Days Transcript Monday, June 27, 2022

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[Dramatic music]

Marlena: Chad… I just spoke to belle.

[Sighs] She said that you had told the children about abigail.

[Knocking at door]

Rafe: Yeah?

Nicole: Hi.

Rafe: Hey.

Nicole: Sorry to interrupt.

Rafe: No.

Nicole: I was just wondering if you had any luck on abigail’s case, and to bring you some sustenance, of course.

Rafe: Thank you. I could definitely use it. And no, I’m just poring over these photos again and again, just…wanna see if I’ve missed anything. But, uh, so far, no. Haven’t been able to zero in on a suspect.

Sami: He has to know there’s no way I’d stay married to a man who lied to me about kidnapping me.

[Knocking at door]

Kate: Well, what the hell happened here?

Ej: So shall we?

Belle: I thought you’d never ask.

[Doorbell rings] Ignore it.

Ej: It could be the police. Maybe they made some progress with the investigation.

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Kate: This looks like a room in high school.

Lucas: Yeah, yeah, not quite.

Kate: I assume you were looking for something.

Lucas: Yeah, I, um, I heard that abigail’s killer may have taken some jewelry from her room.

Kate: Thank god. And you just thought that maybe that it was in here?

Lucas: I hoped not. But I couldn’t find it anywhere. So now I’m thinking–I’m hoping that maybe I didn’t do it.

Kate: Oh, god, lucas. I really wish we could base that on a lot more than just an absence of jewelry.

[Sighs] You can’t remember anything about that night?

Lucas: No, unfortunately, I can’T. But the rumor is, whoever killed abigail took the jewelry.

Kate: Okay, which you don’t have.

Lucas: Right, right. So that’s what I’m thinking, you know? If it wasn’t me, gotta be somebody else.

Kate: Okay. Well, let’s hope.

Lucas: I’m gonna do more than hope. I have to stay positive through this. It’s the only way I can stay sane. Yeah, look at this. Speaking of positive, look. Ow, ow!

[Grunts] Look.

Kate: Oh, my god. Is that what I think it is?

Lucas: Yeah. I’m finally gonna propose to sami.

Sami: I need to talk to you.

Ej: Samantha…

Sami: Belle, what are you doing here?

Ej: Your sister is my attorney. We were just discussing some legal matters.

Sami: Oh, fantastic. What trouble have you gotten yourself into this time?

Belle: Ej hasn’t done anything, sami.

Sami: Really? Are you kidding me right now? Of course he has. Nobody just has their lawyer hanging around for no good reason. As much as I hate to admit it, I am still his wife. So I have a right to know what mess you’ve gotten yourself mixed up in this time.

Belle: He hasn’t, sami. Um, the truth is, I am staying here. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Kate: So sami’s back in town?

Lucas: Yeah, yeah, she got back a little while ago.

Kate: Where is she right now?

Lucas: She went to go see ej to get him to sign the divorce papers.

Kate: And you were okay with that?

Lucas: No, I wasn’T. Of course not.

Kate: Well, then why didn’t you stop her?

Lucas: I tried to stop her. I told her to let the lawyers handle it. But she wouldn’t listen to me. She was adamant–she wanted ej to sign the papers today. I mean, I’m not happy at the fact that they’re both alone together right now. But you know what? It’s okay. It’s okay if it means that she’s finally through with that bastard once and for all. I’m good.

Kate: [Scoffs] Well, that’s assuming that he signs those divorce papers. Lucas, when has he ever, ever done anything of benefit to you? What if he decides, “no, instead of signing these, I’m gonna convince sami that I’m innocent of her kidnapping”? You’re not a little worried that he might point his finger at you?

Sami: So let me get this straight–you and shawn are separated, and jan spears had his baby? Kay, I understand why you don’t wanna stay with shawn, but why aren’t you staying with mom?

Belle: Oh, I was until mom decided to be jan’s therapist. So couldn’t really stay there anymore.

Sami: Of course she is. Got it. So there’s no room in any hotel in town? You had to bunk in with your client? That’s your only option?

Ej: Actually, belle’s more than just my attorney.

Roman: A lot on your mind, huh? Why do I get the feeling this has something to do with nicole? And look, if you’re hidin’ out up here because of what kate said, that’s just kate being kate. Look, I am sorry that she put you on the spot.

Eric: Yeah, I get the feeling she’s not.

Roman: Yeah, no. I’ll never understand why she just loves stirring up trouble. If it were an olympic sport, she would definitely take the gold.

Eric: Nice to hear she has a hobby.

Roman: Yeah. I just wish it were more like, you know, learning a second language or gardening. And though it is not a hobby of mine to stir up trouble, you are my son, so I do think I am justified in wanting to know–

Eric: What’s going on with nicole and me.

Roman: Care to share?

Nicole: It must be so hard working on this case while you’re still grieving abigail.

Rafe: It is, yeah. But also, whoever did this left two children without a mother. So I am more than motivated to get the son of a bitch and make him pay. And, uh, I’m not gonna be able to live with myself if I don’t get this maniac off the streets.

Nicole: And you will. I have every bit of faith in you.

Rafe: Thank you. Okay, enough about me.

[Chuckles] How was your day? Hopefully, less eventful than mine. What’s going on at basic black?

Nicole: Um, actually, I didn’t come from the office.

Rafe: No?

Nicole: No.

Rafe: Had a meeting?

Nicole: Well, uh, I was lucky. I went to abe’s impromptu wedding. I got to spend the day celebrating life and love.

Chad: Yeah, I read a few articles, um, about how to tell a child that a parent has died. Yeah, I tried to use some of that advice, but it all went out the window as soon as I sat down and I looked at their little faces.

Marlena: Of course it did. Look, I know a few things about you. Among those things are that you are a fabulous dad, and I’m sure you’d do the very best you could for them.

Chad: Yeah, I don’t know about that, I, uh– you know, I just–I just said all the, you know, the usual cliché things, like, “mom had to go to heaven,” and “even though, you know, she’s not gonna be here on earth anymore, she’ll always be in your heart.”



Marlena: Chad… yes, it’s a cliché. But it’s also very true. I think you said the right thing.

Chad: I don’t know. I mean, thomas gets it. Charlotte, she just kept saying, “when’s mom coming back?” And I had to tell her, “mom isn’t coming back. She’s not coming back.” Now, I don’t know how the hell I’m supposed to expect her to understand it when I don’t understand it myself.

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Rafe: So abe and paulina finally tied the knot? That’s great news.

Nicole: Yeah, it was spur of the moment. Otherwise, I would’ve asked you to be my plus one.

Rafe: Oh, I–no, I couldn’t have gone anyway. I mean, wouldn’t have felt right taking time off from work, but I’m glad that you went to support them.

Nicole: Yeah, so am I. But I have to say, I mean, the ceremony was fine, but the reception got cut short– I mean, lani confessing to having shot tr…

Rafe: Yeah, I just got the paperwork about lani confessing to killing tr. Didn’t realize she did it in the middle of the reception, though.

Nicole: Yeah, everything came to a screeching halt as you can imagine.

Rafe: Yeah, I’ll bet. And you probably didn’t get anything to eat, and from the size of that bag, you brought enough for two of us. So why don’t you join me?

Nicole: Um, actually, I did have lunch. I ended up at the pub.

Rafe: Oh, you did?

Nicole: Mm-hmm.

Rafe: By yourself?

Nicole: No, I–I ate with roman and kate and eric.

Rafe: Huh.

Eric: Great. You wanna talk about nicole too.

Roman: Look, I don’t want to pry. But you two obviously have a history together, and believe me, I know how much it hurt you when you found out nicole slept with xander. But now that some time has passed…

Eric: What? Go ahead, finish the sentence.

Roman: Well, I just wondered if maybe two of you might be able to work things out.

Eric: Work things out?

Roman: Mm-hmm.

Eric: You make it sound like it’s so easy. Nicole, she’s moved on. She’s with rafe now, and apparently very much in love. Not to mention, they’re actually engaged to get married.

Roman: They’re not married yet.

Lucas: Of course I’m worried about ej pointing the finger at me. But I would’ve needed a physical barrier in the doorway to stop sami from going over there.

Kate: What, are you kidding? You can’t stop a woman on crutches from leaving you? Because if that’s true, it doesn’t bode well for your future together, believe me.

Lucas: You know, she can use those crutches as weapons. But it’s not the point. The point is, even if I managed to stop hurricane sami from blowing over to ej, she would’ve–she would’ve realized that it would’ve made me look suspicious. Don’t you understand that? She would’ve wondered why I care what ej says. Well, all the more reason to think it’s true if that happens.

Kate: Okay, I see your point.

Lucas: You see, this way– this way she knows, sami knows that I’m not threatened by anything that ej says. But I’m just hoping that, you know, whatever he does say, she’s not gonna take much stock into it, because today, I’m gonna propose to her.

Kate: Okay, um, about that…

Lucas: What, what?

Kate: Do you really think this is the right time to push the wedding?

Sami: What exactly do you mean that she’s more than just your attorney?

Ej: We’ve become friends. Belle’s been a great support to me since she came to stay here– especially the night of abigail’s murder.

Sami: You were here when that happened?

Chad: Help! Somebody help!

Belle: What happened?

Ej: What the hell?

Belle: I was, yeah. We tried to do everything we could, and–so chad obviously didn’t want the kids in the house.

Sami: Oh, my god, of course not.

Ej: So we–belle and I–got them out of the house, and took them to marlena and john’S.

Belle: Yeah. Chad’s there with them now. He just told them that their mother died.

Ej: [Sighs]

Marlena: Chad, I’ve had a few patients over the years that have had to tell a child that a parent wasn’t coming home, and what I can tell you is, there is no right or wrong way to do that, and I would never presume to tell you how to tell your children. What I do know is that you are a kind, intuitive man… and you’re a wonderful father… and thank god they have you.

Chad: Thank god I have them.

Marlena: Would you like me to talk to them?

Chad: Yeah, if you wouldn’t mind.

Marlena: I wouldn’t mind. I’d be very glad to do whatever I can to help.

Chad: [Sniffles] I think, um–I think they’re in with john right now. Jack and jennifer brought over a little race car track, so they’re probably playing with that right about now.

Marlena: Oh–

John: Hey, sweetheart. I didn’t know you were home.

Marlena: Yeah. I hear there’s some racing going on in the other room.

John: Mm, yeah. Thomas and charlotte are on lap 500 of the dimera grand prix.


Marlena: Sounds like you’re ready for a pit stop.

John: Mm.

Marlena: Why don’t I, um– I’ll take a few rounds.

Chad: Thank you.

Marlena: Of course. Of course.

Sami: No matter how I may feel about the dearly departed, abby–my heart breaks for those kids. I know what it’s like to have to tell your kid that their parent isn’t coming home, and face a future raising your children alone, which is actually reminding me of why I’m here. I have divorce papers, ej, and I would like you to sign them.

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John: Been a long day, kid. Get you a beer?

Chad: No, thank you. I should probably stay present for the kids.

John: Yeah, I understand that. Chad… I know that it’s not always helpful to tell someone who’s suffering that they’ve been through a similar situation. I know that, um–I actually used to resent it when people did that to me. I don’t know, I just kind of felt like that maybe they were being dismissive of my pain, you know?

Chad: No, I would never think that about you, john, and I know that you went through something similar– losing your wife.

John: Isabella, yeah.

John: Did you know we had just gotten married? Just–just had a baby–brady– when we found out that she was sick–cancer, and at the end of our fight, I took her to venice, and she died in my arms.

Chad: How–how do you go on?

John: Well, you know, initially, I just knew that I had to be there for brady. I mean, it’s not like I was ever gonna stop missing isabella. That was never gonna happen. But, you know, slowly, my life started to fill up–obviously, bill, doc, and her kids– and now, when I remember isabella, I just think about how lucky I was to have had her before I had to say goodbye.

Chad: See, that’s the difference, though. You got to say goodbye. I never did.

Ej: It’s not that I can’t wait to sever our marital bond, samantha. But there’s a lot going on right now. Abigail’s death, the birth of shawn’s baby–

Sami: Wait, wait, wait. Sorry, what does shawn’s baby have to do with whether or not you sign these papers today?

Ej: My point is that it’s obvious I have a lot on my plate. So maybe we could table this for the moment? There’s no pressing need to finalize the divorce right now.

Sami: Yes, actually, there is. Lucas and I are getting married again.

Lucas: Are you saying i shouldn’t ask sami to marry me?

Kate: No. No, I’m not saying that. I’m just saying that you have a lot going on right now, and you might not be able to focus on the wedding when you’re worrying about whether your bride is going to find out that you were the one behind her kidnapping.

Lucas: What, is this your way of suggesting I tell sami the truth?

Kate: No, it’s my way of suggesting that you get rid of this debilitating stress. You’ve already blown your sobriety to hell, lucas.

Lucas: You know what? There’s not gonna be any more stress. As soon as I marry sami, the stress will be gone! I mean, there’ll be stress, but it’ll be a different kind of stress–it’ll go away!

Kate: I know you know better than this. You know better than to pin your emotional well-being on sami brady. Lucas, look at your brother. Look at philip. He allowed himself to be consumed with his feelings for chloe. Did it make him happy? No. It didn’t relieve his stress. All it did was release this– this terrible stream of dark impulses.

Lucas: So you’re comparing me to philip? You think I’m gonna snap, right? You think I’m gonna end up in a mental institution like my brother?

Kate: Lucas, stop, don’T. Don’T. Philip did not snap. He had issues. He had issues that he needed to get help for.

Lucas: Issues that caused him to fake his own death.

Kate: I’m just so– I’m worried.

Lucas: Stop saying that! Stop saying you’re worried about me, okay? You have no reason to be worried about me! I would never do anything to abigail! I would never–I would never k– I can’t even say it. She’s my niece. I would never do anything wrong. I would never hurt her like that. I respect her! I loved her! She was a great mother! And to think I had anything to do with her death– I couldn’t go on.

Kate: Oh…

Lucas: I’m telling you right now, I couldn’t go on.

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Kate: Honey, I know how hard this is for you, okay?

Lucas: Especially since i feel ashamed about what I did. I feel horrible about kidnapping sami. But, you know what? She’s never gonna find out that I kidnapped her. She won’t–she won’T. It’ll be a whole new chapter in my life–you know, in our lives.

Kate: Mm.

Lucas: And I know I can’t take it back. I can’t take back what I did, but I can promise to be the best husband I can possibly be. I mean, that’d be a good way to make it up to her, right?

Kate: Yeah, yes, yes, yes, yes. Yeah, no, honey, I want that for you. I want that for you.

Lucas: [Sniffling]

Kate: Your happiness means everything to me, lucas.

Lucas: Sami means everything to me.

Kate: I know, I know.

Lucas: So does that mean I have your blessing?

Kate: You have my blessing, yes. You have my undying support, and you’re gonna need it. Believe me. Baby, I love you. I love you so much.

Lucas: I love you too.

Kate: Okay. Okay. I’m sorry. You take care of yourself, please, okay?

Lucas: Yeah, I will, I will.

Kate: Okay.

Lucas: [Sighs]

Ej: [Scoffs] So this is what you really want? To spend the rest of your days married to your very own kidnapper?

Sami: [Scoffs] Actually, I’m divorcing him.

Ej: My conviction was overturned.

Sami: Oh, please. That doesn’t prove that you were innocent.

Ej: Oh, samantha, when are you going to wake up and see what’s staring you right in the face?

Sami: You’re staring me right in the face with your crazy conspiracy theories about lucas. Listen, we can all see that you’re just doing that to deflect from your own guilt. You’re the psychopath who kidnapped me and then lied to me about it.

Belle: Sami, I think you’re wrong.

Sami: Of course you do. You’re his lawyer. You’re the one who got him off of the charges.

Belle: Ej was framed by a very powerful force.

Sami: Yes, of course, old scratch at it again. But all he did was make sure that a guilty man was sentenced to prison. In fact, it was the one time he was on the side of the angels.

Ej: Samantha, you have to see reason.

Sami: No, I don’T. I don’t have to see anything. What I know for sure–no one will ever change my mind– you are the one who kidnapped me.

Eric: Dad, I am not about to meddle in nicole’s relationship.

Roman: Nobody’s saying you should do that, okay? I’m just saying you need to make a decision about what you want–

Eric: Dad, I’ve already made my decision.

Roman: You sure about that? Because from what I can tell, you’re still thinking things over. Maybe you need to take a page from sami’s book–broken legs, broken planes–nothing comes between that girl and whatever she wants, and look, okay? Don’t get me wrong. I like rafe a lot. He is a good guy–a really good guy and a really good friend. But that doesn’t mean he is who nicole’s supposed to be with.

Eric: Nicole and I have already had our chance, and you see how that ended up?

Roman: Yeah, well, rafe and nicole had their chance to get married too, and they didn’T. Okay, now they postponed the wedding because rafe is leading the investigation into abigail’s death.

Eric: Which means he has his priorities in order.

Roman: Which also means that if you still have feelings for nicole, you got time to do something about it, and if it were me, I wouldn’t wanna miss the chance to say something– to talk to her about it, because I wouldn’t wanna regret it later down the road because I didn’T.

Rafe: Well, I think it’s great that abe and paulina grabbed the opportunity to get married when they could, because…you know, with lani confessing, you never know when life can change in an instant.

Nicole: I know. Life is uncertain. That is for sure. But our situation is nothing like abe and paulina’s, and, like, you’re under enough pressure as it is to get this case solved. So I don’t want you to feel like you have to make big plans for our wedding.

Rafe: Well, I’m definitely not feeling the pressure about that. Or is this about something else?

Nicole: Well, rafe and i plan on rescheduling our wedding soon.

Kate: Hmm, well, that wasn’t what I was getting at.

John: What are you getting at?

Kate: Well, eric, I’m sure you believe in signs.

Eric: Yeah, signs?

Kate: Yeah–you came back to salem, right? You were forced out of the priesthood, and then nicole postponed her wedding.

Roman: Kate, what are you doing?

Kate: I’m asking questions.

Roman: No, you’re not. You’re stirring the pot. We talked about this. It’s none of our business.

Rafe: Nicole, what are you saying? Are you avoiding making wedding plans because you don’t want to get married?

Chad: I never got to take abby to venice or any of the other places that we wanted to go. Either she couldn’t get away or I couldn’t get away or the kids were in school. Though, we always just put it off. You know, thinking about it, we had all this time. You know, the last conversation we had was about taking the– taking our kids to a movie, and taking that trip to boston to go see jack. You know, surprise him for his birthday. She wanted to go at night. But…

John: But?

Chad: It just seemed so last-minute, you know? And I just thought it would’ve been too much work to get the kids together and get to the airport. So I said–so I said why don’t we go the next morning? And she s–agreed. She said, “yeah, you know, what difference would a day make?”

[Chuckles] Well, you know, it turns out that it makes all the difference in the world.


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Chad: If we had gone to boston that night, abby would still be alive.

[Sniffles] I took the–I–I took the kids to a movie, and I left her alone.

John: No, no, no, chad, you didn’t have any idea what was gonna happen. There’s no way you could’ve known what was gonna happen. You just said that you were gonna take the kids to the movies that night?

Chad: Yeah, I was with abby in our room. I was getting ready before i went to go–I went to go get the kids.


John: Before you left… what was the last thing you said to each other?

Chad: [Sighs]

[Laughs] She told me that she loved me.


[Sniffles] And I told her that i loved her too.

John: Mm-hmm.

Chad: I mean, the way that she looked at me and said it, it melts my heart, I mean, that smile… everything about her, I just, I– I took for granted.

John: What do you think you took for granted?

Chad: The amount of time that I would have with her.

[Sniffles] If I had only known, I wouldn’t have–I wouldn’t have wasted so much–so much time.

John: What do you think you wasted time on?

Chad: [Sniffles] Doing anything but loving her, and letting–letting her know how–how–how much she meant to me, and that she was my everything–telling her that she was my everything.

John: She knew. She knew, kid.

Chad: [Sobbing]

Ej: Fine, you want to be an idiot? Be my guest.

Sami: Oh. Thanks.

Ej: Satisfied?

Sami: Yes. Actually, I am. It’s exactly what I wanted. So belle, word of warning if you plan on staying in this house much longer: Just make sure you don’t get chained up in the basement. No, no, I’ll get the door myself, thanks. You’re gonna have to close it, though.

Ej: Okay. Like pulsing, electric shocks,

Marlena: I hope I’m not interrupting.

Chad: No, you’re not. Did you talk to ’em?

Marlena: I did. Thomas is pretty focused on that race car set.

Chad: [Chuckles] And charlotte?

Marlena: She asked me if it were true. She asked me if her mommy had died. I told her it was true, and she cried, and I rocked her and held her, and a moment later, she was back in denial, said she knew her mommy was going to be coming home.

Chad: Well, I should probably go get–

Marlena: Chad.

[Sighs] Look, they’re playing so well, and they’re distracted, and it’s nearly their bedtime. Why don’t you let them stay with us one more night?

Chad: Are you sure?

John: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. We love those kids.

Chad: [Chuckles] Thank you.

Marlena: Of course. Chad. I think you should stay as well.

Chad: No, I’m not–I don’t want to impose.

John: You’re not an imposition, you know that.

Marlena: No, you’re not. No, we would love to have you.

Chad: [Stammers] Thank you–okay. Thank you. That would be good.

Nicole: Eric.

Eric: Nicole, I–

Nicole: What are you doing here?

Eric: I came by because I wanted to ask you something.

Nicole: Well, can it wait? I’m sorry you came all the way over here, but it’s not a really good time, so…

Eric: Yeah, sure. Is everything okay?

Rafe: Hey! I got champagne. Hey, eric.

Eric: Rafe. Champagne? You guys look like you’re gonna celebrate something.

Rafe: Well, as a matter of fact, we are.

Nicole: [Giggles] We got married.

Eric: Married? Marri–married?

Rafe: Mm-hmm.

Eric: When?

Rafe: Yeah, we just snuck in right under the wire.

Nicole: Yeah, we just came from the courthouse.

Eric: Yeah, that’s great.

[Chuckles] Congratulations.

Rafe: Thank you.

Eric: Yeah, well, I’ll leave the two of you to celebrate your wedding night.

Rafe: Right.

[Both laugh]

Lucas: How’d it go?

Sami: Success!

Lucas: Yeah?

Sami: Yup!

Lucas: He signed ’em?

Sami: Oh, yeah, I got him to sign the papers.

Lucas: Perfect. Well, in that case…

[Hums] I had a whole big speech planned, but considering how long it took us to get to this point, I figured I’d just cut to the chase.

[Sighing] Samantha gene brady, will you marry me again?

Sami: [Laughs] Yes, lucas.

Lucas: Yes?

Sami: I will. You want to put it on?

Lucas: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let me do that. Ow.

Sami: Ooh, watch your hand.

Lucas: That’s all right. That’s all right.

Sami: Aw…

Lucas: It fits. It fits perfect.

Sami: Just like you.

[Laughs] Yay!

Ej: Now that I’ve signed those blasted divorce papers, I suppose all that’s left is for samantha to file them, and then–

Belle: And then you’ll be divorced.

Ej: And she’s lucas’ problem. I could–I could almost pity him. So where were we?

Belle: No. Hold on a second. What are you doin’?

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