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Philip goes to see Chloe at the Kiriakis Mansion and brings her flowers as he apologizes for their misunderstanding about her and Brady hugging. Chloe says he was a complete ass. Philip repeats that he’s sorry and gives her the flowers, hoping for a fresh start so they can water their tree together. Chloe instead takes his flowers and dumps them in the trash can.

Brady and Nicole go to work at Basic Black where they find a big arrangement of roses. Brady guesses it’s Philip’s latest grand gesture to Chloe but Nicole finds that they are actually for her from EJ.

Johnny enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion where EJ greets him. EJ remarks that no investment is more important than his. Johnny questions EJ going from laughing at his idea of making a movie to not only investing but insisting on playing John Black. EJ claims he’s just been bitten by the acting bug but Johnny guesses that EJ wants to stick it to Chad.

Chad and Abigail wake up in bed together and kiss.

Abigail and Rafe get up to find Gabi has made breakfast. Gabi gives Ava her coffee the way she likes it. Rafe jokingly questions who she is and what she has done with his sister.

Chad knows that just because they spent the night together, it doesn’t mean everything is resolved but he hopes she feels as good as he does about it. Abigail talks about them reading the script really getting to her. Abigail states that Chad being in her bed and in her life is exactly where she wants him to be as they continue kissing. They say I love you to each other. Abigail brings up Chad making a great John Black and asks again if he meant it when he said he was interested in the role. Chad confirms that he did. Abigail reminds him that EJ threatened to make trouble for him at DiMera if he took on this project. Chad says to let him try because he’s not afraid of EJ.

EJ asks Johnny what Chad has to do with him playing John Black. Johnny says it would get under Chad’s skin to have love scenes with Abigail as Marlena. EJ calls it motivation while Johnny tells him to be honest that the only reason he’s even interested in the project is because there’s something in it for him in messing with Chad. EJ remarks that he could take his money and walk if his intentions aren’t pure enough for him. Johnny argues that Abigail and Chad would freak out and says if they both walk out, he’ll lose his leading lady and an investor. EJ says they won’t let them quit then. Johnny questions what the alternative is. EJ opens his briefcase and presents Johnny with contracts, noting that once Chad and Abigail sign and are locked in, then he can deliver the bad news.

Brady remarks that EJ must be overcompensating and asks what the card says. Nicole reads that EJ thanks her for a lovely evening and hopes they can do it again soon. Brady asks if she’s falling for the act, reminding her that he treated her like garbage when they were married. Nicole calls that a long time ago. Brady says that’s irrelevant and insists that EJ is trying to suck her back in to a bad situation, so he can’t believe she’s going to fall for it. Nicole tells Brady to shut up.

Philip asks Chloe to hear him out. Chloe asks how many times she’s supposed to accept the same apology from him. Chloe reminds him that their tree was a symbol of him fixing his behavior and she started to believe they could have a real chance together but it could never work out like this. Philip admits he was a jealous idiot. Chloe says that doesn’t change anything and remarks that if the tree means that much to him, he can go water it herself. Chloe then storms out of the room. Jake walks in and remarks that it looks like Chloe is pretty angry with Philip, which makes two of them.

Rafe questions this being real. Gabi talks about Ava wanting to make peace. Rafe asks what’s going on. Gabi claims that she just realized they were right about living together in peace. Rafe agrees and hopes it’s the start of a better relationship between Gabi and Ava because that would make life a lot easier for them. Rafe mentions promising the guys in the squad room that he would bring them Sweet Bits so he has to go, but says they will celebrate this truce tonight with Jake. Gabi says she can’t wait as Rafe then exits. Gabi then calls Ava a lying hag and accuses her of giving Philip the dirt on Jake. Ava claims not to know what she’s talking about. Gabi brings up the file on Jake’s past in the mob and asks if she thought she wouldn’t figure it out. Ava claims it wasn’t her. Gabi says trying to blackmail her in to signing over Gabi Chic has her stink all over it. Ava then asks what she’s going to do about it.

Jake questions Philip using his past to blackmail Gabi to sign her company over to him and says it won’t work since he didn’t kill Jed Zanetti, Carmine did. Philip responds that it would be Jake’s word against Carmine’s so he can go get ready for court. Philip says it doesn’t change the fact that Jake is nothing but a thug. Jake calls him a spoiled rich kid who is so desperate to feel powerful that he’ll fire Gabi from her own company. Jake says if he wants to fire someone, fire him. Philip agrees and fires Jake.

Johnny questions EJ wanting him to lock Chad in as an investor before announcing that EJ is playing Abigail’s romantic lead. EJ calls it good business while Johnny calls it underhanded. EJ says if he doesn’t like his deal, he can find another investor. Johnny argues that EJ knows there’s no one else and he’s not going to make the movie unless Lucas, Chad, and EJ invest. EJ asks if they have a deal then. Chad and Abigail walk in. EJ says they were just discussing the movie so they are right on time as he took the time to draw up contracts on Johnny’s behalf. Chad questions EJ helping Johnny after all the crap he gave him about his movie. EJ explains that Roman had a change of heart and pulled out. EJ claims that after witnessing his son’s immense dedication to the project, he felt compelled to help him out, so he’s now a full investor along with Lucas and Chad and couldn’t be more excited. Chad asks if this is true. Johnny acknowledges needing all the help he can get. Johnny gives Abigail the contract to look over. Abigail mentions not doing it for the money as he’s family and there’s nothing she and Chad want more than to help make his project a reality.

Nicole appreciates Brady’s concern but questions him giving relationship advice after he messed up his chances with Chloe. Brady argues that he didn’t mess up his chances with Chloe, he just waited too long to express how he felt about her and Philip beat him to the punch. Nicole points out that would not have happened if he listened to her, so she’s not inclined to take his advice. Brady tells her to do whatever she wants with EJ and promises not to say another word about it. Brady points out that he hasn’t said anything about Chloe and Philip and he gives his blessing to them. Chloe walks in and remarks that she doesn’t need his blessing.

Jake tells Philip that he doesn’t give a damn if he fires him. Philip remarks that it doesn’t look good on Titan to have a murderous thug employed. Jake brings up Philip laundering money for Ava and now judging him. Jake adds that he got himself out of the mob while Philip needed his dad’s help. Philip reminds Jake that only one of them is facing serious jail time, but there’s a very simple solution. Jake tells him to go to Hell. Philip argues that if Gabi signs over Gabi Chic then Jake stays a free man.

Gabi tells Ava that she will never surrender Gabi Chic to Philip, especially when Jake is innocent. Ava questions Jake telling her that. Gabi says she believes him. Ava asks if it really matters since Jake had no problem helping dispose of Jed Zanetti’s body, so killer or not, he’s going to do some prison time for that. Gabi doesn’t get it since this is between her and Philip and asks what is in it for Ava. Ava explains that for months, Gabi has done nothing but try to break up her and Rafe, so when Philip needed a hand, she decided to show Gabi what it feels like when someone tries to take away something you love. Gabi responds that she’ll never take Jake away from her. Ava says she’s talking about what Gabi really loves, her company that she grew. Ava tells her to imagine Gabi Chic rising from the ashes as Ava Chic.

Abigail looks over her contract and says everything looks to be in order. Johnny asks if they shall make it official. Abigail can’t wait to get started. EJ shows Chad that he also drew up contracts for them and Lucas as producers. EJ explains that they all invest the same amount of money and will share the profits if the movie makes money. Chad looks over the contract and agrees to sign it. EJ signs the contract as well. Chad then suggests Johnny have EJ draw up another contract because he wants to play John Black. Abigail acknowledges that Chad was helping her run lines and was pretty wonderful. Johnny questions Chad wanting to play John and says he had no idea. Chad informs him that he told EJ, so he questions EJ not mentioning it. EJ claims he didn’t think it was his news to deliver. Johnny says he’s sure Chad would be great but EJ mentions that he already has a contract for the role of John Black. Chad asks to sign it but EJ reveals that he already signed it, so he will be playing John Black opposite Abigail. Chad questions what EJ is trying to pull. EJ thought he’d be pleased that he’s finally giving his son the support. Chad complains that EJ is doing this to screw with him. EJ argues that it’s always about him. Abigail says this is so wrong and he knows it. EJ is sorry that she doesn’t like it but there’s nothing they can do. Chad tells Johnny that EJ isn’t doing this to support what’s best for him and suggests he rip up EJ’s contract to solve the problem.

Nicole runs in to Rafe outside the Brady Pub. Rafe mentions bringing donuts to the police station. Nicole says she’s on her way to the bakery too but Rafe says he cleaned them out. Rafe offers to spare a donut for a friend and suggests they sit together. Nicole reminds him of their agreement. Rafe says they don’t have to make it a whole thing. Nicole jokes about never turning down a donut and admits she’s in no rush to get back to the office.

Chloe tells Brady about Philip seeing them together at the river, hugging in front of their tree, so he went ballistic. Brady talks about how they were there with his daughter and they were only there to water their tree. Chloe tells him that she explained how Brady finally accepted she and Philip were a couple and he was going to respect that, but Philip didn’t believe it was innocent and then Maggie came in so she left. Chloe declares that she and Philip are now barely speaking.

Jake tells Philip that he’s not going to prison and Gabi’s not signing her company over. Philip guesses he hasn’t been paying attention. Philip explains that he knows they’ve been scheming for weeks to get him fired from Titan so they could take over. Philip says they key logger move wasn’t too bright. Jake argues that he has no proof. Philip says that he does have proof that Jake was involved in a murder in Philly. Jake questions him going low enough to use it. Philip responds that Gabi started this, so he’s just fighting back.

Gabi argues that there is no chance in Hell that she’d give her company to Philip so that Ava can run it. Ava asks if she’d rather send Jake to prison for 20 years. Gabi argues that he’s not going to prison. Ava tells her that she can’t have it both ways, it’s either her business or her man. Gabi remarks that the only person who should be worried about losing their man is Ava, as she questions what she thinks Rafe is going to do when he finds out she’s trying to steal her company.

Chloe understands that seeing her in Brady’s arms could upset Philip, but she doesn’t understand why he wanted to play a stupid game by asking her to go water their tree together, knowing that she just did. Chloe admits she should’ve just told Philip the truth but she’s so tired of his jealousy and being afraid of setting him off. Brady assures that none of this is her fault. Chloe calls it her mistake to not listen to Brady about Philip in the first place, so he can go ahead and say “I told you so”.

Jake questions Philip turning to Ava for help as fighting back. Philip points out that Jake has a partner in crime, so he asks why he shouldn’t too. Jake argues that he and Gabi are a team while Ava is a viper who isn’t helping him out of the goodness of her heart but because she hates Gabi. Philip says it happens to serve his purpose. Jake questions Philip thinking he’s in control when Ava would feed him to the wolves to save herself and he won’t even see it coming.

Ava tells Gabi that Rafe would be furious if he found out that she helped Philip steal Gabi’s company, but he isn’t going to find out, because if she goes running to Rafe then she’ll have to tell him that Jake was involved in a murder that he helped over up. Ava asks what the police commissioner will say about that. Gabi asks if she thinks Rafe won’t be suspicious of Ava suddenly running her company. Ava says not if Gabi tells him that running the company no longer sparked joy. Gabi says Rafe will never believe that. Ava tells her to make him believe it by telling him that she wants to focus on her life with Jake. Ava suggests Gabi jump on a plane and move in with her daughter. Gabi warns her to shut up about her daughter. Ava tells Gabi that the reason doesn’t matter as long as she signs Gabi Chic over to Philip and then he will need someone to run it and hire her. Ava thinks Rafe will be relieved knowing that someone close to the family is running Gabi Chic. Gabi remarks that she doesn’t know Rafe as well as she thinks then.

Rafe and Ava have donuts together. Nicole is still shocked that Julie turned over the recipe to Sweet Bits. Rafe mentions preferring the atmosphere at Sweet Bits lately. Nicole acknowledges the other night at Julie’s Place being awkward. Rafe hopes she and EJ didn’t leave early because of he and Ava. Nicole admits it was because of him as she’s trying to stick to their agreement to keep their distance. Nicole jokes that he got to enjoy a fabulous bottle of wine that EJ ordered. Rafe points out that Ava enjoyed it but he had beer. Rafe questions accepting anything from EJ and still doesn’t understand why she was with EJ but stops and says it’s none of his business and that Nicole already knows how he feels. Rafe questions why Nicole would do anything with EJ after the way he has treated her.

EJ argues that Johnny wouldn’t have hired him unless he thought he would make an excellent John Black. Chad accuses EJ of strong arming him in to this and tells Johnny to do the right thing. Johnny says he’s sorry but the decision has already been made. Abigail argues that Johnny has creative control so he can un make the decision. Johnny points out that he’d lose all the money he needs to make the movie. Chad offers to give him the money but EJ points out that the contracts have been signed so he suggests they all focus on working together to make the best film possible. Abigail calls that impossible. EJ says the show must go on. Johnny tells Abigail that he’s sorry but promises it will be a professional set with no egos. Johnny repeats to Chad that he’s sorry but it was the only way he could get the movie made, so it’s not personal, just business.

Gabi argues that Rafe knows better than anybody how much Gabi Chic means to her, so if she signs it over to Philip, he will know that she has been blackmailed. Gabi calls the idea of Ava running her company ridiculous since she has zero experience. Ava points out that she hired Jake and his resume is not that much different, though he is turning out to be quite the liability. Ava guesses that Gabi just figured out that it’s over, and she’s won.

Philip tells Jake that he’s not naïve about Ava. Jake points out that Philip was under Ava before and came back for more, so he sure is stupid. Philip gets that Ava is dangerous but calls this different. Jake argues that this is the mob and brings up that Jed Zanetti crossed the wrong person so Carmine didn’t hesitate to take him out. Jake warns that if he plays, there’s a price. Philip asks if that’s a threat. Jake tells him to take it however he wants, but reminds him that last time he got mixed up with the mob, Brady took a bullet that had Philip’s name on it but he might not be so lucky next time. Jake then walks out of the room.

Brady tells Chloe that he would never said I told you so and he’s genuinely sorry for what she’s going through. Chloe thanks him for not rubbing it in but guesses he was right all along that Philip is the same jealous jerk he was in high school and no matter what she tells him, he can never get over the fact that she and Brady were once in love. Brady admits that what they had was intense, wonderful, and passionate. Brady says they weren’t just in love, they couldn’t get enough of one another. Brady states that if he was Philip, he might be having a hard time with it all as well.

EJ tells Chad that if he’s still determined to be in the film, perhaps he could play Roman. Abigail holds Chad back from going after him and says that’s exactly what EJ wants. EJ thanks her for maintaining the peace and says he’s very much looking forward to working with her. Abigail wishes she could say the same but says she will do her best to give a good performance but it just got a lot more difficult. EJ brings up that they’ve had their own special chemistry which they will no doubt channel in to winning performances as Salem’s star-crossed lovers.

Nicole tells Rafe that EJ is her boss, so she can’t just say no to his invitation. Rafe argues that it wasn’t a business dinner. Nicole then admits it was a date and maybe she had suppressed memories of how EJ treated her in the past, but their marriages imploded and they are both alone so maybe this was her way of getting past the misery to feel attractive and alive again. Rafe argues that Nicole can do so much better than EJ. Nicole agrees and remarks that if she had it her way, she would’ve gone to dinner with Rafe instead.

EJ says he better get to learning his lines as he wouldn’t want to let down his leading lady, especially for the conference room scene. EJ suggests method acting and laughs as he then exits the room. Chad questions Johnny knowing what EJ was up to and letting them sign the contracts. Johnny argues that he didn’t know Chad wanted to play John. Chad shouts that this is not what it’s about as Johnny scammed them in to signing the contracts, so he could get what he wanted, integrity be damned. Chad remarks that EJ would be proud. Johnny says he has to finish casting the rest of his movie and walks out. Chad calls it unbelievable. Abigail suggests not being so hard on Johnny. Chad says he’ll try to remember that when EJ is taking her on the conference table. Abigail says maybe it won’t get that far. Abigail brings up that EJ threatened to tell Mr. Shin that Chad was too distracted by side projects to get him ousted, so he can flip it on him and convince Mr. Shin that EJ is incapable of properly running DiMera because he has a side gig of his own, so maybe it will scare him out of doing the movie. Chad doubts that EJ will quit when he wants something and he wants to come between them. Abigail says that EJ will be disappointed then because Chad is the man that she loves and not EJ or anybody can come between them. Abigail kisses Chad and they hug.

Chloe is sorry to lay all of this on Brady yet again. Brady says no apology is necessary and he admits he’s egged Philip on more than once. Brady offers to try talking to him again to make him understand that nothing is going on between them but Chloe worries that would just make things worse. Brady wants her to tell him if there’s anything he can do as he doesn’t like seeing her unhappy because it makes him unhappy. Chloe holds back tears and says she’ll be okay when she calms down which Brady has helped her do so much already. Brady assures that he’s always here for her. Chloe says that means so much to her as Brady hugs her. Philip then walks in to the office and sees them hugging again.

Jake walks outside with a paper bag and then pulls a gun from the bag.

Gabi warns Ava not to take a victory lap just yet because she’s not giving up on her company or Jake. Ava acknowledges her fighting spirit. Gabi assures that she’s going to win and when Rafe finds out what Ava tried to pull, she will have chased him straight in to Nicole’s arms.

Rafe questions Nicole saying she’d rather have dinner with him. Nicole admits she misses their friendship but they have an agreement to keep their distance because he’s with Ava, so she’s going to honor that agreement. Rafe states that he shouldn’t have said anything about EJ. Rafe admits that every time he sees Nicole and EJ together, he gets so damn jealous. Nicole tells him not to say that because he’s with Ava. Rafe says he knows but.. Nicole asks but what?

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Days Transcript Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Eli: Oh, this man’s on a roll.

Abe: Of course I am! The woman said yes.

Lani: I still cannot believe that my aunt and my dad are getting married.

Abe: Well, indeed we are, so I would like us to raise glasses and have a toast to love.

Paulina: Oh.

Eli: To love.

Lani: To love.

Abe: Love, to love.

Paulina: Oh, and let’s not forget about marriage.

Abe: Oh, that’s right. Cheers.

Abigail: So is that why you want to play john in the movie? You don’t want me to have a sex scene with another man? I mean, you do realize I’m gonna be acting, right?

Chad: Yes, of course. I was just–I was kidding.

Abigail: Were you? ‘Cause your jealousy is kind of what got us into trouble, in the first place.

Chad: I was wrong about you and jake. I regret ever going there. You know that.

Abigail: Well, I don’t know. I’m kind of starting to wonder if it’s happening again. Do you want johnny to give you the part in the movie because you don’t trust me with ej?

Chad: No, it’s got nothing to do with him. I just want to spend time with you as much as I can. And I think that doing this movie will be good for us.

Abigail: Really?

Chad: Yes. I have a feeling that this could bring us closer.

John: Hey.

Roman: Hey, I’m sorry for coming by so late without calling first, but I just wanted to let know I told johnny i won’t help him fund that movie.

John: Nice. Thank you, roman. I know that wasn’t easy.

Roman: No, but you’re right. The last thing we want is for marlena to have to relive that time.

John: I hear you. Hey, come on in.

Roman: Okay.

John: So tell me, how did johnny take the news?

Roman: Well, I just explained to him that when I agreed to invest I thought he was doing a movie about sami. And now, it’s all about this devil business, and I just think that telling that story is not a good idea.

John: Yeah, well, I’m sure he was disappointed.

Roman: Yes he was, and I, you know, I felt bad about having to let him down, but we’ll get past it. The important thing is that we do everything we can to protect marlena.

John: Amen to that.

Just let go, marlena. Give in to me. Give in to me. Give in to me.

[Dramatic music]

Excellent. You’re finally starting to let go. You’re almost there, marlena. We have already achieved so much together. If you let me back in, there will be no limit to what we can accomplish. But we cannot delay. Our time is now. I need you to be mine tonight.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

 

[Soft music]

 

Ciara: Was that just me, or did that feel different? Extra special?

Ben: It was definitely not just you.

Ciara: I didn’t think it was.

Ben: Uh-uh.

Ciara: And that kind of has me wondering.

Ben: Oh, yeah? What are you wondering, my love?

Ciara: I’m wondering if we just made a baby.

[Crash]

[Ominous music]

Babe, what was that? Is there a storm coming or…

Ben: Everything looks clear.

Ciara: So then what made the window fly open?

Ben: I have no idea. Maybe it’s just a big gust of wind?

Ciara: That appeared out of nowhere, and just disappeared? That’s pretty weird, ben.

Ben: I really hope that wasn’t, like, some kind of bad omen.

Ciara: Bad omen of what?

You should be very proud of what you’ve helped me accomplish so far. You attacked julie williams, in the hospital, and convinced everyone it was her husband doug. You had him committed to bayview, so you would not expose our collaboration. Then, best of all, you persuaded ben weston to father a child, to bring his and ciara’s baby into the world. You convinced him to let go of all of his fears about the future. Now, marlena, you must let go of yours. Woman: I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Abigail: So you think us acting together would bring us closer?

Chad: I do.

Abigail: Hmm. Well, what if I turn out to be a big diva on set?

Chad: Wouldn’t care if you were.

Abigail: No?

Chad: No.

Abigail: It’s not gonna bother you if I insist my room is stocked daily with purple hydrangeas and chocolate-covered pretzels?

Chad: It’s an independent film with a shoestring budget. I don’t think anybody’s gonna be getting a dressing room.

Abigail: I want the pretzels. Milk chocolate.

Chad: Okay.

Abigail: Not dark.

Chad: All right, you got it. But I do think that playing john and marlena would be really cool. I mean, just think of everything that they’ve overcome, all of the times that they’ve been separated, and they got back together. And they just keep getting stronger and stronger. It’s a really beautiful love story they have.

Abigail: They’re a real super couple.

Chad: Yes they are. It gives me hope that we can come back together. And who knows? Maybe, by the time the film is done, we’ll be able to sleep in the same room.

John: You know, when I saw that revised script, I almost blew a gasket.

Roman: Did you talk to marlena, tell her what’s going on?

John: Well, you know, I was going to, but when I got over to the hospital, she was so upset.

Roman: About what?

John: Well, she had this really heavy therapy session with ben weston, and I guess she didn’t like the way the session went. She wanted to talk to him some more, but, roman, she was so drained. I said, “no, no, honey, time for you to shut it down tonight.” I brought her home, and she got right into bed.

Roman: Okay. So she doesn’t know the new direction johnny’s going in?

John: You know, maybe I’m being a little overprotective by not telling her, but she’s been having such a rough time lately, I just didn’t want to pile on.

Roman: Okay, was she upset about something else other than ben?

John: Doug.

Roman: Oh, oh, yeah, doug. God, that poor guy. Not in his right mind. I mean he even attacked his own wife, and I mean, marlena did what she had to do, to protect him and everybody else.

John: Told her the exact same thing, but she still feels like she failed doug. I think that’s why she’s so driven to try to help ben right now.

Ciara: Ben, what do you mean by “bad omen”?

Ben: I don’t know.

Ciara: Ben, what happened? You were feeling so good earlier, so optimistic after seeing marlena.

Ben: I was, and I am. I am.

Ciara: So then why are you talking about bad omens?

Ben: I just think it’s kinda strange. You know, I mean, you decide to throw away your birth control pills, we make love, and then you wonder out loud if we just made a baby. And then, all of a sudden, the windows blast open, and all the candles blow out.

Ciara: So what are you saying, what do you think that means? You think someone’s trying to warn us not to get pregnant?

Ben and ciara’s child is so important for the future. I want that baby. I need that baby for myself.

[Dramatic music]

– Oh…oh. – What’s going on?

Ciara: Ben, answer me. Do you think that some unknown force is trying to warn us not to get pregnant?

Ben: Of course not, no, baby. I know it was just the wind.

Ciara: Ben? You promised me that you’d be honest with me from now on. Baby, what’s going on?

Ben: I guess I’m just just a little nervous about having a baby.

John: I’m telling you, roman. Doc is just really beating herself up lately.

Roman: She’s a great doctor, the best; everybody knows that.

John: Yeah, I know, but still she feels like she failed doug. And then she had to make that painful decision to have him committed there. It’s just kind of shaken her confidence.

Roman: Well, you know, hopefully get some rest’ll help.

John: Yeah, yeah, I think she’s too wired to sleep though. That’s why I made her some tea. Probably should run it in to her.

Roman: Yeah, good call. You know what? If you need anything, either one of you, just say the word.

John: Oh, thanks, man. And thank you again for backing out of that film. I mean, even though it’s just gonna be on the big screen, we don’t need that particular bit of history repeating itself.

I can feel you’re still fighting me, that you’re not ready to fully commit. I know you’ve always done everything for everyone else and nothing for yourself. Except when you let me in and feel my power coursing through your veins. You need to let yourself go completely and feel that way again. Perhaps you’d be more open to the idea if you knew my plans, which can only come to fruition with your help. You can never go back on the approval you gave ben to bring a child into the world. The future is in your hands, marlena. I think it’s time that I share with you exactly what I have in store for that child.

Abigail: Chad.

Chad: Now, I’m not trying to pressure you at all. I just miss sharing a room with you, and a bed. But I know you’re not ready for that, and I respect that. And I would never try to skip past everything that I have to do to make things right between us anyway. I just–I’m just expressing hope for the future.

Abigail: Well, it’s like i told you in boston. There’s nothing I want more than to be able to trust in our marriage again and our love.

Chad: And you’re not there yet. I understand. And I’ll wait as long as it takes. But I just want you to know I love you. I always have, and I always will.

[Soft music]

And that’s just about what i wanted to say. I’ll let you go to bed.

Abigail: Hold on.

Chad: What?

Abigail: Why don’t you stay in my room tonight? This is the sound of an asthma attack…

Chad: What did you say?

Abigail: I think you heard me.

Chad: I did–I think I did. I just–I wanted to make sure.

Abigail: [Sighs] Ever since I came home, I’ve kept you at arm’s length. But you’ve been very patient, and you’ve been understanding, and you’ve been devoted, and you’ve taken care of the kids. You’ve taken care of me and given me the time and space that I need. Everything I have asked, you have done and more, and so, I think it’s time I let you back in.

[Soft music]

 

Ciara: Oh, baby. I didn’t expect one session with marlena to magically erase all of your reservations. I mean, having a baby is still a huge step, no matter what. It’s life-changing, so it makes sense for the both of us to be a little bit nervous. I’m nervous, too, baby, as much as I am excited about the idea.

Ben: But we will stay on it, and we’ll just be hopeful that I don’t pass down any of the mental illness I had to our child, and if, god forbid, we see any signs at all that I did, we find treatment.

Ciara: Mm-hmm.

Ben: Right away.

Ciara: Mm-hmm, that’s right.

Ben: I’m sorry for freaking out. It’s just that you could be pregnant right now.

Ciara: Well, the odds are pretty slim for the first try. And so that means we are gonna have to try again, and again, and again, and again, and again.

Ben: And again.

Ciara: And again.

Ben: I am down for that.

Ciara: Hmm?

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: Although, honestly, weston, between the two of us, I am getting the short end of the stick here.

Ben: What do you mean short?

Ciara: Well–

Ben: What?

Ciara: I mean that I’m gonna be the one to gain all the weight, I’m gonna wake up with the morning sickness, the swollen ankles. All you’re gonna have to do is run to the store and get me my cravings whenever I want.

Ben: Mm-hmm, and I’m going to love every minute of it. In fact, what can I get you right now? Ice cream, pickles? What can I get you?

Ciara: Just this, babe.

My plan for ben and ciara’s baby is so monumental, so magnificent, and it all begins with–

John: Hey, doc, still awake?

Damn that john black, always trying to come between us.

John: What the heck? Is this thing locked?

Just ignore him, marlena. He’ll go away.

John: What the hell’s going on in there? Looks like it’s stuck. Hey, doc, are you okay in there? Doc? Hang on, doc, I’m coming! Come on!

Tackling tough messes can

take more time than you have,

[Soft music]

 

John: Hey, sweetheart. You okay, honey?

Marlena: Oh, yeah.

John: Hey, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to wake you up. I just got really worried when I couldn’t open the door, and I swear I heard some voices in here.

Paulina: One key lime pie to go.

Eli: Oh, you know I’m gonna enjoy this.

Paulina: Well, to each his own, baby, to each his own.

Eli: Hey, and congrats again.

Lani: Oh, thank you so much for dinner.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Eli: Oh, bring it in. Bring it in.

Paulina: Aw.

Eli: I love you guys.

Abe: Oh, hey, take care.

Eli: See you guys later.

Paulina: Goodnight.

Eli: Goodnight.

Abe: That was a lovely evening, don’t you think?

Paulina: Hm.

Abe: Everything okay?

Paulina: I can’t believe I asked lani to call me mama. What was I thinking?

Abe: Hey, you know, you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself, just got carried away. Now, I know how you feel. Being lani’s dad is–it means everything to me.

Paulina: Well, after all that celebrating, I am wiped out. I think I’ll get ready for bed.

Abe: You know, let me ask you this–now that we are engaged, when do you want to do this?

Paulina: You mean, you want to set a date?

Abe: Yeah, any thoughts?

Paulina: Well, I guess that depends upon if you want a big wedding or a small one. Big takes a lot more planning.

Abe: Well, if it was left up to me, I’d do it tomorrow.

Paulina: I guess we’ll be having a small one.

Abe: So I will defer to my bride.

Paulina: Abraham, we are on the same page about pie and wanting our wedding to be an intimate affair. And now, for our first big challenge after becoming engaged–

Abe: Challenge? What do you mean?

Paulina: Finding a free date for both of us when we can get hitched–ah!

[Soft music]

 

Ciara: I don’t really want any food right now, do you?

Ben: Not really, kinda tired.

Ciara: Yeah, me too, but I don’t think I can go to sleep quite yet. Maybe there is something good on tv.

Ben: Yeah, check it out. I’ll watch anything.

Ciara: Okay.

Oh, my god. It’s “rosemary’s baby.”

 

John: Were you on your phone?

Marlena: No, I was asleep.

John: Maybe the voices came from that. Sound machine might have switched over to the radio or something. It looks fine to me.

Marlena: Oh. Well, I didn’t hear anything. Maybe I was talking in my sleep. What did you hear me say?

John: I’m not sure. I was out in the hall. Everything was mumbled.

Marlena: Okay.

John: No, no, no. Where are you going?

Marlena: Well, honey, I’ve been awfully worried about ben. I want to get dressed and go check on him.

John: No, no, you need to rest. You can talk to ben tomorrow.

Marlena: No, I don’t think–

John: He’s gonna be fine. He’ll be fine.

Marlena: It’s not–

John: He’ll be fine. Right now, I’m a lot more concerned about you, okay?

 

For once in my life,

I feel a little good

thing inside

looking in your eyes

I only want to love you

and hold you tight

I feel fine

because you’re mine

we’re in the light

dancing in the light

of love

holding you tight

tripping in the light

of loving

you

my world is gonna shine

because you’re mine

because you’re mine, mine

because you’re mine, mine

because you’re mine

because you’re mine

because you’re mine

because you’re mine

because you’re mine

because you’re mine your mission:

Eli: Hey, roman.

Roman: Hey, well, look at you two out on the town.

Lani: Yeah, we were just out at dinner celebrating.

Eli: Yeah, abe and paulina got engaged last night.

Roman: Oh, great, I like it.

Lani: Yeah, we’re really happy for them both.

Roman: Yeah, so am I. I didn’t think he’d propose this soon, but they do seem like a great match.

Eli: Made in heaven.

Paulina: So you thinking, like, a saturday night vibe or more easy like sunday morning?

Abe: Well, I have no preference. You know, of course I like having a nice wedding, but it’s the marriage. It’s the marriage that’s important.

Paulina: Abraham, we are on the same page. So how about mid-december?

Abe: Yeah, that’s almost too close to the holidays.

Paulina: Right, right.

Abe: Yeah. How do you feel about earlier in january?

Paulina: Hmm, oh, no good. I’m breaking ground on a project in bal harbour, and that time of year in salem, kinda bleak, no?

Abe: Yeah, I see. I see what you mean, yeah. Well, how about the third week in november?

Paulina: Well, that actually could work.

Abe: Ooh, that’s great. That would be more than a month’s notice, so theo and brandon could arrange to be here too.

Paulina: Oh, you think we could pull it all together by then?

Abe: I think anything we put our minds to will work.

Paulina: Well, then it’s all settled. A little more than a month from now, we’ll be husband and wife.

Abe: Ooh.

Paulina: Oh.

Ben: Why’d you turn it off?

Ciara: It’s a horror movie, and it’s not really what I want in my head right before I go to sleep.

Ben: Is it about a woman who gives birth to the devil’s baby? Just seems pretty dumb.

Ciara: It wasn’t a bad omen, ben.

Ben: What do you mean?

Ciara: That movie coming on was totally random. No one is trying to tell you that you’re evil and that I’m rosemary.

Ben: I mean, who said that?

Ciara: I can see it in your eyes, babe. You’re freaked out that I landed on that movie. Am I right? Baby, I am not some submissive pixie, and you are not evil. You are the best. You are a loving, caring, wonderful man, and you are gonna make the most amazing father. I know it because it’s true. And you’ve come way too far and worked way too hard to let fear ruin that. So let’s just forget about all of this nonsense that happened and focus on what is really real, and that is our love for each other.

[Soft music]

 

John: Here you go.

Marlena: Chamomile?

John: Hope it helps.

Marlena: Oh, I guess i thought it would be hot.

John: Yeah, well, I was on my way to bring it to you when roman stopped by.

Marlena: Oh, roman came by? Why?

John: We’ll talk about it later–tell you what I’ll do. I’ll go heat this up, okay?

Marlena: Hey, why don’t we talk about it now?

John: Well, I was going to, but I know that you were kind of upset about ben. Johnny has decided to rename his movie from “the sami brady story,” to “the marlena evans story.”

Marlena: Why would he change a movie about sami to a movie about me?

John: Well, apparently he’s fascinated about your past, specifically when you were… when you were… marlena: Possessed by the devil.

John: You know, I was upset enough just by knowing it was gonna be a part in the movie. Now, the whole damn movie’s gonna be about it.

Marlena: Oh, no.

John: But don’t worry about that; that’s why roman came by. He told me he changed his mind about investing. Johnny’s having a hard time coming up with the cash ’cause practically everybody has said no.

Marlena: So he won’t be able to make the movie?

John: I’m not gonna let him.

Marlena: That was his dream.

John: His dream was to make a film, and he can still do that. He’s just not gonna do this one, ’cause the last thing you need is to have to relive that part of your life, honey.

Chad: I can’t believe this is real. I mean, I’ve wanted this and you for so long. But I…

Abigail: What?

Chad: I just–I have to ask you something, but I don’t know if I should.

Abigail: You can ask me anything.

Chad: So does this mean we’re back together? When I heard about the science behind the new

Abigail: I don’t want to shut you out anymore; I want to be close to you.

Chad: I want that too, more than anything.

Abigail: But I think we also have to be realistic about where we are, you know? Our problems don’t disappear just because we made love. We’ve still got a lot of things to work on, and I’ve got a lot of things to work on. Everything–the guilt that I feel, after everything that happened with gwen’s baby, and… but I don’t want to work on things alone. Moving forward, I would like to work on everything together.

Chad: We will, I promise.

[Soft music]

 

Abe: Look how far we’ve come. It’s all because of you.

Paulina: Me, really? What did I do?

Abe: You kept your promise not to hide things anymore, no more secrets, no more lies. I mean, ever since, it’s just been wonderful. You made peace with your daughter, with my daughter, with me. I’ve never been happier. And I hope you feel the same way.

Paulina: Of course I do. Of course. Oh, mm.

Lani: Okay. The babies are asleep thanks to our excellent nanny. And thank you for cleaning up.

Eli: No problem, but now I am in the mood for something sweet.

Lani: You have got to be kidding me. I don’t ever want to see another pie for as long as I live.

Eli: No, no, I’m not talking about a pie. No pecan pie, or key lime pie, or florida lime pie.

Lani: Mm-hmm.

Eli: I want some lani pie.

Lani: Oh. Well, come get it.

[Laughs]

Ciara: Are you sure you’re okay?

Ben: Yeah, I am.

Ciara: No more worries about random gusts of wind or horror movies with devil babies?

Ben: No, no, no, no. Dr. Evans made me see that there is no reason why we shouldn’t have a child. And god forbid, any issues come up, we’ll handle it together, like we handle everything. We are gonna make the most beautiful family together.

Ciara: Oh, my god. I love you so much.

Ben: I love you so much. You can barely keep these eyes open.

Ciara: Yeah, I’m tired. Will you hold me? I want to fall asleep in your arms.

[Soft music]

 

John: I hope you’re not upset with me and my bringing up that movie.

Marlena: No, of course not.

John: All right, you know I support johnny. Just that he needs to understand that this project, it’s never gonna happen.

Marlena: I assume you you talked to him?

John: Well, you know I did. And so did allie, but I think he needs to hear it from you. And I was just thinking that, once you were feeling better, you know, you could talk him out of it, but now I don’t even think you’re gonna have to have that conversation.

Marlena: Oh, well, I’m glad for that.

John: And everything that is in the past is gonna stay in the past where it belongs. And it’s just gonna be smooth sailing for me and you, baby, from now on out.

[Ominous music]

[Sound machine crackling]

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Days Short Recap Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Gabi confronted Ava about giving Philip the information about Jake. Ava didn’t deny giving the information to him. Philip and Jake went back and forth about him giving the information about him to Ava. He told Philip to fire him and not Gabi if he had a problem with his past. Philip fired him. Johnny didn’t understand why EJ wanted to play John in his movie. He thought EJ was trying to stick it to Chad. EJ told him that he had to let him play the part if he wanted him to finance the movie. Philip told Jake if Gabi surrendered her company, he would stay a free man. Gabi refused to give up her company. Ava said reminded her that Jake was involved in a murder so he would do jail time. Gabi said she would never take Jake away from her. Ava told her that she was going to take over her company. Abby singed the contracts. EJ had his own papers drawn up for the movie. Chad and EJ signed the contract. Chad told Johnny that EJ had to sign another contract because he wanted to play John. EJ said he had contracts for the role of John. He said he signed it because he was going to be playing John.

Chad wanted to know what EJ was trying to pull. EJ said he wanted to help Johnny with his movie. Abby thought EJ was wrong. Chad wanted Johnny to revoke his contract. Philip knew that Jake and Gabi were working together to set him up. He said Gabi started it and he was fighting back. Gabi refused to give up her company than let Ava run it. Ava asked her if she wanted to let her boyfriend go to prison. Gabi threatened to go to Rafe and tell him that she was trying to steal her company. Jake warned Philip that Ava would feed him to the wolves to save her own hide. Ava told Gabi that Rafe wasn’t going to find out what she did because she was going to tell him about Jake. She said that he would investigate it. Gabi told her that Rafe would be suspicious if she’s suddenly running her company. Ava wanted her to make him believe why she was running it. Chad and Abby tried to convince Johnny to get rid of EJ as John. Johnny couldn’t do that because he would lose the funding he needed for the movie. Chad offered to pay the money, but EJ said the contract was already signed. Johnny promised them that it would be professional. Ava told Gabi that it was over for her. Philip said he wasn’t naïve when it concerned Ava. Jake told him that he would pay a price getting mixed up with the mob. He said the last time he did it Brady was shot. He said he might not be so lucky next time.

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Days Update Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Update written by Joseph

Eli and Lani join Abe and Paulina at Paulina’s apartment. Abe proposes another toast. Eli jokes that he’s on a roll. Lani still can’t believe they are getting married. Abe toasts to love while Paulina toasts to marriage.

Abigail asks Chad if he wants to play John in the movie just so she doesn’t have a sex scene with another man even though she’s acting. Chad says he was kidding while Abigail reminds Chad that his jealousy is what got them in to trouble in the first place. Chad admits he was wrong about her and Jake and regrets ever going there. Abigail wonders if it’s happening again and questions if Chad wants the part in the movie because he doesn’t trust her with EJ. Chad assures it has nothing to do with EJ and he wants to spend as much time with her as he can, so he thinks doing the movie would be good for them. Chad feels that this could bring them closer.

While John is making Marlena’s tea, Roman shows up at the door and informs him that he told Johnny that he will not help fund his family. John thanks Roman and knows it wasn’t easy. Roman agrees that the last thing they want is for Marlena to have to relive that time. John invites Roman in and asks how Johnny took the news. Roman says he just explained that he was agreeing to invest in a movie on Sami and now it’s all about this devil business, so he thinks telling that story is not a good idea. John is sure Johnny was disappointed. Roman confirms that he was but they will get past it and the important thing is to do everything they can to protect Marlena.

The Devil urges Marlena to let go and give in to him. Marlena then begins levitating above her bed. The Devil tells her to let go as she’s almost there and they are going to achieve so much together. He adds that if she lets him in, there is no limit to what they can accomplish. He declares that their time is now so he needs her to be his tonight.

Ben and Ciara lay in bed together after having sex. Ciara felt like it felt extra special which Ben agrees with. Ciara wonders if they just made a baby. Their window then suddenly blows open and all of their things start to blow across their room, leaving them confused. Ben gets up and shuts the window. Ciara wonders if a storm is coming. Ben responds that everything looks clear. Ciara questions what made the window fly open then. Ben has no idea. Ciara finds it pretty weird that a gust of wind just appeared and disappeared. Ben hopes it wasn’t a bad omen.

Marlena remains levitating above her bed. The Devil tells her to be proud of what they have accomplished like attacking Julie and convincing everyone it was Doug, to commit him to Bayview so that they were not exposed, and best of all she convinced Ben to father a child with Ciara and let go of all his fears about the future. The Devil declares that now Marlena must let go of her fears.

Abigail questions Chad thinking that them acting together would bring them closer together. Abigail jokes that she could turn out to be a big diva on set. Chad says he wouldn’t care as they joke together. Chad thinks them playing John and Marlena would be really cool. Chad talks about all that John and Marlena have overcome, the times they’ve been separated and got back together, stronger. Chad calls it a really beautiful story. Abigail agrees that they are a real super couple. Chad says it gives him hope that they can come back together. Chad jokes that maybe by the time the film is done, they’ll be able to sleep in the same room.

John tells Roman that he almost blew a gasket when he saw Johnny’s revised script. Roman asks if he told Marlena what’s going on. John says he was going to, but when he got to the hospital, she was so upset after a really heavy therapy session with Ben Weston and she wanted to talk to him more but she was so drained, so he brought her home and she went right to bed. Roman questions Marlena not knowing the new direction of Johnny’s movie. John admits he may be being overprotective by not telling her but she’s been having such a rough time lately, so he didn’t want to pile on. Roman asks if she’s upset about something other than Ben. John reminds him about Doug. Roman feels Marlena did what she had to do to protect Doug and everyone else. John says he said the same thing but Marlena still feels to blame and guesses that’s why she is so driven to help Ben now.

Ciara questions what Ben means by worrying about a bad omen and asks what happened since he was so optimistic earlier after seeing Marlena. Ben assures that he still is but thinks it’s kind of strange that Ciara threw away her birth control pills, they make love, and she wonders if they made a baby then all of a sudden, the window blasts open and all the candles blow out. Ciara asks what he thinks that means and questions if someone is trying to warn them not to get pregnant.

The Devil tells Marlena that Ben and Ciara’s child is so important for the future as he needs the baby for himself.

Ciara asks Ben if he thinks some unknown force is trying to warn them not to get pregnant. Ben says of course not and that it was just the wind. Ciara reminds him that he promised to be honest from now on and asks him what’s going on. Ben guesses he’s just a little nervous about having a baby.

John tells Roman that Marlena has been beating herself up lately. Roman calls her the best doctor. John notes that she still feels that she failed Doug and that has shaken her confidence. Roman hopes some rest will help. John mentions making her tea since she was too wired to sleep. Roman tells him to just say the word if they need anything. John thanks Roman again for backing out of Johnny’s film since they don”t need that bit of history repeating itself…

The Devil feels Marlena fighting and not being ready to fully commit. He argues that she’s always done everything for everyone else and nothing for herself, except when she lets him in and feels his power through her veins. The Devil urges Marlena to let herself go completely and feel that way again. He says perhaps she would feel different if she knows his plans which could only happen with her help. The Devil warns that you can never go back on bringing a child in to the world, so their future is in Marlena’s hands. He decides it’s time to share with Marlena exactly what he has in mind for the child.

Chad tells Abigail that he’s not trying to pressure her at all, he just misses sharing a room and a bed with her. Chad knows she’s not ready for that and he respects that, so he’d never try to skip past all he has to do in order to make things right between them. Chad says he’s just expressing hope for the future. Abigail tells him that there’s nothing she wants more than to be able to trust in their marriage and love again. Chad understands she’s not there yet and agrees to wait as long as it takes. Chad tells Abigail that he loves her, always has, and always will. Chad says he will let her go to bed but Abigail stops him and invites him to stay in her room tonight. Chad questions if she’s sure. Abigail acknowledges that she’s kept him at arms length ever since coming home but he’s been very patient, understanding, and devoted. Abigail admits that Chad has done everything she has asked and more, so she thinks it’s time that she let him back in. Chad then kisses Abigail.

Ciara tells Ben that she didn’t expect one session with Marlena to magically erase all of his reservations since having a baby is still a huge step that is life changing, so it makes sense for them both to be nervous. Ciara admits that she is nervous too. Ben says they will stay on it and hope he doesn’t pass on the mental illness to their child, but if he does they will find treatment right away. Ben apologizes for freaking out, but notes that Ciara could be pregnant right now. Ciara says the odds are slim for the first try which means they will have to try again and again. Ben says he’s down for that as they kiss. Ciara talks about how she will be the one to gain weight and get morning sickness. Ben tells her that he will get her everything she wants and asks what she is craving. Ciara says just him as they continue kissing.

The Devil tells Marlena that his plan for Ben and Ciara’s baby is so magnificent. They are interrupted by John knocking at the door, asking if Marlena is still awake. The Devil complains that John is always trying to come between them as Marlena remains levitating above her bed. John tries to enter but is confused to find the door locked. The Devil urges Marlena to ignore John and he’ll go away. John wonders what is going on as he realizes the door is stuck. John calls out to Marlena and tells her to hang on as he’s coming. John then breaks the door open. John checks on Marlena laying in bed and asks if she’s okay. John says he didn’t mean to wake her up but he got worried when he couldn’t open the door and he swears he could hear voices in here…

Paulina gives Eli and Lani the key lime pie that she did not want. Eli congratulates them again as he and Lani hug Paulina and Abe. Eli and Lani then exit. Abe tells Paulina that it was a lovely evening and asks her if everything is okay. Paulina can’t believe she asked Lani to call her “mama” and asks what she was thinking. Abe understands that she got carried away as he knows how she feels. Abe remarks that being Lani’s dad means everything to him. Paulina decides to get ready for bed. Abe stops her to ask when she wants to get married as he wants to set a date. Paulina says that depends on if he wants a big wedding or small since big takes a lot of planning. Abe says if it were up to him, they’d do it tomorrow, so Paulina guesses they will have a small one. Paulina assures they are on the same page in wanting their wedding to be an intimate affair. Paulina jokes that their first big challenge will be finding a date that they are both free to get married.

Ciara and Ben agree they are both kind of tired but Ciara doesn’t think she can go to sleep just yet and suggests finding something on TV. Ciara then turns on the TV and sees that the movie Rosemary’s Baby is on.

John questions if Marlena was on her phone. Marlena claims that she was asleep. John guesses maybe the voices came from the noise machine switching over to radio or something. John checks the machine but says it looks fine to him. Marlena tells him that she didn’t hear anything and suggests she was talking in her sleep. Marlena asks what John heard her say. John says he’s not sure since he was out in the hall. Marlena brings up being worried about Ben so she wants to go check on him but John encourages her to rest and that she can talk to Ben tomorrow. Marlena tries to argue but John insists that Ben is fine and he’s more worried about her right now.

Chad and Abigail kiss as they enter her bedroom and begin to undress. Chad carries Abigail as they kiss onto the bed. Chad lights candles and they continue kissing in bed.

Roman heads to the Brady Pub and runs in to Eli and Lani outside. Eli and Lani inform him that Abe and Paulina got engaged last night. Roman says he’s happy for them, but didn’t think Abe would propose this soon. Roman admits they seem like a great match.

Paulina asks Abe if he’s thinking a Saturday night or a Sunday morning wedding. Abe says he has no preference. Abe says he’d like to have a nice wedding but it’s the marriage that’s important. Paulina agrees and suggests December. Abe worries that’s too close to the holidays, so he asks how she feels about early January. Paulina says that’s no good as she’s breaking ground on a project then. Abe asks about the third week of November. Paulina decides that could work. Abe says that’s more than a month’s notice so his sons Theo and Brandon could arrange to be there too. Paulina asks if he thinks they could pull it all together by then. Abe feels anything they put their minds to will work. Paulina declares that it’s all settled then and in a little over a month, they will be husband and wife as they kiss.

Ciara shuts off the TV which Ben questions. Ciara tells him a horror movie is not what she wants in her head right before going to sleep. Ben says that a movie about a woman giving birth to the Devil’s baby seems pretty dumb. Ciara insists it wasn’t a bad omen and that the movie coming on was totally random. Ciara argues that no one is trying to tell him that he’s evil and she’s Rosemary. Ciara can tell Ben is freaked out that she landed on that movie. Ciara insists that she’s not some submissive pixie and he’s not evil. Ciara calls him a loving, caring, wonderful man who will make the most amazing father. Ciara says that Ben has come way too far and worked too hard to let fear ruin that, so they will forget about all the nonsense and focus on what’s really real which is their love for each other.

John gives Marlena her tea and hopes it will make her feel better. Marlena questions the tea not being hot. John explains that he was bringing it to her when Roman stopped by. Marlena asks why he came. John says they will talk about it later and offers to go heat up her tea but Marlena wants to talk about it now. John brings up knowing she was upset about Ben. John then reveals to Marlena that Johnny decided to rename his movie from The Sami Brady Story to the Marlena Evans Story. Marlena questions why he would do that. John explains that Johnny is fascinated by her past, specifically when she was possessed by the Devil. John says he was upset enough that it would be a part of the movie, but now the whole damn movie is about it. John adds that Roman came by to tell him that he changed his mind about investing and Johnny is having a hard time coming up with the cash since everyone has said no. Marlena asks if he won’t be able to make the movie then. John responds that he won’t let him. Marlena points out that it was Johnny’s dream. John argues that Johnny’s dream is to make a film and he can still do that, just not this one, because the last thing Marlena needs is to have to relive that part of her life.

Chad and Abigail lay in bed after having sex. Chad can’t believe this is real as he’s wanted this and her for so long. Chad says he has to ask her something, but doesn’t know if he should. Abigail says he can ask her anything. Chad asks if this means they are back together. Abigail wants to be close to him and doesn’t want to shut him out. Chad says he wants that too more than anything. Abigail adds that they have to be realistic about where they are as their problems don’t just disappear because they made love and they still have a lot to work on. Abigail brings up her guilt over what happened with Gwen’s baby, but she doesn’t want to work on them alone. Abigail declares that she’d like to work on everything together moving forward. Chad promises that they will as he hugs her.

Abe tells Paulina to look at how far they’ve come and says it’s all because of her keeping her promise not to hide things anymore, no more secrets or lies. Abe says ever since, things have been wonderful. Abe adds that Paulina made peace with her daughter, his daughter, and with him. Abe declares that he’s never been happier and hope she feels the same way. Paulina assures that she does as they hug.

Lani tells Eli that the babies are asleep thanks to their nanny and thanks Eli for cleaning up. Eli says now he’s in the mood for her as they kiss and then they head to the bedroom.

Ciara asks if Ben is sure he’s okay. Ben says that he is. Ciara asks if he has no more worries about random gusts of wind or horror movies with devil babies. Ben states that Marlena made him see that there’s no reason they shouldn’t have a child and if any issues come up, they will handle it together like they handle everything. Ben declares they will make the most beautiful family together. Ciara says she loves him so much. Ben says the same as Ciara admits she’s tired now. Ciara asks Ben to hold her so she can fall asleep in his arms.

John hopes he didn’t upset Marlena by bringing up the movie. Marlena says of course not. John explains that he supported Johnny but he needs to understand that this project is never going to happen. Marlena assumes that he talked to him. John confirms that he did and so did Allie, but he thinks Johnny needs to hear it from Marlena. John thought Marlena could talk him out of it but now thinks maybe she won’t have to have that conversation, so everything in the past can stay in the past where it belongs. John declares it will be smooth sailing for them from now on as he holds her.

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The devil had Marlena levitating. He recapped everything that she did for him. He wanted her to give in to him Roman told John that he backed out of Johnny’s movie. John was happy that he backed out. John told him about the way Marlena has been acting. He said she was acting a little strange after her session with Ben. He said he didn’t tell her about Johnny’s movie. He said he wanted to protect her. Roman asked if she was worried about something else. John said she was worried about Doug and how he had to be committed. The devil told Marlena that Ben and Ciara’s child was important for the future. He said he needed the baby for himself. John continued to thank Roman for backing out of the movie. The devil continued to tell Marlena how much he needed the baby. He wanted to tell her what he had in store for the baby. Ben was concerned when the windows opened up when Ciara said they might have made a baby. She tried to convince him that nothing would happen. He wasn’t so sure about that.

Ciara told Ben that having a baby is life changing. She admitted that she was nervous too. Ben hoped he didn’t pass down his problems. He wanted to get treatment for the baby as soon as they see signs. John went to check on Marlena, but the door was locked. He was determined to get inside of the room. John got in the room and saw Marlena sleeping. She woke up when he touched her. He thought he heard voices in the room. John wanted to know if Marlena was on the phone. Marlena wanted to talk to Ben, but John didn’t want her to talk to him yet. Ciara didn’t think it was omen that they saw Rosemary’s Baby. Ben thought the movie might have been a bad sign for them. John told Marlena how Johnny planned on making his movie about her. She wanted to know why he wanted to make it about her. He explained why and that Roman backed out of the movie. He told her that he wasn’t making the movie. He didn’t want her to relive that part of her life. John said that everything from the past would stay in the past.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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John and Roman were upset that Johnny’s movie was about Marlena’s possession. John said he wouldn’t let Johnny make the movie. Allie said she didn’t think he could stop him. John said Will never got the rights to Marlena’s story when he wrote the script. John said he would talk to Marlena and she would stop Johnny from doing the movie. Marlena wanted to know what the devil wanted with Ben’s baby. The devil said the baby would inherit the genes of a serial killer. The devil thought it could turn into the perfect instrument of evil. She said Ben wasn’t evil. The devil said he had evil inside of him. He said it was a perfect blend of genes. It would have Ben’s potential for evil while being innocent with Ciara’s soul. The devil said the soul could be corrupted. He said it was what he wanted. Marlena wanted to know what he meant. The devil told her not to worry. She said she wouldn’t let him use Ben. She picked up the phone to warn Ben. John showed up to Marlena’s office. She got off the phone. He asked her about her session with Ben. She said she thought she led Ben down the wrong path. She wanted to talk to Ben. John stopped her. He took her home. John got Marlena in the bed. She said she was worried, but didn’t know why. He told her to take care of herself. He turned on a white noise machine before he left. The devil spoke to Marlena through the white noise machine. He told her to give in to him. She ended up levitating.

Ben told Ciara that he was ready to have a baby. He told her Marlena gave good advice. He said she was different today. He said it felt as if she had personal stake in them having a baby. Ciara said she only wanted him to do it if he wanted to. He said he couldn’t wait to have a baby with her. Roman ran into Johnny. Roman told him he was pulling his money out of the movie. Roman said he didn’t think Johnny understood why the movie was a bad idea. When Roman walked away, Johnny said that was going to ruin his movie. He said there was no on else to ask for money. Chad and Abby talked about the kiss in the movie. She reminded him that they were supposed to take things slowly. He said he wouldn’t rush her into anything. When they were about to kiss, EJ walked in. Chad and Abby told him they were rehearsing their lines for Johnny’s movie. Chad told EJ he was thinking about playing John in the movie. EJ wanted to know how he would handle working and being in a movie. They ended up arguing. EJ threatened to tell Mr. Shin about the movie. EJ said he shouldn’t have undermined with Johnny. Chad told Abby he wasn’t worried about Mr. Shin. Chad wanted to get back to the script. She wanted to check on the kids. He wanted to go with her so he could protect her from creatures with British accents. Johnny told EJ that his project was over before it got started. Johnny told him Roman pulled out of the movie. EJ offered to pay the money he needed. Johnny wanted to know what the catch was. Johnny said he knew there was one. EJ said there was one. He said he wanted to play John.

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John went to see Roman to talk him out of financing Johnny’s movie. Roman said he knew John was afraid it would open up old wounds. Roman said he was over John and Marlena’s affair. John thought about his affair with Marlena. John couldn’t imagine their moment being recreated for a movie. John told Roman that he wasn’t worried about their affair being exposed. He was concerned about Marlena’s possession getting out. Roman said he would talk to Johnny about not putting Marlena’s possession in the script. Julie and Ciara talked about Ben’s reservations over being a father. Ciara said she would be okay with Ben’s decision. She said she wouldn’t push Ben to do something he didn’t want to do. Ciara comforted Julie when she brought up Doug. Ciara ended up leaving. Kayla went to see Julie. Kayla told her there was no change in Doug. Kayla wanted her to wait 24 hours before she could see him. Julie said she felt helpless. Kayla told her told pray. Julie said she would pray for Doug until she died.

The devil told Marlena not to let Ben leave her office. She asked Ben if he heard the devil’s voice. The devil said he had a direct line to her head and soul. Ben said he didn’t hear anything. The devil told Marlena to tell Ben to have a baby or he would go see Doug. Marlena told Ben that not having a baby would be a bad idea. Ben didn’t understand why she wanted him to pass on his genes. She said his child would grow up in a loving home unlike what he had. She said Ciara might resent him if he denied her a chance at having a child. Marlena told Ben to go home and make love to his wife and make a baby.  He noticed that she wasn’t acting like herself. He said she doesn’t tell him what to do. She said she didn’t want going down the wrong path. She said he worked hard to be with Ciara. He said she was right. He thanked her and everything. When Ben went home, he told Ciara if she wanted a baby, he was game. The devil told Marlena that she did a good. Marlena was confused. She asked what it had to do with Ben. The devil said he had plans for Ben’s baby.

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Days Transcript Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Chanel: That was quite a kiss.

Johnny: Well, that was my way of saying thank you for convincing my sister to do the movie.

Chanel: Allie and i are best friends. So she usually takes my advice.

Johnny: Which was a big help for me in this case. Can I ask you for one more thing?

Chanel: Well, it depends on what that thing is.

Johnny: I’ve got a lot more parts to cast. How would you feel about playing one of them?

John: “Possessed: The marlena evans story”? Did you know about this?

Roman: No, I didn’T. I put my money in this thing because your brother told me he wanted to make a movie about your mom. Now it’s all about marlena’s possession?

Allie: I’m sorry, grandpa. I just assume johnny told you.

John: I can’t even believe this.

Allie: He thought that this movie would make more of a– you know…

Roman: Yeah, moneymaker.

Allie: I mean, you have to admit it it’s pretty exciting. It’s not every day that somebody gets possessed by the devil.

Marlena: What are you talking about? What kind of plans do you have for ben’s baby?

Demon marlena: I don’t wanna spoil the surprise. Let’s just say it is imperative that ben weston and ciara brady conceive a child.

Marlena: Well, he doesn’t agree, and I’m not sure that I convinced him to change his mind.

Demon marlena: Don’t underestimate yourself, dr. Evans. Ben weston always listens to you. He takes your words to heart. And soon I’m going to get what I’ve been wanting for so long.

Ciara: How did it go with marlena? Did you talk to her about us starting a family?

Ben: Actually, yes, I did.

Ciara: You did? Well, did it make you feel any better?

Ben: It did.

Ciara: Wait, it did?

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: So does that mean–

Ben: If you wanna have this baby, let’s have a baby.

Ciara: Are you serious?

Ben: I know how important this is to you, and that makes it important to me. So let’s do this. Let’s make a baby.

Ciara: Oh, my god.

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Chanel: So you really want me to be in your movie?

Johnny: Yeah, I do. I have a feeling that the camera would love you.

Chanel: Well, I have been told I take a great picture.

Johnny: Is that a yes?

Ciara: And I’ve always thought acting sounded like fun.

Johnny: Oh, so it is a yes.

Ciara: When I was little, I used to pretend to be those twins on “sister, sister,” and I would make my mama be the mom. She recorded a bunch of videos. She probably still has them.

Johnny: Well, if she does, I would love to see them.

Ciara: So if I did say yes to being in your movie, what role would I play? And if you say the devil I’m punching you in the face.

Johnny: No, you’re not the devil. I actually think I have the perfect role for you.

John: [Scoffs] No way this is gonna happen. He’s not gonna make this movie. Kiddo, did I not ask you to talk to your brother? Did I not practically beg you to convince him to stay away from this part of your grandmother’s life?

Allie: I did talk to him. I swear. But he is stubborn and he says that this is the movie he has to make. I mean, I don’t think anything is gonna stop him.

John: No, I just thought of one thing that can.

Marlena: I don’t understand. What makes ben and ciara’s child so special to you?

Demon marlena: Do I really have to spell it out? The child would inherit the genetics of a serial killer, a man who murdered three women. Young weston was right to be worried about passing on his dark, twisted legacy to his child. That’s where I need you.

Marlena: There’s no such thing as a serial killer gene.

Demon marlena: But as a psychiatrist, you must know that certain genes if nurtured in the proper environment, can result in psychopathic behavior. Weston himself had a sadistic father and a weak mother.

Marlena: Ben and ciara are not those parents.

Demon marlena: Just leave that part to me. That child could turn into the perfect instrument of evil.

Marlena: You don’t know ben the way I know him. He despises what he’s done. And he is not inherently evil.

Demon marlena: But the capacity for evil still resides in him as it would in his child.

Ciara: Oh, my god, I can’t believe this. Ben, you really want us to have a baby? You want that now?

Ben: I do.

Ciara: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, ben this is just– god, you made me so happy.

Ben: Oh, my god. I can see that.

Ciara: What did marlena say to change your mind?

Ben: Well, first of all, she said that half of our baby’s gene pool will be from your side, thank god. And since you are the best, strongest, most beautiful person I’ve ever met, I can’t be afraid of what’s happening on my side of things. And it’s not–I can’t let it stop us from having a baby. Like I said, it is important to me too for us to be parents. I wanna have a baby with you.

Ciara: Really?

Ben: Really.

Ciara: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, ben, I love you so much.

Ben: I love you so much. It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Abigail: Love-making has never really been an issue for us.

Chad: No, it hasn’T.

Abigail: However, you still have a lot of issues to work out, and I don’t wanna cloud that by being intimate too soon.

Chad: This–this kiss. It’s just–it’s pretend. It’s john and marlena kissing. Doesn’t have to mean a thing to–to chad and abigail.

Abigail: Oh, well, thank you very much for explaining that, mr. Stanislavsky.

Chad: I’m being– I’m being serious. Look, you don’t have to worry about me turning this into something that it’s– it’s– it’s not, all right? We’ll kiss, and then we’ll go upstairs. Well–we’ll sleep in separate bedrooms. That is unless you–you find me too–too irresistible.

Abigail: Suddenly, I don’t think that’s gonna to be very much of an issue.

Chad: No?

Abigail: No. Where were we?

Chad: Okay, all right. Okay. Do you really want me to go, doc?

Ej: Well, well. What have we here?

Johnny: So I was thinking you could play celeste perrault.

Chanel: Oh, interesting name. Tell me about her.

Johnny: She was my grandfather’s henchwoman.

Chanel: Oh, so she did his dirty work.

Johnny: Some of it, yeah. She was also his lover.

Chanel: And how does she fit into the story?

Johnny: Well, she was a psychic too. She was the first person who sensed that the devil was in salem.

Chanel: Oh, so she’s like the hero of the movie?

Johnny: She should be, yeah. But when she tried to warn everyone, nobody believed her.

Chanel: Why is that?

Johnny: Oh, you know how some people are about psychics.

Chanel: So what makes you think that I’d be the perfect celeste? Wait, is she black?

Johnny: Uh, well, yeah, yeah. Now that I–I guess she is. Now that I think about it, yeah.

Chanel: You–you guess?

Johnny: No, I mean she–she was–she is, yes, but that’s not why I thought of you. I mean, she’s–she’s strong, you know. She’s–she’s a woman doing a man’s job. She’s wise.

Chanel: Uh-huh.

Johnny: She’s beautiful.

Chanel: Uh-huh.

Johnny: And you have a connection to her.

Chanel: What connection?

Johnny: She–celeste is the mother of my aunt lexie, who is the mother of theo. Theo carver, the guy you dated.

Chanel: Wait, so let me get this straight. You want me to play my old boyfriend’s big mama?

Allie: How can you stop johnny?

John: Easy. You see your brother never bothered to get the rights to marlena’s story.

Allie: But he said that she encouraged him to make the movie.

Roman: Well, I’m sure she said that, because she didn’t know the movie was about her. Same as me.

John: Yeah, I’ll just talk to marlena, and I’m sure she will stop johnny from doing this.

Roman: Yeah, if she wants to shut it down, I do believe the law is on her side.

John: That’s a fact. I’m gonna head over to her office right now. She has one appointment with ben weston. But I’m sure she’s alone.

Ciara: Here you go.

Ben: Thank you, love.

Ciara: So this dream you told marlena about.

Ben: I had it in new orleans. I dreamed that we had a son. We came home, and we discovered that he killed his babysitter with a necktie.

Ciara: And you didn’t think to tell me about this?

Ben: Baby, we were on our honeymoon.

Ciara: Yeah, but, baby, i would have reassured you that it was all good.

Ben: I did not want you to have to reassure me. I didn’t wanna burden you. Like I said, we were on our honeymoon, and dr. Evans reassured me today. She’s not even sure if the illness that I had is actually hereditary. You know, and if god forbid there’s the chance that our kid does inherit that, there’s treatment.

Ciara: Mm-hmm, like you had.

Ben: Right.

Ciara: Right.

Ben: It doesn’t mean that we can’t not look for signs, you know. We can’t kid ourselves, but–

Ciara: No, we will not.

Ben: No.

Ciara: No.

Ben: And I’m still not a 100% gung ho, but I know that I can certainly live with my fears, especially if it means that you and i can start a family together.

Ciara: Sounds like marlena gave you some really good advice.

Ben: She did give me good advice.

Ciara: Mm-hmm.

Ben: She was a little different, though.

Ciara: How so?

Ben: Usually, she doesn’t tell me what to do. She lets me make my own decisions for myself, but today she made it seem like I would be making this huge mistake if I decided to never have kids. Like, she really wanted me to listen to her. It was almost like…

Ciara: Almost like what?

Ben: Like she had a personal stake in us having a baby.

Ciara: Hmm.

Marlena: Even if ben and ciara’s child were predisposed to evil behavior, it doesn’t mean that behavior would ever surface.

Demon marlena: Must you be such a doomsayer?

Marlena: Look, ben and ciara would be kind and loving parents, and–and they would–they would raise their child in a loving and safe environment.

Demon marlena: But there are cases where biology is destiny. Ben weston was conditioned by clyde weston to become the necktie killer. Even though that need in him was dormant for years and years, he couldn’t escape the evil that clyde had planted inside him. And clyde himself is the product of generations of evildoers. I chose ben very carefully.

Marlena: But ciara would be the mother, and she is a product of–of two loving and caring families, the bradys and the hortons.

Demon marlena: I never said it wouldn’t be a struggle but the struggle is what makes this all so perfect.

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Ej: I just came down for a nightcap. Feel free to continue with your reconciliation or whatever it was.

Abigail: Actually, chad was just helping me run lines for a scene from your son’s movie. We were–we were pretending to be john and marlena.

Ej: Hmm, it’s not enough to provide funding for johnny’s little project?

Chad: I was helping my wife with her lines. It’s called being a supportive husband.

Abigail: Yeah, and since the role of john hasn’t really been cast yet…

Chad: Oh, no. You know what? That’s right. Maybe I should audition for it. It’d be a–a real kick to act with my wife in my nephew’s movie.

Johnny: Chanel, listen to me.

Chanel: I’ve heard enough. You want me to play theo’s granny?

Johnny: Whoa, you’d be playing her as a young woman, not as a granny. I mean, if–if you have a problem with it, you could always play the part of her daughter. It’s a smaller role, but aunt lexie was the doctor who took care of my grandmother in the hospital.

Chanel: So my only options are to play theo’s mama or his big mama.

Johnny: Allie’s playing our mother. I mean, it’s not that strange.

Chanel: I’m pretty sure theo carver would think it was strange.

Johnny: So you’re turning me down.

Chanel: I’m gonna have to think about it.

Ciara: Baby, I know it wasn’t easy for you to change your mind, and I know you did it mostly for me. So I have to ask you if you’re sure that this is what you really want, because as much as I want to have a baby with you, I–I don’t want you to do this if you think you have to because you owe me or something.

Ben: Do you know how much I love you?

Ciara: Yes.

Ben: If I wasn’t scared of what my genes might do to our baby, I would have been on board with this from the start. I’m not doing it because you want it or just because you want it. Dr. Evans made me feel a whole lot better about this whole idea. I cannot wait to make a baby with you.

Ciara: I can’t wait either. So should we take the first step? Because I’m not gonna be needing these anymore.

Ben: Go for it.

Demon marlena: Don’t you see? Ben and ciara’s bloodlines are the perfect combination. Their progeny will have enormous potential for evil and also a pure and innocent soul, one that could be easily corrupted. It’s going to be wonderful. It’s exactly what I have been wanting for so long.

Marlena: What does that mean?

Demon marlena: You don’t need to trouble yourself with that–

Marlena: But I do. You forced me to persuade ben to have this child. Now you’re telling me that you’ve had plans for this child right along?

Demon marlena: When you risked your professional reputation to have ben released from the sanitarium, and of all the psychiatrists in the world he became your patient, it was as if the stars suddenly aligned. It was glorious.

Marlena: I will not allow you to use ben.

Demon marlena: What are you doing?

Marlena: What I have to do. I’m gonna warn him.

Demon marlena: You will do no such thing.

Marlena: You try and stop me.

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John: Doc, you busy?

Marlena: Come in.

John: Whoa. You’re alone. I could have sworn I heard another voice. Now, we all know progressive offers 24/7 protection,

Ej: It’s your favorite pastime, isn’t it, getting under my skin?

Chad: Okay. You–you think that everything is about you? Look, I mean, playing a married couple with problems could be good for us.

Abigail: I never thought of it that way.

Ej: And when will you do your job, the one where you run an international corporation?

Chad: I can do both.

Ej: Oh, really? We’re supposed to be sharing the position of ceo. But the only one working long hours is me. Chad: I can’t help if I’m better at time management than you are.

Ej: That’s your assessment. Mine is that you are simply not pulling your weight. And once I express that concern to shin, I think he will agree with me.

Johnny: Chanel, please. I really want you to play the part of celeste. You’d really be great.

Chanel: Well, then you should stop playing director for a little while and do some more of that wooing.

Johnny: I left my guitar back in my bedroom, but we could go back there and I don’t know.

Chanel: Is that where you keep your casting couch?

Johnny: You are really giving me a hard time tonight.

Chanel: Yeah, it’s good for you. You’ll thank me later. But I wouldn’t be opposed to you taking me to dinner.

Johnny: Well, my father has cut me off financially, as you know, but we could go to the pub. I’m sure I could talk my grandpa into giving us a free meal.

Chanel: You really think you can just charm your way through this world, don’t you?

Johnny: Well, yeah. ‘Cause I usually can. You coming?

John: Thought you still might be in your session with ben. Were you talking with him on the phone?

Marlena: No, I–I recorded our session, and I was listening to it.

John: And how did it go?

Marlena: Well, for some reason I–I think I might have led him down the wrong path. So, I–I think I–I need to talk to him.

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Now?

Marlena: Yeah, I think this shouldn’t wait.

John: No, I–I–I don’t think that’s a good idea. Because you are paler now than you were when left the house. Something’s going on that’s got you upset.

Marlena: It was a very emo–it was a very emotional session, and–and I think ben still needs me.

John: Sweetheart, I know how committed you are to your patients, and I respect that, but right now tonight you’re gonna shut it down. I’m gonna take you home. You talk to ben tomorrow.

Marlena: John, this is not–

John: I’m not taking no for an answer, sweetheart. Let’s go. Let’s go. Now.

Marlena: Fine. I’m fine.

John: Come on.

Ben: How soon after you stop taking the pill can you get pregnant?

Ciara: I don’t know. Let me check.

Ben: Check. Please, please, please.

Ciara: Okay, so it says here that I can get pregnant immediately.

Ben: Okay.

Ciara: Or it can take up to a year.

Ben: It doesn’t really narrow it down. Does it?

Ciara: Uh-uh. It also says that if I stop taking the pill in the middle of my pack, which I am doing, I can get pregnant right away. It’s rare, but it does happen.

Ben: Ooh, well, then what better time than the present, huh? Am I wrong?

Ciara: No.

Ben: I didn’t think so. On the outside, I looked fine.

Chad: You know, I’d–I’d like to work hard, ej, but the truth is you’ve been inching me out of the process since the moment we took over those jobs. And you damn well know it.

Ej: I entered into our agreement in good faith. I wanted it to work.

Chad: No, you didn’T. You’ve been planning this from the get-go. I’m backing johnny so you’re making your move.

Ej: I have a hard time trusting people who betray me.

Chad: I believe in johnny, I’m supporting him. And this is your way of paying me back. Just be a man and call it what it is.

Ej: Don’t tell me, you’re serious about running dimera. I just heard you talking about acting in a student movie. You don’t have time for side jobs.

Abigail: Okay, look. You took time to act as xander cook’s attorney. What was that? Pro bono work?

Ej: What I do is none of your business.

Chad: Okay.

Abigail: You know darn well that he has all the time in the world to be in johnny’s movie in his spare time and still put in a full day at dimera.

Ej: No, I don’t think shin will concur. As a matter of fact, I’ll call him now, sound him out about chad’s new gig.

Chad: I mean, I don’t–I don’t even–i don’t even have the part, and you just drooling over the thought of dumping me.

Ej: You never should have undermined me with my son.

Johnny: So you closed the bakery and came here, huh?

Allie: Yeah, I did. You have a problem with that?

Johnny: I just thought you were going home to learn your lines.

Allie: Well, I called nicole, and she said henry was already asleep, so i figured I’d come see grandpa and get some dinner.

Johnny: So grandpa’s still here?

Allie: Yeah, he’s in the back.

Johnny: Oh, good. I need to talk to him.

Allie: Before you do, you should know that grandpa john was here, and he saw my script. He knows the movie’s about grandma marlena now, and he’s flipping out.

Johnny: Oh, man. He was–he was really pissed?

Allie: Yeah. He’s gonna tell grandma that she shouldn’t give you the right to make the movie.

Johnny: But I will convince her that she should, that I can tell her story.

Roman: It won’t make much difference.

Johnny: What do you mean?

Roman: Look, I saw it john, saw his reaction when he looked at your script, and it got me thinking. And, johnny, I can’t in good conscience invest in your movie anymore.

John: All right, now, doctor, I want you to try to get some sleep, and I’m sure you’re gonna feel a lot better in the morning. Okay?

Marlena: Yeah. I’m just still so worried about ben.

John: Have you figured out why yet?

Marlena: No, just a–just a gut feeling.

John: Well, I think I might know what’s going on here.

Marlena: Well, I wish I did.

John: I think that you were just obsessed with ben, because you tried so damn hard to help doug, and you couldn’T.

Marlena: Yeah, I-I try so hard. I-I-I just wanted to get through to doug. I want–and then I–I feel awful about trying to convince julie to let me commit him to bayview.

John: Hey, after what he did to her, you didn’t have a choice. Now, I know you, sweetheart, and I know that you–you always want to try to help everybody, especially those people you love, and–and then, you know, you’ve done a really good job with ben, but you don’t need to talk to him tonight. Tonight you just need to take care of yourself. Okay?

Marlena: Yeah.

John: Okay.

Marlena: Okay, yeah, I’m– I’m–I’m sure ben will be fine. It can wait till tomorrow.

Ciara: What do you think?

Ben: I think we should have been making babies a long time ago. I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

Chad: So should we try the scene again?

Abigail: Aren’t you worried about ej getting to shin?

Chad: Ej, no. I don’t care what ej says. I’ve been killing it at the office. And I don’t see shin making any changes. Not–not with the way profits are. So should we take it from the top?

Abigail: I’m tired. I think I’ve rehearsed enough for today.

Chad: What? What are you talking about? We’re just–we’re just getting to the good part.

Abigail: Uh-huh. I just wanna go upstairs. I’m gonna check on the kids, and I’m going to take a very long, hot bath.

Chad: Well, why don’t we– why don’t we check on the kids together. And then I can–I can escort you to your room because I wouldn’t want you running into any–any dangerous creatures in the hallway, especially ones with plummy british accents.

Abigail: Hmm. You’re very protective.

Chad: Yeah.

Abigail: But that sounds nice.

Johnny: Oh, come on, grandpa. You can’t do this to me. I’m counting on you.

Roman: Yeah, I know. Look, I feel bad about breaking my word, okay? But admit it, you pulled a bait and switch on me. And it’s not fair, and it’s not right. And this new story of yours, I don’t think you get what a really bad idea this is.

Johnny: Oh, man.

Roman: Johnny, you can’t just be about what you want. This movie can mess people’s lives up, people you love, people you care about.

Johnny: Thank you for trying to help me.

Roman: All right, listen. I gotta run. Make sure nobody robs the place.

Allie: We’ll keep an eye out.

Roman: See you later.

Chanel: I am so sorry, G.

Johnny: I mean what the hell am I supposed to do now? I’ve tapped every investor I can think of.

Allie: Any way you could crowd source the rest of the money?

Johnny: That could take forever. Damn it.

Chanel: Hey, why don’t we just order some food and then we can brainstorm over dinner.

Johnny: I’m not hungry anymore. You mind if we take a rain check? I–I just need to think this thing through on my own. I’m really sorry.

Chanel: I understand. We’re gonna figure this out.

Johnny: I hope so. See ya.

Chanel: Poor guy. I’ve never seen him like that.

Allie: I have. But we were little kids.

Marlena: Ooh, goodness. Do feel kind of worn out. Maybe I could turn off those thoughts that keep going through my head.

John: Thoughts? What kinda–what kinda thoughts?

Marlena: Just thoughts– thoughts about my patients.

John: Hey, hey, hey. Maybe this gizmo over here will help. Want me to turn it on?

Marlena: What–what is that?

John: Why, this is called a white sound machine. Comes highly recommended by abraham carver. Paulina brought one up from miami; it puts abe to sleep just like that.

Marlena: Well, okay. Let’s hope it works.

John: Yeah, that and maybe a cup of hot chamomile tea?

Marlena: Aw, that’d be nice. Thank you.

John: All right, now you just close your eyes, and I will be right back. Okay.

[Eerie music]

Demon marlena: Listen to your husband, marlena. Forget all about ben weston.

 

Johnny: [Scoffs]

Ej: Something wrong?

Johnny: Oh, you’ll love this, yeah. Grandpa roman doesn’t wanna put money in the movie anymore. So my dream project is over before it ever even got started.

Ej: If you’re expecting me to gloat, it’s not going to happen. What if I offered to cover roman’s investment?

Johnny: Okay, but what’s the catch? ‘Cause I know there is one.

Ej: You’re right.

Chad: Can we do this every night? Check on thomas and charlotte together?

Abigail: I would love that. Yeah. Were you really serious about wanting to play john? Or you just trying to get in ej’s face?

Chad: Maybe a little bit of both. But what I wanna–when I started to talk about the two of us doing it together, I started to really like the idea.

Abigail: Why?

Chad: It just seems like it would be a fun adventure for us to go through together. And I wouldn’t have to worry about you doing some sex scenes with some random guy.

Johnny: I’m not going to work at dimera enterprises. I would rather wait tables at the pub.

Ej: That’s not my condition. You’ve made yourself clear.

Johnny: Stop playing games, dad. What do you want?

Ej: What I want is to play john black.

John: Yeah, hold on a second. Hey, roman.

Roman: Hey, hey, sorry for coming by so late without calling first, but I wanted to let you know. I told johnny I won’t help fund his film.

John: Nice. Thanks, roman. I know that it wasn’t easy.

Roman: No it wasn’t, but your right. The last thing we want is for marlena to have to relive that time.

Marlena: Ben, have to warn ben.

[Wind whooshing]

Demon marlena: Let it go, marlena. Leave ben to me. Stop fighting. Give in to me.

Ciara: Was that just me or did that feel different? Like extra special?

Ben: It was definitely not just you.

Ciara: I didn’t think it was.

Ben: Mm-mm.

Ciara: And that kinda has me wondering.

Ben: Oh, yeah? What are you wondering, my love?

Ciara: I’m wondering if we just made a baby.

[Clattering]

[Wind whooshing]

[Tense music]

Demon marlena: Just let go, marlena. Give in to me. Give in to me. Give in to me to me…to me… to me…to me…to me…to me.

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Chanel: That was a day.

Allie: And a half. I can’t believe we sold out everything in the bakery.

Chanel: I feel like I barely even had a chance to breathe. I didn’t even get a chance to ask you how your date was.

Allie: It was fine, but how about you? What did you end up doing last night?

Chanel: You know, it turns out it was good I didn’t go out with you guys, because I was involved in a surprise engagement.

Allie: What? You and my brother got engaged?

Johnny: Hey, just the person I was looking for.

Abigail: Oh, really? Good reason or bad reason?

Johnny: Good.

Abigail: Okay. Another script.

Johnny: You can tear up the old one. That is the rewrite. Hot off the press.

Abigail: Okay, and so you said this one focuses mainly on your grandmother being possessed by the–

Johnny: It’s okay. You can say it. You’re gonna have to live it when you play her in the movie.

Abigail: You wrote another script that fast?

Johnny: Yeah. I was working on it all night, but I gotta tell you that thing practically wrote itself. I guess you could say the devil was my muse.

Abigail: Hmm.

Kayla: [Laughs] How did you know that’s what I needed?

Roman: Lucky guess. Nothing does the trick like mom’s cure-all.

Kayla: I wish it could cure everything.

Roman: What’s going on?

Kayla: I just came from committing doug to bayview for evaluation.

Roman: How’d that go?

Kayla: He was extremely upset and was insisting that he didn’t belong there. And he just kept asking for julie, over and over again.

Ciara: I think that I’m more ready to start a family than ben is.

Julie: He doesn’t want children?

Ciara: Oh, he does. It’s just he has his own issues to work through, before he can fully commit.

Julie: Considering his family history and his own, that makes sense.

Ciara: Yeah, he’s actually at a session with marlena right now, mm-hmm. Hopefully, she can help him work through those feelings. There is no one I trust more than marlena.

Julie: As do I. I know she’s going to help my doug and help your ben too. I have complete faith in marlena. And you should too.

Marlena: I’m sorry, ben.

Ben: It’s okay, and thank you again for making the time to see me.

Devil: Don’t let him go, marlena. You need to convince ben weston that he and his wife must have this baby. Don’t let me down, marlena, or there will be a steep price to pay.

[Echoing] Pay, pay.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

 

Allie: Why didn’t you tell me you were engaged? I mean, where’s the ring?

Chanel: [Laughs] Relax, horton. I am not engaged to your brother after three dates.

Allie: Oh, okay, well, you said you were involved in a surprise engagement, so what’s the engagement?

Chanel: Abe proposed to my mom last night.

Allie: Oh! Well, that’s great.

Chanel: And the best part is she said yes.

Allie: Well, lucky uncle abe. Your mom is a total catch.

Chanel: Hell yeah she is, and it was a really romantic night all around.

Allie: Okay, well, if you’re talking about my brother now, I don’t really need the gory details.

Chanel: It would only be gory if he was a lousy singer.

Allie: No, please do not tell me that my brother brought out his guitar and “serenaded” you.

Chanel: Yeah, he sure did.

Allie: Oh, my god.

Chanel: He was “wooing” me. His words.

Allie: I told you he was a player.

Chanel: Well, if he is, then so far he’s playing it exactly right.

Abigail: You changed the name of the movie, I see.

Johnny: I had to. It’s not the sami brady story any more.

Abigail: Did you tell your mom? ‘Cause she’s not gonna be happy.

Johnny: She is not even returning my texts or my calls, so she doesn’t get a say. But you do, and so does chad. I want you both to read over this. Please let me know if you have any questions, if any of the dialogue feels unnatural. I want you to be brutally honest, okay?

Abigail: You’re sure about that?

Johnny: Of course. It’s a collaborative film, and I appreciate you guys believing in my vision.

Abigail: Aww. Thank you. I really appreciate the opportunity.

Johnny: So you’re excited?

Abigail: I am, yeah. After these last few crazy months, I can’t believe how much I’m looking forward to it.

Johnny: Well, I will leave you to it, and maybe… read it with the lights on.

Abigail: “Possessed: The marlena evans story.”

[Eerie music]

 

Devil: Are you listening to me, marlena? You need to stop him. Now.

Ben: Dr. Evans, you all right?

Marlena: You didn’t hear that?

Ben: Hear what?

Devil: Ben can’t hear me, doc. I have a direct line right into your head. And more importantly, your soul.

Ben: Dr. Evans, what did you hear?

[Eerie music]

 

Marlena: A sound. Outside. It must have been something outside. Nothing–it’s nothing.

Ben: What did it sound like?

Devil: You need to change his mind, marlena. Tell him right now. Tell him to have this baby. If you don’t, I’ll have to pay a visit to poor, vulnerable doug.

Marlena: Well, I don’t–

Ben: Dr. Evans, are you sure you’re all right?

Marlena: Um… no, actually I’m not feeling very well at all.

Ben: You know, maybe you should head home. Get some rest. Yeah? You’ll feel better, okay?

Marlena: Wait. You can’t leave. Your mission:

Allie: Please tell me that you recorded my brother singing to you.

Chanel: I did not.

Allie: Damn it. I could have used it for blackmail.

Chanel: It was a very lovely, private moment.

Allie: A lovely, private, cringey moment. I’m sure my brother couldn’t be cheesier if he tried.

Johnny: I bet I can.

Chanel: Hey, you.

Johnny: Hey.

Allie: Heart-shaped chocolates? You know she’s a baker, right?

Johnny: They’re chocolate-covered mixed nuts.

Chanel: My favorite. You’re good. He’s good.

Abigail: Oh!

Chad: Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Abigail: [Laughs] Oh, my gosh. I did not…

Chad: Sorry.

Abigail: Hear you come in. I was so caught up in the script.

Chad: How many times you read that thing?

Abigail: This is a totally new version. Johnny practically started over. He wants us to read it and give him some feedback.

Chad: Okay. It sounds like a nice diversion from the day at the office that I had.

Abigail: You weren’t confronted by the devil, were you?

Chad: Not quite. Ej’s not speaking to me.

Abigail: Because of the movie stuff?

Chad: He’ll only communicate to me through our assistants. He’s furious that I’m financing a story about sami’s past.

Abigail: Well, you can’t pull out now. Not only would it break johnny’s heart. I think it’d kind of break mine.

Roman: [Sighs] Damn. It breaks my heart. I mean, I know he was having trouble. Mixing up names. I mean, he did that when he came in the pub, a while back, but damn. It sounds like it’s really getting a lot worse.

Kayla: Well, I think we know better than most that dementia is a degenerative illness. And in doug’s case, it just seems like it’s progressing with alarming rapidity.

Roman: Well, we did get a miracle for mom.

Kayla: Well, it’s gonna take at least that, if not more, for doug to recover.

Julie: You just got married. Your whole life is before you. There’s no rush to have a baby, is there?

Ciara: I guess not. Plenty of people decide not to have kids, right? And good for them. It’s just–I don’t know. I never thought that I would have to make that decision.

Julie: What about adoption? I mean, if ben is so concerned about passing on his genes.

Ciara: Yeah, allie actually asked me about that, but I mean I don’t think we’re the perfect candidates, given ben’s history.

Julie: I understand.

Ciara: And besides, I don’t even think that would address all of his concerns. I think he’s not only afraid of passing down his genes. I think he’s afraid of the kind of parent he’s gonna end up becoming. I think he’s afraid that he’ll turn into clyde.

Ben: Why can’t I leave? Aren’t we finished with our session?

Marlena: We are, but…

Devil: Pull yourself together, marlena. You can do it. You have to do it.

Marlena: I don’t want you going home to ciara and telling her that you can’t have a child.

Ben: Why not?

Marlena: Because–

Devil: Say it, marlena. Say it.

Marlena: Because that would be a terrible mistake. This is the sound of an asthma attack…

Julie: Oh, my darling girl. I hope all your hopes and dreams come true.

Ciara: Thank you, grandma, but right now, I am worried about grandpa and you. I’m just so sorry for what you guys are going through.

Julie: We’ve had a long and exciting life together. I never took a day of it for granted. I have no regrets.

Ciara: But still, I mean you never really think that something like this would happen.

Julie: No. No, you don’T. You can prepare yourself for illness. You can even prepare yourself for that day when one of you has to say goodbye. But I never expected that my darling would want to hurt me or stop loving me.

Ciara: No. He would never stop loving you. No matter how sick he gets, he still loves you, deep down in his soul with all of his heart. And that is one thing that I know for certain. He always will love you.

Kayla: [Sighs] Thank you for the chowder.

Roman: Any time, sis.

Kayla: All right, I’m gonna head over to the hortons and check on julie.

Roman: Okay. Give ’em my love.

Kayla: I will do that. I love you.

Roman: I love you.

Kayla: Hey, john.

John: Hey, kay.

Kayla: How’s marlena feeling?

John: Better. Nowhere near 100%. I tried talking her out of going to work.

Kayla: She went to the hospital?

John: You know doc. Always putting everybody else’s needs first.

Kayla: That she does.

John: Keep an eye on her for me, will you?

Kayla: Of course.

John: Thanks. Appreciate that. Yeah.

Kayla: Take care.

Roman: Hey, john. What can I get for you?

John: Just a couple minutes of your time.

Roman: Always on the menu. What’s up?

John: Johnny tells me that you are thinking about investing in his film.

Roman: Doing more than thinking about it. Told him I would.

John: Well, I’m here to talk you out of it.

Chad: You’re really psyched about doing this movie, huh?

Abigail: I am, yeah. It feels like a new challenge. An opportunity to maybe learn something about salem’s history. And aren’t you excited to be a part of it?

Chad: Yeah. I wouldn’t be investing in it if I didn’t believe in it.

Abigail: So you’re not gonna let ej’s temper tantrum change your mind?

Chad: No, not a chance.

Abigail: Good, because chad–this story–it’s insane. I mean, my part. The things that I get to do. I just hope that I can do justice to everything that marlena went through, really.

Chad: Well, I mean, you–look at me. You have succeeded at everything you’ve ever done, okay? You are gonna be great.

Abigail: Thank you. I think I’m gonna read the words out loud. You know, just to kind of make sure everything flows.

Chad: Yeah, well…

Abigail: You know?

Chad: Why don’t we read it together? I’ll be your scene partner.

Abigail: Really?

Chad: Yeah. Look, I am–I mean I’m no professional.

Abigail: God.

Chad: Okay? But I’m game. You can call me… john black.

Abigail: It’S… father john black. You ready?

Chad: Let’s do it.

Abigail: [Clears throat]

Chad: Fade in.

Chanel: Mmm. I wonder if we can make a cookie that tastes like this. Cashews and dark chocolate.

Allie: No. It’s almost dinnertime.

Johnny: You just cannot admit that I bought something nice for chanel. You know, I’m actually a pretty good boyfriend.

Allie: Okay, well, if you’re here to do more wooing, I’m gonna get going.

Johnny: Ah, hang on. I’m here to woo you too.

Allie: Oh, another script.

Johnny: I know you haven’t committed to the project yet, but there is no way you’ll turn me down after you read this draft. I promise.

Allie: Sorry, buddy, but I’m turning you down right now.

Ben: You’re telling me that it would be a mistake not to bring a baby into this world? Fully knowing that it could possibly be sick, like I was?

Marlena: Ben, you were ill. You’re not ill anymore.

Ben: I understand that, but I also know that it could come back. And I face that possibility every single day, and I know my child could go through that same thing.

Marlena: But the odds are so low.

Ben: They’re not zero.

Marlena: No. No, nothing is really zero. Look, god forbid–

Devil: Don’t bring him into this.

Marlena: Ben… we all have traits we don’t want to pass on to our children. I mean, that’s just part of parenting. It’s part of being human. Look, if your child were to become ill, well, you’d get medical attention. Mental health is the same thing.

Ben: Yeah, but when I was ill it didn’t just make me sick. It caused me to kill people.

Marlena: We didn’t catch it soon enough, but you will be so vigilant with your own child.

Ben: Dr. Evans, there isn’t an amount of vigilance in this world to head off evil. I’m sorry. I-I can’t– I can’t do that.

Devil: Stop him now. You have to.

Marlena: Why?

Ben: What do you mean, “why?” I’m a ganiac, ganiac, check my drawers

Johnny: Allie, come on, please. I need you to play mom.

Allie: Why? The story’s about grandma now.

Johnny: And mom is her daughter. She was about our age when grandma was possessed.

Chanel: Oh, there’s a sentence.

Johnny: Look, mom has some really pivotal scenes. Wait till you read about the moment that she walked in on grandma and grandpa john on top of the titan conference…

Allie: Okay.

Johnny: Table.

Allie: One, ew, and, two, what does it have to do with the possession?

Johnny: The fallout from that affair is the event that pushed mom over the edge. I mean, that’s why she changed aunt belle’s paternity test results, why she kidnapped her. A lot of people say that that was the birth of sami brady as we know her.

Chanel: Your mom did all of that?

Allie: It’s literally just the beginning.

Chanel: So what happened with your grandma, after your mom caught her?

Allie: Well, the truth got out about the affair, and my grandpa roman divorced her.

Johnny: Leaving marlena all alone, vulnerable, and full of shame. And that’s how the devil found his way in.

Roman: Okay. Well, john, I gotta tell you I am not gonna go back on my word to my grandchild.

John: Roman, you know what this film’s about.

Roman: Yeah. Sami’s life.

John: All of our lives. And from what I understand, it’s gonna include the moment that doc and I–

Roman: Cheated on me.

John: Yep.

Roman: John, I came to terms with that a long time ago. Stefano upended all our lives. Marlena fell in love with you when she thought you were me, and after that, as hard as you two tried, you couldn’t stay apart.

Marlena: John. I didn’t think I’d see you tonight.

John: I didn’t expect to see you here, either, especially alone.

Marlena: I’m not. Roman is coming.

John: You know, doc, you couldn’t lie to me when we were married, and you still can’T. God, you look beautiful tonight. Wait please.

Marlena: Don’t do this.

John: Just a minute.

Marlena: Don’T. If you care about me at all, don’t touch me. Not now. Not ever…

Both: Again.

Chad: I guess john didn’t listen.

Abigail: No editorializing. Keep going.

Chad: Sorry.

[Clears throat]

[As john] I talked to carrie, after you left. She felt as though you may be coming down with a little something.

Abigail as marlena: Oh, well, she was wrong.

Chad: Are you sure?

Abigail: Yes, I feel fine.

Chad: All right. Then why aren’t you upstairs at the party with everyone else?

Abigail: I just needed some time by myself.

Chad: Why? Why? I mean, if you’re not ill, why are you here? What are you running away from? If, um–

Abigail: You know, I think maybe that’s enough for one day.

Chad: It’s a little close to home, huh?

Ciara: There we go.

Julie: Enough of this. Cheer me up.

Ciara: Okay.

Julie: Yes. Tell me about your honeymoon. It was in new orleans?

Ciara: Yes, it was.

Julie: So tell me all about the food.

Ciara: Oh, the food! Well, where do I even start? The crawfish. The muffuletta sandwiches. The beignets. Oh, and we even visited oak alley.

Julie: Oh, it’s beautiful, isn’t it? Your mother and father made some wonderful memories there.

Ciara: Yeah, it is beautiful, but it’s changed a lot. The plantation’s had to reckon with its past. Yeah, enslaved workers built the house, planted the oaks, and that is all a part of its legacy.

Julie: It’s important to reexamine the sins of the past. Hard as that is.

Ciara: Yeah. It actually made ben think about how he had to reckon with his own sins.

Julie: This is why he has doubts about having children?

Ciara: Whatever happens, whether we have kids or not, I will respect his decision. I would never want to pressure him into doing something that he doesn’t want to do.

Ben: You’re asking me why I don’t want to risk bringing a bad seed into this world? Dr. Evans, isn’t that answer kind of obvious?

Marlena: I know about your fears, but I’m telling you it’s very, very unlikely.

Ben: But you said earlier–

Marlena: Yes. That it’s possible. Anything is possible. But there’s a very big difference between healthy fear and unhealthy avoidance.

Ben: And you think that’s what this is?

Marlena: I think any child you have is going to grow up in a wonderful and loving home– something you never had. And ciara, she loves you so much. She wants to have a family with you.

Ben: I know that.

Marlena: And if you deny her the chance to be a mother, she’ll accept that… on the surface.

Ben: Well, what do you mean, “on the surface”?

Marlena: Well, when one half of a couple makes a decision that affects them both, there can be a level of resentment.

Ben: So you think ciara would resent me for not wanting to have a kid?

Marlena: I certainly have seen that in my practice. And you know, when there’s that level of resentment it really can damage a marriage.

Ben: So you’re saying?

Marlena: I’m saying go home. Make love to your wife, and see if you can make a baby together. Clerk: Hello, how can I?

Allie: Johnny, I’m not an actress.

Johnny: Neither is abigail, but you have the life experience to play these parts. Nobody knows mom like you do. You know how she acts. You know how she thinks.

Chanel: You do look like her.

Johnny: You would kill this.

Allie: All right, as much as I enjoy you kissing up to me, I just don’t have time. I mean, I’m so busy with the bakery and henry.

Chanel: And tripp.

Johnny: It wouldn’t take that much time. Look, you’re not the star of the movie. We would shoot around your schedule. You make a little money. I’d owe you forever.

Chanel: How can you say “no” to that?

Allie: I thought you were against the movie?

Chanel: Well, I’m just saying it could come in handy to have your twin owe you forever.

Johnny: Think about how much you would enjoy holding that over me.

Chanel: And besides, how can you turn down that face?

Allie: All right, fine. Fine. I will play mom in your movie. I just hope that this does not come back to haunt us.

Roman: John?

John: Hey.

Roman: Where did you just go?

John: Sorry, I just kind of drifted off reminiscing. What do you know about zen?

Marlena: About what?

John: About zen. As in buddhism. It’s very complicated, yet it’s very simple, at the same time. Like the story of the man who wanted to know who buddha was. So he asked him, “are you a god?” And buddha said, “no.” So he asked him, “are you an angel?” And once again, buddha said, “no.” So he said, “you must be a saint.” And for the third time, buddha replied, “no.” So the man said, “what are you?” And buddha looked at him and said, “I am awake.” Well, that’s what the word “buddha” means. Awake. It’s how the whole thing started: With one man who woke up.

Abigail: And you’re right. You know, I was running away from you and my feelings, and just like john said of marlena in the script. But… I’m not doing that anymore.

Chad: If this is too much–

Abigail: No. No, you can keep going.

Chad: Are you sure?

Abigail: Yeah, yeah. Let’s go ahead.

Chad: [Clears throat]

[As john] What do you know about zen?

Abigail as marlena: About what?

Chad: About zen. As in buddhism. It’s very simple, yet very complicated, at the same time.

Julie: Well, ben must be finished with marlena by now, and you should be heading home.

Ciara: Are you sure? I just–I don’t know if you should be alone right now.

Julie: I can be alone, sweetheart. I don’t want you to waste one minute with your precious husband. You’ve lost too much time as it is.

Ciara: All right, as long as you’re sure you’re gonna be okay.

Julie: You know me.

Ciara: Toughest woman I know.

Julie: Runs in the family.

Ciara: Yes, it does. I will be praying for grandpa.

Julie: Thank you, sweetheart.

Ciara: Please let me know when I can visit him.

Julie: Of course.

Ciara: Okay.

Julie: Of course

Ciara: Okay.

Julie: And I hope everything works out for you and ben, and I wish you all the luck in the world, and, oh, you so deserve to be happy. And so does he.

Marlena: What are you waiting for? Go on home.

Ben: This does not sound like you.

Marlena: What do you mean?

Ben: I mean you never tell me what to do. You ask me questions, but then you leave me room to make my own decisions.

Marlena: Yes. I just don’t want you going down the wrong road, you know? Want to stay on the path. I mean you’ve worked so hard to end up with ciara.

Ben: Yeah.

Marlena: So does that clarify everything?

Ben: Yeah. Yeah. Actually, it does, so thank you. Once again, thank you.

Marlena: Yes.

Ben: Get some rest.

Marlena: Yes. You take care.

Ben: Thanks. You too.

[Tense music]

 

Devil: Good job, marlena. I knew you could do it. On the outside, I looked fine.

Johnny: You don’t have to commit right now, okay? You can go home. Read the script. The scene in the titan conference room is at the very beginning. You don’t even have any lines. You just have to look horrified when you walk in on grandma and grandpa john having sex.

Allie: Yeah, well, that shouldn’t be too hard.

Johnny: I’ll need to see how deeply it hurts: The shock, betrayal. This was a moment that broke mom. Changed her forever, and in this story, it was the inciting incident.

Chanel: The what now?

Johnny: The event that sets everything into motion. It was that carnal sin which invited the devil into salem. There wouldn’t be a story without it.

Abigail as marlena: Why are you telling me that story?

Chad as john: Because that’s how I feel when I’m with you. And no one on this earth and nothing else–

John: Nothing and nobody on this earth makes me feel that way.

Marlena: Don’t do this to me.

John: Oh, god. I know you want to go, and I’m not gonna stop you, but please, there is one thing I need to say, all right? You know what I was going through when isabella died. How I was walking around like a zombie. I was dead inside, until that night on the plane when you and I made love. You gave me life again, doc. And if nothing more comes out of this, I just want to say thank you. One fateful night changed everything. For me. For you. Sami. Marlena. Now here we are, having that part of our lives recreated on the big screen?

Roman: And you’re worried that it’s all gonna bring it rushing back?

John: Well, aren’t you? Come on, man. We’ve worked so hard to put all this behind us here. We don’t know what’s gonna happen, if we open that door.

Roman: Well… you know what? Could be a good thing. Final catharsis. If I’m okay with it, why shouldn’t you be?

John: It’s not about the affair, roman. It’s about marlena being possessed by the devil.

Devil: Brilliantly played, marlena. Using ben’s own love for ciara as a weapon against him? You did me proud.

[Recorder beeps] You think you can get rid of me by shutting off the recorder? After all these years, you should know you can never get rid of me. My nunormal?

Johnny: Thank you for helping me convince allie to do the movie.

Chanel: You did the heavy lifting.

Johnny: Hey, I thought you were terrified of this story?

Chanel: Well, I’m still properly afraid of the devil, like any good girl should be, but I see how passionate you are about this story. I know you’re not gonna give up, and I kinda wanted to move the conversation along.

Johnny: Oh? Why is that?

Chanel: So I could be alone with you.

Johnny: And I could demonstrate my passion in a different way?

Chanel: Exactly.

Chad as john: You want me to leave… I’ll walk out that door right now. And as hard as it may be, I’ll stay out of your life, if that’s what you want.

[In normal voice] Abby, what’s wrong?

Abigail: It says they kiss.

Chad: Yeah, I know.

Julie: You have seen doug?

Kayla: Yeah. I have, and I’m afraid that there’s no change. He’s still very upset and confused.

Julie: But I get to visit him tomorrow, right?

Kayla: Well, I think that we should wait till after the first 24 hours. We need to make sure that the doctors think that he’s not a danger to you anymore.

Julie: I hate this, kayla. I feel so helpless. I’m not there to jog his memory. I’m not there to hold his hand. I’m not there to tell him I love him.

Kayla: I know, but hopefully, soon.

Julie: Well, is there anything I can do?

Kayla: Well, you know me. I’m a doctor, but I believe very strongly in the power of prayer.

Julie: So do I, and I’m gonna keep on praying for my husband till my last breath.

John: I tried to convince johnny, “just leave the possession part out of the script.”

Roman: Okay. What is it you’re worried about?

John: Oh, come on, man. Do I even have to say it?

Roman: That it could happen again? That we’re inviting the devil back into our lives.

John: Why take the risk?

Roman: All right, john. Tell you what. Let me talk with johnny, okay? As big a moment as that was in all our lives, sami’s had a lot of big moments. I think johnny can make the movie without that.

John: Thanks.

Allie: Hey, look. It’s a meeting of the grandpas.

Roman: Hey, look who’s here. How’s it going?

Allie: Not great.

John: No? Why not? What’s wrong?

Allie: Well, I can’t believe it, but I just let johnny talk me into playing mom in his stupid movie.

Roman: Wait a minute. Are we looking at the star of the sami brady story?

Allie: No, I am just a supporting character now.

John: How is that even possible?

Allie: Well, johnny totally rewrote the script. It’s a horror movie now. He even changed the title.

Roman: What’s it called now?

Allie: “Possessed: The marlena evans story.”

[Dramatic eerie music]

 

Marlena: I don’t understand. Why are you doing this?

Devil: Marlena, I told you we had a lot of work to do.

Marlena: What does any of this have to do with ben?

Ben: Well, I am glad that you at least got to be there for julie.

Ciara: Well, I tried. So how did it go with marlena? Did you talk to her about us starting a family?

Ben: Actually, yes, I did.

Ciara: You did? Well, did it make you feel any better?

Ben: It did.

Ciara: Wait, it did?

Ben: Mm-hmm.

Ciara: So does that mean…

Ben: If you want to have a baby… let’s have a baby.

Devil: Do you want to know what this has to do with ben? What do you think, marlena? I have big plans for ben weston’s baby. Big plans.

[Cackling]

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Johnny and Chanel kiss in the town square. Johnny thanks her again for convincing Allie to be in his movie. Chanel responds that Allie is her best friend so she usually takes her advice. Johnny asks her for one more favor as he has a lot more parts to cast, so he wants to know how Chanel would feel about playing one of the parts.

At the Brady Pub, John and Roman are shocked when Allie informs them that Johnny changed his movie to “Possessed: The Marlena Evans Story”. Roman argues that he told Johnny that he would invest because he said he wanted to make a movie about Sami, but now it’s all about Marlena’s possession. Allie assumes Johnny told them as he thought this movie would be a bigger movie maker. Allie admits that it’s pretty exciting because it’s not every day that somebody gets possessed by the Devil.

Marlena questions the Devil as to what kind of plans he has for Ben’s baby. The Devil responds that he doesn’t want to spoil the surprise but warns that it’s imperative that Ben and Ciara conceive a child. Marlena argues that Ben doesn’t agree and she’s not sure she convinced him to change his mind. The Devil argues that Ben always listens to Marlena, so soon he will have what he’s been wanting for so long.

Ciara asks Ben how it went with Marlena and if he talked to her about them starting a family. Ben confirms that he did. Ciara asks if it made him feel any better. Ben responds that it did. Ciara asks what that means. Ben tells her that if she wants to have a baby, they will have a baby. Ciara asks if he’s serious. Ben knows how important this is to her, which makes it important to him, so he agrees to make a baby. Ciara excitedly kisses him.

Chanel asks if Johnny really wants her to be in his movie. Johnny feels the camera would love her. Chanel admits she always thought acting sounded fun when she was a kid. Chanel asks what role she would play if she agrees to be in it. Johnny thinks he has the perfect role for her.

John declares that Johnny is not going to make this movie. John reminds Allie that he asked her to talk to Johnny and begged her to convince him to stay away from this part of Marlena’s life. Allie swears that she did but he’s stubborn and says this is the movie he has to make, so she doesn’t think anything will stop him. John responds that he just thought of one thing that can.

Marlena doesn’t understand what makes Ben and Ciara’s child so special to the Devil. The Devil brings up the child inheriting the genetics of a serial killer, who murdered three women. He says that Ben was right to be worried about passing on his dark, twisted legacy to his child and that’s where he needs Marlena. Marlena argues there is no such thing as a serial killer gene. The Devil points out that certain genes in the right environment could result in psychopathic behavior, like Ben and Clyde. Marlena argues that Ben and Ciara are not those parents. The Devil tells her to leave it to him as the child will be the perfect instrument of evil. Marlena remarks that he doesn’t know Ben like she does and that Ben despises what he has done and he’s not inherently evil. The Devil insists that the capacity for evil still exists in him like it would in his child.

Ciara can’t believe it and asks if Ben really wants to have the baby now. Ben confirms that he does. Ciara exclaims that he’s made her so happy as she keeps kissing him. Ciara asks what Marlena said to change his mind. Ben mentions that she said half of their baby’s gene pool would be from Ciara’s side, so he can’t be afraid of his side or let that stop them from having a baby. Ben adds that it’s also important to him for them to be parents so he wants to have a baby with her. Ciara tells him that she loves him so much as they kiss.

Chad and Abigail continue reading the script and reach the point where it calls for them to kiss. Abigail says that love making has never been an issue for them but they still have a lot to work out, so she doesn’t want to cloud the issue by being intimate too soon. Chad tells her that it’s acting so it doesn’t have to mean a thing and he won’t turn it in to something that it’s not. Chad says they can kiss but still go upstairs and continue sleeping in separate bedrooms. They joke with each other and then decide to continue reading the script. Chad and Abigail almost kiss, but EJ walks in and questions what’s going on.

Johnny suggests that Chanel play Celeste, who was Stefano’s henchwoman and lover. Chanel questions how she fits in to the story. Johnny explains that Celeste is also a psychic so she was the first person to sense the Devil was in Salem. Chanel asks if she’s the hero of the movie then. Johnny says she should be, but when she tried to warn everybody, no one believed her. Chanel asks what makes him think that she would be the perfect Celeste and guesses that she is black, which Johnny admits but insists that’s not why he thought of her. Johnny adds that Chanel also has a connection to Celeste, since she is Theo’s grandmother. Chanel then questions Johnny wanting her to play her ex-boyfriend’s big mama.

Allie asks how John can stop Johnny. John explains that Johnny never got the rights to Marlena’s story. Allie notes that he said Marlena encouraged him to make the movie. Roman is sure that Marlena didn’t know the movie was about her, like them. John is sure Marlena will stop Johnny from doing this. Roman believes the law will be on Marlena’s side. John decides he’ll go to her office now since she had an appointment with Ben, but he’s sure she’s now alone.

Ciara asks Ben about the dream he told Marlena about. Ben explains that while in New Orleans, he dreamed that they had a son, who killed his babysitter with a necktie. Ciara questions him not telling her about this. Ben says they were on their honeymoon and he didn’t want to burden her. Ben adds that Marlena reassured him today that she’s not even sure his illness is hereditary, but if there is then there is treatment. Ben says they can look for signs and he’s still not 100% but he knows he can live with his fears if it means they start a family together. Ciara comments that it sounds like Marlena gave him some really good advice. Ben confirms that she did but notes that she was a little different though. Ben explains that usually Marlena doesn’t tell him what to do and lets him make his own decisions, but today she made it seem like he would be making a huge mistake if he decided to never have kids, like she really wanted him to listen to her. Ben adds that it was almost like Marlena had a personal stake in them having a baby…

Marlena tells the Devil that even if Ben and Ciara’s child was predisposed to evil behavior, it doesn’t mean that would ever surface because they would raise their child in a kind and loving environment. The Devil argues that Ben was conditioned by Clyde to become the Necktie Killer, so Ben couldn’t escape the evil that Clyde put inside him. The Devil says he chose Ben very carefully. Marlena argues that Ciara would be the mother and comes from the Bradys and Hortons. The Devil says there will be a struggle but that’s what makes this all so perfect.

EJ says he just came down for a night cap and tells Chad and Abigail to feel free to continue with their reconciliation, as he pours a drink. Abigail explains that they were just reading a scene from Johnny’s movie, so they were pretending to be John and Marlena. EJ asks if it’s not enough to fund Johnny’s project. Chad says he was helping his wife with her lines like a supportive husband. Abigail points out that the role of John hasn’t been cast yet. Chad jokes that maybe he should audition since it’d be a real kick to act with his wife in his nephew’s movie.

Chanel tells Johnny that she’s heard enough if he wants her to play Theo’s granny. Johnny explains that she’d be playing her as a young woman, not a granny. Johnny adds that she could always play her daughter, Lexie instead, but it’s a smaller role. Chanel questions her only options being Theo’s mother or grandmother. Johnny argues that Allie is playing their mother so it’s not that strange. Chanel feels Theo would think it’s strange. Johnny asks if she’s turning him down then. Chanel responds that she’s going to have to think about it.

Ciara knows it wasn’t easy for Ben to change his mind and that he did it mostly for her, so she has to ask if he’s sure this is what he really wants. Ciara says as much as she wants to have a baby with him, she doesn’t want him to think he has to because he owes her or something. Ben tells her how much he loves her and if he wasn’t scared of what his genes might do to their baby, then he would’ve been on board from the start. Ben assures he’s not doing it just because she wants it and that Marlena made him feel a lot better about the whole idea so he can’t wait to make a baby with her. Ciara says she can’t wait either. Ciara asks if they should take the first step by getting rid of her birth control pills. Ben tells her to go for it so she dumps them in the trash.

The Devil tells Marlena that Ben and Ciara’s bloodlines are the perfect combination for having enormous potential for evil but also a pure and innocent soul that can be easily corrupted. He says it’s what he’s been wanting for so long. Marlena asks what that means. Marlena complains that he forced her to persuade Ben to have this child and now he’s saying he had plans for the baby all along. The Devil says that Ben becoming Marlena’s patient was like the stars aligning. Marlena refuses to let him use Ben. Marlena grabs her phone, saying she’s going to warn Ben. The Devil tells her not to so Marlena tells him to try to stop her, but John knocks on the door and interrupts her. John comes in and notes that Marlena is alone but he could swear he heard another voice…

EJ accuses Chad of trying to get under his skin, while Chad says EJ thinks everything is about him. Chad thinks he and Abigail playing a married couple who have problems could be good for them. Abigail admits she never thought of it that way. EJ asks when Chad will do his job at DiMera. Chad insists he can do both. EJ argues that they are supposed to be sharing the position of CEO but he’s the only one putting in long hours. Chad remarks that he can’t help if he’s better at time management. EJ thinks Chad is not pulling his weight and if he expresses that concern to Mr. Shin, he thinks he will agree.

Johnny pleads with Chanel to play Celeste. Chanel suggests he stop playing director and woo her more then. Johnny mentions leaving his guitar at home but suggests they go back to his room. Chanel gives him a hard time but says she wouldn’t be opposed to him taking her to dinner. Johnny brings up that EJ has cut him off financially but they could go to the Brady Pub where he could talk Roman in to a free meal. Chanel asks if he thinks he can just charm his way through the world. Johnny remarks that he usually can. Chanel and Johnny then walk off together.

John thought Marlena might still be in her session with Ben and asks if she was on the phone with him. Marlena claims she was just listening to the recording of their session. John asks how it went. Marlena says for some reason, she thinks she might have led him down the wrong path so she thinks she needs to talk to him. John questions doing that now. Marlena thinks it shouldn’t wait but John doesn’t think it’s a good idea since she’s more pale now than when she left the house. John asks what is going on that has her upset. Marlena claims it was a very emotional session and she thinks Ben still needs her. John knows how dedicated she is to her patients but right now, he tells her to shut it down so he can take her home and she can talk to Ben tomorrow. Marlena tries to argue but John says he’s not taking no for an answer, so Marlena exits her office with John.

Ben asks Ciara how soon after she stops taking the pill will she get pregnant. Ciara decides to look it up on her computer and finds out that she can get pregnant immediately or it could take up to a year, so that doesn’t narrow it down. Ciara adds that it also says it’s rare but it does happen right away. Ben suggests now is a good time as they start kissing.

Chad tells EJ that he wants to work harder but that EJ has been inching him out of the process since the moment they took over the job. EJ claims he entered their agreement in good faith and wanted it to work out. Chad disagrees and argues that EJ has been planning this all along. Chad says he’s funding Johnny’s movie, so EJ is making his move. EJ remarks that he has a hard time trusting people who betray him. Chad says he believes in Johnny and is supporting him, so this is EJ’s way of paying him back. EJ mocks that he’s not serious about running DiMera if he’s acting in a stupid movie and he doesn’t have time for side jobs. Abigail points out that EJ just worked a side job as Xander’s attorney. EJ responds that what he does is none of her business. Abigail argues that EJ knows Chad has all the time to be in Johnny’s movie and still put in a full day at DiMera. EJ doesn’t think Mr. Shin will agree and says he’ll call him now. Chad points out that he doesn’t even have the part in the movie yet and EJ is just drooling at the chance to dump him. EJ warns that he never should’ve undermined him with his son as he then exits the room.

Johnny and Chanel go to the Brady Pub where they find Allie. Johnny questions her closing the bakery and coming here instead of going home to learn her lines. Allie explains that she called Nicole and she said Henry was already asleep so she came to see Roman and get some dinner. Johnny asks if Roman is still there. Allie tells him that he’s in the back. Johnny mentions needing to talk to him. Allie advises him that John was there earlier and saw her script so he knows the movie is about Marlena now and he’s flipping out. Allie adds that John is going to tell Marlena not to give him the rights. Johnny insists that he will convince her. Roman comes over and says that won’t make much difference as he saw John’s reaction to the script, so he can’t in good conscience invest in his movie anymore.

John puts Marlena in bed, encouraging that she will feel a lot better in the morning. Marlena says she’s still just so worried about Ben. John asks if she’s figured out why yet. Marlena calls it a gut feeling. John thinks he might know what’s going on here. Marlena wishes she did. John thinks she’s just obsessed with Ben because she tried so hard to help Doug and she couldn’t. Marlena talks about just wanting to get through to Doug and then she feels awful about trying to convince Julie to let her commit him to Bayview. John says she didn’t have a choice. John knows Marlena always wants to try to help everybody and says she’s done a really good job with Ben, but she doesn’t need to talk to him tonight as tonight she just needs to take care of herself. Marlena agrees that it will be fine and can wait until tomorrow.

Ben lights candles around the bed as Ciara changes in to her night gown. Ben looks at her and says they should’ve been making babies a long time ago as they kiss onto the bed.

Chad asks Abigail if they should try the scene again. Abigail asks if he’s not worried about EJ getting to Mr. Shin. Chad doesn’t care what EJ says since he’s been killing it at the office, so he doesn’t see Mr. Shin making changes with the way profits are. Chad then asks if they should resume but Abigail says she’s tired and thinks she’s rehearsed enough for the day. Chad feels they were just getting to the good part. Abigail decides to head upstairs, check on the kids, and then take a long hot bath. Chad offers to check on the kids together and then walk her to her room. Abigail admits that sounds nice so they exit together.

Johnny argues that Roman can’t do this to him when he’s counting on him. Roman admits he feels bad about breaking his word but argues that Johnny pulled a bait and switch on him which is not fair or right. Roman doesn’t think Johnny gets what a really bad idea this story is. Roman complains that it can’t just be about what he wants since this movie could mess people’s lives up. Johnny thanks him for trying to help him. Roman says he has to run and then exits. Chanel tells Johnny that she’s so sorry. Johnny questions what the hell he’s supposed to do now that he’s tapped every investor he could think of. Allie suggests crowd sourcing but Johnny worries that would take forever. Chanel suggests they order food and brainstorm over dinner but Johnny is no longer hungry and says he just needs to think this through on his own. Johnny tells Chanel that he’s really sorry. She says she understands and assures they will figure this out. Johnny then exits the Pub. Chanel comments on never seeing Johnny like that. Allie recalls when they were kids.

Marlena admits to John that she does feel kind of worn out and wants to turn off the thoughts going through her head about her patients. John offers to turn on a white sound machine that Abe recommended. Marlena agrees to try it. John offers her a cup of hot tea and kisses her. John turns on the machine and tells her to just close her eyes while he goes to get her tea. As Marlena lays down, the Devil’s voice comes through the machine, urging Marlena to listen to John and forget all about Ben.

Ben and Ciara continue kissing and have sex in bed.

Johnny goes home to the DiMera Mansion, looking upset. He finds Abigail’s copy of the script on the couch and tosses it across the room as EJ walks in and asks if something is wrong. Johnny complains that EJ will love it but Roman doesn’t want to fund his movie anymore, so his dream project is over before it ever even got started. EJ tells him that he won’t gloat. EJ then asks what if he offered to cover Roman’s investment. Johnny asks what the catch is because he knows there is one. EJ tells him that he’s right.

Chad walks Abigail to her room and suggests they check on the kids together every night which Abigail says she would love. Abigail asks if Chad was really serious about playing John in the movie or if he was just trying to get in EJ’s face. Chad admits it may have been a little bit of both, but when he started talking about them doing it together, he started really liking the idea because it seems like it would be a fun adventure for them to go through together and he wouldn’t have to worry about her doing sex scenes with some random guy.

Johnny yells at EJ that he’s not going to work at DiMera Enterprises as he would rather wait tables at the Brady Pub. EJ says that’s not his condition as he made himself clear. Johnny tells him to stop playing games and asks what he wants. EJ then reveals that he wants to play John in the movie.

While John is making Marlena’s tea, Roman shows up at the door and informs him that he told Johnny that he will not help fund his family. John thanks Roman and knows it wasn’t easy. Roman agrees that the last thing they want is for Marlena to have to relive that time.

Marlena lays in bed and whispers to herself that she needs to warn Ben. The Devil’s voice comes through the white noise machine, telling Marlena to let it go, leave Ben to him, and stop fighting.

Ben and Ciara lay in bed together after having sex. Ciara felt like it felt extra special which Ben agrees with. Ciara wonders if they just made a baby. Their window then suddenly blows open and all of their things start to blow across their room, leaving them confused.

The Devil urges Marlena to let go and give in to him. Marlena then begins levitating above her bed.

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Allie and Chanel walk through the town square, talking about selling everything in the Bakery. Chanel asks about Allie’s date. Allie says it was fine and asks what Chanel ended up doing last night. Chanel says it was good she didn’t go with them, because she ended up involved in a surprise engagement. Allie then questions if she and Johnny got engaged.

Johnny goes in to the living room of the DiMera Mansion and hands Abigail his rewrite of his movie script, focusing on Marlena being possessed by the Devil. Abigail questions him writing another script that fast. Johnny said he worked all night but it practically wrote itself. Johnny remarks that the Devil was his muse.

Roman joins Kayla at the Brady Pub and asks what’s going on. Kayla informs him that she just committed Doug to Bayview and he was extremely upset, insisting that he didn’t belong there and he just kept asking about Julie over and over.

Ciara tells Julie it seems she’s more ready for a family than Ben is. Julie asks if Ben doesn’t want children. Ciara explains that he just has his own issues to work out before he can commit. Julie understands, considering Ben and his family’s history. Ciara mentions that Ben is in a session now with Marlena, so hopefully she can help him work through his feelings because there’s no one she trusts more than Marlena. Julie adds that she’s sure Marlena will help Doug and Ben too. Julie declares that she has complete faith in Marlena and that she should too.

Marlena tells Ben that she’s sorry. Ben thanks her for taking the time to see him. Ben gets up to leave but Marlena begins hearing the Devil’s voice come through her recorder again, telling Marlena not to let Ben leave as she must convince him that he and Ciara must have this baby. The Devil warns Marlena not to let him down or there will be a steep price to pay…

Allie questions Chanel getting engaged. Chanel tells her to relax as she’s not engaged to Johnny after three dates. Chanel informs her that Abe proposed to her mom last night and she said yes. Allie says Paulina is a total catch. Chanel calls it a really romantic night all around. Allie doesn’t want any details on her and Johnny. Chanel then reveals that Johnny brought out his guitar and serenaded her. Allie calls Johnny a player. Chanel responds that if he is, so far he’s playing it exactly right.

Abigail comments on Johnny changing the name of the movie. Johnny says he had to because it’s not The Sami Brady Story anymore. Abigail feels Sami won’t be happy, but Johnny notes that she’s not returning his texts or calls, so she doesn’t get a say. Johnny says that Abigail and Chad do have a say, so he wants them both to read the script over and to let him know if they have questions as he wants them to be brutally honest. Johnny appreciates them believing in his vision. Abigail thanks him for the opportunity and admits she’s excited. Abigail can’t believe how much she’s looking forward to it after her last few crazy months. Johnny decides to leave her to it and jokes that she should read it with the lights on as he exits the room. Abigail then begins reading “Possessed: The Marlena Evans Story”.

The Devil questions if Marlena is listening to him, demanding that she stop Ben from leaving now. Ben stops and asks if Marlena is alright. Marlena questions Ben not hearing that. The Devil clarifies that Ben can’t hear him as he has a direct line in to Marlena’s head and soul. Ben then asks what Marlena heard. Marlena claims it was just a sound outside and that it was nothing. Ben asks what it sounded like. The Devil warns Marlena to change Ben’s mind about having the baby or else he will have to pay a visit to Doug. Ben asks if Marlena is sure she’s alright. Marlena responds that she’s actually not feeling very well at all. Ben suggests she go home and rest. Ben hopes she feels better and goes to leave but Marlena stops him and declares that he can’t leave.

Allie asks if Chanel recorded Johnny singing to her. Chanel says she didn’t as it was a lovely private moment. Allie thinks it’s cringe and cheesy. Johnny then approaches and gives Chanel a heart shaped box of chocolates. Chanel tells Allie that he’s good while Allie rolls her eyes.

Chad enters the living room and startles Abigail, who says she was so caught up in the script. Abigail informs him that Johnny practically started over and wants them to read it to give him feedback. Chad calls it a nice diversion from his day at the office. Abigail asks if he was confronted by the Devil. Chad says not quite, but EJ is not speaking to him and will only communicate through his assistant because he’s furious about him funding a movie about Sami’s past. Abigail tells Chad that he can’t pull out now because it would break Johnny’s heart as well as her’s.

Roman tells Kayla that it breaks his heart since he knows Doug was mixing up names, but it sounds like it’s getting a lot worse. Kayla thanks him and says they know better than most about dementia. Kayla adds that Doug’s case seems to be progressing alarmingly. Roman brings up a miracle with Caroline. Kayla says it will take that and more for Doug to recover.

Julie encourages Ciara that she just got married and has her whole life so there’s no rush in having a baby. Ciara guesses not but never thought she’d have to make the decision. Julie suggests adoption but Ciara doesn’t think they are the perfect candidates, given Ben’s history. Ciara thinks Ben is also afraid of the kind of parent he will end up becoming or afraid that he’ll turn in to Clyde.

Ben asks Marlena why he can’t leave since they are finished with their session. The Devil encourages Marlena that she has to do this. Marlena tells Ben that she doesn’t want him going home to Ciara and telling her that he can’t have a child because that would be a terrible mistake..

Julie hopes all of Ciara’s hopes and dreams come true. Ciara thanks her but says she’s worried about Doug and Julie as she’s sorry for what they are going through. Julie says they’ve had a long and exciting life together, so she has no regrets. Ciara says you never really think that something like this would happen. Julie talks about preparing for illness or the day you say goodbye, but she never expected that Doug would want to hurt her or stop loving her. Ciara assures that he would never, no matter how sick he gets, as she hugs Julie.

Kayla thanks Roman for the chowder and says she’s going to check on Julie. Roman sends his love. Kayla goes to leave as John arrives. Kayla asks about Marlena. John says she’s better but not 100% and went to work as she’s putting everyone’s needs above her own. John asks Kayla to keep an eye on Marlena. Kayla agrees to do so and exits. John then goes to Roman and brings up Johnny telling him that Roman is investing in his film. John declares that he’s here to talk him out of that.

Chad comments on Abigail being excited to do the movie. Abigail feels it’s a new challenge and an opportunity to learn about Salem’s history. Abigail asks if Chad’s excited. Chad says he wouldn’t be investing in it if he didn’t believe in it. Abigail asks if he won’t let EJ change his mind. Chad assures there’s no chance. Abigail talks about how the story is insane and she hopes she can do justice to everything Marlena went through. Chad encourages that she’s succeeding in everything that she’s done, so she will be great. Abigail wants to read the words out loud. Chad suggests they read it together and he’ll be her scene partner. Chad jokes that he’s no professional but he’s game to play John Black.

Chanel tastes the chocolates that Johnny brought her and praises them. Allie points out that it’s almost dinner time. Johnny wants Allie to admit that he bought something nice for Chanel as he is a pretty good boyfriend. Allie says she’ll go if he is here to woo her more. Johnny stops Allie and says he’s here to woo her too as he hands her his new script. Johnny promises Allie won’t turn him down after she reads this draft. Allie responds that she’s sorry but she’s turning him down right now.

Ben questions Marlena telling him that it would be a mistake to not bring a baby in to the world, fully knowing it could possibly be sick like he was. Marlena encourages that he’s not ill anymore. Ben understands that it could come back and he knows his child could go through that same thing. Marlena argues that the odds are so low. Ben points out that they aren’t zero. Marlena says “God forbid” so the Devil quickly warns her not to bring God in to this. Marlena tells Ben that they all have traits they don’t want to pass onto their children as that’s part of parenting and being human. Marlena states that if his child became ill, they’d get medical attention. Ben argues that when he was ill, it didn’t just make him sick, it caused him to kill people. Marlena says they just didn’t catch it soon enough but he will be so vigilant with his own child. Ben argues that no amount of vigilance can head off evil. Ben declares that he’s sorry, but he can’t do that. The Devil warns Marlena that she has to stop him now. Marlena asks why so Ben questions what she means.

Johnny pleads with Allie to play Sami in his movie. Allie asks why when the movie is about Marlena now. Johnny argues that Sami has really pivotal scenes including the moment when she walked in on John and Marlena on top of the Titan conference table since the fallout from that affair is what pushed Sami over the edge and is why she changed Belle’s paternity test results and kidnapped her. Johnny says a lot of people say that’s what birthed the Sami Brady that they all know. Chanel asks what happened to Marlena after Sami caught her. Allie explains that Roman divorced her. Johnny adds that it left Marlena alone, vulnerable, and full of shame which is how the Devil found his way in.

Roman tells John that he won’t go back on his word to Johnny. John brings up that it will include the moment that he and Marlena cheated on Roman. Roman says he came to terms with that years ago and understands they fell in love. John flashes back to a past night with Marlena, where she told him that she was with Roman and not to touch her.

Abigail and Chad finish reading that scene and then continue reading their lines where Chad ends up reading a line that asks her what she’s running away from. Abigail decides that’s enough for one day so Chad guesses it hit a little close to home.

Julie tells Ciara to cheer her up by telling her about her honeymoon in New Orleans. Ciara talks about the food and mentions visiting Oak Alley. Julie mentions Hope and Bo’s wonderful memories from there. Ciara notes that it’s changed a lot and talks about it’s legacy. Julie says it’s important to re-examine scenes of the past. Ciara mentions it caused Ben to look back at his own sins. Julie guesses that’s why he’s having problems with having kids. Ciara declares that she will respect Ben’s decision as she won’t pressure him in to doing anything he doesn’t want to do.

Ben questions Marlena asking why he doesn’t want to bring a potential evil seed in to the world as he thinks that’s obvious. Marlena insists that it’s very unlikely. Marlena acknowledges that anything is possible but there’s a difference between healthy fear and unhealthy avoidance. Marlena thinks any child he has is going to grow up in a wonderful and loving home which Ben never had. Marlena adds that Ciara loves Ben so much and wants to have a family with him. Marlena warns that if Ben denies Ciara the chance to be a mother, she’ll accept that on the surface but there could be a level of resentment as she has seen that in her practice. Marlena adds that it really could damage a marriage. Marlena tells Ben to go home, make love to his wife, and see if they can make a baby together.

Allie tells Johnny that she’s not an actress. Johnny points out that Abigail is not either but they have the life experience to play these parts. Johnny argues that Allie knows how Sami acts and thinks so she would kill it. Chanel agrees that Allie looks like Sami. Allie argues that she doesn’t have time as she’s so busy. Johnny feels it wouldn’t take that much time since she’s not the star of the movie and they’d work around her schedule. Johnny adds that he would owe her forever. Chanel thinks that could come in handy. Johnny is sure Allie would enjoy holding that over him. Chanel asks how she could turn it down. Allie then agrees to play Sami in his movie but she hopes it doesn’t all come back to haunt them.

Roman snaps John out of his flashback and asks where he just went. John says he just kind of drifted off. John then flashes back again to his past with Marlena, talking about Buddah.

Abigail agrees with Chad that she was running away from him and her feelings, just like John said in the script, but she’s not doing that anymore. Chad understands if this is too much but Abigail decides he can keep going. Chad asks if she’s sure. Abigail tells him to go ahead so they continue reading their lines from the time that John just flashed back to with Marlena.

Julie thinks Ciara should head home to Ben. Ciara is unsure about Julie being alone but Julie encourages her to spend time with her husband as they’ve lost enough time as it is. Ciara agrees as long as she’s sure she will be okay. Ciara adds that she will be praying for Doug and asks her to let her know when she can visit him. Julie hopes everything works out for her and Ben as she wishes them luck since they deserve to be happy as they hug.

Marlena asks Ben what he’s waiting for and tells him to go on home. Ben points out that this does not sound like her since she never tells him what to do, she just asks questions but leaves him room to make his own decisions. Marlena claims that she just doesn’t want him going down the wrong road since he’s worked so hard to end up with Ciara. Marlena asks if that clarifies everything. Ben says it actually does and thanks her. Ben tells Marlena to get some rest as he then exits her office. The Devil tells Marlena that he knew she could do it.

Johnny encourages that Allie doesn’t have to commit right now, so she can go home and read the script. Johnny notes that she won’t even have any lines in her first scene as she’ll just have to look horrified when she walks in on Marlena and John having sex. Allie jokes that shouldn’t be hard. Johnny wants to see how deeply the shock and betrayal hurts since it was a moment that broke Sami and changed her forever. Johnny calls it the event that sets everything in motion since that cardinal sin invited the Devil in to Salem, so there wouldn’t be a story without it.

Abigail and Chad continue reading lines from the script of John and Marlena’s past.

John tells Roman that one fateful night changed everything for them, Sami, and Marlena, and now they are having that part of their lives recreated on the big screen. John questions Roman not being worried that it will bring it all rushing back as they don’t know what will happen if they open that door. Roman asks why he’s not okay with it. John tells him that it’s about Marlena being possessed by the Devil.

The Devil tells Marlena that using Ben’s own love for Ciara as a weapon against him did him proud. Marlena shuts off the recorder but the Devil says she can never get rid of him.

Johnny thanks Chanel for helping him convince Allie to do the movie. Chanel says he did the heavy lifting. Johnny thought she was terrified of the story. Chanel admits she’s still properly afraid of the Devil, but she sees how passionate he is about this story and that he’s not going to give up, so she wanted to move the conversation along so she could be alone with him. Johnny jokes that he can demonstrate his passion in a different way as they kiss.

Chad and Abigail continue reading lines. Chad reads John offering to stay out of Marlena’s life. Abigail then points out that the script then calls for them to kiss.

Kayla goes to see Julie and tells her that there’s been no change with Doug as he’s still very upset and confused. Julie asks if she can visit him tomorrow. Kayla thinks they should wait 24 hours to make sure the doctors think he’s not a danger to her anymore. Julie hates this and feels helpless as she’s not there to jog his memory or hold his hand. Kayla hopes she can soon. Julie asks if there’s anything she can do. Kayla believes in the power of prayer. Julie agrees to keep on praying for her husband until her last breath.

John tells Roman that he tried to convince Johnny to leave the possession part out of the script. Roman questions what he’s worried about. John asks if he really has to say it. Roman asks if he thinks they are inviting the Devil back in to their lives. John questions why take the risk. Roman agrees to talk with Johnny since Sami has had a lot of big moments so he thinks Johnny could make the movie without that. Allie arrives and greets them. Roman asks how it’s going. Allie responds that it’s not great as she can’t believe it but she just let Johnny talk her in to playing Sami in his movie. Roman questions if that means she’s the star of the Sami Brady Story. Allie explains that she’s just a supporting character now since Johnny totally rewrote the script and it’s a horror movie now, even changing the title to “Possessed: The Marlena Evans Story” which shocks John.

Marlena doesn’t understand why the Devil is doing this. The Devil tells her that she has a lot of work to do. Marlena questions what any of this has to do with Ben.

Ben and Ciara go home together. Ben is glad she could be there for Julie. Ciara asks how it went with Marlena and if he talked to her about them starting a family. Ben confirms that he did. Ciara asks if it made him feel any better. Ben responds that it did. Ciara asks what that means. Ben tells her that if she wants to have a baby, they will have a baby.

The Devil asks Marlena what she thinks has to do with Ben. The Devil declares that he has big plans for Ben Weston’s baby.

 

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In the town square, Gabi asks Jake if he killed Jed Zanetti. Jake asks where this is coming from. Gabi informs him that it’s from Philip, who just fired her for spying on him, and now he’s trying to get her to give up Gabi Chic by threatening to send Jake to prison which can’t happen unless this is all true. Gabi asks Jake again if he killed Jed back in Philly. Jake says not in public and asks to talk at home. Gabi and Jake assume that Ava is behind this.

Brady tells Chloe that he values their friendship more than she knows and he would never want to jeopardize it. Brady accepts that Chloe has chosen Philip, so he hopes it works out and that they are happy together. Chloe thanks him and says it means a lot to her. Brady and Chloe hug as Philip walks by and sees them from behind the bushes then quickly walks away.

Marlena lays on the couch at home, reading an article on her tablet from the Spectator about Doug until she is startled by the voice of the Devil coming through her tablet. The Devil talks about how easy it was for them to get rid of Doug and what all they could accomplish together when she lets him in. He says that Marlena cast him out, but it’s only a matter of time before they are one again. Marlena says no. The Devil tells her to let him in as it’s so much simpler not to fight it. Marlena screams no, so John comes rushing in to question what is going on.

Brady hopes Philip appreciates how amazing Chloe is. Chloe doesn’t think that’s the problem as Philip appreciates her a little too much. Brady hopes he gets past the jealousy. Chloe thinks he finally has and he’s over it, as their new tree is a sign of their new beginning. Brady wishes her luck as she deserves the best. Brady tells Chloe that he will go get Rachel and then take her home.

Philip goes home and pours a drink. Philip thinks back to planting the new tree with Chloe and then finishes his drink.

Maggie goes to see Julie and tells her that she couldn’t believe it when she heard the news about Doug. Julie points out that Maggie had heartbreak of her own again with Summer. Maggie says at least she was there to take care of her until the end. Maggie asks Julie when the trouble with Doug started. Julie says it was a few weeks ago and it all happened so fast. Julie says Doug was himself and then one afternoon at the restaurant, he locked her in the freezer. Maggie says it had to be an accident but Julie informs her that he told Marlena it wasn’t and then he began confusing names, forgetting people, and having inappropriate behavior. Julie adds that at the hospital, he became even more confused and agitated, and that’s when they tell her that he hit her over the head with a tray. Julie mentions that she doesn’t remember it but Marlena told her it happened.

Marlena gives John her tablet, so he asks if the article on Doug is what has her so upset. Marlena claims that it is what upset her. John understands since she was there when Doug assaulted Julie and she had to make the painful judgment to commit Doug to Bayview. Marlena responds that she feels awful about all of it. John declares that unfortunately, Doug became a danger to himself and others and he would never forgive himself if he hurt Julie or anyone else. John feels Marlena did what she had to do in order to protect Doug and everyone he loves.

Gabi and Jake go home but find that Ava is not home. Jake tells Gabi that he was just talking to Ava and she was acting all sweet, talking about making peace. Gabi says that’s what she does, like acting innocent in front of Rafe. Jake says the whole time Ava was plotting with Philip to take them both down. Gabi brings up smelling Philip’s after shave. Jake points out that Ava blackmailed Philip and he almost died because of her. Gabi argues that now they have mutual enemies so Ava gave Philip the dirt on Jake. Jake asks what he said. Gabi tells him that Philip claims there is an eye witness against Jake, named Carmine, who saw Jake commit the murder. Jake confirms that he knows Carmine, so Gabi asks if it’s true.

Ciara and Ben sit together at home. Ciara tells Ben that whatever comes from his talk with Marlena, they will deal with it, but ignoring it isn’t going to help. Ben agrees that Marlena does always help so he then calls Marlena. Marlena answers and asks if everything is alright. Ben hoped to schedule an appointment to see her as he’s working his way through some feelings. Marlena suggests right now as she’s always there for him. Marlena asks him to meet her at her office. Ben thanks her and hangs up. Ben tells Ciara that she can see him right now. Ciara offers to go with him. Ben thanks her but thinks he has to figure this out on his own. Ben adds that Marlena always finds a way to help him see things more clearly. Ciara tells him to call her when he’s done. They say I love you to each other and kiss. Ben then exits. Ciara looks back at their fortune cookies. Ciara then gets a call from Shawn, who surprises her with the news about what happened to Doug.

Julie tells Maggie that she didn’t know how to deal with what was happening to Doug and then Marlena recommended that they commit him to Bayview, so she signed the papers and they took him away. Julie calls it the hardest thing she’s ever done in her life. Julie worries that Doug needs her and she’s turning him over to strangers as Maggie hugs her.

Marlena tells John that she has an appointment with Ben. John questions her doing that now. Marlena says that he needs her. Marlena adds that she couldn’t do anything for Doug, but now maybe she can help Ben. John supposes that she knows best. Marlena says she does and she won’t be long as she kisses John and then exits.

Gabi reminds Jake that she asked him the other day if he killed anybody and he didn’t give an answer. Jake informs Gabi that he did not kill Jed. Gabi starts saying she knew he was innocent and that’s what she told Philip. Jake clarifies that he’s far from innocent as it’s a lot more complicated than that. Gabi says either he killed the man or he didn’t. Jake says they shouldn’t be talking about this as it’s not good for either of them. Gabi needs to know all of what happened and exactly what they are dealing with, so they can figure out a way to fight Philip.

Philip calls Henderson and orders him to have the gardener bring him a saw. Philip thinks back to when he chopped down he and Chloe’s first tree. Philip declares that this one will be a lot easier to cut down. Chloe then walks in and notes that Philip is home from work early. Philip notes that she is too. Chloe asks where he was heading to. Philip claims he was just going to water their tree and invites her to come.

Jake tells Gabi that he never wanted to think about this again. Gabi sees how hard this is for him, but says she loves him no matter what it is. Jake tells her about how the Vitalis would make deals with local business and it was his job to apply pressure if there was any pushback. Jake says there hardly ever was, but this one time it went too far. Jake tells her that Carmine was not a witness, but they worked together. Jake brings up the local bar owner, Jed Zanetti, who was behind on his payments, so their boss wanted to scare him. Gabi asks what he did. Jake admits he roughed him up a little bit but Carmine wouldn’t stop and before he knew it, Jed was coughing up blood. Jake adds that he tried to pull Carmine off but it was too late. Jake confirms that Jed died right in front of him. Gabi tells him that Philip said that Carmine is willing to testify that Jake was the man who beat him to death. Jake assures that he didn’t do it, he was there, but he tried to stop it. Gabi tells him that she believes him and that it must have been awful. Jake calls it the worst day of his life.

Philip questions why it seems like Chloe doesn’t want to go with him to their tree and asks if there’s something he should know. Chloe says she would love to go with him as it would be nice to spend some time with him there. Philip agrees and remarks that if they don’t nurture the tree, it could wither and die. Philip adds that they could also over water a tree which could drown the roots and kill the tree. Philip asks if they need to worry about that. Philip then tells her that he’ll save her the trouble of lying as he saw her at their tree, in Brady’s arms

Brady goes home to John and Marlena’s with Rachel and has Rachel go start drawing to carve pumpkins. John remarks that he hopes she doesn’t have nightmares as there’s enough of those going on these days. Brady asks how Marlena is feeling. John says that she says she’s better and she went to work but she’s still pretty upset about Doug. Brady questions if Doug really attacked Julie. John says it looks that way, although he keeps denying it and said that Marlena assaulted Julie.

Ben goes to see Marlena at her office and thanks for seeing him on such short notice. Marlena is glad to see him and says she’s always happy to help. Ben says it means a lot to him. Marlena pulls out her recorder to record their session. Marlena thinks back to the Devil’s voice coming through the recorder so Ben asks if something is wrong.

Ciara goes to see Julie and hugs her, saying she just heard about Doug. Julie says she’s very glad to see her and that Maggie is back. Ciara hugs Maggie and welcomes her home. Ciara asks if Hope knows. Julie confirms that she spoke with her and she wanted to come rushing back, but she told her there’s no point because Doug is not allowed visitors as he’s been declared a danger to himself and others, so he’s in isolation until he’s further evaluated. Maggie encourages that will change soon. Ciara can’t believe Doug would try to hurt Julie. Julie insists that he wouldn’t and didn’t. Maggie asks what Julie is saying. Julie responds that the person that hit her with a tray is not her Doug. Ciara asks who else could’ve hit her with the tray. Maggie notes that she said the only other person in the room was Marlena. Julie says she just meant that the person who meant to hurt her could not possibly have been Doug. Julie talks about loving Doug for most of her life. Julie says she didn’t want to believe Doug had dementia but now it’s becoming clear that he’s losing touch with reality. Maggie says that may be so, but he’ll never lose her. Maggie encourages Julie to hang on to that. Maggie decides to let them talk and promises to light a candle for Doug at church. Maggie tells Julie to call her any time she needs her. Maggie hugs Julie and then exits. Julie hugs Ciara.

Marlena tells Ben that she’s fine. Ben notes that she seems distracted. Marlena claims she’s not at all and asks Ben what is on his mind. Ben tells her that he and Ciara just got back from their honeymoon and they have been talking about having a baby. Marlena calls that a big step. Ben agrees and says given all the horrible things he’s done in his past, he’s worried it might be a big mistake because he’s already responsible for enough pain.

Gabi tells Jake that he may not believe her but she understands how he feels. Jake argues that she couldn’t but Gabi reveals the exact same thing happened to her, which Jake questions. Gabi explains that a long time ago, she was married to Nick and after they split, he tried to rape her so she hit him with a rock and then Kate and Sami convinced her to cover it up and helped dump his body in the river, only he wasn’t dead. Gabi adds that he came back and wouldn’t stop trying to hurt her so she shot him and this time, he did not come back. Jake tells her that he’s sorry. Gabi remarks that when someone is that obsessed with trying to control you, they will destroy your life if you let them.

Philip asks Chloe if Brady and Chloe had sex right there at their tree after he left. Chloe asks if he hears himself and tells him that Rachel was with them. Philip says he did not see Rachel. Chloe explains that Brady asked her to join them at the pumpkin patch. Philip mocks that but Chloe continues that she is the one who asked to stop at their tree to water it and when they got there, Rachel asked about how they fell in love. Chloe says after that, Brady finally realized that she is with Philip and not interested in being with him. Chloe adds that Brady said he would back off and let them be together. Philip doesn’t believe that. Chloe insists that it’s the truth and that Brady agreed because he thought Philip got over his crazy jealousy, but she sees now that his dangerous obsession has gotten worse.

Gabi assures Jake that this is not his fault. Gabi says it will be Carmine’s word against his. Jake says it won’t be easy to convince a judge or jury. Gabi asks if he thinks they could convict him after all these years. Jake worries that the worst case scenario, he takes the fall for a murder he didn’t commit and the best case scenario is he’s guilty for being an accessory after the fact. Jake asks what Philip wants Gabi to do. Gabi responds that he wants her to choose between her company and Jake, but she’s already made her decision. Gabi declares there is no way in hell that she’s losing Jake.

Philip asks Chloe what he was supposed to do when he saw her and Brady together. Chloe argues that he could’ve asked her or give her the benefit of the doubt for once. Philip says he trusts her. Chloe complains that he doesn’t trust Brady and she thought he was fine with her and Brady being friends that work together. Philip insists that he is. Chloe questions what this was then. Philip complains that he didn’t find them at a meeting in Basic Black. Chloe accuses him of spying on her at their tree that is supposed to symbolize the hope for their future. Philip questions thinking her in Brady’s arms was just innocent. Chloe shouts that she expects him not to be a jealous ass. Maggie then walks in and questions what is going on here.

Ciara tells Julie that she knows what it’s like to look at someone you love and not know what’s going on in their brain or worry they might hurt you. Julie says her and Ben is different. Ciara knows how lucky Doug is to have Julie fighting for him. Julie says that over 50 years of marriage, the better has always outweighed the worse. Julie says she and Doug hit the lottery every day of their lives. Ciara encourages that better days are to come. Julie wants to hear about Ciara and Ben. Ciara tells her that they are finally together again and they are so happy. Julie asks what’s next after the honeymoon.

Marlena asks Ben if he wants to have children with Ciara. Ben responds that he loves her more than anything in the world and the idea of starting a family with her is everything he could possibly hope for, but he has battled his demons for his entire life. Ben brings up his father and sister both being troubled. Ben adds that Tripp also confirmed that his condition could be hereditary. Marlena asks if he’s discussed this with Ciara. Ben confirms he has and that she’s willing to deal with whatever comes of it. Ben says he was really getting there but then he had a dream that shook him. Marlena asks about the dream. Ben explains that they were in the future where they had a young son who hurt somebody with one of his neckties. Marlena understands how disturbing the dream must have been. Ben acknowledges that he’s done some evil things in his life and he has learned to accept it in order to try and get better. Ben says he tries every day to make up for what he did but he doesn’t know if he can risk bringing another soul in to this world that might be capable of doing more evil.

Brady questions Doug accusing Marlena of attacking Julie. John notes that Doug was adamant about it. Brady guesses it’s a symptom of dementia. John says maybe. Brady asks what other explanation there is. John informs him that according to Doug, Marlena tried to kill him.

Gabi tells Jake that she will tell Philip that she will take the deal. Jake stops her but Gabi says she’s choosing him. Jake brings up how they’ve joked about who would be CEO if they took over Titan. Jake praises Gabi and how she built Gabi Chic up for nothing. Gabi argues that if her company goes away, she’ll still have him. Jake appreciates her trying to protect him but he’s not going to let anybody take her company away from her. Jake declares that they will have to find another way to stop Philip.

Chloe tells Maggie that Philip is trying to destroy any relationship working out. Chloe declares that she’s done and sick of Philip’s obsession and not trusting her. Philip argues that he never said he didn’t trust her as Chloe storms out. Philip tells Maggie that Chloe is right that he was being a jerk and she doesn’t deserve that, but he’s not going to sit still while Brady steals her away from him again.

Brady questions John saying that Doug believes Marlena tried to kill him. John says it could just be that Doug is feeling guilty for attacking Julie and blaming Marlena. Brady can’t imagine how Julie is feeling.

Ciara tells Julie that they don’t have to talk about her and Ben right now, but Julie wants to as she feels it would be a distraction from all the misery and confusion. Ciara then informs Julie that she and Ben have been discussing having a baby. Julie calls that wonderful but Ciara says it seems she’s more ready for a family than Ben is. Julie asks if Ben doesn’t want children. Ciara explains that he just has his own issues to work out before he can commit. Julie understands, considering Ben and his family’s history. Ciara mentions that Ben is in a session now with Marlena, so hopefully she can help him work through his feelings because there’s no one she trusts more than Marlena…

Ben asks Marlena if he’s being too cautious or paranoid. Marlena thinks his fears are understandable as having a child is the most important decision a couple can make since it is a lifetime commitment. Marlena thinks every child has the right to be loved and wanted without reservation. Ben knows how much Ciara wants to have a baby with him, but the more they talk about this, the more convinced he is that it’s just not the right thing to do. Marlena asks if he’s sure. Ben knows how much pain he’s caused and even though he found a way to process it, the guilt and shame will never fully leave him. Ben declares that he can’t chance his child suffering that same fate or him being responsible for more suffering or death. Ben worries that he’d spend his days standing over the crib, watching and waiting for signs of something bad to happen. Ben says he can’t do that to Ciara or his child. Marlena tells him that she’s so sorry. Ben thanks her for taking the time to see him. Ben gets up to leave but Marlena begins hearing the Devil’s voice come through her recorder again, telling Marlena not to let Ben leave as she must convince him that he and Ciara must have a baby.

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Days Transcript Friday, October 8, 2021

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Gabi: Did you kill a guy named jed zanetti?

Jake: Where is this coming from?

Gabi: From philip, who, by the way, just fired me.

Jake: What?

Gabi: Yeah, for spying on him, and now, he’s trying to get me to give up gabi chic and threatening to send you to prison for murder. But that cannot happen, unless all of this is true, so I am gonna ask you again, jake. Did you kill this guy jed back in philly?

Jake: Not here. Not in public. Let’s talk at home.

Gabi: Fine. Be lucky if we run into that bitch ava.

Jake: You mean she’s behind this?

Gabi: Where else would philip have gotten this information?

Brady: I value our friendship. Always have. And I wouldn’t want to do anything to jeopardize it, so… I accept that you have chosen philip, and I hope it works out, chloe. I hope that you’re happy together.

Chloe: Thank you, brady. That means a lot to me.

[Dramatic music]

 

[Static crackling]

[Demonic growling]

Devil voice: We certainly took care of that old geezer, didn’t we, marlena?

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

 

Devil voice: It’s laughable how easy it was for the two of us to dispense with that old fool. Just look at what you and I can accomplish together, marlena, when you let me in. I let you cast me out, but it’s only a matter of time before you and I are one again.

Marlena: No.

Devil voice: You won’t let me back in right now? Let me in, marlena. It’s so much simpler not to fight it.

Marlena: No!

John: Doc, what’s wrong? What’s going on in here?

Brady: I hope philip appreciates how amazing you are.

Chloe: Well, thank you, and I don’t think philip appreciating me is the problem. I kind of feel like he appreciates me a little too much.

Brady: Think you’re right about that. I just–I hope he gets past all the jealousy stuff.

Chloe: Yeah, I think he finally has. I think he’s over it, and you know, buying this tree and us planting it together is a sign of our new beginning. You know, a sign that we are committed to each other.

Brady: Well, I wish you luck. You deserve only the best, chloe.

Chloe: You too.

Brady: I’m gonna go get my girl. I’ll take you home, okay?

Chloe: Okay.

[Tense music]

 

Philip: I know I can’t erase the mistakes of the past, but I’m hoping that it can be the start of a new, better beginning for us. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Maggie: I couldn’t believe it when I got back this morning and I heard the news.

Julie: Well, darling, you have had heartbreak of your own with summer. Again, I am so very sorry.

Maggie: Thank you. At least I was there to take care of her until the end.

Julie: I’m sure it meant the world to her, maggie.

Maggie: So when did all this trouble with doug start?

Julie: Oh, a few weeks ago. It’s all happened so fast. I mean, doug was himself. He was telling stories always, you know, about the people in our lives. And sometimes I remember it, and sometimes I didn’T. And then one afternoon, at our restaurant, while we’re setting up for the dinner crowd, he locked me in the walk-in freezer.

Maggie: [Scoffs] Well, that had to have been an accident.

Julie: I thought it was, at first. He told marlena it wasn’t, and then he began to confuse names, and he began to forget people. And then the inappropriate behavior.

Maggie: Oh, I can’t imagine.

Julie: It’s been awful.

Maggie: Yeah.

Julie: Went to the hospital for tests.

Maggie: Mm-hmm.

Julie: Once he’s there, he became even more confused and very agitated. And that’s when they tell me he hit me over the head with a tray.

Maggie: Dear god. You must have been so traumatized.

Julie: Well, I don’t actually remember it.

Maggie: Oh.

Julie: But marlena was in the room, and she told me what happened.

Marlena: The tablet…

John: Is it this article that’s got you so upset?

Marlena: The article.

John: About doug?

Marlena: Yes, I saw the article, and that upset me.

John: Of course it did, sweetheart. I mean, you were right there when he assaulted julie, and you had to make the painful judgment to commit him to bayview.

Marlena: I feel awful about that. About all of it.

John: Well, you know, unfortunately, doug’s become a danger to himself and others. And you know doug. He would never forgive himself if he ever really hurt julie or anybody else, so, honey, you only did what you had to do, in order to not only protect doug, but everyone that he loves.

Gabi: Where is that she-devil?

Jake: Doesn’t seem like she’s home.

Gabi: Lucky her.

Jake: I don’t get it. I was just talking to her, and she was acting all sweet, like this perfect little angel, saying all she wanted to do was make peace with you and move on.

Gabi: Well, that’s what she does, like when she acts all innocent in front of rafe.

Jake: Yeah, and the whole time, she was plotting with philip to take us both down.

Gabi: Ava vitali is a lot of things, but innocent is not one of them. I should have known when I smelled that aftershave the other day. Of course it was philip’S.

Jake: She blackmailed him. He almost died because of her.

Gabi: Yeah, but now, they have a mutual enemy, so of course mafia princess ava gives him the dirt on you.

Jake: What’d phil say?

Gabi: Claims that there’s an eyewitness against you.

Jake: Give you a name?

Gabi: According to the file, some guy named carmine supposedly saw you commit the murder.

Jake: [Scoffs] Carmine merlino?

Gabi: So it is true? This is the sound of an asthma attack…

Ciara: [Sighs] Whatever comes from your talk with marlena, we will deal with it. But ignoring the discussion isn’t gonna make your problem go away, ben.

Ben: You’re right. Marlena does always help.

[Sighs]

[Sighs]

[Cell phone beeps]

[Line trills]

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps]

Marlena: Hello, ben. Is everything all right?

Ben: Well, actually, I was hoping to maybe schedule an appointment to see you. I’m just in the process of working my way through some feelings right now.

Marlena: Okay. How about right now?

Ben: Are you sure?

Marlena: I’m always here for you. Why don’t we meet at my office?

Ben: Okay, great. Yeah. Thank you. See you soon.

[Cell phone beeps] She can see me right now.

Ciara: That’s great.

Ben: Yeah.

Ciara: Do you want me to come with you?

Ben: You know what, baby? Thank you, but I think I have to figure this out on my own. Dr. Evans somehow always finds a way to help me see things a little bit more clearly.

Ciara: Call me as soon as you’re done, okay?

Ben: I will.

Ciara: I love you.

Ben: I love you.

[Sighs]

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: Mm.

Ciara: Bye.

[Sighs]

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps] Hello? Hey, shawn. What’s up? Wait, what? What happened to grandpa doug?

Julie: I was at a loss. I did not know how to deal with what was happening to doug, and then marlena recommended he be committed to bayview. They talked me into signing the papers, and they took him away.

Maggie: Oh, julie, that had to be so painful for you.

Julie: Pretty much the hardest thing I ever did in my life.

Maggie: Yeah.

Julie: ‘Cause as he’s going away, he looked back at me with such desperation and such fear. And I realized, what if it’s me? What if it’s me that he needs, and I’m turning him over to strangers?

Maggie: Oh, honey.

John: Come on, doc. What are you doing?

Marlena: I have an appointment with ben.

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa. But now? Come on.

Marlena: He needs me. Look, I couldn’t–I couldn’t do anything for poor doug, and now, maybe I can help ben.

John: Okay. I suppose you know what’s best.

Marlena: I do. I won’t be long.

John: Be careful.

Marlena: Yeah.

Gabi: I asked you the other day if you killed anybody, and you didn’t give me an answer. Is that because–

Jake: I didn’t kill jed zanetti.

Gabi: I knew it, and I swear I told philip. I told him that you were innocent.

Jake: Far from innocent, gabi.

Gabi: What?

Jake: [Sighs] It’s a lot more complicated than that.

Gabi: Jake, what do you mean, “complicated”? Either you killed that man, or you didn’T.

Jake: I shouldn’t even be talking about this. It’s not good for either of us.

Gabi: I need to know what happened, jake. All of it. I need to know exactly what we are dealing with here, so that we can figure out a way to fight philip.

Philip: My father doesn’t pay you to ask questions, henderson. Just have the gardener bring me a saw!

[Cell phone beeps] Oh, this one’s gonna be a lot easier to cut down.

Chloe: Hey, you’re home from work early.

Philip: So are you. What a nice coincidence.

Chloe: Yeah, you look like you were headed out.

Philip: I was.

Chloe: Okay. Where are you going?

Philip: I was just gonna take a drive down to the river to water our tree. You want to come? Don’t settle. Start your day with secret.

Jake: Never even wanted to think about this again.

Gabi: Hey, I can see how hard this is for you, but whatever it is, you already know that I love you.

Jake: So like I said before, the vitalis, we would make arrangements with the local businesses, right?

Gabi: Yeah, yeah, you offered them protection.

Jake: Yeah, and it was my job to enforce those arrangements. To apply pressure if there was any pushback. And there hardly ever was, but this one time… went too far. Remember the guy we were just talking about?

Gabi: Carmine merlino. The witness?

Jake: Yeah. No, no, no. Carmine was not a witness. Carmine and I worked together, and I would go out and collect the pizzo.

Gabi: Pizzo?

Jake: Yeah, yeah, that’s the protection money we collected from the local businesses, and there was this local bar owner, jed zanetti.

[Sighs] Crap. He was behind on his payments, and so the boss–our boss– ordered us to scare him. A little bit.

Gabi: What did you do?

Jake: Got in his face. Roughed him up a little bit. Carmine wouldn’t stop. Before I knew it, jed was coughing up blood.

Gabi: Oh, god.

Jake: Yeah. I tried. I tried to pull him off him, but he wouldn’t stop. It was too late. It’s too damn late.

Gabi: Jed died.

Jake: [Sighs] Right in front of me.

Gabi: Jake.

Jake: What?

Gabi: Philip says that carmine is willing to testify you were the man that beat him to death.

Jake: Okay, gabi, I didn’t do it, okay? I was there, but I tried to stop it.

Gabi: I believe you. I believe you, jake. It must have been awful.

Jake: Worst day of my life.

Philip: Why does it seem like you don’t want to go with me to our tree? Is there something I should know?

Chloe: No. Of course not. I would love to go with you. It would be nice to spend some time there.

Philip: Couldn’t agree more. And I don’t have to tell you, if you don’t nurture these things, they can wither and die.

Chloe: We won’t let that happen.

Philip: Of course, you can always overwater a tree too.

Chloe: Overwater?

Philip: Yeah, if you’re not careful, you can drown the roots. Kill the tree. Do you think that’s something we need to worry about?

Chloe: Philip–

Philip: Let me save you the trouble of lying. I saw you at our tree in brady’s arms.

Brady: Rachel’s in her room designing scary faces for us to carve.

John: Well, I hope it doesn’t give her nightmares. Enough of those going around these days.

Brady: How is everything? How’s marlena feeling?

John: Well, better, she says. She went to work.

Brady: All right. That’s good, right?

John: Yeah. I suppose. Still pretty upset about doug though.

Brady: Yeah I heard about that. Dad, did doug really attack julie?

John: Yeah, it looks that way. Although he keeps denying it. Says someone else did.

Brady: Who?

John: Doug says that marlena was the one who assaulted julie.

Ben: Thank you for seeing me on such short notice.

Marlena: Of course. I’m glad to see you. Always happy to help.

Ben: Means a lot to me.

Marlena: Do you mind if i record the session?

Ben: No, no.

[Recorder beeps]

[Static crackles]

[Demonic growling]

Devil voice: Dear marlena, did you really need to play this tape? I’m so hurt that you’ve already forgotten our little reunion.

Ben: Dr. Evans? Is something wrong?

Ciara: I just heard about grandpa doug. Hey. Are you all right? Stupid question. How could you be?

Julie: Well, I’m very glad to see you, ciara. And maggie’s back. Isn’t that wonderful?

Ciara: Yes. Oh, it is. Welcome home! So good to see you.

Maggie: Thank you, sweetheart, thank you.

Ciara: Does mom know?

Julie: I spoke with her, and of course, she immediately wanted to come rushing back. And I told her there was no point, because her father is not allowed visitors.

Ciara: We can’t see him?

Julie: He has been declared a danger to himself and to others. He is in isolation, until he is further evaluated.

Maggie: That’ll change soon.

Julie: I hope so.

Ciara: I just–I really can’t believe that grandpa doug would try to hurt you.

Julie: He wouldn’t, and he didn’T.

Maggie: What are you saying, julie?

Julie: I’m saying that the person that hit me over the head with a tray is not my doug. The airport can be a real challenge for new homeowners

Ciara: Who else could have hit you with that tray?

Maggie: I mean, you said the only one in his room was marlena.

Julie: That’s right.

Ciara: You don’t think that marlena–

Julie: No! No. Of course I don’T. What I meant was, the person who wanted to hurt me could not possibly have been doug.

Maggie: Oh, honey. You’re right. You’re right about that.

Julie: I’ve loved him so long. Most of my life, and he has such a magnificent heart, and I didn’t want to believe that he had dementia. But now it’s becoming clear that my darling is… is losing touch with reality.

Maggie: Well, that may be so, but julie, the one thing that he’ll never lose is you. That’s not gonna happen, and you’ve gotta try to hold onto that, okay?

Julie: I will. I will.

Maggie: Okay. Okay. All right. Well, then I’m gonna go and let the two of you talk. I promise you I’ll light a candle for doug this sunday at church.

Julie: He would appreciate it.

Maggie: And if you need me, you call me, anytime.

Julie: Mm-hmm.

Maggie: Okay?

Julie: I will.

Maggie: Day or night.

Julie: Thank you, maggie.

Maggie: Okay.

Julie: Baby.

[Sighs]

Ben: Dr. Evans?

Marlena: Hmm? Oh, I’m fine, ben.

Ben: You seem distracted.

Marlena: No. Not at all.

Ben: Okay.

Marlena: Why don’t you tell me what’s on your mind?

Ben: Okay, well, ciara and I, we just got back from our honeymoon, and we have been having a talk about having a baby.

Marlena: Wow. That’s a big step.

Ben: Yeah. Yeah, it is a big step. And given all the horrible things that I have done in my past, I’m worried it might be a big mistake. I’m already responsible for enough pain.

Gabi: So you may not believe me, but I understand how you feel.

Jake: Gabi, you couldn’t possibly understand.

Gabi: Of course. Of course I could understand. The exact same thing happened to me.

Jake: What do you mean?

Gabi: Well, a long time ago, I was married to this guy named mick. He’s julie’s cousin. And after we split, he tried to rape me, so I hit him over the head with a rock. Kate and sami convinced me to cover it up. They helped me dump his body in the river, only he wasn’t dead. He came back.

Jake: Came back?

Gabi: Yeah, and he wouldn’t stop trying to hurt me. So I shot him, and this time, he did not come back.

Jake: Gabi, I’m so sorry.

Gabi: When someone is that obsessed with trying to control you, they will destroy your life if you let them.

Philip: I mean, what happened after I left? Did you and brady have sex on the fresh ground right in front of the tree that we planted?

Chloe: Oh, my god. Do you hear yourself? No. Rachel was with us.

Philip: I didn’t see rachel.

Chloe: Brady asked me to join them at the pumpkin patch.

Philip: Oh, like a nice, sweet family thing, huh?

Chloe: Will you let me talk, please? I’m the one who asked to stop at our tree to water it after the pumpkin patch. When we got there, rachel asked me what our story was. How you and I fell in love. It was after that that brady finally realized what I’ve been talking about all along.

Philip: Which is what?

Chloe: That I’m with you, and that I’m not interested in being with him.

Philip: And he just suddenly accepted that?

Chloe: Yes. He said he would back off and let us be together.

Philip: I don’t believe that.

Chloe: Oh, my god, but it’s the truth. And he agreed to it because he thought you’d gotten over your crazy jealousy. And I can see now that this dangerous obsession of yours has gotten worse. We’re for those who love to discover.

Gabi: This is not your fault, jake. Philip says he’s gonna use carmine’s story to send you to prison, but it’s his word against yours.

Jake: Okay, well, sure, carmine’s a lowlife, but gabi, I got a rap sheet, okay? It’s not like it’s gonna be easy–I can sit there and convince some judge or jury that I’m a choirboy.

Gabi: You think that they could convict you after all these years?

Jake: Yeah, worst-case scenario, I take the fall for a murder I didn’t commit.

Gabi: And best?

Jake: Guilty for being an accessory after the fact. All right, so… what’s phil want you to do?

Gabi: He wants me to choose between my company and you.

Jake: Hmm.

Gabi: But I’ve already made my decision. There is no way in hell that I am losing you.

Philip: What was I supposed to do when I saw you and brady together?

Chloe: How about ask me? How about giving me the benefit of the doubt for once?

Philip: I trust you. I just–

Chloe: “Don’t trust brady.” Blah, blah. I know. I’ve heard that a million times. I thought that you were fine with the fact that brady and i are friends and we work together.

Philip: I am.

Chloe: Then what the hell was that?

Philip: I mean, come on, chloe. I didn’t find you at basic black at a marketing meeting.

Chloe: Yeah, no, you were spying on me at the tree. Our tree! That’s supposed to symbolize the hope for our future!

Philip: Am I supposed to think that you in brady’s arms was just innocent?

Chloe: Yes, I expect you not to be a jealous ass!

Maggie: What is going on here?

Ciara: I do know what it’s like to look at someone you love and not know what’s going on in their brain. To be afraid that they might hurt you.

Julie: Oh, darling. You and ben, that’s different.

Ciara: I know. I know it is. But I also know how lucky of a man grandfather is to have someone like you fighting for them.

Julie: Well, you know, you marry a man for better or for worse.

[Both laugh] And in nearly 50 years of marriage, I can say that the betters always outweigh the worse.

Ciara: Well, you are both so lucky then.

Julie: I thank god for it all the time. Yep. Doug and I hit the lottery every day of our lives.

Ciara: And I know there will be better days to come.

Julie: Thank you for saying that, darling. Now, you tell me about you and ben.

Ciara: Well, what about me and ben? I mean we are finally together again. We are so happy.

Julie: And you’re back from your honeymoon. So what’s next?

Marlena: Do you want to have children with ciara?

Ben: I love her more than anything in this world, and the idea of starting a family with her is everything I could possibly hope for. But I have battled my demons my entire life. My father is troubled. My sister jordan was, too, and I know tripp is just a medical student, but he also confirmed that my condition could be hereditary.

Marlena: He’s right. It could be. Have you discussed this with ciara?

Ben: Yeah, and she’s willing to deal with whatever comes of it, and–

Marlena: You’re not?

Ben: I was really getting myself there, but then I had this dream, and it just shook me.

Marlena: Tell me about the dream.

Ben: It was in the future, and ciara and I had this young son. And he…

[Sighs]

Marlena: Go on.

Ben: Our son, he had one of my neckties, and he used it to hurt somebody.

Marlena: I understand how disturbing that dream must have been.

Ben: I’ve done some evil things in my life. And I have learned to accept it in order to try to get better. And I try every day to try to make up for what I did, but I truly don’t know if I can risk bringing another soul into this world that might be capable of doing more evil.

Brady: Doug really accused marlena of attacking julie?

John: Oh, he was adamant about it.

Brady: Dad, that’s just evidence of his mental decline then, right? Symptom of dementia?

John: Maybe.

Brady: “Maybe”? What other explanation is there? Why would marlena hit julie?

John: Well, according to doug, marlena attacked him too.

Brady: What?

John: And more to the point, doug said that marlena tried to kill him. When I heard about the science behind the new

Gabi: I’m just gonna tell philip I’m gonna take the deal.

Jake: No, no, no, gabi, wait, please.

Gabi: Wait for what? I’ve already made my decision. I choose you.

Jake: Okay, I know we’ve been doing a lot of joking about who’s gonna be ceo if we take over titan.

Gabi: When we take over titan.

Jake: Okay. What I’m trying to say is, gabi, you’re incredible. You impress me every day with your strength. Your determination. Your lady boss badassery. I mean, you built gabi chic from nothing.

Gabi: And if it goes away, this time, I won’t have nothing. I will have you.

Jake: Hey, look, I appreciate you trying to protect me. It means everything. But I’m not gonna let anybody take your company away from you. So we’re gonna have to find another way to stop philip.

Chloe: What’s going on here is, your stepson is trying to destroy any chance of our relationship working out.

Philip: But I’m the one fighting for it.

Chloe: You know what? I’m done now. I am sick of your obsession, and I’m sick of you not trusting me!

Philip: No, I never said I didn’t trust you.

Maggie: Well, it kind of seemed like–

Philip: Chloe’s right. I was being a world-class jerk, and she doesn’t deserve that. But I’m not gonna sit still while brady steals her away from me again.

Brady: Doug believes marlena tried to kill him.

John: You know, son, it just could be that doug is feeling guilty that he attacked julie, and it’s easier for him just to blame marlena.

Brady: Wow. I can’t even imagine how julie is feeling about all this.

John: You think? Having the one person you love more than anybody in this world be a threat to you?

Ciara: We don’t have to talk about ben and me right now.

Julie: I want to. I want to. It would be a distraction from all the misery and confusion.

Ciara: Okay. Well, in that case, ben and I have been discussing what it would feel like to have a baby.

Julie: Oh, wonderful.

Ciara: Yeah, it is. It’s just–it seems like I’m a little more ready to have a family than ben is.

Julie: Ben doesn’t want to have children?

Ciara: No. He does. He just has some of his own issues that he needs to work out before he can commit.

Julie: Understandable.

Ciara: Yeah.

Julie: Considering his family’s history and his own.

Ciara: Yeah. Well, he is in a session right now with marlena, so hopefully she can help him work through some of his feelings. There’s no one I trust more than marlena.

Ben: Am I just being too cautious? Am I being paranoid?

Marlena: I think your fears are very understandable, and having a child is just about the most important decision a couple can make. It is a lifelong commitment, you know. And I think that every child has the right to be loved and wanted without reservation.

Ben: Without reservation. I know how much ciara wants to have a baby with me, but the more you and I sit here and talk about this, the more convinced I am that it is just not the right thing to do.

Marlena: Are you sure?

Ben: I know how much pain I’ve caused. And even though I found a way to process it, the guilt and the shame, it’s never gonna fully leave me. I can’t chance my child suffering that same fate or me being responsible for more suffering or death. I’m worried that I’m gonna spend my days standing over his or her crib watching and waiting for signs of something bad to happen. I can’t go through with that. I can’t do that to ciara, and I will not do that to my child.

Marlena: I’m so sorry, ben.

Ben: Thank you, and thank you for taking the time to see me.

Marlena: Mm.

[Static crackles]

Devil voice: Don’t let him go, marlena. You need to convince ben weston that he and his wife must have this baby.

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Xander: [Exhales] You getting smails on tape, it’s brilliant. I’m so proud of you.

Gwen: And as soon as justin plays my recording in his chambers, he will realize that if he does not let you and bonnie go, he’s finished.

Xander: [Exhales] I really hope our plan works. I just hate putting my cousin in this position.

Gwen: Why? Thanks to us, he’s going to have a future with his fiancéE.

Xander: Justin has more morality in his little finger than the rest of the kiriakis men combined. Blackmailing a judge? That will not come easy for him.

[Solemn music]

 

[Beep]

Gwen: I am very sorry to do this, but you–you understand my situation. And I need to be clear, because I know that you and I can have a really good time together. I will sleep with you if you promise to let xander go. I believe that they call that a quid pro quo. Agreed?

Smails: Agreed.

[Beep] You’re in league with xander cook’s girlfriend?

Justin: Yes, I am, and to be clear, you won’t be having sex with her. You also won’t just be dropping the charges against xander cook but also dropping the charges against bonnie lockhart.

Smails: She’s accused of murdering two people.

Justin: Yes, and committing larceny. I’m her lawyer. I’m aware. Now, your honor, I need you to make it all just go away, for lack of evidence or whatever you think will fly.

Smails: And if I refuse?

Justin: Oh, well, then this little recording will, uh, be given to my brother-in-law, jack deveraux at “the spectator,” who will share it with the world, destroying your reputation and effectively ending your career.

Brady: You know, on second thought, maybe I should have justin talk to grandfather, have him convince vic that the idea of me stealing you away from philip is ridiculous.

Chloe: Do you think that would really work? I mean, you literally just told him that you wouldn’t do that, and not only did he blow you off, he went and told maggie that we’re back together again.

Brady: That’s just because he has zero respect for me.

[Scoffs] He has more respect for justin, I believe.

Chloe: Oh, I don’t know, i think his opinion on justin has probably slightly changed now that he’s involved with and engaged to bonnie lockhart.

[Phone rings]

Brady: Hm. Uh…hey, dad, what’s up? Sorry to hear that. Um, is marlena going to be okay?

Jake: I don’t blame gabi for being suspicious. You laid it on pretty thick this morning.

Ava: I didn’t realize that freshly baked muffins would be such an offense.

Jake: The two of you have been at each other’s throats since you moved in with her brother. Why all of a sudden would you be acting all sweet and adorable?

Ava: Well, ’cause I realized things don’t have to be this way. I can use my power.

Jake: To do what?

Ava: Change the dynamic between gabi and me.

Gabi: So, let me get this straight, if I don’t sign gabi chic over to you, you’re going to send jake to prison for murder?

Philip: Correct.

Gabi: That is–that is ridiculous. I will never give you my company, and you will never try to take it away from me by making up some story about my boyfriend. Jake has never killed anyone.

Philip: Are you sure about that?

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

 

Xander: [Exhales] I wish I could see the look on smails’s face when justin sticks it to him. Ej too, when he finds out I’m free.

Gwen: Mm-hmm, and once the judge stops the charges against bonnie, you know that $1 million that she stole is no longer going to be evidence, is it? The police are going to have to give it back.

Xander: About damn time. I’m going to enjoy spending every penny of that.

Gwen: No, xander, darling, you cannot spend that money. You need to give it back to ej, and he’s going to hire you at basic black.

Xander: Why would I do that? Why would I wanna work for that guy after the way he treated me?

Gwen: You know what, you’re right. Screw ej, he doesn’t deserve to have you working for him.

Xander: Exactly. I mean, I could maybe see rewarding justin with some of that cash, although he’s such a good guy, he probably wouldn’t take it anyway.

Gwen: Yeah, he’s loaded anyway. His reward will be getting bonnie back.

Xander: You know, I’ve never understood the attraction there, but he must really love her if he’s agreed to fight this dirty.

Justin: So, do we have a deal?

Smails: Mr. Kiriakis, justin, we’ve encountered each other in the courtroom many times over the years, and you’ve always impressed me with your command of the law.

Justin: What’s your point?

Smails: I’m surprised and, frankly, dismayed that you of all people would blackmail me.

Justin: Well, you can imagine my dismay when I learned that you had reinstated the charges against xander cook right after he was unceremoniously dropped as a client by ej dimera, so i am losing patience, your honor. Do we have a deal?

Smails: You don’t wanna do this.

Justin: You’re right, i don’T. In fact it makes me sick to even be having this conversation with you, because I happen to believe in playing by the rules. But I also believe in justice, and in the cases of bonnie lockhart and xander cook, there will be no justice unless they’re set free. So, are you going to dismiss the cases against them, or will I be forced to use this recording to have you thrown off the bench?

Brady: Yeah, dad, please don’t worry about it. No, yeah, I’m sure, I’m sure I’ll figure something out. Just please keep me posted if there’s anything I can do, okay? All right, I love you, bye.

Chloe: What’s wrong with marlena?

Brady: [Sighs] She’s not feeling well. My dad thinks she may be overworked. She’s just worn out.

Chloe: And you said you need to figure something out? Is everything okay?

Brady: Yeah, they were–they were supposed to take rachel to the pumpkin patch today. You know, hayrides, corn mazes, the whole thing. But my schedule’s wide open, so I can just take her. It’s not a problem.

Chloe: Aww, she’ll love that. What a little cutie pie. Please send me some pictures.

Brady: I have a better idea. Why don’t you come with us?

Jake: So, what are you saying, you want a truce with gabi?

Ava: I told you, the muffins were a peace offering.

Jake: Eh, kumbaya ain’t your style.

Ava: Yeah, maybe not, but rafe doesn’t wanna live in a war zone, neither do I.

Jake: Do you think gabi does?

Ava: Well, it sure seems like it. From the minute I moved in, she’s been so nasty to me, and I’ve done absolutely nothing to deserve it.

Jake: Hm.

Ava: Look, I know you love her, jake, but, I mean, it’s gotta be so frustrating. She spends all her time fighting with me instead of just being happy with you. I mean, don’t you want it to stop?

Jake: Of course I do. I hate it. I also hate that rafe and I are caught in the middle of it.

Ava: Okay, you want the same thing I do–to make peace.

Jake: I want to believe you right now, I do, but gabi would call me a fool to trust you.

Philip: How well do you really know jake?

Gabi: Well enough to know he’s not a killer.

Philip: But he was in the mob.

Gabi: He got out. He–he wanted to earn an honest living, a normal, safe life.

Philip: In salem?

Gabi: That’s because his ex-girlfriend took–you know what, it doesn’t even matter, because he’s here now, and unlike you, he’s a decent man.

Philip: You admitted you put that spyware on my computer. Are you saying that he wasn’t involved in that?

Gabi: I admitted that? I–I don’t remember. And you have no proof.

Philip: I have proof that jake isn’t the man you think he is.

Gabi: What the hell are you talking about?

Philip: The proof is all right there…that your decent boyfriend was a hit man. As a dj, I know all about customization.

Xander: Look, I know exactly what we should do with at least some of that $1 million. I’m taking you, gwen rizczech, on a tropical vacation.

Gwen: Really? Well, I’ve never been anywhere remotely warm in my entire life.

Xander: Oh, well, get ready for sand, surf, and loads of sunshine.

Gwen: Oh, my. Well, that sounds lovely. As long as you don’t mind me protecting my delicate skin under an umbrella.

Xander: Of course not. No, it will be my pleasure to slather your entire body with sunscreen.

Gwen: [Laughs] Okay. So, tell me then, where would we go? What sort of posh, fancy resort are you thinking about?

Xander: I’m talking about the kinda place that’s so exclusive that you wouldn’t even see another person, unless of course they were coming over to our bungalow to give us a couples massage or serve us dinner under the stars.

Gwen: Wow, well, that does sound magical.

Xander: I just really wanna get away, just go somewhere far away where we can be all alone and finally start getting to know one another properly.

Gwen: I really, really want that too, xander. I mean, it’s crazy, we’ve been so busy putting out all these fires, but we haven’t really had the chance to just focus on you and me.

Xander: Exactly. An island getaway is just what we need. Looking at sunsets, sipping mai tais, maybe some sex on the beach.

Gwen: Ooh, yum, yes, I love that cocktail.

Xander: I wasn’t talking about the cocktail.

Gwen: You naughty boy.

Philip: Take it.

Gabi: No, whatever’s in there is all lies.

Philip: You ever heard of the name jed zanetti?

Gabi: No.

Philip: Well, he owned a bar in philly. Apparently, he made a habit of stiffing the vitalis whenever it came time to collect, so jake was sent in to rough him up a little. He ended up beating poor jed to death and dumping his body somewhere off the jersey shore.

Gabi: That is such bull.

Philip: It’s all right here in the folder.

Gabi: Jake never killed anybody. I don’t believe a word of this.

Philip: I had a feeling you wouldn’T. Turns out there was an eyewitness.

Gabi: What?

Philip: He saw everything up close and personal. And he’s prepared to testify in a court of law that the man you love is a stone-cold killer.

Ava: Honestly, I’m at a loss as to what I can do to win gabi’s trust.

Jake: I don’t think baked goods are going to do the trick.

Ava: How do I get her to stop seeing me as the enemy?

Jake: That’s a tough one. I mean, I so much as say your name, smoke starts coming out of her ears. You know what this reminds me of?

Ava: Hm?

Jake: The time the vitalis and the ligambis were fighting over control of the docks.

Ava: Exactly.

Jake: Yeah.

Ava: The two families were so focused on taking each other out, we both almost lost the waterfront.

Jake: Hm, and if we’re not careful, it’s going to happen again. We gotta find a way to peacefully co-exist.

Chloe: [Sighs] Well, as much as I would love to go and pick out some pumpkins with you and rachel, I actually have a job to do.

Brady: Yeah, but you also have an in with your boss. Your boss, uh, believes in keeping his employees very happy, and let me tell you something right now, there’s nothing happier than a hayride.

Chloe: Brady…

Brady: It’s fun. “Look at me, I’m chloe! I’m having fun on the hayride!” Come on, there’s nothing to do at the office, literally.

Chloe: Nothing urgent, no, but I would feel really bad about playing hooky. You know, I would feel very unprofessional.

Brady: Mm-hm. Is this really about you not wanting to miss work, or are you worried how philip is going to react? Yeah, yeah, yeah

Chloe: Why are you making this about philip when I’m just trying to show you that I’m a good employee?

Brady: It was just a question, that’s all.

Chloe: I admit philip has overreacted in the past to you and I spending time together, but he’s over that now. He knows that we’re friends and colleagues. He’s fine with it.

Brady: Okay, if you say so.

Chloe: [Sighs] Why do you keep doing this?

Brady: What am I doing? What?

Chloe: You know how hard philip’s been working at getting past his jealousy and leaving behind all that old petty nonsense, but you–you keep dragging us back into it. You keep provoking us every chance that you get. All I’m trying to do right now is prove to you that I’m loyal to your company.

Brady: I–I appreciate your loyalty to the company, and i know you are a responsible employee, but, chloe, still that doesn’t change the fact that rachel and I would love the chance to be with you today and hang out with you.

Chloe: Well, why didn’t you just say that and not make it about philip?

Brady: Because old habits die hard, and I’m sorry, I’m just trying–okay, sorry, I’m–I’m gonna do this over again, okay? Chloe, would you do me the honor of accompanying my daughter and I to our adventure in pumpkinland? If it helps you with your decision, it would be very, very good for rachel, who obviously misses her mom a lot, and I’m doing the best I can, chloe, but I’m gonna be honest with you, she could probably use some female energy. Marlena’s been supportive, but she’s got a lot on her plate. And I’m sorry, I’m pouring this on. You’re–you’re obviously not eager to go. I–I don’t wanna pressure you. Just, uh, we’ll be fine, and, uh, you won’t have to worry about upsetting philip. I’m sorry.

Chloe: Well, look, if you think it’s good for rachel, and philip getting upset aside, i don’t think he would object to us trying to take her to have some fun. Oh, besides, uh, the pumpkin patch is really close to where philip and I planted that tree, so I could water it on our way back.

Brady: Okay, that’s great.

Gabi: You know, clearly this carmine person is lying.

Philip: I might agree if he didn’t provide so many specifics, like how he and jake shoved zanetti up against the wall, then there was some punches thrown, and it escalated into him coughing up blood.

Gabi: That never happened.

Philip: Carmine even described the moment that they realized he was dead. He said he and jake were standing there blaming each other for taking it too far. Then jake said something like, uh, “you gotta shut your beak and get rid of the body.” That’s a hell of a lot of detail to make up.

Gabi: Maybe carmine’s seen a lot of movies. I know that jake is not a killer.

Philip: He never kept a secret from you? You really trust him that much?

Gabi: Yes, I do. The person I don’t trust is you. You’re so desperate to get leverage over me, so you can steal gabi chic. Where did you get all this inside information on the mob anyway, huh? Oh, my god, it was ava.

Ava: I agree. Rafe’s house cannot continue to be a battleground between the two couples.

Jake: Yeah, it really is exhausting.

Ava: It’s ridiculous. I mean, I can’t believe we are at the point where gabi thought that I would poison the muffins.

Jake: [Chuckles] Do you remember when the two families had a sit-down to work out their problems on the docks?

Ava: I wasn’t there, but i did hear about it. Everyone thought it was gonna be a big waste of time and that it would only make things worse.

Jake: Yeah, well, I was there, and I can tell ya, firsthand it did not start off well.

Ava: What happened?

Jake: All right, so, your cousin, he bought a bottle of grappa, right? And he set it down on the table, poured a shot for everybody, only the ligambis refused to drink, until cousin angelo drank first.

Ava: Oh.

[Laughter] I’m sure he loved that.

Jake: Oh, yeah, he was furious. Are you kidding me? But–but he stuck with it, because he knew what was at stake, right? So, cousin angelo drank first, and did not drop dead. And before you knew it, everybody was having a great time. We finished off the entire bottle, and found a solution to the problem with the docks. See, that, that is what we need now, a good old-fashioned sit-down between the warring parties to figure out a way to make the peace.

Ava: That, my friend, is a fabulous idea.

Jake: Heh.

Ava: Hm.

[Dark ambient music]

 

Gwen: So, this island is so secluded that you can only get to it by seaplane or boat.

[Chuckles] I mean, look at that, right? White sand, turquoise water. It’s absolute paradise.

Xander: What are you waiting for? Just book it.

Gwen: Okay.

[Door opens]

Xander: Did you play the tape for the slimy judge?

Justin: I did.

Gwen: Right, so, I assume that this means that xander and bonnie are now off the hook?

Justin: Not exactly.

Xander: Well, why? Gwen got him on tape agreeing to trade my freedom for sex. I mean, if that comes out, he’ll be ruined–wha–what happened?

Melinda: What happened is mr. Kiriakis was busted for blackmailing a judge.

[Music intensifies]

Are you one of the millions of americans

Xander: Blackmail? What are you talking about?

Melinda: Judge smails understandably was unsettled when ms. Rizczech made her offer, so he contacted me and followed my advice and was ready with his own recording device.

[Device beeps]

Justin: You also won’t just be dropping the charges against xander cook, but also dropping the charges against bonnie lockhart.

Smails: She’s accused of murdering two people.

Justin: Yes, and committing larceny. I’m her lawyer. I’m aware. Now, your honor, I need you to make it all just go away, for lack of evidence or whatever you think will fly.

Smails: And if I refuse?

Justin: Oh, well, then this little recording will, uh, be given to my brother-in-law, jack deveraux at “the spectator,” who will share it with the world, destroying your reputation and effectively ending your career.

Melinda: [Scoffs]

[Device beeps] Not only is this recording evidence of blackmail on mr. Kiriakis’s part, but it also proves that ms. Rizczech solicited judge smails, and she will be charged accordingly.

Gwen: I wasn’t actually going to bloody sleep with him.

Melinda: But you were trying to entrap him–that’s enough to charge you with.

Xander: Oh, that’s a load of crap!

Melinda: Actually, it’s the law.

[Scoffs] What a rogues’ gallery we have here. Mr. Cook will be going down for drug trafficking, mr. Kiriakis for blackmail, and ms. Rizczech for solicitation. The only person missing here is ms. Lockhart, who, of course, will be going down for murder.

[Solemn music]

 

Jake: So, here’s the plan, we tell gabi and rafe we’re going to have a sit-down.

Ava: Oh, maybe we don’t use that word.

Jake: [Chuckles] Okay, okay. That we’re going to have a dinner, right? And we eat, we drink. Once everybody’s good and loosened up, we put all of our cards out on the table.

Ava: I make the case to gabi that rafe and I care very deeply for one another.

Jake: Right, and you acknowledge to gabi you know she loves her brother. In other words, you show her respect.

Ava: You’re so right, because if I can convince gabi that I’m all about respecting her, which I am, then she won’t feel so threatened by me.

Jake: There you go.

Ava: I mean, honestly I don’t understand why she feels threatened by me now. I mean, it’s not like I could do anything to hurt her.

Gabi: Ava’s a freakin’ mafia princess. Of course you got the dirt on jake from her, which, all of it is lies.

Philip: Ava forced me to launder money for her. Why would I go to her for anything?

Gabi: Then where’d you get it?

Philip: A background check that titan runs on its new employees. Initially our investigative team didn’t find any major red flags, but as they dug deeper…

Gabi: They found a ludicrous story about jake beating a guy to death in a bar?

Philip: I know you don’t want to believe it.

Gabi: I don’t believe it at all, period.

Philip: Unfortunately that doesn’t change the fact that it happened, and now we have to decide what to do.

Gabi: There’s nothing to decide–you fired me, so now I regain control of gabi chic. That was part of my deal.

Philip: Ah, but the deal’s changed, gabi, non-negotiable. So, listen up–if you sign your company over to me, I won’t take this information to the police. If you refuse, I will. I’m pretty sure, with the eyewitness testimony, the authorities in philly have a pretty solid case against jake. He could go to prison for life.

Gabi: So, you’re blackmailing me?

Philip: I’m asking you to make a choice. Your company or your boyfriend– which one are you gonna lose?

[Light laughter]

Brady: I think we got three of the best pumpkins in the patch.

Chloe: We sure did. Hey, rachel, what kind of face do you want your daddy to help you carve into your pumpkin?

Rachel: A scary one!

Brady: Whoa. [Laughs]

Chloe: Oh, I think that’s a great idea. You know what you should do? You should go home and draw a bunch of scary faces on a piece of paper, and then pick your favorite one for your pumpkin.

Rachel: Will you help me?

Chloe: Of course I will.

Brady: That was too cute. Okay, let’s, uh–let’s go home.

Chloe: Uh, okay, well, wait, first, um–uh, we have to water this special tree that philip and I planted together.

Brady: [Grunts]

[Softly] Okay. Here we are again.

Ava: I like this sit-down idea. But like you said, gabi sees red whenever you mention me, so, how are you gonna bring her to the table?

Jake: Leave that to me.

Ava: I just wanna know what the strategy is that you’re gonna use with the most stubborn person on the planet.

Jake: Ha. I’m gonna convince her that, for rafe’s sake and for the sake of our relationship, the fighting has to stop. Nobody wins in a situation like this.

Ava: Sounds good.

Jake: Will you talk to rafe?

Ava: Once you talk to gabi and she’s on board, you let me know, and then I will. So, where’s gabi today?

Jake: Oh, she had an unexpected meeting with philip.

Ava: Unexpected?

Jake: Yeah.

Ava: Well, I hope everything’s okay.

Gabi: You really are scum.

Philip: I hired you, and you betrayed me.

Gabi: Wrong. I saved you. When I decided to relaunch gabi chic at titan, you were hanging on by a professional thread.

Philip: I wouldn’t go that far.

Gabi: Oh, I would. The only reason that you’re ceo is because your daddy took pity on you, ’cause you almost destroyed your entire family, destroyed his company, and–and xander quit out of disgust.

Philip: And now he has complete confidence in me, because I’m doing an outstanding job.

Gabi: Because of the profits that gabi chic is generating, which are going to double when i release that fragrance and jewelry line.

[Sniffing]

Philip: What the hell are you doing?

Gabi: That aftershave. That–I smelled that in my house yesterday. You were there, weren’t you? Oh, no, you didn’t–you didn’t get that dirt on–on jake from a background check. You and ava are teaming up to take me down.

Chloe: That’s great, rachel. Make sure you fill the water to the top.

[Clears throat]

Brady: Did we really have to do this now?

Chloe: Uh, we were right here.

Brady: Chloe, it’s supposed to rain tomorrow.

Chloe: Yeah, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Why are you annoyed by this? I told you I wanted to do this before we left.

Brady: I–look, I know, I know, I’m sorry. Fine, whatever. It’s fine. Hey.

Chloe: Oh, thank you. Oh, that’s kinda heavy.

Rachel: Why is this a special tree?

Chloe: Well, it’s special because your great-uncle philip and I, when we were in high school together, we were sweethearts, and we carved our initials into a tree that was originally right over there.

Brady: But then your uncle, he kinda chopped it down, because he was acting like a spoiled brat.

Chloe: He realized he made a mistake, and he fixed it, so he went and bought us this new one to symbolize a new beginning, and we planted it here together. Wasn’t that so sweet of him?

Brady: Yeah, it’s very sweet. He’s–he’s a–he’s a prince.

[Soft solemn music]

 

Justin: Melinda, melinda, before you arrest us, please just hear me out.

Melinda: I can’t tell you how disappointed I am, counselor. I really thought you were one of the good guys.

Xander: He is!

Melinda: Not anymore, clearly. I am truly shocked that you would get involved with these two. She likes to brawl and bash people’s heads in, and xander cook? Where do you even being with him? How could you let them talk you into being a part of this horrendous scheme?

Justin: ‘Cause I am certain judge smails is in ej dimera’s pocket.

Melinda: Then you should have tried to prove it through legal means. My office could’ve launched an investigation to determine whether or not any crime was committed. Instead, “the spectator” is gonna run a front-page story about your arrest and your your probable disbarment. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll see about you two getting booked.

[Door opens, closes]

Xander: I really am so sorry, mate. Shingles? Oh… you mean bill.

Xander: This is all my fault, for forcing you to go along with our plan.

Justin: No one forced me to do anything. I knew how risky it was to approach judge smails. I knew that if he was threatened, he would find a way to retaliate.

Xander: But you couldn’t have known he’d record you.

Justin: It might have occurred to me if I’d been on my game, if I’d been thinking clearly, sensibly, but I wasn’T. I was operating out of fear.

Gwen: Of what?

Justin: That I wouldn’t be able to find a legal way to keep bonnie from going back to prison. As you pointed out, the odds are stacked against her. I mean, it’d be very difficult to get an acquittal under the best of circumstances. Facing a crooked judge? Trying to get a jury to see past bonnie’s record and damning evidence? I couldn’t take the chance. I had to protect her.

Gwen: You did it for love. That’s beautiful.

Justin: Hm. Except now bonnie and I will be prison pen pals instead of husband and wife.

Xander: We will find a way out of this.

Justin: How? I’m about to be charged with a felony.

Melinda: Come with me, please. I’ll come back for you.

Xander: Poor guy. God, I wish to hell I kept him out of this, I feel awful.

Gwen: Don’T. This was all my stupid idea.

Chloe: Well, thank you, rachel. You helped me do such a fantastic job.

Rachel: Can I go and water some more trees?

Brady: Yes, you can. Just make sure you stay close, so I can see you at all times, okay?

Rachel: Okay.

Brady: Okay. Have fun.

[Clears throat]

Chloe: [Sighs] Was it really necessary to tell her that philip chopped down our original tree, ’cause he was being a brat?

Brady: I could’ve said “jealous lunatic.” I’m sorry. I’m–hey, I’m–I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that, you’re right.

Chloe: Then why did you? And please don’t tell me, “old habits.”

Brady: Chloe, come on. You know why. I’m just having a–I’m having a hard time accepting the fact that I lost you to philip. Okay?

Chloe: I–I appreciate your honesty, but please try harder, or our friendship is gonna suffer.

Brady: Look, you know, i don’t like to give philip credit for anything, but, uh, I think the guy’s actually beating me on this front. It was gracious of him to invite me to dinner, and it was his idea to plant this tree. That was thoughtful. Maybe the guy has finally changed his ways, and for your sake, I hope he has.

Philip: You’re convinced I’m conspiring with ava, because you think you smelled my aftershave inside of your home? You’re losing it, lady.

Gabi: Admit it, ava gave you that dirt on jake.

Philip: Your boyfriend committed a murder. It doesn’t matter how I found out.

Gabi: It matters to me, because if that information came from that skank, then I’m positive that it is fake. She probably twisted some arms, broke some legs, probably even paid that carmine person to lie, because she hates me, and she wants to ruin my life.

Philip: I knew this was going to be tough for you, but i figured you loved jake more than your company.

Gabi: Oh, just, what, sign on the dotted line, hand over my life’s work, my daughter’s legacy, all because you waved a folder in my face?

Philip: Take this, show it to jake. Show him exactly what carmine is willing to say on the stand, and then you need to decide what you wanna do. If I don’t hear from you soon, I’m going to take a copy of that information to the police, who will charge jake with murder.

Ava: Despite a bumpy start to the day, I’m glad that I ran into you. Good to talk things through.

Jake: Yeah, and look, if the vitalis and the ligambis can make peace, we sure as hell can figure out a way to do it.

Ava: Absolutely. Oh, you know what, angelo always said you were a very smart guy. I’m surprised he let you go.

Jake: Mm. Well, he knew my heart wasn’t in it anymore. I was no good to him.

Ava: Well, you’re turning out to be very valuable to me. Let me know how things go with gabi.

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Gwen: [Sighing] I lied to my dad about being a sex worker, and now I’m–now I’m being charged with solicitation for real.

Xander: We just should have left well-enough alone, let jack go on thinking that I was the drug dealer.

Gwen: I could not let you go to prison for my crimes. I had to do something. But this–this–this is–this is–this is completely out of control now. I–I–I mean, I–I have to find a way to explain this to my father without him hating us both.

Xander: I’ll tell him. I’ll explain that you were just trying to get the charges against me dropped.

Gwen: No, but you are facing those charges because of me. You sacrificed so much, because I blamed abigail for my miscarriage when she wasn’t even responsible for it.

Xander: And I have no regrets.

Gwen: Xander, I thought our problems were going to be over. We’re finally on good terms with my dad, and…

you and I, we were–we were going to be together. For the first time in my life, I–I was actually feeling positive about my future, but, I don’t know, I–I feel like I’m going to lose everything. We’re going to lose everything.

Xander: Hey, we’ve both been down before, and we always find a way to get back up. This time’s no different. Trust me on that.

[Doors open]

Melinda: You’re up, ms. Rizczech.

Gwen: [Clears throat]

Chloe: Wait a minute, did i hear you correctly? Did you actually say something nice about philip?

Brady: Did I? He wants to be worthy of your love. I can’t think of a stronger motivator to turn over a new leaf, no pun intended. I value our friendship more than you know. I would never wanna do anything to jeopardize it, so, yes, I– I accept the fact that you have chosen him, and, chloe, I hope it works out, I really do, and i hope you’re happy together.

Chloe: Thank you, brady. That means a lot to me.

[Tense dynamic music]

Jake: Guessing it didn’t go too well with philip. What did he want?

Gabi: Answer my question first. Did you kill jed zanetti?

[Music intensifies]

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Days Update Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Xander praises Gwen for getting the judge on tape. Gwen declares that as soon as Justin plays the recording, Judge Smails will realize he’s finished. Xander hopes their plan works but he hates putting Justin this position. Gwen points out that thanks to them, Justin will have a future with Bonnie. Xander acknowledges that Justin has more morality than the rest of the family so blackmailing a judge won’t come easy for him.

Justin then plays the recording of Judge Smails and Gwen, where he promised to let Xander go if Gwen slept with him. Judge Smails questions him being with Xander’s girlfriend. Justin tells him that he won’t be sleeping with Gwen and he will be dropping the case against Xander and Bonnie. Judge Smails argues that Bonnie killed two people. Justin tells the judge to make it all go away or the recording will be given to Jack, who will share it to the world thus destroying his reputation and ending his career.

Brady tells Chloe that maybe he should have Justin talk to Victor about the idea that him stealing her from Philip is ridiculous. Chloe isn’t sure it would work. Brady believes Victor has more respect for Justin. Chloe thinks that has changed since Justin got engaged to Bonnie. Brady gets a call from John. Brady says he’s sorry to hear that and asks if Marlena will be okay.

Jake tells Ava that he doesn’t blame Gabi for being suspicious since she was laying it on thick this morning. Jake questions Ava suddenly acting all sweet. Ava claims she realized things don’t have to be that way and she could use her power to change the dynamic between her and Gabi..

Gabi questions Philip threatening to send Jake to prison for murder if she doesn’t sign over Gabi Chic to him and calls that ridiculous. Gabi declares that she will never give away her company, even if he makes up some story about her boyfriend. Gabi insists that Jake has never killed anyone. Philip asks if she’s sure about that.

Xander wishes he could see the look on the judge and EJ’s faces when he is free. Gwen adds that the million dollars would no longer be evidence so they would have to give it back to him. Xander remarks that he will enjoy spending every bit of it but Gwen reminds him that he has to give it to EJ, so he’ll hire him back at Basic Black. Xander questions why he’d want to work for him after how he treated him. Gwen then agrees that EJ doesn’t deserve to have Xander work for him. Xander says he could maybe see rewarding Justin with some cash, but he probably wouldn’t take it anyways. Gwen says Justin is loaded anyway but his reward will be getting Bonnie back. Xander admits he’s never seen the attraction there but that Justin must really love Bonnie if he’s agreed to fight this dirty.

Justin asks Judge Smails if they have a deal. He says that over the years, Justin has always impressed him with his command of the law so he’s surprised and dismayed that he of all people would blackmail him. Justin talks about how he was dismayed when the judge reinstated Xander’s case right after he was dropped as a client by EJ. Justin warns that he’s losing patience and asks if they have a deal. The judge argues that he doesn’t want to do this. Justin admits that it makes him sick because he believes in playing by the rules, but he also believes in justice and there will be no justice unless Bonnie and Xander are set free. Justin asks if he will dismiss the cases or if he will have to use the recording to have him thrown off the bench.

Brady tells John to keep him posted if there’s anything he can do as he hangs up. Brady informs Chloe that Marlena is not feeling well, so John thinks she may be overworked. Brady mentions that John and Marlena were supposed to take Rachel to the pumpkin patch today, but he can just do it himself. Chloe says she’ll love that and asks him to send some pictures. Brady then invites her to come with them.

Jake questions Ava wanting a truce with Gabi. Ava explains that Rafe doesn’t want to live in a war zone and neither does she. Ava talks about Gabi being nasty to her and she’s done nothing to deserve it. Ava adds that Gabi spends all her time fighting her instead of being happy with Jake. Jake mentions he and Rafe always being caught in the middle. Ava says they both want peace then. Jake notes that he wants to believe her but Gabi would call him a fool to trust her.

Philip asks Gabi how well she really knows Jake. Gabi says well enough to know he’s not a killer. Philip brings up his past in the mob. Philip informs Gabi that he has proof that Jake isn’t the man that she thinks he is. Philip directs Gabi to the folder that reveals that Jake was a hitman.

Xander tells Gwen that he knows exactly what they should do with at least some of the million dollars. Xander wants to take Gwen on a tropical vacation. Gwen says she’s never been anywhere warm in her life and that it sounds lovely. Gwen asks where they would go. Xander says he’s talking about somewhere exclusive, having dinner under the stars, as he wants to go somewhere far away where they can be alone and start getting to know each other properly. Gwen says she really wants that too. Gwen says they haven’t really had a chance to focus on them because they’ve been busy putting out fires. Xander declares that an island getaway is just what they need.

Philip hands Gabi the folder but Gabi says whatever is in there is all lies. Philip reveals to her that Jed Zannetti owned a bar in Philadelphia and he made a habit of stiffing the Vitali family when it came to collect, so Jake was sent in to rough him up a little and he ended up beating Jed to death and dumping his body. Gabi doesn’t believe that Jake killed anyone. Philip reveals there was an eye witness who saw it all and he’s prepared to testify in court that Jake is a killer. Gabi then angrily takes the folder.

Ava tells Jake that she’s at a loss as to how to win Gabi’s trust and asks how she gets Gabi to stop seeing her as the enemy. Jake says that’s tough as just saying Ava’s name makes smoke come out of Gabi’s ears. Jake says this reminds him of when the Vitali and Ligami families were fighting over the docks. Jake worries that they have to find a way to peacefully co-exist.

Chloe reminds Brady that she has a job to do. Brady says he’s her boss and believes in keeping his employees happy while there is nothing urgent to do at the office. Chloe would feel unprofessional. Brady questions if she doesn’t want to miss work or if she’s worried how Philip would react. Chloe questions him making this about Philip when she’s just trying to be a good employee. Chloe admits Philip has over reacted in the past but he’s over that now, knows they are friends and colleagues, and he’s fine with it. Chloe argues that he knows how hard Philip has been working to get over his past jealousy, but Brady keeps dragging them back in to it and provoking them. Chloe just wants to prove that she’s loyal to the company. Brady says he and Rachel would still love the chance to be with her today. Chloe asks why he didn’t just say that instead of making it about Philip. Brady apologizes and asks Chloe again if she would accompany he and Rachel to the pumpkin patch, adding that it would be very good for Rachel who misses her mom a lot. Brady notes that he’s been doing the best he can but Rachel could use some female energy. Brady says Marlena has been supportive but she has a lot on her plate. Brady then apologizes and says he doesn’t want to pressure Chloe or upset Philip and they will be fine. Chloe decides that she doesn’t think Philip would object to them taking Rachel to have some fun. Chloe adds that she can water her and Philip’s tree on their way back.

Gabi argues to Philip that this Carmine person is lying. Philip says he might agree if he didn’t provide specifics of how he and Jake beat up Jed until they realized he was dead and they had to get rid of the body. Gabi insists that Jake is not a killer. Philip asks if she really trusts him that much. Gabi says she does and doesn’t trust Philip because he’s desperate for leverage to steal Gabi Chic. Gabi questions where he got all this inside information on the mob anyways and then guesses it was Ava.

Ava and Jake continue talking about not wanting a battleground between the two couples. Jake brings up the two families getting together to make peace and how it didn’t start well. Jake suggests that’s what they need, an old fashioned sit down to figure out how to make peace. Ava agrees.

Gwen shows Xander an island on her phone that they could go to. Xander tells her to go ahead and book it. Justin returns to the room. Xander asks if he played the recording. Justin confirms that he did. Gwen assumes that means Xander and Bonnie are off the hook but Justin says not exactly. Xander questions what happened. Melinda Trask then walks in and announces that Justin was busted for trying to blackmail a judge. Xander questions what she’s talking about. Melinda reveals that Judge Smails was offput by Gwen’s visit and contacted her afterwards, so he was prepared with his own recording device. Melinda then plays the recording of Justin attempting to blackmail Judge Smails. Melinda declares Gwen will now be charged for soliciting. Melinda remarks that Xander will go down for drug trafficking, Justin for blackmail, and Gwen for solicitation. Melinda adds that Bonnie will be going down for murder.

Jake tells Ava that they can tell Gabi and Rafe to have a dinner and once everyone is loosened up, they put their cards on the table and Ava can show Gabi respect. Ava decides that if she can convince Gabi that she’s all about respecting her, then she won’t feel so threatened by her. Ava repeats that it’s not like she could do anything to hurt her…

Gabi complains about Ava but Philip says that Ava forced him to launder money for her so he questions why he would go to her. Gabi asks where he got it then. Philip claims Titan runs a background check on his new employees and initially, they didn’t find any major red flags but they dug deeper. Gabi calls the story ludicrous and she doesn’t believe it. Philip says it happened and now they have to decide what to do. Gabi argues that Philip fired her so she retains control of Gabi Chic. Philip warns her that if she signs her company over to him, he won’t go to the police with this but if she doesn’t, he will and Jake could go to prison for life. Gabi questions him blackmailing her. Philip declares that he’s telling her to choose between her company or her boyfriend, which one is she going to lose?

Brady and Chloe go to the park with Rachel after finishing up at the pumpkin patch. Rachel asks Chloe to help her carve her pumpkin, which she agrees to do. Brady says they can go home now but Chloe remembers to water her and Philip’s tree first.

Ava tells Jake that she likes the sitdown idea but questions how to bring Gabi to the table. Jake says to leave that to him as he will convince her that for Rafe’s sake, the fighting needs to stop because nobody wins. Ava agrees to talk to Rafe when he gets Gabi on board. Ava asks where Gabi is today. Jake mentions that she had an unexpected meeting with Philip. Ava claims she hopes everything is okay..

Gabi calls Philip scum. Philip argues that he hired her and she betrayed him. Gabi argues that she saved him by relaunching Gabi Chic at Titan. Gabi says Philip is only CEO because Victor took pity on him and Xander quit. Philip argues that he’s doing an outstanding job. Gabi says that’s because of Gabi Chic’s great business which is going to double. Gabi then smells Philip’s after shave and recognizes it as the same smell from her house, meaning Philip was there. Gabi then guesses that Philip and Ava are teaming up to take her down.

Rachel goes to get water to water Chloe and Philip’s tree. Brady questions having to do this now. Chloe points out that they are right here. Brady notes that it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Chloe would rather be safe than sorry and questions why he’s annoyed by this when she told him before they left that she wanted to do it. Brady apologizes and says it’s fine. Rachel comes back with the watering pot and asks Chloe why it’s a special tree. Chloe explains that she and Philip were high school sweethearts and carved their initials in a tree nearby. Brady points out that Philip then cut the tree down like a spoiled brat. Chloe argues that Philip realized his mistake and fixed it by buying this new tree to symbolize a new beginning.

Justin asks Melinda to hear him out before arresting them. Melinda tells him how disappointed she is as she thought he was one of the good guys but clearly not anymore. Melinda says she is truly shocked that Justin would get involved with Gwen and Xander. She questions how he could let them talk him in to this horrendous scheme. Justin says it’s because he’s sure Judge Smails is in EJ’s pocket. Melinda argues that he should’ve tried to prove it through legal means then. Melinda says her office could have launched an investigation, but instead the Spectator will run a front page story on Justin’s arrest. Melinda says she’s going to see about Gwen and Xander getting booked as she walks out of the room. Xander tells Justin that he is so sorry. Xander says it’s all his fault for forcing Justin to go along with their plan. Justin clarifies that no one forced him as he knew how risky it was and that the judge would retaliate. Justin feels he was off his game and not thinking clearly as he was operating under fear that he wouldn’t be able to find a legal way to keep Bonnie from going back to prison, but the odds are stacked against her. Justin felt he had to protect her. Gwen understands he did it for love. Justin says that now he and Bonnie will be prison pen pals instead of husband and wife. Xander says they will find a way out. Justin asks how when he’s about to be charged with a felony. Melinda comes back and takes Justin, warning that she’s coming back for Xander. Xander wishes he kept Justin out of this as he feels awful. Gwen tells him not to because it was her stupid idea.

Chloe thanks Rachel for helping her water the tree. Rachel wants to go water more trees so Brady tells her to just stay close by. Chloe asks Brady if it was really necessary to tell her about Philip chopping down their original tree. Brady apologizes and admits he shouldn’t have said that. Chloe asks why he did then. Brady tells her that she knows that he’s having a hard time accepting the fact that he lost her to Philip. Chloe appreciates his honesty but asks him to try harder or their friendship is going to suffer. Brady doesn’t like to give Philip credit for anything but acknowledges that it was gracious of him to invite him to dinner and thoughtful of him to plant this tree. Brady remarks that maybe Philip has finally changed his ways and for Chloe’s sake, he hopes he has.

Philip questions Gabi being convinced that he’s working with Ava because of his after shave. Gabi wants him to admit he got the dirt on Jake from Ava. Philip argues that Jake committed a murder so it doesn’t matter how he found out. Gabi argues that if it came from Ava, she’s positive it’s fake because she hates her and wants to ruin her life. Philip knew this would be tough for her but he figured she loved Jake more than her company. Gabi questions handing over her life’s work and her daughter’s legacy just because of a folder. Philip tells Gabi to take the folder and show it to Jake and then she will have to decide what she wants to do. Philip warns that if he doesn’t hear from Gabi soon, he will take a copy of that to the police, who will charge Jake with murder.

Ava tells Jake that despite a bumpy start to the day, she’s glad she ran in to him as they had a good talk. Jake feels they can figure out a way to make peace. Ava comments that Angelo always said Jake was a smart guy, so she’s surprised he let him go. Jake says that he knew his heart wasn’t in it anymore. Ava remarks that he’s turning out to be very valuable to her. Ava tells him to let her know how things go with Gabi as she walks away.

Gwen tells Xander that she lied to Jack about being a sex worker, but now she’s being arrested for solicitation for real. Xander guesses they should’ve left well enough alone and let Jack think he was the drug dealer. Gwen feels she couldn’t let him go to prison for her crimes, so she had to do something, but it’s completely out of control now. Gwen declares that she has to find a way to explain this to Jack without him hating them both. Xander offers to tell him that she was just trying to get his charges dropped. Gwen argues that he’s facing the charges because of her as he sacrificed so much because she blamed Abigail for her miscarriage. Xander assures that he has no regrets. Gwen thought their problems would be over as they are finally on good terms with Jack and they were going to be together. Gwen cries that for the first time in her life, she was feeling positive about her future but she worries they are going to lose everything. Xander points out that they always find a way to get back up and promises this time is no different. Melinda comes back and tells Gwen that she is up, so she exits the room.

Chloe questions if Brady actually said something nice about Philip. Brady acknowledges that Philip wants to be worthy of her love and he can’t think of a stronger motivator to turn over a new leaf. Brady tells Chloe that he values their friendship more than she knows and he would never want to jeopardize it. Brady accepts that Chloe has chosen Philip, so he hopes it works out and that they are happy together. Chloe thanks him and says it means a lot to her. Brady and Chloe hug as Philip walks by and sees them from behind the bushes.

Gabi finds Jake in the town square. Jake guesses it didn’t go well with Philip. Gabi tells him to answer her question first, as she asks if he killed Jed Zanetti.

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Justin went to the judge and told him about Gwen’s recording. He demanded that he let Xander and Bonnie out or he would go to Jack with the recording. Philip told Gabi about Jake’s past as a hitman. He gave her the file that Ava gave him about Jake. She didn’t want to believe it. He thought she would feel that way so he told her about the witness who saw Jake dump a body. Ava talked to Jake about Gabi. She didn’t understand why hated her so much. She thought Jake should be worried because she was focused on him and not her. They talked about what happened with the mob families. Philip continued to tell Gabi about what Jake did to the man who died. She wanted to know how he found out so much information about the mob. She realized that Ava was the one who told him about it. Justin went to see Xander. Xander wondered if he told the judge about the recording. Xander wondered if he was able to get him out of jail. Justin said it didn’t exactly happen that way. Melinda walked in the room and said Justin was busted for blackmailing a judge.

Melinda told Justin, Xander and Gwen that the judge was uncomfortable with Gwen’s offer. Melinda suggested that he have a recording device of his own. She played the recording. She told them that they were all going to be in trouble for blackmailing a judge. Gwen said that she didn’t plan on going through with sleeping with the judge. Melinda told her that she tried to do it so she would be in trouble too. She also said that Bonnie was going to prison for murder. Jake decided that there should be a sit down dinner to make peace between Ava and Gabi. Ava liked the idea, but she wondered how they were going to pull it off. He said that they needed to tell her that Rafe meant everything to both of them and he was worth getting along. Gabi was upset with Philip when he told her that she couldn’t buy out Gabi Chic from him. She reminded him how she helped his company. She noticed his aftershave and realized it was the same one that was at the house. She realized that Ava was working with him to bring her down. Justin wanted Melinda to hear him out before she arrested him. She was shocked because she thought he was one of the good guys. Xander said he is one of the good guys. Justin told her that the judge was on the take. She said he should have gone about it the legal way because she would have investigated him. She said he would be in the Spectator for his arrest and possibly losing his job. Xander apologized to Justin for him getting in trouble helping them. He said he had to protect Bonnie. Philip wanted Gabi to show the folder to Jake so he could see what Carmine is willing to say on the stand. He wanted her to decide what she was going to do. If she didn’t decide, Jake was going to be charged with murder.

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Jake and Gabi wake up in bed together. They kiss until Ava knocks on the door, claiming to be room service. Ava just walks in and asks if there’s a better way to start the day than with a fresh muffin.

Philip enters the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion and greets Chloe. Philip thought she was going to the office early but Chloe says she decided to have breakfast and enjoy her roses. They talk about their tree growing. They hug until Brady walks in and asks if anyone wants a muffin.

Justin goes to the interrogation room to see Xander. Xander reminds him about how he and Gwen wanted to get something on the judge to prove he’s corrupt. Justin reminds Xander that he did not agree to go along with it. Justin warns Xander that he’s talking about blackmail, so it could blow up in their face and he could end up in bigger trouble than he’s already in. Xander suggests it could help with Bonnie’s case. Justin tells him not to push it as he is an officer of the court and has a duty to tell judges the truth. Justin adds that he is not Xander’s attorney but advises him to not even think about going ahead with this plan because it’s not only illegal, but stupid. Xander reveals that Gwen is already on her way to see the judge.

Gwen goes to see Judge Robert Smails in his office. Gwen says she shouldn’t have barged in but there was nobody outside the door. He tells her to wait and make an appointment. Gwen says she would but she’s here on a very private matter. He questions what private matter. Gwen informs him that she’s a friend of Xander’s. He tells her to get out then as he’s not about to have a conversation with a friend of someone appearing in his court. He says if she wants to communicate with Xander, she has to go through his lawyer. Gwen clarifies that Xander is not just a friend but the best thing to ever happen to her, so if he doesn’t hear her out, Xander might go to prison for something he has not done and she can’t allow that to happen.

Chloe questions what Brady is doing here. Brady says she texted him that she was going to be late this morning, so he realized he did not have anything going on this morning. Philip questions him just showing up with muffins. Brady clarifies that he found them on the kitchen table and then declares that the reason he came is to see the most beautiful woman he knows…

At the hospital, Kayla informs Tripp that Doug is now in Bayview because Marlena determined he was a danger to himself and others. Tripp feels sorry for Julie and the entire family. Kayla hopes he will be able to go home soon. Kayla then brings up the new hospital initiative and thanks Tripp for taking the lead on that. Kayla asks if he had any luck finding a patient to volunteer to be the face of the campaign. Tripp responds that he has as Steve walks in and reveals that it’s him. Tripp says that Steve pretty much pounced on it. Steve jokes that they can’t do better than him as no one is more motivated than him to make the hospital proud because his wife is the chief of staff while his son is becoming an esteemed physician. Kayla asks Steve if he knows what he’s volunteering for and what his responsibilities will be. Steve admits he doesn’t. Kayla then gets a call and steps out to answer it. Steve then asks Tripp what exactly he will be the face of. Tripp explains that it’s flu season so they are raising awareness and they basically want him to get a flu shot. Steve responds that he’s sorry, but that’s not going to happen.

Justin mocks Xander’s plan to have Gwen sleep with Judge Smails. Justin complains about trying to get dirt on the judge and Xander sending his girlfriend to sleep with another man. Xander explains that she’s not actually going to do it, but she’s going to record him agreeing to it and use it to blackmail him with his wife.

Judge Smails tells Gwen that she has nothing to say about what happens to Xander. He tells her to leave and threatens to call security. He reaches for the phone but Gwen stops him and asks him to let her explain. Gwen tells him that Xander is being railroaded as he was never dealing drugs. Judge Smails responds that Xander’s lawyer will have the opportunity to prove that in court. Gwen goes over how Xander’s case was dismissed and then reinstated and they can’t figure out how that happened, but it seems to be that Judge Smails is the only one who could change that back.

Chloe tells Brady that this isn’t funny and questions what he’s doing. Philip asks if he’s trying to drive him crazy and offers him coffee. Brady accepts. Chloe tells him this isn’t cool. Brady asks if he was interrupting something and offers to go eat in the kitchen. Philip brings up Brady saying he was here to see the most beautiful woman in the world. Brady confirms that he is as Maggie returns and enters the room. Brady hugs her and welcomes her home while Philip and Chloe realize that Brady was talking about Maggie.

Gabi questions what Ava is doing when they aren’t even dressed. Jake adds that she came in uninvited. Ava claims she just wanted them to get the muffins while they are still warm. Gabi questions if she poisoned them. Ava says no and then exits the room while Gabi calls her a bitch. After leaving the room, Ava remarks to herself that the muffins might be Jake’s last home cooked meal. Gabi wonders if Ava put a nanny camera in their room. Jake thinks she’s being paranoid. Gabi complains about Ava walking in when they were about to make love. Jake jokes that it’s something Gabi would do. Gabi won’t let Jake eat the muffins, worrying that poison is possible. Gabi can’t believe Rafe sunk this low. Jake suggests finding another place to live but Gabi refuses to let Ava win. Jake asks if it’s really winning if they are miserable 24/7. Gabi says she won’t let Ava get away with this. Gabi insists that Ava is up to something but the question is what.

Chloe tells Maggie that everyone has missed her. Maggie says she missed them all so much and asks if Victor has been difficult. Chloe says not really. Brady jokes that Maggie’s the only one who can keep Victor in his cage. Philip gets a text from Ava that she has the information he needs and to meet her at the park. Philip says he has to run. Chloe asks if everything is okay. Philip says it’s just work. Philip hugs Maggie and says it’s good to see her. Philip tells Maggie that they will have a proper celebration when he gets home. Philip says goodbye and exits the mansion. Maggie asks if Brady and Philip are getting along. Brady claims they are but Maggie says she didn’t think so.

Judge Smails goes over how EJ was representing Xander. Gwen explains that EJ dropped Xander as a client because he couldn’t squeeze more money out of him and now Xander is in jail when he hasn’t done anything wrong. Judge Smails refuses to change his recommendation and says the court will appoint Xander an attorney. Gwen complains that EJ left Xander high and dry. Judge Smails claims there is nothing he can do. Gwen questions how he was able to dismiss the case before and then EJ got it reinstated. Gwen starts to cry and apologizes. Gwen brings up how he dismissed the case before and asks if he can’t do it again. Gwen cries that it’s so frustrating as she would do anything to help Xander and she means anything as she begins to unbutton her top.

Justin tells Xander that even if Judge Smails is corrupt, he’s not easily duped so he will be wary when Gwen suddenly offers herself to him. Justin feels he will have her arrested before she’s out of the office. Xander says that Gwen would get the tape back to him instead of presenting it herself. Justin questions what he plans to do. Xander reveals that he wants Justin to present the judge with the tape. Justin refuses to have any part in this. Xander responds that he might not have a choice because it might look like Justin has already taken part in this from the outside. Xander brings up how Justin came to the police station yesterday and talked to he and Gwen for quite awhile and now he showed up this morning at the same time Gwen went to the judge’s office. Xander says from the outside, it looks like Justin is part of this. Justin questions if he is threatening him. Xander says he wants to persuade him and adds that he could get the charges against Bonnie dropped. Justin calls Xander a true Kiriakis. Xander swears that he’s not trying to screw him over but that this could work out for the both of them. Justin argues that Xander doesn’t give a damn about him. Xander argues that Justin cares about Bonnie, who just got denied bail again. Xander brings up how Justin would have to testify to what Bonnie did to Adrienne. Xander tells Justin that his plan has a better chance of helping Bonnie than anything else.

Maggie apologizes for worrying everybody but says when Summer died as suddenly as she did, it was also a relief that she wasn’t in any more pain. Maggie talks about scattering Summer’s ashes in the ocean in LA and she knew that Summer was finally free at peace. Brady is glad she was with her in the end. Maggie is happy to be home. Brady talks about how it’s not the same without her as she has a soothing effect. Brady mentions Victor’s party to celebrate Bonnie’s arrest. Maggie guesses Justin must not have appreciated that. Maggie then says at least there was happy news as Victor told her that Brady and Chloe were back together.

Philip meets Ava in the park. Ava comments that he took his time. Ava informs him that she talked to Angelo, who gave her some very interesting and damning information. Ava declares that if Gabi cares about Jake like she says, she will fold like a house of cards, because if this gets in the wrong hands, Jake will go to prison for a very long time. Ava then hands Philip a folder.

Gabi looks through Gabi Chic sales on her phone. Jake takes a bite of Ava’s muffin which Gabi questions. Jake then pretends like he can’t breathe and calls Gabi naive. Gabi throws the muffin away as they joke with each other and then get under the covers in bed.

Kayla returns to Tripp and Steve. Tripp informs her that Steve does not want to get a flu shot which Kayla questions. Steve explains that he’s never had a flu shot and he’s healthy which Kayla calls a lame reason. Kayla can’t believe she missed Steve not getting the shot and insists it’s important. Kayla tells Steve that there’s no risk and she demands he get the shot and stop acting like he’s invincible. Steve then gives in and agrees to get the flu shot and be the face of their campaign. Steve leaves the room and gets his flu shot. Steve returns and admits he didn’t feel a thing and that he’s grateful for them encouraging him to do it, because now he feels invincible. Tripp is grateful that Steve came around because he is the perfect face for this program. Tripp adds that the target demographic is 65 and older. Kayla agrees that Steve is the perfect face for the campaign.

Philip agrees that this is damning. Ava tells him that according to Angelo, it’s true that Jake did all of this. Philip asks if Ava is sure she wants to do this since Gabi will know where it came from and she will tell Rafe. Ava argues that Gabi won’t be able to prove anything but deep inside, she will know it was her.

Gabi and Jake lay in bed together after having sex. Gabi talks about needing to find something to make sure Philip stays jealous about Brady. Jake jokes about that being her topic after sex. They get interrupted by Gabi getting a text from Philip, wanting to see her. Gabi guesses he just saw the numbers from Gabi Chic and wants to up her budget. Gabi tells Jake that despite Ava, it turned out to be a very good morning. Gabi kisses Jake and then gets out of bed.

Xander reminds Justin that he’s a Kiriakis too. Justin says he could never forget it. Xander knows he wants to be all legal and everything, but argues that the law doesn’t matter to Judge Smails or the district attorney. Xander asks if Justin really wants to risk Bonnie spending her life in prison. Xander tells him to imagine the look on Victor’s face when he tells him that Bonnie is going to go free.

Judge Smails questions what Gwen is suggesting. Gwen tells him that if Xander’s case gets dismissed again, she would be happy to show him how grateful she is. He calls her a very beautiful woman. Gwen tells him that she’s very attracted to powerful men and says she may not have EJ DiMera’s money, but she has other assets. Gwen asks if he would like to come see her sometime. Judge Smails admits that he thinks he would. Gwen says she needs to be clear because they could have a really good time together, but she’ll only sleep with him if he promises to let Xander go. He agrees to her terms so Gwen whispers that she’s really looking forward to holding up her end of the bargain.

Xander continues to encourage Justin against Judge Smails. Justin remains unsure if Gwen can pull this off. Gwen then enters the interrogation room and says Justin doesn’t have much faith. Xander asks what happened. Gwen gives Xander the recording and says it went exactly as she said, he agreed to meet her a motel and thinks maybe he’s done this before. Xander declares now they have what they need to get him, if Justin will help them.

Brady questions Victor telling Maggie that he and Chloe were back together. Brady tells her that he was premature when he wants something. Maggie points out that Victor hates Chloe, so she asks why he would want that. Chloe explains it’s to get her away from Philip. Maggie thinks that doesn’t mean he wants her with Brady. Chloe thinks Victor just wants her to disappear. Brady says that’s not going to happen but Victor thinks he hit the bottom with Kristen. Chloe guesses Victor thought she was the lesser of two evils. Maggie questions missing Victor.

Ava runs in to Jake in the town square. Ava notes Jake eating a muffin that is not hers. Jake informs her that he didn’t eat her muffins and got one from Sweet Bits Bakery. Ava questions what was wrong with her muffin. Jake tells her that Gabi doesn’t trust her.

Gabi meets Philip in the park and questions meeting here instead of the office. Philip thought it would be best to do this in private in case there is a scene. Gabi asks why there would be a scene after the numbers for Gabi Chic. Philip then reveals that he is firing her.

Gwen complains to Xander about having to touch Judge Smails. Xander hates that she had to go through with that and acknowledges that she did it for him. Gwen points out that she didn’t have to follow through. Xander talks about Justin scaring him by talking about how the plan could blow up in their faces. Gwen brings up how much Xander has done for her and says they could walk out the door together, thanks to Justin.

Justin goes to Judge Smails’ office and says he’s here about Bonnie Lockhart’s case. Judge Smails says they can talk about it later but Justin says they need to talk about it now. Justin suggests he dismiss Bonnie’s case as well as the case against Xander. Judge Smails questions why he would do that. Justin warns that if he doesn’t, he will be playing this recording. Justin then plays the recording of Judge Smails and Gwen, where he promised to let Xander go if Gwen slept with him.

Maggie jokes that she can’t turn her back on Victor for a minute. Maggie then heads upstairs to join Victor in his room. Brady doesn’t understand how Maggie puts up with Victor, but he’s glad she does. Chloe talks about Maggie and Victor loving each other. Chloe says Victor isn’t always wrong and she can’t believe he hasn’t given up on trying to push them back together. Brady assures that he will talk to Victor and make it clear that it’s not going to happen.

Ava questions Jake about Gabi not trusting her and thinking she poisoned the muffins under the same roof as the police commissioner. Ava guesses she has a suspicious mind and asks what she could possibly do to Gabi…

Gabi questions why Philip is firing her. Philip blames her for putting the keylogger on his computer. Gabi argues that it was on her computer too. Philip refuses to play these games with her again. Gabi responds that she’ll be taking Gabi Chic with her. Philip then warns her to sign Gabi Chic over to him, because if she doesn’t then he will send Jake to prison for murder.

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Gabi: [Laughs] Thought you were gonna let me sleep in this morning.

Jake: I said we could go to the office late. I didn’t say anything about sleeping.

Gabi: Mm, so it’s a question of semantics, huh? Seems kind of underhanded to me.

Jake: Yeah, I guess so. So you want to go back to sleep?

Gabi: Well, no. Seeing I’m awake already.

Jake: I’m wide awake.

[Playful knock at door]

Ava: Room service!

Gabi: The hell?

Jake: Just a minute. Oh, okay!

Ava: Oh, good morning…

Jake: Oh, okay.

Ava: You two. Now, is there a better way to start the day than with a fresh-from-the-oven muffin?

Philip: Good morning.

Chloe: Hey. It is a good morning.

Philip: Thought you said you were going to the office early.

Chloe: I changed my mind. I decided to have a nice, leisurely breakfast by myself and enjoy my roses.

Philip: Ah. Looks like the nursery steered me straight. They seem to be holding up pretty well.

Chloe: Yeah, they’re really beautiful.

Philip: Let’s hope they were right about our tree too. They said it would grow fast.

Chloe: Yeah, I think it will. Before you know it, we’ll be having a picnic in its shade.

Philip: The first of many.

Brady: Morning. Anybody want a muffin?

[Tense music]

 

Xander: Thanks for coming in so early.

Justin: You said it was urgent.

Xander: Well, it is. It kind of is. Yeah. You remember what gwen and i talked to you about yesterday?

Justin: Vividly.

Xander: So you remember that we were thinking about maybe getting something on the judge, you know, to prove that he’s corrupt, so he’ll drop my case.

Justin: I do remember. I do remember.

Xander: Fantastic. Well, after you–

Justin: I didn’t agree to go along with it. Let me tell you what your lawyer would tell you, if you had one. What you’re talking about is blackmail, okay? It could blow up in your face. And gwen’S. And you could end up in even bigger trouble than you’re already in.

Xander: It could help you out with bonnie’s case.

Justin: Don’t push it, cook. I’m an officer of the court, okay? I have an ethical duty to tell judges the truth.

Xander: Isn’t what we told you privileged?

Justin: No. Because I am not your attorney. But let me give you some free advice. Don’t even think about going ahead with this little plan, because it’s not only illegal, it’s stupid.

Xander: Problem is, gwen’s already on her way to see him.

Smails: Marjorie, I told you I didn’t want to be disturbed.

Gwen: Judge smails.

Smails: Who the hell are you?

Gwen: Gwen rizczech. I know I shouldn’t have barged in like this, but there was nobody out there.

Smails: Well then, wait till there is, and make an appointment.

Gwen: Yes, I would have. You see, I’m here on a very private matter.

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[Soft orchestration]

 

Smails: What private matter?

Gwen: Well, I’m a friend of xander cook.

Smails: Then get out.

Gwen: No, judge smails, please.

Smails: Young lady, I am not about to have an ex parte conversation with the friend of someone who’s appearing in my court. If you want to communicate with him, you’ll have to go through his lawyer.

Gwen: I understand. But it’s just that, well, xander’s not just a friend. He’s actually probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And if you do not hear me out, he might go to prison for something that he has not done. Judge, I just cannot allow that to happen.

Chloe: Brady, what are you doing here?

Brady: Oh, you texted me and said you were gonna be late to work.

Chloe: You said it was okay.

Brady: Mmm. Oh my god. Yeah, no, it is okay, but I realized I didn’t have anything pressing going on this morning either.

Philip: So you decided to come here with muffins.

Brady: No, I didn’t bring these. I found these on the kitchen table. And these are fabulous, by the way. But that’s not why I came. I came to see the most beautiful woman that I know.

Tripp: So doug is now in bayview?

Kayla: Oh, tripp, it is so sad. Marlena has determined that he is a danger to himself and to others.

Tripp: I feel so sorry for his wife and his entire family. He’s such a good guy.

Kayla: Well, hopefully he’ll be able to go home soon. On a completely different note, about our new hospital initiative here.

Tripp: Mm-hmm.

Kayla: Thank you for taking the lead on that.

Tripp: Yes.

Kayla: Have you had any luck finding a patient that will volunteer to be the face of the campaign?

Tripp: As a matter of fact, I have.

Steve: And that would be me. It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Kayla: So your father is your volunteer?

Steve: If you’re referring to the new program here at salem university hospital that you need some handsome devil to be the face of, yes, I’m the volunteer.

Tripp: Dad pretty much pounced on it.

Kayla: Okay.

Steve: I mean, look at this mug. Can’t do any better than this, right?

Kayla: Well, there is a patient in 608 who bears a striking resemblance to george clooney.

Steve: You with the george clooney again. Okay, well there might be a whole lot more handsome mugs out there than I am, but none as highly motivated as I am to make this hospital proud. Because my wife is the chief of staff here, and my son is on his way to becoming an esteemed physician.

Kayla: Okay, mr. Highly motivated. Do you know what you’re volunteering for and what your responsibilities will be?

Steve: No.

Tripp: No, we didn’t get that far, actually.

[Cell phone rings]

Kayla: Oh, ah-pa-pa-pa-pa. Excuse me. Ah, I gotta take this. Be right back.

Steve: So what exactly will I be the face of, son?

Tripp: Well, you know, it’s flu season, and we’re trying to raise awareness for pneumococcal pneumonia and the need to get inoculated.

Steve: Oh, so you want me to get a flu shot?

Tripp: Basically, yeah.

Steve: Sorry, son. It’s not gonna happen.

Justin: Wow. What a great plan. That is genius!

Xander: You don’t have to be sarcastic.

Justin: No. No. Did you or did you not tell me that gwen was planning on sleeping with judge smails? A little bit of tit-for-tat?

Xander: Hey, watch it.

Justin: I just told you that trying to get some dirt on the judge was stupid. Deciding to be the dirt on him is–you know, hearing this, I could have been derisive, disgusted, even angry at your total contempt for the legal system. You should be happy I settled on sarcastic.

Xander: You’re actually kind of a prig, aren’t you, justin?

Justin: You’re sending your girlfriend off to sleep with another man in order to save your butt? I don’t care if you think I’m a prig.

Xander: Well, you don’t listen either, do you? She’s not actually gonna sleep with him! Just offer to. She’s gonna tape the whole thing, and once the judge knows that we have proof that he accepts favors for dismissing favors, he’ll have no choice but to dismiss mine. It’s genius.

Smails: I’m afraid you have nothing to say about what happens to mr. Cook.

Gwen: No, please.

Smails: The depth of your feelings for him is irrelevant.

Gwen: But please, if you–

Smails: Now, I have told you to leave. You really don’t want to force me to call security.

Gwen: But there are extenuating circumstances.

Smails: Oh, lord.

Gwen: Please. Please. Sorry. I’m sorry. Just let me explain. You see, xander has been railroaded. He was never dealing drugs.

Smails: His lawyer will have ample opportunity to prove that in court.

Gwen: Yes, but you see, sir, that is the problem. He did hire a lawyer, ej dimera, and he got the case dismissed, but it was somehow reinstated. And neither one of us can understand how that happened. But now, it seems to me that you–you are the only one who can change that back.

[Dramatic music]

 

Philip: Oh, brother.

Chloe: Brady, this isn’t funny.

Brady: She walks in beauty, like the night. And she says “something something starry skies.” So good.

Chloe: Brady, what are you doing?

Brady: I’m eating a muffin.

Philip: Eating a muffin and trying to drive me crazy. You want a coffee, brady?

Brady: I wouldn’t say no to that. Thanks.

Chloe: This isn’t cool, okay?

Brady: Am I interrupting something? I can go wait in the kitchen.

Philip: The kitchen? Thought you were to see the most beautiful woman in the world.

Brady: Yeah, I am. I’m a sucker for redheads.

Philip: Redheads?

Maggie: Oh, brady, you’re here too.

Brady: I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Welcome home, maggie.

Maggie: Ah!

Brady: So good to see you.

Gabi: What-what the hell are you doing here? We’re not even dressed.

Ava: Yes, I see.

Jake: Because you came in uninvited.

Ava: I just wanted to make sure you got the muffins while they were still warm. Buon appetito.

Gabi: Did you poison them?

Ava: No. But they aren’t gluten-free, if that’s an issue for you. So mangia, mangia. Si fa bene. Oh, gabi, you look so cute with bedhead.

Gabi: That bitch.

Ava: Enjoy the muffins, jake. Might be your last homecooked meal.

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Gabi: The nerve of her. Just barging in here. Do you think that she put a nanny cam in here? She put a nanny camera in here! Ava, we are on to you! You can take your nanny camera and shove it where the sun don’t shine!

Jake: You’re being a little paranoid, don’t you think?

Gabi: Really?

Jake: Yeah.

Gabi: She walked in at the exact moment we were about to make love. It’s like she knows, or she can see what we’re doing in here. Who would do something like that?

Jake: Who?

Gabi: Uh-huh .

Jake: You. You would do something like that.

Gabi: Oh, don’t eat that!

Jake: What, you really think she poisoned the muffins?

Gabi: Are you kidding me? Oh, that is nothing compared to what she’s done. Poisoned muffins is like a practical joke to her. I mean, I can’t believe rafe has sunk this low.

Jake: Okay, I’m just gonna run something by you real fast. How about we find another place to live?

Gabi: No. No, no. This is my family’s house. I’m not gonna let her win.

Jake: Is it really winning if you’re miserable 24/7? Because you have been miserable 24/7 since the moment we moved in here.

Gabi: I can outwait her, okay? I’m not gonna let her get away with this.

Jake: Let her get away with what?

Gabi: I don’t know! I don’t know what–she’s up to something. The question is what.

Chloe: Well, everyone’s really missed you.

Maggie: I missed all of you. So much. Oh, and victor, of course. Oh, dear. Has he been difficult?

Chloe: Not really.

Maggie: Oh, that bad, huh? Oh, I’m gonna have to see what I can do about getting him back in his… cage?

Brady: You’re the only one that can, maggie. You should have heard his voice, though, when I– when I called him and told him you were coming back. He had that grumpy lion voice of his, which we all know means he’s feeling something inside, so…

[Cell phone beeps]

Philip: Ah. I’m sorry, maggie. I have to run.

Chloe: Is everything okay?

Philip: It’s just a work thing. So good to see you.

Maggie: Thanks, philip.

Philip: When I get home tonight, we’ll have a proper celebration.

Maggie: Well, it’s wonderful to be back.

Philip: Chloe? I’ll see you later. Brady, good to see you.

Maggie: So are you and philip getting along?

Brady: Oh, yeah. Yeah, absolutely.

Maggie: Yeah. I didn’t think so.

Smails: So in the first motion to dismiss, ej dimera was mr. Cook’s representation.

Gwen: That’s right.

Smails: Then I don’t see the problem. Mr. Cook already has a capable defense attorney for the case.

Gwen: Yes, but not anymore. The creep dropped xander as a client. I supposed he felt like he couldn’t squeeze any more money out of the poor guy, and now he’s in jail. Xander, that is. And he hasn’t done anything wrong.

Smails: The fact that mr. Dimera dropped him as a client is not a reason for me to change my recommendation.

Gwen: Yes, but you changed it for–

Smails: And if mr. Cook doesn’t have an attorney, the court will appoint one.

Gwen: But it doesn’t seem fair. He trusted dimera, and now he’s left him high and dry.

Smails: I’m sorry. But as the presiding judge, there’s nothing I can do.

Gwen: Really? But you were able to dismiss the case before. And then dimera was able to just go in there and get it reversed. How could he do that? I mean, you ruled that there was no case, and now xander is going back to trial in your courtroom!

[Tense music]

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I know I don’t know the law like you do. Just that, well, you said that there wasn’t enough evidence, and you dismissed the case before, so why isn’t there just a way that you could dismiss the case again?

Smails: Ms. Rizczech…

Gwen: I’m so sorry. I know–now I’m getting emotional. I just–it’s so frustrating. You see, I would do anything to help xander. I mean anything.

Justin: It’s genius? Ha! Look, even if judge smails is corrupt…

Xander: You know he is, though.

Justin: He didn’t get where he is by being easily duped. You don’t think he’s gonna be wary when your girlfriend shows up out of the blue and suddenly offers herself to him? He’ll have her arrested before she even gets out of the office.

Xander: I know that! That’s-that’s why I told her not to confront him with the evidence herself. I told her to bring the tape back to me.

Justin: Whoa, what am I missing? What are you gonna do with the tape? Invite the judge to your cell for a little chat?

Xander: No. I’m not going to confront the judge with the tape. You are. Shingles? Oh… you mean bill.

Justin: Have you heard a word I said? I am not going to have any part in this.

Xander: You might not have a choice.

Justin: And just what is that supposed to mean?

Xander: I just think that, to an outside observer, or a cop, it might look like you have already taken part in it. Think about it. You came to visit the police station yesterday, and you talked to gwen and me all alone in this room for quite a while. And then this morning, you show up here first thing, at the exact time gwen showed up at the judge’s office. From the outside, it really does look like you are part of this. And what would happen if gwen and I said that it was all actually your idea–in fact, you came to us?

Justin: Are you threatening me?

Xander: I really don’t want to. I want to persuade you. And everything that I said yesterday, that still holds true today. You can use the tape to get the charges against bonnie dropped too. And as you said, as an officer of the court, smails will know, if you have the tape, it won’t be so easy to make it disappear.

Justin: Huh. Wow. You are a true kiriakis.

Xander: I’m not trying to screw you over, justin. I swear I’m not. But this could work out for both of us.

Justin: You don’t give a damn about me.

Xander: But you give a damn about bonnie. And the last I heard, she just got denied bail again. Now she’s got to sit all alone in that cell, waiting for a trial where she’s charged with two murders, defended by the man she was about to marry, until he found a dead body in his bed.

Justin: Shut up!

Xander: Can I just ask you just a quick legal question, justin, if I may? Don’t you think the da is going to want to call you to the stand to testify not just about that dead body, but about what bonnie did to your first wife. I mean, aren’t prior bad acts also admissible?

Justin: I said shut up.

Xander: Gwen and I came up with a stupid plan, a crap plan. But it still has a hell of a lot better chance of helping bonnie than anything else you’ve got.

Maggie: I’m sorry you were worried about me. But you know, when summer died, as awful as it was, it was also a relief that she wasn’t in any more pain. When I went to la and I scattered her ashes over the ocean, it was this sense, I don’t know, of calm that washed over me, ’cause I knew she was finally– she was finally at peace.

Brady: I’m really glad you were with her at the end.

Maggie: Yeah. Me too. But I’m very happy– I’m very happy to be home.

Brady: This place is not the same without you. You have a soothing effect, maggie, especially on you-know-who.

Maggie: From time to time.

Brady: I don’t know if he told you, but he had a party to celebrate bonnie’s arrest.

Maggie: Gee, justin must have really appreciated that. And no, he–victor, he didn’t share that with me.

Chloe: I wonder why?

Maggie: Well, at least there was some good news, happy news, on the home front.

Brady: Really? I’d love to hear it.

Maggie: Oh, come on, brady. Don’t me coy with me. Victor told me the two of you were back together.

Ava: Well, you took your own sweet time getting here.

Philip: Family business. So you got the goods on jake?

Ava: Yeah. I spoke with angelo. He gave me some very interesting information.

Philip: Interesting?

Ava: Damning.

Philip: Enough to take gabi down?

Ava: If she cares about jake as much as she says she does, she’s gonna fold like a house of cards. Because if this gets into the right hands, jake will go to prison for a long, long time.

[Desolate music]

 

Gabi: The fall line is falling off the shelves. If these projections hold, I mean, sales are gonna exceed all of our targets.

Jake: Great.

Gabi: Did you just-did you just take a bite out of that muffin?

Jake: You want one?

Gabi: That–that’s a bite mark. Does that–that looks like a bite mark to me.

Jake: Okay, it was one bite. All right? I mean, you actually think that ava would–

Gabi: What?

Jake: Would actually–

Gabi: Jake, stop it. No, jake. No! No! Are you serious? No! Stop! Oh my god! Baby… it was an act?

Jake: Who is naive now? Yes, it was an act!

Gabi: Stop!

Jake: And it was a damn good one, if I don’t say so myself. Now give me my muffin back.

Gabi: Oh, you want this muffin?

Jake: Yes! I do! I’m hungry!

Gabi: There you go.

Jake: What the hell?

Gabi: I’m gonna take your mind off of that muffin.

Jake: Are you now? Okay.

Tripp: I don’t get it, dad. I mean, what’s the downside?

Kayla: Okay, guys. What’s going on?

Tripp: Dad doesn’t want to get a flu shot.

Kayla: What? Why not?

Steve: Because I’ve never had one. And I rarely get the flu. And I’m healthy as a horse.

Kayla: Well, that is the lamest reason I have ever heard in my entire life. And I can’t believe that I missed you not having that shot. It’s important. And you, you, mr. Healthy as a horse, could be sick as a dog with the flu if you were exposed. And, you know what? There’s no risk to it. And, being a medical professional, I am going to insist that you get that damn shot and stop acting like you’re so invincible. You hear me?

Steve: Well, I guess she told me.

Tripp: Kind of.

Steve: All right. I’ll be the face of your campaign, and I’ll get the flu shot.

Kayla: Damn right, you will. We’re for those who love to discover.

Kayla: So I think, if you take this over there–oh. Ah! There he is. Were you a brave boy?

Steve: Yeah. I was brave.

Kayla: Uh-huh.

Steve: Partly because I didn’t feel a thing.

Kayla: Mm-hmm.

Steve: And because, actually, I’m grateful to my wife and son for encouraging me to do it. Because now, I really do feel invincible.

Tripp: Well, I’m grateful for you, for actually coming around, dad, because you really are the perfect face for this program.

Steve: Because I’m so handsome, right?

Tripp: Yes, yes, that, and, you know, although everyone should get the flu shot, the target demographic is 65 and over.

Steve: Oh. Now I get it.

Kayla: And I think tripp’s right. You are the perfect face for the campaign.

[Laughter]

Philip: Wow, this is damning. If it’s true.

Ava: Well, according to angelo, it is.

Philip: Jake did all this?

Ava: I can even produce an eyewitness.

Philip: Are you sure you want to do that? If a mob informant steps up, gabi would have a pretty good idea where this came from. My guess is she’d be more than happy to tell rafe about it.

Ava: She won’t be able to prove anything. Especially if you say it came from someone you met during our ill-fated association. But deep inside, she’ll know it was me. She’ll know that I’m the one who blew up her life.

Gabi: You know, now that the keylogger’s kaput, we’re gonna need to find something to make sure that philip stays jealous of brady.

Jake: Wow. Talk about hot pillow talk. I just gave you my best stuff, and here you are talking about two other dudes. Really?

Gabi: Oh, come on, don’t look at it like that. The power of your love empowers me.

Jake: Oh. Uh-huh. Nice save, gab.

Gabi: I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings. How about I show you some of my best stuff? Speak of the devil, philip wants to see me.

Jake: Anything wrong?

Gabi: No, I don’t think so. He probably just saw the numbers for gabi chic and wants to up my budget.

Jake: Mm.

Gabi: You know, despite ava, this has turned out to be a very, very good morning.

[Gentle music]

 

Xander: Justin, maybe it’s time that you remember that you’re a kiriakis too.

[Soft dramatic music]

 

Justin: I can never forget it.

Xander: Look, I know you want to be all legal and everything, but the law doesn’t matter to smails. It doesn’t matter to this da, either. They’re the ones in charge. Smails is a corrupt judge who will sell himself to the highest bidder. The da is a power-mad bitch who will do anything for a headline. And bonnie is a headline superspreader. Two murders, justin! With her record, how many years is she gonna get?

Justin: It was self-defense. Both times, it was self-defense.

Xander: And bonnie shouldn’t be punished for protecting herself. But we both know justin the lawyer can’t help her now. But justin the kiriakis can. Think about it this way. Neither smails nor trask would think twice about doing something like this. Is your high-mindedness really worth bonnie spending the rest of her life in statesville? Can I say one more thing?

Justin: Can I stop you?

Xander: Just imagine the look on victor’s face when you tell him that bonnie’s going to go free.

 

Smails: What are you suggesting?

Gwen: That, if the case against xander gets dismissed again, I would be very happy to show you how grateful I am.

Smails: You’re a very beautiful woman.

Gwen: Would you like to know a secret about me? I am very, very attracted to powerful men. I just get– I get so excited in their presence.

Smails: Really?

Gwen: Well, you know, you could find out for yourself. I may not have ej dimera’s money, but… I do have other assets.

Smails: I’ve noticed.

Gwen: Mm-hmm. So would you like to come and see me sometime?

Smails: You know, I think I would.

Gwen: Just one more thing, judge. [Gasps] I really like calling you judge.

Smails: Be my guest.

Gwen: I am very sorry to do this, but you–you understand my situation, and I need to be clear, because I know that you and i can have a really good time together. Hmm? I will sleep with you if you promise to let xander go. I believe that they call that a quid pro quo? Agreed?

Smails: Agreed.

Gwen: I’m really looking forward to holding up my end of the bargain.

Justin: Get thee behind me, satan.

Xander: Oh, come on. Smails is a piece of dirt who has it coming. He’s everything you hate. Victor’s a pillar of virtue compared to him.

Justin: This could all be hypothetical, because I’m still not sure that gwen is going to be able to pull this off.

Gwen: You really don’t have much faith in me, do you?

Xander: What happened?

Gwen: Exactly what I said would happen.

Xander: Yes!

Gwen: We’re meeting this eve. Surprisingly, he was even able to name a motel that he found to be discreet. I think maybe he’s done this before.

Xander: Now we have what we need to get him. That is, if justin will help us.

Brady: What–what exactly did victor tell you?

Maggie: That the two of you were back together.

Brady: He was–he was… premature. You know granddad. When he wants something to happen, in his mind, it happened.

Maggie: Yeah, but victor hates chloe. Chloe, I’m sorry.

Chloe: Hey, it’s the truth.

Maggie: But why would he want the two of you back together?

Chloe: To get me away from philip.

Maggie: But that doesn’t mean he wants you with brady.

Chloe: I think he just wants me to disappear.

Brady: And since that’s not going to happen, I think victor’s decided that I hit the bottom of the barrel with kristen.

Chloe: Yeah, and as he so sweetly put it, I was the lesser of two evils.

Maggie: To think I miss that man.

Ava: Oh, well, isn’t this déj vu? Think I just saw you with a muffin.

Jake: Yeah. You did.

Ava: But mine was pumpkin. That looks like blueberry?

Jake: You’re observant. From sweet bits. I didn’t eat any of yours.

Ava: You don’t like pumpkin?

Jake: It’s not exactly my favorite, but that’s not why I didn’t eat it.

Ava: Why? What was wrong with it?

Jake: You made it. Gabi doesn’t trust you.

[Dramatic music]

 

Gabi: You wanted to talk to me?

Philip: I did.

Gabi: Well, why here? Why not at the office?

Philip: I thought it’d be best to do this in private, in case there was some kind of scene.

Gabi: Did you not see my numbers this morning? Why would there be a scene?

Philip: Because I’m firing you. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Gwen: Ugh, what a sleaze that judge was. I need to have a shower now.

Xander: Gwen, I just hate that you had to go through that. Well, you didn’t have to go through it, but you–you did it anyway, for me.

Gwen: Look, I only needed to come on to some creep. I didn’t even have to follow through, did I?

Xander: It’s just, justin had me so scared.

Gwen: What?

Xander: Well, he kept going on about how this plan of ours could blow up in our faces, especially yours. And I was just so glad when you walked through the door.

Gwen: Look how much you’ve done for me. And you and I are gonna walk out that door together, thanks to justin.

Justin: Sorry to barge in. Your assistant wasn’t at her desk.

Smails: Mr. Kiriakis. I don’t believe any of your cases are before me today.

Justin: No, your honor. I’m here about bonnie lockhart’s case.

Smails: I’m afraid I have a full docket. We’ll talk about it later.

Justin: No, actually, we need to talk about it right now. I’d like to strongly suggest that you dismiss her case, as well as the case against xander cook.

Smails: And why would I do that?

Justin: Because if you don’t, I will be playing this recording.

Gwen: I am very sorry to do this, but you–you understand my situation, and I need to be clear, because I know that you and i can have a really good time together. Hmm? I will sleep with you if you promise to let xander go. I believe that they call that a quid pro quo? Agreed?

Smails: Agreed.

[Dramatic music]

Chloe: Maggie?

Maggie: Sorry. Victor, you know, I can’t turn my back on that man for a minute. It’s time to gird the lion in his den. Oh, it’s a good thing–it’s a good thing that man is so cute. All right, I’m coming, victor.

Brady: I’ll never understand in a million years how she puts up with him. But I’m damn glad she does.

Chloe: Well, she loves him, almost as much as he loves her. And I think he thinks that she walks on water. He’s not always wrong. But he’s a tenacious old coot. I can’t believe he hasn’t given up on trying to push us back together.

Brady: Yeah, well, he never gives up. But don’t worry. I’ll have a talk with him and make it clear that that’s not going to happen.

Ava: Gabi doesn’t trust me? Are you telling me she seriously thinks I poisoned those muffins?

Jake: Actually, yeah.

Ava: Under the same roof as her brother, the police commissioner.

Jake: I told her she was overreacting, but she wouldn’t let me touch them.

Ava: Wow. She really does have a suspicious mind. I mean, come on, what could I possibly do to her?

Gabi: I’m fired? Why?

Philip: Because you put that keylogger on my computer.

Gabi: But it found one on mine.

Philip: Don’t you deny it. We’ve been through this dance before, remember? I’m not gonna play these games with you again.

Gabi: Fine. I’m taking gabi chic with me.

Philip: Actually, you’re gonna sign that company over to me.

Gabi: And why in the name of god would I do that?

Philip: Because if you don’t, I’m gonna send jake to prison for murder.

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Lani: Eli, I’m home.

Eli: Shh. Oh, my god, please. I just put them down to sleep.

Lani: Oh, sorry. Here, I was just screaming your name.

Eli: It’s okay. You didn’t wake them.

Lani: Okay.

Eli: Ohh.

Lani: Good. Sorry I was gone so long. I really wanted to help you put them down, but my dad called and said he needed more time.

Eli: Is he still planning on popping the question?

Lani: That is the plan. Just hope it all goes smoothly.

Abe: And for dessert, the pice de résistance, mwah, homemade key lime pie.

Paulina: Key lime pie? Did you say key lime pie?

Abe: I did.

Paulina: Who told you it was my favorite?

Abe: It’s not?

Paulina: I hate key lime pie.

Abe: Well, chanel specifically said that your favorite pie was key lime pie.

Chanel: Since when do you not love key lime pie?

Paulina: Since the day I was born. I’m sorry abe, chanel got it dead wrong.

Chad: Hmm. What? You think you’re gonna finance your film by playing for pocket change in the square?

Johnny: Actually, I was trying to impress a girl.

Chad: Aww, did it work?

Johnny: Made her smile.

Abigail: Sounds like a win.

Johnny: So, is this how you and the wife spent an evening at home?

Chad: Oh, only when abigail can’t tear herself away from what she’s reading.

Johnny: Ohh, which is the script I see. Does this mean you’ve agreed to play marlena?

Rafe: Oh, business must be good as you’re out celebrating.

Ej: Business? This is pure pleasure.

Rafe: Wait a minute, you two are on a date?

Ej: As a matter of fact, we are.

[Nicole chuckles]

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

 

Eli: So you still cool with your dad and aunt paulina being a married couple?

Lani: I think they’re great for each other. Although yes, it will be a little weird that aunt paulina is gonna be my aunt and my stepmom.

Eli: Yeah, well what if she wants you to start calling her mama?

[Lani chuckles]

Chanel: Mama, I have seen you put away a whole key lime pie after a bad day.

Paulina: If I was to eat a whole pie by myself, which has never happened, it would be a florida lime pie. There’s a world of difference.

Chanel: Like what?

Paulina: Well, like for starters, florida lime pie doesn’t have that nasty graham cracker crust. I hate graham crackers, they’re for kids. And I’m all grown up.

Abe: Well, there is pecan pie.

Paulina: Pecan pie. Oh, I’m sorry, abe, I hate that too. Oh, now tammy, if she was here, she’d be all over it. And I keep telling her, “tammy, now that pie, that’s a heart attack waiting to happen.” Oh, I feel so bad that you worked so hard making me pies I don’t like. Oh, but don’t worry about a thing, I’ll just skip dessert. But, ooh, if you two will excuse me, these heels are killing me.

[Grunts]

Chanel: Oops.

Rafe: Is he for real? You two are actually on a date?

Ej: Why is that so difficult to understand? We used to be married, twice in fact.

Rafe: That’s exactly my point. Yeah, I thought you had figured this guy out.

Ej: You know what they say, old man, third time’s a charm.

Nicole: Hold your horses there, old man.

[Ej chuckles]

[Sighs] This is just a date, marriage is not on the table. It’s been a long time, a lot has happened. We’re just catching up.

Rafe: Good to know.

Ej: Hm, may I assume this is now settled?

Rafe: Do you know, I would love to invite you to join us, but you might actually say yes. So if you’ll excuse us.

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Ava: Enjoy your dinner.

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Chanel: I am so sorry, abe. I didn’t know there was any such thing as florida lime pie.

Abe: Well, don’t worry about it. I mean, your mother’s right, we just won’t serve dessert.

Chanel: You’re–[Quietly] You’re proposing tonight, everything has to be perfect.

Abe: Yeah, we’re still gonna have a delicious meal.

Chanel: No, no. You know what? This one is on me. I am getting you a florida lime pie.

Abe: No, no, we just don’t have–

Chanel: Not another word.

[Abe pats leg]

Lani: How come you got all quiet all of a sudden?

Eli: I was thinking about my grandma. I talked to her while you were out.

Lani: How’s julie doing?

Eli: Doug hit her with something, she was out cold.

Lani: Oh, my god. Babe, that’s horrible. Is she okay?

Eli: Yeah, but it’s clear that she can’t be around doug alone anymore.

Lani: So what is she gonna do?

Eli: Marlena admitted him into bayview sanitarium for his own good.

Lani: Oh, my god. I felt terrible for them both.

Eli: Yeah, me too.

Lani: I’m so sorry that I wasn’t here when you heard all of this.

Eli: It’s okay, you’re here now. So how was shopping with paulina?

Lani: Well, it gave us a chance to talk. We talked about the whole paris trip that didn’t happen.

Eli: Did she explain why she ghosted you like that?

Lani: Well, there was no business trip and it was all my mother.

Eli: Wait, what?

Lani: Mm-hmm. She talked aunt paulina out of taking me to paris, said she didn’t want her spoiling me.

Eli: She let you think that aunt paulina dumped you and she didn’t tell you that she was the one that canceled the whole thing?

Lani: Nope. And neither did paulina. I guess she didn’t want me to turn against my mom.

Eli: Yeah, I guess. Sounds like there’s more to the story than what paulina is telling you though.

Johnny: So you gonna do it? She gonna do it?

Chad: Um, she’s on the fence. Is that right?

Abigail: I think it sounds like fun, but I–

Johnny: But what?

Chad: Like, she’s just–she’s nervous because she’s never really acted before–sorry, professionally acted before.

Johnny: But I don’t want professionals. I want this to feel like it’s happening in real time with real people.

Abigail: A story about demonic possession.

Johnny: Look, the performances if they’re right, are gonna be what grounds the material, okay? You’ve known grandma marlena your whole life, and you’re really smart. You’d be great as her.

Abigail: I hope so. I mean, I do, I have experience with mental illness more than once so I do know what it feels like to have something you don’t understand take over your mind.

Johnny: See? That’s great.

Chad: But if you–if you wanna do this, for real, I’ll back you 100%.

Abigail: Thank you. I needed to hear that from you.

Johnny: So does that–?

Abigail: I would be honored to play marlena.

Johnny: Ahh, it’s awesome!

Chad: Yeah!

Johnny: Yes. Okay. This movie’s finally starting to come together. Now all I need is one more committed investor. You haven’t given any more thought to it, have you?

Chad: Uh… ej isn’t wild about me now, if I fund your movie he is… he’s gonna hate my guts.

Johnny: Oh, uncle chad, are you really gonna let your big brother tell you what to do?

Ava: Thank you. Mm-hmm.

Nicole: Did you really have to push rafe’s buttons like that?

Ej: He started it.

Nicole: Oh, wow. That is mature.

Ej: Why are we even talking about rafe? Why does he care who I’m seeing? He’s here with ava vitali.

Nicole: Yes, he is.

Rafe: I can’t believe nicole’s actually out on a date with that guy. He’s treated her like trash.

Ava: Well, people do change rafe, I am living proof of that.

Rafe: Yeah. But not ej. Guy was born on third base, he thinks he’s hit a triple. Look at nicole, she’s totally falling for his act.

Ava: You don’t know that, it’s just a date. Like the one we’re supposed to be on.

Rafe: You’re right. I’m sorry.

Ava: Mm-hmm. Thank you. You have always loved vicks vapors.

Eli: So now that our little devils are sleeping like angels, what should we do?

Lani: [Laughs] Well, I can show you what I bought today.

Eli: That’s not what I have in mind.

Lani: Well, maybe this will change your mind.

Eli: I stand corrected.

Lani: Uh-huh.

Eli: Ooh.

Lani: Uh-huh. Wait. You gotta let me put it on.

Eli: Ah, you know what? Let’s just throw this on the floor and pretend that you did.

Lani: Oh, mm-hmm.

[Knocking at door]

Eli: Nah, ignore it.

Lani: They’re not–they’re not gonna give up and they’ll wake the kids up.

Eli: You gotta be kidding me.

Chanel: I miss living here. Can I come in?

Eli: Sure. Why not?

Chanel: Ah, sorry to interrupt. I brought you a pecan pie.

Eli: Oh. Well, pecan pie, thanks. All right, well, hey, thanks for coming over.

Chanel: Uh, no. I’m here because I need to borrow your kitchen.

Lani: What for, chanel?

Chanel: To make a pie.

Eli: I don’t understand.

Chanel: You would if you knew mama better.

Paulina: Oh, it’s so sweet of you to make dinner.

Abe: Well, you know, I could not have done it without input from your mother and chanel. Would you like some wine, may I pour it for you?

Paulina: Yes, you may.

Abe: Thank you. There we go.

Paulina: So where is that daughter of mine?

Abe: You know, I don’t know. She said she had an errand.

Paulina: [Laughs] Probably an errand named giovanni.

Abe: Ooh, is that the boy she’s seeing?

Paulina: His real name’s johnny. He made up the giovanni part.

Abe: Ah. You know, actually, his grandfather used to call him that.

Paulina: How do you know?

Abe: If his last name is dimera then he was my late wife’s nephew, and mine.

Paulina: Ohh, then you know all about him. Well, I only know what I see. He’s a real cutie patootie and he knows it. I only hope he’s good enough for my chanel.

Abe: Well, he was a great little kid, but if he takes after either one of his parents, chanel is going to have her hands full.

Paulina: Oh dear.

Abe: Well, chanel can take care of herself, she gets it from her mother.

[Both chuckling] To you my love.

Paulina: Aww.

Chad: Look, the only reason I work for dimera is because tony insisted. So if I piss off ej and he tries for another power grab then I’m out on my ass.

Johnny: So that’s the only thing keeping you from investing in your favorite nephew?

Chad: I would say it’s a pretty big thing. Who said you’re my favorite nephew?

Johnny: Come on, man, I’m your good luck charm. I was there when you met aunt abigail.

Chad: What?

Abigail: Yes. Yes, he’s right. It was java cafe, I thought you were johnny’s father.

Johnny: See?

Chad: Oh, sure.

Johnny: Yeah, i am responsible for putting you two kids together.

Chad: Uh-huh. Yeah, I remember you said you didn’t like her.

Abigail: Oh, excuse me.

Johnny: Hey, hey. Come on, I was just a dumb little prepubescent kid, how the hell did I know she was gonna be the love of your life and the star of my movie. A movie that’s not gonna happen if you don’t invest.

Chad: So that’s a-that’s emotional blackmail.

Johnny: What is?

Chad: That you’re not gonna put her in your movie if I don’t give you the money.

Johnny: There’s not gonna be a movie to put her in if I don’t have the money for it. And my dad’s pretty much made sure that I don’t have any other family members to hit up.

Chad: Mm-hmm. Okay, so I either piss off ej or I deprive my beautiful wife of doing what she wants to do? Thanks a lot, pal.

[Jazz music playing]

 

Ej: Would you please stop that?

Nicole: Stop what?

Ej: Mooning over rafe.

Nicole: I’m looking at the menu.

Ej: Hmm.

Nicole: I always do that. You know, they say it’s a good brain exercise.

Ej: No one says that.

Nicole: Yeah. Well–whatever.

Ej: I thought the stated purpose of this evening was to help you put rafe out of your mind. But since this isn’t working, why don’t we go back to my place? I’m sure cook will be more than happy to whip up dinner for miss nicole.

Nicole: But the waiter just opened a $300 bottle of wine. You really want it to go to waste?

Ej: No I don’t, and it won’T.

[Tense music]

 

Rafe: What’s this?

Ej: A very lovely and expensive parting gift. You two have a great night.

Ava: Thank you.

Ej: Shall we?

Rafe: [Exhales] Okay. Turns out deb’s constipation with belly pain

Eli: I don’t get why pie is so important.

Chanel: I just thought it would be cool if abe could present the ring on top of the piece of the pie. And also because I just really want this night to be perfect. I feel like I’m the one who screwed it up and I need to fix it. For mama.

Lani: That’s really sweet of you. You know, you and your mom have really come a long way since you two just blew into town.

Chanel: Yeah, I guess we have.

Paulina: These are the best short ribs I’ve ever tasted. The potatoes are to die for.

Abe: Oh, I’m glad it’s to your liking. And I know you have had a long day.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. But I had such a nice time being with lani.

Abe: Hmm, I’m glad.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. But she kept going on and on about this trip that she’s planning for her and eli. It was almost as if she was–

Abe: She’s not really planning a trip.

Paulina: She was stalling, right?

Abe: I called her and i told her that I needed more time to get dinner ready and she was–she was great about it. And I’ll tell you that I am so blessed to have your niece in my life.

Paulina: Well, lani, she is a very special young woman.

Abe: I am so grateful that we have the rest of our lives to catch up on all those years that we lost. You know, being her dad, it’s one of the most precious gifts god’s ever given to me.

Rafe: No, no, you can’t drink his wine.

Ava: Why not?

Rafe: Because he could have drugged it, that’s why.

Ava: Ugh, rafe.

Rafe: Okay. Suit yourself. I’m gonna order a beer. Oh, my god, where is the damn waiter?

Ava: Boy, ej sure did get under your skin.

Rafe: No, it’s the guy is such a damn phony, you know. Of all the guys that nicole could have chosen to go out with. What?

Ava: What what?

Rafe: I know what you’re thinking. You think that I’m jealous because ej is out with nicole. That’s what.

Ava: Oh. Well, now that you bring it up, are you?

Abigail: You know, I think this is gonna be between you and johnny. Why don’t you just take me out of the equation?

Chad: Why?

Johnny: Yeah, why?

Abigail: Because, you know, it sounds like a really fun challenge to be in a movie, one I never thought I was gonna get to have. But if it doesn’t happen I’m not gonna be heartbroken about it.

Chad: Okay. But maybe a really fun challenge is exactly what you need right now.

Johnny: Right?

Abigail: I don’t wanna alienate ej.

Johnny: Look, I told my dad whether or not I get to make my movie, I’m not going to work at dimera so he’s not getting his way no matter what happens.

Chad: Well, in that case, okay.

Johnny: Okay, what?

Chad: I’ll fund the rest of your movie.

Johnny: Ha. Thank you.

Chad: Yes.

Johnny: Oh, my gosh.

Chad: Come here.

[Both grunt]

Abigail: Hi.

Johnny: Thank you.

Nicole: Hey. Oh, johnny, wow, it is so good to see you.

Johnny: Yes, good to see you too. What are you doing here?

Ej: I invited her here for dinner. What did I just walk in on? Why were you too hugging?

Chad: Uh, I’ve agreed to provide the rest of the funding for johnny’s movie.

Ej: You what?

[Tense music]

With voltaren arthritis pain gel

Paulina: I can’t believe you did the dishes after slaving over a hot stove all day.

Abe: It wasn’t that bad.

Paulina: Hmm, I’m not used to a man going to so much trouble for little old me.

Abe: Oh, now it’s my very great pleasure.

Paulina: Honey, now, I don’t wanna hurt your feelings but that day shopping, it did me in. I can hardly keep my eyes open, would you mind if I turned in?

Abe: What about dessert?

Paulina: Well, I thought we were skipping it, but if you’re craving some sweets then why don’t you just jump into bed with me?

Abe: Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait. Uh…

Paulina: Oh. Oh. Abraham carver, what in the world?

Abe: This is not the most original idea, but tough times call for quick decisions. Paulina price, would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?

Lani: Who are you texting over there?

Chanel: Your dad. I told him the pie should be cool enough to serve in 15 minutes. I hope their dinner has taken a long time.

Lani: I cannot believe that your mom and my dad are actually getting married.

Eli: It’s gonna make y’all stepsisters.

Lani: Well, I’ve always wanted a sister.

Chanel: Me too. I used to bug my mama about it all the time.

Lani: Well, I promise to be the best sister you never had.

Chanel: You already are that. You gave me a place to stay and you listened to me. And I remember when mama was making me look for work and you said, “if you earned a living doing something you love, you will never work a day in your life.” You, you’re the one who gave me the courage to open up the bakery.

Eli: How is that going?

Chanel: It’s going great. Allie and I are making money and we’re having fun doing it.

Lani: And it hasn’t been awkward or anything between you two?

Chanel: No, no. She understands about me. And besides, I’m into men now.

Lani: Oh.

Eli: Wow.

Lani: Okay.

Chanel: I know.

Eli: Well, who’s a lucky guy?

Chanel: I kept it all in the family.

Lani: Who’s family?

Chanel: Allie’S. He’s her twin brother.

Both: What?

Ej: It’s bad enough that roman and lucas have sided with johnny, but my own brother?

Chad: What I do with my money is none of your business.

Ej: It becomes my business when you start funding my son’s idiotic dreams.

Johnny: Stop yelling. What’s so wrong with uncle chad supporting me and abigail?

Ej: What do you have to do with this?

Abigail: Well, johnny asked me to play marlena in the movie and I said yes.

Ej: You?

Abigail: Why not me?

Ej: Of course, how silly, you are the dame judi of salem.

Abigail: I have an acting résumé.

Ej: As what? A shepherdess in the christmas fte?

Abigail: It was a school play and I was the title character.

Ej: My god, have you all gone insane? You knew exactly how I felt about this and you didn’t even consult me.

Chad: Oh, what a disappointment that must be for you. Yeah, I forgot all of our long discussions about my feelings before you made your power grab and tried to install yourself as ceo, sole ceo.

Ej: Hmm, I see. So this is pay back?

Johnny: The whole freaking world doesn’t revolve around you, dad.

Ej: You are not giving a dime to johnny.

Chad: You can’t stop me.

Ej: The hell I can’T. This is the sound of an asthma attack…

Eli: You’re really dating allie’s twin brother?

Chanel: Yeah. His name’s johnny.

[Lani and chanel laugh]

Lani: Okay. What does allie think of the idea?

Chanel: She didn’t like it at all. She said johnny’s a real player. And I didn’t wanna be in the middle so I told the two of them to duke it out and I went home.

Eli: Yeah, good move.

Chanel: Yeah, it was because it’s all worked out now.

[Timer buzzes] Oh, finally. I just hope I’m not too late.

Paulina: Oh, abe. I know we talked about this, but I didn’t expect a proposal so soon.

Abe: Well, it’s supposed to be done with a little more finesse. Would you be good enough to give me an answer? I don’t wanna break a hip down here.

Paulina: Oh my, my answer is yes, yes. Yes.

Abe: Well, here, let me have your hand.

Paulina: Oh, yeah. Oh.

[Chuckling gleefully] Ohh, oh, it’s beautiful. Oh, you get up from there, give me a kiss. Oh, abe.

[Kissing] Ohh. Ooh.

[Abe laughing]

Rafe: No, I am telling you I’m not jealous, okay? I am just worried about nicole.

Ava: Why?

Rafe: Why? Her and ej, they have history, you know?

Ava: Yes, I know.

Rafe: Okay. Well, did you also know that ej made her life completely miserable? I, mean, he threatened her life more than once. In fact, she was so scared of him when she was carrying his baby she didn’t even want him to know that he was the father, I had to pretend to be the father. Okay, so, I mean, really, do you blame me for being concerned?

Ava: No.

Rafe: Okay.

Ava: I do not. Okay. But nicole is a grown woman and she has the right to make her own decisions. And there’s nothing we can really do about it. At least not tonight.

Rafe: You’re right. You are so right, and I am sorry. Okay? Let’s just forget about ej and nicole.

Ava: Ah, yes, let’S.

Rafe: Yes, start by getting rid of this damn bottle of wine.

Ava: Okay, drop that.

Rafe: Are you kidding?

Ava: Oh no. This is a very, very nice wine. And I’m sure ej didn’t want to share it with us but he had to. He had to because nicole, she couldn’t have any fun at all while you were here. So, hmm, think of it this way, you won and this is the prize.

Rafe: You’re good.

Ava: Mm.

Rafe: You are really good.

Ava: Thank you.

Rafe: But I’m still not drinking the wine.

Ava: Okay.

[Exhales]

Ej: Shall we take this outside?

Chad: I would love to if that’s what you want to do.

Abigail: Okay, you know what? Back off ej, I mean it.

Nicole: Listen, you’re coming with me.

Ej: I’ll do no such thing.

Nicole: I insist.

[Tense music]

 

[Door clicks close]

Johnny: So, uh, really sorry about that. I hope you haven’t changed your mind about investing in the movie.

Ej: This is unbelievable. My own brother is undermining me with my son.

Nicole: Okay. Ej, I get it, you’re madder than hell, but if you don’t calm down, I feel like you’re gonna have a stroke.

Ej: That’s ridiculous.

Nicole: [Sighs] Ej… sit with me. This is supposed to be a date, right? Humor me.

[Eli exhales sharply] Just take a deep breath.

Ej: [Exhales] I don’t understand why everyone’s against me.

Nicole: Well, all that time you were fighting for your life, they were going on with theirs. But chad is not your kid brother anymore. He’s a man with a wife and kids. And johnny’s growing up too and he wants to be his own man and make his own mistakes.

Ej: I wasn’t there for so long. I’m just trying to be a father to my son again.

Nicole: By forcing him to work at dimera enterprises? Come on, he’s not gonna stand for that. He’s got too much sami in him.

[Eli groans softly] Is that what this is about? Sami?

Chad: Don’t worry, nothing can make me back out.

Johnny: Thank you. Thank you so–oh, my gosh, I have the funding. Okay, I better go start working on final draft of the script. Whoo. Hey, hey, just, uncle chad, uncle chad, thank you so much. Come on, come on, come on. Oh, my god, mwah, I could just kiss you all night.

Chad: [Chuckles] Okay.

Abigail: [Laughing] Oh god, you made his night.

Chad: Forget me, what about you?

Abigail: What about me? What about me?

Chad: I mean, when you–when you told ej to back off, I could–I could have, could have grabbed you, I could have kissed you. I mean, I still could. We could grab a bottle of champagne and go upstairs celebrate being in the movie business together. What do you say? As a dj, I know all about customization.

Abe: Well, to finding love again when I least expected.

Paulina: Oh, and to us and to all the fun that we’re gonna have together.

[Both laugh]

Chanel: Sorry I’m late. This is a homemade, for real, florida lime pie. I made it for you, mama.

Paulina: Oh, baby, that’s so sweet. And that pie, that looks good.

Chanel: Abe, if you would just join me in the kitchen, you can help me serve the pie.

Abe: Oh, you know, that won’t be necessary.

Paulina: Your mama’s getting married.

[Both laugh]

Chanel: Oh, my god, congratulations!

Paulina: Oh! [Laughing]

[Both squeal happily]

Abe: Well, look, I am so sorry I couldn’t wait. I had to take my shot before she went to bed.

Paulina: I’m wide awake now though.

Chanel: I’m so happy for both of you, and myself. Okay, I’m gonna get out of the way so that you two can celebrate.

Abe: Oh no, no, no, you’re gonna stay right here and have glass of champagne.

Paulina: Mm-hmm, and some pie. I can’t wait any longer.

[Laughing] Oh.

Abe: Oh, thank you.

Paulina: Oh, whoo, now this is what I call a pie.

[Laughter] Mmm! Mmm, mmm, mm, mm, mm.

Lani: It was really sweet of you to help out with the whole pie crisis.

Eli: Well, I’m happy to do it. My only regret is that it ended up interrupting something very important.

Lani: Oh, yeah?

Eli: Yeah-huh.

Lani: Mm, and what was that?

Eli: Let me give you a hint.

Ava: Now, I know what you’re thinking.

Rafe: Do you?

Ava: Yes. That even though the night didn’t start off that well, it ended up being pretty nice.

Rafe: You are very perceptive. What am I thinking now?

Ava: Oh. I don’t wanna tell you so I’ll show you. Let’s get the hell outta here. Oh, yeah.

Ej: I don’t know what samantha has to do with any of this.

Nicole: Well, sami cheated on you with lucas, and you feel like you’ve lost control of your life. So now you’re trying to regain that control by telling your son and your brother and everyone else what to do. Ej, you’ve been down this road before. You know, if you try to control people, you’re just gonna push them away. So maybe… maybe if you just back off a little bit, you won’t end up alone.

Ej: I’ll take your advice into consideration. In return, I will make you dinner myself.

[Both laugh]

Nicole: Since when do you cook?

Ej: Since someone told me I make a mean omelet.

Nicole: That was me.

Ej: Mm-hmm, it was.

[Both chuckle]

[Soft piano music]

Abigail: The offer is very tempting, but I’m just not quite there yet. It’s just too important, I don’t really wanna… I don’t wanna rush it.

Chad: I agree.

Abigail: I’ll see you in the morning.

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Xander wanted Justin to help him with his case. Justin didn’t want to help him. Xander told him about his and Gwen’s plan to blackmail the judge. Justin was appalled by the plan. Gwen went to see the judge and told him that Xander wasn’t a drug dealer. The judge told her that his lawyer would have to defend him and he wanted her to leave. Brady arrived at the Kiriakis mansion so Philip thought he was there to see Chloe. Philip and Chloe listened to Brady babble about the muffin he was eating. It turned out that Maggie was home. Ava walked in on Gabi and Jake in their room. Gabi was upset about her being in there. Ava wanted to offer Jake something because it might be his last meal. Jake suggested they found somewhere else to live. She said it was her family’s house so she wasn’t leaving. She refused to let Ava get away with what she’s doing. Brady, Philip and Chloe were talking to Maggie. Philip received a text from Ava to meet her at the park. The judge told Gwen that Xander had a lawyer in EJ. He didn’t see a problem. She said that EJ dropped him once the money ran out. He didn’t see a problem because he could have a court-appointed attorney. She explained what happened and how he dismissed the case before. She said she would do anything to help Xander. She started unbuttoning her shirt. Xander continued to tell Justin about the plan. He wanted Justin to confront the judge with the tape.

Justin refused to be a part of Xander’s plan. Xander said he didn’t have a choice because it looks like he was involved. Xander told him how it looked like he was involved in the case. Xander told him that his plan could help Bonnie too. Maggie talked to Brady and Chloe about Summer dying. She felt like she was at peace. Maggie told them that Victor said they were back together. Ava met with Philip in the park. She said that she had info about Jake. She said if the information got into the wrong hands, Jake would go to prison for a long time. Philip was impressed with the information Ava had on Jake. He wondered if she was worried about Gabi going to Rafe with the information. Xander continued to convince Justin to work with him. He was sure he could help Bonnie too. He said the judge wouldn’t think twice about giving in. He asked him if he thought it was worth it to see Bonnie put away. He wanted Justin to picture Victor’s face once he told her that Bonnie was set free. Gwen unbuttoned more of her shirt in front of the judge. He said she was a beautiful woman. She confessed that she was attracted to powerful men. She wanted him to find out for himself. She asked him if he wanted to see her and he said he would. She told him that she would sleep with him if he promised to let Xander go. He agreed to her terms. Gwen showed up at the station and told them that the judge agreed to the terms. Philip met with Gabi to tell her that she was fired. Justin went to see the judge and told him to dismiss the cases against Bonnie and Xander. He played the recording of his conversation with Gwen.

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Johnny walked in on Chad playing chess and Abby reading his script. Johnny asked if she decided to do his movie. Chad said he would back her 100 percent if she wanted to do the movie. She said she would do the movie. Johnny said he needed one more investor. Chad was concerned about how EJ would feel about it. Johnny didn’t think he should let EJ tell him what to do. Rafe couldn’t believe Nicole and EJ were on a date. EJ said they were married before. Nicole said they were catching up. Rafe and EJ argued before Rafe went to his table with Ava. Rafe complained to Ava about EJ being on a date with Nicole. Rafe apologized to Ava. Rafe looked at Nicole. She looked at him too. EJ called Nicole out for looking at Rafe. EJ wanted to go back to the mansion and have the cook make them something. EJ gave Rafe and Ava his bottle of wine. He and Nicole left Julie’s. Abby said acting would be a fun challenge. She said she didn’t want to cause any problems. Johnny said he was making his movie no matter what. Chad said he would fund the movie. Chad and Johnny hugged each other as EJ and Nicole walked in.

EJ was upset about what was going on with Chad and Johnny. He asked if they were crazy. EJ told Chad not to give Johnny any money. Chad said he couldn’t stop him. EJ said he could stop him. When EJ and Chad were about to fight, Abby and Nicole came between them. Johnny asked Chad if he changed his mind about investing. Chad said he wanted to invest. Johnny was excited and left to work on the script. Chad wanted to celebrate with Abby. She said she was tempted but it was too soon for her. She said she didn’t want to rush it. Nicole tried to comfort EJ. He said he didn’t understand why people turned against him. He said he wanted to be a good father to his son. She said he was trying to regain some control after Sami’s affair by telling Johnny and Chad what to do. Nicole told him to lighten up so he didn’t push people away. He said he would think about her advice. Ava wanted to drink the wine EJ left them. Rafe didn’t want the wine. She asked if he was jealous. He said he was concerned about Nicole considering past with EJ. Ava said Nicole could make her own decisions. She said there was nothing they could do about it. He agreed with her and apologized.

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EJ showed up at Basic Black to pick up Nicole for their date. When he noticed the bear, he asked if she still had feelings for Rafe. She denied it. He said he hoped she didn’t because the date was a way to move on. He said to get rid of the bear. He put the bear in the garbage can. When they were on their way out, she took the bear out of the garbage. Rafe thought about seeing Nicole outside of the Brady Pub. Ava showed up and asked him out. EJ and Nicole went to Julie’s Place. Rafe and Ava showed up. Rafe asked if they were having a business dinner. EJ said they were for pleasure. Doug woke up and saw Marlena standing over Julie. He pressed the call button. He got out of his bed to confront Marlena. Before John pressed the play button on the recorder in Marlena’s office, Kayla walked in the room. She told him the recording was protected under doctor/patient confidentiality. He was tempted to listen to it because Doug said Marlena was trying to kill him. Kayla got a call about someone pressing the call button. John and Kayla went to Doug’s room. They found Doug fighting with Marlena. Kayla went to check on Julie. John put Doug back in his bed. Marlena said she saw Doug hit Julie in the head. Doug said that didn’t happen. Julie said she remembered getting Doug something to drink when something hit her head. She said Doug wouldn’t hit her.

Doug told everyone that Marlena hit Julie. Marlena said Doug should be sedated. He said he wanted to protect Julie. Kayla agreed with Doug. When John and Marlena left, Julie said she knew Doug didn’t hit her. Kayla said no one else was in the room. Julie said Marlena was in the room. John asked Marlena why she went to see Doug. He asked if the recording helped her remember something. Marlena said it did and said Doug was more of a threat to Julie than she thought. He said he wanted to kill Julie. John told Marlena that Doug said she tried to kill him. John said he was worried about Doug. Marlena agreed with him. Kayla and Julie showed up. Julie said Marlena was wrong. She said Doug would never hurt her. Marlena said Julie needed to face the truth. She said Doug was a danger to himself and to other people. She said Doug should be committed.

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Lani goes home to Eli. Eli tells her that he just put the twins down to sleep. Lani apologizes for being gone so long as she wanted to help him but Abe called. Eli asks if Abe still plans on popping the question. Lani confirms that is the plan, so she just hopes everything goes smoothly…

Abe tells Paulina that he was inspired to make all of her favorite dishes including a homemade key lime pie. Paulina questions who told him that was her favorite because she hates key lime pie. Chanel questions since when. Paulina tells Abe that she’s sorry but Chanel got it dead wrong.

Johnny enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion where Chad and Abigail. Johnny questions them spending the night at home. Chad says it’s that Abigail can’t tear her away from what she’s reading. Johnny sees that Abigail is reading his movie script and asks if this means she’s agreed to play Marlena.

Rafe asks if Nicole and EJ are out celebrating business. EJ informs him that this is pure pleasure. Rafe questions them being on a date, which EJ confirms that they are.

Eli asks Lani if she’s still cool with Abe and Paulina being a married couple. Lani thinks they are great together but admits it will be a little weird for Paulina to be her aunt and her stepmom. Eli asks what if Paulina wants her to start calling her “mama”

Chanel argues that she’s seen Paulina put away a whole key lime pie after a bad day. Paulina argues that a Florida lime pie is completely different as it doesn’t have graham cracker crust which she hates. Abe points out that he also made a pecan pie but Paulina hates that too and says Tamara would be all over that. Paulina feels bad that Abe worked so hard making pies that she doesn’t like. Paulina says it’s okay as she can just skip dessert. Paulina goes to her room while Chanel says “oops”.

Rafe questions EJ and Nicole actually being on a date. EJ asks why that’s so difficult to understand since they were married twice. Rafe says that’s his point as he thought Nicole figured EJ out. EJ says that the third time is the charm. Nicole stops EJ and says it’s just a date, marriage is not on the table and they are just catching up. EJ assumes that settles this. Rafe jokes that he would invite them to join them but he might say yes. Ava tells them to enjoy their dinner as she and Rafe walk away.

Chanel apologizes to Abe as she had no idea that there was a Florida lime pie. Abe tells her not to worry and says they just won’t serve dessert. Chanel worries about everything having to be perfect. Abe says they will still have a delicious meal. Chanel declares this one is on her, so she is getting him a Florida lime pie.

Eli tells Lani about how he talked to Julie and that Doug knocked her out cold with something. Eli says Julie can’t be around Doug alone anymore, so Marlena admitted Doug in to Bayview sanitarium. Lani feels terrible for them both. Lani is sorry she wasn’t there for him. Eli says it’s okay as she’s here now and asks about shopping with Paulina. Lani says they talked about the Paris trip that didn’t happen. Eli asks if she explained why she ghosted her like that. Lani tells him there was no business trip and it was all her mother, who talked Paulina out of taking her to Paris because she didn’t want her spoiling her. Eli questions Tamara letting Paulina think she dumped her without telling her that she cancelled it. Lani guesses Paulina didn’t want her to turn against her mom. Eli remarks that it sounds like there is more to the story than what Paulina is telling her..

Johnny asks if Abigail is going to do it. Chad tells him that she’s on the fence. Abigail thinks it sounds like fun. Chad think she’s nervous because she’s never professionally acted before. Johnny argues that he doesn’t want professionally as he wants it to feel like it’s happening in real time to real people. Johnny insists that Abigail would be great as Marlena. Abigail talks about having experience with mental illness so she knows what it’s like to have something take over your mind. Chad tells Abigail that if she wants to do this, he backs her 100%. Abigail thanks him and then tells Johnny that she would be honored to play Marlena. Johnny exclaims that the movie is finally coming together and that now all he needs is one more investor. Johnny asks if Chad has given ti any more thought. Chad worries that EJ will hate his guts if he funds his movie. Johnny asks if Chad is going to let EJ tell him what to do.

Nicole asks if EJ really had to push Rafe’s buttons. EJ argues that Rafe started it and questions why they are even talking about Rafe or why Rafe cares who he is seeing when he’s with Ava. Rafe and Ava sit at a table nearby. Rafe can’t believe Nicole is on a date with EJ, when he’s treated her like trash. Ava points out that she is a living proof that people do change. Rafe argues that EJ doesn’t change and complains about Nicole falling for his act. Ava tells him that it’s just a date, like they are supposed to be on. Rafe apologizes.

Eli asks Lani what they should do now that their babies are asleep. Lani offers to show him what she bought today but that’s not what Eli had in mind. Lani then reveals lingerie that she bought so Eli says he stands corrected as they kiss. They start to undress until there’s a knock at the door. Eli wants to ignore it but Lani says they won’t give up and it will wake the kids up. Eli then answers the door to see Chanel. Chanel jokes that she’s sorry to interrupt but she brought them a pecan pie. Eli thanks her and tries to send her away but Chanel says she needs to borrow their kitchen to bake a pie. Eli says he doesn’t understand. Chanel responds that he would if he knew Paulina better.

Abe and Paulina sit together to have dinner. Paulina says it was so sweet of him to make dinner. Abe admits he couldn’t have done it without a little help from her mother and Chanel. Paulina asks where Chanel went. Abe says she said she had an errand. Paulina guesses that she went to see Johnny. Abe guesses that’s Johnny DiMera, who was his late wife’s nephew. Paulina praises Johnny and hopes he’s good enough for Chanel. Abe notes that he was a great little kid but if he takes after either of his parents, Chanel will have her hands full. Abe adds that Chanel can take care of herself which she gets from Paulina. Abe then toasts to Paulina.

Chad tells Johnny that he only works for DiMera because Tony insisted, but if he pisses of EJ and he tries another power grab, then he’s out on his ass. Johnny questions that being the only thing keeping him from investing. Johnny argues that he’s Chad’s favorite nephew and his good luck charm since he was there when Chad met Abigail. Abigail recalls meeting Chad at java cafe and thinking he was Johnny’s father. Chad jokes that he remembers that Johnny said he didn’t like her. Johnny says he was just a kid so he didn’t know that she would be the love of Chad’s life and the star of his movie. Johnny adds that the movie won’t happen if Chad doesn’t invest. Chad calls that emotional blackmail. Johnny notes that EJ made sure he doesn’t have any other family members to hit up. Chad jokes that he either pisses off EJ or deprives Abigail of doing what she wants to do.

EJ asks Nicole to stop mooning over Rafe. Nicole claims she’s looking at the menu but EJ shows that it’s upside down. EJ reminds her that this date was to help put Rafe out of her mind but since it’s not working, they can go back to his place. Nicole questions wasting a $300 bottle of wine. EJ says it won’t go to waste as he gets up and brings the bottle of wine to Rafe and Ava. EJ calls it a lovely and expensive parting gift as he tells them to have a great night. EJ then takes Nicole and they exit Julie’s Place together.

Eli doesn’t get why pie is so important as he and Lani begin helping Chanel. Chanel explains that she thought it would be cool if Abe could present the ring on top of a piece of pie. Chanel wants the night to be perfect as she feels like she screwed it up, so she wants to fix it for her mom. Lani comments on how far her and mom have come since coming to town.

Paulina praises Abe’s dinner. Abe knows she had a long day. Paulina says she had such a nice time with Lani. Paulina brings up Lani talking about planning a trip. Abe admits that he had Lani stalling so he could finish dinner. Abe is blessed to have Lani in his life and he’s grateful to have the rest of their lives to catch up on all the years they lost. Abe calls being Lani’s dad one of the most precious gifts God has ever given to him…

Rafe argues that Ava can’t drink EJ’s wine because he could have drugged it. Ava ignores the warning so Rafe says to suit herself and he’ll have a beer. Ava comments on EJ getting under Rafe’s skin. Rafe complains that EJ is a phony of all the guys that Nicole could have chosen to go out with. Rafe knows that Ava thinks he’s jealous because EJ is out with Nicole. Ava then asks if he is.

Abigail tells Chad that this is between he and Johnny so she can be out of the equation. Abigail adds that she thought it’d be a fun challenge to be in a movie but if it doesn’t happen, she won’t be heartbroken. Chad thinks it might be just what she needs. Abigail doesn’t want to alienate EJ. Johnny brings up that he told EJ that he’s not going to work at DiMera either way, so EJ won’t get his way no matter what happens. Chad decides in that case, he will fund the rest of his movie. Johnny thanks Chad and they hug as EJ then walks in with Nicole. Nicole tells Johnny that it’s good to see him. Johnny asks what she’s doing here. EJ explains that he invited Nicole for dinner and then questions why they were hugging. Chad reveals that he agreed to provide the rest of the funding for Johnny’s movie, shocking EJ.

Abe and Paulina finish their dinner. Paulina can’t believe he did the dishes after cooking all day. Paulina says she’s not used to a man going to so much trouble for her. Abe says it’s his very great pleasure. Paulina tells Abe that she doesn’t want to hurt his feelings but her day shopping did her in, so she asks if he minds if she just goes to bed. Abe asks about dessert. Paulina thought they were skipping it, but if he’s craving some sweets, he can jump in bed with her. Abe stops her and gets down on one knee. Paulina asks what in the world. Abe says it’s not the most original idea, but tough times call for quick decisions. Abe then proposes to Paulina.

Chanel texts Abe that the pie should be able to serve in 15 minutes, so she hopes their dinner is taking a long time. Lani can’t believe Paulina and Abe are getting married. Eli jokes that Lani and Chanel will be stepsisters. Lani and Chanel say they both always wanted a sister. Lani promises to be the best sister she never had. Chanel says that Lani already has been for all that she did for her. Chanel mentions Lani giving her the courage to open up the bakery. Eli asks how that’s going. Chanel says it’s great as she and Allie are making money and having fun doing it. Lani asks if it hasn’t been awkward between them. Chanel assures it hasn’t and adds that she is in to men now. Eli asks who the lucky guy is. Chanel responds that she kept it all in the family, revealing that she is with Allie’s twin brother, which shocks Eli and Lani.

EJ complains that it’s bad enough that Lucas and Roman sided with Johnny but now his own brother. Chad responds that what he does with his money is none of EJ’s business. EJ argues that it becomes his business when he starts funding his son’s idiotic dreams. Johnny tells EJ to stop yelling and asks what’s so wrong about Chad supporting he and Abigail. EJ questions what Abigail has to do with this. Abigail reveals that Johnny asked her to play Marlena in the movie and she said yes. EJ mocks Abigail being in the movie and asks if they have all gone insane. EJ argues that Chad knew exactly how he felt about this and he didn’t even consult him. Chad compares it to EJ trying to install himself as sole CEO without talking to him. EJ asks if this is payback. Johnny tells EJ that the world doesn’t revolve around him. EJ declares that Chad is not giving a dime to Johnny. Chad argues that EJ can’t stop him but EJ says the hell he can’t.

Eli questions Chanel dating Allie’s twin brother. Chanel tells them that his name is Johnny. Lani asks what Allie thinks of this idea. Chanel admits that she didn’t like it all and told her that Johnny was a real player. Chanel says it’s all worked out now. Chanel’s pie finishes so she hopes she’s not too late…

Paulina tells Abe that she knows they talked about this, but she didn’t expect a proposal so soon. Abe says it was supposed to be done with more finesse. Abe then asks Paulina for an answer. Paulina says yes, so Abe puts the ring on her finger. Paulina calls it beautiful as they kiss.

Rafe assures Ava that he’s not jealous, but he’s worried about Nicole because she and EJ have history. Rafe adds that EJ made Nicole’s life completely miserable and threatened her life more than once. Rafe recalls Nicole not wanting EJ to know he was the father of her baby and that he had to pretend to be the father. Ava does not blame him for being concerned but says Nicole is a grown woman with her own decisions so there is nothing they can do about it tonight. Rafe agrees and apologizes again. Rafe wants to forget about EJ and Nicole. Rafe wants to start by getting rid of the wine but Ava stops him and says it’s a very nice wine. Ava is sure EJ didn’t want to share it with them but he had to because Nicole couldn’t have fun while Rafe was there. Ava tells Rafe that he won and the wine is the prize. Rafe jokes that Ava is really good, but he’s still not drinking the wine. Ava pours herself another glass.

EJ asks Chad if he wants to take this outside. Chad says he would love to if that’s what he wants to do. Abigail demands EJ back off. Nicole insists EJ come with her so she takes him out of the room. Johnny tells Chad that he’s really sorry about that and hopes he hasn’t changed his mind about investing in the movie.

Nicole takes EJ outside. EJ complains that his own brother is undermining him with his own son. Nicole encourages him to calm down. Nicole reminds EJ that they are supposed to be on a date so she convinces him to sit with her outside. EJ doesn’t understand why everyone is against him. Nicole says while EJ was fighting for his life, they were going on with theirs, but Chad is not his kid brother anymore, he’s a man with a wife and kids while Johnny is growing up too and he wants to be his own man who makes his own mistakes. EJ remarks that he wasn’t there for so long, so he’s just trying to be a father to his son again. Nicole questions doing that by forcing him to work at DiMera Enterprises. Nicole jokes that Johnny has too much Sami in him to stand for that. Nicole then asks EJ if this is about Sami.

Chad tells Johnny not to worry as nothing could make him back out. Johnny excitedly thanks him and says he has the funding. Johnny gathers his things and hugs Chad as he then goes to work on a final draft of the script. Abigail jokes that Chad made Johnny’s night. Chad credits Abigail for telling EJ to back off. Chad suggests they grab a bottle of champagne, go upstairs, and celebrate being in the movie business together.

Abe toasts to finding love again when he least expected it. Paulina toasts to them and all of the fun they will have together. Chanel then returns home with her homemade Florida lime pie. Paulina says that’s so sweet. Chanel asks Abe to join her in the kitchen to help her serve the pie. Abe tells her that it won’t be necessary. Paulina then shows Chanel the ring. Chanel excitedly congratulates her as they hug. Abe says he’s sorry as he couldn’t wait and had to take his shot before Paulina went to bed. Paulina jokes that she’s wide awake now. Chanel says she’ll get out of the way so they can celebrate but Abe and Paulina want her to stay for champagne and pie.

Eli and Lani eat pie together at home. Lani says it was sweet of Eli to help with the whole pie crisis. Eli was happy to do it but says his only regret was that it interrupted something very important as they then continue kissing.

Ava tells Rafe that even though the night didn’t start out well, it turned out pretty nice. Ava then suggests they get out of Julie’s Place.

EJ tells Nicole that he doesn’t know what Sami has to do with anything. Nicole brings up Sami cheating on him with Lucas and now EJ feels like he’s lost control of his life, so now he’s trying to regain that control by telling Johnny, Chad, and everyone else what to do. Nicole tells EJ that he’s been down this road before. Nicole warns that if he tries to control people he will just push them away. Nicole suggests if EJ backs off a little bit, he won’t end up alone. EJ agrees to take her advice under consideration. EJ then offers to make her dinner himself in return. Nicole questions since when he cooks. EJ reminds her that she told him he makes a mean omelet. EJ then stands up and takes Nicole by the hand.

Chad and Abigail get close. Abigail tells him that the offer is very tempting, but she’s just not quite there yet. Abigail says it’s too important so she doesn’t want to rush it. Chad agrees. Abigail then kisses him on the cheek and says she’ll see him in the morning as she exits the room.

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Abe is cooking at Paulina’s apartment. He stops to call Lani and asks how things are going. Lani is in the town square and informs Abe that she and Paulina are almost done shopping and then heading home. Abe tells her that she can’t let Paulina come home this early, reminding her that she promised. Lani says that since it’s important, she will take care of it. Lani tells Abe to text her when he’s ready as they hang up. Paulina then approaches Lani and asks if everything is okay.

Nicole is getting ready at the Basic Black office when she gets a text from EJ, saying he will be there in 5 and hopes she’s hungry. Nicole wonders if she is ready. Nicole then loks over at her and Rafe’s teddy bear Duke.

Rafe works in his office at the police station. He looks over at his coffee from the Brady Pub and recalls running in to Nicole outside the Pub.

John goes to Marlena’s office and finds it empty. John thinks back to asking Marlena if she recorded her session with Doug and then her going to find it. John then picks up the recorder from Marlena’s office.

In his hospital room, Julie starts to get Doug some water. When Julie turns her back to to get Doug’s water, Marlena stands up and knocks her out with a food tray. Marlena as the Devil declares that it’s nothing personal, but he has to take care of Doug, and Julie will be the one who helps shut him up, because he can’t have Doug telling the whole world about him.

Chanel comes home to find Abe cooking dinner. She assumes he’s making it for Paulina, which he confirms. Chanel guesses that’s what he wanted to talk to her about at the bakery. Abe informs Chanel that he wanted to tell her that he’s proposing to her mother tonight.

Lani tells Paulina that she just had a misunderstanding and that Eli is taking care of the kids so that she can spend more time with her. Paulina says that’s sweet but she’s ready to go home and have a glass of wine. Paulina hands over her bags and starts to walk away but Lani stops her.

Kayla finds John in Marlena’s office and says she heard that he was looking for her. John adds that he was also looking for Marlena and explains how she was looking for the recording of her session with Doug because she was hazy on what happened before he collapsed and thought it would refresh her memory. Kayla reminds John that the tape is protected under doctor-patient confidentiality. John admits he was tempted to listen to it because he’s concerned about Doug. John informs Kayla that it’s why he was trying to find her because he just came from Doug and Julie and Doug is saying crazy stuff like that Marlena tried to kill him.

Doug looks shocked at Marlena and tries to call for help.

Ava goes to Rafe’s office to surprise him but sees that he looks distracted and questions what he was thinking about.

EJ shows up at the Basic Black office to pick up Nicole and comments on how gorgeous she looks even after a 12 hour work day. Nicole responds that he looks pretty spiffy himself. EJ comments on her teddy bear and questions if that means she’s still pining over Rafe. Nicole assures that she’s not. EJ is glad because the purpose of this date is for them both to move on.

Lani asks Paulina to stay a little longer, claiming that she has something to talk to her about. Paulina then agrees to stay and asks what is on her mind as they sit down at a table in the town square. Lani claims that she’s thinking about surprising Eli with a trip for Christmas. Paulina asks where to. Lani says she’s not sure and they’d have to schedule their time off and worry about the babies. Paulina offers to take the babies. Lani says she doesn’t know where to go, so she wanted to get her advice. Paulina mentions Greece and Italy being two of her favorite countries. Lani thinks Eli would prefer more of a city, so Paulina suggests Paris. Lani mentions that she’s never been. Paulina remembers that’s all because of her.

Chanel questions Abe proposing to her mom. Abe says that’s what he wanted to discuss with her. Abe explains that he and Paulina have gotten very close lately and at this point in their lives, he questions why wait, so he wants to ask her to be his wife. Abe adds that this means he would be Chanel’s stepfather, so he wants to know what she thinks. Chanel calls him the best thing to happen to Paulina in forever, so she knows he will make her happy. Abe says that’s so nice to hear. Abe asks about being her stepfather. Chanel brings up her dad dying when she was really young, so she doesn’t really remember what it was like having a dad, but guesses it will be nice having a stepdad like him. Abe thanks her and guesses it would be wonderful having a stepdaughter like her. Abe asks if this means he has her blessing to marry her mother. Chanel confirms that he definitely does as they hug.

Kayla questions Doug thinking that Marlena tried to kill him. John guesses it’s obvious that Doug is not in his right mind. Kayla gets paged via the call button from Doug’s room so she and John hurry out of Marlena’s office.

Doug gets up from his hospital bed and tells Marlena to stop and leave Julie alone. The Devil warns him that he can barely walk. Doug grabs the tray that Marlena used to knock Julie out and says he won’t let her hurt Julie. Kayla and John then walk in to see them fighting over the tray and question what is going on here.

Rafe claims to Ava that he was just thinking about a work thing, so he asks what brought her by. Ava informs him that Gabi and Jake are in the kitchen at home, so she thought maybe she could take Rafe out to dinner. Rafe asks if she’s asking him out on a date, which she confirms. Ava suggests going to the Brady Pub, pointing out that he has coffee from there.

EJ informs Nicole that the first thing he did after Sami left, was remove everything of hers from the house which he calls cathartic. Nicole assumes there’s a lesson there. EJ states that if Nicole wants to move on from Rafe, getting rid of Duke the teddy bear which he calls a silly reminder, might do the same for her. Nicole says she can’t just give it back to Rafe. EJ asks if that’s because they are avoiding each other. Nicole claims they aren’t, they are just maintaining a certain distance. EJ suggests finding Duke a new home altogether then as he then drops him in to the trash can.

Chanel asks Abe what’s on the menu for tonight. Abe explains that he called her grandmother in Florida to get the recipe for all of Paulina’s favorites. Abe adds that Lani is stalling Paulina while he’s cooking. Chanel sees that he’s making pecan pie and reveals that her grandmother screwed up, because Paulina hates pecan pie.

Paulina talks about knowing going to Paris was Lani’s dream as a little girl and because of her, that trip never happened. Lani tells her it’s okay and she’s sorry to upset her. Paulina says she’s the one who is sorry for breaking her heart when she was eight years old, asking what kind of person does that to a child. Paulina thinks it’s time they talk about what happened back then.

John tells Doug to get back in bed. Kayla checks on Julie on the ground and wakes her up. Julie comes to while Kayla asks if she remembers what happened. Doug tries to answer, but Marlena claims that Julie took a blow to the head from Doug.

Abe doesn’t understand since Olivia said she was sure that pecan pie was Paulina’s favorite. Chanel reveals that Olivia is confused because that’s Tamara’s favorite, while Paulina’s favorite is key lime. Abe guesses he has to make a key lime pie then. Abe says everything has to be perfect and asks if they have any limes. Chanel thinks they do and says she will go check while Abe plans to look up a recipe. Chanel then suggests they make it together and they’ll have it done in 20 minutes. Abe says she is the best and hugs her. Chanel heads to the kitchen while Abe texts Lani.

Lani tells Paulina that it’s alright as it was a really long time ago. Paulina never meant to cause her pain and knows it’s still there, so she wants to clear the air now. Lani gets a text from Abe and then tells Paulina that they can do it another time as she thinks they should both go home since Paulina is tired and she wants to put the kids down with Eli. Paulina pleads with her to let her get this out once and for all so Lani agrees. Paulina talks about all those years ago when she would visit, nothing made Lani smile more than dreaming about Paris. Paulina says she wanted to be part of that dream, so she promised her that summer trip. Lani recalls all of their plans from reading Paulina’s letters. Paulina acknowledges that she broke Lani’s heart by never showing up and never apologizing. Lani understands that she had an important business trip but Paulina reveals that Tamara lied and she let her. Lani questions why they both lied to her. Lani asks for the real reason that Paulina didn’t take her to Paris.

EJ asks Nicole if there’s a problem. Nicole says no and that she doesn’t even know why she held on to Duke the teddy bear that long. Nicole tells EJ that she is hungry. They walk out but Nicole claims that she forgot her phone, runs back inside to remove Duke from the trash can and puts him back on her desk. Nicole then hurries back out and exits with EJ as they head for Julie’s Place.

Kayla questions if Doug attacked Julie. Julie says no. Marlena claims she came to check on Doug but when she walked in, she saw Doug attack Julie with the tray so she grabbed it and that’s when they came in. Doug argues that it’s not what happened. John tells Doug to try to relax. Doug warns Marlena not to touch Julie. John insists she’s just trying to help. Kayla asks if Julie remembers what happened. Julie says she turned to get Doug some water and then something hard hit her and it all went black. Marlena claims that’s when she saw Doug hit Julie over the head. Julie argues that she knows Doug would never do that. Marlena says she knows how hard it is to accept but Doug hasn’t been himself. Doug argues that he is himself while Marlena is not. Doug then tells them that Marlena did it. Marlena questions why she would hit Julie and ask if they need any more proof that Doug is confused. Doug insists that Marlena tried to kill Julie and he has to protect Julie. Marlena says this needs to stop and suggests sedating Doug. Doug argues that he knows who she is and what she did. Kayla agrees with Marlena that it’s for Doug’s own good. Julie pleads with her not to. Kayla tells Doug that she’s sorry. Doug cries that he loves Julie as Kayla sedates him.

EJ and Nicole go to Julie’s Place for their date. EJ pours them his favorite wine and they toast to moving on. Nicole notes it’s also the most expensive wine on the list. EJ says he always enjoyed the finer things in his life and recalls that she does too. Nicole says when it’s affordable. EJ remarks that it’s good that she’s not with Rafe then, as he assumes he is more of a beer and pretzels kind of guy.

Rafe finishes a work call. Ava asks if he’s ready to go to the Brady Pub. Rafe informs her that he actually had breakfast and lunch at the Pub, so he suggests going to Julie’s Place. Rafe adds that Ava could check on her job application there too. Ava says that sounds great but notes that she’s been reconsidering her career goals lately. Rafe brings up her plan to work for Philip. Ava says she’s been putting the word out everywhere to see who is hiring. Rafe suggests she tell him all about it over dinner. Ava doesn’t want to bore him. Rafe says she never could as they kiss. They then exit Rafe’s office together.

Paulina tells Lani that the real reason the trip never happened is because she was being selfish when she made that promise of seeing Paris together. Lani asks how. Paulina says it was all about her wanting to be the one to give Lani her hearts desire and do something special. Paulina claims she cut Tamara out and she had no right as that was unfair. Paulina then thinks back to confessing to Marlena that Abe and Tamara are not Lani’s parents and that she is Lani’s mother. Lani asks Paulina what it is. Paulina responds that she couldn’t take Lani on the trip because Tamara shut her down when she told her about her plan. Lani guesses Tamara thought Paulina was being too extravagant and trying to spoil her. Paulina says Tamara was right in how she raised her. Lani knows her heart was in the right place. Paulina still feels bad for breaking Lani’s heart and wouldn’t blame her if she never forgave her. Lani reminds her that she’s already forgiven her and asks her to never worry about this again. Lani tells Paulina that she loves her so much. Paulina tells her how much this means to her as they hug. Lani then gets another text from Abe, reminding her that all is clear. Paulina guesses Eli wants her home as they hug again.

Abe compliments Chanel’s baking skills as he can’t believe they made a pie that fast. Abe worries that the table is not ready as he needs candles and music. Chanel tells him that she’s on it. Abe feels she’s got to be exhausted but Chanel says she’s in to it now. Chanel tells him to get on the romantic playlist and asks if she can hang around a bit so she can see the reaction on Paulina’s face when she gets there. Abe says there’s nothing he’d like more.

Nicole questions EJ mocking Rafe again and says that defeats the whole purpose of this dinner. EJ agrees that they are putting Rafe and Sami behind them. Rafe and Ava then arrive at Julie’s Place and see Nicole and EJ.

Julie argues that Doug would never hurt her and that it doesn’t make any sense. Julie says she turned away for a second and Doug can barely walk, so she questions how Doug could have leaped up and hit her so hard to knock her out. Kayla brings up when Doug suddenly almost violently grabbed Tripp’s arm when they were checking on him and they were amazed at his strength. Julie argues that Doug doesn’t have dementia and he didn’t do this. Kayla points out that there was no one else in the room. Julie notes except for Marlena…

John and Marlena sit together at the hospital. Marlena tells John that as a professional, she’s trained to be objective, but when it comes to Doug, she finds this heartbreaking. John asks if she wants to tell him what happened. Marlena says she already did. John questions why she left her office and went to Doug’s room when she said she wanted to listen to the recording of her session, so he asks if it jogged her memory. Marlena claims it did so John asks what she learned. Marlena remarks that she learned that Doug is more of a threat to Julie than she thought. John asks in what way. Marlena then claims that Doug said he wanted to kill Julie.

Rafe and Ava greet Nicole and EJ. Rafe mentions that they were going to go to the Pub, which EJ mocks. Ava asks if EJ remembers her. EJ calls her one of his most notorious clients and says she’s looking well. Ava brings up EJ making a full recovery from being in pretty bad shape. EJ confirms that he’s much better now. Rafe asks if they are out celebrating business. EJ informs him that this is pure pleasure.

Paulina comes home and is surprised to find a candle lit dinner setup. Paulina asks Abe what the occasion is. Abe says he was inspired to make all of her favorite dishes including a homemade key lime pie. Paulina questions who told him that was her favorite because she hates key lime pie…

Marlena claims to John that is why she went racing to Doug’s room. John questions if she really thinks Doug would have killed Julie. John calls it hard to process. Marlena believes Doug has lost his mind. John holds her and reveals that Doug also told him something that upset him as well. John informs her that Doug earlier said that Marlena had tried to kill him. Marlena questions why he would say such a thing. Marlena insists that Doug is trying to kill Julie and calls it tragic. Kayla and Julie come over. Kayla tells them that Doug is finally resting so she is taking Julie for an x-ray to make sure everything is alright. Julie complains that she’s just worried about Doug. Julie tells Marlena that she is wrong as Doug would never attack her.

Doug remains in bed, repeating that he did not hurt Julie and that it was “him”. Doug prays for God to not let Him hurt Julie anymore.

Marlena tells Julie that she knows how difficult this is to accept. Julie argues that Doug didn’t do it and she keeps accusing him over and over when he said he’s innocent. Julie blames them all for frightening Doug. Marlena says she’s sorry but she needs to face the truth. Marlena talks about how painful it is for all of them, but claims that in her professional opinion, Doug has become a danger to himself and others, so it’s her recommendation that Doug be committed to Bayview.

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[Line ringing]

[Phone rings]

Lani: Hey, dad.

Abe: Sweetheart, how–how’s it going?

Lani: Good, auntie p and i are finally done shopping and now we’re both about to head home.

Abe: Already? No, no, you can’t let paulina come home yet.

Lani: What? Dad?

Abe: No, no, please, please. You have to stall her! Now look, lani, you promised, remember?

Lani: All right. Yes, I did promise you. And since it’s important, I will take care of it.

Abe: Thank you.

Lani: No problem, just text me when you’re ready.

Abe: I will.

Lani: Bye, dad.

Paulina: Lani, honey? Everything okay?

[Phone beeps]

Nicole: But am I ready?

Rafe: Nicole.

Nicole: Rafe, um, hi. Uh, I–I was just going.

Rafe: Really? ‘Cause it looked like you were coming in.

Nicole: Uh, that’s what I meant. I’m assuming you’re just leaving?

Rafe: Yeah, I am. So we cannot even say hello to each other anymore?

Marlena: I need to figure this out. Figure out what’s wrong.

John: You know, I was also thinking if your memory’s a little fuzzy, you recorded your session with me, is there any way you might’ve recorded your session with doug?

Marlena: [Gasps] I did record it. I did. I’ve gotta go listen to it.

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Right now?

Marlena: Yes. Yes. If I’m gonna be able to help doug, I’ve gotta go do it right now.

Julie: Water coming up.

[Water running]

[Metallic slam]

Demon marlena: Nothing personal, julie. But I’ve gotta do something about that pesky husband of yours. And you are going to be the one that helps me shut him up. I just can’t have him out there telling the whole world about me.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

 

Chanel: Oh, hey, abe.

Abe: Oh, chanel.

Chanel: Beautiful flowers and since you’re in an apron and…[Sniffs] Mmm, something smells wonderful. I assume you’re making dinner for mama?

Abe: I am, yes.

Chanel: And that’s probably what you wanted to talk to me about at the bakery so I will make myself scarce.

Abe: Oh, chanel, wait, wait, wait. I did stop by the bakery because I wanted to tell you that I’m proposing to your mother tonight.

Lani: Just a little misunderstanding.

Paulina: Oh, not with eli, I hope.

Lani: No, no, he’s taking care of the kids. So I can spend more to time with you.

Paulina: Oh, that’s so sweet of you, but honey, I cannot take one second longer in these heels. So I’m going home, taking a load off, and having a glass of wine.

Lani: Wait, but, auntie p–

Paulina: Here are the kids’ present here, here you go. I love you, darling. Love you. See you, love you.

Lani: Wait! Auntie p, hold on. Wait, please.

John: Hey.

Kayla: I thought I might find you here. I heard you were looking for me.

John: Yeah, I am. I’m looking for doc also. She came to the hospital to listen to this recording.

Kayla: Um, what is it?

John: It’s her session with doug. She was somewhat hazy on what happened right before he collapsed. She thought maybe she could listen to this and refresh her memory.

Kayla: Well, you know that that tape is protected under doctor-patient confidentiality. I mean, you weren’t gonna listen to that, were you?

John: Well, I was tempted. So damn concerned about doug. You know, that’s actually why I was trying to find you. I just came from him and julie, and doug’s saying some pretty crazy stuff.

Kayla: Like what?

John: Well, he told julie and me that marlena tried to kill him.

[Eerie music]

 

[Button beeps]

Trelegy for copd.

Ava: Hello?

Rafe: Oh, hey.

Ava: Hey.

Rafe: Hello.

Ava: Hope I’m not disturbing you.

Rafe: No, no, not at all. No, I was just–just thinking.

Ava: About what?

[Knocking on door]

Ej: How is it possible you look so gorgeous after putting in a 12 hour day?

Nicole: Well, it’s more like 11 hours and 45 minutes but who’s counting. You look pretty spiffy yourself.

Ej: [Sighs] Really? The bear?

Nicole: What about him?

Ej: Well, considering his backstory and the fact he’s now perched on your desk, it makes me wonder if you’re still pining over rafe hernandez.

Nicole: [Sighs] I’m not pining for him, no.

Ej: Well, I’m glad to hear it since the whole purpose of this date is for the two of us to move on.

Lani: Please, just stay for a little while longer. There’s something that I really need to talk to you about.

Paulina: Well, well, okay, then I’ll just kick off my heels right here then. Oh. Oh, so, uh, what’s on your mind, darling?

Lani: Well, I’m thinking about surprising eli with a trip as–as a christmas present. And, uh, I know christmas is a few months away, but if i wanna get us decent airfares–

Paulina: Mm-hmm, you gotta do it well in advance. That is the way to go. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful gift. So what kind of trip? Where to?

Lani: I’m not sure. And of course, we need to schedule time off that week for the both of us and then there’s the babies–

Paulina: You want me to take them? Done. No notice necessary.

Lani: Okay, great. Also, I don’t know where to go. So wanted to get your advice on where we should go.

Paulina: Oh, well, let me see. There’s so many amazing places to visit. Greece is one of my favorite countries. You can go to the islands. Or italy. I have a special affection for tuscany. Oh, such gorgeous scenery and such great food. But it’s hard to find anything but great food in for all of italy.

Lani: You know, I think eli would prefer more of a city.

Paulina: No brainer. Paris. Everybody loves paris.

Lani: Ah, I’ve um, I’ve never been.

Paulina: Of course, you haven’t–oh. It’s all because of me.

Chanel: You’re proposing to my mom?

Abe: Well, that’s what I wanted to discuss with you this morning. But you know, I’m gonna do, uh, I’m going to make this brief since your mother may– may be here any minute. Look, chanel, your mother and i have gotten very close lately. And at this point in our lives why–why wait to make a firm commitment? So I wanna ask her to be my wife, which means that I will be your stepfather. And I wanna know what you think.

Chanel: What I think is you’re the best thing that’s happened to mama in forever. You’re one of those guys who when you say everything’s going to turn out all right, it actually does. So… I know you’ll make mama happy.

Abe: Oh, that’s so, so nice to hear, chanel. And, and, and what about the part about me being your stepfather?

Chanel: As you know, my own dad died when I was real young. So, uh… I don’t really remember what it was like having a dad, but I’m guessing it’ll be nice having a step one like you.

Abe: Thank you for that, chanel. And I guess it would be wonderful having a stepdaughter like you. So do I have your blessing to marry your mother?

Chanel: Yes, you do. Definitely.

Abe: Oh, thank you, chanel.

Kayla: Doug thinks that marlena tried to kill him?

John: Well, it’s obvious that he’s not in his right mind, right?

Kayla: That poor man– to believe such a terrifying thing. Oh, wait, sorry. Excuse me.

John: Yeah.

Kayla: Dr. Johnson. Oh. Oh, okay, I’m on my way. Somebody just pushed the call button from doug’s room.

Doug: Stop! Leave julie alone.

Demon marlena: You can barely walk, old man.

Doug: Don’t you dare touch my wife.

Demon marlena: Let go. Get back, get back!

Doug: I won’t let you hurt her.

Kayla: Oh, my god.

John: Doc, what’s going on in here?

Woo! You are busy…

Rafe: Oh, I was just thinking about A…work thing. What brings you by?

Ava: Well, gabby and jake, they’re at the house and they’ve commandeered the kitchen. So I thought that maybe I could take you out to dinner.

Rafe: Are you asking me out on a date, ms. Vitali?

Ava: Mm-hmm, I am.

Rafe: Oh.

Ava: And, you know, maybe we’ll go to the brady pub. You obviously like their coffee.

Ej: Do you know the first thing I did right after samantha left?

Nicole: I’m scared to guess.

Ej: I removed every single trace of her from our home. It was quite cathartic.

Nicole: Oh, well, I’m sensing there’s an object lesson somewhere.

Ej: You say you want to move on from rafe. Getting rid of this silly reminder might do the same for you.

Nicole: Well, it’s not like I can give it back to him.

Ej: Since you’re avoiding each other.

Nicole: Oh, we’re not avoiding each other. We’re just maintaining a certain distance.

Ej: Right. Well, however you characterize it, since giving the bear back to rafe isn’t feasible right now, how about finding duke a new home altogether?

Chanel: So what’s on the menu for tonight?

Abe: Well, I– I called your grandmother in florida and I got her to send me the recipes for all of paulina’s favorites. So I have them cooking in the oven until paulina gets here so they’re ready when she gets here. And lani is stalling her while I’m cooking.

Chanel: Pecan pie?

Abe: Oh, well, I– I did that earlier, so it’s cooling already.

Chanel: I hate to tell you this, but big mama screwed up. Mama hates pecan pie.

Paulina: Oh, there I go, putting my foot in it again. Nothing new there, right? Oh, oh, I’m so sorry, lani.

Lani: Auntie p, it’s okay.

Paulina: No, it’s not okay. Going to paris was your dream when you were a little girl and that, that trip I promised, it never happened. How did I not even think of that when I opened my fool mouth?

Lani: Auntie p, it’s okay. Really, okay? And I’m sorry that it made you so upset.

Paulina: You’re sorry it made me upset? Honey, I’m sorry that I broke your little heart when you were all of eight years old. What kind of a– person does that to a child? Lani, darling. I think it’s high time that we talk about what happened back then.

John: Hey! Hey, you should be in bed. Come on, doug.

Doug: But you don’t understand.

Kayla: Julie, can you hear me? Julie. Julie, wake up. Oh, there you go. Can you sit up?

John: No, no, no, no. You stay right here. You’re doing great. It’s all right, we’re gonna take care of everything.

Julie: Oh! [Winces]

[Exhales slowly] Oh, I guess so.

Kayla: We’ll get that looked at. Do you remember what happened?

Julie: I don’t know.

Doug: It was–

Marlena: It was a blow to the head.

John: That doesn’t make any sense.

Marlena: I hate to say it, but it was doug. Feeling stressed in your skin?

Abe: I don’t understand. Olivia said she was sure that pecan pie was her favorite.

Chanel: Mm-mm. Big mama’s confused, that’s my aunt tamara’s favorite. Mama’s favorite is key lime.

Abe: Well, I guess I have to make a key lime pie.

Chanel: Well, maybe there’s some ice cream in the freezer.

Abe: Oh no, no, no, no. That won’t do. I mean, this is a special evening and I want everything to be perfect. Please, please tell me you have some limes?

Chanel: Uh, I’ll check. I’m pretty sure we do.

Abe: All right. Then I’ll go look up a recipe.

Chanel: Oh, you know what? Let’s make it together. We can have this thing in the oven in 20 minutes.

Abe: Aw. You are the best.

[Both chuckle] All right, I’m gonna call lani now. I’ll text her.

Lani: It’s all right, auntie p, it was a really long time ago.

Paulina: But pain I–I never meant to cause you. I know it’s still there. So now that it’s– it’s out in the open, I just wanna clear the air.

[Phone beeps]

Lani: Well, um… maybe we can do it another time. I think we both should go home. I know you’re tired and–

Paulina: No, no.

Lani: I really wanna be there for eli to put the kids down.

Paulina: Please, please. Please, not yet, not yet. Let me just– let me just get this out here once and for all.

Lani: Okay. Sure.

Paulina: All those years ago, every time I used to pop in and see you and your mom, your nose was in a madeleine book. Nothing made you smile more than when you dreamed about paris. I wanted to be a part of that dream. So I promised you that summer trip and I dreamed that dream right along with you. But all those letters I– I sent you…

Lani: We were gonna eat homard, visit the louvre, and ride les bateaux.

Paulina: You remember?

Lani: I’ve read those letters until they fell apart.

Paulina: And then I broke your little heart. Never showed up, never apologized, never said a word about it.

Lani: Oh, well, you had an important business trip.

Paulina: Said your mama, who lied. And I was the coward who let her tell that lie.

Lani: You both lied to me? Why? Huh? What is the real reason you didn’t take me?

Ej: Is there a problem?

Nicole: No, not at all. I don’t even know why I held onto him that long, but I do know that I am starving, so–

Ej: Allow me.

Nicole: Oh, thank you.

Ej: Shall we?

Nicole: Yes. Purse– oh, you know what? I–I forgot my phone. Uh, it’s on my desk. I’ll be right back.

[Whispering] Sorry, duke.

[Clears throat]

Ej: Find it?

Nicole: Right where I left it. Must’ve been low blood sugar.

Ej: We can remedy that with a feast at julie’s place.

Nicole: Oh, great.

Kayla: Doug attacked julie?

Julie: No!

Marlena: Well, I–I came in to check on doug and when I walked in, that’s when I saw doug hit julie over the head with this. So, of course, I–i grabbed it away and then that was when you came in.

Doug: Oh, no, no. That is not what happened.

John: Take it easy, buddy. Just try to relax.

Kayla: Get in the chair? Are you able to do that?

Julie: I guess.

Marlena: Here, let me help.

Doug: Do not touch my wife.

John: Don’t get all worked up, here, doc’s only trying to help, doug.

Kayla: Do you remember what happened?

Julie: Not much. I was getting doug a drink of water. I turned my back for a second and something hard hit me and– and it all went black.

Marlena: That was what I saw. Doug hit her over the head.

Julie: No, he wouldn’t do that. Darling, I know you would never do that.

Marlena: I–I know how hard this is to accept, but doug just hasn’t– hasn’t been himself.

Doug: I am myself. You are not. She did it. Marlena did it!

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Marlena: Wait a minute. I hit julie? What earthly reason would I have to do that? Do you need any more proof that he is confused?

Doug: I am not confused. She did it. She tried to kill my julie.

John: You just gotta try to take it easy, buddy.

Doug: I have to protect julie. I have to, john, ’cause I love her. She’s my wife. You cannot keep me away from my wife.

Marlena: Oh, for heaven’s sake, now this needs to stop. Listen, kayla, I think we’ve got to sedate him.

Julie: Oh, it can’t be that bad.

Doug: I know who you are. I know what you did.

Kayla: I’m sorry, but marlena’s right. It’s for doug’s own good.

Doug: What?

Julie: Don’t! Oh, please don’t!

Doug: Don’t, kayla, please.

Kayla: I’m sorry, doug. I’m really sorry.

Doug: Don’t–[Cries] I love you, julie. I love you, my beautiful girl.

[Sobs]

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Ej: My favorite wine. Favorite vintage.

[Inhales and sighs] There it is, nape of wild animal neck. Just a hint.

Nicole: Mm, delicious.

Ej: To moving on.

Nicole: To moving on.

[Glasses clink] I don’t know about wild animal neck but this is heaven. And it is the most expensive wine on the list.

Ej: I’ve always enjoyed the finer things in life. As I recall, so do you.

Nicole: When it’s affordable.

Ej: Well, it’s a good thing you’re not with rafe. I assume he’s more of a beer and pretzels kind of a guy. So what do you say, chateaubriand for two?

Rafe: Yeah, no, I, I will have the report on the da’s desk in the morning. Okay. Yeah, I’ll let you know. Okay, thank you. I’m sorry about that.

Ava: No problem. So?

Rafe: So.

Ava: Ready to go to the pub? What ya thinkin’? A burger, some chowder?

Rafe: Yeah, I’m thinking I was actually at the pub for breakfast and for lunch so maybe we could do something different, like, um– I don’t know. Oh, what about julie’s place? Yeah, you could check on your job application.

Ava: Yeah, julie’s place sounds great.

Rafe: Okay.

Ava: But I have rethinking my career goals as of late. You know, why limit myself to the kitchen when there’s so many opportunities out there?

Rafe: Oh, right, yeah. Like working for phillip.

Ava: That’s one, yes. But I also have been putting the word out everywhere that I can think of to see who’s hiring.

Rafe: Okay. Well maybe you can tell me all about it over dinner.

Ava: Mm.

Rafe: Okay?

Ava: Yes, but you know what?

Rafe: Hm?

Ava: Don’t really–[Laughs] Don’t wanna bore you, you know?

Rafe: You never could. Okay.

Ava: Okay?

Rafe: Okay.

Ava: Dinner? [Chuckles] Thanks.

Paulina: The real reason that trip never happened, I was being selfish when I made that promise of seeing paris together.

Lani: How were you being selfish?

Paulina: It was all about me. I wanted to be the one to give you your heart’s desire, to do something special, just the two of us. I cut your mama out when I made it our little secret and that was just, that was just plain unfair. I had no right.

Lani: Why not?

Paulina: There are two secrets. Abe is not lani’s father and tammy is not her mother.

Marlena: How can that be? Tamara raised her.

Paulina: Yes, she did. But I gave birth to her. I am lani’s mother. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Lani: Auntie, what is it?

Paulina: I couldn’t take you on that trip because when I told my sister about my big plans and how I’d sworn you to secrecy, she shut me down. Hard. She was right.

Lani: She thought you were being too extravagant. Like when you got me the pony or sent me all those gifts that she made me send back. She thought you were trying to spoil me.

Paulina: Tammy was right. She raised you with a firm hand. Look, look how you turned out. You’re a strong, wise, independent young woman. And if she’d let me spoil you the way I really wanted to, who knows.

Lani: Or your heart was in the right place.

Paulina: But I broke your little heart into a million little pieces and I don’t blame you if you never, ever forgive me.

Lani: Auntie p, I already have forgiven you.

Paulina: You have?

Lani: Yes. Please, please do not ever worry about this again. Okay? I love you so much.

Paulina: Oh, you just don’t know how much this means to me.

[Sobs]

Lani: Come here. I come from a long line of huggers.

[Both chuckle]

[Phone beeps]

Paulina: Oh, let me guess, your man wants you home.

Lani: Something like that. And I think you earned that glass of wine.

Paulina: Oh, hoo, oh. Oh, yes.

Abe: Oh, you have some mad baking skills, my dear. I mean, you know what? I can’t believe you made a pie that fast.

[Chuckles] Oh, you know what? This table is not ready. Candles, I need candles and, oh, music–

Chanel: On it.

Abe: Oh, no, no, no. You gotta be exhausted. Let me–

Chanel: No way, I’m into it now. Your job is to get the romantic playlist going.

Abe: Okay, thank you.

Chanel: Oh, but there is one thing.

Abe: Sure, name it.

Chanel: If you don’t mind, I’d like to hang out for a little bit so I can see the look on mama’s face when she gets here.

Abe: Well, there’s nothing I’d like more.

Ej: Mm, you have to admit this beats a growler of locally brewed swill, doesn’t it?

Nicole: Really? Rafe again. I thought that defeated the whole purpose of this dinner.

Ej: You’re quite right. We did agree to put rafe and samantha in the review mirror and so we shall.

Ava: [Chuckles]

Rafe: Ah.

Nicole: [Sighs]

Julie: Doug would never hurt me.

Kayla: Julie…

Julie: Well, it doesn’t make any sense, kayla. I was getting a drink of water, I just turned away for a second. The man is so weak, he can barely walk. How did he leap up, grab a tray, hit me so hard on the head that I passed out?

Kayla: You know, when tripp and I were taking care of him after he collapsed, he woke up and suddenly, almost violently grabbed tripp’s arm. We were amazed at his strength. You know, sometimes in cases like this–

Julie: He’s not a case. He’s my husband. And he doesn’t have dementia and he didn’t do this.

Kayla: There was no one else in the room.

Marlena: Except marlena.

Marlena: You know, as a professional, I’m–I’m trained to be objective but… when it comes to our sweet doug, oh, I find this heartbreaking.

John: I’m sure it is. So you wanna tell me what happened?

Marlena: I did, I told you.

John: I mean, why did you leave your office and go to doug’s room? You said you wanted to go to your office because you were fuzzy on the details. You wanted to listen to the recording of the session to see if it would jog your memory. Did it?

Marlena: It did.

John: Okay, what is it? What did you learn?

Marlena: I learned that doug is more of a threat to julie than I had thought.

John: More of a threat? In what way?

Marlena: He said he wanted to kill her. On the outside, I looked fine.

Nicole: Well, fancy meeting you here. Hi.

Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, we were gonna go to the pub–

Ej: Mm, nothing like a good burger and beer, hm?

Ava: Ej dimera, you remember me?

Ej: How could I forget? One of my most notorious clients. You’re looking well. Still very beautiful.

Ava: I heard that you were in pretty bad shape for quite a while. Looks like you’ve made a full recovery.

Ej: I am much better now.

Rafe: So you two are out celebrating, huh? Business must be good.

Ej: Business? This is pure pleasure.

Paulina: Ooh, walking in high heels should be an olympic sport. Oh! [Chuckles] Well what’s this– mmm, something smells delicious. So what’s the occasion?

Abe: Well, I got inspired and thought it would fun to make all your favorite dishes. We have braised short ribs with red wine sauce, oven roasted potatoes, sauteed wild mushrooms. For dessert, the piece de resistance, homemade key lime pie.

Paulina: Key lime pie. Did you say key lime pie?

Abe: Yeah, I did.

Paulina: Who told you that was my favorite?

Abe: It’s not?

Pauline: I hate key lime pie.

Marlena: That’s why I went racing to doug’s room. And if I hadn’t gotten there when I did–

John: You really think doug would’ve killed julie? This is hard to process.

Marlena: I know. I believe that doug has lost his mind.

John: Mm.

Marlena: I think he’s gone around the bend.

John: Oh, baby. Doug also told me something that upset me as well.

Marlena: Oh, what was that?

John: Earlier he said that– that you had tried to kill him.

Marlena: Why would he say such a thing? He–he’s tried to kill julie. Poor julie, she’s spent her whole life loving this man and it’s come to this. It’s just–it’s tragic.

John: Hey.

Kayla: Well, doug is finally resting. I’m gonna take julie for an x-ray just to make sure everything’s all right.

Julie: I don’t need an x-ray. I’m just so worried about doug.

Marlena: We all are.

Julie: Marlena, I know what you thought you saw, but you are wrong. And I will shout it from the, from the rooftops. My darling would never attack me.

Doug: No, it was not me. I did not hurt julie. It was him. Please, god. Please, don’t let him hurt julie anymore. Please, please, god.

Marlena: Julie, I know how difficult this is to accept.

Julie: Because he didn’t do it and you keep accusing him over and over again when he told you he was innocent. You’re all frightening him, all of you. How can you? How can you?

Marlena: Julie, I’m so sorry, but you need to face the truth. I know how painful this is for you. How painful it is for all us who love doug so much. But in my professional opinion, doug has become a danger to himself and to others. And so it, it needs to be my recommendation that doug– that doug be committed to bayview.

[Eerie music]

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