Days of Our Lives Transcript
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You got married? Oh, Sloan, I am so happy for you and Eric. Yes, this will absolutely help with the adoption process. We’ll talk about everything the next time we meet. But we’ll also celebrate. Sounds good. Bye. Mayor Price. This is a nice surprise. And congratulations. I heard that you beat Clint Rawlings in a landslide.
[chuckles] You know you had my vote.
Girl, please, do not waste my time.
If you think buttering me up is going to get me to give you back your old job, think again.
Yes, it’s urgent. I need to speak to Wei Shin immediately. I don’t care if he is in a meeting with the Pope. You get in there and tell him he needs to call me back right now. Do you understand me?
[chuckling angrily] Ah, damn it. I–I need to speak to someone now.
Oh, well, I’m available. But under no circumstances are we to talk about work.
Mm-mm, don’t “darling” me. I thought we were gonna go downstairs and consummate our union.
I wanted to.
I do, I do, I do. I’m just so–
[sighs] I’m just so furious at Gabi and Stefan.
Honey, I know. So am I.
It’s–it’s–it’s outrageous. My backstabbing brother and his gold-digging wife having me voted out as co-CEO of DiMera, trying to push me out so they can take over the company.
I–I hear you. I do. And we will take back everything that they stole from you– tomorrow.
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah.
[sighs] Tonight is our wedding night. So you–you are gonna put aside everything, and you are gonna focus on me, because I’m pretty sure I could take your mind off this for a little while. Pretty sure.
But just wait until I get my hands on Li Shin for giving them the deciding vote, that son of a bitch. I–I could kill him for this.
You heard what Li said right before he died, right?
Yeah, I did.
He said Gabi did this. She murdered my brother.
What are you doing?
I’m arresting your wife for the murder of Li Shin.
You can’t do that.
Well, it’s, uh–it’s my job. I can arrest both of you if that’s what you prefer.
You’re jumping to the wrong conclusion. My wife had nothing to do with what happened here.
The evidence says otherwise.
Evidence? Have you conducted an investigation? No. And you’ve been a cop for, what, five minutes? Where’d you get that badge from, a Happy Meal?
Mrs. DiMera was seen by two witnesses standing over her mortally wounded ex-husband’s body with a bloody knife. Those two witnesses also heard her say that she needed to get rid of the bloody knife. On top of that, Mr. Shin identified Gabi as his killer right before he died. So even a rookie like me knows that I have more than enough probable cause to make an arrest.
Well, then you’ll be arresting an innocent woman because I didn’t kill Li Shin.
[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”
So, my handsome husband, I’m guessing you agree to get back into the newlywed spirit.
And I apologize for allowing anything to distract me from my beautiful bride.
You will have my undivided attention as soon as I make a few calls to counter this brazen betrayal. Just–just a few minutes, please, that’s all I ask.
[chuckles] You can have all the time you want– tomorrow.
OK? But tonight, you are mine. You understand? I want you, Mr. DiMera, and I will not take no for an answer.
Am I looking at another hostile takeover?
Mm. Well, that’s up to you. I mean, you can resist, and I’ll just have to use force. Or you can just surrender to my desires willingly and just say yes.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking, Mrs. DiMera?
Oh, I sure am. Now that you’ve made a– an honest woman out of me, why don’t we kick things up a notch?
Do you have something specific in mind?
[laughs] You bet I do.
I was not trying to butter you up.
So you don’t want your old job back?
Are you offering it to me?
Hell no. I need a district attorney who can deliver, not one who’s a constant disappointment.
When you fired me, you said it had nothing to do with job performance. You said it was because you just don’t like me.
Well, I still don’t.
And I still think it was a huge mistake you made when you got rid of me.
And why is that, Ms. Trask? Because you got me that high profile conviction you said you would? Oh, wait. Never happened.
I’ve put a lot of criminals behind bars.
[scoffs] Tax evaders and jaywalkers.
But the truly dangerous ones, the ones that need to be locked up for the citizens of Salem to feel safe, well, you bungled every chance you had.
That is a gross misrepresentation.
Oh, you–you talk a big game. But actually, all you did as DA was a whole lot of nothing. Case in point: that high profile conviction that I just mentioned, you went on and on about how you were gonna nail Li Shin, how you were gonna get him to confess to– to trying to have Stefan DiMera killed.
I would have! But he bugged my office!
Oh, in other words, he played you, w-which proves my point. You got this whole tough, take-no-prisoners act down. But that’s all it is, blusters and empty promises. Bottom line, you failed to hand me Li Shin, even though you swore that you had him dead to rights.
I’m–I’m sorry, Wendy. We did everything we could to save him.
Want some alone time with him?
No. I have to get out of here.
Wait, wait. Where–where you going?
To make Gabi pay for what she did to my brother.
Well, I’m gonna get this to the lab.
You know my fingerprints are on that knife, but that doesn’t mean that I stabbed Li.
I’m sure they’ll find other prints on there too, the real killer’s prints.
Yeah. We’ll see. All right, let’s go.
You do realize that she’s the commissioner’s sister, right?
I do. And?
And how do you think he’s gonna feel when some overzealous neophyte marches her downtown in handcuffs?
Guess we’re gonna find out.
No, no, please, please. No, no, no, don’t. Stefan, please, don’t– don’t let them do this to me. Don’t let them lock me up again, OK?
Hey, Gabi, listen to me.
[breathes deeply] I know you’re scared. OK? Everything’s gonna be fine. I will follow you down to the station, and we will get this sorted out. I will not let anything bad happen to you, I promise.
I love you. I love you so much.
I love you too.
All right, all right. Come on.
It’s all right. It’s gonna be fine. It’s gonna be fine.
[moans] Mm, right there, EJ. Oh, my God.
[sighs] I needed this.
[chuckles] Is there anything else you need?
Well, I don’t want to push it.
Oh, don’t be silly. There is nothing I want more than to have my wife satisfied.
Hm. Well, I did suggest doing something naughty down in the secret room.
Mm-hmm. But maybe we’ll be a little more comfortable in bed.
[both chuckle] That’s if we make it there.
Mm-hmm. Mm. Mm.
Well, I’ve noticed that you haven’t appointed anyone to fill my position.
Just haven’t found the right person yet.
Ooh. I think what you mean, Madam Mayor, is that you haven’t found anyone as capable, qualified, and as cutthroat as I am. And clearly, the ADA that is currently doing my old job on an interim basis isn’t cutting it. Otherwise, you would have made her permanent by now.
And why is that your business?
You are not my boss anymore. In fact, you technically work for me. And as a citizen of Salem, I am very concerned with how this city is being run.
Mm. You want to say your peace?
Well, I have a town hall the third Tuesday of every month. Now, you just call my office. Call my office for the details.
Oh, I’m gonna tear that bitch’s eyes out.
I know you want to hurt Gabi right now, but that is not what Li would have wanted.
She never stopped messing with him– his head, his heart. She tortured my brother, and all he ever wanted to do was love her.
You want to know who he loved? You. Wendy, he was so proud of you, how smart you are, how talented and independent you are. He saw what an amazing future you had ahead of you, and he’d hate it if you throw it away by going after Gabi.
Li did not deserve this. He did not deserve to die.
[soft dramatic music] I’m gonna track down that psycho and make her pay for what she did.
I–I understand wanting revenge, Wendy. I do. I’ve been there, OK? And I wish to hell I hadn’t given in to that impulse. OK, I still deeply regret going after Kayla because I thought she killed my mom–
But she didn’t! Ava’s alive.
[whispers] Li is gone. He was my big brother.
I know how much he meant to you.
[sobbing] He always looked out for me, especially when we were young. I mean, you know how scary my father is. Whenever I did something stupid, which was, like, all the time, Li would step in and take the blame. Oh, my God, I have to call my father. Tripp, how am I going to do this? How am I going to tell him that his son is dead?
I’m–I’m gonna help however I can, OK? You–have him–have him come over to our place. I’ll give you room to talk, to grieve.
My father doesn’t grieve. I’ve never even seen him cry.
OK, then you’ll just talk.
No, he won’t want to. All he’ll want is retribution.
We told Harris what we know. OK? They’re gonna do their investigation.
But what–what do they need to investigate? Gabi practically confessed. I–I–you saw her. She was standing over Li with that knife and said she needed to get rid of it.
And we got there, and so she couldn’t. OK, now the police, they have the murder weapon and our testimony, and plus, your brother named Gabi right before he died.
Wh-what, s-so what, I’m just supposed to sit around and wait for Rafe to put his own sister away?
[spluttering] Like that’s gonna happen.
Wendy, I promise you, the cops will do their job. OK, they’re going to get justice for Li.
Hey. Where’s your partner?
He caught a case, actually, while I got stuck transferring a prisoner to Statesville– a homicide.
Oh, who was it?
Stabbed to death at his sister’s apartment.
Oh, my God. Wh–what else do you know?
Uh, nothing yet. We’ll know more when Harris gets here. He’s bringing in a suspect.
And that’s what we know so far, Commissioner. Collected this at the crime scene.
CSU’s at the apartment now.
Yeah, I told them to let Wendy and Tripp know when they can get back inside.
OK, thanks. I’ll, uh–I’ll– yeah. I’ll be back.
Hey, hey, hey. Are you OK?
Um, well, my sister’s a suspect in a homicide, so, um, no. No, I’m definitely not OK. Yeah. I need to speak with her.
Rafe, Rafe, maybe– maybe I should handle this interview–
Jada, I got this. OK?
[soft dramatic music] I appreciate your support. OK.
Cuffs? Really? Th-that was not me.
Detective Michaels read you your rights?
Yeah, he did, before he forced me to come down here for no reason.
OK, you know that you have the right to remain silent?
Yes, I know, Rafe. I don’t have to answer any of the cops’ questions.
OK. So right now, I am not speaking to you as a cop. I am speaking to you as your brother. You’re in serious trouble, OK? Now, off the record and just between you and me, what the hell did you do?
[phone alert chimes]
Oh, my God. Li. Wendy, I–I just saw the news about your brother. I am so sorry.
Are you? Really?
Let’s just go, OK?
You’re not sorry about Li. Not at all. I know damn well you’re just another one of the vipers in this town who wanted to take him down. Well, he’s down for good. Happy now?
[both moaning softly]
[knocking on door]
Let’s–let’s ignore that. I’m sure it’s just a delivery person with some fruit– a fruit basket, if you will.
A–a fruit basket?
A wedding gift from my mother. She called me three times to let me know that it was coming. I’m sure it’ll keep.
Oh. God. OK, you know what, it could be Holly. She forgets her keys sometimes.
I wouldn’t want to keep my stepdaughter out in the cold.
Oh, uh, Mayor Price, we weren’t expecting you.
Well, I called, but you didn’t answer your phone. Now, I’m sure–I’m not sure if you heard the news, but the good people of Salem have just voted me in for the next term.
Oh, congratulations. But you came all the way here to tell us that?
No, I came here because I heard you were out of a job. How would you like a new one?
I’m sorry, Paulina, but this is going to have to wait. Nicole and I have agreed to put aside all business talk until tomorrow.
Why? Are you busy?
Well, as a matter of fact, we are. It’s–it’s our wedding night.
[gasps] You two jumped the broom?
We–we were just in the middle of…celebrating. So perhaps we could find some time to talk tomorrow.
Oh, well, I don’t like to postpone urgent business matters, but what you two need to do is, uh, urgent as well. So I’ll just make the exception.
Um, wait. P-Paulina, hang on a second.
[hopeful music] You came all the way over here to offer EJ a job?
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I mean, the mayor came all the way over here. The least we could do is hear her out.
I heard that the police, uh, arrested Gabi DiMera.
You and Gabi are exactly alike, a pair of power-hungry predators who screwed my brother– literally– to get what you wanted.
[spluttering] I didn’t–I–I didn’t–
You didn’t what, Melinda? What, what, you–you don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, then let me jog your memory. You used sex to try to get a confession out of my brother, which made me sick to hear about and makes me even sicker now.
Li, he played me as much as I played him.
Oh, the only difference is, he actually liked you.
[scoffs] God only knows why.
I liked him too. And I swear, Wendy, whatever happened between us, I would never wish this on him.
I didn’t do anything.
Gabi, I can’t help you if you don’t tell me the truth.
Rafe, this– this is the truth. Oh, my God, wh-why would I do this? Why would I ruin my life?
I was just briefed by Detective Michaels.
I don’t care what he said.
OK, well, you need to.
Why? I am innocent.
You need a lawyer.
No, I need my brother! Rafe, I swear to you on my daughter’s life, I did not kill Li!
OK. All right, tell me what happened.
Where’s my wife?
Uh, she’s in with the commissioner.
I need to see her.
Stefan, let Gabi talk to her brother. If there’s anything that Rafe can do to help her, he will.
So Li sent me a text asking me to come over to his sister’s apartment. And when I got there, the door was open, he was lying on the floor, and he had been stabbed.
With this knife?
Detective Michaels told me that Wendy Shin and Tripp Johnson saw you standing over Li’s body, holding this knife, saying to Stefan that you needed to get rid of it. Why were you holding the knife?
Because I pulled it out of Li’s back. I was trying to save him.
[sighs] OK. So now your fingerprints are all over the murder weapon.
I know, I know. I realize how stupid it was. But I–in the moment, I panicked.
Harris also told me that Li named you as his killer before he died. Why would he do that?
I don’t know. I don’t– maybe he was c-confused, d-delusional. All I know is that there must have been somebody else in that apartment. A-and whoever that was stabbed Li.
Did you see anyone exit?
They must have left right before I got there. Please, please, Rafe, you have to believe me. Please.
I believe you.
Thank you. Thank you. OK, well, that’s everything. Th-that’s–that’s everything that happened. So can I please go home now?
Gabi, you were accused of murder.
OK, but–so I’ll call a lawyer or something. I’ll make bail. I–
This is a very serious crime. I mean, all the evidence points to you. Honestly, this–this looks bad, really bad.
OK, so maybe you need to think about why that is.
Rafe, come on. I have been down this road before. Abigail lied on the stand, and I went to prison for a murder I didn’t commit.
So you’re saying that you’re being set up?
That is exactly what I’m saying. I am saying that somebody is framing me for killing Li.
OK, let’s start over. You said that you got a text from Li asking you to come over. What did he want?
Well, first of all, I–I mean, yes, I got a text from Li, but I don’t know if it was from him. It was from his phone, but it could have been anybody.
OK, can we just assume that it was Li? OK? Why did he ask you to come over?
Well, he always wanted me to come over to see him. He was obsessed with me.
Gabi, why did he want you to come over tonight?
[soft dramatic music]
Um, he was upset with me.
Does it even matter?
Yes, it matters!
[sighs] If you even want to have a chance of getting out of this, you need to tell me everything.
My wife didn’t do this.
If that’s true, then–
There is no if!
[panting] What I would like to know is why the hell the two of you are standing around in here instead of out there looking for the son of a bitch who really did this to Li?
OK, listen, I know you’re upset. There’s no reason to yell, especially at my partner. Why don’t you grab a cup of coffee or something?
What I’m gonna do, Detective, is get on the phone and call the best damn lawyer I can find.
Smart move, ’cause she’s gonna need it.
So you and Stefan enlisted Wilhelm Rolf, a fugitive wanted by this department, to convince Li that you’d been kidnapped by Megan DiMera?
Look, the plan was to get Li on tape confessing that he was trying to get Stefan killed.
Yeah, so you could use that tape and get his shares?
Yes, and–and he did sign over the shares to us. But then he texted me a few hours later saying that those shares were fake and that if I wanted the real ones I had to come over to talk to him alone.
And then, when I got there– I told you what I saw. That is it. That’s the whole story.
So you created this whole scheme, this whole thing, just so you could screw over EJ DiMera?
All right, let’s hear it. What job have you come to offer me?
Ah, well, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I fired that snake Clint Rawlings. His position is available for your consideration.
You want me to be deputy mayor?
You’re available, qualified. You’d be doing important work.
[clears throat] Paulina, I’m flattered, but it’s a no.
Whoa, wait a minute. You don’t even want to think about it? I mean, come on, you served as mayor once.
It was a long time ago. And now my focus is on taking back DiMera.
Uh, well, uh, allow me. Allow me to come at this a different way. Giovanni and Chanel, now, I’m sure you know that my beautiful baby girl and your handsome young boy have reconciled.
I am aware that they are giving it another go, and they have my total blessing.
Oh, mine too. Mine too. But, well, since they’re back together, that kind of makes us like a–a family. And certain members of your family have greatly disappointed you, while others, like me, are looking out for you.
I appreciate that.
Mm-hmm. And right now, you need a job. I need you to come work for me. Now, I’d say–I–I’d say that would be a win-win for the Price-DiMera family.
[chuckles] Oh, you are good.
You are good.
And so are you, EJ. Now, you’re a man who gets things done. You spent years running a multi-million dollar corporation. Now, that’s exactly the kind of experience I need in my administration. Now, all we have to do is just put our heads together and find a way to make this happen.
I won’t deny trying to manipulate Li for my own ends. But I had genuine feelings for him. And I am terribly sorry that he’s gone.
I don’t want your damn condolences.
Well, you have them. Not only am I sorry that you lost your brother, but I am sorry that I let my ambitions blind me from what could have been between us. I put my professional goals before my personal desires, and I truly regret that.
[soft dramatic music]
You’re telling me you think you two had a shot at an actual relationship?
Maybe. I mean, there was definitely a spark. And–and I’d– I’d like to believe that that really could have become something real. But now I’ll never know.
[cell phone rings]
Uh, Dr. Johnson. Thank you, uh, for letting me know.
[cell phone beeps] Uh, the police are done at the apartment if you want me to take you home.
I am definitely done.
EJ–EJ screwed over Stefan first. He knew that his brother was brainwashed to hate me, and he said nothing.
So he could hold onto power?
Yeah. EJ wanted Stefan out of the office, but Li wanted Stefan dead. He tried to pull the plug. He tried to have him assassinated by Harris Michaels. He got what he deserved.
OK, this almost sounds like you’re justifying his murder.
No, I didn’t mean that he deserved to die. I meant that he deserved to lose his shares.
And you came up with an insane scheme to make that happen. Damn it, I told you to stay away from him.
Well, maybe I would have if he was in prison. But, no, he was out free, and he owned a piece of my husband’s company.
Right, so you did the sensible thing, which was to invent a kidnapping.
Well, I–I wouldn’t have done that if you would have done your job. You know, you didn’t get the confession out of Li, so I did what I had to do–
Oh, so this is my fault now?
I’m not saying it’s your fault.
You just said that!
I’m not blaming you. Can we please just not fight? I am scared out of my mind, and I need you on my side.
I am on your side.
Then help me, Rafe! I can’t go back to prison, not– not after what happened the last time. I can’t, OK? And Arianna? I can’t put Arianna through that again. Please, I’m begging you. Please, you have to help me.
OK. It’s gonna be OK. It’s gonna be OK, all right? I am going to help you. All right.
[sighs] So Li–Li named you in his killing, right?
OK, that does not help.
Well, actually, it might help you, OK? You blackmailed him, right? You blackmailed him so you could get his shares. How did that make him feel?
Well, what do you think? He was shocked. He was hurt.
Right, right. Exactly. So he had motive to set you up.
For his murder? You’re–I–you think– you think that he would go this far to punish me?
You just said that he was obsessed with you. His obsession already had made him do crazy things. The guy–the guy was lonely. He was unstable. He was unemployed. And then when you and Stefan, you took those shares from him, I mean, maybe his whole life was just built on trying to get you back, and then when you did that to him, you humiliated him.
So he had somebody stab him in the back so that he could frame me?
In his sick mind, maybe it was poetic justice. You had taken everything from him–everything– except the ability for him to exact revenge.
So–so what, the– the final move in his life i-is gonna be to make sure that I am in prison for the rest of my life? You think a jury’s gonna buy that?
Well, not without proof.
So go find it.
I am going to try my best. But you need to prepare yourself for the possibility that that might not happen. I believe you, Gabi. I believe you are innocent. But as it stands now, it is gonna take a miracle to convince anyone else of that.
Thank you, Susan, for the lovely fruit basket. I–uh, yeah. Su–sure, uh, I can call you Mama Banks. Well, thank you for the beautiful gift. And–and please tell Roger thank you from us. And I’m sure EJ would have loved to say hello, but he’s not here. He actually got a new job tonight. And I think he’s gonna make all of us really proud.
My sister says she didn’t kill Li. And I believe her.
OK, well, we’ll follow the evidence, and hopefully it’ll turn out that you’re right.
Yeah. Or I’m in denial and Gabi’s going down for murder.
Let’s take one step at a time.
All right. Take this down to forensics. We already know Gabi’s prints are gonna be on the handle. And hopefully, with any luck, someone else’s will be too.
[sighs] Did you tell Rafe what happened?
Yeah, he wasn’t too happy about what we did to Li. But he believed me.
Well, that’s because he loves you. And he knows you’re telling the truth.
The evidence against me is pretty damning.
It is. But I have complete confidence that once the investigation is finished, you’ll be in the clear.
[laughs humorlessly] I hope so.
Hey. I know so. Like I told you before, I’m not gonna let anything bad happen to you.
I just wish I knew what actually happened. Someone tried to make it look like I killed Li. But I didn’t. So who did?
Look, we don’t have to do this. We can get a room at the Salem Inn or we can even stay at my dad’s.
No. I need to go inside. I just–I need to see it.
OK. I’m right here with you.
I really did like you. And I’ll miss you.
[sniffles] Rest in peace, Li.
If you’re still crying about your old job, I–I think you need to move on. I sure have.
What are you talking about?
I just hired a new DA.
I put a call in to Belle. She’ll be here as soon as she can.
Stefan, I don’t know if she can get me out of this.
Hey. You convinced your brother of your innocence. All you need to do now is convince the DA.
[chuckling] Good luck with that.
What the hell are you doing here?
Hello to you too, Stefan.
Just so you know, this doesn’t change anything at DiMera. You’re still out, and we’re still in.
Oh, this isn’t about DiMera. I have a new job.
Somebody actually gave you a job?
Mm. Paulina Price. I’m the newly appointed district attorney.
You must be joking.
No, not at all. I accepted the position this evening. And I am greatly looking forward to making you, Gabriella, my very first conviction.