Days Transcript Monday 12/26/05

Days of Our Lives Transcript Monday 12/26/05 - Canada; Tuesday 12/27/05 - U.S.A.

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Chelsea: This is so weird that they're not home. Usually Hope's got Bo chained to the house so he can be here for his family. Translation -- so he won't spend time with me.

Max: Come on, Hope's not so bad.

Chelsea: That's because she's not your stepmom.

Max: Right.

Chelsea: I wanted to come home and tell my daddy all about my first day of driving school so he could feel all proud and mushy and think about buying me my new car.

Max: Did Bo give you a set of the keys to their house?

Chelsea: I'm his daughter. Why wouldn't I have a set? He wanted me to feel like I was part of the family. Oh, my God, you know what? This is a perfect opportunity for a total score.

Max: Uh, score what? Their liquor?

Chelsea: Hell, no. Their cash. You want to bet they got it stashed in their cookie jar?

Jennifer: Hey.

Hope: Hey, good morning.

Jennifer: Come on in before all the warm air goes out. You want some coffee?

Hope: I'd love some. Boy, the roads are really getting icy out there.

Jennifer: Hey, where's Zach?

Hope: Oh, he's with my dad and Julie. Suddenly they remembered they had more presents for him.

Jennifer: Oh, they don't spoil him too much, huh?

Hope: Oh, you can't say no to grandparents. Thank you.

Jennifer: I don't even know what to say to Jo and Vern anymore.

Hope: [Exhales deeply] Oh, sweetie.

Jennifer: I can't even imagine losing both of my sons. And I miss my mom and dad so much. I wish they were here.

Hope: I know.

Jennifer: I mean, I know their work in Africa is important, and I know that they need to be there, but for Abby, it would be so nice to have more family here for her to depend on.

Hope: Well, Abby has the best mother in the world to depend on.

Jennifer: She doesn't have a dad anymore, and there's nothing in the world that can make up for that.

Hope: Jen, how are you doing?

Jennifer: I'm okay.

Hope: How are you doing really?

Jennifer: I don't know. I just walk around and I do all the things that I'm supposed to do...but my heart keeps saying, "Jack is dead. He's dead." And I say it, but I can't believe it. [Sniffles] And it's true, but I can't accept it. Like this morning when I woke up and I reached for Jack. Of course he wasn't there, but I just pretended that he was making my coffee or he was making my breakfast and he was gonna bring it to me in bed 'cause he liked to do that.. It's like I play this little game in my mind to make myself believe that everything's normal. Until I have to get out of bed and realize that I will never see my husband again.

Hope: One day you'll meet again, you know.

Jennifer: You really believe that?

Hope: It's what I was brought up to believe.

Jennifer: Yeah, me too.

Hope: I hate that you're all alone.

Frankie: [Clears throat] Hi.

Jennifer: Hey.

Frankie: Hey.

Hope: Frankie, I thought you left.

Frankie: Uh, my flight was cancelled because of the weather. But there's a flight later on this afternoon I'm taking, so...

Hope: I hope you'll cancel it.

Lucas: Incoming.

Carrie: Filmmaking? Really? Lucas, did you realize you're living with the next Steven Spielberg?

Will: Uh, not Spielberg. More like Kevin Smith.

Carrie: I'm sorry, who?

Lucas: That's what I'm always asking him. "Who? What? When? Where? What are you talking about, kid?" He's got an answer for everything. Uh, more french toast?

Carrie: Oh, I'm stuffed.

Lucas: Come on, one more.

Carrie: This is the best french toast I've ever had in my life.

Will: Yeah, dad got this awesome recipe -- Louisiana pecan something, something.

Lucas: Yeah, that's for your something, something right there is where it's for. Uh, I make it for people I really want to impress.

Carrie: I'm flattered.

Will: It's so cool you're back in Salem, Carrie.

Carrie: Oh, I'm glad I made it back before your wedding.

Will: Wedding? What?

Lucas: She just means that you've grown up pretty quick, bud.

Will: Oh, that. Well, with the mom I got stuck with, you either got to grow up fast or turn to illegal substances. Hey, dad, can I have some more french toast?

Lucas: Yeah, here.

Sami: Thank you, Austin, again for the briefcase you got me.

Austin: Mmm.

Nicole: We all got briefcases, Sami.

Sami: I've never had one with my initials engraved on it. I think that's cool.

Nicole: That's because you're not a professional.

Sami: Wow, make that three.

Austin: Three? Three what?

Sami: Three times so far that Nicole has told me that I'm not a professional, and we haven't even finished breakfast.

Austin: She's got a point.

Sami: So, Nicole, you upset 'cause you miss L.A., your staked-out corner on Hollywood and Vine?

Nicole: [Sarcastically] Ha ha ha.

Austin: Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, come on, you guys. Enough with the insults. What's up with the holiday spirit?

Sami: You know, Austin, if you got me a little bit more of a personal gift, maybe you could tell me what to do.

Austin: We don't have a personal relationship now. We're friends, and we're business partners. Speaking of business, would you call Mickey and see how soon he can get those papers filed?

Nicole: Yeah.

Austin: Today, ladies, is the day that we take over Highstyle.

Nicole: I cannot wait to get my hands on this company. Okay, be right back.

Sami: [Clears throat] Austin, you never said if you liked the bathrobe that I got you. It said plush on the inside and the out -- you know, pamper the body?

Austin: It's very nice. Thank you. But I have to say my best Christmas gift this season did not come in a box.

Sami: Oh, I totally agree. It's just nice to be together again.

Austin: Having Carrie back in Salem. It's all I ever wanted.

Marlena: No amount of coffee is going to make me feel awake, not after the way you kept Alex and me up last night.

John: Yeah, I'm sorry, but I'll make it up to you. I wasn't about to leave you alone with an abusive man.

Alex: Oh, for God's sake.

John: Sit down, will you? You're not going anywhere until the person I invited joins us.

Marlena: You know, you let Roman and Kate leave. Why do you insist on believing that Alex is dangerous when I tell you that he's not?

John: Come on, you're a smart woman, Doc -- oh, excuse me, Marlena. But Dr. Alex North has control of you. He's a dangerous man, and now that I've finally found a way to prove it, no one's going anywhere until I do.

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Carrie: I'm sure your mom never meant to hurt you, Will. She just goes overboard sometimes.

Will: "Sometimes"? Nice try. Great breakfast, dad. I'm gonna go call Chad, see if he wants to maybe hang later.

Lucas: Okay, good deal.

Will: See ya.

Lucas: Teenage son. What can I say?

Carrie: You're really lucky, Lucas. Will is amazing.

Lucas: Isn't he? Yeah, sometimes I kind of think he's a freak of nature or something. With the influence he's had, he's still a great kid. But, um, it's your first day back in Salem, so who do you want to see first, huh?

Carrie: There's so many people that I want to see -- my dad, of course, grandma and grandpa and Mrs. Horton. I want to see everyone. But...I still can't help feeling a little awkward.

Lucas: Well, I can understand that. But I know everyone will just be thrilled to see you.

Carrie: Well, I still can't help thinking about Belle and Philip's baby.

Lucas: Yeah, I know. I wish there was something I could do, but what do I know? I'm not a doctor. Philip said he'd call me if he had any news. How long do you plan on staying in Salem?

Carrie: I'm not sure. Coming here was so impulsive.

Lucas: It feels good, though, right, just to kind of pick up and go anywhere?

Carrie: You're right. But I do have to be back when Highstyle re-opens after the holidays.

Lucas: You're an amazing boss, aren't you? Giving all your employees the holidays off like that? That's great.

Carrie: The company is my life, and I think of those people as my family in a way. Highstyle kept me together when Mike and I split up. It's my future. That's why I could never even consider selling it, not even to you, Lucas. The company means so much to me. Losing it would just set me back emotionally. I can't even think about it. So, if I haven't said it before, I want to thank you for backing off. The whole concept of takeovers is so ugly.

Lucas: [Inhales deeply]

Sami: She is driving Austin's company into the ground. She has this harebrain scheme about trying to take over some company called Highstyle, and I'm telling you, it's gonna ruin Austin's company.

Lucas: Yeah. Yeah, I'd hate anyone who'd do that to you.

Nicole: Austin, Mickey's on the phone. He wants to talk about the Highstyle takeover.

Austin: Oh, awesome. Thanks, Nicole. Uh, hey, Mickey, great break.

Nicole: Sami, don't you ever get embarrassed? I mean, giving Austin a bathrobe for Christmas like he's your husband or live-in at least?

Sami: No, Nicole, I'm not at all embarrassed about the gift that I got Austin. It's a color that he really likes, it's the right size. I am, after all, intimately familiar with Austin's size, and I think it's a lovely subtle reminder of the good times that we had together.

Nicole: [Chuckles] You mean the way you tormented him and lied to him? You know, I swear, Sami, your brain remakes the truth and fits it the way you want to see it.

Sami: I think you're just jealous because you didn't think of getting Austin something personal. A cardholder for his business cards? That's great, Nicole. So every time Austin hands out his business card, he'll think of you, and every time he gets out of the shower, he'll think of me.

Nicole: Okay. Okay, we'll see who's given Austin the best gift. When we take over Highstyle, guess who he'll be thanking with a big bonus, a raise, an invitation to dinner -- just the two of us?

Sami: Nicole, I am part of this company, too.

Nicole: I have done all the research on Highstyle. It is my baby. It will change the way Austin sees me, and before you know it, he will start falling for me all over again.

Sami: Wait a second, you think that you and Austin are gonna be a couple? [ Laughing] Oh, Nicole, you're kidding. [Laughing]

Nicole: [Laughs mockingly]

Marlena: Aren't you just a little bit confused, John? You accused Alex of being dangerous at the cabin, and yet it was you and Roman and Kate who broke in on us. Now, who do you call dangerous?

John: Well, we were just there to keep you from being attacked again.

Marlena: I wasn't being a-- what do you mean "again"?

John: I'll leave that for my guest to explain. Shouldn't be long now.

Alex: Well, Marlena has already explained to you that I was not attacking her.

Marlena: You saw my clothes. I told you the truth. An ember from the fire had caught onto my clothing and begun to burn. Alex jumped in and was trying to help me. Thank God you were there. You probably saved my life.

Alex: I'm just sorry I can't save you from this harassment. But if I tried to have the three of them arrested for breaking and entering -- I mean, what with Roman Brady being Police Captain -- there's really no point.

John: Well, they've got every right to be concerned about my wife here. You basically kidnaped her.

Alex: John, you are in serious denial. Marlena's my wife. On top of that, she went to the cabin with me of her own free will. There is no court of law that would ever call that kidnaping.

Max: I thought Bo was laying some major change on you. Why -- why do you want to steal from him?

Chelsea: [Sighs] Make up for lost time? If he had been a father to me for the last 18 years, think of how much money he would have spent on me. This is just cash that I'm entitled to.

Max: You're serious.

Chelsea: [Laughs] No, but I did have you going. Yeah, Max, you're -- you're dating a criminal. Though it would serve Hope right if I did rob her.

Max: [Scoffs]

Chelsea: She's always after Bo to give me less. "Chelsea needs to understand the value of money, Bo." She just thinks I'm an irresponsible little brat. Meanwhile, the story on Hope Brady is that she was born rich -- daddy's little princess.

Max: I thought she was just trying to get along with you.

Chelsea: Please. She tries, but it's totally fake. You should have seen the look on her face when Bo said he'd help me pay for a new car. She was like, "oh, no, you know, you just take your driving lessons, and we'll see how it goes."

Max: You almost got yourself killed, Chelsea. I don't blame Hope for being worried about you.

Chelsea: This has nothing to do with hope being worried, and don't you start on me, too.

Max: Bo and Hope and Billie, too -- they just want to make sure you're okay. You're not immortal just because you're under 21.

Chelsea: Did they teach you to say that at race car school? It's kind of ironic -- you telling me to slow down and be safe when you guys do, what, 120?

Max: That's a sport, Chelsea. Driving on a city street where people are walking and biking and driving is not a sport. Just look what happened to your parents.

Chelsea: Why does everybody keep saying that? Like I don't think about it every single second? Do you think I want anyone to go through what I did?

Max: No, of course not.

Chelsea: [Voice breaking] I made a mistake. It's not like I meant to crash my car, and it's not like I was driving drunk like that jerk that killed my parents. I'll be more careful next time, okay?

Max: Okay, good.

Chelsea: [Sniffles] And you know what? If my parents want to get back on my good side and see their little Chelsea all happy again, then they can buy me a new car.

Frankie: Listen, I really do have to go. Um, I got to call a cab. I don't want to miss my flight.

Hope: There goes a great guy.

Jennifer: And?

Hope: I just -- I don't understand why you're pushing him away. He obviously wants to stay to help you.

Jennifer: I don't need help. Hope, I am not an emotional charity case. I am capable of taking care of my two children. Millions of women do it all the time.

Hope: No one doubts that you can, honey. But you don't need to do it alone. Honestly, I think having Frankie here would put your mind at ease.

Jennifer: Well, it's not gonna happen. I asked him to leave, and he is leaving, so are you gonna have another cup of coffee with me or not?

Hope: Sure.

Jennifer: I am not tough. I'm faking it. But it's better than pulling the covers over my head, don't you think? Did you confirm your flight?

Frankie: Yes, ma'am, I did.

Hope: So that's it? That's all you're gonna do? How can you walk away from Jennifer and the kids when you promised Jack that you would stay, that you would be here for her?

Sami: [Laughs]

Austin: Mickey, I'm gonna go outside in the hallway so I can have some quiet.

Sami: [Laughing] Sorry.

Austin: Yeah.

Nicole: What's so funny? Fill me in on the joke.

Sami: All right, I'm sorry, but, Nicole, you are the joke -- thinking that you have a future, dreaming of a future with Austin?

Nicole: Um, I'm pretty sure you're dreaming the same dream.

Sami: Yeah, but I have a past with Austin on which I can base that dream..

Nicole: So?

Sami: Nicole, give me a break. We were together a long time. I know how to get to Austin, and he knows that I know. And that is why he's been keeping his distance from me. He's afraid of being burned again. So I'm gonna give him his space, give him a little time, and as soon as he starts to feel safe around me again, then he is going to get close to me again.

Nicole: [Chuckles] Sami, what self-help crap have you been reading? Austin's been keeping his distance from you because he knows you're poison. Everyone knows. You know, I hate to bring this up, but the phone hasn't been ringing off the hook since I've been living here. Nope. No guys waiting in line to date the woman who spent more money on wedding gowns than any woman in America. Ooh, wonder why.

Sami: Nicole, the phone has not exactly been ringing off the hook for you, either.

Nicole: Mmm, 'cause I'm too busy working to care about any man other than my business partner. Look, my devotion to this company and building it up will win Austin over, okay? We will have adjoining suites, and you will be back on the unemployment line where you belong.

Sami: You know what? Maybe I have been to the altar a few too many times....

Nicole: And back.

Sami: ...But I never made my living on my back.

Nicole: Ooh, that was really great, bitch.

Sami: You know what, I forgot, Nicole. I have a Christmas present for you.

Nicole: Stay out of my face, Sami.

Sami: But I think you're really gonna want to hear it. The truth is neither one of us is gonna get Austin.

Nicole: Say again?

Sami: Carrie's back. Carrie Brady -- my slutty sister. Austin's ex-wife. You know, she cheated on him and ran off with another man and rode into the sunset, ready to live happily ever after. Well, "happily ever after" ended, and she's back in Salem by herself.

Nicole: So? I'm sure Austin hates her guts.

Sami: Yeah, you'd think, wouldn't you? But he doesnít. Austin loves her. I mean, he always has ever since I was a teenager with a crush on him. He loved Carrie. I mean, he even started dating me and wanted to marry me. He loved Carrie. It doesn't matter who he's with.. He will always love Carrie. Always has, and he always will.

[Knock on door]

Carrie: Do you want me to get that, Lucas?

Lucas: Yeah, would you, please? I'm a little busy with the dishes myself..

Carrie: [Chuckles] Thank you.

Lucas: No, no, thank you.

Carrie: Hello, can I help you?

Neighbor: I just got some junk mail of yours by mistake.

Carrie: Oh, I don't live here.

Neighbor: Oh, don't matter to me who Mr. Roberts entertains. Hey, you're the girl who used to live down the hall.

Carrie: Can I just --

Neighbor: I remember now. You were once engaged to that guy, um, Austin Reed. Yeah. He lives here now. Right down the hall with that blonde. Oh, she's your sister..

Carrie: Yeah, you don't miss much, do you? Let me just get that mail from you.

Neighbor: You know, she was gonna marry Mr. Roberts before she broke his heart. This place used to be so respectable. Now it's full of wife-swappers and bed-hoppers.

Carrie: You know what? You can just keep the coupons, okay? Bye-bye. Ew, forgot about her.

Lucas: She's got a good point. You, me, Sami, and Austin... what a mess.

Frankie: I respect her too much to think that I know what's best for her and so do you. Hope, you agreed that I needed to respect her decision.

Hope: I did, but I don't think she's being honest with herself.

Frankie: I thought she needed my help, or if she wanted me for anything at all, she'd ask. She doesnít. She's strong, and she wants to make it on her own, okay?

Hope: No, not okay.

Frankie: [Sighs]

Hope: So that's it? You go back to D.C., back to your law firm, and forget all about Jennifer and the kids and the promise that you made to Jack?

Frankie: I couldn't forget about her if I tried. If I thought she wanted me here, my bags would be unpacked so fast.

Hope: Don't misunderstand what I'm saying here. I'm not trying to push you and Jennifer together. That would be insane. She just lost her husband for God's sakes. She is going to mourn for a very long time. But you can't stand before me either and tell me that you only think of Jennifer as a friend. You love her. I know it and you know it and it's written all over you every single time you look at her.

Frankie: If she needs me for anything, all she's got to do is pick up the phone.

Hope: But she wonít. You know she wonít. Frankie, Jennifer is a great person. I love her to pieces, but she's incredibly stubborn. You know that.

Frankie: Again, the only way I'm gonna come back here is if she calls. Now, please, excuse me. I have to get dressed, okay?

Hope: [Sighs]

Jennifer: Best drug ever invented -- caffeine.

Hope: I'm afraid you're gonna need more than caffeine to get through the next few months.

Jennifer: Then I'll just get a bigger cup.

Hope: Jen, Frankie's leaving. Leaving -- as in getting on a plane and going away. You know how much I love you, but if you let him go to the airport today, you're gonna regret it.

Marlena: All these claims, all these accusations you make against Alex -- they're completely unfounded.

John: Mmm. So you went to his cabin of your own free will while your granddaughter could be dying, and you didn't tell anybody where you were going. Why did you do that?

Marlena: I think that is mean and unfair of you.

John: You're proving to me that you're not yourself, Marlena, and you know that I don't make accusations lightly. This man is dangerous, and I'm not leaving you alone with him.

Alex: You have control issues, John -- very serious.

John: Save your phony diagnosis. You came here under false pretenses. You lied about the whole thing.

Marlena: I'm sorry you have to listen to this, Alex.

John: If you don't want to listen to the truth about Alex, then you listen to the only piece of truth that really matters. I love you, Marlena. I love you more than anything, and you were starting to remember our past together until he stopped us from seeing each other because he doesn't want you to remember your past -- not with me or with him -- because he's afraid of the truth.

Marlena: Why would you even say that?

John: Oh, you'll see soon enough.

Marlena: Why don't you show me now?

Alex: You see, John, the more you try to discredit me in my wife's eyes, the more discredit falls on you. Marlena is more drawn to me now than she ever has been, and quite frankly, I think I have you to thank for that. She is back by my side where she belongs.

Max: Look, I know this isn't gonna score me any points with you, but I think hope's right. I don't think she should buy you another car until you can prove that you'll drive responsibly.

Chelsea: Traitor. That was my first car. God, you sound just like that pompous ass I had to listen to for the last two hours.

Max: Did you really listen?

Chelsea: Yeah, yeah, I did.

Max: There's no more talking on the cellphone or doing your hair while you're driving. Don't take your eyes off the road for a second.

Chelsea: Oh, come on, Max. Driving is supposed to be fun. It's a time you listen to your favorite CDís, sing along to the songs, catch up with your friends. Everybody does it.

Max: You sound like the car's just gonna steer itself.

Chelsea: Well, it practically does. You ever hear of cruise control?

Max: [Chuckles] You just don't get it.

Chelsea: Well, I do get that we're all alone in the house for once. It's a perfect opportunity.

Max: Hmm.

[Smooches]

Hope: I'm sorry. I-I said too much. I shouldn't have.

Jennifer: It's because you care. I know that.

Hope: Frankie cares, too.

Jennifer: Hope, please.

Hope: He would be such a help to you, especially with the kids, Jen.

Jennifer: I know. I know that.

Hope: Jen, please think about it. Don't push him away. You were just saying you wished your parents could be here, and they canít. Frankie can. Ask him to stay at least until you get on your feet.

Jennifer: Hope, I am on my feet. I'm on my feet. I'm strong. I'm capable of taking care of my children. If I'm not as strong as I think I am, I'll get help, but right now, I'm doing it this way.

Hope: What about what Jack wanted? He wanted Frankie to be here for you to lean on, Jen.

Jennifer: I know that.

Hope: Okay. Not in a romantic way -- I mean, that would be crazy.

Jennifer: Will you please stop? Stop. I made up my mind. There is nothing you can say. There is nothing anyone can say.

Frankie: Cab's outside.

Jennifer: Okay. Great.

Frankie: So you got my numbers, right? You got all of them? I did give you my work number, too, right?

Jennifer: Yeah, and I have your fax number. Thank you. Thank you for everything. [Sighing] Okay. All right, have a safe flight. Bye-bye.

Frankie: Bye-bye.

[Door closes] Whoa!

Hope: Oh.

Jennifer: Oh, my gosh.

Hope: Frankie?

Jennifer: Frankie?

Austin: Okay, ladies, last-minute strategy session.

Sami: Oh, actually, Austin, I wanted to run over and see Will and make sure he got my Christmas presents and everything. Would you like to come with me? I'm sure Will would love to see you.

Austin: I canít. I canít. Will you say hello for me?

Sami: Of course. Definitely.

Nicole: Take your time, Sami. We can handle all the details without you.

Sami: I'll be right back.

Austin: The one thing I don't feel right about is going ahead with this takeover without notifying the CEO.

Nicole: Austin, she hasn't returned your calls. What can you do? I'm still trying to get her name. That's just more proof of how lame this company's being run. The former CEO's name is still on all the paperwork.

Austin: There's got to be a way to find out. I'm gonna make some calls.

[Knock on door]

Carrie: Wonder what the neighbor from hell wants now?

Lucas: Thanks.

Sami: H-- Carrie.

Carrie: Hi.

Lucas: Oh, "neighbor from hell" certainly fits.

Sami: Um, Merry Christmas. Will? It's me, I just wanted to --

Will: What do you want, mom?

Sami: Wow, you look very handsome today, hon. He gets that from me.

Will: Uh, mom, I'm really busy. What is it?

Sami: Well, I wanted to make sure that you liked the presents that I left with your dad for Christmas.

Will: They were on my Christmas list, so, yeah, they were great.

Carrie: I'm sure your mom got you those gifts 'cause she wanted to make you happy.

Sami: Please don't speak for my son. Um, I knew he would like them even if he didn't put them on a list.

Lucas: Uh, Will, thank your mother, okay?

Sami: Lucas --

Will: Okay, thanks, mom. Nice gifts. Merry Christmas. Dad, I'm heading out.

Lucas: That's all right. Just be back before dinner, okay?

Will: Okay, but your cooking's not much to look forward to.

Lucas: Watch it 'cause it's your night to cook.

Will: You get some of that taco mix, and you've got yourself a deal.

Lucas: Done. I'll get it.

Will: Great to see you, aunt Carrie.

Carrie: Yeah, you too. And tacos -- I'm impressed.

Will: Yeah, I'm a major chef.

Lucas: Yeah. Come on.

Sami: Um, Will? Come on, uh, how about just a kiss for Christmas? Merry Christmas.

Lucas: See you later.

Will: Bye.

[Door closes]

Sami: [Sniffles]

Carrie: I think Will's just disappointed that things didn't work out with you two.

Sami: Well, he's not the only one. Oh, look at this. Lucas, you made french toast. Carrie, you should consider yourself very honored. Lucas only makes french toast for really special people. Um, it's really fattening, though, so I'm so glad I'm not eating it anymore.. Austin's company is so busy today. I have to get going. I'm sorry.

Carrie: Um, is Austin down the hall right now?

Sami: No, he's not. He's got meetings all day today. I'll see you later.

[Doorbell rings]

Jennifer: Coming! Hold on!

Frankie: [Clears throat]

Jennifer: Oh, Frankie, your leg. Oh, my goodness. I am so sorry.

Frankie: It's not your fault. I'm the one that slipped.

Jennifer: I know, but usually the walk is salted and Jack usually does it and I didn't even think -- I'm sorry.

Frankie: It's all right.

Jennifer: When Hope called me and told me it was bad, I didn't realize it was this bad.

Frankie: Yeah, it's bad. Don't worry, I'm not gonna sue.

Jennifer: Well, if you did, I wouldn't argue. I'm sorry. You'd win.

Max: [Chuckles nervously]

[Cellphone rings]

Chelsea: No, me.

[Ringing continues]

Max: It might be important.

Chelsea: And I'm not.

Max: Will you just chill? Hello? Oh, my God. Frankie fell and broke his leg?

Max: All right, let's get you into your big chair, big fella.

Frankie: I feel like an old man.

Max: Well, you are.

Frankie: Hey, hey, hey.

Jennifer: You got it?

Frankie: Yeah, I can do it. Not very good. Hey, listen, I hope I didn't interrupt anything when I called.

Max: Frankie, no, you didn't interrupt anything.

Hope: Did you go to your first driving lesson today?

Chelsea: Yes. I promised dad I would.

Hope: I know. Just checking.

Chelsea: "Just checking up." I know you don't trust me, Hope.

Hope: No, Chelsea, that is not it. Look, I was a teenager once. I know it's hard to keep promises sometimes, especially when it's something you don't really want to do.

Chelsea: No, I donít. I think the lessons are a boring waste of time, but I need to get my license back, so of course I'm gonna go.

Hope: Just make sure you pay attention. It could save your life one day, you know?

Frankie: Hey, thanks for coming to my rescue.

Max: Hey, I was just taking pity on the old guy.

Frankie: I don't know about old -- clumsy, yeah. Slipping on ice.

Max: Accidentally on purpose, maybe.

Frankie: Excuse me?

Max: What?

Frankie: I heard that.

Max: Nothing.

Frankie: Sure is gonna make my trip back to D.C. uncomfortable. Trying to get down the aisle of the plane on crutches.

Hope: You're not still planning on leaving, are you?

Frankie: It's a broken leg. It's not fatal.

Hope: Well, who's gonna take care of you at home?

Frankie: Who's gonna take care of me? Please. Hope, nobody takes care of me.

Max: [Chuckles] Please. You have enough trouble doing that when you can walk. You're such a bachelor. I'm telling you. When was the last time you actually cleaned your apartment?

Frankie: I've got a housekeeper.

Hope: Does she cook for you?

Frankie: No. But I...I have a couple of ladies, friends of mine, that wouldn't mind lending me a hand.

Max: He's such a liar. Frankie's harem -- I mean, this doesn't exist.

Marlena: All right, I've had enough of this. Either back up your accusations or get out the door.

John: Nope. Not going anywhere.

[Doorbell rings] She's here.

Marlena: Who's here?

John: Dr. Banks, thanks for coming.

Lois: I'm glad to be able to help, Mr. Black.

John: Dr. Banks, this is Dr. Alex North -- oh, but then again, you already know each other. And this is my wife, Marlena Evans Black. Dr. Banks. Dr. Banks, now, you've known Alex for quite some time, right?

Lois: I most certainly have.

John: And my wife. Marlena, you probably don't remember Dr. Banks.

Marlena: No, but now that all the doctors have been introduced -- or should I say re-introduced -- would you tell us why she's here?

John: Well, I think one look at Alex's face ought to answer your question. He knows that all his crimes against you are about to be exposed.

Lucas: Look, you can't waste your time worrying about Sami.

Carrie: [Sighs]

Lucas: It's not worth it. You know she's never gonna change. It just trips me out that you two are sisters, you know? You're nothing alike -- two very different people.

Carrie: Well, we're not that different. We both fell for Austin.

Lucas: Yeah, well, you just got to kind of take your life as it comes, you know?

Carrie: What do you mean?

Lucas: Look, Carrie, if you're meant to be with Austin, there's nothing Sami can do or say to stop it.

Carrie: Yeah, but it sure won't stop her from trying.

Austin: Unbelievable. Highstyle's offices are still closed for the holidays.

Nicole: Huh. No wonder that company's profit margin's in the toilet. But that is the old company. When we take over --

Austin: We'll run it like scrooge?

Nicole: Hey, no, not like scrooge. But we're not gonna give our profits away, either.

Austin: You're right. How's Will?

Sami: Oh, he's great. He's doing really well. I'm sorry. I forgot to mention to him that you wanted to say hi. Sorry.

Austin: So, uh, Carrie over there?

Sami: No, no, she's visiting family, friends, you know, people she cares about. Lucas said he didn't know when she'd be back.

Austin: Oh.

Sami: Sorry, Austin.

Austin: It's cool anyway. Uh, where were we, Nicole?

Nicole: Getting rid of the stupid CEO of Highstyle.

Sami: [Thinking] No matter what, I am going to protect Austin from Carrie. I know I can do it. I've had plenty of practice keeping them apart.

Frankie: All right, news flash -- my personal life is none of your business.

Max: What personal life? Every girl who calls you, you find some reason why she's not good enough. He doesn't have a housekeeper. He can never find his socks.

Frankie: Not true. I'm wearing one right now. [Laughter] What? And listen to me, even with one bum leg, I can boot you out of this house, buddy.

Max: Why don't you try it? Bring it. Chelsea, he's scaring me. P.S. -- Your right leg is the one that's broken, so you can't drive, tough guy.

Jennifer: Oh, Frankie, listen, you are gonna stay here. You're gonna stay here with us until your leg heals.

Frankie: Jen, you have way too much going on right now.

Jennifer: Rule number one -- don't argue with me. I'll make you some hot chocolate.

Max: Sounds like she means it.

Hope: Well, I-I learned something today -- the true meaning of the expression "lucky break."

Marlena: Alex has not committed any crime -- not against me. He loves me.. Or not against any other woman. I'm quite sure of it.

John: Well, Dr. Banks doesn't agree with you, Marlena. In fact, she says that Alex North is a wife-beating son of a bitch, so why don't you listen to what she has to say? And when she's done, I'm sure you'll agree with me. The only thing you can do is file charges against Dr. North -- charges that are gonna send him to prison and get him out of your life for good.

Sami: If Carrie finds out Austin is interested in her and Austin finds out Carrie's interested in him then we've lost.

Austin: I just figured we'd get a cup of hot chocolate and take a walk.

Carrie: Sounds nice.

Belle: Ever since Claire got sick, I have felt more connected to you than ever.

Lois: Get away from me!

John: You lay another hand on her, and I'll kill you.

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