Days Transcript Monday, October 18, 2021

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Justin: I’m in hell. Not only am I in hell, I’m in hell with jack lalanne.

Xander: Oh, mate, if you’re already talking to yourself, you’re gonna crack up completely when you get to statesville.

Justin: Good to know I have something to look forward to.

Xander: You know, I haven’t forgotten that you were trying to help me and gwen.

Justin: I haven’t either. How many times did I tell you that it was a stupid idea, and we could all end up in jail?

Xander: A lot of times, but I just kept putting on the pressure.

Justin: But I’m the one who caved. I’m the one who caved. I tried to extort a judge. I have no one to blame but myself.

Xander: Or bonnie.

Justin: Watch it.

Xander: I still think I owe you, so I’m gonna take you under my wing.

Justin: [Laughing] Oh, xander cook is going to take me under his wing. How low have I sunk?

Xander: I’m gonna show you what you need to do to survive prison life.

Justin: Don’t go to any trouble.

Xander: So, get on your feet. Grab my ankles.

Justin: I beg your pardon?

Xander: First lesson. When someone who could snap you in two like a twig tells you to do something, don’t get flip. Just do it.

Bonnie: This is the third time you’ve moved me! Can’t you make up your minds? I know my rights!

Gwen: Keep it down, would you?

Bonnie: I asked for a single! Okay, listen. In my vast experience, I have discovered that when one is entering a cellmate relationship one must set the ground rules from the get-go. First and foremost, I absolutely cannot stand beauty parlor chit-chat. So unless you have something mighty important to say, I suggest you shut your trap.

Gwen: Oh, bite me.

Bonnie: What’d you say to me?

Gwen: I said bite me.

Bonnie: I know you. You’re jack’s daughter. You were there when sarah and xander were gonna get married, and she decided to do her ex-husband instead. So tell me, honey, what you in for?

Jack: I am worried about julie. She’s not sleeping. She’s not eating.

Steve: It’s all right. Kayla’s with her. She’ll get her calmed down.

Jack: Why should she calm down? She has every right to be angry. I mean mad as hell. My god, I don’t–for the life of me, I don’t understand why they don’t at least let julie go in and see doug.

Steve: I don’t either.

Jack: I mean she’s worried to death about him. I mean not seeing him only makes everything worse.

Kayla: Well, I agree with you, on that. You know, I put a call into bayview. I mean doug is sedated. The visits would be supervised. It doesn’t make any sense to me either.

Steve: How was julie?

Kayla: Well, like jack said, emotionally she’s a wreck, but physically, you know, she’s okay. I gave her something to help her sleep.

Jack: Kayla, you saw doug at the hospital. Do you think he needed to be committed?

Kayla: He did attack julie.

Jack: Yeah, but to put him in bayview with no visitors. Restrain him, yes, but don’t put him in solitary confinement.

Kayla: Look, I know that this is sad, but I’m sure that marlena did what she thought was best.

Jack: Well, I’m not sure. I’m not.

Johnny: So you heard about the movie I want to make, right? How it’s your story now?

Marlena: Yes.

Johnny: Well, I came to ask for your permission, but after talking to grandpa, I’m having second thoughts. I had everything all lined up. The funding. The script. Even the cast. But now I’m thinking I should just scrap the whole thing. It was a bad idea.

Marlena: I don’t think so.

Johnny: What? What do you mean?

Marlena: I actually think it’s a wonderful idea. I want you to make the movie.

John: What?

Johnny: Really?

Marlena: Really.

John: Sweetheart, i don’t think you understand here that this film–it’s about you. It’s about when–

Marlena: When I was possessed. I know. That’s why I want to give johnny my blessing.

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

[Soft orchestration]


Johnny: Grandma, are you sure about this?

Marlena: Johnny, let me give you some advice. When somebody gives you exactly what you want, you take it and run with it.

Johnny: Okay. Thanks I guess then.

Marlena: We–

John: Sweetheart, I want you to think about this. Now, johnny and I, we had a long, long talk about this movie here. He’s cool with it, right?

Johnny: Yeah.

John: You know, if you say “no,” he’s gonna understand.

Marlena: But I said yes. You’ve got the script. You’ve got the funding. You’ve got the cast, and you have what I guess they call a green light. Shouldn’t you be getting busy?

Johnny: I guess, yeah.

Marlena: Well, then make us one promise, at least.

Johnny: Okay.

Marlena: We will have front row seats to the premiere.

Johnny: Okay.

[Tense music]


Jack: I’m sorry. I know marlena’s a good doctor, but it just seems to me that having doug committed is really extreme.

Kayla: Yeah. Marlena is a great doctor, actually, and she loves doug. I’m sure that that was the hardest phone call she’s ever had to make.

Jack: I guess.

Steve: Jack, you told me julie isn’t sleeping or eating.

Jack: Yeah, yeah.

Steve: What about you?

Jack: What about me?

Steve: How can I put this? You look like crap.

Kayla: You kinda do.

Steve: How’s gwen doing?

Jack: Well, I don’t know. They won’t let me see her. I mean it is a mess. She agreed with my assessment that the judge is corrupt and in ej’s pocket, and then she decides to go–well, now that same judge has her in jail. And he says that he’s gonna throw the book at her.

Kayla: At her and justin.

Xander: Chill, justin. I asked you to grab my ankles, not your own.

Justin: Hey, if you like having your ankles grabbed by some man, fine. It’s just not my thing. And I don’t want to be your workout buddy.

Xander: Yes you do. In fact, when we hit statesville you’re gonna want all your little acquaintances to know that we are very tight. I can’t look out for you 24/7. You need to be able to handle yourself. I mean what about when you’re in the shower, and some 240-pound gorilla decides he wants some companionship? You won’t be able to litigate your way out of that.

Justin: This isn’t happening to me.

Xander: Yes. It is, and it’s all my fault, so I’m gonna look after you, whether you like it or not. What’s the sentence for extorting a judge?

Justin: A minimum of five years.

Xander: Well, I don’t know about your personal hygiene regimen, but to me, five years is a hell of a lot of showers.

Victor: Brady, my boy, that is lovely, lovely news. Maggie’s back. Chloe’s been kicked to the curb. Bonnie lockhart is on her way back to prison, and kristen’s in exile. Life can be so sweet.

[Knocking at door]

Melinda: You told my office you needed to see me?

[Cell phone beeps]

Victor: Well, madame district attorney, you’re looking very lovely this morning.

Melinda: You seem like you’re in a good mood.

Victor: Oh, I am, indeed, and I think that you’re about to put me in a better one. To be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer

Victor: Please have a seat. Would you like coffee?

Melinda: I’d like to know what you want.

Victor: Oh. Well, I thought you and i could have a little chat.

Melinda: Shot in the dark. A little chat about xander cook and justin kiriakis?

Victor: [Laughs] Can’t put anything over on you, can I?

Melinda: How about I start? Xander cook is a drug dealer, among other things, and has a record as long as his arm. In da slang, case against him is a slam dunk.

Victor: Pride goeth before a fall.

Melinda: And justin kiriakis is on tape for trying to extort a judge. He’s gonna go to prison, and he will definitely be disbarred.

Victor: Hasn’t been convicted yet.

Melinda: Oh, but he will be. The evidence against him is clear in both cases. I have no choice but to prosecute your nephews to the full extent of the law.

Victor: So you’re saying there’s nothing for us to talk about?

Melinda: That’s right.

Victor: Then why did you come here?

Justin: I don’t know what makes me angrier. My own stupidity or the fact that trask is enjoying this so much. That woman is really, really good at her job, and we just made that job really, really easy for her.

Xander: I do feel so bad. You didn’t want to do it, and i just kept pushing your buttons.

Justin: I’m a lawyer. Maybe not for long, but I am a lawyer. I knew what I was walking into. I knew the risk I was taking.

Xander: You did it for bonnie.

Justin: And you did what you did for gwen.

Xander: Life was a lot simpler when I didn’t give a crap about anyone but myself.

Justin: Hmm. The things we do for love.

Xander: I’m worried about gwen. I mean I know I can handle all this, but she’s not as tough as she seems.

Justin: No? Being a sex worker isn’t for the faint of heart.

Xander: She wasn’t a sex worker.

Justin: No? Then what was snyder holding over her?

Bonnie: Maybe it’s your cockney accent, but did you just tell me that you tried to solicit a judge?

Gwen: [Sighs] I’m not cockney.

Bonnie: Whatever. Man, I thought I was a high-risk kind of broad. You came onto him in chambers? Talk about a disrobing.

Gwen: Look, I wasn’t actually gonna sleep with the old toad, okay? I just wanted to get it on tape that he was going to drop the charges against xander, if I–you know.

Bonnie: No– honey, I do know.

[Snorts] You did all that for xander?

Gwen: He’s done a lot for me too.

Bonnie: Yeah? Ain’t love grand. And what did he do for you?

Gwen: I’m not gonna get into that now. I don’t even know you.

Bonnie: Oh, please. Xander and justin are cousins. We’re practically related, you know.

Gwen: No, no, no. That’s not what that means. No.

Bonnie: Yeah. Well, we will be, as soon as justin gets me out of here and we get married. Just like we were supposed to, before we were so rudely interrupted. And let me tell you something about your boyfriend. He ain’t no fun at a party. Nicole brady was celebrating–what? Why are you looking at me like that?

Johnny: I can’t tell you what this means to me, grandma. Thank you so much.

Marlena: Well, I’m pretty excited about this myself.

Johnny: Hey, this is a working script. If there is anything in here that bothers you–and I mean anything, at all–just let me know.

Marlena: Oh. Well, this is all your project. Don’t you worry about me.

Johnny: You really are the best. See you later. Thank you.

Marlena: Yeah, and don’t stint on the special effects. Ooh. You’re looking pretty grim.

John: I’m just trying to find a way to say something that comes off in a way that’s loving and respectful, and I can’t get there. All I can think to say is what the hell has gotten into you? We’re here for the heavy flow-ers

Marlena: I don’t know what you mean.

John: No? Doc, ever since this thing happened with doug, you’ve been…

Marlena: I’ve been what?

John: You’ve been exhausted. Just–it’s like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.

Marlena: Your point?

John: My point is, after all this, you have now entrusted the most personal–the most painful part of your life to a kid who wants to make a movie about it on his phone? With a cast of amateurs. Here you go. “Possessed: The marlena evans story.” You know, he didn’t even bother to change your name.

Marlena: You are being so negative about this.

John: If the kid wants to make a bizarre movie, let him make it about something else. Maybe a talking dog or something.

Marlena: John, if you insist on believing in talking dogs, I may have to put you in bayview.

John: Is that supposed to be a joke?

Marlena: I’m trying to end the conversation. I told johnny he could do the film, and I meant it. And for the record, this is not for johnny.

John: Who’s it for?

I can feel you giving in. You’re on the verge of being fully mine again. We are almost one.

Melinda: Why did I come here? Don’t you remember? You asked me to. And if you’re about to offer me a bribe, might I remind you that your nephew is in jail for trying to corrupt the judicial process.

Victor: No. I’m not going to corrupt anything. I’m just trying to close a deal here.

Melinda: I don’t need a deal. I have four defendants dead to rights.

Victor: Who’s talking about four? I’m talking about my nephews. I could give a rat’s ass about gwen whatever-the-hell- her-last-name-is. And as for the abominable widow lockhart, hanging’s too good for her.

Gwen: You don’t know?

Bonnie: Don’t know what?

Gwen: Oh. Hm. [Clears throat] Okay. You know how I said that we were trying to get that judge? Well, xander and I had help, and, well, xander thought that, once I got the tape, it would be good to have someone else take that tape to the judge.

Bonnie: What are you telling me?

Gwen: Xander got justin to help us, and now, he got arrested too. Sorry.

Kayla: You know, after all the things that xander has done and all the things that, you know, no offense, but gwen has done, I can’t believe that justin would break the law for them. I mean he’s salem’s answer to atticus finch. He doesn’t even break the law by jaywalking, for god’s sakes.

Steve: Justin didn’t break the law for them. Smails was gonna hear bonnie’s case too.

Kayla: Oh.

Jack: You know, after she stashed a body in his bed, on their wedding day, I would have thought that justin would have rethought the relationship, but no, apparently, he’s still in love with her.

Steve: You see? That’s what I’m talking about. Maybe it wasn’t about honor. Maybe it was about love. Justin didn’t just go after that judge because he had it in for xander. Smails was also showing bias against bonnie, so justin risked everything for the woman he loves. Nothing out of character about that.

Justin: If gwen wasn’t a sex worker, what was snyder using to blackmail her? Or was that all a lie? Or maybe she was just like every other drug runner. In it for the money.

Xander: No. He was blackmailing her. She’d never do it otherwise. She hates drugs, because of her mother.

Justin: So what did snyder have on this paragon of virtue?

Xander: Don’t talk about her like that.

Justin: Well, how the hell am I supposed to talk about her? Should I not ever mention that she lied her way into the job as a nanny for jack’s grandchildren and then tried to blow up his marriage? And then, moving right along, she sleeps with her half-sister’s husband and puts it in the front page of the…

Xander: Yeah. She did all of that. You’re right, justin, but she did it because of what was done to her. Her life was hell. But now she has one thing that matters to her. After all these years, she finally has a father who loves her, and I’m not doing or saying anything to screw that up.

Justin: So she told jack that she was a sex worker. Meaning that that wasn’t as bad as what snyder was using to blackmail her. Hmm. What the hell did she do?

Xander: Can’t tell you. I promised her I wouldn’T.

Justin: So you do know what she did? And you know why. That she would do anything to keep jack from finding it out. We’re eating and drinking foods and beverages

[Bonnie crying]

Gwen: I’m sorry. I am; I really thought that you would know.

Bonnie: [Sighs] They were right. His family, his friends. They were all right. They told him to stay away from me. That I was poison, and I’d ruin his life.

Gwen: Come on. Look. He must really love you, yeah, to do something like that?

Bonnie: He really loved his wife, and I made her life hell. And now I’m doing the same thing to him.

Gwen: Well, you know, you said that he hasn’t ever done anything wrong, so I don’t know. Maybe they’ll let him off easy.

Bonnie: You don’t understand. It’s not about the sentencing. It’s that he did something wrong. Illegal. Being a lawyer is everything to justin. And now blackmailing a judge–he’s a good man. Now, everybody’s gonna know what he did for me. He might be able to forgive me, but I don’T… I don’t think I can.

Xander: Justin, listen to me. Just drop this.

Justin: She lied to jack again. Don’t you think he has a right to know that, before she pulls the rug out from under him again?

Xander: No, okay? You might think that she’s trying to put one over on him, but that’s not it.

Justin: It sure seems that way.

Xander: Jack is my friend. He’s my only friend, so I am thinking of him. Trust me. He doesn’t want to know. No good will come of this, for anyone. So you just forget this conversation ever took place. As far as you and anyone else is concerned, gwen was a sex worker. End of story.

Victor: So the way I see it, my poor nephews have been corrupted by these two women.

Melinda: So you want them both to walk? What’s in it for me?

Victor: I knew you and i could do business. I also know you’re not in it for money.

Melinda: No, I’m not. I hate losing.

Victor: It’s like we’re soulmates.

Melinda: As I said, I can put your nephews away for years, without even breathing hard. But, if I let them go, I give up two high-profile cases. I need something big, to make that worth my while.

Victor: I like the way this is going.

Melinda: You do know who I’m talking about, don’t you?

Victor: Oh, madam district attorney, I’m way ahead of you.

Marlena: I’m doing the movie for me.

John: How can that even possibly be true?

Marlena: John, for the last 25 years, people have waited until I’m almost out of the room to start whispering and joking about what happened to me, because they want me to hear it.

John: I never felt that, and if you did, I am sorry. That had to be awful.

Marlena: What else is awful is when my husband, and my family, and the people who love me act like it never actually happened.

John: No, we don’T. No, we don’T. We just don’t talk about it, ’cause we don’t want to upset you.

Marlena: That’s upsetting, to me. I don’t like being handled. I don’t like that one of the most devastating parts of my life is treated like some dirty, little secret. That’s upsetting, to me. And I don’t want to hide. I want to put a light on it. I want people to know that I am not ashamed of it.

John: Yeah, well, I’m sorry, but I strongly disagree. And I think making this movie is only gonna make everything worse.

Marlena: I was the one who was possessed.

John: And you still would be, if it weren’t for me. The airport can be a real challenge for new homeowners

Bonnie: I’m sorry.

[Groans] I don’t usually lose it like that.

Gwen: Yeah. Well, I gave you some pretty gutting news, didn’t I?

Bonnie: You got enough troubles to worry about without listening to mine.


Gwen: Actually, I was thinking we do have something in common.

Bonnie: Honey, you don’t want to have anything in common with me.

Gwen: [Chuckles] Well, justin is in here because of you, and xander is in here because of me, so–

Bonnie: Oh, baby, but that’s kind of where the similarity ends, see? Xander got himself put in jail many a time, on his own accord. He is no angel.

Gwen: Okay. Careful.

Bonnie: You got it bad, don’t you?

Gwen: No. I don’t know. Whatever xander did in the past, he’s here because he was looking out for me. That’s just–it’s not something I’m used to.

Justin: Tell me this. Does gwen’s little secret have anything to do with our case?

Xander: No. I swear it doesn’T.

Justin: Okay, well, I won’t say anything to jack.

Xander: Thanks.

Justin: Don’t thank me. I’m thinking of jack. He’s already got enough to worry about.

Xander: Well, actually, I was thanking you for believing me. No one ever does.

Justin: It was a pragmatic decision. From what you’ve told me, I’m gonna need your protection, once we get to statesville.

Xander: Sounds like you think it’s a given that we’ll get convicted. You don’t think we have a chance?

Justin: With trask prosecuting and judge smails testifying, there’s a legal term for our position. We’re sunk.

Jack: I’m no legal eagle, but I don’t think it helps gwen’s case that her lawyer was arrested trying to extort the judge.

Steve: It’s one hell of a mess, that’s for sure.

Jack: I tried to get belle to take the case, but she and shawn are off visiting claire.

Steve: Well, justin’ll find someone to replace him.

Jack: Yeah. Well, justin needs to get a lawyer of his own now.

[Cell phone beeps]

Steve: Well, that’s weird.

Kayla: What?

Steve: Victor kiriakis wants to see me.

Kayla: Why?

Steve: Guess I’ll go find out. You coming with?

Kayla: No, no. I think I’m gonna wait around, just to check on julie. Make sure she’s not having a reaction to the sedative I gave her.

Steve: Okay. Listen, bro. Gwen is lucky to have you. You hang in there. I’ll see you at dinner tonight.

Kayla: Okay.

Jack: I’m gonna go out with you. I’m gonna try one more time to get in there, to see her.

Kayla: Good luck, jack.

Jack: Thank you. With oberfuhrer trask on the case, I’m gonna need it.

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps]

Kayla: Oh, thanks for returning my call. What? Dr. Evans did what?

John: No, no. It didn’t happen to me, but I had to watch it happen to you, and, doc, I don’t have any desire to relive that. Hey. Come on, you’re my girl. Maybe I’m being a little overprotective here, but I almost lost you, doc. To him. And I remember so clearly how close it came to happening. And ever since johnny’s been making this–trying to make this movie, you’ve been moody. You’ve been on edge. You’ve been having all these nightmares. And if that is what’s happening when you just think about it, I’m not gonna stand by, and wait, and see what’s gonna happen, if he actually makes the damn thing.

Marlena: John. You seem to have some unresolved issues about that period of time. Look, I’d like to help you with that. Maybe if you read johnny’s script that would give you some help, but there’s nothing that I can do to help you through this. I’m sorry. So I’m just going to go to our bedroom and read the script. If you’ll excuse me.

[Melancholy music]

John, the devil was in me, not in you. So it really is my decision, and you can move heaven and earth, if you want to try to do that, but nothing will change my mind.

[Dramatic music]

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Bonnie: I’m sorry. I should have known better than to trash another woman’s man.

Gwen: He’s not my man.

Bonnie: Yeah, keep telling yourself that, honey.

[Footsteps approaching]

Melinda: Oh, nice to see the two of you getting along. I hear that when you’re in statesville it helps to have a friend on the inside.

Bonnie: Man, that woman gets on my nerves.

Victor: I just want to be sure you understand that I’m paying you, so that you make sure my nephews are treated well.

Steve: Talking to the jail’s concierge, trying to get an upgrade for justin and xander, huh?

Victor: Pleasant rest of your day.

[Cell phone beeps] Well, mr. Johnson. Good to see you. Can I get you something?

Steve: I’m good. What’s this about?

Victor: Well, the fact is I have something that needs to be done, and I want to hire you to do it.

John: Hey.

Kayla: Hi, john.

John: Hi, kay. What a surprise; come on in.

Kayla: Thank you. I’m hoping to talk to marlena. It’s about doug. Is she here?

John: Yeah, yeah, yeah. She’s in the bedroom reading. Is doug okay?

Kayla: He’s sedated. Heavily sedated, and he’s still under a very strict “no visitor” order. Which is confusing. Julie wants to see him, and I don’t have a problem with it.

John: I see, but what? Bayview doesn’t agree?

Kayla: I just got off the phone with them, and they don’t have a problem with her seeing him either. It’s marlena who extended the “no visitor” order.

Well, marlena, it looks like you and I will be making a movie together.


Bonnie: Oh, ye of little faith!

Gwen: Bloody hell is that?

Bonnie: We are afflicted in every way, but not despairing. You know what I forgot?

Gwen: To use your inside voice?

Bonnie: No! We’re talking about justin here. He is a great lawyer, and he will go the whole nine yards for his fight. Just think how many yards he’ll go for his fiancéE. That’s right! Do your worst, trask! Eat dirt, smails! Justin kiriakis is coming after you, and you are going down!

Gwen: Oh, god. I don’t know how much more of this I can take.

[Justin exhales, grunts]

Justin: How many was that?

Xander: Three.

Justin: I think that’s enough. I don’t want to get muscle-bound.

Xander: Yeah, I don’t think that’s a major concern.

Melinda: Aw, don’t look so glum, boys. If your uncle victor comes through, you two might just be off the hook.

Victor: Why do you look so surprised? You’ve worked for me before.

Steve: Well, that was a long time ago. I’m sure you can find someone else to do your dirty work for you.

Victor: I want to hire black patch. I’ll make it worth your while. At least hear me out, before you say “no.”

Steve: All right, shoot.

Victor: I want to find a missing person.

Steve: What poor soul are you looking for?

Victor: Well, not poor, and she has no soul.

Steve: Does she have a name?

Victor: I like to call her the she-devil. You probably know her better as kristen dimera.

John: I guess that marlena’s worried about julie’s safety. I mean you know that she was there when doug attacked her.

Kayla: Well, maybe, but I don’t know if it’s what’s best for doug. You know, if I could just talk to her.

John: Kay, you think maybe you can check in later? I don’t know if this is such a good time.

Kayla: Is something wrong?

John: Yeah, to be honest, I’m worried about her. I’m not so sure she’s making good decisions.

Kayla: Meaning?

John: Meaning that she’s made some calls lately that I don’t understand either. She just isn’t herself.

Marlena: No! This is not what I want!

Look at the script, marlena, and remember, it’s all there. Everything we did.

[Sinister music]

The reason you agreed to do this is because you are finally embracing our story. You’re finally ready to celebrate all we have shared. You are so close now. I’m here. Let me in, and we’ll be one.

[Dramatic music]

[Deep groan]

[Distant screaming]

[Electricity crackling]

Marlena: [Demonic voice] Finally, we are one!

[Evil laughter]

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