Y&R Transcript Wednesday 12/23/15


Episode # 10823 ~ Nikki is determined to keep the Christmas spirit alive; Jill reaches out to Victoria; Lily asks Cane to come home for Christmas.

Provided By Suzanne

Jill: Billy, this is your mother. Again. Telling you to call me. Again. Please do it this time.

Colin: Can I interest you in a, um, slice of holiday fruitcake? 'Tis the season.

Jill: [Laughs] Nobody eats that stuff. Besides, how can you even think about sweets or booze at a time like this?

Colin: Christmas time?

Jill: No, darling. I'm talking about Billy. I'm worried about him.

Colin: Oh, that. [Chuckles] Well, look, I wouldn't let it get you down, really.

Jill: Colin, you may believe in this hands-off kind of parenting with cane, but I cannot stand by and watch my son self-destruct.

Colin: Sweetheart, look, that's not what I meant.

Jill: I know it's not what you mean. It's just Billy's been in such a tailspin ever since Jack fired him from jabot and -- and -- and Victoria left him. And...he may be in a ditch somewhere, okay? Or he may be gambling his last cent away.

Colin: Or... standing over there. Looks pretty good for a guy that just stepped out of a ditch.

Nikki: Isn't it wonderful how quickly my idea came together?

Victoria: Mom, the place looks great.

Nikki: Yeah, well, it just shows you what Newman women can do when they set their minds to it. We are going to have a beautiful Christmas eve party for the whole family.

Victoria: The whole family?

Nikki: Yeah, well, now that Nicholas and sage have patched things up, hopefully they can get back in time to join us.

Victoria: That would be really nice. I can't help thinking, though, about someone who won't be here.

Nikki: Don't. Billy has already ruined one Christmas party at the underground.

Victoria: What makes you think I'm talking about Billy?

Nikki: Oh, well, if you're referring to your father, since he's decided to be scrooge this year and work on Christmas eve, we can get along just fine without him.

Victoria: Uh-huh. Okay. I'm not buying it, mom.

Nikki: What do you mean? What are you talking about?

Victoria: Let me put it to you this way. You could have hosted this party anyplace, and you chose this building, where dad happens to be working.

Nikki: Yeah? It was handy.

Victoria: Or maybe you're secretly hoping that he'll stop crunching numbers and he'll come up here and join us tonight.

Luca: You wanted to see us, Victor?

Victor: I just wanted to tell you to call it a night and start your holiday.

Marisa: Thank you, Victor. That's very generous of you.

Luca: He's not being generous. My family has a deal with Newman, which you keep trying to forget. As part of that deal, I am the eyes and ears of the Santori family. You don't get to just shut me out and send me home.

Victor: Why are you so cynical? What happened to peace on earth and goodwill to all men?

Lily: Hey.

Cane: Hey. Uh, listen, um...about tonight...

Lily: Please don't tell me that you're canceling on me. We agreed to have one last Christmas together.

Cane: I know.

Lily: Well, we can't cancel on the twins. We already told them.

Cane: I'm not canceling on the twins.

Lily: You're not?

Cane: I was thinking maybe, you know, probably I should maybe come over and stay the night. I mean, in the guest room. You know, with the twins waking up at the crack of dawn to open presents, I should be there for it, so... is this something that's okay with you?

Lily: Yeah. Yeah. That's -- that's okay with me.

Cane: Okay.

Devon: Listen, I don't care about the forecast. Just please have the jet ready, 'cause I'm not gonna spend the holidays here. All right? I have one last thing to take care of, and then I'm gonna hit a beach far away from Genoa city.

Neil: Hey, hold on. Hold on a minute, okay? You got to let me pull the plug on this before dr. Neville makes you his personal lab rat. It's way too dangerous here.

Hilary: I'm the only one who can do this, Neil. I was patient zero for dr. Neville's treatment.

Neil: Listen to me. You don't have to be obligated to do this.

Hilary: I'm the living proof that it works.

Neil: Yeah, but your recovery came with a tremendous risk.

Hilary: A risk that you were willing to take on my behalf.

Neil: I had no choice.

Hilary: Exactly. You did what you had to do to save me, and now I want to save others. Someone has to be the guinea pig.

Neil: [Sighs] Hilary, come on.

Hilary: And this time, it's my choice.

Dr. Neville: But it's ridiculous. We're not gonna cut media and publicity like you've suggested here.

Gwen: This is the operating budget.

Dr. Neville: [Chuckles] Then I need a judge's ruling on this one. Ashley, what do you think? Ashley? You all right?

Ashley: I'm fine.

Dr. Neville: Uh-huh. Nice try. I am a doctor, remember? What's wrong?

Ashley: It's just a headache.

Dr. Neville: Well, do you know what caused it?

Ashley: Yes. All this arguing about business versus science. Would you just suck it up and stop arguing with Gwen?

Gwen: Excellent advice.

Dr. Neville: But this micromanaging is --

Ashley: Comes with millions of dollars attached, Simon.

Dr. Neville: But Devon said we had --

Ashley: What is the use of coming up with a cure if you can't share it with anybody because of sloppy paperwork?

Dr. Neville: So, we waste time on rules and red tape while someone out there is desperate for precisely the kind of breakthrough I used to treat Hilary.

Ashley: We owe it to that person to do things right.

Neil: Are you doing this to keep me out of prison?

Hilary: Okay, yes. That's how it began. Right, I didn't want Neville to tell the police that you were the one who was keeping me in the boathouse all those months.

Neil: I am prepared to face that, Hilary.

Hilary: But you know what Neville's threat proved to me? It proved that he is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone for his research.

Neil: Okay. All the more reason that you shouldn't get involved.

Hilary: No, it's because it works, Neil. Neville's discovery -- it helps people. And if I can save someone's life the way that Neville saved mine, that's my obligation.

Neil: Wait, now. Wait. That -- the man's a loose cannon.

Hilary: Well, that's the reason why you convinced Devon to have you oversee the project. Okay. Come on. You can handle Neville. I think we're overlooking the real wild card.

Neil: Which is...?

Hilary: Your ex-girlfriend.

Neil: Gwen?

Hilary: She knows that you can be arrested for what you did. And like Neville, she is leveraging that information to get what she wants. You.

Neil: You are barking up the wrong tree here.

Hilary: Oh, then why is she working here?

Neil: She angled for this job because Jack -- he made cutbacks and let her go.

Hilary: She lied for you, Neil. She risked her freedom for you.

Neil: She's a good person.

Hilary: [Chuckles] No. It's because she loves you.

Neil: Past-tense. Right after we broke up, I could tell -- everyone could tell that she hates me now.

Hilary: Yeah, that was then. Now, I-I guess she wants you back.

Neil: Not a chance.

Hilary: She wouldn't be pulling strings to work here if she hated you, Neil. Trust me.

Nikki: I would love for your father to come, too, but he probably won't. So... if you want, go ahead and invite Billy.

Victoria: Look, I really feel badly keeping Billy away from his kids on Christmas eve. I want him to be here to tease them about Santa Claus bringing gifts. Or not, based on their behavior. I want that. For as long as possible, I want them to see their father as a hero, somebody that would be there for them and never let them down, be a strong presence in their life, but if he shows up here drunk or out of control --

Nikki: Oh, my god. He wouldn't do that, would he?

Victoria: Well, there was a time when he wouldn't, but now I just don't know. Do you know what I wish, mom?

Nikki: What?

Victoria: I wish that we could just have the most beautiful Christmas tied up with a big bow, [Chuckles] Just like in those old-fashioned Christmas movies.

Nikki: Oh, god, yes. They were so great. Like jimmy Stewart, when he realizes he's not a failure and life is worth living and he runs home through the snow to his wife and children.

Victoria: And those sappy Christmas commercials. They always make me cry.

Nikki: Oh, god. Me, too.

[Both chuckle]

Nikki: Oh, my gosh. Well, now that we're confessing... I choke up when I see the Grinch. [Chuckles]

Victoria: The Grinch? [Laughs]

Nikki: He reminds me of your father.

Victoria: Oh, yeah. A dead ringer. Well, who knows? Maybe dad's heart will grow and grow and he'll show up and dance around the Christmas tree with all of us.

Nikki: [Laughs] Oh, right.

Both: Not a chance.

Victor: My wife has accused me of being scrooge, you know, for making my family work on Christmas eve. And here I'm offering the two of you to go home, take it easy, and you accuse me of having an ulterior motive.

Luca: You're trying to get rid of me.

Victor: [Laughs] That's silly nonsense. You know that.

Luca: And you're trying to go back on your agreement with the Santoris. Okay? Not a good idea, Victor.

Victor: Oh, yeah? You know what's not a good idea? Is to threaten me.

[Knock on door]

Noah: Hey, not to take credit or anything, but it actually was my idea to give Marisa and Luca the night off.

Marisa: It was?

Noah: Yeah. Yeah, get out of here. I'll take care of things here. Got nowhere else I need to be. Besides, gives me a chance to work with my grandfather one-on-one. I do have a lot to learn.

Luca: Yeah, no doubt. Well, since you're making this offer, Noah, we accept.

Noah: Great.

Victor: All right. We settled that.

Noah: Have a good time.

Marisa: Merry Christmas, Noah.

Noah: Merry Christmas.

[Door closes]

Victor: That impudent little boy.

Noah: Mm-hmm.

Victor: You know, you handled this very well.

Noah: Thank you.

Victor: You made him underestimate you.

Noah: It's nice to see the plan come together.

Victor: You're a smart boy.

Noah: Thank you.

Victor: You're thinking ahead.

Noah: You know what? There's actually something I'd like to show you that I've been working on.

Victor: You bet.

Luca: Carmen just sent this photo of Ava.

Marisa: She's opening the Christmas present we sent her.

Luca: [Chuckles] Look at that face. So sweet.

Marisa: And so happy.

[Door opens]

Noah: What are you still doing here? Talking shop? Get out of here.

Luca: Uh, we were actually just looking at a photo of our daughter. Ava may be far away, but she's never far from our thoughts. In fact, I-I think she makes us feel closer.

Noah: That's sweet.

Marisa: Um, le-let's go, Luca.

Luca: Yeah, certainly. Would you -- would you like to look at the photo, Noah? As a proud father, I can't resist showing off my little girl.

Noah: Sure. She's beautiful, Luca.

Luca: Yeah, like her mother.

Noah: Yeah.

Luca: Can you see the resemblance?

Noah: I can. Yeah.

Luca: Look closer.

Noah: I -- it's really --

Luca: No, look --

Noah: It's not necessary. Luca, just --

Luca: You did that on purpose.

Noah: [Sighs]

Gwen: Here are the latest purchase orders. We need you to sign off on them before we can stock supplies for Neville's research.

Hilary: Well, you are just jumping right into this project, aren't you?

Gwen: Well, when I believe in someone, there isn't anything I wouldn't do for them. And I saw firsthand what Neville's capable of.

Hilary: Yes. Neville is a genius. We should do everything we can to help him.

Gwen: Some of us are doing more than others. Like Ashley. She's so dedicated to finding a cure that she's inspiring everyone.

Neil: Gwen, you're forgetting someone. Hilary's made one hell of a contribution here.

Gwen: I'm sure you're doing your own small part, Hilary, by having your blood taken a few times a week.

Neil: None of us would be here in this position if it weren't for this lady.

Gwen: You do not need to remind me of that, Neil. I am well aware of how we got here and why. Thank you.

Neil: [Sighs]

Hilary: She wants you, Neil. She wants you bad.

Lily: Do not think that you're getting off easy by bringing these tonight, 'cause I still expect you at the house early to open presents.

Devon: Well, actually, I'm --

Lily: No. No excuses. Mattie and Charlie need your help putting them together and making sure there's plenty of batteries.

Devon: There's no assembly required, and batteries are included, so the kids won't even notice when I'm not there.

Lily: Not there?

Devon: Yeah. I'm gonna go to Miami for Christmas, 'cause it's too cold in Wisconsin.

Lily: Are we talking about Wisconsin or are we talking about a woman who lives here? You can't escape your feelings, Devon, even if you're lounging on a beach.

Devon: But I can have fun trying.

Lily: Please, stay. I need my brother.

Devon: Why do you need me? You have the twins and you have cane.

Lily: Exactly. I need you to stop me from making a fool of myself.

Devon: What does that mean? What did you do?

Lily: [Sighs] I snapped at cane when all he was doing was trying to ask if he could spend the night. In the guest room.

Devon: Okay, well, that's just a few feet away from your guys' bedroom. That's progress, right?

Jill: How many times do I have to tell you that drowning your sorrows in vodka will not help?

Billy: And a merry Christmas to you, too, mom. And that, by the way, is water.

Jill: Right. All right. Okay. So, why haven't you returned my calls, then?

Billy: Oh, so many places to go with that.

Jill: It's not funny, Billy. I have been worried sick.

Billy: And I have been at the Abbott cabin with Phyllis and Jack. There's not very good reception there.

Jill: Wait. You were with Jack?

Billy: Oh, don't -- don't get carried away.

Jill: No, no, no. That is wonderful. I-I thought after he fired you from jabot, you'd just be --

Billy: That I'd be what? All sad and lonely and feeling sorry for myself? Well, I was, but Phyllis dragged me to the cabin, and, yeah, good things happen.

Jill: Good. Jack forgave you? He gave you your job back at jabot?

Billy: What a Christmas miracle that would have been, but no. It didn't -- it didn't go like that.

Jill: Well, then, what happened?

Billy: Jack and I talked. You know, we hashed some things out. And we're better now.

Jill: And that's it?

Billy: Well, it was good, mom. You know, I realized that my life is worth living, that I owe it to Delia to... I owe it -- I owe it to Delia not to succumb to my demons, okay? Especially the one named Newman.

Marisa: Nice. The phone's broken. The photo of Ava's lost.

Noah: That's not really how it works, okay? I'm -- I'm sorry. It was an accident.

Luca: Yeah, okay. You've done enough, all right? Just leave us alone. Leave Marisa alone.

Noah: I'm sure we can get the picture back. It's on a server somewhere. It's fine.

Luca: Look, if you hadn't come at me, okay, and pushed the phone away --

Victor: Will you stop this confrontation right now?! I'm trying to bring my company back from the brink. Family or no family, you're no longer welcome at Newman enterprises.

Luca: You can't do that. Okay? The Santoris have a deal.

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

Noah: Wait. I mean, you're -- you're -- you're firing me?

Victor: Noah, you left me no choice. I brought you back to this company reluctantly. You've proven again you're not ready for this level of responsibility.

Luca: If Noah can redirect that youthful passion towards Newman's competitors, he's sure to be a credit to the company.

Noah: Okay, I don't need you to speak for me, Luca. I'd appreciate --

Marisa: Luca's not angry. Neither am I. Can we please just let it go?

Victor: All right. Since Marisa and Luca are willing to let this go, I'll give you a pass. Consider this your Christmas bonus.

Marisa: Enjoy your holiday. Both of you. Come on. Let's go.

Noah: I really don't know what to say. Uh, I don't understand.

Victor: Sit down. You just gave me an opportunity to reinforce the idea in Luca's mind that you are the weak link in the Newman chain. That will prove to be useful, got it?

Noah: So, that whole thing about there --

Victor: Was only a way to massage that vain fellow's ego, to give him the respect he thinks he deserves.

Noah: Good work.

Victor: Okay. Let's get back to work.

Noah: No, I got a better idea, grandpa. How about we, uh, turn off the lights, go upstairs, and go to the party.

Victor: What party?

Noah: Grandma's throwing a family party upstairs, top of the tower.

Victor: Oh. Well, why don't you go. You don't want to be late.

Noah: I-I-I can't go without you. It's your -- it's your building. It's prac-- you're the boss.

Victor: You've got that right. Did a hell of a job.

Noah: Merry Christmas, grandpa.

Victor: You belong at this company.

Noah: Thank you.

Victor: Have a great time up there.

Noah: Thank you.

Victor: Yep.

Jill: Good for you and Jack. Now, that's very, very adult. And now that you've worked out all your differences, it's probably only a matter of time before you're back at jabot, right?

Billy: Whoa, whoa, mom. Slow down. Jack and I still have a long ways to go, and I have a lot left to prove, and not just to my brother.

Jill: Oh, right. To Victoria.

Billy: No. No, to myself. I mean, I'm sick and tired of being the punch line to every family joke. I want to make something out of my life, something I can actually be proud of.

Jill: I love to hear you talk in this way. Now go. Go tell Victoria about all this.

Billy: Mom, I can't just drop in on her.

Jill: No, no, no. Go to where she works. I mean, knowing Victor, he's got them working late on Christmas eve.

Billy: Yeah, probably, but I'm not doing that.

Jill: Honey, if you were able to patch things up with Jack, surely you can with Victoria.

Billy: Mom, Victoria has made it abundantly clear that she doesn't want me to be a part of her life.

Jill: You will never be out of her heart, and therefore, you will never, ever be out of her life.

Cane: Yeah, I hear Billy's got some troubles, huh?

Colin: Billy's got no one to blame but himself. You, on the other hand -- you were framed. Joe Clark could cost you your marriage and the chance to spend Christmas with your kids.

Cane: Actually, I'm going to lily's tonight, and I'm gonna stay over for Christmas. In the guest room, dad. I'm staying in the guest room. You don't have to worry about it.

Colin: Look, what happens after the kids have opened up all their gifts, stuffed themselves full of holiday candy, and then crashed for an afternoon nap, hmm?

Cane: I'll come back here.

Colin: Or... you could stay over for a night or three.

Cane: I haven't forgiven, dad, and I can't forget that easily.

Colin: Can you divorce?

Cane: We haven't talked about divorce.

Colin: We're -- we're sleeping over, but we're not forgiving.

Cane: Okay, all right.

Colin: And we're not divorcing. We're certainly confused, by the sound of it.

Cane: That is it, dad. That it is.

Lily: Cane is never gonna forgive me for sleeping with Joe. Tonight is only about the kids.

Devon: Well, what about tomorrow and the day after that?

Lily: I don't see things changing.

Devon: Why do you say that? I mean, Joe's gone. He's out of our lives. He's not gonna be a threat. And you were never in love with the guy.

Lily: Yeah, and does that make sleeping with him better or worse?

Devon: Well, I think that cane understands that Joe kind of took advantage of you.

Lily: No. No, I opened the door when I stopped believing in my husband when he needed me most.

Devon: If dad can forgive Hilary and me for having an affair behind his back, I think that cane can find it in his heart to forgive you.

Lily: And what about you? Instead of running off to Florida, can you start the new year by forgiving Hilary for still having feelings for dad?

Dr. Neville: Oh. Hilary left me a present. Oh! An ornament. Now all I need is a tree.

Ashley: Simon?

Dr. Neville: Uh-huh?

Ashley: How did you develop the protocol to save Hilary's life?

Dr. Neville: In what sense?

Ashley: What sense? I mean, did you do some kind of testing on patients? How many?

Dr. Neville: Hilary was my only patient. Until I met her, my work was theoretical.

Ashley: Then what we're doing right now could be a complete waste of time.

Dr. Neville: [Chuckles] Oh, ms. Abbott, you know how research works. Nothing is guaranteed.

Marisa: Thank you, Luca.

Luca: For seeing you to your room?

Marisa: [Chuckles] For what you did for Noah. If you hadn't said anything, Victor would have fired him.

Luca: [Sighs] I didn't do it for Noah. I did it for you.

Marisa: But Noah and I --

Luca: Listen, that relationship may be over, but I know you still care about him. Good night, Marisa.

Marisa: You can come in. I mean, if you want to.

Luca: Uh... I don't want to push things. And besides, now that we're working together, we have to follow the company's fraternization guidelines.

Marisa: [Laughs]

Luca: [Laughs]

Marisa: Have you ever followed guidelines?

Luca: Only one. The same one that allowed us to leave our daughter with the only family she knows.

Marisa: And that guideline is...?

Luca: When it doubt, follow your heart.

Colin: I'm not pushing divorce, but lily's given you quite a bit of provocation here. And if that's your decision, well, I support it.

Cane: Well, thank you for that. But right now, all I care about is the kids having the best Christmas possible, so let's just...

Colin: I'm sure that you can make that happen. Merry Christmas, son.

Cane: You, too, dad. You, too, mate. I'll see you later, okay?

Colin: Yeah.

Cane: All right. Hey.

Jill: What was that about?

Colin: He's sleeping over at Lily's.

Jill: Whoa.

Colin: Guest room. Uh, so, how's Billy doing? Still in Victoria's doghouse?

Jill: Well, for now. Baby, what are we toasting?

Colin: Long shots. Who'd have thought that of all the marriages, ours is the one that lasts?

Jill: [Chuckles] Me.

Victoria: Mom, everybody is gonna be here soon, and we're headed for a big disaster.

Nikki: Please do not say the "d" word. It reminds me of the last time we were all in this room.

Victoria: Oh, right. Okay, well, we have enough punch and plenty of champagne, but we have nothing to serve it in.

Nikki: Oh. Well, I'll go to the club and I'll ask lily to borrow a punch bowl.

Victoria: No, no, no. I'll go. It's my fault for getting us caught up in memories of happier Christmases. I'm over it.

Nikki: Aw. All right, sweetie. Hurry up.

Victoria: Okay. I'll be right back.

Nikki: Thank you.

Victoria: Sure.

Nikki: Some things, we never get over.

Victor: I want to spend every Christmas with you for the rest of our lives.

Nikki: I wouldn't be anywhere else except right here in your arms. I love you. Oh, merry Christmas, my darling.

Victor: Merry Christmas to you, my sweetheart.

[Knock on door]

Victor: Come in. James.

James: Sorry, Mr. Newman. I didn't know you were still working.

Victor: That's all right. Come in. By the way, James, I don't think we ever discussed the night of the fire. Didn't go unnoticed how heroic you were, helping a lot of people out of that inferno.

James: Oh, it's part of the job.

Victor: You did more than just your job, all right? And your efforts will be reflected in your Christmas bonus.

James: Oh, well, thank you, sir. [Chuckles] But aren't you missing that shindig upstairs?

Victor: To paraphrase you, this is part of my job.

James: [Chuckles] Well, so is being with your family. Merry Christmas, Mr. Newman.

Victor: Merry Christmas to you, James. Thank you, again.

Ashley: But before you tried your method on Hilary, you did test it through other means, correct?

Dr. Neville: As best I could.

Ashley: As best you could?! I'm asking you. You can heal other brains the way you healed hers, right?

Dr. Neville: Well, that's the point. I mean, that is what we're doing here, isn't it? We're trying to recreate that success. I mean, yes, if -- if you want to be pessimistic, I suppose I could say that my cure might have been a fluke.

Ashley: It can't be a fluke. I mean, for people out there, your research is their only hope.

Dr. Neville: Ah. You know, we've been at this, uh, a lot today. Why don't you, uh, adjourn, you know? Go celebrate the solstice festival with your family.

Ashley: No, I'm -- I'm willing to work through the night.

Dr. Neville: Really?

Ashley: Yes. Really. Because the longer and the harder we work, then the faster we can perfect your process, right?

Dr. Neville: Right. Well, um, knowing that you feel that way, I think I have, uh, just the thing.

Neil: You're really determined to help Neville out, aren't you?

Hilary: Yeah, I am. But I like the way you stood up for me, making sure that I don't become Neville's lab rat.

Neil: [Chuckles] Yeah. And thanks for having my back where Gwen's concerned. If I'm gonna be working with her, I-I don't want to send her any mixed signals.

Hilary: Well, I'm sure that's difficult. You know, Christmas eve -- it can be the happiest time of the year...or the saddest, depending on who you spend it with. So, I was hoping that, um, you will spend it with me.

Neil: Um, I-I -- thanks, but I've already made plans. You know, since they split, lily and cane -- she asked me to come over and make Christmas as merry as possible for the twins.

Hilary: Yeah, no. Of course. I understand.

Neil: But I hope that Santa brings you everything that you ask for.

Hilary: Yeah, you, too.

Neil: Bye.

Hilary: Bye.

[Footsteps approaching]

Nikki: Did you get the punch bowl?

Noah: Uh, no punch bowl, I'm afraid. I almost threw a punch tonight. Does that count?

Nikki: [Chuckles] Well, you don't look like Victoria. Hi, sweetheart. Mwah! You are the first guest to arrive. What's this about throwing a punch?

Noah: Oh, it's just an occupational hazard of working in the same office as Luca Santori.

Nikki: Well, do you have cuts or bruises or something?

Noah: None that you can see on the outside.

Nikki: Well, broken hearts have a way of mending.

Noah: You know, I did try to get grandpa to come tonight.

Nikki: Well, that's all right.

Noah: Yeah.

Nikki: It just means more Christmas goodies for us, right?

Noah: That's right.

Nikki: [Smooches]

A punch bowl to top of the tower ASAP.

Victoria: Thank you.

Jill: Oh, Victoria! I thought you'd be working late.

Victoria: Well, yeah, uh, it's Christmas eve, so...

Jill: Well, when has that ever stopped Victor, huh

Victoria: [Chuckles] True. Well, most of us are having a-a little gathering for a Newman family Christmas party, so --

Jill: Oh, a party. Tell me something. Is Billy invited to that party? You know, your former husband, the father of your children?

Victoria: Jill, I really don't want to get into this tonight.

Jill: I really do want to get into it.

Victoria: No, I really don't think that you do, because I'll just have to go down the list of the ways that your son has screwed up lately. And if I do that, we'll be here all night, and I'd really like to get home to my children, your grandchildren.

Jill: It wasn't that bad. It's not worth cutting him out of your life completely.

Victoria: Jill, after everything that Billy has done, can you honestly blame me for wanting to cut him out of our lives?

Jill: Honestly, yes.

[Door opens]

Billy: Victoria? Ah.

Victor: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I may reconsider giving my security guard a Christmas bonus.

Billy: And a "bah, humbug" to you, too, Victor.

Victor: I haven't seen you since you lost your job. Must have been rather embarrassing to get your walking papers from your brother.

Billy: Your point?

Victor: What are you now doing? Looking for Victoria? Is that it? Wanting to cry on her shoulders?

Billy: Victor, where is she?

Victor: You honestly think I'm gonna tell you where my daughter is? Not till hell freezes over.

Dr. Neville: This is an interesting little compound -- a formula I've been working on.

Ashley: As in testing?

Dr. Neville: Oh, no. I'm gonna skip all of that, take the first dose myself.

Ashley: Stop. You can't -- you can't do that. That's very irresponsible.

Dr. Neville: By all means, feel free to watch and witness the effects.

Ashley: Oh, please. You must realize how stupid this is.

Dr. Neville: Why? You want to go first?

Ashley: Obviously not. I have no idea what's in that.

Dr. Neville: Well, a little of this, little of that. Friendly little compound. It's a molecule called c2h6o.

Ashley: Oh, c2h6o with a little additive of... coriander and... juniper berry. This is gin.

Dr. Neville: Well-played, ms. Abbott. Along with a little bit of seasonal food coloring.

Ashley: Mm. So, why did you make me think that this was some kind of a horrible thing?

Dr. Neville: Because you need to calm down. You're running yourself ragged. You're giving yourself headaches. It's not good. Try to remember -- in research, sometimes it's a matter of leaping before you look, being willing to take risks. And if it's too much, if it's not working out, we can end our association right now. I'll go back to that rat's nest of a motel room.

Ashley: We can't do that. Because this stuff is too damn good.

Dr. Neville: Excellent. Excellent. You know what? Do another round with me.

Ashley: Mmm. What did you do with that? Because it's so --

Dr. Neville: Really taste the cucumber, phosphorus, little bit of red mercury.

Lily: Okay, getting warmer. Warmer. Okay, okay, stop, stop, stop. Stop. All right.

Cane: All right. All right.

Lily: Hot. Very hot.

Cane: We should, uh, you know, get these ready under the tree before the kids come home.

Lily: Yeah. Um...yeah. I-I'm sure it'll take us a while, but we'll get it all done. Here we go.

Cane: If this is gonna be the last Christmas as a family, you know, I'd like it to be magical for the kids.

Lily: Yeah, me, too. I know the best part for them will be spending it with you.

Cane: Look, um...

Lily: Yeah?

Cane: This -- let's do the tags. Let's get the tags done on this.

Uh, Mr. Hamilton, the staff was told --

Devon: Yeah, my plane wasn't able to take off 'cause of the weather, so I'm gonna end up spending Christmas here after all.

Ah, then we --

Devon: But, no, tell the rest of the staff not to worry, 'cause you guys still get to go home early and, uh, spend Christmas day with your families.

Thank you, sir. Take any table you'd like.

Devon: Thanks. [Sighs]

Luca: Wait, wait, wait, wait. If you don't want this, if it's happening too fast --

Jill: Look, honey, Billy was just here, okay? And he is devastated about all the pain he caused.

Jill: I know. Billy is always sorry. But he always makes the same mistakes.

Jill: Yeah. This time is different, though, okay? He's different. He spent some time with Jack at the cabin, and he's come back determined to change his life around.

Victoria: Billy was with Jack? And no punches were thrown?

Jill: Well, apparently Phyllis was there to referee, but the point is if Jack is willing to give him another chance, why won't you?

Victoria: I just --

Jill: No. Look. Look me in the eye and you tell me that you don't still love him.

Victoria: Sometimes, love isn't enough.

Jill: Oh. That's very glib, okay? But in the end, what else is there?

Victor: I know you once fancied yourself a businessman, but you must know that you've lost the last ounce of credit with my daughter.

Billy: You don't get to decide that.

Victor: Why don't you face it, Billy boy? You're bankrupt -- financially, morally, spiritually. You're not gonna win my daughter back.

Billy: You think I'm bankrupt? You should look in the mirror.

Victor: You know what I see?

Billy: Hmm?

Victor: Hard-working, successful businessman.

Billy: Ah.

Victor: How's that?

Billy: How's that? Well, it's Christmas eve, and here you are, sitting by yourself with nothing but dollar signs and -- and that ridiculous picture of yourself to keep you company. Face it, Victor. You're just as sad and lonely as I am.

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

Both: Mistletoe!

Lily: How did that get there?

Neil: Magic.

Billy: I'm gonna do whatever it takes to win you back. I'm gonna do better.

Traci: Merry Christmas!

Abby: Merry Christmas!

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