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Demon marlena: You little go-getter, you! Do you believe that you actually picked the lock?

Susan: John black did an excellent job at coaching me. And, you know, I am very good with my hands. If you would have gotten here a little bit later, you know, we would have been out of here, no time.

Demon marlena: Mm-hmm. Hmm. That right, john? You thought the two of you could outwit me?

Susan: Little old mean so-and-so! Look, look.

[Susan hissing]

[Susan screaming]

Demon marlena: [Chuckles]

Roman: Looks like you could use it.

Abe: Thank you. You know, I had thought that I would be… sipping champagne with my new bride right about now. So much for the best laid plans, huh?

Roman: Yeah. Yeah.

Theo: The look on my dad’s face, how could paulina lie to him like that? And–and chanel? Hell of a time to come out with the truth.

Eli: I’m with you on that.

Theo: And now lani going to see paulina. You think that’s a good idea?

Eli: I sure as hell hope so.

Paulina: I–I was just coming to look for you, sweetheart. There’s so much I need to explain–

[Tense music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Paulina: I vowed a long time ago that I was never ever gonna let anyone put a hand on me again. But after what I did to you, I suppose I deserved that.

Lani: Damn right you did! Do you have any idea how much damage you have caused? How you hurt and humiliated me?

Paulina: Yeah–

Lani: And not just me, so many other people!

Paulina: I have an idea.

Lani: I never thought I could be more angry with you than I was that day when we found out your real plans for this place. But I got to give you credit. You’ve really outdone yourself. In one fell swoop, you took away my brother, my mother, huh? And my father.

Paulina: Lani, I’m sorry.

Lani: So who is my father anyway, huh?

[Eerie music]

Demon marlena: Well, she’s full of surprises, isn’t she?

John: Aren’t you going after her?

Demon marlena: In these heels?

[Laughs] I always like to give people a little bit of hope… before I crush it.

[Eerie music]


Susan: Help! Help! Help! Elvis! Johnny! Where is everybody? Where are you? Come on, elvis! Johnny? Oh, come on, please, someone, help me!

Johnny: What was that? Why give your family just ordinary eggs

Johnny: Hello! Anybody there? That’s weird. Could have sworn somebody just called my name.

Demon marlena: Bad, bad, bad little kitty. What am I gonna do with you? She got all the way to the mansion. Quite the little sprinter. If I hadn’t stopped her, she would’ve gotten to your grandson.

[Banging at door]

Johnny: Hey, gorgeous. Hey, were you just calling my name, uh, before you knocked?

Chanel: No. Why?

Johnny: Never mind. I’m just happy you’re here. I figured since you texted that you were going to your mom’s wedding, that I wouldn’t see you. Must be my lucky day.

Chanel: [Sighs] Not so lucky.

Johnny: Well, how was the wedding? Is it over already?

Chanel: Oh, it’s over, all right. And it was a total disaster. Because of me.

[Dramatic music]

Theo: Still sound asleep.

Eli: We’d have heard if they weren’T. Thanks for checking on them.

Theo: Kind of wish I was like one of those little ones, sleeping through this nightmare. Paulina’s their grandmother, which means that I’m not their uncle.

Eli: Technically, that’s true.

Theo: Eli, I totally get it if you want to pick a different godfather for jules.

Eli: What? Why would you say that?

Theo: Maybe you want someone who’s related to them.

Eli: Theo, you’re the best damn godfather my daughter will ever have. Okay? And nothing’s gonna change that. Blood or no blood.

[Dramatic music]

Roman: Look, you don’t have to talk about this if you don’t want to, but I just got to say kate and i are both a little confused. Is what chanel said at the church true? Paulina is lani’s mother, not tamara?

Abe: That is correct. And I am not lani’s father.

Roman: How is that possible?

Abe: It is a long story.

Paulina: Your dad, ray, he was so dangerous. That’s why I was so determined to protect you from him, determined that he didn’t even know you existed. So the plan was for my mama to keep me hidden from him until I gave birth. And–and tammy, she would raise you as her child.

Lani: So she agreed to the lie?

Paulina: Well, it wasn’t that much of a lie. Tammy, she loved you as if she had given birth to you herself. She just–she just had one condition she just insisted upon.

Lani: Which was?

Paulina: After she made the commitment, you were to be her daughter, her daughter alone. I had to promise that you would never know the truth.

Lani: And that’s one promise you actually kept. Want your clothes to smell freshly washed

John: So, honey, you said you were off to corrupt souls and destroy lives, tell me that didn’t happen.

Demon marlena: I don’t like to brag, but it went even better than I had hoped. The destruction of abe’s wedding. But enough about me, we have some unfinished business here.

John: Eh, not in the mood.

Demon marlena: I’m not even sure that matters. You know me well enough to know that I never leave a job half done. There’s no sense in you resisting, john. I will have your soul. And this part should be pretty entertaining. Let me just slip into something a little more comfortable.

[Eerie music]

Johnny: Here you go.

Chanel: Thank you.

Johnny: It can’t be that bad.

Chanel: It’s worse.

Johnny: Okay. Tell me about it.

Chanel: Okay. You–you remember how you left me with your grandmother this morning?

Johnny: Yeah. Of course I do.

Chanel: Well, she and i were talking about how my mom had chosen lani to be her matron of honor. And dr. Evans told me that she knew why and why my mom lied about it. Especially that.

Johnny: What do you mean?

Chanel: It was because of a secret she’s been carrying around for years. Johnny, lani is my mom’s daughter too.

[Dramatic music]

Theo: It’s funny. When I found out that I had a sister, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Brandon wasn’t around, so I pretty much always had dad to myself growing up.

Eli: You didn’t want to share, huh?

Theo: Pretty much acted like a spoiled brat.

Eli: So what made you come around?

Theo: Lani did. I was being bullied in school, the autism. And she was not about to let that continue. I mean, she was fierce.

Eli: That’s my wife.

Theo: Hmm. She told me that the other kids were the problem, not me. She gave me confidence, helped me to believe in myself. And she stood up for me like–

Eli: Like a big sister.

Paulina: I was so desperate, I agreed to tammy’s terms. And I was so sure that I made the right decision, but then I went into labor and–

Lani: What? Go on.

Paulina: I gave birth to you in mama’s home because a hospital was too risky. The same midwife that delivered tammy and me delivered you right on mama’s bed. She put you in my arms, and I just looked– I looked into your beautiful eyes and… I just realized I couldn’t let you go. You were my baby girl. I just couldn’t give you up. Not even to my sister. I told my mama I wasn’t going through with it.

Lani: But you did.

Paulina: I did.

Lani: Why?

Paulina: Big mama. Big mama, she made me realize that the best way I could be a mother to you was to keep you safe from ray. So I agreed to the plan. But not–not before I convinced that midwife to cut a lock of your hair for me. Lord knows we didn’t– we didn’t cut a child’s hair before their first birthday, but she looked at me, she saw my breaking heart and she agreed. Just that sweet, sweet lock, just kept carrying it around with me, having that tiny part of you with me, that gave me the strength to just put you in tammy’s arms and tell you that she was your mama. Woman: I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Roman: Wow. That is quite a tale, abraham.

Abe: If only that’s all it was.

Roman: Yeah. Giving lani up like that had to be really painful for paulina.

Abe: Defending her?

Roman: No. No, not at all. I’m just saying that it sounds like she was really caught in a–in a really terrible situation.

Abe: She was. And I–I feel for her. Being in an abusive relationship and having to give up your child. And for her to come to town after all these years and build a relationship with lani, build a relationship with me, knowing this secret could change all of our lives.

Roman: I do wonder why she didn’t just stay away, leave well enough alone.

Abe: I don’t know. I don’t know. But the kicker is that I was dumb enough to trust her. Again. And after what happened with the horton town square, I knew exactly the kind of lies that paulina was capable of. And I–I still–still gave her another chance. Just exactly how stupid could I be.

Roman: Abe, you weren’t stupid. You were in love. You loved paulina. She loved you.

Abe: Then why didn’t she tell me the truth?

Paulina: As hard as it was to give you up, I knew I was doing the right thing. Tamara, she could give you what I couldn’t, a stable home and a mother who loved you. But as for me, I vowed that I would never be in this position again. Mmm. So despite the fact that I was a young, single black woman with hardly any resources, I started building my business. I made connections. I learned the ins and outs of real estate. I made sure I did whatever I had to do to make sure that I never would depend on a man or anybody else for that matter. But the one thing, the one thing that I always wanted, the thing that I dreamt about more nights than I can count was to be a mama to you, the one who combed your hair, who heard your prayers, who told you stories and rocked you to sleep.

Lani: I had a mother for that.

Paulina: Of course. Well, of course, you did. Well, tammy, she loved you with everything she had.

[Lani sniffles] That’s why she was so protective of you. And I respected that. I did. But what pulled me to you was I just wanted to be more than your crazy aunt paulina. I wanted us to spend time together, just–just the two of us, where we could–so I could just be a mama to you.

Lani: Hmm. Like when you promised me that trip when I was eight to paris and then you never showed up.

Paulina: Yeah. Oh, boy. When mama and tammy found out about that, boy, I caught hell. They wouldn’t even let me near you so I could talk to you and let you down gently.

Lani: So this is their fault?

Paulina: No. No, no. It’s not their fault. It’s my fault for wanting something that I just could not have, for letting down and breaking my little daughter’s heart.

Johnny: Lani is your sister? And my grandmother told you that? I mean, how–how does she even know something like that?

Chanel: My mom told her.

Johnny: Like as her shrink? What about the whole doctor-patient confidentiality thing?

Chanel: Well, she did say she that could lose her license if anyone found out that she told me, but she saw how upset I was and she–she wanted to help me understand what was going on.

Johnny: But still, I mean, even if it was to help you, breaking confidentiality like that, that doesn’t sound like my grandmother.

[Eerie music]

Marlena: John? John!

Evil kristen: Hi! Aw! So you ready to pick up where we left off? On the outside, I looked fine.

Roman: You know what? Maybe–maybe paulina didn’t tell you the truth because she knew what it would cost you and lani. Maybe she was just trying to protect you.

Abe: Well, that’s exactly what she said. It’s a nice way to make herself the hero of the story.

Roman: I’m so sorry, abe.

Abe: She watched us, lani, theo, me. She watched us celebrate and support each other, love each other, and she did the one thing that she promised me that she would never do, she lied to me about the most important thing in my life, my family. Now how am I supposed to get past that?

Lani: So all the gifts, the pony, were they because you gave me up? What, you were trying to atone?

Paulina: That was just my way of trying to express my love for you. And yes, yes, trying to make up for that terrible choice I made for giving you up.

Lani: And the kids’ college education, was that just another “make-up” gift?

Paulina: Well, when I heard that my baby was having twin babies, well, I tried to stay away but I couldn’T. I just thought that I could be there for them and hold them like I couldn’t hold you and be a part of their lives like I couldn’t be a part of yours.

Lani: Right, so you wanted to be a part of my life, a part of my kids’ lives without ever considering telling us who you really were, that you were my mother, their grandmother! My god! How could you– how could you not think that we needed to know something so important, so life changing? How could you think that it was just okay for you to keep this big lie going? Oh, you know why? I know why. It’s because what you want was always more important than the truth.

Chanel: I’m just glad someone cared enough to tell me the truth. My mom sure as hell doesn’T.

Johnny: Is that why you decided to go to the wedding? To confront her?

Chanel: Not at all. Dr. Evans told me I couldn’t tell anyone.

Johnny: Because she’d get in trouble?

Chanel: Yeah. I didn’t even want to go to the wedding, I was so upset. But she told me that I had to do the right thing. I had to show up for my mom.

Johnny: So you went to the wedding, you weren’t gonna say anything, but then you– you did?

Chanel: You know that part in the ceremony where they ask if anyone knows why the couple shouldn’t get married?

Johnny: Yeah.

Chanel: Well, when that moment came, I just felt compelled to say something.

Johnny: “Compelled”?

Chanel: I looked up at dr. Evans and she was looking back at me. And it was like it was just the two of us in the room and she was looking at me like she could see into my soul. And it was like she was urging me to tell the truth.

Johnny: That’s weird.

Chanel: What’s even weirder was that she was the one that told me I had to keep it a secret.

Johnny: So was she upset that you told everyone or what?

Chanel: She didn’t seem upset at all. And I was careful not to let on that she was the one who told me because I didn’t want her to lose her license to practice medicine. I didn’t want to wreck her life. I just wrecked everyone else’S.

Johnny: Nah, come here. Come here.

Marlena: [Strains] I’ve got to get out of here. There’s got to be a way.

[Groans] Oh. My phone! My phone.


[Dramatic music]

Evil kristen: Do you remember where we left off yesterday?

John: Um. No.

Evil kristen: Well, it was right about here. Oh, don’t be like that. We connected yesterday. I know we did. We talked about how we met, john, how I saved you and then you saved me. It was inevitable that we would fall so deeply in love with each other.

John: Oh, just stop it.

Evil kristen: Why would I want to stop? I’m just getting to the good part. We ended up at the horton cabin, you and me in our own little world. We made love for the very first time.

[Eerie music]

That night was incredible, wasn’t it? It was you and me and the storm. It was so passionate. It was so magical. You do remember, don’t you? Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches

Roman: Listen, abe, I’m really sorry that you are not lani’s biological father or those babies’ grandfather. But come on, man, you got to know, that doesn’t change anything. Yes, paulina lied about how you’re related. But the way you feel about them, how much you love them, that’s real.

[Sighs] I just hate to see you in such pain. Is there anything I can do?

Abe: You’ve listened. And I thank you for that.

Roman: Can I get you another beer? Call someone?

Abe: No, no. Thank you. I– I think I’d just like to be alone.

Roman: Understood. All right. Holler if you need me.

Abe: [Sighs]

Theo: Dad has always been this rock for everyone. The strongest, the wisest, bravest. And his rock has always been family. And paulina has just blown that all to hell. He may have survived that bullet wound a few weeks ago, but this will break his heart. I should find him, let him know that I’m there for him, we all are.

Eli: What was I saying earlier about jules not being able to have a better godfather than you? This is why, because of the way you take care of your family.

Theo: You’ll let me know how lani’s doing?

Eli: I will.

[Dramatic music]

Paulina: Lani, I know–I know it seems like the only reason I kept this from you was because I was trying to protect myself from the consequences of my actions, but believe me, ever since I came to town, I’ve wanted to tell you I was your mama.

Lani: And something always stopped you. How convenient.

Paulina: No, no. No, it wasn’t like that. See, when I wanted to tell you, my mother, she swooped into town and shut me down. And then when I was about to tell you everything, then your father, he got shot–

Lani: He’s not my father.

Paulina: Abe is not your biological father. But he’s your daddy in every other way. I saw your grief that night and how worried you were that you might lose him. And I just couldn’t bring myself to add to your pain.

Lani: That’s when you lied that what you wanted to talk about was me being your matron of honor.

Paulina: Yes.

Lani: And did you think about what it would do to chanel, how much it would hurt her?

Paulina: Well, hurting my baby girl, that was the last thing I wanted to do. But in that moment, I was thinking of my other girl. And then I realized, well, I couldn’t just destroy your relationship with your father and your brother.

Lani: You destroyed it anyway.

Paulina: There are no words to say how sorry I am, if I could just do it all over again, if I could just be stronger, be wiser. But honey, I was convinced that telling you this lie all these years that I was being the best mama I could be. And that’s all I ever wanted was just to be a mother to you.

Lani: You are not my mother. And you never will be.

[Dramatic music]

Johnny: All you did was tell the truth, okay? You can’t control how other people are gonna respond to that. So you can’t let it get you down.

Chanel: It’s kind of hard not to.

Johnny: Well, I think that you are incredibly brave.

Chanel: You’re just saying that to make me feel better.

Johnny: No, I’m saying that ’cause it’s true.

Chanel: No one has ever called me brave before.

Johnny: What about perfect?

Chanel: Oh, hell no.

[Both laugh]

Johnny: Well, then clearly nobody knows you as well as I do.

Chanel: You still like me?

Johnny: Chanel, I’m crazy about you, the way you work so hard, how you always choose to do the right thing, how you can look at me, and it’s like the only thing in the world I give a damn about is making you happy.

[Dramatic music]

Chanel: Let’s go upstairs.

Johnny: You sure?

Chanel: I’m sure.

Johnny: Okay.

Evil kristen: You remember that first perfect night, don’t you? And then the next morning we woke up, the storm had passed. It was a gorgeous day. I told you that I had that fantasy of us taking a shower together. You made it come true. And then you know what you did, you made breakfast for me, you big softy.

[Eerie music]

And it was so sad, our perfect time in eden had to come to an end. But despite everything that happened, you still loved me. You still wanted me. Admit it. You still do.

[Tense music]

Marlena: Ahh, yes.

[Straining and panting] Oh, yes. No signal? Please, god. Please, please.

[Phone rings] My nunormal?

[Romantic music]

[Somber music]

>>Lani: [Sighs]


Evil kristen: As upset as you were to find out that I was stefano’s daughter, you couldn’t walk away ’cause you knew my heart and my soul and my body. You were mine. I was yours. And I remember every single time that we made love. I know you do too.

[Eerie music]

Wouldn’t you love to feel that alive again?

I mean, how long has it been since you’ve given into that kind of passion, since you’ve let yourself lose control, forgot about everyone and everything? What do you say, john? Why don’t you take me right here, right now, while all my dead relatives watch?

[Phone ringing]

Marlena: Unknown number? Hello?

Sami: Mom? Thank god you picked up!

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