Days Transcript Thursday, October 26, 2023

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I trust you have settled into your new home, then and you are making inroads with the young Mr. Kiriakis?

[tense music]

Inroads? Forget that. I’m playing the long game. The last thing I want to do is scare him off.

Of course not. I understand. Especially after you went through all the trouble of making him Victor’s long-lost son and heir.

[sighs] Yeah. Especially after that.

[chuckles] And for thatI am very grateful. God knows neither one of us wanted it to be Xander.

[tense music]

No, Sloan. I don’t want you to hold back. I want you to throw a colossal spanner in the works. Well, it’s an expression. I just–it just means that I want you to hit Sarah with both barrels and it her with every barrel that you can. This hearing coming up I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get custody of my daughter.

[knock at door] Just let me know if you need anything else.

[phone beeps]

[Xander sighs] Maggie! Well, this is a pleasant surprise! How are you?

I am fit to be tied is how I am. How dare you try to take my granddaughter away?

[tense music]

You know, I always love this time of year especially when the kids were little.

Yeah, you loved it because you liked raiding Stephanie and Joe’s candy haul.

That is not true!

It is.

Okay, wellmaybe a few times.

[soft upbeat music]


Wow, look at you.

You are so cute.

Those are great costumes. You’re such a scary witch!

[Kayla chuckles]

What a nice surprise!

I know, right? I had the pleasure of picking up these two sweethearts from school and bringing them over here to have an after-school treat.

That’s because my dad and Stephanie are home working.

[mouth full] Okay, Steph?

[clearly] Steph, how’s this? “Titan regrets the decision to disrupt their habitat “but will have the turtles transported “to a nearby sanctuary while a new location for the plant is being scouted.”

That’s pretty goodbut don’t say decision. It implies culpability. Just say Titan regrets the disruption.

That’s a good catch. Got it.

[doorbell chimes]

Ohcould you please get that? I’m just putting on some finishing touches on my costume.

Yep. No problem. Probably have an early batch of trick-or-treaters.

[laughing evilly] Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

[suspenseful mysterious music]

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass so are the “Days of Our Lives.”

[suspenseful music]

Konstantin? Hello?

I-I must go.

[phone beeps] Well, if it isn’t the lovely Sarah and even lovelier with a baby in her arms.

[chuckles] I don’t feel so lovely on three hours of sleep.

Every new mother is lovely.

[Sarah chuckles] And who is this little angeleh? I haven’t had the privilege of being introduced. My name is Konstantin. And you are?

[Sarah chuckles]

[baby crying]

This very loud, little angel is Victoria.

Oh! Named after Victor, of course. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. And how happy he would be to know that you are here in this world, hmm?

I’d like to think so.


Although he wasn’t always very happy with her father. And I couldn’t help but overhear when I came in you were talking about him– about Xander.

[Victoria crying]

Now listen, Maggie–

No! You listen to me. You are not only trying to get full custody of Victoria which is an outrage but you have the gall to call Sarah an unfit mother!

She is unfit. She tried to deny my child her father.

That doesn’t have anything to do with whether or not she could take care of her child! She is a wonderful mother!

Oh, she wasn’t very wonderful to me, was she? She lied to me. Let me believe that my daughter was Rex’s. And come to think of itso did you.

[suspenseful mysterious music]


Was it trick or treaters?

[clears throat] No, no, nobody was there. It must have been some kids playing a prank. EJ said the same thing happened to him last night. Hey, how’s it going with that costume in there? You need some help? It’s kind of taking, uh… * Forever *

No, I think I’m fine.

[mouth full] Forever!

[chuckling] I think I’m finally finished. Ta-da.

[soft dramatic music] Well, what do you think?

Yeah, it’s nice.

It seems you don’t like it. Oh, did you want to wear matching costumes?


Sorry, I didn’t think to ask.

No, no, no, it’s not that.

Chad? What? Tell me what you’re thinking.

It’s nothing. It’s the last Halloween I spent with Abigail she–she wore a costume exactly like that.

[Alex groaning]

Alex! What happened to you?

[Alex groans]

[intense music]

[Theresa gasps]

[Alex groans]

God! We have to get you to a hospital now!

No, no, no, no, no, noit’s okay, it’s okay. The only thing in need of emergency attention is this shirt. Don’t worry, it’s not blood.

[scoffs] It’s not?


What happened? Did you run into some Halloween prank or something?

[sighs] I wish. A-apparently one of Titan’s manufacturing plants disturbed the habitat of some local turtles? And anywaywe’re relocating these things. And meanwhilethis activist group shows up claiming that Titan has blood on its hands. So I’m walking out of the building to go to lunch and–

Someone just threw blood on you?

I mean, I think it’s just food coloring and corn syrup? I hope?


I mean, I guess I could pull it off as some sick Halloween costume.

[Theresa sighs]

Think it would be better to go home and change, though.

YeahI think you need a shower and a clean shirt, mister.

I think you’re right. Maybe you should come home and join me.

[soft dramatic music] I mean, this is some pretty sticky stuff. I might need some help scrubbing it off.

[Theresa scoffs]

All this timeyou knew the truth. And here I am the idiot who thought we had a real connection.

We did, but– we do.

[soft dramatic music] Xander, you know how I feel about you. And I hope you know that I hated lying to you.

Yet here we are.

Yes. Well, if it’s any consolation I pleaded with Sarah to tell you the truth. But she was so angry with you because of what you had done to Bonnie and Susan.

Yeah, she convinced herself that I was a murderer.

Well, at the very least she thought she had gone back on your word. And you had reverted back to your scheming ways. And in fact, all to be fairyou had and with terrible consequences. But honestlyI thought you should have been given a second chance. But she wasn’t changing her mind. And even though I disagreed with her, she’s– she’s my daughter, and I have to respect her wishes.

[soft dramatic music]

[Xander sighs]

Of course. I suppose you did. I’m sorry, Maggie. I shouldn’t have lost my temper and shouted at you especially now. I can only imagine how hard things have been for you since you lost Victor.

Apology accepted. Thank you, Xander.

How are you holding up?

You’re right.

[shakily] It’s hard.

[Maggie sighs] But it’s been a little easier lately. Thanks to a wonderful manKonstantin.

[ominous music]

Oh, so you heard me say something about Xander?

Yes. I-I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to eavesdrop.

Oh, of course not. It’s-it’s quite all right. I was, um… talking to a friend of mine in Greece. He’s running the restaurant while I’m away.

And you were telling him about Xander? D-does he even know Xander?

Oh, he does.

[sighs] Believe me. Victor’s nephew has quite a reputation in Greece. Everyone knows that he is the black sheep of the Kiriakis family despite his misguided delusions about wanting to be the golden boy.

[both sigh]

That sounds about right.

Now I’ve heard from your mother that he is trying to take custody of your daughter?

[Konstantin scoffs]


Forgive me. I apologize. I suppose I was gossiping but I had to let my friend in Greece know that he had added another horrible deed to his… long list. I-I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Your ex-husband has hurt many people. My family included.

I-I’m so sorry.

[sighs] Thank you. But there’s no need for you to apologize. Tell mewhat are your lawyers saying? Surely they can’t believe that Xander can get custody of your pretty, little girl, huh? Huh?

Well, my lawyer is Justin.


Victor’s nephew.

A very wise choice.

And although he doesn’t think that a judge would give Xander custody of Victoria he also warned that one could.

But why? How could the judge possibly find you unfit?

Um… uh, because I lied. I told Xander that he wasn’t Victoria’s father.

[sighing] Oh.

And he only found out because of something that someone else overheard.

Oh, how unfortunate.


And I imagine, Sarah you thought that it was in Victoria’s best interest to never let Xander learn that he was the real father? Right?

[chuckling] Of courseI completely agree with you.


[chuckles] Let’s hope that a judge is as understanding as you are.

I hope so as well.

Yeah, right now, I just– I have to do absolutely everything I can to look like the perfect parent for my daughter. And… I think I know just how to do that.

[dramatic music]

I got some chocolate fudge bars! And Charlotte got threeso could I have one more?

Um, sure, sure. Here you go.


You’re supposed to put one each in each bag.

Oops. I guess I put a couple extras in somebody’s bag.


That’s because they’re the best. Right, little dude?


Yeah, well, I need to talk to your Uncle Steve about the finer points of candy distribution. Well, come here a secondwould you?

[softly] Uh-oh, I’m in trouble.

You’re not in trouble. I just want to talk to you before Stephanie and Chad get here.

Are you afraid I’m going to give them some extra fudge bars?

[chuckling] No, it’s not about candy. I just want to give you the heads-up that maybe we don’t really ask them about, you know when they’re getting married.

Oh, I’m not going to make that same mistake twice. Why? Did Chad propose?

[sighs] No, not exactly. Stephanie told me today that he finally admitted that he didn’t see himself getting married anytime soon.

[Kayla sighs]

So Abigail wore this same costume?

[delicate dramatic music] God, what a coincidence. I-I’m sorry. I had no idea.

No, no, no, don’t–sorry. It’s not your fault. And it’s just that they’re– they’re–almost identical.

Yeah, wellI rented this from the costume shop off the square so I’ll bet Abigail got hers at the same place.

Yeah, she–she always went all-out for Halloween.

Yeah, I’m sureespecially with the kids. Well, I will go change.

Hey, no, no, no. Wait. Don’t do that. You put so much effort into it. And you look– you look beautiful.

No, no, no. It’s not a lot of effort. It’s just a costume. And I don’t want to wear something that upsets the kids. Or you, either. Today is supposed to be funright? Just give me a minute.

I mean, this is some pretty sticky stuff. I might need a little help scrubbing it off. Might be in some hard-to-reach places.

Uh-huh. I don’t really think showering with you falls under roomie dutiesmister.

Oh. Well, I don’t think we are just roomies, miss, right? I think we’re a little bit more than that.

Okay, look.

[sighs] I know that we slept togetherlike, really, really fast but I think that now that we’re living together we should perhaps hold off.


Because… as I said we should get to know each other, right? You know? Like, maybe you could buy a girl a lunch.

[Alex chuckles sarcastically]

I think I said something like that, but sure, yes. I think I can do that especially considering I just inherited, like a gazillion dollars. I can spare it. I will be back.

[suspenseful music]

[Theresa sighs]

Boy. Long game, indeed.

[soft upbeat music]

Wow, don’t you look dashingCount?

I figured I’d go with a classic.

Uh, Stephaniewhat are you going as? Like, a potential victim, or–


[Chad chuckles] No, I, um, I-I just decided not to wear my costume.

Oh. Why is that?

I realized that the, uh the costume I had just wasn’t the right thing. And it didn’t really fit me.

I’m sorrybut I need to get to work.


Mm. Hey, listen, Count. Why don’t you come by the blood bank later and you can, uhdrum up some business?

Ah, yes.

Have fun with the kiddos. Bye, ladies! both: Bye.

See you.

Stephaniecome see our candy.

Wow! Whoa, you really hit the jackpot, huh?

Chad? I need to talk to you.

Well, it sounds like Konstantin has been a great comfort to you.

He has been, actually. Meeting someone who knew Victor for so long I mean, who can tell you things about him that you didn’t even know yourself?

That’s wonderful. I’m grateful that Konstantin can give you that. Well, I’m afraid that, uhhe’s not equally fond of me. I had some unfortunate business dealings with his family, you see.

Yeah, he-he mentioned itI think.

Well, he’s not here for me. He’s here for you.


And I’m glad you have someone you can lean on. Although for the recordyou can always lean on me.

I appreciate that, Xander. Your friendship means so much to me.

[soft sentimental music]

We’re more than friendsMaggie. We’re family.

[softly] Yeah.

[Maggie’s hand pats Xander’s back]

[Xander sighs] Yes, yes, we are family. And we always will be, Xander because of that beautifullittle baby.

[Xander sighs]

[Maggie laughs]

She’s really beautifulisn’t she?

Yes, she is.

[Xander chuckles] And she deserves to be loved and cared for by both of her parents. So for her sake I hope so much that you and Sarah… well, you can work things out.

Whatever you have to doit will be more than worth it if it means keeping this little baby with you where she belongs.

[Victoria fussing]

I’m hoping so. Anyway I know that my mother is very happy that you are here and you have been such a comfort to her.

That is very kind of you to say.

And I’m running late. I have an errand. And I need to find this little one’s nanny so that she can put her down for a nap.

What? I ran into the nanny upstairs. If you’d like, I can take the little one up to her.

Are you sure?

[chuckles] Of course! I am no stranger to babies.

[chuckling] Okay. And Victoria has clearly already taken a liking to you.

[Victoria cooing excitedly]

Well, I should hope so. Because I am most clearly crazy about her.

[both laugh]

Okay. Thank you so much. And I love you, little one.


[Konstantin sighs]

[softly] Thank you.

[Victoria cooing excitedly]

Yes. Agapoula mou. Yes.

[Victoria cooing]

[soft tense music] I hate to break it to you…

[whispers] But your namesake is one horrible son of a bitch.

[Victoria crying] Yes, he is. And I intend to get all his money. Yes, I do.

[Victoria crying]

You expecting someone?

Just those damn protesters who showed up at Titan earlier.

Doubt they followed you here.

Yeah, can’t be too careful.

Don’t worry. You got it all off.

Yeah, well, it would have been a lot easier if I had… somebody to help spot check.

[soft dramatic music]

I’ll tell you what.


The next time you’re doused in corn syrup and red food coloring…

[Alex chuckles] I’ll be sure to take a cursory peek.

Just a peek?

Well, well, well. If it isn’t Salem’s newest roommates.

[sighs] What do you want, Xander?

Nothing from you, believe me. But you…


I feel like I didn’t give you a proper warning yesterday so I’ll do it now. You’re making a huge mistake being anywhere near this woman.

Uh, I’m sitting right here. I can hear you.

YeahI think I can handle myself.

Don’t be so sure. Theresa is a grade-A manipulator.

[spoon clatters on plate]

Again I’m sitting right here.

The only reason someone like her offers to spend time with someone like you is because she’s after your fortune.

[mysterious tense music]

Maggie, you’re home!

Oh. Hello, Konstantin.

Aside from always being delighted to see you while you were out a gift I had made for you was delivered.

Oh, Konstantin. That’s very sweet of you. But it’s completely unnecessary.

Of course it’s necessary! You’ve been gracious enough to let me stay here. The least I can do is repay you for your kindness.

Oh. Oh, heavens. My kindness doesn’t need repaying. and even if it did, I mean you gave me that beautifullovely photo album. And it helped me feel so much closer to Victor seeing him in those pictures.

I’m glad those photos brought you so much comfort. Just like I hope this gift will.

[delicate dramatic music]

Oh, my goodness. What is this? What is this? Oh, my God. Oh.

[Maggie sighs softly]


Hi, Kayla.

Hi, Sarah.

Now a bad time?

No, never. Not for you. It’s wonderful to see you. How’s little Victoria?

Oh, she’s amazing. And I am exhausted.


Oh, yeah. I remember those first few months. They are brutal.

[chuckling] Mm-hmm.

But it’s to be expectedright? And you do not look exhausted.


You look great.

[chuckles] You’re sweet. You’re lying, but you’re sweet.

[chuckles] Not.

[Sarah chuckles] Where is that little beauty? Did you bring her in for a checkup?

No, um, she’s at home. Um, I came in because, uh there’s something I was hoping you could help me with.

Sure. If I can, I’m happy to. What do you need?

[soft dramatic music]

A job.

[soft upbeat music]

What’s going on?


[sighs] I’m sorry I brought up the subject of marriage the other night. But I didn’t realize it at the time. Kayla just told me that Stephanie said you told her you didn’t see yourself getting married anytime soon.

Right. I mean, Steph and I, we– we–we talked about it. She feels the same way I do.


It seems like we’re on the same page about it.

Are you? I don’t know, man. I think you may need to turn to a new page.

I-I didn’t know that you had decided to stay in town.

Um, yeah, yeah. I-I am definitely staying. Um… I don’t know how much you’ve heard, but.. Xander is suing me for full custody of Victoria.

Oh, no. Wellyou can’t really be worried that a judge would grant that?


[sighs] I didn’t think so, but Justin said that one very well could because I lied about her paternity. Oh, Kayla, I’m so sorry. I’m just–I’m doing everything in my power to make sure that I look like the best parent possible for my daughter. I mean, hell, I am doing everything in my power to be the best parent for my daughter. But you know now Rex and I are getting a divorce. And my situation is just a lot more precarious now.

[somber music]

I see.

And Xander…

[sniffles] Will probably use anything and everything. So, umI just want to be prepared. And showing the court that I am gainfully employed would really help my prospects.

Well, are you sure you’re ready to come back to work? I mean, you have a newborn.

Um, yeah, yeah. I, um, I-well–

[sighs] I was-I was hoping that I could just start off as part-time and then slowly work my way up to full-time hours.

Well, you know what? Now that’s something that’s going to work. I have a doctor who just resigned. He was working part-time.

[Sarah sighs] So as long as you’re ready to start pretty soon?

I will start as soon as you want. I’ll start right now.

No, no. You don’t need to do that. No, listen. I’m getting my assistant to get the paperwork together. We’ll email you, okay?

[Sarah sobs happily] All right.

Thank you, Kayla.

Hush. Listen, I’m sorry you’re going through all this. But I’m happy to have you back.

[Sarah chuckles]

Thank you so much. I’ll see you soon.


[Sarah sniffles]

[Kayla sighs]

Oh, for God’s sake, Alex. Don’t listen to him. Ugh.

[clears throat] Our living situation has absolutely nothing to do with money. And not that it’s any of your business but I asked Alex out before I even knew he was Victor’s son.

My, my, what an unbelievably lucky coincidence. Emphasis on unbelievably.

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Just I wouldn’t be surprised if you somehow had some inside information about Victor’s will.

Xander, get lost, huh?

How would I know what’s in Victor’s will?

Well, I couldn’t say. But I do know where there’s a will in this case, Victor’sthere is a way.

Oh, for God’s sake.

Listen to me, Alex. You need to watch your back with this one. Theresa comes across all sweetness and light but she can turn on you on a dime. Let’s not forget she wanted our cousin, Brady, so badly that she accused me of raping her. Falsely, I might add. I still went to jail for it.

And I have worked so, so hard to make amends. I mean, look at me. I’m a totally different person now.

Mm. So you say. But to me you look like the same conniving witch you’ve always been. Word to the wiseif it were me I’d guard that fortune with my life.

Oh, my goodness. It’s beautiful.

[gasps softly] Oh. How on Earth did you have it done?

It was very simple, really. I found an artist here in townI brought him a photograph and he was able to bring Victor to life.

He certainly did that.


You both did. Oh, I just can’t get over it. It’s too much.

This is nonsense! It is never too much! Victor was such a wonderful man. I want you and everyone else to-to-to- to feel his presence here.

[somber tense music]

Steph and I are on the same page. You think we need to turn the page? Uh, I’m sorry. I-I-I don’t know if I understand what you’re getting at, Steve.


Stephanie may have told you that she doesn’t want to get married right now. But she’s moved in with you. She’s gotten close to your kids. I mean, anyone can see how committed she is to you and your family. And if I know my daughter that means she’s hoping for marriage. Now, I understand your situation is complicated. You’re still grieving Abigail. My heart goes out to you. But if you’re not willing to give Stephanie everything she wants to give you right now then you need to end it.

Just give me a minute to explain.

Okay, hold on a second. You need to end itnot just for Stephanie’s sake but for Charlotte’s and Thomas’, too. Okay? Because the longer you let this thing go on the more painful it’s going to be for those kids.

I would never do anything to hurt my kids.

That’s right. That’s right. As a parent, you never want to see your kids hurt. And that’s exactly why I need to protect Stephanie. So Chad, if you’re not in it for the long haul you need to tell her. You need to tell her now.

Hey, you two. How’s it going? Is, uh, is something wrong? Is everything okay?

No. Everything’s good, baby girl. I’ve got to go.

You know what? I got to go, too. So nice to see you bothyour children. Oof. Beautifully behaved. Well done.

[Marlena and Chad chuckle]

Thank you.


I’ll walk you out.

Happy Halloween, Count.


[bittersweet music]

[soft dramatic music]

Hey! Hello, darling. What a surprise! What are you doing here? I didn’t leave anything at the pub, did I?

No, nothing like that. And I wish I was here just to give you a nice surprise. But–

Uh-oh. What did you do?

I’m afraid I might have caused a problem between Stephanie and Chad.

[Kayla sighs]

[somber music]

Hey, hey.


Would you mind watching the kids just a little bit longer? Not too long. I just want to talk to Stephanie.

Sure, yeah, of course. Hey, kids. How about going and looking through Roman’s old movie collection?

Halloween movies?

Yes, of course. Come on. Nothing too scary, I promise.

[suspenseful music]

Okay, what’s going on? Did something happen between you and my dad?

Yeah–no. I mean, it’s– it’s not really about him.

What is it? What are you talking about?

I’m going to ask you something. And-and I want you to be honest with me.

Sure? Go for it.

Were you telling me the truth when you said you didn’t want to get married?

Dude, I get that you think you’re helping. But honestlyyou’re just being rude. So if you don’t mind, Xander we would just like to enjoy a peaceful lunch.

Keep hanging out with herand this lunch might be the last peaceful thing you canenjoy, dude. Whatever. It’s your funeral.

Oh, Sarah. Hey, I’m glad I ran into you. I was going to try and track you down this afternoon but you saved me the hassle.

What do you want, Xander?

I just thought maybe we could, you know grab a coffee?


Talk about this custody thing?

That’s not a good idea.

Oh, because you’re nursing? Well, maybe just a herbal tea or something?

That’s not what I meant. I don’t think it’s a good idea for us to talk about custody without our lawyers present.

[Xander sighs]

Sarah, can’t we just–

No. No, we can’t. I’ll see you in court.

Alex, I hope you didn’t take any of what Xander just said to heart.

Are you kidding me?

[scoffs] Hell no.

[soft dramatic music] Everybody in my family knows Xander blames everybody else for his problems.

[Theresa sighs] Like I said beforeit’s just jealousy that I wound up as Victor’s heir and not him.

Yeah. That is what it is.

[chuckling] It’s jealousy.

[sighs deeply] I mean, thank God he’s not Victor’s son, right?

[scoffing chuckle] What a total jerk.

How does it look?


It is, isn’t it? It’s exactly what this room needs.

I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you again. What an amazing gift.

No thank yous are necessary. It is my great pleasure.

[Maggie sighs softly]

Oh, goodness. I’m sure I must look a mess. I’m going to fix my makeup. Will you excuse me?

You are looking as lovely as ever. Please take a moment.

[soft dramatic music fades]

[tense music] Ah, Victor, my old friend. You may have screwed me out of your will but it is not over between us yet. Is it?

[chuckles] Why should I settle for a cut of your son’s half when I can take all of your wife’s? And the best thing is… you will get to watch all of it.

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