Days Transcript Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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[yawns] Alex. Alex? Hello?

[imitating echo] Hello. Hello, hello, hello, hello. Alex Kiriakis!

[mysterious music] Where the heck are you?

Thanks for checking in, Rafe. Oh, oh, I’m–I’m doing all right, all right. Just frustrated that I can’t be available to you / right now. Getting those drugs off the street, that’s a great start. Ah. Oh, yeah. I appreciate that. Oh–and thank you. Thank you for the– the beautiful flowers. Oh. Oh, well, your department must have sent them then. Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Yeah, I–I will, mm-hmm. Yeah, bye-bye.

Well, Happy Valentine’s Day, Paulina.

[both chuckling]

Same to you, Abraham. And are those white roses for me?

Yes. Not–not traditional, I know. But I did a little bit of research, and they stand for love and hope and new beginnings.

Well then…

[inhales deeply] Who needs traditional?

[both chuckle]

[soft, sweet music]

Ugh, I cannot wait to see her reaction.

I have a feeling that it’s not gonna be very subtle.

Oh, no. Mama doesn’t know the meaning of that word.

Yeah, that’s part of what makes her so lovable, right?

Yeah, it is, that and her courage and her big heart. And speaking of big hearts, it was very kind of to do this.

Oh, please, come on. It’s no sacrifice on my part. I love the idea just as much as you do. Besides, I would do anything to make you happy.

Well, this makes me very happy. And Mama is gonna be over the moon.

Yeah, just like I am. Over the moon, head over heels…


Happy anniversary, sweetness.

Happy anniversary. Ugh, this is beautiful.

And speaking of beautiful, I gotta say, you’re even more beautiful than the first time I laid eyes on you.




[chuckling] Yes.

No, I’m not a liar. We’ve had so many years together, so many adventures. Let me tell you something, as crazy as some of those adventures have been over the years…


They brought us to where we are right now. And I’m so grateful for every one of them.

Me too.

Surprise! Happy anni–

[gasps] Oh, my God. I’m sorry. I-I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

[door closes]

Ah… mm, so much for that adventure, huh?

Yeah. Yes.



I’m so glad you insisted on this.

Beautiful day, isn’t it?

It is. And it really does help, I mean, getting out in nature and– and the fresh air, being able to breathe.

Especially after last night.

Yeah. I hope Harris is going to be all right. And oh, my gosh, what the Hortons are all going through.

Doug and Julie know that we will help them any way we can.




[exhales deeply] Oh–

[laughs] Oh, my gosh. Look what somebody has done. They’ve set up a beautiful Valentine’s Day picnic. You know what? We should go. We don’t want to intrude on their romance–

I don’t think we’d be intruding.


Nah, especially since this beautiful Valentine’s Day picnic is for you.

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

[soft music]

Um, Stephanie.

Mom, Dad, I am so sorry. I’m an idiot. I shouldn’t have busted in like that.

No, no. It’s okay. It’s our fault for not locking the door.

My fault for not knocking. Anyway, um, happy anniversary!

[laughter] To the sweetest, most romantic couple that I know. And this food, it can wait, if you want to, you know, get back to what you were doing.

No, no, no! No, no, no, no, no. What we want to do is enjoy this beautiful meal that you put together for us. Isn’t that right, Steve?

Well, y-yeah.

You don’t sound so sure, Dad.

Oh, no, no. He’s sure. We’re both sure. We both are sure.

We’re sure.

We’re sure.

Okay. All right. Well, then I’ll set it up.



All right.

You are crazy.


She went to a lot of trouble for this. And she wanted to surprise us. I think she was really embarrassed walking in on us getting ready to, you know.

Getting ready to? I think we were a little further along than that, weren’t we?

Shh! Quiet.

Shh, shh. I’m just saying.

And I’m just saying that I would not be comfortable going back in there, doing, you know, when she’s out here knowing what we’re doing in there.

Yeah, yeah. Okay, okay. Tell you what, I promise I won’t make you or our daughter uncomfortable. How about that?

Okay, that’s good. You are a good sport and a good papa and a better lover, and I can’t wait to get back to where we left off.



All right.

Okay, guys, come and get it.


[sighs] Well, did you at least leave a note, Alex? Somewhere? No, of course not.

[intriguing music]

[gasps] Oh, my God. The ring’s not there anymore. Okay. Okay, so he took it with him because…

[gasps] He’s gonna propose today. Oh, my God. It’s Valentine’s Day. He took the ring because he’s probably gonna put it in– in a dessert like a chocolate souffl√© at the Bistro, or maybe he’s having a florist put it in a rose bouquet, or maybe he’s out with the ring right now because he’s buying a box of chocolates and he’s gonna put the ring in the box of chocolates. Yes, yes!

[laughs] That’s why. He’s gonna surprise me when he pops the question. Okay, so I need–I need to– I need to surprise him by looking like the fianc√©e of his dreams.





Oh, my gosh. Talk about going above and beyond. Wow, and even– even in the dead of winter.

Hence the heat lamps.

I’m so grateful.


Now just… the beauty of the water and this amazing spread, it really is a perfect Valentine’s Day.

Oh, sweetheart. I am just hoping that it makes up a little bit for us being apart last year on Valentine’s Day.

Apart? Well, that’s a euphemistic way of saying it.

You know, if anything good came out of that, it just gave me a greater appreciation for every day and every moment that I have with you, if that’s even possible. And let me tell you, pretty lady, that this Valentine celebration is just beginning.


Okay. Now, what I have done is, I downloaded that montage of pictures Johnny put together. You know, the ones that I showed you up on the rooftop, all those pictures of our beautiful family. And I got to thinking, it might be nice tonight for you and I just to lie in our bed and look at those pictures all over again under different circumstances.

I would love that.

Doesn’t seem like a year since we were up on that rooftop, does it?

Time goes by so quickly.

That’s a fact.

You know, what I wouldn’t give to do it all over again.

Well, Doc, we actually don’t have time to do it all over again because we are too busy making memories right now.

True. Like today.

Like today.

[intriguing music]

[door opening]


There you are.

Good morning.

Well, I was starting to get a little worried because you don’t normally leave without leaving me a note or a text.

I’m sorry.

You’re forgiven. But just this once.


So where were you?

There was just something I needed to take care of.

Okay. Well, now that you’re here, you are just in time for a very special breakfast, banana cream waffles, √† la Donovan.


Happy Valentine’s Day.

Mm. That’s right, it is Valentine’s Day, isn’t it? Babe, there’s something I gotta tell you though, too. I’m not really that hungry. Do you think maybe you’d be up to go for a walk instead?

A walk?


A walk? Oh. Yeah. We can go for a walk. Okay, I’m just gonna get changed then.


Oh, Abraham. They are so beautiful.

[both chuckle] Oh, well, I guess it’s white roses day.

What do you mean?

Well, see, those are from the Chamber of Commerce, and their twin right over there, they’re from the Salem PD.

[laughs] Well, you know, are white roses some kind of good luck charm for making it through surgery or something?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mama!


[gasps] Hey, baby girl and Johnny. You two didn’t have to come this morning.

Oh, come on. We wanted to come. There’s no place we’d rather be, right, Chanel?

Definitely not.

Mm–uh, and look at that. You bought me white roses too? Not that they–you know, they aren’t beautiful, but, uh, I could open me a white flower shop.



Uh-uh, I’m getting the feeling that this is not a coincidence. Uh–okay. Okay. All these white flowers. who’s gonna tell me what’s going on in here?

Okay. Well, your surgery is not the only reason that we’re all here today.

No. No, it isn’t. So I think it’s finally time that we let you in on a little surprise. This is my bridal bouquet. And…ta-da! Johnny and I are getting married today.

What? I-I thought you postponed the wedding. You mean I won’t be there?

Oh, you’ll definitely be there, yes.

Yep, that is right, because we are getting married right here.

[soft, sweet music]



So it’s Valentine’s Day…



And your anniversary.


And I have a very important question.

Well, let’s hear it.

Which of your weddings was your favorite?

Oh. Definitely our first one on the yacht. Right, Steve?



Yes. Definitely.


It was such a beautiful day.

The night before the wedding, your hearing was restored. But you hadn’t said a word for nearly two months. And the, um–the captain of the ship was officiating. Kimberly was speaking for you. And I could see how much you were trying to speak. You were trying so hard. So I signed “courage” to you. And finally, at first just in a whisper, you said my name.

Take you, Steve, to be my husband. I will love you and honor you and keep you, in sickness and in health.

And then you kept going, getting more and more confident. And you were finally able to say all those beautiful words to me.

Your papa gave me the courage to finally talk. It was a joyful, glorious moment. And everybody we loved was there to witness it.

I wouldn’t be the man I am right now if it wasn’t for you. See, I–I thought I was brave, but I found out that it takes more courage to open up to another person. I thought I was strong, but you showed me that it takes more strength to let people see your feelings. And… I thought I knew how to love. But now I know that it’s much harder to let someone love me. And that someone is you. You saw into my heart when no one else could, and you believed in me. So I’m gonna spend the rest of my life living up to the faith that you have in me. I don’t have much, baby. But what I have is yours. I’m yours. I love you, sweetness.

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of loving a man who was brave and strong and true, and of a romantic wedding on the water surrounded by all the people I love the most. I never told that secret dream to anyone. But somehow, you found out. You gave me that dream. You made it come true. There’s just one thing that’s different. It’s far more wonderful than I ever imagined. Well, I can certainly say that celebrating our anniversary here with the love of my life and our beautiful baby girl here with us, it really reminds me how lucky I am and how my life is better and richer and sweeter than I ever could have imagined it.

Mine too.

You’re getting married in here? In this room?

That is correct, with the former mayor of Salem officiating.

That’s right. And I come complete with a fully authorized marriage license.

Oh, wait a minute. You–you planned all this? So those flowers are not from the Chamber of Commerce or the Salem PD?

No, I had them sent here for the ceremony.

Oh, Lord, no wonder Rafe didn’t know what I was thanking him for. Oh, my, oh, my! Oh–oh, no, wait, no. Are you two sure that this is what you want?

Oh, we are more than sure, Mama. And I would–I was hoping that you would be my matron of honor.

And I was hoping that you would be my best person.

And you can also give me away.

Oh, well, that’s a lot of jobs, but I’m up for it! Oh, and do I hear wedding bells? So hey, let’s–let’s do it. Let’s do it. Let’s get this show on the road.

[soft, sweet music]

So you two were married four times, right?


Uh, well, um, actually five, if you count the time we got married in the mountains, in the snow. Well, we– we exchanged personal vows.


And do you remember I gave you a ring that I was wearing…


On a chain around my neck?



Yeah, with all the ice on the trees, we called it our snowy cathedral.


That’s right.

Well, I don’t have any photos of your wedding in the snow, but I did gather some photos from your other weddings as a little anniversary, Valentine’s Day gift. both: Aww.

What a wonderful gift.

So sweet.

Oh, my gosh, look at how handsome your papa was back then.

[both chuckle] Of course, I think you’re more handsome now, of course.

Oh, well, thank you.

Mm-hmm. Wow.

Oh, look at that.


That’s from our wedding– our Valentine’s Day wedding three years ago. Do you remember what you said to me at that wedding, sweetness? ‘Cause I sure do.

I know I could never love another man the way I love you. I just–I love you. I love your courage and your– your kindness, passion. You’re smart and funny and so sexy. I love your devotion to your family and to me. I will never get tired of looking at your handsome face for the rest of my life. And I’m gonna tell you right now, this is the last time I am doing this, okay? It’s the last time.


[laughing] Okay.

I am never, never letting you go again. Do you understand me?

I do.

And I meant every word.

I know you did, baby. And I second that emotion because I’m never, ever gonna leave you either.

[both laugh]

Well, pretty clear for February, huh?

Yeah, I–hold on.

Really? Right now?



Oh, yeah, it’s John and Marlena.

Come here. Hey, you two. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Hi, Alex, Theresa.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

You too.

You too, and this spread. Wow, you know how to celebrate.



W-would you like to join us?

No, we wouldn’t want to intrude.

Nah, nah, what do you mean? Look, we got more food than we can handle here. So if you feel like it, please join us, please.

No, no, it’s–it’s up– it’s up to Alex.

Well, again, I-I want to make sure you’re not thinking we’re, like, imposing.

No, not–

You’re not imposing. We’d enjoy the company, right?

I mean, this is kind of great, right? We didn’t have any plans. I mean–

Yeah, this is great since we have no plans. Yay.

Oh, here, let me take this.


Of course. Wow.

We are gathered here today to join Chanel DuPree and John Roman DiMera in the holy union of marriage. Now, the most remarkable moment of life is when you meet the person who makes you feel complete. And for Johnny and Chanel, that remarkable moment has led to this one. So without further delay, Johnny, would you repeat after me?


I, John Roman, take you, Chanel, to be my wedded wife…

I, John Roman, take you, Chanel, to be my wedded wife…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer, for poorer…

In sickness and health, to love and cherish until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

In sickness…

[clears throat] And in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

Chanel, it’s your turn.

[soft, sweet music]

I, Chanel, take you, John Roman, to be my wedded husband…

I, Chanel, take you, John Roman, to be my wedded husband…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

And now for the exchange of rings.


[gasps] Wait a minute. Um, don’t you two want to say something personal?

Um, yeah, I– I don’t know about you, but I definitely have something personal I would like to say.

Now, the first time I did this, set up a romantic picnic for my beautiful bride here, it was in a park in West Virginia, and it was our first honeymoon.


It was in early September, and John wanted to go for a walk, and he– he brought along a white picnic basket with a blanket that he spread out on the lawn.

[soft music]

* Did you ever dream * * Love would come and stay? * * Well, I did * * I wish that dream could last * * Forever * both: * True loves comes once in a lifetime * * True love *

* You’re the one I want to live for *

* I want to live for *

* You’re the one I need to find *

* I need to find * both: * And the truth is, I will only feel this way * * Once in a lifetime *

So many wonderful memories.

And we’re still making them.


[sighs] So what’s your secret to staying madly in love for, like, years?

Well, I don’t think it was actually years. We–we met in . But there were a few years where we weren’t together.

But we always found our way back to each other. Now to answer your question, what’s the– what’s the secret of staying madly in love? Well, it boils down to two things. Number one is respect. Number two is trust. And of course, always staying romantic helps.

Do you remember, the Valentine’s Day dance at the hospital?


You paid a fortune to dance with me.

Worth every penny.

Oh, come on, you can’t just leave it at that.

Details, details, please tell us.


It was , I think.

‘, yeah, for sure.

Yeah. And there was a hospital dance and auction.

And winning a dance with this knockout here was one of the auction items.

I was so afraid nobody would bid on it.

Well, yeah. The bidding started out low and slow. I mean, there was Sean Brady, and then there was Tom Horton, and then–

And then?

I stepped up to the plate. And I won the dance of a lifetime, for a mere $,.

[coughs sarcastically]

What? K?

You heard me.

Wow. I’d say that that’s top dollar.


Well, everybody thought that we were just friends up until then. But I think after the dance, they realized we were a lot more than just friends.

Like I said, worth every penny.

Oh, I’m sorry. We haven’t offered you anything. Would you like some lemonade or some iced tea?

No, I’m good. Thank you though.

Me too.

Actually, Alex, would you just excuse us? Marlena, can you show me where the ladies’ room is? I just need to freshen up a little bit.

Ladies’ room? I’m not sure they’ll have a ladies’ room. I think there may be a restroom somewhere.


We’ll figure it out.

Okay. I don’t really have to go. I just–I’m dying to tell somebody that Alex is going to ask me to marry him today.

Oh, are you sure?

Yes. Well, see, I found this gorgeous ring in his jacket pocket. I wasn’t snooping or anything. And just the jacket was on the chair. I was going to go put it away. And then the ring fell out, and I put the ring back. And then this morning, the same jacket was on the chair, but there was no ring. So that tells me that Alex has the ring with him right now. Either that, or he’s dropped it off at The Bistro or somewhere, I don’t know, so that he can have it hidden somewhere so that he can surprise me with it when he proposes.

Theresa, I’m– I’m not sure about this.

Why? What do you mean?

Well, I don’t– I don’t know if he’s planning on proposing or not. But–excuse me if I’m overstepping. But I wonder if you don’t want to get things with your son in order before you make a huge life change.

Okay. Well, I do understand that. But I mean, I’ll just tell Alex that it’ll be a really long engagement. We don’t have to get married right away. Right? And plus, Marlena, I don’t– I don’t want to upset him and say no when he proposes to me, especially since he’s bought me such a beautiful ring.

Hey, Alex. You okay?

Yeah. Yeah. I’m good. Just feeling a little pressured.

Not sure what you mean by that.

I mean, it’s Valentine’s Day. And, you know, when you’re with somebody it’s like, they expect you to be intensely romantic, like you are with Dr. Evans.

Yeah, well, you know, you and Theresa are in a relatively new relationship here. And just because it’s Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to be intensely romantic as you put it. You know, it’s okay. It’s okay if you don’t feel that way as long as you’re honest with yourself about it, and with Theresa.

Yeah. You’re absolutely right. I have to be honest with myself and with her.

Thank you, baby girl. This was just the best, the sweetest. Thank you.


You’re so welcome, Mom. I know that Valentine’s Day is very special to you two. So I wanted to honor that.

You sure did, little sweetness. Thank you. So what about you? What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Actually, I’m going to go check in on the Cash and Cupid event that kicks off later this morning.


And by the way I’m going to be gone for many hours, many, many hours if anyone wants to know. And Abe’s already been gone for the day, so–

Oh, well, we know that because we talked to him last night. And he told us about his surprise for Paulina, that’s so nice.

That’s so great he’s officiating another surprise wedding, huh?

Yeah, it is. I am so happy for Johnny and Chanel.


Hello. Um… Chanel, today, you have made me the happiest man in the world by agreeing to share the rest of your life with me. The journey which led us to this moment was certainly not without its own unique ups and downs. Nevertheless, here we are. And I thank God for that. Now I don’t know where life’s gonna take us from here. I really don’t care. Because I know that wherever it is, we will be together. So…

[clears throat] Give me your tired feet, give me your burnt donuts, give me your lost car keys. Just give me you every day. In return, I will give you all my love for the rest of my days. I promise to respect you and cherish you, to encourage and comfort you, to care for and protect you now and forever.




[chuckles] I love you with a passion that I don’t really know how to express in words. All I can do is show you through tender kisses and watching scary movies, every single scary movie with you. Even though I hate them, you make me feel safe. And sticking by your side through thick and thin because I know that together, we can overcome anything. I look forward to years of adventure by your side. You make me laugh. You made me think. And above all, you make me better. I give you my hand I give you my heart and I give you my love for all the years to come.

Well, now this couple will exchange rings as a symbol of their love and devotion.

Thank you very much.

Okay. That one’s yours. With this ring, I thee wed.

With this ring, I thee wed.

And now, by the authority vested in me, I pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

This is such a happy day.

Congratulations, you two.

Yes, sir.

My darling girl.

Oh, come here.

Oh, congratulations.


This looks like a special occasion.

Very special. Oh, my beautiful daughter just got married to my handsome new son-in-law Oh, and you know, for the second time actually, but most definitely for the last– right? Right, Johnny?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Most definitely, the last. You’re stuck with me forever.

I better be. I better be.

Well, I’m sorry to break this up, but it’s time to take you to surgery.

Oh. All right, I’m–I’m ready.

We’ll be right here when you get back, Paulina.

All right, I’m gonna walk you down the hall as far as they let me.


I love you so much, Mama.

I love you too. Oh, I love you. I love you both. Okay.

[somber music]

She’s gonna be okay.


I know it.

Yes. I know it too.

And now we wait.

We do.

In our tux and gown. Best dressed couple in the hospital, right?

Best dressed married couple in the hospital. Hey, have I told you yet today how much I love you, wife?

Yes. You have. But you can tell me again, husband.

I love you so much, Chanel.

I love you too, Johnny.

Do we just have the most dolly daughter in the entire world? So sweet.

Just like her mama.

Mm, I think her papa’s pretty sweet too.

Thank you. And now as much as I adore our little girl, I’m really kinda glad that she’s not gonna be home for a while.

Yeah. So am I. In fact, I’m a little bit more than kinda.

Oh baby.

Come on.

You ready to get busy?

No, careful now.

Isn’t it such a treat running into John and Marlena, hearing all these romantic stories.

Yeah, I liked them. I mean, they have a great marriage, obviously.

Something to strive for, right?


So do you want to do the scavenger hunt today? Cash in Cupid.

I don’t know, babe, maybe.

Okay. I mean, what do you– what do you have planned today? Super busy or–

I’m going to go by the office for the afternoon. But you do not have to come in today. It’s not necessary.

Okay, well, then I will just be here then, relaxing and waiting for you.

Sounds good.


Also, I made a reservation at The Bistro because it’s Valentine’s Day. And they have a Valentine’s prefix. Are you interested?

Sure. Why not? I’m gonna go change for the office.


I’ll be there.

“Sure, why not?” He’s just trying to throw me, right? Yeah. I bet he definitely took the ring to The Bistro, and he’s gonna put it in like a souffl√©, or dessert, or whatever. Tonight is going to be the night that I become the future Mrs. Alex Kiriakis.

Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s Day, my love.

Well, since I get a kick out of surprising you, the pleasure is all mine.

I hope you didn’t mind me inviting Alex and Theresa to join us.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no. It was very nice of you, especially because they obviously didn’t have any other plans.


What’s–what’s that? What are you thinking?

Well, um, Theresa, I think, was expecting Alex to propose to her. She mentioned that when we went to the ladies’ room. And after having spent so much time chatting with Alex, I know that is not on his mind.

Yeah. Well, you know, I think the young man is doing a little soul searching because he told me that he feels like he’s under a lot of pressure to be “intensely romantic,” as he put it, because it’s Valentine’s Day. And I said, hey, kid, just take the pressure off yourself and be honest with Theresa.

Well, that’s very good advice.

Thank you.

Good for you. Speaking of intensely romantic, I got you a little something.

Oh, Doc.

It isn’t anywhere near as spectacular as all this.

You– oh. Wow. Okay. What you got there?

“Going home to Doc.” I’m gonna have to disagree, because this is perfect. And I’ll tell you why. Every time we’re apart, in my mind, I am always going home to you.

Just so you know, it’s a– it’s a combination of happy birthday and Valentine’s Day gift. Happy birthday, my love.

I love you. Now and forever.

I love you.

Now, I may not have $, on me right now.


But would you care to dance with me?

This one’s on the house.

[soft instrumental music]

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