Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Lani: Eli, I’m home.
Eli: Shh. Oh, my god, please. I just put them down to sleep.
Lani: Oh, sorry. Here, I was just screaming your name.
Eli: It’s okay. You didn’t wake them.
Lani: Good. Sorry I was gone so long. I really wanted to help you put them down, but my dad called and said he needed more time.
Eli: Is he still planning on popping the question?
Lani: That is the plan. Just hope it all goes smoothly.
Abe: And for dessert, the pice de résistance, mwah, homemade key lime pie.
Paulina: Key lime pie? Did you say key lime pie?
Abe: I did.
Paulina: Who told you it was my favorite?
Abe: It’s not?
Paulina: I hate key lime pie.
Abe: Well, chanel specifically said that your favorite pie was key lime pie.
Chanel: Since when do you not love key lime pie?
Paulina: Since the day I was born. I’m sorry abe, chanel got it dead wrong.
Chad: Hmm. What? You think you’re gonna finance your film by playing for pocket change in the square?
Johnny: Actually, I was trying to impress a girl.
Chad: Aww, did it work?
Johnny: Made her smile.
Abigail: Sounds like a win.
Johnny: So, is this how you and the wife spent an evening at home?
Chad: Oh, only when abigail can’t tear herself away from what she’s reading.
Johnny: Ohh, which is the script I see. Does this mean you’ve agreed to play marlena?
Rafe: Oh, business must be good as you’re out celebrating.
Ej: Business? This is pure pleasure.
Rafe: Wait a minute, you two are on a date?
Ej: As a matter of fact, we are.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Eli: So you still cool with your dad and aunt paulina being a married couple?
Lani: I think they’re great for each other. Although yes, it will be a little weird that aunt paulina is gonna be my aunt and my stepmom.
Eli: Yeah, well what if she wants you to start calling her mama?
Chanel: Mama, I have seen you put away a whole key lime pie after a bad day.
Paulina: If I was to eat a whole pie by myself, which has never happened, it would be a florida lime pie. There’s a world of difference.
Chanel: Like what?
Paulina: Well, like for starters, florida lime pie doesn’t have that nasty graham cracker crust. I hate graham crackers, they’re for kids. And I’m all grown up.
Abe: Well, there is pecan pie.
Paulina: Pecan pie. Oh, I’m sorry, abe, I hate that too. Oh, now tammy, if she was here, she’d be all over it. And I keep telling her, “tammy, now that pie, that’s a heart attack waiting to happen.” Oh, I feel so bad that you worked so hard making me pies I don’t like. Oh, but don’t worry about a thing, I’ll just skip dessert. But, ooh, if you two will excuse me, these heels are killing me.
Rafe: Is he for real? You two are actually on a date?
Ej: Why is that so difficult to understand? We used to be married, twice in fact.
Rafe: That’s exactly my point. Yeah, I thought you had figured this guy out.
Ej: You know what they say, old man, third time’s a charm.
Nicole: Hold your horses there, old man.
[Sighs] This is just a date, marriage is not on the table. It’s been a long time, a lot has happened. We’re just catching up.
Rafe: Good to know.
Ej: Hm, may I assume this is now settled?
Rafe: Do you know, I would love to invite you to join us, but you might actually say yes. So if you’ll excuse us.
Ava: Enjoy your dinner.
Chanel: I am so sorry, abe. I didn’t know there was any such thing as florida lime pie.
Abe: Well, don’t worry about it. I mean, your mother’s right, we just won’t serve dessert.
Chanel: You’re–[Quietly] You’re proposing tonight, everything has to be perfect.
Abe: Yeah, we’re still gonna have a delicious meal.
Chanel: No, no. You know what? This one is on me. I am getting you a florida lime pie.
Abe: No, no, we just don’t have–
Chanel: Not another word.
[Abe pats leg]
Lani: How come you got all quiet all of a sudden?
Eli: I was thinking about my grandma. I talked to her while you were out.
Lani: How’s julie doing?
Eli: Doug hit her with something, she was out cold.
Lani: Oh, my god. Babe, that’s horrible. Is she okay?
Eli: Yeah, but it’s clear that she can’t be around doug alone anymore.
Lani: So what is she gonna do?
Eli: Marlena admitted him into bayview sanitarium for his own good.
Lani: Oh, my god. I felt terrible for them both.
Eli: Yeah, me too.
Lani: I’m so sorry that I wasn’t here when you heard all of this.
Eli: It’s okay, you’re here now. So how was shopping with paulina?
Lani: Well, it gave us a chance to talk. We talked about the whole paris trip that didn’t happen.
Eli: Did she explain why she ghosted you like that?
Lani: Well, there was no business trip and it was all my mother.
Eli: Wait, what?
Lani: Mm-hmm. She talked aunt paulina out of taking me to paris, said she didn’t want her spoiling me.
Eli: She let you think that aunt paulina dumped you and she didn’t tell you that she was the one that canceled the whole thing?
Lani: Nope. And neither did paulina. I guess she didn’t want me to turn against my mom.
Eli: Yeah, I guess. Sounds like there’s more to the story than what paulina is telling you though.
Johnny: So you gonna do it? She gonna do it?
Chad: Um, she’s on the fence. Is that right?
Abigail: I think it sounds like fun, but I–
Johnny: But what?
Chad: Like, she’s just–she’s nervous because she’s never really acted before–sorry, professionally acted before.
Johnny: But I don’t want professionals. I want this to feel like it’s happening in real time with real people.
Abigail: A story about demonic possession.
Johnny: Look, the performances if they’re right, are gonna be what grounds the material, okay? You’ve known grandma marlena your whole life, and you’re really smart. You’d be great as her.
Abigail: I hope so. I mean, I do, I have experience with mental illness more than once so I do know what it feels like to have something you don’t understand take over your mind.
Johnny: See? That’s great.
Chad: But if you–if you wanna do this, for real, I’ll back you 100%.
Abigail: Thank you. I needed to hear that from you.
Johnny: So does that–?
Abigail: I would be honored to play marlena.
Johnny: Ahh, it’s awesome!
Johnny: Yes. Okay. This movie’s finally starting to come together. Now all I need is one more committed investor. You haven’t given any more thought to it, have you?
Chad: Uh… ej isn’t wild about me now, if I fund your movie he is… he’s gonna hate my guts.
Johnny: Oh, uncle chad, are you really gonna let your big brother tell you what to do?
Ava: Thank you. Mm-hmm.
Nicole: Did you really have to push rafe’s buttons like that?
Ej: He started it.
Nicole: Oh, wow. That is mature.
Ej: Why are we even talking about rafe? Why does he care who I’m seeing? He’s here with ava vitali.
Nicole: Yes, he is.
Rafe: I can’t believe nicole’s actually out on a date with that guy. He’s treated her like trash.
Ava: Well, people do change rafe, I am living proof of that.
Rafe: Yeah. But not ej. Guy was born on third base, he thinks he’s hit a triple. Look at nicole, she’s totally falling for his act.
Ava: You don’t know that, it’s just a date. Like the one we’re supposed to be on.
Rafe: You’re right. I’m sorry.
Ava: Mm-hmm. Thank you. You have always loved vicks vapors.
Eli: So now that our little devils are sleeping like angels, what should we do?
Lani: [Laughs] Well, I can show you what I bought today.
Eli: That’s not what I have in mind.
Lani: Well, maybe this will change your mind.
Eli: I stand corrected.
Lani: Uh-huh. Wait. You gotta let me put it on.
Eli: Ah, you know what? Let’s just throw this on the floor and pretend that you did.
Lani: Oh, mm-hmm.
[Knocking at door]
Eli: Nah, ignore it.
Lani: They’re not–they’re not gonna give up and they’ll wake the kids up.
Eli: You gotta be kidding me.
Chanel: I miss living here. Can I come in?
Eli: Sure. Why not?
Chanel: Ah, sorry to interrupt. I brought you a pecan pie.
Eli: Oh. Well, pecan pie, thanks. All right, well, hey, thanks for coming over.
Chanel: Uh, no. I’m here because I need to borrow your kitchen.
Lani: What for, chanel?
Chanel: To make a pie.
Eli: I don’t understand.
Chanel: You would if you knew mama better.
Paulina: Oh, it’s so sweet of you to make dinner.
Abe: Well, you know, I could not have done it without input from your mother and chanel. Would you like some wine, may I pour it for you?
Paulina: Yes, you may.
Abe: Thank you. There we go.
Paulina: So where is that daughter of mine?
Abe: You know, I don’t know. She said she had an errand.
Paulina: [Laughs] Probably an errand named giovanni.
Abe: Ooh, is that the boy she’s seeing?
Paulina: His real name’s johnny. He made up the giovanni part.
Abe: Ah. You know, actually, his grandfather used to call him that.
Paulina: How do you know?
Abe: If his last name is dimera then he was my late wife’s nephew, and mine.
Paulina: Ohh, then you know all about him. Well, I only know what I see. He’s a real cutie patootie and he knows it. I only hope he’s good enough for my chanel.
Abe: Well, he was a great little kid, but if he takes after either one of his parents, chanel is going to have her hands full.
Paulina: Oh dear.
Abe: Well, chanel can take care of herself, she gets it from her mother.
[Both chuckling] To you my love.
Chad: Look, the only reason I work for dimera is because tony insisted. So if I piss off ej and he tries for another power grab then I’m out on my ass.
Johnny: So that’s the only thing keeping you from investing in your favorite nephew?
Chad: I would say it’s a pretty big thing. Who said you’re my favorite nephew?
Johnny: Come on, man, I’m your good luck charm. I was there when you met aunt abigail.
Abigail: Yes. Yes, he’s right. It was java cafe, I thought you were johnny’s father.
Chad: Oh, sure.
Johnny: Yeah, i am responsible for putting you two kids together.
Chad: Uh-huh. Yeah, I remember you said you didn’t like her.
Abigail: Oh, excuse me.
Johnny: Hey, hey. Come on, I was just a dumb little prepubescent kid, how the hell did I know she was gonna be the love of your life and the star of my movie. A movie that’s not gonna happen if you don’t invest.
Chad: So that’s a-that’s emotional blackmail.
Johnny: What is?
Chad: That you’re not gonna put her in your movie if I don’t give you the money.
Johnny: There’s not gonna be a movie to put her in if I don’t have the money for it. And my dad’s pretty much made sure that I don’t have any other family members to hit up.
Chad: Mm-hmm. Okay, so I either piss off ej or I deprive my beautiful wife of doing what she wants to do? Thanks a lot, pal.
[Jazz music playing]
Ej: Would you please stop that?
Nicole: Stop what?
Ej: Mooning over rafe.
Nicole: I’m looking at the menu.
Nicole: I always do that. You know, they say it’s a good brain exercise.
Ej: No one says that.
Nicole: Yeah. Well–whatever.
Ej: I thought the stated purpose of this evening was to help you put rafe out of your mind. But since this isn’t working, why don’t we go back to my place? I’m sure cook will be more than happy to whip up dinner for miss nicole.
Nicole: But the waiter just opened a $300 bottle of wine. You really want it to go to waste?
Ej: No I don’t, and it won’T.
Rafe: What’s this?
Ej: A very lovely and expensive parting gift. You two have a great night.
Ava: Thank you.
Ej: Shall we?
Rafe: [Exhales] Okay. Turns out deb’s constipation with belly pain
Eli: I don’t get why pie is so important.
Chanel: I just thought it would be cool if abe could present the ring on top of the piece of the pie. And also because I just really want this night to be perfect. I feel like I’m the one who screwed it up and I need to fix it. For mama.
Lani: That’s really sweet of you. You know, you and your mom have really come a long way since you two just blew into town.
Chanel: Yeah, I guess we have.
Paulina: These are the best short ribs I’ve ever tasted. The potatoes are to die for.
Abe: Oh, I’m glad it’s to your liking. And I know you have had a long day.
Paulina: Mm-hmm. But I had such a nice time being with lani.
Abe: Hmm, I’m glad.
Paulina: Mm-hmm. But she kept going on and on about this trip that she’s planning for her and eli. It was almost as if she was–
Abe: She’s not really planning a trip.
Paulina: She was stalling, right?
Abe: I called her and i told her that I needed more time to get dinner ready and she was–she was great about it. And I’ll tell you that I am so blessed to have your niece in my life.
Paulina: Well, lani, she is a very special young woman.
Abe: I am so grateful that we have the rest of our lives to catch up on all those years that we lost. You know, being her dad, it’s one of the most precious gifts god’s ever given to me.
Rafe: No, no, you can’t drink his wine.
Ava: Why not?
Rafe: Because he could have drugged it, that’s why.
Ava: Ugh, rafe.
Rafe: Okay. Suit yourself. I’m gonna order a beer. Oh, my god, where is the damn waiter?
Ava: Boy, ej sure did get under your skin.
Rafe: No, it’s the guy is such a damn phony, you know. Of all the guys that nicole could have chosen to go out with. What?
Ava: What what?
Rafe: I know what you’re thinking. You think that I’m jealous because ej is out with nicole. That’s what.
Ava: Oh. Well, now that you bring it up, are you?
Abigail: You know, I think this is gonna be between you and johnny. Why don’t you just take me out of the equation?
Johnny: Yeah, why?
Abigail: Because, you know, it sounds like a really fun challenge to be in a movie, one I never thought I was gonna get to have. But if it doesn’t happen I’m not gonna be heartbroken about it.
Chad: Okay. But maybe a really fun challenge is exactly what you need right now.
Abigail: I don’t wanna alienate ej.
Johnny: Look, I told my dad whether or not I get to make my movie, I’m not going to work at dimera so he’s not getting his way no matter what happens.
Chad: Well, in that case, okay.
Johnny: Okay, what?
Chad: I’ll fund the rest of your movie.
Johnny: Ha. Thank you.
Johnny: Oh, my gosh.
Chad: Come here.
Johnny: Thank you.
Nicole: Hey. Oh, johnny, wow, it is so good to see you.
Johnny: Yes, good to see you too. What are you doing here?
Ej: I invited her here for dinner. What did I just walk in on? Why were you too hugging?
Chad: Uh, I’ve agreed to provide the rest of the funding for johnny’s movie.
Ej: You what?
With voltaren arthritis pain gel
Paulina: I can’t believe you did the dishes after slaving over a hot stove all day.
Abe: It wasn’t that bad.
Paulina: Hmm, I’m not used to a man going to so much trouble for little old me.
Abe: Oh, now it’s my very great pleasure.
Paulina: Honey, now, I don’t wanna hurt your feelings but that day shopping, it did me in. I can hardly keep my eyes open, would you mind if I turned in?
Abe: What about dessert?
Paulina: Well, I thought we were skipping it, but if you’re craving some sweets then why don’t you just jump into bed with me?
Abe: Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait. Uh…
Paulina: Oh. Oh. Abraham carver, what in the world?
Abe: This is not the most original idea, but tough times call for quick decisions. Paulina price, would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?
Lani: Who are you texting over there?
Chanel: Your dad. I told him the pie should be cool enough to serve in 15 minutes. I hope their dinner has taken a long time.
Lani: I cannot believe that your mom and my dad are actually getting married.
Eli: It’s gonna make y’all stepsisters.
Lani: Well, I’ve always wanted a sister.
Chanel: Me too. I used to bug my mama about it all the time.
Lani: Well, I promise to be the best sister you never had.
Chanel: You already are that. You gave me a place to stay and you listened to me. And I remember when mama was making me look for work and you said, “if you earned a living doing something you love, you will never work a day in your life.” You, you’re the one who gave me the courage to open up the bakery.
Eli: How is that going?
Chanel: It’s going great. Allie and I are making money and we’re having fun doing it.
Lani: And it hasn’t been awkward or anything between you two?
Chanel: No, no. She understands about me. And besides, I’m into men now.
Chanel: I know.
Eli: Well, who’s a lucky guy?
Chanel: I kept it all in the family.
Lani: Who’s family?
Chanel: Allie’S. He’s her twin brother.
Ej: It’s bad enough that roman and lucas have sided with johnny, but my own brother?
Chad: What I do with my money is none of your business.
Ej: It becomes my business when you start funding my son’s idiotic dreams.
Johnny: Stop yelling. What’s so wrong with uncle chad supporting me and abigail?
Ej: What do you have to do with this?
Abigail: Well, johnny asked me to play marlena in the movie and I said yes.
Abigail: Why not me?
Ej: Of course, how silly, you are the dame judi of salem.
Abigail: I have an acting résumé.
Ej: As what? A shepherdess in the christmas fte?
Abigail: It was a school play and I was the title character.
Ej: My god, have you all gone insane? You knew exactly how I felt about this and you didn’t even consult me.
Chad: Oh, what a disappointment that must be for you. Yeah, I forgot all of our long discussions about my feelings before you made your power grab and tried to install yourself as ceo, sole ceo.
Ej: Hmm, I see. So this is pay back?
Johnny: The whole freaking world doesn’t revolve around you, dad.
Ej: You are not giving a dime to johnny.
Chad: You can’t stop me.
Ej: The hell I can’T. This is the sound of an asthma attack…
Eli: You’re really dating allie’s twin brother?
Chanel: Yeah. His name’s johnny.
[Lani and chanel laugh]
Lani: Okay. What does allie think of the idea?
Chanel: She didn’t like it at all. She said johnny’s a real player. And I didn’t wanna be in the middle so I told the two of them to duke it out and I went home.
Eli: Yeah, good move.
Chanel: Yeah, it was because it’s all worked out now.
[Timer buzzes] Oh, finally. I just hope I’m not too late.
Paulina: Oh, abe. I know we talked about this, but I didn’t expect a proposal so soon.
Abe: Well, it’s supposed to be done with a little more finesse. Would you be good enough to give me an answer? I don’t wanna break a hip down here.
Paulina: Oh my, my answer is yes, yes. Yes.
Abe: Well, here, let me have your hand.
Paulina: Oh, yeah. Oh.
[Chuckling gleefully] Ohh, oh, it’s beautiful. Oh, you get up from there, give me a kiss. Oh, abe.
[Kissing] Ohh. Ooh.
Rafe: No, I am telling you I’m not jealous, okay? I am just worried about nicole.
Rafe: Why? Her and ej, they have history, you know?
Ava: Yes, I know.
Rafe: Okay. Well, did you also know that ej made her life completely miserable? I, mean, he threatened her life more than once. In fact, she was so scared of him when she was carrying his baby she didn’t even want him to know that he was the father, I had to pretend to be the father. Okay, so, I mean, really, do you blame me for being concerned?
Ava: I do not. Okay. But nicole is a grown woman and she has the right to make her own decisions. And there’s nothing we can really do about it. At least not tonight.
Rafe: You’re right. You are so right, and I am sorry. Okay? Let’s just forget about ej and nicole.
Ava: Ah, yes, let’S.
Rafe: Yes, start by getting rid of this damn bottle of wine.
Ava: Okay, drop that.
Rafe: Are you kidding?
Ava: Oh no. This is a very, very nice wine. And I’m sure ej didn’t want to share it with us but he had to. He had to because nicole, she couldn’t have any fun at all while you were here. So, hmm, think of it this way, you won and this is the prize.
Rafe: You’re good.
Rafe: You are really good.
Ava: Thank you.
Rafe: But I’m still not drinking the wine.
Ej: Shall we take this outside?
Chad: I would love to if that’s what you want to do.
Abigail: Okay, you know what? Back off ej, I mean it.
Nicole: Listen, you’re coming with me.
Ej: I’ll do no such thing.
Nicole: I insist.
[Door clicks close]
Johnny: So, uh, really sorry about that. I hope you haven’t changed your mind about investing in the movie.
Ej: This is unbelievable. My own brother is undermining me with my son.
Nicole: Okay. Ej, I get it, you’re madder than hell, but if you don’t calm down, I feel like you’re gonna have a stroke.
Ej: That’s ridiculous.
Nicole: [Sighs] Ej… sit with me. This is supposed to be a date, right? Humor me.
[Eli exhales sharply] Just take a deep breath.
Ej: [Exhales] I don’t understand why everyone’s against me.
Nicole: Well, all that time you were fighting for your life, they were going on with theirs. But chad is not your kid brother anymore. He’s a man with a wife and kids. And johnny’s growing up too and he wants to be his own man and make his own mistakes.
Ej: I wasn’t there for so long. I’m just trying to be a father to my son again.
Nicole: By forcing him to work at dimera enterprises? Come on, he’s not gonna stand for that. He’s got too much sami in him.
[Eli groans softly] Is that what this is about? Sami?
Chad: Don’t worry, nothing can make me back out.
Johnny: Thank you. Thank you so–oh, my gosh, I have the funding. Okay, I better go start working on final draft of the script. Whoo. Hey, hey, just, uncle chad, uncle chad, thank you so much. Come on, come on, come on. Oh, my god, mwah, I could just kiss you all night.
Chad: [Chuckles] Okay.
Abigail: [Laughing] Oh god, you made his night.
Chad: Forget me, what about you?
Abigail: What about me? What about me?
Chad: I mean, when you–when you told ej to back off, I could–I could have, could have grabbed you, I could have kissed you. I mean, I still could. We could grab a bottle of champagne and go upstairs celebrate being in the movie business together. What do you say? As a dj, I know all about customization.
Abe: Well, to finding love again when I least expected.
Paulina: Oh, and to us and to all the fun that we’re gonna have together.
Chanel: Sorry I’m late. This is a homemade, for real, florida lime pie. I made it for you, mama.
Paulina: Oh, baby, that’s so sweet. And that pie, that looks good.
Chanel: Abe, if you would just join me in the kitchen, you can help me serve the pie.
Abe: Oh, you know, that won’t be necessary.
Paulina: Your mama’s getting married.
Chanel: Oh, my god, congratulations!
Paulina: Oh! [Laughing]
[Both squeal happily]
Abe: Well, look, I am so sorry I couldn’t wait. I had to take my shot before she went to bed.
Paulina: I’m wide awake now though.
Chanel: I’m so happy for both of you, and myself. Okay, I’m gonna get out of the way so that you two can celebrate.
Abe: Oh no, no, no, you’re gonna stay right here and have glass of champagne.
Paulina: Mm-hmm, and some pie. I can’t wait any longer.
Abe: Oh, thank you.
Paulina: Oh, whoo, now this is what I call a pie.
[Laughter] Mmm! Mmm, mmm, mm, mm, mm.
Lani: It was really sweet of you to help out with the whole pie crisis.
Eli: Well, I’m happy to do it. My only regret is that it ended up interrupting something very important.
Lani: Oh, yeah?
Lani: Mm, and what was that?
Eli: Let me give you a hint.
Ava: Now, I know what you’re thinking.
Rafe: Do you?
Ava: Yes. That even though the night didn’t start off that well, it ended up being pretty nice.
Rafe: You are very perceptive. What am I thinking now?
Ava: Oh. I don’t wanna tell you so I’ll show you. Let’s get the hell outta here. Oh, yeah.
Ej: I don’t know what samantha has to do with any of this.
Nicole: Well, sami cheated on you with lucas, and you feel like you’ve lost control of your life. So now you’re trying to regain that control by telling your son and your brother and everyone else what to do. Ej, you’ve been down this road before. You know, if you try to control people, you’re just gonna push them away. So maybe… maybe if you just back off a little bit, you won’t end up alone.
Ej: I’ll take your advice into consideration. In return, I will make you dinner myself.
Nicole: Since when do you cook?
Ej: Since someone told me I make a mean omelet.
Nicole: That was me.
Ej: Mm-hmm, it was.
[Soft piano music]
Abigail: The offer is very tempting, but I’m just not quite there yet. It’s just too important, I don’t really wanna… I don’t wanna rush it.
Chad: I agree.
Abigail: I’ll see you in the morning.