Days Transcript Thursday, February 8, 2024

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[soft dramatic music]

Hey, buddy.

Thanks for coming, Steve.

Your message sounded urgent. What’s going on?

[John sighs]

[tense music]

I met with Konstantin.

What? Where?

In the park.


[John sighs]

Damn it, John, why would you take that risk?

I don’t know!

And why am I just hearing about it now?

Can you believe the number of clickthroughs we’ve gotten today?

It’s not surprising. I mean, with facts that explosive.

Oh, come on. It’s not just the facts. It was the way the article was written. You totally drew the reader in, Ev. And you deserve all the accolades you’re going to get.

I’m just happy getting them from you.

Well, you’re, going to get it from a whole lot more people than me. In fact, I think the piece is Pulitzer-worthy. I know. I will submit it for you.

Maybe just hold off on that until we get more than kilos of drugs off the street and actually take down Clyde Weston, because I’m hoping that the follow-up piece is even more explosive.

OK, then, I will patiently await that follow-up then. Do you want us to grab this table?

Yeah, yeah.

[soft dramatic music]


[gasps] Also, I’m taking you out to dinner.

No. Why?

Because I am so incredibly proud of you, that’s why. You should be very proud of yourself.

OK. I mean, I’ll admit, I’m immensely proud of the work that Chad and I did on that story. And yeah, celebrating that is nice. But…


I’m much more interested in celebrating us.


Oh, my God. Smells great.

Ooh, ooh, it’s kielbasa and beans, a little garlic, and a splash of white wine.

Aw, thank you.

[baby crying]

[sighs] I’ll get it.



I’ll be right back.

Perfect timing.

[tense music]


And even though I know, as an addict, I’m vulnerable to relapsing, as we all are… when my son was accused of pushing drugs, as upset as I was, I didn’t immediately feel the urge to start using. But, um… as the days wore on, my anxiety grew. As did my guilt. See, I have a tendency to blame myself for everything that goes wrong, not just in my life but also in the world.

[clears throat] Anyway, um– Um– I succumbed to– I succumbed to getting loaded. And I was very ashamed about it, of course.

[door opens] But fortunately–

[soft dramatic music]

Fortunately, with the help and understanding of– of those close to me…

I feel a lot stronger. And I am committed to coming to meetings and following the steps, so thank you for listening.

Thank you for sharing.

Good evening.


[chuckles] Just like every other one here in Statesville.

I’m sure, especially when you’re a celebrity.

[tense music]

I do hope that’s not a confession you want me to sign.

Uh, this? No, this is actually a copy of today’s online “Spectator” article about the massive drug bust that took place here in Salem. You heard about that, right? Go ahead, take a look. It’s not a great photo. It’s a mugshot. But that’s you on the cover, right?

[tense music]

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

So was this, uh, this from when you were convicted this time? I mean, obviously, with the rap sheet like yours, I’m sure there were a bunch of mug shots to pick from.

Are we done here?

You want to read the article?

No, I’m not interested.

Not interested? Well, I think you will be once, uh, once I get started. This morning, approximately , opiate pills were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into an opiate trafficking organization. Now this significant seizure signals more widespread distribution of these dangerous pills and was pulled off by the Salem PD.” And well, what do you know? Led by Detective Harris Michaels. You’re name-checked too there, Weston.

You call this unbiased journalism? You’d think that Chad DiMera would be smarter than to publish crap like this, you know? And to put me in such a bad light, not to mention the unflattering photo.

Oh, so you’re–you’re not happy about the photo and how you’re portrayed? But you’re not the least bit fazed that you lost seven kilos of opiates this morning and a drug dealer was shot dead?

You’re really cool with that, Clyde?

Answer me, John. You met with Konstantin, you didn’t even bother to tell me about it or maybe invite me to come along? Why would you take a chance like that, man?

Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on. It was a crazy day, you know that, with the drug bust and all.

[suspenseful music] Hey, tell me the Salem PD didn’t do a stellar job on that one.

Yeah, you’re doing a stellar job of not answering my questions. Now we have an unwritten pact. We never meet alone with anyone we know could be dangerous.

I know. I know it, damn it! I know it. I didn’t know that I was meeting with him. I just got this urgent text. And I assumed that maybe it was a new Black Patch client.

But you had to know that that client could be somebody scamming you.

I know!

And it actually was. So why the hell would you do that, man? What’s going on with you?

[tense music]

And thank you for everyone who shared. If you need a sponsor or if you’re interested in being a sponsor, see me after and we’ll discuss. Thank you very much, everyone. Have a good evening.

Did you come here to check on me?

No. I actually had no idea that you were going to be here.

[soft dramatic music] I came here because I needed to come here.

[wine sloshing]

[wine sloshing]

Sorry, just gave him a quick change.


Well, then I rocked him a little bit to get him back to sleep.

Club soda?

Oh, thank you.

There you go. Cheers.

To you.


[soft somber music]

Hey, how much have you had?

One glass. And this one is–

[chuckles softly] Was to go with dinner. But why? Is that a problem?

No, it’s just that after the other night, I–

Eric, we’ve already been over this. Are we– are we going to have to bring this up every single time I have a drink, really? Look, I was stressed that night because your mom and John were coming. And let’s be honest, your mom doesn’t exactly put people at ease.

Wait, you’re blaming my mother because you got wasted?

Of course, not. I’m not blaming her. It’s not her fault. I’m just saying I was nervous that night.

And tonight, I’m not nervous. I mean, why would I be? But you know what, I am– I’m overwhelmed with what motherhood and work and Jude crying every time we’re about to make love. To be honest, it’s– it’s getting to me, I admit.

Is it not getting to you?

No. It’s not– yes, it is, but not really. It’s–it’s been hard. You know what, Jude, he’s going to grow up all too fast. And I’m sure he’s eventually going to sleep through the night and then he’s going to stop crying. I know it, and then we will have plenty of time to make love.

I hope so. I cherish our boy.


But I miss being alone with you.

[Sloan chuckles softly]

Hey. I’m so sorry that we haven’t had more time lately.

No. No, no, we haven’t had anytime lately, Eric. The last time that you and I even tried to make love, we had all this unexpected company. It was–

With Leo and Melinda. I was frustrated as much as you were.

[soft somber music]

Were you?

Yeah. Yes. You doubt that?

It’s just because… I feel like your main concern is always Jude.

That making sure he’sOK is… more important to you than I am.

Sloan. Sloan, that’s– that’s not true. Sloan, my love for Jude does not make me love you any less. In fact, it makes me love you more. Our being together was what brought Jude into our lives. And for that, I am so grateful.

I love you.


[softly] I love you too.

The truth is, I– I have no clue what’s going on with me because you’re right. I know better than to ever take a meet with a stranger at night alone.

[suspenseful music]

But off you went.

Off I went. Big mistake.

Damn right it was. What does Marlena know?


[sighs] I just told her I was meeting with a new client. She didn’t question me because I’m sure that she assumed that it was someone I knew and I had heavily vetted, so she really wasn’t concerned.

So when you got home, what did you tell her then?

I told her the client never showed up.

You lied to her.

Yeah, I lied to her. And I hate myself for it.

Then why did you do it?

That’s a burning question! I don’t know! Damn it, Steve! Something is happening to me! And I don’t have a clue as to what the hell it is.

Come on, Detective. Use your head. How could I be the leader of some drug trafficking operation when I’ve been the guest of the state here for more than a year now?

Come on, Clyde. You obviously found a way.

No. No, sir. I think you found a way to lay this all on me so you could be the hero. And the fact is you have failed this investigation, man. You aren’t even close to the truth.


[tense music] Oh. Guards tossed your cell. Look what they found.

[dramatic music]

All I can say is those guards must have planted that ’cause I have never seen that before.

[tense music]

[tense music]

So you told Konstantin what I told you?

Yeah. Yeah, I said… I know that you know about the pawn. So is this about Stefano? And he claimed he had no idea who Stefano was. He said, no, I texted you because I want to talk to you about Victor and his pawn. And that’s when I demanded that he tell me everything he knows about my background.

OK. What did he say?


[chuckles] That son of a bitch taunted me. He said, you got the eyes of a killer. And that’s when I pulled my gun on him.

You pulled your gun on him?

I pulled my gun on him, and I said, if you know as much about me as you think you do, you know I won’t hesitate to put a bullet through a man’s eye. And he said…or a woman’s.


[chuckles] What the hell did he mean by that?

That’s what I asked him. He told me that I had come after him. Now I’m assuming to kill him and then Katerina got in the way.


[sighs] Katerina.

Katerina. Steve. Partner, does that name mean anything to you? Steve, do you have any idea who he’s talking about?

You– you needed a meeting, Brady? Why?

Ah, I got a letter from Tate today. I assume you got one too, right?

Yeah. I did. It was–it was really sweet. He thanked me for sending the paperwork in so quickly for the wilderness trip. And he said that he can’t wait to tell us all about it in a few weeks. He also said he really misses us.

No. No, no, no. I think–I think he misses you, misses you.


He misses you.

Tate misses you too.

No, I’m not so sure because I think our letters were very different. My letter, it was– it was cold. Mine was cold. Yeah, he’s still angry at me. My kid’s angry with me because I haven’t been around him in his life. I’m sure they’re doing a lot of therapy at this juvenile rehab clinic and he’s probably digging deep into his past.


And he’s thinking about that.

Brady, Brady, Tate knows how much you love him.

He also knows that I have not been an active part of his life for a long, long time, for most of his life. Then I got my daughter, right? Who I only get to see occasionally under her mother’s supervision, for God’s sake.

Yeah. Well, that’s just because she is insane and sadistic.

I know. I know that. I know that. She’s insane and sadistic. And I was tricked into having a baby with that woman.

Hey, you are being really hard on yourself right now.

I am being truthful with myself right now. The fact is I screwed up with both of my kids. I screwed up with both of my kids. And it hit me really hard today. And I needed a fix. Theresa, I needed one so bad. I made a call.

[somber music] I did it.

You didn’t go through with it though, did you, Brady? Brady, you didn’t– you didn’t–

I did–I did not. I came here instead.

Thank God.


Thank God. It’s good. Brady, hey.

I’m sorry.

It’s OK. Look–


You are a wonderful father. You are. Your kids, they know how much you adore them. Yes, it’s been rough for them because their parents haven’t been together. And they might not understand things now. But eventually, they will. And they won’t blame you. They’re just going to see you for the amazing, amazing person that you are. And they’re going to be so proud that you are their dad. Hey.

Tell you what. I’ll just settle for my two kids not thinking I’m a total jerk. That’s fine with me.

Just stop that, please. Stop that. They are lucky to have you in their lives. I’m lucky. I’m lucky I have you in my life. I’m so lucky to share a child with you.

[soft dramatic music]

Thank you. That actually means a lot coming from you.


[Brady sighs]

OK. So I know this is a tired old cliché, but if you’ll indulge me.

Mm-hmm. Let’s hear it.

I honestly feel like this is a dream from which I’m going to wake up and feel totally heartsick that it didn’t actually happen, that– that I didn’t actually spend a perfect night with the woman that I love, that she’s not here right now, sitting across from me, smiling that incredible smile.

[soft dramatic music]


[sighs] I actually feel the same way. Like I’m dreaming, I mean.

OK, but since I think we can be fairly confident, fairly confident that this is not a dream.

Mm. Mm-hmm.

I feel like I want to shout it from the mountaintops. Like, would it be weird if I took out a full color page ad in “The Spectator” that just said “I love Stephanie Johnson”?


Would that be weird?



Too weird?

Wait, wait. A full color ad?

Full color ad.

Very pricey.

Well, I know the owner, so I think I can get a deal.

Oh, yeah. Well, speaking of the owner, maybe we should tell him about us before you ask for that deal.

Yeah. I– I suppose– I suppose we should. But honestly, I think– I think Chad’s going to be OK with it. I do.

I hope so.

What–what exactly are we going to say? What are we going to tell him? That we’re–that we’re–

[laughs] That we’re going steady? I don’t know.


[inhales deeply] Only we’re not. Because I don’t have a class ring or your letterman jacket.

Oh, you’re right. Definitely– definitely no letterman jacket. I was–I was very much the nerdy editor of the school newspaper and annual.

Oh, no, letterman jacket?


Damn. That could be a deal-breaker.

Really? Even if I told you that, if I did have one, it would absolutely be yours. I would give it to you. You would look so good in it.


Does that help?

I guess that helps. And since I’ve always preferred nerds to jocks, I think maybe there’s hope for us.



Nerds are much better in bed anyway.



[Eric sighs]

[somber music]

Little guy was hungry.

[Sloan clears throat]

Food is back on the stove warming up.

Oh, good. Oh. Oh, by the way I read this article on AAP that a newborn should sleep in the same room as the parents for at least six months.

The AAP?


[chuckles] It’s the Academy of Pediatrics. It’s a really cool website. I also read about co-sleeping. More and more pediatricians are highly recommending this apparently.

[soft tense music]

Mm. Co-sleeping?

Co-sleeping, yeah, that’s when the newborn sleeps in bed with you. You know what, you should check out the website and read the article, because they do say that it helps kids have less anxiety and higher self-esteem.

Apparently, you don’t like that.

No, I hate the idea, Eric. I–I only want my husband in bed with me. And I would hope that my husband feels the same way. God, did we not just talk about this? You being overprotective, caring more about Jude’s well-being than my own.

That’s so not true. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to say something to trigger you.

No, well, yes, I am triggered. I am very triggered, Eric, because that– that little boy, our son who you just rocked and fed and nourished and coddled and everything to get him to stop crying, he is coming in between us. And I don’t like it.

[tense music]


[wine glass clanks on table]

[Sloan groans]

Katerina? I don’t have a clue who that is. And for him to suggest that you killed the woman–

Steve, he didn’t just suggest it!

OK, well, he knows how to get to you, John. And if you let him, he wins!

Well, that’s not going to happen!

[John groans]

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Whoa, whoa, whoa.

[John groans] You OK, man?

No. Hold on! No!

OK, OK. You got to breathe. Breathe. Come here, buddy. Come here. Come on, take a deep breath.

[John taking deep breaths] Deep breath.

[John taking deep breaths]

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on. OK, OK, OK. Sorry, man. I’m sorry.

Don’t be sorry. Just keep breathing.

OK. It’s just that…

It’s just that the second that I looked into the evil eyes of that old man, that bastard has been haunting me.

Even so, he knows how to get to you man! OK? You can’t let him get to you.

[ominous music]

What? Why are you looking at me like that?

Because I need to know… what do youremember about The Pawn? Anything, Steve. Everything!

I wish I had something to tell you, man.

The only thing I know is that The Pawn and you…

You’re not that person anymore. And I have to believe that. And so do you!

I can’t imagine what we’re going to find when we start tracing thesephone calls.


[chuckles] Yeah, I do wonder.

Well, my guess is it’s going to be a whole lot of trap numbers just like this one.



But if you and your FBI buddies start looking, I think they may find at least one traceable number that could incriminate someone you don’t want to be incriminated.

[tense music]

Nice try, Clyde.

It’s no game. But if you want to play ball, I do have the wherewithal to make sure that all the evidence on that phone points to a particular business partner of a particular party.

Your support means more than you know.

Well, you’ve certainly supported me so much the past few weeks.

[soft dramatic music] And I–I think… we know each other better than anyone else does because of how much we’ve been through.

Yeah. We’ve been through a hell of a lot.

You know, we also loved each other once a hell of a lot. OK, maybe it was more lust than love, but I do recall… being pretty hot for each other, if I recall.

Yeah. I kind of recall the same thing, Theresa. Yeah.

You know, I think that that’s why… when I’m around you, those memories… I just… I feel them pretty strongly. And maybe that’s why I kissed you that one time.

Uh, maybe you kissed me because you were just coming down from a high, you know?

OK. Yeah, maybe it was a little bit of both.

[both clear throats] What about out for you?

What do you mean for me?

Did you feel something when I kissed you? Because in spite of me denying it at the time, I… I know I felt something.

Where is this coming from? When you kissed me, you told me at the time that it was– what’d you call it, a mistake?

Doesn’t mean I didn’t feel something. I don’t know. Maybe it just– it’s my ego, maybe, that needs a boost, and I just need to know that you still find me attractive.

Hmm. You’re beautiful. You’ve always been beautiful. I wouldn’t know anybody who wouldn’t find you attractive. But the fact is, Theresa, you are with Alex, aren’t you? Right? For Tate’s sake, I think we should keep us… as uncomplicated as possible. Don’t you think?


[clears throat] Yeah. Yeah, I suppose you’re right.

[soft tender music]

You do know… I’ll always be there for the two of you. Always. Tell me you know that.

I do.



[chuckles softly] I know that. And I also know that Tate is going to come around because he knows that you have always been there for him %. And he’s going to be so happy to see you in a few weeks.

I’ll settle for him not throwing rocks at me. OK?


Stop. Hey. Tate knows that you love him. He knows that you have always been there for him, even if you weren’t there physically for him. He knows that. He knows.


[sighs] OK. Wow.

We are the only ones here.

We closed it down.


[chuckles] Should we go?

We should go.


Take one too.

Sloan, you know what? I think you’ve had enough.

Don’t monitor me, Eric.

I’m worried about you.

Well, don’t worry about me either.

Why have you been so upset with me lately? You’re drinking more than I’ve ever seen, at least since I’ve known you.

No, that’s because I don’t want to share a bed with our son for the next God knows how long. I’m sorry, I just don’t find that romantic or sexy. And I don’t understand why you think it’s such a swell idea.

OK, We don’t have to do it. Sloan, Jude, he’s going to grow up before you know it. And he’s going to be off to college.

Great. And then we can have sex.

We can have sex right now if you want. I mean, that is if you’re in the mood.

[soft tender music]

You really mean it?

Of course I mean it.

Well, what if Jude wakes up and starts crying?

Oh, he just fell asleep.

[both sigh] Which should last at least an hour. Or two.

OK, so… so you promise to wipe any incriminating numbers off this phone?

[tense music]

And maybe add one or two. With all the tech nerds behind these walls with absolutely nothing to do, I think I could make that happen. If, of course, that is indeed my phone.

I mean, there are some members of your crew that I would love to take down.

[Clyde chuckles] Any thoughts?

I have a couple I’m not too crazy about either. But of course, it’s a big if.

Right, if it’s your phone.


You can go to hell.


[sighs] Detective, now, that is just downright rude.

I would never make a deal with you! I’m going to send you some place so far away and dismal that you will miss this place.

Really? Even if it means taking that pretty little girlfriend of yours with me?


[ominous notes] Even then.

[ominous piano chords]

[soft tender music]

So I could– I could certainly wait until Valentine’s Day to tell you this. It’s almost upon us, you know?

I do know. But whatever it is, you absolutely need to tell me right now. You know I’m way too impatient to wait. Especially since I’m getting the vibe that whatever you have to say is important.

It is important. To me, anyway. And I hope it will be to you.

OK. That was me being coy. I know it will be to you.

OK, I’m–I’m officially on pins and needles. What–

[sighs] What is it? Please, tell me. Tell me.

OK, I will. Um…

I have– I just may be–

Actually, I definitely am…

Falling in love with you again.

[soft dramatic music]

Oh. Oh, no.


Oh, God. You don’t smell that? Ugh.


Oh! Ugh! No! I burned the bottom of the pan! Oh. God, the dinner is ruined.

It’s all right. I wasn’t that hungry anyway.


[sighs] Oh, Eric, I’m sorry.

No, please.

Well, actually, I’m not that sorry.


I wasn’t really that hungry, anyway. Not for dinner, anyway.

[moaning and smooching]

Stephanie, I–

No, no, no. No. You don’t have to say anything yet. I wasn’t expecting you to respond in kind.


I really wasn’t.

What if I want to? What if I want to tell you that–

[sighs] I never fell out of love with you. But the only thing new and different is that we are both in love now. Like we were back in Seattle, which were definitively the happiest days of my life, only to be compared with these past few days here with you.


[sighs] So what should we do for Valentine’s Day?

I don’t care as long as I’m with you.

Then I was thinking… maybe we could double date with Rafe and my friend, Jada. She’s so cool. She’s smart and funny. I know you guys would get along.

Hmm. Hmm.



[chuckles] What if I don’t want to share you on Valentine’s Day? What if I want you all to myself?

[ominous music]

Listen, buddy. We’re–we’re not going to get any more answers today. Why don’t we just pick this up tomorrow?

Yeah. Yeah, I’m sure Doc’s concerned about me anyway since I’m not home and I told her I wasn’t going anywhere.

[chuckles dryly] Last thing I want is her worrying about me. And I know it was just another little white lie that I told her when I said that Clay was a no-show. Man, this is eaten me up and she knows it. She’s not pushing me. But man, she just knows me so well.

She does. And she would forgive you in her heartbeat.

And she would want to help me like she did all those years ago.


But how do I even begin explaining what the hell is going on with me when I don’t have a clue myself?

He got to, man. That’s all.

I can’t stop just wondering what the hell happened!

I’ll tell you what has to happen right now. We have to get that son of a bitch away from you and out of all of our lives, no matter what it takes.

No matter what it takes.

You know, detective, I always thought you were spineless. But I was wrong. You’re tough as nails, man. And one diabolical SOB to boot.

[takes deep breath] But just so you know, when I go for something, I never fail.

Well, at least we have something in common. I never fail either.

But you’re making a big mistake there, aren’t you? For all parties concerned.

I’ll take my chances.

Son of a bitch.

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