Days of Our Lives Transcript
Transcript provided by Suzanne
Demon johnny: So last night, now, that– that is what I call a party. Champagne, caviar, chaos, pain.
[Chuckles] Oh, but that is just the beginning. Oh, no, no. Wait till you see what I’m gonna do next.
Ej: Johnny. Who were you talking to?
Belle: Hey. Did you get those contracts I left at your place last night?
Chad: I did.
Chad: Signed and initialed.
Belle: Thank you. And I’m glad I caught you before ej’s trial. You’re going, right?
Chad: I have to. I’m a witness for the prosecution.
Nicole: Oh, uh, hi.
Ava: Hey. Well, what a surprise. You know, rafe and I, we were just going in for some breakfast. Why don’t you join us?
Nicole: I would love to, except I’m running late. I was just gonna grab something from sweet bits. So maybe another time, okay?
Ava: Okay, that was a little odd, don’t you think?
Rafe: Hm? What do you mean?
Ava: Well, I could have sworn she was going into the brady pub and… you don’t think she’s avoiding us, do you?
Melinda: Oh, look who’s here.
Tripp: Hey, melinda.
Melinda: Sorry to tell you, looks like you wasted a trip, tripp.
Tripp: Ha. Yeah. It’s weird, they should have opened, like, half an hour ago.
Melinda: Yeah, I know when they should have opened. I also know that I just came all the way across town just to cool my heels for the last 20 minutes.
Tripp: Well, sorry.
Melinda: It’s not your fault. Adequate baked goods. Completely unprofessional management.
Tripp: Hey, come on. Don’t– don’t post that, okay?
Melinda: Why shouldn’t I?
Tripp: Well, for one, it’s not true. And mainly, it’s not fair. You have no idea why they’re late.
Melinda: And you do?
Tripp: Yeah, kinda. And, look, I’m telling you, this morning… chanel doesn’t need any more grief, okay?
Allie: Oh, my god. Last night, that wasn’t– that wasn’t a dream? We…
Chanel: Yeah. We did.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Chanel: You’re freaking out, aren’t you?
Chanel: You’re playing with your hair. You only do that when you’re freaking out. Horton. What’s going on? Talk to me. Whatever it is, just say it. I know last night was your first time with another girl.
Allie: Yeah. Yeah, it was.
Chanel: And you’re weirded out, aren’t you?
Allie: No. No, not really. Being with you last night, it felt…natural.
Chanel: Well… it did for me too. But I want you to know that what happened last night, it wasn’t planned. When I asked you to stay, I did not intend for that to happen.
Allie: I know. But it did. We…made love, and it was… in the moment, it was so wonderful.
[Sighs] But… this morning, I just– I can’t help thinking about–
Johnny: You got me. Sometimes I talk to nonno. Crazy, right?
Ej: [Chuckles] Only if you hear him answer back. Telling him about last night, were you?
Johnny: Last night? What about last night?
Ej: Oh, you know, dumping your new bride in front of a room full of people including her own mother.
Johnny: You think I was… indiscrete?
Ej: Indiscrete, melodramatic, self-indulgent. That would be your mother in you.
Johnny: Might have been a little melodramatic, but effective. I just–I hate those long, drawn-out post-mortems. “It’s not you, it’s me.”
Ej: Effective, calculated, and although there were moments where you did seem genuinely contrite… it was still very cruel.
Johnny: And that would be my father in me.
Johnny: Hey, come on. This is your “I told you so” moment. You should be relishing. Your humbled son coming to you saying, “oh, father, I was wrong. You were right. If only I’d listened to you the whole time.”
Ej: Because you never listen to anyone.
Johnny: I never used to, I admit. But… upon reflection, I have come to see that that was immature. Downright juvenile.
Ej: Mm. Not buying it.
Johnny: Oh, no? Well, I’m glad you’re sitting down then, because I’m about to do a complete 180. You weren’t just right about chanel. You… you were right about me.
Johnny: Really. I’ve been running from my legacy. I was just telling nonno right before you walked in what I’m about to tell you now. My future, my place in this world, is not in hollywood, it’s here… at dimera.
Belle: I knew you and ej weren’t getting along, but to testify against him? That’S…pretty harsh, don’t you think?
Chad: I don’t really have a choice. I’m the one that found the payments made to the goons who were guarding sami, so…
Belle: Well, yeah, but according to ej, those payments were planted. Someone intended them to be found.
Chad: Yeah. Of course ej’s gonna say that.
Belle: Okay. So you’re saying that you think not only did he make the payments, but he did it with corporate money and then recorded it?
Chad: Wouldn’t be the first time his arrogance trumped his common sense.
Belle: Well, I’m sure that’s exactly the case that melinda trask will make.
Chad: Uh, so let me ask you this. If he is convicted, what kind of sentence do you think he’s gonna get?
Belle: I don’t know. Maybe eight to ten?
Chad: Eight to ten years?
Belle: Yeah. It’s a felony offense.
Chad: I just thought it would be less than that.
Belle: Really? I mean, he had his wife kidnapped and held her in isolation so she didn’t know where she was or what was gonna happen to her. God, if you ask me, if ej did do it, he deserves that and a lot more. Woman: I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Ava: I mean, come on. You must have seen that. I mean, nicole was headed for the door until she saw us. How lame was her excuse? It’s not even 9:00, I– how could she be running late?
Rafe: Okay, ava. Maybe she didn’t have time for breakfast. Maybe she was just, I don’t– getting something to go.
Ava: Yeah, from here. But then she decided to go to sweet bits. It’s like she can’t be in the same room with you. For my sake. And I don’t know. I mean, how many times have i told her it’s okay? I know the two of you are friends.
Rafe: Ava. I think you’re making too much of this, okay?
Ava: Am I?
Ava: Because sometimes I feel like… I feel like she just sees me as some overly possessive nutjob.
Chad: No. She does not see you that way.
Ava: Yeah, well, I’m not so sure.
[Sighs] Which means that we both need to work harder at making her feel comfortable around us. I mean, the two of you have gone above and beyond to make sure that I know how much you care about me. So… I don’t think either one of you needs to suffer any longer.
[Emotional country music]
Belle: All right, I got chad’s signature. I just need yours. Oh, you’re reading about ej’s trial, huh?
Nicole: I just can’t stop thinking that ej should not be representing himself.
Belle: [Laughs] I think he’s having the same realization. Last night he asked me to represent him.
Nicole: Are you going to?
Belle: No. No. I turned him down.
Belle: Well, I work for dimera, so it would be a professional conflict of interest. Not to mention the personal one.
Nicole: Meaning sami would lose her mind if you took his case.
Nicole: [Laughs] Seems to me like a really good reason to do it.
Ej: Damn it, johnny, would you sit down? I feel like there’s a vulture circling overhead.
Johnny: [Chuckles] Sorry. Aren’t you gonna eat anything?
Ej: It’s like my mother’s still here. “Aren’t you gonna eat anything?”
[Sighs] No, I’m the one who’s sorry.
[Clears throat] Not in a great mood this morning.
Johnny: It’s okay. I get it. You’re about to stand trial for kidnapping. And that’s the morning that your son who’s been acting like kind of a jerk the last year or so decides to tell you that he is a changed man, that he’s seen the light.
Ej: Don’t say you were acting like a jerk.
Johnny: You don’t think I was?
Ej: Of course you were. But don’t admit it.
Johnny: Right. An apology is an admission of guilt. Learned that one on nonno’s knee.
Ej: So why the change in heart? What happened to your dream of becoming the next fellini?
Johnny: I just… I decided that I… didn’t wanna make movies about other people. I wanted to be the star of my own movie. I also realized that I still have a lot to learn from… you.
Ej: Well, as swell as that is to hear, your timing’s unfortunate. If the da has her way, you’ll be visiting me in statesville.
Johnny: But wouldn’t it be nice to have someone looking after your interests at dimera?
Ej: Such filial devotion.
Johnny: Okay. I’ve also realized that my interests are very closely tied with your interests. “Oh, daddy, I wanna be just like you when I grow up.”
Ej: So tell me, is that why you offloaded the missus last night?
Ej: To do what I wanna do, I need to be… unencumbered.
Ej: And so to hell with chanel?
Johnny: I do feel for her. How will she ever find someone to take my place?
Allie: What do I do?
Chanel: Well, answer it. You don’t want him get worried.
Allie: Okay. Hi, tripp.
Tripp: Hey. I stopped by the bakery to see you, but it’s closed.
Allie: Yeah. Um, I knew chanel was not gonna be in any shape to work today, and I just–I didn’t feel like running things by myself. It was kind of a long night.
Tripp: Yeah, I can imagine. Well, good thing for chanel that she had you. I imagine it was pretty intense.
Allie: Yeah. Yeah, it was.
Tripp: So where are you now?
Allie: Um, I’m home.
Tripp: Great. I have some time before work. I’ll come right over and see you.
Allie: Actually, I, um– I’m running out the door ’cause I’m gonna go check on chanel. I just wanna, you know, make sure she’s okay.
Tripp: Oh, uh, okay. That’s really nice of you. Well, please tell her how sorry I am about what your jerk of a brother did.
Allie: Yeah, I will.
Tripp: No, I’m sorry. That just slipped out.
Allie: No, I understand.
Tripp: It must be kinda hard not to say, “I told you so” to chanel, you know? I mean, it’s not like you didn’t warn her about him.
Allie: Um, tripp, I have to go.
Tripp: Right. Sorry. I’ll stop by, though, after my shift.
Allie: Great. I’ll see you then.
Tripp: I love you.
Allie: I… love you too.
Chanel: What did he– was he suspicious?
Allie: No. Not at all. He was completely understanding which just makes it clearer that I am the worst person on the planet.
Chanel: You’re being too hard on yourself.
Allie: I cheated on my boyfriend.
Chanel: Well… I cheated on my husband. Not that he gives a damn.
Allie: And now I’m lying to him. I feel sick.
Chanel: I’m sorry.
Allie: I know what i have to do. I have to tell him the truth.
Ava: Hey, stranger.
Tripp: Hey, mom.
Ava: Oh. Now that you are a full-fledged doctor, I feel like I never get to see you anymore.
Tripp: I am putting in a lot of hours.
Ava: You busy right now?
Ava: Great. I’m gonna go to sweet bits, get you a coffee and one of chanel’s muffins.
Tripp: Actually, the bakery is closed today.
Ava: Really? Where’s allie?
Tripp: She’s got her hands full with chanel.
Johnny: So honestly, how do you think the trial’s gonna go?
Ej: [Grunts] To my mind, they don’t have much of a case. And the way I live my life, I’ve built up an enormous amount of goodwill with the citizens of salem.
Johnny: A real pillar of the community. Now, do you wanna level with me?
Ej: [Sighs] It’s bad. Trask hates kristen with the heat of a thousand suns, and kristen made her look like a fool. She wants me to pay for my sister’s sins.
Johnny: And putting away a dimera wouldn’t do her political career any harm.
Ej: Exactly. And my dear brother chad will do anything and everything to help her achieve that end. Would you please stop fiddling with that? Put it down.
Johnny: Sorry. I was just thinking about nonno. Chess, strategy, the move after the next move.
Ej: My god. You’re so full of dimera this morning, aren’t you?
Johnny: I am. And I’m thinking if you do go to prison, I am the only one left to get you out. Deal with fredo– I mean chad. And make damn sure that dimera enterprises has a aaa buy rating by the time you get out and I hand you back the reins.
Ej: Quite an agenda. And how do you propose to be able to do all that?
Johnny: Well, I haven’t worked out all the details yet. But I know where it starts. You need to sign all your shares over to me.
Belle: I wouldn’t take ej’s case just to spite my sister.
Nicole: Okay. Then how about a more noble motivation? How about stopping an innocent man from being railroaded?
Belle: You think ej is innocent?
Nicole: I know he is.
Belle: Why, because he’s such a good guy?
Nicole: Oh, god, no. I don’t think–
[Sighs] Look, I know that ej is more than capable of kidnapping sami. And I also know that if he had, he would have never let sami escape. And he sure as hell wouldn’t have left that paper trail at dimera enterprises.
Belle: You really believe that, don’t you?
Nicole: I do. And this is coming from a woman who really freakin’ hates his guts right now.
Nicole: Because he dropped me like a hot potato for sami and didn’t have the guts to tell me. And I had to hear it from her.
Belle: [Laughs] And I’m sure sami broke the news with grace and tact.
Nicole: She was insufferable. Ej knew that she would tell me and that she would rub my nose in it.
Belle: Wait, so you think ej planned that?
Nicole: I do. And being the kinda gal I am, I want ej to pay for what he did to me. But he didn’t kidnap sami and he shouldn’t have to pay for that.
Kate: Good morning, hamlet. Something is rotten in the state of dimera?
Chad: You know there is.
Kate: No, I don’t know that. Ej may be facing trial for something he might not have done, but in the history of dimera family business, that’s like pilfering office supplies.
Chad: We both know he didn’t do it and that I’m the primary reason he was charged with it.
Kate: Yes, well, I suggest you wait and see if he’s convicted before you don your sackcloth and your ashes.
Chad: Oh, he’s gonna be convicted. For one thing, he’s defending himself like A… like an idiot. Just now belle told me that– that he could get eight to ten years.
Kate: What’s the sudden attack of conscience? You were totally fine with him taking the fall.
Chad: Well, I thought I was. You know, I figured in my place, ej would do the same thing.
Kate: Yes, he wouldn’t think twice about it.
Chad: Right. But the thing is if I do what ej would do, then– then I’m just like him. And I can’t let that happen.
Kate: Oh, my god. What are you saying?
Chad: That maybe I should tell him that it was lucas that really kidnapped sami.
Kate: Oh, my god. My plaque psoriasis…
Chanel: [Sighs] Okay, you need to calm down and think about this. Are you sure telling tripp what happened is a good idea?
Allie: Well, it’s the right thing to do.
Chanel: I don’t buy that. You tell tripp what happened and one, you really, really hurt a great guy, and two, you could blow what the two of you have out of the water.
Allie: But I’m lying to him.
Chanel: No, you’re protecting him. Look. What happened between us last night, it was a one-time thing. And it was special. You were there when i needed you. But you still love tripp.
Allie: Yeah, I do.
Chanel: And… and don’t you dare laugh– I still love johnny.
Allie: Even after what he did to you?
Chanel: That was not the johnny I know.
Allie: Well, it’s sure as hell the johnny I know.
Chanel: Okay, look, right now we just need to focus on you and tripp. And I really, really don’t want last night to mess that up.
Allie: Well, he could– he could forgive me.
Or he could say “deuces” and kick your ass to the curb. Look, for god sakes, horton, just keep your mouth shut. For both your sakes.
Allie: Like my mom did? She didn’t tell ej when she was with my dad, and by the time she did, it was way worse then if she had just been honest from the start. Okay, no. No, I have to tell tripp. I don’t have a choice.
Ava: Wow, poor chanel. You know, I’m a vitali and i even think the dimera’s are cruel bastards.
Tripp: Yeah, and allie agrees with you. She’s been trying for months to get chanel away from johnny.
Tripp: Yeah. At least allie was there last night. I mean, she’s the one who got chanel home. And I just talked to her now and she’s on her way over there to see how she’s doing this morning.
Ava: Hmm. What a good friend.
Ava: What? You’re the one who told me there was a bit of sappho in that relationship.
Tripp: Okay, note to self: Never tell you anything ever again.
Ava: I’m not judging.
Tripp: No, no. Not you.
Ava: Look, I just want you to be okay. I’m looking out for you, okay?
Tripp: Well, you don’t have to, okay? This thing with chanel is over, all right? Allie… she chose me.
Ava: Honey, feelings like that, they don’t just go away. It’s not like you can flip them on and off just like a lightbulb, okay? I’m just looking out for you and I really– I really don’t want you to end up with a broken heart.
Melinda: I need to talk to you. Look at this.
Rafe: And a cheery good morning to you too.
Melinda: No, it is not a good morning, especially not for you. A serious allegation has been made against you.
Rafe: Oh, yeah? What’s that?
Melinda: What’s that?
Melinda: It’s that you planted evidence to get a conviction. So… what do you have to say for yourself, commissioner?
Belle: I mean, I get that the execution was a little clumsy, but you can’t say that a jealous vendetta is out of character for ej.
Nicole: I didn’t say that.
Belle: And that guard, jason, said it was ej.
Nicole: You don’t think jason said what the highest bidder told him to say? Come on, the giant sleuth that cracked the case was chad? The little brother, the co-ceo, that ej effectively neutered? Oh, I’m sorry, marginalized.
Belle: Wait, so you think chad is setting him up? I’m not sure it was him, but I am sure someone’s orchestrating things to frame ej. And I’m also sure that if ej’s not careful, it’s gonna work.
Kate: You knew that I had qualms about this from the very beginning and you convinced me to keep quiet.
Chad: Well, I was angry at him.
Kate: Of course you were angry at him. He’s been trying to stab you in the back from day one. I mean, worming his way into giovanni’s movies so he could have sex scenes with abigail just trying to get under your skin.
Chad: Right, which is why i had no problem getting him fired. But letting him rot in prison for something he didn’t do? That’s too much.
Kate: If you tell the truth, lucas is going to be in that prison.
Chad: The difference is lucas actually committed the crime, so maybe he’s the one that should pay for it.
Trelegy for copd.
Tripp: Allie isn’t going to break my heart, okay? She loves me and I love her to. She and chanel are just friends.
Ava: [Laughs] Yes, I have heard that one before. You know what it could be? It could be a cover. A cover for them just to be together right under your nose and you think you can trust them and then all of a sudden they’re just stabbing you right in the back.
Tripp: We are still talking about allie and chanel, right?
Ava: Of course.
Tripp: It just seemed to me that little tirade sounded pretty personal. Is everything okay with you and rafe?
Ava: Yeah. Perfect. And you know what, it is personal. Because you are my son and i don’t want anyone hurting you.
Tripp: You don’t have to worry about me, mom. Chanel is not a threat. Allie and I are in a– we’re in a really good place.
Chanel: Okay, my mom is gone so the coast is clear.
Allie: Okay. But before I go, I just wanna make sure… are you okay?
Chanel: No. But I will be. Mostly thanks to you. It’s just…
Chanel: I told you that I’m worried that what happened last night might screw things up with you and tripp. But I’m also worried about us.
Chanel: Because… I already lost my husband and… I–I don’t know what I’d do if I lost my best friend too.
Allie: Never. Never. You are never going to lose me. Okay? I’ll see you later, okay?
Chanel: Bye, horton.
Ej: You want me to sign over my shares to you?
Jonny: Dad, if you go to prison, the second you enter that cell, chad’s going into action. I’m gonna need the power to vote your shares in order to fend him off.
Ej: You already have shares of your own. And on your last birthday, you became old enough to vote on the board, so–
Johnny: No, but that’s not enough to counteract any moves chad might make. And tell me you don’t believe uncle tony and kate are gonna angling for all they can get.
Ej: When I gave your mother power of attorney, she used it to screw me and take over dimera.
Johnny: Trust me. I will look out for you and sydney. And I will make sure that when you’re out you can pick right back up where you left off.
Ej: Well, you’re right about chad and the others. But I–I–
Johnny: Dad. I know. I’m asking you to have faith in me and I also know that I haven’t done much lately to inspire that faith. But bottom line, I’m what you’ve got.
Ej: Okay, fine. I’ll sign them over temporarily. And only if I actually go to prison.
Johnny: Of course, of course. And I’m hoping that this entire conversation is moot, that you’ll be cleared of all the charges. But we have to be prepared for the worst.
Ej: No, you’re right.
[Sighs] Okay, I’ll do it.
Johnny: Dad, I promise… you won’t regret this.
Kate: I know what lucas did was misguided, but you can’t say anything.
Chad: Misguided? He locked up sami for three months. Now she’s travelling the world with her kidnapper. I think that deserves a word a little stronger than “misguided.” Criminal? Sociopathic?
Kate: Okay, just stop. All right, stop. You said yourself that lucas wasn’t dangerous. He loves sami. He’s trying to protect her. He would never hurt her. But if ej finds out, he’ll kill him. And then he’ll go to jail anyway.
Chad: Okay, you know what? That is really twisted logic even for you, kate.
Kate: Could you… could you just stop and hear me? You know what ej will do if he finds out. Philip is missing. Philip is probably dead. So if I lose lucas too, I’m sorry, but that’s on your head.
Chad: That’s not fair.
Kate: I’m fighting for my son’s life here.
Chad: Okay. I’ll say that I planted the evidence. And I’ll keep lucas out of it.
Kate: You’re gonna lose your job if you do that.
Chad: Maybe I should. Maybe that’s the only way I can keep myself from turning into ej. Into father.
Chad: I have to do what’s right, kate.
Kate: Even if you lose everything? Woman: I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Rafe: This is insane. I didn’t plant evidence on this guy. I didn’t need to. One more conviction, he goes away for 30 years. Listen, this guy would say or do anything to get out from under this. By the way, it’s not a new story, okay? It’s been done time and time again.
Melinda: It’s funny you should say that, because he’s not the only one making this particular complaint against you. This guy says the same thing.
Melinda: These are very serious allegations, commissioner. I had no choice but to investigate.
Melinda: I already forwarded the matter to internal affairs. For your sake, I hope you’re telling the truth.
[Knocking on door]
Nicole: Oh, hi.
Nicole: What are you doing here?
Ava: Well, you said you were gonna get something from the bakery, but I found out that it was closed today, so… figured you might be hungry.
Nicole: Oh, thank you. Mm-hmm.
Ava: Full disclosure, though, I did have ulterior motives. I think it’s time you and i had an honest conversation about what’s going on between you and rafe.
Johnny: I know you’re a busy man, so I’ll make sure all the papers get drawn up.
Ej: I’d better get going. Will I see you in court? It would be nice to have my son there.
Johnny: And good for the judge to see I don’t think you did it.
Ej: But you don’t have to. I understand it could upset your mother.
Johnny: Won’t be the first time, won’t be the last. I’ll see you in court.
Johnny: Hey, dad. Good luck.
Ej: Thanks. Well…
Johnny: [Chuckles] “Oh, dad, I promise you won’t regret it.” That was almost too easy. Ahh, everything is going exactly as planned.
Chanel: And what plan is that?
Tripp: Hey, allie. I didn’t expect to see you till after work.
Allie: I know. Um… but I just wanted to know if you had a few minutes to talk.
Tripp: Yeah, yeah, sure. What’s up? I thought you were going over to see chanel.
Allie: Um, I was. But after what happened last night, I had to come see you right away. This is the sound of nature breathing.
Nicole: Ava, I– I told you a million times that rafe and i are just friends.
Ava: That’s exactly my point. You’re both friends and you’re staying away from each other and it’s not right.
Nicole: Well… we’re just trying to be sensitive to your feelings.
Ava: I know. But it’s unnecessary. I was silly to be so insecure. You know, I really do trust both of you and I just– I don’t want you to stay away from rafe on my account, okay?
Nicole: I’m not staying away from him. I’m just, you know, busy.
Ava: So busy– too busy for old friends? I mean, you and I are still friends, aren’t we?
Nicole: Of course. Yes.
Ava: Okay, good. Then it is settled. You are coming to dinner.
Ava: Okay. But it may just be you and me, because, ugh, poor rafe. His job, it’s–ugh. Poor guy. He never knows what may come up next.
Rafe: This doesn’t make any sense. What the hell is going on here?
Tripp: You seem pretty upset.
Allie: I am. Um… last night, chanel and I…
Tripp: Go on.
Allie: We had a really long talk. And the more she was talking to me about johnny, the more that i realized that I am so lucky to have you.
Tripp: That made you upset?
Allie: Yeah. Because, I don’t know, I feel like I don’t tell you that enough. And maybe I sometimes take you for granted.
Tripp: You–you don’t have to tell me anything. I mean– when it’s the real deal, you just know. No words necessary. Okay?
[Tense, emotional music]
Johnny: I wish you would have warned me you were coming by.
Chanel: Oh, sorry, did i displease you? I wouldn’t wanna get on your bad side.
Jonny: Look, I’m busy and we really have nothing left to talk about, so…
Chanel: I agree. So…think fast.
Johnny: Thanks. And while you’re at it, could you leave the keys to the house?
Chanel: Oh, I’m way ahead of you. And giovanni? Go to hell.
Johnny: Been there, done that.
Chad: I’ll just spin it. I’ll tell shin that I thought ej was guilty and that I didn’t wanna let him get away with it. That I was… serving the course of justice.
Kate: [Sighs] Shin doesn’t care about serving the course of justice, okay? He just cares about market share. And when one co-ceo is trying to send the other co-ceo up the river, well, that just looks really bad for the corporate image.
Chad: Well, I–I have to… I have to take my chances. I mean… I mean, ej’s been a real son of a bitch since he got back to town, but… he’s my brother and he welcomed me into the family when he didn’t have to. So I’m sorry, but I’m gonna have to, um… I’m gonna have to tell them that he didn’t do it. I have to go to court, tell them the truth.
Melinda: [Laughs] You’re here early. Nervous?
Ej: Just trying to avoid the media.
Melinda: Oh, if you wanted to avoid the media, you shouldn’t have had your wife kidnapped.
Ej: [Chuckles] I didn’T.
Melinda: Tell that to the judge. You know, I’m actually glad you decided to represent yourself. I’m actually looking forward to going toe to toe with the infamous ej dimera.
Belle: Some other time, perhaps. Today, you’ll be dealing with me.