Days Transcript Monday, September 5, 2022

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Jennifer: I can’t believe someone did that to sonny.

Maggie: Thank you, sweetie.

Jennifer: Did you sleep at all last night?

Maggie: Oh. A while, finally.

Jennifer: How’s victor taking it?

Maggie: Well, he’s doing his best to be strong, you know, for justin’s sake, but I’m really worried about him.

Victor: Young man in his prime gets stabbed in the back and the only thing this rag can worry about is money. Leo stark ought to be eradicated from the planet. Should’ve done it myself a long time ago.

Alex: This is on me, uncle vic.

Victor: Alex. What are you talking about?

Alex: I had the chance to take care of stark last night and I didn’t do it. If sonny doesn’t make it out of this, I’ll never forgive myself.

[Phone rings]

Sloan: I don’t appreciate being summoned.

Rafe: You know what I don’t appreciate? Deranged killers freely roaming my streets, so why don’t you tell me where leo stark is?

Sloan: [Sighs]

[Knock on door]

Leo: Nobody’s supposed to know I’m here.

Chad: Stark. Open the door.

Leo: Chad? Oh, god. What do I do?

Chad: Open the door, or I’m gonna kick it in!

Leo: I’m coming. Chad, you don’t understand!

Chad: I understand plenty. You murdered my wife and my best friend. And now, it’s your turn to die.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Chad: You recognize this? You used it on abigail and sonny. I went through a lot of trouble to steal this from the police evidence room and it was worth it because now, I’m gonna use it to rid the world of you.

Leo: Please don’t do that. I’m begging you.

Chad: Begging, begging. Did my wife beg you before you stuck this into her? Did she beg you to think about our kids?

Leo: I didn’t kill abigail, I swear to god!

Chad: See, sonny, sonny, sonny didn’t even have a chance to beg. You just snuck up on him and now, he’s dead.

Leo: He’s dead?

Chad: You stabbed him in the back like the coward you are.

Leo: I am. I am a total coward. That’s why I couldn’t have stabbed anybody. I pass out if I see blood. I didn’t do any of this!

Chad: Shh. You think that I am gonna believe a word that you say?

[Flesh squelches]

Leo: [Groans]

[Dramatic music]

Chad: [Sighs]

Leo: [Gasps]


[Elevator bell dings]

Chad: No, no, no, don’t tell me that sonny–

Justin: No, no, no, no, no. He’s alive.

Chad: [Sighs]

Justin: He’s just in the icu.

Chad: Okay, he made it through the night. That’s a good sign.

Justin: Yes, yes, but the knife did a lot of damage. His surgeon said that he’s still critical, but stable.

Chad: Thank, god. I thought when I saw the two of you talking, I–

Mr. Kiriakis.

Justin: Yes. How’s sonny?

He’s still holding his own, but the doctor said you could see him now.

Justin: Oh, thank you.

Chad: I can’t believe this.

Stephanie: Sonny’s tough. He gets it from the johnson side. We don’t mention that to victor.

Chad: [Chuckles]

Stephanie: He has so much to live for. He’ll pull through.

Chad: Yeah, he has to. I don’t think I can handle losing anyone else I love right now.

Sloan: You already had to drop the charges against leo, now you want to pull him in?

Rafe: Oh, yeah.

Sloan: Why?

Rafe: Hmm. This.

Sloan: [Chuckles] So? That’s a steak knife. Look, I’ve got somewhere to be, so could you just get to the point?

Rafe: Last night, chad dimera went to sonny kiriakis’ office and he found sonny lying on the floor with this knife stuck in his back and leo stark standing over him. So could we knock off the games now? Some days, it felt like asthma was holding me back.

Rafe: Your client and sonny hate each other.

Sloan: Did chad see leo stab sonny?

Rafe: No.

Sloan: Did anybody else?

Rafe: Not that I’m aware of.

Sloan: So no witnesses. Isn’t it possible that chad walked in just as leo was trying to administer first aid to mr. Kiriakis?

Rafe: Not with their history.

Sloan: What history?

Rafe: Well, leo blames sonny for ruining his romance with his last mark and you know, he used to work for sonny at titan, so he knew how to talk his way through security. And his fingerprints are all over the handle of that knife– means, motive, and opportunity.

Sloan: Maybe leo was trying to pull the knife out. Some people panic, you know? They do stupid stuff.

Rafe: Oh, you got an explanation for everything, don’t you? You know, maybe you can use those talents to explain why the coroner also believes that that knife was used in another murder of one of leo’s enemies, abigail dimera.

Victor: The only person to blame for what got done to sonny is leo stark.

Alex: I know that, but–

Victor: No buts. Don’t go trying to make this your personal tragedy. And as far as leo stark is concerned, that little weasel’s gonna rue the day he ever laid a finger on a kiriakis.

Leo: [Groans] I’ve been on hold forever. Was I cut off by that? Yeah. Yo. This is sonny kiriakis’ brother, alex, just calling to find out how my kid brother’s doing. Oh, that’s wonderful. I mean, awesome. Yeah, thanks a lot.

[Cell phone beeps]

[Sighs] Sonny’s still alive, which means I can’t be framed for another murder. Which means all I have to do is figure out the name of the rat who is setting me up.


Stephanie: I hear you found sonny.

Chad: [Clears throat]

Stephanie: Did you get any sleep at all? I don’t suppose you’ve had any breakfast. I need to make myself useful, so I’m gonna go down to the cafeteria and get you whatever doesn’t look disgusting.

Chad: Oh, I can’t eat. Not until I know sonny’s okay.

Stephanie: Well, it may be a while before we know that. I don’t want you passing out from low blood sugar.

[Elevator bell dings]

Chad: Will.

Will: Where’s sonny?

Stephanie: He’s in the icu. I’ll show you where it is.

[Tense music]

[Monitor beeping]

Justin: You were always a good sleeper, even when you were a baby. And when you did wake up in the middle of the night, you never cried. Your mom and I would just hear you babbling to yourself in your crib and one of us would go in. Your mom used to sing a song. The same song.

Sleep my child

and peace attend thee

all through the night

guardian angels

god will send thee

all through the night

[Cries] I’d give anything to hear her sing that again.

[Crying] I love you, sonny. Please, you have to come back to us. I can’t lose you too.

Will: Justin.

Justin: Will. Will, you made it. Thank, god.

Will: When did he get out of surgery?

Justin: Not till the middle of the night. They didn’t want to reverse the anesthesia, so we have to just wait for him to come out.

Will: Is it okay?

Justin: Oh, yeah. Please.

Will: Hey. Hey, sonny, it’s me. I’m here. I’m here.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Jennifer: And now, I’m going to fix you something to eat.

Maggie: No, you’re not. Please, come and sit down.

Jennifer: [Sighs]

Maggie: Tell me, jenn, how are you getting through these days?

Jennifer: Oh, well, jack really took a nosedive when gwen was charged. He’s a wreck. She put abigail through so much, but he never thought that she’d go this far.

Maggie: Sweetheart, I asked how you are, and you told me how jack is.

Jennifer: Well, it’s harder for him because of gwen.

Maggie: It’s just as hard for you. I know how it feels to lose a daughter, and I wasn’t as close to summer as you were to abigail. But she was your firstborn. She was your baby. Your friend.

Jennifer: I– believe me, aunt maggie, I know, but listen, people grieve differently. I mean, I’m okay. I have to be. Jack and chad and the kids, they’re…

[Sighs] They need me. Thomas and charlotte are having to go through life without a mother, and their father is really struggling. Someone has to be strong.

Maggie: You know what? I worry there’s no one to be strong for you.

Jennifer: [Sighs]

[Cell phone ringing] Oh. Oh, it’s the ad sales department at the paper.

Maggie: At a time like this?

Jennifer: Yes. I’m so sorry. I have to take it. Hello? Hi. Yes, it’s me. What’s up?

[Soft dramatic music]

Maggie: Pain killers. Oh, jennifer.

Alex: My brother’s fighting for his life. You want me to focus on business.

Victor: You’re damn right I do. When sonny gets better, and he will, I want him to come back to a company that’s thriving. That’s where you come in.

Alex: How? What are you talking about?

Victor: Do I have to draw you a picture? I want you to take over as interim ceo of titan.

Will: Are the doctors saying he’ll make a full recovery?

Justin: All they’re saying is that he’s holding his own, but that he’s not out of the woods.

Will: What does that mean?

Justin: They’re hopeful, but they’re monitoring his condition very closely.

Will: Okay. I mean, ’cause I can’t lose him.

Justin: I know. Sonny doesn’t want to lose you either. He’s not going to leave us now. He’ll pull through.

Will: Yeah, he has to.

[Monitor beeping]

[Elevator bell dings]

Stephanie: Chad. Here.

Chad: What’s in here?

Stephanie: A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. Have breakfast then go home and get some sleep.

Chad: I already told you. I’m not leaving sonny.

Stephanie: Sonny’s got his husband and his dad with him. You’re gonna need to spell him in a few hours, and you can’t do that if you’re exhausted.

Chad: The person that killed my wife and almost killed my best friend is on the loose, and you want me to go home and sleep?

[Cell phone beeps]

Sloan: The 911 log says that it was leo who called in for the ambulance.

Rafe: ‘Cause chad told him to.

Sloan: Already had to drop the charges against leo for abigail dimera. It sounds to me like you’re gonna have to do the same thing here. Your case is entirely circumstantial.

Rafe: Mm-hmm. Do you know actually, there is one piece of evidence that I haven’t told you about yet. You see, leo made a list of all the people that he was out to get.

Stephanie: How do you know that?

Rafe: We found this at the crime scene. Two names crossed off. Abigail and sonny.

Stephanie: More circumstantial evidence.

Rafe: I am not charging leo– yet, but I sure as hell am gonna talk to him and I am pretty sure you know where he’s at. So either you help me bring him in, or I’m gonna charge you as an accessory.

Stephanie: You can’t do that.

Rafe: Watch me.

Migraine attacks?

Victor: Well?

Alex: Why are they going after titan? My brother didn’t ask to get himself stabbed. This is just clickbait.

Victor: This is not a tabloid, alex.

Alex: No, I understand that. I get it. It’s a respectable publication. They’re threatening to lose confidence in titan.

Victor: Which I cannot have.

Alex: You want me to take over?

Victor: And I want stephanie johnson working full-time to get this pr crisis in control.

Alex: And you’re sure you want me working with stephanie? Wasn’t it just the other day, you told me that if it were up to you, you wouldn’t have steve johnson’s daughter wipe the floors at titan.

Victor: Yes, and I meant it, but sonny hired her and I think it’s about time she started to earn her keep.

Stephanie: Oh.

Chad: How is he? Did he know you were there?

Justin: I don’t know. Will’s with him now. He’s probably the best medicine for him.

Stephanie: [Sighs] Will looked scared to death.

Justin: We all are. Look, I’m gonna be in the chapel if anybody’s looking for me.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: I’m gonna go check on will.

Stephanie: Sure. I’ll wait for you here.

[Cell phone ringing]

[Cell phone beeps] This is stephanie.

Alex: Hey, it’s alex. I need to see you right away. Kiriakis study. Be there in ten.

Stephanie: But I’m–

Alex: But nothing.

[Cell phone beeps]

Stephanie: [Sighs]

Jennifer: Sorry about that. They had to have an okay on a big ad buy.

Maggie: I accidentally knocked this over.

Jennifer: Oh. I should’ve latched it.

Maggie: When I was picking up what I spilled, I– I found this.

Jennifer: Oh. Oh, those are doug’s pain meds. Julie asked me to fill it.

Maggie: Doug’s in pain?

Jennifer: That old racquetball injury.

Maggie: But doug hasn’t been playing racquetball in a long time.

Jennifer: Maybe it was something else.

Maggie: Hmm.

Jennifer: Maybe he had a fall and julie doesn’t want anybody to know about it. You know how proud they both are.

Maggie: Jennifer. You know you can tell me the truth.

Leo: Someone hates me enough to frame me for a murder and an almost murder, and I can’t figure out who it is. The people who hate me most are the same people who love sonny and abigail. It doesn’t make any sense.

[Cell phone ringing]

[Cell phone beeps] Hey, girl.

Sloan: Where are you, leo?

Leo: Look, this has been real and all, but your services are no longer needed.

Sloan: And what does that mean?

Leo: It means I’ll see you on the flip side. I’m out. Good bye.

Sloan: Wait a minute, leo. Don’t hang up. I can still help you.

Leo: And how are you gonna do that? Someone is trying to pin not one, but two crimes on me. Are you saying you can make those charges go the way of dvds and spiral perms?

Sloan: I want you to tell me exactly what happened in sonny kiriakis’ office.

Leo: What difference does it make? The cops already think I did it, so does chad.

Sloan: Did anyone see you do it?

Leo: No, because I didn’t!

Sloan: Then I can still help you.

Leo: Sonny had already been stabbed when I got back to his office. I’m the one who found him. You tell that to the cops and see how fast they change their opinion about me. I’ll wait. On second thought, I won’T.

Sloan: I believe you, leo.

Leo: You do?

Sloan: Yes. I know you didn’t murder abigail dimera and I know you’re too smart to try to kill sonny kiriakis. Someone is trying to set you up, and I want a chance to prove it. Just tell me where you’re at and I’ll come to you.

Leo: Sorry, girlfriend, it’s too late for that.

Sloan: I know it looks bad right now, but trust me. It will look even worse if you try to run. Leo. Are you still there? Leo, listen to me. I’m on your side.


[Monitor beeping]

Will: [Sighs] Ari made it very clear to me that she’s not happy I was in la for so long. I’m really sorry I wasn’t here. Oh, gabi’s taking ari shopping today and I have a feeling that…

[Sighs] Ari’s gonna be the only elementary school student in designer clothes. And this is when you would say, “will, gabi is ari’s mother and she’s gonna spoil her every once in a while.” And that’s why I need you to wake up. To remind me not to sweat the small stuff.

Chad: And it’s all small stuff.

Will: [Chuckles] How long have you been here?

Chad: Long enough to know that gabi and ari are about to do some damage at the mall. Does arianna know?

Will: No. Gabi wanted to keep it from her until, you know, sonny gets better and I don’t know. I didn’t know what to do, so I just went along with it.

Chad: Well, it’s in the news.

Will: Yeah. Fortunately, ari’s not big on “the spectator.” Gabi’s gonna keep her off social media.

Chad: Okay. Well, I–I just wanted to get a look at him. I’ll leave you guys alone.

Will: Chad. Don’t go yet. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

[Monitor beeping]

Chad: What’s up?

Will: [Sighs] I… I just can’t stop thinking that this is my fault.

Chad: Why?

Will: Sonny was obsessed with breaking up leo and chloe’s dad. And I had, you know, I had a lot of opportunities to get him to back off and I–

Chad: Wouldn’t have worked.

[Sighs] I’ve known sonny for almost as long as you have, and there was no way that he was gonna stand back and let leo scam craig the way he scammed you two.

Will: Yeah, I guess.

Chad: Face it. It’s just the guy you married.

Will: Yes, it is. And I love that guy so much.

[Dramatic music]

Stephanie: I was at the hospital. I haven’t even gotten a chance to see sonny yet. This had damned well better be important.

Victor: How’s sonny doing?

Stephanie: The doctors told justin he’s not out of the woods yet, but he’s stable.

Alex: Well, that’s great. That’s really great.

Stephanie: Will got there right before I left.

Victor: Managed to tear himself away from the city of angels, did he?

Alex: Come on, uncle vic.

Stephanie: So what am i doing here?

Victor: The doctors can take care of sonny. You two can see to it that he doesn’t come back to a company that’s tanked in his absence.

Stephanie: What’s the problem?

Alex: He’s talking about this.

Stephanie: [Gasps] Wow. They didn’t waste any time.

Victor: Wow? That’s all you have to say? You’re being paid a great deal of money to see to this sort of thing.

Stephanie: And I will.

Victor: But not alone. I want a kiriakis to supervise.

Stephanie: Which kiriakis?

Victor: Alex. I want you to put your heads together and work nonstop to salvage the reputation of my company. Is that clear? Is there something going on here that I’m not aware of? Some problem?

Stephanie: No. No problem at all. Alex and I are on it, right?

Alex: You bet.

Victor: Then why are you standing here? Get over to headquarters and get busy.

Maggie: How many of these have you taken?

Jennifer: [Sighs] None. I swear. They give doug 30 at a time. Count them.

Maggie: No, I don’t have to. I believe you.

Jennifer: I was thinking about taking them. I’m glad you didn’t see me going through doug and julie’s medicine cabinet trying to find the empty one. I had to lie through my teeth to get the pharmacist to refill it.

Maggie: How long have you been struggling with this?

Jennifer: God. Honestly, I… ever since I lost my mom.

Maggie: Oh, jennifer. And why didn’t you come and talk to me?

Jennifer: I don’t know. I guess I thought I was handling it. Then all of this happened with abigail.

Maggie: And you ran out of coping skills. Oh, sweetheart, I am so sorry that you’ve been struggling with this. I should have figured out that something was wrong.

Jennifer: I’ve been white-knuckling it, trying to hide the fact that I can barely make it through the day.

[Sniffles] Jack doesn’t have a clue.


Maggie: Jack isn’t an addict in recovery. I am, and I should’ve seen the signs. So how long has it been since you’ve gone to a meeting?

Jennifer: Oh, too long.

[Chuckles] I thought about it though. Just the thought though of… having to go and talk about abigail and admit that it made me want to use, just made me feel like such a failure.

Maggie: [Sighs] That’s the disease talking. It makes us feel bad about ourselves for needing help. I’ve been there before. You know you’ve found strength in admitting that you have a weakness.

Jennifer: Well, knowing and believing are clearly two different things.

Maggie: Mm. You were honest with me. That’s the first step.

Jennifer: Well…

Maggie: You know, there’s a meeting at the hospital every day at noon, and if we leave right now, we can just about make it. So what are you gonna do with those?

Jennifer: [Sniffles] Oh.


Maggie: Second thoughts?

Jennifer: Yeah. But I know this is the right thing to do.

Maggie: Oh, I’m so proud of you.

Jennifer: [Sighs]

Maggie: Okay. Okay, let’s get to that meeting.

Jennifer: Okay.

Maggie: Okay.

Jennifer: [Chuckles]

Sloan: Leo, just tell me where you are. You need somebody by your side– somebody you can trust. Isn’t that why you hired me?

Leo: Chad walked in on me looking at sonny with a knife in his back. I am in major trouble here, sloan, and no offense, but johnnie cochran you are not.

Sloan: You haven’t given me a chance. Just tell me where you are. I’ll be right there. We’re gonna figure this out together.

Leo: Oh. I guess I don’t have a choice. I’m at the white dove motel, room 201. I’ll be under the bed.

Sloan: I’m on my way.

[Cell phone beeps]

Rafe: Well, hold on. Not so fast. Where is he?

Sloan: You want leo stark, well, then you’ll have to give me something that I want. My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Rafe: I’m not bartering with you. We already have a deal in place. You got the information and now, I handle this.

Sloan: I’d never make that deal.

Rafe: What are you trying to pull?

Sloan: Nothing. When I see leo, I’ll recommend that we come in here and he give you a statement.

Rafe: Oh, and I’m supposed to just believe that?

Sloan: I’m not gonna sell out my client.

Rafe: Your client may have already committed one murder and attempted another.

Sloan: “May have” being the operative words. As far as I know, you’re still innocent in this country until proven guilty.

Rafe: You know, I already have enough to bring leo in on suspicion of attempted murder and you damn well know it. Now, you either tell me where he is or you’re gonna spend the night in a holding cell.

Sloan: Okay, but I’m coming with you.

Rafe: Forget it.

Sloan: No, mr. Stark has the right to have his attorney present while you question him and you damned well know that.

Rafe: All right. All right.

Sloan: But if we show up in a squad car, leo’s gonna be gone like the wind.

Rafe: Fine. We’ll take yours. But I’ll drive.

Sloan: [Scoffs]

[Dramatic music]

Leo: [Sighs] Oh, you better make it fast, sloanikins. A sister doesn’t have all day. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Maggie: Hi, darling.

Victor: Oh, good. You’re back.

Maggie: [Sighs] Is there any news on sonny?

Victor: Well, he’s stable, but they have to keep him in the icu. Will’s with him now.

Maggie: So there’s hope. Oh, that’s wonderful, honey.

Victor: Where have you been?

Maggie: Oh, I’m sorry I was so long. I just thought I should stop by and see how jennifer’s doing.

Victor: And?

Maggie: Well, I’m glad I went by. She’s having a really hard time.

Victor: Well, in her situation, who wouldn’t be having a hard time?

Maggie: Exactly. But I think she’s feeling a little bit better now.

Victor: You seem to have that effect on people.

[Soft dramatic music]

Jennifer: [Sighs]

Alex: I just got a text from my dad. He said sonny’s vital signs are still holding steady.

Stephanie: Oh, that’s great.

Alex: Yeah, I guess his condition really improved after will got there to be with him.

Stephanie: Mm, well, I’ll bet so. Those two have something really special going.

Alex: Yeah, they do. I hope I have what they do someday. What are you working on?

Stephanie: The press release announcing you as interim ceo.

Alex: Huh.

Stephanie: Since you’re supervising everything I do, I assume you want to read it.

Alex: Come on. Give me a break.

[Sighs] That is pretty good.

Stephanie: [Scoffs] Pretty good? I made you sound like warren buffett.

Alex: Well, I’m sorry. Why, ms. Johnson, this press release is absolutely amazing.

Stephanie: That’s more like it.

Alex: Hmm. Just like you. Amazing.

Stephanie: Watch it.

Alex: I know. Boundaries.

Stephanie: Exactly.

Alex: I do have to say though, I am quite impressed the way you made my “vast experience cultivating an atmosphere of corporate inclusivity” and my “adeptness at vertical integration” sound almost sexy.

Stephanie: [Scoffs] What can I say? I’m really good at what I do.

Alex: You are not gonna get an argument from me.

[Smacks lips, sighs]

[Knocking on door]

Sloan: Leo. Open up. It’s me. Sloan. Leo, let me in.

Rafe: Let me try.

[Banging on door] Hey, stark! We know you’re in there! Open up the damn door!

[Dramatic music]

Sloan: Oh! Do you have to act like such a neanderthal?



Rafe: All right, what the hell is going on?

Sloan: I don’t know. He told me he’d be here.

Rafe: Okay, well, obviously he lied to you. You still think he’s innocent?

[Monitor beeping]

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