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[“Wedding march”]

Paulina: [Giggles] Well, smile, baby. Mm-hmm.

[Sighs contentedly] Aww.

Marlena: Welcome, everyone. We are gathered here today, in the presence of god, as well as family and friends, to join together this man, abraham carver, and this woman, paulina price, in holy matrimony. Marriage is an honorable estate, not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, soberly, and with god’s blessing. If anyone knows of just cause why these two may not be joined in holy matrimony, let them speak now or forever hold their peace.

[Sinister music]

Paulina: Marlena? Marlena, what are you waiting for? Let’s get the show on the road.

Marlena: [Chuckles] Of course.

Chanel: Wait. I have something to say.

Susan: Help! The devil locked us in here! Come on. He’s out there running amok in salem. Come on, help!

John: Susan.

Susan: Ooh! John black, you’re awake. Ooh.

John: Susan.

Susan: Yeah? Now, I know you’re awake, john. What is it?

John: I need–I need you to do something for me.

Susan: Oh, okay. Okay. Anything. Anything. What can I do for you?

John: Shut! The hell! Up!

Shawn: Oh. Hey there, counselor.

Belle: Detective. I just came from seeing my new client and thought I’d stop by and say hi.

Shawn: Well, I certainly appreciate the visit. You taking the case?

Belle: Mm, that depends.

Shawn: On what?

Belle: On whether or not I’m willing to sue my mother.

[Eerie music]

Paulina: Baby, what’s going on? Is there something you need to say to me before I get married?

Chanel: I don’t have anything to say to you, but I do have something to say to abe and lani.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Susan: Dear lord. Has satan possessed your body too, now, john black?

John: No, I’m not possessed. I’m just annoyed.

Susan: All right, but your tone–

John: At the risk of sounding rude, I have been locked in here forever, and the sound of you pounding and screaming like that is making my head explode! I’m surprised you haven’t woken the dead by now.

Susan: Oh. Oh. The dead. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Oh, we’re in here.

[Gasps] Oh. Oh.

John: What are you doing?

Susan: I can feel them. How about you? Yeah, the poor, unfortunate souls. I mean, they have been laid to rest in here.

John: Well, they’re not gonna be any help to us now. And if someone doesn’t come to save us soon, I’m afraid we’re gonna join their ranks.

Paulina: Um, honey, if this is about you not being maid of honor, well, I–I thought we talked this all out together. And I told you I only asked lani because–

Chanel: I know damn well why you asked lani.

Paulina: You know what, honey? You know what?

Chanel: You asked her because she’s not really your niece. She’s your daughter!

[Dramatic music]

It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Lani: Chanel, what are you talking about?

Chanel: I’m sorry, lani, but it’s true.

Lani: No, look. I–I don’t understand what you’re talking about. Your aunt tamara is my mother.

Paulina: Chanel, sit down. This is my wedding.

Chanel: Listen to me, lani. They’ve been lying to us our whole lives.

Lani: Why are you doing this?

Chanel: Because I’m trying to tell you we’re not cousins. We’re sisters.

Lani: No. No, no. This is not right.

Paulina: Of course. Of course it’s not. She’s not making any sense. Chanel, that is quite enough.

Lani: Okay. Wait, wait. Look, let her talk.

Chanel: I know I sound crazy. I just found out myself, but when you were born, mama gave you away to her sister to raise as her own.

Paulina: Oh, I–I don’t know where she’s getting all this nonsense, but this is grade-a hooey! Now, let’s get back to the wedding. Abraham.

Abe: Chanel, where did you hear this? Who told you this?

Susan: Oh, john black! You listen to me. You better not be giving up. Mm-mm-mm! You’re gonna let satan have dr. Marlena’s body? No. No. To that, I say, no siree, bob. Mm-mm-mm! Because I know the horror of being possessed by the devil himself. And god only knows what I did, what sins I committed, I mean, while the prince of darkness had possession of my body.

John: So you don’t remember?

Susan: Well, okay. I do remember. I remember waking up from a very vivid dream about being tormented by hairballs. And then–oh! And then, I– I confronted the devil. And then, nothing.

John: Yeah. Well, then consider yourself lucky.

Susan: Why? What–what did I do under the spell of satan, huh? John black, you tell me right now, ’cause if I’m gonna die in this crypt, I need to know what mortal transgressions I committed so that I can confess my sins to god and ask for his forgiveness.

John: All right! If you have such an urgent need to know, you tried to seduce me.

Susan: Oh! Golly! Oh.

Abe: Chanel, who told you this? Who told you that paulina is lani’s mother?

[Tense music]

Marlena: I’m sorry. You can’t say anything about it.

Chanel: Well, what if I, uh, I don’t reveal my source? Like, if I don’t tell anyone who told me?

Marlena: No, no, no, no. Paulina would know. And then, she would feel betrayed, and then, I could lose my license.

Chanel: It doesn’t matter where I heard it or who told me. It’s the god’s honest truth. I know it is. Tell them, mother. Tell everyone how you’ve been lying for all these years.

Lani: Aunt paulina?

Paulina: Well, I hate to say this, but my daughter– my only daughter, chanel– is lying.

Trelegy for copd.

Abe: Why would chanel make up something like that?

Paulina: Because she’s trying to hurt me, or because of the maid-of-honor snub, or because I cut her off when she first came to town.

Lani: Chanel, tell me the truth.

Chanel: I am, lani. I’ll put my hand on a bible in this church and swear to god I’m not lying to you.

Paulina: Don’t do this.

Chanel: Mother.

Paulina: Trust me when I tell you, let this go. Whoever told you was mistaken. You’re wrong about this.

Olivia: No, she isn’T.

Paulina: Mama?

Olivia: I cannot let my daughter bear false witness against both of her daughters in the house of god.

Lani: What are you saying?

Olivia: I’m saying chanel is right. Tamara is not your mother. Paulina is.

Susan: No! No, no, no.

John: Susan. Susan. Susan, it’s all right. It’s all right.

Susan: No, no, no!

John: You know what?

Susan: Dr. Marlena is my friend, and she is my hero, and I would never willingly betray her.

John: And–and you didn’T. You didn’t, because it wasn’t you. He transformed you.

Susan: What? Into the cat again?

John: Suze. Susan.

Susan: What?

John: He transformed you into someone else.

Susan: [Whimpers] Who? Who? Who? What was the form that I tempted you in, hmm?

[Quirky music]

John: Kristen dimera.

Susan: [Stammers] Ooh! That she-devil. Oh, my god. I was doubly possessed. Oh, I really am in hell. Ooh!

Lani: I don’t understand. How can my mother not be my mother?

Olivia: Oh, my sweet lani. We made a decision, as a family, all those years ago.

Lani: To give paulina’s baby to her sister to raise as her own?

Olivia: We thought we were doing the right thing.

Lani: But if tamara is not really my mother, that means that–

Abe: That I’m–I’m not your father.

Paulina: Abe.

Abe: Is it true?

Paulina: Abe–

Abe: Don’t try to deny it. I can see it written all over your face.

Paulina: Abe. Now, please, I can explain everything. And I will, later. I promise, but let marlena just finish the ceremony. Then we can deal with this as husband and wife or as a family.

Abe: Do you think there’s going to be a wedding?

Paulina: Oh, I’m not ready to give up.

Abe: There’s not going to be a wedding. Not today. And not ever.

Paulina: Well–abe, no. Where are you going? Abe, please. Please. Please don’t go, abe! I love you!


[Tense music]

Lani: [Sobbing]

Limu emu… & doug

Belle: So my mom convinced julie to sign this document, and it waives her authority to make any medical decisions as doug’s spouse and gives it all solely to my mom. So, I mean, I guess I could argue that julie just didn’t know what she was doing when she signed her rights away, right? She was distraught, she was desperate, and didn’t think it through.

Shawn: Well, and then you’d have to cast doubt on your mother’s professional judgment.

Belle: Right, which normally I wouldn’t dream of doing, but lately, her judgment just, I don’t know, seems off. And not just in this case.

Shawn: What else?

Belle: Well, for starters, she dressed as the devil on halloween. And then, the other day, the way she treated that poor cat.

Susan: Oh! I wish I stayed as a little kittycat. Instead, I made you cheat on your saint of a wife, and I am now eternally damned.

John: No, you’re not, because I didn’T.

Susan: You didn’t what?

John: Cheat on my wife. But the devil made it clear that he’s not giving up, and he still intends to use you so I will betray marlena. You see, he needs to corrupt her soul so he can completely possess her.

Susan: So he’s gonna come back here for me?

John: Yeah, he’s gonna come back here. I’m afraid so.

Susan: [Yelps] Help! Help! The devil is coming after me. Oh, my god!

Lani: [Sobbing] I don’t understand any of this. My whole life–

[Voice cracks] My whole life is a lie.

Eli: Why don’t we go talk in private?

Kate: You okay?

Roman: I just feel so bad for lani and abe, for this to happen on his wedding day.

Kate: Do you want to go find him?

Roman: No. I–I know abe. He’s gonna want to be alone to process this. He knows I’m there for him when he’s ready.

Chanel: I’m sorry I ruined the wedding.

Roman: We’re not the ones you need to apologize to.

Theo: You didn’t have to do this, chanel.

Chanel: Yeah, but my mom was lying to abe and lani.

Theo: It’s my dad’s wedding day, and you made it about you because you were feeling upset that you didn’t get picked as maid of honor.

Chanel: You think that’s what this is about?

Theo: I think you wanted to make yourself the center of attention, and you didn’t care who you hurt.

Chanel: That’s not true!

Theo: I always knew that you were a self-centered brat, but I never thought your damn selfishness would destroy our family.

Lani: [Sobbing]

Eli: We’re gonna deal with this, whatever it is.

Lani: I don’t even know how to process what just happened. Like, how can my dad not be my dad?

Eli: Did you ever, you know, have a test after you found him?

Lani: No. My mom, she– she told me he was my father, and I believed her.

Eli: Of course you did. And why would she lie?

Lani: I just–I felt so lucky to have a dad that I didn’t even question it. I couldn’t have asked for a better dad, and now–

Eli: Lani, listen. This does not have to change anything.

Lani: What do you mean? It changes everything.

Paulina: Abraham, you can’t outrun me, you know. It’s hard to be a runaway groom walking with a cane.

Abe: Do you think this is a joke?

Paulina: No, no. Of course not. I just want to talk.

Abe: You lied to me. You lied to my–

Paulina: Lani. She will always, always be your daughter.

Abe: No, she’s not. She never was. You have cost me the most important thing in my life.

Dad are you sure

you’re up to host?

Roman: [Sighs]

Kate: I’m telling you now, I just never trusted that woman, from day one. When paulina came to town, I just didn’t like her.

Roman: Yeah, but we still don’t know the whole story.

Kate: She lied to abe. He’s better off without her, roman.

Roman: Yeah, but you’re still mad because paulina beat you out of that lease in the square.

Kate: Yeah, yeah. You’re damn right I am, because she tricked abe. She tricked him into changing the zoning so she could tear the place down.

Roman: That was a dirty trick, yes.

Kate: Yeah, yeah. And the whole town started to turn against her because of that, but abe, with his big heart, forgives her, and then everyone forgives her. And–and now–

Roman: And now, she broke his heart all over again.

Kate: Yeah.

Paulina: Please let me explain.

Abe: Explain what? You’ve been lying to me ever since the day we met about what matters most to me.

Paulina: And I’m so sorry.

Abe: Uh, do you understand? Do you understand what it meant to me to find lani so late in life? To have a daughter like lani, it’s a big part of who I am as a man.

Paulina: And it was a big part of the reason that I fell for you.

Abe: Well, you made me fall for you too. Head over heels. But the difference was I was honest with you. About everything. But you kept silent and let me give you my heart, knowing how I felt about your daughter, knowing–

[Voice cracks] Knowing that I loved her as my own.

Paulina: I never meant to hurt you.

Abe: Then why did you? How could you walk down the aisle to marry me with lani as your matron of honor, knowing that this was just based on a myth?

Paulina: No. No, abe. No. What I feel for you, that’s real.

Abe: If you truly loved me, you could never keep this kind of secret from me. Your love is like everything else. It’s just one big, damn lie.

Paulina: No. No, it isn’T. It isn’t, abe. I swear to you, I wanted to tell both you and lani the truth, but I couldn’T. I just–I didn’t have a choice.

Abe: Of course you did. Of course you did. You chose to give her up, and I didn’t have that choice today. I lost my daughter. I lost my daughter because you kept the secret to cover your guilt.

Paulina: No. No, I didn’t keep it for me, abe. I kept it for you, and I kept it for lani.

Lani: [Exhales sharply] All those years growing up without a father. I would go to the park and watch all the little girls play with their daddies, and I didn’t have anyone to push me on the swing or anyone to play catch with me.

Eli: I know that must have been hard.

Lani: And I love my mom. I do, but she wasn’t always there either. Like, I taught myself how to–how to ride a bike, how to stand up to a bully, and how to build a sandcastle. And I missed out on all of those father-daughter moments that you are gonna have with jules. And then, I came here, to salem, and…I found a father and I found a brother. A family.

Eli: An amazing family.

Lani: And now, they’re not mine. They’re not my family. Abe is not my father, and theo is not my brother. It’s just me. It is just me. It is just–


Chanel: Abe had a right to know that his bride was keeping this secret from him.

Theo: And your mother was wrong to keep it, but why out it this way? Instead of setting fire to the wedding, why not try to protect the people you love?

Chanel: The truth would have still broken their hearts!

Theo: But it wouldn’t have turned their pain into a spectacle. What on earth possessed you to do this?

Susan: Someone! Please. Anyone! John… I need to resign myself to being used as the devil’s tool of debauchery. I mean, fact is, I may soon be tearing at your garments and ravishing you with utter abandon.

John: I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

Susan: Oh, my gosh. Is it getting hot in here?

John: Susan?

Susan: Hmm?

John: You have hairpins?

Susan: Mm-hmm. I mean–I mean, I haven’t exactly had time to put my hair up in curlers.

John: Susan!

Susan: What?

John: You have hairpins. You can pick these locks.

Susan: I can?

John: Yes, you can.

Susan: [Gasps] Oh, john black, I can!

John: Yes.

Susan: I can! I can do that. This is such a great idea. Oh, my goodness. It’s gonna be like you and i in a jason bourne movie.

John: Just like it, yeah.

Susan: Yeah, yeah.

John: Okay.

Susan: Okay. Okay.

John: So?

Susan: Yeah, so? What–

John: So?

Susan: So, hairpins. Right, right, right. Okay, okay. All right. All right, let me see. Let me see how to do this. All right, I can do this. I can do this. All right? All right.

John: Okay. Okay. Here’s what we’re gonna do. I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

John: All right. Put that pin into the lock and bend the end to about 20 degrees.

Susan: Okay, okay. I got it. I got it.

John: All right. That’s good. Now, that one’s called your lockpick. You’re gonna do that to rake the binding pins.

Susan: All right. Binding pins.

John: That’s right. Now, the other end, you gotta put inside the core right there.

Susan: Mm-hmm.

John: And you’re gonna use that to create rotational tension on the plug.

Susan: Okay. Rotational tension on the plug.

John: All right, now, with the lockpick…

Susan: Mm-hmm.

John: Stick it inside, all the way to the back. And pulling towards you and upwards, try to hit those binding pins, and hear ’em click. Pull it towards you. Rake ’em towards you.

Susan: Oh, I’m pulling. I’m pulling.

John: Rake it towards you.

Susan: I’m raking it towards me.

John: Keep going. Back and–

Susan: You know what? John black, this is just–

John: Rake it back.

Susan: No. It’s just not working; I can’t do it.

John: It’s all right. It’s all right. It’s all right. Sometimes new locks, they’re– they’re harder to pick.

Susan: Okay.

John: Okay, okay. We’re all right.

Susan: Okay.

John: The lock on the crypt door. It’s older. It’s ancient. Sometimes they’re easier. You can have better luck with that.

Susan: Okay.

John: All right, but susan, you gotta hurry. He could be back here soon.

Susan: I can try. I can try. Okay, what do I do? What do I do when I get out of here?

John: You’re gonna do what you do best. You’re gonna scream your brains out and tell all of salem the devil has marlena!

Susan: Okay. As god as my witness–

John: Keep this pick. Keep the pick and go.

Susan: I am not gonna let him have dr. Marlena evans. I am not.

John: Quick. Go.

Susan: Okay, I’m gonna do this; I’m gonna do this.

John: Rotational…

Susan: All right, so–

John: Tension on the core.

Susan: Okay.

John: That’s right. Put the pick lock in there.

Susan: All right. The rotational.

John: Pull it towards you.

Theo: Am I missing something? Did you decide to blow up this wedding on your own, or did you talk to somebody about it?

Marlena: That’s enough, theo.

Theo: Dr. Evans.

Marlena: Yeah. Chanel was just doing what she thought was right.

Theo: And you saw what it did to my dad. Did you think that was a good thing?

Marlena: Judgments won’t help anything right now. Chanel, I think you should take your grandmother home. It’s been a very trying day for everybody.

Olivia: You don’t know my life. You just can’t send me home like I’m some damn old woman, all right?

Marlena: Of course. No, I understand that. I was just thinking that it’s been difficult for everybody today.

Chanel: She’s right, big mama. There’s nothing for us to do here.

[Sinister music]

Demon marlena: I think my work here is done. I do love destroying a good wedding.

Theo: Did you say something, dr. Evans?

Marlena: No, no. Not a thing.

[Eerie music]

Kate: Oh! What’s this?

Roman: Chowder.

Kate: I know what it is. I served it here for over a year. I mean, what is all this?

Roman: Well, you said the word, we went on our first date. At least our first date this time around.

Kate: Yeah, some date.

Roman: Yeah. We didn’t get a chance to eat, so I am officially announcing, even though the wedding is over, this date is not.

Kate: [Chuckles]

Roman: Why are you looking at me like that?

Kate: Because I’m thinking. I’m thinking that you and abe are really cut from the same cloth. You’re both good guys. You both deserve to be happy.

Roman: Is this your way of warning me that I can’t trust you either?

Kate: You know who I am, roman.

Roman: Maybe better than you know yourself.

Kate: That doesn’t scare you?

Roman: No, not at all. Uh-uh. You are worth the risk.

Kate: I hope so. You think abe’s gonna be okay? And lani?

Roman: Well, I think they’re gonna need a whole lot of support from all of the people who love ’em if they’re gonna save that family.

Eli: Hey, you’re not alone. You got me, jules, carver. And, baby, I am positive that abe– you’re not gonna lose him, and you’re not gonna lose theo.

Lani: But it won’t be the same.

Eli: Why not? I mean, I didn’t have my biological father, okay, but the father that I did have, he loved me. And that’s what mattered most. And I know that abe loves you. He’s your father in every way that counts, and he will always be that.

Lani: How is it that you always know the right thing to say to make me feel better?

Eli: It’s my job.

Lani: And you’re right. I’m not cutting abe out of my heart. I couldn’t if I wanted to. But things will change, whether we like it or not, because of her.

Eli: Hey, we don’t know the whole truth yet.

Lani: No, we don’T. But I need to, and I need to know why.

Eli: So go find out. Go get the truth from paulina.

Paulina: Remember when I told you about that boyfriend I had all those years ago? How possessive he was? How he abused me? That man was lani’s father.

Abe: I see.

Paulina: When I got pregnant, I didn’t tell him because I knew, if he knew, he’d latch onto that child and onto me, and he’d just hold on forever. So it was my mama’s idea to keep me hidden from him, until I gave birth, and then just give my little baby girl to my sister.

Abe: And tamara agreed to that?

Paulina: Well, she was ready to be a mother. We made it work. But I had no idea that, all these years later, you would just assume you were lani’s father and that tammy, she would just go along with it.

Abe: So you’re saying that this was your mother’s fault or tamara’s?

Paulina: No, abe. I’m not saying that at all. Believe me. I blame myself plenty. Ultimately, it was my choice, and I’ve had to live with that every day, since that little girl was born.

Abe: Until today.

Paulina: Especially today. Oh, I’ve lived a very exciting life, abe. I am. I made a lot of money, I traveled the world, but not a day–not a day went by that I didn’t miss lani and imagine the kind of life that we could have had together. But when I came to salem and I saw you with her and I saw how happy you were, i knew I’d made the right choice. I protected my daughter from a very bad man, and she ended up getting the very good father that she deserved. So yes, I will apologize for all those lies and the way that I hurt you both, but I won’t– I won’t apologize for the way it turned out.

Abe: So now, you’re coming clean. Now, who’s that supposed to be for? Me? Lani? Or just you?

Paulina: Abraham–

Abe: You can tell yourself all the lies you want. You have to forgive me, because I am not going to listen anymore.

[Somber music]

Doesn’t your family deserve the best?

Kate: Thank you for the chowder. This date didn’t go exactly the way I thought it would, but I am going to give you a chance to make it up to me the next time.

Roman: So there will be a second date?

Kate: Oh, there’s gonna be many dates. Okay, I should go change.

Roman: All right. All right. I’ll be down here, in case you decide you want to come back down.

Kate: Okay.

Roman: Abraham. Can I get you something?

Abe: Just a friend.

Roman: You came to the right place.

Eli: Hey.

Theo: Is lani okay?

Eli: Not really.

Theo: I want to talk to her. I want to tell her that she is still my sister, no matter what.

Eli: I told her. There’s something she has to handle first.

Theo: Where’d she go?

Eli: She went to confront the truth.

Paulina: [Exhales sharply]

[Melancholic music]

Chanel: [Sighs] Do you hate me, big mama, for ruining the wedding?

Olivia: Did you do what you believed was right?

Chanel: I–I thought so.

Olivia: Well, then you’ve got nothing to feel sorry about, have you?

Chanel: Big mama, why are you looking at me like that?

Olivia: It was that headshrinker, wasn’t it? Told you to blow up the wedding too, didn’t she?

Chanel: What makes you say that?

Olivia: Oh, child, I’ve been around long enough to know when the devil’s got somebody’s tongue.

Belle: All right, julie. I’ll be in touch soon. You just hang in there. Okay.

Shawn: So what did you decide?

Belle: I decided to take your grandmother’s case.

Shawn: So you’re taking your mom to court?

Belle: And let’s just pray to god she sees the light.


Susan: John black, it’s not working. I can’t do it.

John: Yes, you can. You’re doing great, susan. Just don’t give up.

Susan: Well, I mean, I know my fingers are nimble. It’s just this lock is just so rusty. It’s gonna take a miracle. You know, like when the angel of the lord came down to st. Peter’s cell, and he–

[Door unlocks]

John: Susan?

Susan: Did you hear that? I think I heard a click. Did you hear a click, john black?

John: Susan?

Susan: Huh?

John: Try the door.

Susan: Oh, okay. I’m gonna try the door.

John: Yeah.

Susan: Okay. Oh!

John: Okay. Susan?

Susan: Yeah? Yeah?

John: Get out of here! Go now. Hurry!

Susan: Okay, I’ll go. And I’m gonna rescue you, and I’m gonna stop satan in his tracks. Ooh!

Demon marlena: Going somewhere?

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