Days Transcript Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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[Tense music]

What the hell?

Ava: How long, rafe, hmm? How long have you and nicole been making a fool out of me?

Rafe: Ava?

Jennifer: You’re not talking very much. Are you having second thoughts?

Jack: I have been thinking… and I’ve decided that our baby will be in good hands with our other baby.

Jennifer: I agree. I agree, jack.

Abigail: Psst. Happy new year, aunt maggie.

Maggie: Oh, it is so good to see you. Happy new year to you too, my darling.

Abigail: I hope it’s okay I came over here this early on a holiday.

Maggie: Oh, you know you’re always welcome here, but I did wonder you wanted to talk to me. You sounded pretty urgent on the phone.

Abigail: Yeah, I just wanted to tell you about a story we’re working on that’s a little sensitive.

Maggie: Oh, okay.

Abigail: It’s about philip’s disappearance. The paper decided they wanted to focus on that, and I just wanted to give you and victor a heads-up.

Maggie: I see. I see. Well, I’m glad you told me that.

Abigail: And I want to let you to know that if we do find out anything, anything that could upset victor, that I will let you know. That way he doesn’t have to read about it in the paper.

Maggie: That’s very thoughtful of you. Let me ask you something, okay? While you’re out trying to find out what happened to philip, would you help me find sarah?

Gwen: Bloody…what?

Xander: I know.

Gwen: Know what?

Xander: That you played dumb. It’s over. I know where sarah is. She’s been there for months, and you knew about it all along.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Gwen: Xander.

Xander: Don’t touch me.

Gwen: I can explain.

Xander: Explain what? How you kept your mouth shut while the woman I love, the woman you know that I love is out there somewhere being terrorized by a sociopath?

Gwen: Xander, no, wait…no.

Xander: And you also knew that sarah never betrayed me with rex. No, that was that lunatic kristen who orchestrated that, and she told you all about it. Didn’t she? Didn’t she?

Gwen: Yes.

Xander: You decided i didn’t need to know about that. It didn’t fit in with your plans for me to know about that, did it?

Gwen: Please, please, you have to hear my side of things. Kristen threatened me, and I– I just loved you. I loved you so much, and i thought that you loved me too.

Xander: That was before I knew who you were, what you were, I mean. My god, no wonder your own father doesn’t want anything to do with you. I thought I was a bad person. I want you out of this room today.

Gwen: Where are you going?

Xander: Where the hell do you think I’m going? To find sarah.

Gwen: No, no, xander, please don’t leave me! Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me. Don’t leave me.

Xander: Gwen, wake up. You’re just having a bad dream. That’s hell of a way to start the new year.

Gwen: Oh, gosh, you’re here.

Xander: Where else would I be? Oh, it’s okay. It’s all right.

Gwen: Yeah, it’s okay. It’s okay.

Xander: Hey, gwen, in the dream you were begging someone not to leave you. Were you talking to me?

Rafe: You seemed upset when I came in; is everything okay?

Ava: Yeah. We’re out of espresso, I had to settle for a regular.

Rae: I can go to the store and get more.

Ava: It’s a holiday.

Rafe: Right. It’s just that the look on your face seemed more intense than, “I don’t like this coffee,” so you sure there’s not something else?

Ava: Don’t you know by now I overreact to most things? So what are we gonna do today? Should we do something with gabi and jake?

Rafe: You’re voluntarily offering to spend time with my sister?

Ava: It’s the holidays; we are supposed to spend time with family. Okay, we can invite over tripp and allie and henry, maybe nicole and holly.

Rafe: Do you know what? Actually, I was hoping that you and i could just spend time together alone for once, you know, watch the parades, maybe you can condescend to me while I watch football.

Ava: [Chuckles] Sounds wonderful.

Rafe: Okay.

[Phone rings]

Ava: It’s nicole.

Rafe: Yeah. I’ll call her back later.

Ava: No, you should get it. It’s a holiday. She wouldn’t call you if it wasn’t important.

Rafe: Okay. Nicole, what’s up?

Nicole: Oh, rafe, I need you to come over to basic black. It’s an emergency.

Rafe: Uh…all right. Well, I’ll be right there. Yeah. She says it’s an emergency.

Ava: Oh. Well, then you better go.

Rafe: You sure?

Ava: Yeah, of course. Go. Go, go. We can–we can catch up later.

Rafe: Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay.

Ava: Okay.

Rafe: All right.

Ava: Happy new year.

Rafe: Happy new year. Ahh!

Abigail: So xander told you that rex and sarah left salem but not together. And they’ve not been together since they left?

Maggie: Right. And now her phone is out of service.

Abigail: Okay. Well, have you gone to the police with any of this?

Maggie: Yeah, I called shawn.

Abigail: And?

Maggie: Well, he said that since sarah left town on her own free will and that since she has contacted me that it would be really hard to classify her as a missing person.

Abigail: Right. Okay. And I imagine everything that’s going on with marlena and brady and philip that the salem pd is probably pretty swamped.

Maggie: Yeah, that’s exactly what he said. So that’s why I’m turning to you. Abigail, I’m worried. I’m really–I’m beyond worried. I’m just– I’m very frustrated that there is something very wrong. So if you and your paper could help me try to find sarah…

Abigail: Of course I can. I will do everything that I possibly can.

Maggie: Oh, well, that’s a relief. Bless you, sweetheart. And if there’s anything I can do, any questions that I can answer, I mean, if I can help you in any way in your search…

Abigail: Right. I think–I think right now the first thing I need to know is just when was the last time that you actually did hear from sarah?

Maggie: [Sighs]

Gwen: No. Sometimes I dream that I’m a little girl again. It’s not surprising I had that dream last night. Life wasn’t always great for me, but holidays were really awful.

Xander: I’m so sorry.

Abigail: No, don’t be. All I have to do is just wake up next to you, and I know that that’s all in the past and that I won’t be alone again.

Xander: Well, at least not for more than a couple of hours.

Gwen: Well, where are you going? We have all morning.

Xander: I’m sorry, but I have to go and see your uncle steve.

Gwen: On new year’s morning? Why?

Xander: I’m gonna hire him to find sarah.

Kayla: Oh, you have everything you need?

Steve: Yeah. I think so. I’m sorry, baby. This isn’t the way I wanted to start the new year.

Kayla: You can’t put it off even a couple days?

Steve: No, I’m afraid kristen might have too much of a head start already.

Kayla: You know, it’s been hammered home again and again that there’s nothing that kristen wouldn’t stoop to.

Steve: Yeah?

Kayla: But I think in her sick, weird way she really loves brady. And he is rachel’s father. I just have a hard time thinking that she would frame him for philip’s murder.

Steve: Well, maybe she has some twisted reason we are not aware of.

Kayla: And what reason would that be?

Steve: [Sighs] You know how stefano was always banging on about chess? “The move behind the move behind the move.” Maybe kristen’s making some kind of chess move.

[Doorbell rings] Hey.

Jennifer: Hi.

Jack: Hey.

Jennifer: Hi. Hi. Hi. Hi.

Steve: Hello. Hello.

Jennifer: Happy new year.

Kayla: So good to see you.

Jennifer: Oh, my goodness. How are you guys? Oh, wait, I hope we’re not too early.

Steve: No, no, actually, you’re just in time, because I’m on my way out of town on a work trip.

Jack: Well, that’s a coincidence, because we’re leaving salem too. This is the sound of nature breathing.

Rafe: Damn it, nicole. This better be good. What happened?

Nicole: That happened.

Ava: Happy new year, nicole. Oh, what a surprise. “Oh, my little bear has a boo-boo. I need you, rafe.” Yeah, didn’t see that one coming. Oh, and in other news, rafe goes flying to her side. Wonder if he’ll be able to find a way to comfort her. Bet they’re on that conference table as we speak.

[Knock at door] Just a minute.

Gwen: Thank god you’re here. Who were you talking to?

Ava: The gods of vengeance. What are you doing here? We can’t be seen together.

Gwen: I know; I had to come. You’re the only one who can help me.

Abigail: And so there’s nothing after this last text?

Maggie: No. I’ve left messages but nothing.

Abigail: Hmm. Could you forward these texts to me?

Maggie: Yes. Of course. See, what I– what I don’t understand is, if sarah didn’t leave town with rex, why didn’t she tell me that? It doesn’t make any sense. Sarah’s always told me everything. Well, almost; we’re very close.

Abigail: I know that. So I think I’m gonna try to get sarah’s phone records so I can find out who else she has been in contact with.

Maggie: But you’re still gonna keep looking for philip, because I’m also terribly worried about victor.

Abigail: That’s so you. Here you’re going through the same thing he is, and you’re worried about him.

Maggie: Well, for all of his blustery, he’s just not as strong as I am.

Abigail: I don’t think many people are.

Maggie: Oh. Thank you.

Abigail: Although I do hope– I hope I’ve got just a little bit of your strength, I think I’m gonna need it.

Maggie: Really?

Abigail: Oh, yeah, I’m running the whole paper now.

Maggie: Well, that’s wonderful. You’re gonna do a great job. But what about your dad?

Abigail: Well, actually, he and my mom have other plans.

Kayla: So tell us more about this boston newspaper?

Jennifer: Well, I started reading it while I was there with mike settling my mom’s estate, and I mean, it’s just a small, you know, local, old-fashioned newspaper just dedicated to local news. But apparently, it is going to go under if we don’t take it over.

Kayla: So there’s an urgency to this? You need to save the paper.

Jennifer: Yeah, definitely. And I mean the owners are relieved, not that we’re just taking it over, but that we’re going to keep it exactly the same. We’re not gonna slash the staff, we’re just gonna– just kind of beef up their tech and social media. I mean, it’s gonna be complicated for sure, but…

Jack: Yeah, I mean, small newspapers are challenged all over the country. So we just figured let abigail take care of the “spectator,” and we’ll have a new mission.

Kayla: So you’re moving.

Jennifer: Well, no, no, no, not permanently.

Jack: No.

Jennifer: We’re gonna come right back as soon as we have it going on its feet.

Jack: Right.

Steve: Good.

Kayla: Because we’ll all miss you so much. But I’m impressed. I’m so impressed as always with what you’re doing.

[Knock at door]

Jack: Oh. Hey, let me get that. Oh, xander. How did you know I was here?

Xander: I wasn’t looking for you, jack. I need to talk to steve.

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Maggie: Well, I am gonna miss your folks, but the paper’s in good hands. Listen, if you don’t have time to look for sarah.

Abigail: I will make time, okay? And I’m gonna talk to xander. I understand he wasn’t real happy with her when she left.

Maggie: Well, honestly, xander’s the one who came to me. He’s very worried about sarah. But he’s moved on with someone else.

Abigail: Yeah, gwen. I know. You know, any port in a storm.

Maggie: Yeah, well, I think it’s more than that. He seems pretty serious about her.

Abigail: Well, if that’s true, god help him.

Xander: I’m sorry to interrupt, steve, but can I talk to you alone for a minute?

Jennifer: You know, actually, we’re heading out. We’re gonna meet abigail at the house before we go to the airport.

Jack: Yeah.

Xander: You’re going on a trip?

Jack: Oh, well, we bought a newspaper in boston, and we’ll be there for a while.

Xander: Leaving town? Does gwen know? Oh, wait, I know that she doesn’t know. Would you like me to tell her for you?

Jack: No.

Xander: So what, have a nice life?

Jack: Well, you have a nice life too, xander. I–look, I mean it. I mean, it. I really do hope things work out for you.

Jennifer: He really does mean it. Gwen has not made it easy for jack to have a relationship with her. He’s not the villain here.

Xander: You’re right. I–so one more time, do have a nice life. I’ll never forget that you were my mate when I really needed one.

Jennifer: Oh, gosh, now we gotta do this before I start crying.

Jack: Hey, listen, come to boston, world-class orchestra, you know, the symphony.

Steve: I can’t wait.

Jack: Good. Good.

Kayla: Yeah, we will do that. We will. Okay.

Steve: I’m gonna miss you too, baby.

Kayla: It’s amazing.

Jack: It’s–cool, we’ll go.

Jennifer: All right, we just need to go.

Jack: Take care.

Jennifer: No tears. No tears.

Jack: All right. All right.

Steve: Stay safe.

Jack: Okay, bye.

Xander: I’m so sorry; it’s really bad timing. I’ll come back.

Steve: No, you’re here already. Tell me what the hell you want.

Xander: I want you to help me find sarah.

Gwen: I know; I wasn’t thinking. Is anyone here?

Ava: No. His bitch of a sister isn’t around, and rafe has been summoned by his sidepiece.

Gwen: What?

Ava: Yes. He’s probably on the conference room table with her right now.

Gwen: He’s having an affair?

Ava: Yes. And today I have provided him with his cover story. She called him to show him the dead body that I left in her office.

Rafe: This is sick. Oh, my god. Who– who the hell would do such a thing?

Nicole: You and i both know exactly who did this. My nunormal?

Rafe: You know who did this?

Nicole: Isn’t it obvious? It’s sami.

Rafe: Sami?

Nicole: Oh, please; it reeks of her. It’s vindictive and vicious, and we both know how she likes breaking and entering, and it’s totally childish. She checks all the boxes.

Rafe: I don’t know.

Nicole: Yeah, well, I do. She’s just paying me back for breaking up her marriage to ej.

Rafe: She should be on her knees grateful for what you did.

Nicole: Oh, grateful? I’m sure she breathes fire at the mere mention of my name. Let’s face it, it’s sami. Who else hates me this much?

Gwen: You decapitated a stuffed animal?

Ava: Yep. Rafe and nicole share custody of him.

Gwen: Oh, well then, i suppose you didn’t have a choice, did you?

Ava: No, not really. So again, what the hell are you doing here?

Gwen: It’s xander. He’s not gonna give up until he finds sarah.

Ava: Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay. Calm down; calm down. When kristen makes sure that people disappear, she’s really good at it, and so wherever she’s got sarah, she’s gonna stay there.

Gwen: Yeah, I keep telling myself that, but…

Ava: Okay, and if it wasn’t for the two of us, right, she’d be in statesville right now. She’s not gonna double-cross us.

Gwen: I helped her escape, because she said to me that if I didn’t she would go and tell xander where sarah is. If he finds her–

Ava: Okay, I’m telling you, no one is gonna find her, okay? You don’t need to worry.

Gwen: Except for the fact that xander wants to hire steve to help find her now, and he’s good, isn’t he? He’s really good.

Ava: Yeah. Yeah he’s good. Okay. You do have to worry.

Kayla: Well, I thought that sarah was working with rex for doctors without borders.

Xander: Well, he was, alone. And he had no idea that everyone here thought she was with him.

Kayla: But maggie’s heard from her, right? Does maggie know about this?

Xander: Yeah, I told her.

Kayla: She must be a wreck.

Xander: Oh, she’s pretty tough. But we both just wanna know for sure that sarah’s all right. So what do you say?

Steve: Let me ask you something. Isn’t it possible that sarah just decided to move on from your relationship?

Xander: That suddenly? On the day we were supposed to be married?

Steve: It happens.

Xander: Not in this case. And believe me, I–I really did talk myself into thinking that’s what happened, but now that I know she’s not with rex and rex has no idea where she is, I– look, I think something is very wrong.

Steve: Well, I’m sorry you’re so worried and that maggie is too. God knows I’d do anything for her, but I’m on another case; I’m on my way out of town. Maybe you should talk to my partner.

Kayla: John, after everything that he’s been through with marlena?

Xander: Well, I’m gonna ask anyway. I’m sorry, but I just have to know what happened to sarah.

Maggie: So I called melissa, nathan, and melanie, and no one has heard anything from sarah.

Abigail: Hmm, I bet they’re pretty worried now too.

Maggie: Yeah, very.

Abigail: We’re gonna find her, aunt maggie. I promise.

Maggie: Okay.

Abigail: Now, I’m sorry; I have to go. My parents, they are leaving for the airport soon.

Maggie: Oh, go, go, go, listen–

Abigail: I’ll be in touch.

Maggie: Oh, listen, tell them both how much I love them.

Abigail: I will.

Maggie: Thank you, honey. I love you.

Abigail: I love you. Okay.

Maggie: Happy new year.

Abigail: Happy new year.

Maggie: Okay. Oh. Please… mickey, bring our girl back home. (Man 1 vo) I’m living with cll

Jennifer: I think it’s great that you had a chance to talk to xander and just clear the air before we leave.

Jack: Yeah.

Jennifer: And he’s just a friend; he’s not even family. She’s your daughter, jack. You have to say goodbye to her.

Jack: I can’t believe that you’re worried about gwen.

Jennifer: No, I’m worried about you. Don’t leave like this; it’ll tear you up inside, jack.

Jack: When I think about what she did to you and did to abigail…

Jennifer: I know–more than anyone in this world, I know how much your children mean to you. And she is your child. You are going to call her, jack.

Xander: You were right, kayla. John’s not taking any cases until he’s sure marlena’s all right. I guess I’ll have to find sarah by myself.

Ava: Oh, yeah, well, I can see why you’re worried. If anyone can find sarah, it is steve.

Gwen: Well, don’t sugarcoat it.

Ava: Oh, could work out for you.

Gwen: How? How is this gonna work out for me?

Ava: All right, if steve finds sarah without any involvement rom kristen, then no one is gonna know that you knew anything about what happened to her.

Gwen: Great, so xander won’t kill me, and then he’ll just ride off into the sunset with her. He’ll let me down gently and ride off into the sunset with her. And either way I– I still lose him.

Ava: Well, no, you don’t know that; he could choose you.

Gwen: Me?

Ava: Mm-hmm.

Gwen: Over the perfect, sainted dr. Horton? No, that’s very bloody unlikely.

Ava why are you selling yourself so short? What’s so special about her anyway?

Gwen: Well, I mean, look at her; she’s got brains and class, and she’s got a perfect body. Oh, yeah, and she’s a good person. No one ever says that about me.

Ava: Okay, fine, fine. You know what? If a guy can’t see– you know what? If he’s so stupid that he can’t see what he’s got, to hell with him.

Gwen: Are we talking about xander now or rafe?

Ava: Both of them.

[Phone beeps] What? What is it?

Gwen: It’s my father. He wants to talk to me. He wants to see me. I have to go. I have to go. Thank you so much for listening. And sorry about rafe.

Ava: Not as sorry as he’s gonna be.

Rafe: Okay, allie. Well, give henry a hug for me. Bye. Well, sami left town with lucas.

Nicole: Okay. Well, she could have done this before she left.

Rafe: No, I don’t think so, but I’ll check it out.

Nicole: Well, thanks for coming by.

Rafe: Yeah. That’s it?

Nicole: Well, what else is there? You’re on the case now, and I came here to work, and that’s what I’m gonna do.

Rafe: I know, but you’re upset.

Nicole: Look, besides, it’s a holiday, and you should be with ava.

Rafe: Right. Okay. Well, I’ll keep you posted. Happy new year.

Nicole: Same to you.

[Sighs] Well, this new year is off to a hell of a start.

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Steve: Kayla? I’ve really got to get going, baby.

Kayla: Be right there. Okay.

Steve: Okay. What’s that?

Kayla: A suitcase.

Steve: I can see that. Where are you going?

Kayla: With you.

Steve: No.

Kayla: Yes. John can’t be your backup, so I will be.

Steve: Baby, I’m going to find kristen. I don’t want you anywhere near that psycho.

Kayla: And I don’t want you near that psycho either, but that’s not gonna stop you, is it?

Steve: It’s my job.

Kayla: And I’ve helped you out before. In fact, I have saved your butt on several occasions.

Steve: Okay, but…

Kayla: But what? Okay, listen, we could get in a big debate about marriage and partnership and equality, and I would win, and then I’d go that trip, and I would sulk, and I would give you the silent treatment for a few days, or you could just concede right now that I am right, and then we go on this trip; we could even leave earlier, and we’ll be happy as clams. Your choice.

Steve: You know what?

Kayla: Hmm?

Steve: I just had a crazy idea.

Kayla: Yeah.

Steve: Why don’t you come with me?

Kayla: Well, you know what? Now that you mention it, I think I’d like to do that. Okay.

Xander: I wish I had better news, but steve has another job, and john won’t leave marlena. I’m sorry.

Maggie: Well, that’s too bad, but I did find someone to help. Abigail’s gonna look into it.

Xander: She’s a reporter, not a private eye.

Maggie: Yeah, but she’s a great reporter, and she’s tenacious, just like her folks.

Xander: You know, I– I just saw them. They’re leaving town.

Maggie: Yeah, I know. Abigail told me. So how was it seeing jack?

Xander: [Sighs] Well, you know it… ended up being a good thing. We kind of buried the hatchet.

Maggie: Oh, I’m glad.

Xander: Yeah. But when I tried to get him to talk to gwen, well, it looks like I’ll be the one who has to tell her that he’s gone.

Jennifer: Okay, I will leave the two of you alone.

Gwen: Thanks, I guess. I got your text.

Jack: Thanks for coming.

Gwen: Yeah. So what do you want?

Jack: To tell you I love you.

Gwen: I’m sorry. That’s not what i expected. That can’t be true. That can’t be true, not after what I’ve done.

Jack: Yeah, well, like jennifer said, you’re my kid. I can–I can get mad at you; I can be–

Gwen: Disgusted by me.

Jack: By what you did. But what I can’t do is stop loving you. I tried, but I can’T. You’re my kid.

Rafe: What are you doing, man? You’re with ava.

Nicole: Oh. Mm. Focus, walker, focus.

Ava: Oh, that is the least those two deserve. I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Steve: Okay. Car’s all packed. You ready?

Kayla: Yeah, I am ready.

Steve: Well, let’s rock and roll, partner.

Kayla: Okay, partner. I like the sound of that.

Steve: Come on.

Kayla: Okay.

Xander: You know, I just thought of something. Maybe abigail won’t want to work with me to find sarah, because of how, you know, she feels about gwen.

Maggie: Well, of course she will. Abigail is totally professional. And she can control her personal feelings.

Xander: Unlike gwen, right?

Maggie: You said it; I didn’T. Besides, abigail has already said she needs to talk to you. She’s not gonna let anything get in the way of her trying to find sarah.

Xander: Let’s hope you’re right.

Abigail: Well, the return of the prodigal daughter.

Gwen: We were just saying goodbye.

Abigail: Don’t let me interrupt you.

Jack: Abigail, I’m sorry if it upsets you. I just couldn’t leave without–

Abigail: Dad, I told you I’m not gonna get in the way of you having a relationship with her, and I meant it.

Gwen: Thank you, abigail.

Abigail: He’s your father, he loves you, and as a parent myself I respect that love.

Gwen: That’s very kind of you, abigail.

Abigail: I also happen to believe strongly that people can change, and so I’m hope someday, someday you and I will be better able to understand each other.

Gwen: I hope so too.

Jennifer: And I hope that as well.

Jack: And I–I– I second that. I third that. I–I agree wholeheartedly. Um… okay, so tell us, how did– how did everything go with victor and maggie?

Abigail: Oh, well, I only spoke with maggie. I just–I felt like it would be better for her to tell victor that we were gonna cover the disappearance of philip.

Jack: Good, good idea. It’s a good call.

Abigail: Yeah. And I picked up another story, one that’s very important to me. It’s also very important and urgent for aunt maggie.

Jack: Oh, wonderful. What is it?

Abigail: It’s the disappearance of sarah horton.

[Tense music]

Rafe: Hi.

Ava: Hey.

Rafe: I didn’t know you were going out.

Ava: Oh, I just needed some air. So how’s nicole? What was the big emergency?

Rafe: Yeah. Remember duke?

Ava: Yeah, how could I forget?

Rafe: Someone cut his head off.

Ava: Really?

Rafe: Yeah. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about that now, would you? <

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