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Gwen: Yes. Well, of course xander is concerned about sarah. I mean, everyone is. It’s– it’s really sad, isn’t it? What she went through and what she’s going through now? Me? [Sighs] Yes. Well, it certainly complicates things, but, um, I’m hanging in there. Looks like xander’s just come back with some treats.

[Mouths words] Um, yeah. I will. Dad, thank you for phoning. Yeah, we’ll talk soon. Bye.

[Cell phone beeps] What did you bring me?

Xander: The scones you love, of course. That was jack on the phone? Everything’s okay?

Gwen: Yeah, he’s just– he’s just a bit concerned about me now that sarah’s back.

[Sighs] He guessed correctly. I mean, things have been quite a struggle for me. And, um, he also said that he is going to be here for our wedding. That is, assuming you still want to get married.

[Elevator chimes]

Abigail: Aunt maggie?

Maggie: Oh, abigail! Oh, my goodness. Oh, it’s so good to see you, sweetheart.

Abigail: You, too. How’s sarah? Are there any changes?

Maggie: Unfortunately, no. I’m just waiting for kayla to go over her test results.

Abigail: I am so sorry for everything that you’re going through and everything that she’s going through. I just–I feel like it is all my fault.

Sarah: I don’t suppose I could trouble you to untie me?

Nurse: It’s against hospital policy.

Sarah: I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important. I’m just–I’m so desperate to get ahold of my fiancé. And you wouldn’t be breaking any rules. All you’d have to do is dial and hold the phone for me. You look like a woman who knows what it’s like to be in love. Please. Won’t you help me?

Nurse: What’s the number?

Sarah: It’s been such a long time. I’m– do you have a white pages?

Nurse: A what?

Sarah: Uh, never mind. I think I still know it.

Anna: Oh, having a liquid lunch, I see.

Tony: I beg your pardon?

Anna: Well, I’ve been waiting for you in the dining room for the last 15 minutes. Harold made your favorite. Lobster newburg.

Tony: I’m not hungry.

Anna: Oh. Well, could it be that you’re still angry about the sarah thing and that you’re passive-aggressively paying me back?

Tony: How astute of you, anna. Yes. I’m still angry about the sarah thing, especially because you’re not sorry at all, are you?

Nicole: Hi.

Rafe: Hey.

Nicole: I just checked in with abe.

Rafe: How’s eli doing?

Nicole: Nothing’s changed. He’s still in a coma.

Rafe: Oh, my god. Poor lani. I mean, she doesn’t know when he’s gonna come out or if he’s even gonna come out. Oh, damn it. Him and lani–they don’t deserve this, you know?

Nicole: No, they don’T. But both of us know that bad things often happen to good people, and a lot of bad people get away with too much.

Rafe: Oh. I’m assuming this means there’s no news on ava.

Nicole: Nothing. It’s like she’s vanished into thin air.

Melinda: My office has just been informed that the jury’s verdict in the rafe hernandez case is imminent. The speed with which the decision has been made gives me every confidence that the verdict will be the correct one: Guilty.

Ava: Damn well better be.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Gwen: I asked you a question. Do you still want to marry me?

[Sighs] Bloody hell, xander. Please say something.

Xander: Gwen, come on. You know how much I love you.

Gwen: That is not an answer.

Xander: You’re right. It isn’t, and I’m sorry, but the truth is right now, I just–I don’t have one. I don’t see how I can make plans for the future until I know that sarah’s gonna be okay.

Gwen: And what happens then? What happens when she gets better, if she does?

Xander: I don’t know. Gwen, I’m sorry. I know that’s not what you want to hear, and I swear I’m not trying to hurt you. I just–I do not have a better answer for you right now. Look, I’ll be back later, okay?

Gwen: Where are you going?

Xander: The hospital.

[Dramatic music]

Maggie: Abigail, no. What happened to sarah was not your fault.

Abigail: No, but it is. If I hadn’t convinced gabi to dig up rolf’s drug, then the syringe–it never would have been in the secret room. And then kristen–she never would have used it on sarah.

Maggie: Well, then it was kristen’s fault. It was not yours. And besides, there’s one important detail that you’re leaving out in all of this.

Abigail: Which is?

Maggie: Which is if it weren’t for you, I would still believe that my daughter willingly left salem. Instead, she was actually being held prisoner.

Abigail: Oh. Well, I don’t know if I can really take credit for rescuing sarah. I mean, I only found her because I was hit over the head and then kidnapped to the same island where she was being held. It was just dumb luck that i happened to stumble across her.

Anna: I’m sorry. I must be hearing things. A crazy woman has verbally assaulted me repeatedly, and you want me to apologize for how I reacted?

Tony: Anna, she’s not crazy. She’s been traumatized, drugged.

Anna: [Scoffs] And that excuses her behavior?

Tony: Perhaps not, but what excuses yours?

[Phone rings]

Anna: Answer your phone.

Tony: I don’t have my phone.

Anna: Well, neither do I.

Tony: Well, it’s probably the land line.

Anna: Oh, we never get anything but robocalls on that line. No worries. I’ll get it. Hello. This is anna dimera.

Sarah: Ugh, god. The way that you say that.

[Nasally] “Anna dimera.” You just love using my fiancé’s name, don’t you? Let me tell you something, anna fredericks. You might think that I have been sidelined, but it won’t be long until I am home where I belong and you are where you belong. On the street!

Anna: It’s for you. It’s my 3:10, no-exit-in-sight,

Rafe: How does someone just walk out of the pd and vanish?

Nicole: With a little help, obviously.

Rafe: Yeah, exactly. And unless we find out who helped ava or find ava herself, there’s no way that I can prove she set me up. Which is obviously what she wants. So looks like she’s gonna get her revenge.

[Cell phone rings]

Gwen: Hello?

Ava: Hey, it’s me.

Gwen: Ava, you shouldn’t be phoning me.

Ava: Yeah, relax. It’s a burner phone and no one can track me.

Gwen: Well, there’s something to be thankful for.

Ava: Oh, I got a lot to be thankful for.

Gwen: You’re in a good mood.

Ava: Well, yeah. Are you not watching tv? Da trask just announced that the jury’s gonna be back any minute, and when they hang that guilty verdict around rafe’s neck… his little fairytale life with nicole’s gonna go up in smoke.

Gwen: Not to mention the several years he’s going to spend behind bars.

Ava: Yeah. That, too. That bastard’s finally gonna get what’s coming to him.

Maggie: Dumb luck had nothing to do with you finding sarah. It was your tenacity and your courage that brought her home, and I will be eternally grateful to you for that.

Kayla: Maggie, I’m so glad you’re here. Hi, abigail.

Abigail: Aunt kayla.

Maggie: Do you have sarah’s test results?

Kayla: Yes, I do.

Maggie: And?

Kayla: It’s not good news. I’m sorry.

Tony: Hello.

Sarah: Oh, tony! Oh, thank god. It’s me.

Tony: Oh, sarah–renee.

Sarah: Yes it is, my darling. Oh, you have to come and get me right now. You would not believe the indignities that I have suffered. They have me tied to the bed.

Tony: Tied to the–

Sarah: I’m going crazy without you. And for us to be reunited after all that time and then torn apart– it’s sheer torture. And all I want to be is in your arms, my precious tony. The love of my life. My asthma felt anything but normal.

Nicole: Okay. Hey, rafe. Rafe, listen to me, okay? You cannot give up. We don’t even know what the jury’s gonna decide.

Rafe: Okay, yeah, but those cons’ testimonies were pretty convincing, and you know, trask certainly made the most of it, you know? It doesn’t help that she has an axe to grind.

Nicole: No. That was partly my fault. I mean, how stupid was it to pose as a reporter to try to get that con hutchins to admit that he was lying?

Rafe: Well, look, you were just trying to help.

Nicole: Yeah, but all I did was fire up trask to go after you even harder. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry about that.

Rafe: Hey, listen to me, okay? I do not care what happened with that damn witness. The only thing that I care about and the only thing that matters to me is that you have been there for me every step of the way ever since all this crap went down, okay? I’m so grateful for that.

Melinda: Oh. Sorry to interrupt this touching moment, but I thought you’d want to know that the verdict is in.

Ava: Mm, yes, it is very satisfying that my plan worked out quite brilliantly.

Gwen: Well, hurrah for you. You screwed over your boyfriend.

Ava: Who screwed me over first.

Gwen: Except for the getting sent to jail part.

Ava: What has gotten you in such a foul mood, hmm, debbie downer? I mean, is it sarah? Oh, god. Did she come home and run straight into xander’s arms?

Gwen: Let’s just say it wasn’t quite the reunion that he expected.

Sarah: What are you doing? Why did you hang up? Tony didn’t get a chance to respond to my request! Well, he’s probably on his way to rescue me. And what do you want, alex? Did you come to sign the divorce papers? No, no, no. You wouldn’t make it that easy on me now, would you?

Xander: It’s not alex. It’s xander.

Sarah: Oh, god. Here we go with the strange nickname.

Xander: How you doing?


Sarah: How do you think? Might as well be in a cage.

Xander: I’m sorry. I do hate seeing you tied up like this.

Sarah: Do you really mean that?

Xander: I do.

Sarah: Then why don’t you untie me?

Kayla: This is sarah’s most recent brain scan. The drug affected this area here which controls your long-term memory.

Maggie: Well, I’m– there must be something that you can do to reverse that damage. I mean, abigail got the same drug, and she’s recovered.

Kayla: True, but I compared these results to a scan that we took of abigail right after her exposure, and the damage to sarah’s brain is far more extensive.

Maggie: Well, why would that be?

Abigail: Is it because of how the drug was administered?

Kayla: Well, that’s part of it. Abigail, you ingested the drug orally in a glass of champagne, so the liquid diluted the drug and mitigated its impact. Sarah, on the other hand, was injected with a full syringe of a larger dose that was concentrated, so I’m afraid the damage to her brain is far more severe.

Maggie: Kayla, what are you saying? Are you saying my daughter’s never gonna recover?

Is now a good time

for a flare-up?

Kayla: I think it’s too early to make any definitive prognosis to predict to what degree sarah will recover or what the timeframe will be. Right now, we are just trying to come up with an effective treatment. I do think that our best option right now, though, is to transfer her to bayview.

Maggie: Bayview? An institution?

Abigail: Isn’t there something more that you can do for her here at the hospital?

Kayla: We’re working on that, and we will know more when we get the report from the specialist who’s gonna study the scan. But in the meantime, I think keeping her here against her will is not doing her any good.

Maggie: But I don’t understand. Why would she be better off in an institution?

Kayla: Well, you have power of attorney over sarah’s medical decisions, so what happens next is really up to you. As long as sarah is not a danger to herself or anybody else, you get to decide where she’s treated.

Maggie: Well, then I think the best medicine for my daughter would be for me to take her home.

Xander: I don’t think that untying you is a very good idea right now.

Sarah: ‘Cause you just love seeing me this way, don’t you?

Xander: No, I don’t love it. I hate it. It makes me very sad.

Sarah: Yeah, well, I’m even sadder just watching you stand there and stare at me, as if I needed more proof that you don’t give a damn about me.

Maggie: Xander. What are you doing here?

Sarah: God’s sakes! She calls you that, too?

Xander: I just wanted to see how renee is doing.

Sarah: His name is alex, and as you both can see, I’m doing great. Just on top of the world.

Maggie: Kayla has her test results. I’ve given permission for her to share that information with you. She’s at the nurse’s station.

Xander: Thank you, maggie. Look, I am so sorry for what you’re going through.

Sarah: I should have known he’d be no help. And you can go ahead and follow him out that door.

Maggie: I know you’re angry with me for signing those papers, and I’m sorry that you are so upset.

Sarah: You think?

Maggie: But you’re being released.

Sarah: [Gasps] Thank god!

Maggie: I came here to take you home.

Sarah: Home where? Not your home.

Maggie: Yes, my home. And yours.

Sarah: Sorry. No. The only place that I am going when I get out of this torture chamber is to tony, the man that I love. And if I cannot be with him, I will lose my mind.

Anna: Well, what did “renee” want?

Tony: For me to get her out of the hospital.

Anna: [Chuckles] And why not? You’ve been acting like her lapdog. Why not her getaway driver, too? You didn’t agree to it, did you?

Tony: She hung up before I could respond.

Anna: Well, please don’t tell me she’s made a break for it.

Tony: She’s in restraints.

Anna: Well, thank heavens for small favors. Well, now that we know she’s all safely trussed up, I believe you and I have a date with a plate of lobster newburg.

Tony: Not so fast. I believe you were to apologize first.

Ava: So you’re telling me that sarah is in la-la land, and she thinks that she is some woman named renee dupree?

Gwen: Dumonde. And she thinks that xander is some bloke named alex something-or-other from whom she wants a divorce from. She thinks he’s some lowlife gold digger apparently.

Ava: [Chuckles] So she hates xander aka alex something-or-other, and that is a good thing, right?

Gwen: Yeah. You would think. Xander just won’t let it go. Sarah is all that he talks about. I mean, he couldn’t get out of this bloody hotel room fast enough to go see her at the hospital. He thinks that they can bring her back to reality. Considering the fact that abigail recovered from the concoction that I put in her champagne, I have every reason to believe that sarah will, too.

Ava: Okay. Xander loves you, gwen. He’s engaged to you.

Gwen: Yeah, but he was also engaged to sarah once. And as my lovely sister was so eager to point out to me, the only reason that he’s with me is because he thought that he’d lost her. And what if she does snap out of it? What becomes of me then?

Ava: Yeah, well, I wish I could tell you, but chin up, right? Whoa. Well, here it is.

Gwen: Here what is?

Ava: The verdict’s in. I gotta go.

[Suspenseful music]

Rafe: Hey. Well, this is it, huh? Moment of truth. Migraine attacks?

Rafe: Okay. Better get in there, you know, in case my lawyer has any last-minute words of advice.

Melinda: What are you waiting for? You don’t want to miss it, do you?

Nicole: Whatever happens, I am on your side. Always.

Rafe: I know. Okay.

Nicole: Yeah.

Xander: I don’t get it. Abigail made a complete recovery, and now she’s living a full and normal life. What, you’re just giving up on sarah?

Kayla: No. No one is giving up on sarah. As I said to maggie, the damage to sarah’s brain is more severe than abigail’s was, so the treatment is undoubtably gonna be longer.

Xander: Be longer? Abigail was out for months.

Kayla: Well, with sarah, it could be a year or years.

Xander: Or it could be forever.

Kayla: Let’s not put that kind of timetable on it, okay? Not at this point.

Xander: So thanks to whatever was in that syringe, sarah may never be herself again? Is that what you’re saying?

Anna: That woman just called here hurling outrageous insults at me, then begged my husband, with whom she’s madly in love, to spring her from the hospital. And you still expect an apology from me?

Maggie: Hello. I’m sorry to interrupt. Harold let me in.

Tony: Oh, no, no. Maggie, hello. How’s sarah doing?

Maggie: Her test results came back, and I’m afraid the news is not very good.

Anna: Oh, don’t tell me. We’re going to be stuck forever with the reincarnation of that horrible renee dumonde?

[Sighs] I’m sorry, maggie. That was very insensitive of me. What’s happened to your daughter, it’s tragic. I know that. I can’t even imagine how worried you must be.

Maggie: Yes. I am.

Anna: And believe me, I thought sarah was a lovely young woman.

Tony: Well, don’t talk about her as if she’s in the past. She’s still very much alive, anna.

Anna: I know that. I just want maggie to understand that it’s not sarah that I hate. It’s that horrible witch, renee dumonde.

Tony: Sorry, um– please tell us what’s going on.

Maggie: Well, like I said, it’s not good. The damage to sarah’s brain is severe, and kayla is working on a treatment plan. But in the meantime, sarah is being discharged.

Anna: Well, that’s a relief, at least, right? I mean, you must be looking forward to having her home.

Maggie: I am. Except sarah refuses to come home with me. She considers this her home, and she only wants to be here. With you, tony.

Anna: No. No, no, no. No, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no–I mean… uh, that is–it’s a terrible, sad thing that sarah doesn’t want to come home with her own mother, but I’m sure you can understand, maggie, that tony and I can’t possibly entertain your request.

Tony: Damn it, anna. Could you not speak for me?

Anna: Don’t tell me you think this is a good idea, tony. My god.

Maggie: Tony, anna, there’s no need to argue about this, please. I wasn’t going to come here and ask either one of you if sarah could stay here. I know it’s not a viable solution.

Anna: Well, thank you. Then why did you come by?

Maggie: Well, I know it’s also not a great way to solve this problem. It would be a terrible imposition. But I am admittedly somewhat desperate.

Tony: Well, that’s understandable.

Maggie: And it’s all I can come up with for now, okay? So please feel free to say “no” and tell me if it’s an outrageous, unfair request.

Tony: Well, what is it, maggie? Tell us. What did you come up with?

Maggie: Tony, I was hoping that you would move in with us.

Why do dermatologists

use dove bar at home?

Abigail: Here you go.

Kayla: Thank you.

Abigail: Yeah, sorry. I didn’t think to bring you one.

Xander: Oh, it’s okay. You’ve already done enough.

Abigail: Excuse me?

Xander: Have you seen sarah today? She’s strapped down in a bed begging to be free, all because of your wayward syringe.

Kayla: Xander, don’T.

Abigail: Oh, no. It’s okay. I can handle it. Look, I am so sorry for everything that’s happened to my cousin, sarah. You have no idea how sorry, but I never would have known about the drug if gwen hadn’t used it on me first.

Xander: Don’t you dare blame this on gwen. It’s only because of your twisted revenge scheme on her that any of this happened. That drug never would have damaged sarah’s brain if you hadn’t been so determined to get back at gwen in the most savage way imaginable.

Abigail: Wait a minute. Gwen, dr. Rolf created the drug.

Xander: What’s your point? So what?

Abigail: Well, maybe he could create an antidote.

Anna: You want tony to live with you?

Maggie: I know it’s unorthodox, and it’s a terrible imposition, but tony, sarah is so fixated on you. And being in your presence is the only thing that seems to keep her calm.

Anna: So you want to use my husband as some sort of what? Therapy animal?

Tony: Anna!

Maggie: Anna, I’m sorry. I know this would affect you, too, but I just thought if tony agreed to it that you and he–you would be together a lot of the time, because I mean, he wouldn’t– he would only be with us for the evenings, and you know, whatever. The only alternative… is that I would have to commit sarah, and I can’T. I can’t do that to my daughter.

Tony: No. She’s been through enough already.

Anna: Haven’t we all.

Maggie: Look, I know what I’m asking is a tremendous favor to you both, but it would just be for a short time. Until the doctors can figure out the proper course of treatment. I honestly think that it’s the only way that– that sarah would agree to come home with me. Oh, god. I don’t know what else to do. I’m so worried about sarah. Please, tony, will you help my daughter?

Rafe: I can’t believe it.

Nicole: [Laughs] I can. I mean, the jurors could tell that you were being framed, and they can tell that you are a good and decent guy. And now, you’re a free man!

Rafe: Yeah, you know. Oh! We’re going home. See, I like the sound of that.

Nicole: Yeah. Yeah, and now, you can focus on putting the real bad guys behind bars.

Melinda: Would that include you, nicole?

Nicole: Me?

Melinda: Yeah. A little thing called witness tampering. I could still charge you with it.

Nicole: In a case where all the witnesses were lying? Go ahead. Try it.

Melinda: I wouldn’t be so smug if I were you. It has a way of coming back and biting you.

[Both chuckle]

Nicole: Wow. Some people just don’t know how to lose gracefully. Ah!

Rafe: Love you so much.

Nicole: [Laughs] Oh, my gosh.

Ava: Not guilty. No. No! No, this can’t be happening! No! No! No!

Sarah: What are you doing back here? I told you that I’m not going anywhere with you.

Maggie: Well, I’ve got good news for you.

Sarah: The only good news that I want to hear is that I’m going home to tony.

Maggie: Well, I’m afraid I’m not gonna be taking you to the dimera mansion.

Sarah: Then get out!

Maggie: Will you listen to me? I spoke to tony and I explained the situation and you’re still gonna be coming to live with me. But tony has agreed to live with us as well.

Anna: So much for our lobster.

Tony: I know this is difficult, anna.

Anna: Difficult? Try infuriating, horrifying, and mind-boggling.

Tony: How about trying to help a woman whose daughter survived a terrible trauma and rendered mentally ill? A woman who recently lost another daughter. I’m doing this for maggie.

Anna: Okay. You don’t have to yell.

Tony: Damn it. It’s only going to be temporary.

Anna: Right, and it would only be temporary to send sarah off to an institution where, instead of having her mother there to coddle her or you there to feed her delusions that you are the love of her live, there are doctors there trained to deal with mental illness.

Tony: Yes, but you heard what kayla said to maggie. That the institution can no longer take care of sarah, ’cause her condition is rare and complicated. You saw what happened when I had to drag her out of here just for simple medical tests. Can you imagine her reaction if she had to be institutionalized?

Anna: [Groans] It’s just not fair, tony. Asking you to do this? Asking us to do this? It’s too much.

Tony: Sweetheart. What if this was carrie… not knowing that you were her mother, believing she was some woman who died almost 40 years ago. Her recollection of her real life. Wouldn’t you move heaven and earth just to help her? I know you would. As difficult as this is and as infuriating and horrifying and mind-boggling, put yourself in maggie’s place. Can you do that for me? Please?

Kayla: I have been so busy, I didn’t even think of that.

Abigail: Well, it might not really be that great of an idea. We’re talking about the very eccentric, if not deranged wilhelm rolf here. He might not really be that interested in helping us find an antidote for somebody he doesn’t really give a damn about.

Kayla: Well, can you think of anybody that might be able to get through to him?

Abigail: He’s got a soft spot for chad. I can talk to him about it. Of course, he kind of has his hands full, because he’s getting ready to seduce leo stark.

Kayla: [Groans softly]

Xander: So because sarah got such a concentrated dose of the drug, kayla can’t tell how long it’ll take for her to recover if she ever will.

Gwen: That’s really tragic. How sad.

Xander: Well, there might be a bright side.

Gwen: Really?

Xander: Yeah, credit due to abigail. Yeah, despite your sister’s role in this whole debacle, she does seem to have come up with a possible solution.

Gwen: What’s that?

Xander: Rolf himself.

Gwen: Rolf?

Xander: Yeah. I mean, he invented the drug. Maybe he can come up with the antidote to counteract it.

Gwen: [Sighs] Yeah, well, I suppose that is possible.

Xander: I’m not gonna wait to find out. I’m going to statesville to talk to him. I was hoping you’d come with me.

Rafe: No, gabi. Of course seeing arianna off is way more important. Give her a kiss from uncle rafe for me, will you? Okay. No, we will celebrate the minute you get back. I promise. I love you, too, sis. Okay. Bye. Ah.

Nicole: I’d make a toast, but I think it’s pretty obvious what we’re celebrating.

Rafe: Yes, it is. You know, the last time we were here in this kitchen, when I was arrested, you know, I had asked you what you thought about starting a relationship. And, uh, you never really answered me.

Nicole: Well, there was a lot going on.

Rafe: True. Yep. Yeah. But now, here we are. Now, we’re back in the kitchen, so may I ask you again? What do you think about you and me?

[Soft dramatic music]

Ava: Hmm. How adorable.

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