Days of Our Lives Transcript
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John: You know, I’m getting a little jealous of that computer.
Marlena: Oh, I’m sorry. I’m just trying to catch up with some work emails.
John: [Sighs] Work can wait.
Marlena: Wait for what?
John: Sweetheart, orpheus just put you through a hell of an ordeal, and you made me a promise that you would do nothing today except let me spoil you.
Marlena: I did?
John: Yes, you did, and I’m holding you to it. Commencing with operation spoil marlena.
Kate: Eric, eric. Could you put this behind the bar for me?
Eric: Sure, what is it?
Kate: It’s a birthday cake for your dad.
Eric: [Laughs] It’s a bit late. It was yesterday.
Kate: Yeah, I know that because I organized a birthday party for him that was derailed after I was kidnapped and almost murdered.
Stephanie: Mm, good coffee.
Paulina: It’s mine.
Paulina: I own the brand and the farm where the coffee beans are grown.
Stephanie: I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
Abe: [Laughs] Well, thank you for coming, stephanie.
Stephanie: Oh, of course. It’s a lovely apartment.
Paulina: Well, I wanted our meeting to be a bit more casual. Not to mention safe. Last time we all got together, your father mistook me for that maniac orpheus, and john black almost tackled me to the ground.
Stephanie: Yeah. My father can be overzealous.
Kayla: This is where orpheus was holding us hostage.
Steve: You sure you’re okay being back here, kayla?
Kayla: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m fine.
Jada: Can you show me exactly where you were being held?
Kayla: He had us– he had us chained to these three chairs.
Steve: And this– this is what’s left of the bomb he set. The timer was ticking. I cut the wires to diffuse it.
Kayla: With only seconds to spare.
Steve: That’s right.
Jada: You’re real proud of yourself, aren’t you?
Jada: You know I respect you, steve, I do, but what the hell were you thinking?
Rolf: Yes, mr. Shin. I’m finally beginning to have success at suppressing stefan dimera’s feelings for your beloved gabi hernandez. And amplifying his desire for chloe lane is looking promising as well.
[Footsteps] Oh, I’m sorry. I seem to have a visitor, but I’m sure it’s kristen here to ask me to resurrect her brother. Yes, I know it doesn’t suit your purposes yet. Don’t worry. I’ll put her off. Yeah, I’ll talk to you later.
Orpheus: Hello, rolf. What’s wrong? Aren’t you happy to see your old pal, orpheus?
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”
Rolf: Orpheus, this is a pleasant surprise.
Orpheus: You might want to relay that message to your face.
Rolf: Sorry, I’m just not used to having company. Tell me, how did you find my secret lab?
[Laughs] I don’t think there should be secrets between friends, do you? No, secrets can lead to distrust, which can lead to misunderstandings, and that can lead to bad blood. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?
John: [Sighs] Nice.
John: Okay. Operation spoil marlena, stage two.
Marlena: And what do you have there?
John: In my hand, you might ask. Well, I’ll tell you. I have an aromatic, organic, magic massage lotion.
Marlena: Ooh. Magic, you say?
John: Oh. Now, if you have spent days tied up and handcuffed to a chair, and your muscles are just screaming for a little tlc, look no further because I am here to help you. So, pretty lady, all you have to do is lie back and let this magic massage lotion do the trick on your neck, on your back.
Marlena: Oh, but wait.
John: Wait for what?
Marlena: Well, if it’s my massage, maybe I should choose where it begins.
Eric: Orpheus was gonna blow you up?
Kate: All three of us.
Eric: How am I just now hearing about this? I mean, you must’ve been terrified.
Kate: Yeah, we were.
Eric: But you’re all okay. How’s my mom?
Kate: Yeah, no, she’s fine, kayla’s fine, but you know, we wouldn’t have been if they hadn’t rescued us.
Eric: John and steve.
Kate: Ah, there he is. And my own personal hero.
Kayla: Steve was a hero. He saved all of our lives.
Jada: It sounds to me like he and his pals nearly got you all blown to bits.
Kayla: Only they didn’T.
Jada: Because they got lucky.
Steve: Well, that’s not entirely true.
Jada: We have something called a bomb squad. They are highly trained to handle this type of situation.
Steve: Okay, well, in my experience with the isa–
Jada: I hate to be the one to remind you. You are no longer in the isa.
Steve: That doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten how to operate.
Jada: Yeah, my father told me stories on how you used to operate.
Steve: Is that so?
Jada: How many times have you nearly gotten yourself killed? Or better yet, kayla, how many times has he almost gotten you killed?
Kayla: That’s not fair.
Jada: But you know it’s true. The second the three of you were kidnapped, your husband should’ve picked up the phone and called the police and let us do our job. But no, he always has to be the one to save the day.
Stephanie: I have plenty of issues with my dad being overprotective.
Paulina: It’s all right. I get that way about my daughters too. Anyway, let’s–enough about what happened with that creepy orpheus. I want to discuss the reason we invited you over.
Stephanie: The governor’s race.
Paulina: Now, I know you’ve been quietly putting out feelers to see how abe’s candidacy would be received.
Stephanie: And I have results.
Paulina: Well, not that I need to see them. You know, if you ask me, this whole thing is a total waste of time and money.
Stephanie: Why is that?
Paulina: Because everybody loves abe. The state would be lucky to have him running it.
Stephanie: That may be so, but I’m afraid we have a problem.
Paulina: What? What kind of problem? This is the sound of better breathing.
Paulina: It looks like abe has a lot of positives here.
Stephanie: And very few negatives. The majority of likely voters appreciate what they know about him.
Abe: So what’s the problem?
Stephanie: The problem is that support shows vulnerability when specific questions are asked. The numbers are softer than I expected.
Paulina: I know this man better than anyone, and soft is not a word that comes to mind now, so if you think that you’re going to come in here and tell us that–
Abe: Paulina. We are paying stephanie to do the research, so let’s hear her out.
Paulina: [Groans] Fine, go ahead.
Stephanie: Once I got the initial results, I decided to dive deeper. So I conducted some more pointed focus groups.
Abe: And what did you learn?
Stephanie: People like you, abe.
Paulina: No, they love– they love him.
Stephanie: But no matter how we tried to steer the conversation, people just didn’t really want to talk about you.
Abe: Well, what did they want to talk about?
Stephanie: Your wife.
Paulina: Oh, no, me? I’m dragging you down. Oh, marlena and john, they told me I might be a problem.
Abe: No, no, that is not what they said.
Paulina: It all makes sense. All the scandals, price-town, and lani, my arrest for shooting ray.
Paulina: No, no, no. There is only one way to fix this mess, abraham, and restore your reputation. I want a divorce.
[Laughs] Oh, it feels so good to be in your arms.
John: It’s where you belong, doc.
John: It’s where we both belong.
Marlena: You know, that whole time I was held captive by orpheus, I kept– I kept wondering if I’d ever see my family again. If I’d ever see you again.
John: I’d never let him take you away from me. Doc.
John: You and i have faced down a hundred lifetimes of challenges. We’ve always come out on top. Stronger than ever. Now– I don’t know what’s coming next, but I– I do know that I will always keep you safe.
Eric: Around here, you miss a day, you miss a lot.
Roman: Yeah, well, I’m sorry you just hearing about the kidnappings, but orpheus said if we told anyone that we would never see kate, kayla, or your mom again.
Eric: No, I’m talking about the two of you right here. Did this ordeal kind of bring you back together?
Roman: Uh, no. It started before that.
Kate: Well, I mean, actually, I–what happened is that I finally took responsibility for my part in lucas kidnapping your sister.
Roman: So I forgave her, and so did allie and your mom.
Kate: And you know, while I’m being contrite, I’d like to offer up another apology, actually.
Eric: And what’s that?
Kate: [Clears throat] Well, the last time I saw you, I was really pushing hard for you to get back with nicole, and that was a mistake. It was. I’m sorry. And I’d just like to say that what I’d really like for you is to find the happiness that I’ve found with your dad.
Roman: Maybe he already has.
Steve: Look, jada, I know you think we put lives at risk because we didn’t follow protocol, but for your information, orpheus threatened us. We were not to contact anyone, especially the police. And orpheus is not one to make idle threats.
Jada: I know all about orpheus, and his past, and his vendetta against you.
Kayla: Well, then you have to understand why steve felt he had to act quickly.
Jada: The issue is that, if you would’ve kept us in the loop, we would have that psychopath in custody right now, but instead, he’s out there, and who knows what he’ll do next.
Rolf: I must ask you not to touch that apparatus or anything else in my lab.
Orpheus: You doing some important work, are you?
Rolf: All of my research is important, and that particular experiment is quite sensitive.
Orpheus: Far be it for me to stand in the way of science.
Rolf: Thank you.
Orpheus: But aren’t we forgetting that I am the one who put the screws to the governor? That I– that I got you included in those pardons.
Rolf: And I am very grateful.
Orpheus: Ah, good, good.
[Chuckles] But now that our paths have crossed again–
Rolf: I’m not sure that I would put it that way, and not to be impolite, but I’m quite busy.
Orpheus: Busy little bee.
[Chuckles] So– your current pet project taking up a lot of your time, is it?
Rolf: You heard about it?
Orpheus: Indeed. So why don’t you show me what all the buzz is about?
Rolf: Don’t, don’t–I can’t let you back there.
Orpheus: It’s okay, wilhelm. You don’t have to worry about me seeing what you’re hiding because I already know. The world is full of make or break moments.
Abe: We are not–
Abe: Getting a divorce.
Paulina: I’m not saying it would be permanent. I’m just saying that you get some distance from me and my scandals, and then when you’re elected governor, we get remarried quietly.
Abe: Sweetheart, when did you ever do anything quietly?
Paulina: Stephanie, you do see the merits of this plan?
Stephanie: Actually, I should’ve been clearer. Paulina, your scores weren’t lower than abe’S. They were higher.
Stephanie: In the focus group, we asked people to describe you in one word, and we got “strong,” “fearless,” “successful,” “inspirational,” “gets things done.”
Abe: That’s three words.
Stephanie: Not all voters can count, but their votes do.
Paulina: Ah, fearless.
Stephanie: Frankly, the qualities that people ascribe to paulina strongly correlate to those of winning candidates in the last six election cycles.
Paulina: Well, what words did abe get?
Stephanie: Also positive ones. “Honesty,” “trustworthy,” “integrity.”
Paulina: Yeah, well, those are good, right?
Paulina: Well, what’s wrong with them?
Stephanie: Well, those words are–
Stephanie: Well, I wouldn’t say that. It’s just some people may consider you too nice to hold public office, at least on the state level, no offense.
Abe: Yeah, none taken.
Stephanie: The way the world is these days, people are looking for someone who will do what it takes to get things done.
Paulina: Are you suggesting that we give up the campaign?
Stephanie: No, I am not saying that at all.
Paulina: So you do think that abraham should run for governor.
Stephanie: Oh, I didn’t say that either.
Abe: She’s saying that my wife should.
Stephanie: That’s what I’m saying, and, paulina, I think you’d win.
Kate: What? There’s a new woman in the picture?
Eric: I’m not discussing this.
Roman: Oh, come on. We don’t need to keep secrets from kate.
Eric: There isn’t a secret.
Kate: Oh, what is the not a secret then?
Roman: Well, eric said it got pretty hot upstairs in my new tenant’s room.
Eric: All right, stop. I was just fixing jada’s ac.
Roman: Oh, okay, so that’s what you were doing?
Kate: Well, wait, wait.
Kate: You and the new detective are sleeping together?
Rolf: [Laughs] You’re bluffing. You don’t know anything.
Orpheus: I don’t bluff, doctor.
Rolf: Then what is it you think you know, hmm?
Orpheus: Well, I know that you resurrected stefano dimera’s son, stefan O. Dimera. I bet he’s back there, lying sedated behind this curtain with a bunch of wires hooked into him. I mean, I can only assume you’re brainwashing the poor soul.
Rolf: [Scoffs] Brainwashing is such an old-fashioned term.
Orpheus: Oh, yeah? What would you call it?
Rolf: If you must know, I’m conditioning him.
Orpheus: [Laughs] Conditioning him, okay. Conditioning him to do what exactly?
Rolf: It’s really none of your business.
Orpheus: Ah, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Is that it? It’s hard to do, considering he was once dead and now he’s alive.
Rolf: What is your interest in this project?
Orpheus: Oh, mere curiosity. Oh, I have my own project to keep me occupied.
Rolf: And what project is that?
Orpheus: It’s simple. My objective is to bring as much pain and suffering as possible to steve johnson, roman brady, and most of all, john black.
Marlena: John, can we just forget this whole nightmare and get back to our lives?
John: Sweetheart, you have no idea how much I wish we could do just that.
Marlena: Well, why can’t we?
John: It’s simple. Orpheus is still out there.
Marlena: [Chuckles] I know, but, you know, you’ve got the whole salem pd, and you’ve got the fbi chasing him. They’ll find him, then they’ll lock him up, and they’ll throw away the key.
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hope you’re right.
Marlena: I know I’m right. You know why?
John: Why’s that?
Marlena: Because when you rescued me from orpheus, you took me in your arms, and you said to me, “it’s over. It’s all over.”
John: Yeah, I know I did.
Marlena: Don’t you believe it?
John: At that moment, that challenge was over, but you and I both know, orpheus doesn’t give up that easily.
Marlena: Oh, do you think he’s planning something?
John: I just don’t think it. I know it, doc. I just don’t know what the hell it is. As someone living with type 2 diabetes,
Roman: Jada, you don’t have to answer kate’s question.
Jada: Actually, I wasn’t about to.
Roman: Well, of course you weren’t, and just so you know, I don’t make it a policy to gossip about my tenants or anyone else.
Kate: Okay, so obviously, this is on me because I was curious, and unlike roman, I do gossip every once in a while. Sorry. I’m kate dimera.
Eric: This is my dad’s girlfriend. Off and on, and apparently, on again.
Kate: Okay. It’s very nice to meet you, jada.
Jada: You too. So you’re one of orpheus’ victims.
Kate: I prefer to think about it as one of orpheus’ survivors.
Rolf: As you know, there’s no love lost between myself and the objects of your malevolence.
Orpheus: [Chuckles] Yes, no one hated john, roman, and steve quite like your old boss, stefano.
Rolf: True, so I wish you luck with your endeavors, but I must return to my work.
Orpheus: Your work means everything to you.
Rolf: It does.
Orpheus: So much so, in fact, that you’re willing to revel in your genius by keeping samples of some of your more extraordinary medical achievements.
Rolf: [Scoffs] I’m not sure to what you’re referring.
Orpheus: Oh, come on now. This isn’t just a lab, doctor. This is practically a museum, a monument to you and your work.
Rolf: Oh, I wouldn’t say that.
Orpheus: [Chuckles] Come now, wilhelm. I bet if I were to rifle through your drawers and cabinets, oh, I’d find all sorts of interesting things. The serum that revived so many of the denizens of this miserable town. The drug that restored their banal memories. Perhaps even a chip that can save one’s consciousness. And that’s just a few of your greatest hits.
Rolf: It’s an intriguing theory, but it’s only speculation.
Orpheus: Mm-hmm. I would be willing to state categorically that you are saving some of these oldies but goodies right here, under this one roof.
Rolf: And how would you know that?
Orpheus: Because this isn’t my first visit to your secret laboratory, doctor. I’ve been here before, and I’ve seen everything there is to see.
Steve: My only regret is that I didn’t neutralize orpheus before he had a chance to hurt you.
Kayla: You know what? You need to stop beating yourself up over all this. You saved my life again. And I’m here, and I’m safe.
Steve: Yeah, but he–
Kayla: Yeah, yeah, but– listen, you can keep talking or you can shut up, and kiss me, and let me thank you properly for saving my life.
Steve: That’s not a tough choice–
Kayla: No, you’re still talking.
Steve: Okay, okay.
Kayla: Mm, you can come this way.
Stephanie: How you could you lie to me? How you not tell me mom was kidnapped? My asthma felt anything but normal.
Paulina: Well, that was–
Paulina: You know this is crazy talk, right? I mean, stephanie, she’s sweet, but I’ve been in sales my whole life, and I am sold on you.
Abe: So we’re just going to ignore the focus groups.
Paulina: Of course. Of course we are. I know we can make your case to the voters.
Abe: Or we could take stephanie’s advice.
Paulina: You mean–
Abe: I mean that I believe that this state is ready for a strong woman of color to be in the governor’s mansion, and I would be honored to be your first gentleman.
Jada: When you’re ready, I’m gonna need you to come down to the station to give a full statement.
Kate: Yeah, of course.
Eric: Orpheus is still out there?
Jada: No thanks to your father.
Roman: Excuse me?
Jada: You’re not a cop anymore, roman. You should’ve reported kate’s kidnapping the minute it happened.
Roman: Jada, I didn’t have a choice, all right? That son of a bitch, orpheus, threatened to hurt kate, kayla, and marlena unless we kept quiet and played his game.
Jada: Yeah, steve gave me the same story, but roman, you used to be the police commissioner. I would think you would have more trust in the salem pd.
Roman: Like I just said, it didn’t have a damn thing to do about trusting the police.
Jada: No. It was about you going rogue with john black and steve johnson, your cowboy pals.
Kayla: So you heard about the kidnapping.
Stephanie: Just came through as an alert on my news app.
Steve: Oh, baby, I’m sorry you had to hear about it that way.
Stephanie: You’re sorry? You told me mom and marlena were at a medical conference.
Steve: Yes, I know. I would’ve shared the news with you, but–
Stephanie: But what?
Kayla: Listen, both of you, your father had a very good reason that he had to keep you in the dark.
Stephanie: Let me guess. He was trying to protect me.
Steve: No, actually, I was trying to protect your mother, and kate, and marlena. John and I were instructed not to tell the police or anyone.
Kayla: That’s the truth. And listen, the thing you need to take away from this is that orpheus tried to hurt us again, he but failed. And we are here, and we’re safe, all of us. All of us are safe.
Rolf: You were in my lab?
Orpheus: While you were out, I embarked on a self-tour.
Rolf: You shouldn’t have done that.
Orpheus: Yes, I must admit, I was disappointed not to find a horde of marlena clones stuffed in your broom closet, but I was thrilled by what I found locked in that steel cabinet behind you.
Rolf: You were in this cabinet?
Orpheus: And once I saw it, I knew that I’d found exactly what I needed to destroy the lives of my enemies.
John: Like I just said, sweetheart. I can’t promise you what’s coming next, but I can promise you that I will always protect you no matter what orpheus tries.
Marlena: I’m not afraid of orpheus.
John: Oh, of course, why wouldn’t you be? I mean, he only tried to blow you up again.
Marlena: How many times has he tried to match wits with us?
John: More than I can count.
Marlena: Mm-hmm. And what happens every time? Who wins?
John: We do.
Marlena: Yeah. We always will because I have you.
John: And you.
Marlena: And besides, orpheus would never try to harm a single hair on your head because if he did, he would have me to deal with.
John: Wow. You know, doc, I really love you when you are soft and compassionate, but I really love you when you’re tough and angry like that.
Marlena: Ooh, you do?
Marlena: Mm. Research shows that people remember ads with young people
Paulina: Abraham, I don’t know why we’re entertaining this. I mean, me, governor?
Abe: Makes sense to me.
Abe: From the beginning, paulina, this quest was your idea. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to run, but you pressured me, and you recruited my friends.
Paulina: Because I believe in you, baby.
Abe: Well, I believe in you too, paulina.
Paulina: You know this is crazy, right?
Abe: These numbers, they don’t lie. Now, you talk a lot about wanting to do good to make up for your mistakes by helping people. Now, paulina price can do a lot of good in the world. You can make the world a better place just like you made my world a better place.
Abe: The universe– the universe is sending you a message. You need to answer it.
Kayla: There you go. Where are you coming from?
Stephanie: I had a meeting with paulina and abe.
Steve: Oh, well, I hope they’ve forgiven me my vigilance.
Stephanie: Well, they understand the threat that orpheus poses to our family, and now so do I.
Steve: Thank you, baby. It’s good to hear.
Stephanie: I checked in on sonny, by the way. They told me, he’s going to make it.
Kayla: His condition is guarded, but he’s fought through the worst.
Stephanie: Thank god. Of course, victor’s giving me a hard time about how this may look for titan.
Steve: Well, that’s the victor we know and love. Family first as long as it doesn’t affect the bottom line.
Stephanie: Yes. Well, I do have to get back to some work.
Kayla: Why don’t you stay for lunch?
Stephanie: It’s a little late for lunch.
Steve: Well, let’s call it an early dinner. I’ve got some really nice steaks in the fridge there. I can throw them on the grill. Come on. We’ve got a lot to celebrate.
Roman: [Chuckles] No offense, jada, but you’ve been in salem about five minutes.
Jada: Well, I’ve been a cop a lot longer than that.
Roman: Yeah, well, salem is a different animal.
Jada: What does that mean?
Eric: It means you’re gonna have to get used to private citizens going rogue here.
Kate: Oh, yeah. I can confirm that in this town, people do play hero.
Roman: Nobody was playing anything.
Kate: Well, no, of course not, you are a hero, honey. I was just telling eric when you walked in. I’m lucky to have him, detective.
Jada: Well, in my professional opinion, you’re lucky he and his buddies didn’t get you all blown to kingdom come, but, you know, we’ll just have to agree to disagree.
Roman: Works for me.
Eric: Hey, can I get you something to eat?
Jada: No, I just came to look over some files in my room.
Kate: Hey, no. Why don’t you stay? I brought a great, big cake in here for roman’s birthday.
Roman: You did?
Kate: Mm-hmm. And I don’t think eric can sing loud enough to drown out my horrible singing.
Roman: No singing, all right? I don’t want a fuss.
Eric: No, no, no. You don’t get to decide what kind of fuss we make about you, all right? You can grumble all you want, but it’s your birthday, so we’re gonna celebrate it right. Hey, jada.
Jada: Well, I do love cake.
Jada: Happy birthday, cowboy.
John: [Sighs] Okay. I wonder what I can do for you.
Marlena: Or shall we see what that magic lotion can do?
John: You have any road map on where I should begin?
Marlena: Oh, yeah. Why don’t you start with my neck and just see where you end up.
Rolf: I’m sorry, but what you found in that cabinet is not available for your or anyone else’s use.
Orpheus: Seriously? You can put down the blade, pal. I have no intention of taking the vial that you locked in that cabinet.
Rolf: Can I trust you on that?
Orpheus: Absolutely. I have no need to take it because I’ve already got it.
It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle
Paulina: So you really think I could win.
Abe: I have learned to never doubt you.
Paulina: So– we’re doing this.
Abe: We’re doing this.
Paulina: Good lord, oh. We’re doing this.
Abe: Yes, we are, madam governor price.
Paulina: I’m not gonna lie to you. I like the sound of that.
Abe: [Laughs] Oh.
Rolf: Be careful. Please be careful with that vial. Set it down.
Rolf: Nice and easy.
Orpheus: Just relax, relax. Whatever you say.
Rolf: Be very gentle.
Orpheus: No need to panic, doc, it’s empty.
Rolf: You mean–
Orpheus: I’ve already used its contents.
Roman: [Laughs] Thank you.
Jada: Your voice isn’t terrible at all. It’s actually really lovely.
Kate: Oh, no–you are so sweet, thank you. Okay, so make a wish and blow out your candle.
Roman: Well, I already got my wish, so this is just a formality, all right?
Stephanie: What’s this deliciousness?
Steve: This is my famous black pepper crusted ribeye.
Kayla: Mm, famous for occasionally having too much black pepper.
Steve: Oh, you can never have too much black pepper.
Steve: Bless you.
John: Whoa, bless you, sweetheart.
Marlena: Excuse me.
John: Hey, you’re not getting sick, are you, honey?
Marlena: No, no, no. No, I feel great. I–maybe. Maybe I’m just allergic to something in that lotion. Mm.
Rolf: The vial– you didn’T.
Orpheus: Oh, yes. I did. I know that john, roman, and steve are very proud of their heroics, but in truth, they only delayed the deaths of marlena, kate, and kayla. In fact, right now, I’m sure they’re celebrating their health, but soon, very soon, they’ll wish they’d let that bomb go off.