Days of Our Lives Transcript
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[Knock at door]
Nicole: Come in.
Belle: HeY. Sorry to bother you. But I need to discuss a legal matter.
Nicole: Can you talk to brady about it? I’m not in the best mood.
Belle: Actually, it’s not business related. I’m here on behalf of my brother.
Nicole: Eric sent you here about a legal matter?
Belle: Your divorce.
Johnny: Yo, alley cat.
Allie: Oh, my god, johnny!
[Squeals] Oh, my adorable older brother.
Johnny: Older brother?
Allie: Well, you were born seven minutes before I was.
Johnny: Oh, right. Yeah. Well, then, it is great to see you too, baby sister.
Allie: Oh, my god, johnny, I’m so happy you’re home. Ugh.
Claire: You’re back.
Ciara: I am. I came straight from the cabin to come see you.
Claire: My dad told me that you got your memory back.
Ciara: I did.
Claire: I am so happy for you, ciara. And I would say that I’m sorry for helping ben kidnap you, but I’m not. Because I truly believe that you and ben are meant to be together. What i am sorry for is that he took you to that cabin. That would’ve been really traumatic for you, so if you hate me, i–
Ciara: No. Claire, I don’t hate you. I don’t hate you at all. I’m actually incredibly grateful.
Claire: To me?
Ciara: Yeah. I mean, without you, I would’ve never remembered how much i love ben.
[Sighs] Let’s do this.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Allie: When did you get here?
Allie: And you didn’t text me?
Johnny: I thought you’d know.
Johnny: Twin telepathy.
Allie: Right; well, the phone might have been the better option.
Johnny: I thought you liked surpriseS.
Allie: I do, but I would’ve liked to welcome you homE.
Johnny: Mm, yeah. Unlike some people.
Allie: Mm, ej’s not happy you’re here?
Johnny: Ah, you know, same old, same old.
Johnny: Did you get a new babysitting gig?
Allie: It’s a permanent one, actually.
Johnny: Oh, hey. Hey, henry. It’s me. I’m your uncle johnnY.
Allie: I cannot believe this is the first time you’re meeting hiM.
Johnny: Yeah, well, it looks like he’s lucky he got my good looks.
Johnny: [Laughs] Listen to him giggle. Looks like he got my sense of humor toO.
Allie: Are you taking credit for all of my son’s amazing qualities?
Johnny: Well, we both know he didn’t get ’em from his daD. Come herE. Listen, allie, i… I didn’t really get a chance to tell you, but I am so sorry for what that bastard did to you.
Marlena: Oh, my god!
Ben: Hey, dr. Evans.
Marlena: What happened to you?
Ben: Oh, nothing. I’m fine.
John: What’d you do, bust up your knee?
Ben: Oh, it’s my ankle. Ciara did it, actually. Right before she got her memory back.
John: Hey, how about that? I know; belle called last night with the good news.
Ben: Man, I still can’t believe it.
Marlena: I’m so excited. I’m so pleased for both of you, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen you quite so happy.
Ben: [Laughs] I am happy. Happier than I thought I’d ever be again, actually. We did it, dr. Evans. We did it.
[Laughter] I got her back.
Claire: So you are happy that you remember your life with ben? I wasn’t sure because you–
Ciara: Because I resisted it with literally everything in mE.
Claire: You were scared.
Ciara: And you were brave. Claire, you spent a night in jail so that ben could have alone time with me. That was amazing. That is so generous and so brave.
Claire: And also kinda selfish. I was hoping that you would remember our friendship toO.
Ciara: Well, I do. I know how much I love ben, and I know how much I love you.
Ciara: Yeah. It all came back to me, claire, and I need to say, I am so, so sorry. I was horrible to you. I was a monster.
Claire: It’s not your fault. Ciara, you were stuck in the past.
Ciara: Yeah, but I’m not anymore. I remember now. I remember that you and I were in a good place, and I remember that I forgave you for everything. Now that ben and I are back together, I want the same for us. I want us to be best friends again, claire. I want us to be close like we used to be.
Claire: I would love nothing more.
Shawn: Aw. Well, it’s about time.
Nicole: That was fast.
Belle: Well, eric said he didn’t want to drag anything out, and he said nothing’s being contested, but if I’m wrong about that–
Nicole: No. No, you’re not.
Belle: Okay. Well, listen, if you sign off on this, everything will go a lot smoother for both of you. But you should have a lawyer look at that first.
Nicole: I don’t have a lawyer. I’ve just been trying to block this whole thing out. See how well it’s working for me, huh?
Belle: Divorce is a painful process.
Nicole: Thank you for being so diplomatic, belle, but i cheated on your brother with the worst person on the planet, and you probably hate me.
Belle: Well, I’m the last person that should be judging anyone’s marriage. Eric did say that he feels responsible toO.
Nicole: And let’s not forget about the other person who bears some responsibility in all this: Your sister.
Belle: Yeah, I did suspect she had something to do with xander’s big announcement at your party, but hey, you got her back, right?
Nicole: You heard about that.
Belle: Mm. That ej knows now about sami’s infidelity and their marriage is over too? Yeah, I hearD. And she probably got what she deserved. You know what they say. Payback’s a bitcH.
Ej: And so is samantha.
Allie: It’s just painful to be
Johnny: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that.
Allie: It’s just painful to be reminded of how henry was– how he came to be.
Johnny: UnderstandablE. It was dumb of me to even bring up henry’s father at all. I’m sorry.
Allie: No, it’s okay. I mean, it’s something I have to learn to deal with. Especially as henry grows up. At some point, he’s gonna need to know the trutH. He’ll need to know who his father was.
Johnny: Yeah. Yeah. But I’m sure when the time comes, you’re gonna handle that like a pro. And, you know, as long as henry knows that he’s loved, right?
Johnny: And I want you to know how proud I am of you. For being such a great mom. For how hard you’ve worked to move past what happened to you.
Allie: Thank you. That means a lot. Ugh, but enough about me. Enough about my life. I wanna hear about you. Tell me everything.
Ej: Apologies, belle.
Belle: For calling my sister a bitch? Listen, like I said the other day, I love my sister, but there’s a reason everyone calls her hurricane sami. You know, she blows in, destroys everything, and then leaves a mess for all of us to clean up.
Nicole: Did she ask you to do that?
Belle: No. Not this time, surprisingly. Equally surprisingly, she texted me last night and said she was leaving town because she needed time alone.
Ej: Well, here’s hoping she stays away for a good long while. Forever works for me.
Belle: Well, okay. I’ve gotta run.
Nicole: And I’ll look over this paperwork, and I’ll get it back to you as soon as I can.
Belle: Yeah, that sounds gooD. All right, goodbye, you twO.
Ej: What sort of paperwork?
Nicole: None of your business.
Ej: I’m the ceo of your parent company.
Nicole: Co-ceo. And it has nothing to do with basic black. It’s personal.
Ej: I see.
Nicole: How can i help you, ej?
Ej: You already have. You told me the truth about my wife and her ex-husband.
Nicole: And I ruined your marriagE.
Ej: Mm. My marriage was a farce. Thanks to you, I’ve ended it. And I’m very gratefuL.
Shawn: Wow, you have no idea how great it is to see the two of you like this.
Claire: We’re friends again.
Ciara: Best friends.
Shawn: And I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Let’s do a celebratory lunch. Come on. Anywhere you wanna go.
Ciara: I would love to, but i actually have to go meet ben. He went to marlena’s to share our good news.
Shawn: Rain check, then?
Ciara: Yeah, you got it. I love you.
Claire: I love you too.
Ciara: Oh, I love you, claire. I love you too, big brotheR.
Shawn: I love you. Bye.
Ciara: All right.
Shawn: I’ll see you.
Ciara and claire: Bye.
Shawn: Wow; I mean, seems like everything’s back to normal again, right?
Claire: Yeah, not exactly.
Shawn: What do you mean?
Claire: I didn’t wanna say anything in front of ciara. She was so happy. But…
Shawn: Honey, but what?
Belle: What’s going on?
Shawn: Uh, I don’t know. It seems like claire has something she wants to tell us.
Claire: Yeah, I dO. Mom, dad, I’m leaving salem.
Allie: So what’s the latest?
Johnny: I am working on a new project. An independent film. I’m looking for investors.
Allie: Johnny, that’s amazing.
Johnny: Yeah, thank you for saying that. Some people think it’s a joke, so…
Allie: Mm. People like your dad?
Johnny: He said, and I quote, “no son of mine will waste his time on something so frivolous.”
Allie: That’s not cooL.
Johnny: And totally disrespectful, right?
Johnny: So anyway, he’s not gonna help me, but I figured I’d ask mom and see if she wanted to back me, but looks like I just missed her.
Allie: Well, you heard about what happened with her and your dad, right?
Johnny: Oh, yeah. That was the first thing he told me. Ah, what a mess.
Allie: I went to see ej yesterday to try and remind him how much mom loves him, but he shut me down.
Johnny: Well, thank you for trying. Where is mom, anyway?
Allie: I’m actually not sure. I was worried because she had this big blowout with your dad and then none of us could reach her, but she texted last night and let us know she was fine. I guess she just needed to get out of town for a little.
Johnny: I’ll give her a call.
Allie: Actually, I don’t know if you shoulD. She said she needed some alone time.
Allie: I know. Not like her at all.
Allie: But I can relate to feeling overwhelmed and needing spacE. And mom’s life was completely blown apart.
Nicole: I assume you spoke with sami.
Ej: Oh, yes, and I told her I never want to see her agaiN.
Nicole: Well, that must’ve been painful.
Ej: Not at all. And perhaps it sounds callous, but looking on the bright side, I feel rather liberated. From living under the delusion that my wife still loves mE. Had you not given me that letter, I’d have continued on being the clueless cuckold, and samantha would’ve taken her dirty little secret to the gravE. For all I know, she and lucas might’ve continued having their affair behind my back, so i assure you, nicole, I am happy that the truth is out. Very happy.
Nicole: That’s a crock, and you know iT.
Belle: So you’re moving to south africa?
Shawn: With theo?
Claire: No, not with hiM. I’m going to be working for him and jj.
Belle: Okay, let’s just back up for a second. So they just, out of nowhere, offered you a job?
Claire: Okay, so their social media guy quit unexpectedly, so I volunteered to step in. Because I live for social media and I’m good at it and I’m familiar with their brand, so i can jump right in. Look, I think this is gonna be really fun and challenging, and I’m really excited about iT.
Shawn: I mean, it does sound like a good fit. But I don’t understand. I mean, you and ciara just became friends again.
Belle: Wait, they did?
Shawn: Yeah. I walked in here and they were hugging. It was beautiful. Claire, I–I mean, you’ve waited a long time for a moment like that. I’d think that you would want more, wouldn’t you?
Claire: Yeah, of course I dO.
Belle: Yeah, so do I. So do we all.
Shawn: I mean, can’t you–is there any way that you could do the job remotely?
Claire: No, I already asked theo, and he said it doesn’t work like that. I have to go to johannesburg with him.
John: You remember me?
Ciara: I sure dO. Hi.
John: Welcome home, ciara.
Ciara: Oh, thank yoU. So good to see you. And I remember this guy over here too.
Ben: Ah, thank god.
Marlena: We are so thrilled for both of yoU.
Ciara: Marlena, I can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you’ve given ben. You were there for him when i couldn’t be, and i’m very grateful for that.
Marlena: It was my pleasure.
Ciara: And I know that ben wanted to come by and express his gratitude in person, but he should really get home now so that he can rest that little ankle of his.
Ben: Well, not just yet. There’s one thing I have to do first.
Ciara: Um, ben? What are you doing? Babe, you need those.
Ben: Not for this one.
Ben: I know that last time i did this, I said it was gonna be the only time. But I thank god that I get to do it again. Ciara alice brady, will you marry me?
Ciara: Where did you get that, ben weston?
Ben: Well, you mentioned it was in your purse, so I kind of swiped it when you weren’t looking.
Ciara: You sneaky, sneaky man.
Ben: I’m also in a little bit of pain down here, so an answer would be great.
Ciara: Oh, my god, yes, ben. Yes, of course i will marry you.
Ben: Oh! I love you so much.
Ciara: I love you too.
Ben: Guess what.
Ben: Dr. Evans agreed to do the ceremony.
Ciara: That’s wonderful. So should we go home and start planning a date?
Ben: Well, I actually was thinking, maybe we could do it right now. If that’s cool with yoU.
Marlena: Oh, that’s plenty cool with me. We could any time you like. Even right now.
Ben: We do want it right now, right?
Ciara: We definitely, definitely do.
Claire: I thought that– I thought you’d be happy for mE.
Belle: Oh, honey, no, we are. This could be a great opportunity. It’s just…a lot to take in.
Shawn: Listen, we know how much you care about theo. We know how bad you feel that he was hurt, but, claire, are you sure you’re not doing this out of guilt?
Claire: I’m very sure. It’s time for me to commit to something that I really care about. And for once, I don’t mean a guy or a stupid beauty contest. This is a real job.
Belle: Halfway around the world.
Claire: You moved halfway around the world for work.
Belle: Yeah, it’s true. Are you really ready?
Claire: I used to be scared to be on my own. I’d worry that I wouldn’t be able to control my insecurities or my jealousy. But I don’t feel like that anymore. I feel confident, and making peace with ciara just– it’s given me even more courage. Look, I really, really wanna do this. Can you please support me?
Shawn: Look, of course we can.
Belle: We believe in you, baby.
Claire: Thank you.
Shawn: We’re gonna miss you.
[Sighs] I wanna say goodbye to grandma marlena and grandpa john, ’cause this is all happening so quickly.
Belle: Yeah. Well, we’ll go with you.
Shawn: Yeah, yeah, we wanna spend every second we can with you until you leave.
Ej: You think my happiness is a crock.
Nicole: Ej, I know you. I was married to you, and you did this to me back then.
Ej: [Scoffs] Did what, exactly?
Nicole: Hid how you really feel.
Ej: Let me see if I follow. It’s recently come to my attention that my wife is a lying slut. I’ve expressed relief at knowing the truth and consequently ended my marriage. How is that hiding how i really feel?
Nicole: That’s not what I meant, but–
Ej: Allow me to try again. It’s recently come to my attention that my wife is a cheating slut. She cheated on me twice, that she’ll admit to, and it wasn’t a drunken mistake with a random stranger or a one-time slip-up that she instantly regretted and came clean about. It was a repeated betrayal with a man who’s never stopped lusting after her, never stopped insinuating himself into her life. Well, guess what, darling. That whore is done making a fool of me. Is that still hiding how i really feel?
Nicole: You’re angry.
Nicole: Of course you’re angry. But underneath that anger is pain.
Ej: Oh, I believe our session is done now, dr. Freud.
Nicole: No, you see, you’re doing it again. You’re deflecting. You’re dodging. Because you feel if you admit that you’re suffering that people would see you as weak.
Ej: I’ve spent the last several years suffering and never tried to hide it.
Nicole: Right. The physical part, yes, of course you can’t hide that, but I am talking about emotional suffering. And you always hid that behind your rage. And yes, of course you seem like a very strong person on the outside, but inside, there’s pain there, like there is right now. And I know you. You would do anything not to have to deal with it. Trust me, I can relate. But ej, you should deal with it. You should face it head-on. Because if you don’t, it just might eat you up alive.
Ben: Will you be our witness?
John: Hell yeah!
Ben: Oh, my man! Then we have everything we need.
Ciara: Shall we meet you at the church?
Marlena: Yes, or we could do it right here.
Marlena: I’m ready whenever you are.
Ciara: I am definitely ready.
Ben: I am more than ready.
John: Well, then, let’s just get this show on the road. People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes
Ciara: I am so happy you guys are here. Ben and I have some amazing news.
Claire: So do I.
Ben: Well, you go first.
Claire: I’m moving to south africa.
Ben and ciara: What?
Claire: I’m going to work for theo and jj.
Ciara: Why didn’t you tell me this when I saw you earlier?
Claire: I was just so happy that you and ben were and that we were friends again, I didn’t wanna ruin the moment, but now, it’s time for me to say goodbye.
Belle: Claire is moving to south africa.
Claire: I got an amazing job opportunity.
John: I don’t like that. When are you leaving?
Claire: As soon as I pack my bags.
Ciara: But claire, I just got you back.
Claire: I know, and I am gonna miss you all so much, but I know that this is the right choice for me.
Shawn: As hard as it is for us to see her go, this is definitely a positive choice, so we support you all the way.
John: Yeah, yeah, of course we do. It’s just, what am I gonna do without my little claire bear?
Claire: Oh, grandpa, it’s not forever. And south africa, it’s not that far away.
[Laughter] You can come visit me.
Marlena: We will visit you. Of course we will.
Claire: I’m so sorry to dump this on you. It’s so sudden. I wish that there was a way to make this easier.
Ciara: Actually, there is. Would you please take care of theo for me? Like I said, I feel horrible for hurting him, and it would be really good for him to have an amazing friend like you around.
Claire: Of course. Of course.
Ciara: And there’s one more thing. I was thinking you could finally be my maid of honor.
Claire: I would love that, but I just–I don’t know if I’ll be able to fly back for the wedding.
Ciara: Well, there’s no need for that because ben and I are getting married right now.
Claire: Are you serious?
Ben: We’re very serious, and we would love it if you all stayed. If that’s cool with dr. Evans.
Marlena: Absolutely. We’d love it.
Belle: Oh, we’d be honored. This is so exciting!
Ciara: Claire, you’re already my bff. Will you be my moh?
Allie: You are just as stubborn as your dad. There’s no way he can make you do something you don’t wanna do. Now, can we please talk about what really matters?
Johnny: And what is that?
Allie: Your love life, duh.
Johnny: [Laughs] Well, who says I have one?
Allie: Please; I know you are leaving a trail of broken hearts all throughout europe. Is there anyone special?
Johnny: I don’t have a girlfriend, if that’s what you’re asking.
Johnny: But I did just meet somebody that I’m definitely interested in getting to know better.
Allie: Ooh. Who is she?
[Cell phone rings] One second. Oh, it’s ben weston.
Johnny: The necktie killer?
Allie: He’s not like that anymore.
Johnny: What, he’s not murdering people? He strangled our brother!
Allie: Just chill. Hi.
Ciara: Hey, allie. It’s ciara. I had to call you from ben’s phone because you still have mine.
Allie: I’m sorry about that. I’m sorry about everything.
Ciara: It’s fine. It’s actually more than fine. It’s wonderful. Things all turned out for the best.
Allie: Yeah, my dad told me you got your memory back.
Ciara: Mm, I did. I did. And I will tell you all about that later, but I really, really need my phone right now. Do you wanna come over to your grandma marlena’s to give it to me?
Allie: Sure. Yeah. I’ll be right over.
Ciara: Awesome. See you soon.
Johnny: Please tell me you’re not going to see ben weston.
Allie: That was ciara.
Allie: I don’t have time to explain right now. But we are gonna catch up later, because I wanna hear all about this girl.
Johnny: Well, there’s not much to tell. Not yet, at least.
Allie: Regardless, I need to let her know she’s in big trouble.
Johnny: [Laughs] My nunormal?
Ej: What’s important to me is this company. As I told chad, the subject of my now defunct marriage is closed. I’m turning my full attention to dimera.
Nicole: Don’t say i didn’t try.
Ej: Mm. I wish my son would.
Nicole: Your son?
Ej: Mm-hmm. Johnny’s back in town. I asked him to come work for me. He asked me for money.
Nicole: Money? For what?
Ej: He wants me to finance his independent film. Rather than embrace his legacy, he wants to make a silly little picture. Maybe you should talk to him.
Ej: You were his stepmother. He was always fond of you. Just tell him this is a wonderful place to work. Your womanly charms could just do the trick.
Nicole: “Trick”? Please tell me you are not trying to pimp me out to your son.
Johnny: The heck is a sweet bits?
Chanel: Hey, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.
Allie: What is this, like, a family meeting or something?
Ciara: It’s actually more like a wedding.
Allie: Who’S…you and ben? Right now? Is that why you needed your phone?
Ben: Tell me you are staying for the wedding, right?
Allie: Of course, yes. But should I run home and change or find someone to watch henry?
Ciara: No, that adorable little boy is staying, and as far as the dress code, well, ben and I are kinda going for last-minute chic.
Claire: You know what? That could go viral.
Allie: [Laughs] Can you believe this? They’re getting married.
Ben: That’s because of you two. Thank you, seriously. Ciara and I, we wouldn’t be together right now if you two hadn’t gone out on a limb to help me the way that you did, so thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Ciara: From the bottom of both of our hearts.
Ben: But mostly mine.
Ciara: And claire is going to be my maid of honor.
Allie: Oh, my god.
Claire: I hope you don’t think I’m taking your place.
Allie: What? No. Of course not. I’m just–I’m so happy you guys are friends again and you guys are back together. It just feels like everything is the way it’s supposed to be.
Ben: Well, everybody’s here. I say we get this party started.
[Laughter] Truthfully, it’s frustrating to see how fast dust reappears.
Ej: I’d never pimp you out to anyone. I just thought you’d have better luck with johnny than I’ve had.
Nicole: Well, whether I would or wouldn’t, I’m just really not interested in coming between you and your son. Okay? And just fyi, I predict that if you keep telling your son not to pursue his dream, he will defy you and go after it with a vengeance.
Ej: I shouldn’t have asked you to get involved. After all, I’ve learned if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. One way or another, I will bring my son around.
Johnny: Sono molto contento di rivederti, carissima.
Chanel: Back at you, giovanni.
Johnny: You know this place?
Chanel: It’s actually my bakery.
Johnny: Well then, I would love to sample some of your sweet bits.
Chanel: I’m sure you would.
[Both laugh] But we’re not open yet. So how about we do lunch first?
[Pachelbel’s “canon in d”]
Marlena: [Sighs] The groom has asked me to keep this short and sweet, and so i will do my best. We are gathered here today to join this man, benjamin oliver weston, and this woman, ciara alice brady, in holy matrimony.
Ben: With all due respect, dr. Evans, do you think maybe we could just…
Marlena: Get on with it?
Ciara: I’m fine with that. I actually remember everything we said to each other last time, and I don’t think we need to say it again. I remember saying that our life would not be perfect.
Ciara: Man, that was an understatement.
Ciara: But when people are as connected as we are, heart, body, mind, and soul, you really can get through anything. And you knew that. And you never gave up on me.
Ben: I never will. You also remember when I told you that your love fixed me?
Ben: Well, when you and i were apart, I was shattered. But even on my darkest days, I felt your love. And that’s what gave me the hope to know that one day, you would come back to me and I would be whole again. And it happened. It’s happening. We are together. And I am completely healed.
Ciara: Well, except for your ankle.
Ben: Except for my ankle.
[Laughter] Dr. Evans, take us home, please.
Marlena: Do you, ciara, take ben to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish all the days of your life?
Ciara: I do.
Marlena: And do you, ben, take ciara to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish all the days of your life?
Ben: I do.
Marlena: Do we have the rings?
Marlena: Ben, I’m gonna ask you to place ciara’s ring on her finger and repeat after me. “With this ring, I thee wed.”
Ben: [Sighs] With this ring… I thee wed.
Marlena: Ciara, place the ring on ben’s finger. Repeat after me. “With this ring, I thee wed.”
Ciara: With this ring, I thee wed.
Marlena: All right. It is my great pleasure to pronounce that you are husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.
John: It’s about time.