Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Lani: Aunt paulina, what brings you here?
Marlena: Look, you are about to take a sacred oath to be– to be true to abe. And how can you do that knowing that you’re lying to him about being lani’s mother?
Paulina: There’s something important I need to discuss with you. Is this a good time?
Lani: Yeah, uh, the twins are napping, and eli’s out with his grandmother, so come on.
Marlena: And you told them it’s impossible for them to see mr. Williams, right?
Of course. But mrs. Williams’s grandson is a police officer, and he demanded that they both be given access.
Marlena: He demanded?
They’re going to take this to my superior.
Marlena: Now, you listen to me. It is very dangerous for julie to see mr. Williams. I’m on my way in. Just stall them till I get there.
How will I–
Demon marlena: Ugh! Julie, julie, julie.
[Sighs] It’s time you learned to leave well enough alone.
Marlena: No, it can’t be. It can’t be.
John: What’s going on? What was doug doing?
Marlena: This is impossible. Stop that. You don’t know what you’re saying. This is–this is dementia.
[Doug speaking indistinctly]
John: What’s he saying?
Gabi: Where are you, jake? I was in the pub hanging out with ciara waiting for you. And then ben came in and said you left to take care of something. What could be so important that you couldn’t come inside and tell me yourself?
Carmine: [Laughs] You’re killing me. You with a gun? Come on, jake, you’re a pussycat. There’s no way that you would shoot me, and we both know it. See what I mean? You couldn’t do what needed to be done, just like you couldn’t with jed zanetti. Luckily, I got no problem doing what needs to be done.
Abe: What the hell is going on here?
Abe, abe. Mayor carver.
[Abe groaning] Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Hey. Hey, hey. Hey.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Jake: No, no, no, shh. What the hell is wrong with you? You shot the mayor!
Carmine: This is all on you. You made me do it. And it’s your gun.
Jake: You son of a bitch! Hey, shh, shh. Hey, stay with me, stay with me, stay with me. I’m gonna get you help, all right?
[Abe groaning] Hey, hey, hey. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. No, no, no, I need an ambulance at the park just off the town square. Yeah, mayor carver’s been shot!
Lani: I got the cutest text from my dad going on about how excited he is about the wedding– how he is buying himself a new suit. He wants this day to be perfect.
Paulina: [Chuckles] Oh, your father has already gone out of his way to make it perfect.
Lani: Because he loves you.
Paulina: And I love him so much.
Lani: I know you do.
Paulina: I feel so lucky to have a man like abe. He’s so respected and adored by so many. We even got marlena to perform the ceremony.
Lani: That’s great. They go way back.
Paulina: Yeah, I know. I know. We go way back, too. That’s why when marlena tells me anything, I take it to heart.
Lani: She’s very wise.
Paulina: She gave me some advice earlier.
Lani: Well, if it was marriage advice, I’d listen to her. In fact, please pass it along to me.
Paulina: Um, well, actually, it wasn’t marriage advice. It was about you.
Lani: About me? Well, what about me?
[Baby cries on baby monitor] Hold that thought.
Paulina: Lani… how am I going to tell you that I’m your mom and abe is not your real father?
Eli: How much longer until we can see mr. Williams?
I’m still working on clearance.
Julie: Well, you’ve been working on it for half an hour. If I’m not allowed to see my husband immediately, detective grant is going to insist on seeing the head of this institution, your boss.
Marlena: That won’t be necessary.
Julie: Marlena. Why am I not surprised? The nurse called you, didn’t she?
Marlena: Of course she did. I would expect her to when somebody comes in and tries to see a patient of mine who’s not allowed to have visitors.
Julie: I am not a visitor. I’m doug’s wife.
Marlena: Julie, I’ve told you before, it’s not safe. He attacked you once. He could do it again.
Eli: I’ll be by my grandmother’s side the entire time. So I’ll make sure that she’s safe.
Marlena: It’s not just your safety that I’m worried about. It’s also doug’S.
Marlena: Look, I’m afraid that the sight of you might upset him, which could set him back.
Julie: It could also give him comfort. It could raise his spirits. My god, he’s been in this place isolated for days. He must think I’ve abandoned him.
Eli: Come on, marlena, I mean, please. You got to understand what they’re going on.
Marlena: You’ve got to understand that I am trying to help doug and julie.
Eli: Okay. I get that you have the authority to keep my grandmother from seeing doug, but I have the authority to question him about a crime.
Marlena: What’s he saying? That you’re going to press charges against doug for assaulting you?
Julie: Of course not.
Eli: Yeah, no. I didn’t even say anything about my grandmother. Actually, I’d like to have him explain more about how you tried to kill him.
Marlena: That’s not funny, doug.
John: Ah, I don’t understand this. Why don’t I hear what doug’s saying?
Marlena: No, no, you can’t be the–
[Recorder whirring] Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this to doug? He’s the kindest, gentlest man I’ve ever known. He’s an angel.
John: Is doug not even in the room with you?
Marlena: Why are you doing this? After all these years, why have you come back to salem?
John: If that’s not doug… who the hell is she talking to? Serena: It’s my 3:10
[Knock at door]
Kayla: Marlena, are you free–
[Scoffs] Not again.
John: No, no, no, no, no. It’s not what you think.
Kayla: I warned you the other day that accessing marlena’s private patient information was a violation. What are you thinking?
John: What marlena is thinking is what I’m worried about.
Kayla: What do you mean?
John: Something bad is happening to my wife, and it started right after her session with doug. Now, when I play this recording–
Kayla: No, don’t say anything, all right? Just give me the recording.
John: I’ve already listened to the session!
Kayla: I don’t want to know that.
John: No, no, you got to understand. There’s something off with the recording.
Kayla: I don’t care. If you heard something, forget it, all right? And if you don’t give me the recorder, I’m going to have to report this as a violation of patient-doctor confidentiality and a violation of–
John: Damn it, kayla. You got to hear me out here. Come on, you were one of doc’s closest friends.
Kayla: And she would be very unhappy to know that you are here right now.
John: Please, just listen to the recording. For some reason, when marlena speaks, I hear her voice really clear. But when doug speaks, all I hear is static. And the way marlena is talking, it sounds like there’s someone else with her.
Marlena: Obviously doug was not in his right mind when he claimed that I tried to kill him.
Eli: I’d like to hear that from him.
Marlena: He’s delusional, eli.
Eli: I’ll be the judge of that, marlena.
Marlena: You’re not qualified to judge it. I’ve been a psychiatrist for many, many years. I’m trained to diagnose somebody that’s going through what doug is going through.
Julie: Well, I am his wife. I know him better than anybody in the world does.
Marlena: Yes, but he’s not who he was before.
Eli: Why would he think that you tried to hurt him?
Marlena: Because he’s paranoid… because he’s confused. Look, I try to do the very best I can for all my patients, but once in a while, a patient comes along who is so deeply disturbed that they think the therapist has become the enemy.
Eli: Did you do something to him that would make him think that?
Marlena: Of course not. I took an oath. First, do no harm. In my professional opinion, I think that julie seeing doug would do that kind of harm.
Julie: Well, I’ve heard about your learning. I’ve heard about your judgment. I heard about you took a hippocratic oath, but you’re not behaving like a human being, marlena. My god, I thought of you as family all my life– loving, supportive.
Marlena: Thank you for that.
Julie: Well, what’s happened to your compassion? Even as you’re looking at me, your eyes are so cold. I don’t think I know you anymore.
Lani: You seem to have the magic touch with jules.
Paulina: There’s no magic to it, just practice and technique. The same technique I used on you when you were a babe. You know, the secret is in the rhythmic pats on the tush.
Lani: Tush pats is your secret>
Paulina: Uh-huh. The secret is the rhythm. It’s not a random thing. It’s three paths, sway, three pats, then sway.
Lani: And that works?
Paulina: It worked on you every time, and you were stubborn. Oh.
Lani: I didn’t know that you helped mom with me when I was a baby.
Paulina: Oh, no, no, not all the time. Just when things were really hectic, uh, but I treasured every moment
Lani: Until you had to leave for your next adventure.
Paulina: Well, tammy decided that she had to have you all to herself, and your grandma, she agreed. But I just enjoyed being close to you for as long as it lasted.
Lani: Well, I’m sure it was good practice for you until you finally had a daughter of your own.
Jake: All right, help is on the way. You just got to hang in there, all right, abe?
Rafe: Jake, what’s going on?
Jake: Thank god you’re here. He’s not doing well.
Rafe: Get your hands up. Move away from him.
Jake: What? No, no, no, you don’t understand.
Rafe: Move away from him!
Jake: You don’t– I-I-I didn’t do this!
Jake: I’m the one who called 911!
Rafe: Get away from him now. Come on, get in there. Hands behind your back.
Rafe: Get ’em– come on, abe.
Rafe: Oh, my god.
Gabi: Answer your phone. Hey, watch where you’re going.
Carmine: Go to hell.
Gabi: Hey, wait a minute. You’re carmine merlino. My hygienist cleans with a round head.
Gabi: What are you doing here, carmine?
Carmine: You must got me confused with somebody. I got one of those faces.
Gabi: No, no, no. I know exactly who you are. I saw that ugly mug in a file that philip kiriakis gave me.
Carmine: I don’t know who that is.
Gabi: You’re a terrible liar. He brought you to town, didn’t he? He’s trying to pin this–this jed zanetti’s murder on jake, but you’re the one who really killed him.
Carmine: Let me guess– you’re jake’s latest. Drawn to the bad boy with the heart of gold.
Gabi: [Scoffs] Don’t worry about who I am. We are not giving up.
Carmine: Fine, but I got news for you, sweetheart. Right now jake’s got bigger problems than jed zanetti.
Lani: You said marlena gave you some advice about me?
Paulina: Yes, she did.
Lani: Okay. You want to share?
Paulina: Uh… lani, I need you to know… before I ever loved your father… I loved you so much.
[Sighs] And because of how… I think of your father and what he means to me, this is why I need to have this conversation with you.
Lani: This sounds serious.
Paulina: It is. And your father, he… he doesn’t know anything about what I’m about to share with you. But I hope and I pray that he understands why I decided to tell you first.
Lani: Okay. I got to admit, you’re starting to worry me here, auntie. I–
Paulina: No, no, no worries. No worries. All I want is for us to all be a family.
Lani: Does this have to do with the other night… when you asked me to call you mama?
Paulina: Actually, it does.
Marlena: Oh, julie, I’m sorry you don’t feel that I’ve been caring enough towards you and doug. I’m just–I’m trying so hard to be professional. And because of our long and close friendship, I… I need to ask you to trust me.
Julie: Marlena, I’ve shown my trust in you. I let you talk me into having doug committed to this institution. But with the decisions you’ve been making lately, it’s getting harder and harder to believe that you really–that you really care about what’s best for him.
[Cell phone rings]
[Cell phone beeps]
Eli: Hey, rafe, I’m sorry. This is not a good time.
Rafe: Yeah, there’s been a shooting.
Eli: I’m at bayview right now with my grandmother. You’re gonna have to have somebody else cover for me.
Rafe: Listen, I’m not asking you to work the case. The victim is abe.
Rafe: Yeah, he was just shot in the chest, and we’re about to take him to the hospital now. I thought you’d want to be the one to tell lani.
Eli: Okay. I’m on my way.
Julie: What’s happened?
Eli: Abe’s been shot. They’re taking him to the hospital.
Julie: My god! How bad is he? What happened?
Eli: I don’t know, grandma. I don’t have all the details. He’s been shot in the chest, and he’s headed to the hospital–that’s all I know. But I got to go tell lani.
Marlena: Go ahead. I will stay with julie.
Eli: Okay, thank you.
Julie: Who would do such a thing to a man like abe?
Marlena: I don’t know. There’s a lot of evil in the world. May I drive you home?
Julie: Oh, no, no. I want to go right to the hospital. I should be there for abe and for lani and eli.
Marlena: Aren’t you afraid you’ll be in the way?
Julie: [Scoffs] In the way? No, they’re my family. If you cannot drive me, I’ll just call a taxi.
Marlena: No, no, that would be a mistake. I have a much better idea.
Kayla: So you’re saying you think that there was someone in the room with marlena and doug? It was a private session.
John: I’m telling you, she was talking to somebody else, and she was scared.
[Cell phone ringing]
Kayla: I’m sorry. I got to take this. Dr. Johnson. What? I’m on my way.
John: Everything all right?
Kayla: There was a shooting, and the victim’s en route.
John: Okay, I’ll tell you what? I’ll just wait for you outside er.
Kayla: John, it was abe.
John: No way.
Jake: Hey, how is abe? Is he going to be all right?
Rafe: I don’t know. He was shot in the chest, jake. Tell me what happened. Oh, so now you’re not gonna say anything. So what, you just, uh–you came across him lying there?
Jake: What if I did?
Rafe: So, uh…. so you’re claiming someone else shot him. They left the gun by his body, and you saw nothing.
Jake: I’m not saying anything else without my lawyer. Advil dual action fights pain 2 ways.
Rafe: Abe’s been shot. He might not make it. And you’re gonna lawyer up on me?
Jake: I want my phone call.
Rafe: Well, you need to know that abe is not only my friend and mentor, but he is one of the best men that I have ever known. And if you are responsible for this, I am not gonna rest until you pay.
[Cell phone ringing]
Gabi: You finally called me back. I was really starting to worry. Where are you?
Jake: [Sighs] I’m at the police station.
Gabi: Oh, god, is this about carmine?
Jake: Just get down here as soon as you can.
Julie: Abe has been shot in the chest. Nobody knows what his condition is. What good would I be going home?
Marlena: Well, no offense, but what good would you be at the hospital?
Julie: I take great offense at that, marlena. And if you will not drive me to the hospital, just get out of my way, please.
Marlena: No, no. You know what? I… I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t I drive you to st. Luke’s?
Julie: You want to take me to church?
Marlena: Yes. Yes. I was thinking that we could– we could, uh, pray together for doug and for abe.
Julie: Right now?
Marlena: Yes. Well, I know how much you believe in the power of prayer. Well, I-I saw you and john just the other day praying for doug in the chapel.
Julie: Well, of course I believe in the power of prayer, but–
Marlena: And the church is only–only just steps away from the hospital. I think it would be very helpful if we went there and we prayed together for doug and abe.
Julie: I suppose you’re right.
[Scoffs] Actually, these days, I always have my rosary with me.
Marlena: Oh, it’s okay. It’s– don’t you think you ought to just pull that at st. Luke’s?
Julie: All right.
Marlena: Okay, then we have a plan. Um, I-I think it’s good that we’re doing this together.
Julie: Marlena… I’m sorry that I’ve been so harsh with you about doug’s care. I-I know you’re not the enemy, and… I apologize for demonizing you.
Marlena: Well… it’s not the first time that’s happened. I guess I can get over it.
Julie: Thank you for offering to pray with me.
Demon marlena: All the prayers in the world won’t help you now.
Lani: I hope you understand that even though you’re marrying my father, calling you mama is weird to me. You will always be my auntie, not my mother.
Paulina: I got to– I can understand why you feel that way.
Lani: And besides, I mean, do names even really matter? We both know how we feel about each other in our hearts.
Paulina: That’s so true. That’s so true, baby. What I need you to understand is that… you are so much more to me than just my niece or abe’s daughter. The truth is…
Lani: Hey. Babe, I wasn’t expecting you home so soon. Were you able to get julie in to see doug?
Eli: No. Look, baby, something happened while I was at bayview.
Lani: To doug? Is he okay?
Eli: Not to doug, to your dad.
Eli: He’s been shot. Your mission:
Gabi: Oh, my…
Gabi: I’m so glad you’re okay.
Jake: Sorry. Sorry to worry you.
Gabi: Baby, I was just more annoyed than worried. I ran into carmine.
Jake: You did? When?
Gabi: I bumped into him outside of the pub, and I could recognize him from the picture–the file that philip gave me.
Jake: Did he know who you are?
Gabi: I told him.
Jake: Why would you do that, gabs?
Gabi: What is going on, jake? You ditched me at the brady pub. Is that what you’re here? Did he turn you in?
Jake: Gabi… I was the one who convinced carmine to come to salem.
Jake: Yeah. I wanted to tell him face-to-face I wasn’t gonna let philip use him… to steal your company. He wouldn’t listen to reason… so I pulled a gun on him.
Gabi: You what?
Jake: I was just trying to scare him.
Gabi: Well, I guess you succeeded. He was in a hurry when I bumped into him.
Jake: Yeah, well, he didn’t back down. And then he grabbed for the gun.
Jake: Yeah. We struggled for a bit. And then mayor carver showed up.
Gabi: Wait, abe was there?
Jake: He tried to intervene.
[Sighs] Probably saved my life, but–
Gabi: What? Did–did something happen to abe?
Kayla: There’s no sound on the right. Probably a hemothorax or a pneumothorax. I’m gonna have to intubate. There is an exit wound, and he’s in shock from loss of blood. We need a massive transfusion protocol.
Blood pressure dropping.
Kayla: We need to get him stabilized. Hang on, abe. Come on. Hang on.
[Elevator bell dings]
John: Oh, lani. I am so sorry, baby.
Lani: You heard about my dad?
John: I was with kayla when she got the news. She’s with him right now in the trauma unit.
Paulina: Oh, why, why? Eli– who would want to shoot that dear man?
John: Eli, you got any info on that?
Eli: No. Nothing yet.
Lani: Is he going to be all right?
John: I don’t have any details yet, sorry.
Paulina: Oh, leave that to me.
Eli: Wait, wait. No, I’m sure kayla will update us if she has any new information.
Paulina: I’m not waiting on any update. That man, that is my fiancé.
Eli: Wait. Paulina, you can’t just barge in there like that.
Paulina: Let them stop me.
Lani: Let me handle this, okay? Stay with the kids.
John: You have no idea how any of this happened?
Eli: No, I got the call while I was at bayview from rafe while I was trying to get my grandmother in to see doug.
John: Did you see him?
Eli: No. Marlena showed up and blocked us. We were dealing with all that when I got the call.
John: Did you leave julie with marlena at bayview?
Eli: Yeah, but my grandmother texted me. She said marlena and her are headed down to st. Luke’s to pray for abe.
John: St. Luke’s?
Eli: Yeah. Is everything okay?
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Just, uh… keep me posted about abraham. I’m gonna check on julie and marlena.
[Elevator bell dings]
Marlena: Why don’t you light a votive candle for abe and doug?
Julie: Yes, of course.
Lord, hear our prayer.
Demon marlena: They say everyone is welcome in your house… but what about me? How does it feel to have me back in your sacred space again? Such fond memories I have of trashing the place 25 years ago. I’m almost glad that it’s been cleaned up, patched back together… because now I can desecrate it all over again. Those who believe in you think that humans gain grace through sacrifice. Well, I’m here to offer my own sacrifice to you… your devoted servant, julie. I will drown her in the same font where her great-grandbabies were baptized. Nothing says satan has returned like a little drowning in the house of god.
Gabi: Did you tell rafe what happened, that carmine shot abe?
Jake: [Sighs] I panicked, okay? I didn’t pull the trigger, but it was my gun.
Gabi: Why didn’t you tell that to my brother?
Jake: I didn’t want to incriminate myself, gabi. What was I supposed to say? I was threatening carmine because I didn’t want him to implicate me in a murder?
Gabi: Oh, I can’t believe this.
Jake: I’m sorry.
Gabi: No, it is not your fault, okay? If philip and ava hadn’t tried to steal gabi chic… oh, damn those two.
Jake: Your brother’s pretty upset about abe. He’s pissed that I’m not talking.
Gabi: Hey. I will talk to him right now, okay? Right now we just have to pray… that abe pulls through, okay?
Kayla: His blood pressure’s stabilizing, but we need more plasma.
Paulina: Where’s abraham? Where’s my–
Paulina: Abe, dear god! You need to save him!
Kayla: Paulina, you cannot be in here. You cannot be in here.
Paulina: Oh, he needs to know I’m here for him.
Kayla: Yeah, he does, okay? Would you please give us some room to work and go on out? Thank you.
Paulina: He needs to know I’m here and I love him.
Lina: Aunt paulina, he knows that, okay? He is fighting his hardest to get back to you and to me and to everyone who loves him, okay? I know, I know, I know.
Julie: And please, lord… hold doug and abe safe… in your everlasting arms. Lord, hear our prayer.
Marlena: Amen. That was lovely.
Julie: [Sighs deeply] I always feel so much better in… a sacred space.
Marlena: Yes. We all do. Isn’t this where your grandbabies were baptized?
Julie: Oh, yes. What a joyful day that was, marlena– welcoming little jules and carver into the family of god.
Marlena: [Chuckles] Babies–such a blessing.
Julie: And I was honored, honored to be chosen godmother to little jules. And I know how abraham was thrilled to be godfather to little carver. And now…
Marlena: We just have to hope that abe will be fine.
Julie: I can hardly believe that we’re here praying for his life… and for doug… to be restored to me, to be the man I’ve always loved. When did our lives take this dark turn? And… how did it happen so fast?
John: Doc! Julie!
Julie: [Chuckles] John. How did you know you were here?
John: I saw eli at the hospital. He said you texted him.
Julie: Well, it was marlena’s idea that we come here.
John: Is that right?
Marlena: Yes. I thought it would do us both some good.
Julie: How’s abe, honey?
John: Kayla’s doing everything that she can for him. Eli is there with lani and the twinners and paulina, but they sure could use your support.
Julie: Well, I told marlena that, and she thought I’d be in the way.
John: Did she now?
Marlena: I just thought there were better uses of our time, like being here to pray for abe and doug.
John: Julie… why don’t you head on across the street? I’m sure they’re gonna be real glad to see you.
Julie: Thank you, john.
John: Hold on a second, doc.
Marlena: [Scoffs] Shouldn’t we be going over there? I mean, we’re close, dear friends of abe’S. Wouldn’t we want to be there with him?
John: We will be. But I also want to be here for my wife, except… I’m not so sure you are my wife anymore. As someone who resembles someone else,
Marlena: John, what are you talking about? Of–of course I’m your wife.
John: No, you haven’t– you haven’t been yourself since that incident with doug.
Marlena: Well, maybe it was just very upsetting to see somebody you care about so much lose his mind. As his doctor–
John: I went to your office, and I listened to the recording of your session with doug.
Marlena: You shouldn’t have–
John: I heard your voice perfectly but doug… only static.
Marlena: Hmm, that’s odd.
John: Yeah, you know, at first, I was confused about that. Couldn’t figure out what it meant. But you sounded so scared, so I started thinking really hard about what you said on that recording. You asked him why after all these years has he come back to salem. And I thought, “that doesn’t make any sense. Doug’s been here forever.”
Marlena: I don’t know what to say–
John: And then it finally hit me, why I couldn’t hear doug’s voice. The reason why you were so scared was… because you weren’t even talking to doug, were you? There was someone else in the office that day, someone you hadn’t seen in 25 years.
Marlena: I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about.
John: Oh, I’m sure you do because you’re the one who attacked julie… you’re the one who has caused all of this.
Marlena: You should stop talking now before you say something you’ll regret.
John: It’s you, isn’t it? You have possessed my wife again, haven’t you?
Jake: It’s my fault abe got shot.
Gabi: No, no, it’s not your fault. You were trying to save my company. So right now we just have to stall for time… and hopefully abe recovers enough to tell rafe exactly what happened… that carmine shot him, not you.
Jake: Yeah. Abe has to pull through… not because of me…
[Sighs] Because of his family… and all the people who love him.
Lani: Let’s just sit here for a minute.
Eli: Hey, how’s your dad? Did you talk to kayla?
Lani: Yeah, but she wouldn’t say. He lost a lot of blood.
Paulina: Oh, eli, why? Why? What could this shooting be about? Do you think abe was targeted because he’s black?
Eli: I hope not, but we’ll follow up with rafe.
Paulina: Oh. Oh.
Paulina: Lani… lani, your father–he’s a strong man, the strongest man I’ve ever met.
Lani: Yeah, I– me too.
Paulina: Honey… I know he’s looking forward to our life together… and also to a daughter that he loves and the family that she’s built– those two precious babies. We’ll get through this. We will. And then after, we’ll all celebrate our wedding… together.
Kayla: We’re losing too much blood into his chest cavity. Start two large bore ivs. Type and cross four units. I’m gonna place a chest tube.
[Monitor beeping rapidly] Ah, we’re losing him.
John: I know who you are, and I’m ready for you. And I swear to god, I will battle you for my wife. And I will defeat just like I did the last time.
Demon marlena: Aren’t you the clever one, john black? There’s nothing you can do about it.
Demon marlena: Your precious marlena is mine now.
[ Eerie music playing ]