Days Transcript Monday, October 16, 2023

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Good morning, love. Thanks for letting me sleep in so late. I was up until about 3 a. m. dealing with that miserable PR crisis. You were dead asleep when I came to bed last night, so we didn’t get to end the night the way we usually do, but maybe we can start the day

that way. I wasn’t. Expecting to come face to face with Susan Banks, alive. You saw her? I just know. Must be such a huge weight off of your shoulders knowing that you aren’t a killer after all. I’m just so glad she made it. I spent so with guilt over what happened to her. Which I’m sure shocks you since you think I have no conscience that I’m a terrible person.

I don’t think that’s it. I never thought that. It was just, with everything that happened, or what I thought had happened,

I was just afraid to let you back into my life. But now, am.

I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.

This whole thing has just got me so emotional. I’m, I’m so sorry. I know that you’re with Chloe. No, I’m not. Chloe’s moving back to New York with Phillip. She and I are over. But that doesn’t change anything between you and me, Sarah, I, my God, you tried to deprive me of being a father to my own child. You did everything in your power to keep the truth about my daughter from me.

And I regret that now. Maria

is, she is just as much a part of you as she is me, and depriving you of our beautiful baby. It was, it was, it was so terribly unfair. I know that now. I know I was wrong.

Well, I

guess we both know what it’s like to want something so much

that you’ll do anything to hold on to it.

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

Hey! Hello. Oh, hey! Hey! Oh my gosh, welcome back! Thank you, thank you. It’s good to be back. Ah, I heard that London was, uh, an adventure. Yes, yes. I still can’t believe all that happened. I mean, Susan Banks is still alive, which got my mom off the hook for murder, obviously. And not only that, my mom is doing really well now, mentally, in that they released her from Bayview.

That’s a lot to take in, right? Definitely. Yeah. Thank you. Well, um, now that your mom is free, is she going to be staying around Salem for a while? Um, she’s, I don’t think she’s made a decision yet. Uh, she just kind of wants to take a minute to catch her breath. Probably wise. Yeah, just hope that, uh… What?

What do you hope? Well, that just whatever she decides to do, it just gives her some sort of stability. You know, some peace of mind. Because after everything she’s been through the last couple of years, the last thing a mom needs is more drama.

I’ve wanted to do that for quite a while. Yeah, same here. Even though I just told my son that… My feelings for you were not romantic. I was telling Dr. Evans that my feelings for you were strictly platonic.

Well, we, we met at

the time,

right? Yeah, just at the time. Mm. So you were… You’re admitting to me that you shouldn’t have kept me in the dark about my daughter.

Yeah. Yes, I am. Sandra, it wasn’t, it wasn’t some random decision on my end. Yes, I, yes, I know that it was wrong, Mal. I, I do. But at the time, it felt completely justified. I, I mean… Charlie, you understand that, like No! No, Sarah, I don’t, because Look, I know I’ve been a screw up at times, far too many times, I’ve made some terrible decisions, but when we were together, every choice I made, good or bad, smart or stupid, I made because I loved you, and you You know that.

So how could you not know that I would also love our daughter with all my heart? I would be a good and loving father to that little girl, our little girl. Not only would I never place her in danger, I would protect her from danger with every cell of my being. Sarah, how could you not know that?

Susan Banks was being held captive by Edwin P. Crumb, her ex husband. Crumb, currently in Scotland Yard’s custody, claimed in his statement that shortly after the deadly car crash, which supposedly killed his ex wife, he received an unsolicited phone call from a person who then delivered Miss Banks to him.

Crumb denies acting in concert with this individual and claims not to know the individual’s identity. Well, Mr. Crumb, you poor stupid mook, you do speak the truth. Yes, sir. There’s no way you’d know who arranged that little reunion with B. J. DiMera’s mama. And even if Scotland Yard and Ray Fernandez and the Salem Keystone Cops put their collective pinheads together, I’d still never figure it out.

It was yours truly who accomplished that. What the hell did you accomplish, Clyde?

Chad, what’s going on? It’s nothing, I’m sorry. It’s not nothing, clearly. What’s, what, what did I do to make you pull away from me like that? It’s not you, it’s just me. I’m, I’m sorry, that sounds so cliche. Chad, it’s okay. You can tell me. What’s wrong?

It’s Abigail’s birthday today.

Oh, Chad, I’m so sorry. I forgot it was Abigail’s birthday today. That was thoughtless of me. Of course this day would be hard for you. Yeah. It’s, it’s been, um, much harder than I thought it would be. And, and what makes it even tougher is that it was about this time last year that we found out who, uh, took her from us.

That was Clyde Weston and I almost killed him and there is a part of me that still wishes I would have shot that son of a bitch when I had the chance.

Lucas, why don’t you just mosey along? Yeah, I’ll keep it moving. No problem. You’re the last person I want to cross paths with today anyway. Well, why’s that? You got another one of your Alcoholics Anonymous punch parties to host? Actually, it’s my niece Abigail’s birthday today. You remember Abigail, don’t you?

I mean, you must. You’re the one who murdered her in cold blood.

Yeah, my mom was worried, you know, when she got back from London, that they were gonna send her to Statesville or back to Bayview. But, uh, they discharged her. Which is great, but that just means that she had nowhere else to really go. Yeah, and I, I know you want to be there for her. I, I understand that. Yeah, but I can tell by the look on your face you’re not too thrilled about it.

Her staying with Wendy and me, I mean. Well, I, I have to admit that I am concerned. And so is your dad. I mean, why wouldn’t you be, given your history with my mom? But, okay, she really is doing better. I mean… She’s gotten treatment. She’s going to therapy. She seems committed to doing whatever it takes to get her life back on track.

They’re sending an OD patient into the ER. I have to go.

You know, we’ve got feelings that are more than platonic, I, um,

I’m thinking that maybe we should just, uh, Yeah, okay.

Say no more? I mean, it would be better if…

Okay, you’re right. You’re right. Just to put this… on hold. Until we get our lives back on track. Before we, uh, start. Something. Right? Right? Mm. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. We should, uh…

Just… Stay over there. Mm hmm.

Hey, Mr. Galvin, uh, you told the ER nurse that you took some pills. Tell me what exactly what they were just my regular meds, and I’m fine now. I don’t need to be here I’m not hurting anybody my concern is right now that you might be hurting yourself, okay? So we’re just gonna draw a little blood and see what’s going on with you, okay?

You’re not taking any of my blood, but I’m gonna take some of yours

Maybe maybe I should have known that in spite of all of your Screw ups as you call them That you would never actually put your own child in danger. But the truth is, I didn’t.

I shortchanged you and for that I am, I am so truly sorry. But right now, You’re shortchanging me if you’re not even going to at least try to see it from my perspective.

I didn’t, I didn’t want my daughter to grow up with a father that could end up in prison or dead and, and I could, I could never live with myself if something happened to you that affected our child. I had to protect her. Can you understand that? I suppose I can.

It’s just, when we were, the way I felt about you, Sarah, I, I just wanted you to be happy and to give you a good life and I, I can see now I got so desperate to make that happen that I, well I made the kind of terrible choices that, that caused me to lose you. The best thing that had ever happened to me, you know, the love of my life.

I loved you too, Xander.

I did.

Things were good between us. You had my whole heart. And you did make me happy. You… You made me so happy.

Don’t you know that walking away from you was the hardest thing that I have ever done?

Oh my God, what’s going on in here? Ah, I’m okay, it’s okay, it’s okay. A patient got paranoid while I was trying to draw his blood and grabbed his scalpel. Did he run off with it? No, I grabbed it from him, but not before he cut me. The cut’s not too deep though, he just missed the artery. Well, I’m sure the security will catch him.

Here, sit down and let me fix that up. God. Um, like,


I know we’re both kind of disoriented right now. Okay, I’ll speak for myself, okay? Oh, God. Look, I just… I don’t know where my life’s headed right now. You know, here I am, I’m just staying with my grown son on his couch with his girlfriend, and I just… You know, I’ve got no money, and I don’t have any idea what kind of a job I could even get.

You know, the only work experience I have, well, let’s just say the only thing on my resume is, um, Mob Princess, and I’m not really interested in that line of work anymore. Yeah? I don’t know, maybe not knowing exactly who you are, it’s um, could be a clean start. Right? An opportunity to reinvent yourself.

Yeah. Yeah, I suppose. God, I don’t even know. I don’t have an idea as to what to do. All right, let’s, uh, let’s think for a second. Okay. Yeah. So, if you can do anything in the world, anything, what would it be? Hmm. Well, I do love to cook. There you go. And a lot of people love to eat. So, maybe you can find a way to feed people for a living.

Yeah. Maybe I could. Yeah. I’ll think about it. Yeah. What about you? If, um, if you could be anything in this world, what would

you be? So, I mean, I… I just have to wonder, even though I know that I did the very best I could to try to get them through some difficult times, was there, I mean, was there more that I could have done for my now adult children when they were kids to, to make life easier for them now? Kate, we both know by now that all we can do is our best.

And… The way that our children turn out sometimes is just in the hands of the gods. For lack of a better way to say that. But I think we can be optimistic. And we can just hope that they find their way. Yeah, I, yes, of course, I just… I guess I’m just feeling abandoned, you know, with Philip going off to New York, Rex is back in Chicago, Austin’s in Europe, and Lucas…

Oh, Lucas, my precious son, who had, who had so much promise.

Well, listen, Lucas, just for the record… I didn’t intend to kill Abigail Demare. You pathetic psycho. Why does it matter what the hell you intended to do? You went to the mansion with murder in your heart. You wanted, you wanted to murder another innocent woman, didn’t you? But that wasn’t personal. Belle Brady would have just been, you know, collateral damage because EJ made the big mistake of telling her my business and I had to send him a message.

You sick bastard. How do you live with yourself? How, how do you get through one day knowing all the pain and the suffering you caused? My niece is gone. She had her whole life ahead of her. How are you still alive, man? You don’t deserve that. How do you live with yourself?

Clyde Weston is locked up in Statesville where he belongs. And maybe it’s… Cold comfort, but at least you know that he can’t hurt you or anyone you love ever again. If I had killed him, I wouldn’t be here for my kids. Thomas and Charlotte who are my heart.

Chad, so many people love you. Need you.

And I hope you know I’m one of those people.

I’m sorry I pulled away.

It’s okay. You don’t need to apologize for that. Or for anything. Especially not today. I’m gonna, I’m

gonna go to, uh, Abby’s grave for, uh, a little while. Yeah, of course. I’ll come with you. Uh, Uh, I would rather you not.

I just, I just needed, I just needed to be me and the kids today. I hope that’s okay. Of course. I totally get it. I’ll see you later then? Yeah, I’ll see you later.

Well, you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t get all choked up over Chad’s loss. You see, him and his brother EJ? Not such upstanding citizens. It was Chad trying to kill me. And when I tried to return the favor by choking that little sumbitch, EJ put a bullet in me. And here you are, still alive, sucking all the oxygen out of the room.

And what, are you thinking you can change that, Lucas? I’d like to see you try. You don’t have the guts for that kind of thing. As I recall, you had your mind set on killing Orpheus and you wimped out. You just lost your nerve, didn’t you? I didn’t kill Orpheus because I thought that he killed my mother.

Turns out my mom was alive. But Abigail’s not coming back, is she? So I don’t have to show you the same mercy, do I? Do I? Do you think you’re scaring me, you little miss head? You couldn’t kill a stuffed deer with a cannon at five paces! And let me remind you, I got clout in here and on the outside, so I’d be really careful about who I threatened if I were you.

I don’t care what you say, I’m not scared of you. Well, you should be, because I don’t have to hurt you to hurt you, you know what I mean? And I’m guessing you wouldn’t want to be mourning yet another loved one.

Uh, security says the patient is no longer in the vicinity. I guess they didn’t catch him. Damn. Okay, well, you are good to go. Well, thank you. I guess I’ll go back to work. Uh, uh, uh, nice try. No. You know hospital policy. If you are a victim of an assault, you need to either be admitted or go home. I know. I’ve already missed all those days when I was in London.

Well, you’re gonna miss one more. Go home and get some rest. Go on. Go, go, go. Okay. I’m going. I’m going.

Well, you know, like we were talking before, um, I got a room at the Brady Pub, so I gotta figure out how to pay rent.

And I was talking to Kate and she seems pretty convinced that the Salem PD could use somebody with my skill set. Well, do you want to be a cop? I’m a cop, a consultant, I don’t know. I mean, I did go to the police academy before I enlisted. And a lot of people go from the military to law enforcement, but obviously I’m going to have to talk to Commissioner Hernandez to see what he thinks.

Okay, well make sure you don’t use me as a reference because I am not his favorite person. Well, if I get the opportunity to work with the Commissioner, I’ll try not to hold that against him.

If it’s any consolation, the moment that Bonnie and my mom found out that I was pregnant, they thought that I should tell you the baby was yours. In fact, my mom was very upset with me for keeping it from you. She has always been on your side. She’s always reminding me that whatever choices You did make.

You did love me. Maggie has a heart of gold. Yeah. Yeah, she does. And,

just so you know, Rex had nothing to do with the decision that I made. That was all me. I chose to keep you.

But now…

With Susan being alive, and seeing how affected you are by that.

I think that I’ve, I think that I’ve made it clear that that changes things for me.

Victoria is your daughter. You were there for her, and for me, the moment that she was born. Xander,

you were her father. And I want you to be a part of her life.

Hello? Yes, I’ll accept the call. Lucas, is everything alright? Yeah, Chad, everything’s okay. Um, I just, I know it’s Abigail’s birthday today, so I was just calling to check up on you, see how you’re doing. That’s nice of you, Lucas. Um, I appreciate that you remembered. Of course I did. You know, I wish I could be there with you and the kids today.

But, um, I just hope you’re around people who love you. You know? I mean, you do have a lot of people who love you. You know that, right, Chad? Yeah. No, yeah. Yeah, I do.

Hey, Mom. Hey! Oh my gosh, I’m so glad to see you. Bad time? No, no. Actually, I have a few minutes. Um, what’s with all the security downstairs? Crazy, I know. There was an incident with a patient. Actually, he assaulted Tripp. What? Oh my god! Is he okay? He is fine. It was just a minor cut, but still. I had to send him home.

He didn’t want to go, but it’s hospital policy. So, so, what about you? What are you doing here? Um… I, uh, well, I was hoping to take my mom to lunch. Oh, well, I would love that so much, but I can’t. I can’t take that long a break. We are swamped, and I’m already down one doctor. Oh, well. I guess today’s one of those days I’m gonna just keep hearing no.

What do you mean?

Today is Abigail’s birthday.

Um. I offered to go with Chad to visit her grave. But he told me he didn’t want me there.

Listen, Chad, I know you probably don’t want to hear this right now, but um, I ran into Clyde Weston before I called you, and it gave me a chance to tell him what a waste of a life I think he is. Okay, listen, Lucas,

I’m gonna say what Abigail would tell you if she were here. You need to get out of that place in one piece. Okay, so, so that Thomas and Charlotte could spend some more time with their Uncle Lucas. So, I, I, I need you to steer clear of Clyde Weston. Do you understand? He’s the one who should steer clear of me.

No, Lucas. Don’t do anything stupid. Listen man, I gotta go. My time’s up. You take care of yourself, okay Chad? You too.

So, um,

Yeah? Maybe, um, maybe once I get a job I can, I can take you to dinner? Oh, I’d like that. Mm. And I know that we, uh, Decided to hold off on anything but friendship for now, but I don’t think a hug would be crossing any boundaries. Do you? No. Hey, you

guys. Oh. What’s going on? Tripp, hey. I thought you were, you were gonna be at work. I was, but I, uh, I’m sorry, I didn’t know you’d still be here. Yeah, no, I was just, uh, just leaving. Yeah, um. Take care, Harris. Yeah, you too.

So, what did I miss?

Sarah, I’m just, I’m so happy we were able to, to work this out. I just, I mean, happy isn’t, doesn’t even describe how I feel right now. You know what, Wyatt?

Why don’t I go get our little girl and introduce her to her daddy?

I’m sorry. Oh, this is Justin. I have to take this. He’s representing me, so just give me a few minutes. I’m going to tell him that I’ve decided to share custody with you, and then we can figure out where we go from here. Hey, Justin. No, I’m, I’m so glad that you called. I, I wanted to talk to you. I think I’m going to change my mind.

Wait, what?

Uh huh. No, I understand. Mm hmm. Thank you.

Justin just told me that you filed for full custody. And that Sloane Peterson is going to make the case on your behalf that I am an unfit parent.

Sarah, listen to me. I was, I was very angry when I made that decision. To be fair, you were keeping Victoria from me. I couldn’t bear it. I thought you were being unreasonable. Oh, you thought that I was being unreasonable. Well, if you thought I was unreasonable before, you just wait till I get you into court.

We don’t have to go to court. We just agreed that we can share custody. We can work this out. The hell we can! We agreed to share custody before I had all of the information and you were going to try to take my daughter away from me. Well, if you want a fight, Xander, now you have a fight. Sarah, No, I have heard enough.

My God, I thought that you had changed. Sarah! No! If you have something to say, say it to your lawyer who can tell mine. Now get the hell out of here. I don’t want to see your face until I have to see it in court.


See, this is exactly what I was worried about when Chad and I first started dating. That no one would ever be able to take Abigail’s place in his life. Sweetie, you know what I think? I think this is a very sad day for Chad. He was traumatized by Abigail’s death. I

think you need to be patient.

I know he loves you. I believe that.

But what I don’t believe, is that he’ll ever love me as much as he loved her. Abigail was the love of his life.

Happy birthday, my love.

You’re still the most beautiful woman I have ever laid my eyes on.

I know it’s been a while since you’ve been gone,

but I still miss you. I’ve ruined it. Of the day.

Um, I’m sorry. Tripp, where are my manners? I know I’m your mother, but I really, I should check with you before I have a friend stay over so long. A friend? Really? Heh. I bet you’re staying here at Good Power Salem for a month. Okay. All right. All right. I will admit, there is an attraction. And full disclosure, Harris and I might have dinner soon.

What? What? What, what, what is that look? It’s dinner, okay? What is it?

What just a patient, an addict came in, strung it on God knows what and I tried to help him and just got a little violent. Oh my God. It’s, it’s okay, it’s okay, I’m fine. Alright, alright, the cut isn’t too deep and I’m, I’m taking some antibiotics just to be sure. Good. Hope they caught the guy. Not yet.

I’m gonna go change. Just give me two seconds. I’ll be back. Hello?

Uh, Ava. Ava Vitale?

Yes. So nice to hear your voice. Uh, listen, a little birdie told me that your baby boy had an accident at work today. But, I think you should know It wasn’t no accident. What? Who is this? Well, uh, you’ll find out soon enough. Because you and me, we got a lot to talk about, Mama.

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