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[Tense music]

Ej: Good times. [Sighs]

Belle: Can I get in on some of that?

Ej: Oh, uh, that was the last of the bottle, but one of the advantages of living in this house is there’s always more. I’d welcome you to join my day drinking, but if you hurry, you can still catch your sister’s wedding.

Belle: I think my last 24 hours have been bad enough without adding sami to the mix.

Ej: [Clears throat] Well, at the very least, and I do mean the least, we should drink to the happy couple.

Eric: You two have exchanged vows. Now it’s my turn. Do you, lucas desmond horton, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love and cherish in sickness and health till death do you part?

Lucas: I do.

Eric: Do you, samantha gene brady, take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love, to cherish, in sickness and health till death do you part?

Sami: I definitely do.

Eric: Well, rings, please.

Marlena: Of course, of course.

Eric: I think you know what to do.


Lucas: With this ring, I thee wed. There you go.

Sami: Lucas, with this ring, I thee wed.

Eric: By the power vested in me, I now–

Chad: Did you do it?

Eric: Chad!

Sami: Chad–

Chad: Did you kill my wife?

Sami: Chad, what the hell are you doing?

Chad: Did you do it?

Sami: You’re ruining my wedding! Chad, get the hell out of here! Let go of him!

Roman: Back off!

Kate: Chad, let me take you somewhere.

Chad: No, I’m not leaving until he tells me the truth!

Eric: Chad, you don’t know what you’re doing. You’re just lost in grief.

Chad: Yeah, is that right? Do I not know what I’m doing, lucas?

Will: Chad, what reason would dad have hurt to abigail?

Chad: Because he found out that she knew his dirty little secret.

Sami: What dirty little secret are you talking about?

Chad: She knew that lucas was the guy who kidnapped you.

Sami: Okay. All right, chad, I know that you are grieving, but you need to calm down, okay? You can’t go around town saying outrageous, crazy things.

Chad: Yeah, you want to know what’s crazy? Standing in a church marrying the guy who kidnapped you!

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

[Soft orchestration]

Ej: You have a certain amount of catching up to do.

Belle: Oh, mm-mm. What is that stuff?

Ej: Father’s digestif of choice.

Belle: Well, it definitely packs a punch.

Ej: Mm-hmm.

Belle: So what is all this? Is this because of the wedding?

Ej: Are you saying I should take this in stride? You didn’t even make an appearance.

Belle: After the last 24 hours I’ve had?

Ej: Okay.

Belle: Besides, sami has a built-in sensor that can detect any woman who’s ever slept with you, so…

Ej: Ah, your mistake is assuming that she cares. Samantha is probably married to mr. Excitement by now, starting a wife with a human doorstop.

Belle: Well, yeah, you should have another drink because you have not taken off that bitter edge just yet.

Ej: Can’t you see that I’ve been set free by this? No more jealousy, no more self-pity. Samantha is marrying lucas to spite me, and they deserve each other. I wonder if lucas is going to introduce bondage to the wedding night festivities.

Belle: Oh, stop.

Ej: No, you’re right. You’re right. He’s not like that. I think I’ll send him a bottle of champagne with a letter of thanks for taking samantha off my hands. You are looking at a free man. I’m free.

Chad: I’m grieving, but I’m not making this up. Am I?

Lucas: You don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sami: No, you’re just spouting ej’s lies, ej’s story. Your brother is the one who kidnapped me.

Johnny: Mom, it’s not always about dad, okay? At least hear chad out.

Allie: No, my father would never do something like that.

Sami: She’s right. He wouldn’t, and I’m sorry that this is happening. Listen, you were not there when ej demanded the divorce, the look of hatred for me he had in his eyes. He didn’t want to just divorce me. He wanted to destroy me. That’s why he kidnapped me! And lucas is the one who found me. He rescued me and brought me home. And now you come in trying to ruin our special day spouting ej’s phony stories?

Chad: Sami, if you go through with this, you will regret this day for the rest of your life.

Sami: No, you are the one telling ej’s lies that he sold you–

Chad: Ej didn’t sell me a thing. I wouldn’t listen to a word that he says. All of this evidence I found myself. I have evidence to back up everything that I am saying.

Lucas: That’s enough, chad! Enough! This is the sound of better breathing.

Kate: Chad, you don’t know what you’re talking about, and that’s understandable, but if you don’t leave, I’m going to have to call the police.

Chad: This isn’t grief talking, kate.

Marlena: Chad, let’s go somewhere and talk about it. You can tell me the whole story.

Chad: Thanks, marlena, but I think I’ll stay right here. You’ll be relieved to know that I’ve said my piece. Now, it’s lucas’ turn, and believe me, he has got a hell of a story. Well, come on, we both know where this is going. You can tell it better than I can. Okay, I’ll get you started. I caught you right after you got onto the dimera computer, remember? You said you used your mom’s password. You said you planted fake documents to make it look like ej was the one that kidnapped sami. Judge bought it, ej went to prison. You sent him to statesville in your place.

Lucas: I sent him to statesville all by myself? You sure about that? Watch what you say.

Chad: It was you, because you wanted sami and you hated the idea of ever losing her to ej again. So go ahead; you can deny it. Dig that hole a little deeper, but there is no way out of it anymore.

Kate: Lucas, say something.

Roman: What’s he gonna say?

Lucas: Okay. All right.

Chad: All right what?

Lucas: All right, I admit it. I did it. I framed ej, and I’m not sorry about it.

Marlena: Oh, my gosh.

Sami: Um… what?

Belle: Why are you so quiet?

Ej: Do you think they wrote their own vows?

Belle: Why are you doing this?

Ej: All that’s left is the wedding night, samantha staring up at the ceiling while lucas snores soundly and happily beside her.

Belle: So much for not dwelling on it.

Ej: [Sighs] You’re absolutely right.

[Sighs] You seem somewhat revived after your ordeal.

Belle: Well, there’s nowhere to go but up. I can’t even imagine what I looked like this morning. I felt like I had been flattened by a steamroller.

Ej: You were only able to tell me about it in broad strokes.

Belle: Mm, you’re lucky that’s all you know.

Ej: I’m more than happy to hear some more if it would help you to talk about it.

Belle: All right. You asked for it. So you know how I told you that jan is missing and presumed dead, “presumed” being the operative word because, of course, nothing is definite. Have you ever heard the term “do or die”?

Ej: I’m familiar with the concept.

Belle: Okay, well, that’s basically what this was. Jan lured shawn down to the docks by disappearing with that poor, premature, little baby because she knew that would get him down there, and of course it did.

Ej: She actually believed that shawn would get on ben and ciara’s ship and sail off with them and the baby and jan?

Belle: No, no, no, no. Listen, jan is insane, but she is not stupid. She knew she was gonna have to knock shawn out until they were far away from the shore. Anyway, I got there, and it was just total chaos. Shawn was already knocked out, and I couldn’t find the baby anywhere, and jan is, like, raving, not even trying to cover up her craziness. And then, she starts swinging this oar at me like she’s gonna kill me.

Ej: Why would a cabin cruiser have oars?

Belle: I don’t know. You’re losing the thread here.

Ej: Oh, sorry, sorry.

Belle: Anyway, so I knew at that moment it was gonna be her or me.

Ej: And deranged or not, jan was clearly no match for you.

Belle: Well, I got lucky. It really could’ve gone either way. And, I mean, I still don’t even know if it’s over or not. Jan could be at the bottom of the river, but she could also be staging the comeback of the year. And even if she is gone, there’s still…

Ej: There’s the baby.

Belle: Yes, her son, hers and shawn’S. And I am so glad that that baby came through all of this unscathed, I am…

Ej: But?

Belle: But he need parenting– stable, loving parenting– and so, I talked to shawn before I came here. I’d like to say that I was the bigger person and said I would step up and be the mother that this baby needed.

Ej: So you would have to go back to shawn.

Belle: But how could I be a good mother to this kid? Every time I looked at him, I would see jan. So I know it sounds heartless, but I told shawn I just don’t think I can live like that.


Sami: Okay, you know what, everyone? Just be quiet for a second, please. Look, lucas framed ej for kidnapping me. That’s all this is, and we can all be appropriately shocked by it, but the bottom line is, lucas and ej have always hated each other and it has nothing to do with this wedding, all right? I mean, the truth is, ej would’ve framed lucas for kidnapping me if he had thought of it first, but he didn’T. So we’re all just gonna move on, okay? Lucas found me; he rescued me. Ej probably is the one who kidnapped me, or maybe it was someone else, but I know it wasn’t lucas because he’s looked me in the eye. I know how much he loves me. I know he’s incapable of doing something like that. That isn’t who he is.

Eric: Chad, this is not the time to start this.

Chad: I think it’s the perfect time. Sami, I’m trying to rescue you here.

Sami: [Scoffs] Well, I appreciate it, chad, but I’ve actually already been rescued by my fiancé. So eric, all you have to do is pronounce us man and wife, right?

Eric: Yeah, right.

Sami: Okay, so let’s do it.

Chad: No, not yet. I’m not nearly done, but lucas is. You know that, don’t you? I mean, sami’s right. Trying to hang the kidnapping on ej isn’t nearly enough to blow up the day. I didn’t just catch you planting evidence. You didn’t just want to set ej up. You also wanted to cover up what you did to sami. And I’m not making this up. You admitted it, didn’t you? And me? Yeah, I was pissed off at ej, so I let you get away with it, but that’s over. It’s time to man up and own what you did.

Sami: Okay, you know what? Nothing lucas will say is gonna satisfy you, chad, and I personally don’t need any sort of confessions or admissions. This is over right now. Chad, you’re welcome to have a seat and stay, or you can go, but right now, eric, come on over here. We’re gonna wrap this up. Let’s get married. Come on. My asthma felt anything but normal.

Lucas: Sami. I, um… I did it for us.

Marlena: Oh, my gosh.

Roman: What did you do, lucas?

Allie: No, you couldn’t have.

Johnny: You kept him locked up? Let me go!

Will: Johnny.

Sami: Oh, my god. Oh, my god.

[Sighs] Lucas.

Ej: Samantha chose lucas over me, and now she’s out of my life.

Belle: Mm, after how many years?

Ej: It doesn’t matter. It’s fine. And you have no idea what your future holds with shawn.

Belle: After how many years?

Ej: I’m sorry. I truly am. Let me give you some advice. One of your many fine qualities is that you’re compassionate. And you’re also a very wise woman. Unlike samantha, you take after your mother. Give yourself the gift of having confidence that you’ll know what you need and make the right decision.

Belle: Why, ej dimera, you have such unsuspected depth. That was a surprisingly unselfish thing for you to say.

Ej: Well, it’s the liquor talking. But look at the two of us. Dragged through the worst of what love and life can throw at us, and yet, here we are, still standing.

Belle: Well, technically, we’re still sitting, but…

Ej: Don’t be so literal. I’m on a roll here. I was just about to say how lucky we are to have found each other in all this madness. Hiring you as my attorney was one of my better decisions.

Belle: What was that toast you made when I came in?

Ej: “Good times.”

Belle: Yes. Well, I have a better one. Misery loves company.

Ej: I’ll drink to that.

[Tender music]

Johnny: Let me go!

Eric: Not now, johnny!

Allie: Grandma, this is the worst.

Marlena: I’m shocked at lucas. I don’t even know what to say.

Allie: Will, shouldn’t you do something?

Will: Like what, for god’s sake?

Sami: I just want to hear all of it. I just want to know why.

Lucas: Everything I did, i did because I love you so much.

Roman: That’s your idea of love?

Sami: Dad, please. Keep talking.

Lucas: I never wanted ej to find out about us, but he did, and the way he treated you after that–after everything you did for him–it drove me crazy.

Chad: Why don’t you stick to what you did?

Lucas: I thought we were gonna be together. I thought we were finally gonna have our chance, but you weren’t ready. You were just thinking about ej the whole time. You weren’t ready to move on from him. All you could think about was him. All you could think about was talking to gabi so you could get permission to move back into the dimera mansion just so you could be with him.

Sami: That’s how I ended up with the rag soaked in chloroform jammed over my face?

Lucas: I never hurt you. I never hurt you. I knew you were gonna be safe the whole time. I made sure of it.

Sami: So who were those goons? Where did you find them?

Lucas: They were guys that I knew from prison.

Chad: Where all the best people meet.

Lucas: They were professionals. They knew what they were doing. They weren’t gonna make a mistake. You were never in danger. I made sure of that. I gave them strict orders.

Sami: Wow, that’s really comforting. I’m so grateful to know that you had real, professional criminals babysitting me. What was the plan? They were just gonna keep me there until I got over ej? Is that it?

Lucas: Well, I didn’t think it was gonna be that long. Ej and nicole were going at it. They were getting hot and heavy. I know you hate nicole more than anybody in the whole world, and ej never looked at you twice. He never looked back. But you know what? As soon as everyone found out about nicole and ej, and I made sure you knew, I was gonna rescue you. I was fighting for us. Everything I did, I did for us.

Sami: You kidnapped me for us?

Lucas: [Sobbing] Sometimes you gotta play dirty to get what you want. I learned that from you.

Sami: [Scoffs]

[Chuckles] No, you’re right. You’re so right about that. I definitely know how to play dirty to get what I want, especially when I– when I want love, but this somehow feels a little different, lucas, because there I was, trapped in that horrible room, while you went home every night, crawled into your warm bed, you laid your head down on your pillow, and you were able to sleep knowing– knowing what was happening to me and how scared I was. That doesn’t sound like love. That sounds like you were making me pay for loving ej.

Lucas: No, that is not what happened. I wasn’t doing that.

Sami: I don’t believe you.

From prom dresses exactly? Did they give you updates? I mean, did you know what my days were like?

Lucas: I never meant to hurt you.

Sami: You know how horrible that room was? Well, of course you know, right? Oh, you chose it! I mean, it was really bad. It was this tiny room, and there was this busted-up cot. There was one window I could look through, but it had a bunch of bars in front of it. And then, those guys that he hired were not exactly the warm and fuzzy type, so every time I heard the key in the lock, I didn’t know. Am I getting another meal, or is this the day that they’re gonna kill me?

Lucas: That was never gonna happen.

Sami: Well, I didn’t know that, did I?

Lucas: No.

Sami: No. Did they tell you how I begged them to just explain it to me, tell me why I was there? They said they couldn’T. They said it was up to their boss, but their boss was you! Did they tell you that I cried myself to sleep every night? I was worried I was never gonna see my kids again. Did they tell you that? Did they tell you how sad I was? That I–that I missed them? I missed them so much! I missed my parents. And I was so worried that they thought I was dead. I… and you’re just walking around town? How did you look them in the eye every day? I just can’t even understand it. And then–and then you agreed to let my brother walk us through our vows. You stood there and looked me in the face as I told you that I thought you were my hero for rescuing me.

[Sobbing] I–I just realized it. I actually rescued myself. I did, didn’t I? You didn’t plan for me to get that phone. I did that! If I hadn’t called allie, would I still be locked up in that cage?

[Scoffs] Lucas, this is the worst thing you have ever done, and you did it for nothing.

Lucas: I love you, sami.

Sami: Well, I don’t love you.

[Tense music]

Chad: Yeah, you’re not going anywhere. See, sami was wrong about one thing. Kidnapping her wasn’t the worst thing you ever did. The worst thing you ever did was murdering my wife.

[Tender music]

Ej: Why don’t we take this upstairs?

Sami: [Sobbing]

Marlena: Oh, sami. Sami, you shouldn’t be putting yourself through this.

Sami: I’m so stupid. I’m just so stupid, mom. What is wrong with me?

Marlena: Nothing is wrong with you, and you are not stupid. This is on lucas. This is all about lucas. What he did to you…

Sami: Mom, it’s just that someone knew. It’s that someone tried to tell me, tried to warn me, and I wouldn’t listen. I wouldn’t listen. He tried to tell me over and over. Ej knew, and I just– I just wouldn’t listen!

[Steamy music]

As someone living with type 2 diabetes, I was just gonna forget why I came here today?

Lucas: You’re talking crazy, chad. I didn’t kill abigail! It was clyde weston!

Chad: No, he didn’t!

Lucas: The hell he didn’t!

Chad: Rafe called. Clyde’s alibi checks out, so you can’t count on him to take the fall anymore.

Lucas: What are you talking about? I would never hurt my niece. I loved her! Don’t you understand that?

Chad: Yeah, 20 minutes ago, nobody thought you kidnapped sami, and yet, here we are.

Kate: Okay, lucas, don’t even listen to him. He’s out of his mind.

Roman: He sounds pretty sane to me.

Johnny: Yeah, I’d like to hear this.

Lucas: Hear what? How did we do this? How did we go from sami to abigail, huh?

Chad: Because one thing led to another, all right? Before anyone knew who took sami, abby decided to look into it for “the spectator.” And abby, she’s a pretty good reporter, so it didn’t take her long to track down the people that you hired to kidnap sami. She was making plans to interview the guy, so I had no choice but to tell her I knew who kidnapped sami, that it was her uncle lucas. And then, that night, my wife was stabbed to death because you found out I told her what you did.

Lucas: You’re wrong, man.

Allie: Chad, please, he would not do that to abigail.

Will: Chad. Chad, she’s right. This doesn’t make any sense.

Chad: You don’t think so, will? Remember our conversation earlier?

Will: My dad didn’t tell me when he fell off the wagon, but it must’ve been recently since he still had the bandage on his hand.

Chad: He hurt himself while he was on his bender?

Will: Yeah, and by the size of the bandage, I don’t know, man, I’d say it was bad. But he was so far gone, he didn’t even remember how it happened. Chad, you’re putting the pieces together wrong.

Chad: I don’t think so. Seems to me the missing pieces are falling right into place.

Lucas: Chad, listen to me.

Chad: Listen to you? We just listened to you try to convince sami that kidnapping her was an act of love. And we all saw how desperate you were not to lose her, so desperate that you didn’t just kidnap her, you didn’t just frame ej. You sent him to statesville, and you breathed a sigh of relief.

Lucas: And you were so mad at him that you lied to a judge just to clear me.

Chad: Yes, I did, and I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life, but my point is is you thought you had all your ducks in a row, that you had finally gotten sami back, you were finally gonna marry her. And then you found out that abby knew what you did, and all abby had to do was open her mouth and blow your dream to hell.

Lucas: I would never do that to my sister’s kid.

Roman: I’ve heard enough.

Kate: What are you doing?

Roman: Police should be here. Don’t you think?

Lucas: You don’t have to do that, roman. I’ll go down to the station, I’ll give a statement, and they’ll clear me.

Johnny: Oh, you’re not going to the police alone. I’m coming with you.

Chad: So am I.

Roman: He’s your son. You should be there too.

Kate: Um, yeah, you’re right. You’re right.

Roman: Kate, I love you.

Kate: I love you too.

[Tense music]

Allie: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, poor mom.

Sami: I just can’t stop hearing his vows in my head, that “I wanna be a better man for you, sami. I haven’t always given you my best self.” Talk about an understatement. I mean, he’s practically confessing, and I didn’t even hear it.

Marlena: Sami, you’ve had a terrible shock. Your world has been turned upside down by this.

Sami: I just can’T. I can’T. “I want to be your hero.” He said that.

Marlena: Honey.

Sami: I just can’t do this anymore! That is what I think of you and your stupid promises, lucas, and your vows.

[Sighs] What are you doing, mom?

Marlena: I’m getting the rings, and I’m gonna take you back to the house.

Sami: No, no, no. Please, no. I can’T.

Marlena: What are you doing?

Sami: No, I just have to get out of here; I can’T.

Marlena: Sami, where are you going? Sami!

Ej: [Sighs] What were you saying about misery?

Belle: [Chuckles] I’m anything but miserable right now.

Both: [Chuckle]

Belle: I’m actually grateful.

Ej: For what exactly?

Belle: For you making me forget.

Both: [Chuckle]

Ej: Well, we’re even then. You’ve done the same thing for me.

[Tender music]

Okay, this is a freezer, not a time capsule. Okay, yeah, call me if she comes back to your place. Okay.

[Hangs up] Your mother said that sami took off.

Eric: Without saying where she was going?

Roman: Yeah.

Both: [Sigh]

Eric: You okay? I mean, that’s a lot to take in.

Roman: He came to see me.

Eric: Lucas?

Roman: Mm-hmm, for my blessing. The whole bit. So proper, so respectful. Can you believe that? What kind of respect did he show sami when he kidnapped her, huh? And when he had to finally admit it, it felt like my head was gonna explode! If we hadn’t been in a church, he’d be in a hospital right now.

Eric: What about the other things that chad said? I mean, do you think there’s any possibility?

Roman: Well, at this point, I don’t think you could rule it out.

Eric: Guess not.

Roman: No, chad was right. Lucas would’ve done anything to keep that secret from coming out. What I don’t understand is how he was able to keep it going for so long.

Kate: I still think that you should have an attorney present.

Lucas: I don’t need an attorney. I’m innocent.

Chad: Tell that to rafe. He’s on his way here. He wants you to wait in there.

Kate: Okay, now just stop it, all right? I know that you’re hurting, but you have no idea what happened.

Chad: I don’t? That’s news to me.

Johnny: You know, it’s bad enough, you framing my dad. If you did this too…

Lucas: I didn’t, all right? I couldn’t have.

Kate: Okay, look, I think the reason that rafe wants you to wait in that room is so you won’t have to talk before you know what you want to say.

Lucas: Right, right. Fine.

Chad: I want you to go wait outside for rafe. I don’t want him getting waylaid on his way here.

Johnny: Sure.

Chad: Rafe is gonna ask me how I put the pieces together to come up with lucas.

Kate: So you’re going to tell him that I told lucas that abigail knew, right?

Chad: You better get roman ready for what’s coming.

Kate: Mm, thanks, chad.

[Tense music]

[Door opens]

Lucas: What are you doing here?

Chad: [Sighs] I sent your mom and johnny away, and rafe’s not here yet, so it’s just you and me. You got drunk, and my wife was a threat to you and sami.

Lucas: You don’t know what I thought; you weren’t there.

Chad: We both know what happened next.

Marlena: I heard chad say when he came into the church, “you killed my wife.” I thought he didn’t know what he was talking about.

Will: He’s convinced dad killed abigail to keep her quiet.

Marlena: Well, keep her quiet about what?

Allie: The day she was killed, abigail found out that dad kidnapped sami.

Marlena: [Exhales sharply] I can’t believe it. I can’t believe that lucas is capable of that.

Allie: Neither can we.

Ej: [Panting]



Belle: [Chuckles]

Ej: What if I ring harold and get him to bring– bring up a bottle of champagne?

Belle: What are we celebrating?

Both: [Chuckle]

Ej: The fact that this day has taken a decided turn for the better.

Sami: [Knocks at door] Ej, are you in there? We need to talk.

Ej: Oh, my.

Belle: What the hell is she doing here?

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Marlena: Um, I’m just remembering that sami came by the house this morning. She was so happy, so excited about the future.

Allie: Yeah, I saw dad. He was happy too.

Marlena: Yeah, I imagine he was; he thought he had gotten away with it. By the time I got to the parking lot, your mom was gone, but we have got to find her.

Will: Yeah. Well, shouldn’t somebody stay here in case she comes back?

Marlena: Why would she come back here?

Will: Looking for allie and me maybe?

Marlena: Oh, darlings, I’m so sorry you had to find out about it this way. It’s awful.

Allie: Yeah, it’s the worst.

Marlena: Well, we’ve got to find her. Yeah, I will stay close. Stay close.

Allie: Mom’s rings. I can’t– I can’t take this in, will. I don’t understand any of it.

Will: That’s because it’s a nightmare.

Allie: [Sobbing]

Eric: We should try to find sami.

Roman: You do that. I’ll stay in case she comes back here.

Eric: Okay, good idea. I can see her deciding she needs you now.

Roman: Yeah. Okay.

[Pensive music]

What are you doing here? Should you be at the police station with lucas?

Lucas: You have to listen to me. I would never take a knife and stab my own niece!

Chad: Yeah? Then what is that?

Sami: [Knocks at door] Ej, I really need to talk to you.

Ej: What are you doing?

Belle: I can’t let her find me in here!

Sami: Come on, ej. I know you’re in there.

Ej: What are you doing here, samantha? Why aren’t you with lucas?

Sami: Well, I would’ve been except… ah, look at what we have here. Who does this belong to?


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