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Gabi: I don’t know what to say.

Li: Well, that’s not a good sign. It’s also very unlike you.

Gabi: I just– this is just so unexpected. We haven’t even been dating that long. You’re proposing out of the blue. Where is this coming from?

Li: After I solidify my relationship with gabi, she’ll want nothing to do with stefan. It’s coming from my heart. I love you, gabi, and I was afraid that if I waited any longer, I might miss my chance to make you my wife, and that would be unbearable because I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I’m hoping you feel the same.

[Soft dramatic music]

Tony: Now, it’s unpleasant enough battling gabi and li for control of the company, but to have your family turning on each other as well?

Anna: But, darling, that’s nothing new.

Tony: I know my brother was a bit of a brute to ava. What I don’t understand is why johnny is so protective of her.

Anna: [Chuckles] Darling, isn’t it obvious?

Tony: Well, I suppose it’s due to some misplaced sense of chivalry.

Anna: [Laughs] Chivalry has nothing to do with it. Johnny has a crush on ava.


Johnny: Of course ava can handle the memorial. She’s a lot stronger than you give her credit for.

Ej: Are you sure about that? Ava seemed pretty shaken up when she saw jake the other night.

Johnny: That was just her imagination. She realizes that now.

Ej: But memorials can be quite emotionally taxing, even for the strongest people. What if this is the thing that pushes her over the edge and makes her start seeing dead people again?

Ava: Jake?

Ava: It really is you. How’s this possible? You’re dead.

Stefan: Not anymore.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Johnny: Yeah, you’d like that, wouldn’t you? For ava to have some kind of breakdown. Because then if she’s declared mentally unfit, you’ll make a play for her shares.

Ej: I’ll admit the idea has crossed my mind.

Johnny: No kidding.

Ej: But if you’re so concerned about her holding on to her shares, her sanity, then maybe this memorial service isn’t such a good idea.

Johnny: Look, ava’s fine with it, okay? And no one is forcing you to go. I just thought you’d want to pay respects to your brother.

Ej: I hardly knew jake.

Johnny: He’s still family. That meant something to nonno. I thought it meant something to you, too, but I guess I was wrong.

Ej: [Sighs]

Ava: No. No, no, no. This isn’t real.

[Chuckles] This isn’t happening. This is– it’s just like the time before.

Stefan: The time before?

Ava: Yeah, when you came to the house, and I fainted, remember?

Stefan: Yeah, you’re looking a little pale right now. Maybe you should sit down, hmm?

[Eerie music]

Ava: No, no, no, no, no. No, this is in my head.

Stefan: All right, I’m not quite sure what’s going on here, but–

Ava: No, I’m–I’m– I’m going crazy, okay? This isn’t real. All right? You’re not real. You’re not jake.

Stefan: Who the hell is jake?

Kristen: May I come in?

Brady: Actually, chloe and i were–

Kristen: What–where the hell is he?

Chloe: He? Who exactly are you looking for?

Woman tc: My a1c stayed here, it needed to be here.

Brady: Kristen, chloe asked you a question. Who else did you think was here?

[Dramatic music]

Kristen: You need to get to the salem inn right now. This is her room number. You’re going to go to the room, knock on the door, and you are going to show her how much you love her. I thought randy was here, the hunky intern chloe has been flirting with at work.

Chloe: What? That’s not true. I never flirted with that guy, I don’t even know his name.

Kristen: Oh, but look at you. You immediately knew who I was talking about.

Chloe: Oh, for god’s sake.

Brady: Oh, my god, kristen, why would randy the intern be here?

Kristen: Oh, come on, brady, isn’t it obvious? I thought chloe was cheating on you with him. And nauseatingly, though, it would’ve been, I thought I would catch them getting it on. Clearly, I was mistaken, so I’m going to be going.

Chloe: Okay, no, no, not so fast. We know damn well you didn’t come here because you thought I was cheating on brady. Kristen, what are you hiding?

[Soft dramatic music]

Stefan: Jake dimera. Born december 11, 1979. Coincidence? Maybe this jake dimera is my twin brother. Is that who this woman thinks I am?

Tony: I hope your instincts are off base right now.

Anna: Why? Because ej will go ballistic if ava and johnny get involved?

Tony: Yes, that’s one of the many reasons. I mean, aren’t things bad enough between father and son?

Anna: Oh, ej needs to get over himself and stop trying to control everyone around him. And if johnny is interested in ava, then good for him.

Johnny: Did I hear my name?

Anna: Yes, yes, darling boy. Yes, I was just saying how sweet it is of you for putting together this memorial for ava and for jake. Ava must be very appreciative.

Johnny: Just–I just hope it brings her some peace.

Anna: Ah.

Johnny: Ava? What’s wrong?

Ava: I saw him. I saw him down at the crypt.

Anna: You saw who?

Ava: Never mind.

Tony: You saw jake, didn’t you?

Ava: Yeah. Yeah, I saw him again.

Li: Gabi? What are you thinking?

Gabi: Yeah, I’m sorry, I just need a moment to process everything.

Li: Of course. Take your time. And just so you know, I thought about doing this, proposing to you, in a moment romantic setting, but I figured this is where we first connected, so it was appropriate in its way. Still processing everything?

Gabi: Li, I didn’t even know you were thinking about marriage.

Li: Actually, I’ve thought about it for a while now, ever since the moment I met you, I’ve been captivated by your beauty, intelligence, your strength, and determination. The last few months have been the happiest I’ve ever been, and I don’t want that to end. But I’m beginning to feel that I may have jumped the gun.

Gabi: No. Not necessarily.

-Hi, dr. Rick. It’s julie. -[ Gasps ] That’s me.

Anna: What do you mean you saw jake?

Ava: I wanted a moment alone before the memorial, so I went down to the crypt, and he was standing there, right next to his plaque.

Tony: And did you talk to him?

Ava: Yeah, we said a few words. Then I freaked out, and I came here, but, look, I know. I know this isn’t possible, but I’m telling you, it seemed real. You think I’m crazy.

Johnny: No. No, I don’T. So, look, why don’t we both go down to the crypt and see if we can get to the bottom of this.

Ava: Thanks, johnny.

Johnny: Let’s go.

[Soft dramatic music]

Kristen: I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m not hiding anything. I will respectfully express my regret on accusing you of being a cheating whore, not that you weren’t in the past, but maybe you’re trying to mend your laws.

Brady: Kristen! Leave now.

Kristen: Of course. I’ll let you two get back to whatever it is you were doing. And brady? I will see you tomorrow in court.

Brady: What in the hell was that about?

Tony: I think my brother was right. Ava is having a nervous breakdown.

Anna: Oh, come on, tony. You know that mausoleum is incredibly dark and creepy. You can’t blame her for thinking she saw a ghost down there.

Ej: Shall we go pay our respects to our brother?

Tony: I thought you weren’t going to attend.

Ej: My son shamed me into it. Family loyalty and all that. Shall we?

Anna: Oh, I actually think we should wait here a bit.

Ej: Why?

Anna: Because ava and johnny are down at the crypt, and it would probably be best if we don’t interrupt them.

Ej: Interrupt what? What’s going on?

Tony: Ava thinks she saw jake again.

Ej: [Chuckles]

Johnny: What’s wrong?

Ava: I just– I just need a minute.

Johnny: Of course, yeah, take your time. You know, on the one hand, I’m afraid jake won’t be in there, and on the other hand, I’m terrified that he will be, and I’m going to be the only one who can see him, and that’s going to be confirm that I’ve lost my mind.

Johnny: Ava, whatever happens in there, I am going to help you through it. All right? We’re going to figure this out together. I’m here for you, okay?

Ava: Okay. Let’s do it.

Johnny: All right.

Gabi: When we first got together, I thought it was just going to be a fun little fling, and that’s what I wanted at the time, and I assumed you were fine with that. But, you know, as time went by, I started to realize it wasn’t just a fun little fling. It has grown into something deeper.

Li: For me as well.

Gabi: I had a conversation with rafe about a month ago, and I told him, li, that I was done with love, that no one could take stefan’s place in my heart, and that’s still true to an extent. But he–he also told me not to give up on love. And I’m starting to realize that there’s room in my heart for someone else, for you.

Li: What are you saying?

Gabi: [Sighs] Well, I’m saying that if the offer still stands, I would be honored to be your wife.

[Tender music]

An amusement park is like whooping cough,

[Soft dramatic music]

Ava: There’s no one here. Jake was standing right over there, right near his plaque. And then he came over to me. He reached out, and he touched me this time…

[Chuckles] And he was wearing a suit. His favorite one. But it’s impossible.

Johnny: I don’t know. I mean, my family does kind of have a history of cheating death. My nonno, my dad, my uncle tony, my aunt kristen. They’ve all come back from the dead, so maybe my uncle jake, he did the same thing.

Gabi: [Laughs]

Li: I love you, gabi.

Gabi: I love you too. Now, aren’t you forgetting something?

Li: Oh, of course.

Gabi: Wow. Oh. It is stunning. But it’s probably a little too extravagant.

Li: Nothing too good for you, my love. I want to give you the world.

Gabi: I love the sound of that.

Li: Let’s start tonight. Let’s go celebrate. The night is ours! I’ll book the dimera jet!

Gabi: Yes, yeah, but we have to go after jake’s memorial.

Li: You’re right. How could I forget? I’ll admit I am excited to see how ej and the rest of the dimeras will react to our engagement. I’m guessing they won’t be too pleased that we’ve consolidated our power.

Gabi: I hadn’t even thought of that.

Li: Well, I just hoped that it wasn’t the only reason you accepted my proposal.

Gabi: You’re also a good kisser.

Li: I’m glad you noticed.

Gabi: Of course I noticed, but maybe I could use a little reminder?

Li: Hm.

Kristen: Is he here?

Rolf: Who?

Kristen: Henry viii. Who do you think? Stefan!

Rolf: I thought he went to call on the voluptuous ms. Chloe lane.

Kristen: So did I! But I just saw chloe; my brother clearly hadn’t paid her a visit. Where the hell did he go?

Johnny: All right, let’s go outside. Jake could’ve wandered off.

Ava: No. No. Look, as much as I want to believe that you’re right and jake is alive, I– it doesn’t make any sense. Right? If he was back and he came back for me, then why would he have let me walk out that door? We were in love. He would’ve followed me. He would’ve found me and convinced me that he was back and he would be together right now.

Johnny: I can’t explain why jake would’ve let you go, but if we find him, we can ask him. What’s the harm in trying?

Ava: Oh, I don’t know, I mean, aside from the fact that ej is going to try and use it against me again?

Johnny: Yeah, aside from that.

Ava: Ej finds out that we are out chasing ghosts, he is going to have me locked up, and maybe it was where I belong, right? Because I’ve obviously lost my mind.

Johnny: Ava, no. Look, stop saying that. I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for all of this. Didn’t you say you had hallucinations when your son drugged you?

Ava: Yes.

Johnny: Okay, so maybe that’s what’s happening right now. Maybe we need to go get you checked out by a doctor.

Ava: It does not feel like that this time. I haven’t been drugged, johnny.

Johnny: Well, then it’s something else, but you can’t just assume that you’re insane. Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s think about what could be going on here.

Ava: Okay, what is going on here is I can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is not.

[Laughs] I can’t take it anymore. You know, with seeing jake and then having him disappear and then thinking I’ve gone nuts and on top of it, having your father ridicule me all about it? It’s– it’s too much. It’s too much.

Johnny: Ava, wait.

Ej: Um, ava nearly ran me over just now. Is she all right?

Let’s be real…

Kristen: I don’t understand. I told stefan chloe was staying at the salem inn. I even gave him her room number. I mean, I did everything except draw him a map. So how could he go and screw things up?

Rolf: I warned you that it was too soon to release him out into the world. I would’ve much preferred to have done another round of behavioral conditioning.

Kristen: So you’re telling me that your brainwashing didn’t take?

Rolf: I can’t say for sure, but it worries me that he didn’t feel compelled to go straight to ms. Lane.

Kristen: Really? “It worries you”? Well, it more than worries me, rolf. It’s ruining my day. Possibly my entire future.

[Sighs] If stefan wasn’t compelled to go straight to chloe, well, you know what that means.

Rolf: I hesitate to say.

Kristen: Oh, right, of course, you do. Because if stefan is still in love with gabi, oh, this is on you, rolf. And you sure as hell know what that means.

Anna: Well, we better get down there. Ej took off like a bat out of hell when we told him that ava thought she saw jake again.

Tony: Yes, I– maybe I should’ve said something. I just hope that ej is not going to be too unkind to her.

Anna: Oh, I’m sure he’s probably his usual sensitive and compassionate self.

Tony: Well–

Gabi: Ah. Sorry we’re late.

Tony: Oh. Busy day at the office?

Gabi: Guess you could say that. Li and I are engaged.

Anna: What? Really?

Gabi: Yeah.

Anna: Oh, congratulations!

Li: Thank you, anna. Thank you.

Anna: Wow.

Tony: Yes, congratulations. That’s quite a strategic merger on both your parts.

Li: I assure you, this has nothing to do with business. Gabi and i are very much in love.

Tony: Well, of course you are.

Gabi: So johnny and ava. Where are they at? They’re down at the crypt already?

Tony: Yes. Yes. I hope ava is going to feel well enough to attend the memorial.

Gabi: Why is that? What’s wrong with her?

Tony: Well, I’m afraid she thinks she saw jake again.

Li: What? Where?

Tony: Well, this time she claims she saw him down in the crypt. So johnny went down with her to have a look around.

Gabi: I feel so bad for her. No only is she grieving her husband, now she’s having these hallucinations.

Li: Perhaps we should go down there, make sure everything’s okay.

Johnny: Ava is fine. She’s just feeling a little emotional about the memorial.

Ej: Why? Tony and anna just told me that she still thinks jake is alive.

Johnny: Oh, so you know.

Ej: It’s what I’ve been trying to tell you, johnny. The woman is mentally unstable. Now do you believe me?

Johnny: [Chuckles] This is all going exactly the way you planned it, isn’t it?

Ej: What the hell are you talking about?

Johnny: You’re gaslighting her, trying to convince her that she’s insane so you can get your hands on her shares.

Ej: Oh, please. Ava is making herself insane. She doesn’t need any help from me.

Johnny: Oh, really? Because you told her that it wouldn’t be long before she had another vision of jake and then boom, it happens, giving you just the evidence you need to take her shares.

Ej: And how in the hell was I supposed to arrange that?

Johnny: I don’t know, maybe you put on a jake mask.

Ej: [Laughs] I think you’re confusing me with your aunt kristen. I don’t do masks. In fact, I’m horrified by the entire concept.

Johnny: Then you hired a look-alike.

Ej: A look-alike? Okay, now you’re just being crazy, johnny.

Johnny: Jake has turned up twice. Somehow, I don’t know, but I think you’re behind it, and you’re trying to scare her.

Ej: Damn it, johnny, I am not responsible for ava’s hallucinations! And frankly, I’m getting sick and tired of you taking that woman’s side over mine!

Johnny: That woman has a name and she’s your sister-in-law.

Ej: Alleged sister-in-law. You’d have to be an idiot to think that her and jake were actually married. That’s just more of her sinister lies. She’s an amoral woman, johnny. She was brought up to have no conscience, and that is still the case, no matter what she may say to you.

Johnny: Is that what you tell yourself to justify your campaign against her?

Ej: Damn it, johnny, there is no campaign! And your defending this deranged woman is not only infuriating, it is also downright sad. The fact that you’re so bloody gullible, so naive, it’s just embarrassing!

Johnny: Well, yeah, I’d rather be gullible and naive if that means having a heart. I’d much prefer that to being cold and cynical, like you. Ava is vulnerable, and I will not let you push her over the edge.

Ej: Oh, my god, I’m not trying to–

Johnny: Just stay away from her, damn it! Leave her the hell alone.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Johnny: What are you doing?

Ava: What does it look like I’m doing? I can’t stay here. This house of horrors is driving me insane.

Johnny: Where will you go?

Ava: I don’t know, probably back to the garage.

Johnny: No. No, ava, don’t do that, you shouldn’t be alone right now.

Ava: I won’t be because kristen is still staying there.

Johnny: That’s even worse. My aunt kristen’s favorite game is getting people to question their sanity.

Ava: Oh, well, too bad for her, she won’t have far to go.

[Chuckles] Besides, you know, I never belonged here in the first place. Maybe it’s why I’m being punished.

Johnny: For what? You didn’t do anything.

Ava: Okay, come on, you must know that’s not true, right? I’ve done plenty terrible things in my life, and maybe it’s all just coming back to haunt me literally.

Johnny: What, you’re talking about the mafia stuff? Because let me tell you, my nonno did some things in his day that would make the vitalis look like choir boys. And he still gets to have his portrait on the wall. Besides, that’s in the past. I mean, you fought to overcome all that. You should be proud of everything you’ve accomplished.

Ava: Wow, you– you really are sweet. But you’re giving me too much credit. And aside from me not being that lovely person that you think that I am, I’m losing my mind, and you should not have to deal with that.

Johnny: You’re not losing your mind, ava.

Ava: Then how would you explain what I saw or what I thought that I saw?

Johnny: You can’T. I can’T. Okay, but if you just stay, we can figure it out together like I said, just– just please don’t go.

[Dramatic music]

Rolf: I just got a text from mr. Shin.

Kristen: What did we want?

Rolf: Apparently, ava vitali thinks she saw jake on the dimera property again.

Kristen: Meaning she saw stefan again.

Rolf: Sounds like your brother went back home instead of seeking out ms. Lane.

Kristen: Which means he went to track down his wife. Damn it, rolf! You didn’t wipe out his love for gabi after all.

Ej: And then he accused me of gaslighting ava, which of course I denied, but he refused to listen, the little swine.

Tony: Well, that’s a lovely way to refer to your son.

Ej: Should I think warmly of him when all he does is insult me? When he feels no loyalty to me whatsoever?

Gabi: Okay, look, outrage aside, johnny has reasons to be suspicious. I mean, you would do anything to get your hands on ava’s shares.

Ej: Like I told my son repeatedly, I am in no way responsible for ava’s decline. And rest assured, I’m going to let your father know about this latest incident, just in case you two were trying to cover up for ava again.

Gabi: You know, you really are a creep.

Anna: Enough! Guys, we’re supposed to be here to pay our respects to jake, and can we just table the usual snarkiness for just a bit?

Tony: Yeah, anna’s right. Shall we begin with the memorial?

Anna: I suppose we might as well. The less time we spend in this place, the better.

Tony: So we are here today to celebrate the life of our dearly departed brother, jake, who’s joined his twin, stefan, in the great beyond.

[Soft dramatic music]

Stefan: Anyone here?

[Sighs] Guess not.

Stefan: Good to see you again, father.

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

Kristen: Stefan was supposed to fall in love with that stupid slut chloe and drive a wedge between her and brady! Rolf, my whole plan is going up in smoke! And it’s because of your incompetence!

Rolf: What? How is this my fault? I told you he wasn’t ready!

Kristen: Well, then perhaps you should’ve been a little more forceful with your concerns! Your timidity, along with your failure, has ruined everything! And not just my plans, rolf, you screwed things up for li as well. Oh, I’m warning you. I am warning you, rolf. If stefan shows up to reclaim gabi, li shin is going to make you pay for your unforgivable blunders with your life!

Anna: That was a lovely tribute, darling.

Tony: Oh, thank you, sweetheart. Although, I found it hard to come up with some cherished memories of a brother I hardly knew. But I did my best. Oh, by the way, did anybody invite kristen?

Anna: Well, i certainly didn’T.

Ej: Don’t look at me. This whole memorial was all johnny’s idea. And he and jake’s grieving widow didn’t even have the courtesy to attend themselves.

Anna: Well, I’m sure that ava is grieving in her own way.

Tony: Yeah, well, now that this is all done, shall we get back to the house and have some cocktails and hors d’oeuvres?

[Soft dramatic music]

Ej: Oh, don’t let us keep you though if there’s someplace else you’d rather be.

Li: Thanks, tony. Drinks and a little something to eat sounds lovely. We’ll catch up.

Tony: Okay, we’ll see you there.

Li: Are you all right?

Gabi: Yeah, I’d just like a moment alone with stefan if that’s okay with you. I just, um– I’d like to share our news with him and sort of ask for his blessing.

Li: Of course.

Gabi: I won’t be long.

Johnny: Please, ava, don’t go.

Ava: I have to, johnny. Nobody wants me here.

Johnny: Look, I do. This house? It’s a lot more bearable with you in it.

Ava: Why are you being so nice to me?

Johnny: Because… I like having you around. And I care about you, ava, a lot.

Ej: I’m going to look for johnny.

Anna: Well, maybe you should wait just a minute. Give him a little more time. Besides, you don’t want to miss the champagne toast to celebrate gabi and li’s engagement.

Ej: They’re engaged?

Anna: Yes, apparently. Just today, and she’s gotten quite the big rock from him.

Ej: And why the hell would I toast to that? Those two are merely trying to cement their positions at our family company, consolidate their power.

Tony: I had the same thought.

Anna: Oh, you two are such cynics. Come on, tony. Help me pick out a bottle of champagne. Oh, ugh. Who put that empty glass there? That could leave a water mark.

Tony: Oh, darling, don’t worry about that. Harold will take care of it.

Gabi: I never imagined I’d be telling you about my feelings for another man, and I hope you understand that as wonderful as what we had was, I needed–I needed to make a new life for myself. But, you know, even though li and I are engaged, you are the love of my life and always will be. But I have to let you go. Goodbye, stefan.

[Dramatic music]

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