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Paulina: Damn it.

Justin: Careful, paulina.

Paulina: So why isn’t there a cop with handcuff keys with you? What happened in court?

Justin: Sorry. They denied you bail.

Paulina: Again?

Justin: Again.

Abe: Hey. Looks like somebody’s been discharged.

Eli: Yeah. Just waiting on the paperwork, and lani’s picking me up.

Abe: Ah. Well, I shouldn’t be too far behind you. I’m just waiting for kayla to show up any time to sign off on my discharge.

Eli: Mm-hmm. Lani mentioned that. She brought some clothes for you.

Abe: Ah, thank you. So you saw her?

Eli: Yeah, I , o of you talk?

Eli: Abe, let’s wait until we’re both discharged.

Abe: Damn it. I don’t wanna wait. Did paulina shoot tr or not?

Lani: Don’t worry about it, julie. He will be finefifi I can’t, julie. I am headed to the hospital to get eli out. Yes, yes. Sure. And hey, julie,

>>Y. If I can explain–

Chanel: Lani, are you okay?

[Phone ringing]

[Line trilling]

Xander: Come on, sarah. Pick up. Just talk to me.

[Phone ringing]

[Phone beeps]

Sarah: Hello, xander.

Xander: Oh, thank god.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Xander: Oh, sarah, you picked up. I’m so glad. Are you–are you at the pub? I’ll come over. I need to see you.

Sarah: I only answered because you keep calling, and that has to stop, xander. Okay?

Xander: Sarah, we have to talk.

Sarah: No, we don’T. We don’t need to talk, because I don’t have anything to say to you. So please stop calling me.

[Phone beeps]

Eric: Sure that’s a good idea?

Paulina: What the hell happened? The whole point of the appeal was to set bail so I could get out of here.

Justin: No. The whole point of the appeal was to determine if the decision to deny you bail was legally viable. It was.

Paulina: It’s because I’m rich, right? They think I’m a flight risk.

Justin: Paulina, the judge didn’t deny you bail because you’re a flight risk. He denied you bail because you confessed to killing a man.

Eli: Abe, we can–we can talk about this later. Privately.

Abe: Why do you keep trying to put me off? When we talked last, we both agreed that lani could have something to do with the shooting. Now, did you talk to her?

Eli: I did.

Abe: And? Damn it. What did she say?

Eli: You really shot tr?

[Tense music]

Lani: It was me.

Eli: Lani had to nothing to do with it.

Lani: I’m fine.

Chanel: You don’t look fine.

Lani: Of course. I don’t look fine. My mother is in jail, and my husband and my father are both in the hospital. And yeah, my biological father was murdered.

Chanel: Oh.

Lani: I’m sorry, chanel. You are not the person I should be dumping this on.

Chanel: Don’t worry about it. Look, lani, when I–when I saw you sitting here, you didn’t look sad or mad or overwhelmed. You just looked lost. Can you tell me what you were thinking about?

Lani: I was thinking about the shooting and, uh… watching tr die in front of me.

Tr: I love you. I forgive you.

Lani: I just–I keep–I keep hearing the last thing that he said to me. That he–that he ever will say.

Chanel: Let it out, lani. Tell me what he said. Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

Nicole: Do you think telling holly this morning is a bad idea?

Rafe: No. No, I just thought that you might want to tell her yourself when the time’s right.

Nicole: The time is right, and I want us to tell her together.

Rafe: Okay. Okay, great. I mean, when I think about the three of us at breakfast, that’s great. I mean, really great. It’s just I just don’t want her to think that I am forcing my way into her life.

Nicole: She’s not gonna think that. She wants you in her life.

Rafe: I hope so.

Nicole: [Sighs] I know so. Rafe, I don’t do anything without thinking about holly. And I just want her to be part of a happy family, and I want that to start right away. Can you understand that?

Rafe: Yes. Yes, I can understand that. But I do have one question.

Nicole: Uh-oh. Okay.

Rafe: Do you have a waffle iron?

Nicole: [Laughs] Yes.

Rafe: Okay.

Sarah: How long were you standing there?

Eric: Long enough to hear you tell xander not to call you again.

Sarah: Don’t you need to take a shower or something?

Eric: No way. I’m cooling down.

Sarah: Well, while you’re cooling down, I still don’t wanna talk about xander.

Eric: Okay. How’d you sleep?

Sarah: Oh, great. You know, wonderful. I wake up every hour or so. And then when I’m asleep, I have really great dreams about desert islands and psych wards. And when I do finally wake up, I can console myself with the fact that I finally know who I am now. I think.

Eric: That sounds awful.

[Both laugh]

Sarah: It is what it is, I guess.

Eric: You know, when everything blew up with me and nicole, I got lost. You know, when I kind of–it took me a while to find my way, but, you know, what I found is that–

Sarah: Eric, I love you so much. I really don’t need a priest right now.

Eric: Well, lucky for you, I’m not one anymore.

Sarah: Oh, I’m so busy feeling sorry for myself I just blurted that out.

Eric: Mm-mm.

Sarah: Please say something.

Eric: We’re one hell of a pair, aren’t we?

Sarah: [Laughs]

Paulina: I didn’t confess to anything. I simply laid out the facts.

Justin: Mm-hmm. Which included the fact that you shot tr.

Paulina: Oh, so now I’m being penalized for being honest. You know, I don’t think so. Now I want you to go back to–

Justin: What I want is for you to listen to me and listen good. Okay? You got this whole act, talking a mile a minute, turning on the charm, barking orders, the old razzle-dazzle. And that might work great in the real estate business. Sometimes it even works good in court. But trying to snow your own lawyer is, and I use this word advisedly, stupid.

Paulina: Don’t sugar coat it.

Justin: I wouldn’t dream of it. Now, paulina, your case isn’t hopeless, but it is serious. So you need to level with me. Just now, you said that you were being penalized for being honest. When you confessed, were you being honest?

Abe: So lani said she didn’t do it?

Eli: That’s right.

Abe: Then why did she say paulina said she shot him? Why did she put it that way?

Eli: Just some slip of the tongue, I guess. And she meant to say that paulina had done it. I mean, she was in shock.

Abe: I heard what I heard. Paulina said, “what have you done?” Did you ask lani what paulina meant by that?

Lani: The last thing he said to me was that he loved me.

Chanel: Wow. Well, that’s a lot to deal with.

Lani: Yeah. [Sighs]

Chanel: So how are you feeling about it?

Lani: Let’s just say it is complicated.

Chanel: Yeah. Have you–have you heard anything about mama? I’m so scared that they might keep her in jail until her trial.

Lani: Justin is going to court this morning to appeal, and see if he can get her released out on bail.

Chanel: Oh, I hope it works. Mama never did well in confined spaces, which for her is anything less than 3,000 square feet.

Lani: [Chuckles]

Chanel: I know that I have to be strong. That’s what mama said when daddy died, but… then we could be strong together. And now she’s the only parent I have left, you know. I’m not ready to lose her.

Lani: Chanel, um… there’s something that I have to tell you. My asthma felt anything but normal.

Chanel: Lani, what is it?

Xander: Oh, there you are. I was just about to head to the bakery to find you.

Chanel: Xander, we’re kind of in the middle of something.

Xander: Sarah hung up on me. I mean, she answered the phone with the sole purpose of hanging up on me.

Chanel: Well, maybe it’s because you weren’t getting the signal that she didn’t want to talk to you. That you were interrupting.

Xander: You’re probably right. See, that’s why I need you. You have to tell me what I have to do to get her back.

[Both chuckling]

Sarah: You’re right. We are one hell of a pair.

Eric: Yeah.

Sarah: [Laughs] So any luck with your parish?

Eric: No, their hands are tied. I broke church protocol, and once I performed those exorcisms, now I gotta live with the consequences.

Sarah: Yeah, but you were fighting the devil. You were helping people. You were saving…

Eric: I know.

Sarah: People. And I think they kicked you out of the priesthood for being too good of a priest.

Eric: I took a vow of obedience.

Sarah: Yeah, but you didn’t do anything wrong.

Eric: Neither did you. Now, here we are both at square one.

Sarah: [Sighs] So what are you gonna do now?

Eric: Hmm.

Nicole: Are you sure you don’t want another waffle?

Holly: No, I’m full. They were really good though.

Rafe: Oh. Thank you.

Holly: Well, I’ll go get my backpack.

Rafe: Wait, honey. Before you go, there’s something that we wanted to talk to you about, and we were waiting for the right to time.

Holly: Okay.

Nicole: You know, that rafe and I have been friends for a really long time.

Rafe: Long time.

Nicole: And now we’ve decided that we wanna get married. What do you think about that?

Rafe: I know that this probably comes as surprise to you.

Holly: No, it’s not.

Nicole: It’s not?

Holly: Well, you’re together all the time now. And mom’s been in a really good mood, and then I saw the ring.

Nicole: You saw the ring?

Holly: You were wearing it. Would you think I wouldn’t see it?

Nicole: Oh.

Rafe: Wow. You know, we have an opening at the detective unit. Yeah. We could use you.

[Nicole and rafe chuckle]

Nicole: Also this makes you happy, right?

Holly: Sure. If I can be the flower girl.

Nicole: [Chuckles]

Eli: Yeah. I did ask lani about that.

Abe: I heard paulina say, “what have you done?” Now what could that mean except–

Eli: Lani shot tr. I get it. But first of all, lani doesn’t remember paulina saying anything like that.

Abe: I know what I heard.

Eli: I know, but lani doesn’t remember. And maybe paulina was saying it to tr after what he had done to you.

Abe: So you think she was talking to tr?

Eli: I mean, it makes sense, doesn’t it? I mean, he attacks you while paulina was in another room. She sees you lying on the floor and just blurts it out. You just happen to be conscious enough to hear.

Abe: Maybe it was about the timing. I feel like–I feel like I heard paulina say that much later when lani was already there.

Paulina: So you wanna know if I was lying when I said I shot tr?

Justin: On second thought, don’t tell me.

Paulina: No?

Justin: No. If I want to get this confession thrown out, I need every argument at my disposal. And if I know that this is a fabrication, the ethics could get real murky.

Paulina: I like that. Fabrications. A lot classier than pack of lies.

Justin: I learned it in law school.

Paulina: I was hoping that you learn how to get your clients out of jail.

Justin: Usually, I’m pretty good at this, but sometimes you have a client who’s screwed things up six ways to sunday before the lawyer shows up.

Paulina: You wouldn’t be talking about me, would you?

Justin: Let’s just say the next time someone’s shot to death in your apartment, call a lawyer before you sign the statement.

Paulina: Duly noted.

Justin: Unless of course there’s a reason why you don’t want your lawyer present.

Paulina: What makes you say that?

Justin: The statement itself. Let’s just say I have some questions as to its accuracy. For instance, you state here that you grabbed the gun away from your daughter, detective price, and then shot mr. Coates.

Paulina: That’s what I said, and that’s what happened.

Justin: Really?

Paulina: Really.

Justin: Then maybe you can explain to me how you were able to get lani’s gun out of its holster. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Abe: [Groans softly] I could swear that when I heard paulina say, “what have you done?” I was coming to. Lani was in the room.

Eli: No offense, abe, but there’s a reason that they’ve kept you here this long.

Abe: Oh, you’re saying that I’m not in control of my faculties?


Eli: You are now, but that night, abe, you got hit really hard. And it’s possible that you just don’t remember the timeline correctly. [Sighs] Honestly, abe, who’s a more reliable witness? Someone with severe head trauma or someone without? I know that we both were really worried about lani being the shooter, but I’ve spoken to her. And I’m confident on what really happened.

Abe: So… it was paulina. We were wrong.

Eli: We were wrong.

Paulina: So that’s your problem? That you don’t think I can pull a gun out of a holster?

Justin: No, I think that’s your problem.

Paulina: What’s that supposed to mean?

Justin: You signed a statement saying that you took lani’s gun and shot tr with it.

Paulina: That’s right.

Justin: I scanned this statement. Took me maybe five minutes.

Paulina: But you billed me for it, right?

Justin: Right now there’s a whole team of assistant district attorneys going through this statement with a fine-tooth comb. If you lied on this statement, that could be obstruction of justice.

Paulina: I’m quaking.

Justin: And one discrepancy could have the whole statement thrown out. And in terms of this investigation, that means going back to square one. Back to the original suspects.

Paulina: Oh, did–well, did you find any discrepancy?

Justin: I don’t know, but something did catch my eye.

Paulina: Lay it on me.

Justin: Paulina, did you know that a police officer’s weapon is secured in place by a snap? So in order for you to grab lani’s weapon away from her, you would’ve had to first unsnap it and then pull it out. And according to your statement, lani didn’t notice you doing that.

Paulina: Lani came in with her gun drawn. Maybe she forgot to snap it back into place. So that means that I could have done exactly what I said I did in that statement. So, counselor, anything else?

Nicole: Oh, honey, of course you can be the flower girl.

Rafe: We would not have anyone else.

Holly: So when’s the wedding?

Nicole: Wow. Actually we haven’t even talked about a date yet.

Rafe: Nope. Well, we wanted to check with you obviously, make sure your schedule was clear, and see how you felt about the whole thing.

Holly: I think it should be soon.

Nicole: Really?

Rafe: OkaY.

Holly: Don’t you, mom? I mean, why wait around, right?

Nicole: Uh–[Chuckles] Rafe?

Rafe: I’m with holly. Why wait around?

Nicole: Okay. Well then I guess we’re getting married as soon as possible.

Rafe: Okay.

Holly: Okay. Now that that’s settled, let me see the rinG.

Nicole: Oh, yes, ma’am. What do you think?

Chanel: I understand why you want sarah bacK.

Xander: Why I have to get sarah back.

Chanel: Okay. But I don’t understand what that has to do with me.

Xander: Well, you and i were married.

Chanel: For like five minutes.

Xander: Yeah, but it was your idea. You thought I was a rich guy, and you tricked me into marrying you.

Chanel: Okay, but you weren’t exactly an unwilling participant.

Xander: No, I was drunk. Because I’d lost sarah.

Lani: You still haven’t answered the question, xandeR. What does this have to do with chanel?

Xander: Well, she’s a woman.

Chanel: You are so observant.

Xander: I’ve started to realize that I don’t know a lot about womeN. I don’t understand them at all really. And you were able to get me to do what you wanted, and I can’t get people to do anything that I want unless I threaten them. And… I wouldn’t wanna threaten saraH.

Chanel: Yeah, that would be bad.

Xander: With jack gone, I don’t have any friends. And I was hoping that maybe you and I were still, you know, kind of friends. What do you say? Can you find it in your heart to help me figure out what to do?

Eric: I don’t know what i’m going to do next. So I have time to figure it out.

Sarah: Well, and whatever it is, I know that there’s a village in africa that would be happy to have you back.

Eric: Mm-mm. I’m not going back.

Sarah: Why not?

Eric: Well, I spoke to somebody that I worked with there. And when they found out that some members of my family were possessed by the devil, they weren’t very eager for my returN. Hmm.

Sarah: I’m really sorry to hear that.

Eric: It’s all righT. It just means that I get to stick around for a little while.

Sarah: Well, selfishly, I’m glad.

[Both chuckle] But don’t worry that you’ll be stuck with me 24/7. I think I should find somewhere to stay.

Eric: Where are you gonna go?

Sarah: Probably to my mom’S.

Eric: Or maybe you should think about going back to xandeR.

Rafe: Well, okay. Now that we’ve settled on the flower girl and when we’re gonna get married, I can get ready for work.

Nicole: Yeah.

Rafe: Yeah.

Nicole: OkaY. And you, young lady, have to get ready for school.

Holly: Can I ask you a question first?

Nicole: Sure, honey. You can ask me anything.

Holly: I’m glad you’re getting married, but what about eric? Isn’t he going to be sad?

Sarah: If I don’t even wanna talk about xander, how in god’s name do you think I’m gonna go back to him?

Eric: Because you love hiM. I know. He hurt you, but the fact is you got past iT.

Sarah: Xander said that I forgave him, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out why.

Eric: Well he worked for it. And priest or no priest, I still believe in forgiveness.

Xander: Well, will you help me?

LanI: Chanel, I’m sorry, but I need to go. They’re discharging eli.

Chanel: But you said you had something to tell me.

Lani: Yeah, I did. You don’t need to worry, okay? Justin is a really good lawyer. I love you.

Chanel: Me too.

Xander: What was that all about?

Chanel: It’s personal.

[Groans softly] Okay. Listen, xander. I get that you are torn up about what happened with sarah. And yes, i am a woman, and yes, I can sometimes get people to do what i want them to do. But from what you told me before, sarah made it very clear to you on your wedding day that she wants nothing to do with you. And she hooked up with her ex and dumped you.

Xander: Technically, yes.

Chanel: What do you mean technically?

Xander: It was a long story, but it turns out it wasn’t her that dumped me.

Chanel: Oh, was it the devil?

Xander: No, it was kristen dimera in a sarah mask.

Chanel: Okay. This town is beyond weirD.

Xander: Can you imagine? You get dumped by someone. You go through all the pain of thinking that they don’t wanna be with you anymore. And then later on, you find out that they weren’t actually the one who did it.

Chanel: Actually I can, because the same thing happened to me. Twice.

Paulina: I told you what happeneD. Now, it’s your job to get them to drop the charges. Now, you tell that court whatever you have to. I was an abused woman, had a delayed reaction to ptsd. Just get me out of here.

Justin: It’s going to be a long, slow process.

Paulina: Then you better get started.

Justin: Right.

Paulina: Justin, thank you.

Justin: Don’t expect miracles. For god’s sake, don’t make any more statements.

Abe: All righT. We’ll let this go.

Eli: I already have.

Abe: Eli, you know, I didn’t mean to accuse lani. I just–I just wanna understand what happened. I guess what happened is that paulina shot and killed tr just like she said she did.

Eli: That’s right.

Abe: That poor woman. You know what gets me? That low life, he didn’t come here to find his family or to make amends. He came here to make a bucK. And in his spare time, he screwed up the lives of so many people that he doesn’t even deserve to know. And after all the pain and sorrow he put her through, now she has to pay for what she did. And that bastard so richly deserved it.

Eli: Sounds like you still really care for her.

Abe: I told julie that I loved paulina, and I was on my way to tell her.

Eli: Why not tell her today? Hey, hell. If there’s anything I’ve learned from being in here these past three months is that there’s no time like the present.

Abe: You sound like your grandmother.

Eli: [Chuckling] Oh.

[Both chuckle] Yeah, well, maybe she is rubbing off on me. What are you waiting for? Come on. Get up. Get dressed. Go tell paulinA.

Abe: [Chuckles]

Nicole: Honey, why do you think eric will be sad?

Holly: Because you were married to eric before, and now you’re going to marry rafe.

Nicole: Eric won’t be sad. He’ll be happy for me. Just like I’m happy for him that he’s a priest and helping people, because that’s what makes him happy. You don’t have to worry about eric. Even if we’re not together, we’re both really, really happY.

Eric: Xander did everything he could to prove himself to you, and you took him back. Not only were you together, but you were planning on getting married. And you would’ve been married if kristen hadn’t intervened.

Sarah: Yeah, but she did.

Eric: I know it’s gonna take you some time to get over all the things that have happened to you. Maybe once you have, maybe you should consider taking him back. Forgive him.

Chanel: OkaY. So here’s what I don’t get. If kristen was the one who dumped you and not sarah, then why do you need to win sarah back?

Xander: Because kristen didn’t stop there. She also drugged sarah. And a side effect of the drug is that sarah now hates me for something I did a long time ago that she already forgave me foR. But because of the drug, she–well, she remembers hating me, but she doesn’t remember the forgiveness part, so I need to find a way to get her to remember. So what do I do?

Lani: Good news. Kayla just signed your release form, and you’re good to gO.

Eli: Oh, great. Hey, i talked to your dad.

LanI: About what happened that night?

Eli: It’s okaY. All right. I convinced him that we were barking up the wrong tree. He believes that paulina’s the one that did it.

Paulina: Oh, it’s about timE. Abraham! Oh, you’re out of the hospital?

Abe: YeS. I was just dischargeD.

Paulina: Oh, thank god. I’ve been so worried about you.

Abe: I’ve been worried about you too.

Paulina: [Chuckles] I can’t believe it. I almost left town with ray when you were bleeding on the floor of my apartment. What were you doing there in the first place?

Abe: I had come to tell you how I–how I feel about you.

Paulina: You didn’t have to do that. You made it very clear how you felt about me when you said you can never have a relationship with me, because you could never really trust me.

Abe: I know what I said. But I’ve changed my mind.

Paulina: What do you mean you changed your mind?

Abe: That night… before i came to your apartment, I’d come to pick up the twins from julie’S. And… Well, let’s just say she gave me an earful. I mean, you know that the two of you got off to a rocky start, but she is definitely in your corner now.

Paulina: [Chuckles] What did she say?

Abe: Oh, for me to get over my tired self.

[Both laugh] Said I should tell you– I should tell you how I felt about you. And, um… that’s why I came therE. To tell you that… I want be with you. I love you.

Paulina: Oh. I see.

Abe: You know, what happened that night it didn’t– it doesn’t change how I feel about you.

Paulina: As you know, you know i love you too. And hearing you say those things, it’s like a dream come true. Abraham, I’m probably going to prison.

Abe: And if that happens, and if there’s any justice in this world, it won’T. But if that happens, doesn’t change anythinG. I am afraid… you’re stuck with me.

LanI: I ran into chanel on my way here, and she was so upset about paulina. She was scared, and it took everything in me not to tell her the truth. That paulina didn’t shoot tr. I did, eli.

Eli: Baby, I know that you feel guilty for paulina taking the rap, and now I feel bad for chanel too. But chanel is a grown woman. She’s had her mother her entire life. Our kids, they’re gonna need their mother for the next 17 years or so. And I am gonna do whatever, whatever it takes to make sure that they have her.

Chanel: Listen, xander. I feel for you. Against my better judgment, I do. But I just don’t think I’m the best person to be handing out romantic advice right now. My mother is in prison and I’m in love with twins and I thought they both dumped me, but it turns out that they hadn’T.

Xander: But that’s exactly why you’re the perfect person. Don’t you see? We’re in the same boat.

Chanel: Then I guess… all I can say is hang in there.

Xander: That’s it? Hang in there?

Chanel: That’s all I got. Good luck. I mean it.

Xander: [Sighs] Hang in there. Bloody brilliant. Could have come up with that myself.

Sarah: Um, I was just coming to find you.

Xander: You were?

Sarah: I was wondering if we could maybe talk, um, alone. [Chuckles] Or if, you know, now is not a good time–

Xander: Oh, no, no. It’s a fine time. It’s just fine.

Nicole: Eric.

Eric: Nicole, hey.

Nicole: I’m glad you’re here. I thought you might have left.

Eric: I’m still here.


Nicole: Like I said, I’m glad. Listen, I have some news, and I want you to hear it from me first.

Eric: What’s that?

Nicole: Rafe and i are engaged.

Eric: Oh, that’s– that’s great. Congratulations.

Nicole: Oh, um, thank you.

Eric: Yeah. You know, actually I have some news of my own. Might not be going back to africa. I got kicked out of the priesthood.

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