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[ Soft dramatic music ]

Harris: Hey, you.

Ava: Hey.

Harris: Um, missed you at breakfast, and you’ve missed out on my news.

Ava: Oh,  it good news.

Harris: Well, after I told Dr. Evans about your visions of Susan. She, uh– she agreed to help you.

Ava: Did she?

Harris: Well, I thought you’d be more excited.

Ava: Yeah, look, I really appreciate you going to bat for me, Harris. I– just, I changed my mind. I don’t want to talk about Susan Banks. I would just prefer to forget that she ever existed.

[ footsteps approaching ]

EJ: Mother? [ Gasps] Oh, I can’t believe this! [ Laughing ]

[ Susan squeals ]

EJ: My God, I’ve missed you so much!

[ Both laughing ]

Susan: You know what? Have you, son? Hmm? For real?

EJ: Of course. Wh– What do you mean?

Susan: Well, you know, you don’t seem terribly upset that– uh, about my sticking untimely death. Yeah? I mean, you were all cuddled up there on that couch, sleeping like a baby.  [ Laughs ]

EJ: What?

[ Dramatic musical sting ]

[ somber music ]

EJ: [ Sighs ]

Brady: Theresa.

Theresa: Brady, you will never believe the fight I had. I was sitting next to this five-year-old who may or may not have been an actual, real life gremlin. I mean, the kid was throwing an epic tantrum for three hours straight. I swear, I thought I was going to have to give him one of my sleeping pills.

Brady: Yeah, I don’t– I don’t understand.

Theresa: Well, it was a joke, Brady. I wouldn’t drug a kid.

Brady: No,No. No– I don’t understand what you’re doing here. Why are you in Salem?

Marlena: Thanks.

John: Okay, so what’s this new case you have for us? [ Chuckles ]

Marlena: Well, I met a very interesting man at the hospital today.

John: And how interesting are we talking about?

Marlena: Oh, stop. He’s in his 90s.

John: [ Laughs ] Okay. All right. Go on.

Marlena: Well, he was– he was found wandering on the side of the road. And after Kayla had checked him out, she asked if I would take a look at him.

John: Mm hmm.

Steve: And how’d he seem?

Marlena: He, um– well, his cognitive skills are quite good. But his long- and short-term memory, um… well, almost nonexistent. He’s not exactly sure of his own identity.

John: Yeah, I been there.

Steve: So, I’m guessing you want us to figure out who he is.

Marlena: Yes. And also try to figure out who his long-lost son is.

Julie: Excuse me, is that seat taken?

Joe: It is now.

Julie: Thank you.  Ah. Well, my husband stubbed his toe on the coffee table. So, we thought we’d better get an X-ray to make sure it’s not broken. Uh, his toe, not the coffee table.

Joe: [ Laughs ]

Julie: So now I have all this paperwork.

Joe: Yeah, I’ve been waiting for some tests myself. Seems to be a backup.

Julie: Well, I’m sure we can keep each other company while we’re waiting. I’m Julie Williams.

Joe: Nice to meet you, Julie Williams.

Julie: And you are?

Joe: Well, right now, that seems to be the million dollar question.

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

Joe: And since I can’t remember who I am, everybody around here is calling me Mr. Doe.

Julie: I see. Well, I’m so sorry you’re suffering from memory loss. Do you have any idea what caused this?

Joe: Not really. Dr. Johnson says it may be from an old head injury or some kind.  Evidently, I got a really bad scar on the back of my noggin here.

Julie: Do you know what might have caused that?

Joe: No. I’m telling everybody I fought off a grizzly bear. Makes me sound kind of edgy and cool, you know.

Julie: Gee, you remind me of my Uncle Tommy. You look like you might be about the same age.

Joe: Is your Uncle Tommy cool and edgy?

Julie: Not so you’d notice. But he did suffer from memory loss, also.

Joe: Well, how?

Julie: Well, he served in Korea. He was wounded. He had to have plastic surgery. Whole new face. And he came home and just had no idea who he was.

Joe: Huh. Something about that story sounds familiar to me.

Julie: Why should it?

Joe: Maybe I’m your Uncle Tommy.

Marlena: While I was talking to him, he talked about trying to find his son. He’d had a dream about it and then he just began walking.

Steve: Walking from where?

Marlena: He wasn’t sure. He said he had some memories of a farm.

John:  A farm? 90, walking… Maybe from somewhere around Brookville. That’s the nearest rural area, right?

Marlena: That’s what I thought, but that didn’t sound familiar to him.

John: Well, Doc, we’d be happy to help the guy out, but to be honest with you, we don’t have a whole lot to go on here.

Marlena: There is one other thing. Mr. Doe said when he was trying so hard to get back to his son, he remembered that there was a lot of fighting going on.

Steve: Fighting? What kind of fighting?

Marlena: He didn’t say.

Steve: Huh.

John: Well, just a guess here, but it kind of sounds to me he might have been off fighting in a war somewhere.

Harris: I thought you wanted to talk to Dr. Evans. What– what changed?

Ava: I’m just– I’m thinking it just might all be a huge waste of time. You know, and look, I haven’t had a vision of Susan since yesterday, so maybe it’s over.

Susan: Oh, don’t be such an itty-bitty scaredy kitty. Ava, you need to tell the truth.

Ava: About what?

Harris: Ava.

Ava: Just tell me what you want me to say.

Susan: Well, isn’t it obvious, sister? You need to tell the truth about the accident.

Xander: Oh, hey, Chloe, darling. I, I assume you’re still visiting with Nicole. I was just wondering if maybe we could, you know, grab dinner in The Square afterwards and start discussing our wedding. You know, maybe talk about some potential datest. The– the guest list… Oh, for the record, Phillip is not invited. Okay, love you. Very smooth, Xander. Didn’t sound insecure about Philip at all.

[ Knock at door ]

[ Suspenseful music

Xander: What are you doing here?

Theresa: Oh, wow, you sure know how to make a girl feel welcomed.

Brady: Oh, okay. I didn’t, I didn’t mean it to sound unfriendly. I’m just wondering why all of a sudden you’re here at my doorstep.

Theresa: Isn’t it obvious? Look, I’m here to pay my respects to Victor. I mean, he’s our son’s great-grandfather.

Brady: No, I know. Um, I assume you didn’t bring Tate.

Theresa: No, no, he had school. I didn’t want him to miss class, so I came alone, for the funeral.

Brady: Right. But why? Theresa, you– you and my grandfather were never really that close at all.

Theresa: Sure. I mean, we had a scratchy relationship, but… Victor and I really had a tender breakthrough when I left with El Fideo to protect you and Tate.

[ Dramatic music ]

Victor: I hope you can get enough on El Fideo to put him behind bars. 

Theresa: Me, too.This is the only way my family, not that you care. Sorry.

Victor: Actually, I’m very proud of what you’re doing.

Theresa: [ Laughs tearfully ] Okay. Who are you and what have you done to Victor Kiriakis?

Victor: I mean it. Brady would feel the same way if he knew what you were doing to your family.

Theresa: No, he can’t know.

Victor: You’ve come a long way, Jeannie Theresa. And I want you to know no matter what happens, we’ll always consider you a part of the Kiriakis family.

Theresa: [ Sobs ]

Victor: [ Speaking Greek] Eláte píso se emás.  That means: come back to us.

Theresa: When I finally escaped from Mexico, Victor wanted you and me to be together.

Brady: That’s because he would have chosen just about anybody besides Eve. A rabid possum would have been more preferable to him.

Theresa: [ Laughs ]  Yeah.  e sure did hate my sister, didn’t he?

Brady: Yeah, he did. That’s also why he advised you to keep quiet about Chloe when you and Xander left her stranded in Mexico with El Fideo.

Theresa: Brady, that was– No, that was all Xander’s decision, okay? I had nothing to do with that. I didn’t– Wh– Xander’s the entire reason why you and I aren’t together, and… [ Sighs] Brady, I will always hate him for that.

Xander: Whoa, what th– what’s all this, then?

EJ: I’ve been thinking about my mother a lot lately, about what a wonderful and loving person she was, how much I miss her, and about how for far too long I’ve allowed her murder to go unavenged.

Xander: EJ, I understand what happened to her was a terrible tragedy, I know you’re hurting right now, but that was not my fault.  That was all Ava!  She’s the one who drove Susan off that cliff. If anyone deserves to die for what happened, it’s her.

EJ: I agree with you.

Xander: You do?

EJ: Yes, I do. Which is why I want you to kill her.

Ava: What, what do you mean, tell the truth? -I- I don’t understand. Are you talking about the night that I drove the car off the road?

Susan: Yes, of course I am. Why else would I be here?

Ava: I already told them the truth. I- I- I told them that I drove it off the road. It’s not a secret.

Harris: Ava, are you seeing Susan again?

Ava: Yeah, she’s– She’s… she’s gone.

Harris: What’d she say this time?

Ava: She keeps telling me to- to tell the truth, that I– that I’m lying about the night of the accident, but I swear to you, I don’t know what she was talking about.

Harris: Hey, you cannot do this on your own. You can’t. You should talk to Dr. Evans. I can call her right now. Just say the word.

Steve: You know, I think John is on to something. If our Mr. Doe was fighting in a war, it could explain why he was separated from his son.

John: Well, you know, if he did serve, the military would have his fingerprints on file.

Marlena: Could you access those?

John: Sure, just get his prints right up through the database.

Marlena: So sorry. Oh, oh, I’m sorry, it’s an… Gotta take this. Dr. Evans? Yes, Harris. Oh, alright, uh, uh, tell her I will be right there. Thanks. Um, I’m sorry, I’ve got to go out to, uh, to Bayview. Is it alright if I, uh, tell Kayla that you might be trying to help out our Mr. Doe?

Steve: Well, I can talk to her about that later. I think right now we can figure out another way to crack this thing.

Marlena: Alright, thanks. He’s such a darling man, my goodness. I’d like to help him track down his son.

John: Don’t worry about it, Doc. Black Patch is on the case. [ Chuckles ]

Julie: I’m sorry to disappoint you, Mr. Doe. You can’t possibly be my Uncle Tommy. Well, he passed away several years ago.

Joe: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Well, I guess, uh, the search for my identity is going to have to continue along with my search for my son.

Julie: You have a son?

Joe: That’s what brought me to your neck of the woods.  It’s a funny thing. I don’t remember much, but I have this feeling. He and I never met, but I just know he’s somewhere nearby.

Julie: Well, if you find your son. He’ll probably be able to help you fill in all these blanks in your life.

Joe: Mm hmm. Fingers crossed. A lot of nice people around here have offered to help me search for them, but I can’t wait to get out there and find them myself, as soon as they get that pesky CAT scan of my brain.

Julie: You know what? I have a little pull in this hospital. Why don’t I see if we can move things along?

Joe: You’d do that for me?

Julie: Well, of course I would. And I’ll check on my husband at the same time. You’ll be fine. You just sit right here, Mr. Doe.

Joe: Uncle Tommy. Korea. Why does that story sound familiar?

Doug: I don’t really need this wheelchair, you know.

Julie: I know, darling. And once we’re out of the hospital, you can dance the Shim Sham all the way to the car. But right now, there’s someone I want you to meet. Mr. Doe. This is my husband, Doug Williams. And this is a gentleman, currently known as Mr. Doe.

Doug: Mr. Doe. Pleased to meet you, sir.

Joe: Likewise.

Julie: Uh, Dr. Johnson said she’s going to send an orderly for you, or escort you to the, uh, tests.

Joe: Oh, thank you so much. You have a lovely and kind wife.

Doug: Oh, no argument there. What about you? Are you married, sir?

Joe: As a matter of fact, now that you mention it, I am. I have a wife.

[ Doug chuckles ]

Steve: Well, Brookville PD has no missing persons reports that match our Mr. Doe.

John: Of course not. It would have been too easy.

Steve: Well, you know what? We can keep checking, uh, nearby towns, huh? If he was walking and it took him a couple of days, I’d give it a radius of, say, 30 miles?

John: Mm hmm. Maybe we can narrow it down even more. If he was a veteran, maybe he was being treated at a VA hospital.

Steve: Well, look at you, Poker Face.

John: Nearest VA hospital. Got it. Hello, this is John Black. I’m a private detective. I got a question for you. I was wondering if you have had any patients that have come up missing in the last couple days or so? I see. And what could you tell me about him?

Marlena: So when you see Susan, she tells you that you’re not being honest about what happened the night that she was killed.

Ava: Yeah, but I don’t know why. I feel like I’ve told the whole story.

Marlena: Well, maybe there’s something deep in your subconscious. Um, you know, we could– we could try hypnosis if you want to see what might be there.

Ava: Let’s give it a shot.

Marlena: Okay. You’ll have to excuse us.

Harris: Oh, yeah, of course. Good luck. You got this.

Ava: Thanks.

Xander: You want me to shoot Ava?

EJ: It’s about justice, Xander. Redemption. I’m giving you the opportunity to make up for what you did to my mother.  Look, I know I’m asking a lot of you. Which is why I’m willing to pay handsomely for it.

Xander: Look, EJ, I’m just… I’m not comfortable with any of this. I-I…

EJ: Do all those zeros alleviate your concerns?

Brady: Look, Theresa, I’m no fan of Xander’s, okay? But I think it’s a little unfair to blame him for our breakup. You weren’t exactly completely honest with me.

Theresa: Okay. Yes, fine. I’ll admit that my lies damaged our relationship.

Brady: Yeah, and then you escalated things by suing for full custody of Tate. Which is why my grandfather turned on you again.

Theresa: Sure, yeah, Victor could be mercurial, but bottom line is, Brady, he knew you and I were good together, and he was right. We had something special.

Brady: We did, a while ago.

Theresa: Come on, Brady. Come on. After all these years apart, you know, I still think about you. And about us, and about what could have been.

Brady: Theresa, I don’t think that–

[ dramatic music ]

[ dramatic music ]

Brady: No, no, no, no. No, no, no, no. God, God, what are– what are we doing? This is a bad idea. It’s not a good idea, it’s a bad idea.

Theresa: Brady… Brady, I’m single. From what I hear, you’re not with Chloe anymore, or Kristenha tnk God, and… Is there someone else?

Brady: No.

Theresa: Well, then I think maybe it’s the perfect time for us to give our relationship another shot. What do you say?

Doug: [ Chuckles ] You, you forgot that you had a wife?

Joe: Yeah I… No wedding ring. Can’t remember her name. But I can– I can picture her face.

Julie: Mr. Doe is currently suffering from memory loss.

Doug: I see. Uh, for a while there I had trouble remembering things myself. Turns out that I had been possessed by the devil.

Joe: [ Laughs ] Haven’t heard that one before.

Julie: Oh my dear, just stick around Salem. You’ll hear a lot of amazing things.

Doug: Do you think your wife is looking for you?

Joe: Ah, I hope so. Because I have a feeling… I- I think I loved her very much.

John: Thanks for agreeing to see us, Mr. Dugan.

Dugan: Of course. I’m so relieved to hear that Mr. Bell is alright.

John: Mm-hm.

Dugan: You said he’s at Salem University Hospital?

Steve: Yeah, that’s right. And from what we understand, he’s in pretty good shape. He’s just confused about who he is.

Dugan: He’s been dealing with memory loss for quite some time.  We suspect it stems from an old head injury he suffered during the war.

John: You said his last name is Bell?

Dugan: Yes, Joseph Bell. We kept trying to remind him, but it never seems to stick.

Steve: You have any idea where he’s originally from? He must have a home somewhere.

Dugan: I’m afraid we’ve been unable to track that down. He was only transferred here a couple months ago. He’s apparently been in the system for decades. But, with his memory the way it is, we don’t know much about him.

John: Nothing to go on in his military files.

Dugan: Every time he’s gone somewhere new, it’s like they start from scratch. His entire life history is locked up somewhere in his brain. We just don’t know how to reach it.

Marlena: Let’s go back to the night that Susan died. Tell me what you remember. Tell me what happened right before the car went off the road.

Ava: I was trying to escape from EJ. But he was right on my tail, so I sped up.

Susan: Oh, no!

Ava: Oh, my God. Here’s a tip, Susan. Don’t startle the person with the gun.

Susan: Well, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, but I- I-I just realized that I lost my lucky hat. We have to go back right now.

Ava: Are you freaking kidding me? Here’s another bit of advice for you. Keep your mouth shut, or you’re going to lose your unlucky head, too.

Ava: Everything was happening so fast. I just couldn’t think straight.  And Charlie was there, and he was… hounding me, he was telling me what I needed to do next. And Susan, Susan, she just… She kept yammering on about that stupid hat of hers.

Marlena: What happened next?

Ava: I told her to shut up.

Ava: Just shut up, okay? Shut up, I am trying to think!

Susan: I didn’t say anything! Geez.  No, I’ll stay shut up, but um, just please, please Miss Vitali, please just keep your eyes on this crippled road. I mean, it would be horrible if we get to an accident. It would be terrible, terrible.

Ava: Damn you, EJ.

Ava: EJ. He just kept, kept getting closer. And I couldn’t shake him. And Charlie– Charlie kept– he kept taunting me. He kept telling me that I– I knew what I needed to do next.

[ grunting] [ screaming ]

In the car, it just– it went flying off the cliff. And I barely got out in time before it hit, but– I don’t know, I– I must have– I must have gotten knocked out because– then everything just… It goes black.

Marlena: But you regained consciousness. What happened then?

Ava: I’m lying on the ground. And I– I– I can see the car. Just– there’s smoke and– and– and flames…. they’re everywhere.  I know it’s gonna explode so I– I force myself to get up and I just– I run away.

Marlena: What about Susan? Susan was there. What happened to her?

[ somber music ]

Xander: [ Exhales ] Forget it. No amount of money’s worth another death on my conscience. After your mother died, I was plagued with horrible nightmares. I still am.

EJ: Yeah, we have that in common, which is why I’m doing this. Because I won’t be able to rest easy until I avenge my mother’s death.

Xander: Look, I feel terrible about what happened to– to Susan, EJ.  I’m so sorry. She didn’t deserve it.

[ tense music ]

EJ: Then do something about it, then, damn it. Because my mother will not be able to rest in peace until Ava pays for what she did. You owe it to my mother to help me.

Xander: I’ve got you all figured out, Junior. You want me to get rid of Ava for you, and then you’re gonna make sure that I take the fall. Two birds, one stone, right?

EJ: If you give me what I want, I’ll have no reason to double-cross you.

Xander: You’ve got plenty of reasons. You might not want to kill me, but you definitely want me to pay.  Get the hell out of here.

EJ: Fine. But as I said before, I’ve let my mother’s death go unavenged for far too long.  It’s time for you and Ava to pay the price.

Harris: So, how did– how’d it go?

Ava: Didn’t remember anything new. [ Chuckles ]

Marlena: I’m going to consult with her doctors here. Maybe talking to the people that she’s used to will help her remember more. I’m sorry I couldn’t do more for you.

Ava: Thanks, Dr. Evans. I really do appreciate your kindness.

Marlena: My pleasure.

Harris: I’ll walk you out.

Brady: Theresa, now, come on. You want to jump back into a relationship with me just like that? Have you forgotten how toxic we were at times? Have you forgotten how much we hurt each other?

Theresa: Yeah, yeah, but the good times outweighed the bad, right? I mean, come on, Brady, don’t you remember that makeshift wedding we had in our bedroom?

Brady: Yeah.

Theresa: It wasn’t official, but it was the most romantic night of my entire life.

Brady: Theresa, I’m gonna– I’m gonna be very clear with you. I don’t want to go back down that road with you. Not now, not ever, okay?

Theresa: Brady.

Brady: Theresa, you should go. Please go.

Theresa: [ Sobs ]

Brady: [ Sighs ]

Joe: Well, obviously you two are very much in love. How long have you been married?

Doug: Over 50 years.

Joe: Oh, that’s impressive these days. Bet you have some great memories.

Julie: Oh, more than you can count. We used to own a club together.

Joe: Oh!

Julie: It was called Doug’s Place.

Joe: Catchy name.

Julie: And my darling husband sang there.

Joe: No kid– You sang? That’s fantastic. I used to sing all the time.

Julie: Oh, were you a professional?

Joe: Oh, no. But I just loved to listen to radio and sing along. You know, I can remember some of the classics, like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and…

Julie: Gershwin, Ira Gershwin.

Joe: George Gershwin. George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

Julie: Yeah. The brothers.

Joe: I remember those two.

Doug: Well, see, if you remember this song. I’m discontented with homes that are rented, so I have invented my own. Darling, this place is a lover’s oasis, where life’s weary chase is unknown.

[ Laughters ]

Joe: I love that song. I used to dance for my wife. Would you mind if I dance with your wife a minute?

Doug: Be my guest.

Julie: Oh, my goodness, I’d be delighted.

Joe: Let’s go.

Doug: All right, let’s all sing together. I’ll do the pickups.

Julie: Okay.

Doug: Oh honey, picture you

All: Upon my knee tea for two, and two for tea, me for you and you for me alone…

Doug: Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

All: Nobody near us, to see us, or hear us. No friends or relations on weekend vacations. We won’t have it known dear, but we own a telephone.

Doug: Two, Three, Four…

Julie: Dear!

All: Day will break, and I’ll awake, and start to bake, a sugar cake, for me to take, for all the boys to see,

Doug: Three, four,

Doug and Julie: Five, six, seven, eight!

All: We will make a family, A boy for you and a girl for me, Oh, can’t you see, how happy we would be?

Doug: Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Yah!

[ Laughter ]

Doug: Yes, we did it. We did it.

John: Well, I’m just assuming here that, uh, Mr. Bell doesn’t have any family that you know about that you can contact.

Dugan: None on record.

Steve: You know, John’s wife said he talked about trying to find his son. You know anything about that?

Dugan: He’s brought it up often. But he was pretty fuzzy with the details. We weren’t even sure if it was based in reality.

John: Yeah, yeah, well, I can understand that. So, anything else you can tell us?

Dugan: Obviously, I can’t share his medical history with you. But this folder contains information about his service that’s publicly available. His only belongings are his dog tags. Feel free to look them over. I just need to run down the hall for a minute.  Be right back.

John: Thanks again, Mr. Dugan.  Well, our Mr. Bell did serve in the Korean War. It also looks…My God, I don’t believe this.

Julie: [ Claps ] Gentlemen, thank you. Thank you for the song and the dance, and I can’t remember when I’ve had so much fun.

Joe: Same here. Although I can’t remember much. You have a lovely voice, Doug, and your wife, she can cut a rug.

Julie: Oh, boy.

Doug: As can you, Mr. Doe. That was very entertaining.

Julie: Well, fellas, I’m sure we could sing and dance the day and night away, but I really do have to get my husband home.

Joe: Of course. Look, I really enjoyed meeting you both.

Doug: Well, thank you. Same here. And I hope you find out eventually what your real name is.

Joe: Thank you, Doug.

Julie: And I hope you find your son.

Joe: Oh, thank you. You know, for some reason I feel like I’m gonna get some answers pretty soon.

Steve: What is it, John?

John: Joseph Bell. He served in the same unit as my biological father.

Steve: Are you sure?

John: Oh, hell, yeah. After we ran it with Timothy Robichiuax, AKA Yo Ling, I gathered as much information on my dad as I could, and this is definitely the same unit.

Steve: Well, now, there’s a coincidence. That must mean they knew each other, right?

John: Well, I guess we’re about to find out.

Brady: Theresa’s out of her mind. We’re not right for each other. Never have been.

Brady: Theresa. No. Do you take me to be your unlawfully wedded husband?

Theresa: [ Chuckles ]

Brady: I’m never gonna let you go.

Theresa: Yeah? Well you damn well better not. Because I plan on holding on to you until death do us part.

Brady: [ Sighs ]

[ Theresa cries]

Xander: Theresa.

[ Suspenseful music ]

[ Phone beeps ]

EJ: It’s me. I have a job for you. I want you to kill Ava Vitale.

Harris: [ Sighs ] Uh, I’m sorry, that was a bust.

Ava: It wasn’t a bust. I lied to Marlena.

Harris: Wh– what– what are you talking about?

Ava: I remember everything now. Susan Banks is alive.

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