Days of Our Lives Transcript Wednesday 1/9/02
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Hope: Good morning. Did Shawn leave?
Bo: Yeah, you just missed him.
Hope: Bo, we've got to tell him sometime.
Bo: We got time.
Hope: If John and Marlena are telling Belle, we've got --
Bo: What they do is their business. There's no reason to get him involved in this whole mess until we know all the facts.
Hope: You're right. Hey, the way Shawn feels about this little guy, his baby brother -- mm, he's so protective. He's so crazy about him. Oh, God, Bo, I just don't understand. How could John and Glen both have gotten positive DNA matches?
Bo: Obviously, one of them's wrong.
Hope: Yeah, you're right -- they're both wrong. Hey. You're J.T.'s father -- in your heart, your soul. You've given him so much love and time and commitment, and that's what a child needs, and this little guy here gets all of that from us. Nobody else.
Bo: Hey, you. Come here. Let your ma drink her coffee. Looks like she needs it.
Bo: Sorry. Did you get any sleep at all last night? How many trips to the nursery did you make?
Hope: I couldn't help it. Every time I closed my eyes, my mind started racing. I just needed to know that little guy was still there.
Bo: Yeah, he's here, and he always will be. Isn't that right?
Hope: Hey, baby. [Knock on door]
Bo: Are you having your breakfast? What? I don't know.
Hope: I'll get it.
Bo: Did you start your breakfast without me?
Hope: Oh, God, Bo, it's them. It's Barb. It's Glen. They're here.
Marlena: Belle, honey, we need to talk.
Belle: What a coincidence. I need to talk to you, too. You and Dad. But, Brady, don't go anywhere. I might need your help.
John: Oh, Belle --
Belle: Dad -- is it okay if I go first?
John: Yeah, it's fine. Sure.
Belle: Okay, this might sound slightly insane, but I thought what's the harm in at least discussing it, if for some amazing reason you might not think it's completely out of the question?
Brady: Belle, can you please get to the point?
Belle: I will, I will. I just had to start out with that little disclaimer so mom didn't think I was a lunatic for asking. Okay, now, as you both know all too well because you've been helping me with the application process, I have been thinking about college a lot lately. It's practically all I do think about. And I had this idea that's a little out there, but Dad's always saying change can be a very stimulating thing and variety is the spice of life or something like that.
Marlena: What kind of a change are you talking about?
Belle: A move for all of us.
Brady: What? A move to where?
John: As in California?
Belle: Is there any other Malibu?
Marlena: Why would we move at this point in our lives?
Belle: So I could go to Pepperdine. I didn't want to move so far away from you all, so the easiest solution was that we all go together.
John: Look, honey –
Belle: Dad, think about it, okay? The sun, the beach, the movie stars, and best of all, no more Salem winters. Brady, I thought you'd be the first to jump on the bandwagon. I mean, we can surf, we can hike the Santa Monica Mountains. I hear you can even ski and swim in the same day.
Brady: Did Shawn Brady happen to mention California, by any chance?
Belle: He might have mentioned something about studying marine biology, but -- I can tell by the looks on your faces that this idea is not going to fly. I guess I'll just have to move to California by myself. Why is everyone so quiet? I really didn't think we would move. I probably won't move, either, okay? I know we have a lot to discuss before I decide which college I want to go to, but -- would someone say something, please? Wait, you said you needed to talk to me about something. Does this have anything to do with the way you're acting? Would someone please tell me what is wrong?
John: Why don't we all sit down?
Belle: I don't want to sit down. I want to know what's going on. Why does everyone look so serious?
Marlena: It is serious, Belle. It's very serious... and it involves you and Shawn.
Hope: Bo, get rid of them. Don't let them take J.T. Give me that.
Bo: What do you want?
Glen: I think it's time you and I had a talk, man to man.
Bo: Oh, you do, do you?
Glen: I know how much you and your wife love J.T. I saw that when I brought him back to you that time.
Bo: You mean after you kidnapped him?
Glen: Like I said, I know how much the boy means to you, but the fact is, because of some screw up at the hospital, which neither of us had anything to do with, there's a real good chance you're raising my son.
Barb: Like Glen said, we are not here to cause trouble or to threaten you.
Glen: I can imagine how much of a shock this has been for the two of you.
Barb: But this is a little boy's life we're talking about -- his future. So it seems to us we ought to be communicating with each other, you know? Instead of leaving it up to a bunch of lawyers and judges.
Bo: Come on in.
Austin: What's going on?
Nicole: Go to the office, and I'll meet you there later.
Austin: Why? What's going on?
Nicole: I'll explain later.
Austin: We're partners, right? I think I deserve to know why you're rushing me out of here.
Nicole: You just shouldn't have come.
Austin: I shouldn't have come? You told me to come, remember? You said, "be here first thing in the morning."
Nicole: I made a mistake.
Nicole: Just go.
Austin: Tell me.
Nicole: Fine. Victor wasn't happy when I told him you were coming here. He prefers us to hold the meetings in the office.
Austin: Since when?
Nicole: Since this morning. What's with the third degree?
Austin: I just don't get it.
Nicole: Neither do I, Austin, you know, so stop pumping me. I don't even know why Victor's -- unless -- that's it. That's it.
Austin: What? What?
Nicole: Your mother. She's definitely behind this.
Philip: So are you just going to ignore me?
Victor: We've been through this.
Philip: Yeah, and you brushed me aside then, too.
Victor: But it's registered with me, Philip. Look, you have made it abundantly clear that you don't like Nicole living here. Not only do you treat her dismissively, you go out of your way to disparage her to me behind her back.
Philip: Because I don't get it -- this whole relationship.
Victor: Has anyone ever asked you to get it?
Philip: Don't you think I have a right to react to what's going on in my own home?
Victor: Not when it doesn't involve you.
Philip: How could it not involve me when it's right in front of my face?
Victor: Look, no one asked you to befriend Nicole. No one's asked you to even have any relationship with her. All that's expected of you is that you be civil. Now, if that's too much to ask --
Philip: No, I'll tell you what's too much to ask.
Victor: Oh, I can't wait to hear.
Philip: That I ignore what's really going on with you and that -- that woman.
Philip: And don't tell me you're just business partners, because that's a joke.
Victor: Your eggs are getting cold.
Philip: I don't care about my eggs. I want you to treat me like an adult for a change.
Victor: Perhaps if you behaved like one.
Philip: I'm almost 18, Dad. You think I don't know whose bedroom Nicole is tiptoeing into at night?
Victor: All right, that's enough.
Philip: Certainly not mine, and definitely not Henderson's.
Victor: Where is all this resentment coming from, Philip?
Philip: Like you don't know? Dad, come on. First she takes over my mom's job, and now -- now I wonder what else she's trying to take over.
Nicole: Don't you get it, Austin? Your mother would love to get rid of me so she can get her job back and this house. And let's not forget, she probably wants Victor back, too.
Austin: Not true, not true.
Nicole: Don't be naive.
Austin: My mom doesn't have the time to worry about your life and Victor's, okay? She's got a new job. She's got a son in the hospital that's fighting for his life. The last thing on her mind is getting Victor back, believe me. What happened to trying to get me out of here?
Nicole: I will get to that.
Austin: You know what? If Victor comes out here and sees me here, okay, then it's really going to hit the fan.
Nicole: No, no, I want to make a point about your saint mother.
Austin: I'm not going to upset the boss. I'm-- I'm getting out of here.
Nicole: Wait a minute. Hey, come here. Not until I enlighten you about Kate Roberts.
Austin: You're going to enlighten me about my own mother?
Nicole: She is never going to be satisfied playing second fiddle to John Black.
Austin: I've got to go.
Nicole: No, listen. Look, she is going to use him and his company to get herself into position to come back after titan and Victor.
Austin: I'm telling you, she's not interested -- not anymore.
Nicole: And I am telling you if you believe that, then you don't know your mother at all.
Victor: Did it ever occur to you, Philip, that Nicole is here because I asked her to be?
Philip: Right, like she didn't push for it?
Victor: No, you were there. You heard the conversation.
Philip: I know how that woman operates.
Victor: Because you're such a good judge of human nature.
Philip: She has an agenda, Dad. Can't you see that?
Victor: No, I can't.
Philip: Aw, come on. You think she's hanging around because she enjoys your company?
Victor: And just why is that such an outrageous concept?
Philip: Get real, would you, Dad? She's here to advance her position at Titan.
Victor: And to make your life hell, obviously.
Philip: Should I pretend that I like having her around? Living in my house, sitting at the table with that condescending little attitude of hers, making sarcastic comments about everything I do and say?
Victor: Would you rather she just ignored you?
Philip: Yeah. Yeah, I would. I don't need her take on things. I certainly don't need her advice. "Philip, you should go to school in the Northeast. Philip, you should cut your hair. Philip, you should get up earlier so you don't have to rush around so much."
Victor: All very reasonable suggestions.
Philip: Dad, it's none of her damn business.
Victor: Maybe she'd like it to be. Maybe she's genuinely fond of you. Did that ever occur to you? She's trying to show it.
Philip: Dad, she pulls this whole maternal act because she wants to impress you that she actually cares about me. She'll do anything to get on your good side.
Victor: I don't like where this is going.
Philip: What, you think I do?
Victor: I have to get to work.
Philip: Admit it, Dad -- whatever Nicole wants -- the job, the power -- it's pretty pathetic that she'd hang around someone old enough to be her grandfather to get it.
Victor: That's enough.
Philip: Dad, she's making a fool of you. Can't you see that?
Glen: First off, you should know that we're planning on having the DNA test done today.
Hope: Really? Well, don't be so sure. We have grounds to fight you on this.
Barb: Yes, that's true, but your lawyer must have told you the same thing you heard from ours -- that you'll only be delaying the inevitable. Eventually, the court will order this test, and dragging it out isn't going to be pleasant for any of us.
Glen: We're here because we don't want to fight. I just want to get to the truth, that's all. I mean, I have to know if that little boy upstairs is my son.
Hope: He's not your son. J.T. is my son.
Glen: I brought something along that I think you should take a look at. This is a copy of the DNA test we had done on J.T. when we had him. The lab faxed it to our hotel this morning. Now, you can call the lab, go to the lab, do whatever you want to verify it, but I swear to you, it's the real thing.
Hope: That can't be true. It can't be.
Belle: What about Shawn? I just spoke with him. He's waiting for me at school.
Marlena: They obviously haven't told him yet.
Belle: They haven't told him about what?
John: Listen, sweetheart... I know that you're aware that, uh, through a certain form of brainwashing, Stefano was -- was able to control my thoughts and actions, right? And the same with Hope. And, uh... When this would happen, neither one of us could control anything that we did. You know that?
Belle: Yeah, you're -- you're talking about when Hope was Princess Gina.
Marlena: Yes, that's right, and when she did believe that, she did things that Hope would never, ever do.
Belle: I get all that. What I don't understand is what you're trying to tell me.
John: Sweetheart, there was a brief period of time during all of that when something happened to me, also, and through that -- that form of brainwashing, Stefano was able to gain control of me again, and I became that other man, the one that he created all those years ago, and that man had no memory of you or Marlena or Brady, and -- and --
Hope: Oh, dear.
Hope: You smeared my lipstick.
John: Oh, dear.
Hope: Oh, dear. Oh, John, now I'm going to have to fix it.
John: Well, now, you would be the most beautiful woman in the world without makeup... but if you must, go ahead.
John: To us... and the beginning of the rest of our lives together.
John: Uh... There's no easy way to tell you this. I'm the father of Hope's baby.
John: J.T. is my son.
Glen: Look, you can try to make me out to be the monster here, but I'm not. I'm just an average, hardworking guy who happened to get his girlfriend pregnant. Now, this baby wasn't planned, but he definitely was wanted, at least by me.
Hope: Make him, Bo -- Bo, just make him go away.
Barb: Hey, wait. My husband didn't do anything wrong. The only thing he's guilty of is looking for his kid.
Glen: When Barb and I found that baby down by the river, somehow...
Barb: Glen knew it. He knew in his heart that he had found him.
Hope: No, he --
Glen: And since everyone in this town seemed to be ganging up on me, trying to keep him away from me, I felt like I had no other choice but to take him.
Barb: But as soon as we heard that we had the wrong little boy -- well, at least that's what everyone thought at the time -- we brought him right back.
Glen: But even after that DNA test on Isaac Carver came back negative, I couldn't shake the feeling that somehow, I had a son out there.
Barb: And it looks like he was right.
Glen: Look, I know the boy's got problems. My aunt Elsie and I stayed up with him all night when I had him, worried sick. I knew there was something wrong with him, and now I know why -- because of Marlo.
Barb: That woman didn't care if her baby lived or died.
Glen: Yeah. Why would she? I mean, she was drunk most of the time, or high on something. But I do care, and I know in my heart -- I know that I'm right, and you can do as many DNA tests as you want, but the results are going to be the same -- the Boy you're raising is my son.
Hope: No, he's not your son. My God, he -- J.T. is my son, and you're not taking him away from me. Get out of my house. Get out of my house!
Belle: Dad -- what you're saying, it doesn't make any sense. Bo's J.T.'s father.
John: No, he's not. Even before the child was born, he knew he wasn't.
Belle: He knew?
John: Hope and Bo weren't even together when that baby was conceived. And as hard as this was on Bo, he made a decision to accept J.T. as his own and didn't tell anybody.
Marlena: The night of Lexie's party, somehow -- we don't know why -- Hope remembered everything. She remembered how the baby was conceived -- how and when it was conceived.
Belle: She remembers? But that doesn't mean that --
John: I remember, too.
Brady: Belle, Belle, this whole thing happened -- I mean, the truth coming out -- when you and Shawn were trapped in the -- in the basement of the DiMera mansion. That's why I tried to stop you and Shawn from going back into the house.
Belle: This means -- you and Hope -- you and Shawn's mom?! No! No, Dad, no. No.
Austin: You know something? I don't want to stand here and talk about my mother. I came here to work. If you want to do that, fine, then I'll see you --
Nicole: Fine, leave. I don't want to talk about her, either.
Austin: My mother has no control over me, and she's got no control over you -- unless you give it to her.
Nicole: You sound like you've been watching "Oprah." "The only person who can control you is you."
Austin: You are doing fine. I mean, you are doing fine. You're doing more than fine. You have a job because you deserve it. I watch you work. You are damn good at what you do, and Victor sees that. So no one's going to come along and say something or do something that's going to change his opinion about you. So stop worrying about it.
Victor: You know, one day, Philip, you're going to have a child of your own. And then you're going to find out what it's like to give that child everything, every opportunity, all the love that's in your heart, to deny him nothing, only to have him spit in your face.
Philip: Dad, come on.
Victor: Don't try to placate me, damn it!
Philip: I didn't mean that you are a fool. What I meant was... was...
Victor: Go on.
Philip: I mean, it's -- it's just -- it's the way it looks, Dad. Even the kids at school are talking about it.
Victor: Why? What do they know about this?
Philip: Well, you know, Dad, you're a very high-profile person, probably one of the richest men in Salem -- maybe in the country. It was only a matter of time before people found out that Nicole was living here. And if you think that they don't gossip about it, you're fooling yourself.
Victor: And you've heard this gossip, have you?
Philip: Well, no. I mean, not directly. My friends would never do that, and the other kids at school know better. But I can still hear them -- talking behind my back, laughing in the halls. You remember that story in the news about that old guy who married that blonde model with the big... The amazing body? She was in court fighting for his money, remember? And I'm sure people are like, "whoa, just like Philip's dad."
Victor: That old guy was old enough to be my father. He was in his 90's.
Philip: Yeah, but --
Victor: But what?! What, do you expect me to drop dead any minute? Is that what you're saying? I hate to depress you, Philip, but I got a good many years in front of me.
Philip: You're not depressing me, okay? I want you to live a long life. Look, I just -- I'm sorry, okay? I didn't mean to insult you. I know that you're not that old, and that you're still a really interesting guy, and... Hey, Dad, I mean it. I'm really sorry if I hurt your feelings.
Victor: Well, I'm sorry, too. I had no idea you were dealing with all this -- people were talking.
Philip: I guess it would be okay if everything else in my life was okay.
Victor: Still having problems with Chloe?
Victor: Why don't you just forget about her, son? She brought you nothing but misery. Isn't it time to move on?
Philip: Like you did? Just forgot about mom and moved on to Nicole without a second thought.
Victor: That's not what I'm talking about, Philip.
Philip: Yeah, I tried that with Cynthia, remember? The high school version of Nicole -- nothing but a whore.
Victor: That's it! Now you keep your mouth shut! And don't you dare ever speak about Nicole that way again. Do you understand me?
Marlena: Honey, I know how hard this is for you to understand. It's hard for all of us to understand. But that was not your daddy with Hope. They were two different people who were following the commands of an evil, twisted human being. They didn't know what they were doing.
Belle: No. No, this is not true. My alarm is going to go off, and you're going to yell at me for hitting the snooze button again.
John: I love you so much, sweetheart. I would rather die than to see you be hurt like --
Belle: Mom! How can you stand it? How can you stand knowing that dad --
Marlena: Honey, honey, honey... daddy and I are trying really hard to work through this, but right now we're very concerned about how you're going to handle it.
Belle: I don't know. I don't know what to do. I don't know what to think. I don't know what to believe.
John: You just believe that I love you -- all of you. That hasn't changed and it never will change. Now, sweetheart, your mother -- your mother is the most important person in my life. She is not only my wife, she is my best friend. And the man that is standing in front of you -- your father -- would never willingly betray her. I didn't want this to happen. This is just some twisted trick that has just been pulled on us -- on all of us -- by a man who wants nothing more than to destroy us, and we can't let that happen, honey.
Brady: Belle, listen to me. I know this is very hard on you, but you have to believe that dad is the innocent one here, okay? I mean, you've got to give your mom a lot of credit for standing by him during all this, for not once turning her back on him. Everything is going to be okay. I promise.
Belle: No, it's not.
Belle: It's never going to be okay again, Brady.
Barb: Look, um, I can't begin to understand how hard this is for you, but on a positive note, if J.T. is Glen and Marlo's kid, there's a good chance Abe and Lexie have your child.
Hope: No! J.T. is my child. Don't you understand? I have loved and nurtured him for almost two years. Bo and I have seen him through one medical crisis after another. It was our love that willed him back to life, you know, when the doctors said he was gone. That child that's upstairs, that is my child.
Glen: I know that's what you want to believe, but --
Hope: No, it's not what I want to believe! It is what is true! So why don't you just go away?
Glen: Because my son has a right to know that his father didn't abandon him. Look, I don't know how this is going to play out or what I'm going to do. I can't think that far ahead. Right now I just want the truth to come out. Then I'd like to spend a little time with my son.
Bo: Whoa, whoa. Hold it right there. You're getting a little ahead of yourself, pal. Nobody said anything about you spending time with anybody. All we're trying to do here is find out if you're J.T.'s father. And if that's the case -- and that is a big if -- you got a lot of legal channels to go through before you can even think about manhandling our son.
Barb: Now wait a minute. My husband would never manhandle anyone, let alone a child. He's a kind and decent man. He doesn't do drugs. He's hardworking, honest. He's only trying to do right by his son. That is the only reason we're here.
Glen: No. There's another reason. I also came here today to thank the both of you. I mean, I know what wonderful parents you are. I can see that. You worked so hard to undo all the damage that Marlo did to our little boy. I really believe that my son is alive today because of the two of you, and I'm not going to forget that...ever.
Nicole: Why can't you talk about your mother without thinking you have to defend her?
Austin: That's it. I'm out of here.
Nicole: Answer the question.
Austin: Victor doesn't want us meeting here. That's what you just told me.
Nicole: You're a big boy, Austin. Okay, you should be able to see people for who they are, even if they are related to you.
Austin: You're just not going to let it go, are you?
Nicole: Look at me, Austin. Do I go around pretending that my mom is charming and adorable, and that my father was this lovely guy underneath it all with a heart of gold?
Austin: Look, you're my boss at Titan. Therefore, I will defer to you in all matters related to work. But I'm not going to stand here and agree with you or even listen to your opinions concerning my family and my friends.
Nicole: It is not an opinion. It is a fact. Your mother is trying to do me in somehow.
Austin: You're just not going to stop, will you?
Nicole: Austin, whether you want to hear it or not, your mother is up to something. And I have to figure out what it is before it's too late.
Philip: Hey, hey, look, Dad, I said I was sorry.
Victor: You think that's enough? Sorry?
Philip: All I meant was -- was that --
Victor: What? You meant to call Nicole a lovely person, but, oops, you called her a whore instead?
Victor: Don't insult me any further by pretending it was a slip of the tongue.
Philip: I just -- I -- well, I --
Victor: Nicole is a highly productive, highly respected member of the staff at Titan, and she happens to be a very good friend of mine. Do you understand me?
Philip: Yes, yes, I do, totally, and I promise that I'll never say anything like that again. It's just that... Why can't she get her own apartment? Can't you work with Nicole at Titan and then do whatever else you do with her someplace else?
Victor: I am a grown man, Philip. Whom I choose to spend my time with and where is my business.
Philip: Oh, and the hell with how your son feels, right?
Victor: That's not what I said.
Philip: Well, you might as well have.
Victor: Philip, I told you this before and I'm going to tell you again for the last time. If you think that Nicole is going to move out of here so your mother can move in, that's not going to happen. Kate and I are not going to remarry. We are not going to live together. It is not going to happen. Do I make myself abundantly clear?
Philip: Yes, you do. Perfectly. It's perfectly clear to me that you don't love me enough to care about what I need!
Victor: Oh, now here comes the guilt trip.
Philip: Maybe you should feel guilty, Dad, for keeping me from my mother, who, whether you like it or not, I happen to like having around! And at the risk of sounding immature or whatever, I need to have her around. But obviously when it comes to a choice between me and Nicole, you pick her. She's more important to you than I am! So, fine! Maybe I'm the one who should move out.
Victor: Nicole, are you still here?!
Nicole: Look, just go back to the office, and I'll meet you there later.
Austin: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Austin: Hey, Philip, what's going on, man? You all right?
Philip: Yeah, I'm all right. My dad's got his blonde bimbo, and you've got yours, and they both keep screwing with my mom's life!
Austin: Whoa, wait a minute, man! Philip!
Victor: Have a seat, Nicole. We need to talk.
Nicole: It's all right. I'll stand. What's this about?
Victor: Your living arrangements. You need to make new ones.
Marlena: Belle, we'll get through this, I promise you. It will take patience and compassion. We must keep on talking to each other and to Bo and Hope, and we'll get through this.
Belle: Shawn -- does Shawn know?
Marlena: Well, if you spoke to him this morning and he was at school, I have to assume not. But I don't think you should tell him. I think his parents should tell him.
Brady: Belle, I think you really should know that... Chloe knows.
Belle: You told her?
Brady: No, I didn't tell her. She was at the party, and she overheard. But I made her promise that she wouldn't say anything.
Belle: I have to go to school.
Marlena: Honey, please don't go yet.
Belle: No, I-I'm going to be late.
Marlena: Belle, I'll write you a note. There's more to talk about.
Belle: No, Mom, I can't talk about this anymore, at least not right now. I have to get out of here.
Marlena: Honey, please don't go.
Belle: I believe that if you really love someone, you will never want to be with anyone else, no matter what.
John: I didn't. I didn't do this. It's another person inside of me, sweetheart.
Belle: Your love for mom should have been more powerful than any mind control. And someway, somehow, that should have stopped you.
Belle: Don't worry, I won't mention anything to Shawn.
Hope: But if what you say is true, I believe J.T. is alive and thriving today because of the love of his family. So I strongly suggest that you stop assuming that the child upstairs is yours.
Glen: Look, I'm prepared to do whatever I have to, to get you the proof that you need. My son has to know that I tracked him down and wanted him, no matter how this turns out.
Barb: You know, we, um, we should get going. Thank you both for your time.
Bo: Hope... They obviously don't want trouble, and if I was in Glen's shoes --
Hope: Don't, don't, don't! Don't say it! Don't say you'd do the same thing or that you understand or that he's only trying to get to the truth. All I want to hear is that you are going to protect our son. Say it. Please, promise me. Say it. For God's sake, just say it, Bo! Say it!
Bo: Shh, shh, shh.
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