Days Transcript Friday, January 7, 2022

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Lani: Oh, my god. That feels so good.

Eli: You put in a lot of miles today.

Lani: I have chased down a lot of perps, but this was ridiculous. I think I ran down every alley in salem.

Eli: Well, detective price, tonight you are gonna stay off of these feet.

Lani: Only if t twins don’t wake up.

Eli: What? Am I not capable of getting them back to sleep?

Lani: Of course you are, but we take turns.

Eli: Not tonight. Not tonight, my love.

[Knocking on door] Whoever that is, I’m gonna tell them it’s a bad time.

Lani: Yeah.

Eli: Yeah.

Paulina: I hope this isn’t a bad time.

[Dissonant note]

Anna: Oh, look, tony, how wonderful! They’re throwing a party to welcome us home from europe.

Tony: Oh, it’s not meant for us, darling. It says “congratulations.”

Anna: Oh. Well, maybe they wanna congratulate us on how well we did flying commercial. Can you believe how loud that woman across the aisle from us was?

Tony: And yet you were remarkably restrained.

Anna: Really? You think so?

Tony: I meant after you fell asleep. Ej.

Ej: Welcome back, you two.

Anna: Oh, we are so glad to be back. Especially if we get invited to this party.

Ej: Actually, it’s a wedding reception for my son and his wife.

Tony: Johnny got married?

Ej: Mm.

Tony: Oh. Who’s the lucky girl?

Ej: She’s a gold-digger, actually. And I predict my son is going to have to pay a small fortune to get rid of this one.

Chanel: G, you were right about italian sheets. They are the bomb.

[Dramatic music]

[Line rings]

Allie: What’s up, dupree?

Chanel: Hey, horton. I’m calling because my mom is throwing johnny and me a wedding reception here at the mansion. And I was hoping that you and tripp could come.

Allie: Yeah, of course. When is it?

Chanel: In a couple of hours.

Allie: Talk about short notice.

Chanel: Sorry. I meant to call you earlier, but johnny’s been distracting me.

Johnny: You ready for another round?

Marlena: John, I appreciate your caring, but you don’t have to keep on calling me. No, no, I’m fine, I’m fine. You go ahead and enjoy your poker game with abe and roman. I’m just gonna finish my tea and–and just relax. Yeah. I love you, too. Okay, bye-bye.

[Knocking on door]

Susan: Out, demon! Be gone from dr. Marlena evans once and for all.

[Light piano music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Paulina: Okay if I come in?

Lani: Actually, um, eli and i were just settling down for a quiet evening, so.

Paulina: Well, I hate to disturb you, but I just wanted to come by in person to tell you that I’m throwing a wedding reception for your sister. Tonight.

Lani: Tonight?

Paulina: Mm-hmm. Well, just family. And I want–wanted to tell you in person ’cause it would mean the world to chanel if you could attend. It would mean the world to me, too.

Lani: Thank you for including us. But since I’ve been back at work I only get a few hours a day with the twins, so.

Paulina: Well, you–you know, you wouldn’t be gone that long. You come by, just raise a glass. You’ll be back with those little angels before you know it.

Lani: Sorry, paulina, but it’s a no.

Eli: Paulina, we–we appreciate the invite, but lani’s had a tough day, so we’re gonna sit this one out.

Paulina: Oh. Oh. Oh. Yeah, well, okay. So, well, let’s just get the family together soon for a celebratory dinner.

Eli: Yeah, sounds great. Hey, please, give chanel– give chanel our love.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. Yeah. I will. And you two, you– you have a nice evening.

Eli: You too.

Lani: “Sounds great”?

Eli: Just trying to be nice.

Lani: I get that, eli, but you can’t say things like that to her. You have to remember with her it’s always the same thing. You give her an inch, she takes a mile.

Paulina: [Sobbing quietly]

Anna: Come on, ej, this is happy news. You need to stop being so cynical.

Tony: I’m gonna agree with anna. ‘Cause regardless of how you must feel about this young woman, johnny must love her and you’ll only alienate him further if you do not support this union. So why don’t you just put on a happy face and give these kids your blessing?

Ej: Even if I think it’s a match made in hell?

Chanel: Horton, I gotta go. Why are you looking at me like that?

Johnny: ‘Cause you’re the sexiest woman alive. Let’s make love again.

Chanel: You’re joking, right?

Johnny: Not at all. I feel like I could go forever.

Chanel: That’s great. But just this morning you were completely wiped out. And now it’s like– it’s like you’re unstoppable.

[Tense music]

[Eerie chuckling] Johnny? You suddenly seem so far away. Is everything okay?

Johnny: Uh, yeah. Yeah, it’s fine. I just– I was trying to figure out how I went from being so out of it this morning to feeling like I can take on the world. Must be because I’m crazy in love with my wife.

Chanel: Well, I’m crazy in love with you, too.

Johnny: Yeah?

Chanel: Mm-hmm. And pretty soon a whole bunch of people will be here to celebrate our love, so we need to get ready.

Johnny: Okay. But before we do.

Tripp: So the party’s tonight, huh?

Allie: Yep. Totally last minute. But chanel really wants both of us there.

Tripp: Sounds really fun, but I am on call tonight.

Allie: Can anyone cover for you?

Tripp: Maybe if I was still in med school. But now that I’m officially a doctor, if they need me–

Allie: You have to show up. I get it.

Tripp: But of course I’ll still go to the party, okay? Just know there’s a chance I might have to get called back to the hospital.

Allie: Okay. Well, maybe we’ll get lucky. I really, really want you there with me.

Tripp: For moral support because you’re still on the fence about this marriage? Or to celebrate because you’re really okay with it now?

Allie: I am really okay with it now. I just feel bad about the way I reacted when I first heard.

Tripp: Johnny and chanel accepted your apology.

Allie: I mean they claimed to. But tripp, I said some really hurtful things. I mean, I told my best friend that it was just a matter of time before my brother broke her heart.

Tripp: Hey. You were caught off guard. Okay? And from what you’ve told me about johnny’s past, you had good reason to be worried.

Allie: You know, my brother might have been a serious player back in the day. But I think for the first time he’s–he’s really in love. Just like I’m really in love with you.

Tripp: Hmm. But we don’t wanna be late. So, we should go shower. Together?

Tripp: That is a fantastic idea. Yes.

Susan: Begone, beelzebub! And if this doesn’t work — how about this? Burn, baby, burn.

Marlena: Susan, stop. Susan, stop. Look, I appreciate your concern, really, I do. But it’s marlena. The devil is gone.

Susan: I wanna believe you, I do, I do. But you know what lucifer can be. He can be a crafty son of a gun. And–and he can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

Marlena: Yeah. No, no, no. No more holy water.

Susan: No, I need–I need to vanquish evil.

Marlena: Oh, please, all you’re doing is vanquishing my makeup. Please, please, please stop. I promise you, it really is me. Woman: I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Susan: Okay, okay, I believe you, all right. You know– you are dr. Marlena evans, not the devil in disguise.

Marlena: And that’s true. So thank you. Thank you for believing me.

Susan: Oh, I do, I do, finally. You know what? You can have the holy water just in case. Here you go. I’m gonna keep the cross. It gives me comfort.

Marlena: Yeah. Well, come in. You know, after what you’ve been through, I can understand you being afraid.

Susan: Thank you. Thank you for understanding.

Marlena: Susan?

Susan: Hmm?

Marlena: John told me what I did to you. I’m so sorry.

Susan: Oh, hey, I don’t blame you, not one bit. I mean, it wasn’t you who turned me into kristen dimera and that little kitty cat. That was him.

Marlena: It must’ve been horrible.

Susan: Oh, I mean the kitty cat, that wasn’t so bad. But kristen, yeah, that was another story.

Marlena: Yeah. You know, the reason he wanted you to be kristen was so that you could seduce john.

Susan: Oh. You know what? There was no chance of that, nope. Zero, zilcho, zip that it was gonna happen because you know what? John black is true blue.

Marlena: I know. Even in my darkest hour, I never stopped believing in him. I never stopped believing in our love.

Eli: Lani, I know how you feel about paulina. But I don’t see the harm in going the family dinner or the party.

Lani: Don’t you get it? That’s not how she operates. You say yes to her once and next thing you know, it’s–it’s every week. Didn’t you see how she just barreled in here? She has no respect for boundaries. She doesn’t care about what we want. It’s all about what she wants.

Eli: Right now it’s all about chanel.

Lani: And I want to do something nice for chanel. But guess who bought the entire registry?

Eli: The best gift that you could give chanel is to be there for her.

Lani: Well, I wanna be with the kids.

Eli: You– we just put them down. I’m sure they’re– they’re out for the rest of the night.

Lani: Well, where are we gonna find a babysitter this late?

Eli: You’re looking at him.

Lani: What?

Eli: Wha–wait, you should go to the party yourself.

Lani: Oh, hell no. Mm-mm.

Eli: Hey, look, I know that you’re angry with your mother–

Lani: Don’t call–no, don’t call her that, eli.

Eli: Listen, chanel didn’t do anything wrong. I’m sure that she’ll be very hurt that you’re not there.

Lani: Do you have any idea what it’s like to be married to someone who’s always right?

Eli: I don’t– I don’t know about always but in this case, yes.

Lani: [Laughs]

Eli: Go–go get dressed. Be there for chanel.

Lani: Thank you.

Eli: Go, go.

Lani: Okay. I’m going.

Tripp: Wow. You look incredible.

Allie: And you look super hot in scrubs but even hotter in regular clothes. Not to mention out of them.

Tripp: I do love you.

[Phone rings] It’s the hospital. Dr. Johnson. I’m on my way.

Allie: No, it’s my fault for mentioning scrubs.

Tripp: Hopefully, this won’t take too long. And as soon as I’m done, I’ll head straight to the party. Okay?

Allie: Okay.


[Dramatic music]

Johnny: I love you so much, chanel. And that is why I am so excited for this party tonight. So that both of our families can see that.

Chanel: They think we moved way too fast.

Johnny: Who cares? We know we made the right decision. Look at this. These rings, they mean that we belong to each other. We’re committed. And we’re in love. And we want the whole world to see that. And that’s what tonight’s about. It’s about going down there, and showing everybody that we are proud of the decision that we made. And that we couldn’t be more excited about the incredible life that we’re gonna build together as husband and as wife.

Chanel: Come on, G. Let’s get ready to go see our families.

Johnny: Okay. Let’s get down there and let’s torch any doubts in their minds.

Tony: A match made in hell? What a dreadful way to speak about your son’s marriage.

Ej: It’s the truth. Johnny is being taken for a ride by a con artist.

Anna: Now hang on here a minute, ej. Tony has met chanel and he thinks she’s a lovely young woman.

Tony: It doesn’t matter what I think. Johnny is obviously in love with her, made a commitment to her. I’m at least willing to give her a chance.

Ej: How much of a chance? One that costs us a million dollars? Ten? Twenty?

Anna: Oh, would you stop with the suspicions. You know, not everyone is after the dimera fortune.

Ej: It’s not speculation, I assure you. Chanel married xander cook when she thought he was wealthy. When she found out he wasn’t, she had the marriage annulled. It lasted all of one day.

Tony: Fine. But we don’t know the whole story now, do we? Not to mention the fact it happened some time ago. I mean, doesn’t chanel have her own successful business? And from what I’ve heard, she’s already an heiress. Her mother is very wealthy. A real estate mogul.

Ej: Yes. But it’s new money. I mean, look at that hideous banner and these decorations. I’d say paulina’s taste is a little– well, you get the picture.

Paulina: Well, not me. I don’t get the picture. Could you describe it to me, ej? Spell it out, huh? This is the sound of nature breathing.

Susan: I just admire you so much, dr. Marlena evans. I mean, you’re so wise and, I mean, you’ve helped so many people. And just talking to you right now, I mean, I feel like I can handle whatever comes my way. Like the party at the mansion.

Marlena: Party?

Susan: Uh-huh. To celebrate our sweet johnny getting married. You know, ms. Paulina price, she–that’s the bride’s mama, now she put it together real last-minute.

Marlena: I see.

Susan: I mean, since you’re johnny’s grandma, too, I mean, you should come. We should go together.

Marlena: No, no, no. I can’t do that.

Susan: Why the heck not?

Marlena: You’re not the only person that I hurt when I wasn’t myself. I actually, well, destroyed paulina’s wedding. And I don’t think she would want me there to celebrate her daughter’s wedding.

Paulina: What were you saying about my taste, ej? It’s, like, what? Cheap? Chintzy? Tacky?

Ej: Of course not. I’d call it…festive.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Anna: Paulina, hi. I’m anna dimera, ej’s sister-in-law. And this is tony, my husband, ej’s brother.

Tony: Nice to meet you.

Paulina: It’s a pleasure to meet you both.

Anna: I can’t tell you, we’re so over the moon that your daughter and our nephew found each other. Can’t wait to meet your chanel. I’ve heard such nice things about her.

Ej: Tony, I could use your help with the champagne. Come along.

Tony: Excuse me.

Anna: Please, paulina, you have to ignore ej when he’s in a bad mood, which is most of the time.

Paulina: He’s not as enthusiastic about chanel becoming a dimera as you are.

Anna: Well, I just don’t– I don’t think he’s upset about your daughter. I think he’s more in a bad mood because he just got booted out of the family company and he might be going to prison.

Paulina: Oh, I heard about that.

Anna: Mm. And don’t listen to a word he said about your taste. I think the decorations are fabulous.

Paulina: Well, thank you. You’re staying for the party?

Anna: Oh, absolutely. I love celebrating young love. Or any kind of love.

Paulina: I am with you on that, anna.

[Doorbell rings]

Chanel: Horton! Wow, girl. You look beautiful.

Allie: Thanks. And you just take my breath away. Wow.

Demon johnny: We are looking so hot tonight, giovanni. If you’d just stop fighting me, we could set this whole town on fire. The world is full of make or break moments.

Chanel: Where’s tripp?

Allie: He’s on-call tonight.

Chanel: Oh, that’s sucks.

Allie: Yeah, I know. He said he might try and come over later though if it’s not too late when he’s done.

Chanel: Cool. And, horton, I want you to know I’m really glad you’re here.

Allie: I am too.

[Both giggle]

Tony: So when will chad and abigail arrive?

Ej: They’re not coming.

Tony: They declined your invitation?

Ej: I didn’t extend one. It’s bad enough that my home’s been transformed into a vegas wedding chapel. But if I also had to look at our brother’s smug face all evening, I might give the authorities a real reason to lock me up.

Tony: Cheer up, will you? Ej. This is a party.

Ej: Not one I wanted to have.

Paulina: You know, your brother-in-law got one thing right.

Anna: Really? What was that?

Paulina: It is festive!

Anna: Yes.

Paulina: And wait till you try the food, oh! I hired the top-notch caterer. Most amazing reviews. Oh, chanel! Allie!

Chanel: Hi, mama.

Paulina: Baby, oh! You look stunning. Oh, you both do.

Allie: Thank you. So do you, ms. Price.

Paulina: Well, thank you. Chanel darling, this is johnny’s auntie, ms. Anna dimera.

Chanel: Oh, it’s very nice to meet you.

Anna: You too. Same to you. And she’s right, you do look gorgeous. You both do. Aren’t they just adorable?


Paulina: Oh, that they are.

Anna: Yeah, I mean it. It’s like the minute you walked in, I thought, “holy moly. These two have something really special going on.” I don’t know how else to say it but you just look so right together.

Paulina: Of course they do. They’re best friends, they’re business associates, and now sisters-in-law. But we better get this party started, but we can’t without the groom. Where is your husband, baby?

[Eerie music]

Johnny: No, no. This can’t be happening.

Demon johnny: Oh, but it is, giovanni. I know you can feel my power coursing through your veins. And I know you want it. And you know you want it. Stop fighting. Just give in to it. Give in to it now!

[Thunder booms]

Marlena: Susan? Susan? You’re pale as a ghost. Are you all right?

[Eerie music]

Tackling tough messes can

take more time than you have,

Susan: Oh, god. Oh, your shoes. Dr. Marlena evans, your shoes.

Marlena: Oh, oh, my goodness. No, no, susan, that’s okay. You just stay calm. I’m gonna take you to the hospital.

Susan: Oh, no, no, no. The party?

Marlena: Oh, you are not going to a party.

Susan: I have to. I have to. It’s for our grandson.

Marlena: No, no, no. The only place you’re going is a hospital. But I will–I will call ej and let him know what’s going on.

Susan: No, no, no, no, no. You know what? I’ll go to the hospital, all right, but please, please don’t tell ej. Don’t scare him, please.

Marlena: Okay, I won’T.

Ej: Marlena?

Marlena: Ej, hi. I’m here with your mom and she has a bit of an upset stomach and so she wants me to let you know she won’t be able to make it to the party.

Ej: Oh, that’s too bad. Is there anything I can do?

Marlena: No, thanks. I will keep an eye on her.

Ej: Thank you. Give her my love.

Marlena: I will. Bye.

Susan: Did he buy it?

Marlena: He bought it.

Susan: Okay.

Marlena: And now we’re gonna go to the hospital.

Chanel: I better go see what’s keeping johnny.

Paulina: Excuse us a moment.

Chanel: I thought you wanted to get the party started.

Paulina: I do. I do. But I wanna tell you something first. I invited your sister, but she can’t make it.

Chanel: Can’t? Or doesn’t want to? Mama, you can tell me the truth.

Paulina: Lani doesn’t wanna come because she doesn’t wanna be around me. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. She loves you. She loves you, baby. It’s just that her not being here–

Lani: Sorry, I’m late.

Paulina: Lani.

Lani: We couldn’t get a babysitter tonight, so eli is gonna stay with the kids. But, chanel, congratulations. I am just so happy to be here for you.

Chanel: And I’m so happy that you’re here.

Ej: Here you go. I just got word that my mother can’t make it. So everyone’s here except your husband. Any idea when he might deign to join us?

Johnny: Here’s johnny!

[Eerie music]

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Johnny: How’s it going, ladies?

Chanel: What was up with that entrance?

Johnny: Pretty great, right? I assume you got the reference.

Allie: “The shining.” Yeah, we got it. It was a little much, don’t you think?

Chanel: Yeah. I think you kind of freaked everyone out.

Johnny: Well, come on guys. It was a joke. Are those not allowed at wedding receptions? Should I not smile, either?

Chanel: You know I love your smile. But it’s just that, you know, I feel like you’re on a roller coaster. This–this morning you had zero energy. And then a few hours later, you were like a stallion.

Johnny: Well, I thought you rather enjoyed our afternoon romps.

Chanel: You know I do. It’s just that I’m worried that you’re running on fumes.

Johnny: Trust me, I’m fine. I feel like a million bucks.

Paulina: Well, enough with this chitchat now. Let’s get this party started.

Johnny: I’m sorry I’m late. But this place looks amazing, and so do you. It’s gonna be a great party, paulina.

Paulina: Oh, no, no, no, no. You call me mama. Oh, mama price. We’re family now.

Johnny: Well, okay, mama.


Anna: Attention everyone. The father of the groom has a few words he’d like to say.

Ej: Thank you, anna. Good evening, everyone. Thank you all for joining us tonight to celebrate the marriage of my son johnny and his beautiful bride chanel dupree dimera. Please.

[Applause] Relationships between fathers and sons aren’t always easy, especially in the dimera family. We’re a strong-willed lot. Passionate. Determined. And our convictions about what’s right and what’s wrong can sometimes lead to conflict… it’s no secret that my son and I don’t always see eye to eye on everything. I don’t always agree with his choices. But johnny, you’re a grown man now, fully capable of making your own decisions. And whether or not I agree with them, always know that I will love you with all my heart and I want nothing more than for you to be happy. And it’s also so very clear that you, chanel, make my son very happy. Welcome to the family. Mm, we have someone special to thank for organizing this wonderful party, the mother of the bride. Paulina, please, the floor is yours.

Paulina: Well, as you all know, I’m painfully shy.

[Laughter] Well, okay, obviously that’s not the case. Shy I am not. But just a little– it’s a little overwhelming to see your baby get married. And I’ve had a great, great career and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, but I am most proud of my family. And all I’ve ever wanted in my life was for my daughters to be happy and it looks like, thank god, they are now. And I have such confidence in chanel. And more important, she has confidence in herself. And she’s just like her mama, she knows her own mind and it wants johnny. And it’s safe to say that the rest of her does too.

[Laughter] So, young man, it’s all because of you. And let me tell you something, you do your mama price a favor and you keep it that way, okay? Or otherwise, you’re gonna have to answer to me.

Johnny: Ooh, I’m scared.

Paulina: All right, enough of that now. Who’s next? Chanel, right? Then johnny?

Allie: Actually, before they speak, there is something that I would like to say. I’ve lost count of how many asthma attacks I’ve had.

Allie: When johnny and chanel first got back from italy and announced they’d been married, I wasn’t exactly supportive. And I apologized, but I know that it hurt badly. And so I’m here to apologize again, publicly. And let all of you how overjoyed I am that my brother and my best friend have found true love with each other. And I’m so lucky to have them both in my life. To johnny and chanel, I hope that you are happy together forever.

Lani: Um, what she said.

[Laughter] But seriously, chanel, I wish you and johnny a wonderful life together. I am so honored to celebrate you tonight. And I couldn’t be happier to have you as a sister.

[Baby crying]

[Light music]

And of course, I am very happy to have johnny as a brother-in-law.

Johnny: Well, hey, I’m lucky to have such a hot sister-in-law.

Chanel: Thank you, lani. And thank all of you for being here and for your beautiful words. And I appreciate johnny’s father for letting us know that he respects our decision, even though he doesn’t agree with it. And, mama, thank you for this amazing party and for all of your love and support. And horton, you’re already the best friend I could ever ask for. And now we’re sisters. I mean, how cool is that? And to the whole dimera family, thank you for opening up your home and your hearts to me. I’m so grateful. And I can’t wait to know you all even better. And now I would like to toast to my handsome, brilliant, amazing husband, who I am head over heels in love with. To johnny.

All: To johnny.

Anna: Well, go on, johnny. Kiss the bride.


Tripp: And earlier in the day you felt fine? No dizziness, fever, or nausea?

Susan: No, no sir. But this morning I did have one of my visions.

Marlena: That’s why she contacted me.

Tripp: And is that– is that unusual, having–having a vision?

Susan: No. No. I have them all the time. But this one–this one, it was completely different. I have never experienced anything like this in my life. It was so powerful, I felt it from the tippy, tippy top of my head all the way down to my toes. I haven’t the foggiest idea what it was, but it literally, literally made me sick.

[Eerie music]

Johnny: And now it is my turn. And I’d like to start by paying homage to my nonno. And there he is. The formidable stefano dimera. Whom I loved and revered and miss to this day. He gave me everything a kid could ever want. And he taught me that nothing is more important than family. You know, they say parents and grandparents they shouldn’t pick favorites. He ignored that rule. He let me know, without question, that I was his favorite. His little giovanni. I thought he was the greatest. But then as I got older, I realized some people thought he was a terrible person. Some even said he was evil. I never saw it that way. I saw stefano dimera as a man who knew what he wanted. And he didn’t let anything stand in his way. Well, I don’t consider that evil. I think it’s smart. Something to be admired. It’s taken me a while to figure out what it is that I want, but I finally have. And chanel, I have come to realize it’s not you.

Chanel: What?

Johnny: I’m sorry, chanel. I don’t wanna be married to you anymore.

[Eerie music]

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