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Gabi: Did you kill a guy named jed zanetti?

Jake: Where is this coming from?

Gabi: From philip, who, by the way, just fired me.

Jake: What?

Gabi: Yeah, for spying on him, and now, he’s trying to get me to give up gabi chic and threatening to send you to prison for murder. But that cannot happen, unless all of this is true, so I am gonna ask you again, jake. Did you kill this guy jed back in philly?

Jake: Not here. Not in public. Let’s talk at home.

Gabi: Fine. Be lucky if we run into that bitch ava.

Jake: You mean she’s behind this?

Gabi: Where else would philip have gotten this information?

Brady: I value our friendship. Always have. And I wouldn’t want to do anything to jeopardize it, so… I accept that you have chosen philip, and I hope it works out, chloe. I hope that you’re happy together.

Chloe: Thank you, brady. That means a lot to me.

[Dramatic music]


[Static crackling]

[Demonic growling]

Devil voice: We certainly took care of that old geezer, didn’t we, marlena?

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

[Soft orchestration]


Devil voice: It’s laughable how easy it was for the two of us to dispense with that old fool. Just look at what you and I can accomplish together, marlena, when you let me in. I let you cast me out, but it’s only a matter of time before you and I are one again.

Marlena: No.

Devil voice: You won’t let me back in right now? Let me in, marlena. It’s so much simpler not to fight it.

Marlena: No!

John: Doc, what’s wrong? What’s going on in here?

Brady: I hope philip appreciates how amazing you are.

Chloe: Well, thank you, and I don’t think philip appreciating me is the problem. I kind of feel like he appreciates me a little too much.

Brady: Think you’re right about that. I just–I hope he gets past all the jealousy stuff.

Chloe: Yeah, I think he finally has. I think he’s over it, and you know, buying this tree and us planting it together is a sign of our new beginning. You know, a sign that we are committed to each other.

Brady: Well, I wish you luck. You deserve only the best, chloe.

Chloe: You too.

Brady: I’m gonna go get my girl. I’ll take you home, okay?

Chloe: Okay.

[Tense music]


Philip: I know I can’t erase the mistakes of the past, but I’m hoping that it can be the start of a new, better beginning for us. Serena: It’s my 3:10

Maggie: I couldn’t believe it when I got back this morning and I heard the news.

Julie: Well, darling, you have had heartbreak of your own with summer. Again, I am so very sorry.

Maggie: Thank you. At least I was there to take care of her until the end.

Julie: I’m sure it meant the world to her, maggie.

Maggie: So when did all this trouble with doug start?

Julie: Oh, a few weeks ago. It’s all happened so fast. I mean, doug was himself. He was telling stories always, you know, about the people in our lives. And sometimes I remember it, and sometimes I didn’T. And then one afternoon, at our restaurant, while we’re setting up for the dinner crowd, he locked me in the walk-in freezer.

Maggie: [Scoffs] Well, that had to have been an accident.

Julie: I thought it was, at first. He told marlena it wasn’t, and then he began to confuse names, and he began to forget people. And then the inappropriate behavior.

Maggie: Oh, I can’t imagine.

Julie: It’s been awful.

Maggie: Yeah.

Julie: Went to the hospital for tests.

Maggie: Mm-hmm.

Julie: Once he’s there, he became even more confused and very agitated. And that’s when they tell me he hit me over the head with a tray.

Maggie: Dear god. You must have been so traumatized.

Julie: Well, I don’t actually remember it.

Maggie: Oh.

Julie: But marlena was in the room, and she told me what happened.

Marlena: The tablet…

John: Is it this article that’s got you so upset?

Marlena: The article.

John: About doug?

Marlena: Yes, I saw the article, and that upset me.

John: Of course it did, sweetheart. I mean, you were right there when he assaulted julie, and you had to make the painful judgment to commit him to bayview.

Marlena: I feel awful about that. About all of it.

John: Well, you know, unfortunately, doug’s become a danger to himself and others. And you know doug. He would never forgive himself if he ever really hurt julie or anybody else, so, honey, you only did what you had to do, in order to not only protect doug, but everyone that he loves.

Gabi: Where is that she-devil?

Jake: Doesn’t seem like she’s home.

Gabi: Lucky her.

Jake: I don’t get it. I was just talking to her, and she was acting all sweet, like this perfect little angel, saying all she wanted to do was make peace with you and move on.

Gabi: Well, that’s what she does, like when she acts all innocent in front of rafe.

Jake: Yeah, and the whole time, she was plotting with philip to take us both down.

Gabi: Ava vitali is a lot of things, but innocent is not one of them. I should have known when I smelled that aftershave the other day. Of course it was philip’S.

Jake: She blackmailed him. He almost died because of her.

Gabi: Yeah, but now, they have a mutual enemy, so of course mafia princess ava gives him the dirt on you.

Jake: What’d phil say?

Gabi: Claims that there’s an eyewitness against you.

Jake: Give you a name?

Gabi: According to the file, some guy named carmine supposedly saw you commit the murder.

Jake: [Scoffs] Carmine merlino?

Gabi: So it is true? This is the sound of an asthma attack…

Ciara: [Sighs] Whatever comes from your talk with marlena, we will deal with it. But ignoring the discussion isn’t gonna make your problem go away, ben.

Ben: You’re right. Marlena does always help.



[Cell phone beeps]

[Line trills]

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps]

Marlena: Hello, ben. Is everything all right?

Ben: Well, actually, I was hoping to maybe schedule an appointment to see you. I’m just in the process of working my way through some feelings right now.

Marlena: Okay. How about right now?

Ben: Are you sure?

Marlena: I’m always here for you. Why don’t we meet at my office?

Ben: Okay, great. Yeah. Thank you. See you soon.

[Cell phone beeps] She can see me right now.

Ciara: That’s great.

Ben: Yeah.

Ciara: Do you want me to come with you?

Ben: You know what, baby? Thank you, but I think I have to figure this out on my own. Dr. Evans somehow always finds a way to help me see things a little bit more clearly.

Ciara: Call me as soon as you’re done, okay?

Ben: I will.

Ciara: I love you.

Ben: I love you.


Ciara: Yeah.

Ben: Mm.

Ciara: Bye.


[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps] Hello? Hey, shawn. What’s up? Wait, what? What happened to grandpa doug?

Julie: I was at a loss. I did not know how to deal with what was happening to doug, and then marlena recommended he be committed to bayview. They talked me into signing the papers, and they took him away.

Maggie: Oh, julie, that had to be so painful for you.

Julie: Pretty much the hardest thing I ever did in my life.

Maggie: Yeah.

Julie: ‘Cause as he’s going away, he looked back at me with such desperation and such fear. And I realized, what if it’s me? What if it’s me that he needs, and I’m turning him over to strangers?

Maggie: Oh, honey.

John: Come on, doc. What are you doing?

Marlena: I have an appointment with ben.

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa. But now? Come on.

Marlena: He needs me. Look, I couldn’t–I couldn’t do anything for poor doug, and now, maybe I can help ben.

John: Okay. I suppose you know what’s best.

Marlena: I do. I won’t be long.

John: Be careful.

Marlena: Yeah.

Gabi: I asked you the other day if you killed anybody, and you didn’t give me an answer. Is that because–

Jake: I didn’t kill jed zanetti.

Gabi: I knew it, and I swear I told philip. I told him that you were innocent.

Jake: Far from innocent, gabi.

Gabi: What?

Jake: [Sighs] It’s a lot more complicated than that.

Gabi: Jake, what do you mean, “complicated”? Either you killed that man, or you didn’T.

Jake: I shouldn’t even be talking about this. It’s not good for either of us.

Gabi: I need to know what happened, jake. All of it. I need to know exactly what we are dealing with here, so that we can figure out a way to fight philip.

Philip: My father doesn’t pay you to ask questions, henderson. Just have the gardener bring me a saw!

[Cell phone beeps] Oh, this one’s gonna be a lot easier to cut down.

Chloe: Hey, you’re home from work early.

Philip: So are you. What a nice coincidence.

Chloe: Yeah, you look like you were headed out.

Philip: I was.

Chloe: Okay. Where are you going?

Philip: I was just gonna take a drive down to the river to water our tree. You want to come? Don’t settle. Start your day with secret.

Jake: Never even wanted to think about this again.

Gabi: Hey, I can see how hard this is for you, but whatever it is, you already know that I love you.

Jake: So like I said before, the vitalis, we would make arrangements with the local businesses, right?

Gabi: Yeah, yeah, you offered them protection.

Jake: Yeah, and it was my job to enforce those arrangements. To apply pressure if there was any pushback. And there hardly ever was, but this one time… went too far. Remember the guy we were just talking about?

Gabi: Carmine merlino. The witness?

Jake: Yeah. No, no, no. Carmine was not a witness. Carmine and I worked together, and I would go out and collect the pizzo.

Gabi: Pizzo?

Jake: Yeah, yeah, that’s the protection money we collected from the local businesses, and there was this local bar owner, jed zanetti.

[Sighs] Crap. He was behind on his payments, and so the boss–our boss– ordered us to scare him. A little bit.

Gabi: What did you do?

Jake: Got in his face. Roughed him up a little bit. Carmine wouldn’t stop. Before I knew it, jed was coughing up blood.

Gabi: Oh, god.

Jake: Yeah. I tried. I tried to pull him off him, but he wouldn’t stop. It was too late. It’s too damn late.

Gabi: Jed died.

Jake: [Sighs] Right in front of me.

Gabi: Jake.

Jake: What?

Gabi: Philip says that carmine is willing to testify you were the man that beat him to death.

Jake: Okay, gabi, I didn’t do it, okay? I was there, but I tried to stop it.

Gabi: I believe you. I believe you, jake. It must have been awful.

Jake: Worst day of my life.

Philip: Why does it seem like you don’t want to go with me to our tree? Is there something I should know?

Chloe: No. Of course not. I would love to go with you. It would be nice to spend some time there.

Philip: Couldn’t agree more. And I don’t have to tell you, if you don’t nurture these things, they can wither and die.

Chloe: We won’t let that happen.

Philip: Of course, you can always overwater a tree too.

Chloe: Overwater?

Philip: Yeah, if you’re not careful, you can drown the roots. Kill the tree. Do you think that’s something we need to worry about?

Chloe: Philip–

Philip: Let me save you the trouble of lying. I saw you at our tree in brady’s arms.

Brady: Rachel’s in her room designing scary faces for us to carve.

John: Well, I hope it doesn’t give her nightmares. Enough of those going around these days.

Brady: How is everything? How’s marlena feeling?

John: Well, better, she says. She went to work.

Brady: All right. That’s good, right?

John: Yeah. I suppose. Still pretty upset about doug though.

Brady: Yeah I heard about that. Dad, did doug really attack julie?

John: Yeah, it looks that way. Although he keeps denying it. Says someone else did.

Brady: Who?

John: Doug says that marlena was the one who assaulted julie.

Ben: Thank you for seeing me on such short notice.

Marlena: Of course. I’m glad to see you. Always happy to help.

Ben: Means a lot to me.

Marlena: Do you mind if i record the session?

Ben: No, no.

[Recorder beeps]

[Static crackles]

[Demonic growling]

Devil voice: Dear marlena, did you really need to play this tape? I’m so hurt that you’ve already forgotten our little reunion.

Ben: Dr. Evans? Is something wrong?

Ciara: I just heard about grandpa doug. Hey. Are you all right? Stupid question. How could you be?

Julie: Well, I’m very glad to see you, ciara. And maggie’s back. Isn’t that wonderful?

Ciara: Yes. Oh, it is. Welcome home! So good to see you.

Maggie: Thank you, sweetheart, thank you.

Ciara: Does mom know?

Julie: I spoke with her, and of course, she immediately wanted to come rushing back. And I told her there was no point, because her father is not allowed visitors.

Ciara: We can’t see him?

Julie: He has been declared a danger to himself and to others. He is in isolation, until he is further evaluated.

Maggie: That’ll change soon.

Julie: I hope so.

Ciara: I just–I really can’t believe that grandpa doug would try to hurt you.

Julie: He wouldn’t, and he didn’T.

Maggie: What are you saying, julie?

Julie: I’m saying that the person that hit me over the head with a tray is not my doug. The airport can be a real challenge for new homeowners

Ciara: Who else could have hit you with that tray?

Maggie: I mean, you said the only one in his room was marlena.

Julie: That’s right.

Ciara: You don’t think that marlena–

Julie: No! No. Of course I don’T. What I meant was, the person who wanted to hurt me could not possibly have been doug.

Maggie: Oh, honey. You’re right. You’re right about that.

Julie: I’ve loved him so long. Most of my life, and he has such a magnificent heart, and I didn’t want to believe that he had dementia. But now it’s becoming clear that my darling is… is losing touch with reality.

Maggie: Well, that may be so, but julie, the one thing that he’ll never lose is you. That’s not gonna happen, and you’ve gotta try to hold onto that, okay?

Julie: I will. I will.

Maggie: Okay. Okay. All right. Well, then I’m gonna go and let the two of you talk. I promise you I’ll light a candle for doug this sunday at church.

Julie: He would appreciate it.

Maggie: And if you need me, you call me, anytime.

Julie: Mm-hmm.

Maggie: Okay?

Julie: I will.

Maggie: Day or night.

Julie: Thank you, maggie.

Maggie: Okay.

Julie: Baby.


Ben: Dr. Evans?

Marlena: Hmm? Oh, I’m fine, ben.

Ben: You seem distracted.

Marlena: No. Not at all.

Ben: Okay.

Marlena: Why don’t you tell me what’s on your mind?

Ben: Okay, well, ciara and I, we just got back from our honeymoon, and we have been having a talk about having a baby.

Marlena: Wow. That’s a big step.

Ben: Yeah. Yeah, it is a big step. And given all the horrible things that I have done in my past, I’m worried it might be a big mistake. I’m already responsible for enough pain.

Gabi: So you may not believe me, but I understand how you feel.

Jake: Gabi, you couldn’t possibly understand.

Gabi: Of course. Of course I could understand. The exact same thing happened to me.

Jake: What do you mean?

Gabi: Well, a long time ago, I was married to this guy named mick. He’s julie’s cousin. And after we split, he tried to rape me, so I hit him over the head with a rock. Kate and sami convinced me to cover it up. They helped me dump his body in the river, only he wasn’t dead. He came back.

Jake: Came back?

Gabi: Yeah, and he wouldn’t stop trying to hurt me. So I shot him, and this time, he did not come back.

Jake: Gabi, I’m so sorry.

Gabi: When someone is that obsessed with trying to control you, they will destroy your life if you let them.

Philip: I mean, what happened after I left? Did you and brady have sex on the fresh ground right in front of the tree that we planted?

Chloe: Oh, my god. Do you hear yourself? No. Rachel was with us.

Philip: I didn’t see rachel.

Chloe: Brady asked me to join them at the pumpkin patch.

Philip: Oh, like a nice, sweet family thing, huh?

Chloe: Will you let me talk, please? I’m the one who asked to stop at our tree to water it after the pumpkin patch. When we got there, rachel asked me what our story was. How you and I fell in love. It was after that that brady finally realized what I’ve been talking about all along.

Philip: Which is what?

Chloe: That I’m with you, and that I’m not interested in being with him.

Philip: And he just suddenly accepted that?

Chloe: Yes. He said he would back off and let us be together.

Philip: I don’t believe that.

Chloe: Oh, my god, but it’s the truth. And he agreed to it because he thought you’d gotten over your crazy jealousy. And I can see now that this dangerous obsession of yours has gotten worse. We’re for those who love to discover.

Gabi: This is not your fault, jake. Philip says he’s gonna use carmine’s story to send you to prison, but it’s his word against yours.

Jake: Okay, well, sure, carmine’s a lowlife, but gabi, I got a rap sheet, okay? It’s not like it’s gonna be easy–I can sit there and convince some judge or jury that I’m a choirboy.

Gabi: You think that they could convict you after all these years?

Jake: Yeah, worst-case scenario, I take the fall for a murder I didn’t commit.

Gabi: And best?

Jake: Guilty for being an accessory after the fact. All right, so… what’s phil want you to do?

Gabi: He wants me to choose between my company and you.

Jake: Hmm.

Gabi: But I’ve already made my decision. There is no way in hell that I am losing you.

Philip: What was I supposed to do when I saw you and brady together?

Chloe: How about ask me? How about giving me the benefit of the doubt for once?

Philip: I trust you. I just–

Chloe: “Don’t trust brady.” Blah, blah. I know. I’ve heard that a million times. I thought that you were fine with the fact that brady and i are friends and we work together.

Philip: I am.

Chloe: Then what the hell was that?

Philip: I mean, come on, chloe. I didn’t find you at basic black at a marketing meeting.

Chloe: Yeah, no, you were spying on me at the tree. Our tree! That’s supposed to symbolize the hope for our future!

Philip: Am I supposed to think that you in brady’s arms was just innocent?

Chloe: Yes, I expect you not to be a jealous ass!

Maggie: What is going on here?

Ciara: I do know what it’s like to look at someone you love and not know what’s going on in their brain. To be afraid that they might hurt you.

Julie: Oh, darling. You and ben, that’s different.

Ciara: I know. I know it is. But I also know how lucky of a man grandfather is to have someone like you fighting for them.

Julie: Well, you know, you marry a man for better or for worse.

[Both laugh] And in nearly 50 years of marriage, I can say that the betters always outweigh the worse.

Ciara: Well, you are both so lucky then.

Julie: I thank god for it all the time. Yep. Doug and I hit the lottery every day of our lives.

Ciara: And I know there will be better days to come.

Julie: Thank you for saying that, darling. Now, you tell me about you and ben.

Ciara: Well, what about me and ben? I mean we are finally together again. We are so happy.

Julie: And you’re back from your honeymoon. So what’s next?

Marlena: Do you want to have children with ciara?

Ben: I love her more than anything in this world, and the idea of starting a family with her is everything I could possibly hope for. But I have battled my demons my entire life. My father is troubled. My sister jordan was, too, and I know tripp is just a medical student, but he also confirmed that my condition could be hereditary.

Marlena: He’s right. It could be. Have you discussed this with ciara?

Ben: Yeah, and she’s willing to deal with whatever comes of it, and–

Marlena: You’re not?

Ben: I was really getting myself there, but then I had this dream, and it just shook me.

Marlena: Tell me about the dream.

Ben: It was in the future, and ciara and I had this young son. And he…


Marlena: Go on.

Ben: Our son, he had one of my neckties, and he used it to hurt somebody.

Marlena: I understand how disturbing that dream must have been.

Ben: I’ve done some evil things in my life. And I have learned to accept it in order to try to get better. And I try every day to try to make up for what I did, but I truly don’t know if I can risk bringing another soul into this world that might be capable of doing more evil.

Brady: Doug really accused marlena of attacking julie?

John: Oh, he was adamant about it.

Brady: Dad, that’s just evidence of his mental decline then, right? Symptom of dementia?

John: Maybe.

Brady: “Maybe”? What other explanation is there? Why would marlena hit julie?

John: Well, according to doug, marlena attacked him too.

Brady: What?

John: And more to the point, doug said that marlena tried to kill him. When I heard about the science behind the new

Gabi: I’m just gonna tell philip I’m gonna take the deal.

Jake: No, no, no, gabi, wait, please.

Gabi: Wait for what? I’ve already made my decision. I choose you.

Jake: Okay, I know we’ve been doing a lot of joking about who’s gonna be ceo if we take over titan.

Gabi: When we take over titan.

Jake: Okay. What I’m trying to say is, gabi, you’re incredible. You impress me every day with your strength. Your determination. Your lady boss badassery. I mean, you built gabi chic from nothing.

Gabi: And if it goes away, this time, I won’t have nothing. I will have you.

Jake: Hey, look, I appreciate you trying to protect me. It means everything. But I’m not gonna let anybody take your company away from you. So we’re gonna have to find another way to stop philip.

Chloe: What’s going on here is, your stepson is trying to destroy any chance of our relationship working out.

Philip: But I’m the one fighting for it.

Chloe: You know what? I’m done now. I am sick of your obsession, and I’m sick of you not trusting me!

Philip: No, I never said I didn’t trust you.

Maggie: Well, it kind of seemed like–

Philip: Chloe’s right. I was being a world-class jerk, and she doesn’t deserve that. But I’m not gonna sit still while brady steals her away from me again.

Brady: Doug believes marlena tried to kill him.

John: You know, son, it just could be that doug is feeling guilty that he attacked julie, and it’s easier for him just to blame marlena.

Brady: Wow. I can’t even imagine how julie is feeling about all this.

John: You think? Having the one person you love more than anybody in this world be a threat to you?

Ciara: We don’t have to talk about ben and me right now.

Julie: I want to. I want to. It would be a distraction from all the misery and confusion.

Ciara: Okay. Well, in that case, ben and I have been discussing what it would feel like to have a baby.

Julie: Oh, wonderful.

Ciara: Yeah, it is. It’s just–it seems like I’m a little more ready to have a family than ben is.

Julie: Ben doesn’t want to have children?

Ciara: No. He does. He just has some of his own issues that he needs to work out before he can commit.

Julie: Understandable.

Ciara: Yeah.

Julie: Considering his family’s history and his own.

Ciara: Yeah. Well, he is in a session right now with marlena, so hopefully she can help him work through some of his feelings. There’s no one I trust more than marlena.

Ben: Am I just being too cautious? Am I being paranoid?

Marlena: I think your fears are very understandable, and having a child is just about the most important decision a couple can make. It is a lifelong commitment, you know. And I think that every child has the right to be loved and wanted without reservation.

Ben: Without reservation. I know how much ciara wants to have a baby with me, but the more you and I sit here and talk about this, the more convinced I am that it is just not the right thing to do.

Marlena: Are you sure?

Ben: I know how much pain I’ve caused. And even though I found a way to process it, the guilt and the shame, it’s never gonna fully leave me. I can’t chance my child suffering that same fate or me being responsible for more suffering or death. I’m worried that I’m gonna spend my days standing over his or her crib watching and waiting for signs of something bad to happen. I can’t go through with that. I can’t do that to ciara, and I will not do that to my child.

Marlena: I’m so sorry, ben.

Ben: Thank you, and thank you for taking the time to see me.

Marlena: Mm.

[Static crackles]

Devil voice: Don’t let him go, marlena. You need to convince ben weston that he and his wife must have this baby.


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