Days of Our Lives Transcript Wednesday 4/3/02
Marlena: What time is it now?
John: Oh, wow! It's five minutes later than the last time you asked me. Ha ha ha. Come on, don't worry, sweetheart.
Marlena: All of Caroline's words about bad luck and omens have got me jittery. I'm not going to be comfortable until the priest says, "you may kiss the bride."
Roman: Me neither.
John: You know, with all the crises that Sami and Austin have gone through, I think the odds are against anything else happening.
Marlena: Boy, I hope you're right.
John: Yeah, me too. Listen, now why don't you just kind of chill out here, and I'm going to go calm the troops, all right?
Roman: Come on, there's no real reason to worry. I know that.
Marlena: All the same, no matter how good the odds are...
Roman: It's always possible to beat 'em.
Jennifer: What's so interesting back there?
Brandon: Um, I'm looking for Nicole. My sister's done a lot of dumb things in her life.
Jennifer: Why? What do you mean?
Brandon: I'm worried she's about to top herself, only this time there will be no getting over it.
Nicole: I need this immediately.
Man: Very good, Miss Walker.
Nicole: You had your chance, Austin. I'm moving on.
Lucas: I've got to get back in the bride's room to get that tape.
Kate: Oh, damn it, Lucas, I've been looking everywhere for you.
Lucas: Well, you found me. Now will you get lost, please?
Kate: Don't talk to me like that. What's wrong with you?
Lucas: Mom --
Kate: You should've stayed home. You're much too weak to be out of your wheelchair.
Lucas: I'm fine, really. Y-you don't know what I'm going through right now. Please.
Kate: Oh, really, do you think today's a picnic for me? I mean, my son is going to marry a vicious, poisonous snake, and believe me, once she gets her fangs into a man, they die a slow, torturous death.
Lucas: Well, she didn't kill me, and she's not going to take my son away from me if I can help it.
Kate: Austin isn't you. He's an easy mark because he insists on trusting Sami. If he marries her today, believe me, his life is over, because he's going to honor his wedding vows no matter what kind of hell she puts him through. Lucas, we have to stop the wedding. Nothing is more important than that.
Lucas: I know, mom. Don't worry, I got it covered, okay?
Kate: Really? Well, how?
Lucas: Sami the snake is going to finally get what she deserves when her wedding blows up in her face.
Kate: What do you know? Tell me.
Lucas: I can't now. There's no time. But just trust me, okay? And, Mom, for once -- for once, please just let me run the show, okay?
Philip: Hey, Mom. I got to say, I'm impressed. I did not think you would show up and support Austin.
Kate: There isn't anything I wouldn't do for my children.
Philip: You won't be sorry.
Kate: I'm betting on it.
John: Well, you get my vote. Prettiest girl in Las Vegas. And you're going to make some lucky guy the most beautiful bride someday. Oh, that was dumb, wasn't it? I'm sorry. I didn't mean to remind you of some things you're trying to forget. Forgive me?
Belle: Don't worry, Dad. Today is Sami's big day, and I'm happy for her. Really, I am. I mean, she found love, and that is such a huge thing.
John: Someday it'll be your turn.
Belle: I want to believe that, but it's hard.
John: Yeah. You know what I think? I think the reason we go to weddings is to remind ourselves that true love is alive and well. Take it from me.
Austin: I am walking out --
Sami: No, Austin!
Austin: Sami, you're not going to follow me, okay? You are going to have class for once in your life. You're going to stay here, you're going to cry, you're going to feel sorry for yourself -- alone. You will not make a scene. Do you hear me?
Sami: I can't wake up without you by my side tomorrow, Austin. I just can't.
Austin: Oh, Sami, you'll manage. Come on, you always do. Just think of what a relief it will be not to have to spend every waking hour trying to figure out how to put one over on me.
Sami: No, Austin! Just listen to my vows! I know them by heart.
Austin: Sami, you've already broken them. Now let go of my arm.
Sami: No, Austin, please! Please don't leave me! Please don't leave me. I'll die without you, Austin! Please!
Austin: Get up. Let go.
Sami: No, Austin. Just --
Austin: Get up.
Sami: I'm not letting you walk out on me!
Austin: I didn't put you on your knees! You put yourself there! Now get up!
Sami: Aah! Austin, you still want me. I know you do.
Austin: No. I can't believe I ever wanted you.
Sami: I would let you go. I would...But I can't. Not now. Not when I'm having your baby.
Man: You safety deposit box, Miss Walker.
Nicole: At least Victor's not afraid to show me how much he wants me.
Nicole: You blew it, Austin.
Philip: Hey, I saw you with your dad. Were you crying?
Belle: Everything kind of reminds me, you know? We need a wedding. Where is my sister?
Philip: Yeah, my brother, too. What is taking them so long?
Marlena: Kate. What are you doing here?
Kate: Well, Austin's my son. Why wouldn't I be here?
Roman: You lost a bet, Kate. You're not supposed to be here, so if you do anything to sabotage this wedding --
Marlena: You know what? Let's let it go.
Kate: If this wedding is meant to be, who am I to stand in the way, hmm?
Lucas: Damn it, Sami, what are you saying? I hope to God she doesn't find that tape recorder.
Sami: Austin, I guess I should have told you, but I, um, I wanted it to be a surprise. I-I wanted the baby to be my wedding gift to you. I had it all planned out. I was going to tell you on our wedding night. I was going to say, "Austin, is there anything bigger than our love?" And then you were going to say, "no," and then I was going to tell you that our dream of having a baby together was coming true. I wanted to tell you 100 different time. I wanted to see the look on your face, the joy that you would feel, knowing that I was carrying your baby -- our baby. Austin, I love you so much, and we can make this work, all of it, as long as we're together -- you, me, Will, and -- and his little brother or sister.
Austin: Let's go.
Sami: To the chapel? Austin, I'm not ready yet.
Austin: No, no, no, not the chapel. The pharmacy. We're going to get a pregnancy test.
Sami: Now? I --
Austin: Now. You're going to take it in front of me.
Sami: Austin, I was just --
Austin: What's it going to say, Sami -- pregnant or not? What's the damn test going to say? You don't tell a man he's going to be a father without looking him in the eye. Who are you? You know what it means to me to be a father. It's everything.
Sami: Austin, I didn't know what else to say. I just had --
Austin: How about the truth for a change?
Sami: The truth is I want to have your baby more than anything, and I know we've been using protection, but it's not foolproof. Everybody knows that.
Austin: Just shut up! But thank you. Seriously, thank you for lying to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The sucker that I am, a part of me was starting to feel sorry for you. And who knows? The right words, and I may have been a total fool and forgiven you. But this lie of yours just saved my life. This vicious lie of yours finally gives me the strength to walk out on you.
Sami: Don't you touch that door!
Austin: Give it up.
Sami: I never give up, Austin. When there's something I want, there is nothing that I won't do to get it. Sometimes it gets me into trouble, I know. But this time it's worth it. I'd lie again if I thought it would keep you in this room. And not for me so I can have this fairy tale wedding. And not even because I want to be your wife more than I want to take my next breath. You know what drives me, Austin, why I've lied and schemed for the last six years. Everything I do is for my son, and there is no way I'm going to stand aside and let you walk out of his life. I know you, Austin. I know if it was just me, you would walk out that door and never look back. But there's no way you'd walk out on Will.
Kate: There you are. I have been going crazy.
Lucas: Try not to be so obvious, please.
Kate: Lucas, you gave me the impression that this travesty of a wedding might not take place now tell me...
Lucas: Mom, do you hear a wedding march? No, okay, so just calm down before you ruin everything.
Kate: Lucas, please, don't keep me hanging like this.
Lucas: I came here to tell you that everything's going good, but I got to get back in there.
Kate: Back in where?
Lucas: The bride's room.
Kate: Do you know? Do you know what's going on between Austin and Sami?
John: Well, if you do, Lucas, you're the only one. So what's up?
Sami: Will needs you in his life, Austin. After everything that little boy has had to go through, I don't think he could handle losing you. In that way, he's just like his mom. When we love, it's for life.
Sami: I know you think I'm cruel for lying to you about being pregnant, but to me it didn't feel like a lie. I have daydreamed about saying those words to you for so long, daydreams that go back for years, to when I thought Will was yours. Because I felt it in the deepest part of me. Will had to be yours, because there's no other man in the whole world that I would want to be the father of my child. And then it turned out that he wasn't yours, and it almost killed me. Instead of the most wonderful man in the world, Will has Lucas for a father. And I know Will loves Lucas. I know it in my head. But in my heart, you are Will's real father. You are the man that God meant to be the father of my little boy. And somehow it just all went wrong. I spent years trying to make it right again so that Will could grow up with you and become like you -- noble and strong and wonderful. We need you. Will and I both need you. Please. Please don't leave us.
Austin: I will always love Will, and I will never forget the day he was born, and how that felt, knowing that I was a father. But I've had to let that go, because of Lucas, and to protect my own heart. But a part of me will always think of Will as my son.
Sami: He still can be. You don't have to let that go.
Austin: No, it's a lie.
Sami: You love Will. Love is never a lie.
Austin: It is with you. Was there ever a time when you weren't lying, hustling me, trying to get me to fulfill your dreams?
Sami: They're your dreams, too. You said so yourself.
Austin: You lied about every freakin' thing in my life. I mean, not just today. You lied about Carrie. You lied about Lucas hitting Will. You lied about my Mother, about Will. That was the worst. You think just because you wanted it to be true, that excuses the fact that you knew Will wasn't mine and didn't tell me for two years? Two years, man.
Sami: Austin, I didn't --
Austin: No more garbage about your dreams and what should have been. You're not the only one with dreams. It killed me to have to stand back and watch my brother have the right to call Will his son. But I did the right thing, the selfless thing, something that you cannot conceive of because you are a manipulating, troublemaking, backstabbing scheme-maker, and you're never going to change. Not for me, not for Will, not for anyone. And in all the years, I've never said these words out of respect, and God forgive me, because I didn't want it to be true, but you're a bitch.
Austin: And if your so-called heart is breaking right now and you want someone to blame, go look in that mirror. Take a good luck.
Sami: Austin... Austin!
Lucas: I don't have a clue what's going on with Austin and Sami. To tell you the truth, John, I don't care. The only reason why I'm here is to see my son. So if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go look for him.
Lucas: [Thinking] Whatever you're doing, Sami, hurry up and get out of the bride's room so I can get back in there and get my tape.
John: A little surprised to see you here. I mean, knowing how you feel about Sami.
Kate: Yeah, well, Sami's marrying my son, so I decided it was time to get with the program.
John: Not always easy to do.
Kate: No. Well, it's hardly easy for me, but Austin made his decision. I think I need to give him my full support.
Belle: You have the rings, don't you?
Philip: I forgot to tell you, they fell out of my pocket, and I can't find them.
Belle: You lost them?
Philip: Well, I didn't exactly lose them. I swallowed them.
Belle: Did not!
Philip: You're right. I didn't. They're right here in my pocket. My flower is still pinned on.
Belle: Your boutonniere.
Philip: Yeah. Yeah, that.
Belle: You know, you're starting to make me a little nervous.
Philip: No, I'm not. I'm making you laugh. It's good to see your smile again, Belle. Did I tell you you look beautiful today?
Belle: Thank you. You look very "GQ" yourself. Today is turning out to be a nice day. Weddings are great. You're so busy getting everything ready, you forget about your own problems. And then you hear the wedding march, and the bride walks down the aisle.
Philip: And if you're a girl, you cry.
Belle: Hey, what can I say? It's one of life's little greeting card moments.
Philip: Should I run out and buy you some tissues?
Belle: My Mom has plenty. You know what I mean, though, right? The happy couple's dreams are all coming true, and it's inspiring.
Philip: Yes, it is. Let's go.
Roman: Well, I just hope that Sami and Austin have as much happiness as we did, Doc. I mean, you got to admit it, it was great while it lasted.
Marlena: I've got wonderful memories. I'm afraid Sami's going to have some pretty traumatic memories of her last wedding day -- Sami being decked by her sister, literally as she was walking towards the altar.
Roman: Yeah, I guess after that, starting your wedding a little late's no big deal.
Marlena: You know what? The memory makes me feel easier about it. I mean, even Sami couldn't be unlucky enough to have two wedding days become nightmares, could she?
Austin's voice: You want someone to blame? Well, there's a mirror. Take a good look.
Sami: [Sobbing and screaming]
Caroline: Did you hear that?
Marlena: What was it?
Caroline: Sounded like a crash. ["Simply irresistible" playing loudly] How can it be permissible? She compromised my principles yeah, yeah
Sami: God! [Screaming] She's anything but typical she's a craze you'd endorse she's a powerful force you're obliged to conform when there's no other course [turns music down]
John: We're all going to laugh about this someday.
Marlena: [Loudly] Hope you're right about that.
Man: Excuse me.
Man: How long do you think this is going to take?
John: It won't be much longer, Father. Hey, here we go.
Kate: Austin --
Marlena: Oh, all right. Okay. Oh, my goodness.
Man: Take your place, young man, and the bride will join you here.
Austin: No, Father. Excuse me, everybody.
Man: Son, is it going to be another delay?
Austin: No, not a delay.
["The wedding march" playing]
Austin: The wedding's off.
Sami: [Sobbing] This is not over. This is so not over. ["The wedding march" stops]
Roman: Austin, you've been making these folks wait an awful long time, and I'm not just talking about today. This wedding's been long overdue, going on 10 years, and you walk in here just cool as can be, say it's not going to happen. So you tell me, what the hell is going on here? If you're not going to marry Sami, you better have a damn good reason why.
Austin: Believe me, I do.
Marlena: Whatever you have to say, we'd better hear it now.
Austin: The reason why I'm calling off the wedding --
Sami: Austin, don't! Austin, please don't say it! Please don't.
Shawn: What happened? What's the matter? What's going on?
Caroline: I can't explain. Please, just take Will out of here, dear. Just go.
Roman: What the hell did you do to her? Look at her. She's crying. Talk to me! What the hell is going on here?
Austin: You want to tell him, or do I?
Sami: I'll do it. I'll explain.
Sami: Wow. You all look so beautiful. And you're all so wonderful for... Coming all this way to be here with us. I'm really sorry for disappointing you. So very sorry. I guess everyone here feels as though I have owed them an apology at some time or other, and if you didn't get it, I'm sorry for that, too. I guess I'm not the best at owning up to my mistakes, huh, Mom? I, um... I've said some really mean things to people here, even today. On what was supposed to be the happiest day of my life, I managed to still be insensitive and, um, self-centered. And, Belle, I am so sorry. Really. I guess that's just how I am. I speak before I think -- that is, if I think at all. Oh, poor grandma. You spent so long trying to make me behave like a lady, and trying to get me to do the right thing. And I just never listened to you, because I was too busy doing my own thing, getting into trouble, yelling and crying and... going for the gold in stubbornness, huh? Making other people pay for my mistakes. Oh, Daddy, you -- you were trying so hard to understand... [Sobs] but I, um, know I have to do this alone. It sure does feel alone up here. Um, no one can make this better, make it go away. But, um, I guess it's just like when I was little and -- and my Mom left. Mom, I didn't say that to make you feel guilty. I'm sorry. I really didn't. I -- just that, um... It's hard for a little girl to grow up without her mommy. And, uh, I know that does not excuse all the terrible things that I have done to people, but it explains a lot, like why I feel so lost sometimes, and so scared. You know what the funny thing is? I used to actually be a good little girl. I wasn't always bad. I, um... I wanted my Mom to come back, and I thought that if I was extra good, she'd be like a star and see me from heaven, and maybe she'd come back. But of course that didn't work, because you couldn't. It wasn't your fault. But I didn't understand that. I, um... I just thought that maybe I wasn't good enough to be loved, and so I guess after a few years, I gave up hoping. But I never gave up on this, um, one fantasy that I had -- that my Mom would send somebody to me to take care of me. And I had this picture of him in my head that he would be strong and tall and handsome. Well, he had to be strong to defend me, of course. He was my special guardian, my hero. Grandma, do you remember how I used to tell you about him, and I made you swear never to tell anyone, in case that telling would make it not come true? But it did come true. On a day I will never forget. The day I met you.
Austin: Wow. You just don't quit.
Sami: I said I'd tell the truth, Austin. I know I've done bad things, but there was a reason.
Austin: Don't you dare say you did it because of me.
Sami: I did it because of me, because I need you.
Austin: That is such a crock.
Sami: Austin, you don't know what it's like to be me, to know that I'm not good enough on my own, that I'm not whole and I won't be happy, not without you. For once I'm not lying. This is more honest than I've ever been. Oh, Austin, I loved you before I even met you. And that's as true as all the bad things that everybody hates me for. I guess I'm still that little kid alone in my room, wishing and praying that someone would love me enough to stay. Austin, just please tell me you believe me. Please.
Austin: Yeah. I believe you. But I also believe Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich," and the actor that won the Oscar the year before that. You know what, Sami? You deserve one, too, for the story you just told.
Sami: Austin, I was telling the truth.
Austin: Look, daydreams and stories about how rough you had it growing up? Come on, give me a break. And I can think of people, including me, who had it just as bad, even worse, not going through life whining about it, making excuses why we're acting like a selfish brat. Now, all of our friends and our family are here, and they want to know why I'm calling off the wedding. Since you won't tell them, I will.
Austin: You know what? They have every right to know, and I have every right to tell them. These people love you, Sami, and they have looked the other way millions of times. They have forgiven you. They have stood by you. They have cut you every kind of slack, over and over and over again. But when they hear that you used your son as a weapon against Lucas, and you lied to keep him away from his father, and you lied to me -- lied to me -- about carrying my baby, my guess is they may not forgive you this time, which is exactly what you deserve for a lifetime of lying to us all.
Austin: I truly believed that Sami changed, and...
Austin: People were trying to warn me, trying to tell me that I was being taken in, but, you know, I wouldn't listen. But even I, you know, I finally had to hear the truth. I had to believe what I had been trying so hard and so long not to see. And now it's your turn to hear the truth about Sami Brady. I mean, you think you know who she is and what she's capable of. Ha. I'm telling you, you don't know the half of it. She...
Marlena: Austin. Everybody in this room would understand if you and Sami would like to finish this conversation in private. You could both go back to the bridal room.
Austin: Oh, I'm sorry, Marlena. You know, I've said everything I need to Sami. You know, if she has anything left to say to me, well, you know, tough. I'm done listening.
Roman: Austin. Austin! Listen to me. If you don't want to talk to my daughter in private, that's fine. You don't want to open up to all these people out here, I understand that. But if you really are calling off this wedding, then I think Marlena and I both deserve to know why. So you talk to me. Why are you refusing to marry Sami?
Lucas: Come on. How am I supposed to find anything in this wreck of a room? Oh, wait. What's this? This has got to be it. All right. If Austin hasn't turned Sami into toast yet, I know this tape will get the job done. Come on!
Lucas: Ah, come on, baby, come on. Daddy's little insurance policy. Yes! Damn it! What is that, her cell phone? I can't believe this. I was sure that was the tape recorder. Come on. All right, I'm so close to having it all. I can't give up yet. That tape recorder is in here somewhere. Just find it, Lucas, damn it, find it!
Marlena: Roman and I have been down some difficult roads with Sami, and we are able to handle whatever you want to tell us.
Austin: Yeah. Yeah, you're right. You two have put up with a lot from Sami, and you deserve to know why I'm not going to marry her. But she's going to have to be the one to tell you, because I'm done here. You know, I guess it is human nature to want to know where the bodies are buried, you know, but Marlena's right. What happened between me and Sami is, uh... well, private. And I know that some of you are going to be disappointed because you can't wait to throw stones, but as far as I'm concerned, none of us live in glass houses, so, well, just... think of it like that. But whatever any of you say or do to Sami from here on out, I don't want to know about it, I don't want to hear about it. I'm not marrying Sami today or any day, and I don't care if I ever hear the name Sami Brady again. So... that's all, folks.
Sami: [Sobbing] Austin! Austin, please, please, don't go! Austin, please! Oh, Austin, please don't leave me! Please don't go! Oh, Austin! Austin! Austin! Austin, please! Please, Austin! Please come back to me, please! Austin! Austin!