Days Transcript Monday, March 21, 2022

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Sonny: Uh, right.

Will: Mm-hmm.

Chad: Okay, so how are you gonna get some real deal guy to come on to him?

Sonny: Well, 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 comes true.

Chad: And how am I supposed to do that?

Sonny: By going to bed with him.

Will: He’s thinking about it.

Chad: Thinking–thinking– thinking it over. How about plan b?

Sonny: Uh, what’s plan b?

Chad: I shoot him in cold blood in horton town square. That way, I can spend the rest of my life in prison, which will be vastly better than what you two are offering.

Will: All right, come on. You were in a bed with him in phoenix. That didn’t kill you.

Chad: You know the james bond movie when he wakes up with a tarantula next to his pillow? That was better than waking up next to him. My eyes! My eyes!

Sonny: You said you’d help us.

Chad: That was before the two of you were out of your ever-loving minds!

Craig: So you want me to go after kayla johnson’s job?

Leo: You’d be great at it.

Craig: Yeah, well, so is she.

Leo: Babe, think about it. You just said that because of nancy’s big mouth, you’re probably gonna lose your job in new york.

Craig: Okay. We’re gonna establish some ground rules right now. We do not trash nancy. We just don’T.

Leo: She’s trying to get you fired.

Craig: She is in pain, a lot of pain.

Leo: Well, I’m sorry, but I think she’s overreacting horribly to this turn of events.

Craig: Oh, well, her overreacting must really bother you, you being so buttoned down and everything.

Leo: Well, I’m sorry, I don’t mean to start a fight. I’m thinking about you. Craig, you know I would be happy to spend the rest of my life alone with you on a desert island. But your work is central to who you are. You’re a healer.

Craig: [Sighs] I can be a healer without taking kayla’s job.

Leo: You wouldn’t be taking it. If she refuses to fire dr. Beelzebub evans, she’d be losing it on her own. And as that was your former job, it’d be like “once more into the breach.” Craig. You can’t fight this. It’s fate.

Kayla: And I’m telling you that dr. Evans is completely recovered and fully competent. You know, I’m on duty right now. Do you think that we could talk about this in the morning? Mr. Hartley, I think you know me well enough to know that I do not take well to threats. Good night.



Abigail: Aunt kayla? Are you all right?

Kayla: Ah, abigail, yes. I thought I got off that stupid island that I would come back here to a little bit of sanity.

Abigail: I heard–I heard you talking about marlena.

Kayla: Yeah. It turns out that the board, egged on by their chairman, mr. Burns, is trying to get her fired. That woman has been through so much.

Marlena: You want me to leave?

John: You have to. So please, doc, just you go on downstairs and stay with johnny until this is all over.

Marlena: Belle is my daughter. There’s no way that I would leave her at a time like this.

John: Would you think about this? We now know that when eric performed the exorcism, yeah, he drove the devil out of you, but it took over belle because she was in the room. Now, he’s come after you twice. I don’t want to give him a third chance.

Marlena: Why do you think that he would try again?

John: I know that he won’t if you’re not here. The only way I can be sure the devil is really gone is if no one else is in this room.

Marlena: What about you? What if he decides to make you his next host?

[Ominous music]

[Phone line trilling]

Johnny: Uncle shawn. It’s me, johnny. Look, can you come over to my house right away? Something’s happened to aunt belle. No, no. No, I– look, I can’t say any more over the phone. Just get here as fast as you can. Okay. I’ll see you soon.

[Eerie music]

Demon johnny: Haul ass, shawn. You’re gonna get me into that room, so help you. I can’t have them figuring out that their precious belle isn’t the problem. I am.

[Eerie music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Sonny: Look, it’s not that we don’t understand you might have some, um, reservations about the plan.

Chad: Sonny, sonny, reservations isn’t quite strong enough for how I feel about it. Try repulsion. Repugnance. Abject horror.

Will: I don’t think he wants to do it.

Chad: Look, I’ve–I’ve heard you both go on hour-long rants about leo and now you want me to make his “dreams come true?” I thought we were friends. Now, you want me to do– to do that for chloe’s father, who I barely know, so he doesn’t have a rude awakening?

Sonny: Okay, okay, how about we just talk about what–what, um, doing that actually entails.

Chad: For god’s sakes, I don’t need the details.

Sonny: When we say “go to bed with him,” that is what we mean, but that’s all we mean.

Will: Chad. Don’t worry. Your virtue is safe with us.

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Leo: Craig, I’m sorry. Upon reflection, I see that I have been unfair to nancy. Yes, she has been possessive, aggressive, vindictive–

Craig: Is this you being fair to her?

Leo: But if I stop and put myself in her sling heels, I see that even I might react badly if I ever– lost you. I can’t even bear to think about it.

Craig: Well, I don’t think you need to worry about that.

Leo: And another thing. While you know that I am not really a religious person, I am deeply, deeply spiritual, and I believe that everything happens for a reason. Think about it. At the very moment that nancy is trying to sabotage your career in new york, the devil herself sends university hospital into a tailspin. It’s like some higher power wants–no, needs you to be the new chief of staff. Think about it. This could be the start of a whole new life for us.

John: Well, doc, you see, if I’m performing this exorcism, I’m gonna have god’s protection.

Marlena: Are you sure? You’re not even a priest, john. Technically, you never were.

John: But I know what I’m doing. And I believe in what I’m doing, and I’m doing this for my daughter.

Marlena: Belle’s my daughter too. Whenever two or more of you are gathered in his name, love is the only thing that will defeat this devil. Together we are stronger. I’m not leaving here.

Shawn: All right, where’s belle? Why couldn’t you tell me what’s wrong on the phone?

Johnny: There’s no good way to say this, uncle shawn. Aunt belle’s possessed. Migraine attacks?

Chad: I know my virtue is safe because I’m not doing it. Did it ever occur to you that maybe leo and craig should be together? That maybe leo actually does love him?

Will: Okay, leo’s not capable of love. In order to love, you need to have a heart, and he does not.

Sonny: Yeah. Okay. Do you remember him back in phoenix? He’s a mercenary, a narcissist who just throws himself at men with money.

Will: Exactly. In fact, I’m surprised he settled for craig. I mean, sure, he’s well off, but not by leo’s standards. And he’s good-looking, but he’s old enough to be leo’s father. What he really likes are young men with family money, with lots of family money.

Sonny: Yeah, I’m sorry to break it to you, chad, but it wasn’t just your inner beauty that leo was attracted to.

Chad: Oh, I thought it was true love.

Will: And, listen, don’t you see that with your looks and the dimera money, all you have to do is just crook your little finger and he’d be putty in your hands. Maybe I–maybe I should’ve put it differently.

Chad: I am not saying that I couldn’t do it. I am saying that I won’T.

Sonny: Okay, again, you didn’t let us finish. Because you will not have to do anything. The minute you two are horizontal, we’re gonna send craig in.

Will: Yeah, like the cavalry.

Chad: Well, I am sorry, “send craig in?” What, am I supposed to have an audience now too?

Sonny: Craig needs to know the truth about leo, okay? And one picture is worth a thousand words.

Chad: It is not my responsibility to open his eyes. I am sorry, but bottom line is craig’s bad boyfriend is not my problem! All right, there’s not one reason why I should do this for him.

Will: Okay. Okay. Chad, I’m not asking you to do this for wesley. I’m asking you to do this for sonny.

Leo: Oh, oh, oh! Light bulb over my head! Once you are the new chief of staff, put me in charge of hr. I am such a people person. I’d be great at it, and I could be your right-hand man, your enforcer.

Craig: [Laughs] Okay. I don’t know how to put this, but you don’t know what you’re talking about, how grueling that job can be. Chief of staff gets blamed for everything and thanked for nothing.

Leo: So are you saying the chief of staff job in new york was any better?

Craig: No. Worse. All the pressure and crazy times a hundred, just like everything else in new york.

Leo: I thought you loved your job.

Craig: I do, certain aspects, like the paycheck.

Leo: Being the boss?

Craig: Yes, and, well, helping people.

Leo: You could help people here. God knows salem needs help.

Craig: I am not going to help people by taking away someone else’s job. The last time I did that, I ended up with psycho nurses and seth burns.

Leo: Who? What?

Craig: Don’t ask. It’s like I told you, when I found out that chloe was my daughter, and then when joy was born and chloe got the bone marrow to save her life, I– I realized at that time that I didn’t want to be a money-grubbing, social-climbing weasel.

Leo: But you wouldn’T.

Craig: Are you– why are you pushing this?

Leo: I’m not!

Craig: Yes, you are! Is that what you want me to be? Is it? A money-grubbing, social-climbing weasel? Was I wrong, leo, about you wanting to change?


Abigail: So, how’s sarah?

Kayla: We are still waiting for her test results to come back before we can plan the next step.

Abigail: I don’t suppose she’s allowed visitors?

Kayla: No. I’m sorry. She’s pretty fragile. She’s extremely angry that she’s hospitalized against her will. And I’m afraid she will see you as a stranger at best, or enemy at worst.

Abigail: Well, I understand why she wouldn’t want to see me. I guess–I guess I was just hoping to ease my conscience.

Kayla: How would sarah have anything to do with your conscience?

Abigail: If I hadn’t gone after gwen with that syringe and left it lying there, kristen would’ve never been able to give her the drug and none of this would’ve ever happened.

Shawn: No, I know what susan said, all right, but I would’ve known, all right? I would’ve at least sensed it.

Johnny: Uncle shawn, I’m sorry. I saw her myself. And I wasn’t the only one.

Shawn: Tell me.

Johnny: Well, she attacked my grandma, marlena. She–she had the glowing eyes, the voice. Just like we saw at the exorcism. And I had to hit her over the head to stop her. Honestly, I think she would’ve killed my grandma if I hadn’T.

Shawn: Okay, where is she?

Johnny: She’s upstairs with grandpa john and grandma marlena. They’re about to perform an exorcism. You can’t go up.

Shawn: Why the hell not?

Johnny: Because grandpa john laid down the law. He said the fewer people that were up there the safer it’d be. I just– I thought you should know.

Shawn: Yeah, you’re damn right I should know.

Johnny: I’m really sorry. I–I feel terrible.

Shawn: Yeah? Well, you should feel terrible because this is all your fault, johnny.

Belle: [Groans]

Marlena: I’m right here, darling.

Belle: John.

Marlena: John, you– you mean your dad.

John: I’m right here, izzy.

Belle: No, not john. Johnny.

Marlena: Did she just say “johnny?” It’s my 5:52 woke-up-like-this migraine medicine.

Sonny: Will, don’T.

Will: I’m sorry, I– I have to. It took sonny a long time to get over what leo did to him. He was humiliated, he was betrayed by that little worm. And he did get over it. But then he found out that he’s doing it someone else. And chad, he can’t sleep. I know he tries to hide it, but this eating him up inside.

[Soft dramatic music]

Sonny: I’ll admit it, it’s true. When that disgusting creep caught us trying to warn craig, he said, “nice try, bitches.” He smiled, you know, smirked right at me. And then it hit me. He liked that we were trying to stop him. It turned him on to have me watch what he did to me and to do it with another man. I have to stop him.

Chad: Oh, sonny. This doesn’t sound like it is about wesley at all. This sounds like it is about revenge. Why didn’t you just say that?

Sonny: [Laughs] So you’re in?

Chad: I am a dimera. We invented revenge. Okay? But you, you owe me. You understand me? You owe me.

Sonny: I know, I know.

Chad: And I don’t even know if this is gonna work, okay? Sure, yes, I am irresistible. But leo knows that I am straight and that I am married and that I really love my wife.

Will: Well, that is where abigail comes in.

Kayla: Abigail, do you really think that sarah is here because you didn’t get rid of the syringe?

Abigail: Well–

Kayla: I have something to tell you. Kristen dimera kidnapped sarah because she wanted to save her own butt. And if she hadn’t found that syringe, she would’ve taken her out with a baseball bat or something. No, this is ridiculous. You cannot feel guilty about this.

Abigail: But I am the person who got the drug from dr. Rolf.

Kayla: In order to get to gwen, a woman who poisoned you, publicly humiliated your father, ruined your marriage or at least tried to, to get her to tell the truth. So here’s a news flash for you. You couldn’t do it because you are a good person.

Abigail: No, I couldn’t do it because of gabby.

Kayla: Well, that’s just details. Just details. How about this? The day that kristen dimera repents and atones for her sins, that’s the day that you can feel guilty about this.

Abigail: Okay.

Kayla: Okay. And, listen, thanks to you, we have some idea about what’s in that syringe, and that’s going to help sarah. So this is not your fault. End of discussion.

Leo: I have changed. I am a new man since I met you, craig wesley. But this isn’t about me. It’s about you, your career, and most of all, the good people of this town. Do you have any idea the terror kayla unleashed on the patients at that hospital because the devil was in their midst and she looked the other way? I mean, according to “the intruder,” kayla basically let the devil run amok in the icu where he–she–they woke up a crazy coma patient named jan spears and sicced her on marlena’s own daughter. You can’t make this stuff up.

Craig: I don’t think you can blame kayla for not knowing marlena was possessed by the devil. She’s not the only one that was tricked.

Leo: Oh, honey, there is so much more you don’t know.

Johnny: My fault? How is this my fault?

Shawn: It’s you and your– your damn movie, all right? The devil would’ve never come back if you hadn’t dared it to. Oh, god. You know what? Look, I’m sorry. All right, you know what? This is exactly what he wants. He wants to turn us against each other.

Johnny: It certainly is.

Shawn: Look, I–I’m just– I’m just angry with myself. ‘Cause your grandmother, she warned me and I just– I didn’t want to listen.

Johnny: It’s–I mean, it’s all just so hard to believe, you know?

Shawn: Well, you have to believe in him to get rid of him. But I don’t care what john says. I need to be with belle, I need to see her.

Johnny: Okay. She’s upstairs.

Shawn: All right.

[Eerie music]

Belle: Johnny.

Marlena: Yes. Yes, he was here. Honey, we’re all here for you.

Belle: It’s him. It’s him.

John: What’d she say?

Shawn: What the hell?

John: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you doing here?

Johnny: I’m sorry. Look, I called him. I know you said you didn’t want him here, but he has a right to know.

John: Damn it, I told you no one else could be in this room. Shawn. We’re gonna do an exorcism, but we need to make sure that if it works, the devil just doesn’t take over another person in this room.

Shawn: I’m not just another person; I’m her husband.

Marlena: No one was trying to exclude you, shawn.

Shawn: Yeah, well, it sure seems that way. Belle? Belle, I’m here. Come on, belle, say something.

Demon belle: Damn it! Would you stop calling me belle?

Kayla: I’m sorry. Sometimes when I get too tired and too mad, I overstate my case. And I didn’t mean to sound so imperious back there.

Abigail: No, you didn’t at all. No, you’re just trying to make me feel better, and you did.

Kayla: Well, then I did something good today.


Abigail: You know, earlier, I heard you talking about marlena’s job. Would it be helpful if we ran an editorial in the paper?

Kayla: No, I think that would just inflame things. I think–I just–I think I need to calm down and I need to convince the board that this is all gonna blow over in time.

Abigail: I heard you say something about threats.

Kayla: Apparently, seth burns said that my job was on the line. I’ll tell you something. The way I feel right now, if somebody wants this damn job, they can have it.

Leo: You have no idea how university hospital has fallen since you left. Babies switched at birth and sold to the highest bidder. Ever hear of security, dr. Johnson? Background checks? Moving out of the nursery, live patients declared dead.

Craig: I wish I could say that was something new.

Leo: Speaking of dead, our waitress appears to have given up the ghost. Garconess! Un autre, s’il vous plait. Where was I? Oh, yes, university hospital, the kayla johnson administration. Homicidal doctors and vip lab space handed over to stefano dimera’s mad scientist, and, from what I am told, some very, very rude candy stripers. I’m sorry, craig, but it is your duty to take over as the new chief of staff. The sick and dying of salem need you.

Kayla: I’m sorry, but I need to get back to work.

Abigail: Oh, yeah.

Kayla: I will keep you posted about sarah, all right?

Abigail: Thank you.

Kayla: And don’t worry, she’s in good hands.

Abigail: I know that. And thanks for listening to me.

Kayla: Oh, gosh, any time. I mean it. All right, I’ll see you later.

Abigail: Bye.

[Phone ringing] Hey, what’s up? I’m on my way home.

Chad: I’m not–I’m not there. I’m with will and sonny at the kiriakis place. Would you mind meeting us here?

Abigail: Yeah. What’s going on?

Chad: Eh, it’s complicated. I’ll fill you in when you get here.

Shawn: Oh, my god, belle.

Demon belle: Don’t you say that to me.

Shawn: How long has she been like this?

Marlena: Since the exorcism.

Demon belle: Did you really think it would be that easy to get rid of me?

Shawn; no, I would’ve known.

Demon belle: I didn’t want you to. I was incognito so you wouldn’t interfere with my work.

John: What work?

Demon belle: I turned myself into ej at the courthouse and stuck my tongue down abigail’s throat. And my, wasn’t that a delicious treat.

[Eerie music]

We hit the bike trails every weekend

Johnny: I knew my dad wouldn’t do anything that stupid–right in the middle of his trial, just before my uncle chad was about to testify. You turned him against my father! Why?

Marlena: To destroy love. To tear families apart. To turn brother against brother.

Demon belle: Oh, marlena. You know me so well.

Johnny: Damn you!

John: No, johnny! No! No! It’s not belle!

Marlena: Belle! Belle!

John: It’s not–it’s not– damn it, stop!

Abigail: Mm-hmm. You know, I got to say, when you asked me to come over here, I just thought we’d be catching up with old friends. It just–it didn’t occur to me that all, uh, three of you were gonna ask me to sign off on my husband getting into bed with another man.

Chad: Yeah, it’s extreme.

Abigail: But you’re okay with this?

Chad: Well, I do not want to do this.

Abigail: Okay, that’s–that’s really very good for me to hear. Um–

Chad: But leo’s done some bad stuff and he’s dead set on doing it more, so–

Abigail: So it’s a far, far better thing you do, huh?

Chad: It’s your call.

Abigail: Hmm. Well, I guess I’d still be on lunatic island if it weren’t for you, so where do we start?

Chad: Well, as you might’ve guessed, I would like to get this over asap.

Will: Yes. Oh– I will call the inn.

[Phone line trilling] Hello, I would like dr. Craig wesley’s room please. Or maybe it’s under the name leo stark. Oh, right, okay. I’ll call back. They are out for the evening.

Chad: Well, they have to come home sometime. And when they do, abby and I will be waiting for them.

Leo: And think about it, what’s left for you in new york anyway? Parker and joy are away at school, and the two adults who love you most in the world, me and chloe, we’re right here.

Craig: Yeah. How do I put this delicately? You’re not the most popular person here.

Leo: Well, it matters to me not that I am liked so long as I am loved. Well, that was profound, don’t you think?

Craig: It was your depth that attracted me in the first place.

Leo: Don’t I know it.

Craig: Guess it would be nice to live closer to chloe. And I guess if they are gonna get rid of kayla anyway, I could just put my hat in the ring.

Leo: Unless there’s someone on the board who remembers the work you did. They could put your hat in the ring for you.

Craig: Maybe you’re right. Wonder where seth burns is.

Leo: This calls for tiramisu.

John: It’s not belle, kid.

Shawn: You’re not helping, you know.

Johnny: I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I just– what she said.

Marlena: It was very upsetting. But it wasn’t belle. It was him.

John: Now do you understand why I didn’t want anyone else in this room?

Shawn: I’m staying. Belle’s my wife.

Marlena: John, you know how I feel about this. The more people in this room that love her, the better.

John: No. Because if there are people in this room, we’ll never know for sure if the devil is really gone.

Johnny: You know what? I just got an idea. We treat our faces to the best skin care.

Will: All right. One, two.

[Both groaning] I wonder if leo’s taking the bait.

Sonny: There’s not much we can do now until chad and abigail have told us they’ve set the stage. I guess that means we’re done with our workout.

Will: Well, not necessarily.

Chad: Well, a night all alone and we’re doing this.

Abigail: Well, this was not my idea.

Chad: Here he comes.

Abigail: Okay, here we go.

[Clears throat] You’re never– you never listen to me!

Chad: Yes, I do!

Abigail: Okay, well, then what did I just say?

Chad: I–I don’t know. I can’t quote verbatim, but I’m sure it had something to do with how unhappy you are and how it’s always my fault, because that’s all you ever talk about!

Abigail: Well, you never say or do anything! And you haven’t touched me in months!

Chad: I have a had a lot on my mind!

Abigail: You think I don’t notice that the only time you light up is when you talk about going to visit will and sonny in phoenix? And that other guy, whatever his name is, leo stark.

Craig: It’s been a long time. Burns’ office is here.

Kayla: Dr. Wesley? +What are you doing here?

Johnny: I’ve been doing research for my movie. Hey, when you stopped at home to pick up your exorcism stuff, did you happen to–

John: Stuff?

Johnny: Yeah, the–the– did you get that– the medal, right? The medal thing that the gabe guy gave you, saint–

John: Benedict?

Johnny: Yeah.

John: Yeah. In fact, I’ve got it right–

Johnny: I don’t need to see it. I’m just saying, doesn’t it give you power over the devil so you can drive him away?

John: That’s a fact.

Johnny: So… grandma and uncle shawn hold onto it while you’re performing the exorcism, won’t they be protected too?

John: Well, I don’t know. I suppose so.

Marlena: Wow. Good thinking there.

Johnny: I only wish I would have thought of it last time.

Shawn: Okay, let’s do it.

Johnny: Well, I think I’m the one person that you guys don’t need in this room. So if you need me back for anything, I’ll just be right out here.

Marlena: Thank you, johnny.

Johnny: I just pray this works.

[Dramatic music]

John: All right, here we go. Put your hand on top of mine.

Marlena: Strange. She had no reaction.

[Eerie music]

John: In the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit. Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. This is the sound of nature breathing.

Will: Uh, why don’t we take this upstairs?

Sonny: You know, actually, I feel kind of guilty, being here alone with you while chad and abigail are stuck with leo.

Will: Leo who?

Sonny: [Laughs]

Leo: [Clears throat]

Chad: Leo. We were just talking about you.

Leo: Really?

Chad: I didn’t know you were in salem.

Leo: I have a new boyfriend, a salemite boyfriend.

Abigail: Mm. Well, lucky him.

Chad: Right. Sorry. Um… leo, this is my wife, abigail. Abigail, this is–

Abigail: Yeah, the famous leo. I kind of figured.

Leo: Famous?

Abigail: Yeah. He never stops talking about you, so you obviously made quite an impression on him.

Chad: I wouldn’t– I wouldn’t go that far.

Abigail: I would.

Leo: Anyway, nice to see you again.

[Smooth jazz music]

Chad: Hooked.

Craig: Kayla, you are the chief of staff, and you’ve given yourself a graveyard shift.

Kayla: Can I help you with something?

Craig: [Laughs] Well, uh, as a matter of fact, you can. After leo and I ran into you and steve, we– well, we started talking and we thought maybe we’d kick around the idea of staying in salem and I wanted to find out from you if you had any positions here available on staff?

Kayla: I don’t think that I have any position available for someone with your expertise.

Craig: Ah, well, that’s all right. I mean, I wouldn’t be climbing that proverbial ladder. I’d be perfectly happy starting at the bottom.

John: Depart, then, transgressor. Depart, seducer, full of lies and cunning. Foe of virtue, persecutor of the innocent. Give place, give way, you monster, give way to christ!

Marlena: And stay away from all of us!

[Thunder rumbles]

[Dramatic music]

[Tense music]

Belle: Shawn?

Shawn: I’m right here. I’m right here, honey. I’m right here. Hey.

Belle: Mom? Dad?

John: Hey, baby.

Belle: What happened?

Marlena: You don’t remember?

Belle: Where am I?

Marlena: You’re at the dimera mansion. You’re in johnny’s bedroom.

Belle: I was– I was downstairs with johnny and something happened.

Marlena: You’re okay, darling. You were sick, but now you’re healed.

Belle: What? I love you.

Shawn: I love you too.

Marlena: Thank god. The devil is gone, forever.

[Dramatic music]

[Eerie music]

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