Days Transcript Monday, October 4, 2021

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[Line ringing]

[Phone rings]

Lani: Hey, dad.

Abe: Sweetheart, how–how’s it going?

Lani: Good, auntie p and i are finally done shopping and now we’re both about to head home.

Abe: Already? No, no, you can’t let paulina come home yet.

Lani: What? Dad?

Abe: No, no, please, please. You have to stall her! Now look, lani, you promised, remember?

Lani: All right. Yes, I did promise you. And since it’s important, I will take care of it.

Abe: Thank you.

Lani: No problem, just text me when you’re ready.

Abe: I will.

Lani: Bye, dad.

Paulina: Lani, honey? Everything okay?

[Phone beeps]

Nicole: But am I ready?

Rafe: Nicole.

Nicole: Rafe, um, hi. Uh, I–I was just going.

Rafe: Really? ‘Cause it looked like you were coming in.

Nicole: Uh, that’s what I meant. I’m assuming you’re just leaving?

Rafe: Yeah, I am. So we cannot even say hello to each other anymore?

Marlena: I need to figure this out. Figure out what’s wrong.

John: You know, I was also thinking if your memory’s a little fuzzy, you recorded your session with me, is there any way you might’ve recorded your session with doug?

Marlena: [Gasps] I did record it. I did. I’ve gotta go listen to it.

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Right now?

Marlena: Yes. Yes. If I’m gonna be able to help doug, I’ve gotta go do it right now.

Julie: Water coming up.

[Water running]

[Metallic slam]

Demon marlena: Nothing personal, julie. But I’ve gotta do something about that pesky husband of yours. And you are going to be the one that helps me shut him up. I just can’t have him out there telling the whole world about me.

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

[Soft orchestration]


Chanel: Oh, hey, abe.

Abe: Oh, chanel.

Chanel: Beautiful flowers and since you’re in an apron and…[Sniffs] Mmm, something smells wonderful. I assume you’re making dinner for mama?

Abe: I am, yes.

Chanel: And that’s probably what you wanted to talk to me about at the bakery so I will make myself scarce.

Abe: Oh, chanel, wait, wait, wait. I did stop by the bakery because I wanted to tell you that I’m proposing to your mother tonight.

Lani: Just a little misunderstanding.

Paulina: Oh, not with eli, I hope.

Lani: No, no, he’s taking care of the kids. So I can spend more to time with you.

Paulina: Oh, that’s so sweet of you, but honey, I cannot take one second longer in these heels. So I’m going home, taking a load off, and having a glass of wine.

Lani: Wait, but, auntie p–

Paulina: Here are the kids’ present here, here you go. I love you, darling. Love you. See you, love you.

Lani: Wait! Auntie p, hold on. Wait, please.

John: Hey.

Kayla: I thought I might find you here. I heard you were looking for me.

John: Yeah, I am. I’m looking for doc also. She came to the hospital to listen to this recording.

Kayla: Um, what is it?

John: It’s her session with doug. She was somewhat hazy on what happened right before he collapsed. She thought maybe she could listen to this and refresh her memory.

Kayla: Well, you know that that tape is protected under doctor-patient confidentiality. I mean, you weren’t gonna listen to that, were you?

John: Well, I was tempted. So damn concerned about doug. You know, that’s actually why I was trying to find you. I just came from him and julie, and doug’s saying some pretty crazy stuff.

Kayla: Like what?

John: Well, he told julie and me that marlena tried to kill him.

[Eerie music]


[Button beeps]

Trelegy for copd.

Ava: Hello?

Rafe: Oh, hey.

Ava: Hey.

Rafe: Hello.

Ava: Hope I’m not disturbing you.

Rafe: No, no, not at all. No, I was just–just thinking.

Ava: About what?

[Knocking on door]

Ej: How is it possible you look so gorgeous after putting in a 12 hour day?

Nicole: Well, it’s more like 11 hours and 45 minutes but who’s counting. You look pretty spiffy yourself.

Ej: [Sighs] Really? The bear?

Nicole: What about him?

Ej: Well, considering his backstory and the fact he’s now perched on your desk, it makes me wonder if you’re still pining over rafe hernandez.

Nicole: [Sighs] I’m not pining for him, no.

Ej: Well, I’m glad to hear it since the whole purpose of this date is for the two of us to move on.

Lani: Please, just stay for a little while longer. There’s something that I really need to talk to you about.

Paulina: Well, well, okay, then I’ll just kick off my heels right here then. Oh. Oh, so, uh, what’s on your mind, darling?

Lani: Well, I’m thinking about surprising eli with a trip as–as a christmas present. And, uh, I know christmas is a few months away, but if i wanna get us decent airfares–

Paulina: Mm-hmm, you gotta do it well in advance. That is the way to go. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful gift. So what kind of trip? Where to?

Lani: I’m not sure. And of course, we need to schedule time off that week for the both of us and then there’s the babies–

Paulina: You want me to take them? Done. No notice necessary.

Lani: Okay, great. Also, I don’t know where to go. So wanted to get your advice on where we should go.

Paulina: Oh, well, let me see. There’s so many amazing places to visit. Greece is one of my favorite countries. You can go to the islands. Or italy. I have a special affection for tuscany. Oh, such gorgeous scenery and such great food. But it’s hard to find anything but great food in for all of italy.

Lani: You know, I think eli would prefer more of a city.

Paulina: No brainer. Paris. Everybody loves paris.

Lani: Ah, I’ve um, I’ve never been.

Paulina: Of course, you haven’t–oh. It’s all because of me.

Chanel: You’re proposing to my mom?

Abe: Well, that’s what I wanted to discuss with you this morning. But you know, I’m gonna do, uh, I’m going to make this brief since your mother may– may be here any minute. Look, chanel, your mother and i have gotten very close lately. And at this point in our lives why–why wait to make a firm commitment? So I wanna ask her to be my wife, which means that I will be your stepfather. And I wanna know what you think.

Chanel: What I think is you’re the best thing that’s happened to mama in forever. You’re one of those guys who when you say everything’s going to turn out all right, it actually does. So… I know you’ll make mama happy.

Abe: Oh, that’s so, so nice to hear, chanel. And, and, and what about the part about me being your stepfather?

Chanel: As you know, my own dad died when I was real young. So, uh… I don’t really remember what it was like having a dad, but I’m guessing it’ll be nice having a step one like you.

Abe: Thank you for that, chanel. And I guess it would be wonderful having a stepdaughter like you. So do I have your blessing to marry your mother?

Chanel: Yes, you do. Definitely.

Abe: Oh, thank you, chanel.

Kayla: Doug thinks that marlena tried to kill him?

John: Well, it’s obvious that he’s not in his right mind, right?

Kayla: That poor man– to believe such a terrifying thing. Oh, wait, sorry. Excuse me.

John: Yeah.

Kayla: Dr. Johnson. Oh. Oh, okay, I’m on my way. Somebody just pushed the call button from doug’s room.

Doug: Stop! Leave julie alone.

Demon marlena: You can barely walk, old man.

Doug: Don’t you dare touch my wife.

Demon marlena: Let go. Get back, get back!

Doug: I won’t let you hurt her.

Kayla: Oh, my god.

John: Doc, what’s going on in here?

Woo! You are busy…

Rafe: Oh, I was just thinking about A…work thing. What brings you by?

Ava: Well, gabby and jake, they’re at the house and they’ve commandeered the kitchen. So I thought that maybe I could take you out to dinner.

Rafe: Are you asking me out on a date, ms. Vitali?

Ava: Mm-hmm, I am.

Rafe: Oh.

Ava: And, you know, maybe we’ll go to the brady pub. You obviously like their coffee.

Ej: Do you know the first thing I did right after samantha left?

Nicole: I’m scared to guess.

Ej: I removed every single trace of her from our home. It was quite cathartic.

Nicole: Oh, well, I’m sensing there’s an object lesson somewhere.

Ej: You say you want to move on from rafe. Getting rid of this silly reminder might do the same for you.

Nicole: Well, it’s not like I can give it back to him.

Ej: Since you’re avoiding each other.

Nicole: Oh, we’re not avoiding each other. We’re just maintaining a certain distance.

Ej: Right. Well, however you characterize it, since giving the bear back to rafe isn’t feasible right now, how about finding duke a new home altogether?

Chanel: So what’s on the menu for tonight?

Abe: Well, I– I called your grandmother in florida and I got her to send me the recipes for all of paulina’s favorites. So I have them cooking in the oven until paulina gets here so they’re ready when she gets here. And lani is stalling her while I’m cooking.

Chanel: Pecan pie?

Abe: Oh, well, I– I did that earlier, so it’s cooling already.

Chanel: I hate to tell you this, but big mama screwed up. Mama hates pecan pie.

Paulina: Oh, there I go, putting my foot in it again. Nothing new there, right? Oh, oh, I’m so sorry, lani.

Lani: Auntie p, it’s okay.

Paulina: No, it’s not okay. Going to paris was your dream when you were a little girl and that, that trip I promised, it never happened. How did I not even think of that when I opened my fool mouth?

Lani: Auntie p, it’s okay. Really, okay? And I’m sorry that it made you so upset.

Paulina: You’re sorry it made me upset? Honey, I’m sorry that I broke your little heart when you were all of eight years old. What kind of a– person does that to a child? Lani, darling. I think it’s high time that we talk about what happened back then.

John: Hey! Hey, you should be in bed. Come on, doug.

Doug: But you don’t understand.

Kayla: Julie, can you hear me? Julie. Julie, wake up. Oh, there you go. Can you sit up?

John: No, no, no, no. You stay right here. You’re doing great. It’s all right, we’re gonna take care of everything.

Julie: Oh! [Winces]

[Exhales slowly] Oh, I guess so.

Kayla: We’ll get that looked at. Do you remember what happened?

Julie: I don’t know.

Doug: It was–

Marlena: It was a blow to the head.

John: That doesn’t make any sense.

Marlena: I hate to say it, but it was doug. Feeling stressed in your skin?

Abe: I don’t understand. Olivia said she was sure that pecan pie was her favorite.

Chanel: Mm-mm. Big mama’s confused, that’s my aunt tamara’s favorite. Mama’s favorite is key lime.

Abe: Well, I guess I have to make a key lime pie.

Chanel: Well, maybe there’s some ice cream in the freezer.

Abe: Oh no, no, no, no. That won’t do. I mean, this is a special evening and I want everything to be perfect. Please, please tell me you have some limes?

Chanel: Uh, I’ll check. I’m pretty sure we do.

Abe: All right. Then I’ll go look up a recipe.

Chanel: Oh, you know what? Let’s make it together. We can have this thing in the oven in 20 minutes.

Abe: Aw. You are the best.

[Both chuckle] All right, I’m gonna call lani now. I’ll text her.

Lani: It’s all right, auntie p, it was a really long time ago.

Paulina: But pain I–I never meant to cause you. I know it’s still there. So now that it’s– it’s out in the open, I just wanna clear the air.

[Phone beeps]

Lani: Well, um… maybe we can do it another time. I think we both should go home. I know you’re tired and–

Paulina: No, no.

Lani: I really wanna be there for eli to put the kids down.

Paulina: Please, please. Please, not yet, not yet. Let me just– let me just get this out here once and for all.

Lani: Okay. Sure.

Paulina: All those years ago, every time I used to pop in and see you and your mom, your nose was in a madeleine book. Nothing made you smile more than when you dreamed about paris. I wanted to be a part of that dream. So I promised you that summer trip and I dreamed that dream right along with you. But all those letters I– I sent you…

Lani: We were gonna eat homard, visit the louvre, and ride les bateaux.

Paulina: You remember?

Lani: I’ve read those letters until they fell apart.

Paulina: And then I broke your little heart. Never showed up, never apologized, never said a word about it.

Lani: Oh, well, you had an important business trip.

Paulina: Said your mama, who lied. And I was the coward who let her tell that lie.

Lani: You both lied to me? Why? Huh? What is the real reason you didn’t take me?

Ej: Is there a problem?

Nicole: No, not at all. I don’t even know why I held onto him that long, but I do know that I am starving, so–

Ej: Allow me.

Nicole: Oh, thank you.

Ej: Shall we?

Nicole: Yes. Purse– oh, you know what? I–I forgot my phone. Uh, it’s on my desk. I’ll be right back.

[Whispering] Sorry, duke.

[Clears throat]

Ej: Find it?

Nicole: Right where I left it. Must’ve been low blood sugar.

Ej: We can remedy that with a feast at julie’s place.

Nicole: Oh, great.

Kayla: Doug attacked julie?

Julie: No!

Marlena: Well, I–I came in to check on doug and when I walked in, that’s when I saw doug hit julie over the head with this. So, of course, I–i grabbed it away and then that was when you came in.

Doug: Oh, no, no. That is not what happened.

John: Take it easy, buddy. Just try to relax.

Kayla: Get in the chair? Are you able to do that?

Julie: I guess.

Marlena: Here, let me help.

Doug: Do not touch my wife.

John: Don’t get all worked up, here, doc’s only trying to help, doug.

Kayla: Do you remember what happened?

Julie: Not much. I was getting doug a drink of water. I turned my back for a second and something hard hit me and– and it all went black.

Marlena: That was what I saw. Doug hit her over the head.

Julie: No, he wouldn’t do that. Darling, I know you would never do that.

Marlena: I–I know how hard this is to accept, but doug just hasn’t– hasn’t been himself.

Doug: I am myself. You are not. She did it. Marlena did it!

[Dramatic music]

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Marlena: Wait a minute. I hit julie? What earthly reason would I have to do that? Do you need any more proof that he is confused?

Doug: I am not confused. She did it. She tried to kill my julie.

John: You just gotta try to take it easy, buddy.

Doug: I have to protect julie. I have to, john, ’cause I love her. She’s my wife. You cannot keep me away from my wife.

Marlena: Oh, for heaven’s sake, now this needs to stop. Listen, kayla, I think we’ve got to sedate him.

Julie: Oh, it can’t be that bad.

Doug: I know who you are. I know what you did.

Kayla: I’m sorry, but marlena’s right. It’s for doug’s own good.

Doug: What?

Julie: Don’t! Oh, please don’t!

Doug: Don’t, kayla, please.

Kayla: I’m sorry, doug. I’m really sorry.

Doug: Don’t–[Cries] I love you, julie. I love you, my beautiful girl.


[Dramatic music]


Ej: My favorite wine. Favorite vintage.

[Inhales and sighs] There it is, nape of wild animal neck. Just a hint.

Nicole: Mm, delicious.

Ej: To moving on.

Nicole: To moving on.

[Glasses clink] I don’t know about wild animal neck but this is heaven. And it is the most expensive wine on the list.

Ej: I’ve always enjoyed the finer things in life. As I recall, so do you.

Nicole: When it’s affordable.

Ej: Well, it’s a good thing you’re not with rafe. I assume he’s more of a beer and pretzels kind of a guy. So what do you say, chateaubriand for two?

Rafe: Yeah, no, I, I will have the report on the da’s desk in the morning. Okay. Yeah, I’ll let you know. Okay, thank you. I’m sorry about that.

Ava: No problem. So?

Rafe: So.

Ava: Ready to go to the pub? What ya thinkin’? A burger, some chowder?

Rafe: Yeah, I’m thinking I was actually at the pub for breakfast and for lunch so maybe we could do something different, like, um– I don’t know. Oh, what about julie’s place? Yeah, you could check on your job application.

Ava: Yeah, julie’s place sounds great.

Rafe: Okay.

Ava: But I have rethinking my career goals as of late. You know, why limit myself to the kitchen when there’s so many opportunities out there?

Rafe: Oh, right, yeah. Like working for phillip.

Ava: That’s one, yes. But I also have been putting the word out everywhere that I can think of to see who’s hiring.

Rafe: Okay. Well maybe you can tell me all about it over dinner.

Ava: Mm.

Rafe: Okay?

Ava: Yes, but you know what?

Rafe: Hm?

Ava: Don’t really–[Laughs] Don’t wanna bore you, you know?

Rafe: You never could. Okay.

Ava: Okay?

Rafe: Okay.

Ava: Dinner? [Chuckles] Thanks.

Paulina: The real reason that trip never happened, I was being selfish when I made that promise of seeing paris together.

Lani: How were you being selfish?

Paulina: It was all about me. I wanted to be the one to give you your heart’s desire, to do something special, just the two of us. I cut your mama out when I made it our little secret and that was just, that was just plain unfair. I had no right.

Lani: Why not?

Paulina: There are two secrets. Abe is not lani’s father and tammy is not her mother.

Marlena: How can that be? Tamara raised her.

Paulina: Yes, she did. But I gave birth to her. I am lani’s mother. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Lani: Auntie, what is it?

Paulina: I couldn’t take you on that trip because when I told my sister about my big plans and how I’d sworn you to secrecy, she shut me down. Hard. She was right.

Lani: She thought you were being too extravagant. Like when you got me the pony or sent me all those gifts that she made me send back. She thought you were trying to spoil me.

Paulina: Tammy was right. She raised you with a firm hand. Look, look how you turned out. You’re a strong, wise, independent young woman. And if she’d let me spoil you the way I really wanted to, who knows.

Lani: Or your heart was in the right place.

Paulina: But I broke your little heart into a million little pieces and I don’t blame you if you never, ever forgive me.

Lani: Auntie p, I already have forgiven you.

Paulina: You have?

Lani: Yes. Please, please do not ever worry about this again. Okay? I love you so much.

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


Lani: Come here. I come from a long line of huggers.

[Both chuckle]

[Phone beeps]

Paulina: Oh, let me guess, your man wants you home.

Lani: Something like that. And I think you earned that glass of wine.

Paulina: Oh, hoo, oh. Oh, yes.

Abe: Oh, you have some mad baking skills, my dear. I mean, you know what? I can’t believe you made a pie that fast.

[Chuckles] Oh, you know what? This table is not ready. Candles, I need candles and, oh, music–

Chanel: On it.

Abe: Oh, no, no, no. You gotta be exhausted. Let me–

Chanel: No way, I’m into it now. Your job is to get the romantic playlist going.

Abe: Okay, thank you.

Chanel: Oh, but there is one thing.

Abe: Sure, name it.

Chanel: If you don’t mind, I’d like to hang out for a little bit so I can see the look on mama’s face when she gets here.

Abe: Well, there’s nothing I’d like more.

Ej: Mm, you have to admit this beats a growler of locally brewed swill, doesn’t it?

Nicole: Really? Rafe again. I thought that defeated the whole purpose of this dinner.

Ej: You’re quite right. We did agree to put rafe and samantha in the review mirror and so we shall.

Ava: [Chuckles]

Rafe: Ah.

Nicole: [Sighs]

Julie: Doug would never hurt me.

Kayla: Julie…

Julie: Well, it doesn’t make any sense, kayla. I was getting a drink of water, I just turned away for a second. The man is so weak, he can barely walk. How did he leap up, grab a tray, hit me so hard on the head that I passed out?

Kayla: You know, when tripp and I were taking care of him after he collapsed, he woke up and suddenly, almost violently grabbed tripp’s arm. We were amazed at his strength. You know, sometimes in cases like this–

Julie: He’s not a case. He’s my husband. And he doesn’t have dementia and he didn’t do this.

Kayla: There was no one else in the room.

Marlena: Except marlena.

Marlena: You know, as a professional, I’m–I’m trained to be objective but… when it comes to our sweet doug, oh, I find this heartbreaking.

John: I’m sure it is. So you wanna tell me what happened?

Marlena: I did, I told you.

John: I mean, why did you leave your office and go to doug’s room? You said you wanted to go to your office because you were fuzzy on the details. You wanted to listen to the recording of the session to see if it would jog your memory. Did it?

Marlena: It did.

John: Okay, what is it? What did you learn?

Marlena: I learned that doug is more of a threat to julie than I had thought.

John: More of a threat? In what way?

Marlena: He said he wanted to kill her. On the outside, I looked fine.

Nicole: Well, fancy meeting you here. Hi.

Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, we were gonna go to the pub–

Ej: Mm, nothing like a good burger and beer, hm?

Ava: Ej dimera, you remember me?

Ej: How could I forget? One of my most notorious clients. You’re looking well. Still very beautiful.

Ava: I heard that you were in pretty bad shape for quite a while. Looks like you’ve made a full recovery.

Ej: I am much better now.

Rafe: So you two are out celebrating, huh? Business must be good.

Ej: Business? This is pure pleasure.

Paulina: Ooh, walking in high heels should be an olympic sport. Oh! [Chuckles] Well what’s this– mmm, something smells delicious. So what’s the occasion?

Abe: Well, I got inspired and thought it would fun to make all your favorite dishes. We have braised short ribs with red wine sauce, oven roasted potatoes, sauteed wild mushrooms. For dessert, the piece de resistance, homemade key lime pie.

Paulina: Key lime pie. Did you say key lime pie?

Abe: Yeah, I did.

Paulina: Who told you that was my favorite?

Abe: It’s not?

Pauline: I hate key lime pie.

Marlena: That’s why I went racing to doug’s room. And if I hadn’t gotten there when I did–

John: You really think doug would’ve killed julie? This is hard to process.

Marlena: I know. I believe that doug has lost his mind.

John: Mm.

Marlena: I think he’s gone around the bend.

John: Oh, baby. Doug also told me something that upset me as well.

Marlena: Oh, what was that?

John: Earlier he said that– that you had tried to kill him.

Marlena: Why would he say such a thing? He–he’s tried to kill julie. Poor julie, she’s spent her whole life loving this man and it’s come to this. It’s just–it’s tragic.

John: Hey.

Kayla: Well, doug is finally resting. I’m gonna take julie for an x-ray just to make sure everything’s all right.

Julie: I don’t need an x-ray. I’m just so worried about doug.

Marlena: We all are.

Julie: Marlena, I know what you thought you saw, but you are wrong. And I will shout it from the, from the rooftops. My darling would never attack me.

Doug: No, it was not me. I did not hurt julie. It was him. Please, god. Please, don’t let him hurt julie anymore. Please, please, god.

Marlena: Julie, I know how difficult this is to accept.

Julie: Because he didn’t do it and you keep accusing him over and over again when he told you he was innocent. You’re all frightening him, all of you. How can you? How can you?

Marlena: Julie, I’m so sorry, but you need to face the truth. I know how painful this is for you. How painful it is for all us who love doug so much. But in my professional opinion, doug has become a danger to himself and to others. And so it, it needs to be my recommendation that doug– that doug be committed to bayview.

[Eerie music]

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