any money. It was just a computer glitch.

Victor: That's right. I didn't take any money, all right? But some people are determined to think the worst of me, especially you and your mother.

Nick: Well, what are we supposed to do? Just believe everything you say like Victoria?

Victor: Victoria's a loyal daughter, son.

Nick: And I'm the disloyal son.

Victor: I can't force you to be loyal.

Nick: But you expect it.

Victor: You know what I expect? For you to tell me what's really on your mind.

Nick: Jack's in a coma, and I know you're not innocent in all this. I had to walk away from the family business because I didn't want any part of this mess. Now I'm walking away from you.

Victor: Well, vaya con dios, pero vaya. That means "Go with God, but go."

Sage: Gabriel might not be forthcoming about everything in his life, but his hatred for Victor is real. He would never side with him. He holds Victor responsible for the death of his father, and nothing will ever change that.

Ashley: Okay. Which father are we talking about? Harrison Bingham? Because according to Gabe, I mean, Jack is the center of his universe, as if no other father ever existed. And by the way, we were having a private conversation, Sage.

Sage: I-I wasn't eavesdropping, and I'm not defending Gabe. I just want to reassure you in the fact that Gabe wishes nothing more than for Victor to suffer.

Phyllis: And yet Victor just promoted him. Gabe couldn't be more pleased.

Ashley: Yeah, and, you know, Gabe and Victor were both in the park when Jack was shot -- Gabe after and Victor before. Don't you think that's an interesting coincidence?

Phyllis: Ashley, she's team Newman because of Nick. Between that and her loyalty to her ex-husband, I'd say her judgment is quite excellent.

Adam: Leave her alone, all right?

Phyllis: Gabe, coma patients can hear when you speak to them. I hope you didn't say anything to upset Jack.

Adam: You okay?

Ashley: It's very sweet how protective you are of each other even though, as far as I can tell, neither one of you needs much protecting.

Adam: Yeah, you can come after me all you want, but just leave her alone, all right?

[Cell phone beeps]

Ashley: [Sighs]

Adam: Is it from Victor about a meeting?

Ashley: Yes. How did you know that?

Adam: Oh, I got the same text about five minutes ago. Guess I'm higher on the food chain than you are. Wouldn't want to be late. Hurry along.

[Cell phone rings]

Adam: Sorry about that. You want to sit down?

Sage: Just answer your phone.

Adam: Hello?

Chelsea: I just got a text to go to Victor's office. Should I be worried?

Adam: Uh, no. Not at all. I'll be right there by your side, okay? I'll see you there.

Sage: Well, you did it. I didn't think it was possible, but you managed to put yourself in a worse position than you were before.

Adam: Worse than before? Wh-what are you talking about? I think everything's coming together quite nicely, actually.

Sage: You have a new father, Jack, who's laying in that bed, and everyone hates you now. Was this a part of your plan? Why didn't you tell me this months ago?

Adam: There have been some unforeseen events.

Sage: Yeah, you think?

Adam: Sage, the end game was for me to have a life with Chelsea and Connor. That's happening, okay? I get to serve up some justice to Victor. That's also happening.

Sage: Why did you tell everyone that you were Jack's son? Where did that come from? Can you imagine what it was like for me when Nick told me the news? He said that "Bingham isn't the man that we thought he was." I almost swallowed my tongue when I thought that he knew about you and Victor.

Adam: Listen, that wasn't my call, okay? Jack made that decision. He thought it would help protect me, and he was right.

Sage: Except now everyone thinks that you're Satan. You might as well be Adam Newman for all the good being Gabe has done for you.

Adam: No one's ever gonna find out that I'm Adam Newman.

Sage: Okay, well, what if they found out that you're not Jack Jr.? Do you know that Phyllis and Ashley are gonna go check the DNA results?

Adam: Well, don't worry about that -- the DNA results. It's not an issue.

Sage: It's an issue for me. If your luck runs out, so does mine. I am complicit. I know who you are. And I wish that I didn't know who you are, because all I want in my life is to be with Nick and to have this baby. And I just wish that I never knew who you were, because --

Adam: Listen to me. You're getting yourself worked up, okay, and you don't need to be worked up. You need to be taking care of yourself. What are you doing here? Yo-you don't need to be here.

Sage: I have a doctor's appointment.

Adam: Is everything all right?

Sage: That's none of your business. Everything is fine.

Adam: Okay. Good. Sage, I'm glad.

Sage: It's not your business. Why don't you go to Victor and go protect Chelsea and do whatever you do. But please do not screw me on this.

Adam: It's all under control, okay?

Phyllis: I warned them you might hear everything we say to you. You may not remember it all, but you can hear it. It's gonna give you some pretty messed-up dreams, that's for sure. And if anyone knows what it's like to be locked in there, it's me. So, I want you to hear this, if nothing else. I love you, I will protect you, and I will stand by you forever and always. But you got to forgive me if I don't trust Gabe. I don't see you in him. And I don't like him being alone in here with you. I wish to god I knew what he was saying in here to you. Because I don't think I would trust a bit of it. I think he and Victor are lying about what happened in the park. I need you to wake up so you can tell me the truth. Wake up. Baby, you've got to come back to me.

Marisa: Have you ever chosen the wrong person to love 'cause you were too stupid, too trusting?

Noah: Maybe. Once or twice.

Marisa: Well, maybe being with someone who didn't respect the law was better than the life you left behind.

Noah: So, what kind of life did you leave behind?

Marisa: My point is, yes, I lied about the details of last night. If my boyfriend does come back, it won't be to make up with me. It will be to shut me up about what I know. He's a man who belongs in a cell.

Noah: So, wait a minute. If this guy is so dangerous, what are you doing here? Why don't you go to the police?

Marisa: If you understood anything, you would know why.

Noah: I get it. You're afraid he's gonna come back.

Marisa: He has a habit of saving his own skin, which means he'll stay away. Maybe if I -- if I stay here, fit in, it'll be fine and he will stay gone.

Noah: So, you're planning on staying in Genoa city?

Marisa: I'd like to.

Noah: But what?

Marisa: Well, if I'm to survive, I-I need a job.

[Door closes]

Victor: Thank you for coming. I invited Kyle, Billy, and Neil, but they couldn't make it.

Ashley: Maybe we should postpone this if it's Newman-Abbott related, because Abby's not here. She's on her way because of Jack, but then again, that's another reason to postpone -- out of respect for your partner.

Victor: Mm, no, I'd rather not.

Chelsea: Can we take a vote, then, because this makes me very nervous.

Victor: And no vote.

Chelsea: If this is about the embezzlement charges --

Ashley: It's not, actually, because that's over.

Victor: The funds weren't embezzled, Chelsea. They were missing because of a computer glitch.

Chelsea: Well, that's a relief.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. Things happen.

Chelsea: I'm gonna go look for Gabe. Excuse me.

Victor: All right.

[Door opens]

Adam: Sorry I'm late. Did I miss anything?

Chelsea: Uh, just a little bit of tension.

Victor: Well, now that you're here, we can continue this conversation. Since my partner, Jack, is incapacitated, I have decided to step away from the company, okay?

Ashley: That's a very wise move.

Victor: And I have decided to appoint a C.E.O.

Ashley: Why isn't Victoria here gloating? She too busy having a new nameplate made up?

Victor: Because, actually, the person in charge will be Jack's son Gabriel.

Marisa: It fits good.

Sage: Uh, are we handing out t-shirts to patrons now?

Noah: Sage, Marisa. Marisa, Sage.

Sage: Hi.

Noah: She's our new staffer.

Sage: Oh, hi.

Nick: New staffer? I thought I was the one who did the hiring around here.

Noah: I was being proactive. Besides, everybody new in town ends up working here anyway.

Nick: That's not true.

Sage: [Chuckles]

Noah: Look -- look at it this way -- we hire an extra pair of hands now, gives us time to get her settled in before Sage takes maternity leave. And, dad, hopefully you'll be taking some paternity leave.

Nick: That's not a bad idea.

Sage: I-I think it's a great idea. Don't you? Because you won't even let me lift a case of beer.

Marisa: [Chuckles]

Nick: That is a great idea. Thank you, son.

Noah: You're welcome.

Nick: Marisa, welcome to the team. Uh, can I talk to you for a second?

Noah: Sure. Yeah. [Clears throat]

Sage: I'll show you the back.

Marisa: Okay.

Noah: Any news about Jack?

Nick: Only that I'm more convinced than ever that your grandfather's involved. And I'm out.

Noah: Out of what?

Nick: Just -- I'm not gonna try and understand or rationalize anything he does. Look, I'm staying away from your grandfather, and I want you and your sister to do the same. I do not want my kids anywhere near this mess.

Mariah: So, you're gonna convince me that Jack Abbott's attempted murder is connected to two completed murders?

Kevin: Does that seem farfetched?

Mariah: A tad.

Kevin: Good. Then you're gonna be really impressed when I pull this off.

Mariah: Go for it. Convince away.

Kevin: The connection is the video. Remember how Austin had the video of Jack on his laptop?

Mariah: Yeah, some random footage of him in the park.

Kevin: Well, random to us, but not random to Austin, because he took it. And what it was and why it was important -- that's what I don't know.

Mariah: I thought you were trying to convince me of something. You are doing a terrible job.

Kevin: [Sighs] Moving on... remember how Courtney was looking at the surveillance footage the day she was killed?

Mariah: Yeah, and then the police computer system was obliterated.

Kevin: Right. She found something worth ditching her wedding for but then, suddenly, there's no footage.

Mariah: All right. Your powers of persuasion are getting stronger.

Kevin: Good. This brings us to last night. Jack, the same park, and what do you know? The surveillance video is down. There is no footage. So, maybe I'm right. Maybe Jack confronted someone who could implicate him in the murders, and he got shot.

Mariah: So, that would mean that Jack Abbott is the killer.

Kevin: Or he confronted the killer and that's what got him shot.

Mariah: So, either way, he knows more than we thought.

Kevin: Well, we can't ask Jack now, and now I sound exactly like the chief. That's just what he said to me. But my point is I have convinced you, haven't I?

Mariah: You don't sound completely wrong.

Kevin: I'm not even a little bit wrong. This has always come back to Jack. We just didn't know it.

Phyllis: I usually love fireworks. But today, I... I kind of dread them -- the sound and the flash. Makes me wonder what you heard, what you saw in that park. This should have never happened.

[Door opens]

Paul: Phyllis.

Phyllis: What have you found out about the investigation?

Paul: Ballistics came back on the gun we found in Victor's office. It wasn't the weapon used in the shooting.

Phyllis: So, what are you saying? You don't think Victor did it?

Paul: No, it just wasn't the gun used to shoot Jack. It doesn't mean that Victor wasn't holding the gun that was used.

Adam: Gee whiz, Victor. Uh, I appreciate your confidence in me. Thank you.

Chelsea: It's wonderful.

Adam: Yeah.

Ashley: It's wrong.

Victor: Why? Would you prefer Victoria to be in charge?

Ashley: It takes some serious brass to make executive appointments after what happened in the park last night.

Victor: I made the decision precisely after the conversation I had with Jack last night.

Ashley: Oh, really? So, you and Jack were talking about promotions even though you have no idea how he ended up in the hospital?

Victor: He just wanted to make sure that Gabriel had more power at Newman-Abbott.

Ashley: He never mentioned that to me. Funny.

Adam: Oh, we'll bring it up with him when he makes up, makes a full recovery. Until then, I plan on doing everything I can to justify his faith in me. Ashley, I'm positive you and I can figure out a way to work together.

Ashley: That's so reassuring. Could you please leave? I would like to speak with Victor alone.

Chelsea: No problem.

Adam: Oh, um, Victor. You've done a great thing for the company, done the right thing by Jack.

Chelsea: Come on. Let's go.

Ashley: You never spoke to Billy or anybody else because you knew he would tear this place apart, as well as Victoria. Is she aware how you just shoved her aside?

Victor: A decision had to be made. And I made it.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. Of your own free will?

Victor: I do everything of my own free will.

Ashley: Really? So, Gabe doesn't have anything on you? Because I know you wouldn't make him head of the company unless he was blackmailing you.

Victor: That's absurd.

Ashley: I think maybe it's the lesser of two evils for you. You get to stay out of jail. He gets to have the company. Because Gabe saw you shoot Jack, didn't he?

Noah: So, what are you saying, dad? You're convicting grandpa of attempted murder? He hasn't even been charged with anything. You think maybe you're jumping the gun here?

Nick: It's not up to me what the authorities do. But this situation with your grandfather is toxic, and I don't want you anywhere near it.

Noah: I appreciate your concern. I do. But I think that I need to make my own decision on this.

Nick: What is there to decide? Your grandfather could have very well shot Jack.

Noah: I understand that there are some questions that need to be asked --

Nick: There are more than just questions, Noah. There's red flags everywhere.

Noah: Look, not too long ago, everybody was calling mom a killer. And she was innocent.

Nick: That doesn't mean your grandpa is.

Noah: Everybody was willing to let her go down for something that she did not do. Now, I can't just turn my back on family like that. I need the facts.

Nick: Do you know how many times I have wanted to believe in my dad? Almost as many times as he has let me down. And when that happens, when the person that you have all this faith in --

Noah: If it happens, dad, it happens. But if I walk away from grandpa, you know what? I think I'm just letting myself down, not just him.

Nick: I'm just trying to save you some heartbreak down the line.

Noah: My fiancée was murdered, dad. I-I am fully aware of how terrible the world can be. But that does not mean that I'm gonna walk around, looking at every single person, assuming the worst.

Nick: Sometimes, with my dad, that's the safest way. He has gotten away with so much in life. I don't think he's gonna get away with this.

Phyllis: Good. Victor's not off the hook. He was there. He was with Jack in the park. He walked away. Jack didn't. That means something.

Paul: Yeah, I agree. My gut tells me that Victor is involved. To what extent, I'm not too sure, but I'll find out.

Phyllis: Jack didn't deserve this. I don't care how he's acted in the last month or what he's done. But there is no reason he should be lying in this bed right now.

Paul: I know. I gave you my word that whoever did this to him wouldn't get away with it.

Phyllis: I'm gonna hold you to that, Paul.

Victor: If you're so certain what happened, then there's no longer any sense in continuing this conversation.

Ashley: Jack is my brother. I want to know why the hell this happened to him.

Victor: I have no idea.

Ashley: Yes, you do. You and Gabe both know more than you're saying. You spoke with Jack, and it wasn't about the stupid promotion. I want to know what was said. He is my brother.

Victor: He's not your brother.

Ashley: Listen, don't you dare pull that stupid paternity crap with me.

Victor: Let me just say that Jack is no longer the person that I knew him to be, all right? I have no idea what happened. I had nothing to do with it.


Chelsea: C.E.O. of Newman-Abbott. I can't believe you're gonna -- you're gonna be the C.E.O. of Newman-Abbott. I-I practically passed out back there.

Adam: Yeah, I-I can't believe Victor trusted me with that.

Chelsea: Well, because Jack asked him to for your sake.

Adam: Yeah. Yeah, I didn't expect that, you know? But I'll do him proud for sure, and then, uh, you know, when he wakes up, I'll thank him. And he will wake up, Chelsea. He will. I know the man well enough to know that.

Chelsea: [Sighs] You know, you don't have to take the position.

Adam: Why wouldn't I take it?

Chelsea: Well, because it's gonna be a whole new hell for you, quite frankly. They're gonna think that you made a deal with the devil. You saw Ashley's face back there. Now, can you imagine when she tells Billy and Kyle, Abby -- oh, god, and then there's lovely Victoria.

Adam: Listen, I-I can't -- I can't worry about those people, okay? The only thing I can worry about is Jack. Now, Victor -- he hasn't been charged with murder yet, but he's still a suspect.

Chelsea: Wh-what do you mean?

Adam: I mean he's vulnerable, you know? That doesn't happen very often. When it does, you got to strike, bring him down.

Chelsea: There it is again.

Adam: What?

Chelsea: The, um -- the look in your eyes and the sound of your voice when you talk about bringing Victor down -- exactly like Adam.

Noah: So, yeah, look, it's -- it's all intuitive. Uh, when there's time to stock the bar, do as much as you can, 'cause you can never predict a rush. And, um, if you don't know how to pour cocktails, just do beer and wine and shots until you're ready. Okay? Look, I know it's -- it's a lot to take in --

Marisa: I can handle it.

Noah: Yeah. Yeah, I guess you -- you probably can, huh?

Marisa: So, what do I start with now?

Noah: Now. Go take a break. Go. Get out of here. Go see the sun. You've been in here since last night, so...

Marisa: I do have some errands.

Noah: Um, hey, listen, uh, do you need -- do you need some, uh -- need an advance for -- for, uh, uh, necessities, clothes, anything?

Marisa: No.

Noah: You sure?

Marisa: No, Noah. You've done me two favors already. Thank you.

Noah: Okay.

Marisa: [Sighs] Thank you. I-I'll be back.

Noah: All right.

[Door opens, closes]

Mariah: Seriously? She works here? I really hope we're gonna be splitting tips, because she's gonna make a fortune.

Noah: Uh...came in last night. She needed a job.

Mariah: Oh, because she lost her modeling contract? Hey, is it me or is she stupid hot?

Kevin: Well, she's not not hot. No.

Mariah: But she needs a job. Here. Doing this.

Noah: She's not working some kind of angle, if that's what you're getting at, Mariah? Okay, people do what they have to do. All right? You know what? After all the crap that we've been dealt lately, it feels really nice for me to help somebody out.

Mariah: Okay. I hear you. But I still vote that we split tips.

Sage: And according to the doctor, the baby and I are doing just great.

Nick: I wish I could have been there.

Sage: Me, too. I saw Ashley and Phyllis at the hospital. I'm so sorry for what they're going through.

Nick: [Sighs] I spent my whole life watching Jack and my dad at each other's throats. But gunfire? I mean, he could have done it. My dad has crossed the line so many times. I never would have seen it coming, but it doesn't mean my dad is innocent. Noah and Vick -- they just refuse to see it, but...I can't stand behind him.

Sage: I never had a family, not like yours. I mean, I had the Binghams, but losing them one by one -- that was hard enough.

Nick: So, do you think I should just suck it up for the family's sake?

Sage: No, not exactly. I'm just saying that...I'm sure that it hurts having this distance between you and your dad. I'm not judging, okay? I'm just sympathizing.

Nick: My dad expects blind loyalty and won't accept anything else. I just can't do it. I want to be like Noah and my sister. I want to believe in my dad. And the hardest part about Noah having all this faith in him is I wish I had some reason to feel the same way.

Adam: Chelsea, maybe I do sound like Adam. I don't know. All I know is you asked me to be myself. This is me, okay? I hate Victor Newman. He destroyed the man that I loved as a father. He crushed every vision I had of myself and my future. And now, if he shot Jack, he -- he's done it all over again. And what world do we live in where a man gets away with something like that?

Chelsea: I mean, we don't know for certain that he did it, right? I've just done too many terrible things in my life to start judging other people.

Adam: Okay, well, have you ever taken a life? Or have you ever destroyed someone for sport?

Chelsea: It will consume you, Gabe -- all of the hate. I saw it happen with Adam, and I worry that you're going down the same path.

Adam: It won't consume me, okay? The only thing that matters to me is you and Connor.

Chelsea: But, I mean, you have to have your own life. It's not just about me and my son.

Adam: Does it make you nervous?

Chelsea: No, it's just -- you and I --

Adam: 'Cause I know we have our ups and downs, but, you know, I feel like we're pretty good together. And I know I drive you nuts, but you put up with it. You center me, right, keep me from going over the edge. Victor destroyed my old family and my new one. I'm not gonna let him do that to you or Connor, okay? Trust me.

Chelsea: I do.

Adam: Yeah? Should we be consumed by something else? Yeah?

Chelsea: I like that idea.

Phyllis: Back away from him. You stay away right now.

Victor: I didn't mean to surprise you.

Phyllis: You want him to stay unconscious. You want him to stay this way so he can never say you tried to kill him.

Sage: You are a good father, and you have three great kids. And I've known since the day that I met you how important they are in your life, and not as little mini-nicks or as a reflection on you. You love them for who they are and not for who you think they should be.

Nick: Except my son thinks I'm dictating to him who he can be loyal to.

Sage: Okay, but did you threaten him? Did you make him feel badly about how he feels?

Nick: Of course not.

Sage: That's a win. I mean, it may not feel like that at the moment, but you did the best thing you could for Noah. You raised him to think for himself.

Nick: Well, it'd be nice if he listened to me, you know, took my advice.

Sage: Yeah. Good luck with that one.

Nick: You know, you're gonna be a great mom.

Sage: Do you think so? 'Cause I just keep envisioning all these rookie mistakes I'm gonna make. It's terrifying.

Nick: Well, I'm gonna be right there with you. We'll make those mistakes together. I mean, you're probably gonna make a lot more than me, but...

Sage: [Laughs] Probably.

Nick: I'm just gonna love the heck out of this kid, you know? I'm not gonna smother him.

Sage: Mm-hmm.

Nick: Maybe a little.

Sage: Little bit? A little bit?

Nick: A little smothering.

Sage: [Chuckles]

Nick: But I'm want to be a dad that they're proud of. Are we dancing?

Sage: [Chuckles] No. It's the fourth of July. We're gonna go pick up faith, go to the park for the fireworks, envision what it's gonna be like next year with her little baby brother or baby sister. Okay, the truth is I really just want a hot dog with all the relish, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.

Nick: I got it. Let's -- let's go.

Sage: Chili cheese fries and those doughnuts.

Nick: Yeah, okay. Hot dogs and doughnuts.

Sage: [Laughs]

Kevin: Bye.

Mariah: Hey, Noah. Did it wear off? The good mood from helping out an unemployed supermodel.

Noah: She's not a supermodel. She's a person. Shut up.

Mariah: I see it did wear off -- the good mood. You're kind of in the mood that I've been in since I was, like, mm, 12. Whereas I'm naturally crabby, you actually have a reason to be -- the whole Jack/Victor debacle.

Noah: And since Sharon is your mother, you think that Victor did it. Of course, you would think that the guy that would hire you to haunt your mother would shoot an unarmed man.

Mariah: I didn't say that, but thank you so much for the reminder.

Noah: Sorry.

Kevin: Actually, we do have news. Ballistics came back. The gun they found in Victor's office was not used to shoot Jack.

Noah: Thank god. So, grandpa didn't do it.

Victor: I just came to tell Jack the good news -- that as per his request, I appointed Gabriel interim C.E.O.

Phyllis: Per his request? Was that before you shot him?

Victor: I did not shoot him.

Phyllis: You sent a bullet into Jack's body, and you watched him fall. You shot my husband, and you left him there to die. You lied about seeing him. You only admitted to being with Jack because Nikki ratted you out, so do not try to play hero about saving him from the building collapse or taking me out of my coma, because you destroyed every good thing you have ever done last night. And if my husband doesn't make it, I will destroy you myself. Are you listening to me? Jack. Baby, baby, can you hear me?

Ashley: "Results confirm a match between subject 'a,' Jack Abbott, and subject 'b,' Gabriel Bingham."

Adam: You hungry? I bet you're hungry. What can I get you? Name it.

Chelsea: A shower.

Adam: Ah! Shower. That sounds fantastic.

Chelsea: No, no, I'm gonna shower by myself.

Adam: Oh, that sounds horrible.

Chelsea: But I was thinking, um, of taking Connor to go see the fireworks tonight. Would you want to come?

Adam: That...

Chelsea: Sounds pretty fun.

Adam: ...Sounds...

Chelsea: Boring?

Adam: Perfect, I was gonna say, actually. Perfect.

Chelsea: Good. Mm, no. I have to get ready. You stay.

[Knock on door]

Adam: Can I help you?

Marisa: I told you I'd be in touch, Adam.

Phyllis: It's me. I'm with you. You're in the hospital. You were shot. Can you tell me who did this? Do you know who shot you?

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

Paul: No one saw Victor shoot Jack.

Adam: That's not true.

Stitch: Police arrested someone?

Ashley: No, but they have a suspect.

Abby: Who is it?

Phyllis: Stay the hell away from my husband!

Jack: [Wheezing]

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