Days of Our Lives Transcript
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I know. Me too. And please tell your dad that I’m so sorry to miss the first meal at his new place.
[chuckles] Yeah, another time. Oh, I don’t know exactly. Um, it’s just an emergency patient, somebody who’s in crisis. Yeah. Okay, no, it will be. Okay, see you soon. Bye, honey. Oh, love you, too. Bye.
[cell phone beeps, knock at door] Oh.
Dr. Evans? Thank God they got in touch with you.
[sighs] I know it’s late, but… I think I’m losing my mind.
Whoa. I knew Brady was going to be upset, but I was not prepared for that.
Well, I mean, come on. We told him we’d get him back custody of Rachel, and instead, we got Kristen’s shares, and he got squat. What’s not to be mad about?
Do we at least get points for owning up to what we did?
I-I mean, not really. I mean, I do feel sorry for him. I’d be horrified if Will and Sonny kept me away from my daughter. But you know what? That’s behind us now.
Well, not really. There’s more of that to come.
Oh, yeah. When he catches wind of what we’ve done, it’s going to register on the Richter scale.
Oh, those bastards.
Oh. Bad day?
[exhales deeply] Yes, Nicole, a very bad day.
Okay. What happened? Who are the bastards?
Gabi and Stefan.
[scoffs] Surprise, surprise. Okay, what did they do now?
They got their grubby little hands on Kristen DiMera’s shares.
With the result that their camp and my camp are deadlocked in a tie.
Okay, so you’re tied. So that doesn’t mean they have control.
Not yet, but don’t you get it? All they have to do is get one more shareholder on their side, and I’m as good as dead!
You know, Stephanie and I-
we weren’t on the same page, and it turned into a fight.
Mm. Well, I sensed it was getting tense when I walked the kids upstairs. What was it about?
Abigail. And, honestly, Kate, I don’t know what to do. I mean, I can’t go chasing after her. We’re just going to get in the same fight again.
Well, there’s no point to that.
No, there isn’t.
[light music] I’ll just go get the kids.
No. Okay, look…
[sighs] In the first place, you’re upset. They’re going to know something’s wrong.
And in second place?
In second place, you need to vent. I mean, I think you and Stephanie both need to-
to talk to someone, a neutral party. So you, me, Stephanie, and whomever.
No, I’m– [sighs] No. I think I just need to be alone for a while.
[knock at door] Um, Pop, I-I have to go. I think we have some trick-or-treaters.
[soft music] Yeah. Love you, too.
[phone beeps, clatters]
[candy clatters] Oh, my God.
[chuckles] Happy Halloween.
[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”
I swear to God, they are going to pay for this.
Here we go again.
We had a balance of power, and that bitch’s greed is going to end up toppling the company. And Stefan–Stefan lets her lead him around by his knob.
Do you even know why Kristen signed over her shares?
She wouldn’t say, which leads me to believe that it’s blackmail.
Ah, blackmail, in this family.
And Kristen won’t tell me, because then I’ll have a hold over her, just like they do. Well, I’m going to find out what it is, and I’m going to bring her to her knees. After everything I’ve done for that bitch!
EJ, no! Sydney sent you that from Murano–you love it. And what, you were just going to smash it?
Because Stefan and Gabi did to you something you would have no problem doing to them? Don’t you remember telling me to warn you when you start to go to a dark place?
I never said any such thing.
Well, maybe you should have.
Please have a seat.
Um, I’m so grateful you could see me tonight. I just didn’t feel like I could, uh, wait another day. I, um…
Well, I-I can’t sleep.
[clears throat] Well, I mean, sometimes I can, but then the nightmares wake me up. And I just… pace the floors, you know… ruminating… being hard on myself… wondering how everything in my life went so wrong.
How long has this been going on?
Well… I’m very glad you called me. Do you have any idea… what happened that you began to have these symptoms?
Yeah, o-of course. It’s when I know I lost the woman of my dreams.
[laughing] Gabi, that–Relax. That’s just some guy in a costume.
No, that’s not just a costume. That is a zombie costume!
Is this why you won’t watch “The Last of Us” with me? You–you do realize zombies aren’t real, right?
Well, you missed a lot the years that Rolf had you on ice.
Are you telling me there was a zombie apocalypse in Salem and no one has mentioned it?
Close. A couple years ago, on this very night, in this very square, I came face-to-face with a very undead Nick Fallon.
Where did you– How– [sighs]
I can’t believe it’s you.
I know. It’s a shock. I… I must be the last person you expected to see.
Why are you here?
Here in–in Salem? Isn’t it obvious? I came to find you.
So… I was right. You and Stephanie did have a problem.
Yep. Well, I was hoping it was a minor one.
It wasn’t. It was anything but.
[light music] Remember the dinner I told you about that was, um-
that at our place?
[scoffs] The one where Steve and Kayla were pushing you to marry Stephanie?
Um, you were there when she got back from work, remember?
Yeah, I do.
Well, after, um-
after you left, we finally had a chance to talk one-on-one about getting married.
Okay. So how did that go?
You know, I thought it-
I thought it went-
went okay, you know. I told her I wasn’t ready, for all the reasons I told you.
And she seemed to go along with it. She said she wasn’t in a rush. So I thought that that’d be the end of it. Turns out she was just telling me what I wanted to hear.
[sighs] So she was hurt and disappointed because you weren’t ready to get married.
Mm-hmm. You know, and I-
and, I mean, honestly, I-I see her side of this. I do. I get it. Abigail looms over everything.
[sighs] I don’t know. Maybe I–maybe I just moved on too–too fast. I just don’t think she understands what it’s like to love someone like that.
To love and lose someone like that.
Right. I mean, she–you know, she was with Alex, and that was-
that was over pretty quickly, and, um, it wasn’t all that serious. And then there was this-
this guy in, um, Seattle. But Abby… She was my wife.
[sighs] She was the mother of my children. You know?
Yeah. So Stephanie doesn’t have her past looming over her like you do.
Not even close.
You mind if I come in? Please. Look, um… I came a really, really long way to see you, all right? Just give me a few minutes, a few minutes to explain. Please. Thanks.
First… let me explain how I felt when you disappeared on me, when you didn’t answer my calls, my texts, when you decided we were done. And–and not only didn’t have the balls to tell me in person, you didn’t have the balls to tell me at all!
Look, look, you have every right to be upset, okay?
Oh, thank you for your okay on that!
But there’s another reason for what happened. Okay, first of all, I never, ever ghosted you. And I never wanted to break up with you, okay? There’s a reason for all this.
And you’re going to tell me? Well, you’ve had long enough to come up with a story, so what is it? You were–you were abducted by aliens? Joined a cult? Oh, wait. I got it. You were in a coma.
Yeah. Yes, actually, I was.
Oh, check it out.
So Nick Fallon, undead Nick Fallon bumped into you in Horton Square.
Don’t be flip. You were dead, and here you are.
There’s a difference, okay? My thing was more like a-a hibernation, and everybody in Salem knows about it, whereas Nick-
you’re saying that he came back from the dead and no one has mentioned it?
I might have been the only person to see him. It only lasted one day-
him being alive.
Wow. How did Nick get a one-day pass?
Well, he had help from Marlena Evans, who was, at the time, possessed by the Devil.
Sounds like undead Nick has friends in low places.
So what you’re saying is that… you’re not over Gabi.
I thought I was. Gabi and I were in love. It–it was mutual. But I knew that if Stefan were revived, then that would be the end of us. So… I did everything I could to make sure that she didn’t know that he had been, that he was alive. And when Gabi found out what I had done, what I was capable of doing… We were done in her mind, but it was different for me.
Look, I-I should, uh-
I should tell you something. And I can’t reveal my source, but… I do know that you had nothing to do with a plan to brainwash Harris to go after Stefan. What are you thinking?
I’m thinking that, um… it’s important that you know that what you just said… who you learned that from, whatever source… it isn’t true. I was in on the plot against Stefan.
Thank you. I wouldn’t have wanted to lose this. I’m sorry that I lost control.
It won’t work.
What won’t work?
This ultra-rational persona that you pull out every time I try and talk you off a ledge for whatever. You use it as a cover to do exactly what you said-
screamed you were going to do-
get revenge, bring them to their knees. And there’s nothing I can do to stop you.
I understand that maybe I overreacted.
But I don’t think you can expect me, after I’ve been stabbed in the back by my brother, a sister, and a money-grubbing interloper, to shrug my shoulders and say, that’s life.
[sighs] God. The DiMeras-
you’re like the-
the Montagues and the Capulets both at the same time. And I just–I can’t believe that I’m bringing a baby into this family.
Hey, we are.
[dramatic music] What? What are you thinking?
Sometimes… Sometimes, EJ, I-I… I feel like we are finally a “we.” But just now… our baby and I–it just-
it felt like we didn’t exist. Nothing did, except your hate, anger, and revenge. And what’s scary is… yeah, s-sometimes we are a team… a couple. But then to–to cite yet another example of why I feel like I’m invisible to you is… is when you decided that Ava needed to pay for what you thought she did to your mother, and then just like that, you-
you’re full DiMera again. And–and our-
[sighs] Our baby and I… Factor into nothing. I love you, EJ. I do. But, um, I am responsible for this baby that I’m carrying. And sometimes I just don’t know if I can trust you to be the father that he or she needs.
[inhales sharply] All right, well, now you know why I acted like a total scaredy-cat wuss.
No, no, no, you, my love, are the total opposite of a scaredy-cat wuss. You are tough and strong and fierce and just about my favorite human being on the planet.
[scoffs] Just about?
All right, you are my favorite human being on the planet, bar none.
And if any of those undead creatures come after you again, they’re going to have to go through me first.
Oh, my hero. Well, you know, I’m actually more concerned about EJ coming after us after he finds out that we have Kristen’s shares, therefore pushing him out for good.
Okay, well, if we’re going to want to get ahead in this fight for votes with EJ, we got some serious work to do, because as of right now, he’s got Theo, Tony, Johnny, Chad on his side, and I don’t see any of those guys flipping on him anytime soon.
Well, you actually left a name out… Li Shin.
So I assume you wanted Stefan out of the way so you could have another chance with Gabi?
[clears throat] I was ready to go to the limit to make that happen. I did horrible things. And I was ready to do more, and I still lost her. And now… I can’t live with the man I’ve turned into.
[exhales deeply] So… this has been brewing for a long time.
Yeah, it has.
[sighs] You know, on Abigail’s birthday…
I, um… I was going to take the kids to go and–and visit her grave. Stephanie said she wanted to join. And I told her I, um-
I didn’t want her to.
[sighs] How did she react to that?
She–she seemed to understand, you know. I know. I know, she was-
she was hurt. She felt excluded. And today… you know, she comes out, and she’s wearing this costume, and it’s the exact same costume Abigail wore last Halloween.
Oh, my God.
So, when I saw her in it, when I–when I–when I saw Stephanie in it, I, um… I didn’t know what to say. You know, she could see that I was upset. So I told her-
uh, I told her that Abigail wore the same one last Halloween. And, um… you know, then we were both very grown-up and–and-
and sensitive about it, but, you know, we both knew that something really bad had just happened.
Uh, so that’s why she wasn’t wearing a costume when she got here.
Yeah, and then-
uh, you know, then we get here, and we’re around the kids and around everyone else, and–and, you know, we have to pretend like everything’s fine, which we both hate. And I tell her what her dad said, and I ask her if it’s true. And after a night of pretending… it all just kind of spills out, you know. She wants to get married. And I don’t. And then, we weren’t all that, uh–all that, um… grown-up and sensitive with each other.
[sighs] Honey, I am so sorry. I-I’m sorry for both of you.
I–Mm. Look, I just wish-
I wish I just-
there was a way for me to make her understand that there’s not some–some timetable that I can follow that leads to a wedding. You know? Maybe I just… maybe I just moved on too soon. Um… The truth is, I’m, um… I’m scared, ’cause I don’t want to lose…
[voice breaking] Another person that I love. And I, um–and I-I never said this to her, but I’m-
I’m–I’m scared that she just wants to… nail it all down because of–of what happened with this guy in Seattle, who, you know, she thought it was a real deal, and he ghosted her. I get it. But I’m scared that she just wants to–to get married so that never happens again.
A coma? Right. You know, abducted by aliens may not be plausible, but at least it’s not as tired as a coma.
It’s the truth.
[sighs] Do you remember the last day that we saw each other?
Vividly. I asked you to mail something for me, and I never saw you again.
That’s because I was hit by a car… right after I left the post office.
That sounds convenient.
Well, it was actually anything but convenient. If I’d been hit on the way to the post office, they would have been able to trace me to you because of the return address on your package, but all I had on me was my cell phone. And apparently… it was destroyed in the accident. I didn’t have an ID on me, so… they had to put me in a medically induced coma in order to save me. I know. It sounds so farfetched and ridiculous, but that’s… that’s the truth. And after they revived me, not only did I have physical issues… but I lost my memory. I couldn’t get them to contact you because I couldn’t remember you. And ever since then, I’ve been working on myself, you know, trying to get better, learning to–to walk and talk again, figuring out who I am, figuring out who you were. It was… hard… to say the least, but… do you know… what the one good day, the one good day in that whole mess was?
[chuckles] It was the day I remembered how much I loved you.
Everett, what the hell?
You–you can’t just show up at my door after all this time and–and expect things to be the same!
I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m–I’m so sorry. I’m really sorry. I… Hoping things might be the same is–is–is the only thing that got me through all this. Steph, that’s why I’m here-
to–to tell you that you may not realize it, but… you saved me.
Okay, reality check…
I thought you dumped me. I moved on. I-I don’t live here alone. I’m with someone new.
I-I found out that you-
that you moved back to Salem and that you–you run your company from here.
So you’ve been spying on me?
No. No, no, no, no. Nothing like that, all right? I-I came by earlier. I rang the doorbell. When I heard a dude’s voice, I-I took off.
Chad answered, but no one was there. We thought it was a prank.
Well, after that, I sort of had to know what I was up against, so I followed you two to-
What’s that restaurant called, the Brady Pub?
You followed me?
Only so that I could catch you alone so I could tell you all this. Okay, Steph…
I want you back so badly. I don’t know how serious it is with that guy. I only saw what looked like an argument. Just give it to me straight. You married? You engaged?
No. Definitely not.
Stephanie knows that you’re a substantial person. She knows that you’re loving and you’re caring, and I don’t think there’s any way that she would compare you to someone who ghosted her.
Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe–maybe not on a conscious level, but she–she thought that she… um, you know, misread me and my intentions the same way she did with the-
with the guy in Seattle.
[light music] I mean, when I moved in with her, I thought that it… that it–it felt right. And now I’m thinking that maybe it was, um… it was too soon… you know? Should I have held off? All I know is that, um… that this fight left, uh-
left a lot of stuff up in the air for us. She wants me to, uh, move on from Abigail so we can go forward. I can’t go back. And I can’t go forward. So, you know, it’s, um… I’m just…
Feeling like you’re trapped, right?
Most people thought he was an evil man. But never for one second did I doubt that his family was the center of his world… his raison d’etre. And I owe that to our baby, and I owe that to you.
It’s just… scary, EJ, because not too long ago, you wanted to elope that night, so you go get a marriage license, and you want to fly to Italy to get married, with Holly and Sydney there. And then…
[chuckles] A funny thing happened along the way to the airport. You had to have someone killed.
[sighs] I mean…
You’re right. I lose track of what really matters or what’s really important… Which is you and the baby. But I will not lose track of that… ever again. I swear.
Oh, that’s like Lucy swearing she won’t pull the football.
I’m asking for a leap of faith here. Nicole, I still have the marriage license.
I’ll call them up and tell them to get the jet ready and that I’m flying to Italy to get married, and there’s nothing in this world that is going to stop me this time.
I’m not getting married on Halloween.
But you will marry me.
You better be telling me the truth… that DiMera Enterprises is just a job. It is not your life. Look, your… your dysfunctional family isn’t going to change, EJ, so you have to.
[chuckles] God, this would be so much easier if I could just forget the fact that you’re such an accomplished liar.
[chuckles] Nicole, think about it.
[chuckles] I’m agreeing to marry the one person on this planet who isn’t scared of me and can see right through me, and I hate that. Well, I love you so much… that I am signing on for a lifetime of it.
[both chuckle] Come on, Walker, don’t be a sore winner.
What about Li Shin, huh?
Well, d-do you need a reminder? I could perhaps… see my way to exploit certain animal urges I seem to stir in him.
Okay, first of all, I admire your confidence. I do, because you have pitched this to me numerous times, and I have shot it down every single time, okay? Let’s use our imagination for a second and think about if Li does actually still have feelings for you. You realize you are willingly putting me back in the crosshairs. Or have you forgotten that Li tried to kill me in order to clear a path to you?
Oh, my God, Stefan DiMera, you are a genius!
So, uh, Dr. Evans, tell me… since I imagine you’ve dealt with a lot of patients dealing with obsessions… has it ever before led to the confession of a felony?
Not that I recall.
Hmm. Well, I know the rules as well as you do-
that what I say here as your patient is confidential… even admitting to a crime.
If it’s a crime that’s happened in the past… yes, but if it’s something that’s about to happen, well, then… that’s quite different. Are you suggesting to me that you’re planning to do something to get Gabi back that could be criminal?
[stammers] Dr. Evans, please, you have to understand, that’s–that’s why I’m here. It’s because I don’t want to do anything like that ever again. I don’t even want to think about it. What I want to do is, I-I just want to move on. I don’t want Gabi in my dreams. I don’t want her in my thoughts. I’m desperate to get past her. But… without your help…
[dramatic music] I don’t know how I can.
And I agree with you, but do you mind telling me why I’m a genius?
‘Cause you just reminded me that Li tried to kill you to get to me! We need leverage on the man-
the same kind of leverage we used on Kristen. He just gave us a way to get it.
Okay, okay, I see what you’re getting at. And it could work, except we’re missing one very important piece.
Yeah. Some would say it’s necessary, essential even.
So how can I help?
You already have. You listened. It’s going to be up to me to fix… Once I figure out how to get started.
[both chuckle] Probably involves me going home. So I should go up and get the kids.
Hey, wait. Um, they’re probably still watching that movie, ’cause they had a lot left. And, you know, honestly, we would love to have them here with us tonight, which means you could go home and have some privacy with Stephanie. What do you think?
I think that is a lovely offer, one which I will accept. I’m just going to go and say good night, then.
Okay. Oh, honey.
[light rock music] It’s going to be all right.
You’re not engaged?
[dramatic music] Does that mean-
It doesn’t mean anything… not for us. It’s been years, Everett.
[clicks tongue] I get it. All right, this is, uh… it’s a lot to take in all at once. You’ll have questions. You’ll–you’ll need time. You just need to know, okay? That for me… I love you as much as I did the day I left for the post office. And I always will.
[exhales sharply] Okay, um… your boyfriend’ll, uh… he’ll be home soon. Um… I’ll take off. Um, take care, Steph.
You too, Everett.
Mmm. Okay, so you don’t want to get married on Halloween. How about tomorrow? Do you have any objections to November st?
None that I can think of.
Mm, that’s it, then. Tomorrow… I make you mine.
That means you’re mine.
Thank you for seeing me so last minute. I’m very grateful.
We will start tomorrow with a formal session.
[dramatic music] You going to be all right tonight?
Yeah, um… I already feel a little better.
Good. You’ll have to put in the work, and it will take time. But I’ll be right there with you. And we will work together to help you close this chapter of your life.
And start a new one… without Gabi in it.
All right, we want proof against Li. Here’s my theory. We want it bad enough, we’re going to find it, all right? That’s what we do. That’s what winners do. Come on, baby, we do our best thinking in bed. I’ll race you–oh!
Oh! I’m so sorry. I wasn’t looking where I was going.
Sorry, uh, do I know you from somewhere?
No, um, I don’t think so.
I-I guess I must have you confused with somebody else. Um, I’m sorry. Happy Halloween. Okay?
Are you sure you don’t know that guy? The way he was looking at you…
I’ve never seen him before in my life.
The kids are, um-
are going to stay over with, uh, Roman and Kate.
Look… I’m really sorry. Do you want to talk?
I think we’ve done enough talking for one day.
Okay, you’re probably right. Um, I’m going to get ready for bed, then.