Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Nancy: Bonnie! Oh. Oh, I’m sorry for dropping in like this, but it’s an emergency.
Bonnie: Look at you, all gorgeous. Did you come by for a refresh?
Nancy: No, no, it’s not that kind of an emergency. I need some advice and I didn’t have anyplace else to go.
Bonnie: Oh, honey, you came to the right place. Tell me all about it.
Nancy: Yesterday, craig and i signed the divorce papers. Now there’s nothing stopping that little gold-digging fiancée of his from getting everything he wants.
Leo: “In the matter of”… oh, my god. It can’t be. It is. It’s A… prenup. On our wedding day? What the hell?
Ava: It’s ava vitali.
Abigail: What do you want?
Ava: Well, I have some information that I think you will find very interesting.
Abigail: What kind of information?
Ava: Well, why don’t you come down to the police station and find out? You’ll be glad that you did.
Nicole: Can I get a double espresso, please?
Eric: Coming right up.
Nicole: Uh… I thought I was having vivid dreams before, but this one takes the cake.
Eric: You’re not dreaming. I’m really here.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Ava: You came.
Abigail: What are you doing here?
Ava: What do you think? I don’t hang around the police station for fun. Well, at least not anymore.
Abigail: So you’ve been arrested.
Ava: Yes, by the police commissioner who I used to sleep with. He accused me of setting him up.
Abigail: Well, I never believed that rafe actually planted evidence in the first place, but what does any of this have to do with me?
Ava: It’s just a big misunderstanding. And I think that you can help me resolve it.
Abigail: You want your story in “the spectator”? Are you hoping for a little public sympathy?
Ava: No, I don’t want you to interview me, abigail. I want you to talk to trask on my behalf.
Abigail: Why would I do that?
Ava: Because I can help you in return.
Gabi: Hey, gwen. What brings you here?
Gwen: I was actually thinking of booking this place. It’d be a wonderful venue for a little celebration.
Gabi: Oh, and what are you celebrating, pray tell?
Gwen: Xander and I are getting married today. Actually, we’re not the only ones; it’s gonna be a double wedding, and a fab one at that.
Craig: I’m glad I tracked you down, ’cause we’ve got a lot to do before we walk down that aisle in a few hours.
Leo: Including me signing this? With no warning at all? No explanation?
Craig: What are you talking about?
Leo: I thought you loved me.
Craig: I do.
Leo: Trusted me.
Craig: I do.
Leo: Then how could you ambush me with a prenup on our wedding day?
Leo: All that poison people poured into your ear about me– you believe them, don’t you?
Craig: Leo… I swear, I’ve never seen this before.
Leo: What? Well, then where did it come from?
Chloe: From me.
Nicole: [Chuckles] Um… welcome back.
[Chuckles awkwardly] Okay. When did you get back to salem?
Eric: This morning. Yeah, my dad–he had some paperwork to get done and I volunteered to watch the bar.
Nicole: So why did you come back?
Eric, did you leave the priesthood? As a struggling actor,
Eric: No, I’m still a priest.
Nicole: Oh. Then why aren’t you wearing your collar?
Eric: I only have to wear it when I’m saying mass or performing a sacrament. And the reason why I’m home– because the last time I was here it was a bit intense.
Nicole: Yeah, your mom’s exorcism.
Eric: Yeah. And I had some free time, so I, uh… I got on a plane, you know? I just wanted to be with the people that I love. I miss my family and I miss my friends and… I missed you.
[Lively jazzy music]
Chloe: A double wedding, huh?
Gwen: Yeah. I mean, it hasn’t really been a fantasy of mine, truth be told, but the thing is is my really old, dear friend lives in salem now. And he’s also in a rush to be married with his fiancé. So he suggested we take the plunge together. And he’s offered to pick up the tab.
Gabi: Oh, what a great friend. Anybody I know?
Gwen: His name’s matty cooper. You might know him as leo stark.
Gabi: Leo stark? Are you serious? He tried to ruin will and sonny’s lives– my daughter’s daddies. You know what? I hate that weasel with a vengeance.
Gwen: Okay, well, I know he’s not perfect. I mean, who is? He’s my friend and I’m terribly fond of him.
Gabi: You may be the only person on earth who is.
Gwen: I’ve also heard that his fiancé is quite mad about him too.
Gabi: Oh, okay. God help that guy. Must be a man, although i wouldn’t put it past leo to marry some rich old woman and take her for everything she’s worth.
Gwen: Okay, why don’t we just agree to disagree on matty. Yeah? Because he’s getting married, as I said, he’s a very good friend of mine, and I’m gonna marry xander and I want everything to just be perfect. And I do think this will be a very nice venue for a little intimate dinner after the ceremony.
Gwen: Hey, isn’t locking down the venue the maid of honor’s job?
Abigail: Matron, actually. And it’s abigail.
Gabi: Did you say abigail? Abigail who you drugged and sent to the loony bin? She’s your matron of honor?
Gwen: We’re moving past all that.
Gabi: Even the sleeping with her husband part? Okay, you know what? Never mind. None of my business.
Gwen: No, it isn’T.
Gabi: Besides, I really– I’m so happy right now. I am so really, really, impressed with myself. Ooh, more than usual.
Gwen: Why? What have you done?
Gabi: Well because–[Drumming on table] Drumroll please– I got ava vitali arrested.
Abigail: How could you possibly help me?
Ave: Well, if I recall correctly, both you and your husband are pretty eager to find out who bashed you over the head that night at the air field?
Abigail: Hmm. You mean the night of your harmless prank wearing the sarah mask? The night you saw nothing and know nothing about?
Ava: Yeah, well, maybe i wasn’t being completely up-front.
Abigail: Hmm. So unlike you.
Ava: Last time I was here, chad came and he paid me a visit and offered me a quid pro quo. I give him a name and he will go to bat for me with the da, get me a deal.
Abigail: Which you refused.
Ava: I did, yes.
Abigail: But now you’re wanting to talk, which means you are guilty as hell.
Ava: Oh. I’ve been wrongly accused, abigail. And I need a little assistance. Look, the way I see it is if I tell you attacked you that night and you take that to trask and get me a deal, we both get justice.
Nancy: You know, signing those divorce papers was very hard for me, bonnie, obviously. But… craig was sweet and he made every effort to help me get through it.
Bonnie: Yeah? How did he do that?
Nancy: Well, he bought me a drink and then he told me how much our life together meant to him and, um… how much he treasured the moments, the fun times that we had together. And, um… well, then he asked me to come to his wedding and said that it would mean a lot to him.
Bonnie: I’m sorry, I don’t think I heard you right. Did you just say he–
Nancy: He invited me to his wedding.
Bonnie: To leo stark?
Nancy: Well, who else is he marrying?
Nancy: Oh, come on, bonnie. Get your jaw up off the floor.
Bonnie: Well, why wouldn’t it be on the floor? For the man who left you after 30 years of marriage and making two children together– not to mention treasuring all those “fun times” you had together– for him to think it would be fun for you to attend his wedding to someone else?
Nancy: I know. I know, bonnie. It would be hard for me to see him marrying that horrible leo stark, but… I told him I’d think about it.
Bonnie: Exactly how much did you have to drink before you told him that?
Nancy: Hardly anything. I was very sober.
[Sighs] But I have to admit, bonnie, I was… I was kind of touched. I…[Sighs] I care about craig and I always will and… that’s why I need your advice.
Bonnie: Really? Do you really need to know what my advice is?
Nancy: I guess I already know what it is.
Bonnie: Okay, then. In case you had the slightest doubt, I have exactly three words of advice: Just say no.
Craig: Chloe, why did you do this?
Chloe: Well, I knew that you would be busy with your wedding arrangements, and so I had justin take care of that for you. But since you are marrying my father for love, it’s not gonna be a problem signing that, right, leo? I mean, you can just read it. It’s pretty straightforward. Oh, and you’re going to need… this.
No matter who you are,
Eric: So how you been?
Nicole: Good. Good. I’m good.
Eric: Good. How’s holly?
Nicole: Oh. Oh. Holly is– she is such a little lady now. You know, she absolutely loves to sing.
Nicole: She knows all the words to all the songs in “annie.”
Eric: Oh, really? That’s great.
Nicole: Yeah. Yeah. Watched it about a million times.
[Both laugh] I really hope that you get a chance to see her.
Eric: Yeah, I’d love that.
Eric: So I hear ej got cleared of, uh… sami’s kidnapping.
Eric: And, um, you two still…a thing?
Nicole: No. No. We’re not. I realized that we are not right for each other.
Eric: I’m happy to hear that. And you know what? I meant what I said at new year’S. I just… I just want you to be happy with whomever it is that you’re with. But ej was just not the man that I–
Nicole: I’m seeing rafe.
Eric: Rafe’s a good man.
Eric: Yeah. You two have been friends for a really long time.
Nicole: Yeah. We have, but it’S…now turned into something more.
Eric: How did that happen? I mean– I mean… if you don’t mind me asking.
Gwen: Ava’s been arrested?
Gabi: And I made it happen. That bitch is gonna pay for framing my brother, not to mention moving in with jake just to spite me.
Gwen: Huh. How’d you pull that off?
Gabi: Well, I found the dirtbag that she paid to frame my brother, and he coughed up a recording admitting everything.
Gwen: Wow. Well done.
Gabi: Best part was I got a front row seat to rafe arresting her. I mean, talk about karma, right? That skank is probably cooling off her heels right this second at the station. And next– next stop is jail and then court and then statesville, where she’s gonna hopefully rot forever. No way out. I mean, can you imagine how desperate ava must feel right now?
Ava: So? What did trask say?
Abigail: Not a chance.
Ava: Why the hell not?
Abigail: You framed the police commissioner, ava. It’s a felony. The person who hit me would only be charged assault, and it’s not nearly enough to interest trask.
Ava: It wasn’t just assault. They kidnapped you. They took you to a desert island and held you captive.
Abigail: I reminded her of all that, but she still thinks that you’re a bigger fish than whoever knocked me out.
Ava: So what if I told you that this person has committed other crimes since then?
Abigail: What other crimes?
Ava: So sarah’s not off with rex?
Gwen: No. She’s fending off bugs on some tropical deserted island that kristen sent her to.
Ava: [Laughs] Kristen does not mess around, does she?
Ava: So that’s why you helped break her out of jail– because at any moment she could tell xander where to find his not-so-runaway bride. You switched out the antidote? How is that even possible?
Gwen: [Sighs] Because I still had some left from when I used it on abigail.
Ava: So you had that just tucked away on the odd chance that down the road, you might wanna drive somebody else out of their mind?
Gwen: And you can thank god that I did, because you and i both know that if rolf’s antidote could bring back sarah, xander would go back to her in a heartbeat.
Ava: Trust me. What this person has done– it’ll give trask a much bigger fish than me.
Abigail: Unless you’re just jerking me around.
Ava: Why would I do that, abigail? I wanna get out of here.
Abigail: Great. You want this so bad, this fish is so big, then who is it, hmm? Who is it and what have they done? Don’t waste my time. Okay, if you’re not gonna spill it right here, right now, then I’m leaving.
Ava: Wait. I’ll tell you.
Bonnie: You cannot go to that wedding, nancy.
Nancy: Bonnie, I know it won’t be easy for me. But–
Bonnie: But? But? How can that word even be in that sentence? I know you had a drink with craig and I know it was all sweet and comforting and that he went on about how great things had been between you. But seriously, girl, the man broke your heart.
Nancy: Oh, yes, I know. But… bonnie, it really wasn’t his fault.
Bonnie: Ugh, nancy, that’s “irrevelant.” No, is it–irrelevant. Relevant?
Nancy: Neither. It’s neither, bonnie.
[Sighs] Look… craig didn’t leave me because I wasn’t enough. And he didn’t go for a younger woman because he wanted to stoke his ego. I mean, he was a man trying to deal with his own sexual orientation.
Bonnie: Let me guess, you’ve been reading up on the topic of failed marriages.
Nancy: Well, I’ve been reading a lot of books, but– in general, but not just about failed marriages. They’re failed marriages that deal with, well, when one member of a marriage is gay. I mean, from everything that I’ve read, I feel like I have so much more empathy for what craig has been going through. A lot more than I had in the beginning.
Nancy: Look, bonnie, I can tell by the look on your face that you feel that I’m, like, wimpy and totally pathetic. I mean, I’m sure that you had a lot more respect for me when I wanted to just kill the guy.
Bonnie: No, no. Stop. Stop. Honey, I didn’t have more respect for you back then. Honestly, I’m just trying to protect you from running right into the eye of that storm. Attending your ex-hus– and not ex for a very long time–wedding to someone you think is scum.
Nancy: I know craig doesn’t think that way about leo. So I have to try to respect that–
Bonnie: Have to? In my opinion, you don’t have to do anything but what you’re doing right now, which is trying to get through this and move on with your life.
[Sighs] But looking in your eyes, I can tell that no matter how many times I tell you to tell him no or tell you not to go to the wedding–just falling on deaf ears. And I get it.
Nancy: You really do?
Bonnie: Mm-hmm. Honey, you loved that man for most of your life and you wanna be there for him. All I’m saying is just, I don’t know, think about it for a couple of days.
Nancy: I can’T. Craig texted me and said that the wedding has been moved up to tonight.
Bonnie: Tonight? Well, why didn’t you tell me that?
Nancy: I just did. And bonnie…I wanna go.
Bonnie: Then I respect your decision.
Nancy: I, um, just hope that everybody doesn’t just stare at me and go, “oh, there’s the woman whose husband left her for a man,” while I’m sitting there all alone.
Bonnie: So don’t go alone.
Nancy: I have no choice. The wedding is tonight.
Bonnie: Sure you do. You just get yourself a hot date to take you.
Nancy: Bonnie, I just told you the wedding is tonight. Where am I gonna find a date on such short notice?
Bonnie: Easy, killer. We’ll find you a date right here.
Leo: I have never been so insulted in my entire life. Craig and I aren’t even married yet and you’re talking divorce?
Chloe: That’s the whole point of a prenup, leo, to figure it out ahead of time. And what better way to prove that you’re marrying my father for love and not money?
Leo: What better way than by signing a stupid document? With love and devotion, that is a better way. With something that is private and sacred. And also special and exciting and happens at least twice a day and sometimes more.
Chloe: Okay, so you won’t sign it, will you? Surprise. Dad, what else do you need to prove that this guy’s a gold digger?
Craig: Chloe, stop it. Right now.
Leo: See? He is as appalled as I am. So you can take the stupid prenup and you know what you can do with it?
Craig: Hold it. Just… I think you should sign it.
With depression, you just feel…blah.
Gwen: Why would you say that ava’s desperate? Did she say something?
Gabi: What do you mean? Like what?
Gwen: You’re not gonna rat me out, are you?
Ava: You know, despite committing my fair share of crimes, I’ve managed to stay out of prison for most of my life. I’m not getting locked up for this.
Gwen: What are you saying?
Ava: Well, what I’m saying is if I do get arrested, the only way out may be to give them a name. So I’m gonna ask you one simple question. Why shouldn’t I sacrifice you to save myself?
Gabi: Gwen? Something wrong?
Ava: Make the offer to trask. You hook her, and then I’ll give you the name and the crimes.
Abigail: You know, I don’t really think you’re in a position to be calling the shots here, ava.
Ava: I’m just asking you to work with me here. It’s not like you walk away empty-handed.
Abigail: But you won’t tell me who this mystery person is.
Ava: If I give away everything I know up front, then you can take all of that to trask and cut me out. And then I got nothing to bargain with, and there’s no reason for her to give me immunity.
Abigail: Well, then I guess we’re at a standoff.
Nicole: [Sighs] How rafe and I got together is a really long story.
Clyde: Well, look who’s back. And all the way from africa, huh? Your daddy told me you were living there now.
Eric: Clyde weston. Are you working here?
Clyde: I sure am. Your old man gave me a job. He didn’t tell you that?
Eric: No, he did not.
Nicole: Uh… weren’t you in prison?
Clyde: I got paroled.
Nicole: I’m sorry, why would roman hire you after you kidnapped his great-grandson?
Clyde: Because he knows I did my time, paid for my crimes, and that I’m determined to be a better man from this point on.
Clyde: You believe in redemption, don’t you, padre?
Leo: Craig, I am beyond offended that you need me to sign some legal document to prove that I love you.
Craig: I don’t need you to sign it, but obviously my daughter does.
Leo: Because she doesn’t trust me, which is very hurtful.
Craig: I know. Leo, I am so sick of all of the people that I know and care about constantly coming after me with suspicions and warnings about you, but if– if your signing this puts a stop to all that, then… I think you should do it. Please? For me.
Ava: I make it a practice never to give away something for nothing.
Abigail: Right. Well, thank you. Now have fun in jail. Don’t pass go. Don’t collect $200 or anything. Boy, this was really a waste of time coming down here, except maybe– maybe I got a story for “the spectator.” “Ex-mafia princess finally brought down by ex-lover’s kid sister.” Meh.
Ava: It was gwen.
Ava: The person who attacked you, it was your sister… gwen.
Gabi: Gwen? Hey, you look–are you okay?
Gwen: Um, I just realized, I have a million things to do, so I’m just–I’m gonna run.
Gabi: Weren’t you gonna book this place for afterwards?
Gwen: You’re right. That is a job for my matron of honor, so I’ll just have abigail do it, so bye.
Nancy: How’s this: “Recently divorced, fun-loving woman. Donates her time to charitable causes.” What’s wrong with that?
Bonnie: They’re all too bland. It’s a jungle out there. You gotta spice it up. How about this: “Back on the market. Hot to trot and ready for action.”
Nancy: Ready for action?
Bonnie: You asked for my help–let me help you. I know about this stuff. Trust me.
Nancy: Oh. Is this how you met justin? On a dating app?
Bonnie: God, no. But I’ve helped plenty of my friends do this, so here we go. Now, the important thing is to get a really good picture, so– okay, stand up. Let’s go. Let’s go. Over here. Get a nice background. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. All right, yeah. Give me a smile. Oh, nancy, that looks like cramps. Try again. Nah, give me some teeth this time. Okay, honey, you gotta loosen up, all right? Have some fun. Think of something fun like a roll in the hay with a hot date.
Nancy: The only guy I can think of is craig.
Bonnie: Whatever floats your boat. Just give me a smile here. Ah, perfect.
[Camera shutter clicking] Hold that. Hold it. Hold it. Hold it. Uh-huh.
Nancy: Can I stop smiling now?
Bonnie: Yep. Now all we gotta do is pick the perfect picture, upload it, and we are off to the races. Then when you walk into that wedding with that gorgeous man on your arm, craig wesley, gay or not gay, will rue the day that he let you go.
Chloe: What are you waiting for, leo?
Leo: Give me a second, ms. Bossypants. I’d like to know what I’m signing.
Chloe: I told you, it’s pretty standard.
Leo: “All premarital and postmarital property is separate including any residence in which the spouses cohabit. In the event of a divorce, the residence goes to dr. Wesley. All bank accounts, including joint accounts, revert to single accounts for dr. Wesley.” Blah, blah, blah. “No alimony or cash settlement in the event of a divorce.”
Chloe: Yeah, none of that should matter if you’re marrying my father for love, right? Dad, I’m sorry I’m doing this to you on your wedding day, but you have to know before you get married.
Leo: There, satisfied? My asthma felt anything but normal.
Chloe: You signed it.
Leo: This amazing hunk of man is the love of my life. So there’s no reason not to sign some silly piece of paper. We are going to be husband and husband from now until eternity, prenup be damned.
Craig: Oh, yeah. Guess I should make it official then.
Leo: [Exhales] I know you have had your issues with me and my past. But I hope that this will finally convince you that my love for your father is real, profound, and fills me with joy. Maybe you’ll even give us your blessing, because it’s the only way he’s gonna be happy, and that’s all I want is your father’s happiness.
Chloe: Okay, I guess we want the same thing then. Leo stepped up, so I will too. If he makes you happy, then I’m happy, and that’s all that matters. You have my blessing. I will take this to justin to file, and I guess I will see you two at the wedding later.
Craig: [Breathes deeply] Thank you, sweetheart. It means more to me than you know.
Chloe: I love you.
Craig: Okay. All right. Are you upset with me? Hmm?
Bonnie: It’s simple. If you like a guy, you swipe right. If you don’t like him, swipe left. Guys do the same.
[Gasps] Ooh. How about that one?
Nancy: Too young.
Nancy: Oh, too old.
Nancy: No doctors.
Nancy: Oh, he has a nice smile.
Bonnie: Oh, well, he has no hair.
Nancy: So what?
Bonnie: Well, you can’t show up at the wedding with just anybody. You gotta turn heads, sweetheart. Ooh. Ooh, ooh, ooh. I found one. “Recently back on the market” just like you. “Family-oriented” just like you.
[Gasps] “Loves to cook.” Do you love to cook?
Nancy: I like to eat.
Bonnie: [Laughs] Sounds like a match to me. Oh, and he is cuh-yute! Look.
Nancy: He is good-looking.
Bonnie: What do you think?
Nancy: Okay, I’m gonna do it.
Bonnie: Do it. Do it. Do it. Aah! [Laughs]
Abigail: So I was right. It was gwen who knocked me out that day.
Ava: Oh, and there is so much more.
Abigail: Tell me. What else did she do? Did it have something to do with my kidnapping? Was it something else? Are there other victims?
Ava: I will tell you everything that you wanna know in excruciating detail. But trask needs to hear it first and only after I get my immunity. Abigail. This is your chance. You want your sister to pay for her sins? Get me the deal and I will sing like a canary.
Abigail: I’ll be back.
Eric: I do believe in redemption.
Clyde: Yeah, so does your old man, which is why he hired me. I’m paying it back by trying to do a good job and earn an honest living.
Nicole: Do you even know what that means?
Clyde: That’s a good question. I mean, I get why some people won’t give me another chance, given some of the things I’ve done.
Nicole: Like trying to blow up an entire town?
Clyde: But there ain’t no use in looking at the past, is there? I mean, I’m all about looking forward, doing everything I can to be a better man. But hey, I didn’t mean to interrupt you two. I’ll just get on with my break. Enjoy yourselves. Good to see you again.
Nicole: [Scoffs] A better man? After everything he’s done and all the people he’s hurt, does he really expect anyone to believe that he’s changed or is capable of it? I mean– oh. You must think I’m a hypocrite. After all the things I’ve done and the people I’ve hurt.
Eric: No. But like clyde said, you know, it’s about… it’s about working harder. Moving forward. So you, uh… you were gonna tell me about you and rafe.
Nicole: [Sighs] Yeah. Plus, I can tell you everything. You know the worst about me.
Eric: And I still care about you, nicole. You know that, right?
Nicole: And I’m grateful. I am, eric.
Eric: Talk to me.
Nicole: Okay. Well, rafe and I have been friends for a long time, like you said. And he was there for me when you and I split. And then in october… we slept together.
[Inhales sharply] Only he was living with someone else, and that someone was ava vitali. And she found out and she tried to ruin rafe’s life. She framed him for a crime he didn’t commit, and then just yesterday, gabi found proof that ava actually set him up, and she’s been arrested.
Eric: So if ava’s no longer a threat to rafe or to you… meaning that there’s nothing to stop you from living happily ever after. Right? It’s my 5:52 woke-up-like-this migraine medicine.
Nicole: Happily ever after? Yeah, I guess so.
Eric: [Chuckles] You guess so?
Nicole: I mean, I’m just a little skeptical of that particular phrase for obvious reasons.
Eric: Yeah. Me too. Meaning–why don’t I just skip the “ever after” part and just ask… you’re happy, aren’t you?
Nicole: Yes. I’m happy.
Eric: I’m glad. Like I said, that’s all I want for you.
Nicole: I should get to work.
[Chuckles] So thank you for the coffee.
Eric: You’re welcome. It’s on the house.
Nicole: Thanks. It was good to see you.
Eric: It was good to see you too.
Nancy: Ooh! I don’t even know why i let you talk me into this. He’s probably already swiped left.
Bonnie: Where is that confidence we’ve been working on?
Nancy: I-it got up and went home ’cause it wants to curl up with a good book. Oh, you know what? He probably didn’t even swipe left. You know what he did? He’s probably just ignored it, which is even more insulting–
Bonnie: You have to work on this attitude. Remember, you are strong, you are proud, and you are beautiful. And any man, including this one, would be proud to have you on his arm. You know what? Swipe another guy. In fact, swipe a dozen.
Nancy: I didn’t see anyone else that I was interested in.
Bonnie: [Gasps] He swiped right. Honey, you got one on your first try! [Laughs] Oh, and he is cuh-yute!
Gabi: Well, I’m done. And so is ava. Nothing can save her now.
Ava: Sorry, gwen. I don’t really have any friends, and I do hate to lose you. But… it was you or me, so… what choice did I really have?