Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Rafe: What the hell are you doing here?
Ej: You have something of mine. And I want it back.
Xander: You said you were gonna tell jack the truth.
Gwen: I know, I was. I was. I was gonna say all of it, but then, xander, I imagined what his reaion would be if I told him, and I completely lost my nerve. So I had to think fast, and I used your idea. He was completely understanding.
Xander: I told you it was a good story.
Gwen: I wouldn’t go as far as to say that, but at least I’m still on good terms with him.
Xander: And you told him that you–I was just covering for you when I said all that about him working with snyder, so I’m back on good terms with him too. So now we both know where we stand with jack. Question is, where do we stand with each other?
Gwen: What do you mean? We’re friends, right?
Xander: I guess. Is that all we are?
Victor: So we have a deal? Don’t just stand there. We agreed you were going to try to take chloe away from philip.
Chloe: Well, you know, I’d like the answer to that question myself.
Brady: Look chloe, it’s not what it sounded like.
Victor: What do you mean? It’s exactly what it sounds like.
Ava: Hi. Come on in.
Philip: I was surprised to get your text. What’s up?
Ava: Well, I thought you’d like to know in advance that gabi hernandez dimera is plotting against you.
Philip: Plotting against me how?
Ava: Well, she and the new corporate spy– they’re planning to oust you from titan and take over themselves.
Philip: I thought the lady did protest too much.
Jake: Abigail, hi.
Gabi: I didn’t know you were back in town.
Abigail: Yeah, I got back this morning, but what are you guys doing here? Chad told me you moved out.
Gabi: Oh, you’ll be the first to hear the good news. We’re moving back in.
Chad: Over my dead body.
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Rafe: Something that belongs to you. Oh, if you’re talking about sami, I haven’t spoken to her since she left.
Ej: Neither have I. Nor do I care.
Ej: I’m talking about the million dollars you seized from the bonnie lockhart case. It’s mine, and I want it back.
Rafe: It’s yours? That’s funny, ’cause bonnie said she stole it from xander cook, and xander cook said she stole it from him. Your name never came up.
Ej: It was money xander agreed to pay me for legal services I rendered.
Rafe: Really? For legal fees? Wow, that’s a hell of an hourly rate. See xander, you shoulda called that guy who advertises during the cubs games.
Ej: Wasn’t easy getting the charges dropped.
Rafe: Oh, I’ll bet, yeah. Sounds like you probably had to bribe a judge, and that definitely would jack up legal fees.
Ej: I don’t appreciate the insinuation.
Rafe: I don’t appreciate you being a crook. I hate to break it to you, counselor, but you’re not the only one with eyes on that money.
Ej: Cook owes that money to me.
Rafe: I wasn’t talking about cook. You see, the da expressed concerns about the provenance of that money, so until the lockhart case is resolved, which isn’t gonna be any time soon, you’re not getting that money back.
Gwen: You know, xander, maybe I’ve misjudged you here, but you don’t really strike me as the kind of bloke who wants to talk about the nature of our relationship.
Xander: Your father wanted to know my intentions were towards you.
Gwen: Your intentions? And what, is this jane austen? Do tell, mr. Cook. Tell me, were your intentions honorable? Did you say that you would protect my virtue?
Xander: No, I didn’t tell him anything ’cause you interrupted before I had to give him an answer.
Gwen: Sorry my father went all victorian on you.
Xander: No, I understood. He’s just worried about you. Doesn’t want you to get hurt again.
Gwen: I know.
Xander: He’s very protective of you.
Gwen: Yeah, I know. It’s something I’m not really used to, like I’m not really used to a man so much as lifting a finger for me. But you’ve done so much more than that for me, with the body-moving, and the rap-taking, and losing your job and a million dollars to ej dimera, all just so my father wouldn’t find out about this bloody mess I’ve got myself into with snyder.
Xander: It was pretty noble of me. Who knows where that came from?
Gwen: Right. I’m obviously grateful. I’m so grateful to you, I am. For everything that you’ve done.
Xander: Gratitude. It’s so nice. So circling back to where we started, about you and me. How do you feel?
Gabi: Chad, you’re not being very welcoming.
Chad: You’re not welcome here. We just got rid of the two of you; we don’t want you back.
Gabi: Oh, do I need to remind you it doesn’t matter what you want because I inherited this house from stefan. It’s mine, so I’d only let you stay here out of the kindness of my heart.
Chad: I’m sorry, what heart?
Gabi: Oh, no, no, he’s right. I am the villain of the piece, the merciless landlady that’s telling you to pack your crap and get out now.
Ej: The da expressed concern. Bull. You’re just holding my money hostage because you don’t like me.
Rafe: Well, first of all, dislike is such a tepid word for how I feel about you. But second, and more importantly, that money is evidence. That’s why the da’s holding it, and that’s why you’re not getting it back. Now, of course, you could talk to trask directly, but, well, she doesn’t like you any more than I do.
Ej: So it’s not personal, except that it is.
Rafe: Well sometimes, happily, you can have both. You know what strikes me as odd, though, is why you’re hung up on it. What’s a million bucks to a guy like you?
Ej: It’s a matter of principle.
Rafe: Principle, yes. You talking about principle is like sami talking about restraint.
Ej: Talking about samantha? She’s a cheater.
Rafe: I’m well aware.
Ej: She used my money to pay xander to expose another cheater, and I can’t let that stand.
Rafe: Oh, so nicole was right. But listen, if you want revenge, you’re gonna have to figure out another way to do it. There’s nothing more I can do for you. Now, if you’ll excuse me. I’ve got work to do.
Gwen: How do I feel? No one’s asked me that since the nun standing over my bed after I woke up from my tonsillectomy. I was 11.
Xander: Well, I’m asking you now.
Gwen: Why do you care about how I feel?
Xander: Well, I think I need to know in order to answer your father’s question.
Gwen: Right, well let’s look at our history, shall we, xander? I jumped into bed with you so that I could forget how I feel.
Gwen: Yeah. Actually, I’ve been doing that for as long as I can remember. Not jumping into bed with men I don’t care about or know– that came later– but trying to forget about how I feel. I used to read a lot as a girl. Dickens. Dickens is really good to help you forget. And then, hello 13, and… then I discovered alcohol, sex. Didn’t do drugs, though, even though I knew it would do the trick, because mum did drugs, and she’d just forget I ever existed. Anyway, I learned early on to forget how I feel about life in order to survive it.
Xander: Well, I can relate. So men, sex is just another amnesiac. Ever serious about any of them?
Gwen: Jake was my longest relationship. I can see now very clearly that that was dysfunctional right from the get-go.
Xander: He’s certainly not a big loss.
Gwen: Being replaced by gabi, though, let me tell you. That was bloody fun. I had a front-row seat to his mating dance with her. Yeah, he would just bonk me on the pool table whenever he’d like, where she got wooed.
Xander: Ah, she just got wooed because she got money.
Gwen: Yes, sadly no. See, in jake’s eyes, she was the chosen one, and I was just yesterday’s mash. Story of my life. I have carefully cultivated a heart of stone. Bloody hell, listen to me. I sound like a hard-boiled wench, don’t I?
Xander: Well, if you do, that makes two of us.
Victor: Since you have once again insinuated yourself into the center of this family, brady and I were discussing how best to handle you.
Brady: No, no, we weren’T. You were.
Victor: Well, you came to me. He says to me that you’re clouding philip’s judgment. And I say that since he’s chasing after you, he has no judgment.
Chloe: Hmm, really. But I’m good enough for brady?
Victor: Well, unfortunately, kristen has set the bar for “good enough for brady” so low that even you can crawl over it.
Philip: How do you know gabi and jake are plotting against me?
Ava: I overheard them. Sorry I didn’t get more specifics.
Philip: I think I can figure them out. So you called me over here to tell me this out of the goodness of your heart?
Ava: Well, gabi has been doing everything she can to cause trouble for me and rafe, so just thought I’d return the favor.
Philip: I see. Well, thanks for the heads-up, but if that’s all, I–
Ava: Actually, the information that I gave you– it comes with one small string attached.
Philip: Why am I not surprised?
Chad: Why are you doing this now?
Gabi: Oh, great question. See, I wanted you out the minute you took jake’s job at dimera, but he didn’t wanna live here. I get it. Creepy house full of creeps. But now we figured out that it’s the right time to make the right move.
Jake: On a number of fronts.
Chad: What’s that supposed to mean?
Jake: We’ll see.
Gabi: Did you really think we were gonna let you live here indefinitely?
Chad: Well, I’ve had more pressing matters on my mind.
Abigail: Okay, look, gabi, I know we’re not close, okay, but you’re a mother. Charlotte and thomas have already been through so much. I mean, if you wanna punish chad and me, that’s one thing. But my kids live here. This is where they feel safe. They’re upstairs, getting ready for dinner. Do you seriously wanna just throw us all out on the street?
Gabi: Who said anything about you leaving? No, you and the kids are more than welcome to stay. Not you. Not ever.
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To be a thriver
Xander: I couldn’t tell you how many women I’ve slept with, but I can tell you exactly how many I’ve been in love with. One.
Xander: That’s right. For me, it was the real thing. I never felt like that my whole life. And I was so sure she felt the same way. But in the end, she felt she belonged with someone else, someone more… suitable.
Gwen: With a cheating, fickle doctor just like herself. Oh, I’m so sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to speak ill of the sainted sarah.
Gwen: You’re bloody right I’m lying. I could say a lot worse about her. I’ll tell you about the things I’d like to see happen to her.
Xander: Well, I’m just very touched that you hate her so much on my behalf.
Gwen: It’s just, I see how hurt you are by her still.
That is why it’s best just not to talk about feelings. In fact, it’s better to just simply not have any feelings at all. And to that end, I think that we should– perhaps we should part ways before things start to get potentially messy between us.
Xander: Maybe that would be safest. In the end, maybe that would be the smartest thing.
Gwen: Mm, yeah, maybe. Maybe I should just go right now.
Xander: Maybe you should.
Gwen: Problem is, I really don’t want to.
Chloe: Oh, victor. Now that you’ve given brady and me your blessing, can I call you grandpa kiriakis? You know, I’ll never understand all the horrible things that kristen did, but plunging a knife into that man’s chest, I think I can understand.
Brady: I never said he was… woke.
Chloe: Not woke? He’s not human.
Brady: Look, I know it’s useless trying to apologize for him, but you need to know, you need to believe me that everything he was talking about, that was him. Did not come from me.
Chloe: Really? So that just came out of the blue, that you’re supposed to win me away from philip? You came here to talk to him about something. What?
Brady: I told him I thought philip was losing focus.
Chloe: Because of me?
Brady: Chloe, titan is my legacy. I thought it was my duty to let him know. I just thought my grandfather needed to–
Chloe: Needed to what? To fire him? Your defense in all of this is that you weren’t plotting to steal philip’s girlfriend, just steal his job, right? Brady, how is that any better?
Philip: Look, I appreciate the heads-up. But I didn’t ask for it. And I don’t appreciate there being strings attached after the fact.
Ava: I am just asking you to keep me in mind if a job opens up at titan.
Philip: I thought you wanted to be top chef at julie’s place.
Ava: Not anymore.
Philip: What happened? She turn you down?
Ava: No. I called to check on my résumé, and I got the old man, who not only blew me off, he started cursing at me.
Philip: Doug swore at you. Wow. What’s gotten into him?
Ava: I don’t know, and I don’t care, but I don’t wanna work for crazy people.
Philip: Well, that rules out titan.
Ava: Hmm, I have limited options.
Philip: And skills. I mean, were you looking for a job in accounting? Collections? Money laundering and bone breaking aren’t words in hr’s database.
Ava: You’re the ceo, philip. I’m sure you can think of something.
Philip: But how would I explain that to my father? That I hired the woman who blackmailed me and nearly got me killed by the mob.
Ava: Oh, you still answer to that old man? I thought you were in charge. Philip, I know you’re gonna have some job openings because you’re gonna have to fire gabi and jake. Don’t you want someone with my fashion sense? I mean considering that you got none.
Philip: I can’t fire gabi unless I wanna lose gabi chic, and it’s a very profitable division.
Ava: So you’re gonna just sit there with a traitor in your midst and let her and her boyfriend plot to destroy you?
Philip: If it’s true, and I’ll find out if it is, they won’t get away with it.
Ava: Hey. Rafe, honey, you’re home early.
Philip: Hello, rafe.
Rafe: Hey, ava. Philip, wasn’t expecting to see you here in my home. To what do we owe the pleasure?
Abigail: So the kids and i can stay, but chad’s gotta go?
Gabi: I don’t blame you for chad and his brother shafting us.
Jake: And abigail, you know you’re my friend and I’d never kick you out.
Abigail: But you were willing to kick my husband out on his ass?
Jake: For what it’s worth, he’s not much of a husband.
Gabi: You left the state because you wanted to get away from him. You only came back because he begged you to. You’re sleeping in different bedrooms on opposite sides of the house. Now you’re just gonna be sleeping in different bedrooms on opposite sides of the town. It’s the distance that your heart desires.
Abigail: Where did you get that from?
Gabi: Well, the walls have ears; you know that.
Gabi: Oh, no, don’t diss harold. He doesn’t work for you anymore. So chad, what is it going to be? Are you gonna uproot your hungry children and your fragile wife? Or are you just gonna tuck your tail between your legs and go? Because one way or another, you are going.
Abigail: Chad, wait.
Chad: Oh, no, that’s fine. I’m not gonna cause a scene in front of our children. I’ll go. But I’ll be back.
Gabi: We’ll see about that. Did you know that your toughest cleaning problems
Philip: I’ll let ava explain. I’m running late. Ava, we’ll talk.
Rafe: Hmm. So what was that all about?
Ava: Oh, I was actually asking philip for a job at titan.
Rafe: Oh, I see. I’m sorry, so I walked in on a job interview in my kitchen and not at his office?
Ava: Oh, yeah. He said he was in the area, so he said he’d just come on by.
Rafe: Uh-huh. You know, I still don’t get it, though. Why would philip ever wanna hire you, given your history with him?
Ava: You know. I guess I understand why you’d wonder that, right?
Ava: I did blackmail him and force him to launder some money.
Rafe: Yeah, you did it. I know all that. But you’re not answering my question. Why would he ever wanna work with you?
Brady: I’m not trying to get philip fired for any reason other than he’s putting titan at risk, chloe. Gabi and jake– they came to me yesterday. They were genuinely concerned about his erratic behavior and his lack of focus on the job.
Chloe: So you ran right to victor, just like they wanted you to. It didn’t occur to you for one minute that they have ulterior motives?
Brady: Of course it did. I know that gabi and jake want more power at titan, but that doesn’t make it wrong. Just to be clear, I don’t want philip’s job. I’m happy where I am. I love my job. And to be even clearer, I don’t even want philip fired. I just thought my granddad needed to–
Chloe: What? Tell philip to stop obsessing over me and just get back to work?
Brady: I never thought that he would suggest–
Chloe: What? Try to steal me away from philip?
Chloe: Well, I guess, you know, one good thing came out of this. Compared to kristen, victor thinks that I’m the lesser of two evils.
Gwen: That was fun.
Xander: Still no feelings, huh?
Xander: Oh, I’m sorry. I hate to complicate good sex.
Gwen: It’s too late.
Xander: Maybe it is. You know, back when jack thought I turned you into a drug mule, we had a convenient excuse to keep things superficial, but now…
Gwen: Now there’s nothing in the way of us getting together.
Xander: No. Except for the fact that I could get shot back in prison any moment.
Abigail: Oh, I hate this.
Gabi: You’re more than welcome to leave if you want to.
Chad: No, no, no. I’m not gonna do that to the kids. It’s fine. They’ll be okay.
Ej: What the hell’s going on here?
Jake: We’re back.
Ej: I can see that.
Gabi: Oh, and we just kicked your brother out the house. Oh, and you’re next.
Ej: Oh, this is going to be so much more fun than I first thought.
Gabi: Yeah, well go have your fun somewhere else, because this is my house, and I want you out.
Ej: And I’m telling you, what you want doesn’t matter… because I now own this house.
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Brady: I guess the real question is, are you gonna tell philip about this?
Chloe: No, he would go justifiably nuts.
Brady: Wouldn’t be a long trip.
Chloe: Gosh, you’re funny.
Chloe: You know what? I’m gonna tell you something that’s none of your business.
Chloe: But earlier today, this afternoon, philip took me to the riverbank, the one that we always went to in high school, where we carved our initials onto that tree.
Brady: That’s adorable. He took you to the stump of the tree that he chopped down in a jealous rage. Nice.
Chloe: No. We planted a new tree. A sapling. And one day, when that tree is big enough, we will carve our initials into that. And you know it takes many, many, many years for a tree to grow. So what I’m saying is that he and I are in it for the long haul.
Brady: It’s not the first time you’ve said that, chloe.
Chloe: Okay, I didn’t tell you that to tell you to back off, but maybe you should back off. The way that you treat philip and you talk about him to me is with contempt. And yeah, he’s like every other single human being on the planet– he’s not perfect– but news flash, brady: Neither are you. The difference is, he’s at least trying to change. He’s not being condescending or arrogant or complacent, like you.
Brady: I never said I was perfect, okay?
Chloe: Not perfect? You’re turning into victor.
Brady: Chloe, the thing that bugs me about philip is, when he’s around you, he just gets crazy. He’s like, you’re desdemona to his othello.
Chloe: Will you stop pretending like you were actually awake in school?
Philip: Hey, brady. What are you doing here?
Ava: Why would philip hire me? That’s a good question. Like I said, but you know what? Maybe philip actually believes that I have changed, and he wants to give me a chance.
Rafe: Doesn’t sound like philip to me.
Ava: Well, maybe philip’s changed. Hey, speaking of change, I was gonna call you before philip came over to let you know what’s going on with jake and gabi.
Ava: You remember how they were staying here temporarily?
Ava: Mm-hmm. Well, temporarily is over. They’re gone.
Chad: What is that?
Ej: The deed to this house.
Chad: How did you manage that?
Gabi: Let me see that.
Ej: The situation didn’t sit right with me the moment I got back to salem. The widow dimera owning the family home? She was married to stefan for a nanosecond.
Gabi: Because he was killed.
Ej: Making her even more of an interloper than the happily departed stefan.
Gabi: Would you stop saying his name? Okay, this is– this can’t be legal. The bank never notified me.
Ej: Two can play at stefan’s game. Oh, sorry. I’ll never use his name again. There won’t be any need to.
Chad: Did you buy the bank?
Ej: We can discuss those details later. The point is, the mansion is now mine, and I decide who stays and who goes. Abigail, would you mind helping chad unpack the bag? And you two can get the hell out. I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Brady: I was just visiting my grandfather. You don’t have a problem with that, do you?
Philip: Of course not. Why would I? I actually hope you make a habit of it. He’s been kinda down since maggie’s been gone.
Brady: Yeah, well, I don’t think I’m the one to cheer him up, though. He told me he had a party here, and obviously didn’t invite me. He told me it’s because I’m now working for the enemy.
Philip: I don’t need to explain him to you. He’s never going to admit he’s wrong, that you had every reason to leave, but he misses you, and he loves you. And I’m sure he’d love for you to stay for dinner. You free?
Gabi: I am calling my lawyer.
Ej: Fine, but you’ll have to leave first. You are trespassing.
Gabi: Seriously, abigail? Come one, I was nice to you.
Abigail: Yeah, and then you tried to throw my husband out on his ass.
Gabi: Oh, you don’t want him anyway.
Chad: How about I throw you out on your ass?
Jake: You know what, gabi? They’re not worth it. Let’s go.
Ej: Be sure and give your brother my best. And no hard feelings, I hope. I was right. That was fun.
Rafe: So you got in another fight with gabi, huh? She moved out? Again? She say where she was going?
Ava: Nope, she did not. She did not leave a forwarding address.
Rafe: Huh. Do I smell tacos?
Ava: Mm, yes. Gabi was in the middle of steaming them when she left. Said she was tired of my italian cooking, so… you hungry?
Rafe: Starving. Oh, man. I have to deal with this.
Ava: No, like leaving? When you gonna be back?
Rafe: Oh, I don’t know. Could take a while. Yeah, go ahead. Eat without me. Sorry.
Gwen: I know that ej was trying to get those charges against you reinstated, but xander, you haven’t done anything wrong. And I can get my father to swear to that, and so will I.
Xander: No, gwen. I’m not having you get on the stand to lie about being a prostitute in philly.
Gwen: I am not letting you go to prison. Anyway, ej already got the judge to drop the charges. Yeah, how can they just dredge that up again? Isn’t that like double jeopardy or something?
Gwen: And if ej was going to do it, don’t you think he would have done it by now?
Xander: I don’t know. He did call the judge yesterday, so I guess it’s possible I could have changed his mind.
Xander: I beat him up a bit.
Gwen: So ej gave you that split lip, did he?
Xander: Yeah, but you know. I got the better of him.
Gwen: You know, I think instead of changing his mind, you probably pissed him off even more.
Xander: Oh, and you find that funny. That’s great.
Gwen: Well, I know what kind of person you are. You don’t really beg for mercy. You swing first, and you think later.
Xander: That sounds like someone else I know.
Gwen: At least ej didn’t put you out of service. Does it still hurt?
Xander: Yeah. But not as badly as my poor hip.
Gwen: I think that maybe I should kiss it and make it better.
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Philip: So will you stay?
Brady: Sure. I’m a little surprised you want me to.
Philip: Well, to be honest, I found out today I was out of line with you. I now know that you didn’t put the keylogger on my laptop.
Brady: Really? How’d you find out?
Philip: I found out who actually did. Anyway, I owe you an apology. Sorry.
Brady: It’s forgotten.
Philip: Glad to hear it. Well, I’m gonna go tell henderson to set another plate and then tell father the prodigal son is staying for dinner.
Chloe: See, I told you you were wrong about him.
Brady: Yeah, we’ll see.
Jake: Whoa, deja esos tamales. That means get your mitts off gabi’s tamales.
Ava: What are you two doing here?
Gabi: Oh, well, we decided we’re not moving out after all.
Ava: How long you here for?
Gabi: For good.
Jake: You see this working out well, gabi?
Gabi: Nope, I don’T. Oh, thank you. So it’s a third for you, third for me, and a third for when rafe gets home. Oh, um… okay.
Abigail: Ej, thank you.
Chad: Yeah, and thanks for doing it all behind my back.
Chad: What? No, I mean, did you think that I wouldn’t be interested in what you’re up to, or you didn’t think I could keep a secret.
Ej: Neither. I thought you had a lot on your mind and it was something I could do to take care of the family.
Chad: Yeah, but now you own the family house, right?
Ej: Isn’t it better than being beholden to gabi?
Chad: I’m sorry. Are you implying that I’m now beholden to you?
Abigail: All right, all right, all right. Why don’t we just not pick a fight tonight, please? Why don’t you go upstairs, put your things away, and bring the kids back down for dinner?
Chad: Ej, thank you.
Abigail: You did kinda spring it on him.
Ej: We’ll work it out. We always do.
Abigail: Well, I am very grateful that I don’t have to uproot the kids, so did you wanna join us for dinner?
Ej: Actually, I’ll take a tray in my room. I’m waiting on a call.
Abigail: Is everything okay?
Ej: Let’s just say, if someone tries to take something that belongs to me, they usually end up regretting it.
Abigail: And I’m assuming that someone would be gabi.
Ej: Let’s just say, there’s more fun to be had.
Gwen: Now, I think that room service is probably the greatest achievement of western civilization.
Xander: I haven’t used it in days. Every time there’s a knock at the door, I jump, thinking it’s the bloody cops.
Gwen: Look, if ej called the judge yesterday and nothing’s happened, then I don’t think anything’s gonna happen.
Xander: Yeah. Maybe he’s not as powerful as he thinks he is.
Gwen: Yeah. It’s about time you and I had some good luck for a change, don’t you think?
[Knock at door] Now that’s prompt service.
Xander: Good, ’cause I am starving. What do you want?
Rafe: Police business. Charges against you have been reinstated.
Rafe: Xander cook, you are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.