Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Philip: Good morning.
Philip: I’m sorry about our misunderstanding. Seeing you and brady hugging–
Chloe: Misunderstanding? You were a complete ass.
Philip: I was. Like I said, I’m sorry.
Chloe: Yeah, ’cause that solves everything.
Philip: No, but it’s on me to fix this. Which is why I was hoping for a fresh start so that we can water our tree together.
Chloe: Do you know what you can do with your tree?
Brady: So I am excited about the new season.
Nicole: Me too–I will get the look book, and we could– wow, those are huge.
Brady: It’s probably philip’s latest grand gesture to chloe, right?
Nicole: Actually, they’re for me. From ej.
Ej: Ah, good morning, son. I had harold brew your favorite italian roaster. Hear fellini couldn’t start the day without a good espresso.
Johnny: Suddenly you’re an expert on fellini now?
Ej: I make it a point to educate myself on all my investments. And what investment is more important than your film?
Johnny: Heh, so you go from laughing at the idea of my making a movie to not only investing, but insisting that you play the role of john black.
Ej: Maybe I’ve been bitten by the acting bug.
Johnny: Maybe you just want to stick it to uncle chad.
Chad: Good morning, mrs. Dimera.
Abigail: Is it morning already? Oh, god, I overslept. Why didn’t you wake me up?
Chad: I was just looking at you. Taking you in.
[Soft romantic music]
Ava: I can make you those eggs you like.
Rafe: That sounds great.
Rafe: What’s this?
Rafe: Wait, are these bunuelos?
Gabi: Just like mami used to make. And I have your coffee, ava. Just how you like it with a splash of cream and two sugars. ‘Cause I know you like it sweet.
Rafe: That’s–okay. Who are you and what have you done with my sister?
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Chad: I know that just because we spent the night together, it doesn’t mean that, um, everything is– everything is resolved. But I hope you feel as good about it as I do.
Abigail: You know, when we were reading the script last night, it really got to me when john said that marlena was the only person on earth that makes him feel the way that she does.
Chad: What are you saying, I nailed the–nailed the part?
Abigail: I’m saying you make me feel that way. And you in my bed and in my life, it’s exactly where I want you to be.
Chad: I love you.
Abigail: I love you. And you really did make a great john black. Did you mean it when you said that you were interested in taking on the role?
Chad: I did, yeah. Are you okay with that?
Abigail: Totally, yeah. It’s just that ej did threaten to make trouble for you at dimera if you took on this project.
Chad: Just let him try. I’m not afraid of ej.
Ej: What does chad have to do with me playing the role of john black?
Johnny: Are you kidding? What better way to get under his skin than to play love scenes with abigail as marlena?
Ej: Every actor needs motivation.
Johnny: And yours is screwing with uncle chad. Look, at least respects me enough to be honest. The only reason you’re even interested in this project is because there’s something in it for you.
Ej: I could take my money and walk if my intentions aren’t pure enough for you.
Johnny: You playing john black, I mean, uncle chad and aunt abigail are gonna freak out. What if they both walk and I lose my leading lady and an investor?
Ej: Then we don’t let them quit.
Johnny: And what’s the alternative? Ask politely and everybody just plays nice?
Ej: Something more efficient and binding.
Ej: Contracts. All you have to do is get chad and abigail to sign on the dotted line. And once they’re locked in, then you can deliver the bad news.
Brady: From ej. Well, that would explain the size. Obviously overcompensating.
Nicole: Be nice.
Brady: What does the card say?
Nicole: “Thank you for a lovely evening. Hope we can do it again soon.”
Brady: Hmm. You’re not falling for this act, are you?
Nicole: What act? He’s just thanking me for a lovely evening.
Brady: Nicole, he treated you like garbage when you were married. Do you remember that?
Nicole: That was a long time ago.
Brady: It’s irrelevant. He’s trying to suck you back into a bad situation. I can’t believe you’re gonna fall for it.
Nicole: Brady, I say this as a friend and with love. Shut up.
Philip: I get that you’re angry but if you could just hear me out.
Chloe: What, so that you can apologize again? How many times do you expect me to accept the same apology from you, philip?
Look, when we planted that tree together, you promised me that it was a symbol of you fixing your behavior. And I actually started to believe you. Started to believe that we could have a real chance together.
Philip: We do.
Chloe: No, we don’T. Not like this. It will never work out.
Philip: I was a jealous idiot.
Chloe: Yes, you are right about that. But admitting it for the millionth time isn’t going to change anything. And if that tree means so much to you, go water at yourself.
Jake: Looks like your girlfriend’s pretty angry with you. Makes two of us.
Rafe: Is, uh, is this real?
Gabi: Yes, that’s what you wanted, isn’t it? The end of world war iii, taking the high road, making the peace. As I hear they say in philly.
Ava: Sounds vaguely familiar.
Rafe: So what’s going on?
Gabi: I just realized you’re right–this is our home. We should be living here harmoniously. We should be kind to each other.
Rafe: Yeah, we should, yes. This is great. You know what? I hope that this is the start of a better relationship between the two of you, you know, because that will make life a hell of a lot easier on all of us.
Gabi: You gonna try one?
Rafe: All right. Mmm! Mmm, good! Just like mami used to make.
[Gabi laughs] But I gotta run.
Gabi: Wait, where are you going?
Rafe: I promised the guys down at the squad room that i would bring them sweet bits, and they sell out earlier. So I gotta go. But you know what? We will celebrate this truce tonight with jake.
Gabi: Can’t wait.
Rafe: Okay. Bye.
Ava: Bye. These look really delicious–
Gabi: You lying hag. You gave philip that dirt on jake, didn’t you? Serena: It’s my 3:10
Ava: I don’t know what you are talking about.
Gabi: Oh, that file about jake’s past with the vitali mob. Did you think I wasn’t gonna figure it out?
Ava: No one ever called you stupid. Whatever you are so worked up about, wasn’t me.
Gabi: [Chuckles] The hell it wasn’T. Using some supposed crime from jake’s days at the vitali mob to blackmail me into signing over gabi chic, oh, that has your stink all over it.
Ava: What if it does? What are you gonna do about it?
Jake: What the hell, man? Using my past to blackmail gabi into signing our company over to you, it’s not gonna work. I didn’t kill jensen eddie. Carmine did.
Philip: Then it’ll be your word against his.
Philip: So why don’t you go put on your classy suit my mother bought you and tell your story to the jury. Doesn’t change the fact that you’re nothing but a thug.
Jake: And you’re nothing but a spoiled rich kid who’s so desperate to feel powerful. You’ll fire gabi from her own company. You wanna fire someone, pal, fire me.
Philip: Fine. You’re fired.
Johnny: So you want me to lock uncle chad in as an investor before I announce that you’ll be playing on abigail’s romantic lead? That’s–
Ej: Good business.
Ej: If you don’t like the deal I’m offering, then you can find another investor.
Johnny: You know I’m against the wall on this. There’s no one else. And I’m not gonna make this movie unless lucas, uncle chad, and you invest.
Ej: So do we have a deal? Oh, speak for the devil. Johnny and I were just discussing his lovely leading lady, and you’re both right on time.
Abigail: For what?
Ej: I took the liberty of drawing up contracts on behalf of my son.
Chad: Well, after all the crap you gave him about making his movie, now you’re gonna help him?
Ej: Johnny’s grandfather roman had a change of heart and pulled out. As a father who has witnessed his son’s immense dedication to this project, I felt compelled to help him out in his hour of need. I am now a full investor along with you and lucas. And I couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come.
Chad: Is this true?
Johnny: When you’re making a movie on a shoestring budget, you need all the help you can get, right? Uh, you wanna look this over. I’m afraid I can only afford to pay you to scale, so.
Abigail: Oh, johnny, I’m not doing it for the money. You’re family. And there’s nothing that chad and I want more than to help you make your passion project a reality.
Nicole: I appreciate your concern, brady, but after you messed up your chances with chloe, do you really think you should be doling out relationship advice?
Brady: Okay, technically, I didn’t mess up my chances with chloe, all right? I just waited a little too long to express how I felt about her, and philip kinda just swept in and beat me to the punch. That’s all.
Nicole: Which would have never have happened if you had listened to me. Which is why I say I am not inclined to take your advice. Yeah.
Brady: Okay, hey, fine. You know what? Do whatever you want to do with ej, I’ll stay out of it. I’m not even gonna say another word. Not another–I’m not gonna say another word. I can do it. Look, I can change. If you’ve noticed, I hadn’t said a thing about chloe and philip. I haven’t gotten in their way at all. And if chloe wants my blessing for the two of them, I’m happy to give it. I’ve been their biggest cheerleader, for god’s sakes.
Chloe: I don’t need your blessing, brady. You can pack in the cheerleading too.
Jake: You think I give a damn if you fire me?
Philip: [Laughs] I’m sure you don’T. But at least I can cross it off my to-do list. Doesn’t reflect well on titan to have a murderous thug in its employ.
Jake: You laundered money for ava vitali. And you’re gonna stand over there and judge me? Hey, pal, I got news for you. I got myself out of the mob, whereas you, you needed your daddy’s help. I don’t know if you were just too weak or too damn stupid to figure it out yourself.
Philip: Whatever you think of me or how I conducted myself, you need to remind yourself that there’s only one of us facing serious jail time. But as I told gabi, there’s a very simple solution.
Jake: [Chuckles] You can go straight to hell.
Philip: She signs over gabi chic, you stay a free man.
Gabi: I will never surrender gabi chic to philip, that’s for damn sure, especially when jake is total innocent.
Ava: Ah, is that what he told you?
Gabi: I believe him.
Ava: Does it really matter? ‘Cause he certainly had no problem helping to dispose of jed zanetti’s body. So killer or not, he’s gonna do some nice prison time for that.
Gabi: I don’t– I don’t get it. This is between philip and me. What’s in it for you?
Ava: All these months, you have done nothing but try to break up rafe and me. So when philip needed a hand trying to smack you down, I decided I was gonna show you what it feels like when someone tries to take away something you love.
Gabi: You will never take jake away from me.
Ava: No, I am talking about what you really love. What’s so much a part of you that you live and breathe it. Imagine the day that you sign over the company that you grew with blood, sweat, and tears. Gabi chic rises from the ashes of your stupidity and greed as ava chic.
Abigail: Well, everything looks to be in order.
Johnny: Shall we make it official?
Abigail: I cannot wait to get started.
Ej: I’ve also drawn up identical contracts for lucas, myself, and you as producers. Given your trust tissues, you can confirm for yourself that all three are identical. We invest the same amount to cover the cost of production. If the film makes a profit, the three of us recoup our investment and share in the profits equally.
Chad: All right, let’s do it.
And, um, you might wanna have your father draw up another contract.
Johnny: W-what do you mean?
Chad: Well, I, uh, I’d like to play opposite my wife as john black.
Abigail: He was helping me run my lines, and he was– he was pretty wonderful.
Johnny: Uh–uh, you– you wanna play john black? I had no idea.
Ej: Yeah, I told your father. He didn’t mention it?
Johnny: No, no, he didn’T.
Ej: I didn’t think it was my news to deliver.
Chad: Well, I mean, you know now, so. What do you want me to do? You want me to, uh– want me to test?
Johnny: No, I’m sure you would be great.
Ej: Actually, I already have contracts for the role of john black.
Chad: Great. All right, I’ll sign.
Ej: Maybe I wasn’t clear. I’ve already signed it. I’ll be playing john black opposite abigail. Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean?
Chad: What are you trying to pull, ej?
Ej: I thought you’d be pleased that I’m finally giving my son the support you insisted he deserves. And you know when I do something, I go all out.
Chad: You’re doing this to screw with me because I wouldn’t help railroad your son into working for dimera.
Ej: Always about you, isn’t it?
Abigail: Ej, this is so wrong in so many ways and you know it.
Ej: I’m sorry that you don’t like it. But there’s nothing, really, you can do.
Chad: No–of course there is. Look, you know why your dad’s doing this and it’s not to support you or do what’s best for your film. So solve the problem. Revoke this contract.
Nicole: Oh, hey. Hi.
Nicole: Oh, is that your idea of a healthy breakfast?
Rafe: Ah, yeah, well, you know, the guys down at the station love their donuts.
Nicole: Which is why I’m on my way to sweet bits myself.
Rafe: Oh, well, I hate to tell you, but i cleaned them out.
Nicole: I see.
Rafe: But I guess I could– yeah, I can spare one for a friend, maybe. What do you say? It’s a nice morning, sunny bench, donut with a friend.
Nicole: Rafe, we agreed.
Rafe: It’s a donut, okay. We don’t have to make it a whole thing.
Nicole: All right.
Nicole: I mean, have you ever known me to turn down a donut?
Rafe: Okay. See, that’s more like it.
Nicole: Yeah, and besides, I’m not really in a rush to get back to the office.
Rafe: Okay. Chocolate?
Brady: So philip saw us together at the river?
Chloe: Yeah, and it was bad enough that we were hugging, but we were doing it right in front of the tree, and so he went ballistic.
Brady: You did tell him that we–we were there with my daughter, rachel. And the only reason we were there was to water your tree after we got her pumpkin.
Chloe: Yeah, I know. I mean, when I could get a word in, and I even told him the only reason we were hugging is because you had finally accepted that he and i are a couple and that you were going to respect that.
Brady: Well, that must have calmed him down, right?
Chloe: No, he didn’t believe a word of it. He said that there’s no way that that hug could have been innocent. And then maggie came in, and i was just so furious I had to get away from him. But needless to say, philip and I are barely speaking.
Jake: Uh-uh. See, I’m not going to prison. And gabi, she’s not signing her company over to you.
Philip: And you haven’t been paying attention. You see, I now know that you and gabi have been scheming for weeks to get me fired from titan so you could take over. The keylogger move wasn’t too bright.
Jake: You got no proof on that.
Philip: I do have proof. I have proof that you were involved in a murder in philly.
Jake: And you’d go low enough to use it.
Philip: Gabi started this. I’m just fighting back.
Gabi: Ava chic? Oh, there is no chance in hell I will ever give my company to philip so that you can run it. I would rather–
Ava: What? What? Send your boyfriend to prison for a few decades?
Gabi: Jake isn’t going to prison.
Ava: But you can’t have it both ways, gabi. It’s either your business or your man. I’m thinking that jake needs to be pretty worried.
Gabi: The only one that needs to be worried about losing their man is you. What do you think rafe is gonna do when he finds out that you’ve been trying to steal my company? Woman: I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Chloe: And I can understand that seeing me in your arms could be upsetting to philip and hurt his feelings. But what I don’t understand and what I can’t forgive is that instead of just talking to me about it, he wanted to play some stupid game.
Brady: Game, what do you mean?
Chloe: Well, he asked me to go water our tree together after knowing I had just been there with you. And I didn’t want him to pitch one of his fits, so I just– I didn’t mention that.
Brady: Okay, mm. So he assumed that you intentionally were hiding that from him.
Chloe: I should’ve just told him the truth, but I’m so tired of his jealousy and tiptoeing around him and being afraid that I’m gonna set him off.
Brady: Hey. You know none of this is your fault. You do know that, right?
Chloe: Well, it was my mistake to not listen to you in the first place about him. So you can just– you can go ahead and say it.
Brady: Say what?
Chloe: I told you so.
Jake: This is you fighting back, huh? You can’t hide behind daddy, so what, you turned to ava for help?
Philip: You have a partner in crime; why shouldn’t I?
Jake: Gabi and I, we’re a team. Ava is a bloody viper. She’s not helping you out of the goodness of her heart, man. She’s helping you ’cause she hates gabi.
Philip: Happens to serve my purpose.
Jake: You really think you’re in control, don’t you? Don’t you realize ava will feed you to the wolves to save her own hide, and you won’t even see it coming.
Ava: Rafe would be furious if he found out that I helped philip steal your company. Whew! He would dump my ass so fast. But he isn’t going to find out because if you go running to your big brother, you’re going to need to tell him that jake was involved in a murder that he helped cover up. So, what do you think the police commissioner is going to do with that?
Gabi: You really think my brother won’t be suspicious that you’re all of a sudden running my company?
Ava: No–not if you tell him that running gabi chic no longer sparks joy.
Gabi: Oh, he’ll never believe that.
Ava: Well, make him believe it. Tell him that you want to focus on your life with jake. Maybe you need a new challenge. Well, you know, I would vote for you jumping on a plane and moving in with your little girl.
Gabi: Oh, shut the hell up about ari.
Ava: The reason really doesn’t matter. Just so long as you sign over gabi chic to philip. And once you do, he’s gonna need someone to run it and conveniently hire me. And between you and me, I actually think that rafe is going to feel relieved knowing that someone who’s close to the family is running gabi chic.
Gabi: Well, then you don’t know my brother as well as you think you know him.
Nicole: Mmm. Mmm. These really are delicious.
Nicole: I’m still so shocked that julie gave up the family recipe to sweet bits, you know, instead of serving it at julie’s place.
Rafe: I actually think that I prefer the atmosphere better at sweet bits than at julie’s place lately.
Nicole: Because of the other night? Awkward, right?
Rafe: Yeah. Just a little awkward. I hope you and ej didn’t leave early on account of ava and me.
Nicole: Just you.
Rafe: Oh. Just me, huh?
Nicole: Look, I’m trying to stick to the agreement to keep our distance.
Nicole: Well, but on the plus side, you got to enjoy a fabulous bottle of wine that ej ordered.
Rafe: Well, ava enjoyed it. I had beer.
Nicole: You’re joking.
Rafe: No, I’m not joking. Would you really think that I would accept anything from ej dimera? I still don’t understand why the hell you–
Nicole: Why the hell what?
Rafe: Never mind. None of my business. Besides, you already know how I feel.
Nicole: Yeah. You mean about me going to dinner with ej.
Rafe: Yeah, exactly that. But damn it, nicole, why would you do anything with him after the way he has treated you?
Ej: My son wouldn’t have hired me unless he believed I’d make an excellent john black.
Chad: That’s bull. You strong armed him into this, and you know it. Johnny, you need to do the right thing here.
Johnny: I’m sorry, but the decision’s already been made.
Abigail: But johnny, you have creative control, so you can unmake it.
Johnny: Yeah, and lose all the money I need to make this movie.
Chad: I’ll give you the money.
Ej: Very generous, but the contract’s been signed. So I suggest we all focus on working together to make the best film possible.
Abigail: Well, that’s impossible.
Ej: Come on. The show must go on. Isn’t that, right?
Johnny: I’m sorry you’re unhappy, but I promise this will be a professional set. Egos at the door.
Chad: Yeah, fat chance.
Johnny: I really am sorry, uncle chad. It’s the only way I could get this movie made. It’s not personal; it’s just business. Is struggling to manage your type 2 diabetes
Gabi: Rafe knows better than anybody how much gabi chic means to me. If I sign it over to philip, he’s gonna know I’ve been blackmailed. And just the idea of you running my company is ridiculous. You have zero experience.
Ava: Yet you hire jake, and his résumé is not that much different than mine. Although he is turning out to be quite the liability, isn’t he? You just figured it out, haven’t you? It’s over, and I’ve won.
Philip: I am not naive about ava.
Jake: You were under her heel once and you came back for more. You may not be naive, but you sure as hell are stupid.
Philip: I get it. She’s dangerous, but this is different.
Jake: This is the mob, phil. You saw what happened to jed zanetti, didn’t you? He crossed the wrong person, and carmine didn’t hesitate to take him out. You play, there’s a price.
Philip: Is that a threat?
Jake: Oh, you can take it however you want, pal. I’m just saying, last time you got mixed up with the mob, brady took a bullet that had your name on it. You might not be so lucky next time.
Brady: I told you so? Chloe, I’ll never say that to you. I was just looking out for you. I genuinely am sorry for what you’re going through with all this.
Jake: Well, thank you for not rubbing it in. I guess you were right all along. Philip’s the same jealous jerk he was in high school, and no matter what I try to tell him and convince him that I wanna be with him, he can never get over the fact that you and i were once in love.
Brady: I have to admit, and I’m not defending philip’s actions, but, uh, what we had, it was– it was intense. Do you remember? I mean, it was wonderful, it was passionate, it was… we weren’t just in love; we couldn’t get enough of one another, if you recall. My point is, if I were philip, I might be having a hard time with it all as well.
Ej: You know, if you’re still determined to be in this film, I’m sure there’s a role for you. Ooh! Perhaps you could play roman. Something tells me you can bring a great deal to the role of a cuckhold.
Abigail: Okay, hold on. Stop it, please. That’s exactly what he wants. Don’t give him the satisfaction.
Ej: Thank you for maintaining the peace, abigail. And I must say, I’m very much looking forward to working with you.
Abigail: Well, I wish that i could say the same but I– I’m gonna do my best to give a good performance, but it just got a lot more difficult.
Ej: Not to worry. As excited as you were about the chemistry you and chad shared in your reading, you and I have had our own special chemistry, which we will no doubt channel into winning performances as salem’s star-crossed lovers.
Nicole: Ej is my boss. It’s not like I can just say no to his invitation.
Rafe: Come on, you know damn well that wasn’t a business dinner. Come on.
Nicole: Fine. It was a date. Okay, and maybe I had to suppress memories of the way ej treated me in the past. Damn it, rafe, my marriage imploded, and so did his, and we’re both alone, and maybe this was just my way of trying to get past the misery and feel attractive again and alive.
Rafe: Okay, that’s fine. I get that; I do. But I mean, you could do so much better than him.
Nicole: Yeah, I could, and you know what, if I had it my way, I would’ve gone to dinner with you instead of him.
Ej: Hmm. I’d best get to learning my lines. Wouldn’t want to let down my leading lady, especially for the conference room scene. Oh, and from what I’ve researched, I’m thinking this method acting technique could be the ticket. Thoughts?
Chad: You knew what he was up to, and you let us sign those contracts?
Johnny: I didn’t know you wanted to play john.
Chad: That’s not what this is about! Okay? You scammed us into signing those contracts so you could get what you wanted. Integrity be damned; your father would be proud.
Johnny: I got to finish casting the rest of my movie.
Abigail: I don’t think we should be so hard on johnny.
Chad: Yeah, I’ll try to remember that while ej’s taking you on the conference table.
Abigail: Okay, but maybe it’s not gonna get that far.
Abigail: Ej threatened to tell shin that you were too distracted by side projects and he was hoping to get you out. So flip it on him. Convince shin that ej is incapable of properly running dimera because he’s got a side gig of his own. It’ll scare the hell out of him, and maybe he won’t do the movie.
Chad: Well, what do you mean don’t–don’t do it? When have you ever known my brother to quit when he wants something? Right now, what he wants is to come between us.
Abigail: Okay, well then, he is gonna be sorely disappointed. Okay? Because you are the man that I love, okay? And not ej, nobody, when we’re together, no one’s getting between us.
[Soft romantic music]
Chloe: Well, I’m sorry to lay all of this on you yet again.
Brady: Stop, hey, hey, no apologies necessary. It’s not like I don’t bear some responsibility here. I have egged philip on more than once. I could try talking to him again and make him understand that there is nothing going on between us.
Chloe: No, thank you, but I think that would make things a lot worse.
Brady: Maybe. Will you at least let me know if there’s anything I can do? I don’t like to see you unhappy; it makes me unhappy.
Chloe: No, I’ll be okay…
[Both exhale] Once I calm down, which you have helped me do so much already. Thank you.
Brady: I’m always here for you.
Chloe: And that means so much to me.
Gabi: Don’t take a victory lap just yet, vitali. I am not gonna give up on my company or jake.
Ava: Hmm. You’ve quite the fighting spirit. I give you that.
Gabi: Oh, I’m not just gonna fight; I’m gonna win. And the best part is, when rafe finds out what you tried to pull, you will have chased him straight into nicole’s arms.
Rafe: You’d rather have dinner with me?
Nicole: I miss our friendship, and duke’s great and all, but he really doesn’t say much.
Nicole: And look, rafe, we have an agreement to keep our distance because you are with ava. And I am gonna honor that agreement.
Rafe: And I shouldn’t have said anything about ej. It’s just the guy, he’s such a– every time I think about you two or see you two together, I– I just get so damn…
Nicole: So damn what?
Nicole: Don’t do that, rafe. Don’t say that. You can’T. You are with ava.
Rafe: I know, but…
Nicole: But what?