Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Sharon: You know, our supper club was supposed to be about us trying new restaurants and different cuisines, yet, here we are at the same restaurant we’ve both been to 1,000 times before. But well, I was craving the empanadas.

Chance: I ordered something I’ve never had before, so that kind of counts, right?

Sharon: Mm-hmm.

Chance: Yeah.

Sharon: You know, I’m surprised, though, that you haven’t tried everything on the menu, given that Abby, oh, um–

[ Chance chuckling ] I’m sorry, I didn’t–

Chance: No, no, no, it’s fine, it’s fine. I’m not going to avoid the best restaurant in town just because my ex-wife owns it.

[ Laughing ] So, Abby and I, were on good terms. Our new arrangement with Dom’s going well, so all’s good.

Sharon: Glad to hear that.

Chance: Yeah, so I think we got a little sidetracked from the dessert menu. I want to hear about this new company, Kirsten, McCall…

[ Imitates bang ]

Sharon: Adustus, which, I have to be honest, I’m really not that thrilled about the name.

Chance: Yeah, I think I’m with you. It’s rough. I think that’s latin for burned, right?

Sharon: Mm-hmm.

Chance: Yeah, Adam’s clearly, trying to send a message. I’m just not sure how many people are going to get it.

Sharon: I don’t think Adam cares who gets it. He just amuses himself with his own inside jokes.



Tucker: Good evening, Phyllis. Hey, Adam, how’s it going? It’s funny. I would never peg you for a jazz guy I would think country, you know. Here I am crying in my beer over my dog and my woman. That kind of thing.

[ Both laughing ] Hey, I’ll see you.

Ashley: Bye.

[ Adam clears throat ]

Phyllis: Thank you.

Adam: Oh, ooh. You’re looking a little frazzled, Phyllis. Guess that’s to be expected given what you’re facing.

Phyllis: I’m not in the mood for you.

Adam: Yeah, from what I read, your, uh, situation is looking pretty dire. Key witness comes out of nowhere. Now, that screams payoff. I mean, if you did, I’m not throwing any shade. You know, I definitely would have done the same thing. But I don’t have a decades long history with the D.A. Who would love nothing more than to throw me in jail. But if anybody can do it, it’s you, Phyllis. So, I have faith in you.

Phyllis: You need to stop talking. Shut up. Stay out of my business. Stay out of my life.

Adam: Are you sure that you want me to do that?

Phyllis: Yeah. [ Laughs ]

Adam: Because I was just about to make you an offer.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

GH Short Recap Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


GH logo

Recap written by Eva

Curtis tells Portia that he wants to get an annulment to their marriage because he doesn’t want her to stay with him out of pity. Curtis also tells Portia he doesn’t want to be a burden to Trina, so he won’t see her again.

Sam tells Dante that she thinks Gladys and Cody are involved with Mrs. Wu. Cody arrives at Dante and Sam’s house because he checked himself out of the hospital. Cody thinks Gladys has something to do with Sasha’s strange behavior.

Dex tells Josslyn that he found a dead body while he was following Austin for Sonny.

Ava tells Sonny the details of Nikolas’ death and that Mason has the body. Ava also tells Sonny, Mason is threatening to kill her mother Delia. Sonny promises Ava he will take care of everything and she doesn’t have to worry anymore.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


GH cast animated GIF

Y&R Short Recap Thursday, July 27, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


Y&R logo


Recap written by Eva

Chance and Chelsea both tell Summer to move on with her life without Kyle. Summer still wants to fight for her marriage and is willing to forgive Kyle for cheating on her with Audra.

Phyllis tells Lauren she will have to return to her old scheming ways in order to get leverage on Tucker so she can get out from under his thumb.

Kyle tells Diane and Jack he can’t go to their wedding at the courthouse because he has to work.

Billy tells Chelsea he is going to help Jack and Diane with their plan to stop Tucker and Ashley. Billy tells Chelsea the plan and she worries it will cause him to slip back into behavior that isn’t good for him. Billy stages his argument with Jack at the Abbott House before Jack and Diane go to the courthouse.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


Y&R cast animation

B&B Short Recap Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

B&B logo

Recap written by Suzanne

Hope and Brooke met with Deacon at Il Giardino to discuss the recent events involving Thomas. Hope confessed that she and Thomas had shared a kiss in Rome and that Liam had seen it. She revealed that she had drawn up divorce papers because Liam wanted to end their marriage. Brooke urged Hope to fight for her marriage, but Hope was tired of being in competition with Steffy for Liam’s love. She wanted someone who wouldn’t divide his feelings between her and another woman.

Meanwhile, at Spencer, Liam expressed his concern to Wyatt about Finn’s ability to protect Steffy and their family. He was disturbed by a strange moment he had witnessed between Finn and Sheila, which made him question Finn’s loyalty. Wyatt suggested that Liam might be overreacting due to his feelings for Steffy and the situation in Rome, where Liam had kissed Steffy.

Later, Steffy was upset about Sheila’s release and assured Liam that she and Finn would take care of their family’s safety. However, Liam revealed that he had seen Sheila hugging Finn, raising further concerns about Finn’s intentions. Steffy was shocked and confused by the revelation.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page

B&B cast animated GIF

GH Transcript Wednesday, July 26, 2023

General Hospital Transcript


GH logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


To ask this mason character has something on you. Some kind of leverage. What is it?

[ Sighs ] What does he know that I don’t?! Mason knows that I killed nikolas. Sonny… say something. He didn’t disappear. Nikolas is dead, you killed him? Yeah. I killed him. Busted, lady. Well, it was worth it.

[ Both chuckle ] Aren’t you supposed to be asleep right now? I tried, but I couldn’T.

[ Chuckles ] No? I’m too happy to sleep. Okay, good. I’m glad she’sgetting the rest that she needs. And tell her that I’ll see her when she gets home tomorrow. Okay? And that I love her. I love you, too, krissy. Bye. How’s molly? She’s doing okay. Yeah? Yeah, she’s a little banged up, but luckily, that’s it. It could have been a lot worse. I was gonna go to G.H. To check on her, but kristina insists that she has everything under control. Mm-hmm. I’m glad they made up before the accident. Yeah. You’re a good sister.

[ Chuckles ] Well, what about you? You were supposed to be home two hours ago. I know. You look wiped. I am. But you know what? What? I’ll have a shower and then you’ll recognize me again. Oh, really? Yeah. Okay. Maybe you’ll like me.

[ Both chuckle ] That’s good. I will grab us a beer, and then when you get down, you can remind me who you are. Sounds good. Okay.

[ Knock on door ] Hi. I know you told me not to come because the ac is out, but I’m here. Did you really think that I… well, if you told me not to come, then who exactly were you expecting? Portia: What did you say? I said let me go, portia.

[ Monitor beeping ] I-I don’t understand. Literally, let…me go. I think you’re talking crazy. I’m not gonna let you go. It’s not your decision, it’s mine. No, no, mnh-mnh. No, no. Y-you don’t know what you’re saying right now. You have — I know exactly what I’m saying! I don’t want to see you again. What did you do with the body? Uh, well… his body disappeared. No, he didn’t go into the water. Mason has nikolas’ body. He has the evidence, sonny, and he’s blackmailing me. If I don’t do anything he wants, he’ll expose me. That’s not gonna happen.

Do you I…I aghim in the face and, try nervive pain relieving roll-on. I was so mad at nikolas when he told me that he got esme pregnant. Yeah, well, I punched him in the face once he told me. His — his own son’s girlfriend. Well, spencer hated it for him, too. And when he got the idea to file for custody of ace, I…I agreed to help him. By killing his father? No.

[ Chuckles ] No. Nikolas foolishly recorded a confession claiming responsibility for esme’s death. I mean, she went over the turret right here, and she obviously survived, but I still had the recording. I gave it to spencer. So he can blackmail his father. Exactly. And when nikolas found out about it, he went crazy. He came after me. And he told me that he was gonna take avery away from me. Bastard. And it broke me, you know? I lost kiki. I will never lose avery. I will do anything. I will do whatever I have to do to protect her. She is my life. Oh, I say, I love that you are a night owl. I mean, I love when you’re lying in bed when I get home, too, but I-I like that you were here waiting for me when I got home. Mm. Before you flatter yourself too much, I was not just worried about molly, but I’m also working on a case. Well, ouchy.

[ Chuckles ] Wait, why were you home so late? Well, you first. Sasha and cody, of course. Oh. Yeah, I’ve been thinking about that, too. And I know you said cody said sasha called him cyrus before she stabbed him, but that doesn’t make any sense, right? Well, and now she’s under lock and key at ferncliff. Hmm. I get a feeling you seem to have a suspicion as to why that all happened? Mm-hmm. Gladys. Mm. Remember when we ran into them at the hospital? Sasha said that she was ready to end her guardianship with gladys. Yeah. Well, I could tell that gladys wasn’t totally on board with that, and, of course, she denied it. And why was gladys so hell-bent on getting cody arrested and sent to prison? And do you think it’s just a coincidence that gladys sold brando’s garage to a holding company controlled by selina wu? You caught me. Better hurry. He’ll be here soon.

[ Chuckles ] “He”? The super. It’s not just my ac that’s out. It’s the power in the whole building. No, the lights in the hall… are on auxiliary batteries. Oh. Yeah. First scorching day of the year, and everybody turns their ac on full blast. The wiring in this old building can’t take it. Well, how long until the super fixes it? Usually takes him a few hours. Hmm. Well… I kind of like the candles. Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm. How about the heat? I’m sure we could find some way to deal with it. But first, I need to know what’s going on. The only reason I didn’t want you to come is because of the heat. Dex, I haven’t heard from you in 32 hours. You counted the hours? You left me alone at the metro court pool yesterday because sonny called you. He had a job for you on your day off, and you said it would be a very safe, simple task. And then I don’t hear from you until an hour ago. I mean, what’s going on? It was just a surveillance job. It took longer than I expected. Dex, I know there’s more. Please tell me. I found a dead body tonight. Is this the kind of wild night you had in mind when you agreed to marry me? It’s better. All right. What about you?

[ Exhales deeply ] Well, being here together, folding our kids’ laundry — who would have thought something like this could be so perfect? It was one of the things I thought about when I was waiting for the bone marrow transplant. You thought about folding laundry?

[ Chuckles ] I know it’s silly because of all the big important things, but the little things like this that I may never get to do, it’s one of the things that kept me up at night. I took comfort thinking about being with you and our kids. Doing the little things somehow gave me hope.

[ Exhales deeply ] And I didn’t want to close my eyes because I thought I may never open them again. But I couldn’t sleep tonight because I know now that I’m going to live. And I never want to miss a single moment like this. I think this is too much, too soon. It’s only your second day of recovery since your surgery, so… this is not about the surgery. This is not about recovery. But you’re asking me to leave you, and I-it just doesn’t make any sense. I’m not asking. And I’m not leaving. I’m your wife. On paper, maybe. But we never consummated the marriage, so an annulment should be no problem. Oh, oh, really? An annulment? No, I’m not giving you an annulment. Honey, I know you’re hurting right now, but I-I love you.

[ Exhales sharply ] Did you love me when you found out that I kissed jordan? Oh, don’t do that, please. Huh? No, no, no. Did you love me when you couldn’t stand to look at me for weeks on end? Oh. When is the last time we even spoke to each other before I became curtis, the victim? Curtis… and when we did speak, what did we say, portia? We had an issue. Yes. I wanted to make sure you didn’t have feelings for your ex-wife!

[ Sighs ] But when I saw you laying by the pool a-a-and I thought that I might lose you, honey, I made sure — you thought what? What, what? You thought, “oh, this poor sucker needs me now”? Well —

[ Scoffs ] Well, I got news for you — I don’T. I don’t need your pity.

am I seeing something that’s not here? Well, it’s not like gladys is some kind of criminal mastermind. I mean, brando’s garage is sitting there waiting to be sold, and maybe selina wu offered the most money for it. Mm, then what about when cody and spinelli tried to bluff gladys into changing her witness statement? Spinelli said that gladys wasn’t budging until selina wu stepped in and broke things up. Selina takes gladys aside, and then she changes her — her witness statement and drops the charges against cody? Hm. Coincidence? Well, there might be a connection, but does that mean that gladys has anything to do with sasha stabbing cody? I mean, unless you got some proof. I don’t like her.

[ Laughs ] I don– I-I don’T. I don’t, either. She just rubs me the wrong way. And I know… before you say it, I know as a pi, I should never let my personal feelings get in the way of a case, but I don’t like her, and I get the feeling that sonny doesn’t like her, either. And maybe he only tolerates her because of… mike and then brando. And now sasha. Yes. Well, you know how sonny is with family. Yeah. And you weren’t there when mike went through his worst with alzheimer’S. It killed sonny, seeing his father suffer that way. So maybe that made him more tolerant of gladys. It’s possible. Okay. So on one hand, out of nowhere, sasha stabs cody, and then on the other hand, gladys hates cody, tries to get him arrested and sent to prison for stealing a bracelet and then forms this relationship with selina? I am desperate to make a connection. Well, you’re not the only one. You told me last night in the icu room that you came to the metro court pool because of something that sam said. That you never get enough time to spend with the ones that you love. You told me that you loved me. I was on heavy medication. I didn’t think — never mind. You didn’t think? You didn’t think what? You didn’t think that there was a possibility that you might never walk again? Is that what you didn’t think? That’s not what I was gonna say.

[ Sighs ] You got a devastating prognosis last night. You really did. And I had to deliver it to you. And I’ve had to do that before with other patients, and they all react differently. But some of them react the same way that you did — going on the internet, looking at all these worst-case scenarios. A-and it just left them feeling like — why don’t you stop telling me how I’m supposed to feel? I’m trying to explain something to you, that you’re not the only spinal surgery patient to react this way. But, babe, you couldn’t be more wrong about why I’m here. I-I-I don’t pity you.

[ Sighs ] Honey, I’m here because I love you. Just — just… please. …Stop. Just stop. No, no, no, no. Because you feel like you’re alone right now, and I get it, but you’re not alone because I’m here. I’m right here. You, me, and trina. We’re gonna do this. We’re gonna face it. We’re gonna face it together. There is no way in hell that’s happening. I saw this man leaving the hospital. He matched the description of a guy sonny told me had been harassing austin the night before. I mean, that might have been who austin was talking to when elizabeth caught me outside his office. So I-I called sonny, decided to follow him, and when I got outside, I found his body in the alley. Wait, so sonny had you following austin, and then he had a meeting with some guy in his office, and a few minutes later, he was dead? Yeah.

[ Exhales sharply ] Joss. Aren’t you gonna ask me? Ask you what? If I killed him. He was enraged. He was — he was so full of hatred…

[ Sighs heavily ] …And he said that by giving spencer that recording, I had taken his baby away from him, and I-I tried to reason with him. You know, I did. But he said that he was gonna take avery away from me. He said he was a cassadine and there were places he could go where I would never find her. And then the last thing he said was, “I will tell avery that you said goodbye,” and he started to leave. Don’t you see, sonny? I had to stop him. How’d you stop him? There was a little statue on the table. Without thinking, I grabbed it, and I… I hit him. And he fell. And he was… dead.

[ Exhales deeply ] All right, you gotta tell me how this mason guy fits in here.

You said that you wanted to know more about trina. You said that you wanted to get to know her better. You said that — will you stop telling me about what I said before and listen? Listen to what I’m saying now. I will not be a burden to trina. In fact… I think it’s best if I don’t see her again.

[ Scoffs ] Our daughter was sitting outside that icu room for 24 hours straight! She was desperate, desperate to hear any word about how her father was doing. And she broke down to me, curtis. She broke down when she told me that the first words that you said after waking up were, “where’s my daughter?” You have no idea how much that meant to her. She wants to be here. She wants to help you. She wants to support you. Parents are supposed to support their children, not the other way around. Just because I’m trina’s father does not mean that she should be stuck nursing a pathetic man in a wheelchair. Do you know how many people have suffered the same kind of injury that you’ve had? And much worse. Some of them are in a wheelchair. Yes, some of them, they’re not so lucky, but their lives are far from pathetic. They know that their lives — they might not be what they had once been, but they didn’t quit. They didn’t give up on their families. Is that what you’re gonna do? If you can’t be the father that you want to be for trina, then you’re not gonna be a father at all? I was checking to see if nikolas had a pulse. And just when I realized he didn’t, austin started banging on the door. You let him in? No. No, I tried to get rid of him, but he wouldn’t leave. I told him I had a business call and I sent him up here to wait. I went down and I got a wheelbarrow. I brought nikolas out to the tack room. I-I put him in a storage closet there and I locked the door and I turned around, and austin was standing there. He’d seen everything. And that’s when he blackmailed you? No. No, he helped me. You didn’t kill him. No, I-I didn’T. I just thought maybe you would think — you never would have told me anything if you had because you wouldn’t want to lie to me. And I know that you’re always gonna do everything in your power to protect me. Everything. Is the body still there? No. I called sonny and he told me to call the cops. What? I know. I was surprised, too. I figured he would tell me to walk away, but he didn’T. He told me to call the cops and tell them what happened. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe because it was right outside G.H., He thought maybe the surveillance cameras caught me. Maybe he wanted the body found for some reason. Either way, I’m sure he didn’t think the cop who showed up would be his son. What? Did dante hassle you? He questioned me, and I just told him exactly what sonny said to say. What — so — so dante thinks you killed this guy? You’re the one who called it in. Look, he’s just doing his job, okay? But, you know, he knows I work for sonny, and if any of sonny’s guys had called it in, he would have been suspicious.

[ Exhales deeply ] Yeah, I guess. He’s also very protective of you. I get that, but I don’t need protection from you. Dante loves his father, but he knows a lot of what sonny does… a lot of what I do… isn’t exactly legal. Maybe he’s just worried that I’ll drag you into it somehow. Nothing and nobody is ever gonna come between us. You helped me so much. Your love was so important. Doctors talk about patients having the will to live. That’s what you and the kids gave me. Yeah, well, you fought so hard. Because of you and wiley and amelia, and because I was so determined to have moments like this.

[ Sighs ] And deep down, I knew I might not win that battle, but I also knew that if I didn’t, wiley and amelia would be okay. Because they had you, a father who would love them, put them first, and protect them. You know, when you wanted to talk about a future without you, I had to — I had to make myself say the things I knew you wanted to hear. I remember it was hard for you. Yeah, I mean, I knew we had to talk it through. And you were weak, and I had to reassure you, but never in my heart could I ever accept losing you. Maybe it was denial or me clinging to hope, but I just — I couldn’T… couldn’t imagine life without you. And now I don’t have to. So you’re basically saying you were right all along? I usually am.

[ Chuckles ] Why don’t you start off by telling me why you were home late? Someone reported a dead body in the alley outside of G.H. Gross. Any witnesses? Uh, one, and he was sort of cooperative and gave a, you know, pretty convincing story. Story? Yeah. Sounds like you’re not convinced. Mnh-mnh. Do you know the guy? Dex heller. Oh. Yeah. You know, one of sonny’s guys… you know, finds a dead body in an alleyway, wouldn’t you think his first call is to… to sonny. Right. And then what do you think sonny tells him to do, walk away, probably, right? But in this case, he told him to call the cops. Why would he do that? Well, was there an id on the body? Yeah, but that’s — you know, that’s on a need-to-know basis. A need-to-know basis, okay. Need-to-know basis. So this, on top of cody getting stabbed… I think maybe we need a little distraction. Yeah. Maybe we can distract each other. Oh, I think I like where you’re heading with this.

[ Knock on door ] Mnh-mnh. Go away! I think they’re gonna go away right now.

[ Knocking continues ] Okay.

[ Knocking continues ]

[ Groans ] Get it. Damn it.

[ Knocking continues ] Whoo!

[ Clears throat ] Dude. Whoa. What’s going on, man? You okay? Whoa! Whoa.

They hit the ball off the tee, so after you hit the ball, what do you do? Run. Yes. So many of his teammates, they hit the ball off the tee, but they forget to run afterwards. Oh. Randy thomas didn’t run after he hit the ball and he got out. Out isn’t good. Nope. Well, I can’t wait to see you hit the ball and run the bases. You don’t have to come. I want to. But it’s all dirty, and some of the kids might have germs, and I don’t want you to get sick again. Bud, you are so amazing to be so concerned about your mom, but she is getting stronger every single day. Mm-hmm. The doctor told me my immune system is getting stronger, too. That’s what fights off the nasty germs. So I might not be able to come to your game next week or the week after, but I will definitely be there before the season is over. Yay! I’ll have my dad and my mom there. Yes, you sure will. But, you know, for right now, it is getting very, very late, so finish your cookie and then you got to go back to bed, okay? It’s not fair. Why do I have to sleep when everyone else is awake? Well, no, amelia is —

[ Amelia crying ] Uh-oh.

[ Chuckles ] You’re trina’s mom. You shouldn’t want her tied down with me, either. She’s a young woman in college. You should be encouraging her to get out there and live her life. You can still be a part of her life, curtis. You’re still here. I can’t move my legs, okay? I don’t know if I’ll ever walk again. I’m not the man that you fell in love with, and I’m damn sure not the man that helped save trina from victor cassadine. And I can’t be anything less! It’s just gonna be different. How?! That’s all. Pity? No. Consolation? Support? I don’t want any of that, least of all from my daughter. All we want to do is we just want to be there for you. Yeah, but I’m the one that’s living this! If you really want to help… you’ll walk out that door right now and you won’t look back. Why would austin want to help you after finding you with nikolas’ body? He tried to get me to call the cops. But I convinced him that they would never believe me that it was an accident. Everybody knew how angry I was with nikolas. That’s for sure. After a while, austin agreed to keep quiet. And we decided that — that we would leave nikolas there in the storage closet and decide what to do later. After that, so much happened. Laura showed up here looking for nikolas, and I realized I-I had to find a way to convince everybody that he had left town. And then I had to go to curtis and portia’s wedding. I couldn’t afford to raise suspicions at all. And all the while, uh, nikolas’ body is — is in the storage closet. Yeah. Wow. Austin and I agreed to meet after the wedding. We decided that we would bury nikolas in the pine barrens. It seemed like the safest place. But that was the night that — that ryan and heather showed up and all hell broke loose. Austin was hooked, and I shot ryan. Esme gave birth to nikolas’ baby, and heather was — I get it, I get it, I get it. It was a complicated night.

[ Laughs ] Yes, yes, yes. It certainly was. And then the cops came and were swarming the island looking for clues as to exactly what happened, and it wasn’t long before they started to search the tack room. And they found a locked storage closet. Austin and i were there. We were jumping out of our skin. I tried to stall them. I told them I didn’t have a key, and… that wasn’t a problem for dante, though. He pried the door open with a crowbar. And no nikolas. At first, I thought maybe I didn’t kill him after all. But then a few weeks later, mason started toying with us. He said that he had followed austin out to the island that night, and he had seen everything. And took nikolas’ body. With my dna all over it. He’s been blackmailing me ever since. To spy on me. What are you doing out of the hospital? I, um — I checked myself out. Okay, well, we’ll check you right back in. Yeah, I’m gonna call G.H. No, no, no, no. No doctors, no hospital. What — you’re in — you’re in rough shape. I’m — I’m okay. I just overdid it a little. We’re taking you back to G.H. No, look, look, I was in the hospital because sasha stabbed me. If I go back for the same reason, it’ll just be worse for sasha. I know she didn’t mean to hurt me. Look, you said it yourself, sam. None of this makes any sense.

[ Exhales sharply ] I’ll get the bandages. Are you sure you know what you’re doing? Trying to control my asthma felt anything but normal.Relief. Like it or not, curtis, you aren’t on your own. You are part of a family. A beautiful family. Your father, your aunt. That gorgeous daughter. And yeah, you got a wife. And we love you. We desperately care about you, and not because you run around and solve cases or because you come to the rescue when anyone needs you. It’s because of the man that you are. Your family loves you, I love you, and maybe… maybe I didn’t realize how much I loved you until I thought I was gonna lose you. But sam, she was right. You never get enough time to spend with the ones that you love. And, babe, you can’t know how much I-I regret the years that you and i spent apart. See? You —

[ Sighs ] You’re wrong there. I know exactly what it feels like, regretting time spent away from someone you love. Because of your lies… it cost me so much time with my daughter. Now it’s a real party. What do you think, wiley? Amelia is too young for cookies. Well, not for long. I know, and I promise to share with her when she’s big enough. Well, you are a great big brother. You’ll be all better by then, mom. I’ll be better long before then. Amelia is lucky. She won’t have to be scared. Were you scared when I was sick? When you went to the hospital, I was afraid you wouldn’t come home. Oh. I’m so sorry that you were scared. But I love you and your sister and your daddy so much. That’s why I knew I had to come home. And I’m not going anywhere, so you have no reason to be afraid now. Can I stay up all night?

[ Laughs ] All right, I’ll tell you what — you can stay up as long as amelia does. Yay! Stay awake, amelia.

[ Chuckles ] I told you, I’m not going back to the hospital.

[ Sighs ] Well, you need to understand something, man — sasha is already in ferncliff for what she did to you. You dying, that makes it worse for her, right? So — so leaving the hospital, obviously — maybe that wasn’t the best move. I know, I just thought that…

[ Grunts ] I don’t know, man. None of this makes any sense. I-I don’t disagree with you, cody, but sasha did stab you in front of a lot of witnesses. Her being at ferncliff is best for her and everyone else. She doesn’t belong there. Well, if that’s the case, they’ll figure that out. Sasha was doing so well, she was getting stronger, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere… well, when a person is fragile — no, no, no, see, that’s the thing — she’s not fragile. She was doing so well, and then — and then — and then it just happened so fast, and I’d bet everything that I have that this has something to do with gladys. Well, it may, but nothing’s gonna get solved tonight. You need to rest up. You’re right. I’m sorry for crashing in on you guys. I’ll call a car service, get me back to the q’S. How’s this? Sweet. How about this? It’s perfect. You still look pretty hot, though. Is this better? Getting better and better. You look hot, too. Sonny: There you go. Ava: Oh. Thank you. I think you earned it. You’ve been through hell. Still there. I told you that mason wants all the information he can get about you and this — this pikeman company. I told him I couldn’t come up with anything. And that’s when he got the idea to replace avery’s nanny with this betty, and she said that if I don’t cooperate… they’re gonna hurt my mother. I think they already have her. Nothing’s gonna happen to delia. I don’t know if it’s gonna be that easy. And I know you’re powerful, sonny, but mason, he’s genuinely afraid of these people that he works for, so they got to be pretty powerful, too. Don’t worry about it. Okay, but remember the part where mason has nikolas’ body. Okay? Because I don’t want anything to happen to my mother, but I don’t want to go to prison, you know? You’re not gonna go to prison. Your mother’s gonna be safe. I’m gonna take care of everything. I promise.

Do you know what I’ve been thinking about for the last 24 hours that I’ve been stuck in this bed? Please, curtis, don’t do it. I’ve been thinking about what my life would have been like — today — if it weren’t for your lies. Even if I were stuck in a wheelchair, I would have known my daughter for 20 years now. 20 years you took from me! I’m sorry. I explained to you — so– sorry doesn’t matter now. Those years are gone… because of you. And I can never have ’em back. So right now, right now… …I don’t give a good damn if you’re determined to stay with me through guilt or pity or because you want the insurance money. It ain’t happening. Curtis — it ain’t happening. I don’t trust you. I don’t know you. And I don’t want you. Get out. Get out! I — I said get out! Get out.

[ Michael chuckles ] Do you find this deal memo as fascinating as I do? All right, hold on, this is the last one, and I promise we’re gonna go off to dreamland just like those two. Yeah. Your mother and brother are pretty amazing, aren’t they? So are you, little one. And your dad… well, he just happens to be the luckiest guy in the world. Hey, um, I’m — I’m sorry I got a friend who thinks he can just, you know, show up like that. Stop it. He needed his best friend. He’s lucky to have one like you. I-I know, I know, but, like, you know… just kind of bad timing ’cause we were in the middle of doing, like, a whole bunch of stuff. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Well, I think that he is gonna sleep really well tonight. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Yeah? So there’s no reason why we can’t pick up where we started. Mm. That’s, like, the second best idea.

[ Laughs ] Ooh! I love you. Sonny: I’m going to take care of everything. I promise. I hope you mean that, sonny. I need you to find somebody for me. Dead? Sure. Alive would be better.

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, July 26, 2023

Days of Our Lives Transcript


Days of Our Lives logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


I am where you told me to be and this guy still has not shown up. Okay. Okay. Hm. Just tell me again what I’m supposed to be looking for. Blue blazer. Got it.

It couldn’t be him. Not again. Could it?

Hello, Lee. We meet again. Yes, and what an unpleasant deja vu it is. So you didn’t just throw in the towel, you asked the matchmaker who put us together to try again? Yeah, and now I’m… How’d you know that? Because I did the same thing, because this is deja vu for me too. Wait, what are you trying to tell me?

That I’m your date for the night.

Well… Congratulations, that’s great. Thank you, no, we’re really, we’re really happy. I’m sure. EJ, there you are. Yes, here I am. And so are all of you. Something wrong? No, not at all. So, what are you both doing here? Is someone sick? No, I just told you, we’re fine actually. We, we couldn’t be better. Ah, Nicole, do you want to tell me what’s going on here?

Sure. Sloan just told me she’s having a baby. Eric’s


Oh, good run. Yeah, I, uh, I went down by the river to catch a breeze and, um, there was no breeze. You worked out quite a sweat. Oh yeah? You noticed? Ooh, I noticed.

So, um, the kids are at Doug and Julie’s tonight, huh? Yeah. They called while you were out. They were having a wonderful time. And I told them we’d pick them up first thing in the morning. Oh, good. So why don’t you shower, and I will figure out what’s for dinner. Okay. Okay. Oh no, I’m getting my sweat all over you.

Hey, it’s a bad time? Yeah, it is. And don’t you ever wear clothes?

To the DiMera mansion, yes. And, um, please have your guy put it in the fridge for me. Thank you. Well, I’ve just checked off the last thing on my to do list.

Gosh. I cannot believe you and I are getting married tomorrow.

In less than 24 hours, you and I are going to be husband and wife. And then

we’ll I don’t know, Victorian, to put the happily ever off until after some patriarchal ceremony. What do you mean? Well, can’t we put the wedding night before the wedding?

I’m sorry, Gwen, uh… I can’t do this.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

I’m sorry, what did you just say? I, I said, uh, forgive me Gwen, I, uh, I don’t think this is a good idea. It isn’t a good idea? Do

you perhaps care to be a bit more specific? I mean, not a good idea about hitting the sack, or not… A good idea about getting married, because Bloody hell, Dimitri. One minute I’m ordering my bouquet, and the next minute you are actually shoving me away No, I wasn’t exactly shoving you away. No, you’re right.

More like swatting me away like I was a mosquito. Gwen, please. I… Dimitri. If something is wrong, you had better tell me now. That

First of all, if it felt like I was shoving you away, I am so sorry, darling. It’s just that there’s so much still left to do before the wedding. Well, then why’d you come over here in the first place? B because I, because I wanted to see if there’s anything that you needed me to do. Well, there was. And you acted as though I violated your virtue.

Right. Okay, um… I think that maybe we are both a little bit nervous about the big day and, uh, I think we should be careful right now about saying things that we might later regret. You mean hearing things that you don’t want to hear?

I’m gonna go. I am going to go run my few errands and then I am going to come right back and we can continue this conversation once we both settle down a bit. Gwen,

can we please not fight the night before our wedding?

What the hell just found out. Well, that’s great. I’m so very happy for you. Congratulations, Eric. Thank you. So… Maybe all four of us can do Lamar’s together.

Or not.

Anyway, I… I know this must mean the world to you, Eric. And you’re going to be a father after all.

What the hell, Alex? This isn’t what it looks like, Steph. I meant what I said about moving on. Well, showing up shirtless doesn’t seem like moving on. It seems like the same old, same old. I have a shirt. I have two shirts. I just need to know which one to wear. So flip a freakin coin. Give me two seconds, please.

Seriously, this one? Or this one? Okay, Alex, do you not see how pathetic this is? I have a date tonight and I want to look my best. I had an idea for… Are you kidding me? No, I’m not kidding you. I was asking Stephanie her opinion on what shirt I should wear. When I used to live at the mansion, I was able to ask Sonny and Maggie, but…

You’d ask Maggie what shirt to wear and you’re wondering why she questioned your leadership abilities? Dude, how about you Just tell me which one to where and I’ll leave. 1, 2, 1.

You went back to the same matchmaker. I believe in second chances. No, you don’t. You believe in putting people in jail and throwing away the key. What? Making a bad match is not as serious as trying to kill your ex wife’s fiancé. Which I did not do, damn it. What, you put that on your dating profile and never lets anything go?

Oh, did you mention your interest in science like aversion therapy to recondition a man’s libido? You know what? This is not how I wanted this night to go. Yeah, you’re not the only one. What? I’m so sorry, can I help you? I sure hope so, given how very handsome you look in that blue jacket. I’m sorry, who are you?

Connie Vaninski. Your date.

Look, I’m sorry if I seemed flipped before, the… Blame Lamar’s joke. Nicole and I are both very happy for the two of you. Both of you? Of course. We both know how much you wanted to be a father. Uh, he’s gonna be an amazing father. So, you and Sloane are pregnant at the same time. I guess this means we’ll be going to the same little league, Ames.

I’m sorry. Well, I think we should probably get going. We don’t want to be late to that appointment. Yeah, no we don’t. It was good seeing you.

Oh, well done EJ. You sure laid that on with the trowel.


I’m sorry if I seemed abrupt just now. Miss um, Veninsky, but call me Connie. You see, there’s been some confusion as to who I’m supposed to meet tonight. Oh, hey. No prob, Rob. Actually, it’s Lee. Oh, I didn’t think it was your name. I was making a joke. No prob, Rob. See, it rhymes. Cute. I get a million of them. I’m sure you do.

Love that dress. I’m a big fan of red. And sorry I was late. The circus is in town. Oh, were you looking for work? No, the parade screwed up traffic. Oh, hard to speed up those elephants. Ain’t it the truth. Look, I don’t mean to be pushy or anything, but I came here for a date. A due, as the French say. So would you mind bidding adios to your little friend?

Right, well, uh, grab a table. If you’ll excuse us. Of course. You two have a lot to talk about.

What the hell is going on here? Lee isn’t my date. Who is?

How lame was that? I mean, what shirt should I wear? Chad? No, I mean, what does he think? If he shows you his six pack one more time, you’re suddenly going to succumb to his charm? You know what I really hate about him coming up like that? It’s just, it’s, how rude is he? How transparent? It’s how long it takes you, after he leaves, to talk about anything else.

Because it’s beyond infuriating. I mean, who, who does that? Like, what kind of idiot just keeps showing up when he’s not wanted? Chad, listen to me. Please, look at me. We have a night alone. I wonder if there’s anything I can do to make you think about something else. I don’t know, can you think of anything that you might find more interesting than talking about Alex?

Like who?

I think we can come up with something. In the shower. Oh, okay. Cause you know how I feel about water. Oh my god, look at that towel. I’m gonna kill him. What do you want? Oh, I’m sorry. Is this a bad time?

You know… In a town where there is serial demonic possession, multitudinal dead people coming back to life, and every wedding, both literally and figuratively, ends with an explosion, you would think it would be easy to write a gossip column. The problem is that the bar is set so high… Simple adultery seems boring, which is why I’ve got nothing for my gossip column tomorrow.

Nada, zilch, nothing.

Gwenny, are you listening to me? Yeah. Are you okay?

Fine. No, you’re not. Oh my god, I scared you talking about Salem, and now you’re worried that something’s gonna go wrong at your wedding. I’m not worried about that. I’m worried there’s not going to even be a wedding at all.

So I wouldn’t say I’m gluten free, but I’m what I like to call gluten wary.

I must say, I’m surprised you decided to use a matchmaking service. From what I’ve heard, you have no problem finding women. Mm, mm. Well. That is true, I guess, but really, what I would like is to meet a woman who’s, uh… Who’s what? Out of my league. I’m pretty shallow.

So after I graduated Salem High, I enrolled in Salem U while working nights at the Cheating Heart. And I was a candy striper at University Hospital for a time in the late 90s. For some reason they made us watch all these videos about the perils of DNA testing. Anywho, I’ve basically lived in Salem my whole life.

Never even took a vacation anywhere else, save for the time my family and I went up to Green Mountain Lodge. What about you? Well, I mostly grew up in Hong Kong. I came to the States for school. You’re seriously interested in that table. What? No, no. It’s okay, I get it. I’d be peeved at that woman too if I were you.

You know who that is? Sure do. She’s the DA who almost sent you up the river for trying to have your ex wife’s fiancé rubbed out.

I’m sorry, honey. I really do think you’re overreacting. That’s easy for you to say. You’re not the one that he refused to have sex with.

Bloody errands, indeed. I mean, I touched him, and he pulled away. My God, Matthew. Why wouldn’t he want to have sex with the woman that he supposedly loves?

How should I put this? Anytime I open the door and I see you, it’s de facto a bad time. I recognize that you have your reservations about me, Chad, but I only need a minute. There’s something very important I need to tell you. One minute. Thank you. Well, I, um, I would just like to personally invite you to my wedding tomorrow.

Gwen and I would be honored if you would attend.

Do you want to talk about it? Talk about what? That you found out Sloane Peterson is pregnant and now she and Eric are our new best friends? I can’t stand her. And you can’t stand Eric. I was trying to be polite. What should I have said? Oh, you’re going to have a baby? Eh, so what? Big deal. You pushed right past polite and went straight to gushing.

Oh, I did not gush. Oh, okay. To making stupid jokes. I was trying to lighten the mood. Everyone seems so damn sober. I’m going to bed. You know what I think? What do you think? You’re not upset that I was being nice to Sloane or that I was making little jokes. You’re not even upset that Sloane is going to have a baby.

You’re upset that Sloane is going to have Eric’s baby.

Well… At least EJ seemed happy for us. The same as the more operative word. I mean, at least he tried. Not like Nicole, who… What about Nicole? Oh, come on, Eric. He saw how she was. She congratulated us. Her congratulations was not sincere. Okay, hey, listen. We are here waiting for a prenatal exam, so… We’re having a baby.

And we’re both thrilled about that, so why don’t we try to concentrate on that? Yeah, you’re right. Okay. The most important thing is our baby. Amen. So, I was… Talkin with Nicole. Wait, aren’t you the one that just said we weren’t gonna talk about Nicole? Well, she was telling me more about genetic testing.

That her doctor even said that he can discover more about the baby than from a sonogram. So, um, Nicole was talking about the


Nicole, I, I don’t want us to fight. But I do want us to do things differently this time. We need to be honest with each other. I mean really honest with each other. I know that you’re upset that Sloan is having a baby, having Eric’s baby. And I can understand that, but we need to talk about it.

You’re right. I am upset. But it’s not about what you think it is. What is it you think I think? I think that you think I’m still hung up on Eric. And that I can’t stand the thought of him having a baby with another woman. But that’s not true.

Baby, I love you. Not Eric. You. And I am so thrilled to be having this baby with you.

I sense a doubt.

It’s Sloane. It’s not Eric or, or, or their baby. It’s Sloane. And just… Something about her pregnancy seems… Off. Hmm.


would EJ and Nicole need testing done? Genetic testing. I mean, they’re both young and healthy. Nicole, she suffered miscarriages, you know, from the past. So it makes sense that she’d want to know as much about the baby as possible. I’m happy. Is it even safe? I mean, for the baby? No, the baby’s not even involved.

Nicole said the doctor, all he has to do is take a little swab from E’S mouth and then they can test that D n a and find out exactly what the baby could be dealing with in the future.

And then medical advances in technology, it’s incredible, right? Yeah, it’s um, it’s incredible. So yeah, I decided I was um, done with the constant hookups and the meaningless sex and got myself some much needed therapy. Try and find out why I was so afraid of commitment. Well, good for you Alex. You really, you give me hope for the rest of your gender.


So, um, what brought about this epiphany where relationships and women are concerned? What brought it about was the fact that I screwed things up. Royally screwed things up with the woman that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. You and Gwen are really getting married. Yes, yes we are. And, uh, we would love it if the two of you would be there.

I mean… We wouldn’t, we wouldn’t miss that for the world. No, I mean, we think that you two are just a match made in heaven. I mean, when I went into that Chip’s cabin…

Why would EJ and Nicole need testing done, genetic testing? I mean, they’re both young and healthy. Nicole, she’s suffered miscarriages, you know, from the past. So it makes sense that she’d want to know as much about the baby as possible. Um, but is it even safe? I mean, for the baby? No, but the baby’s not even involved.

Nicole said the doctor, all he has to do is take a little swab from EJ’s mouth. And then they can test that DNA. And find out exactly what the baby could be dealing with in the future.

And then medical advances in technology, it’s incredible, right? Yeah, it’s um… It’s incredible. So, yeah, I decided I was, um, done with the constant hookups and the meaningless sex and got myself some much needed therapy. Try and find out why I was so afraid of commitment. Well, good for you, Alex. You really, you give me hope for the rest of your gender.

So, um, what brought about this epiphany where relationships and women are concerned? What brought it about was the fact that I screwed things up. Royally screwed things up with the woman that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. You and Gwen are really getting married. Yes. Yes we are. And uh, we would love it if the two of you would be there.

I mean, , we wouldn’t, we wouldn’t miss that for the world. . No, I mean, I, we think that you two are just a match made in heaven. I, we, when I went into that ship’s cabin and, uh, and you had that gun trained on Kate, you know, you were threatening to kill her. Kate, who, uh, you enjoyed pointing out that I love like a mother.

You know, I, I thought, it popped into my head that, uh, you know who I should fix him up with? Is Gwen Rizchek, the woman who, uh, terrorized my family and gave my wife psychosis inducing drugs. And you two are, uh, are absolutely perfect for each other. Um, where are you kids going on your honeymoon? Hell? I hope.

Well, I sincerely hoped that this would be a fresh start for all of us. Stephanie, you and Gwen are family after all, just like Chad and I. Abigail and I were family too. And I haven’t forgotten what Gwen did to her. Never will. That’s your minute.

You’re getting really good at that. Have you ever been in therapy? It’s amazing. Really, I mean, sometimes, though, I feel as if maybe I found out a little… Too much about myself. Oh. For example, this one time, I was like 8 years old. No, 7? 7? 8, 8, 8, 8, cause I was already a big Cubs fan. And I walk inside of my house.

You know, just for the record, no matter what you read or heard, I had nothing to do with any plot to kill Stefan DiMera. No? That’s a shame. I beg your pardon? I have a thing for bad boys.

Sweetie, if Dimitri says he’s running errands, I’m sure that’s all there is to

it. Since when did you become so trusting? I’m not. I, I just… You are my best friend. I hate seeing you so sad and rejected. But if you are starting to wonder about this guy, if you think maybe he is not as into you as he claims to be, it’s not too late to call it off. You think I should call off the wedding?

The thing is, Gwen really likes you. I think maybe she even loves you. Yes. But I promise you, I will take care of Gwen in my own way. But you have to promise me that no one will know about this. Especially her. It’ll only hurt her. No! No, I don’t think you should call off your wedding. Look, I think this is just pre wedding jitters.

Dimitri was in a mood, you took him by surprise, he’s, he’s an alpha male. You should not call your wedding off over a fumbled pass. Hang on, did Leo Stark just use a sports metaphor? Only for you. Only for my best friend.

Are you sure about Dimitri? Positive. Oh,


I’m just gonna get over my tired self and I’m gonna pretend that tonight never happened.

Matty. And thank God I always have you to set me straight, my best friend in the entire world.

So, you were hoping that I actually did try to kill my wife’s former lover. Well, I’m totally addicted to true con podcasts, but what sets me apart is I’m always rooting for the bad guy. And I never heard a podcast that got me going the way reading about how you and Stefan’s own sister tried to brainwash an ex navy SEAL to take him out.

And I’d really like to, you know, go somewhere private and hear all about it. Straight from the horse’s mouth. You know, I really

loved you. And? So, what I thought I was doing when I turned off Stephanie’s phone was just trying to keep us from being interrupted again. So then we could finally have sex. But now I see that it was really my fear of abandonment That made me try and control, not just the situation, but control Stephanie’s life.

And of course, naturally, it blows up right in my face, now she’s with Chad, living across the hall from me, and I’m just trying to stay grateful, you know? That we can be friends, and I can commit myself to moving on into a more mutual trusting. And… Respectful relationship. Maybe with someone like you. Uh, well, that’s…

I’m afraid that’s never gonna happen. I mean, I thought we were getting along. Uh, we were, and look, you’re a nice guy, but… This is not going anywhere. Why not? Well, because A, you talk too much. B, you keep taking your glasses on and off, which is really annoying. And it’s obviously some kind of phony affectation.

And C, you are still in love with Stephanie Johnson.

Anyone knock while I was in the shower? Gwen? Leo? The Gestapo? None of the above. But, with all the interruptions, I never made dinner. Okay, if we go out? Well, I think that is a great idea. I mean, it just doesn’t make sense. I mean, first of all, why would Dimitri want us there when he marries Gwen? So we can throw bricks, I mean, rice, at the bride.

No, seriously, I mean, snakes copulate. They don’t get married. Excellent analogy. I just, I don’t know, there’s something, there’s something very off about that movie.

Oh, hi. I didn’t realize you’d be here. Is Gwen around? She’s in the bathroom. Oh, Dimitri. I was just going to ring you. Um, it turns out I got all worked up over you having to go run errands. I have to run one myself. Oh, so you’re heading out? Yeah, something at the Spectator. Sorry. I’m also sorry about how I behaved earlier.

I’m just a bit bridezilla, right? No, no.

Well, you can thank Leo there for talking me down from the ledge.

You two play nice now.


that sounds like a good idea. I think you

are right. I think this time around we do need to be honest with each other.

And I honestly love you. And I am over Eric, but I will always care about him and his happiness.

I know that. And I can’t expect you not to.

But, uh, let’s think about when Sloane got her hooks into Eric. And it was right after Jada aborted his baby and when he thought Marlena was dead. And Eric is a fundamentally good man who is now having a baby with a tarantula. Wait, you don’t like Sloane? I just thought one day he’d wake up and see Sloane for who she really is.

But now a baby? He’s gonna be tied to her forever.

Which is why she got pregnant.

I’m gonna go see what’s keeping the doctor, okay?

God, this cannot be happening. Damn it, Nicole. Oh God, check EJ’s DNA. That’s not a match with that baby. Good proof. That’s not EJ’s baby. That is Eric’s.

So, how was your date? Oh, God awful. And yours? Uh, ask me any detail. Any detail at all you’d like to know about Alex’s inner journey. I would not. I see you ordered our favorite. I thought I’d be sharing it with Alex, but he was too busy talking to eat or drink anything. Rambling on about his cliché epiphanies and his ex.

And he kept taking his stupid non prescription glasses on and off. I guess he thinks they make him look smart. He’s a bigger boob than I thought he was. Be ashamed to waste it. So why don’t you let me atone for our date the other night and share it with you? You want to pat me down? See if I’m wearing a wire?

That sounds very inviting. I

mean the wine, of course. Hey, you

too. Access soon? Yeah, my date and I, we didn’t exactly, you know. Hit it off. Unfortunate. We, we, we, we’re just gonna, uh, yeah. Um, what are you gonna do with the rest of your evening then? Me? Uh, probably just order a pizza. I’ve been listening to this podcast about, uh, embracing vulnerability. I read the book. A real page turner.

I guess I might you a question. Does it annoy you that I take my glasses on and off? I mean, they’re not prescription. My vision’s fine. I just thought they were kind of cool. Yeah, no, I don’t, I don’t think it’s cool to, uh, wear glasses if you don’t really need them. It’s kind of a phony affectation, so I’d probably just get rid of them.

Yeah, I guess I will. Uh, what are you guys doing? Going to the pub.

Oh. Wanna come? No, no, I don’t, I don’t want to intrude. Okay. But on second thoughts, I mean, the clam chowder would be pretty great. Let’s go.

There is one more thing I want to say. Okay. Come on, sit.

Listen, I know there’s nothing I can do about how Eric lives his life. But I love the life I live now. And I need to focus on you and our baby. That

sounds mature. I know. Must be the hormones or something, right? Do you know that hormones make you even more beautiful? Oh. Mm hmm. So, here’s to us. And, uh, Precious little babe.

Oh my goodness.

Hey. Hey. I said the doctor will be right in. Oh. Thanks for checking. Yeah. Mom, I didn’t mean to upset you about having genetic testing being done. I mean, if you don’t want to. No, no, I, I do. I want to. Anything that ensures our baby is healthy. That’s great. I was just worried about Nicole. I mean, I know we don’t get along, but she and EJ seem really happy about having this baby.

And after everything she’s been through, I mean, seeing this baby to term, I just don’t want them to have any bad news.

Bollocks. Forgot my phone.

What’s wrong? What’s wrong? Everything. Everything. Gwen is my best friend. She was a wreck when I got home. How do you think that makes me feel, listening to her say she thinks maybe you don’t love her, maybe there’s a problem? Okay, calm down, calm down. Gwen is not going to get hurt. On the contrary, Gwen is going to get very, very rich.

This can work out, this will work out for all three of us. Age old adage, Leo. But she doesn’t know. Can’t hurt her. Now can we please stop talking about Gwen?

Back to the Days Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF


B&B Transcript Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


B&B logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

(We missed the first half of this due to power outage; we’ll have it up later this week)

Liam: Dear brother, I am not out to torpedo steffy’s marriage. I am only concerned about keeping her and kelly safe from sheila.

Wyatt: And you don’t think finn feels the same way?

Liam: Did you not see the video? That is not– that is not the kind of thing I can ignore. The stakes are too high.

Wyatt: What– where are you going?

[ Chuckling ] Or do I even need to ask?

Deacon: So, you signed the papers? It’s– it’s done.

Brooke: Honey, why didn’t you wait? Liam loves you. He doesn’t really want this divorce. He’s just angry and lashing out. You still have time to fix it. Don’t give up on your marriage so easily.

Hope: Except I’m not the one who gave up on my marriage so easily, mom. That was him. This is why I avoided telling you because I knew this would be your reaction. I know you want me to fight for my marriage, mom.

Brooke: Yes, of course I do because you have a family, beth and douglas.

Hope: And liam and i are going to make sure that this is as non-disruptive for them as possible.

Deacon: I’m just so sorry that you have to go through this, sweetheart.

Hope: Me too. I mean, believe me, this was, um, not an easy decision to make.

Deacon: Well, your mother and i are here for you. You made a mistake. Mistakes don’t define you.

Brooke: Deacon’s right. I just wish a divorce wasn’t the price you have to pay for this mistake.

Hope: Well, I– I take full responsibility for what happened with thomas, but, like I said before, I also don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t fight for what we have. Who doesn’t give me the same grace that I’ve allowed him how many times before? Who still loves steffy. I mean, I’m tired of accepting that.

Brooke: I just don’t think you should give up on your marriage so easily.

Deacon: Okay, so, what are you saying here? Are you moving ahead with thomas?

Hope: I don’t know what the future holds, but I just– I just don’t want you to worry about me. I will be fine, okay? This is why I wanted you to hear this from me.

Brooke: Well, we appreciate you telling us about this and being open and honest. But honey, I am– I’m heartbroken for you. And I know your marriage matters to you. And I truly believe that liam is the love of your life.

Hope: Except, I’m not the only love of liam’s life. He also loves steffy, and I have been in competition with her for what feels like forever and I just– I don’t wanna live like that anymore.

[ Knocking on door ]

Steffy: Who is it?

Liam: Yo, it’s liam.

Steffy: Oh, my gosh.

[ Steffy sighing ]

Liam: Hey.

Steffy: Hi. Come in.

Liam: I, uh– I just– I don’t know. I came to check on you. A lot happened today, so, just seeing how you’re doing. What’s wrong?

[ Steffy sighing ]

Steffy: It’s just so stressful. I don’t think I’m ever gonna be able to let my guard down now that sheila’s out of prison.

Liam: Yeah, that’s, uh–

[ Clears throat ] That’s kind of why I– I came to talk to you. It’s about sheila. And your husband.

[Bones cracking]

Hope: I get that you’re both concerned.

Deacon: We are, but we support you. We love you, sweetheart.

[ Phone chiming ]

Hope: I appreciate that, I do, and I love you both.

Deacon: Uh, looks like I got a package delivered upstairs. I’m gonna have to go.

Hope: Okay, well, thank you for listening to me and always being on my side.

Deacon: Always. See you, brooke. Bye.

Brooke: I support you too, sweetie.

Hope: I know.

Brooke: I just love you so much. And you and I both know that it was more than just a kiss that you shared with thomas. Is that the reason why you had these divorce papers drawn up?

Hope: Mom, I just know that I deserve to be with someone whose feelings aren’t divided.

Brooke: Ah, I never wanted this for you.

Hope: Yeah.

Brooke: I mean, I can’t believe that your marriage is coming to an end.

Hope: I can’t believe it either.

Deacon: Come on, hollis, where the hell did you put this thing?

[ Door clicks closed ]

Deacon: What the hell?

Sheila: I’m back, daddy.

[ Both laughing ]

Steffy: Sheila? What about her?

Liam: And finn. Um, listen, it– I– I’m still tripping out over the fact that– that my dad’s plan just didn’t work and– and sheila’s out of prison, but right now, the focus is knowing that– that you and kelly and hayes and everyone is– is safe.

Steffy: I– I appreciate your concern, and we are taking every precaution, but you don’t have to worry about me.

Liam: Well, I’m liam, I worry. Worrying is my thing. So, tough.

Steffy: I can take care of myself. Hey, I promise you, nothing’s gonna happen to the children, okay? And I have finn. He’ll protect them.

Liam: Well, he might– you might– maybe not, okay? Maybe not.

Steffy: Liam, if this has something to do with my husband–

Liam: It does, it doe– it does have to do with that, and I’m really sorry, okay? Just– when the judge dropped the charges that– it– it was like just pure chaos in that room, right? So, I don’t know if you– if you clocked this or not?

Steffy: Clocked what?

Liam: But finn leaving the room. You– you remember that? Do you– he just– he left.

Steffy: He was checking in on a patient.

Liam: Yeah, you didn’t find that strange? Like– like, that couldn’t wait? Especially in that moment?

Steffy: What are you saying?

Liam: I was– well, I followed him out there.

Steffy: Why would you follow him?

Liam: Because it was weird, steffy. It was totally weird. Like, how– the timing of it, how he was acting, his body language, the way he was looking at sheila. Like, the whole vibe was off, and sheila had just been– she had been let out of the room ahead of him. And so, when I– when I followed them out there, what I saw blew my mind. And I debated coming to you with this, but at the end of the day, it’s all about safety, right?

Steffy: Can you just tell me what the hell you’re talking about? What did you see?

Liam: Just know this is gonna shock you.

Steffy: Tell me.

Liam: All right, but please, understand that I’m not saying any of this to like, mess with your marriage or cause problems or anything, okay? But when I– when I walked out of the room, and I saw them… sheila was in finn’s arms.

Steffy: What? N– no. No, no, that– that can’t be.

Liam: Well, it is. It’s– sheila and finn were– they were hugging, steffy.

Back to the B&B Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page

B&B cast animated GIF

Days Transcript Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Days of Our Lives Transcript


Days of Our Lives logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


Don’t let me interrupt. Well, we didn’t know you were here. Yeah, uh, we haven’t had a chance to really be together. I’ve been working nights, so, uh… It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s just, um, I guess I’m a little down on romance after last night. Understandably. Lee, you told us your date was a disaster, but you didn’t…

Tell us why. What happened? For one thing, my perfect match tried to send me to prison.

Come on. I said I would buy you a drink and I meant it.

So you can gloat. Are you really surprised that I creamed you in court? I had an open and shut case against your brother. You knew that going in. Well, I was hoping that I could get a lighter sentence. After what he did to Paulina Price and her daughter? Giving Merrick Harver a head injury? There was no way.

Sit down.

Not gonna drink that. You have to let this go, Sloan. No, it’s not that. It’s just Then what is it?

I’m pregnant. Hey. Hey.

Tell me the rumors aren’t true. About me threatening Kristen with a gun? Yeah, it’s true. Brady, how could you be so unbelievably stupid? I

think Salem, of all places, would at least have one halfway decent criminal lawyer. It does. You’re not what I had in mind, Belle. Yeah, we need to talk. No, I need to talk to Harold about this open door policy in this house. I told him it was important concerning the father of your child. What about him?

You’re not actually going to let Brady go to prison, are you? Why not? What has he ever done for me?

I know. It wasn’t the wisest thing to do. Threaten Kristen with a gun, but Eric… Look, it was reckless, it was wrong, but I was desperate, okay? I needed Kristen to tell me where she stashed my kid. I get that, but you played right into her hands. I know, I know. It’s a bad situation. No, you only gave her ammunition.

To go after you.

Hey. I get it. I get why you did it. I’m worried about your kid. You were terrified that you might not ever see her again. And I… I understand that more now than ever. Why more than ever? Because I just found out that I’m going to be a father.

It’s good to see you again, Miss Walker. Thank you so much for taking the time because I know I’m But you are in demand, and now you finally get to meet the baby’s father, E. J. DiMera. Ingrid Sorensen. It’s nice to finally meet you in person. I’m sorry that I… Missed the first appointment and I was unavoidably detained.

No problem. You’re here now. I’m very glad to be, especially since Nicole has informed me how optimistic you are that she can carry this baby to term. I am, yes. And now that the pregnancy is more advanced, I can give you both a more clear view of the baby’s health and development. And, of course, we can also learn the baby’s sex.

Oh, well we decided to say no to that. We, we want to be surprised. And we’d be delighted with either a son or daughter. We just want the baby to be healthy. So, um, I’ll let you get on with your… Actually, Mr. DiMera, I’d like to start by examining you.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

So you’re going to be a father. Since when? Can you congratulate me before you start the Inquisition? Sure, congrats, but I’m, uh, I thought Nicole’s baby turned out to be EJ’s. True. Nicole’s baby’s not mine. But Sloan’s

is. So, you’re pregnant. You seem surprised. I suppose I am. I had you down as the ultimate career woman. And I was. Then, I met Eric Brady. So this is his child. Right. Are you going to keep it? Why would I not? Well, you and Eric haven’t been together that long and this couldn’t have been a planned baby.

Actually, it was. Oh, are you surprised? Surprise because we’re not married? No, of course not. And who am I to judge? Well, we’re both very happy. Eric’s wanted to be a father for a long time and it was just recently he thought he was the father of Nicole’s baby. But he isn’t. Nope, no he isn’t. BJ is the father of Nicole’s baby.

So let me guess, um, you got pregnant. To give Eric the baby that he didn’t have with Nicole.

I am not doing this just to make Eric happy. Having someone’s baby is a pretty serious favor. It’s nice of you to offer. I’m not being nice. I want this baby. Very bad. Both my parents are dead and Colin’s going away to prison. I just looked around and kind of had an a ha moment and realized I don’t have any family around.

So I decided to create one of my own. Okay. Well, congratulations. Thanks. I guess. No, I’m being sincere. Uh huh. No, you’re taking certain risks to get what you want, and I, I admire that. I actually wish I could do the same thing for myself. You want a baby. No, I haven’t that, that far ahead, but I just know that I’m alone, and I don’t care for it very much.

Mm. I used to have a family, too. Your idea of creating a new one, it has a certain appeal. So go for it. Well, I can’t do it alone. And you’re not seeing anyone? Uh, actually, I just started dating again. I had my first date last night. With Lee Shin. Oh, boy. How’d it go? Giant disaster. Tell me, what happened?

Started out alright. And then, um… Well, he caught me. Taught you. Doing what?

Melinda Trask tried to trick you into a confession? While she was recording us, yeah. Did her damnedest to try to get me to admit that I was behind the plot to kill Stefan DiMera. Isn’t that my contractment? It would have been, if I’d done anything wrong. I’m completely innocent. As you know. Wow, you were right about that being a bad date.

Yeah. The odd part is that, before I figured out what she was up to, I mean, we were actually hitting it off. Bonding over the, the food and the wine, our shared issues with Stefan and Gabby. Sounds like you have a fair amount in common, then. Yeah, um, I suppose so. So maybe you should give her another chance.

So, you and Sloane are having a baby together. Congratulations, man. Thank you. I’m really excited about it. You know, actually, I’m more excited than I thought I would be. Yeah, yeah, I’m sure you are. I just, I just hope that, um… You hope what? Don’t. No, no, no. Don’t listen to me. No, I’m in a bad place. I don’t say what you’re gonna say.

Come on. Right. All right. I hope that you are seeing Sloan for who she is, and I hope that you aren’t disappointed when it all goes wrong. So, I, I, Sloane is nothing like Kristen and Brady. Bad things happened to her and she lost her way, but she’s a good person. Okay. Then, then I am, I am happy that you two are going to be raising this child together.

Thank you. That’s great. Because I’m going to be leaning on you for advice. You’re going to lean on me for advice? Yeah. I don’t think my advice would be that helpful. I mean, I’m the guy that just threatened Kristen with a gun, you know? I’m the guy that just threatened to kill her. Yeah, it was just a threat, right?

I mean, come on, you were desperate to find out what she did with Rachel. You want to know the worst part? Rachel heard me say it. Oh, no. Oh, yeah. Were you able to convince Rachel that you didn’t really mean it? Obviously not, because Rachel was the one that called the cops. No, Rachel. Yeah, no, I’m looking at, uh, Attempted murder charges, man.

Oh, my God. Hey. Hey, you gotta get through to her. Can you convince her to retract her statement? That statement must be the only thing the police know. Eric, Eric, she, she, she, she told the police that she heard me threaten to kill Kristen. Yeah, and you can say you didn’t really mean it. What, what, what would she do?

Is she, am I supposed to have her go to the police and say she was lying when she actually wasn’t? What kind of father would, would, would make his kid do that? Father? What kind of father are you in prison? Eric, even if I ask her to change the statement, I’m really not sure that she would do it. She’s under Kristen’s control that much?

Seems so, yeah. Maybe she called the police on you. I know she had no idea what she was setting into motion and how they’re basing her statement by arresting you? Come on! It’s not just her statement, Eric. It’s also the fact that Kristen backed it up. Of course she did.

Okay, so what to do? Belle’s talking to Kristen right now. And I’m hoping to God she gets through to her. I’ll give you one thing. You got guts. But I asked you last night to salvage Brady and my… shared custody agreement, and you turned me down flat. And now you want me to help you get him out of this? Okay, I was angry on Brady’s behalf when I turned you down.

Okay, well, guess what? I’m angry on my behalf because I thought Brady and I had a deal. And then he pulled a gun on me. Brady was out of his mind with worry about Rachel when he turned you down. And you know what? You would have done the same thing if the tables were turned. You know what? Probably, Belle.

Probably. But it wasn’t me. It was him. So tell me this, Kristen. What exactly do you get by sending Brady to prison?

You want to examine me? In a manner of speaking. I’m just trying to get a full picture of your child’s health, which means we have to consider several factors. Ah, yes, I understand. Of course, of course, whatever you need. Which probably doesn’t involve jumping up in the stirrups, right doc? No, it doesn’t. I just need a sample of your DNA, Mr.


So you think Brady might actually be prosecuted? Attempted murder might not be a serious charge in DiMera land, but it is to the law. Come on, Kristen. You don’t really believe that Brady would have pulled that trigger on you. I don’t. Well, he wasn’t holding a gun against your ribs, Belle. Okay, what Brady did was reckless, and it was wrong.

And you pushed him to it. Oh my god, you gotta be kidding me. I did not kidnap Rachel. Yeah, you keep saying that. But there is blame here on both sides. So tell me, Kristen, what matters most to you? Having the upper hand with Brady? Or actually doing what’s in your own child’s best interest? Because that would be having both parents a part of her life.

Right? Mm hmm. So, what do you want me to do, Belle? Why don’t you just come out and say it? I want you to recant your statement to Detective Hunter, and not send the father of your child to prison.

Listen, I didn’t realize how bad things had gotten between you and Kristen. I just, I wish there was some way I could help. Look, man, I got myself into this. In more ways than one, so I’m gonna have to find a way to get my ass out of it. Yeah, well, listen, if you can think of anything that I can do, all you have to do is ask.

I appreciate that. Listen, um… I gotta, gotta get going. Sloane’s got her first appointment with her obstetrician and I don’t want to be there for her, okay? I get it. I get it. Hey, uh, how’s, how’s Sloane with all this? In what way? You know, I know you’re happy about the pregnancy, but honestly, she doesn’t really seem to be the kind of, you know, settling down type.

Yeah, I don’t think so either. But the pregnancy was planned. It was Sloane’s idea. Really? Yeah. Well, she saw how disappointed I was when we found out that Nicole’s baby wasn’t mine, and she knows how much I wanted to be a father. I mean, she wants kids, too. Especially after losing both of her parents and, you know, her brother.

Going to prison. So, she was kind of motivated to get pregnant. Initially, anyway, because of me. Wow, it’s actually pretty selfless of her. Yeah, she must, uh, obviously love you or something. Well, I love her too. So while you were on a date with this guy, you tried to record him confessing that he wants Stefan to be our dad?

Yep. Wow, and I thought I was ballsy. Well, it’s not something that I planned to do. I didn’t even know Lee was the man I was meeting until he showed up here. I’m sorry, I don’t follow. Uh, we were set up by a matchmaker and he and I were actually getting along in spite of the fact that I tried to send him to prison.

Wow, and that wasn’t, I don’t know, like an obstacle? No, it was when we first realized we were each other’s date. But, you know, we had so much in common and I found myself opening up to him and I was having fun. And I think he was too. And I think there was chemistry between us. And then I… And then you saw an opportunity to get a confession and jumped on it.

Yeah. And he caught on. Really quickly. And he ran out of here. I should have known trying to trap him was going to blow up in my face.

So if you were having fun and there was chemistry between the two of you guys, I mean, why’d you do it?

I’m sorry, did you just say I should give Melinda another chance? Okay, look, she shouldn’t have recorded you. Okay, that was obviously not a cool move. But, maybe she was just making an impulsive decision. You know, one that she regrets. And she’s been through a lot in the last few years. Been through what?

How do you know?

She had a daughter who was a nurse at the hospital. She had died in a freak accident. My God, that’s so sad. Yeah. And her name was Haley. She was a good friend of mine. She was, uh, She was smart, kind, and hopeful. But, she got her life cut short in a horrible way.

Losing a child must be the worst pain in the world. But that doesn’t change how I feel about last night. If I never see Melinda Trask again, it’ll be too soon.

You want my DNA? It’s nothing invasive, as I said. A simple cheek swab, that’s all. Um, but we already… We already did the paternity testing, so what more do you need to know? Uh, it says here that the hospital has DNA test results from Eric Brady, but nothing from Mr. DiMera. Why is that?

There is something that I didn’t tell you. Dr. Sorensen, when I found out I was pregnant, I was 99% sure that EJ was the father. But there was a slight chance that it could have been Eric Brady. I see. But once we ruled out that chance, we knew that… EJ was the father, obviously. Right, but I’d still like a DNA analysis on him.

Uh, why would you need that? I’d be looking for things like genetic markers for inherited diseases that you don’t have but could pass on to a child of yours. It would help me to know if an intervention would be necessary while the baby’s in utero. Now the goal of our appointment today is to ensure you…

Have a healthy baby. Well, we can’t argue with that, can we?

Yeah, I was taken aback when someone said she wanted to have our baby. Which goes to show you, people can change. They definitely can. Well, maybe Kristen will surprise you. I doubt that. But, I am happy for you. I know how long you have wanted this. And judging from the way your nieces and nephews feel about you, I think you are going to be one hell of a good dad.

Thanks. Tell me how things go with Belle and Kristen. I will. I meant what I said. I’ll do anything I can to help you. Thanks, man. But unfortunately… I think the only person that can help me is Kristen. I’m not sure changing my statement is the silver bullet you think it is. You see, Brady admitted that he wanted to kill me.

And Rachel heard him. Brady didn’t know if his daughter was alive or dead. He was at his wit’s end. And that’s what you’re gonna tell the jury? Yeah, it is. Because without corroborating testimony, Trask is gonna have a really hard time making that charge stick.

So what exactly do I get if I keep Brady out of jail? What do you get? Yeah. Are you talking about a deal? Well, he reneged on our shared custody agreement. I’ll change my statement if you get him to sign on the dotted line. Those are my terms. Well, if you do that, I’ll make sure Brady signs. Well, it’s gonna be hard, cause, uh, he tore it up.

Oh, I’m pretty sure I can get a fresh copy.

Great. And you really think that he’s going to sign? I think Brady’s gonna be very appreciative of what you’re doing for him, so yes, I think he’ll be more than willing to agree to the terms.

I don’t know what made me decide to record Lee. Instinct, maybe? I smelled blood and I just, I went for it. Yeah, I’ve been there a time or two. There’s just this part of me that just always needs to win, no matter what. And in this case, it overpowered my want to have a real human connection. I have to admit that when Lee stormed out of here, I was eating that lukewarm salmon alone.

I felt sad.

Look. I know Lee Shin might not be the most morally upstanding person. But, he sure is handsome. And he’s really rich. And as you saw last night, he can be pretty shrewd when he needs to be. What are you getting at? Look, I know that I don’t know you all that well, but… It’s occurring to me that he might be your perfect match.

Worth eating a little crow over? After last night, I don’t think eating any amount of crow would do it. I’m pretty sure he never wants to see me again. Okay. If you say so. I do. I went back to the matchmaker and she set me up with someone else. Ah! For when? Tonight. Matter of fact, uh, he’s meeting me here.

I’m really sorry. Your date didn’t work out. I know how much you want a fresh start after everything that happened with Kathy. I do. But I’m not giving up. Matchmaker’s already, uh, set up someone else for me to meet. Really? When? Oh, man. We should be there now. I’m sure you’ll be sad to see me go. Try to find some way to fill the empty hours, you two.

Good luck tonight. I hope this lady, uh, works out better. Well, as long as she doesn’t try to convict me of a felony. It’ll be a definite improvement

Okay, then I will have this sent to the lab, okay, and We’ll know the results soon in a couple of days most likely and now I’d like to do an ultrasound to get a look at your baby Oh, that’s, uh, that sounds wonderful. Be right back. Okay.

Oh my goodness. Are you excited? Very, very, very, very.

So, okay. You’re meeting this guy with a full martini under your belt. I can handle my alcohol. Yeah, no, me too. Me too. You know, once upon a time, I can’t now, but that’s okay. Just gotta take care of the bun in the oven. Speaking of, I have my first prenatal appointment today. Oh, well, I hope it goes well. I think it will.

I feel, I feel good. And Eric’s gonna be there too, so. Hmm. You know, this was, this was nice, talking with you. I think we should do it again sometime. Yeah, sure. I’d… I’d like that.

Give my regards to Eric. You know, I haven’t always seen eye to eye, but I know he’s a good man and I think he’ll be a great father. I agree. I think, I think so too. He’s very happy about the baby. Nice seeing you. I’ll, um, I’ll see you soon. Yeah.

Pasta primavera. From the other night. Two minutes in the microwave. Well, I really liked it the first time you made it, so. Thank you. Careful, it might be too hot.

No, perfect. Could it be hotter? Tripp, I just said it’s perfect. Okay, okay, I just wanted to make sure.

Hey, I was really sorry to hear about your friend Haley. Thanks. It was a total shock when she died like that. Are you guys really close? Yeah, you could say that. Um, actually… We’re married. Okay,

so how’d it go? Good news or bad news? Well, I hope you think it’s good news. What does that mean? Okay, I can make this whole thing go away and you won’t go to prison. What’s the catch? Kristen will change her statement if you agree to a shared custody arrangement.

So either I go to jail or I have to share custody with the maniac. Brady, you pointed a loaded gun at her and told her you were going to kill her and your daughter heard you say it. So you’re just not going to get everything you want. Alright, alright, alright, you… You’re right. So, if you sign this right now, Kristen will recant her statement.

Did he sign it? What is this? I’m sorry, did you two come here together? What difference does that make? Belle, if I sign this, there’s no guarantee that she’ll talk to the cops. Brady. No, no, listen, I’m not signing anything. Until she upholds her end of this crap bargain that you made.

Have fun in Statesville, Kristen. If I go, I’ll just grant custody of Rachel to John and Marlena, which would be within his rights. Fine. Fine.

What do you want, Kristen? D. A. Trask. Always a pleasure. I asked you what you want. I’ve been thinking about that statement I gave. It was pretty rattled in the moment, and I’m sure you understand considering the circumstances. But I feel like I over, I overstated things. What things? The point is, I would like to retract my statement.

I will not press charges against Brady. I still have your daughter’s statement. I’m sure once I explain to Rachel, she’ll feel as I do. So you were just wasting my time? I am so glad we understand each other. Your turn.

Okay. Okay. For a minute there, I you. Well, I was pretty surprised. I mean, you never told me you’ve been married before. It was just a way they could get a green card. Oh. Yeah, yeah, but immigration and naturalization, they don’t want Americans to be used by foreigners. You know, a way just to get into the country.

So we had to make it look like true love. And when we were doing that, uh, I kind of fell for her.

No wonder it was so awful when you lost her. Yeah, I definitely never forget her, that’s for sure. You know, but I tell myself that she’s at peace. And I know that she’d want me to be happy. And I am happy. I really am.

Well, thank you for the pasta. But now I have to get back to the office. Well, if you’re still awake when I get off duty, you wanna watch a movie or something?

It’s a date?

I hope Lee’s date works out well this time. He needs to find someone new. Yes. Too bad he wouldn’t even consider giving Hayley’s mom another chance.

I’m where you told me to be and this guy still has not shown up. Okay, okay. Just tell me again what I’m supposed to be looking for. Blue blazer. Got it.

It couldn’t be him. Not again. Could it?

Eric. Hi. Hi. How are you? I’m fine. I, uh, just had an appointment with the specialist. EJ was here too. Are you okay? She did a sonogram. And she said everything looks great but she wants to be extra careful, so she’s making EJ have DNA testing so she can be absolutely sure. It sounds like EJ found the right doctor.

He did. So what are you doing here? I have a doctor’s appointment. Oh, are you okay? He’s great. So am I. I’m pregnant.

Thank you again for coming back to Salem on such short notice. I had to put up with having a gourmet lunch served to me on your private jet. Poor me. Does that mean you could do me another favor? Depends what it is. It’s just Nicole. Who doesn’t want to know the sex of the baby, but frankly, I do. Now, I know this sounds frivolous, but when the time comes for us to decorate the nursery, it’d be nice to know if we’re going to be doing it with pinks or blues, you know?

How about yellow or green? We could do that. But still, I don’t suppose you could discreetly let me know when you know, boy or girl? I’m sorry, but Nicole is my patient. I can’t give out any information without her permission. Okay, then. You can’t blame the bloke for trying, though. And anyway, all that really matters is that I’m going to be the father of a healthy baby.

Back to the Days Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF


Interview with Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting

TV Interview!


Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting, creators of "Teenage Euthanasia" on Adult Swim

Interview with Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting, creators of “Teenage Euthanasia” on Adult Swim by Suzanne 7/18/23

I enjoyed speaking with these two women. They’re very funny and talented. If you like funny animated cartoons, check out their show. It starts today!



Teenage Euthanasia Season 2 key art

About Teenage Euthanasia:

Adult Swim returns to the Tender Endings Funeral Home when season two of the adult animated comedy Teenage Euthanasia debuts Wednesday, July 26 at Midnight ET/PT and streams the next day on Max. Set in near-future inland Florida, this series follows the latest undead adventures of the Fantasy family voiced by Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite), Emmy® Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers), Jo Firestone (Joe Pera Talks With You) and Emmy® Award-winner Tim Robinson (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson).

Returning with ten all-new episodes, the second season of Teenage Euthanasia features a massive lineup of guest voices including:

  • Ann Dowd (Garden State, The Manchurian Candidate)
  • Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live)
  • H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers)
  • J. Smith Cameron (Succession)
  • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
  • Jinkx Monsoon (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
  • Joe Pera (Joe Pera Talks With You)
  • Kieran Culkin (Succession)
  • Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, Orange is the New Black)
  • Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill)
  • Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Office Hours, Killing It)
  • Ziwe Fumudoh (Ziwe)
  • and more.

Teenage Euthanasia centers on the Fantasy Family: Grandma Baba, her adult children Uncle Pete and Trophy, and Trophy’s teenage daughter, Euthanasia (“Annie”), a name accidentally given to her during the time of Trophy’s own unbearable suffering. The half-hour animated series is co-created by Nutting, a novelist and screenwriter/showrunner (Made for Love), and Emmy® Award-nominated producer Levy (The Shivering Truth, Xavier Renegade Angel). Teenage Euthanasia is produced by PFFR and animated by Atomic Cartoons. Executive producers include creators Nutting and Levy as well as Lisa M. Thomas, Vernon Chatman, and John Lee, with Scott Adsit as co-executive producer and Jo Firestone as producer.

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

Back to the Primetime Articles and Interviews Page


"Teenage Euthanasia" Season 2 key art


Days Update Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Days of Our Lives Update

Days of Our Lives logo

Update written by Joseph

Melinda calls the matchmaker and complains about the guy still not showing up. She’s instructed to look for a man in a blue blazer as she hangs up. Li then arrives and Melinda says it couldn’t be him again. Melinda greets Li and says they meet again. Li calls it an unpleasant deja vu. Melinda asks if Li asked the matchmaker to try again and reveals that she did the same thing. Melinda informs Li that she is his date for the night.

Nicole congratulates Sloan, who says they are really happy. EJ then joins Nicole and they kiss. EJ asks if something is wrong. Sloan says not at all. EJ asks what they are doing there and if someone is sick. Sloan responds that they couldn’t be better. EJ asks Nicole to tell him what’s going on. Nicole then informs him that Sloan just told her that she’s having a baby. Sloan adds in that it is Eric’s baby.

Chad comes home to Stephanie after going for a run. Stephanie notes that he worked up quite a sweat. Chad reminds her that the kids are at Doug and Julie’s tonight. Stephanie mentions that they called while he was out and are having a wonderful time. Stephanie suggests Chad go shower while she figures out what’s for dinner. After Chad heads to the shower, Alex shows up at the door without a shirt on and asks if it’s a bad time. Stephanie tells him that it is a bad time and asks if he ever wears clothes.

Gwen and Dimitri are in her room at the Salem Inn as she finishes a call about wedding preparations. Gwen can’t believe they are getting married tomorrow and they will be husband and wife in 24 hours. Dimitri says they will live happily ever after. Gwen suggests they put the wedding night before the wedding. Gwen starts to kiss Dimitri but he stops and says he can’t do this. Gwen questions what he just said. Dimitri responds that he doesn’t think this is a good idea which Gwen questions. Gwen tells him to be more specific and asks if he means hitting the sack or getting married. Gwen complains that he was shoving her away and tells him to tell her now if something is wrong. Dimitri thinks back to having sex with Leo. Dimitri apologizes to Gwen and says there’s just so much more to do before the wedding. Gwen asks why he came over then. Dimitri claims that he wanted to see if there was anything she needed. Dimitri thinks they are just nervous about the big day and decides he’s going to go run a few errands and then they can continue this conversation when they have both settled down. Dimitri asks if they can not fight on the night before their wedding as he then exits the room, leaving Gwen wondering what the hell just happened.

Sloan says they just found out they are pregnant. EJ says that’s great and he’s happy for them as he congratulates them. EJ jokes that the four of them could Lamaze together. EJ acknowledges that it must mean the world to Eric that he’s going to be a father after all.

Stephanie asks Alex what the hell. Alex claims it’s not what it looks like and that he meant what he said about moving on. Stephanie argues that him showing up shirtless is more of the same. Alex explains that he came to ask which of his two shirts that he should wear. Stephanie suggests he flip a coin and calls this pathetic. Alex explains that he has a date tonight and needs to know what shirt to wear. Chad comes out from the shower and asks if he’s kidding. Alex says he’s not and brings up that at the Kiriakis Mansion, he used to ask Maggie or Sonny which shirt to wear. Chad mocks that as being why Maggie questioned his leadership abilities. Alex suggests Chad tell him which one to wear and then he’ll leave. Chad picks a shirt and then shuts the door on Alex.

Li questions Melinda going back to the same matchmaker. Melinda says she believes in second chances. Li disagrees and argues that she believes in arresting people and throwing away the key. Melinda remarks that it’s different than trying to kill your ex-wife’s fiancée. Li insists that he did not do that and complains that she never lets things go. Melinda brings up Li’s brainwashing then states that this is not how she wanted this night to go. A woman named Connie then approaches and reveals that she is Li’s actual date.

EJ apologizes if he seemed flipped before and assures that he and Nicole are both very happy for Eric and Sloan. Sloan asks if both of them are which Nicole says of course. EJ adds that they know how much Eric wanted to be a father. Sloan adds that he will be a great father. EJ jokes about Nicole and Sloan being pregnant at the same time meaning they’ll be going to the same little league games, then apologizes when no one else finds it funny. Sloan thinks they should get going to their appointment so she and Eric walk off. Nicole comments on EJ really laying it on as she then walks away.

Li apologizes to Connie if he seemed abrupt as there’s been confusion over who he was meeting tonight. Connie compliments Melinda’s red dress and apologizes for being late as the circus was in town and caused traffic. Connie then tells Li that she came for a date so she asks him to get rid of his friend. Li and Connie then go to get a table. Melinda wonders what the hell is going on here and who her date is if it’s not Li. Alex then arrives and Melinda smiles.

Chad complains about Alex until Stephanie points out that they have a night alone, so she wonders if she can make him think of anything else. She asks if there’s anything he might find more interesting than talking about Alex. Stephanie thinks they can come up with something in the shower. They start to head to the shower but Dimitri shows up at the door and asks if it’s a bad time.

Leo goes home to he and Gwen’s room. Leo complains about having nothing for his gossip column tomorrow. Leo notes that Gwen is distracted and asks her what’s wrong. Gwen cries that she’s worried there’s not going to be a wedding at all tomorrow.

Connie and Li’s date begins with her telling him about her being gluten free.

Alex and Melinda begin their date. Melinda comments on being surprised that Alex would use a matchmaker because she’s heard he has no problem finding women. Alex guesses that’s true but jokes that he’s looking for a woman who is out of his league.

Connie goes on to Li about her history and how she’s lived in Salem for her entire life, then asks about him. Li responds that he grew up in Hong Kong and he came to the United States for school. Connie comments on Li seeming interested in Melinda’s table which he tries to deny. Connie says she gets it as she would peeved at Melinda too since she almost sent him up the river for trying to have his ex-wife’s fiancée taken out.

Leo thinks Gwen is overreacting. Gwen remarks that he’s not the one that Dimitri just refused to have sex with and said he had to run errands. Gwen complains that she touched Dimitri and he pulled away. Gwen asks why he wouldn’t want to have sex with the woman that he supposedly love.

Chad tells Dimitri that any time he sees him is a bad time. Dimitri recognizes that Chad has his reservations about him but asks for a minute as he has something very important to tell him. Chad gives him one minute. Dimitri wants to personally invite him to his wedding tomorrow and says that he and Gwen would be honored if he would attend.

EJ and Nicole go home to the DiMera Mansion. EJ asks if she wants to talk about it. Nicole complains that she can’t stand Sloan and he can’t stand Eric. EJ argues that he was trying to be polite. Nicole feels he went straight past polite and was gushing which EJ denies. Nicole comments on his stupid jokes. EJ says he was trying to lighten the mood. Nicole says she’s going to bed. EJ thinks Nicole isn’t upset that he was nice to Sloan, his jokes, or that Sloan is having a baby but she’s upset that Sloan is having Eric’s baby.

Sloan comments to Eric that at least EJ seemed happy for them and that he tried, unlike Nicole. Eric argues that Nicole did congratulate them but Sloan feels it wasn’t sincere. Eric brings up that they are waiting for a pre-natal exam and they are having a baby which they are both thrilled about, so they should concentrate on that. Sloan agrees that the most important thing is their baby. Eric then brings up how Nicole was telling him that she and EJ are having genetic testing done for the baby which worries Sloan.

EJ tells Nicole that he doesn’t want them to fight, but he does want them to do things differently this time. EJ says they need to be really honest with each other. EJ understands that Nicole is upset that Sloan is having Eric’s baby, but they need to talk about it. Nicole admits that she is upset, but says it’s not what he thinks it is. Nicole thinks that EJ thinks she is still hung up on Eric and that she can’t stand the thought of him having a baby with another woman but says that’s not true. Nicole tells EJ that she loves him and not Eric. Nicole says she’s so thrilled to be having this baby with him. Nicole states that it’s not Eric or their baby, it’s just Sloan and something about her pregnancy seems off.

Sloan asks why EJ and Nicole would need genetic testing done. Eric explains that Nicole has suffered miscarriages in the past, so it makes sense that she’d want to know as much about the baby as possible. Sloan asks if it’s safe for the baby. Eric informs her that it doesn’t involve the baby and that the doctor is just taking a swab from EJ to test the DNA and see what the baby could be dealing with in the future. Eric talks about the medical advancements in technology being incredible.

Alex tells Melinda that he decided he was done with constant hookups and meaningless sex, then got himself therapy to find out why he was having trouble with commitment. Melinda compliments him and says he gives her hope for his gender. Melinda asks what brought this about for him. Alex explains that he royally screwed things up with the woman that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

Stephanie questions Dimitri and Gwen really getting married. Dimitri confirms they are and they would love for them to be there. Chad jokes that they wouldn’t miss that for the world and that they think they are a match made in Heaven. Chad brings up Dimitri holding a gun on Kate and how Gwen terrorized his family, so he says they are absolutely perfect for each other. Chad hopes they are going to Hell for their honeymoon. Dimitri hoped this would be a fresh start for all of them. Dimitri points out that Stephanie and Gwen are family just like he and Chad are. Stephanie responds that Abigail was her family too and she will never forget what Gwen did to her. Chad tells Dimitri that his minute is up and shuts the door. Stephanie jokes that he’s getting really good at that.

Alex tells Melinda how amazing therapy is and sometimes he worries about figuring out too much about himself.

Li assures Connie that he had nothing to do with any plot to kill Stefan DiMera. Connie calls that a shame because she has a thing for bad boys.

Leo assures Gwen that Dimitri is just running errands. Gwen questions Leo becoming so trusting. Leo says he just hates seeing Gwen sad and rejected but points out that it’s not too late to call off the wedding. Gwen questions if he thinks she should. Leo thinks back to being in bed with Dimitri. Leo then tells Gwen that he doesn’t think she should call off the wedding and that this is just pre-wedding jitters. Gwen asks if he’s sure about Dimitri. Leo responds that he’s positive. Gwen decides that she will just get over herself and pretend tonight never happened. Gwen thanks Leo for always setting her straight and calls him her best friend in the entire world as she hugs him.

Li questions Connie hoping that he did try to kill his former wife’s lover. Connie responds that she’s addicted to true crime podcasts and she’s always rooting for the bad guy. Connie says nothing got her going more than reading about how Li and Megan tried to brainwash Harris to take Stefan out. Connie suggests they go somewhere private to hear all about it.

Alex explains to Melinda what happened between he and Stephanie and says he sees now that it was his fear of abandonment that made him try to control the situation and control Stephanie. Alex adds that it blew up in his face and now she’s living across the hall with Chad while he’s trying to be grateful to be friends and move in to a more respectful relationship with someone like Melinda. Melinda responds that she’s afraid that’s never going to happen. Alex questions that as he thought they were getting along. Melinda says they were but this is never going to happen. Alex asks why not. Melinda responds that Alex talks too much, he keeps taking his glasses on and off which is annoying, and she declares that he is still in love with Stephanie.

Chad comes out of the shower and jokes about nobody else knocking at the door. Stephanie points out that with all the interruptions, she never got around to making dinner and asks if they can go out instead which Chad calls a great idea. Chad talks about it not making sense why Dimitri would even want them at the wedding. Chad remarks that snakes don’t get married, so he feels there is something very off about them.

Dimitri returns to the Salem Inn where Leo answers the door. Dimitri says he didn’t realize Leo would be there and asks if Gwen is around. Gwen then comes out from the bathroom and says she was just about to call him. Gwen says she got all worked up over him going to run errands that she forgot that she had to run one herself about the Spectator. Gwen apologizes for how she behaved earlier. Gwen states that he can thank Leo for talking her down from the ledge. Gwen tells them to play nice as she then exits. Dimitri says that sounds like a good idea and begins kissing Leo.

Nicole agrees with EJ that this time they do need to be honest with each other. Nicole assures EJ that she loves him and she is over Eric, but she will always care about Eric and his happiness. EJ knows he can’t expect her not to. Nicole then brings up Sloan getting her hooks in to Eric right after Jada aborted his baby and he thought Marlena was dead. Nicole complains that Eric is a fundamentally good guy and now he’s having a baby with a tarantula. EJ jokingly asks if she doesn’t like Sloan. Nicole responds that she just thought Eric would wake up one day and see Sloan for who she really is, but now he’s going to be tied to her forever. Nicole feels that is why Sloan got pregnant.

Eric tells Sloan that he will go see what’s keeping the doctor and exits the room. Sloan complains that this cannot be happening and worries that if they check EJ’s DNA and it doesn’t match the baby, it could prove it’s not EJ’s baby and it’s Eric’s.

After Alex and Connie leave the bar, Li goes back over to Melinda’s table where she asks him how his date was. Li admits it was God awful and asks about her date. Melinda jokes that she can tell him any detail about Alex’s inner journey. Li comments on Melinda ordering their favorite. Melinda says she thought she’d be sharing with Alex but he wouldn’t stop talking and rambling about his ex. Melinda adds that it would be a shame to waste it and asks Li to let her atone for their date the other night by sharing the wine. Li agrees to do so and sits with her.

Chad and Stephanie exit their apartment as Alex is coming home. Stephanie questions him being back so soon. Alex responds that he and his date didn’t hit it off. Chad calls that unfortunate and says they were just leaving. Stephanie asks what Alex is going to do with the rest of his evening then. Alex says he’ll probably just order a pizza and talks about listening to a podcast about vulnerability. Alex then asks them if they think it’s annoying that he takes his glasses on and off. Chad suggests if he doesn’t need them, he should just get rid of them. Alex then asks what they are doing. Chad responds that they are going to the Pub. After some silence, Chad reluctantly asks if he wants to come. Alex says he doesn’t want to intrude, but then says clam chowder would be great and agrees to go with them. Stephanie kisses Chad on the cheek and then they walk on.

Nicole tells EJ that there is one more thing she wants to say as they sit together. Nicole knows there’s nothing she can do about how Eric lives his life, but she loves the life she lives now and she needs to focus on EJ and their baby. EJ says that sounds mature. Nicole jokes that it must be the hormones. EJ says it makes her even more beautiful as they kiss.

Eric returns to Sloan and tells her that the doctor will be right in. She thanks him for checking. Eric says he didn’t mean to upset her about having genetic testing done. Sloan assures that she wants to do anything that ensures their baby is healthy. Sloan claims she was just worried about Nicole as even though they don’t get along, she and EJ seem really happy about the baby so she just doesn’t want them to have any bad news. Eric kisses Sloan and hugs her.

Gwen exits the Salem Inn but then realizes that she forgot her phone.

Dimitri and Leo kiss until Leo stops and argues that Gwen is his best friend and she was a wreck when he got home. Leo brings up how it makes him feel when Gwen talks about feeling like Dimitri doesn’t love her. Dimitri tells Leo to calm down and assures that Gwen will not get hurt, but she will get very rich, so this can still work out for all three of them. Dimitri declares that what Gwen doesn’t know can’t hurt her. Dimitri suggests they stop talking about Gwen as he and Leo then continue kissing.

Back to the Main Days of Our Lives Page

Back to the Main Daytime Updates Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

Days Short Recap Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

Days of Our Lives logo

Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Eric talked to Brady about what happened with Kristen. Brady confirmed that it was true. He told Eric everything that happened. He said Rachel called the police. Brady told him that he was going to be charged with attempted murder. Eric told him that he had to find a way to get the charges dropped. Belle went to the DiMera mansion to talk to Kristen. She wanted her to drop the charges against Brady. Kristen wanted shared custody of Rachel in exchange for dropping the charges. Belle was sure that Brady would agree to it. Eric talked to Brady about Sloan being pregnant and his feelings for her. Brady congratulated him even though he wasn’t sure about Sloan. Later showed up and told him about the deal Kristen offered. He wasn’t happy about it, but Belle told him that he didn’t have a choice if he wanted the charges dropped. Kristen arrived and Brady wanted the charges dropped before he signed the papers. Kristen called Trask and recanted her statement. She wanted Brady to hold up his end of the bargain.

EJ and Nicole went to the specialist. She wanted EJ to get genetic testing to isolate any problems the baby might have. He agreed to have the test done. He allowed the cheek swab. The doctor did an ultrasound to check the baby. After the ultrasound, EJ wanted to know the sex of the baby. The doctor told him that she couldn’t do that without Nicole’s permission. While EJ talked to the doctor, Nicole ran into Eric. He let her know that he had an appointment. She wanted to know if he was okay. Sloan approached them and happily told her the good news. She told Nicole that she was pregnant, and they had an appointment with the doctor.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

Days Short Recap Monday, July 24, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

Days of Our Lives logo

Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Chad went to see Theo to tell him goodbye. Theo lets him know that he can’t leave with Lani missing. Chad assured him that Lani would be found. Chad tells Theo that he’s there for him. Chad talked to him about moving in with Stephanie. Theo noticed that he didn’t seem happy. He told him about what’s going on with Alex and Stephanie. Eli went to Paulina’s place and they talked about Lani being missing. Rafe checked Lani’s pulse and said it was weak. Rafe and Jada found a syringe by her. Sam Gerard (the Marshall) wanted to know if she had a history with drugs. Rafe insisted that she didn’t have a problem with drugs. They rushed her to the hospital. Eli called Rafe for an update just as they got to the hospital. Rafe let him know where they were and told him to get there quickly. Marlena tried to call Whitley, but she got her voicemail. Marlena hung up the phone and got a call from John. He told her what Jerry told him and Steve. Whitley told Abe they would be together forever. She brought out the space heater that killed her husband. She talked to him as if he was her husband.

Marlena told Kayla what John told her. Kayla got a call to the ER about a patient that might have overdosed. Marlena decided to go to Whitley herself. Whitley talked to Abe about her late husband. She felt guilty for setting up the space heater for him. She said they would always be together. She sat beside Abe as the gas leaked out of the space heater. Jada gave Kayla the syringe so she could figure out what Lani was given. Kayla was able to find the antidote to save Lani. She let Rafe and Jada know that Abe was alive and with Whitley. Marlena went to Whitley’s house and found her next to Abe. Whitley was confused when she saw Marlena. She thought she was from her soap opera. Marlena tried to reason with her, but she wouldn’t let her help them. Kayla called Theo to come to the hospital. Paulina and Eli arrived at the hospital and sat by Lani’s side. She woke up and told them about Whitley and Abe. They weren’t sure if she was hallucinating. Kayla backed up her story. Paulina was happy that Abe was alive. Whitley threatened to hurt Marlena with an umbrella when she tried to turn off the space heater. She tried to help Whitley when Rafe and Jada came through the door. Kayla told Paulina everything she knew. Paulina wanted to go to Whitley’s place, but Rafe and Jada were there. Whitley grabbed a lighter and threatened to kill everyone if they didn’t leave. Abe reached for her hand and she gave the lighter to Marlena. Marlena and Abe went to the hospital. Rafe and Jada stayed with Whitley. Jada called the station and told them to have someone from the mental staff there. She read Whitley her rights, but she wasn’t coherent. Abe’s family was happy to see him at the hospital.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page

Days of Our Lives cast animated GIF

B&B Short Recap Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

B&B logo

Recap written by Suzanne

At the cliff house, Steffy was furious about Sheila’s release and demanded that Finn agree that Sheila should be behind bars. Finn, however, seemed shocked and claimed to be just as surprised by Sheila’s freedom. Later, Steffy discussed the need for increased security at home and work, fearing that Sheila might target Finn and Hayes. She emphasized the importance of keeping Sheila far away from their family.

Meanwhile, at Spencer, Liam and Wyatt watched a video of Finn hugging Sheila, and Liam expressed his concern over Finn’s behavior. Wyatt suggested that Liam’s feelings for Steffy might be influencing his reaction. Liam vehemently asserted that he was simply being protective and wouldn’t let Sheila back into their lives.

In Eric’s office, Brooke confided in Ridge about catching Hope and Thomas together. She revealed that Hope and Liam signed divorce papers, and Ridge expressed worry about Thomas becoming obsessed with Hope again. In the design office, Thomas assured Hope of his commitment to protecting her and their children. Later, Hope admitted to Thomas that Liam wanted to end their marriage and was likely drawn back to Steffy.

Amidst the emotional turmoil, Hope and Thomas shared a passionate kiss, indicating that their connection was still strong.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page

B&B cast animated GIF

Y&R Best Lines Monday, July 24, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Jack: It is off the table. We are not giving Ashley an easy win here.

Billy: Jack, this isn’t a family reality show competition, okay? This is our company. This is our business.

Jack: Yes, and Ashley is the one who’s threatening it right now and not for the first time. I cannot believe after all the work we did to rebuild our relationship, after she took her patents and ran to Paris, she pulls a stunt like this, all so Diane can’t be part of the business or part of our family. That’s not going to happen, Billy. I don’t care how much she and tucker plot and plan, I’m not moving one inch.

Billy: I hear you. But know this is about to get very ugly.


Billy: Mind if I join you?

Phyllis: That depends.

Billy: On?

Phyllis: On whether you’re interested in making me a blood sport like everybody else in this town.

Billy: Why would I do that?

Phyllis: Because I hurt a lot of people.

Billy: Yeah.

Phyllis: You know, Billy, I don’t want a brass band or anything like that, but it would be really nice if somebody cut me some slack like they seem to do with other people.

Billy: That’s quite the mea culpa.

Phyllis: When you’re wrong you’re wrong.

Billy: I don’t want to bury you, Phyllis.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

GH Short Recap Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


GH logo

Recap written by Eva

Chase and Brook Lynn sneak into the Metro Court pool, while it is closed, and Chase gets in the pool naked to prove to Brook Lynn he will break the rules for her.

Elizabeth and Finn have a romantic date at the Port Charles Grill and they talk for so long, they close the restaurant.

Portia brings Curtis take-out from their favorite Italian restaurant, so he won’t have to eat hospital food. Curtis tells Portia that if he is permanently paralyzed he wants her to let him go.

Dex finds Gordon dead and calls Sonny who tells him what to say when he calls Dante. Dante arrives and once his men investigate, Dante tells Dex that Gordon was from Pawtucket but had ties to Pentonville.

Sonny suspects there is something off about Nanny Betty. Once the nanny leaves, Ava confesses to Sonny that Austin’s cousin Mason has been blackmailing her and Austin for months. Ava explains to Sonny that the unknown person for which Mason works wanted to plant Nanny Betty to get information on Sonny and the Pikeman deal. Ava tells, Sonny they are threatening to kill her mother Delia as well as Avery. Ava tells Sonny she had to do what they said because Mason knows she killed Nikolas.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


GH cast animated GIF

Y&R Transcript Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Young & The Restless Transcript


Y&R logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

[ Knocking on door ]

[ Sally chuckling ]

Nick: I missed this. I missed you.

Sally: I missed you.

[ Sally laughing ]

Nick: Are you, uh, glad you went?

Sally: I am. I feel like spending time with my sister and my grandmother did me a lot of good. Change of scenery, even quick, definitely made me see things more clearly.

Nick: See things more clearly in smoggy L.A.? Come on.

Sally: My sister, coco, grams and i spent a lot of time talking about everything that happened, and dealing with loss, coping with grief, and even though, I definitely have a long way to go, I feel like spending time with them gave me a huge head start to my healing. At least, I feel like it did.

Nick: Well, you look great.

Sally: Thank you.

Nick: I mean, you always look great, but you seem more– I don’t know, more at peace from when you left, you know? It looks good on you.

Sally: Thank you. Okay, enough about me. What did I miss? What’s the latest in genoa city?

Nick: Yeah, I mean, there are some news, but did I mention again, how much I missed this part?

Sharon: You know, our supper club was supposed to be about us trying new restaurants and different cuisines, yet, here we are at the same restaurant we’ve both been to 1,000 times before. But well, I was craving the empanadas.

Chance: I ordered something I’ve never had before, so that kind of counts, right?

Sharon: Mm-hmm.

Chance: Yeah.

Sharon: You know, I’m surprised, though, that you haven’t tried everything on the menu, given that abby, oh, um–

[ Chance chuckling ] I’m sorry, I didn’t–

Chance: No, no, no, it’s fine, it’s fine. I’m not going to avoid the best restaurant in town just because my ex-wife owns it.

[ Laughing ] So, abby and I, were on good terms. Our new arrangement with dom’s going well, so all’s good.

Sharon: Glad to hear that.

Chance: Yeah, so I think we got a little sidetracked from the dessert menu. I want to hear about this new company, kirsten, mccall…

[ Imitates bang ]

Sharon: Adustus, which, I have to be honest, I’m really not that thrilled about the name.

Chance: Yeah, I think I’m with you. It’s rough. I think that’s latin for burned, right?

Sharon: Mm-hmm.

Chance: Yeah, adam’s clearly, trying to send a message. I’m just not sure how many people are going to get it.

Sharon: I don’t think adam cares who gets it. He just amuses himself with his own inside jokes.

Chance: So, you still think this is the right move? Joining forces with adam?

Adam: Hey, chance. Why don’t you stay out of it, okay? It’s got nothing to do with you.

Tucker: So, the infighting has begun.

Ashley: Yeah, exactly as we were hoping. Diane wants to quit her job at jabot and jack doesn’t wanna let her. It’s kind of entertaining. Somewhat.

Tucker: Hm, sounds like I missed the good stuff.

Ashley: Mm-mm. You missed the best part. Jack said, in order to keep the peace, he wants to let me have his share of jabot. I can run with it wherever I want, to paris, across the street, whatever.

Tucker: That’s good news, isn’t it? That means we don’t have to go to war with them, we can just– away we go.

Ashley: Tucker… not so fast. That’s not how I want this to end.

Diane: Oh, god.

Jack: You’re not going anywhere.

Diane: Jack.

Jack: We are not giving in to her extortion. You want your part of jabot? Fine. Take it.

Diane: No.

Jack: I will sign whatever papers are necessary.

Diane: Jack, I won’t let you do that.

Jack: It is done.

Ashley: Are you serious?

Jack: I am dead serious.

Ashley: You’re so disgusting, jack. That you would actually give away such a large portion of the company you spent your whole life building because of her? Keeping her at jabot?

Jack: I will say it’s a hell of a lot better than tearing apart the family company.

Ashley: Just stop, jack. You’re actually willing to do this for diane.

Jack: I would do that and a lot more for the woman I love. What is wrong with you? All of this to get her out of the company, out of the family? You want war? I’m ending it right now.

Tucker: Hi. What’s going on?

Ashley: Jack’s caving.

Diane: No, he’s not.

Jack: Diane.

Diane: I will not let you throw it all away for me, I’m out.

[ Footsteps approaching ] You’re mad at me for telling ashley that I’ll walk away from jabot.

Jack: I’m not–

Diane: Yes, you are. It’s like I let you down or something. Look, I know we were excited to work together at jabot, but me stepping down as chief talent officer is the only thing that makes sense at this point. I can’t let you break apart your family company just to stop ashley.

[ Jack sighing ] Mmm, popcorn. With cirkul, your water is deliciously flavored at the turn of a dial, with zero sugar and zero calories. And c

Announcer: Additional sponsorship provided by…she wants a chunk of jabot, she can we have no guarantee wn.

Jack: Come here. Sit down. Sit down. I don’t want you thinking you have to sacrifice your happiness to appease my sister.

Diane: Well, if it gets her to back off–

Jack: We have no guarantee that it will. She is the one who should feel guilty and ashamed for the way she’s treated you, the way she’s treated us. You’re no threat to the family company or to my father’s legacy. She wants a chunk of jabot, she can have it. Maybe, she’ll back off then. As long as she has tucker weighing her down, her chances of success are a lot slimmer than she thinks they are.

Diane: Yeah, but what if they are successful with their new venture? Especially, if they take ashley’s patents and research with them? No, jack, I’m not going to let you throw away any part of this company for me. It means too much to you and to me. It’s– it’s where we met. It’s part of our love story.

Jack: Ashley and I have done this dance before. Look, best case scenario, history repeats itself and we find our way back together.

Diane: Okay, well, what’s the worst case?

Jack: Worst case, the two of them implode. Their business goes down in flames and jabot gets everything back.

Diane: Hm.

Jack: Hey, this is my decision to make.

Diane: Well, I’m making a decision too. I’m not letting you walk away from this fight.

Ashley: I’m not backing down from this fight, tucker. If jack tears jabot into pieces, then I’ve accomplished nothing. I’m not going to risk my father’s legacy just for the hell of it.

Tucker: But don’t you think if jack hasn’t had an epiphany about diane up to now, he’s never going to? So, I say we just pull whatever assets we can from jabot, which would really give us a nice little foundation for our venture, and we let diane drag jack and jabot into the mud. That’s a winning strategy, my dear.

Ashley: Mm, is it really?

Tucker: Mm-hmm. You can’t save a man who’s determined to drown.

Adam: What’s going on here? I’m picking up on a different dynamic between you two.

Sharon: Um, what are you talking about, adam?

Adam: [ Laughs ] Come on. I asked you about your interest level in chance not that long ago, and you gave me the “we’re just friends” card. I mean, I would hate to think you weren’t being honest with me, sharon. I mean, I thought that we were friends. And I have to say, I’ve noticed you glowing every time you see this guy, and now, here you are dining together.

Chance: Friends can have dinner, adam. And not to mention, it’s really none of your business.

Adam: None of my business?

Chance: No.

Adam: But it’s your business to try to talk sharon out of working with me?

Chance: Well, I was just simply giving her my opinion as a friend, and I’ll tell you right to your face, I think she’s asking for big trouble partnering with you.

Adam: Based on what?

Chance: Well, for starters, the name of your company. I mean, that basically, says it all, doesn’t it? You’re bitter about being under your daddy’s thumb. You’re looking for sharon’s sympathy, and I don’t think you are capable of letting go of your anger. I think you’re gonna weaponize this new company and use it against victor somehow.

Adam: Those are a lot of assumptions based on hearsay, detective.

Chance: I know you pretty well.

Adam: Well, you did. A little, maybe, in the past, but you have no idea what’s going on inside my head right now. I could have accepted the fact that my father has my best interest at heart, and maybe, this move is for my benefit.

Chance: Yeah, that is possible. Not very likely.

Sharon: Let’s just give adam the benefit of the doubt. Besides, nick and i can keep him in line.

Adam: Oh, I don’t doubt that you will try.

Nick: So, I’m out. Nate’s in. And I told you, uh, dad has asked me to join forces with adam at the new, reinvented mccall unlimited.

Sally: So, you’re gonna go along with it.

Nick: You know, at first, I was annoyed that I was being shuffled around like one of dad’s chess pieces, but then, I saw the potential of the mccall thing. And then, when you pair it with kirsten’s old company, and then, sharon joining the team, I agreed to jump on board.

Sally: But I thought you liked working with your mother and your sister.

Nick: I do, very much. But newman enterprises is a well-oiled machine. The impact I could have there compared to what me, sharon and adam could do with this new thing, it’s a no-brainer. Now, I’m not happy that nate is the coo, but that’s not my problem, that’s victoria and dad’S. I’m focused on the future. And I’m very… very excited about that. Sweet pillows of softness!

Nick: The idea of turning two companies into one wildly successful entity is very appealing. Plus, if I could turn cameron’s blood money into something positive, I think it would do some real good.

Sally: Well, I love the enthusiasm. But what about the adam factor? So, you could get along and work side by side?

Nick: Well, sharon will be there to referee. Hopefully, she’ll prevent us from killing each other. Adam seems to be on his best behavior when sharon’s around, so we got that going for us. Plus, I’m really looking forward to working with sharon again. You know, we ran the coffeehouse a million years ago. We worked at newman and at restless style, so we make a good team. And I think our history and our mutual respect for one another will keep things running smoothly.

Sally: Well, if you are excited, I’m excited.

Nick: I’m excited.

Sally: I’m also really hungry. Would you like to go downstairs and get something to eat?

Nick: Yes.

Sally: Okay.

Victor: Thank you.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Oh, phyllis. You’re looking damn good for a dead woman. You know, I may have been thought of having died two or three times, but I’ve never deliberately tortured my family with that notion. You, on the other hand, allowed your daughter, summer, my granddaughter, to plan a memorial for you. I mean, who does that? Are you kidding? No one. You know that her marriage is in shambles. That’s because of you.

Phyllis: Yeah, I– I know that, I– I– I am very sorry for that. I already talked to summer about it.

Victor: And yet, she still wants to help you. She wants to… ask me to help her find that carson fellow who apparently, is the only one who can save you from going to jail.

Phyllis: Uh, well, don’t worry about it. He’s been found. You weren’t able to do it. Somebody else did it. So, excuse me, excuse me.

Victor: Phyllis. What you have done to my granddaughter… is unforgivable. And you will pay for it.

Tucker: Bravo. Uh, you want to stay for another one or go home and see what the nut jobs are up to?

Ashley: Hm. Both sound so much fun, but I think one behooves our future more than the other, so…

Tucker: Home it shall be.

Ashley: Yes. Oh, hi, phyllis.

Phyllis: Hey.

Tucker: How’s it going?

Phyllis: It’s going great. Where is he? What have you done with him?

Tucker: Where’s who? Oh, carson? Don’t worry about him. He’s fine. He’s safe and sound in a new location. I gotta tell you, I was not thrilled hearing that you had conceived a plan to put him in some kind of protective custody to keep him away from me.

Ashley: That doesn’t sound very fair.

Tucker: And not to mention, violating the terms of our arrangement.

Ashley: Does this mean we can’t trust you? Not that shocking, but…

Phyllis: Your fiancé is holding me hostage, do you know that? He’s trying to make me fight a war I don’t want to fight anymore. I want to move on from that. It– it seems like you’re part of it and you’re getting some sort of joy out of this.

Ashley: Listen, phyllis, you can’t begin to understand.

Jack: All right, I’m with you. We don’t let ashley win, but you don’t leave jabot either. My sister wants war, we will give her a war. She wants to fight dirty, I can fight dirtier.

Diane: No, no, no, jack, I don’t want you to do that–

Jack: We may not have an option here. Look, if we decide not to give in, if we decide to really fight, I guarantee you tucker mccall is gonna pull out every dirty trick he can even think of.

Diane: I’m sure you’re right, but I have a plan. “Look at this skin, baby.

Phyllis: What is this? Do I even want to know what’s going on here?

Tucker: Well, well, well, seems you might be done with the war, phyllis, but the war isn’t done with you.

Diane: Okay, call billy, and tell him that we–

Jack: I’m sorry, hold on. My assistant just sent me a link, said I need to check out leanna love’s website.

Diane: Ugh.

Leanna: What will the surprise resurrection of the former mrs. Jack abbott mean for the future mrs. Jack abbott? The two women share more than taste in men, apparently. Both have a penchant for faking their demise. Latest to do it, was phyllis summers, who had bride-to-be, diane jenkins, charged with murdering her one time rival, before it was revealed that reports of miss summers’ death were wildly exaggerated.

Jack: I’ll bet ashley is just eating this up.

Diane: Oh, yeah, and she’s gonna run with it.

Leanna: The deception is having wide repercussions, we hear. The abbott family is taking sides on who’s right and who’s wrong in this saga. With jack and diane’s son, kyle abbott, and his wife, phyllis’s daughter, summer newman-abbott, on opposite sides. Things have gotten so bad, supposedly, that both have divorce lawyers on speed dial. And on the business front, jack abbott has given his fiancée a top executive job at family company, jabot.

[ Laughs ] And not everyone is happy about that. Phyllis has turned herself in for her crimes and is awaiting trial, while diane can look forward to a wedding, sumptuous digs in the jabot executive suite, and a luxurious lifestyle in the abbott mansion. Miss summers is almost certainly on her way back to the slammer, where she’ll see her family only on visiting days. And that’s leanna love coming to you live. Don’t forget to tune in each day for more tidbits.

Tucker: Wow. Leanna made some good points here, phyllis. Ones you might want to consider, given that you were willing to betray the one man who would keep you out of prison. I don’t know, I think my– my confidence in you is shot. You might have to do something for me if you want to win it back.

Sharon: You didn’t say a word the whole walk back from dinner. Is it adam? Did running into him bother you?

Chance: You know what? Let’s not ruin a perfect night by talking about adam newman, okay? I’ll leave it with this, I’m willing to follow your lead and give this guy the benefit of the doubt, even though, I don’t think he deserves it, it’s fine. I’ll do it.

Sharon: I appreciate that.

Chance: Yeah.

Sharon: I think.

[ Both chuckling ]

Chance: I know you can handle him. I don’t think you should have to, but that is beside the point. Now, can we please, can we stop talking about adam newman and can we just get back to the more important things?

Victor: My boy. Join me. Please have a seat.

Sally: Thank you.

Victor: Sally. I want to offer my deepest condolences, okay? For you and my sons who have lost a child. That’s tough.

Sally: Yeah. Wasn’t meant to be, I guess.

Victor: Yeah. I’m very, very sorry. Um, but I’ve got to tell you that I admire the way you’ve handled yourself.

Sally: Thank you.

Nick: Where we going with this, dad? Somedays, I cover up because of my moderate

Announcer: The young and the restless will continue.

Why do dermatologists

choose dove?

Phyllis: Do I even want to know what you have in mind?

Tucker: I don’t even know yet. I’m sure I’ll think of something though. Or maybe I’ll just drop the whole thing. Let you take your chances in court.

Ashley: Look, I’m not trying to be mean here, but it– it is kind of like karmic justice, isn’t it, phyllis? Because stark never would have come to genoa city if it hadn’t been for you.

Tucker: Mm-hmm. Yeah. Much to consider. Shall we?

Ashley: Yeah.

Tucker: Okay.

Ashley: Well.

Tucker: Good evening, phyllis. Hey, adam, how’s it going? It’s funny. I would never peg you for a jazz guy I would think country, you know. Here I am crying in my beer over my dog and my woman. That kind of thing.

[ Both laughing ] Hey, I’ll see you.

Ashley: Bye.

[ Adam clears throat ]

Phyllis: Thank you.

Adam: Oh, ooh. You’re looking a little frazzled, phyllis. Guess that’s to be expected given what you’re facing.

Phyllis: I’m not in the mood for you.

Adam: Yeah, from what I read, your, uh, situation is looking pretty dire. Key witness comes out of nowhere. Now, that screams payoff. I mean, if you did, I’m not throwing any shade. You know, I definitely would have done the same thing. But I don’t have a decades long history with the D.A. Who would love nothing more than to throw me in jail. But if anybody can do it, it’s you, phyllis. So, I have faith in you.

Phyllis: You need to stop talking. Shut up. Stay out of my business. Stay out of my life.

Adam: Are you sure that you want me to do that?

Phyllis: Yeah. [ Laughs ]

Adam: Because I was just about to make you an offer.

Victor: I have a proposition for you. I understand that jill has contracted your design firm to do some work on chancellor-winter’s headquarters and some of the other offices.

Sally: That’s right.

Victor: Well, I have a better offer. We would like you to create a new design division under the umbrella of newman enterprises. Money is no object. You’ll have all the office space you need.

Sally: Well, I really appreciate the offer, mr. Newman, it’s–

Victor: The reason I’m making the offer is because of my own past experiences. Whenever I have… suffered some loss or gone through some tragedy, as you obviously have, I’ve always found it best to plunge into a new task, new challenge. Do some hard work. Best therapy there is.

Sally: Well, I will need some time to think about it.

Victor: Of course.

Sally: Yeah, I would want to just bail on chancellor-winters. I would like to fulfill the commitment that chloe and I have there.

Victor: Well, you take all the time you need, okay? But just know, if you accept the offer, you work for no one else but newman enterprises.

Chance: I know you’re too smart to put yourself in a bad position. Thank you. And I actually do have faith that you and nick can keep adam in line, but that being said, I still don’t trust the guy.

Sharon: Well, thank you for trusting that I am fully in control of my life.

Chance: I just want you to be happy. And successful. Whatever that means to you.

Sharon: It’s been a while, but… I have a feeling that I am on my way to finding both.

Diane: People are bound to gossip and– and leak information. There’s nothing we can do about it.

Jack: Leave it to leanna love to be the one to air our family’s dirty laundry. In the past, she would have let me know before she pulled a stunt like this. Or not. No, we were always pretty good at using each other. Well, I guess I got the wrong idea. I thought this was going to be a business meeting.

Leanna: Did I say that, jack?

Jack: No, come to think of it, I guess you didn’T.

Leanna: Even if it were a business meeting, no need to be all stuffy, is there? Take your jacket off. Get comfortable.

Jack: Uh, where are you going?

Leanna: I’ll be right back. I have something to show you.

Jack: Nice digs. Life’s going well.

Leanna: Ta-da!

Jack: Why, miss love, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear you were trying to seduce me. You’re right. We need to focus on the things we can control. Now, tell me about this plan of yours and how billy fits into it.

Diane: Okay. I know your brother is just as determined to protect your beau from ashley and tucker as we are. The difference is, billy’s not adverse to getting his hands dirty. No, I– I know that you would do whatever it takes for jabot. But why not let billy take the lead this time? I think he’s willing and able to do it.

Jack: He didn’t seem that concerned about jabot being in jeopardy.

Diane: Well, I think he was just advocating for more benign scenarios for your sake. He cares deeply about you, jack, and he doesn’t want to push too hard so that you were maybe forced to do something that’s not in your best interest.

Jack: That’s exactly how I feel. He just recently got back on his feet. He’s got his balance again. I don’t want to put him in an untenable situation and you still haven’t told me what his plan is.

Diane: Billy becomes our trojan horse. (Wheezing)

Tucker: Diane, jack. Uh, regarding this very smart, very generous decision, when can we expect paperwork giving ashley her fair share of jabot?

Jack: Actually, I have changed my mind. I can’t bring myself to tear my father’s company into pieces and I won’t be firing diane.

Tucker: See, I told you.

Jack: She won’t be resigning either. So, if you’re determined to fight me, hit me with your best shot.

Tucker: He’s beyond salvation. You’re just wasting your time trying to deal with him.

Jack: How about this? How about stop trying to deal with me? How about stopping all of this? You want to walk away? Fine. Walk away. You know, like brother and sister. Fine, let’s have a sibling divorce, shall we?

Ashley: Are you really doing this? I mean, if there was ever any question before, there isn’t now. You are willing to put her above everybody else in your life, including your own family, jack? You are pathetic.

Jack: I’m not the one trying to tear our family legacy in two. Last chance! You ready to be reasonable? Or are we going to turn this into an abbott family war?

Ashley: Bring it on.

Phyllis: I don’t like you. I don’t want to know you.

[ Laughs ] So, I’m not interested in anything you might offer.

Adam: Are you sure? It’s a legit opportunity and it’s something you would be really good at. And you know me, I am all about second chances. Okay, I need someone to build and run an it team at my new company. And I need someone that’s up to date on the bells and whistles that can make the infrastructure impenetrable.

Phyllis: You afraid? Someone’s after you?

Adam: You never know. But the most important thing for you is nick is my partner in this. So, it might be a great way to get back in his good graces.

[ Phyllis sighing ]

Phyllis: I’m not interested in anything you’re offering. I’ll just leave it at that. Um, I’m just not even interested in employment. I just– I’m trying to save my life, adam.

Adam: Fair enough. You know how to get in touch with me. Good luck.

Nick: Sorry if my dad put you on the spot.

Sally: It’s fine. Really. He expressed his sympathies and he offered me a job. It’s not really a bad evening with the great victor newman. But, you know, I am getting a little tired, so why don’t we say we maybe we just go back upstairs and order room service. That way I can just fall into bed.

Nick: I love it. Why don’t you go up? I’m gonna say goodnight to my dad.

Sally: Okay.

Adam: It wasn’t that bad at newman media, was it?

Sally: We had our moments.

Adam: We can have them again. But this time on our own terms, answering to no one.

Sally: We were lightning in a bottle, adam.

Adam: You can’t tell me that you don’t want that again.

Sally: I want different things now. And I have made my decision. There isn’t a newman alive who will ever sign my paychecks again.

Victor: Okay. Talk to you later. Bye. Where’s sally?

Nick: Uh, she went up to the room.

Victor: Oh.

Nick: Just, uh, trying to figure out what’s going on here. Seems like this may be a manipulation of some kind. Are you doing this just to keep sally away from me while I work with adam? Or do you just want her somewhere where you can keep an eye on her?

Victor: Son, I just made the woman in your life an enormous offer to create her own design company under the newman enterprises umbrella.

Nick: Did you?

Victor: Yes. Why must you always question my motives? I would like you to create a new design division under the umbrella of newman enterprises. Money is no object. You’ll have all the office space you need.

Adam: So, you have a no newman clause in your contracts?

Sally: It’s not exactly in writing, but…

Adam: I mean, clarify this for me. Is it the name? Genetics? Is it anybody with newman dna or is it everyone in– in the family of which you’re about to be a part of?

Sally: It’s you and nick. For obvious reasons.

[ Knocking on door ]

Adam: Sally, are you in there?

Nick: What are you doing here?

Adam: Nothing. If you’re still having bladder leaks,

[ Soft music plays ]

Your body’s my weakness

I can’t walk away

a taste of your sweetness

and I’ve gotta say

lower the lifeboat

I’m sinking down

take me to heaven

[ Adam sighing ]

Let me drift around

drift around

Sally: Thank you. All right, so the room service is on its way. And I do not want to talk about your father’s offer tonight. Because I honestly have no idea how I feel about it.

Nick: Yeah, cool.

Sally: In fact, I do not want to talk about anything.

[Song resumes]

Lower the lifeboat

[ Diane sighing ]

Jack: Billy, it’s jack. Can we meet first thing tomorrow morning? Diane and I have a plan to stop ashley from destroying jabot.

Back to the Y&R Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


Y&R cast animation


GH Transcript Tuesday, July 25, 2023

General Hospital Transcript


GH logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


[ Brook lynn laughs ]

So take a look into my eyes see my world

[ Laughs ] What are we doing out here? Well, there was no room to dance in the restaurant, and all I want to do… is dance with you.

See my world, so many things have come and gone

just to meet you you know, I could get used to this. That’s the plan. Oh, we can’t be here. We got to go.

[ Monitor beeping ] Hello, you handsome man. Mmm! Now, I could have swore I told you to stay off the cellphone. Babe, I found a new website. This one from harvard. I think I might be onto something. Please stop. What are you doing? Saving you from yourself. Dr. Finn. We’re all set for you. Oh, thank you. Here — here we are. Thank you. You’re welcome. I’ll send your waiter right over. Thank you. You look stunning. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] It’s busy here tonight. Yeah, it’s a beautiful summer night. I mean, who wants to be inside?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, I-I-I could ask and see if we could get a table outside if you’d prefer that. I mean, it’s — oh, no, no, no. I didn’t mean — no, I meant — I’m good. I’m — I’m good. Are you good? Yeah, we’re fine in here. Yeah?

[ Laughs ] I don’t know why I’m nervous. It’s not like we’ve never had dinner before.

[ Breathes deeply ] If it makes you feel any better, I’m nervous, too. Are you? I am. Does that mean we’re finally on the same page? Sounds like a really nice way to start over again, to be on the same page. To being on the same page. Hey.

[ Siren wailing ] Hey.

[ Wailing continues ] Sonny. Hello. No, no, you’re not interrupting. I-I’d like you to meet betty. She is the potential nanny for avery I was telling you about. Mr. Corinthos, betty rutherford. What a pleasure to meet avery’s father. Very nice to meet you. Um, you’re going to have to reach a high bar when it comes to my daughter because, uh, there’s nothing more important than my daughter. Of course.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Uh, you’re going to have to excuse me for one sec. Remember our deal. You either sell me to avery’s dad that I am the perfect nanny for her, or someone you love dearly will pay the price. I’m in the middle of something. This better be important. Unfortunately, it is. What’s going on? Boss…we have a problem.

As a reminder, I’m going to need full access to sonny’s penthouse. Now, I’ve done my part — I’ve provided you with a flawless résumé. You even have a number of references to vouch for my perfect work as a nanny. You just need to convince sonny that I’m the ideal candidate to take care of avery. Because if you don’t sell me… that phone call to delia will be the last time you ever hear your mom’s voice again. Uh, I hope you’re clear on how you’re going to handle this. Okay, great. Call me with an update. Sorry about that. Uh. [ Sighs ] Where were we? No need to apologize, mr. Corinthos. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to be interviewed by you. From everything ms. Jerome tells me, becoming avery’s nanny sounds like… the perfect fit for me. Don’t worry. I’ve worked with non-married parents before. I’m used to making sure that both mom and dad are always happy with my work. Well, I’d love to hear what you’ve already discussed about avery and her needs. What can I say? It was really one of the most memorable interviews I’ve ever

[Chuckling] Conducted. Can I start you off with any cocktails? Perhaps a bottle of wine? A bottle won’t be necessary, but I would love a glass of cabernet. And, uh, I’d like a sparkling water, please. And thank you. What — for ordering a glass of wine? For ordering what you want. You know, sometimes it’s awkward for a non-addict to be out with a recovering addict. You feel like you need to abstain somehow. Ordering a glass of wine will lead to temptation for me. But I don’t want any special treatment, and I appreciate you not treating me that way. And I also don’t want to spend the evening talking about me not drinking, which is exactly what I’m doing, isn’t it?

[ Both chuckle ] How about if tonight is just about us spending time together? ‘Cause I think that’s the point of what we’re trying to do. I’ve missed spending time with you. I’ve missed you. Curtis, all these websites that you’re trying to get medical information on, you don’t know if this information is true or not.

[ Scoffs ] Well, I didn’t want to just sit here helpless, guessing what comes next. Medical website after medical website.

[ Monitor beeping ] I thought you’d at least be trying to check the scores of the baseball games

[Chuckling] Or something. Honey, this isn’t healthy. Yeah, well, baseball scores didn’t really seem all that important at this point. You’ve been glued to this phone for almost 24 hours straight, and I know that it’s probably got to be making you a little bit — a little bit crazy. You know what’s driving me crazy — is taking test after test for the last 24 hours and not getting any news on the results. Good or bad, not a damn thing.

[ Sighs ] All I know is that I can’t move my legs. So, yes, I am finding the internet a little bit more helpful than my doctors. Your doctors, they just don’t want to give you a premature diagnosis, curtis. Some information is better than none. I know that. Okay. But the information you’re getting online — I mean…

[ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] Isn’t it better to talk to a doctor with an actual medical degree? Yeah, right. Look I-I don’t mean the doctors’ protocol. You know, I — I feel like I’m being handled. Do you think that’s helping me? I understand what you’re saying. I really do. And I-I know the situation, it…

[ Sighs ] I don’t know how you feel, but I can imagine that… you’re feeling like your life is out of control.

[ Sighs ] And I know you, and I know that’s got to be hard for you. But going on the internet, looking at all these websites — can’t you see that you’re — you’re torturing yourself? It’s my phone. It’s my injury. It’s my choice.

[ Breathes deeply ] I want my phone back.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Okay. I-I’ll give you your phone back… under one condition. What? Why would they close the pool on such a beautiful night?

[ Sighs ] I don’t know.

[ Sighs ] I mean, I guess I can go inside, see if they have any tables available. Or we could stay out here and pretend like we didn’t see the sign. I’m a police officer. Who’s off-duty. Yeah, but I’m still a cop. It’s literally my job to follow and enforce rules. Yes, but I am a quartermaine, and we break the rules. Besides, my uncle sonny’s fiancée owns half the metro court, and the other half is owned by my dad’s wife.

[ Breathes deeply ] Even though my dad doesn’t currently remember who he is or even admit it. How is the eddie maine situation?

[ Sighs ] Whether or not my dad knows who he is is — is not going to be solved tonight, okay? Tonight is just for us. So in light of my special standing with the metro court owners, will you please just break the rules with me just this once? Betty has a degree in early childhood development. Her references are — are excellent. And like she said, she has experience working with kids who split their time between parents. So she — she understands that the rules might be a little bit different in each home. Sounds good. Yeah. Yeah. She’s warm and friendly, and I’m confident that she will be a very good fit for avery. Did you talk to her about avery’s hobbies? Yes, of course. Yes. We talked about how avery loves crafts of every kind, that she’s a bit of a budding artist herself. We — we’ve already talked about, uh, potential outings to the children’s museum. Well, you know, uh, I know that avery is going to miss pilar, but this confidence you have in betty really goes a long way to persuading me.

[ Laughing ] Dex. So you’re the one who called in a dead body. Well, I’m not totally sure that he’s dead. Oh. I didn’t want to touch the body, but he seems dead to me. Mm-hmm. Where is he? Follow me. Yep, it’s a dead guy. Okay. Well, we’ll need, uh, forensics down here and a cid unit. I’m on it. So what do you think, dex? Recognize him? Do you think he could be a known associate of sonny’s?

The last people you have listed here — why did you stop working for them? Lovely family. Their youngest child went into junior high, so there was no job left, really. Oh, that makes sense. Um, I don’t want to seem pushy, but another family has already expressed interest in hiring me. But how often do you get a chance to live in a castle on an island?

[ Both chuckle ] Yeah. Uh, you know what? Avery’s mom and I have a few things to discuss. Um, thank you for your time. It was great meeting you. Of course. May I ask if there’s a time frame for you both to make a decision? Yeah. We’ll call you tomorrow. Alright, then. Right. It was terrific meeting you both. Right. Mr. Corinthos. Ms. Jerome. Mm. Ava: Good night.

[ Both sigh ] Ava? Yeah? What the hell’s going on? I’ll give you your phone back. All you got to do is agree to have dinner with me… right here in this beautiful hospital room.

[ Laughs ] You want to eat this bland hospital food? No, of course not. I’m talking about ordering some takeout from our favorite little italian spot.

[ Sighs ]

[ Monitor beeping ] Yeah. Uh, you know, that sounds nice. I got to be honest with you.

[ Breathes deeply ] I’m just not feeling it.

[ Sighs ] I see what you’re doing, and I appreciate it, but…

[ Beeping continues ] …I can’t fake a good mood.

[ Sighs lightly ] Look, I understand your frustration… and there are so many things about this situation that are — they’re out of our control. But there are some things that we can control, and one of those things are what we’re going to have for dinner tonight. So what’s it going to be? Your choice. A delicious pasta pomodoro or rubber chicken from the cafeteria? Pomodoro? Rubber chicken? Hmm? Hmm? You know I can’t say no to pomodoro. Good. Thank you.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs, chuckles ] I’m going to go order it right now, okay? Oh, oh, and a promise is a promise. Here is your precious, precious phone back.

[ Laughs ]

[ Beeping continues ] So I walk into a patient’s room, and I find amy changing a bedpan. Isn’t that what orderlies do? Yeah, that’s what I said. And then she explained that she had been gossiping about dr. Gatlin-holt and his new romance with ava jerome, and she knew it would get back to me and that I would just put her on bedpan duty, so she thought she’d get a head start and just do it anyway.

[ Both laugh ] It’s okay. You can see if the babysitter texted you. Oh, um, no, I’m being silly, right? I mean, if there was a problem, she’d call me. Finn, it’ll make you feel better. I don’t mind that you check your phone. Yeah? Yes. Okay, let me just…

[ Laughs ] One. One text from the babysitter. Um. “Violet went right to bed and didn’t ask for any extra stories.” See? Don’t you feel better? No. No, not really. I mean, this is the time of night where violet starts negotiating to stay up a little later or some extra stories. For her to go to bed just like that and not ask for anything — there’s something going on. Hmm, nothing from jake or aiden either. Mm-hmm. Wait a minute. Did you tell violet that we were having dinner tonight? Yes, I did. What about the boys? I didn’t tell them, but I have a feeling violet might have. Chase: Did you know I’ve never had an old-fashioned? Mmm. It is one of my favorite summertime drinks. Whoa, that is good. Mm. Mmm. This is so nice, isn’t it? Having the pool all to ourselves like this. Yeah, as long as we don’t get busted. I got to ask your dad the next time I see him. Ask him what? Were you always such a rule follower? Then I’ll ask ned if you were always such a rule breaker. And I bet that he would say that I was. Now that I think about it, both of my parents encouraged me to break the rules, in their own ways.

[ Sighs ] You know, I actually went through a rebellious stage. Oh, I’m going to need a lot more details, or it never happened. Oh, I can prove it. I had a motorcycle.

[ Scoffs ] I used to go skinny dipping in a lake, and then I would spend all night at a local casino.

[ Laughing ] Wait a minute. You — you did what? You heard me. Okay. You on a motorcycle — that’s very hot. The gambling, I could take it or leave it. But, uh, the skinny dipping? I-I don’t believe that for a second. Scout’s honor. Oh, yeah? Prove it. Nothing is going on. I told you — I haven’t been happy with pilar. And I just — I’m trying to find a nanny that we can agree on — that’s all — stop right there, ava. Who’s that betty woman, and what does she have on you?

[ Monitor beeping ] Curtis: “Unfortunately, there’s no way to reverse damage to the spinal cord. Treatment can improve a person’s quality of life, but this condition can’t be cured.”

[ Door opens ]

[ Singsong voice ] I have our dinner.

[ Normal voice ] And I know that it is piping hot because I waited at the front door for the delivery guy to drop it off. Here you go. I’m sure they thought that I was [Chuckles] Waiting for an ambulance with a patient in it.

[ Sighs ] Yeah, well, I’m, uh, sure the patient is… sad he didn’t wind up with you as his doctor. Oh, honey.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Beeping continues ] Mmm! Looks so good. Yeah. Hm.

[ Beeping continues ] It’s delicious. Good call, babe. Much better than the hospital food.

[ Inhales deeply ] I feel better already.

[ Exhales deeply ] So you think violet told jake and aiden that we were on a date tonight? Yeah. Look at this text from jake. “Enjoy dinner, mom.” Seems pretty innocent. I didn’t tell him we were having dinner. I just said I would be home later. Ahh, so violet texted jake and aiden, telling them that we were out to dinner and for them to be on their best behavior so we wouldn’t have any reason to end the date early.

[ Chuckles ] Ohh. Those boys would do anything for her. Ahh. But to give them fair credit, ever since cameron went away to college, they have…gotten really good at taking care of themselves. How bad are you missing cam? I try not to focus on him being gone. It’s not like he was home much anyway, you know, between soccer and working at kelly’s and dating josslyn. The good news is, is that he’s thriving at school, and every text I get, he sounds incredibly happy. So I think it’s fair to say that he’s living his best life.

[ Chuckles ] I’m really glad cam’s having a good time. But you kind of glossed over my question. I miss him so much it physically hurts.

[ Camera shutter clicking, siren wailing ]

[ Police radio chatter ] So, dex, does this guy work for sonny or not? Man, come on. You’ll have to ask your dad yourself. Okay. How did you wind up in this alley? Well, I was leaving general hospital, and I was walking home. Through an alley? Well, I was cutting through the alley. I went to throw my cup away in the dumpster, and I saw the guy’s feet sticking out. And that’s when you called the police? No. I decided I should get some more details. And I took a closer look, saw the man’s body, saw that he wasn’t moving, and that’s when I called it in. So, tell me, dex, what were you doing at general hospital? You’re scared — I can tell. And it takes a lot to frighten you.

[ Sighs ] You know, I really thought I was covering it a little better than that. Well, for most people, but not for me. Why do you think I was playing along with saying how perfect this — this nanny was? Well, I’m glad you did. Who are they threatening? My biological mother, delia. She lives in manhattan.

[ Sighs ] They said they would target her if I didn’t get this betty a position with access to your penthouse. Son of a bitch! I’m sorry, sonny! I didn’t really have a choice! I need more answers from you. Why are they making these threats against you? What does it have to do with me? And more importantly, if it involves my daughter, why am I hearing about this now?!

What do you mean, “prove it”? Well, if you’re telling the truth and you’re so comfortable skinny dipping, then you should have no problem getting in the pool and doing it right here. What?

[ Laughs ] Look, there’s nobody here except for me, and I’ve already seen it all. So, go for it, bad boy. Okay, I’ll do it… if you’ll join me.

[ Laughs ] No, this is — this is your thing. Chicken. I’m not chicken. I’m just being a lady. Okay. I have a better idea. How about a little, uh, friendly competition? Loser has to jump in the pool… buck-naked. You know I love a good challenge. What’s the bet?

[ Laughs ] As much as I miss cameron, I know being in california is so good for him. Having his first love break his heart was painful. He needed to start over. And now he’s on the soccer team. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Doesn’t mean you don’t miss him. Yeah. And I’m already thinking that it’s not that far away that jake’s going to be in college, and I can’t even imagine aiden leaving me.

[ Sighs ] They’re growing up. They’re becoming more independent by the day.

[ Chuckles ] You did an amazing job raising them. Thanks. I’m really super proud of them. It does make me sad that cameron’s childhood is basically over, and soon jake and aiden’s will be, too. I’m just really grateful this head nurse position came about when it did because it’s going to keep me busy. Mm-hmm. And now you have less free time than anyone I know.

[ Laughs ] Can I ask you a question? Of course. Tell me all the things you’d do if you had all the time in the world. See? It’s good, isn’t it?

[ Chuckles ] It’s kind of making me regret letting my cooking skills slide as much as I did over the years.

[ Sighs ] I don’t think I realized how much you enjoyed cooking. Mm-hmm. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Especially when trina was younger. I would arrange my work schedule so that I could be home in time to make dinner almost every single night, barring some sort of emergency. And then, when trina got home, she would sit at the dining-room table and she would do her homework while I cooked. It was kind of our time to connect and tell each other about our day.

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I’m just realizing that maybe you don’t want to hear about trina’s childhood because you weren’t there and… aah. No, portia, I’m not feeling that way at all. I’m eager to learn about how trina was growing up. It makes me happy to know that you guys have such a special connection, and… I want to know all there is to know about my daughter. Good. I’ll be glad to tell you everything that there is to know about trina’s past. Because I know that you and trina, you are going to work out your future together. Yeah. I know that, too. There’s a man… mason gatlin. Gatlin as in austin gatlin-holt? Yeah. Huh. Apparently he’s austin’s cousin from pautuck.

[ Chuckles ] And he’s been pressuring me — by pressuring, I mean threatening me to get information about you and this — this company, pikeman. There’s got to be more to the story than that. Let’s go. Well, that’s the problem. I don’t know anything more. I mean, apparently mason is just following orders from whoever is really pulling the strings. Mason told me to search your penthouse. The only time I was left there alone, I tried, but of course, you’re — you keep your — your home office locked. And then pilar showed up, and that put an end to any potential snooping. I-I told mason I couldn’t give him what he wanted, and then he came up with the idea to replace avery’s nanny with a nanny he could control. So this mason’s making threats against you to get information on me. Can you just fill me in on one more thing?

[ Sighs ] Where does your boyfriend, austin… fit into this? Chase: We are going to use this bowl of nuts for our competition. Whoever can toss and catch more peanuts in their mouth wins. And the bet is the loser has to get in the pool nekkid.

[ Laughs ] Did you just say “nekkid”? You are so immature. I can’T. We are two grown adults making a bet to go skinny dipping in a pool of one of the nicest hotels. I think all of this is a little immature. Not to mention breaking the rules. I already told you I could break the rules. Okay. Let’s do this. Ladies first. Easy peasy. Alright. Do you practice this at night?

[ Laughs ] Oh! I got eight in a row. You’re up. Oh. Oh, we’re in the groove. Oh.

[ Sighs ] I got nine in a row. Nine beats eight. So it looks like you’re going in, brook lynn.

[ Sighs ]

The driver’s license in his wallet said the dead guy’s name is gordon stevens. We’re running his prints and doing a record check to see if he has any prior arrests.

[ Police radio chatter ] Anything else? We’re still waiting on the official autopsy report. Alright. Let me know what comes back from that records check, alright? Absolutely.

[ Police radio chatter, siren wailing ] Am I free to go? Uh, no, dex, you’re not free to go. You still haven’t answered my question. What were you doing at G.H.? I was there checking on curtis ashford. Trust me, sonny, mason’s been pressuring and blackmailing austin, just like he’s been doing to me. Austin doesn’t want to have anything to do with his cousin, but so far, he hasn’t found a way to get out from under him. I-in fact, austin’s been scrambling to help me. It was austin who conveniently found avery, who got lost at the — at the park, right?

[ Sighs ] And you weren’t just a — a — a concerned mother. You immediately insisted that she was kidnapped. Well…

[ Sighs ] Austin orchestrated the whole thing as a way for you to lose faith in pilar. I had no part of the plan. He did it on his own. I had no knowledge of it whatsoever. So his goal was to get pilar fired so she would be replaced with a plant from mason. Is that right? Yeah. Oh. Okay. And believe me, I was furious about it, too. But — but please keep in mind that avery was never in any actual danger. She wasn’t even frightened. She just ran off after a balloon. Yeah. Yes. That — that’s why it makes sense that pilar got that — where she thought she got that call from her grandmother.

[ Breathes sharply ] You know what? Whatever differences we’ve had in the past, I know you would never endanger our child. No. No, of course not. Why did you not tell me about this the minute you heard they were thinking of planting a nanny to take care of our daughter? Now, I don’t know if my pomodoro was as good as the one that we just had.

[ Chuckles ] But it was still really good, if I do say so myself. Mm. Cooking for my loved ones always made me so happy.

[ Chuckles ] I can see that.

[ Sighs ] You know, I think when trina went off to college, that’s when I stopped cooking. My work schedule, it just got so busy. And then I became more and more reliant on takeout. And those food delivery apps — they’re just a little too convenient.

[ Monitor beeping ] But, um, now that I’m going to be cutting back on my hours at work, I can make it a priority to be home in time to make dinner. Why exactly are you cutting back on work hours? I think we should make it best two out of three.

[ Clears throat ] Why? I already won. Why would I mess with that? Are you saying you’re convinced that you won’t beat me again? No, I’m saying I already won. Why would I gamble on a sure thing? Unless you’re saying you’re not willing to live up to what we agreed upon. Of course I’m not saying that. A bet is a bet. And I never back out of a bet. What about the security cameras out here? You weren’t so concerned about security cameras when you thought

i was the one that was going to be doing the striptease. Oh, that’s what you expect of me? A strip show? You’re damn right. Well, in that case, I’m going to need some inspiration. Don’t move. What are you doing? You won! Let’s just say… I’m willing to pay for your debt. Because that kiss was more than worth it.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Water splashes ] I don’t let myself think about it very often because there’s just not enough time. But every now and then, I think about going back to painting. Yeah? You like to paint? Yeah. Yeah, I did it for years, and then I got back into it when I fell in love with franco. Oh, that was weird. Was that weird? Sorry. [ Chuckles ] No, no, don’T. Don’t apologize. It’s — it’s not weird. I — it’s not weird at all. I mean, uh… I know it’s hard to believe, but I-I-I’ve had past relationships, too.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, I know. Yeah. But still, sometimes, it’s — it’s hard to shake those histories, right? I mean…you loved him. He loved you. I can see why. Sorry to interrupt, uh, but the kitchen is closing soon. Would you two care to order dessert? The kitchen’s closing? I… oh, my goodness. We’re the last people here. Oh, I’m — I’m so sorry we kept the staff late like this. It’s not a problem, dr. Finn. You can have the table as long as you want. It’s up to you. Would you like dessert? I would love that.

[ Water splashes gently ] Would you look at that? Detective harrison chase has a wild side.

[ Water splashing ] I told you I could prove it. Thanks for the towel.

[ Chuckling ] Well, I appreciate what you did, and that view was spectacular — not to sound possessive, but I would like to keep that view for myself. I don’t need the metro court guests getting an eyeful. Not to mention, if you had gotten caught skinny dipping in the pool, the hotel would have called the cops, also known as your colleagues, and that would have been really embarrassing. No, that’s actually — that’s just a misdemeanor.

[ Chuckles ] But now you know… that I’m willing to break the rules — for you. Oh, this — this is so decadent and not like me at all.

[ Chuckles ] Are you talking about the dessert? The dessert. Being the last people in the restaurant. Keeping the waiter late.

[ Chuckles ] What? Are you all done? You don’t want any more? Yeah. I want more. I’m cutting back on my hours at work so I can spend more time with you here at the hospital.

[ Monitor beeping ] And I know how eager that you are to get home, but I think we both need to face the fact that your recovery is going to be a process.

[ Beeping continues ] Your prognosis hasn’t been determined yet, and we just don’t know so many things. We don’t know if you’ve lost the use of your legs in the short term… or maybe longer. But either way, we’re going to adapt. You sound like you have some very specific thoughts in mind. Well… as much as I love our beach house, there’s a lot of stairs in that house, and maybe it would better suit us to rent someplace that’s all one level. Then you don’t have to deal with any stairs at all. I don’t want us to give up our home. I’m just trying to plan for our future, babe.

[ Sighs ] You know — you know what we can do? Okay. We can hire a contractor. A contractor can come, and he can modify the house, and he can make it more livable for you. No. That’s not what you’re going to do. What do you mean? Look, if I’m never going to walk again — we don’t know if that’s the case, curtis — but it’s a likely possibility. And if that is the case, you’re not going to remodel our home. What you’re going to do…

[ Breathes sharply ] …Is let me go. Josslyn and i were in the park with trina the night curtis got shot. We took her to the hospital. And, look, trina’s been so worried about her father, and she’s joss’s best friend, so I just wanted to see how curtis was doing. Wow. That’s — that’s really nice of you, dex. I was convinced that you were doing something for sonny at the hospital. Falconeri, heard back on the records check on the victim. Wait here. Well, I guess you’re — uh, you’re free to go, dex. If we have any more questions, we know where to find you. Actually, you know what? This guy — guess he was from pautuck — did time at pentonville. Any of that ring a bell to you? If this mason character has been threatening you for months, especially when you knew it involved our daughter, why didn’t you come to me? I-I thought that I could handle it myself. I don’t buy it! S-sonny, I — no, this mason guy has something on you!

[ Sighs ] He has leverage! What is it? What does he know that I don’t?! What? Mason knows that I killed nikolas.

On the next “General Hospital” —

Back to the GH Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


GH cast animated GIF


B&B Transcript Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Bold & The Beautiful Transcript


B&B logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne

[ Relaxing music ]

Wyatt: I can’t believe this. Finn actually hugged sheila once her charges were dismissed. Why?

Liam: I mean, I don’t– I don’t care that– that sheila is finn’s birth mom. She shot steffy. She shot him, for god’s sake.

Wyatt: She’s insane. All right? I mean, what the hell is that guy thinking?

Liam: I don’t know, but I’m gonna find out.

Steffy: This is a nightmare. Sheila’s supposed to be in prison. How could the judge just let her go?

Finn: He said the confession wasn’t submissible because of bill’s plan.

Steffy: Oh, my god. Sheila is dangerous! She should be behind bars. You know that. Finn, tell me you know that.

Brooke: Hope!

What are you doing? Thomas is not gonna make you happy.

Hope: Were you happy… all those years that I had to scrape you up off the floor, heartbroken? Were you happy?

Brooke: Of course not, sweetheart.

Hope: I want to be with a man who wants me… and only me.

I can only ask that you keep

what you have seen here tonight

between us

while I try to figure out

my next steps

because this is my life.

Ridge: Logan.

[ Brooke sighing ] I know you’re upset. Trust me, so am I.

[ Phone chiming ]

Hope: You will be free to live your life and I will be free to live mine.

Ridge: I know you’re concerned about sheila being released from prison. I am too. But you know what we’ll do? We’ll take every precaution. She won’t get to us.

Brooke: Well, you know sheila, I mean, she always gets what she wants, right? I– I just don’t understand how the judge could set her free.

Ridge: You don’t understand? We had a confession on tape! But apparently, we didn’t get it legally, so it just got thrown out. Carter said we can’t fight it, so we won’t fight it. So, we just take care of our family. It’s all we can do.

Brooke: I am worried about the children and the grandchildren, but I’m especially worried about hope.

Hope: When I’m with you,


and you look at me…

you make me feel

like I am the only woman

in the world.

And I…

want a man

who only wants me.

Thomas: Hope?

Hope: Hi.

Thomas: Hi.

[ Hope chuckling ] Uh, something tells me you were thinking about the same thing I’ve been thinking about. The two of us, what happened.

Finn: I am just as shocked as you are that sheila was released.

Steffy: Finally. Finally, sheila was gonna pay for everything she’s done. We were certain that she was never gonna hurt us again. All I wanted to do was just come home and hold our babies, just wrap my arms around them and know, know that they are safe.

Brooke: I am very worried about hope.

Ridge: Okay. But why? This about the kiss that she planted on thomas in rome?

Brooke: In a way.

Ridge: In a way what? What are you talking about?

[ Brooke sighing ]

Brooke: I struggled whether I should tell you or not, ridge, because I am breaking a confidence. But I don’t want to keep secrets from you.

Ridge: Okay. So, then let me guess. Is this about hope’s marriage to liam? Because they’re grown people, they’re not kids anymore. It was one kiss. That’s all.

Brooke: Unfortunately, it was a lot more than just one kiss.

Hope: Yeah, I might have been thinking about us.

Thomas: Yeah?

Hope: Yeah. But I’m also thinking about sheila, you know, being released from prison yet again. I mean, I just– I can’t even.

Thomas: I know. It’s ridiculous and everyone seems to be in full damage control.

Hope: Yeah, well, my mom has added extra security to the house, but you know sheila. If she sets her sights on something…

Thomas: I’m gonna keep you safe.

Hope: What?

Thomas: I– I would never let anything happen to you or to douglas or to beth.

Hope: You– you mean that, don’t you?

Thomas: Of course.

Hope: Wow, that’s just, um, I don’t know. That’s just nice to hear. Guess I’ve never really truly felt protected or secure. I mean, liam made that promise, I mean, I don’t think he would– could really mean it.

Thomas: No?

Hope: No, you know, because of his feelings for your sister, which actually there is something you should know. Liam and I signed divorce papers.

Steffy: Thank you for expediting this and for the added security here and at forrester. I really appreciate it. Oh, my gosh. I can’t believe this is our life again. I’m sure sheila can’t wait to make contact with you or, god forbid, hayes. No, we– we– I– I can’t believe this isn’t behind us. I can’t believe that we have to actually worry about sheila again. And now it’s– it’s worse than ever because she is out, scot-free. And we don’t have any recourse.

Finn: Look, hey, we got the restraining order, right? I mean, we have more security than fort knox.

Steffy: It’s not enough, finn. Come on. Look, I– I know she is your birth mother, but sheila must be far away from our home and our children. We can’t have any contact with her.

Liam: There is no reason for finn to be hugging sheila like that. I mean clearly, sheila has some pull on finn, whether he wants to admit it or not. The question is how strong of a pull is this?

Wyatt: Well, I mean, she is his birth mom, right? We– we talked about this. None of this could possibly be easy for the guy. But I’m– I’m just– I’m just gonna put this out there, all right? You’ve… you’ve been through a lot lately, right? Hope kissing thomas in rome and– and–

Liam: Yeah, wait, what does this have to do with finn and sheila?

Wyatt: I’m just saying you’ve been going through a difficult time, okay? The betrayal of your wife mixed with, you know, your– your history with your ex and–

Liam: Where are you going with this?

Wyatt: Okay, the video looks bad, right? But maybe, just maybe here… could you possibly be overreacting a little? About finn hugging sheila because of your feelings for steffy?

[Bones cracking]

Brooke: There’s something I haven’t told you yet, and I’m sorry I haven’t done that, but I– I did just recently find out myself.

Ridge: Find out what?

Brooke: You know how hope and thomas have been working closely together. And, uh, even before they went to rome, I suspected that she was developing some kind of feelings for him. And it turns out that I was right.

Ridge: We know that they kissed in rome and that’s it.

Brooke: Apparently, they took their relationship to the next level. I found them in bed together, ridge.

Thomas: So, you had the papers drawn up and not liam.

Hope: Yes. Look, I don’t really want to get into the details about it. I just– I’m trying to not dwell on it and move forward and–

Thomas: I– I understand, I mean, what you’ve been going through is heartbreaking. You and liam were together for a long time.

Hope: Yeah, I just– I hate that beth is going to have to grow up now in a household with her parents separated. I mean, I went through that and I never wanted that for her.

Thomas: You know, hope, uh, divorce papers are not… you can still put your family back together. And no one really knows what happened between you and me except for you and me and well, brooke, but still, yeah. You could work things out with liam.

Hope: Thank you for saying that, thomas. It– it does mean a lot, but frankly, liam didn’t want to work things out. He made his feelings very clear. He could not forgive what happened in rome. He couldn’t forgive that and– and he didn’t try to fight for our marriage. Those words, “I want a divorce,” just came out of his mouth so quickly and so easily and I just– I had to stop and ask myself why? Why it was so easy for him to walk away?

Thomas: I mean, I– I– I don’t understand it. I don’t understand how liam could walk away from you so easily.

Hope: Well, that’s because he was done with our life together and because he wants what he had before. He wants his life with steffy.

Finn: Hey, I, um, I need to get to the hospital. You gonna be okay?

Steffy: Yeah, yeah, I just had to finalize a few things before a conference call.

Finn: Okay. Look, hey, I love you, right? There is nothing more important to me than our family. We’re gonna– we’re gonna get through this.

Steffy: Yeah. Yeah, as long as sheila stays away from you, our children, and me, we’ll be just fine.

Liam: Are you kidding me right now? You’re– you’re gonna– you’re gonna look at this video and you’re gonna tell me I’m overreacting. Did we not– did we not just–

Wyatt: I said it looks bad. It looks bad.

Liam: Okay, it looks bad.

Wyatt: I’m just saying, are you maybe reading into this situation because of your feelings for steffy? And– and therefore, anything that finn does is– is bad.

Liam: Dude, this is not “anything” finn does. It– it’s the hugging a murderous psychopath part I got a problem with. Listen, maybe– maybe finn is having some confusing feelings right now. I don’t care. Here’s what’s not confusing, sheila tried to kill steffy. Kelly almost lost her mother. I almost lost her.

Wyatt: I know, but don’t you think you might be being overprotective of steffy?

Liam: Over– overprotect– I’m being protective. I’m just being protective and you’re damn right I’m gonna be protective when it comes to kelly and steffy. I am not– I am not going to let finn drag that woman back into all our lives. Mlb chooses t-mobile for business for 5g solutions…

Ridge: You found hope and thomas in bed together. How?

Brooke: Okay, remember when I went over to talk to thomas, to reassure him that I knew that kiss was not on his initiative, but on my daughter’s? Well, I drove up to his house and I saw my daughter’s car there and then I went to knock on the door. Nobody answered, so I went in. I called for thomas a couple of times. And then I noticed my daughter’s purse on the couch and there was muffled voices going on upstairs. So, I was worried. I ran up there.

Ridge: And you found them together.

Brooke: Yeah, that was, uh– that was the last thing I expected to see.

Ridge: Does liam know?

Brooke: My daughter just said she’s capable of making her own decisions. She’ll do what she wants and she didn’t want anybody to know, ridge. She didn’t want me to tell you. But what am I gonna do? I can’t keep secrets from you. Especially because this is something to do with your son.

Ridge: I appreciate, thank you. But that’s what I’m worried about now, thomas sliding back to obsessing over hope just because she’s unhappy in her marriage.

Brooke: So, you think hope did this because she’s upset her marriage is ending?

Ridge: I don’t know why she did what she did. I don’t know. And what do you think? Do you– do you think she really has feelings for thomas?

Thomas: How are you holding up with all this?

Hope: I’m not going to lie. It’s pretty painful to watch my marriage come to an end, but I am appreciative of how thoughtful and considerate you’ve been about all of it. But, I also don’t want you to think that I’ve forgotten about what we shared because, um, it’s kind of pretty much all that I’ve been thinking about.

Thomas: Me too.

Hope: I mean, I’ve– I have a lot of pretty complicated and conflicting things happening inside of me, but… I am sure about one thing.

Wyatt: I know how much you will always love steffy, okay?

Liam: Well, yeah, duh, that’s a no-brainer. I mean, we were married, we share a daughter. She’s had a huge impact on my life and– and who I became as a person. I mean, yeah, of course I love her. I’ll always love her, I– god, I remember the first time I…

steffy! Hey, steffy!

One, two.

One, two. One, two. One, two.

Come on. Come on. Come on. You know, I’ve saved her life once before. I’m not gonna lose her now because of sheila.

[ Steffy sighing ]

[ Kettle whistling ]

[ Steffy sighing ]

[ Door creaks open ]

[ Door shuts closed ]

[ Steffy panting ]

[ Bird cawing ]

Steffy: Sheila? Is that you? Sheila!

Back to the B&B Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page

B&B cast animated GIF

Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


Y&R logo


Recap written by Eva

Nate is CEO while Victoria and Nikki are on a business trip. Victor makes it clear that a non-Newman will never be CEO of Newman Enterprises so he shouldn’t even think about it.

Billy warns Nate he will always look out for Victoria.

Nick and Nate have another argument and Nick warns Nate not to test him.

Sally asks both Adam and Nick for advice on whether she should accept Victoria’s job offer and they both think Victor offered her the job so he can keep an eye on her. Sally decides to take the job if Chloe approves of it.

Jack and Diane ask Billy to stage an argument with him, so Ashley and Tucker think he is angry enough with Jack to betray him. Billy will then give Tucker and Ashley false information about Jabot.

Jack asks Diane to marry him at the justice of the peace, and they can have a proper wedding in September.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


Y&R cast animation

Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps


Y&R logo


Recap written by Eva

Tucker tells Phyllis that Carson is safely hidden away. Tucker also tells Phyllis he can’t trust her anymore and she will have to do something for him to earn his trust again.

Phyllis turns down Adam’s offer to be the head of the IT department for Adustus.

Sally tells Victor’s she will consider his offer to create a design division for Newman Enterprises.

Ashley and Jack declare war on each other for Jabot. Jack calls Billy so he can meet with him to discuss his and Diane’s plan to stop Ashley.

Back to the Daytime Recaps Page


Y&R cast animation

Y&R Best Lines Friday, July 21, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Audra: Thank you.

Summer: You really are something else.

Audra: Thank you.

Summer: It’s not a compliment. I’m just curious. Is kyle another random hookup to you or did you have your sights set on my husband and his money before you even knew that I had moved out?


Summer: The other woman is calling me tacky.

Audra: Hm. I’m not sure the other woman really fits me. And, um, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I have my own money, thank you, so it wasn’t Kyle’s financial assets that attracted me to him. Why are you torturing yourself this way? I mean, why does it matter how Kyle and I started?

Summer: It matters because Kyle and I are still married.

Audra: Technically, sure, okay, but I don’t see anything I do affects the bigger picture. You know, Kyle is a grown man. He makes his own decisions. Or– or is that something new?

Summer: What is that supposed to mean?

Audra: Summer, you’re trying to pin this all on me, okay? So– so you must clearly think that kyle can be controlled and manipulated, and maybe that’s the real issue. You know, Kyle has free will and if he wanted to be with you, girl, he would be, and yet, here you are, all on your own.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

Y&R Best Lines Thursday, July 20, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Diane: Good morning.

Ashley: And to you.

Diane: Nice jeans.

Ashley: Nice, um, shoes. Mrs. Martinez made muffins. Fresh out the oven if you want one in the kitchen.

Diane: Well, that’s very kind of you to let me know.

Ashley: Of course. Busy day?

Diane: It is. And– and you?

Ashley: I think it’s gonna be a really good day.

Diane: Is it?

Ashley: Mm-hmm. Did you hear the news?

Diane: Well, I’ve heard a lot of news. Um, let’s see, there’s a city council election coming up. A sale at Fenmore’s. Oh. Oh, that’s right. There’s a possible thunderstorm moving in.

Ashley: Actually, the biggest storm of all has already landed. Well, Phyllis is back. I’m sure you heard.


Tucker: Sweet mystery of life. All right, ladies, let’s lay some ground rules. Biting, scratching, hair pulling, those are all legal.

Diane: Nice try, tucker, but I’m not going to give you the satisfaction of a cat fight.

Tucker: Hmm. All right, you– you take the first shot.

Diane: You know, I don’t– I don’t think any– any shots are needed.

[ Diane sighing ] Welcome home. You’re looking fabulous.

Phyllis: Thank you very much, Diane.

Diane: Yeah. When I first found out what you did, I was furious, but not surprised. You know, the truth is that you and I were victims of similar circumstances. We both fell prey to jeremy stark. And he had the power to make people sink to their absolute lowest level and make the absolute worst decisions.

Phyllis: Well, that is true.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

Y&R Best Lines Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Nick: Let’s focus on the present instead of rehashing previous indiscretions.

Victoria: Nothing changes, Nick.

Nick: Neither does the argument, so let’s switch things up.

Victoria: You’re suddenly on Adam’s side?

Nick: No. I’m on the side of accepting reality and trying to make things work.

Victor: Your sister seems to think that it’ll only work under her terms.

Victoria: He is a spoiled, rotten brat. He needs a strong hand to guide him, which is why I think it’s a great idea to send Nicholas over to Adustus to keep an eye on him.

Victor: I run this company, as I’ve just made clear to all of you.


Victoria: Well, I am making the active choice to go along with this deal. And if you can’t do that, you should say so now.

Nick: Well, of course, you’re okay with it, because it works out to your advantage. But I know Adam doesn’t want to go along with this, and I’m not happy. What am I supposed to do with that?

Victor: You’ll get over it.

[ Nick laughing ]

Nick: Of course, I will. I’ll get over it for the family. Newman family unity, right?

Victor: Newman family unity. It’ll be achieved, even if I have to force it.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

Y&R Best Lines Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Audra: Just– I’m waiting to hear from nate. Um, there’s something’s going on with the Newmans and just curious to know what he found out.

Kyle: Oh. Got it. Fun time’s over. Your mind’s back to work.

Audra: Uh, well, um… it’s what I do, kyle. It’s who I am.

[ Kyle chuckling ]

Kyle: Look… not complaining.

Audra: Good, because work time and play time are two very separate things for me.

Kyle: Oh, are they? I’ll keep that in mind.

Audra: But you should know that I do give 1,000% to each of them. Better?

Kyle: Hmm. Much.

Audra: Good.

[ Kyle sighing ]

Kyle: You know, I’m still technically a member of the Newman family, so, maybe I can ask around and see what’s going on.

Audra: Um, that’s sweet of you and um… I might take you up on that offer down the road, but I think Nate has this one under control.


Kyle: We’re not quite at the spending the night stage yet.

Audra: Mm, nope.

Kyle: Plus, I have a little boy who likes to wake up bright and early for breakfast.

Audra: I’m sure he’s a cutie, just like his daddy.

Kyle: I really am, aren’t I?

Audra: Uh, you know, I like that you’re not, um… clingy.

Kyle: Uh, should I be taking notes?

Audra: Um… I– you know, I’m going to keep you posted of any new developments with Newman Media.

Kyle: Okay.

Audra: Oh, and by the way, can you, hm, please try to be a little bit more discreet with your text messages?


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation

Y&R Best Lines Monday, July 17, 2023

Y&R logo


Best Lines provided by Eva

Chance: Hey! Oh, no. Am I too late? I see you’re closing up.

Sharon: Good eye, detective.

Chance: Yeah, well, I understand if you wanna turn me away, but I’ve just come from booking Phyllis.

[ Sharon gasping ]

Sharon: You finally caught her?

Chance: No. She came in on her own. I figured you’d be interested.

Sharon: Are you kidding me? For that, I will keep the place open.

Chance: [ Laughs ] All right.



Adam: Nick, I haven’t decided anything, okay? I’m not even sure it’s a good idea.

Nick: From no angle is this a good idea. Have you forgotten how many times over the years you have put Sharon though hell?

Adam: How is this any of your business, nick? Or is it all just part of a, “hey, let me show my brother what an ass I think he is?” I mean, shouldn’t you be with sally right now, helping her heal?

Nick: Sally’s strong. She is resilient. She doesn’t need me hovering to help her with her issues. She knows I will be there for her as much as she needs me.

Adam: But your ex is defenseless and needs you to save her from the big, bad wolf, is that it?

Nick: Stop, Adam, just stop it. This is not about the women in our lives. As usual, this is about us. Why is it that we can’t trust each other? Why is it that we can’t remain civil with one another for longer than five minutes? I mean, why do we even try? Let’s just quit pretending. Let’s just stop forcing this issue of us being brothers.


Back to the Y&R Best Lines Page

Back to the main Y&R Page

Y&R cast animation