Y&R Transcript Tuesday 12/22/15


Episode # 10822 ~ Victor makes a tough decision for his family; Victoria contemplates reaching out to Billy for Christmas; Adam reconnects with Sharon.

Provided By Suzanne

Abby: It made the GC buzz.

Victoria: [Sighs] What?

Abby: What happened at the underground last night.

Victoria: Abby, aren't you supposed to be working?

Abby: "It's been awhile since Billy Abbott's hell-raising days, but he's back in top form." [Scoffs] "Last night at the underground, after consuming several drinks, Abbott ran into his ex, Victoria Newman, and his ex's ex, Ben Rayburn, who was with his fiancée, Abbott's niece, the former naked heiress, Abby Newman." Does anyone read this stuff?

Victoria: Yeah. You do.

Abby: "The family reunion quickly turned into a battle royale as words were exchanged, punches were thrown, and Abbott ended up on the floor. Though no clear winner was declared, the show was a hit and we expect Billy to take it on the road. Look for future performances at a bar near you."

Victoria: Abby, what happened to those third quarter reports that you were supposed to give to me?

Abby: I e-mailed them to you. I could strangle Billy for behaving the way he did. [Sighs]

Victoria: I would really just like to wrap up work because I have more Christmas things to get ready for.

Abby: What about Billy?

Victoria: What about Billy?

Abby: I don't blame you for being majorly mad at him. But don't you think you could find it in your heart to let him celebrate Christmas with you and the kids?

Jack: This wasn't a romantic rendezvous. This was a trick. You planned for Billy to be here all along.

Phyllis: Yes.

Jack: Don't lie to m-- so you admit it? This was your plan?

Phyllis: I didn't want your brother to be alone for the holidays.

Jack: If he hadn't screwed up beyond comprehension, he wouldn't be alone. He'd be with his family at Christmas.

Phyllis: We are his family.

Billy: You know what? It's okay, Phyllis. It's obvious to me there's no room in the inn, so I'm just gonna hit the road.

Phyllis: No. Nobody is leaving here until we work this out. ,

Chelsea: Caught you.

Adam: No. No, you did not catch me at all. Actually, Santa Claus asked me to put these presents under the tree for him.

Chelsea: Oh, did he?

Adam: Yeah, that's right.

Chelsea: What a helpful, sexy elf you are.

Adam: Oh, thank you. I appreciate that. I'll make sure I relay that to him next time I see him.

Chelsea: Oh, well, speaking of, we're seeing him today.

Adam: Santa Claus?

Chelsea: Yes, we are. Are you excited?

Adam: Well, that sounds like fun. I want to go. I love Santa Claus.

Chelsea: Seriously?

Adam: Yeah.

Chelsea: I thought you had to go to the office today.

Adam: Nope. Cleared the whole day for you two.

Chelsea: Well...

Adam: Sound good?

Chelsea: That sounds amazing.

Adam: All right.

Chelsea: So, Santa, here we come.

Adam: Santa, here we come.

Chelsea: Let's go. Yeah, we'll put it on in the elevator.

Adam: Yeah, we'll put it on in the elevator. Come here, buddy.

Chelsea: Oh, what are you gonna ask Santa for, huh? [Chuckles]

Adam: Do you have his gloves?

Chelsea: Yeah, I got it all.

Dylan: You still working on your Christmas list?

Faith: Not mine. Sully's. I don't know what he wants.

Dylan: Well, how about a truck or a dinosaur?

Faith: Or a doll. Boys can play with dolls.

Sharon: I mean, they can.

Dylan: Uh, okay. A doll driving a truck.

Faith: I like it.

Dylan: [Chuckles] Hey!

Nikki: Hello.

Faith: Hi, grandma.

Nikki: Hello, my Christmas angel. Mwah.

Faith: Do you have presents in there?

Nikki: Well, yes, I guess I do.

Dylan: Here. I'll take that.

Nikki: Thank you. And one of them I think needs to be opened early.

Sharon: [Gasps]

Faith: Can I open it, mommy?

Sharon: Well, it is a bit early, but if grandma says it's okay.

Nikki: It's okay.

Faith: Okay.

Sharon: Oh.

Faith: Aww! For me and sully?

Nikki: Yes, of course for you and sully. I couldn't resist.

Sharon: Nikki, this is so sweet. Thank you.

Dylan: Yeah, thank you so much.

Nikki: Oh, you're welcome.

Dylan: They're awesome.

Faith: Can we wear them to the Christmas party at yours and grandpa's house?

Nikki: Well, honey, I don't know if we're all going to be able to get together this year.

Faith: But it's sully's first Christmas. Don't you want it to be special, grandma?

Victoria: I can't tell you how Christmas is gonna go this year because, these days, I can't predict what Billy's gonna do.

Abby: I'm sure he wants to be with you and the kids.

Victoria: A few months ago, that wouldn't have been a question.

Abby: And then Adam came back and ruined our lives.

Victoria: Stop blaming Adam for all of Billy's poor choices. If he wants to spend his Christmas with a bottle of booze in his hand and a racing form in the other, it's totally up to him.

Abby: He wouldn't do that to Johnny and Katie. Or you.

Victoria: Look, I just really want this to be a wonderful holiday for the kids. That's all.

[Door opens]

Noah: Grandpa, I got that contract that you were -- hey. My family. Didn't know you guys were here, too.

Abby: We work here. Apparently so do you.

Noah: Yeah, I guess I didn't get a chance to tell you last night at the underground.

Victoria: I didn't even know that you were considering coming back to Newman.

Abby: Especially since you've been at odds with dad over Marisa.

Noah: Well, it turns out that grandpa was right. Uh, Marisa went back to Luca. So, I decided I need to make some changes in my life.

Abby: That's very mature of you.

Noah: Well, if I can, I'd like to help grandpa rebuild this company.

Victoria: Yes, we all do. But it's gonna have to wait till after Christmas, because I have some last-minute Christmas shopping that I need to take care of.

Abby: Oh, yes, right behind you. Let's hit the stores.

Noah: All right.

Victor: You get an assistant to run your errands, all right? If we're gonna get back on track, I need all of you here.

Abby: Today?

Victor: Today, tomorrow, until Newman is back on top.

Nikki: Well, of course I want sully's first Christmas to be special. It's just that...

Dylan: Um, you know, after we open presents Christmas morning, sully is gonna be wiped and he'll probably sleep the rest of the day.

Sharon: That's what babies his age do.

Dylan: So, you don't have to worry about putting on a big gathering for his sake.

Faith: What about daddy?

Sharon: Well, he and sage promised they'd be home from their trip before Christmas.

Faith: But they'll still be sad about Christian. If our family doesn't get together, they'll be even more sad.

Nikki: You know what? You are absolutely right. No matter what else is going on in our lives, we always have to make time for our family.

Faith: So you'll have a party?

Nikki: Well, I'm gonna talk to your grandpa about it. I'm sure he'll agree. We'll have to plan something very special.

Faith: [Giggles]

Victoria: I finished the forecast for the next year in the Asian markets. I contacted the plant manager at our Cleveland refinery, and the workers will continue production as long as we agree that the contract will be retroactive.

Abby: And I checked in with IT. To make sure that our antivirus software is fully operational.

Victoria: Dad, you know, we've been here. We put in a whole day.

Abby: And I have some Christmas shopping to do. And, well, there's the small matter of my wedding. [Chuckles]

Victor: As top executives, Newman enterprises should be your priority.

Abby: Uh, it is. I-I just thought that we would be closing for the holiday like jabot.

Victoria: Well, not that jabot is a company that we want to be emulating since they are likely to be closing down for good soon.

Abby: Thanks to you.

Victor: What happened to jabot is entirely due to Billy boy Abbott.

Abby: There had to have been some other way that they could repay you for the money that they owe you. I mean, you didn't have to bring them to their knees.

Victor: After what Billy boy has done to my company? Are you kidding?

Abby: They're my family.

Victor: You're at Newman. You are COO. Of this company. However, if you'd rather work for jabot, then make up your mind, let me know, and I'll find a replacement for you. How's that?

Noah: I don't think that that's what Abby means.

Abby: Of course not. I was just expressing my opinion. I thought that was allowed.

Victor: Just as long as you know that I have the final word, okay?

Victoria: I think that everybody here knows that.

Victor: Uh, Connie has a list of things for you to do that need to be handled today. Uh, by the way, before you get started, where's -- where's Adam?

Chelsea: Hi, guys.

Dylan: Hey.

Adam: Hey.

Sharon: Oh, are you guys out doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, too?

Chelsea: We're actually taking Connor to visit Santa, but we stopped by Fenmore's, and it looks like Santa's on a break, so...

Sharon: Yeah, we were about to go and do the same thing, but I guess there's no rush, right?

Faith: It's sully's first time to see Santa.

Chelsea: Oh, that's so exciting!

Adam: Yeah, yeah, he looks, uh... well, I mean, you know, he looks asleep.

Chelsea: [Laughs]

Dylan: Uh, we just, uh, made some cookies. Do you want to go see if they're ready?

Faith: Yeah.

Chelsea: Oh, cool. I'll go with you guys. [Chuckles]

Adam: Hello, Sharon.

Sharon: Adam. You know, I remember I-I ran into you, or I ran into "Gabe" here shortly after he came to town.

Adam: Yeah.

Sharon: And... I had this funny feeling when I saw you.

Adam: Yeah. Um... listen, about that, you know, um, if I could have just told you who I was, if I could have said, "hey, Sharon, it's me," I-I would have said that to you.

Sharon: Yeah, I know. I know. We used to be so close.

Adam: Yeah.

Sharon: So... what do you think?

Adam: Uh, of him? Oh, wow, I mean, you know, he's great. You're lucky to have him in your life.

Phyllis: Billy, use your head for a second.

Jack: Why start now?

Phyllis: Not helping.

Billy: This isn't going to work, Phyllis. My brother isn't interested in helping me.

Jack: Oh, and why should I be?

Billy: Are we done here?

Phyllis: No, we are not done. If you two stubborn you-know-whats would just sit down and talk, you could probably figure this out.

Jack: No amount of talking is going to straighten out what he did, and not just to me. He put our entire family in jeopardy.

Billy: Oh, here we go -- "how Billy screwed up, by big brother Jack."

Jack: Oh, trust me, I'm as bored with this as you are.

Billy: I knew that trying to fix things with you was pointless. Phyllis, thank you so much for trying, but I am out of here.

Phyllis: How? I brought you up here. You don't have a car.

Jack: Or a valid driver's license, for that matter.

Billy: Well, despite the condescension, I don't need one to walk to the main road and hitch a ride.

Phyllis: I'm not moving.

Billy: [Chuckles] Well, good for me there's a back door, so...

Phyllis: Billy. Billy!

[Door closes]

Phyllis: Nice, Jack. Real nice.

Jack: [Sighs]

Sharon: I didn't know that babies made you emotional. Though I knew you had a soft heart.

Adam: Come on, now. Don't go spreading rumors about me. I got a reputation to uphold here.

Sharon: I never believed that bad-boy act.

Adam: Well, my story has already been written. Unlike Sullivan here. He's got his whole life ahead of him. Endless possibilities. It's... it's pretty amazing if you think about it, isn't it?

Sharon: When you consider all that he went through to get here.

Adam: Yeah, I heard about your stay at Fairview. I'm glad everything worked out for you.

Sharon: I'm happy for you, too. I mean, you got a second chance with Chelsea and Connor. What more could you ask for?

Adam: Not a thing.

[Cell phone rings]

Adam: Excuse me. [Clears throat] Noah, what's up?

Noah: Uh, I'm at the office, and grandpa is wondering why you're not here.

Adam: Well, I'm not there because I took the day off to be with my family, Noah.

Noah: Yeah, uh, Victoria and Abby tried that, too, but grandpa shut them down, so they're here working, and so is he.

Adam: Why don't one of you tell him that, you know, Christmas is right around the corner?

Noah: Yeah, I'm gonna let you tell him that when you give him the report that you're supposed to be working on.

Adam: Tell the Grinch that I'll be there in a minute. Hey.

Chelsea: What's wrong?

Adam: Oh. Looks like you're gonna have to go see Santa Claus with Connor by yourself. I can't go.

Chelsea: I had a feeling Victor was gonna track you down.

Adam: Yeah. Sorry about that.

Chelsea: It's all right. We'll, um, we'll take plenty of pictures for you.

Adam: Okay. Thank you. Thanks for understanding.

Chelsea: Of course.

Adam: And, listen, um, say hi to Santa for me, okay? Can you do that? All right. Here's his hat.

Chelsea: Thank you.

Adam: And, uh, you know, don't get mad at him if he cries. It's a normal thing. I cried when I was his age. It's not weird. Um, good seeing you again, Sharon.

Sharon: You, too.

Adam: Bye.

Sharon: So, how do you feel about Adam working at Newman?

Chelsea: I'm a little nervous, a little worried.

Sharon: Yeah, that's how I always felt every time nick went back there, and now Noah's there.

Chelsea: Victor's Victor. That's never gonna change, so I just have to have faith in my husband and faith that he is making the right choice.

Sharon: Sometimes that's all you can do, is just know that somehow everything's gonna work out the way it's supposed to.

Dylan: I think it just did.

Faith: Santa!

Ho, ho, ho, ho!


Chelsea: Look who's here, honey!


Chelsea: Oh, my goodness!


Phyllis: You're upset with me.

Jack: I came up here to get away from the family drama. You brought it with you.

Phyllis: It follows you wherever you go.

Jack: We should be focused on us right now, you and me.

Phyllis: Billy needs you. In spite of his bravado.

Jack: Is that what you just saw? I just saw Billy being Billy.

Phyllis: You wouldn't have it any other way.

Jack: No. I'd like to see him grow up a little bit. I'd like to see him take responsibility for his actions.

Phyllis: Honey, I wished for the same thing with Daniel. Then I finally realized he was never gonna do that as long as I kept cleaning up his messes.

Jack: Yeah, I've been doing that for Billy his whole life. And you're right. It just gives him permission to keep hurting the people who really care about him. But this time... this time is different. This time he didn't just leave a few people in his wake. He did terrible damage to jabot and everyone that worked there. I just let go of valuable employees who'd been with us for years!

Phyllis: I know, sweetie. I know it hurts you to let those employees go, especially this time of year.

Jack: These are real people with families, with mortgages and -- and medical bills and tuitions.

Phyllis: I know. Billy did not mean to hurt anyone.

Jack: No, of course he didn't. He was just blinded by his own pain. Wanted to make sure Adam paid for what he did to Delia and Victor paid for keeping Adam out of prison and...

Phyllis: He wanted them to both pay. I mean, surely you can understand that.

Jack: You know what I understand? He wants them to be held accountable for their actions. Well, he should have the same thing. He can't turn everyone's life upside down and expect everybody to just give him a free pass.

Phyllis: What about you, Jack? I mean, forget about everyone. What about you? Are you willing to forgive Billy?

Victoria: I'll handle the labor negotiations. You work on the lease agreements. And once we've finished with that, we'll tackle the regional budget reports.

Abby: [Whispers] We're gonna be here all night.

Victoria: [Whispers] And probably most of tomorrow.

Abby: Christmas eve? Is dad gonna e-mail us Christmas morning asking us for updates?

Victoria: I hope not.

Abby: [Sighs]

Victor: This is excellent work, Noah.

Noah: Thank you. What else can I do?

Victor: You know you're the only one who hasn't complained about being here today?

Noah: You know, I'm really glad to be back here working with you again, grandpa.

[Door opens]

Nikki: Well, as far as I'm concerned, I don't think anybody should be here.

Victoria: Yeah. Tell that to dad.

Noah: How you doing?

Nikki: Victor, please. Christmas is around the corner. For heaven's sake. You know what happened to scrooge when he overworked his employees. Oh, my.

Abby: What was that?

Nikki: I would say it's a warning.

Jack: I don't care if it is Christmas. I'm not gonna let Billy off the hook for what he did.

Phyllis: I am not asking you to do that. I am asking you to not cut him out of your life.

Jack: No, but I am definitely gonna cut him off from his bank account.

Phyllis: What?

Jack: All of Billy's money comes from the family trust. The last time he went on a gambling spree, we had a lawyer set up an emergency shut-off to protect his assets.

Phyllis: He's a grown man.

Jack: If he'd start acting like a grown man, maybe he could have access to his money. He brought nothing but shame to our family and to my father's name. My father would be so disappointed in him.

Phyllis: You have every right to be angry.

Jack: Thank you.

Phyllis: But Billy needs your support. And if you are not gonna forgive him, at least give him that. Jack, you're all he's got. Victoria has cut him off.

Jack: Do you blame her? She's protecting herself and her children.

Phyllis: What if I did that to you? What if I abandoned you when you hit bottom instead of bringing you here and helping you detox? You have always said that I saved your life.

Jack: You did.

Phyllis: Billy needs someone to do that for him. Are you really gonna turn your back on him? Or are you gonna go out there and find him and bring him back here? We both know he is stubborn enough to stay out there until he freezes to death.

[Door closes]

Phyllis: [Sighs]

Sharon: Say "reindeer"!

Faith: Reindeer!

Sharon: Cute! [Laughs] Okay, say "eggnog."

Faith: Eggnog!

Sharon: [Laughs] Aww.

Chelsea: You, um, you seem to be enjoying your son's first Christmas.

Dylan: Uh, you seem to be full of holiday cheer, also. I guess being back with Adam is agreeing with you.

Chelsea: Yeah. I know he's not your favorite person.

Dylan: Hmm. As long as you and Connor are happy, that's all that matters.

Chelsea: We are.

Dylan: What?

Chelsea: No, it's just -- it's nice that we can -- we can talk like this and enjoy a moment with our kids.

Dylan: Yeah, I know. After everything we've been through, it's, uh, pretty crazy.

Chelsea: I'll always regret letting you think that Connor was your son, Dylan. I'M...

Dylan: No, no, look, if anybody, uh, should feel guilty, it's me.

Chelsea: No, definitely not.

Dylan: Look, it's hard not to. Every time I, uh, I see Connor, it reminds me of when I freaked out, took him, and I ran.

Chelsea: It's not who you are anymore.

Dylan: I hope not.

Chelsea: There's a real peace about you now. I can see it in your eyes. It's probably because you finally have the family you've always wanted.

Dylan: Yeah, maybe.

Chelsea: What?

Dylan: Uh, I don't know. It just, you know, sometimes, uh, it seems too good to be true.

Chelsea: No. Not this time, Dylan. You're a good man with a good heart. And you're finally getting the happiness you deserve.

[Telephone rings]

Abby: You really think someone's trying to warn us?

Victor: Hello? Yes. Well, thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it.

Noah: What is it, grandpa?

Victor: [Sighs] The construction crew is wrapping up their renovation of the top floor, so they're working on the wiring.

Abby: [Sighs] That's a relief.

Victor: They didn't expect us to be working today.

Nikki: Well, no, of course they didn't. And we shouldn't be working today. Everybody should be home with their families.

Victor: Has it occurred to you that this company almost burned down to the ground, we almost lost everything? We need to do everything in our power to rebuild this to make sure that everyone knows we are as strong as ever.

Nikki: I came here to talk to you about organizing the family so that we can celebrate Christmas together, but apparently work is more important to you.

Victor: The best thing I can do for my family is to preserve their legacy, and I will do that.

Nikki: Well, if you just want to spend the entire Christmas season behind your desk, I guess you're gonna do it.

Victor: So what if I do?

Nikki: Didn't all of us nearly dying in that fire teach you anything?

Victor: You know what it taught me? That I need to do everything in my power to protect what is ours.

Nikki: You should be grateful that we survived. I've come over here to talk to you about that, and you're too busy putting all of your concentration on making the company the top again!

Victor: You bet I am.

Nikki: Well, you have always believed in mutual respect. I know that. Your children do, your grandchildren do. They are here showing you that respect. Now it's time that you showed them some, Victor.

Victor: Do you know why my children and why you live the lives you live? Because I'm working hard!

Nikki: I know that, darling. But this is Christmas now. That's enough.

Victor: Nonsense.

Nikki: I've said enough.

[Door opens]

[Door closes]

Chelsea: Smile! We want to get a good shot for Daddy! Connor! Smile! Perfect. Perfect, huh? Thank you, Santa.

Santa: You're very welcome.

Chelsea: My big boy.

Santa: Oh!

Chelsea: Oh!

Santa: I'm afraid I have to get back to Fenmore's and meet all the boys and girls that are waiting for me there.

Dylan: Well, here's some hot coffee for the road. On the house, of course, Santa. Thank you.

Thank you very much. And merry Christmas, everyone.

Chelsea: Merry Christmas.

Sharon: Merry Christmas.

Bye! Bye-bye! Ho, ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!

Dylan: Okay.

Chelsea: Merry Christmas! How cool is that? Santa came to us.

Dylan: Yeah, uh, no waiting in line at the mall. That's a true Christmas miracle.

Chelsea: Yeah. I'm glad we got a chance to talk.

Dylan: Yeah. Me, too.

Chelsea: We'll go with a cookie.

Dylan: [Chuckles]

Chelsea: All right. Let's head out. What do you say? Bye, sully. It was so nice to meet you. Your parents are so lucky you came into their lives.

Sharon: He's the best gift we could have wished for.

Chelsea: Yeah. Well, it was good to see you guys. See you soon. Bye, faith.

Faith: Bye. Bye, Connor.

Chelsea: Bye.

Sharon: Faith, we should get going, too.

Faith: Can I draw a picture of sully and me with Santa first?

Sharon: Sure. So, that was nice not having to wait in any lines.

Dylan: Oh, yeah. I was not looking forward to that at all.

Sharon: Yeah, it's -- it's great. It was a coincidence how Chelsea arrived right before Santa got here.

Dylan: Yeah.

Sharon: It looked like you two were having an intense conversation. What was that about?

[Knock on door, door opens]

Victor: Yeah?

Adam: Hey.

Victor: Hi, son.

Adam: Connie's not at her desk. I brought you a hard copy of that report that you asked for. Where the hell is everyone? Noah said you called everyone in.

Victor: Well, Nikki apparently convinced Victoria and Abby that they had more important things to do than be here today.

Adam: Well, I would tend to agree with her. Where's, uh, where's Noah?

Victor: I think Noah's down at legal dealing with some contract issues.

Adam: Hmm.

Victor: And after that, he was gonna go home. So, why don't you join them?

Adam: Leave you here to rebuild Newman all by yourself?

Victor: I built this company by myself, so I don't mind doing it again. In fact, I prefer it that way.

Phyllis: Hey. Thank god.

Billy: Jack thinks I should be thanking him.

Jack: You nearly froze to death out there. What were you thinking, trying to walk to the main road in this weather?

Billy: I was thinking that I'd rather be a popsicle than spend another minute with my sanctimonious jerk of a brother.

Jack: You know what? I should have left you out there.

Billy: Yeah, maybe you should have. Why didn't you?

Jack: I brought you back here so we could talk.

Billy: Well, I'm gonna pass on that, and the only reason I came back here was to get a pair of boots. So, if there are any around...

Phyllis: Billy. Don't be an idiot.

Billy: Haven't you heard, Phyllis? That's my natural default setting.

Phyllis: Shut up. Put this around you and warm up. I'm gonna make some coffee.

Billy: Actually, um, I've heard that caffeine's not good for you, so I'll take a scotch.

Jack: Are you trying to kill yourself? Is that what this is? It sure seems that way. You're driving drunk, walking down a country road in a Wisconsin winter. Everything you're doing is -- is self-destruct. What is this?

Billy: Careful, Jack. You're starting to sound like somebody who cares.

Jack: I do care.

Billy: [Scoffs]

Jack: This path you're on scares the hell out of me. I haven't seen you like this since...

Billy: Go ahead, Jack. Finish it. Since Delia died?

Jack: Billy, I --

Billy: No. No, you see, you're right. I am as much of a mess right now as I ever was. And do you know why? You don't, do you? It's because ever since Adam Newman came back, all of it, Jack, it's all come back. The anger and the pain and the sorrow has all come back! The last two years! And I lost Delia once.

Jack: I know that.

Billy: No, look! You don't! You don't know! Nobody does! And I can't do it, okay? I can't live through losing Dee Dee again.

Jack: What are you saying? Talk to me. Are you thinking of leaving this life behind to join Delia?

Victoria: That is a relief, getting all of reed's gifts delivered. It's one less thing that I have to worry about.

Nikki: Well, honey, you've been very busy trying to get everything done. You know, when you're not in the office, you're probably at home poring over reports.

Victoria: It's not like I'm neglecting my children or anything, mom.

Nikki: Oh, no, I'm not saying that. I'm just saying don't let your father take over your life. Or you, too, Abby.

Victoria: Abby? Are you okay?

Abby: Yeah, I'm fine.

Victoria: Okay. I just thought you'd be chatting away about how amazing you did at picking out Ben's gift and how you are excited to see what he's gonna get for you.

Abby: It -- it just doesn't seem right going on about how great my life is when both you and Nikki are having trouble with the men in your lives.

Nikki: Oh, sweetheart. Listen, if everybody hid their happiness or fell silent whenever Victor and I went through a rough patch, this would be a very quiet place.

Victoria: [Chuckles] Mom is right. You shouldn't feel guilty. And you know what? We're really happy for you and Ben.

Nikki: Very happy. This is a very precious time for you. Cherish it. Don't let anybody, including your father, take away any of that joy.

Adam: You know, you always insisted that, uh, Newman enterprises was a family affair.

Victor: I can't force my children and grandchildren to restore this company to greatness again.

Adam: You're not forcing anyone. They're taking a little time off for the holidays, dad. You should try it. It's good for the soul.

Victor: Son, it's bad for Newman enterprises, okay?

Adam: Well, you know what else is bad for Newman enterprises is you running yourself into the ground, young man.

Victor: [Laughs] "Young man"? I like that. You know how close we were to losing this whole damn thing? Paragon proved that.

Adam: Yeah, well, listen, you got the settlement money from Jack, right? So you got plenty of cash to rebuild. And you don't have to worry about that. And we put safeguards in place so paragon doesn't come back.

Victor: Not enough. I have to do everything in my power to make sure this will never happen again. People depend on me. You got that?

Adam: Yeah.

Victor: Okay?

Adam: Yeah, no, I understand.

[Knock on door]

Victor: So, let's get back to work. Yes?

Chelsea: Can we come in?

Adam: Hey!

Victor: Well, look at this boy!

Chelsea: Hey!

Adam: Look who's here.

Chelsea: [Laughs] Look at those smiles! We just came back from taking pictures with Santa Claus, didn't we?

Victor: Did you tell Santa Claus what a good boy you've been?

Chelsea: He sure did.

Adam: Hey.

Chelsea: Hi. I was hoping, um, you could come home with us.

Adam: Oh, uh...

Victor: You know something? Daddy is gonna come home with you, right? He's gonna go home with you. Okay?

Adam: You sure?

Victor: You bet. Here we go.

Adam: All right.

Victor: Here we go.

Adam: Come here, buddy.

Victor: There we go.

Adam: Thanks, Dad.

Victor: [Laughs]

Adam: All right. Good.

Billy: You think I'm ready to check out, Jack?

Jack: I don't know. I'm asking. Are you?

Billy: I love Dee Dee so much. But I'm not gonna do anything stupid, okay? Not any more stupid than the things I've already done. I've got kids to think about.

Jack: I'm glad you realize that.

Billy: I can't believe that you would think otherwise. Although [Scoffs] It'd be weird if you didn't. Always think the worst of me.

Jack: Well, what else am I supposed to think given the way you've been behaving?

Billy: I know. I know. I've been reckless and irresponsible and unreliable.

Jack: Katie and Johnny deserve better.

Billy: You know, Jack, I'm a lot of things. But I am not a bad father.

Phyllis: I don't think that's what Jack's saying.

Jack: No, I'm not. I know you love your kids. But all this tension between you and Victoria, it can't be good for them.

Billy: Jack, Jack, I have tried, okay? I've tried as hard as I know how to make things right. But she's not gonna forgive -- I mean, hell, you won't even forgive me.

Phyllis: You forgave me. Isn't it time you do the same for Billy?

Dylan: You know, it's just, uh, every time I see Chelsea and Connor, I think about what I put her through. You know, when I freaked out, I took him, and I ran off.

Sharon: But you're not that person that did that.

Dylan: You know, I just -- I got to thank Chelsea for that. Because when somebody forgives you and they believe in you, you know, it just -- it does something. It's a gift.

Sharon: I know. If you hadn't stood by me, I don't know where I'd be right now. I would have never had this second chance.

Dylan: Well, sully gave us both a second chance.

Billy: So, what do you say, Jack? Is brotherly forgiveness on the agenda today? I mean, 'tis the season and all.

Jack: Billy, I want to trust you.

Billy: [Scoffs] You can't bring yourself to do it, can you?

Jack: You're gonna have to prove yourself. Not with words. With action.

Billy: Why should I jump through hoops for you?

Jack: For me? For Victoria. For Johnny. For Katie. Not for me. For you.

Phyllis: Billy, it's a gift. Take it.

Billy: You don't believe that I can ack? You don't believe that I can pull myself together.

Jack: I would like nothing more than to see you clean up your act. Billy, I want you to succeed. Can you do it?

Billy: I'll give it everything I got.

[Glasses clink]

Victoria: To accomplishing the impossible.

Abby: A week's worth of shopping in one day?

Victoria: No, I mean dad actually giving us the time off to do it.

Nikki: Hmm. I meant what I said, too. I am not going to let him ruin Christmas, even if it means celebrating without him.

Adam: [Chuckles]

Chelsea: I thought he'd never fall asleep.

Adam: Yeah?

Chelsea: So, what do you think?

Adam: It looks like he had a blast.

Chelsea: Wish you could have been there.

Adam: Me, too. But you know my father, right? When he says "jump" say "how high?"

Chelsea: Yeah. You've been a little off since you came home. Did something happen between you and Victor?

Adam: Kinda. Um... the guy opened up to me. A little bit. I mean, you know, as much as Victor allows himself to open up.

Chelsea: About what?

Adam: About, um, why it's so important for us to rebuild Newman, why he can't ease up.

Chelsea: You would have stayed, wouldn't you, if he'd asked you to.

Adam: Yeah. I would've. I would've stayed, but, you know, for once, the man actually did the right thing, so here I am.

Chelsea: I'm glad he did.

Adam: Me, too.

Chelsea: But?

Adam: I mean, he told me to go home and be with my family, right? But whether he wants to admit it or not, he... he needs me right now.

Victor: [Sighs] [Sighs]

Next on "the young and the restless"...

Cane: I was thinking maybe, you know, probably I should maybe come over and stay the night.

Dr. Neville: Ashley? You all right?

Victor: You're no longer welcome at Newman enterprises!

Luca: The Santoris have a deal.

Victor: I don't give a damn about the Santoris! I'm talking about my grandson!

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