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[Soft dramatic music]

Rolf: And we are ready to begin. And when I am done, you will no longer love the detestable gabi hernandez. It will be chloe lane who teaches your torch to burn brightly. Oh, sweet mystery of life.

Chloe: Oh, honey, I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there.

Rachel: You didn’t want me to hear what you just said, but I did. She’s trying to keep me away from mommy.

Brady: No, no. No, no, no, sweetie, she’s not. She’s not trying to keep you away from mommy.

Rachel: I heard her. You’re lying to me.

Brady: Baby, no. I would not lie to you, okay? You will–you will get to see mommy.

Rachel: Promise?

Brady: I promise.

Rachel: Then call her right now.

[Upbeat music]

Belle: Shawn.

Shawn: [Grunts]

Belle: Hey, shawn.

Shawn: Sorry. I didn’t hear you come in.

Belle: Didn’t you go to the gym this morning?

Shawn: I felt like doing more.

Belle: Okay, I’ll go make dinner while you finish.

Shawn: Look, wait. There was– there was a phone call for you on the landline. It was ej.

Belle: Oh?

Shawn: Yeah. Apparently, there’s some, I don’t know, urgent dimera shareholder meeting, and he needs your– he needs your input. So I don’t know. You’re gonna have to call him back because I didn’t take any notes.

Belle: Wait.

Shawn: Wait. Aren’t you supposed to be making a phone call?

Belle: I don’t want to talk to ej. I want to talk to you.

[Soft dramatic music]

Ej: I’d like to move that ava vitali–

Ava: Ava dimera.

Ej: Ava vitali be disqualified as a shareholder and removed from this meeting.

Ava: Disqualified? What are you talking about?

Gabi: Yeah, ej, what exactly are you trying to pull?

Ej: I’m not trying to pull anything. I’m trying to protect the future of this company.

Kristen: [Sighs] And voter suppression is so effective.

Wei: With all due respect, ej, the bylaws are very clear in regards to this kind of situation. As jake dimera’s widow, she’s entitled to this shares and vote. Why should she be disqualified?

Ej: Because she sees dead people.

[Dramatic music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Brady: Rachel, I’m not gonna call mommy right now.

Rachel: You promised.

Brady: Sweetie, I promised that I would never lie to you, and I won’T. The truth is that your mommy, she did something that she shouldn’t have done. And I know this is very hard for you to understand, but when you go to court and you have to testify, you have to take this oath. An oath is like a–it’s like a pinky swear. You have to swear to tell the truth, and chloe–chloe has to do that.

Rachel: But if she says something bad about mommy, they’ll send her away again. Daddy, don’t let her do this!

[Soft dramatic music]

Ava: I can’t believe this. Oh no, no, actually, I can. And I do. This emergency shareholders meeting was all orchestrated by you, wasn’t it, ej?

Ej: Ava, I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but I have no choice. Everyone at this meeting needs to know what’s been going on. Everyone, I regret to have to tell you that ava’s been hallucinating. She’s been seeing her dead husband.

Wei: Is this true?

Ej: She claims that he rang our doorbell last night, and she touched him and he was real, and when I suggested that she was suffering some post-traumatic stress, she admitted I was right.

Ava: You bastard.

Ej: Ava, you need help.

Ava: Oh, what I need is a tire iron.

Ej: Threatening me only confirms what I’ve been saying, ava. You’re not in control.

Ava: No, I’m mad.

Ej: Your words, not mine. Now, of course, none of this is her fault. We can all see how traumatized she is. We as a family will do everything we can to help her find her way back, but we can’t in good conscious allow this woman to make decisions on the future of the company.

Ava: Right, ’cause it’s a matter of conscious.

Ej: So, mr. Shin, as chairman of the board, you need to make the determination to disqualify her from voting. We cannot have a hallucinating, emotionally unstable woman voting her dead husband’s shares.

Tony: But I wonder, is there someone here that can take her place?

Rolf: I am taking you on a journey back in time, and at the end of the journey, you will loathe gabi hernandez, which is the only rational reaction to the woman. And so I want you to remember the last time you saw her, when you were deeply in love with your wife.

Stefan: Oh, my god, my mother’s text couldn’t have come at a worse time. I am sorry to leave you like this.

Gabi: It’s okay. Go deal with vivian and just hurry back, okay, so we can start the rest of our lives.

Stefan: Okay, just promise me you’re gonna keep this bed warm for me.

Gabi: Yes, please be careful.

Stefan: I will. I love you, gabi.

Gabi: I love you, too.

[Eerie music]

Rolf: I will assume you just had an oh-so-sweet memory. Let’s see what we can do about that.

Gabi: You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?

Ej: Far from it. It’s my duty, but a sad one.

Kristen: Really, ej? This is too much.

Tony: Now, that’s rich coming from you.

Kristen: She just lost her husband. I mean, she’s grieving. That doesn’t make her incompetent.

Ej: She’s seeing people that aren’t there. What if she starts investing in companies that aren’t there?

Kristen: She’s seeing people who aren’t there, according to you. And unless you have a psychiatrist who’s examined her waiting out there in the outer office to corroborate your assertions, it seems to me to be a naked power play, based on totally unsubstantiated accusations.

Wei: What do you have to say to that, mr. Dimera? Do you have any evidence to back up the claim?

Ava: No, there isn’t any because the son of a bitch is lying through his teeth.

Ej: Well, let’s just see about that, shall we? Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Brady: Mommy’s not going anywhere, okay?

Chloe: Rachel, listen, I don’t want to hurt you, and I don’t have to go to court.

Rachel: I hate you! Make her go away now!

[Soft dramatic music]

Shawn: Thought you said you were gonna start dinner, hmm?

Belle: Shawn, I know you. You’re not working out. You’re working out your anger.

Shawn: What anger?

Belle: Oh, come on. We both know that ej never calls the landline. He just did that to goad you.

Shawn: What, you mean treating me like I’m your personal secretary? Hey, belle, it’s totally fine, right? I’m fine with it, all right?

Belle: Stop it!

Shawn: Okay, stop what? Stop what? Huh? What?

Belle: It means the world to me that you let me move back in here, and that we’re under the same roof, and we’re having dinner together, but I hate all of this tiptoeing around each other and making small talk when there is so much we’re not saying. And then every night, we go to bed, we say goodnight, and you go off to our bedroom– well, your bedroom– and I go to claire’s bedroom.

Shawn: Okay, what do you want to do? You want to switch bedrooms? We can switch rooms.

Belle: No, I want you to scream at me! I want you to throw me out! But don’t do this.

[Sighs] I slept with ej, and there is nothing I can do to take that back, and the fact that he called the landline here instead of my cell makes me want to shove that phone down his throat, so I can only imagine how it made you feel. But I did not move back in here to be your roommate. You said that you thought that you could get past what happened, and, I don’t know, maybe you can’T. Maybe it was just too much to ask.

Ava: I don’t think anyone in this room would be surprised to hear that ej dimera is a liar. I mean, ask his sister. He’d say anything to get what he wants.

Kristen: It’s a family trait.

Ava: He only called this meeting here today because he wants to take away my vote because I made it very clear to him that I would not be his rubber stamp.

Ej: [Chuckles] Okay, now that’s a lie.

Ava: Okay, let me make something clear to all of you. I never hallucinated. I live with the ever-present knowledge that my dear jake is dead, and he’s not coming back. Ej made up this little ghost story, but he doesn’t have, as his sister said, one shred of evidence.

Ej: None? How about another eyewitness?

Wei: Someone else saw this?

Ej: Mm-hmm. Your son, and your ceo, ms. Gabi hernandez.

Gabi: Mrs. Gabi dimera.

Rolf: Moving right along. Now, let’s go back to the nauseating moment when you first decided you were in love with the wench.

Stefan: Did I hate you? Sure, but I saw underneath that, that there was more, and that everything about you, all the deviousness, the passion, the treachery, the genius–all those qualities are exactly what caused me to fall for you.

Gabi: You fell for me?

Stefan: Yes. I should have admitted it before now, but my pride, my ego wouldn’t let me do it. But I’m done with all that now. If we never get out of here, I’m not leaving anything unfinished. That’s why I’m laying it all out on the line. I care for you, gabi hernandez, and I’m done pretending I don’T.

Gabi: Oh, my god, oh, my god. I am going to hate myself for this so much more than I hate you. You’re right, okay? You’re right. I can’t keep pretending. Dammit, stefan, I feel the same way that you do.

Stefan: [Chuckles]

Rolf: It will be a pleasure to annihilate that particular memory.

[Machine beeping rapidly]

[Dramatic music]

Ej: So, you see, mr. Shin, your son and your ceo were both there when it happened. They saw everything, so you don’t need to take my word for it.

Wei: Is it true, mrs. Dimera? Were you there when ava thought she saw her late husband?

Gabi: I don’t even know how to answer that.

Ej: Oh, I don’t know. How about the truth?

Gabi: I mean, “was I there when ava imagined her late husband?” Is so loaded. I was there last night, but I didn’t see ava hallucinate. Maybe it was ej that was hallucinating. Maybe he came up with this crap because he wants to force me out as ceo. What am I saying? He would never do something so underhanded.

Wei: Son, were you there last night? Did you see anything?

[Soft dramatic music]

Stefan: [Gasps] Oh.

Son, I need an answer now.

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Wei: Son, answer me.

Li: Yes, I was there last night.

Wei: And?

Li: I can state categorically that ej is lying.

Ej: [Chuckles] He’s just backing her up. They’re both lying.

Wei: At this point, we have three major shareholders who insist that your allegations are false. Now, everyone including i understand your ambitions. It’s no secret that you want to be the ceo again.

Tony: No!

Ej: Mr. Shin, just for clarification’s sake, the three major shareholders who say that I’m lying are ava dimera, gabi dimera, and your son, li shin.

Kristen: Did that just go over your head, ej?

Ej: Oh, I just want it in the record before I play this.

Johnny: Yeah. Yeah, she told me she saw jake.

Ej: And what exactly did she say?

Johnny: Just that it felt real. You know, she touched his face. She was sure it was him. But she couldn’t explain what was happening. She thought she must have been maybe hallucinating.

Ej: So, you see, I’m not the only one. Ava herself admitted it to my son johnny.

Johnny: You recorded me.

Ej: I had a feeling that ava might deny what happened. I apologize to you both, but I didn’t have a choice.

[Dramatic music]

Brady: Hey. Everything is gonna be okay. You gotta believe me, everyone, including chloe, just wants what’s best for you. You have my word on that, okay?

Rachel: Okay.

Brady: I know you’re upset. I know. Do you want me to go tell nora jane’s mom that you want to do a playdate another day?

Rachel: No, I want to go.

Brady: Want to go? Okay, well, it looks like they’re getting ready to leave, so do you want to go say your goodbyes, and I’ll be right there, okay?

Brady: I’m sorry. I’m really sorry about that.

Chloe: I’m sorry too. It’s fine. Just go.

Brady: Looks like I’m going to–I’m gonna have to talk to belle. All right, I’ll be back as soon as I can.

Shawn: Look, I don’t–look, I don’t know what to say. You know, I just, I heard his voice, and I just–I couldn’t stop thinking about his hands on you.

Belle: I am so sorry.

Shawn: Look, even–even if he didn’t call, belle, I–look, I can’t just– I can’t just get over this, okay? I…I know that this isn’t what you’re gonna want to hear, but I just… I just need more time.

Belle: No.

Shawn: No, what?

Belle: No. I don’t think that’s true.

Rolf: So time to alter your emotional makeup just a bit. Instead of lusting for gabi hernandez, you will be repulsed by her. This may hurt a little bit.

Gabi: You think that I want you?

Stefan: It’s obvious.

Gabi: You destroyed my life. You framed me for murder, kidnapped me, put a hot poker in my face.

Stefan: None of that changes the fact that you want me. I’m not sure this is such a good idea.

Gabi: Yeah, probably not. I don’t really know what I was thinking. Even though sometimes you do show another side, you still are an arrogant jackass.

Stefan: And you–see, I may be an arrogant jackass, but I am way too much of a gentleman to tell you what you are.

Gabi: You know what, maybe it was just sex, and maybe it wasn’t terrible, but you still don’t get to treat me like some random dimera whore.

Stefan: Pity that all you have to offer is sex.

Gabi: It’s a pity you didn’t have more to offer.

Stefan: You are such a clever girl, gabi. Such fire in your eyes. That mouth on you? It’s really a shame that all you’ve got is dust around that shell of a heart of yours.

Gabi: You are unbelievable. Stefan?

Stefan: Yeah.

Gabi: Don’t insult me again!

Stefan: Yeah? What are you gonna do about it?

[Dramatic music]

Wei: You lied to me.

Ej: He’s been spending a lot of time with gabi.

Wei: Mr. Dimera, I think you’ve said enough. And I’ve heard enough to make a decision. It’s pretty clear after hearing the recording that what ej said is true, but I am not removing you from this meeting. It would be too disruptive, but I will be prohibiting you from voting your shares until a determination can be made of your mental state.

Tony: Checkmate.

Shawn: Whoa, whoa. What are you doing?

Belle: Shawn, no matter when this happens, it’s gonna be awkward, and I don’t think we should just sit around and wait for the perfect time. Okay, let’s go upstairs and make love.

Shawn: Oh, that’s your solution to everything, isn’t it, huh?

Belle: What? That’s not fair.

Shawn: Okay, you know what? You should be careful when you use that word. Just like it wasn’t fair when you went off and you crawled into bed with ej. Oh, god.

Brady: Sorry. I actually did knock. You obviously didn’t hear me, but belle, could you just call me when you get a chance?

Shawn: No, no. Brady, don’t–don’t go, all right? Look, I was just trying to work out, but you know what, I think I’m gonna go on a run instead, so. Good to see you.

Brady: You too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Rolf: The marriage wasn’t a love match at the beginning, but judging by how you went flying to see the woman when you escaped, it grew into one, but today is the last day of your love story.


Dum, dum, de dum what god hath joined together, let dr. Rolf zap asunder.

Gabi: Yes. I do.

[Eerie music]

Ej: I move that we remove ms. Gabi hernandez–dimera– as ceo and install me in her place.

Kristen: Those are two separate and distinct motions.

Ej: Why waste time? Everyone here knows that the vote is merely just a formality. The last vote on this matter was a six-six tie, which allowed gabi to remain on as ceo, but her side just lost a vote, which means the majority is no longer in her favor. She will have to step down, and we need to install her replacement as quickly as possible. So, to that end, we need to vote immediately.

Johnny: You might not want to do that, dad. The vote, I don’t know, might not go the way you planned it.

Tony: Another county heard from.

[Dramatic music]

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Chloe: Hey, shawn.

Shawn: Hey, chloe.

Chloe: Hey. I know that brady was just on his way to go see belle. Do you know if she’s at home?

Shawn: Yeah. No, he’s there talking to her now.

Chloe: Oh, okay, good. I know that you two are trying to work things out, and he wouldn’t interrupt unless it was really important.

Shawn: Yeah, no, he didn’t interrupt. The truth is we aren’t working anything out.

Belle: Well, I guess it was pretty naive to think I could just move back in here and everything would fall back into place.

Brady: I was hoping it would.

Belle: Yeah, the truth is I just think that, you know, the marriage is a lost cause. He just can’t get over the fact that I slept with ej. But you did not come here to talk about my problems. I’m sorry, what’s–what’s up?

Brady: It’s–it’s kristen. Belle, she has-she has filed for full custody. I just got served.

Kristen: I think johnny has something to say, ej.

Johnny: I do. See, you just said, as if it were a given, that the vote would be six-five in your favor, but, well, how do you know without the vote?

Kristen: Someone counted their chickens before they hatched?

Johnny: Let me save you some time by telling you that I’m switching my vote. I’m voting for gabi.

Ej: No.

Johnny: Oh, yes. See, I think what you did to ava just now was disgusting. She’s suffering. She’s in real pain, and you saw that as a liability, as a means to an end, just like when your own son confided in you, you thought to yourself, “hmm, let’s get this on tape. Might come in handy.” So let’s cut to the chase, mr. Shin. I know that your time is valuable, and I know that you’ve traveled a long way for this meeting, so I would like to state for the record I vote against the motion. That’s gabi, kristen, shin, their two proxies, and me. Six votes to your five gabi stays.

Gabi: Thank you, johnny. I know it stuck in your craw last time I won because it was a tie. This time, it’s a majority. I won, and you–you lost after you wasted a great deal of all of our time.

Ej: [Chuckles] I won’t forget this.


[Soft dramatic music]

Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Belle: So kristen hired sloan petersen as her attorney. She’s a shark. And we can’t use any of kristen’s past crimes against her because she’s been pardoned.

Brady: Past. That would–that would be before the pardon.

Belle: That’s right.

Brady: Well, just so happens that kristen threatened to stab chloe with a letter opener just a couple days ago. That was after the pardon.

Belle: Well, that’s great. I mean, not great, but that’s gonna make compelling testimony.

Brady: Well, there’s another problem with that. You see, my daughter rachel overheard chloe and me talking about her testifying against kristen, and it made rachel very upset, and now chloe is nervous that if she testifies against kristen, rachel’s just gonna hate her.

Belle: Yeah.

Brady: Yeah.

Belle: Knowing kristen, that’s probably why she did that. You know, she’s just trying to cause tension and make chloe the bad guy, but brady, just because she’s filed for full custody does not mean she’s gonna get it. Worst-case scenario, you share custody. And you’re okay with that, right?

Brady: [Chuckles] As long as it means I don’t lose rachel altogether, sure.

Belle: No judge is ever gonna give kristen full custody. Don’t worry. Everything’s gonna work out for you.

Brady: And everything’s gonna work out for you and shawn too.

Chloe: Listen, shawn, I’ve been on both sides of this kind of situation, and I know it sucks, but you have to ask yourself, are you really trying to work things out with belle, or are you just trying to punish her? I mean, if you didn’t think you were capable of forgiving her, then was it a good idea to ask her to move back in?

Shawn: You’re right.

Chloe: I mean, belle has said and done everything she can. The ball, as they say, is in your court. So you have to make a decision, one way or the other.

Tony: [Sighs] Well, you tried.

Ej: I’m not done. This is not over.

Ava: Well, I guess it was my own damn fault forgetting that you aren’t human, forgetting that you can never be trusted, forgetting that you will happily use the most horrible thing that has ever happened to a person to bring them to their knees.

Ej: Pack your things and get the hell out of my house.

Ava: What?

Ej: You’re no longer of any use to me. Get out.

Johnny: Just so you know, pops, if she does, I do too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Gabi: Thank you so much for your support.

Kristen: Mm, remember, you’re still only one vote away from ej taking over again.

Gabi: Yeah, trust me, ej’s not gonna let me forget that. Excuse me. I gotta do some damage control.

Kristen: Me too.

Wei: I will never forget that you lied to my face.

Gabi: So did I.

Wei: You didn’t have to remind me.

Li: Doesn’t it matter why we lied? Ej was using ava’s grief to seize power. Is that the kind of person you want running this company?

Wei: Think about the person that founded this company. A high moral character was never a requirement for this job. You’re not above reproach.

Li: But she’s doing an incredible job.

Wei: I’ll make up my own mind about that. Let me remind you that you didn’t get your shares or position of ceo because of merit. You got them because your husband died. Don’t forget that.

[Eerie music]

Rolf: And now, deeper into your past, it’s time for you to remember the voluptuous chloe lane in all her splendor.

Stefan: This is me begging. Please, please. Come on, please, sing me a song.

Chloe: No, no.

Stefan: Come on, please?

Chloe: Okay, oh gosh, please stand up, yeah.

Stefan: So, you’ll do it?

Chloe: I will sing you one song if you get up off your knees. Yes.

Stefan: Yeah? All right.

Chloe: Okay. Oh, okay, hm. Hm, hm.

[Exhales softly]

[Singing in italian]

Stefan: You’re going through a lot. Trust me when I say I’m gonna take care of this for you. And when I do, maybe I’ll finally get to take you out on that date.

Chloe: I’m not sure that that date will live up to your expectations at this point.

Stefan: I disagree. I think it’ll be well worth the wait. Chloe, I can make this better for you, just like you can make it better for me. We would be so good together.

[Sot dramatic music]

My asthma felt anything but normal.

Ej: Weren’t your histrionics at the board meeting enough for you?

Johnny: Wasn’t questioning ava’s mental state in public enough for you? And doesn’t kicking her out of the house qualify as histrionics?

Ej: There’s no reason for her to be here. This is our family home.

Johnny: And ava is family. She’s your brother’s widow.

Ej: Who has sponged off us while poisoning my own son against me.

Johnny: Look, I didn’t say you have to let her stay here. I just said, if she goes, so do I. It’s completely up to you.

Tony: Count to ten, ej. You don’t want to lose your son over this.

Ej: Fine. She can stay.

Johnny: Well, good. Ava, can I offer you an aperitivo?

Ava: Oh, that sounds lovely, but I think I’d like to freshen up first.

Johnny: Of course. A dopo, papa.

[Dramatic music]

Ej: [Sighs]

Tony: You did the right thing, ej. You don’t want to lose your son over this. Let it go.

Ej: [Screams]

Ava: Oh, thank you. Thank you for standing up for me back there. I do not think I could handle having to look for another place to live right now.

Johnny: Now you don’t have to.

Ava: That’s quite a risk you took. You could have been out on your ass too.

Johnny: Well, it wasn’t completely unselfish. I like having you around.

Li: I’m sorry. My father shouldn’t speak to you like that.

Gabi: It’s okay. I’ve got a tough skin when it comes to business. I just–I don’t want him to be angry with you.

Li: Oh, it’ll blow over.

Gabi: Thank you. And thank you for backing me up. I know it wasn’t easy to lie to your father.

Li: Don’t you know by now? I’d do anything for you.

[Tender music]

Kristen: So how did it go?

Rolf: It’s working. When he comes to, he won’t want anything to do with gabi hernandez ever again. He’ll only have eyes for chloe lane.

Chloe: Oh, hey.

Brady: Hi. So, I talked to belle. According to her, we don’t need you to testify.

Chloe: Oh.

Brady: Yeah.

Chloe: Okay, well, I just hate that you’re going through this.

Brady: I hate it, too, obviously, but I figure the worst-case scenario is that I have to share custody with kristen. I mean, I guess I could live with that, but it’s probably the best thing for rachel, anyway.

Chloe: Mm, I hope you’re right.

Brady: I hope I’m right too. Hey, there’s no reason to worry. There is nothing that kristen can do to come between us.

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: Hey, listen, I’m so glad you came back. I’ve been thinking, and I’m really sorry. I tried to force the issue, and I pushed too hard.

Shawn: No, no, don’t, don’t, don’T. Don’t apologize. You were right. I– this–this isn’t working.

Belle: Oh.

Shawn: I mean, it’s, like, you know, like, us. Like, living–living together again, like this. It just–oh, my god, why? Look, I don’t know how to say this.

Belle: But you think it was a bad idea–

Shawn: Because, yeah, damn it, like, it’s, like–like–oh, my gosh, why am–why am I having so much trouble trying to find these words right now? I just–

Belle: You know what, I think you should just go take a shower, and we’ll still have dinner. We’ll talk about the cubs, and in the morning, I will go pack my stuff and–

Shawn: Look, I don’t-i don’t want to talk about the cubs, belle, and I don’t want to have dinner, and I don’t want you to leave, but I don’t want things to stay like this. Look, you’re right. Look, I do need to take a shower. Do you want to join me?

Belle: Are you sure?

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, I’m sure.

Belle: Yeah. I would love that.

Shawn: Yeah?

Belle: Yeah.

Shawn: Come on, let’s go.

Belle: Okay.

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