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Susan: [Shrieks]

Tripp: Oh, I’m sorry. Does that hurt?

Susan: No, no, sir. I just get the tickles real easy.

Tripp: Sorry. I’ll be done in just a minute.

Susan: Okay.

Tripp: Ms. Banks, you mentioned that you had a vision right before you had this attack. You don’t remember anything else that could have contributed to to the pain, your nausea?

Susan: No, I mean, it came on all of a sudden, it just–

Marlena: Susan, you okay?

Susan: Are those new shoes, doc?

Tripp: Why do you ask?

Susan: I already upchucked all over poor dr. Marlena’s blue suedes, and I’d sure hate to ruin two pairs in the same night.

Abe: [Chuckling] Two pairs. Jacks over deuces.

John: Thought you were bluffing.

Abe: I know you were bluffing.

John: Well, not this time, buddy, because I got three sixes, boom, boom, boom. And the pot is all mine.

Abe: 666, the devil’s hand.

John: Don’t go there, abraham.

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 was 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. And 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. I don’t consider that evil. I think it’s smart, something to be admired. And 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.

Chanel: G, what are you saying? What do you mean you don’t wanna be married to me anymore? Is this some sort of joke?

Johnny: No, chanel, I’m dead serious.

[Dramatic music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Marlena: Are you still feeling nauseous?

Susan: A little, you know, it’s like I told you before, sometimes I get this way before a premonition. Bad timing, huh? I mean, I’m not gonna be able to go to that big party that my son is throwing.

Tripp: I assume you’re talking about the wedding reception of chanel and johnny dimera.

Susan: Yeah, yeah. Darn, I’m gonna miss it. I bet you it’s gonna be one heck of a bash.

Tripp: Right, I’m sorry to be missing it myself.

Paulina: You don’t wanna be married to my daughter? You little swine, what the hell are you trying to pull?

Johnny: Just owning my truth.

Paulina: Oh, you arrogant twit, how about you take your damn truth, and you just–you stick it where the sun don’t shine.

Chanel: Oh, I think I’m gonna be sick.

Paulina: Oh, baby.

Allie: Johnny, what is going on? Why are you doing this?

Johnny: Well, turns out you were right all along, sis, I’m just not that good at relationships, you know. I thought this one might be different, but I was wrong, obviously.

Chanel: My god, this cannot be happening.

Johnny: I’m genuinely sorry to be upsetting you like this, chanel. I know before we got married in italy, I did everything I could to sweep you off your feet. But now that we’re standing here in this room, surrounded by our loving families, my nonno’s portrait reminding me of his adoration for me, and mine of him, is urging me to not let anything hold me back. And I realize now that I need my freedom. And then there was my father’s toast. I believe the essence of what he said was that we dimeras are strong-willed, passionate, determined. And right now, I’m determined to undo a mistake that I made, a very hurtful one, as it turns out.

Ej: As I said, my son is his own man. He makes his own decisions.

Johnny: Indeed, I do. And though my father oftentimes disagrees with said decisions, I know he respects my independent spirit. So yes, I chose to marry chanel, and now I’m choosing to end that marriage.

Chanel: End the marriage? Oh, my god, so you’re saying–

Johnny: I’m saying that it’s over, chanel. I want a divorce.

[Tense music]

I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Abe: Well, you know, it’s too bad that we cleaned roman out so fast.

John: Well, you know, something tells me he was more interested in getting upstairs to kate than he was staying downstairs here bro-ing up with the boys.

Abe: Well, you know, it’s nice to see that those two have found each other again.

John: Yeah, it is.

Abe: Well, you’re going big.

John: That’s ’cause I’m feeling lucky, in a lot of ways.

Abe: Yeah, I can imagine. Having marlena herself again. How’s she doing?

John: Better every day, thanks for asking. Of course, you know, I’m being a little overprotective, but I can’t help myself ’cause I came so damn close to losing her.

Abe: But it was your courage and love, and your family’s, thanks to that, we didn’T.

John: Scariest fight of my life. But I’m happy to say the demon’s gone. If he knows what’s good for him, he’ll stay gone.

Tripp: I’ll have the lab put a rush on this.

Marlena: Yeah, thanks, tripp.

Tripp: But your vitals are good so it’s probably like what you said, something that you ate or maybe even a stomach virus.

Susan: Or a premonition.

>>Tripp: Right, yes. I understand that it could be that as well. In any case, I want you to take every precaution because you did suffer a pretty serious wound to your abdomen not too long ago.

Susan: Oh, yeah, when i stabbed myself, right? And I’d do it all over again, I’d saved john black and I’d stop satan from dragging my poor elvis straight to hell. Ugh.

Paulina: You end the marriage like this in front of all these people?

Chanel: Mama–

Pauline: You heartless bastard, I have a mind to just wring your neck.

Chanel: Mama, please, stop. Johnny’s daddy just said how johnny can speak for himself, and mama, as much as i appreciate you having my back, your daughter can fight her own battles.

Paulina: Okay, you go, girl.

Chanel: But, johnny, upstairs just before this party, you told me and you showed me how much you love me. I looked into your eyes, and I saw inside of your heart that all you wanted was to be with me. So maybe this is just cold feet or jet lag–

Johnny: It’s neither, it’s neither, chanel; it’s much more profound than that.

Chanel: Profound?

Johnny: It goes deeper is what I mean–look, chanel, you are an incredible woman, and from the moment I met you, I was struck by your beauty, your intelligence–

Anna: Then why do you want to divorce her?

Tony: Anna.

Johnny: But I realize we’re both young. There’s so much more we need to explore, to experience.

Chanel: You can speak for yourself.

Johnny: Okay, I will do that then: There’s so much more i need to explore and to experience.

Chanel: Oh, like other women, you mean?

Johnny: No, not at all. Although I don’t rule that out.

Pauline: Oh, you son of a bitch.

Johnny: Chanel, please. I understand that you’ve been burned by this sudden turn of events, but honestly, it hurts me as well to break your heart this way. And I hope after you had some time to cool off–

Chanel: Cool off? I will never cool off. Because not only have you broken my heart, but you’ve made a fool of me.

Johnny: No, no, please, don’t–please don’t succumb to feeling foolish. You trusted in my love because you’re a kind, trusting person, and that’s why, in time, I hope we can still remain friends, maybe even friends with benefits.

Paulina: Oh, chanel, if you don’t slap this bastard, I will do it for you.

Lani: And so will I.

Johnny: You can slap me if it’ll make you feel better.

Chanel: No. No, I’m not gonna slap you. But I just wanna know, who the hell are you? And what have you done with my giovanni?

[Tense music]

Chanel: This is not the johnny dimera I know and love.

Johnny: Well, that’s ’cause you don’t really know me. But my sister does, and she warned you, didn’t she?

Chanel: Yeah, yeah, she did. But I was convinced that she was wrong about you because the guy that I knew was wonderful and kind-hearted, and he made me laugh. And he showed me more love than anyone else ever has. Was that all an act?

Johnny: No, no. I mean, not really. I guess I was just trying to convince myself that I was capable of loving someone, that I could commit myself to that someone. But as soon as this marriage became a reality, which it did tonight at this party with everyone addressing us as husband and wife, I realized I’m just not there yet. I’m so sorry, chanel.

Chanel: Yeah, yeah. Well, I’m not. You see, what I’m feeling is grateful as hell that I found this all out now. Because, if this is who you are, if you can turn on a dime like this and toss me out of your life at what was supposed to be a celebration of our marriage, then you are the last man on earth that I would wanna be with. So you know what? You can go straight to hell, johnny dimera.

Susan: This is the last place I thought I’d end up tonight.

Marlena: Oh, susan, you are gonna be just fine.

Susan: I’m not concerned about my flesh, dr. Marlena evans. It’s my immortal soul, and all the immortal souls that are around me.

Marlena: We are all gonna be just fine. The devil is gone. He’s gone.

Susan: Then why can’t I shake this bad, bad, bad feeling that the devil is not done with us? I mean, I think that I have got that feeling, it’s shaking me right back. I mean, look, look, look, my hand is trembling like leaves, dr. Evans.

Marlena: Susan, you were right about the devil before, you were. But he’s gone now. He’s gone, and he will never try to get inside of me again. I promise.

Susan: But you would know if he was, right?

Marlena: I would, I would. You know, john has barely let me out of his sight, and we’re both being so vigilant. So what I can tell you is, the devil’s days in salem are over.

Susan: All right. Maybe you’re right.

Marlena: You okay?

Susan: No, not really. You know, I bet it was the strawberry jelly I had on my peanut butter sandwich at lunch instead of the usual bananas, I mean.

Marlena: Yeah, yeah. Can I get you some water?

Susan: Oh, yes, please. Yes, please. Thank you so, so, so very, very much. You take such good care of me, dr. Marlena evans. Oh, you are an absolute angel. Thank you, god bless you, dr. Marlena evans, and god bless us all.

John: See the thing is marlena’s still struggling with all this guilt she feels about all the people she hurt when she was possessed.

Abe: Well, what guilt? She knows that none of this was her fault. We all know it.

John: Well, true, true, and I’m sure she knows that on one level, but she’s still carrying it with her. And she’s going around, she’s making amends, so just fyi, she’s probably gonna come knocking on your door, apologizing for blowing up your wedding to paulina.

Abe: You know, no apologies are necessary, especially since the devil, I think might have done me a favor letting me know the truth about paulina before I made the mistake of spending the rest of my life with the wrong person.

Paulina: Chanel, baby, wait.

Allie: No, I’ll go. Johnny, how could you do this to her? What are you doing?

Johnny: You can’t be that surprised, allie.

Allie: No, disgusted is what I am. You make me sick.

Johnny: My apologies to my family for the theatrics. And I would like to offer my regrets to the family of the bride, especially you, mama price.

Paulina: Mama? You have the nerve to call me that after what you just did to my little girl?

Ej: Paulina.

Paulina: And you–

Ej: I suggest we stay calm.

Paulina: You, you have the audacity to assume that my daughter is going after your son’s money when anybody here with eyes can see your son isn’t worth a damn? Now, I told you that you would have to answer to me if you didn’t deliver on your promise to keep my baby girl happy.

Johnny: I did, for a while.

Paulina: It was just a big lie. You used her, and then you broke her heart, and then you humiliated her. Now, nobody, nobody who hurts someone I love can get away with it.

Johnny: Seems like I just did.

Paulina: What did you say?

Johnny: Now, if you’ll excuse me.

Paulina: Oh, no, you don’T. Don’t you dare–don’t you dare walk away from me.

Susan: Yeah, that feels much better.

Marlena: Susan, what is it?

Paulina: You hold–you hold it right there! There’ll be hell to pay for what you did, you bastard! No!

[Ceiling cracking]

Paulina: [Screams]

Lani: Mom, look out!

[Dramatic music]

This is the sound of nature breathing.

Abe: Paulina knew just how much having lani as a daughter, how much that meant to me.

John: Mm-hmm, which is why she kept her secret.

Abe: You know, which is why it was so hurtful when I found out the truth. It was even more hurtful for lani. I’m just glad that she’s out of my life.

John: Mm-hmm.

Abe: What’s that supposed to mean?

John: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. It means that, my friend, you have not mastered the poker face ’cause it’s clear as day that paulina still has you in her back pocket there. So that means there’s still a chance for the two of you. That’s what that mm-hmm means.

Abe: No, we don’T. I mean, I may have forgiven paulina, but I can’t trust her.

Ej: What the hell?

Tony: What happened?

Anna: Oh, my god!

Lani: Are you okay? You okay?

Paulina: Oh, oh, yes. Oh, I’m alive, thanks to you.

Susan: It’s happening! It’s happening! Something is happening. I don’t know what it is!

Marlena: Susan. Get up, don’t do this. I don’t want you to cut yourself.

Susan: Okay, I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

Marlene: It’s okay, no, no. It was an accident. It was an accident. I’ll just find somebody to clean this up, okay? Wait here, wait here.

Susan: Oh, it’s not all right doctor marlena, it just–it was not an accident. Something compelled me to drop that glass, and when it shattered, something else was broken. I just wish to god I knew what it was.

Johnny: Hate to say this, mama price, but seems like god punished you for taking his name in vain.

[Dramatic music]

My plaque psoriasis…

Susan: Before this day ends, I might need you.

Tripp: Okay, good news is your lab is cleared.

Marlena: Which means you’re gonna be just fine, and I can take you home.

Susan: Oh, lucky me.

Abe: Well, you know what they say, lucky in cards, unlucky in love.

John: Maybe I was wrong about that poker face. Well, partner, looks like I’m all tapped out here. Listen, I told roman that we’d lock up, so–

Abe: I’ve got it; you go home to the woman you love, and I think I’m gonna stay here and play some solitaire.

Lani: Be careful.

Tony: Are you gonna be all right?

Paulina: Just sore here, here, and there.

Anna: Okay, this should help.

Paulina: Oh, what was that?

Anna: Strega.

Tony: It’s one of my late father’s favorite vices.

Paulina: Hit me again, sister.

Lani: Your ankle is swelling. You must have twisted it when I knocked you to the floor.

Paulina: Well, that big old pile of glass might have done more than twisted my ankle if you hadn’t done that. You pushed me out of harm’s way.

Anna: Tony, I told you we should have gotten rid of that ancient light fixture.

Tony: It was an original, louis xvi.

Anna: Yeah, well, old louis got his head chopped off with the guillotine. And history almost repeated itself with poor paulina right here in the family mansion.

Tony: Well, it’s gone now, so you’ve got your wish.

Paulina: I have a mind to sue your family for that big old glass ball almost killing me, and to sue your obnoxious nephew for shattering my baby girl’s heart into a million pieces.

Tony: Well, no need to get litigious. We’ll do everything we can to help you. May I call the family physician?

Lani: No, no, thank you. I just–I wanna get her to a hospital.

Paulina: Oh no, no. Uh-uh, no, no, no. No hospital, no hospital, no. I got one good ankle left, you know, I need to get to chanel, my baby. My baby needs me.

Lani: No, no, no. Better idea, how about you let allie take care of chanel, and let me take care of you.

[Soft music]

Johnny: Thank you. Can I at least have your name, so I know who I’m indebted to?

Chanel: Chanel.

Johnny: Pretty.

Chanel: My mom loved coco chanel, so…

Johnny: It’s nice to meet you, chanel. I’m named after my grandfather, john, but my other grandfather used to call me giovanni.

Chanel: Giovanni?

Johnny: Yeah. I’ll put it in your phone, so you don’t forget.

Chanel: Giovanni is not exactly easy to forget.

Johnny: Well, I hope not.

Chanel: You son of a bitch!

Allie: Dupree?

Demon johnny: Oh, damn, that was fun. As sweet as chanel’s bits are, it had to be done. I had to cut that poor girl’s heart out, and I nearly cut her mother into a thousand pieces. You’d think that bitch, paulina, would’ve learned her lesson the first time she tangled with me.

Marlena: So I’m sorry, but you’ll never have your family back, and you’ll never have abe back. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna check my voicemail.

Paulina: I’m not finished with you, you cold-hearted bitch.

Marlena: Who are you calling a bitch, bitch?

Johnny: That’s twice you’ve laid hands on me now, paulina price. If there’s a third time, you won’t be so lucky.

Ej: Johnny, what the hell’s gotten into you?

To be a thriver with

metastatic breast cancer

Johnny: What’s gotten into me is that I decided to acknowledge my mistake and fix it.

Ej: In a very public way, which was rather cruel, cold.

Johnny: Dimera-like?

Ej: You could say that, although there was a certain element of bravery to it, too. But what struck me as odd was the comment you made after the chandelier came crashing down around chanel’s mother.

Johnny: I don’t remember.

Ej: Well, I certainly do. You said god was punishing paulina for taking his name in vain.

Johnny: So?

Ej: So when did you get religion, son?

[Tense music]

Susan: Yeah, feels much better.

Marlena: Susan, what is it?

Susan: [Screams]

Tony: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you. I’m afraid you missed quite the party.

Susan: What in god’s name happened here?

Johnny: Don’t be ridiculous. I haven’t found god, not in the least. It’s just what that woman did, it infuriated me.

Ej: You broke her daughter’s heart, did you expect her not to react?

Johnny: No, but I mean, she was really aggressive about it, kind of scary.

Ej: You broke her daughter’s heart.

Johnny: And that gave her the right to come after me that way?

Ej: Yes, I think it did. And johnny, why the sudden 180 about chanel? Did something happen between you two?

Johnny: No, no. Nothing happened between us. Maybe I decided to listen to you, saw the light. Chanel is–she’s a great girl. She’s smart, she’s funny, hot as hell. But long term, I plan to do things with my life, big things, honor the dimera name. So why in the hell would I want to tie myself to someone whose worldview is a bit more limited?

Ej: Not to play devil’s advocate, but you swore you love chanel and that she loved you.

Johnny: You’ll be happy to hear, I think you were right all along. I think what she loved most about me was my money.

Ej: Hmm. And yet you were fairly outraged when I suggested it.

Johnny: I might have overreacted a little bit, but now I’ve come to realize that you were just looking out for your boy.

Chanel: You tried to warn me about your brother.

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