Days Transcript Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Chanel: Any news on your aunt belle?

Allie: My grandma marlena is keeping her sedated while she tries to reach my grandpa john.

Chanel: To tell them that their daughter is possessed by the devil?

Allie: It’s horrible, I know. But they’ve been through it. They’ll know how to help her. What about you? How are you doing?

Chanel: I mean, I’m still a little freaked out. The devil looked me in my eye and told me that he was going to kill me.

Allie: I’m so sorry, dupree, but just don’t tell anyone about this, okay? Because my grandma really wants to keep it on the dl.

Chanel: Oh, don’t worry. I have no desire to talk about johnny or what went down this morning.

Paulina: What happened with johnny?

Chanel: Horton, I gotta call you back. My mom just got here.

Paulina: What did that little creep do now?

Chanel: Oh, I went by there this morning to try to get him to let me and allie out of doing his stupid movie, and he said he would if I agreed to drop the lawsuit, meaning that I wouldn’t get a dime in our divorce.

Paulina: Well, I hope you told him to kick rocks.

Chanel: Well, I would have, but we got interrupted.

Paulina: Oh, well, maybe I should talk to ray about this.

Chanel: Oh, well, actually, mr. Coates said he’d be fine with letting allie and I out of the movie as a favor to you.

Tr: So we have a deal? You’ll keep your mouth shut about our past relationship?

Beth: Specifically, that you were a drug addict who beat the crap out of me?

Tr: And in exchange, I will give you a role in my upcoming movie.

Beth: Yes, god help me. We have a deal.

Tr: My girl, oh, you made the right decision, beth. You won’t regret this.

Beth: I don’t know about that.

Tr: Trust me, this could be your big break.

Beth: You always get your way, don’t you, tr?

Tr: Just lucky, I guess.

Beth: Right, it was just luck that the one person I told my story to, the one person who knows the disgusting truth about you, your son-in-law, gets shot and killed right after he met with me.

Tr: As I said before, I had nothing to do with that. But I freely admit that I am relieved that poor eli took my secret to the grave.

Shawn: Hey, grandma.

Julie: Oh, shawn douglas. What a nice surprise.

Shawn: Hope I haven’t caught you at a bad time.

Julie: Oh, not at all. My, you look so serious. Is something wrong?

Shawn: I’m afraid I have some bad news.

Julie: Is it ciara? Has something happened with the baby?

Shawn: No, it’s about eli.

Lani: I feel like he has been in surgery forever. Do you know how long it’s been?

Abe: I haven’t checked the time for a while. I’m sure we’re going to know something soon.

Lani: Yeah.

Kayla: Hi. Eli is out of surgery.

Lani: How did it go?

Valerie: Lani, abe, oh, god. How is my son?

Lani: He’s out of surgery.

Valerie: Okay.

Abe: Okay, ladies. You wanna tell us more?

Kayla: The surgeon removed the bullet without any complications.

Lani: Okay.

Kayla: And eli’s in stable condition.

Valerie: Oh.

Lani: So he’s okay? He’s–he made it out? He’s gonna be okay?

Kayla: He’s okay, but he’s not out of the woods. The next 24 to 48 hours are critical.

Valerie: Of course, of course.

[Tense music]

Eli: You’re under arrest.

Tr: Ahh! Eli: Ray.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Paulina: Back up. When did you speak to ray?

Chanel: This morning. He came by with the latest version of the script, and allie and I told him we don’t care that we signed contracts, there is no way that we are working with him or johnny. And he said he doesn’t wanna make us do anything we don’t wanna do.

Paulina: Because of me?

Chanel: I guess he’s trying to make amends with you and lani, and letting me out of the movie is a part of that.

Paulina: But you still have to get johnny to agree.

Chanel: Yeah, he has final say on the casting, but, knowing that, if he says it’s okay, mr. Coates is cool with it, that’s huge. I mean, he’s the producer. He doesn’t have to do this. I guess he really is trying to get back in your good graces.

Paulina: Yeah, well, ray, he’s made it clear he wants a chance to make things up to me.

Chanel: What did you say?

Paulina: Still thinking about it.

Chanel: I have to admit that he did seem like a decent guy, but I–

Paulina: But what?

Chanel: I’m just not sure I trust him. And how could I after all the hell he put you through?

Paulina: It was a long time ago. But, believe me, when it comes to ray coates, my eyes, they are wide open. I’m not gonna forget what that man did to me, but I told him forgiveness has to be earned.

Chanel: Oh, so you are considering forgiving him?

Paulina: I still have a lot of reservations, but given that everyone in this town, that they forgave me for what I almost did so it seems hypocritical not to believe in giving a second chance to others.

Chanel: I just–I don’t wanna see you get hurt again.

Paulina: Oh, no, don’t you worry about me, baby. Let’s just focus on getting you out of that movie. Now, ray, maybe he can read that fine print and find a way that will allow him to overrule johnny.

Chanel: Well, if he does, I’m sure it won’t be hard for him to find someone else to play celeste perrault.

Beth: He already has. I’m the new celeste.

Valerie: I understand the head of neurosurgery operated on eli. Did she express any concern about permanent brain damage?

Kayla: No, not at this point. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see.

Valerie: Yeah.

Lani: Can we see him?

Kayla: I think he should be in recovery now. I don’t think that the anesthesia has worn off, but you’re welcome to sit with him. Maybe we just keep it to two for now, okay?

Abe: Yeah. Would you give eli my love?

Lani: Yes.

[Soft music]

Eli, it’s me. I’m right here, my love. I am right here, and so is your mom.

Valerie: Hey, darling. Hey, baby, that’s right. You know, I came all the way from D.C. So don’t keep me waiting, baby. I want to see your beautiful smile and hear your voice.

Eli: [Grunts]

Valerie: What?

Lani: Eli, baby.

Eli: [Grunts]

Valerie: What is he trying to say? Eli? Oh, god, oh. This is the sound of nature breathing.

Chanel: So you’re the new celeste perrault?

Beth: Yeah, I was just cast. Oh, were you hoping to get the role?

Chanel: Oh, no, I already did, and I have been trying to get out of it for weeks.

Beth: May I ask why?

Paulina: Well, her soon-to-be ex-husband, he’s the director.

Beth: Ah.

Chanel: Yeah. So, mom, do you think maybe this means that johnny’s caved?

Paulina: Why would he do that?

Chanel: Well, I did help him with a family crisis earlier, so, you know, maybe this is his way of saying thanks? Have you talked to johnny dimera?

Beth: No, just tr.

Chanel: Well, I don’t care how you got the part or how it happened, I’m just glad that it did.

Beth: Not to pry, but your ex-husband…

Chanel: Mm-hmm.

Beth: Should I be worried about working with him?

Chanel: Oh, no, no, not at all. He is a very talented director, personal issues aside. He’s very passionate about this project. And when I agreed to do the movie, he had me trying on wigs and learning to read tarot cards. He wants it all to be exactly right and totally convincing.

Beth: Did you say tarot cards?

Chanel: Yeah, didn’t you read the script?

Beth: Not yet. Like I said, I just got cast. Oh, but tr did mention something about celeste being a psychic.

Chanel: Yes, and stefano dimera’s henchwoman, and his lover. My girl wore a lot of hats.

Beth: Wow. If you have time, I’d love to pick your brain about the role.

Chanel: Oh, what about now? This is my bakery. I can go inside and grab you a free pastry and we can chat.

Beth: Oh, that is so kind.

Chanel: Chanel. And this is my mother, paulina price.

Paulina: Pleasure to meet you.

Beth: I’m beth. Nice to meet you both. Thank you so much for doing this.

Chanel: Oh, no, don’t worry. You are the one who is helping me out. Later, mama.

Paulina: Mm-hmm. Bye, sweetheart.

Abe: Lani said that the shooter was a known drug dealer. Frank something or other.

Shawn: But he wasn’t working an active case that involved the guy.

Abe: Yes, she mentioned that.

Julie: Maybe he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Shawn: That’s possible. Look, from what I understand is that he was questioning someone, a woman, right before the shooting.

Abe: Well, that was part of a background check. She was at the station in the morning, and when lani arrived, she said that eli had stepped out in the middle of the meeting.

Julie: Why would he do that?

Abe: Well, that’s unclear. Lani was gonna ask that, and then shawn came in and said there was a shooting at the park.

Shawn: Listen, I’m gonna go look into these leads before they dry up, okay? And are you gonna be okay here if I take off?

Julie: Of course. You find out why this happened to eli, my eli. Abe will look after me.

Shawn: I love you.

Julie: I love you, too.

Shawn: I’ll see you.

Julie: Oh, how’s lani? How’s lani holding up?

Abe: She’s shook up, but she’s keeping it together. You know, I think she could use some additional support.

Julie: Hm.

Tr: Damn, I wish I’d saved some of that stash for myself instead of using it all on frank. It’s probably for the best, though. I got to keep a clear head.

[Tense music]

Eli’s death should have hit the news by now. What? How is that punk still alive?

[Phone line trilling]

Paulina: Hi, abraham. It’s nice to hear from you.

Abe: Paulina, there’s something you should know. Earlier today, eli was shot.

Paulina: Oh, my god. Is he all right?

Abe: At the moment.

Paulina: Does lani know?

Abe: Yes, yes, we’re here at the hospital.

Paulina: I’ll be right there.

Lani: I can’t make out what he’s saying.

Kayla: He’s probably just dreaming.

Lani: Hey, baby, you have to relax, okay? You’ve been through a lot, but you made it. And when you wake up, you will see that we are all here. Me, your mom, my dad.

[Tense music]


Eli: No, no.

Valerie: What?

Lani: He seems really agitated.

Kayla: Lani, honey, just keep talking to him and try to keep him calm.

Lani: Eli, baby, you have nothing to worry about, okay? Your family is here. Our babies are safe.

Valerie: Yes, yes, and the man who did this is no longer a threat to you or anyone else.

Eli: No.

Lani: Baby, please. Baby, please, you gotta relax.

[Monitors beeping]

Kayla: Okay, okay.

Lani: Eli, wait, what’s going–wait, eli, baby.

I may have moderate to

severe rheumatoid arthritis.

Allie: Tripp, hi, it’s me. I got your text, and I think I found everything you left here. I put it all in a box, so just–whenever you want me to drop it off, just give me a text, or a call, or whatever you want. I hope you’re doing well. Bye.


[Soft music]

Beth: So celeste is a psychic, and she went up against the devil?

Chanel: Yeah, she was the first person to sense he was in salem. Sure wish she was here now.

Beth: Sorry?

Chanel: Oh, I was just saying that she was from new orleans and has a creole accent.

Beth: Ah. I’m gonna need to work on that. Wow, tr was right. This really is a great part.

Chanel: You said that he was the one who cast you?

Beth: Yes.

Chanel: Hm, interesting.

Beth: I take it you know him.

Chanel: I just met him recently, but he used to date my mom.

Beth: I see.

Chanel: Yeah, they actually have a daughter together, my half-sister, lani.

Beth: Are tr and your mother close?

Chanel: He’d like them to be, but he did some pretty bad stuff to her in the past, so she’s not sure she can trust him.

Beth: Right.

Chanel: He apologized to me for you know, the way he treated her, and he seems sincere, but he claims he put it all behind him and that he’s changed. I just–I don’t think men like that can change. But mama thinks that everyone deserves a second chance, so I don’t know, maybe she’s right.

Beth: Chanel, I have something I need to tell you.

[Cell phone rings] Oh.

[Cell phone rings] Hello?

Shawn: Is this ms. Howard?

Beth: Yes, who’s this?

Shawn: This is shawn brady, acting commissioner of the salem pd. Listen, I need you to come down to the station right away.

Paulina: Julie, I’m so sorry that this happened. I know how much you love eli. We all do.

Tr: Paulina, I just heard about lani’s husband. How is he?

Paulina: He’s in recovery. Lani’s in with him now.

Tr: Is he awake?

Julie: Not as far as we know.

Abe: You must be…

Tr: Tr coates, lani’s father.

Julie: I didn’t know you were in the picture.

Tr: It’s a recent development, and you are?

Paulina: Tr, this is julie williams. This is eli’s grandmother, and this is mayor abraham carver.

Tr: The man lani thought was her dad.

Abe: Is her dad.

Tr: I appreciate you looking after my little girl. I don’t know how to thank you.

Abe: I don’t need your thanks. Being lani’s father is the greatest gift to my life. Lani will always be my daughter, and I’ll do my best to protect her, and to that end, I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to leave.

Lani: Eli, baby, baby, please don’t die. Eli, we need you. Please, please, eli, please.

Valerie: Okay, the o2 levels are dropping.

Lani: What is wrong with him? Kayla, what’s happening?

Kayla: Okay, I need you to back up, okay? Can we get a mask in here? Lani, please, give us some room. Can you go outside, please?

Valerie: Okay, she’s gonna go outside, but I’m staying right here–I gotta help.

Lani: Please, you have to save him, kayla.

Valerie: We’re gonna do everything. We’re gonna do everything, I promise you that, I promise you that. Migraine attacks?

[Soft music]

Allie: Hi, dupree, what are you doing here?

Chanel: I think I have good news. I think I just met the new celeste perrault.

Allie: What?

Chanel: Yeah, apparently tr gave another actress the part.

Allie: Okay, so what does this mean? I mean, are we off the hook? We don’t have to do the movie?

Chanel: Well, that’s what I’m hoping.

Allie: Well, if that’s true, that would be very good news.

[Timer dings] And you made it just in time ’cause I made snickerdoodles.

Chanel: Working even when you’re not.

Allie: There for my brother, will; they’re his favorite.

Chanel: It was nice to finally meet him. He’s a hottie.

Allie: Okay, remember he is the gay brother, the married gay brother.

Chanel: Oh, listen, I am done dating your family. And did you guys have fun catching up?

Allie: We did. Actually, we spent a lot of the time talking about you.

Shawn: I appreciate you coming down here, ms. Howard.

Beth: No problem. What’s this about?

Shawn: Well, as you may recall, detective price and I ran out of here earlier because there was a report of a shooting. Turns out, the victim was her husband, detective eli grant.

Beth: Oh, my god, what happened?

Shawn: He was shot by a local drug dealer.

Beth: That’s awful, but what does this have to do with me?

Shawn: Well, you were the last person to see him before the shooting, and I was hoping maybe you could shed some light as to why he was at the park.

Beth: All he said was that he had something to take care of and it wouldn’t be long, but then he never came back. Now I know why. His poor wife. She’s so young to be a widow.

Shawn: Detective grant is still alive. When I left the hospital, he was just getting out of surgery. I’m hoping soon he’ll be able to tell me what really went down.

Beth: Detective, keep him away from your wife and kids. He is the devil incarnate. Detective grant is alive. This changes everything, doesn’t it?

Abe: Didn’t you hear me? I asked you to leave.

Tr: Now, why would I do that? I’m family. Maybe you two don’t know this, but my daughter and i have already started to bond, so I’m sure she wouldn’t have a problem with me being here.

Abe: I do. I know what you did to paulina. And I am not comfortable having you around her, or my daughter, or my grandchildren.

Tr: Mr. Mayor, I completely understand your position and why you wouldn’t want me around. But I assure you I have changed. And I would really like to have a chance to be here for my daughter.

Julie: Lani, honey. How’s my grandson?

Lani: I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know how to–i don’t know. I don’t understand it. I–we were talking to him about what had happened, and then he started to say that–

Tr: Well, I can explain.

Lani: Explain what?

Kayla: All right, val, let’s give him one milligram of lorazepam.

Nurse: On it.

Valerie: Still seizing.

Kayla: Okay, we need to get him intubated here. Let’s start him on propofol. Stat. Move it, let’s move it.

Valerie: Readjust that.

Trelegy for copd.

Chanel: So I don’t know if I should be flattered or scared that you were talking to your brother about me.

Allie: Maybe a little bit of both.

Chanel: Okay, so did you tell him that we–

Allie: Slept together? Yes. I wanted him to hear it from me, and I also wanted his help.

Chanel: With what?

Allie: With figuring out what my feelings for you mean, if I’m gay.

Chanel: And what did he say?

Allie: Well, he said that he cannot answer that question for me, but he did tell me about his experience, and it was very helpful.

Chanel: How so?

Allie: Well, I thought a lot about it, and I understand now that my experience and will’s are different. Will was in the closet, and he used to sleep with women, even though he wasn’t really into it. And then when he came out and he really embraced who he was, you know, he realized he’s gay. I’m not, and I know that because I am definitely attracted to men, but I also know that I’m not completely straight because, clearly, I’m attracted to you.

Chanel: So that means…

Allie: Well, will thinks that I’m bisexual.

Chanel: And what do you think?

Allie: I think he might be right.

Shawn: Changes everything?

Beth: I just meant for a detective price. She still has her husband, thank god.

Shawn: Look, lani told me that you met with eli to discuss your relationship with tr coates.

Beth: Past relationship, and yes, that’s right.

Shawn: Well, can you tell me what was said during that meeting?

Beth: Sort of a private matter.

Shawn: Okay, I understand. All right, but someone shot and gravely injured one of my officers today. And it’s my job to find out what happened to him. Right, in order for me to do that, I need to gather as much information as possible.

Beth: I mean, I doubt anything I would say would be relevant.

Shawn: You’d be surprised ms. Howard, even if it’s the littlest thing, something that you would think that is completely unimportant, that might be what cracks this case wide open. So can you please tell me what you told detective grant? And don’t leave anything out.

Tr: Sorry, I didn’t mean to jump in like that.

Lani: What did you wanna explain?

Tr: Why I’m here. I read about what happened to eli.

Lani: Dad, I thought you said that you asked shawn not to release any information to the media.

Abe: I did. But every amateur reporter is on social media.

Lani: Yeah, I understand.

Tr: Look, lani, I didn’t mean to intrude. I mean, I know that we’ve just started to get to know one another, but I wanted to come and show my support if that’s all right with you.

Lani: It’s fine.

Julie: Can we get back to the subject of eli? You said that he was telling you about the shooting. What did he say?

Lani: He wasn’t awake. He was just murmuring things in his sleep. And then he got agitated, and then all these alarms started going off, and I don’t know. I think he had a seizure.

Julie: Oh, my god.

Lani: And then kayla asked me to leave, and valerie stayed in there to help out. But I don’t know, I don’t know. I don’t know what’s happening. I don’t know.

Paulina: Oh, come over here. Oh, baby, I’m so sorry. Everything’s gonna be all right, baby.

Lani: How is he?

Kayla: Eli had a seizure caused by a subdural hemorrhage. We were able to get that under control, but I’m afraid that he is now in a coma.

[Soft music]

Why do dermatologists

use dove bar at home?

Kayla: As all of you probably know, it’s impossible to predict when a patient will come out of a coma. We are just going to have to let eli’s body heal itself, and then we’ll see what happens.

Lani: Can I see him?

Kayla: Of course you can.

Lani: Dad, can you please call and check in with the sitter?

Abe: Oh, yeah, don’t worry about the twins at all. I’ll make sure they’re okay.

Lani: Okay, thank you.

Paulina: Julie, julie, julie honey, I think you better sit down. Sit down. Oh, my. Everything’s gonna be all right.

Shawn: What’s going on?

Julie: Eli’s in a coma, darling.

Shawn: Oh, grandma, I’m so sorry.

Julie: Did you find out anything about the shooting?

Shawn: I’d rather not discuss this information in front of a stranger.

Tr: I’m not a stranger. I’m lani’s father.

Shawn: You’re tr coates?

Tr: That’s right.

Shawn: Shawn brady, salem pd. You know, I just interviewed your ex-girlfriend beth howard.

Paulina: Beth? I just met her earlier today. That’s your ex?

Tr: We dated a year ago. It’s been over for a while.

Paulina: Well, shawn, but why did you need to speak with her?

Shawn: Eli had just left a meeting with ms. Howard before he went to the park.

Paulina: What was the meeting about?

Shawn: Well, he had some questions about her relationship with mr. Coates here.

Tr: That’s what I figured. You told me that you got clean years ago after going to prison. You swore that you weren’t using drugs and that you had never never raised your hand again to another woman since. Well, I wanted to verify your story. Eli, he offered to help dig, take a deep dive into your past to see if you were telling the truth. Now, what did this woman have to say about her relationship with mr. Coates?

Abe: Well, I’d like to hear the answer to that myself.

Chanel: So are you comfortable identifying as bisexual?

Allie: I think so. I mean, it feels right. Is that weird? I know you’re not big on labels.

Chanel: Oh, that’s just my personal choice, but I would never judge you.

Allie: Thanks. You know, it wasn’t until i talked to will that I realized how much pressure I’ve been putting on myself. You know, to choose, to decide one or the other, gay or straight. And now I know I don’t have to do that. You know, actually, what helped me is remembering what happened with your mom.

Chanel: My mom?

Allie: Yeah, remember when she found out we kissed?

Chanel: How could I forget?

Allie: And you explained to her that you’re not gay.

Chanel: Yeah.

Allie: That sometimes you kiss girls, and sometimes you kiss boys, and I guess so do I, but some people like me, might call ourselves bisexual, and then some people like you might not. And that’s okay. I don’t know. I’m still, like, processing all this, but just seeing myself through a new lens, starting to embrace who I am. I feel good, more at peace.

Chanel: I’m happy for you, horton.

Allie: I just wish that i could’ve figured out my sexual identity before I hurt tripp the way I did.

Chanel: You didn’t mean to.

Allie: It doesn’t make it any less painful. He asked me to marry him and then found out that we’d slept together behind his back.

Chanel: Yeah, do you think there’s any chance that you–

Allie: No, no, like I said yesterday, tripp made it very clear that we are over. He asked for his ring back. And now he’s asked for all of his stuff back.

Chanel: I did talk to him. I made a plea on your behalf, but he wouldn’t listen.

Thanks for trying, dupree. You’re a good friend.

Shawn: I spoke at great length with ms. Howard, and she had a lot to say.

Abe: And?

Shawn: Well, she confirmed that last year during her six-month relationship with mr. Coates, there was no physical violence, and he was sober during the entire time they were together.

Paulina: Well, I’m very relieved to hear that.

Julie: Did this woman know why eli went into the park, why he faced off with a drug dealer?

Shawn: No, no, he just said that he had something to take care of and he’d be back soon, nothing to indicate where he was going or why.

Abe: Well, looks like we won’t have a full picture until eli wakes up.

Valerie: Come on, baby, sweetheart, you gotta stop scaring your mama like this. Come back to me, please, eli, come back. Oh, baby.

[Soft music]

Oh, baby. It’s my 5:52 woke-up-like-this migraine medicine.

Chanel: We’re in the same boat, horton. A part of me still loves johnny, but there is zero chance that he and I are getting back together.

Allie: So before I realized I was bisexual, I couldn’t really imagine you and me, us together as a couple. And usually, I’ll be the first one to say that jumping into a new relationship right after an old one ends is a terrible idea, but you’re my best friend, chanel. We know everything about each other, and we obviously have feelings for each other. So I don’t know, now that we’re both single, maybe this is our chance to give us a shot, you know, see if we have a future.

Chanel: As a couple?

Allie: Yeah, unless that sounds crazy.

Chanel: Oh, it definitely sounds crazy. But I absolutely love it.

[Soft music]

Shawn: Grandma, what do you say we go down the chapel and say a prayer for eli?

Julie: That sounds wonderful.

Paulina: I hope you understand why I had eli look into you.

Tr: Of course. In fact, I’m glad you did ’cause now you know I’ve been telling the truth that I’m a changed man.

Paulina: Listen–

Tr: Paulina, I’m gonna be in salem for a while. So I have plenty of time to earn your trust, which I fully intend to do, but right now we have to put our issues aside and be here for lani.

Paulina: Eli is her whole world. If she and those sweet babies lose him…

[Tense music]

Lani: Eli, baby, I love you so much, and so do carver and jules. But you take as much time as you need to recover, okay? We’re gonna be fine. The kids will be fine, I will be fine, and you will, too. I know it. I just know it. You’re gonna be okay.

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