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TR: I have business here with johnny dimera, and I’m not leaving till it’s settled.

Paulina: Now, fine, but you just stay the hell away from me. And you go anywhere near my family, I swear–I swear!

Lani: Paulina? Is everything okay?

Paulina: Hey. Hey, you. I didn’t see you there.

Lani: What’s going on?

Paulina: Nothing. Nothing. Why?

Lani: Because it sounded like you two were arguing.

Paulina: No. We weren’t, you know, exactly arguing.

TR: More like you were trying to chase me out of town.

Lani: Well, why would she do that? Who are you?

Demon johnny: I know I’m not supposed to contact you directly, judge barnes, especially on the day of my father’s sentencing, but between you and me, I think you made the right decision. What he did completely traumatized my mother, and I’m glad you found him guilty. My hope is that you’ll put him behind bars for a very long time. Yes. Thank you for listening.

[Cell phone beeps] That ought to do it.

Belle: Okay. Here’s your suit. Well, where’s johnny?

Ej: I haven’t heard from him all day. I don’t think he’s coming.

Belle: Well, I was counting on him to speak on your behalf at sentencing.

Ej: I’ll send him another message, but I get the feeling he’s avoiding me.

Belle: Hmm. Well, is there anyone else you can think of who could vouch for you? Friends? Other family members?

Ej: Well, we can cross chad off the list. Last thing I want is to give my brother a second chance to stab me in the back.

Gwen: Seems like something my simp of a sister would do.

Kristen: Oh, god. Ava and gwen, you ladies both owe me.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Chad: Hey.

Johnny: Uncle chad. I’m sure you saw that my father’s sentencing hearing is about to start.

Chad: Yeah. I wonder how hard the judge is gonna be on him.

Johnny: If he cares about justice, he’ll give him the max.

Chad: Do you mean that?

Johnny: It’s what he deserves for kidnapping my mother. Not to mention, practically forcing himself on abigail.

Chad: Yeah, that was disturbing.

Johnny: I still can’t believe he’d do something like that right there, in the courthouse.

Chad: Me neither.

Johnny: I mean, what kind of monster acts that way? I assume abigail is keeping her distance?

Chad: She left town actually.

Johnny: Oh. I didn’t know she was going away.

Chad: Neither did I. She left last night without saying goodbye to me or the kids.

Johnny: You worried?

Chad: I was, ’cause I couldn’t reach her, but she finally texted me.

Johnny: Everything okay?

Chad: Yeah. She had to go to boston, to help her parents. Some emergency with the paper they bought.

Johnny: Hmm. Well, I hope she comes back soon. I need her back in town when production begins.

Chad: Production? On your movie?

Johnny: Yeah, yeah. Big plot twist. “Possessed: The marlena evans story” is making a comeback.

Paulina: I’ll tell you exactly who this man is. This is johnny dimera’s business associate, and what you heard was me voicing my opinion about my soon-to-be ex-son-in-law.

TR: Spoiler alert. She’s not a fan.

Lani: At the moment, neither am I.

Paulina: Oh, you hear that? Now you got two people telling you not to get involved with that louse. Let’s go.

TR: Wait, wait, wait. I never got introduced to this young woman. I’m terrell raymond coates, but everyone calls me tr. And who might you be?

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Belle: I’m really, really sorry things turned out this way. I feel like I let you down.

Ej: It wasn’t your fault. You warned me not to take the witness stand, but I was too arrogant to listen.

Belle: No, you just wanted to get your side of the story out there.

Ej: And you can see how well that went. If I had taken your advice, I might not be in this position.

Belle: Well, can’t argue with that, and usually I’m right.

Ej: [Exhales deeply] You’re a good lawyer, belle, and I don’t know that anyone could have done a better job.

Belle: Thank you.

Ej: No, thank you.

Belle: For losing?

Ej: For believing in me, when even my own family doesn’T.

Ej: Well… [Clears throat] I guess it’s time to face the music.

Belle: Yeah. Hang on. Sorry. [Chuckles] Okay. Yeah, okay. That’s better.

Chad: You’re still making the movie?

Johnny: I am.

Chad: After what marlena just went through? You don’t think that’s gonna be hard on your grandmother?

Johnny: It’s not something I wanted to do, okay? I didn’t have a choice.

Chad: What do you mean you didn’t have a choice?

Johnny: Producer showed up this morning. Said if I didn’t give him the movie I promised that he’d ruin my career.

Chad: Seriously? He threatened you?

Johnny: Yeah, said he, uh… already promised his investors a big return and that if I don’t deliver, he’ll make sure every studio in hollywood knows I can’t be trusted.

Chad: Who was this guy?

Johnny: His name’s tr coates. He’s a big power player in the industry. Not someone you want to cross.

Chad: Right. It sounds like he’s playing hardball.

Johnny: Yeah.

Lani: I’m lani price-grant.

TR: Price, so you’re–

Paulina: She’s my niece.

TR: Ah, yeah. I can see the resemblance. And these little munchkins are–

Paulina: That’s my family, so you best keep your distance, okay, if you know what’s good for you. You feel me?

Lani: Paulina, isn’t that a little harsh?

TR: Yes, it is harsh. Thank you, lani.

Paulina: You just keep her name out of your damn mouth.

TR: Hey, I mean no harm. I’m just here to make a great movie with johnny D. I didn’t even know you were here.

Paulina: Fine, fine. Go ahead, go on, make your damn movie. Just leave my family out of it, okay? Just leave me alone! Just–come on, lani. Just come on!

Gwen: Yeah, I just texted chad. I’ve still got him convinced that abigail is in boston. Ava, I know that he’s going to figure it out eventually. I’m just trying to buy us some time, so I can figure out what to do next. I didn’t exactly plan for her to see you in that sarah mask, did I? No, ava, I’m not blaming you. We’re just lucky that that pilot has agreed to deliver her to kristen. I have to go. Bye.

[Cell phone beeps]

Xander: Oh. Sorry, love. Didn’t mean to interrupt your phone call.

Gwen: No, that’s all right. Was just wrapping up.

Xander: Thought I heard you mention kristen’s name. Why are you talking about her?

Kristen: [Panting] I really need to hire someone to do this grunt work. Especially since it’s been happening so often.

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Abigail: [Groans]


Abigail: Where the hell am I?

Kristen: Welcome to fantasy island.

Gwen: I was talking about kristen, because I read an article about her today, in “the spectator.”

Xander: What about it?

Gwen: Well, allegedly she phoned abigail denying having to do anything with your cousin philip’s disappearance.

Xander: Well, who were you talking to on the phone.

Gwen: Um, my friend claire. I thought she’d have some insight, since she and philip are family.

Xander: Oh, I don’t think I’d take kristen’s word as gospel. I mean she’s not exactly known as a truth-teller.

Gwen: Yeah, I hear you. Anyway, where were you today, handsome?

Xander: Hmm, well… I was out shopping for a gift. For you.

Gwen: What? What’s this?

Xander: This is a bag. A bag that contains a box. A box that houses the gift I bought for you.

Gwen: Really? What is it?

Xander: Dunno.

Gwen: [Chuckles]

Gwen: [Gasps]

[Exhales] It’s london.

Xander: Look, I know it’s not the same as going there in person, but it’s the best I could do.

Gwen: It’s beautiful.

Xander: Look, I was a complete wanker canceling our plans, just so I could go and search for sarah, who, as it turns out, was doing just fine.

Gwen: It’s okay.

Xander: No, gwen, it’s not. No, I hurt you. I want you to know that I’m really, truly sorry.

Lani: You didn’t need to walk us home.

Paulina: I just wanted to make sure that that man didn’t harass you.

Lani: Why would he do that?

Paulina: Well, who knows? I’m a good judge of character. I got a nasty vibe from him.

Lani: Well, he didn’t seem that bad to me.

Paulina: “Not that bad?” You saw how aggressive he was.

Lani: Actually, you were the aggressive one. I mean, why did you flip out on him like that, anyway?

Paulina: I didn’T. I didn’t flip out.

Lani: You kinda did.

Paulina: You gotta stand your ground with men like tr coates. I put him on blast. Any–any friend of johnny dimera is an enemy of mine.

Lani: I know you have your issues with johnny after what he did to chanel, but are you sure it’s not more than that?

Paulina: What else would there be?

Lani: I mean when tr asked who I was, you told him I was your niece. Why wouldn’t you want him to know I was your daughter?

Johnny: I don’t blame tr for wanting me to make the movie. It’s a great script, and I signed a contract.

Chad: Sure, but that was before the devil came back to salem.

Johnny: But he wasn’t here for that, and plus, he does really seem genuinely excited about the movie. He even said he sees it as a trilogy.

Chad: Whoa, wait. He wants to make three movies about marlena? What are the sequels gonna be about?

Johnny: Well, part two would be about my grandmother’s most recent possession.

Chad: And the third?

Johnny: We’ll figure something out.

Chad: Look, I don’T… I don’t think this is a great idea, but I am happy for you and your career.

Johnny: Thank you. That’s nice of you to say.

Chad: It sounds like you’re not gonna have a whole lot of time for dimera going forward. If you want, I could talk to our lawyers and see about them transferring yours and your father’s shares to me.

Johnny: That won’t be necessary. I still plan to be involved with dimera enterprises.

Chad: You sure? Making a movie is a– it’s a lot of work, you know? And I know you want to give it your full attention.

Johnny: I can do both.

Chad: This is your big break, johnny. I don’t want you to leave anything on the field.

Johnny: I promise you I can handle being a business mogul and a movie mogul at the same time.

Chad: Very ambitious of you.

Johnny: Well, trust me. I’m up for the challenge. I’m ready to make my mark on the world.

Belle: How are you holding up?

Ej: [Screams]

[Exhales sharply]

Belle: I’m so sorry.

Ej: Ugh.

[Sighs] I knew bad news was coming, but to hear those words spoken from the judge, I–

Belle: Don’t give up. Listen, we’re gonna file an appeal right away.

Ej: Both you and I know that that’s a longshot. My fate’s been sealed. I’m innocent and I am going to be rotting away in statesville prison, for the next ten years.

[Exhales deeply] My plaque psoriasis…

Paulina: Are those angels asleep?

Lani: They will be in a few. So I’ll ask again. Why didn’t you want that man to know who I was?

Paulina: Well, I wasn’t sure if you were comfortable with me introducing you that way. Not yet, anyway. You’ve only called me mom once, and that was because I was about to be crushed by a chandelier.

Lani: You had no problem telling everyone I was your daughter, at chanel’s party.

Paulina: That was among family. This man, he’s a complete stranger.

Lani: So?

Paulina: So he doesn’t need to know our business.

Lani: I don’t see what difference it would make. I mean it’s not like we’re hiding anything anymore.

Paulina: Don’t you get it? I’m trying to protect you, to protect all of you.

Lani: How? And from what?

Paulina: Well, like I said, this person, tr? Well, he’s doing this movie with johnny, and with my help, chanel, she’s planning on taking her soon-to-be-ex to the cleaner’S.

Lani: What does the divorce have anything to do with tr?

Paulina: How do you think he’s gonna feel with chanel making half the movie profits? Things, they get sour. Tr, he blames me and chanel, then he comes after us.

Lani: For what exactly?

Paulina: [Stammering] It doesn’t matter. This man–men like that– they they destroy everything they touch. Trust me. It’s just better that he doesn’t know that I have another daughter.

Lani: I don’t know. It feels like a stretch.

Paulina: I’m being cautious. I’ll admit it.

Lani: Are you being cautious, or are you just not telling me the whole story?

Gwen: You don’t have to apologize.

Xander: Yes, I do. I was incredibly unfair. You had to give up spending the holidays in london, just so I could run around playing detective.

Gwen: You thought sarah was in danger. I know that she was very important to you and you were worried about her.

Xander: Yeah, but she wasn’t in danger. She just really, truly wanted to get away from me, and I guess I… still didn’t want to accept that.

Gwen: I know how hard it is to realize when someone you really care about doesn’t feel the same way.

Xander: I didn’t realize how much she hated me until I saw her again. You should have been there.

Xander: Well, maggie cares about you deeply. You lied to her about where you were.

Sarah: I wanted to be left alone and I was afraid that she would tell you where I was. I was trying to avoid this.

Xander: Oh, so you hate me now.

Sarah: Yes. You put another woman’s baby in my arms and told me that it was mine. You let me fall in love with her, and then you watched as she was taken away from me. How could I not hate you?

Xander: I mean you would not believe how angry she was.

Gwen: I can only imagine.

Abigail: Kristen?

Kristen: Hello, abigail.

Abigail: What are you doing here? What-what am I doing here?

Kristen: Well, those are both excellent questions.

Abigail: What is this place?

Kristen: It’s an old dimera property on a deserted island. Hasn’t been kept up as well as it should, but it does serve its purpose.

Abigail: Which is?

Kristen: Here. Juices from the native fruits.

Abigail: I’ll pass.

Kristen: Are you sure? After your flight, I would assume you’d be dehydrated.

Abigail: Flight?

Kristen: Mm-hmm. And this will flush out all the sedatives that you were given.

Abigail: I’m getting the hell out of here.

Kristen: Did you not hear the part about being on a deserted island? Where the hell are you gonna go, abigail?

Abigail: Give it a shot, anyway.

Kristen: Oh, all right. Well, if I can’t make you stay, maybe this will, hmm?

Johnny: So aunt abigail’s still game to play my grandma, right? I know she’s busy with the newspaper.

Chad: I don’t know. You’ll have to ask her when she gets back to town.

Johnny: I have a feeling she’ll say yes. I know how excited she was about playing the part, and who can blame her? I mean, what’s more fun than acting like you have the devil in you?

Chad: I don’t know if I’d call it fun, but I’m sure abby’s up for the challenge.

Johnny: Of course, now that my dad’s gonna be going away, I’ll need to find a new leading man. You still interested in playing john black?

Chad: Me?

Johnny: Well, you pitched the idea before. Ddi you change your mind?

Chad: Yeah, I just have a lot more on my plate now, so– but I’ll think about it.

Johnny: Ah, come on. Can’t imagine you want to watch someone else have sex with your wife.

Chad: Having fake sex with my wife.

Johnny: Of course, of course. I just–I was just thinking could be another good way to stick it to my dad.

Chad: You really think he cares about that?

Johnny: Oh, I think he cares about everything when it comes to you. He tried to steal the company from you. He tried to steal this role from you. Now you get both.

Chad: Your father’s done a lot of horrible things, but he’s about to pay dearly for his crimes. I’m not about to dance on his grave.

Johnny: Don’t you think he’d do the same thing to you?

Chad: Yeah, but no. He’s still my brother, and he’s your father. He’s about to have his whole life taken away.

Belle: Before you go out there, I’m sure the news of your sentencing has already hit the press.

Ej: We dimeras are always good for clickbait.

Belle: There is going to be a swarm of reporters out there, so I’m gonna go coordinate with the courthouse and see if we can sneak you out the back way to the prison van.

Ej: You don’t have to worry about that. You’ve done your job.

Belle: Ej, you’re still my client.

Ej: And I’ll always be very appreciative, but the best thing you can do for me right now is leave. Go home to shawn. Please.

Belle: No, I’m not gonna abandon you.

Ej: I’ll be fine. I just– I just need some time to myself before they take me away.

Belle: Okay. Well, I can give you some time. I’ll just be right outside, in the corridor.

Ej: Damn it, belle. I told you to go home.

Belle: Why? Why are you trying to get rid of me? Oh, my god. You’re planning to escape, aren’t you? -We are here! -For new homeowners,

Ej: Never ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to.

Belle: You really are planning an escape.

Ej: Just go.

Belle: So what? Are you studying kristen’s playbook?

Ej: What do you want me to say?

Belle: Are you meeting her somewhere? Is she in on this?

Ej: The less you know the better. I don’t want you implicated.

Belle: You can’t do this.

Ej: You know what I can’t do is go to prison for the next ten years for a crime I didn’t commit.

Belle: You’re only gonna make this so much worse.

Ej: Nothing can be worse than that. You give me one good reason why I shouldn’t get the hell out of here while I still can.

Belle: I’ll give you two: Sydney and johnny. If you run, you’ll never see your children again.

[Cell phone beeps]

Chad: Breaking news: Judge just rendered his sentence.

Johnny: And?

Chad: He gave your dad ten years.

Johnny: Ouch.

Chad: Ten years. I can’t even imagine.

Johnny: Oh, come on, don’t tell me you’re actually feeling sorry for my father.

Chad: You’re not?

Johnny: He kidnapped my mother, held her prisoner for months. Whatever happens, he did to himself.

Chad: Right.

Johnny: Look, I know I’m supposed to feel sympathetic, because we share the same dna, but honestly, what I feel is relief. Justice was served. Now we can all move on.

Chad: Just like that?

Johnny: I have a movie to pull together, okay? Think about my offer and please, call abigail, tell her I need her in salem asap.

Abigail: You’re gonna shoot me?

Kristen: [Chuckles] I mean, if I have to.

Abigail: Ugh. All right. Well, if I’m not going anywhere, you mind telling me how I ended up here?

Kristen: Hmm. What was the last thing you remember? Hmm?

Abigail: I was headed to the airfield looking for my cousin sarah, because I suspected it was not sarah, but it was you in a mask.

Kristen: Ooh, solid theory.

Abigail: And it turns out it was a mask, only the person beneath it was ava vitali.

Kristen: Ooh, and the plot thickens.

Abigail: Did you put her up to it? ‘Cause I know the two of you are friends.

Kristen: Mm-hmm. Well, I mean it’s true, we go way back. But what happened at the airfield when you figured all this out?

Abigail: Well, I was about to call rafe, only someone came up, hit me from behind, and I think I know who it was.

Xander: I know you said you forgive me, but I hope you really do.

Gwen: I do. As long as you can forgive me too.

Xander: For what?

Gwen: [Sighs] For acting like an insecure child, doubting you, doubting what we have together.

Xander: You have nothing to be sorry for, gwen.

Gwen: I do. I– I completely overreacted. You see, I–I– I saw you obsessing about sarah, and I just–I panicked. The truth is, xander, you– you’re all I’ve got. My father’s moved away, and abigail and I will– we can hardly even be in the same room together. And so, if lost you, I’d be completely alone.

Xander: Here’s the good news, gwen. You’re not gonna lose me. Ever.

Gwen: Do you mean that?

Xander: Of course I do.

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Paulina: Trust me, lani, if chanel and i go to battle against tr, he will exploit any and all vulnerabilities.

Lani: You don’t even know him, right?

Paulina: No, no. No, no, no. Except that he’s working with johnny dimera, which tells me a lot. Besides, I know that type.

Lani: Which is?

Paulina: Charming and affable, on the surface, but something very different underneath.

Lani: How can you tell that from one conversation?

Paulina: You know, just like you’re good at sniffing out criminals, I got a nose for users. You don’t get to be a big time movie producer without being a cutthroat. I’m just trying to protect you, you and your precious children.

Lani: I think you’re being paranoid.

Paulina: Paranoid, cautious, what’s the difference? Lani, just do me a favor, would you? Now, if you ever come across that man again, you just go running in the opposite direction. You hear me? You hear me? I don’t want you having anything to do with tr coates!

Kristen: So who do you think knocked you out?

Abigail: I mean, come on. I wake up here. I’ve got you hovering over me. It doesn’t take an investigative reporter to assume it was probably you.

Kristen: Oh, well, I can neither confirm nor deny.

Abigail: Sure, okay. Let’s just keep playing your games.

Kristen: All you need to know, ms. Abigail, the reason you’re here is because you were sticking your nose where it didn’t belong.

Abigail: You mean I was getting too close to the truth about what actually happened to sarah.

Kristen: What truth is that?

Abigail: Sarah didn’t just decide to leave salem on her own last year. You did something to her, didn’t you?

Gwen: Why is it every time I’m with you, everything just… feels so much better? Like all my problems just sort of float away.

Xander: Well, I hope I can always do that for you. I hope–

Gwen: What? What? You seem like you want to tell me something. What is it?

Xander: Look, I know this isn’t the ideal time to bring up her name again, but I do have one last thing I want to say about sarah.

Gwen: Okay.

Xander: Before she left, she gave me some really good advice. She told me to stop obsessing about our breakup, get on with my life, focus on you.

Gwen: She said that, did she?

Xander: Yes, she did, so that’s what I’m gonna do from now on. No more looking back. I only want to look to the future, and my future is with you.

Gwen: You really mean that?

Xander: I know exactly how to prove it. For rob, it took years to find out

Ej: All right. I’ll stay. I’ll call off the extraction.

Belle: You’re doing the right thing.

Ej: [Chuckles] Oh, I’m not so sure about that. But I am putting my trust in you.

Belle: Well, I won’t let you down. I am going to clear your name. I promise.

Lani: I still think you’re overreacting, but if it makes you feel better, I will stay clear of tr.

Paulina: Thank you. Oh. Ooh, trust me, it will be for the best.

[Cell phone rings]

Lani: This is work. I need to take it.

Paulina: Oh, of course. Go ahead.

Lani: Detective price.

Paulina: Oh. Oh, whoo! Oh, that was a close call. Oh, don’t worry, little angels. I’m gonna keep you and your mama safe. That mr. Terrell raymond coates. He’s never gonna find out that your mama is his daughter. I’ll make damn sure of it.

Johnny: Mr. Coates.

TR: I told you, call me tr.

Johnny: Sorry. Tr, I’ve got some great news. I just spoke to my grandmother about the movie.

TR: And?

Johnny: And she wasn’t thrilled about it, but she understands that I was in a tough position, so–

TR: She’s a go?

Johnny: We’re good to go. We’re bringing the devil back to salem. Come on.

TR: All right.

Chad: Hey, jennifer. Yeah, I’m trying to reach abigail but she’s not picking up. Is she around? What do you mean she’s not with you? If she’s not with you, then– then where is she?

Kristen: What exactly are you accusing me of?

Abigail: We all know what you did to kate last year. You locked her up, you put on one of your masks, you impersonated her, and then you went and you broke up with jake.

Kristen: [Chuckles] News gets around, huh?

Abigail: Yup. Then you tried to ship her out of town, only, she managed to escape.

Kristen: Abigail, why are we talking about this?

Abigail: Because I’m just thinking you probably did the exact same thing to sarah.

Kristen: And why would i do that?

Abigail: Same reason you kidnapped kate, to shut her up.

Kristen: Hmm. You do have interesting theories.

Abigail: I’m right, aren’t I? What’d you do to sarah, hmm? Where is she?

Gwen: Where are you going?

Xander: [Exhales deeply] Gwen rizczech…

Gwen: What are you doing?

Xander: Gwen, I know I don’t deserve a woman like you. Someone so strong, and loyal, and so beautiful, but would you take pity on this poor, pathetic, completely naked scoundrel and grant me the honor of becoming my wife?

[Mysterious music]

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