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Rafe: Good morning.

Nicole: Um… is this a bad time? I mean, if you’re– if you and ava are having breakfast, I don’t want to interrupt. I’ll go.

Rafe: No, no. I’m actually having breakfast alone. If you want to join me…

Ava: Do you not have somewhere u need to be?

Gabi: Oh, no, I do. I just love saying “I told you so.” Rafe is on his way to moving on. Ava! What happened? Did you lose your appetite?

Ava: Only because the sight of you makes me sick.

Gabi: Oh, that’s funny. I have the same reaction to the sight of you. But don’t worry. We won’t be seeing nearly as much of each other once rafe decides he wants to be with nicole and… drops you in the gutter, where you belong.

Ava: [Exhales heavily] Puttana stupida! Might want to be a little more careful who you turn your back on.

Philip: Wait. While I do respect my mother’s opinion, I make my own decisions. Welcome to titan.

Jake: [Laughs]

Gabi: Now that I’ve got you in the door at titan, we can move on from phase one.

Jake: Okay. What’s phase two?

Gabi: We watch. We listen. We gather information. We learn everything that we can about the way philip does business, and then we find the perfect way to sabotage him.

[Laughs] We’ll take him down so fast and hard, he’ll never know what hit him.

Jake: Ah. Then we take over the company and the entire world, if you have your way, right?

Gabi: Exactly.

Jake: Huh. You… are a diabolical genius. You know that?

[Dramatic music]

I promise, you won’t regret it.


Bonnie: Ah, well… that went well. Ugh.

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

[Soft orchestration]


Nicole: You know, this is the second time you’ve cooked for me this week.

Rafe: Hmm. Well, actually, I don’t think boiling water for boxed mac and cheese with holly helping actually counts as cooking.

Nicole: [Laughs] Yeah.

Rafe: Yeah. Yep. Yeah. Mm. Oh. I don’t think this actually counts as cooking, either.

Nicole: Oh, stop it. Stop it; you have been so good to me, and if you’re not careful, you just might spoil me.

Rafe: So you’re gonna try them?

Nicole: Mm-hmm. Yeah. Here we go. Yes.

[Strained] Mmm. These are–oh. These are interesting, huh?

Rafe: I warned you.

Nicole: No! Really, they’re great. They really–they’re great, and especially since I just popped in out of the blue. I mean, I didn’t pop in, but…


Rafe: What do you mean?

Nicole: Well, gabi told me to stop by. She said that I’ve been on your mind and that you’d wanna see me.

Rafe: Really?

Ava: “I am sorry for blowing up the way I did about you and nicole. You’re just friends. I need to understand that.” Oh, the hell you are, ’cause if you had it your way, you’d be with her right now. But then, of course, you’d have to be man enough to admit what you really want. Delete. “The only thing I’m sorry about is that I was clueless enough to expect a man to understand anything about women.”

Steve: Who are you texting, ava?

[Disquieting music]

I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Brady: There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition.

Chloe: Unless you’re doing it just to mess with philip.

Brady: Chloe, I don’t know. I don’t get it. If you think for one second that I’m gonna tiptoe around philip’s infantile feelings when it comes to making a business deal, that’s not gonna happen. And I think I need to remind you that philip is not your boss. I am.

Chloe: So are you ordering me to go to new york with you, boss?

Jake: Look, I admire your ability to separate the personal from the professional.

Philip: My priority is the future of this company. I can’t let my mother’s doubts or, frankly, her hatred of you color a decision as important as this.

Jake: Okay, well, with all due respect, as someone who works for the competition, I don’t think kate has titan’s best interests at heart.

Philip: And you do?

Jake: You will find me to be very loyal.

Philip: I’m counting on that. Your knowledge of dimera, your ceo experience, will make you an invaluable asset.

Gabi: I couldn’t agree more. Looks like we’ve got a new hire.

Philip: Could you catch him up on what’s going on with gabi chic?

Gabi: Absolutely.

Philip: Great.

Gabi: Where are you going?

Philip: I gotta be somewhere.

Gabi: When will you be back?

Philip: A few hours.

Gabi: Well, I guess it’s just the two of us.

Jake: Hmm.

Nicole: I ran into gabi outside the brady pub, and I shared with her how bad I feel about how much I’ve leaned on you, and I went on about how you’ve comforted me, and gabi said she knows firsthand that you wanted me to lean on you.

Rafe: That is true. I told you that. Well, um… I am happy to be here for you through all of this.

Nicole: Yeah, I know. You’ve told me that. But I’m just worried that gabi was being polite.

Rafe: [Scoffs] Gabi is a lot of things, but polite is not one of them. But just so we’re clear…

Nicole: Clear about what?

Rafe: I wanna be here for you, and like I said, I wanna help you through all of this because that’s what friends are for. But gabi is just making trouble.

Nicole: Trouble for who?

Rafe: Ava. She has been amusing herself by trying to convince ava that I don’t wanna be with her anymore because I wanna be with you.

Ava: Oh, steven. Didn’t see you there. I was just texting rafe.

Steve: Well, it’s none of my business, but you might wanna think twice before you send it.

Ava: You’re right.

[Phone beeps] Deleted.

Steve: So… how are things going with you two?

Ava: Oh, they’re great, just really, really great, especially since we had a big fight this morning, but now, you get to gloat because you warned rafe that dating me would be the biggest mistake of his life.

Steve: I was out of line to say that. And… I owe you an apology.

Bonnie: Ah. Maybe we should’ve waited till after brunch to tell victor about the wedding.

Justin: Egg?

Bonnie: Mm-mm, caper.

Justin: [Laughs]

Bonnie: I suppose I should apologize to old vic for throwing the lox, though honestly, I didn’t think it would actually hit him.

Justin: Why? He started it. Why apologize?

Bonnie: Right. That’s right, he did. He did, when he dumped my countrified steak and eggs in my lap.

Justin: Right?

Bonnie: Oh, look. Oh. Mmm, mmm, mmm! So good! Remind me to thank cook for making it just like my mama did.

Justin: You’re not angry?

Bonnie: Honey, I’m hungry, but angry? We both know how victor feels about me. Is it–[Laughs] Is it a surprise he threw in a side of bacon with his opinion?

Justin: You deserve better.

Bonnie: You know, maybe you do. Seriously, look at me. It’s what most of your family and friends think, isn’t it? Seeing victor so upset, so disgusted, I think that right about now, you’re wondering if really there should be a wedding at all. Pool floaties are like whooping cough.

Gabi: All right, now you’ve had the grand tour, what do you think?

Jake: I think that this… this is right where I belong. Ah, yeah. Hmm?

Gabi: Jake, do you mean titan, or that ceo chair?

Jake: Oh, I like the view from behind this desk.

Gabi: Really? Well, get your ass out of that chair–my chair–because we have things to do.

Jake: Hmm. What do you have in mind?

[Sly music]


Gabi: We need to turn this place upside down if we’re gonna find something that’s gonna help us convince victor to get his son out of this company.

Justin: Our wedding is about you and me, no one else, so it is definitely on for tomorrow. I don’t care if the old goat comes or not. If he doesn’t, at least our wedding cake will be safe.

[Both laugh]

Bonnie: [Inhales sharply] Sometimes I seriously have to pinch myself. This is… this is real, and you’re real.

Justin: As real as that cream cheese on your neck right there.

Bonnie: Right there? Ooh.

Justin: I’ll get it.

Bonnie: Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness. Mm.

Justin: That’s tasty.

Bonnie: Mmm, salty.


Justin: Maybe we should… take this upstairs.

Bonnie: [Gasps] Are you kidding me? Honey, there’s 24 hours to our wedding! I gotta lock in my matron of honor… if you’re still okay with kayla standing up for me. I mean, I did ask her already and everything.

Justin: No, I’m very okay. I’m very okay. In fact, as you know, sonny will be my best man. I’m just waiting to hear from– er, get a text from him about when he arrives tomorrow.

Bonnie: Okay.

Justin: Oh, wait a minute. I just missed a phone call from him. Better call him back. Sonny, sorry I missed your call. So what time do you arrive tomorrow? Oh, no.

Ava: You owe me an apology? Now that’s a new one.

Steve: I’ve started to realize that I tend to hold on to my opinion of other people even when what’s right in front of me tells me that that opinion might not hold water anymore.

Ava: What are you talking about?

Steve: You. Bonnie lockhart.

Ava: I don’t understand.

Steve: When justin started dating bonnie, I warned him that she would make his life hell, just like I warned rafe against you. Justin said she’d changed. She said the same thing. I didn’t believe it, and I was wrong. Bonnie’s good for justin. Oh, they’re happy. Hell, they’re engaged.

Ava: Hmm.

Steve: So I couldn’t see who bonnie had become because I couldn’t see past the grudge I had against her.

Ava: So what changed?

Steve: A very wise woman told me that you have to let go of the hurt and anger to find compassion. It’s the only way to move forward. So it’s time I did that. It’s time I realized that bonnie really is trying to change. Least I can do is give her the benefit of the doubt. And you deserve that too.

Nicole: [Gasps] I–that’s ridiculous. You and I are just friends, right? I mean, that’s it.

Rafe: Right? Yeah, yes, and that’s what I– I’ve been telling ava that over and over, but you know, gabi’s getting her because gab is a master button-pusher, and she’s been pushing ava’s buttons, and so… we had a fight.

Nicole: About you and me.

Rafe: Yeah.

Nicole: [Sighs] Rafe, I’m so sorry.

Rafe: No, no, no, no, no. Nicole, you don’t have to be sorry. There’s nothing for you to be sorry for. It’s just… you know, if something that small set ava off, and she doesn’t trust me anyway, I… you know, in the beginning, i thought that–I thought we were a great match, you know, and that things were really gonna work out, but… I don’t know. Maybe we’re just too different to make things work.

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Brady: No, of course I’m not gonna order you to go to new york. I would never make you do anything you’re uncomfortable with. However, that being said, i could really use your help in new york, especially since nicole can’t go.

Chloe: And, trust me, i wanna do the work that you and nicole are paying me to do.

Brady: Okay, well, today, that work is in new york.

Chloe: Okay, I know that now.

Brady: Yeah. And while you’re doing the work that we are paying you to do, as you put it, you get to see your family, see parker and your parents, and I think that would do you some good, right? Besides, chloe, if you and philip are as solid as you say you are, why would he have a problem with this?

Philip: Why would I have a problem with what?

[Dramatic music]


Jake: Whoa!

Gabi: What? What did you find?

Jake: Guy collects baseball cards. Sammy sosa rookie, o’brien…

Gabi: [Spluttering] Stop! Baseball cards are not gonna bring philip down.

Jake: All right, you’re right, you’re right. It feels good, though, to be back on track, I gotta say. My hiring almost didn’t happen, okay? Kate warned phil that you and i might screw him over.

Gabi: It’s a good thing that philip doesn’t listen to mommy dearest. You know, there is nothing here!

Jake: Yeah, not everything is as easy as pushing ava vitali’s buttons.

Gabi: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Jake: Mm. She was ready to combust this morning, and you put a match to her.

Gabi: She doesn’t belong with my brother, so what, I’ve been trying to get into her head so she gets out of my brother’s life. Who cares?

Jake: You really think that’s a good idea?

Gabi: It was so easy. I just–I plant this tiny seed in her mind that my brother’s more interested in nicole, and ava runs with it. I mean, I expected her to, but i didn’t think that she’d be busting his chops so soon.

Jake: Even though nothing’s going on between rafe and nicole?

Gabi: Not yet. But I might have seen nicole earlier, and I might have suggested that she take her “woe is me” sob story and rest her sad little head on rafe’s big, supportive shoulder.

[Laughs] Pretty sure she’s there now.

Nicole: So ava accused me of having feelings for you, and, you know, I tried to explain to her that you’re just going through a rough patch, and I was doing things that any friend would do, but ava’s got it through her head that I secretly want you, and I couldn’t convince her otherwise. I mean, how crazy is that?

Nicole: It’s not so crazy.

Rafe: What?

Nicole: Maybe ava’s right.

Ava: It means a lot that you would have an open mind about me.

Steve: Well, you keep telling me you wanna be a better person for our son. I respect that, and I know how much it means to tripp.

Ava: I mean, there is nothing that I want more than to make tripp proud of me.

Steve: Well, looks like you’re on your way. But I can’t expect you to up your game unless I do the same, so I wanna say, if you and rafe are happy, I hope it all works out.

Ava: Thanks, but I’m not so sure that it’s going to. I’m not so sure that he still wants to be with me. We women are in the know about everything.

Bonnie: [Scoffs] We’re talking steve and kayla here. You can’t have one without the other. I mean, they go together like gin and tonic.

Justin: Bonnie, the real reason?

Bonnie: [Sighs] Okay. All right. When I pitched being my matron of honor to kayla, I said to her that having a classy woman like her would tell the whole world that marrying me might be a good thing, you know? If kayla johnson was in our corner, then obviously, you and me were meant to be. You know? And then having steve there– well, a legit supercouple? I mean, b-oom! Proverbial icing on the big old wedding cake, eh? Right? I mean, right?

Justin: [Chuckles]

Bonnie: What?

Justin: I don’t know how exactly, but you convinced me.

Bonnie: [Gasps]

Justin: And that it obviously means a lot to you, so, in the interest of making my bride-to-be happy, I will ask steve to be my best man.

Bonnie: Yes, yes, yes, yes! Oh, thank you! Thank you, justin. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Justin: I don’t know how in the hell I’m going to convince him to say yes, but I will– I’ll think of something.

Bonnie: Oh!


Ava: I started the whole thing. No, I was upset because of how close he is with nicole.

Steve: You know they’ve been friends for years, right?

Ava: Yes, I know that… up here. In here… all I see is that she is the one that he wants to be with. She’s the one who laughs with him so easily. Whenever I can’t find him, guess where he is. With her. And it stings in my heart every single time, and I certainly don’t have to tell you how crazy and jealous i can get.

Jake: Gabi… if I were you, I would leave ava vitali alone.

Gabi: What, because she’s some sort of mafia princess? Think that scares me?

Jake: No, I don’t, but maybe it should. Maybe you should be a little more respectful of her past.

Gabi: Did you cross paths with her when you were working for her crime family?

Jake: No, I didn’T. I was too low on the food chain to be on her radar. But I’m telling you, I heard stories. She’s ruthless, brutal, even, so do me a favor. Do yourself a favor. Steer clear of her.

Gabi: No, never mind me. What about rafe? If she was so brutal and ruthless, she better stay the hell away from my brother.

Steve: I’ve known you a long time, ava, so maybe you’ll take a bit of advice. Try trusting rafe.

Ava: Hmm, trust. Now, there is something I am not very good at.

Steve: But you can learn. Because if you let your insecurity make you paranoid, that always leads to obsession, and I’d like to think those bad old days are behind you. So if rafe says he wants to be with you, take him at his word.

[Gentle music]


Rafe: What do you think that ava’s right about?

Nicole: Well, she’s not right about you and me. I mean, you secretly wanting me–that’s ridiculous. But she is right about spending time together, about me leaning on you too much.

Rafe: Well, that’s not her call.

Nicole: Can you just hear me out?

Rafe: Okay.

Nicole: I know ava, and i know how insecure she can be, especially with men. I mean, she asked you in front of me if you had feelings for me, and you said no, and she still couldn’t accept it.

Rafe: Well, she’s gonna have to accept it. I mean, she’s gonna have to accept that you and I are friends. I’m not gonna stop hanging out with you just because she feels threatened.

Nicole: Well, why not? If you care about her, why would you want her to feel that way?

Rafe: Well, I don’t want her to feel that way, but I also– I don’t like that she’s so possessive, and… you know, I don’t want to spend less time with you, or anyone else, for that matter, just because she feels jealous or insecure.

Nicole: Okay. I understand.

Rafe: Okay.

Nicole: But when I suggested that ava move in here with you–

Rafe: You mean when you strongarmed me.

Nicole: Yes, when i strongarmed you. I just–I thought that you could be good for her, and you have been, and you wanna know what else I see? That she’s been good for you. And I do not wanna get in the way of that. I really don’T.

Rafe: Okay, look, you just ended your marriage.

Nicole: And you and ava just started something. And it’s like I just said to you, this is working for you and for her, and I just think that– I just think that you both should see where it could go.

Chloe: Hey, what are you doing here?

Philip: I thought I’d take another crack at the whole gabi chic-basic black collaboration idea.

Brady: I’m pretty sure we closed the door on that.

Philip: You did. You slammed it shut. But then I told myself, “poor brady wouldn’t know a great idea if it bit him in the ass.”

Brady: [Chuckles]

Philip: So I’m trying again, with details. General business model, comps, projections, revenue streams.

Brady: Whoa. Well, you’re serious. And here I thought this might just be an excuse for you to check on chloe.

Philip: Why would I need to do that?

Brady: Ah. Well, hey, man, this is great. This is great, and chloe and I– we will take a look at this on the jet.

Philip: What?

Brady: Yeah, listen, I’m gonna make some last-minute arrangements, and you two talk.

Philip: What’s going on?

Chloe: [Sighs] Brady wants me to go to new york with him. Truthfully, it’s frustrating to see how fast dust reappears.

Philip: Why can’t nicole go to new york with brady?

Chloe: Nicole’s still really upset about eric, and she wanted to take the rest of the week off.

Philip: So brady can go solo.

Chloe: He insists that he needs me there.

Philip: I bet he does.

Chloe: He also did say I’d have a chance to see parker and my parents.

Philip: I can take you to see parker and your parents. We’ll go to new york next weekend or anytime you want.

Chloe: You trust me, don’t you?

Philip: Of course. It’s brady I don’t trust. The man knows you’re with me, and he keeps angling to get between us.

Chloe: In case you’ve forgotten, I’m with you, and nothing changes that.

Philip: Right. Right, I know. And I don’t like telling you not to do this. I mean, it’s your job. It’s your decision. It’s just picturing you on the dimera jet with him, staying in a hotel–

Chloe: Philip, stop. Stop, please, and listen. You are more important than business, so if you don’t want me to go with brady, then i won’T.

Bonnie: I have seen you in court, counselor, and you could talk a gate off its hinges. I have every confidence that you can get steve to go along.

Justin: Okay, then, I’ll text him. I better change these clothes, too, before I meet him.

Bonnie: Maybe. I oughta get to work too. I gotta decide whether I want, ah, man, rice or birdseed, confetti, nothing, oh, what about the menu? Do–hey. My groom have any suggestions?

Justin: About the menu?

Bonnie: Mm-hmm.

Justin: Um… definitely don’t make it brunch.

Bonnie: [Laughs] Good idea. Mm.

Justin: Bye.

Bonnie: Justin, wait.

Justin: Yeah.

Bonnie: I just wanna tell you I love you with my whole heart, and I can’t wait for tomorrow. I cannot wait to be your wife. It’s gonna be the happiest day of my life.

Justin: I can’t wait either. I love you very much.

[Tender music]


Bonnie: [Laughs breathlessly]

Ava: After I made a scene and slammed out of the house, I… I left rafe without breakfast, so, if you will excuse me, I am going to bring him his favorite muffin and an apology, a real apology.

Steve: Sounds like a good plan.

Ava: You know, steve, in the past, probably would’ve just told me to go to hell, but you spent a lot of time with me and gave me some really good advice. Thank you.

Steve: It’s okay. Just remember, nicole is your friend.

Ava: She’s my best friend, and I trust her, and I trust rafe too.

Steve: There you go. See you later.

Rafe: I’m sorry, but no. No, that doesn’t work for me. I’m not gonna start seeing a lot less of you, or whatever it is that you are suggesting.

Nicole: Rafe–

Rafe: No, that doesn’t work, nicole, okay? Just because I’m going out with ava, that doesn’t mean that i can’t see you.

Nicole: That’s not what I’m saying.

Rafe: No, like it wasn’t bad enough that I wasn’t there for you when you got the phone call that night from eric? I mean, none of this would’ve happened–

Nicole: No, stop, stop, stop, stop, and… [Sighs] What happened that night was not your fault. I made a choice, and I’M… I am making a choice now. I will miss you like crazy, but I can’t see you for a while. It’S… it’s best this way. Okay, we’re not gonna ask for

Jake: Ah, I give up. Nothing of interest in this office.

Gabi: Are you sure about that?

Jake: [Laughs] I might have misspoken.

Gabi: I think we may need to christen this desk before we go.

Jake: Oh, wouldn’t you think philip might mind?

Gabi: I don’t care. This is gonna be my office very soon.

Jake: Oh, don’t you mean my office?

Gabi: Well, maybe we can share.

[Sultry music]


Philip: No, I’m not gonna stop you from doing your job. So go to new york. I hope it’s a worthwhile trip.

Chloe: You sure?

Philip: I’m totally sure. A visit with parker will do you good.

Chloe: Thank you so much for being so understanding.

Philip: Just hurry back.

Chloe: Oh, I will.

Brady: Um, we’re all set to go. We can leave this afternoon, assuming it’s okay with philip.

Philip: Why wouldn’t it be? You’re very lucky to have chloe– working for you, that is, at least for now.

Brady: I agree, I am.

Chloe: Okay, I’m gonna call parker and tell him I’m gonna see him soon.

Philip: You do anything inappropriate with my girlfriend, in new york or anywhere else, I will kill you.

[Dramatic music]


Rafe: No. No, nicole, you don’t just get to do this. You can’t just unilaterally decide what’s best for me and then sideline our friendship.

Nicole: No, rafe, that’s not what I’m doing. I am just… giving us a time-out.

Rafe: You’re in a bad place, nicole.

Nicole: That I brought on myself. But I am going to get through it with the support of my friends and family.

[Sighs] My other friends. No, I have chloe, and– and even ava. She’s been pretty solid in the friend department. Please, try to understand. Please, rafe.

Rafe: [Sighs] Okay, then. Okay.

Nicole: Thank you. And would you mind if I… hung on to duke for a little while longer?

Rafe: Somebody’s gotta watch out for you.

Nicole: Yeah.

Rafe: Are you gonna finish your breakfast?

Nicole: Well, like you said, it does need a little more hot sauce.

Rafe: Yeah. Okay, well, guess this is it.

Nicole: For now.

Rafe: Yeah. So…

[Dramatic music]


Steve: Hey.

Justin: Hey.

Steve: I got your text. What’s up?

Justin: I have a favor to ask.

Steve: Name it.

Justin: I think you better brace yourself.

Bonnie: Bonnie lockhart kiriakis. Hmm. Bonnie lockhart-kiriakis. Ooh, no, bonnie…

[Gasps] Kiriakis. Yeah, baby, that’s the one. Has A… ring to it.

[Pensive music]

Man, adrienne. Girl, I did you wrong every way possible, and I’m gonna spend my life making up for that. The best way I can do that is to do my damnedest to make sure I make justin just as happy as you did.

[Thump] Oh, my god. I can’t believe it. You’re alive.

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