Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Will: How many is that?
Sonny: That’s, like–
Chad: Not enough!
Will and sonny: Hey!
Chad: What, the kiriakis can’t afford a home gym?
Sonny: Hey, what can we say? Times are tough.
Chad: When did you guys get in?
Will: A couple of days ago.
Chad: I’m sorry we couldn’t get together sooner. I was out of town.
Sonny: Yeah, we, uh, heard you found sarah horton.
Chad: Yeah, kristen had her this whole time. Abigail started asking questions and kristen grabbed her too.
Will: Are you freaking kidding me?
Chad: I wish I was. But we’re home, we’re safe.
Sonny: I mean, was it– was it scary on the, uh, dimera private island?
Chad: Yeah, but at least I wasn’t dealing with leo stark.
Leo: Oh. I thought you were asleep.
Craig: I was.
Leo: Well, come on. The night is young. And you’re not responding. Fine, take a nap. See if I care.
Craig: Baby, it’s been great, it’s just–we’ve been going all day. I need a break.
Leo: Can I help it if I can’t keep my hands off you?
Craig: Mm. I’m serious, leo. Come on. I’m not a spring chicken anymore. Besides, I’m hungry. Let me buy you some dinner, hmm?
Leo: Fine. But when we get back here, I’m having you for dessert.
Marlena: You’re loving this, aren’t you, you old bastard? Twenty-five years ago, you unlocked the gates of hell. And now that demon has my daughter. Well, john is on his way over here. We have defeated you before, and we will do it again.
Marlena: In here.
John: [Sighs] Oh, baby.
Marlena: I’m so glad you’re here.
John: Your message just said “emergency.” I was going out of my mind.
Marlena: I didn’t want to leave the information on the voice mail.
John: Okay, okay, so what’s going on?
Marlena: I think you better brace yourself.
Demon johnny: Why, auntie belle, you seem to be in a bit of a bind. Well, it’s a good thing this bed’s comfy. If things work out, you’re gonna be here for a while.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Brady: Come in.
Brady: You look tired.
Chloe: Ugh, I am. I haven’t really been sleeping very well lately, and I don’t think I will until I can get my dad out of leo’s clutches. Do you know that he called me today?
Brady: Your dad?
Chloe: Yeah. We spoke for over an hour, and he’s just furious.
Brady: Because we were trying to grill leo?
Chloe: Yeah, that, and also sending sonny and will to warn him about that creep.
Brady: Leo must’ve given him an earful.
Chloe: Yeah, and he bought it all. It’s just–it’s so crazy. I feel like I don’t know my own father anymore.
Brady: No, no, chloe, chloe. I mean, sooner or later your dad is gonna realize that you had his best interests at heart. Sonny and will are not giving up.
Chloe: I just wish I knew what this secret plan of theirs is. And hoping it doesn’t blow up in our faces–or my dad’S.
Chad: The-the-the thing that drove me craziest about leo is that nothing fazes him. I mean, I told him that I was straight, that I was married. That I got two kids. And then the guy still doesn’t take “no” for answer.
Sonny: No, that’s–that is leo, all right.
Chad: I wonder what his latest caper is. Because I know there is one.
Will: Uh, yeah. Yeah, there is.
Chad: You’ve heard from the little troll?
Sonny: Uh, worse. We’ve kind of seen him.
Will: Yeah, the little troll is back in town.
Marlena: The night of the exorcism, I thought you had freed me from the hell that I was going through. And that we would return to our lives and everything would be normal.
John: And it has.
Marlena: No, no, it hasn’T.
John: What are you talking about? And what the hell are we doing here anyway?
Marlena: John, this is where it happened.
John: This is where what happened?
Marlena: I came here looking for belle.
John: Why would belle be here anyway?
Marlena: No, but wait. Please, please. Let me explain, okay? I came in, and I was attacked.
John: What? Okay, stop right there. Let’s just slow this down and start from the beginning. Just tell me what happened.
Marlena: You didn’t vanquish the devil that night. The devil just left my soul and went into somebody else’S.
John: You’re kidding me.
Marlena: I wish I were. Because john, it went into our daughter.
John: Belle? Oh, no way. Doc, no, it can’t be. No.
Demon johnny: You know, I knew I wouldn’t have any problem conning that airhead susan banks into believing the devil’s got you. But what really impresses me is that I did the same thing to marlena. I mean, your own mother thinks you’re possessed. It’s glorious. And as long as you keep making like sleeping beauty, no one will ever be the wiser. The thing to work on now is well, what to do when– when you wake up. If. If you wake up. It’s my 5:52 woke-up-like-this migraine medicine.
Kayla: Ugh. I’m sorry I’m late.
Steve: Oh, it’s okay, baby. I already ordered for you.
Kayla: That’s sweet of you.
Steve: I’d better be sweet after the day you’ve had.
Steve: How’s eli doing?
Kayla: Well, we thought the surgery was a success, but he’s slipped into a coma.
Steve: Oh, man.
Kayla: Yeah. Steve, he’s got these two little toddlers, I just…
Steve: Have you seen lani?
Kayla: Yeah, yeah, of course. She’s there at the hospital with paulina and valerie, and julie’s there too, and you know, I just– they all love him so much.
Steve: I can’t believe a punk drug dealer shot a good cop in broad daylight.
[Sighs] Well, you need to eat. Let me get the waitress.
Kayla: No, no, no, not yet. You know, there’s something else. The board is pressuring me to fire marlena.
John: So belle was the one who attacked you?
Marlena: She attacked johnny too. John, when I looked at her, her eyes were glowing.
John: Where is she now?
Marlena: Upstairs. Tied up like I was. This is all my fault.
John: No, it’s not. No, it’s not, no, it’s not.
Marlena: Of course it is. The devil came after me. He wanted to control me completely, and when he couldn’t, he went after our baby.
John: No, no, you can’t blame yourself, honey, you can’T.
Marlena: Who else is–
John: Just-just-just give me a second, I-I-I gotta think about this because– something about this doesn’t make any sense here. I’ve spent far too much time with belle the night after the exorcism. I mean, I would have seen the signs.
Marlena: He knew that. He stayed away from you.
John: Okay, so why show himself now?
Marlena: Well, it wasn’t voluntary. Susan came back to town. She warned me about him.
John: And what did susan say?
Marlena: She came here looking for johnny. When she got here, she saw belle, and belle was wearing a coat with “666” on it.
John: No, I can’t buy it. I need to see belle for myself.
Marlena: You can’t talk to her, john. I’ve sedated her.
John: She’s alone?
Marlena: Well, no, no, johnny is with her. Johnny was the one who kept her from hurting me.
John: How’d he stop her?
Marlena: I’m afraid he knocked her unconscious.
John: Oh, my god.
Marlena: I know. I don’t know what would’ve happened if he hadn’t been here.
Demon johnny: Things would definitely go more smoothly if you never woke up. The good people of salem would want to believe that the devil died when you did. Yeah, I like it.
John: Johnny! What in the hell are you doing? Super emma just about sleeps in her cape.
Johnny: Grandpa john, hey!
John: You had both your hands around her neck.
Johnny: I–she was so quiet. I swear I was–I was just making sure she was still breathing.
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Just get away from her. Belle? Izzy b? Sweetheart, it’s daddy. I’m right here, honey. Your mom’s here too, sweetie. Where’s shawn? Does he know about this?
Marlena: No, not yet, I– I wanted to talk to you before I told him.
John: Okay, well now I know. She’s gonna need him.
Marlena: But john, it’s been a horrible day. Eli walked in on a drug bust. The dealer shot him. He’s critical.
John: Oh, I don’t even believe this.
Marlena: And shawn is in charge of the case. And somebody has to be there for julie.
John: He needs to know right now.
Johnny: We-we just thought, uh, you know, the fewer people that got wind of this, the better.
John: Well, you’re not calling the shots here. And we don’t know for sure she even is possessed.
Johnny: Did grandma tell you what she did?
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, kid. She told me. But before I accept the fact that we’re dealing with the devil again, I’m gonna make damn sure that belle’s behavior isn’t caused by something else.
Steve: And it’s bad enough the board wants marlena gone, but they’re asking you to fire her?
Craig: Uh, excuse me. I-I don’t mean to interrupt, but the board wants to fire marlena? Why would they do such a thing?
Steve: This is a private conversation.
Craig: I know.
Kayla: Craig? Craig wesley?
Craig: Good to see you again, kayla.
Kayla: Wow. Steve, you remember craig. He’s chloe’s dad.
Steve: Right, right, yeah. I’m sorry, it’s been a while.
Kayla: Well, steve and i are married now.
Craig: Oh, congratulations.
Kayla: Yeah. Um, well, listen, that’s so nice of you and nancy to come in to see chloe.
Craig: We’re um, we’re both here to see chloe. But we’re no longer together.
Kayla: I’m sorry, I–
Leo: Well, I’m not. I’m his new boyfriend.
Chad: You guys expect me to believe that-that chloe lane’s dad is-is not only gay all of a sudden, but he’s also dating leo stark?
Sonny: Look, we’re not putting you on, man. Okay, I wish we were, but chloe’s really upset.
Chad: Okay, why–then why doesn’t she just tell her dad that leo is a total sleaze?
Will: Well, she tried. And when he refused to believe her, she asked us to talk to him. Which we did.
Sonny: And that did not work, either.
Will: Yeah, apparently, dr. Wesley hasn’t been a perfect person, so he’s willing to be forgiving.
Chad: I don’t care what dr. Wesley’s rap sheet looks like; it can’t be nearly as bad as leo’S.
Sonny: Well, we have to do something, you know, but it– it’s not gonna be easy ’cause, you know, wesley hasn’t been out that long, and leo is very, um, attentive.
Chad: Okay. I don’t need the details. I know–I know very well all about leo’s attentiveness.
Will: That–exactly. Which is why we need your help.
Chad: Me? What can I do?
Brady: Look, sonny and will, they know leo better than anyone. So if sonny says he has a way to get your dad to see leo’s true colors, I believe him.
Chloe: I want to, but you didn’t hear my dad on the phone today. He said that he’s never been happier in his life than when he’s been with leo.
Brady: Yeah, I know a little something about the illusion of happiness. Remember theresa? Or kristen? But we sometimes, you just want to–want to believe something so badly that you almost will yourself to think it’s true.
Chloe: Tell me about it. You ignore all the warning bells in your brain because you wanna believe the fairy tale.
Brady: Mm-hmm. And sometimes, the worst part is that the real thing is staring at you right in the face.
Chloe: And you don’t recognize it. I was on an antidepressant,
Kayla: The two of you are dating?
Leo: Oh, it’s more than that. We’re in love, aren’t we?
Craig: I know I am.
Steve: I’m sorry if i don’t say congratulations. I still remember what you did to my sister’s son.
Kayla: And my nephew, will.
Leo: Okay, look, I-I read about what happened to poor adrienne and–
Steve: Oh, no, no. No, you don’T. Don’t you dare talk about my sister.
Leo: Whoa. Touchy much?
Craig: Let me take care of this. Look, leo is a changed man. You have my word on that.
Kayla: You know, it was nice running into you, craig.
Craig: Kayla, just–about this marlena thing, being fired from the board. Why would they do that? I mean, she’s one of the most distinguished psychiatrists in the country.
Leo: But being possessed by the devil– gotta be a game changer. What, I-I read about it in the “intruder.” I have nothing but respect for the woman. That marlena devil is one fierce bitch.
Marlena: John. I know you hate this, but… she’s definitely possessed.
Johnny: She’s right, I– I saw those-those weird eyes, and–well, if that’s not proof, I don’t know what is. Very scary.
John: Yeah, well, I want to see for myself.
Oh, my god.
Marlena: What are we going to do?
John: I’ve been trying to get a hold of eric, but he’s not getting back, so. If there’s gonna be another exorcism here, I’m gonna have to perform it myself.
Johnny: You’re-you’re not really a priest.
John: The priesthood did not save marlena all those years ago. It was our love for one another. And now that same love is what’s gonna have to save our child.
Kayla: You shouldn’t believe everything you read in the “intruder.”
Leo: So they just made it up? Salem’s top shrink didn’t really go on a demonic rampage? Well, I hope the woman sues for libel in that case.
Kayla: I didn’t say they made it up.
Leo: Hmm, you kinda did.
Steve: Okay, that’s enough. Marlena and john are very close friends of ours. We’re not gonna discuss something you read about them in a tabloid.
Leo: Okay, okay. I’m-I’m sorry if I hit a nerve.
Craig: Kayla, I think it’s quite admirable how– how you’re sticking by your friend and colleague, but I just remember how tough the board could be when I was chief of staff.
Kayla: Thank you.
Leo: Mm-hmm, yes. Thank you, craig. For smoothing over an awkward situation like only you can. Isn’t he charming and adorable? Right. Well, though this convo has been a barrel of monkeys, we have got to get going. I just called the pub. Our table is ready, and they’re gonna have your dirty martini waiting.
Craig: That’s wonderful. Maybe we could all get together sometime?
Leo: Ooh! A double date, I love it! And I promise, the topic of old beelzebub will not come up. We can stick to global extinction crisis. Did you know that 22 animals and one plant can now be considered extinct and removed from the endangered species list?
Craig: Leo likes to read the scientific journals a lot these days.
Leo: So our date. How does this weekend look by you guys? If you don’t mind a little bit of a schlep, I was thinking we can go to my favorite french restaurant in chicago, pierrot gourmet. The confit de canard, superb.
Kayla: Well, you know, steve and I are really so busy right now. I–we’d have to check our calendars.
Craig: Okay, well, um, some other time.
Leo: Ta-ta. A bientT.
Kayla: I guess what my mom used to say is true.
Steve: What’s that?
Kayla: There’s a lid for every pot.
Sonny: Craig isn’t gonna believe a word we have to say about leo. I mean, he won’t even listen to his own daughter. So we have to show him with his own eyes what a degenerate this guy is.
Chad: Okay. How do I fit in?
Sonny: Uh, well, if there’s one thing that leo likes as much as money, maybe more, it’s sex.
Will: Yeah, leo’s probably a sex addict. Which is a real thing. There is a 12-step program, so we read.
Chad: Okay, okay, but we’re not gonna get leo to go through those 12 steps or any other 12 steps for that matter, so why do we care?
Sonny: Because we have to understand this guy’s weaknesses if we’re gonna exploit them.
Chad: And how do you propose we do that?
Sonny: Uh, well, we thought we would offer leo two of his biggest temptations– sex and money– in one great-looking package. Migraine attacks?
Steve: I can’t believe that a man that age, a doctor, no less, would fall for a creep like leo stark.
Kayla: Yeah, it’s baffling.
Steve: I mean, even when the guy was babbling on and on, embarrassing himself, wesley just looked at him adoringly.
Kayla: No, I don’t–I don’t think that he was looking at him adoringly. I think that craig was, uh, you know, embarrassed about leo’s behavior.
Steve: That’s not what I saw. He seemed head over heels to me. I mean, oh man, I think he’s brave coming out at this point in his life. But to choose a guy like that?
Kayla: Yeah, it does seem like not a great match.
Steve: That’s an understatement.
Kayla: Listen, next time, please, please tell me to keep my voice down when I’m talking about work.
Steve: So craig overheard us. It’s no big deal.
Kayla: No, you don’t understand. I heard that craig pulled every dirty trick in the book to steal the chief of staff job away from mike horton.
Steve: You’re not worried that craig might come after your job, are you?
Kayla: No, but I don’t put anything past him. Especially now that he’s hooked up with a con man like leo stark.
Craig: I just can’t stop thinking about the board wanting to fire marlena.
Leo: A legend who turned into a complete monster, complete with glowing eyeballs and fangs.
Leo: That’s what some people are saying.
Craig: Yeah, well, whatever they’re saying, she’s highly respected. Like you said, a legend.
Leo: Well, people are fickle. You’re in like flynn one minute. The next, you can’t get arrested. Cancel culture and all that.
Craig: Yeah, you’re right about that.
Leo: Ooh, I think you should get a big steak and some home fried potatoes.
Craig: Yeah? And then I’d have to double up on my cholesterol meds.
Leo: You’ll work it all off once we get back to the hotel. I will see to that.
Craig: You will, won’t you? You’re too much.
Leo: You love it.
Craig: I do. And I love you.
Craig: I just wish chloe would find a way to accept us.
Leo: She’ll come around. Let’s get you that martini.
Chloe: I don’t know if I’ve said this already, but thank you.
Brady: For what?
Chloe: For being my friend and being my sounding board through all of this.
Brady: You don’t have to thank me for that.
Chloe: Sure I do. I mean, none of this mess is your problem. And you know you can bail any time you want to, right?
Brady: Oh, thank you. I will never do that. How many personal dramas have you seen me through?
Chloe: I don’t feel like it’s that many.
Brady: [Laughs] All right, why don’t we go back to last summer when I just got out of the hospital? What did you do? You ran the office. You took care of me. You-you spent time with rachel. Who adores you, by the way.
Chloe: Well, I’m-I’m pretty crazy about her as well. And I’ll always be here for you.
Brady: I don’t know what I did to deserve having you come back into my life the way you have, but I’m so grateful that you have. Hey. How-how was san francisco?
John: Oh, hey, sorry, kids. I can’t talk about it right now.
Johnny: Where’s grandpa john?
Marlena: He went home to get what he needs for the exorcism.
Johnny: Who knew that stuff would keep coming in handy, huh? Uh, sorry. Bad-bad joke.
Marlena: I’m not really in a jokey mood. I’m a little concerned about her.
Johnny: Me too. I still can’t get over seeing her that way, you know? What she was capable of with the devil inside her.
Marlena: We have to get her back.
Johnny: I just hope grandpa john’s able to save her soul before it’s too late.
Is now a good time
for a flare-up?
Brady: Hey, dad, is everything okay?
John: Yeah, yeah. Everything’s fine. Just working on a case here. Here to pick up some stuff. You have yourself a good night now, okay?
Chloe: Okay, good night.
Brady: Well, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t telling me the truth.
Chloe: I don’t think so, either.
Brady: Oh, what now?
Chloe: Uh, I don’t know, but maybe don’t borrow trouble, okay?
Brady: Okay. Hey, just before my dad came in, I hope you don’t think that I was coming onto you. I-I–you know how I feel about you, but I also know that you are hung up on philip and I…
Chloe: Maybe I’m not?
Brady: Not what?
Chloe: Still hung up on philip. I mean, I hope that he’s okay, wherever he is, but, uh, I think it might be time for me to let him go.
Leo: Another martini?
Craig: Mm-mm. Dinner will be here shortly.
Leo: You’ve been kind of quiet. Thinking about chloe?
Craig: Yeah, I have. She’s my daughter.
Leo: I wish she would give me a chance to prove how much I love you.
Leo: What, what is it?
Craig: It’s a text from one of my friends at the hospital. “Hey, craig. Just to let you know, nancy’s been in touch with me and various others at the hospital, informing us that you’re getting divorced. She’s also told us the reason.”
Leo: Why would she do that?
Craig: Maybe she’s hurt, angry, wants sympathy. Which I can understand, it’s– gonna be a problem for us. For me, I mean. The hospital, she’s beloved there. They-they–she organizes the volunteers, she does the fundraising. They love her there. She’s great at that stuff. If anybody thinks that I treated her poorly, my career could take a hit. They could fire me for this.
Leo: They cannot fire you for being gay.
Craig: I know. But it could freeze me out of important social circles, which could end my career.
Leo: So who says we have to go back to new york?
Craig: I do. That’s where my career is.
Leo: But you said it started here in salem. And you said it was a promising start.
Craig: I did.
Leo: So what if you come back? Pick up where you left off?
Chad: Okay. So if I’m understanding you correctly, then you want to offer leo a chance at more money and better sex than he’s getting from chloe’s dad?
Chad: Okay, so how do you, uh, propose we do that then? Hire someone and have him pretend to a be a rich guy who’s hot for leo?
Will: No. He-he would be on to that in a second, he’s not dumb. He would recognize a fellow prostitute or con man.
Sonny: Yeah, no, will’s right. This–this guy has to be the real deal.
Chad: Oh, that’s gonna be pretty hard to find, right?
Sonny: Mm, maybe not.
Johnny: You have to take care of yourself, grandma.
Marlena: No, I’m fine.
Johnny: I haven’t seen you eat anything. Why don’t you go down to the kitchen? Find something to eat.
Marlena: I’m not hungry. And I’m not leaving her until john gets back.
Demon johnny: Maybe I should just get rid of marlena right now. She’s starting to bore me. It’d be easy. I could blame it on belle. Tell john that belle broke free of the restraints and strangled her poor old mother. I tried to help her, of course, but there was nothing I could do.
Marlena: Oh. Thank god you’re here. Did you get what you wanted?
Johnny: I’ll-I’ll do anything I can to help.
John: Well, the best thing you can right now, johnny, is just leave us alone.
Johnny: You just said belle needs people around who love her.
John: I’m not asking you to leave because you’re annoying. I’m telling you that you have to leave because I don’t want the devil making you his next host.
Johnny: Yeah, well, I’m not afraid. Belle is my cool aunt. I love her.
Marlena: That’s very sweet of you, but john is right. The fewer people in this room, the better.
Johnny: What if–what if i just stand way over there?
John: Why don’t you just go downstairs and wait for us.
Johnny: I can’t do anything to change your guys’ minds, huh?
Marlena: Well, I’ve never actually seen this done before. I’ve only been on the receiving end. Just tell me what you’d like me to do.
John: Okay, I will. I want you to leave the room, too, doc.
Demon johnn: If I’m not there when the ritual starts, john is gonna find out that belle’s not possessed. Marlena evans and that ersatz priest husband of hers are gonna figure out the truth. I’ve got to do something to get back up in that room. Of course.
Johnny: Uncle shawn. It’s me, johnny. Look, can-can you come over to my house right away? Something’s happened to aunt belle.
Brady: You’re really ready to give up on philip?
Chloe: Well, sometimes I– I think that we just have to face the reality. And the reality is, I don’t know where he is or when he’s coming back. Or if he’s coming back. You know, I think I just have to accept that maybe he’s dead. And I don’t know who got to him or why. Maybe it was kristen because she escaped around that time, but– I just, I know it wasn’t you.
Brady: Thank god.
Chloe: And I’m tired of living my life in limbo.
Brady: You’ve had so much to deal with lately.
Chloe: I-I know. But that’s what has made me think of this. I think about my dad and how he’s lived his entire life in denial. And if he would have just been honest with himself and my mom a lot sooner… you know, I don’t wanna live like that, I– I don’t live–want to live a life where I deny what I– what I feel for you.
Brady: Really? Do you have any idea how long I’ve been waiting for you to say those words? Chloe, I just–I need to know that you’re sure about it.
Chloe: You have been so patient and gentle with me.
Brady: Oh come on.
Chloe: No, it’s true, brady. It’s true, I think– I think it’s always been you.
Brady: Hallelujah. Come here.
Craig: I love new york, leo. It’s the land of opportunity. The pace, the diversity, it’s what I thrive on. I mean, why would I want to leave that to come back to the sticks?
Leo: So it’s a small pond. You’d be the big handsome fish.
Craig: And do what? Hang out a shingle so I could try and build a practice at my age?
Leo: You heard what kayla johnson said. The board wants her to can dr. Devil, and she doesn’t have the guts to do it.
Craig: What does that have to do with me?
Leo: Babe, you’re not seeing the big picture. If kayla stands her ground, her job could be in trouble.
Craig: Ah, now I hear what you’re saying.
Leo: If we play our cards right, you could be dr. Craig wesley, the once and future chief of staff at salem university hospital.
Chad: Leo is a creep.
Sonny: Uh, right.
Chad: Okay, so how are you gonna some real deal guy to come on to him?
Sonny: Well, it-it would have to be somebody who, you know, leo’s already expressed interest in. You know, somebody who wouldn’t have to sell himself.
Chad: Why are you guys looking at me like that? What do you want me to do?
Will: Something along the lines of making leo’s wildest dreams come true.
Chad: How am I supposed to do that?
Sonny: By going to bed with him.