Days Transcript Monday, November 6, 2023

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Thank you, Everett, for urging me to open up and… for listening. It really helped.

I hope this Chad guy knows how lucky he is. Come here.

[unsettling music]


Chad, hey. What are you doing here?

I was passing by– I was, um– I was on my way home. So are you gonna introduce me to your friend here?

One lava cake to go. Sorry it took so long.

That is okay. I have a feeling it will be worth the wait. ,::,

Did you and Wendy enjoy dinner?

We did. It was delicious.

Good, I’m just still trying to get the feel for running the place, you know?

Well, you’re doing a great job. Everything was fantastic, and Wendy loved it too. She would have said it herself, but she had to step out to get a hold of her brother. Oh, and she said to say thank you for the family discount.

Oh, yeah.

I, uh–I wish we could have comped the entire meal, but as your mother knows, we need to run a tight ship around here. It’s our goal to avoid even the slightest hint of impropriety.

Hey, Wendy.

Oh, Harris, hi.

Hi. I heard we’re gonna be working together at the Salem PD.

Yeah, I’m running the IT department. Today’s my first day.

That’s great. I mean, if your fake passports are any indication of your skill level, I think we’re gonna be in good hands.


Is everything okay?

Oh, it’s just… I’ve been texting my brother, and I still haven’t heard back from him, so I’m a bit worried. He’s kind of having a bad day.

[dramatic musical sting]

[foreboding music]

Oh, my God. Is Li…

He’s dead.

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

Sorry, Chad. This is Everett Lynch. Everett, this is Chad DiMera.

Pleasure to meet you.

Yeah. No, I’m sure I’ll feel the same way here in a minute. First of all, how do you, uh– how do you guys know each other?

I’m her boyfriend.


I’m sorry, what?

Whoa, whoa. Um… Wow, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I totally misspoke.

[laughs] I feel like such an idiot. Um, I think I’m still getting used to the idea that Steph and I aren’t together anymore.

You two were a couple?

Um, Everett’s the guy that I told you about from Seattle.


Mm. The one who ghosted you?

Yes, but there’s a whole–

Yeah. No, no, no. No, it’s fine. No, Stephanie, actually– she, um– she told me all about you, that you guys were in a serious relationship, and then one day you just straight-up disappeared without a trace, no explanation, no nothing, like a coward.

Chad, I appreciate you defending me, but you don’t understand.

Don’t understand what? That this guy treated you like dirt and then ran away without the decency to tell you why?

That’s not what happened.


I never ghosted Stephanie, at least not intentionally.

Thank you again, Mom. It was a really great meal.

You are welcome. It’s my pleasure, babe.

And mine. Come back anytime.


I will thank you to refrain from speaking to my son in the future.

I was just being friendly.

Friendly, right, to the guy you threatened to kill.

Only to keep you in line. He’s safe as long as you remember Clyde’s your boss, and you keep doing whatever he tells you. Lucky for you, Clyde’s real happy with your job performance so far.

And why wouldn’t he be? The customers are all happy with all the changes I’ve made. The new menu’s a hit. Profits are great.

Are you forgetting that the restaurant profits are not the one that Clyde cares about? This little place, nah, it’s a perfect front for drug distribution and money laundering. That’s what you need to keep focused on.

Listen, I can run a drug operation at a five-star restaurant in my sleep.

You better hope that that’s true, because if the police ever get wind of what’s really going on here, you and your son will be the ones who suffer the most.

Okay, listen, I know the score, Gil, so just back the hell off, okay?

Is there a problem here?

[dark music]

I got the lava cake.

Ooh, yay. I cannot wait.


Oh, did you want one too?

Oh, don’t even joke about that, Tripp Johnson. You know I take my desserts very seriously.

As one should. So did you, uh, get in touch with Li?

Uh, not yet. I keep texting him, but I haven’t heard back.

It really sucks what Stefan and Gabi did to him.

Yeah. I mean, what kind of psycho fakes her own kidnapping to try to blackmail someone? It makes me sad, really. I thought Gabi and I were kind of friends, but she really stabbed my brother in the back.

How did this happen?

Did you get my voicemail?

I did. You said you were headed here, but you didn’t say why.

Because Li sent me a text message saying that all the stock certificates he signed over to us were fake, that if I wanted the real ones, I needed to come here and talk to him alone.

[sighs] He lied to you, Gabi. They were real. They were authenticated in the shareholders’ meeting.

Oh, my God. He tricked me?

Yes. Yes, he did. He…

[sighs] I used those shares to fire EJ, Gabi, and as soon as the meeting was over, I rushed over here, and I… I knew things were gonna be bad, but I did not realize they would be this bad. Why did you do it? Why did you kill Li?

[suspenseful music]

So I had just mailed a letter to Stephanie. We were old-school, and we used to write each other real letters. Um, anyway, I was crossing the street, and a car ran right into me.

He spent a year in a medically induced coma.

And when I came out of it, I-I was just total wreck. Um, took me forever to recover, both physically and mentally. Um, my memory was really spotty.

By the time he remembered me and tried to reach out, I had already moved to Salem, and he didn’t have my address.

Tracking you down was really not easy, but I–I had to try. I mean, I couldn’t let her think that I just left without any explanation, you know?

Mm-hmm. So then you came to Salem to tell her what really happened?

Yeah, yeah. And honestly… I was foolish enough to think that we could just pick up where we left off.


[uneasy music]

Sounds like the two of you were arguing.

Uh, you know what, it’s my fault. You know, sometimes I just get a little too passionate about food, and then I have to remind myself that Gil here is the boss, and so whatever he says goes.

Well, yeah, I’m the boss, but I’m not quite the tyrant she makes me out to be. You have to remember that I need to answer to people as well, and I don’t wanna upset them.

Yeah, well, then you should listen to Ava. She has some great ideas.

Oh, I never said she didn’t. Now, Ava–Ava has a very valuable skill set. Some might even say a unique skill set. All I know is, she’s gonna make this business a huge success.

I couldn’t agree more.

Well, I need to get back to my office. Detective Michaels, good to see you again.


[soft ambient music] Do you–do you like working for this guy?

Meh, he’s not so bad. Why do you ask?


Um, I don’t know, something about him rubs me the wrong way.

That was such a great dinner. Thank you. But I feel kinda bad about leaving Li at home by himself. He doesn’t normally like to show that he’s hurting, but… today he sure didn’t hide how upset he was.

And why wouldn’t he be?

Yeah. Why wouldn’t he be? I mean, he lost his shares in the most humiliating way, and he is definitely not looking forward to telling that to our father. But I think it’s mostly about Gabi. The way she used him, it’s hurtful.

Well, to be fair–

Oh. No, I know.

[laughs] Okay, he did awful things to her too, but… he’s finally trying to put this whole obsessive thing with her behind him.

Oh, yeah? Well, that’s good.

It is. And don’t tell him I told you this, but he’s been in therapy with Dr. Evans, and he kind of had a breakthrough. I mean, he finally told me that he’s ready to move on with his life and… now I’m just worried that another betrayal by Gabi is gonna cause him a huge setback.

You’re really protective of him.

Yeah, well, he and I do bicker a lot, it’s true, but… he’s my brother… and I love him. I hate that he’s so miserable.

Well, then let’s get home and cheer him up. And who knows, maybe we can, uh, share this little, you know, lava cake with him so…

That is really sweet of you. Well, I mean, it’s coming out of your half, so.

[both laugh]

Stefan, what–what are you talking about? I didn’t–I didn’t kill Li. I showed up here, the door was open, and I found him like this.

Why are you holding the knife, Gabi? I-I-I just panicked. I don’t know. I thought– I was trying to help him by pulling it out, and then you showed up.

Okay. If that is true, then–

It is true. Of course, it is! I swear to God.

Okay. Gabi, I’m not sure how smart it was for you to pick up the knife. Your fingerprints are now on the murder weapon.

I know. I just–I freaked out. I didn’t know what else to do, but I didn’t kill Li. You have to believe me.

[sighs] I do. Okay? I do. But the question now is, Gabi: if you didn’t stab Li, who did?

[ominous music]

Mmm. That’s delicious.

It is. It was a boxed cake that I had in the freezer. Gosh, you know, we didn’t have any time to get something special. Sweet Bits, this marriage was so last minute.

Well, it wouldn’t have made any difference to them. They didn’t eat any.

Maybe they wanted to get right to the honeymoon.

Makes sense. And speaking of brides, I need to go home and see mine. I wanna tell Kate about these, uh, impromptu nuptials.

Give her my best, please.

Good night, Roman.

All right. You two take care. Good night.


[door clicks shut]

You’re awfully quiet. You okay?

No, not really. Last time we spoke, you were feeling very optimistic about getting custody of Rachel with the help of your friends. Judging by your demeanor, I’m guessing that didn’t go so well.

You could say that. They screwed me over.

I have no idea who did this. There was nobody else here when I got here.

You searched the place?


Well, thank God for that, because if the killer had been here when you walked in, there’s no telling what would have happened.

You’re right. I mean, I just– I wish I would have never come here in the first place. Of all the rotten luck.

[eerie music]

Was it though?

Oh, well, come on. It’s not good luck, Stefan.

What I’m saying is, what if luck wasn’t in play, luck in any capacity? Look, you didn’t come here because you wanted to. Li lured you here under false pretenses. He wanted you here at his place.

So you’re saying Li lured me here so that he could set me up for his murder? That’s nuts. What is this, his body double or something?

Li’s certainly taken extreme measures before.

Are you hearing yourself? Are you–how could he possibly stab himself in the back? Could he do that?

No, no. You’re right. Never–never mind.

But hold on a second, because maybe you are… on to something. I mean, this doesn’t feel right. So maybe somebody is trying to set me up.

So you want to get back together with Stephanie then?

No. No, no. No, no. That–that came out wrong. Of course, I don’t wanna get back together with Stephanie now. I mean, she’s–she’s involved with you now. But obviously, that’s what I was hoping for when I–when I thought it was a possibility, if that makes sense. Anyway, Chad, I just wanna tell you, you are a very lucky man, okay? Steph is such an amazing woman.

I agree.

Anyway, after I recovered, I mean, just for months, I would say to myself, you know, “I need to find Steph. Reunite with her.” But, um, nonetheless, now that I know you guys are dating– or, I guess, not just dating, right? Um, Steph, you were saying last night, um, you two actually– you live together.

Last night?

Everett came by the apartment before you came home.

You didn’t–you didn’t tell me that part, did you?

Gil’s arrogant, he’s bossy, he wears so much cologne, it gives me a migraine, and he’s a pain in the ass, if you wanna know the truth, but he’s basically harmless.

You sure? He just seems off somehow, a little too slick for me.

Yeah. Yeah. I know, but nothing I can’t handle.

Well, I’m sure you’re right.


Am I being overprotective?

I don’t know, maybe a little, but it’s kind of nice to have somebody who’s got your back.

Well, Jada said that I’m being overprotective and maybe even a little jealous.



Really? Is that true? Wait a minute, you jealous of Gil? Gil and his musky aroma? Huh? No?

[laughs] Okay. Come on, Gil is the last person that I would ever be attracted to.

That’s good to know.

So what’d you come in for? You hungry? We got great specials tonight.

Actually, I came to see you. I mean, in case you forgot, I made you a promise, and I’m here to make good on it.

Okay, let’s think for a minute, all right? Who would want to frame you for murder?

I have no idea, but I just realized, if this is a setup, we need to get out of here right now.

You’re right. Of course. Come on, let’s get out of here.

Wait, wait. What are we gonna do with this knife?


What’s going on? Why are you– Aah!


[dramatic music]

So yeah, Gabi and Stefan, they were just leading me on the whole time, making me believe that they were just gonna make Kristen look like an unfit parent, but that wasn’t their agenda. Their agenda the whole time was just getting Kristen’s shares of DiMera. That’s all they wanted. They weren’t gonna help me out with Rachel at all.

Brady, I’m so sorry.

It’s okay. You told me. You warned me. You said, “Don’t trust them.” You were right. But I was desperate, and I just want my little girl back.

I know, but to lie to you like that and to use a child. I mean, that’s reprehensible.

Yeah, it’s pretty shameless, but there’s nothing they won’t do to get what they want. And they say they want Kristen’s shares, but I’ll tell you what, I-I think they want a majority.

That means they’ll be targeting somebody else.

Exactly. And I pity whoever their next victim is.

Oh, my God, oh, my God! Li? Li! Li, can you hear me? Please help him, Tripp.

[cries] What have you done to him?

Nothing. Oh, nothing. We had nothing to do with it. Then why are you holding the knife? Why did you say needed to get rid of it?

Wendy, I know this looks really bad, but you are jumping to the wrong conclusion.

Oh, I don’t think so. I think it’s pretty damn obvious. Gabi killed my brother.

No, she didn’t. Li’s still alive.

[dramatic music]

When I came home last night, you didn’t say anything about your ex-boyfriend showing up on our doorstep.

I know, but it wasn’t like I was trying to keep it from you. We just didn’t have a chance to talk. It was just bad timing.

Anyway, um, it really doesn’t matter, okay? As I hope I made it clear earlier, now that I know you two are in a relationship, I’m–I’m completely backing off.


[laughs] I’m so sorry I was standoffish. Um, my bad. I just got the wrong impression of you two, I think.

Totally understand. And just by the way, um, this wasn’t planned. We just we totally ran into each other.

Mm, yeah, no. And you seem like a very nice guy, and what happened to you was awful, so best of luck.

Thank you.

Yeah. When do you head back to Seattle?

Oh, I don’t. Uh, I don’t go back to Seattle. I’m actually sticking around Salem.

[strange music]

What kind of promise?

Well, you know, remember a few weeks ago, we–we, uh–we kind of had a moment.

Why are you being so cryptic? We kissed.



Yes, we kissed, but we decided not to jump into anything romantic until our lives were back on track.

Yeah, and I must admit, that was uncharacteristically mature on both of our parts.

Wasn’t it? Not only mature, but now I am gainfully employed. And if we recall, I made a promise to you that I would take you out to dinner once I got a job. So… I would like to, uh… set up a date with you… you know, if you’re still interested.


What? Did–did I just put you on the spot? Because if you wanna change your mind about it, it’s–

No, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no, no. It’s just, um…

[sighs] I’m just afraid that my job’s gonna end up being a problem.

Well, how?

It’s just–it just seems like it’s gonna be, you know, all-consuming, and I– I wouldn’t want my obligations here to end up hurting you.

Come on, Ava. I know what I’m getting into. Yeah, we both got jobs, new jobs with crazy hours, but, I mean, this is not a lifetime commitment. I mean, we’re talking about one dinner… and possibly a dessert.

Whoa, wait. Whoa, whoa. Wait a minute. You didn’t mention dessert, okay? Well, now I’m talking. All right?

I was reluctant to bring out the big guns.


So what do you say?

I say let’s do it.

Great. How does, uh, tomorrow work?

Oh, that’s just perfect, actually, it’s my day off. both: Yeah.

Then it’s a date. I’ll pick you up at 😕

Okay. Oh, you know what, actually, maybe, um– maybe I should just meet you at the restaurant. Three roommates and my place, it can get a little chaotic.


You said he was dead.

I thought he was. He didn’t have a pulse.

It’s weak, but it’s still there. He’s still breathing.

Thank God.

Save the act. You clearly wanted him dead.

No, I didn’t. I found him like this, I swear.

Someone call , okay? We need to go to a hospital right away.



[tense music]

So you’re moving to Salem?

There’s nothing left for me in Seattle. Not only did I lose Steph, I lost my job, so there really was no point in staying.

But why here? Why Salem?

Oh, it’s not because of Steph, honestly. Um, this job popped up, I was perfect for it, and they just– they hired me on the spot.

He’s gonna go work for “The Spectator.”

Oh, yeah. I see. Okay.

Yeah. I hear they have a stellar reputation. But if I’m being honest, I just sort of needed the job. I gotta start paying all these medical bills. Turns out, being comatose for over a year, pretty expensive.


I bet.

Anyway, um, I have an early morning, so I’m going to take off.

Good luck.

Thank you. Thank you. Um, and I know this might be too much to ask, but I honestly, genuinely hope the three of us can be friends.

I think that would be nice.

Okay. Um, see you around.

[uneasy music]



How do you like working at the Salem PD, huh?

Uh, I like it, you know, even though I got off to a pretty rocky start.

No, what happened?

Jada and I were tasked with hunting down Dimitri Von Leuschner and Leo Stark, and we almost got ’em, actually, on Halloween night, but they–they managed to get away.

Oh, damn. That’s too bad. But I’m sure you’ll get ’em eventually.

Yeah, it’s just, you know– it’s just really frustrating.

I know. I know, but try not to let it trouble you too much. You know, you’re smart, you got great instincts, and you’re gonna be a great cop.

Thank you.

[phone beeps] I appreciate the support. Sorry, looks like they need me back on duty, says there’s been a stabbing incident.


[sighs] Maybe we should just go home and wait for the police to contact us.

It’s best for us to wait here, that way they see we have nothing to hide.

I should probably go wipe the prints off the knife, right?

No, no. Gabi, Wendy, and Tripp saw you holding the knife. If you wipe it clean now, you’re tampering with evidence. It’ll make you look more guilty.

I already look guilty thanks to whoever’s setting me up.

Listen to me, you have nothing to worry about. Whoever’s trying to frame you for this, it’s not gonna work. Li is alive, okay? He will tell the police who did this to him. He will clear your name.

[suspenseful music]



Wendy, stay back, stay back.

No, he needs to know I’m here. He needs to know he’s not alone.

Okay, just give us some room to work, okay?

[sighs] Li, it’s me, Jing-Wen. I’m right here by your side, okay?

[monitor beeping evenly]


Yes, it’s me. You’re in the hospital right now, but you’re going to be okay. Tripp is going to take good care of you.

Don’t leave me. Don’t leave me.

I won’t. I won’t, I promise. Okay, I’ll stay right here by your side, just like you’ve always stayed by mine. Li, can you tell me what happened? Tell me who did this to you.

[grunting weakly]

[monitor flatlines]

You and Detective Michaels looked mighty cozy. I hope you didn’t let anything slip about a little operation.

Oops. Wait, was that supposed to be a secret?

[gasps] Oh, no. I probably shouldn’t have said that our sugar packets are filled with cocaine.

You do understand, Ava, that if you ever do let anything slip, you’ll be putting a target on the good detective’s back right along with the one on your son’s.

Oh, my God, this isn’t my first rodeo, Gil. I know the score.

Good. Well, come with me. There’s a shipment coming in, and I need you to supervise out back.

Yeah, I’m coming.

[dark music]

[phone beeps]

“It would be nice,” huh?

What would?

For us to be– for us to be friends, you, me, Everett. That’s what you said.

I was being polite.

Okay, then let me be really, really direct right now. I don’t think it would be nice at all. I think it would be awkward as hell, and it actually reminds me a lot of what we just went through with Alex.

This is totally different, Chad.

How so? Alex lusted after you, and so does Avri–Ev– whatever his name is, obviously.

What a crude way to put it.

Okay, I’m sorry, you know what? They both think that you’re an amazing woman, and they’d really love for me to be out of the picture so they can make a move on you. There, less crude? Better?

In the case of Everett, as he just explained to you just now, he was in a catastrophic car accident and spent a year in a coma, so I think we might both try to have a little compassion for him.

Pfft, okay, fine, whatever. Yeah, sure. I have compassion for the guy. Okay? I do. I’m sure he’s been to hell and back, but that doesn’t mean I need to be pals with the guy, especially when he shows up out of the blue on our doorstep, and he thinks he’s still your boyfriend.

He doesn’t think that.

That’s what he just said!

And he apologized for that. He said he misspoke, and he was obviously very embarrassed by it. And why are you suddenly trashing him when you just said that you apologized for being standoffish and that he seemed like a nice guy?

I was being polite.

So you didn’t mean it?

Okay. You know what? You know what, Stephanie? Yes, I’m sorry for everything that he’s been through. I am–I am–I am sure it’s been terrible, the car crash, the coma, losing his job, losing you, but I sure as hell am not gonna be charmed by some guy who’s clearly still in love with you.

You know what, Chad, having someone still in love with me, someone who thinks that I’m the most amazing woman they’ve ever known, as you put it… it feels good, actually, especially since–

Especially since what? What, I’m a jerk now and I don’t appreciate you because I don’t wanna get on a bended knee and beg you to marry me?

You know damn well I understand why you don’t wanna marry me, that having lost your wife not all that long ago in such a tragic way, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.

I’m sorry. Okay?

[sighs] I’m sorry, all right? I’m sorry for being so hard on you about Everett, and I’m sure that it is very hard for you too. You know, this guy who’s been gone for, you know, whatever long, and he shows up and somebody you were clearly obviously once in love with. I’m sure it’s very hard. And… yeah, he seems like a nice guy too.

He is.

[haunting music] I’m going home.

[monitor flatlines]

This can’t be real.

[cries] I thought he was gonna be okay. I mean, we were just talking, and then all of a sudden…


I’m so sorry, Wendy. We did everything we can.

I can’t believe it. I can’t believe he’s gone.

[somber music]

Listen to me, you have nothing to worry about. Li will clear your name, I’m sure of it.

God, I hope you’re right. I can’t believe I thought he was dead. I-I feel so bad about that. I could have gotten him help sooner.

Gabi, that is not your fault. You were a wreck, walking in on him like that. You couldn’t feel his pulse.

Yeah, I’m just glad Tripp got here when he did, and he got him to the hospital. But yes, you’re right. You’re right. We have to stay positive. Everything’s gonna work out.

[knock at door]

Gabi, Stefan.

I hear you’re working for Salem PD now.

Yeah. Yeah.

I take it you’re here on the assault?

Yes, I am.

Did you talk to Tripp? How’s Li?

I’m afraid Mr. Shin didn’t make it.

Oh no. No, no, no. Oh, my God. No.

Are you sure?

I just got off the phone with the hospital.

Did he identify his attacker before he died?

He did.

Oh, thank God. Okay.

He said it was you.

[dramatic musical sting]

What? No, that’s not true.

Gabriella Hernandez DiMera, you’re under arrest for the murder of Li Shin.


[dramatic music]

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