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especially this time of year. But I want you to know we’re all praying for you guys.

John: Yeah, appreciate that.

Steve: I think the big dude upstairs is going to come through for you because, you know, tomorrow’s a special day for him.

John: Yeah.

Steve: Season for miracles, right? You just have to keep the faith.

John: I’m doing my best. Hey, steve. Merry christmas, partner.

Steve: Merry christmas, john.

John: You know, we could use miracle right about now.

[Knock on door]

Ben: Is that okay?

Julie: Ooh, just a smidge to the left–

Doug: It’s perfect right where it is. Thank you, ben.


Ciara: Well, it makes me feel much better knowing that there’s a little angel watching over you two after we leave.

Doug: Angels we have

Both: Heard on high

sweetly singing

o’er the plain

and the mountains in reply

echoing their joyous strains



in excelsis deo

[Ominous musical sting]

Doug: Oh!

Ciara: Oh, no!

[Eerie music]

Doug: Oh, oh.

Demon marlena: Ho, ho, ho, everybody, and a merry christmas. Say, were all those cop cars outside for little old me?

Julie: What did you do to them?

Demon marlena: Well, let’s just say that I sent them to the north pole.

Doug: Marlena, what are you doing here?

Julia: What do you want with us?

Demon marlena: Well, gosh, i was hoping it was time to open presents. Because I’ve come for mine.

[Eerie music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

John: Gabriel! I don’t even believe this.

Gabriel: Merry christmas, john. It’s been a long time. Might you be able to extend some hospitality to a weary traveler?

John: Oh, of course! Of course. Where’s my manners? Please, come in, come in.

Gabriel: Thank you.

John: God, you don’t know how good it is to see you.

Gabriel: I have some idea. You didn’t think that I would stay away, did you? Not when you’re going through such a trying time.

John: Gabe, I’m telling you, I have never in my life just felt so helpless and so scared.

Gabriel: I understand. But you must remember that god is always with you, even if you can’t see him.

John: Well, you know, I need god to do more than just see me right now.

Gabriel: I know that you do. I’m not supposed to get involved in people’s affairs, but these circumstances are… extraordinary, to say the least.

John: Oh, marlena is in such terrible trouble. I’m starting to believe that only divine intervention is going to save her.

Gabriel: Then I guess it’s a good thing that I’m here.

John: You can help me find her then, right? Because I don’t have any idea where to start!

Gabriel: Marlena is leaving carnage in her wake wherever she goes, a trail of pain that is pretty easy to follow.

John: Well, that’s easy for you to say. Now, look, gabriel, I know that you’re not supposed to interfere here, but I don’t have time for riddles, so just tell me– me, where’s my wife?

Ben: You’re not laying a finger on my wife. I won’t let you.

Demon marlena: Do you really think you can stop me?

Julie: Stronger together. We’re all going to stop you.

Demon marlena: Is that right, julie?

Julie: Yes! Yeah. ‘Cause there’s no place for you in this house, satan. This house…this house was tom and alice’s home where goodness and love always lived.

Doug: Amen.

Demon marlena: [Laughs] Well, all that goodness and love couldn’t protect your little angel. And it’s not going to protect that little angel, either.

Ciara: You stay away from me. You stay away from my baby!

Demon marlena: Sorry, can’t do that. I always get what I want. And I want that baby.

Belle: Who are you?

Jan as belle: Who am I? Who are you?

Shawn: Wait, hold on, wait. If you’re here, then how can– how can you be there?

Belle: Shawn, I am your wife! Whoever that is in the bed with you isn’t me.

Shawn: No, I don’t understand.

Jan: Oops.

Chad: We got legos, ponies, lego ponies. I am…[Laughs] Pretty sure we got everything on thomas and charlotte’s list.

Abigail: Okay. Well, then I guess we better get them upstairs, get them wrapped before they realize we’ve got a very, very close working relationship with the old santa claus.

Jack: Ah, the mad rush to hide the last-minute gifts for the kids on christmas eve! I remember it well.

Abigail: Dad, what are you doing here?

Jack: Is that any way to greet your wayward father?

Abigail: Oh! Take those. Oh! It’s so good to see you.

Jack: That’s better!

Chad: I thought when you called us you said that you couldn’t get a flight because of the storm.

Jack: Well, yes, yes. There was a storm, and I was looking at spending a very sad christmas in the airport hotel, but luckily, the weather changed, and we were able to catch the first flight out.

Abigail: We?

Jennifer: Merry christmas!

Abigail: Oh, my god!

[Both screaming]

Jack: Merry christmas.

Chad: Merry christmas.

[Overlapping chatter]

Jennifer: Hi, baby. Oh, my gosh. Hi!

Chad: Hi.

[Overlapping chatter, laughter] Hi susan! Honey?

Jan: Awkward!

Shawn: What the hell is this? Belle, I swear, I swear i thought that was you.

Belle: Obviously, but how did this happen?

Shawn: I don’t know. I got a text message. I got a text message to come to this room, and then, and then you–you answered the door.

Jan: No, I opened the door.

Shawn: No. Belle, you saw her, you saw her–she looked exactly like you– exactly!

Oh, I’ll take that as a compliment, although I’m a lot more fun.

Shawn: Belle, belle, I swear, I swear I didn’t know anything about this.

Belle: I don’t understand. After everything that happened with kayla and steve, you didn’t think to check that this was me before you jumped into bed?

Shawn: I thought I was being careful! I was afraid that the devil was going to pull some illusion thing, and then– I even called–I called rafe. Rafe said that you just left the station and that you had a surprise for me for our– for our anniversary, so I came here.

Jan: Spoiler alert, I don’t think that was rafe on the phone. See, as much as I would love to take all of the credit, I had A…partner.

[Eerie off-notes]

Shawn: Oh, my god.

Belle: The devil is working with jan spears.

Steve: When was the last time you saw tripp?

Allie: Last night. He told me he was working an overnight shift, and he was supposed to come meet me this morning.

Steve: But he never showed up?

Allie: No. I mean, I just that maybe he got pulled into some sort of emergency, so I came to check on him.

Steve: You know, I called him a couple of times to see if he wanted to join us for christmas eve, but he never got back to me.

Allie: Okay. Well, have you talked to any of the staff?

Steve: Yeah, I checked with the nurse, and she said that he never clocked out of his night shift.

Allie: But if he never clocked out, then wouldn’t that mean that he’s still here?

Steve: I don’t know. But I know how we can find out.

John: Please, gabe. I really need you. Every day that goes by, I can feel her just being pulled further and further away from me, so please tell me if you know where she is.

Gabriel: If ever there was a time to make an exception, it’s now.

John: Then you do know.

Gabriel: She’s with your friends, doug and julie.

John: She tried to hurt them before. I’ve got to go to them.

Gabriel: No, wait. Take this with you.

John: Saint benedict medal?

Gabriel: Wearing this represents a prayer to invoke god’s blessing through his intercession. It will help protect you and the people you love.

John: “Begone, satan.”

Gabriel: This medal will help you find the strength you need to drive the devil away from your friends.

John: What, you’re not coming with me?

Gabriel: I’m afraid I can’T. This is your battle, but you have defeated this demon before. You are strong enough to do this on your own if you don’t lose faith.

John: Thank you. Thank you for coming, gabe.

Gabriel: God be with you, my friend.

Demon marlena: Get out of my way.

Ben: My wife and my child are the only things that matter to me in this world, and I will fight you with everything in my soul.

Demon marlena: Wow. That’s a very stirring, knight-in-shining-armor speech. Especially coming from somebody with your past.

Ciara: Ben is a wonderful man. And he’s going to be a great father.

Demon marlena: In fact, he’s not. Because, in a moment, I’m going to walk out of here and take you and your baby with me.

Ben: Yeah, you’ll have to kill me first.

Demon marlena: Well, that can be arranged!

Ciara: No–

Doug: Ben, no, no!

Julie: Don’t you hurt him! And if you think for one minute you’re going to walk through this door with this precious girl, you’ve got a big letdown coming.

Demon marlena: I hate this place. I hate this house. It’s so full of history and historical do-gooders all trying to save the world from the devil. What’s your motto? “Save salem”!

Doug: We drove you out on thanksgiving.

Demon marlena: I let that happen. I’ve been so generous with all of you. It’s as though you’ve forgotten who I am.

Julie: Oh, we know exactly who you are.

Demon marlena: Then you’ll recall that I could have killed your husband a while back. And maybe, maybe I will do it this time. Right now, the only person in this room I need alive is you. Lila: Before I was diagnosed, there was nothing

Belle: I cannot believe this is happening.

Shawn: Yeah, you and me both.

Jan: And yet…here we are.

Belle: It’s just like what happened with kayla when my mom turned into steve to get that key card.

Jan: The key card that coincidently got her in to see me.

Shawn: Wait, steve and kayla were sure that your mom would send jan after us, but I don’t know–when we checked on her, she was still in her coma, though.

Jan: Again, sorry to keep spoiling on the story here, but I don’t think that was me, either.

Shawn: What? That wasn’t you in the bed?

Jan: I was in a bed.

Belle: Then who the hell was in the hospital?

Jan: Does it really matter, belle? The point is your husband and i just shared a wonderful moment. On your blessed anniversary, no less.

Shawn: You disgust me.

Jan: Oh, you didn’t feel that way a few moments ago, shawnie. Oh, the sheets. They’re still warm.

[Gasps] Belle! You should get in bed with us. Join us.

Shawn: No, the only place that you’re going is to jail, because you’re under arrest.

[Overlapping squeals, chatter]

Abigail: What an amazing surprise–I didn’t even know you were coming home.

Jack: That’s why it’s called a surprise.

Abigail: But are you here for good, like, home, home? Are you all finished with grandma’s estate?

Jennifer: Almost, almost. I just, I couldn’t wait to get here to spend christmas with my family. So tell me, what’s happening? What’s on the agenda for tonight? I’m ready.

Abigail: Well, we’re just, we’re going to get the kids ready after we get the presents stowed, so…

Jennifer: Great. For what?

Abigail: Don’t tell me you even have to ask. It’s almost time to go hang the ornaments with doug and julie.

Jennifer: Yes! Yes!

Abigail: Oh, I’m so glad you’re here.

Jennifer: Oh, baby.

Demon marlena: I know you’re being very brave, standing up to me like this. But are you sure this is the way you want to go out? I mean, christmas eve and everything.

Julie: You are not all-powerful! You know, I cast you out on thanksgiving.

Demon marlena: And here we go again.

Julie: By invoking the greatest power in this universe.

Demon marlena: Oh, the power of love?

[Baby voice] Oof, I’m so scared. But if you think we’re gonna have a repeat of what happened at thanksgiving, you’re wrong. And I’m also done chatting.

[Off-key notes]

Love. So powerful. I mean, it’s like…it’s like morning dew on a flower. But sometimes it burns. Do you think that your love can put out these flames?

[Whooshing sound] What was that?

John: Merry christmas, everyone. Looks like I got here… just in time. 1, 2, 3… yay!

Steve: Okay, here we go. Now, kayla’s at home resting after her run-in with your grandmother. She said it was definitely okay to use her computer to look for tripp.

Allie: And you can pull up security footage?

Steve: Yep. Should tell us exactly what time he got here, if and when he left.

Allie: There, there he is. He’s coming through the front entrance.

Steve: 6:55 P.M. That makes sense. He said he had an overnight shift.

Allie: Yeah, he was supposed to get home 7 A.M. This morning.

Steve: All right. Let’s fast-forward. Hang on.

Allie: Why did the screen go blank–did you go too far?

Steve: No, recording’s still playing, but there’s nothing there. It’s like it was erased.

Allie: But why would the hospital erase security footage?

Steve: They wouldn’T. Just go back. Okay. 7:22 P.M. That’s when the recording went blank.

Allie: Okay.

Steve: That is right after I found kayla unconscious in this office after marlena attacked her.

Allie: Are you saying that– that my grandma is the one who erased the tapes?

Steve: Or worse. I think she might have done something to tripp.

Jan: Are the cops really necessary, shawn? Although, they would have been fun back in the hotel room, am I right?

Shawn: Shut up and sit down.

Jan: Yes, sir.

Shawn: Now, you’re gonna sit there until I find a cell available for you.

Jan: Fine by me. I have some delicious memories to keep me occupied.

Belle: Enough of your games. How did you do this, and where is my mother?

Jan: Oh, you mean my new bestie, the prince of darkness?

Belle: Where is she?

Jan: Well, satan doesn’t exactly share her schedule with me, and even if she did, I wouldn’t tell you. After all, I have her to thank for this whole glorious day.

Belle: Oh, shut the hell up!

Shawn: Belle, we’re gonna find your mom, and jan’s gonna pay for what she’s done.

Jan: Oh, please, shawn. Don’t act like you didn’t have any fun. I bet you were surprised by some of belle’s new tricks.

Belle: Oh, you crazy bitch.

Shawn: The only fun I’m going to have is seeing you locked up for good.

Jan: You can deny it all you want, but the chemistry we had was real. It always has been. So go ahead, lock me up. It’s not gonna change what happened.

Belle: Okay, can you just stop talking?

Jan: Sure. I have nothing else to say. Because the image of me having the time of my life with your husband– it’s never going to leave you. I’ll be in your head forever and always.

Belle: Get her out of my sight.

Jan: You can’t get rid of me, belle. Now, thanks to your mother, we’re bonded. We will be for the rest of our lives.

Demon marlena: Look what the cat dragged in for christmas eve. John black, in the flesh.

John: What are you doing here?

Demon marlena: I heard there was a party. The gang’s all here, and they’re going to roast chestnuts on an open fire. Or maybe…maybe they’re just gonna roast.

Ben: Right before you got here, she was threatening to set us all on fire.

John: Never gonna happen.

Demon marlena: More empty promises.

Julie: We are stronger now. John is with us.

Demon marlena: I wouldn’t count on that. John is not your savior. Ask him about how I nearly choked him to death the other day.

John: And yet I’m still here.

Demon marlena: And yet belle isn’t here to rescue you this time.

John: So what are you bloviating about now?

Demon marlena: Let’s just say that belle is otherwise occupied.

John: What’d you do?

Demon marlena: Well, it wasn’t me. Not entirely. But, as we speak, her marriage is up in flames.

John: I said, what did you do?

Demon marlena: Oh, don’t get all bothered. But I actually am glad you’re here. Because now I can kill four birds with one stone.

Ciara: No, no!

John: God, protect us.

Demon marlena: Ha, you think you’re clever.

John: You’re not the only one with power. I’ve got god on my side, and with his help, I am taking you out.

Demon marlena: Where’d you get the medal?

John: From my friend.

Demon marlena: [Baby voice] Oh, your fwiend? Gabriel? Kind of thought so. You know, he’s not meant to get involved.

John: Neither are you!

Demon marlena: I’m still stronger.

John: And with the strength of god, I will not let you hurt the people that I love. Forgive me, doc!

Doug: Oh, god.

Julie: Oh. John.

Demon marlena: [Exhales]

John: Begone!

[Dramatic music]

These are the faces

Ciara: Are you okay?

Ben: Yeah, I’m fine. We’re fine. John and I got marlena into the car.

Doug: Did she wake up?

Ben: No, thank god.

Julie: Do you think john is safe to be alone with that-that creature?

Ben: He insisted that he do this on his own. I’m just glad that ciara’s safe.

Ciara: She came for me, ben. She came for our baby.

Ben: I know. But you are safe now, okay? You’re safe.

Julie: Yes, you are safe, ciara, because if anyone can drive out that demon, it’s john. Because of his great love for marlena.

Doug: And the power of our love, kid.

Ben: No one will hurt us.

Doug: So, on christmas eve, we have shown satan that there are powers greater than the ultimate evil.

Allie: What could my grandma have done to tripp? I mean, do you think she hurt him, or worse?

Steve: We don’t know that yet. First we need to find him.

Allie: Okay, well, we know he was here in the hospital, and no one saw him leave, so that does that mean that he’s still around here somewhere?

Steve: [Sighs]

[Phone rings] Belle, is everything okay?

Belle: Oh, thank god you answered.

Steve: What’s wrong?

Belle: Well, you know how you thought my mom was going to use jan to hurt shawn and me?

Steve: Yeah. She told kayla it would be a fate worse than death.

Belle: Yeah, well, she wasn’t bluffing. Shawn and I are at the police station–shawn is booking jan right now.

Steve: What? We just saw jan in the hospital yesterday. She was still in a coma.

Belle: Well, you might wanna check who’s in that bed, because it sure as hell isn’t jan.

Steve: Oh, no.

Julie: Well, I don’t know how everybody else feels, but after everything that’s transpired, I’m looking forward to a quiet christmas.

Doug: And a peaceful new year.

Ciara: Man, this was supposed to be such a wonderful day, decorating the tree, spending time together, hanging up the ornaments and the stockings, and now look. She torched our angel.

Ben: Well, at least nobody got hurt, and I still have you here with me.

Julie: Exactly. The devil himself tried to ruin our holiday, but we’re still going to have a horton family christmas.

Jennifer: Did I hear someone say “horton family christmas”?

[Squealing, chatter]

[Soft holiday music]

Motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts. Lila: Before I was diagnosed, there was nothing

Julie: You are home. You are really home.

Jennifer: Yes, yes, I mean, how could I stay away from salem? Not on christmas.

Doug: What about the bad weather?

Jack: Oh, oh, oh, we hitched a ride with santa.

Abigail: Dad.

Jack: Okay, all right. Weather changed, and we caught the first flight in.

I don’t care how you got here–the important thing is you are here. We are all together!

[Murmured agreement]

Ben: Maybe I should go. Babe, this holiday, it really is about your family, and I don’t want to ruin that.

Ciara: No, no, no, no, baby. You are my family. And you aren’t going anywhere.

Abigail: Ben?

Ben: Hey, abigail. Listen, it’s okay. I don’t want to make a mess of your christmas.

Chad: Look, this holiday’s about family coming together, celebrate joy and hope.

Abigail: Which is why we just wanna say merry christmas.

Ben: Really?

Chad: Yep. Merry christmas.

Ben: Merry christmas.

Ciara: Merry christmas.

Thomas: Where’s the angel?

Julie: The angel got a boo-boo.

Doug: So we took her down to give her some rest.

Thomas: But how?

Julie: The angel is resting on a little pink cloud. That’s where angels always rest. And you know what? You two got here just in time because we’re going to hang the ornaments, and you can help me figure out what we’re going to put on the top of that tree.

Abigail: Shouldn’t we wait for eli and lani?

Jennifer: And aunt maggie.

Doug: With philip missing, maggie wanted to stay close to victor.

Julie: Mm-hmm. And I heard from eli that the twins were not feeling so great, so he and lani thought they should rest to be nice and fresh for christmas day. Which means the two of you are going to get to hang their ornaments, too.

Jennifer: Yay!

Abigail: Whoo.


Jennifer: Here we go. This is it. Are you ready? Are you gonna help us hang these? Can you find your name? There you go.

Abigail: Oh, there you go. Good job!

Jennifer: Yay. Okay. Next.

Julie: Thank you.

[Chatter] Jack: No, no, no, there he is.

Julie: There he is.

Jack: And there’s–there we are, yes, okay! I’ve got it.

Abigail: Oh, thank you. Oh.

Doug: Me? Yay.

Jennifer: That’s you.

Julie: Good job.

[Light holiday music]

What a beauty.

[Indistinct chatter]

Doug: Look around you, my darling. Now try to tell me that christmas has been ruined.


Allie: Oh, my god, tripp.

Steve: No, son. Son, can you hear me?

Allie: How did he get in here? I mean, should we call a doctor?

Steve: The devil did this to him, I don’t think a doctor can help him.

Allie: Okay, well, we can’t just do nothing.

Steve: Well, talk to him. Just let him know we’re here.

Allie: Tripp. Tripp, it’s allie. I’m here with your dad. We’re–we’re really worried. We’ve been looking all over for you. And now that we finally found you, you have to come back to us, okay? Please, tripp. Please, it’s christmas eve, and we need you. Please. Please come back to us. As a professional bull-rider

Allie: Your dad needs you, and all of the patients in the hospital. And henry. And I– we need you so much. Tripp, I love you. I love you.

Steve: We all love you, son.

Allie: We’ll keep saying it. I’ll say it forever. Just, please come back to me.

[Somber music]

Steve: Hey.

Allie: Hey.

Steve: Hey, buddy.

Allie: You’re awake.

Steve: Oh, thank god you’re all right.

Tripp: Hey. How did I end up in here?

Steve: Shh, shh, don’t worry about that right now. Let’s just hope there’s more good news to go around.

Shawn: I never thought that i could be fooled, that I– that I couldn’t recognize my own wife. I mean, belle, I’m so sorry.

Belle: I know. Jan was right, though. Getting that image of you two in bed out of my head is gonna take a long time. And I know as hurt as I am, I don’t blame you. I just– I mean, the devil literally made you do it.

Shawn: Believe me, there is no other way that that ever would have happened. You knowe. I’d never betray you.

Belle: I know that. And, hey, it’s still our anniversary.

Shawn: Just, I hate, hate jan. I hate that she took this special day away from us.

Belle: It’s not over yet. She did her worst, and we’re still together. And we always will be. Happy anniversary.

Shawn: Happy anniversary, my love.

Julie: Is it me, or is the tree more beautiful than ever this year?

Jennifer: I think because it means more after everything we almost lost.

Doug: It’s perfect.

Julie: Well, I can’t help yearning for an angel at the top.

Jennifer: You need an angel? Oh, wait a minute. Wait a minute. I have an idea.

Julie: Uh-uh, no. Jennifer rose, you know grandma alice never let us open our presents until christmas day.

Jack: I think that alice would allow this one present to be opened tonight.

Jennifer: Yes, she would.

Doug: Oh!

Julie: How did you know?

Jennifer: I didn’T. I-I had no idea. It was in my mother’s things.

Julie: This belonged to laura?

Jennifer: Yeah, it did, for many years, and I know that she would want nothing more than for you to have it, to– to live here, atop your tree.

Doug: Thank you, jennifer. That means so much to us.

Ben: Should we try this again?

Jennifer: Yes. Oh, yes, please. Yes, thank you so much.

Ben: Sure.

[Light holiday music]

Doug: Oh.

Ciara: Really good.

Jennifer: Perfect!

Marlena: [Groans]

[Eerie music]

John: I hope these accommodations are to your liking.

[Dramatic music]

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