Days of Our Lives Transcript
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EJ: This is a surprise.
Nicole: Oh, I’m sure it is. It’s been awhile since you kicked me to the curb, trying to get sami back. Remind me again, how did that work out for you?
EJ: So you decided to drop by to say, “I told you so”?
Nicole: No, actually I need a favor. Okay, so remember you filed my divorce papers when I split from eric?
EJ: I do.
Nicole: Do you happen to have a copy of those? Because I can’t seem to find mine anywhere.
EJ: I’m sure I have a copy somewhere. Is there a problem? Eric isn’t disputing the divorce, is he?
Nicole: No, not at all.
EJ: So why do you need those papers?
Nicole: Because rafe and i are engaged.
Rafe: He’s the most beautiful baby boy.
Rafe: Wow. It’s a good thing you and ben were able to bring him home safe and sound, huh?
Ciara: Yeah. Yeah. And after everything we’ve been through, it’s really nice to focus on the sweet, lovely things. Like how much he eats, how much she sleeps, how much he doesn’t sleep. And now we are introducing him to the most important people in his life.
Rafe: Oh, well, I’m flattered I made the list.
Ciara: Are you kidding? Rafe, you are, like, at the top of the list.
Ciara: In fact, well, ben and I were wondering if you would consider being bo’s godfather.
Jan: Hmm. Sonny, sonny, sonny. Such a naughty boy. How did you get in here?
Ben: Sorry to startle you. The door was open. Is shawn around?
Jan: He’s still at work, but he’s just a phone call away.
Ben: Okay. Could you just let him know that I stopped by? I know he wanted to speak to ciara and me about something.
Jan: Oh, you’re ben weston.
Ben: Yeah. And I will let you get back to whatever you were doing.
Jan: No, no, please don’t go. I’m sorry for acting so cold before, but you can’t be too careful. No offense.
Ben: None taken. I’ll speak with shawn later.
Jan: I know why he called. It was about me.
Jan: Where are my manners? I’m jan spears. And I’d love to babysit your precious little angel.
Shawn: I can’t believe this.
Belle: You can’t really be surprised.
Shawn: That you want a divorce? Of course, I am.
Belle: Shawn, those aren’t divorce papers. What I want is a legal separation.
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Shawn: You’re jumping the gun here. No, we need to discuss this.
Belle: Everything I need to say is in that document.
Shawn: Look, I know that things have been difficult.
Belle: Difficult? They’ve been impossible. And I just think that a legal separation will bring us both some clarity.
Shawn: Some clarity about what? I mean, jan? Jan, she’s gonna have the baby then she’s gonna go back to prison. And then–and then you’re gonna move back home.
Belle: And do what? Raise jan’s baby with you?
Ben: You want to babysit my son?
Jan: I’m sure you must have heard that shawn and I are about to have our own little one.
Ben: I have heard.
Jan: So your child and ours will be cousins.
Jan: And I really need to practice taking care of a baby before ours arrives. And, you know, I thought with little bo, we’d be keeping it all in the family.
Ben: Right. Except ciara and I really aren’t in the market for a babysitter at the moment.
Jan: No? I mean, don’t you think you’ll want a little quality time, maybe a date night out?
Ben: Maybe. Eventually. Yeah. But, you know, right now we just really love spending time with our little boy. Plus he sleeps a lot. So we got plenty of quality time together, my wife and I.
Jan: Ben, I wouldn’t be alone with the baby if that’s what you’re worried about. And shawn, he would be here with me every second.
Ben: And thank you for offering, jan, really. I think we’re good right now. I’ll let you know if we change our minds.
Jan: Our minds, plural? But you haven’t even asked ciara how she’d feel about it.
Ben: Obviously not, but I’m quite sure that ciara won’t like the idea either.
Rafe: Okay? I’m honored. Okay. But are you sure about this? What about shawn?
Ciara: Well, shawn kind of has his hands full with his own baby coming and that’s–well that’s a wee bit complicated.
Rafe: Mm-hmm. That’s an understatement.
Ciara: And besides you were always our number one choice anyway. I mean with you, we get a godfather and a baseball coach all in one.
Rafe: Yeah. He does look like a fielder.
Ciara: Doesn’t he? Right? There we go.
Rafe: And I guess you guys probably want to get him baptized by eric before he goes back to africa, right?
Ciara: Oh, you didn’t hear the news?
Rafe: Uh, well, what news?
Ciara: Well, uncle roman stopped by today to say hi to little baby bo.
Ciara: And he told us that eric is no longer a priest.
Brady: How could the vatican expel you?
John: If they have no reason to justify that kind of decision?
Eric: They actually have two. Two unauthorized exorcisms I performed is enough.
John: Oh, come on. That’s crazy. You were doing that for family. You not only saved doc’s life but allie’s too.
Brady: Isn’t that what the church is all about? Fighting satan, saving souls?
John: Oh, yeah. Well, what did they want you to do? Just let the devil win?
Marlena: This is all my fault.
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EJ: You’re marrying rafe hernandez?
EJ: You know I don’t–
Nicole: Yes. I know you hate him. The whole town knows that you hate him. But it’s funny ’cause it’s reciprocal since he hates you too. But it doesn’t seem to change the way I feel about him.
EJ: And I do respect your choice.
Nicole: Thank you.
EJ: And I’m just curious, but does father eric know that you are getting married again?
Nicole: Well, he is no longer “father eric.”
EJ: What are you talking about?
Nicole: Well, I went to see him early this morning at the pub, ’cause I wanted him to hear from me that I was engaged and that’s when he told me that he was expelled from the priesthood.
EJ: Oh, so you found out about eric after you accepted rafe’s proposal?
Nicole: Yes. Why?
EJ: Whoa. I can’t help wondering–nevermind. None of my business.
Nicole: Oh, you know, no, no. I know what you can’t help wondering. And the answer is yes. If I had known that eric was out of the priesthood beforehand, I absolutely would’ve accepted rafe’s proposal.
Rafe: Eric’s really not a priest anymore, huh?
Ciara: I didn’t expect the news to hit you so hard.
Rafe: Hmm. It didn’T. It’s just a surprise. That’s all, you know, it’s big news.
Ciara: Yeah. Yeah.
Rafe: I got some big news of my own, by the way.
Ciara: Oh, bigger than being bo’s godfather.
Rafe: Mm. Nicole and I got engaged.
Ciara: Are you serious? Rafe, that’s wonderful. I’m so happy for you. Wow.
Jan: So you think ciara wouldn’t be comfortable with me babysitting her son?
Ben: It’s nothing personal.
Jan: Well, I take it very personally.
Ben: I’m gonna leave now.
Jan: And what about you, ben? Are you, a serial killer scared to have me watching over your son? A woman with ankles the size of basketballs who has to pee every 15 minutes. Yeah. I’m terrifying.
Ben: It’s not that we’re scared of you, jan.
Jan: Well, you of all people, I mean, you shouldn’t be after what you’ve done. The pain you’ve caused, but everyone, everyone forgave you, accepted you, embraced you.
Ben: Yeah. That’s not what happened at all.
Jan: Well, that’s what it looks like to me.
Ben: Well, not that I give a damn what it looks like to you, jan, but for the record, not everybody just accepted and forgave me. There are still plenty of people in this town who haven’t and I don’t blame ’em. But the people who have accepted me it’s because I’ve worked my ass off at trying to become a better person, and I am still working on it.
Jan: Yeah. Well, same as me. I am also trying to be a better person just for the record. So why can’t everybody just show me some compassion, you know, some understanding?
Ben: Jan, I’m sorry. I’ve been where you are. And I get it, but–
Jan: But I’m still too scary to be around your son. And has it ever occurred to you, ben, that if you hadn’t been forgiven for what you did, you wouldn’t even have a son? But you’re happy and married and you have a baby and you have this wonderful, perfect life. Why do you get to have that but not me?
Belle: You can’t seriously expect me to raise jan’s baby.
Shawn: It would be my baby, too.
Belle: Do you really think that she won’t be involved in this child’s life in some way, even from prison?
Shawn: But we can control that.
Belle: Really? ‘Cause we’re not controlling anything right now. You’re turning my office into a nursery. There is nothing that is ever gonna be normal about our life ever again. In fact, it’s not getting easier. It’s getting harder every day.
Shawn: Listen, for that, I’m sorry. Okay. I’m sorry. I have handled this. I’ve handled this badly and I know I have. Look, I lie in bed awake at night just hating myself for the things I’ve put you through. But belle, you gotta know, you know that I never meant to hurt you.
Belle: What I know is I cannot go on this way. I really think that it’s the best thing for us to just draw this line.
Shawn: So this document that’s so important to you, can you honestly tell me that this is only about you and me?
Belle: What kind of question is that? What else would it be about?
Shawn: It’s not about what else. It’s about who else.
Belle: What are you saying, shawn?
Shawn: Look, I’m saying that I have a feeling that EJ has got a lot to do with this. My asthma felt anything but normal.
Ben: I think some of this anger that you’re directing to me, jan, it’s coming from the stress and the fear of you bringing a child into this world. And I get that because I went through it.
Jan: You did?
Ben: Yes. I had a lot of anxiety worrying about, you know, my child and what possible “problem” genes that he might inherit of mine.
Jan: How did you get over that?
Ben: Ciara. She showed me that being a good parent, loving and supporting our baby, no matter what is what matters the most. It’s way more important than whatever genes he may inherit or not. Look, all I’m saying is, jan, as long as you love that baby, and you devote yourself to him or to her, you can be a good mom.
Jan: Even without any practice.
Ben: Even without any practice. Trust me, I’m doing it.
Jan: How? How did you get there?
Ben: With a lot of work. I had to work on myself. Of course, my little stint at bayview helped, but I think what helped me the most was my therapy with dr. Evans. Had a lot of things that I had to come to terms with, as you know. But eventually, I was able to learn from the terrible things that I did. And I was able to realize that in order for me to truly redeem myself, I had to become a better person.
Jan: I want that, too. I wanna be a better person for my baby. Ben, could you ask dr. Evans if she would help me, too?
Eric: It’s not your fault, mom.
Marlena: Look, I know you don’t want me to feel guilty. But the truth is that this wouldn’t happen if it hadn’t been for me, because I was the one the devil came looking for.
Eric: Mom, I knew the risk I was taking without going through and getting that permission with the proper channels. I made that choice.
Marlena: Because of me. You did it for me.
Eric: It would have taken me months to get permission from the vatican. And time is not what we have.
Brady: Eric, you saved her life.
John: She knows that. Just like everybody in town knows that and they’re grateful for it.
Eric: Exactly. And if I would’ve known what I know and had to do it all over again, I would’ve done it again without any hesitation.
Marlena: Thank you. I’m just so sorry that you sacrificed the priesthood for me.
Eric: It wasn’t a sacrifice. It was all worth it.
Nicole: Eric leaving the priesthood doesn’t change a thing between rafe and me. And what is this concern about my relationship? Hmm. I thought you’d be more focused on whatever woman is in your life now.
EJ: You’d be wrong. There’s no one.
Nicole: No one, huh? No one since sami ran off with lucas, come on? It’s not like you to be alone for very long. So who is it? Who do you have your eye on?
EJ: There isn’t anyone.
Nicole: You remember I can always tell when you’re lying or at least evading?
EJ: Would you kindly stop looking at me with those ex-wife eyes?
Nicole: Not until you answer the question honestly.
EJ: I’ve been spending a bit of time with belle.
Nicole: Wait, you’re seeing belle?
EJ: We’re not seeing each other. We became close while she was representing me. And now we’ve become friends.
EJ: Yes. Friends.
Nicole: So you’re pursuing a happily married woman.
EJ: For one thing, I’m not pursuing belle. And for the other, she’s not happily married. In fact, her marriage is falling apart.
Belle: Do you know how insulting that is? That you think that I want you to enter into a separation agreement because of EJ?
Shawn: I mean, well, he’s a lawyer. For all I know, you know, this could be his idea.
Belle: Have you forgotten that I am a lawyer and I am perfectly capable of assessing a situation on my own? No, shawn, this is not about EJ. This is about one person and one person only. And that is jan spears.
Shawn: I hate this so much.
Belle: You think I don’t?
Shawn: You know what? Fine. Fine. Fine, belle. Here you go. Oh, you want my signature? There it is, right…
Shawn: There. There you go.
Belle: I didn’t want things to turn out like this.
Shawn: Yeah. Well, I didn’t want this to turn out this way either. But this is very clear to me that that’s how you feel. So this isn’t working out. Right?
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Ciara: So have you and nicole set a date yet?
Rafe: No, not yet. I mean still figuring out the details.
Ciara: Well, just keep in mind, bo isn’t up for ring bearer duty for a couple of years.
Rafe: Oh, my god. I wish we could wait that long. But I’m not a patient person.
Ciara: I completely understand.
Rafe: Yeah. And I don’t think that eric’s gonna be officiating the ceremony.
Ciara: Oh no, definitely not. No. Rafe, you don’t think that the news about eric will affect you and nicole in any way, right?
Rafe: No. Why would you–no. Okay. We are strong. We’re so happy. And we’re excited because we finally figured out that we are meant to be together.
Ciara: Oh, that’s amazing. And I only hope that you and nicole are as happy as ben and I are. Oh, come here.
Ben: If you want dr. Evans to treat you, you’re gonna have to ask her yourself.
Jan: But I asked her once before and she blew me off, which is why I need you to ask for me.
Ben: Yeah. I can’t do that, jan. You just said you wanted to become a better person. This is where it starts.
Jan: I guess that makes sense.
Jan: I’ll muster up the courage eventually. And if she rEJects me, I’ll just–I’ll damn well deal with it.
Ben: That’s the spirit.
Jan: And speaking of courage, I’m gonna fight hard and courageously for this baby. I want this child to be raised by both parents, which is why I will do whatever it takes to make shawn realize that he and I are meant to be together. Same as you and ciara. Just like you two, shawn and i have made a perfect baby. And we’re gonna be a perfect family, too.
Ben: Yeah, um– jan, I know we just met and all, and I am not in any position to be giving you any kind of advice, but–
Jan: But you’re going to anyway.
Ben: Ciara was able to help me with my fatherhood issues because we both wanted a child so much. You snuck into shawn’s bed and pretended to be belle. And now this baby is a complete surprise to him. And it’s not a happy one, apparently.
Jan: No, that’s ancient history. He couldn’t be more excited for the baby now.
Ben: Right, that’s because he’s a good guy and he’s trying to do right by you and by your baby. But this whole happy family scenario, jan, is not real.
Jan: Not real? I’m caring shawn’s baby and living with him. I mean, it couldn’t get more real than that.
Ben: Actually, it can get more real because he is married to somebody else.
Jan: Well, he won’t be for long. Belle moved out and I don’t expect her to be moving back in any time soon.
Nicole: Does sami have any idea of what good friends you and belle have become?
EJ: Samantha’s feelings are no longer my concern. She’s made that very clear.
Nicole: You’re right. And now that I think about it, the real silver lining of getting a divorce from eric is that neither one of us have to give a damn about sami’s feelings. So if belle’s marriage is over and you’re into her and she’s into you, I say go for it. Looking to get back in your type 2 diabetes zone?
Belle: I hope I’m not interrupting.
EJ: Oh, you’re not. I was just helping nicole with something which is now done. You’re all set, nicole. Please don’t let me keep you.
Nicole: Thank you, EJ.
Belle: Nice to see you, nicole.
Nicole: Nice to see you, too, belle. Even if it was unexpected.
Belle: Well, EJ and i are just discussing business.
Nicole: Okay. Well, then I’ll leave you two to your business.
Belle: Well, are you sure I wasn’t interrupting something?
EJ: I’m delighted you dropped by. Nicole and I were just discussing a minor legal matter. She and rafe are getting married. So she needed a copy of her divorce papers from eric. I was the one who filed them for her. Hence, why she stopped by.
Belle: Well, that’s kind of why I’m here too. I have some legal papers of my own that I was hoping you could file for me.
EJ: A separation agreement.
Belle: Yeah. For shawn and me. He just signed it.
Ciara: Hey, shawn. So I have some news. I just asked rafe to be bo’s godfather and he said yes. I, uh– I hope that you’re not upset about us not asking you.
Shawn: Upset? I mean, come on. Why would I be upset, you know? I mean, I get it. It’s like, why would you want your trainwreck brother to be the godfather of your baby, right? No, no, no. Listen, you know what you need? You need somebody who’s got their act together. You need somebody, you know, you need somebody like rafe actually.
Ciara: No, no, shawn. Oh my goodness. No, I’m so sorry. I did not want to hurt your feelings. That is not what I meant. I just–I–I think that–I don’t know. It just seems like you have a lot on your plate right now.
Shawn: I’m sorry. I’m sorry, ciara. Just something happened earlier and I’m taking it out on you. But to be honest, I think you made the right decision. You know, I think that rafe he’d be a good role model for little bo. And be someone for him to look up to.
Ciara: Hey, bo is gonna look up to you too. You know that right? You’re gonna be, like, an incredibly awesome uncle.
Shawn: Yeah, an incredibly awesome uncle that just destroyed his entire life and his marriage. Right?
Jan: Thank you for giving me dr. Evans’ number, ben. I’m sorry that I blew up at you before.
Ben: Told you I get it. I’ve been there before. I just hope dr. Evans is able to help you the same way she helped me.
Jan: So do I.
Ben: Take care of yourself and that baby?
Jan: Oh, I will.
Marlena: Hello, shawn.
Jan: It’s not shawn, dr. Evans. It’s jan.
Marlena: Jan spears?
Jan: Yes. I need your help.
Marlena: And, well, what do you need help with?
Jan: I’d rather discuss this in person. And as you know, I’m under house arrest. So since I can’t come to you you’ll have to come here. Sorry to have to ask you to make a house call like this, but I assure you it’s very important.
Marlena: Okay. I’ll be right there.
Jan: Oh, wow. Thank you so much. Oh, I’ll see you soon then.
Marlena: Oh, jan wants to see me.
John: What about?
Marlena: I don’t know. I really won’t know until I get there. So if you’ll excuse me.
John: Whoa, whoa, hold on. I don’t want you walking into that viper’s nest all by yourself.
John: Not negotiable.
Marlena: If you need anything–
Eric: I know who to call.
Marlena: Thank you, sweetheart.
Brady: Well, as much as I don’t like the vatican’s decision, I think there is a bright side to it.
Eric: I’d like to know what that is.
Brady: Is we get to keep you around town a little longer. I mean, for the people that love you around here, it’s kind of a silver lining.
Nicole: Hi, brady. Eric.
Eric: Hi, nick.
Brady: Nicole. Uh, wow.
Brady: Does that ring mean what I think it means?
Nicole: Yes. Rafe and I are engaged.
Brady: Well, congratulations. That’s great.
Nicole: Thank you. Thank you, brady.
Eric: I know I’ve already congratulated you, but I just wanted to say that I’m happy for you and rafe and I wish you both nothing but happiness. You deserve it.
Nicole: That means a lot to me coming from both of you, so– okay. Well, I’ll see you soon.
Brady: Does she know that you’re not a priest anymore?
Eric: Yeah. Yeah, she does.
Brady: All right, come on, come on, come on. Be honest. You can’t be okay with her marrying rafe.
Eric: Nicole and I agreed that we’d always be friends. I’m not romantically interested in her, not anymore.
Jan: Oh, wow. It’s a party.
John: Well, I wasn’t about to let her be alone with you.
Jan: I didn’t realize you needed a bodyguard for your therapy sessions, dr. Evans.
John: Anything you say to her you can say in front of me.
Marlena: Jan, you’re not a patient and this is not a therapy session. So there’s nothing here that john can’t hear.
Jan: Well, that’s what I wanted to talk to you about, dr. Evans. I spoke to ben weston and I know he’s committed murder like me. I know he’s been in a mental hospital like me, and he told me that he was able to turn his life around by being in therapy with you.
Marlena: Well, ben worked very hard.
Jan: Well, I can too. And I promise I will. So would you–could you take me on as a patient?
Ciara: So you and belle are separated?
Shawn: Formally and legally, yeah, she– she had me sign a document.
Ciara: I’m so sorry, shawn.
Shawn: Yeah, well, since you’re here, I might as well tell you about what I wanted to talk to you and ben about. Jan asked to babysit bo.
Ciara: No, no, no, no. Shawn, no. Solid, no, no, no. Nopety, no.
Shawn: Okay. Listen, I know. I figured that would be your initial reaction.
Ciara: That is my final reaction, shawn.
Shawn: Okay. Just hear me out here for a second, okay. She would never be alone with him. I would be there the entire time. So–
Ciara: You can’t actually expect me to trust this woman with my baby.
Shawn: Ciara, I am only asking you because this is important to me. I want her to learn something, something about taking care of a baby before mine’s born.
Ciara: Mm-hmm, and i understand that, I really do, but I’m sorry, shawn. No. Maybe she can borrow a birthing doll from a birthing class, but I am not letting that crazy woman lay one finger on my baby. Truthfully, I’m not too crazy about her spending time with you either, but hey, that ship has sailed far, far away, hasn’t it?
Shawn: Do you really seriously think–you think that I’m–do you think that I wanted this? Do you think I didn’t fight for her? Do you think I didn’t fight for us?
Ciara: No, of course you did. But that only goes to show how devious this woman really is. Okay? When I said that she was crazy. I meant she was crazy like a fox. Be careful, shawn. Don’t let her screw up what you have with belle.
EJ: Of course, I’ll file the separation agreement for you. I’m a little surprised you took this step, though. You didn’t say anything about it earlier.
Belle: I know. Well, then jan sent that box of my things here and I realized she’s never gonna stop trying to come between shawn to me. And I realized that a formal separation is something I needed to do for my own sake.
EJ: I understand. And I think you’ve made a wise choice. Why don’t you stay for dinner? We can talk, share a bottle of wine, relax. You look like you could really use it.
Brady: Need I remind you, I’ve had a front-row seat to the nicole and eric drama for a long time now.
Eric: A drama that’s finally come to an end.
Brady: Yeah, but you’re not a priest anymore. Trying to tell me it’s never crossed your mind that you and nicole might have another chance.
Eric: No, it hasn’T.
Brady: So I guess it’s not a sin if you lie to yourself.
Rafe: Oh, well, well, well if it isn’t my beautiful fiancéE. Hi.
Nicole: Hi. I’m sorry to bother you at work.
Rafe: You’re not bothering me. You can never bother me. But I am sensing from the look on your face that you have something important to say.
Nicole: I do.
Nicole: I know we told holly that we would get married soon, but that’s a little vague.
Rafe: Do you know what, ciara was just teasing me about that.
Nicole: So then we agree. We need something a little more concrete, like an actual date.
Rafe: Okay. You have something in mind.
Nicole: How about next week?
Ciara: Baby, I’m telling you rafe was so excited about being bo’s godfather.
Ben: That’s wonderful. You know, I swung by shawn’s today to try to ask him what he wanted to talk to us about, but he wasn’t there. Jan was. She wants to babysit bo.
Ciara: Mm, I know. I heard. I stopped by the station and ran into shawn.
Ben: Okay. So you told him.
Ciara: Yeah. I told him it’s not gonna happen.
Ciara: Never, no. We did not save our baby bo from the devil to hand him off to jan spears’ diabolical grasps. No way. I mean, don’t get me wrong. This has nothing to do with her mental illness. I’m very aware that people can get better, just like you did. But underneath her mental illness, she’s still a greedy, manipulative woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. I mean, baby, she’s been trying to get in between shawn and belle for years.
Ben: That’s the impression that I got.
Ciara: And unfortunately this time I am afraid that she might be succeeding.
John: Oh, hey.
Shawn: Hey, shawn. What’s going on here?
Jan: I just asked dr. Evans to be my therapist, shawn. ‘Cause I wanna be a better person for you and for our baby. And I know that it’s a lot of work, but I am willing to do it. More than willing. I can’t wait.
Marlena: Well, I would have to check my schedule. And with, you know, jan being under house arrest, I would have to do it here. And that would–that would be a big-time issue for me.
Shawn: Would you be willing to do that?
Marlena: I–I can’t really promise it. But I’ll get back to you about that. Shawn, you might consider counseling, yourself. Marriage counseling, you know, for you and belle, I could recommend someone for you.
Shawn: Yeah, well, I don’t think that she would be interested in doing that. She wants a formal separation.
Marlena: Oh, she didn’t mention that to us.
John: And I’m sorry, kid. I can’t believe that she’d give up on the marriage.
Shawn: Yeah. I just signed the papers.
Belle: I hope you know how much I appreciate your very kind offer.
EJ: I hope you know how much I want you to say yes.
Belle: The idea of staying here and relaxing and sharing a meal and a bottle of wine is very tempting.
EJ: Dinner can be served in minutes.
Belle: EJ, I just don’t think this is a good idea. At least not tonight. I have to go, but thank you for filing that document.