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Ej: Hello, xander. Doing well, I see.

Xander: Ej dimera? It’s been ages. What brings you here? Wait, are we having an impromptu nashville reunion? Who else have we got out there?

Ej: Just me, I’m afraid.

Xander: Well, you look well. A lot less vegetable-like.

Ej: Word on the street is, you’ve gotten yourself into a bit of legal troublE. I’m here to offer my serviceS.

Johnny: So tell me all about your sweet bits.

Chanel: I assume you mean my bakery?

[Both laugh] Well, I’ve been baking ever since I can remember, and not to brag, but I’m great at it. So yeah, this is really just a lifelong dream come truE.

Johnny: That’s awesome. Congrats. Well, I can’t wait to try your sweetS.

Chanel: You will. And thank you. I’m really excited about it, and the best part is that I get to work with my bff.

Johnny: Oh, yeah? Who’s your bff?

Allie: Hey, tripp.

Tripp: Allie, what a nice surprise. What are you doing there?

Allie: Well, my grandparents have henry, so i thought, why not come bother tripp at work?

Tripp: Oh, well, bother awaY.

Allie: I thought I could disorganize some files, maybe steal your stethoscope…

Tripp: Mm-hmm.

Allie: Draw some stuff on the patients that are sleeping. Does that sound helpful?

Tripp: Oh, you’re hired.

Allie: [Laughs] GreaT. And then i was thinking after, maybe we can hang out unless you have other planS.

Tripp: No. None. Other than undoing the havoc that you’ve come to wreak on the hospitaL.

Allie: Great. Oh, and another surprise. Ben and ciara got remarrieD.

Ben: [Grunts]

Ciara: Baby, what’s wrong?

Ben: I should be carrying my bride over the threshold, but I’m having trouble carrying my own self right now, so–

Ciara: Oh, my gosh, babe. I’m so sorry. Wait, I have an idea. How about we walk into our home together, literally on equal footing? Well, you know, mostly equal footing.

Ben: Yeah.

Ciara: As equal partners.

Ben: That sounds like a great beginning. Oh, wait, wait, wait.

Ciara: Are you ready?

Ben: Ready. One, two…

Ciara: WoW.

[Both laugh]

Ben: Welcome home, mrS. WestoN.

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

[Soft orchestration]


Gwen: Xander’s in jail? Since when?

Jack: Since yesterday. I called the police while he was packing. Shawn caught up with him in the square, took him in. He’s been there all night.

Gwen: When were you going to tell me this?

Jack: I didn’t wanna upset you.

Julie: Jack, let me explain something to you. You invited a murderer to live in our house, to sleep on our sofa, and you seem surprised that he went ahead and murdered somebody on our sofa?

Jack: Xander’s not a– well, he didn’t murder snyder. He died of natural causes. Xander did admit to dumping the body. He was trying to cover up their connection.

Julie: What connection? What connection can a criminal and a medical doctor have in common?

Jack: Xander and the good doctor were running an illegal drug ring.

Julie: [Laughs] Oh, god!

Jack: It’s even worse. Xander roped gwen into it. She had no idea what they were really up tO. She’s just an innocent victiM.

Xander: I don’t understand. Aren’t you running dimera?

Ej: I’m still an attorney with a valid law license, and I can certainly multitasK.

Xander: I’m sorry, but I was under the assumption that you might be just a wee bit upset with mE.

Ej: Why? Because you tried to murder my wife?

Xander: Allegedly, attorney. AllegedlY.

Ej: Truth be told, I’m not upset that you tried to kill sami and lucas. I’m upset you didn’t finish the job.

Ben: Every bride’s dream come truE. A small apartment above a repair shop.

Ciara: And now who’s losing their memory? I am bo brady’s daughter. I’m the woman whose engagement ring is a greasy washer from a motorcycle carburetor. Baby, I love it here. It’s perfect.

Ben: Well, you can feel free to make any changes your little heart desires.

Ciara: [Laughs] Okay, you say that now, but we both know that you like things in a very particular way.

Ben: Are you referring to my preference of order and tidiness or…

Ciara: Face it, ben, you are a neat freak and I am a slob, which makes us quite the odd couple in more ways than one.

Ben: Well, in my defense, when you grow up on the run, you learn it’s best to know where everything is in case you gottA…

[Clicking tongue] Leave in a hurry.

Ciara: Well, now, there’s absolutely nothing to run to from. So when I lose the scissors for a couple of days and we can’t find them, it won’t even matter.

Ben: Right.

Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: I mean, to hell with the scissorS. We’ll just use our teeth to just tear everything open.

Ciara: [Laughs]

Ben: Scissors be damned.

Ciara: [Screams] Oh, my god, I’m sorry.

Ben: Scissors be damned. Listen, the only thing I can’t lose ever again is standing right in front of me. You know something else?

Ciara: Hmm.

Ben: The last time we got married, we didn’t even get to enjoy our wedding night.

Ciara: Ben, it’s in the middle of the afternoon.

Ben: And I think we should make up for lost time, mrs. Weston.

Ciara: Well, mr. Weston, I like the way you think.

Tripp: That’s great. All right, so ciara and ben are finally back together.

Allie: Mm-hmm.

Tripp: Were you her maid of honor?

Allie: No, claire was. Now that ciara has her memory back, the two of them made up, which is great, right before claire left town.

Tripp: Left town? Where’d she go?

Allie: Oh, another surprise. Claire is moving to south africa to work with theo and jj.

Tripp: Wow, that’s a– that’s a big changE.

Allie: Yeah, I know, but, I mean, she seems really excited, so I’m happy for her.

Tripp: Yeah, but you must be kind of bummed too, though. I mean, your cousin leaving town right on the heels of your mom taking off?

Allie: Yeah, it’s bittersweet, but I know she’ll do great in south africa. And besides, things just evened out family-wise.

Tripp: Oh, yeah?

Allie: Surprise number– I don’t even know. I’ve lost counT. My twin brother, johnny, is back in town.

Chanel: So I met my bff back in my london partying days, but we’ve both matured into serious businesswomen now. She is the besT. So much fun. You’ll love her, but not too much, okay?

Johnny: She sounds great. Does this bff have a name?

Paulina: Oh, chanel, honey, baby, I’m so glad I run into you. Who’s this nice-looking young man?

Chanel: Mama, this is giovanni. G, this is my mom, paulina price.

Johnny: Mrs. Price, it is lovely to meet you. I see where chanel gets her good looks.

Paulina: [Laughs] Why, thank you, giovanni. Flattery will get you everywhere.

Chanel: [Clears throat]

Paulina: What?

Chanel: Don’t you have that thing? You know, that thing you have to go do right now?

Paulina: Oh, am i interrupting something?

Johnny: No.

Chanel: Yes.

Paulina: I see. So you two are on a date?

Chanel: NO.

Johnny: Yes.

Paulina: Well, at least we’re all agreed.

Xander: What are you saying? That you wish I, you know…

Ej: You can speak freely, xander

Xander: You wish I had killed sami.

Ej: Can you blame me? They were screwing around behind my back.

Xander: I knew it.

Ej: Did you, now?

Xander: That was my ideA. I mean, that they had slept together, not that they should have. God, no. No, I do believe in the sanctity of marriage, counselor, but I’m the one who first suspected that samI and her ex hooked up. And I put the idea in nicole’s head.

Ej: Well, thankfully, the truth all came out in the end. Samantha is no longer in the picture. But enough about the past. Let’s talk about your future. You’re obviously in desperate need of a good lawyer, and as I said before, I’m willing to take on your case, on one condition.

Xander: Well, let’s hear it.

Ej: My cheating wife gave you $1 million. I want it back.

Tripp: Wow, did you know your brother was coming?

Allie: No, no idea. I was just in the square minding my own business, and then poof, there he was.

Tripp: What’s the occasion?

Allie: Money, of course. What else would it be? He came to hit up our mom and his dad. He needs financing, I guess, for his new film project, but my mom isn’t here and ej shot him down. He wants johnny to work at dimera, and you can imagine how well that went over.

Tripp: Is he going back to italy?

Allie: I don’t know actually. He didn’t say, but, I mean, I’m gonna do everything I can to convince him to stay. I haven’t seen him in forever, and we have so much we need to catch up on. I mean, I didn’t even get a chance to tell him about the bakery.

Tripp: Hey, I just had a great idea.

Allie: What?

Tripp: Actually, no. It’s probably– it’s probably lame. I don’t even know your brother. I don’t even know what I’m–

Allie: No, come on, tripp. Tell me your idea.

Tripp: Well, I just thought, what if we set him up with chanel?

Johnny: Ms. Price, I’m afraid the confusion is all my fault. You see, I am completely captivated by your beautiful daughter, and I fear I might’ve gotten a little ahead of myself. I was being optimistic in thinking this was a date.

Paulina: Oh, nothing wrong with optimism.

[Laughs] And let me tell you, my chanel could certainly do a lot worse than you. In fact, she has.

Chanel: Mama!

Johnny: Please, join us. There.

Paulina: Thank you.

Johnny: You’re very welcome. Can’t wait to hear all the gory details.

Paulina: Well, giovanni, I won’t tell you any gory details because I respect my daughter’s privacy.

Chanel: That’s a new one.

Paulina: So if she wants to tell you, then that’s up to her.

Chanel: Okay, I will tell him. All right, I was recently married to a criminal.

Paulina: Yeah, a criminal with a rap sheet longer than my arm. Both my arms.

Chanel: I thought you said it was up to me to tell him.

Paulina: Fine, so–fine.

Chanel: Okay, anyway, the marriage, it lasted, like, two seconds. It was nothing. It was over and done with. It was just one big, stupid mistake.

Johnny: Oh, well that’s good news. Means I still got a shot.

Chanel: Oh, does it, now?

Paulina: Chanel, stop messing with the boy. Now, I, for one, think you should give him a chance. You know, unless you still doing the girl thing.

Chanel: [Sighs]

Johnny: What girl thing?

Julie: Jack, how can you possibly believe that gwen is innocent? Because from day one, every word out of her mouth has been a gusher of lies.

Jack: Julie, you and i both know that people are capable of change. Now, gwen has been through a lot. She has suffered a great loss.

Gwen: You don’t have to defend me.

Jack: Yes, I do. Look, xander confessed to his involvement in synder’s drug ring. He admitted that he dragged gwen into this whole mess. He insisted that he deserves all the blame. Now, yes, xander is hardly a scrupulously honest person, but why would he lie about that? Why would he deliberately incriminate himself?

Julie: Maybe to protect gwen.

Xander: Why would sami give me $1 million?

Ej: To expose nicole’s infidelity. Sami told me all about it.

Xander: Oh.

Ej: So I don’t care how much you think you’ve earned it. That money belongs to me, and I want it back.

Xander: Maybe I’ve already spent it.

Ej: Xander, when will you see that I will always be two steps ahead? I know it was in your possession when you were arrested, and I know that it’s currently being held in evidence because the police think it could be connected to your drug operation.

Xander: Fine, I haven’t spent it, but a cool million is a pretty steep attorney fee.

Ej: Is it worth the price of your freedom?

Xander: I can hire another attorney for way less.

Ej: Xander, remember. Two steps ahead. You’re in a world of trouble, and I’m your only hope.

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Ben: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Ciara: Where the hell are those damn scissors?

Ben: No.

Ciara: No?

Ben: No.

Ciara: No. Well, actually, what I’m thinking about is how fun this is gonna be when we’re doing this all day, every day on our honeymoon.

Ben: Our honeymoon. Right.

Ciara: Where do you wanna go?

Ben: Wherever is gonna make you happy.

Ciara: Hmm. You know, when vincent was holding me captive, I had a lot of dreams about our future.

Ben: Hmm.

Ciara: They were the only things giving me hope until I could see you again. Anyway, one of the dreams was about our honeymoon.

Ben: Tell me about it. I cannot wait for it to be just you and me and white sand beaches and piña coladas.

Ciara: Oh, baby, I’m actually more of a daiquiri kind of girl.

Ben: I’ll get you whatever the hell you want, always.

Ciara: I love you, mr. Weston.

Ben: I love you, mrs. Weston. Oh, and I love this. I cannot wait to see you in this. Hold–ah. I can’t wait to see you out of it.

Ciara: Ben.

Ben: I think we need to take a little break from packing.

Ciara: Ben, we don’t have time. We have a plane to catch.

Ben: All the time in the world. For the rest of the days of our lives, wife.

Ciara: Okay, husband.

[Soft music]


Ben: You’re not gonna believe this.

Ciara: What?

Ben: I think we had the same dream.

Ciara: [Gasps]

Allie: You wanna set my brother up with chanel?

Tripp: Well, like I said, I know it’s a crazy idea. I don’t even know your brother. I don’t even know if he already has a girlfriend.

Allie: No. No, he doesn’t have a girlfriend, but he did say that he was interested in someone, so… and actually, when I was hanging out with chanel, she was messaging this guy and she seemed pretty into him, so…

Tripp: So my plan was probably as lame as I first thought it was.

Allie: Not necessarily, but since your shift is over, do you wanna go get some food?

Tripp: Does julie’s place sound good?

Allie: As long as you’re there.

Johnny: So girl thing, huh? What’s that about?

Chanel: I told my mom that I am sexually fluid.

Paulina: Which means she’s into boys and girls and everything in between.

Chanel: Mama!

Paulina: Okay, so I only know about one girl so far, but I’m a modern woman. I have no problem with it. And I assume, you being a modern young man, you have no problem either.

Johnny: No. No. Of course not. In fact, I have a brother who’s gay.

Paulina: So what about you? Are you fluid? You know, I hear that’s a big thing with a whole lot of you young people nowadays.

Chanel: Mama, please stop.

Johnny: Uh, no. No. I am 100% into women. One in particular.

Jack: Xander would never throw himself under the bus just to protect gwen. They barely get along.

Julie: Oh, they get along well enough to start having sex on the sofa.

Jack: What?

Julie: Coitus interruptus. I walked in on them having it on about a month ago.

Jack: Is that true?

Gwen: It was a momentary lapse in judgment, okay? And we started fighting immediately after, believe me. Xander would never lift a finger to help me.

Jack: She’s right. She’s right. Xander’s never the fall guy. He’s always ever been out for himself. He would never take the blame if he didn’t have to.

Julie: Xander is a stupid, self-serving bastard. I think we can all agree on that. However, I still smell something suspicious here. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to discuss who’s the rotten egg because today, my grandparents’ memorial plaque is going to be put back in horton town square. I wanna be there. I want to make sure everything goes smoothly. And speaking of tom and alice horton, if they knew what had been going on under their roof–

Gwen: They’d be rolling around in their graves?

Julie: Bob’s your uncle dick, sweetheart.

Xander: I’m perfectly aware of the severity of my situation, counselor. But I’ll just hire justin. I’m sure he’ll give me the family discount.

Ej: Hmm. Remind me again. When was the last time justin won a case?

Xander: That’s a fair point. I think he just lost a custody case to your wife, and she’s not even a lawyer.

Ej: Exactly. But I’m not just talking about legal ability here. If you want to avoid prison, you’re going to need so much more than that. You’ll need someone who can pull strings. Someone who has considerable influence. And that would be me.

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Gwen: Thank you again for defending me. You know, I really don’t deserve it. Not after everything I’ve done.

Jack: I meant what I said, gwen. You’ve worked really hard to turn things around. All that other stuff is in the past. And in this case, you didn’t do anything wrong. This is all on xander.

Gwen: I know that he betrayed you, yeah? But so did I. And you found it in your heart to give me a second chance. So maybe he deserves one too.

Jack: I don’t understand. Xander put you in a terrible position. He brought all of this on you. Why are you defending him?

Xander: They don’t have that strong of a case against me.

Ej: [Chuckles] Xander, you confessed your crimes to two witnesses. A third can place you with the deceased doctor who was stealing the drugs. And considering the high-profile nature of our nation’s opioid crisis, prosecutors most certainly will want to make an example out of you. You, my friend, are screwed.

Xander: Well, when you put it that way. Why does your involvement change the equation?

Ej: My name. My father nurtured ties with a number of judges and people high up in the justice department. Top men. All I have to do is pick up the phone. Look, I can guarantee you’ll walk out scot-free. At most, you’ll get a slap on the wrist. In exchange, I want what’s mine.

Xander: Look, if I give back all that money, I’ll be back to being broke again. No job, no place to stay, no prospects. Surely a man of your principals couldn’t allow that to happen.

Ej: I may have principles, xander, but I’ve just lost my patience. So I hope you enjoy spending the rest of your life sharing a cell with your old pal clyde weston, listening to him yammer on about skinning possums and moonshining in the ozarks. I’m sure that will never get old.

Xander: Wait, wait, wait. Wait.

Chanel: Okay, mama, time to go, now.

Paulina: Oh, all right. All right. You can tell me all about your date when you get home.

Chanel: Home?

Paulina: Oh, yeah, I assumed that since we were all good, that you would move back in, you know? Besides, your grandmother, she wants to see you.

Chanel: Oh, I can’t believe big mama’s in town. I thought she wasn’t well enough to travel.

Paulina: With the right motivation, your big mama, you’d be surprised what she’s capable of. But in any case, I’m sure she’d love to see you.

Chanel: Okay, fine. I’m moving back in.

Paulina: Okay.

Chanel: Now, just go. Go.

Paulina: Oh, okay. All right, all right. No need to be pushy. I know how to make an exit. Young man?

Johnny: Absolutely.

Paulina: [Laughs] Okay. Bye-bye. Nice to see you. I hope to see you again real soon, giovanni.

Johnny: You too, ms. Price. So tell me about this girl you’re into.

Paulina: Oh, well, look at this cute couple.

Allie: Hello, ms. Price.

Paulina: Oh, honey. Please, call me paulina. Now, don’t get me wrong. Not that I don’t appreciate a young woman with good manners. Maybe you could teach that daughter of mine a thing or two? She more or less just told me to get lost.

Allie: Oh, chanel’s here?

Paulina: Yeah, she’s right inside.

Allie: But I thought things were fine with you guys again.

Paulina: Oh, it is. It is. I even convinced her to move back in with me.

Tripp: That’s great.

Paulina: Oh, he speaks!

[Laughter] I’m just teasing you, son.

Allie: Well, if everything’s good with you guys and she’s moving back in, why would chanel tell you to get lost?

Paulina: I think I may have embarrassed her just a little bit in front of her date.

Allie: Oh, chanel’s on a date? With who? People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes

Ben: When vincent’s car exploded and I ended up in the hospital trying to find you in that fire, I had all of these wild dreams about our future too. And one of them was exactly like what you just explained. You were packing up for this, like, tropical honeymoon and you had a new bikini and… this is incredible. What else did you dream?

Ciara: Well, I had this one dream where I was pregnant.

Ben: I…I dreamed that you were pregnant too. And in my dream, you gave birth. It was a boy. Hey, little man. You want your mom?

Ciara: Oh, my god. Oh, my god. You are so beautiful. Hi, baby. We have waited such a long time for you.

Ben: We gotta give this little guy a name.

Ciara: Yeah, but we don’t agree on any of the names on our list.

Ben: There was one name I wanted to bring up, but I didn’t know how you’d feel about it.

Ciara: What’s that?

Ben: Bo. How about bo brady weston? We named our son–

Ciara: Bo. We named him bo.

Ben: I love you.

Ciara: I love you too.

Ben: Ciara, we are really–

Ciara: Connected. Yeah. I mean, after everything we’ve been through, are you really that surprised?

Chanel: The girl my mom was talking about, her name is nunya. Nunya business.

Johnny: Well, if she’s my competition–

Chanel: She’s not.

Johnny: Wait. Last night, you said you like someone who liked someone else. I just assumed it was a guy, but that’s the girl, huh? That’s who your mom was talking about?

Chanel: [Sighs] Yes, that’s her, but trust me, you have nothing to worry about. We’re just friends.

Johnny: Just friends. And business partners. Am I right?

Paulina: Oh, just some boy. Very charming boy, and easy on their eyes, I might add. I think they just met, but I approve. That’s all you kids are looking for, anyway. Mama’s approval. Right, son?

Tripp: Yes, ma’am


Paulina: I’m just having fun with you. Anyway, I got some business i gotta go take care of in the square, so I see you two later.

Allie: Bye.

Tripp: Well, I guess now’s our chance to meet chanel’s new mystery man.

Allie: Maybe we shouldn’T. Maybe we should give them some privacy, especially after her mom just interrupted her date.

Tripp: Hmm, that’s a good call. So where to now?

Allie: Well, I was thinking maybe we could spend some time alone.

Tripp: Now that is a genius idea.

Allie: I am pretty impressed with it myself.

Gwen: It’s just that I have been in xander’s shoes. I know what it’s like to be so desperate. You dig yourself into this hole, and every time you look up, you’re just–you’re deeper and deeper, and throw in the pressure of finances–

Jack: There’s no excuse. I will never forgive him for putting you in danger

Gwen: I never felt in danger.

Jack: You could have gone to jail. I don’t even want to think about it, but the whole situation could have gotten violent. Gwen, you and I just found each other, and if I had lost–

Gwen: What? You–you wouldn’t be able to go on without me?

Jack: Gwen, you’re my daughter. You’re my daughter. I love you. I hope you know that.

Gwen: I love you too.

Xander: [Sighs] I’m open to… let’s say half.

Ej: Half a million buys you half a life sentence.

Xander: Come on, mate. I’ve got to come out of this with something.

Ej: Besides your freedom? You said you were out of a job.

Xander: Brady gave me the sack.

Ej: Dimera owns basic black. I suppose I have the power to reinstate you.

Xander: Really? You’d do that?

Ej: There’s no love lost between brady black and me. Meaning it would be extremely enjoyable to push his buttons. So do we have a deal?

Xander: [Breathes deeply] I mean…

Ej: All you have to do is sign on the dotted line agreeing to pay a cool million to procure my services. And then I guarantee you won’t see a minute behind bars. In fact, I’ll make sure you get bail and walk out of here within 15 minutes. So do we have a deal?

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Xander: Well, at least this place won’t cost me a million a night.

[Sighs] And there’s a private shower.


[Knock at door] Can’t I get a moment’s peace?

Paulina: Your grandparents, back where they belong. I’m so relieved to see it.

Julie: I feel like all’s right with the world again.

Paulina: I know I’ve said it many times before, but it bears repeating. I’m so sorry that I caused all that trouble.

Julie: I appreciate that.

Paulina: Lani reached out to me yesterday. She agreed to give me another chance. Bless her heart. We can start over. And I was thinking maybe– maybe you and I, we could do the same?

Julie: I’d like that.


Chanel: You got me. The girl I was interested in is my bff, and she’s the girl working with me on the bakery.

Johnny: Huh. So is that gonna be, like, weird?

Chanel: No, it’s totally fine.

Johnny: You sure?

Chanel: Mm-hmm.

Johnny: You’re not still hung up on her?

Chanel: Not at all. And how could I be when I’ve got this cute boy in front of me? Hmm?

Johnny: You think I’m cute?

Chanel: That answer your question?

Tripp: Oh, I’ve never been so happy to skip lunch.

Allie: I’ve never been so happy…ever.

Tripp: You mean that?

Allie: Yeah.

Tripp: Allie, there’s something I wanna tell you.

Allie: What?

Tripp: I… I love you.

Ben: [Grunts] Put that on.

Ciara: Ben, this is the shirt that gave you me.

[Sighs] I cannot believe you still have it.

Ben: Of course I still have it. It smells like you.

Ciara: Okay. Now what?

Ben: What’s a wedding without a first dance?

[Soft acoustic ballad]

The way the light kisses

your eyes

it’s hard to explain

I lose all track of time

Ciara: I can’t tell you how happy I am in this moment.

Ben: You don’t have to, because I feel the exact same way.

Right here

so consumed

by this moment

I’ve waited forever

and time’s flying by

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