Days Transcript Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Jennifer: Hey. Well, it’s been hours. Did you talk to trask? Did she make a deal with ava?

Abigail: I wasn’t able to get ahold of her. I’m assuming she’s still thinking it over.

Jennifer: Honey, what– what is there to think over? Ava admitted that gwen was the one that knocked you out and then helped christy kidnap you.

Abigail: Hopefully, hopefully trask will just grant ava immunity and then she’ll just spill the rest of it. But in the meantime, we st– we got to keep quiet and we can’t tip gwen off.

Jennifer: Oh, you’re right.

Gwen: So how do I look?

Abigail: Beautiful. Beautiful. Doesn’t she mom?

Jennifer: Yes. I can find– hardly find words.

Gwen: I can’t believe it’s finally happening. I’m gonna marry the man of my dreams.

Xander: [Sighs] What a glorious evening. Tonight I’m gonna marry your incredible daughter and then spend the rest of my life trying to make her happy. Isn’t that right, dad?

Jack: I think I told you “dad” is not happening.

Xander: Hm. Pops?

Jack: No.

Xander: Papa? Papi? El padre?

Jack: You know, there’s still time for me to stop this wedding.

Xander: You can’t do that. You’re my best man.

[Cell phone ringing] It’s maggie. It must be about sarah. Hello?

Bonnie: [Clears throat]

Justin: Wow! Ooh, la la.

[Both chuckle] What’s the occasion?

Bonnie: What’s the occasion? Am I not your plus one to the double wedding?

Justin: Well, I’m the officiant, not a guest.

Bonnie: Well, okay, but honestly, honestly, I want to be there for nancy. It’s gonna be super hard for her to watch her ex-husband marry someone else, and especially that creepy leo stark.

Justin: Yeah, I’m not a big fan of leo’s either, especially after what he did to sonny.

Bonnie: You know, it’s a shame sonny couldn’t change craig’s mind.

Justin: It is. I guess there’s nothing anyone can say or do to change his mind about leo.

Craig: Hey. Why aren’t you dressed?

Leo: Hang on a second. Let me drink this in.

Craig: What are you doing?

Leo: I’m documenting my big day for my socials.

Craig: Yeah?

Leo: I need all of my friends to be adequately jealous and filled with a severe case of fomo.

Craig: Well, can we make our priorities a little different so we’re not late to our own wedding.

Leo: Don’t worry about it. It’s fine.

Craig: Are you sure?

Leo: Yes, I’m sure. But I cannot have you see me before my grand entrance down the aisle. So head down to the square and I will see you at the altar.

Craig: Okay.

Leo: Come on, come on. Why aren’t you picking up? The wedding is about to start and I really need to talk to you.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Xander: Thank you so much, maggie. I’ll see you soon, yeah?


Jack: What did she say?

Xander: She just wanted to wish me well. It was very gracious of her.

Jack: And sarah?

Xander: Well, there’s no change in her condition. Her mind is still all jumbled up in the past.

Jack: I’m very sorry to hear that.

Xander: Yeah, me too.

Jennifer: Hey.

Jack: Hey.

Jennifer: Don’t you know it’s impolite to be more handsome than the groom? No offense, xander.

Xander: None taken.

Jennifer: How are you feeling?

Xander: Like the luckiest man in the world.

Jack: Where are my two daughters?

Jennifer: They are in the lobby getting ready.

Xander: I didn’t see them go in.

Jennifer: Well, gwen thought we should sneak through the back so you wouldn’t get a look at her dress.

Xander: My bride, she always has a trick of her sleeve, doesn’t she?

Jennifer: Yes, she does.

Gwen: Thank you.

Abigail: Just doing my job.

Gwen: No, I mean, thank you for being here for me now as my matron of honor. I know it was under duress.

Abigail: I’m exactly where I need to be and so are you.

Gwen: Where’s chad?

Abigail: He and my cousin, sonny, had to make a quick trip out of town.

Gwen: So he won’t be coming tonight?

Abigail: We were hoping that he was gonna get back in time for the wedding, but it just doesn’t really look like that’s gonna happen.

Brady: I need your help with something.

Justin: What is it?

Brady: I need you to draw out the ceremony as long as possible. Whatever you do, do not let craig and leo tie the knot.

Justin: Can I ask why?

Brady: Let’s just say that chloe and I hope that this match made in hell goes up in flames.

Chloe: [Laughing] And I’m so sorry that joy and parker can’t be here today–

Craig: Oh, last minute, honey; it’s okay. I, um– I did invite your mom. I think that might be a little too much of an ask though.

Chloe: Yeah, yeah, maybe. Maybe too much. I don’t know–

Bonnie: Hey. Hey. Thought you’re gonna bring your hot new beau. Did your date not go well?

Nancy: Oh, no, it went great. We’re–we’re having dinner tomorrow night.

Bonnie: Second date, oh, score. Why isn’t he escorting you to the wedding?

Nancy: Well, because I thought I would go solo and stand on my own two feet.

Bonnie: Good for you. But you know, if you get a little weak, I’m always here to hold you up, all right?

Nancy: Thank you.

Craig: I think it’s time we get this show in the road, huh?

Xander: Couldn’t agree more.

Justin: Okay, two weddings coming right up. With depression, you just feel…blah.

Gwen: Is there something that you are not telling me?

Abigail: About what?

Gwen: About chad not being here?

Abigail: It’s nothing to do with you, I promise.

Gwen: Good, I’m glad. You may not believe this, but… I am really glad that you are here for me today. Obviously, we’ve had our ups and our downs, mostly downs, but you’re my sister. And I’m looking at today as a fresh start for both of us.

Chloe: Hey, we’re about to start. Are you ready, gwen?

Gwen: I am.

Jack: You look radiant, sweetheart.

Gwen: Thank you, dad. My goodness, after longing for a father for so long, to know that you’re gonna walk me down the aisle. Sorry, I’m gonna get all sentimental.

Jack: You’re marrying the man you love; you’re surrounded by your family. Can’t get more sentimental than that.

Gwen: Guess, I’m just not used to being happy.

Jack: Get used to it. I love you, gwen.

Gwen: I love you too, dad.

[Both laugh]

Chloe: Hey, have you seen leo?

Abigail: No, I haven’T.

Chloe: [Sighs] Is too much to hope that that lowlife creep got cold feet?

[Quartet playing]

[Quartet plays “wedding march”]

[Electronic music plays]

Leo: I hope I didn’t show you up.


Gwen: Well, it’s nothing I wasn’t expecting

Leo: You look stunning, gwen.

Gwen: And you, my darling friend, you look absolutely to die for.

Leo: Thank you, my dear. By the way, great job drawing up that prenup so fast.

Justin: Trust me, it was my pleasure.

[Clears throat] Family, friends, we are gathered here in this iconic square to celebrate the union of not just one couple, but two, not just two souls, but four. So on behalf of alexandros cook, gwen rizczech, dr. Craig wesley, matthew cooper, aka leo stark, I thank you all for being here and sharing in their very special day. Now, as most of you know, marriage is an honorable institution and should not be entered into lightly or unadvisedly. If any person here can show just cause why either couple should not be joined in holy matrimony, let them speak now or forever hold their peace. All right. Moving along.

Nancy: Wait. I have something to say.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Bonnie: Nancy, what are you doing?

Leo: What is she doing?

Craig: I have no idea.

Chloe: Mom, this is not the right time.

Nancy: Sweetheart, it’s all right. I need to say this. Craig wesley, though we are no longer married, we will always be family. Nothing will ever change that. So I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Craig: Thank you, nancy. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.

Leo: Yes, thank you for saying that in the middle of my wedding.

Nancy: Oh, and by the way, I just want to say for the record, I have a date tomorrow night.

Bonnie: And he’s quite a stud.

Craig: Justin.

Justin: Okay, well, I think what nancy’s lovely speech highlighted is that we are all here to share and support to these two couples. There’s not a large crowd, but it’s certainly a devoted one. Jack deveraux looking dashing, standing up for his friend and soon to be son-in-law. Jack’s doing double duty tonight. He walked his daughter, gwen, down the aisle as well. You must be very excited tonight.

Jack: I certainly am.

Justin: Yes. And abigail dimera standing up for her sister, gwen. And by the way, you look especially lovely tonight.

Abigail: Thank you.

Justin: Chloe lane, here for her father, craig.

Leo: Are we doing roll call now?

Justin: And chloe, of course, as usual, looking as radiant as ever. And leo, I’m wondering, uh, it doesn’t appear you have anyone here with you today.

Leo: Well, I would have, of course, but there were some scheduling snafus. You know how it goes. But now that I think about it, I should have a best man of my own, so, um… brady, I now pronounce you my best man.

Brady: Me?

Leo: Yes, you, big guy. Make sure you have a nice speech prepared for the reception. Can’t wait to hear all the wonderful things you have to say about me.

Justin: Okay. Now that we have acknowledged the wedding party, perhaps it’s time for a prayer.

Leo: A prayer? We’re not here for a sermon, padre, we’re here to get married.

Justin: Are you sure?

Leo: Uh-huh.

Justin: A little invocation, or maybe even a long one, never hurt anyone.

Leo: How about later? You can, invocate your little tush off after you marry us.

Justin: All right. Okay. Well, then I guess it’s time for the vows. Why don’t we start with gwen and xander?

Gwen: I think that actually leo and craig should go first, because, well, they’ve been so generous to share this beautiful venue with us and– well, xander and I are just so grateful.

Leo: Gwennie, I would do anything for you.

Justin: Okay, ah, well, before we start the official vows, why don’t– is there anything the grooms would like to say? Leo, I’m sure you have something to share with everyone.

Leo: Well, I never miss an opportunity to speak in front of a crowd. Anyway, I would just like to thank you all for coming. Not as large a group as I was expecting, but it’s all about quality, not quantity, right? Anyway, this is the happiest day of my life truly. Standing up here with my dearest guinevere, and her betrothed, xander. If my situation were different, I would be green with jealousy, because, well, need I explain. I mean, the bod, the punim, mm. Gwennie you are a very lucky lady. In any case, there is only one man for me, and that is you, craig. Before we met, I was aimless, lost. My life was dark and empty, and you filled it with your beautiful life. You shone upon me a love and a warmth that I’ve been searching for my entire life. I stand before you not only fabulous, but also happy, fulfilled, and eager to share the rest of my life with you. You’re my everything, my raison d’tre. And I will love you forever.

Justin: Craig, do you have anything to say?

Craig: Uh… well, if I did, I probably wouldn’t be able to get it out. Ditto will have to suffice. Justin.

Justin: Okay, um… then I guess there’s nothing more to do but move on to the official vows.

[Clears throat] Do you, leo stark…


Craig: Bless you.

Justin: Sorry.

[Sneezes] I am so sorry. Sorry. Okay, do you, leo stark, take this man, craig wesley, to be your lawfully wedded husband?

Leo: Hell yeah, I do.

Justin: And do you, craig wesley, take this man, leo stark, to be your lawfully wedded husband.

Craig: I do.

Chloe: Oh, my god. It’s really happening.

Justin: Do we have rings?

Craig: Ah. Yes. Chloe?

Justin: Leo, put the ring on craig’s finger and repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed.

Leo: With this ring, I thee wed.

Justin: Craig, place the ring on leo’s finger and repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed.

Craig: With this ring, I thee wed.

Justin: Okey dokey. By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husbands–

Chad: Stop! Stop.

Justin: Chad?

Chad: Hey, baby, you look great. Ah, this wedding cannot happen.

Gwen: Chad, don’t do this.

Chad: Gwen, this is not about you; this is about leo.

Craig: What?

Chad: Craig, there’s something that you need to know.

Leo: Chadwick, sit down. There is nothing you can do to stop this marriage from happening.

Chad: Oh, really? How about the fact that you’re already married?

[All gasping]

[Dramatic music]

My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Craig: You’re married?

Leo: Of course not. This is completely ridiculous. Don’t listen to anything he has to say. This is another insulting and degrading attempt to break us up, all because he is disdainful of the intense and passionate love we share, all because he refuses to believe that somebody can change for the better. Distinguished guests, every word out of this man’s mouth is a lie.

Chad: Okay, craig and everyone else, I know you have every reason to doubt me, so don’t take my word for it. Why don’t you listen to world-renowned drag queen, jackie cox.

Jackie: Hello, salem. Greetings. Hi. Sorry to crash the party, but I do love some wedding drama.

Craig: Who the hell is this?

Chad: This is leo’s bff. I met jackie in arizona last year when leo tried to abscond with that emerald.

Leo: Allegedly.

Jackie: Clearly, I left quite an impression.

Leo: Jackie, what are you doing here?

Jackie: Well, I was in new york performing my hit one-woman show, “jackievision,” now on tour, when sonny and chad showed up backstage.

Chad: Sonny got a work call on the way here, otherwise he would’ve had a front row seat. But anyway, we tracked down jackie be–

Jackie: Uh, blue eyes, let me tell the story.

Chad: Right, sorry.

Jackie: The boys made their pitch and offered to fly me on a private jet right here to salem so that I could speak my truth.

Craig: And what is that exactly?

Jackie: Just as chad said, leo is already married– wedded, hitched, boo’d up.

Leo: How would that even be possible? I wouldn’t have been able to get a marriage license.

Jackie: Oh, leo, leo. We both know it’s because you married me using your birth name, super duper matthew cooper. I added the super duper part.

Leo: Jackie, can we go somewhere and talk?

Jackie: Mm, I think this is actually the perfect setting.

Chloe: This is more than I’d hoped for.

Craig: Leo, what the hell is going on?

Leo: Well, well, clearly, chad has paid jackie off. Why else would you be doing this? Why are you spreading these terrible lies?

Jackie: [Laughs heartily] Save it, sister. Read it and try not to weep.

Jennifer: Is this for real?

Jack: I don’t know, but I find this strangely riveting.

Craig: It’s says here that matthew cooper is lawfully wedded to darius rose. Who the hell is darius rose?

Leo: There is no darius rose. This is made up.

Jackie: Oh, no? No darius rose? Hold my purse, mary poppins. You and I need to set the record straight, so to speak. We women are in the know about everything.

Jackie: So you see, I’m not merely jackie cox, drag queen, entertainer, dancer, comedian, billy reid enthusiast. I’m all also darius rose, darius rose cooper, doting husband to one mr. Matthew cooper.

Craig: You’re married to him–her?

Jackie: I’m out of drag. You can use he/him or they/them pronouns. And thanks for asking.

Craig: Leo, tell me.

Leo: Okay, fine. Darius and I were married–

Jackie: Are married.

Nancy: Oh, my god.

Bonnie: Oh, my god.

Leo: But it’s not what it looks like.

Craig: Well, then what is it?

Leo: Darius–darius needed a green card.

Bonnie: He doesn’t seem foreign to me.

Leo: He’s from canada. If he wanted to live and work in this country, we had to get married. I did it as a favor for a friend.

Craig: Okay, so you’re just saying that you’re friends, right?

Leo: Well, we– we did hook up a few times, then we realized we were better off as sisters.

Craig: Okay. Is that it? Is that true?

Jackie: Yes. These days our relationship is strictly platonic. No hanky, even less panky.

Chloe: Okay, well that doesn’t change the fact that leo just tried to commit bigamy. If chad and jackie hadn’t just shown up, you’d be roped into some fraudulent marriage. Dad, come on.

Leo: I’m sorry. Craig, I tried to tell you, but you proposed out of the blue and it was so sweet, and then the wedding got moved up and I just got so wrapped up with imagining fabulous outfits and honeymoons. I really did try and tell you, but it’s not a real marriage.

Brady: He still lied to you.

Leo: To protect a friend. If–if I divorce darius, he loses his green card, he gets sent back to canada. Do you know how cold it is up there when you like to wear miniskirts? They eat moose.

Jackie: Matty, babe, no trash talking a-boot the motherland.

Leo: Ugh, sorry. Very polite people and you know I’m a huge hockey fan.

Craig: Okay, this is obviously a very complicated situation.

Chloe: It’s not that complicated. Dad, come on.

Craig: Leo, I am– I’m not happy that you lied to me, but I get it.

Chloe: What?

Leo: Thank you. Craig, you are a true empath.

Chloe: [Sighs]

Brady: You know what? It doesn’t matter whether– whether you forgive him or not. He’s still married. You can’t go through with this wedding.

Craig: So justin, is there anything you can do to help figure this out?

Justin: Well, I can look at some options, but it’s gonna take some time.

Craig: So this can’t happen today? Is that what you’re saying?

Justin: No. I’m sorry. I can’t sanction this marriage.

Leo: [Sighs] Well, as disappointing as that is, maybe it’s for the best. I mean, look at these angry, judgmental faces. When we do get married, it should be around people who support and love us, not a gaggle of haters.

Chad: Seriously? You’re blaming us?

Leo: Let’s get out of here. Let’s let gwennie and xander continue on with their wedding.

Craig: Fine with me.

Bonnie: Oh, come on, craig!

Nancy: Bonnie–

Bonnie: No, he’s taking him for a ride!

Leo: Will you all get this through your judgy heads? I married darius because I would go to the ends of the earth to help a friend. When I marry craig, it will be for love and love only.

Chad: Yeah, no. I’m not buying that. Darius, tell him.

Leo: Darius, I swear to god.

Craig: Wait, there’s more?

Chad: Jackie, you said you would tell the truth, all of it.

Jackie: Fine. I’ll tell it, but only because I’m a big fan of honesty. Well, at least in certain situations. Anyway, leo doesn’t love you, doc. Sure, he thinks you’re good-looking for your age and have a decent sense of humor, little corny sometimes, but at least you’re not a total sourpuss, or so he tells me. But really what he cares about is that you’re a doctor, that you rake in the big bucks.

Craig: And how does he know this?

Jackie: Because I am leo’s confidant. And from what he’s shared with moi, your entire relationship has been one big flimflam. We hit the bike trails every weekend

Leo: A flimflam? Who’s ever even heard of that expression? What is it from, the dark ages?

Jackie: Mid-16th century, scandinavian origin. It means fraud.

Craig: There is nothing flimflam about leo’s and my relationship.

Jackie: Look, doc, you seem like a decent guy, and I’m proud of you for owning who you are. But to leo, you’re nothing more than a mark.

Leo: He’s lying. I swear, he is.

Jackie: Matty, babe, be real. You’ve been targeting him since the moment you met him at that medical convention.

Craig: Wh– how do you know about that?

Jackie: Because I’m leo’s confidant, remember? When he came home that night, on cloud nine I might add, talking about this rich, hot doctor, we discussed over several appletinis how someone in your position, older, closeted, would be easily susceptible to leo’s charms.

Chad: So they concocted a plan to get you to marry him, illegally, of course, because obviously, well, they’re married, then file for divorce and take you to the cleaners.

Leo: They’re–they’re lying. Craig, I would never do that to you. I signed the prenup, remember?

Jackie: You want to see the text messages?

Chad: Yeah, I’ve seen ’em. They’re not pretty.

Gwen: Wait a minute. If this is true, why would you explode your own plan? Why would you stab leo in the back before getting your own payoff?

Jackie: Because he stabbed me in the back first.

Chad: Brady texted me about the aforementioned prenup, that leo gave up his right to craig’s money.

Jackie: Our money–half of that was supposed to be mine. You screwed me over, matty!

Leo: I tried to call and tell you, but your mailbox was full. My god, do you never delete messages?

Craig: So it’s true? This has all been a scam.

Leo: No, no. It was in the beginning, but along the way, I fell for you. I really did.

Chloe: Ugh, please.

Leo: Chloe, it’s not a lie. That’s why when you so rudely shoved that prenup in my face, I signed it. I didn’t care about your money, I just wanted you. Craig, please look at me. I’m telling you the truth.

Craig: When?

Leo: When what?

Craig: You said you fell in love with me. When did that happen?

Leo: I’m not sure. It might have been when you were defending me to your daughter and telling her how much I meant to you. It might have been when we were lying in bed talking about our future. Or maybe it was when you proposed to me. I don’t know, but somewhere along the way, you stopped being a mark, and you started being the man that I love, please… please, can you forgive me? Can we please move past this?

[Dramatic music]

It’s my 4:05, the-show-must-go-on,

Chad: Thank you for coming, darius. You really helped us out.

Jackie: Thanks. Though I have to say, I feel pretty guilty for wrecking leo like that.

Abigail: Telling craig the truth was the right thing to do.

Jackie: Even if I wasn’t doing it for purely altruistic reasons?

Chad: My driver will take you to the jet whenever you’re ready. You should be able to make it back to new york in plenty of time for your show.

Jackie: I like your style, dimera.

Chad: Back at you, jackie.

Abigail: We want to come see your show one of these days.

Jackie: Anytime. Come as my guests. You’ll have to pay full price, of course. Jackie cox doesn’t do freebies. And bring cash for tips. And there’s a two drink minimum. And don’t forget belinda chinashop.

[Cellphone ringing]

Abigail: Excuse me. Sorry. I got to take this real quick.

Leo: Get out of my way.

Brady: You are not going anywhere near craig again. You understand me? It’s over, leo.

Chloe: Thanks. Dad, I’m so sorry.

Craig: Yeah? Why is that? I mean, you got what you wanted. You and your friends, you stopped me from marrying leo and made a fool out of me in the process.

Chloe: No, it wasn’t about that, dad. You–you’re not a fool. You fell in love. Okay?

Craig: Yeah. Yeah, I fell in love.

[Crying] It hurts so much.

Chloe: I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

Craig: [Sobbing]

Chloe: I’m sorry.

Nancy: Bonnie, I– I just want to go comfort craig, but it’s not my job anymore.

Bonnie: Oh, honey, I’m sure chloe’s doing a good job. What do you say we blow this pop stand and get us a drink? Mm-hmm. Come on.

Chad: Abigail’s been on the phone for a while. Do you know who she’s talking to or what she’s talking about?

Jack: Well, maybe it’s “spectator” business, maybe she’s just following up on a big lead.

Jennifer: There’s something that the two of you should probably know.

Jack: Okay.

Jennifer: I mean, I wasn’t gonna say anything, but you should really just be prepared for what is about–

Xander: I know salem weddings are notorious for drama, but I didn’t have bigamy and a drag queen wedding crash on my bingo card, did you?

Gwen: Did you really have to humiliate him so publicly?

Chad: Okay, my intention was to tell craig the truth. He was about to make the mistake of his life.

Justin: Well, I think it’s clear that leo and craig are out of the wedding. So what do you two want to do?

Gwen: I mean, I suppose there’s no reason why we can’t still get married.

Abigail: Actually, there is.

[Dramatic music]

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