Y&R Transcript Wednesday 2/8/17

Y&R Transcript Wednesday 2/8/17


Provided By Suzanne

Jack: [Sighs]

Gloria: Ahh! Good morning.

Jack: Why are you here so early?

Gloria: Very important day for you and Lauren, being interviewed live on "GC Buzz." Just want to make sure everything's perfect.

Jack: Okay, now the real reason you're here.

Gloria: I knew you'd probably show up early trying to avoid me -- no such luck. May I get you a cup of coffee, Mr. Abbott?

Lauren: Honey, I'm sorry I'm late.

Phyllis: Skinny mocha latte with extra whip.

Lauren: [Laughing] Oh! I don't deserve you.

Phyllis: Ah, that's what they all say.

Lauren: I got caught up in what to wear for this interview, and, uh, I lost track of time.

Phyllis: You look terrific.

Lauren: You like?

Phyllis: I love. You take a breath, a sip of coffee, and you find that happy place.

Lauren: Oh, you mean back in bed, in my jammies?

Phyllis: Whatever works. You don't want to look frazzled in front of the camera.

Lauren: [Chuckles] No. I do not. I want to look cool and strong and focused so Jack doesn't dominate the interview and make it all about him and Jabot.

Phyllis: Yeah, well, that is typical Jack -- instead of playing up the positive synergy, he could make it seem like he saved Fenmore's from financial ruin, which, you know, may be the truth, but it does not paint us in the greatest light.

Lauren: No, it does not. So how do we stop him?

Cane: You know what, speaking of expanding r&d, that plays into my next thought.

Billy: Lay it on me.

Cane: Okay, brash & sassy! Used to be a teen line, but we've got away from that. So once we buy the company, we should re-expand back into that market.

Billy: That doesn't make any sense, Cane. We just launched a men's line. We don't want to spread ourselves too thin.

Cane: What, you don't think teenagers have money to spend on personal care products?

Billy: Did I say that? No. I didn't, so don't put words in my mouth. The point I'm trying to make is that the amount of energy --

Victoria: Good morning! It is so gorgeous out there! I love it when it's sunny after a snowfall. It's so fresh and crisp and clean.

Billy: You're in a good mood this morning. Stop it.

Cane: Well, that's because she's happy that we bought the company away from Jill, and soon we'll run it ourselves, Billy.

Billy: Well, that makes three of us.

Cane: You know, speaking of which... she's probably gonna be fair with us, but we should get our own attorney to have a look over the contract, make sure our interests are represented, okay?

Billy: Yeah, you're thinking somebody from outside?

Cane: Absolutely. I'll call Michael. He's got corporate experience.

Victoria: Cane, would you hold off on that, please?

Billy: No, I actually think that's a good idea. The sooner we move on this, the better.

Victoria: Well, I would like to discuss this later. I was thinking that I could take you both to lunch and we'll talk about it then.

Billy: Talk about what?

Cane: Yeah, I mean, if you have something you want to say, just say it now. What is it?

Victoria: All right. I want to buy brash & sassy! On my own.

Lily: Just make sure this gets done. Thank you so much. Okay, well, I told Daphne that we'd be in touch.

Devon: Okay, cool. I thought she interviewed well. What do you think? Think she can run this place?

Lily: Uh, I want to talk about that later, because what I want to talk about is Hilary's little melodrama last night.

Devon: You heard about that, huh?

Lily: Yeah, dad told me that she tore up a very large check that you gave her.

Devon: I was pretty surprised, too, because I thought that $250 million was quite generous.

Lily: Please, this is Hilary we're talking about. Why would she settle for 10% when she feels she's entitled to half your fortune?

Devon: [Sighs] I guess...

Lily: Devon, look. Just face it, okay? She's not gonna stop until she has every penny she can get.

Devon: I know that she's playing games with me 'cause she always does.

Lily: Well, then, you have to get out in front of this before things get ugly.

Devon: You don't have to worry about that because I already have.

Hilary: Dave, can we go with the two-camera setup? I don't want to miss any reaction shots, okay?

Michael: Oh! I'm sorry.

Hilary: Michael, um... I'm sorry, this isn't a good time. As you can see, I'm extremely busy.

Michael: Oh, I -- I just need a few minutes to discuss your divorce.

Hilary: I already told Devon multiple times that I don't want anything from him. What part of that does he not understand?

Gloria: Here you go. Strong and hot, just the way you like it.

Jack: You can cut the act now, all right?

Gloria: Excuse me?

Jack: I know this isn't the job you wanted. In fact, I'm a little surprised you showed up today.

Gloria: Need the money. Now, where do we begin today?

Jack: We?

Gloria: Mm, would you like to dictate a memo? Can I get someone on the phone for you? Roll some calls --

Jack: No. Thank you. I'm fine.

Gloria: Then what would you like me to do?

Jack: I'd like you to go back to your desk and try not to get into any trouble.

Gloria: Yes, sir. I am gonna be a permanent fixture around here, so you might as well get used to it.

[Sighs] Oh! E-excuse me. Do you have a meeting scheduled this morning? I don't see anything on Mr. Abbott's schedule.

Ravi: No, I don't, but --

Gloria: No, no, no. Why don't you, um, just go over there and sit down, and I will check with Mr. Abbott. And, in the meantime, would you like a cup of coffee or tea?

Ravi: Uh, tea would be great.

Gloria: Great.

Ravi: Thanks.

Gloria: I bet you're one of our computer geniuses, huh?

Ravi: Uh, I work in IT. Yeah.

Gloria: You have that look -- nerdy. But very easy on the eyes.

Ravi: Uh, thanks.

Ashley: Hey.

Ravi: Hey.

Ashley: What are you doing, waiting out here?

Ravi: Uh, the receptionist told me to wait, so...

Ashley: Receptionist? Did Jack hire somebody new?

Ravi: Well, evidently, I wasn't on Mr. Abbott's calendar this morning, so...

Ashley: Okay, that's ridiculous. We're not that formal around here, right?

Ravi: Yeah, you know, I --

Gloria: Here you go. Tea. Well-steeped. Bag out.

Ravi: Thanks.

Lauren: Okay, you know Jack much better than I do. How do I stop him from taking over the interview?

Phyllis: Mm, that's a tough one. When he takes the floor, he pontificates and it makes it very difficult to get a word in edgewise.

Lauren: Hmm. Not helping.

Phyllis: How many times do you do that?

Lauren: What?

Phyllis: Dab your lips after you take a drip from your coffee?

Lauren: Uh, I'm dabbing? I -- I didn't even know that I was.

Phyllis: At least a half-a-dozen times since we sat down.

Lauren: Really?

Phyllis: Mm-hmm.

Lauren: Huh. Well, I guess we all have our own nervous tics.

Phyllis: Gamblers call them tells. Reliable ways of predicting behavior. You see, Jack puts his hand in his hair every time he gets upset or angry. And he always smoothes his tie just before he jumps in on a conversation. You see what I'm saying? Does this help you in any way?

Lauren: Phyllis...

Phyllis: Uh-huh?

Lauren: I think you're a genius.

[Both chuckle]

Lily: I mean, Hilary couldn't spend the kind of money that you offered her in two lifetimes. Why can't she just take it and leave you in peace?

Devon: She claims she's not after my money.

Lily: Well, if you believe that, Michael wouldn't be there right now trying to reason with her.

Devon: Oh, I figured it was worth a try, at least.

Lily: I mean, what does she think that she'll accomplish by taking the high road? That you'll take her back or shell out even more?

Devon: I have no idea. As much as I loved her, I never was able to read Hilary's mind, but I've made it very clear that I'm willing to pay a huge chunk of money to have this be over.

Lily: Is that what you really want? Because sometimes I think you're not so sure.

Michael: As I'm sure you're well aware, you and Devon do not have a prenup.

Hilary: Of course I'm aware of that. So?

Michael: So, my guess is that you're thinking you can get more money out of him because of that, which is not how it works, at least not in this case.

Hilary: I'm sure you're gonna explain to me what makes this case so special.

Michael: Yes, ma'am. First of all, Devon's wealth is mostly inherited, so the money and property Katherine left him will not be part of any settlement. Only the net gains he's made on these assets since your wedding will be considered marital.

Hilary: I'm sorry. Should I be writing this down?

Michael: Secondly, your marriage was of a very short duration. You haven't exactly had years to get used to this lifestyle. Third, you're an educated woman with marketable skills, thereby independent means. You have held a job throughout this marriage and continue to do so.

Hilary: Are you finished?

Michael: Devon is not now, nor has he never been your sole means of support. The judge is gonna hear that and he's gonna be like --

Hilary: Stop it! Stop it! Okay, are you even listening to me? I don't want Devon's money.

Michael: The mere fact that he is offering you a settlement at all is extremely generous. $250 million -- that's quite a bit of money. I suggest you take it, Hilary. Be done with this. Give Devon a chance for closure.

Hilary: I have a show to do. So I'm gonna use my marketables and independent means to get back to work.

Michael: Hilary, wait. I'm not finished. Stop.

Cane: Jill made this offer to all three of us, okay? So you can't just go and cut Billy and me out.

Victoria: It's a proposal, Cane, not an edict.

Billy: Has my mother okayed this?

Victoria: I haven't discussed it with Jill yet, but it's something that I want very much.

Cane: Well, I'm sorry to tell you this, but you just don't always get what you want 'cause that's not the way life works, Victoria.

Victoria: Brash & sassy! Was mine, remember? From the very beginning when it was created at Jabot, it was always my baby, and when I went to Newman, I took the line with me and I turned it into an entire division. It's only right that I would have the first crack at buying it back.

Cane: Do you have any idea how arrogant that sounds? 'Cause I worked really hard to make this company a success, okay, while the two of you have been off doing whatever it is the two of you do with your messy personal lives, okay? So if there's anyone who should own this company, it is me.

Billy: Well, it takes money to do that, Cane.

Cane: Yeah, I'm very well aware of that. Don't worry about it.

Victoria: Do you see why -- this is why I wanted to have lunch, so we could sit down as friends and colleagues.

Billy: The kind of colleagues that end up fired after you sign the papers?

Victoria: No, of course not. Nothing's gonna change.

Cane: Oh, but everything is going to change. 'Cause instead of working with you, I'm gonna start working for you, and that's unacceptable.

Victoria: Would you have a problem with it?

Billy: No. I hated the arrangement my mother made in the first place.

Cane: Okay, well, of course you'd side with her, 'cause you'd say whatever it takes to get back in her bed, wouldn't you?

Billy: My taking of Victoria's side has nothing to do with our relationship.

Cane: Okay.

Billy: Brash & sassy! Was hers, all right? It was her favorite division until her father sold it out from underneath her. I bought it to keep it warm, and then my mother swiped it from me to use it as a tool to meddle in our lives. So it's only fair that she gets what's rightfully hers. It's about time.

Cane: According to who?

Billy: And second of all, it's better to follow one person's vision instead of doing everything by committee. We end up two against one, everybody's pissed off, and nothing gets done.

Victoria: That is an excellent point, Billy.

Cane: Oh, that is an excellent point, Billy. So you're talking about the man you teamed up with, okay, to hire my wife behind my back. You're talking about that man, right? So of course everything he says is an excellent point while nothing I say matters.

Victoria: That's not true.

Cane: Oh, it is true. Because I was manipulated then, and I'm being manipulated now by the two of you, who just bring their messy dramas to work. I'm talking about two people who have no idea what it means to operate professionally.

Billy: You ever hear of the phrase "you catch more flies with honey?"

Cane: [Laughs] Okay. I'm not gonna stand here and have you talk down to me, and I'm not gonna stand here and let you take this opportunity away from me. It's just not gonna happen.

Hilary: Telling you hasn't worked, so I'm gonna show you. Credit cards -- one, two, three. Oh, and this was an anniversary gift.

Devon: Hilary --

Hilary: Valentine's day present. Oh, this was "just because." And this dress. I saw it at fashion week. I had to have it, so you -- you bought it for me.

Devon: Okay. Hilary, that's enough. Stop it, okay? I get your point.

Hilary: I just want you to be happy, Devon.

Devon: Why you so willing to give up everything this time?

Hilary: Because loving me can kill you. You ran as far and as fast as you could to get away from me and you ended up in the hospital, all because I lied. And, come on, we both know I'm gonna do it again. Because that's who I am, that's what I do. I don't want you to be collateral damage, so I am walking away. And I'm not holding on, because you -- you deserve someone great. You deserve someone who could truly make you happy. You want to pretend that I only cared about your bank account? [Scoffs] Because somehow, I don't know, that makes you feel better? You can pretend that I'm not a real person, right? A person that you actually cared about, a person that you -- that you actually loved.

Devon: Hilary, I'll tell you one last time. Take this check 'cause it's the best offer you're gonna get from me. It'll make life easier for the both of us, all right?

Hilary: I'm not for sale, Devon. I never was.

Hilary: I thought you left.

Michael: No. I didn't.

Hilary: What is this?

Michael: I advised Devon to have you sign this, regardless of whether you take his check or not. It, uh... well, in a nutshell, you relinquish all rights to his property and fortune in perpetuity. Meaning you can't take him to court in the future.

Hilary: Devon agreed to this?

Michael: He did.

Hilary: Why does he even need my signature? Isn't my word good enough?

Michael: Mm. Not with so much at stake, no.

Ashley: Are you high?! Why would you hire Gloria to scrub our floors, let alone be your receptionist?

Jack: She's broke. I gave her a job. It's no big deal.

Ashley: I knew it when I walked in on the two of you yesterday that something was going on. What does she have on you? Tell me.

Jack: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I thought it was smart to keep Gloria working here where we could all keep an eye --

Ashley: Did you just say the word "smart?"

Jack: Personal feelings aside, even you have to admit she's savvy, she has... good instincts.

Ashley: Oh, yeah. You know what? You're right. Now that I think about it. I mean, Gloria's brilliant, like when she tainted our face cream. Or she was even more brilliant when she conned our father into leaving her half of his estate! So you're right. When it comes to conniving and scheming, Gloria's instincts are the best.

Jack: Are you through?

Ashley: No!

Jack: Too bad, because I am. I'm not firing Gloria. You can take this elsewhere.

Ashley: God! Please follow me.

Gloria: Have a lovely day, you two!

Ashley: What the hell was Jack thinking, letting that horrible human being into our family company? He knew how I'd react.

Ravi: I don't mean to pry, but what is it about Gloria you dislike so much? I mean, did -- did she hurt you in some way?

Ashley: She's hurt everybody in my family, Ravi. Many, many times. She almost destroyed Jabot.

Ravi: Wow.

Ashley: She's a gold digger. She conned my father into marrying her. She wants money, you know? She's always working every angle. That's her whole thing.

Ravi: I had no idea. She seemed so nice.

Ashley: She's not nice. You know, she actually hired two actors to pretend to be her sons. To hide the connection to her real sons. Oh, and then after she and my father were married, her former husband, who's supposed to be dead, tom fisher -- now that was a piece of work -- he shows up very much alive. But does Gloria tell my father because it would make their marriage invalid? No. She lies to him. She kept it hidden for months. And then there was the time she sneaked into my lab and deliberately tainted face cream with industrial solvent.

Ravi: Why would she do a thing like that?

Ashley: Because she's horrible, vile, evil human being. Customers were hurt. My daughter, Abby -- she was just a little girl. Chemical burns. When it comes to Gloria, the list is endless.

Ravi: I'm so sorry. I mean, she really seemed nice.

Ashley: She's not nice! She's a viper! She's horrible! Please, steer clear -- very clear of her.

Ravi: All right.

Gloria: Jack Abbott's office. This is Gloria. How may I help you? Oh, I'm gonna have to put you on hold for a minute. Excuse me. Excuse me, ladies, but you just can't walk in without being announced.

Lauren: Really? Watch this. Good morning!

Jack: Lauren! Hello. You're looking lovely today.

Lauren: Why, thank you. Are you all ready for our interview?

Jack: Rarin' to go.

Phyllis: Okay, enough with the small talk. What's going on out there?

Jack: Out where?

Phyllis: Outside your office. You do know who's at the desk.

Jack: I am well aware that Gloria has been hired as the new receptionist. I hired her.

Phyllis: What?!

Lauren: [Laughs] Oh, my God! Even after your scheme to undermine me failed, you were still forced to give her a job? [Laughs] Oh, Jack!

Hilary: And I need you to make sure that the camera guys pick up their cues this time, okay? [Sighs]

Devon: Hey. Thank you.

Hilary: I cannot believe that you sent Michael here with this insulting document.

Devon: What's so insulting about me trying to protect myself from a lawsuit?

Hilary: From me?

Devon: Yeah. From you. I'm trying to make sure you don't come after me in the future looking for a pay day.

Hilary: How many times do I have to tell you that I don't want --

Devon: You don't want anything from me, right?

Hilary: I don't!

Devon: Okay, well, if you're being honest about that, put it on paper and make it official.

Hilary: [Scoffs] This isn't about protecting yourself legally. You're trying to humiliate me.

Devon: I'm not a vindictive person, so I don't know why you'd think that.

Hilary: Because you're saying that... everything that we've been through together, everything that we meant to each other, it's now meaningless. [Scoffs] What on earth are you thinking, Devon? Hmm? That I'm gonna lie in the weeds, I'm gonna wait until you're vulnerable, and then I'm gonna pull some kind of sneak attack?

Devon: Well, it wouldn't be the first time that you broke my heart.

Cane: And this is after Jill invited the three of us to buy her out. Together. But now Victoria just wants to unilaterally change the agreement in her own favor.

Victoria: I wish you weren't determined to see this in the worst possible light.

Cane: Well, what light would you like me to see this in?

Victoria: I'm not trying to take brash & sassy! Away from you. You have incredible value. I value your input. Your role's not gonna change.

Cane: But of course it's gonna change because I won't own part of the company anymore, which means I won't be part of the decision-making process, which means I'm gonna make less money and I'm gonna spend my day arguing with him, which you're gonna referee in his favor, aren't you?

Victoria: All right, look. I understand why you're upset, but think of it this way -- how many times have I sided with you and overruled Billy?

Billy: Let's not do the math on that one.

Victoria: And I see your point of view, too. This company needs one vision going forward, not three.

Cane: Yeah, but that's your opinion.

Victoria: If that's the way that you want to see it, fine.

Lily: Why don't you take some time, think about it? I'm sure you guys can all come to some sort of agreement.

Cane: No. No. No. No, I don't need to take time to think about it. Let me be really honest with you. It is not going to happen. Okay?

Lily: [Sighs] Cane.

Billy: Just let him go. He's being a jerk.

Lily: Really? Is that your expert opinion?

Victoria: Obviously, since you're the one being the jerk.

Billy: What -- I just agreed with you.

Victoria: Look, uh, Lily, let's just cancel the meeting for today. We'll deal with the launch day interviews later. Maybe you can talk to Cane and help him see that this is happening.

Lily: Okay. Sorry.

Lily: Do you think caffeine is the best idea right now?

Cane: What was that about back there? What was that about? And please, please don't say you agree with Victoria. Please don't say that to me.

Lily: Cane, listen. I know how important it is for you to be back in the business world. But the constant fights with Billy on top of the burden you've had to carry -- that kind of stress isn't good for you.

Cane: Well, there wouldn't be any stress if Billy and Victoria pulled their weight, would there?

Lily: Well, now the burden will solely be on Victoria.

Cane: Okay, and where does that leave me? Where does that leave me? All right? Just, what, constantly being told what to do by Billy and Victoria? No.

Lily: Cane, just --

Cane: No. No. No. It's not gonna happen, okay? Jill made this offer to the three of us, all right? So I'm not gonna walk away from this opportunity because, what, Victoria wants to be selfish. It's not gonna happen.

Lily: Okay. I get it.

Cane: So I've called our broker, okay? And if I can free up the funds, I'm gonna go and see Jill. I'm gonna pitch her directly.

Victoria: My banker's getting my cash ready, so as soon as Jill and I can make a deal, I'll be good to go.

Billy: I'm happy for you.

Victoria: You really mean that, don't you?

Billy: Yeah, of course I do. I got to be honest, when you first mentioned it, it threw me for a loop. You scooping the company up for yourself -- sounds like something your father would do.

Victoria: God, why do people keep saying that? [Sighs] I guess dad is the one that encouraged me to go for it.

Billy: Ah, there it is. I'm not surprised.

Victoria: I'm glad you agree that it makes sense because, to me, it -- it almost feels like destiny, in a way.

Billy: Well, that's good 'cause I know you're gonna do a fantastic job. You won't have Cane to argue with, and if you're serious about keeping me on, you know I'll have your back.

Victoria: Yes. You can be vice president in charge of pep talks.

Billy: Uh, executive vice president.

Victoria: Wow. You drive a really hard bargain, don't you?

Billy: I do, and to prove that I'm a hard worker, I actually have some ideas for the new men's line, if you are interested, of course.

Victoria: Yeah. Absolutely.

Billy: Okay, well, if you think about the new body spray, now we added gift package onto it.

Victoria: Billy, before you launch into that, I have a question.

Billy: Shoot.

Victoria: Was Cane right? Were you hoping to get back into my bed?

Billy: Would you be surprised if I said yes?

Jack: And I want to make sure we get to discuss the opportunities for vertical integration, something like, "because of this merger, the makers of your favorite accessories and cosmetics will be able to bypass the middle man, offering exclusive products at Fenmore stores."

Lauren: You know, I hate to interrupt, but I am having such a craving for those chocolate croissants. You know, the ones from that little bread store downstairs. Could you Buzz your receptionist to bring me one?

Phyllis: You know, that reminds me -- I actually do have a few notes that need to be transcribed. Perhaps your receptionist outside could do it, Jack.

Jack: If you need an assistant, Phyllis, I can see that Gloria is transferred to your department. No? I didn't think so. Could we please get back to this discussion?

Phyllis: I would like to know why you hired Gloria. I mean, you couldn't give her a cushy job in one of your satellite offices in Siberia?

Jack: As I said to Ashley, why not have Gloria close by where we can keep tabs on her?

Lauren: Hmm, an unsupervised Gloria is a dangerous one.

Phyllis: Okay.

Jack: Amen.

Phyllis: So I know Ashley had a fit when she found out about this.

Jack: You're talking about the past. I would like to forge into the future. Isn't that what this whole interview with Hilary is supposed to be about?

Lauren: Oh, absolutely.

Jack: Good. Okay. Well -- ooh. Ten minutes till. We better get going.

Phyllis: Here you go.

Lauren: Oh. Honey, thank you.

Phyllis: I have to get to a meeting, okay?

Lauren: Yes.

Phyllis: Break a leg.

Lauren: Thank you, darling.

Jack: We have our interview with Hilary.

Gloria: Yes, of course, Mr. Abbott. I know you'll both be brilliant. Uh, but Lauren -- Lauren, darling! Darling! Darling, are you really going to wear that? It's not really your color!

Ravi: I added all the features you wanted to JabotGo. The eyebrows pencil in thin or thick, and the algorithm determines what season you are based on the photo you upload.

Ashley: It's so good! I mean, it's brilliant! As usual. How do you do it so fast?

Ravi: Well --

[Knocks on door]

Phyllis: Hello. I'd come in, but I think you would need a crowbar to get us all out again.

Ashley: We're in the middle of something.

Phyllis: Actually, I made an appointment with him.

Ravi: It's true, she did, but um, I actually didn't confirm.

Phyllis: Ashley, may I have word with you, please?

Ashley: Um...

Ravi: You know what, my hardware guy needs me. I'll be right outside.

[Door closes]

Phyllis: I know that you resent having to share Ravi, especially since I tried to hire him from you. But you did lay down some ground rules, which I am following. Which is why I went through the exercise of making an appointment with him. I am following protocol. I am taking nothing for granted.

Ashley: Mm, that'll be the day.

Phyllis: Ashley, we are after the same goal. We are trying to make this merger a success. Could we put our differences aside and try to work together, for once? It is what Jack would want.

Ashley: You don't know what Jack would want.

Phyllis: I know what Jack wants better than anyone. And I am trying very hard to be a part of his team. And this attitude of yours is not helping.

Ashley: You know what, don't pretend that you're concerned about Jack after the way you betrayed him. He's been making choices that are not in this company's best interest or his own, and you know what? They lead back to one person, and that would be you.

Phyllis: Okay, I am tired of you blaming me for every bad thing that your family goes through.

Ashley: I don't care! I'm just calling it the way I see it, Phyllis. The way that you and Billy --

Phyllis: Oh, stop it! I get it! You don't have to remind every five seconds. That's why I left Jabot and I went to work for Lauren! I found a new project I got totally absorbed in. Because I have no desire to live in hell anymore. The pain of being around your brother, knowing what I destroyed, seeing the contempt in his eyes every time he looks at me? I couldn't take it anymore. So I moved on. And then what happens? Jack buys 49% of the company. And here I am again. So, believe me, it is the last thing I wanted.

Ashley: You're so concerned about Jack, but it's always about you.

Phyllis: I need you to understand something. If you're worried that I'm going to lure your brother back into a romantic relationship, don't be. Because I am on a new path, and it is one that does not include Jack Abbott.

Ravi: So if you could just drop off those drives, I'd owe you big time.

Gloria: Young man! Young man! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Oh! Ooh. I-I tried to warn you, that you were going to hit my new plant, but you were too busy talking on the telephone.

Lily: When's the broker supposed to call?

Cane: Um, any time now. I told him, uh, Jill's about to pull the trigger, so I need an answer right away.

Lily: Okay, and I have to ask -- is there any way that you could be happy working for Victoria?

Cane: No. No. No, no. We have no history together. So she doesn't have the loyalty for me the way that Jill does. You know, I mean, sure, she would keep me on, but it would be in what capacity? I mean, all my ideas would get lost in the shuffle. You know? I mean, I'm a partner now and they don't consult me on anything, so it's only gonna get worse.

Lily: Look, I don't blame you for being frustrated, but Victoria must realize how indispensable you are.

Cane: You know, all she wants to do is run the company and keep Billy by her side so he can tell her that she looks good, all right? The moment I walk out the door, they're gonna forget about me.

[Cell phone rings]

Cane: [Sighs] It's the broker.

Lily: Fingers crossed.

Cane: Hey. This is Cane.

Hilary: So, are you guys ready for the interview?

Lauren: [Laughs] Well, as ready as I'll ever be.

Jack: I'm sure Hilary will take it easy on us.

Michael: You'll both be great.

Lauren: Oh! Hi, sweetheart! I wasn't expecting you.

Michael: Well, I just wanted to be here to cheer you on.

Lauren: Aww, that's so sweet.

Hilary: So sweet. Now, who is ready for some of that pancake makeup that we love to slather all over you?

Jack: Lead the way.

Michael: Break a leg. Mwah!

Lauren: Okay! Thanks, babe.

Michael: So. She refused to sign the document. What are we gonna do?

Devon: Of course, she did, which only confirms that she's after something. I just wish I could figure out what the hell it is.

Cane: All right, Ted, this has to happen right away. No. No, no, no. I can't wait a year. I have to be liquid now to jump in on this deal. [Groans] Well, what about the other accounts? [Sighs] There's got to be a way we can do this. No. No. No. No, I can't -- I can't take out a loan. I can't borrow any more money. It's too much debt. No. [Sighs] Okay. All right. Thanks.

Lily: What happened?

Cane: Even if I cash everything out, it's, uh -- it's not enough money. I'll have to take out a loan, and it's too risky. I won't do that to us.

Lily: Cane, I'm really sorry. I know how much you wanted this to work.

Cane: It's not over. I'm not giving up this easily. I'm not gonna do that, okay? If Victoria thinks that she's gonna roll right over me, no. She's in for a rude awakening.

Billy: 10:00 on Tuesday. That is perfect. Fantastic. I look forward to it. Thank you.

Victoria: Thank you for taking that meeting.

Billy: You're welcome. Vick... about what I said before...

Victoria: You were honest. That's -- that's good. I asked you a question, and you answered it, so there's no need to dwell on it at all.

Billy: Can you look at me, please? Hey. I screwed up. Our marriage is over, and that's on me. And I would be lying if I said I didn't think about what we had.

Victoria: I'm not sure I want to hear this.

Billy: Well, I'm not sure I want to say it, but Cane brought it up and it obviously struck a nerve for both of us. We had our share of bad times, but we had a lot of good ones. The bad ones were really, really bad. But the good ones were... really, really great.

Victoria: Great.

Hilary: So, Fenmore's and Jabot -- what an unbeatable combination.

Jack: We certainly thought so.

Hilary: So, tell me, how did this merger come about?

Jack: Well --

Lauren: I want Fenmore's to be the fashion and beauty destination. You know, we are going to be presenting clothes, shoes, accessories, skin care, beauty in very unique, different ways. I've been working with Jabot for years very successfully, and seeing that I'm going to retain control of my company with the majority stake, I want to make sure that our customers understand that Fenmore's will continue to bring them the best merchandise and the same stellar service that they have always enjoyed.

Hilary: That's tremendous, Lauren. I am so pleased for both of you.

Lauren: Thank you, Hilary. And now to answer your question, Jack approached me a few weeks ago to explore the poss--

Gloria: [Chuckles] Big brother's really not holding his own. Lauren's stealing his thunder, even in that dress. Rolling right over him.

Ashley: You know, Gloria, I dread to think what you're holding over Jack. It's obviously something he doesn't want me to know about. But, you know what, his choices have made me aware of the fact that there have to be some changes made around here. That's why I've decided to take a more active role in the running of this company. It's painfully obvious to me. Nobody gives a damn about my father's legacy or the future of Jabot. I don't like you. I don't trust you. And I don't want you anywhere near my family's company. You know, Gloria, I guess what I'm trying to tell you -- don't get too damn comfortable around here.

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

Paul: What are you doing? What are you looking for?

Sharon: Divorce papers.

Reed: No, I -- look, I know it's late there, but I need your help, dad.

Billy: The limbo. The hammock sex.

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