Days Transcript Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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[soft music]

[dramatic musical sting]

[gasps] What the… jeez.

[pants] You scared the hell outta me.

I’m sorry.

But how’d you get in here anyway? This place has been closed since Gil died.

Clyde made sure I got the keys to the kingdom.

Guy’s got a thing with keys.

Yeah, he also communicated to me, through his intermediary, that he wants this place opened ASAP.

No surprise.

Well, it’s not happening because there’s no way in hell I’m moving his drug money through here.

Yeah, well at least that’s all he’s having us do. It’s not like he’s having us sell drugs out of the place.

Oh, right. So as long as we’re just laundering his money from his heinous crimes and not witnessing or partaking in said crimes, you’re cool with that.

No, no, I’m not cool with that. And you know that I hate having any involvement in this. What the hell choice do we have?

Well, I’ve decided the only way out of this mess is to kill him.

Hey. I heard DA DiMera’s cutting a deal with Leo Stark. Any idea what that’s about?

No, I don’t know the details. But Dimitri Von Leuschner just showed up and turned himself in.

[mysterious music]

Does this mean I’m free to go?

Only when your boyfriend shows up, which I sincerely doubt he will.

Oh, ye of little faith.

Hello, my love.

Dimitri, you came.

DA DiMera, I’m here to turn myself in, so you can let my Leo go.


Hey. I had to come down here because you gotta put a stop to this test immediately.

Oh, see, I knew it. She doesn’t wanna go through with it because she knows the baby’s mine.

No! I’m not going along with this because I never gave you permission to run a DNA test on our child, Eric.

I’m sorry, but it’s too late. I have the test results right here.

Oh, well, let’s open them right now and prove that that child is my son.

[tense music]

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

Von Leuschner turned himself in?

All for love, he said.

Huh. Well, I don’t really give a damn what his altruistic motives were, but, damn, obviously that’s a win.

Yeah, and I hope it gives your sister peace of mind, knowing that the guy who tried to kill her is going to pay.

Yeah. I’m sure it will. Uh, considering the amount of crimes that the bastard’s committed the past few weeks, it’s also gonna put a dent in our case-clearance rate.

Which we could use right now.

For sure.

[sighs] So did you hear? The, uh–the five kilos that we seized in the Sikowski case disappeared from the evidence room.

What–what do you– what do you mean, “disappeared”? They–they were stolen?

Well, it’s kind of hard to misplace a stash like that.

But you think it was somebody on the inside?

And, obviously, that’s the first concern, especially when it comes to drugs. There were no signs of breaking and entering. Maybe it wasn’t a cop.

Okay, any idea who it could have been?

Well, can’t help but think that it had something to do with your keys going missing.

You wanna kill Clyde Weston?

I’m sorry. Weren’t you mobbed up? Since when do you get squeamish about taking somebody out?

Who’s squeamish? I just did someone in, you might recall. When Jake worked for our family, he was the last person that we sent out for waste management.

Do I need to remind you again that I’m not my brother? I’ve made it abundantly clear I will do anything and everything to keep my wife safe. Now Clyde threatened her life. And I would say he’s gonna live to regret that, but he won’t.

Okay, look. I get it. I would do the same thing for my son. But taking out someone like Clyde Weston from the outside, that is damn near impossible.

Who says it’s gonna be from the outside? Let’s say for a second that I go to Statesville under the pretext of letting Clyde know that we have disposed of the Sikowski evidence.

Then what are you gonna do? Hmm? You gonna shiv him?

No. I meet up with somebody on the inside, and he does the job for us. Our hands stay clean.

So you got someone in mind?

Matter of fact, I do.

[ominous music]

Well, what are you waiting for? Release my–

Pookie bear.

Uh, no, I’m not going to release your pookie bear, or you, Von Leuschner.


Why should I? I’ve got two birds in the hand now.

But we had a deal.


Not anymore. I’m going to prosecute the hell out of both of you. You’re the reason why my son is dead.

But you just dropped the felony murder charge.

No worries. I’ve got a long list of charges I could file against the both of you.

[somber music]

Open the envelope, Eric.

No, wait. I never agreed to this. This isn’t right.

Sloan, if you hadn’t been running out the door, I would have been able to explain.

How are you gonna explain bringing our baby into the cold, huh? Exposing him to God knows what kind of hospital germs here, all because Nicole’s refusing to accept reality.

Oh, my God. Would you stop? It’s a simple test, and it’s already been done. And it’s so obvious why you’re freaking out about Eric opening that envelope. I can see the fear in your eyes. The truth is about to come out. And those results are gonna show that that baby is mine.

[tense music]

So from what you’re saying, I’m assuming you got a lot of friends in Statesville?

Just my mother’s henchman.

Your mother has a henchman?

Well, he’s more of a valet/jack-of-all-trades kind of guy, but he did help my mother bury someone alive once, so there’s that.

Oh, what a guy.

My point is, it’s not exactly outside of his area of expertise. And Ivan will do anything to keep his madame happy. I mean, all I gotta do is make a phone call to Alamainia and…

Wait, Alamainia? What?

It’s my mother’s home country. It’s, like, half the size of Mexico, but twice the fun.

Oh. And let me guess, no extradition treaty with the U.S.

Exactly. So while my mother will not be returning to Salem anytime soon, she will not hesitate to call Ivan and have him eliminate Clyde Weston. What? You don’t like the plan?

No, I don’t. In fact, I think it’s a big mistake.


You had a copy of the evidence room key on your keychain, right?

Yeah, I did.

Mm-hmm. Well, the drugs went missing at the same time that your keys went MIA.

Yeah, I know. They found the keys in the sergeant’s desk, but I-I don’t think I dropped ’em there, but I might have.

Or maybe someone lifted ’em, someone who wasn’t a cop, someone who didn’t have access to the evidence room.

So this means–

Yeah, likely, the case will now be thrown out, and the drug-dealing scum will be back on the streets.


You can’t do that. You took the deal. It’s been signed.

Not by me.

Doesn’t matter. It’s legally binding.

Where did you go to law school?

Cambridge, class of ‘.

Aww, you remembered.

Of course, I did. I also remembered that you graduated with high honors, so I am retroactively very proud of you.

Look, Leo has met the conditions stipulated herein, which is that I turned myself in. Furthermore, he hasn’t done anything wrong. He hasn’t killed anyone. He hasn’t assaulted anyone.

He helped you flee the district.

Yes, exactly. And guess what, I’m here now. I am the one that you want, right? So take me, otherwise I’ll make sure you get nothing.

[soft tense music]

I don’t have to stand here and listen to these wild accusations. I’m taking my baby and leaving.

Sloan, stop. Let’s just open the envelope and put everybody at ease. Please, let’s just do this.

Fine, go ahead.


The DNA analysis is not a match.


I don’t understand. I-I am sure this baby is mine. I know he is.

I tried to tell you.

Nicole, I’m sorry.

Are you? Are you really?

[door clicks open]

Oh, I am so sorry for the delay.

It’s okay. We opened the envelope and already got the results without you.

Oh. Well that’s okay. I’m sure you didn’t wanna wait any longer than you had to. Is there anything that I can interpret for you?

No, that’s okay. They’re pretty self-explanatory.

Kayla, I’m–I’m–I’m sorry. Is it possible there’s been a mistake? I mean, are you % sure that you tested this baby’s DNA against mine?

Well, actually, no. We didn’t.

Look, I want Clyde off our backs as much as you do. I’m just not sure this is gonna work out the way you think.

Why not?

Well, first of all, Clyde has a huge network of people that work for him. You take him out, they can still come after us.

But they won’t. Clyde is the boss of the operation. Without him, it goes belly up. The threat’s eliminated.

Mm, okay. All right. Look, I see your point. I do. But I don’t know, I would not count on a washed-up valet being able to take out the likes of Clyde Weston. Look, he screws up, we are screwed. My son is as good as dead and so is Gabi.

[unsettling music] Look, Clyde needs to keep his operation running, right? He’s not gonna hurt Gabi or my son as long as we keep him happy.

And that’s a hell of a gamble, Ava, especially since his demands are going to become more and more unreasonable. And if we don’t keep that son of a bitch happy, he is going to see to it that he takes it out on those nearest and dearest to us, which means, as long as Gabi is in Statesville awaiting trial, she’s not safe.

Okay, then concentrate on getting her out of there.

That’s exactly what I’m doing right now. My point is, as long as Clyde is in the picture, you and I and everyone we love, we’re looking over our shoulders for the rest of our lives.

Okay, okay, okay. All right?

[groans] You’re right. We need to come up with another way to get rid of him.


What do you mean, “you’re going to make sure I get nothing”? I’ve already got you.

Are you sure about that? Because unless I’m missing something, um, I’m not under arrest, nor have I confessed to anything or signed anything.

Yeah, well, that might serve in your favor, except you’re in the middle of a police station, Von Leuschner, surrounded by cops. So I highly doubt you’re going to be able to just stroll on out of here.

It’s also highly unlikely that you can make this case stick without a confession, as we all know the success rate of the Salem PD. So I would say go ahead and cuff me now, Uncle. Accept what I’m offering you, and take the win.

Man, I just– I just started this job. And I would feel awful if the dealer went free because of my screwup, especially since you put your neck on the line to hire me in the first place.

Yeah, well, it looks like that was a bad call. Give me your badge. I’m gonna have to suspend you without pay.

I understand.

Nah, come on, man. I’m just messing with ya.

Come on, Rafe, I feel like an idiot.

No, don’t. I was very convincing. Would you stop? Hey, cut it out. Stop beating yourself up, okay? We don’t know anything for sure. Sikowski wasn’t gonna flip on that guy. He wasn’t gonna flip on his boss, all right? So we weren’t gonna get him. Maybe next time we reel ’em both in. All right?

Yeah, let’s hope.

Okay, right now, let’s focus on the positive. We’ve got Von Leuschner.

Yeah, and talk about a big fish.

Yeah. I wonder what the hell’s taking ’em so long in there.

Hernandez, get in there and book that SOB.

Looks like we’re in business.

You didn’t test this baby’s DNA against mine?

We couldn’t. The lab couldn’t get enough DNA off your toothbrush. So one of the techs pointed out that we already had EJ’s DNA on file from the genetic testing. And so they used that.

But there’s no question that EJ was the father of your baby, right?


So then it doesn’t matter if they would have used your DNA or his. I mean, obviously, look, if this baby was yours and EJ’s, the results would have come back positive.

But I-I was sure. I mean, how–how can I be so wrong?


I’m so sorry.

Oh, stop saying you’re sorry. You knew damn well that you would be taking this baby home today. You just did this test to appease me. Well, thanks for humoring me. Congratulations on the new parents.

[somber music] Goodbye, sweet baby. Goodbye.


So do you have any other ways to get right of Clyde?

I’m surprised you don’t. I mean, surely you DiMeras have someone better positioned than your mother’s henchman to do this job.

I’ve never been involved in that part of the business, so anybody who would be better positioned to do the job would be affiliated with my brother, who, need I remind you, is the new DA.


Way too risky.

Yeah, okay. So does your mother have any other connections?

What about your connections? I mean, don’t you have access to an entire crime syndicate?

Oh, I walked away from all of that to prove to my son that I was turning my life around.

Oh, yeah, and how’s that going for you now that Clyde Weston has you doing all of his dirty work?


Hmm? Hey, am I interrupting something?

No. No, not at all.

No, no, I, uh, was just filling Ava in that I purchased the Bistro. And we were debating some of the changes that I would like to implement.

Hmm, aren’t you, uh, busy running DiMera Enterprises?

I am. But I’m not gonna be running this place. That’s what Ava’s for. It was a great investment, and I scooped it up for really cheap when the former owner died. Plus I love the food, so I’ll never have to wait for my favorite table ever again.

Ava, how do you feel about that?

She doesn’t have any say.

I was asking her.

I-I feel fine about it.

Hmm. And I assume you can quit if you’re not being treated right?

I’m not gonna quit. I just wanna make sure that Stefan doesn’t take any big risks right out the gate, risks that we both might regret.


Now let’s get you down to booking.


Leo, you’re free to go.

Oh, can I at least say goodbye first?

I’ve gotta deal with this. You have five minutes.

My love. Oh, my love, my love.


Oh, okay. Uh, oh. You making this sacrifice, it warms my heart and breaks it at the same time, knowing that somebody could love me this much. I can’t believe you’d do this for me.

Truth be told, I almost didn’t.

[mysterious music]

Good. Darling, you’re here. Nicole, um, I wanted you to hear this from me, but I had to let Leo Stark go. But the good news is, Dimitri has turned himself in.


I’m also sorry to say, but I had to drop the felony charges against the both of them, but my nephew is still going away for a very long time.


Darling, I know. I know that this isn’t going to bring our baby boy back. But at least someone is going to answer for what happened. Okay?

I don’t care, EJ.

What do you mean, “you don’t care”?

I thought our baby was alive. And now I know he truly is not. And I have no choice but to accept it.

And he’s still sleeping. Hey, I’m gonna put him in his crib, okay?

Oh, just leave him there. Why would you even wake him up for no reason?

Hey, are you mad?

Of course I’m mad. Why the hell would you consider humoring Nicole? Please tell me. You’re just allowing her to think that there’s some possible truth into her pathetic fantasy that our adopted son is the child she gave birth to, which would mean, by the way, that I am some depraved baby snatcher who ripped him from her arms. Is there any part of you that really believes that that’s true?

No, of course not. It’s just… well, at least not until you–

Until I what?

Well, you kinda freaked out a bit when I was holding on to the test results. It’s almost like you kinda were hiding something.

[suspenseful music]

I can’t believe you’re accusing me of hiding something. That’s really hurtful, Eric.

Sloan, I’m sorry. Obviously, you’re upset with me.

Yeah. You’re damn right I am. And if anybody’s hiding anything, it’s you– doing a DNA test on our child without my knowledge.

Wha–I didn’t intentionally keep anything from you. Like I said, I was trying to tell you but then you had to rush out because it had something to do with your client.

Oh, my God, my client.

[baby crying]

Hey, the baby’s waking up. I’m gonna check on him.

[line trilling]

Commissioner, hi. This is Sloan Petersen. Hi, yeah, I just wanted to call and check in. Thanks. Yeah, that’s a relief. Dimitri Von Leuschner turned himself in. Leo is free.

That’s–that’s great news. Congratulations.


Sloan, I’m sorry. I’m sorry about the DNA test. Listen, I was just– I thought we could just help Nicole find some closure so we could all move on.

No, you were right. I see that now. And I’m sorry for overreacting. And… it’s actually better this way– now Nicole will finally accept that it’s our baby.

But we can’t keep calling him “our baby.”

What do you mean?

Well, like we’ve said before, it’s–I think it’s time that we, uh, find a name for our little guy.

That’s right. That’s right. Past time.


I tried to let it go, EJ, but I couldn’t.

What do you mean?

Look, Holly suggested that I do a DNA test on Eric and Sloan’s baby to see if he was really ours.

[clears throat] What?

And Eric agreed, so he– he brought the baby, and he met me at the hospital.

And why didn’t I know about this?

Because I didn’t think you would like it. And you were busy.


And, look, I actually thought Eric believed me, but he didn’t. He was just trying to get me to accept reality because he was sure that the baby was not ours.


Oh, God. And he was right because the test showed, without a doubt, that he’s not. Oh, God, EJ. I just–I feel like I lost our baby all over again, our precious angel, and I just–I can’t– I can’t stop thinking that, when I held him at the side of the road there, he was–he was dying. He was dying, and I– and I didn’t know. I didn’t know something was wrong, and I should’ve. I should have known!

Darling. Darling.


There is no way you could have known. And even if you had, sweetheart, there was nothing you could do.

Yeah. I suppose not. But I am telling you, EJ… when I held Eric and Sloan’s baby in my arms, I had this overwhelming feeling that he was mine. What kind of mother doesn’t know her own child?



Look at me, sweetie. Look at me. You are a wonderful mother who has suffered a terrible, tragic loss. So, please, do not beat yourself up about anything anymore, okay?

[somber piano music] We both now have to accept that our child is gone. And we will get through this together, okay?



Rest assured, I will not be reckless with this place. I won’t take any risks that either of us will regret.

Good to know.

And I’ll be back. We can discuss the, uh, new waste management plan.

Right. Right. Stefan wants to try composting.

Sustainability, going green. Have a good day, Ava, Harris.

Well, this is a nice surprise.

Yeah, I thought it would, um, lift my spirits if I could see you.

Your spirits need lifting?

Well, uh, some critical evidence went missing from the PD. And it–it could be my fault.

What? Why?

Well, it looks like maybe the wrong person got their hands on my keys.

Oh, God, I’m so sorry. I am so sorry. But you know what? I mean, even if that were the case, I mean, how is that your fault?

I know. That’s what Rafe said. He’s trying to let me off the hook, but it just– you know, this whole thing really bothers me.

Yeah, I can see that.

It’s just so frustrating because the last time I remember using the key was to unlock the desk to get the recorder to take your statement about Gil’s death.


I mean, do you have any recollection at all what I did with my keys after that?

And then all of a sudden your good friend Darius Rose, aka Jackie Cox, shows up, banging at my door.

Ugh, she is not my friend. How did he find you?

Apparently, he’s been stalking us. Anyway, he offered to help me escape to Canada, even brought me a drag disguise.

Why would he do that?

Uh, something about screwing you over because you screwed him over and got him deported?

[growls] That meshuggena creep. Well, why didn’t you go with him?

Because I love you. Why else? Why do you think I’m here giving up my freedom for you?

Damn you, Dimitri. I am now a very confusing combination of grateful, touched, relieved, but also horrified, guilt-ridden, and sadder than I’ve ever been in my entire life. I know you’re doing this because you say you love me.

That’s the main reason. But it’s also because you were willing to do the same thing for me. We also shouldn’t forget that I was the one who tried to kill Gabi and Stefan, and I assaulted Kayla Johnson and Detective Hunter. I mean, you were just there to help.

But, Dimitri, you heard EJ. He is going to put you away for a very long time. But just so you know, I did talk to Sloan about making sure conjugal visits were included in the deal.

[laughs] That’s my pookie bear, always thinking ahead.

No, speaking of thinking ahead, I may end up in Statesville right beside you.

No, you won’t. It’s not gonna happen.

How do you know that? What if EJ reneges on the deal? What if he reinstates that felony charge?

It’s not gonna happen, Leo.

How can you be so sure?

[soft music]

Leo, we didn’t kill that baby.

I know. I mean, not directly, but it was linked to the accident, which was our fault, and I– what, why are you looking at me like that?

Because, Leo, we really didn’t kill that baby.

Huh? What are you trying to say?

[quietly] I’m trying to say that Nicole’s baby is still alive.

No, I–God, I’m sorry. I didn’t. I didn’t notice what you did with your keys.

Yeah, it’s–it’s okay. I probably just left ’em on the desk when I took you home.

Oh, wait. Weren’t your car keys on the same ring?

No. No, they weren’t.

No? Of course not, you wouldn’t have been able to drive me home if they had been. That was a stupid question.

Yeah. You know, I’d like to think the, uh– the police station’s a secure place, but, you know, with so many people coming in and out, I guess, I don’t know, somebody could have grabbed them.

Hey, stop being so hard on yourself, okay? I’m sure what happened had nothing to do with you losing your keys.

I hope you’re right.

Okay, how about I help you take your mind off of all this?



And what do you suggest?

Mm, well, we haven’t had our first date yet. How about we start right there?

[sweet music]

[sinister music]

[sighs] Mother, it’s me. I need your help.

So names, names, what are we thinking?

Well, you once mentioned Eric Junior, but I was thinking about it, and I was named after my uncle Eric, and it turns out he really didn’t have the best namesake.

Oh, okay. Well, no Eric Junior then.


Any other ideas?

Actually, I do.

Well, what is it?

What do you think about Jude?

Jude? Like the Beatles song.

No, more like Saint Jude, you know, the patron saint of lost causes? I’ve just been spending a lot of time praying to him, especially recently.

Well, I understand why you would. And since the miscarriage, I think you and I both felt that the chance to be parents kind of had passed us by.

Yeah, but now we are both Mom and Dad to this amazing little guy. I’m just really grateful to God for what he’s given us.

I think Jude’s the perfect name.


What are you talking about? Nicole’s baby is alive?

[shushing] Leo, shh.

Well, how do you know? And if that’s true, why wouldn’t you tell anyone?

Just drop it, okay? I shouldn’t have said anything, especially not here.

How do you expect me to drop it? I delivered that baby and–

Leo, just drop it!

All right, Von Leuschner, time to go. You got a date with a prison cell, among other things.

Listen to me, Leo. You are everything to me. Just, please, be good to yourself.

Mm-hmm, you’re everything to me too, Dimitri.

[tense music]

[sighs] Darling. I hate to think that you’re suffering this loss all over again.

EJ, it is– it’s your loss too. And I know that instead of wallowing in my grief I should be grateful for all my blessings. And I don’t want this to sound bad, but I– it’s not like I’m childless. I do have a beautiful daughter. But the thing is, I fell in love with that little boy, that baby I felt kicking inside of me for all those months, who I gave birth to, who I held and already had this deep connection with him, even if it was just for a moment before he was taken from me.

I know. I know. Even without holding him or ever seeing him, I– I felt that connection too. Why don’t we go upstairs and lie down?

Here’s my precious baby. He’s a little miracle. Oh.

Nicole, sweetie?

Yeah. Let’s go.

[melancholic music]

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