Days Transcript Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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It’s a team, I don’t even know it.

Sorry for falling apart like this. It’s okay. It’s understandable. Jenna? Honey, what’s wrong? Hey, um, my sister, she’s, she’s leaving Salem. She’s actually on her way to the airport right now. What? But she just got a job at the hospital. I thought she was happy. She was, uh, up until recently. Oh. So it’s, is it about Sean?

And sleeping together? The repercussions thereof? You knew about that? Well, Marlena told me. Hey, look. No judgment whatsoever, but I think it probably is best for Marlena, Belle, and Natalia too, that if they’re just not in close proximity for a while. Yeah, I get that. I just, I just wish it didn’t end up this way.

Of course not. It has been great having your little sister with you. Jada, I’m here for you. Always. Rafe is too. Always.

So, how long can I expect the silent treatment for? Oh, you mean since you turned my mother into the police and now she’s on the run? What? What is? What’s the big deal? What is so awful about Vivian going off to spend her golden years in her homeland? With the rolling hills and the olive groves, having her manservants be late to her deep tissue massage?

Come on, I did her a favor, please. And can we just focus on the positive here? We have Dimitri and Megan’s shares. And, Tremor, please. Now that, that vile, good for nothing nephew of yours is headed straight to the penitentiary.

I brought your favorite, banana pumpkin with un petite espresso caramel infusion. Not only just, it’s a vanilla something earlier. Did you remember the chocolate sprinkles? They’re mixed in there just the way you like it. Oh, you are too good to me. Mmm. Mmm. It’s got that real je Well, are you planning on sharing it?

Let me think about it. No, you don’t deserve it. Why not? Because we could have had it all, you big handsome dummy, and you ruined everything.

All done. Got my father set up an assisted living home. Honey, that’s wonderful. Did you like it? He was sold the minute he found out they had a karaoke machine and a Saturday night dance party. And I swear, he’s probably getting ready to bust out his bell bottom pants and ruffled shirts. That is great to hear.

Hey, best part, just a short drive up the road here so I can drop in on him anytime I want. We all can. Super. Wonderful. I’m glad they found some room for him, especially since we’ve got a full house with Tate moving in. Yeah, isn’t it great having so much family around, Doc? You know, it would be almost perfect if Belle wasn’t going through such a rough time.

Hey, you think maybe you can cut off work early and we can go in and check in on her? You know what? I don’t have anybody else the rest of the day. That could work very well. Oh,

Marlena, I need your help.

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

I just wanted to make sure you arrived safely. No, no, no, no, you and Roger have a lot of catching up to do. I love you too, Mother. You know, it’s amusing how ruthless and dare I say Machiavellian you two are normally, but when it comes to your mothers you turn into little saps. You’re gonna have to forgive my wife, E.

J. Charming, as she is, she doesn’t quite understand the bond between a mother and a son. And in case I haven’t mentioned it already, I was elated to hear that Susan is still alive. Thank you, brother, um, for what it’s worth. I’m, um, I’m sorry that your mother was forced to go on an extended vacation, as it were.

Me too. So, Vivian only shot Dimitri to protect you and Kathy? That’s right. The thing I’m failing to understand is, what made Dimitri snap? Why did our nephew suddenly decide that he wanted the both of you in an early grave?

I didn’t realize you were so angry with me. Of course I’m angry! Even through the Botox, can’t you see my facial muscles compressing? I expressly told you not to kill Gabby and Stefan, and your headstrong ass went ahead and tried to do it anyway. Yes, Leo, and I told you that I did not plan for any of that to happen.

It just… Just what? What did you plan? Because you threatened them, Dimitri, with a gun! Now the love of my life is going to prison. Where does that leave me, huh?

Look, I’m gonna have to go. Uh, somebody just walked in. Yeah, we’ll talk later. Bye. Paulina, what can I do for you? Oh, come on, Elena. You can rescue me from my frustration and misery. That’s what you can do. You see… My husband, he is, he’s on the brink of getting his memory back, and I need you to push him right over that edge.

Hey, Tink. Listen, your old man was thinking. Uh, maybe Mom and I, we could stop by your place later with some of your favorite takeout? What do you think?

No, no, no, no, I, I, no, I understand. No, no, no, no, don’t, don’t be sorry. You need your space. I get all that. I just… We just want you to know that we are here for you if you ever need us, honey.

We love you too, kiddo. Yeah. Bye bye, baby girl.

Hold on.

Hey, Abraham. Get your buddy in here. All right. What’s going on? Well, I’m sorry to drop in unannounced like this, but, uh, I was just wondering if I could speak with your daughter, Bill. Uh, no, because I’m afraid she doesn’t live here, but I actually just got off the phone with her. Oh, that’s right. That’s right.

It’s your, it’s your son who lives here. You know, it’s hard to keep track of everyone. You know, it is. So what do you want to speak to Bell about? I, uh, it’s just that I was, uh, I was wondering if she could help me file for divorce.

So you want to divorce Paulina? Hmm. You know, I was kind of under the impression things were getting better between the two of you. Yeah, they were. Last night, I went over to her place for dinner, and when I got there, she suggested that we decant the wine. Right. So, without thinking, I went over to a particular cabinet and put out the decanter.

You remembered where it was? Paulina certainly thinks so. She’s, you should have seen how excited she was. She just, she just went on and on about it for the rest of the night. Okay. So because of that you, you, you want to end your marriage? Let me ask you something. Why would you be upset with Paulina if she thought you were getting your memory back?

I’m not upset with her because of that. Or anything else. I… I’m ending my marriage to Paulina. Because I’ve come to care about her. So much. And I’m divorcing her. For her own good.

Abraham insisted that it was just a lucky guess that he knew where that decanter was. But, it had to be a memory, right? Well, it could have been his subconscious. See? See? You get it? Now, well, how can we unlock electroshock, or one of those, uh, what do they call it? An ayahuasca retreat? Listen to me. From a sense I have of all the anxiety that you’re in and all the pain you’re going through, I think maybe you could benefit from some therapy yourself.

So Michaels is going to be my new partner? Yeah, well, it’s an unorthodox hire, I know. And Mayor Price still has to sign off on it, of course. And you, if you don’t think it’s the right fit. He was a Navy SEAL. I’m sure he’s more than qualified for the position. Besides, he practically saved your life in London.

Oh, okay. I’d like to think I could have handled Edmund P. Crumb on my own. Thank you very much. Aww. Did I bruise your fragile male ego? Wow, this is what I get for trying to cheer you up. I’m sorry. That’s okay. Anyway, speaking of, uh, Mr. Crumb. I did speak to Harris already about your potential first assignment together.

I want you to figure out who kidnapped DJ’s mother after that car crash and, uh, shipped her off to Mary Old England.

I know that our nephew has always had, shall we say, homicidal tendencies. But surely you two must have done something to set him off.

Just a little while ago, I was about to hand over the shares to you. But then I got to thinking, and knowing you two grifters, it wouldn’t end here. No, no, you would hold what I did to Gwen over my head for as long as you can profit from it. So really, the best thing that I can do right now is nip this in the butt.

Now, Leo did say that I shouldn’t be going to these extremes, but I’m just gonna have to figure out how to understand. Listen, you can keep the shares. We have plenty. Don’t… Please. Nice try. Listen, if it makes you feel any better, you two are gonna make absolutely beautiful corpses. Well, EJ, we made the noteworthy discovery that…

Dimitri was only with Gwen so that he could inherit the von Leuschner fortune. Once we found out that he was sleeping with Leo behind her back, well, we had a chat and we discussed and… We thought, why don’t we blackmail the son of a bitch? So, in exchange for our silence, we decided to… Demand a cut of his family fortune.

But that’s all a moot point now, seeing as Demetri’s in police custody, and hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, right? Gwen is on her way to find the family fortune and get her hands on it, and that leaves me and Gabby empty handed. That is unfortunate. Oh, dammit, I just remembered I have an errand I need to run.

Let’s pick this up later, shall we?

Why did you lie? I was looking forward to telling EJ we had Dimitri and Megan’s shares. Because it works out best right now if EJ is none the wiser. At least until we can figure out and strategize on how best to put these shares to use.

Really? I’m the love of your life? Well, who else would it be, a big dope? Oh, I do know about that, uh, stockpile of Pedro Pascal photos on your phone. Oh, well, that’s just a silly crush. And sure, there’s no shortage of tall, dark and brooding zaddies I would happily lather in coconut oil. Okay. But you’re the only one I love.

I love you too.

You know I’ve never felt this way about anyone before. You, Dimitri, you were my fairytale prince. The one who found my glass Louis Vuitton spring collection slipper at the mall. Slid it on my foot.

Never in a million years did I think something like this could happen to me. I was so No, we were so Close. And then you screwed it all up to a damn fairly well. I know. I know. I let my ego get the best of me and I made a royal mess of everything. I’m sorry. Sorry? Sorry isn’t good enough. I screwed over my best friend, my only friend, to be with you.

Now she hates me. You know Gwen left town, right? Yeah, I heard that she’s in Europe lobbying for the Von Mueschner inheritance. Well, I hope she gets every last euro. And or pound, and or Swedish krona, or whatever else. She deserves it after the way we treated her. But it’s my money. Well, what good is it going to do you?

You’re probably going to spend the next 20 years in prison.

Not if you help bus me outta here,

Mr. Crumbs, where he can’t remember the man who called him about Susan. Susan can’t remember anything until she was dropped off in London. Doesn’t sound like we have much to go on then, does it? Well, except for the fact that I have my best detective on the case, so I’m not worried. Excuse me.

Hernandez. Oh, that’s great. Yeah, I’m on my way. Well, that was Dimitri von Leuchner’s doctor, and apparently the lowlife is well enough to be transferred to a holding cell. Hmm, want some backup? Yeah, you know what? I think I might need someone to keep me in line. Right. Well, let’s go because we don’t want this man to slip through our fingers like his mom did.


You want me to help you… escape? Yes. Yes. We still have some time before the cops come and transfer me to jail. So we’d either spend that teary eyed waxing sentimental or we can look at this as a golden opportunity to run away together. I mean, we could. We could do that. But no, no, we can’t. We’d be on the lam for the rest of our lives.

What about that fluffy little dog I’ve been talking about getting? Or my very regimented skin care routine? Yes, I know all about your love for creature comforts, and I understand that this is a huge ask, Leo, but you did just say that I am the love of your life. Leo, look at me. We can still have our happily ever after.

We just need to act, like, right now. Buongiorno, buongiorno. And I must say, you are looking rather well, nephew. Obviously on the mend. Uncle EJ, uh, what are you doing here? I thought you could use a little pick me up. Chocolate peanut butter. Harold said it’s your favorite. Yeah, that’s, uh, that is strangely kind of you.

Why strangely? I mean, I know you and I haven’t exactly been close, but you are my nephew. And when I heard that Stefan’s demented mother, whom should be surrounded by padded walls, shot you in the back, I was rather appalled. Nuh uh. Nope. As both a cinephile and a former understudy in my theater camp production of My Fair Lady, I have a very keen eye for bad acting.

So, Mr. Pretty Sexy English Accent, why don’t you tell us the real reason you’re here? Well, since Dimitri is headed for a rather lengthy stay in prison, I thought there was perhaps a discussion to be had about his and his mother’s demure shares. You may not be Be aware, dear nephew, but the corporate bylaws restrict shareholders from voting if incarcerated.

So, I thought, while you’re up playing Yahtzee in Statesville, that it would be best if I took possession of said shares. As your uncle, your family, I promise to have your best interests at heart.

Well, dear uncle, I am touched. But unfortunately, you are just a little too late. You see, I no longer have the shares.

As we discussed, now that we have Dimitri and his mother’s shares, that doesn’t give us an absolute majority. But, it puts us on equal footing with EJ, so if he so much as wants to move a mop bucket from the janitor’s closet, he needs our votes. Yeah, but, Myanmar, we are on the same boat. We can’t captain the ship if we’re in a deadlock.

Right, so the key is… How do we beat the deadlock? How do we get the upper hand? Look at you going all el jefe. Okay, so we have four votes that we outright own. EJ has two. Two plus Chad, Tony, Theo, right? And Johnny. And I don’t see any of those clowns switching sides any time soon. I could still work my magic on these.

Hard pass. Okay, okay. So they have seven votes. And… So do we. But then we add in Kristen, Peter, and Steven, which we know they’re solid. I’m not so sure about that.

You know, maybe I’m not following you, partner. You see, Paulina, She loves you. A divorce is the last thing she wants. Well, maybe it’s the thing she needs. I don’t want my wife to live in disappointment. Maybe she needs to find someone who will. Doesn’t have this kind of baggage.

Yeah. Yeah, yeah, maybe, maybe you’re right. Maybe Paulina would be better off with, with someone else. And I just happen to have the perfect guy in

mind. I need therapy. My memory’s just fine. I know it is. I’m just concerned about your fixation on Abe’s memory. What? Hello? He is my husband. Of course I want him to remember our relationship. I understand. The thing is, I wonder what would happen if you were to focus on the relationship you have right now.

I, I, I understand that your dates have been going very well. Hmm, yeah. Well, they’d be even better if he remembered. You know, our Florida trip, for example. Oh, one night Abraham put me out for this amazing lobster dinner. Oh, he, he was so debonair in his crisp white shirt, khakis. How long’s it gonna take, Marlena, before it all comes back to him?

Paulina, I think you need to prepare yourself for the idea that Abe may never get his memory back.

What am I supposed to do, throw my hands up and surrender? Abe and I have created years of memories together. I’m supposed to pretend it never happened? No, you’re not. You, you get to cherish all those memories. But Abe doesn’t have them. And you’re going to have to be okay with that. No, I can’t be. Now, I’m a very stubborn woman, Marlena.

And when I, when I set my mind to something… Listen to me. You have to find your way to acceptance, because if you don’t, you’ll be pressuring Abe to remember. And when he doesn’t, he’s going to feel as though he’s let you down. And as far as I’m concerned, that could be the beginning of the end of your relationship.

Who is this guy you think would be perfect for Paulina? My dad. Your dad? My dad. Yeah. It’s a long story, but let’s just say that we have recently reconnected. Why do you think he and Paulina would be the perfect match? Oh, he’s got a lot going for him. Uh, this guy. How old is he? I mean, no offense, John, but…

You’re not exactly a spring chicken. He’s only 97. Only 97? A young 97. A man can’t even cook. And he’s got this really mean soft shoe here, and he’s a fabulous singer, and he’s got his own place, and I’m telling you, I really think Paulina would like him a lot. Are you out of your mind? What makes you think that Paulina’s gonna be up for sitting around watching reruns of Gunsmoke and playing bingo?

Hey, man, I’m Carmen. If I didn’t know you well enough, I’d… So you feel a little jealous?

Your shares, what happened to your shares? They’re gone. I gave them away. To who? Gabby and Uncle Stefan. Why the hell would you do that? Well, since Dimitri is still recovering from his wounds, and the last thing he needs is to have to explain himself to the pompous, callous likes of you, I will be as concise as possible.

Is this okay with you, my love? Oh, please proceed. Dimitri had no choice. Those two creeps were blackmailing him, which is why he pulled the gun on them. And after he was shot, lying on the floor of the mansion, basically dying, and because they are altogether terrible, amoral, and altogether loathsome people, they said they wouldn’t call an ambulance until after he turned over his shares.

Those bastards. Yeah, I’m sure you’re horrified people can be so corrupt. Actually, I am, and in the best interest of not wasting any more time, I am out of here. Oh, well, thank you so much for stopping by, dear uncle, and thank you, again, for that yogurt. A little piece of advice for prison, find the biggest, meanest guy you can see, and crack him that way they’ll know not to mess with you.


Well, that was unnecessary, and a total waste!

I don’t think we should lose sleep over Steven, okay? I’ve had him wrapped around my finger for years. That may be, okay, but I’m actually more worried about Kristen and Peter. See, Peter’s like Kristen’s lapdog. He votes in lockstep with her every single time. I just don’t see Kristen turning on us. Not when EJ’s the alternative.

They’ve had a very rocky relationship. True, but with Megan and Demetri’s shares out of the way, Kristen’s holding a much more attractive hand. And EJ now has a lot more time and energy to devote to getting my sister to align with him, right? We could be screwed. So we need to make sure Kristen is feeling very…

warmly… toward us.

Or… we just… take her shares… the way we took Demetri’s. Oh, Marlena,

I can’t lose my Abraham. He’s the love of my life. Then you need to stop worrying so much about the past. And, and focus on your future. Start, start making new memories with him.

Okay. Okay. I’ll take your advice and, and back off. Cause all I want is for my precious husband to have peace of mind. To be happy. And I’ll do my damndest to help him get there. Or, I’ll do anything for that man.

You’ll pardon me if I’m hearing correctly. Although you’re talking a big game about letting Paulina go, I don’t think you’re ready to do that, especially if you’re threatened by the possibility of a 97 year old man sweeping her off her feet. Okay, okay, okay, okay. You’re right. Maybe I’m not ready to let her go.

Especially because I… Because what?

I think I, uh…

I think I’m falling back in love with her. It’s music to my ears. Do you know what that means? If you file for divorce, you’re only gonna hurt the both of you. What if I’m never going to be enough for her? What if I’m never going to be the man I once was? Abraham, I have known Paulina for a long time. All she wants is you.

With your memories, or without. Really? You think so? Now, I know so. You and Paulina are meant to be together, and that, my friend, is a fact.

You know what? Maybe you were right. Maybe I shouldn’t have ratted out your mother. She could have been useful right now. Really? What? What are you saying? We bring her back here, have her empty a clip into Kristen’s back, and if by some medical marvel she’s still alive, we refuse her medical attention until she signs her shares over to us?

Well, it worked before. I do not want my sister to die. Okay. Fine. Fine. We need to find a way to exploit her weak spot, okay, like we did with your nephew. You two. God, you make me sick. What is your problem? My problem? I just paid a visit to our nephew, Dimitri, in the hospital, and he told me that you two forced him to hand over his shares on pain and death.

So? So. Dammit, I thought we called a truce. Hmm? Are you going to, I don’t know, invade Poland? Cut the holier than thou act, Junior. Don’t sit here and pretend like you didn’t go to that hospital with the same exact intention. You’re just pissed because we beat you to the punch.

I give up. It’s Jennifer Coolidge’s Vanity Mirror. How did you not guess that? You said Eastern European cities. Did I? Yes. Okay, you win. Thank you. For the now melted yogurt. Oh, you know I can’t stay mad at you. That cute little twinkle in your eye. So, does that mean that you might help bust me out of here?

Thereby subjecting us to a lifetime of fake passports, driving Italian sports cars, lunging from one rooftop to the next. Okay, James Bond. At the risk of sounding insensitive, what exactly is keeping you in Salem? I mean, what… Do you have to lose? Well, My dear old mother is in Statesville. You told me you hated her.

I do, but my therapist and I are working very hard to reframe that. Right. Okay. Well, uh, You don’t really have any other friends here now that Gwen is gone. What about my career? The gossip column. Yes, of course, of course. Um, well, surely you can give up Lady Whistleblower. But I love her. And what about all my adoring fans, my little whistles?

Okay, let me ask you this. Who do you love more, Lily Whistleblower or me?

Mr. Von Leutzner? Hope we’re not interrupting.

Okay, what time are we going over to Belle’s? Uh, it’s not gonna happen. She said she wants to be alone right now, but I told her her mom and dad are here for you whenever you need us. I’m so sorry she’s going through all this. Yeah, so am I. But she’s strong. Just like a mother. She’ll be all right. Tell me about your, uh, last appointment.

How’d it go? It wasn’t really an appointment. I, uh, had a visit from Paulina. She’s kind of going through it with Abe and I, I just, I told her just to stay in the moment. Oh, that’s interesting. Because Abe showed up here and I kind of gave him the same advice. No. Oh my gosh. Look at us. We’re working as a team and don’t even know it.

We’re a team, baby. Always have been. Always will be.

I was really happy to get your call, eh? Well, I’m so glad that you agreed to meet me here. Right. About the other night, I’m sorry if I seemed a bit, uh… Overzealous about the possibility of your memories coming back. That’s a lot of pressure to put on you when you have enough on your plate. You were pretty intense.

But I do admire that about you. I admire your passion. Your determination. Thank you for understanding. Um, so, why did you want to meet up? Well, I thought that I would take you to the bistro for dinner. Um, right now? But, well, Abe, that’s really, uh, it’s kind of early. Yes, yes, and I saw that they have an early bird special.

Well, that’s for, that’s for old married couples. So that’s what we are. Married? Yeah. But old? Hell no! Alright, I stand corrected. I stand corrected. So we can do… Something else? No, no, no, no. It’s okay. I do love me a good deal. Shall we? Please. Yes. Oh, you. Oh, you don’t forget that. There we go. You two are not going to push me out of the family business.

Nobody said we were. I think he’s projecting. Are you projecting? You know, we were just trying to make sure things were fair. We are happy to continue working side by side. I don’t believe you. Not for a second. And just remember, two can play at this game.

He’s gonna go for Christian’s shoes. Well then, no time to waste. That’s right.

I just had a brilliant idea.

And to what do I owe this pleasure? Detective Hunter and I are here to escort you to a cell at Salem PD. But he’s still recovering from a gunshot wound. Yeah, well, he’s also accused of attempted murder of two law abiding citizens. One of whom happens to be the Commissioner’s sister. And according to his doctors, Mr.

Von Leuchner has made a full recovery and is fit to stand trial. Yep, soon as Dr. Johnson signs a release, we’ll be on our way. Okay. Okay, well we still have a few minutes.

How do we get you out of here?

Okay, so let’s hear your brilliant idea. How are we going to get Kristen DiMera’s shares and throw EJ on his oh so British butt? Okay, well, to state the obvious, Kristen’s not going to willingly sign those shares over to us, right? Right. So how are we going to make that happen? Through her Achilles heel, of course.

And what would that be? Oh, yes, Rachel, of course. The apple of her eye.

Well, I don’t know about you, honey, but I had the best time ever shopping with my little girl. I had the best time, too. Well, maybe we should make it a weekly occurrence. What do you think? Can’t we do it every day? Oh, I wish we could, but, uh, guess what? You have school and piano lessons and swimming lessons.

So, you’re finally back, you little brat. Hey, Holly, is there a problem? Actually, yeah. Someone needs to set her straight, or I’m going to break her face.

Great. A welcoming committee. Yeah, have a seat, bud. Listen, I’ve got some great news for you. Your great Uncle Roman here, he is generous.

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