Days Transcript Monday, January 17, 2022

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Chloe: Mom? Uh, hi. It’s so weird, I was just talking about you.

Nancy: Why haven’t you returned my calls?

Chloe: You came here from new york to ask me that in person?

Nancy: I needed to talk to you.

Chloe: [Sighs] I know. I’m–I’m sorry. I just–I really don’t feel like talking about philip. There’s no news, and it just upsets me. All right?

Nancy: This is not about philip. It’s about your father.

Chloe: My–dad? Dad, what about him?

Nancy: I think he’s having an affair.

Chloe: Mom, I don’t understand.

Nancy: What’s not to understand? You heard me. Your father is cheating on me with another woman.

Lucas: So do i sound rehearsed? Because I feel like it sounds rehearsed.

Kate: Okay, just–

Lucas: I sound rehearsed–

Kate: Just relax. Relax.

Lucas: I’m dead. That’s it.

Kate: You’re not on trial here.

Lucas: Well, I might be, by the end of the day. If I had known that chad was gonna change his story on the stand–

Kate: Oh, what? Would you have left town?

Lucas: Well, I wouldn’t have left town; that would have made everyone more suspicious.

Kate: At the very least.

Lucas: Well, did you at least try to talk him out of it?

Kate: Okay. Listen. Don’t put this on me, okay? You could have thought twice before you kidnapped sami.

Lucas: Don’t judge me, all right, I got enough problems right now.

Kate: Lucas, I’m not judging you. I told you, I made chad swear that he wouldn’t implicate you in the frame-up.

Melinda: Did I hear someone say “frame-up?”

Abigail: What the hell are you talking about?

Evil ej: From the moment I came back to salem, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you.

Abigail: That’s insane. Just get away from me.

Evil ej: I know you’re married to my brother, and I’ve tried hard to push these feelings aside, but it’s impossible.

Abigail: Is this some kind of sick joke? I mean, you have a wife that you are obsessed with. And you were dating nicole.

Evil ej: Only to distract myself. I’ve been using them to try and get you out of my head, but it didn’t work.

Abigail: [Scoffs] You have totally lost it. Just go and get some help, would you?

Evil ej: Abigail, please. I am desperate to get close to you. That’s why I wanted to do johnny’s movie, but it didn’t happen.

Abigail: Will you–can you get out of my way?

Evil ej: How I have longed to ravage you. I never thought I’d get the chance, yet here we are alone, and there’s no time like the present.

Ej: What exactly did chad say to you when you ran into him just now?

Belle: Just that we would be pleased with the outcome of his testimony.

Ej: But he’s the chief material witness against me, and if I’m acquitted, he has to relinquish sole control of the company.

Belle: Both things are true.

Ej: Do you really think he’s on my side? The man used trumped-up evidence to get me ousted from dimera.

Belle: I don’t know. Maybe he realizes he took things too far. He is still your brother, ej. And despite all the bad blood, I think he’s gonna come through for you today.

Abigail: [Gasps]

Chad: What the hell are you doing?

Abigail: Get the hell away from me, you filthy pig!

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

[Soft orchestration]

Lucas: Excuse me.

Kate: Do you have a warrant to eavesdrop on our conversation, trask?

Melinda: You were talking freely in the middle of the hallway. Something about a frame-up?

Kate: Mm. Well, if you have to know, my son and I were discussing ej’s insistence that he was framed.

Melinda: What about it?

Kate: I think it’s baseless. Really the act of a desperate man.

Melinda: I happen to agree, and hopefully, lucas, you’ll help put ej dimera away for a very long time.

Lucas: Yeah. Yeah. That is the plan.

Melinda: I do wish sami were joining you in testifying.

Kate: Well, you have her deposition, right?

Melinda: Yes, but that’s not nearly as convincing as an in-person testimony would be.

Kate: Hm.

Lucas: You can’t really blame her for not wanting to be in the same room as the guy who kidnapped her, right?

Kate: Right, if I were sami, I would avoid contact at all costs.

Ej: I appreciate your optimism, belle, but let’s just say chad has had a change of heart. Would he really tell the truth on the witness stand?

Belle: You mean would he admit to framing you?

Ej: He could go to jail for that.

Belle: I don’t know. He was about to drop some big bombshell, right before his whole coughing fit, so–

Ej: You think that was his conscience bubbling up in his chest?

Belle: I don’t know what it was, but I’ve known chad a long time, and I think he’s a fundamentally good guy.

Ej: Are you implying I’m not?

Belle: All I’m saying is that, if you are innocent, and chad knows it, I think he’d have a really hard time lying on the stand.

Ej: Hm.

Abigail: You son of a bitch!

Chad: What do you think you’re doing kissing my wife against her will, huh?

Evil ej: How do you know it was against her will?

Abigail: What are you insinuating, you freak? It was more than against my will; it was an attack.

Chad: Listen, you want to come against me? Huh? You leave her out of it. You understand?

Evil ej: Not everything is about you, chad. You see, the truth is I could be going away for a lot of years, and I didn’t want to do that without feeling abigail’s sweet lips against mine, one more time.

Abigail: Stop–no, please. The bailiff’s right outside, and he is not worth it.

Chad: You’re right.

Evil ej: Well, I guess I’ll see you in court. Thanks for the kiss, abigail. I’ll treasure the memory… mm. Always.

[Tense music]

Melinda: I can’t imagine. Is she doing well?

Lucas: Yeah, yeah. She’s doing okay, considering, you know, what she’s been through. Sure, sure.

Johnny: That ought to get chad back on board. Now, he’s just dying to send his brother dearest to jail for a very long time. It’s my 3:10, no-exit-in-sight,

Chloe: Here you go.

Nancy: Thank you, sweetheart. Look, my hands are shaking.

Chloe: It’s okay, mom. Just take a deep breath, okay?

Brady: Yeah. Now–now, tell us, why do you think craig is having an affair?

Nancy: Well, first of all, he’s–he’s been staying late at the hospital now, for months.

Chloe: Yeah, but that’s not new. He’s been doing that for as long as I can remember.

Nancy: Not three times a week. Anyway, at first, I kind of thought maybe he was getting bored with me, which was hurtful enough until, when he came home from the medical conference in dallas, I found condoms in his briefcase.

Chloe: Uh, ew, mom. Okay. Ugh. I’m sorry, but did you confront him about it?

Nancy: I did. Oh, and he was so angry for me snooping, of course. But before he stormed out, he said, “they were giving away condoms at the safe sex seminar.” Part of a swag bag or whatever.

Brady: I suppose that’s– that’s possible, right?

Nancy: I–I just don’t know. Sweetheart, please be honest with me. Have you noticed your father behaving differently lately? I mean, has he said anything to you?

Chloe: Honestly, I haven’t really talked to him in a few weeks.

Nancy: Well, now that’s not right either, especially with everything you’re going through with philip.


Chloe: No. It’s–it’s okay. Have you talked to joy about this?

Nancy: No. And I don’t want her to know. Grad school is hard enough. Obviously, um, parker’s in boarding school, so he has no idea, and–

Chloe: It’s–it’s okay. I won’t say anything to them, but, I don’t know, I just kind of find this hard to believe. I mean, you and dad have the best marriage I’ve ever seen, since forever.

Nancy: I used to think so too, but now I don’t know.


Brady: Nancy, do you– do you have any other reason to suspect him?

Chloe: Mom?

Nancy: Well, I hate to admit it, but… I logged on to his credit card account, just to see if there were any suspicious purchases. I mean, I felt so sneaky. I mean, after snooping in his briefcase, but–

Brady: Did you find anything?

Nancy: It depends on whether you think $500 restaurant bills are normal business expenses.

Chloe: Um, well– well, where is he now?

Nancy: He’s in dallas, at another conference. I should have just confronted him before he got on the plane. In fact, I’m gonna go do it now.

Chloe: You want to fly to texas?

Nancy: I’ve got to know the truth, even if I end up in the middle of “craig wesley does dallas.” Oh, my god, why am i making stupid, lewd jokes? I guess because being serious is just too painful. I’m gonna let you two know how it goes.

Brady: Nancy, wait. I think you’d be making a big mistake.

Melinda: The judge should be calling us back any minute. Once I’m done with chad, you’ll be my next witness. Are you ready?

Lucas: Yeah. Yeah, I’m ready.

Melinda: You seem nervous. I can count on you to stay cool up there, right?

Lucas: Yeah. I’ll be fine. Really.

Kate: He’ll be fine. Really.

Lucas: What, was that completely necessary?

Kate: Was what necessary?

Lucas: Will you give it a break, okay? I saw the way you looked at me. I’m not gonna hurt sami. I would never do that.

Johnny: Are we talking about my mother?

Kate: Where the hell did you come from?

Johnny: Maybe I’ve been here all along. I hope you’re taking good care of my mom.

Kate: [Sighs] From my experience with sami, she doesn’t need anyone to take care of her.

Johnny: But still. Everything that poor woman has been through. I can’t imagine the terror of being kidnapped and then finding out that it was by somebody you loved, allegedly.

Lucas: Uh, nothing alleged about it.

Johnny: Well, my father says that he’s innocent, and I believe him. Anyway, I’m just so relieved to know that she’s safe and that she’s got you looking out for her.

[Tense music]

Gabi: I can’t believe ej is signing his shares of dimera over to johnny.

Jake: I guess he figures, if he’s going away, might as well give his shares to his son.

Gabi: Yeah, but johnny’s never been interested in dimera. He’s always wanted to be a filmmaker.

Jake: Right, but his film didn’t get made, thanks to a little devilish intervention. Everybody’s got to have a plan b, right?

Gabi: He is ej’s son.

Jake: Dimera after all.

Gabi: It just doesn’t make sense for ej to just give up.

Jake: Huh. Well, maybe he figures he’s going away for sure.

Gabi: Maybe his plan is to control johnny from prison. I mean, he’ll be behind bars, but he’ll still be pulling the strings.

Jake: I don’t know. I wouldn’t be so sure about that, because I talked to shin; according to the legal department, this whole thing was johnny’s idea.

Johnny: Hey, pops.

Ej: There you are. I was wondering where you’d gotten to.

Johnny: Sorry, I uh– I suddenly became very thirsty, and I wanted to make sure I got it taken care of before the trial resumed.

Ej: It’s good to see you.

Chad: Hey, hey. Are you okay?

Abigail: I’m fine. I’m just– I feel rattled. I’m– I was about to knee him in the groin when you came in.

Chad: I would have liked to have seen that.

Abigail: But I just don’t get it; why would he just come on to me, out of the blue like that?

Chad: He’s just trying to stir things up.

Abigail: But for what purpose? He’s been obsessed with sami ever since he got to salem. I mean, he’s loving her, and he’s hating her, and he’s loving her again, and–

Chad: Okay. Shh. Shh. It’s just he hates her again.

Abigail: But his future is in your hands. Why would he practically attack me when you are getting ready to take the stand?

Chad: Honestly, I don’t know, and I don’t care, okay? As long as he’s gone. Prison is too good for that son of a bitch.

Brady: Before you go off and do something you might regret, I want to share something that happened between chloe and me recently.

Chloe: Brady–

Nancy: What is it?

Brady: Well, before philip disappeared, he was convinced that chloe was cheating on him with me.

Nancy: Were you?

Chloe: No. Of course not.

Brady: And we tried to get philip to believe us, but he wouldn’T. We ended up going on a business trip. He followed us, and he burst into our motel room.

Nancy: Your motel room? Singular?

Brady: It was– it was the only room available. It was completely innocent.

Chloe: Yeah. I tried to get philip to see that, but he didn’t believe me. And then his jealousy just got so out of hand that I had to take a step back from him.

Nancy: Are you saying that I’m being irrationally jealous?

Brady: No, what we’re saying is I think you should be absolutely certain before doing something rash. Things aren’t always what they appear.

Gabi: All right, let’s just say johnny found a way to get his dad to sign over his company’s shares. He’s probably doing it to help ej out.

Jake: Mm, you know better than I do.

Gabi: I’ve known johnny since he was a kid. He may be an artist, but he worships ej. He’s gonna vote whatever way ej tells him.

Jake: Maybe.

Gabi: What does that mean?

Jake: It’s just that last time we held a vote at dimera, johnny was too young to vote his shares. Now he’s old enough, okay, that’s– that’s pretty heavy stuff.

Gabi: What, you think he’s trying to make a play on his own?

Jake: I’m just saying. His shares coupled with ej’s shares, it’s a pretty powerful voting bloc. Could do a lot of damage.

Gabi: It could also stop our plan in its tracks.

Jake: Yes, but– okay, hear me out. If johnny really is ej’s mini me, he’s all ambition, no scruples.

Gabi: Which could make him corruptible.

Jake: And an excellent ally for our cause. Hm?

Judge: Please be seated.

[Tense music]

Ej: What’s that about?

Belle: You tell me.

Judge: Mr. Dimera. I trust you’re feeling better.

Chad: Yes, your honor.

Judge: Good, and I remind you, you’re still under oath. Try not to choke this time.

Chad: Yes, your honor.

Judge: Before your dramatic coughing display, you were sharing details about how the defendant’s financial transactions came to light.

Chad: Yes. A few days before the kidnapping, a transaction was made from a private dimera account. An account that only three executives have access to. Me, kate roberts, and my brother. There is no doubt in my mind that my brother is as guilty as sin, and if I were you, I would lock him up and throw away the key.

[Dramatic music]

My asthma felt anything but normal.

Belle: Chad! I mean, mr. Dimera, you just told me–

Melinda: I’m sorry. Are you saying that counsel had an ex parte conversation with my witness?

Judge: Ms. Brady?

Belle: No, your honor.

[Clears throat] No further questions.

Judge: Ms. Trask, you wish to redirect?

Melinda: I don’t, your honor.

Judge: All right. Mr. Dimera, you may step down. We’ll take another brief recess and back with the prosecution’s next witness.

Bailiff: All rise.

[Tense music]

Johnny: Hey, what do you think you’re doing? You probably just sent my dad to prison for a decade. How can you call yourself a dimera, you traitor?

Chad: Why don’t you ask your father that question, after what he did to my wife.

Ej: What the hell are you talking about?

Chloe: Look, mom, I know that dad loves you. He really does, and you guys have such a great connection. You may be hurting right now, but I think that brady’s right. I think it would be a mistake to go confront dad if you’re not even sure that there is a problem.

Nancy: Yeah. I get what you’re saying, and I’m sorry, sweetheart, I– I know craig is your father, and you’re just being protective of him, and, well, I shouldn’t have involved you in this.

Chloe: No, no. You needed to talk about it, okay?

Nancy: Thank you, sweetheart, but I shouldn’t have dumped this mess in your lap, especially with everything you’ve gone through with philip.

Chloe: I’m fine, mom.

Nancy: Well, I just want you to know that, no matter what, I’m still here for you. And obviously brady is too.

Brady: Why’d you say it like that?

Nancy: Like what?

Brady: Nothing. I’m sorry. Nothing.

Nancy: No, no. What?

Brady: Well, it sounded like you were accusing us of a little something.

Nancy: No, no. No, I wasn’T.

Chloe: Just say it, mom.

Nancy: Well, I know you both said that you told philip that nothing was going on between you two, but from the looks of things, I can’t help wondering.

Chloe: Wondering what?

Nancy: If it’s just a matter of time before you guys get together again?

Chad: Don’T. Don’t you play innocent, you understand me? You know what you did.

Ej: What is this about?

Chad: Abby, let’s go. We don’t need to hear the verdict. We’ll see you in ten years– or never. Yeah. Never sounds good.

Ej: What the hell was that?

Johnny: Who knows? I guess chad just wanted you out of the way, like he always has.

Ej: He acted like I did something awful to him– to abigail, actually, and recently.

Johnny: Hasn’t that always been his mo? Paint you out as the villain, so he can play good guy.

Ej: I suppose so.

Johnny: Look, it’s a good thing that you signed your shares over to me. That way, I can protect the company. Which reminds me, I should probably get these documents over to the dimera lawyers to finalize the power of attorney transfer.

Ej: You’re leaving?

Belle: Now? Why? What’s the hurry?

Johnny: The sooner we make this official, the less damage chad can do. This hearing just proved that we can’t trust him.

Belle: Ej, listen, I am– I am so sorry I got your hopes up about chad’s testimony. I really thought that–

Ej: I know what you thought.

Belle: Listen, I don’t understand what happened up there. I really thought he was going to exonerate you.

Lucas: So much for chad clearing ej’s name.

Kate: [Sighs] Yeah. Well, obviously he did change his mind, but why?

Lucas: Oh, I don’t know. I don’t care. You’re not gonna hear me complaining about it. But now that that’s all over, you can go.

Kate: Why?

Lucas: What do you mean why? Trask is gonna call me to the stand next. I don’t want your beady eyes boring into me when I’m testifying.

Kate: Oh, really? Really? Or do you just not want me watching you while you lie up there?

Lucas: No, I don’t want you to see that.

Kate: No. That’s fine. I mostly came to support chad anyway.

Lucas: That’s all right. That’s what I thought.

Kate: You know I love you, no matter how much you mess up, all right? And good luck. Don’t leave town without telling me first.

Bailiff: All rise. Court is back in session.

Judge: Be seated. Ms. Trask, please call your next witness.

Melinda: The state calls lucas horton to the stand.

[Tense music]

Bailiff: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you god?

Lucas: I do. I’ve got moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Chloe: Mom, there is nothing going on between me and brady.

Brady: Nothing at all. We’re just good friends.

Chloe: And we’re coworkers, so we spend a lot of time together.

Brady: Exactly.

Nancy: So you’re not living together?

Both: No.

Chloe: Why would you ask that?

Nancy: Well, if I leave your father, I’m gonna need someplace to stay. Will it be all right if I crash at your place?

Chloe: Okay, uh, let’s just take this one step at a time, all right?

Lucas: Yes. That’s him.

Melinda: Let the record show that mr. Horton has positively identified jason smith as the man that was holding ms. Dimera captive at the time that he found her. The same jason smith that was the recipient of cash payments from dimera enterprises, as per chad dimera’s testimony and accompanying evidence in the record.

Judge: Noted.

Melinda: Thank you. No further questions, your honor.

Judge: Thank you. Your witness, ms. Brady.

Belle: Mr. Horton, did jason smith ever state to you that he was hired by my client to kidnap sami dimera?

Lucas: No.

Belle: Hm. Did he imply it?

Lucas: No, we never discuss–

Belle: So you have no direct knowledge that my client had anything to do with the kidnapping of sami dimera.

Lucas: Direct knowledge? No. I suppose not.

Belle: You suppose not. Frankly, mr. Horton, I don’t know what you’re doing here.

Melinda: Objection!

Belle: Withdrawn. But since you are here, I’ll just ask you this. How do we know you didn’t kidnap sami dimera?

Abigail: I just can’t get over how dumb ej was to make that stupid, disgusting pass at me. I mean, here you were all set to let him off the hook.

Chad: He didn’t know that.

Abigail: But you hinted it to belle. Why would he antagonize you, right before you take the stand?

Chad: I–who knows why my– why my brother does anything? My wife’s the hottest woman on the planet. Maybe he just couldn’t help himself. Hm?

Abigail: What exactly were you planning to say today?

Chad: What difference does it make?

Abigail: I know you didn’t want me to know about it in advance, but I want to know now.

Chad: Why?

Abigail: Ej’s not innocent, is he?

Chad: Ej? Ej is anything but innocent.

Jake: You said you’ve known johnny since he was a little kid, right?

Gabi: That’s right.

Jake: Maybe you can help him see the benefit of joining team jabriela.

[Both laugh]

Gabi: I don’t think he’s gonna like that name.

Jake: But he is gonna like what we can offer him. A chance to get out from his father’s shadow, real power.

Gabi: We could consolidate his votes and ej’s with ours.

Jake: We’ll be running dimera in no time.

Gabi: You are good at this.

Jake: No, no, no. We are good at this, and if we got the kid on our side, we’d be unstoppable.

Gabi: We just have to figure out a way to make johnny see things our way.

Jake: Mm.

Johnny: It sounds like somebody’s taking my name in vain.

[Tense music]

Honestly, I thought I was getting my floors cleaned.

Nancy: So you don’t think I should fly to dallas and confront your father? What, I should just sit at home and knit him a sweater and pretend like everything is hunky-dory?

Chloe: No. Of course not. But I think that maybe you should first start by splashing some cold water on your face, and we’ll order something to eat and come up with a plan.

Nancy: This isn’t your responsibility.

Chloe: I love you, mom, and I love dad, and I’ll do whatever it takes to help this work out.

Nancy: Thank you, sweetheart. Now, would you get me something to drink, a little stronger than tea please?

Chloe: [Chuckles] You got it.

Brady: You okay?

Chloe: I don’t–I don’t know. I mean, I guess I’m just a little thrown.

Brady: Yeah.

Chloe: I mean, craig and nancy have always been known for their bickering, but I always felt like they were truly in love.

Brady: Yeah. Like my dad and marlena, the ultimate happy couple. Heck, they beat the devil– twice.

Chloe: I guess every marriage has bumps in the road.

Brady: Yeah. Let’s hope that’s all this is.

Chloe: Well, I guess there’s only one way to find out.

Johnny: If you’re gonna be talking about me behind my back, we should at least be properly introduced.

Gabi: Oh, I know you very well, johnny.

Johnny: But he doesn’T. As you’ve probably heard, I’m a man of wealth and taste. Johnny dimera, your nephew.

Jake: Ah, guess that makes me uncle jake.

Johnny: I can’t believe we haven’t met before now.

Jake: Yeah, well, I wasn’t really running with the dimera inner circle.

Johnny: And I haven’t seen you since I was running around in an eyepatch and your brother’s police vest.

Gabi: Now you’re all grown up.

Johnny: You’ve done some growing up yourself. So now that the introductions are all out of the way, why don’t you fill me in on what you were talking about?

Jake: [Laughs] You know, you’re not the only johnny in town, pal.

Johnny: No, but I’m the only one that matters to you. Let me guess. Shin told you that my father was giving me power of attorney to vote his shares.

Jake: Wow. Kid’s psychic.

Johnny: I just know what makes news, although I’m not quite sure how it concerns you, considering you’re no longer an employee of dimera.

Gabi: Oh, johnny. See, that’s where you’re wrong. We may not be employees, but jake still holds shares of dimera stock.

Jake: Yes, and gabi still holds your late uncle stefan’s shares, which means we still have a voice at the company.

Gabi: And we were thinking–

Jake: That it’s very possible our interests could align.

Chad: Ej’s lucky I didn’t tell the judge what he did to you today. They would have charged him with sexual assault. And with his history, they would have added years to his sentence.

Abigail: Yeah.

Chad: What? What’s wrong?

Abigail: I just–I cannot stop hearing ej say how he wanted to take me on the conference table. It didn’t even sound like–

Chad: Wait, what, he– he said that to you? Why didn’t you tell me?

Abigail: Because I knew you would kill him on the spot.

Chad: Yeah, he would have deserved it.

Abigail: It just all came so out of the blue. He came in, I thought he wanted to talk about the case, and then–

Chad: I swear to god, if they don’t lock him up for a very long time–

Abigail: After your testimony, they will.

Chad: Let’s just hope that neither one of us have to deal with him ever again.

Abigail: [Sighs] I think I’m gonna go upstairs, and I’m gonna check on the kids, and I’m gonna take a shower.

Chad: How would you feel if I joined you?

Abigail: I’d feel pretty good about that.

Chad: Yeah?

Abigail: Yeah.

[Soft dramatic music]

[Doorbell rings]

Chad: Hey.

Kate: Hey.

Chad: Is the trial over?

Kate: No, no. Lucas just wanted me to leave before he testified.

Chad: Why?

Kate: He said I make him nervous.

Chad: Because you know what he did to sami?

Kate: Yeah. Probably.

Chad: What are you doing here?

Kate: Well, I’m here because I wanted to know what happened to you up there on the stand. I thought you were going to ride to ej’s rescue.

Chad: That was before I walked in on him with his tongue down abigail’s throat.

Lucas: I had nothing to do with sami’s kidnapping. And you sound as desperate as your client. Grasping at straws, blaming everyone under the sun.

Belle: I’m only asking you.

Lucas: And I’m telling you that it’s ridiculous. All right, ej’s jealous because sami and i wound up together.

Belle: Oh. Well, just for the sake of putting this to bed, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind establishing for the court. Do you have an alibi for the time of sami dimera’s kidnapping?

Melinda: Objection. This is a fishing expedition.

Judge: I’ll allow it.

Lucas: When sami was kidnapped, I was with my brother, philip.

Belle: You were with philip kiriakis.

Lucas: Who, as you know, is unfortunately missing and presumed dead right now.

Belle: So you can’t prove where you were?

Lucas: I’m sorry that my alibi might be dead.

Belle: Pretty convenient, no?

Lucas: Wait, am I the one on trial here, right now?

Belle: No. You’re not.

Lucas: Good, because jason smith named ej the kidnapper. You know there was a paper trail to back it up–

Ej: Which you obviously helped my brother plant!

Judge: Mr. Dimera–

Ej: You are the one that should be on trial here! You kidnapped samantha!

Judge: That is enough.

Ej: And if you lay a finger on her–

Lucas: You’ll what?

Ej: I’ll kill you!

[Dramatic music]

This is the sound of nature breathing.

Brady: Don’t tell me you’re going to go to dallas and confront your dad.

Chloe: Well, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

[Phone ringing]

[Sighs] Voicemail.

[Message tone beeps] Hi, daddy. It’s me, chloe. Um, can you please call me back as soon as you can? Um, there’s something I want to discuss with you.

Judge: Order. Order in my courtroom. Ms. Brady, I’m going to pretend I didn’t just hear your client make a death threat in my courtroom, but you best muzzle him, ’cause I will hold him in contempt.

Lucas: May I step down now?

Judge: You don’t ask. I tell. You may step down. Court stays in recess for the rest of the day. Mr. Dimera, I suggest you get a good night’s sleep and come prepared to sit quietly tomorrow.

Bailiff: All rise.

Ej: You know he’s lying, right?

Melinda: It is not appropriate for you to talk to me unless you’re ready to take a plea deal.

Ej: He lied on the witness stand. You should charge him with perjury.

Lucas: The rant of a desperate, guilty man. I’ll be sure to tell sami how far you’ve fallen.

Melinda: I’ll see you tomorrow, mr. Dimera. You should enjoy your freedom while you still can.

Ej: Oh, he can’t get away with this.

Belle: That was not a smart–

Ej: I don’t care! Aren’t you worried that your sister is going to be with the man who kidnapped her?

Belle: We don’t know it was lucas.

Ej: If chad planted that evidence, he obviously got it from the real kidnapper. Who else could it have been?

Belle: We need to focus on beating these charges. I just did my best to impeach lucas’ testimony up there, and we’re just gonna have to hope that that’s enough. I want to know why chad changed his mind up there.

Ej: You really think he was planning on exonerating me?

Belle: I do, which means something happened in between to make him furious with you.

Ej: But what? I didn’t even see him.

Kate: Why the hell would he do something like that to abigail? I mean, I know they have a history, but it’s totally stupid and pointless, and frankly, disgusting.

Chad: My brother’s always been his own worst enemy.

Kate: Yeah, but chad, he’s not a fool. He had to know how you were going to react. It’s almost like he wanted you to send him to prison.

Johnny: I think this proposal has potential.

Gabi: You’re interested?

Johnny: Oh, I’m very… interested. Text me, and we’ll set up a time for me to hear your offer.

Jake: Or we could talk now.

Johnny: Can’T. Sorry. Got to dash. Things to do, you know. It was great seeing you again.

Jake: Is it me, or is that little punk hitting on you?

Gabi: No, he definitely was, but maybe– maybe we can use that to our advantage.

[Ominous music]

Demon johnny: [Sighs] Always thought she was hot, and soon she’ll be mine. [Chuckles] Doing the devil’s handiwork has so many fringe benefits.

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