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Episode # 11271 ~ Chelsea worries about Nick's need for revenge; Ashley challenges Dina; Billy covers his tracks.
Provided By SuzanneVictoria: Hold the door.
Jack: Good morning.
Victoria: Good morning. Thanks for waiting.
Jack: I may be a competitor. I'm still a gentleman. Busy day ahead?
Jack: But more so now.
Victoria: Okay, I'll bite. Why?
Jack: Well, you know, the talk we had the other day at the club when I hinted at jabot's next big thing, your interest certainly seemed piqued. I'm guessing you're developing a fight-back strategy.
Victoria: Well, I hate to disappoint you, but your company is the last thing on my mind.
Jack: It won't be once we implement phase two of our next big thing.
Victoria: And he's still talking.
Jack: Jabot recently had an internal audit, and it turns out we're flush with cash, actually, and I decided it's a perfect time to make our wildest dreams for jabot come true. So we confabbed over the weekend, and we've come up with a pretty amazing plan.
Victoria: Well, good. Brag all you want. But hear this. I have a strategy in place for brash & sassy that is gonna take us to all new heights.
Jack: I'm sure you are all fired up to rebuild your brand now that you don't have to worry about bankruptcy, thanks to the hamilton-winters bridge loan.
Victoria: Not to mention our renewed up in sales at fenmore's adding to our bottom line.
Jack: Oh, yeah, that, too. Well, can't wait to see what happens. I should warn you -- you're in for one hell of a fight.
Victoria: Well, I'm looking forward to it. And may the best company win.
Jack: I'm counting on that.
Phyllis: I tell you, I am not in the mood to work out. I say we have a little race to that sauna and break the tie.
Billy: Hmm. That sounds tempting.
Phyllis: Yeah, I thought it might be.
Billy: What are you doing?
Phyllis: Exactly what you think I'm doing.
Billy: You don't have time for this.
Phyllis: I don't?
Billy: No, you don'T.
Phyllis: [ Chuckles ]
Billy: I couldn't help but notice you, uh, seemed a little stressed last night during your little rant.
Phyllis: Yeah. I guess I was a little stressed out.
Billy: Yeah. Well, I booked you a massage in the spa this morning.
Phyllis: Oh, thank you. You are the best.
[ Cellphone rings ] Hold on. Hold on a second. Hey, vick, what's up?
Victoria: [ Sighs ] My blood pressure.
Victoria: There's a phase two for the jabot junior rollout. He hatched it with ashley over the weekend. I need you to come in early so we can review our strategy.
Billy: I'm already on it.
Victoria: What does that mean?
Billy: I'll have a report for you later.
Victoria: Where are you?
Billy: I'm with phyllis.
Victoria: And her laptop?
Billy: We have plans this morning that I'm not gonna break, so I'll be in later on.
Victoria: Wait, billy! Billy, if you plan on logging on to phyllis' laptop to spy on jabot, don'T. And that's not me saying one thing and sending a subliminal message to do another, okay? No more of this cloak and dagger nonsense.
Billy: Got to run.
Victoria: Billy! Billy!
[ Sighs ]
Chelsea: Wait, I'm confused. What kind of a delay are we looking at here? Okay, and there's no way we can expedite it? Um, no, I mean, it should be okay. What if we just divided it into two shipments? Can we do that? All right, you know what? No worries. No cause for concern. Yeah, we're already ahead of schedule, so it's no big deal. Okay, let me know if anything changes? Thank you so much. Okay, bye-bye.
[ Sighs ] Goodness. Hey, there, you sexy, sweaty man. How was your run?
Nick: Hey. It was good. Everything, uh, all right?
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] Yeah, just a couple glitches with work. No big deal. Hi.
Nick: Hmm. So just a kiss? You don't want a -- you don't want a hug? I mean, I know you want some of this.
Chelsea: Well -- oh, well, you know -- maybe -- maybe I'll give you a big hug, you know,
after your shower. Or maybe, actually, during your shower.
Nick: Oh, really?
Chelsea: Mm-hmm. Just not before.
Nick: Okay, that's fair.
Chelsea: [ Chuckles ] So how was everything this morning? Did the boys give you any trouble?
Nick: Uh, no. Had them up and ready to go before monique even rang the bell.
Chelsea: Great. I felt kind of guilty about oversleeping.
Nick: Why? You had to work late. I was up early. You know, my mind was racing.
Chelsea: Oh, right, 'cause of that whole mistake with your checking account?
Nick: Oh, that wasn't a mistake. That was my dad's doing.
Ashley: I'm trying to put this together. He has a mother who's very much alive after he told us all she was dead. The way that he set it up for him to meet you at that party in monte carlo.
Dina: You're twisting facts.
Ashley: You know what I see? I see a man who has inserted himself into every aspect of your life, who has ingratiated himself to the point where you are leaving him the bulk of your estate!
Dina: You know, all this talk about graham's agenda. Why don't we focus on yours?
Ashley: I don't have an agenda except I'm trying to look out for you.
Dina: Oh, by sowing doubt and mistrust?
Ashley: That is what graham's doing. Can't you see that? He's trying to turn you against your own children.
Dina: You know, with all your foolishness, ashley... that might just work.
[ Knock on door ]
Dina: Oh, hello. Your turn to admonish me, i assume?
Ashley: No. Jack and I don't take shifts, mother.
Dina: [ Chuckles ] It seems so. Jack in the evening and you first thing in the morning.
Ashley: Well, I have to ask you, what were you thinking? Why would you send provocative photos of jack and nikki to victor? I mean, maybe we don't agree with his choice, but we should respect his privacy.
Dina: Oh, I see. You're not a fan of nikki's, either, are you, dear?
Ashley: You know what? That's beside the point. Why would you sabotage him?
Dina: Well, you know, I do whatever's necessary to help my son realize the mistake that he is making and get him to walk away from that woman before he gets hurt. And now I've explained myself, so you, missy, can show yourself out.
Ashley: Not quite yet. I have something to say, and I'm not leaving until I say it.
Ashley: Mother, I did not come here to fight with you. I came to apologize. Here is your computer. Ravi released it.
Dina: Oh! Meaning that I am not the spy in your midst, hmm?
Ashley: Okay, the whole thing was a false alarm. And I made a mistake by accusing graham of cyber theft, and I'm very sorry if I subjected you to undue stress.
Dina: Well, you certainly did.
Ashley: Again, I'm sorry. How can I make it up to you?
Dina: Apologize to graham.
Ashley: Oh, my god. I had to ask?
Dina: Ashley, you have been horrid, treating someone that i care about as though he's a common criminal.
Ashley: Just because he didn't steal anything does not mean he hasn't been lying to you.
Dina: According to you!
Ashley: Did you ask him? Did you ask him about his dead mother that I spoke to on the phone a few days ago?
Dina: Oh, no. You have no evidence to support that -- that ridiculous allegation, and I would not want to insult him.
Ashley: Maybe you don't want to face the truth that this man has been deceiving you for years.
[ Door opens ]
Dina: [ Sighs ] Perfect timing.
Graham: That's not the vibe I'm getting.
Dina: Uh, ashley just very kindly brought back my jabot laptop.
Ashley: It turns out that there were no confidential files stolen from jabot.
Graham: Excellent. But you seem almost disappointed. Why is that? Oh, yes, right. Because you were gonna pin it all on me. Well, I told you you were wrong.
Ashley: In this case, maybe.
Graham: I accept your mea culpa, such as it is. And to show there's no hard feelings, I forgive you.
Ashley: You seem awfully smug this morning. More than usual, actually.
Graham: No more than you are. We may be more alike than you realize.
Ashley: Oh, I don't think so. No, see, I happen to be honest and trustworthy, two things you're definitely not.
Dina: Enough! Now stop it! Ashley, I think it's time for you to leave.
Jack: Ravi, a word.
Jack: Excuse me?
Ravi: You asked for a word.
Jack: I wasn't being literal.
Ravi: Sorry. Just trying to be funny.
Jack: My office.
Ravi: It's -- it's the public ledger for an online payment system. My -- my word. You know what?
Jack: I'm actually more interested in your recon. Any more unauthorized downloads?
Ravi: Not since billy took phyllis' laptop and dina's password to access the server.
Jack: You do remember you are to contact me the second it happens again.
Ravi: You're confident it will?
Jack: Oh, count on it. Mark my words. Billy will not be able to resist going back for more.
Phyllis: You know, I got to say, I'm very proud of you. You told victoria to back off. You've been putting a lot of extra hours at work. And, you know, you need your personal time, so way to go, abbott.
Billy: [ Chuckles ] Aw, shucks.
Billy: Thank you.
Phyllis: Mm-hmm. Okay, uh, I'm gonna go put this in my locker.
Billy: I'll take this. You don't have time to put this in your locker. You go ahead. Go to your massage. Enjoy yourself. See you when you get out, okay?
Phyllis: All right. Have a good workout.
Billy: Thank you.
[ Computer keys clacking ]
[ Cellphone rings ]
Victoria: Hey, you hung up on me.
Billy: I had to, but I'm free now.
Victoria: Yeah, which means that phyllis isn't pouting in the corner somewhere because you're on the phone with me.
Billy: Victoria, don't go there right now, okay? Listen, I have phyllis' computer on me. I wasn't able to get my hands on it the last few days, but I have an opportunity to now.
Victoria: Billy, it's too risky.
Billy: Using every bit of leverage at our disposable is not risky. It's smart. Last time I was on the main server, I was able to download one file -- one. There is a treasure trove of information that we need to use to our advantage.
Victoria: We have enough.
Billy: Oh, so you're not interested in the phase two part of this conversation? That's what I thought. Jack has no idea that we have the file for jabot junior. And phyllis -- she doesn't suspect anything.
Victoria: Yeah, well, we've been lucky so far, but everybody's luck runs out sometimes. I mean, think about it. Think about the price that you're gonna pay, that we're gonna pay, if you get caught.
Chelsea: Are you sure it was victor?
Nick: Who else would have the gumption to empty out one of my bank accounts? I mean, do you really find it that surprising?
Chelsea: Well, before you thought that it was the bank, that it was just some error.
Nick: Yeah, that was then.
Chelsea: Or -- or didn't you think, um, you know, somebody just hacked it or something?
Nick: Oh, I was for sure hacked. But it wasn't random. I mean, this has kevin fisher's name written all over it.
Chelsea: Wait. What? Kevin fisher?
Nick: Yeah, I ran into him at the club.
Chelsea: What is he doing back in town? Is bella with him?
Nick: Well, we didn't spend any time catching up. You know, I just -- just tried to apologize for us crashing chloe's funeral. Um, he really didn't want to talk about it. He's still carrying a pretty healthy grudge about that and us tracking down chloe in louisiana.
Chelsea: And that's why you think he decided to steal all your money?
Nick: Well, I can't be certain that it was kevin.
Chelsea: Wait, I'm so confused. A second ago you were just jumping all over kevin.
Nick: Yeah, it was some of the things he was saying that raised some red flags. I mean, this is in his wheelhouse. And whether dad was at the keyboard or not, he's calling the shots. That I'm 100% sure about.
Chelsea: Okay. I get that you and your father have not been getting along lately, but do you really think that he would mess with your entire livelihood like this?
Nick: Would and did.
Chelsea: Oh, he admitted it? He copped to it?
Nick: Well, not directly. It was kind of there, between the lines. He just kept saying how, I don't know, I had too much pride and i was starting this incredibly risky venture and that if i didn't pay attention to every little detail that I could lose everything. My dad wanted me to know that he did this, and he loved rubbing it in my face that he got away with it. You don't believe me?
Chelsea: No, I believe you. I believe you, and I'm so sorry.
[ Sighs ]
Graham: Vindicated at last. Maybe now ashley will drop her never-ending crusade to tarnish my character. It's a futile mission since I've never done any of the things she's accused me of. You know, I imagine when you're alone with her she whispers in your ear like iago. But you never let the lies she spews poison your mind, do you?
Dina: You know, graham, I've always defended you and disputed every word ashley has ever said. But...
Graham: But what? What is it?
Dina: Well, ashley told me something that I have been hesitant to broach with you. But now I feel I must.
Graham: She's upset you.
Graham: She's spouting yet another baseless claim, so come on. Let's just get it out in the open.
Dina: Ashley claims that your mother is still alive.
Graham: She what? Why on earth would she think that?
Dina: That's not the question, graham. The question is, is your mother alive?
Ashley: Graham walked in at the worst possible time. I was pushing dina into asking graham why he lied about his mother. Thank you. I don't think she will, though.
Jack: Or what kind of tale he's gonna tell if she does.
Ashley: Why doesn't she understand that we're asking these questions about him because we care about her?
Jack: And we're trying to protect her.
Ashley: Exactly. But instead you know what she does? She ignores us. She takes his side. It makes me want to scream. She has never made anything easy.
Jack: No, she never has.
Ashley: Doesn't it seem like everything having to do with our family is just a big struggle these days? I still can't wrap my brain around billy's betrayal.
Jack: Well, I'm old hat there. If he can sleep with my wife, he can certainly stab us in the back by stealing from jabot.
Ashley: His violation horrifies me.
Jack: As well it should.
Ashley: I don't like your plan to get back at him, though, jack. You're planting false information hoping billy's gonna read it so that he'll adjust brash & sassy's game plan to combat it. It's very sleazy of you.
Jack: I would call it brilliant. In fact, you want to see my memo?
Ashley: No, I'll pass.
Jack: You want to see this. This is pretty brilliant.
Ashley: [ Sighs ] So tell me, is your arm hurting from patting yourself on the back so much?
Jack: "To ashley abbott, jabot cosmetics, per our conversation, production of the men's line will be reduced significantly effective immediately. Funds from the above mentioned division will be diverted to rebrand the relaunch of the jabot junior line," blah, blah, blah. "We'll find a place for displaced employees," blah, blah, blah. "A company-wide announcement will be made soon."
Jack: What did I tell you? Spun gold.
Ashley: You realize that if anybody sees this from jabot, it's gonna cause a panic.
Jack: No. Not to worry about that. Ravi's already taken care of that.
Ashley: You're sure you've covered all the bases?
Jack: You know, I just can't wait to see the look on billy and victoria's face when they realize that jabot has actually
doubled the budget on the men's line. In their particular financial straits, they cannot compete.
Ashley: Did you have to go after the dare consumers? That's billy's pride and joy.
Jack: I had to use the right catnip to lure the tomcat from downstairs up to sniff around a bit.
Ashley: You know, what you should have done is blocked his access to our server. That's what you should have done. And then you would have defused the war instead of intensifying it.
Jack: I can't quit, ashley. Billy's not going to.
Ashley: You can't just give him the benefit of the doubt one time? Maybe he's gonna realize he's made a huge mistake! Maybe he's gonna see that he's crossed the line this time and he's gonna stop himself from doing it again! And then your ridiculous plan will just be a complete wasted effort.
Victoria: Billy, thank you. Thank you so much for stepping up for me and this company. I know I've said it before.
Billy: Victoria, you've told me that before.
Victoria: I just wish that there was some other way that we could have accessed jabot's server instead of using phyllis' computer.
Billy: Victoria, it's all good.
Victoria: It is not all good, because she's not gonna be okay with this when she finds out.
Billy: She's not gonna find out. Nobody's gonna find out, okay? And one day very soon, jack's gonna wake up and he's gonna realize that he's in last place.
Jack: I hate to break it to you, sis. There are no unicorns. There are no fairies. There is no pretend world where our brother will always do the right thing.
Ashley: It's called having faith.
Jack: Prepare to be disappointed. No amount of faith in billy is going to give him a conscience.
Ashley: Will it help you grow one?
Jack: Hey, don't do that. I'm not the bad guy here. I didn't start this battle.
Ashley: But you seem to be doing everything you can to keep it going.
Jack: No, I am defending our legacy.
[ Knock on door ]
Ravi: Dina's password was used to log on to the server.
Ravi: Uh, a few minutes ago.
Jack: Billy abbott strikes again. Game on.
Phyllis: Hey, you, hey, you.
Phyllis: You did not work out.
Billy: No, I didn'T. I, uh, got caught up with some work stuff.
Phyllis: That massage was heaven! Thank you for spoiling me.
Billy: Hey, you deserve it and so much more.
Phyllis: Okay, now it's your turn. Any special requests?
Billy: Surprise me.
Phyllis: Ooh, now that I can do. Thank you, sir.
Ashley: Maybe it's not billy. I gave mother back her computer. She could have logged on.
Jack: Ravi, can you ascertain which device the, uh, operative used to log in? Yes or no?
Jack: Was it dina's?
Jack: What did they download?
Ravi: The updated jabot junior file.
Jack: I'll say it again. Billy abbott strikes.
Ashley: Well, don't expect me to pop a cork, jack.
Ravi: I'm sorry about billy.
Ashley: It's okay. It's not your fault. I appreciate your sensitivity.
Jack: Look, I know I could --
should back down on the gloating. It's not what you want to hear right now.
Ashley: I just don't understand billy. I mean, why couldn't he stop himself?
Jack: Because he has to prove himself to the world that he's as good or better at business than I am. And keep in mind, victoria needs a win to prove herself.
Ashley: I know. And she loves her company as much as victor loves newman.
Jack: Which means she's not going to give up. She's not gonna let that company die. They are gonna keep coming after us.
Ashley: I hate this so much!
Jack: I know. You want to do the right thing. You want to be there for both of your brothers. You want to take neutral ground. Now is the time to stand up for our company, for dad's company. Ash? You with me?
Nick: My dad emptied out one of my accounts and broke the law to send a message. Everything I have is because of him. He probably feels like it's poetic justice.
Nick: He's just taking back what we sued him for years ago. He always resented that we took him to court.
Chelsea: Well -- well, what about abby? He doesn't seem to be mad at abby. Hell, he gave abby your house!
Nick: She's the golden child. This month, anyway.
Chelsea: Well, why? 'Cause she's the only one that's still working at newman?
Nick: Mm-hmm. And she hangs on his every word.
Chelsea: [ Sighs ] What about victoria?
Nick: Dad's doing everything he can to get vick back into his orbit. It'll probably happen. If it does, he'll do anything he can not to mess it up.
Chelsea: But you're not gonna back down, are you? You're not gonna apologize for how you feel about him?
Nick: Hell no, I'm not doing that. Dad expects me to just forget everything he's done to this family, to forgive him for what he's put my mother through. I know he can't stand it that I'm willing to turn my back on him.
Chelsea: Right. And that's why he got that liquor license for your new club in michigan and dangled the property in st. Louis. He was trying to make it seem like he was just trying to get closer to noah, but really he's just trying to show you that -- that you can't be successful without him.
Nick: Still pulling my strings. And in a way, I'm partly to blame.
Chelsea: What are you talking about? Why are you partly to blame?
Nick: Because I never break the vicious cycle. I mean, that's the way it's been my whole life. You know, years of incredible closeness followed by angry alienation and forgiveness and acceptance. And in the end, my dad always gets what he wants. He feels that he was in the right. He makes us feel bad about standing up to him or rejecting him. He wants us to feel grateful that he's accepted us back into his good graces. But, chelsea, I promise you, this time this story will end differently.
Chelsea: Okay. But how much more damage will be done before this story ends?
"The young and the restless"
Graham: I'm not following. Ashley told you that my mother is alive?
Dina: That's right.
Graham: Well, she must be desperate to conjure such a twisted tale.
Dina: Hmm. Well, apparently there is a, uh, retirement community in florida where a certain mrs. Bloodworth resides. Can you explain that?
Graham: Uh, there is a logical explanation.
Dina: Well, I'm waiting.
Graham: The woman your daughter's referring to does share my last name, and she does live at the boca pointe active living residence in florida.
Dina: Then you've been lying to me all along.
Graham: She's not my mother. She's my aunt.
Dina: Your aunt?
Graham: Yes. My last living relative since my mother passed away. We're not very close. She's very independent. But I do check in on her from time to time, help with expenses.
Dina: And anything else?
Graham: That's all there is to tell. Once again, ashley's assumed the worst.
Dina: Well, if that's all it is, why haven't you mentioned this to me before?
Jack: Ash? You have to decide. Are you with me?
Ashley: I don't really have a choice, do I? I mean, billy can't be trusted. I'm not gonna fight you on this, jack. I'll do whatever I can for jabot.
Jack: Thank you. With you by my side, billy and victoria don't stand a chance.
[ Knock on door ] Yeah, come in!
Phyllis: We had a meeting scheduled?
Jack: Uh, yeah, to discuss the new jabot fenmore's cross promotion for the holiday season.
Phyllis: That's right. If this is not a good time, i can come back later.
Ashley: That's okay. Um, ravi and I were just leaving.
Ravi: We were?
Ravi: Yeah, we were leaving.
Ravi: All finished.
Phyllis: Something I said?
Victoria: Please tell me for once in your life you listened to me. Billy.
Billy: Look, your words and my own personal guilt rattled around my brain a little bit.
Victoria: But none of that stopped you?
Billy: It's just too important right now, okay? Nobody's been hurt.
Victoria: You just thrive on this! The danger and the adrenaline! But guess what? I don't!
Billy: That is not the tune you were singing the first time around.
Victoria: Well, that was then. And the fact is, I'm still in charge, as much as I rely on you.
Billy: Yes, I haven't forgotten that. But before you issue me any edicts, will you take a look at this, please?
Victoria: No, close the document. Hand me the flash drive. We have work to do.
Billy: Vicki, look.
Victoria: [ Sighs ] Jack's pulling back on the men's line?
Billy: Yes. That's the best news ever.
Victoria: Hold on. Slow down.
Billy: They are radically spending less money on their men's division, which means that is an opening for us.
Victoria: As alluring as this idea is, nothing comes this easy. This could be a trap.
Ashley: Spy games aren't exactly your forte, are they?
Ravi: What gave me away? When phyllis walked in and i started to sweat profusely?
Ashley: [ Chuckles ] Listen, I understand why it's difficult for you, ravi. You're a very honest and ethical person. All of a sudden you're drawn into this world where not everything is black and white. It's not easy.
Ravi: It would be one thing if jack asked me to install a backdoor in brash & sassy so he could attack them. I-I couldn't do that. He has me building a firewall. I'm protecting jabot. That'S...that's honorable work in my book.
Ashley: Mm-hmm. I think you're right. Well, thank you for your friendship and your support. You've really been my rock.
Ravi: I'll help you with jabot, with graham, whatever you need.
Ashley: I can tell you've been very busy. I.T. By day and P.I. By night.
Ravi: I had my sherlock hat on this morning.
Ashley: You had a chance to look at graham's school records?
Ravi: Checked all searchable databases. There was no record of him in the genoa city public school records.
Ashley: Another dead end.
Ravi: What about private schools?
Ashley: Well, according to graham, he was dirt poor when he was growing up, so if he was telling the truth, they couldn't have afforded tuition.
Ashley: More common now than it was then.
Ravi: There is one other possibility.
Ashley: He went by a different last name back then.
Dina: And why would you keep this from me?
Graham: I didn't do it on purpose.
Dina: Then why didn't you tell me about your aunt?
Graham: Because I didn't think it mattered. It has nothing to do with us.
Dina: Of course it matters. She's your family.
Graham: She's a relative. You are my only real family now. You know that.
Dina: Yeah, I do.
Graham: Are we okay?
Dina: I think so.
Graham: Wonderful. Do you want to go downstairs, get some breakfast?
Dina: No, no, no. I-I'm not finished yet discussing your aunt.
Dina: You know, I think i know the real reason why you are reluctant to talk about her.
Graham: You do?
Dina: Hmm. You don't take credit for your good deeds. And you really should, you know. She's your family.
Graham: She helped my mother and me when we were struggling. I wanted to return the favor.
Dina: I see. You do have a big heart.
Graham: I do it to honor my late mother.
Dina: Well, I certainly wish my children could see you the way I do. They're so full of resentment. I mean, even ashley couldn't give you a proper apology.
Graham: She can think whatever she wants. She can treat me however she wants. The truth will always come out in the end.
Jack: Wow. Lauren did a bang-up job on these promos.
Phyllis: It was a team effort. "Phyllis, you did a bang-up job, too." Nothing? Do kind words still get stuck in your throat? Moving on. Look, there are some more fenmore issues we need to discuss.
Jack: I have nothing on my itinerary.
Phyllis: Well, this would be off the record.
Jack: Oh, brash & sassy's sudden sales bonanza.
Phyllis: I did some digging.
Phyllis: Well, I'm trying to confirm that b&s has been manipulating their numbers.
Jack: And what'd you find out?
Phyllis: Nothing. And it's been incredibly frustrating, especially when you know something is not right. But I am not going to stop, not until I nail victoria's butt to the wall.
Jack: Well, I commend your enthusiasm.
Phyllis: See? Was that so hard?
Jack: But you can stop your investigating.
Phyllis: What are you talking about? You seem pretty determined to expose them.
Jack: I've decided to take things in a different direction.
Phyllis: Okay. Please tell me. I'm more than willing to help you in any way I can.
Jack: I don't need your help.
Billy: A trap?
Victoria: Yes, a financial one.
Billy: How so?
Victoria: Look, dare is just getting back on its feet. It would take more money that i have allocated to give it a proper push in the marketplace. If we put all of our energy and our cash flow into this and it's a bust, then we're done, billy.
Billy: But I'm not saying that we drop our other products, vicki.
Victoria: Okay, then what are you proposing?
Billy: I'm saying we do the exact opposite. Look. Okay, we already know that we're gonna lose a chunk to the youth market when jabot junior hits the shelves, right? That's a given. We don't dump more money into that demographic. Instead we focus on what we do have -- that's two women lines in production that we can extend with minimal cost.
Victoria: Extend? How? Where?
Billy: We repurpose. We take the masks and we take the anti-aging skincare line that your father gave us and we repurpose that into a men's line. We alter the scent. We come up with new branding. We target the men that are already dare customers, of course, never leaving behind the women that buy products for their men. His-and-her campaign on the shelves side by side. It is perfect, and it'll work. But we have to do it now before somebody else sees that jack left a huge hole in the men's market.
Victoria: We have the products, but we don't have the cash flow for this fast and furious expansion with a promotional campaign that you're envisioning. I mean, it's gonna cost us a fortune.
Billy: That's okay, you know? It's gonna pay off, and it's a risk worth taking. Look, with jabot out of the picture, this is brash & sassy's chance at redemption, vick. We can't walk away from this.
Nick: You look concerned. All right, look. My dad is not gonna put you or his grandkids in his crosshairs. I'm the one he's after. He wants everyone to see how much power he has over me.
Chelsea: We don't know what he's planning.
Nick: My guess is this emptying of my account was the start of something much bigger. You know, it's all meant to undermine me and make me look incompetent. Chelsea, I don't want you to worry about it.
Chelsea: This is victor we're talking about. Of course I'm gonna worry about it.
Nick: I'm not letting my dad get away with this. I know what I have to do, and he's never gonna see it coming.
Ashley: Maybe graham used his father's surname when he was living in genoa city before.
Ravi: Then why would he use his mother's maiden name now?
Ashley: Because he hated the man that abandoned him and his mother.
Ravi: Perhaps. Maybe he wanted to honor his mother.
Ashley: Well, bloodworth is a very catchy stage name, that's for sure.
Ravi: It's very, um, unique.
Ashley: Mm-hmm. Or maybe his motives are darker and they tie in somehow with his obsession with my mother. I've been wondering how far back it goes.
Ravi: What's the plan?
Ashley: I'm thinking, you know, graham's childhood, it's still such a question mark. Maybe we should stay focused on his mother.
Ravi: Where do you want me to start?
Ashley: Is there any way you can find out where myrna bloodworth worked? Maybe that'll point us in the right direction. We have to keep searching and find out the truth about graham's past and why his old life in genoa city is such a mystery.
Phyllis: Jack, I have proven to be a valuable ally to jabot. I've been more than willing to expose our competition over and over again.
Jack: And all of this to protect my company. That kind of altruism is rare.
Phyllis: Okay, okay. Do I want billy out of victoria's orbit? Yes, I do. But I am an effective resource.
Jack: Your allegiance is noted. This is not about you or your personal agenda, though.
Phyllis: Okay, then what is it about?
Jack: I just came to realize that in the grand scheme of things, this little stunt of theirs at fenmore's was nothing more than a sorry, little maneuver. No, victoria's company is sinking, and they are not inflating the life rafts. They're treading water.
Phyllis: So what are you gonna do? You gonna sit back and hope they go under? 'Cause that does not sound like you, and you know they are gonna fight you till the end.
Jack: Let them. We have superior products. We have more customers. Our coffers are full. If I simply do my job, the results will take care of themselves.
Phyllis: You sound awfully confident.
Jack: I have good reason to be. I know how billy and victoria operate. I know their strengths and their weaknesses. They cannot possibly win this race. They just don't realize it yet.
Billy: I'm not hearing you say no. Does that mean I dazzled you with my presentation?
Victoria: It's a persuasive argument. And if it worked...
Billy: It will work. Expanding our own men's line to fill the void that jack is leaving behind is a game changer for us.
Victoria: I just don't know if it's the best way to spend our resources and the money that neil gave us. I mean, this loan was supposed to stabilize brash & sassy.
Billy: Stabilize and rebuild. And we do that by capturing a huge chunk of the men's market.
Billy: No. Look, vick, when the profits start rolling in, we pay neil back. We do so well that we have enough to keep everything else in production. That's not a problem, okay? Right now is not the time to be conservative. Jack is not gonna stop. He's gonna keep coming for us. He wants us out of the building. He wants us out of the business. We do not roll over and let him win, not now.
Victoria: It would absolutely kill jack if his loss was our gain.
Billy: That sounds like a yes.
Victoria: Let's do it.
[ Both sigh ] Thank you, billy.
[ Computer keys clacking ]
Next on "the young and the restless"...
Myrna: Don't get soft, graham, not when we're so close to paying that bitch dina back for what she did to us.
Billy: After everything we've done to beat jack, it could be all for nothing.
Jack: Your name and dad's are linked together with this honor forever.
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