Days of Our Lives Transcript Tuesday 9/16/03--Canada; 9/17/03--USA
Jennifer: Jack deveraux. It was you, wasn't it? You're the reporter who got shot at tonight at the kiriakis mansion, aren't you?
Brady: Okay. Truth time. Neither one of you were in this room when I heard the shot, yet you told abe that you were. Why did you lie, and why do I get the feeling that you're keeping things from me?
Victor: You obviously misunderstood, brady. What I meant was that we were in the house, not that we were in this room.
Brady: That's not what you said.
Vicr:R: I'm not used to having my word questioned, brady.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Man: I got orders to search for clues in the colin murphy murder. And tonight's shooting investigation, also. Is that okay with you?
Brady: Well, you're going to have to speak to my grandfather victor kiriakis. He owns this house.
Victor: On whose orders?
Man: Commander carver.
Victor: Well, you go right ahead. We have nothing to hide. Do we, nicole?
Bo: So, what do you think about going back to the force?
Hope: For you or for me?
Bo: Both of us.
Hope: Well, I don't think abe would've asked if he didn't really need us.
Bo: Yeah. You got that right. I just hate giving up the bounty hunting business. We weren't at it long enough to make it work.
Hope: I know. But we sure had some great adventures, though, didn't we?
Bo: Yeah, we did.
Hope: But, honestly, brady, how can we turn abe down?
Bo: When he asked us to watch his back, it gave me the chills.
Hope: Me too. Come on, brady, I mean, do you really think he's in that much danger?
Bo: I do. I really do.
Lexie: Oh. Thank god you're home. Oh, abe.
Abe: I'm not that late, am I?
Lexie: Don't let me go. Don't ever let me go.
Abe: What's wrong?
Lexie: I overheard maggie horton telling jennifer about something that happened that night at alice'S.
Lexie: Is it true? Did you see tom horton's ghost, and did he --
Abe: He did, yeah. He called my name.
Lexie: Oh, no. Abe, why didn't you tell me? Why did you go through this by yourself?
Abe: Beususe I knew how you would react. With alice spooking everyone with that old wives' tale about the person whose name is called being doomed...
Lexie: What if it isn't just a superstition, abe? What if it's true?
[ Clock ticking ]
Celeste: Death. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. [ Clock ticking ]
Abe: Sweetheart, there is no such thing as "doomed." You know that. You know, you're just reacting to all the strange things that are going on.
Lexie: Abe, I can't help it. My mother's dream, alice hearing those children's voices... I mean, what is all that?
Abe: It's just a lady who's getting on in years and misses her husband. And your mother -- I mean, you know, she's pretty... well, eccentric.
Lexie: You saw tom's ghost. You heard his voice.
Abe: I thought I saw tom's ghost. You know there's no such thing as ghosts. I'm not immune to getting all freaked out by scary stories. I mean, there we were -- we were in tom's house, you know, where I'd been so many times when he was alive. And alice was talking about him, and I just got caught up in all that.
Lexie: Abe, I'm not superstitious, but something weird is definitely going on. I am scared. Every minute, every time you leave the house, I'm afraid I'll never see you again.
Abe: That's not going to happen.
Lexie: Okay, look, I want you to call the commissioner, tell him you're not going in again. Tell him that you're off the force as of to ight.
Abe: I can't do that.
Brady: Okay, well, uh, look around. And if you need anything else from me or my grandfather, just ask.
Brady: I guess abe carver's really serious about making that arrest real soon.
Victor: Brady, if you'll excuse us, my wife and I need to speak in private.
Victor: Did you do it?
Nicole: Did I do what?
Victor: Someone took a shot at jack deveraux tonight. Was it you? Were you behind it?
Nicole: Wow. You're really good -- accusing me of something that you obviously did.
Victor: If you even think of pointing the finger at me, you're gonna make things much worse for yourself.
Nicole: And why is that?
Victor: Jack deveraux wasn't thrilled with almost dying tonight. More fuel for his fire. He's not going to rest until he finds out who took a shot at him.
Nicole: That's not my problem.
Victor: Oh, yes, it is. When he gets close enough, I predict you're going to finally flip and admit that you murdered colin.
Nicole: Oh, and then all your problems will be over, huh? Happy sailing for victor kiriakis while his bimbo wife is behind bars. Don't get too happy, pops. I predict that you'll be wearing prison orange yourself. Because if I get nailed, I'll make damn sure that I don't go to jail alone. a bandage on your neck? You look like you've been hit by a truck. Were you the reporter who got shot at outside victor's house earlier tonight? And I want the truth.
Jack: Listen just for a minute.
Jennifer: No, you listen to me. Was it you, or wasn't it you?
Jack: Please, let's just keep it down. Abigail is sleeping, okay?
Jennifer: How would you know if abigail's sleeping? You were not even here tonight. You were off chasing your story, risking your life.
Jack: I was shot at tonight. I was not shot. There's a big distinction. I was not hurt.
Jennifer: What is wrong with your neck?
Jack: I just -- I took a dive for the pavement when I heard something, and I hurt my head -- while I was busy not getting shot. I repeat, not getting shot.
Jennifer: Are you okay?
Jack: Well, I'merere, I'm alive, I'm home. I think that's okay, yes.
Jennifer: Yeah, but things could have gone down differently if someone were a better shot, right, jack? Right?
Jack: Jennifer, trust me -- and I hope that you do trust me -- it's not like I was out there trying to get myself killed.
Jennifer: Really? Well, I think you were. You already almost got yourself arrested going through the dimeras' garbage, right?
Jack: Dumpster diving at the dimeras'!
Jennifer: You don't play around with these people, jack! Victor kiriakis and tony dimera -- they are ruthless. They don't care that you have a little girl who worships you. But is that what you're planning on? Are you planning on abby growing up without a father? Is that it, jack?
Jack: No. This is ridiculous. I'm just trying to make you two proud of me, that's all.
Jennifer: What, by getting yourself shot at? I didn't know I married a man with a death wish.
Jack: Jennifer, I am sorry. I don't know how else to say this. I never meant to put you through this. I hate seeing you like this.
Jennifer: Really? Well, so do I, and I am not going to do it anymore.
Jack: And what is that supposed to mean?
Jennifer: It means I am done living in fear.
Lexie: What do you mean you can't, abe? It's easy. You put your son first. Put me first, abe. To hell with the department. I don't give a damn about who killed colin murphy. All I care about is having my husband with me.
Abe: Lexie, somebody tried to kill bo and hope. Are you telling me you don't give a damn about that, either?
Lexie: Oh, god. Why does it have to be you?
Abe: It's my case. My friends were almost killed. Look, sweetheart, I know this is hard on you. It's hard on me, too. But I can't walk away. It's not who I am. I'm sorry. You married a hardheaded man. I'm gonna go up and check on our son, all right?
Lexie: Maybe I can't change your mind, abe, but I know someone who can.
[ Telephone rings ]
Roman: Captain brady here.
Lexie: Roman, it's lexie. I need your help. It's a matter of life and death. Abe'S.
Bo: So, are we all set? Do we need any more time to think about this?
Hope: This isn't how we usually do things, brady.
Bo: So, what, we're gonna make a list?
Hope: I already am. Pros?
Bo: Pros and con-- okay, I guess this has worked for us before.
Hope: Honestly, let me ask you -- how can we turn abe down? I mean, realistically, brady.
Bo: I don't know.
[ Cellular phone rings ]
Tommy: Hey, man.
Bo: Who is this?
Tommy: Infoanant dude, formerly of the, uh, funky red jacket. How's your gorgeous wife?
Bo: It's late, tommy. What's up?
Tommy: Word on the street is someone is looking to buy a gun.
Bo: Someone's always buying a gun.
Tommy: Yeah, yeah, every two seconds, or some crap like that, but listen -- this is a special gun. Like, no serial numbers, nontraceable. It's the kind of gun you could buy your kid at a toy store, only this one kills real good.
Bo: Do you know who the target is?
Tommy: Somedydy big. It's going to be front page news when it goes down. There's gonna be teddy bears and ribbons all over salem.
Bo: And you got no idea who the buyer is?
Tommy: All I know is that untraceable guns are a bitch to find, and they cost -- they cost like major cheese.
Bo: Yeah. And the buyer's planning to get away with murder.
Victor: Don't threaten me. I'm not the murderer.
Nicole: You're an accessory. And you know what? The law doesn't take kindly to men who hide their wives' crimes. You kn, they think a guy who knew -- and you knew it all. Hell, you hid the damn gun. The juries think guys like that are just as bad as the woman who pulled the trigger. And I'm making you a promise. Turn me in, and you're sending yourself to prison, too. And how do you think bo will feel about that? I mean, he knows you're not a sweet old man who ran a pub his whole life. And if it gets rubbed in his face that his birth father is just a low-down criminal --
Victor: Shut the hell up.
Victor: One word to anyone about my part in ts,s, and you'll wish that you had the electric chair.
Nicole: First, I will tell bo, and then I will spread the news to philip. Oh. And I can't forget brady. Your grandson would love to know the truth.
Brady: The truth about what? - ( Crying ) - hey, what is it?
Brady: What truth would I just love to know about?
Nicole: It's nothing, brady. Forget it.
Brady: It is not nothing. I heard the two of you arguing.
Victor: You hear entirely too much, brady. When I invited you to move into this house, I didn't expect you to be a live-in spy. Nice chatting with you, my dear. We'll continue this conversation later, when we're alone.
Brady: What the hell is up between you and my grandfather?
>>Nicole: I just told you -- nothing.
Nicole: Nothing I'm going to talk to you about, okay? Not yet, anyway. Hey, I need that.
Brady: What you need, nicole, is to be honest with yourself and me.
T tell me -- get over here -- what the hell is going on here?
Hope: What is it, brady?
Hope: Honey, don't give me that. What were you just thinking? What?
Bo: If abe is close to solving these cases he's working on, and -- and jack is about to nail that story, maybe they're the targets for whoever's buying that gun.
[ Doorbell rings ]
Lexie: Oh. Hey, roman, thanks for coming by so late.
Roman: All right, no problem. Lexie...
Roman: Your call sounded urgent.
Lexie: Yeah, it is. I want abe to retire from the force tonight.
Roman: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Stop right there. Abe's retiring?
Lexie: You mean he didn't tell you?
Roman: No, he didn'T.
Abe: What are you doing here?
Lexie: I asked him to come over to talk some sense into you. I can't believe you haven't told your best friend that you're leaving the force.
Roman: And I'm having a hard time believing this myself. What the hell is going on, abe?
Abe: I-I mentioned it to some people. It's just that -- it's rough. I was waiting till it got closer to the time to tell you. That'S...
Lexie: Well, time's up, abe. I want you off the force tonight.
Abe: I'm planning on getting a corporate security job so I can spend more time with lexie and theo, and now that lexie's going back to the hospital part-time, it just allows me to grab more quality time with my little boy.
Roman: I -- well, I -- I mean, those are all good reasons, there's no doubt about that. Uh... how soon is this plan supposed to take effect?
Theo: [ Crying ]
Lexie: I'll get it.
Abe: Uh, about this retirement, I mean, there's no need for you to worry about it right now. I've got to wrap up my case load, you know, and it'll take that long for the paperwork to get through.
Roman: Yeah, yeah, well, that's, uh... that's true. Can I say something here?
Roman: Look, I know your mind's made up, but, uh, speaking selfishly, my god, I -- I'm going to miss you, pard. I mean, I thought it would be captain brady and commander carver forever, at least until our teeth fell out.
Abe: Ha ha. Roman... thank you. A nice cushy office job for me.
Roman: Yeah. Wow. You know, um... lexie knew you'd be annoyed by her calling me over here, so she has to be pretty upset to do that, so I'm thinking here that, uh, you know, maybe -- maybe you ought to meet yourifife halfway, since for some reason -- which I sure as hell can't explain -- she loves you very much.
Abe: Ha ha. Well, I can't half-retire, can I?
Roman: No. No, you can't, but you can wear your vest out there, and I think, uh, lexie -- knowing you're bulletproof, I think she might take that as a compromise for now.
Abe: Well, I can do that. Thank you.
Roman: Anytime, buddy.
Abe: Now that you're here... I've been planning to ask you something -- a favor.
Roman: You name any favor you want.
Abe: Can you take over for me when I retire? I'd like you to be the new commander of the salem police department.
[ Clock ticking ]
Celeste: [ Gasps ] Why is this happening? Why?
Celeste: Mrs. Horton, it's -- it's so good to see you. I-I was beginning to wonder if I'd be the only person attending. You know, if -- if alexandra doesn't get here soon, she may miss her own son's christening. Ha ha ha.
Celeste: Yes, yes, yes.
Alice: No, darling. When the clock strikes 12:00, that's when the funeral begins. We will return for the second half of "days of our lives" in just a moment.
Bo: What's wrong?
Hope: Brady, what if --
Bo: What if what?
Hope: Nothing, never mind. I'm going to grab a box of cookies and some ice cream.
Bo: Ho-ho-hold on. You're not going anyplace. Talk to me. What's going on?
Hope: What if whs s ever buying this gun is really planning to kill us?
Jack: If I didn't know any better, I'd say that was a threat.
Jennifer: Well, you know what? If you're going to keep putting yourself into dangerous situations and keep getting yourself shot at while I'm home wondering where the heck you are or whether or not you're still alive, then we don't have much of a marriage. You are not a cop. You don't wear a badge. What are you doing undercover?
Jack: I'm chasing down a story. I'm doing my job.
Jennifer: That is not your job. Yo j job is to be my husband and to be abby's father and to keep yourself alive. That's your job.
Jack: I'm sorry. I'm sorry I did this to you. I had no idea I would make you this upset.
Jennifer: Oh, my gosh. You don't even know me at all.
Roman: You have got to be crazy. There is absolutely no way. I can't fill your shoes, abe.
Abe: Oh, come on, roman. You were the commander. You did a great job. You'll be a great commander. I already talked to the commissioner. He gave his okay.
Roman: [ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ] All right. If you are really leaving the force...
Abe: I am.
Roman: All right. All right, I accept, then. But if you ever change your mind for some reason, any reason, I don't care what -- the commander's job is yours, abe, for life.
Abe: I appreciate that, but I'm nogogoing to change my mind. I owe that to lexie for her own peace of mind. We've had a rough few years.
Roman: Well, I'm, uh... I'm kind of jealous, if you want to know the truth. I missed my children's growing-up years.
Abe: Yeah, I missed out on brandon'S.
Roman: You're going to get all of theo's, though.
Abe: I know how lucky I am. I just wish these, uh, last few cases would solve themselves.
Roman: Yeah. Well, um, is there anything I can do to, uh, make that happen?
Abe: Well, as a matter of fact, I'd like you to hire an I.S.A. Operative who goes by the nickname of tek.
Roman: I know that guy. I know that guy. Mr. Gadget, right?
Abe: Yeah, I think he could be very useful. And then there's bo and hope.
Roman: Want me to post a guard outside their house?
Abe: I'd like you to rehire them on the force at their respective seniorities.
Roman: Bo and hope, seriously? Are they on board with this?
Abe: Well, I did my damnedest to talk them into it. I don't think they're going to turn me down.
Roman: Hell, abe, that is a great idea. That is a great idea. Believe me, I can use their help.
Abe: Well, good. We'll talk about this tomorrow at the office -- your office.
Roman: Look, I don't care how retired you are, it will always seem like your office, all right?
Abe: Ha ha ha. Hey, would after the christening be okay? Then we can go over the cases, and I can fill you in on what you need to take over.
Roman: Absolutely. No problem.
Theo: [ Crying ]
Lexie: He was sleeping so peacefully just a minute ago.
Abe: He probably just needs his daddy, that's all. Hey, take care, buddy.
Roman: All right, pard. See you later.
Lexie: He's going to quit immediately?
Roman: No. No, lexie, he's not, I'm sorry.
Lexie: Damn it, roman, you were supposed to help me.
Nicole: Brady, you're hurting me. Why am I surprised? It's that abusive genetic pool you come from. Brady, do you have any idea who victor really is?
Brady: I've heard the usual stories, yeah.
Nicole: They're true.
Brady: I know that. My dad and uncle bo made sure that I saw the whole picture before I moved in here. My grandfather can be ruthless, but let's be real here. He's old school, nicole. He's a tycoon, and with all that that implies -- money, power, lots of secrets. But he's always been very kind to me. He worshiped my mother, and he was in love with caroline brady once upon a time, so he can't be all that bad.
Nicole: You cannot convince me that there's a good side to victor.
Brady: You sure about that? He didn't use you and throw you away, nicole, like some other men his age might have done. He married you. And I want to try to help the two of you find -- find peace together in your marriage, but you've got to let me try. Ing ]
Nicole: Usually, when men offer to help me, they're really just coming on to me. But you --
Brady: You're married to my grandfather, nicole.
Nicole: Wouldn't stop some men.
Brady: I may not be a perfect person, but I do have values.
Nicole: Your intentions are so good, brady. I'm just not sure it's possible.
Brady: Try me.
Victor: Are you two still together down here?
Brady: Yes, granddad.
Victor: Do you mind if I have a moment with my own wife?
Brady: Well, I was actually thinking we could talk about --
Victor: I didn't say I wanted to talk to you, brady. I said I wanted to talk to nicole alone now.
Victor: Damn it, I hate it when I have to talk to him that way.
Nicole: So don'T.
Victor: Well, if you'd stop crying on his shoulder, trying to make him feel sorry for you -- I don't want him involved in your sins.
Nicole: Too late. He's in deep.
Bo: If wee e the targets and the person who attacked us at the fashion show tries to finish the job, we'll be ready for him.
Hope: Somehow, that doesn't make me feel better.
Bo: Hey, I owe my life to you. Tommy -- if he didn't have this mad crush on you, he wouldn't have called here tonight.
Hope: Oh, brady, come on. Don't be silly. He's your informant.
Bo: Yeah, well, his knees don't go weak looking into my eyes. Put the phone down. I know exactly how he feels.
Hope: Stop it. Don't distract me. Don't even try distracting me with flatter o okay? Because I know something bad is going to happen, brady. I can feel it.
Bo: Listen to me. Nothing bad is going to happen to you or our boys. I will make sure of that. Whether we go back to the force or not, we'll do everything we can to make sure abe and jack and their families are safe. Okay?
Roman: All right, lexie, whoa, whoa. Abe is gone. Damn it, talk to me. Tell me what's got you so set on him retiring this very minute. I mean, what the heck happened?
Lexie: I ca-- I can't get intot t all right now, but I wouldn't be asking if it wasn't urgent.
Roman: All right, the only reassurance I can give you is to say your husband is the very best in the office. There has never been anybody better. So have faith in the guy, all right? Abe is going to be just fine.
Lexie: I'm just praying that's true.
[ Clock ticking ]
[ Bell tolling ]
Celeste: [ Gasping ]
Abe: I sang to him. Finally went to sleep. Hey. Yeah.
Abe: Ahem.Ven I have a gift for you.
[ Knock on door ]
Hope: Is that the door?
Bo: Stay right there.
Hope: Brady, don't answer it. It's too late. Brady.
Bo: It's okay, it's okay. What is your ugly mug doing at my front door?
Roman: Well, it's good to see you, too, little brother.
Roman: Hi, hope.
Hope: Roman, you scared us.
Roman: Give me a hug. Well, I saw your lights on, I figured you were up.
Hope: What are you doing wandering ound town at this hour?
Roman: Lexie called me, asked me to come over to her and abe'S. I just came from there.
Hope: My god. Did something happen?
Roman: No, no, no, but abe told me he's retiring, which I guess you both know.
Bo: Mm-hmm. Did he also tell you he wants the two of us back on the force?
Roman: Yes, and I'm hoping you'll say yes to him, because I could really use the two of you.
Bo: Well, we are thinking about it.
Hope: I think that we sh--
Bo: And we decided to sleep on it.
Roman: Well, that's fair enough.
Roman: But I do hope you come back, because we got our hands way too full over at the P.D.
Bo: Yeah, I-I know that. Word on the street is someone's looking for an untraceable gun. Have any idea why somee e would want to get away with a murder weapon?
Victor: I do my best to insulate brady from our problems, and you keep trying to reel him in.
Nicole: It's not that hard.
Victor: You keep your mitts off of brady. He's too good for you.
Nicole: Yeah, well, he's too good for you, too. He knows all about the kind of businessm you are. You know what? Why don't you bring him into it? Groom him to take over. He'd have a lot more fun living on the wrong side of the law like his grandpa.
Victor: I have no intention of involving brady in any of that.
Nicole: Well, you're missgg a great opportunity. You could be like don corleone and michael -- you know, the older man corrupting his son, or in this case, your grandson.
Victor: Then I'd have to involve him in a lower class of people. I don't want him dealing with trash like you. You know, when I married you, I thought you'd reformed, but it didn't take you long to show your true colors, first by bedding colin murphy and then by murdering him. Those two acts alone make you unfit to be touched by any other man, especially brady.
Man: Commander carver says all we need is one more piece of evidence, and we can make an arrest.
( Scatting throughout )
Jack: Jennifer... I -- I know you. Of course I know you. I feel like I've always known you. I love you. I always will.
Jennifer: Then why -- why can't you understand how terrified I am of losing you?
Jack: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Jack: I'm truly sorry.
Jennifer: Listen to me. I thought you died tonight. I really did. I heard that report, d d the picture in my head, it was like a movie. I just pictured you dying.
Jack: No, no. But I'm here. I'm here right now. I'm with you. I came home, and I always will.
Jennifer: Promise me you'll never leave me.
Jack: I promise. I promise. I may be a little banged up, but I always will do... always.
Bo: After tommy called, we talked about it and came up with four possible targets. Abe, jack deveraux --
Roman: Jack had a close call tonight.
Bo: Yeah, we heard.
Hope: And last but not least...
Bo: The two of us.
Roman: Don't worry about it. We're going to get this guy, this gun buyer who thinks he's so smart.
Bo: Aw, come on, roman. You know better an anybody. If someone's hot to commit murder, not even god's angels could stop him.
Nicole: You just make sure that I don't go to jail, or you're coming with me. Oh, and, um... from what I hear, they won't let henderson come to jail to serve you coffee every morning. You'll be drinking swill along with everyone else -- all your buddies in the cell block. And do you think brady will come to visit? He'll get a good look at the real victor kiaiakis then, wouldn't he?
Brady: Come on.
Lexie: There's only one thing I want, abe. It doesn't come in a box.
Abe: You could be wrong about that. Come on. Open it up and see.
Abe: Lexie carver, light of my life, I promise to wear this bulletproof vest and my gun until I retire and I come home to you. I hope that gives you peace of mind.
Lexie: A little.
Abe: Oh. Hey... is there anything I can say except retire right at this moment that'll make you feel everything's going to be all right?
Lexie: [ Sobbing ] No.
[ Clock ticking ]
Celeste: [ Gasps ]
[ Breathing heavily ]
[ Alarm ringing ]
Celeste: [ Gasps ]
Nicole: Jk k and abe are closing in. It's just a matter of time before both of them figure out that I'm the one who murdered colin murphy.
Victor: That time may be closer than you think, my dear.
Jennifer: You are off this investigation. Abby and I are not going to live without you. We will not lose you.
Celeste: Someone is going to die today. Someone is going to die.
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