Days Weekly Best Lines September 16, 2022

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Ava (to Johnny on why she couldn’t have sex with him): For starters, I’m old enough to be your…I’d rather not say the “M” word.

EJ (to Li about Gabi): How long does it take to say goodbye to a man who’s been dead for four years?

Li: Today was an emotional day for Gabi. I proposed to her today.
EJ: Yes I’m aware. Tony and Anna told me about your blissful announcement. Let me be the first to offer my condolences.

Orpheus (to Steve, Roman and John): I’m sure you figured out by now that I’m behind what’s happening to your precious women Sweetness, Doc, Sneezy. I’m sorry I meant Kate.

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Chanel. I, uh, I, I wasn’t expecting to see you here. Yeah. I, I wasn’t expecting to see you either.

It’s me. I need you to track down my dead brother. No, not Jake, my other dead brother, Stephan. He’s my ticket to winning myself of his widow once. And for all

Gabby, I’m not sure what you mean. Well, you, you do remember the other night at the mansion when Ava thought she saw Jake at the. Of course. So we all thought she was hallucinating and turns out she wasn’t. So it had to be Stephan. So my question to you is if she saw him, how did you not see him too?

Oh my God. Uh, am I seeing things. No Chloe you’re stunning. Blue eyes are as keen as ever.

Stephan that’s me. I’m alive. Well, how is this impossible. If you let me in, I’ll tell you all about it.

What are you talking about? I, I didn’t murder anyone. Don’t try and deny agree. Objection, your honor. This outrageous allegation has absolutely no basis in facts, your honor, as, as we’ve established, uh, Mr. Damara, she doesn’t have a shred of evidence to prove her case. So out of desperation, she’s making this up.

I am not making anything up. You killed your uncle Philip curus in cold blood.

Like sand through the hour are the days of our lives.

Well, that’s lie. I’m afraid not this man is a murderer. Objection. That is absurd. Tread carefully. Ms. Damara. Were you, or were you not charged with the murder of Philip CUUS? The charges were dropped. The da didn’t have a case because the police never found Philip’s body. Of course they didn’t. After you were done with them, there was nothing left, but a prosthetic leg.

So Ralph kept you alive this entire time. Yeah, he eventually brought me back when he found a heart. Found it where

actually I have no idea. Well, this is unbelievable. Does your family know? Does Gabby know she must be over the moon? Quite frankly, I don’t give a damn how Gabby feels. What I don’t care about Gabby, Chloe

woman, I care about is you.

Hmm, Stefan must, uh, run off before I arrived. That that doesn’t make any sense. I mean, you said that Ava fainted and you arrived and you caught her before she hurt herself, right? She fainted because she saw Stephan. If he ran off before you showed up, I mean, how did you catch her? Wouldn’t she have just fallen to the floor.

What exactly are you accusing me of? Do you think I’m lying to you?

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see you here. You and Ali are together now. Um, Anyway, can I come in? I need to talk to my sister. Oh, she’s not here right now. What’s with a bag. I need a place to crash and I was hoping Allie might let me stay here. I, I thought you were staying with Ava at the Salem in not anymore.

Why? Why are you making such a big deal about this? Come on, Ava. You cannot blame me for being protective over my brother, especially since, since what? Since I know what you’re capable of, when a relationship goes wrong, you’ve threatened to kill my aunt. Kayla. If my uncle Steve didn’t sleep with you, you tried to frame Ray for a crime.

He didn’t commit. All right. Well, just rest assure you. Don’t have to worry about that with Johnny, because you say. Well, first off I care about him. And second, we are not in a relationship Chanel and I saw you two going into the Salem Inn together. Yeah. Okay. Johnny stayed with me overnight in my room, on the floor.

Okay. We’re buddies. That is it. See worry. You’re pretty little head about me hurting your brother.

I’m not. I’m not accusing you of anything. I’m just, I’m really trying to figure out what happened just because Stephan’s alive. Doesn’t mean Ava stopped having hallucinations of Jake. She still could have seen Jake when I opened the door. That would be quite a coincidence. I don’t know what to tell you.

Gabby. I didn’t see Stephen that night, but I did see him a little while ago. Where here,

Chloe, you must remember that we, we had something special. When you were living under my roof, I know it started out as me just giving you a safe place to stay, but we were building a deeper connection, something that went far beyond friendship and gratitude. Wait clearly don’t remember that you were sleeping with Gabby behind my back guessing I was an idiot to fall for her tricks.

It clearly she was trying to seduce me to get revenge for her going back to prison. And if I had my way that two face sadist would still be there. Stefan, come on, Chloe. What Gabby did makes my blood boil. She wanted to destroy. But in the end, she destroyed you and me

if opposing counsel’s plan is to continue making slanderous statements about my client, asking questions, Mr. Damara apologies, your honor.

The last place that Philip KIIS was seen alive was at the river bay. Yes. And Chloe left him there and when she returned, he was gone, but you were there isn’t that, right? That, yes. And isn’t it true that Chloe found you. Passed out drenched in Phillip’s blood and a bloody knife next to you with only your fingerprints on it.

Answer the question, please. Yes. And speaking of blood, wasn’t your blood alcohol level determined to be more than three times the legal limit. Objection, relevance. The fact that Brady. Was blackout, drunk and slaughtered. A member of his own family is very relevant in determining whether he’s a fit parent.

No, that is not a fact those charges were dropped ultimately. Yes, but everything leading up to those charges being filed in the first place is a matter of police record. And since Mr. Black refuses to answer my questions, I would like to enter those records into evidence

when Allie and I saw you and Ava. The other night at the Salem end, we thought you were getting a room together. Yeah. I, I only stayed one night. Um, when my dad kicked us out, it was pretty late and neither of us had anywhere else to go, so, oh, okay. I, I thought that you two were sleeping together. no, no. Um, it, it was headed in that direction, but, um, Ava had second thoughts because she just lost her husband.

Right. She’s still grieving. So you wanted to sleep with her, but you didn’t because she had, she couldn’t handle it. Yeah. Eva is a very attractive woman, obviously. And when she was staying with us, she and I, we, we really bonded. So maybe someday when she’s ready, who knows. Right. Who knows Stefan was.

Sitting right there in your chair. He told me he’d been here all night. My office, why? He said he wanted to be somewhere familiar where he felt in control. Wonder if he was looking for me, he wasn’t. How do you know that? If you’re worried about me coming in between you and Gabby, you don’t need to be

quite frankly the thought of her turns my stomach. He made that pretty clear. I see. Do you have any idea where step went? Maybe he, uh, went looking for Chloe lane.

So Stephan, you got past what Gabby did to you. You fell in love with. You married her that all may be true, but I realize now that that was a huge mistake. Look, Chloe, I never should have gotten involved with Gabby and I certainly never should have let you go.

Now. I know this is all very overwhelming for you. But it’s a good thing. It’s a wonderful thing. We can be together. Now we can pick up where we left off.

Um, I’m sorry, Stephan, but that isn’t gonna happen. I’m with someone else now

who Brady.

Your honor, I can assure you that whatever is in those records, there’s no bearing whatsoever on what kind of a father I am, that it was an isolated incident in which I harmed no one. Now this woman on the other hand has been terrorizing people for years. Objection. She has not only gone after me. She has gone after almost every single member of my family.

Your honor, she stabbed my grandfather. She raped my brother. She was caught. Single-handedly trying to kidnap our own daughter. The list goes on and on. I can keep going. I served my time. Who’s granted a full pardon for everything I did. Yes. And that, that doesn’t change the fact that you did it, that’s it.

You drug people, you held people hostage, you poisoned people. Kristen, Ms. Black, please remind your client that Ms. Dara’s past crimes are inadmissible. Fine. Let’s talk about her recent crimes. What about the fact that she threatened Chloe? Just a couple days ago in my office with a letter opener Brady, please.

I’m just, I mean, don’t be a fool, your honor. I mean, this woman is still the violent psychopath. That she’s pretty much always been your honor. I apologize for my client’s outburst, please disregard it. He has nothing further to add. Please Dira. I’m sorry, just need a moment, please.

Your honor. I believe that after reviewing those documents and considering Mr. Black’s outburst here today, frightening volatility that you just witnessed. I believe that you will get a full understanding of why I don’t want my daughter being raised by a homicidal alcoholic.

Don’t get me wrong. Ava. And I, we do have a real connection. So you said, but like I also said, she’s just, she’s not ready to jump in anything serious. She’s just started a new job. She’s trying to find a place to live. So, and she’s old enough to be your mother. She actually is trip’s mother. And did you think about what he, what he think if he knew, knew what I just told you?

She and I didn’t sleep together yet. But you said it’s because she isn’t ready and that it still could happen. It could. Yeah. But right now it’s just, what, what are you thinking? Just that, even the fact that you wanted to have sex with Ava and that is still might happen. You know, I’m, I’m starting to wonder if this is about what trip would think or if it’s about what you think

Well, I must admit I am relieved. Ah, I am sure you are Johnny. And I had had our issues and our relationship right now. It’s strained. Like I said, But he’s a really good person and he’s just been through a lot lately. Yeah. I mean we all, yeah. Um, I’m, I’m sorry. I did not mean to come across as insensitive I’m I am really sorry for your loss.

Thanks. So, um, Johnny’s not staying with you anymore? No, no. I told him he needed to either move. Home where he needed to find a new place to live.

What are you talking about? Lee? Why would Stephan go see Chloe? You remember what he said yesterday at the crypt? How you ruined his chances with her? Yeah, but that, that couldn’t mean anything. Their relationship. If you could even call it, that was a big pet, nothing. That’s not the impression I got from Stephan.

Stephan’s been unconscious for four years and Ralph has been watching over him. We don’t know what that nut job did to his brain. Clearly, he’s confused. So you’re saying Stephan didn’t have feelings for Chloe. He took pity on her for like one minute. He helped her out of a jam that she got into with a drug Lord.

That’s. The only woman he’s ever wanted was me. Actually, the only woman he ever really loved was me. Are you sure about that?

You’re with Brady. Yes. I’m in love with him.

I don’t understand.

He was in on the plan with Gabby to break us up he’s as deceitful and manipulative as she is, that was a long time ago. And we’ve moved past that. Oh, listen, Stephan. I I’m, I’m glad that you are alive. I, I really am. We are not going to be together. So I, I think you should. I think you should go


I’m not giving up on you, Chloe. I was given a second chance that life. And I’m hoping you will give me a second chance at love.

I am sorry about this Brady and I know what you did to Phillip. Wasn’t your fault. He didn’t do anything. I understand your denial bell. You love your brother very much. And a part of me will always love him. He used to be such a good and decent man. It’s true, your honor. He was such a wonderful person until he got involved with Chloe.

Again. Objection, your honor. Earlier you said that your only concern was the best interest of the child. And to that end, you allowed me to question Ms. I simply am just trying to paint a full picture so that you understand how dangerous that woman is. Go ahead. Earlier, Chloe admitted to being a kidnapper.

Now, is she learned from this or changed her wicked ways? I mean, we wouldn’t be here right now, but sadly and tragically, she did not. And it breaks my heart cuz you were doing so. You worked hard on your sobriety and he was stable. He was thriving even. And then along came glowing. She used your jealousy of Philip to work her way back into your life.

Drove you to the bottle again. And then eventually to commit murder. Once again, your honor, this is pure fiction. She pushed you to kill and who knows where she’s gonna push him next. And that is why I very reluctantly ask you to grant me full custody until Brady rids himself of miss Chloe lane. I don’t want him go anywhere near my daughter.

If you’re implying that I’m jealous. No, no. I’m just surprised you’re being so judging. Judgey. How am I being judgey saying she’s old enough to be my mother. She is, it’s not a judgment. It’s a fact. Okay. You’re the one who was all I’m attracted to the person, not their gender. So if gender doesn’t matter, then why should age?

Okay. It doesn’t, or at least it shouldn’t. And as for my friendship with Ava,

she needed someone to be there for, to comfort her. So did I, we were both feeling kind of lonely and lost. You get that right? Yeah. I, I, I kiss

now that Ms. Damira has finished presenting nothing but wild inaccuracies and outright lies. I would like to present some truth. I have several witnesses lined up who would love to testify as to what a wonderful father Brady is. That’s enough for one day. We’ll resume in the morning. Thank you, everyone.

Court is adjourned.

Nice try Kristen.

You know, your little, uh, Your little smear campaign. It’s not gonna work. Really think that judge is gonna just forget about all the terrible things that you’ve done. It doesn’t matter, she can’t consider any of them. But what she can consider is that you acted like a total lunatic here today, combined with the documents that I gave her documents that clearly state that the charges against Bri were dropped only because his granddaddy went to bat for him.

It’s another thing I need to tell the judge about what are you talking about? Don’t play dumbbell, Victor and Kate signed a document declaring that Phillip was legally dead. And then all of a sudden they revoked. Why did they do that? Because the police never found Phillip’s body. Victor knew he was gone and that he knew it was too late to save him, but not Brady.

So he talked Kate into pretending that there was no murder so that his beloved grandson wouldn’t go to prison. You know, that I didn’t feel Philip. And you know that I would never put Rachel in any kind of danger. This is not about. This is about your pathological jealousy, Kristin. That’s what this is about.

No, no. Brady. This is about your deadly obsession with a home wrecking baby stealing horror. No, I didn’t wanna bring her up, but I had to, because it is my obligation to protect Rachel. And when that judge reads about you and the bloody knife and your drunken blackouts she’ll agree that I did the right.

That I had no choice, but to tell the truth about you and Chloe,

of course, I’m sure that Stefan loved me, but like I said, he’s just a little confused right now and he hasn’t fully regained his memory, but he will. I wouldn’t be so sure why not? When he realized we were engaged, he congratulated us, said he was glad you moved on and hoped we’d be very happy together. He was just being polite.

Okay. It doesn’t change the fact that there was only one great love in his life. And that was me.

Have you found Ste yet, then try harder dam it. My brother couldn’t have disappeared into thin air.

Hey, what’s going on? Oh, Johnny came by because he wanted to ask you if he could stay here, he needs a place to crash. I heard I’ll take the couch and I promise I won’t be any trouble. So what did he, SIS? I’ll have to think about it. I’m I’m your twin brother. You don’t really want me out on the street. Do you?

I mean, I’m sure you have plenty of other options besides my couch. You didn’t tell him that he could stay here. Did you? Of course not. This is your place. Look, Allie. You’ve got nothing to worry about between me and Chanel. She chose you. You shouldn’t feel threatened. I. But why should I help you with anything?

Because family helps family, right? Like how you tried to get your ex-mother-in-law to help you break up mean Dupre

does a part of you really still love Brady.

That’s what I said. Isn’t. and you know how much Rachel loves her father, right? He’s her whole world.

What is your point? The entire time that you were on the run? Brady raised your daughter all by himself and he was incredible. So what you’re doing, trying to cut her out of his life is. I don’t see it that way. No, I know. I know that you’re angry that Brady doesn’t want a future with you, but Brady and Chloe are going to be together no matter what, and cutting Rachel out of his life, isn’t gonna change that.

It’s just gonna traumatize her even more. I mean, do you know how stressed out she is? Do you want her to keep suffering? No, of course not. Okay. Then drop this suit and let’s work out a joint custody arrangement with Brady. Forget it, Kristen. He only wants what’s fair. He’s not trying to shut you out of Rachel’s life.

Brady is willing to, to forgive all the things you’ve done in the past, because he knows it’s in the best interest of your daughter to have a relationship with both of her parents.

Chris. And I know that it’s, it’s really hard to set aside your pain and your pride. I know that feels impossible, but if you love your daughter and I mean, I really believe you do, you’ll do it. You’ll do it for her.

Great. Thank you. Hey, Hey, how’d it go. After I left from bad to worse, Kristen tried to convince the judge that I killed Philip. What? Yeah. She even gave, uh, the judge a record of police record of all the gory details. And I, I blew up too. I blew up in court. I don’t think it helped my cause much. Aw, I’m sure bell can sort this out.

Yeah, I’m hoping she can too. Why don’t we call her right now and let’s start brainstorming. No, babe, I don’t want, I don’t want to brainstorm. I can’t, I I’m fried. I just have to hope that tomorrow is better. I wanna take a shower. I just want a shot. I would love for you to join me. Honestly. I would love that, but, uh, there’s something I need to talk to you about and I know it’s really bad timing, but it’s, it’s kind of a big deal.

Okay. Uh, tell me, well, um, Stephan Damara showed up here today. He’s alive.

my God. It is true. I heard you were back. What? Wonderful news. appreciate the warm welcome. Although we’ve never actually met before. In fact, the only other time I’ve seen you before today was when I went to visit you in the hospital and you were wrapped head to toe and bandages seems we’ve both made miraculous recovery.

Perhaps it’s something in our DNA after all we are brothers. We’re also strangers. So E. Why are you so happy to see me?

I know. Huh? It’s a shock that Stephan’s back.

Ha you two were in love. You, you were, you were married, but Gary, a lot of time has passed. It’s clear, Stephan doesn’t feel the same way about you as he did in the past. He just doesn’t remember how he feels about me.

Maybe it’s better that way. What do you mean you’ve moved on with your life since you lost him? You are in a really great place right now, Gabby, we are in a really great place. We’re engaged. We love each other don’t we? Of course. So imagine how complicated it would be. If, if he remembered his feelings for you this way, you’re both free to move on.

The slate is wiped. I know how hard this must be for you, and I’m gonna do everything I can to help, but you also have to do everything to help yourself by forgetting about the past and focusing on the future, your future’s with me, Gabby heavy. You need to let Stephan go.

Are you being so nice to me, us, I like having you around and I care about you AFA

a lot.

Did didn’t I apologize for teaming up with Paul. Not that I recall. Hmm. Well then I should have you two Chanel. I, uh, I’m very sorry. I know that that was a mistake and I’m trying to move past it. Mm-hmm with trip’s mother who is around the same age as our mother who just lost her husband about five minutes ago.

They relax Allie. Okay. I just finished explaining to Chanel and nothing happened between us. We’re just friends. Yeah. She told me that it was her decision that you pursued her and she rejected. . When did she tell you that? I just talked to her, but I know you Johnny, and I know the one, you want something, you go after her with a vengeance.

and you don’t, you wanted Chanel and you went after her, even though she’s my ex-wife. Okay. If you’re trying to convince me to let you stay here, you’re not doing a very good job. You’re right. You are right. And I am sorry again, but I still need a place to crash. So what do you say? Can I take the couch?

Hi, just don’t get too comfortable.

So Stephan told you that that marrying Gabby was a mistake. Yeah. And that he wants me back. Well, that’s, that’s insane. I mean, hold on. Unless, unless what do you think, well, who, who would benefit from this? Who, who would benefit from, from step and all of a sudden being alive and then pursuing you? What do you mean?

You remember? Not too long ago, Kristen knocking on the door and coming in here and saying, where is. As if she was expecting someone to be here with you, what if that person she was expecting to be here was Ste, oh my God. That must have been it. Yeah. Has to be. So you’re thinking, I’m thinking that Kristen’s up to her neck in this.

I love my daughter with all my heart and soul. I. She’s everything to me, that’s why I’m doing this. So you can tell your client that as long as Chloe is in his life, I’m not dropping this case. And given how things went today. I think I have a real good chance at winning. Wow. You won’t even consider making a deal.

You want a different outcome. You convince Chloe to let Brady go move on to someone else. Us plenty efficiency.

We may not know each other, but we are. Family is everything to me as it was to our father. And he would say that this occasion, his two sons reunited would call for a toast

to the return of Stephan O Damira.

I know we’ll do great things together at the family company. Thought you were no longer CEO. I was unceremoniously unseated by your widow, but she was voting the shares she inherited from you. Now that you are back, perhaps a situation might changed. How so? As I understand it, your feelings towards the former Mrs.

Taira have gone cold. Clearly I can’t stand the. So I thought perhaps the two of us could work together to take back the company and we could start by getting rid of Gabby.

I really appreciate your support, Lee.

This is it’s a. And I, I just, I can’t talk about it anymore right now. I just really need to be alone.

I understand. I’ll give you the time you need.

I love you Gabby. And when you’re ready, I’ll be here.

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Hey, you didn’t so much on your way here. Are you okay? Not great. I could, I could lose Rachel to. Today, it’s scaring the hell outta me, Chloe. How could a judge give a woman like her complete control over a child? I mean, come on, Kristen has spent most of Rachel’s life in prison or on the run. She has no idea what personal responsibility is, especially for a little girl.

Now, you, you are the best father that any kid could wish for. Keep saying stuff like that. I like that. Sorry, I’m gonna. First Kristen, no idea, but knowing her probably up to no good Kristen, what you and I have to talk later, I’m doing court and I’m running behind. You might wanna make time. It has to do with.

I have to let you go.

You came back to me and this time. I’m not gonna let you go.

Hey, was your day, Johnny? What are you still doing here?

Like sands through the hour class. So are the days of our lives.

I was taking a shower. Okay. Well, you agreed that you would only be here one night and I’m fine with that. Not, uh, not crazy about sleeping on the floor, so, okay. And you shouldn’t have to, so please, please put your clothes on and go have my orientation at Damara today. And it wasn’t a lot of fun. What happened?

I really don’t wanna talk about it to you. You know, you shouldn’t still be here. Chill. Okay. I went to the gym. I got cleaned up and now I’m on my way. Oh, okay. You gone home, you mean to my dad’s house? Well, I don’t know. That depends on if he’s changed his mind about trying to ruin my life. Lord who in the world could that be?

I forgot. I, uh, I ordered lunch room service. Huh? Oh, oh, that’s great. You know, why don’t you just take an ad out and a spectator saying shacking up with Ave vital. I was hungry. Okay. Don’t freak out.

Get your clothes on. You’re coming to me.

Seven you are alive. You’re you’re back. Really? You’re you’re back.

I’m your wife. You ed, my name. Don’t you remember me? Of course, of course. I remember. Then then you remember how much I love you. Well, I don’t love you. In fact, I can barely stand the sight of you.

Are you?

Dr. Rolf tells me you ordered him to awaken Stephan last night. Yes, that is right. He hadn’t finished programming. I had no choice. I am on my way to my daughter’s custody hearing. And Chloe Lane’s promised to take the stand and make me look like the worst mother who ever lived. And I need Stephan to distract her and come between her and Brady ASAP.

Well, I hear it. That’s not what happened. Wolf told him to go straight to Chloe. Where the hell did he go instead?

Do you. Actually I do

well. Kristen’s, lawyer’s not here either. I think it’s possible. She decided to call the whole thing off. She’ll be here. Yeah. What would she up to?

Where are Ms Damira and her attorney? Uh, we have no idea, your honor. I don’t tolerate tardiness in my courtroom. No, nor should you. Uh, Ms. Damira is the one who wanted to revisit custody and, uh, If she can’t bother to be here on time, she’s not really demonstrating her ability to care for a child 24 7. So I move to dismiss the case.

An apartment oven is not meant to crank out this many cookies. I cannot believe the bakery oven went down. Although I guess I kind of can, since it turned out 10,000 cookies for apes campaign, which is now cap put and little, did we know we’d be making 10,000 more for mom’s campaign? Yeah, I hope she hasn’t changed her mind about running.

Yeah, I hope so too. And I sure wish that she hadn’t forgotten to cancel the initial order, which is now all wrong. Yeah. Well, it’s family for you, right? Tend to take advantage of you. Yeah. Speaking of family, um, have you talked to your brother about what. Um, you know, the fact that he’s sleeping with trip’s mother,

I’m not going anywhere with you. You’d prefer to have this conversation here. I’d prefer just not to have it at all. You’re going to have to come home at some point. Harold said you left with enough clothes only for one day. I’ll be fine. Sharing a drip coffee maker in a 10 by 10 room with a woman. You barely.

don’t characterize a relationship. You don’t understand he’s notoriously untidy as I’m sure you’ve noticed. I’m just doing my best to take him off your house. Yeah. Well, who asked you to, excuse me? You said what you came to say and Johnny and I have plans this afternoon right here in this room, actually.

So unless you’d like to stay and watch. I suggest you get the hell outta my room. You hurt her.

I’m just caring for my son’s wellbeing.

We’ll make that mistake again.

You’re not just screwing with me. Stephan really went straight to Gabby. He went straight to the Damer crypt. Gabby just happened to be there after Jake’s Memorial service. Okay. So he didn’t go there looking for Gabby. I don’t think so. Considering he told her he never loved her and blamed her for wrecking his relationship with Chloe.

Okay. Great. Brainwashing work. We both got what we wanted. It would seem so why the hell did you scare me like that? Because you took a very dangerous chance and went behind my back to do it. Okay. You expect to be in the. You’re the one who pulled the plug on stuff in, he survived. Didn’t he? You sure you don’t know where he is?

The last time I saw him was yesterday, Gabby wanted to take him to the hospital and then he took off. I have no idea where he went. Okay. Well, you know, what, if someone saw dead stuff into barrel walking around, I’m sure we would’ve heard about it. One would think anyway, Gabby’s a mess. She didn’t sleep at all.

Last night. She took off at the break of Dawn for. Well, she claims that Stefan is the great love of her life. And you expect her to shrug off him coming back from the dead. You want Stephan to go after Chloe, you’d better hope Gabby does shrug it off. You know what? He still wants. Chloe. He’s going to go after her.

And it doesn’t matter what Gabby wants. And besides she’s your problem? I got my own battles to fight.

I’m not gonna say goodbye to you. Never again,

miss Damara is almost 20 minutes late. It doesn’t sound like Kristen to me, to me neither. I’ll give her the full 20 minutes. That’s about 60 seconds from now. If she doesn’t show up, I’ll grant your motion to dismiss. Uh, I am. I apologize for the delay, your honor. I was unavoidably detained. Where is your attorney?

I fired her. Have you come to ask for a continuance? No, I have decided to represent myself, your honor. are you kidding me? And I’d like to call my first witness Chloe lane.

This is not a trial used to matter. It’s family court. And this is my courtroom. I ask the questions and I make the determination on custody. Right. I know. Uh, But the forms that Brady and I filled out there was a section on spouses or partners of both parties. I know that. Well, I’m afraid that Brady’s lawyer advised him not to give you the full information about himself.

And Ms. Lang, is that what happened? But I said to say they were just dating. Can you explain what you mean? Delighted, your honor, what? Your honor. Oh, yes. Yes. I’m. It’s a lighted, your honor, I went to Chloe’s room last night. I wanted to straighten things out between us. Oh, here we go. And Brady answered the door in his boxer, shorts, he and Ms.

Laneer having a very serious relationship. They spend all day together working and then spend their off hours together as well. There’s no inherent problem in that. Yes, there is your. Our daughter hates Chloe. Okay. Objection. This is pure speculation, Ms. Lane, isn’t married to Mr. Black and she’s not Rachel’s caregiver.

She has no role in these proceedings other than to provide my client with moral support. I’ll decide what her role is.

Do you have anything more to say? Yes. What worries me is that you don’t know Chloe, the way I. And I think it’s very important that you know the truth about her Ms. Lane, please come forward. Yes, your honor. I’m gonna allow Ms. Damer to ask you a few questions.

Oh my God, please be seated.

Ms. Lane. I’d like to ask, how do I say this in legal ways? Why are you trying to steal my daughter from.

I don’t know if Johnny and Ava are sleeping together and neither do you all. We saw them the other night walking into the end together. What do you think they were doing up in that room? Macrame. Okay. There is a power struggle going on at Damara, so I’m sure Johnny’s house is a zoo. Maybe he and Ava just couldn’t take it anymore.

Right? Also, if I’ve learned anything from these past few months, it is that I need to stop judging my brother’s decisions and start respecting them. It’s his life. So you’re gonna respect the fact that Johnny is moving in with trip’s mother. Okay. It’s weird. Yeah. It’s weird. I’ll give you that. I admit that, but.

I don’t know, trip and I are broken up. So, so it doesn’t bother you. No, but God, it seems like it bothers you.

Oh, great. My lunch game. Do you want to split my sandwich with me? No, Johnny, I want you to leave. Oh, I thought maybe. Changed her mind about us. Okay. Well, you thought wrong because I was very clear with you. Right. That I’m grateful for your support and your friendship, but , we are not gonna sleep together ever.

You just told my dad, we were gonna spend the afternoon together in bed to drive him crazy. And he deserved it because he has made my life miserable. Since Jake died.

Your role in the company does not give you the right to enter my home without permission. I’m looking for my husband. Oh, don’t tell me, you and me have made it illegal already. We have, and I’m looking for Stephan, your brother. Why don’t you go to the Crip? I did. That’s where I found out that he’s alive.


Stephan, what are you doing here? You know,

when Dr. Ralph and Christian woke me up,

I wanted to get the hell out of there as soon as I. I didn’t know what the hell to do with myself. Finally, I decided to revisit my old life house, my grave, as you know, where did you go when you left? What did you do? Just wandered man.

I don’t know, seeing Gabby made me realize maybe I wasn’t ready to revisit my old life. Understandable.

So I was dead four years, technically. Yes. Wow.

So much has changed. Hm. And yet, so much has stayed the same. Did you come here to see Gabby God, no small office, right.

I wanted to be somewhere when I felt control. So sat down at this desk. And as soon as I did, he walked through the door. So you didn’t see Gabby here this morning? No, I’m sure she’ll be here soon. Unless you get going, you really don’t want to see her.

Look, leave.

If you’re worried about me coming in between you and Gabby, you don’t need to be

quite frankly the thought of her turns my stomach.

I stayed in the der after Jake’s service. Cause I, I wanted to. To look at Stephan’s plaque and say goodbye, big life for that. Isn’t it not in my head. He’s been living there rent free since he died. And I, I just felt like that was getting in the way and I wanted to let him go. So I said my goodbyes and I turned it around and there he was.

Staring at me in the face. Oh great. Now I have two crazy women on my hands. It’s bad enough having to deal with Ava insisting. She’d seen dead. Jake. Now you’re seeing dead. Stephan is this lunacy contagious? Not lunacy. Okay. I saw Stephan. And so didly Lee saw him too. You’re sure. Ye yes. I’m sure. Okay. I’m not.

And neither is Ava. She wasn’t hallucinating her dead husband. She was just seeing mine in the flesh.

Look, I told you, I’d go back to my house when my dad stopped trying to run my life. But you saw, I was just now he’s never gonna stop and I’m never gonna go crawling back. Okay. Well, you have a trust fund. Can’t you get your own place yeah. Paying for, with daddy’s money. Doesn’t exactly. Make a statement.

And what kind of a statement does it make for you staying here in our room that I’m paying for? Hmm. I mean, with you sleeping on the floor. Oh, my dad wouldn’t know that. At least the, the sleeping on the floor park. Okay. you argued with your dad over you working at Damara and then he backed off. Right? So now what, you’re picking a fight with him over me.

I didn’t pick a fight. Okay. I told him if he kicked you out, then I was leaving too. The way he’s acted towards you towards me. Why the hell would I want to go back to that? Uh, mausoleum as you called it. I would much rather just stay here with you even sleeping on the floor.

It, it doesn’t bother me if Johnny and Ava are together. I, I just think it’s gross. That’s all. I mean, Ava’s got a son who’s older than Johnny. Okay. So if Johnny was with somebody his own age, you would be totally fine with that. Uh, yeah. Yeah. It’s just the Ava thing. You almost pulled that off Dupree, but not quite.

I know you too. Well. What are you talking about when you chose me over Johnny? You said you were sure about your decision. I was, I said, why are you sitting here obsessing over who Johnny’s obsessed with? I’m not obsessing. I do not. Yeah, if you say so

I am not trying to steal your daughter. I have a son that I love dearly and his love is more than enough for me. Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that you stole another woman’s child to give your son a little sister. Oh, your honor. This is ridiculous. I’ll decide that when I hear Ms. Lane’s answer. I have never stolen a child for any reason.

Didn’t you give birth to Nicole Walker’s daughter? I did. I was a surrogate. A self-appointed one. No, that is not true. Nicole asked me to be her surrogate, but you became pregnant and didn’t tell Nicole, she didn’t know that the baby you were carrying was hers and her late husband. That’s because I was afraid I was going to miss Carrie and I didn’t want her to be disappointed.

Ah, well, she must have been very disappointed when you backed out of your agreement to give her custody of that little baby girl. I did what was best for that baby at that time. Okay, your honor. This has absolutely nothing to do with who deserves custody of Rachel Black, any response Ms. Dara, Ms. Lane went to extreme links to hold onto another woman’s child.

Your honor. What do you have to say to this? Ms. Lang Nicole was with a terrible violent man at the time. Oh, oh. Oh. So you didn’t approve of her choice of a partner. I mean, did you come here into family court? No. No, no. You played judge all by yourself, your honor. Can I ask Ms. Lane a question? Go ahead. What is your relationship to Nicole and her daughter now, Nicole and I.

Best friends. In fact, when she has to be away, she asks me to take care of Holly. Thank you for your testimony, Ms. Lane, you’re excused.

We’ll take a 10 minute recess.

I am so sorry. Kristin played that judge like a poker hand from a stacked deck.

Give it to me straight. How bad is it? Well, it’s not over yet, but it’s worse than I expected.

Why are you trying to make me feel guilty? I didn’t do that to you. When you were deciding between me and trip, are you acting this way? Because Johnny has somebody new and he’s not panting all over you anymore. No, I’m just worried that, that he might be sleeping with a woman twice his age from a mob family.

The last guy she was with commissioner Hernandez. Mama said that he cheated on her. And when he did, she tried to have him sent to prison. She’s not going to do something like that to John. And how do you know that? Huh? He’s your twin brother. Don’t you care? What happens to him?

Ava? I know I came on pretty strong hoping that you and I could be more than friends, but. I respect the fact that that is not what you want. So I am totally fine. Just hanging out with you here, watching TV, ordering room service. Okay. Johnny, you really are such a sweet guy and I’m so sorry that you don’t get along with your dad, but it doesn’t mean you belong here with me.

I mean, in this room, it’s just, it’s not the answer, you know, nothing. What is, and I can’t go home. You saw that. So, where do I go?

How can Stephan possibly be alive? He got Ralph, like you did wait a minute, babe. Are you sure it was Stephan you saw and not Jake? Yeah. I saw the scar on his chest where his heart used to be. And who’s hard. Did gro get in? I don’t know. I don’t know, but I have a lot of questions for Ralph when I track him down.

All I know is that he had Stephan all nice for four years and he just decided all on his own to bring him back. No, I think that your sister, Kristen had something to do with that decision. Why? I, I don’t know, but when I saw Stephan, I noticed he was wearing one of Jake’s suits and he told me that Kristen gave him that Claudia’s my sister up to now.

So, what are we in for at the end of this recess? I have no idea, but I definitely see why Kristen fired her lawyer. She wants to run this show and she is so the, uh, the rule of law thing of the past, is that the way you’re gonna play it today? Did I bring up anything that wasn’t true? No, I did not.

I know I keep going back and forth about testifying against her, but now, now I really want to do it. Well, that won’t be easy, especially when you can’t mention anything from Kristen’s past. And you’ve been working with her. Which could be interpreted as condoning all of her past bad behavior. Ugh. Well, she hasn’t been pardoned of trying to stab me with a letter opener.

Okay. Well, she’s just gonna spin that. She’s gonna accuse you of going her into it. So Kristen just gets to do whatever she wants to do, basically. I would’ve to hand my daughter over to somebody that, that just shoots people up with drugs and kid them. All right. Really? Brady, just calm down. We’ll get our turn, Chloe.

I, I really think that the best thing you can do right now is not engage. In fact, I think you should.

Don’t accuse me of not caring about my brother. The thing is that Ava is Henry’s grandma and she adores him. So I need to be careful before I go stir things up with her. Even if she could mess up Johnny’s life, the way she did the commissioner. If Johnny wants to talk to me about Ava, he knows where I am.

Oh. But other than that, you don’t give a damn, where are you going? I’m gonna go take these cookies to my mother alone. Yeah. She not alone.

Johnny it’s, it’s not up to me to tell you where to go or where to live. I just, I just know it can’t be here, but me and even though I told you you’ve been a great comfort to me and not to mention you are. You’re funny. You’re smart. You are a great guy. Well, I think you’re pretty great too. So why am I gonna see you again?

I dunno, probably not for a while. That’s what you want.

See him.

I have no idea what Kristen is up to, and I have no idea where Stephanie is.

How did he take the news of your engage? Uh, no, I’m not talking about my personal life with you. Am I right? Concluding that. Seeing Stefan wasn’t the joyous reunion you’d hoped for. Don’t go to hell EJ.

They’ll say shouldn’t be surprised that Gabby ended up with the chairman of the board and in turn with my old job,

should be interesting to see what happens next.

What’s wrong.

Just realized. I,

I have no idea where to go. you mentioned something about Chloe lane yesterday. So Gabby came between the two of you. That’s right. I was on my way to see her when I got sidetracked. She’s um, at the Salem Inn now that’s right. That’s right

now. I know exactly where to find her.

Wait, you want me to leave? Because Kristen went after. Isn’t that caving. So you asked for my professional opinion and I gave it, Kristen is making all of this about you. And I think getting out of her line of fire is the best idea.

And Chloe, you know, that if you testify against Kristen, she’s gonna make you out to be the bad guy in Rachel’s eyes. Right? Well, I would do anything to help you get full custody. So if. Friends me leaving then. So be it. Okay. Good luck

leaving so soon. Well, what’s there to stick around for, we all know how this is gonna turn out. You are going to lose badly.

I’m just getting started.

Troy actually. Hey, how’s Henry doing? He’s great. Yeah, we should set up a time for me to see him. Yeah, sure. Um, do you have a minute? Yeah. Why I’d like to talk to you? It’s about Johnny.

Why would you wanna talk to me about Johnny? Because I wanna know what the deal is between you two and you should talk to him, but you’re the only person who can tell me what I wanna. Which is what exactly are your intentions with my brother?

Ally? I’m sorry. I came back because I didn’t wanna leave things. All ally, are you here?

Where is she?

My intentions. Yeah. You know, what do you want from Johnny? Wow. You know, I would’ve expected a question like that from your mother, but not so much from you. Mm. Believe me, my mother would shoot first and ask questions later. So what is this? Huh? Some sort of test that if I fail, you’re gonna Sammy on me.

now I’m not gonna tell her anything. So what is this, Sally? It’s just, my brother is very vulnerable right now. He acts cool. He acts like he’s over Chanel, but he was devastated when he lost her to you, uh, after you dumped my son trip. Yeah. Okay. I, I told you that I was sorry for the pain that I put trip through and I thought you and I agreed to be civil.

Okay. For Henry’s sake. Right. Okay. Back to Johnny. Mm. Look, even though our relationship right now is strained. I know that a lot of the pain Johnny has gone through has been caused by me. And I just wanna make sure that he does not get hurt again. Why would you think that I would hurt your brother?

Well, father there’s been yet another strange turn of events. It seems a widow Damira is no longer widowed. Dr. Wolf has returned Stephen to us. Which means that Gabby shares D nearest stock now belongs to him. In fact, they could be the key to prying her little fingers of the CEO’s office once. And for all, I might not be able to do anything about Ava Tali right now, but if I can get rid of Gabby.

It might not matter

how you doing here, looking for you, where have you been? Uh, I was getting worried about you. I, uh, I couldn’t concentrate when I got here this morning. So I went in a long walk. I still can’t believe that Stephan’s alive, who. Such a shock. Yeah. Poor. She thinks she sees Jake. She thinks she’s hallucinating.

And I mean, someone’s gotta set her straight. Although, although what I, I just realized Ava thought she saw him twice, but she passed out the first time. And by the time I got to the door, you were standing there. So if it was Stephan, how could you not have seen him?

I’ll be right there.

The hearing is back in session, please be seated. Your honor, all of Ms. Ramirez’s complaints seem to revolve around Chloe lane. She hasn’t said anything about my client’s character or his fitness as a father, because there’s nothing to say. Rachel Black is a happy, healthy child in Mr. Black’s loving care.

I really see no reason to change the current custody arrange. Your honor, I’m not finished making a case from a custody. God, what? Now you have something else to say. Yes. I would like to ask Brady, um, excuse me, Mr. Black, a few questions. If you would allow it. Mr. Black. You’re up?

What is the matter with this judge? Why is she treating Kristen like a normal person? Doesn’t she read the spectator? Has she been living in a tree? Okay. Just answer the questions, honestly, like we rehearsed, well, we rehearsed for a lawyer, not for her. She’s going to. Don’t rise to the bait,

Mr. Black. Can you explain to me why you think it’s appropriate that our daughter be raised by a murder?

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What is all this? This is the first day of married life. You don’t think it’s a little over the top. If anything, this is restrained. After all the time we’ve waited after all the false starts, we are finally irrevocably married. I think that’s cause of celebration. Don’t you? And you know what? This is just the beginning,

Nicole. I, what a surprise. Uh, I need to talk to you about something. Can I come in?

This must be it.

I hear the women you love are under the weather.

I’m sure you figured out by now that I’m behind what’s happening to your precious women, sweetness, stock sneezy. I’m sorry. I meant Kate and I, I don’t want keep you in suspense any longer about what’s in store for them. Wait, does that sound ominous? It does. Doesn’t it. I’m guessing that by now you, uh, you’re getting rather sick of me, but the ladies they’re

like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

I get CROs all over the bed. You know, sometimes I worry that you are just too romantic here I am, or head over heels and love bride groom. And you’re like, you gonna get crimes in the bed. I’m just saying I don’t want there to be like irritating crus in the bed. Should we choose to stay here? All. Oh, mm-hmm so you’re as serious.

That’s even better than

I’m also just very, very, very happy me too. And I meant can’t believe we really are married.

We’re finally at the happily ever after part of our story, I. What you mean yesterday? I woke up and I was just hit with this sense of dread. Like, is there gonna be a tsunami? Is Kristen gonna show up in another mask? Like, what is it gonna be that ruins the wedding this time? So then when Gwen showed up, but she didn’t change anything, you were still married.

Mm-hmm anyhow. I was just scared. Sarah Gwen is in the past. There’s nothing else she can do to us. Yeah. Just, I don’t know. I, I didn’t know who else was gonna drop in while I was gone. There was Gwen and Chanel. I mean, you had a fiance and a wife are quite busy. Just, I don’t know who else claimed your heart while I was otherwise engaged.

I’ve hit a nerve. No, I was thinking about something totally unrelated with coffee. Xander, you better tell me, or I’m gonna assume the worst. There was someone else wasn’t there. Yeah, but it was just a one nice time.

Let me guess you had another dream about me. No.

If you don’t tell me what happened in the stream. I’m, I’m just going to imagine something worse. I dreamt that, um,

I call you in bed with Eric.

No, I didn’t have another dream about you, but I do need to speak with you and I’d rather not do it out here in the hallway.

Okay. Come on in actually

better yet. Why don’t. I get dressed. I don’t meet you downstairs.

Yeah. Okay. I probably should have called first. I just need a few minutes. Okay.

Nicole said that she offered Eric a job, a basic black. He didn’t say anything to you about it? No, he, he didn’t. Huh?

I have to say, I, I really regret having to resort to this, um, one way video communication, because more than anything right now, I would sort like to see the looks on your faces, but what are you gonna do? You can’t have everything, right? So I’ll just have to rely on my imagination.

I have to think that right about now, Mr. Johnson has draped a protective arm around sweetness and in my mind’s eye, I can see my old friend John’s patented scowl.

And Roman well, Roman looks about how Roman always looks a little bit bilious, but I digress. The reason for this video among others is to reassure you that what I’ve infected the ladies with is not Contag. No, you men will remain perfectly healthy to watch the women die.

What am I saying? you’re not gonna willingly watch the women die. No, no, no. You’re men of action and you take great pride in that. No, but this is a medical deal. So what are you gonna do? You gonna strap on the old armor? Hoist your lances, Mount your steeds and charge into the fray. Mm fair ladies. It seems I’ve effectively sidelined your nights and their heroics in this final instance.

Isn’t worth know that word. My son likes to use. And so just. Squat. It ain’t worth squat. Now I know you don’t want to keep listening to this. I know you want to throw your phones against the wall, but you can’t risk it. Can you, I have to assume by now that you’ve realized the whole kidnapping and. Puzzle solving bomb thing was an elaborate ruse, uh, kind of misdirection to cover up the real reason I needed your, your women, isolated, unconscious.

I’m afraid. I was a little less than candid. I apologize, but I did leave you clues along the way. I always have. And you’re hoping I still will. In fact, right now you’re hanging on every syllable. I utter hoping that discern a hidden message, because it would be unbearable for you to think that I’m making you listen to all of this, simply because I enjoy torturing.

It meant nothing. It was, it was just sex. Oh wow. Whatever girl wants to hear on her honeymoon, Sarah, who was it? Does it matter? Tell me who it was and I’ll tell you if it matters, sir, you have to understand. I, I thought you’d left me. I underst. But you need to understand that when we agreed to get married, I thought I knew everything about what happened when we were apart.

And I thought I had had time to hate this word process. It, you have to trust me. I need to know who it was.

So when did Nicole offer Eric this job? The other day? So when she went over to Eric, But then she saw you there. Well, just this morning, Eric was telling me that he doesn’t even sorry. Ah, I have to take this. Yeah. Sorry. Hernandez. Yeah.

But didn’t you tell me that your brother owns a fashion company? Yeah, he co-owns it with. All roads lead to Nicole. I’m sorry. Yeah, no, I’m sorry. That was, that was a dumb thing to no, no, it’s okay. I understand. You know, but actually, you know what, actually, there is something that kind of crosses my mind.

Yeah. Yeah. I could talk to Jack dev. I mean, I, maybe there’s some work. I can do it for the SPECT. They’d be lucky to have you, if he had an offer, he would’ve said something.

So, Nicole, why are you lying to your husband?

Hey Chloe, listen. Um, I’m gonna be late coming into the office because I need to talk to Eric. No. I decided to speak with him in person because the delightful Jada told RA about the last time I popped in to see Eric and now I have to do damage control because rave had a nightmare about Eric and me, man.

She really must have spun things to make Rafe, have a dream like that. And I’m like, I, I need to talk to Eric and get him to back me up. Why, but, well, because when RA was so upset and he asked me why I went to see Eric, oh, I, I told him I went to offer him a job. Yeah, I know. I know. That’s why I’m here to make that lie.

The truth, Nicole.

Uh, Chloe. Um, I gotta go. Okay, bye. Hey, have you had any coffee yet? Uh, yeah. What did you mean about making that lie? The truth. Oh, Eric, this, this, this is awful. Uh, Kristen is trying to break up Brady and. When she even went to Gabby and got her to put her in charge at basic black, and now she’s making all these negative job reports and trying to get Chloe fired.

And I told her that I am not gonna let that happen. All right. So why would you wanna make these lies to the truth? What you wanna expose Kristen? Well, co knows what I mean. And that’s all that matters. Anyway. I I’m, I’m running a little behind, so I wanna tell you why I stopped by this morning. Okay. So I think I mentioned this the other day that we’re looking for a photographer at basic black.

No, you didn’t. Well, we are. So what do you think about coming to work for us? I, I, you know, honestly, I can’t even believe you’re saying this. Why, why wouldn’t I great photographer and we want the best. Yeah. Well, I was just telling Jay, I was thinking about maybe going back to my photography, you know, even, maybe at the spectator.

Well, there you go. Great minds and all that, right? I mean, we’re both thinking the same thing and the same day and Jeremy about each other at the same time,

Eric. I, I can’t stop thinking about you. You’re very woman, Nicole, what about.

Nicole Walker, you slept with Nicole Walker. I’m not sure they heard you down at the front desk, but she hates. and for my understanding for good reason, Sarah, it wasn’t about loving and hating. It was just about need. And Nicole and I bumped into each other when we were pretty much at rock bottom. Oh. And then you continued to bump into each other all night.

I had to explain, I thought I’d lost you forever. And Nicole. Well, we were both very drunk and oh, Nicole was just so I don’t know, lost and alone. So this was after she and Eric broke up? Uh, no. So she was married when you bumped into her, married to a man. She hadn’t seen almost a year, a man who had canceled like three or four trips home because he’s so wonderful and saintly that you couldn’t be bothered to spend time with his wife.

I, so he felt sorry for her. I was so sorry. As I felt for myself. So did Eric find out, is that why he asked her for a divorce? No, they had, uh, other issues. So he doesn’t know. No, he knows. How did he find out?

Does it really matter? I mean, they’ve moved on. They got divorced. I mean, Nicole’s married to Rafe now. If Eric was in Africa, did she tell him? And that’s why they got divorced? Like, why wouldn’t she just ask for a divorce and then let it go.

There’s more to it. Isn’t there.

Nicole. Didn’t tell Eric. I did.

Oh, was Sean new news about Leo? No, nothing yet. Uh, anyway, listen, you were telling me about, uh, Eric and, uh, job at basic black. Yeah. Uh, you know, I was thinking. I had a late night last night. And I think I just got things a little mixed up. Eric did mention a photography job, but he didn’t mention that Nicole offered one.

Um, I mean, you know, Eric, he plays things close to the best busy Fernandez.

Okay. What the hell?

Oh, apparently the lab has a backlog and can’t get us the results of the warehouse that Orpheus used until tomorrow. So I’m gonna go pay them a visit to if I can convince them to change their minds.

Think of it, the explosive device you diffused could have offered a much quicker death, much like the one my Rebecca experienced when Roman put a bullet in her heart and broke mine. Yeah. You could have spared them a prolonged agony by not saving them. Irony of ironies. But I understand you couldn’t help yourselves.

You see yourselves as heroes and you have to play the part. Yeah. Now you’re gonna get a chance to do it one more time, because you’re gonna have to use everything in your power to find out what exactly the women have contracted. And good luck with that. I’m sorry. Was that in poor taste? Yeah, no, it was my apologies for my bedside manner.

We can’t all be, uh, Dr. Johnson or a Dr. Evans for that matter. I will say this and I’ll give it to you straight, no matter what you do. The prognosis is certain death.

You think that it all began with a simple little sneeze? It’s a lot to absorb. Isn’t it? Have you all fainted dead away. So the symptoms are just the beginning and know this. They will grow in severity. And become increasingly more painful.

I do wish I could stick around and see you all suffer, but I guess I’ll just have to bequeath that pleasure to Roman, Steve and John. You three will stand helplessly by and watch the woman you love. Leave you.

Then you’ll finally know what I felt when you took my Rebecca ladies. See you all in hell and gentlemen. I’m afraid that I, uh, I won’t make it back for the funerals. So allow me to be the first to say to each of you, I’m sorry for your loss.

You told Eric as if that was something that needed to be shared as if it was your call. Did you even tell Nicole that you were going to, oh, it’s so much worse than you could even imagine. It’s worse.

I crashed our anniversary party and told the whole crowd that is so much worse than I ever could have imagined you set out to publicly humiliate them. Did you feel like a big man bragging about your conquest to a crowd? That’s not why I did it. And for starters, their marriage. Brightness. I mean, she was miserable and he was an arrogant and absent jerk.

I don’t think that you’re in any position to judge Eric. And as what, like he, he had it coming Xander, you cannot justify what you did. It was cruel. No, it was business. Sammy Brady paid me to do it. She gave me a million dollars. She made me an offer. I couldn’t refuse Sarah. Oh, you could have refused it.

You should have you dunno what it was like losing you. Nothing meant anything anymore. No, don’t you do that? Don’t you dare put this back on me. I am not your conscience. I’m your wife. Oh, my God. I’m your wife. Well, you say that like as if the cosmic rug has been pulled out from underneath me, Sandra, it’s not just that you did it.

It’s that you, you think it’s okay. No, I, I don’t but you keep making excuses for it. My God. I’m now married to a man who destroyed someone else’s marriage for money. No, God I’ve heard enough more than enough.

Well, What do you say, oh, come on, Eric. You can’t stay here forever working for your dad. Slinging Ash. No, we’re making sloppy. Joe’s don’t even remember you told me you had a dream about, I mean, making sloppy. Oh Joe’s and yeah, right? Yes. . Yeah. And how it, the pressure cooker exploded. The buildup Uhhuh. Yeah.

Yeah. Yeah. Look, I’m sure Freud could explain more about my dream, but right now I wanna know how you’re feeling about the job. Look, I, I know it’s been a while since you shot high fashion, but I I’m sure you’ll pick it up in a heartbeat. It’s not what I’m worried about. What are you worried about? I’m wondering how reef’s gonna feel about us working together.

So we finally get the forensics report. It turns out to be a whole lot of nothing. Wait a second, you found something page three, line three, four.

Let’s see. Black ink used on the rope used to tie up the women. Yeah, Iny a very specific type of ink, industrial printing.

Are there any places around here that would use that kind of being only a couple dozen. Well, at least it’s a start. Maybe it’ll lead to where Ory is hiding.

So I see he sent you the same video. Yeah. So what do we do? What’s the.

Come on Sarah. Can you at least talk to me?

I can see now I should have told you before you should have told me that you broke up a marriage for money. I know it was terrible, but just let me. No after everything that Kristen and Gwen did to us to keep us apart after all the pain that they caused us, you’re gonna stand there and defend what you did.

I know I shouldn’t have told him, no, you shouldn’t have told Eric, you shouldn’t have humiliated him. And I shouldn’t have married. You.

There’s too many of them, by the time we check them all out, Orpheus could be long gone Orpheus. Doesn’t like to do anything randomly. He likes to drop clues. Nice. My little harp, maybe there’s a place that like prints sheet music or what was his wife’s name in the myth? ESY. No such luck. Oh really? This, mm.

Rebecca printing and graphics. Yep. Out highway nine. Orpheus’s late. Wife’s name was Rebecca. Let’s go. Oh,

oh, RA. And I talked about it. And he’s okay with it. why wouldn’t he be because you and I used to be married. Yes. But he knows we’re just friends now. He’s fine with it. He’s fine, Eric. I, oh, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt. I was just, I wanted to talk to Eric. It’s okay. We’re all. We’re almost done.

No, um, actually I’m, I’m glad that you’re here too, sir. Are you okay? You’re shaking you. I, um, thank you. I’m just I’m upset, but I, not that you have to worry about it. I just, I need to apologize to you to, to us. Why? Um, I just found out from my, um, my husband. My husband. Oh my God. You married Sandra. Yes, yesterday.

Um, but then this morning he told me that what he did at your anniversary party and, oh my gosh, you don’t have to say we remember. I just, I feel so awful about it. I do I I’m so sorry. I just, if it weren’t for him, you two would still be together.

Sarah. I mean, it is no secret that I hate Xander’s guts and I will never forgive him for what he did at the party. And as much, as much as I wanna blame him for what happened between Eric and me, I, I can’t, he didn’t break us up, but he was just a messenger and he wasn’t lying. I did sleep with Sandra. I broke our marriage vow and that’s on me.

I exclusively I’d have played, played a big part in that,

but you didn’t cheat on me. Yeah. But I spent almost every day, my first year of our marriage, 8,000 miles away, you know, when I thought I was, when I thought I was doing good checking in on my wife, like she was my baggage, checking in, checking out, claiming her whenever I wanted. I’m sorry. I finally saw Ken, you know?

Yeah. I was pretty eloquent that night. Maybe we should had this conversation earlier,


So you see Sarah, our, our problems were, were our problems. Xander was. A symptom and hopefully we’ve learned from our mistakes. Yeah. Hopefully

you okay. I know how much you hate needles. You’re asking me if I’m okay. Sweetness. Yeah, I think you, I, I, I think, I think we all need to just, we just need to act like we’re we’re on the job. We’re on the job. And then, and, and we’re gonna find out what this is and we’re gonna treat it. And, and in my head, I’m just gonna be in the ER, I’m just working in the ER and I’m just, I’m just keeping my head together.

And this is just like an ISA case. You know, we were gonna work from the premise that Orpheus light, that there is a cure and we’re gonna find it and all of our feelings. We’re just gonna put those aside. We’re gonna deal with them later. I think she’s right. Just being bizarre. Fors has said that he’s won doesn’t mean that he has won, but what he has done is underestimate us.

They forgot the rings. You’re the one who has to tell the boss last time they screwed up and ordered. He almost. Freeze Trump. It Trump. It,

my love we’ve been looking for you. Do you really want me to shoot you?

Couldn’t even make it past day one without screwing it up. Could you. Oh, Sarah, thank God you came back. I just spoke to Eric and Nicole and apologized for you. You did. Oh God. I thought you were leaving thing. I am. I just came here to pack. Look, I dunno what they told you, but she was just letting me explain anything that you say is just gonna make it worse.

It’s over Vanner, nothing you say or do can change.

Well, uh, that was out of the blue. Did she actually marry him? That’s what she said. I believe things aren’t working out for them. I mean, being the standup kind of guy that he is, well, they say the first day is the hardest. just poor. Sarah. She’s already been thrown off. Yeah. People are better off just not getting married in Salem.

I said, what we did wrong. I’m sorry. You don’t have to answer that. You know what I should go, but, um, just think about the job offer. Get back to me. You know what? I don’t have to think about it. Oh, well, good luck then. Oh, cool.

I’ll take it. You have.

Hi, low harp. You were under arrest for the kidnapping attempted murder of Marlena Evans, attempted murder commissioner. You say that as though I failed to do what I set out to do,

but you’ll soon discover how very wrong you are.

This is my fault. I brought this on. No, don’t say. Please don’t say that you saved me from or obvious ones before. And I know you’re going to save me from me again.

Okay. Well, call me as soon as you have the results. Alright, thanks. I just sent that maniac video to the ISA and RA, well, you need to tell them they have to find RO I. I think I, whoa, whoa, whoa. Oh, sorry. Sorry. Listen, we need to give this case to somebody else and go light. No, like they said, I will rest when I’m dead.

Are you okay? Well, I feel so tired. That’s not good. That’s that’s a good thing. So why don’t you just. Just try to get some sleep. Okay. And I promise you that, uh, right.

Oh, come on God, please. Help her.

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Good morning, morning cook.

You sleep. Okay.

Slept that haven’t slept that ages. Isn’t that to,

I’m not so sure about that doc.

Listen to me, everything is

come here. Okay. Tell me, uh, what is it? We’re still in trouble. Look at this. Or if this is not giving up. Maybe it’s not what you think.

Okay. Call in the second. You get this. I mean, it I’m right here. The second I give this what happened? Did the hash knock brown dam me? How do you think I felt when I woke up and you weren’t there? I’m sure you felt scared for me. I’m I’m sorry. I’m fine. I’m fine. I should have thought. Yeah, you should have Ory is out there somewhere.

Okay. Well, I just ran. To get this happy birthday again.

Oh my God. Eric, what, what have we done so beautiful in the morning when you wake. How do you manage that? How did this happen? No, it’s more like, why did it take so long? Because it was pretty much inevitable. Oh my gosh, this is awful. No, this is wonderful. This is everything we both wanted. Hi, Eric, what, what are we gonna tell Rafe?

You didn’t go home last night. He’s probably wondering where you’ve been. I told him I was gone on a business trip. Well, God, I don’t wanna hurt him. Do I? Maybe it’s for the best? No, this is, this has got to be our secret. Maybe can never, ever find out. I’m afraid. It’s a little too late for that.

Like sand through the hour. So are the days.

Now I’d find you here. How, how I’m a cop. You don’t think, I know when people are lying to me, especially my own damn wife business trip. Really know exactly what kind of business you were up to. Dammit. Nicole, we’re married. We’re married. How could you have betrayed me? Like.

Good looking, Eric. You remember it? of worries. Listen, I didn’t really plan on sleeping with you again last night. You mean I wasn’t on your to-do list? No, I mean, I figured he’s saying happy birthday to your dad. And then I would politely say the night get upstairs to my bed. Yeah. And got into a really intense guard game, less of for hours.

And we ended up here. Yeah. It’s pretty intense

sometimes bothering you. What is it? It’s just that I broke one of my hard, fast. And what would that be? I promise myself that I wouldn’t sleep with somebody until at least a third date. And technically we’ve only been on two, but then we already have slept together. So I guess I might as well throw that rule out the window, but it’s just that funny.

You’re a priest or we were a priest and I, I can’t help but wonder. Even in the back of your mind, if you’re before, if, if maybe you, you think less of me because we’ve gone to bed together and we just met.

You what I kept saying, I didn’t wanna make my birthday a big deal. Now this celebration is going on the what? Third day, just like the Newport jazz festival. Right? Go open it.

you see, I realize that you never had a cake on your actual birthday. So yes, I was very careless to you getting kidnapped instead of. Pick it on my cake. I know within the second cake, I sneezed all over it. So anyway, the third one that’s the charm. Okay, well what could go wrong? Okay. Nothing here. I got the candle lit.

There you go. So now think Aish.

Okay. All right. I, I have to wish. Okay. I’ll wish that the next time you leave me alone in bed, you leave me note or something. So I don’t get worried sick about you. Oh,

oh, I’m so sorry. I can’t believe I did that again. What is wrong with me?

Well, don’t touch ’em. They could be poison. But they’re not well at the very least, or if it could be messing with our minds again, sweetness, you know, I better call, I better call Ray and, and tell him what your husband sent your flowers. Those are from you. Yes. Sorry, baby. I didn’t mean to scare you. I mean, didn’t you read the card?

No, I didn’t read the card cuz I was, I was too scared to look at it. I’m sorry, sweetness. I just wanted you to have your yellow roses, right? This is our thing. I wasn’t gonna let Orpheus take that away from us.

They’re beautiful. Thank you. And they smell.

Well, this is weird. And yesterday you sneeze because there was too much black pepper on your steak. And now the roses they’re coming down with a cold. Are you? I don’t have any other symptoms. Well, I’ve given you roses so many times and I’ve never seen you sneeze. Oh, come on. People sneeze all the time.

It’s nothing. so you’re not contagious. Oh, oh, I see what this is all about. You’re not concerned about my health. This is a self protection thing. No. Oh no. I just wanna make sure that it’s okay to do this. Oh,

well it’s more than okay. Except for, I need to get to work and late. Okay. Do me a favor. Uh, I don’t need you to drive me. I. Would please just call me as soon as you get there. So I don’t spend the morning worrying about you. I can do that. Oh God. Let them find orf you soon. I hate living like this.

I’m so sorry. Well, you know what? Just cupcake, but I am worried about you. You sure you feel all right. Well, yeah, I mean, I keep on telling myself I’m fine. I think maybe it’s allergies or something, but the, honestly the denials aren’t really working because I just, I feel, I, I, I can’t even describe it really.

He feel a little warm. Yeah. Maybe that means I just have a cold coming on you now. Well, you don’t know that let’s get you seen by a doctor. Oh, Roman. I’m not gonna go to the doctor because I’m squeezing and you feel warm. I think you have a fever. Okay. Cause I don’t really have the energy to fight that.

And besides I wanna find out if I’m contagious because we weren’t exactly social distancing last night. Well, don’t worry about me. I feel fine. And if I did get it, believe me last. Definitely was let’s go. Um, I’m driving myself. Thank you. No, no. Yes I am. You’re not gonna be cooped up in the car with me and we don’t know what I have and no kiss goodbye either is a cold is three days coming, three days with you and three days going.

Come on doc, you know? I deal in facts. Things are not back to normal because Orpheus is still out there. I know that, but I won’t let him control our lives. And if things aren’t normal, I’m going to pretend they’re normal and you can pretend all you want. You just need to be careful. I will, John. He kidnapped three women.

And the FBI, the police are all looking for his faces plastered all over time. It doesn’t guarantee anything. Do we have to talk about it? Can I just not think about it please? For just one day

I’m um, I’m going to work. Oh, I’m gonna go to work because that’s what I do. That’s what is normal for me? And I want normal. Do you really have to go? I do John. I must have a, a to of work piling up on my desk. Look, look, let’s, let’s talk about it. Okay. Well, I have a little discussion here. See it it’s a beautiful fall day.

I was thinking maybe we could go down to the Inn on the lake and have a quiet little lunch, and I guarantee you, when you come back here, that paperwork will still be here. It sounds wonderful. Sounds like. Letting Orias run everything now. Oh, isn’t he, you know, I’m still kicking myself when Steve and I went after Stephanie thinking ORPS was following her.

And what was she doing? She was having a meeting with Paul, but there were distracted by who John, John stop it. You couldn’t have known what was happening. You can’t blame yourself for this. You can’t do it. And I’ve gotta stop feeling afraid and you’ve gotta stop feeling. We have to let the police handle this for us.

You need to be careful. I will be careful. Look it. The hospital has so many security measures in place. They’re on the alert. They know what our F looks like, and I couldn’t be any safer than I am right there at.

You know, I really hate you when you start making all these good points. I know. I would think you’d be used to it. You at least let me drive you there and drop you off. Okay? Okay. Cause if you don’t, I know you’ll just follow me anyway. That’s a fact mm-hmm

I wanna stay I’m. Get a shower. I, you make the coffee.

If you felt like I’ve judged you. I’m sorry. No, no, no. It’s it’s, it’s not you. It’s just that I really wanted this to happen, but maybe, maybe you didn. and I don’t know you very well. And, and I was a priest. I’ve never knew a priest before. Let alone. I’m not a priest anymore.

I still live by judge. Not unless he be judged. I wanted this to happen to happen again.

Okay. Okay. It was just a dream. Yeah. But you, you were clenching your fist. It seemed more like a nightmare. Tell me about it. Uh, I, uh, I dreamt, uh, How about you?

You had a dream that something happened to me.

Brave. What, what, why are you looking at me like that? How do you know? You can tell me anything?

Okay. You’re starting to scare me if you don’t tell me what happened in the stream. I am. I’m just going to imagine something worse. I dreamt that, um,

I call you in bed with Eric.

Oh, my God. Well, you, you said you wanted me to tell you. Yeah, I, I did, but it that’s so upsetting. Yeah. Telling me it was pretty damn real too, you know?

Now, before you knew that I was there. You,

you said that he didn’t want to hurt me. And then Eric said something like for the best,

oh my God. I can still see the expression on your face when you realize that I was there an expression on his face, too.

I’m sorry, you had such an awful dream. Yeah, but why? I mean, what we brought this up, I don’t know. Don’t I don’t, you know, maybe it had something to do with something Jada said at work, the other.

And what was that?

Hey, I don’t have to work this more. Hmm. So maybe a little breakfast in bed, unless you have to go into work. I have a little. I’ve gotten nothing but time. Yeah. See, that’s why I, uh, I work for my dad. See, I get to plan kind of my own hours and work when I need to work and work. When I only, when I have to, why not?

because you job, I wouldn’t describe it like that. You don’t enjoy working at the pub. You know what I do? I do. I, I really do. I like being around my. Yeah, he’s a great guy. He’s very supportive and occasionally funny yeah, no, he is. I, I really like him even when I was in Africa the last few years, mm-hmm , there was always something to do something that mattered,

I guess, just in the end, it just seemed to matter more than my marriage, more than my life here. And. Even when I had planned to come home, even if it was just for a few days, I always found a reason to stay. Mm. Would you wanna go back to Africa? That’s a point once you fired as a priest, there’s no going back.

Oh, I see. Well, is there something here? You could do something that matters. I know there is. I mean, there’s you remember how I said, I used to help run the Horton center. Mm-hmm well, that matters, you know, but I just, it feels like I’m going backward and I wanna move forward. Yeah, I totally get that. I’ve just, you know, I always always been clear about what I wanted to do, you know, set my sides on my goals, you know, and right now I’m just so unclear and I don’t.

What I want to do, and it’s new for me,

everybody. Come on. Hey, well, I just dropped off Dr. Evans at the hospital. Mm-hmm . I wanted to take Kayla to the hospital too, but she would let me, yeah. Yeah. She like me hover. I know, I know. I know doctors wants to put her head down and move forward. Like nothing’s wrong, but we know, or his is out there and this time I don’t want to be blindsided when he decide to make his next move.

We here safe and ouch. Hey there. Hey, just letting Steve know that I’m here safely. Mm-hmm . John insisted upon driving me to work this morning. Well, I guess we can’t really blame them for worrying about us. I have to say, I feel a little hypocritical being too hard on Steve. I have been known to worry about him or the kids irrationally at times.

I know I just hate it. I feel like I’m looking all over my shoulder all the time. Just it’s taking a toll. Oh yeah. I hear that. You know, just this morning, Steve. He sent me yellow roses and I thought they were for Morpheus. I freaked out and I threw them across the room. I understand. Every time we elevator door opens, I think it’s gonna be Orpheus stepping out.

Oh, Hey, Hey, you meet again. Huh? Oh, you didn’t see enough of us. Um, actually I came by to see you professionally Kayla. Oh yeah. I mean, I. I I’m feeling too good that I was wondering if you could check me out. Sure. Uh, what’s the problem? Well, I, I, I’ve been having this low grade fever, you know, I feel kind of weird, you know, I was actually woozy coming up here.

You do look kind of pale. You look more than a little pale. Maybe you should sit down. Yeah. Never mind it. It’s actually in Roman. He’s the one that insisted that I come up here. I, I I’m sure I’m gonna be fine. No, no, no, no. Why don’t we just get you to an exam room and check you out? Come on.

Okay. Oh, Kate, Kate.

Kate Kate, can you hear me?

Why Elena thinks we should just leave everything to the police. In fact, she’d be freaking out right now. If she knew I was talking to you about this, you know, I did, I called Sean and guess what? I got nothing on or you I’m talking nothing. Well, I don’t trust the radio silence. I know he’s up to something and I don’t wanna wait around for it any more than you do.

That’s right. That’s why I think it’s time for you and I to make a move on our own right now. Yeah.

I’m gonna call Roman. It’s a great idea.

You are what. Well, you faint it. You have a slight temperature. You were woozy, obviously. Do you have any other symptoms? Oh, sorry. I keep, yeah, you go. I don’t even feel like coming on. It’s so really? What, what are you, what are you looking at? I’ve been sneezing. I blamed it on pepper or roses, but I, do you have a, do you have a temperature?

I, I do feel a bit warm are thinking what?

Kayla, Kayla. Hmm. Talking about careers. Have you ever thought about being a. Seriously, this is really good. Or scrambled eggs, perfectly done. Oh, I’m glad you like them. I do enjoy cooking, but not my passion. Well, that is, I mean, I know you love helping people. Mm-hmm well, like I said, when I was working at the Horton center, I did help in counsel.

Hmm. Would you get back into that again? If there was a need, but you know, there’s a new director, right. Here’s doing a great job. Right, right. So what did you do before you were a priest photography? Really? Mm-hmm what kind? Fashion? Yeah, I got hired for a fashioned. Nicole. She was a model actually. Oh, I’m sorry.

And there was no need for that. Why not? You know, I’m freeing. Past relationship, you know, in my opinion, it’s just not a good idea. Well, I disagree. How can we get to know each other if we don’t talk about our past? Yeah, I guess that’s true.

So, uh, when you were working with Nicole, Photographing her. Hmm. Is that when you fell in love?

Come on Rafe. Tell me what Jada said. Hmm. No, it is nothing, nothing. Well, if it triggered a dream, I think it’s something. Uh, tell me what she said. Okay. She, she just said that she thought that you might think that it was weird that she was going out with Eric. And then I told her, yeah, I told her that I thought you were fine with it.

And then she just, uh, reacted, reacted how? Just like, um, No, it seemed like skeptical what? That, I’m fine with it. Yeah. What, and then, did she tell you that I went to see Eric the other day? Uh, no, she didn’t say that. Uh, you just did.

So you went to see Eric? Well, yeah, I did. Why?


Well, because I wanted to talk to him about something. Uh, and what did you want to talk to him about?

That was when Aquan I met long time ago. Hmm. So are you still interested in photography? I didn’t even catch. anytime I had a spare minute, I would, I would reach for my camera. Mm. I bet the landscape was amazing. It was beautiful. Oh, especially the children. So you ended up doing portraits. Oh, I probably shot every child in the orphanage, in every person in the village.

That’s wonderful. Yeah. Actually there was a, a nun, unbeknownst to me, submitted my photos into this competition and it. Oh, wow. That’s amazing. Yeah, it was great. Especially for the orphanage because they really need the money. Hey, I’d really love to see those photos sometime. How about now? Why not?

Nah, thanks man. You know, you know what I was thinking? Mm-hmm Orpheus. The only people who really cares about her is. It is grandkids. Right. And Zoe, Zoe, we know that she has got Evan’s son and her own kid in New Zealand right now. Right. Right. And, uh, Evan is on his way there with his and Jan Spears kid.

Right. Right. You know, uh, I don’t know if it’ll do any good, but I do have an old ISA contact at Wellington. I’ll give him a call. Nice. Nice. Check it out, Zoe.

You know, Zoe she’s, she’s, she’s different than the rest. Yeah. Yeah. How so? But she was always very honest about what a good job RA did with little David. Maybe we should get ahold of RA, you know, have him appeal to her as a parent. Well, at this point, I’ll take anything. We gotta get Orpheus before he strikes again.

Kayla, Kayla, what happened? You cranked it. I don’t think this is a co. Or if he

good. Oh, from hi, I’ll take you to it. Okay. Good. All right.

So why’d you go see Eric? Well, cause I was gonna offer him a job job. Mm-hmm yep. Basic black has new campaign coming up and we don’t have a photographer and you know what I thought this project would really help him get over, you know, not being a priest. Right? Yeah. You didn’t say anything about it to me, honey.

That’s because you’ve been so busy at work. Right. So it just slipped my mind. That’s all. Okay. Yeah. So is he gonna gonna take it job actually, uh, Jaya interrupted, so I never got to finish the conversation, but then I know you have to go to work. And so do I? Yeah. Okay. If I take a shower first. Okay, babe.

Use on the hot of water. Try not to

These are some of my favorites. Ooh. These are really great. Hmm. Thank you. Powerful.

Have you ever thought about getting back into it professionally? Uh, yeah, it’s crossed my mind, but you know what? There’s more photographers than the jobs, but didn’t you tell me that your brother owns a fashion company? Yeah, he co-owns it with Nicole all roads lead to Nicole. I’m sorry. Yeah, no, I’m sorry.

That was, that was a dumb thing to say. No, no, it’s okay. I understand. You know, but actually, you know what. Actually there is something that kind of crosses my mind. Yeah. Yeah. I could talk to Jack Deborah. I mean, maybe there’s some work. I could do it for the spectator. They’d be lucky to have you. Thank you.

Oh, look at the time. I better get going. Thank you for a wonderful breakfast. Yeah, anytime. And, um, I look forward to our third day. Me too. I just hope we can figure out something.

Okay. I called John he’s on his way right here. Oh, okay. Great. I’m gonna go check on PA. Thanks for your help. Roman, babe,

I knew I shouldn’t have, let you talk me into bringing you to work. I knew it that wouldn’t have changed anything. I still probably would’ve fainted. I’m just glad that Roman was there to catch him. Yeah. Thank God for that.

He’s so worried about Kate.

You know, it can’t be a coincidence that Kate and I both fainted. Well, if there were any doubt that Kate called Steve right after Roman called me and Kayla had fainted also.

Come on. Oh, thank you. Oh, Hey, are you sure? You’re okay. Yeah, for the moment, it just, it just comes over me and waves. Ugh, me too. It’s or obvious

you, uh, have any idea for this? Well, the symptoms are, uh, um, sneezing. A low grade fever and fainting. I mean, you felt fine, right? What, what about you? Fine, John too. Can’t be that contagious. Well, my guess is that, uh, he administered something or exposes to something in the warehouse. Well, that means that that kidnapping was just a setup and we were meant to find him, oh my God.

Well, with his association with Ralph. This could be anything. Well, one thing we know about Orpheus is he likes to take credit. He wants to put his signature on everything. Yeah. Like sending me those yellow roses. Yeah. I’m calling John and me and that whole crap show with the puzzles about diffusing, the bomb, which was never gonna go off.

This is a pair. Yeah. Yeah, and Orias is gonna want us to know it’s him. I bet we’re gonna be hearing from him real soon.

I hope I’m not late six minutes early. How was your evening? Nice. We celebrated Eric’s dad’s birthday. Oh yeah. Mm-hmm so how are things going between you and Eric early stages, but I think it’s going great. You know, we’re getting to know each other. It’s nice. Yeah. So did he say whether or not he is gonna take that job?

Good job. What are you talking about?

Janet, you already forget something.

I hear the, you love

Arem. Sure. You figured out by now that I’m behind what’s happening to your precious women, sweetness, stock sneezy. I’m sorry. I meant Kate. And I, I don’t wanna keep you in suspense any longer about what’s in store for them. Wait, does that sound ominous? It does. Doesn’t it.

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Alex: Thank you, Dad. Send Sonny all my love, and tell him I’ll see him tomorrow. Bye. Great news. Sonny’s awake.

[cell phone beeps]

Stephanie: Oh, thank God. [Sighs]

Alex: Yeah, and your press release worked its intended magic. I checked Titan stock price at the bell and we rallied. We recovered all of our losses, and we closed the day at a half a point up.

Stephanie: Wow, congrats. Seems the public has a lot of trust in you.

Alex: Well, that’s thanks to you, queen of the spin. So what do you say we celebrate all this good news and grab some cosmos?

Ava: Why are you being so nice to me?

Johnny: Because I like having you around, and because I, uh… I care about you, Ava… a lot.

[soft music]

EJ: If you are here to help yourself to the free drinks and nibbles on our family’s dime, I’m afraid we don’t have much of a spread. Anna’s gone to get a bottle of champagne, but knowing her, it’ll be empty when she returns.

Shin: I don’t care about the drinks and nibbles, thank you. Just grateful to be invited to Jake’s memorial, since after all, I was closer to him, then most of the family.

EJ: Well, now that it’s over, feel free to make a tasteful yet hasty exit.

Shin: You’ll be free of me as soon as Gabi has finished saying her final goodbyes to Stefan.

Gabi: I never imagined I’d be telling you about my feelings for another man, and I, I hope you understand that as wonderful as what we had was, I needed… I needed to make a new life for myself. But, you know, even though Li and I are engaged, you are the love of my life, and always will be, but I have to let you go. Goodbye, Stefan. [sighs] Oh, my God.

Stefan: Hello, Gabi.

Like sands through the hourglass, these are the Days of Our Lives…

[soft orchestration]

Pauline, Oh, Chanel. I, um–

Abe: What– what’s all this?

Chanel: 9,999 campaign cookies.

Allie: 98. Sorry. I needed a sugar boost. Um, it is the largest order we have ever done. We started at 3:00 AM to finally get it all done, so…

Chanel: So? Does it meet your quality standards?

Paulina: Mm, I’m sorry, baby. These just won’t do.

Ava: Johnny?

Johnny: Yeah?

Ava: Oh, my God. We can’t do this.

Johnny: Oh, why not? It felt pretty great to me. Hmm?

Ava: Okay, well, all right, well, For starters, I–oh God, I am old enough to be your–God, I’d rather not say the M-word.
Johnny: Well, I have always been mature for my age.

Ava: Yeah, but, what about–what about your father, huh? He, he would–he would flip.

Johnny: Well, so what, who cares what he– I mean, after, after the way he treated you and me for that matter, I don’t know why we would– I, I don’t care what my dad thinks.

Ava: Okay. I don’t care either, all right? I really don’t. That ship has sailed, but– (sighs) I don’t wanna come between the two of you.

Johnny: Well, that’s great then, because, uh, he’s already done that by himself. You got nothing to worry about.

EJ: How long does it take to say goodbye to a guy who’s been dead for four years?

Shin: [Chuckles] Today was especially emotional for Gabi because, well, I proposed to her today.

EJ: Yes. I’m aware. Tony and Anna told me about your blissful announcement. Let me be the first to offer my condolences.

Shin: I’ll wait for Gabi outside.

EJ: Although, given that Gabi still wears her wedding ring around her neck, you must certainly must be aware that her heart still belongs to my dead brother.

Gabi: I– I can’t believe it. Ava was right. All the long shoot. She saw you. She’s not crazy. You’re alive. Jake, how would you survive–

Stefan: Why is everybody confusing me with this Jake person, huh? I see that we have the same birthday. So what, does that mean that this Jake is my twin brother?

Gabi: I don’t– I don’t under– I don’t understand. Are you saying–

Stefan: What I am saying is that I am not Jake. What I’m saying is that I’m Stefan DiMera.

Stephanie: First of all, only an amateur buys into his own PR.

Alex: Wait. So you’re saying I’m not really the next Bezos?

Stephanie: I’m saying you’re next in line to be canceled if you keep this up. So for the last time, our relationship does not and will not ever extend beyond business. Is that clear?

Alex: Yeah. In my defense, I was just offering to get you a drink as a thank you for a job well done. I wasn’t asking you to go to bed with me.

Stephanie: I started out on the racing circuit, okay? So I am very well-versed in handling men like you–

Alex: Oh.

Stephanie: Who think they can have whatever and whoever they want. I’d suggest you read the Titan manual on sexual harassment, particularly whether it’s acceptable to ask a subordinate out on a date after receiving a firm no. No spoiler alert. It’s not.

Alex: All right, all right. Um, I am sorry if I overstepped.

Stephanie: If?

Alex: I’m sorry. I overstepped, I just– I have never felt like this before about anyone

Stephanie: Feelings have to go both ways. You are aware of this, right?

Alex: Yeah.

Stephanie: And since I’m obviously not getting through to you. I will try yet again, to be clear. Your attempts at charming me into changing my mind about you are a waste of my time and yours, and frankly, dangerous for your career, because if you continue to overstep, we’re not gonna be able to work together. Understood? Say yes again, and mean it this time.

Chanel: You don’t like my cookies.

Allie: What’s wrong with them?

Paulina: Well, they say vote for Abe on them.

Chanel: Yeah, but that’s what you said. The order specifically said–

Paulina: I know, honey, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’ve been so busy. It must have slipped my mind to call you.

Abe: Ah, ah, you see, I’m no longer running for governor.

Paulina: I am.

Ava: Okay, fine. Fine. You don’t care what your dad thinks. All right, but we both know that you’re not over–

Johnny: Chanel made her choice. She’s with my sister now, and I need to move on.

Ava: Okay. Well, maybe I’m not ready to move on. Okay, my husband just died a few weeks ago.

Johnny: Wow. [Sighs] Wow, wow. Oh, I am so sorry. I– I’ve been insensitive. I– I look– I– I don’t wanna push you into doing anything you don’t wanna do, but I am attracted to you, and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think you’re attracted to me, too, no?

Ava: Johnny, it’s not– Look, it– I’m scared, okay? I- I am scared that I’m losing my mind.

Johnny: Ava, you’re not crazy. Look, you– you are not– no, look at me. Take my hand. Look at me. You are not crazy, I know it. Look, maybe my dad is behind all this. He’s got a history of gaslighting women. There’s gotta be an explanation for all this, for why you keep seeing Jake. But if you’re holding back to protect me, then please don’t.

Shin: I have no illusions about Gabi’s feelings for Stefan. Yes, he was the love of her life so far. But Gabi’s ready to move on.

EJ: Or at least she’s persuaded you, that she is.

Shin: And for some reason you feel threatened by her commitment to me. By her accepting my proposal of marriage.

EJ: Threatened? Not in the least. I’m just warning you that Gabi’s said commitment to you might not be so wholehearted.

Shin: And I’m warning you to mind your own damn business.

EJ: None of my business? Stefan was my brother, and you and Gabi are on a mission to consolidate power at DiMera. So it’s very much my business,

Shin: Gabi and I are not on any mission. We are deeply in love and soon to be married. Her heart belongs to me, damn it! Not your dead brother!

Gabi: Stefan? No, mm-hmm, that’s– that’s impossible because Stefan had his heart taken out of his chest, okay? I begged Dr. Wolf to– to help me, but he said Stefan was beyond help. I donated his heart! I donated his heart, and it is inside of Julie Williams’ chest right now.

Stefan: Yeah?

Gabi: Mm-hmm.

Stefan: Dr. Rolf gave me a new heart.

Gabi: [exhales sharply]

Stefan: That’s right. And apparently he had me on ice for quite some time.

Gabi: For four years– for four years? How would that even– That’s– that is Jake’s suit. How would you– I know this. I know this because I bought that suit for him. How could you–

Stefan: My sister brought it to me.

Gabi: Your sister? You mean Kristen?

Stefan: Yeah.

Gabi: Oh, my– she’s been living in Jake’s apartment. Does she know about this?

Stefan: What, that I’m alive? Of course she does. All right, but this suit? I don’t know if Kristen knows that it was my brother’s suit or not, but I can assure you, suit or no suit, I’m Stefan. That much, I’m sure of.

Gabi: So it was you– it was Stefan that Ava saw in here earlier, not Jake?

Stefan: Yeah. It was me.

Gabi: Stefan? You are alive? You’re– you’re back. You’re really– You’re back? Oh.

Alex: I promise I will never offer to celebrate anything with you ever again. Not even an office birthday.

Stephanie: Good. We’ll celebrate Titan’s successes separately as well.

Alex: Is that what you’re gonna go do right now? Celebrate separately?

Stephanie: Uh, no, I have another client to see.

Alex: Oh, all work and no play?

Stephanie: A recipe for success. I happen to love my job, Alex, most of the time. So we’re clear on where we stand?

Alex: Yeah. Crystal.

Chanel: Mama, you’re running for governor? Where did that even come from”

Paulina: [Laughs] Well, Abe and I had a meeting with Stephanie Johnson, our PR Wiz.

Abe: You see, she thinks that Paulina would be a stronger candidate.

Paulina: Well, that’s not exactly what she said, honey.

Abe: This was Paulina’s dream. It was hers all along. So we decided that she should go for it.

[Both chuckle]

Paulina: And I hope I can count on your support.

Chanel: Of course.

Paulina: Rest assured, we will pay for all of these cookies–every single one of them. [Laughs] And I’d like to place an order for 10,000 more that say vote for Paulina.

Allie: Well, too paraphrase one of my brother’s favorite movie quotes– “We’re gonna need a bigger cookie.”

Abe: [Chuckles]

EJ: [Chuckles] Your defensiveness about Gabi’s devotion to you leads me to believe that you are not so sure of it yourself.

Shin: How about we limit our conversation to business matters

EJ: Like your latest hire and what an idiotic mistake that was?

Shin: Ava Vitali is as shrewd as they come.

EJ: Oh, she may be shrewd, but she’s also off her rocker, hallucinating her dead husband, or rather her dead boyfriend. Since it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that that marriage never occurred.

Shin: [Chuckles] Gabi and I stand by Ava as does your son.

EJ: My son’s judgment is clouded by his libido.

Shin: You underestimate him, EJ, as you do anyone who isn’t blindly loyal to you. I should go check on the CEO of your father’s company. She and I have so much to celebrate.

[soft music]

Stefan: What the hell did you do that for?

Gabi: Stefan, what are you talking about? I’m your wife. You remembered my name. Don’t you remember me?

Stefan: Of course. Of course I remember.

Gabi: Then– then you remember how much I love you.

Stefan: Well, I don’t love you. In fact, I can barely stand the sight of you.

Ava: Mm, you are very persuasive, Johnny.

Johnny: [Chuckles]

Ava: Not to mention sweet and supportive, and I really do like you.

Johnny: So does that mean–

Ava: No, no, no. You and me, Uh-uh, not gonna happen for many reasons, most of which I just told you, but mainly, it’s just because I want to, um… I need to heal, you know? Or at least try to…from losing Jake. I just think I need to keep my life as simple as possible right now. You understand, don’t you?

Johnny: Yeah, I’m trying to.

Ava: But I want you to know your defending me the way you did against your father, and the way you’ve been pursuing me, it’s– I gotta say, it, uh, definitely helped my ego.

Johnny: Good.

Ava: It lifted my spirits and, um, you’re helping me heal.

[knock at door]

EJ: Johnny. Johnny, are you in there? You missed Jake’s service, you know? Which is very poor form, considering that you arranged it. Johnny–

[tense music]

EJ: [Sighs]

Allie: Are we really going to go back into that bakery and make 10,000 more cookies?

Chanel: Well, I hope Mama understands that we’re gonna have to charge more for bigger cookies, but I’ll straighten that all out with her in the morning. In the meantime, we should probably figure out what–

Alex: Just the pair I was looking for.

Chanel: Hey, Alex.

Alex: Hey.

Chanel: What’s up?

Alex: Well, I need your wisdom, guidance, relationship advice or– or better yet, lack of relationship advice.

Chanel: And what do you need all of that for?

Alex: You guys gotta help me get over Stephanie Johnson.

EJ: Get up, get dressed and get the hell outta my house–now! I was right all along.

Johnny: Dad, calm down. It’s not what it looks like–

EJ: Don’t you dad tell me it’s not what it looks like. I know exactly what it is. This woman, this– this scheming slut.

Johnny: Hey! Don’t talk about her that way.

EJ: Can’t you see what she’s doing? She’s using you to get to me.

Ava: No, please do not flatter yourself.

EJ: I questioned your so-called marriage to my brother, Jake, which for the record, I still don’t believe actually happened. I questioned your sanity and your ability to carry out your responsibilities at DiMera. So you took my son to bed for one reason, and one reason alone.

Johnny: Dad!

EJ: Revenge!

Johnny: You don’t understand.

Ava: No, no, he does.

EJ: Get out of my house now.

Ava: Yeah, I damn well will because the sight of you makes me sick.

Johnny: Yeah, me, too, and if she goes, I go.

EJ: Win, win.

Gabi: Stefan, what– what are you saying? No, listen, you have been through a trauma. You are confused, but please just try, try to remember how much we love each other.

Stefan: I, uh… I don’t feel that way. Not at all.

Gabi: So you have to remember, please. You have to.

Shin: Oh, my God.

Stephanie: I was able to book you a magazine interview for tomorrow. I have some materials here for your prep.

Paulina: Oh, wow. Someone does their homework. Well, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say. The only skeletons left in my closet now are Halloween decorations.

Stephanie: Excellent. and Mayor Carver, is it possible that you could also participate in the interview?

Abe: Oh, uh, I– I’m not running

Stephanie: Our polling shows that the main reason that Salemites were less keen on you running for governor was that they would lose you as mayor, meaning we can parlay your popularity into a huge asset for Paulina. Not that you’re not a strong enough candidate in your own right. But as one half of a political power couple…

Paulina: Ooh, I love the sound of that. A political power couple. Right? Right, Abe?

Abe: I– I– I don’t want this to be about me.

Paulina: Ha, not with me standing next to you. [Chuckles] Oh, I tease this man relentlessly, but lucky for me, he puts up with it.

Abe: Most of the time.

Paulina: Oh.. [Chuckles] You know, it wasn’t that long ago, I would’ve pushed you out that door, after hearing that I was only one half of the power couple.

Stephanie: Well, I’m glad you didn’t hire me then. May I ask why?

Paulina: Uh, when I was young–er, younger, I was trapped in a very painful relationship with my first daughter’s father. Then I met Chanel’s father, and I lost him. After that, I decided that I was just done with men. I didn’t need love, and I didn’t want the pain that it brought. You know, and I had my business. That was enough.

Stephanie: Well, I can certainly relate to that.

Paulina: Yes, until I met Abe. [Chuckles] Then I realized just how wrong I was.

Abe: [Chuckles]

Chanel: Why do you wanna get over Stephanie?

Allie: Yeah, I thought she was the woman of your dreams, love at first sight.

Alex: She is, and it was. But as she blatantly pointed out to me that those feelings have to go both ways, and she drove home that in this case, they don’t.

Chanel: Oh, dang, that’s rough.

Alex: Yeah, I guess there’s this new popular thing about respecting a woman’s boundaries and taking no for an answer. Y’all heard of that?

Allie: Mm-hmm, it rings a bell.

Alex: Uh, well, rung a bell to me, too, because I’m not a schmuck, and I understand that when a woman says, “no,” she means it. Just wasn’t really used to hearing that very often until recently, moving back here.

Chanel: Oh, poor baby.

Allie: Yeah, I mean, it’s really shocking, too, you know? ‘Cause you’re so charming, and handsome, and rich. I can’t even imagine how anyone could say no to you, like, you’re just such a catch.

Alex: All right. Get it outta your system; it’s okay. Just remember, I am a bit heartbroken right now, and I have no idea how I’m supposed to get over this incredible woman who thinks I’m a jerk. All I do know– I should have never listened to Sonny boy.

Chanel: You mean when he told you that you should find love and settle down?

Alex: Yup. And I told you about that. And I also told you that I completely rejected that idea. I was great. I was having a good time. I was having casual encounters with wonderful women that were all fine with it. There was no feelings to complicate things, you know? It was just good, old-fashioned, carnal, hot fun. But now. I’ve got all these feelings–

Chanel: Mm-hmm.

Alex: You know, for Stephanie, and this is a woman that I hardly know. She wants nothing to do with me. So I’m, like, how do I stop obsessing? How do I not feel so needy and pathetic?

Chanel: Well, maybe what you need is to go back to your old ways. You know, just a hookup. In other words, like, no strings attached, just fun, you know? No feelings. Just to get your mind off Stephanie.

Alex: Yeah, that might work. Actually…

Allie: Actually what?

Alex: Now, don’t take this the wrong way because you know how much I like you girls, and I know you didn’t exactly jump, the first time around, on this idea, but–

Chanel: But?

Alex: Is there any chance you two might wanna volunteer to help out your old friend, Alex, through a tough time? Some no-strings fun?

Shin: Jake, you’re alive?

Stefan: When the hell are people gonna stop calling me Jake?

Gabi: Um, Li, I know that this is unbelievable, but this is Stefan.

Shin: What? That’s impossible.

Gabi: Yeah, he told me that Rolf basically brought him back from the dead.

Stefan: Li, it’s been a long time. I take it you’re still with DiMera?

Shin: Yes, I am.

Stefan: Mm-hmm? Who’s the CEO this week?

Shin: Gabi is, and she’s doing an amazing job.

Stefan: That an engagement ring?

Shin: Yes, it is. Gabi and I are getting married.

EJ: Well, I see you’ve already started packing.

Ava: Oh, you’re damn right. Can’t wait to get out of this mausoleum.

Johnny: Me, neither.

EJ: Then good riddance to the both of you.

Johnny: [Sighs] I’m really sorry about that.

Ava: Nah, don’t be. It’s for the best. I’ll just, um, I’ll get a room at the Salem Inn, and, uh, what about you? Hmm? This is your family home. You sure that you–

Johnny: Oh, I’m very sure. Yeah. My father needs to realize he can’t just bully people and get away with it.

Ava: Okay. So what are you gonna do? Where are you gonna go?

Johnny: Well, I’ll go to the Salem Inn with you.

Ava: Johnny. We just met a couple of weeks ago.

Johnny: And had an immediate connection.

Ava: Yes, but you know that this cannot be.

Johnny: Look, it’s okay. All right. I–I–I’ll sleep on the floor. I’ll sleep on a cot, whatever, and it doesn’t have to be about sex; I mean that. But by the way, I– I kind love that my dad thinks it is.

Ava: Yeah. Me, too. But listen, still, Johnny, I don’t think that this is the right time for us to be movin’ in together. We know now–

Johnny: Look, you know, I didn’t mean– I didn’t mean move in together, move in together, it can be just one night to start, right? If that’s what you want.

Ava: To start–Mm-hmm

Johnny: Okay, look. Ava, I didn’t try to sleep with you to prove some point to my dad. I did it because, well, like I said, I– I really like. I really like you, Ava. You say I’ve helped you. Well, I’ve been a little bummed myself. You know, about Chanel, uh, about a lot of things, but, um, you helped me, too.

Ava: Well, I’m glad, and I just want you to know that, uh, our hanging out so much and getting close like we have, you know, now we know it’s just a friendship.

Johnny: [Chuckles]

Ava: Like I wasn’t looking for revenge against your dad, okay? But if it’s a fringe benefit, then I guess I won’t complain.

Allie: What happened to that little thing you were telling us about, you know, respecting women’s boundaries, taking “no” for an answer”

Alex: But did you ever actually say the word, “No?”

Both: Yes.

Alex: Okay, all right. Just hear me out. This time around wouldn’t all be just fun. You’d actually be doing a pretty good deed for someone. You’d be helping me get Stephanie outta my system and helping your pal out through a difficult time. And you said I was handsome and charming. So what do you say?

Chanel: Well, Alex, you know, we like to have as good a time as anyone–

Alex: Okay. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Listen, speaking for myself, and hopefully for Chanel as well… Sure, yeah, having a fun, no-strings time will maybe get you out of your misery, temporarily, at least. But I think it would be a big mistake to banish this new semi-enlightened you, and look, just because Stephanie wants nothing to do with you, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find somebody out there to have a real relationship with who shares your feelings.

Alex: Yeah. You know, I actually– I agree with Allie, and you know what, maybe you could just consider this a bump in the road on your way to finding that special someone.

Allie: Yeah. And maybe, you know, instead of just jumping into the fun, and distracting yourself from how you’re feeling right now, which is rejected and pathetic, you could deal with those feelings. You could sit with them for a little while. It might be therapeutic, you know?

Alex: Maybe. Thank you girls for listening, and to be honest with you, I really respect the fact that you’re not into the whole threesome idea. After developing these feelings for Stephanie, I kind of understand what it’s like to just want to be with one person– be exclusive and in love with that one– like you guys. But in your case, it obviously goes both ways. Unfortunately, not both ways, both ways, but both ways. You know what I mean. You know what I mean. Hey, I’m envious.

Chanel: [Laughs]

Alex: Take care, ladies.

Allie: [Chuckles] Yeah.

Stephanie: So it was love at first sight for you two?

Paulina: Oh, good heavens no.

[Abe and Paulina chuckle]

Paulina: No, what I mean to say is, well, when I first met Abe, oh, I could see he was quite the catch, but I just told myself, “Not interested.” Like I said, my business was my life. And well, I just– eventually, I just couldn’t ignore what was standing right in front of me.

[Abe and Paulina chuckle]

Paulina: I just–I just opened up, and I gave in, and I’m so glad I did. Man, we’ve hit some potholes along the way, yes. But this man right here is the best thing that ever happened to me.

Abe: Oh, Paulina has made me happier than I ever thought possible.

Paulina: Bottom line, Stephanie, is sometimes you think, you know what you want and don’t want, but as it turns out, you don’t have a clue.

Stephanie: Yeah.

Paulina: Anything else that you want from me?

Stephanie: No, no, I think, I think if you share in the interview tomorrow, what you just told me, you’ll give a lot of people food for thought.

Stefan: Wow, congratulations. Gabi, I’m glad to see that you moved on, and I hope you too have a happy life together. I should go.

Gabi: Oh, Stefan, wait. I– I– I– I don’t know what Rolf has done to you, but we need to get you to a hospital. We have to get you checked out.

Stefan: No, no, I’m not going to a hospital. In fact, I’m not going anywhere with you.

Gabi: But you have to remember.

Stefan: No, no, I do remember, Gabi. You’re the one who needs reminding. I was living a happy life in a relationship with Chloe Lane, and you came along and ruined everything.

Johnny: If you need me, I will be at the Salem Inn with Ava.

EJ: What? You can’t seriously be moving in with that woman? She’s– she’s a cougar. She’s using you. My God, Johnny! This is wrong on so many levels!

Johnny: Ava.

Ava: Aw, thank you. Bye, EJ. [Hisses]

Paulina’s voice: Sometimes you think you know what you want and don’t want, but as it turns out, you don’t have a clue.

Alex: [Sighs] I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to– I didn’t even realize– I’m– I’m gonna go.

Stephanie: It’s a public place, Alex. You can– you’re allowed to be here.

Alex: No, it’s– it’s okay, really. I’m– I’m gonna go– I’ll go sit over there.

Stephanie: Wait. I know I said that we should celebrate separately, but since you’re here, and I’m here, I guess I don’t see why we can’t celebrate together. I mean, it’s just one drink, and it’s business, right?

Alex: It’s business. Of course. You sure, though?

Stephanie: Pull up a stool. I’m buying.

Alex: [Sighs]

Allie: Do you think Alex learned anything?

Chanel: I think he learned that it’s a bummer to get hurt.

Allie: Do you think that he learned that we don’t need a man in the bedroom to have a good time?

Chanel: Um, yeah. I– I think you, I think you got through to him.

Allie: Chanel, I– I don’t wanna share you with anyone for any reason ever. Like, even for a night, I seriously could not handle that.

Chanel: Okay, well, then, you will never have to. And Allie, I don’t wanna share you, either.

Allie: Oh, look, who’s here.

Johnny: Hey, sis. Chanel. Uh, my– my dad kind of kicked us out, so we’re getting a room in the Inn.

Allie: Together?

Johnny: Yeah, why not? Well, uh, you guys have a great night. I know we will.

Allie: Okay.

Gabi: I stole you from Chloe Lane? What the hell are you talking about?

Stefan: As I recall it, you tried to seduce me to get your foot in the door at DiMera.

Gabi: What?

Stefan: That seemed to be the theme of our whole relationship. I hope you come to your senses and soon. Good luck to you.

Gabi: Stefan, wait.

Shin: I’m so sorry, Gabi. This must be so disturbing for you–so painful. But I assure you, it’s gonna be okay. I’ll make it okay.

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Gabi: I don’t know what to say.

Li: Well, that’s not a good sign. It’s also very unlike you.

Gabi: I just– this is just so unexpected. We haven’t even been dating that long. You’re proposing out of the blue. Where is this coming from?

Li: After I solidify my relationship with gabi, she’ll want nothing to do with stefan. It’s coming from my heart. I love you, gabi, and I was afraid that if I waited any longer, I might miss my chance to make you my wife, and that would be unbearable because I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I’m hoping you feel the same.

[Soft dramatic music]

Tony: Now, it’s unpleasant enough battling gabi and li for control of the company, but to have your family turning on each other as well?

Anna: But, darling, that’s nothing new.

Tony: I know my brother was a bit of a brute to ava. What I don’t understand is why johnny is so protective of her.

Anna: [Chuckles] Darling, isn’t it obvious?

Tony: Well, I suppose it’s due to some misplaced sense of chivalry.

Anna: [Laughs] Chivalry has nothing to do with it. Johnny has a crush on ava.


Johnny: Of course ava can handle the memorial. She’s a lot stronger than you give her credit for.

Ej: Are you sure about that? Ava seemed pretty shaken up when she saw jake the other night.

Johnny: That was just her imagination. She realizes that now.

Ej: But memorials can be quite emotionally taxing, even for the strongest people. What if this is the thing that pushes her over the edge and makes her start seeing dead people again?

Ava: Jake?

Ava: It really is you. How’s this possible? You’re dead.

Stefan: Not anymore.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Johnny: Yeah, you’d like that, wouldn’t you? For ava to have some kind of breakdown. Because then if she’s declared mentally unfit, you’ll make a play for her shares.

Ej: I’ll admit the idea has crossed my mind.

Johnny: No kidding.

Ej: But if you’re so concerned about her holding on to her shares, her sanity, then maybe this memorial service isn’t such a good idea.

Johnny: Look, ava’s fine with it, okay? And no one is forcing you to go. I just thought you’d want to pay respects to your brother.

Ej: I hardly knew jake.

Johnny: He’s still family. That meant something to nonno. I thought it meant something to you, too, but I guess I was wrong.

Ej: [Sighs]

Ava: No. No, no, no. This isn’t real.

[Chuckles] This isn’t happening. This is– it’s just like the time before.

Stefan: The time before?

Ava: Yeah, when you came to the house, and I fainted, remember?

Stefan: Yeah, you’re looking a little pale right now. Maybe you should sit down, hmm?

[Eerie music]

Ava: No, no, no, no, no. No, this is in my head.

Stefan: All right, I’m not quite sure what’s going on here, but–

Ava: No, I’m–I’m– I’m going crazy, okay? This isn’t real. All right? You’re not real. You’re not jake.

Stefan: Who the hell is jake?

Kristen: May I come in?

Brady: Actually, chloe and i were–

Kristen: What–where the hell is he?

Chloe: He? Who exactly are you looking for?

Woman tc: My a1c stayed here, it needed to be here.

Brady: Kristen, chloe asked you a question. Who else did you think was here?

[Dramatic music]

Kristen: You need to get to the salem inn right now. This is her room number. You’re going to go to the room, knock on the door, and you are going to show her how much you love her. I thought randy was here, the hunky intern chloe has been flirting with at work.

Chloe: What? That’s not true. I never flirted with that guy, I don’t even know his name.

Kristen: Oh, but look at you. You immediately knew who I was talking about.

Chloe: Oh, for god’s sake.

Brady: Oh, my god, kristen, why would randy the intern be here?

Kristen: Oh, come on, brady, isn’t it obvious? I thought chloe was cheating on you with him. And nauseatingly, though, it would’ve been, I thought I would catch them getting it on. Clearly, I was mistaken, so I’m going to be going.

Chloe: Okay, no, no, not so fast. We know damn well you didn’t come here because you thought I was cheating on brady. Kristen, what are you hiding?

[Soft dramatic music]

Stefan: Jake dimera. Born december 11, 1979. Coincidence? Maybe this jake dimera is my twin brother. Is that who this woman thinks I am?

Tony: I hope your instincts are off base right now.

Anna: Why? Because ej will go ballistic if ava and johnny get involved?

Tony: Yes, that’s one of the many reasons. I mean, aren’t things bad enough between father and son?

Anna: Oh, ej needs to get over himself and stop trying to control everyone around him. And if johnny is interested in ava, then good for him.

Johnny: Did I hear my name?

Anna: Yes, yes, darling boy. Yes, I was just saying how sweet it is of you for putting together this memorial for ava and for jake. Ava must be very appreciative.

Johnny: Just–I just hope it brings her some peace.

Anna: Ah.

Johnny: Ava? What’s wrong?

Ava: I saw him. I saw him down at the crypt.

Anna: You saw who?

Ava: Never mind.

Tony: You saw jake, didn’t you?

Ava: Yeah. Yeah, I saw him again.

Li: Gabi? What are you thinking?

Gabi: Yeah, I’m sorry, I just need a moment to process everything.

Li: Of course. Take your time. And just so you know, I thought about doing this, proposing to you, in a moment romantic setting, but I figured this is where we first connected, so it was appropriate in its way. Still processing everything?

Gabi: Li, I didn’t even know you were thinking about marriage.

Li: Actually, I’ve thought about it for a while now, ever since the moment I met you, I’ve been captivated by your beauty, intelligence, your strength, and determination. The last few months have been the happiest I’ve ever been, and I don’t want that to end. But I’m beginning to feel that I may have jumped the gun.

Gabi: No. Not necessarily.

-Hi, dr. Rick. It’s julie. -[ Gasps ] That’s me.

Anna: What do you mean you saw jake?

Ava: I wanted a moment alone before the memorial, so I went down to the crypt, and he was standing there, right next to his plaque.

Tony: And did you talk to him?

Ava: Yeah, we said a few words. Then I freaked out, and I came here, but, look, I know. I know this isn’t possible, but I’m telling you, it seemed real. You think I’m crazy.

Johnny: No. No, I don’T. So, look, why don’t we both go down to the crypt and see if we can get to the bottom of this.

Ava: Thanks, johnny.

Johnny: Let’s go.

[Soft dramatic music]

Kristen: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m not hiding anything. I will respectfully express my regret on accusing you of being a cheating whore, not that you weren’t in the past, but maybe you’re trying to mend your laws.

Brady: Kristen! Leave now.

Kristen: Of course. I’ll let you two get back to whatever it is you were doing. And brady? I will see you tomorrow in court.

Brady: What in the hell was that about?

Tony: I think my brother was right. Ava is having a nervous breakdown.

Anna: Oh, come on, tony. You know that mausoleum is incredibly dark and creepy. You can’t blame her for thinking she saw a ghost down there.

Ej: Shall we go pay our respects to our brother?

Tony: I thought you weren’t going to attend.

Ej: My son shamed me into it. Family loyalty and all that. Shall we?

Anna: Oh, I actually think we should wait here a bit.

Ej: Why?

Anna: Because ava and johnny are down at the crypt, and it would probably be best if we don’t interrupt them.

Ej: Interrupt what? What’s going on?

Tony: Ava thinks she saw jake again.

Ej: [Chuckles]

Johnny: What’s wrong?

Ava: I just– I just need a minute.

Johnny: Of course, yeah, take your time. You know, on the one hand, I’m afraid jake won’t be in there, and on the other hand, I’m terrified that he will be, and I’m going to be the only one who can see him, and that’s going to be confirm that I’ve lost my mind.

Johnny: Ava, whatever happens in there, I am going to help you through it. All right? We’re going to figure this out together. I’m here for you, okay?

Ava: Okay. Let’s do it.

Johnny: All right.

Gabi: When we first got together, I thought it was just going to be a fun little fling, and that’s what I wanted at the time, and I assumed you were fine with that. But, you know, as time went by, I started to realize it wasn’t just a fun little fling. It has grown into something deeper.

Li: For me as well.

Gabi: I had a conversation with rafe about a month ago, and I told him, li, that I was done with love, that no one could take stefan’s place in my heart, and that’s still true to an extent. But he–he also told me not to give up on love. And I’m starting to realize that there’s room in my heart for someone else, for you.

Li: What are you saying?

Gabi: [Sighs] Well, I’m saying that if the offer still stands, I would be honored to be your wife.

[Tender music]

An amusement park is like whooping cough,

[Soft dramatic music]

Ava: There’s no one here. Jake was standing right over there, right near his plaque. And then he came over to me. He reached out, and he touched me this time…

[Chuckles] And he was wearing a suit. His favorite one. But it’s impossible.

Johnny: I don’t know. I mean, my family does kind of have a history of cheating death. My nonno, my dad, my uncle tony, my aunt kristen. They’ve all come back from the dead, so maybe my uncle jake, he did the same thing.

Gabi: [Laughs]

Li: I love you, gabi.

Gabi: I love you too. Now, aren’t you forgetting something?

Li: Oh, of course.

Gabi: Wow. Oh. It is stunning. But it’s probably a little too extravagant.

Li: Nothing too good for you, my love. I want to give you the world.

Gabi: I love the sound of that.

Li: Let’s start tonight. Let’s go celebrate. The night is ours! I’ll book the dimera jet!

Gabi: Yes, yeah, but we have to go after jake’s memorial.

Li: You’re right. How could I forget? I’ll admit I am excited to see how ej and the rest of the dimeras will react to our engagement. I’m guessing they won’t be too pleased that we’ve consolidated our power.

Gabi: I hadn’t even thought of that.

Li: Well, I just hoped that it wasn’t the only reason you accepted my proposal.

Gabi: You’re also a good kisser.

Li: I’m glad you noticed.

Gabi: Of course I noticed, but maybe I could use a little reminder?

Li: Hm.

Kristen: Is he here?

Rolf: Who?

Kristen: Henry viii. Who do you think? Stefan!

Rolf: I thought he went to call on the voluptuous ms. Chloe lane.

Kristen: So did I! But I just saw chloe; my brother clearly hadn’t paid her a visit. Where the hell did he go?

Johnny: All right, let’s go outside. Jake could’ve wandered off.

Ava: No. No. Look, as much as I want to believe that you’re right and jake is alive, I– it doesn’t make any sense. Right? If he was back and he came back for me, then why would he have let me walk out that door? We were in love. He would’ve followed me. He would’ve found me and convinced me that he was back and he would be together right now.

Johnny: I can’t explain why jake would’ve let you go, but if we find him, we can ask him. What’s the harm in trying?

Ava: Oh, I don’t know, I mean, aside from the fact that ej is going to try and use it against me again?

Johnny: Yeah, aside from that.

Ava: Ej finds out that we are out chasing ghosts, he is going to have me locked up, and maybe it was where I belong, right? Because I’ve obviously lost my mind.

Johnny: Ava, no. Look, stop saying that. I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for all of this. Didn’t you say you had hallucinations when your son drugged you?

Ava: Yes.

Johnny: Okay, so maybe that’s what’s happening right now. Maybe we need to go get you checked out by a doctor.

Ava: It does not feel like that this time. I haven’t been drugged, johnny.

Johnny: Well, then it’s something else, but you can’t just assume that you’re insane. Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s think about what could be going on here.

Ava: Okay, what is going on here is I can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is not.

[Laughs] I can’t take it anymore. You know, with seeing jake and then having him disappear and then thinking I’ve gone nuts and on top of it, having your father ridicule me all about it? It’s– it’s too much. It’s too much.

Johnny: Ava, wait.

Ej: Um, ava nearly ran me over just now. Is she all right?

Let’s be real…

Kristen: I don’t understand. I told stefan chloe was staying at the salem inn. I even gave him her room number. I mean, I did everything except draw him a map. So how could he go and screw things up?

Rolf: I warned you that it was too soon to release him out into the world. I would’ve much preferred to have done another round of behavioral conditioning.

Kristen: So you’re telling me that your brainwashing didn’t take?

Rolf: I can’t say for sure, but it worries me that he didn’t feel compelled to go straight to ms. Lane.

Kristen: Really? “It worries you”? Well, it more than worries me, rolf. It’s ruining my day. Possibly my entire future.

[Sighs] If stefan wasn’t compelled to go straight to chloe, well, you know what that means.

Rolf: I hesitate to say.

Kristen: Oh, right, of course, you do. Because if stefan is still in love with gabi, oh, this is on you, rolf. And you sure as hell know what that means.

Anna: Well, we better get down there. Ej took off like a bat out of hell when we told him that ava thought she saw jake again.

Tony: Yes, I– maybe I should’ve said something. I just hope that ej is not going to be too unkind to her.

Anna: Oh, I’m sure he’s probably his usual sensitive and compassionate self.

Tony: Well–

Gabi: Ah. Sorry we’re late.

Tony: Oh. Busy day at the office?

Gabi: Guess you could say that. Li and I are engaged.

Anna: What? Really?

Gabi: Yeah.

Anna: Oh, congratulations!

Li: Thank you, anna. Thank you.

Anna: Wow.

Tony: Yes, congratulations. That’s quite a strategic merger on both your parts.

Li: I assure you, this has nothing to do with business. Gabi and i are very much in love.

Tony: Well, of course you are.

Gabi: So johnny and ava. Where are they at? They’re down at the crypt already?

Tony: Yes. Yes. I hope ava is going to feel well enough to attend the memorial.

Gabi: Why is that? What’s wrong with her?

Tony: Well, I’m afraid she thinks she saw jake again.

Li: What? Where?

Tony: Well, this time she claims she saw him down in the crypt. So johnny went down with her to have a look around.

Gabi: I feel so bad for her. No only is she grieving her husband, now she’s having these hallucinations.

Li: Perhaps we should go down there, make sure everything’s okay.

Johnny: Ava is fine. She’s just feeling a little emotional about the memorial.

Ej: Why? Tony and anna just told me that she still thinks jake is alive.

Johnny: Oh, so you know.

Ej: It’s what I’ve been trying to tell you, johnny. The woman is mentally unstable. Now do you believe me?

Johnny: [Chuckles] This is all going exactly the way you planned it, isn’t it?

Ej: What the hell are you talking about?

Johnny: You’re gaslighting her, trying to convince her that she’s insane so you can get your hands on her shares.

Ej: Oh, please. Ava is making herself insane. She doesn’t need any help from me.

Johnny: Oh, really? Because you told her that it wouldn’t be long before she had another vision of jake and then boom, it happens, giving you just the evidence you need to take her shares.

Ej: And how in the hell was I supposed to arrange that?

Johnny: I don’t know, maybe you put on a jake mask.

Ej: [Laughs] I think you’re confusing me with your aunt kristen. I don’t do masks. In fact, I’m horrified by the entire concept.

Johnny: Then you hired a look-alike.

Ej: A look-alike? Okay, now you’re just being crazy, johnny.

Johnny: Jake has turned up twice. Somehow, I don’t know, but I think you’re behind it, and you’re trying to scare her.

Ej: Damn it, johnny, I am not responsible for ava’s hallucinations! And frankly, I’m getting sick and tired of you taking that woman’s side over mine!

Johnny: That woman has a name and she’s your sister-in-law.

Ej: Alleged sister-in-law. You’d have to be an idiot to think that her and jake were actually married. That’s just more of her sinister lies. She’s an amoral woman, johnny. She was brought up to have no conscience, and that is still the case, no matter what she may say to you.

Johnny: Is that what you tell yourself to justify your campaign against her?

Ej: Damn it, johnny, there is no campaign! And your defending this deranged woman is not only infuriating, it is also downright sad. The fact that you’re so bloody gullible, so naive, it’s just embarrassing!

Johnny: Well, yeah, I’d rather be gullible and naive if that means having a heart. I’d much prefer that to being cold and cynical, like you. Ava is vulnerable, and I will not let you push her over the edge.

Ej: Oh, my god, I’m not trying to–

Johnny: Just stay away from her, damn it! Leave her the hell alone.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Johnny: What are you doing?

Ava: What does it look like I’m doing? I can’t stay here. This house of horrors is driving me insane.

Johnny: Where will you go?

Ava: I don’t know, probably back to the garage.

Johnny: No. No, ava, don’t do that, you shouldn’t be alone right now.

Ava: I won’t be because kristen is still staying there.

Johnny: That’s even worse. My aunt kristen’s favorite game is getting people to question their sanity.

Ava: Oh, well, too bad for her, she won’t have far to go.

[Chuckles] Besides, you know, I never belonged here in the first place. Maybe it’s why I’m being punished.

Johnny: For what? You didn’t do anything.

Ava: Okay, come on, you must know that’s not true, right? I’ve done plenty terrible things in my life, and maybe it’s all just coming back to haunt me literally.

Johnny: What, you’re talking about the mafia stuff? Because let me tell you, my nonno did some things in his day that would make the vitalis look like choir boys. And he still gets to have his portrait on the wall. Besides, that’s in the past. I mean, you fought to overcome all that. You should be proud of everything you’ve accomplished.

Ava: Wow, you– you really are sweet. But you’re giving me too much credit. And aside from me not being that lovely person that you think that I am, I’m losing my mind, and you should not have to deal with that.

Johnny: You’re not losing your mind, ava.

Ava: Then how would you explain what I saw or what I thought that I saw?

Johnny: You can’T. I can’T. Okay, but if you just stay, we can figure it out together like I said, just– just please don’t go.

[Dramatic music]

Rolf: I just got a text from mr. Shin.

Kristen: What did we want?

Rolf: Apparently, ava vitali thinks she saw jake on the dimera property again.

Kristen: Meaning she saw stefan again.

Rolf: Sounds like your brother went back home instead of seeking out ms. Lane.

Kristen: Which means he went to track down his wife. Damn it, rolf! You didn’t wipe out his love for gabi after all.

Ej: And then he accused me of gaslighting ava, which of course I denied, but he refused to listen, the little swine.

Tony: Well, that’s a lovely way to refer to your son.

Ej: Should I think warmly of him when all he does is insult me? When he feels no loyalty to me whatsoever?

Gabi: Okay, look, outrage aside, johnny has reasons to be suspicious. I mean, you would do anything to get your hands on ava’s shares.

Ej: Like I told my son repeatedly, I am in no way responsible for ava’s decline. And rest assured, I’m going to let your father know about this latest incident, just in case you two were trying to cover up for ava again.

Gabi: You know, you really are a creep.

Anna: Enough! Guys, we’re supposed to be here to pay our respects to jake, and can we just table the usual snarkiness for just a bit?

Tony: Yeah, anna’s right. Shall we begin with the memorial?

Anna: I suppose we might as well. The less time we spend in this place, the better.

Tony: So we are here today to celebrate the life of our dearly departed brother, jake, who’s joined his twin, stefan, in the great beyond.

[Soft dramatic music]

Stefan: Anyone here?

[Sighs] Guess not.

Stefan: Good to see you again, father.

Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Kristen: Stefan was supposed to fall in love with that stupid slut chloe and drive a wedge between her and brady! Rolf, my whole plan is going up in smoke! And it’s because of your incompetence!

Rolf: What? How is this my fault? I told you he wasn’t ready!

Kristen: Well, then perhaps you should’ve been a little more forceful with your concerns! Your timidity, along with your failure, has ruined everything! And not just my plans, rolf, you screwed things up for li as well. Oh, I’m warning you. I am warning you, rolf. If stefan shows up to reclaim gabi, li shin is going to make you pay for your unforgivable blunders with your life!

Anna: That was a lovely tribute, darling.

Tony: Oh, thank you, sweetheart. Although, I found it hard to come up with some cherished memories of a brother I hardly knew. But I did my best. Oh, by the way, did anybody invite kristen?

Anna: Well, i certainly didn’T.

Ej: Don’t look at me. This whole memorial was all johnny’s idea. And he and jake’s grieving widow didn’t even have the courtesy to attend themselves.

Anna: Well, I’m sure that ava is grieving in her own way.

Tony: Yeah, well, now that this is all done, shall we get back to the house and have some cocktails and hors d’oeuvres?

[Soft dramatic music]

Ej: Oh, don’t let us keep you though if there’s someplace else you’d rather be.

Li: Thanks, tony. Drinks and a little something to eat sounds lovely. We’ll catch up.

Tony: Okay, we’ll see you there.

Li: Are you all right?

Gabi: Yeah, I’d just like a moment alone with stefan if that’s okay with you. I just, um– I’d like to share our news with him and sort of ask for his blessing.

Li: Of course.

Gabi: I won’t be long.

Johnny: Please, ava, don’t go.

Ava: I have to, johnny. Nobody wants me here.

Johnny: Look, I do. This house? It’s a lot more bearable with you in it.

Ava: Why are you being so nice to me?

Johnny: Because… I like having you around. And I care about you, ava, a lot.

Ej: I’m going to look for johnny.

Anna: Well, maybe you should wait just a minute. Give him a little more time. Besides, you don’t want to miss the champagne toast to celebrate gabi and li’s engagement.

Ej: They’re engaged?

Anna: Yes, apparently. Just today, and she’s gotten quite the big rock from him.

Ej: And why the hell would I toast to that? Those two are merely trying to cement their positions at our family company, consolidate their power.

Tony: I had the same thought.

Anna: Oh, you two are such cynics. Come on, tony. Help me pick out a bottle of champagne. Oh, ugh. Who put that empty glass there? That could leave a water mark.

Tony: Oh, darling, don’t worry about that. Harold will take care of it.

Gabi: I never imagined I’d be telling you about my feelings for another man, and I hope you understand that as wonderful as what we had was, I needed–I needed to make a new life for myself. But, you know, even though li and I are engaged, you are the love of my life and always will be. But I have to let you go. Goodbye, stefan.

[Dramatic music]

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Gabi: God, Will, that is such great news. Yes, I am so relieved. Oh, by the way, I only told Ari that he was sick ’cause I didn’t want to scare her. Yeah, will you– will you tell me when he’s ready for visitors? Okay. All right, send much love to Sonny, okay.

[Phone beeps]

Gabi: [Sighs]

EJ: Need any help with the big words?

Gabi: Is there something you want?

EJ: No, I just stopped by to tell you that you’ve made a major mistake.

Gabi: Really? Because I’m not the one who went down in flames in front of the entire board.

EJ: No, but you are the one who gave Ava Vitali a job here.

Gabi: That’s right, yeah.

EJ: [Chuckles]

Gabi: Is something funny?

EJ: I’d say more ironic.  [Clears throat] You see, I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out a way to get you out of that chair. And you went ahead and took care of it for me.

[Knock at door]

Ava: Hey.

Johnny: Oh, I’m sorry. You look busy, I don’t–

Ava: No, not at all. How can I help you?

Johnny: I just wanted to check in with you, see how you’re doing after everything that went down with my dad.

Ava: Oh, you know, I think yesterday may have been harder on you than it was on me.

Johnny: Oh, come on, he went after you, not me.

Ava: Yeah, but he used you to do it. I mean, he attacked me, but he betrayed you.

Chloe: Hey, Rafe. Yeah, no, I’m just letting you know that I’m almost back at the Inn, and Brady’s still at work. Yeah, no, the security detail’s been incredible, thank you. Is there any word on Leo? It’s just not fun to think that that psychopath’s on the loose somewhere. All right, I won’t. I appreciate it I’ll talk to you soon.

[Phone beeps]

Kristen: What the hell are you doing?

Chloe: Oh, that’s funny, I was just talking about psychopaths on the loose.

Kristen: Mm, I asked you what the hell you were doing.

Chloe: I’m going home.

Kristen: Home? I don’t think so. See, I dropped by the office to go over all your mistakes that you made on the projections you sent me, and they said you’d left, nearly two hours before the end of business.

Chloe: Well, that was Brady’s decision. You can take that up with him.

Kristen: Oh, what a surprise. So you persuaded Brady to knock off early. What’d you do, show him a little cleavage?

Chloe: For goodness’ sake. I didn’t do anything. Like I just said, it was Brady’s decision. He said he needed some time to prepare for the hearing tomorrow, in which he will be fighting you for full custody of Rachel.

Kristen: Hmm.

[Door clicks]

Shin: So you are here.

Rolf: [Gasps] Mr. Shin. You startled me.

Shin: And you hung up on me over an hour ago, never called back.

Rolf: I was attending to my patient.

Shin: You mean your lab experiment. So who was your little visitor? Did Kristen decide to drop by? What is that? What is that? What are you doing?

Rolf: I need you to leave. You’re interrupting my work.

Shin: You’re scared.

Rolf: No.

Shin: Something’s wrong. Damn it, did you end up killing him?

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


[Soft orchestration]

Anna: [Gasps] Oh, I hope you made a shakerful of whatever that is.

Tony: I made us a gallon of very dry martinis.

Anna: Ooh. Good. Let’s drink it all because I’m really looking forward to this evening.

Tony: A nice family dinner with a side of guerilla warfare.

[Both chuckle]

Anna: Well, I take it that, since things are still relatively quiet, EJ isn’t home yet?

Tony: No, we still have that to look forward to. Pasta e fagiole with EJ and Johnny, and our housemate, Ava. Oh, help us with the parmesan and the cyanide.

Anna: [Laughs] Oh, I hope I’m not speaking out of turn, but you know, sometimes it seems that EJ doesn’t bounce back when things don’t go his way.

Tony: Oh, to say that things don’t go his way is a bit of an understatement. First Johnny voted against him at the board meeting and then defied his father when he tried to throw Ava out.

Anna: Yes, but don’t forget that EJ secretly taped Johnny and then played said tape to a room full of people. I don’t think EJ can be surprised if Johnny stood up to him.

Tony: Oh, he more than stood up to him. First, he backed Gabi over his father. And then his father had to back down over Ava. Two times in public.

Anna: Mm.

Tony: Trust me. EJ’s not going to take any of this lying down.

Anna: Mm-mm.

Ava: Okay. I had no business saying that. I am sorry.

Johnny: Why? All you did was tell the truth, which is a refreshing change of pace around this house.

Ava: Yeah, but, Johnny, the last thing I want to do is make things even worse between you and your father.

Johnny: You didn’t do anything; it was him. I mean, you’re right. He recorded a private conversation that I had with him and then played it in public. He betrayed me.

Ava: Yeah, but, you know, he was trying to protect his family.

Johnny: He wasn’t trying to protect his family. He was trying to put himself back in charge. All he accomplished was proving once again that, you know, he cares more about himself than he does about me.

Ava: Johnny.

Johnny: No, it’s fine. It’s fine. It opened my eyes. And I promise you that I will never let him treat you like that again.

Ava: Oh. Look, you don’t have to protect me. You don’t have to worry about me. Actually, everything turned out the way it’s supposed to.

Johnny: Come on, you can’t mean that.

Ava: No, I do, I do. Actually, I am now working at DiMera.

Johnny: Wow, okay. When did that happen?

Ava: This morning, Gabi gave me a job.

EJ: You do know, don’t you, Chief Executive Officer Gabi, that the fact that you and Shin lied about Ava seeing her dead husband doesn’t mean that she didn’t see her dead husband and most likely will see him again. You’ve just hired a mafia princess who is in the process of losing her mind. What could possibly go wrong?

Gabi: She’s grieving, okay? She is fragile at the moment. You know what? She’s got a good business head. And she’s excellent at management and delegation.

EJ: You call, “Mario, go pop Tony the Tuna,” delegating?

Gabi: All right, you can go now.

EJ: You can spare me the corporate BS. Do you honestly expect me to believe that Ava got this job on her merit? You wouldn’t have hired her as janitor if you weren’t her co-conspirator.

Gabi: Excuse me?

EJ: It’s obvious that you two are working together. Thanks to Ava’s so-called marriage to my recently-departed brother, you think she can help you keep you in the job that you don’t deserve.

Gabi: So-called marriage?

EJ: Yeah, the marriage that conveniently happened just mere minutes before the groom was shot to death. It’s an obvious sham. And you can’t honestly say that you believe any differently.

Gabi: You know, it really doesn’t matter what I believe, or what you believe for that matter. See, I didn’t lose my job. But you lost your son. Well-played, EJ. Very well-played.

Rolf: He’s fine. He’s simply recuperating from the first cycle of his conditioning.

Shin: And when he wakes up, he’ll be in love with Chloe?

Rolf: I don’t know. Until I return him to full-consciousness, I’ll have no idea if he’ll need more cycles or not.

Shin: How many cycles might it take?

Rolf: [Scoffs] You know, you’re like a whiny schoolboy in back seat endlessly asking, “are we there yet?” It doesn’t speed anything up and really irritates the driver.

Shin: That didn’t answer my question.

Rolf: I can’t answer it. I’ve only begun. And I’d much rather be certain he’s totally over his feelings for Gabi before I return him to consciousness.

Shin: I agree with that.

Rolf: I feel so validated.

Shin: The last thing we need is for him to escape again– go after Gabi again. I still don’t understand how he managed to overpower you.

Rolf: It was the power of love.

Shin: Well, then I suggest you up your security. Last thing we need is him getting back to Gabi. Kristen and I are in complete agreement about that.

Kristen: You expect me to believe that Brady closed Basic Black on the account of the hearing?

Chloe: You don’t think that Brady would do everything in his power to keep Rachel? You clearly don’t know what kind of a man Brady is or what kind of a father.

Kristen: Don’t you dare tell me I don’t know what kind of a father he is. See, it’s you I don’t trust. And as long as you are in his orbit, I need to protect my daughter.

Chloe: Oh, please. This whole selfless act does not play with me. Do you really think that keeping Rachel away from me or her father is what’s best for her? I mean, listen, I know that you’ve been pardoned of your previous crimes, but you are still a violent sociopath. And I plan on telling the court exactly that tomorrow.

Kristen: Oh. And they’ll just take your word for it?

Chloe: Oh, well, I have some very vivid details about you threatening to stab me with that letter opener. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go work on my testimony.

Kristen: [Sighs]

Anna: The truth is, I can’t help feeling sorry for Ava.

Tony: You know, the issue is not about whether or not we feel sorry for Ava. The issue is whether or not she’s capable or competent enough to hold a seat on the board.

Anna: Well, you’re right, I guess. You know, she’s not sane and rational, like Kristen, who kidnapped half of Salem and put them on a desert island. And did EJ challenge her competency? No. He went after Ava, not because she was incompetent, but because she was vulnerable. And that was a mistake.

Tony: [Sighs] He may have lost the battle, but this war is not over.

Anna: I’m not talking about a business mistake. Tony… EJ kicked Ava when she was down. And he betrayed a confidence to Johnny to do so. So, yeah, he could still end up being the DiMera CEO, but I don’t know if Johnny will ever feel the same way about him again.

Johnny: [Chuckles] Ava, that’s great. I know that you are going to do a fantastic job.

Ava: [Chuckles] Well, I think you might be the only person who does, but yeah, thank you.

Johnny: Boy, would I like to be there when my father finds out.

Ava: Okay, Johnny, like I said, I really don’t want to come between you and your father. And as sweet as it was for you to stand up for me, maybe it would be easier for the two of you to work things out if I wasn’t here…

Johnny: No.

Ava: In a room down the hall.

Johnny: Ava, no, no. Somebody has to stand up to him. He can’t just keep treating people like dirt.

Ava: Okay, I know how angry you are, but I–

Johnny: Look, there’s something else that I wanted to talk to you about.

Ava: Okay.

Johnny: Do you remember what my dad said yesterday about having a service for Jake in the family crypt?

Ava: Yeah. I didn’t think he was serious.

Johnny: No, probably not, but I’d still like to do it. I think it would be good for everyone, you know? Say goodbye to him as a family.

Ava: You mean, maybe it would help me lay his ghost to rest.

EJ: My relationship with my son is none of your business.

Gabi: Looks like I hit a nerve.

EJ: You know, I’m not interested in what you might guess. You may have been married to my brother, you may be CEO of this company, but that doesn’t make you a DiMera. What happens between me and my son is family business.

Gabi: Which you happened to make DiMera business when you brought that recording into the board meeting, which I’m glad you did, though. Not only did Johnny move over to my side to support me, but maybe he could finally be free of you. See, he doesn’t deserve a father like you. And you really don’t deserve a son like him.

[Tense music]


[Knock at door]

Chloe: Oh, good, it’s you.

Brady: Who’d you think it might be?

Chloe: I just had a run-in with Kristen; I thought she might be ready for round two.

Rolf: All right. From the data I have been able to collect, you responded well to our initial session. Now we are going to continue to ensure that you feel nothing but hatred for Gabi Hernandez and instead will direct all your affections towards Chloe Lane.

[Monitor beeping]

Rolf: Your heartbeat is nice and steady. Good. The more relaxed you are, the better for our work.

[Door clicks]

Kristen: You need to wake him up, right now.

Gabi: [Sighs] Where have you been?

Shin: And a pleasant hello to you, too.

Gabi: I called you; your assistant said you were out.

Shin: I was taking my father to the airport.

Gabi: Oh, well, I hope he had a nice trip. But I’m not gonna miss him.

Shin: You seem to be in a bit of a mood.

Gabi: I am–I mean, I just finished a very uncomfortable conversation with EJ. He’s really mad that I hired Ava. [Sighs]

Ava: I think it would be lovely to say goodbye to Jake as a family. It’s very sweet of you to think of it.

EJ: Oh, didn’t take you long to move from Jake to his nephew.

Johnny: [Chuckles] Wow, Dad, and I thought you hit bottom last night.

EJ: Oh, I’m sorry. Am I supposed to forget who that is, how she operates? She wormed her way into this family and is using that access to get closer to you.

Johnny: You’ve got no proof that Ava did anything. And the harder you try, the worse you look. Oh, wait, did you come here to record another one of my private conversations?

EJ: I didn’t expect you to be here. I actually came because I wanted to have a talk with your aunt. Ava, might I have a word with you in private?

Johnny: I’m not going anywhere.

Ava: It’s okay, Johnny. I can take care of myself.

EJ: Mm.

Johnny: Hm.

[Tense music]


Ava: Okay, EJ, how can I help you?

EJ: [Sighs]

Chloe: Ugh, I just let her get under my skin, so I ended up telling her that I’m testifying tomorrow. But I’m just so sick of her feeling free to just push me around whenever she wants. I wanted to wipe that smug look off her face.

Brady: Chloe, I’m really sorry you have to deal with her.

Chloe: It’s nothing compared to what you have to deal with.

Brady: One, I don’t think that’s true. Number two, it’s my fault. I got involved with her in the first place, didn’t I?

Chloe: That is true.

Brady: Yeah.

Chloe: Wait a minute, what are you doing here? I thought you were gonna have early dinner with Rachel before tomorrow.

Brady: Well, Nora Jane’s mom called and invited Rachel to sleep over, which is wonderful because that house right now is a little island of sanity for Rachel.

Chloe: Hm, well, she’s a very sweet woman for doing that.

Brady: Yeah. [Chuckles] Rachel, she’s handling all this with such a, you know, stiff upper lip.

Chloe: [Sighs]

Brady: It’s kind of breaking my heart a little bit ’cause I see how fragile this whole thing is making her.

Chloe: Is she still angry with me?

Brady: No, no.

Chloe: You’re such a bad liar. Come on, we have to be able to tell each other the truth.

Brady: All right. You’re right, you’re right, yes. The answer’s yes. She thinks that you are trying to break her parents up. I told her time and time again that our problems have nothing to do with you. And I think in time– in time, Rachel will understand that.

Chloe: Not if I testify tomorrow.

[Monitor beeping]

Rolf: You want me to wake him up now?

Kristen: That’s what I said.

Rolf: I was just telling Mr. Shin, he’s only had one cycle of conditioning. He’ll need more before we can be sure his allegiance has switched.

Kristen: I’m sure he’ll be fine. Wake him up.

Rolf: What about Mr. Shin?

Kristen: What about him?

Rolf: He’ll want to be here when he wakes up.

Kristen: Well, you don’t always get what you want.

Rolf: But he’s as invested in this process as you are.

Kristen: No, he is not. Shin sees him as a pawn, a means to an end. I see my brother. Family.

Rolf: I forgot how warm-hearted you are.

Kristen: Yup. That would be me. So, sleeping beauty, it’s time to wake up now.

Anna: Oh, Johnny, dear. Come in. Sit down. Talk to us. Are you all right?

Johnny: Uh, I guess, yeah.

Anna: Oh, well, we– we just hope that you weren’t traumatized by your father’s behavior.

Johnny: Yeah, no. Nothing he does really surprises me anymore.

Tony: Well, I think he was quite surprised with you yesterday.

Johnny: Well, he seems to have a hard time remembering that he can’t just steamroll over me.

Tony: Yes, well, I think he’s gonna remember yesterday for quite a while. But, Johnny, I know that you’re angry, so–

Johnny: Hey, listen, I actually came down here to talk to the two of you.

Anna: Really? Us?

Tony: About what?

Johnny: Uh, Uncle Jake. Ava and I are putting together a small memorial service for him at the crypt, and I was hoping the both of you would be there.

Tony: Oh, of course we will.

Johnny: I know Ava will really appreciate that.

Anna: Will it just be the four of us?

Johnny: Oh, no I’m inviting the whole family. In fact, I was about to call Gabi right now.

Shin: You hired Ava Vitali?

Gabi: Is that a problem?

Shin: I’m really not sure how my father’s going to feel about it.

Gabi: Well, from the way you’re making it seem, it’s– he’s not gonna be too happy. But maybe you can bring him around to the idea? Because after the board meeting yesterday, I didn’t have much of a choice. I need all the support I can get. I mean, look at this. These numbers are not what they should be.

Shin: Gabi, before you go back to work, there’s something I want to talk to you about.

[Cell phone rings]

Gabi: Oh, wait, hold that thought, one second. It’s Johnny DiMera.

[Phone beeps]

Ava: What can I do for you, EJ?

EJ: Oh, I’d like to talk about you, your state of mind, how you’re using my son.

Ava: Your son has been nothing but kind to me ever since I moved in here. And I realize that you may not understand why someone would do such a thing without wanting anything in return, but he does.

EJ: He’s naive. He thinks you’re here as a grieving widow, but you and I know the truth.

Ava: What I know is that my husband is dead.

EJ: Do you?

Ava: And here we go again.

EJ: [Chuckles] Just the other day, you were convinced that he dropped by for a visit.

Ava: Oh, you really can’t let that go, can you? Huh? I mean, even after your little power play cost you your relationship with your son?

EJ: I’m not gonna let it go. Because I’m going to prove that you’re unstable.

Ava: Okay, well, good luck with that because I am as sane as you are.

EJ: Maybe right now. But it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing him again. And when you do, Mr. Shin will have no choice but to demand Gabi fire you. And then we’ll pack up all your things and ship you off to Bayview with all the other loonies.

Kristen: Why isn’t he coming to?

Rolf: We are not starting a car. It’ll take a few minutes for the sedative to wear off.

Kristen: Well, we don’t have time to waste. The sooner he wakes up, the sooner he can go find the woman he loves.

Stefan: The woman… I love.

Kristen: [Chuckles] Yes, yes, that’s right. Now you can go find the woman you love.

Rolf: Chloe. Do you know who that is?

Kristen: Okay, Stefan? Stefan. Hey, talk to me. Do you know where you are?

Stefan: Your lab. I woke up here.

Kristen: [Sighs] Okay. Yes, that is right. You’ve been here for some time.

Stefan: Four years. I died. Got a new heart.

Rolf: Exactly. Everyone thought you were dead. You ashes were even interred in the DiMera crypt.

Kristen: Who cares what happened when everyone thought he was dead. All that matters is he is alive. And now he can go home to his love. [Sighs]

Stefan: Chloe.

Kristen: Yes, yes, yes, okay. Stefan, that’s right. That’s right. You and Chloe were together before you died. And now, now you can get up out of this bed, Stefan, and go climb into hers.

Ava: I’m not going to Bayview ’cause there’s nothing wrong with me.

EJ: [Chuckles] Oh, come on, Ava, do you think you can simply will yourself not to go crazy when you keep seeing your dead husband? I don’t actually have to lift a finger against you because you’re cracking up from the inside out.

Ava: Okay, you know? You can just go.

EJ: I actually think these apparitions are like Banquo’s Ghost. You’re not seeing Jake because you miss him. It’s guilt. You’re using his death for your personal gain. Add that to the strain of living here and having to pretend that you’re not thrilled that he got murdered– the strain of pushing down the impulse to shout out, “Hallelujah, I’m rich.”

Ava: Okay, you know what? Maybe I should call Johnny and have him escort you out of my room.

EJ: But I’m not telling you anything that you don’t know already, am I? You and I know that it will only be a matter of time before you see him again.

Ava: I need to get ready for my husband’s memorial service, which Johnny so graciously arranged.

EJ: Oh, little Johnny. He’s just so full of ideas, isn’t he? Oh, say hi to Jake for me next time you see him. Okay.

Ava: [Sighs]

Gabi: Yeah, thank you, Johnny, I’ll be there.

Shin: Be where?

Gabi: Johnny is putting together a memorial service for Jake. I told him I’d go. I mean, I do want to pay my respects.

Shin: But?

Gabi: But it’s in the DiMera crypt. And I haven’t been there since after Stefan died.

Shin: Gabi, if it’s too painful, you don’t have to go. Everyone would understand.

Gabi: Oh, I’m going. I’d just like you to go with me.

Brady: But you told Kristen you were going to testify.

Chloe: I did–I mean, Kristen’s been insulting me, barking orders at me, threatening me, and I just wanted to shut her up and push back. That’s why I told her I’m gonna take the stand. And the truth is, there’s a big part of me that really wants to–

Brady: Wants to fight back.

Chloe: Yeah, and I’m so sorry.

Brady: No, it’s o–no, no. Don’t, that’s crazy. I mean, how long has Kristen been terrorizing you? What, like– you know, belle seems to think that when she threatened you with that letter opener it was calculated. She’s been trying to rip us up as a couple. She wants to turn Rachel against you without any regard whatsoever what it does to her own daughter. Who does that? I say, get on the stand, testify, and make sure that she goes back Statesville where she belongs.

[Door clicks]

Kristen: [Sighs] Well, Stefan is changing into the suit I brought. I got it from Jake’s closet. I thought it would fit, given that they’re twins.

Rolf: Did he say anything else about Chloe?

Kristen: No. But your treatment obviously worked. He’s getting dressed right now to go find her.

Rolf: Or because you gave him no choice. I’ve told you many times, if there’s only one conditioning session, there’s no guarantee we’ve successfully weaned him from Gabi and moved him onto Chloe.

Kristen: But he didn’t seem to remember trying to get back to Gabi the other day. That’s a good sign, right? And I’m sure he can’t wait to sweep Chloe off her feet. Right?

Rolf: I’m sorry, Ms. DiMera, I’m just not sure this is going to work the way you want it to.

Kristen: [Sighs]

Chloe: Well, I’m glad that you got that out. But you do see that that’s exactly how Kristen wants you to behave in that court tomorrow?

Brady: Yeah.

Chloe: Just now, she provoked me on purpose ’cause she knew it would set you off. But we cannot play her games, all right? We have to do what’s right. We have to do what’s best for Rachel.

Brady: What’s best for Rachel, and that is?

Chloe: That is… I think that I should not testify tomorrow. I mean, Belle said that the worst-case scenario is that you will have to share custody. And if that happens, then we’ll have to live with that. And it’ll give Rachel the time and space she needs to heal from all this madness. Listen, you and I, we’re in it for the long game. And some day, Rachel will see how much I love her and you.

Brady: I love you, like, so much.

Chloe: I am pretty great, aren’t I?

Brady: You are pretty– you’re more than that. You are way more than that.

[Soft music]

Shin: You want me to go with you? I mean, isn’t this service just for the family? I’m not sure the DiMeras would want me there.

Gabi: This DiMera wants you there. I mean, you and Jake were friends. And I need you by my side.

Shin: In that case, of course I’ll go. And.. I’m really glad to hear you feel that way.

Stefan: So aside from the hair, how do I look?

Kristen: Mm, perfect. Chloe is gonna be so happy to see you.

Stefan: Mm, Chloe.

Rolf: Stefan… You remember Chloe?

Stefan: Chloe. Lane.

Kristen: [Sighs] Right. And now you are ready to win her back. Now you need to get to the Salem Inn right now. Hm? This is her room number. You’re gonna go to the room, knock on the door, and you are gonna show her how much you love her.

Stefan: Right. Right.

Brady: You know, thanks to you, I’m feeling better about tomorrow.

Chloe: Just remember, we have to keep asking ourselves what’s best for Rachel.

Brady: Yeah.

[Knock at door] Really?


[Sighs] Wh–

Kristen: [Gasps] Brady?

Brady: Yeah. Were you expecting someone else?

[Soft music]

Gabi: You’re surprised I want you by my side?

Shin: I’m glad to know that you really care about me

Gabi: Of course I do, Li.

Shin: Good. Because, as I was saying before, there’s something I want to talk to you about.

Gabi: Li? Wha–oh. What are you doing?

Shin: I’m asking you to marry me.

Tony: Do you think EJ will go to the service?

Anna: Oh, I doubt it But he certainly should. After everything Johnny has been through this year, and how close EJ came to losing him, you’d– you would think they’d both realize how important family is.

Tony: The trouble is, too many outsiders have driven our family apart. And if EJ and Johnny keep butting heads over Ava, well, things are just not going to end well.

EJ: So I understand you planned a memorial service for Jake.

Johnny: I think everyone should have a chance to say goodbye to him.

EJ: Under normal circumstances, I’d agree. But I must say I am concerned about Ava.

Johnny: Yeah, yeah, I could see how much when you attacked her at the board meeting and then told her to move out of the house.

EJ: I’m not going to apologize for trying to protect you from her.

Johnny: She’s not a threat.

EJ: You know, you don’t see it, but when people are drowning, they very often end up dragging down the people who are trying to help them.

Johnny: Wow. You are unbelievable.

EJ: And you think you know all the answers. Are you sure this memorial service is a good idea? Are you sure Ava is strong enough to handle this? [Gasps] What if she cracks under the pressure?

Johnny: Shh.

[Tense music]

Ava: Jake.

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John: You know, I’m getting a little jealous of that computer.

Marlena: Oh, I’m sorry. I’m just trying to catch up with some work emails.

John: [Sighs] Work can wait.

Marlena: Wait for what?

John: Sweetheart, orpheus just put you through a hell of an ordeal, and you made me a promise that you would do nothing today except let me spoil you.

Marlena: I did?

John: Yes, you did, and I’m holding you to it. Commencing with operation spoil marlena.


Marlena: [Sighs]

Kate: Eric, eric. Could you put this behind the bar for me?

Eric: Sure, what is it?

Kate: It’s a birthday cake for your dad.

Eric: [Laughs] It’s a bit late. It was yesterday.

Kate: Yeah, I know that because I organized a birthday party for him that was derailed after I was kidnapped and almost murdered.


Stephanie: Thanks.

Abe: Hm.

Stephanie: Mm, good coffee.

Abe: Ah.

Paulina: It’s mine.

Stephanie: Yours?

Paulina: I own the brand and the farm where the coffee beans are grown.

Stephanie: I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

Abe: [Laughs] Well, thank you for coming, stephanie.

Stephanie: Oh, of course. It’s a lovely apartment.

Paulina: Well, I wanted our meeting to be a bit more casual. Not to mention safe. Last time we all got together, your father mistook me for that maniac orpheus, and john black almost tackled me to the ground.

Stephanie: Yeah. My father can be overzealous.

[Soft music]

Kayla: This is where orpheus was holding us hostage.

Steve: You sure you’re okay being back here, kayla?

Kayla: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m fine.

Jada: Can you show me exactly where you were being held?

Kayla: He had us– he had us chained to these three chairs.

Steve: And this– this is what’s left of the bomb he set. The timer was ticking. I cut the wires to diffuse it.

Kayla: With only seconds to spare.

Steve: That’s right.

Jada: You’re real proud of yourself, aren’t you?

Steve: Sorry?

Jada: You know I respect you, steve, I do, but what the hell were you thinking?

Rolf: Yes, mr. Shin. I’m finally beginning to have success at suppressing stefan dimera’s feelings for your beloved gabi hernandez. And amplifying his desire for chloe lane is looking promising as well.


[Footsteps] Oh, I’m sorry. I seem to have a visitor, but I’m sure it’s kristen here to ask me to resurrect her brother. Yes, I know it doesn’t suit your purposes yet. Don’t worry. I’ll put her off. Yeah, I’ll talk to you later.

[Phone beeps]

[Door opens]

Orpheus: Hello, rolf. What’s wrong? Aren’t you happy to see your old pal, orpheus?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Rolf: Orpheus, this is a pleasant surprise.

Orpheus: You might want to relay that message to your face.

Rolf: Sorry, I’m just not used to having company. Tell me, how did you find my secret lab?

Orpheus: Secret?

[Laughs] I don’t think there should be secrets between friends, do you? No, secrets can lead to distrust, which can lead to misunderstandings, and that can lead to bad blood. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?

John: [Sighs] Nice.

Marlena: [Laughs]

John: Okay. Operation spoil marlena, stage two.

Marlena: And what do you have there?

John: In my hand, you might ask. Well, I’ll tell you. I have an aromatic, organic, magic massage lotion.

Marlena: Ooh. Magic, you say?

John: Oh. Now, if you have spent days tied up and handcuffed to a chair, and your muscles are just screaming for a little tlc, look no further because I am here to help you. So, pretty lady, all you have to do is lie back and let this magic massage lotion do the trick on your neck, on your back.

Marlena: Oh, but wait.

John: Wait for what?

Marlena: Well, if it’s my massage, maybe I should choose where it begins.

John: Oh.

Eric: Orpheus was gonna blow you up?

Kate: All three of us.

Eric: How am I just now hearing about this? I mean, you must’ve been terrified.

Kate: Yeah, we were.

Eric: But you’re all okay. How’s my mom?

Kate: Yeah, no, she’s fine, kayla’s fine, but you know, we wouldn’t have been if they hadn’t rescued us.

Eric: John and steve.

Kate: Ah, there he is. And my own personal hero.

Roman: [Chuckles]

Kayla: Steve was a hero. He saved all of our lives.

Jada: It sounds to me like he and his pals nearly got you all blown to bits.

Kayla: Only they didn’T.

Jada: Because they got lucky.

Steve: Well, that’s not entirely true.

Jada: We have something called a bomb squad. They are highly trained to handle this type of situation.

Steve: Okay, well, in my experience with the isa–

Jada: I hate to be the one to remind you. You are no longer in the isa.

Steve: That doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten how to operate.

Jada: Yeah, my father told me stories on how you used to operate.

Steve: Is that so?

Jada: How many times have you nearly gotten yourself killed? Or better yet, kayla, how many times has he almost gotten you killed?

Kayla: That’s not fair.

Jada: But you know it’s true. The second the three of you were kidnapped, your husband should’ve picked up the phone and called the police and let us do our job. But no, he always has to be the one to save the day.

Steve: [Sighs]

Stephanie: I have plenty of issues with my dad being overprotective.

Paulina: It’s all right. I get that way about my daughters too. Anyway, let’s–enough about what happened with that creepy orpheus. I want to discuss the reason we invited you over.

Stephanie: The governor’s race.

Paulina: Now, I know you’ve been quietly putting out feelers to see how abe’s candidacy would be received.

Stephanie: And I have results.

Paulina: Well, not that I need to see them. You know, if you ask me, this whole thing is a total waste of time and money.

Stephanie: Why is that?

Paulina: Because everybody loves abe. The state would be lucky to have him running it.

Stephanie: That may be so, but I’m afraid we have a problem.

Paulina: What? What kind of problem? This is the sound of better breathing.

Paulina: It looks like abe has a lot of positives here.

Stephanie: And very few negatives. The majority of likely voters appreciate what they know about him.

Abe: So what’s the problem?

Stephanie: The problem is that support shows vulnerability when specific questions are asked. The numbers are softer than I expected.

Paulina: I know this man better than anyone, and soft is not a word that comes to mind now, so if you think that you’re going to come in here and tell us that–

Abe: Paulina. We are paying stephanie to do the research, so let’s hear her out.

Paulina: [Groans] Fine, go ahead.

Stephanie: Once I got the initial results, I decided to dive deeper. So I conducted some more pointed focus groups.

Abe: And what did you learn?

Stephanie: People like you, abe.

Paulina: No, they love– they love him.

Stephanie: But no matter how we tried to steer the conversation, people just didn’t really want to talk about you.

Abe: Well, what did they want to talk about?

Stephanie: Your wife.

Paulina: Oh, no, me? I’m dragging you down. Oh, marlena and john, they told me I might be a problem.

Abe: No, no, that is not what they said.

Paulina: It all makes sense. All the scandals, price-town, and lani, my arrest for shooting ray.

Stephanie: Paulina.

Paulina: No, no, no. There is only one way to fix this mess, abraham, and restore your reputation. I want a divorce.

Marlena: Hmm.

[Laughs] Oh, it feels so good to be in your arms.

John: It’s where you belong, doc.

Marlena: Mm.

John: It’s where we both belong.

Marlena: You know, that whole time I was held captive by orpheus, I kept– I kept wondering if I’d ever see my family again. If I’d ever see you again.

John: I’d never let him take you away from me. Doc.

Marlena: Hm?

John: You and i have faced down a hundred lifetimes of challenges. We’ve always come out on top. Stronger than ever. Now– I don’t know what’s coming next, but I– I do know that I will always keep you safe.

Marlena: Mm.


Eric: Around here, you miss a day, you miss a lot.

[Both laugh]

Roman: Yeah, well, I’m sorry you just hearing about the kidnappings, but orpheus said if we told anyone that we would never see kate, kayla, or your mom again.

Eric: No, I’m talking about the two of you right here. Did this ordeal kind of bring you back together?

Roman: Uh, no. It started before that.

Kate: Well, I mean, actually, I–what happened is that I finally took responsibility for my part in lucas kidnapping your sister.

Roman: So I forgave her, and so did allie and your mom.

Eric: Hmm.

Kate: And you know, while I’m being contrite, I’d like to offer up another apology, actually.

Eric: And what’s that?

Kate: [Clears throat] Well, the last time I saw you, I was really pushing hard for you to get back with nicole, and that was a mistake. It was. I’m sorry. And I’d just like to say that what I’d really like for you is to find the happiness that I’ve found with your dad.

Roman: Maybe he already has.

Steve: Look, jada, I know you think we put lives at risk because we didn’t follow protocol, but for your information, orpheus threatened us. We were not to contact anyone, especially the police. And orpheus is not one to make idle threats.

Jada: I know all about orpheus, and his past, and his vendetta against you.

Kayla: Well, then you have to understand why steve felt he had to act quickly.

Jada: The issue is that, if you would’ve kept us in the loop, we would have that psychopath in custody right now, but instead, he’s out there, and who knows what he’ll do next.

Steve: [Sighs]

Rolf: I must ask you not to touch that apparatus or anything else in my lab.

Orpheus: You doing some important work, are you?

Rolf: All of my research is important, and that particular experiment is quite sensitive.

Orpheus: Far be it for me to stand in the way of science.

Rolf: Thank you.

Orpheus: But aren’t we forgetting that I am the one who put the screws to the governor? That I– that I got you included in those pardons.

Rolf: And I am very grateful.

Orpheus: Ah, good, good.

[Chuckles] But now that our paths have crossed again–

Rolf: I’m not sure that I would put it that way, and not to be impolite, but I’m quite busy.

Orpheus: Busy little bee.

[Chuckles] So– your current pet project taking up a lot of your time, is it?

Rolf: You heard about it?

Orpheus: Indeed. So why don’t you show me what all the buzz is about?

Rolf: Don’t, don’t–I can’t let you back there.

Orpheus: It’s okay, wilhelm. You don’t have to worry about me seeing what you’re hiding because I already know. The world is full of make or break moments.

Abe: We are not–

Stephanie: Paulina–

Abe: Getting a divorce.

Paulina: I’m not saying it would be permanent. I’m just saying that you get some distance from me and my scandals, and then when you’re elected governor, we get remarried quietly.

Abe: Sweetheart, when did you ever do anything quietly?

Paulina: Stephanie, you do see the merits of this plan?

Stephanie: Actually, I should’ve been clearer. Paulina, your scores weren’t lower than abe’S. They were higher.

Both: What?

Stephanie: In the focus group, we asked people to describe you in one word, and we got “strong,” “fearless,” “successful,” “inspirational,” “gets things done.”

Abe: That’s three words.

Stephanie: Not all voters can count, but their votes do.

Paulina: Ah, fearless.

Stephanie: Frankly, the qualities that people ascribe to paulina strongly correlate to those of winning candidates in the last six election cycles.

Paulina: Well, what words did abe get?

Stephanie: Also positive ones. “Honesty,” “trustworthy,” “integrity.”

Paulina: Yeah, well, those are good, right?

Stephanie: Sure.

Paulina: Well, what’s wrong with them?

Stephanie: Well, those words are–

Abe: Boring.

Stephanie: Well, I wouldn’t say that. It’s just some people may consider you too nice to hold public office, at least on the state level, no offense.

Abe: Yeah, none taken.

Stephanie: The way the world is these days, people are looking for someone who will do what it takes to get things done.

Paulina: Are you suggesting that we give up the campaign?

Stephanie: No, I am not saying that at all.

Paulina: So you do think that abraham should run for governor.

Stephanie: Oh, I didn’t say that either.

Abe: She’s saying that my wife should.

Stephanie: That’s what I’m saying, and, paulina, I think you’d win.

Kate: What? There’s a new woman in the picture?

Eric: I’m not discussing this.

Roman: Oh, come on. We don’t need to keep secrets from kate.

Eric: There isn’t a secret.

Kate: Oh, what is the not a secret then?

Roman: Well, eric said it got pretty hot upstairs in my new tenant’s room.

Eric: All right, stop. I was just fixing jada’s ac.

Roman: Oh, okay, so that’s what you were doing?

Kate: Well, wait, wait.

Eric: Mm-hmm.

Kate: You and the new detective are sleeping together?

Eric: [Sighs]

Jada: [Chuckles]

Rolf: [Laughs] You’re bluffing. You don’t know anything.

Orpheus: I don’t bluff, doctor.

Rolf: Then what is it you think you know, hmm?

Orpheus: Well, I know that you resurrected stefano dimera’s son, stefan O. Dimera. I bet he’s back there, lying sedated behind this curtain with a bunch of wires hooked into him. I mean, I can only assume you’re brainwashing the poor soul.

Rolf: [Scoffs] Brainwashing is such an old-fashioned term.

Orpheus: Oh, yeah? What would you call it?

Rolf: If you must know, I’m conditioning him.

Orpheus: [Laughs] Conditioning him, okay. Conditioning him to do what exactly?

Rolf: It’s really none of your business.

Orpheus: Ah, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Is that it? It’s hard to do, considering he was once dead and now he’s alive.

Rolf: What is your interest in this project?

Orpheus: Oh, mere curiosity. Oh, I have my own project to keep me occupied.

Rolf: And what project is that?

Orpheus: It’s simple. My objective is to bring as much pain and suffering as possible to steve johnson, roman brady, and most of all, john black.

Marlena: John, can we just forget this whole nightmare and get back to our lives?

John: Oh.


Marlena: John?

John: Sweetheart, you have no idea how much I wish we could do just that.

Marlena: Well, why can’t we?

John: It’s simple. Orpheus is still out there.

Marlena: [Chuckles] I know, but, you know, you’ve got the whole salem pd, and you’ve got the fbi chasing him. They’ll find him, then they’ll lock him up, and they’ll throw away the key.

John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hope you’re right.

Marlena: I know I’m right. You know why?

John: Why’s that?

Marlena: Because when you rescued me from orpheus, you took me in your arms, and you said to me, “it’s over. It’s all over.”

John: Yeah, I know I did.

Marlena: Don’t you believe it?

John: At that moment, that challenge was over, but you and I both know, orpheus doesn’t give up that easily.

Marlena: Oh, do you think he’s planning something?

John: I just don’t think it. I know it, doc. I just don’t know what the hell it is. As someone living with type 2 diabetes,

Roman: Jada, you don’t have to answer kate’s question.

Jada: Actually, I wasn’t about to.

Roman: Well, of course you weren’t, and just so you know, I don’t make it a policy to gossip about my tenants or anyone else.

Kate: Okay, so obviously, this is on me because I was curious, and unlike roman, I do gossip every once in a while. Sorry. I’m kate dimera.

Eric: This is my dad’s girlfriend. Off and on, and apparently, on again.

Kate: Okay. It’s very nice to meet you, jada.

Jada: You too. So you’re one of orpheus’ victims.

Kate: I prefer to think about it as one of orpheus’ survivors.

Rolf: As you know, there’s no love lost between myself and the objects of your malevolence.

Orpheus: [Chuckles] Yes, no one hated john, roman, and steve quite like your old boss, stefano.

Rolf: True, so I wish you luck with your endeavors, but I must return to my work.

Orpheus: Your work means everything to you.

Rolf: It does.

Orpheus: So much so, in fact, that you’re willing to revel in your genius by keeping samples of some of your more extraordinary medical achievements.

Rolf: [Scoffs] I’m not sure to what you’re referring.

Orpheus: Oh, come on now. This isn’t just a lab, doctor. This is practically a museum, a monument to you and your work.

Rolf: Oh, I wouldn’t say that.

Orpheus: [Chuckles] Come now, wilhelm. I bet if I were to rifle through your drawers and cabinets, oh, I’d find all sorts of interesting things. The serum that revived so many of the denizens of this miserable town. The drug that restored their banal memories. Perhaps even a chip that can save one’s consciousness. And that’s just a few of your greatest hits.

Rolf: It’s an intriguing theory, but it’s only speculation.

Orpheus: Mm-hmm. I would be willing to state categorically that you are saving some of these oldies but goodies right here, under this one roof.

Rolf: And how would you know that?

Orpheus: Because this isn’t my first visit to your secret laboratory, doctor. I’ve been here before, and I’ve seen everything there is to see.

Steve: My only regret is that I didn’t neutralize orpheus before he had a chance to hurt you.

Kayla: You know what? You need to stop beating yourself up over all this. You saved my life again. And I’m here, and I’m safe.

Steve: Yeah, but he–

Kayla: Yeah, yeah, but– listen, you can keep talking or you can shut up, and kiss me, and let me thank you properly for saving my life.

Steve: That’s not a tough choice–

Kayla: No, you’re still talking.

Steve: Okay, okay.

Kayla: Mm, you can come this way.

Steve: Okay.

Stephanie: How you could you lie to me? How you not tell me mom was kidnapped? My asthma felt anything but normal.

Paulina: Well, that was–

Abe: Unexpected.

Paulina: You know this is crazy talk, right? I mean, stephanie, she’s sweet, but I’ve been in sales my whole life, and I am sold on you.

Abe: So we’re just going to ignore the focus groups.

Paulina: Of course. Of course we are. I know we can make your case to the voters.

Abe: Or we could take stephanie’s advice.

Paulina: You mean–

Abe: I mean that I believe that this state is ready for a strong woman of color to be in the governor’s mansion, and I would be honored to be your first gentleman.

Jada: When you’re ready, I’m gonna need you to come down to the station to give a full statement.

Kate: Yeah, of course.

Eric: Orpheus is still out there?

Jada: No thanks to your father.

Roman: Excuse me?

Jada: You’re not a cop anymore, roman. You should’ve reported kate’s kidnapping the minute it happened.

Roman: Jada, I didn’t have a choice, all right? That son of a bitch, orpheus, threatened to hurt kate, kayla, and marlena unless we kept quiet and played his game.

Jada: Yeah, steve gave me the same story, but roman, you used to be the police commissioner. I would think you would have more trust in the salem pd.

Roman: Like I just said, it didn’t have a damn thing to do about trusting the police.

Jada: No. It was about you going rogue with john black and steve johnson, your cowboy pals.

Kayla: So you heard about the kidnapping.

Stephanie: Just came through as an alert on my news app.

Steve: Oh, baby, I’m sorry you had to hear about it that way.

Stephanie: You’re sorry? You told me mom and marlena were at a medical conference.

Steve: Yes, I know. I would’ve shared the news with you, but–

Stephanie: But what?

Kayla: Listen, both of you, your father had a very good reason that he had to keep you in the dark.

Stephanie: Let me guess. He was trying to protect me.

Steve: No, actually, I was trying to protect your mother, and kate, and marlena. John and I were instructed not to tell the police or anyone.

Kayla: That’s the truth. And listen, the thing you need to take away from this is that orpheus tried to hurt us again, he but failed. And we are here, and we’re safe, all of us. All of us are safe.

Stephanie: [Sighs]

Rolf: You were in my lab?

Orpheus: While you were out, I embarked on a self-tour.

Rolf: You shouldn’t have done that.

Orpheus: Yes, I must admit, I was disappointed not to find a horde of marlena clones stuffed in your broom closet, but I was thrilled by what I found locked in that steel cabinet behind you.

Rolf: You were in this cabinet?

Orpheus: And once I saw it, I knew that I’d found exactly what I needed to destroy the lives of my enemies.

John: Like I just said, sweetheart. I can’t promise you what’s coming next, but I can promise you that I will always protect you no matter what orpheus tries.

Marlena: I’m not afraid of orpheus.

John: Oh, of course, why wouldn’t you be? I mean, he only tried to blow you up again.

Marlena: How many times has he tried to match wits with us?

John: More than I can count.

Marlena: Mm-hmm. And what happens every time? Who wins?

John: We do.

Marlena: Yeah. We always will because I have you.

John: And you.

Marlena: And besides, orpheus would never try to harm a single hair on your head because if he did, he would have me to deal with.

John: Wow. You know, doc, I really love you when you are soft and compassionate, but I really love you when you’re tough and angry like that.

Marlena: Ooh, you do?

[Both laugh]

Marlena: Mm. Research shows that people remember ads with young people

Paulina: Abraham, I don’t know why we’re entertaining this. I mean, me, governor?

Abe: Makes sense to me.

Paulina: How?

Abe: From the beginning, paulina, this quest was your idea. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to run, but you pressured me, and you recruited my friends.

Paulina: Because I believe in you, baby.

Abe: Well, I believe in you too, paulina.

Paulina: You know this is crazy, right?

Abe: These numbers, they don’t lie. Now, you talk a lot about wanting to do good to make up for your mistakes by helping people. Now, paulina price can do a lot of good in the world. You can make the world a better place just like you made my world a better place.

Paulina: Governor.

Abe: The universe– the universe is sending you a message. You need to answer it.

Kayla: There you go. Where are you coming from?

Stephanie: I had a meeting with paulina and abe.

Steve: Oh, well, I hope they’ve forgiven me my vigilance.

Stephanie: Well, they understand the threat that orpheus poses to our family, and now so do I.

Steve: Thank you, baby. It’s good to hear.

Stephanie: I checked in on sonny, by the way. They told me, he’s going to make it.

Kayla: His condition is guarded, but he’s fought through the worst.

Stephanie: Thank god. Of course, victor’s giving me a hard time about how this may look for titan.

Steve: Well, that’s the victor we know and love. Family first as long as it doesn’t affect the bottom line.

Stephanie: Yes. Well, I do have to get back to some work.

Kayla: Why don’t you stay for lunch?

Stephanie: It’s a little late for lunch.

Steve: Well, let’s call it an early dinner. I’ve got some really nice steaks in the fridge there. I can throw them on the grill. Come on. We’ve got a lot to celebrate.

Roman: [Chuckles] No offense, jada, but you’ve been in salem about five minutes.

Jada: Well, I’ve been a cop a lot longer than that.

Roman: Yeah, well, salem is a different animal.

Jada: What does that mean?

Eric: It means you’re gonna have to get used to private citizens going rogue here.

Kate: Oh, yeah. I can confirm that in this town, people do play hero.

Roman: Nobody was playing anything.

Kate: Well, no, of course not, you are a hero, honey. I was just telling eric when you walked in. I’m lucky to have him, detective.

Jada: Well, in my professional opinion, you’re lucky he and his buddies didn’t get you all blown to kingdom come, but, you know, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

Roman: Works for me.

Eric: Hey, can I get you something to eat?

Jada: No, I just came to look over some files in my room.

Kate: Hey, no. Why don’t you stay? I brought a great, big cake in here for roman’s birthday.

Eric: [Laughs]

Roman: You did?

Kate: Mm-hmm. And I don’t think eric can sing loud enough to drown out my horrible singing.

Roman: No singing, all right? I don’t want a fuss.

Eric: No, no, no. You don’t get to decide what kind of fuss we make about you, all right? You can grumble all you want, but it’s your birthday, so we’re gonna celebrate it right. Hey, jada.

Jada: Well, I do love cake.

Eric: Hmm.

Jada: Happy birthday, cowboy.

John: Mm.

Marlena: Ooh.

John: [Sighs] Okay. I wonder what I can do for you.

[Both laugh]

Marlena: Or shall we see what that magic lotion can do?

John: You have any road map on where I should begin?

Marlena: Oh, yeah. Why don’t you start with my neck and just see where you end up.

John: [Laughs]

Rolf: I’m sorry, but what you found in that cabinet is not available for your or anyone else’s use.

Orpheus: Seriously? You can put down the blade, pal. I have no intention of taking the vial that you locked in that cabinet.

Rolf: Can I trust you on that?

Orpheus: Absolutely. I have no need to take it because I’ve already got it.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Paulina: So you really think I could win.

Abe: I have learned to never doubt you.

Paulina: So– we’re doing this.

Abe: We’re doing this.

Paulina: Good lord, oh. We’re doing this.

Abe: Yes, we are, madam governor price.

Paulina: I’m not gonna lie to you. I like the sound of that.

Abe: [Laughs] Oh.

Paulina: Ooh.

[Both laugh]

Rolf: Be careful. Please be careful with that vial. Set it down.

Orpheus: Okay.

Rolf: Nice and easy.

Orpheus: Just relax, relax. Whatever you say.

Rolf: Be very gentle.

Orpheus: No need to panic, doc, it’s empty.

Rolf: You mean–

Orpheus: I’ve already used its contents.

Kate: Hey!

Roman: [Laughs] Thank you.

Jada: Your voice isn’t terrible at all. It’s actually really lovely.

Kate: Oh, no–you are so sweet, thank you. Okay, so make a wish and blow out your candle.

Roman: Well, I already got my wish, so this is just a formality, all right?

Kate: [Sneezes]

[Tense music]

Stephanie: What’s this deliciousness?

Steve: This is my famous black pepper crusted ribeye.

Kayla: Mm, famous for occasionally having too much black pepper.

Steve: Oh, you can never have too much black pepper.

Kayla: [Sneezes]

Steve: Bless you.

Kayla: Ah.

[Clears throat]

Marlena: [Sneezes]

John: Whoa, bless you, sweetheart.

Marlena: Excuse me.

John: Hey, you’re not getting sick, are you, honey?

Marlena: No, no, no. No, I feel great. I–maybe. Maybe I’m just allergic to something in that lotion. Mm.



Rolf: The vial– you didn’T.

Orpheus: Oh, yes. I did. I know that john, roman, and steve are very proud of their heroics, but in truth, they only delayed the deaths of marlena, kate, and kayla. In fact, right now, I’m sure they’re celebrating their health, but soon, very soon, they’ll wish they’d let that bomb go off.

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Days Weekly Best Lines September 9, 2022

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Week of 8-29-22 and 9-1-22

Leo (when he catches Stephanie turning down Alex): Are you nuts, girl? How could you not be into him?

EJ (about Ava): I am concerned about having an unstable shareholder upholding their duties.
Tony: You would have to oust half the shareholders on that basis.

Tony (about Li): Even without Ava’s vote in play, you still have to worry about Li who is firmly on Gabi’s side.
EJ: I took that into consideration.

Ava (about Jake): I know he’s dead, but it felt so real. I sound crazy.
Johnny: I don’t think your crazy considering I was possessed by the devil.

EJ: I move to disqualify Ava as a shareholder.
Board Member: Why?
EJ: She sees dead people.

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[Soft dramatic music]

Xander: Laying out your sunday best?

Sarah: [Laughs] Uh, I have decided to make an appointment with my old department head at the hospital. Hoping to get reinstated there.

Xander: You should be. You didn’t do anything wrong.

Sarah: Well, let’s hope that he and the board feel that way. I have to convince them that everything that I went through didn’t change what kind of doctor I am. Just gonna start getting my old life back.

Xander: Well, if what you want is your old life back, we could finally get married.

Sarah: Mm, you just let me know what day, and I will be there.

Xander: Well, how does today sound?

Jennifer: Jack, I didn’t hear you come in.

Jack: I know. Is something wrong?

Chad: What do you think you’re doing?

Melinda: Looking for paperwork on a case that I’m prosecuting, not that it’s any of your business.

Chad: I’m sorry, the man who murdered my wife and stabbed my best friend is walking around free, and you’re looking through papers?

Melinda: Okay, believe me, I share your frustration, mr. Dimera, but commissioner hernandez is on this case personally.

Chad: He is?

Melinda: That’s right, and i just found out that he knows where leo stark is hiding out.

Chad: For real?

Melinda: He should be putting mr. Stark in handcuffs as we speak.

Rafe: I checked the parking lot and the entire building. Leo was gone long before we got her.

Sloan: I don’t understand. He promised he’d wait for me.

Rafe: Did he? Because I’m guessing that he knew I was coming, and that’s why he left in such a hurry.

Sloan: I don’t know how he would know that. It’s not like I tipped him off.

Rafe: Stop lying to me. Stop lying, because you were the only one who knew. You double-crossed me, counselor.

Sloan: What? No, I didn’T. I–I wouldn’T.

Rafe: Stop lying. Now where the hell is leo?

[Machines beeping]

[Dramatic music]

Sonny: Are you a nurse?

Leo: Bitch, please. It’s me.

Sonny: Leo?

Leo: Thank you.

Sonny: Why are you dressed like a nurse?

Leo: It’s not a fashion statement, I’ll tell you that. It was the only way I could get in here to see you.

Sonny: What is–what am i doing here? What happened?

Leo: You don’t remember somebody stabbing you in the back?

Sonny: Oh, my god.

Leo: Think, sonny, I’m counting on you. I need you to tell me who did this to you.

Sonny: It was…

Leo: Come on, out with it.

Sonny: It was you.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Leo: No, no, no! You are confused, and for once, it’s semi forgivable. Just take some deep breaths and think hard.

Sonny: You snuck in here so you could finish me off.

Leo: Sonny, I did not stab you, and I am not here to hurt you.

Sonny: [Groans] But you were there.

Leo: Yes, yes I came to your office saying that I wanted to declare a truce between us, and you agreed, sort of, and then I left. I only came back because I needed my parking ticket validated. It is criminal what titan charges for parking.

Sonny: More criminal than trying to kill me?

Leo: Sweetheart, when I came back, you were on the floor with a knife in your back. Somebody came in after I left the first time, and that someone stabbed you. Please, sonny, my life is on the line here. Don’t tell me you don’t remember who that someone was.

Melinda: There is no doubt in my mind that leo stark murdered your wife, and then he made an attempt on sonny kiriakis’ life too. So you can be confident that his prosecution begins the moment commissioner hernandez brings mr. Stark in here in handcuffs.

Chad: Can I hang around? I’d like to see that with my own two eyes.

Melinda: Yeah, I don’t have a problem with that.

Chad: If it is leo, what happens to gwen rizczech, his partner in crime.

Melinda: Rest easy. She’s still in custody.

Gwen: Not anymore.

[Dramatic music]

Xander: Come on, we’d be an old married couple by now if it wasn’t for gwen.

Sarah: Mm, I still can’t believe that she tried to make it seem like I killed abigail. She’s still obsessed with you. I hope you know that.

Xander: Yeah, well, let’s prove to her and whole rest of the world that she can’t keep us apart anymore. I mean, after everything we’ve been through, I don’t want to wait another minute.

Sarah: Mm.

Xander: And it’s not like gwen can get in our way now. She’s locked up.

Sarah: Would be a shame to waste such an opportunity.

Xander: Right?

Sarah: Mm-hmm.

Xander: So is that a yes? Can I get your mom on the phone?

Sarah: Could we maybe put it off for a little longer?

Xander: Why?

Sarah: Mm, I was just kind of hoping we could get a jump on the wedding thing.

Xander: Oh.

Sarah: Mm.

[Tender music]

This is the sound of nature breathing.

Jennifer: A lot of things are wrong, jack. You know it as well as I do.

Jack: I’m talking about those pills in your hand.

Jennifer: I’m glad you didn’t see me going through doug and julie’s medicine cabinet trying to find the empty one. I had to lie through my teeth to get the pharmacist to refill it.

[Sighs] These? I’ve been having headaches. Kayla gave me prescription-strength ibuprofen.

Jack: You didn’t tell me about the headaches.

Jennifer: Well, you’ve had enough going on.

Jack: Well, I’ll just get you some water so you can take one of those.

Jennifer: Oh, no, you don’t have to. Just seeing you makes me feel much better.

Jack: Mm.

Jennifer: I don’t need a pill.

Jack: [Sighs] Ah. Jennifer, there’s something I have to tell you.

Jennifer: Well, from the look on your face, I’d say it’s not good. What now?

Jack: I hired a lawyer to represent gwen.

Melinda: I don’t know how you’ve managed this, but don’t go anywhere.

[Phone beeps]

Chad: How’d you get out of your cell?

Melinda: There’s not a single officer in the squad room, and a prisoner has escaped.

Gwen: I did not escape.

Chad: Yeah, then how’d you get here?

Gwen: Sonny kiriakis was stabbed last night, and I was locked up, so my lawyer convinced the judge that there is evidence of a connection between abigail’s death and sonny’s stabbing and that what leo said to the police was just to frame me for something that he did. You let leo go to go after sonny. Well done. You know, you might want to advise the kiriakis family to sue the da’s office.

Melinda: Mr. Stark’s guilt does not prove your innocence, so don’t leave town.

Chad: Where are you going?

Melinda: To get answers from a more reliable source than her, and then I’m gonna fire the ada that blew this hearing this morning.

Chad: You must be feeling very pleased with yourself.

Gwen: I’m free because I’m innocent, and leo will be arrested, and then you will see that he was lying about me.

Rafe: How did you signal leo that I was coming with you?

Sloan: You heard my end of the phone call. I didn’t say a word about you. He must have figured it out on his own. You’re wasting your time doing that.

Rafe: Do you remember when i told you if you didn’t help me find leo, I was gonna charge you as an accessory? You are about two minutes from being in handcuffs.

Sloan: Oh, go for it. It’s a bogus charge, and it’s never gonna stick.

Rafe: It’s never gonna stick? You’re about to find out how sticky I can make things for you.

Sonny: Well, if you’re not trying to kill me, why are you still holding on to the call button?

Leo: Try being accused of murder sometime. It makes a person very cautious.

[Sighs] Look, sonny, I knew what I was risking by coming here, but i basically can’t trust anyone right now, not even my lawyer. You are the only one who can get me out of this jam

Sonny: You can’t make me say what you want to hear.

Leo: Remember that truce I mentioned? Go back to that conversation. Use your second most precious muscle and concentrate.

Sonny: I said we’d never be friends… but we’d leave each other alone. Something like that.

Leo: And then what?

Sonny: And then you left.

Leo: What ese?

Sonny: Then I sat down at my desk. A few minutes later, I had to get something from a filing cabinet, and my back was to the door, and then I heard a noise. I went to turn around, but then something hit me in the back, and I had, like, this… searing pain. And then that’s it. It just goes black.

Leo: You didn’t get a look, not even a little peek?

Sonny: I can’t clear you, leo. It could’ve been you.

Leo: Who it was is the person who is trying to frame me. If I did this, you think I would’ve left my list behind for the cops to find?

Sonny: Sorry, what list?

Leo: Oh. Okay, don’t take this the wrong way, but I made an enemies list.

Sonny: Oh, my god.

Leo: You were at the top, you and abigail and brady and chloe and everyone who put in the time and trouble to bust up craig and me.

Sonny: You had to make a list? You couldn’t just keep it in your head?

Leo: It was satisfying, all right? But somebody found that list, and they brought it to your office. Then they stabbed you, left it on your desk, and they crossed off your name and abigail’s name. I did not do that. Well, I did cross off abigail’S.

Sonny: You killed abigail?

Leo: Not because I killed her. Because she was dead, which does make a person less of a threat, and that’s not the point.

Sonny: Then what is your fricking point?

Leo: Somebody is trying to make me look like I’m a fricking serial killer! My asthma felt anything but normal.

Jennifer: So you hired a lawyer for gwen without talking to me first?

Jack: It was a kneejerk reaction. I’m so sorry. God knows you’d never do anything so major without telling me. But gwen couldn’t have stabbed sonny, so maybe she’s not lying when she said she didn’t kill abigail, and I couldn’t let her go back to prison for something that she didn’t do.

Jennifer: I guess not.

Jack: Jennifer… I made gwen a part of our lives. I asked you and abigail to accept her, and you both did. When I believed that gwen killed abigail… I didn’t even know how to face you. But you were understanding then, and I’m asking you to be understanding now.

Jennifer: So you feel that leo only pointed the finger at gwen to divert attention from himself?

Jack: He set her up, and I bought it. Everybody did. Look, she’s no saint, obviously, but she’s– she deserves a whole lot better than she got from me.

Jennifer: And you feel the need to make up for it.

Jack: That’s why I did what I did today. Please, jennifer, tell me that it’s okay. The last thing I want to do is make all of this harder for you than it already is.

Gwen: You must be wishing that my father left me in jail.

Chad: Something like that.

Gwen: I told you the truth when you came to see me. I didn’t kill abigail. Leo set me up.

Chad: Now don’t play the martyr. You can’t pull it off. I wouldn’t put it past you and leo to point the finger at each other just to muddy the case against either one of you.

Gwen: Okay, you believe that at your peril.

Chad: What peril?

Gwen: Do you remember, I told you that leo had made a list of all of his enemies. Now abigail is dead, sonny is in intensive care, and they were both on that list, and so are you. The da has put leo out on the streets at my expense. What if leo decides to come after you next?

Leo: I have been cutting you some slack because of the condition you’re in, but I don’t have all the time in the world. Are you gonna tell the cops I did this to you?

[Phone rings]

[Phone beeps]

Leo: I have laid this out for you in a very logical way, and you’re looking at this call button like it’s a lifeline.

Sonny: Gee, I wonder why. I regain consciousness, and the first thing I see is you dressed like a nurse from an R.L. Stine book. How do I know you don’t have a weapon in that padded bra?

Leo: If you remember last night, you remember that you and I kind of had a moment. Your big brother alex had just threatened to kill me, and I was scared. I begged you to tell him that you and I were okay. I practically got down on my knees, and I don’t do that for just anybody. Well, actually, I do, but not for apologies. Why would I put myself through all that and then bump you off? I would’ve cut to the chase and saved myself a lot of humiliation. Please, sonny, please tell me you get what I’m saying here.

[Door clicks]

Nurse: Mr. Kiriakis, you’re awake. No matter who you are,

Nurse: I have to let your doctor know that you’re making such good progress.

Leo: No need, hon. I’ve already done that. Doctor is on his way. Right, mr. Kiriakis?

Sloan: Straight to voicemail. Anything else I can do to prove that leo and i aren’t in cahoots.

Rafe: Okay, fine. Maybe he got spooked like you said, and maybe you set me up. All I know is that I was wrong to trust you because now leo stark is back on the streets, and my investigation is back to square one!

[Line trilling] Yeah, any word on the apb? Damn. No, I lost stark. Listen, set up a quadrant search using my location as a starting point. Okay. No, I’ll alert the da.

Melinda: [Sighs] Here, your personal affects. Everything you signed a receipt for is in there. Oh, except for the sarah mask. We’re keeping that as a souvenir.

Gwen: Oh, you have to let me go because you took the word of a born liar. You know what? Do me a favor, darling. How about you do a decent job this time? Get justice for this man and for his children. Nobody should have to suffer the way that they did.

[Soft dramatic music]

Gwen: [Sighs] Thank god this bloody nightmare is finally over for me.

Chad: Talk about a get out of jail free card.

Gwen: I see this as a sign to take hold of a new lease on life. But right now, there’s somebody that I need to thank.

Jennifer: I guess I understand why you’d do this for gwen. In your shoes, I’d probably do the same thing.

Jack: Thank you. Thank you.

[Doorbell rings] I– um…

Xander: Um, may we come in?

Jack: Yes, of course. Of course, please. Uh, jennifer, look who’s here.

Sarah: I hope we’re not intruding.

Jennifer: Oh, no, of course you’re not.

Xander: Obviously we know how bad things are for you right now. We just–I don’t know. That’s kind of why we were here. We thought maybe we could pick up your day a bit.

Jennifer: Oh, well, that would be wonderful.

Jack: So what’s up?

Xander: Jack, we’re finally doing it. We’re getting married today.

Jack: Today?

Jennifer: Oh!

Xander: We were hoping that the two of you might be our witnesses.

Jack: Well–

Jennifer: Oh.

Jack: That–we’d be honored.

Jennifer: We definitely would, oh!

Sarah: Really?

Jack: Yes.

Jennifer: It’s so wonderful to see people getting their lives back on track.

Jack: Thank you, sarah. So when and where?

Sarah: My mom is meeting us at city hall.

Xander: Yeah, we didn’t feel right asking her to use her house because everything with sonny.

Jennifer: Oh, why don’t you get married here?

Sarah: Really?

Jennifer: Yes. This is your family home.

Xander: Oh, well, we wouldn’t want to put you out.

Jack: You’re not, you’re not.

Jennifer: You’re definitely not. It would be a blessing to have a cause for celebration again.

Sarah: Okay, yeah, let’s do it.

Jack: All right!

Jennifer: Yay!

[Laughs] Wonderful.

Jack: Wonderful, yes.

Jennifer: I cannot believe this. You look so beautiful. Oh, you look so handsome. Oh, my gosh. Some days, it felt like asthma was holding me back.

Sonny: Nurse leona here is right. Uh, he called– she called my doctor, and he is on his way.

Nurse: Then it looks like you’re in good hands.

Sonny: Very.

[Soft dramatic music]

Leo: You believe me, don’t you?

Sonny: I better not regret this.

Leo: If you believe I didn’t do this to you, then you also believe I’m being framed.

Sonny: I do. And whoever it is, they seem to hate both of us.

Sloan: Did the da chew you out?

Rafe: Oh, yeah.

Sloan: Good.

Rafe: Okay, so leo took off about 45 minutes ago. He probably took oak street because it has the lightest traffic. Oh, my god, I’m such a moron.

Sloan: Wow, finally you say something I agree with.

Rafe: You know what else is on oak street? University hospital. Sonny’s in the icu there.

Sloan: Hernandez! Ugh. You still have my keys!

Maggie: Oh, let’s hope the third time is the charm. This wedding is long overdue.

Xander: Couldn’t agree more.

Maggie: So where is sarah?

Xander: Well, she said she needed to freshen up. I mean, I thought she looked perfect as she was.

Maggie: Well, maybe she wants to make a bit of an entrance. That’s the bride’s right, mm.

Jennifer: Aren’t these beautiful? We can put them all around.

Maggie: Okay, well, let me help you.

Jennifer: Oh, great.

Jack: I haven’t seen jennifer smile in a long time. Thanks for making us a part of this day.

Xander: Oh, you’re my mate. Wouldn’t be right without you here. I wanted to ask you the last time we tried to do this, but, you know, it was too soon.

[Sighs] What a bad day that turned out to be.

Jack: The only reason sarah was arrested was because of gwen. I am so sorry for all of that.

Xander: Hey, that wasn’t any of your doing, jack.

Jack: About gwen, um…

Xander: What about her?

Jack: [Sighs] Never mind. It can wait.

Maggie: Well, I wasn’t expecting to see you again today. How’s it going?

Jennifer: Uh, I feel much better. Thank you so much for talking with me.

Maggie: Oh, anytime. You’re the one who had the strength to throw out those pills. That was a very big deal. What did jack say when you told him?

Jennifer: I haven’t had the chance to talk with him about it yet. There’s been so much going on.

Maggie: Huh. So what? What’s been going on?

Jennifer: Huh?

Maggie: Oh, hi.

Jennifer: Look at you!

Maggie: You look lovely and so happy.

Sarah: Well, for a while there, I didn’t think that this kind of happiness was possible for me anymore.

Jennifer: We made you a bouquet. Are you ready?

Sarah: Yes. Xan, my baby. What do you say? You want to get married?

Xander: I say yes.

[Tender music]

Maggie: Oh. Yes, yes, yes, yes.

[Muffled speech and laughter]

[Dramatic music]

My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Maggie: [Laughs]

Xander: All right.

Jennifer: Yay! Oh, my goodness.

Gwen: What’s going on?

Sarah: Yes, good.

Gwen: Maybe I should just go.

Xander: Yes.

Maggie: Oh, wonderful. Dearly beloved, we are gathered today to join xander and sarah in marriage. Marriage is an honorable state, one that should not be–

Xander: Maggie, um, would you mind if we just skip straight to the good bits, and if we could avoid the whole “does anyone object?” Part, that’d be great.

Maggie: Gotcha. Okay, you and sarah, um, have prepared your vows a year ago. Well, now you get a chance to say them out loud. Why don’t you start?

Xander: I…

Sarah: What?

Xander: I can’t remember my speech. I went over it and over it and over it, and I just– my mind has gone completely blank.


Maggie: Well, then, you know, why don’t you just say what’s in your heart right now?

Xander: Right. Your just… you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.

[Sighs] Being loved by someone like you, I… it’s more than i ever dreamed of. And when I thought I’d lost you, I… it was like nothing mattered anymore. And I did the sort of things that I used to do before I knew you because i decided that, well, happiness must not be on the cards for me because you are my happiness, sarah, and then a miracle happened because of abigail. You came back to me, and now I’m gonna spend the rest of my life taking care of you and being so very grateful for that miracle.

Sarah: [Laughs]

[Chuckles] I feel like I’ve been entrusted with this wonderful secret ’cause I know the real you, the xander you were born to be before life made you bitter and angry, before I knew that I loved you, you became my friend, my crude, pushy, unfailingly loyal friend, and I found myself just wanting to get to know you better, and something told me that if I did, it would be the gift of a lifetime, and it was. The night before our first wedding, I remember thinking that I had gotten everything I’d ever wanted. What an awful journey we went after that, right?

[Laughs] I thought that I lost you forever, but here we are, and I get to spend the rest of my life with the love of my life, my husband. That’s you.


Maggie: Oh, that is so beautiful, both of you. And now do you, xander cook, take sarah horton to be your wedded wife, to cherish her in love and in friendship, in strength and in weakness, in success and in disappointment, and will you love her faithfully today, tomorrow, and as long as the two of you shall live?

Xander: I do.

Maggie: And do you, sarah horton, take xander cook to be your wedded husband, to cherish him in love and in friendship, in strength and in weakness, in success and in disappointment, and will you love him faithfully today, tomorrow, and for as long as the two of you shall live?

Sarah: I do.

Maggie: Tell me you have the rings.

Xander: Oh, no, I do. I do. I do. I definitely do.

Sarah: Oh.

Xander: I’ll give you this one.

Sarah: [Laughs]

Xander: Okay.

[Tender music]


Maggie: Well, now I’m overjoyed to finally pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride!


Sonny: Oh, my god, I hope I’m not making a huge mistake trusting you.

Leo: You think I’m lying? Still?

Leo: Well, gwen’s in jail. Who else would’ve done this to me

Leo: Girl, if I knew the answer to that, you think I’d be here? I’d be spilling my guts to salem’s finest.

[Phone rings] Ugh, I have to take this.

Sonny: You know more than you’re telling me.

Leo: Hey, sloany.

Sloan: I am stuck at this dive motel, and you’re not here.

Leo: Sorry, I can’t trust anyone anymore. I thought it was a trap.

Leo: That’s exactly what it was. The police commissioner said he’d arrest me if I didn’t help him out.

Leo: Traitor! Ever hear of a malpractice suit?

Sloan: Shut up and listen to me.

Leo: Why?

Sloan: I better not get disbarred for this. Where are you?

Leo: Why would I tell you anything about my location?

Sarah: Because commissioner hernandez thinks you’re at the hospital to finish off sonny kiriakis. Do not go anywhere near that place. He’s headed there now.

Leo: What? When did he leave?

Sarah: He should be there any minute.

Jennifer: [Laughs]

Sarah: [Giggles]

Xander: What the bloody hell are you doing here?

Gwen: I’m sorry. I’m sorry, I– I didn’t mean to intrude. I–

Xander: What did you mean to do?

Gwen: [Sighs] If I’d have known that this was going on–

Xander: No, no, why aren’t you in jail?

Gwen: My new lawyer convinced the judge to release me. They’re looking for leo now. I– I’m sorry. I really didn’t mean to ruin your wedding. I can see now that you both are meant to be together.

Xander: No thanks to you.

Gwen: I–I just wanted to come here and say thank you for having my back yet again. God knows I’ve done nothing to deserve it. Right, I’m gonna leave now. Just go back to your celebrations. I had no intention of hurting abigail that night. It was just my desperate attempt to get sarah away from xander. And one more thing. I didn’t kill laura. Her death really was an accident, and I told abigail that, too, and she believed me. I hope you will too.

Jennifer: I’ll have to think about it.

Gwen: [Sighs] I wish you a world of happiness.

[Soft dramatic music]

Sarah: Well, at least she didn’t show up in time to object.

Xander: She’s gone now, hopefully for good.

Flo, you’re here.

[Soft dramatic music]

Gwen: What the hell is this? What’s happened here?

Gwen: [Sighs] Thank god it’s still here.

Xander: Well, so gwen told us to enjoy this moment, and that’s exactly what i intend to do. This is the first day of my life with the missus, and I intend to celebrate the hell out of it.

Maggie: Oh, I like that.

Jack: That sounds really good.

Xander: Okay.

Sarah: My goodness.

Jennifer: Oh, here he is.

Sarah: Thank you.

Jack: And you. For you.

Maggie: Ah, thank you, sir.

Jack: For you, my darling.

Jennifer: Thank you.

Maggie: Okay.

Jack: All right, it’s time for a toast. To mr. And mrs. Xander cook.

Maggie: Here, here!

Jennifer: Cheers!

Sarah: Cheers, cheers.


Xander: [Sighs]

Maggie: Oh, look at him!

[Laughs] He needs more.


Gwen: [Sighs]

[Elevator chimes]

Rafe: Excuse me, I need an update on sonny kiriakis.

Nurse: He’s regained consciousness.

Rafe: Oh, that’s great. When was the last time someone checked in on him?

Nurse: There’s another nurse with him right now.

Rafe: Okay, what’s her name?

Nurse: I think mr. Kiriakis called her leona.

Rafe: And how well do you know her?

Nurse: I don’T. I’ve never seen her before.

Rafe: Oh, my god.

[Dramatic music]

Rafe: Hey, leo was here?

Sonny: Yeah, you just missed him.

Rafe: Oh, my god.

Nurse: Nurse leona, the commissioner of police would like to talk to you.

[Elevator chimes]

Leo: Sorry, doll. I’m on my break.

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Jennifer: I can’t believe someone did that to sonny.

Maggie: Thank you, sweetie.

Jennifer: Did you sleep at all last night?

Maggie: Oh. A while, finally.

Jennifer: How’s victor taking it?

Maggie: Well, he’s doing his best to be strong, you know, for justin’s sake, but I’m really worried about him.

Victor: Young man in his prime gets stabbed in the back and the only thing this rag can worry about is money. Leo stark ought to be eradicated from the planet. Should’ve done it myself a long time ago.

Alex: This is on me, uncle vic.

Victor: Alex. What are you talking about?

Alex: I had the chance to take care of stark last night and I didn’t do it. If sonny doesn’t make it out of this, I’ll never forgive myself.

[Phone rings]

Sloan: I don’t appreciate being summoned.

Rafe: You know what I don’t appreciate? Deranged killers freely roaming my streets, so why don’t you tell me where leo stark is?

Sloan: [Sighs]

[Knock on door]

Leo: Nobody’s supposed to know I’m here.

Chad: Stark. Open the door.

Leo: Chad? Oh, god. What do I do?

Chad: Open the door, or I’m gonna kick it in!

Leo: I’m coming. Chad, you don’t understand!

Chad: I understand plenty. You murdered my wife and my best friend. And now, it’s your turn to die.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Chad: You recognize this? You used it on abigail and sonny. I went through a lot of trouble to steal this from the police evidence room and it was worth it because now, I’m gonna use it to rid the world of you.

Leo: Please don’t do that. I’m begging you.

Chad: Begging, begging. Did my wife beg you before you stuck this into her? Did she beg you to think about our kids?

Leo: I didn’t kill abigail, I swear to god!

Chad: See, sonny, sonny, sonny didn’t even have a chance to beg. You just snuck up on him and now, he’s dead.

Leo: He’s dead?

Chad: You stabbed him in the back like the coward you are.

Leo: I am. I am a total coward. That’s why I couldn’t have stabbed anybody. I pass out if I see blood. I didn’t do any of this!

Chad: Shh. You think that I am gonna believe a word that you say?

[Flesh squelches]

Leo: [Groans]

[Dramatic music]

Chad: [Sighs]

Leo: [Gasps]


[Elevator bell dings]

Chad: No, no, no, don’t tell me that sonny–

Justin: No, no, no, no, no. He’s alive.

Chad: [Sighs]

Justin: He’s just in the icu.

Chad: Okay, he made it through the night. That’s a good sign.

Justin: Yes, yes, but the knife did a lot of damage. His surgeon said that he’s still critical, but stable.

Chad: Thank, god. I thought when I saw the two of you talking, I–

Mr. Kiriakis.

Justin: Yes. How’s sonny?

He’s still holding his own, but the doctor said you could see him now.

Justin: Oh, thank you.

Chad: I can’t believe this.

Stephanie: Sonny’s tough. He gets it from the johnson side. We don’t mention that to victor.

Chad: [Chuckles]

Stephanie: He has so much to live for. He’ll pull through.

Chad: Yeah, he has to. I don’t think I can handle losing anyone else I love right now.

Sloan: You already had to drop the charges against leo, now you want to pull him in?

Rafe: Oh, yeah.

Sloan: Why?

Rafe: Hmm. This.

Sloan: [Chuckles] So? That’s a steak knife. Look, I’ve got somewhere to be, so could you just get to the point?

Rafe: Last night, chad dimera went to sonny kiriakis’ office and he found sonny lying on the floor with this knife stuck in his back and leo stark standing over him. So could we knock off the games now? Some days, it felt like asthma was holding me back.

Rafe: Your client and sonny hate each other.

Sloan: Did chad see leo stab sonny?

Rafe: No.

Sloan: Did anybody else?

Rafe: Not that I’m aware of.

Sloan: So no witnesses. Isn’t it possible that chad walked in just as leo was trying to administer first aid to mr. Kiriakis?

Rafe: Not with their history.

Sloan: What history?

Rafe: Well, leo blames sonny for ruining his romance with his last mark and you know, he used to work for sonny at titan, so he knew how to talk his way through security. And his fingerprints are all over the handle of that knife– means, motive, and opportunity.

Sloan: Maybe leo was trying to pull the knife out. Some people panic, you know? They do stupid stuff.

Rafe: Oh, you got an explanation for everything, don’t you? You know, maybe you can use those talents to explain why the coroner also believes that that knife was used in another murder of one of leo’s enemies, abigail dimera.

Victor: The only person to blame for what got done to sonny is leo stark.

Alex: I know that, but–

Victor: No buts. Don’t go trying to make this your personal tragedy. And as far as leo stark is concerned, that little weasel’s gonna rue the day he ever laid a finger on a kiriakis.

Leo: [Groans] I’ve been on hold forever. Was I cut off by that? Yeah. Yo. This is sonny kiriakis’ brother, alex, just calling to find out how my kid brother’s doing. Oh, that’s wonderful. I mean, awesome. Yeah, thanks a lot.

[Cell phone beeps]

[Sighs] Sonny’s still alive, which means I can’t be framed for another murder. Which means all I have to do is figure out the name of the rat who is setting me up.


Stephanie: I hear you found sonny.

Chad: [Clears throat]

Stephanie: Did you get any sleep at all? I don’t suppose you’ve had any breakfast. I need to make myself useful, so I’m gonna go down to the cafeteria and get you whatever doesn’t look disgusting.

Chad: Oh, I can’t eat. Not until I know sonny’s okay.

Stephanie: Well, it may be a while before we know that. I don’t want you passing out from low blood sugar.

[Elevator bell dings]

Chad: Will.

Will: Where’s sonny?

Stephanie: He’s in the icu. I’ll show you where it is.

[Tense music]

[Monitor beeping]

Justin: You were always a good sleeper, even when you were a baby. And when you did wake up in the middle of the night, you never cried. Your mom and I would just hear you babbling to yourself in your crib and one of us would go in. Your mom used to sing a song. The same song.

Sleep my child

and peace attend thee

all through the night

guardian angels

god will send thee

all through the night

[Cries] I’d give anything to hear her sing that again.

[Crying] I love you, sonny. Please, you have to come back to us. I can’t lose you too.

Will: Justin.

Justin: Will. Will, you made it. Thank, god.

Will: When did he get out of surgery?

Justin: Not till the middle of the night. They didn’t want to reverse the anesthesia, so we have to just wait for him to come out.

Will: Is it okay?

Justin: Oh, yeah. Please.

Will: Hey. Hey, sonny, it’s me. I’m here. I’m here.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Jennifer: And now, I’m going to fix you something to eat.

Maggie: No, you’re not. Please, come and sit down.

Jennifer: [Sighs]

Maggie: Tell me, jenn, how are you getting through these days?

Jennifer: Oh, well, jack really took a nosedive when gwen was charged. He’s a wreck. She put abigail through so much, but he never thought that she’d go this far.

Maggie: Sweetheart, I asked how you are, and you told me how jack is.

Jennifer: Well, it’s harder for him because of gwen.

Maggie: It’s just as hard for you. I know how it feels to lose a daughter, and I wasn’t as close to summer as you were to abigail. But she was your firstborn. She was your baby. Your friend.

Jennifer: I– believe me, aunt maggie, I know, but listen, people grieve differently. I mean, I’m okay. I have to be. Jack and chad and the kids, they’re…

[Sighs] They need me. Thomas and charlotte are having to go through life without a mother, and their father is really struggling. Someone has to be strong.

Maggie: You know what? I worry there’s no one to be strong for you.

Jennifer: [Sighs]

[Cell phone ringing] Oh. Oh, it’s the ad sales department at the paper.

Maggie: At a time like this?

Jennifer: Yes. I’m so sorry. I have to take it. Hello? Hi. Yes, it’s me. What’s up?

[Soft dramatic music]

Maggie: Pain killers. Oh, jennifer.

Alex: My brother’s fighting for his life. You want me to focus on business.

Victor: You’re damn right I do. When sonny gets better, and he will, I want him to come back to a company that’s thriving. That’s where you come in.

Alex: How? What are you talking about?

Victor: Do I have to draw you a picture? I want you to take over as interim ceo of titan.

Will: Are the doctors saying he’ll make a full recovery?

Justin: All they’re saying is that he’s holding his own, but that he’s not out of the woods.

Will: What does that mean?

Justin: They’re hopeful, but they’re monitoring his condition very closely.

Will: Okay. I mean, ’cause I can’t lose him.

Justin: I know. Sonny doesn’t want to lose you either. He’s not going to leave us now. He’ll pull through.

Will: Yeah, he has to.

[Monitor beeping]

[Elevator bell dings]

Stephanie: Chad. Here.

Chad: What’s in here?

Stephanie: A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. Have breakfast then go home and get some sleep.

Chad: I already told you. I’m not leaving sonny.

Stephanie: Sonny’s got his husband and his dad with him. You’re gonna need to spell him in a few hours, and you can’t do that if you’re exhausted.

Chad: The person that killed my wife and almost killed my best friend is on the loose, and you want me to go home and sleep?

[Cell phone beeps]

Sloan: The 911 log says that it was leo who called in for the ambulance.

Rafe: ‘Cause chad told him to.

Sloan: Already had to drop the charges against leo for abigail dimera. It sounds to me like you’re gonna have to do the same thing here. Your case is entirely circumstantial.

Rafe: Mm-hmm. Do you know actually, there is one piece of evidence that I haven’t told you about yet. You see, leo made a list of all the people that he was out to get.

Stephanie: How do you know that?

Rafe: We found this at the crime scene. Two names crossed off. Abigail and sonny.

Stephanie: More circumstantial evidence.

Rafe: I am not charging leo– yet, but I sure as hell am gonna talk to him and I am pretty sure you know where he’s at. So either you help me bring him in, or I’m gonna charge you as an accessory.

Stephanie: You can’t do that.

Rafe: Watch me.

Migraine attacks?

Victor: Well?

Alex: Why are they going after titan? My brother didn’t ask to get himself stabbed. This is just clickbait.

Victor: This is not a tabloid, alex.

Alex: No, I understand that. I get it. It’s a respectable publication. They’re threatening to lose confidence in titan.

Victor: Which I cannot have.

Alex: You want me to take over?

Victor: And I want stephanie johnson working full-time to get this pr crisis in control.

Alex: And you’re sure you want me working with stephanie? Wasn’t it just the other day, you told me that if it were up to you, you wouldn’t have steve johnson’s daughter wipe the floors at titan.

Victor: Yes, and I meant it, but sonny hired her and I think it’s about time she started to earn her keep.

Stephanie: Oh.

Chad: How is he? Did he know you were there?

Justin: I don’t know. Will’s with him now. He’s probably the best medicine for him.

Stephanie: [Sighs] Will looked scared to death.

Justin: We all are. Look, I’m gonna be in the chapel if anybody’s looking for me.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: I’m gonna go check on will.

Stephanie: Sure. I’ll wait for you here.

[Cell phone ringing]

[Cell phone beeps] This is stephanie.

Alex: Hey, it’s alex. I need to see you right away. Kiriakis study. Be there in ten.

Stephanie: But I’m–

Alex: But nothing.

[Cell phone beeps]

Stephanie: [Sighs]

Jennifer: Sorry about that. They had to have an okay on a big ad buy.

Maggie: I accidentally knocked this over.

Jennifer: Oh. I should’ve latched it.

Maggie: When I was picking up what I spilled, I– I found this.

Jennifer: Oh. Oh, those are doug’s pain meds. Julie asked me to fill it.

Maggie: Doug’s in pain?

Jennifer: That old racquetball injury.

Maggie: But doug hasn’t been playing racquetball in a long time.

Jennifer: Maybe it was something else.

Maggie: Hmm.

Jennifer: Maybe he had a fall and julie doesn’t want anybody to know about it. You know how proud they both are.

Maggie: Jennifer. You know you can tell me the truth.

Leo: Someone hates me enough to frame me for a murder and an almost murder, and I can’t figure out who it is. The people who hate me most are the same people who love sonny and abigail. It doesn’t make any sense.

[Cell phone ringing]

[Cell phone beeps] Hey, girl.

Sloan: Where are you, leo?

Leo: Look, this has been real and all, but your services are no longer needed.

Sloan: And what does that mean?

Leo: It means I’ll see you on the flip side. I’m out. Good bye.

Sloan: Wait a minute, leo. Don’t hang up. I can still help you.

Leo: And how are you gonna do that? Someone is trying to pin not one, but two crimes on me. Are you saying you can make those charges go the way of dvds and spiral perms?

Sloan: I want you to tell me exactly what happened in sonny kiriakis’ office.

Leo: What difference does it make? The cops already think I did it, so does chad.

Sloan: Did anyone see you do it?

Leo: No, because I didn’t!

Sloan: Then I can still help you.

Leo: Sonny had already been stabbed when I got back to his office. I’m the one who found him. You tell that to the cops and see how fast they change their opinion about me. I’ll wait. On second thought, I won’T.

Sloan: I believe you, leo.

Leo: You do?

Sloan: Yes. I know you didn’t murder abigail dimera and I know you’re too smart to try to kill sonny kiriakis. Someone is trying to set you up, and I want a chance to prove it. Just tell me where you’re at and I’ll come to you.

Leo: Sorry, girlfriend, it’s too late for that.

Sloan: I know it looks bad right now, but trust me. It will look even worse if you try to run. Leo. Are you still there? Leo, listen to me. I’m on your side.


[Monitor beeping]

Will: [Sighs] Ari made it very clear to me that she’s not happy I was in la for so long. I’m really sorry I wasn’t here. Oh, gabi’s taking ari shopping today and I have a feeling that…

[Sighs] Ari’s gonna be the only elementary school student in designer clothes. And this is when you would say, “will, gabi is ari’s mother and she’s gonna spoil her every once in a while.” And that’s why I need you to wake up. To remind me not to sweat the small stuff.

Chad: And it’s all small stuff.

Will: [Chuckles] How long have you been here?

Chad: Long enough to know that gabi and ari are about to do some damage at the mall. Does arianna know?

Will: No. Gabi wanted to keep it from her until, you know, sonny gets better and I don’t know. I didn’t know what to do, so I just went along with it.

Chad: Well, it’s in the news.

Will: Yeah. Fortunately, ari’s not big on “the spectator.” Gabi’s gonna keep her off social media.

Chad: Okay. Well, I–I just wanted to get a look at him. I’ll leave you guys alone.

Will: Chad. Don’t go yet. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

[Monitor beeping]

Chad: What’s up?

Will: [Sighs] I… I just can’t stop thinking that this is my fault.

Chad: Why?

Will: Sonny was obsessed with breaking up leo and chloe’s dad. And I had, you know, I had a lot of opportunities to get him to back off and I–

Chad: Wouldn’t have worked.

[Sighs] I’ve known sonny for almost as long as you have, and there was no way that he was gonna stand back and let leo scam craig the way he scammed you two.

Will: Yeah, I guess.

Chad: Face it. It’s just the guy you married.

Will: Yes, it is. And I love that guy so much.

[Dramatic music]

Stephanie: I was at the hospital. I haven’t even gotten a chance to see sonny yet. This had damned well better be important.

Victor: How’s sonny doing?

Stephanie: The doctors told justin he’s not out of the woods yet, but he’s stable.

Alex: Well, that’s great. That’s really great.

Stephanie: Will got there right before I left.

Victor: Managed to tear himself away from the city of angels, did he?

Alex: Come on, uncle vic.

Stephanie: So what am i doing here?

Victor: The doctors can take care of sonny. You two can see to it that he doesn’t come back to a company that’s tanked in his absence.

Stephanie: What’s the problem?

Alex: He’s talking about this.

Stephanie: [Gasps] Wow. They didn’t waste any time.

Victor: Wow? That’s all you have to say? You’re being paid a great deal of money to see to this sort of thing.

Stephanie: And I will.

Victor: But not alone. I want a kiriakis to supervise.

Stephanie: Which kiriakis?

Victor: Alex. I want you to put your heads together and work nonstop to salvage the reputation of my company. Is that clear? Is there something going on here that I’m not aware of? Some problem?

Stephanie: No. No problem at all. Alex and I are on it, right?

Alex: You bet.

Victor: Then why are you standing here? Get over to headquarters and get busy.

Maggie: How many of these have you taken?

Jennifer: [Sighs] None. I swear. They give doug 30 at a time. Count them.

Maggie: No, I don’t have to. I believe you.

Jennifer: I was thinking about taking them. I’m glad you didn’t see me going through doug and julie’s medicine cabinet trying to find the empty one. I had to lie through my teeth to get the pharmacist to refill it.

Maggie: How long have you been struggling with this?

Jennifer: God. Honestly, I… ever since I lost my mom.

Maggie: Oh, jennifer. And why didn’t you come and talk to me?

Jennifer: I don’t know. I guess I thought I was handling it. Then all of this happened with abigail.

Maggie: And you ran out of coping skills. Oh, sweetheart, I am so sorry that you’ve been struggling with this. I should have figured out that something was wrong.

Jennifer: I’ve been white-knuckling it, trying to hide the fact that I can barely make it through the day.

[Sniffles] Jack doesn’t have a clue.


Maggie: Jack isn’t an addict in recovery. I am, and I should’ve seen the signs. So how long has it been since you’ve gone to a meeting?

Jennifer: Oh, too long.

[Chuckles] I thought about it though. Just the thought though of… having to go and talk about abigail and admit that it made me want to use, just made me feel like such a failure.

Maggie: [Sighs] That’s the disease talking. It makes us feel bad about ourselves for needing help. I’ve been there before. You know you’ve found strength in admitting that you have a weakness.

Jennifer: Well, knowing and believing are clearly two different things.

Maggie: Mm. You were honest with me. That’s the first step.

Jennifer: Well…

Maggie: You know, there’s a meeting at the hospital every day at noon, and if we leave right now, we can just about make it. So what are you gonna do with those?

Jennifer: [Sniffles] Oh.


Maggie: Second thoughts?

Jennifer: Yeah. But I know this is the right thing to do.

Maggie: Oh, I’m so proud of you.

Jennifer: [Sighs]

Maggie: Okay. Okay, let’s get to that meeting.

Jennifer: Okay.

Maggie: Okay.

Jennifer: [Chuckles]

Sloan: Leo, just tell me where you are. You need somebody by your side– somebody you can trust. Isn’t that why you hired me?

Leo: Chad walked in on me looking at sonny with a knife in his back. I am in major trouble here, sloan, and no offense, but johnnie cochran you are not.

Sloan: You haven’t given me a chance. Just tell me where you are. I’ll be right there. We’re gonna figure this out together.

Leo: Oh. I guess I don’t have a choice. I’m at the white dove motel, room 201. I’ll be under the bed.

Sloan: I’m on my way.

[Cell phone beeps]

Rafe: Well, hold on. Not so fast. Where is he?

Sloan: You want leo stark, well, then you’ll have to give me something that I want. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Rafe: I’m not bartering with you. We already have a deal in place. You got the information and now, I handle this.

Sloan: I’d never make that deal.

Rafe: What are you trying to pull?

Sloan: Nothing. When I see leo, I’ll recommend that we come in here and he give you a statement.

Rafe: Oh, and I’m supposed to just believe that?

Sloan: I’m not gonna sell out my client.

Rafe: Your client may have already committed one murder and attempted another.

Sloan: “May have” being the operative words. As far as I know, you’re still innocent in this country until proven guilty.

Rafe: You know, I already have enough to bring leo in on suspicion of attempted murder and you damn well know it. Now, you either tell me where he is or you’re gonna spend the night in a holding cell.

Sloan: Okay, but I’m coming with you.

Rafe: Forget it.

Sloan: No, mr. Stark has the right to have his attorney present while you question him and you damned well know that.

Rafe: All right. All right.

Sloan: But if we show up in a squad car, leo’s gonna be gone like the wind.

Rafe: Fine. We’ll take yours. But I’ll drive.

Sloan: [Scoffs]

[Dramatic music]

Leo: [Sighs] Oh, you better make it fast, sloanikins. A sister doesn’t have all day. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Maggie: Hi, darling.

Victor: Oh, good. You’re back.

Maggie: [Sighs] Is there any news on sonny?

Victor: Well, he’s stable, but they have to keep him in the icu. Will’s with him now.

Maggie: So there’s hope. Oh, that’s wonderful, honey.

Victor: Where have you been?

Maggie: Oh, I’m sorry I was so long. I just thought I should stop by and see how jennifer’s doing.

Victor: And?

Maggie: Well, I’m glad I went by. She’s having a really hard time.

Victor: Well, in her situation, who wouldn’t be having a hard time?

Maggie: Exactly. But I think she’s feeling a little bit better now.

Victor: You seem to have that effect on people.

[Soft dramatic music]

Jennifer: [Sighs]

Alex: I just got a text from my dad. He said sonny’s vital signs are still holding steady.

Stephanie: Oh, that’s great.

Alex: Yeah, I guess his condition really improved after will got there to be with him.

Stephanie: Mm, well, I’ll bet so. Those two have something really special going.

Alex: Yeah, they do. I hope I have what they do someday. What are you working on?

Stephanie: The press release announcing you as interim ceo.

Alex: Huh.

Stephanie: Since you’re supervising everything I do, I assume you want to read it.

Alex: Come on. Give me a break.

[Sighs] That is pretty good.

Stephanie: [Scoffs] Pretty good? I made you sound like warren buffett.

Alex: Well, I’m sorry. Why, ms. Johnson, this press release is absolutely amazing.

Stephanie: That’s more like it.

Alex: Hmm. Just like you. Amazing.

Stephanie: Watch it.

Alex: I know. Boundaries.

Stephanie: Exactly.

Alex: I do have to say though, I am quite impressed the way you made my “vast experience cultivating an atmosphere of corporate inclusivity” and my “adeptness at vertical integration” sound almost sexy.

Stephanie: [Scoffs] What can I say? I’m really good at what I do.

Alex: You are not gonna get an argument from me.

[Smacks lips, sighs]

[Knocking on door]

Sloan: Leo. Open up. It’s me. Sloan. Leo, let me in.

Rafe: Let me try.

[Banging on door] Hey, stark! We know you’re in there! Open up the damn door!

[Dramatic music]

Sloan: Oh! Do you have to act like such a neanderthal?



Rafe: All right, what the hell is going on?

Sloan: I don’t know. He told me he’d be here.

Rafe: Okay, well, obviously he lied to you. You still think he’s innocent?

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Bonnie: Justin! Where are you? I thought we were ha-ha-having a late dinner.

[Laughs] What’s all this?

Justin: A picnic. I started to set it up on the patio, but I nearly got eaten alive by mosquitos. So I hope this is okay.

Bonnie: Aw, honey, it’s perfect.

Justin: Here you go. To my beautiful wife.

Bonnie: To my thoughtful husband. And here I thought we were gonna have takeout from buddy’s burger barn. And you went and dialed up that romance, cowboy.

Justin: I’ll admit that I may have been influenced by alex. I tell you, my son really seems to know how to impress the ladies.

Stephanie: I should get going, first day on a new job tomorrow.

Alex: You could be late. I’ll write you a note.

Stephanie: [Sighs] Would you just give up? I’m not just gonna fall into your arms because you’re handsome. Maybe that works on other women, but not me.

Alex: She thinks I’m handsome. Yes! Still in the game, baby.

Chloe: What word has an a and an n, but doesn’t end in t?

[Knock on door] Oh, hey, nicole. Glad you’re here. This game drives me crazy. What word starts with an a–

Nicole: Sex.

Chloe: Uh, no, there’s no a in sex.

Nicole: No. No, chloe. Sex, that’s what they’re having. Eric and jada are sleeping together.

Rafe: Jada? Hey, thought your shift ended hours ago.

Jada: It did. I’m just taking another look at the suspects in the abigail dimera case.

Rafe: Well, we now have gwen rizczech in custody. Leo stark told us that she confessed to him.

Jada: I know, but I don’t trust that guy.

Leo: Oh, sonny? I forgot to ask, do you validate? The parking rates here–sonny? My hit list. How did this get here? And what is that on it? Blood? Oh, my god, sonny! Sonny! Sonny, can you hear me?

[Panting] He’s dead.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Nicole: So I knock on eric’s door, and jada answers– in a towel.

Chloe: Okay.

Nicole: So she gives me some song and dance about how she’s just taking a shower there because the air conditioning is broken, but what does an a/c being broken have to do–

Chloe: Okay, okay, can we just fast forward to the sex part?

Nicole: Yeah. Yeah, fine. Okay, so I tell her that I was relieved that she was just taking a shower, because when she answered eric’s door in just that towel, I was worried that maybe they slept together.

Chloe: Wait. You didn’t say that, did you?

Nicole: Yeah. Why wouldn’t I?

Chloe: Oh, my god.

Nicole: I was thrown off guard.

Chloe: Nicole, don’t you see how totally inappropriate that is?

Nicole: No, actually, I don’T.

Chloe: Telling the woman that you’re worried that she and eric had slept together? What are you, her mother?

Nicole: Can we drop the sarcasm, please?

Chloe: I just can’t believe you said that to a woman that you hardly know. Whoever she sleeps with, that’s none of your concern.

Nicole: Well, it is my concern who she sleeps with if I care about that person. A person who has been a good friend and I have a long history with.

Chloe: Okay, I don’t care if you’ve known eric since forever. This is a private matter between two people who are or are not having sex.

Nicole: Well, you didn’t let me finish.

Chloe: There’s more?

Nicole: Yeah, there’s more. She proceeds to tell me that they did sleep together.

Chloe: Probably ’cause you put her on the spot.

Nicole: You’re missing the point.

Chloe: The point being?

Nicole: That she and eric had sex.

Chloe: Well, good for them.

Nicole: That’s it? That’s all you’re gonna say?

Chloe: What do you want me to say? I’m so glad that jada confided in you, and you now finally know what eric’s and her relationship is, so that you can continue to obsess even more than you’ve been obsessing over this. I’m so happy for you.

Nicole: I am not obsessing. Why are you acting like I’m some kind of head case, and like I’m getting on your last nerve? This is important to me, chloe.

Chloe: I know it’s important. That’s why I’m worried about you. That you’re so freaked out that eric is with someone who isn’t you. And frankly, I don’t know how you’re not embarrassed that you interrogated that woman about her sex life. I’m a little embarrassed just hearing about it.

Nicole: Oh. Wow. Okay, well, forget I brought it up then. I’ll be on my way.

Chloe: Oh, for god’s sakes, don’t leave.

Nicole: Well, I don’t want to embarrass you, so I should go.

Chloe: Oh, fine, I am over my embarrassment. I just have a couple questions. What if eric and jada did have sex?

Nicole: What do you mean “what if” they had sex?

Chloe: What I mean is you should be reacting the same way I am, which is I could care less if they did. You should care less because, like I keep reminding you, you are a married woman.

Nicole: [Scoffs]

Rafe: Well, you are right not to trust leo. The guy would do just about anything to keep himself out of trouble.

Jada: Like point the finger at his best friend.

Rafe: Yeah. I mean, he turned on gwen last time when he gave us the mask. I’m sure that he thought that was gonna be enough to get himself off the hook.

Jada: But trask decided to just charge them both with murder.

Rafe: And suddenly, leo swears that gwen told him that she murdered abigail. Seems a little convenient, wouldn’t you say?

Jada: Yeah, I would. So you agree that you think leo’s making up this confession?

Rafe: Well, it’s certainly possible.

Jada: So then that would mean that gwen could be innocent.

Rafe: Well, I took gwen’s statement myself, and my gut tells me that she was telling the truth, that when she left abigail’s room, abigail was still alive.

Jada: Gwen said she threatened her sister with a syringe, not a knife?

Rafe: That’s right.

Jada: So we know abigail was stabbed to death. And if gwen is telling the truth, then what happened to this knife?

Rafe: That’s a good question.

Leo: Oh, sonny.

Sonny: [Groans]

Leo: [Gasps] You’re alive. Oh, thank god. Now what do I do? I’m gonna help you, that’s what I’m gonna do. Oh, ooh, I can’t, ’cause then they’re gonna think I did it. Ah. Ugh. But if I leave you here, you’re gonna bleed to death. Oh, there’s gotta be something. Um…I know. I’m gonna call an ambulance. Okay. Okay.

Chad: Leo? What the hell did you do?

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Justin: You know, I was thinking…

Bonnie: Mm-hmm?

Justin: That maybe we should take this little party out to the hot tub.

Bonnie: Well, I like the way you think.

Justin: Okay. I’ll go upstairs and change into my trunks.

Bonnie: Who needs trunks?

Justin: Bonnie kiriakis, are you suggesting what I think you’re suggesting?

Bonnie: Well, no one’s here. Seems like a perfect opportunity to skinny dip with your wife. What do you say, counselor? Shall we? Oh, yeah, drop ’em. Right here, right now.

Alex: Dude, cheese. Ah. Mmm. Mm.

Stephanie: I know it’s late, but any chance you’re still serving?

Eric: I’m sorry, the kitchen’s closed. Stephanie?

Stephanie: Hey, cuz.

Eric: I didn’t know you were in town.

Stephanie: I know, I just got here a few days ago.

Eric: It’s so good to see you. It’s been forever.

Stephanie: I know. It feels like I’m playing catch-up with everyone.

Eric: Yeah, well, you missed a lot of what’s going on in salem, right? Not necessarily a bad thing.

Stephanie: Yeah, so I gather. Speaking of, I was really sorry to hear that you and nicole split up.

Nicole: I know that I’m married, chloe. That hasn’t escaped me. But does that mean that I can’t be concerned about eric?

Chloe: Mm, it kind of does.

Nicole: Why? We’re good friends. And we have a long history together.

Chloe: As you keep saying. But that history, nicole, is what’s making your concern fraught.

Nicole: Fraught? Why?

Chloe: Come on, don’t you see what this is? This is dangerous territory. Honey, you are wondering about your ex-husband’s sex life?

Nicole: Well, I’m wondering because he’s in a very vulnerable place right now. I mean, he just left the priesthood.

Chloe: So what?

Nicole: So he’s not ready for anything serious.

Chloe: [Sighs] What are you, his shrink?

Nicole: Did I not already ask you to drop the sarcasm?

Chloe: Okay, what if this is not serious? What if it’s just sex?

Nicole: No, no, it’s– it’s not. It’s never just sex with someone like eric.

Chloe: Ah, here we go.

Nicole: Wh–what do you mean “here we go”? When this first came up, even you said that eric wouldn’t just jump into bed with someone. He wouldn’t do that unless feelings were involved.

Chloe: Well, maybe feelings are involved.

Nicole: That’s why I’m worried. Oh. Nice. First sarcasm and now an eyeroll? Wonderful. Thank you.

Chloe: Nicole, if you were thinking about any of this rationally, which you definitely are not, you would see that your worries and your concerns and your curiosity are wacko given that eric is a grown man, and given that you are a married woman– a newlywed, in fact.

Nicole: Do you know how annoying that is to have that constantly pointed out to me like I’m oblivious to the fact? This has nothing to do with me being married or eric being a grown man. This is about a friend who has made a huge and disorienting change in his life and is involved with a virtual stranger.

Chloe: Well, she’s clearly not a stranger to eric if he’s having sex with her.

Nicole: It’s not “if,” chloe. He is… which is why I think we should hire someone to do a background check on her.

Chloe: On jada?

Nicole: Mm-hmm.

Chloe: Okay, you have lost your mind.

Jada: Finding that murder weapon would answer a lot of questions.

Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, it would. You know, forensics thinks it was a steak knife, one that went missing from the dimera place the night that abigail was murdered.

Jada: Well, if it doesn’t get found, trask is gonna have a really tough time getting a conviction.

Rafe: Oh, yeah, well trask already thinks that she’s gonna be able to get the conviction, especially now that she’s got leo’s testimony in her pocket.

Jada: At best, his testimony is hearsay. At worst, a lie. And all the evidence surrounding gwen is all circumstantial.

Rafe: And I told trask that I believe gwen. It doesn’t matter. She’s on a warpath. She wants a conviction, like, yesterday.

Jada: Even if it’s the wrong person?

Rafe: Yeah. I hear you. And we’re not gonna get justice by rushing through this and convicting the wrong person.

Jada: Well, let’s keep digging.

Rafe: Oh, yeah, we will. It’s just, um, we have to do it carefully.

Jada: Meaning?

Rafe: Meaning we need trask to believe that we are gathering evidence to convict gwen.

Jada: Meanwhile, leo stark is out running around free doing god knows what.

Rafe: Yeah.

Chad: You killed him?

Leo: No! No! He’s still alive!

Chad: What the hell happened?

Leo: I don’t know! I walked in and found him like this.

Chad: He has a pulse.

Leo: I told you.

Chad: Hey, it’s chad, buddy. I’m here, okay? I need you to stay with me. I need you to stay with me, okay, sonny? I’m right here, buddy. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Rafe: Okay, I think I’m gonna take off.

Jada: Okay, goodnight.

Rafe: Okay. Listen, not that I don’t appreciate your dedication, but I don’t want my newest detective burning out. So maybe you should call it a night too.

Jada: Well, I did have tentative dinner plans with eric.

Rafe: Oh, yeah. My wife said you two were dating.

Jada: Nicole.

Rafe: Yep. That’s the one.

Jada: It’s kind of weird, right?

Rafe: What?

Jada: That I’m dating your wife’s ex-husband. I mean, I don’t know, that doesn’t seem a little, like, incestuous?

Rafe: Well, in this town, you kind of get used to it.

Jada: Like underground tunnels and secret rooms. In salem, it’s all normal.

Rafe: Mm-hmm. Yeah. For better or worse, it kind of is. You know, in fact, my wife was once married to a guy–twice–who was married to a gal–twice– who I was married to once.

Jada: Okay, I have to wait for my head to stop spinning.

[Laughter] So you don’t see any potential problems here?

Rafe: You mean, as far as nicole’s concerned? Why would there be a problem?

Nicole: So you slept with eric, huh? That’s kind of fast, isn’t it?

Jada: Excuse me?

Nicole: You just got to town.

Jada: Actually, mrs. Hernandez, it’s been a couple weeks.

Nicole: Don’t you remember I asked you to call me nicole? And yes, I know it’s been a couple of weeks, but as far as I know, you and eric have only been out on one date? Unless, of course, I’m mistaken about that.

Jada: I’m sorry, nicole, but how is this any of your business?

Rafe: Nicole’s not interested in eric’s love life. Why would she be? I mean, yes, right, nicole and eric, obviously, they have a history, but– jada, what is it? There’s something you’re not telling me.

Jada: You know what, I– I think I’m gonna go ahead and call it a night.

Rafe: No, no, no, no. No. ‘Cause you looked worried there for a second. Did eric say something to you?

Jada: It’s all good, boss. Enjoy your evening.

Chloe: Wait, so you want to do a background check on the woman that your ex-husband is dating?

Nicole: Why is that so weird? Like I said, nobody knows anything about jada.

Chloe: We know plenty. Her dad was a respected doctor here in salem. He’s one of steve johnson’s oldest friends.

Nicole: But what about her? Who knows what she could be hiding?

Chloe: Oh, my goodness, do you even hear yourself?

Nicole: Think about it, chloe. How many people have showed up in this town over the years and lied about who they really are and had this dark side that they didn’t want anyone to know about?

Chloe: Ooh. Well, I’m pretty sure that, you know, your husband, the police commissioner, who hired jada–I’m guessing that he probably did a background check to make sure she doesn’t have a secret past of being a serial killer. Come on.

Nicole: I’m not saying she’s a serial killer, okay? I’m just saying that–

Chloe: What? What? What are you saying?

Nicole: I don’t know, okay? I don’t–I don’t know! I don’t know.

Stephanie: I really am sorry it didn’t work out with you and nicole. Must be very painful.

Eric: It was rough at first, you know? But we’ve moved on. I mean, she’s with rafe now. And, you know, I’m dating.

Stephanie: Glad to hear that. And it’s going well?

Eric: It is. You know. What about you? Anyone special?

Stephanie: There was someone last summer, but as soon as september came, he totally ghosted me.

Eric: I’m sorry. But that was a year ago. Maybe it’s time for you to get back out there.

Stephanie: I don’t know. I’ve been mostly focused on work right now. Besides, the only guy who’s shown any real interest in me lately is a total jackass.

Alex: Dad, I’m telling you, stephanie is incredible. She’s like this goddess, yet she’s down-to-earth. And she’s–she’s– she’s cool, and she’s funny, and she’s smart. She’s everything I’ve ever looked for in a woman. I’m telling you, she is the one. I know it.

Justin: Really? I’m a little surprised to hear you say that. I don’t think you’ve ever talked like that about anyone.

Alex: Well, that’s because I’ve never met anybody like stephanie before. Just one problem.

Justin: What’s that?

Alex: Sonny won’t let me anywhere near her.

Bonnie: I thought he bats for the other team.

Alex: No, it’s this work thing. He hired stephanie to do pr for titan, so he’s insisting that I keep it strictly business. So here I am, completely in love, head over heels with this girl, and he’s telling me to back off. Talk about a killjoy.

Chad: What are you doing just standing there? Call an ambulance!

Leo: All right, sorry. I need an ambulance to titan headquarters! Sonny kiriakis was stabbed.

Chad: 12th floor, executive suite. The security will direct them.

Leo: Did you get that? Okay, thank you. They’re on their way. Is he gonna be okay?

Chad: You better hope so. ‘Cause if he dies, you die. -Hi, dr. Rick. It’s julie. -[ Gasps ] That’s me.

Chad: That’s it, sonny, all right, I just need you to hold on, okay? Where is that ambulance?

Leo: It’s on the way.

Chad: Did you really even call one?

Leo: What?

Chad: Well, this is what you wanted, right? Sonny bleeding out on the floor?

Leo: No! No! Chad, I didn’t do this. I showed up and he was like this. I–I came here to apologize!

Chad: Liar! After you lost craig, you made it very clear that you wanted revenge. Gwen told us you were gonna pick us off one by one. Well, you’ve done it.

Leo: No! No! No!

Chad: You killed abby. You stabbed sonny. You are gonna spend the rest of your life in a cage. Better yet, you’ll get the needle and go straight to hell! Where is the ambulance?

Leo: I’m gonna go check!

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Justin: Sonny is being a smart ceo. It’s his job to protect titan.

Alex: And to support his big bro. Shouldn’t he want to see me with the woman of my dreams?

Justin: I’m sure he does. But you weren’t around when leo stark served sonny with a bogus sexual harassment lawsuit.

Alex: I heard all about that.

Justin: Yeah, well, sonny was innocent, obviously, and ultimately cleared, but the experience was devastating. So your brother just wants to keep you from going through the same hell that he did.

Alex: Dad, you really think stephanie would sue me?

Justin: I’d rather not find out.

Alex: Come on, dad, I mean–

Justin: Look, if she didn’t work for titan, I would say woo her to her heart’s content. But as long as she’s an employee of the company, the wisest course of action is to not get involved with her.

Alex: Have I told you how much I love having a lawyer for a father?

Justin: I hope so. Because I can help save you from these landmines that will blow up your life.

Alex: Dad, but–

Justin: I know. I know. I know. I know. I know. But really, my strong advice for you is to stay clear of stephanie.

Bonnie: Okay, with all due respect, I think that’s a load of crap.

Eric: Jackass, huh? What happened?

Stephanie: It’s no big deal. Let’s just–let’s just say the guy can’t take a hint.

Eric: He didn’t–

Stephanie: No. He’s not a predator or anything like that. He’s just relentless. He asked me to drinks. He asked me to dinner. He practically asked me to marry him. But I completely blew him off. It’s so not worth talking about. I want to hear about the woman you’re dating.

Eric: [Laughs] It’s new. It’s getting to know you kind of thing, you know, so far, so good, and so– actually, she’s right there. Um, stephanie, this is detective jada hunter, and jada, this is my cousin, stephanie johnson.

Jada: Oh, nice to meet you.

Stephanie: Nice to meet you. Wait, aren’t you marcus hunter’s daughter?

Jada: That’s right.

Stephanie: Steve and kayla johnson are my parents. I was at your eighth birthday part.

Jada: Oh, my god, steph! I didn’t know you lived in salem.

Stephanie: No, I haven’t for a long time. I just moved back to town. It is so great to see you. Hopefully, we can get together soon.

Jada: I’d like that.

Stephanie: I should get going. Have a good night, you guys.

Eric: Yeah, it was good to see you.

Stephanie: You too.

Jada: Goodnight.

Stephanie: Bye.

Jada: Bye.

Eric: Such a small world, right?

Jada: Yeah.

Eric: Hey, good news, your air conditioner is fixed.

Jada: Great. Thanks.

Eric: Hey. Is everything okay?

Jada: Uh, well, we really didn’t get a chance to talk this morning, since it was obvious that you needed to have a private conversation with your ex-wife.

Chloe: Nicole, I am not trying to be hard on you. I promise. I just think that you are overreacting.

Nicole: Yeah. So you keep telling me.

Chloe: Yeah, well, it’s not really registering with you.

Nicole: Chloe, I– I told you, I’m–I’m–

Chloe: You have concerns, concerns, I know. I keep hearing that. You are concerned when eric and jada went upstairs after their first date, and you called me a few days later concerned because you can’t stop thinking about eric.

Nicole: Yeah, I had a sex dream. Excuse me if I wanted to share it with someone I trust.

Chloe: Well, I’m glad that you did, but you also felt the need to share that with eric, over my very strong objections. I mean, come on, did you even see him?

Nicole: Yes. He came up the stairs with his toolbox while I was talking to jada.

Chloe: And?

Nicole: And, you know, she went back to her room to–to get dressed.

Chloe: Then what?

Nicole: Well, then– then eric asked me what I was doing there, and I told him I had a dream about him this morning.

Chloe: Oh. Oh, no, no, no.

Nicole: All right, relax. Relax. I chickened out. I chickened out about the sex part. Okay, and I told him that, in the dream, he came over to my house to make sloppy joes.

Chloe: Oh, wow, that might be even worse. Did he buy any of that?

Nicole: I don’t know. I think he did. But then–but then, he mentioned to me that he had a dream also. And in the dream, I knocked on his door to deliver a singing telegram. Oh–oh, my god.

Chloe: What?

Nicole: Well, if I lied about my dream, what if eric lied about his? What if he had a sex dream too? My asthma felt anything but normal.

Nicole: I mean, what if eric did what I did? What if he had a sex dream and lied about it?

Chloe: Well, I guess it’s possible. But that would be a huge coincidence.

Nicole: Oh. What, a bigger coincidence than us dreaming about each other on the same morning?

Chloe: Definitely. I mean, I dream about the people in my life all the time.

Nicole: Okay, so then it’s more likely for eric to dream of me delivering him a singing telegram than me giving him–

Chloe: Okay, I see your point.

Nicole: Right? It’s not so much of a stretch. It makes sense.

Chloe: Okay, well, I guess there’s really only one way to settle this.

Nicole: Okay, what’s that?

Chloe: Uh, get your phone and call him right now.

Eric: I’m sorry about this morning. I mean, I had no idea nicole was gonna stop by.

Jada: What was she doing here anyway?

Eric: She stopped by to pick up some takeout, you know? And she was here, and so she wanted to just see how I was doing.

Jada: Right.

Eric: It was just a friendly visit.

Jada: You sure about that?

Eric: I am. But obviously, you’re not.

Jada: No, I’m not. Uh, it’S… you know what, it’s none of my business, but let’s just drop it.

Eric: No, no, no. Let’s not. Please, if there’s something you need to tell me, just say it.

Jada: You know I told nicole that you and I slept together, right? Well, she just seemed a little too interested in that fact. And, I mean, especially since she is married to someone else.

Rafe: Stephanie?

Stephanie: Rafe?

Rafe: Hi.

Stephanie: Oh, it’s great to see you.

Rafe: You too.

Stephanie: Oh, that was a very nice, appropriate hug.

Rafe: That was–uh, okay. I don’t follow.

Stephanie: I was just remembering the time that your lookalike, “fake rafe,” got a little handsy.

Rafe: Ah, yeah. Yeah, that guy. He was a real lech.

Stephanie: Sounds like someone I know.


Justin: Excuse me?

Bonnie: I’m sorry, but you’re dead wrong on this one, hon.

Justin: Mm. For trying to save titan from a lawsuit?

Bonnie: Damn straight. You cannot live your life fearing what might happen, honey.

Justin: It’s not fear. It’s common sense.

Bonnie: Oh, please. People these days are so afraid to take a chance that they are losing that one chance at real love. Who cares if someone sues you for sexual harassment?

Justin: How can you say that after what happened with harrison?

Bonnie: That was a completely different situation, justin. And so is what happened to sonny. Alex is not a creep. He’s not a con. He’s a good man with a good heart. And he thinks he found the person he belongs with.

Alex: I don’t even just think it. I know it.

Bonnie: See? There you have it. And if you are lucky enough to find that one person in this world that you belong with, well, you can’t just let that person go. You gotta hang on. What if I didn’t take that chance and kiss you that day? Aren’t you glad I did?

Justin: Of course. But you and I don’t work together. Plus, there’s a big difference between taking a chance and ignoring what stephanie wants.

Bonnie: Well, obviously if it’s a no-go, alex backs off. Look, all I’m saying is, I laid it all on the line, and my reward is I got the best thing that ever happened to me. Who are we to say that your son shouldn’t do the same, hm?

Alex: Have I also told you how much I love having bonnie as a stepmother? Oh, my god.

[Cell phone ringing]

Justin: You can enlighten me after I take this call. Hey, chad. What’s up?

Chad: Justin. I’m sorry. I have bad news.

Rafe: So how long are you in town for?

[Cell phone ringing] Oh, my–I’m sorry. I–yep, I have to take this. Hernandez. What? Yeah, I’ll be right there.

Stephanie: Bad news?

Rafe: Yeah, you could say that. Your cousin, sonny, has been stabbed.

Justin: Thanks, chad. We’ll be right there.

Bonnie: Justin, you’re white as a sheet. What’s wrong?

Justin: Sonny’s been stabbed.

Bonnie: What? Oh, my god, honey!

Alex: Is he okay?

Justin: I don’t know. Chad found him in the office. The paramedics are taking him to the hospital right now.

Alex: I’m gonna grab the car.

Bonnie: Go, go, go, go, go. Oh, honey, honey, honey, honey.

Justin: Oh, my god.

Bonnie: Oh, my god.

[Indistinct radio chatter]

[Suspenseful music]

Some days, it felt like asthma was holding me back.

Nicole: I am not calling eric.

Chloe: I know. I was just saying that to make a point, namely that you need to get a grip.

Nicole: Well, thank you, chloe, for all your understanding and support.

Chloe: I’m just trying to make you see that you’re acting like a crazy person.

Nicole: You know what, maybe I–maybe I shouldn’t have come here.

Chloe: No, look, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that to you. I know that having jada in the picture has been really difficult for you. But you have to see what you’re doing. I mean, have you thought of what could happen if jada goes to rafe and tells him how overly interested you are in eric?

Nicole: That is not gonna happen.

Chloe: How do you know that? She came right out and told you that they’d slept together, so she’s clearly very direct. Nicole, I love you. You are my best friend. But I have to be honest with you. Rafe is your husband. Now, I’m not saying that you have to stay in that marriage. But you have to make a decision. You either end your marriage, or you work on it. But whatever choice you make, you have to decide. And you can’t keep obsessing about eric.

Eric: So what did nicole say?

Jada: Nothing. It was–it was just a little awkward.

Eric: Yeah, I can imagine. Listen, we were supposed to have breakfast this morning, but that didn’t happen. And I’d like to make up for that. Have you had dinner yet?

Jada: I haven’t, actually.

Eric: Well, I do have some connections, and I can whip up a grilled cheese, some fries, maybe a milkshake?

Jada: Mmm, that sounds–

[Cell phone ringing] Oh, hold that thought. Hunter. I’ll be right there. Listen, gonna have to take a raincheck on dinner. I gotta get back to work.

[Dramatic music]

Rafe: How’s sonny?

Chad: They just took him to the hospital. I should probably get there.

Rafe: I have a few questions. Promise it’ll just take a minute. Sonny was in the office when you found him?

Chad: Yeah, when I walked in, he was lying right there with a knife in his back.

Rafe: Anyone else here?

Chad: Yeah, someone standing over him.

Rafe: Who?

Chad: Leo stark.

Leo: How could this have happened again? Oh, my god, sonny! Wait. The knife. Holy–it was the same knife!

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Stephanie: I heard about sonny. Are you okay?

Chad: [Sniffles]

[Monitor beeping]

Justin: We’re here for you, son. We’re right here! And we love you so much! We love you.

[Rapid beeping] What’s happening? Someone answer me! Please! What’s happening?

Bonnie: Justin, sonny is gonna be okay. Do you hear me? Sonny is gonna be okay.

Justin: Oh, my god.

Bonnie: No. No.

Jada: What have we got?

Rafe: Well, it looks like you were right.

Jada: About what?

Rafe: About leo stark. Chad dimera found him standing here over sonny kiriakis, who had a knife in his back.

Jada: A knife?

Rafe: Yeah. And it looks like we might have found the murder weapon in the abigail dimera case.

Leo: It was the same knife. My hit list. How did this get here? And how did my list get there?

Rafe: And there’s this too.

Jada: What is it?

Rafe: Leo’s hit list. Gwen said that leo kept a list of all the people he wanted to get back at. Looks like he just checked off another one.

Leo: This doesn’t make any sense. I never crossed off sonny’s name. Oh, my god! I’m being framed!

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Alex: Yeah, I approved it this morning.

Sonny: Okay, great. Who are you testing?

Alex: Stephanie.

Sonny: Dammit! Alex! We have been over this. All right, my cousin’s pr firm works for titan now.

Alex: I know. I got the memo.

Sonny: That means she works here. That means you can’t hit on her.

Alex: You were serious about that?

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Stephanie: “Excited about our new partnership. Let’s celebrate at my place tonight. We’ll break out the champagne and relax in the hot tub.” I am all for celebrating, but not with you, alex. “Where to go in salem for a decent cosmo.”

Leo: Ugh. I would never! Except I did.

Gwen: Oh god, matty, I can’t believe you did this to me. I swear, when I get my hands on that lying little brat, I’m gonna–

Chad: You’ll do what? Kill him? Like you did my wife?

Steve: So, what’d you tell abe and paulina?

Roman: That we had to shut the party down, that kate called on the phone, said she was feeling sick, so I had to go upstairs and get things ready for her.

Steve: Good. Because orpheus left a note warning us not to tell anyone he has marlena and kayla.

Roman: Yeah. Now that son of a bitch has kate, too.

Steve: I thought we would have heard from him by now.


John: Speak of the devil. No one out there. But I guess this is probably from him.

Orpheus: How are we all doing this fine evening? Oh, I’m sorry. How rude of me.

Kayla: They are prepping your cell at statesville.

Marlena: How long are you going to keep us here?

Kate: Oh god, you’re gonna pay for this.

Orpheus: The reason I dropped by is to let you know that, one way or another, this all ends tonight.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Sonny: Wow, that’s crazy. Yoink.

Alex: Wha–?

Sonny: A hot tub? Alex, really? What is this, the ’70s? Look, I promised stephanie you would keep things professional.

Alex: Have you not heard of team building exercises, sonny? And aren’t you the one that told me I should settle down with someone?

Sonny: Yes, but maybe I should have specified it should be somebody who can stand you.

Alex: She hasn’t even gotten to know me yet, sonny. Give it a little time. Trust me, I’ll win her over.

Sonny: Well, you wouldn’t sound so confident if you had heard her talking about you today.

Alex: Okay, when you first met will, he wanted nothing to do with you, and look at how that turned out.

Sonny: Yes, true, but that was completely different. Will freaked out because he wasn’t ready to be with a guy yet, all right? And you know what I did? I backed off. And eventually, will came around on his own. That’s the only reason it worked out.

Alex: Huh. Well, that’s too risky for me. Stephanie johnson is the woman of my dreams. I’m not gonna let her slip through my fingers.

Stephanie: Okay if I sit here?

Leo: Girl, this ensemble is fire! I love your style.

Stephanie: Thanks. I love yours too.

Leo: Finally, someone else here in mayberry with taste. We need to be friends. Come, let me order you a cosmo.

Stephanie: Oh my god, you must have read my mind. I’m stephanie.

Leo: I’m matt.

Stephanie: Nice to meet you, matt.

Leo: I don’t think I’ve seen you around these parts. Are you new in town?

Stephanie: Yes and no. I grew up here. But I’ve been living in seattle for the past few years. I just moved back.

Leo: God, why? Work? Family?

Stephanie: Both. My parents still live here. I was actually looking forward to spending time with them again, but then my mom pulled a disappearing act.

Kayla: What do you mean this ends tonight?

Kate: “In one way or another”–is that some kind of implied threat?

Orpheus: Well, if I explained all that, it would, uh… spoil the surprise, wouldn’t it?

Kate: You’re going to really regret doing this to us.

Marlena: You know that john and steve are gonna rescue us. Do you really think you’re going to win?

Orpheus: We’ll find out soon enough who the winners and losers are. Game’s afoot, ladies. Enjoy your evening.

John: There’s nobody out there.

Steve: Well, that’s no surprise.

John: So, what do we have in the box? Easy. Easy.

Steve: Okay. Okay. Easy.

Roman: Might help if he told us what he expects us to do with this.

Steve: There’s a video.


Orpheus: Good evening, gentlemen. Let the games begin. As you know, I have marlena, kayla, and kate hidden. Somewhere. But, generous soul that I am, I’m gonna give you three a chance to save them. To do so, you’ll have to solve a series of puzzles, which will give you clues you’ll need to discover the location. You’ll have to work quickly, though, because if you fail to achieve your mission within… one hour, well, then something very, very unfortunate will befall the women you love.

Steve: What the hell does that mean?

John: We’re on a time limit, men. Because he’s telling us he’s got a bomb.

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Orpheus: So, you’re in a high-pressure situation now. And you must be thinking how meaningless your lives will be should you fail.

[Small laugh] A feeling with which I’m not unfamiliar, by the way. But I have a reasonable amount of confidence that you’ll rise to the occasion, especially since I’ve already given you everything you’ll need to determine the location and eliminate the threat. Good luck, men. Your hour begins… now. Chop-chop.

John: Well, well, well, we got ourselves a live feed.

Roman: Do you guys notice anything in that room that gives away their location?

Steve: Not a thing.

John: And he just made sure that we won’t see anything. All right, guys, we don’t have a choice here. Let’s roll our sleeves up and play his lousy game.

Kayla: What I don’t get is why are you here?

Kate: [Huffs] Because I was at the pub today when orpheus showed up. He must have realized that roman and I were back together again.

Marlena: You are?

Kate: Yes, we are.

Marlena: Hmm.

Kate: And since orpheus holds roman responsible for his wife’s death, he’s probably using me to punish roman.

Kayla: My god.

Kate: I had just left roman’s birthday party to pick him up a cake, and someone comes up behind me and shoves a cloth over my mouth.

Marlena: Hmm. Chloroform. The same thing that happened to sami when lucas kidnapped her.

Kayla: Sounds like it was a bad time for roman to forgive you.

Kate: Well, maybe it was. But I’m glad he did anyway. And marlena, I’m hoping that you’ll be able to forgive me too.

Alex: All right, I’m gonna head out.

Sonny: No, please, stay. I love hearing you go on and on about stephanie.

Alex: You know, she still hasn’t texted me back yet.

Sonny: Well, maybe she’s out buying a bathing suit for the hot tub.

Alex: Ah. I guess it’s back to my original plan.

Sonny: Which was?

Alex: Drinks with allie and chanel. Allie’s your sister-in-law, right? Why don’t you come with?

Sonny: I can’T. I got too much work.

Alex: Why didn’t you tell me? I could have helped you out.

Sonny: Nah, I gotta do it on my own. Stephanie wants a list of things I want her to focus on.

Alex: Did I make the cut?

[Sonny laughs] All right. Burn that midnight oil if you want to. Sonny boy, I know we don’t always see eye-to-eye, but I’m really glad we’re working together. This is where you say, “I’m happy we’re working together, too.”

Sonny: I’m-I’m really happy, too.

Alex: I do love you, you big dummy.

Sonny: Right back at you, dummy.

Leo: So, your ex just disappeared on you?

Stephanie: Never heard from him again.

Leo: Oh, that is appalling. What kind of creep would ghost an enchantress like you?

Stephanie: Kind of you to say, but that’s what he did. It was last fall. Things were getting serious. At least I thought they were. And then he stopped responding to my texts, my messages.

Leo: Ugh. What a cad.

Stephanie: I know, right? I was heartbroken. Spent a lot of time listening to adele. Olivia rodrigo.

Leo: Oh! It is crazy how a teenager could know my heart so well. It’s like she read my diary.

Stephanie: Something tells me a teenager girl might not be ready for your diary.

Leo: Ah. You remind me of my bestie. She and I used to have so much fun together.

Stephanie: Used to?

Leo: We had a falling out recently. It’s kind of my fault.

Stephanie: Aww. I’m sorry. Maybe she’ll come back around.

Leo: I doubt it. I really screwed her over.

Gwen: Chad, please hear me out.

Chad: You know, when a cop’s asking me who might have a motive to kill my wife, your name popped into my head. Because I remembered that you two had had a big fight that day. But I said to myself, gwen wouldn’t be able to break out of statesville, commit a murder, and then break back in. And once again, I underestimated you. I should have known that you would finally get your revenge.

Gwen: No. Please listen to me. I didn’t do it. I didn’t kill abigail.

Chad: Then why did you admit to leo?

Gwen: I didn’t do that either! He just said that lie to get himself off the hook! Please! You have to believe me! Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Gwen: I told rafe the truth.

Chad: No, you are not capable of telling the truth!

Gwen: I swear, I am!

Chad: What, so you went through all of that trouble, by breaking out of prison and putting on a sarah mask so you could give my wife a scare?

Gwen: Yes. Yes. Okay, yes, I-I did do that. But I didn’t want to hurt abigail. I just wanted to frame sarah.

Chad: Why?

Gwen: Because I wanted sarah to be locked away so that she wouldn’t be around xander anymore.

Chad: What, do you think that that puts you in a better light?

Gwen: No. No. Of course not. But chad, I’m telling you the truth. It’s the bloody truth. I swear.

Stephanie: So, what did you do to your friend?

Leo: I think we need another round.

Stephanie: Okay, but then I want details.

Alex: I know I said I would text, and I didn’T. I’m sorry. Chanel, I’m off work now. Why don’t you and allie come join me for a drink? I’m sure you’ll be able to find a sitter. Scratch that thought. Stephanie’s here. I’ll let you know how it goes. Stephanie.

Stephanie: Oh. Hi.

Alex: Hi. Did you get my text?

Stephanie: Yes. And then I deleted it.

Alex: Ah. Well, I mean, we’re both here now. Can I buy you a drink?

Stephanie: Sorry, I’m with someone.

Alex: I thought you said you were too busy to date.

Stephanie: I made an exception.

Alex: Maybe you can make another exception and come hang out with me and ditch this guy. I promise you you will not regret it.

Stephanie: Alex, how many times do I have to tell you that I’m just not into you, at all?

Leo: Girl, are you out of your mind?

Marlena: Do you really think this is a good time to, what, iron out our own personal differences?

Kate: I don’t know why the hell not. We’re stuck here.

Kayla: Yeah, but we could still find a way out.

Kate: Okay, we’ve been trying to find a way out for hours, and we’re still stuck here, okay? So I think it is a good time to iron things out. I don’t know if it’ll make any difference, but I did take responsibility for my actions.

Kayla: How?

Kate: By turning myself in to the police.

Marlena: Really?

Kate: Yeah. They charged me as an accessory after the fact with kidnapping.

Kayla: Well then, why aren’t you in prison?

Kate: Because I’m on probation. I paid a fine, a very big fine, and I have to do 200 hours of community service.

Kayla: Sounds like just a slap on the wrist.

Kate: Okay. The point is I made amends to the community. And…and to roman. So why don’t you tell your friend here that she should forgive me?

Kayla: I’m not gonna do that. ‘Cause I don’t think she should.

Steve: What do we got here? All right. “To find the women you love, think back to when our story began.” When did we first cross paths with orpheus? Mid-’80s, right?

Roman: No, it was earlier than that for me. Orpheus and I partnered up on that mission that went wrong.

John: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Okay, that was just you and him. He’s talking about all three of us here, right?

Roman: Yeah, but that mission was the beginning of everything. It was a very intense, dangerous operation. We were tracking some very dangerous people. One night, I heard someone, and I told them to identify themselves. They didn’T. Turns out it was rebecca. I have no idea why she stayed silent. Even after I yelled again, “identify yourself or I will shoot,” nothing. I said it again, louder. “Identify yourself right now, or I will shoot”–nothing. So I fired in the direction of the noise. You know the rest. So, I’m telling you, the year he wants is 1979.

John: This lockbox here– four-digit combination. What do you want to do? You want to take a stab at 1979?

Steve: Whoa, what if we’re wrong? Will we get another shot?

Roman: Three women’s lives are hanging in the balance here, and he’s playing this like it’s an escape room. Put 1979 in there in that lock, see if it opens.

John: All right, we’re on it. Brace yourself. Nice! Good job, roman, all right.

Steve: That’s good, because we still don’t know where our wives are or what kind of bomb we’re dealing with, and we’ve only got an hour.

Roman: Less than that now. Alright, the reason your dishes

John: “Because of you three, I lost valuable time with the people I love most in the world. So you can count on the same thing happening to you if you fail to…decipher this puzzle. All roads lead back to those broken bonds.”

Steve: Okay, we know the people he’s talking about are his wife rebecca, his kids evan and zoey. We just need to figure out what to do with that information.

John: Yeah, well, we don’t have anything else to go on. There’s no more lockboxes here, and all we got is a tin snips, probably to diffuse the bomb.

Steve: What now, mr. Escape room?

Roman: I think the key word is “count,” as in we need to convert the letters of his loved ones’ names into numbers.

John: You know, I think you’re right. “Count.” Because he uses the word “decipher,” as in cipher.

Steve: Okay, how much time do we have?

John: Less than half an hour.

Steve: We gotta work fast. Okay.

John: Work your magic, patch. Come on.

Steve: Evan. Zoey.

Kate: What the hell, kayla? Well, what difference does it make? I mean, it’s up to marlena anyway. You know, kayla’s never liked me. But I thought that you and I had a relationship. We were friends. At least I thought we were.

Kayla: You know, kate, I have never disliked you, even though there was a number of reasons that I should have. Let’s just start with you framing sami for the death penalty.

Kate: Ha. Well, I paid for that, because I lost everything.

Kayla: Yeah, and as soon as you climbed out of the hole, you were right back to your old ways. You blackmailed tripp. And then you knew that steve was stefano, and you kept quiet about it.

Kate: In the end, I tried to do the right thing, just like I did now. You know, no one’s perfect. Not even the two of you, kayla.

Marlena: Well, she’s right.

Kayla: What?

Marlena: She’s right. And if… if roman can forgive you, I guess I can too.

Kate: Thank you. And thanks for nothing, sweetness.

Kayla: Oh, yeah.

Leo: I don’t mean to interrupt, but how could you not be into this man? I mean…

Alex: This is your date?

Stephanie: Yeah. It is.

Alex: You look familiar.

Leo: I do?

Stephanie: Alex, this is matt.

Alex: No, no, this isn’t matt. This is leo stark.

Leo: I think you have me confused with somebody else.

Alex: What the hell are you trying to pull?

Leo: Whoa, whoa, whoa–

Stephanie: Whoa! Let him go!

Alex: No. Do you have any idea what this creep has done?

Leo: Wait, if you’re talking about abigail dimera’s murder, I was exonerated.

Stephanie: Wait, you were a suspect in my cousin’s murder?

Leo: And then I was exonerated–that’s the key word. Not guilty. Will you kindly let me go?

Alex: You were not exonerated for what you did to my little brother’s life.

Leo: Your little brother?

Alex: Sonny kiriakis, the guy you drugged and took filthy pictures of.

Stephanie: Oh my god!

Alex: Do you have any idea how long I’ve been waiting to get my hands on you?

Leo: Oh, if only you were saying those words under different circumstances.

Alex: I’m gonna beat your ass.

Leo: If only you were saying those words under different circumstances.

Stephanie: Alex, please, just let him go.

Leo: Thanks, stephanie.

Stephanie: It’s not for your sake, “matt.” It’s for his.

Leo: For the record, matthew is my given name.

Alex: Get out of my sight before I change my mind. And leo, if I see you again, I’m gonna kill you.

Leo: I just paid for my–

Alex: Get out.

Leo: [Huffs] Beg furious with abigail that day. I had asked her for one simple favor. I wanted her to deliver a birthday present to our father. But instead, she smashed it.

Chad: You convinced jack that abby was responsible for your miscarriage. I think that’s worse.

Gwen: Yes. Yes. Yes, it was. But I never wanted to hurt her. I would never, ever take my own sister’s life.

Chad: What, you have standards now?

Gwen: I haven’t killed anyone.

Chad: What about laura?

Gwen: I didn’t do that! I-I said that I did to abigail, but I didn’T. I was just so very angry.

Chad: You really are a monster.

Gwen: Look, I am trying to tell you what happened that night. I tried to pass myself off as sarah, but abigail saw through it, and she ripped the mask off my face. So I begged her to just let me go back to statesville and I would never bother her again, and she agreed.

Chad: Why would she do that?

Gwen: Because she’s abigail. As awful as I was to her, she still gave me another chance.

Chad: Now that, I believe.

Gwen: Then believe this too. Chad, when I left your room that day, abigail was still alive. Some days, it felt like asthma was holding me back.

Chad: Why would leo tell rafe that you admitted to it?

Gwen: I-I-I have no idea. Honestly, the last time we spoke, leo said that he was gonna have his lawyer represent me, and instead he said that stupid lie, and he sold me out. You know…you know, I’ve been wondering if that lawyer…if that lawyer convinced him to go against me.

Chad: Why would you think that?

Gwen: The district attorney made it no secret that she wanted to charge leo and I as co-conspirators. Maybe his stupid, slimy lawyer convinced leo that giving evidence against me was his only way out. Maybe-maybe leo was so afraid that the truth would come out if he didn’t set me up. And that truth is that he killed abigail.

Leo: [Singsong] Ding dong!

Sonny: How the hell did you get past security?

Leo: I used to work here, remember? I know all the secret ins and outs.

Sonny: What the hell do you want?

Leo: I just had a run-in with your big, strapping brother. I was afraid he was gonna rip my head off.

Sonny: Can you blame him? After everything you did to me and will?

Leo: Oh, you got even. More than even. You broke up craig and me. So I don’t think your brother should be attacking me in public. I was making a new friend. He ruined that, too.

Sonny: What do you expect me to do?

Leo: Ask him to back off, maybe not kill me. He threatened to. He did.

Sonny: And why would I help you? Hmm? You won’t even admit that you drugged me, let alone apologize for it.

Leo: If I had drugged you– speaking hypothetically, of course–I would admit that that would not have been a very nice thing to do.

[Sonny laughs] I was lost without craig. And all I could do was think about getting back at the people who took him from me. But after abigail died, I realized that revenge isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Life is too short to hold a grudge. So…I was hoping that we could be friends. Do you think that’s possible?

Stephanie: I admit that I was impressed by the way you stood up for sonny.

Alex: He’s my kid brother.

Stephanie: I can’t believe I was knocking back drinks with the guy who did those things to him. I actually thought I made a friend.

Alex: So, he’s not your date.

Stephanie: Okay, I lied.

Alex: Well, I lied, too. I hate cosmos. But my mother taught me never to waste booze because it was a mortal sin.

Stephanie: Here. You earned it.

Kayla: I just wish I knew what kind of game orpheus was playing.

Orpheus: I’m so glad you asked. Sorry to eavesdrop, but I thought you’d appreciate an update. Earlier tonight, roman brady, steve johnson, and john black received a puzzle. Now, if they succeed in solving it, it will lead them here, which gives your white knights a fighting chance at saving you…before the bomb goes off.

Kate: What bomb?

Orpheus: The one in the electrical panel to your right. I gave them a time limit and, sadly, they aren’t here yet. And time is growing short. I don’t think they’re gonna make it, ladies. So, I wanted to wish you all a fond farewell. It was fun while it lasted.

Kayla: No, wait–you can’t do this to us!

Orpheus: Sorry, blue eyes. I hope your men don’t feel too guilty about failing all of you. But I don’t see how they’ll avoid it. Ciao.

Marlena: Orpheus!

Kate: Oh my god, we’re gonna die here. Oh my god.

Steve: Okay, total up all the number values. Comes to 150.

Roman: Okay. Building address.

John: Yeah, we can only hope.

Roman: How do we find the street name?

John: You know, I’m thinking about something. “All the roads lead back to those broken bonds.”

Steve: Broken bonds.

John: Stockholm. Orpheus is talking about the treasury bonds he was looking for in stockholm.

Steve: Right, right, right. Is there a stockholm street in salem?

Roman: Yes to stockholm. No to 150.

[John exhales]

Steve: Wait, I know I totaled these numbers right. Zoey. Does zoey have a “y” at the end?

John: Yeah, yeah, zoey’s got a “Y.”

Steve: Okay. What is it then?

John: Evan. Evan’s wrong. Evan’s not his given name. His given name is… it’s christian. Nine letters. C-h-r-I-s-t-I-a-N.

Steve: Okay, how much time do we have?

John: Less than half an hour.

Steve: Okay, that’s 209.

Roman: Okay, there is a 209 stockholm street. Okay? Thank god they’re in salem. We don’t have much time.

Steve: All we have is his word–his could be a trap.

John: We don’t have a choice.

Steve: Okay, take it easy. I was taking my antidepressant daily,

Gwen: Think about it, chad. We all know that leo was camping out in your basement, right? And yes, yes, you are right when you say that I told him how to get there–but I didn’t think he was gonna kill her, i didn’t do it because I wanted him to kill her. He had no money–

Chad: Don’t! Don’t do that! You knew that he hated me and abby and sonny for breaking up him and craig.

Gwen: Yes, yes, I know. I did know that. He did come and see me in statesville, and he asked me to help him come up with a plan.

Chad: To what? To get us? What did you say?

Gwen: I said that I’d–i would think about it. But I didn’t think he was gonna hurt anyone. But now it’s obvious that he did want to do that. He did it, chad. He murdered your wife as payback.

Sonny: Hmm. Okay. You want to be friends now. That’s-that’s convenient.

Leo: What does that mean?

Sonny: Oh, that this kinder, gentler leo is just an act you’re putting on in case the cops do decide, hey, maybe you really did kill abigail.

Leo: I didn’t kill her. It was gwen.

Sonny: If you say so.

Leo: I hated ratting out my best friend, but I was not gonna go down for something I didn’t do. Gwen will never forgive me, but…I’m hoping you will. Sonny, I am truly sorry for everything I have ever done for you.

Sonny: Oh, too little too late.

Leo: Okay. Well, if we can’t be friends, can we at least not be enemies?

Sonny: You know what, fine. I forgive you. Not that I’ll ever trust you.

Leo: And will you convey our detente to your brother?

Sonny: You won’t have to worry about him.

Leo: Wonderful. Have a lovely evening, jackson. You will always be my favorite ex-husband.

Alex: You were a racecar driver?

Stephanie: Totally different lifetime. And I was no danica patrick, but I had a good run.

Alex: Just when I thought you couldn’t get any sexier.

Stephanie: Don’t start.

Alex: The offer still stands. Hot tub. Champagne.

Stephanie: Are you kidding me?

Alex: What? Thought we were vibing.

Stephanie: We’re having a friendly, casual conversation. That doesn’t mean I’m suddenly into you. I think I’ve made it very clear where I stand.

Alex: I know. But I think we’re making progress.

Stephanie: Sorry, pal. You thought wrong.

Kate: We could blow up any second.

[Pop pop pop]

Kayla: Do you hear that? There’s shooting out there.

[Women scream]

John: Here! Here!

Marlena: John!

Roman: Kate!

Steve: Hey, baby.

Kayla: Thank god, thank god.

Steve: Do you know where the bomb is?

Kayla: It’s in the electrical panel on the wall over there. See it? Careful. Careful.

Steve: Okay.

John: You okay, baby? You all right? Let’s get you out of here.

Steve: All right. We got less than a minute.

Marlena: Oh god.

Steve: So many wires– I don’t know which color to cut. That bastard. He said he gave us everything we needed to know.

John: Did he say anything at all that referenced colors? Anything about colors?

Kayla: He called me “blue eyes”–he has never done that.

John: Try it.

Steve: Okay, that works for me. Blue. Still going.

Roman: 22 seconds.

John: What else?

Kate: Is there a white wire? Because he called you guys “white knights.”

Steve: White. Got it. Oh no.

Roman: 14 seconds.

Marlena: What about-what about black for john black?

Steve: Black.

Roman: Six seconds.

John: Come on, man.

Steve: Got it.

[Overlapping exclamations]

Roman: All right! Way to go!

Marlena: Oh my god. Ohh…ohh… I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Kate: Oh, you’re my hero!

Roman: I’m sorry I got you in this.

Kayla: Oh!

Steve: Did he hurt you?

Kayla: Thank you. No, I’m good now that you’re here. Good, good.

Marlena: Oh! John, I was so scared.

John: Baby, it’s over, baby. It’s all over now. It’s all over, baby.

[Ominous music]

[Overlapping chatter]

John: Okay, that was close.

Orpheus: How touching.

Marlena: So well done. All of you.

Orpheus: But I’m sorry, john. The games have just begun.

Stephanie: I should get going. First day on a new job tomorrow.

Alex: You can be late. I’ll write you a note.

Stephanie: Would you just give up? I’m not just gonna fall into your arms because you’re handsome. Maybe that works on other women, but not me.

Alex: She thinks I’m handsome. Yes!

Chad: Do you really think that I’m gonna take your word about leo or anything? You lie for a living!

Gwen: Chad, I am telling you it was leo, okay? Do you know that he made a list? He made a list, after craig left him, of all the people that he wanted to get even with. He was obsessed with this list. Abigail was on it, and so were you, and so was sonny and brady and chloe. And I’m telling you, if someone doesn’t go after him now, he’s gonna keep checking those names off that list. All of you should be watching your backs.

Leo: Oh, sonny? I forgot to ask, do you validate? The parking rates here–sonny? My hit list. How did this get here? And what is this on it? Blood? Oh my god, sonny! We need yours.

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[Soft dramatic music]

Rolf: And we are ready to begin. And when I am done, you will no longer love the detestable gabi hernandez. It will be chloe lane who teaches your torch to burn brightly. Oh, sweet mystery of life.

Chloe: Oh, honey, I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there.

Rachel: You didn’t want me to hear what you just said, but I did. She’s trying to keep me away from mommy.

Brady: No, no. No, no, no, sweetie, she’s not. She’s not trying to keep you away from mommy.

Rachel: I heard her. You’re lying to me.

Brady: Baby, no. I would not lie to you, okay? You will–you will get to see mommy.

Rachel: Promise?

Brady: I promise.

Rachel: Then call her right now.

[Upbeat music]

Belle: Shawn.

Shawn: [Grunts]

Belle: Hey, shawn.

Shawn: Sorry. I didn’t hear you come in.

Belle: Didn’t you go to the gym this morning?

Shawn: I felt like doing more.

Belle: Okay, I’ll go make dinner while you finish.

Shawn: Look, wait. There was– there was a phone call for you on the landline. It was ej.

Belle: Oh?

Shawn: Yeah. Apparently, there’s some, I don’t know, urgent dimera shareholder meeting, and he needs your– he needs your input. So I don’t know. You’re gonna have to call him back because I didn’t take any notes.

Belle: Wait.

Shawn: Wait. Aren’t you supposed to be making a phone call?

Belle: I don’t want to talk to ej. I want to talk to you.

[Soft dramatic music]

Ej: I’d like to move that ava vitali–

Ava: Ava dimera.

Ej: Ava vitali be disqualified as a shareholder and removed from this meeting.

Ava: Disqualified? What are you talking about?

Gabi: Yeah, ej, what exactly are you trying to pull?

Ej: I’m not trying to pull anything. I’m trying to protect the future of this company.

Kristen: [Sighs] And voter suppression is so effective.

Wei: With all due respect, ej, the bylaws are very clear in regards to this kind of situation. As jake dimera’s widow, she’s entitled to this shares and vote. Why should she be disqualified?

Ej: Because she sees dead people.

[Dramatic music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Brady: Rachel, I’m not gonna call mommy right now.

Rachel: You promised.

Brady: Sweetie, I promised that I would never lie to you, and I won’T. The truth is that your mommy, she did something that she shouldn’t have done. And I know this is very hard for you to understand, but when you go to court and you have to testify, you have to take this oath. An oath is like a–it’s like a pinky swear. You have to swear to tell the truth, and chloe–chloe has to do that.

Rachel: But if she says something bad about mommy, they’ll send her away again. Daddy, don’t let her do this!

[Soft dramatic music]

Ava: I can’t believe this. Oh no, no, actually, I can. And I do. This emergency shareholders meeting was all orchestrated by you, wasn’t it, ej?

Ej: Ava, I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but I have no choice. Everyone at this meeting needs to know what’s been going on. Everyone, I regret to have to tell you that ava’s been hallucinating. She’s been seeing her dead husband.

Wei: Is this true?

Ej: She claims that he rang our doorbell last night, and she touched him and he was real, and when I suggested that she was suffering some post-traumatic stress, she admitted I was right.

Ava: You bastard.

Ej: Ava, you need help.

Ava: Oh, what I need is a tire iron.

Ej: Threatening me only confirms what I’ve been saying, ava. You’re not in control.

Ava: No, I’m mad.

Ej: Your words, not mine. Now, of course, none of this is her fault. We can all see how traumatized she is. We as a family will do everything we can to help her find her way back, but we can’t in good conscious allow this woman to make decisions on the future of the company.

Ava: Right, ’cause it’s a matter of conscious.

Ej: So, mr. Shin, as chairman of the board, you need to make the determination to disqualify her from voting. We cannot have a hallucinating, emotionally unstable woman voting her dead husband’s shares.

Tony: But I wonder, is there someone here that can take her place?

Rolf: I am taking you on a journey back in time, and at the end of the journey, you will loathe gabi hernandez, which is the only rational reaction to the woman. And so I want you to remember the last time you saw her, when you were deeply in love with your wife.

Stefan: Oh, my god, my mother’s text couldn’t have come at a worse time. I am sorry to leave you like this.

Gabi: It’s okay. Go deal with vivian and just hurry back, okay, so we can start the rest of our lives.

Stefan: Okay, just promise me you’re gonna keep this bed warm for me.

Gabi: Yes, please be careful.

Stefan: I will. I love you, gabi.

Gabi: I love you, too.

[Eerie music]

Rolf: I will assume you just had an oh-so-sweet memory. Let’s see what we can do about that.

Gabi: You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?

Ej: Far from it. It’s my duty, but a sad one.

Kristen: Really, ej? This is too much.

Tony: Now, that’s rich coming from you.

Kristen: She just lost her husband. I mean, she’s grieving. That doesn’t make her incompetent.

Ej: She’s seeing people that aren’t there. What if she starts investing in companies that aren’t there?

Kristen: She’s seeing people who aren’t there, according to you. And unless you have a psychiatrist who’s examined her waiting out there in the outer office to corroborate your assertions, it seems to me to be a naked power play, based on totally unsubstantiated accusations.

Wei: What do you have to say to that, mr. Dimera? Do you have any evidence to back up the claim?

Ava: No, there isn’t any because the son of a bitch is lying through his teeth.

Ej: Well, let’s just see about that, shall we? Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Brady: Mommy’s not going anywhere, okay?

Chloe: Rachel, listen, I don’t want to hurt you, and I don’t have to go to court.

Rachel: I hate you! Make her go away now!

[Soft dramatic music]

Shawn: Thought you said you were gonna start dinner, hmm?

Belle: Shawn, I know you. You’re not working out. You’re working out your anger.

Shawn: What anger?

Belle: Oh, come on. We both know that ej never calls the landline. He just did that to goad you.

Shawn: What, you mean treating me like I’m your personal secretary? Hey, belle, it’s totally fine, right? I’m fine with it, all right?

Belle: Stop it!

Shawn: Okay, stop what? Stop what? Huh? What?

Belle: It means the world to me that you let me move back in here, and that we’re under the same roof, and we’re having dinner together, but I hate all of this tiptoeing around each other and making small talk when there is so much we’re not saying. And then every night, we go to bed, we say goodnight, and you go off to our bedroom– well, your bedroom– and I go to claire’s bedroom.

Shawn: Okay, what do you want to do? You want to switch bedrooms? We can switch rooms.

Belle: No, I want you to scream at me! I want you to throw me out! But don’t do this.

[Sighs] I slept with ej, and there is nothing I can do to take that back, and the fact that he called the landline here instead of my cell makes me want to shove that phone down his throat, so I can only imagine how it made you feel. But I did not move back in here to be your roommate. You said that you thought that you could get past what happened, and, I don’t know, maybe you can’T. Maybe it was just too much to ask.

Ava: I don’t think anyone in this room would be surprised to hear that ej dimera is a liar. I mean, ask his sister. He’d say anything to get what he wants.

Kristen: It’s a family trait.

Ava: He only called this meeting here today because he wants to take away my vote because I made it very clear to him that I would not be his rubber stamp.

Ej: [Chuckles] Okay, now that’s a lie.

Ava: Okay, let me make something clear to all of you. I never hallucinated. I live with the ever-present knowledge that my dear jake is dead, and he’s not coming back. Ej made up this little ghost story, but he doesn’t have, as his sister said, one shred of evidence.

Ej: None? How about another eyewitness?

Wei: Someone else saw this?

Ej: Mm-hmm. Your son, and your ceo, ms. Gabi hernandez.

Gabi: Mrs. Gabi dimera.

Rolf: Moving right along. Now, let’s go back to the nauseating moment when you first decided you were in love with the wench.

Stefan: Did I hate you? Sure, but I saw underneath that, that there was more, and that everything about you, all the deviousness, the passion, the treachery, the genius–all those qualities are exactly what caused me to fall for you.

Gabi: You fell for me?

Stefan: Yes. I should have admitted it before now, but my pride, my ego wouldn’t let me do it. But I’m done with all that now. If we never get out of here, I’m not leaving anything unfinished. That’s why I’m laying it all out on the line. I care for you, gabi hernandez, and I’m done pretending I don’T.

Gabi: Oh, my god, oh, my god. I am going to hate myself for this so much more than I hate you. You’re right, okay? You’re right. I can’t keep pretending. Dammit, stefan, I feel the same way that you do.

Stefan: [Chuckles]

Rolf: It will be a pleasure to annihilate that particular memory.

[Machine beeping rapidly]

[Dramatic music]

Ej: So, you see, mr. Shin, your son and your ceo were both there when it happened. They saw everything, so you don’t need to take my word for it.

Wei: Is it true, mrs. Dimera? Were you there when ava thought she saw her late husband?

Gabi: I don’t even know how to answer that.

Ej: Oh, I don’t know. How about the truth?

Gabi: I mean, “was I there when ava imagined her late husband?” Is so loaded. I was there last night, but I didn’t see ava hallucinate. Maybe it was ej that was hallucinating. Maybe he came up with this crap because he wants to force me out as ceo. What am I saying? He would never do something so underhanded.

Wei: Son, were you there last night? Did you see anything?

[Soft dramatic music]

Stefan: [Gasps] Oh.

Son, I need an answer now.

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Wei: Son, answer me.

Li: Yes, I was there last night.

Wei: And?

Li: I can state categorically that ej is lying.

Ej: [Chuckles] He’s just backing her up. They’re both lying.

Wei: At this point, we have three major shareholders who insist that your allegations are false. Now, everyone including i understand your ambitions. It’s no secret that you want to be the ceo again.

Tony: No!

Ej: Mr. Shin, just for clarification’s sake, the three major shareholders who say that I’m lying are ava dimera, gabi dimera, and your son, li shin.

Kristen: Did that just go over your head, ej?

Ej: Oh, I just want it in the record before I play this.

Johnny: Yeah. Yeah, she told me she saw jake.

Ej: And what exactly did she say?

Johnny: Just that it felt real. You know, she touched his face. She was sure it was him. But she couldn’t explain what was happening. She thought she must have been maybe hallucinating.

Ej: So, you see, I’m not the only one. Ava herself admitted it to my son johnny.

Johnny: You recorded me.

Ej: I had a feeling that ava might deny what happened. I apologize to you both, but I didn’t have a choice.

[Dramatic music]

Brady: Hey. Everything is gonna be okay. You gotta believe me, everyone, including chloe, just wants what’s best for you. You have my word on that, okay?

Rachel: Okay.

Brady: I know you’re upset. I know. Do you want me to go tell nora jane’s mom that you want to do a playdate another day?

Rachel: No, I want to go.

Brady: Want to go? Okay, well, it looks like they’re getting ready to leave, so do you want to go say your goodbyes, and I’ll be right there, okay?

Brady: I’m sorry. I’m really sorry about that.

Chloe: I’m sorry too. It’s fine. Just go.

Brady: Looks like I’m going to–I’m gonna have to talk to belle. All right, I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Shawn: Look, I don’t–look, I don’t know what to say. You know, I just, I heard his voice, and I just–I couldn’t stop thinking about his hands on you.

Belle: I am so sorry.

Shawn: Look, even–even if he didn’t call, belle, I–look, I can’t just– I can’t just get over this, okay? I…I know that this isn’t what you’re gonna want to hear, but I just… I just need more time.

Belle: No.

Shawn: No, what?

Belle: No. I don’t think that’s true.

Rolf: So time to alter your emotional makeup just a bit. Instead of lusting for gabi hernandez, you will be repulsed by her. This may hurt a little bit.

Gabi: You think that I want you?

Stefan: It’s obvious.

Gabi: You destroyed my life. You framed me for murder, kidnapped me, put a hot poker in my face.

Stefan: None of that changes the fact that you want me. I’m not sure this is such a good idea.

Gabi: Yeah, probably not. I don’t really know what I was thinking. Even though sometimes you do show another side, you still are an arrogant jackass.

Stefan: And you–see, I may be an arrogant jackass, but I am way too much of a gentleman to tell you what you are.

Gabi: You know what, maybe it was just sex, and maybe it wasn’t terrible, but you still don’t get to treat me like some random dimera whore.

Stefan: Pity that all you have to offer is sex.

Gabi: It’s a pity you didn’t have more to offer.

Stefan: You are such a clever girl, gabi. Such fire in your eyes. That mouth on you? It’s really a shame that all you’ve got is dust around that shell of a heart of yours.

Gabi: You are unbelievable. Stefan?

Stefan: Yeah.

Gabi: Don’t insult me again!

Stefan: Yeah? What are you gonna do about it?

[Dramatic music]

Wei: You lied to me.

Ej: He’s been spending a lot of time with gabi.

Wei: Mr. Dimera, I think you’ve said enough. And I’ve heard enough to make a decision. It’s pretty clear after hearing the recording that what ej said is true, but I am not removing you from this meeting. It would be too disruptive, but I will be prohibiting you from voting your shares until a determination can be made of your mental state.

Tony: Checkmate.

Shawn: Whoa, whoa. What are you doing?

Belle: Shawn, no matter when this happens, it’s gonna be awkward, and I don’t think we should just sit around and wait for the perfect time. Okay, let’s go upstairs and make love.

Shawn: Oh, that’s your solution to everything, isn’t it, huh?

Belle: What? That’s not fair.

Shawn: Okay, you know what? You should be careful when you use that word. Just like it wasn’t fair when you went off and you crawled into bed with ej. Oh, god.

Brady: Sorry. I actually did knock. You obviously didn’t hear me, but belle, could you just call me when you get a chance?

Shawn: No, no. Brady, don’t–don’t go, all right? Look, I was just trying to work out, but you know what, I think I’m gonna go on a run instead, so. Good to see you.

Brady: You too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Rolf: The marriage wasn’t a love match at the beginning, but judging by how you went flying to see the woman when you escaped, it grew into one, but today is the last day of your love story.


Dum, dum, de dum what god hath joined together, let dr. Rolf zap asunder.

Gabi: Yes. I do.

[Eerie music]

Ej: I move that we remove ms. Gabi hernandez–dimera– as ceo and install me in her place.

Kristen: Those are two separate and distinct motions.

Ej: Why waste time? Everyone here knows that the vote is merely just a formality. The last vote on this matter was a six-six tie, which allowed gabi to remain on as ceo, but her side just lost a vote, which means the majority is no longer in her favor. She will have to step down, and we need to install her replacement as quickly as possible. So, to that end, we need to vote immediately.

Johnny: You might not want to do that, dad. The vote, I don’t know, might not go the way you planned it.

Tony: Another county heard from.

[Dramatic music]

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Chloe: Hey, shawn.

Shawn: Hey, chloe.

Chloe: Hey. I know that brady was just on his way to go see belle. Do you know if she’s at home?

Shawn: Yeah. No, he’s there talking to her now.

Chloe: Oh, okay, good. I know that you two are trying to work things out, and he wouldn’t interrupt unless it was really important.

Shawn: Yeah, no, he didn’t interrupt. The truth is we aren’t working anything out.

Belle: Well, I guess it was pretty naive to think I could just move back in here and everything would fall back into place.

Brady: I was hoping it would.

Belle: Yeah, the truth is I just think that, you know, the marriage is a lost cause. He just can’t get over the fact that I slept with ej. But you did not come here to talk about my problems. I’m sorry, what’s–what’s up?

Brady: It’s–it’s kristen. Belle, she has-she has filed for full custody. I just got served.

Kristen: I think johnny has something to say, ej.

Johnny: I do. See, you just said, as if it were a given, that the vote would be six-five in your favor, but, well, how do you know without the vote?

Kristen: Someone counted their chickens before they hatched?

Johnny: Let me save you some time by telling you that I’m switching my vote. I’m voting for gabi.

Ej: No.

Johnny: Oh, yes. See, I think what you did to ava just now was disgusting. She’s suffering. She’s in real pain, and you saw that as a liability, as a means to an end, just like when your own son confided in you, you thought to yourself, “hmm, let’s get this on tape. Might come in handy.” So let’s cut to the chase, mr. Shin. I know that your time is valuable, and I know that you’ve traveled a long way for this meeting, so I would like to state for the record I vote against the motion. That’s gabi, kristen, shin, their two proxies, and me. Six votes to your five gabi stays.

Gabi: Thank you, johnny. I know it stuck in your craw last time I won because it was a tie. This time, it’s a majority. I won, and you–you lost after you wasted a great deal of all of our time.

Ej: [Chuckles] I won’t forget this.


[Soft dramatic music]

Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Belle: So kristen hired sloan petersen as her attorney. She’s a shark. And we can’t use any of kristen’s past crimes against her because she’s been pardoned.

Brady: Past. That would–that would be before the pardon.

Belle: That’s right.

Brady: Well, just so happens that kristen threatened to stab chloe with a letter opener just a couple days ago. That was after the pardon.

Belle: Well, that’s great. I mean, not great, but that’s gonna make compelling testimony.

Brady: Well, there’s another problem with that. You see, my daughter rachel overheard chloe and me talking about her testifying against kristen, and it made rachel very upset, and now chloe is nervous that if she testifies against kristen, rachel’s just gonna hate her.

Belle: Yeah.

Brady: Yeah.

Belle: Knowing kristen, that’s probably why she did that. You know, she’s just trying to cause tension and make chloe the bad guy, but brady, just because she’s filed for full custody does not mean she’s gonna get it. Worst-case scenario, you share custody. And you’re okay with that, right?

Brady: [Chuckles] As long as it means I don’t lose rachel altogether, sure.

Belle: No judge is ever gonna give kristen full custody. Don’t worry. Everything’s gonna work out for you.

Brady: And everything’s gonna work out for you and shawn too.

Chloe: Listen, shawn, I’ve been on both sides of this kind of situation, and I know it sucks, but you have to ask yourself, are you really trying to work things out with belle, or are you just trying to punish her? I mean, if you didn’t think you were capable of forgiving her, then was it a good idea to ask her to move back in?

Shawn: You’re right.

Chloe: I mean, belle has said and done everything she can. The ball, as they say, is in your court. So you have to make a decision, one way or the other.

Tony: [Sighs] Well, you tried.

Ej: I’m not done. This is not over.

Ava: Well, I guess it was my own damn fault forgetting that you aren’t human, forgetting that you can never be trusted, forgetting that you will happily use the most horrible thing that has ever happened to a person to bring them to their knees.

Ej: Pack your things and get the hell out of my house.

Ava: What?

Ej: You’re no longer of any use to me. Get out.

Johnny: Just so you know, pops, if she does, I do too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Gabi: Thank you so much for your support.

Kristen: Mm, remember, you’re still only one vote away from ej taking over again.

Gabi: Yeah, trust me, ej’s not gonna let me forget that. Excuse me. I gotta do some damage control.

Kristen: Me too.

Wei: I will never forget that you lied to my face.

Gabi: So did I.

Wei: You didn’t have to remind me.

Li: Doesn’t it matter why we lied? Ej was using ava’s grief to seize power. Is that the kind of person you want running this company?

Wei: Think about the person that founded this company. A high moral character was never a requirement for this job. You’re not above reproach.

Li: But she’s doing an incredible job.

Wei: I’ll make up my own mind about that. Let me remind you that you didn’t get your shares or position of ceo because of merit. You got them because your husband died. Don’t forget that.

[Eerie music]

Rolf: And now, deeper into your past, it’s time for you to remember the voluptuous chloe lane in all her splendor.

Stefan: This is me begging. Please, please. Come on, please, sing me a song.

Chloe: No, no.

Stefan: Come on, please?

Chloe: Okay, oh gosh, please stand up, yeah.

Stefan: So, you’ll do it?

Chloe: I will sing you one song if you get up off your knees. Yes.

Stefan: Yeah? All right.

Chloe: Okay. Oh, okay, hm. Hm, hm.

[Exhales softly]

[Singing in italian]

Stefan: You’re going through a lot. Trust me when I say I’m gonna take care of this for you. And when I do, maybe I’ll finally get to take you out on that date.

Chloe: I’m not sure that that date will live up to your expectations at this point.

Stefan: I disagree. I think it’ll be well worth the wait. Chloe, I can make this better for you, just like you can make it better for me. We would be so good together.

[Sot dramatic music]

My asthma felt anything but normal.

Ej: Weren’t your histrionics at the board meeting enough for you?

Johnny: Wasn’t questioning ava’s mental state in public enough for you? And doesn’t kicking her out of the house qualify as histrionics?

Ej: There’s no reason for her to be here. This is our family home.

Johnny: And ava is family. She’s your brother’s widow.

Ej: Who has sponged off us while poisoning my own son against me.

Johnny: Look, I didn’t say you have to let her stay here. I just said, if she goes, so do I. It’s completely up to you.

Tony: Count to ten, ej. You don’t want to lose your son over this.

Ej: Fine. She can stay.

Johnny: Well, good. Ava, can I offer you an aperitivo?

Ava: Oh, that sounds lovely, but I think I’d like to freshen up first.

Johnny: Of course. A dopo, papa.

[Dramatic music]

Ej: [Sighs]

Tony: You did the right thing, ej. You don’t want to lose your son over this. Let it go.

Ej: [Screams]

Ava: Oh, thank you. Thank you for standing up for me back there. I do not think I could handle having to look for another place to live right now.

Johnny: Now you don’t have to.

Ava: That’s quite a risk you took. You could have been out on your ass too.

Johnny: Well, it wasn’t completely unselfish. I like having you around.

Li: I’m sorry. My father shouldn’t speak to you like that.

Gabi: It’s okay. I’ve got a tough skin when it comes to business. I just–I don’t want him to be angry with you.

Li: Oh, it’ll blow over.

Gabi: Thank you. And thank you for backing me up. I know it wasn’t easy to lie to your father.

Li: Don’t you know by now? I’d do anything for you.

[Tender music]

Kristen: So how did it go?

Rolf: It’s working. When he comes to, he won’t want anything to do with gabi hernandez ever again. He’ll only have eyes for chloe lane.

Chloe: Oh, hey.

Brady: Hi. So, I talked to belle. According to her, we don’t need you to testify.

Chloe: Oh.

Brady: Yeah.

Chloe: Okay, well, I just hate that you’re going through this.

Brady: I hate it, too, obviously, but I figure the worst-case scenario is that I have to share custody with kristen. I mean, I guess I could live with that, but it’s probably the best thing for rachel, anyway.

Chloe: Mm, I hope you’re right.

Brady: I hope I’m right too. Hey, there’s no reason to worry. There is nothing that kristen can do to come between us.

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: Hey, listen, I’m so glad you came back. I’ve been thinking, and I’m really sorry. I tried to force the issue, and I pushed too hard.

Shawn: No, no, don’t, don’t, don’T. Don’t apologize. You were right. I– this–this isn’t working.

Belle: Oh.

Shawn: I mean, it’s, like, you know, like, us. Like, living–living together again, like this. It just–oh, my god, why? Look, I don’t know how to say this.

Belle: But you think it was a bad idea–

Shawn: Because, yeah, damn it, like, it’s, like–like–oh, my gosh, why am–why am I having so much trouble trying to find these words right now? I just–

Belle: You know what, I think you should just go take a shower, and we’ll still have dinner. We’ll talk about the cubs, and in the morning, I will go pack my stuff and–

Shawn: Look, I don’t-i don’t want to talk about the cubs, belle, and I don’t want to have dinner, and I don’t want you to leave, but I don’t want things to stay like this. Look, you’re right. Look, I do need to take a shower. Do you want to join me?

Belle: Are you sure?

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, I’m sure.

Belle: Yeah. I would love that.

Shawn: Yeah?

Belle: Yeah.

Shawn: Come on, let’s go.

Belle: Okay.

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Ej: I expect you to be smiling down on us today, father.

Tony: Ah, well, hello, ej.

Ej: Something wrong with the front door?

Tony: Oh, no, I was down at the crypt; I was supervising the caretaker. He finally put up a plaque in jake’s memory.

Ej: Oh, you weren’t worried that might be a waste of time?

Tony: What does that mean?

Ej: Didn’t you hear? Our dearly departed brother is still alive.

[Suspenseful music]

Ava: You’re alive? You’re really alive? Oh, my god.

[Door clicks open] Jake?

[Machinery beeping]

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps]

Rolf: Yes, mr. Shin?

Shin: Why haven’t you been answering your phone, rolf? I’ve been calling since last night.

Rolf: Yes, well, I’ve been otherwise occupied. Stefan’s currently blissfully unconscious, but it’s been quite an effort to keep him that way.

Shin: Well, you better do what it takes. That was a close call at the mansion. Thanks god it was ava who answered the door and not someone else.

Rolf: Yes, that’s a pure stroke of luck that she mistook stefan for jake, or our undead friend’s escape would have been catastrophic!

Shin: I’m not cleaning up your mess again, rolf. Next time stefan wakes up, he better be completely over his feelings for gabi.

Gabi: What about me?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Kristen: Did I just hear you say that my brother escaped your custody?

Rolf: Li, I have to go.

[Cell phone beeps]

Kristen: I have put my whole future in your hands, and you can’t keep tabs on a half-dead man?

Rolf: As you can see, he’s right here.

Kristen: Yeah, but he wasn’t, was he? And you didn’t tell me.

Rolf: Li and I had the situation well in hand.

Kristen: Ah, ooh! Please just tell me that you have managed to make progress on getting stefan to forget his feelings for gabi. Is he feeling romantic towards chloe lane?

Rolf: I’m afraid there may be a small problem on that front.

Shin: Gabi, hi.

Gabi: Did I just hear my name?

Shin: Oh, uh, yes. I was speaking to my father. He wanted a status update.

Gabi: On what?

Shin: Everything. Me, the company, us.

Gabi: Us? Wait, but what did you tell him?

Shin: The truth, that I’m head over heels for you.

Gabi: I hope he approves.

Shin: He wasn’t thrilled at first. He was worried that our relationship would get in the way of business. But he can’t argue with success. Company’s doing better than ever when it comes to product releases, stock prices way up.

Gabi: Yeah, I mean, if you don’t count basic black. Nobody there’s happy since kristen forced me to put her in charge.

Shin: Is she still making chloe’s life a living hell?

Gabi: Every single day. You know, I wish there was something I could do, but kristen stood up for me at the shareholders’ meeting, so I gotta keep her happy. Unfortunately, we do have the matter of ava vitali.

Shin: Mm.

[Door shuts]

Ava: Oh, it’s you.

Johnny: Wow, uh, never seen that much disappointment on a woman’s face, geez.

Ava: I’m sorry. Sorry, I just, um, I wasn’t expecting you.

Johnny: Yeah, I was just– I was out for a run on the grounds when I saw the door of the crypt open– freaked me out a little bit. No disrespect to the dead or anything, it’s just, uh, last time I was in here, satan was hanging out right over there by that sarcophagus, so…

Ava: Yeah, well, I haven’t seen him here today.

Johnny: What–what are you doing out here?

Ava: Your family just put up the plaque for jake, and so even though we’re waiting on the medical examiner for his ashes and he hasn’t been interred yet, I feel close to him in here.

Johnny: Yeah. I understand.

Ava: Mm.

Johnny: Uh, ava, when I walked in just now, I heard you say his name.

Ava: Yeah, um, you’d probably think I’m crazy, but for a second there, I thought that–

Johnny: You–you thought I was jake?

Ava: Yeah. I mean, especially after last night.

Johnny: What happened last night?

Ava: No one told you?

[Chuckles] I thought it was gonna be the talk of the house.

Johnny: Ah, I wasn’t around, so…

Ava: Oh, okay, well, I was meeting with gabi, and someone was at the door, and when I went to open it, jake was standing there.

Johnny: What?

Ava: Well, I thought– I thought jake was standing there. I mean, he was so real. He was standing there in his hospital gown, the one he died in. I touched him. I felt him.

Johnny: All right, but how– ava, how is that possible?

Ava: [Sighs] I don’t know. I d– [Sighs] I don’t know, but– I don’t know; I got so overwhelmed, I just passed out, and then when I came to, li was standing there, and he told me that it was him that I saw at the door.

Johnny: You sound like you don’t believe that.

Ava: Oh, I know very well what jake looks like. He’s who I saw. I would swear to it.

Tony: What do you mean that brother jake is alive?

Ej: In ava’s mind, anyway.

Tony: I’m afraid I’m not following.

Ej: I’m surprised you didn’t hear about the commotion yesterday. Gabi found ava passed out in the foyer. When she came to, ava insisted that she saw jake at the front door.

Tony: But he wasn’t, of course?

Ej: Not unless you believe in ghosts.

Tony: So what do you think actually happened?

Ej: Apparently, it was li at the door. Ave was obviously hallucinating. I’m afraid that poor woman has gone round the bend. I’m worried for her.

Tony: Oh, are you really?

Ej: Yes, she suffered a terrible loss and is clearly not dealing with it well.

Tony: Ah.

[Chuckles] You’re saying all the right things. But I can see that look in your eye. What are you up to?

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Chloe: Kristen can’t honestly think that she will get full custody of rachel.

Brady: I told you, since her pardon, she is feeling invincible. Maybe she is.

Chloe: I don’t know, I mean, even if her record’s been wiped clean, every person in this town could testify that she is a dangerous criminal.

Brady: Chloe, you–you’ve– you’ve been through a custody battle. The judge is usually gonna side with the biological mother, right?

Chloe: Well, not when the said mother is kristen dimera.

Brady: Officially, kristen dimera is this fine, upstanding citizen. In the eyes of the law, hell, she–she didn’t even commit the crimes; they don’t exist.

Chloe: Mm. Well, um, what if she’s committed a crime since she’s been pardoned?

Kristen: What do you mean “there’s a problem”?

Rolf: Stefan’s feelings for gabi are proving more powerful than I anticipated.

Kristen: So?

Rolf: So I was attempting to stimulate his brain last night and inadvertently roused him.

Kristen: Okay, what do you mean “roused”?

Rolf: He leapt out of bed, desperate to get to gabi. I couldn’t stop him!

Kristen: Okay, so you let him go?

Rolf: There was nothing I could do!

Kristen: Oh, my god, did gabi see him?

Rolf: Thankfully, li and i were able to get to him before he could reveal himself to her.

Kristen: Okay. So nobody saw him? Rolf…

Rolf: Unfortunately, ava vitali did see him.

Kristen: You’re serious?

Rolf: Yes, but it’s all under control.

[Chuckling] She was believing that she was hallucinating her dead husband, jake.


Kristen: Are you sure?

Rolf: Yes.

Kristen: Okay, then we dodged a bullet, unlike jake. So you will fix this, right?

Rolf: I knew this would be a challenge. But the man’s been dead for four years and woke up with one singular thought– getting back to his wife.

Kristen: How touching.

Rolf: It’s a powerful love, kristen, more powerful than I knew. To be honest, I don’t know whether it can be overcome.

Gabi: I was gonna throw ava a bone; give her a meaningless job title, and, you know, make her happy.

Shin: While ignoring her more outrageous demands.

Gabi: Yeah, but during our job interview, she answered the door and imagined her dead husband.

Shin: Mm, that certainly was unfortunate. The look on her face before she passed out, it was like her brain had short-circuited from the trauma. Imagine mistaking me for jake.

Gabi: Yeah, I just hope she takes the title, takes the salary, gets out of the way, and just rests.

Shin: I hope so too. You seem a little stressed out.

Gabi: Yeah.

Shin: You doing okay?

Gabi: I’m hanging in there, li, okay? Blackmail, secrets, lies; it’s a lot.

Shin: I hear ya.

Johnny: Are you saying you don’t think jake’s dead?

Ava: No, I mean– [Sighs] Honestly, I don’t know what I’m saying. I mean, I was there at the hospital when he died. I said goodbye.

Johnny: And there–there’s no doubt that he’s gone, right?

Ava: No, but… then I started having these waking dreams, where jake would come to me and we would– we would talk.

Johnny: So couldn’t last night have been a dream too?

Ava: No, no, it–it–it felt too real. Like I told you, I touched him. I felt his breath. You know, I guess last night could’ve been some sort of flashback or ptsd or something. I don’t know.

[Chuckles] Maybe I’m just crazy.

Johnny: Ah, my, uh, my grandma marlena would tell you that she doesn’t believe in that word, and also you’re talking to a guy that was possessed by the devil, so–

Ava: Yeah.

Johnny: Nothing sounds crazy to me anymore.

Ej: What makes you think I’m up to something?

Tony: [Chuckles] First of all, you’re you.

Ej: Fair point.

Tony: Yeah, well, let’s face it, ej. Ever since you found out that ava was married to jake–

Ej: Allegedly married to jake.

Tony: Yes. You’ve been trying to get your hands on her dimera shares.

Ej: Have I?

Tony: Why else did you move her in here?

Ej: She’s family, and she needed help.

Tony: Oh, please. You just used the word “allegedly” to describe her marriage. Now you want me to believe that you think of her as family?

Ej: Okay, so maybe I did have a plan.

Tony: Oh, what was that, win her over with your many charms?

[Chuckles] Oh, please don’t tell me that your plan is to seduce your brother’s widow.

Ej: It doesn’t matter what I was planning. The situation changed and it resulted in some tension between ava and me.

Tony: Ah, romantic tension?

Ej: I have no desire to build a relationship with a lunatic.

Tony: Oh, that hasn’t stopped you before.


Ej: But you have to admit her delusions are concerning.

Tony: Mm-hmm. Then are you concerned about her?

Ej: I’m concerned about this family and the company. Even if ava’s vote was legitimate, and I still have my doubts, how can we trust such an unstable shareholder to faithfully uphold her responsibilities?

Tony: Oh, please. By that standard, you’d have to oust half the shareholders.

Ej: Perhaps, but today, I only need to oust one.

[Dramatic music]

After trying lots of things to manage her

Brady: As far as I know, since she’s been pardoned, kristen has been on her best behavior.

Chloe: You mean, other than literally trying to kill me at the office yesterday?

Brady: What?

Chloe: I–I didn’t wanna say anything to you, ’cause I didn’t wanna worry you.

Brady: No, well, okay– too late; now I’m worried. What–what the hell happened?

Chloe: To be honest, I’m not even sure how serious she was about stabbing me.

Brady: Hold on, she tried– she tried to stab you? What?

Chloe: She threatened to stab me with a letter opener.

Brady: Oh, god! What?

Chloe: Yeah, she picked it up, and she said she was gonna plunge it through my heart.

Brady: Chloe, oh–

Chloe: I told you she was not gonna be satisfied just torturing me with the passive-aggressive powerpoint critiques.

Brady: No, no, no, no this– I’m not gonna let her get away with this.

Chloe: I didn’t say this– I don’t want you to get worked up.

Brady: Well, I’m worked up! This woman is unhinged, obviously. I’m not gonna let her around my daughter. She’s not gonna get full custody. She’s not gonna get any custody!

Kristen: You promised you could get stefan to fall out of love with gabi and in love with chloe.

Rolf: I know what I said.

Kristen: And as you know, I need stefan to come between brady and chloe so that I can get my family back.

Rolf: I will do my very best, but even if I’m successful–

Kristen: When! When you’re successful.

Rolf: I cannot promise to make chloe return stefan’s feelings!

Kristen: Well, then do the same procedure on her! I don’t care; whatever it takes! Rolf, I need–I need this to happen.

Rolf: You seem agitated– more than usual.

Kristen: Agitated? Agitated? Do you know how long they kept me from my daughter? I got to–I got to see her yesterday, and she is so big, so grown up.

[Sighs] Oh, my god. Just being with her just melted my heart, and brady, he ripped her away from me without letting me say goodbye.

Rolf: That’s not right.

Kristen: You’re sh–amn straight it’s not right!

[Sighs] I need to be with rachel. I need us to be a family again.

Rolf: I want that too. But happens if I can’t come through for you?

Kristen: You will! You will come through for me, rolf. I am–I’m gonna be with brady and rachel, and stefan is gonna be with chloe, and everyone is gonna live happily ever after.

Rolf: Everyone except for gabi hernandez.

Gabi: [Sighs] I’m sorry you got dragged into this whole ava thing. I mean, you did say you wanted to know everything.

Shin: I’m glad you told me that her marriage to jake wasn’t real. We’re in this together, gabi.

Gabi: Yeah, and we do make a hell of a team, don’t we?

Shin: We sure do. Like I said, stock prices are at an all-time high, profits are way up.

Gabi: Are they? This kind of talk is making me a little hot.

Shin: Oh, I haven’t even started talking about revenue…

Gabi: Mmm…

Shin: Mmm…

Gabi: But don’t stop.

Shin: Cash flow…

Gabi: [Giggles]

Shin: Mmm. Long-term projections.

Gabi: Mmm. Long-term projections?

[Sultry music]

Tony: So you relieve ava of her shares, and then you call in another vote of the board to install you in gabi’s stead. Do I have that right?

Ej: In a nutshell. I’d have six votes in total– mine plus kate and chad’S. I also have johnny and theo’s proxy, and of course, yours.

Tony: Of course.

Ej: And in the event of a tie vote, status quo prevails, which is how gabi was able to retain her position when kristen sided with her at the last meeting. However, without ava’s vote, it’s 6-5 in my favor.

Tony: Oh, well, I hate to be the naysayer here, but how do you plan to disqualify ava’s vote? Li makes those decisions.

Ej: Yes, and from the arcane rules of the dimera board, he also has his own vote too.

Tony: By that standard, he’s gabi’s lover and confidant, and even if ava was waltzing in here singing a duet with jake, well, li’s not likely to disturb the current power structure.

Ej: You’re absolutely right, tony, which is why I had to go over li’s head.

[Both chuckle]

[Suspenseful music]

Wei: What is the meaning of this?

Shin: Father! I was taking my antidepressant daily,

Ava: Thanks for being so cool about this.

Johnny: I just want you to be okay.

Ava: Mm, you know, I shouldn’t be surprised because you have been so nice to me ever since I moved in here.

Johnny: Eh, you’re my friend, and you’re part of the family now, so nobody gives you crap and gets away with it.

Ava: Oh– [Chuckles]

Johnny: What?

Ava: Oh, no, it’s just that sounded very vitali-esque of you right there.

Johnny: Ah, maybe the vitalis and dimeras aren’t so different.

Ava: You know, I was so eager to put my past behind me and just forget about my old life. You know, pretend it never happened. And then I ran into jake here in salem, and all of a sudden, it–it was a comfort to have that shared past, you know? An understanding between the two of us. Then it turned into something more. You never know where life’s gonna take you.

Johnny: No, no, no you don’T. Ava, I’m so sorry for your loss, and I didn’t mean to interrupt this, you know, private moment you were having.

Ava: No, no, no, I appreciate it. I appreciate everything that you said. Thank you.

Johnny: Yeah, any time. Um, I will let you be with jake.

[Dramatic music]

Tony: So you went over li’s head to his father?

Ej: I put in a friendly call to wei, told him there were a few matters that required his urgent attention here in salem.

Tony: So what did he say?

Ej: He’s calling a shareholders’ meeting here shortly.

[Sighs] Soon the company will be restored to the dimera family as it rightfully should’ve been all along.

Johnny: Uncle tony.

Tony: Ah.

Johnny: Dad. What’s goin’ on?

Shin: Father. Uh, wh– what are you doing here?

Wei: I wanted to discuss some important matters such as this workplace relationship.

Shin: I told you gabi and i were involved, and you gave us your blessing.

Wei: That was before I found you fornicating on company property!

Gabi: Mr. Shin, listen–

Wei: A little grace would involve locking the door.

Gabi: Yeah, we’ll definitely do that next time.

Wei: Next time?

Shin: She was just joking, father.

Gabi: I’m–I’m so sorry. This is all my fault, mr. Shin.

Shin: No, no, it was mine. I got carried away. It won’t happen again.

Wei: It certainly won’T. If you’ll excuse me, it was a long flight. I need to freshen up.

Shin: [Sighs] I’m so sorry that happened. I know that must be mortifying.

Gabi: You told me you just got off the phone with your dad. Why didn’t you tell me he was in salem?

[Cell phone ringing]

[Cell phone beeps]

Kristen: [Sighs] I assume you’re calling because you got served.

Brady: Full custody? Really, kristen?

Kristen: Maybe if you didn’t yank rachel away without letting me say goodbye to her yesterday, I would’ve settled for joint custody, but obviously, brady, you don’t wanna play fair.

Brady: Oh, and what is fair, this–this emotional blackmail you’re trying with rachel, telling her that we’re gonna be a family again?

Kristen: [Sighs] Well, it’s obvious that you don’t wanna be co-parents now or in the future, so I think that you’ve had full custody for long enough. Now it’s my turn.

Brady: It will never be your turn. Chloe told me how you nearly stabbed her at the office yesterday.

Kristen: So dramatic. If I wanted to kill chloe, she’d be dead.

Brady: You threatened her with a letter opener?

Kristen: That’s what she said; her words against mine, and if you put her on the witness stand, we will make her look like the desperate home-wrecker she is.

Brady: Kristen, I didn’t wanna go to war with you.

Kristen: You could’ve fooled me.

Brady: But you’ve gone too far once again. I tried to work it out with you, so here’s the deal. You are never getting rachel back–ever!

[Cell phone beeps]

Johnny: You were talking about the family business, about how something will be restored as it should’ve been all along?

Ej: Restored? Oh, yes, yes! Yes, of course. I was thinking of having father’s portrait touched up a bit. There’s always been something about the eyes that’s just not quite right.

Johnny: Looks fine to me. That’s exactly how I remember nonno looking.

Tony: That’s a perfect likeness.

Ej: All right, we’ll leave it, then. Ava’s not here, by the way, so no need to continue to parade around half-naked.

Johnny: I was on a run. It’s hot out, and I know that ava’s not at the house, ’cause i just ran into her at the crypt.

Ej: Popular destination today. What, pray tell, were you doing there?

Johnny: I saw the door open. I just–I wanted to make sure everything was okay.

Ej: Ava was inside?

Johnny: Yeah, yeah, I’m pretty sure I freaked her out when I walked in.

Ej: Mm, did she tell you that she saw your uncle jake’s ghost or whatever he was?

Johnny: Yeah. Yeah, she told me she saw jake.

Ej: And what exactly did she say?

Johnny: Just that it felt real, you know? She touched his face. She was sure it was him. But she–she–she couldn’t explain what was happening. She thought she must’ve been maybe hallucinating, seeing her dead husband standing there when it was actually li.

Ej: Poor woman.

Johnny: She said you were comforting. I know you two have had your issues, so I’m glad you were kind to her when she needed a friend.

[Suspenseful music]

Ava: Oh, jake. I know you’re not here. I know you’re not gonna walk through that door. I guess I just wanted it so badly that my brain made it happen. And I know–I know that our marriage wasn’t real, but my love for you was and always will be. And I hope– [Chuckles] I hope you don’t mind what I did–you know, that I’m lying to your family. I will admit that I became a dimera partly out of selfishness and–but mostly babe, I did it for you, because I am gonna do all the things that you never had the chance to. This is for you, jake.

[Machinery beeping]

Kristen: Brady wants to keep me from rachel. He can’T. He won’T. You need to speed this up.

Rolf: [Scoffs] I can’t just snap my fingers and reprogram stefan’s brain. It’s a process.

Kristen: Well, process faster.

Rolf: It doesn’t work that way. I have to use subliminal associations to reinforce positive memories of the early days of his budding romance with chloe. Similarly, negative associations will be paired with his memories of gabi.

Kristen: And then what?

Rolf: Then stefan’s brain will do the rest of the work. New neural pathways will evolve, and he will be in love with chloe and disgusted by gabi.

Kristen: You’re gonna test it before you let him out again?

Rolf: Of course. He will not step foot out of this room until his heart and mind are fully reprogrammed.

[Cell phone beeps]

[Sighs] I have to go.

Rolf: What’s wrong?

Kristen: Uh, I have been summoned by wei shin for a meeting at dimera. I wonder what this is about.

[Suspenseful music]

Shin: Yes, I spoke to my father earlier. He must’ve been at the airport, but he never mentioned to me that he was in salem.

Gabi: Why would he keep that from you?

Shin: I know it sounds strange, but this is how he operates. He’s been doing it since I was a kid. He’d show up at my school, make sure I was working hard enough. Even at university, he’d appear unannounced to see who I was spending time with, confirm that I wasn’t doing anything to displease him or dishonor the family.

Gabi: Sounds like he’s got major trust issues.

Shin: Big ones. And he likes to catch me off-guard.

Gabi: Well, he succeeded at that. I just hope there aren’t any consequences from this.

Shin: I guess we’ll have to find out. Father, again, I deeply apologize for what you just witnessed.

Wei: Well, it certainly could have been worse. Now, call the custodian staff and get someone to scrub that table.

Gabi: I will handle that.

Wei: Well, you better hurry. I just summoned a meeting of the dimera shareholders.

Gabi: For what– for what purpose?

Wei: You’ll see. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Ava: Am I interrupting?

Ej: No, no, we were actually just talking about you.

Ava: Really, what about?

Ej: I was going to suggest that we hold a small service for jake as soon as we’re able to inter his ashes–a chance to honor our brother’s memory, assuming it’s all right with you as his widow.

Ava: That would be, um, nice. Thank you.

[Cell phone beeps]

Ej: Oh, this is strange.

Johnny: What is it?

Ej: It appears wei shin is in town.

Tony: [Gasps] Is he?

Ej: Mm. He’s the chairman of the board of dimera.

Ava: I’m aware.

Ej: He’d like us to go to dimera for a shareholders meeting. He wants us there asap.

Ava: A sudden shareholders meeting? Is this a common occurrence?

Ej: Hardly.

Ava: So you have any idea what this is about?

Ej: Not at all.

[Dramatic music]

Shin: You’re not gonna do that; we pay people for this.

Gabi: [Sighs] I’m not afraid to get my hands a little dirty. I just–I don’t want your father to have any excuses to try to depose me from power.

Shin: He can’t even if he wanted to. I have a vote; he doesn’T.

Gabi: He still has a lot of influence here.

Shin: Not enough to change things, especially when you’re doing so well.

Gabi: Well, then why is he here? Why did he call this meeting?

Shin: I don’t think it has anything to do with us. Jake died, and his shares wound up in the hands of a former crime boss. Plus, kristen’s out of prison and making waves.

Gabi: That’s a lot of uncertainty.

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Allie: You really met the woman of your dreams?

Alex: I really did. Right here in the square. And the crazy part is, my kid brother called it this morning.

Chanel: Called it how?

Alex: He told me that one day I was gonna meet a woman that would knock me off my feet, and that is exactly what happened. She bumped into me, literally. Knocked me right here on my ass.

Chanel: And what is this klutzy dream woman’s name?

Alex: [Sighs] Stephanie. How beautiful is that? Stephanie johnson. The woman that changed the direction of my life.

Sonny: I gotta say, I’m a– I’m a little taken aback. I figured you would have jumped at the chance to work for me. I know I can pay you more than anyone else.

Stephanie: I know. And I’d love to do pr for you.

Sonny: Okay, then what’s the problem? Is it–is it alex?

Stephanie: Sonny, if you hire me, he wants to be the point man. I’d have to report to him.

Sonny: I promise you, that’s not gonna happen.

Stephanie: How do you know? That guy just doesn’t take no for an answer.

Sonny: [Sighs]

John: All right, partner, tell me you got something to go on.

Steve: I interviewed everyone within a 10-block radius of my house. Apparently, no one saw or heard anything last night.

John: What the hell is going on here? I checked out every one of orpheus’ old hideouts. He hasn’t used any of them.

Steve: He’s had our wives for a full day now. It scares the hell out of me to think what they could be going through right now.

Marlena: Kayla. Kayla! Wake up. Kayla. Are you all right?

Kayla: [Groans] I got such a headache.

Marlena: Yeah, yeah, me too. I guess orpheus’ guys don’t mess around, huh?

Kayla: Do you have double vision?

Marlena: Mm-mm.

Kayla: Me either. Well, I guess we’re as good as we could be under the circumstances. Love what he’s done with the place.

Marlena: Usually–usually, orpheus would hang around to enjoy his handiwork. Wonder why he’s not here.

Roman: All right. So abe tells me you talked him into running for governor.

Kate: So, this is a great day all around, right? To roman. Happy birthday.

Paulina: And to abe, the next governor of the state.

Abe: Well, to the four of us having a wonderful year.

Paulina: Oh, that’s right. ‘Cause nothing’s going to stop us now.

Abe: Yes!

[Dramatic music]

Orpheus: It looks like I’m just in time for the celebration.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Allie: Stephanie johnson? She’s my cousin.

Chanel: Her too? It seems like everybody in this town is your cousin.

Allie: Well, we are a complicated family.

Alex: Wait, this is great! You could put in a good word for me.

Allie: Oh, come on, you don’t need help from me.

Alex: Actually, I do. I asked stephanie out and she turned me down. Flat. Kind of caught me off-guard.

Chanel: Is that a new experience for you? Getting turned down by a woman?

Alex: Yeah.

Allie: Uh, I mean, didn’t gabi do the same thing?

Chanel: And the two of us.

Alex: Yeah, but that was different.

Allie: How?

Alex: That was bs.

Chanel: Uh, excuse me, bs?

Alex: Bs, “before stephanie.” So here I was, laying on the ground. Hey, look, right here. I’m looking up. She’s standing above me. I’m looking up at her. My whole world changed. That was it.

Chanel: Yeah, that sounds like bs all right.

Alex: All right, good, this is funny, right? You girls aren’t taking me seriously, but that’s okay, because you will see, I am not letting stephanie get away.

Allie: Alex, it kind of sounds like she already got away.

Alex: That’s so funny, right? Yeah, it’s not gonna last. She’s gonna see what I see. Trust me. She’s gonna see that we are meant to be together. We’re soulmates.

Stephanie: I don’t want to offend you, sonny. Alex is your brother.

Sonny: Okay, I promise you won’t offend me.

Stephanie: I can’t work with a guy like him. He’d be hitting on me all the time, and he’ll never be my type.

Sonny: Really? You’re turning me down because of alex?

Stephanie: No. There’s another reason. I came back to salem to take on a big job with a new client who lives here. We just had our first meeting last night, and I found out just how demanding she is.

Sonny: Well, I’m telling you, if you can deal with alex, you can deal with her.

Stephanie: You don’t know this lady. She may be more than I can handle.

Paulina: You’re orpheus? I had the living daylights scared out of me yesterday because of you? Getting grabbed by john black? ‘Cause he thought I was you?

Orpheus: Yeah. Yeah, the black patch team tends to–tends to compensate for its ineptitude with overzealousness.

Roman: So, what the hell did you do now?

Orpheus: Oh, no, no. No, poor steve got it in his head that I was going after his daughter stephanie. But after all these years, you’d think he’d know that my interests have always lain elsewhere.

Kayla: Help! Help! There are two women tied up in here! Call the police! Help!

Marlena: Kayla. Kayla. Don’t exhaust yourself. He’s made sure nobody can hear us.

Kayla: Well, steve and john have to know that we’re missing by now, so– so they’re gonna find us.

Marlena: Of course they will. But until they do, we’ve gotta take care of ourselves. Orpheus will be back. We’ve gotta figure out what we’re going to do.

Steve: I know his note said we can’t contact the police or tell anybody. But I’ll tell you what, if we can’t do everything we need to do, we should get ahold of shane, on the down low. Nobody knows orpheus better than shane donovan.

John: We can’t risk that, man. Orpheus worked inside the isa for so many years. You know he still has spies on the inside.

Steve: You’re right.

John: It’s up to us, partner. We have to find kayla and marlena, and we’re gonna do this on our own. My asthma felt anything but normal.

Sonny: Okay, so you landed an account that was bigger than you thought. What’s the big deal? You’re not a one-man operation. You have a full staff. You can have more than just one big client.

Stephanie: I can name ten firms in chicago who would love to handle titan.

Sonny: I don’t–I don’t want another firm. All right? I want you.

Stephanie: I get the feeling that kiriakis men do not take well to the word “no.”

Sonny: See? So this is about alex.

Stephanie: He is so not my type, and he never will be. And I don’t want him cornering me every time I turn around.

Sonny: And I promise you that’s not gonna happen.

Stephanie: How do you know?

Sonny: I’ve been observing my brother for a very long time. When it comes to women, very small attention span.

Alex: From now on, my whole focus is gonna be stephanie.

Allie: Uh-huh.

Alex: I’m serious. I have never, ever felt like this about anybody. We’re meant to be together.

Chanel: And how do you know that?

Alex: Because we ran into each other twice in the same day. You gonna tell me that means nothing?

Allie: I mean, maybe in tokyo or london, but that happens all the time here. And, I mean, is stephanie even into you? Or is this just all, like–

Alex: Why am I even talking about this standing here with you girls? I need to get back to the office, because she might still be there.

Allie: Okay, hey, just– before you go, little– little reminder. No means no.

Alex: Yeah. I get that. I do. All right, I’m not gonna pressure stephanie into anything. I’m gonna play it cool.

Chanel: I’d like to be there when you do that.

Alex: Well… I have waited my entire life to meet a woman like this. I’m not gonna blow it by coming on too strong.

Allie: Yeah, he’s definitely gonna blow it.

Chanel: I know!

[Both giggle]

Steve: Yeah. Got a text from stephanie this morning. “Mom and I were supposed to “have breakfast this morning, “and she didn’t show up. You know where she is?”

John: You come up with a story to tell her?

Steve: Not yet. I hate lying to her.

John: Doesn’t sound like she’s too upset yet.

Steve: Yeah. Well, that won’t last. Then what do I say? “Orpheus was able to kidnap “your mother and marlena “because your idiot father walked right into his trap”?

John: Hey, come on.

Steve: You know, at the very least, I should have followed stephanie alone and left you at the house with kayla and marlena.

John: If I thought you weren’t doing the right thing, partner, I wouldn’t have come with you.

Steve: Listen, man, our wives were sitting ducks because I made a stupid mistake.

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa, leave the “stupid” out, okay? Come on.

Steve: I should have neutralized that son of a bitch the moment he showed up and threatened my kids.

Abe: You were lucky enough to get a pardon. Why don’t you take up golf or fishing, and leave decent people alone?

Orpheus: Mr. Mayor, I’m just hear in salem to make a fresh start.

Roman: [Chuckles] Yeah, that would be you.

Orpheus: I see john and steve have had your ear.

Roman: After what you’ve done to their families, do you blame them for being suspicious of your every move?

Orpheus: [Chuckles] My old isa partner here needs to come down off his high horse. ‘Cause if anybody has a right to be angry about what was done to his loved ones, it’d be me. You’re new in town, so you probably don’t know. Birthday boy shot and killed my wife. The mother of our two small children.

Roman: Yeah, and you used her death as a license to live out your sadistic fantasies on the people of my town.

Orpheus: Perhaps it would be best if we didn’t dredge up the past.

Roman: You’re the one who started this death march down memory lane.

Orpheus: Me? No, I’m just here for the chowder.

Abe: This is a private party. I want you out of here. Now, move. Or you’re gonna find this place surrounded by squad cars.

Paulina: Well, I don’t need to wait for no cops. I can just kick your little skinny ass down to the curb myself.

Abe: Paulina. Don’T. Don’T.

Orpheus: No, no, no, no, it’s okay. It’s all good. Don’t get your feathers in a ruffle. I’m leaving. But I– I’m sure I’ll be seeing all of you. Around town. In the near future.

Kayla: You know what? You are absolutely right. We just gotta–we just gotta keep it together and stay on the offensive. So, how do you suppose we do that?

Marlena: We don’t know– we don’t know what orpheus has in mind for us, so what do we know?

Kayla: How about that he and his henchmen took us from my place, blindfolded us, and threw us in his car.

Marlena: And then drove us around for hours.

Kayla: Right. He went north for a while, then went east, and then made a u-turn.

Marlena: How do you know that? You were blindfolded.

Kayla: I have a very keen sense of direction.

Marlena: Okay, so he made a u-turn, which means he wants us to think that we are farther from salem than we are.

Kayla: Wouldn’t that be great?

Marlena: I remember hearing bells.

Kayla: While we were in the car?

Marlena: Yeah. Yeah, it wasn’t–it wasn’t the–the courthouse bells. It was something else.

Kayla: You know, and I swear that I heard a power saw or something.

Marlena: A construction area?

Kayla: Yeah, maybe. You think those bells could have been church bells? Because–because they’re restoring st. Luke’S.

Marlena: You’re right. They are. And you know what? The docks are near st. Luke’S. And there are warehouses on the docks.

Kayla: Warehouses are just right up his alley, huh? You know, we’re pretty good at this.

Marlena: It makes me think that you and I can do more than just sit around and wait to be rescued.

Kayla: Let’s make a plan. Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Marlena: I can’t– I can’t reach your wrists.

Kayla: I think I can reach yours. I can–I can do it. Okay. I got it. I got it. I got it.

Marlena: Okay.

Kayla: Okay.

Marlena: It’s gonna be a little hard to untie those knots.

Kayla: Come on. I’m a surgeon. Knots are my specialty.

Marlena: Yeah, tying them, not untying them.

Kayla: Okay. Aren’t you a psychiatrist? You’re supposed to give me moral support.

Marlena: Oh. Okay. Kayla, you’re doin’ just great!

Kayla: That’s good. Now, I just need to work on not looking scared when that psycho comes back.

Marlena: Kayla, he’s not gonna kill us right away. This exercise is to torture john and steve.

Kayla: Well, as bad as it is, at least it beats being sealed up in a burning coffin.

Marlena: You know my favorite thing about you? You always look on the bright side of things. I wonder what game he’s playing this time.

Kayla: Right. Because there’s always a game.

Marlena: Yeah, he just gets such a kick out of seeing us go through all the steps, doesn’t he?

Kayla: Yeah. Wouldn’t it be great if that smug bastard came in here and we were gone?

Marlena: Does that mean that you’re making some progress on the ropes?

Kayla: Yeah. Yeah, just stay still. I’m gonna have you free in a few seconds.

John: Hey, doc and kayla, they are smart. And they’re tough. We both saw what kind of a fight they put up last night.

Steve: Yeah. But he’s still got them.

John: But the fact is, we know those two ladies are not gonna give up.

Roman: Missed my opportunity, man. I shouldn’t have let him walk out of here. I should have busted him in the mouth and thrown him out.

Kate: No, come on. Don’t let that creep ruin this birthday celebration.

Paulina: That’s right. He is creepy, though.

Roman: What was that about you getting the daylights scared out of you yesterday?

Paulina: Oh, yeah, that. Well, I arranged a meeting with steve’s daughter, and I asked her not to tell anybody about it, so, you know, she wouldn’t, you know, tell her daddy where she was going.

Abe: You see, steve thought that orpheus had set up the meeting and stephanie was walking into a trap.

Paulina: It was very dark in that room. I couldn’t see much. Stephanie came in, and the next thing I knew, john black lunged at me, thinking I was that creepy man. We got it all straightened out, though.

Roman: Okay, why was this– why was this meeting so secret?

Abe: Politics. Paulina had hired stephanie to do the pr for my campaign.

Kate: Ah. And I for one am so glad you decided to run.

Roman: Yes, the state could use a man like you in the governor’s mansion.

Abe: Well, I tell you one campaign promise I will make. Guys like orpheus, they will be locked up and they will stay locked up.

Kate: Oh, people, please, this is a birthday celebration! Let’s stop talking about orpheus and let’s start talking about cake.

Paulina: I’ll drink to that.

Roman: And you want cake.

Kate: Of course I want cake!

Roman: Well, we got champagne.

Kate: Roman, it’s a birthday celebration. At a birthday celebration, you have birthday cake.

Paulina: It so happens that I know of a bakery right here on the square that makes delicious cake. Called sweet bits? You know, I could just run– run over there and get–

Kate: No, no, no, no, no. You stay right where you are. This is on me.

Sonny: And just this morning, I walk into the study and find alex half-naked on a couch with some woman.

Stephanie: In the study?

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Stephanie: Are you kidding me?

Sonny: Yeah. I wish I was. The whole time, I could just think of what my mom would have said.

Stephanie: I can hear aunt adrienne now. “Alexander kiriakis, “you’ve got ten seconds to get that woman out of this house.”

Sonny: “And you, young lady, have some self-respect. “Never undress where his mother may find you.”

Stephanie: Yeah! [Laughs] Aww, I miss her. I can only imagine how you feel.

Sonny: That–that’s why I wanna work together. We love the same people. We have the same history. And I bet you money alex has already moved on to someone else.

Stephanie: You sure?

Sonny: Yes. Please don’t make me beg.

Stephanie: Okay.

Sonny: Okay?

Stephanie: Okay. I’ll take on titan as a client.

Sonny: Oh! Yes! Thank you!

Stephanie: On the condition that you talk to alex and make sure he understands boundaries.

Sonny: Yes, of course. The first– alex? What are you– what are you doing here?

Alex: Well, I didn’t come here to see you. These are for you, gorgeous.

[Quirky music]

-Hi, dr. Rick. It’s julie. -[ Gasps ] That’s me.

Sonny: Hey, alex. That’s a big bouquet, buddy. Could be in, like, the rose parade.

Stephanie: [Sighs] I’ll let you two talk.

Sonny: Thanks.

Alex: I think she’s really warming up to me.

Sonny: You do?

Alex: Yeah. Did you get her to accept the job?

Sonny: Yes. Yes–

Alex: That’s fantastic! Are you kidding me? Do you know how many ideas I have about just the rebrand and the new imagine–

Sonny: But there were a few conditions, the main of which–

Alex: I will let you cross all the t’s and dot the I’S.

Sonny: What are you doing?

Alex: I’m gonna go find stephanie so we can start brainstorming.

Sonny: No. No, no, no. That is not–

Alex: What are you doing?

Sonny: I am stopping you from making a huge mistake.

Alex: [Scoffs]


Allie: Well, I guess if alex is in love, he’ll give up on that threesome idea.

Chanel: Yeah, probably.

Allie: You know, I have to admit, it was– it was pretty sweet to see him like that.

Chanel: He reminded me of this stray dog that followed me home from school when I was in the third grade.

Kate: Hey. Sorry to interrupt. Um, I was wondering if you might have a cake. I was hoping you would have a cake for grandpa roman’s birthday celebration.

Allie: We already sold all the cakes.

Kate: I see.

Chanel: But I’m sure we can find something for grandpa roman’s party.

Allie: You’re celebrating grandpa’s birthday with him?

Kate: Yeah, I am.

Allie: I thought he was done with you.

Kate: Well, he was. But he forgave me. And I’m hoping that you’ll forgive me as well.

Paulina: I’m glad you came around and took kate back. I like her.

Abe: So do I.

Paulina: You know how the saying goes. “To err is human. “To forgive is…sometimes in your best interest.”

Roman: Oh, is that how that saying goes?

Abe: All right. All right, you two. It is picture time, so–

Roman: [Grumbles]

Abe: Come on, buddy. You’re not smiling.

Roman: [Chuckles]

John: Pretty quiet over there, partner. What are you thinking about?

Steve: I think I should go back to my place and make sure we didn’t miss anything that could tell us where he took them.

John: All right. Listen, while you’re there, get a shower and grab something to eat here. Gonna have to have clear heads if we’re gonna find them today.

Steve: All right. I’ll see you.

John: Yeah.

[Phone rings]

John: Hey, abraham.

Abe: Hey, buddy, I just called marlena and kayla, but neither one of them answered.

John: Yeah, um… they’re both at a medical conference in chicago. What’s up?

Abe: Well, we are having a birthday party for roman at the pub.

John: Mm. Boy, I’d sure like to make that, but I’m a little tied up right now.

Abe: Look, we could really use some friendly faces.

John: Yeah, why?

Abe: Orpheus showed up, and it got nasty. And roman’s not in a party mood anymore.

John: I’ll be right there.

Marlena: Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait, my right wrist is getting loosened up.

Kayla: I got it. Got it, got it, got it.

Marlena: Well done.

Kayla: [Sighs]

Orpheus: Oh! It looks like I stayed away a bit too long. You miss me, ladies?

[Dramatic music]

When moderate to severe

ulcerative colitis persists…

Orpheus: These cuffs should keep you right where I want you. I kind of expected you to try to escape. Guess I would have been disappointed if you hadn’T.

Kayla: This all part of your game?

Orpheus: Are you not having fun, sweetness?

Kayla: Don’t you call me that.

Orpheus: Get a little cranky when you’re hungry? I know that feeling. I tried to get takeout at the pub, but the service is terrible and the staff has a bad attitude. So I just went by the drive-through.

Marlena: How do you expect us to eat wearing handcuffs?

Orpheus: Hmm. Yeah, that is a problem. Well, I guess you’ll just have to derive some vicarious satisfaction out of watching me eat. Mmm. You just can’t beat a buddy burger. Mmm.

John: Hey.

Roman: John! Thanks for coming, man.

John: Wouldn’t miss it. Wouldn’t miss it. Hey, I heard that orpheus paid you all a visit? What the hell was that about?

Marlena: Will you please tell us what you plan to do with us?

Orpheus: Marlena, you need to learn to have patience. All your questions will be answered in due time. But right now, there is something I need to attend to. So…sit back and enjoy the evening, ladies. This party’s just getting started.

Kayla: What do you suppose that means?

Marlena: I don’t know, but god help us.

Allie: I think it’s nice that you’re having a birthday party for grandpa. But I don’t think you and I have anything to say to each other.

Kate: Allie, I pled guilty.

Allie: To what?

Kate: To being an accessory after the fact in the kidnapping of sami, your mother.

Allie: What’s going to happen to you?

Kate: Well, actually, I was lucky. I got probation. I got a fine. A really big fine. 200 hours of community service, so don’t be surprised if you see me walking around salem picking up trash, wearing a very, very unattractive vest.

Allie: Well, that’s– that’s something.

Kate: Yeah. Look, I know what happened to your mother was hideous, and it was unfair.

Allie: You didn’t see her when dad brought her back from the place he had her. She was a wreck.

Kate: I know. All I could think about was protecting your dad. You know, I did not stop and think about sami. I didn’t think about you. I didn’t think about will. I didn’t think about roman. You know? It’s just something that I’m going to regret for the rest of my life. Allie, I am so, so sorry about my part in this whole thing.

Allie: Grandma.

Kate: Oh, honey, I love you. So, do you think I can see henry now?

Allie: Yeah. Sure you can.

Kate: Okay, great. And after that, I’m taking you shopping, and that is absolutely not a bribe.

Allie: I’d like that. Okay, well let me go see what is taking chanel so long. She might be making the cake from scratch, so I’m gonna go help her.

Alex: Yeah, I don’t know what you’re trying to do here, but it’s not gonna work.

Sonny: Ooh.

Alex: You have no idea what’s going on here, sonny.

Sonny: Oh, actually, I do. I have been watching you for a very long time. Stephanie is young, she’s beautiful, and she has a pulse, which means she’s exactly your type.

Alex: I don’t have a type. Not anymore.

Sonny: What? What happened?

Alex: Stephanie happened.

Sonny: Stephanie– all that happened was you bumped into her in the square.

Alex: Yeah, and that’s all that it took. Sonny, I fell down, I looked up into these beautiful eyes, and that was it for me. It’s exactly like what you said this morning. You did this. You told me I was gonna meet her, that special woman.

Sonny: Stephanie?

Alex: She’s for me. She’s the one.

Steve: I can’t believe I let that bastard take you. Where are you, sweetness?

Stephanie: Papa?

[Dramatic music]

Sonny: Okay, yes, I know I told you that eventually you would find that special someone. But I didn’t mean today.

Alex: Yeah, me neither.

Sonny: Okay, are you sure that I didn’t just put this little idea in your head, like a little subliminal message or something?

Alex: Sonny, you weren’t there. You don’t know what it was like. Look, I can’t explain it. I don’t know what to tell you, sonny, it’s true. I am attracted to a lot of women. Sue me.

Sonny: Trust me, I know that.

Alex: This is different.

Sonny: Yes. It is. In a very, very big way.

Alex: What are you getting at?

Sonny: I just hired stephanie. Stephanie works for titan. Titan has a very strict no dating policy, which means you can’t date her. You can’t even take her out for coffee.

Alex: What the– what are you– what are you talking about?

Sonny: Yeah. I know. I had to find out the hard way.

Alex: Leo stark was your assistant. Stephanie is a consultant. She’s not even an employee.

Sonny: Okay, okay. Dating the head of the pr department, do you really think that’s a good idea for the company?

Alex: Fine. I’ll quit. Sonny, what I do on my own time is none of the company’s damn business.

Sonny: You’d be putting yourself out of a job for no reason.

Alex: For no reason? There’s plenty of reason. I’ll have stephanie.

Sonny: No, you won’t! Look, I know you fell head over heels for this girl, but she doesn’t feel the same way about you. Not at all.

Steve: [Sighs] Hope you didn’t hear me talking to myself.

Stephanie: Nope. You’re safe. Do you know where mom is? When she didn’t meet me for breakfast, I went to the hospital, and she wasn’t there either.

Steve: Oh, man. I was supposed to tell you. She forgot she was going to a medical conference today with marlena.

Stephanie: I see. Well, I guess that’s why marlena didn’t keep her appointment with chad.

Steve: Oh, how’s he doing?

Stephanie: He’s hanging in for the kids’ sake. But I don’t think he’s gonna be over this for a long time. If ever.

Steve: How’s he supposed to get over losing the love of his life?

[Soft somber music]

How’s anyone do that?

Roman: [Sighs] Well, that son of a bitch just dropped by for the fun of giving everybody a hard time.

Paulina: We gave it right back to him.

John: Yeah, I bet. So, did he touch anything while he was here?

Abe: You know, he does have this annoying habit of leaving bombs behind.

Paulina: Bombs? Please, tell me that’s metaphor.

Roman: I watched him like a hawk. He didn’t take anything and he didn’t leave anything behind.

Abe: These games of his have always landed him back in a prison cell. But you know, he’s been out for a while, and he hasn’t made a move against anybody. And it makes me think that maybe the man is finally seeing reality.

Marlena: I wonder how long we have before he comes back.

Kayla: Well, if we can’t get out of these cuffs, what does it matter?

Marlena: Well, we’re not chained to the wall. Maybe we could just back our chairs together and try to figure some way out of these cuffs. My asthma felt anything but normal.

Alex: Yeah, I don’t get this. Stephanie and i bump into each other, I fall to the ground, we say a few words to each other, and now you’re telling me she doesn’t want any part of me?

Sonny: Come on, man. How can you be so crazy about a girl you’ve literally just met?

Alex: I don’t know, sonny! This has never happened to me before. So maybe you can help me out, mr. Doctor love.

Sonny: I can’T. One of stephanie’s main conditions to saying yes was that you would back off.

Alex: It’s day one. So she’s not into me. Yet.

Sonny: Okay, alex, I am asking you, as my brother, and telling you, as your boss, respect her wishes.

Alex: She’s gonna come around. She’s gonna like me. You’ll see.

Sonny: He’s gonna see another woman, and he’s gonna forget all about stephanie. Oh, my god, I hope I’m right.

Stephanie: I’m sorry I was so hard on you for last night.

Steve: Oh, no, baby. John and I busted into your important meeting like the avengers. I overreacted, and I was wrong.

Stephanie: You were looking out for me. I know that. You always just want to keep us all safe. And you do a really good job of it.

Abe: Hey, buddy. Is there something you’re not telling us?

John: No. Everything’s just fine.

Chanel: I know that took a long time, but you said your grandma would wait.

Allie: Yeah, that’s what she said. She was right here. I don’t understand.

Paulina: Kate must have decided to eat that cake all by herself. I want to get this party started!

[Phone ringing]

Roman: It’s kate. Hey, sweetheart.

Orpheus: I just realized I didn’t wish you a happy birthday, roman. Oh, and I’m afraid some of your guests aren’t gonna be able to make it. Kayla, marlena, and kate all send their regrets.

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Allie: [Yawns] Oh, the stars must be aligned. The first morning we have someone else open the bakery, and henry, bless his soul, sleeps in. I’m a lucky, lucky woman.

Chanel: Yes, hiring some extra help for the morning shift at the bakery was definitely a brilliant idea. Whose idea was that, by the way?

Allie: You know, I think it was yours, dupree.

Chanel: I think you’re right. Hm, someone is blowing up my phone, yours too.

Allie: Is there a problem at the bakery?

Chanel: Not unless alex is moonlighting at the shop.

Allie: Oh, god, alex as in, “let’s all get together and feel all right” alex?

Chanel: They’re all from him.

Allie: Yeah, wow. And they all say the same thing. He wants to take us out for drinks. God, he is like a dog with a bone.

Stephanie: What the hell, dude? Watch where you’re going!

Sonny: Someday, you’re gonna meet some woman who knocks you off your feet, and you’re gonna fall just as hard and fast as the rest of us.

Alex: She walks in beauty as the night.

Stephanie: What the hell are you grinning at?

Alex: You, obviously.

Sonny: You saw stephanie at the hospital?

Chad: Yeah, she was supposed to meet her mom for lunch.

Sonny: I didn’t even know she was in town.

Chad: Yeah, I guess she’s landed some big client here in salem. You know, she started her own firm, sjpr.

Sonny: Yeah, no, no, I heard she’s doing great. Heck, maybe I get my business sense from my mom’s side of the family. Don’t tell uncle vic I said that.

Chad: Yeah, your secret’s safe with me, yeah.

Sonny: Yeah, but actually, now that you mention it, I mean, I have been looking to–a new pr firm. I mean, with all the recent upheaval, which is, like, the pr way of saying disaster after disaster, you know, titan could use some rebranding. Which is the pr way of saying we all look like a bunch of idiots.

Chad: Well, I’m sure stephanie would be up for the challenge. I actually have her card.

Eric: Look who it is. Happy birthday, dad.

Roman: Hey, keep that to yourself, all right? I don’t want everybody making a big deal of it.

Eric: That’s out of your hands; you’re a brady. You’re gonna have third-cousins call wishing you a long life and a wet mouth.

Roman: Yeah, ma’s cousin, sister agnes claire, called from wexford, 3:00 in the morning. I know she knows there’s a time difference. But since it’s not a papal decree, she was not about to bend her knee to it.

Eric: Did you hear from sami?

Roman: Yeah, about an hour ago.

Eric: Yeah, how’s she doing?

Roman: Well, according to her, she is grand, she is fine.

Eric: Nobody does denial like sami does.

Roman: I was gonna scramble some eggs; want some?

Eric: Oh, no, I’m fine. Water would be great.

Roman: Okay. Did you take a run? Looks like you worked up a little sweat there.

Nicole: Detective hunter.

Jada: Please, call me jada.

Nicole: Right, I’m sorry, I thought this was eric’s room.

Jada: Actually, it is.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Chanel: So shall I text alex and tell him we’re on?

Allie: You want to go out for drinks with him?

Chanel: Yeah, why not? You had a good time the other night, right?

Allie: I did.

Chanel: Okay, and now we have someone to open up the bakery for us, so I think it’s time that we get back to having some sort of a social life.

Allie: I agree.

Chanel: Okay, so I’ll text him right now, and I’ll ask him where he wants to meet.

Allie: Okay, so before you do that, do you want to hear the end of the sentences that you cut off?

Chanel: I’m supposed to say yes, aren’t I?

Allie: Yeah, that’s right.

Chanel: Okay then, by all means, finish your thought.

Allie: Okay. So yes, I did say I agree that we should get out more. But what I didn’t get the chance to say is I don’t think that should necessarily include alex kiriakis.

Chanel: But you said you had fun the other night. And then I cut you off.

Allie: Yeah, I did have fun. Until he brought up a threesome. And I just–I don’t think that us saying no is going to stop him from asking again.

Chanel: Yeah, you’re right. But would that be such a bad idea?

Stephanie: You’re grinning, idiotically, I might add, at me?

Alex: Sue me. I smile when I see perfection, and you are perfect. You know that, right? Would you like to go out tonight?

Stephanie: Right, so barreling into someone like a right tackle, and then sprawling to the ground like a klutz is just your prelude to a cheesy pickup.

Alex: Is that a yes?

Stephanie: No, that’s a no. No, no.

Alex: Well, would you think about it?

Stephanie: Brother, you are one for the books.

Alex: Wait–don’t go.

Stephanie: I have to go. I want to drink coffee, but the coffee I was going to drink is on the ground.

Alex: Well, that’s because of me. So the least I can do is replace it.

Stephanie: Well, it did cost me six bucks.

Alex: So then, maybe you can tell me what it was, and I’ll go get it, please.

Stephanie: Hot mocha latte with oat milk and two fake sugars.

Alex: I knew you had exquisite taste. Don’t go.

Stephanie: He’s totally gonna screw that up.

Sonny: Thank you for this.

Chad: Yeah, glad I had it. Hopefully, she can give you a family discount.

Sonny: Let’s hope so.

Chad: Well, I gotta–I’m gonna head to the courthouse.

Sonny: Really?

Chad: Yeah, man. I want to make sure leo and gwen pay for what they did to abby.

Sonny: Okay, just don’t forget to reschedule with marlena.

Chad: I won’T. Good luck with stephanie.

Sonny: Hey. Look, I know you’re going through a lot right now, you know, with abigail and everything, and I just feel like I’m talking about myself a lot, and I feel like I kind of let you down–I just–

Chad: You talking about your life and your business is not letting me down, all right, and honestly, I should probably be thinking about something else, anything else, and it helps. All right, I don’t want my best friend feeling guilty. And that’s what you are, my best friend, okay? And you are very good at it.

Sonny: All right, get out of here.

Chad: Okay.

Sonny: Hey, don’t forget.

Roman: Wait a minute, you couldn’t have gone for a run. You just came from upstairs.

Eric: Right, yeah, jada. Her a/c unit is not working, so I said I’d try to fix it. You wouldn’t happen to know where the toolbox went, would you?

Roman: Oh, yeah, as a matter of fact, I had it right down here. Any other units broken?

Eric: Huh?

Roman: Any other units broken? Well, you know, I’m just saying, the a/c in my room is fine, and it’s nice and cool down here in the pub.

Eric: Yeah.

Roman: Is your a/c not working either?

Eric: No, mine’s fine.

Roman: Okay, then, why are you so flushed and sweaty?

Jada: Eric should be back shortly, if you want to wait. He’s fixing my a/c, so he said I could use his shower in the meantime.

Nicole: Oh, you’re hear using eric’s shower?

Jada: Is there something funny about that?

Nicole: No, no, no. It’s just that, you know, I see you here standing in his room, wrapped in that towel, and I–you know, I just assumed that you two slept together.

Jada: Actually, we did.

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Allie: Are you saying that you want to have a threesome with alex? I thought you weren’t interested.

Chanel: No, I’m not. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the attention. I mean, come on, horton. Didn’t it feel good to have alex practically begging to sleep with us?

Allie: It’s like a conditioned response with him, like, pavlov’s dog.

Chanel: I didn’t say it was emotionally fulfilling. It was flattering. And he is a very hot guy. And he is interested in us. And he is right about one thing. You are really irresistible.

Allie: Okay, just as long as you know that going out with alex doesn’t mean going home with alex.

Chanel: Trust me, I am only interested in a twosome with you.

Alex: [Clears throat]

Stephanie: Thanks.

Alex: You’re welcome.

Stephanie: Hmm. You got it right. You actually listened to what I said.

Alex: No, I mean, I listened, but really I was just thinking about the color of your eyes and how beautiful they are. So it didn’t really store in the hard drive. I just ended up asking the barista what the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my life just ordered, and there you have it.

Stephanie: Did you come on to her too?

Alex: You know, I don’t even know if that was a “her” barista, to be honest with you. I didn’t even notice.

Stephanie: Yeah, right.

Alex: I’m serious. I was just looking forward to getting back to you. What?

Stephanie: I just– I have never encountered anything quite like this.

Alex: Good. So you’ve never had anybody fall for you this hard before.

Stephanie: Oh, my god. How shallow are you to fall for me without knowing a damn thing about me?

Alex: Well, you obviously haven’t read “blink,” huh? Malcolm gladwell, no?

Stephanie: No, haven’t read it.

Alex: Well, let me explain to you. Gladwell argues that we have the capacity as people to sift huge amounts of information, and isolate telling details, and come to astonishingly rapid conclusions all within the first two seconds that we see something. Or meet someone. It’s what we call the mental process of intuition.

Stephanie: Mm, fascinating.

Alex: Mm-hmm.

Stephanie: Well, my intuition tells me that I am extremely weirded out by all this intensity coming from a total stranger, so bye.

Alex: Really, so I’m not even gonna get to introduce myself? Allow me, I’m alex. And usually in our culture, it’s customary to then tell somebody your name when they told you theirs.

Stephanie: In my culture, it’s customary to say sorry when you slam into someone.

Alex: Well, I didn’t say i was sorry because I was–

Stephanie: Oh, you never do, right?

Alex: Dumbstruck.

Stephanie: You really should be judicious about using the word dumb.

Alex: I mean, come on, you can least tell me your name, right? What is the harm in that?

Stephanie: Okay. It’s stephanie.

Alex: Stephanie? Well, that is a beautiful name. And now that we’re on a first-name basis, tonight, i know this incredible, incredible french spot in chicago.

Stephanie: Oh, my god, okay. Okay, remember when I said no a whole lot of times? And in spite of your rambling on about malcolm gladwell, and intuition, and whatever the hell else was your takeaway from that book, I told you that I was extremely weirded out by all of this insane intensity coming from someone who I don’t know, who doesn’t know me.

Alex: Okay, hey, I get it. I came on too strong, so allow me to apologize over a nice bottle of wine.

Stephanie: Oh, my god, alex.

Alex: What?

Stephanie: Okay, I’m gonna be really blunt here, so maybe you’ll actually get it. I’m not interested. I am too busy to date someone that I’m attracted to, let alone you.

Alex: You’re too busy to date?

Stephanie: I run my own business. It takes up all of my time.

Alex: Oh, your own business. That’s incredible. Tell me about it.

[Cell phone rings]

Stephanie: Sorry. I have to take this. Hello?

Sonny: Hey. Stephanie, it’s sonny.

Stephanie: Oh, my god, how are you?

Sonny: I’m good, I’m good. Listen, chad just told me you’re in town, and i know you’re in pr. I think I might have a bit of a business proposition for you if you’re interested.

Stephanie: Oh, I might be. What is it?

Sonny: Well, how about I just tell you about it in person? You remember where the the office is, right? I mean, what time words for you?

Stephanie: Right now would work for me.

Sonny: Oh, okay, great. Well, I’ll see you soon.

Stephanie: I’ll be there soon. Sorry, this has been interesting, but duty calls.

Alex: So how about that dinner?

Stephanie: Maybe that barista’s free tonight.

Alex: She likes me. I think she really likes me.

Eric: Why am I so sweaty? It’s the middle of the summer.

Roman: Yeah. But you haven’t been outside.

Eric: I just came down here to get some tools. What’s up with the third degree?

Roman: Well, it’s just a question, that’s all, and yeah, if jada’s a/c is out, we definitely gotta get that fixed.

Eric: And I intend to do that.

Roman: Okay.

Eric: Happy birthday, dad.

Roman: Thank you.

Jada: I don’t know why I just told you that.

Nicole: Neither do I. So you slept with eric, huh? That’s kind of fast, isn’t it?

Jada: Excuse me?

Nicole: You just got to town.

Jada: Actually, mrs. Hernandez, it’s been a couple weeks.

Nicole: Don’t you remember I asked you to call me nicole? And yes, I know it’s been a couple of weeks, but as far as I know, you and eric have only been out on one date? Unless, of course, I’m mistaken about that.

Jada: I’m sorry, nicole, but how is this any of your business?

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Nicole: Well, I thought, since you volunteered the information that you slept with eric, you wouldn’t mind talking about it.

Jada: True. But correct me if I’m wrong. You and eric are now divorced, and you are married to my boss. So I’m not sure why you care.

Nicole: Yes, eric and i are divorced, but he is and always will be my friend. So I am concerned about his welfare.

Jada: His welfare? I can assure you I am not a threat to eric. But seems like I may be to you.

Nicole: Excuse me? What is that supposed to mean?

Jada: Okay, this is somewhat awkward. But are you sure the way you feel about eric isn’t stronger than friendship?

Eric: Hey, jada, I can fix your a/c–

[Tense music]

Roman: What’s that?

Kate: Oh, that is known as a birthday present. Customary for someone on their birthday. Many happy returns of the day.

Roman: Well, thank you. And I’m sure whatever’s in there is very nice, but I would have preferred that you kept your word.

Kate: And what makes you think I didn’t?

Roman: Well, the fact you’re still out and about. You told me you were gonna turn yourself in.

Kate: Well, actually, I did. I went to the police station, and I told them, while I didn’t know that lucas was the kidnapper while sami was captive, not shortly after, i did, and I didn’t come forward.

Roman: And?

Kate: And they have charged me as an accessory after the fact.

Allie: You know, I was thinking, maybe we need another shower.

[Knock at door] Or maybe we should get the door. Hi.

Abe: Hello. I hope this isn’t too early.

Paulina: Of course not. They’re bakers. Up with the birds.

Chanel: Not when we don’t have to, you know, bake.

Paulina: Oh, you were always miss grumps in the morning? God only knows why you decided to open a bakery. I used to have to drag you out of bed for lunch.

Chanel: Mama, why are you here?

Paulina: To tell you the wonderful news. You want to tell them? Should I?

Abe: Well, the fact is that–

Paulina: Abe’s gonna run for governor.

Chanel: Oh!

Allie: Wow.

Abe: Well, I guess I won’t have to look for a spokesperson, will I?

Chanel: Congratulations, abe.

Paulina: Well, don’t congratulate him yet. We still have work to do. We want you two to be part of the campaign.

Chanel: Oh, well, mama, we have a bakery to run.

Paulina: Exactly, exactly. When I told our new pr consultant that my daughter and her lovely girlfriend run a bakery, she had the most wonderful, wonderful idea. Now, let me tell you, that woman, she’s already earning her money.

Chanel: What is the idea?

Paulina: Apparently, the way to reach the voters is through their stomachs. So you two, you’re going to make thousands of cookies that say “vote for abe.” That is, if you think you can handle, you know, the order.

Chanel: Oh no, we can definitely handle the order. But it depends on one thing.

Paulina: Yeah, and what is that?

Chanel: You need to apologize to allie first.

Sonny: Hey, come on in.

Stephanie: Whoa! Pretty nice digs you have here.

Sonny: Right, yeah, uncle vic likes things lavish, so– it’s so good to see you.

Stephanie: Right back at you.

Sonny: Yeah, chad told me you were in town, and i was so happy. He said you have some big new client out here in salem. I really hope I’m not pulling you away from anything.

Stephanie: No, no, not at all. In fact, you saved me.

Sonny: I saved you?

Stephanie: I just bumped into this guy in the square, literally, and he decided it was the perfect opportunity to try to pick me up. And you should have heard this guy’s lines. He was a total cheeseball.

Alex: Sonny boy, you are not gonna believe this. I met the… oh, my god, it’s you. Pool floaties are like whooping cough.

Stephanie: What the hell? Did you follow me?

Alex: No.

Stephanie: This is stalking. Sonny, can you call your security and have him thrown out?

Alex: Stephanie, I work here. But the fact that you’re here, that’s kismet.

Stephanie: It’s not kismet. It’s a business meeting.

Alex: Ah, so that call in the square was from sonny.

Stephanie: You catch on fast.

Sonny: Stephanie. Let me guess, this is the cheeseball from the square.

Stephanie: Unfortunately, yes, you might want to start vetting your hires.

Sonny: Ah, can’t with this one because this is my brother.

Stephanie: Your brother?

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Alex: His brother.

Stephanie: Alex kiriakis?

Alex: That’s right. And you’re stephanie–

Sonny: Johnson. Steve and kayla’s daughter.

Stephanie: Oh, my god, if he’s your brother, he’s my cousin too. Thank god I turned you down.

Alex: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Sonny here is my half-brother. His mother, adrienne, is your dad’s sister, and my mother is anjelica devereux, which means there isn’t a single impediment in our way.

Stephanie: Yes, there is. There is one colossal impediment–the fact that you are you.

Allie: Chanel. You really don’t need to apologize.

Chanel: Yes, she does. I told you about her teaming up with johnny to try to break us up. Because she wanted me to be with him. Emphasis on the him.

Allie: Chanel, really, it’s fine.

Chanel: No, it’s not. You were really upset about what she said, and rightfully so.

Paulina: Chanel is right, you know. I was wrong. And there’s no excuse for it. Except to say, I was just holding on to some old-fashioned idea of what I wanted for my daughter.

Allie: I understand.

Paulina: Now, let me tell you, when chanel found out what I was up to, oh, she took me to church on how out of line I was. And I’m glad. I’m glad she did because, you know, in the end, all that really matters to me is my baby’s happiness. And it’s plain to see how happy you make her.

Roman: Well, okay. I’m glad you accepted responsibly for what you did.

Kate: Yeah. Well, obviously, it was a rather novel experience for me.

Roman: Don’t joke. Couldn’t have been easy, especially under the circumstances. And I appreciate it.

Kate: Well, thank you.

Roman: But kidnapping is a felony. And if you have been charged as an accessory, that could be a prison sentence of up to three years.

Kate: I’m aware of that.

Roman: Does this mean you’re going to prison?

Eric: What are you doing here?

Nicole: Well, I came to see you, and jada answered the door.

Jada: I should probably get back to my room now.

Eric: I was just on my way to fix your a/C.

Jada: I should get dressed. And besides, it looks like you two have a lot to talk about. If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease

Allie: Thank you for saying that, miss price.

Paulina: Oh, honey, we’re family. You call me paulina.

Allie: Okay, paulina.

Chanel: Thanks, mama. That was really big of you.

Paulina: So does this mean that you’ll take the cookie order?

Allie: Of course. We’d love to.

Chanel: Do you really need thousands?

Paulina: At least.

Abe: Maybe we should check the state’s campaign laws first. We don’t want to be accused of bribery.

Paulina: I’ll get my pr woman on it. What are you waiting for? You need to get over to that bakery, make sure that you have everything that you need ’cause when we hit that campaign trail, there’s no turning back.

Chanel: Okay, okay, but before we get started, don’t you want to, like, check out a sample so that you can make sure you like the taste, check out the font on the lettering?

Paulina: Honey, honey, honey, nobody has time for that. Come on, we need those cookies yesterday!

Chanel: All right, well, we’re on it.

Allie: Yeah. And we’re so happy to help you with your campaign, abe.

Abe: Thank you. I’m grateful to you.

Chanel: What have we gotten ourselves into?

Sonny: Stephanie owns her own pr firm, and I thought that titan could use a bit of rebranding.

Alex: I couldn’t agree more. And I know how busy you are, sonny, so I’ll run point on this one. I think stephanie and i will do an amazing job.

Sonny: No, mm-mm, okay, actually, we still have a few things, details, to work out. So how about I just call you when we’re finished, okay?

Alex: Fair enough, I’m gonna head down to the office now. Where the hell are my keys?

Sonny: Look, I’ll have maintenance let you in. Just please.

Alex: You know what, I must have dropped them when you and I bumped into each other.

Stephanie: When you ran into me.

Alex: I’ll be right back. It has been a very eventful morning.

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Alex: She literally knocked me off my feet.

Sonny: So you have met alex now. Makes a big first impression, doesn’t he?

Kate: No, I am not going to prison.

Roman: So does this mean you’re on the lam?

Kate: No, it meant that I came forward voluntarily, so trask knocked the charges down to a misdemeanor, and I will be paying a fine.

Roman: That’s it?

Kate: And 200 hours of community service. You know, I mean, do you think I could waitress here for free, and that would count?

Roman: I doubt it.

Kate: So disappointed that I’m not doing time?

Roman: No, I’m not. Obviously, I was upset that you covered for lucas, and I do believe that actions have consequences. But I also care about you. So no, I don’t want you to go to prison.

Kate: Do you really mean that?

Roman: I do.

Kate: Okay. So is there any chance that we could get back to, say, what we had?

Eric: I guess you were surprised to see jada here.

Nicole: To say the least.

Eric: Well, her air conditioner was busted, so I told her she could shower here.

Nicole: It’s okay, eric. Jada told me that you two slept together.

Eric: That’s very forthcoming of her–why did you stop by to see me again?

[Knock at door]

[Soft music]

Hey, nicole. I’m sorry, it’s just– I can’t stop thinking about you.

Nicole: But I’m married. And what about jada?

Eric: Jada who?

Nicole: Well, I came by to tell you that I had a dream about you this morning.

Eric: That’s weird.

Nicole: Why?

Eric: Because I had a dream about you too. Woman tc: My a1c stayed here, it needed to be here.

Alex: Aha. This really is my lucky day.

Chanel: But we haven’t even said yes yet.

Alex: Said yes to what?

Allie: To getting drinks. Or have you already forgotten all the texts you sent?

Roman: Yes. Okay, no guarantees, all right? But yes, I am ready to give it another try.

Kate: I am so, so happy you said that.

Abe: Oh!

Paulina: Oh!

Abe: Wow.

Paulina: Oh, so does that pda mean what I think it means?

Kate: Yes.

Abe: Great, great.

Kate: Roman forgave me, and we’re going to give it another go.

Abe: Fantastic, that’s great.

Paulina: Oh, this is more than great. This is a reason to celebrate! Oh, this calls for a toast!

Abe: Oh, oh, by the way, happy birthday, buddy.

Paulina: It’s your birthday?

Roman: No big deal, okay?

Paulina: Oh, well, now, okay, I will decide that, and I have decided that, well, it calls for champagne on me.

Roman: Paulina, you do not have to do that.

Abe: Oh, well, you know, whenever my wife decides to celebrate, we are going to celebrate. There’s no choice about it.

Eric: So tell me about your dream.

Nicole: I dreamt that you came over to my house. And you were making sloppy joes. And the slow cooker exploded, and the kitchen was covered in meat and, you know, pasta sauce. And I don’t know, I just thought it was totally funny, and I wanted to share it with you.

Eric: And culinary.

Nicole: So I told you about my dream. What was your dream?

[Knock at door]

[Soft music]

Eric: Nicole.

Nicole: Eric. I can’t stop thinking about you.

Eric: You’re a married woman. Nicole, what about rafe?

Nicole: Rafe who?

Alex: That’s right. I sent you guys those texts.

Allie: Are we still on?

Alex: Sure. Unless I have to work late.

Chanel: Work late? Your brother’s the ceo. Since when do you have to work late?

Allie: Besides, don’t you need us to be your wing women?

Chanel: Yeah, help you scope out your next conquest?

Alex: You know, I’m not all that interested in that anymore.

Chanel: You’re not interested? Whatever happened to “I love all women”?

Allie: Yeah.

Alex: No, I do, I do. I’m just only interested in one. This morning, right here, I met the woman of my dreams.

Sonny: Seriously, I’m really looking forward to working with you. Is something wrong?

Stephanie: Sonny, I don’t think this is such a good idea.

Eric: What was my dream about?

Jada: Hey, so I gotta get to work, but I left my door open if you can still take a look at my a/C.

Eric: Yeah, not a problem. I totally will.

Jada: Okay, thanks.

Nicole: So your dream?

Eric: My dream. You showed up at my door with a singing telegram.

Nicole: Oh, I was singing? Oh, that wasn’t a dream. That was a nightmare.

Eric: No, no, my dream, you had a beautiful voice.

Nicole: Oh, well, that’s nice. So both of us had dreams about each other on the same day.

Eric: Yeah.

Nicole: That’s weird, huh? Like you said?

Eric: Yeah, like I said, weird.

Nicole: Okay, well, I’ll see you later.

Eric: Right, bye.

Nicole: Bye.

[Soft music]

Paulina: I told you!

Kate: I know.

Paulina: I told you, roman would come around. Just like abe did.

Kate: I know.

Paulina: And now you two, you’re back together, and abraham and I, we’re married. And he’s running for governor.

Kate: Really, oh, my god, that is so great. That’s great!

Roman: All right, abe told me you talked him into running for governor.

Paulina: Uh-huh.

Kate: This has turned out to just be a great day in all ways. To roman, happy birthday.

Paulina: And to abe, the next governor of the state.

Roman: Oh, yes.

Abe: Oh, and to a wonderful year for the four of us.

Paulina: That’s right. ‘Cause nothing can stop us now.

Kate: Hear, hear.

Roman: All right.

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[Knocking at door]

Eric: Nicole.

Nicole: Eric. I– I can’t stop thinking about you.

Eric: You’re a married woman, nicole. What about rafe?

Nicole: Rafe who?

[Sultry music]

[Dramatic tone]

[Soft dramatic music]

[Knocking at door]

Eric: Nicole. I’m sorry, it’s just– I can’t stop thinking about you.

Nicole: But… I’m married and… what about jada?

Eric: Jada who?

[Sultry music]

Sonny: Hey alex, do you want a ride to the office?

Sloan: [Sighs]

Alex: Morning, bro. You remember sloan?

Sloan: [Laughs] I’m just surprised you remember. Nice to see you again, sonny.

Sonny: The feeling is not mutual. Get the hell out of my house.

[Dramatic jazz music]

[Phone ringing]

Melinda: Mr. Stark, you have a visitor.

Leo: Ah, yes, my attorney. The shark, who is going to chew you up and spit you out if you are dumb enough to charge me with abigail dimera’s murder.

Melinda: It’s not your attorney, it’s someone who’d like to rip you to shreds.

[Tense music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Leo: What the hell is she doing here?

Melinda: Oh, is that any way to greet an old friend?

Leo: I’m not up for visitors.

Melinda: A social butterfly like you? Come on.

Leo: I’m waiting for my attorney to arrive. Until then, I have nothing to say.

Melinda: Well, I think you and ms. Rizczech have loads to talk about, considering I’m charging you both with first-degree murder.

Leo: But I’m innocent!

Gwen: So am I!

Melinda: You kids can deny it all you want, but I have enough evidence to convince a jury the two of you conspired to kill abigail dimera.

[Soft dramatic music]

[Knocking at door]

Eric: Jada. Hey.

Jada: Sorry if I woke you.

Eric: No, I was awake. Please. What’s going on?

Jada: I think the ac in my room is broken. It feels like a sauna in there.

Eric: Yeah. It’s pretty hot in here too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Rafe: Hope you’re hungry! I made my world-famous huevos rancheros. That. Just thought I’d do something romantic for my beautiful wife before I went to work. What’s wrong?

Alex: Bro, why are you being so rude?

Sonny: Because, bro, ms. Petersen here is leo stark’s attorney.

Alex: Who the hell is ms.–? You’re a lawyer?

Sloan: I told you that, like, six times.

Alex: Guess I was focused on other things.

Sloan: Yeah, you were.

Sonny: Alex! Hey! Focus on me! All right, hey, you know all the horrible things that leo has done to me. To my family, to the people that I care about. And now he’s accused of murdering my best friend’s wife!

Sloan: The key word here being “accused.”

Sonny: Your client, he is a conman, all right? He’s a gold digger and a disgusting piece of filth.

Sloan: Who, according to the united states constitution, is entitled to a defense.

Sonny: I don’t want the opportunistic snake who is representing him in my house! Oh, that must also mean you’re aware of the bogus sexual harassment lawsuit he brought against me that almost ruined my family. Hey, my career. And my family’s company.

Sloan: To my knowledge, that lawsuit went away.

Sonny: Yeah, but leo didn’t! He just chose some other innocent victim! And when I led the charge against him, he went on this revenge rampage! He took pictures of me and him in bed together. Then he sold some bogus story to “the intruder” about chad. And when that didn’t work, he murdered abigail.

Alex: All right. Look, my brother is right, the guy is garbage. I can’t continue sleeping with you if you’re gonna continue to represent him. You’re gonna have to dump him as a client, babe.

Sloan: Or we could just end this instead.

Alex: I guess that could be an option. It would not be good for my ego, but–

Sloan: Look, this has been fun, but my career comes first. I’m sure you get that.

Alex: I do.

Sloan: Mm.

Alex: Mm. Well, good luck, ms. Petersen.

Sloan: Thanks. I’ll just get my things and I’ll be on my way.

[Soft dramatic music]

Sonny: Really?

Melinda: You’re both scheduled to be arraigned this morning. Mr. Stark, we’ve already established that your attorney will be here soon. Ms. Rizczech, I understand that you have yet to retain counsel?

Gwen: Correct.

Melinda: Well, if it’s your strategy to throw yourself upon the mercy of the court, then I should let you know that I am going to remind said court of your complete absence of mercy you showed your sister abigail when she was being repeatedly and viciously stabbed to death. I’ll see you both in court.

Gwen: This is all your bloody fault, you bastard! I can’t believe you sold me out.

Leo: I had no choice! Clyde weston blabbed about me having abigail’s jewelry and then chad’s obnoxious little kid said he ran into me in the dimera tunnels the day she was killed!

Gwen: Oh, so you betrayed me just to save your own sorry little ass!

Leo: Gwendolyn, darling, I love you to pieces, but I am not doing life in lockup for a crime you committed!

Chad: So kayla’s mia too?

Stephanie: We made plans to have breakfast, but she’s not in her office and she’s not answering her phone.

Chad: Yeah, marlena’S… not either.

Stephanie: Well, I’m sure it’s no biggie. Last minute stuff comes up for doctors all the time. They’ll be in touch soon.

Chad: Yeah. Look, your mom is the one that… talked me into making an appointment with marlena in the first place. She made me realize that I wasn’T… handling abby’s death in the healthiest way possible. Can you just thank her for me?

Stephanie: Will do. Chad, wait. Since we both got stood up, what would you say to having breakfast with me?

Chad: Oh, okay.

[Soft dramatic music]

Rafe: What’s going on? You’re all flushed. Maybe you’re coming down with something. Oh, yeah, you do feel warm. Want me to get you some aspirin? Maybe some tea, something?

Nicole: I–I’m not sick.

Rafe: Okay.

Nicole: But there’s something I need to tell you.

[Soft dramatic music]

Jada: [Sighs] Well, I woke up in a sweat and looks like you did too. Is your ac broken?

Eric: No, it seems to be working just fine.

Jada: Well, mine’s definitely broken. I looked around for a fan, but I couldn’t find one.

Eric: I’m so sorry. I’ve been trying to get my dad to replace the old units with new ones. You know what? I can go take a look at it and see if I can fix it.

Jada: Oh, you can fix it?

Eric: Pretty handy with tools. Let me just throw something on, okay?

Jada: Maybe you can do that later.

[Dramatic music]

Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Stephanie: I think it’s great that you decided to start therapy.

Chad: Yeah, you know, I don’t know, I should– I probably should’ve done it sooner. It’s just– you know, with the kids and moving.

Stephanie: You’ve been kind of busy.

Chad: Yeah. I guess I just avoided dealing with the grief by being, you know, focused on just trying to find out who killed abby.

Stephanie: Well, you’re getting help now. That’s what matters. And, chad, I’m here if you ever want to talk.

Chad: I appreciate that.

Stephanie: I’ve been keeping up with abigail’s case. I know they have two people in custody.

Chad: Yeah, and neither one of them could’ve done it. Or, I don’t know, they were both working on it together.

Stephanie: I’m sure it’ll be a huge relief when they finally close the case.

Chad: Yeah. But… even if whoever did it is convicted, my wife is never coming back.

Gwen: You should’ve left well enough alone.

Leo: I’m up to my neck in this too, sweetheart. I couldn’t take the chance.

Gwen: That I would pin the murder on you? No, matty, you are the rat here, not me.

Leo: Bottom line, I asked you what happened the night abigail died, and you wouldn’t answer me.

Gwen: I did so.

Leo: No. You said there was nothing to tell, which left me concerned.

Gwen: Concerned, yes, right, about you. I tossed that mask away for a second time and then you fished it out for a second time, as insurance, and at the first opportunity, you used that to throw the suspicion off of you and pin it onto me.

Leo: Well, it sounds bad when you put it that way.

Gwen: Oh, yeah, it does, doesn’t it? How’s that little plan working out for you, judas? I know you were planning on parading out of here with your silly, cute little bum and leaving me here to fry, but now we are both here on the hook for murder together.

Sloan: I was hoping to have a word with my client before his arraignment.

Melinda: Be my guest. Mr. Stark is in the interrogation room, with his codefendant.

Sloan: You have gwen rizczech dead to rights on murder one and you’re going to risk that by tying her to my client?

Melinda: I don’t see any risk here. I see this as an opportunity to put two co-conspirators away for life.

Sloan: Why are you going after leo so hard? He led you to the mask, which implicates rizczech. Thanks to his cooperation, you were able to place her at the scene of the crime.

Melinda: I’ll see you at the courthouse.

[Tense music]

Sloan: Leo gave you half your case. He deserves consideration.

Melinda: What is it you want me to consider?

Sloan: Cutting him loose.

Sonny: Look, I’m– I’m sorry about sloan.

Alex: Don’t be. There’s plenty of fish in the sea. I have no problem casting a very wide net.

Sonny: Oh, yes, no, we’ve already established that. First, there was lisa. There was gabi.

Alex: Yeah. There’s a lot of beautiful women in this town. Including your sister-in-law allie. She’s smart, she’s beautiful.

Sonny: And taken.

Alex: Mm. I know. Chanel dupree, yeah. Sonny, I’m not in the business of breaking up happy couples. That’s why I offered to hang out with them both.

Sonny: [Coughs] “Hang out”? As in sleep with them?

Alex: Yes. But they turned me down.

Sonny: Yeah, of course, alex. You need to come with like a warning label or something.

Alex: Come on, so they didn’t go for the whole threesome idea. Maybe they change their mind. Who knows?

Jada: Sorry, I’m usually not this forward. I don’t know what I was doing. Sorry.

[Dramatic music]

Rafe: You can tell me anything. Whatever it is you need to say, just say it.

Nicole: What I need to tell you is… rafe hernandez, you are the sweetest, sexiest, most amazing husband a woman could ever have.

Rafe: Oh. Keep talking.

Nicole: [Laughs] But I’d rather do this.

[Soft dramatic music]

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Chad: I still can’t believe she’s gone. Abby was the love of my life. She always will be.

Stephanie: The love of your life. I can’t even imagine what that would feel like.

Chad: Why, because you’ve never been serious with anyone?

Stephanie: I was engaged to philip kiriakis, but that was a million years ago, and I was a totally different person then.

Chad: Yeah, well, what about after you left salem?

Stephanie: Mostly I’ve been focused on my career. I date here and there. And there was one guy last summer. I thought that might turn into something.

Chad: What happened?

Stephanie: When the summer was over, so was the relationship. I guess maybe he sensed that I wanted to get serious, and it scared him off. He never gave me an explanation.

Chad: That is very uncool.

Stephanie: Yeah. Well, I didn’t really need him to explain. I was–I was in denial for a while about it, but the signs were all there.

Chad: What signs?

Stephanie: That a commitment was the last thing he wanted. He was a womanizer, player.

Sonny: Okay, yes, look, I know that you love the idea of being a player–

Alex: Ooh, no, no, not a player, sonny. Players deceive people. They use them and they throw them away. That’s not me. I have the utmost respect for women.

Sonny: Oh, yes, yes, lots and lots of women.

Alex: Okay, well, if I’m up front about my intentions, what’s wrong with that?

Sonny: Nothing, I guess. I mean, as long as no one’s getting hurt, but–

Alex: That is the last thing that I want. So, to avoid any type of confusion or misunderstandings, I am up front with anybody that I get with and I let them know that I’m not looking or anything serious. And as soon as they start to steer that ship in a different direction, I’m out.

Sonny: I know that you see me as like this weird, old married guy, but I’m telling you, man, there’s something to be said about finding that special someone.

Alex: Hmm. To each his own. I’m not looking to settle down.

Sonny: Maybe not now. Fine. But someday I’m hoping you’ll realize there’s more to life than just random casual sex.

Eric: You okay? Why are you so quiet?

Jada: It’s because… I’m embarrassed.

Eric: Why?

Jada: I don’t know. I don’t really do this sort of thing. Actually, this is the first time I’ve slept with someone since my divorce.

Eric: Me too. I mean, it’s been a while for me too.

Jada: Well, if you were out of practice, I certainly couldn’t tell.

[Both laugh]

Eric: Likewise.

Jada: And listen, eric, when I knocked on your door, I had no idea that this was gonna happen. And when I saw you standing there–

Eric: There’s no complaints.

Jada: So, you haven’t slept with anyone since you were a priest?

Eric: Not since I was married to nicole.

[Soft dramatic music]

Rafe: Mmm. My god. I wish I could stay here like this all day, but I have to get ready for work.

Nicole: Okay.

Rafe: Okay. Okay.

Nicole: You know, I read last night that you’ve made some progress in abigail’s case.

Rafe: Yeah, both leo and gwen are being arraigned today.

Nicole: I can’t believe abigail’s very own sister would do something so horrible.

Rafe: Well, she admitted to being in the dimera mansion, but she denies killing abigail.

Nicole: Do you believe her?

Rafe: I have to say the evidence against her is quite damning and her story is totally far-fetched, but, yeah, my gut tells me she is telling the truth.

Gwen: I’m going to tell you the same thing as I told rafe when I gave my statement. Yes, I was in the dimera house that night. And, yes, I did see abigail. But I did not want to kill my sister. I wanted to get rid of sarah horton.

Leo: You lost me.

Gwen: Okay. I snuck up into abigail’s room wearing the mask and I acted as though sarah was having one of her hallucinations when she looks in front of her and sees the person as kristen dimera.

Leo: Why?

Gwen: Because… if sarah were to attack abigail with a syringe, then everybody would look at her like she’s crazy and dangerous and she’d need to be locked up.

Leo: And you’d be reunited with your scotty hottie.

Gwen: Yeah. But my plan went completely bust when abigail ripped that mask off my face and she threatened to call the police.

Leo: And that’s when you–?

Gwen: No. I convinced her to let me go back to statesville.

Leo: Why would she do that when you just tried to dope her up again?

Gwen: The syringe was filled with saline. I had no intention of hurting abigail. She was just a means to an end. And– oh, this whole thing is just so, so stupid.

Leo: So she just let you walk away?

Gwen: She said I had one hour to make it back to my cell before she turns me in. So… I ran out of there. I ran out of the house as fast as I could. But I’m telling you… when I left, abigail was alive.

Leo: The commissioner, does he believe this story of yours?

Gwen: I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t care. Matty, you are the only friend that I have right now in this whole horrible, miserable world. And I don’t care if the jury wants to convict me or if everybody hates my bloody guts. All I care about is that you believe me. Now… do you believe me?

[Tense music]

Melinda: You want me to release leo?

Sloan: He’s innocent.

Melinda: Well, gwen claims to be innocent too. Denies any involvement in her sister’s murder.

Sloan: Well, gwen can claim anything she wants. With the evidence you have against her, you could destroy her. She doesn’t even have a lawyer.

Melinda: Not yet. But as you know, this is a career-making case. Some hot shot defense attorney can show up any minute and cast doubt on her guilt and point the finger at someone else. Like, say, your client. Don’t forget, there’s a mountain of evidence against him too.

Sloan: We both know that the evidence against leo is purely circumstantial. The only case you have here is gwen.

Melinda: I think if i put them both on trial, it doubles my chances of getting a conviction. And make no mistake, I will at least get one. But that said, I do see a scenario where someone might be able to avoid trial all together.

Sloan: And what is that?

Melinda: If one of them were to flip on the other.

Sloan: Leo already did. He gave you the mask.

Melinda: It’s not enough. He needs to give me the nail to put in gwen’s coffin.

[Tense music]

Leo: I do. I do believe you, gwendolyn. And I am so sorry that I doubted you. Bring it in, girlfriend.

Gwen: Oh.

Leo: Wait.

Gwen: We can do this.

Leo: Yeah.

Gwen: Oh.

Leo: Oh.

Gwen: There we go.

Leo: All right, okay.

Gwen: Okay.

Leo: Now what do we do?

Gwen: Now we stick together. We remain a team. If we do that, they won’t have a case against us.

Leo: Okay. And to make up for throwing you under the bus, I’m gonna get my bad-ass attorney to represent you.

Gwen: Oh, god, I can’t bloody afford her.

Leo: Neither can I. But sp cannot put a price on the publicity she’s gonna get from repping both of us. I just had to promise her a cut of any future book deals and you can do the same thing.

Gwen: Definitely. Oh, my god, mattycakes, really, if you can get her to help me, I would– I would appreciate that so very much.

Leo: Of course and once all this is over, we can write a book. Which they will then adapt into a movie. You can be my date to the oscars.

Gwen: Absolutely I will. Can you imagine how glorious that will be when we win?

[Clears throat] On behalf of my collaborator leo stark and myself, I would like to show my profound appreciation to the academy for this incredible honor.

Leo: I’m gonna keep mine nice and simple. You like me! You really like me!

Gwen: [Laughs]

[Both laughing] Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Leo: Sloany-kins? I have amazing news. You have the chance to achieve fame and fortune beyond your wildest dreams. See, now, if you also represent gwen–

Sloan: Oh, forget it.

Leo: No, hear me out. If you also–

Sloan: You need to worry about yourself right now. I just spoke with trask. She’s determined to convict you.

Leo: She can’T. She doesn’t have enough.

Sloan: Only because she doesn’t know you were in abigail’s room with a knife the night she was killed.

Leo: So don’t tell her.

Sloan: This is beyond my control, leo. Half of the salem pd and the entire dimera family are out there, pouring out resources to try and solve this case. It’s only a matter of time before they find out. And when they do, they’ll have everything that they need to put you on death row. Is that what you want?

Leo: Of course not.

Sloan: Then you need to give trask something to tighten the noose around gwen’s neck.

Alex: I didn’t come to salem looking for mrs. Right. Came here to be with you, bro.

Sonny: Yes, and flirt with a lot of women.

Alex: What can I say? I’m a free spirit. But I also have a job, which I need to get dressed for and we need to head to the office.

Sonny: Just wait, okay? Look, you’re telling me you’ve never met some woman where you’re like… “oh, my god, this could be the one”?

Alex: Oh, my god, no, and I hope to god that never happens because the day that happens the fun is over, sonny.

Sonny: Spoken like a true romantic.

Alex: Romance ain’t my bag.

Sonny: What about love?

Alex: What about love? I’m not interested.

Sonny: [Stammers] Even, like, the most heartless sociopath is interested in love. It’s what makes the world go round, haven’t you heard?

Alex: No, I haven’T. I didn’t get that memo.

Sonny: No, I think you did. I think you got it and you just chose to ignore it. But one day… you are gonna meet some woman who just… knocks you off your feet. And then you are gonna fall just as hard and fast as the rest of us.

[Tense music]

Stephanie: Just when i started to think I might have a future with this guy, he totally ghosted me.

Chad: Well, it’s his loss.

Stephanie: Yeah. Well, like I said, the signs were all there. And maybe I was deluding myself in thinking that maybe he cared as much as I did. Anyway, when the right person comes along, it’ll be a totally different story. And until then, I’ve got my friends, my family, my career.

Chad: Get out of town, look at you. Sjpr.

Stephanie: That’s my firm.

Chad: Wow. I am not a dimera anymore, but if I ever get pulled back in, I will certainly need an image makeover.

[Phone beeps] Work?

Stephanie: Yeah. I–I just landed a new client. I can’t say who because they haven’t gone public yet, but I can say that this job is gonna keep me around in salem for a while.

Chad: Well, I’ll let you get to it.

Stephanie: Oh, it’s on me.

Chad: Thank you.

Stephanie: Any time. And I meant what I said. If you ever want to talk, I’m here.

Chad: That’s good to know. And I’m guessing you charge less than marlena.

Stephanie: [Laughs] I do, for good friends.

[Sentimental music]

Jada: I just didn’t expect it to go from zero to 60.

Eric: Neither did I.

[Both chuckle] I–I like you.

Jada: I like you too.

Eric: You know, sometimes things like this can just… happen, you know? It can just kind of take over.

Jada: I noticed that.

[Tense music]

[Phone beeps]

[Line ringing]

[Phone rings]

[Phone beeps]

Chloe: Hey, nicole. If this is about the merino contract, we’re all good. I got gabi to sign off on it.

Nicole: It’s not about the merino contract. It’s about me desperately needing to talk to someone.

Chloe: Oh. What’s going on?

Nicole: Okay, chloe, don’t say I told you so. Okay? I mean it.

Chloe: I won’T.

Nicole: Okay. I love rafe. He’s my husband and I don’t regret marrying him for a second. But–

Chloe: But what?

Nicole: I can’t stop thinking about eric. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Leo: I don’t– I don’t have anything to give to trask.

Sloan: Well, you’d better think of something before she finds out about you and the knife. Something that’s gonna make a jury believe that gwen killed her sister.

Leo: Are you asking me to lie?

Sloan: Quite the opposite. I’m asking you to help me do my job, which is to make all of this disappear. But in order to do that, I need you to be honest with me about gwen. No matter how much it hurts, no matter how hard it is, the truth, leo. The truth will set you free.

Chloe: So you had a dream about your ex.

Nicole: A sex dream. Clearly, I am having lingering desires that I shouldn’t have. Oh, god. Chloe, what are you thinking?

Chloe: Well, remember when you mistakenly thought that eric and jada went upstairs to have sex on their first date?

Nicole: Yeah, I was worried they were moving too fast and eric would get hurt.

Chloe: Right and I think that’s what the dream is really about. I mean, are you still concerned about that?

Nicole: Well, how can I not? I mean, five minutes after their first date, she was moving in down the hall. It’s just– it’s just– it’s just none of my damn business and I don’t even know why I’m even thinking about it. What is wrong with me?

Chloe: There’s nothing wrong with you. I mean, eric is your ex-husband, your first love. I think it’s normal to feel protective of him. But, you know, don’t go jumping to the wrong conclusion again. Just because they’re living under the same roof does not mean that they are sleeping together.

Eric: You know, we could go downstairs and grab some breakfast. Unless you have to go to work.

Jada: I actually have the morning off, so that sounds like a plan. But would you mind if I grab a quick shower first?

Eric: No, no, not at all. You know, why don’t you use mine? And I’ll go see if i can get your ac working.

Jada: I appreciate that. It’s gonna be a hot day.


Eric: Yeah.

Jada: Sorry.

Eric: I was–

[Both laugh

[Sentimental music]

Nicole: Thank you, chloe, for helping me try to figure this out. But I think maybe I should just go and talk to eric.

Chloe: Why would you do that?

Nicole: Well, so, you know, we can just get it all out in the open.

Chloe: Okay, honey, I am all for communication but I really think you should keep a lid on that one. I mean, after all, you are married.

Nicole: Maybe if I just go over there and tell eric about the dream–

Chloe: What? Your dream will come true?

Nicole: No! No! No. No, he’ll just tell me how ridiculous I am, we’ll get a good laugh out of it, and that’ll be that.

Chloe: Ooh, nicole, I think that’s a really bad idea.

Nicole: Well, when has that ever stopped me? After trying lots of things to manage her

Nicole: [Exhales] Okay, all right. Chloe’s wrong. Eric and I are friends. We can talk about this like mature adults.


[Soft dramatic music]

Rafe: Time to go.

Gwen: So is it a done deal?

Sloan: It is.

Gwen: Thank you. Thank you so much for agreeing to represent me.

Melinda: That isn’t the deal she made, ms. Rizczech.

Gwen: I don’t understand.

Leo: Gwen, I’m so sorry.

Gwen: Sorry? Sorry for what?

Leo: I tried. I really did. But I cannot lie for you anymore. I had to tell the truth.

Gwen: What truth? Matty, what did you do?

Leo: I told them what you told me– that you killed abigail.

[Dramatic music]

Stephanie: What the hell, dude? Watch where you’re going.

Sonny’s voice: You are gonna meet some woman who just knocks you off your feet. And then you are gonna fall just as hard and fast as the rest of us.

[Dreamy harp music]

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Kayla: [Gasps] Get your damn hands off me!R, get down!

Stephanie: Hello? Who’s there?

Steve: Grr, get down! Down.

John: Hit the lights, partner!

Paulina: What the hell’s goin’ on here? Get your damn hands off me!

[Dramatic music]

Kayla: [Gasps]

Orpheus: Hello, ladies.

Marlena: Orpheus.

Kayla: What do you want?

Orpheus: Just to catch up. May I come in?

Kayla: No.

Orpheus: Well, now, that’s not very friendly. Perhaps you’ll reconsider.

Ej: Oh, what the hell are gabi and ava up to now?

Abe: Ej?

Ej: Oh, hello, abe.

Abe: Sorry to interrupt. I’d been meaning to offer my condolences for your brother, jake.

Ej: How very gracious of you, considering it was because of him that you were shot last year.

Abe: Well, he didn’t pull the trigger; that wouldn’t be fair to blame him for that.

Ej: Still, not many people would be so understanding.

Abe: Well, I understand that a young life was cut tragically short, and for that, I am profoundly sorry.

Ej: Uncanny, isn’t it, that he and his twin, stefan, met similar fates? May they both rest in peace.

[Indistinct chatter]


Shin: What do you mean “stefan left the building”? You were supposed to keep him sedated!

Rolf: Yes, but you and kristen also asked me to find a way to make him forget his love for gabi and focus on chloe instead.

Shin: None of which meant to wake him up and set him loose on salem!

Rolf: It wasn’t intentional. I was running some tests and making some adjustments, and he just woke up.

Shin: Oh, my god!

Rolf: And then he started asking all these questions, so I had to tell him he’s been on ice for the past four years.

Shin: Why did you waste time with small talk instead of just knocking him back out again?

Rolf: I tried, but he was so insistent. Huh? I was afraid he would overpower me.

Shin: Excuse me? The man was a vegetable for four years. He had a heart transplant a day or so ago. He couldn’t overpower a flea!

Rolf: I guess I’m all brains and no brawn, sir.

Shin: Damn it!

[Sighs] Do you have any idea where he might’ve gone?

Rolf: He went to reunite with his wife.

Stefan: Come on.

[Doorbell rings]

Ava: Do you wanna get that? I’m sure harold will take care of it.

Gabi: Seriously? You barely moved in, and you’re already acting like the mistress of the manor?

Ava: Yeah, that’s rich coming from you. You know, you’re not exactly ms. Down-to-earth, and from what I heard, when you lived here before, you had harold running six ways to sunday to fulfill your every whim.

Gabi: Oh, at least I was capable of opening my own damn door.

Ava: You wanna save harold the trouble? Be my guest.

Stefan: [Sighs] Come on, gabi. Open up!

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

[Soft orchestration]

Marlena: John and steve will be back in a moment.

Orpheus: [Chuckles] You can do better than that, marlena. I happen to know that black patch is otherwise engaged with some clandestine meeting that they think I set up with steve’s daughter. Apparently, they believe I lured her into a trap.

Kayla: And you had nothing to do with that?

Orpheus: No. As far as the case of the mysterious meeting’s concerned, I’m clean. Although, I am using it to my advantage. While john and steve are off protecting your daughter, I get to spend quality time with sweetness and doc.

Stephanie: What the hell are you two even doing here?

John: Sorry, sorry. I really–we thought you were someone else.

Paulina: Who?

Steve: The man called orpheus.

Paulina: The criminal that was pardoned by governor mitchell?

John: Yeah, yeah.

Paulina: Well, you two clearly need to have your eyes checked. Do I look like some villainous, old white man?

Steve: We’re very sorry, but we thought that this meeting was a trap. Orpheus has been threatening my family, and when I heard that my daughter was contacted by an anonymous client–

Stephanie: You leapt to an unreasonable conclusion and ambushed us! I assure you I am just as surprised and appalled as you are.

Paulina: So you’re steve and kayla’s daughter?

Stephanie: Yes, stephanie johnson from sjpr.

Paulina: Paulina price. I’m sorry I didn’t make the connection.

Stephanie: Oh, no reason you should have; johnson’s a very common name.

Paulina: Well, you were flying in from seattle. Still, I should’ve done my research.

Stephanie: No, please. The only ones here who should be apologizing are my father and john.


Shin: Stefan went to look for gabi. If he was on foot, he couldn’t have gone far.

Rolf: He took my car keys.

Shin: What? Is there anything else you neglected to tell me? Did he happen to also steal a plane and skywrite “stefan dimera is actually alive”?

Rolf: I assume he went to the dimera manse since that’s where he and gabi were living at the time of his death.

Shin: And where gabi is right now. If she finds out stefan’s alive, she’ll never choose me over him. Damn it, rolf! Because of your bungling, I’m gonna lose her!

Gabi: I said I was able to open my own door. But this isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours.

Ava: Oh, well, now that we’ve got that straight, what job are you gonna give me at dimera?

Gabi: [Scoffs] I was thinking you could start in the mail room and work your way up. I hear it builds character.

Ava: [Chuckles] Oh, well, I’ve got plenty of character to burn, thank you very much, and you’re gonna have to do a lot better than that if you wanna keep your swanky ceo office.

Gabi: All right, well, what job do you want?

Ava: I don’t know, something interesting, something glamorous, something that’ll piss off ej.

Gabi: Hmm, he’s really getting under your skin, isn’t he?

Ava: He accused me of trying to seduce his son.

Gabi: Were you?

Ava: No.

[Scoffs] Look at you; you’re someone to judge. Jake told me you practically slept with him yourself.

Gabi: Uh, johnny and I are practically the same age.

Ava: [Scoffs]

Gabi: It’s gross, the idea of you being with him.

Ava: [Scoffs] Oh, okay, well, believe me, from the look on his face, “gross” was the last thing he was thinking.

[Doorbell rings] Oh, for god’s sake! I’m coming!

Gabi: If anybody asks, I’m not here.

[Door shuts]


[Dramatic music]

Ava: This can’t be happening. I must be dreaming.

Stefan: This is no dream.

Ava: You’re alive? You’re really alive?

Stefan: Yes, but–

Ava: Oh, my god.

Stefan: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, ma’am. Ma’am. You okay? I–


Gabi: [Sighs] I wonder what’s taking ava so long.


Ej: [Sighs] Our family has suffered so many losses over this past decade– jake, abigail, stefan, andre, father, and of course, lexie.

Abe: You know, ed, I can’t believe that it’s been more than ten years since she passed away.

Ej: Mm. She truly was the heart of the dimera family.

Abe: Well, not just the dimeras. Lexie held the hearts of many people.

Ej: To lexie, who is missed just as much today as the day we lost her.

Abe: To lexie.

Ej: [Grunts] Oh, I just realized I haven’t congratulated you yet on your new marriage. I know my sister would be very excited to know that you found love again.

Abe: That’s very nice of you, ej. You know, it means a lot.

Ej: And that new wife of yours certainly is a force to be reckoned with.

Abe: [Laughs] Well, you’ll get no argument from me.

Ej: [Chuckles] As I’m sure you know, paulina and I exchanged a few words over johnny and chanel, but I’ll admit, I ended up respecting the hell out of her.

Abe: So do I.

Ej: So where is your lovely wife tonight?

Abe: You know, I am not sure. She had some mysterious meeting she had to attend.

Stephanie: Dad, you totally lied to me. You said that you would back off–that I had the right to make my own decisions.

Steve: You do, but I wasn’t about to let you walk into a dangerous situation totally unprotected.

Stephanie: You’re the danger here! You physically assaulted poor ms. Price.

Paulina: Call me paulina, please.

John: You know, once again, I’m really sorry about grabbing you like that.

Paulina: Yeah, okay, okay, I’m fine, I’m fine. Apology accepted.

John: Okay, thanks.

Stephanie: I thought you were supposed to be having dinner with mom and marlena. Were they in on this idiotic plan too?

Steve: No, no, absolutely not. They didn’t know we were planning to follow you until right before we left.

Stephanie: [Sighs] Nice. So you two ditched your wives to go on some wild goose chase. I’m sure they can’t be too happy about that right about now.

Steve: [Clears throat]

Kayla: How did you know about steve’s suspicions, or that he and john followed stephanie to her meeting?

Orpheus: Well, it turns out that those beautiful yellow roses I sent you were only part of the gift. While you were signing for the flowers, the friendly delivery man was planting this tiny listening device, and rather strategically, as it turns out.

Kayla: So you listened to everything that we said today?

Orpheus: My mother was right. Eavesdroppers never hear anything good about themselves. I had no idea steve was so eager to kill me. My feelings were hurt.

Kayla: Well, if you had continued to listen, you would have heard me talk him out of it, and he promised me that he would not go after you. But you hurt me or marlena, I swear john and steve will hunt you down and make you pay for whatever you do.

Marlena: Kayla’s right. If you back out of whatever you’re planning right now, nobody has to get hurt.

Orpheus: But where’s the fun in that? Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Kayla: What are you planning on doing with us?

Orpheus: Well, certainly nothing I’ve done before. I do hate to be predictable. No, no, this time I think I’m gonna try something I’ve never done before–something that will leave a lasting impression on john and steve.

Kayla: Dear god.

Orpheus: But not in this dreary apartment. No, what we’re gonna do requires a change of scenery.

Marlena: What do you mean? We’re not going anywhere with you.

Orpheus: [Chuckles] You actually think you have a choice? Come on, ladies. Where’s your spirit of adventure? Let’s go have some fun.

John: Hey, steph. Let’s not go too hard on your dear old dad here. He had the best of intentions. You gotta admit; all this secrecy here was a little suspicious.

Steve: Yeah, what was up with that anyway? Meeting in an abandoned office building, not telling stephanie who you were?

Paulina: It’s called discretion. I was thinking of hiring sjpr to consult on abe’s campaign for governor, but since he hasn’t exactly committed to running yet, I didn’t want that to leak out.

Stephanie: Which makes perfect sense. If you cost me this job, I will never forgive you. So how do you know abe?

Paulina: [Chuckles] He’s my husband.

Stephanie: Oh! Congratulations! I knew he had remarried, but i didn’t realize it was to one of the most successful real estate moguls in the country.

Paulina: Ah, you’ve heard of me?

Stephanie: Of course. Your success story is legendary. Abe is one lucky guy.

Ej: So, um, is paulina working on some big real estate deal?

Abe: Well, not that I know of; I think her mysterious meeting is probably about me.

Ej: You?

Abe: When my wife has made up her mind, she doesn’t stop until she gets what she wants.

Ej: [Chuckles]

Abe: And right now, what she wants is for me to be governor.

Ej: Governor?

Abe: Mm.

Ej: Oof, that’s quite an ambitious move. I still remember when you first ran for mayor. You had the misfortune of running against a real son of a bitch.

Abe: [Chuckles] Well, you know, to be fair, you and I both did things that we regretted back then.

Ej: Oh, that’s very generous of you, and much as I might hate to admit it, the better man won. I just hope your bid for governor isn’t as contentious.

Abe: Well, actually, I haven’t decided whether or not to run.

Ej: You should. I still recall our mayoral debates quite vividly, and as much as I fought tooth and nail against you, I could tell that you were going to be a great man. Passion–the conviction in your voice when you were speaking about all the things you wanted to change to make salem a better place– it was inspiring, and lo and behold, you have actually kept your promises to our fair city. Salem is thriving because of you. The state could use a little bit of the abe carver magic as well. If you do decide to run for governor, you definitely have my support.

Abe: Really?

Ej: Mm. I know you and I have had our differences in the past, but we’re still family. Besides, it never hurts to have friends in high places.

Abe: [Chuckles] I knew you had an angle.

[Both chuckle]

Stefan: Ma’am. Ma’am, come on, you have to wake up. Damn it. I don’t have time for this. I need to go find my wife.



[Dramatic music]

Gabi: Ava, who was at the– ava, oh, my god! Ava, are you okay? Ava! Hello? Li? What are you doing here?

Only daisy cottage cheese will do

Shin: I came to see how you were doing.

Gabi: I’m fine! Ava isn’t! Did you see what happened to her?

Shin: Well, I opened the door, and when she saw me, she fainted. Fortunately, I managed to catch her before she could hurt herself.

Gabi: So you just stayed outside?

Shin: Well, I–went outside to call 911, but then–

Gabi: You didn’t call– never mind; I’m gonna call.

Shin: No need for that. I didn’t call 911 because I assumed ava wouldn’t want us to make that kind of fuss. She’s never been a fan of the police or any authority figure for that matter.

Gabi: Yeah, that’s true.

Shin: Let’s just get her to the couch and see if we can revive her, and if we can’t, then we’ll call.

[Dramatic music]

Abe: You know, I’m gonna order some food. Do you want anything?

Ej: No, I should head home now.

Abe: You make that sound like a punishment.

Ej: Ugh, in a way, it kind of is.

Abe: Well, I was wondering why you were drinking here and not at the mansion.

Ej: I invited jake’s widow to move in, and there’s been some friction.

Abe: Not surprising.

Ej: Let’s just say ava’s quite like paulina but without the charm.

Abe: Well, maybe you should uninvite her. It is your house.

Ej: Well, there are some benefits to having her around.

Abe: I see. So you are playing an angle?

Ej: [Chuckles] I suppose.

Abe: [Chuckles] Look, um, word of advice– be careful. Ava vitali is–well, she’s mellowed in recent years. But she still has a history of being mentally unstable, and I’m not sure that’s all gone away, meaning that you don’t wanna cross her.

Ej: Well, I’ll take your concern under advisement, and I hope you do take my advice as well. You could accomplish great things as governor.

[Indistinct chatter]


[Door squeaks open]

[Door clicks shut]

Stephanie: Paulina, I’m definitely interested in discussing your thoughts about abe’s campaign, that is if you’re still willing to consider me and my firm after all this.

Paulina: Don’t worry. Child, I will not hold your daddy’s overzealous behavior or his friend’s incredibly strong grip against you or–not even against him. Steve knows better than anyone else what lengths I would go to myself to protect my daughters, so no harm, no foul.

Stephanie: Thanks, paulina. I appreciate that.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. So, um, shall we get on with our meeting?

Stephanie: That sounds great.

Steve: Well, I guess that’s our cue to leave.

John: Gee, you picked up on that too? Let’s go.

Stephanie: So please do run along, you two. I’m sure mom and marlena can’t wait to have their charming husbands back home.

Kayla: What do you plan on doing with us?

Orpheus: Well, we could revisit some of our favorite spots–stockholm, my private island, a simple little warehouse down by the docks.

[Chuckles] But I’d really rather surprise you ladies. Shall we go? Ah! Ooh!

-Well, I’m not 100% sold yet. -Okay, have you considered —

Gabi: I mean, she’s still out cold; are you sure she didn’t hit her head on the way down?

Shin: I don’t think so.

Ava: Where is he?

Gabi: Oh, who?

Ava: Jake. Jake, he was just at the door.

Shin: You’re mistaken, ava. That wasn’t jake at the door. It was me.

Ava: No, it was jake. Okay, I–I–I saw him. He–he–he was wearing the hospital gown that he died in– only he didn’t die. Jake’s alive, gabi. Jake is alive.

Gabi: Ava, you just must’ve been imagining things.

Ava: No, I touched him. He was real.

Rolf: [Grunting] Why are you so damn heavy?

Ava: I swear to you, jake is alive.

Shin: That’s impossible, ava. You must see that’s impossible.

Ava: Okay, well, I’ll prove it to you.

Shin: Ava!

Ava: Jake!

Shin: Wait!

Ava: Where are you?

Shin: Ava.

Ava: Jake! Where did he go?

Steve: On second thought, um–

Stephanie: What?

Steve: Maybe john and i should hang around a little while longer.

Stephanie: Paulina and I were just going to talk business. We don’t need to bore you.

Steve: Well, this area is deserted. Orpheus could take advantage of that.

Stephanie: Dad…

John: Hey, come on, buddy.

Steve: [Sighs]

John: Let’s just chalk this one up as a loss, okay? Come on.

Steve: Listen, promise me you’ll come straight home after this. Okay, little sweetness?

Stephanie: Did you just call me “little sweetness” in front of a potential client? Wha–[Sighs] Paulina’s practically family.

John: Let’s go. You’re stepping in it.

Stephanie: Can we just start over again and pretend none of that just happened?

Paulina: [Chuckles] Sure thing, little sweetness.

Stephanie: [Sighs]

Orpheus: Yeah, after all these years, you two are still feisty. I like it.

[Sniffles] I mean, of course, it wasn’t entirely unexpected, which is why I brought these gentlemen.

Kayla: You are making a big mistake.

Marlena: She’s right, you know. This vendetta against us, you need to let it go.

Orpheus: Why would I do that? When you all decided to band together and bring me down, you cost me a lot of years, a lot of time with my children that I can never get back.

Marlena: You did that to yourself.

Marlena: That was your choice.

Orpheus: And I choose to blame you. I think I deserve a little quid pro quo, and the more painful, the better. Besides, I hate to lose. Shall we go, ladies? Can’t keep vengeance waiting.

[Tense music]

Ava: I–I don’t understand. Where did jake go?

Shin: Ava, I’m telling you. I was the one at the door.

Ava: Oh, you think that I can’t tell the difference between you and jake?

Gabi: Ava, look, calm down. We’re just–we’re trying to help you, okay?

Ava: Okay, you wanna help me? Help me find jake.

Ej: What’s all the commotion about?

Ava: Ej, your brother’s alive; jake is alive.

Ej: What?

Gabi: Ava thinks that because she thought she saw jake.

Ava: No, I did see him.

Shin: Gabi, I don’t think we’re helping the situation. All we’re doing is upsetting ava.

Ava: Okay, stop acting like I’ve gone crazy. I know what I saw.

Shin: Now that ej’s here, perhaps we should go.

Gabi: I don’t wanna leave her like this, I–

Ej: Go. I will handle things from here.

Ava: Oh, great, so now I’m being handled, huh?

Gabi: Good luck.

Ava: I know what I saw. Jake was here.

[Door clicks open]

[Door clicks shut]

Gabi: It’s so strange. One minute, ava’s perfectly fine, the next, she’s seeing ghosts?

After trying lots of things to manage her

Ava: Well?

Ej: I searched the entire house.

Ava: The basement, the tunnels, crypt? I mean, look, I know that the dimeras have a tendency to misplace people–

Ej: I looked everywhere, ava. There’s no sign of jake.

Ava: Ej, I didn’t imagine this. I swear. I–I swear I didn’t this time.

Ej: This time? Are you saying that you’ve seen jake before?

Ava: Look, the first time, it was right after he died, and I was still in the hospital, and I was–I was standing by his body and it– he appeared to me, and the next time was the morning after when he came to my apartment and he– he told me I wasn’t gonna get rid of him that easily. As real as both of those encounters felt, I knew that it was in my head. But tonight, tonight was different. I touched him. I felt the warmth of his skin. He was here, flesh and blood, just as real as you and me. I am telling you, he was wearing his hospital gown. He–he–he had on his wedding ring. Look, I know how this sounds. I know–I know it sounds like I lost it.

Ej: Actually, I think you’re experiencing some post-traumatic stress.

Ava: No. No, I’m telling you he was here. I swear to you it was real.

Ej: Think about it, ava. You admitted yourself that you’ve had these visions before. You’re obviously desperately missing jake.

Ava: Okay, I do. I do, but it’s–it’s–

Ej: Your heart has obviously gotten the better of your mind, and that is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it seems only natural after everything you’ve been through.

Ava: Maybe you’re right. Maybe it’s the only way to explain what I saw.

[Door beeps]

Gabi: Whew! That was definitely not how I envisioned our night out together was gonna play out.

Shin: Trying to assure ava that she didn’t actually see her dead husband? Yeah–[Chuckles] I wasn’t anticipating that either.

Gabi: I’m just glad you were there to help me deal with her. Wait, why were you there? You said you wanted to see how I was doing?

Shin: I knew how desperate ava was for you to give her a job at dimera, and I was worried that she might be playing hardball, so I figured you could use some backup.

Gabi: What, you don’t think I can play a little bit of hardball? You know I work on multi-million dollar deals all the time.

Shin: I know. But this one’s personal. There’s so much animosity between you and ava. When I imagined what might be going on over there, I panicked, and I had to make sure everything was okay.

Gabi: You’re so sweet and thoughtful.

[Chuckles] Like, sometimes, I think I don’t deserve you.

Abe: Stephanie!

[Laughs] Oh, my goodness. Oh, I didn’t know you were back in town! Oh! It is so wonderful to see you.

Stephanie: It’s great to see you too, abe.

Abe: So you’re here visiting your parents?

Stephanie: Partly, yes. But I might be sticking around salem for a while, thanks to your wife.

Abe: Uh-oh, what’s going on here?

Paulina: [Chuckles] Well, as I’m sure you are well aware, stephanie runs a very successful pr company out west.

Abe: I had heard.

Paulina: So I’ve asked her to lend her expertise to your campaign for governor.

Stephanie: And of course, I said yes, because I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.

Abe: You know, my wife might be a little premature.

Paulina: Abraham, what are you saying?

Stephanie: Did you already hire someone else?

Abe: No, no, but there may not be a job. Paulina, you know I’m ambivalent about this. Actually, I haven’t made up my mind whether to run or not.

Paulina: Well, then it’s high time you did. Abraham carver, do you want to be governor of this great state or not?

Steve: Sorry that turned into such a fiasco. I guess my protective instinct got the best of me.

John: Ah, don’t sweat it. You might’ve missed the mark this time, but you know orpheus is still out there somewhere just waitin’ to make his move.

Steve: I’m really not looking forward to telling kayla what just happened.

John: Yeah.

Steve: She’s gonna flip out.

John: I know. Marlena’s gonna give it to me too, so let’S…

Steve: Well, let’s get this over with.

John: What the hell?

Steve: Kayla!

John: Doc–doc! Doc!

From prom dresses

[Cell phone beeps]

[Machinery beeping]

Rolf: I don’t know how you did it. As young mr. Shin pointed out, you were unconscious for years, recently had a heart transplant, and yet, you still found the strength to get out of this bed and drive halfway across town. I guess I greatly underestimated your love for gabi hernandez.

[Cell phone beeps]

Shin: [Sighs]

[Cell phone beeps] I ordered some room service since you never got dinner at ava’S.

Gabi: Thank you. You know, as much as ava gets on my nerves, I–I felt for her tonight.

Shin: You and that… big heart of yours.

Gabi: Don’t get me wrong. I mean, I never pity ava vitali. I just–I understand how she feels. That’s exactly what happened to me after stefan died.

Shin: [Clears throat] What happened?

Gabi: Well, I was at–I was at the cemetery, um, waiting for his burial to start, and I had this vision that stefan showed up, and for one beautiful moment, I imagined that he was back with me, that rolf had figured out some way to save him, but yeah, it wasn’t true. As much as I–as much as I ached for him to be real, as much as I–I would’ve given my soul for him to be standing right there. It was just in my head. Stefan was gone for good.

Ej: Would you like me to get you something stronger, calm your nerves?

Ava: No, I’m good, thanks.

Ej: [Clears throat]

Ava: Although, I’m curious. Why are you being so nice to me all of a sudden? Hmm? I mean, when you left here, you–you were acting like a–

Ej: Jerk.

Ava: Yeah, well, I had a different word in mind.

Ej: [Chuckles] Let’s put down my earlier behavior to me being protective of myself.

Ava: Who is in no danger from me. I told you I am not interested in johnny.

Ej: And now that I’ve had time to cool off, I believe you. And I apologize again if I upset you. I am especially sorry if my reaction in any way contributed to what’s happened tonight.

Ava: No, it didn’T. I’m sure it didn’T. It’s not your fault.

Ej: Be that as it may, maybe this is a good opportunity for us to start over– no more hidden agendas. No more suspicion and accusation. How does that sound?

[Soft dramatic music]

Gabi: It’s all well and good, but you know, when I came in here, I felt some tension between you and ej– felt a little sexual.

Ava: I’m gonna call it a night.

Ej: [Clears throat] Sleep well, ava, and if there’s anything you need, please don’t hesitate to knock on my door.

Ava: Thank you, ej.

Ej: Well, that was enlightening, wasn’t it, father? Abe was right. It appears the widow dimera is a tad unstable.

Paulina: I know you’ve been wondering about whether you’re the right man for the job. But you know who doesn’t have doubts? Anyone who knows you. Kate, nicole, roman, john, marlena, and stephanie all believe in you, and so do I.

Abe: You know, none of those people could be considered unbiased.

Stephanie: Well, I’m sure you’ve got a lot of support out there, abe, and our polls will prove it.

Paulina: Uh, you want unbiased? Have you read any of the press that you’ve been getting about the wonderful job that you’ve done here in salem? That’s why I’ve been pushing this so hard! But will you be smart enough to recognize that you are the best person for the people of this state? Because I am. But hey, hey, it’s entirely your call.

Abe: All right. All right, I’ll do it.

Paulina: Really?

Abe: Yeah. You win.

Paulina: [Gasps] Oh, and you will too! I just know it!

[Both laugh]

Both: Mm!

[Both laugh]

John: Everything’s going to voicemail. I’ll give rafe a call.

Steve: John…

[Dramatic music]

“Sorry I missed you, and I wouldn’t tell the police or anyone else about this if I were you. That would be a fatal mistake.”

John: [Sighs] Orpheus.

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Marlena: Oh. For me?

John: No. No, actually, I’m just waiting for my date to arrive.

Marlena: Oh. What is she like?

John: She’s brilliant. She’S… she’s caring and stunningly beautiful.

Marlena: Oh, I don’t know anybody like that.

[Sentimental music]

What is the occasion?

John: Date night. Pretty lady. It’s been far too long.

Paulina: Just the two people I wanted to see! Mind if I join you?

[Tense jazzy music]

Kayla: What are you doing?

Steve: I’m making sure this thing is in perfect working order.

Kayla: Why?

Steve: Because I’m going with stephanie to her meeting with that mystery client tonight.

Stephanie: The hell you are.

[Tense music]

Ava: Harold said you wanted to see me?

Ej: Yes. There is something we need to discuss.

Ava: Well, obviously, since you had me summoned. And for future reference, I don’t like to be summoned.

Ej: Duly noted.

Ava: I’m busy. You want to get to the point?

Ej: Very well. I want to know why you’re trying to seduce my son.

[Tense music]

Li: Are you still thinking about stefan?

Gabi: Not exactly. Just… I can’t get that thing that rolf said out of my mind. If I knew what he was able to achieve, I’d be on my knees to thank him? What do you think he meant by that?

Li: Who knows with that maniac?

Gabi: He also said I was showing my ignorance of his power, so I just–I can’t help but think… what if he managed to do something I should know about?

[Monitor beeping]

Rolf: Finally!

[Dramatic music]

My god, stefan. You’re awake. I didn’t expect you to regain consciousness. It’s too soon.

Stefan: [Grunts]


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

[Soft orchestration]

Paulina: I hope you don’t mind me intruding on your little date night.

John: Well–

Marlena: I–

Paulina: Well, this is important.

Marlena: All right. What is it, paulina?

Paulina: You are two of abe’s closest friends, and I need your help.

Marlena: Of course. We’re very close to abe, and we’d do anything that we can. Is there something wrong?

John: He hasn’t mentioned anything to me.

Paulina: Well, he wouldn’T. Which is why I have to. I’ve done as much as I can. Time for his friends to step up.

Marlena: Step up to what?

Paulina: You need to convince him to run for governor.

John: You want abe to run for governor?

Paulina: Yes, but he is being stubbornly resistant.

Marlena: Well, running for office is a– is a very big decision, you know? It can certainly change somebody’s life.

John: Yeah, yeah. You know, if abe doesn’t run for governor, I’m sure he’s got some pretty good reasons.

Paulina: I’m not so sure about that. Like all men, sometimes abe can’t see what’s staring him right in the face.

Marlena: Which is what?

Paulina: That he could actually win! All the focus groups love him. He’s at the top of every straw poll, and he’d do an incredible job, so what’s the problem?

John: Well, paulina, with all due respect… the problem is you.

[Tense jazz music]

Steve: Okay. Stephanie, we’ve been through this. You’re my daughter, and you’re–

Stephanie: Thanks for reminding me.

Steve: You’re my daughter, and you’re about to walk into a trap. And I’m not gonna let that happen.

Stephanie: And I told you that I can take care of myself, and I trust the person who set up this meeting.

Steve: Well, I don’T.

Stephanie: Well, I don’t care, and if you come charging down there, you’re gonna blow this deal. What’s the client gonna say when my dad shows up with a loaded gun?

Steve: It’s not a client. It’s orpheus.

Stephanie: You don’t know that.

Steve: You don’t know that it’s not him. You don’t even have the name of the person you’re meeting with. You’re with me on this, right, kayla?

Kayla: Do you really believe it’s orpheus?

Steve: Yes I do. You know that he was planning and threatening to travel to seattle, because he knows full well that our kids live there. And do I have to mention the yellow roses?

Stephanie: Oh, yes. Let’s call the fbi because someone sent mom yellow roses.

Steve: Not just someone. Orpheus!

Stephanie: You realize how paranoid you sound, right? Do we need to talk about how you freaked out when the alarm system was tripped?

Steve: Can you blame me?

Stephanie: You pointed a gun in my face. You could have killed me!

Steve: And I told you I’m very sorry for that. Now, listen, I don’t deny that I’m extra vigilant when it comes to orpheus, but you don’t understand how dangerous he is. You know that he kidnapped your mother and marlena, sealed them in coffins, and set ’em on fire. John and I got there just in the nick of time. I’m not gonna let him do something like that to you.

[Tense music]

Ava: What did you just say?

Ej: I happened to be walking down the hallway, past your bedroom, earlier, after our difference of opinion.

Ava: Oh, you mean when you threatened to call the cops with your wild theory that I helped gwen escape from prison.

Ej: It’s not a theory, ava. I heard you admit it, but let’s not get into that again.

Ava: Yeah let’s not.

Ej: The point is I saw you and johnny sitting on your bed. He was holding you.

Ava: I was upset. He comforted me.

Ej: Look, I know that you’ve been lonely, ever since you lost your husband.

Ava: Thanks for your sympathy.

Ej: I’m just saying that it doesn’t justify a woman your age going after a man who’s young enough to be her son. Frankly, it makes you look pathetic.

[Tense music]

Li: Rolf’s an egomaniac.

Gabi: He’s also a genius.

Li: Hmm. He certainly thinks so. But you wounded his pride, so now he’s desperate to prove himself.

Gabi: Yeah, but how? What is this project he’s working on?

Li: He’s always got some crazy project on the horizon, always talking about his work. His work. Delusions of grandeur, if you ask me.

Gabi: That still doesn’t explain what this project is.

Li: Do you really care? It’s all madness. Did you know, years ago, I heard a rumor he made an army of marlena evans clones?

Gabi: Seriously?

Li: I wouldn’t put it past him. If I were cloning someone, I’d start with you, but hey. I’m biased.

Gabi: So you’re not concerned about what he’s up to?

Li: I’m sure he has dozens of wild schemes in his head. Doesn’t mean any of them will ever come to fruition. I don’t think you need to worry about him.

Gabi: Okay. Well, then I’ll just take worrying about a mad scientist off my list.

Li: Glad to hear it.

Gabi: You’re always so reassuring, and I always feel so great afterwards.

Li: Anytime.

Gabi: So should we go have dinner?

Li: Maybe later. Right now, I have some more… reassuring to do.

[Suspenseful music]

[Monitor beeping]

Rolf: Don’t do that, stefan! No! You could hurt yourself. You really should be under sedation. You’re in no condition to get out of the bed! What you need to do is–

Stefan: You don’t tell me what to do!

[Breathing heavily] I am stefan octavius dimera. I tell you what to do!

[Dramatic music]

Kayla: Well, you know you both have a point, but stephanie, you must admit that it is a little suspicious that your client hasn’t revealed their identity.

Stephanie: And like I told dad, it happens all the time in my business. Maybe they don’t want it getting out there that they’re in the market for my services.

Kayla: I understand that.

Stephanie: Then you understand that if dad shows up, they’ll decide I can’t be trusted, and there goes the job.

Steve: Listen, I’m not gonna come in there guns blazing. And if it turns out it’s legit, I’ll turn around, and walk away, and leave you to it.

Kayla: That sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? But if it’s orpheus, then–

Steve: If it is orpheus, believe me, you’ll be glad I’m there.

Stephanie: You’re not listening to a word I say. You treat me like I’m still a child. I can’t live this way.

Kayla: Stephanie, we do not think of you as a child. Isn’t that right, steve?

Steve: Of course not, but I’m not gonna apologize for trying to protect our daughter.

Stephanie: I don’t need an apology. I need you to back off and let me live my life.

Steve: Okay.

Kayla: Where are you going?

Steve: To take a walk.

[Tense music]

Paulina: Okay. I get it. I know why you think I’m the problem. Price town. I was gonna tear down this very square and create a heck of a lot of problems for abe, in the process, but people have a short attention span nowadays. They’re over it.

John: Paulina, paulina, I’m not talking about price town.

Paulina: You weren’t?

John: No. I’m talking about abraham and the life that the two of you are building together.

Paulina: What about it?

John: Abe loves salem. All of his friends are here, and this is home. Now, you take him and put him out on the campaign trail for months on end, and then he packs up, and moves up to the capital. He’s gonna miss all of his friends here desperately, and we’re gonna miss him.

Marlena: And we’d miss you too.

Paulina: Well, thank you, but you didn’t say that his friends were the problem. You said I am.

John: Abe’s my buddy. He’s the best man I know, and we watched abe as he– as he grieved and he suffered when he lost lexie all those years ago. And I know that a part of him never got over that, and you know what he did? He just threw himself into his kids and his work. But now, theo and lani, they’re no longer living close by. But… paulina, he has finally found real happiness with you, so why not just let him enjoy that?

Ej: Was that really necessary?

Ava: Yeah. Yeah it was, and it felt good.

Ej: Oh, you’re not sensitive about your age, are you, ava?

Ava: Oh, go to hell, ej. What you saw between me and johnny was two people being kind to one another. Something you wouldn’t understand.

Ej: Being kind? Is that what we’re calling it now?

Ava: Johnny stopped in to my room to see if I was okay after he watched his father treat me like dirt. My husband died. I am still grieving, and all you care about is getting your hands on jake’s shares so you can vote gabi out.

Ej: I have a responsibility to my family.

Ava: Yeah. Yeah, you keep telling yourself that, but you know what? I’m glad this all came out and you showed your true colors.

Ej: Oh, yeah? And what are my true colors?

Ava: Oh, you’re a snake. Accusing me of helping gwen escape prison, to murder abigail. Threatening to call the cops. Oh, ordering me to move out if I don’t hand over my shares of dimera. You don’t give a damn about your family. Your brother died. You didn’t even blink.

Ej: I barely knew the man. He was nothing to me, and neither was his twin brother, stefan.

Stefan: What the hell am I doing here?

Rolf: Relax.

Stefan: You don’t tell me what to do! You work for me!

Rolf: Yes. Yes. Of course I do.

Stefan: Then answer my question.

[Panting] Where am I? Why am I here?!

Rolf: You’re in a medical facility in salem, recovering from a very serious injury.

Stefan: What kind of an injury?

Rolf: As a matter of fact, you were shot.

Stefan: Shot. How?

Rolf: Some people were trying to kill your mother. You dove in front of the bullet.

Stefan: My mother.

Rolf: Do you remember that, stefan? Do you remember anything about it at all?

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Paulina: You don’t think that abe and I would be happy being the governor and first lady of the state?

John: I just think that you need to give him the space to decide for himself.

Paulina: Well, I am giving him space. That’s why I’m stepping back, and I want you two to convince him.

John: Well, in all honesty, I don’t feel real comfortable about that.

Steve: Hey, guys.

John: Hey.

Steve: Listen, I’m sorry to interrupt. John, can I talk to you in private? It’s kinda urgent.

John: Yeah. Of course. Hold on. Excuse me, ladies. I’ll be right back. What’s going on, partner?

Steve: I need your help. I’m afraid orpheus is going after my daughter.

John: [Sighs]

Paulina: I see that look on your face. You think I’m being selfish, don’t you, for wanting abe to be governor? For pushing this?

Marlena: I think it depends on why you’re pushing it.

Paulina: Because I think it would be great for abe. Marlena, since lani left, I can see that he’s been feeling a bit lost. He needs something bigger in his life. Something to work for, and I’m not gonna just drag him away from salem or his friends. We’ll be back all the time. Well, don’t you think it’s even worth considering?

Marlena: I think that you and abe need to sit down and talk about this together. See what you both want, and make that decision together.

Paulina: You mean, like, no more accosting his friends when they’re out on dates?

Marlena: Hmm. Like that.

Paulina: And thank you for the advice. It’s just it’s hard for me sometimes, you know? When I want something bad, I tend to go after it with a vengeance. I guess you could either call it determined or… raw pain in the ass.

Marlena: I think you are a strong, confident woman. I think abe is a strong, confident man, and I think when you sit down together you will decide what’s right for both of you.

Stefan: [Grunts] I-I need to get the hell out of here!

Rolf: That would be a mistake. You could have a setback. You need more time to heal. Allow me to sedate you.

Stefan: No! No. I don’t need to be sedated. What I need is to find out what the hell happened to me!

Rolf: I told you. You took a bullet meant for your mother.

Stefan: Who shot the gun?

Rolf: The police. You were trying to help her escape salem, but she was caught and cornered. You heroically dove in front of the bullet to save her. Do you remember that, stefan?

Stefan: [Panting]

[Gunshot] It’s starting to come back.

[Panting] When was that? How long have I been in here?

Rolf: Four years.

Stefan: [Panting] Four– four years? I have been in this bed for four years?

Rolf: I’m sorry you had to find out this way.

Stefan: I don’t understand.

[Panting] What was I, in a coma?

Rolf: No. It wasn’t a coma.

Stefan: Then what!

Rolf: You were dead.

[Tense music]

Li: Hmm. How are you feeling?

Gabi: I’m feeling very reassured.

Li: Good.

Gabi: I’m starving. Should I call room service?

[Cell phone rings] Better get this.

[Cell phone beeps] Yeah?

Ava: You never got back to me about that job you offered.

Gabi: Didn’t I?

Ava: No, and I think it’s time we finalize the terms.

Gabi: Well, right now is not the best time.

Ava: I don’t care. I am here with ej, who is trying his damnedest to get me to turn on you. Every time I cross him in the hallway, morning, noon, or night it’s, “how do we get rid of gabi?”

Gabi: He’s standing right there?

Ava: Oh, he sure is. I want you to come for dinner.

Gabi: Now?

Ava: Yeah. I’ll have harold make us something nice and we can talk this over like adults.

Gabi: Like I said, it’s not a good time.

Ava: Oh, gabi, this is happening. With or without you. But trust me, you definitely want to be here for this.

[Cell phone beeps]

Ej: Before she arrives, we should discuss–

Ava: Anything that you want to say to me you can say in front of gabi. I’m gonna go plan the menu now.

[Tense music]

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Kayla: Stephanie, your father’s just worried about you.

Stephanie: He’s allowed to worry, but he’s not allowed to take over my life. What’s he gonna do? Follow me everywhere I go? Come along on dates?

Kayla: Okay. Now who’s being paranoid?

Stephanie: I knew this was gonna be an issue when I came back here, but I didn’t think it was going to get in the way of my business.

Kayla: Stephanie, do you think maybe we could just not make a big issue of this?

Stephanie: It is a big issue, mom. I don’t need his protection. I’ve been taking care of myself for a long time, and I’m not gonna stop just because dad wants to keep me in a box.

Steve: I’m–I’m sorry I took him away from you.

Marlena: Thanks. Is everything okay?

Steve: Yeah. We’re working on it.

John: You haven’t ordered yet, have you?

Marlena: No. I was waiting for you.

John: Well, great. Great, because steve just invited us over to his house for dinner.

Marlena: Oh. Is that what you had to discuss privately? Is that what was so urgent?

Steve: I just didn’t want paulina to feel left out.

Marlena: Does kayla know about the invitation?

Steve: I can text her on the way. You know, stephanie hasn’t seen the two of you, since she came back home. She’s gonna be really happy to see you.

John: Nice, nice. What do you say, doc?

Marlena: If it’s what you want, sure.

John: All right. Let’s do it.

[Sentimental acoustic music]

Stefan: What do you mean I was dead?

Rolf: The bullet that penetrated the cervical portion of your neck killed you. After it was over, your heart was removed and donated to someone else.

Stefan: I’m not sure I follow what you’re saying.

Rolf: Don’t worry. I took care of everything from the start. As you can see, you are very much alive.

[Mysterious music]

Stefan: My heart. It’s beating. But you said it was removed.

Rolf: Yes. You have a new heart now.

Stefan: What?

Rolf: I know it sounds unusual, but I was the one that kept you alive after your wife authorized the donation.

Stefan: My wife.


Li: Gabi, come on. You don’t need to go over to the dimeras.

Gabi: Well, I gotta keep ava happy.

Li: Actually, you don’T. We’ve talked about this. Ava can’t flip on you, or you’ll reveal that her marriage to jake is a sham.

Gabi: It sounds like she’s trying to choose between me and ej.

Li: Mm. It’s a bad precedent to let her think you’ll just drop everything and run over there every time she threatens you.

Gabi: I mean, she’s right though. I haven’T. I haven’t moved forward with the job offer.

Li: So what? She’s not gonna throw away this opportunity just because you’re playing hardball.

Gabi: But she’s with ej every day. You know, he can be very convincing when he wants to be.

Li: Hmm. How about I go with you in case you need backup?

Gabi: Thank you. I appreciate the offer, but I just don’t want ava to know that you’re aware that her marriage to jake was a sham, so just trust me, all right?

Li: Okay. Just… be careful.

Gabi: I got this.

[Tense music]

Ej: Montrachet?

Ava: Yeah. Harold helped me pick it out to go with the shrimp appetizer and the lobster main course.


[Tense music]

Is there a problem?

Ej: It’s the most expensive wine in my cellar.

Ava: Oh.

Ej: What the hell are you doing?

Ava: Mmm. That is tasty.

Ej: Oh, you’re awfully easy with my money, are you?

Ava: It’s the family money, eh? I mean I am a dimera, as you well know.

Ej: And be careful with those. Those crystal glasses are family heirlooms.

Ava: Oh, yeah?

[Glass shatters] Oops.

Ej: What the hell? Are you insane?

Ava: Oh. Well, let’s see.

[Tense music]

After trying lots of things to manage her

[Tense music]

Gabi: Harold let me in. Am I interrupting?

Ava: No. Not at all. Watch out for the broken glass.

Gabi: What happened?

Ej: Ava’s hand slipped.

Ava: Yeah. I can be such a klutz sometimes.

Gabi: So what am i doing here?

Ava: You’re joining me for dinner. We have a lot of dimera business to discuss.

Gabi: Do we?

Ava: Yes. Oh, and since you don’t have any role at the company right now, what gabi and I have to talk about doesn’t concern you. You can leave.

Stefan: Where is she? Where is gabi?

Rolf: Don’t worry about her.

Stefan: [Panting] She’s my wife!

Rolf: And she has no idea of your situation.

Stefan: What do you mean my situation?

Rolf: You here.

Stefan: [Panting] What are you saying? That she doesn’t know I’m alive?

Rolf: We’ll deal with that, in due time. But now, you need to lie down–

Stefan: No, no, no. My wife has just spent the last four years believing that I am dead, and you want me to lie down?

Rolf: There’s plenty of time to make things right, but as I said, you don’t want to risk further injury. I’ll prepare another injection.

Stefan: No, no, no, no! You stay away from that, and stay away from me. I need to get home to my wife!


Steve: We’re here.

Kayla: Oh, hi. Hey!

Stephanie: Marlena! John!

Marlena: Oh, my gosh. Look at you. Oh, my gosh. How good to see you.

John: There she is. Come here. Come here. Oh, welcome home.

Kayla: Well, I’m not so sure she’s happy to be home.

Marlena: Oh. Are we missing something?

Steve: Stephanie and I had a little disagreement, before I left.

Stephanie: A disagreement. Right.

Steve: Listen, baby, I know things got tense before, and I’m sorry. And I also know that you’re a grown woman, and you have the right to make your own decisions.

Stephanie: You mean that?

Steve: I do. And I’m gonna try to step back.

Stephanie: Thank you. That means a lot.

Marlena: Communication. That’s what I like to see. You don’t want the two of us here right now.

Kayla: Oh, come on. We love you guys here. You’re always welcome.

Stephanie: I wish I could stay, but I have an appointment.

Steve: Okay. Good luck.

Stephanie: Thank you, papa.

Steve: Hope your meeting goes well.

Stephanie: It means a lot to me that you admitted you were wrong. Bye, guys. Great to see you.

John: We’ll see you, steph. Take care.

Stephanie: Bye-bye.

Marlena: Bye, baby.

Steve: All right, john. Let’s hit it.

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Kayla: What’s going on?

Marlena: Wait, wait, wait. You’re leaving?

John: Take a raincheck on that date night.

Kayla: Wait, wait, wait. Where are you going?

Steve: We’re gonna follow stephanie to her meeting.

Kayla: You promised her you weren’t gonna do that, steve!

Steve: It’s my job to protect our daughter. Come on. Let’s catch up to her.

Kayla: Steve! Come on.

[Sighs] Stephanie is not gonna be happy about this.

[Tense music]

Ej: Do you think you can dismiss me from my own house?

Ava: What are you gonna do? Hang around our dinner like some creeper?

Ej: You don’t belong here. Neither of you belongs here.

Ava: Well, my late husband would beg to differ.

Gabi: Mine too.

Ava: So this is a private meeting, and you know what you should do right now? You should use this time to look for a job. I hear that julie’s place is hiring.

Ej: You think you’re so clever, both of you, but you’re really just a couple of screwed-up, angry women. Bitter to the core.

Gabi: Hmm.

Ava: Is he still here?

Gabi: Yeah. Yeah, he’s still here. Bye, ej.

Ej: Hmm.

Gabi: Well, I gotta say that is not what I was expecting when I came over here.

Ava: Yeah, well, ej dimera is a selfish, controlling narcissist, but I know how to deal with guys like him.

Gabi: And how are you gonna do that exactly?

Ava: Let him hang himself.

[Laughs] He completely showed his hand. The only reason he invited me to move in here was to manipulate me.

Gabi: I could have told you that. Actually, I did tell you that.

Ava: And now his hostility is out in the open, okay? He wants me gone. Gone from the company. Gone from the house. I’m not giving him the satisfaction.

Gabi: That’s all well and good, but you know, when I came in here I felt some tension between you and ej. It felt a little sexual.

Ava: What? Hardly.

Gabi: I know heat when I see it.

Ava: He was trying to stop me from breaking his family’s precious wine glasses. Hey, you want to help me smash the rest of ’em?

Gabi: You couldn’t stop looking at each other. You know, it’s a very fine line between love and hate. Especially when it comes to the dimeras. That’S… that’s how it started with me and stefan.

Stefan: [Panting] Give me your car keys now.

Rolf: Stefan, let’s talk about this.

Stefan: There is nothing to talk about. I need to get home to my wife.

Rolf: Listen to me. I am your physician, and I’m telling you for your own good, you cannot drive.

Stefan: I’ll be fine.

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Gwen: God, leo, you little praT. I knew that was stupid to trust you. You must’ve gone to the dumpster and retrieved the mask and given it to the bloody cops.

[Tense music]

Rafe: You know, talking to yourself can indicate a guilty consciencE.

Gwen: [Sighs] Look, I think that there’s been a mistake.

Rafe: Oh, i think that there have been a series of mistakes. And the biggest one made was yours, because you– you trusted leo starK.

[Door opens]

Leo: Well, did they arrest–

Sloan: Gwen rizczech? Yes, she’s upstairs now, thanks to you selling her down the river.

Leo: Oh, don’t remind me, but it was either her or me.

Sloan: Well, I’m sure you really wrestled with that one.

Leo: Just tell me, does this mean I can get out of this hellhole?

Rolf: I can’t promise to program stefan’s feelings in accordance with your wishes and kristen’S. I can only promise to do my best work.

Shin: That’s all I can asK. I have faith in your, rolf. Please, keep me updated on your progress.

Rolf: I will.

Gabi: Why didn’t you tell me you were meeting with this creep?

Shin: [Clears throat]

Gabi: What the hell are you doing here?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Gabi: Damn it, li, why in god’s name did you let him in?

Shin: Dr. Rolf came by with a proposition.

Gabi: Oh, he did, did he?

[Laughs] Okay. Oh, I have a proposition for yoU. Why don’t you head back to prison where you belong?

Shin: That’s not going to happen. The governor pardoned him.

Gabi: Oh, so what, you just stopped by for tea?

Shin: He came by looking for work.

Gabi: I suggest you try madasahattercrapdoctor.Com.”

[Cell phone ringing] You can take that in the corridor, because you’re gonna work for us over my dead body.

Rolf: I’m fine with that.

Kristen: Damn it, rolf. This is no time to go radio silent on me. Did you talk to shin about killing stefan’s unfathomable love for gabi and aiming it at chloe? I need to know as soon as possiblE.

Chad: Kristen? What are you doing here?

Kristen: Chad, I didn’t expect to see you here.

Chad: So you’re at large again? I heard about the pardon. Congratulations, I guess.

Kristen: Well, I am just grateful that I get a second chancE.

Chad: Second? Wouldn’t it be more like a 302nd?

Kristen: Hm. Chad, dear, always so droll.

Chad: What are you doing here at marlena’s office? Trying to figure out why you’re such a terrible person?

Kristen: No. No. Brady would only let me see rachel in what he calls a “neutral territory,” under supervision.

Chad: You saw rachel? Is she okay? Did it go okay?

Kristen: It was heaveN. And how are thomas and charlotte?

Chad: They’re not great.

Kristen: I’m so sorry, chad.

Chad: So where is marlena?

Kristen: She was called out and I’m gonna have to get going soon too.

Chad: What about your call? The one about chloe.

Kristen: Uh–

GabI: Please get him out of here.

Rolf: I don’t see why you need to be so hostile.

Gabi: If you don’t– you need to have your memory checked because mine’s intacT. I know exactly who and what you are.

Rolf: Surely we can let go of the past.

Gabi: Oh, sure I can just let go of how I begged you to save stefan’s life and you refused.

Rolf: I did not refusE. There was nothing I could’ve done! The man was beyond saving!

GabI: You worthless hack. You know that’s not the whole story.

Jack: All this time, not knowing who did it. One suspect after another, evidence coming and going. I thought that was hell, but– that is nothing compared to…gwen.

Jennifer: But how could it even be? She was in prison. She was locked up.

Jack: Xander said that he and sarah figured it out. How gwen got out that night. How she went to the mansion. How the woman that lucas thought was sarah wasn’T.

Jennifer: The mask?

[Soft dramatic music]

Jack: [Breathing shakily] I–i don’t even have the words. But if my daughter–

Jennifer: Oh, god. Just say it, jack. If your daughter killed our daughter… That’s what we’re facing, isn’t it?

Jack: I’m so sorry.

Gwen: You know, I find it remarkable knowing what you know about matty cooper, aka leo stark, that you would believe a single word that comes out of his mouth. My god, I mean, he would say anything to save that perfect bubble ass of hiS.

Rafe: It’s not something that he said. It’s the physical evidence that he produced, the mask. The mask that had been used more than once to assume the identity of dr. Horton and implicate her in a crime that she never committed.

Gwen: I was in prison when abigail was murdered.

Rafe: Yeah, so you claim. But if you were in your little cot in cell block c at the time when they did the bed check, at the same time that lucas horton came down the stairs and saw sarah horton drop what looked to be a weapon and then pick it up before she ran out, then you would have an alibi. But you weren’t there for bed check because you were– I don’t know. Who knows where you were. Only you.

Gwen: I didn’t kill my sister. So you can’t prove that I did. I didn’t kill her! I’d never do that to my father.

Rafe: So maybe you didn’t. You see, but your problem is, you can’t just say “I didn’t do it,” because there’s no way that a jury would believe yoU. There’s no way that a jury will want to believe you. The jury is gonna want to make you pay for what you have done. So you have one shot. You have to make me believe you.

[Tense music]

Gwen: All right. Here it is… the truth.

[Device beeps]

Gwen: My name is gwen rizczecH. I have been read my rights, and I waived the right to have an attorney presenT.

Rafe: Thank you.

Gwen: Where do I start?

Rafe: Where were you the night of june 10th?

Gwen: Okay.

[Sighs] Xander and sarah were right when they said that I missed bed check and that is because I left the prison temporarilY.

Rafe: How?

Gwen: That doesn’t matter. The point is, is that I managed to escape. So I went and I– I got the mask and– before I go on, I need to go back a bit and tell you why.

Abigail: I have zero interest in playing games, gwen, so tell me why I’m here or I’m gone.

Gwen: [Voiceover] I asked abigail to come see me at statesville that day. It’s about jack.

Abigail: What did you do to my father?

Gwen: [Voiceover] She was pretty hostile. Our father.

Abigail: What did you do?

Gwen: [Voiceover] But I had a favor to ask her.

Abigail: You just said he could get hurT.

Gwen: [Voiceover] The next day was our father’s birthdaY. If he’s not properly celebrateD.

[Voiceover] I had made him a mug in art therapy class, and I asked her to give it to hiM.

[Non-voiceover] I want him to know how much I care for him and that i wish I could be with him and send him my love. So I made him a gift.

Rafe: And how did she respond?

Gwen: [Voiceover] She dropped it–on purpose.

Abigail: Whoops.

Gwen: [Voiceover] It was smashed to bits.

[Sighs] God, it still makes me cross just to think about it.

Rafe: Was that just a few hours before she was murdered? Please answer vocally.

Gwen: Yeah.

Rafe: So you had an agenda coming from the prison.

Gwen: I guess you could say that.

Leo: I was living in the mansion’s basement at the time, so yes, I was there that day. You know all this.

Sloan: Yes, but pretend that I don’t; take me through this step-by-step.

Leo: Hello?

[Voiceover] After certain, uh, reversals, i needed a place to hang my hat. Guinevere, thank you for checking up on mE.

[Voiceover] Gwen told me about the tunnels under the dimera mansion. I’ve been able to wend my way through these tunnelS.

[Voiceover] I got in and set up housekeeping.

[Non-voiceover] Very “prisoner of zenda.” Well, it’s not the ritz, but it beats sleeping on a bench in prospect park.

Sloan: Until you were discovered by abigail’s son and you told him you were the tooth fairy.

Leo: A rose by any other name. Anyway, I realized I had to get out of there, but I was entitled to whatever I could get my hands on first. Chad and abigail destroyed my one chance of happiness with craig wesley, so i helped myself to some food, couple bottles of bubbly, which was a pittance compared to what they owed me. So before I left for good, I went upstairs to abigail’s bedroom.

Kristen: I could go on and on and on about chloe, but trust me, you don’t want me to do that.

Chad: So then you’re not going to tell me?

Kristen: Fine. Maybe you haven’t heard. Gabi has given me a position at dimera overseeing basic black, where chloe is floundering. Such a disaster, that womaN.

Chad: Yeah, i’m sure you gave her a fair trial. I bet the fact that she’s with brady now doesn’t play into it at alL.

Kristen: All right, you know what, let’s just talk about something else. How that happened to your hand, for example.

Chad: This? This is nothing.

Kristen: Okay, well, it doesn’t look like nothing.

Chad: Okay, what, do you think I’m lying?

Kristen: Well, I think you have a reason, because you’re not looking me in the eye right now. And I think there’s a reason that you came to marlena’s office. Is it about abigail?

Chad: Go to hell.

Kristen: Okay, hold on. Hey, hold on. I am not trying to play “gotcha” with you. Chad, I can see that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders right now, and I came over to the house to see how you were and ej said that you had moved out. I am so sorry about abigail.

Chad: Sorry? You don’t care about anybody but yourself, kristen.

Kristen: Chad, you’re my brother. You’re family. Believe me, I do carE. I do.

GabI: You creep. You told me there was nothing you could do for stefan. And then jake showed up, and you made me believe that he was stefan, that his memory issues could be cleared up with one of your injections. The same drug that abigail was injected with, and suddenly I became the main suspect.

Shin: Gabi, you don’t need this stress–

Gabi: No, no, no, I am just getting started. No, maybe you should donate your brain to science. Maybe they’ll find a cure for your particular brand of insanity. You’re a joke. You’re a loser, a laughing stock.

Rolf: Am I? You only show your ignorance of my powers. If you had any idea what I had achieved, you’d get down on your knees and thank me.

Gabi: Really? Just what the hell does that mean?

Gabi: I asked you a question.

Shin: I agree with gabi. You’re worthless. She’s the ceo, what she says goes. I’m taking you out of this hotel personally. You almost blew everything. Now go back to that looney bin you call a lab and finish the job.

Chad: And did you give a damn about me when you aided and abetted to kidnapping my wife? Held her prisoner on that island?

Kristen: YeS. Yes, yes. I–I have done terrible things, chad. I’m the worst of the dimeras. And that is really saying something. But you? You’re the best of us.

Chad: [Laughs drily] Well, that is a very low bar.

Kristen: Yeah. I think you came to this office to ask marlena for some help. You see, I never asked for help. I was circling the drain and just doubling down on all things dimera. And now I have to ask permission to see my daughter, whom I love more than life itself. I can’t even be in a room with her alone, chad. I love her. I love her, but I wasn’t strong enough or humble enough or good enough to put her firsT. But you arE. You are. And you are going to get through this awful pain because not only do you love your children, but look at me, you are fundamentally a good man. You’re going to put charlotte and thomas first. You’re not going to fall apart like I did. Mm-mmm. Because they need you. They need you, and you will be there for them. Because that is what good parents do. So i’ve been told. You know what? This–this may not mean anything to you… but chad, I am really, really sorry for what I did to you and abigail.

Chad: The time that she was on that island was time that we should’ve been together. That is time that we will never get back.

Kristen: You’re right. I’m no use to you.

[Soft dramatic music]

I really wish I was.

Jack: There’s nothing I can say to make this better. All I can think is how I have made everything worse. Gwen…how many second chances did i give her? I wanted her and abigail to be sisters. That’s what I wanted. That’s what– I think that was selfish. I th–

Jennifer: Jack. Jack. Listen to me. Listen to me. Look at me. I didn’t blame you for what happened. I didn’t and I don’T. But sweetheart, I need you to get through this. Okay? For our sanity’s sake? I need you to look forward, not back.

Rafe: Take me back to that night.

[Tense music]

Gwen: The house was quiet when I slipped iN. And I put the mask on before i went inside, just in case anyone saw me.

Rafe: Why the mask?

Gwen: Sarah had come to see me at statesvillE. And I knew that she was dealing with some residual issues from the drug injection. She was seeing people, thinking that they were kristen and even attacking some of them.

Rafe: So you took that information and you ran with it. You’d attack abigail, and then you’d make people think that it was sarah.

Gwen: I’m getting to that. Once I got to the top of the stairs, I went to abigail’s room and I saw her sitting on the bed. She was working.

[Door opens]

Abigail: Sarah? What are you doing here?

Gwen as sarah: I’m not gonna let you get away with it, kristen.

Abigail: Kristen? Uh, no, sarah, it’s me, abigail.

Gwen as sarah: I am not going to let you hurt me again.

Abigail: Sarah, what are you doing? Sarah, i’m not kristen.

Gwen as sarah: Don’t try to trick me. Let’s see how you like getting a syringe full of rolf’s drug to scramble your brain.

Abigail: [Grunting]

Rafe: Syringe? What about the murder weapon?

Gwen: Let me finish. Abigail fought back hard. She never was a pushover.

Abigail: [Grunting] What the hell? You? You’re supposed to be– doesn’t matter. You’re going to prison right noW.

Gwen: Abigail, let me explain.

Abigail: You think you’re gonna explain this?

Gwen: This is because sarah, she’s–she’s off her rocker. Everyone she looks at, she thinks is kristen.

Abigail: Oh, I see. So if “sarah” attacked me, then they’d lock her up and you’d get to get rid of her and me at the same time? Is that it?

Gwen: Abigail, please.

Abigail: Is this because of the stupid mug? I get a dose of rolf’s drug because I broke your prison art project?

Gwen: No, this– this is just saline. It’s not even the real thing. I don’t have any of the serum left. I used the last of it on sarah. Look, it doesn’t matter what you think of me anywaY. I’m not that petty. You were just the means to an end.

Rafe: So you’re claiming that you didn’t kill abigail?

Gwen: That is exactly what I am claiming. You already have the murderer behind barS.

Sloan: So what exactly did happen in that room?

Leo: I’m trying to tell you. Gwen called me; she was furious with abigail over some dumb mug she’d made for her dad. She actually wanted me to get a knife and use it to stab abigaiL.

Sloan: And you didn’t think of telling someone that?

Leo: No. We’re besties. But the weird thing was, she’s, like, babbling on about this knife and then there was one right there on the purloined breakfast tray. I mean, talk about crazy karma.

Sloan: That was crazy. Are you telling me that you took the knife upstairs? You were thinking about murder.

[Tense music]

Leo: [Voiceover] Uh, I was thinking about stealing. I told you before, i was not about to leave empty-handed, but I also wasn’t going upstairs without a backup plaN. Trouble is, once I got up there, the bedroom was a little crowded. Hello?

Abigail: [Laughing]

[Speaking indistinctly]

Chad: He’s never seen two people kissing before.

Abigail: In this house, maybe not.

Chad: Mmm. So is this whole– the whole temperature thing, is that real?

Abigail: It’s pretty reliablE. I have some other signs too.

Chad: Well, then let’s seal the deal.

Leo: [Voiceover] I had to wait it out while the two of them did the nasty. But once chad was done with his connubial duties, he took the kids to the movies and abigail stayed behind to work.

Sloan: Hm. And that’s when you–

Leo: Lord, you are impatient. Will you hear me out?

Leo: Now, where was I? Right, once chad was gone, abigail sat down on the bed and got to work on whatever drivel she was writing. I thought I’d be stuck in there forever. If she saw me, i knew it wasn’t going to end well for me, but she wasn’t going anywherE. Then I got a break. Should i have kept going? Of course. But there was a jewelry box right there on the dresser. I took out the knife I’d slipped into my bag, and I used it to jimmy the lock.

Sloan: Okay, back up. I want to know more about the knife. Describe it to mE.

Leo: I told you, it was from my breakfasT. It was very sharP. Steak and eggs, perfectly done.

Sloan: Damn it, leo, focuS. Where’s the knife now? You left the knife there?

Leo: What do you want? I was in a hurry. And then, well, I guess it was there on the bureau when gwen arrived. After I was gone, she must’ve gone upstairs wearing the sarah mask, and the sight of the knife must’ve triggered something dark inside of her. She grabbed the knife, and in a frenzy of rage, killed abigail. That’s the whole story. Now, go tell the chief and get me out of here.

Sloan: Oh, that’s the last thing I’m going to do, no matter what gwen did after you took off.

Rafe: But that’s not the whole story, is it?

Gwen: [Sighs] No. I’m getting to it.

Abigail: I am the means to an end? Boy, I didn’t think you could get more pathetic, but congratulations, you just sunk to a new low. Let me get you a ride back to statesville.

Gwen: No, no, please. Look, I’m begginG. I’m begging you. Please, listen to me.

[Spluttering] This was a horrible plan. I admit that. And, look, you’re fine. And I’m just bloody humiliated. I mean, I’m not going to get xander back, am i? Isn’t that enough?

Abigail: No.

Gwen: Look, let me– I’ll just go back to statesville on my own, and you never have to see me again. We’ll just pretend this never happened, all right?

Abigail: And why would I do that? After everything that you have done? And not just thiS. You still refuse to tell me what you did to my grandmother.

Gwen: I didn’t do anything to her, okay? I swear. It was an accident. It happened exactly the way that I told our father that it happened. And I didn’t tell you that because I–

Abigail: You enjoy torturing me, that’s why.

Gwen: Abigail. I didn’t kill heR. I swear I did not kill her. Let me just go back to statesville. I’ll just serve out the rest of my imprisonment, just– just let me go, please. Please.

[Dramatic music]

Abigail: One hour. And then I’m gonna call the prison and if you are not there, I swear, there is nowhere on this earth where you can hide from me.

Gwen: I don’t deserve that.

Abigail: You deserve to burn in hell is what you deserve.

Gwen: Thank you. You happy now? Now that you know how pathetic I really am?

Shin: I really enjoyed tossing that jerk out in the gutter. Hey, you okay?

Gabi: That bastard. He made me remember the way stefan died and how much I hoped he’d come back.

Shin: If I’d have known you were coming back, I would’ve thrown him out earlier.

Gabi: It’s not your fault.

Shin: Maybe i can help you forget about all that stress.

Gabi: I’d like that.

[Suggestive music]

Rolf: I hope you haven’t touched anything. Those are delicate instruments.

Kristen: Okay, park the attitude. You didn’t call me back.

Rolf: I couldn’T. I was in the midst of a most unpleasant encounter with gabI hernandez. Huh. So tiresome.

Kristen: Okay, you didn’t let her know what was going on down here, did you?

Rolf: Of course not. I’d gone to confront li shin about his attempt to shut down stefan’s life support. I told him i wasn’t having iT. I thought you’d appreciate that.

Kristen: Yeah, well, you know what, forget about li shin. I need you to stay focused. Now, I know he talked to you about erasing stefan’s feelings for gabi. I just–I need to know, can you do that?

Rolf: It will give me great pleasure to wipe out his love for that impudent she-wolf forever.

Kristen: Li and i have slightly different goals. When you bring stefan back, li wants him to have no interest in gabi. But that’s not enough, rolf. I need him to have laser-focused aim on chloe.

Rolf: Hm. Perhaps you’d like him to come back as a nuclear scientist too, hm? But one thing at a time, right? This will be a delicate operation, some would say impossible. I’ll need to amplify his brainwaves just enough to manipulate his memories and feelings, but no more than so that I don’t–

Kristen: So you don’t what?

Rolf: We wouldn’t want to compromise his viability in the process.

Kristen: Uh-huh, meaning?

Rolf: We wouldn’t want to kill him!

Kristen: Okay, you’d better not, rolf.

Rolf: Then let me get to it. I’ll need total concentration… and solitude.

Kristen: Fine. I can do that. But I want results.

[Dramatic music]

Rolf: Work with me here.

Rafe: Well, you’re right. That was really, really pathetic. But it does not get you off the hook for murder.

Gwen: No, I swear, I–

Rafe: You swear, you swear. Listen, after all the lies that you have told, your swearing does not mean squat. I mean, come on. You knew the minute that we picked up leo that you were going to have to come up with some story as to why you were in the room. Now, if you wanted to implicate sarah, you could’ve just put on the mask and attacked anyonE. Why go to that house? Why go to the dimera mansion with an elaborate security system, full of people who loathe you?

Gwen: I–I don’t know. I was–I was crazy. I was crazy, yes, I know. I just wanted to maybe scare her a little bit. But, god, I didn’t want to kill her. And everything I have said lines up with what you already know. I ran out of that house, and lucas saw me.

Rafe: Oh yeah, lucas saw you. He says he saw you drop something that might’ve been the murder weapon.

Gwen: It was the syringe. I dropped the syringe. I ran out of that house as fast as I could, and then I hid the mask, I ditched the syringe, and– yes, i made it back a little bit late to bed check. I did not know abigail was dead until the next day. She was alive when I left the house. Can leo say the same thing?

Leo: I don’t see why you don’t believe me.

Sloan: Oh, no, I actually do believe you. But telling the police that you were in possession of what’s most likely the murder weapon could be disastrous for you. It puts you in the room, alone with the victim, with the murder weapon.

Leo: Leo in the boudoir with the knife.

Sloan: Yes, and as we know of now, went missing after you left it behind. From here on out, this stays between us. At least until they slam the door on gwen rizczech.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: So it was gwen all along.

Jack: I’m so sorry.

Chad: What about leo? Where does he fit in?

Jennifer: We don’t know. Are you okay? Chad…say something.

Chad: I’m going to go make the kids dinner.

Rafe: What?

Sloan: Oh, well, gee, I’m sorry to bother you with such trivial matters such as justice and rights of the accused. But now that you have the real murderer in custody, call the da and tell her to let my client go.

Rafe: Okay, did you–did you really go to law school? Listen, without the murder charge, trask has more than enough to hold leo without bail, okay? Breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, robbery–I mean, a murder charge is still a possibility, all right? So yeah, I’m gonna go ahead, and I’m gonna hold on to my two suspects.

Gwen: You threw me under the bus, matty, just to save your own skin. Well, two can play that game.

Leo: Oh, yeah, yeah, just what lies did you tell them, gwen?

Shin: Are you hungry? Should I order room service? Gabi?

GabI: Huh?

Shin: Hey. Where’d you go just now?

Gabi: [Laughs drily]

Shin: You still thinking about stefan?

GabI: Not exactly. I just– I can’t get that thing that rolf said out of my mind. If I knew what he was able to achieve, I’d be on my knees, thank him? What–what do you think he meant by that?

Rolf: So gabi, I’m a joke, am i? Hmm? A loser? Ha!

[Suspenseful music]

Rolf: FinallY.

[Dramatic music]

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[Knock at door]

Brady: Hey, are you busy?

Marlena: Hey, what a nice surprise!

Brady: Oh, you don’t know the half of it.


Marlena: Oh, no! Look at you, rachel! Get over here!

[Laughs] Ooh, that’s my girl.

Chloe: Look, I know it’s a lot to read, but I added 178 pages of documentation that would answer every question the merino legal team could possibly have.

Kristen: Hmm. So how long did this take you?

Chloe: Almost three weeks.

Kristen: Mm, well, that’s too bad. You’re not gonna get paid for those three weeks.

Chloe: What?

Kristen: Well, basic black can’t afford to spend good money on unnecessary reports. And what ceo has time to read this busy work?

Chloe: Well, if it’s too complicated for you, I’m sure I can–

Kristen: Do you think insults are a good tactic at this moment? Boil this down to under 20 pages.

Chloe: 20 pages?

Kristen: And do it quickly, or I’m afraid I’m going to have to–

Chloe: What, what? Write me up again?

Kristen: Oh, chloe, I’m gonna do more than that. Your job requires more than a background in steno pool.

Chloe: You know that’s not where I came from.

Kristen: Mm, I’m fully aware of where you came from.

Chloe: Excuse me?

Kristen: You’re unqualified for this job, chloe. And I have no choice but to tell gabi and the board that this important deal had to be delayed again because of your incompetence, mm?

[Phone line trilling]

Li: Hello?

Gabi: Hi, li, bad time?

Li: Please don’t tell me there’s another holdup with the merino deal.

Gabi: I’m expecting a proposal from brady’s office this morning.

Li: Good.

Gabi: Well, it’s such a beautiful day, and I’m having some lunch in the park. You wanna join me?

Li: Oh, sounds nice, but unfortunately, I have a meeting.

Gabi: Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying.

[Knock at door] Is someone there?

Li: Probably just the maid.

Ava: Why don’t you tell rafe the truth, that gwen and i are just friends.

Ej: Just friends don’t usually break each other out of prison, do they? And the fact that you did your “just friend” that favor the night that abigail was killed, well, that certainly is vital information, don’t you think?

Ava: Here. If you’re so sure of what you heard, go ahead. Call the police right now.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Li: I’m gonna have to go if i want to make that meeting. Enjoy your lunch.

Gabi: See you later.

Li: Sure, goodbye. What do you mean showing up here? We agreed to meet in your lab.

Rolf: Do you think I’m stupid? I know it was you.

Li: What are you talking about?

Rolf: You know damned well what I’m talking about. You tried to kill stefano’s son!

Johnny: Having a picnic on company time, I see.

Gabi: Yeah, don’t tell anybody.

Johnny: Your secret’s safe with me.

Gabi: Thank you.

Johnny: You know, I’ve been meaning to reach out to you. I’m sorry I haven’t yet.

Gabi: I’m sorry, I have no clue what you’re–

Johnny: It’s just the longer I waited, the harder it got and I just–

Gabi: The harder what got?

Johnny: Gabi. I think I owe you an apology.

Ej: You’re bluffing.

Ava: Did you happen to record what you heard me say to gwen?

Ej: No.

Ava: You’re a lawyer. You know that your statement about a conversation eavesdropped on is hearsay.

Ej: You’re familiar with the federal rules of evidence?

Ava: I’m a vitali.

Ej: And I’m an officer of the court. If your friend, gwen, killed my sister-in-law–

Ava: Gwen didn’t kill anybody.

Ej: Oh, and I should just take your word for that because you’re such an upstanding citizen? I heard you accusing her just now. You have no idea what she did or didn’t do.

Ava: You asked me to give you one good reason why you shouldn’t call the cops. I did.

Ej: I didn’t expect us to be discussing the hearsay rule.

Ava: Oh. What did you want me to say?

Ej: That in exchange for my silence, you will sign jake’s shares in dimera enterprises over to me.

Marlena: Sounds to me like you had a really good time and a really good trip.

Brady: It was; my favorite part was getting to pick you up. Do you remember when I told you that I wanted to talk to grandma a little bit? Okay, could you maybe listen to some music on the couch over here and just hang out? It won’t be long, okay? Okay, here you go.

Marlena: I swear she’s grown 2 inches since I saw her last.

Brady: I think you’re right. Thank you for letting me bring her here. I wanted her to feel that this was a comfortable place, sort of a neutral territory.

Marlena: I’m not sure I understand what you’re getting at.

Brady: I’ve decided to give kristen a chance to see her.

Chloe: So for the last three weeks, you’ve been saying, “this is too vague,” or “you need to be more specific,” so I did what you asked, and now you’re asking me to pare this thing down to 20 pages?

Kristen: Chloe, if you don’t like my management style, you can just quit.

Chloe: I’m not gonna give you the satisfaction of driving me out. But even if you did succeed, do you really think that you can come between brady and me?

Kristen: You’re not the great love of his life, you know?

Chloe: That’s not what he said last night when we were making love– whoa, what are you do– were you gonna hit me?

Kristen: You slut. You’re such a slut, huh? Yeah, no, you know what? I’m not gonna hit you. Uh-uh. See, I’m gonna drive this stake right through your cold little heart. Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Ava: So you’re gonna blackmail me?

Ej: I see it as giving you options. You can’t say that I haven’t been hospitable. I’m not ordering you to move out.

Ava: Oh, so if I sign over my shares to you, I get to stay and live in the mansion?

Ej: With all the privileges and benefits accorded to my brother’s widow.

Ava: Oh, so it’s bribery and blackmail.

Ej: However you want to put it.

Ava: Oh, you got nothing on me. I mean, why would I break gwen out of prison? Hm, you know, I’m the one who ratted on her to the da.

Ej: Then why do I keep walking in on the two of you having tte–ttes in the living room?

Ava: Maybe because you’ve got such a well-stocked bar here.

Ej: Ava, dear. We both know what I heard. And I think rafe will be very interested to hear it.

Ava: Rafe is not gonna believe a word that you have to say. He hates you more than he hates me. But you know what, go ahead. Be my guest, make the call, waste rafe’s time, and make an enemy out of me. See where that gets you.

Johnny: I’ve been filled in on some of the stuff I did while I was, you know…

Gabi: Possessed by the devil?

Johnny: God, yeah, wow, as many times as I say that, I just can’t make it sound casual, and, anyway, it seems I did a number on you.

Gabi: Oh, you mean us almost having sex on my desk?

Johnny: Wait, that happened, and I don’t remember it?

Gabi: Do not worry. It was not memorable.

Johnny: Okay. Ow, that hurts.

Gabi: Good!

Johnny: Look, the thing I feel worst about is– I don’t know, I just feel like you and my uncle, jake, you might still be together if I–if the devil hadn’t–

Gabi: No, no, we wouldn’T. Jake’s dead, and you had nothing to do with it.

Johnny: Yeah, but the reason you guys broke up was because you thought he sold you out to victor kiriakis–it was me. And I am truly sorry for that.

Gabi: I appreciate you saying that, but, well, the truth is, you did me a little favor.

Johnny: How?

Gabi: Well, when jake refused to believe me, believe what I actually saw with my own eyes, I realized that he would never trust me. You know, why would he? We built our relationship on me wanting him to be somebody else.

Johnny: Stefan.

Gabi: Yeah, and then when jake died so suddenly, it brought back all those memories of the worst night of my life, of stefan dying so suddenly. So don’t feel bad about jake and me. I mean, I was out of his life for, what, 15 minutes before ava vitali was in his bed?

Johnny: And then he married her.

Gabi: Yeah, then he married her. Everything happened so quickly, I forgot about that, but it doesn’t matter because I’m with li shin, and we’re very happy.

Johnny: I’m glad, I’m glad. So does that mean you and me, we’re okay? I wish you and li the best.

Rolf: You went against your word, damn it! Turning off stefan’s life support.

Li: Temporarily.

Rolf: It would’ve been permanently had you not been caught. This, after you assured me you would not harm him! You said you only wanted to delay his recovery long enough to cement your relationship with ms. Hernandez.

Li: I had a moment of doubt, what can I say?

Rolf: Your moment of doubt would’ve caused all those years of my work to go up in smoke!

Li: You don’t care any more about stefan than I do. He’s a science fair project to you, a feather in your cap.

Rolf: And an obstacle to you.

Li: Hm, so basically, we’re on the same page.

Rolf: I assured kristen that you will not have an opportunity to get near her brother again.

Li: Oh, come on. Kristen’s show of sisterly love for stefan and jake is really a matter of shares of stock. So I proposed a slight change in the plan for stefan. She liked it.

Rolf: What is this plan?

Li: Once stefan has been miraculously brought back to life, I want him to immediately become attracted to–

Rolf: Chloe lane.

Li: So she told you?

Rolf: What does that have to do with business?

Li: Every story is a business story. Ms. Lane is getting in kristen’s way. And I need kristen to be happy and on my side. So can you make it happen?

Marlena: Brady.

Brady: Hmm?

Marlena: Are you sure you want to let kristen see her?

Brady: I do, and I don’T. I mean, kristen’s been asking for months, but when she was at statesville, I didn’t think that was appropriate to bring rachel there. But now that she’s out, I don’t have that excuse anymore.

Marlena: I understand.

Brady: She loves her mom. She keeps asking me why she can’t see her mom.

Marlena: Yeah, well, I understand that too. Kristen can be very unpredictable.

Brady: She can, but not so much when she’s with rachel. She adores her. I just–I don’t want to tell– I don’t want to tell rachel who her mother is and what she has done until she’s older.

Marlena: You’re such a good dad.

Brady: Well, I do know that I’m not being completely selfless in this. I mean, since kristen has gotten out of the joint, she’s been very noisy about wanting to revisit the custody agreement.

Marlena: Oh, dear.

Brady: And that’s not the worst of it. She’s installed herself at basic black under li shin, so she’s been lording her power over chloe ever since.

Marlena: What do you think she’s looking for in terms of custody?

Brady: She says– she says she wants joint, but I wouldn’t put it past her to go for full. Marlena, I cannot let that happen. I mean, maybe if I play nice, kristen will play nice in return.

Chloe: Whoa, you’re actually gonna kill me in this office? How would that work out for you?

Kristen: Well, if you haven’t noticed, chloe, I have a certain gift for getting myself out of jams.

[Phone ringing]

Kristen: It’s brady. Hi. Chloe and I were just talking about you.

Brady: You said you wanted to see rachel when she got back. She and I are at marlena’s office.

Kristen: Right now?

Brady: Yeah.

Kristen: I’ll be there. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Rolf: The problem is, I’m not sure I can do what you’re asking.

Li: Come on, you’re a genius. You kept a guy with no heart alive for four years.

Rolf: That is true.

Li: All I want is for you to make stefan forget he ever loved gabi.

Rolf: You think such a thing is easy? The emotion center of the brain is not my area of expertise!

Li: Don’t be modest. I heard you put a chip in hope brady’s brain, made her think she was a dead european princess.

Rolf: Yes, I did do that. But–

Li: I have faith in you, rolf. If anyone can make stefan fall back in love with chloe lane, it has to be you.

Chloe: Hey, I’m sorry, but we need to talk.

Gabi: Oh, that was fast.

Chloe: What do you mean?

Gabi: I just told your secretary I needed the merino report, and, well, here you are.I really need to talk to you

Gabi: What else is there? Kristen says this is not ready to go to the client–

Chloe: Kristen–kristen just tried to murder me.

Gabi: For real?

Kristen: Yeah, with a letter opener because she wants brady.

Gabi: Uh, did you go to the police?

Chloe: No.

Gabi: Okay, well, I mean, you’re not dead.

Chloe: I would be dead if she hadn’t gotten a phone call from brady; I’d have a letter opener through my heart. I’m sorry, just going to work now feels like I’m risking my life. I can’t sleep, I get stress headaches, and I don’t want to live like this. But I don’t think hr can handle this kind of a problem.

Gabi: Maybe you should just resign.

Chloe: No! I have a son to support.

Gabi: Okay, yeah, no, I get that. Maybe try not to escalate the situation, hm?

Chloe: And just do nothing?

Gabi: Well, you know kristen. She’s probably not even gonna be here that–

Chloe: Oh, she will be here. As long as brady and rachel are here, she’s not going anywhere. And she’s convinced that I’m the only thing that’s keeping them from being together.

Gabi: I just don’t think is the hill to die on.

Chloe: Can we not talk about dying? Please, I’m just asking you, can you talk to her? Can you tell her to leave me alone?

Gabi: If I do that, she’s gonna flip on me.

Chloe: That lady flipped like 20 years ago.

Gabi: It means she’s gonna side up with ej, and then he’s gonna kick me out of this office in about two seconds. Look, I’m sorry, I can’t do that. My hands are tied.

Ej: I suppose I don’t need to involve the police yet.

Ava: Good answer.

Ej: Given that leo stark currently occupies the suspect of the week cell at salem city jail.

Ava: He looks good for abigail’s murder, don’t you think?

Ej: Hmm, they all did. Until they had alibis. If stark has one as well, I’m making that call.

Ava: Ah, so we are right back where we started, except that now everything is out in the open. Look, I know the only reason you invited me to move in here was to get your hands on my dimera shares, but now you’ve completely shown your hand. Oh, and for the record, if I was going to let go of those shares, which is highly unlikely, the person I’d give them to would be your one and only sister, kristen. Because we actually do get along.

Brady: Do you think rachel could benefit from seeing a child psychologist?

Kristen: Rachel doesn’t need a therapist. All she needs is her mama.

Rachel: Mommy!

Kristen: Right, baby? Ha! Oh, my god. Everything is gonna be all right now, sweetheart, hm? Mama’s here, yeah. Oh, baby. Pool floaties are like whooping cough.

Ej: You’d be foolish to pit me against my sister right now. Her loyalty will always be to family.

Ava: Yeah, well, I’m family now too. And jake would be rolling over in his grave right now if he knew how you were treating his widow.

Ej: But he doesn’t know, does he? And he won’T.

Ava: Yeah, well, so much for the gracious host making me feel welcome.

Ej: You can always move out.

Ava: Oh, I’m not going anywhere, ej, and if you expect anything in return for your generosity–

Ej: You think you can live here indefinitely without offering me something in return?

Ava: You can go straight to hell.

Johnny: What’s going on here?

Ava: Ask your father.

[Tense music]

Chloe: So you’re saying that if kristen murders me at the office, you won’t care?

Gabi: I’m just saying she doesn’t to get sent back to statesville. I mean, she lives for her daughter.

Chloe: Yeah, and for brady. And that little stunt she pulled today in the office was her showing me that she means business.

Gabi: I wish I could help you.

Chloe: Oh, you know kristen could hurt you too.

Gabi: How?

Chloe: You know she doesn’t give a damn about basic black, or this proposal, or the merger. All she cares about is pushing me out of brady’s life.

Gabi: Look, even if you’re right, she’s still a dimera, and I’m not. I have absolutely no power over her.

Chloe: Ugh. I guess I should’ve figured you’d do this.

Gabi: Sorry, what does that mean?

Chloe: Oh, come on, don’t tell me you’ve forgotten. Me and stefan? We were together, and we were happy, and then you just swooped right in, and you slept with him, and you took him away from me.

Rolf: Even if I could make stefan feel an attraction to chloe, how do you know chloe would return his feelings? I’m a doctor, not a matchmaker.

Li: I don’t care what chloe feels. I just want to keep stefan from going after gabi. Your friend kristen’s the one who wants stefan to break up chloe and brady. If that doesn’t happen, it’s her problem, not mine.

Kristen: Oh, you have grown up so much since the last time I saw you. You’re so pretty. Baby.

Rachel: I missed you, mommy.

Kristen: Not as much as I missed you. I got your valentine, and I really wanted to send you one, but I couldn’T. You know what I do? I keep yours with me everywhere I go. See? Yeah, and guess what else. I have in here a little present for you. It’s yours, open it up.

Rachel: It’s a necklace!

Kristen: Yeah. It’s a very special necklace. It’s called a locket. And see, we open it up.

[Gasps] Oh, and there we are. And that’s daddy, and that’s me, and the little baby I’m holding, that’s you. It’s when we were a family, the three of us together.

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Johnny: So what’s going on with you and ava?

Ej: Oh, we were having a disagreement about the company.

Johnny: What does ava have to do with dimera enterprises?

Ej: She could vote your uncle jake’s shares with me, and we can send gabi hernandez packing, but ava doesn’t see it that way.

Johnny: You know, it was pretty obvious from the get-go when you invited her to move in here that it wasn’t about taking care of your brother’s widow. It’s about controlling his shares.

Ej: Before you get too comfortable up there on the moral high ground, let me remind you that ava’s marriage to your uncle jake is highly suspect.

Johnny: How so?

Ej: Well, she did marry him shortly before he was shot to death.

Johnny: Are you saying you think ava is responsible for jake’s death?

Ej: No. And neither did the police. But I do believe the marriage is suspect.

Johnny: Because he was killed the same day she married him.

Ej: Of course.

Johnny: Yeah, man, she’s got to be shell-shocked.

Ej: Oh, believe me, that woman is always capable of thinking clearly. And she never stops acting in her own best interests.

Johnny: Or maybe she’s just trying to do what she thinks jake would’ve wanted, and maybe jake would’ve wanted gabi to stay right where she is. And it sounds like you’re asking her to just say to hell with what he wanted.

Ej: I don’t think ava really cares about what jake would’ve wanted.

Johnny: What does that mean?

Ej: That the poor widow isn’t as grief-stricken as you seem to think.

Gabi: What happened between stefan and me was not about hurting you. At first, I wanted to get back at him because he was part of the reason I went to prison for something I didn’t do. I never expected to fall in love with him. It just happened. I thought that I’d been in love before, but stefan was the first. He was the only man who ever really loved me back.

Chloe: Okay, I’m sorry. I was trying to make you feel guilty, and now I just– I feel guilty. Come on, please don’t cry, okay? I’m sorry, I just– I was just very hurt and angry when stefan dumped me for you. But realistically, he and I would’ve never lasted. I mean, good grief, vivian would’ve been my mother-in-law. Brady and I are together, and you and stefan were obviously meant to be.

Gabi: Till the day he died.

Rolf: Have you had a frank conversation with kristen about her plan for stefan and chloe?

Li: She’s a smart woman. She’ll figure out what to do. You said that she told you that she’s on board with my plan.

Rolf: More or less.

Li: Then it seems to me you have your marching orders. So why don’t you go back to your lab and start working on stefan right away.

Kristen: Would you like mommy to put this on you?

Brady: Sweetie? Sweetie, are you hungry? It’s probably time for a snack, right?

Rachel: No, I’m fine.

Marlena: Why don’t I take you to the cafeteria because I think they have that chocolate milk that you like, and you can tell me more about your trip?

Rachel: Can mom come with us?

Kristen: No, sweetie. I need to stay here and talk with daddy. But you know what? I’m gonna see you soon, I promise. You know, you go with marlena, okay, sweetheart? Here, hey. All right. I’ll see you soon.

Brady: What the hell are you doing?

Kristen: What do you mean?

Brady: The locket, really?

Kristen: You’re angry because I gave a present to my own child? I have been carrying that around with me for ages while I wait for a chance to see her. And I do–I thank you for giving me that chance.

Brady: You are making me wish that I hadn’T. Do you understand that that necklace is gonna put ideas into her head? Kristen: Okay–

Brady: That’s exactly what you wanted, kristen.

Kristen: What ideas, brady? It’s just a picture of the three of us.

Brady: That necklace is gonna give her hope that we are somehow gonna be a family again.

Kristen: Well, who says we won’t? No matter who you are,

Gabi: Let me take a look at that report.

Chloe: Yeah.

Gabi: Oh, wow. Well, this is pretty detailed. I mean, what was kristen’s problem with it?

Chloe: Well, apparently, my first draft was too vague, and now this one is too long. So basically, nothing I do is going to please her.

Gabi: It’s not about what pleases her. What’s all this footnote action at the end here?

Chloe: Almost 200 pages of documentation that kristen said that she wanted.

Gabi: All right, you know what, toss it, send it to me again asap please. And I’m gonna do what I can.

Chloe: Thank you.

Gabi: But you do know that kristen is just gonna come up with some new way to torture you.

Chloe: I know, but I’m not quitting. She needs to know that two can play at that game of hers. Kristen needs to know that she’s not the only one who can play hardball.

Brady: I can’t believe I have to say this to you again. I will. You and I are never getting together again, ever. I let you see rachel because that’s what rachel wanted, but make no mistake, if you start trying to turn her against chloe, or if you keep making these ridiculous promises to her about you and I–

Kristen: I did not make any promises. I did not make any promises, brady. I love her, and I would never use her to–

Brady: You would never– you would never use her? That’s exactly what you did. You haven’t seen her in months. The first thing you do is start rhapsodizing about how we used to be a family, like we were in some vine-covered cottage in some damn fairy tale, kristen. The truth is, she just didn’t understand the fact that we were on the run because her mother was convicted of stabbing her great-grandfather in the heart. Remember that?

Kristen: Brady, hey, you– you know why I did that.

Brady: Damn it, kristen, that little girl’s been through enough. She’s finally getting a little stability in her life. I really want to keep it that way.

Kristen: Don’t you think I want that for her too?

Brady: Make no mistake, just because she wants you in her life doesn’t mean that I’m gonna do whatever you want, okay?

Kristen: You cannot keep her away from me because that would be heartless and cruel.

Brady: Oh, that’s hilarious coming from you, the mother that wanted to kidnap her own daughter to keep her away from her father.

Kristen: I was wrong. And you– I was desperate, brady.

Brady: You’re always, always desperate.

Kristen: Where are you going?

Brady: I’m going to pick up our daughter, and I’m going to take her home because this visit is over.

Kristen: Okay, wait, just– oh, my god, just wait. When do I get to see her again?

Brady: When do you get to– I’ll tell you when you get to see her again. You get to see her again when you stop putting your needs in front of your daughter’S. You get to see her when you are the mother that she needs right now.

Kristen: How dare you speak to me that way!

Brady: I’m just calling it as I see it.

Kristen: [Groans]

Johnny: Ava, you decent?

Ava: Yeah. Oh, come on in.

Johnny: You all right?

Ava: Yeah, I will be.

Johnny: I’m sorry about the way my dad’s treating you. It’s not…

Ava: Yeah, well, he’s pressuring me to give him jake’s shares, and when I told him i wouldn’t, he said he was gonna kick me out.

Johnny: What’d you say to him?

Ava: Well, I’m no pushover, kid. I’m not going anywhere.

Johnny: Good. You know, my dad, he’s– he’s pretty much screwed it up with my mom, and I guess everyone else. So I think he’s just really one-track minded about getting the company back. But that doesn’t give him an excuse to walk all over you, right? You know, not after everything you’ve been through. I’m sorry he did that.

Ava: You’re sweet. I grew up in a mob family. I’m not gonna let ej dimera rattle me.

Johnny: He the reason you were crying?

Ava: Oh, no, no, no. It’s just been… these last months, years been kind of tough. You know, turning my back on my family and just bouncing around, and then… my youngest son went and got himself murdered. And my oldest son, my pride and joy, he couldn’t take it here anymore, so he just–he moved out west. Then my precious jake. You know, to lose him too, it’s– anyway, it was just, you know, it all just became a bit much, but I’m okay. I will be okay because I always am.

Johnny: If you ever need anyone to talk to, I’m here, so…

Ava: Thank you.

Johnny: Yep.

[Tense music]

We women are in the know about everything.

Johnny: Well, I just got back from a run, so I should probably go hit the shower.

Ava: Thanks for being here for me.

Johnny: Sure.

[Soft music]

Chloe: It’s such a cute picture. You were really a beautiful baby.

Rachel: Mommy says that picture is when we were a family.

Brady: Yeah, that was a long time ago, sweetie.

Rachel: I want to be a family again.

Marlena: I didn’t think you’d still be here.

Kristen: I was hoping brady would bring rachel back to say goodbye.

Marlena: No, no. No, she’s jet-lagged. And she wanted to see chloe.

Kristen: Oh, you said that to hurt me.

Marlena: I said that to help you face reality. Brady and chloe are together. They love each other. Nothing you can do could change that.

Rolf: I can’t promise to program stefan’s feelings in accordance with your wishes and kristen’S. I can only promise to do my best work.

Li: That’s all I can ask. I have faith in you, rolf. Please, keep me updated on your progress.

Rolf: I will.

Gabi: Why didn’t you tell me you were meeting up with this creep? What do you two have to meet about?

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Steve: Freeze!

Stephanie: Papa, don’t shoot!

Steve: Stephanie?

Stephanie: Yes, it’s me. And would you put that thing away and come give your daughter a hug?

Kayla: So, what happened?

Chad: I broke a glass in my hand.

Kayla: How’d you manage to do that?

Chad: Found out who killed my wife. And I lost it. It was leo stark.

Leo: Problem, counselor?

Sloan: You think?

Leo: You’re the lawyer. I’m just the eye candy around here.

Sloan: Well, it was all that I could do to convince those salivating cops–

Leo: I’m listening.

Sloan: To give me a moment alone with my client after that little outburst. So, let’s get one thing straight, mr. Stark.

Leo: Please, ms. Petersen, call me leo; all my friends do. Well, actually, some of them call me matty. Probably best not to remind the fuzz of the whole double-identity sitch.

Sloan: Fine, leo. But just to remind you, I’m only taking this case on for the publicity and any possible profits from the book sales of your sordid little story. Nonetheless, if you want me to defend you against these very serious charges, you cannot go off half-cocked making promises to the salem pd that you cannot deliver on. Do you understand?

Leo: First of all, “half-cocked”? Please. And who says I can’t deliver what I’m offering? I said I know who killed abigail dimera, and I do.

Xander: Sarah! I figured it out in the shower!

Sarah: What did you figure out, baby?

Xander: How we’re going to force ava vitali to admit what she did, that she helped gwen break out of prison so she could kill abigail.

Ava: What, is the air-conditioning on the fritz in this mausoleum? Oh, no, no, wait, let me guess. You were hunting poor people for sport on the secluded part of the grounds.

Ej: The legendary vitali wit.

Ava: Ooh, how about this? You were being chased through the moors all night by a werewolf only to be saved by the sunrise.

Ej: Ah, a british one. How clever, but no.

Ava: Oh! You are the werewolf?

Ej: Oh, sorry, but I don’t think there was a full moon last night. So, you’re safe for now. Actually, I just topped off an invigorating fencing workout.

Ava: Mm, fencing. Fencing, yes. I should’ve known.

Ej: Yes, indeed. Anyway, as I was saying, I just topped that off with 20 minutes in the sauna. It was quite refreshing. Perhaps next time you and your sharp wit should join me.

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[Soft orchestration]

Ava: Are you seriously comin’ on to your late brother’s grieving widow?

Ej: Au contraire, I was merely promoting the well-documented health benefits of a nice sauna bath. You know, studies show not only does it provide much-needed relaxation, but it also aids in detoxifying the body and reducing vascular diseases.

Ava: Hmm. Well, looks like someone’s in the pocket of big sauna. Thank you for the health lesson, dr. House.

Ej: Ooh, there’s that wit again, but really if you must liken me to a fictional physician, I’d much prefer that mcsteamy chap.

Ava: Maybe leave the wit to the professionals.

Ej: All kidding aside, I apologize if my invitation seemed untoward. I know how much your short but sweet marriage to my brother, jake, still means to you.

[Dramatic music]

Xander: And then we’ll sneak into the dimera mansion dressed as plumbers–

Sarah: Baby.

Xander: I’m gonna wear a fake mustache. I don’t think you could pull that off, but maybe like a wig or–how about a scar? Anyway, once we’re in, we’ll infiltrate ava’s bedroom–

Sarah: Xander.

Xander: And I will I plant a bug underneath her humidifier and I agree, escaping is probably gonna be a little difficult, but I believe there’s a series of air ducts there and we can probably like john mcclane our way–

Sarah: Xander.

Xander: Darling, I think this is gonna work.

Sarah: Yes, maybe, if gwen was the one that did kill abigail, but–

Xander: But what?

Sarah: [Sighs] Not if it was someone else.

Sloan: So you’re telling me that you’ve known this whole time who killed abigail dimera, and you’re just now coming forward with the information? Even if I manage to prevent you from going away for murder, the da will have a damn good case against you for obstruction of justice.

Leo: Did I say I knew the whole time?

Sloan: Well, you can bet that melinda trask will argue that you should’ve proffered this information the second you knew the killer’s identity, and she’ll be right!

Leo: What if i was just trying to protect someone I care about?

Sloan: You are facing a first-degree murder charge! This is not the time for dale carnegie’s “how to win friends and influence people.”

Leo: Never read it. Now, “the joys of gay sex”? That one I highly recommend.

Sloan: I need you to focus, leo. I need you to tell me who killed abigail dimera, and I need you to tell me now.

Kayla: So how did leo get into the tunnels in the first place?

Chad: Gwen.

Kayla: Sorry.

Chad: It just never ends with her. You know, those two go way back, both birthed from the bowels of hell together.

Kayla: So you really think that she was involved?

Chad: She’s been obsessed with my wife since she came to salem. She blames abigail for being the daughter who got it all. You know, she got to grow up with jack as her father while she was raised by some dysfunctional, screwy mother, as if abby had it all. You know, from what I heard, jack wouldn’t have won any father of the year awards while abigail and jj were growing up.

Kayla: It’s a bit harsh, isn’t it, chad? I mean, do you think that jack deserves that? He just lost his daughter.

Chad: Yeah, I do. And more. He was at the hotel room when I confronted her. Stood by her the whole time, and she said she didn’t know anything about any of this and he just backed her all the way.

Kayla: That must’ve been hard to hear.

Chad: Yeah, and then the daughter that he knew and loved his whole life was cut down in her prime and he still defends the bad seed.

Kayla: Chad, you’re a father. Surely, you could understand jack not wanting to believe that gwen had anything to do with abigail’s death. I mean, it’s horrible enough to lose one daughter, but to think that another child is responsible?

Stephanie: You scared the hell out of me, dad.

Steve: That makes two of us. But I sure am happy to see you. I have missed you so much.

Stephanie: I’ve missed you too. So why’d you come in here, gun literally blazing?

Steve: Well, I got an alert that the security alarm went off. And I wonder how that happened.

Stephanie: Guilty. Took me a minute to remember the code– emily & gideon 4eva. I thought mom stopped setting the house alarm because there was, like, a glitch or something.

Steve: She did. I asked her to start using it again.

Stephanie: Why?

Steve: I’m sorry to have to tell you this, baby girl, but orpheus is back, and he’s targeting our family again.

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Xander: [Sighs] That sick, sadistic bastard. Pretending to be a magical sprite. But betraying a child’s sense of wonder and belief in the fantastic, all the while, laying in wait to kill the lad’s mother.

Sarah: Mm-hmm.

Xander: God, it’s like something straight out of “dateline nbc.”

Sarah: Yeah. I guess our theory about gwen and ava being involved in abigail’s murder just kind of goes out the window now.

Xander: Not so fast, my love. I wouldn’t go issuing any get out of jail free cards for that gruesome twosome just yet.

[Doorbell ringing]

Ava: Where is that damn butler when you need him? Don’t worry, harold, I’ll get it–wouldn’t want to inconvenience you. What the hell are you doing here?

Gwen: Is that any way to greet a friend?

Ava: Come on in, why don’t you? Have to say, I wasn’t expecting a visit from you.

Gwen: Since when do you and I stand on ceremony? Oh, I see how it is. Now that you’re a bona fide dimera wife living the high life in the big, grand mansion, you’re just too posh to receive a visit from a lowly peon like me, unannounced no less, is that it?

Ava: Yes, well, we high society types do prefer that our visitors call ahead. But don’t worry, I’ll still consort with a select few peons from time to time.

Gwen: Oh, well, how very benevolent of you. Far be it from me to waste your precious time. Just thought I’d pop in and put your mind at ease now that the news is out.

Ava: What news?

Gwen: You haven’t heard? Leo stark is in custody. They think that he killed my sister.

Leo: This isn’t easy for me, okay? This particular friend and I go way back.

Sloan: How touching. Is the rhoda to your mary gonna be there to hold your hand when the state decides to give you the needle?

Leo: Please don’t say that. I hate needles. One spring break, I was supposed to get a tramp stamp to match my spiritual twin, britney spears, but I passed out at the tattoo parlor before they could prick me. I guess there is a first time for everything.

Sloan: As fascinating and revelatory as your stories full of skeevy double entendres may be, could we possibly get back to the matter at hand? Namely, keeping you from going down for a murder rap?

Leo: Fine, fine, be that way.

Sloan: So what about this proof you say you have, that your friend killed mrs. Dimera? Does it really exist?

Leo: Oh, it exists all right.

Kayla: Sorry, I know it hurts.

Chad: It’s fine.

Kayla: You really did quite a number on yourself here.

Chad: It’s really not that big of a deal.

Kayla: I’m not so sure about that. Shingles.

Stephanie: Thanks.

Steve: You’re welcome.

Stephanie: [Sighs] Dad, I hate to see you this shook up. I mean, okay, so orpheus is out of statesville.

Steve: Which is a travesty to begin with.

Stephanie: And yes, he did send mom some flowers.

Steve: Yellow freakin’ roses.

Stephanie: But still.

Steve: But still what?

Stephanie: The steven earl johnson I know, my big, strong protective papa, that guy wouldn’t have blinked at all that. He would’ve already found a way to neutralize the threat, and with time to spare for a round of poker with the boys, and he would’ve cleaned up too. He would’ve emptied the pockets of john, abe, and roman.

Steve: Don’t you doubt it, baby. Remember, I am still your big, strong, protective papa, and I’ve already found a way to neutralize orpheus.

Stephanie: So what are you waiting for? What’s the problem?

Steve: The problem is, little sweetness, mama sweetness won’t let me eliminate the son of a bitch.

Kayla: You know, I’m not worried about this injury, chad. It’s not serious, thankfully. I’m worried about you hurting yourself again.

Chad: It was just an accident. Like I said, I just lost my temper. But I’m not acting out or anything, kayla. My problem isn’t that I’m suicidal. My problem is that I am homicidal.

Kayla: Don’t say that.

Chad: That’s the truth. You know what I wish for? I wish that rafe would leave me alone with stark, turn a blind eye for five minutes with none of the police station cameras, no guards, no lawyers, just me and him– five precious minutes, me and him and justice– justice for my abigail.

Kayla: Do you really think that killing leo is going to end your pain?

Chad: What makes you think I want my pain to stop?

Kayla: Why wouldn’t you want that?

Chad: Because it’s all I have, and if that goes away, then I have nothing. So I can’t do that. I can’t let her go. I will not let her go.

Sloan: Okay, I think we can work with that, and do you really have this evidence?

Leo: It’s right where I told you.

Rafe: Well, well, well, if it isn’t sloan petersen.

Sloan: Hello, rafe. It’s been a long time.

Rafe: Yeah, not long enough.

Leo: Rude! I like it.

Sloan: So, I see that detectives hunter and brady realized they were out of their depth and decided to call in the big gun.

Leo: Just how big is that gun, mr. Commissioner?

Rafe: My detectives got called in on another case, so I’m just stepping in, but they did warn me that you are representing the talented mr. Stark here.

Leo: Talented? You make me blush.

Sloan: They warned you? Should I take offense?

Rafe: I didn’t realize you were so easily insulted. I would’ve thought that salem’s most prolific ambulance chaser would have a thicker skin, after all.

Leo: Um, commish, if I may? How thick is your skin?

Sloan: Thick enough apparently to withstand being the most bumbling commissioner in the history of the salem police department. So did I hear right, rafe, that your girlfriend’s successfully managed to frame you for being a dirty cop after she found out you were cheating on her?

Rafe: I’ve been exonerated. Yeah, and that’s “ex-girlfriend.” See, now, I’m a happily married man.

Sloan: Well, I’ll send my condolences to the not-so-lucky lady.

Leo: Ooh! It is getting hot in here! Is it not? All this cross talk, I feel just like rosalind russell.

Rafe: All right! Enough of the nonsense. Detectives brady and hunter have already told me about leo’s bogus claims.

Sloan: I can assure you there’s nothing bogus about them. My client knows who killed abigail dimera, and he has proof.

Rafe: Oh yeah? Well, out with it.

Leo: Yes, sir.

Sloan: Leo will tell you everything, as soon as he gets immunity.

Sarah: So ava used her mob connections to bust gwen out of prison.

Xander: Then leo helped gwen sneak into the dimera mansion where she finally got her ultimate revenge, violently murdering her most detested half-sister.

Sarah: And then leo took off with abigail’s priceless jewelry. I guess it’s possible they were all in cahoots. Which if that is what happened, the three of them are so much depraved than I could’ve imagined.

Ava: So the police think leo stark killed abigail?

Gwen: Apparently so.

Ava: Hmm.

Gwen: What?

Ava: Mm, I don’t know. I’m just– I’m not so sure I buy it. I mean, you knew leo the best. You think he’s capable of murder?

Gwen: Leo was furious with chad and abigail for the part that they played in ruining his happiness.

Ava: Yeah, yeah, I know. I know they broke up his marriage to dr. Moneybags, but still, I mean, stabbing someone to death? It just doesn’t seem like his style.

Gwen: Well, you and i both know that vengeance can drive somebody to do unspeakable things.

Ava: Yeah, that is very, very true. Ooh, it’s kind of like when you asked me to break you out of prison on the same night that abigail died. Tell me, gwen. Were you being driven by vengeance that night?

[Dramatic music]

I’ll remember that chapter

of my life forever.

Gwen: And here I thought that leo’s arrest would’ve put your suspicions of me to bed.

Ava: Well, you can’t blame a girl for being curious, gwen. I mean, I did bust you out of prison on the very night that abigail met her maker, and we both know how much you hated her– much more than leo, I would wager.

Gwen: I didn’t hate abigail. I was merely–

[Sighs] I was merely very jealous of the life that she lived, the life that I was deprived of. Deep down, I–I actually did– I did care for her and her children, my niece and nephew. I could never live with the responsibility of having taken their mother from them.

Ava: Yeah, whatever gets you through the night, toots.

Ej: Oh, hello, ladies! I’m experiencing a little bit of déj vu. Once again, I enter my living room to find the two of you with your heads together. How curious. I do hope you’re feeling better, gwen.

Gwen: Beg your pardon?

Ej: You were under the weather? Isn’t that why you missed dinner with ava and me?

Gwen: Oh–[Clears throat] Yes, yes, of course. Yes, I’m still not quite myself actually. Uh, do accept my apologies, and I’ve just received some rather disturbing news. My friend is in jail, leo, being questioned about abigail’s murder.

Ej: Mm, yes, leo stark. I heard all about that while I was getting dressed. My brother, chad, and I, we’re not on the best of terms as of late, and abigail was a cherished member of the family, wonderful mother and devoted daughter and friend to many, and she died here in this house, under my roof. It’s– it’s unspeakable. I do hope the authorities nail leo stark and anyone else who may be responsible for my sister-in-law’s death, to the wall.

[Dramatic music]

Sloan: So why don’t you trot on over to trask’s office and get my client that immunity deal? And then leo will sing like a canary.

Leo: I do have a beautiful voice.

Rafe: Ah, yes. Well, sorry, counselor, but no deal. You see, I already have a suspect in custody who had means, motive, and opportunity, and those are just the facts.

Sloan: Your facts are flimsy at best.

Rafe: Mm-hmm. See, you may call two identifying witnesses flimsy, but I doubt a jury of his peers will see it that way.

Leo: Peers? Honey, I’m in a class by myself.

Sloan: A little boy who still believes in the tooth fairy and a repeat ex-convict don’t exactly make for star witnesses.

Rafe: We already know your client accessed the dimera family home. We don’t have to take little thomas’ word for it, because we found leo’s fingerprints on the silverware in the wine cellar where he was squatting.

Leo: Ugh, “squatting.” It’s such a gauche term. I prefer “subletting.”

Sloan: Shut up, leo. The commissioner and I are negotiating.

Rafe: No, actually, we are not negotiating, because you have nothing to negotiate with, and I am losing my patience. Now, you can either choose to come up with this proof that you so claim to have, or I am going to request that da trask indicts you for the murder of abigail dimera.

Kayla: Chad, I cannot presume to know what you’re feeling. Everybody grieves differently, and I know it’s not a fair comparison because I got steve back. But I’m sorry if what I say seems insensitive to what you’re going through.

Chad: Kayla, you can say whatever’s on your mind.

Kayla: I know almost better than anybody, the rage that goes with grief when you lose somebody that you love to violence. When I thought that I had lost steve, I was consumed with wanting revenge. I wanted lawrence alamain, the man that I was led to believe was responsible for steve’s death– I wanted him to pay, and it took me a really long time to let go of that desire for revenge. But I had to. Not just for me, but for stephanie. My daughter needed me to be whole, just like thomas and charlotte need you.

Chad: Yeah, I– I get that, but like you said, it’s not the same. Steve came home to you.

Kayla: And I thank god every day for that. Chad, I know that your loss is unspeakably tragic and painful for you and your children, but you– you’ve got to find a way to deal with the anger about how it happened or who you think might be responsible for it, and figure out how you can try to let it go.

Stephanie: Whoa. When I said I thought you’d quickly neutralize orpheus, I didn’t mean permanently. Dad, come on, you can’t just kill a man for no reason.

Steve: No reason? That evil bastard has been terrorizing the people I love since reagan was in office. I think that’s reason enough.

Stephanie: [Sighs] You really are worried.

Steve: I don’t know what I’d do if anything happened to you or your mom or your brothers, and I don’t intend to find out.

Stephanie: And I bet seeing what’s going on with aunt jennifer and uncle jack doesn’t help.

[Sighs] I still can’t believe abigail is gone.

Steve: Me neither. My heart goes out to everyone who lost abigail, and poor chad and those kids.

Stephanie: [Sighs] I really should go see them. Everyone’s still staying over at doug and julie’S.

Steve: Yeah, that’s right, but you’re not going anywhere except back to seattle.

Stephanie: [Scoffs] Why would I go back to seattle? I just got here.

Steve: I need you and your brothers to lie low in seattle until orpheus can be dealt with.

Stephanie: You may be willing to put your entire life on hold for orpheus, but I’m not.

Steve: I’m not asking you to put your life on hold.

Stephanie: Yes, you are.

[Chuckles] A prospective client here in salem is considering hiring stephanie johnson public relations for some big project. Dad, this could be huge for sjpr–for me. That’s why I’m here, not just to pay my respects for abigail.

Steve: Who’s the client?

Stephanie: They haven’t disclosed their name yet.

Steve: [Scoffs]

Stephanie: It’s top secret. They want to wait until we meet in-person tonight.

Steve: Oh, baby. Don’t you see? There is no client. It’s orpheus.

Stephanie: [Sighs] Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Stephanie: [Sighs] You think my prospective client is orpheus?

Steve: Of course it’s orpheus. It’s a trap. Why else would they keep their identity a secret?

Stephanie: I don’t know, like a million different reasons. They could be a celebrity or a politician. They could be a company who’s looking for a new firm.

Steve: Or it could be a psychopath named orpheus.

Stephanie: Enough. Dad, enough. You need to stop with this orpheus paranoia! My meeting was set up by a trusted colleague. I’ve worked with them countless times, and don’t you forget I’m no babe in the woods. My father taught me how to take care of myself.

Steve: Steph, I know that you can handle yourself, but all the pepper spray in the world is not going to protect you from a madman like orpheus. I really wish you and your stubborn mother would realize what a threat he is to us.

Stephanie: Where is mom?

Steve: She’s at the hospital.

Stephanie: Well, let’s stop arguing and go see her. I have just enough time to surprise her at work before I definitely go to my important meeting.

Steve: What was the word I just used to describe your mother? It starts with an S.

Stephanie: Sweetness?

Steve: Okay. We’ll go surprise your mom, and then I will definitely accompany you to your very private, secret meeting.

Stephanie: Dad.

Steve: Don’t “dad” me. If you’re determined to go to this meeting, I’m determined to have your back. Don’t you forget, your papa can be just as stubborn as you and your mom. Let’s go.

[Dramatic music]

Kayla: Chad, have you considered therapy?

Chad: Sonny mentioned that too.

Kayla: Well, I’m sure that marlena could find you a grief support group.

Chad: And what is that? Sit around with a bunch of– a bunch of other sad sacks feeling sorry for myself?

Kayla: No, you would learn how to deal with your anger, and maybe not let it eat away at you. Maybe you can stop hurting yourself and getting drunk and yelling at your kids.

Chad: Who told you that?

Kayla: Jennifer. Because she’s concerned about you. She loves you, chad. We all do. You went to marriage counseling, right? Abigail told me that.

Chad: Yeah, that was different.

Kayla: But you know that it helped heal your marriage. Now, I don’t know how long it’s going to take to heal your heart, but maybe you can learn to be kinder to yourself and be more present for your children.

Sarah: Have you given any thought to how we’re going to prove ava and gwen are in cahoots with leo?

Xander: Yeah, I just thought we’d stick to my original, brilliant plan and break into ava’s room at the dimera mansion and planting a bug. I’ll get my fake mustache!

Sarah: Or! Or, and now hear me out, I’m just spit balling here, we could go to the police with everything we know.

Xander: I mean, yeah, I suppose that would work too.

Gwen: Right, well then, I really must be off. So you take care, ej. Ava, I’ll talk to you soon.

Ej: Oof, she seemed upset.

Ava: Wouldn’t you be? She just found out her best friend may’ve offed her kid sister.

Ej: Oh, funny. I would imagine that latest development would make gwen feel quite relieved.

Ava: Why on earth would you think that?

Ej: Well, now that leo stark is the number one suspect in abigail’s murder and currently in custody, the police are that much further from realizing that gwen is just as likely to have done the deed with your help.

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Sarah: Gwen. What a coincidence. We were just talking about you.

Gwen: Mm, in a very warm way, I’m sure.

Xander: We read the article in “the intruder” about your good friend leo, arrested for murder.

Gwen: Yes, as you can imagine, I’m quite devastated.

Sarah: So you think that leo’s guilty?

Gwen: Well, the salem police seem to think so. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have brought him in for questioning.

Xander: Well, that works out really well for you, doesn’t it, gwen? I mean, sure, you lose your best friend, but I’d say that’s a small price to pay for getting away with murder.

Leo: All right, I’ll give up the killer and the proof. No need to strip me naked and torture me under harsh lights. That is, unless you think that’s totally necessary, commissioner.

Sloan: Handing over crucial evidence and the culprit has to net us something, hernandez.

Rafe: Yeah, sure. And once I see who and what leo has to offer, I will talk to trask and we will consider what it’s worth. And that is the best I have to offer.

Sloan: I think it’s your best bet.

Leo: Maybe I should hold out for the strip search.

Rafe: Forget it.

Leo: Okay, fine, fine, fine, wait. All right, mr. Big gun, when are we going to get this evidence?

Rafe: No, no, no, no. You’re not going anywhere. You’re staying here. Ms. Petersen is gonna take me to it.

[Dramatic music]

Kayla: Well, your tetanus is up to date, that’s good. I called in a prescription for you down at the pharmacy, and you could change that bandage later today, and come see me in a week, and I will make sure that the whole thing is healing properly.

Chad: Thank you.

Kayla: Mm-hmm. And when you go down to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription, you could just pop into marlena’s office. I mean, you could always cancel the appointment if you change your mind.

Chad: Okay, you win.

Kayla: Thank you.

Chad: Thank you.

Kayla: Any time.

[Elevator dings] Ah, hey, you! How are you? Did you figure out why our alarm was going off at the house?

Steve: I sure did.

Stephanie: Hey, mom.

Kayla: Stephanie! Oh, my baby girl! Wow! Wow!

Ava: You must be loopy from spending all that time in the sauna if you think I helped gwen do anything to abigail.

Ej: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” That’s from “hamlet,” in case you were wondering.

Ava: Oh, I know my shakespeare, you pretentious ass.

Ej: I heard you, ava. I heard you admit to breaking the wretched ms. Gwen rizczech out of prison the night abigail was killed.

Ava: Ah, so you were eavesdropping?

Ej: I happen to live here. And how was I to know one of my guests would be openly discussing her latest criminal exploits in my parlor room?

Ava: I’m not sure what you think you heard, ej, but you’re barking up the wrong tree.

Ej: Oh, come now, ava. We both know this is your mo. You helped my sister, kristen, break out of police custody once before, and if I recall, I kept that little bit of information to myself. But I just don’t know if I can cloak your sins a second time.

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Kayla: Oh, my gosh, I can’t believe you’re here. Why didn’t you call us and let us know you were coming?

Stephanie: It was a surprise. I’ll fill you in later, mom, okay?

Kayla: Of course.

Stephanie: Hey.

Chad: Stephanie, hi. Yeah, I didn’t know you were home.

Stephanie: Just got in to town. Chad, I’m so sorry about abigail.

Chad: Yeah, well, yeah, we got your flowers. Thank you.

Stephanie: If there’s anything I can do for you and the kids, please let me know.

Chad: I appreciate that.

Kayla: What’s the matter? Aren’t you happy stephanie’s home?

Steve: We’ll talk about it at lunch.

Ava: Oh, careful, elvis. I’m reminded of another shakespearean quote. I can’t recall the play. “He who snitches shall endeth in stitches.”

Ej: [Chuckles] Oh, clever girl.

Ava: Mm, methinks so too.

Ej: Mm. But I’m afraid your little warning has fallen on deaf ears. Now, if you were still connected to the vitali crime family, that would have given me slight pause. But we both know that is no longer the case, which is why you’re so desperate to cling on to my late lug-head of a brother’s stake in my family’s company.

Ava: Screw you, ej.

Ej: Which one of the bard’s plays is that from?

Ava: Hmm. “Taming of the pompous ass.”

Ej: Hmm. Well, in due time, I might take you up on your aforementioned offer, but in the meantime, I’d rather you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t tell rafe hernandez what I know about you and gwen rizczech.

[Dramatic music]

Leo: Well?

Sloan: It was where you said it would be.

Leo: Ah. And did rafey confess his love for me right there on the spot?

Sloan: No, I’m afraid not. But now that commissioner hernandez has the evidence, he should be dropping in on abigail dimera’s real killer as we speak.

Leo: She’s probably gonna kill me too.

Gwen: What are you saying?

Sarah: Oh, drop the act, gwen. We know that you were at the mansion that night that abigail died.

Gwen: That is absolutely ludicrous. I was locked up away in statesville that night that my sister met her bitter end. It’s a matter of public record.

Sarah: Oh, save it! We know that you’re the reason that lucas claimed that he saw me there! It was you in that damn mask!

Rafe: You mean this mask? This one? Gwen rizczech, you’re gonna have to come with me, because I have a few questions for you about your sister’s murder.

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[Dramatic music]

Well, these are gorgeous. You shouldn’t have.

Steve: I didn’T.

Sonny: [Whistling] Uh, hello?

Sloan: Oh, hi, good morning.

Sonny: Hi. Okay then.

Sloan: Mm.

Sonny: What happened to all the coffee?

Sloan: Oh, sorry; I finished it off. I need, like, three cups just to get my day started. You know, if you’d like, I can have hendo bring you up some more.

Sonny: Hendo? Okay. Let me guess; you’re alex’s friend?

Alex: Somebody say my name?

Sloan: Oh.

[Knocking at door]

Gwen: Dad. What are you doing here?

Jack: I came to update you on your sister’s murder investigation, unless you’ve already seen the news.

Gwen: No, I only just got up. What’s happened?

Jack: The police have a new suspect in custody.

Gwen: Really? Who?

Jack: Your friend, leo stark.

[Door clicks open]

Leo: Oh, finally–and now, I am leaving.

Shawn: Nope, guess again.

Leo: What? You already held me here all night for no reason.

Shawn: We held you here, ’cause you’re the main suspect in the abigail dimera murder case.

Leo: [Sighs]

Shawn: We have some more questions we need you to answer.

Leo: No, I am not dating anyone, and yes, I put out on the first date.

Shawn: You may not know this, but abigail was my cousin, and I’m taking this very seriously, and I think you should too.

Leo: Oh, I am. I plan to sue you, the commissioner, and the entire department for unlawful detention. In the meantime, you cannot and will not prevent me from employing humor as a way of surviving this interminable confinement.

Shawn: Oh, you want me to speed this up? Want me to speed it up, huh? I’ll make you a deal, all right? I’ll tell the D.A. To go light on your sentence if you confess to the murder of abigail.

Jada: Chad, I know it probably isn’t easy being back here at this house. If you prefer, I can do the search myself, and you can wait outside.

Chad: Not a chance. If leo stark killed my wife, I’m gonna do everything in my power to prove it.

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

[Soft orchestration]

[Dramatic music]

Jada: He seems like quite the character.

Chad: My father? Yeah, I could go on for hours about the great and powerful stefano dimera, but we should probably get started.

Jada: Do you need a minute?

Chad: No, I’m good; just tell me how you want to proceed.

Jada: Your son said he ran into leo stark in the basement. How do we get down there?

Chad: Entrance is over here.

Jada: Seriously?

Chad: What, you don’t have secret tunnels in your house? I’ll lead the way.

Leo: For the last time, I did not kill abigail dimera!

Shawn: Well, we have a witness that puts you in the house the night of the murder.

Leo: Oh, please, are you talking about that mentally ill little boy who thinks I’m the tooth fairy? Have you questioned santa claus and the easter bunny as well?

Shawn: Well, we questioned clyde weston. Yeah, he said that you were in possession of a bag of jewelry that was stolen from abigail’s bedroom the night that she was murdered, all right? If you were never there, how did you get that jewelry?

Jack: Based on the information that clyde and thomas gave to the police, leo is now at the center of your sister’s murder investigation.

Gwen: But nothing that they said proves that he did it.

Jack: Leo was hiding out in abigail’s basement. He had her jewelry. If he’s innocent, how do you explain that?

Gwen: I suppose I can’T.

Jack: Gwen, you were close with leo. Did he say or do anything that would lead you to believe that he could’ve killed abigail?

Leo: Why would you think that I killed abigail?

Gwen: You were in her house last night.

Leo: You sent me there.

Gwen: I sent you directions to the secret room where you were obviously lying in wait.

Leo: Obv–no, I was drinking mimosas and working out a plan for revenge, which did not include me going all norman bates.

Gwen: Listen, if anyone understands, it is me. I understand the resentment and the rage that you felt when you crept out of that room and into abigail’s bedroom, and you got that revenge that you so bloody-well deserved.

No, dad. Honestly, I’m just as shocked to hear about this as you are.

This is the sound of better breathing.

Kayla: Well, who else would send me yellow roses?

Steve: Oh, maybe one of the kids. There’s a card.

Kayla: “Dear kayla, I apologize for any trouble I may have caused you in the past. Please know you have nothing to fear from me. All my best, orpheus.”

[Dramatic music]

Alex: Mm–[Smooches] Yes, I am starving.


Sonny: So alex, aren’t you gonna introduce me to your friend?

Alex: I’m sorry, sonny. This is lisa.

Sloan: Actually, it’s sloan.

Sonny: Nice to meet you.

Alex: Are you sure?

Sloan: Are you serious?

Alex: I’m sorry. I’m terrible with names.

Sloan: Well, lucky for you, you’re good at a few other things.

Alex: Sloan, this is my baby bro, sonny.

Sloan: Nice to meet you, sonny. Sorry again about polishing off all the coffee.

Sonny: Oh, it’s–

Alex: Ugh!

Sonny: Fine–totally fine. So have you guys, like, known each other for a while?

Alex: No, we met last night.

Sloan: Mm.

Alex: It was last call at a little place called small bar, and we kind of just found each other.

Sloan: Wait, so you remember the name of the bar you were at last night, but you don’t remember the name of the woman you slept with?

Alex: Only because we were joking about how literal the name was.

Sloan: Mm.

Alex: It was like the owners looked at the place and was like, “well, it’s small, and it’s a bar, so”–

Sloan: “We should call it small bar.”

Sonny: [Laughs] Oh.

Alex: Exactly.

Sonny: Funny.

Alex: I’ll tell you this though. If your name was pretty woman, I would’ve gotten it right off the bat.

Sloan: Huh. I think he just referred to me as that hooker from the julia roberts movie.

Alex: Anyway, sloan and I had an instant connection, which was a huge relief after your baby mama turned me down.

Sonny: Gabi?

Alex: Yup, she was at small bar last night too. You forgot to tell me she was smoking hot.

Sloan: [Clears throat] Hello? Hi–still in the room.

Alex: Baby, I’m sorry. You’re smoking hot too.

Sloan: Uh-huh. Okay, hon, I think you sort of lost your touch. I’m gonna run out and grab more coffee for us.

Alex: Oh, a doll.

Sonny: Thank you.

Sloan: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: Oh, I know. That’s–I’m gonna be honest. I can’t believe she didn’t just smack you across the face.

Alex: Wait, did she say she was into that?

Sonny: No. You insulted her, like, a dozen times.

Alex: Sonny, she’s cool. She knows I’m not out to hurt anybody’s feelings. I like beautiful women; sue me.

Sonny: Okay, and how many– how many beautiful women did you hit on last night?

Alex: Pfft, like, four?

Sonny: [Mockingly] “Like, four”–four?

Alex: I mean, that’s including your sister-in-law.

Sonny: Oh, my god. You are, like, the most shameless horndog ever.

[Sighs] Yeah, hilarious.

Alex: [Laughing]

Leo: Listen up, chiseled-cheeks. I have no idea what clyde weston is talking about. I’ve never even met the guy.

Shawn: That’s interesting, because he says that you two were partners in a fencing operation.

Leo: I’m sorry; fencing? You mean, like, sword play?

Shawn: No, as in the crime of buying and reselling stolen merchandise. He said that you were in possession of a bag of jewelry that you were just looking to unload–jewelry that belonged to abigail.

Leo: As I said, I’ve never even met the guy, let alone conspired with him to sell stolen goods.

Shawn: Okay, why would he lie?

Leo: I don’t know! He’s–he’s out on parole. Maybe he doesn’t wanna spend the rest of his life in prison.

Shawn: Oh, clyde’s got an air-tight alibi.

Leo: Well then, maybe he’s afraid you could still find a way to pin this on him.

Shawn: Okay, so maybe that’s true. Let’s just say that it is. Can you tell me why is it that he would want to pin this on you? Why you?

Leo: [Sighs] His girlfriend put him up to it.

Shawn: Nancy?

Leo: Yes! That pathetic woman hates me for stealing her husband.

Shawn: That’s not the way that I heard it. I heard it was an epic fail on your part.

Leo: Well, that’s only because the losers in this town wouldn’t mind their own business. But my breakup with craig aside, nancy still wants revenge against me; she blames me for breaking up her family.

Shawn: I hear that she and clyde are very happy together.

Leo: Oh, I’m so happy they found each other. But it doesn’t change the fact that you’re holding me here, when all you have is the word of a spoiled brat and a career criminal whose bae despises me. You have no real evidence to back up these insane accusations.

Shawn: Not yet. But we’re working on it.

Jada: These tunnels, are they only underneath the house?

Chad: No, they go on for miles.

Jada: So there are access points beyond your property?

Chad: Yes, several, all over salem.

Jada: Could there be a way that leo used them to get down here?

Chad: I mean, they’re all locked and hidden, but yeah, I guess it’s possible.

Jada: What is this one used for?

Chad: Storing wine, mostly, and some other stuff, like, holding people against their will.

Jada: Ever consider just sealing it off?

Chad: Where would we store our wine? Son of– thomas was right. Leo was under our noses the whole time.

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Sloan: Alex.

Alex: Ah.

Sloan: Oof, it’s been a blast, but I gotta get into the office.

Alex: Let me walk you out.

Sloan: I think I can manage. Nice to meet you, sonny.

Sonny: Same.

[Dramatic music]

So are you guys, like– like a thing now?

Alex: I mean, I wouldn’t mind hanging out with her again, for sure. But if you are asking me if I’m looking for anything serious, no.

Sonny: Oh, right.

Alex: What?

Sonny: Hm, what, what?

Alex: What, no, you just had a little look there.

Sonny: I didn’t think I gave you a look.

Alex: Oh, no, you most definitely gave me a look. It was like one of those judgmental “why aren’t you having a thing with a woman you just met” kind of look.

Sonny: Oh, so you barely know her, but you still had sex with her?

Alex: Yeah.

[Scoffs] What is that, like, immoral, sonny? Was I supposed to pledge my troth to her before I–I don’t know, how do they say it in the olden days? Made whoopee?

[Laughs] It’s the 21st century, for god’s sake.

Sonny: I know it’s the 21st century, alex. But I just–I guess I’m not as cavalier about using people as you are.

Alex: How did I use her? That woman never for one minute indicated that she wanted anything more from me than sex.

Sonny: Everyone wants more than just sex, alex.

Alex: Really? Everyone?

Sonny: Yeah.

Alex: Now, how do you know that, sonny? Did you take the “everyone wants more than sex” survey?

Sonny: No, I–I didn’t take a survey, alex. But you know, I’ve come across a lot of normal people with normal hearts and souls, and they do want relationships, and yes, that does include sex, but also a lot of other things, like, caring for someone else and sharing a life together. I mean, everyone deserves to be loved.

Alex: Oh, I agree with you. You know why? Because I am feeling very loved. I have a father who loves me. I got a brother who really loves me, and I got friends. I got a lot of friends, and I know you and will are very domesticated, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s just not for me. It’s not my style–

Sonny: Then–

Alex: It’s not what I’m looking for.

Sonny: You–you–

Alex: But hey, you do you.

Sonny: But that way, you don’t get to experience, like, the real hard stuff, the scary stuff, the stuff that actually takes courage, you know? Like, commitment and sacrifice and a lot of other things.

Alex: Mm. Well, see, the scary the stuff that you’re talking about actually just sounds boring– but not just boring, but suffocating–but if you’re into that–

Sonny: No, do you know what I’m into, alex? I’m into loving another person, and not just the person that I have sex with, but the person that is my best friend and my family and my partner–and you know what? If that means I have to make some sacrifices along the way, so be it, because I think that loving someone and having them love you back is the most beautiful thing in the world.

Alex: Okay, and you are very defensive. Let’s move on. Have some breakfast. Have a–do you want a croissant? Look at the croissants.

Sonny: They look great. You know what? Fine, okay, you know what? Let’s just move on. Let’s pretend we never had this conversation, because clearly, you’re dead set in this shallow lifestyle, and I’m not gonna change your mind, and it’s your life, so–

Alex: Great, thank you.

Sonny: Yeah, you’re welcome. Ah!

[Stumbles over words] I’m sorry, alex, but I’m worried about you, man.

Alex: Why are you worried about me?

Sonny: Because, you know, you’re my brother, and I love you–

[Groans] And I just don’t want you to be a misogynist.

Alex: A misogynist?

Sonny: Yeah.

Alex: Don’t they, like, hate women? I love women.

Sonny: But you don’t respect them or their feelings.

Alex: Okay, I’ve already gone over this with you, sonny. I’ve told you this. All the women that I have sex with are completely fine with my having no regard for their feelings–

[Whispers] Because they have no regard for mine–

[Normal voice] Just the way I like it.

Sonny: Look, you know what? This is a moot point. Clearly, I’m not getting through to you, so let’s just end this here, okay? I got some work to do.

Alex: Whoa, whoa, hang on a second. Did you see this?

Sonny: See what?

Alex: They have a new suspect in your cousin’s murder case.

Sonny: Who is it?

Alex: Don’t you know this guy?

Leo: So basically, you’re trying to railroad me?

Shawn: No, not at all. I’m just trying to conduct a thorough investigation.

Leo: No, no, you’re holding me hostage while you throw things up against the wall to see what sticks. That’s not how the criminal justice system works. I know the law, and I know my rights. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury–

Shawn: What are you doing?

Leo: I, leo chalamet stark–

Shawn: Your middle name’s chalamet?

Leo: Quiet in the courtroom.

Shawn: This isn’t a courtroom.

Leo: I stand before you today an innocent man wrongfully accused of this heinous crime. There are people in this town– vicious, vindictive people– who want to see me take the fall for something I did not do. But I’m not guilty. I am not wicked, and they will never ever bring me down.

Shawn: Are you done?

Leo: Yes, and now I would like to call my lawyer.

Chad: You guys said that you haven’t–haven’t found the murder weapon yet?

Jada: Not yet. Forensics now thinks it’s a steak knife, but I don’t see one here.

Chad: Yeah, me neither.

Jada: You mentioned earlier that some of the tunnel entrances are hidden. Any idea how leo could’ve found them?

Chad: I’m not sure. I–I didn’t even think he knew about the tunnels.

Jada: Is there anyone you can think of that might’ve told him?

Chad: Yeah, one person comes to mind.

Gwen: Oh, I have known leo a very, very long time, back before when he was matty cooper, and yes, he is–he’s capable of doing many things, but murder is not one of them.

Jack: Gwen, I know you don’t wanna think about your friend being able to do something like this, but he did have a motive. He was furious with abigail and chad for their part in ruining his future with craig. It’s no secret that he wanted revenge.

Gwen: Yeah, but he already did that, didn’t he, when he sent in that rubbish story about him and chad to “the intruder”?

Jack: Which left abigail.

Gwen: Look, it doesn’t matter how angry leo might have gotten. He would never go this far, stabbing a mother of two children to death. No, there’s just no way. Well, if it wasn’t leo or lucas or sarah or clyde, then who? Who could’ve done something so horrible to my daughter?

Kayla: You don’t really think that orpheus put a bomb in there?

Steve: Well, explosives are his weapon of choice.

[Sighs] Okay, no bomb.

Kayla: So it’s harmless?

Steve: Harmless? No, baby, this is a threat.

Kayla: Obviously, orpheus’ apology was insincere. But I would hardly call a few flowers a threat.

Steve: It’s a message, kayla–his way of saying he can get to you any time he wants. I’m gonna deliver a message of my own.

Kayla: What are you doing?

[Gun cocks]

Steve: I’m gonna track that son of a bitch down, and I’m gonna kill him.

Kayla: Are you insane? Put that gun back.

Steve: I have to stop orpheus before he hurts you.

Kayla: No, no, no. You need to calm down.

Steve: Calm down?

Kayla: Yeah.

Steve: That maniac is coming after my family. I already told you that he threatened the kids.

Kayla: He is playing mind games with you. You can’t let him get to you.

Steve: What is he doing here, huh? Huh? His grandson and his son are gone. Everyone in salem despises him. The only thing keeping him here is whatever sick plan he’s cooking up.

Kayla: No, no, no, no. He just got a pardon. I don’t think that he is going to do anything to send himself back to prison.

Steve: No, I can’t take that chance. I’m not gonna sit around and wait until you disappear again, and he burns you alive, or some cop from seattle calls us with bad news about one of our kids!

Kayla: Look, I know that orpheus is dangerous. But you and the salem pd are gonna watch him like a hawk.

Steve: Oh, yeah, that’s what john said–said, “just keep eyes on him. Tail him 24/7.”

Kayla: Well, there you go.

Steve: No, it’s not enough. I told john we have to be proactive. We have to eliminate the threat.

Kayla: So you already talked to john about killing orpheus?

Steve: That’s right, and when we were talking, orpheus strolled up and mentioned he just paid a visit to marlena.

Kayla: Okay, that’s awful and scary. Okay, okay. But I am almost positive that john did not agree to go vigilante with you. Am I right?

Steve: Yeah.

Kayla: Well, at least one of you is thinking clearly.

Steve: I’m tellin you, kayla. Orpheus is planning something, something big. If we don’t stop him now–

Kayla: Listen to me. Listen. I want that animal back in a cage as much as you do. But you cannot take matters into your own hands. Steve, please. Tell me that you will not do anything crazy.

Sonny: My god, that’s leo stark.

Alex: I thought he looked familiar. That’s the guy who accused you of sexual harassment–

Sonny: Falsely accused. This–this is unbelievable.

Alex: I mean, harassment to murder? That’s a pretty big leap.

Sonny: But if leo killed abigail, then– oh, my god, it’s kind of my fault.

Alex: What do you mean it’s your fault?

Sonny: Leo hated chad and abigail because they helped me break up his relationship with his fiancé. But the only reason they did that was because I asked them to.

Alex: I don’t understand, sonny. What are you talking–

Sonny: Besides being a huge creep, leo is also a huge con man. I dealt with him before, so it was important for me not to let him hurt anyone else, and this new target of his, this fiancé, had a lot of connections to everyone in salem, so busting him was a bit of a group effort.

Alex: That included chad and abigail?

Sonny: Yes, and I put a target on their back.


Alex: Sonny boy, you cannot blame yourself. Look at me, hey. There is no way that you could’ve known that guy was capable of doing anything like that.

Sonny: I should call chad.

Alex: Right.

Sonny: Make sure he’s okay.

[Phone beeps]


[Phone ringing] Straight to voicemail.

[Voicemail beeps] Hey, chad, it’s sonny. Um, look I don’t know if you saw the news about leo, but just give me a call when you get this.

[Phone beeps]

[Sighs] Oh, my god.

Gwen: I’m so sorry, dad. I– I know all of this uncertainty must be absolute torture for you.

Jack: I just want justice for my little girl.

Gwen: I know. I wish I could help you.

[Knocking at door]

Jack: Who’s that?

Gwen: I don’t know. Chad.

Chad: I need to talk to you.

Jack: What’s going on?

Chad: Detective hunter and i were searching the basement in my house, and we found evidence that someone had been hiding out in the secret room.

Jack: What did you find?

Chad: Blankets, silverware. Police are doing all the tests for prints and dna, but i already know that it was leo stark.

Jack: Are you sure?

Chad: Thomas said that he ran into him the day that abby was murdered, in the tunnels. I believe him. So it’s only a matter of time before I can prove that it was him. What do you think about that, gwen?

Gwen: Well, as I said to jack, I’m stunned that leo’s involved.

Chad: Really?

Gwen: What does that mean?

Chad: How did he get into my house, gwen?

Gwen: How would I know?

Chad: Well, he found his way into the tunnels, not using an access point on the property. See, the thing about those entrances is they are very well-hidden. So leo wouldn’t have been able to find it unless he was helped.

Gwen: So you think it was me? You think that I helped him break into your home?

Chad: That is exactly what I think.

Gwen: Why would I do that?

Chad: Because he told you he was planning to kill my wife, and you–you vindictive, sadistic, little psycho helped him do it.

[Dramatic music]

Jada: Hey, how’s it goin’ with stark?

Shawn: Well, let’s see. He flirted with me, and then he acted out some bizarre courtroom drama, in which, of course, he was the victim. He’s just been stonewalling me the entire time.

Jada: Mm, so not the most productive morning?

Shawn: No, definitely not. What about you? Any luck at the dimera house?

Jada: Actually, I think I might’ve cracked this case wide open. I was on an antidepressant,

Kayla: I need you to promise me.

Steve: I have to do something, sweetness. I won’t lose you.

Kayla: Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. If you kill orpheus, you will go to prison for the rest of our lives. You cannot let him do that to us.

Steve: Okay. I won’t do anything–for now. You have my word.

Kayla: Thank you. All right, I need to get to work.

Steve: Oh, I’m gonna drive you.

Kayla: I don’t need a bodyguard.

Steve: Humor me. Put the alarm on while I dump this trash.

Kayla: Right.

[Alarm buttons beeping]

[Dramatic music]

Sonny: Sounds like they actually have a pretty solid case against leo.

Alex: He was really that angry that his relationship blew up?

Sonny: Yes. I mean, he thought he was set for life, and then at the last second, it was all taken away from him. So yeah, he was pretty pissed off, and he swore revenge against all of us.

Alex: Including you?

Sonny: Okay, um, I asked dad not to tell you and joe and vic. A couple months ago, leo drugged me, and–

Alex: Oh. He took pictures of us in bed, and then he sold them to a tabloid.

Alex: He sexually assaulted you?

Sonny: No. He made it look like we slept together, okay? In order to–I don’t know– humiliate me or ruin my reputation or break up my marriage, whatever.

Alex: Please tell me that you pressed charges.

Sonny: I tried! I tried, but by the time I took a blood test, the drugs were out of my system, and I couldn’t prove a thing.

Alex: Why didn’t you tell us?

Sonny: Because I– I was embarrassed.

Alex: Nobody’s drugging my little brother and getting away with it. Wait until I get my hands on this little weasel–

Sonny: Alex, alex–

Alex: Dirtbag.

Sonny: I appreciate the sentiment, okay? But seriously, he’s not worth it, and he might be going to prison anyway.

Alex: [Sighs]

Sonny: But I just–

Alex: What?

Sonny: Okay, I mean, yes. It’s a given; obviously, leo’s total scum, but– I mean, stabbing someone to death?

Alex: You don’t see it?

Sonny: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but no. I don’t think leo killed abigail.

Jada: The lab’s testing several items from the dimera basement, including the fork. They’re putting a rush on it, so we should have the result very soon.

Shawn: That’s good. I’d like to give abigail’s family some answers.

Jada: And I’d love to give you some. That was your family too, and that was some house she lived in.

Shawn: I know. It’s creepy, right?

Jada: And huge. Did you know there’s a secret room in the basement that you can only access through hidden passageways?

Shawn: Yeah, the tunnels. My mother-in-law and my sister-in-law, they were both held captive there more than once.

Jada: Wha–what is with everyone in this town acting like that’s completely normal?

Sloan: Excuse me, hi. Where can I find leo stark?

Shawn: Uh, who are you?

Sloan: Sloan petersen, attorney at law.

Jack: I’ve already spoken to gwen about leo. She said he never gave any indication that he was planning to hurt abigail.

Gwen: And if he had, I certainly wouldn’t have helped him.

Chad: Gwen, you hated my wife; so did leo. You’re bffs. It makes perfect sense that you would help each other out.

Gwen: I would never.

Chad: [Shouts] Never what, gwen? Come up with a plan to get rid of abby?

Jack: Chad.

Chad: You knew about the tunnels and that room.

Gwen: That’s because abigail held me prisoner down there.

Chad: Yeah, and maybe as payback for that and destroying your future with xander and sending you to prison, you put leo in a position to kill her.

Jack: Calm down! You’re jumping to conclusions!

Gwen: And those tunnels, I mean, they’re not salem’s best kept secret, are they?

Chad: Well, maybe you didn’t know about leo’s plan, but you told him about those tunnels, because you are a vengeful, jealous psycho.

Jack: Enough.

Chad: Don’t you fall for her act, jack, not again. She’s the reason that abigail is dead.

Gwen: No.

Chad: No? The information that you gave leo allowed him to sneak into my house and murder my wife.

Gwen: No, please. Please listen.

Chad: Nah, after all the lies that you’ve said, I am not listening to another word that you say. But I swear to god, when I do have the information to prove that you were involved with this…

the world is full of make or break moments.

[Elevator dings]

Kayla: Listen, I really appreciate you driving me over here. But you didn’t need to walk me up.

Steve: Just a precaution.

Kayla: Well, I’m gonna draw the line with you scrubbing in with me, okay?

Steve: Oh, aren’t you funny? Okay, you just text me when you’re ready to go. I’ll come pick you up.

Kayla: Okay, I’ll do that.

Steve: All right, I’ll see you then. I love you, baby.

Kayla: I love you.

[Phones beep]

Kayla: Oh. Oh.

Steve: Home alarm system went off.

Kayla: Hmm, you think somebody broke in?

Steve: Hmm, hold on. It stopped.

Kayla: Well, you know, I really–I stopped setting it, because it was always malfunctioning. You think it’s just being wonky?

Steve: Well, I better go check it out.

Kayla: All right, well, call me when you know what happened.

Steve: I will.

Kayla: Okay.

Steve: Bye-bye.

[Dramatic music]

Alex: You ready to head to the office?

Sonny: No, I just–I just got the weirdest email.

Alex: About what?

Sonny: Okay, do you remember that little company out in london I wanted to buy, and then at the last second, it just, like, fell through?

Alex: Yeah, the llc swooped in and snatched it, right?

Sonny: Yeah, well, that same llc just emailed me, and they’re offering to sell to titan.

Alex: That’s great!

Sonny: But it doesn’t make– I mean, they’re selling it at the exact same price they bought it for. They would be, you know, not even making a profit.

Alex: Sounds like a steal. You might wanna jump on that before they change their mind.

Sonny: No, I don’t like it. I mean, something’s up here.

[Keyboard keys clicking]

Chad: [Sighs] Okay.

[Ice clittering]

[Sighs] Pull it together.

Shawn: Sloan petersen, isn’t it your day off?

Sloan: I think you have me confused with somebody else.

Leo: Can we focus on me, please? So what do you think?

Sloan: I think you were smart to call me. The police have nothing.

Shawn: I wouldn’t call two witnesses nothing.

Sloan: A kid and an ex-con? Please, it doesn’t get more unreliable than that.

Shawn: I found what they had to say to be very credible.

Sloan: Well then, maybe you’re not really that good at your job. Now, unless you’re going to arrest my client, we’re leaving.

Shawn: No, not so fast. I’m sorry, but we still have some more questions I need answered.

Sloan: Mr. Stark will not be saying another word. Come on, let’s go.

Leo: I do hope we meet again under sexier circumstances. Goodbye.

Jada: Sorry, counselor. But your client isn’t going anywhere.

Sloan: You have nothing to hold him on.

Jada: Actually, we do.

Sloan: What, you found a talking dog that’s gonna back up the seven-year-old and sociopath?

Jada: [Chuckles] Much better. We have new evidence that puts leo at the scene of the crime.

Pool floaties are like whooping cough.

Alex: Why are you so suspicious?

Sonny: Because–because this–this makes no sense. I mean, the llc just bought this company, and now they wanna sell it?

Alex: Maybe it was not a good fit for ’em.

Sonny: No. No, I don’t think so. I think either they dug up dirt on the owner, or they found out he was cookin’ the books. But to give up something this quickly? I mean, it stinks, all right? And I think I’m gonna pass.

Alex: What do you mean you’re gonna pass? Sonny, that’s a huge mistake.

Sonny: No, at first, I was really bummed I didn’t get this deal. But now I don’t know, it kind of seems like a blessing in disguise.

Alex: Sonny boy, this is the perfect acquisition for titan. It’s terrific. You gotta pull the trigger. Uncle vic’s gonna be psyched. Everybody’s gonna be psyched. You’re not gonna get burned.

Sonny: I’m not taking any chances, all right? We’re gonna be late for the conference call. I’ll meet you in the car.

Alex: [Sighs] Damn, bro. I’m trying to help you out here.

[Suspenseful music]

Steve: Freeze!

Stephanie: [Gasps]

[Glass shatters] Papa, don’t shoot!

Steve: Stephanie?

Kayla: No word from steve. I hope everything’s all right. Oh, chad. What happened? Are you all right?

Chad: No, I’m not.

Gwen: Chad is completely off-base. If matty is responsible for what happened to my sister, I swear to you, I–I knew nothing about it.

Jack: Chad is just upset. When he calms down, he’s gonna see that he’s wrong. With any luck, this nightmare will soon be over.

Gwen: Yes. God willing. And we’ll know once and for all what happened to my sister.

Jack: [Sighs]

Gwen: Dad, thank you so much for defending me. You don’t know how much it means to me.


Sloan: So what is this new evidence you supposedly found?

Jada: A fork with your client’s fingerprints on it. We found it on a tray in the basement of the dimera house.

Sloan: And you have confirmation on these prints?

Jada: Got the lab report right here. It backs up thomas’ story, and it proves that leo was hiding out in that secret room.

Sloan: It proves nothing. This is circumstantial.

Shawn: Well, it’s enough to place him under arrest, and I’m gonna check with the D.A. About filing murder charges, and knowing trask–well, she’s gonna move this along really quickly.

Leo: I did not kill abigail. But–but I know who did. I can prove it.

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