Star Trek: Picard Episode Guide

Picard Episodes


"Star Trek: Picard" cast


Episode 101: “Remembrance” (1/23/20)

At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj (Isa Briones), in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past. Teleplay by Akiva Goldsman and James Duff Story by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon & Kirsten Beyer & Alex Kurtzman and James Duff. Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper

Episode 102: “Maps and Legends” (1/30/20)

Picard begins investigating the mystery of Dahj as well as what her very existence means to the Federation. Without Starfleet’s support, Picard is left leaning on others for help, including Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Pill) and an estranged former colleague, Raffi Musiker (Michelle Hurd). Meanwhile, hidden enemies are also interested in where Picard’s search for the truth about Dahj will lead. Written by Michael Chabon & Akiva Goldsman Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper

Episode 103: “The End Is The Beginning” (2/6/20)

Completely unaware of her special nature, Soji continues her work and captures the attention of the Borg cube research project’s executive director. After rehashing past events with a reluctant Raffi, Picard seeks others willing to join his search for Bruce Maddox, including pilot and former Starfleet officer Cristóbal Rios (Santiago Cabrera). Written by Michael Chabon & James Duff Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper

Episode 104: “Absolute Candor” (2/13/20)

The crew’s journey to Freecloud takes a detour when Picard orders a stop at the planet Vashti, where Picard and Raffi relocated Romulan refugees 14 years earlier. Upon arrival, Picard reunites with Elnor (Evan Evagora), a young Romulan he befriended during the relocation. Meanwhile, Narek continues his attempts to learn more about Soji while Narissa’s impatience with his lack of progress grows. Written by Michael Chabon Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Episode 105: “Stardust City Rag” (2/20/20)

The La Sirena crew begin an unpredictable and lively expedition on Freecloud to search for Bruce Maddox. When they learn Maddox has found himself in a precarious situation, a familiar face offers her assistance. Written by Kirsten Beyer Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Episode 106: “The Impossible Box” (2/27/20)

Picard and the crew track Soji to the Borg cube in Romulan space, resurfacing haunting memories for Picard. Meanwhile, Narek believes he finally found a way to safely exploit Soji for information. Written by Nick Zayas Directed by Maja Vrvilo

Episode 107: “Nepenthe” (3/5/20)

Picard and Soji transport to the planet Nepenthe, home to some old and trusted friends. As the rest of the La Sirena crew attempt to join them, Picard helps Soji make sense of her recently unlocked memories. Meanwhile, Hugh and Elnor are left on the Borg cube and must face an angered Narissa. Written by Samantha Humphrey and Michael Chabon Directed by Doug Aarniokoski

Episode 108: “Broken Pieces” (3/12/20)

When devastating truths behind the Mars attack are revealed, Picard realizes just how far many will go to preserve secrets stretching back generations, all while the La Sirena crew grapples with secrets and revelations of their own. Narissa directs her guards to capture Elnor, setting off an unexpected chain of events on the Borg cube. Written by Michael Chabon Directed by Maja Vrvilo

Episode 109: “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1” (3/19/20)

Following an unconventional and dangerous transit, Picard and the crew finally arrive at Soji’s home world, Coppelius. However, with Romulan warbirds on their tail, their arrival brings only greater danger as the crew discovers more than expected about the planet’s inhabitants. Teleplay by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman Story by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman & Akiva Goldsman Directed by Akiva Goldsman

Episode 110: “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2” (3/26/20)

A final confrontation on the synthetics’ homeworld, Coppelius, pits Picard and his team against the Romulans, as well as the synths who seek to safeguard their existence at all costs. Teleplay by Michael Chabon Story by Michael Chabon & Akiva Goldsman Directed by Akiva Goldsman


Episode 201: “The Star Gazer” (Thursday, March 3rd)

Season premiere. Starfleet must once again call on legendary Jean-Luc Picard after members of his former crew – Cristóbal Rios, Seven of Nine, Raffi Musiker, and Dr. Agnes Jurati – discover an anomaly in space that threatens the galaxy. Written By: Akiva Goldsman & Terry Matalas Directed By: Doug Aarniokoski


Episode 202: “Penance” (Thursday, March 10th)

Picard finds himself transported to an alternate timeline in the year 2400 where his longtime nemesis, Q, has orchestrated one final “trial.” Picard searches for his trusted crew as he attempts to find the cause of this dystopian future. Teleplay By: Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas & Christopher MonfetteStory By: Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas & Christopher Monfette Directed By: Doug Aarniokoski

Episode 203: “Assimilation” (Thursday, March 17th)

Picard and the crew travel back to 2024 Los Angeles in search of the “Watcher,” who can help them identify the point at which time diverged. Seven, Raffi and Rios venture out into an unfamiliar world 400 years in their past, while Picard and Jurati attempt to gather information from an unlikely, and dangerous, ally. Written By: Kiley Rossetter & Christopher Monfette Directed By: Lea Thompson

Episode 204: “Watcher” (Thursday, March 24th)

With time running out to save the future, Picard takes matters into his own hands and seeks out an old friend for help. Meanwhile, Rios ends up on the wrong side of the law and Jurati makes a deal with the Borg Queen. Teleplay By: Juliana James & Jane Maggs Story By: Travis Fickett & Juliana James Directed By: Lea Thompson

Episode 205: “Fly Me to the Moon” (Thursday, March 31st)

Picard discovers an important person from his past may be integral to the divergence in the timeline. Q continues his manipulation of the timeline, taking an interest in Dr. Adam Soong. Seven and Raffi attempt a daring rescue of Rios, while Jurati faces the consequences of her deal with the Borg Queen. Written By: Cindy Appel Directed By: Jonathan Frakes

Episode 206: “Two of One” (Thursday, April 7th)

With the help of Tallinn, Picard and the crew infiltrate a gala on the eve of a joint space mission, to protect one of the astronauts they believe to be integral to the restoration of the timeline – Renee Picard. Kore makes a startling discovery about her father’s work. Written By: Cindy Appel & Jane Maggs Directed By: Jonathan Frakes

Episode 207: “Monsters” (Thursday, April 14th)

Tallinn ventures inside Picard’s subconscious mind to help wake him from a coma and face both his darkest secrets and deepest fears. Seven and Raffi go in search of Jurati whom they fear has succumbed to the monster inside. Rios struggles to hide the truth of who he really is from Teresa. Written By: Jane Maggs Directed By: Joe Menendez

Episode 208: “Mercy” (Thursday, April 21st)

With time running out before the launch of the Europa Mission, Picard and Guinan must free themselves from FBI custody. Seven and Raffi come face-to-face with Jurati and the horror of what she’s become. Written By: Cindy Appel & Kirsten Beyer Directed By: Joe Menendez

Episode 209: “Hide and Seek” (Thursday, April 28th)

Picard and his crew fight for their lives as they come under attack from a new incarnation of an old enemy. But to survive, Picard must first face the ghosts of his past. Seven and Raffi have a final showdown with Jurati.

Episode 210: “Farewell” (Thursday, May 5th)

In the season two finale, with just hours until the Europa Launch, Picard and the crew find themselves in a race against time to save the future. Written By: Christopher Monfette & Akiva Goldsman Directed By: Michael Weaver


301 – THE NEXT GENERATION (Thursday, February 16, 2023)

After receiving a cryptic, urgent distress call from Dr. Beverly Crusher, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard enlists help from generations old and new to embark on one final adventure: a daring mission that will change Starfleet, and his old crew forever.  Directed by: Doug Aarniokoski Written by: Terry Matalas

302 – DISENGAGE (Thursday, February 23, 2023)

Aided by Seven of Nine and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan, Picard makes a shocking discovery that will alter his life forever – and puts him on a collision course with the most cunning enemy he’s ever encountered. Meanwhile, Raffi races to track a catastrophic weapon – and collides with a familiar ally. Directed by: Doug Aarniokoski Written by: Christopher Monfette & Sean Tretta

303 – SEVENTEEN SECONDS (Thursday, March 2, 2023)

Picard grapples with an explosive, life-altering revelation, while the Titan and her crew try to outmaneuver a relentless Vadic in a lethal game of nautical cat and mouse. Meanwhile, Raffi and Worf uncover a nefarious plot from a vengeful enemy Starfleet has long since forgotten. Directed by: Jonathan Frakes Written by: Jane Maggs & Cindy Appel

304 – NO WIN SCENARIO (Thursday, March 9, 2023)

With time running out, Picard, Riker and crew must confront the sins of their past and heal fresh wounds, while the Titan, dead in the water, drifts helplessly toward certain destruction within a mysterious space anomaly. Directed by: Jonathan Frakes Written by: Terry Matalas & Sean Tretta

305 – IMPOSTERS (Thursday, March 16, 2023)

Caught by Starfleet and facing court martial, paranoia grows as Picard struggles to uncover whether a prodigal crewman from his past has returned as an ally – or an enemy hellbent on destroying them all. Directed by: Dan Liu Written by: Cindy Appel & Chris Derrick

306 – THE BOUNTY (Thursday, March 23, 2023)

Now on the run, Picard and the skeleton crew of the U.S.S. Titan must break into Starfleet’s most top-secret facility to expose a plot that could destroy the Federation. Picard must turn to the only soul in the galaxy who can help – an old friend. Directed by: Dan Liu Written by: Christopher Monfette

307 – DOMINION (Thursday, March 30, 2023)

Crippled, cornered, and out of options, Picard stages a gambit to trap Vadic and reveal her true motive – a gamble that puts the Titan in the crosshairs and forces Picard and Beverly to question every moral code they’ve ever held.   Directed by: Deborah Kampmeier Written by: Jane Maggs

308 – SURRENDER (Thursday, April 6, 2023)

Vadic forces Picard to make an impossible choice: deliver what he can never give… or watch his crew perish. Their only salvation lies in the mind of an old friend and old foe. Directed by: Deborah Kampmeier Written by: Matt Okumura

309 – VOX (Thursday, April 13, 2023)

A devastating revelation about Jack alters the course of Picard’s life forever – and uncovers a truth that threatens every soul in the Federation. The final battle begins as Picard and his crew race to save the galaxy from annihilation – but not without a gut-wrenching cost. Directed by: Terry Matalas Written by: Sean Tretta & Kiley Rossetter

310 – THE LAST GENERATION (Thursday, April 20, 2023)

In a desperate last stand, Jean-Luc Picard and generations of crews both old and new fight together to save the galaxy from the greatest threat they’ve ever faced as the saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to a thrilling, epic conclusion. Directed & Written by: Terry Matalas


Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher, Patrick Stewart as Picard and Ed Speleers as Jack Crusher in Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+. Photo Cr: Sarah Coulter/Paramount+. © 2023 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Episode Guide Descriptions from Paramount+ Press Site

Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Guide

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page

Star Trek: Discovery Episode Guide

Star Trek Disco Episodes


"Star Trek: Discovery" cast


Episode 101: “The Vulcan Hello” (9/24/17)

Series premiere. While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) to her greatest test yet. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh and Doug Jones.

Episode 102: “Battle at the Binary Stars” (9/24/17)

Face to face with Klingon vessels, the U.S.S. Shenzhou prepares for the possibility of war if negotiations fail. Amidst the turmoil, Burnham looks back to her Vulcan upbringing for guidance. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh and Doug Jones.

Episode 103: “Context Is For Kings” (10/1/17)

Burnham finds herself aboard the U.S.S. Discovery where she quickly realizes things are not as they seem, including the mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs). Starring Sonequa Martin-Green and Jason Isaacs.

Episode 104: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” (10/8/17)

With tensions and stakes high as Starfleet continues in their efforts to end the war with Klingons, Burnham begins to settle in to her new position aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Mary Wiseman.

Episode 105: “Choose Your Pain” (10/15/17)

While on a mission, Lorca unexpectedly finds himself in the company of prisoner of war, Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) and notorious intergalactic criminal, Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson). Burnham voices her concerns about the repercussions of the spore drive jumps on “Ripper”. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Shazad Latif. Guest starring Rainn Wilson.

Episode 106: “Lethe” (10/22/17)

The U.S.S. Discovery crew is intrigued by new addition, Lt. Ash Tyler. Sarek seeks Burnham’s help, rekindling memories from her past. Admiral Cornwell questions Lorca’s tactics. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Shazad Latif.

Episode 107: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” (10/29/17)

As the U.S.S. Discovery crew attempts to let loose at a party, an unwelcome visitor comes aboard bringing about a problematic and twisted sequence of events. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Shazad Latif.

Episode 108: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (11/5/17)

The U.S.S. Discovery is tasked with a high-priority mission to planet Pahvo and learn the science behind the Klingon’s cloaking technology. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Shazad Latif.

Episode 109: “Into The Forest I Go” (11/12/17)

Bypassing Starfleet’s orders, Lorca uses the U.S.S. Discovery crew’s ultimate asset, the ship itself, in an effort to end the war with the Klingons once and for all in the Chapter 1 Fall Finale. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman and Shazad Latif.

Episode 110: “Despite Yourself” (1/8/18)

While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.

Episode 111: “The Wolf Inside” (1/14/18)

As the crew continues their guise, Burnham undergoes a merciless mission in hopes of helping the U.S.S. Discovery return home. Tilly works on restoring Stamets’ neurofunction.

Episode 112: “Vaulting Ambition” (1/21/18)

Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special “gift” for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L’Rell’s help.

Episode 113: “What’s Past Is Prologue” (1/28/18)

Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U.S.S. Discovery.

Episode 114: “The War Without, the War Within” (2/4/18)

Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.

Episode 115: “Will You Take My Hand?” (2/11/18)

Season one finale. With Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the U.S.S. Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.


Episode 201: “Brother” (1/17/19)

Season premiere. After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, the U.S.S. Discovery welcomes aboard Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and begins a new mission to investigate the meaning behind seven mysterious red signals. Michael Burnham grapples with her past growing up on Vulcan with her foster parents and brother Spock.

Episode 202: “New Eden” (1/24/19)

A new signal appears, prompting Stamets’ emotional return to the mycelial network and leading Burnham, Pike and Owosekun to a pre-warp planet, where they face a complex ethical dilemma. Tilly’s over-eagerness lands her in trouble but when the planet – and Discovery’s landing party – are threatened, her curiosity may be the one thing that can save them.

Episode 203: “Point of Light”(1/31/19)

A surprise visitor to the U.S.S. Discovery brings shocking news about Spock and dredges up past regrets for Burnham. Following the asteroid incident, Tilly struggles to keep a grip on her reality. L’Rell’s authority on Qo’noS is threatened.

Episode 204: “An Obol For Charon” (2/7/19)

A mysterious sphere threatens the U.S.S. Discovery even as May, in her original form, implements a plan that puts Tilly’s life in danger. Saru and Burnham’s bond grows when Saru is forced to acknowledge a deeply unsettling Kelpien truth. Pike receives new intel on Spock from a loyal friend.

Episode 205: “Saints of Imperfection” (2/14/19)

Burnham and the crew navigate a dangerous alien landscape in a race against time to save Tilly’s life, but Stamets is not at all prepared for what they find in the process. Section 31 is assigned to help track down Spock, much to Pike’s dismay.

Episode 206: “The Sound of Thunder” (2/21/19)

When a new signal appears over Saru’s home planet, Burnham, Saru and the crew embark on a perilous mission that puts Saru in danger and raises questions about the Red Angel’s intentions. Hugh struggles to come to terms with his new reality.

Episode 207: “Light and Shadows” (2/28/19)

Burnham goes to Vulcan in search of Spock, where she unearths surprising family secrets. In researching what is left of the Red Angel’s signal over Kaminar, Pike and Tyler end up in battle with time itself. Georgiou has a few tricks up her sleeve for Leland and Section 31.

Episode 208: “If Memory Serves” (3/7/19)

Spock and Burnham head to Talos IV, where the process of healing Spock forces the siblings to confront their troubled past. Stamets desperately tries to reconnect with an increasingly disconnected Hugh, while Tyler struggles to shed the crew’s suspicions of him due to his past as Voq.

Episode 209: “Project Daedalus”(3/14/19)

When the Discovery crew infiltrates Section 31’s headquarters, suspicions arise that the crew may have a traitor in their midst. Burnham tries to help Spock but her efforts don’t go as planned.

Episode 210 “The Red Angel” (3/21/19)

Burnham is stunned when she learns her ties to Section 31 run deeper than she ever fathomed. Armed with the identity of the Red Angel, the U.S.S. Discovery goes to work on its most critical mission to date.

Episode 211: “Perpetual Infinity” (3/28/19)

Burnham receives the reunion she’s been longing for, but it doesn’t go quite as she imagined. Georgiou and Tyler sense a disturbing change in Leland.

Episode 212: “Through the Valley of Shadows” (4/4/19)

A fourth signal leads the U.S.S. Discovery to an insular world, where Pike is forced to make a life-changing choice. Burnham and Spock investigate a Section 31 ship gone rogue, leading to a discovery with catastrophic consequences.

Episode 213: “Such Sweet Sorrow” (4/11/19)

When the U.S.S. Discovery’s crucial mission does not go according to plan, Burnham realizes what must ultimately be done. The crew prepares for the battle of a lifetime as Leland’s Control ships get closer.

Episode 214: “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” (4/18/19)

Season two finale. The U.S.S. Discovery battles against Control in a fight not only for their lives but for the future, with a little help from some unexpected friends. Spock and Burnham discern vital new connections between the red signals while Burnham faces one of life’s harshest truths: the right decisions are often the hardest to make.



Episode 301: “That Hope is You, Part 1” (on Thursday, October 15th)

Arriving 930 years in the future, Burnham navigates a galaxy she no longer recognizes while searching for the rest of the U.S.S. Discovery crew. Written by: Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Episode 302: “Far From Home” (on Thursday, October 22nd)

After the U.S.S. Discovery crash-lands on a strange planet, the crew finds themselves racing against time to repair their ship. Meanwhile, Saru and Tilly embark on a perilous first-contact mission in hopes of finding Burnham. Written by: Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Episode 303: “People of Earth” (on Thursday, October 29th)

Finally reunited, Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery crew journey to Earth, eager to learn what happened to the Federation in their absence. Written by: Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Episode 304: “Forget Me Not” (on Thursday, November 5th)

Burnham and Adira visit the Trill homeworld in hopes of unlocking the secrets trapped within Adira’s mind. Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Saru’s efforts to help the crew reconnect with one another take a surprising turn. Written by: Alan McElroy & Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville Directed by: Hanelle M. Culpepper

Episode 305: “Die Trying” (on Thursday, November 12th)

After reuniting with what remains of Starfleet and the Federation, the U.S.S. Discovery and its crew must prove that a 930 year old crew and starship are exactly what this new future needs. Teleplay by: Sean Cochran Story by: James Duff & Sean Cochran Directed by: Maja Vrvilo

Episode 306: “Scavengers” (on Thursday, November 19th)

After receiving a message from Book, Burnham and Georgiou embark on a rogue mission to find him, leaving Saru to pick up the pieces with Admiral Vance. Meanwhile, Stamets forms an unexpected bond with Adira. Written by: Anne Cofell Saunders Directed by: Doug Aarniokoski

Episode 307: “Unification III” (on Thursday, November 26th)

While grappling with the fallout of her recent actions, and what her future might hold, Burnham agrees to represent the Federation in an intense debate about the release of politically sensitive – but highly valuable – Burn data. Written by: Kirsten Beyer Directed by: Jon Dudkowski

Episode 308: “The Sanctuary” (on December 3rd)

Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery crew travel to Book’s home planet to help rescue it from Osyraa, the formidable leader of the Emerald Chain. Meanwhile, Stamets and Adira continue their search for valuable information on the origin of the Burn. Written by: Kenneth Lin & Brandon Schultz Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Episode 309: “Terra Firma, Part 1” (on Thursday, December 10th)

The U.S.S. Discovery crew journey to a mysterious planet in hopes of finding a cure for Georgiou’s deteriorating condition. Stamets and Adira make a stunning breakthrough with the newly acquired Burn data. Teleplay by: Alan McElroy Story by: Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt & Alan McElroy Directed by: Omar Madha


Episode 401: “Kobayashi Maru” (Thursday, November 18th)

After months spent reconnecting the Federation with distant worlds, Captain Michael Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery are sent to assist a damaged space station – a seemingly routine mission that reveals the existence of a terrifying new threat. Written by: Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Episode 402: “Anomaly” (Thursday, November 25th)

Saru returns to help the U.S.S. Discovery uncover the mystery of an unusually destructive new force. As Burnham leads the crew, she must also find a way to help Book cope with an unimaginable loss. Written by: Anne Cofell Saunders & Glenise Mullins Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Episode 403: “Choose to Live” (Thursday, December 2nd)

Burnham and Tilly hunt the killer of a Starfleet officer as Stamets and the science team race against the clock to prevent the anomaly from killing anyone else. Written by: Terri Hughes Burton Directed by: Christopher J. Byrne

Episode 404: “All Is Possible” (Thursday, December 9th)

Tilly and Adira lead a team of Starfleet Academy cadets on a training mission that takes a dangerous turn. Meanwhile, Burnham is pulled into tense negotiations on Ni’Var. Written by: Alan McElroy & Eric J. Robbins Directed by: John Ottman

Episode 405: “The Examples” (Thursday, December 16th)

Burnham and Book race to evacuate a group of stranded colonists in the anomaly’s path as one of the Federation’s brightest scientists comes aboard the U.S.S. Discovery to do high-stakes research with Saru and Stamets. Written by Kyle Jarrow Directed by Lee Rose

Episode 406: “Stormy Weather” (Thursday, December 23rd)

Seeking answers, the U.S.S. Discovery ventures into a subspace rift created by the Dark Matter Anomaly. Meanwhile, Book faces a strange visitor from his past. Written by: Anne Cofell Saunders & Brandon Schultz Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

Episode 407: “…But to Connect” (Thursday, December 30th)

Tensions rise as representatives from across the galaxy gather to confront the threat of the Dark Matter Anomaly. Zora’s new sentience raises difficult questions. Written by: Terri Hughes Burton & Carlos Cisco Directed by: Lee Rose

Episode 408: “All In” (Thursday, February 10th)

Following a hunch, Captain Burnham tracks Book to an old haunt from their courier days and gets drawn into a high-stakes competition for a powerful weapon. Written by: Sean Cochran Directed by: Christopher J. Byrne & Jen McGowan

Episode 409: “Rubicon” (Thursday, February 17th)

Captain Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery race to stop Book and Ruon Tarka from launching a rogue plan that could inadvertently endanger the galaxy. Written by: Alan McElroy Directed by: Andi Armaganian

Episode 410: “The Galactic Barrier” (Thursday, February 24th)

Captain Burnham and her crew must go where few have gone before: beyond the Galactic Barrier. Meanwhile, Book learns the truth of what drives Ruon Tarka. Written by: Anne Cofell Saunders Directed by: Deborah Kampmeier

Episode 411: “Rosetta” (Thursday, March 3rd)

While Captain Burnham leads an away mission to a planet that was once home to the aliens responsible for the DMA, Book and Tarka secretly infiltrate the U.S.S. Discovery. Written by: Terri Hughes Burton Directed by: Jeff Byrd

Episode 412: “Species Ten-C” (Thursday, March 10th)

As the DMA approaches Earth and Ni’Var, Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery attempt to make First Contact with the powerful species responsible before it’s too late. Written by: Kyle Jarrow Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Episode 413: “Coming Home” (Thursday, March 17th)

In the season four finale, the DMA approaches Earth and Ni’Var. With evacuations underway, Burnham and the team aboard the U.S.S. Discovery must find a way to communicate and connect with a species far different from their own before time runs out.  Written by: Michelle Paradise Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi


Wilson Cruz as Culber and Anthony Rapp as Stamets of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Brendan Meadows/Paramount+ ©2021 ViacomCBS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Episode Guide Descriptions from Paramount+ Press Site

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page

Star Trek: Voyager Episode List

Voyager Episodes


Star Trek: Voyager cast

“Star Trek: Voyager” Episode Titles

First SeasonSecond SeasonThird SeasonFourth SeasonFifth SeasonSixth SeasonSeventh Season

First Season Winter 1995

  • 1- 1 101 15 Jan 95 Caretaker (1)
  • 1- 2 102 15 Jan 95 Caretaker (2)
  • 1- 3 103 23 Jan 95 Parallax
  • 1- 4 104 30 Jan 95 Time and Again
  • 1- 5 105 6 Feb 95 Phage
  • 1- 6 106 13 Feb 95 The Cloud
  • 1- 7 107 20 Feb 95 Eye of the Needle
  • 1- 8 108 27 Feb 95 Ex Post Facto
  • 1- 9 109 13 Mar 95 Emanations
  • 1-10 110 20 Mar 95 Prime Factors
  • 1-11 111 10 Apr 95 State of Flux
  • 1-12 112 24 Apr 95 Heroes and Demons
  • 1-13 113 1 May 95 Cathexis
  • 1-14 114 8 May 95 Faces
  • 1-15 115 15 May 95 Jetrel
  • 1-16 116 22 May 95 Learning Curve

Back to top

Second Season Fall 1995

  • 2- 1 120 28 Aug 95 The 37’s
  • 2- 2 121 4 Sep 95 Initiations
  • 2- 3 117 11 Sep 95 Projections
  • 2- 4 118 18 Sep 95 Elogium
  • 2- 5 122 25 Sep 95 Non Sequitur
  • 2- 6 119 2 Oct 95 Twisted
  • 2- 7 123 9 Oct 95 Parturition
  • 2- 8 124 30 Oct 95 Persistance of Vision
  • 2- 9 125 6 Nov 95 Tattoo
  • 2-10 126 13 Nov 95 Cold Fire
  • 2-11 127 20 Nov 95 Maneuvers
  • 2-12 128 27 Nov 95 Resistance
  • 2-13 129 15 Jan 96 Prototype
  • 2-14 131 22 Jan 96 Alliances
  • 2-15 132 29 Jan 96 Threshold
  • 2-16 133 5 Feb 96 Meld
  • 2-17 134 12 Feb 96 Dreadnought
  • 2-18 130 19 Feb 96 Deathwish
  • 2-19 136 26 Feb 96 Lifesigns
  • 2-20 135 13 Mar 96 Investigations
  • 2-21 137 18 Mar 96 Deadlock
  • 2-22 138 8 Apr 96 Innocence
  • 2-23 139 29 Apr 96 The Thaw
  • 2-24 140 6 May 96 Tuvix (a.k.a. Symbiogenesis)
  • 2-25 141 13 May 96 Resolutions
  • 2-26 142 20 May 96 Basics (1)

Back to top

Third Season 1996

  • 3- 1 146 4 Sep 96 Basics (2)
  • 3- 2 145 11 Sep 96 Flashback
  • 3- 3 147 18 Sep 96 The Chute
  • 3- 4 149 25 Sep 96 The Swarm
  • 3- 5 144 2 Oct 96 False Profits
  • 3- 6 148 9 Oct 96 Remember
  • 3- 7 143 30 Oct 96 Sacred Ground
  • 3- 8 150 6 Nov 96 Future’s End (1)
  • 3- 9 151 13 Nov 96 Future’s End (2)
  • 3-10 152 20 Nov 96 Warlord
  • 3-11 153 27 Nov 96 The Q and the Grey
  • 3-12 145 11 Dec 96 Macrocosm
  • 3-13 156 8 Jan 97 Fair Trade
  • 3-14 155 15 Jan 97 Alter Ego
  • 3-15 158 29 Jan 97 Coda
  • 3-16 157 5 Feb 97 Blood Fever
  • 3-17 159 12 Feb 97 Unity
  • 3-18 161 19 Feb 97 The Darkling
  • 3-19 160 26 Feb 97 Rise
  • 3-20 162 19 Mar 97 Favorite Son
  • 3-21 163 9 Apr 97 Before and After
  • 3-22 164 23 Apr 97 Real Life
  • 3-23 165 30 Apr 97 Distant Origin
  • 3-24 167 7 May 97 Worst Case Scenario
  • 3-25 166 14 May 97 Displaced
  • 3-26 168 21 May 97 Scorpion (1)

Back to top


Fourth Season 1997

  • 4- 1 169 3 Sep 97 Scorpion (2)
  • 4- 2 170 10 Sep 97 The Gift
  • 4- 3 172 17 Sep 97 Day of Honour
  • 4- 4 171 24 Sep 97 Nemesis
  • 4- 5 173 1 Oct 97 Revulsion
  • 4- 6 174 8 Oct 97 The Raven
  • 4- 7 157 29 Oct 97 Scientific Method
  • 4- 8 176 5 Nov 97 Year of Hell (1)
  • 4- 9 177 12 Nov 97 Year of Hell (2)
  • 4-10 178 19 Nov 97 Random Thoughts
  • 4-11 197 26 Nov 97 Concerning Flight
  • 4-12 180 17 Dec 97 Mortal Coil
  • 4-13 182 14 Jan 98 Waking Moments
  • 4-14 181 21 Jan 98 Message in a Bottle
  • 4-15 183 11 Feb 98 Hunters
  • 4-16 184 18 Feb 98 Prey
  • 4-17 185 25 Feb 98 Retrospect
  • 4-18 186 4 Mar 98 The Killing Game (1)
  • 4-19 187 4 Mar 98 The Killing Game (2)
  • 4-20 188 8 Apr 98 Vis a Vis
  • 4-21 189 15 Apr 98 The Omega Directive
  • 4-22 190 22 Apr 98 Unforgettable
  • 4-23 191 29 Apr 98 Living Witness
  • 4-24 192 6 May 98 Demon
  • 4-25 193 13 May 98 One
  • 4-26 194 20 May 98 Hope and Fear

Back to top

Fifth Season 1998

  • 5- 1 195 14 Oct 98 Night
  • 5- 2 196 21 Oct 98 Drone
  • 5- 3 197 28 Oct 98 Extreme Risk
  • 5- 4 198 4 Nov 98 In the Flesh
  • 5- 5 199 11 Nov 98 Once Upon A Time
  • 5- 6 201 18 Nov 98 Timeless
  • 5- 7 203 25 Nov 98 Infinite Regress
  • 5- 8 200 2 Dec 98 Nothing Human
  • 5- 9 202 9 Dec 98 Thirty Days
  • 5-10 204 16 Dec 98 Counterpoint
  • 5-11 206 20 Jan 99 Latent Image
  • 5-12 207 27 Jan 99 Bride of Chaotica
  • 5-13 205 3 Feb 99 Gravity
  • 5-14 209 10 Feb 99 Bliss
  • 5-15 211 17 Feb 99 Dark Frontier (1)
  • 5-16 212 17 Feb 99 Dark Frontier (2)
  • 5-17 210 24 Feb 99 The Disease
  • 5-18 213 3 Mar 99 Course: Oblivion
  • 5-19 208 24 Mar 99 The Fight
  • 5-20 214 31 Mar 99 Think Tank
  • 5-21 215 26 Apr 99 Juggernaut
  • 5-22 216 28 Apr 99 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 5-23 217 5 May 99 11:59
  • 5-24 218 12 May 99 Relativity
  • 5-25 219 19 May 99 Warhead
  • 5-26 220 26 May 99 Equinox (1)

Back to top

Sixth Season 1999

  • 6- 1 221 22 Sep 99 Equinox (2)
  • 6- 2 222 29 Sep 99 Survival Instinct
  • 6- 3 223 6 Oct 99 Barge of the Dead
  • 6- 4 224 13 Oct 99 Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy
  • 6- 5 226 20 Oct 99 Alice
  • 6- 6 227 3 Nov 99 Riddles
  • 6- 7 225 10 Nov 99 Dragon’s Teeth
  • 6- 8 228 17 Nov 99 One Small Step
  • 6- 9 229 24 Nov 99 The Voyager Conspiracy
  • 6-10 230 1 Dec 99 Pathfinder
  • 6-11 231 12 Jan 00 Fair Haven
  • 6-12 233 19 Jan 00 Blink of an Eye
  • 6-13 234 26 Jan 00 Virtuoso
  • 6-14 236 2 Feb 00 Memorial
  • 6-15 232 9 Feb 00 Tsunkatse
  • 6-16 235 16 Feb 00 Collective
  • 6-17 237 23 Feb 00 Spirit Folk
  • 6-18 238 1 Mar 00 Ashes to Ashes
  • 6-19 239 8 Mar 00 Child’s Play
  • 6-20 240 15 Mar 00 Good Shepherd
  • 6-21 242 19 Apr 00 Live Fast and Prosper
  • 6-22 244 26 Apr 00 Muse
  • 6-23 241 3 May 00 Fury
  • 6-24 243 10 May 00 Life Line
  • 6-25 245 17 May 00 The Haunting of Deck Twelve
  • 6-26 246 24 May 00 Unimatrix Zero

Back to top

Seventh Season 2000

  • 7- 1 247 4 Oct 00 Unimatrix Zero (2)
  • 7- 2 248 11 Oct 00 Imperfection
  • 7- 3 249 18 Oct 00 Drive
  • 7- 4 251 25 Oct 00 Repression
  • 7- 5 250 1 Nov 00 Critical Care
  • 7- 6 252 8 Nov 00 Inside Man
  • 7- 7 255 15 Nov 00 Body and Soul
  • 7- 8 256 22 Nov 00 Nightingale
  • 7- 9 253 29 Nov 00 Flesh and Blood (1)
  • 7-10 254 29 Nov 00 Flesh and Blood (2)
  • 7-11 257 17 Jan 01 Shattered
  • 7-12 258 24 Jan 01 Lineage
  • 7-13 259 31 Jan 01 Repentance
  • 7-14 260 7 Feb 01 Prophecy
  • 7-15 261 14 Feb 01 The Void
  • 7-16 262 21 Feb 01 Workforce (1)
  • 7-17 263 28 Feb 01 Workforce (2)
  • 7-18 264 21 Mar 01 Human Error
  • 7-19 265 11 Apr 01 Q2
  • 7-20 266 18 Apr 01 Author, Author
  • 7-21 267 25 Apr 01 Friendship One
  • 7-22 268 2 May 01 Natural Law
  • 7-23 269 9 May 01 Homestead (aka Destiny)
  • 7-24 270 16 May 01 Renaissance Man
  • 7-25 271 23 May 01 Endgame (1)
  • 7-26 272 23 May 01 Endgame (2)

Back to top


Chakotay and Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager"

Episode Titles from

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page

Star Trek: Enterprise Episode Guide

Enterprise Episodes


"Star Trek: Enterprise" cast

“Star Trek: Enterprise” Episode Titles

Set in the 22nd century, a hundred years before James T. Kirk helmed the famous starship of the same name, ENTERPRISE takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these pioneers will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations. (from the press release for the series)

First Season Second SeasonThird SeasonFourth Season

First Season

  • September 26, 2001: Broken Bow (Pilot): Scott Bakula stars in this Star Trek prequel set one century before the Capt. Kirk era, about 150 years from today. Enterprise follows the adventures of Earth’s first warp-driven starship, commanded by Bakula’s willful Capt. Jonathan Archer. Sharp dialogue and touches of sly continuity (Citizen Baines’ James Cromwell briefly reprises his Zephram Cochrane role from the film First Contact) spark the explosive premiere, as Archer volunteers to go where no human has gone before to return a Klingon to his home planet — over the objections of Earth’s Vulcan allies.
  • October 3, 2001: Fight or Flight: The crew is restless after two weeks without contact with sentient life, but an encounter with an alien vessel soon alleviates the boredom as the away team discovers the ship is littered with corpses.
  • October 10, 2001: Strange New World: The discovery of an Earthlike world proves irresistible to Trip, who persuades Archer to allow his survey team to camp on the planet’s surface — unaware of a gathering storm. After relocating into nearby caves, members of the crew become convinced they are being watched.
  • October 17, 2001: Unexpected: After discovering the presence of a damaged alien vessel, Archer dispatches Trip to its aid, but the engineer’s encounter with a Xyrillian female has an unexpected side effect.
  • October 24, 2001: Terra Nova: Archer’s determination to solve the mystery of Terra Nova, a legendary lost deep-space colony, leads to a tense encounter with a tribe of human-hating cave-dwellers.
  • October 31, 2001: The Andorian Incident: Archer’s curiosity about an ancient monastery unwittingly places his crew in the midst of a long-standing interstellar conflict between the Vulcans and their arch rivals, the Andorians.
  • November 7, 2001: Breaking the Ice: A Vulcan starship interferes with Archer’s probe of an oversize comet in a smartly-scripted episode that highlights T’Pol’s private turmoil. Early episodes have emphasized the tensions between humans and Vulcans, and no series character embodies that strife more than the icy T’Pol. Here, circumstances force a character thaw when Trip becomes privy to the content of coded — and personal — messages sent by T’Pol to the Vulcan vessel Ti’Mir. Ti’Mir’s captain (William Utay), meanwhile, is less than communicative with the suspicious Archer, who must swallow his pride when an emergency arises.
  • November 14, 2001: Civilization: Disguised as locals, Archer and his expedition explore a civilization bedeviled by a virulent ailment possibly linked to a covert — and anomalous — nuclear reactor. Determined to find the truth, the captain teams up with a local apothecary (Diane DiLascio), leading to a close encounter between the two.
  • November 21, 2001: Fortunate Son: Enterprise answers a distress signal from a damaged Earth freighter whose acting commander thirsts for revenge against the Nausicaan pirates who attacked his ship and wounded the captain. Directed by LeVar Burton (Star Trek: Next Generation).
  • November 28, 2001: Cold Front: Archer invites a group of alien stargazers to witness a stellar event aboard Enterprise, not realizing the Suliban agent Silik (John Fleck) is among the guests. Robert Duncan McNeill (Star Trek: Voyager) directed the episode.
  • January 16, 2002: Silent Enemy: The ship is attacked by an unidentified vessel. In other events, Archer wants to give Reed a personalized birthday present.
  • January 23, 2002: Dear Doctor: The fascination with human behavior and culture expressed by Dr. Phlox in his letter to a peer is contrasted by his dissenting view of the crew’s treatment of a dying alien race.
  • January 30, 2002: Sleeping Dogs: Archer dispatches a shuttle to the aid of a disabled Klingon vessel, whose leader orchestrates an ambush that leaves Reed, T’Pol and Hoshi stranded aboard the aliens’ unstable ship.
  • February 6, 2002: Shadows of P’Jem: T’Pol’s sudden transfer from the Enterprise startles Archer, who can’t tell if he is more upset with the order or by her indifferent attitude about the reassignment. The captain’s frustrations are soon multiplied when both he and T’Pol are taken captive by militant Andorians.
  • February 13, 2002: Shuttlepod One: Trip and Reed are dispatched on a shuttle mission to investigate an asteroid field and are cut off from Enterprise, thereby becoming convinced the starship has been destroyed and that their days are numbered. This episode was penned by series creators Brannon Braga and Rick Berman.
  • February 27, 2002: Fusion: A renegade Vulcan sect gets under T’Pol’s skin in this well-scripted episode. Like most Vulcans, T’Pol buries her feelings beneath layers of logic, but the same cannot be said of the Vahklas, a group that embraces emotion. When the Enterprise encounters a ship carrying the sect, the disciplined T’Pol is wary, but agrees to experiment with their alternative lifestyle under the tutelage of the Vahkla Tolaris (Enrique Murciano). Veteran Trekkers may appreciate this episode for its manifestation of the Vulcan mind meld — a form of intimate telepathy (“my thoughts to your thoughts”)— some 100 years before the era of Mr. Spock.
  • March 20, 2002: Rogue Planet: The crew explores a jungle planet that’s been turned into a hunting ground by a race of stalkers called the Eska. There, a shadowy woman makes contact with Archer.
  • March 27, 2002: Acquisition: The crew battles Ferengi thieves in a witty episode accented by snappy dialogue. Star Trek alumni Ethan Phillips (Voyager) and Jeffrey Combs (Deep Space Nine) play cousins who are among the pirates boarding the Enterprise. The greedy Ferengi — who take pride in their 173 bizarre “rules of acquisition” — search for gold after sedating the crew with gas. But Trip, who had been half-naked in a decontamination chamber, escapes the vapors. He plots with Archer to thwart the aliens, and awakens a puzzled T’Pol to ask for her help. “Just because a guy’s in his underwear,” Trip quips, “you think the worst.”
  • April 3, 2002: Oasis: After hearing of a supposedly haunted alien ship, Archer decides to cannibalize the ship’s husk to replenish Enterprise’s supplies and discovers the vessel is inhabited after all. Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) plays Ezrel.
  • April 24, 2002: Detained: Dean Stockwell appears in a well-written tale that reunites him with his former Quantum Leap costar Scott Bakula. The story opens with Archer and Mayweather in a Tandaran prison alongside members of the shapeshifting Suliban. Col. Grat (Stockwell), the commandant, explains that the Tandarans are at war with the Suliban and that Archer’s shuttle was impounded after it entered a restricted area. “You might think about putting up a `no trespassing’ sign,” quips Archer. But Archer’s not amused when a prisoner (Dennis Christopher) tells him the Suliban — women and children included — are being imprisoned solely because of their race.
  • May 1, 2002: Vox Solis: Following a series of misunderstandings that sent a group of visiting aliens off the Enterprise in a huff, an unidentifiable alien parasite boards the ship to feed off the crew’s bodies. It falls to insecure Hoshi to save her comrades by communicating with the creature. Roxann Dawson (Star Trek: Voyager) directed the episode.
  • May 8, 2002: Fallen Hero: The Enterprise is ordered to retrieve Vulcan ambassador V’Lar, who stands accused of criminal misconduct, from the planet Mazar. Although T’Pol claims that “Vulcans don’t have heroes,” it’s obvious that she admires the diplomat — and is shaken by the charges leveled against her. Meanwhile, Archer becomes suspicious when emissaries from Mazar request V’Lar’s return for “additional questioning.”
  • May 8, 2002: Desert Crossing: When Archer and Trip repair a vessel belonging to an alien leader (Clancy Brown) the Earthmen are repaid with an invitation to their new friend’s volatile world.
  • May 15, 2002: Two Days and Two Nights: T’Pol talks Archer into joining the shore-leave party on the planet Risa, where he encounters a troubled alien beauty (Dey Young); Hoshi learns a new language from a local man (Rudolf Martin); a pair of aliens take advantage of Trip and Reed; Dr. Phlox’s hibernation is disrupted by Mayweather’s injury. Directed by Michael Dorn (who played Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation).
  • May 22, 2002: Shockwave: Archer and his crew are implicated in the deaths of alien colonists in a well-crafted cliffhanger that concludes the series’ maiden season. While en route to a Paraagan colony, a shuttle carrying Archer, T’Pol and Trip is knocked out of the atmosphere by a sudden explosion that kills the 3600 settlers below. Convinced that the Enterprise was somehow to blame, Archer is consumed with guilt, and his feelings intensify when Starfleet recalls the ship to Earth. As the crew prepares for the worst, a surprise visitor offers Archer startling new evidence about the colony’s demise.

Back to top

Second Season

Season 2 begins with Captain Archer and Daniels stranded in the 31st Century. We soon learn about the first ever contact between Vulcans and Humans. Later, the Enterprise finds itself in a cloaked minefield, radiation threatens everyone on board, the Enterprise gets held captive and much more.

  • September 18, 2002: Shockwave, Part 2: The second year shifts into warp speed with a taut episode that picks up where last season left off — with the Enterprise surrounded by Suliban vessels and the sinister Silik insisting that Archer surrender to him. Archer, however, isn’t onboard. He’s stuck in the 31st century with time-traveler Daniels, who plucked him from the past to save the future. But Archer’s absence has caused a major ripple in time: The once vibrant city Daniels whisked him to is now decimated and deserted… and the Federation never existed. Meanwhile, back on the Enterprise, T’Pol allows the Suliban to board the ship.
  • September 25, 2002: Carbon Creek: T’Pol entertains Archer and Trip with the tale of a crash-landed Vulcan ship, whose stranded crew lived in disguise among the denizens of a Pennsylvania mining town circa 1957.
  • October 2, 2002: Minefield: Archer learns what makes Lt. Reed tick when the pair try to defuse a mine that has affixed itself to the Enterprise. Since dutiful Malcolm Reed isn’t the ship’s most gregarious officer, the outgoing Archer tries to break the ice with a casual breakfast. To Reed’s relief, the awkward get-together is interrupted by the discovery of an uncharted world. His relief is short-lived, however, when the Enterprise strikes a mine en route to the planet, setting off an explosion that damages the ship. When another mine latches onto the hull, Reed is sent into space to dislodge the warhead, only to suffer an injury that impels Archer to come to his aid.
  • October 9, 2002: Dead Stop: Following the ordeal in the minefield, the crew links up with an automated repair vessel that troubles Archer when its computer steals information from the Enterprise’s data banks.
  • October 16, 2002: A Night in Sickbay: Archer is fuming after the Kreetassans refuse to part with parts for Enterprise because of a diplomatic gaffe involving his dog, Porthos, which then falls ill with a mysterious disorder. But Dr. Phlox thinks there’s more to Archer’s rants than meets the ear.
  • October 23, 2002: Shockwave, Conclusion: In this taut episode, the Enterprise is surrounded by Suliban vessels and the sinister Silik is insistent that Archer surrender to him. Archer, however, isn’t onboard. He’s stuck in the 31st century with time-traveler Daniels, who plucked him from the past to save the future. But Archer’s absence has caused a major ripple in time: The once vibrant city Daniels whisked him to is now decimated and deserted…and the Federation never existed. Meanwhile, back on the Enterprise, T’Pol allows the Suliban to board the ship.
  • October 30, 2002: Maradeurs: Archer and Trip visit an alien colony seeking deuterium fuel, but their suspicions are aroused when the planet’s drillers prove reluctant to deal with them. Aboard Enterprise, Mayweather’s sensors detect an approaching Klingon vessel.
  • November 6, 2002: The Seventh: T’Pol and Archer team up to nab a corrupt Vulcan in a tautly scripted episode. T’Pol is troubled when she receives orders from the Vulcan High Command to locate a traitorous mole named Menos (Bruce Davison), who was planted on a rival planet 30 years earlier. Posing as a smuggler, Menos profited from the illegal-weapons trade he was sent to derail. While T’Pol has chased down such renegades before, a series of disturbing flashbacks prompts her to ask for the captain’s help with the mission, which was assigned to her without his approval. Putting aside his displeasure over the snub, Archer agrees to accompany her to the frozen moon where their quarry has been located.
  • November 13, 2002: The Communicator: Archer and Reed go undercover on a preatomic-era alien world to retrieve a communicator Reed left behind on a previous visit and they’re captured and held as spies.
  • November 20, 2002: Singularity: As the Enterprise nears a black hole, members of the crew are exposed to radiation, which causes them to become increasingly obsessed with mundane tasks. Trip, for example, can’t stop tinkering with the captain’s chair, while Phlox is fiercely determined to find the cause of Mayweather’s headache.
  • November 27, 2002: Vanishing Point: Hoshi is convinced her body’s molecules are destabilizing after enduring a traumatic trip through the Enterprise transporter to escape a sudden storm on a primitive planet.
  • December 4, 2002: Carbon Creek: T’Pol entertains Archer and Trip with the tale of a crash-landed Vulcan ship, whose stranded crew lived in disguise among the denizens of a Pennsylvania mining town circa 1957.
  • December 11, 2002: Precious Cargo: Trip discovers a kidnapped Krios royal aboard an alien freighter, but her haughty behavior interferes with Trip’s rescue efforts when the pair must share a cramped pod.
  • December 18, 2002: The Catwalk: After rescuing a group of stranded aliens, the Enterprise is caught in a perilous ion storm, compelling the crew to retire to the safety of the ship’s reinforced — but cramped — catwalk.
  • January 8, 2003: Dawn: Trip is marooned after his shuttle is downed by an Arkonian pilot whose ship crashes on the same moon, while Archer’s search is stalled by the Arkonians’ distrust of T’Pol. Directed by Roxann Dawson (Star Trek: Voyager).
  • February 5, 2003: Stigma: In this affecting AIDS allegory, Jolene Blalock exudes a cool vulnerability as T’Pol, who reveals that she has a rare illness linked to a sect of Vulcan outcasts.¶The pointed episode, which continues the Star Trek tradition of addressing social issues through its sci-fi storylines, finds T’Pol confronting the symptoms and stigmas involved with Pa’nar’s syndrome. It’s a brain ailment associated with mind melders — the telepathic, emotional Vulcans ostracized by their logical, unemotional peers. Wary of the disgrace that disclosure might bring, T’Pol hides her condition while Dr. Phlox (John Billingsley) discreetly consults Vulcan physicians about treatment.
  • February 12, 2003: Cease Fire: The Enterprise is caught in the midst of an age-old feud when Archer is ordered to mediate a bloody planetary dispute between the Andorians and their long-time Vulcan nemeses.
  • February 19, 2003: Crash Landing: Archer’s interest in a human body recovered from a crashed spacecraft takes a backseat to threats posed by the Suliban and the Tholians, both of whom seek the craft.
  • February 26, 2003: Canamar: Following a seemingly successful first contact mission, Archer and Trip are charged with smuggling and imprisoned aboard a penal vessel, where several inmates plot escape.
  • April 2, 2003 “The Crossing” Trip and several other members of the Enterprise crew are possessed by ghostly beings after the ship is swallowed up by a massive alien vessel. Rostov: Joseph Will. Cook: Steven Allerick.
  • April 9, 2003 “Judgment” Archer (Scott Bakula) is put on trial by the Klingons and accused by a disgraced Klingon officer of having his battle-cruiser crippled by the Enterprise in a firefight, and of aiding rebels of the Empire, but he finds a friend in his defender, Kolos. Sub Commander T’Pol: Jolene Blalock. Lt. Malcolm Reed: Dominic Keating. Dr. Phlox: John Billingsley.
  • April 16, 2003 “Horizon” Mayweather is granted leave to visit his family after the sudden death of his father, a cargo-ship captain. But his return to the old vessel is complicated by family tension. Meanwhile, Archer and Trip invite a reluctant T’Pol to see a movie.
  • April 23, 2003 “The Breach” The rescue of a damaged transport prompts the Denobulan Phlox to confront his prejudices when he treats an Antaran (Henry Stram), whose people are sworn enemies of Phlox’s. Other Denobulans are holed up in an underground cave, where Trip, Reed and Mayweather are dispatched to retrieve them. Yolen: Mark Chaet. Crewman: Jamison Yang. Zepht: D.C. Douglas.
  • April 30, 2003 “Congenitor” Enterprise’s first contact with the Vissian race proves mutually rewarding until Trip befriends an alien couple’s congenitor—a being used for breeding purposes only.
  • May 7, 2003 “Regeneration” Enterprise searches for a party of missing scientific researchers who vanished from the Arctic after discovering a crashed spacecraft and its dormant cybernetic crew. Com. Williams: Jim Fitzpatrick. Dr. Moninger: Christopher Wynne. Adm. Forrest: Vaughn Armstrong. Rooney: Bonita Friedericy. Drake: John Short.
  • May 14, 2003 “First Flight” Stunned by the death of a former Starfleet rival (Keith Carradine), Archer grudgingly recalls their competitive relationship to T’Pol as they probe a nebula during a shuttle voyage. Ruby: Brigid Brannagh. Vulcan: Michael Canavan. Admiral Forrest: Vaughn Armstrong.
  • May 14, 2003 “Bounty” A crafty Tellarite tricks Archer into boarding his ship to collect a bounty from the Klingons; T’Pol’s mating cycle is kick-started after she is contaminated by a stray microbe while exploring a desert planet.
  • May 21, 2003 “The Expanse” The Enterprise is recalled to Earth after a mysterious alien probe kills millions. Complicating matters are the machinations of a vengeful Klingon. Adm. Forrest: Vaughn Armstrong.


Third Season

Season 3 sees more drama on the Enterprise which includes: Captain Archer, Reed and Sato turned into aliens, Hoshi Sato being contacted by a 400-year-old telepathic alien, Archer and T’Pol travel back in time to stop three Xindi reptilians, the Enterpise taken over again, this time by religious zealots and much more.

  • September 10, 2003 “The Xindi” The third season opens with a new action-oriented style as the Enterprise hunts the Xindi who attacked Earth. But Archer and Trip’s zeal to capture a Xindi leads them into a trap. This episode marks the debut of the MACOs, Enterprise’s elite surface troops. Alien Forman: Stephen McHattie. Xindi Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood. Degra: Randy Oglesby.
  • September 17, 2003 “Anomaly” Distortions within the Delphic Expanse disrupt the Enterprise’s computer systems, leaving its stores vulnerable to Ventaxian pirates who loot critical supplies. Orgoth: Robert Rusler. Kemper: Nathan Anderson. Hawkins: Sean McGowan. McKenzie: Julia Rose.
  • September 24, 2003 “Extinction” The crew’s ongoing pursuit of the Xindi leads them to a tropical world where Archer, Hoshi and Reed are exposed to a virus that morphs them into the planet’s native beings. As Phlox searches for a cure, Trip and T’Pol negotiate with aliens determined to kill all those infected. Directed by: LeVar Burton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”). Tret: Roger R. Cross.
  • October 1, 2003 “Rajiin” Archer, Trip and Reed return from an alien barter town with a surprise guest—an alluring woman (Nikita Ager) whose beguiling sensuality proves irresistible to the crew. Xindi-Reptilian: Scott MacDonald. B’Rat Ud: Dell Yount. Xindi-Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood.
  • October 8, 2003 “Impulse” After answering a distress signal from a Vulcan starship, Archer, T’Pol, Reed and Hawkins arrive on board to find its crew in a deranged, raging state that quickly manifests in T’Pol as well. Hawkins: Sean McGowan.
  • October 15, 2003 “Exile” A powerful telepath named Tarquin (Maury Sterling) becomes smitten with Hoshi and offers to part with key intelligence on the Xindi if she’s allowed to visit his planet. But when Enterprise returns to pick up Hoshi, Tarquin refuses to let her go. Directed by Roxann Dawson (“Star Trek: Voyager”).
  • October 29, 2003 “The Shipment” Archer, Reed and MACO Major Hayes (Steven Culp) infiltrate a Xindi-Sloth plant that is creating the explosive material for the Xindi super-weapon. The trio kidnaps the plant foreman (John Cothran Jr.), who forms an alliance with them once he learns of the Xindi council’s attack on Earth. Also: Trip, T’Pol and Dr. Phlox test captured Xindi firearms in hopes of creating better defenses against them.
  • November 5, 2003 “Twilight” Archer suffers a puzzling form of amnesia that distorts his long-term memories. He is further confused to find himself in the future aboard an Enterprise commanded by T’Pol. Ambassador Soval: Gary Graham. Yedrin Koss: Brett Rickaby.
  • November 12, 2003 “North Star” The crew investigates a world within the Delphic Expanse with a civilization closely resembling America’s 19th-century Wild West. Bethany: Emily Bergl. Sheriff MacReady: Glenn Morshower. Deputy Bennings: James Park. Draysik: Steven Klein. Taliyah: Alexandra M. Salling.
  • November 19, 2003 “Similitude” To heal a critically injured Trip, Dr. Phlox creates a clone of the engineer using an exotic creature in his lab. But the clone’s rapid growth and replication of Trip’s behavior alarms the crew. Sim-Trip Age 17: Shane Sweet.
  • November 26, 2003 “Carpenter Street” Acting on a tip from Daniels (Matt Winston), Archer and T’Pol time-travel to the year 2004, where the Xindi are using an abandoned Detroit factory to build a secret weapon. Loomis: Leland Orser.
  • January 14, 2004 “Chosen Realm” The crew is taken hostage by alien religious zealots who plot to use the Enterprise to punish unbelievers after Archer rescues them from their crippled vessel. D’Jamat: Conor O’Farrell. Yarrick: Vince Grant. Indava: Lindsey Stoddart. Nalbis: David Youse. Roxann Dawson (“Star Trek: Voyager”) directed the episode.
  • January 21, 2004 “Proving Ground” Andorian Imperial Guard Commander Shran (Jeffrey Combs) proposes an alliance to Archer, offering to help steal the Xindi’s superweapon. Elsewhere, Lt. Talas (Molly Brink), an Andorian officer with her own agenda, helps Lt. Reed repair the Enterprise’s damaged weapons systems.
  • February 4, 2004 “Stratagem” Archer seeks to destroy a superweapon under construction by the Xindi by tricking its designer, Degra (Randy Oglesby), into revealing its hiding place. Thalen: Josh Drennen.
  • February 11, 2004 “Harbinger” A dying alien (Thomas Kopache) refuses to disclose his motives for exploring a spatial anomaly; Trip’s interest in a pretty corporal sparks a heated exchange with T’Pol; Reed quarrels with a colleague over training drills. Amanda Cole: Noa Tishby.
  • February 18, 2004 “Doctor’s Orders” Archer places Dr. Phlox in control of the Enterprise when the crew requires sedation to survive a mind-altering section of the Expanse lethal to humanoids. But Phlox’s Denobulan physiology doesn’t entirely shield him from its effects.
  • February 25, 2004 “Hatchery” The discovery of unhatched Xindi eggs inside a crashed vessel brings out the paternal side of Archer, who alarms the crew with his obsessive determination to save the embryos. Maj. Hayes: Steven Culp. Hawkins: Sean McGowan.
  • March 3, 2004 “Azati Prime” After pinpointing the site of the Xindi doomsday weapon, Archer prepares to undertake a suicidal mission to destroy it, until the time-traveling Daniels gives him pause. Daniels: Matt Winston. Xindi Reptilian: Scott MacDonald. Thalen: Christopher Goodman. Degra: Randy Oglesby. Xindi Sloth: Rick Worthy. Xindi Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood.
  • April 21, 2004 “Damage” Archer considers compromising his morals to restore Enterprise’s warp capacity after a fleet of Xindi-controlled warships cripple the vessel’s engine; and T’Pol grows increasingly volatile, prompting her to confide a troubling secret to Phlox. Degra: Randy Oglesby. Illyian Captain: Casey Biggs. Xindi-Sloth: Rick Worthy. Reptilian Commander: Scott MacDonald. Xindi-Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood. Sphere Builder: Josette DiCarlo.
  • April 28, 2004 “The Forgotten” Archer persuades Degra (Randy Oglesby) to examine evidence of the plot to pit the Xindi against Earth, while Trip wrestles with the death of a subordinate (Kipleigh Brown). Reptilian Captain: Bob Morrisey. Xindi-Arboreal: Rick Worthy.
  • May 5, 2004 “E2” The crew encounters its descendants when it enters a wormhole and discovers a future version of the ship captained by T’Pol’s son, who warns Archer of an alien attack. Lorian: David Andrews. Karyn: Tess Lina. Degra: Randy Oglesby. Xindi-Arboreal: Rick Worthy. Xindi-Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood. Directed by Roxann Dawson.
  • May 12, 2004 “The Council” Degra’s fleet ushers the Enterprise to a tense conference with Xindi council as T’Pol and Reed embark on a desperate mission to gather data on the doomsday weapon. Reptilian Commander: Scott MacDonald. Degra: Randy Oglesby. Xindi-Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood. Xindi-Arboreal: Rick Worthy. Sphere Builder Woman: Josette DiCarlo. Hawkins: Sean McGowan.
  • May 19, 2004 “Countdown” Newly allied with the Xindi, Archer turns his attentions to destroying the doomsday device as the Reptilians attempt to brainwash Hoshi into cracking the weapon’s code. Maj. Hayes: Steven Culp. Reptilian Commander: Scott MacDonald. Xindi Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood.
  • May 26, 2004 “Zero Hour” Archer tries to coax a traumatized Hoshi into using her decryption skills to disable the doomsday weapon before the Reptilians can use it to destroy Earth as the Enterprise embarks on a desperate mission of its own to cripple the rest of the spheres. Daniels: Matt Winston. Shran: Jeffrey Combs. Xindi Humanoid: Tucker Smallwood.

Fourth Season

In the final series, we begin with the Enterprise appearing to travel back in time to World War 2. Later, the Enterpise searches for a suspected bomber who took out Earth’s embassy on Vulcan so T’Pol and Captain Archer head off in search of the Syrranites.

  • October 8, 2004 “Storm Front” Part 1 of two. Archer awakens in the U.S. circa 1944 as a prisoner of Nazis controlling New York City. But he escapes with the help of an insurgent (Golden Brooks). Back aboard Enterprise, the crew seeks answers for their journey back in time and the changes to Earth’s history. Carmine: Steven R. Schirripa. Sal: Joe Maruzzo. Vosk: Jack Gwaltney. Ghrath: Tom Wright. Joe: John Harnagel.
  • October 15, 2004 Conclusion. Frustrated by the limitations of Nazi technology, Vosk offers to return Trip and Mayweather to the Enterprise if Archer assists in the creation of a time machine. Meanwhile, Alicia’s comrades in Nazi-occupied New York learn of Archer’s space vessel on the eve of an Allied counterattack. Alicia: Golden Brooks. Vosk: Jack Gwaltney. Carmine: Steven R. Schirripa. German General: Christopher Neame.
  • October 22, 2004 “Home” The Enterprise returns to Earth with great fanfare, but the novelty quickly wears off for Archer, who is forced to take a vacation after a heated exchange with a Vulcan official (Gary Graham). Also, Trip accompanies T’Pol to Vulcan, where he meets her mother (Joanna Cassidy); Reed worries about Phlox’s safety on Earth in the aftermath of the Xindi scare. Capt. Erika Hernandez: Ada Maris. Koss: Michael Reilly Burke. Adm. Forrest: Vaughn Armstrong. Cdr. Williams: Jim Fitzpatrick.
  • October 29, 2004 “Borderland” The Klingons threaten war after genetic mutants hijack one of their ships, leading Archer to call on the mutants’ “father”—criminal scientist Arik Soong (Brent Spiner)—for help in taking them down. Malik: Alec Newman. Persis: Abby Brammell. Raakin: Joel West.
  • November 5, 2004 “Cold Station 12” Soong (Brent Spiner) realizes just how ruthless his “children” have become when the fugitive Augments raid a research facility to retrieve genetically enhanced embryos left over from the Eugenics Wars. Malik: Alec Newman. Persis: Abby Brammell. Dr. Jeremy Lucas: Richard Riehle.
  • November 12, 2004 “The Augments” Malik’s rash proposal to safeguard the Augments from Starfleet interference leads to a rift with Soong as the Enterprise cautiously enters Klingon space in dogged pursuit. Directed by LeVar Burton. Soong: Brent Spiner. Malik: Alec Newman. Persis: Abby Brammell. Lokesh: Adam Grimes.
  • November 19, 2004 “The Forge” The crew joins forces with Vulcan authorities to investigate a deadly bombing of Earth’s embassy, which may be the work of a sect devoted to the logical teachings of Surak, the father of Vulcan philosophy. Arev: Michael Nouri. V’Las: Robert Foxworth. Sorek: Gary Graham. Adm. Forrest: Vaughn Armstrong. Stel: Larc Spies.
  • November 26, 2004 “Awakening” The Syrranites subject Archer to a potentially lethal mind-meld after learning that information about Surak was placed in his head. Meanwhile, Vulcan officials plot the dissidents’ destruction. T’Les: Joanna Cassidy. V’Las: Robert Foxworth. Kuvak: John Rubinstein. Soval: Gary Graham. T’Pau: Kara Zediker. Surak: Bruce Gray. Directed by Roxann Dawson.
  • December 3, 2004 “Kir’Shara” As Vulcan prepares for war, V’Las (Robert Foxworth) sends a commando team to eliminate Archer, T’Pol and T’Pau, while Soval risks his sanity to warn the Andorians of the impending attack. Soval: Gary Graham. Kuvak: John Rubinstein. T’Pau: Kara Zediker. Koss: Michael Reilly Burke. Talok: Todd Stashwick. Vulcan Priest: John Donner.
  • January 14, 2005 “Daedalus” Emory Erickson (Bill Cobbs)—the inventor of the transporter—enlists Archer’s help in a daring experiment, but a crew member’s death forces him to reveal the real purpose of his test. Danica: Leslie Silva. Quinn: Donovan Knowles. Ensign Burrows: Noel Manzano.
  • January 21, 2005 “Observer Effect” Curious aliens inhabit various members of the crew to observe aspects of humanity; and Phlox works feverishly to cure a lethal virus contracted by Trip and Hoshi during an away mission.
  • January 28, 2005 “Babel One” While escorting a Tellarite ambassador to a neutral planet for a peace conference with the Andorians, the Enterprise is attacked after answering a distress call from Shran (Jeffrey Combs). Gral: Lee Arenberg. Valdore: Brian Thompson. Naarg: Kevin Brief. Nijil: J. Michael Flynn. Talas: Molly Brink.
  • February 4, 2005 “United” A desire for vengeance interferes with Archer’s attempts to ally Shran and the Tellarites as Trip and Reed probe the inner workings of an unmanned warship. Shran: Jeffrey Combs. Talas: Molly Brink. Sen. Vrax: Geno Silva. Gral: Lee Arenberg. Naarg: Kevin Brief.
  • February 11, 2005 “The Aenar” Archer and Shran (Jeffrey Combs) visit a civilization populated by Andorian offshoots in search of a telepath who could gain control of the renegade drone vessels. Jhamel: Alexandra Lydon. Gareb: Scott Rinker. Valdore: Brian Thompson. Vrax: Geno Silva. Nijil: J. Michael Flynn.
  • February 18, 2005 “Affliction” As Trip prepares the Columbia, Enterprise’s sister vessel, for its maiden voyage, Phlox is shanghaied by alien kidnappers, who require his skills to kill a mutated virus. Capt. Hernandez: Ada Maris. Antaak: John Schuck. Gen. K’Vagh: James Avery.
  • February 25, 2005 “Divergence” Trip rejoins the Enterprise crew on a desperate mission to rejuvenate the ship’s warp drive, while Antaak cajoles Phlox into helping destroy a plague that’s ravaging the Klingons. Antaak: John Schuck. Gen. K’Vagh: James Avery. Laneth: Kristin Bauer. Marab: Terrell Tilford. Capt. Hernandez: Ada Maris.
  • April 15, 2005 “Bound” To seal a pact, an Orion pirate persuades Archer to accept a gift of three slave women. But the captain’s good-faith gesture has bad results when the trio wreaks havoc within the ship. Navaar: Cyia Batten. D’Nesh: Crystal Allen. Maras: Menina Fortunato. Kelby: Derek Magyar. Harrad-Sar: William Lucking.
  • April 22, 2005 “In a Mirror, Darkly” Part 1 of two. Cdr. Archer of the Terran Empire Enterprise sparks a mutiny to investigate an anomaly in Tholian space in this alternate-universe tale inspired by the “Star Trek” episodes “Mirror, Mirror” and “The Tholian Web.” Capt. Forrest: Vaughn Armstrong.
  • April 29, 2005 Conclusion. After taking over the Defiant, the alternate-universe Archer plans to use its advanced weaponry to put down a rebellion against the Empire. But first, he has to rid the ship of a deadly stowaway (Pat Healy). Soval: Gary Graham. Adm. Black: Gregory Itzin. Adm. Gardner: John Mahon. Kelby: Derek Magyar.
  • May 6, 2005 “Demons” Part 1 of two. Earth’s plans to establish an interplanetary coalition are menaced by a fanatical xenophobe (Peter Weller) who leads an underground isolationist movement plotting against the government. Nathan Samuels: Harry Groener. Coridan Ambassador: Tom Bergeron. Harris: Eric Pierpoint. Col. Green: Steve Rankin.
  • May 13, 2005 “Terra Prime” Determined to scorch San Francisco if Earth refuses to abolish a proposed interplanetary alliance, Paxton (Peter Weller) blackmails Trip into modifying a doomsday weapon; while Archer and a handpicked team attempt to infiltrate Terra Prime’s Mars headquarters. Elsewhere, the origin of Trip and T’Pol’s child is revealed; and Hoshi takes command of Enterprise as a traitor lurks within the crew. Nathan Samuels: Harry Groener. Gannet: Johanna Watts. Greaves: Peter Mensah.
  • May 13, 2005 “These Are the Voyages…” In the series finale, Cdr. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) interacts with Archer’s crew in a hologram of their final mission as Riker deals with a dark secret from his past. During that last voyage, Archer agrees to help an old ally retrieve his daughter as the captain prepares a speech to celebrate the establishment of the Federation. Troi: Marina Sirtis. Shran: Jeffrey Combs. Shran’s Daughter: Jasmine Jessica Anthony. Voice of Data: Brent Spiner

Back to top


T'Pol, Hoshi and Malcolm in "Star Trek: Enterprise"

Episode Descriptions from TV Guide

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Episode Guide

DS9 Episodes


"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" poster

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” Episode Guide by Suzanne

First Season | Second Season | Third Season | Fourth Season | Fifth Season | Sixth Season | Seventh Season


  • Emissary (pilot episode) The space station, Deep Space Nine, set in a sensitive area near the planet Bajor, is now run by Starfleet, since the ruthless Cardassians have left. The Bajorans are recovering from a long occupation by the Cardassians, but there’s still a lot of tension between them. Captain Sisko sets out to repair the station and help the Bajorans, but then he discovers that some mysterious ghostly beings live inside the nearby wormhole that connects to the Gamma Quadrant (which has not been explored). He’s aided by other Starfleet officers Dr. Bashir, Major, Kira Narees, Chief O’Brien, Commander Worf, first office Dax and security chief Odo. Sisko, a widow, is also raising his young son, Jake. They have to contend with the conniving Ferengi on the space station, as well as many travelers (some of whom are not friendly).
  • Past Prologue (A suspected Bajoran terrorist tries to influence Kira)
  • A Man Alone (Odo is suspected when a Bajoran turns up dead)
  • Babel (The station falls victim to a strange virus that renders its victims unable to communicate with each other)
  • Captive Pursuit (O’Brien befriends an alien whose purpose is to be hunted by other aliens from his planet)
  • Q-Less (Vash and Q visit while a series of strange incidents occur to jeopardize the station)
  • Dax (Sisko tries to help when Jadzia is arrested and accused of murder and treason that occurred during the previous host body’s life)
  • The Passenger (An alien criminal dies but first transfers his mind into Dr. Bashir’s body)
  • Move Along Home (An alien race forces Quark to play a deadly game with the senior officers)
  • The Nagus (Quark becomes the Grand Nagus)
  • Vortex (An alien outlaw tempts Odo with knowledge of other shape-shifters)
  • Battles Lines (Sisko, Kira, Bashir and Kai Opaka crash on a small moon with warring humanoids)
  • The Storytellers (O’Brien becomes a reluctant savior on Bajor)
  • Progess (Kira tries to evacuate an old farmer whose land is marked for mining)
  • If Wishes Were Horses (Dreams and fantasies on the station become real because of a nearby galactic disturbance)
  • The Forsaken (Odo and Lwaxana are trapped in a lift when a mysterious being gets into the computer)
  • Dramatis Personae (Mutinous feelings spread through the station, leaving Odo unaffected)
  • Duet (Kira tries to prove that a Cardassian patient is a war criminal)
  • In the Hands of the Prophets (A Bajoran religious leader creates problems aboard the station)

Back to the top


  • The Homecoming (Part one of a three part episode finds Kira risking her life to save a Bajoran resistance fighter being held by the Cardassians)
  • The Circle (The crew uncovers a Cardassian link to the radical Bajoran group known as The Circle)
  • The Siege (The officers become resistance fighters when the Circle comes to take over the station; meanwhile, Dax and Kira try to reach Bajor with proof of the Cardassian link)
  • Invasive Procedures (When the station is evacuated due to a storm, a group of outlaws, including a Trill, try to steal Jadzia’s symbiont)
  • Cardassians (Dr. Bashir tries to help a young Cardassian orphan and gets involved in political intrigue)
  • Melora (Dr. Bashir becomes romantically involved with a woman that comes from a light gravity and Quark’s life is threatened)
  • Rules of Acquisition (Quark unknowingly hires a female to help him in negotiations in the Gamma Quadrant)
  • Necessary Evil (When Quark is attacked, Odo reflects on an unsolved murder mystery from the past)
  • Second Sight (Sisko meets a mysterious woman who is not what she seems)
  • Sanctuary (A group of refugees come to settle on Bajor)
  • Rivals (A conman, who finds a lucky device, competes with Quark for gambling business)
  • The Alternate (Odo and the scientist who first studied him search for clues to his past in the Gamma Quadrant)
  • Armageddon Game (O’Brien-who has a deadly plague-and Dr. Bashir are stranded on an alien planet)
  • Whispers (O’Brien realizes that everyone on the station has subtly changed)
  • Paradise (O’Brien and Sisko are stranded on a planet with a fanatical colony)
  • Shadowplay (Odo and Dax investigate the disappearance of colonists in the Gamma Quadrant)
  • Playing God (Dax must evaluate a Trill initiate while examining an expanding protoplasm)
  • Profit and Loss (Quark helps an old Cardassian girlfriend)
  • Blood Oath (Dax meets up with old Klingon friends)
  • The Maquis, Part 1 (Sisko and Gul Dukat team up to investigate feuding between Federation colonists and Cardassians)
  • The Maquis, Part 2 (Sisko must face down an old Starfleet friend who has resigned to help the settlers)
  • The Wire (Garak’s crippling pain is being caused by a device planted in his head by Cardassian intelligence)
  • Crossover (Bashir and Kira accidentally visit the “Mirror, Mirror” universe)
  • The Collaborator (Kira’s aspiring-Kai lover may have war crimes to answer for)
  • Tribunal (O’Brien is captured by Cardassians and made to stand trial)
  • The Jem’Hadar (Dominion soldiers take Quark and Sisko prisoner during a camping trip with Nog and Jake)

Back to top


  • The Search, Part 1 (To head off an invasion, Sisko enters the Gamma Quadrant to find the Dominion)
  • The Search, Part 2 (Odo bonds with the shapeshifters while Sisko and the others deal with the federation negotiations with the Dominion)
  • The House of Quark (Quark must marry a Klingon woman after he accidentally kills her husband)
  • Equilibrium (Dax sees hallucinations from a previous host life )
  • The Abandoned (A young Jem’Hadar is found on the station and Odo tries to help him overcome his violent heritage) (missing parts; tape over)
  • Civil Defense (An old Cardassian security program is activated, threatening the station with destruction)
  • Meridian (When a planet materializes in the Gamma Quadrant, Dax falls in love with one of its inhabitants)
  • Defiant (Commander Riker arrives for a shore leave but steals the Defiant with Kira aboard for the Maquis instead)
  • Fascination (A strange Betazoid causes people on DS9 to fall in love during the Bajoran festival)
  • The Phase, Part I (A transporter accident sens Sisko, Dax and Bashir back in time to San Francisco in 2024)
  • The Phase, Part II (Sisko and Bashir must ensure the continuity of the future and find Dax while Kira and O’Brien try to bring them back into their own time)
  • Life Support (Vedek Berial is injured in a transport on his way to negotiations with the Cardassians)
  • Heart of Stone (Odo and Kira are trapped on a planet while answering a distress call; Nog wants to join Starfleet)
  • Destiny (When three Cardassian scientists vist the station, the Bajorans fear that an ancient doomsday prophecy has come true)
  • Prophet Motive (The Grand Nagus brings the revised rules of acquisition to the station)
  • Visionary (When O’Brien gets radiation poisoning, he time-shifts and sees visions of himself dying and the station destroyed)
  • Through the Looking Glass (Sisko and Kira end up in the universe from “Crossover”)
  • Distant Voices (An alien curses Bashir with a degenerative disease)
  • Improbable Cause (Garek and Odo team up to find out who is trying to kill Garek and other Cardassians)
  • The Die Is Cast (Garek sides with his old mentor and helps to torture Odo)
  • Explorers (Sisko and Jake set out on the replica of an ancient Bajoran ship to find adventure)
  • Family Business (Quark and Rom must go to their homeworl to help their independent-thinking mother)
  • Shakaar (Kira must track down an old friend to make peace with the Bajoran government and finds herself taking his side against them)
  • Facets (Dax goes through the rite of closure ritual and asks her friends to help face her past selves)
  • The Adversary (Sisko becomes Captain; when Starfleet asks him to patrol a questionable area, he finds trouble with the Maquis)

Back to top


  • The Way of the Warrior (2 hours; Worf joins the station as the Klingon Empire plots against Cardassia)
  • The Visitor (Sisko is lost in time and Jake must spend his life trying to rescue him)
  • The Hippocratic Oath (O’Brien and Bashire are waylaid by renegade Jem’Hadar who force Bashir to try to find a cure for their addiction)
  • Indescretion (Kira and Gul Dukat join forces to track down missing Bajoran prisoners)
  • Rejoined (A Trill woman with the symbiont of Dax’s former husband visits the station)
  • Starship Down (The Defiant crew fight the Jem’Hadar in the gaseous atmosphere of a planet)
  • Little Green Men (Rom and Quark take a ship to Earth and accidentally end up in the past)
  • The Sword of Kahless (Worf and Dax journey with an old Klingon to find the ancient sword)
  • Our Man Bashir (Garak and Bashir are stuck in a holodeck program a la James Bond in order to sae Sisko and the others)
  • Homefront (Sisko and Odo go to Earth to help defend it against Changelings)
  • Paradise Lost (Sisko is accused of being a changeling and must fight against a Starfleet admiral)
  • Crossfire (Shakaar visits the station and grows closer to Kira, much to Odo’s dismay)
  • Return to Grace (Kira and Dukat journey to an outpost to find possible survivors of a Klingon attack)
  • The Sons of Mogh (Worf’s brother comes to the station to ask for Worf to help him die)
  • The Bar Association (Rom and the other employees of Quark’s go on strike)
  • Accession (A man emerges from the wormhole claiming to be the Emissary)
  • Rules of Engagement (Worf is put on trial for murder after a battle in space)
  • Hard Time (Miles is sentenced by aliens for spying-he remembers spending 20 years in prison but no real time has past, yet it still affects him deeply)
  • Shattered Mirror (Alternate Jennifer returns to DS9 to lure Jake and Sisko to the mirror universe to help the rebels)
  • Muse (A succubus alien helps Jake write better in return for his “energy” and a pregnant Lwaxana visits the station asking Odo’s help against a tyrranical husband)
  • For the Cause (Sisko finds out his girlfriend Kassidy might be a Maquis smuggler)
  • To the Death (Sisko must ally with the Jem’Hadar to fight a renegade Jem’Hadar group)
  • The Quickening (Bashir and Dax try to help plague victims in a society where death seems the only cure)
  • Body Parts (Quark auctions off his body because he thinks he’s dying; Keiko’s baby is transported into Kira)
  • Broken Link (Odo gets sick and only the Founders can save him)

Back to top



  • Apocalypse Rising (Sisko and the others masquerade as Klingons in order to unmask Gowron as a Changeling)
  • The Ship (While Sisko, Dax, O’Brien, Worf and some others are picking up a crashed Jem H’adar ship for the Federation, another Jem’Hadar ship (with Vorta) strands them on the planet and tries to get them to give it up.
  • Looking for Par’mach in All the Wrong Places (Worf and Dax help Quark woo his Klingon ex-wife)
  • Nor the Battle to the Strong (Jake travels with Bashir to help wounded Feds fighting Klingons and learns about courage)
  • The Assignment (A Bajoran wraith inhabits Keiko’s body and forces O’Brien to help her)
  • Trials and Tribble-ations (Sisko must explain to the temporal police why they took the Defiant back tot he 25th century)
  • He Who Is Without Sin (Worf, Bashir and Dax go to Risa for a vacation but puritan “traditionalists” disrupt their fun and Worf lets jealousy force him to join their cause)
  • Things Past (Sisko, Odo, Garak and Dax find themselves living out the lives of some Bajorans on the station during the occupation)
  • The Ascent (Odo takes Quark to a Federation trial but they crash on a barren planet and must work together to survive; meanwhile, Nog returns and finds that he and Jake have trouble being roommates)
  • Rapture (Sisko gains the power to see prophesies about Bajor, and he insists on using them despite the threat to his life)
  • The Darkness and the Light (One by one, someone kills old Bajoran friends of Kira’s)
  • The Begotten (Odo tries to get a baby Changeling to communicate with him; meanwhile, Kira goes into labor)
  • For the Uniform (Sisko goes after Maquis traitor Eddington)
  • In Purgatory’s Shadow (Garak and Worf investigate a message from Garak’s mentor, thought to be dead, and find Cardassians and others held captive by the Jem’Hadar)
  • By Inferno’s Light (Garak, Worf, and Bashir figure out how to escape the Jem’Hadar while Sisko deals with their ships attacking the station)
  • Doctor Bashir, I Presume (When Bashir is chosen as the model for Starfleet’s holographic doctor program, the process threatens to expose a dark secret from his past)
  • A Simple Investigation (Odo falls in love with a woman who’s working for one of the Orion gang)
  • Business as Usual (Quark gets involved in the arms dealing business)
  • Ties of Blood and Water (Kira’s mentor, a dying Cardassian, comes to the station to give the Federation information about Dukat before he dies)
  • Of Love and Profit (Quark goes home to get motherly comfort and finds that his moogie is romancing the Grand Nagus)
  • Soldiers of the Empire (Dax and Worf accompany a demoralized Klingon crew on a mission against the Dominion)
  • Children of Time (On a return flight with the Defiant, Sisko and his crew crashland on a planet where their descendents live)
  • Blaze of Glory (Sisko gets Eddington out of jail to help stop the Maquis from sending bombs to the Cardassian homeworld)
  • Empok Nor (When Garek helps out on a mission to an abandoned Cardassian outpost, the Federation crewmembers find themselves stalked by mad Cardassians and killed one by one.)
  • In the Cards (Jake and Nog go to great lengths to buy a Willie Mays baseball card for Sisko.)
  • A Call to Arms (Season Finale) (Sisko and the station prepare for war with the Dominion)

Back to top


  • A Time to Stand (Sisko and the Defiant go on a secret mission against the Jem’Hadar; Odo and Kira work with the Cardassians)
  • Rocks and Shoals (The Defiant crashes on a rocky planet where a contingent of Jem’Hadar and their wounded leader are already marooned)
  • Sons and Daughters (Worf trains a new group of young Klingon recruits, including his own long-neglected son, Alexander)
  • Behind the Lines (Rom, Odo, and Kira plot to stop the Cardassians from disabling the mines outside the wormhole, but Odo is slowly brainwashed by the head Changeling. Meanwhile, Sisko is asked to help plan Starleet’s side of the war so he must let Dax take charge of the Defiant)
  • Favor the Bold (Rom is sentenced to death; the Resistance sends an important message to Sisko and the Federation; Sisko tries to get the Klingons to help with the plan to take back Deep Space Nine.
  • The Sacrifice of Angels (Sisko leads a suicide mission to take back the station; against all odds, he convinces the wormhole aliens/gods to destroy the Dominion fleet.   The bad guys are forced off the station because of the Federation’s sabotage.   Ziyal is killed as Dukat tries to flee.)
  • You Are Cordially Invited… (As Dax and Worf prepare to be married, Dax must meet the strict standards of her new mother-in-law from the House of Martok, which Worf has joined.)
  • Resurrection (The mirror universe version of Kira’s dead lover comes to the station claiming that he’s fleeing oppression in the other universe.  As Kira and he grow closer, we see that he is really working with the Mirror Kira to steal one of the Orbs.)
  • Statistical Probabilities (Bashir gets to know some other genetically-enhanced people who are social maladjusted due to being raised in an institution.  He uses them to help out Sisko with military strategy, but Sisko ignores the advice when they recommend surrender.)
  • The Magnificent Ferengi (Rom and Quark’s mother is kidnapped so they lead a bunch of Ferengi to rescue her, despite the fact that none of them are trained for battle.)
  • Waltz (Sisko and Dukat are traveling to Dukat’s hearing for his crimes when their ship is attacked.  They crash on a barren planet together and each has to hope their side rescues them.  Meanwhile, Dukat has lost his grip on reality.)
  • Who Mourns For Morn? (Quark learns that Morn has apparently died and left him all his valuable possessions, but he doesn’t know what they are.  Other people show up to contest the will and Quark finds himself involved with intrigue and adventure.)
  • Far Beyond The Stars (Sisko’s brain is affected due to his contact with the prophets, so he imagines he is a science fiction writer in the 1930’s.  The other DS9 characters also appear in his vision as 1930’s characters.  Sisko faces racism and writes a story about DS9.)
  • One Little Ship (The Defiant is captured by the Jem’Hadar and the only thing that can rescue them Dax, O’Brien and Bashir in a shuttlecraft who have shrunken to a very small size.)
  • Honor Among Thieves (O’Brien finds his loyalties divided when he goes on an undercover mission for Starfleet and finds he likes a man he’s supposed to betray.   The man is a likable criminal who works unknowingly for the Vorta.)
  • A Change of Heart (Dax and Worf plan to take their honeymoon trip but get asked to do a covert Starfleet mission instead.  Dax is severely injured and Worf has to choose whether to help her or proceed with the mission, which could save many lives and shorten the war with the Dominion.)
  • Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night (Dukat makes a comment about Kira’s mother, so she uses one of the Orbs to travel back in time to see how things were for her parents when the Cardassians were in charge.  She is shocked to find that her mother and Gul Dukat had a relationship of sorts.)
  • Inquisition (Bashir, suspected as a spy, is interrogated by a strange secret organization within Starfleet.)
  • In The Pale Moonlight (Sisko gets desperate as things don’t look good for the Federation in the war, so he works with Garak to manipulate the Romulans into their side of the hostilies, even though it ends up killing people.)
  • His Way (Bashir introduces Odo and the rest to a holodeck character he created, Vic, a lounge singer from the 1960’s who is knowledgable about love.  Vic shows Odo how to start a relationship with Kira.)
  • The Prophet (Sisko learns from the Bajorans that a great force of evil is coming to do battle with the prophets on the station.  Kai Winn gets involved and the station is evacuated.  When the forces arrive to do battle, they invade the bodies of Sisko, Jake, and Kai Winn.
  • The Valiant (Jake and Nog end up on a ship commanded by battle-worn Academy cadets.  Nog becomes fiercely loyal to the captain of the ship but Jake has his doubts about the over-confidence of the Captain and his crew.)
  • Profit And Lace (Grand Nagus Zek is thrown out of office for allowing females to wear clothes.  Quark helps him out when Moogie gets sick by pretending to be a female and oppose their nemesis, Brunt, even though he has mixed feelings about Zek’s side of the argument.)
  • Time’s Orphan (The O’Briens are on a family picnic on some planet when Molly accidentally falls into something that takes her back to the past.  O’Brien manages to get her back with help from Starfleet, but he gets her back after she has aged 8 years.   She has grown too wild to adjust to life on the station and accidentally injures someone.  They are forced to send her back into the past, where she will be happy and not institutionalized.)
  • The Sound of Her Voice (The crew of the Defiant hear the distress call of a stranded, injured female captain and as they travel to where she is, they keep her company by talking to her through the radio.  They all grow to like her in a short time.)
  • Tears of the Prophets (The Federation, Romulans, and Klingons attack Cardassia to try to end the war.  Sisko is chosen to lead the mission but the Prophets tell him not to go. He ignores them.  Dukat gains power from one of the evil Prophets, goes to the station and uses one of the orbs to close the wormhole, which may have killed the other Prophets.  Dax gets killed in the process.  Sisko, depressed, goes back to Earth with Jake to figure out what he wants to do with his future.)

Back to top


  • Images in the Sand [Part 1 of 2] (Sisko is attacked by someone who doesn’t want him to find the prophets, and meets the new Dax.  He finds out that his mother was not who he thinks she was.  Meanwhile, Kira deals with a new Romulan ally at the station.)
  • Shadows and Symbols [Part 2 of 2] (Sisko leaves with his father and son to find the mystery of his mother. Worf, O’Brien, and others try to blowup a Dominion shipyard.  Kira deals with the Romulans.)
  • Afterimage   (Ezri has to deal with both the memories from her past lives and the reactions of her new DS9 companions.  Garak collapses mysteriously)
  • Take Me Out To The Holo-Suite  (Vulcan Captain Solok visits DS9 for repairs and challenges his old rival Sisko to a baseball game.)
  • Chrysalis  (Bashir  figures out a way to help one of the genetically-enhanced nerds he met in “Statistical Probabilities” lead a normal life, but then he falls in love with her.)
  • Treachery, Faith And The Great River (Odo helps one of the Weyoun clones, who doesn’t believe in the Dominion war and wants to defect, escape from the Cardassians.)
  • Once More Into The Breach (Klingon legend Kor asks Worf to help him get a command, but General Martok holds a grudge against Kor.  Neither Worf nor Martok know that Kor is getting too senile to do the job.)
  • The Seige of AR-558  (Sisko and his people help the remaining troops of a Starfleet fighting team that have been defending a large and important Dominion communications array against enemy attacks and space-mines.)
  • Covenant (Kira is tricked into going to Empok Nor where Dukat is a cult-like leader of a Pah-wraiths sect, and he asks her to joint their cult.)
  • It’s Only A Paper Moon (Nog recuperates from losing his leg in battle by going to the Holosuite and spending time with Vic Fontaine, the only one who can lift his spirits.)
  • Prodigal Daughter (Ezri is sent to find O’Brien, who has disappeared on a personal secret mission to New Sidney to find Bilby’s widow; meanwhile, she is reunited with her bossy mother and two brothers.)
  • The Emperor’s New Cloak (Grand Negus Zek disappears into the alternate universe and is held for ransom.  Quark and Nog steal a cloaking device from a Klingon ship and head to the alternate universe with Ezri to rescue Zek.)
  • Field of Fire (Ezri helps investigate a murder on the station with the help of one of her past personalities, Joran, a murderer.)
  • Chimera (Odo finds another changeling orphan like himself and teaches Laas about the Great Link, etc.)
  • Badda-bing Badda-bang (When Vic Fontaine and his club are threatened by a holo mobster, Bashir and the rest of the crew help Vic get rid of him.)
  • Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (Latin: “in war, laws will be silent”) (Bashir is approached by Section Thirty-One operative Sloane to spy on the Romulan leaders while visiting their homeworld for a conference.)
  • Penumbra (Ezri does an unauthorized search for a missing Worf; Sisko buys land to build his dream house on Bajor.)
  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part [aka Umbra] (Kai Winn arrives to help Sisko in his wedding to Kassady, but Sisko calls off the wedding after some deliberation because of an ominous warning by the prophets.  Gul Dukat appears on DS9 in disguise as a Bajoran.)
  • Strange Bedfellows [aka Eclipse] (Kai Winn works with Dukat, ambition causing her to be blind to who he really is and his association with the Pah-wraiths; they plot to bring about the restoration of Bajor, whether or not The Emissary approves.  Ezri and Worf are taken prisoner by the Dominion, who are preparing to sign a treaty with the Breen.  Cardassian Damar, however, objects to the concessions from his people.
  • The Changing Face of Evil (Worf and Ezri return to the station; Earth is attacked by the Breen.  Damar plots to get the Dominion out of Cardassia.  Dukat tells Kai Winn that she must release the Pah-wraiths from their prisons on Bajor.
  • When It Rains… (Sisko and his team must work with Damar and the Cardassians against the Dominion.  Bajor asks Odo to donate some of his DNA to aid in a medical project.  Kai Winn considers releasing the Pah-wraiths.  Sisko commissions Kira and puts her in a Starfleet uniform.)
  • Tacking Into The Wind (Odo’s health fails fast because of the Changeling disease; Bashir works feverishly for a cure.  Sisko fights with Chancellor Gowron for his recklessness in battle.  Kira proposes stealing an enemy ship so that they can figure out its weaknesses.)
  • Extreme Measures [a.k.a. Night Tremors] (Kira brings a dying Odo back to the station and he urges her to leave his side to fight with the Cardassian resistance.  Bashir and O’Brien lure a Section 31 operative to the station in order to find the cure for Odo’s disease, but their attempts to get into his brain prove disasterous.)
  • The Dogs of War (Sisko gets a new ship.  Kira, Garak, and Damar must hide on Cardassia when ambushed by the Dominion.  Quark thinks he’s been named Zek’s successor.  Odo is pissed to find out that Starfleet engineered the disease that almost killed him.)
  • What You Leave Behind (2-hr Series Finale) (Bashir and Ezri find romance.  The new Defiant joins the final battle to free Cardassia.  Kira, Damar, and Garak plan to sabotage key Dominion locations while hiding on Cardassia.  Kai Winn asks Dukat to help her free the Pah-Wraiths, which Dukat plans to use to destroy Sisko.  Odo returns to his people and Sisko surprises everyone with his departure and sacrifice.

Back to top


Dax, O'Brien, Sisko and Kira of "Star Trek; Deep Space Nine"

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page

Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Guide

Star Trek: Next Gen Episodes


"Star Trek: The Next Generation" actors

Star Trek: The Next Generation” Episode Guide by Suzanne

First SeasonSecond SeasonThird SeasonFourth SeasonFifth SeasonSixth SeasonSeventh SeasonMovies


  • Encounter at Farpoint (Two-hour pilot: Picard and his crew are assigned to find out the mysteries of Farpoint Station but are met by a powerful being called Q)
  • The Naked Now (The crew acts strangely due to a mysterious disease)
  • Code of Honor (Tasha is forced to fight the wife of a tribal black chieftain)
  • The Last Outpost (The Enterprise and a Ferengi ship are controlled by the guardian of an ancient civilization)
  • Where No One Has Gone Before (The crew experiences hallucinations at the end of the universe)
  • Lonely Among Us (An alien cloud inhabits the crew)
  • Justice (Wesley accidentally breaks the law on an idyllic planet)
  • The Battle (A Ferengi captain tries to destroy Picard’s mind)
  • Hide and Q (Q tries to tempt the crew with his powers)
  • Haven (Troi prepares to get married)
  • The Big Goodbye (Picard goes through a 1930’s detective adventure on the holodeck
  • Datalore (Data’s brother appears)
  • Angel One (The crew tries to rescue some crash survivors on a female-dominated planet)
  • 11001001 (Aliens called Binars steal the ship while keeping Riker busy on the holodeck)
  • Too Short a Season (An ambassador takes a youth drug in order to deal with an old foe)
  • When the Bough Breaks (The sterile Aldeans steal children in order to continue their race)
  • Home Soil (Terraformers find an unusual life form)
  • Coming of Age (Wesley takes the academy entrance exam and Picard is investigated by Starfleet)
  • Heart of Glory (Renegade Klingons are rescued by the Enterprise)
  • Arsenal of Freedom (The crew has to fight the weapons of a long-dead planet in order to rescue Picard and Crusher)
  • Symbiosis (The crew become involved in a dispute between the people of a drug-addicted planet and the people who supply them)
  • Skin of Evil (An evil oil slick-like creature kills Tasha and takes Troi hostage)
  • We’ll Always Have Paris (Michelle Phillips guests as Picard’s old flame, whose husband is having problems with distorted  time)
  • Conspiracy (An alien creature invades Starfleet bodies)
  • The Neutral Zone (The crew meets Romulans after rescuing frozen 20th century people)

Back to top


  • The Child (Troi gets pregnant and has a child by a mysterious alien)
  • Where Silence Has Lease (An alien being wants to experience emotions)
  • Elementary, My Dear Data (Data and Geordi play Sherlock Holmes on the holodeck)
  • The Outrageous Okona (The crew rescue a roguish pilot who is wanted on two planets, and Data learns about humor)
  • Loud As a Whisper (The ship transports a deaf-mute negotiator)
  • The Schizoid Man (An old man steals Data’s body)
  • Unnatural Selctions (Dr. Pulaski investigates a mysterious disease that is rapidly aging colonists)
  • A Matter of Honor (Riker temporarily transfers to a Klingon ship for an officer exchange program)
  • The Measure of a Man (Data is put on trial to determine if Starfleet can take him apart)
  • The Dauphin (Wesley falls for a shape-changing girl)
  • Contagion (The Enterprise and a Romulan ship are attacked by a computer virus)
  • The Royale (The crew finds the remains of a human on a planet modeled after Las Vegas)
  • Time Squared (A double of Picard is found on a shuttlecraft)
  • The Icarus Factor (Riker sees his father and Worf’s friends help him with a Klingon ritual)
  • Pen Pals (Data contacts a little girl on an imperiled planet)
  • Q Who (Q tries to join Starfleet and introduces the Borg)
  • Samaritan Snare (Mentally slow aliens steal Geordi)
  • Up the Long Ladder (A dying race tries to steal DNA from the crew for cloning purposes while the ship is transporting homeless colonists)
  • Manhunt (Troi’s mother looks for a mate)
  • The Emissary (The crew deals with frozen Klingons and meet Worf’s old girlfriend)
  • Peak Performance (The Enterprise engages in wargames)
  • Shades of Grey (Pulaski induces old memories in Riker in order to kill an alien parasite)

Back to top


  • Evolution (An obsessed scientist contends with the crew and Nannites in the computer)
  • The Ensigns of Command (Data functions as negotiator when a planet must be evacuated)
  • The Survivors(Two old people are the only ones left on a planet)
  • Who Watches the Watchers (The crew encounters stone-age vulcans)
  • The Bonding (Worf helps a boy whose mother was killed on a mission)
  • Booby Trap (Geordi and computer girlfriend Dr. Brahms save the ship)
  • The Price (Troi falls for an unethical Betazoid negotiator)
  • The Enemy (Geordi and a Romulan are imperiled on a planet)
  • The Vengeance Factor (Picard helps to negotiate a treaty between two peoples with an ancient feud and an assassin)
  • The Defector (A Romulan defector takes refuge on the ship)
  • The Hunted (Genetically-altered war veterans try to force The Enterprise to help them)
  • The High Ground (Terrorists kidnap Crusher)
  • Deja Q (Q becomes mortal)
  • A Matter of Perspective (Riker stands trial for murder)
  • Yesterday’s Enterprise (Time is altered when an Enterprise from the past appears)
  • The Offspring (Data creates Lall, his “child”)
  • The Sins of the Fathers (Worf and his brother try to prove that their father was not a traitor)
  • Allegiance (A fake Picard is put on the Enterprise while the real one is kidnapped and tested by aliens)
  • Captain’s Holiday (Picard vacations and becomes embroiled in romance and adventure)
  • Tin Man (A very telepathic Betazoid is sent to communicate with a new life form)
  • Hollow Pursuits (A nerdy crewmember gets addicted to holodeck fantasies)
  • The Most Toys (Data is kidnapped by a psycho collector)
  • Sarek (Spock’s father visits)
  • Menage a Trois (Troi and her mother are kidnapped by Ferengi)
  • Transfigurations (An amnesiatic Christ-like being evolves while on the ship)
  • The Best of Both Worlds Part I (The Borg threaten the Federation and kidnap Picard)

Back to top



  • The Best of Both Worlds Part II (The battle with the Borg and the transformed Picard ensues)
  • Family (Picard visits his family and Worf’s parents visit the Enterprise)
  • Brothers (Data and his evil twin meet their creator)
  • Suddenly Human (The crew encounters child abuse of a human boy living among humans)
  • Remember Me (Crusher is trapped in an alternate universe)
  • Legacy (The crew meet Tasha’s sister)
  • Reunion (Worf’s mate and their child appear amidst a Klingon dispute over who will head the Empire)
  • Future Imperfect (Riker thinks he’s lost his memory and that 25 years have passed)
  • Final Mission (Wesley and Picard crash-land on a desert planet)
  • The Loss (Troi loses her telepathic ability)
  • Data’s Day (A day in the life of Data)
  • The Wounded (During peace talks, a captain’s prejudice almost restarts the war with the Cardassians)
  • Devil’s Due (Picard fights a devil woman)
  • Clues (Data lies to the crew to protect them)
  • First Contact (An injured Riker is caught while undercover on an Earth-like planet)
  • Galaxy’s Child (The Enterprise helps an alien give birth and Geordi meets the real Dr. Brahms)
  • Night Terrors (Dream deprivation starts to drive the crew crazy)
  • Identity Crisis (Geordi and another crew member start to turn into alien shadow-creatures)
  • The Nth Degree (Barclay merges with the ship to prevent a crisis)
  • Qpid (Q makes Picard into Robin Hood so he can rescue Vash, Maid Marian)
  • The Drumhead (An ambassador heads a witch hunt for a Romulan spy)
  • Half a Life (Troi’s mother falls for a man condemned to die)
  • The Host (Crusher falls in love with a symbiotic alien ambassador)
  • In Theory (Data tries to fall in love)
  • Minds’ Eye (Geordi is brainwashed by Romulans)
  • Redemption (Picard is asked to be a negotiator in a Klingon dispute)

Back to top


  • Redemption II (Worf leaves to fight in the Klingon civil war while Picard tries to prove that the Romulans are involved)
  • Darmok (Picard is stranded on a planet with a monster and an alien that communicates in metaphor)
  • Ensign Ro (An officer with a bad attitude is brought on board to communicate with the beleagured Bajoran)
  • Silicon Avatar (An obsessed woman wants to kill the crystalline entity that killed her son)
  • Disaster (A disruption in space cripples the Enterprise)
  • The Game (Wesley saves the Enterprise from a mind-enslaving game)
  • Unification (Picard and Data go undercover in the Romulan Empire to find Spock)
  • Unification II (Picard and Data help Spock and an underground Romulan movement try to reunite the Vulcan and Romulan races)
  • A Matter of Time (An annoying historian from the future visits the Enterprise)
  • New Ground (Worf’s son comes to stay with him)
  • Hero Worship (A young boy, the lone survivor of a destroyed ship, tries to emulate Data)
  • Violations (Crewmembers undergo a form of psychic rape by telepathic aliens)
  • The Masterpiece Society (An idealic society is threatened by tremors)
  • Conundrum (The crewmembers lose their memories)
  • Power Play (Troi, Data, and O’Brien are taken over by aliens from a penal colony who hold the ship hostage)
  • Ethics (Worf becomes paralyzed and wants to commit suicide)
  • The Outcast (Riker falls for an androgynous alien)
  • Cause and Effect (The crew is caught in a time loop)
  • The First Duty (When a cadet is killed, Wesley and other cadets lie about the circumstances)
  • Cost of Living (Lwaxana prepares to marry)
  • The Perfect Mate (The Enterprise escorts a mate for a prince)
  • Imaginary Friend (A little girl finds a dangerous playmate)
  • I, Borg (The Enterprise finds a young Borg)
  • The Next Phase (Geordi and Ro turn into “ghosts” on a disabled Romulan ship)
  • The Inner Light (Picard’s mind is planted into that of a man long dead)
  • Time’s Arrow (Data’s head is found on Earth)

Back to top


  • Time’s Arrow II (The crew is threatened by mysterious aliens and Mark Twain on 18th century Earth)
  • Realm of Fear (Barclay thinks he has transporter psychosis)
  • Man of the People (A peace mediator dumps bad psychic energy into Troi)
  • Relics (Scotty is found suspended in a transporter beam)
  • Schisms (Riker and others inexplicably lose sleep and time)
  • True Q (A new officer discovers she’s a Q)
  • Rascals (Three of the officers are transformed into children while Ferengi take over the ship)
  • A Fistful of Datas (Troi, Worf and Alexander are trapped in a wild west scenario in the holodeck during a malfunction)
  • Quality of Life (Data fights for the rights of another mechanical life form)
  • Chain of Command (Picard, Worf and Crusher are assigned to spy in the Cardassian empire and the crew has to deal with a new captain)
  • Chain of Command Part 2 (Picard is tortured by the Cardassians)
  • Ship in a Bottle (Moriarty reappears and takes control of the ship)
  • Aquiel (Geordi falls for an officer who is suspected of being a shape-changing parasite)
  • Face of the Enemy (Troi turns into a Romulan)
  • Tapestry (Picard dies and Q offers to let him live his life over)
  • Birthright Part 1 (Worf and Data search for answers about their “fathers”)
  • Birthright Part 2 (Worf secretly visits a Romulan prison camp)
  • Starship Mine (During a routine cleaning, Picard discovers terrorists aboard the ship)
  • Lessons (Picard falls in love with a new science officer and then must send her into danger)
  • The Chase (Picard searches for missing pieces in a DNA puzzle)
  • Frame of Mind (Riker questions his sanity as he confronts altered realities)
  • Suspicions (Crusher tries to find the murdered among a group of scientists)
  • Rightful Heir (Worf meets the Klingon messiah)
  • Second Chance (The crew finds Riker’s double)
  • Timephase (Picard, Troi, Data, and Geordi come back from leave to find the Enterprise motionless in time)
  • Descent (As the ship battles the Borg, Data experiences emotions)

Back to top


  • Descent, Part 2 (Lore uses Data to torture Geordi, Picard, and Troi while Riker and Crusher try to rescue them and keep the ship from being destroyed by the Borg)
  • Liaisons (While alien ambassadors visit the ship, Picard and one of their race crash on a planet and are held captive by a madwoman)
  • Interface (While using a probe to investigate a crash site, Geordi sees his mother)
  • Gambit Part 1 (The crew investigates Picard’s mysterious death)
  • Gambit Part 2 (Riker and Picard work undercover to stop mercenaries from stealing Romulan artifacts)
  • Phantasms (Data experiences nightmares while awake)
  • Dark Page (Troi’s mother suffers a mental breakdown)
  • Attached (Picard and Crusher are mentally linked)
  • Force of Nature (The crew search for a missing ship in a corridor of space where warp engines are destroying the region)
  • Inheritance (Data meets his “mother”)
  • Parallels (Worf finds his reality changing)
  • The Pegasus (Riker’s former captain risks the Enterprise in the Neutral Zone to find their old ship)
  • Homeward (Worf’s step-brother violates the Prime Directive by bringing the members of a primitive race aboard the Enterprise)
  • Sub Rosa (After attending the funeral of her grandmother, Dr. Crusher falls in love with an ancient Scottish “ghost”)
  • Lower Decks (Four junior officers are up for promotion while the Enterprise is on a secret mission near the Cardassian border)
  • Thine Own Self (Data loses his memory on a primitive planet and Troi becomes a commander)
  • Masks (A strange comet gives Data multiple personalities and transforms the ship into an alien city)
  • Eye of the Beholder (After a crewman commits suicide, Troi has psychic visions)
    Genesis (While Data and Picard are off the ship, the rest of the crew de-evolves into primitives)
  • Journey’s End (Wesley interferes when the Enterprise has orders to move a Native American colony off its planet for the Cardassians)
  • Firstborn (A mysterious Klingon visits Worf and Alexander while the Enterprise tracks down B’etor and Lursa)
  • Bloodlines (A Ferengi from Picard’s past vows revenge on the son he never knew he had)
  • Emergence (The ship tries to create life, which affects the crew and the holodeck) (very end is missing)
  • Preemptive Strike (Ro Laren is recruited to infiltrate the Maquis)
  • All Good Things (Picard finds himself hurtling uncontrollably from the past to the present to the future and back again)

Back to top

From Jeff:  Movies featuring the TNG cast

“Star Trek: Generations” Picard and his crew fight against a crazy scientist name Soran who is trying to get the Nexus by destroying stars. Picard, trapped in the Nexus with Soran, gets the presumed-dead Captain Kirk to help him go back in time and stop Soran.

“Star Trek: First Contact” While defending Earth from the Borg, the Enterprise goes back in time to keep them from interfering with the first time the Vulcans landed (to make first contact), in order to change history and take over the Earth when its more vulnerable.

“Star Trek: Insurrection” While helping to rescue Data, who malfunctioned while observing inhabitants of a peaceful planet, Picard uncovers a plot from some top Federation officers (and some neighboring aliens) to force them off the planet and mine it for its fountain of youth qualities (thus destroying the planet).

“Star Trek: Nemesis” Riker and Troi are married, and an earlier version of Data, B-4, is discovered. Dying Romulan rebel Shinzon, a young clone of Picard, tries to kidnap Picard and use his blood to save his life as well as destroy life on Earth.

Back to top


Picard and Q (with Geordi and Tasha in the background) on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page

Y&R Transcript Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript


Y&R logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

Victor: Whatever you’re reading must be very engrossing.

Victoria: [ Sighing ] Daddy, you scared me. What are you doing here so late? Is everything okay?

Victor: That depends, my dear. We have some unfinished business. And this time, you will not walk out on me.

Audra: If I knew I was going to have a few cocktails, I would have had a burger for dinner instead of a salad.

Kyle: Unfortunately, the best cheeseburger spot in town is already closed.

Audra: Oh, then it can’t be the best because that would be the one you can get when you’re starving at midnight.

Kyle: Okay, fair enough, but if you want the best culinary experience, you will try my recommendation during normal business hours.

Audra: Well, are you gonna tell me where it is, or do I just have to eat my way through all of the burger joints in genoa city?

Kyle: How about one more round? And then I’ll reveal the location.

[ Audra sighing ]

Audra: Are you bribing me?

Kyle: Just enjoying your company.

Audra: I don’t know. Could it really be that good?

Kyle: Hmm. Come here.

Audra: Oh, yeah?

Kyle: Mm-hmm. It’s better then you can imagine.

Audra: Oh. Okay. But on one condition.

[ Kyle inhaling ]

Kyle: I don’t know if I should risk bargaining with, uh, an admitted ambitious, “ultra-achiever” like yourself. Seems like I won’t have the upper hand.

Audra: I’m not that threatening.

Kyle: Okay. Okay. What are your terms?

Audra: I buy the next round and you indulge my choice of conversation.

Kyle: What’s your topic?

Audra: It’s time to get a little more personal.

Ashley: “Jabot announces diane jenkins as it’s new chief talent officer.” Oh, my god. You did it, jackie. You really did it.

Diane: I am ready for a date with my handsome fiancé.

Jack: Wow, you look absolutely gorgeous, but then you’re stunning when you wake up.

[ Diane laughing ]

Diane: Your ability to say that with a straight face is one of the many things I love about you.

Jack: No, I can say that because it’s true.

Diane: Your charm is another one of those things.

Jack: I cannot wait to toast your new position.

Diane: I can’t believe it’s really happening.

Jack: Oh, believe it. I just saw it online.

Diane: Really? I’m surprised we haven’t heard ashley scream.

Jack: Well, ashley’s out. With any luck, we will not see her today.

[ Doorbell ringing ] Billy. Uh, is something wrong?

Billy: Yeah, there’s something wrong, jack. What the hell is going on with this press release about diane’s new job and why is it the first time I’m hearing about it online? Did you approve this? Did you consult with anyone before giving her this promotion?

Trelegy for copd.

Announcer: Additional sponsorship provided by…

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: All right, well, if the topic is nick’s leave of absence, then, um, I’m having a drink and I assume that you’ll join me.

Victor: Your mother and i were concerned about your reaction during our earlier conversation.

Victoria: You mean because I walked out on you?

Victor: Yes. We seem to have struck a nerve.

Victoria: [ Sighing ] Daddy, I was in the middle of handling other business issues when you and mom started questioning my decisions.

Victor: Your unilateral decision to replace your brother and put nate in this position. It’s not just business.Other d i have questions about that.

Victoria: Do you know how frustrating it is? Having my executive moves scrutinized when I have so much else on my plate.

Victor: And yet you said that if I didn’t like your decision, I could let you go.

Victoria: Daddy, I just said that in the heat of the moment. I don’t sincerely want you to fire me from the company.

Victor: So then I assume you have cooled off. So, let’s talk.

Victoria: Have you or mom considered that maybe this has hit me emotionally as well? Thinking about my sweet little niece being kidnapped and having explosives s– strapped to her body. I mean, I can only imagine how traumatizing this must have been for nicholas. That’s why I am insisting that he take some time off to recover from this.

Victor: But sweetheart, your brother can make that decision on his own. You don’t have to make it for him.

Victoria: Look, I’m sorry if this decision that I’ve made has upset you. I didn’t mean for that to happen, but dad, he’s been through hell. And as much as I don’t want to even talk about it, you have to remember what happened with ashland.

Victor: It’s on the forefront of my mind.

Victoria: Well, then you will remember that nick’s emotional reaction to killing him crept up on him slowly. He made it seem like it didn’t affect him at all, but it did. It affected him a lot. And I’m just trying to give him a little time to deal with the fallout from all of that without having to feel like he has to hide what he’s going through to protect his job. Look. [ Sighing ] Nick will come back when he is ready and strong and centered.

Victor: How did he react to your decision?

Victoria: I haven’t heard from him since I’ve told him, but I assume and hope that he’s made the decision to use the time well.

[ Victor sighing ]

Victor: All right. Now, let’s talk about nate hastings.

Jack: I had the announcement drafted and sent out by our pr team myself.

Billy: Well, that’s one less cause of alarm that I could check off the list because for a second there, I thought maybe somebody hacked into our system for the sole purpose of causing corporate upheaval.

Jack: It’s a little bit dramatic, don’t you think?

Billy: Not as dramatic as the other possibility. That you just detonated a bomb that is going to cause a family war.

Diane: Billy, I can assure you, you don’t need to feel threatened by that.

Billy: Is that right, diane? Look, there are lines being crossed right now. I hope you realize that we just had a family meeting about it. This is the exact thing traci just warned us against.

Jack: I am ceo of jabot. This is my decision to make.

Billy: Right, and I really wish that you would have talked to your co-ceo before making this decision, jack. But what I’m really worried about is that you don’t seem to have any ethical obligation to warning your family before you hire your fiancé into a c-suite position.

Jack: Diane, why don’t you head to the club and get us a table? And I don’t need you to be subjected to billy’s overreaction or anything else he might regret saying. It won’t take long.

Diane: No problem.

Billy: I suggest you grab an appetizer, diane. This might take longer than jack thinks.

[ Diane scoffing ]

[ Door shutting ] Go ahead, jack. Explain yourself and I really hope this is good.

Kyle: Thank you. I was enjoying our non-personal conversation. Why ruin a good thing?

Audra: Don’t worry. I’m not gonna grill you about whatever turmoil you’re in right now.

Kyle: Is it that obvious?

Audra: Well, I mean, I just– you know, I assume that when someone so invested in keeping the conversation light, it’s because they’re avoiding some darker feelings. That, and our growing bar tab.

Kyle: Hmm. Perceptive. So why not indulge me in a little more light chit chat?

Audra: Hmm. Look, I want to be a friendly ear, but I can only talk about cheeseburgers for so long.

[ Kyle laughing ] Besides, you got me to open up about my life in genoa city when we first had drinks, so I think it’s only fair that I’m allowed to hear a little bit more about the man underneath that very freshly pressed suit.

Kyle: Whoo, whoo, whoo. Are you calling me uptight?

Audra: No, I just, you know, noted that you’re a man who continues to present a well-kept facade to the world while claiming his personal life is falling apart. You’re the one who used the word uptight.

Kyle: Well, I am the ceo of marchetti. Appearances matter.

Audra: And you get an a+ in that category. You know, I wonder what your grade will be in “fun-loving.”

Kyle: Well, with time and responsibility comes structure and discipline.

Audra: Uh, that’s a solid c-.

[ Both laughing ]

Kyle: If you knew my past, you’d give me a higher score.

Audra: Are you asking me to grade you on a curve?

Kyle: I’m just saying I partied with the best of them.

Audra: Oh, I don’t know. I’m going to need some details. Are we talking broke into the family liquor cabinet for a few sips of scotch and stayed out a few minutes past curfew? Because if that’s all you’ve got, no.

Kyle: Ooh, hey, now. I can do better than that.

Audra: Okay.

Kyle: Try raided the liquor cabinet of the richest guy in new york city.

Audra: Uh-huh.

Kyle: And had an affair with his wife.”

Audra: Kyle abbott. I’m shocked. Hm. There might be hope for you after all.

Kyle: There you go. Moderate to severe eczema

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: There is nothing to discuss about nate.

Victor: I disagree. You never answered the question your mother and I had. About whether nate’s influenced your decision to have nicholas take a leave for absence.

Victoria: He absolutely did not. It was my call to insist that nick take a step away and my decision to have nate step in. As a matter of fact, he challenged me on it.

Victor: [ Scoffing ] Really?

Victoria: Why would you have an issue with nate picking up the slack? I don’t see why you would oppose it. You have always showed an interest in his new career and you’ve praised his work at newman media.

Victor: We’re talking about two different issues. Your brother doesn’t trust him.

Victoria: That’s because he’s wary of what happened at chancellor-winters and with elena. And I understand his concern. I do. But I’m the one who’s working with nate.

Victor: Don’t try to pull the wool over my eyes. I’ve been around for too long. You don’t just work with nate. You have a personal relationship with him. How the hell can that not influence your judgment in business?

Victoria: Daddy, nate is an asset to this company and I trust him completely. Can’t you trust me?

[ Victor sighing ]

Jack: I understand you feel left out of this decision to promote diane to the new position.

Billy: No, jack, let me be clear, this is not about me being left out of the loop. I don’t think you realize how certain people are going to see this. It’s not going to be good.

Jack: By certain people, I assume you mean ashley.

Billy: Yes, ashley, abby, anyone else on the board. Anyone else that works for jabot, jack. I mean, you handed your fiancé an executive position without going through the proper protocol.

Jack: I am aware of that. I made a judgment call and I stand by it. I didn’t want to hear endless counter arguments from ashley and you and everyone else. I’ve heard enough badmouthing of diane to last me a lifetime.

Billy: So your solution to that is to circumvent us? To go behind our back.

Jack: You’re making it sound a lot more devious than it was.

Billy: No, jack, you don’t understand how incendiary this move is. You basically backed us into a corner. You realize that? We either go along with diane’s promotion or we don’t and we cause public outcry, which in turn weakens the company. We go along with your whim or we damage the boat.

Jack: Hold on. This is not a whim. I am ceo of jabot. This is well within my power as it was to bring you on board as my co-ceo, by the way. I don’t remember posting that job or interviewing other candidates. Why is that okay for you and not for diane?

Billy: Because I’m an abbott, jack.

Jack: And she’s about to be one. Everybody ought to get used to that. Diane and I are getting married. Diane is being promoted. End of story.

Billy: No, it’s not the end of story. What you just did guarantees that it does not end here.

Jack: It does if I say it does.

Billy: You know, this is exactly what ashley said was going to happen and I thought she was overreacting. I said, “there’s no way that jack is going to do something so brash with diane.” Jack, you have launched a missile directly at ashley and you were about to cause all-out war for jabot.

Ashley: Oh, yeah, everything’s in place. I’m definitely pulling the trigger. Just a few details I want to discuss with you. Okay, I’ll text you later. Bye.

Diane: Hello, ashley.

Ashley: Well, hi. Aren’t you out past your bedtime?

[ Diane scoffing ]

Diane: I’m meeting jack here for dinner.

Ashley: Special occasion? I mean, you just kind of look like you put in a little bit more effort. Oh, wait, I know. I read that announcement. You are jabot’s new chief talent officer.

Diane: So you heard the news.

Ashley: Oh, yeah. Read it online, where I just love to get all the family company updates. You must be thrilled. Everything’s coming together for you, huh, diane?

Audra: An affair with a married woman.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Audra: I’m assuming since you’re telling me, the husband found out.

Kyle: You know, it’s common knowledge now since it resulted in my son, harrison, but something tells me you already knew that.

Audra: Um, look, I admit I did a little internet deep dive on you since our last drink.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Audra: But I didn’t know a whole lot about you other than the fact that you’re married to my ex’s sister. Um, whoops, I veered into the too personal, didn’t I?

[ Laughing ] Look, okay, I’ll make it up to you by topping your, uh, liquor cabinet sex story with… sex in a helicopter.

Kyle: Whoa, whoa. I did not see that coming. That’s impressive.

Audra: Mm-hmm.

Kyle: But engaging with the pilot seems a little dangerous.

Audra: Well, kyle, I’m not afraid of a little danger.

Kyle: Mm-hmm. But you lived to tell the tale, so I’m guessing it was with a passenger.

Audra: Hm. Handsome and smart.

[ Both chuckling ] You know, when we first had drinks, you pegged me as an overachiever.

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Audra: But my achievements are not confined to the boardroom. I got a few moves.

Kyle: I bet you do. How about you show me some? Come on.

Audra: All right.

Kyle: I clearly need a little extra credit in the “fun-loving” category.

Audra: Yeah. Anything to help.

[ Both chuckling ] Oh. My late father-in-law lit up a room,

Victoria: When you made me ceo of newman enterprises, you put your trust in me to run the family company. I know that trust was challenged after what happened with ashland, but I had felt that we’d gotten past that. I hope you still trust me, dad. Even if you don’t agree with every decision that I make.

Nate: Is it late enough for a sample of that new bourbon I brought you? Oh, victor. Sorry if I’m interrupting. I didn’t realize you were here.

Victor: That’s all right, nate.

Nate: Victoria and i have been working late on a new project for the real estate division.

Victoria: And nate must have something pressing to talk with me about. Daddy, I’m sure you want to head back to the ranch, don’t you?

Victor: I’m not going anywhere, sweetheart. So, why don’t you give nate and me a moment alone, all right?

Victoria: Um, I do need to check in with the technology team, but I’ll be right back.

Victor: Nate, would you kindly close the door? And now, why don’t you pour yourself a glass of that bourbon?

Nate: Before I do, victor, I want to assure you that I am up for this challenge. Victoria’s asked me to step in for nick while he’s out and I am happy to do so. I intend to impress not just victoria, but you, nikki, and nick, too.

Jack: There will be no war at jabot.

Billy: That is wishful thinking, jack. Ashley is hell-bent on turning the rest of jabot against diane. She’s not gonna stop trying to recruit board members. And what you just did was give her ammunition to prove that diane is infiltrating jabot at a very high level.

Jack: You let me handle ashley.

Billy: Jack, you cannot defend this move. I mean, she’s not qualified.

Jack: I am not going to defend diane’s curriculum vitae to anyone.

Billy: You’re gonna have to come up with a motive, okay? You’re gonna have to figure this out because tucker is coming. He’s got something going on with ashley, there’s no doubt about that. And he has got a lot more experience than diane does.

Jack: I’m not going to worry about tucker right now. He’s on the outside, we’re on the inside.

Billy: Until they get married and they do the exact same thing you just did!

Jack: This is a hypothetical, billy. How about now? Right now, as my co-ceo, do you have my back?

Billy: So, now you want my–

Jack: And diane’s?

Billy: It is very important for you to know that I do not approve of these methods.

Jack: Message received.

Billy: Because you are my brother and because I am co-ceo of this company, yeah. I have your back.

Jack: Thank you. And diane?

Billy: I will say yes until she gives me a reason to say no.

Diane: As a matter of fact, my life feels very much untracked these days. No complaints, although, I’m sure that you will point out a few things that I should be concerned about.

Ashley: No. None that I can tell. Boy, this must be a dream job for you. Working side by side with jack, planning a wedding. You are going to be one busy girl.

Diane: Funny, I would have thought you’d be more upset by the announcement.

Ashley: Oh, well, let’s be real. I’m not thrilled. But don’t worry, I’m not going to throw an embarrassing tantrum. Actually, my life is taking me in a different direction.

Diane: Oh, really? Really? What direction is that? East perhaps? Maybe paris with tucker?

Ashley: [ Laughing ] No. No, that’s funny. Nope. Nope. Nope. No travel plans.

Diane: Then what?

Ashley: You know, it’s a surprise, you know? You’ll find out soon enough.

Diane: Oh, so this is some new ploy of yours.

Ashley: You’re so paranoid. I think all I’ve done is congratulate you.

Diane: Yes, and that’s why I’m so suspicious.

Ashley: Well, I have to admit, I do get a kick out of being able to get under your skin. Is that bad?

Kyle: It’s getting late. I need to head home.

Audra: Uh… right, um, me– me too. I have a big day tomorrow.

[ Clearing throat ] Big things are happening at work.

Kyle: Ah, yeah. I didn’t even ask you about how things are in newman.

Audra: Oh, it’s all good. Uh, this was a nice distraction. Mm-hmm.

Kyle: For me too. You took my mind off of… things.

Audra: Things. Yeah. Well, I’m happy to help. I– I’ll walk you out, yeah? Oh, you’re not– you’re not driving, are you?

Kyle: No, no. I’ll– I’ll get a cab.

Audra: Oh, good. Lucky me, I don’t have to drive or wait for a taxi. Living upstairs has its perks. My a1c was up here; now, it’s down with rybelsus.

Announcer: The young and the restless will continue.

Nate: I take it from your silence, you have similar feelings to nick about victoria asking me to step in. That I’m after his job. I am fully aware that helping out at newman is a temporary thing. As soon as nick is ready to return, I will gladly be back at newman media.

Victor: Well… if you’re truly acting in the interest of our company, then I have even more respect for you.

Nate: I am. I promise. There is no power grab going on. What I tried to do at chancellor-winters, I fully regret. I have no intentions of making a mistake like that ever again.

Victor: If you do, you know I’ll find out. And then… I’ll be your enemy. I don’t wish that on anyone. Are we clear?

Jack: Sorry, I’m late. Uh, everything all right?

Diane: Oh, everything’s just fine. Oh, look, I think our table’s ready.

Ashley: I’ll leave you to it.

Diane: Yeah.

Jack: Given billy’s reaction, I thought maybe, I was walking into a battle.

Diane: No, I was braced for the same, but thank you. Ashley was surprisingly civil.

Jack: No bitter tirade? Well, maybe, we got lucky and she hasn’t read the press release yet.

Diane: Well, that’s what’s so surprising. She has read it, but she had no vitriolic response whatsoever, just her usual tired sarcasm.

Jack: Why does that make me more nervous?

Diane: Yeah, she did kind of hint that she had some new plan going on.

Jack: Any idea what?

Diane: No, she was kind of cagey about it. You know, maybe, she’s just bluffing, trying to save face.

Jack: Well, I don’t think so. According to billy, she’s still making her backdoor efforts to bring the board onto her side.

Diane: What if the board isn’t behind my new position?

Jack: That will not be an issue if she does not have a majority yet. There will be no coup.

Diane: That’s good. So, how did things go with billy? I hope the conversation didn’t get ugly. Or should I say uglier.

Jack: I’m sorry you had to hear any of that. Yeah, it got a– a little tense. Billy warned me that I am just fueling ashley’s anger and her conspiracy theory she’s trying to spread about us. But he did not threaten to go to her side. No, he’s still behind us for now.

Diane: Then, we need to do whatever we can to keep it that way.

Kyle: Thanks again for distracting me tonight.

Audra: Oh, uh, it wasn’t a chore, um I enjoyed, you know, hearing about your bad boy adventures in new york.

Kyle: I’m sure you have more stories to tell.

Audra: Oh, yeah, I do.

[ Audra laughing ] You know, I think we both had a wild streak when we were younger.

Kyle: Wow, I haven’t always been this well-pressed.

Audra: Oh, yeah?

Kyle: Mm-hmm.

Audra: I wonder if there’s any of that bad boy left in you.

Kyle: Oh, I’m sure he’s in here somewhere. I’ve had him bottled up for a while.

Audra: Yeah, I’m sure he’s buried in there pretty deep.

Kyle: What makes you say that?

Audra: Well, the fact that your tie is still perfectly knotted, you know, after a night of cocktails and dancing.

[ Kyle grunting ]

Kyle: One loosened tie and one unbuttoned… top button.

Audra: It’s better. Uh, you know, maybe, that– that that boy is still in there after all.

[ Audra chuckling ] Even when I was with the people I love,

Nate: You’re warning is crystal clear. And I know you don’t make idle threats. I promise my intentions are pure, and not just because I care about protecting my job here. I care about victoria outside of our work relationship. I’m sure you have some concerns there as well.

Victor: You bet.

Nate: But like I told victoria, I want her to be able to lean on me personally as well as professionally, and I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize that.

Victor: That’s good to hear.

Nate: I have nothing but admiration and respect for you and victoria and nick. I’m sad nick doesn’t feel he can trust me.

Victor: You used to be friends.

Nate: Yeah, he said, uh, the only way to win back their trust was to refuse the interim coo position.

Victor: Mm-hmm. And yet, you jumped at the position.

Nate: I didn’t decide this lightly. I– I carefully considered nick’s request… but in the end, I didn’t think it was fair to victoria.

Victor: I see.

Nate: She believes in me, victor. She thinks I can be useful during this time, and she is ceo of newman. So, I’ll have to live with nick’s anger and distrust of me until I can find some other way to win him over. And I suspect, you would have done the same if you were in my shoes, just starting out.

Victor: You’re probably right about that.

Victoria: Well, would you listen to that? Daddy agreeing with you. I hope that means that nate has eased all of your doubts.

Ashley: What are you doing here all alone? Is that pie?

Billy: It is pie. I came by to see jack, and of course, went into the kitchen to say hi to mrs. Martinez–

Ashley: And she forced you to have pie.

Billy: Yes, she did.

Ashley: It’s good.

Billy: She told me to take a piece home, but I didn’t make it very far.

Ashley: I can see.

Billy: I was hoping to run into you.

[ Billy sighing ] So? What’s going on?

[ Ashley scoffing ]

Ashley: Yeah, don’t be coy. I saw the press release. I’m surprised, but not shocked. Did you write it?

Billy: No. Of course, I didn’T. I was just as shocked as you were

Ashley: I bet. Considering you so vehemently dismissed the concerns I had about this very real possibility.

Billy: Yeah, I was wrong.

Ashley: Uh-huh.

Billy: I’m sure it sent you into a tizzy. Glad you had a little bit of time to cool down.

Ashley: I’m tizzy-free.

Billy: Right.

Ashley: I am. I gave up on the war, billy. It’s too exhausting. I should have listened to you from the very beginning.

Billy: I don’t believe you. What do you got going on?

Jack: So, what do you want to eat?

Diane: Uh, you know what? I don’t care, you pick for me.

Jack: Since when do you not care what you order?

Diane: Since I am too distracted by ashley’s “new leaf.” I don’t buy it for a second.

Jack: I’m going to order a steak for me. And how about a caesar salad for you?

Diane: Jack. Jack, this is important. We need to protect jabot. If billy said that ashley has already talked to abby and traci, then we need to talk to the non-family members of the board. In fact, you know them better than I do, so you should be the one that talks to them without me, so I don’t exacerbate the situation. And you should set those meetings for tomorrow morning. You need to get ahead of any questions or criticisms about how you announce my new position.

Jack: I don’t need to defend myself or you to anyone.

Diane: Well, of course, you don’t, you don’T. But we need to nip any of this in the bud. You know there’s going to be gossip. And– and how will this affect kyle and summer? I don’t want them pooled into some sort of corporate family feud. That’s not going to do their marriage any favors, especially if kyle ends up defending me and then summer feels threatened by my new position.

Jack: I got an idea.

Diane: Well, good, because I am all out of ideas for how to help them. You know, the last few I’ve tried really haven’t worked. So, what is it?

Jack: So, let’s not talk about any of our troubles for the rest of the evening.

Diane: And how will that help them?

Jack: It won’t help them, but I’ll get to have a nice, quiet, romantic time with my beautiful fiancée talking about our wedding and our honeymoon and how nice it is to just sit here, and look at each other and be so in love.

Diane: Jack, you deserve that and more. You know, these last few months have been really hard on you. And you’ve done everything for me. So, yes, I think that’s a wonderful idea.

[ Jack chuckling ]

Kyle: Well, I should get that cab.

Audra: Hmm, yeah, I should, um… probably go take a shower and get into bed.

Kyle: Sounds like a great idea.

Audra: Well, good night. I had a lovely time.

Kyle: Thank you.

[ Audra sighing ]

Diane: Jack, what’s wrong? You okay? Febreze!

[ Victoria sighing ]

Victoria: So, should I pour myself another bourbon so that we can toast nate helping us out in nick’s absence?

Victor: Well, I’m going to head home. But just know… that I’m going to keep a close eye on things around here.

Victoria: I would expect nothing less.

Nate: Nor would I. Have a good night.

Victoria: Good night, daddy.

Victor: Good night.

Victoria: So what did you and my father talk about?

Nate: He made it clear he’s aware of me trying to make a power grab by stepping in for nick. But I think I got him to warm to the idea.

Victoria: Ah, I was afraid that’s what it was about. He was grilling me about my decision before you got here. But I hope that now, he finally understands that this is my choice. And it’s the right one.

Nate: You are brilliant. How could your judgment be wrong?

Victoria: If we’ve won my father over, then we’re both brilliant.

Billy: There’s something going on. You got that gleam in your eye.

Ashley: You’re right. I was thinking about getting my own piece of pie.

Billy: Unfortunately, this is the last piece.

Ashley: Darn it.

Billy: So, why don’t you go ahead and start spilling?

Ashley: I have something up my sleeve, but it’s not nefarious. It’s benign. I think it’s a positive.

Billy: And you’re not gonna tell me what it is?

Ashley: Not on your life.

[ Billy sighing ]

Billy: Which makes me even more suspicious, ashley. God, I really hope you know what you’re doing.

Diane: Jack, what is it? You look upset.

Jack: You know what? Let’s go down to the lounge, have a dance, come on.

Diane: We haven’t even ordered yet and you said you were starving.

Jack: I– I don’t want to spoil this evening.

Diane: Okay, wait a minute. Don’t– don’t do that. Don’t not tell me something, because you think it will upset me. It’s not who we are. That’s not how I want this marriage to work.

Jack: You’re right. I just saw our son walk upstairs.

Diane: Kyle? What’s he doing here?

Jack: I think he got himself a hotel room.

Diane: Oh, no, that means that he and summer had another fight, which is all my fault.

Jack: Wait, it’s not your fault. They have issues to work out. They are their issues. Diane, this is why I almost didn’t mention it.

Diane: I just don’t like that he’s running away from his problems. I just wish there was something we could do to help them work through everything.

Jack: Yeah, maybe, one more night apart will remind them how much they need each other.

Back to the Y&R Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Y&R cast animation


GH Transcript Wednesday, June 28, 2023

General Hospital Transcript


GH logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


What are you thinking, my love? Are you going to give me a thrill, go for another dip in the pool? Uh, no. No, I couldn’t possibly. You know, what do they say — that 20-minute rule after you eat? Something like that. After you eat? You haven’t touched your burger.

[ Sighs ] That’s true. But I absolutely devoured your hummingbird cake. You know what? Hm? You are my hummingbird cake.

[ Sighs ] Okay. What is it, lucy? What’s wrong? Why do I get the feeling something’s weighing on you? Whoa. Is the storm over, or should I hide under the desk? Hi, brook lynn. I am sorry it’s so messy in here, but my assistant just quit so she could “find herself,” whatever that means. So now I find myself drowning in the extra work that comes with the success of our company. I don’t even know if I’m going to have time to eat lunch. Well, I had a feeling, so I brought lunch to you. Didn’t you say that you and lulu used to have lunch together all the time back in the day? Yeah, we did. That’s so sweet of you. Thank you. Hey, didn’t you ask to have today off? What are you doing here? Aunt tracy! Scout. Wow. I’m — I’m sorry. Leo’s not here. Olivia took him to the park. Or if you’re looking for our resident horse whisperer, I think he’s probably out mounting a defense for something else he’s done. At least that’s what I would bet on. Well, we’re — we’re not actually here for my mother or for cody. Oh, well, to what do we owe this visit? I asked them to bring my daughter to see me. Hey. Hi. How was the pool? It was fine. I saw dex, and i got to catch up with trina. Oh, great. Why didn’t you stay there? Well, trina had things to do, and I wanted to check on you. I’m fine. How could you be? The judge giving drew three years? Not in spring ridge, but in pentonville? When there’s a deal in place? What’s the judge’s problem? I don’t even know where to begin. Apparently, judge kim saw an opportunity to be tough on a so-called “privileged defendant.” If by “privileged,” you mean “decorated navy seal” who — who just helped save a bunch of people from victor cassadine in greenland. That doesn’t count for anything? Judge kim didn’t want the public to think that drew was going to get away with a white-collar crime because he had done some heroic things. But three years? And no one even got hurt? I-I don’t even know what to say. Yeah, you do. So you should say it. You think I made a huge mistake by not turning in sonny. I appreciate you sending your goon away, but I would have appreciated even more if you’d called him off before he tracked me down and manhandled me back here.

[ Stammers ] Nobody — nobody wants to hurt anyone. It’s just, sonny is worried about you. Yeah, well, I’m not a problem for you anymore. In fact, I’m not a problem for anyone in this town anymore. So if you’ll excuse me, I got a train to catch. You’re not going anywhere. Avery?! Avery, where are you?! Ms. Jerome, we’re here to help. What are we dealing with? Someone’s taken my daughter. Yeah, everything’s taken care of.

It’s no secret what i think.I mean, do you regret not giving the feds the evidence against sonny? No. It’s a line I can never cross. But I do see the consequences to drew, and I can understand why you would say, “I told you so.” That’s not really our style, is it? Calling each other out like that? I mean, probably because we agree on most things. Except this. Listen, I may never 100% agree with you about sonny, but I’ve had a change of heart since the last time we talked about him. I mean, what you said really opened my eyes. I think I have been a little too focused on defending you and protecting dex. I…think I did lose my way a bit. But, to be clear, I just — I cannot forgive him completely for what he did to our family. But if you and michael are willing to let go of your anger, then so can I. I mean, at least for avery and donna’s sake.

[ Whispering ] That makes me so happy, josslyn.

[ Chuckles ] I think I just struggle because sonny, I mean, he’s just guilty of so much, but he gets to walk around free, and now drew’s going to prison for three years. Scout has already been without her father, and she’s about to lose him again. Sam must be going crazy about this. Thanks for the hug. Hey, guess what? I saw a bunch of new flowers in monica’s garden. They just sprouted up. They’re so beautiful. Maybe dante would love to see those. Sure, daddy. Yeah, go show him. Yeah, let’s do it. This way. Alright. Thanks. I’m, uh, sorry I couldn’t be at your hearing yesterday. It’s probably a good thing. It wasn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser. Wait, what am I missing? You didn’t see the news? Obviously not. Some of us can’t watch the news 24/7. What happened at the hearing? Well, the judge rejected the plea deal. Instead of six months at spring ridge, I got three years in pentonville. That’s unconscionable. That is a miscarriage of justice. I agree, but it’s what the judge imposed and I plan to comply. The real question is, how are we going to break this to our daughter? I thought I would come in and help out with the social. You know, so many people are engaging with the brand online now because of the deceptor. Are sales really that crazy? Oh, brook lynn, you have no idea. What are you looking at? The shared-drive file that shows all the various products that we’re selling. You can see over the last three weeks, we’ve had to up the number of deceptor units we’ve produced, and we’re still selling out. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m sure there’s a limit. We’ve just not reached it yet. That’s really amazing. I mean, you guys have obviously hit a sweet spot. The more you sell, the more word of mouth, the higher the engagement. Good. Yeah, the difficult part is, it’s just hard to keep up. I have not had time to find a new place to live. You’re looking for a house? I’m a mother of three kids. I think I’ve made a two-bedroom apartment work for a really long time.

[ Chuckling ] Yeah. I need a bigger house with a backyard, and, honestly, it’s something I should’ve done years ago. Well, especially because you’ve been raking in the dough for quite some time now.

[ Chuckles ] So why do you think you haven’t? Um… …’cause of nathan. I see where this is going. Just for the record, sonny, I borrowed your computer last night and did some online research about you. Oh, quite the eye-opener. I’m sure it was. You didn’t mention that you had a kid with olivia. Yeah, it was a long time ago. His name’s dante. He’s a police detective. He’s grown up with a family of his own. You also didn’t mention that, uh, well, you have this professional reputation. Are you going to break my legs now if I don’t stay here in port charles and keep olivia happy? Olivia and I have a lot of history. It’s surprising how far I’d be willing to go for her. But I know olivia. She would want her husband in one piece. Now, as far as my professional reputation, some of the stories are true, some are not true. But on that note, I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Thanks. Alright, tell me what happened from the beginning. Avery was with me. You’re her nanny, correct? Yes. Pilar rodriguez. Avery loves this spot. We come here at least twice a week. I turned my back for one second, and she was gone. Okay. Williams, can you take ms. Rodriguez’s statement? We’re losing time, right? They say that the first 24 hours after a kidnapping is the most important. Isn’t that what they say? It’s possible that avery just wandered off. Look, I did it all the time when I was a kid. I drove my dad nuts. At this point, there’s — there’s no reason to believe that avery was kidnapped. Oh, you don’t understand. I have every reason in the world to believe someone kidnapped her. And why’s that?

You probably didn’t find this when you were doing your research last night, but I have connections to every industry in port charles. Music venues, radio stations, even boutique record labels near charles street. Okay. You got my attention. Now, I can’t make you be part of the quartermaine family, but because olivia and brook lynn are so important to me, as long as you stick around port charles and you let them know that you’re nearby and safe, I may introduce you to the right people. And who knows? They may even sign you to a record label. But the offer only stands if you stay in town. What do you say? Ava, do you have a reason to believe someone would want to hurt your daughter? If mason lays one finger on avery, I’ll kill him. You refuse to accept how ruthless mason is. There’s no one who’s off-limits. I mean, avery’s father is — is sonny corinthos. He has too many enemies to count, right? That makes all of his kids targets. That includes avery. You can’t just assume that she wandered off. Okay, I’m going to call this in and get a pcpd missing child alert. We’re going to find her. Promise.

[ Sighs ] Sonny. Hey, you two. Look at this. This is amazing. I had no idea you were going to be at the pool today. What a wonderful coincidence. Well, it was sort of a last-minute thing. I mean, I’ve got some paid days off coming, and, out of the blue, felicia insisted that I spend one of them enjoying the pool. We insist that you join us. Please. You know, mac, I have had my mind set on a poolside piña colada all morning long. Would you get one for me, please? Coming up. Thank you. That sounds absolutely yummy. Um, could I have a poolside piña colada, too, please? You still got half your first one.

[ Scoffs ] Look at this.

[ Laughs ] Mmm. Mmm-mmm-mmm. They just disappear so fast. Where do they go? Please? Okay. Hey, also, it would give you a chance to maybe bond with mac. Bond with mac? That’s important because…? Because mac and felicia are my best friends. And ever since I got divorced from doc, I just haven’t been as close to them. I mean, you know, you lose out on those couple outings and it would mean so much to me if the two of you hit it off. So please maybe have small talk at the bar, get us some lounges, pretty please? Your wish is my command. Mac. Two more large ones. Okay, lucy, the coast is clear. Shall we discuss why you really asked me here? I’m so rry. I didn’t mean tobring up an emotional subject. No, no, it’s fine. My apartment, it’s just — it’s where nathan and I met. On new year’s eve.

[ Breathes sharply ] He showed up to sublet it, and I was leaving town. We talked for a few minutes and then went our separate ways. Looking back, it — it was the night that changed my life. And then nathan and i fell in love. And that apartment is where we shared our life together. That’s also where nina and i planned his funeral. Never thought of it that way. I know when I move into a house, I’m going to make memories with my kids there. Great memories. But I’m not going to make any new memories with nathan. My apartment, it’s become like an adult emotional support blanket.

[ Voice breaking ] I’m afraid to let it go. Well, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. But sometimes change can be good, right? Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, look at us. Can you even remember a time when we couldn’t stand each other?

[ Laughs ] And now you’re bailey’s second mom, and I trust you with my life. You really shouldn’T. Tracy: Drew, I know we don’t have any use for each other, but my brother is turning over in his grave about this. Tracy, there’s nothing to do about it now. Wrong. You can change your plea and throw carly under the bus. Josslyn, I haven’t given up hope, okay? We filed an appeal. There has to be some way to set this right. Hey, carly. Hey, josslyn. Carly: Hey. Josslyn: Hi. I was just telling josslyn how we filed an appeal on drew’s behalf. And now that the hearing is over, will you be able to represent him? I cannot, because your case is still being settled. Although, I do have some good news. I will take anything right about now. As of tomorrow, your accounts will be unfrozen. Oh, thank god. Oh, thank god. Yes, thank — thank god, indeed. However, the courts have determined a financial amount that you’re going to have to pay as restitution for your part in drew’s crime. Mom, how much do you have to pay?

I know. And I tried to talk the judge down. He would not budge. He assessed you the maximum fine. $5 million? That’s — that’s my entire savings. And that’s not counting property taxes and food and insurance and bills — hey, listen, listen. I have my trust fund. No! Josslyn, drew didn’t make this sacrifice so the financial burden lies on you. What — what about — what about michael? Or — or sonny? I’m sure they’d help. Oh, no. No, no. That cannot happen. Tracy, I’m not going to relitigate this, okay? The judge imposed a sentence. I have every intention of serving it. Nothing is final. Not with a sharp lawyer and deep pockets. You have both. You know, I hate to say it, but I actually agree with tracy. Thank you. Wait, what? The deal you made with the U.S. Attorneys was for a six-month sentence at spring ridge. Now that that deal has been altered, maybe there is a little wiggle room for you to change your plea to not guilty. But what good is it going to do? I mean, the outcome is still going to be the same unless I say that carly — it was all her idea — which, obviously, I’m not going to do that — this is for the best. For who? For carly, not for your daughter. Look, scout has a loving and a safe home with you and with dante, okay? And, yes, I know she’s going to miss me, and it’s going to kill me to be away from her again, believe me, but the disruption is minimal. Taking the deal even with the extended prison sentence, it’s — it does the most amount of good for the most amount of people. The most amount of — for what? And you’re supposed to be the sacrificial lamb for the greater good? How is that fair? Well, nobody said life was fair, sam. Self-sacrifice is a highly overrated virtue. I violated the rules, everybody. I’ve got to pay the penalty. The least I can do is face the consequences. What about the consequences for carly? Why are you the only one being punished? Drew: Sam, you got to drop this. Mommy, daddy, why are you fighting? What do you mean I shouldn’t trust you? I just mean I’m no angel. Don’t you think I know that? We were coconspirators when we passed off my baby as yours. Yeah, but that was for a good cause — to protect bailey louise from peter.

[ Telephone rings ] Hold on one sec. Hello? Oh. Okay, yeah, I’ll be right there. That was distribution. They’re having an issue. They’re having a hard time keeping up, as well. This might take a minute. Okay.

[ Sighs ] Still logged in to the shared file. Oh, maxie, you shouldn’t make this so easy. There’s the deceptor file with all the deceptor information. Just have to copy and paste.

[ Exhales slowly ] If I accept your offer and sign with a local label, how do I know they’ll make me a priority and not focus on some local indie nonsense? Because if I introduce you, you will be a priority.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Ava. Sonny, I’m — I’m at the park with pilar. Someone has taken avery. What do you mean someone took avery? She was with pilar, and then suddenly she wasn’t with pilar. And the cops think that she might have wandered off, but I have a really bad feeling. Send me a pin. I’ll be right there. I got to get out — no, I heard. Go. I love you.

Wow. Four in a row. Perfect. And a great location to get a tan. Oh, yeah.

[ Sighs ] On the other hand, you can’t be too careful about uv radiation these days. So , uh, is lucy forcing usto become fast friends? Chief of detectives, remember? It’s my job to figure out people’s motives. Well, let’s put it this way. I wouldn’t put it past lucy to try to re-create the same couples dynamic she enjoyed when she was married to kevin. Yeah, the four of us had a lot of fun. Yeah, so I hear. You know, about that, I-I’m sure that dr. Collins is happy with my sister these days, but I have to confess, I-I’m more than a little surprised the good doctor would be willing to walk away from somebody as wonderful as lucy. And I know she’s made her fair share of mistakes, but I just naturally assumed he’d be as charitable and forgiving as she is.

[ Laughs ] Did I say something funny? Lucy? Charitable and forgiving? Obviously, you’ve never crossed her, and I wouldn’t advise you start now. So you said martin has been acting strangely. How so? Okay. Actually, it’s really been ever since I got out of the safe house. But it’s especially glaring these last few days. Okay, give me some examples. Okay, so his phone rings — he doesn’t answer it. He sends it right to voicemail, and he won’t let me know who called. And then he’s especially cryptic about all business matters. And the way he — he just clams up as soon as I say, “oh, you helped me invent the deceptor,” no, clams up. Bizarro. What do you mean? I mean, when I’m telling people, I’ll say, “martin and I had this great talk, and he inspired me to create the deceptor.” And so I try to acknowledge his contribution? Mm-hmm. Unh-unh. Shuts the conversation right down. Is it possible that he doesn’t want to hog the spotlight from you? I mean, you did do all the legwork. Yeah, you’re right. But, no, I-I thought of that. But you know how I do. I take pride in being in touch with the universe. So what is the universe telling you? Something is very fishy. And I just — I really just do not know what to do… sure you do. That’s why you asked me to meet you here. You want me to spy on your boyfriend. I promise, mommy and daddy –we weren’t fighting. Sure sounded like a fight. Yeah. Honey, that’s just because mommy and daddy were a little scared. Yeah, do you remember how scared you got when I let you stay up and watch “the wolf man” with me and rocco that night? Mommy was really mad. Yeah, she was.

[ Chuckles ] Wolf man wasn’t the only one in the doghouse that night, right? Daddy, why are you and mommy scared? Well… I think “scared” is probably not the right word. More like a little worried. About what? Here, let’s sit down. Come on. Okay. There you go. Good. Okay, um… do you remember when daddy told you that he made a mistake at work and the police weren’t very happy about it? Well, um, yesterday, I went to court and because of that mistake that I made at work, I have to go to prison for a little while. Mommy had to go to prison a long time ago. Danny and I went to visit her. It was scary. It can be scary, yeah. I mean, it’s, um… it’s hard to have to stay there, but your mommy came home, and — and so will I. Are you sad? I am sad. Mostly because I’m going to be away from you. But sometimes in life, you — you got to do things that you don’t like to do. So I’m going to go, and I’m going to make the most of it. And when I get out, the first person I’m going to see is going to be you, my love. Promise? I promise. Hey, scout. How about you show me those beautiful new flowers? I can come and visit you, right, daddy? Every weekend. Rain or shine, baby. Carly, if you have economic ties to sonny, that will only force both of you under the forensic financial microscope together. I can’t believe this. Trust me, trust me, that would not end well for either of you. Diane, what about michael? Michael sailed through this whole debacle unscathed, but if the sec starts looking in his direction, say, hypothetically, did he know what you and drew were up to? Understood. Alright, good. Because if michael offers a sum of money to a party involved in his company’s insider trading, even if that party is his mother, that will force the sec to ask even more questions. In the grand scheme of things, it’s only money. Drew’s losing his freedom. Scout’s losing her father.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Okay, I have to go…

[ Sighs ] …Finalize paperwork with the feds, so just wish me luck. Carly, I know it doesn’t seem like it now, but this is actually a good deal.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] What are you going to do? What happened? Mr. Corinthos, I’m so sorry. I turned my back for two seconds, and she was gone. Alright, that’s not important right now. Right now, what — what is important is we find avery. Frank, check around. See if you can see anything, find anything. Come back and let me know. Got it, boss. Corinthos, my team’s got this. Yeah, well, so does my team. I’m just warning you, if there are other elements at play, there is a risk that your presence could elevate the situation. You know what, detective? I don’t care how you feel about my business, but right now, I am a parent first. I’m going to have dante get involved if that’s what — sonny, you need to listen to me. There’s something that you need to know. Austin: You all looking for someone?

Avery, are you alright? I was so worried. Contact dispatch. Tell them to cancel the missing child alert. Sweetheart, what happened? Where did you go? Okay, so I-I was out for a run, and I saw this little one running around by the pond all on her own. I saw a bunch of balloons in the air, like 10, and I wanted to see where they were coming from. And I could tell that something was up ’cause there was nobody around, there’s no adults, pilar wasn’t anywhere to be seen, and, luckily, she remembered me and saw me as a familiar face. And so I-I asked her if she would allow me to go get her a balloon in exchange for bringing her to find pilar. Avery, don’t do that again. Do you understand me? Never run from mommy, daddy, or pilar. You know better than that. Yes, daddy. Let me tell you something. You never let her out of your sight. A call came up on my caller id as my grandmother, but when I answered, it was a telemarketer. And when I looked up, avery was gone. I’m so sorry. I… it’s alright. It’s alright. I was scared out of my mind. Everything’s going to be okay. I’m going to take avery home with me. When you’re finished with the police, you just come by. Is that alright? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, that’s great. Thank you. Alright, come on. Bye, sweetheart. I don’t want you doing that again. You understand me? Where was avery when you spotted her? Austin: She was on the south side of the pond by the boathouse. I-I usually run around the meadow, and then I go around the pond. And I was coming around, and I saw this little girl. Nina: It’s, uh, sonny. He just texted. Um, they found avery. She’s — she’s alright. She just wandered off and — chasing a balloon. Oh, my god. I am so relieved. Can’t imagine. Having kids? Must be terrifying all the time. Which is why I never wanted that baggage in my life. Well, you’d be surprised how children can make your life a lot more meaningful, even if it’s painful. Yeah, well, I need the room and the time to follow my passion — music. And part of me feels that, even if I stick around port charles, being near these kids who think I’m their old man, I could grow soft, turn into someone like the man they think I am. Right. I think it’s great that you’re considering sonny’s offer. Being a big fish in a really small pond — there’s nothing wrong with that. How so? Well, you know, the boutique labels here, there’s no national reach. There’s no touring infrastructure for you like there is in L.A. And in the city. Stay here, it’s just for the love of music, right? You play in people’s basements and living rooms. But if you go out there in the world, you just will be chasing fame… and glory… and attention. That’s not what you want, is it, eddie? Sorry that took me so long. I… brook lynn? Oh, drew, I just feel so horrible about your sentence. Mnh. That judge was just so arbitrary and unfair. The opposite of justice. I just wish it didn’t have to be this way. Oh, me, too. Believe me. Me, too. But I-I have to say, your support, all of your support, it really means a lot to me, so I thank you guys. I, um… I should check in with carly. I, um… we should — I don’t want tracy… yeah. …To corrupt our daughter for too long. Mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ] Hey, sam, um… what you said to scout about visiting me in prison on the weekends, are you — are you sure that’s going to be a good idea for her? Yeah, she was able to handle it when she came to see me, so… I mean, she’s made of steel, like her mom and dad. Hey, if you happen to get into any trouble in there, let me know. I might be able to help. I’ll do it quietly, obviously, so as not to alert anyone to the fact that you have connections in law enforcement. I appreciate that a lot. Honestly, the — the best thing that you can do for me is, you know, what you’ve been doing. Be present for scout. That means a lot. Done. Thanks, man. Okay. Good luck. $5 million. $5 million. That’s a fortune. Okay, but I’ll figure something out. I’ll get a job. I mean, I’ll — I’ll get a job. I just haven’t because I thought I was going to get the metro court back, but it’s been a year. I’ll get a job. That’s my reality now. You — okay. You don’t deserve this. Please let me help you. No. And I don’t want you to worry about me.

[ Scoffs ] I will figure it out. When I came to port charles, I had absolutely nothing. I started on the bottom, and I clawed my way to the top. I mean, this is a setback, right? It’s a blip in my life. I am carly spencer. I will get every single thing back that I lost. I promise you that.

well, you know, I mean, I really only asked you here to confide in you, my very, very best friend in the whole entire world. I would never dream of suggesting, you know, I don’t know, maybe you put back on, for the benefit of me, that P.I. Hat of yours, and, um, perhaps try to get to the bottom of all the mysterious circumstances plaguing my relationship. Okay, well, if that’s the case, forget I ever brought it up. It’s okay. No, no, no. Okay, you win, you win. It’s fine, really. I-I just need to know what is going on, so please, please, my friend, will you help me? Of course. Okay, and who knows? You know, it might just end up being a big fat nothingburger. In the spirit of our new friendship, let me give you a piece of advice. Lucy doesn’t hold a grudge too often. I mean, she forgives a white lie, a transgression, even a crime. But the ones she never forgives are the ones who dismiss her, who think she’s stupid or easily manipulated or lacking agency. I see. But the two of you are equals, you’re on the same level, so I don’t see a problem. Martin: Oh, god.

[ Groans ] Hey, janine, it’s maxie. Uh, is brook lynn in her office? She left her salad in my office, and I was going to… uh, what do you mean she didn’t come in today? I just saw her. Ah, home already. I take it you have something for me. Here. All the proprietary information on the deceptor, from the current sales report to the first communications about it last fall. Last fall? Wow, that’s a lot sooner than we thought. We? You’re holding out on me. Are you working with someone else to take down deception? Yours is not to ask questions. Yours is to do as I say, or else. When you say you’re going to figure it out, I believe you. You should. The world may be kicking us while we’re down, but I kick back. 10 times harder. We’re going to get through this.

[ Knock on window ] Hey. Hi. Come here. Good to see you. Yeah. Good to see you. I’ll give you two a second. Okay. I’ve been looking forward to seeing you all day. Now that I’m here, it’s just, uh… it’s all happening so fast, you know? This is where we say goodbye. You’ve given me something to think about.

[ Sonny chuckles ] Nina! Hi, sweetheart! Oh, my gosh! What happened to you? Are you okay? Yeah, she wandered off, but she’s doing great. Oh. How about we go into the kitchen and get a snack? Okay. Alright, let’s go. Come on. You must’ve been scared there for a second. Now you must know how your family, uh, feels. Except I’m a grown man, and I don’t owe the quartermaines anything, just like the quartermaines don’t owe me anything. Look, sonny, I, um — I have some reservations about staying in this town and about how much a local label could actually accomplish for me, but that being said, a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. So I am willing to give this arrangement a chance — for now. Thank you both for answering my questions. Right place, right time, right? I can give you a ride home if you need one. Thanks. Miss jerome — we’ll finish this conversation tomorrow. Well, I mean, lucky for you, I was around when your nanny was out to lunch — you son of a bitch. You set this whole thing up, didn’t you?

On the next “General Hospital” —

Back to the GH Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


GH cast animated GIF


Days Transcript Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Days of Our Lives Transcript


Days of Our Lives logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


Hey, I’m glad I caught you. It’s me. Perfect timing. I just got home from work. Nice. Um, well I was just wondering if you had any plans for tonight? Not so far. Why? I thought I’d take you to dinner. Dinner tonight.

Yeah. Hey. Oh, I’m so glad you’re home. I just got back from court where I gave an hour long summation and three inch heels. Maybe you should take them off. I can’t wait. But the worst part about the summation was that the whole time my mind kept wandering really,

I kept thinking about you really, really?

And you know what I was thinking when I was thinking about you? What’s that?

How I can’t wait to make you a father.

Hi, Pedro. It’s, it’s me again. I, I was just wondering if he just checked in and told you when he might be back. Okay. Thank you. Knock, knock. Hey. Oh, Harold, let me, Chloe, this is such a nice surprise. It was good to see you. You too. I know that you had that appointment with a specialist yesterday. I wanted to know how it went.

Um, pretty well. I mean that the doctor thinks that I can carry this baby to term. That’s great news. Yeah. Nicole, I’m sure you and EJ are just thrilled. Well, I am, uh, I don’t know about ej. What’s that supposed to mean? I, I don’t know. I, I, I haven’t talked to him for days. It’s like he’s fallen off the face of the earth.

Yes. Hello mother. It’s your son, Dimitri, yet again? Yeah, I think it’s a little odd that for the last month you have done nothing but nonstop nag for me to bag a wife so that you get your hands on this funnel, your fortune, and you will not answer my calls or call me back to tell you exactly what it is that you want to hear.

I asked the risk check woman to marry me. She hasn’t accepted the proposal quite yet, but let’s just say I am very confident that she will.

Where’d you get those? The front desk. Apparently they were sent to our room. Now let’s find out which of my many suitors is trying to rekindle my flame. Oh, they’re for you. For me. From who? From whom? Kale Surprise or from Dimitri. Hoping these will inspire you to contemplate my proposal. Anxiously awaiting your answer, Dimitri Ha.

Fat chance dude, like you would consider marrying that guy. Actually, I am considering it.

Like Sands through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

So mother, if you give a damn at all about your son’s future, please give him a call back. Hey, uh, wait a minute. Are you Dimitri Von Weisner? I am. And you are Son Cook. Okay. I’ve never heard of you. I co-own the Spectator with Gwen Risk check. Couldn’t help but overhear your phone call just then. So you listened in on a private call.

Well, I listened in when I heard you say the word, a risk check, unusual name caught my attention. It was still a private call. Well, I only caught the tail end. You know the part where you said that you asked her to marry you.

You’re seriously considering marrying that tectonic twat. You don’t even know him. Well, I know him well enough in the biblical sense. You slept with him once and now you’re thinking of tying the knot. What does he have a magic penis? Well, it didn’t pull a rabbit out of a hand. Okay, then if he isn’t David Copperfield of the bedroom, why would you even think about marrying this guy?

Yeah, I’d love to have dinner with you. But I do need some time to get ready. Okay. Well, what do you say? I pick you up in one hour. Perfect. See you then.

Hey, Chanel, what’s the matter? It’s, it’s, Is he still missing? No, he’s, he’s dead.

You asked Gwen to marry you. You, you barely know her. She only interviewed you once. Oh, well it was an in-depth interview. You called her that risk check woman. Yes. If I’d called her my darling dearest Gwen, my mother would’ve no idea who I was talking about. Ah, and you seem to be more interested in my affairs to call than my own mother.

No contrary more to me. I don’t give a damn about you all your affairs. It’s Gwen. I’m worried about, obviously, and my question to you is, Mr. Cook, why do you care who Gwen marries?

I don’t understand why it’s considered to be so crazy to want to marry an attractive man. He finds me interesting and he, he wants to spend time with me. I’m an attractive man. I find you interesting. I wanna spend time with you, but I don’t think you should marry me. Yes, Matty. Dimitri and I don’t sit around gossiping about fashion and Harry styles tattoos, and how long have I been saying I need to just get over Sandra and finally move on with my life?

Well, it’s one thing to sleep with someone on the rebound, even to have a rebound thing, but you can’t have a rebound marriage. This is not a rebound. And the reason why I took so long to get over Xander is because I’ve just been waiting for the right man to just come along. And you think Hare Dimitri, who you’ve known for a nanosecond, is the right guy?

He might be. He, I mean, he takes all the boxes off, doesn’t he? He’s tall, he’s rich. He’s, he’s really handsome and he’s so romantic. I. He’s so romantic and after all, my beyond dysfunctional relationships, I have to say, it’s really nice to be the one being pursued like Katniss in the Hunger Games. I haven’t seen that, so I don’t understand the joke and I don’t plan to anyway.

God bloody hell, Matty look after the way I grew up and you know that. That’s why I’ve always thought that there was something wrong with me, and Dimitri understands that. Because he lived that as well and he sees me for me, who I am and he still wants me anyway. Look, Gwenie, I get wanting to have that kind of connection with someone, but I also get all too well how painful it is when you find out it was all just an occlusion.

What’s he saying? What I’ve been saying all along Gwen. This guy, he, he’s playing you. Why can’t you see that?

So EJ disappeared on this mysterious business trip and you haven’t heard from him since? Well, I’m, he texted me a few times saying that the trip went longer than he expected. That’s it. Well, when I asked, he said that he couldn’t go into detail. I mean, I, I. I get it. You know, Demira business is confidential.

Nicole, you are having that man’s baby. He doesn’t have to share his business affairs, but he does need to call you to see how you’re feeling, how you’re doing. I agree. I do. It is just that something’s off Chloe. I mean, he was so excited to have this baby and he was concerned about me and, and he’s the one who pushed me to go see the specialist, you know?

And now not only could he not be bothered to go to the appointment and he didn’t even bother to call to see how it went. Oh honey, I’m sorry. I just. I wanted a better father for my baby.

So you think we made a baby? Well, if we didn’t, it wasn’t due to lack of effort, we can always try again. You know, double our odds. Hmm.

You really want this, don’t you?

Sorry, Eric, I just can’t risk losing you to Nicole if this baby ends up being yours. That test has to come back negative.

Oh, I just, I know how bad you want this and how important it’s to you. Listen, having a baby, I mean, raising a child, it’s, it’s a big commitment. It’s a lifetime. I hope you’re doing this not just for me. No, I’m not. I

I want this for myself too. I want this for both of us.

Trip. I didn’t hear you come in. Oh, you were on the phone. I didn’t wanna interrupt you. So was that Johnny? Yeah. Sounded like you two were making a date. He asked me out to dinner tonight. Damn. Yeah, he beat me to the punch. You know I was gonna offer to make you dinner when you got home, but, uh, So I get for showering first.

Mm, sorry. So when are you expecting him? He’s picking me up in an hour. Okay. Then that gives us plenty of time for what hour date?

My God. What, what happened? I, I called Eli to see if there was any updates and he told me that, well, that they found blood on the docks and Abe’s hospital bracelet and that, and now he’s on his way to go. Tell Lonnie. Did they, did they find a body? No, but there was a witness who saw him go into the water and he never came back out.

And they, they haven’t found him, but they, they. They, they think you drown.

I just can’t believe it. It just, it doesn’t seem real. Abe was, uh, he was a great guy. He didn’t deserve this

well. Um, I should go. Um, Eli said that Jada and Ray were on their way to tell Mama, and so I, I, I have to be there so that she’s not alone. You sure you’re okay to drive? I have to be, I, I have to be there for my mom. She needs you in one piece. Come on. Lemme take you

Eric. I meant what I said before. Both my parents are dead Collins in jail probably for a very long time. I mean, the odds of him having kids are pretty slim. I’ve got no cousins. I’ve. I know uncles or aunts when she’s, I really have no extended family, so if I wanna be surrounded by family, I have to create that for myself.

I’m a big family and they drive me crazy, and I can’t imagine life without them. I envy that my family. You know, which is pretty obvious was messed up. But raising a baby with you would gimme a chance to kinda move past all of that, you know, make up for the mistakes that my family and die made.

It’s, I just feel like it would be, Chance at redemption. Yeah. That, in other words, I mean, if I, if I can be a good mom, maybe I can be a good person.

You know what may, maybe I, I’m being too hard on ej too hard. You literally just said it was his idea for you to see that specialist and then when the appointment comes, he just flakes. Well, I, I mean, he had a good reason I. A business trip. Look, it’s, it’s the company. It’s, it’s the de mere legacy. It means a lot to him.

And it’s not like I didn’t know exactly who he was when we got back together. I mean, I was married to the man twice, so. You’ve accepted him. Flaws and all

I have. Okay. And I think that you should accept the fact that I have done the same with Sander.

I care who grand marries because we used to be involved. In fact, we were nearly married newly. It didn’t work out, obviously. Obviously. Yes. Your law seems to be my gain. Sander. Xander. Yes. Xander. That does ring a bell. And yet you said you never heard of me. Well, it didn’t register at first, but now it does.

Yes. Gwen told me all about your history. She told me all about how you hurt her and now how she’s doing everything in her power to move on from you.

You think Dimitri’s playing me. For God’s sakes, Quinnie, I’ve been saying that all along. Why is my thinking that this guy is a devious dirt bag news to you? Why is my thinking that his wanting to marry you is not coming from a pure place and that schmuck’s heart surprising to you? Okay. Okay. It’s not a surprise to me.

I know that you have not trusted Dmitri from the start, but what you are not seeing here is that the relationship has changed. Oh, I’m seeing it. It’s gone from casual and terrible to serious and alarming. Will you just listen to me please? Me writing a favorable article about Dimitri is one thing, but him marrying me, I mean, how is that gonna earn him Any respect?

I’m an ex-con for God’s sake. I’ve screwed over half of the people that I know. Not to mention the fact that I don’t have a bloody dollar to my name. So what on earth do I have to offer him? How does he benefit from making me his wife? Can we have a date? I mean, you said Johnny’s not picking you up for an hour, right?

Right. But. I need time to get ready. It takes you a whole hour to get ready. Uh, no, but even if I hurry, it’s won’t be long before Johnny gets here. Okay. Then it’ll have to be a quick date. Come on. I don’t know. What do you say? We mean back here in 15 minutes for a 45 minute date. I bet you I can show you a better time in 45 minutes than Johnny could over a three course meal.

Okay. You’re alone. I’ll see you in 15 minutes.

What does me dating EJ have to do with you dating Xander? Well, if you know, if you’re okay with all the things that ejs done, Do you think that you should lighten up on Xander? You were kind of hard on him the other day with good reason. For God’s sake, Chloe, he kidnapped me and Holly and, and Bonnie and Susan, and he left you with a murderous drug, Lord, in Mexico I know.

And EJ kidnapped Sidney. Remember that? Look, we could spend the rest of this night cataloging all of ejs and Sanders crimes and. Trying to figure out who’s more appalling or whatever. But for the sake of our friendship, please, I think we should stay off of that topic. I, I think we should refrain from commenting on each other’s person of interest.

So you’re telling me that Xandr is likely to remain your person of interest. Possibly. So how serious is it? You don’t wanna know if it’s serious. You wanna know if I’ve slept in it well, have you? Not yet. Ah, I bet you’re going to.

Gwen and I had a complicated relationship. Complicated by the fact that she lied, cheated and fed my fiance psychosis, inducing drugs to sent her to a mental institution. Huh. So you were in a relationship with Gwen and had a fiance. It was a very complicated relationship. Yes. And it’s over now, and the fact that you still work with Gwen doesn’t change the fact that you have no right.

To anything in her personal life. That’s not your call. Well, let me put it this way for you, Xander. I don’t like it when people comment, let alone interfere. In my personal life, these people, they usually regret it. I make sure of that. Well, that’s wonderful. We have something in common cuz if someone hurts someone that I care about, then I do still care about Gwen.

They also end up regretting it, and I also make sure of it.

Look, I don’t know what Dimitri wants, but he sure as hell must, wants something. Wow. You really know how to flatter a girl, don’t you look gwenie. It’s not your self-esteem I’m worried about. It’s your happiness. I am trying to protect you from being a jilted bride. Again. That’s it. Darius. I married Darius because he needed a green card.

Maybe that’s what Dimitri needs since he’s from Transylvania or whatever. He’s not from bloody Transylvania. And where is he from? Last chance Iowa cut and shoot Texas. By the way, those are names of actual places I Googled. Weirdest American city names, committed them to memory to use for an occasion just like this.

Wow. How very, very clever of you. And now back to the point, it doesn’t matter where Dimitri’s from because he’s in this country legally, how legally, and even so maybe his visa’s about to expire or maybe just maybe he actually loves me and he does wanna spend the rest of his life with me. Did you ever think of that?

What are you thinking? Mm. I’m thinking I’m starving. Me too. You want to go down and get some dinner in the pub? Sure. But first, why don’t you call your mother? My mother? Why? Well, remember I told you a few weeks back. That I’d suggested the four of us having dinner. Yeah. You can invite her and John and we can tell them the good news that we’re trying to have a baby.

No, not on the first dinner. Maybe we should just kind of ease them into this. Okay. You’re right. You know what? I will call my mom and ask her if she and John are available for dinner tonight. How’s that? Mm-hmm.

Hey, mom, the reason why I’m calling is because Sloan and I wanted to know if you and John will join us for dinner tonight. What? What happened? What happened with Abe? Mama? Mama, you home?

I don’t think she’s here. Yeah, well, Eli told me that, that Jada and Ray were coming by. So what if she doesn’t know what happened to Abe

Jada? Hi. Um, yeah, yeah. Eli told me about Abe. Um, but I, I just got home and my mom’s not here. You did? Okay. Um, thanks for letting me know. It’s, it’s okay. Johnny’s here. Okay, thanks.

They, uh, they talked to your mom when they told her. She insisted on going down to the dock, so, They’re there with her now. Okay. Uh, you, you, you want me to drive you over there? Jada said that as best if I just stay here. That way when Mama comes home, she isn’t alone. But you, you don’t have to stay though.

I, I’m sure you probably already have planned, so it’s really okay. No, it’s not. I’m gonna stay here until your mom gets back.


You look very lovely. Thanks. Ready for our date.

Okay. This one. Ah, okay. Okay.

What? Yeah, how did you do that? Carefully. Okay.

Which one? No. Oh yeah. What? Ret. Nice and quick.

Okay. Yeah, I saw that one coming. I usually don’t lose at this game. Oh really? Yeah.

Of course it is possible that Dimitri loves you. You are eminently lovable. It’s just not likely. Because you are eminently cynical. I am protective of my best friend is what I am. And look, don’t shoot the messenger. I’m just saying as someone who knows a thing or two about cons, I can spot one a mile away and gwenny this dude is up to something.

I will bet you my favorite Rainbow Chino shorts.

Is that a threat? It’s more like a promise. What are you gonna do? You’re gonna run a nasty article about me. Oh, that’s right. You haven’t been in town long enough to know about my past careers, have you? Well, I’ve had a few past careers myself. Great. I hope that experience serves you well, cuz if you do anything to hook win, spectator’s gonna be the least of your worries.

Look, I don’t know what’s gonna happen between Xander and me. We haven’t been together that long, obviously, and that would be a big step. And you mean sharing a bed with the man you already share an apartment with? Uh, okay. All right. Whatever you and Sander do is your business. Okay. Thank you for acknowledging that.

Mm-hmm. And speaking of, I have to go Sander’s picking up some dinner from the P, but I love you. And I hope that EJ comes home soon. Yeah, me too. Been a little lonely lately. Well, aside from whoever is hanging out in here, well, I’m always here for you all. I know. Thank you. Love you too. Yeah, yeah. Thanks for letting me know.

I’m sorry too.

Bye. Geez. What happened? Someone saw Abe Carver fall off the docks this afternoon. They’re sending divers in. They presume Dead. Dead. Oh my God. I’m so sorry. Has he just been wandering around this whole time? I’m not sure why. Oh. Cause I was thinking about what this means for my brother. I mean, when Abe went missing the, the first thing I thought of was, you know, Dick Collin killed him.

But if this all happened this afternoon, I mean, well, Collin’s in jail, this could be really good news for him. I’m so sorry, Eric. I was so insensitive. I know what Abe meant to you and your family and, and Colin caused them so much pain. I’m sorry. Yeah, I need to, but listen, I understand you love your brother.

Oh, no. What Nicole? He was like a father to her. She’s just, I know. I, I had no idea. She’s gonna take the snooze really hard when she finds out. I mean, she go see her. You want me to go see Nicole, Eric? She’s gonna need a friend right now. That’s very kind of you. And as you know, as a lawyer, you probably shouldn’t let that get around, but you’re a good purse.

No, you did it. I mean, you packed a whole date into 45 minutes. Well, I’m glad you enjoyed it. If you know the date’s not over yet. No, no, no. You can’t leave out the kiss. Goodnight


Hey, Johnny, are you on your way? Um, no, actually, uh, I, I ran into Chanel and she just found out that Abe is dead. What? Oh my God. Yeah. Um, I mean, you know, I saw her, she, she was so upset. I, I didn’t want her to drive. So I’m here at her mom’s apartment now. Um, she’s with the police, her, her mom. I mean, um, look, I, I don’t think I can leave Chanel alone.

No, no, of course not. And I don’t know when Pauline’s gonna be back, so I’m not really sure when I can get over there. Okay, Johnny, don’t worry about it. I’ll do it some other night. No, no. I’ll be there. No, look, I can’t imagine how Chanel must be feeling right now. You have to stay with her and you can’t just run out when her mom gets there.

You’re right, you’re right. I, uh, I can’t, um, I’m really sorry. Don’t be, I’m just really glad that you were there when she needed to. Thanks for being so understanding. I’ll, uh, I’ll call you later.

Was that Wendy? Yeah. Yeah, it was. Did you two have plans for the night?

I, I can’t believe it. A, was one of my dad’s best friends. Seemed like a lot of people left him, especially Chanel. I mean, she lost her own dad a while ago and he was the only father she had left.

Johnny, it’s so good of you to be here with me, but honestly, you don’t have to stay. Look, don’t worry about me. Okay. Look, I am happy to stay for as long as you need me. Sure. I’m sure there’s no way I’m leaving you.

Oh, hey, I, uh, got the spicy chicken sandwich extra pickles. Oh, thank you. Did you remember the hot sauce? Of course, yes. Is everything okay? Yeah, yeah, sure. You seem a little distracted. Yeah, I guess I have, I kind of a weird runin outside the pub. Really? Yeah, I was one. Dimitri v Ner. Looks like he and Gwenna getting married.

Did it ever occur to you to just. Keep your doubts to yourself and just wish me the best. I don’t keep my doubts to myself because I wish you the best, and marrying that card. Carrying conman would be a train wreck, a plane crash, a tsunami, followed by a winter ice storm, followed by a catastrophic typhoon.

Hi. Hi. Hi. I hope you don’t mind me stopping by. No, not at all. Oh, I see you got my flowers. Yes. Um, did. Um, they’re so lovely. Although next time you might wanna spring for a larger arrangement. Leo, weren’t you just leaving? No, I wasn’t.

Oh, he doesn’t bother me. One learns to simply ignore Ladies in waiting. Ignore me at your own peril. Von Leischner, by the way, I Googled that name. It’s derived from the German word fleisch, meaning meat, and the suffix’s man, meaning man. Thus, the word means butcher synonymous with terminator, slaughterer slayer.

Take your pick. What brings you by Dmitri? I was just in the neighborhood and I was wondering now that you’ve had a bit of time to, uh, think about it, would you do me the great honor of becoming my wife?

Oh, here’s to hoping you’re in there, baby. So I don’t have to feel so guilty about what I did to Eric’s paternity test. Uh, then again, maybe there’s no reason to feel guilty. Maybe EJ really is the father of Nicole’s baby. After all. Ej, I know you’re busy, but if you could let me know

if you, if you have. And the idea when you’ll be back,

dammit. Damn it. Dammit. The father of my baby does not walk through that door. In the next five minutes, I am gonna scream.

Back to the Days Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF


B&B Transcript Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


B&B logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

Hope: So your suitcase, your luggage tag…you… you were in italy?

Liam: Yeah. Yeah, I was there.

Finn: Something happened between hope and thomas in rome?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: And…and… but liam saw–like… what did he see?

Liam: It was hope. It was hope. She… uh, she kissed him. She… kissed him. The one thing, the– the only thing that could tear my marriage apart was your brother, and she knew that, but she kissed him anyway.

Rj: Mom, do you know how happy I am for you and dad?

Brooke: [Chuckles] Yeah. I know you came back into town not wanting to push us together or getting involved in the family drama.

Rj: That’s true. It’s true. I did say that. But hey, what kid doesn’t want to see his parents together? Especially when he knows the two of them ob y love each other?

Brooke: Sweetheart. So cute.

Rj: Love seeing that smile on you, mom. Especially when it’s because of dad for once.

Brooke: [Laughs]

Taylor: You’re absolutely sure about this? You’re getting back with brooke?

Ridge: It’s already happened.

Taylor: Are you absolutely 1000% sure that this is what you want?

Ridge: What I want is to not hurt you.

Taylor: Well… I mean, a part of me is hurting for myself. But a part of me is hurting for you, too.

Rj: Well, I guess I gotta hand it to the eternal city. It definitely seemed to work its magic on you and dad, that’s for sure.

Brooke: It was truly a remarkable moment.

Rj: Yeah? Larger than life? Kind of like your whole love story has been?

Brooke: [Laughs] Yeah. Finally a happy ending for us after all.

Rj: For you and for dad. Although I’m sure it’s going to be more complicated for dad because of taylor. I mean, I’m sure he doesn’t want to hurt her and he has to, telling her what he’s telling her right now. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the two of you. It’s a new beginning. It’s awesome. It’s great. But for taylor, it marks the end of any hope she had of getting back together again with dad. Right?

Brooke: Hmm.

Ridge: You know how much I care about you, right? How much I love you and our family and all the memories?

Taylor: We will always want what’s best for each other. I know that. But that is what makes this so hard because… because I know what always happens to you, always. More heartache and disappointment because of brooke.

Hope: So you didn’t want to tell me that you were there until now?

Liam: Yeah, I wanted to surprise you. I was going to try to make it, you know, for the… hope for the future preview just to show you how much I love you and support you. How sorry I was for doubting you. Didn’t make it in time, though. Missed the whole… missed the whole thing, the press conference, whole event, and… I kind of… wonder how differently things would’ve turned out if I had made it.

Hope: I still don’t really understand. Um… you said you were there, but you didn’t want to see me?

Liam: I didn’t say I didn’t see you.

Rj: So… just so I can be clear, that is what got you and dad back together again. Keyhole?

Brooke: Not just any keyhole. The aventino keyhole.

Rj: You’re really just loving telling this story, aren’t you?

Brooke: [Giggles] Your father told me he looked through the keyhole and he saw everything that they told him he would see.

Ridge: It’s unbelievable. Brooke!

Brooke: [Gasps] Ridge.

Ridge: I found you. I don’t want to spend another day without you. My logan.

Brooke: You said “logan.”

Ridge: My beautiful, wonderful logan.

Brooke: Say it again. Just, say it again.

Ridge: Will you be my logan forever?

Brooke: [Laughs] Yes. Oh, my god, yes. Yes, of course.

Rj: Wow. Kind of sounds like a marriage proposal. I mean, are you guys going to tie the knot sometime soon or am I getting ahead of myself?

Brooke: How would you feel if your father and I did remarry?

Rj: You kidding me? I’d be excited for you! Everyone that thinks you two should be together would be excited for you. But, you know, for… steffy, for thomas, and especially for taylor, it’s going to be a whole different story.

Taylor: I can only speak from what I’ve seen time and time again. You get pulled back into a relationship with brooke and then it’s chaos for you. But–but you know what you’re getting into, ridge. You know the risks.

Ridge: Anything I can say to make this easier? Is there anything I can do?

Taylor: Yes. Be happy. Just be happy and… and keep your eyes open. I told you how I felt before you went to rome. I shared with you all of my concerns about brooke and her manipulations, and I was right. So much for our pact.

Finn: Hope and thomas kissed?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: Liam was right all this time. Obviously, thomas’s obsession with hope got the better of…

Steffy: No, no, thomas wasn’t the one who initiated it.

Finn: Are you saying that–

Steffy: It was hope. Hope initiated the kiss. She wanted my brother.

Hope: You saw me? But you said you missed the event.

Liam: Yeah, I did.

Hope: Okay, so, how… when did you…

Liam: It’s funny ’cause I had all these, um… plans, you know. I wanted to– I wanted to maybe take you to the stella maris afterwards, just the two of us.

Hope: I would have loved that. I wish we had gone.

Liam: Do you?

Hope: Of course.

Liam: Okay. Well, then that’s why… the tag on the luggage. Anyway, maybe you can tell me a little bit about…

Hope: Wait, but liam, you still haven’t explained why you didn’t say a word–

Hope: Hope, I think–I think I’m done for the moment. Maybe it’s time for you to do some explaining. Having triplets is…

Taylor: Knowing brooke as–as well as I do, and despite our bestie pact, I’m–I’m not surprised that she wasn’t honest with me about what had been building between the two of you. Because, I mean, really, when has brooke ever volunteered honesty?

Ridge: Come on, taylor.

Taylor: Oh, please, don’t start defending.

Ridge: I’m not defending anybody! Trying to help you understand.

Taylor: Okay, but it is not your job to help me understand. I understand who she is and how this is going to play out, and it is not my job to help you understand that. Come on, ridge. She has children with your father. She slept with your brother. Okay, I did, too. But what I didn’t do is get pregnant with my daughter’s husband and have a child with him. But you don’t have to worry about that now, because brooke’s older, so that’s not going to happen. But what you should worry about is who she is at her core. And that will never change.

Finn: Hope kissed thomas, not the other way around. You were right about her feelings for your brother.

Steffy: Yeah, of course I was right. I mean, I wanted to be wrong. I never thought… I never thought hope would do something like this.

Finn: It’S…it’S… I mean, it’s so unlike her.

Steffy: I just feel terrible for liam. I mean, his whole life has been turned upside down. I really hope, as hard as it might be, that he’s able to find forgiveness. And I’m really hoping that their marriage is able to survive after what hope did.

Hope: What do you want me to explain?

Liam: Told you, everything. I just… want to hear about your trip. Want to know what you did. What’d you do? What’d you do?

Hope: Okay, well, uh, like–like I said, the preview and the press event were a hit.

Liam: You and thomas were a hit. Okay. Got it.

Hope: Yes, I would say our hard work paid off.

Liam: Clearly. And then what, after?

Hope: After what? After the event, hope. What’d you do? Where’d you go? Did you go back to the hotel?

Hope: No.

Liam: Stick around the piazza? Sign some autographs? Take some pictures with fans? No, I know, you were so busy you never got a chance to go sightseeing. Did you go sightseeing?

Hope: Actually, yes.

Liam: Alone? Or were you with someone? (Vo) at dog chow

Brooke: Taylor made it very clear to ridge just how much she loves him when she broke our pact and was trying to get him back. I don’t think she’ll ever get over your father.

Rj: Mom, if that’s true, then what dad’s telling her right now? I mean, taylor’s a strong person, but she’s going to be heartbroken at the prospect of losing dad forever.

Taylor: Okay. I’m going to say– I’m going to say one more thing, and then I’m not going to bring this up ever again. Brooke is going to betray you. And then she’ll admit it after she gets caught, and then she’ll say she never meant to hurt you, and she’ll somehow make herself the victim, and then you’ll forgive her. Okay, I’m done. Oh, god, rich. I just don’t understand how you can just continue to get yourself in this pain and disappointment over and over again! That is what is so heartbreaking about this. Because I love you. Okay, now I’m done.

Finn: Also, it’s true– hope has feelings for your brother.

Steffy: She wouldn’t have kissed him that way if she didn’T.

Finn: I guess the question now is, after… everything that’s happened, what’s liam going to do?

Steffy: I am so sorry. You do not deserve this. You do not, okay?

Liam: So… after the press conference, you walked around rome. By yourself?

Hope: No.

Liam: No? So someone was with you?

Hope: Yes.

Liam: Your mom? Was it your mom? Was it–who was it? Was it carter?

Hope: No. Um, I don’T… so you came to rome, and then you turned back around and I just don’t understand.

Liam: Yeah, I don’t– I don’t understand why you’re not just answering my question. After the preview, you did some sightseeing. Who did you do the sightseeing with?

Hope: I don’t want to talk about rome anymore because I’m home now, and this is where my focus is with you and our family.

Liam: Man, you know, I really wish I could focus on this. I really do. But it’s hard when you’re not answering me. After the event, you walked around, you saw some places. There’s so many great places to see, hope. Trevi fountain? Did you go to trevi fountain? How about the pantheon? Did you go–no. I know where you went. I know where you went. You went where everybody goes. The coliseum. Did you go to the coliseum, hope? Did you go there?

Hope: Yes, I went to the coliseum.

Liam: You went to the coliseum. Okay, progress. Who’d you go there with? You can’t say it. You can’t say it. But we both know who you went there with. I know because… I saw you two together. You didn’t even try to hide it. You’re just out in the open for everyone to see. For me to see. I mean, you didn’t know I was there. You thought I was thousands of miles away watching our children. The family that you claim matters more to you than anything, so you thought you were safe. You thought I would never find out, but I found out, and here’s the thing. I don’t want to have to say it. Don’t make me. You say it. Just tell me what you did. It’s okay. I’ll help you. We can do this together. We’ll do it. Just repeat after me. “I…” come on. “I…” repeat after me. “I…” hope, you can do this. “I…” come on, hope. “I… kissed….” come on, hope. Say it! “I! Kissed!” Come on. Come on. I want to hear you say it, please. “I kissed…” one more time. Come on. Do it with me. Do it with me, please. What? What? What?!

Hope: I kissed thomas.

Back to the B&B Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page

B&B cast animated GIF

Y&R Best Lines Monday, June 26, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Tucker: So, if we– if we call your line simply Ashley, we still need a name for the corporation.

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: So, what do you think would really piss aJck off? How about, uh, McCall-Abbott Industries?

Ashley: Oh, I don’t like that at all. No, it should be Abbott-McCall Industries.

Tucker: Of course.

Ashley: Right? Because it’s just, you know, rolls off the tongue easier. It’s a much nicer ring to it. You think?

Tucker: All right. How about something a little more expansive?

Ashley: Uh-huh?

Tucker: McAbbott Universal?

Ashley: Oh, yeah. Okay, we gonna serve fries with that?

Tucker: Well, whatever the name is, it’s gotta– it’s gotta send a clear message that we mean business.

Ashley: Right. Right. I think that, um, anything with universal and global in it is just maybe a bit too expansive.

Tucker: How about, um, Tushley?

Ashley: Okay, you’re not gonna stop are you?

Tucker: No.

Ashley: Not until I say yes? It’s a lot of fun talking about this imaginary company that we own together, right? But um, I’d like to know how the inner machinations would actually operate.


Audra: So, something is clearly bothering you. Feel like talking about whatever it is?

Kyle: That’s the last thing I wanna do. Today has been absolutely disastrous. Hell, this whole week has been absolutely disastrous. What I really need is to forget about everything going on in my life. Shut it out. Pretend none of it is happening.

Audra: Yeah, I know that feeling all too well. Been there and I’m happy to help.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

GH Short Recap Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


GH logo

Recap written by Eva

Drew tells Scout that he has to go to prison for three years. Sam promises Scout that she can go visit her daddy every weekend at the prison.

Diane tells Carly that she will have to pay a five million dollar fine for her part in Drew’s crime. Carly refuses Joseph’s offer to use her trust fund to pay the fine. Carly tells Josslyn that the fine will wipe out her savings but even though things are bad now she will find a way to get back everything that has been taken from her.

Drew arrives to say goodbye to Carly.

Brook Lynn puts all the information about the Deceptor on a flash drive and gives Tracey the flash drive..

Maxie tells Brook Lynn she hasn’t wanted to find a new house because her apartment is where she shared her life with Nathan.

Sonny tells Eddie that if he stays in Port Charles and doesn’t leave town, he will introduce him to record executives at small record labels in town. Eddie accepts Sonny’s offer and will stay in Port Charles for now.

Ava is frantic when Avery goes missing at the park. Ava calls Sonny and then the police. Austin finds Avery who was chasing after a balloon by the pond. Ava slaps Austin because she thinks he set up Avery going missing to scare her into obeying Mason’s orders.

Lucy asks Felicia to investigate Martin because she thinks he is keeping a secret from her.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


GH cast animated GIF

Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 29, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


Y&R logo


Recap written by Eva

Lauren arrives at the Athletic Club for her romantic evening with Michael. Michael tells Lauren that Phyllis came by for a surprise visit before she arrived, so Lauren wants to know everything Phyllis told Michael. Lauren is confident Michael can get Phyllis out of trouble and Phyllis will get a fresh start to her life. Lauren and Michael have a romantic evening together that Michael worked so hard to plan.

Summer finally tells Nick, Phyllis faked her own death and that Phyllis killed Jeremy Stark in self-defense. Summer also tells Nick that her marriage is in trouble because she protected Phyllis.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


Y&R cast animation

Days Update Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Days of Our Lives Update

Days of Our Lives logo

Update written by Joseph

Johnny walks through the town square and calls Wendy, who says she just got home from work. Johnny asks if she has any plans tonight. Wendy says not so far, so Johnny invites her out to dinner as Tripp comes out from the shower.

Sloan goes to Eric’s apartment and says she just got out of court and the whole time, her mind kept wandering because she kept thinking about him. Sloan kisses Eric and adds that she was thinking about how she can’t wait to make him a father as they continue kissing.

At the DiMera Mansion, Nicole calls the office to find out if EJ has called or said when he would be back. Chloe then arrives and greets Nicole, who calls it a nice surprise. Chloe asks about her appointment with the specialist. Nicole says it went pretty well and the doctor thinks she can carry the baby to term. Chloe calls that great news and says she’s sure Nicole and EJ are thrilled. Nicole says she is, but she’s not sure about EJ which Chloe questions. Nicole explains that she hasn’t talked to EJ for days and it’s like he’s fallen off the face of the earth.

Dimitri walks past the Brady Pub, calling Megan and leaving a message that it’s a little odd that she had been nagging him about getting a wife for the past month and now she’s not answering his calls or calling him back to hear what she wants. Dimitri reveals that he asked Gwen to marry him and she hasn’t accepted yet, but he’s very confident that she will. Xander comes out from the Pub and overhears him.

Leo goes home to he and Gwen’s room with flowers that Dimitri sent to Gwen with a note that he’s anxiously awaiting the answer to his proposal. Leo blows off the idea that Gwen would consider marrying Dimitri but Gwen reveals that she is considering it.

Dimitri finishes his message to Megan to call him back as he hangs up. Xander approaches him and introduces himself. Dimitri says he’s never heard of him. Xander reveals that he co-owns the Spectator with Gwen and he couldn’t help but overhear his phone call. Dimitri remarks that he listened in on a private phone call. Xander says he only caught the end where he said he asked Gwen to marry him.

Leo questions Gwen considering marrying Dimitri when she barely knows him and slept with him once. Leo asks why she would even think about it.

Wendy tells Johnny that she would love to have dinner with him but she does need time to get ready. Johnny agrees to pick her up in one hour and hangs up. Chanel then walks through the town square crying, so Johnny asks her what’s wrong. Chanel informs him that Abe is dead.

Xander questions Dimitri asking Gwen to marry him when he just met her and she only interviewed him once. Dimitri says it was an in depth interview. Dimitri comments that Xander seems more interested in his affairs than his own mother. Xander responds that he doesn’t give a damn about him or his affairs as it’s Gwen that he’s worried about. Dimitri questions why Xander cares who Gwen marries.

Gwen doesn’t understand why it’s so crazy to want to marry an attractive man who finds her interesting and wants to spend time with her. Leo argues that all applies to himself but he doesn’t think she should marry him. Gwen talks about needing to get over Xander. Leo argues that it’s one thing to have a rebound but she can’t have a rebound marriage. Gwen argues that it’s not a rebound and she took so long to get over Xander because she’s been waiting for the right man to come along. Leo questions thinking Dimitri is the right guy. Gwen says he might be and he ticks all the boxes. Gwen adds that he’s so romantic and it’s really nice to be the one pursued. Gwen talks about always thinking something was wrong with her after the way she grew up and Dimitri understands that but still wants her anyway. Leo gets wanting that connection but he also gets how painful it is when you find out it was all just an illusion. Gwen asks what he’s saying. Leo repeats that Dimitri is playing her and asks why she can’t see that.

Chloe asks Nicole about EJ disappearing on a mysterious business trip and not hearing from him since. Nicole says she got a few texts saying the trip went longer than expected but he couldn’t go in to detail. Chloe argues that Nicole is having EJ’s baby so he needs to call to see how she’s doing. Nicole agrees but says something is off because EJ was so excited about the baby and was concerned about her, but now he couldn’t be bothered to go to the appointment or to call to see how it went. Chloe tells her that she’s sorry. Nicole states that she just wanted a better father for her baby.

Sloan and Eric lay in bed after having sex. Sloan asks if he thinks they made a baby. Eric responds that if they didn’t, it wasn’t for lack of trying. Sloan jokes that they can always try again as they kiss. Eric comments on her really wanting this. Sloan thinks back to faking Eric’s paternity test. Sloan tells Eric that she knows how bad he wants it and how important it is to him. Eric tells her that having a baby and raising a child is a big commitment for a lifetime, so he hopes she’s not just doing it for him. Sloan assures that she wants it for herself too and they kiss.

Wendy tells Tripp that she didn’t hear him come in. Tripp says he didn’t want to interrupt her on the phone and guesses it was Johnny as it sounded like they were making a date. Wendy confirms that Johnny asked her out to dinner. Tripp says he beat him to the punch as he was going to make her dinner when she got home but that’s what he gets for showering first. Tripp adds that if Johnny is picking her up in an hour, that gives them plenty of time for their date.

Johnny asks Chanel what happened. Chanel explains that she called Eli for an update and he told her that they found blood on the docks and Abe’s hospital bracelet, so now he’s on his way to go tell Lani. Chanel notes that they didn’t find a body but there was a witness who said they saw Abe go in to the water. Chanel cries that they haven’t found him but they think he drowned. Johnny hugs Chanel as she cries. They sit down on the bench in the square as Chanel cries that it just doesn’t seem real. Johnny says Abe was a great guy who didn’t deserve this. Chanel says she should get going because Eli said Jada and Rafe were on their way to tell Paulina, so she should be there so that Paulina’s not alone. Johnny asks if she’s sure she’s okay to drive. Chanel responds that she has to be there for her mom. Johnny then offers to take her there so they walk off together.

Sloan tells Eric that she meant what she said before that both her parents are dead and Colin’s in jail for a long time while she has no cousins, uncles, or aunts, so she has no extended family. Sloan says if she wants to be surrounded by family, she has to create that for herself. Eric jokes that he has a big family and they drive him crazy, but he can’t imagine life without them. Sloan acknowledges that her family was messed up but she thinks raising a baby with him would give her a chance to move past all that and make up for the mistakes her family made. Sloan feels it would be a chance at redemption as if she could be a good mom then maybe she could be a good person.

Nicole tells Chloe that maybe she’s being too hard on EJ. Chloe questions EJ not going to the appointment that he arranged. Nicole feels he had a good reason since the company means a lot to him. Nicole adds that she knew exactly who EJ was when they got back together since she was married to him twice, so she has accepted him, flaws and all. Chloe says that Nicole should accept the fact that she’s done the same with Xander then.

Xander tells Dimitri that he cares who Gwen marries because they used to be involved and almost got married but it didn’t work out. Dimitri says Xander’s loss is his gain. Dimitri then recognizes Xander’s name and says that Gwen did tell him all about how he hurt her and now how she’s doing everything in her power to move on from him.

Gwen questions Leo thinking that Dimitri is playing her. Leo argues that he’s been saying that all along and asks why this is news to her or surprising to her. Gwen admits it’s not a surprise as she knows he hasn’t trusted Dimitri but says the relationship has changed. Gwen asks how marrying her would earn him any respect when she’s an ex-con who has screwed over half the people she knows and has no money, so she questions how Dimitri would benefit from marrying her.

Wendy asks Tripp how they can have a date. Tripp says that Johnny isn’t picking her up for an hour. Wendy says she still needs to get ready. Tripp says it will have to be a quick date then and bets that he can show her a better time in 45 minutes than Johnny could over a three course meal. Wendy tells him that he’s on and goes to get ready.

Nicole questions what her dating EJ has to do with Chloe dating Xander. Chloe says if Nicole is okay with all the things that EJ has done, she thinks she should lighten up on Xander. Nicole argues that Xander kidnapped her and Holly and Bonnie and Susan as well as leaving Chloe with a drug lord in Mexico. Chloe brings up that EJ kidnapped Sydney, so they could spend the whole night going over EJ and Xander’s crimes but she thinks they should stay off that topic and refrain from commenting on each others’ person of interest. Nicole questions if that means Xander is likely to remain Chloe’s person of interest. Chloe says possibly. Nicole asks how serious it is. Chloe thinks she just wants to know if she slept with him. Chloe admits she hasn’t yet. Nicole bets that she’s going to.

Xander tells Dimitri that he and Gwen had a complicated relationship that was complicated by her lying, cheating, and feeding his fiancée psychosis inducing drugs that sent her to a mental institution. Dimitri questions Xander being in a relationship with Gwen while also being engaged. Xander repeats that it was very complicated. Dimitri says it’s over now and the fact that he still works for Gwen doesn’t change the fact that he has no right to anything in her personal life. Xander says that’s not his call. Dimitri warns that he doesn’t like people interfering with his personal life. Xander warns him back about people hurting people that he cares about.

Leo tells Gwen that Dimitri must want something. Leo argues that he’s trying to protect her from being a jilted bride again. Leo remembers how he married Darius because he needed a green card and suggests maybe Dimitri needs one too. Gwen assures that Dimitri is in the country legally. Leo suggests maybe his VISA is about to expire. Gwen argues that maybe he does love her and wants to spend the rest of his life with her.

Eric asks what Sloan is thinking. Sloan says she’s starving so Eric suggests they go downstairs to get dinner at the Pub. Sloan suggests he first call Marlena, reminding him that she suggested having dinner with Marlena and John so he can invite them and share the good news that they are trying to have a baby. Eric doesn’t think they should do that on the first dinner and suggests easing them in to it. Sloan agrees but Eric says he will call Marlena to ask if she and John are available for dinner tonight. Eric then calls Marlena and says that he and Sloan wanted to know if she and John would join them for dinner tonight. Eric then asks her what happened with Abe.

Johnny brings Chanel home but Paulina’s not there. Chanel mentions that Eli said Jada and Rafe were on their way to tell her so she worries about if Paulina knows. Chanel then gets a call from Jada. They talk and Chanel thanks her for letting her know and then hangs up. Chanel informs Johnny that when they told Paulina, she insisted on going down to the docks so they are there with her now. Johnny offers to drive her there but Chanel says that Jada told her to stay home so that when Paulina comes home, she’s not alone. Jada tells Johnny that he doesn’t have to stay as she’s sure he already has plans so it’s okay. Johnny responds that it’s not and declares that he’s going to stay here until Paulina gets back.

Wendy comes back from her room and Tripp shows up at the door with flowers to ask if she’s ready for their date. Tripp and Wendy play Jenga and drink a shot.

Leo tells Gwen that it is possible that Dimitri loves her but it’s just not likely. Gwen calls him cynical. Leo argues that he’s just protective of his best friend and as someone who knows about cons, he can spot one a mile away. Leo bets that Dimitri is up to something.

Dimitri asks if Xander is threatening him. Xander calls it a promise. Dimitri asks if he’s going to write a nasty article about him. Xander states that Dimitri hasn’t been in town long enough to know about his past careers. Dimitri responds that he’s had a few past careers himself. Xander hopes that experience serves him well because if he does anything to hurt Gwen, the Spectator will be the least of his worries. Xander then walks away.

Chloe tells Nicole that she doesn’t know what’s going to happen between her and Xander as they haven’t been together that long and sleeping together would be a big step. Nicole jokes that they already share an apartment but agrees that whatever they do is their business. Chloe says she has to go since Xander is picking up dinner from the Pub. Chloe tells Nicole that she loves her and she hopes EJ comes home soon. Nicole admits she’s been a little lonely lately. Chloe says she’s always there for her as they hug.

Eric thanks Marlena for letting him know and says he’s sorry too as they hang up. Sloan asks what happened. Eric informs her that someone saw Abe Carver fall off the docks this afternoon, so they are sending divers in and presuming he’s dead. Sloan tells Eric that she’s so sorry and asks if he’s just been wandering around this whole time. Eric admits he’s not sure and asks why. Sloan wonders what it means for Colin since when Abe went missing, she first thought that Colin killed him, but this all happened while Colin was in jail then this could be good news for him. Sloan then quickly apologizes for being insensitive and acknowledges how much Abe meant to Eric and his family. Eric understands Sloan loves her brother. Eric then brings up Nicole and how Abe was like a father to her. Sloan says she had no idea. Eric knows Nicole will take the news really hard when she finds out. Sloan suggests Eric go see Nicole. Eric questions Sloan wanting him to do that. Sloan acknowledges that Nicole is going to need a friend. Eric calls that very kind of her and jokes that she shouldn’t let it get around that she’s a good person as he hugs her.

Wendy acknowledges that Tripp packed a whole date in to 45 minutes. Tripp is glad she enjoyed it but says it’s not over yet as they can’t leave out the kiss goodnight. They go to kiss but Wendy gets a call from Johnny. Wendy asks if he’s on his way. Johnny says no as he ran in to Chanel and she just found out that Abe is dead which shocks Wendy. Johnny explains that Chanel was so upset and he didn’t want her to drive so he’s at Paulina’s apartment. Johnny doesn’t think he can leave Chanel alone. Wendy says of course not. Johnny adds that he’s not sure when he will be able to come over. Wendy tells him not to worry about it and they’ll do it some other night. Johnny insists he’ll be there but Wendy says no as she can’t imagine how Chanel must be feeling, so he needs to be there and he can’t just run out when Paulina gets there. Johnny agrees that he can’t and tells Wendy that he’s really sorry. Wendy says she’s just really glad that he was there when Chanel needed him. Johnny thanks her for being so understanding and says he will call her later as they hang up. Chanel asks Johnny if he and Wendy had plans for the night.

Wendy informs Tripp about Abe. Tripp can’t believe it as Abe was one of Steve’s best friends. Wendy says it seems a lot of people loved Abe. Tripp brings up that Chanel had lost her own father, so Abe was the only father she had left.

Chanel tells Johnny that it’s so good of him to be there for her but he doesn’t have to stay. Johnny tells her not to worry about him as he’s happy to stay for as long as she needs him. Johnny assures there is no way he’s leaving her. Chanel hugs a framed photo of her and Abe.

Chloe goes home where Xander has dinner from the Pub. Chloe notices his mood and asks if everything is okay as he seems a little distracted. Xander tells her that he had a weird run in outside of the Pub with Dimitri and it looks like he and Gwen are getting married.

Gwen tells Leo to just keep his doubts to himself and wish her the best. Leo continues to argue against Gwen marrying Dimitri. Dimitri then shows up at the door. Gwen tries to get Leo to leave but he refuses. Dimitri says he’s learned to ignore Leo. Leo continues to argue with Dimitri. Gwen asks what brings him by. Dimitri says he was wondering, now that she had time to think about it, if she would do him the great honor of being his wife.

Sloan wonders if she and Eric made a baby, so she doesn’t have to feel guilty about what she did to his paternity test. Sloan then tells herself that maybe there’s no reason to feel guilty and maybe EJ is the father of Nicole’s baby after all.

Nicole starts trying to put together a text to EJ but throws her phone in frustration. Nicole declares that if the father of her baby does not walk through the door in the next five minutes, she’s going to scream. Eric then walks through the door.

Back to the Main Days of Our Lives Page

Back to the Main Daytime Updates Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

Days Update Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Days of Our Lives Update

Days of Our Lives logo

Update written by Joseph

Li brings Dr. Rolf to his lab and asks him how long it will take him to get up and running. Dr. Rolf says no time at all if he gets him the supplies he needs. Li assures that he will have top shelf equipment. Dr. Rolf notes that one vital component of his project is missing and that’s the subject that he wants him to work on. Li tells him to be patient as Harris will arrive very soon.

Megan walks through the park and runs in to Harris Michaels. Megan questions if he’s following her. Harris pulls a gun on her and declares that they have unfinished business. Megan asks if he wants her to cry and plead for her life. Megan states that she’s been expecting him as he specializes in gunning down the defenseless, bringing up the people he killed. Megan asks what he’s waiting for.

Theo goes to see Paulina, who asks if he has news. Theo informs her that a call just came in to the police station and Eli took off in a hurry with Rafe. Theo thinks it’s a lead to tie Whitley in to what happened to Abe.

Eli and Rafe inspect the pier. Eli says he doesn’t see anything while Rafe says they have to keep looking because right now, all they have is Jerry’s word.

Whitley tells Abe that she knows his visit with “Theo” was a bit stressful, so she suggests they just sit down and watch Body and Soul. Abe jokes that it’s hard for him to keep up with who is lying to who on the show. Whitley thinks back to her instructions to Jerry. Abe calls out to her and notes that she looks a million miles away.

Eli asks Jerry if he got a good look at the guy before he went in to the water. Jerry says it all happened so fast. Rafe tells him to do his best to describe him. Jerry says he was his height but older. Rafe shows him a photo of Abe and says that is who they are looking for. Jerry claims that it was him.

Harris tells Megan to calm down as nobody is getting shot. Harris points out that he only pulled the trigger on somebody that was unarmed was when Megan was messing with his head. Harris declares that Megan’s days of making people do what she wants are over. Harris says she is going somewhere to discover new levels of misery every single day. Megan asks why Harris is doing this. Harris says it’s to stop the insanity and to stop her from doing whatever she’s planning to Bo, Hope, or Kate. Megan says it’s funny that he should mention Kate and questions what her role is in this little stunt of his.

Kate tells Jada that she won’t pressure her in to sharing about her and Rafe, but she saw her face when she guessed that they were upstairs together. Kate brings up that a few hours earlier, Jada was sharing how she felt about Rafe. Jada mentions the rules in place to stop her from acting on those feelings. Kate says rules are meant to be broken and encourages her to share, joking that she won’t give up. Jada then explains that Rafe came over to give her some good news about her sister which was a huge relief. Jada admits one thing led to another but that’s all she’s going to say. Kate says she’s very happy for both of them and she hopes it works out for them. Kate asks where Jada is now. Jada says he had to go look for Abe and try to figure out what happened to him.

Rafe tells Eli that he’s not sure about Jerry as he seems a little nervous to him. Rafe still wants a dive team and forensics all over this. Eli tells Rafe to do what he needs but declares that he’s going in. Eli removes his shirt as Rafe argues that he can’t go in without scuba gear and proper equipment. Eli declares that if this was Abe, he needs to see for himself and dives in to the water against Rafe’s wishes.

Whitley claims to Abe that she was just thinking about how happy she is that his test results were so good. Whitley then plays the tape of Body and Soul but Abe decides he doesn’t want to watch the show. Abe points out that it’s a beautiful day outside and he wants to go to the park. Whitley argues that it’s hot outside and he just got out of the hospital so he’s nowhere near ready. Abe feels they can sit on a bench in the park, insisting that he’s up to that. Abe brings up how great she said his test results were. Abe asks her to help him get dressed so they can go out and see what he’s been missing.

Paulina asks Theo if maybe someone recognized Abe and that Rafe and Eli are on their way to finding him and bringing him back. Paulina exclaims that it would be great but decides she’s not getting her hopes up again as she can’t handle that. Theo sits her down and says he knows what she means, but hope is all they have, so until someone he trusts tells him that he will never see his dad again, he’s going to believe they will find him. Theo brings up when he got shot and went in a coma and no one knew if he would regain consciousness, but Kate told him that Abe never stopped believing he would come out of it and maybe that’s why he pulled through. Theo says maybe that’s exactly what Abe needs from them now, to never lose hope.

Eli comes out from the water and says he couldn’t see anything. Rafe suggests waiting for the divers. Eli argues that a man like Abe doesn’t just randomly hit his head and disappear. Rafe questions what Abe would be doing down here and how he got away from whoever grabbed him. Eli goes back to Jerry and asks if he’s sure it was Abe. Jerry says he guesses maybe. Eli grabs him and questions what he means. Eli explains that Abe is his wife’s father. Rafe tells Eli to take it easy. Jerry claims he was sure and as soon as he saw Abe’s picture, he knew. Rafe thanks Jerry for the information and says he doesn’t have to stick around but not to leave town because they will want to speak to him again, so Jerry then leaves the pier. Rafe reminds Eli that all they have is Jerry’s word. Eli brings up the blood stain and Abe’s hospital bracelet. Rafe notes that forensics hasn’t tested the blood yet. Eli knows they will follow up the evidence but says they can’t kid themselves as they both know how this ends.

Li tells Dr. Rolf to expect a delivery soon. Dr. Rolf is impressed with his preparation but points out that he has twice failed to produce Harris Michaels. Dr. Rolf says he would hate to have risked coming back for nothing. Li assures him that it wasn’t for nothing as it’s being handled by Megan DiMera herself. Li then exits the lab.

Harris tells Megan to forget about Kate as he’s doing this alone because he wants to be the one to make sure she gets what she deserves. Megan assures that she feels threatened but she can’t help wondering why he’s doing this now and what nudged him in to. Megan remembers how ruthless Kate has always been, so she guesses that Kate wants her dead but Harris held out for delivering her to her own private Siberia. Harris calls this conversation a waste of time and says her boat is waiting. Megan warns that he should’ve listened to Kate but he’s too much of a boy scout and was only effective when she was giving him his marching orders. Megan adds that Kate isn’t here and it’s just them and his gun. Megan wonders what Harris would do if she were to suddenly turn and run for her life. Megan questions if he really has it in him to shoot her in the back. Megan tries to run but Harris grabs her. Harris says he’s not going to shoot her, but she’s not going anywhere except where he is taking her. Harris asks how she’s going to spend all that time all alone in the middle of nowhere.

Kate asks Jada to take her mind off Abe for awhile by telling her about her and Rafe. Jada says there isn’t much to tell since it just happened but assures there are no regrets and they definitely want to be together, though they have to keep it between them and behind closed doors. Jada thanks Kate for her advice and adds that she’s grateful to Eli too since he apparently had a conversation with Rafe after picking up on the energy between them and gave him similar advice. Jada then gets a text from Rafe and tells Kate that she has to get to the docks. Kate wonders if it’s about Abe. Jada notes that he didn’t give any details. Jada reminds Kate that she can’t tell anyone about her and Rafe. Kate says that her life is not an open book either and assures that she knows how important it is to have someone you can trust, especially with your secrets. Jada then exits the Pub.

Harris tells Megan that it’s time to go. Megan asks if she doesn’t get a teary goodbye with Kate. Harris then gets shot from behind by a dart.

Whitley tells Abe that she knows how impatient he is to get better but he can barely walk. Abe suggests that she can take him in his wheelchair. Whitley reminds him that a man tried to kill him and he’s still out there, so she would feel guilty if she put him in danger. Abe argues that they’d be in a public park in broad daylight. Abe declares that he won’t live in fear or be a prisoner in his own home. Jerry returns, so Whitley asks him to convince Abe that it’s not a good idea to go out yet. Jerry responds that he actually thinks that’s a great idea and says he will help Abe get dressed.

Paulina talks to Theo about how she’s been worrying about herself and her stress when it’s Abe who is suffering the most, being away from his loved ones and likely scared out of his mind. Paulina says she will have to keep herself strong for Abe until he gets home. Theo says they both will. Paulina asks more about the call that Eli and Rafe got.

Jada joins Rafe and Eli at the docks and asks if it’s about Abe. Rafe confirms that the 911 caller said he saw a guy fall in to the water with a blood stain and they found Abe’s hospital ID bracelet. Rafe adds that the witness said that Abe was the guy he saw. Jada hopes there’s still a chance. Rafe doesn’t want to tell Paulina about any of this since it’s all circumstantial evidence and one guy’s statement. Rafe states that if there’s a body in the water, the divers will find it. Eli tells Rafe that he’s going to take the blood sample to be compared against Abe’s DNA at the hospital. Rafe then gets a call from Paulina. Rafe decides he has to let it go to voicemail because he can’t let her know what’s going on yet. Jada encourages that he did the right thing so she does not panic. Jada asks when the call came in and hopes it’s not when they were together. Rafe knows what she’s thinking but says if they came sooner, it wouldn’t have changed anything. Rafe declares that they are here now and they have a job to do, even if they might not like what they find.

Paulina leaves a message for Rafe, saying she’s sorry to bother him again but when Theo told her that he had a lead, she had to call. Paulina asks Rafe to call her back if anything happens even if it doesn’t seem important. Paulina adds that she’s filled with hope that he is on the verge of finding Abe and bringing him home to her where he belongs. Theo tells her that she did great and hugs her.

Jerry sends Abe to pick out a shirt and then returns to Whitley, who questions what he’s doing when she told him to back her up. Whitley reminds him that she hired him to make people think Abe is dead. Jerry says he did everything like she said and it’s going exactly like she wants it to so far, as the cops think Abe fell of the pier and drowned and they are using the evidence that he planted to prove it. Whitley asks what he means by “so far”. Jerry explains that when he left, they were calling in divers, crime scene investigators, and pouring everything they had in to it. Jerry adds that when he signed up for this, he thought it was an acting job to help a sick man but it somehow morphed in to a weird nightmare where he faked the mayor’s death and now he’s the one on the line with the cops. Jerry thinks that calls for a big raise. Whitley argues that she already paid him everything she’s got. Jerry warns that she better come up with something because if he doesn’t get the money that he wants, he’s going straight to the police station and blowing up her world.

Megan remarks that Harris should have shuffled her off when he had the chance. Harris responds that this changes nothing as he staggers from the dart. Megan asks if he’s wondering how this happened. Megan then reveals the tracking device that Harris put on her car and says he thought that he had her when the truth is, she had him the whole time. Harris says she’s not going to get away with it. Harris tries to aim his gun at her but he collapses to the ground. Li then arrives. Megan complains that Li didn’t put enough in, because he nearly killed her.

Kate remains in the Pub, complaining that she should’ve had an update from Harris by now. Kate wonders what’s taking so long and texts Harris that she’s waiting to hear some good news.

Megan questions what took Li so long as Harris was about to take her away. Li explains that he had to get Dr. Rolf settled in and answer his questions because he doesn’t have a lot of confidence in their ability to get Harris to him. They hear Harris’ phone go off, so Li retrieves his phone from his pocket. Li sees that his phone is locked. Li holds his eyes open to unlock the phone with face recognition. Megan instructs Li to then disable that feature because next time they want to use his phone, Harris won’t be available. Li sees that the text was from Kate, asking for an update. Megan knew she was in on it. Megan says to forget about Kate for now because they have to get Harris out of here.

Whitley questions Jerry being a blackmailer now. Whitley then brings up Jerry’s grandmother and how she was able to get the medicine she couldn’t afford thanks to her. Jerry says he’s sorry but he’s afraid that the cops are going to try to pin this on him. Whitley warns that it will also be the FBI and he’s right that he’s the one that broke all the laws. Jerry argues that he did what she told him to do. Whitley asks who is going to believe him against her, but warns that the police have enough on him to send him away for a really long time.

Theo tells Paulina that Rafe is busy as she wonders if she should try again. Paulina agrees there is no point and that Rafe will call when he knows something. Paulina is glad Theo is there. Theo says it was driving him insane being half a world away as they need to be going through this together. Paulina states that he reminds her of Abe.

Rafe and Jada return to the police station. Rafe notes that he still hasn’t heard from Eli but then he gets a call from him. Eli is at the hospital and confirms that they still had Abe’s blood sample and it matched the blood found on the docks. Eli says that everything Jerry said was right and that Abe is gone. Rafe says he can’t believe this. Eli says he needs to go tell Lani in person because reporters will be there and it will be on the news, so he needs to tell her so that she doesn’t find out like that. Rafe understands and tells Eli to take off as he will handle it. Eli asks about Paulina and Theo because somebody has to tell them. Rafe states that he will tell them and tells Eli to take care as he hangs up. Rafe holds back tears as Jada hugs him.

Whitley brings Abe out in his wheelchair and says it’s time for their adventure but Jerry decides he’s changing his mind and realized that Whitley was right and he shouldn’t have agreed to take Abe out when there’s so many reasons for him to stay here. Abe complains about it not mattering that he really wants to go out. Whitley claims that she tried to get behind the idea but his son knows best.

Paulina decides she can’t take it anymore and she’s going to the police station to make somebody talk to her. Theo thought she was going to wait on Rafe’s call. Paulina argues that she can’t just sit and wait as she needs to hear something. Paulina opens the door to leave right as Rafe and Jada arrive. Paulina says she was just coming to see them and asks if Rafe got her message and if they found Abe. Jada asks if they can come in. Paulina says no and tries to shut the door. Paulina starts to panic as Rafe and Jada enter the apartment. Rafe tells Paulina that he’s so sorry as they didn’t find Abe but they found some remnants and a witness. Paulina breaks down crying.

Li returns to the park with Harris’ phone and gets a text from Kate, asking if she should be worried. Li texts back that the mission is accomplished. Kate remarks that she should’ve known she could count on Harris.

Harris wakes up strapped to a bed in Dr. Rolf’s lab with Megan watching over him. Harris struggles with the straps and questions what she’s trying to do. Megan responds that it’s the same thing he was going to do to her. Megan comments that she expected him to be down for a few more hours but he’s a strong one. Megan doubts that he’s strong enough to resist what Dr. Rolf has in store for him. Megan warns Harris that in a few short moments, he will be back under control. Harris shouts that he should’ve seen this coming. Harris warns that it won’t work this time. Megan tells Dr. Rolf that Harris doesn’t have any faith in his treatments. Megan tells Harris not to worry as she has enough faith for both of them.

Back to the Main Days of Our Lives Page

Back to the Main Daytime Updates Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

Interview with Idris Elba, Archie Panjabi, and Max Beesley

TV Interview!


Idris Elba, Archie Panjabi and Max Beesley in "Hijack" on Apple TV+ starting June 28!

Interview with Idris Elba, Archie Panjabi and Max Beesley in “Hijack” on Apple TV+  by Suzanne 6/26/23

This was an early-morning press conference in London that I watched on Zoom. The host took questions from us ahead of time, as well as from the audience. This is a great show that you won’t want to miss, particularly if you love high-stakes drama and action. It was great to watch their chat.



Kate Quilton (Moderator): Thank you so much for joining us today. I’ve got to say, I think Hijack might actually be my new favourite show. I don’t know about you guys, but I guess there might be a few fans out there that binged it like I did – oh, yes! We’ve got a round of applause already, isn’t it brilliant? Ok, well, let’s get our glittering cast and creatives out. First up, Idris Elba [AUDIENCE APPLAUSE]; Idris plays Sam Nelson, and he’s executive producer; this is George Kay, writer and executive producer; here we have Archie Panjabi, who plays Zahar Gahfoor; Max Beesley, who plays Daniel O’Farrel; and then we have Jim Field Smith, director and executive producer [ALL APPLAUSE]. Wow. Thank you so much. I mean, I literally think this stage is bowing under the weight of the talented accolades, really. I mean, you guys are a stella team, isn’t it, you are a force, absolute force. So, firstly, I just want to you, you play Sam Nelson, when did you first know, you were going to play Sam?

Idris Elba: Hi everyone, how you doing? Nice to see you all, thanks for coming.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): What happened? How did the script land on you? Was it a conversation with George?

Idris Elba: It was some… made in an alignment of timings. And I think, you know, the idea came… George had the idea and was rearing that, at the same junction I was looking at, you know, Apple and I had a deal that were trying to figure out what we were going to do together, and this came as just an idea from George and then became, you know, the story beats and then the scripts. So… But I knew really much very early when I sat with George and talked about what were trying to achieve and what, you know, the story and the perspective of this story. For me, as a producer and a talent, I was sort of interesting in doing something that, you know, hit the mark in television. I love television, I love making television, I have done for years. I play in the film space as well and I think the- the sort of merger between film and what is film and what is television has gotten smaller, that sort of line. And- and working with George was just like… it was a joy. I was a fan of his work and wanted to make that happen.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Brilliant. Brilliant. I mean, Sam certainly stayed with me. I’ve got to say, like, you know, even that opening shot, it’s almost… the way you’re talking about the crossover between TV and film, it is filmic. I’ve never seen a travelator look so sexy in my life [ALL LAUGH]. Do you know what I mean? And the lens flare and the sun. And I love that motif that we see throughout, which is kind of, you know, you being backlit looking angelic and heroic, which actually brings me, really, I guess to the cinematography, and Jim, at the end.

Jim Field Smith: I thought you were going to say it brings you to Max Beesley.


Kate Quilton (Moderator): From angel to another [LAUGHS]. But it is, it is exquisite, I mean, how it’s shot; can you tell us a little bit about how you settled on shooting style and the look and feel of it?

Jim Field Smith:     Well obviously, we spent most of our time trying to make Idris look presentable, which is tough…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Tough gig [LAUGHS].

Jim Field Smith: The biggest thing for us, I suppose, was we’ve got a show that’s set almost exclusively inside of an airplane. And there’s two problems with that, one is to make it engaging dramatically and not make it feel dull and flat, and the other thing is to make it feel like you are actually in an airplane that’s moving through the sky. So, it was sort of definitely very, very challenging, but we had a very talented team that figured out how to solve both of those issues. And I sort of heaped problem on top of problem by saying, you know, we didn’t really want to break this place apart, we wanted to move around the plane and never break through the skin of it, and we didn’t… I didn’t want the thing you sometimes see on screen where everything gets scaled up, we actually… the plane you see in the show is a millimetre for millimetre replication of a- of an airliner. So, we sort of made it as hard for ourselves as we possibly could and hope that translates onto screen into something that feels really convincing, but at the same time, yeah, try to make it look as engaging and sort of pull you into the drama as much as possible.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Mhm. I mean, that must have been challenging. I mean, how many people were on that plane? I mean, obviously we have the two hundred passengers, plus crew…

Jim Field Smith: Well, as many as you see… As many as you see, plus some of them behind the camera, yeah. So, that was sort of everybody boarding a long-haul flight every single day for a hundred twenty days.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): [GASPS]

Idris Elba: In the middle of summer with no AC.

Jim Field Smith: In the middle of summer, yeah.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): How was that for you? I mean, you must be…

Idris Elba: It was great I…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): 6’ 3” ish?

Idris Elba: Yeah [LAUGHS].

Jim Field Smith: He’s been wearing shorts ever since.

Idris Elba: 6’ 3”, but luckily the first-class cabin had the extra legroom.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Oh, ok. I guess you spent maybe half your time there and half at the back…

Idris Elba: Yeah, some of it in the back, yeah. But actually, you know, I think the- the fact that we didn’t break the Episode 2. Idris Elba in "Hijack," premiering June 28, 2023 on Apple TV+.plane apart and make… you know, this is a real plane, just in a studio, and the- the- the confinement of that just really applied to the drama. Even for the crew, you know, figuring out how we’re going to do this top shot without being able to take the roof off was about trying to figure out how to     do that. And, you know, it all sort of led into the claustrophobia of it, so the crew, the actors, you know, everyone was sort of tight, and we’re… it was almost like watching a documentary being made while being in the documentary, you know.

Jim Field Smith: It meant we could keep going more, you know, it meant that we could stay in the moment and let the scene play out more, which, you know, when you’re dealing with a hijacking it’s about people reacting and trying to figure out live, you know, how to get through the next second, how to get through the next minutes. And so, we were able to bring some of that into the actual making of it, you know, we used a lot of unbroken shots, we moved often with Sam’s character… with Idris’ character, Sam, we’re moving with him through the plane. So, we did a lot of that for real, you know. And there was a lot of like, you know, literally people having to hand the camera to each other and stuff like that. But, again, that was, as Idris says, that was all about wanting to feel engaged in the drama of it and not feel like it was artifice or that it was… we were sort of sitting aback and watching it from afar, I wanted it to feel like you’re in that hijack.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Yeah, which you certainly do. I mean, you feel it, it’s a ride, you know what I mean? George, I want to ask you – George is the writer of the project – how did it come about? I mean, where did the… what was the genesis of the idea?

George Kay: I was on a train, actually – I was on the Eurostar, I was doing a lot of work in France – and we were in the Eurostar tunnel and the train stops quite abruptly. And even though I knew everything was alright, it flashed through my mind, what if there’s something going on, on this train? What if it’s happening up the carriages? And I looked around me at the people, the kind of businessman eating his lunch, and the squabbling family, and I thought like, how would we     cope as a group of people if this was a serious incident? Would the tough looking guy really be tough, would the kind of the weedy guy really rise up and actually cover himself in glory and manage to stand up to people. Who are these people really when you look past them as- as- as… you get past your prejudice of those people and how they look. And it kind of put me in mind of blitz spirit and like when the chips are down, how does the British or an international community cope when suddenly thrust into kind of extremes. Then the thought of a plane was much more of a visual, you know, we could really open it up…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): High stakes.

George Kay: High stakes. Also, like a moving society, you know, we’ve got a class system on a plane, you’ve got all sorts of people. But as all the characters experience, whether they’re on the ground or in the plane, that hijacking is a great leveller for all these people and so they really get tested, no matter what their rank, no matter what their class seat they’re sitting on a plane, so it felt like a good setting to take it to a plane.

Idris Elba: So, you’re saying that I’m the weedy guy [ALL LAUGH]. So, that’s what’s really going on here, I didn’t see that.

George Kay: You’re the business guy eating his lunch. On a serious point, what was great was that when Idris came on board to play Sam, we all have our understanding of Idris as an actor and his like… and it’s great to give a role that, I think, that’s kind of a… he doesn’t have those skills of a Royal Marine or an SAS soldier or stuff, he’s really… as a character…

Kate Quilton (Moderator):     But he does in a real life…

George Kay: But he looks like he might. He looks like he might, right, yeah [LAUGHS]. So, it’s quite fun to play with what the hijackers thought… think of Sam Nelson, and what Sam Nelson thinks they think of Sam Nelson. Those are fun layers to exploit.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Yeah. Now, Archie and Max, together, you’re part of the ground force, what’s happening on the ground?

Max Beesley: After you, Archie.

Archie Panjabi: So, yeah, so I am the… Gosh, I was so interested in hearing how it all came about, I completely lost my words [ALL LAUGH]. Zahar’s character first learns about the hijacking and gets together all the authorities and starts a big investigation. We were in a room that… not as narrow as the aircraft, but it was still… it was probably about three times the size of the stage, and the room just got bigger and bigger as it became more tense. Those were stressful scenes though, we all had to stay in one position, we couldn’t move because of the number people in the room, we were watching the monitor with like a dart, which was the aircraft, and really like intense scenes.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Who had it worse?

Archie Panjabi: Sorry?

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Nobody knows who had it worse [LAUGHS].

Archie Panjabi: Yeah, well, I think we did because he was in business class with his feet… first class?

Kate Quilton (Moderator): First.

Archie Panjabi: He was in first. We were kind of packed like sardines too. But we did have, you know, I was telling Idris earlier, we did have a good laugh on the show. It was intense, right, Jim? We had a lot of fun on the show.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): So, when the script first landed with you, did you know immediately, yes, I want to play Zahar?

Archie Panjabi: Well, when I first read it, I think I was sent three and I couldn’t put it down. And then, by the end of the third one, I wanted to know if my character had [LAUGHS] successfully saved the passengers, so I phoned up my agent and said, “I need to read four to seven”, and she said [LAUGHS] so selfish of me. But she said, “do you not want to do it?”, I said “no, I’d love to do it. I just need to know what happens to the passengers” And that’s when I thought this is a brilliant script, it’s really thrilling, it’s going to have audiences at the edge of their seat, so. And Idris was in it, of course, and Max and Jim and [LAUGHS].

Kate Quilton (Moderator): I’ve just been handed a message, which, shall I read this out? Thank you. Ok, thanks, Ernie. Please remind press here in the screening room that while photos are ok, please do not video tape the press conference, thanks, Ernie. Running in a rule! Thank you. So, no videos but photos are great. So, sorry. Sorry to interrupt! [LAUGHS]. Brilliant, so, Max, I think you have maybe one of the best entrances possible, you know, just that killer reveal at the beginning     of the episode where you literally just roll into frame and it’s… it’s a couple of seconds but we learn so much. In terms of storytelling, it is brilliant. I mean, for you, when you first read the script, did you think, ok, I’m in, this is brilliant?

Max Beesley: Well, I… Interestingly enough, Idris is very kind enough to suggest me for the role to the producers, which was lovely, and then- and then when I got the scripts, the first thing I always look at is who’s written it, because I write myself and I love… I like good writing. And I saw it was George, and then Jim as a director, and I’d seen Criminal, and what I loved about that show was it was compelling. It was in such small, confined spaces yet there was so much going on within the stillness, if that makes sense, and I thought it was really clever television that they’d both created. And so, immediately, I was like great, let’s go. And also, I wanted to work with Idris. I didn’t realise that he’d be thirty thousand feet up in the air and I’d be running around the ground trying to find out what was going on, you know, but…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Did you ever see each other?

Max Beesley: No, not even in the six months shooting [LAUGHS].

Idris Elba: No, not once.

Max Beesley: So… But, of course, after reading it, the first couple of episodes – I think I read three – and the character became more and more involved. And there are so many wonderful nuances for me to play as well as a professional policeman, but also from a personal point of view, being involved in Sam’s ex-wife, played by Christine Adams. And we get very subtle reminders of that, you know, on the picture frame, there’s pictures of Sam with the family and he’s obviously     handsome and he’s, you know, he’s got a vibe about him. And so, I think that policemen, while they’re so tenacious and professional and very good at their jobs, their personal lives are very discombobulated, if you like. So, there was something interesting there for me to get hold of. And then, of course, my… Archie’s character is another ex-lover of this rogue… were we lovers? I think we were. George?

George Kay: Yeah.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): I mean, I’m itching to know the backstory because the relationship between you two, I mean, that dynamic just leaps off the screen, doesn’t it. I mean, something- something really bad went down [LAUGHS].

Max Beesley: We had… something went down, I’m not quite sure what it was, Kate, but…

Archie Panjabi: Oh, I am.


Max Beesley: Oh, ok [LAUGHS]. But it’s excellent because we very delicately and subtly worked through Christine’s messages from… from Idris’ character, Sam, and then my relationship, past relationship with Archie, who is in counterterrorism, we can then start formulating something we don’t really think is going on, but as the dominos fall then we realise we’re into a very serious situation. Quite quickly in the show as well, which is good because it grabs you quite quickly. And it’s high octane… high octane stuff. It’s really, you know, a great drama… a thriller and a great drama. I’m really proud to be a part of it, you know.

Jim Field Smith: We actually, you just reminded me you guys talking about being on the ground, is that part of the necessity of where we shot was that everyone was sort of     separated, but it was also slightly by design as well. And the people on the plane never met really any of the people on the ground but used to call each other the ‘ground people’ and the ‘plane people’ [ALL LAUGH]. And they would always try and sneak in and look at what we were doing in other sets, and we’re like get off, get out of here. Because, of course, part of the, you know, without being too highfalutin about it, part of the fun of it is about information and about who knows what. And, you know, the genius of Sam’s character is he’s trying to get information to the ground without being caught doing that by the hijackers, meanwhile, because of the methods that he’s using, which are maybe a little bit unconventional, the characters on the ground are having to decipher this and figure out is it hijacked or is it not. And so, we sort of deliberately wanted to keep everyone separate and keep everyone guessing the whole time. And, yeah, again, hopefully that comes across on the screen.

Idris Elba: [LAUGHS] I remember actually, you know, because we’re shooting at a studio with several stages, and because I couldn’t sort of go and see what the other stages were doing every now and then, I’d always stay near the back, and then one time I realised I was walking right through basically a whole shot. And I think Archie was in there, I think, and everyone was huddled in this tiny room, and they were just, you know, I think they were just running lines, right, and I just walk past. And I was like “hey!” [ALL LAUGH] and they all looked at me like, what are you thinking? You’re meant to be… and I was in full costume, blood on my face, they were like, he looks happy! What the fuck are we doing!


Jim Field Smith: He’s fine, hijack’s over, guys.

Idris Elba: I thought everyone would be like, hey, what’s up, Idris! They were like, what are you doing here? Just get out, man, you’re killing our vibe.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Brilliant. Well, those are a few questions from me, but the people we are really interested to hear questions from today is everyone out here and also everyone online who has joined us virtually. So, I’ll start by taking a question from the floor in the room here, if anyone has got a question, just pop your hand up and we’ll get a mic to you before you ask it.

Press: This question is for Max, you mentioned that you didn’t have the opportunity to meet with Idris for about six months while shooting, but your character is pretty much solving, trying to solve the pieces of the puzzle to this, you know, mystery with what’s going on with, you know, this hijacking, so did that help you in your role not having to be able to interact with Idris in those six months, or did that hinder you?

Max Beesley: I… It was helpful. I mean, just from a professional point of view, I wanted to do the dance with Idris on set because he’s a terrific actor, but I think it helped a little bit. And also, obviously, he’s a very handsome man, so like I say, when you do… there are very subtle shots of me and Christine in the bedroom, there are family pictures of her with Idris’ character with the boys, and there’s just a couple of moments that Jim shot there where you just… it’s the male thing of, you know, just like, what am I working with? And these… this guy is a professional but so is Sam, he’s a very successful professional guy. And so, I don’t know, I mean, yeah, it probably did help, maybe, yeah, I’m not too sure, just try to be real on the day with the scene and that’s it.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Thank you. Oh yeah, let’s take it. Thank you.

Press: Thank you. Question for Idris, obviously this is an action thriller, so talk us through, please, if it’s ok, the sort of fight sequences or action sequences, and     sort of how did it effect you? Did you get battered and bruised, or were there any injuries or anything like that?

Idris Elba: So, I guess, you know, one of the things that I guess was by design was that, you know, we didn’t take this plane apart and made it easier for us to shoot, we designed all the action sequences with what we’ve got, ok. And, you know, you know, Sam does a lot of sneaking around the plane, you know. Me sneaking on a plane is like, bro, what you doing? [ALL LAUGH]. We can see you, you know, so it meant that I had to even get lower, or we had to figure out another way. And that was actually really, again, adds to the sort of drama and reality of this thing. The fight sequences were certainly hard to shoot. They were choreographed within the space, if we hurt ourselves, we just took a breather and carried on, because not to say that we didn’t care but it’s just we didn’t try and change the choreography not to hurt ourselves because, in this instance, the fight sequence- sequences were based on what would we do rather than this is a fight sequence, you know. And one of the memorable ones for me is the one with Neil’s character, and this gun and this tiny kitchen space – I’m a big man, so I could just… but it just wasn’t easy to move around and fight this guy, especially if my character is not a fighter, he’s fighting out of desperation and he’s frightened of getting shot. Not only is he frightened of getting shot, but he doesn’t want the plane to go down because of a bullet. So, there’s all this stuff that was part of the design of the action and I think really gives… puts the audience in that… we’ve all been on a plane, we’ve all sat in a chair and looked over and seen that person from this perspective, we’ve all looked down the aisle and looked behind us, and that’s what Jim and the team really designed well and implemented into the action sequences, you know.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Thank you. I’m going to take a question now from the journalists that have joined us virtually. So, this is a question to Archie and Max, and this is from Barbara Monker, who is at DPA in Germany, you’re part of the team on the     ground and the personal backstory, how did you experience the tension building on the plane while figuring out a solution on the ground?

Archie Panjabi: Well, I guess we’re, you know, the great thing about filming this is that we did it chronologically and so the tension just builds. And having to, you know, work with the ministers, the JTAC, the county-terrorism, there’s all these different things going on that [LAUGHS]… I guess the pressure just builds so much that the tension in that room just escalates to a point where it becomes unbearable. In terms of us…

Max Beesley: Yes, carry on.

Episode 2. Archie Panjabi in "Hijack," premiering June 28, 2023 on Apple TV+.

Archie Panjabi: I remember when we first met, we were like, well, what’s our chemistry? What’s our backstory? What’s our history? And I think we both had two different stories, didn’t we, we both decided each of us had chucked each other, and then you pointed to the script, didn’t you…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): I said you were the dominant… you’re the dominant, you broke my heart, maybe.  I mean, I think it’s only George that can settle this.

George Kay: Yeah, sorry, Max…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): George, what’s the backstory?

Max Beesley: Was I an animal? I don’t know anything.

George Kay: I think Zahar is strong and managed to kind of see that maybe Daniel is not the right partner and they broke up. But they did have a relationship, for sure, yeah.

Archie Panjabi: And maybe Sam Nelson was more appropriate, you think? [ALL LAUGH]

Max Beesley: In answer to that lady’s question [LAUGHS]…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): That’s a whole new series.

Idris Elba: Yeah, a whole new one.

George Kay: A love triangle.

Max Beesley: No, no, in answer to the question, when we were working on the ground, obviously as we get more information, the stakes are high, everything’s heightened, everything’s heightened, everything’s heightened. And then, we’re out on the road and then the counter-terrorism units are involved, response units are involved, then it really does… you just play the script and that’s all you need to do. And it grows quite beautifully, you know, throughout the seven hours of the show, I think, so…

Archie Panjabi: There’s a really nice moment though, isn’t there, there’s a really nice moment when I’m driving the car and you ask me all these questions about your ex, and I have a complete… I have a go at you, and at the end she just says, “it’s ok, I get it”. I think from then onwards we just work together.

Max Beesley:     We’re very good at our jobs, which is important, and ultimately, we do kind of really help the situation, I think, you know.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): I think you’re all quite exceptional at your jobs. Talking about the tension building…

Max Beesley: Sorry, I meant as the characters. I wasn’t being an egomaniac. We are both very good counter-terrorist policemen, ok [ALL LAUGH].

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Oh, funny. There’s a question here, and this is to Jim and George, it’s from the States, it’s from Cherry the Geek TV – Joe at Cherry the Geek TV. Now, he was wondering if you could talk about the real time element in the show. In the past, this type of story was told as a two-hour movie, with this format, you’re telling the story of the seven-hour flight over the course of seven hours, and it works really well. Talk about the development of the stories and the challenges, and maybe unexpected surprises of doing this story in real time.

George Kay: You want to go first?

Jim Field Smith: Yeah. Well, I was going to answer the second bit, do you want to answer the first bit?

George Kay: Yeah, ok, yeah. In terms of the- the real time of seven hours and maintaining tension, what I realised when writing was that in the hijacking situation, it’s not immediately life or death, it’s not like you’re just about to be pushed off the edge of a cliff or something. For Sam’s character… For Idris’ character, Sam, he has to contend with a situation that is about to be, constantly is about to be life or death. So, there’s time and tension is suspended because until you know what     those hijackers want, where they’re taking the plane, what they intend to do, these are all unknowable things at the start of our story, and so we have a kind of… we’ve got a tension inbuilt. And there’s no point breaking that, from a writing perspective, there’s no point breaking that tension, you want to unfold the mystery really carefully and slowly because you should have people’s breath held in their chests at that point, and you’ve got seven hours to play with, that’s all they know. And I think at the end of the first or second episode, it becomes clear that they’re going to go to London, I don’t know what we can say in terms of the story, but the seven hours is the size of the football pitch under which Sam Nelson can plot his strategy around and get to his goal. So, the tension is going to be there throughout because you’re edging all more incrementally towards a more intense situation the whole time.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): And at which point did you decide, right, we’re going to do this real time?

Jim Field Smith: I was looking at the- the flight distances and the length of a TV series, and they’re very similar, and actually then the thought they cropped up, well, hang on, why don’t we just play it, why don’t we just run it for real, because we’ve all been on what would feel like interminable plane journeys, that it would not feel interminable or it would be suddenly a short, intense and magnified experience if you were under a hijacking so it just felt right that the length of the show seems to be the length of a flight.

Jim Field Smith: What you don’t want to be is on a flight that gets captained by the network halfway through [ALL LAUGH].

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Was that reason at the beginning, you thought… [LAUGHS]

Jim Field Smith:     They can’t- they can’t cancel it. Yeah, one of the… One of the bits of research we were doing early on, I was listening to this testimony from a hijack survivor, and she said this thing that really, really stuck with me the whole way through the show, which was that she had been in a hijack situation and she said, “during a hijack, time ceases to exist and all you’re left with is decisions”. And that… I sort of had that in my head the whole time because it is real time, it’s potentially more real time for the people on the ground as it is for the people on the plane. As George has said, for the people, you’re sort of suspended, I mean, you’re literally suspended but you’re sort of in suspension and you’re just trying to figure out how to sort of live through to the next moment. For the people on the ground, they’re scrambling for answers, they’re trying to figure out what’s going on, and of course, this plane is heading essentially towards them. In terms of the second part of the question, there were… the sort of… some of the challenges of making it sort of perversely became, I think, some of the benefits of the show. So, the problem with making a real time drama is that you are wedded to every single decision that you make in production throughout. Normally, if it’s like, oh, we hate this jacket, oh, don’t worry, we’ll get rid of it in the next scene or, you know, we’re going to jump to this or we can cut around this or we can go there, we can’t do that in our show. So, we had to live with all of the decisions that we made, and that’s the reality of what would happen in that situation and so we weren’t able to do the convenient thing of jumping ahead in time or sort of swerving around something, we had to just take everything head on. So, you know, we made decisions about characters in episode one that we then had to, you know, essentially live with. And I think, hopefully, that’s to the benefit of the show. You know, the downsides are that you can’t avoid anything. If you’ve got a real time storyline, you’ve got scripts that are written to a real time storyline, you can’t skip things.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): And there’s very little fixing in the edit.

Jim Field Smith:     There’s very little, you know, but the good thing was, to bring it back to the original point, the material on the plane we found could actually expand, because actually once you’re in those scenes on a plane, we, hopefully successfully, went for it, like I really wanted to feel the tension of moments that in any other situation would be completely inconsequential, feeling like the most important thing ever, like, you know, Sam’s character waiting for someone to move slightly so they’re not in his eyeline anymore and they can go this way. You know, I wanted those moments to feel like they lasted forever almost, you know, and- and conversely, wanted the stuff on the ground to feel like relentless, so.

Episode 1. Idris Elba in "Hijack," premiering June 28, 2023 on Apple TV+.George Kay: Also, we… we didn’t want to do any flashbacks or give the audience any irony or any knowledge that Sam and the characters on board didn’t have, everything has to be earned for people on the ground and for the people on the plane. TV is full of shows that are mixing timelines and flashing back and giving audience better knowledge than some of the characters in the show, so it felt fresh to try something just linear, everyone learning at the same time.

Idris Elba: Just quickly, as an actor though, it felt like I was flying to Mars [ALL LAUGH]. I was just like, am I still on this flight? Six months later I’m still on the flight, or three seasons of the show, are we still here? What’s going on?

Kate Quilton (Moderator): In the same outfit [LAUGHS]. Like, how many…

Idris Elba: Ironically, the same shirt I’m wearing now. I’m joking.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Did you have… Was it kind of like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly, did you have like literally twelve hanging up in your dressing room?

Idris Elba: Yeah, and they were all very different stages. Oh, this one over here with all this blood on, I know where that is, I’ll wear that again, ah man


Kate Quilton (Moderator): Brilliant. Alright, we’ll take another question from the floor. Excellent.

Press: Not a very intellectual question, but I wondered, before making the show were any of you afraid of flying and if that had changed since making it?

Archie Panjabi: Well, I didn’t fly on the show, but in terms of watching it, no, no not at all. I think maybe for the first five minutes and then after that it didn’t really affect me so much. But I have done a few dramas on a plane before so maybe I’m, you know, used to flying, I don’t feel the fear so much.

Idris Elba: I, no, for me, more informed about flight and airplanes now, which is weird, you know what I’m saying, I’ll sit on a plane, and I’ll be like, oh, the A3 80 [ALL LAUGHS], oh, different trim, interesting. I don’t know this shit. But it’s actually not, you know, I love flying, I love travelling, and I’ve always, always said hello to staff on planes, off planes, just by way of people wanting to say and wave and what not, so yeah, it just felt interesting to be on a plane again after making this show.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Can I ask a question…

Max Beesley: Before you do, can I just say, sorry, because I flew in six hours ago on a BA flight and every single stewardess was like “are you doing something with Idris? He’s so lovely. We’ve had him on British Airways so many times, he’s such a nice guy”. Like, six minutes in, and I’m like, can we get back to me for a second?     But yeah, that was nice to hear. But I did use to have a fear of flying. I used to love it and then I had a couple of terrible, terrible turbulent flights, and then it was Paul McKenna actually that helped me years ago and now I love it. But I do remember after 9/11, because I live in Los Angeles, I always eyeball the passengers when I get on, and I just think, right…

Idris Elba: That’s helpful.

Max Beesley: Yeah [LAUGHS]. Right. Yeah, I’m like… No, I’m not… I just clock them quite quietly and I just go, mm, ok, because I’ve got two little girls and so I’m… if anything’s going to happen, I’m going… Well, after watching this show, you don’t know, who knows…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Who knows? But, as you already said, you are an excellent policeman, what would you be looking for on that flight?

Max Beesley: Just little tell-tale signs. You know stewardess, when you board a plane and stewards, they’re also reading you as a passenger as someone who can help them in an event, who’s fit? Who’s looking good? Who’s drunk? Who doesn’t drink on the plane? You know, so, yeah, I’m into flying, I really like it a lot.


Kate Quilton (Moderator): If you ever happen to be on a flight with Max, he might be…

Max Beesley: You’ll be alright, you’ll be alright.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Don’t be alarmed! Right, we’ve got loads of hands in the audience so let’s go wherever we can get a microphone, yeah! Great. Excellent.

Press: Idris, serious question here, this sees you do a more multi-dimensional role, but in terms of being an actor and getting a variety of roles, is it a blessing or a curse to be a good-looking man?


Idris Elba: I’m getting a lot of love today, thank you very much.

Press: Max, you can answer that as well, if you like.

Idris Elba: Wow. Look, I’m sure it’s all subjective. I’m not sure I’m good-looking to everyone, but there is something interesting you said earlier, George was talking about, you know, the weedy man versus the strong man and, you know, my size and shape and, you know, all my life sort, oh, you’re a big lad, you know, and I’ve taken on roles that sort of feed into that a little bit. And in this particular time, I was really interested in playing against that. Even though Sam is what he is, he isn’t always the sort of hero in that sense, you know. He’s using… it’s more cerebral, he’s quite vulnerable in the sense that he’s got lots going on internal in terms of his family, and I really was interested in that, you know. So, it played against type, if you like, and I… Yeah, you know, some camera angles are not sexy man, especially on a plane, let me tell you. When Jim’s got the camera right up my nozzle, I’m like, are you sure that’s the angle bro? [ALL LAUGH] Can I just shift to the light? He’s like, no, no, no, this is perfect.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): And let’s take another question from our journalists virtually, this is from Nando Rona at Deadline in Germany, this is it to Idris, Archie and Max, how do you think you might personally react in a situation like the series because of the show? So, since you’ve made it, how might you react on a plane that [LAUGHS] has been hijacked?

Idris Elba: Well, look, you know, I would shut up and mind my own business.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Really?

Idris Elba: No. But I wouldn’t be Sam, for sure, I just wouldn’t have thought out that clearly, but if I had an opportunity to speak to a hijacker and I got eye contact and I thought for a second that person would listen to me, I would go for that and be like, dude, this is very stupid. Or, dude, can you get me a drink please? Just quickly get me drink [ALL LAUGH]. I don’t think I would be the hero guy that’s trying to, you know, outsmart the hijackers, I doubt that very much, but I certainly would want to help the staff and say, look, I’ll, you know, if you need a volunteer to help you do something, I’m in, a hundred percent.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): And you’ve got a bit of intel now. I mean, you’ve learned a lot making this series.

Idris Elba: I know. I know how to fly now, I know how to fly a plane, so yeah.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): What about you, Archie?

Archie Panjabi: I don’t know what I would do. I guess it would depend on the hijackers, what they were like. I’d like to think I’d be able to communicate with them and talk with them, use some of Zahar’s skills, but I don’t know, that’s a really interesting question. It would depend on the people.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Max?

Max Beesley: Again, I’m no idea…

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Employ McKenna? I mean, would you rely on a few of those hypnotherapy tips, I don’t know.

Max Beesley: No, I’m… Because I remember years ago, I got robbed in Ladbroke Grove at gunpoint and I remember thinking if that ever happens, I’ll go to work and take care of business, and I completely froze. I was in a chair with a gun at the back of my head. And even if I had a weapon I would have said, “brother, I’ve got a gun here, man”, I was terrified. So, I don’t know. I have a friend in America, Spencer Stone, who was a… in the military, and he was on the Amsterdam to Paris, he was one of the soldiers that took that chap down. I’ve spoken to him at length about it and I think you’re just wired in a different way, so I’ve got no idea. I’ve got no idea what, you know.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): And George, I mean, it feels unfair to leave you out but…

George Kay: I would…. I would run and hide in the toilet [ALL LAUGH]. I would not step up at all, I think.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Jim?

Jim Field Smith: Me and George and a friend of ours used to play a game that if the three of us were on a boat that was sort of marooned at sea, which of us would turn on each other first to kill them and eat them? So, I think [LAUGHS] every man for themselves.

Kate Quilton (Moderator):     Are you… Ok, you’re eater, not eaten.

Jim Field Smith: I’d definitely rather be eating than be eaten [ALL LAUGH]. If that’s what you’re asking me.

George Kay: I get eaten in the game.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Oh, you get eaten.

Idris Elba: What’s the name of this game?


Kate Quilton (Moderator): I think we got one… We’ve got time for just one more question from the floor. Great, we’ve got a mic there.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): Last question, do you think you could watch Hijack on a flight?

Idris Elba: [LAUGHS]

George Kay: Do you think they’re going to put it on when- when…?

Kate Quilton (Moderator): [LAUGHS] I don’t know, you might want to fight for it, George, I don’t know, like have that chat…

Jim Field Smith: You can watch it on a seven-hour flight. That would be a very specific requirement you need to be able to watch it.

George Kay:     It would be annoying to watch it on a four-hour flight.

Idris Elba: It would have to be a nine-hour flight because you’ve got two hours delay, then they don’t let the thing work.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): I mean, it’s intense. I watched one episode on a train and that was enough for me, to be honest, the blood pressure definitely raised for sure. Thank you so much, everyone. Thank you so much for this really exceptional piece of work. It is, yeah, an exhilarating ride. I will, just to bounce things out, compliment you all on your looks and say you are all beautiful, exceptionally handsome…

Jim Field Smith: And very good at our jobs.

Kate Quilton (Moderator): But it is a very beautiful panel. So, thank you so much, thank you for joining us today, thank you for coming, thank you everyone online.




MORE INFO: Trailer

"Hijack" key art


Told in real time, “Hijack” is a tense thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a seven hour flight, and authorities on the ground scramble for answers. Idris Elba will star as ‘Sam Nelson,’ an accomplished negotiator in the business world who needs to step up and use all his guile to try and save the lives of the passengers — but, his high-risk strategy could be his undoing. Archie Panjabi will play the role of ‘Zahra Gahfoor,’ a counter terrorism officer who is on the ground when the plane is hijacked and becomes part of the investigation. The series also stars Christine Adams, Max Beesley, Eve Myles, Neil Maskell, Jasper Britton, Harry Michell, Aimee Kelly, Mohamed Elsandel and Ben Miles.

“Hijack” has been produced by 60Forty Films, the production company set up by Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta (‘Slow Horses’, ‘The Essex Serpent’) under its exclusive content deal with Apple TV+, alongside Kay and FIeld-Smith’s own production company Idiotlamp Productions, and also marks the first series to debut from Elba’s first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his Green Door Pictures. In addition to writing and directing, Kay and Field Smith each serve as executive producers alongside Elba, Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta and Kris Thykier.

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

Back to the Primetime Articles and Interviews Page


"Hijack" press conference (posted on Jim Field Smith's Twitter)

Days Short Recap Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

Days of Our Lives logo

Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Kate wanted Jada to tell her what happened with Rafe. Jada hesitated, but she told her that she and Rafe made love. Kate was happy for her and wanted more details. She told her there wasn’t much to tell and they had to keep it a secret. Jada thanked Kate for encouraging her to pursue Rafe. She told Kate that Eli did the same thing with Rafe. Jada had to leave and asked Kate to keep her relationship a secret. Kate promised not to say anything. Kate reached out to Harris to find out about Megan. Jerry identified Abe as the man he saw go into the water. Eli jumped in the water, but couldn’t find Abe. Eli wanted answers from Jerry, but that’s all he had to tell them. Rafe wanted the divers to go in the water and look for Abe. They were unsuccessful. Jada arrived and Eli wanted to go to the hospital to test the blood sample he found. Rafe talked to Jada about their relationship. He assured her that their relationship didn’t have anything to do with what happened to Abe. They went to the station. Eli let them know that the sample was Abe’s. Eli wanted to tell Lani himself because he didn’t want her to hear it somewhere else. Rafe told Eli that he would tell Paulina and Theo. After his conversation with Eli, Jada comforted him.

Abe told Paulina that he wanted to go to the park. She didn’t think it was a good idea. He struggled to get up, but he was determined to go outside. Jerry came over and she asked him to talk Abe out of going outside. Jerry thought it was a great idea and offered to help him get ready. While Abe was getting dressed, Whitley went off on Jerry because he went against her. She felt like he was going to blow her plan. He planned on blowing it unless she gave him more money. She couldn’t give him more money. He couldn’t accept that. She reminded him that he committed the crimes. She said it was his word against her word. Paulina told him that he could end up in jail. He backed down and told Abe he couldn’t go out yet. Theo told Paulina that the police might have a lead on Abe. She didn’t want to get her hopes up, but he reminded her that Abe didn’t give up on him when he was shot. She was about to go to the station when Rafe and Jada were at her door. She wanted to know if they had news. She could tell something was wrong because of their faces. Rafe wanted to talk to her, but she didn’t want to hear it. She started to break down. Harris held Megan at gunpoint and told her, but he was taking her somewhere that she couldn’t hurt people anymore. She wanted to know who was making him do that. She guessed Kate was the one who talked him into doing it. Harris was about to drag her to a boat, but he was hit in the neck with a dart. Megan told him that it was a tranquilizer. She was on to him the entire time and lured him there. Li was the one with the tranquilizer gun. She was upset because he took so long. She wanted him to go back to the lab.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

Days Short Recap Monday, June 26, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

Days of Our Lives logo

Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Megan and Li talked on the phone. She was happy when he said he was picking up Rolf. While she was talking about Stefan and the plan, Stefan walked in and wanted to know what she was talking about. She got off the phone and told him she was planning an engagement party. He asked if she knew where Kristen was. Megan said she went to New York to find a custody lawyer and wouldn’t be back in time for the party. When Megan left, he called Gabi. He told her they should invite Kristen to their engagement party. When he called Kristen, her phone was ringing. He found the phone in a drawer. Li met Rolf on the dock. He gave Rolf the supplies he needed. Kate and Harris met to talk about their plan for Megan. He said he wasn’t going to give up. He said he planted a tracking device on Megan’s car. He said he would corner her after she left the mansion. He got a notification that Megan was leaving. He left to confront her. He found her in the park and pulled a gun on her. Theo asked Eli why he was questioning Whitley. Eli told him Whitley left the hospital early the day Abe was missing. Theo said she might be involved. Eli said nothing pointed in her direction, but he was looking into it. While Whitley was in the interrogation room, she looked at Abe’s picture and said it was sad that he had to die. She said she didn’t have a choice.

Abe had a flashback of the wedding. He told Jerry that he wasn’t his son. Jerry said he was confused because of the amnesia. He said he was going to get Abe some water. When Jerry left, he sent Whitley a SOS text. When he gave Abe the water, he knocked it out of his hand. Abe wanted to know what was going on. Whitley told Eli she had to get back to her sick cat. When she left, Eli and Theo went over the background check Eli ran on Whitley. They didn’t find anything suspicious. When Whitley got home, Theo and Abe told her what was going on. She told Abe that he had another son. She said Brandon was his best man. She said Brandon didn’t approve of them. She said he and Brandon had a falling out. Abe apologized to Jerry for accusing him of not being his son. She offered to take Jerry back to the hotel. When they were in the hall, she told him she had something else for him to do. She told Abe that the hospital wanted to do more tests on him. She drew blood from him and gave the vial to Jerry. Rafe was shocked when he saw Talia in a towel. She invites him in. He told her about Talia’s plea deal. He kissed her after they hugged. He apologized for kissing her. He said he couldn’t help himself. She said if he didn’t do it, she would have. She said they should be together despite the rules. She kissed him. Her towel fell off. They made love. After they made love, they wanted a relationship. They agreed to keep their relationship separate from the job. Rafe left. Jada ran into Kate who told her she saw Rafe leave. Rafe, Eli and Jerry were on the dock. Jerry said he saw a man getting hit on the nail on a piling. Rafe and Eli saw fresh blood on the piling. They also saw Abe’s hospital bracelet next to it.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

Y&R Transcript Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript


Y&R logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

Sharon: Faith, I’m fine. I’m keeping busy, I promise. Well, with all kinds of things. You’re too sweet to call and check on me. I’m supposed to be the one asking you that question.

[ Knocking on the door ]

[ Sharon gasps, sighs ] Hold on, somebody’s here.

Adam: Sharon, it’s me.

Sharon: Oh, it’s adam. Just a minute! Um, I better go. Okay, I will tell him that just for you. Call soon. Love you too. Bye.

Adam: I startled you. I’m– I’m sorry.

Sharon: What kind of jerk shows up at a crime victim’s house this late at night without calling first?

[ Adam exhaling ]

Nick: How are you feeling?

Sally: I don’t know.

Nick: What can I do?

Sally: Uh, nothing.

[ Sally chuckling ]

Nick: Uh, do you wanna lay down or…

Sally: I will figure it out.

Nick: Are you in pain? Is it time for your medication?

Sally: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe.

Nick: I can handle that. I can prep whatever. If you’re hungry, I can get you some food from downstairs.

Sally: Okay, will you just stop, please? You’re hovering and it’s making me really uncomfortable.

Nick: Yeah. Uh, sorry. That’s the last thing you need.

Sally: It’s just an awful reminder that everything is not okay and that is far worse than any physical pain.

Summer: I have a confession that I need to make.

Chance: Am I gonna regret listening?

Summer: Probably.

Chance: Awesome. This is heading in a really great direction.

Summer: It’s my marriage. It might be ending. And it’s all because of the lies I told about my mom.

Michael: She’s gonna be here any minute and I don’t want her thinking that I– I scrimped on all of the romance, so, no. What I need is over the top. Like rocky road ice cream to represent the past, yeah? And then, uh– then, uh– the– some of the– no, all the strawberries, have them dipped in every type of chocolate that you have. And that will illustrate the– the– the sweetness to come. Yes, and, uh– and– and your best wine. And then, whatever– whatever else you can think of. Just– I want– I want everything, I want over the top, all right? Yes. You can do this for me. You can. All right. Thank you.

[ Knocking on door ] Ah, uh… door is open!

[ Michael sighing ]

[ Door clicks open ] Boy. Somebody better do something about the heat in here. It’s hot and getting hotter. Yeah. Does somebody need to be held in a– the hell! Phyllis. (Wheezing)

Announcer: Additional sponsorship provided by…

Michael: What are you doing here? Where have you been? What did you do? I have too many questions.

[ Michael laughing ] You’re supposed to be on the run, but you seem rather stationary. I mean, in– in a room to which you were not invited.

Phyllis: You worried about me?

Michael: Yeah, of course, I am. I mean, again, what are you doing here? I set up a romantic evening for lauren. She could be here any minute.

Phyllis: Yeah, can we just stall lauren so I can explain to you what’s going on? Please?

Michael: Do you have any idea?

[ Michael scoffing ] No. Of course, you don’T. ‘Cause you’re only worried about yourself.

Phyllis: Michael, I’m sorry. I truly am sorry. Do you think that this has been fun for me?

Michael: I have half a mind to walk right out that door.

Phyllis: Oh, please, don’T. I need your help.

Michael: Damn it!

[ Chuckling ] Oh, it’s good to see you.

[ Michael grunting ]

Phyllis: Ditto.

[ Phyllis chuckling ]

Sally: I– I know I seem like I’m pushing you away right now and I’m sorry. I just– you’ve been nothing but sweet and attentive.

Nick: And that will only stop if you kick me out of here, which I hope you don’T. But if you need some space, sally, I get it. I hope you know, my invitation for you to move in with me doesn’t have an expiration date.

Sally: You know, maybe, I should hold off on making any major life decisions for a bit.

Nick: Of course. Whatever you need.

Sally: You know, maybe, now actually, is a good time for me to kick you out, ’cause I just don’t feel very receptive to nice things right now.

Nick: Well, I could be bad.

[ Sally sighing ] I mean it. Think about how good it would feel to, uh… you know, just get loud and shut me down. Get rid of all those bad feelings you don’t know what to do with. ‘Cause if that’s the case, then you can let me have it. I’m right here. Sticks and stones, fists of fury, whatever. You can get as loud and as mean as you want. Give me your worst. You’re entitled to that.

Sharon: Those were faith’s words by the way. I was just repeating them.

[ Adam laughing ]

Adam: And I bet they came straight from her heart. But, um, she’s right. It is late. I’m– I’m sorry. I, uh– I lost track of time.

Sharon: I’ve been doing the same lately.

Adam: Hmm, well, I wanted to see how you’re doing.

Sharon: I’m fine. Thanks for your concern.

Adam: Huh, well, where is faith? I will, uh, apologize to her myself.

Sharon: She is in michigan. I think she just needed a break from all the excitement.

Adam: And you’re okay being alone here after everything that happened?

Sharon: Who’s alone? I have friends stopping by my house late at night. Mariah and tessa are just the stone’s throw away, and nick, you know him, he practically, moved in. But, um, faith is safe, and that’s what matters.

Adam: Yeah, well, I’m just lucky you bounced back so quickly.

Sharon: I didn’t let cameron break me when he was alive and I’m sure not gonna let him do it now that he’s finally dead.

Adam: It’s easier to process it all if you get some distance from him. You know, the killing. I know what it’s like.

Sharon: I don’t need any distance. I did what was necessary to keep my daughter safe and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Somedays, I cover up because of my moderate With cirkul, your water is deliciously flavored at the turn of a dial, with zero sugar and zero calories. And cirkul has over 40 flavors, so your water can be as unique as you are. Try cirkul at drinkcirkul.Com (michael) copd is harder on the folks around you, I think.

Michael: You’re conveniently forgetting the fact that you, uh… faked your own death and tried to pin it on diane. Making you officially no better than miss diane jenkins, soon to be abbott.

Phyllis: Michael, take that back, please. Really?

Michael: I will not. We thought you were dead. We were devastated.

Phyllis: At least, I know how people think about me.

Michael: There are easier ways to find out.

Phyllis: Yeah? Maybe I should have asked people. Well, people were calling me names and treating me like garbage. You love me, michael?

Michael: Now? Not so much. No. And barging in on a romantic evening doesn’t even come close to making the top of my list of grievances.

Phyllis: Wow. Have you ever wondered what I’m going through?

Michael: Yeah. I’ve heard. It’s been on all the police radios. You killed a man.

Phyllis: He was about to kill me. So yes, I killed him. And everybody presumed I was dead, so nobody would be looking for me, right? It’d be done. I was terrified.

Michael: Understandably.

Phyllis: Mm-hmm. And I fought for my life. And I tried to survive and I did. And I didn’t just do it for me, I did it for all of us and everybody who loves me. And I don’t feel bad about it because that man was garbage. Okay? So we could talk about all the grievances you have and you can itemize the criticisms you have of me, or we could talk about how you’re gonna help me before your wife walks through that door.

Michael: I’m not sure I know… how you think I can help you.

Phyllis: Well, you’re a lawyer. I committed crimes. So what do you think I need, michael?

Michael: Hm, a shoulder to cry on? An airline ticket to a country without extradition.

Phyllis: I’m not gonna run anymore.

Michael: You should have thought of that before you reached for the scissors.

Phyllis: Okay, wait a second. Let’s be honest here. Can you tell me something truthfully as a friend?

Michael: Oh, truthfully? Truthfully? Is that what friends do for one another?

Phyllis: Did I lose you to diane? Honestly, are you going to choose diane over me?

Summer: I lied to my husband. I knew that my mom was alive when everybody else thought she was dead. And now, I’m pretty sure that I’m dead to him. There was a moment when I could have come forward and said that diane was innocent. I could have proven it. Okay, there were– there were a few moments that I could have done that, but I didn’T. I– I kept up the charade and I let her sit in jail. Another thing. I– I was the one that my mom reached out to after her memorial service. It wasn’T… daniel, I– it was me.

Chance: Any idea why?

Summer: Because she knew I’d help her no questions asked. Because I’m just as deceitful as she is. You’re not surprised.

Chance: Blame it on my day job. Takes a lot to surprise me these days.

Summer: You know, this is the part where, as a friend, you might say something like… “you’re not a bad person, summer. Everyone makes mistakes.”

Chance: No, I think I’d say something along the lines of, “it’s been very clear now how far you’re willing to go to protect your mother.”

Summer: How much trouble am I in?

Sharon: So, how are you? Is it too soon to talk about the baby? That’s a hurt that never really goes away.

Adam: Hmm. Well, it’s good to know I have so much to look forward to.

Sharon: Trying to push those feelings down doesn’t work either.

[ Adan sighing ]

Adam: Well, it’s doing wonders for you, sharon. Two can play that game.

Sharon: Losing this baby, and then, losing sally all over again, that’s breaking you. You’re having a hard time focusing. You’re not eating and you definitely haven’t slept, am I close?

Adam: Well, it’s my, uh, survival mechanism.

Sharon: Avoidance?

Adam: Whatever works.

Sharon: Look… if you don’t wanna be honest with yourself about what this loss is doing to you, that’s fine. But what about sally?

Adam: I– she has nick.

Sharon: That’s different. You and sally, you need each other, as challenging and awkward as that may seem right now, you two lost so much together. You need to talk about what losing this little girl means to you. How you want to celebrate her or memorialize her. You know, just talk about it. Cry with her.

Adam: I– I can’T.

Sharon: Not even for sally? Isn’t she the woman that you would do anything for? I’m not saying that it’s gonna be easy or that it will happen overnight, but… you need to find a way to forgive yourself.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: And how am I supposed to do that?

Nick: If you don’t get these feelings out, they’re just gonna fester.

Sally: Believe me, you do not wanna see this level of anger.

Nick: I can handle it. Have you met my dad?

Sally: Look, I’m gonna take this mask off and trust me, you’re gonna see what’s underneath it and you’re never gonna wanna see me again.

Nick: You can let go with me. I’ve got you. Pretend I’m someone else then. Disposable. I’m teflon. Pretend I’m adam. The doctors, the universe, whatever, just get it out.

Sally: Look, if I start screaming, I’m not gonna stop. And I’m so scared that this is gonna be my world from now on. Just remembering what could have been, and… that I’m never gonna be that happy again.

Nick: Well, I’m here, sally. I’m yours.

Sally: [ Sighing ] Thank you.

Nick: But you don’t need anyone, right? I mean, not really. You’re tough. You can take it.

Sally: God, but I don’t want to have to take it! Everyone that I’ve ever loved has left me. And I finally wasn’t gonna be alone anymore. Ava was gonna be my world. How do you just get over losing someone like that?

Nick: But you’re resilient. They say–

Sally: Okay, well, they’re– they’re idiots, okay? Ava was my everything. And now, I have to spend the rest of my life trying to forget ’cause that is the only way I see myself getting through this. Forget about the doctors who told me that I was gonna be okay because I want them dead. And adam, who made the decision to let our baby die instead of me and leaving me to live with this pain for the rest of my life? How am I ever gonna be able to forgive him for that? God, and if I hadn’t been so stressed out, then maybe– maybe, she would have had more time. Oh, and trying to forget that I was stressed because of you. Where the hell were you, nick? Keeping me in the dark, leaving me to think the worst and not answering your phone? I mean, you were supposed to make everything okay. You were the one person I could count on. And I get it. I do. I really do. Your family needed you. But what about me? Where were you when I needed you?

[ Sally sobbing, sniffling ]

Nick: It’s okay. It’s okay.

[ Sally sobbing ] (Man) what if my type 2 diabetes takes over?

Adam: I appreciate you trying to help sharon, but everything between sally and me is– it’s over. She hates me.

Sharon: Well, when she first learned she lost the baby, sure.

Adam: I– I went back to see her today and I poured my heart out, uh, hoping to make her understand why I did what I did.

Sharon: How’d that go?

Adam: Um, I’m the loser in the blame game. So, as far as my demons go, let ’em be. I could use the company. Sally and I are going on our separate ways. It just wasn’t in the stars.

Sharon: You two were split when this baby was conceived.

Adam: Yeah, that’s true.

Sharon: I just find it interesting that when the doctors gave you the choice between saving sally or the baby, you chose sally. Is that because you thought maybe, somewhere down the line–

Adam: I– I wasn’t thinking. I wanted them both. I wanted the baby and sally. I never wanted our baby to–

[ Adam sighing ] I made a– a choice with the information that I had. Sally could survive. She could have other children someday if that’s what she wanted.

Sharon: But those children wouldn’t be with you.

Adam: Yes, that is true. I know that. But like many have said, it’s not about me. Sally’s the only one that matters. So, now, life goes on. It’s just– it’s just not the life that I wanted. Look, I should get going, okay?

Sharon: Adam.

Adam: Oh, I, uh– good night, sharon.

Nick: I hope you know how sorry I am. The way everything turned out.

Sally: I know. Me, too.

[ Sally sniffling ]

Nick: Feel good to get all that out?

Sally: Kinda. Yeah. [ Scoffing ]

Nick: You sleepy?

Sally: How could you tell?

Nick: I know you. And I know you really want to get in that bed. You want some help?

Sally: I would love your help.

Nick: Come on. Easy. Easy, easy.

[ Sally groaning ] You want some company?

Sally: Please. Okay.

Nick: Easy. There we go.

Sally: You know, you don’t have to stay the night. I know you’ve had a rough couple of days too, so just– you can go home. I’m sure christian will wanna see his father in the morning.

Nick: I’m not going anywhere until you fall asleep. However long that takes.

[ Sally sighing ]

Chance: Christine wants to bring charges against you the same time we indict phyllis.

[ Summer laughing ]

Summer: Of course.

Chance: I’m sure it’s nothing personal.

Summer: You really said that with a straight face. My mom’s nemesis is in charge of our fate.

[ Chance sighing ]

Chance: You know, summer, i wish I had better news for you.

Summer: Do you have any news at all? I mean, has anybody seen my mom?

Chance: How am I supposed to answer that? As the lead detective or your friend?

Summer: Is there a middle ground in there somewhere?

Chance: There have been no sightings.

Summer: And even if there had been–

Chance: You would be the last to know.

Summer: Great.

Chance: You really don’t know where she is, do you?

Summer: If you do find her, you’re gonna prosecute her to the full extent of the law, right?

Chance: I have no choice.

Michael: You don’t think that I tried not to be her lawyer? I did everything I could to get out of it. Lauren even– don’t start me with that. That woman loves you.

Phyllis: I love her. I can’t wait to see her and all of my friends and hug them and show them how much I love them.

Michael: Hey, good luck with that.

Phyllis: What do you mean good luck with that? Don’t be negative. You probably can’t take my case, right? Because it’s conflict of interest.

Michael: Diane’s been cleared of a crime that never happened. So, yeah. I’m a free agent.

Phyllis: I need you, michael. I need you to take the case. I need the best and that’s you. You have to plead my case, please.

Michael: Well, summer did already offer me the opportunity and I have to say, I graciously accepted.

Phyllis: What? Why didn’t you say something? Why did you let me go on and on?

Michael: Maybe I just needed to get some anger out.

Phyllis: Summer asked you?

Michael: Yeah, she takes after you. She’s inherited that chaos agent gene. She’s impulsive and–

Phyllis: Fearless.

Michael: Fear– fear is good. Fear keeps us alive and out of court. Are you aware of how many laws summer has already broken because of you? Look, if she doesn’t watch her step, she’s headed for big trouble. Oh

Announcer: The young and the restless will continue.

Phyllis: Oh, my goodness. You make it sound like keeping secrets is illegal. Summer’s fine.

Michael: Oh, well, this next endeavor she’s planning is more serious than aiding and abetting a fugitive or even obstruction.

Phyllis: You’re gonna have to be more specific with me.

Michael: The emt that helped you fake your death, she wanted to bribe him to commit perjury to swear that he witnessed you killing stark in self-defense.

Phyllis: Full disclosure?

Michael: No, I shouldn’t be hearing this.

Phyllis: That is true.

[ Michael groaning ] It’s true. He did witness it. He witnessed everything. But getting in touch with him is my plan. Summer has nothing to do with it, really. So take it away from summer. It’s all me. It’s all me, michael. It’s not perjury.

Michael: And what? Incentive? Do you trust me?

Phyllis: With my life.

Michael: Then from now on, you let me come up with the plans. Stark was a bottom feeder. There’s gotta be more we can learn from that emt. He’s got another whole story. The coverup, the bodies in the morgue. Stark’s ease with death. The lengths he’d go through to put his hands on your money. Carson. Carson can testify to his darker tendencies. He can really strengthen your case.

Phyllis: And he saw it all. He did. He knows it all. He knows what I went through and what stark made me do.

Michael: Well, unfortunately, we haven’t been able to locate him. Not even with victor’s help.

Phyllis: Victor’s help? Victor wants to see me in prison, not help get me out of prison.

Michael: Summer asked him to do what he could to find carson. The man has a special place in his heart for that grandkid.

Phyllis: Yeah, I’m sure he does. He doesn’t for me. We hate each other. So let’s keep him out of it. I rely on you.

Michael: You know… sometimes, if we want people to surprise us and we give them a chance, they usually do.

Phyllis: Yeah. And sometimes they surprise us with something good.

Michael: So, let’s change the world so you can come home.

Phyllis: Will you represent me?

Michael: Will you turn yourself in?

[ Phone ringing ]

Nick: I was just thinking about you.

Sharon: I was just calling to say that you can take me off of your list of people to worry about tonight.

Nick: Ah, it doesn’t work like that. Once you’re on the list, it’s a forever kinda thing.

Sharon: Who’s looking after you?

Nick: What is this? You looking for someone to hang out with and you’re just too brave to ask?

Sharon: No, I’m fine. Actually, adam just stopped by to see how I was doing.

Nick: All right. Uh, well, I could, uh, I could come over if you want. I mean, it’s not like I have a job to get to in the morning.

Sharon: What’s happening at newman?

Nick: I was forced into a temporary leave of absence. It seems my personal issues are no longer compatible with the company’s health, so.

Sharon: Well, that’s not the worst thing, you know. Take care of your health and, you know, give it some time. Let things get back into a normal healthy rhythm.

Nick: I’m a dangerous man with too much time on my hands.

Sharon: I have no doubt that you will find a productive way to spend your r&R.

Nick: Well, the only way I want to be productive is to work.

Sharon: Then find something.

Nick: All right, I’ll look into it. Thanks.

Sharon: Anytime.

Nick: Call me if you need me.

Sharon: I will.

Nick: Night. Tv: Try tide power pods with 85% more tide in every pod.

Adam: Thank you. You know, I– I really hope this isn’t becoming a thing. Us sharing a drink and our– our woes.

Nick: Well, one of us could leave.

Adam: Or you could just tell me how sally is doing.

Nick: How do you think, man? She’s– she’s spiky, you know. So it’s not a good time for her if you’re trying to come and make amends.

Adam: Nick, I live upstairs too.

Nick: Yeah. I’m just trying to figure out where your head’s at. You know, you kept showing up to the hospital when sally specifically asked you not to. Then you roll by sharon’s tonight.

Adam: Okay, what is wrong with seeing a friend who just fought her way through hell?

Nick: No, you went there to see if she could fix your life for you while she’s dealing with her own stuff. It’s typical.

Adam: Don’t you think it’s a little late to try to be everyone’s hero, nick? I wasn’t the only one who made a choice that night. You could’ve chosen to stay with sally, be the standup guy that she needed. I mean, you said that you love her, right?

Nick: I do love her. But–

Adam: But only when sharon doesn’t need you. I mean, you put me in charge of sally’s care while you were on your little side quest to bring down cameron. You got to be the hero and I’m the one who took all the blame.

[ Sally sighing ]

[ Sally sighing ]

Phyllis: I gotta make sure you got this.

Michael: Phyllis! Yes.

Phyllis: You know what? I already stayed too long.

Michael: No, you can’t keep going on like this. With no family, no friends, no one you can trust.

Phyllis: It’s really hard.

[ Phyllis laughing ] I don’t like being on the run.

Michael: Stay.

Phyllis: Make me an offer I can’t refuse.

Michael: You’ll be close to people who love you, who miss the heck out of you.

Phyllis: Missing all of you is all I think about. You gotta get me out of this, michael.

Michael: Okay. Okay. We’re gonna take all– all this messiness and put it behind you so you can get on with your life so you could be happy again. So you could walk down the streets of this town with your head held high. Carson, he’ll help. What do you say? With moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,

Nick: Nobody asked what happened that night. But, adam, honestly, I’m really glad you were there to do whatever you could.

Adam: You mean take a kick in the teeth so my big brother can shine?

Nick: Here we go.

Adam: No, really, I– I would really like to know how that feels to be the guy in the spotlight when the credits roll. You know, saved his family from a lunatic. And what does nick do on his victory lap? He swoops in to fix what adam couldn’T. I mean, you’re a hero. And I just get shoved back in the corner where I’m expected to stay until I’m needed.

Nick: That night took its toll on all of us.

Adam: Yeah, but you came outta that sewer smelling like a rose. Even though I did everything right, it all fell apart. How does that happen, nick? No, really. I would like to know because I– I just– I– I really wanna get this right for next time. And we both know there’s gonna be a next time. Someone’s gonna need me to do their dirty work. The stuff that they just don’t have the stomach for. You know, the unspeakable stuff, the decisions that nobody ever wants to make.

Nick: It was an awful night for everybody.

Adam: Yeah, well, it was worse for some.

Nick: And just so you know, I have told sally she needs to find some way to forgive you for something that was not your fault. But this is up to sally. All right? Wherever this goes from here is completely up to her. Now, she has decided that because the baby is sadly no longer here, there is nothing left between the two of you. So, if you ever cared about her, then you’ll respect that and stay away from her.

[ Adam sighing ]

Adam: Thanks for the advice.

[ Nick sighing ]

Chance: I feel like I said a lot of things you didn’t wanna hear and now you don’t wanna be friends anymore.

Summer: Yeah, well, it doesn’t matter. I told you once we get up from this table, the whole friend thing is dead.

Chance: It was fun while it lasted. So don’t worry. We’ll find your mom.

Summer: It’s your job after all.

Chance: You really think that’s the only reason I wanna find your mom? Hm? You know, until she comes back, you can’t move on. All this stuff between you and kyle and the rest of your family, it stays in limbo. But when she does come back, you can then focus on more important things like yourself, your life, what you want.

Summer: You’re right. You know what, you might have helped me after all. We need to find my mom.

Chance: Where the hell have you been? This is what I’ve been trying to do for the past month.

Summer: Okay, well, I’m gonna help you this time. We’re gonna help each other… ’cause that’s what friends do.

Phyllis: Michael, I– I can’t turn myself in yet. I can’t do it. Um… don’t hate me please.

Michael: Never.

Phyllis: All right. But this is a good talk, you know. I’m gonna weigh my options and take everything you said to me into account.

Michael: Yeah, well, don’t take too long. The clock is ticking.

Phyllis: All right. It was good chatting with you.

Michael: Come home.

Phyllis: Well, I will. One day. And what a grand day that’ll be, right?

Michael: Oh, I can’t wait. You know, I hate waiting. Phyllis… I’m gonna see you again, aren’t I?

Phyllis: Let’s make a deal. Work your magic… and I will come back with bells on.

[ Michael sighing ]

Back to the Y&R Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Y&R cast animation


GH Transcript Tuesday, June 27, 2023

General Hospital Transcript


GH logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne



[ Breathes deeply ] Ohh! Hoo! You should stretch. I will when I [Inhales sharply] Can breathe.

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Sighs ] You really pushed yourself today. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it was a really good idea to go for that run. I’m glad you think so. All I could focus on was my next breath, that next stride. And for a shimmering moment, I just almost forgot that my father doesn’t know who I am. Sorry. Where’s trina? She’s getting us drinks. Still worried about drew? I’m not worried about him. I know that he can protect himself. But three years in pentonville? It’s just wrong. My mom’s trying to be brave about it. She told me to have fun today. But I can’t help but feel a little guilty about being here. I hear that. It’s hard when someone you love is going through something and you can’t help them. Grandmother, are you sure that I can’t drive you to the airport? That’s sweet of you, honey, but I have a driver, and I will be busy with mayoral business right up until I get there. Is that all you’re taking to chechnya? I used to travel quite a bit, and I got pretty good at packing light. I-I don’t want to sound too repetitive, but I do think that this trip is too risky. Spencer’s right. Besides, we need you here. I understand your concern, um, and I have arranged for some backup for the two of you, uh, while kevin and i are out of town. What kind of… backup? You’ll see. But I feel, uh, quite confident that the two of you will be able to come together and work out your relationship for ace’s sake. I made such a mess of things last night. I-I-I was so worried about him coming home that I just — I pushed him further away. None of us would have fared any better. I know I wouldn’T. You really think so? Ned thinks he’s eddie maine. Not one of us knows how to deal with that. We just hope that he comes to his senses soon. How long you been up? Hi. Uh, an hour or so. Yeah. You seen ned? Um, no, not yet. Should I go check on him? I mean, he has a brain injury. And isn’t it a bad sign if someone with a concussion wants to sleep a lot? Doctors say that rest is the best thing. So… so I called olivia to check in on what’s going on, and she — you know olivia — gave me the rundown. And maybe he’s going to wake up and, you know, remember his life. I don’t know. Yeah. Here’s hoping. Right? Right? Shh. Hey. Good morning. Can someone tell me what I’m doing here?

[ Door opens ] What are you doing? Oh, god. My god. Are you all right? Of course I’m all right. Why wouldn’t I be? Have a look for yourself. -That’s it? -Yeah.

Well, what it lacks in subtlety, it certainly makes up for in style. I guess that happened when I was asleep. You didn’t hear anything? No. There’s no sign of forced entry, so… didn’t set the alarm off. Must just be kids. You think this was kids? Yeah. Probably read the article in the newspaper and knew where I live. Just a prank. Where are you going? I’m going to get something to clean it off. I’ve given it some thought, and I’ve changed my mind on that. I can’t — I can’t get pilar fired. Nannies come and go, right? Mason is a very impatient man, and if he feels like we’re dragging our feet on this, he’s going to come up with some very creative ways to motivate us. Broken bones come to mind. Well, he’s not going to get any information at all if he incapacitates me. Who says it’s your bones he’s going to break? I’m sorry. I’m a little bit tired. Ace was up half the night. Yeah, he’d settle down, or seemed to, and then five minutes later, he would be crying again. And you both got up with him? Why not trade off? I see. Because neither one of you trusted the other to take care of ace. I need more coffee. Esme, we’ve talked about this. I know. You don’t have to do absolutely everything for ace. Look, I just understand what ace needs better than spencer does.

[ Sighs ] Well, good for you. Now, let spencer figure it out so you can get some sleep. Spencer is very good with ace. You’re not wrong. I think that if you could bend just a little, spencer would meet you halfway.

[ Knock on door ] And there she is. Morning! Hey! Good morning, beautiful, beautiful baby sister. Morning. Oh, nice greeting. How are you, huh? I’m good. Very good. Oh. Lucy. Hi. Wow, what a surprise. Come on in. Oh, thank you. Um, I hope this isn’t an imposition. Um, marty told me you were heading to russia today? And we’re here to see you off. I’m so glad that you’re here to help me through this. If there’s anything you need me to do, just ask. Well, you could come inside with me, grab some water. Desperately need to hydrate. Why are you shiny? It’s sweat. We went for a run. Someone chasing you? Ha ha. Funny. What is? Any news on dad? You don’t remember me, uh, bringing you here last night? Of course I do, but I didn’t get a good look around. So when I woke up this morning and saw that view, it was amazing, man.

[ Chuckles ] Really. Nice digs. Yeah. Maybe one day when I’m on tour, I’ll be able to stay in a place like this. I’m glad I can make you feel comfortable. Comfortable? It was luxurious. Really. Thank you for letting me crash here. Any time. Listen, olivia’s like family. Yeah. Yeah. About her. Don’t get me wrong. She seems, you know, like a nice lady. Oh, yeah, she is. But I had to get out of that club last night before I said something I regretted. I don’t know how to convince her that I can’t be who she wants me to be.

If mason lays one finger on avery, I’ll kill him. You refuse to accept how ruthless mason is. There’s no one who’s off-limits. All right, fine. Fine. Do you have an idea? How should we get rid of pilar? We tell sonny that she stole something.

[ Scoffs ] She wouldn’t do that. And he wouldn’t believe it. No. Something else.

[ Door opens ] Oh, good. You’re both here.

[ Door closes ] Unfortunately, so are you. All right, you called this meeting. Let’s get it started. Great idea. So, what you got for me? So how long is the flight to russia? Keep in mind, it — ho ho! Martin! Lucy! What brings port charles’ most vivacious couple by? Uh, well, your uncle marty here is the backup that I was telling you about. Uh, just, you know, here to help out while kevin and laura are away in russia, you know, where americans are advised to leave. Well, that’s fantastic. We could certainly use all the help we can get. How are you with changing diapers? I’ll be acting in a strictly advisory capacity in that regard, you know, someone to call in the middle of the night should trouble arise. Uh, yeah. Oh, and you know what? Um, you can count on me. I mean, although I’m not officially a member of the family, I’m a phone call away any time. Promise. That’s great. Martin, I am curious, uh, have you held a baby before? Spencer, don’t be rude. Martin happens to have many, many, many hidden talents. In fact, you may think he would know nothing about skin care, but he was instrumental in the conception of the new deception product. Oh, now, now, let’s not start. Thank you. Thank you, my little petal blossom. You were. But you were instru– I appreciate your unwarranted and unwavering support. Listen, I don’t see kevin. Where is my newly minted brother-in-law? He’s at the hospital wrapping a few things up. He will meet me at the airport. Ah, so that means you two really will be all by your lonesome. Does that, you know, caring for a baby bring you together? Um, we both love ace, and that is the most important thing. Right, spencer? That’s right. So, dex, how long have you been in port charles? Uh, a little over a year. Oh. So where were you before that? All over the place. I joined the army when I finished high school. I did a tour. When I got discharged, I bounced around, did a bunch of odd jobs, and then I, uh, ended up being the substitute manager at volonino’S. What? Joss never said that. Is that where you two met? Okay. Obviously not. Uh, I met joss when I was working… for sonny. There was a misunderstanding. Oh! No, no, there was no misunderstanding. Joss threatened to call the cops on me. I threatened to call the cops on sonny. Dex was collateral damage, so I changed my mind. Oh. [ Chuckles ] Lucky you. Oh, it wasn’t luck. It was joss. I asked her to cut me a break, and she did. As far as anyone knows, ned is still at sonny’S. Olivia went over there under the flimsy pretext of taking him some clothes. Is that really a good idea? Well, she also took him some dessert pasta, so one can only hope. I understand why olivia feels she has to do this, but I’m just concerned that she’S… going to overdo it? Push him too hard? Drive him farther away? What are the odds? Well, if you’re so worried, why didn’t you stop her? Because olivia is ned’s wife. She’s fighting for her husband. And if there’s a 1% chance that it’s going to work, who am I to stop her? Don’t you think you should get changed? I mean, even a business as slipshod as deception can’t think that that is appropriate office attire. I took the day off. Why would you do that? Because her father almost died and he doesn’t recognize her anymore. Give her a break. She needs it. Look, I am sorry, but I have to go. I have to work this afternoon. Oh, yeah. Because you got your police badge… detective shield. …Back. You must be so grateful that you got to go back to a job you love so much. I sure am. I don’t doubt it, because sometimes work is the best thing for us. Olivia! Come in! Good to see you.Yeah, it’s good to be seen. Keep it together, will you? Yeah. Okay. Okay. Ned: I’ll be in my room. Please — uh, please stay. Just a second. Um… I’m so sorry about what happened at the savoy last night. Yeah, I’m sorry, too. Um… I made you some, um, ricotta ravioli. It’s — you like it. I mean, at least you used to. Uh, it — it, uh, looks really — it looks delicious. Maybe we can have it for dinner? Uh, it’s — it’s actually — it’s a dessert or a — or a — a snack. Just whatever. Just eat it whenever. Uh, I’ll put it in the fridge for now. Okay? You sleep okay? I did. How about you? Not so much. Um, I — I brought you some clothes. Oh. Thank you. Uh, that’s very considerate. I’ll go change. Could you just give me five minutes? Please?

Bye, T. Bye! You two look happy. We are. And you’re okay with dex working for sonny? No, but I know the type of guy that dex really is. One who works for sonny. Yes. But there’s more to him. Yeah, okay. I get it. You see a side of dex that no one else sees. I see a side of spencer that he usually keeps hidden. Really? Anything specific? Okay. Before victor died, he falsified evidence that could put esme in prison. That’s what victor left spencer in his will. Oh, my god. That’s fantastic. Why hasn’t he used it? Because the evidence isn’t real. So? Esme really did commit those crimes. So what’s wrong with setting her up to make her pay for them? It’s only been like five minutes since you last threatened us. You can’t possibly expect results already. You’re sonny’s baby mama, but you can’t get him to talk. For the last time, sonny and I are not friends. Sonny and i have never been friends. You know what? We have a great plan. We just need a little bit of time to execute it. Have I not made it clear the information I need is time-sensitive? What information? Maybe if you told us what you were looking for, things might move a little faster. Anything on pikeman — shipping dates, cargo manifests, anything. So quit stalling. We are working just as quickly as we can. See, I don’t think you are. I know that two intelligent, capable people such as yourselves can do anything you put your minds to. Or maybe you just need a little more motivation.

[ Cellphone rings ] I have to take this.

[ Ringing continues ] What is up with her? Thank you again for coming to tracy with that. I’m so glad that there’s surveillance footage of my dad’s fall. Otherwise, it would be her word against drew’S. Actually, that’s not true. Someone else witnessed ned’s fall. So, um… well, here is, um… here’s, uh, us when we were renewing our wedding vows. And… here’s — here’s one of you. You’re singing at leo’s birthday party. And there’s thanksgiving. If it’s thanksgiving, why is there pizza? You really don’t remember, huh? There’s — there’s always pizza at a quartermaine thanksgiving. Mm. Look, I can see how happy everyone is in these photos, but they don’t mean anything to me. I’m sorry. Maybe just — here, just — just — just keep taking a look. Just look through it. Just pick a page, any page. Just…you never know. Maybe — maybe something will — something will ring a bell. Maybe s– something. Wait. That’s me? Russia? Chechnya? I know the situation is volatile there. Oh, well… okay? I do. But kevin’s going to be there. Oh. Valentin will be there. What could possibly go wrong? I mean, if kevin can’t make the russians feel better about themselves, I’m sure valentin could arrange for a-a group of mercenaries to exfiltrate you. Marty, you’re an optimist after all! What can I say? You bring out the hopeful… just do me a favor. Take care of yourself. I mean it, baby sister. Be careful. I will. You come home to us. Okay. Do you not think that the police should see this? I’m not calling the police, valentin. Why not? Because it’s — it’s a prank. It’s A…juvenile act of vandalism. This is not a prank. This is an attack. And for all we know, this is a — this is a-a warning shot. I think you’re overreacting. And I think you may be underreacting. So until you can face what is, I’m staying. Uh, no, you are going to russia with laura. No, I’m not. Yes, you are going. Listen, we have a situation. This is a threat literally on your doorstep. And I can handle it, thank you, on my own. Because if it’s kids, it’s nothing. It’s not nothing. And it’s not kids. Well, and if it isn’t, then I will handle that, too. But I’m telling you, kevin and laura cannot handle chechnya on their own. They need you there. All right? I love you. And I want to protect you. I love you. And I love that you want to protect me. And I like worrying about you, even if you don’t need me. I think I need you more than I want to need you. I’m listening. I need… your voice. I really like how you make even the most mundane things sound very sexy. Go on.

[ Chuckling ] Oh! I really like the way that you say, um, “breakfast is ready.” Breakfast is ready. I like that a lot. And then along comes a full english breakfast, like 10% larger than it really needs to be. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, darling.

[ Chuckles ] And I like your bad jokes. I’ve never told a bad joke in my life. Okay. Sure.

[ Smooches ] I just need you.

[ Sighs ] Because when I’m with you, I can breathe. I don’t have to watch my back because you’re watching it for me. And also, you — you kind of understand the pain of… past mistakes. Yeah, I do. Is that what this is? You want me to leave as atonement? Some sort of righteous self-punishment for your sins?

What is — are those supposed to be mine? They are yours. Don’t worry. You can keep that. There’s plenty more on nikolas’ body. Oh, come on. A few of my hairs on his jacket? That doesn’t mean anything. Hairs and dna. The cops know that you were the last person to see nikolas before he “disappeared,” so it won’t take them long to come to the right conclusion. You murdered nikolas. Okay, look, e-everybody here in this room, we all understand the stakes. So we’ll — we’ll get you something soon. Promise. I hope so, cuz. I really do.

[ Door closes ] You would really be okay with giving the police false evidence to put esme away? Trina, after everything that girl did to us, yeah, I would, in a heartbeat. So you’re saying the ends justify the means? No. I’m saying that, in this situation, sometimes the system needs a little help to get justice. And I think that spencer would feel the same way. He did. What did you say to esme? Same thing I’m going to say to you. Ace needs both of you. No, I s– I still think that my brother would be far better off if esme was not in the picture, grandmother. Well, you can think that all you want, spencer, but it’s not going to happen. Esme and ace are a package deal. It’s not too late. I mean it. Spencer… we can leave this box locked. We can walk out of here. I know my uncle victor, and there is no good that is going to come from opening this box, trina. Do you really not want to know what this box might be protecting your family from? Esme is not going to disappear, no matter how much you may want her to. Very interesting. When I came back last night — not going to deny it — I — I was looking for some righteous retribution. And then, um, laura and felicia and robert came round and did their best to bolster me up. And I did my best to be appropriately grateful and appropriately receptive, I think. In other words, you couldn’t get rid of them fast enough. I couldn’t get rid of them fast enough. And then when they’d gone, I was left alone with that newspaper and that brutal headline. And I started to think about my entire career, everything I’d ever done. Everything. The — the good… and the bad. And all the people that I love, the people that I saved, people I betrayed. And I realized that even with all of my past spread out across the newspapers, the world didn’t stop. Well, listen, I think you’ve worked hard to make up for the time you spent working for the dvx. You think so? I really wanted to try to balance the scales. You have. Thank you. And with people like you around to remind me of that, I think I’m going to be fine. And if those vandals come back with their spray cans, then I’m going to be here to show them exactly what I’m made of. Ned: I look good. Olivia: Yes, you do. What about the girl next to you? You remember her?

[ Sighs ] It’s on the tip of my tongue. Her name was lois. She’s our old friend from the neighborhood. She — she was actually your manager. Wow. No, I-I-I can’t place her. I guess the bump on my head is to blame.

[ Gasps ] I remember this guitar.

[ Laughing ] Yeah! The guitar?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckling ] You don’t remember your wife or your family. You — you remember a guitar from the ’90s?! Hey, look, look, look, look. I don’t need to upset you any more than I already have, okay? I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Where — where are you going? I-I’m getting out of here. Okay? I need some air. I’m not a prisoner here, am I? No, of course not. Thank you. Uh, eddie? Eddie! You know, you’re the only one who calls me that. Yeah. It’s your name, isn’t it? Yeah. But no one here wants to believe that, except you. I hadn’t heard about another witness coming forward. She didn’T. “She” who? Nina reeves was there when ned fell. You could see her plain as day on the security footage. But if nina was there, why wouldn’t she say anything? I don’t know. But it’s weird, right? When am I ever anything but focused? Of course I know how important this is. Do you want to criticize? Why don’t you come here and do it yourself, okay? That’s what I thought. Let me remind you that we are partners. You are not my boss. Good. Now, leave it to me. I will get the information on the deceptor that we need. I promise you.

Drugs. Okay, so family connection or not, sonny wouldn’t like it if he thought that pilar was using drugs. We are not planting drugs on avery’s nanny! You need to stop saying that things aren’t going to work and come up with something that is going to work. Because if we don’t give mason something, we’re going to, oh, uh, what’s the word? There’s a thing that’s going to — die. Yes, that’s what’s going to happen. And then…

[ Cellphone beeps ] …What’s going to happen to your daughter? All right, f-fine, fine. I’ll do it. I’ll think of something, after I spend time with my daughter. This was, uh, clearly a bust, uh, which gave me a lot to think about. So, uh, I’m going to go. Are you sure? Oh, yeah. Ned — I’m not calling him eddie. Ned says he wants space. I’ll give him space.

[ Sniffles ] I just wish I wasn’t so terrified that he was going to skip town. If anyone had to come after me, I’m glad it was you. Oh, really? Yeah. You don’t pressure me like the other two. I’m really, really sorry that this is happening to you. But no one should force you to be someone that you’re not. You’re right. Which is why I’m thinking that… maybe it might be best for everyone if I just left town. Lucy? Hmm? Are we okay? Why ever would you ask me that? ‘Cause I’m getting the distinct impression that you’re upset about that discussion we had regarding marriage. Nope, no. No, no, no, no. I want to believe you. I do. But you’re not exactly acting like yourself. I could say exactly the same thing about you. What on earth — what? You shut me down when I — I was just extolling your virtues to spencer. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Hold on. No, you — no, no. You shut me down. Darling, we talked about this, okay? Deception is your company. You can’t be out there saying that I helped you design the deceptor. Why not? And I didn’t even bring up the pillow talk. There was no bedroom mention. I was very — listen. Please. Just promise me that you won’t tell another soul that we even talked about the deceptor. Okay. If that’s what you want. Thank you. Did victor leave any kind of note that specifically said, “hey, this is the fake evidence that can get esme convicted”? No. So you don’t know for a fact that the evidence is fake. Not for a fact. Okay. Well, we got — we got to go tell spencer. Okay, we can’t do that. Spencer already destroyed the evidence. Really? What is that supposed to mean? Do you really think that you’re going to find my father? Spencer, all we know is that when your father was hiding out — uh, no. When he was pretending that he was dead for three years. He let the whole family believe it. Yes. That time. Uh, it was victor who gave him refuge at his house in — yes, he left my father the home in his will, the home in chechnya. Right. And I may or may not find your father there, but even if I don’t, I may find a clue as to where he is and what he’s up to. But do you really think that it’s worth all of that effort? Yes, spencer, he’s your father. Look, I know that esme manipulated me into trying to separate my father and ava, and I take full responsibility for the part that I played in that. Good. Now, that being said, my father has done some unforgivable things, and I don’t want to risk losing you on the off chance that he is in chechnya. You’re not going to lose me. Okay. And you know something? I think as you get older, you will see that there are few things that are truly unforgivable. People change if you let them. Don’t you two ever stop? Only when absolutely necessary.

[ Scoffs ] Let me know what you decide. I will. Be safe, okay? Okay. Now that he’s gone, don’t you think you should be — why? Why are you pushing so hard? What do you want from deception? And why is it more important to you than your own son? Olivia: Thank you. Sonny, I can’t tell you how much this means. Any time. Don’t give up, okay? Give up? Who are you talking to? Sonny, this is family. I’m going to fight like hell.

[ Cellphone chimes ] You take that. I’ll see myself out.

[ Sighs ] Well, that’s definitely something to… it’s okay. Don’t be scared. I’m leaving. Um… enjoy the ravioli. If you ever want to call me, uh, sonny has my number. That was brutal. Yeah. Um… I’m sure the more you see the quartermaines, the easier it’s going to get. But until then, every time you run into them, it’s going to — it’s going to be tough, because there’s a lot of them. This is why I love life on the road. It’s all about the music, being onstage, making people happy. I mean, that’s — that’s where I’m alive. Yeah. That sounds amazing. You know, I sometimes dream about running away, you know, being free. Well, as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing keeping me here.

Don’t be long. The moment you’re away will be an eternity. Josslyn: I didn’t mean anything. I’m just a little surprised that he decided to destroy that evidence. Well, fasten your seatbelt, because not only did he destroy it, he agreed with me when I said that it would be wrong to use it. Wow. You must be a really good influence on him. Hey, it’s me. Meet me at the pool. I need your help. Something is up with martin. Aha! My driver is here. I really wish you weren’t leaving. Oh, sweetheart. I know you’re scared, but you’re going to be just fine, okay? Don’t be afraid to let people in. I’ll try. Good. All right, well, if you must be going, then I will walk you out. Okay. Um, actually, I think I can manage that suitcase on my own. Be safe, or else I’m coming to chechnya to find you. I love you. I love you, too. Be civil to esme. You can count on me. I hope I’ve convinced you to go and help laura. And, look, forgive me if I’m projecting, but I think that it’s important for you to do this. I think that you need to help her. I do. So then go, find nikolas, and then come back here and find me. Of course nothing is more important than your father. But as much as I hate to say it, there is nothing we can do for him right now. Yes, there is. We have to show him how much we love him, convince him he’s better off with his family. Olivia: I’m sorry, honey. It’s not going to work now. Your dad doesn’t think of us as family anymore. He thinks of us as, uh, strangers… just really pushy strangers. You didn’t have any luck with him? No. Nothing. I really thought that — that looking through some pictures, going through that album might — might trigger something, but, no, nothing, not even a glimmer. I-I just — I just made him feel worse. Okay, so now what? Because we’re not giving up on my dad, so… no, we’re not giving up on your dad. I am going to get my husband back. But [Sighs] We have to figure out a new tactic… just as soon as I figure out what that is. Okay. You heard her. He doesn’t want to see us. So…? I guess I’m going back to work. Sonny! What happened? Where’s ned? I am so sorry. I-I couldn’t stop him. Ned’s gone. What? Uh, I just wanted to say that, um, I’ve given it some thought, and I am willing to work together if you are. For ace. For ace.

[ Knock on door ] Dex: Boss, it’s dex. Come in. Ms. Jerome! Help! What? What is it, pilar? Where’s avery? Avery is gone. She disappeared.

On the next “General Hospital” —

Back to the GH Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


GH cast animated GIF


Days Transcript Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Days of Our Lives Transcript


Days of Our Lives logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


Hello boys. I’m back. How long is it gonna take you to get this place up and running after you provide the supplies? I’ll need no time at all if I don’t have to improvise with kitchen appliances this time. You’ll have top shelf equipment. I assure you there is one vital component of my project that’s missing.

It’s a subject you want me to work on? Patience, doctor, our friend, the Navy Seal will arrive very soon.

What do you want me to do? Cry. Plead for my life.

Truth is I’ve been expecting you, Michaels,

you specialize in gunning down the defense list. Just ask those people that you sent to a watery grave in the aja. So what are you waiting for? An engraved invitation.

Sorry I didn’t call first. Oh, Phil honey. That’s okay. You know, I’m always glad to see you. Do you have news? I do. I was just at the police station when a call came in. After that, Eli called Rafe and took off in a hurry. Oh, what was it called about? I’m thinking it was a lead. Something that’s gonna tie that nurse to what happened to my dad.

I don’t see anything. Yeah. Well, we gotta know for sure right now what we have is this guy’s word.

Charlie. I know that the visit with Theo was a little stressful, so why don’t we just sit and watch a little bit of body and soul. All right. But you’re gonna have to tell me who’s lying to who because it’s. It’s hard for me to keep up.

Okay. You know what to do when you get down to the dock, right? I should. I’ve gone over it like 50 times. Aleena. Aleena. Oh, uh, what? You didn’t hear me just now. You looked like you were a million miles away.

Did you get a good look at him before he went in the water? I, I, it all happened so fast. All right. Well do best to describe him, uh, my height, but older. Yeah, that could be a lot of guys. Like I said, it was fast. Yeah. Okay. Look, This is the guy that we’re looking for.

Gabe Carver.

Yeah, that was him.

Like Sands through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Just calm down, Megan. Nobody’s getting shot.

The only time I ever pulled the trigger on somebody, unarm is when you were messing with my head and I have to tell myself every single day that it wasn’t me, that it was you. And now your days of making people do whatever you want are over. You’re going somewhere. Somewhere. You’ll discover new levels of misery every.

Single day, I’m a guess Disney World. Joe, call you one. You won’t be laughing when you get there. May I know why you’re doing this. To stop the insanity to stop you from doing whatever you’re planning to bow or hope or Kate. Funny you should mention Kate, tell me what’s her role in this cute little stunt of yours.

So you and rave. Thanks for this. Okay. I am not gonna pressure you into sharing more than you’re comfortable with, but I saw your face when I guess that you and Rave were upstairs together, right? A few hours earlier where you were over there at that very table and you were sharing how you felt about him.

So, uh, Well, I also told you that there are certain rules in play to stop me from acting on those feelings. Mm-hmm. Well, rules are made to be broken, especially silly ones. Come on chair. You just don’t give up, do you? Never. All right. All right. Okay. So Ray came over to give me some really good news about my sister, which was a huge relief, obviously.

And you know, one thing led to another. And that’s all I’m gonna say. Well, I am very happy for both of you. I really am. Thank you. He’s a great guy and you are a great catch and I, I really hope it works out for you. Thank you. So where is he now? Oh, he had to go. He, yeah. Well, one of us needs to be out looking for him.

Trying to figure out what happened to him.

I’m not sure about this guy. He was a little nervous to me. Yeah. Well, why wouldn’t he be? I mean, seeing somebody fall into the river and then just disappear. Yeah. Well, I still want to dive team in forensics all over this. Look man, you make the call. I’m going in. What? No, you’re not going in Not without scuba equipment and dive team.

You’re not. This is Abe. I need to see for myself. E Eli, Eli.

I was just thinking how happy I am that your test results were so good. You know, you’re not only on the road to recovery, you are in the express lane. Oh look, the commercial’s almost over. You know, I, I don’t wanna watch that show. You don’t. No. You know, it’s such a, a beautiful day outside. When do we get outta here?

Let’s go to the park.

You. You wanna go out? Yeah. Why not? It’s a nice warm day. Oh, it’s not just warm, it’s actually hot. You just got outta the hospital. You’re nowhere near ready for that kind of exertion. Oh, come on now. You can drive us to the park and we’ll sit on the bench. Listen to the birds. I, I know I’m up to that. You were just telling me how, how, how great my, my test results were.

I know what I said, but No, no, no, no, no. No box. No box. Come on. He’ll me get dressed and then we’ll go out and see what I’ve been missing. Oh, so you think maybe it was someone who recognized your dad and Ray and Eli, they’re on their way of finding him and bringing him back maybe so. Oh, oh, wouldn’t that, wouldn’t that be Oh, Uhuh uh, no.

No. No, no, I’m not going there. Not yet. Uhuh. I’m not getting my hopes up. Just, just have ’em dashed again. No, I have done that this too many times already. Uh uh, uh, uh uh. I’m not going there. I’m not going there for yo No, don’t. More wishful thinking. Oh, no, I can’t do it. I can’t handle it. I can’t handle it.

I can’t handle it. Theo, come inside. Oh, I got you. It’s okay.

I can see how this is affecting you, and it’s not my place to tell you how to deal with it, but I can tell you what’s been working for me and what is that? I know what you mean about not getting your hopes up, but hope is all we have right now. And until somebody I trust tells me that I’m never gonna see my dad again.

I’m gonna believe that they’ll find him. My dad and I, we’ve been through bad things before. A couple years ago I got shot and I went into a coma. Nobody knew if I was gonna regain consciousness. Sweetheart, what? Kate told me that my dad never stopped believing that I was gonna come out of it.

Maybe I felt that maybe that’s why I pulled through, and maybe that’s exactly what Dad needs from us right now is to never lose hope.

I couldn’t say anything. The current could have carried him downstream. Yeah. Okay. If it was him. How about we wait for the divers? Divers next time? Okay. A man like Abe just doesn’t randomly hit his head and then just disappear, man. What the hell was he doing down here? All alone? Or how’d he get away from wherever it was that grabbed him?

Are you sure that the man you saw go in the water? Is the man in the picture? Uh, yeah. I, I guess maybe. What do you mean you guess? Listen to me. Abe is my wife’s father. All righty, Eila. He’s eila. Hey. Hey. Okay. Chill off. I’m, I’m sure, uh, as soon as I saw the picture, I, I knew. Okay. Hey, listen, we got all your information.

You don’t have to stick around. So don’t leave town. Okay. We’re gonna wanna speak to you again,

vla. All we have is that dude’s word. Okay. And the blood stain. Napes Hospital brace stain Forensics hasn’t even typed the blood yet. So we’ll follow up on evidence because that’s what we do, but we can’t get ourselves. We both know how this ends.

Okay? I’m outta here. You’re gonna expect a delivery soon. All you have to do is sign for it. I’m impressed with your preparation. But that doesn’t change the fact that twice you have promised to have Commander Michaels ready to do what must be done, and twice you have failed to produce him. I would hate to find that I’ve risk coming back here for nothing.

Your joy ride on Princess Gina Summer and wasn’t wasted. Doctor. This is being handled by Megan Damara herself. Did I say more?

You forget about Kate. I’m doing this alone. I wanna be the one to make sure you get what you deserve. I’m, I’m feeling properly threatened, I assure you, but I can’t help wondering. Why are you doing this now? What nudged you into it? And when I asked myself that question, I remember just how ruthless your friend Kate Roberts Brady has always been.

So let me guess. Kate wants me dead, but you held out for delivering me to my own private Siberia. Am I close? This conversation’s a waste of time and your boat is waiting. Well, you see, you should have listened to Kate. Your problem that you’re too much of a Boy Scout. You are only effective when I was giving you your marching orders,

Kate isn’t here Commander. It’s just you and me and Mr. Baretta in your right hand.

So I’m wondering what you would do if I were to suddenly turn and run for my life? Do you really have it in here to shoot me in the back?

I’m not gonna shoot you cause you’re not going anywhere except where I take you.

How you gonna spend all that time? All alone in the middle of nowhere.

Gosh, maybe you can take my mind off April while, why don’t you tell me about you and Raf. Well, I mean, there’s not much to tell. It’s still very new, obviously. Yeah, but you’re, you’re happy it happened, right? Do you have regrets, right? Oh, nope. None. We definitely wanna be together, but we have to keep it between us, you know, behind closed doors.

Well, I’m sure you’ll be able to manage that. Now comes the time when you should. Thank me for giving you such good advice. Thank you Kate. Your advice really was helpful and, and you know, I’m grateful to Eli too because he had a talk with Rave, apparently he picked up on the energy between us and he gave him some similar advice.

Oh, I gotta go, Ralph needs me down at the docks. Do you think that’s about it? He didn’t give me any details. Listen, Kate, you can’t tell anyone about rape and I, okay? My life is not an open book either, and believe me, I know how crucial it is to have someone you can trust, especially with your secret self.

It’s time to go. Don’t I get a teary goodbye with my old friend, Kate. Oh,

what? What is it? Just something they shoot at charging rhinos.

Oh darling, I know how impatient you are to feel better and those test results are great. Step in the right direction, but look at you. You can barely walk. Darling. You know you brought me home in the wheelchair, so why don’t we, why don’t we take that with us, then the exertion will be all yours. May I remind you that a man tried to kill you and unfortunately he is still out there on the loose.

I would feel so guilty if I put you in danger for even one moment. Spra day we’ll be in a public park. I, I am not going to live in fear. I’m not gonna be a prisoner in my own home. Oh, let me get the door darling.

Oh, Theo, I am so very happy to see you. Perhaps you can convince your father that it’s not time for him to go out yet. Actually, I think that’s a great idea. Come on, puffs. Let’s get you dressed.

Oh, I’m sorry if it sounded like I was preaching at you. You, you didn’t preach. You opened my eyes. I’ve been thinking about myself worrying if I could handle the stress and it’s Abe who suffering the most away from his loved ones. God know where likely scared out of his mind.

I’m gonna have to keep myself strong for him until he gets home. We both will. Okay. So now tell me more about this call that Eli and RAF got got.

Hi, is this Hi Dave? Yeah. Uh, 9 1 1. Caller said he saw guy who was wobbly put this pile on and then toppled into the water. There was blood stain on it and uh, we found Abe’s Hospital ID bracelet. Did you interview the witness? Yeah, I showed him a picture, said it was the eye he saw. Oh my God. So there’s still a chance that it might not be.

No, I hope so. Yeah. I’m not gonna tell Pauline about any of this. It’s all based on circumstantial evidence in one guy’s statement, if there’s a body in there, the divers will find it. One, the texts gave me a blood sample from the pylon. They want to do a DNA match with apes. They volunteered to be a bone marrow donor, so they probably still have his sample at the hospital.

I’m gonna take it over there right now. Okay. I’ll let ’em know you’re coming and it’s priority one.

It’s Paulino.

I gotta, let’s go to voicemail. I can’t let her know what’s going on. Not yet. I can’t. You did the right thing. She’ll only hear what you know now in panic. Yeah. When did the call come in? I hope it wasn’t when you and I were together. Well, I know what you’re thinking. Just stop. I get in here a little bit sooner, I wouldn’t to change anything.

We’re here now and we’ve got a job to do much as we’re dreading what we might find.

I’m sorry to be bothering you again, Rafe, but as soon as Theo told me you have a had a lead. I, I had to call. Uh, so, uh, please call me back if something happens. Even if it doesn’t seem so important, and just so you know, I am filled with hope that you are on the verge of him finding my Abraham and bringing him home to me where he belongs.

That I do. That was great.

A won’t be long. It’s just peeking out a shirt to wear. What the hell’s the matter with you? Didn’t you hear me tell you to back me up? Oh, I heard you loud and clear. Then why did you shoot off your big mouth? I’m trying to make people think that he’s dead. Don’t you forget that’s why I hired you. I did everything like you said, and so far it’s going exactly the way you wanted to.

Okay? The cops think that Abe fell off that pier and drowned, and they’re using the evidence that I planted to prove it. Wait a minute, what do you mean? So far, when I left, they were calling in divers and crime scene investigators and pouring everything they had into it. And you know what? When I signed onto this thing, uh, I thought I was taking on an acting job to help a sick man, but somehow it morphed into this whole.

Weird nightmare where I faked someone’s death and it just so happens to be the mayor of the damn town. And I’m the one on the line with the cops. And you know what I think that costs for? I think it costs for a raise a big one. I am just a nurse. I’ve already paid you everything I’ve got. Well, you better figure something out then, because if I don’t get the money that I want and I’m going straight to the police station, then I’m blowing your whole little world to Smith Rains.

It seems like you should have shuffled me off while you had the chance. This change is nothing

you keep telling yourself that. I suppose you are wondering how this happened, but don’t waste your waning energy trying to figure it out.

You had this little thing planted on my car, thought you had me right where you wanted me. The truth is, I had you the whole time.

They’re not gonna get away with this.

You didn’t put enough in you, al. He nearly killed me.

Come on. Michael says, you have had an update by now. It’s taking you so long.

What took you so long? He was just about to march me outta here at gunpoint. I had to get a roll, settled and answer questions. Doesn’t seem he has a lot of confidence in our ability to provide the subject. Oh, note to self. Next time hire a mad scientist who keeps his mouth shut.

Check his pockets.

Damn thing’s locked. Must have a special coat on it. What about facial recognition? His eyes are closed. Well then open his eyes.

Wow. Disable that feature for you. Next time you wanna use his phone, he’s not gonna be available. Right? It’s Kate seems she wants an update. I knew she was in on it. Well, forget about her for now. We’ve got work to do. Let’s get him outta here.

So you’re not just an actor, you’re a blackmailer now. I guess that makes me a double threat. I better go check on the ape. Oh. Oh. How’s your grandmother doing Better? Mm. Yeah. I’m so glad that I was able to get her the medication that she couldn’t afford. I’m sorry, Ms. King. God, I really am, but I’m afraid the cops are gonna try to pin this on me.

It’s probably not just them. By now. They must have called in the fbi. And you’re right. You are the one who broke all the laws. I did what you told me to. What are you talking about? I’m a nurse. I’m a respected member of the community who’s gonna believe you against me. You’re just a two bit actor, but the police have enough on you to send you away for a really long time.

Am well. Try to look on the bright side. Maybe there’s an inmate’s FI’s troop up there at Statesville.

Busy Helena. Think I should try again. No, no. I, okay. You’re right. You’re right, you’re right. No point. He will call when he knows something. Oh, I’m so glad you are here, Theo, darling. I’m glad I’m here too. It was driving me insane, being half a world away. We need to be going through this together. You got a real way about you.

Hm? You remind me so much of your father. When Abraham gets home, I am going to tell him what a, a wise and caring son he has raised. Then I’m gonna plant kisses all over that man.


damn. Stone a word from Eli.

I’m gonna call him. Hey, there he is. Hey man. What’s up? You were right. The hospital still had that blood sample of Abe, or if it was a match, the blood we found was his.

They’re sure. Yeah. Everything that God Jerry said was right. Ape’s gone. Oh.

Oh, I can’t believe this. Yeah, me neither. Look, I, I need to go tell Lonnie in person. There’s probably gonna be re reporters down there. This can hit the news. I look, I, I, I just need to tell her before she finds out I can’t, I can’t have her find out like that. Yeah, yeah. No. Um, yeah, you take off, man. I’ll handle it.

Ray. What about, um, Pauline and, and Theo? Somebody’s gotta tell them. I’ll tell her. I’ll tell her, man. You just dumb.

Take care. Okay buddy.


Here we are. Time for our adventure. Uh, you know, I’ve been thinking pops and um, I think Paulina has a point. You changing your mind. But, but Theo, you were so set on giving your father what he wanted. Uh, I know, and like I said, I, I thought about what you said to Pops and then to me, and I realized you were right.

Uh, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have agreed to taking you out, and there are so many good reasons for you to stay put right here. So it doesn’t matter that I really wanted to go out. Oh, darling, of course it matters. But that’s why I was really trying to get behind the idea. But Theo knows what’s best for you, and he’s your son.

And of course we care and oh my goodness, who knows what would happen if we got out there. I can’t. I, I, I can’t take it anymore. I’m going over to that police station and make somebody talk to me. Wait, I, I thought you were gonna wait until you get that call back from Reef. No, I can’t just, I can’t just sit here.

Not one more minute. Now you don’t worry. I’m gonna be filled with, with hope and all of that, but I, I need, I need to hear something. Where’s my purse went? Oh, oh, oh God. Oh, hey. I was just coming to see you. Didn’t you get my message? Yeah, yeah, I did. And what? You have news? What? What did you find that, um, can we come in?

No. No, you cannot. I, um, no. You didn’t come here for this? No, I will not have it. You, you did not come here for this. I will not have it. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. We, um, we find, but we did find some remnant stuff. Who was there? There was a witness. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,


Well, wow. Commander Michaels, I should have known, I could count on you.

A guest is waking up. I don’t think he likes his accommodations. What are you trying to do? Same thing that you were just about to do to me. You woke up very quickly. I’m impressed. I expected you to be down for at least a few more hours. New strong one commander. But I doubt that you’re strong enough to resist what a good doctor has in store.

You know? What does that mean? In just a few short moments, you’ll be back under my control. No, no. I should have seen this coming. I’m telling you. I’m warning you. This is not gonna work this time. Woo. Did you hear that doc? Our friend here doesn’t have any faith in your freelance.

Oh no. Don’t worry. I have enough faith for both of us.

No, now.

Back to the Days Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF


B&B Transcript Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


B&B logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

Hope: I missed you so much. I– um, I hope it’s okay I– I stopped by beth’s school on the way back and just said hi really quickly. I just– I felt like I couldn’t get home fast enough to you and the kids.

Liam: Yeah. So, how was the trip? I mean, how– how was it? They don’t call rome the city of eternal love for nothing.

Hope: Liam, is… is everything okay? I just… you just seem like, um… is there something wrong?

[ Steffy sighs ]

[ Sighs ]

Liam: It was hope. She…

uh, she kissed him.


kissed him.

[ Sighs ]

Steffy: Baby, I’m home.

[ Chuckles ]

Finn: Oh, my god. Hey.

[ Both chuckle ]

Steffy: Oh, god. I missed you.

Finn: Mm-mm. Not as much as I have missed you. Ah, please don’t leave me like that again.

Steffy: I’ll try not to.

[ Finn laughs ]

[ Birds chirping ]

Eric: The reviews for the preview were fantastic.

Brooke: The whole event was inspired.

R.J.: Yeah. We saw the footage of you and hope together. You looked great.

Donna: And you– you looked hot. I mean, hotter than normal– usual, you know.

Brooke: Wow. Thank you. I mean, it was fun to model again, especially because I was wearing one of my daughter’s designs. That made it even more special.

R.J.: Yeah. Hope and thomas must be stoked.

Eric: I’m sure. It’s really wonderful when all that hard work and dedication pays off.

Brooke: And perseverance and commitment and faith.

Donna: Uh-huh. Why do I get the feeling we’re not talking about hope for the future anymore?

Taylor: Wow. Well– well, this is a– a nice surprise. How was your trip?

Ridge: It was amazing. Not what I expected.

Taylor: Yeah? I– I bet it was hard to pull yourself away.

Ridge: It’s good to be back.

Taylor: I heard our son was a huge hit.

Ridge: Yes, he was. Uh, lots of orders. He was great.

Taylor: Yeah. That’s good stuff. Thomas deserves a win.

Ridge: And he got one.

Taylor: Yeah. Yeah. Good. Good. Uh, well, this is a– this is a really good time for our family.

Ridge: And I cherish our family. Always will. You know that.

Taylor: Yes. What is it, ridge?

Ridge: Something else happened in rome. Something you need to know about.

Eric: I think maybe you’re right, donna. The twinkle in your sister’s eye may be a dead giveaway.

Donna: Yeah. I– I– I think there’s more to this story than you’re telling us.

R.J.: You know, I– I think there’s only one person that can put a smile as big on my mom’s face, and I’m pretty sure it’s my dad.

Eric: So, what about that? Is R.J. Onto something here?

Donna: Rome worked its magic on you and ridge, didn’t it?

[ Brooke giggles ] Did it?

Brooke: Yes!

R.J.: It did?

Brooke: Ridge and i are back together.

R.J.: No way!

Brooke: Yes!

R.J.: What! Hey!

Donna: Oh, my god!

Brooke: My god.

Taylor: So, what are you saying, ridge?

Ridge: I’m saying the hope for the future preview is not the only thing that happened in italy.

Taylor: Right, no, I know– I know what you’re gonna say. You lost your passport. Or you’re back with brooke.

Steffy: It was incredible. We got everything we wanted for hope for the future, but nothing compares to this. Being home with you, wrapped up in your arms.

Finn: Yeah. All I could think about last night was you coming home today.

[ Steffy chuckling ] It made me so happy, I started– started hearing things.

Steffy: What things?

Finn: You don’t– you don’t hear that? Kinda sounds like, um… monaco.

[ Steffy gasps ]

[ Bells ringing ]

[ Both laughing ]

Steffy: You’re the sweetest. I love you so much.

Finn: I love you, too. So, come on, tell me everything.

Steffy: Oh, gosh. I don’t think you’re ready for this.

Finn: Something’s– something’s bothering you. What’s– what is it?

Steffy: Uh, yeah. Um… it has to do with hope and liam.

Hope: Is everything okay? You seem… I don’t know. Uh, did something happen when I was away, or– or the kids?

Liam: It’s not the kids. The kids are fine. Nothing out of the ordinary happened here. You’re the one who went on a big adventure. So, I’m just… I’m just saying, tell me about it. That’s all. Tell me everything you did in rome.

It’s the most wonderful

time of the year

Eric: Wow. Talk about a sign. Ridge must have been floored.

Donna: Seriously?

Brooke: Yeah. I– and I had no idea what was going on. I heard him yelling for me, and I turn around and there he is running at me. And he seemed very excited. He– he was just beaming. He had this big goofy smile on his face and– and he told me that he believes again.

Ridge: Will you be…

my logan forever?

Brooke: [ Laughs ] Yes.

Oh, my god. Yes!

Yes, of course.

I’m having a hard time believing that this is really happening, but it is. Ridge and I reunited at last.

[ Laughs ]

Ridge: I– I had no idea we were gonna reconnect. That was… it was all about the preview. But I saw my future in rome.

Taylor: With brooke.

Ridge: I have to give this one more chance. I have to.

Steffy: You know what? Hope and liam can wait. I just wanna be with my sexy husband.

Finn: I’m not gonna fight you on that. Mm, man, I missed you. I’m glad you’re home.

Steffy: Yeah. So, the event went well? There’s no issues? There’s that look again. You mentioned hope and liam. Look, I know liam went to rome.

Steffy: You do?

Finn: Yeah, R.J. And i convinced him. Liam wanted to surprise hope.

Steffy: Yeah, liam’s the one who ended up being surprised.

Liam: I wanna hear about it. I wanna hear about rome. So, tell me. Tell me… everything.

Hope: Okay. Uh, well…

[ Clears throat ] …The, uh, press event and the preview were– were amazing. They– everyone loved, and I mean loved, the designs, so…

Liam: Cool. S– sounds like… thomas came through for you in a big way. You still riding that high? The virus that causes shingles is sleeping…

Donna: I am so happy for you and ridge.

Eric: If two people were ever meant to be together, aside from donna and me, of course–

Donna: Of course.

Eric: — It’s you and ridge.

R.J.: Uh, you know me, I don’t like inserting myself into my parents’ love lives, but I– I am very happy for you, mom.

Brooke: Aw, thanks, honey. Oh.

R.J.: I am, uh–

Brooke: So sweet.

R.J.: I am a little worried about how the news is gonna affect steffy and thomas. I don’t think they’re gonna take it well at all. Kinda leaves their mom on the outside looking in. Right?

Taylor: Okay. So– so, one more last chance with brooke.

Ridge: It– it may seem like we’ve been here before, but this is different.

Taylor: Yeah? Uh… how?

Ridge: I don’t know. I– I’m– I’m older and– and we’re wiser and…

[ Taylor chuckles softly ] Nothing’s ever gonna come between us ever again.

Taylor: Okay. Don’t jinx yourself with “ever again,” because that’s the perfect way to make sure that it happens again. And it’s coming. Getting back with brooke means setting yourself up for more heartache.

Finn: I don’t understand. So, did liam not get to the preview on time?

Steffy: No, he just missed it.

Finn: Oh, that’s a bummer. He must have been disappointed to miss her big moment.

Steffy: Oh, he was more than disappointed. I– I told him that hope went out to go sightseeing after the preview, and he took off. He went towards the colosseum. And, uh–

Finn: Well, that makes sense. I mean, that’s like the number one sight to see when you’re in rome. So, hope must have been blown away when she saw liam.

Steffy: She didn’t see liam.

Finn: How come?

Steffy: He came home. He came back to la.

Finn: Wait, well, th– that doesn’t make any sense. Why would liam do that?

Liam: Well, it sounds like you got… everything you wanted from this trip.

Hope: I know. Hubris. Right?

[ Chuckles ] But, um… it really was a success. I mean, like I said, the press, they were enthusiastic and supportive and they really did welcome us like family. And those dresses, I mean, they were– they were breathtaking and…

Liam: Breathtaking, huh?

Hope: They were. And to be able to wear those with rome as the backdrop, I just… I just wish that you could have been there to see it. Um, the piazza where we held the event–

Liam: Yeah. No. It sounds like a really incredible moment for you and thomas.

Hope: Yeah. It– it was.

Liam: Almost… I don’t know, uh… romantic. For copd, ask your doctor about breztri.

Brooke: Actually, I was pleasantly surprised. Thomas and steffy took the news quite well.

Donna: Really?

Brooke: Mm-hmm. They just want their dad to be happy. And if that’s with me, then they’ll respect it.

R.J.: Well, I mean, that’s a nice thing to say, but they must be disappointed for their mom on some level, right?

Eric: I do have to wonder how taylor’s gonna take this news.

Brooke: Yeah. I wonder, too. Ridge is telling her right now.

Ridge: You have every right to be cynical about brooke. I mean, you– you’ve been on this ride for a very long time.

Taylor: Ah, the old marriage go-round. Yeah. Not the happiest ride. But my happiness isn’t dependent on any man. Not even you, ridge forrester.

Ridge: I know that.

Taylor: I know you know. And I do love you. Always and forever and… and I miss you. But I’ll be okay. You don’t think that you’re setting yourself up to get hurt again?

Ridge: No, I– no. Not this time. I– I saw my future very clearly.

Taylor: Yeah, well, you see things clearly until you don’T. That’s– that’s what you do. Sorry. Okay. Fine. I– I’m sure that you and brooke are going to be very happy together until she betrays all the trust that you’ve put in her. And she will. Brooke logan will always be brooke logan.

Finn: Okay. Let me get this straight. Liam flew all the way to rome to surprise hope, saw her, didn’t speak to her, but then just turned around and flew home?

Steffy: Yeah.

Finn: And this mood that you’re in, this weight that I’m feeling from you has something to do with liam and hope. And I know lately you have been suspicious of something developing between hope and thomas. Are you telling me that… were you right? Something happened between your brother and liam’s wife over there?

Steffy: Yeah. And liam saw it with his own eyes.

[ Finn sighs ]

Liam: All those long nights… working with thomas… they finally… paid off. And that must feel… really good.

Hope: It does.

Liam: And to have that success play out in rome, it’s– like I said, it’S… romantic.

Hope: Well, it would’ve been romantic if you had been there, but you weren’t–

Liam: Yeah, well, you didn’t invite me until the last minute, which I completely understand, because it was a business trip. Strictly business. Right?

Hope: Yeah, but I’m home now… with you, with the kids, which is where I want to be, my most favorite place in the world. And I– I missed you. I missed all of you.

Liam: You did?

Hope: Of course. Liam, what’s really going on? Because I… is that– is that your luggage?

Liam: Yeah.

Hope: Oh. So, you’re– you’re going on a business trip now. Okay. Um… the tag says rome to lax. So, I, um– I’m not really– I’m not understanding. Were you in italy?

Liam: Yeah.

Hope: [ Chuckles ] So, you… why were you in italy?

Back to the B&B Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page

B&B cast animated GIF

GH Short Recap Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


GH logo

Recap written by Eva

Laura leaves to meet Kevin at the airport and leave for Chechnya. Spencer and Esme agree to work together to take
care of Ace. Trina tells Josslyn that Victor left Spencer falsified evidence against Esme to put her in jail. Josslyn
thinks Spencer should use the evidence to put Esme in jail but Trina tells Josslyn Spencer promised her he would
destroy the evidence.

Valentin goes to Anna’s place to say goodbye to Anna before he leaves for Chechnya, but he almost decides to stay
in town because he discovered the outside of Anna’s place has been vandalized. Anna persuades Valentin that Kevin and Laura need his help to find Nikolas.

Tracey talks to someone on the phone and tells the person that they are partners and she will get the information they need about the Deceptor.

Chase tells Brook Lynn that Nina saw Ned fall in the pool. Eddie Main decides to leave town since he loves singing
on the road.

Mason pressures Ava to get him information on Sonny’s deal with the Pikeman Group. Mason tells Ava if she doesn’t, something could happen to Avery. Pilar, Avery’s nanny, tells Ava she can’t find Avery.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


GH cast animated GIF

Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


Y&R logo


Recap written by Eva

Victor warns Nate that he better not be trying to grab power at the company while he is filling in for Nick. Victor also tells Nate and Victoria that he will be watching them very closely.

Billy warns Jack that by promoting Diane without going through the proper channels, he is going to start a war at Jabot. Jack assures Billy there will be no war at the company. Billy makes it clear to Jack that he will support his decision to promote Diane even though he doesn’t agree with it. Billy later talks to Ashley who tells him that she has given up the war with Jack and Diane. Ashley tells Billy she has something up her sleeve, but it is harmless.

Kyle and Audra have some drinks and conversation about topics that are not personal. Kyle then dances with Audra. After the dance, they head upstairs to Audra’s room and have sex.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


Y&R cast animation

Star Trek: The Animated Series Episode List

TAS Episodes


Star Trek: The Animated Series cast

by Jeff

Episode Title Airdate stardate production number
Beyond the Farthest Star 9/8/1973 22004 1 – 1
Yesteryear 9/15/1973 22003 1 – 2
One of Our Planets is Missing 9/22/1973 22007 1 – 3
The Lorelei Signal 9/29/1973 22006 1 – 4
More Tribbles, More Troubles 10/6/1973 22001 1 – 5
The Survivor 10/13/1973 22005 1 – 6
The Infinite Vulcan 10/20/1973 22002 1 – 7
The Magicks of Megas-Tu 10/27/1973 22009 1 – 8
Once Upon a Planet 11/3/1973 22014 1 – 9
Mudd’s Passion 11/10/1973 22008 1 – 10
The Terratin Incident 11/17/1973 22015 1 – 11
The Time Trap 11/24/1973 22010 1 – 12
The Ambergris Element 12/1/1973 22013 1 – 13
The Slaver Weapon 12/15/1973 22011 1 – 14
The Eye of the Beholder 1/5/1974 22016 1 – 15
The Jihad 1/12/1974 22012 1 – 16
The Pirates of Orion 9/7/1974 22020 2 – 1
Bem 9/14/1974 22018 2 – 2
The Practical Joker 9/21/1974 22017 2 – 3
Albatross 9/28/1974 22019 2 – 4
How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth? 10/5/1974 22022 2 – 5
The Counter-Clock Incident 10/12/1974 22023 2 – 6


Spock and Kirk in "Star Trek: The Animated Series"

Back to the Star Trek Episode Guide Page

Back to the Main Star Trek Page