Y&R Transcript Thursday 1/11/18

Y&R Transcript Thursday 1/11/18


Episode #11318 ~ Jack defends his position at Jabot; Reed gets some tough love; Nick questions Sharon's decision-making.

Provided By Suzanne

Previously on the young and the restless ...

Sharon: This is to make it official. I'm celebrating! Yep! I dumped him. I'm moving on.

Mattie: If you get in that car and take off, I'll call the police.

Reed: If you do, I will never forgive you.

Graham: Dina mergeron and i are married. Making me her legal next of kin.

[ Pounding on door ]

Ashley: Graham! Open the door or I'm gonna break it down!

Michael: Just take a deep breath. We don't want security involved.

Ashley: Would you take a deep breath if that was your mother in there?

Michael: I don't want to talk about my mother right now.

Ashley: How about lauren?

Michael: All right. Have at it.

Ashley: Open up!

Graham: Do you mind? My wife is resting.

Ashley: Do not ever call her that -- ever.

Graham: I'm sorry if it causes you stress, but it's the truth.

Ashley: The truth is it's a ploy, because you feel that your power of attorney is slipping away.

Graham: Believe what you will.

Ashley: I'll tell you what i believe. I believe that you are a smug, cold-hearted con man.

Graham: You forgot about resourceful.

Michael: No, no! Ashley, he's just trying to bait you.

Ashley: Okay. Well, you're not the only resourceful one. Michael?

Michael: All right, listen to me. This is a legal injunction barring you from leaving the state until the courts can sort out your dubious declaration of marriage.

Ashley: So you know what that means? That means if you try to take my mother anywhere, you're gonna end up in jail. And guess what? I hope you do. Because I'd love to see see your sorry ass behind bars.

Jack: Michael and ashley have met with the judge by now. The injunction will buy us some time, but we can't rest on our laurels. We're going to have to prove that graham's marriage claim is a farce.

Traci: It isn'T.

Jack: What do you mean? Of course it is.

Traci: I found this while you were in the kitchen. It's online.

Jack: A marriage license?

Traci: Yes. Issued after graham whisked our mother away in october. So, yes, the marriage is a farce, but graham is not bluffing. He is legally married to our mother.

J.T.: Hey. Am I late?

Victoria: No, we still have a few minutes. Let's get him down here, though. Reed, come on! Let's go!

J.T.: Look, sorry for butting heads with you the other day on how to handle him.

[ Sighs ] It's just this dui has really caught me off guard.

Victoria: Yeah, me too.

J.T.: And the hearing today, it's just...

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I know.

J.T.: But, look, when it comes to our son, I want to make sure we're on the same page.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] I was gonna give you the same speech. I even rehearsed it. Heh. Reed! What's taking so long? What are you doing? We don't have time for this.

J.T.: Why aren't you dressed for court?

Reed: Because I'm not going.

Mariah: All right. I'm gonna head out.

Sharon: Okay. You sure you don't mind taking this box of day-olds over to the shelter?

Mariah: Nope. I've got to go that way, anyway, and I don't want to see them go to waste.

Sharon: Oh, you're a lifesaver. I'm short-handed today. I won't be able to get out of here for a while.

Mariah: So, no last-minute

I'm fine party? Because the first one was so much fun.

Sharon: No, no need for another. I think I got my message across loud and clear. Everybody knows that I'm fine after my breakup with scott.

Mariah: Yes, you are.

Sharon: [ Scoffs ] Thank you, sweetie.

Mariah: All right. I'll see you later. Oh! Oh, sorry, bud.

[ Laughs ] Sorry.

Kathy: Ollie, over here, please.

Nick: Whoa!

Mariah: Hey.

Nick: You gonna leave any of those for the rest of us? Or is someone having a bad day?

Mariah: It's a good deed. Thank you. I'll see you later.

Sharon: Good morning. Coffee?

Nick: Uh, yeah. That'd be great.

Sharon: Here or to go?

Nick: I don't know. It's kind of up to you.

Sharon: Here is good.

Nick: So, you're not pissed at me, then, for turning your life upside down?

Sharon: You didn't turn my life upside down. Telling me about scott helped fix it. And for that, you get a bonus with your coffee.

Nick: Yeah, well, mariah just took all the pastries, so...

Sharon: This is just as sweet.

Nick: [ Snorts ]

Charlie: Hey! How'd the business meeting go?

Cane: The deal has been sealed.

Charlie: Hey, nice! Did you, uh, talk to mom yet?

Cane: Uh, no. Between the jet lag and her busy schedule, I wasn't expecting to. Hey, no worries, all right? Remember, we said we weren't gonna rush this. Hopefully your mom and i can, you know, pick things up where we left off before she flew out.

Charlie: Cool.

Cane: How's your homework going?

Charlie: Not well. I'm struggling with math. You got time to take a look?

Cane: Yeah, sure.

[ Sighs ] Wow. You know, uh, what you should do -- you should talk to mattie. Uh... she's a lot better with these equations. Where is she?

Charlie: She's upstairs. You're not fooling anybody.

Cane: I don't know what you're talking about. What?

Charlie: [ Scoffs ] Okay, playing dumb's not gonna help, either. Look, I know you're up to something. Spill it.

Cane: Okay. Reed's dui hearing is this morning.

Charlie: And you want me to keep mattie distracted?

Cane: No, actually. I want to keep mattie totally in the dark. And that's what I'm gonna do. I will double your allowance if you hide her phone, and I will triple it if you find a way to get her laptop.

Charlie: All this so she doesn't find out shaggy's facing judgment day?

Cane: Your sister is finally coming out of the funk that she's in, and I don't want her feeling guilty again.

Charlie: Well, you don't have to convince me. Dude's a loser for drinking then getting behind the wheel.

Cane: Cool.

Charlie: Nah, put that away. This one's on me.

Reed: Time to binge.

Victoria: Get off the couch, get upstairs, and get dressed right now.

Reed: I don't have to.

Victoria: Excuse me? What makes you think you can sit out a court appearance? Huh?

Reed: The internet.

J.T.: Oh, this is gonna be riveting. Come on. Don't leave us hanging.

Reed: [ Sighs ] Okay. I read on some legal website that I don't have to go. Mr. Baldwin can enter my guilty plea for me.

J.T.: While you stay here and watch tv?

Reed: [ Scoffs ] You want to join me?

J.T.: Give us a minute, will you?

Victoria: We don't have a minute.

J.T.: Please. Please.

Reed: So. Don't want any witnesses when you crack the whip?

J.T.: All right. I'm gonna break it down for you, and you're gonna listen.

Reed: Oh, now you're gonna try and play dad. I don't think --

J.T.: This is where you shut up. You're almost an adult, reed, but this behavior is childish. Part of being an adult is owning up to your mistakes, not sweeping them under the rugs and skipping out on your responsibilities. You do that and, I promise you, things are gonna get a lot worse for you. Because it's not just you who gets hurt -- it's the people you love. And trust me, I've made that mistake so many times, I --

[ Scoffs ] I lost count. So if you're not gonna do it for me... do it for your mom, all right? Make her life easier and, i promise you, yours will become easier, too. So what do you say? You gonna go upstairs and get dressed, or are you gonna stay down here and become the worst possible version of yourself?

Jack: I can't look at this marriage license any longer.

Traci: Michael, what are your thoughts?

Michael: Well, it's not ideal, but we do have a way to fight back. Dina was suffering from alzheimer's when she and grah--

Jack: Don't even say it. By the date on the document, that fact is already well-established. So I'll depose her doctor. He'll state that she could not have competently made the choice to enter into that union, which proves that graham was exploiting her illness. And with that expert testimony, we can move to immediately have the marriage annulled.

Traci: Huh. So, why would graham go through with this? I mean, he knows we're gonna fight it.

Jack: He's desperate. He's running out of options.

Ashley: That's an easy assumption to make, jack, because we have underestimated him at every single turn. He always has another hand to play -- always.

Nick: So, you invited abby to this party?

Sharon: She popped in unexpectedly. And she wasn't the only one. Chelsea didn't fill you in?

Nick: She didn't say a word. She kept the girl code in tact.

Sharon: Well, in the end, there wasn't that much to tell. Abby apologized. I accepted -- with reservations.

Nick: Look, I hope you understand why I didn't tell you that abby was involved. I mean, it was uncomfortable enough as it is.

Sharon: I do understand. You were caught in the middle. So, do you feel just fine ? After what happened with christian?

Nick: [ Sighs ] You know, when he was missing, it was the longest hour of my life. It was like time stood still. When I got him home, I felt like I just wanted to bolt the front door.

Sharon: Keep it locked until he's ready for college.

Nick: It made it worse, you know, 'cause it was jack's mom who did it. And [Sighs] The reason behind it, it's just...

Sharon: The abbotts must be devastated over her diagnosis.

Nick: Yeah. I blamed chelsea, and I really yelled at her for not keeping a better eye on christian. We got into a big fight. We made up, but I definitely let my emotions get the better of me.

Sharon: Your son was taken, nick. I've seen what that can do to you.

Ashley: We have got to keep our guard up around that despicable man.

Traci: I feel so stupid. Letting him get the best of me a few days ago -- locking me out of the house and manipulating mother...

Ashley: Don't be so hard on yourself. He's gotten the best of all of us at one time or another. But those days are gone.

Traci: Wow. Hearing you talk like that, I'm glad you're on my team.

[ Chuckles ] But really, ashley, you're so strong. You're a fighter. You bring certain traits to the table that i simply don't possess.

Ashley: Why the sudden boost of confidence, traci?

Traci: Come on. I can't compliment my sister?

Ashley: Is there something else you really want to say?

Traci: I've been keeping an eye on you. And I-I know how frustrated you are, and angry, and I'm just a little worried that you're not gonna be able to keep your feelings under control --

Ashley: And I might end up in fairview at the end of all this?

Traci: Please don't be mad at me. I just love you so much, and I was worried.

Ashley: I love you, too. Don't worry about me. I'm okay. I'm on top of things. I promise.

Traci: Okay.

Ashley: But you know what, I take that back -- I don't want you to ever stop worrying about me.

Traci: [ Laughs ] You got it.

Jack: That was gloria. The delivery company finally arrived with the supplies for your new lab. I had her tell them to unpack. But I thought your presence there would be a good thing. You know, account for the things that you ordered?

Ashley: There's plenty of time for that, jack. The priority right now is getting our mother away from graham, remember?

Jack: Well, michael is taking care of that, and until we hear from him, I thought this would make a great distraction for you. Besides, once the lab's set up, you can start turning out our new products.

Ashley: You're not the C.E.O., And you can't tell me what to do, remember?

Jack: A fact you never stop throwing in my face. Look, someone --

Traci: Okay, okay! You guys! You guys. Didn't you guys promise to put this on hold for a while?

Jack: I was merely suggesting how you might bide your time.

Ashley: Mm-hmm. And how will you be biding your time while I'm busy at the lab?

Jack: Reading. Sudoku.

Ashley: Answering some business calls, perhaps. What else did gloria say about jabot?

Jack: Nothing.

Ashley: Well, then, come along with me to the lab, jack. So I can keep an eye on you.

Reed: Oh...

Michael: Hey. Okay. This is going to be short and to the point. You will be asked to confirm your plea. Say, guilty. The judge will impose her sentence, and then we're done.

Victoria: No jail time, correct?

Michael: Well, considering the circumstances, reed's looking at the minimum punishment, specifically --

Let's get to work. Next case.

Michael: All right. Come on.

Minor driving under the influence... whatcha got for me, ms. Beaton?

Beaton: After receiving a tip, officers performed a traffic stop and administered field sobriety tests. The defendant registered a .05 blood alcohol content and was placed into custody. An affidavit from the arresting officer.

While your bac was below the .08 limit, wisconsin is a

not a drop state. That means that if you're under 21, you shouldn't be drinking at all, much less driving a car after doing so. What does your client plead?

Reed: Guilty, your honor.

Speak up. The court needs to hear you.

Reed: Guilty, your honor.

Cane: Let's go ahead and reschedule barnes. Perfect. And, uh, e-mail me the prospectus. I'll take a look tonight. Okay. Thanks. Hey. So, how's it going with mattie?

Charlie: She's not up there.

Cane: What?

Charlie: I don't even think she's here.

Cane: [ Sighs ]

First offense. Cooperative when pulled over. After reviewing the facts of the case, I'm ready to render my decision. Mr. Hellstrom, I hereby sentence you --

Mattie: Your honor, if it's not too late, I'd like to make a statement.

This isn't a trial, young lady. There's not testimony.

Mattie: You don't understand. With respect, your honor. Um... I'm the one who called 911. I'm the one that got reed arrested.

And you are?

My name is matilda ashby. I was his girlfriend. Yeeeeaaaahhh!

Charlie: Hey, dad, I just checked the garage. The car's not here.

Cane: [ Sighs ] Damn it.

Charlie: I can't believe she'd just leave without telling you.

Cane: I do, 'cause she knows I'd tell her not to go, because we both know where she went.

If you're here to show support, matilda ashby, take a seat in the gallery.

Mattie: You can hold me in contempt, but I'm not leaving here until you hear what I have to say.

[ Sighs ] Why do I always get them? All right. Get on with it.

Reed: Wait, what? No! How is that fair?


Reed: But she's prejudiced! Michael, you have to object or something. I don't want her talking.

[ Slams desk ] Enough!

Michael: Be quiet.

I want to hear what she has to say. Proceed.

Mattie: We were at a party. I wasn't drinking, but I saw reed have at least one beer, maybe two. He said he was okay to drive, but I told him I'd call the police if he did. He didn't listen, and we got into a fight. He got in the car and drove off. So I called 911 so that he wouldn't hurt himself or someone else.

Reed: Mattie, what are you doing?! You're making this worse!

[ Raps gavel ] Last warning. Is that all?

Mattie: No, your honor.


Mattie: Those are the fact, but that's not the whole story. Reed was upset. He just found out his dad's marriage was ending. He's already been through one divorce, and it wasn't easy for him. His dad took him to another state when he was young -- away from his mom, away from his family. And, no, that's no reason for drinking and driving. But he's been through a lot. I just wanted to establish reed's state of mind that night so that you can take it under consideration when deciding his punishment. Yeah, he made a mistake. But it wasn't all his fault. That's all, your honor.

Nick: Okay. I'm gonna clear out of here.

Sharon: Hold on a sec. You see that woman over there?

Nick: Yeah.

Sharon: Did you notice her when you came in?

Nick: Not really. Why?

Sharon: Because they've been here for hours, and all she's ordered is one cup of coffee.

Nick: What? One coffee? Man, are you kidding me? You want to call the feds, or you want me to?

Sharon: Maybe that's all she can afford. Ooh, shh. Shh. She's coming over here. Hi. What can I get for you?

Kathy: Oh, a man with washboard abs.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Well, I can't help you with that, but I can get you a menu.

Kathy: Oh, great. Oh, you know what? Um, hm... I don't have my wallet. But, um... oh, I do have a few bucks. Here, let me... do you have any day-olds?

Sharon: Oh, shoot. You know, I just sent them to -- um, actually, your timing is perfect. I was just about to rotate the stock.

Nick: What? I-I thought mariah -- I mean, didn't she --

Sharon: No, no. No, she didn'T. She didn'T. All of these pastries need to be traded out for fresh ones.

Kathy: Oh, well, you want to give me a break on the price since they're growing fuzz already?

Sharon: Um, you drive a hard bargain. How about I give them to you for free?

Kathy: No charge?

Sharon: You're actually doing me a favor by taking them off my hands. I was gonna get rid of them anyway.

Kathy: Oh. Well, in that case, I'll just -- I'll take five. Six. I mean, if that's all right.

Sharon: Yeah. I'll, um -- I'll box them up here, and I'll bring them over.

Kathy: Thanks.

Nick: [ Sighs ]

Sharon: See? I was right.

Nick: Yeah, it looks that way. And you are a very nice person. You're giving away your inventory.

Sharon: Well, this might be the only thing those kids eat today.

Nick: You don't know that.

Sharon: I can always ask.

Nick: Mm... I don't know. She seemed proud. Like maybe she doesn't want you to get involved.

Kathy: Here.

Sharon: Okay. Here we go.

Before that young lady interrupted the proceeding, i was planning on handing down the minimum sentence. But then I witnessed your reaction. You stood before me in your suit, head bowed, ready to accept your punishment, by all appearances remorseful for your actions. But then, when your friend started talking, I witnessed another side of you -- one that was only concerned with saving his own butt. You showed me your true colors, and in doing so made me realize that you haven't grasped the magnitude of your offense. So therefore I have decided to impose a stiffer penalty to send the message home. Along with a $400 fine, points on your license, which will be suspended for 90 days. I am adding 25 hours of community service.

Reed: Are you kidding me?

Oh, is that inconvenient for you?

Reed: W-well, yeah --

Oh, I see you still haven't learned your lesson. License suspended for one year. You care to add anything else? You should count yourself lucky you have such a good friend who's willing to come down here and speak up on your behalf like that. Even after you ignored her sound advice to not get in the car in the first place. Think about that while you're riding the bus for the next 12 months.

[ Raps gavel ] Case adjourned. Call the next one.

Reed: Mattie! Mattie, stop.

Mattie: [ Sighs ] I'm so sorry. I totally messed things up for you in there.

Reed: No, you don't have to be sorry. I managed to do that on my own. Really, thank you for coming down and speaking on my behalf.

[ Sighs ] Do you think that we could get together sometime later and... try and fix this between us?

Mattie: I-I don't think so, reed. Look, you assumed that I came here to hurt you... but I was genuinely trying to help -- just like I was trying to help when I called the cops that night.

Reed: I know, and I get that now. And I'm sorry, and I don't hold it against you. I was being a jerk.

Mattie: [ Sighs ] You need to take a look at yourself, reed. Figure some things out on your own. And, by the way... I didn't do this because i wanted you to forgive me.

Jack: All done. Just great.

Ashley: Thank you.

Jack: Thanks, guys.

Ashley: Wait a second. This is all wrong.

Jack: You want me to get the tech guy to come back?

Ashley: No. I'll do it myself.

Jack: What is it?

Ashley: You see this, jack? This is very toxic. It shouldn't be anywhere near any of these oil compounds. See that? Could you move this stuff for me?

Jack: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Here you go. Oh, this is your domain.

Ashley: Any technician with lab experience should have picked up on this.

Jack: Oh, come on. Admit it. You missed this, creating your magic.

Ashley: Only if you admit the real reason why you keep harping on this.

Jack: Look, we're both under a lot of stress. I thought this would take your mind off things. Is that so bad?

Ashley: Mm-hmm. Okay. So, let's pretend this is not the lab. It's the C.E.O. Office. Would you still say that this is

my domain ? This is where I go to keep my mind off things? I thought so.

Sharon: I'm sharon. I own this place.

Kathy: Oh, uh, nice to meet you. I'm -- I'm kathy. Um, that's ollie and harper.

Sharon: Aw, they're precious. And so well-behaved. Um... oh, look! You found it!

Kathy: Uh...what?

Sharon: Yeah, your wallet.

Kathy: I did. Um... you know, there's not much in there, but I can give you what I have.

Sharon: Yeah, that's not necessary. You know, I've been in a tight spot before, too.

Kathy: A glamour-puss like you? No way.

Sharon: Well, growing up, you know, mom did her best, but money was tight. Sometimes nonexistent.

Kathy: Oh, I hear that. I'm in between paychecks at the moment. It happens.

Sharon: Where do you work?

Kathy: Uh, renard'S.

Sharon: The discount store?

Kathy: Yeah. I'm a cashier. Harper, don't make me come over there. Share with your brother.

[ Sighs ]

Sharon: Do you have enough money to get groceries until you get paid?

Kathy: Listen, lady, just because I'm cheap and I try to buy day-olds doesn't mean i don't know how to take care of my kids.

Sharon: Uh, no. I didn't -- I didn't mean to offend you. They seem happy and healthy. Just, if you want something more nutritious, I would love to send you home with something more than pastries. You do have a house or apartment to go to?

Kathy: Uh, we're in between places.

Sharon: Oh, wow. I'm so sorry to hear that.

Kathy: Yeah. No more sorry than me. It's capitalism at its finest. Next thing I know, my greedy landlord has decided to rent it out to some hipsters. Thought raising the rent would attract them. But little did she know that, you know, a bunch of kids with beanies and skinny jeans aren't gonna want to live in that building.

[ Chuckles ] So, um... I've been looking, but... prices have gone up, you know?

Sharon: Well, I work at a crisis hotline, and I have contacts in the social services department. I can give you their number. They can help. And until then, there's a women's shelter. You'll feel safe there with the kids.

Kathy: Look, I don't need your charity, okay? I'll -- I'll find us a place. Eventually.

Sharon: What about tonight? Where will you go?

Reed: Year without my license. What is this, some kind of sick joke?

Victoria: You didn't exactly help your case talking back to the judge.

Reed: Oh, thank you so much for your sensitivity and support. I tried being respectful, but she was a jerk.

Victoria: That's not how i saw it. I saw her trying to get you to take responsibility. You know, a dui is a very serious offense, reed.

Reed: Would seeing me on a chain gang make you feel better?

J.T.: Well, it's not like you'll be stuck here. You'll be able to get around.

Reed: How? I have no license.

J.T.: Ride-sharing. And the community service will be over before you know it. You know, who knows? You might get assigned something kind of cool and like it.

Reed: If I don't, mattie will sure be there to rat me out.

Victoria: You know what, stop blaming her for this. She was trying to be a friend. Now, right now, you need to focus on how you're gonna pay off this fine. And I don't want you to dare go to your grandfather and ask for the money. And you're not dipping into your savings, either, because that would be the easy way out.

Reed: Why? The court doesn't care where the money comes from.

Victoria: Well, I do. I do. I want you to find a way to earn this money.

Reed: How?

Victoria: Get a job.

Reed: Wh-- how am I gonna get a job? How am I supposed to get there? And between community service and school, what time will I have?

Victoria: Oh, I'm so sorry. I guess it's gonna have to be a sacrifice. That's why they call it a punishment. You don't want to get a job, you can sell the guitar that I got you for your birthday. How about that?

J.T.: Whoa! Hey, hold on a second. You can't strip him of everything he loves, especially not music.

Reed: Doesn't matter, anyway. I don't need it.

Victoria: [ Sighs ] What does that mean?

Reed: I'm never gonna be a real musician. I applied for a summer program for musicians -- the big one that the university sponsors. And I didn't get in.

Victoria: When?

Reed: Just before new year'S.

Victoria: Why didn't you tell us earlier?

Reed: Because you would have found a reason for me not to apply.

Victoria: That's not true. That's really not fair at all.

Reed: Doesn't matter, anyway. I didn't get accepted. I'm a loser. The sooner I realize it, the better.

J.T.: Hey, don't talk like that. Look, it -- it's one program. You shouldn't give up!

Sharon: Kathy was evicted because her landlord raised the rent.

Nick: [ Sighs ] I hate to hear stuff like that.

Sharon: [ Sighs ] What happened to the days when housing was affordable in this town?

Nick: Did she say where they were staying?

Sharon: At a friend's -- but my gut tells me she was making that up.

Nick: Why would she lie to you?

Sharon: Because I made her feel self-conscious and ashamed. I suggested a shelter, but she didn't want to admit that things were that bad.

Nick: Well, I mean... you gave it a shot, sharon.

Sharon: That's a little patronizing.

Nick: I'm just saying, you know, uh... maybe you're looking for a project or something. I know your heart's in the right place, but...

Sharon: Oh, because I'm single all of a sudden?

Nick: You said it, not me.

Sharon: You should talk. You know, I have heard all about your remodeling plans for the condo. Talk about looking for a project.

Nick: Hold up. I have to remodel. We're having plumbing issues.

Sharon: Mm-hmm. Oh, wait. Where are they going?

Nick: I don't know. Her friend's?

Sharon: I have to know for sure.

Nick: Well --

Mattie: Hi, dad.

Cane: [ Sighs ] All right. Baby, baby, I was worried sick.

Mattie: I know. I'm sorry I left without telling you.

Cane: Honey, you could have called me.

Mattie: Reed's hearing was today.

Cane: All right, sweetie, you can't feel guilty for turning him in.

Mattie: I don'T. I went to the courthouse to address the judge.

Cane: Wait, on reed's behalf?

Mattie: Kind of. But I think I only made it worse.

Cane: Is he gonna be okay?

Mattie: That's up to him. Not me, not anybody else. He has to decide what he wants to do with his life.

Cane: Are you okay?

Mattie: Do you feel like making me some of your special aussie waffles?

Cane: [ Chuckles ]

Cane: There is nothing that i would love more than to make you some of my special aussie waffles.

Victoria: Well, I guess reed's attitude makes a lot more sense now.

J.T.: Yeah. [ Sighs ] So do his actions. I hate that he's so down on music. You know, I-I'll tell him about my experience in the music business, and that rejection's just a part of it. He's got chops to go a long way, he just... you know, he's just got to keep trying.

Victoria: Yeah. I'm just afraid of what trouble he'll get into if he doesn't have music to occupy his time. If the last two days are any indication, it's not gonna be good.

J.T.: Our son already thinks he's a loser. The last thing he needs is for you to call him one, too.

Victoria: I didn't call him a loser. But you have to admit, he's on a slippery slope. I mean, he's only 16 years old and he already has a dui on his record.

J.T.: Well, the judge scared him straight.

Victoria: Yeah. Look, we just have to make sure this isn't some sort of a downward spiral. We can't count on community service to get him back on track.

J.T.: So, what are you talking about? Counseling?

Victoria: I was actually thinking of something bigger.

J.T.: Like what?

Victoria: Boarding school.

Jack: I thought I was giving you a compliment. Can't you take anything I say at face value, or is everything about our issues at the company?

Ashley: I wish I could. But they're inextricably entwined. Why don't you just admit it, jack? The only reason why you want me down here in the first place is so that I'll take my attention off the C.E.O. Position.

Jack: Wha-- no, no, no. Your coming back to the lab was in the works long before you and I started arguing about this company. I thought you'd be happy!

Ashley: That's a rationalization, and you know it. To make up for how guilty you feel about amending the bylaws. That hurt me deeply, jack. The night that dina told the world about my paternity, you sat next to me, you held my hand, and you told me that everything was gonna be okay. That john abbott is my father. It doesn't matter whose dna flows through my veins. And then, what, two months later, you tell me that I'm not legally able to lead the company that my father founded because I'm not a blood relative. You know, as far as I'm concerned, it's no different than what graham's doing.

Jack: Wait -- you couldn't be more wrong about that.

Ashley: Really? He's a master of manipulation. He'll stop at nothing to get what he wants, no matter who he hurts. Sound familiar?

Jack: How can you even say that to me?

Ashley: How can you do this to me? I mean, that's the question. You answer that... and then we'll see where we stand.

Mariah: [ Chuckles ]

[ Door opens ] Um... hi.

Kathy: Hiya, roomie.

Mariah: Roomie ?

Sharon: Um, this is kathy and her two adorable kids. They're staying with us tonight.

J.T.: So, obviously, we're at an impasse about sending reed to boarding school.

Victoria: Because you still think that it's a mistake.

J.T.: Absolutely, I do.

Victoria: Look, I learned a lot of valuable life lessons when I attended. I think that it would be lessons that reed would benefit from.

J.T.: When things go wrong, you don't push your kid away. You make time for them. Reed needs both of us to be present in his life right now.

Victoria: Says the man who took his son to D.C. And away from me when he was just a child. I lost a lot of valuable years with him.

J.T.: I made a mistake, and I admit that. But right now, we have a chance to fix this -- as a family. Now, I know you're disappointed in reed, and you want to do something drastic to make sure he curbs this bad behavior. But right now, you need to decide whether it's more important to help him or assign blame.

Victoria: All that matters is reed. Um... I mean, after his last run-in with the police -- it was around the same time last year -- I just never imagined us standing in a courtroom waiting for a judge to impose a sentence on him -- and then an even harsher one because he talked back to her.

J.T.: We'll fix this together.

Victoria: Yeah, we will.

J.T.: I can stay longer if you need me to.

Victoria: No, please. Heh. No, don't -- don't put your life on hold because of me, please. You should go.

J.T.: Okay.

Victoria: Okay.

Jack: Ashley actually compared me to graham. Do you have any idea what a kick in the gut that was for me?

Traci: Yes. But mother dealt ashley a pretty devastating blow on the night of her awards ceremony. She's just been trying to catch her breath since that day. And this blood only amendment reveal? That's hit her equally as hard.

Jack: I never thought that amendment would be used against her.

Traci: I know.

Jack: I'm trying to do what's best for the company, what's best for this family.

Traci: I know you have all the answers.

[ Door opens ]

Traci: Hi. Why don't we all sit down and talk?

Ashley: It's too late. I called tony kingsman.

Traci: Your attorney?

Ashley: I'm not backing away from this jabot situation, jack -- no matter how many shiny objects you wave in front of my face.

Jack: And what does that mean?

Ashley: I told my attorney that we're moving ahead with the arbitration.

[ Vials clatter ]

[ Tray crashes ]

[ Glass shatters ]

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