Days Transcript Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Nancy: I just love a man who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty.

Clyde: Yeah, that’s me. My shift’s almost over. Why don’t you pick out a table and we’ll grab some dinner?

Nancy: Um, I have a better idea.

Clyde: What’s that?

Nancy: Why don’t you and i have dinner with chloe and brady? Unless there’s a reason you don’t think we should?

Clyde: Well, I got one pretty good reason. Your daughter hates my guts.

[Sentimental country music]

Chloe: Hey.

Brady: Chloe, you’ve been staring at that screen all morning. You’re gonna get eyestrain.

Chloe: I know, but I have to get this proposal in by tomorrow morning, and it has to be perfect. I’m not gonna give kristen another reason to write me up.

Brady: I saw your first draft this morning, and it was good.

Chloe: Well, good is not good enough in this situation. Any minute, that petty bitch could come walking in through that door.

Leo: Who are you calling petty?

[Tense music]

Xander: So, we agree that ava and gwen must be working together, right?

Sarah: Absolutely. So what do we do now?

Xander: Well, we have to get ava to admit that she helped gwen escape from statesville, and that she did it on the night that abigail was murdered. Oh, right, and that she knew gwen was gonna kill abigail and frame you for it.

Sarah: Is that all? That’ll be a piece of cake.

Xander: Hey, it might not be that difficult. I mean, gwen and ava, they’re business partners, not chums. Ava already rolled on her partner once before. I can make her throw gwen under the bus one last time.

Gwen: No, of course I didn’t kill abigail. But I had motive, and if the cops find out I had opportunity, well, that’s not gonna look good for either one of us.

Ava: Oh, are you threatening me? After I went out of my way to help do you a favor?

Gwen: No. I’m just pointing out that it would be in our best mutual interest to keep our mouths shut.

Ava: Well, don’t worry. Your secret’s safe with me.

[Tense music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Ej: Sorry, am I interrupting?

Ava: No, not at all. I mean, it is your house. This is my friend gwen. Gwen, this is ej, my brother-in-law.

Gwen: Mm. I know, we’ve met.

Ej: I don’t remember that.

Gwen: Oh, yeah, I’m not surprised.

[Clears throat] It was quite a long time ago. You barely even recognized that I was in the room. You were very focused on getting your million dollars back from xander cook.

[Tense music]

Sarah: Where are you going?

Xander: Gonna have a word with ava.

Sarah: Now?

Xander: Why not? I heard the grieving widow just moved into the dimera place.

Sarah: Yeah, but you have to be prepared if you’re gonna go talk to ava. She’s not stupid. She’s just gonna deny everything.

Xander: Well if she does, I’ll show her the copies we made of the visitor logs and the phone records. We can prove that… ava was in contact with gwen before and after abigail was murdered.

Sarah: Yeah, but we don’t know what they talked about.

Xander: What, you think they were exchanging recipes?

Sarah: All we have is a theory.

Xander: I’ll lean on her. She’ll fold.

Sarah: Mm. I admire your confidence. But ava is as tough as nails. You have to have proof.

Xander: Yeah, you’re right.

Sarah: And we know that ava isn’t the only person that gwen spoke to that day. There’s also her good friend leo stark.

Brady: Mm, what are you doing here, leo?

Leo: It’s a social call. I thought I’d save your asses by saving your company.

Brady: Ooh. He’s gonna save our company. How you gonna do that?

Leo: With this.

[Tense music]

Clyde: Nancy, I know you want chloe and her boyfriend to like me, but… we’ve been going out for a while now, and absolutely nothing has changed.

Nancy: Something has changed, clyde. You and I are living together now. And even though I don’t listen to them, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop trying to change their minds about you.

Clyde: Yeah, but you know, whatever you say won’t change the fact that I got a prison record. Now, we’re living together ’cause I need a place to stay here or else I’m violating my parole, and you graciously offered to put a roof over my head when ben and his family left town.

Nancy: I didn’t do it to be nice. I was happy to do it.

Clyde: And that means more to me than you know.

Nancy: You know, I– I think we’re pretty compatible in many ways, even as roomies.

Clyde: Yeah, even as roomies. But you know, you’ve been a really great friend to me. More than anyone else has ever been. Seems like you always got my back. Even when I’m accused of murder.

Jennifer: You ate your whole salad! How about I take you to the square for a treat?

Thomas: I don’t want to go there.

Jennifer: Not even to that place where they serve toffee on the frozen yogurt?

Thomas: I’m afraid to eat toffee now.

Jennifer: Why?

Thomas: My tooth is really loose. See?

Jennifer: That’s the problem.

Thomas: But I can still eat plain frozen yogurt, though.

Chad: I could go for some froyo myself. Thomas. Thomas, don’t run away from me.

[Somber music]

Jennifer: What just happened?

Chad: My kid hates me. It’s my own fault.

This is the sound of better breathing.

Jennifer: Chad, you know thomas doesn’t hate you.

Chad: I wouldn’t blame him if he did. I lost my temper with him yesterday.

Jennifer: Well, all parents do that.

Chad: Not under these circumstances. What? What are you thinking?

Jennifer: Well, I don’t want to upset you further.

Chad: Jennifer, just tell me.

Jennifer: Last night, thomas was worried when you didn’t come home.

Chad: He was?

Jennifer: Yes.

Chad: I should have called.

Jennifer: Jack and i were worried, too.

Chad: Yeah, I’m sorry. I just, I got–I got a little drunk last night and I crashed at sonny’s house.

Jennifer: I know. Sonny texted me, and I told thomas, but he was still scared.

Chad: Why?

Jennifer: Chad. Your son is afraid you’re gonna leave him, the way his mother did.

[Somber music]

[Soft country music]

Nancy: Clyde, I told you the night that we met that I believe everybody deserves a second chance.

Clyde: That meant the world to me.

Nancy: I just–I just wanted you to stop being so hard on yourself. You did the time. And you paid your debt. That’s why, when you were arrested, I felt so bad for you.

Clyde: Well, it was rough, but, you know, it all worked out. And now, here I am with you, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Nancy: Me too. And clyde, I am sure that the man that sold you that stolen bracelet, he’s the one that killed abigail.

[Sighs] It has to be him, right?

Clyde: Yeah. I just wish I could have given the cops a better description of the weasel. You know, I would have been the hero now, you know? The guy who brought that killer to justice.

Brady: Leo.

Leo: Hmm?

Brady: Don’t get too comfortable. That’s my candy. What the hell are you doing here?

Chloe: Yeah, and what is that?

Leo: I saw your ad online for a brand specialist. And since I am a living, breathing brand of my own, one who’s currently between gigs, I thought I would give you first dibs at my services.

Brady: [Chuckles]

Leo: I was thinking I could bring some color to basic black. No offense, but you two might want to stop dressing like pallbearers.

Brady: Okay. Look, chloe and I are busy. We’re busy, so why don’t you just, you know–

Chloe: Go away. And what is that?

Leo: Ah, this is what they call a lookbook. I put it together to give you an idea of my vision.

Chloe: Okay, well, I know what a lookbook is. But these are… only pictures of you.

Leo: I know. Eat your heart out, david gandy. There’s no question I could bring some fab to the drab here at basic black.

Chloe: [Clears throat] Um, should… you call security, or can I do the honors?

Brady: No, I don’t need security. I can throw him out myself. Come on. Let’s go.

Leo: Whoa, whoa, whoa! What is with the hostility?

Chloe: Come on, all three of us know that you are not here for a job.

Brady: Leo, we’re not stupid. All you want to do is stab us in the back.

Sarah: So gwen called leo stark on the day of the murder as well.

Xander: Yeah, I haven’t forgotten about him. I just don’t see leo killing anyone, you know? And lucas didn’t say anything about seeing drag sarah horton running down those stairs.

Sarah: So, you do think it was gwen.

Xander: Leo’s just a conman, but gwen, I mean, clearly, she’ll do whatever it takes to get what she wants. Can’t believe she convinced me she’d changed. What a dummy I was.

Sarah: Hey, no, you have to stop beating yourself up. How could you have known?

Xander: There were signs. I just chose to ignore them.

Sarah: Yeah, but you had been hurt so badly. By me. You know, you just needed to believe in love again.

Xander: I wasn’t hurt by you, I was hurt by that monster kristen dimera. All you’ve ever done is just make me so much happier than I ever deserved to be.

Sarah: No, stop that. You deserve to be happy. And to be loved. And you need to give yourself a little bit more credit. You saw through gwen eventually.

Xander: Yeah, only after she made your life hell. I mean, we both know she wouldn’t have gone anywhere near you if I hadn’t been so stupid.

Ej: Oh, I remember you now. You’re xander cook’s mistress.

Gwen: Yeah, well, xander and I aren’t together anymore.

Ej: Oh, well that’s a point in your favor. But any friend of my late brother’s wife is welcome in this house. I’m sure you’re a great comfort to ava.

Gwen: I certainly try to be.

Ej: Why don’t you stay for drinks and dinner?

Ava: That’s very generous of you, ej, but isn’t it a little late to add another person to the table?

Ej: Oh, we’re very adaptable. So will you stay?

Gwen: Sure. Why not?

Ej: Great. I’ll go shower and change, and then we can get to know each other a little better. Perhaps we’ll even get around to discussing that secret that ava seems to be keeping for you.

[Tense music]

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Chad: He thought I left him for good?

Jennifer: He was panicky.

[Somber music]

I reassured him, of course, but it was a rough night for him.

Chad: Poor little guy. I’m–I’m sorry.

Jennifer: I didn’t want to tell you, but I thought you needed to know.

Chad: Oh yeah, I did need to know.

Jennifer: Yes, I suppose you did, but I– look, I hate to cause you more pain.

Chad: Jen, I’m not really worried about my pain right now, all right? This is my son we’re talking about. And he thought his dad died last night because he didn’t turn up and he didn’t call. I mean, it’s no wonder he was scared. Him and charlotte kissed their mother goodbye and then went to do see a movie with me, and then when we came back… I mean, my son just wants his mom back, and his dad has no clue what to say to him. I mean, how do I make this okay?

Jennifer: You can’T. None of us can. But the one thing that you can do, we can all do, is we can–we can go through this together. As a parent, I have learned that you cannot always be wise and wonderful for your kids, but you can be there.

Chad: Yeah. I mean, it’s no secret that I’m a mess right now. I got loaded last night because I wanted to feel nothing. Honestly, I am filled with nothing but rage.

Jennifer: I understand that. I do.

Chad: And the truth is I was just too ashamed to face thomas or charlotte last night. The last thing they need is their drunken father staggering around. Not so wise and wonderful, you said? I’m far from that. Yeah, I’m doing my best… to keep it together. And the truth is…

[Somber music]

I’m falling apart, okay?

Jennifer: I know. I know.

Chad: I mean… what do we do without her? You know, what are we– what are supposed to do without abby?

Jennifer: I don’t know.

Clyde: Nancy, why don’t you just take chloe and brady out by yourself?

Nancy: Clyde, you and i are a couple now. Chloe has to accept that.

Clyde: Or we could get some takeout from that chinese place that ben likes, you know, stay home, watch some lady wrestling.

Nancy: Do I have to put you in a hammerlock to get my way? Once you spend time with chloe and brady, they’re gonna learn to love you like I do.

Clyde: Nancy miller, did i just hear you say you love me?

Nancy: I don’t know what I said.

Clyde: [Chuckles]

>>Nancy: But you are gonna have to change that shirt before we go to dinner.

Clyde: Yeah, the fry-o-lator splattered on me. But I do clean up pretty nice, you know.

Nancy: Yes, you do. [Laughs] Okay. Oh, wait, I think you should just go home and shower and put on that new shirt that I bought you.

Clyde: All right. Where will you be?

Nancy: I’m going to pick up chloe and brady, and then– then we’ll text you to let you know where to meet us for dinner.

Chloe: You told my mother that I was on some sort of list of yours, and she knew that you weren’t talking about your christmas card list, so why would brady and I be dumb enough to hire you after that?

Leo: Well, I only said that because she made me so mad.

Chloe: Well, you’re still mad! If we hired you, you’d run this company into the ground.

Leo: Why would I do a thing like that?

Brady: You made it clear that you intend to get even with anyone who came in between you and craig.

Leo: True. But I changed my mind. I decided to be the bigger person and let all that go. If I’m willing to get bygones be bygones, shouldn’t you be?

Chloe: Why would you even want to work here?

Leo: Girl’s gotta eat, right?

Brady: [Laughs] You are unbelievable.

Leo: I like to think of myself as unique, a true original, which is what my designs for basic black would be. Should we talk salary?

Chloe: Get out.

Leo: You two are so tiresome. Well, I guess I’ll just have to start my own brand and bury you. I assure you, it’s nothing personal.

[Mysterious jazz music]

This is majestic.

Xander: Gwen killed her own sister and tried to frame you for it, and you know why.

Sarah: Because she hated abigail. And she wanted me out of the way so she could have a shot with you.

Xander: Right. That’s why I’m gonna be the one to make sure her plan blows up in her face.

Sarah: You know, gwen does seem to be a psychiatrist’s worst nightmare, but there is something about her that I do understand.

Xander: What’s that?

Sarah: Risking everything to be with you.

Xander: Ah, get on with you.

Sarah: No, I mean it. I thought I was losing my mind, but now…

Xander: You’re the sarah I know. The sarah I love.

Sarah: It’s because we’re together. Because we’re really together.

Xander: You did all the hard work all by yourself.

Sarah: No. No, I mean it. We make a really good team.

Xander: Yeah. You’re the brains and I’m the muscle.

Sarah: You are so much more than muscle. Although the muscle is part of your appeal. Do we have to go confront ava right this minute?

Xander: You know, I was just thinking, maybe we should put that off for a bit.

[Sentimental music]

Gwen: I can’t believe ej heard us talking.

Ava: Yeah, well, he doesn’t miss a trick. He’s desperate to get rid of me. Now, he’ll have just what he needs if he figures out that I helped you escape.

Gwen: Why does he want to get rid of you?

Ava: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I just inherited jake’s shares of dimera enterprises.

Gwen: [Sighs] So he’s gonna want some answers when he gets back.

Ava: Right. So, we need to come up with another big secret. And fast.

Chad: Hey, pal.

Thomas: Hi.

Chad: I’m sorry I– I’m sorry I didn’t come home last night. I’m sorry about a lot of stuff. I– I yelled at you, and that was wrong.

Thomas: It’s okay.

Chad: No, it isn’T. But I didn’t yell at you because I was mad.

Thomas: It sounded like you were.

Chad: I wasn’T.

[Sentimental music]

I’m just so mad at the world.

Thomas: Me too.

Chad: Yeah. We’re both mad… and we’re both sad… because mommy’s gone, and we both miss her very much, and we would do anything for her to come back. I know… your mom was always– she was always so great at coming up with ways to make you feel better. Taking you to the aquarium, just the two of you. I know how much you loved that. And you remember when she let you and charlotte roast those marshmallows on that fancy fireplace?

Thomas: That was fun.

Chad: Yeah. I know. You know, I was just looking at pictures that she took of you guys that night. I can show them to you.

I want to be… I want to be good… at coming up with great ideas like she was. But I just, I– I don’t think I have it in me right now. I just– actually, I can’T.

But maybe– maybe if you have… you know, an idea or think of anything.

Thomas: Maybe…

Chad: Maybe what?

Thomas: I could make you feel better, then you can make me feel better.

Chad: [Sobs] I think that… that might be the best idea that I have ever heard. You know how much you remind me of your mom? You and your sister, both of you. And anytime that I want to see your mom, all I have to do is look at you guys. I love you. Think you could give me a hug?

Brady: Can you believe that guy? Just waltzing in here, expecting a job.

Chloe: Yeah, well now that he’s gone, I have to admit some of these designs are actually really good.

Brady: Chloe, seriously? Did you see the suit that he was wearing? The only thing missing was a boutonniere that squirts water.

Chloe: No, I know leo does have his own personal style. But this? This is actually kind of different. I like it.

Nancy: Why are you looking at pictures of that horrible man?

[Tense music]

Leo: Chloe lane and brady black wouldn’t know good design if it hit them right in the face.

Clyde: That’s exactly what I should do to you.

You never know

what opportunities

Nancy: You are looking at pictures of the man who destroyed my marriage.

Chloe: Mom, it’s not what you think.

Nancy: He ruined my life, and then he stayed in salem to rub my nose in it!

Chloe: Which is why I don’t want to have anything to do with him.

Nancy: [Chuckles] Don’t lie to me, chloe lane. I may not be a fashionista, but I know a lookbook when I see one.

Brady: Nancy, you’re right. He came in here asking for a job.

Nancy: The nerve of him!

Chloe: I know! Totally! Which is why we threw him out.

Brady: It’s a good thing I don’t keep a baseball bat in the office, or he would have been crawling out with two broken legs.

Nancy: [Chuckles]

Clyde: Well, I’ve been looking for you. And the cops would be too if I had given them a better description. But I don’t think I’ll forget your face now. Now that you got that deer-in-the-headlights look about you. Careful you don’t wet them fancy pants of yours, man.

Leo: Eww. Since our last association was mutually beneficial, I’m gonna forget you said that. How about a buy you a drink? I’m drinking pinot grigio myself; it’s a modest wine, but I think you’ll be amused as its presumption.

Clyde: Never touch the stuff.

Leo: Hmm. Yours is moonshine in a dirty glass? Hey, hey, hey you’re wrinkling my suit.

Clyde: I almost took a murder rap ’cause of you. They had me in for the murder of abigail dimera. Lucky for me, I had an alibi. But I get the feeling you’re not gonna be half as lucky as I was.

Chad: So, what was– what was the frozen yogurt you and grandma were talking about?

Jennifer: Well, I have a good idea. Why don’t the two of you go get it together?

Chad: No, why don’t– you should come with us.

Jennifer: No, another time. For now, I think you two guys need a boys’ night out.

Chad: What do you think, kiddo? It’s up to you.

Thomas: I think that sounds fun. Let’s do it.

[Sentimental music]

Ej: Oh, by the way, gwen, harold said it was no problem to set another place at the table for you.

Gwen: Lovely.

Ava: Ah, thank you.

Ej: To family… and to new friends.

[Tense music]

Mm, I’m eager to know all about this secret the two of you are keeping. And I can’t but help but wonder if it has anything to do with abigail.

Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Nancy: [Sighs] Okay. Now that you’ve explained about talking to that horrible man, let’s not mention his name again, because it just makes me queasy.

Brady: Agreed. As a matter of fact, I was gonna try to convince chloe to get out of here and go get some dinner. You’re welcome to join us if you’d like.

Nancy: Oh, well, funny thing about that, I came here to ask you and chloe to join clyde and i for dinner tonight. Come on, please say yes. I mean, whether you like him or not, clyde weston is the new man in my life. Chloe, he makes me happy. And I just want to share that with the people that I love.

Brady: I hear that he’s living with you now?

Nancy: Yes. I didn’t think I needed to ask your permission.

Chloe: No, you don’T. If he’s the man in your life, then I will gladly go to dinner with–with you guys. And I’ll try to focus on the fact that he makes you happy.

Nancy: Thank you, sweetheart. Brady?

Brady: Well, if you’re good with it, then who am I to argue? I’m in.

Nancy: Great. Okay, let’s go.

[Tense music]

Xander: Here is that mousse you were craving.

Sarah: Mmm, finally. Took long enough to get here.

Xander: Well, you know, takes a minute. I’ve got to find and hunt and kill a moose and whip it up into a creamy dessert.

Sarah: You have a very wry wit, mr. Cook. Mmm. You know what?

Xander: What?

Sarah: That mousse took so long to get here that I developed an appetite for something else entirely different. One that doesn’t require a spoon.

Xander: You know, that’s funny. Because I was getting a bit peckish myself.

Sarah: Hmm.

Xander: But not for mousse.

[Sultry music]

Ava: Why in the world would gwen have any secret that involves abigail?

Ej: Can you answer that, ms. Rizczech?

Gwen: Ah. I see you’ve figured me out then, have you?

Ej: I didn’t put it together until after I had left you. You’re the daughter jack deveraux didn’t know he fathered. The one who returned to salem with a desire to get even.

Gwen: That was a long time ago.

Ej: Must have been. I wasn’t in salem when you seduced my brother and tried to ruin his marriage.

Gwen: Guilty as charged. You see, I was a very angry woman back then. But luckily, I was able to see all the harm that I had caused, and I made peace with abigail, long before she died. My heart goes out to chad. I know how devastated he is over the loss of his wife.

[Tense music]

Chad: Mmm. I don’t care what anybody says, I think that vanilla is the best frozen yogurt.

Thomas: I think chocolate’s better.

Chad: Yeah? What? Are you okay? Is this your tooth? Oh, my gosh, we’ve been waiting forever for this to come out!

Thomas: Will you keep it for me so I can put it under my pillow?

Chad: Will you trust me with something this important?

Thomas: Mom used to do it. You’re gonna have to do some of the stuff mom did.

Chad: I would be happy to. I am gonna guard this with my life.

Thomas: Does the tooth fairy know we’re at grandma’s house?

Chad: Yeah, the tooth fairy’s very smart. She knows where all the kids live, so she’ll find you.

Thomas: Okay, good. But the tooth fairy’s a he.

Leo: You’re looking at me like you think I killed abigail dimera.

Clyde: Tell it to the cops.

Leo: Do we need to involve the cops in this? You’re on parole after a fairly colorful past, and I’ve spent a certain amount of time on the wrong side of the law myself.

Clyde: I told you I’ve been cleared.

Leo: Do the cops know that you fenced the stolen jewelry of a murder victim?

Clyde: [Sighs] I’ll take my chances.

Leo: Well, at least let me finish my wine. I missed happy hour by two minutes and they made me pay full price.

Clyde: Well, drink up, my friend. I’m pretty sure they won’t be serving no pinot grigio where you’re going.

Leo: Well, here’s to the boys in cell block B. Bottoms up.

Clyde: Ahh! Ahh!


[Up-tempo jazz music]

Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

Sarah: I think the last time I was this happy was the night before our wedding.

Xander: Same here.

Sarah: Meds are working. Hallucinations have diminished. I’m back with the man I love.

Xander: Who is soon to be your devoted husband.

Sarah: Mm. That will make me even happier than I am now, if that’s even possible. Ooh, but first, we have some unfinished business to attend to.

Xander: Indeed, we do. We have to make ava cough up what she knows about gwen.

[Tense music]

Gwen: So, will chad and the kids be at dinner?

Ej: No, they’re staying with jack and jennifer. And you two still haven’t told me your secret.

Ava: Okay. It’s about your favorite person, xander cook. Gwen wants him back.

Gwen: It’s true. Yeah. Uh… I thought it was a lost cause, but now that lucas has said that he saw sarah in this house on the very day that abigail was murdered, well, I don’t know, maybe we still have a chance.

Ej: I see you haven’t heard.

Gwen: Heard what?

Ej: It appears that sarah might have an alibi.

Gwen: But lucas said that–

Ej: Lucas and I have a long history. He’s a sot and liar. Soon as I heard he’d implicated sarah, I knew she hadn’t done it. Someone else killed abigail.

I think I might go check on dinner.

Gwen: I cannot believe you told him I’m pining after xander.

Ava: Well, we had to tell ej something, and the best lies have a grain of truth to them.

Gwen: Are you sure it’s a good idea to be living in the same house with the very man who’s out to get you?

Ava: Don’t worry about it. I know how to handle ej dimera.

Nancy: Look who I brought with me. What happened to your shirt?

Clyde: Oh, you wouldn’t believe it. I just ran into the dude that gave me abigail’s bracelet.

Nancy: Really?

Brady: Where the hell is he?

Clyde: He knew I was on to him, threw a drink in my face, and ran out.

Chad: You saw the tooth fairy in the basement of our old house?

Thomas: And it was a man.

Chad: Right. Okay. Look, I want you to promise me that you’re not gonna go down there again, okay, big guy? Those tunnels aren’t the safest place for a little kid, especially by themselves.

Thomas: But I wasn’t by myself. The tooth fairy was there. I told mommy about it. And if you don’t believe me, ask him yourself! Look! There he is!

[Dramatic music]

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