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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 has generously decided to give you a job here. It’s going to be a great way for you to start paying back that sizable debt of yours. Welcome to the family business, sir, Tate. You are now the aftermath…

Maintenance manager. Huh? Oh, that’s, that’s, uh, commonly referred to as, uh, the dishwasher. And, uh, you’ll need some good gloves because I hear it’s, it’s pretty tough on the hands. Oh, yeah.

For God’s sake, what is taking her so long? Rafe, she’s like five minutes late. I know, I know, it’s just security in this place is a joke. I’m not going to be happy until Von Leutschner is out of here and in a cell. Uh, sorry to keep you waiting. What’s up? Yes, we, uh, are ready to take Von Leutner back to the city jail, but we need you to sign the release form.

Uh, I’m sorry, I, I can’t do that.

So, are you gonna do it? Are you gonna bust us out of here? Me? Why is it all on me? Well, uh, for one, because you are not handcuffed to a bed and because you literally just said so! Oh, I like this. I like this a lot. You get yourself arrested for attempted murder, I come to say goodbye to the love of my life, and you snap at me like I’m the incompetent help!

And for the record, I didn’t say I would get us out of here. I posed a rhetorical question. How do we get you out of here? Okay, I’m sorry. I misheard you. And another thing, what do you think I am, an escape artist? I run a gossip column. How would I know about sneaking you out of a hospital? Because you are clever, and you are resourceful, and Leo, you are damn right brilliant.

It is up to you to make sure that we have a happy ending.

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

No, we’ve already spoken to Von Leutschner’s doctor who said that the creep is ready to be transferred. That may very well be, but we have a strict protocol that we follow here. And Dr. Watkins is already left for the day. And the doctor who actually did the examination is the only person who is authorized to sign that kind of letter.

Kayla, you know the things that this guy has done. We can’t take a chance on him getting away again. Well, I suppose I could look on the roster for a different doctor, but What about you? I am swamped. Kayla, please. The place is not secure and, and this guy needs to be behind bars. Stat.

You don’t think I would do anything for us to sail off into the sunset together? Wake up every morning in each other’s arms, picking out china. Okay, that’s great, but I really need you to focus right now, sweetie. You are my only hope, you are my only way out of here. Without you, they are going to toss me in a cell and throw away the key.

Leo, you are my savior. I know, I know, I know! And now is the moment. I must ford every stream. Go where the brave dare not go. And so I ask myself. What would Lucy and Ethel do?

Kate, to be serious. I do want to say that I am glad you’re on board here. With us at the family pub. As a matter of fact, I’m gonna go call your grandma Kimberly and uh, tell her the good news. Thanks, Ro. Good news. Is he kidding? Tate, you need to give it a chance, okay? But it doesn’t make any sense. Dad, I mean, do the math.

I’ll be in my 30s by the time this job is done paying the damages to that stupid school. It’s not just about the money. It’s about you. Here we go. Yeah, here we go. Here we go. Okay, you pulled the fire alarm. You caused the damage. Did you really think that your father was just going to let you skate on this?

Washing dishes? Dad, it’s embarrassing. It’s not embarrassing. It’s a job. I understand that boarding school may not have been the perfect choice for you, okay? And maybe your parents could have listened a little better, alright? But you gotta find a way to take a different path, maybe start over, okay? I’m really loving the father son moment here, Dad.

Excuse me? Especially after two years of only seeing you at sports weekends. But hey, now I’ve got my own personal Atticus Finch. You need to watch the way you talk to me right now. Do you think I don’t know what’s going on? You hear? Why all of a sudden I am the center of your world? It’s because you don’t have Rachel anymore.

So you’re making do with me?

Holly, it is not a good idea to make threats to a DiMera in the DiMera mansion. Okay, cool. So she gets to get away with being an annoying brat who takes what isn’t hers? Darling, why don’t you tell me what the problem is, and we will see if we can resolve it. She used all of my shampoo. I did not! You did too!

It was full this morning and now it’s down to like an ounce. Are you serious? This is about shampoo? I had to buy it. It’s Taylor Swift’s brand and it’s super expensive. Now it’s practically gone. Yours are way that the boys won’t like you if your hair isn’t perfect, but they won’t like you anyway. Okay, Rachel, Rachel, that is enough.

God, this fight is over. But she started it. You know what? I always wanted a little sister, but after living in the same house as you, I’m now praying my mom’s baby to be a boy.

Okay, tell me more. What does that look like? How do we get Rachel to force Kristen’s hand? I’m not quite sure, but we do know that her little Rachel is the one thing that Kristen values more than anything else on this planet, more than money and power. So whatever we do, it’s got to make Kristen feel cornered.

Desperate. I can only think of one way to accomplish that. What would that be? Stefan, we have to kidnap that little girl.

Kidnapping. Right. Well, that would certainly get Kristen’s attention. It’s the only idea I have, Stefan. I’m not saying it’s not going to work. I’m just saying, isn’t it a little overdone? Didn’t Brady and Eric try the exact same thing when they were trying to get their hands on that damn orchid and it didn’t go too well?

Are you nixing my idea because it’s unoriginal? No, I’m… Not to mention, there are risks involved, consequences. Such as? Such as you and I in jail cells for the next 10 to 20 years. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Then there are the moral implications. Rachel is a little girl and I can personally attest to the fact that kidnapping can be traumatic for the victim.

Well, actually. Rachel is a DiMera, okay, and in this family kidnapping is like a rite of passage. It’s like a quinceañera. Okay, Cavi, I, I think it’s over, Q. But there is a germ of an idea there. We have established that Kristen’s one vulnerability is her daughter, right? And the fear of losing her again.

Exactly right. So what was the name of that judge who awarded Kristen custody? Maybe she can use an influx of cash. Wait, you want to bribe her? I want to help her realize her dreams, Gabby. Just like I want us. To realize ours.

Rachel, you need to remember that Holly is a guest in our home. Until Nicole blows it with EJ. Hey! And Holly, you need to remember that Rachel is still a little girl. And if you both don’t stop bickering, I am gonna knock your heads together. Just kidding. Trust me, she never kids. Rachel. Ever. Rachel! All right, you know, why don’t you go into the kitchen and ask Cook for those delicious oatmeal cookies, hmm?

Go on. Hmm? And then you need to get straight to your math homework. Okay, okay, I’m going. Ah.

Polly, I will replace your shampoo. And wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to ask your mom for it, that you could buy it with your own money? And where does that money come from? From me. For services rendered. You see, I want you and Rachel to be on better terms. You want to pay me to get along with your kid?

Not exactly.

Look, son, I, um, I could’ve, I I should’ve seen more of you when you were in California. I I know that. I’m, I’m sorry. That’s, that, that is on me and I, yes, I miss Rachel like crazy, but I’m definitely not. Pivoting to you because I lost custody of her. Yeah, maybe not on a conscious level. Hey, don’t, don’t, don’t try to shrink your dad.

I’m trying to play catch up here with you and…

God, I love you. I… I love you. And it’s because I love you that I’m trying to instill some self respect in you to take responsibility for your own actions. That’s why I want you to have this job here. Right. I get that. Look, I know I messed up, and I’m really sorry about all that, but I’m telling you, making me work here is a waste.

Dad, I’m gonna be terrible at washing dishes, and I’m gonna be miserable the entire time. Is that what you want? No, you, no, what, God, what I want is for you to take responsibility for your actions. Okay. Okay? Okay. That makes sense. But um, what if I did something for you? Something really important that could, uh, change your life.

For the better. Whoa. Like what? You miss Rachel like crazy? Because you’re not allowed to see her, right? So… What if I helped you with that? Go on. Maybe the judge said that you can’t see her, but she never said that I couldn’t. So I could, uh, you know, talk you up a little bit. Tell her how much you miss her.

Hey, maybe even get her to admit that she misses you too. Good idea. Huh?

Wow. I’m just, I’m gonna ask you a question that I’ve asked your mother. Numerous times. What’s in it for you?

Okay, I have an idea. Let’s just get Dimitri and take him out of here. We’ll deal with the hospital bureaucracy another time. I mean, what are they going to do? Arrest us? I just, yeah, I like the way you think. Yes. Okay, alright, I found von Leuschner’s chart. Everything seems to be in order, and Dr. Watkins notations are here.

Great, so can we take him now? No, I still need to examine him. But I’ll make it quick. Listen, after what happened to Kate, I want him out of here as fast as you guys do.

Hey, I want to help, I just don’t know Wait a minute. This is a hospital. There must be lubricant around here somewhere. Is that really all he can think about? For your hand and wrist so you can pull out of the handcuff. Darling, there are 27 bones in the human hand. You’re going to break every last one of them if you try that.

What do you need that hand for? You have me. Keep thinking.

What if I call in a bomb threat? They’ll evacuate the building and while they’re out front waiting for the all clear, I’ll roll you and the bed out the back. If you call in a bomb threat, they’re going to evacuate all the patients first. I am one of those patients, sweetie. Keep thinking. How about I call David Copperfield?

You want to call a fictitious character? He’s a magician. He made the Statue of Liberty disappear. Maybe he can make you disappear too. Darling, I’m afraid that your ideas are getting worse and not better. And oh look, we’re running out of time. Okay, okay. What if I pick the lock? You know how to do that? No, but I can try.

We’re just gonna need like a bobby pin or something.

A paperclip! It’s gonna have to do.

Dr. Johnson! Lovely to see you. You do something different with your hair, it’s most becoming. I’m gonna have to ask you to leave, please. Why? I need to examine the patient before the police come and take him to the jail. Can I just have a few minutes to say goodbye? No. Pretty face. Heart of stone. Ugh. Okay.

Let’s see what we have. Hey! Surprise.

You think I need an ulterior motive to help my dad? . T Your mother practically invented the concept of ulterior motives, and I think you just ripped a page out of her playbook. Okay, fine. Yeah. I have an ulterior motive. Yeah. You’re not getting out of this job. Not that, no. I, uh, I need a reason to go to the DiMera place and Rachel’s it.

Holly Jonas sent me a text saying that I am dead to her. Ugh. What’d you do? I, uh, accidentally told her mom something Holly didn’t want her to know. I see. And you need an excuse to… Go over there and grovel. Something like that, yeah. So, I’ll help you with Rachel if you help me with Holly. What do you say?


I seem to remember your mother banging on about you being on the honor roll. What kind of grade did you get in math? An A. There was a Mickey Mouse class. Yes, but you still got an A. Which means you are more than qualified to help Rachel. Wait, so you want me to tutor her? Like I said, I will make it worth your while.

And then you can buy all the shampoo you want. I’m gonna be able to afford anything I want after my mom marries your rich brother, so thanks, but I don’t need your money.

But, maybe, maybe what? Maybe I’d do it if you could help me score some points with, well, there’s this boy and the thing is, You like him. No, I love him.

A little while ago you said kidnapping was too risky because it’s illegal. So is bribing a judge, and you know who’d know? The judge. Okay, if you say so. What are you, what are you doing? I noticed something about you. And that is you do your best thinking when you are turned on. Oh yeah, clever observation.

So, we’ve established that bribery won’t work, so maybe you can help me tweak it. this in a way that we can dangle custody over Kristen’s head with minimal risk. Hmm. Lower. Minimal risk. I got it. Hold on. No, we don’t need the judge to pull this off. We only need the person most affected by Rachel’s custody order.


Why didn’t we think about this before? Brady would do anything to get Rachel back, and Kristen knows that. And she also knows that if Brady had something on her, he would be back in that courtroom so fast that her head would spin. Right, so we need something that’s gonna make Kristen look like a bad parent.

Negligent. Cruel. Reckless. So we manufacture some kind of proof. Show it to Kristen and then threaten to take it to Brady. Unless she signs the shares over to us. You, my love, are a genius. Guess what we cannot celebrate just yet. What do you mean? The plan’s good, but it’s not complete. Yes, Kristen, Kristen’s got a lot of faults, but she’s actually a good mother, okay?

So we have nothing on her. True, but I know you, and I know that you will come up with something.

Oh. Ah. You want to use my daughter to get what you want with some boy? I really don’t think that’s a good idea. What? You think it’s, like, unethical? You really don’t want to get on my nerves. Sorry. It’s just, you have something of a reputation for, well, arranging things. I could really use the help, and I’d make your kid a math whiz.

Hmm. Well, before I, uh, commit to anything, why don’t you tell me this boy’s name? It’s your nephew, Johnny. Johnny. Okay, Johnny is not a boy. And he’s about to become your step brother. Well, my mom and his dad aren’t married yet. Besides, didn’t you marry your own brother? Alright, Tony and I aren’t blood related.

And neither are Johnny and I. Aren’t you a little young for him? Well, we totally get along. He even told me living here has been more bearable since I moved in. Oh. That’s not exactly comparing you to a summer stay. It sounds like this love affair is pretty one sided. So far. But I know he’d be interested if he thought about it.

He’s just… He’s distracted right now, so he sees right through me. Oh, and this distraction is… His ex wife, Chanel. They’re just starting to get back together, so I could use the help before it gets too far along. Well, I don’t think that I have much influence on Johnny. And you really don’t think you can make this happen yourself?

Well, Chanel isn’t my only problem. My mom almost found out about how I feel thanks to this jerk, Tate Black. But tell me how you really feel.

Kimberly was really happy that Tate’s gonna be working here. And, uh, she thinks you’re doing the right thing. And I agree. Isn’t it a wonderful day? Is it? Yeah, it is. Did you see the news? The police are at the hospital and they’re transporting Dimitri to the county jail. So he’s finally gonna pay for what he did to you.

Well, no, he won’t be paying until he’s in the seventh circle of hell, but it’s a start.

Okay. Right, a nurse is on her way down here from the fifth floor with a wheelchair so we can get Von Leutschner out of here. Fifth floor. Fifth floor.

Well, I mean, I’m sorry, Brady, I just can’t relate, you know, because my teenagers were absolutely angels. And everyone knows what an exemplary mother I was, right? And as you know, Sammy practically raised herself. Yeah, I know. I know I’m not the first parent to deal with an angry child, okay? But, think about that little boy that you…

He thought I hung the moon, and now he’s my severest critic. The worst part? I agree with most of what he’s saying. No, no, you can’t do that. Don’t do that. I mean, parents make stupid mistakes just like kids do. And you just, just have to move on. Anyway, uh, is Tate, is he already working? Cause I was gonna go in the kitchen and say hi.

No, he actually headed on over to the DiMera’s. Are you okay with that? He’s going to see his sister Rachel. Apparently, Tate’s gonna help me with my custody arrangement. Really?

Okay. Well, as they say, may God go with him.

Christopher. It’s, it’s Tate. Oh. I’m so sorry. Um, you will always be Christopher to me. My gosh, you’ve grown up. Hi, Holly. What are you doing here? I, uh, I came here to see Rachel. I haven’t seen her since I got back from California. Oh! Oh, well I’m sure Rachel would love to see you. Um, how long are you here in Salem?

I actually moved back. Oh, that’s wonderful. You know what? I am gonna go get Rachel. She’s gonna be so happy to see you.

So, you’re here to see your little sister. Sure. And what part of you’re dead to me didn’t you get? Look, I know I messed up. And I’m sorry. I didn’t know I was talking to your mom. I mean, when I told her that you were in love with someone. Yeah, and she came this close to finding out who it was. I had to lie to her and say I only said that because I wasn’t interested in you.

Right. So, who is it? Who are you in love with? Sorry, sorry, none of my business. No, it’s not. But, whatever, I don’t care. Everyone’s gonna know sooner or later. Just don’t spread it around, okay? Okay, I won’t. It’s… Johnny Demura. Johnny? Isn’t he, uh, isn’t he a little old for you? I didn’t ask for your opinion, did I?

No, no, sorry. And look, I know texting you that over and over again hasn’t done me any good, so I took the first excuse that I had to come here and tell you it in person. Just so you know, that night that I saw you in the park, I I was in a bad spot, okay? I’d just gotten kicked out of school, my parents were furious with me, and…

I didn’t want to be here. In Salem, I mean. And then I met you, and… Everything else didn’t seem so bad. Okay, that was, that was lame. But, But look, Your mom bought your story, so you’re fine. And if I see her again, I’ll back it up. Promise. Look, you’re the only friend I have in this town so far. I’d really like to start over.

If that’s okay. Please.

Okay, well what about, um, Yeah, that’s not gonna work. You seem to be out of ideas. Maybe I should nuzzle you again. I’m not in the mood. Okay, well here’s an idea, Gabby. Maybe you could fake it. You could try that. That’s it. That’s it. We’re gonna fake it. Huh? Yeah, we don’t need Kristen to look like a bad parent.

We just need Rachel to be in some kind of trouble that Kristen can be blamed for. So we engineer. Exactly. Oh, we might need help. I mean, Rachel really only trusts us so much, so we might need somebody to help us. So, Brady? I’m sure he’d be happy to lend a hand, so we cook something up that makes Kristen look bad.

We show her. We tell her. We show her the proof. We tell her it’s either the shares or she loses Rachel. Of course, this plan requires us to stab Brady in the back after he helps us out, and… Kristen is going to insist on destroying that evidence. That’s true. So what now? Do you have another plan? What do you think?

Where is the nurse with that wheelchair? What’s taking Kayla so long? Let’s prove this. Let’s just go get him. Yeah.

We can’t have you calling her for help. Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Can we? How did you get out of this handcuff anyway? Hm. Let’s just say my boyfriend is very good with his hands. And he should be back any minute now to bust me out of here. Well, you’re not going to get away with it. How do you think you’re going to get past security?

Nurse Leona, at your service.

So, Tate’s going to infiltrate the DiMera Fortress to get you to Rachel? That is really good of him to do that. Hold on. He has an ulterior motive. He wants to score points with a girl.

Oh, and, uh, another thing, if your mom ever finds that, uh, that blunt you had, blame me. I mean it. Okay. Fine, whatever. We’re good. Does that mean we can be friends again? Friends? Right. Yeah. And I’m not gonna try to kiss you again. I promise I still feel pretty embarrassed about that. Yeah, well. Don’t be. Let’s just move on, okay?

Okay. So, uh, handshake, then? Well, that is weird. I can’t find Rachel.

You’re not supposed to have us until after dinner. Well, it’ll be our little secret. And speaking of secrets, I’ve been thinking about that time we played 20 questions and how much fun it was. I guess so. And maybe we should play again except this time. I’ll have the secret and you do the guessing. You have a secret for me to guess?

Oh yeah, and it’s a good one.

So, are you here to see my father or Marlena? Actually, I’m here to see you, with a question. How would you like to get your daughter back?

What the hell? What happened? Von Leuchner handcuffed me to the bed. That’s what happened. He took my phone and I couldn’t reach the call button. And then he just, he just willed himself out of there? No, no. Uh, Nurse Leona did it.

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