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[Soft jazzy music]

Maggie: Brady.

Brady: Hi, hey. I’m–I’m–I’m sorry to pull you away from thanksgiving. I’m glad you came.

Maggie: Oh, well, we finished our feast a while ago. Victor is already zonked out in front of the tv.

Brady: Mm. [Laughs]

Maggie: So how many of those have you had?

Chloe: Mmm. Are you not gonna finish that?

Philip: Too full.

Chloe: Oh, yeah, actually, me too. Oh, maggie really outdid herself with that meal. But I do know a really great way to burn off a bunch of thanksgiving calories.

Philip: I’m listening.

Chloe: I think we should take a nice…long walk to the riverbank and check on our tree.

[Dramatic music]

Belle: Oh, how’s susan?

Steve: She’s doing okay. Kayla said tony and anna could keep her and ej company for a little while. Any word from your dad?

Belle: No. He’s not answering my calls. He’s not returning my messages. I’m just–I mean, I know he’s worried about my mom, but to go after her when she is so out of control like this, I–

Steve: Belle. Belle, listen. No one is tougher than your old man. If anyone can find marlena and get through to her, it’s john.

Belle: [Sighs]

Ciara: Marlena, we were just talking about you.

Marlena: P-please, close the door.

Ben: Oh, what’s–what’s wrong?

Marlena: You’ve gotta help me. You have to hide me.

[Tense music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

[Soft music]

John: [Gasps] Oh, man. Look at you. How’s doug and julie?

Shawn: She’s putting him to bed. But we’re lucky they’re alive.

John: I think we’re all lucky to be alive.

Shawn: Yeah, my grandparents are incredibly brave. The way that they called out marlena–or the devil?

John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Shawn: My grandma said that after marlena knocked me out that she–that she called on the power of love to protect herself and doug and it worked.

John: [Laughs] Leave it to julie williams to scare satan away. I’m glad you’re all okay, kid. Except for that crack on your head.

Shawn: Yeah. Look, steve said that you were on your way to the hospital. I mean, based on the way that you look, I mean, doesn’t look like such a bad idea.

John: No, no, no, that’s all on hold until I can find doc.

Shawn: What happened to you, john? And where have you been? What did marlena do to you?

John: [Exhales heavily]

Ciara: What are you talking about? Are you okay?

Ben: Why do you need us to hide you?

Marlena: It’s john.

Ciara: John?

Ben: What’s going on?

Ciara: What is it, marlena? What’s wrong?

Ben: Please. Hey, we’re here to help you. Whatever it is.

Marlena: I never thought i would have to tell anybody this. And I’m afraid you’re gonna have a very hard time believing me.


Ben: You’re shaking. You need to sit down.

Ciara: Yeah, let me get you some water.

Marlena: [Exhales heavily]

Ciara: Here.

Marlena: Thank you. I guess I’m–I’m not sure where to start.

Ben: Whatever it is, you can tell us.

Marlena: Well, the– the reason–the reason john is after me is because john’s been abusing me.

[Tense music]

It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on

Maggie: You know what? It doesn’t matter how many you’ve had to drink. The important thing is, is that you called me.

Brady: [Clears throat] Maggie, I–I haven’t even had a slip of it. I’ve been staring at it for an hour and 26 minutes and 35 seconds now.

Maggie: I am just so glad you called.

Brady: I’m glad you came.

Maggie: I’m your family.

[Sighs] I’m your sponsor. I know how difficult holidays can be. And I know how hard you’ve had it recently. So why don’t we get that gentlemen to take that away?

Brady: Yeah, I– I regretted it the minute I ordered it. Just couldn’t find the strength to send it back.

Maggie: Hmm. I understand. I mean, that’s the pull alcohol has over us.

Brady: Yeah.

Maggie: When we least expect it…[Sighs] We can find ourself with that urge– with that urge to pick it up.

[Clears throat] I can’t imagine how hard it was for you finding kristen about to run off with rachel and begging you not to turn her in.

Brady: The look on that little girl’s face. She was just looking up at me like… kristen’s desperation, it just all–the whole damn thing just broke–broke me up, maggie. It broke my heart.

Maggie: Well, listen. Unfortunately for addicts like us…

Brady: Mm-hmm.

Maggie: People can have just as much of a hold over us as alcohol. Especially when that person is the mother of our child. And the woman that once and I’m guessing you still love very deeply.

Brady: I heard from kristen’s lawyer. She wanted to see me, and I came really close to doing it, I did, maggie, but I’m–I’m–I… can’t do it. I can’t do it. I can’t–I got to end it. It–it has to end, right?

Maggie: Yeah, so you ended with a scotch instead?

Brady: Well, if I’m completely honest with you, this–this drink is not just about kristen. It’s also about chloe.

Maggie: Oh.

Chloe: What do you say? I’m feeling a little extra thankful for my amazing boyfriend, and what better way to celebrate than to go visit our tree?

[Dramatic music]

Philip: [Growling] That is an awesome idea, but I am so stuffed, I can hardly move.

Chloe: Hmm.

Philip: In case you haven’t noticed, it’s cold outside.

Chloe: Since when are you afraid of a little chill factor?

Philip: Since I’m curled up on this couch with my beautiful girlfriend…

Chloe: Mm-hmm.

Philip: In this nice warm house.

Chloe: Oh, so that’s a no?

Philip: It is.

Chloe: How about tomorrow?

Philip: Black friday? And miss all the sales?

Chloe: Oh, stop it. Very funny. You’re probably gonna be working anyway. Okay, but I do wanna make a date to go visit our sweet little tree. I wanna see how it’s doing.

Shawn: So all this time, you were in the dimera crypt? And marlena put you there?

John: Shawn, it wasn’t marlena. Doc is fighting as hard as she can, but she is just no match for a force of evil as powerful as the devil.

Shawn: Yeah, I’d have to agree. Look, let me take you to the hospital. I mean, belle’s there right now. She’s worried sick about you. I’m sure she would love to see with her own two eyes that you’re alive and you’re well.

John: Kid, I would love nothing more than to wrap my arms around my daughter right now and tell her, “kid, everything is gonna be okay,” but I can’t do that, not until–

Shawn: Till you find marlena.

John: I gotta stop her, shawn. I gotta save her. Before she knocked you out, did she say anything about her plans?

Shawn: No, I think her plan was just to finish us off. Until–till julie drove her away.

John: Well, then maybe you should–you should give this back to julie.

Shawn: I think, right now, I think that you could use it a lot more.

[Tense music]

Ciara: John’s been abusing you?

Ben: I am so, so sorry, dr. Evans. Since–since when?

Marlena: Well, it’s been going on for some time.

Ciara: Hasn’t he been out of town for some undercover assignment?

Marlena: He was. He was. I–I was hoping the time away would do him some good, help him, you know, deal with his demons. And then he came home this morning and–

Ben: What happened? What happened?

Marlena: He did that.

Ben: John did that?

Ciara: Why?

Marlena: Well, I’m afraid he doesn’t need much of a reason. He–he came home and I–I told him I was so happy to see him because he’d been gone for a while, and he–he felt that I was was guilting him about his job. And then– and then he grabbed me.

Ben: This is unbelievable.

Marlena: Yeah, well, see, I’m a psychiatrist. I’m supposed to be able to help people with their problems, but I can’t even seem to help myself.

Ciara: And do you really think that john is going to come after you?

Marlena: Oh, oh, he–he was in–he was in such a rage when I left the house, I– I’m afraid to go back there.

Ben: I’m so sorry.

Ciara: Yeah, this is horrible. I just–I’m sorry, marlena, but this doesn’t sound like john. Why give your family just any eggs

Maggie: So this is about chloe? I–I knew that victor was trying to push the two of you together, but I just thought it was his wishful thinking.

Brady: Wishful, yeah. Granddad’s skills as a matchmaker are highly exaggerated and overrated. Chloe and I are not together. That being said, despite my desire to suppress them, I do–I have some real feelings for her, maggie, some deep-rooted feelings for her, and I really can’t do anything about it because–

Maggie: She’s with philip.

Brady: Yeah.

Chloe: Oh, it was so beautiful that day we planted the tree. Look how small it was. It’s probably so much bigger now. I’m just sorry I haven’t had the time to go visit it lately.

Philip: They’ve been working you awfully hard at basic black. How’s it going over there?

Chloe: Great. I mean, this week, we were really crunched because we were trying to get the latest sales projections in before the holiday, but other than that, business as usual.

Philip: So no big developments to report?

Chloe: Like what? How about we stop talking about philip and we get back to work?

Brady: That’s a good idea.

Chloe: Brady, seriously, I mean it. You cannot tell anybody what happened here last night. I mean–

Brady: I–I know what you mean. I know. You’re referring to the sex that happened on the conference table. Okay, listen, I’m– I’m not gonna tell a soul about it. It’ll be our secret, okay?

[Dramatic music]

Philip: Oh, I don’t know. Seems like you’ve been working long hours. Haven’t seen you that much. Just thought there might be something big going on.

Chloe: Well, there–there is one development.

Philip: A new product line?

Chloe: I need to talk to you about brady.

Shawn: I’m checking the latest incident report, and nope, no sign of marlena.

[Phone rings] Oh. Hey, sweetie.

Belle: Oh, thank god. I just called the salem pd, and they said you weren’t there. Where are you? And where is my mom?

Shawn: Look, I’m still at the house. Your–your mom got away from me.

Belle: What do you mean she got away? Are you okay?

Shawn: Yeah, nothing a little bit of aspirin can’t fix.

Belle: Oh, my god, shawn.

Shawn: I’m fine. I’m fine. So are doug and julie. And the good news is, your dad’s safe. He just got here a little while ago.

Belle: Oh, thank god. Is he hurt?

Shawn: He’s a little worse for wear, but he says he’s okay. He’s actually right here.

[Suspenseful music]

Marlena: I don’t blame you for being skeptical.

Ciara: No, I don’t mean to upset you. It’s just, john is madly in love with you. He is so gentle with you. I–I simply can’t picture him trying to hurt you.

Marlena: No, I understand it’s out of character, but ever since the aneurysm, he–he flies into these fits of rage.

Ciara: Aneurysm?

Ben: Yeah, it happened last fall when you were…

Ciara: Oh, right

Ben: I thought these episodes had stopped.

Marlena: No, I’m afraid not. Sometimes he’s normal, and then other times, he goes into this insane rage. I–I just never thought that– no matter how angry he got, I never thought that he would hurt me.

Ben: But he did.

Marlena: Yeah, I–I guess that’s why I haven’t said anything. I mean, I–I didn’t wanna believe it myself. But all these months, things have gotten worse and worse and worse, and it doesn’t stop, but I just keep thinking, “I’m alone.” I’m just scared. I’m just so scared.

Ben: Listen, you don’t have to be afraid anymore. You don’t have to be afraid. I promise you ciara and i are gonna do everything that we can do to help you and to help john, whatever you need.

Marlena: Oh, I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Gosh, I must be such a mess. I–I hope you don’t mind if I just clean up a little bit.

Ben: Of course, yeah.

Marlena: Excuse me. Thank you.

Ben: This is unreal. John’s just been abusing her for the last year?

Ciara: Yeah, that’s what she says.

Ben: You don’t believe her?

Ciara: I don’t know. Obviously she’s scared.

Ben: Obviously she has a bruise on her wrist, ciara, but–

Ciara: No, I–I see that. I–I just–for some reason, I’m wondering if maybe there’s a little bit more to this.

Ben: There’s more? More how?

Ciara: I don’t know. I don’t know, but I cannot imagine him hurting her. And I cannot imagine her putting up with it for a year. And I cannot imagine him coming after her.

[Banging on door]

John: Marlena.

[Banging on door] Open up! I know you’re in there, marlena. Come on. Hi susan! Honey?

Brady: I blew it, maggie. A little while back, chloe actually–she admitted to me that she had feelings for me.

Maggie: You were in love with kristen.

Brady: [Sighs] Well, I’m–I’m always gonna–gonna love kristen. She’s the–she’s the mother of my daughter. But…I feel like I’ve been lying to myself for a long time about her, thinking that she’s gonna change. I know she’s gonna change. She’s not gonna change. She’s got these insecurities and this jealousy that just– I feel like I’m talking about philip right now.

Maggie: Philip isn’t kristen, brady.

Brady: No, he’s not, but I’ll tell you what. The guy freaks out every single time he sees chloe and i together.

Maggie: And you don’t do anything at all to push his buttons?

Brady: No, I don’t pu– I don’t– but yeah, I mean, I–I guess I’ve pushed a button here and there, but I don’t–look, I don’t do it anymore. Honestly, chloe and I are colleagues. We’re dear friends and nothing more. Even though I don’t think philip is ever gonna have the capacity to be the man or the–the partner that chloe needs.

Maggie: And have you voiced any of this to chloe?

Brady: Oh, yeah. Chloe is fully aware of how I feel about philip. But I’m–I’m trying to do the honorable thing here.

Maggie: Stand back and hope that this relationship with him just implodes on its own?

Brady: Maybe.

[Sighs] Don’t look at me like that. Okay, yeah, that’s exactly– that’s exactly what I am hoping for, completely.

Maggie: Mm, and what if it doesn’t happen?

Brady: If it doesn’t happen, then I accept defeat and I do nothing.

Maggie: Except land in a bar like this.

Brady: All right, maggie. Touché. Fine, but look, I’m serious. I am serious about this. I–I don’t care whether I think philip is right for chloe or not. I’m not gonna interfere. I’ll tell you what. It does hurt like hell to think that chloe and i could have had a real chance if philip wasn’t in the picture.

Philip: Why would you need to talk to me about brady?

Chloe: [Sighs] Well, I know that you and lucas saw me and brady walk into the salem inn the day that I moved out.

Philip: How did you know we saw you?

Chloe: Brady told me.

Philip: And what did brady have to say about it?

Chloe: Well, he said that lucas basically confronted him and accused him of sleeping with me behind your back, and I wanted to talk to you about it, but I wanted to wait until you mentioned it first, but it’s been weeks, and you haven’t said a word.

[Banging on door]

John: Come on, marlena! I know you’re in there! Doc, open up!

[Banging on door] Open up!

[Tense music]

Ben: John.

John: Let me in, ben! I know she’s in there! Let me in! Let me in!

Ben: You need to go home, john. You need to get out of here.

John: I’m not going anywhere until I see her, so let me in!


Ben: The best thing you can do right now, john, is to go home and you cool off.

John: After all that bitch has done, what, now it’s my fault?

Ben: You need to leave, john.

John: Everything she’s telling you is a lie, ben. She’s just trying to get you on her side.

Ben: You need to leave. You need to go home.

John: I know you’re in there, doc! I know you’re in there! You’re in there spewing your filthy lies about me. Well, it’s over. You hear me? I’m gonna stop you once and for all. I’m gonna kill you. I swear to god, I’m gonna kill you!

Belle: What do you mean my dad’s gone?

Shawn: He was just here a second ago. Maybe he went to go look for your mother. Oh, my god, john, john.

Belle: Shawn? Shawn? What’s going on?

John: It’s not like she says. She’s no victim. You hear me? Doc, you are no victim. You got everything you deserve, and you’re gonna get everything that’s coming to you.

Ciara: Ben, close the door.

John: No, open the door! Bitch.

Maggie: Well, I wish I could give you some advice, but I don’t know what to say.

Brady: Maggie, I’ll tell you what. It can’t be any worse than the advice I got from marlena.

Maggie: Well, what did she tell you?

Brady: She told me to take chloe and throw her on the conference table and ravage her.

Maggie: [Laughs]

Brady: Yeah.

Maggie: Marlena?

Brady: Mm-hmm.

Maggie: She actually said that?

Brady: She actually said that.

Maggie: That doesn’t sound like marlena at all. What’s gotten into her?

Brady: I don’t know. I don’t know, but I didn’t go through with it, obviously.

Maggie: Good.

Brady: I did–I did not take her advice. And so there you have it. Once again, maggie, I–I lost the girl before I even really got the chance to get her. And all to a man who is just a– sorry, I–no more dumping on philip. He’s your stepson. I’m–I’m sorry.

Maggie: I love philip, but I love you too. I just–I hate to see you in so much pain. All I want is for both of you to be happy. And unfortunately, you both can’t have chloe.

[Soft jazzy music]

Philip: I didn’t ask you about you and brady going into salem inn because there was nothing to know, right?

Chloe: Of course not. Nothing happened between me and brady that night.

[Dramatic music]

Brady only walked in with me to help me with my luggage.

Philip: That’s exactly what I assumed.

Chloe: Well, good. I’m glad. I do kind of have another confession. When brady told me what you and lucas saw, I just–I assumed that you were gonna just fly into another jealous rage. And when you didn’t mention anything, I was relieved. I took it as a sign that you finally trust me.

Philip: I’ve learned my lesson, chloe. I know how important trust is in a relationship. Once it’s broken, it’s all over.

John: [Groans]

Belle: How are you feeling?

John: I’m okay, sweetheart.

Belle: All this time, you were in this horrible crypt, and, you know, we just believed mom when she told us you were undercover, and we should have looked harder. We–we should have questioned her more.

John: Izzy, izzy, izzy, first of all, it wasn’t your mother. So there’s no way you could’ve known. All that matters now is that we–we need to find her. Listen, I don’t suppose you’d spring me if I asked really nicely, like, please?

Kayla: Mm. Not a chance. You are staying right here where I can keep an eye on you.

Belle: Dad, you passed out. You’re staying, even if I have to guard you myself. So is he gonna be okay?

Kayla: Well, I’ve ordered a ct scan just to make sure that there’s no head injury, but judging from the circumstances, I would say that he is dehydrated and exhausted. So we’ll give him some fluids and some rest, and then I believe he’ll be all right.

John: There, you heard it. Your old man’s indestructible.

Belle: Well, thank god steve found you when he did. ‘Cause there’s really no telling what the devil had in store for you.

John: [Sighs]

Steve: Here you go, buddy.

Shawn: Oh, thanks.

Steve: Marlena really got you good, huh?

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, she did.

Steve: Well, I know she’s your mother-in-law, but why didn’t you cuff her before you took her down into the station?

Shawn: Look, I did. I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life. She just–she just snapped the cuffs like they were trinkets. And then she threw me across the room without breaking a sweat.

Steve: Across the room, huh? Did you get yourself checked out?

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, kayla looked me over. I’m fine. Just wanna make sure that john’s okay. And then we need to find marlena. Look, anybody who comes in contact with her, they’re in serious danger.

Marlena: Is he gone?

Ben: Yeah, I don’t worry. You’re safe. We’re not gonna let him anywhere near you.

Ciara: I–I can’t even believe that was john. I barely even recognized him.

Marlena: I know. That’s not the man I married.

Ben: Yeah, well, I’m calling the police.

Marlena: No, no.

Ben: He’s dangerous, dr. Evans.

Marlena: No, the thing is that he’s got friends in the department, so I don’t want him to be able to talk his way out of it.

Ciara: Okay, well, what about family?

Marlena: Well, gosh, eric’s out of the country, and sami’s gone, and… well, belle and brady, I–I don’t want to put them in a position where they have to turn against their father.

Ben: Well, I mean, there’s gotta be something we can do.

Marlena: There is. We have to leave town right now.

[Tense music]

Kayla: Here you go.

John: Thank you.

[Monitor beeping] You know, your husband saved my life today.

Kayla: You’re his very best friend in the whole world. And when you vanished and we finally realized that marlena was lying to us about where you were, there was nothing that was gonna stop him from finding you. Not even the devil.

John: That’s my partner.

Kayla: You know, john, I owe you an apology.

John: Yeah, and why’s that?

Kayla: I was so angry with you for playing that tape of doug’s session with marlena, but you knew in your gut that there was something terribly wrong with marlena and that that tape was the key. If only we had listened to that tape sooner, you know, maybe we could’ve stopped marlena before she went after you or doug or susan.

John: Kay, kay, kay, kay, no, no, no, no. This is–this is lucifer we’re talking about here. It doesn’t matter when we would have listened to that tape. He would have found a way to stop us. What’s important now is that we know what we are fighting, and all that matters is that we win that fight for doc’s sake.

Ben: You want us to leave town with you?

Marlena: Well, just for a little while. Look, I’m afraid if I go alone, john will find me. Oh, well, yeah, you’ve got your own family to think about. You got the baby coming and all that. I know it’s a big decision. Why don’t I just go freshen up again and let you talk about it?

[Dramatic music]

Oh, don’t let me down, ben.

Ciara: Look, we–we can’t just leave town, ben.

Ben: You heard john. You saw him. This guy’s totally lost it.

Ciara: Yeah, okay, and there must be a better way that we can help her that doesn’t involve us packing up our things and leaving town.

Ben: I know it seems like a lot, but this woman has never asked anything of me.

Ciara: Okay, but this? Go where, ben? For how long? I am finally working again. You have a job.

Ben: I understand that. She’s scared, ciara, and she needs our help right now.

Ciara: I know, I know, but there’s just–there’s something so weird about all of this. It’s just fundamentally weird. It’s all out of nowhere.

Ben: You heard marlena. This has been going on for almost a year. John’s aneurysm?

Ciara: Okay, well, maybe we can find a way to help him. Maybe we can call brady or call belle.

Ben: She said she doesn’t wanna get anybody else involved.

Ciara: I know, but they’re family, ben.

Ben: I know that, ciara. But after everything she has done for me, maybe it’s my turn to help her. She’s the person who never stopped believing in me. She changed my life. Hell, she gave me my life back. We are about to have a baby right now because that woman convinced me that i could be a good father.

[Dramatic music]

Marlena: Well, did you decide?

Limu emu… & doug

Chloe: Thank you so much for understanding and for trusting me. You have no idea how much it means.

Philip: What do you say we go upstairs and tuck in and see what christmas movies are on?

Chloe: Mm, I would love that, but I really have to head back to the salem inn.

Philip: Video chat with parker?

Chloe: No, I wish. He went to bed ages ago. But I have a super early morning meeting in the square.

Philip: My little workaholic.

Chloe: [Chuckles]

Philip: You can’t beat that commute.

Chloe: No. But I’ll see you tomorrow?

Philip: You bet.

Chloe: Okay. Mm.

Philip: All that talk about trust right before she goes to meet her boyfriend? There’s not a chance in hell her and brady are gonna make a fool of me.

Brady: Belle, thanks for– thanks for calling. Oh, my god.

Maggie: So john’s in the hospital?

Brady: Yeah, he is.

Maggie: Well, is he all right?

Brady: He’s–he’s–he’s gonna be all right. But marlena is not.

Maggie: Marlena? Well, what happened?

Brady: Oh, my god. That’s why. That’s–that’s why that advice that she gave me was so crazy, because it–it wasn’t her at all.

Maggie: Wait a minute. What on earth you talking about?

Brady: Maggie, this is gonna sound really crazy, but I’m just gonna tell you. Marlena has been possessed by the devil… again.

Maggie: Oh, no.

Steve: Hey there. There’s my partner. Looking a lot better than the last time I saw you.

John: Well, you know, I was having myself a pretty below-average thanksgiving till you showed up.

Kayla: [Laughs]

Steve: You doing okay?

John: Well, if I can get your wifey to sneak me in a sliver of her world-famous pumpkin pie, I’ll be good as new.

Kayla: Hmm, with a little rest and some fluids. We’re still waiting on the ct report.

John: Details, only details. You know, I’ve always been grateful for your friendship. But with everything that’s going on here right now with–with doc out there needing our help, today I’m extra thankful for the two of you.

Steve: We’re by your side on this, buddy. We found you. We’re gonna find marlena too. Okay.

Shawn: How’s your dad doing?

Belle: Oh, well, he’s okay for someone who’s been locked in a crypt for weeks. Of course, all he wants to do is get out of here and go find my mom.

Shawn: Well, I’m right there with him on that. Look, belle I–I’ve been holding off on officially reporting this, but I–

Belle: I know. I know. You don’t have a choice.

[Tense music]

Shawn: Yeah, this is detective brady. I need to put out an apb on marlena evans.

Tell all units to approach with caution. Dr. Evans should be considered extremely dangerous.

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