Days of Our Lives Transcript
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[Soft dramatic music]
Gwen: Xander, what’s going on?
Xander: I just got a call from kristen dimera. Turns out, sarah never betrayed me. She never stopped loving me. She never ran away with rex. It was all a setup! She’s trapped on some remote island. I’m gonna rescue her.
Gwen: But what about us?
Xander: There is no us. Not anymore.
Xander: Gwen, what’s wrong?
Chad: I just talked to your lawyer.
Kristen: The lawyer that ej hired because he’s too cowardly to represent me himself? Too scared of bad publicity? Just tell me what they said.
Chad: He, uh– he did everything he could to keep you here until the trial, but, uh, the judge wouldn’t go for it.
Kristen: [Scoffs] All right, what do we do now?
Chad: I’m sorry, but, uh, looks like you’re headed back to statesville.
Ej: Mother, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry for everything.
[Knock at door]
Nicole: I came as soon as I heard about susan. How is she?
Ej: She’s gonna be okay, thank god.
Nicole: And how are you? Are you okay?
Sami: Oh, god.
[Groans] I am about to freaking lose it. Let me out. Hey! Can you hear me? Let me out of here! I have to get the hell out of here!
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Ej: Of course I’m okay. It’s my mother I’m worried about.
Nicole: Well, I heard she’s gonna make a full recovery, so that’s wonderful.
Nicole: But you look like you’ve been through the wringer. Did you get any slept?
Ej: [Sighs] She was so scared, she didn’t want me to leave. She was convinced the devil was coming back. Kept crying out to satan to stay away from her elvis. She finally fell asleep before you arrived.
Nicole: Did she have another psychotic breakdown?
Ej: Let’s step outside.
Sami: You know, you could just give me a little warning next time. You almost knocked me over.
Jason: [Laughs] Well, next time, I’ll call out, “it’s me, jason, your favorite guard.”
Sami: [Laughs] Don’t flatter yourself.
Jason: Ah, someone’s in a good mood this morning, huh?
Sami: Well, you’re late and empty-handed. Where’s my breakfast?
Jason: Ah, you don’t get breakfast today.
Sami: Why not? You’ve been keeping me here for three months. Obviously, your job is to keep me alive.
Jason: Well, you don’t get breakfast today ’cause you’ve been a very bad girl.
Sami: What are you talking about?
Jason: Well, you don’t get what you want until I get what I want.
[Laughs] Why give your family just ordinary eggs
Sami: Okay, jason, I’ll play your stupid game. What do you want?
Jason: My phone.
Jason: The burner phone you stole from me. Did a little inventory and realized it was missing. Where is it?
Sami: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Jason: I think you do. And if you don’t hand it over, I’ll do something a lot worse than just deprive you of some food.
Sami: Fine. It’s not gonna do you any good anyway. It’s dead.
Jason: [Chuckles] Oh, really? Let’s just bring it back to life, shall we? Who’d you call last night?
Sami: My mother.
Jason: And you’re still in here?
[Laughs] She must not give a damn about you, huh?
Sami: For your information, she was desperate to try to help me. But she can’t because she’s in trouble too. She’s in a lot of trouble. You have a mother, don’t you, jason?
Jason: What’s your point?
Sami: What would you do if she was alone, if your mother was alone and terrified and in grave danger? You would do anything you could to help her, wouldn’t you? That’s all I’m asking for. Please. Please, I know you have a heart in there. Just asking for you to let me get back to the people that I love.
Ej: [Sighs, clears throat] I–I was celebrating thanksgiving with anna and tony when steve johnson suddenly turned up with my mother.
Nicole: Oh, my god. Where did he find her?
Ej: In one of the family crypts. Apparently, he’d come looking for john black and found the two of them in there. I called 911, and they were able to stabilize mother in the ambulance. But when I first saw her with steve, all pale and lifeless, I just kept telling her to hang on.
Nicole: And she did.
Ej: When she opened her eyes, she was so happy to see me.
Ej: Overcome with relief.
Nicole: So let me see if I have this right. Susan thought satan wanted you dead?
Ej: The story she told me was quite convoluted. Something about marlena being possessed by the devil and demanding my mother kill john black. And if she refused, the devil would kill me.
Nicole: So susan thought if she stabbed herself, then satan would take her instead?
Ej: Something like that.
Nicole: [Sighs] Do you think it was a delusion?
Ej: At first, of course. Marlena isn’t marlena; she’s the devil? It’s impossible. I told my mother as much. But steve disagreed.
Nicole: Did he say why?
Ej: Before he could go into it, he got a text from kayla and he had to step outside.
[Soft dramatic music]
I still can’t believe what she did. The sacrifice she was willing to make.
Nicole: But the threat probably wasn’t real.
Ej: Whether it was or not, she was still willing to die for me. This brave, kind, selfless woman, for all these years, I was ashamed of her, pretended she didn’t exist. Yet she was still willing to sacrifice her life for mine. I don’t deserve it. I don’T.
Nicole: It’s okay. It’s okay.
Chad: Look at me. Tell me you’re not gonna escape again.
Kristen: Of course not.
Kristen: No, I’m not. I’m not. It just– look, I just meant that it’s not a given that I’m going to prison. So, you know, I’ve got money. And I can hire a team of lawyers, and they can help me with this appeal.
Chad: Okay. Well, if there’s anything I can do to help, I–I will. But unfortunately, you’re gonna have to start that process from statesville.
Kristen: Well, when are they transferring me?
Chad: Probably today.
Kristen: Oh, god. Okay, in that case, I don’t know, can you get me something to eat? I mean, just something at that little sandwich counter downstairs is fine.
Chad: [Clears throat] Yeah. Of course. All right.
Chad: Give me 20 minutes.
I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.
Sami: So you see, my mother is being held against her will. She is chained to a wall.
Jason: Why doesn’t she call the cops? She got a phone.
Sami: I swear to god, if something happens to my mother, I will make you pay!
Jason: You can yell all you want here, lady. No one’s gonna hear you. Let’s just see who you’ve been chatting with, all right? Huh.
Sami: You don’t have to check. I’m happy to tell you.
Jason: So first you called mommy, and then?
Sami: My husband.
Ej: [Sighs] Well, that was embarrassing.
Nicole: No. No, not at all. Just shows you have a heart.
Ej: Was that in doubt?
Nicole: Well, you don’t normally wear it on your sleeve, so…
Ej: I suppose that’s true. In fact, you’re one of the few people who has ever seen that side of me.
Nicole: I’m honored that you let me.
[Soft dramatic music]
Rafe: Mm, you know, I hate to break this up, but I’ve got to get to work.
Ava: Oh, my god.
Rafe: Yeah, mm-hmm.
Ava: Of course. Of course you do. Oh. Yeah. I guess I need to figure out how I’m gonna be spending my days now that I’m no longer scheming with philip to steal your sister’s company.
Rafe: Oh, yeah. Any ideas?
Ava: Hmm. I need to get a job. But on the up-and-up this time. No threats. No blackmail.
Rafe: That sounds like–yes, I like that, good.
Ava: Good plan?
Rafe: Yeah, good plan.
Ava: I hope you know how grateful I am that you were able to put what I tried to do to gabi in the past.
Rafe: Well, we said that we are putting all our mistakes behind us, right?
Rafe: Clean slate.
Ava: And now that I have another chance, I’m not gonna do anything to mess it up.
Rafe: Same here.
Gwen: Feel better, darling?
Xander: Much. And not only because we just did what we do so very well together but also because whenever I get off track in my head, go to some dark place in the past, you– you just always know what to say and what to do to bring me right back here with you, where I’m so incredibly happy.
Gwen: I’m so glad.
[Sighs] Not to be rude, but would you mind if I just checked my phone for messages? I’m hoping for word from my father.
Xander: Go right ahead.
Xander: Well, maybe he, you know, nipped out of town for thanksgiving and he’ll call you when he gets back.
Xander: Look, I know how badly you want to repair your relationship with jack. Remember, maggie’s gonna talk to him, try and get him to come around.
Gwen: Yeah, but how much of an effort is she really going to put in? She loves abigail, and she knows that I tried to destroy her life.
Xander: I explained to maggie that you–you’re a different person now. A kind, caring person who only wants to make things right with her family. So please, just be patient, love. And in the meantime, you still got me. I’m not going anywhere.
Gwen: Oi! You said you aren’t going anywhere.
Xander: I’m just gonna, you know, go for a shower. You’re welcome to join if you like.
Gwen: Chad? Why are you phoning me?
Kristen: It’s not chad. It’s kristen. Hi sabrina!
Ej: Well, it was nice while it lasted.
Nicole: What do you mean?
Ej: You seeing me as an indomitable force. Powerful, ruthless, unshakable.
Nicole: Oh, no, I still see you and all those things.
Ej: Even though you witnessed me blubbering like a child?
Nicole: Oh, ej, come on. We talked about this. You know, just because you’re vulnerable doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means that you’re human. And in my eyes, at least, a very attractive human.
Ej: Well, you can hardly blame me for being wary about letting my guard down. I did that with samantha, and you can see where that got me.
Nicole: Speaking of, have you gotten any more calls like you did the other night that you thought it might be sami?
Ej: No, and whoever it was, they never called back. And if they do and it is samantha, I can handle it.
Nicole: But why should you have to? I mean, you’re going through so much already. Although I have to admit, it is strange that you haven’t heard from sami before now.
Ej: Why is that strange? I told her that I didn’t want her in my life anymore.
Nicole: But after you kicked her out, she went to see gabi to ask her if she can move into the mansion so she could badger you into reconciliation. I mean, it was sami’s mission to get you to forgive her. And, what, she just disappears off the face of the earth?
Ej: Apparently so.
Nicole: The only explanation I can come up with is that she decided not to get back together with you. But why? I mean, why would sami do that?
Jason: Why would you call your husband? I mean, your marriage blew up in your face.
Sami: What do you know about my marriage?
Jason: I read the tabloids. Ej dimera threw you out on your ass after you cheated on him with your ex-husband. There’s no way he’s gonna–
Sami: Okay, okay, that–that story was a huge exaggeration, all right? We had a fight. He was upset, with good reason, over my lapse in judgment.
Jason: Lapse in judgment? You slept with a dude behind his back.
Sami: Listen, ej is my husband.
Sami: And even when he’s furious at me, he still loves me. If he knew I was in trouble, he would come running.
Jason: [Laughs] I thought you called him.
Sami: I did. Phone went dead the second he picked up. But if it weren’t for that, he would be breaking down this door right now.
Jason: Uh-huh. I seriously doubt that.
Kristen: Oh, you didn’t think I’d forgotten about you.
Gwen: [Sighs] I can’t talk now.
Kristen: Fine. Then put your boyfriend on. I’ll tell him that his fiancée is alive and well and that she never wanted to break his heart.
Gwen: No, please. Please don’T.
Kristen: Here’s the deal, gwennie. I just got word that I’m being sent back to statesville, possibly as soon as today. So I need you to act now.
Gwen: What do you bloody expect me to do?
Kristen: I expect you to get me out of here asap.
Gwen: And if I can’t?
Kristen: Well, then I’ll call xander and tell him where to find sarah, and he will dump you so fast, it’ll make your head spin.
Okay, we’re not gonna ask for
Gwen: [Sighs] Well, I don’t know how you expect me to do this.
Kristen: You’re having a crisis of conscience? Please, gwennie, compared to everything else you’ve done, this is a piece of cake.
Gwen: Well, no, actually, it’s not really a moral issue. It’s more of a practical one. You see, I’ve never busted anyone out of jail before. I don’t even have a clue where to begin.
Kristen: Well, then enjoy being single. Hey, maybe you’ll meet someone at sarah and xander’s wedding.
Gwen: No, please, please, don’t–just don’t– don’t tell him. Don’t punish me for something that I would do in a heartbeat if I could.
Kristen: Mm. Do I have to do everything myself? If I tell you how to do this, do you promise to go through with it? No excuses? No cold feet?
Gwen: Yes, of course.
Kristen: Okay. Then I’ll get you some help.
Gwen: I have to go.
Xander: Who was that?
Chad: It’s for kristen.
Rafe: Oh. She know she’s going back to statesville?
Chad: Yeah, I just told her.
Rafe: Okay. Why don’t you also tell her that if she’s planning on the old switcheroo again, you know, with susan, it ain’t gonna happen. Susan’s in the hospital.
Chad: I heard. Crazy story.
Chad: She’s doing okay, though.
Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, she’ll be fine as long as she doesn’t get roped into helping kristen again.
Chad: I doubt there’s anybody in this town right now that would help my sister.
Rafe: Yeah. Well, lani’s her best friend, but she’d never risk it. There’s always ava.
Chad: They go way back.
Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, they do. In fact, last time kristen was in custody and she traded places with susan, ava’s the one that found her.
Chad: You think she helped her escape?
Rafe: Well, I did ask her point-blank, and ava said she went into the interrogation room looking for me and she found–she found susan unconscious on the floor, never even saw kristen, and if she had seen her that she would have told me right away.
Chad: And you believe her?
Rafe: Yeah. I do.
Kristen: It’s me, kristen.
Ava: Kristen? I heard you got arrested.
Kristen: Yeah, I’m at the police station right now.
Ava: So why are you calling me?
Kristen: Well, I need a favor.
Kristen: Well, the last time I was in a bind, you helped me out and you looked the other way so I could escape, so I need you–
Ava: Listen, kristen, if you are asking me to help you run from the police again, I can’t do it. Rafe and I are in a good place. We’re happy, and I am not gonna jeopardize that.
Kristen: You already have. And if you don’t get me out of here, I’m gonna tell commissioner hernandez all about it, how you aided and abetted me and then you went and lied to his face.
Ava: Come on, you can’T.
Kristen: Oh, I can, and I will.
Ava: Kristen, please.
Kristen: I don’t have time to argue, so listen up. Here’s exactly what you need to do.
Sami: No matter what happens between ej and me, I am still the mother of his children. And he is a very rich man. He will pay a small fortune to get me out of here.
Jason: I’d pay a small fortune to get you to shut up. Trust me.
Sami: Will you please just tell your employer that ej will pay?
Jason: My employer doesn’t care about money.
Sami: Why? Is he rich? Or she? Why are they holding me here? Jason, whoever this horrible person is that you’re working for, you just have to tell me. I have to know who it is. Please.
Nicole: Why would sami do a complete 180, just get up and leave when she said she would stay and fight for your marriage?
Ej: Like you said, she changed her mind.
Nicole: No. It’s not like sami to give up. Especially on you. And she would dig in, hold on, and be in your face 24-7 until she broke you down. But instead, she just disappeared? Why would sami do that?
Ej: Because of me.
To be a thriver with metastatic breast cancer
Kristen: [Sighs] So are we clear on this?
Ava: Yes. Absolutely.
Kristen: Okay, good. Now, get to work. All right, outgoing calls. Delete.
Chad: What are you– is that my phone?
Chad: Who–who’d you call?
Kristen: I was calling brady.
Chad: You are unbelievable.
Kristen: You know what? I’m sorry, chad. It’s just–I was desperate. I wanted to speak with rachel. I miss her very, very much, and I thought if he got the call from you, you know, it would be different. But as soon as he heard my voice, he hung up.
Chad: Here’s your food. I have to go.
Kristen: Oh, hey. Hey, thank you for this. And thank you for trying to help. Knowing that you still care gives me hope.
Chad: Yeah, well, hold on to it, ’cause right now, it’s all you got.
Xander: Who was on the phone?
Xander: Why would you want to talk to chad dimera?
Gwen: I didn’T. He–he phoned me.
Gwen: Oh, you know, to blast me yet again for lying about my miscarriage and trying to blow up his marriage.
Xander: God’s sake, he needs to get over–I mean, yeah, you caused some problems. But I mean, he still has a future, a family, a home with the love of his life. Some people have to settle for a lot less.
Gwen: People like you?
Xander: Why would you say that?
Gwen: You–you were talking about sarah earlier. Maybe it’s still bothering you.
Xander: No, it’s not. No. You were right. I need to forget about her. In fact, I already have.
Sami: I just need to know. I just need to know who’s behind this.
Jason: [Laughs] So you’ve said about a thousand times. You know that we had the same conversation every damn day since you got here?
Sami: Since I got here? Do you mean since the day that the thug chloroformed me at rafe hernandez’s house and dumped me here? Is that what you mean?
Jason: And every single time, you keep on asking who my boss is. I told you, you’re not gonna get that information from me.
Sami: [Sighs] Why not?
Jason: [Sighs] ‘Cause I’m no dummy. I know what side my bread is buttered on, all right?
Sami: Do you have to bring up food? You know how I get when I’m hungry.
Jason: Oh, kind of like the green blob in “ghostbusters,” right?
Sami: [Chuckles] Yes, actually, exactly like that.
Sami: So what do you say? Can I have my breakfast or what?
Jason: [Laughs] All right, fine. But this here, I’m taking it with me. All right?
Sami: Yes. Take it.
Nicole: Why would sami leave because of you?
Ej: I pushed her away. I told her I never wanted to see her again, and I meant it.
Nicole: Well, she cheated on you with lucas, so you have every right to be angry.
Ej: I was cruel. Perhaps too cruel.
Nicole: Whatever you said in that moment–
Ej: It wasn’t just that moment, nicole. I was vicious toward my wife for more than a year, verbally and emotionally abusive.
Nicole: You know, maybe we shouldn’t talk about this right now. You’re exhausted and–
Ej: Being up all night has given me a lot of time to think. Sitting there and watching my mother scared and helpless reminded me of what I went through after the fire. I was in so much pain, I didn’t want anyone near me.
Nicole: You went through some very severe trauma.
Ej: And so did my mother. And how did she react? Did she turn cold as ice? Start lashing out at the people that were trying to care for her? No, the complete opposite. She wants me as close as possible.
Nicole: But you two are very different people.
Ej: That doesn’t excuse my behavior.
Nicole: Ej, you were severely burned. You were covered from head to toe in bandages for months.
Ej: Hmm. And every day, I thought to myself that I wanted to die than rather live as the shell of the man that I’d become. I begged samantha to put me out of my misery. But she refused. She kept fighting for me long after I’d given up. And do you think I showed her any bit of appreciation? No. I was a monster. In fact, samantha told me how much she loved me, and I would scream at her to go to hell. She felt lonely, rejected. And so she betrayed me with that wretched simpleton.
But that doesn’t change the fact that she saved my life.
Nicole: Sounds like you feel more than anger toward sami.
Ej: I am still immensely grateful for everything she did for me, but she doesn’t know, because I told her to stay away. And she has.
Nicole: Ej, I mean, it sounds like you regret it.
It’s my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on
Ej: No. I don’t regret the decision I made about samantha.
Nicole: Are you sure? ‘Cause it sounds like you wish you had handled things differently.
Ej: As far as my recovery goes, sure. My behavior was atrocious. But that doesn’t justify the fact that my wife broke her vows. Doesn’t change the fact that she was unfaithful and then lied about it to my face repeatedly.
Nicole: Do you think you would have forgiven her if she had told you the truth from the beginning?
Ej: Doesn’t matter, because she didn’T. Now she’s gone. And I’m moving on.
Nicole… thank you for coming and checking up on me.
Nicole: Of course.
Ej: I’ve had a rather dark night of the soul. Feeling terribly guilty about how I’ve treated my mother, how I’ve treated everyone I’ve cared for. And you, you didn’t scold me or mock me for my behavior, being a bastard. You listened and gave me hope that things can be better moving forward and reminding me that I am right where I want to be. I’m with the person I want to be with.
Unless you’re still pining over rafe after your conference table sex.
Nicole: No, no.
Nicole: Ej. No. Not at all. I’m right where I want to be too. Like you said, moving on.
Kristen: Any news?
Rafe: The van taking you back to statesville is on its way.
Kristen: Huh, well, there must be a bunch of red tape to deal with before I go, forms to sign, paperwork to process.
Rafe: I took care of all that. Soon as it gets here, you’ll be on your way.
[Knock at door]
Ava: Gwen rizczech?
Gwen: Yes. Who are you?
Ava: Well, according to kristen dimera, I’m your new partner in crime.
Susan: Hmm. Elvis? Is that you, honey? Oh, jeepers! You’re not my elvis.
Xander: No, susan, it’s–it’s me, xander.
Susan: Oh, xander kiriakis.
Xander: I prefer cook.
Susan: Okay. What are you doing here?
Xander: Well, I heard about what happened to you, and I–I wanted to give you these.
[Sniffs] Mm. We don’t know each other, so why are you bringing me flowers?
Xander: Oh, I just– I don’t know, I wanted to thank you for what you did for me.
Susan: Is this one of those hidden-camera shows?
Xander: Why would you ask that?
Susan: Watch this. See, I just concentrated really, really, really hard, and I can’t think of a single thing that I’ve ever done for you.
Xander: You–you opened my eyes about my unfaithful fiancéE. You–you saved me from making the biggest mistake of my life.
Susan: I’m sorry, mr. Cook. I–I really don’t know what on god’s green earth you are talking about.
[Both chuckle] Here you go. It’s all ready for you.
Sami: Thank you.
Jason: Well, I try.
[Clears throat] You know, I just have to do it, take everything off the tray. I don’t like airplanes, cafeterias. Ever since I was a little kid, I had to eat it separate.
Jason: Hey, whatever works. It’s all good.
[Both chuckle] Oh, uh, jason, I just want to say I’m sorry about the phone thing. It won’t happen again.
Jason: Ah, cool. Well, it better not.
[Both chuckle] Eat up.
Sami: Right. Okay.