Days Transcript Friday 8/22/03


Days of Our Lives Transcript Friday 8/22/03--Canada; 8/25/03--USA

By Eric
Proofread by Bernadette

Roman: You know, I'm going to put a smile on that face if it's the last thing I do.

Kate: I'm just trying to be realistic.

Roman: No, you're not. You're predicting doomsday scenarios. You're not living in the moment, enjoying what we have.

Kate: Roman --

Roman: Kate, I don't want to hear it. I'm not going to let your son Lucas or my daughter Sami or anybody else come between us.

Kate: [ Thinking ] I wish it were that simple, Roman, but there's so much you don't know.


John: Marlena, you know, I agree with you that our number one priority is to keep Sami away from Tony. But, you know, the last time I checked, Basic Black specialized in fashion and publishing, not babysitting.

Marlena: I'm not talking about babysitting Sami. I'm talking about giving her a second chance, a fresh start. An entry-level position would be just fine. And maybe you'll get lucky. Maybe she'll prove herself to be a valuable employee. What do you say, boss man? Will you give her a shot? Give her a job, please.


Tony: They're almost as lovely as you are.

Sami: Tony, I wanted to stop by and welcome you home.

Tony: And that's why you stopped by?

Sami: Of course. You were in the hospital for so long, and now look at you -- all dressed up and dapper, up and about.

Tony: Nice of you to care.

Sami: Of course. I'm not interrupting something, am I?

Tony: No, no, not at all. I was just going over a few contracts.

Sami: Well, it is a bit late for a visit.

Tony: As a master of fact, I was thinking about you, Sami.

Sami: You were?

Tony: Yes, yours was the first face I saw when I came out of that coma. It's nice that you're here. So, is there something that I can do to help you?

Sami: As a matter of fact, there is.


Brady: Nicole, Nicole.

Nicole: Brady, leave me alone.

Brady: Not until you tell me what's going on. Where are you going?

Man: Excuse me. I'm looking for a Miss Nicole Walker.

Nicole: Th-that's me.

Brady: Hang on a second. Who are you, and what do you want?

Nicole: Brady, it's all right. I was expecting him. Thanks.

Man: If you'll just sign here, ma'am.

Nicole: Yeah. Thanks. Um, Brady, I, uh, I don't have my wallet. Could you take care of the tip?

Brady: Yeah. Here. What was that all about?

Nicole: I don't have a red cent. Pretty ironic, huh? But you can take it out of my paycheck.

Brady: That's not what I meant, and you know it.

Nicole: Excuse me?

Brady: What's in the envelope, Nicole?

Hope: Hey, Brady. Why dot t we... both bring Zack over to your parents tomorrow morning? I mean, as much as I hate the idea, I know it's the right thing to do. Bo?

Hope: Brady? Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. On saturdays morning edition, we're off to old strathcona for the final weekend of the fringe - join us starting at 8

Hope: Aah!

Bo: Easy, easy.

Hope: You scared me half to death!

Bo: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Hope: I was talking to you one minute, the next minute you were gone.

Bo: I just decided to double-check the locks. It's okay.

Hope: You're lucky I didn't grab your gun!

Bo: Everything is fine. Look, it's an old house. It creaks a little bit. Not to worry. It's okay.

Hope: Something's wrong. You're never this... this calm unless you're really scared, Brady.


Tony: So, how can I help? What is it you need?

Sami: Well, you know that I've been very upset since I lost my job.

Tony: Yes. Please. But it wasn't the right job for you in the first place.

Sami: I really appreciated your offer to advise me about the job market and stuff.

Tony: Hmm. So, what kind of job is it you're interested in?

Sami: Fashion. I think I'd be good at it.

Tony: Oh, dear. That's not a profession which I'm involved.

Sami: I thought that I could work at Basic Black.

Tony: And you've come to for help? I don't understand.

Sami: Well, I did talk to my mom, and she said that she would speak to John about it, but he and I do not have the best relationship. I have tried to make inroads with him over the years, but it's impossible. I just can't set aside my true feelings for him.

Tony: Which are?

Sami: I hate him. He is a snake in the grass.

Tony: Surely not.

Sami: My family was just fine until he showed up. We were a happy family, and then he slithered in and wrapped himself around my mother like some big fat boa constrictor.

Tony: Ha ha ha ha!

Sami: Why is that so funny?

Tony: Oh, I'm sorry. Um... oh, you poor dear. I imagine you've always dreamed you would see your family come together.

Sami: Well, of course I have.

Tony: If you hate John Black so much, why would you go to work at Basic Black? I could certainly give you a loan, write you a check.

Sami: I couldn't do that.

Tony: Listen, no one needs to know.

Sami: Thank you for the offer, but I do need to have a job. I want to set a good example for my son, and of course I have to make sure the courts know that I am a fit mother. The problem is, I just don't know what I'd be good .. my favorite thing to do is pick out clothes.

Tony: Well, I must say, you look absolutely smashing tonight.

Sami: Well, thank you. It has been a pretty sucky day.

Tony: Well, let me see what I can do about persuading John. Maybe I can get him to listen. Certainly, stranger things have happened.

Sami: You would? You'd do that?

Tony: Yes. But you do understand, that if you did go to work at Basic Black, you probably would have to report to Kate Roberts.


Kate: Ha ha ha ha!

Roman: All right, there's that smile.

Kate: Don't drop me.

Roman: No way would I ever drop you, lady.

Kate: Stefano, please... all right, all right, I'll do it, Stefano. I will do it. I will do anything you want.

Roman: Kate, what's wrong? Come on, talk to me. What's going on here? Tell me what's wrong.

Kate: I'm sorry. I can't do this. Excuse me.

Marlena: Sure, Kate.

John: Sweetheart. You're the love of my life, and I would do anything for you.

Marlena: Except hire Sami.

John: I hate to say this...

Marlena: She's an unreliable employee. You know, I know that.

John: Marlena, she was fired from Salem University hospital for altering a paternity test. That's more than just "unreliable."

Marlena: I voted against her, remember?

John: And as a member of the board, you absolutely did the right thing. Now, I feel for Sami. I really do. And she and Will -- they're welcome in my house -- our house -- at our table anytime. I just don't want to impose her upon my company.

Marlena: I've never asked you for anything like this before. Please give her a job, John.


Brady: So, what's in the envelope, Nicole?

Nicole: If I wanted you to know, I would show you.

Brady: Come on, Nicole, let's go.

Nicole: No, you come on. I thought you respected my privacy, unlike my husband.

Brady: All right, fine. You're right. It's just that you're acting really weird, okay? One minute you're as giddy as a schoolgirl on the swing, and now you're --

Nicole: I love the swing. I really do. Thank you for everything, Brady.

Victor: What's that?

Nicole: What's what?

Victor: In your hand. Show me.


Bo: Nothing is wrong. Just being practical, double-checking the locks.

Hope: Come on, Brady, admit it. You're just as worried as I am.

Bo: I don't put any stock in flickering candles and bad omens, if that's what you're trying to say. Something goes bump in the night, I gotta check it out.

Hope: You and I both know our attacker is still out there.

Bo: Yes, he is. But we're not going to let him play on our fears. Now, whether it was Dimera or one of his henchmen that attacked us, I am going to take care of it. I'm going to do whatever it takes to protect you and our family.

Hope: I love you, Brady.

Bo: Yeah, I love you, too. Now let's go upstairs and kiss our son and see if we cannot wake him up this time.

Hope: Okay. Don't scare me.

Bo: I'm not scaring you.


Man: Do you have a ticket, ma'am?

Kate: Oh, yes, I do. Just -- here you go.

Roman: No. No, the lady's not going anywhere. Kate, we need to talk

Kate: There's nothing to say.

Roman: Look, you can fight with me, you can insult my taste, you can tell me off -- whatever. The one thing I will not let you do is run away.

Kate: Roman, I am never going to make you happy.

Roman: Kate, you already make me happy. We love each other, don't you understand that? We focus on that and forget everything else, we'll be just fine.

Kate: Forget everything else? What, like Lucas and Sami?


Marlena: Look, if Sami goofs up, then you fire her, but at least give her a chance.

John: I don't want to talk about this anymore.

Marlena: John, you're her stepfather. You were there for her when Roman and I could not be. You raised her.

John: Yeah, well, you know what? That was a different time. I mean, she is not the same little girl that I used to tuck into bed and read bedtime stories to.

Marlena: No, she's changed. We've all changed. It doesn't mean we've got to change the way feel about each other.

John: Well, she has. She hates me.

Marlena: Don't say that.

John: Oh, stop, come on, come on. She still blames me for breaking up your marriage to Roman. You know it.

Marlena: No, she used that as an excuse to stop growing up herself.

John: Perhaps. But the anger is real. And I feel it burning a hole through me every time she looks my way. All right? Okay.

Marlena: Yes, you're right.

John: Yep.

Marlena: She is very angry. I've got nobody to blame for that but myself.

John: Oh, now, don't -- don't even start that. Don't --


Nicole: It's nothing.

Victor: Well, then you won't mind handing it over.

Nicole: And if I do?

Victor: Have you forgotten our little agreement already, Nicole? You're to be a doting and obedient wife. Otherwise, the file exposing you as the killer of Colin Murphy could end up in the wrong hands.

Nicole: Shh.

Victor: Do I have to give you a time-out, hmm, lock you in your room? Hand over the envelope.

Brady: Oh, hi. Nicole. Those are the, uh, blue note receipts, aren't they? Yeah, I asked Nicole to look over those for me, make sure the bartender wasn't skimming off the top, you know.

Nicole: I haven't really finished.

Victor: Well, then, you'd better get to work.


Victor: Let's have a nightcap, Brady.

Brady: Granddad, I don't get it.

Victor: What don't you get, Brady?

Brady: Why do you lock Nicole in her room? What the hell is that all about?


Sami: Kate will most certainly be a problem. Not only is she a bitch and a half, she's also with my dad.

Tony: She also happens to be one of your mother's best friends.

Sami: Which is probably why my mom suggested that I get a job at Basic Black. She really thinks she can keep me under her thumb that way.

Tony: You know, I don't want to cause any problems between you and Marlena. Unless, of course...

Sami: What?

Tony: No, no, no. Never mind.

Sami: Say it.

Tony: Ha ha ha ha. Sit. Unless, of course, if we're looking at the bigger picture -- for you, I mean -- I always thought if you used your brain rather than running with your impulses, you have the ability to become a force to be reckoned with.

Sami: Well, I like the sound of that.

Tony: And now you have a chance.

Sami: Of course if John has his way, I won't get the job. He's probably paranoid that I'll use it to destroy his relationship with my mother.

Tony: That's understandable. I mean, just now you said to me your dream is to have your parents reunite.

Sami: Well, of course. Call me childish or just sentimental, but I think if my parents got back together, everything would feel right again. If I can pull some strings and convince my parents to remarry, everything else would just fall into place.

Tony: Hmm. Do you have a plan?

Sami: Well, even if I do manage to break up my mom and John, I'm going to have to figure out how to break up Kate and my dad, too. But I have never understood what he sees in that slut. I mean, she is the --

Tony: What? What?

Sami: I am going to be a fabulous new member of the basically boring Black family. I just need to get that job.

Tony: And that job you'll have.

Sami: If you'll get it for me. Tony, will you talk to John about hiring me, please?

Tony: Ha ha. Most definitely.


Kate: Sami and I push each other's buttons. We have a long history, and it's all bad.

Roman: That's the operative word right there. History -- as in the past.

Kate: The past isn't so very long ago.

Roman: That's where you're wrong.

Kate: Oh, Roman, I wish I were.

Roman: Kate, right here, right now. You and me -- this night. What do you feel?

Kate: Don't ask.

Roman: Well, I feel the heat between us, and I smell the jasmine in your perfume, and right now I'm touching the fabric in your dress and wanting to just rip it off. And I'm starting to fantasize about the future, like an hour from now... you in my bed.

Kate: It's not going to happen.

Roman: Yeah, well, argue with this.


Victor: I appreciate your concern, Brady, but as I told you before, it's unwarranted.

Brady: You can't lock Nicole up, granddad. There's a law against that sort of thing.

Victor: My wife has led a very harem-scarem existence. She needs boundaries and lots of structure in order to feel secure.

Brady: Uh, with all due respect, granddad, hanging out with Nicole has made me realize something. She is a wild bird, a free spirit, so to speak. She needs outdoors, wide-open spaces --

Victor: That's why my little sparrow of a wife needs to have her wings clipped.


Bo: Sleeping like a log very peacefully.

Hope: I can't help but envy him -- not a care in the world.

Bo: Yeah. I'm going to make sure it stays that way -- for him and you.

[ Crash ]

Hope: What was that?

Bo: I don't know. You stay up here with Zack. I'm going to check this out.

Hope: Be careful, Brady.


Brady: Granddad, let me ask you something. When Nicole was your number two at Titan, you trusted her. She came through for you time and time again.

Victor: Your point?

Brady: Why did it all change? Why do you want to clip her wings? You two were so in love, and then after the wedding, it was never the same. Why is that?


(Victor’s flashback)

Nicole: Give me that!

Victor: Ha ha ha. Did you really think that was the only copy, Nicole? I have got tons of dirt on you. I mean, I got the original of all these documents, plus I have the videotape of you and Colin making love. It's all down in the safe.


Victor: Our priorities changed, that's all. Maybe that's difficult for someone of your generation to understand.

Brady: No, it's not that I don't understand it, I don't buy it. You two are miserable with each other.

Victor: If my blushing bride were all that miserable, why doesn't she just leave?


Nicole: Okay. Plan number two. Nicole has left the building.


Marlena: You know, John, you really are a hypocrite.

John: Ha. A hypocrite? How's that?

Marlena: When Brady came back to Salem, he was a lot like Sami.

John: Mm. No way. No way.

Marlena: Yeah, he was. He was deeply troubled at that point.

John: No, he was dealing with some problems. He, um, was dealing with some old resentments over losing his mother, and unfortunately, he blamed you. That was what that was about.

Marlena: How did you deal with that?

John: I gave him a job at Basic Black.

Marlena: Oh, that was good for him. That taught him responsibility, he was able to mature.

John: Listen, he was open to the challenge, and he had motivation.

Marlena: I'd say Sami's pretty motivated. Her son. She's got to put food on the table to feed Will.

John: Yeah, I really don't think you and I are going to let them starve.

Marlena: What about her self-respect? What about her custody status?

John: Well, you know, she should have thought about that before she committed a criminal act against Lexie and Abe, shouldn't she?

Marlena: Oh, John, please.

John: No. Now, what part of that don't you understand?


[ Footsteps ]

Bo: Hope?

Hope: Bo!

Bo: Oh! A shutter was loose.

Hope: You're kidding.

Bo: No. It was flapping in the breeze, hitting up against the house.

Hope: Talk about overreacting, huh?

Bo: Yeah. Put this away. I don't want the tiny man getting to it.

Hope: Oh, Brady. God, your heart is beating so fast.

Bo: At the hospital, I almost lost you. I'm sorry.

Hope: For what?

Bo: Well, for not protecting you. For letting my guard down at the fashion show.

Hope: You have nothing to apologize for.

Bo: I can't let anything like that happen again, not for a second. We could both wind up dead.


Brady: Oh, Henderson. You haven't seen Nicole around, have you?

Henderson: No, sir.

Brady: Well, I thought she was in her room, but when I knocked, there was no answer.

Henderson: If I run into her, is there anything you would like me to convey?

Brady: No, not really. I'm just worried about her, that's all.

Henderson: You seem very concerned about Mrs. Kiriakis' welfare these days.


Victor: What is it?

Nico: [ Whispers ]


Nicole: Excuse me. When do we take off?

Woman: As soon as they finish loading the baggage, ma'am.

Nicole: Thanks. The sooner, the better.


Roman: Well, Maggie, we're on our way out. Uh, how much do I owe you?

Maggie: Uh, Roman, Kate, listen, before you go, could you perform a little peacekeeping mission?

Roman: What are you talking about?

Maggie: I mean, it's such a lovely evening to have it go up in smoke. Couldn't you do something?

Kate: Well, I could ask John to dance.

Maggie: Thanks.


John: You know --

Kate: Could you take me -- could I take him for a second? Could you give me just a quick spin around the dance floor?

John: What a great idea.

Roman: Well, um, at the risk of butting in where I probably shouldn't, is there a problem?


Marlena: Uh, I asked John if he would give Sami a job at Basic Black, and he's refused.


John: That's a nice save.

Kate: Mm. So, you want to tell me about it?

John: Nah.

Kate: Look, I'll be glad to help if I can.

John: Well, there is this... person Marlena wants me to hire on at Basic Black, and... I think it's a terrible idea.


Marlena: I think it's perfect for Sami. She's always enjoyed fashion, and this could be a real career for her.

Roman: Doc, look, I love our daughter very much, but hurricanes could be named after her. She causes major chaos wherever she goes.


Kate: So this person that Marlena wants you to hire --

John: Oh, by the way, I said no, so...

Kate: Well, I'm very familiar with a lot of people in the fashion and the publishing worlds. Is it someone that I know?


Tony: It may take a little finagling on my part, but I think I'm confident enough that I can help you land a job at Basic Black.

Sami: Really, Tony? That is so amazing. Thank you for coming to my rescue again. I don't know how to thank you.

Tony: Ah, it's my pleasure. I live to make you happy. Ha ha.

Sami: Ahem. Well, look at the time. I have to go. You need to rest, recover from your injuries. I'll see you soon.

Tony: Yes, yes. [ Chuckles ] Ah, well...


Bart: Boss, anything I can get you before I turn in?

Tony: Thanks, but I think I have everything I need tonight.

Bart: Sir, I couldn't help overhearing.

Tony: That's -- that's a surprise, yeah.

Bart: John Black has accused you of attempted murder. Now, how are you going convince him to give Sami Brady a job?

Tony: I'm not.


Bo: I don't mean to scare you.

Hope: It's okay. Hey, we have to face the facts and admit what we're dealing with.

Bo: The fact is, someone's trying to kill us, and the only way to stop them is to catch them.

Hope: Brady, what I went through with Larry Welch -- him stalking me all those months -- I can't go through that again. I won't.

Bo: You don't have to. I'm gonna protect you and our family at all costs. So, the decision is definite.

Hope: What?

Bo: Well, like I said, we're putting the bounty hunting business on hold as of now.

Bo: We spent a lot of money getting things started -- buying a new SUV and everything. We're probably in the hole.

Hope: Hey, wait a minute.

Bo: Hmm?

Hope: I have some good news, Brady.

Bo: What?

Hope: I called and checked on my stock portfolio. Things are starting to look up.

Bo: Well, that's just great, but we're not touching that money. It's for the boys.

Hope: Yeah. You mentioned something earlier about taking a job as a security guard.

Bo: Yeah, a buddy of mine retired from the force. He's a detective -- or was a detective. He, um, opened his new agency. Always looking for people to work at night. That would give me my days free to track down our assailant, and I'd be here in Salem with you and the boys.

Hope: As long as we have each other, we will make ends meet one way or the other, Brady.

Bo: Yes, we will. Keeping our family together -- that's all that matters.


Brady: Henderson, of course I'm concerned about Nicole's welfare. She's my grandfather's wife. I just want her to be happy.

Henderson: Whatever you say, sir. I didn't mean to imply anything --

Brady: Good night, Henderson. Oh, where's the fire?

Victor: You stay out of it.

Brady: Nicole.


Woman: Are you afraid of flying?

Nicole: No. No, I'm just, uh...

[ Thump ]

Nicole: What was that?

Woman: It's okay. They just closed the baggage door.

Woman on P.A.: Ladies and gentlemen, we're next in line for takeoff. Flight attendants, prepare for departure.

Nicole: Yes! I made it.


John: Do you really want to know? I'll tell you.

Kate: You know something? I don't want to know. Don't tell me. Whoever Marlena wants you to hire, that's your business, and I'm going to stay out of it.

John: Probably just as well.

Kate: You look miserable.

John: You think? It's not easy for me to say no to doc.

Kate: You know something? If this is going to be such a stumbling block in your relationship, why don't you just let me help? There's no job right now, but I could talk to human resources, and maybe they could create a position.

John: Ha ha ha ha ha. You could live to regret that one.

Kate: You know something? If there's one thing I learned in my marriage to Victor, it's that you should never, ever let work come between you and the person you love.


Roman: All right, doc. Let's say Sami does go to work for John, and true to form, she makes one bad decision after another. Do you really want that kind of stress between your husband and you?

Marlena: She wouldn't be working that closely with John. And he's only there part-time, anyway.

Roman: Yeah, but Kate is there full-time, and given her relationship with Sami, that could blow up real fast. Look, I -- I'm just saying I think it's a bad idea to force our daughter on John and Kate.

Marlena: Maybe you're right.

Roman: I believe I am.

Marlena: Maybe Sami will have to work this out all by herself.


John: I don't know, Kate. I appreciate the offer, but...

Kate: Hey, you're not going to have to work with them. I'll teach them the ropes. I'll make sure they fit in.

John: That could prove to be pretty difficult.

Kate: Oh, believe me, I can whip anyone into shape.

John: That's a fact.

Kate: Why don't you just let me do this for you and Marlena?

John: God knows it would make her happy. And it would get me out of hot water.

Kate: Then I insist. [ Thinking ] How difficult can this person be?


Sami: [ Humming ]

Sami: [ Clears throat ]

Sami: [ Humming ]


Brady: Nicole, you in there?

Brady: Looks like Granddad’s little sparrow has flown away after all.


Nicole: Why aren't we moving?

Woman: I don't know.

Victor: Why don't you ask me? Did you really think you could escape me, Nicole?


Hope: Okay, so what's the game plan? How are we going to track down the person who tried to kill us, Brady?

Bo: Well, for starters, we're gonna keep a low profile. While I hit the streets -- ouch -- you are going to keep an eye on Zack.

Hope: Excuse me?


Bart: Boss, if you're not the one to get Sami Brady hired at Basic Black, well, then who is?

Tony: It's a game. If Sami gets the job, she'll feel beholden to me. If she doesn't, she'll be upset with John, and she'll come running back to me. Although I don't think that will happen. I can't see my brother John not granting his precious Marlena her wish. And either way, it's a win-win situation.

Bart: Swingin'.

Tony: All right, swinging. But Sami Brady is as good as mine.


Sami: Much better.


Roman: Well, all right. Do you think I could steal my date back now?

John: No problem. Thanks again for the save. Hmm hmm.


Marlena: Hmm. Did you have a nice visit with Kate?

John: Yeah, I did. And I have some news for you.

Marlena: You too? Okay. What's yours? You go first.

John: You win. Sami's got a job at Basic Black.

Marlena: Oh, John! Thanks, than..


(On the next Days of Our Lives)

Kate: What? The person you hired is Sami?

Sami: How sad for poor John and Kate. Haven't they learned anything? If they play with fire, they're going to get burned.

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