Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Belle: [Scoffs] I don’t understand. You’re supposed to be in prison.
Jan: Shawn came to my rescue. He convinced them to let me out of there.
[Groans] And then, uh, he asked me to move in with him.
Shawn: No, that is not how it went down.
Belle: Oh, really? How did it go down?
Shawn: Jan has a medical condition which requires her to be in bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy.
Belle: So? She can’t rest in her bed at statesville?
Jan: It’s not very restful there. Or safe.
Shawn: Look, they had her in the infirmary and I spoke to the warden and they said they couldn’t guarantee that she was gonna get the proper care that she needed.
Belle: Okay, so the warden agreed to let her out?
Shawn: He and the judge. They agreed to put her on house arrest.
Belle: Our house?
Jan: I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be here. It was so stressful to be pregnant and in prison. I mean, that place, it’s just– it’s full of dangerous, unsavory characters.
Allie: I don’t know if you’ve heard, but ben and ciara are having a baby.
Evan: Yeah. Before he got out, clyde mentioned it about a hundred times.
Allie: Proud grandpa, huh?
Evan: [Chuckles] Sure.
Allie: Well, that baby boy is very important to me. And as you might imagine, it’s also important to ben. But our plans for that kid’s future don’t really… align.
Ej: Johnny, it’s your father. Again, sorry to disrupt your journey of self-discovery, but I need you to sign back over my dimera shares. Also… I miss you, son, and I would like to hear from you, so please call me back.
[Soft tense music]
[Banging on door]
Johnny: Do you hear that? It’s–somebody’s coming! We’re saved!
Andre: Hello, boys. Now… what’s with all the commotion?
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Ciara: Ben? Ben, are you home? Where is your father, baby? He’s not at the garage like he said he’d be.
[Knock at door]
Ciara: Jake. [Sighs]
Jake: Is ben here? I need to talk to you guys.
Ciara: No, actually. Ben is not here.
Jake: You know where he is?
Ciara: I do not. I just woke up this morning, and he was gone.
Ciara: Gone. I’ve been looking all over for him, jake. I’ve been looking everywhere, but it’s like– it’s like he disappeared into thin air. I don’t know. I’m starting to think something really bad has happened to him.
Ben: Tony! Hey! Thank god you’re here. You gotta get us out of these chains.
Ben: Look, do you have maybe the keys or–or a hacksaw or something?
Johnny: Save your breath.
Ben: [Stutters] Ciara needs me right now. The devil is after her and our baby, and she needs me right now, tony.
Johnny: He’s not gonna set us free.
Ben: What? Why not?
Johnny: Because that’s not tony.
Ben: What are you talking about? I know your uncle when I see him.
Andre: I am his uncle… but regretfully, not the one you think.
Ben: Wait, what? What are you saying?
Andre: Andre dimera at your service. If you haven’t tried dawn powerwash dish spray,
Belle: Why would you do this? Why would you move jan spears into our home?
Shawn: It’s the only way that I could get her out of there. I promised that she was gonna be living in a house with a cop, so I could keep a close eye on her.
Jan: Not that I can get into any trouble with this thing on. And, you know, bed rest.
Belle: So you didn’t think to run this by me before moving her in here?
Shawn: Belle, you haven’t been living here.
Belle: I didn’t move out! I went to stay with my parents!
Shawn: Yeah, but for how long? I mean, last time we spoke, you said you didn’t want to come home.
Belle: Well, obviously, I changed my mind.
Shawn: Really? Wait, that’s why you’re back?
Belle: Eric convinced me to come home and try and work things out, but obviously, that was a huge mistake.
Ej: Yes, I’m well aware I’m no longer in charge of the company, but I’m still a dimera, and my son is on the board, and I need your help to track him down. You’re the head of security, for god’s sake.
[Scoffs] You know what? Someday soon, I’m going to be ceo again, and when that happens, the first thing I’m going to do is fire your disloyal ass and make sure you never work again!
Susan: Oh! Elvis, jr! My goodness, you need to do something about that anger! It’s gonna eat you up!
Ej: Mother, when did you get back into town?
Susan: Oh, just now, just now. Okay, you know what? You need to direct me to our sweet johnny right now.
Ej: He’s not here.
Susan: Well, where is he?
Ej: Why do you need to know? What’s the urgency?
Susan: Ugh! The urgency is is that I’m very, very, very worried. Oh, elvis! My beloved grandbaby is–
[Gasps] He’s in danger!
Ben: You can’t be andre.
Andre: Why not?
Ben: Because andre dimera’s dead. Abigail smashed him in his head with an urn.
Andre: Oh, yes, yes. Abigail can be quite feisty when she’s not herself. But then, of course, you would know that, being on the receiving end of one of her… episodes, huh?
Ben: [Scoffs] I don’t get it. What–what– what is he, like a ghost?
Johnny: I–I think– I think he’s been summoned.
Ben: Summoned? Summoned by the devil?
Johnny: To do his dirty work.
Andre: Hey. A job’s a job.
Johnny: He visited me once before. He used my blood and forged my signature with it on a note which made it seem like I left town.
Andre: [Chuckles] And it worked like a charm. Now everybody thinks that my little nephew here has gone to europe to find himself. I just love all these dark powers at my disposal.
Ben: So why are you here this time? What the hell does the devil want with us now?
Ciara: So allie found this note on the floor.
Jake: Did you go to the garage?
Ciara: Yeah. He didn’t show up there at all. I even asked clyde if he’s seen him, but no. I don’t suppose you’ve heard from him?
Jake: No, I’m sorry.
Ciara: [Sighs] What if he got into a car accident on his way to work? Last night, allie came over to drop off this tea that’s supposed to help me sleep, and it worked. It knocked me completely out. And ben also had some, so what if he was driving to work this morning, and he fell asleep behind the wheel, and he’s hurt, lying in a ditch somewhere?
Jake: Who are you calling?
Ciara: I’m calling the police.
Evan: I don’t get it. What do you want with ciara’s baby?
Allie: Does it matter?
Evan: I’m a father. As much as I hate ben and ciara, I would never do anything to harm a child.
Allie: Oh, no, no. Trust me. I am very invested in the well-being of baby boy weston. That’s why I want to get rid of ben. He’d screw everything up.
Evan: So you think ben will be a bad influence on his kid?
Allie: Something like that. In any case, I need him removed from the picture.
Evan: And that’s where I come in.
Allie: You better.
Evan: So just to be clear… you’re asking me to kill ben weston? Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,
Shawn: Belle, please don’t go. Please?
Belle: You think I’m gonna stick around here and play “three’s company” with the two of you?
Shawn: There is no two of us.
Jan: And technically, there’s already three, if you count the baby, which I guess makes you mr. Roper. Or mr. Furley, if you prefer.
Shawn: Okay, can you please stop talking?
Jan: Just trying to help.
Shawn: You’re not helping. You’re doing the exact opposite.
Belle: Well, of course she’s not helping because she is loving every second of this. She wants you all to herself, shawn, and you know what? As far as I’m concerned, that’s fine by me.
Allie: Am I asking you to kill ben weston? Interesting question.
Evan: Is that what you want?
Allie: Well, would be kinda fun watching him die. But it would be much more satisfying to torment him for the rest of his life.
Evan: How we gonna do that?
Allie: Remember that little prank you played on ciara when you were holding her captive?
Evan: Yeah, where i made her think ben died.
Allie: Yeah, that. Fake newspaper article and everything. Very inventive.
Evan: Thank you, but she didn’t buy it.
Allie: It’s because you didn’t have a partner to sell it. This time, we will be much more convincing.
Evan: What are you, like a photoshop ninja or something?
Allie: Not exactly. In order to fool ciara, you need to be much more up close and personal.
Evan: It’s gonna be a bit difficult, seeing as I’m stuck in this hellhole.
Allie: Oh. I thought you understood, silly goose. I’m breaking you out.
Ciara: Okay, great. Thank you, rafe. I really appreciate it. Love you. Bye.
Jake: What did he say?
Ciara: Well, um, technically, it is too early to file a missing person’s report, but as a favor to me, he’s gonna get the cops on it.
Jake: That’s good news, right? Hopefully, you’ll hear something soon.
Ciara: Mm-hmm, yeah, yeah. Hopefully.
Jake: All right, I’m gonna get out of your hair.
Ciara: Wait, wait, no please. Please don’t go. Please stay.
Jake: Sure. Yeah.
Ciara: I’m gonna go crazy sitting here alone, waiting for him. And didn’t you say that you had something that you wanted to talk about with me and ben?
Jake: Yeah, that can wait.
Ciara: I know, but you said it was really important. And I can use a distraction. Please, jake.
Jake: All right. It’s gonna sound a little batty, though.
Jake: So… you remember how we thought that johnny dimera was possessed by the devil?
Ciara: Mm-hmm. Yeah. And what about it?
Jake: I’m beginning to think maybe we were right.
Ej: Why do you think johnny’s in trouble?
Susan: I had a premonition! Oh, baby, it was a strong one!
Ej: Were there any specifics with this premonition?
Susan: Johnny, he was in peril, and, uh–mortal peril. Okay, when was the last time you set your peepers on him?
Ej: In person? It’s been months.
Ej: By the time I was released from statesville, he was gone.
Susan: Gone? Gone where?
Susan: Italy? What–he–he– he left the country without saying goodbye?
Ej: He needed to get away to find himself. At least, that’s what the note said.
Susan: Well, let me see that note.
[Sighs] Oh! Oh, no, no, no. No!
Ej: What is it?
Susan: Oh, oh!
Susan: Elvis, elvis, you’ve been deceived! Your son did not write this! Oh!
Ben: I’m not writing a letter trying to trick ciara into thinking that I’ve left town. She wouldn’t believe it if I did, anyway.
Andre: Perhaps not. But she certainly fell for that note you left her this morning.
Ben: What note?
Andre: Well, the contents are irrelevant. What’s important is that we were able to buy time.
Johnny: Time? Time for what?
Andre: Well, to put all the pieces in place. And it’s all coming together, my little nephew.
Ben: Look, andre. I know you have your orders or whatever, but you have to let us go, okay? I need to protect my wife and my unborn baby. I will do anything.
Andre: Well, I’m so happy you said that, because I’m here to offer you a deal. I will grant you your freedom on one condition.
Ben: Name it.
Andre: That you kill my nephew, johnny roman.
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Ej: I know my own son’s handwriting, and that’s johnny’s signature.
Susan: All right, you know what, elvis? I may not be a fancy-pants handwriting expert, but I assure you johnny is not the author of this here letter.
Ej: How can you tell?
Susan: Well, I guess I’m getting just one of those unnatural vibrations from it.
Ej: You’re getting a vibration from the letter?
Susan: Yes, I am! Yes, yes! You know what? [Sighs] Ah! Someone else definitely wrote this, someone–someone with a very different energy, a very dark energy.
Susan: Oh! Oh, good lord, just hold on, hold on. I’m seeing his face. I’m seeing his face. Okay, it’s your brother, it’s your brother. It’s your brother!
Ej: Which one?
Susan: It’s tony dimera!
Ej: I seriously doubt that, mother. Tony’s had his hands full dealing with his wife and sarah horton.
Susan: I know what I saw!
Ej: It just doesn’t make any sense. Why would tony fake a letter from johnny?
Susan: That is a very good question, elvis, all right? Let me–let me–okay, okay.
[Sighs and sniffs]
Ej: [Groans softly]
Susan: [Sniffing deeply] Oops, oops!
Ej: What do you mean, oops?
Susan: I mean–I mean it’s the right face, wrong brother. The scoundrel who faked this letter is andre dimera.
Ej: Okay, mother, that’s impossible. Andre is dead.
Susan: Okay, well, maybe somebody forgot to tell him.
Andre: So do we have a deal?
Ben: I’m not killing anyone.
Andre: Oh. Well, it’s not like you haven’t murdered before. Besides, this time, it’s for a good cause.
Johnny: [Scoffs] A good cause?
Andre: Yes, a chance for ben to reunite with his wife and his unborn child.
Ben: Andre, I am sure that there is some other way.
Johnny: Yeah, maybe something that doesn’t result in my death?
Andre: Well, that’s the deal, and the terms are not negotiable.
Johnny: Why does the devil want me dead?
Andre: Because he likes to clean up after himself, and he’s so over you. But as far as ben is concerned, he’s just getting started.
Ben: I won’t be a murderer. Not again.
Andre: Oh, oh, I can see your wheels turning. I can feel it inside you. Yes, yes, you’re thinking there may be a loophole somewhere where you can save johnny roman here and perhaps take your own life, but we’ve already dealt with that. You see, it’s now called the susan banks clause.
Ben: This is insane.
Andre: But this… is where we’re at. Yes, you want to be with ciara. You just have to kill my nephew here in this family vault. And the weapon, well, that’s up to you.
Johnny: If the devil wants me dead so bad, why doesn’t he just kill me himself?
Andre: Because he can’t! Your twin sister–she puts up too much of a fight.
Johnny: Good for allie.
Andre: Oh, yes, good for allie. Good for her to postpone the inevitable. I can’t wait. It’ll be so entertaining to watch ben end your life.
Ben: I’m not doing it.
Johnny: [Sighs] Oh, thank you, ben.
Andre: Well, let’s not be too hasty. How about a taste of freedom?
Andre: I said a taste of freedom. I’m not an idiot. Hmm. You should save your energy, ben, because you’re gonna need it to finish off johnny roman.
Andre: I believe this is your weapon of choice.
Andre: No? All you have to do is wrap it around his scrawny, little neck and squeeze. And then, you’ll be free to go home to your precious ciara.
Ciara: Johnny wasn’t possessed by the devil. Belle was. I mean, you know that. Her own parents performed her exorcism.
Jake: No, right, I know, but it’s just, I’ve been having these…. these flashes.
Ciara: What kind of flashes?
Jake: Well, they’re kind of like dreams, but they’re happening more and more, and so now I’m starting to think that they’re memories.
Ciara: Okay. Memories of what, exactly?
Jake: Johnny with these creepy, glowing eyes.
Ciara: Um, are you sure that’s what you saw?
Jake: Yeah, it was the day that johnny and gabi pulled that whole hostile takeover at dimera, that whole power move, all right? Johnny and I ended up fighting. I ended up on the ground, and now, I’m starting to piece together how I got there. And are you sure this is a real memory?
Jake: I don’t know why my brain would make it up.
Ciara: Um, well, I know you don’t like johnny. He and gabi pulled some really shady stuff with you, so maybe this is your subconscious trying to come up with a reason to make him a bad guy.
Jake: Or maybe my nephew was possessed, and if he was, then that means the devil’s still here.
Evan: You’re going to break me out?
Allie: Well, we need to convince ciara you offed her husband. Bit hard to do that when you’re stuck in here.
Evan: Okay, let’s say you can get me out of here. Why would ciara believe me, especially after I already told her the same lie?
Allie: Don’t worry about that; I’ll take care of it. Are you in?
Evan: Sure, I guess. How are we gonna pull it off?
Allie: Well, don’t let this perky, blonde exterior fool you. I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve.
Evan: You never told me your name. Who are you?
Allie: I go by a lot of names, and I am someone more powerful than you could ever imagine.
Evan: What does that mean?
Allie: I’ll show you.
Evan: What the hell?
Demon allie: Now you’re catching on.
Trelegy for copd.
Shawn: Look can we please talk about this in private?
Belle: No, there’s no point. You made your choice.
Shawn: My choice? I choose you, belle. I always choose you.
Belle: It doesn’t feel that way.
Shawn: I had to do this for the baby, but you and I– we’re married, we love each other, and we’re gonna make this work.
Shawn: Look, I don’t know yet.
Belle: Jan spears is living in our house, shawn! Jan spears!
Jan: You don’t have to keep saying my name like that.
Shawn: Stay out of it, all right? This is only until the baby is born, and she’s gonna be on bed rest the entire time.
Belle: And you think we can trust her? She tried to kill me more than once.
Jan: It’s unhealthy to hold on to grudges.
Shawn: Okay, stop, jan. Seriously, stop talking.
Belle: You know what? I can’t live like this. I’m out.
Susan: I’m telling you, elvis, that this letter was written by the devious and postmortem hand of andre dimera and that he must have done something to our sweet johnny.
Ej: I think your intuition is malfunctioning, mother. Andre is dead and buried.
Susan: Yeah, but the devil owns his immortal soul.
Ej: You think the devil brought him back?
Susan: Yeah, brought him back to hurt johnny.
Ej: Johnny is fine. He is in italy. I assure you, he’s fine.
Susan: Okay. Then you just–you get him on the phone. I wanna hear his voice.
Susan: You–you can’t do it, can you?
Ej: I left him a message right before you arrived. He’ll call back soon.
Susan: Okay, but what if he can’t? What if the zombie andre has kidnapped him to do lucifer’s bidding?
Ej: Now he’s a zombie?
Susan: Oh, undead, demonic. I don’t know what you call it. All I know is, my premonition–
Ej: Mother, mother, please. You’re getting yourself worked up over nothing.
Susan: Oh, my goodness, the welfare of my grand-baby’s soul is not nothing, elvis!
Ej: Why don’t you go lie down in one of the guest rooms, and when johnny returns my call, I’ll come get you? Okay?
Susan: But I–
Ej: Mother, please, johnny is fine, you’ll see. Please, for me. Please. Johnny is fine, I promise you. Come on. Thank you.
[Uneasy warbling music]
Jake: So johnny’s in italy.
Ciara: Yeah, and apparently, he left without saying goodbye to anyone.
[Cell phone rings]
Jake: Is that rafe?
Ciara: Uh, no. It’s a spam call. It is killing me, sitting around, waiting here for answers.
Jake: Can you think of anybody else who might know where ben is?
Ciara: I called marlena and left her a message, but she hasn’t gotten back to me either.
Jake: Well, then, maybe that’s it. Maybe he’s in a session with marlena, and that’s why neither of them are answering.
Ciara: Hmm. That is entirely possible. Um… I’m gonna go to the hospital to check on that.
Jake: Want me to stay here in case he comes back?
Ciara: Yeah. Yeah, jake, that would be amazing. Thank you.
Jake: You got it. Ciara.
Jake: I’m sure he’s okay.
[Gentle piano music]
Andre: Come on, ben. I know that killer instinct is inside you, especially protecting ciara and your unborn son.
Ben: No. I am not that person anymore, and I can’t kill johnny.
Andre: Why not? Unlike all those innocent women that you strangled. I mean, look at him. So arrogant, selfish, just like a true dimera. And some say that he deserves it.
Johnny: Hey, I’m right here.
Andre: No one’s gonna miss you.
Johnny: Ben, don’t listen to him. You really think he’s gonna let you go, even if you do kill me?
Andre: Hey, I’ve got a guarantee from the big man himself downstairs, and a deal’s a deal, even when it comes to the prince of darkness.
Johnny: Don’t trust him, ben.
Andre: Ben, time is running out. It’s now or never. Ciara’s life depends on it.
Shawn: Look, belle, I know that you were upset, and you have every right to be, but we can work this out, so please, please call me, all right?
Jan: Sorry, shawn.
Shawn: You know what? No, you’re not, jan. She’s right. You are loving every single bit of this. You know what? I’m gonna go track her down.
Jan: I think you should take the hint.
Jan: I’m just saying, belle’s upset right now. If you don’t give her some space, you’re only gonna make it worse.
Shawn: Okay, house rule number one: You do not get to weigh in on my marriage, ever. You got it?
Jan: Fine. I was just trying to give you the female perspective. Let’s talk about something more pleasant.
Shawn: Like what?
Jan: How about pie?
Jan: Baby’s craving it. Would you get us some? I was thinking cherry. No, apple. No, let’s stick with the cherry. Apple–I don’t know. Would you get us both?
Ej: I’m sorry, tony. I don’t even know why I asked. Of course you didn’t write that letter. Yes, I understand andre is dead, but you know how my mother gets. Look, um, good luck with anna, and let me know if I can be of any help. Oh, that’s not a very good sign.
Belle: Oh, well, I’m just getting started.
Ej: Let me guess. Jan spears?
Belle: [Laughs] Ding, ding, ding!
Ej: You said that she contacted shawn from prison. Did he go visit her?
Belle: Oh, yeah, he did, but it’ll be his last trip to statesville.
Ej: Well, that’s good, right?
Belle: [Laughs] No, it’s not, because instead, he moved that crazy bitch into my house.
Johnny: What do you mean, I’m not johnny?
Susan: I mean you are that mean, mean, mean devil himself, and as god is my witness, I am gonna put an end to your reign of terror once and for all!
[Sighs] But I was wrong. I mean, it was belle black that was possessed, not johnny. Right?
Johnny: Ben, look at me. Look at me, ben! Look! Hey. This is not you. Andre is trying to corrupt your soul. That’s why he’s doing this!
Andre: Oh, let’s be honest. Your soul’s already corrupted. We’re all lost causes.
Johnny: That’s not true. Ben, my grandma marlena has told me how much progress you’ve made. You have a good heart. Okay? After all she’s done for you, you can’t repay her by killing her grandson.
Andre: Oh. You gotta act now, ben. Your wife and your child are in danger.
Ben: From the devil.
Andre: From a mortal, and if you don’t get to them soon, you’re gonna lose them forever.
Johnny: Ben, he’s lying!
Andre: Ben, you’ve gotta do this, for ciara… or for your child.
Johnny: Ben, ben… please. Please don’t do this. Please don’t do this. Ben… mm, mm…
Ben: I won’t do this. I can’t do this. I can’t do this. I can’T. I can’t do this because of my love for ciara. I can’t because she’s the one who saved me from–from this, from you.
Andre: Oh, well. That’s unfortunate, isn’t it?
[Knock at door]
Jake: Can I help you?
Evan: Hi. Is ciara home?
Jake: No, she just left.
Evan: That’s okay. I’ll wait.
Jake: I don’t know who you are, man, but you’re gonna have to wait somewhere else.
Evan: Ciara won’t mind. She and I are old friends.
Jake: Wait a minute. I do know you.
Evan: I doubt it, pal.
Jake: No, I know you. You’re that punk who kept ciara locked up. How the hell’d you get out of prison?
Evan: Let’s just say a new friend helped me out.
Jake: What friend?
Evan: That friend.
No matter who you are,
Allie: This is the second time I’ve had to knock this guy out cold.
Evan: Those concussions are gonna start adding up.
Allie: [Laughs] I knew i liked you. This jake is really becoming a pain in my ass. And back in philly, he had so much promise.
Evan: What are we gonna do with him?
Allie: Well, he wasn’t part of the plan, but since he’s here, he may as well make himself useful.
Jan: Mmm. This really hits the spot. Thank you, shawn. Listen, I know I’m not supposed to talk about her…
Shawn: Yeah, please do not.
Jan: All I’ll say is, I think it’s best that belle did not stay.
Shawn: Oh, really? And here I thought you wanted her around.
Jan: Joking aside, shawn, I think we both know that stress is bad for the baby, and that’s all we need to be focusing on right now. I mean, nothing is more important than our sweet little bundle of joy.
Belle: Mm. You know, the worst part is, is I was ready to move home. I really wanted to make it work.
Ej: I’m so sorry. Jan certainly knows how to get what she wants.
Belle: And after all these years, shawn still falls for it. I just don’t understand him.
Ej: Look, I’m not saying he did the right thing by bringing her into your home, but as a father, I get why you would move heaven and earth to protect your child.
Belle: Is something going on with johnny?
Ej: I haven’t heard from him since he left, and I would do anything to know that he was safe and sound.
Belle: Do you have some reason to believe he’s not?
Ej: [Snorts] It’s probably nothing, but mother’s got it into her head that he could be in danger.
Susan: Elvis was right. My psychic powers are on the fritz. Know what? I just need some rest.
[Sighs] I feel it in my bones, and you– you must have jumped out of dr. Marlena evans and into my sweet johnny during the exorcism, and you can’t fool me! You can’t, not anymore!
Johnny: [Laughs] Oh…
Demon johnny: I guess you’re not as dumb as you look.
Susan: Oh! It’s you! Beelzebub! I knew it! I knew it!
Demon johnny: Congratulations, susie Q. You figured it out. So now what are you gonna do about it?
Susan: Oh! Oh, sweet dear baby jesus! Oh…
Ben: Dear god, I know I don’t have the right to ask anything of you. Please protect ciara and our baby.
Andre: Huh. Huh. You could have done that yourself, but you made the wrong decision. And since you refuse to kill my nephew, johnny roman, the devil has no need for you either!
Johnny: What are you saying?
Andre: Since you decided to save johnny roman’s life… I’m about to end yours!
Ciara: Oh, that was a bust. Marlena says that she hasn’t– evan.
Evan: Hey, ciara. I’m just catching up with an old friend.