Days Transcript Monday, July 18, 2022

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Sonny: Morning.

Will: Morning. Oh, my gosh, it’s so late. Why didn’t you wake me up?

Sonny: You had a late night. I thought you could use the rest. Yesterday was…pretty rough.

Will: Yeah, I was kind of hoping that everything thappened with my dad was just a horrible nightmare.

Sonny: Well, I kind of wish I could tell you it was.

Lucas: Ow.

[Door opens] Jj, listen to me–

Jj: I just came from the courthouse. I heard that you pled not guilty to kidnapping sami. Even after you admitted that you did to a room full of people. Maybe now you want to admit that you killed my sister?

Kate: Roman told you.

Marlena: You’re damn right he did. Do not come back here.

Kate: Okay. I need your help.

Marlena: You know who needed my help? My daughter needed my help. When your son kidnapped her, and terrorized her… and you said nothing? You covered for him.

Kate: Sami is fine.

Marlena: Sami is fine, physically. In every other way, she is a mess.

Kate: Okay, look, I’m sorry.

Marlena: You’re sorry? Really, you’re sorry because you got caught. Look, it’s bad enough that you knew that your son had kidnapped my daughter and you said nothing about it, but then you sat in that church in front of god and everybody and you were about to allow your son to marry my daughter.

Kate: Okay, for the record, when I learned about lucas, what he had done, sami was already free.

Marlena: Well, you know what? Ej wasn’t free.

Ej: Samantha says she’s leaving salem for good. I think she means it. You know, father, you always taught me that there’s nothing more important than family. And look what I’ve done. I’ve lost samantha, disrespected belle, christian’s turned on me, and I’ve alienated my grieving brother. I haven’t seen or heard from chad in days.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Xander: Oh, bummer. You got dressed.

Sarah: Honey, I left you in there about a half an hour ago.

Xander: I was exfoliating. I rinse the mask off too soon, it doesn’t achieve its full effect.

Sarah: Mm-hmm. You do realize that your skincare routine is about 10 times more elaborate than mine?

Xander: That’s because you’re a natural beauty, darling. The rest of us have to work at it.

Sarah: Oh, is that so?

Xander: Mm-hmm.

Sarah: Well, I happen to think that you are irresistible just the way you are. So, now that you are all scrubbed and polished, are you gonna stand around in that towel all day or what?

Xander: If that’s what you want.

Sarah: I’ll show you what I want.

Xander: Mmm. That’s what I want too.

[Sarah giggles]

Kate: Thank you for letting me in.

Marlena: I didn’t want the neighbors to hear my tirade. Kate, I’ve always known that you could be a little selfish, but I never dreamed that you would let an innocent man rot in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Kate: Ej is hardly an innocent man.

Marlena: He did not kidnap sami. And he did not deserve to go to prison for a crime your son committed.

Kate: Oh, what about all the other crimes that he committed that he never paid for?

Marlena: It doesn’t work like that, kate. You can’t take something that ej did in the past and try to make him pay for it instead of what your son needs to pay for.

Kate: Okay, well, you know, I actually did feel badly for ej and that’s why I led belle to the evidence that exonerated him.

Marlena: And what about sami? Did you feel sorry for her? Because she was the victim of a horrendous crime.

Kate: Oh, please. Sami is nobody’s victim.

Chad: I saw sami on my way in. She leaving town?

Ej: She’ll be back. Her parents are here and her children.

Chad: I thought that now that she knows you didn’t kidnap her, I thought maybe the two of you had a shot of getting back together.

Ej: [Small laugh] So did I.

Chad: Look, um… I’m here because I owe you an apology. I was wrong. Not just wrong. It was, um–I– I made a terrible accusation blaming you for abigail’s death. I was angry that you didn’t tell me that clyde weston threatened our family, but I shouldn’t have gone off on you the way that I did. I jumped to the conclusion that clyde was the one that killed abby… and now it’s clear that it’s someone else.

Lucas: You know how much I loved abigail.

Jj: You loved sami too. Didn’t stop you from hurting her.

Lucas: I know you’re in pain, and I’m sorry.

Jj: I don’t want your damn sympathy. I want answers. And I’m not leaving until I get them. So did you do it? Did you kill my sister?

Lucas: I don’t know.

Jj: How can you not know if you stabbed someone to death?

Lucas: Because I don’t remember anything.

Jj: I can imagine you would wanna forget doing something that horrible– the terror in her eyes, her screaming, crying, begging you to stop… all that blood!

Lucas: Yeah, I understand. I wanted to remember everything, but I can’t because I was drunk. I was–I blacked out!

Jj: Then why do you look so damn guilty?

Lucas: Because I’m ashamed. I hate myself for what I did. I hate myself for kidnapping sami, I hate myself for falling off the wagon, and I hate myself for not knowing what I did after!

Jj: Maybe you just need a little help.

Lucas: What?

Jj: You don’t seem to be having much luck on your own. So maybe I could jog your memory. Maybe I just need to beat the truth out of you! Once upon a time, before jill said yes.

Marlena: I’m aware that sami has gone to extremes when it comes to helping her family. That does not excuse lucas.

Kate: Okay. Lucas made a mistake, but he doesn’t deserve to go to prison.

Marlena: He was just arraigned for kidnapping his fiancé. And he’s under suspicion for killing his niece.

Kate: Lucas isn’t capable of killing anyone, marlena.

Marlena: You know, in my profession, there’s a concept we call “denial.”

Kate: Okay, look, I know that you’re angry. You have every right to be angry. But you don’t really believe that lucas killed abigail, do you?

Ej: I’m sorry again about clyde. I should’ve told you right away that he threatened to hurt our family if I told anyone he was responsible for my shooting.

Chad: Yes, you should’ve.

Ej: I thought making a deal with him was the best way to protect everyone. But as soon as I heard that he was arrested in connection with abigail’s murder, I couldn’t keep quiet any longer. So I went to rafe, and it was too little, too late. You were right, chad. I was arrogant and selfish thinking that I had this all under control.

Chad: It’s the dimera way.

Ej: Hmm. As is putting family first. I am going to help you get justice for your wife. Whatever it takes. So, now we know clyde has an air-tight alibi–

Chad: And lucas does not.

Lucas: You want to hit me? Go head.

Jj: Were you in my sister’s house that night? Did you go up to her room?

Lucas: I don’t know.

Jj: Think! Did you ask abigail to keep quiet about what you did to sami? When she refused, you stabbed her? Ended her life? Answer me!

Lucas: I don’t know! I told you, I told everybody I don’t know! I want to remember, but I can’t, all right? I wish to god I could, but I just can’T.

Jj: Then I guess I’ll have to beat it out of you.

Jennifer: [Gasps] Jj, stop!

Xander: Oh, look at you. You’re glowing and you didn’t even have to exfoliate.

Sarah: Yeah, it’s a gift and a curse.

[Giggling] I think what we just did is better than anything you can buy in a store.

Xander: Well, you know what they say– can’t have too much of a good thing.

Sarah: I can’t, I can’t, I can’T. I have to go to the hospital and pick up a refill of my prescription.

Xander: The adjusted dose seems to be working, yeah?

Sarah: Mm-hmm, yeah, yeah, I haven’t had any hallucinations in a few days, which is just so great, but I don’t think it’s enough that we’re out of the woods yet.

Xander: Well, I’m very optimistic.

Sarah: Yeah, I’m just– I’m so grateful that I didn’t hurt anyone all those times that I saw kristen, you know? I would… I’d never be able to forgive myself.

Xander: I’m so sorry you’re still dealing with all this.

Sarah: Yeah. Well, hopefully it’s done and our life can just finally go back to normal.

Xander: I wish I could say the same for my best mate.

Sarah: Yeah. I noticed that you didn’t talk to jack much at abigail’s funeral.

Xander: Oh, you know, he was surrounded by family. I didn’t want to intrude.

Sarah: I bet he’d really like to hear from you. And better in person.

Xander: Yeah, you’re right. I should stop by. Offer my condolences. And to jennifer too, of course.

Sarah: Mm-hmm.

Jennifer: Jj, what are you doing?

Jj: Trying to find out if your brother killed my sister!

Jennifer: No, let him go! Let him go!

Jj: Not till he answers me!

Jennifer: Jj! Jj, please! I need you to listen to me! I need you to look at me, okay? I need you to let go of lucas and I need you to look at me! Look at me!

Jj: Mom.

Jennifer: Sweetheart, I know, I know, I know.

Jj: [Whispers] She’s gone. Abigail’s gone, and I need– I need to understand it. I need it to make sense.

Jennifer: I understand, I know, I know. We all do. And we all want answers, sweetheart. We all want answers, every single one of us. And when we get those answers, and I promise you, I promise you we will get those answers. Your sister being taken from us is never gonna make sense. I’m sorry.

[Exhales] It was wrong of him to put his hands on you.

Lucas: You and jj have every right to be furious with me. You do. You can yell at me, you can hit me, do whatever you want.

Jennifer: Hit you? I wouldn’t hit you.

Lucas: Why not?

Jennifer: Because you’re my brother, and I love you.

Lucas: Stop. I’m not worthy of that, not now.

Jennifer: Don’t say that!

Lucas: It’s the truth. I made a terrible choice. It wasn’t a slip-up, it was a choice. I chose to drink that night. I knew what would happen if I drank–I knew my life would be turned upside-down, but I did it anyway because of me, because of my pain. I wanted to numb my own pain. I didn’t care about the pain I caused other people.

Jennifer: Lucas. You are a good person.

Lucas: No, I’m not! I’m a coward! I didn’t come clean until my back was against the wall! Don’t you understand that? I did this, jen. I lied. I denied. I framed ej. I did that on my own! So if I go to prison, if I go to a psych ward, or if I get the death penalty, I don’t care. I don’t care because I deserve it.

Sonny: Will, I cannot imagine your father killing anyone let alone his own niece.

Will: It’s like I told allie. If you’d asked me a week ago if my dad was capable of killing anyone, I would’ve said no. Crazy. But I just found out he kidnapped mom. He kept her captive for months.

Sonny: That was totally different! He was scared and terrified he was gonna lose the person he loves the most. Both you and I know what that’s like. And it’s a huge jump from kidnapping to murder.

Will: It’s not that huge, if you’re drunk and you’re desperate. He truly thought he was about to lose everything.

Sonny: And he thought that killing abigail was the solution?

Will: He wasn’t thinking, sonny, that’s what I’m saying. He was operating on emotion, on adrenalin, on fear. He like spent months building up this whole house of cards, and it was about to crash down.

Sonny: Will.

Will: He has the motive, he had the means, he had the opportunity–he has this huge gash on his hand.

Sonny: Will. Will.

Will: That looks bad! How do you explain that?

Sonny: Will. Breathe. Okay? Can you really imagine your father stabbing abigail?

Will: I couldn’t imagine us rolling leo stark’s dead body up into a rug, but we did.

Sonny: That’s totally different.

Will: How? It was anger that turned to violence. My dad was angry and scared. It is entirely possible that he got drunk, he went to confront abigail, things got heated, and he did what he thought he had to do to keep from losing my mom.

Sonny: No. No, I don’t think that’s what happened.

Will: I mean, I hope you’re right. This is all speculation anyway. I don’t know what happened. You don’t know what happened. He doesn’t know what happened. He doesn’t remember anything about that night.

Kate: Even after what he did to sami, there is no way that lucas could’ve killed abigail. No way. I don’t care how drunk he was.

Marlena: What are you doing here? What do you want from me?

Kate: I want you to help my son.

Ej: I knew from the start that lucas was responsible for samantha’s kidnapping but no one believed me. And to add insult to injury, according to roman, kate knew he was guilty and said nothing and was perfectly happy for me to take the fall. I mean, kate and I have had our differences, but I never expected that level of treachery from her.

Chad: But what about from me?

Ej: I’m sorry?

Chad: Kate wasn’t the only one who knew lucas was behind the kidnapping. I did too. I knew you were innocent all along. So I said, “yeah you’re saving hundreds

Will: My mom texted me. She’s leaving salem. And she vows to never, ever, ever come back to this. And the rest is… uh, just profanity.

Sonny: Mmm. Well, she’s very upset, very understandably. Okay, but once she calms down, I promise you she’ll come right back to town.

Will: Can you please distract me from all of this?

Sonny: Okay, well, how about…[Imitates drums] A sweet treat from sweet bits? I got you a blueberry scone.

Will: Oh!

Sonny: And an iced coffee.

Will: Oh, my favorite. Thank you.

Sonny: Mm-hmm. Oh my god, you’re like a scone monster. You’re getting crumbs all over the bed.

Will: Maybe you can help me with that?

Sonny: All over your chest.

Will: Mm-hmm. Get it off. Ohh…

Xander: I’m just so sorry about abigail, jack. I wish I had the words.

Jack: Well, sometimes words are overrated. I saw you at the funeral.

Xander: I wanted to approach you, but… I just kept my distance out of respect.

Jack: And fear of julie.

Xander: Yeah, that too.

Jack: I’m glad you were there, xander. It meant a lot to see you there.

Xander: So many people loved your little girl.

Jack: It was A…[Sniffles] Such a lovely service, wasn’t it? I can’t believe we got through it.

Xander: You’re really strong, jack.

Jack: Yeah. I had jennifer there by my side the whole time. Thank god chad had his brother.

Ej: When did you know it was lucas?

Chad: When I caught lucas planting evidence on a dimera computer.

Ej: The evidence that led to my false imprisonment.

Chad: Ej, I know it was wrong, but I was so angry at you that you kept trying to get under my skin. Johnny’s movie, trying to cut me out of dimera.

Ej: And by conspiring with lucas to frame me, you could run the company on your own. You get what you want, he gets what he wants.

[Light laugh] Makes perfect sense.

Chad: I’ll be honest. I was fine with you getting booted from dimera. But as soon as belle told me that you could be sentenced to 10 years, I– I couldn’t go through with it. I planned to come clean at your trial. I was gonna say that I planted all of the evidence, then I saw you, what I thought was you, forcing yourself on my wife at the courthouse.

Ej: When the devil morphed into me.

Chad: You hurt me, and I wanted to punish you.

Ej: I’m the one in the family that everyone says is as ruthless as father. Turns out I’m not alone. You said you were planning to testify that you planted the evidence. What about lucas?

Chad: I promised kate I wouldn’t implicate him.

Ej: [Laughs] Oh, how big of you.

Chad: All I cared about was keeping you out of prison. I figured that lucas would hang himself eventually. I didn’t see the point in bringing him down with me.

Ej: Ah. And I’m sure kate appreciated that very much. Probably why she didn’t throw you under the bus when I confronted her.

Lucas: Why are you here?

Jennifer: To tell you that I know you loved my daughter, and I know you didn’t do this.

Lucas: You can’t say that, jen, you don’t know that.

Jennifer: Why did you keep this to yourself? You were sitting there comforting me over the loss of my daughter, and all that time you were thinking that you were the one that might’ve hurt her? Why didn’t you just tell me?

Lucas: I guess I was scared. I was really scared. I kept thinking about what happened with will and how we almost lost him and it was devastating. It was devastating to think I inflicted that same kind of pain on you, my very own sister.

Jennifer: I wish you would’ve just…told me.

Lucas: I couldn’t have told you then. I didn’t want to put that on you. You were going through too much.

[Crying] But you know what? Every time I looked at this bandage and I every time I looked at that bottle that I drank, I thought of abigail. I thought about how much I loved her. I remember when she was little and she used to sit on my lap and I used to read her those nancy drew books all the time.

[Jennifer laughs] And I remember that one year I gave her that pink typewriter for her 10th birthday I think it was, and I remember she used to type out the salem news all the time. Do you remember that?

Jennifer: Yeah, I do.

[Weepy laugh]

Lucas: She wanted to be a reporter just like her parents. She was doing it, you know? She was on her way, and she turned into a beautiful woman with two beautiful children, a wife to a husband she loved. And now…now they’re gonna have to go on without her. So the reason–the reason I didn’t tell you is because I could barely tell myself. I could barely tell myself that I might be responsible and it might be me that… that I took abigail away.

Chad: Ej. I’m truly sorry for what I did. These past few weeks, you’ve been there for me and for my children. You opened your heart and you were a true brother. And I just hope that you can somehow find a way to forgive me.

Ej: I have to give the matter careful consideration. Your betrayal has cost me a great deal… including what may have been my last chance with samantha.

[Quiet, somber music]

I know you’ve just lost your wife. And I respect you admitting this to me.

Chad: I just really hope that we can find a way to get past this.

Ej: Ironic, isn’t it? You slam me for not reporting clyde weston, yet you did the same with lucas. Kept quiet about his crimes, allowed him to remain free. And that may very well have cost abigail her life. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Xander: I’m surprised to hear ej stepped up for chad.

Jack: Well, abigail brought out the best in everyone.

Xander: Except maybe gwen. I’m sorry, mate. It was stupid of me to bring it up.

Jack: Xander, you don’t have to tiptoe around me–I know that you had your issues with abigail as well.

Xander: At first, I… I did blame her for leaving that syringe in the secret room of the dimera house, but… then I realized your daughter wasn’t responsible–she had no way of knowing it’d be used to hurt the woman I love.

Jack: That drug warped abigail’s mind. She felt awful about what happened to her cousin, how much she was suffering.

Xander: Yeah, but in true abigail fashion, she actually did something about it. And she got to the bottom of kristen’s crazy scheme, found sarah on that deserted island, and she risked her own life to bring her home to me.

Sarah: Jj. Hey. I barely had a chance to talk to you at the funeral. I just wanna, um… I want to tell you, I’m so sorry, again. What’s going on?

Jj: I, uh…just came from the police station where I confronted lucas. I asked him if he killed my sister.

Sarah: Oh. What did he say?

Jj: He doesn’t remember.

Sarah: Do you believe him?

Jj: I don’t know what to believe.

Sarah: I know that rafe is going to fight for justice, just like abigail would.

Jj: Yeah. I heard that you were injected with the same drug as abigail. How you doing?

Sarah: Uh… better, you know? But I got a double dose of that drug, so it’s taking a lot longer to get it out of my system. I have hallucinations. I see kristen everywhere. Just…wanting to kill her.

Lucas: I must be losing my mind.

Jennifer: Will you, uh… will you do something for me?

Lucas: Anything.

Jennifer: Will you forget that I’m your sister… and just…just talk to me like I’m a reporter.

Lucas: All right. I’ll tell you whatever you want to know.

Jennifer: Okay. Great. I want to know everything. Let’s start with the kidnapping.

Lucas: I was desperate to get sami back, and I did something insane. I, uh, I kept her locked up where no one could find her. But she was safe. She was safe the whole time.

Jennifer: And, uh, you set ej up, you sent him to prison.

Lucas: Yeah. Yeah, but I mean, it worked out because he was released. And sami thought he was guilty, so I thought I was gonna get everything that I wanted. Then I found out that abigail knew about the kidnapping.

Jennifer: And then what did you do?

Lucas: I panicked because I didn’t know if she was gonna tell anybody, and I knew if she told people, that I would lose sami and she’d go back to ej and I’d end up in prison.

Jennifer: And after you talked to your mother?

Lucas: I knew I was done. I knew I-I had one final night of freedom, so I went crazy and I polished the bottle. I drank myself into oblivion.

Jennifer: And you don’t remember anything you did that night?

Lucas: No! I told jj. I’m telling you now. I’ve wracked my brain. I don’t know anything. I want to remember, I need to remember. Not knowing is killing me.

Kate: I mean, you know from personal experience how painful it is when someone you care about has no memory.

Marlena: Well, if we were talking about somebody that I care about, I might be inclined to help.

Kate: You cared about abigail, didn’t you?

Marlena: Very much.

Kate: Then hate me. Hate lucas. But do it for abigail. Because if you help my son get answers, you’ll help get justice for abigail too. I was on an antidepressant,

Will: Can we stay like this forever?

Sonny: Mm. You mean blissfully in love?

Will: Yes, but, um, I mean literally like this. Just the two of us in bed, shutting out the outside world.

Sonny: Except ari.

Will: Oh yeah. And blueberry scones.

[Both laughing]

Sonny: Sounds like a plan.

[Phone chimes] And so much for shutting out the rest of the world.

Will: Sorry. Oh my god.

Sonny: What?

Will: Looks like my mom might not be the only person leaving salem.

Sarah: Just, uh, picked up a refill of my meds.

Jj: Are they working?

Sarah: Getting there.

Jj: Abigail beat rolf’s drug. I’m sure you can too.

Sarah: You know, um, when i had my first hallucination, I was…I was really scared. And I thought that I would never be cured again. And marlena suggested that I should talk to abigail because she’d been through it. And the night she died, I was going to. Maybe if I had gone, I could’ve stopped the killer.

Jj: Or you would’ve been killed too.

Sarah: I just can’t help but think–

Jj: Yeah, I keep having the same thought, sarah. Same guilt. But I have to keep reminding myself that the only person responsible for taking my sister away from us is the person who murdered her.

Sarah: Do you really think it was lucas?

Jj: I really hope not. But whoever it was… god help them when they face me.

Xander: Well, I hope it’s at least a bit of a comfort for you and jennifer to… to have jj back, I mean.

Jack: Unfortunately, nothing is much of a comfort right now.

Xander: I understand. And as if jennifer isn’t already in enough pain, now her… her brother’s a suspect?

Jack: I’m praying for his sake and ours that he didn’t do it.

Xander: Well, no matter what, I’m here for you, mate. I hope you know that.

Jack: I do. So you– tell me about you and sarah.

Xander: Well, kristen caused a lot of damage. We’re still feeling the effects.

Jack: But still… you got a–you got a chance to start again with the woman that you love.

Xander: I do. And I realize just… just how lucky that makes me.

Lucas: My mother went to talk to marlena, and she thinks that if I get put under hypnosis that it’ll all come back to me. But I don’t know why she’d help me after everything I did to sami.

Jennifer: And I am sure marlena would do whatever it takes to…find out what happened to abigail.

Marlena: She’s right about that. W as ktonowhat happened to theirs. A

[Dramatic music]

Pool floaties are like whooping cough.

Will: Remember that streaming service I wrote the “alamainian peacock” miniseries for?

Sonny: Yeah, you did the movie “a very salem christmas” for them too.

Will: Yes, exactly. So I pitched a bunch of new projects to them, and they want to do one.

Sonny: Oh my god, will! That–that’s incredible. What’s–what’s the project?

Will: Well, it’s top secret, of course, but what I can tell you is that they want me to come to la. Possibly to direct.

Sonny: Oh my god, that’s an amazing opportunity.

Will: I know, it is. But I have to turn it down, ’cause I…I gotta stay here for my dad.

Sonny: Are you ser– will. Your dad wouldn’t want you to put your entire life on hold.

Will: Well…[Sighs] What about you and ari?

Sonny: We’d be fine. She’s on summer vacation. She’s very flexible. Okay? And once she’s back in school, we’ll come visit you out in la, you can come visit here. I mean, it’ll work out perfectly.

Will: Are you sure?

Sonny: Yes, a thousand percent.

Will: Okay. I love you.

Sonny: I love you.

Lucas: I want you to know how incredibly sorry I am about what I did to sami.

Marlena: Your mother asked me if I would hypnotize you… in hopes of helping you remember what happened the night that… abigail was killed.

Lucas: I’m grateful you agreed.

Marlena: I’m not doing this for you. I’m not doing this for kate. I’m doing it for abigail and her family. Rafe is letting me do this with the understanding that nothing discussed here will end up in court. But we all think it’s important to find out the truth about what happened.

Lucas: I need to know if I did this.

Marlena: Then let’s begin.

Kate: Marlena has agreed to hypnotize lucas. Maybe he can remember what happened the night abigail died.

Ej: Oh, kate, I’m glad you’re here.

Kate: Really? I thought that I was your enemy.

Ej: Indeed. And now chad is as well.

Chad: What? I thought that you said that you were gonna take time to think it over.

Ej: Oh, I have. And my first thought was to have you both thrown in prison, but upon further reflection, I believe there’s another way you can make restitution.

Kate: Oh, boy. What’s that?

Ej: If you wish to remain free, you both have to sign over your dimera shares to me.

Xander: Got your meds I see.

Sarah: Mm-hmm. Did you see jack?

Xander: I did. And while he was talking about abigail, I was reminded of something. That we have to make the most of each and every day.

Sarah: I wholeheartedly agree. So, how shall we make the most of today?

Xander: Well, I was thinking that maybe…

Sarah: Yes?

Xander: You and I…

Sarah: Yes?

Xander: Could get married.

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