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Nicole: Well, if anyone can do it, it’s you.

[Knocking on door]

[Emotional music]

Jack: Well, look who’s here.

Jennifer: Oh, aunt maggie, hi.

Maggie: Hello.

Jennifer: Oh, we missed you so much on christmas

Maggie: Oh, I’m so sorry that I couldn’t join you, but I wanted to stay close to victor.

Jennifer: Yes, of course. Is there any word on philip?

Maggie: No, I’m afraid not. But we’re doing our best to stay positive and– I noticed you took down the tree.

Jennifer: Yeah. We were up early, so we thought we would just pack it all up for next year. And this sweet angel, do you remember her?

Maggie: Oh. Yes. Oh, my goodness.

Jack: It was laura’s and, you know, when we heard about what happened to julie’s angel, my angel of a wife decided to give it right back to julie.

Maggie: What a lovely gesture.

Jennifer: Listen, I’m just so glad that– that marlena is okay and– oh, let me get you something to eat.

Maggie: No, no, really, really, I’m not here for that. I’d like to talk to you, jack.

Jack: Me? About what?

Maggie: Gwen.

Xander: Something could be really wrong.

Gwen: We don’t know that, do we? But what I do know is that if we do not go to the airport now, we will not make it in time to london for the holidays, so–

Xander: You’re joking.

Gwen: Joking about what?

Xander: I can’t possibly leave now, gwen. I have to find sarah and talk to her directly.

Gwen: Are you really–

Xander: She lied to me about where she’s been, about where she went. I have to find out why.

Gwen: Poor sarah. Stuck on a deserted island somewhere. Pining for you, I’m sure. I can’t let you find out. Because I would lose you.

Chad: I thought the kids were supposed to be doing that, cleaning up the puzzle.

Abigail: Yeah, well, it was obviously a rush job.

Chad: Yeah, now they’re on a playdate with jackson and rosie. I saw the nanny pick them up.

Abigail: Hmm, no wonder it’s so quiet around here.

Chad: I do miss hearing them laughing and playing. You know what I don’t miss? Is ej crowing about all his brilliant business decisions.

Abigail: Oh, come on, surely you miss his delightful company at dinner.

Chad: Not in the least. It has been downright peaceful and homey since he landed himself in jail on christmas eve. And a little bonus– it’s been an entire week since we had to listen to his stupid accent.

Abigail: [Laughs]

Ej: Oh, you don’t like my accent?

Sami: Lucas, we need to talk.

Lucas: All right, what is it? Is it your mom? Is she okay?

Sami: No, my mother is fine and devil-free.

Lucas: Well, then, what’s wrong?

Sami: I went to the police station. I went to see that guy jason smith, the son of a bitch who held me captive after I had been kidnapped.

Lucas: Well, that wasn’t a smart move. You need to stay clear of that guy.

Sami: After everything that I have been through, I deserve to look him in the face and make him tell me why he did it.

Lucas: And what did he say?

Sami: He said that you’re the one who hired him.

[Tense music]

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[Soft orchestration]

Lucas: Wait, wait, what, me? No, no, why would I hire someone to kidnap you?

Sami: You tell me.

Lucas: There’s nothing to tell, it’s insane.

Sami: Don’t try to deny it. Lucas, you’re the one who chloroformed me outside of rafe’s house, you dragged me to some cabin in wisconsin, and then you hired that animal to keep me there.

Lucas: Wait a minute, sami, listen to me, okay?

Sami: And then now you’re trying to blame ej? The hell’s the matter with you, lucas? How could you do something like that? What is wrong with you?

Lucas: Listen, I love you. I love you more than anybody I’ve ever loved in my life.

Sami: So you decided to keep me hostage in the middle of nowhere?

Lucas: I had to do it, I had to keep you away from ej.

Sami: Oh, my god.

Lucas: I never meant to hurt you.

Sami: Lucas, you are keeping me by myself away from everyone that I love and you thought that wasn’t gonna hurt me? I thought I was never gonna see my children again.

Lucas: I’m sorry, okay? I was desperate.

Sami: Well, rafe is on his way here now. And he’s gonna arrest you. And then you’re really gonna know what desperate feels like.

Lucas: Wait a minute, wait a minute. You and me, we had something really good, sami.

Sami: You and me? Lucas, there is no you and me. I want you out of my life forever. I hate you, lucas. I hate you. Lucas? Hello?

Lucas: What? I’m sorry, what’d you say?

Sami: Where did you just go? I told you that I went to see that jason guy and you totally checked out on me.

Chad: What are you doing here, ej?

Ej: I live here.

Chad: Yeah, last I heard you were arrested for kidnapping. Shouldn’t you be in a cage?

Abigail: Did sami drop the charges?

Ej: She didn’T. But the courts are backed up during the holidays and the judge finally got around to granting me bail.

Chad: Why would any judge grant you bail?

Ej: Isn’t it obvious?

Chad: You bribed him.

Ej: I was set free because I’m innocent. Not only are these kidnapping charges against me completely bogus, I was framed.

Chad: What are you talking about? Who would frame you?

Ej: Oh, there’s a long list of suspects. And at the top of it is you.

[Dramatic music]

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Abigail: That’s a ridiculous accusation. Why would chad set you up?

Ej: Why else? So he can run dimera.

Chad: I already run dimera.

Ej: We run dimera together– an arrangement that you detest. And so putting me in prison would pave the way for you to have the position all to yourself.

Chad: Yeah, but I don’t need to cook up some legal scheme to do it. I’ll just keep doing my job better than you.

Ej: Then perhaps your motive is more personal. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but you didn’t seem all too pleased that I cast myself as john black opposite abigail’s marlena.

Abigail: Do you really think this is about johnny’s movie, which might not even happen? Given everything that marlena just went through, why would anyone move forward making a movie about her being possessed?

Chad: Any more stupid theories, ej?

Ej: Well, damn it, somebody set me up. And there’s no shortage of other suspects.

Abigail: Like who?

Ej: Well, there’s our brother, jake, there’s rafe hernandez… and then there’s lucas horton.

Lucas: I’m sorry I just spaced out a little, I was, you know, thinking about my brother.

Sami: Oh, lucas, you must be so worried about him. Any sign of him?

Lucas: No, no, not since they found his leg. But, you know, getting back to what you were saying earlier, you know, you said that you went to see the guy who held you prisoner?

Sami: Yeah, yeah, I went to the police station and I saw him in jail. I thought if he was lying about ej being the one who hired him, he wouldn’t be able to just say that right to my face. But he stuck to his story.

Lucas: Well, you know, what do you expect? Ej’s been known to make irrational decisions from time to time, right?

Sami: I suppose.

Lucas: But now that you have proof about what your husband did, does it change the way you feel about him? Are you ready to give up on him now?

Nicole: Hey, father.

Eric: I’m sure you weren’t expecting this.

Nicole: Come in. Actually, I just read about it. Looks like you took your vows in the nick of time, huh?

Eric: I’m just glad I could be there for my mom when she needed me most.

Nicole: I’m glad marlena’s okay. But, you know, even if I hadn’t read about your return to the priesthood, it really wouldn’t surprise me because it is your true calling.

Eric: I spent a lot of time debating whether it was the right choice, but after I made it, I felt peace with it. Not that our marriage was the wrong choice.

Nicole: Our problems were not because of your devotion to god. Besides, I take great comfort in the fact that I ruined you for all other women.

Jack: So xander asked you to put in a good word for gwen.

Maggie: Well, I know it may seem insufficient considering everything that she’s done.

Jack: Willfully so.

Maggie: Look, I hate that gwen caused abigail so much pain. And I’m not here to make excuses for her. I came here because of xander. I care about him. And I can’t help but feel responsible for the broken heart that he suffered through.

Jennifer: So this is about sarah?

Maggie: Yes. My daughter. My daughter hurt him badly. I mean, honestly, I don’t understand why she did what she did. And I can’t defend it. She seemed like she loved him. But… if gwen reconciling with her father would make xander happy, and I can make that happen, then I suppose I would feel like I was repaying sarah’s debt.

Gwen: How do I do this? How do I get you off of the sarah track?

Xander: [Grunts] Morning.

Gwen: Morning.

Xander: [Sighs]

Gwen: Did you sleep all right?

Xander: Oh, like the dead. Yeah, I mean, this room, it cost a fortune but I can’t complain about the thread count.

Gwen: Yeah. Well, it’s a good thing that you’re rested because we’re probably gonna be up very late watching the ball drop and drinking lots and lots of champagne.

Xander: New year’s day. Time to let go of the old and embrace the new.

Gwen: I wholeheartedly agree.

Xander: So is that what you meant when you said you need to get me off the sarah track?

[Tense music]

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Xander: So whenouay t with the old, scifically.U kn, at good si hla m all right? Not forever, just until all of this gets resolved.

Ej: And how long will that be? Damn it, chad, I’m innocent. Why the hell should i back away from dimera?

Chad: Did I not just explain it?

Ej: I won’t do it. I don’t like it.

Chad: Well, whether or not you like it is completely irrelevant. What is relevant is you need to do what’s best for the company and right now that is keeping a low profile. And me being the face of dimera.

Lucas: Are you seriously asking me why your husband didn’t kidnap you sooner?

Sami: I’m just saying it doesn’t make any sense. I mean, he had already busted me for cheating, you had just left, he had me all alone in the mansion. Why didn’t he chloroform me right there and then?

Lucas: There are plenty of reasons, I’m sure.

Sami: Such as?

Lucas: Well, off the top of my head, you know, maybe he didn’t decide to kidnap you until after you left.

Sami: You mean it was a spur of the moment idea?

Lucas: Well, you said yourself you were going to see gabi at rafe’s house. You know, to try to persuade her to let you back into the mansion. So that’s probably when ej started stewing. You know, showed up at her house and put the rag over your mouth and boom, lights out. Who else could it have been?

Gwen: Look, all I’m saying is that before maggie got sober, I’m sure that her addiction caused plenty of trust issues between her and sarah. I’m sure it damaged their relationship unbeknownst to her.

Xander: I mean, I’ve never seen anything like what you’re describing. They’ve always been very close and maggie’s been a good friend to me–and you.

Gwen: What has she done for me?

Xander: I told you. She agreed to put in a good word with jack.

Gwen: And apparently that was an epic fail, wasn’t it? Unless I missed the note that he left at the front desk? “Oh, dear gwen, all is forgiven. Love, dad.”

Xander: Well, to be fair, maggie never actually told me how that went. Maybe I should go and talk to her, yeah?

Gwen: So you can ask her about sarah?

Xander: Yeah. Look… the sooner I figure out what’s going on, the sooner you and I can… let go of the old and embrace the new.

Maggie: Well, it was lovely seeing you both.

Jennifer: Yes, aunt maggie. I love you so much. Give our best to victor. We’ll be praying for you guys.

Maggie: Thank you. Thank you.

Jack: Happy new year, maggie.

Maggie: Oh, thank you, jack. Same to you. Bye.

Jack: Bye-bye.

Maggie: Take care.

Jennifer: Yeah. Love you.

Maggie: Love you.

Jennifer: Wow. That was, uh, unexpected.

Jack: Maggie going to bat for gwen? I’ll say.

Jennifer: Did it work? I mean, jack, I know that there’s issues with gwen but she is your daughter, you can’t just write her off.

Jack: Write her off? You make it sound so final.

Jennifer: And I do agree with my aunt maggie. The holidays are really a time for families to come together. But I also understand it’s a really big decision, so I want you to know that I support you no matter what.

Jack: The question is… will abigail?

Chad: Well, are you gonna do the right thing for dimera? Ej, come on!

Ej: Fine, fine! I’ll keep a low profile, for now. I’ll work behind the scenes.

Chad: Okay, good. Well, I’m glad you’re on board.

Ej: For now. But make no mistake, I have no intention of slinking off into the shadows. As soon as I clear my name, I’ll be back behind my desk.

Chad: I am sure you will. But for now, I’m gonna have to go into the office and update shin.

Abigail: Okay. I’m gonna come with you. I want to stop by my parents’.

Chad: Ej… happy new year.

Ej: [Sighs]

Lucas: Ej did this, sami. I know you don’t want to think about it, I know you don’t belie it, but he did the motive and the means.

[Phone rings]

Sami: It’s ej.

Lucas: What are you doing? Don’t get it.

Sami: Well, I– ej, I thought you were in jail.

Ej: I was just released on bail. It’s good to hear your voice, samantha.

Sami: Why are you calling me?

Ej: I need to see you. Can you come by the house?

Sami: I’ll be right there.

[Line disconnects]

Lucas: Be right where? Where are you going? Don’T. He’s gonna feed you a bunch of lies, you know it.

Sami: I just want to hear what he has to say.

Lucas: She doesn’t believe that ej’s guilty. I gotta put the final nail in the coffin. But how? Ah. Bingo.

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Jack: How do you think abigail will feel about me reconciling with gwen?

Jennifer: I have no idea, jack. And the only person who can answer that question is abigail.

Abigail: Well, then it’s a good thing I’m here. Hi.

Jack: Hey, sweetheart, hi.

Abigail: Hi, what’d you want to ask me?

Jennifer: Uh–

[Phone rings] Oh, excuse me. Sorry. I have to take this. Hello?

Jack: Uh, well, actually, I– I am the one with the question and I have to tell you right now, it is not an easy one.

Abigail: Well, then I’m guessing it’s about gwen.

Jack: Yes, it is. I am thinking of reconciling with gwen. But, honey, I know how much she has hurt you. I know. And I’m not gonna do anything until you tell me how you feel about it.

Xander: Henderson let me in.

Maggie: Hello. I’m really glad you’re here. I just came from talking to jack. Put that good word in that you asked me to.

Xander: Thank you. Thank you, maggie.

Maggie: Listen, I apologize for not doing it sooner.

Xander: It’s no worries. How did he respond?

Maggie: Best to give it some time, okay? Yeah.

Xander: Regardless of the outcome, I’m very appreciative of the effort. And I’m sure gwen will be too.

Maggie: Yeah.

Xander: But I’m actually here about sarah.

Maggie: Sarah? Why?

Xander: I ran into rex the other day and he told me they’re not together anymore.

Maggie: What? They’re not?

Xander: In fact, he told me they never were. They didn’t even leave town together.

Maggie: Wait a minute, I can’t believe this.

Xander: That’s why I wanted to talk to you. Didn’t you tell me that you were receiving texts from sarah saying how happy she was overseas with rex?

Maggie: Yes, I had been, but–hmm. You know, I haven’t heard from her in quite a while.

Xander: She didn’t text you on christmas?

Maggie: No. I texted her, but I didn’t get a reply. I just– wow, I just assumed that she was busy or that she was someplace where there was no cell signal. But now, I mean– oh, xander, this is– this is very strange. And this is very worrisome. Oh, god. [Breathes sharply] What could’ve happened? Why didn’t sarah tell me?

Ej: You can do this, ej. Just tell samantha the truth. She loves you. She’ll believe you.

[Doorbell rings]

Ej: Nicole!

Nicole: Don’t be too excited.

Ej: Sorry, I–

Nicole: You were expecting someone else.

Ej: I was just surprised, that’s all.

Nicole: I saw on the news that you made bail so I just wanted to come by and see how you were doing.

Ej: Very well now that I’m on the road to clearing my name.

Sami: What the hell is she doing here?

Chad: Don’t worry, shin, I’ve made it very clear that ej needs to stay away from dimera. Well, he’s not happy about it, but he understands it’s the right thing to do. Absolutely. I actually have a meeting with the pr team here in a few minutes. So… yes, I’ll keep you updated. Great. Thanks.

[Suspenseful music]

Okay, we’re not gonna ask for

Abigail: You’re right, gwen did hurt me. And, honestly, you know, I’d be happy if I never saw her again. But if I forbid you from seeing her, then that hurts you and I don’t want to do that. So if you want to rebuild your relationship with gwen, I’m not gonna get in your way.

Jennifer: How’s it going over here?

Jack: Well, my very gracious and understanding daughter has given me her blessing to try to repair my relationship with her sister.

Jennifer: You really okay with that, honey?

Abigail: I mean, we’re moving into a new year and I just wanna do whatever I can to make it a really good one for us.

Jennifer: Amen to that.

Jack: Amen to that. Well, I’ll tell you what, I’m gonna try and give her a call right now. And we’ll just see what we can do, okay?

Jennifer: Wait, wait, jack, but before you do that… I have some really big news that is going to have a big impact on all of our lives.

Xander: Look, why don’t you try and call sarah now, see if you can get to the bottom of it?

Maggie: Yeah, I’ll try, yes, but, you know, in the last couple of weeks it’s just gone to voicemail.

[Phone beeps]

[Line ringing] Oh. Come on.

Automated voice: We’re sorry, the number you have reached is not in service.

Xander: What? What happened?

Automated voice: Try your call again.

Maggie: Oh, my god.

Xander: Maggie, what? I can tell she didn’t answer, but why didn’t you leave a message?

Maggie: Because it, um… it didn’t go to voicemail. I got a recording. It said, “this number is no longer in service.”

Ej: Nicole just stopped by to see how I was doing.

Nicole: Should’ve locked the door behind me. Kept all the riffraff out.

Sami: Will you please ask her to leave?

Ej: Nicole can hear what I have to say. Which is I’m not the one who kidnapped you, samantha. I was framed.

Sami: Really? Who do you think framed you?

Ej: Isn’t it obvious? It was your ex-husband, lucas.

Sami: [Scoffs]

Lucas: Sorry, mom, if you didn’t want me using your password, you shouldn’t have written it down in your planner. I have no choice, I have to do this. It’s the only way I can make sure that ej goes down for sami’s kidnapping.

Chad: Of course, I forget everything that I– lucas? What are you doing in here?

[Dramatic music]

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