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Xander: [Sighs]

Gwen: Do you always get this dressed up to answer the door?

Xander: I was just about to have a shower. What can I do for you?

Gwen: I came– I came to say I’m sorry.

Olivia: Oh, it is so good to finally meet you, eli, and to see your precious babies in person.

Eli: This is for you.

Olivia: Good manners and handsome. You got the total package here, lani.

Lani: Aunt paulina said the same thing when she first met him, although she used more colorful terms.

Olivia: Oh, what did she say?

Eli: We won’t get into that.

Olivia: Oh, tell me what my daughter called you.

Lani: Tell her.

Eli: She said something like I look like a tall glass of chocolate milk.

Olivia: She can’t help herself. Paulina has never met a line she wouldn’t cross.

Abe: Alice and tom’s plaque.

Paulina: Back in its rightful place. Julie was just here checking it out.

Abe: Oh, so how’d that go?

Paulina: Pretty well, actually. It seems fitting that this is the place where we buried the hatchet. We agreed to start over with a clean slate.

Abe: Lani tells me that you and she did the same.

Paulina: Oh, I’m so grateful for that. So, abraham, what about us?

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

Allie: What?

Tripp: I– I love you. Allie?

Allie: I, um– I don’t know what to say.

Johnny: So you think I’m cute?

Chanel: That answer your question?

Johnny: I did not see that one coming, but I’m glad that it did.

Chanel: Me too. Although now I feel like everybody’s looking at us.

Johnny: Yeah. Maybe we should go someplace a little more private?

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

[Soft orchestration]


Tripp: I didn’t mean to put you on the spot. You don’t have to say it back, just because I did.

Allie: Tripp–

Tripp: No really. It’s okay. It felt right, in the moment, but if you don’t feel the same way–

Allie: I care about you a lot. I just– I don’t know if I’m ready to say those words yet. I’m sorry.

Tripp: You have nothing to be sorry about okay. I don’t want you to force anything. And you know what? We don’t have to talk about it anymore. Let’s just forget it ever happened.

Allie: No. Wait. I want you to understand why I didn’t say that.

Johnny: I’m sorry. Did I just push that too far? I just–the kiss was so great that I was hoping it wouldn’t be the last one. But if you’re not comfortable, we don’t–

Chanel: I’m not uncomfortable. I don’t get uncomfortable.

Johnny: So–

Chanel: So let’s do it.

Johnny: Yeah?

Chanel: Yeah let’s get out of here.

Johnny: Now you’re talking. Your place or mine?

Chanel: Well, I’m staying with my mom, and my grandmother’s in from out of town.

Johnny: My place it is. Can I get the check please? Right away. Thank you.

Gwen: So are you gonna put on a shirt?

Xander: Before I take a shower? That’s a bit silly, no?

Gwen: Yeah. There’s no complaints by me. Sorry.

Xander: Just what exactly are you sorry for?

Gwen: I just heard that you spent the night in jail.

Xander: It’s not my first.

Gwen: Still, that couldn’t have been pleasant.

Xander: Well, it goes with the territory, you know. I couldn’t exactly wriggle out of the charges, after I confessed to jack.

Gwen: Yeah. You didn’t have to do that, xander.

Xander: Well, I kind of did. Jack was on the brink of discovering that you lied about your miscarriage.

Gwen: Yeah. A few moments more, and i probably would have come clean.

Xander: But then you would have lost your father, after you spent your whole life without him. All I lost was one night.

Gwen: Yes, but you could still go to prison, xander. I can’t let you do that. Not for protecting me.

Xander: It’s all right, gwen.

Gwen: No, no. It’s not actually. I should–no. I should go to the police, and I should tell them the truth. My nunormal?

Xander: Gwen, you don’t have to confess. I’m not going to prison.

Gwen: How do you know that?

Xander: Ej dimera agreed to represent me.

Gwen: Ej?

Xander: I mean you do know him, right? I mean, I assume you do, given your history with the family.

Gwen: I know him by reputation, yes. I haven’t actually met him.

Xander: Well, let me tell you he is beyond capable and utterly ruthless. He already got me released on bail, and I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before he makes all the charges go away.

Gwen: Are you sure?

Xander: Well, he better, ’cause I just spent $1 million to retain him.

Paulina: I know how badly I hurt you, abe, and I’d love the chance to make it up to you, if you’ll let me.

Abe: I was encouraging lani to forgive you, and I would be a hypocrite not to try.

Paulina: Really? So you think we can start over too?

Abe: Well, I’m not saying that it would be easy, but… I would like to try.

Paulina: Oh, you don’t know how much this means to me.

Abe: You know… I tried so hard to be mad at you. Stay mad at you. But I can’t deny how I feel when I’m around you. It’ll be such a relief to– be such a relief to get past the secrets and the lies.

Paulina: It will.

Abe: You don’t look relieved.

Olivia: Those are the most gorgeous babies I’ve ever seen since–well, since you were born, lani, and of course chanel.

Eli: Well, I can imagine lani being a beautiful baby, but she’s also a wonderful mother, as well.

Olivia: Amen, and I’m so sorry I wasn’t here for the wedding or the christening.

Lani: That’s okay, big mama.

Eli: Yeah. We knew you weren’t well enough to travel.

Lani: And we’re just really happy that you’re all better.

Olivia: It’s a true blessing.

Lani: You know, big mama, you said that you came to salem to get a couple things straight with aunt paulina, but you didn’t say what they were.

Olivia: [Laughs] If you think you’re gonna tell that child you’re her mother, you got another thing coming, hear?

Lani: So what was it about?

Allie: The truth is I’ve never said “I love you” to anyone I’ve been with before, so it’s kind of a big deal.

Tripp: Of course it is.

Allie: Have you said it to someone else?

Tripp: I have. It’s always a major step. You’ve never had a serious boyfriend?

Allie: I dated a couple guys in europe, but nothing like this. I love being with you so much, but I just feel–I don’t know. Maybe I’m scared of saying something too soon, or maybe it’s from all of the trauma that I went through last year, or–I don’t know. I’m just not ready. Does that make sense? And I know that I’m way in my head right now, and I’m talking too much. Way too much, but I just don’t want to hurt you. But I have hurt you, haven’t I?


Olivia: Well, I’ll give it to you straight, child. When I found out paulina was seeing your father, I thought it was a very bad idea. I mean, there’s a world full of men out there, and she chooses her sister’s ex. The father of her child.

Lani: Dad and aunt paulina had a connection right away.

Olivia: Connection, fine. But the bible says thou shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife.

Lani: Big mama.

Olivia: Well, you know what I’m saying. It’s wrong.

Eli: Lani wasn’t sure at first either.

Lani: Look, yes. I was–at first, I was weirded out by it for a minute, and then I got over it. Big mama, mom and dad were never married, and they were done a long time ago.

Olivia: But there still can be feelings.

Lani: Mom doesn’t seem worried about it, so why are you?

Olivia: Well, I guess I’m just old-fashioned.

Abe: So what’s wrong, paulina?

Paulina: Uh–uh– I was just thinking.

Abe: About what?

Paulina: Well, hopefully thinking that you were thinking the same thing. That the only thing good about breaking up is getting back together.

Abe: You don’t waste any time, do you?

Paulina: Life is short, abraham.

Abe: You don’t have to tell me that.

Paulina: Well, I would invite you over to my apartment, but my mama’s there.

Abe: Lani told me that she and eli are taking the kids over to see her.

Paulina: Right, right, so what do you say we just head on over to your place?

Abe: Well, you know, that is very tempting, but I wouldn’t mind meeting the famous big mama. I’ve heard so much about her.

Paulina: Oh, I don’t know, abe.

Abe: You don’t want me to see her?

Paulina: No, no, no. Of course not. It’s just she’s a handful, and she is just so full of opinions about you, and me, and–

Abe: Tamara.

Paulina: Yes.

Abe: Well, you know, I am not afraid of big mama’s opinions. I just want her to know how much her daughter means to me. You know, we just have to be open to the whole family, if we’re gonna have a chance to make this work.

Paulina: You always know just what to say, don’t you?

Abe: Well, then shall we go see big mama?

Paulina: I can’t think of a reason why not.

Abe: Let’s do it.

Tripp: Really, allie, it’s okay.

Allie: Are you sure?

Tripp: As long as we’re together, and as long as this relationship is moving in the right direction, I’m cool.

Allie: Okay.

Tripp: And you don’t ever have to explain yourself to me.

[Beeping] Oh, that’s me. Oh, great.

Allie: Everything okay?

Tripp: It’s from kayla. I have to get back to the hospital.

Allie: But I thought you had the rest of the night off?

Tripp: I thought so, too, but, you know, that’s the life of a med student. I’d better get dressed.

Allie: [Sighs] Ugh!

Chanel: You said your family had a big house. You didn’t say it was a mansion.

Johnny: Yeah. Room’s this way.

Chanel: Do we need a map to get there?

Johnny: No, I think i remember the way.

Chanel: Can’t wait to see it.

[Door opens] Oh, wait. We can’t do this. Still fresh

Johnny: I’m so sorry. I thought you wanted this.

Chanel: No, no. I do. It’s just– do you have protection?

Johnny: Oh, yeah. Yeah sure. Just hang on. I know I’ve got something. I could have sworn–okay. I’m gonna run to the pharmacy. Just make yourself comfortable. Get relaxed. I’ll be back 20 minutes tops, okay?

Chanel: Wait. Hang on.

Johnny: No. It’s okay. Nobody’s gonna bother you up here.

Chanel: No, no. It’s just, you know, maybe it’s a good thing this happened. You know, maybe we should just hang out for a while.

Johnny: Hang out.

Chanel: Yeah. Maybe I was rushing things, and not for the right reasons.

Johnny: I get it.

Chanel: You do?

Johnny: Yeah. It’s because of that girl you were telling me about earlier, huh?

Allie: Thank you for watching henry.

Marlena: Oh, please don’t thank me. It was my pleasure. I adore being with him.

Allie: Where is he?

Marlena: Oh, he’s in the other room with john they’re playing with building blocks, they made quite an amazing structure. I’ll get him for you.

Allie: Oh, before you go, can we talk?

Marlena: Oh, of course. Sit. Okay. What’s going on?

Allie: It’s tripp.

Marlena: Is there a problem?

Allie: No. No. Actually, he’s great. He just told me he loves me.

Marlena: Oh. And it upset you?

Allie: It upset me, because I couldn’t say it back to him.


Kayla: Yeah. Hey. You’re not supposed to be on shift tonight.

Tripp: If anyone asks, you called me in.

Kayla: Can I at least know why I’m being used as the excuse?

Tripp: I kind of told allie that I had to go back to the hospital.

Kayla: Why’d you do that?

Tripp: Well, things have been going really well with us, and we had a great day together, so I decided to go for it.

Kayla: Go for what?

Tripp: I told her that I loved her, and she didn’t say it back.

Kayla: Oh.

Tripp: What the hell was I thinking? I mean you never say it unless you’re sure the other person is ready, and now, I may have ruined everything.


Abe: Well, hello everyone.

Lani: Dad?

Abe: Hello, eli, and hello, lani. Hello, jules. Hello, carver, and hello, mrs. Price.

Paulina: Mama, I’d like you to meet–

Olivia: No introduction necessary. Tamara showed me his picture a long time ago. I’d know you anywhere.

Abe: Mama price, it’s lovely to meet you.

Olivia: Call me olivia.

Abe: Olivia. Well, I’m very glad to have you here in salem. I’ve heard so much about you.

Olivia: I’m sure you have.

Abe: Yes. I assume you know that I have a history with your other daughter.

Olivia: History? That’s one way of putting it.

Abe: Well, tamara and i were together many years ago, and we share our lovely daughter, but I do want you to know how very much I care for paulina.

Olivia: I thought you two had broken up?

Abe: Well, we just got back together, mama.

Lani: You did?

Abe: We did.

Eli: Congratulations.

Paulina: Thanks.

Eli: That’s great, right?

Olivia: Y’all okay with this?

Lani: I mean, big mama, if they want to be together.

Olivia: Well, if you ask me, it’s a terrible mistake, and paulina knows why.

Lani: Why, auntie p?

Paulina: Well–

Abe: I assume this is about the lies that paulina told us.

Olivia: Lies?

Abe: About price town.

Olivia: Oh, that.

Abe: I can assure you that I have forgiven paulina about everything, and we’ve agreed to start fresh.

Paulina: That’s right. We’re all good, mama, so you can pipe down. Give us your blessing.

Gwen: For you to give up $1 million, just to protect me– honestly, I don’t know what to say.

Xander: But you don’t have to feel guilty, gwen. You didn’t ask me to be the fall guy.

Gwen: Yeah, but you needed that money.

Xander: Yeah. It’s not like I worked very hard for it. Anyway, in my experience, there’s always another opportunity around the corner.

Gwen: You know, I know a thing or two about you by now, xander. You really struggled to gain respect.

Xander: Money and respect aren’t the same thing.

Gwen: Oh, really? Since when?

Xander: Maybe I am growing as a person.

Gwen: I really don’t know how to thank you. No one’s ever done something so selfless for me before.

Xander: Well, I don’t think I’ve ever done anything so selfless for someone before, so maybe we’re both just exploring new territory.

Gwen: But you did all this for me?

Xander: I suppose I did.

Gwen: Thank you, xander. Thank you.

Xander: You’re very welcome. Feeling stressed in your skin?

Gwen: That is for helping with snyder’s body.

Xander: Even though it turned up where I left him?

Gwen: And that is for keeping my secret. That is for spending the night in jail. And this– this is for the $1 million.

Tripp: After everything that allie’s been through, the last thing she needed was somebody pressuring her.

Kayla: Tripp, you weren’t pressuring her. You were just being honest about your feelings.

Tripp: Yeah, but I put her in such an awkward position.

Kayla: Did she say that?

Tripp: No. She said it was fine, but I mean she got all nervous and over-explaining. I could tell she was uncomfortable.

Kayla: Well, I’m sure she didn’t want to hurt your feelings. Look, you said yourself that she’s been through a lot this year. She probably just needs time.

Tripp: What if she takes time and realizes that she’ll never love me back?

Marlena: You care for tripp.

Allie: Very much. He’s the best guy I’ve ever been with. We have fun together. We have great talks. He’s so good with henry.

Marlena: And you weren’t having any problems before he said he loved you?

Allie: I just heard those three words and froze.

Marlena: But you weren’t having any doubts before that?

Allie: Well, I did have a dream this morning that shook me a bit.

Marlena: What kind of dream?

Allie: I was in bed with tripp, but chanel was there too.

Chanel: Do you always try to analyze the girls you want to sleep with?

Johnny: Look, you wanted to talk. Now, we’re talking, and I can’t help but wonder if maybe the reason that you kissed me–maybe the reason that we are here, in my bedroom is the same reason you pulled back. You’re not over this girl.

Chanel: So you’re saying that I’m using you to get her out of my system?

Johnny: Are you? My plaque psoriasis…

Kayla: Look, when it comes to trauma recovery is rarely a straight line. But the fact that allie can have a healthy relationship and get close to you–I mean that’s a huge step. And it’s a testament to how supportive and patient you’ve been, but triggers can happen at any time, and I know that from experience.

Tripp: What if it isn’t about the trauma? What if it has nothing to do with charlie?

Kayla: Are you afraid that her feelings for you are not as strong as your feelings are for her?

Tripp: And I’m afraid that it might be because of someone else.

Johnny: Is it about the girl?

Chanel: No. And yes. Maybe I was trying to prove something to myself, but I really do like you, too.

Johnny: I’m glad to hear that.

Chanel: It’s just I need to accept that she’s with somebody else, and so I have no choice but to get over her.

Johnny: Well, if I can ever help you with that, now you know where to find me.

Chanel: Thanks.

Johnny: Yeah.

Chanel: Well, I should really go. My grandma’s in town, and I gotta catch her before she heads back to florida.

Johnny: Well, okay. Goodnight. Oh.

Eli: Okay, and last one. Lani and big mama. All right. That’s great. I’ll make sure I text everyone the pictures too.

Abe: Oh, I can’t wait to see ’em.

[Baby crying]

Lani: Well, carver is getting a little fussy here. Oh, and there goes jules.

Eli: Yeah. Well, I think we’re about five minutes away from a double meltdown.

Lani: Okay. I really want to do this, but I think we should pass on dinner and head home. They didn’t get much sleep today.

Paulina: Well, you sure you can’t just put ’em down here?

Eli: That sounds like a recipe for dinner and disaster.

Olivia: We understand. You get those angels home. It was good to meet you, eli.

Eli: It’s nice to meet you, as well, and please come back to see us soon.

Olivia: That’s a promise.

Lani: Oh, big mama, it was so good to see you.

Olivia: It’s always good to see you, baby. Your babies are a true miracle. I’m so proud of you, lani.

Lani: Thank you. I love you.

Eli: Okay. You ready?

Lani: Here we go.

Abe: Hey, sweetie.

Lani: Bye, dad.

Paulina: Aw.

Eli: All right.

Abe: Take care, all right?

Eli: Y’all have a good one.

Olivia: Oh, I miss them already.

Abe: I know how you feel.

Paulina: Abe, you want to stay for dinner?

Abe: Oh, that’s a nice invitation, you know, but I think I should let the two of you have some mother and daughter time.

Paulina: You sure?

Abe: Yeah. I mean we have all the time in the world, and mama. Mama price, it was so wonderful to meet you at last.

Olivia: I’m sure it was.

Abe: Well, see you tomorrow.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. You just try and stay away from me.

Abe: Ooh.

Paulina: [Chuckles] Get that damn frown off your face.

Allie: Chanel’s the girl that I told you about.

Marlena: Yes. Yes. Paulina’s daughter. The one who kissed you.

Allie: Yeah. And it’s not just the dream that’s making me wonder.

Marlena: Okay. What else is making you wonder?

Allie: Chanel met this guy, and she likes him, and I just felt this little stab of jealousy. And then tripp and I almost walked in on her date with him, and I just kind of panicked and made tripp leave. And I’m not exactly sure why.

Marlena: Well, maybe you didn’t want to see her with somebody else?

Allie: Maybe. But if I still have feelings for her, I want to get past them.

Marlena: Because you want to be with tripp.

Allie: Yes. And I want to be able to say that I love him back. In a perfect world, you know, chanel is in love with this new guy, and I’m in love with tripp, and I–everyone’s just happy.

Marlena: Well, sometimes things aren’t that neat and tidy, you know, because feelings are messy, and…

Allie: Yeah.

Marlena: Telling somebody that you love them–just those three words–they’re very powerful. And you shouldn’t rush into that, especially if you’re–well, if you’re confused about it. I think you should sort out your feelings before you move forward with tripp.

Allie: Yeah. You’re right. Thank you for letting me talk to you about this.

Marlena: Of course. Always, always, always. I’m always here for you, oh, darling.

Allie: I love you.

Marlena: I love you, too. Let me get that baby for you.

Allie: Okay. Thank you.

Chanel: I really gotta go.

Johnny: Do you?

Chanel: I do.

Johnny: Ah, okay. Text me.

Chanel: Or maybe I’ll stop by and surprise you some night.

Johnny: I like surprises. And next time, I will be prepared. Ohh. Ah!

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Xander: You know, I have to say, that was well worth $1 million. Oh, did somebody just make somebody laugh for the first time?

Gwen: No. No. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Shush.

Xander: You hungry?

Gwen: Not really.

Xander: Thirsty? I have champagne. We could celebrate my release from jail.

Gwen: Champers? Doesn’t that seem like bad luck, to celebrate before ej gets the charges dropped?

Xander: You’re probably right. Well, is there anything else I can get for you?

Gwen: I think you’ve done plenty.

Xander: Come on. There must be some incredibly selfless thing I can do to compel you to thank me all over again.

Gwen: Well, yeah. I think I probably owe you still, for the first one.

Xander: I’ve got an idea. How about I show you how the scots say, “you’re welcome?”

Gwen: Okay.

Kayla: When you say there’s someone else you mean allie’s friend who she had a thing for?

Tripp: Yeah.

Kayla: But you said you thought that she had put those feelings aside?

Tripp: She said I’m the only one she wants to be with.

Kayla: But you’re doubting her.

Tripp: I shouldn’T. I mean, we’ve been spending so much time together, and she’s never given me a reason to question her, but–

Kayla: But what?

Tripp: I would never say this to allie, but I can’t help wondering that what if she hasn’t really put those feelings aside completely? Maybe that’s why she couldn’t bring herself to say she loves me.

[Cell phone rings]

Allie: Hey.

Chanel: Hey, horton. I just wanted to let you know I went by the bank with my mom, and we signed all the rest of the paperwork for the bakery.

Allie: So we’re all set with sweet bits?

Chanel: Yep. All good.

Allie: That’s awesome. You must be so excited.

Chanel: Yeah. It’s been a good day. I even ran into that guy again.

Allie: Thirst trap?

Chanel: Yep. Yeah. We went for a drink at julie’s place.

Allie: I know.

Chanel: You do?

Allie: Tripp and i were there. We ran into your mom outside.

Chanel: Oh, well, why didn’t you guys come in? I could have introduced you.

Allie: We didn’t want to get in the way. Did you have fun?

Chanel: Yeah, yeah. It was cool. He’s a lot of fun.

Allie: I’m happy for you.

Chanel: Thanks. I–I gotta go head home. I want to say goodbye to big mama before she leaves. Love you.

Allie: Love you too.

[Cell phone beeps]

Eli: Your grandmother is a trip.

Lani: It’s easy to see where my aunt paulina gets it from.

Eli: Yes it is.

Lani: It was nice having the family all together today, wasn’t it?

Eli: Mm-hmm, but it seems like every time someone arrives, someone leaves.

Lani: I know my dad is really going to miss theo, but I am happy that him and paulina are back together, because I hated the thought of him being lonely.

Eli: I knew they’d work it out. I’m just surprised that you came around, but I’m glad that you did.

Lani: Yeah. Me too, and I’m so happy that we finally have all the lies and the secretes behind us.

Eli: Mm-hmm.

Paulina: Abe said he wanted to give us some alone time, but I think he was just done dealing with your nonsense.

Olivia: My nonsense?

Paulina: You were positively rude to him, mama.

Olivia: Well, I’m sorry. Unlike most people, I can’t hide my true feelings.

Paulina: Well, this isn’t about you.

Olivia: It’s about my family. I’m sorry, paulina, but you’re playing with fire.

Paulina: Well, that’s none of your concern. Now, if I want to be with abe, you can’t stop me.

Olivia: Maybe I can’t, but you’re fooling yourself, if you think you can ever tell him the truth. Because if lani finds out the truth, she’ll never forgive you, and neither will abe. You just got him back, but if he finds out the truth, he’ll kick your behind to the curb so fast.

Paulina: Yeah. I hear you, mama. I hear you.

Olivia: Do you?

Paulina: Yes, yes, and you’re right, you’re right.

Olivia: Promise me.

Paulina: There’s nothing more I’d like than to tell my beautiful daughter that I’m her mama, but I know. I know, if I told her, that she and abe, they’ll never forgive me for lying all these years. So if I want her and abe both in my life, I’ll just have to take my secret to the grave.

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