Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Abe: [Chuckling] Hey, hey.
Abe: See you have started happy hour without me.
Paulina: Well, it’s a lot happier now that you’re here.
[Both chuckle] Oh, there really is nothing like a cold martini at the end of the day. Here, let me get you one. Honey. Oh, honey, could you get me one of your perfect martinis for my friend here? Heavy on the gin and stingy as hell on the vermouth.
Abe: Ooh, now, are you trying to get me drunk so you can have your way with me?
Paulina: Abraham! That’s exactly what I’m trying to do.
Chad: What do you want, sarah? “Sorry I killed your wife”? Not in the mood. Hey, schmitty! Let me get another one of these, please.
Eric: Hey, chad. Don’t you already think you’ve had enough?
Sarah: Hey, chad, it’s sarah. I know you don’t want to talk to me, but can you please call me back? It’s important.
Sarah: Hey, sonny.
Sonny: What a surprise.
Sarah: [Chuckles] Yeah, I was just coming to tell my mom some good news.
Sonny: Oh, it’s been a while since I’ve heard any good news. So what is it?
Sarah: You know how they talk on crime shows? “There’s been a break in the case.”
Rafe: This is nicole’s statement. I took her at home this morning.
Jada: Thanks. How’s she doing?
Rafe: She’s doing a lot better. Pain’s better anyway, but the crutches are driving her nuts. They slow her down. She does not like to be slowed down.
Rafe: Abigail’s file?
Jada: Yeah, I’m going through it once last time. I think we’re pretty close to closing the case.
Xander: Like hell you are!
Rafe: Take it easy, cook.
Xander: Get her to stop harassing sarah.
Jada: I’m not harassing her, I’m just doing my job!
Xander: Because she’s innocent. And we can prove it.
Jack: I can prove all editorial decisions through email. I–I understand, I do. Listen, the bottom line is that I–
[Knock at door] I am not leaving salem until I find out who killed my daughter.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Jack: I’ll call you back.
Gwen: I imagine you’re not too surprised to see me.
Jack: No, no. I heard about your pardon.
Gwen: Well, you are in the news business, aren’t you? Sorry, I didn’t mean to just turn up here unannounced.
Jack: It’s all right. Jennifer and julie took the kids out for pizza.
Gwen: That place that has the window looking into the kitchen, where the children can watch them making the pizza? I love that. Gosh, I remember thomas used to knock on the glass–
Jack: Please, can we just not… take the trip down memory lane? Tell me why you’re here.
Gwen: I’m here because there’s something I want you to know.
Sonny: So rex can vouch for your whereabouts at the time of the murder?
Sarah: Yeah. Yeah, he came to see me at the inn and he stayed there until I fell asleep.
Sonny: That’s great!
[Chuckles] Um… and also, you know, maggie’s been really worried about you.
Sarah: No, I know.
Sonny: And for what it’s worth… I never thought you did it. Okay? No matter what kind of drugs gwen pumped into you, it’s not in your nature to hurt anyone. Especially not abigail.
Sarah: Thank you. You know, there were times, though, when I couldn’t remember everything that happened that night and I just kept thinking like, what if the drugs made me–
Sonny: Hey. You don’t have to think about that anymore. Okay? Rex will testify and you can just put this whole thing behind you.
Sarah: Yeah, I mean, I don’t know, you know? Rex can tell them that he was there, but it doesn’t mean the police have to believe him.
Jada: What do you mean you can prove it?
Rafe: Yeah, what are you talking about now?
Xander: I’m talking about the fact that– sarah couldn’t have killed abigail. So you need to get this woman to back off or we’re gonna charge her with harassment.
Jada: Questioning your suspect is not harassment!
Xander: Sarah isn’t a suspect. And if you’d been doing your job instead of trying to railroad her, you would’ve found out she has an alibi.
Jada: How? She doesn’t remember where she was that night!
Xander: No, but her ex-husband can. Marlena hypnotized sarah and she remembered that she was with rex. And he can and will confirm it. So take one of your little pens here and cross sarah off your list of suspects.
Jada: Sorry, I can’t do that.
Xander: Why the hell not?
Chad: Where did schmitty go?
Eric: Smitty’s off. You’re done.
Chad: I would like another drink.
Eric: I saw your tab and it looks like you’ve already had enough.
Chad: Yeah. I am going to have quite a few more. As my son so eloquent– eloq– as my son says, you are not the boss of me.
Eric: I kind of am. I’m legally bound to refuse service to anyone who’s obviously over their limit.
Chad: Are you having a good time, father?
Eric: I know you’re not.
Chad: You know the problem with priests? Sorry. Ex-priests. Is that you think you’re god on earth.
Eric: You know what I think? I think you’re hurting.
Chad: [Chuckles] Wow. Such insight. Such compassion. The man whose wife was stabbed to death by her hopped-up cousin is hurting. You should have a talk show.
Eric: I’m calling you a cab.
Chad: No, you are gonna get me the drink that I ordered. And I’m not leaving until I get it. This is the sound of better breathing.
Xander: Didn’t you hear me? Sarah’s not a suspect anymore. She has an alibi.
Jada: Right, an alibi. A colleague of dr. Horton hypnotizes her and then…
[Snaps fingers] Her memory comes back? And who confirms it? Oh, wait for it. Her ex-husband.
Rafe: Dial it down.
Jada: Tell him to dial it down. Here’s the one that charged in here claiming that I’m harassing sarah horton? Railroading her?
Xander: You blew up her wedding!
Jada: And now he’s ordering me to stop the investigation because he’s come up with some out-of-the-blue alibi?
Xander: You just listen to me.
Jada: No, you listen to me. Lucas horton swears he saw sarah horton at the scene of the crime on the night of the crime.
Xander: You know as well as I do that lucas horton is a drunk and a liar. He’s only pointing his finger at sarah to save his own skin.
Jada: [Sighs] Did you know mr. Horton was also hypnotized by your very own dr. Evans? Mm-hmm. And he remembers being at the dimera mansion that night and he saw sarah walking down the stairs.
Xander: So he’s faking it. He was just pretending to be hypnotized.
Jada: So he fooled dr. Evans? Is it also possible that perhaps she was also fooled by dr. Horton?
Xander: Maybe, but sarah has an alibi. Rex brady was in my room at the salem inn with her on the night of the murder.
Jada: Oh. Does he have a habit of visiting his ex-wife alone in a hotel room?
Xander: Well, he never really got over her, really.
Jada: Oh, he never really got over her, did he? And now he’s covering for her murder charge. Hmm. It’s always nice when a divorce is amicable.
Xander: He wouldn’t lie about something like this. You know he wouldn’T.
Jada: Mr. Cook, I admit this is a troublesome case and I’ve had my fair share of he said-she said, but this is my first he remembered-she remembered.
Xander: This isn’t funny, damn it.
Rafe: Xander, listen. We will follow up on everything you’ve told us and we will talk to rex.
Jada: But your fiancée is not yet off the hook.
Xander: You know what? You’re idiots. You’re both idiots.
Rafe: Well, you told him. Everything you know about the case.
Jada: [Sighs] I’M…sorry.
Rafe: Might wanna work on that.
Sonny: Hey, come on. I’ll walk you out.
[Phone ringing] I’m sorry. Um, I gotta take this. Hello?
Eric: Hey, sonny, it’s eric brady.
Sonny: Oh, hey, eric. What’s up?
Eric: Hey, I’m sorry to bother you, I just didn’t know who else to call. It’s about chad. By the looks of it, he’s been drinking all afternoon down here at the brady pub and, listen, I refused to serve him another drink but now he won’t leave. And I have an appointment to make, so–
Sonny: Yeah, okay, I’ll be right there.
Eric: Good. I was hoping you’d say that. Thanks.
Abe: Now, haven’t you noticed that you don’t have to get me lubricated to succumb to your charms?
Paulina: Mm, well, it’s true, I am a goddess and you are helpless before me. [Chuckles] Unless…
Abe: Unless what?
Paulina: Well, I’ll be honest. When it comes to your career, you can be downright stubborn.
Abe: Because it’s my career.
Paulina: And it’s been very nice so far, but you are not poised to take off to reach for the stars.
Abe: To do what you want me to do.
Paulina: This isn’t about me. It isn’t even about you, it’s for the people of this state.
Abe: Oh, I know how you worry about them.
Paulina: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. And do you know how many state governors went on to be president?
Abe: Almost as many that went to jail.
Paulina: That’s why we need an honest man like you. I can’t believe. Oh, governor mitchell, he pardoned those killers. Mm, he’s proven himself unfit for the office.
Abe: Then why did you want me to grovel for his endorsement?
Paulina: This–this is my point. If I as so much as bring up the topic of your political career, you get oppositional. Just like a two-year-old.
Abe: Oh, well–hey! Hey, nicole. Over here.
Paulina: Uh-uh, uh-uh. I know what you’re doing.
Abe: I’m just greeting an old friend.
Paulina: It won’t stop me.
Abe: Nothing ever does.
Abe: [Chuckles] Hey, hello.
Nicole: Hi, paulina.
Abe: Here, come on.
Nicole: Thank you.
Abe: Why don’t you join us? There you are.
[All chuckling] So.
Abe: Well, isn’t this great, huh? Huh?
Paulina: Mm-hmm. It is! It is. Because now nicole can help me talk some sense into you.
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Paulina: We have to get you a drink, but first tell the man he should be governor.
Abe: [Chuckles] Look, why don’t we, uh, see how nicole is doing first? Like how’s your ankle? And how did you feel after being held at gunpoint?
Paulina: Oh, he’s right. Shame on me. Feel free to open up. I know exactly what you’re going through. When we were robbed at gunpoint last labor day, I don’t think I slept for a week.
Abe: Yeah, why don’t you just tell nicole how you felt, paulina?
Paulina: Oh, he’s right. We were talking about you.
Abe: We were trying to. I just thank god eric came along when he did. It sounds like he saved your life.
Nicole: I think so. I mean, I thought that guy was gonna shoot me. And somehow eric talked him down.
Paulina: Well, that’s so romantic! Oh, so tell me when are the two of you getting back together?
Eric: Detective hunter?
Jada: Hi, eric. Thanks for coming in. It shouldn’t take long, I just need to ask a few questions about the other night.
Eric: Of course, not a problem. First of all, I just– how are you are doing? Since I saw you last at the hospital?
Jada: Better. Thanks for asking.
Eric: Yeah. That’s good. But I think everybody would understand if you weren’t better.
Jada: Yeah, I mean, it was a clean shoot, but I still killed a man with a soul. It stays with you.
Eric: Of course it does.
Jada: [Sighs] I mean, I– with you being a priest and everything, I’m sure you’ve dealt with a lot of people and people who dealt with guilt and a lot of difficult emotions. I feel like you would understand.
Eric: Yeah, I do. Hey, if you ever need to talk about it, you know I’m here, okay?
Jada: Thanks. Let me get that file. Oh, just had it here somewhere. Oh, damn it, damn it, damn it! Ugh. [Sighs] I am not in a good mood.
Eric: Really? [Chuckles] Hey, you know, on my way over here, I saw xander cook leaving the office. He wouldn’t have anything to do with your mood, would he?
Jada: Oh, no. I just love hyper-aggressive overbearing alpha males who shove pens in your face and call you an idiot and you end up getting in trouble by your boss. I mean, the man’s a total jerk! He’s not your friend, is he?
Eric: Definitely not my friend.
Jada: [Laughs] Okay. That seems kind of out of character for you, but what did he do?
Eric: Well, for starters, he slept with my wife.
Xander: Those bloody cops! No, that bloody cop I tell you what. She’s got her mind all made up and no pesky facts are gonna change it.
Sarah: I take it it didn’t go very well.
Xander: That’d be an understatement.
Sarah: Maybe you should’ve called the lawyer.
Xander: I thought I could handle it.
Sarah: You usually do.
Xander: Well, listen to this. When I told rafe that rex could confirm your alibi, that hunter woman, she was all over the fact that he’s your ex-husband.
Sarah: He is my ex-husband. What’s wrong with that?
Xander: I might’ve let slip that he never got over you and she took that to mean that, you know, he might lie for you.
Sarah: Well, that’s not good. That’s not as bad as lucas’ testimony, but that’s not good.
Xander: Lucas is a lying drunk.
Sarah: I don’t think you can lie under hypnosis. I wasn’T. And I know that I was here when lucas said that he saw me there.
Xander: But he didn’t see you. You couldn’t be in two places at once.
Sarah: Except I was before, wasn’t I? Remember?
Gwen: I saw jenn leave with the kids. You should know I didn’t want to just turn up here. I know jennifer’s already going through enough to have to deal with finding me on her doorstep.
Jack: What did you want to tell me?
Gwen: I wanted to tell you that the pardon was not my idea. It was kristen who got me out, who intervened. Now, I’m not going to pretend like I’m not happy about it, but I didn’t scheme to get it. I was absolutely prepared to serve my sentence.
Jack: Except you didn’t have any choice in that, did you?
Gwen: I mean, I understand that I deserved it and that I need to pay for what I had done.
Jack: I appreciate you saying that. I have to admit, when I heard you’d been pardoned, I didn’t know what to think. But hearing you now… I understand that you truly wanted– you truly want to atone for what you did to sarah. And to abigail.
Chad: Where the hell are you, ewwic?
[Inhales deeply and sighs] Okay, fine, I’m gonna get it myself then!
Chad: [Laughs] Uh-oh. Did eric call you?
Sonny: Look, he said you needed a ride home and clearly, he was right.
Chad: Nope, I just need another drink.
Sonny: Okay, chad, chad, no one is going to–stand up. Hey, look at me. Look at me. Hey. No one is going to serve you. All right?
Chad: Well, then I’m just gonna go find another bar.
Sonny: I’m telling you, I think it’s time to call it a day.
Chad: [Chuckles] Wanna wrestle?
Sonny: No, I don’t want to wrestle.
[Chad laughing] Ow! My asthma felt anything but normal.
Jack: What can i do for you, rafe?
Rafe: I came to update you on abigail’s case. Oh, gwen.
Rafe: That’s right. I did hear that you were pardoned. I guess congratulations are in order.
Jack: That was kristen’s doing, not gwen’S.
Jack: So, what did you learn about abigail’s case? Please, tell me.
Rafe: Yeah, right. Well, turns out that sarah horton may in fact have an alibi for the time of the murder. She remembers being with rex brady at the salem inn and word is he’s willing to confirm it.
Jack: Well, thank god. Especially for maggie’s sake.
Gwen: What about what lucas said? Didn’t he say that he saw sarah at the dimera mansion the night that she was murdered?
Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, that is still a question mark. So, obviously until we speak to rex, sarah’s not going to be completely cleared.
Jack: But once you’ve confirmed that rex is telling the truth?
Rafe: Well, then we’re going to have to look at lucas’ statement a hell of a lot harder. After all, sarah can’t be two places at the same time.
Sarah: You remember when I came to you and told you that I couldn’t marry you and that I was going away and didn’t want you looking for me?
Xander: That wasn’t you.
Sarah: I know. It was kristen. I think I was in a suitcase at that point, but it certainly seemed like I was somewhere that I wasn’T. You would’ve even sworn to it.
Xander: The mask.
Sarah: The mask. The mask that kristen loaned gwen. “The part of sarah horton usually played by kristen dimera will tonight be played by gwen rizczech.” For all I know, she still has that mask.
Xander: That bitch.
Sarah: That bitch. We’ve seen the lengths that she’ll go to get rid of me. And she’s the only person that I know that flat-out hated abigail.
Xander: She was wearing the mask that night.
Sarah: And killed two birds with one stone.
Jada: He slept with your wife?
Eric: Now my ex-wife.
Jada: That would be nicole, the commissioner’s wife?
Eric: [Sighs softly]
Jada: So xander sleeping with her, that’s why you got divorced?
Eric: [Sighs] Well, that was the catalyst.
Eric: But the truth is, I wasn’t much of a husband. I was out of the country most of the time and I was just focused on my work and– listen, to be honest, I really wasn’t paying attention to my marriage. Or nicole.
Paulina: It’s like a romance novel! Our hero saves the heroine’s life and all their problems melt away like april snow.
Abe: [Chuckles] Paulina.
Paulina: Oh, you know. I know chemistry. I could sense the chemistry between you two at our wedding. If chanel hadn’t caught that bouquet, ah, I know you and your ex would’ve been the next ones married.
Nicole: Yes, well, I was.
Abe: You see, nicole is married. To rafe hernandez.
Paulina: Oh! Honey! You should’ve talked to me first. Oh.
Jada: But the two of you are still on good terms?
Eric: Uh, yes. I only wish her the best.
Jada: More than that. You risked your life for her.
Eric: Well, when I saw the guy holding a gun on her… I knew at that moment that he could pull the trigger any minute. I just realized that–
Jada: You were still in love with her.
Eric: What I realized in that moment… is that I wouldn’t want to live on this earth without her in it.
Jada: Well, thanks to your quick thinking, you don’t have to.
Eric: I don’t know about that. You know, I kind of think I am the reason why it happened.
Jada: Say what?
Eric: Well, that morning, the guy, when I saw him stealing tips out of the jar, I should’ve called the cops.
Jada: Aren’t you being a little hard on yourself?
Eric: Am I? I mean, if I had done something, nicole, she wouldn’t have had a gun pointed at her. And if I hadn’t let the guy get away, jake wouldn’t be dead.
Jada: You can’t think like that.
Eric: Yeah, well, it’s all I’ve been thinking about.
Jada: Look, I know all about going over and over things in your head. But the only person responsible for what that man did is that man. Not me, not nicole, and not you. So don’t blame yourself for what happened.
Jada: So let’s get that statement.
Paulina: So you were hanging out at our wedding on your wedding day?
Nicole: Well, it was sort of a spur-of-the-moment decision.
Paulina: Mm, oh. Well, congratulations.
[Phone ringing] Oh. Oh, it’s the exploratory committee.
Abe: Exploratory committee?
Paulina: Mm-hmm. I had them set up some focus groups, see how the average joe responds to the name abe carver.
Abe: [Chuckles] You know, we were hoping that our marriage would bring her out of her shell.
Nicole: Uh-huh. Must be really hard to pry an opinion out of her.
Nicole: It’s okay. I mean, she’s not the only one that thinks that way about me and eric. Even rafe thinks something’s going on.
Nicole: It’s just– after eric scared off that guy with the gun, he was trying to talk me down and rafe showed up and rafe misread things and he freaked out on eric.
Nicole: But once rafe realized what was happening, you know, he felt bad. But I just–rafe doesn’t have anything to worry about.
Abe: Are you sure?
Jack: Well, if rex really was with sarah that night, then lucas saying that he saw sarah at the dimera mansion doesn’t make any sense. Again, lucas was drinking. Maybe he doesn’t know what he saw.
Rafe: Yeah, that’s a distinct possibility.
[Soft tense music]
Gwen: Well, that’s good to know that sarah probably didn’t have anything to do with abigail’s murder. I would hate to have to live with the responsibility for my sister’s death.
Sonny: Chad. I’m serious!
[Chad laughing hysterically] Chad, I’m serious, man! Get off me and sit down! Chad. Come on. Chad. Just– right here. Chad. Come on, man.
Chad: Oh, I told you there was another bar.
Sonny: Chad, don’t do it.
Chad: [Laughing] Why not? Well, thanks to you, I had my own designated driver.
Sonny: What? Your own designated– what happened today?
Chad: “What happened?” My wife was stabbed to death. What, did it slip your mind?
Sonny: No, what happened today? All right, what set you off like this?
Chad: [Sighs] It’s just– don’t worry about the–
Sonny: Chad! Hey, focus! Damn it! Chad! Wait, is this about sarah?
Chad: Oh, man. She’s crazy. What, does she think? That I’m gonna pick up the phone from the person who killed my wife? [Scoffs]
Sonny: Look, chad, I don’t think she was calling to tell you that she did that. I think she was calling you to say that she was innocent. She has an alibi.
Sonny: She was with rex at the time of the murder.
Chad: So what you’re saying is, first, clyde didn’t do it and then lucas didn’t do it and now sarah didn’t do it? So what–what does it mean? That my wife stabbed herself to death herself?
Sonny: Chad, I know–I know how hard this must be, okay? Not knowing who did this horrible thing.
Chad: [Sighs] See, it doesn’t even matter. Because even if we find out who did it, it’s not gonna bring her back, okay? Nothing will. I was taking my antidepressant daily,
Chad: Do you wanna know why I went out drinking today? Because thomas didn’t want to go to the aquarium. I told him that we could do something else. He wanted abigail. And I snapped at him. Because he wanted his mother. I don’t want to be around my own kids. Because I don’t want to have to worry about causing them any more pain.
Sonny: Kids know about more than you think they do. Thomas knows you didn’t mean to hurt him.
Chad: [Laughs] Even so. I’m supposed to make him feel better.
[Chuckles] I am supposed to suck it up and make my kids feel better.
[Laughing] I am not. I am just causing them more pain!
Jada: Sign here and here.
Eric: Do you need anything else?
Jada: I don’t think so. Everything you said matches up with what mrs. Hernandez said.
Eric: Oh, you already got her statement too?
Jada: No, commissioner hernandez.
Eric: That’s great. So were you– did you find a place yet? I mean, or did you look at the rooms above the pub?
Jada: [Sighs] No, I haven’t had time. But I better make time because I am bleeding money staying at the salem inn.
Eric: All right, all right, enough. Tomorrow, you’re gonna come and I’m gonna show them.
Jada: That would be great.
Jada: And then after, maybe I can take you out to lunch?
Eric: [Chuckles] You don’t have to do that.
Jada: I didn’t mean it as a thank you. I meant as a, well–
Eric: Detective hunter, are you asking me out on a date?
Abe: I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.
Nicole: Abe, it’s fine. I think what everyone is picking up on is the fact that I will always care about eric. I am so happy with rafe.
Paulina: [Laughs] Good news! The focus group’s numbers are through the roof! The committee loves your chances!
Nicole: Ah, well, congratulations, abe. Paulina, thank you for the drink.
Paulina: Oh, we’re just ordering some dinner. Join us.
Nicole: Oh, no. Three is a crowd. Besides, I’m on my way to the station.
Abe: Oh, well, let me drive you.
Nicole: No, no, abe, I’ll take a cab. I don’t want to keep you from your dinner. Besides, with any luck, maybe I can convince rafe to take me out on a romantic dinner of our own.
Xander: So she put on the mask, murdered abigail, and then on her way out the house, happened to run into lucas.
Sarah: Do you know what I think? If she hadn’t “happened” to run into lucas, she would’ve “happened” to run into somebody else. She didn’t want to just get away with it, she wanted to pin it on me.
Xander: There’s a whole lot of premeditation in that.
Sarah: Well, isn’t gwen known for her organizational skills?
Xander: I was about to marry someone so… sick.
Sarah: It’s just the hard part is getting someone to believe us. I mean, gwen was in prison.
Xander: Gwen wasn’t in prison. She was in statesville. I know flea markets that have tighter security than that place. And we’ll get the police to believe us by showing them evidence. We’ll prove that gwen had the mask.
Sarah: How do we do that?
Xander: We search her room. She texted me where she’s staying, wanted me to know that she’s there for me, since it looked like you were the killer.
Sarah: Oh, she did, did she?
Xander: I think she’s going to regret sharing that bit of information.
Xander: Let’s go. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?
Chad: Thank you, for being such a good friend to me.
[Chuckles and sniffles] You’re a good friend too. And you’re a good dad.
Sonny: You are. And like I’ve said a million times before, I’ll always be there for you, okay? Let’s get you upstairs, all right? Let’s sleep it off. Come on, come on. Come on up. There we go. No. Thank you. Come on. One foot in front of the other.
Jack: I meant what I said about you being able to clear sarah. Especially for maggie’s sake.
Jack: It must be hell to wonder if your daughter is capable of doing something like that.
Paulina: Sorry if I put my foot in it before. But I know chemistry. It was plain as day at our wedding.
Abe: So you were thinking about nicole and eric, not about me?
Paulina: Oh, abe. Now, stop. Of course I was focused on the handsome groom.
Paulina: But how could you not notice the sparks flying off those two? Yeah, nicole? She might’ve run off to marry the commish, but I have no doubt in my mind she still has feelings for eric.
Jada: I’m sorry. The way you were talking about your ex-wife, I just assumed you were single. But if you’re seeing someone–
Eric: No, I’m not seeing anyone.
Jada: Maybe you’re just not interested.
Eric: I never said I wasn’t interested. I’d love to go to lunch.
Jada: Great. Then it’s a date.