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Abigail: So sarah is pining away for somebody other than xander?

Kristen: Mm-hmm.

Abigail: Okay. All right. I’ll play your little game here. Is it rex?

Kristen: Ugh.

Abigail: Eric?

Kristen: Oh, please. She and the good father never stood a chance.

Abigail: You probably pumped sarah so full of drugs, I mean, her new heartthrob could be harry truman.

Kristen: Oh, my god. I wouldn’t have shot her full of anything if someone hadn’t left a full syringen the dimera dungeon.

Abigail: Look, all right, I already get that it’s my damn fault, thank you very much. But unlike you who has no conscience, I already feel terrible enough about it without you continuously waving it in my face.

Kristen: Ooh, I’m just stating the facts.

Abigail: [Exhales] If it’s not rex and it’s not eric, then who would– it’s chad, isn’t it? You saw to it that sarah was fixated on my husband.

Kristen: No. It’s even better than that. I’ve seen to it that she is fixated on a dimera of seniority.

Abigail: Tony?

Kristen: Ahh, good girl.


Steve: So you’re in love with tony dimera?

Sarah: Don’t sound so skeptical. I mean, we’ve had our ups and downs, but tony’s the love of my life.

Steve: Maybe she thinks she’s anna.

Sarah: Anna fredericks? How could you possibly confuse me with that scheming bitch?

Kayla: Well, then who are you?

Sarah: I am the one and only renee dumonde.

Kayla: That can’t be. You cannot be renee.

Sarah: Of course I can.

Kayla: No, it’s not possible because renee dumonde is dead.

Lani: Okay, tr coates, let’s see what you’ve been up to since you fathered me. “Hollywood heavyweight to produce biopic on small town shrink possessed by satan.” Hollywood heavyweight?


[Door clicks] Hi.

Eli: Hi.

[Both laugh]

Lani: Welcome home.

Eli: Mm.

Lani: You made really good time getting here from the airport.

Eli: Yes.

Lani: How was it visiting your mom?

Eli: It was good, but I am glad to be back home.

Lani: You have no idea how glad I am to have you home.

Eli: Twins were a handful?

Lani: It wasn’t just that.

Eli: Uh-oh.

Lani: Mm-hmm.

Eli: What happened?

Paulina: I know my name is not on the lease. But your tenants, eli and lani grant, they’re members of my family. All I’m asking is that you make sure that a man named tr coates doesn’t get into that building again.

[Scoffs] Well, let’s talk money. How much do you want? Hello? Hello? Talk to me! Oh, he hung up on me?

[Phone beeps]

[Doorbell rings] Ahh, lani. Uh– you.

Tr: Lani’s dear old dad.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Tr: [Grunts] Paulina. This is ridiculous. I just wanna talk to you.

Paulina: Oh, yeah, yeah, “I just wanna talk to you.” I know I’ll end up with a black eye or a big lip or worse.

Tr: I told you, I’ve changed. Do you really want your neighbors to be hearing all our business?

Abigail: [Scoffs] You expect me to believe that sarah is moping around this island because of tony dimera? She barely knows him.

Kristen: Oh, well, she knows him intimately now.

Abigail: What did you do? Did you put on a tony mask and romance her?

Kristen: Don’t you think that’s a little far-fetched?

Abigail: Not for you, no. I mean, how else is sarah gonna fall for tony?

Kristen: Well, I mean, sarah didn’t actually fall for tony. Renee did.

Abigail: Oh, god. I give up. Who the hell is renee?

Sarah: Kayla, you’re starting to worry me. As you can see, renee dumonde is alive and well. If you don’t know the difference between the living and the dead, you might wanna rethink that nursing career.

Steve: Uh, kayla’s a doctor. And so are you.

Sarah: Me? A doctor? No, I don’t like the sight of blood. I’ll leave that to neil curtis, thank you.

Kayla: You mean your father?

Sarah: Okay. I think that she needs some rest. A few minutes ago, she was saying I was mickey and maggie horton’s daughter, which we both know that sarah is a toddler. And now I’m neil’s child?

Kayla: It’s complicated.

Sarah: Well, it’s not to me. You don’t know what you’re talking about. I know I’m renee dumonde.

Steve: Uh, sweetness? Could you bring me up to speed on who this renee dumonde character is?

Kayla: Yeah, I think I better. Looks like we’re stuck with her. We hit the bike trails every weekend

Abigail: Okay, so you’ve got sarah believing she is stefano’s dead illegitimate daughter who is in love with tony and murdered by a serial killer?

Kristen: Ooh, go to the head of the class. I’m gonna give you a blue ribbon and another night here in almost paradise.

Abigail: So how’d you do it? How did you make sarah believe that she was renee?

Kristen: Well, it wasn’t really hard. When she first got here, she had lost her grip.

Abigail: I understand that. She made the trip in a suitcase.

Kristen: Mm-hmm. But see, she was a bit of a challenge ’cause one moment, she thought I was xander and the next, a coconut. Like that. And I thought if I kept her focused and kept her out of my hair, it would work out. So I just gave her a bunch of books to read.

Abigail: Out of the dimera library?

[Scoffs] I can imagine.

Kristen: Okay, but one of those books just happened to be the diary of my late sister, renee. And sarah pored over that tortured memoir at warp speed. And then when she was finished, voil. She was convinced she was renee dumonde. And there is nothing I could do to change that.

Kayla: And it turned out she was murdered by the salem slasher.

Steve: Aka andre dimera.

Kayla: Yeah.

Steve: So what’s your best guess why she thinks that she’s renee?

Kayla: I don’t know. Maybe kristen brainwashed her or maybe she just snapped.

Steve: After what kristen put her through, it’s possible. So what do we do?

Kayla: At the moment, I think we just humor her.

Sarah: What are you two whispering about?

Kayla: Um, nothing. We were just discussing how much we want to get out of this place.

Sarah: As do I. I miss my tony so much. I have to get home to him.

Steve: Well, we’re gonna need these if we’re gonna break out of this place.

Sarah: Oh, good. We can get to the kayak. But we have to make sure that we look it over thoroughly just in case anyone drilled a hole in it below the water line.

Steve: Why would you say that?

Sarah: Because that’s what i did to the boat that anna was on. What? Was she a friend of yours?

Anna: So you think someone paid ned to kidnap abigail?

Tony: That’s our theory, yes.

Anna: Oh, my goodness. Well, how soon do you have to leave?

Tony: Well, chad’s at the airfield now checking out the jet. I have to pack a bag and meet him there. Chad is hoping that I can convince ned to tell us where he took abigail.

Anna: Okay, I can go with you.

Tony: No, no, no, no, no. We don’t know what we’re walking into.

Anna: Well, ned would never hurt me.

Tony: Probably not. But I think it’s best that chad and I go it alone.

Eli: So this ray dude just showed up here with no warning?

Lani: Yeah. Scared me to death.

Eli: Why didn’t you call me?

Lani: I didn’t wanna break it to you over the phone.

Eli: [Sighs] Wait, how did he know how to find you?

Lani: He’s in town on business.

Eli: Well, what kind of business?

Lani: Film production. He’s producing johnny dimera’s film about marlena.

Eli: So I guess he’ll be here for a while, then.

Lani: Mm-hmm. He has a room at the salem inn.

Eli: You should have called me. I would have cut my trip short.

Lani: Nothing happened. He was minding his manners. I met my biological father for the first time. Other than that, it wasn’t a big deal.

Eli: Are you sure about that? You seem a little shaky.

Paulina: Oh, no. You sit over there.

Tr: I wanna talk about lani.

Paulina: Haven’t I told you to keep my daughter’s name out of your mouth?

Tr: She’s my daughter too.

Paulina: You gave up any rights that you had to my child when you started knocking me around.

Tr: I would never hurt lani. I told you, I’m a different man now. I have a right to know my daughter and my grandchildren.

Paulina: [Scoffs] You have no rights.

[Stammers] You–[Chuckles] Get out of here. Get out of here right now before I call the cops.

Tr: Okay, okay, okay. I’ll go. But we will be seeing each other again.

[Phone beeps]

[Line ringing]

Paulina: Hello. Hi. It’s me. I need to see you right away. It’s an emergency. Life’s been hard enough.

Steve: You drilled a hole in the boat that anna was on?

Sarah: Well, I didn’t know that tony was on it too. He could have drowned. But luckily, david got there just in time.

Steve: David who?

Kayla: David banning. Julie’s son, eli’s father.

Steve: Oh, right. That david. So david saved tony and anna’s lives?

Sarah: He did. Unfortunately, the baby that anna was carrying wasn’t as lucky.

Tony: I’ll call you as soon as we land.

Anna: Well, I guess that will have to be enough.

Tony: Mm. Would you keep an eye on charlotte and thomas? They know something’s up with their mum.

Anna: Of course I will. But darling, please, please be careful.

> Tony: [Laughs] Yes. Okay.

Anna: Oh.

Tony: Goodbye.

[Doorbell rings]

Anna: Oh. Hi. May I help you?

Tr: I certainly hope so.

Abe: Ooh. [Chuckles]

Paulina: Oh, whew. Thanks. Thanks for coming over.

Abe: You said it was an emergency. I didn’t realize you were preparing to bash somebody’s head in.

Paulina: I thought it might be him.

Abe: Who? What’s going on, paulina?

Paulina: This is about– it’s about lani.

Abe: Is she all right?

Paulina: She’s okay for now.

Abe: Well, what does that mean?

Paulina: That her bastard of a biological father is here in salem.

Tr: I’m here to see johnny dimera.

Anna: Oh, I’m sorry, but he’s out right now. May I give him a message?

Tr: My name is tr coates. I’m producing his film.

Anna: The one about marlena?

Tr: That’s the one.

Anna: Well, then please come in, mr. Coates.

Tr: Thank you.

Anna: The living room is right through there. Please, have a seat. Johnny is my nephew. My husband tony and I, well, we almost invested in the movie.

Tr: What stopped you?

Anna: My husband’s brother, johnny’s father. He didn’t think it was such a good idea. May I offer you something, mr. Coates? A glass of wine or a drink?

Tr: I’m fine, thank– and you can call me tr.

Anna: [Laughs] Okay, tr. You know, I’m really very excited about this movie. I think tony should play himself. Although actually, it was his deranged cousin andre who was pretending to be tony.

Tr: You know, maybe I will take that drink. Club soda?

Anna: Coming right up. And you know… I think I have the perfect casting choice to play andre’s wife, who, by the way, was also his adopted sister, kristen.


Tr: And, um, who would this perfect actress be?

Anna: Oh, me, of course.

Kristen: This was your fault, you know.

Abigail: Excuse me? Look, I might have left that syringe in the basement, but you? You are the one who injected sarah and decided to kidnap her in a suitcase. You’ve kept this woman prisoner here for months, and you didn’t think we were gonna realize that she was missing? Just so you know, I’m not gonna give up until I can take her home to her family.

Kristen: I mean, why don’t you ask sarah, or the woman you call sarah, which family she wants to be taken home to, hmm? Is it gonna be the hortons or the dimeras? Honestly, I thought I was getting my floors cleaned.

Abe: Ray? That son of a bitch is here? In my town?

Paulina: He calls himself tr. And he’s not just here, he came in style. Oh, he’s a hollywood big shot now. Teamed up with johnny dimera to produce that little weasel’s movie.

Abe: All right. How do we keep him away from lani?

Paulina: You think ray waited for a proper introduction?

Abe: You don’t mean that he–

Paulina: Yes, it’s too late, abe. They’ve already met.

Eli: I should have been here. You shouldn’t have had to deal with tr alone.

Lani: I didn’t have to. Paulina was right behind him, and she was in straight up mama lioness mode. I mean, she got rid of him before I could even begin to process what I was feeling.

Eli: So much for that.

Lani: I just… not that I didn’t know that he had been abusive to her, but paulina was going on and on about the kind of things that he had done to her and in detail. And now I have a way better understanding of why paulina was so afraid of tr that she didn’t even tell him that I existed. And why she gave me to her sister to keep me safe from him.

Eli: Makes me feel sorry for paulina.

Lani: Yeah, me too. But now that I know the truth, I have to admit I am curious about ray coates. I did a search on him. That’s him.

Eli: Wow. Does it make you feel guilty wanting to know more about him?

Lani: [Sighs] After what he did to paulina, yeah.

Eli: Well, listen, if anyone understands, it’s me. I grew up wanting to know everything about my dad. Left a hole in my heart that never healed.

Lani: But david banning didn’t abuse your mother. Tr coates, he– he beat my mom on a regular basis, and now he wants to be a part of my life. What am I supposed to do?

Tr: You do know the movie takes place 25 years ago.

Anna: Uh-huh.

Tr: Allie horton is set to play her own mother.

Anna: Ah.

Tr: Allie is in her 20s.

Anna: Oh, well, you know, you can just use one of those filter things. You know, put petroleum jelly on the lens or something. I mean, who better than tony’s real wife to play tony’s “real wife”?

[Laughs] You see what I did there?

Tr: Oh, yeah. I saw.

[Both laugh] But I actually have another actress in mind for the part.

Anna: Oh.

Tr: You know what? I will keep you in mind for some of my other projects.

Anna: You have other projects?

Tr: I produce two or three films a year.

Anna: Oh, then we definitely need to talk. You know, once you wrap “possessed,” you could do a sequel about the epic romance between tony and me. You can call it, “bewitched: The anna dimera story.” It’s got everything. Passion, action, more than one presumed death, and the best movie villain since darth vader.

Tr: Stefano dimera?

Anna: Oh, no. No. I was thinking more of his psychotic baby-killing bitch of a bastard daughter. Renee dumonde tried to ruin my life.

Sarah: Tony has always been my one true love. Tragically, we were forced apart when I found out that stefano was my birth father. But then we found out that stefano wasn’t tony’s birth father, so you see? We really are meant to be together.

Kayla: There’s a problem with that, though. Tony’s already married.

Sarah: Married? To who?

Steve: You’re not gonna like this. It’s anna.

Sarah: Again? Get me off of this island so i can tear her limb from limb. Gordan ramsey

Sarah: Well, tony will just have to annul his sham of a marriage. And then we can have an enormous wedding at st. Luke’s and have a reception at the dimera estate. What are you two doing? We have to get a move on if we’re gonna get out of here.

Steve: Look, renee, kayla and I wanna get back to salem just as bad as you do. But we have to deal with kristen first.

Sarah: Kristen’s never gonna let me leave. She said there’s a serial killer in salem.

Kayla: Wouldn’t be the first time.

Sarah: You’re telling me. The salem strangler tried to kill me more than once. I still can’t believe that poor jake kositchek was killing all those women.

Kayla: Uh–later, later.

Steve: Listen, renee. You have my word. I won’t let kristen stop us from leaving this island.

Sarah: You promise?

Steve: Promise.

Kristen: See, once sarah decided that she was renee, things became a lot easier for the both of us. And she was so obsessed with the details of her life, it made her docile. And then I could come and go as I wanted, and– I mean, for a while at least. Because now? Now all she thinks about is getting back to her beloved tony.

Abigail: Hmm. But you don’t know where she is.

Kristen: Oh, I’ll find her. I mean, she’s probably out building a boat out of banana leaves or something equally as asinine. No, I have to find her because I need to make sure she doesn’t hurt herself.

[Mutters indistinctly] This will keep you occupied. Hmm? It’s the life and times of renee dumonde. It’s a real page-turner.

Anna: So after all those years of believing I was a widow, my tony finally came back to me. Talk about a happy ending. He and I were destined to be together, no matter what renee dumonde wanted.

Tr: Well, it sounds like an interesting story.

Anna: Oh, I told you so. So what’s our next step?

Tr: Um… why don’t you write me up a treatment, and then we’ll talk?

Anna: Okay. That sounds like a good idea. I can start with when I first came to salem.

Tr: That’s perfect. Now, if you don’t–

Anna: It was just me and my little girl.

Tr: You didn’t mention you had a daughter.

Anna: Oh, her name is carrie. She’s so beautiful. People tell us all the time we look like sisters. Do you have any children, tr?

Tr: Actually, I just found out that I have a daughter.

Anna: Well, that’s wonderful.

Tr: Well, it would be, but… her mother’s done everything she can to keep us apart.

Anna: Oh, you can’t stand for that. You need to fight like a tiger to be in your daughter’s life.

Lani: I can’t help but hope that ray actually came to his senses and got the help that he needed. And not just for my sake, but for jules and carver. I mean, they share the man’s dna. What if one of them inherits his temper?

Eli: Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Genetics is just one factor in how a person turns out. Babe, if we raise our kids with love, kindness, and respect, I’m sure they’ll treat others the same.

Lani: You’re right. You are absolutely right. But after coming face-to-face with him and hearing everything that paulina went through with him… I can for sure as hell tell you who doesn’t believe that ray has changed, and that’s paulina.

Abe: I remember when you told me what ray did to you. After all these years, why did you tell him about lani?

Paulina: I didn’t! It was chanel.

Abe: What?

Paulina: She didn’t know who she was talking to. Ray went over there to talk to her about that damn movie and he mentioned that he knew me.

Abe: Is that all he said?

Paulina: Oh, yeah. He’s cagey.

[Chuckles] He told her that he met her cousin lani. And she told him that she was lani’s sister. He put it all together by himself and he never let on to her.

Abe: I’m gonna go check on lani and see how she’s doing.

Paulina: It’ll do her good to be with you.

Abe: Uh… what about you? Are you gonna be okay here?

Paulina: Well, you know us price women. We’re survivors. You go check on our girl.

[Sighs] Looking to get back in your type 2 diabetes zone?

Anna: Well, I’m ashamed to admit it, but I kept my daughter a secret from her father for the first four years of her life, and it’s o of my biggest regrets.

Tr: Did carrie and her dad ever get close?

> Anna: Oh, yes. Like they were never apart. Roman, my ex, he wouldn’t let me or anyone else keep him from being a father to carrie. And a wonderful one. So don’t you let anyone stand between you and your little girl.

Both: Hey.

Eli: How you doing, man?

Abe: Good, yeah. How’s valerie doing?

Eli: Superwoman as always. She sends her love.

Abe: That’s wonderful. And you, sweetheart.

Lani: Hi, dad.

Abe: How you doing?

Lani: I’m good. Just, you know, a little shaken up.

Eli: Well, now that you’re in good hands, I, um–I’m gonna go say hi to doug and julie.

Lani: Okay. Give them my love.

Eli: I will. I’ll see you. Take care of her, all right?

Abe: Good to see you too, man. Well, now that your overprotective husband is gone, your overprotective father wants the tea.

Lani: The tea?

Abe: Mm-hmm.

Lani: [Laughs] Look at you. Talking like a kid.

Abe: You know, I keep my hand in.

Lani: [Laughs]

Abe: So how you doing, sweetheart?

Abigail: “Dear diary, emily keeps telling me to stay away from tony, but I just can’T. He’s so handsome and he has that posh accent. Manly too. Like one of those jane austen heroes who rides up on his horse and makes the girls swoon. What’s wrong with my sister? Why is she so against tony and me getting closer?” Damn, this is kind of a page-turner.

Steve: Kristen!

Kayla: Might as well show your face. We’re gonna find you.

Sarah: Do you have to sound so angry? I mean, I get the threat of pirates, but my sister would never hurt us.

Kristen: What is all the ruckus? Oh, hey, sweetie. I see you met renee. Isn’t she special, hmm?

Ever notice how stiff clothes can feel rough on your skin?

Kayla: What did you give sarah? Why is she acting like this?

Sarah: Are we back to the sarah business again?

Kayla: Did you brainwash her? Did you deprive her until she dissociated?

Steve: Answer her.

Kristen: Wow, you two have always been so pushy. And your niece is exactly like you.

Steve: Abigail? She’s here?

Kayla: What have you done with her?

Kristen: Well, at the moment she’s curled up with a good book.

Abigail: “Everything’s awful. Stefano’s will was read this morning, and it says tony and i have to live in the dimera house with anna and david. I’d refuse, but then I lose my inheritance, and so would tony. I can’t believe my father’s torturing us from the grave. I don’t wanna be married to david anymore. He’s such a heel. And seeing tony every day with that trashy anna, I just– I can’t stand thinking about it. I have to do something. I have to find a way to get anna out of tony’s life… permanently.”

[Sighs] Poor anna. Renee really hated her guts.

Anna: Okay.

[Exhales] How do I even start? I don’t know what a treatment is except when doctors do it. Oh, I know, I’ll just pretend I’m nora ephron starting another masterpiece. Okay. Here goes. “Exterior.” That’s how they all start, right? Except this scene is inside. Hmm. “Interior. Tony’s penthouse. Daytime.” Okay, good. Now I’m rolling.


[Gasps] “Anna is having it out with tony.” No, that’s not quite right. “The ravishing anna is having it out with cold, unfeeling tony because he refuses to accept her apology for sleeping with sinister andre by mistake because she thought he was tony.” What was it he said to me? Oh, how could I forget? Tony says… “oh, anna. How could you make love with that monster? Tell me, anna, did you look at him the way you look at me?” Anna says, “but tony, I told you, I thought he was you.”

[Inhales sharply] I’m going to make myself cry.

[Laughs] This screenplay writing thing is a snap once you get the hang of it. I wonder what I should wear to the oscars? Ha.

Tr: [Chuckles] Anna dimera may be a little eccentric, but… she’s right. I can’t stop trying to get through to lani.

[Knock at door]

Eli: Salem pd, open up.

Tr: Cops? What did paulina do now?

[Exhales deeply] Can I help you, officer?

Eli: Detective. Detective grant.

Tr: Oh, you must be lani’s husband. Come on in.

[Chuckles] So I guess this makes you my son-in-law.

Eli: Abe carver is my father-in-law. He’s one of the most decent men I’ve ever met.

Tr: I hope you think as well of me once we get to know each other.

Eli: Well, I don’t like what I know so far.

Tr: Well, I’m sure paulina has painted an ugly picture of me.

Eli: You didn’t help yourself too much by coming over to my home trying to barge in my door.

Tr: That’s not what happened.

Eli: Right. I guess you didn’t beat up paulina either. You didn’t scare her so much that she had to keep lani a secret from you?

Tr: Sounds like you’ve already made up your mind about me.

[Sighs] Are you planning to help paulina poison my daughter against me?

Eli: Lani is a strong, strong, smart woman and a damn good cop. She doesn’t need me or her mother to tell her how to feel. I just wanted to come by and let you know I have her back. You mess with any other price woman, you’ll have to answer to me, you understand?

Tr: Perfectly.

Eli: Bet.

[Tense music]

Lani: Having ray show up at my door, it knocked me for a loop.

Abe: You know, if… if you wanna know more about mr. Coates, I understand. But I am not crazy about the idea, given what he did to paulina. So just be careful, okay?

Lani: I may be curious about ray, but that’s all it is. You are my dad, and you always will be. And I know that now.

[Emotional music]

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