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Days of Our Lives Transcript Tuesday 12/23/08 - Canada; Wednesday 12/24/08 - U.S.A.
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Nicole: Hey. To take a nap before the big Christmas Eve party 'cause --
E.J.: Oh, I'm sorry. It's over there.
Nicole: Oh, my God. E.J.
E.J.: Not so innocent, are you, Nicole? Back to your old tricks, eh?
Nicole: N-- I -- E.J., I can explain.
E.J.: Can you? Can you explain?
E.J.: You lost our baby, but you didn't want to lose any of my DiMera money, did you?! Did you?!
Nicole: No, it's not that, E.J. I cou-- I couldn't bear to tell you because I knew you wanted a baby!
E.J.: What were you gonna do, huh? What were you gonna do? The pregnancy went to 10 months, 11 months, huh? Did you think I wouldn't notice, sweetheart? Did you think I wouldn't notice?
Nicole: [Sobbing] No.
E.J.: I know what you've been doing. You've been out there shopping for some bargain-basement baby that you were gonna pass off as mine!
Nicole: E.J., it was more than that. I wanted a baby --
E.J.: I don't care what you want, all right?! Get out of my house! Get out of my life!
Nicole: No! [Breathing heavily] Oh, my God. [Sobbing] It was just a nightmare. That was just a nightmare... for now.
Maggie: All righty.
Chloe: Maggie, these cookies are unbelievable.
Maggie: [Chuckles] Well, Alice's recipe I always just -- whoa. Chloe, that necklace, oh, it's beautiful.
Chloe: Oh, yeah, it's from Kate.
Maggie: Well, that cinches it.
Chloe: Cinches what?
Maggie: Well, I know I grilled you before about Lucas, but if Kate gave that to you, then she knows for sure you're the right girl for him. [Chuckles]
Chloe: What are you doing here? How did you unlock the door?
Daniel: Uh...spare key. I-I knocked, but, um --
Chloe: You know what? You should go. Lucas is gonna be here any minute.
Daniel: Let her go, man. She is not available.
Lexie: It's getting kind of cold out here, isn't it? How about we go home and have some hot chocolate, hmm? Okay.
Paramedic 1: What do we have?
Paramedic 2: Kid's unconscious.
Lexie: Theo, no!
Paramedic 1: What's his B.P.? This child's not breathing.
Paramedic 2: No!
Lexie: Theo! Theo, come back! Theo!
Lexie: Don't let my son die. Please don't let him die, please. Theo!
Hope: Hey, Brady, where you going? Bo! Bo!
Bo: Abe. Where's Theo?
Abe: With Lexie.
Lexie: The river.
Marlena: [Shivers] Merry Christmas.
John: Well, you look... festive.
Marlena: Well, I feel festive. I'm so glad you decided to join your family for Christmas Eve.
John: You're gloating. You're trying to soften me up.
Marlena: [Giggles] You can bait me all you want. I am just imbued with the Christmas spirit. And there's nothing that you can do about it.
John: Well, that's throwing down the gauntlet. You know I like things grim.
Brady: Am I seeing things? Or are you smiling?
John: Well, yes, I am. Because Blondie has convinced me that Christmas Eve is meant to be spent with family... even if you don't like them.
Brady: Well, have a nice night, Marlena.
Marlena: Brady, look, you have to understand John's sense of humor. It's not funny, that's all. I-I think it's just some sort of a-a strange defense mechanism.
John: If I promise to behave, would you please stop analyzing me?
Marlena: You owe Brady an apology.
Brady: [Sighs] Someday you might remember how much slack you gave me.
Marlena: This is great. Great. Just the way Christmas Eve should be.
Brady: So, what are the plans anyway? Is it the Brady's and the Horton's or vice versa?
John: Well, actually, I was hoping the two of you would do me a favor. My Christmas present, as it were.
John: You might want to wait until you hear what it is.
Lucas: Well, it'd take a stronger man than I am to get Allie away from Alice and Mickey.
Chloe: Don't you think that Alice should rest?
Lucas: They're fine. They're watching "White Christmas." Mickey convinced her to put her feet up. She'll do good.
Doug: Allie is curled up in Mickey's lap. She looks like a little angel.
Chloe: Well, I'll bring them some cookies.
Julie: [Gasps] Chloe, that necklace.
Maggie: Isn't it lovely on her?
Lucas: Yeah, it's Mom's way of making her a bona fide member of the Horton clan.
Doug: So, Kate is not always wrong.
Doug: And may I say, you're a very welcome addition.
Chloe: Thank you. You're all so nice to me.
Maggie: Do you want to know why? Because of that smile on Lucas' face.
Lucas: [Chuckles] It's gonna be the best Christmas ever.
Nicole: Is E.J. here?
Stefano: Well, actually, he is reading to Giovanni.
Nicole: Ah, well, I guess I'll just wait over here.
Stefano: Nicole... I do want to apologize to you. And, as you must know, apologies are not easy for me.
Nicole: I know. You were just worried about the baby.
Stefano: Well, of course, but that is no excuse for me to be, um --
Nicole: Sexist, overbearing, dictatorial? Whatever.
Stefano: [Chuckles] Elvis has met his equal. Hell, I have, too. [Sighs] Nicole...Merry Christmas.
Lexie: Excuse me. I-I lost my little boy. He's about this -- this tall, sweet brown eyes.
Lexie: No, he ran off in this direction. You had to have seen him!
Man: I'm sorry, lady. I haven't seen a little boy.
Lexie: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. He must have got away. Oh, my God.
Abe: W-what's wrong? W-why are you asking about Theo?
Bo: Just call Lexie, make sure he's all right.
Bo: Call Lexie, would you?
Hope: Bo, what is it? What's wrong? What is it?
Lexie: You know, I just let go of his hand just for a second just to grab my packages.
Man: Dr. Carver, it's okay. We'll find him.
Lexie: God, the river. He's -- he's fascinated with the water.
Man: Ma'am, you got to know that every cop in Salem is gonna be looking for Abe Carver's kid.
Abe: Lexie, what's wrong?
Lexie: I-I-it's Theo. He ran off again. He ran off again. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Abe: I'll call the station.
Lexie: No, they're already here.
Abe: Wh-where are you?
Lexie: I'm at the pier.
Abe: Oh, my God.
Nicole: Merry Christmas to you, Stefano.
Stefano: [Chuckles] I was hoping that we would have a little chat about boys' names. Now, how do you feel about -- ta-da! -- Stefano.
E.J.: Stefano. What a surprise. I thought Elvis had a rather nice ring to it.
Stefano: Ah, another surprise, see?
Tony: Well, I guess my invitation got lost in the mail. So, what time does Santa turn up?
Doug: Yes, yes, yes.
Lucas: Hey, everything okay up there?
Chloe: Oh, yeah, great. I'm just gonna go call my folks and check in with them. I'll be right back.
Lucas: All right. Tell them "Merry Christmas" for us, all right?
Chloe: I will.
Lucas: All right.
Chloe: Hey, it's me -- Chloe.
Chloe: Uh, I can't talk. I just wanted to find out how your finger was doing.
Daniel: Um, my finger, well, it's fine. Yeah, you don't have to worry about it.
Chloe: [Sighs] But I do. And I can't stop.
Lexie: [Sobbing] Abe. I'm sor-- I'm sorry.
Abe: No, no, no. Stop it, stop it, stop it.
Lexie: I just let go of his hand for a second. It was just for a second.
Abe: I know, I know.
Bo: Lexie...we've got search teams combing the area, all right? We put out an amber alert. You got to calm down and tell me something -- did you notice anybody? Anybody who might be watching Theo?
Lexie: No! It was nothing like that, Bo. He just -- he just ran off. I mean, he's done it before. He just ran off.
Bo: Okay, take it easy. We'll find him.
Lexie: He -- I think -- I think he went towards the water. I th-- oh, my God. I th-- I think he went off on the pier.
Abe: Sweetheart, you got to listen to me. Did you hear or see anything?
Lexie: No! No, I didn't see -- no. The fog, it's -- oh, my God.
Lexie: [Sobbing] No! No! No! No! Don't let my son die. Please don't let him die, please. Theo!
Bo: Ah, I'm gonna check out the area.
Chelsea: Look, Dad. He had that this afternoon earlier when I was with him.
Lexie: What? What is -- what's -- oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. [Sobbing]
Bo: I'll call the harbor patrol.
Lexie: Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God, the Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He le-- he leadeth me...
Tony: Thank you. Well, there was an invitation, right? I'm just not crashing the party, am I?
Stefano: You are my son, Antony. You have an open invitation.
E.J.: Merry Christmas, Tony.
Tony: Yes, you too, E.J.
E.J.: Where's Anna?
Tony: No, she's gone to see Carrie and Austin.
Stefano: Christmas in Switzerland? Why didn't you go there with her?
Tony: Well, it crossed my mind, and then I thought, "what if Daddy needs my help?"
Stefano: Why would that stop you? If anything important came up, I have Elvis here.
E.J.: Excuse me, boys. Darling, why don't we go and have a look at the Christmas tree?
Stefano: Well, anyway... Anna's loss is our gain. I always love to have my family with me at Christmas.
Brady: You know, Dad, it's Christmas Eve. It's not Halloween.
Marlena: Will you tell me why we're doing this? Why we're enduring this?
John: Well, you're the one who said, "Christmas is for family." Well, this is my family.
Brady: Yeah, the ones you hate.
John: Not very Christmasy, I know. But after everything Stefano's done to me, I need to show him that I'm not broken and I'm not alone.
Marlena: Now, that makes sense.
Chloe: I -- I just feel so guilty about it, the way that I closed the door on you. I was just embarrassed because of the way I was dressed.
Daniel: You know, it was a -- it was an accident, so...
Chloe: You're really being nice to me about this.
Lucas: Hey, hey, hey. Tell your mom and dad "Merry Christmas" from all the Hortons, all right? Hey, wind it up, all right? We miss you.
Chloe: I have to go.
Daniel: Yeah, I heard. Merry Christmas, Chloe.
Chloe: Merry Christmas... Daniel.
Stefano: Well, saying this is a surprise would be an understatement.
John: Well, I've been told that Christmas is for family. I had to be told because I don't remember.
Stefano: Well, come in, come in, come in, please.
Marlena: Thank you. Hello, Mary.
Mary: Merry Christmas.
Stefano: Good to see you, Brady.
Brady: Likewise. Can we go now? Have you had enough?
Nicole: Oh, John. I'm so glad you're here.
John: Happy holidays.
Nicole: Hi. Brady, it's so nice to see you. Can I get you some eggnog?
Brady: No, I hate eggnog.
Nicole: You shut up. I have to talk to you. Come on.
Stefano: Why don't you join the party? Come on, I have eggnog. We have hors d'oeuvres. John. I've also decantered a rare Margot. Marlena, you must have some.
Marlena: Wouldn't miss it. Oh, Tony.
Tony: Marl-- what in God's name are you doing here?
Marlena: I'm praying that I wake up and find that it was all a nightmare.
Tony: What does that sound like? Oh, yes, my life. [Both laugh]
Nicole: Look, E.J. is upstairs with Johnny, so I need to talk fast.
Brady: Is there anything really left to say?
Nicole: Yes. If you don't help me, I need you to get your father to.
Bo: Theo? Theo, are you here?! Th-- hey! Zack? Zack.
Marlena: Oh, thank you, Mary. Very sweet.
Stefano: John, these just got here yesterday. Exorbitantly expensive, highly illegal -- two of my favorite things.
John: Yes. Like whiskers on kittens?
Stefano: [Chuckles] You see? You have not forgotten everything.
John: Oh, there's a big difference between remembering and re-learning it.
Stefano: Ah, look, we will have to smoke these next to the door there because Nicole is incinta.
John: Yes, I know.
Stefano: The world could always use another DiMera, hmm? Well...I'm really happy that you dropped by, John.
John: Ah, so am I.
Stefano: I only, uh, have one question. Why?
Marlena: Tell me, why did you come here instead of going to Switzerland?
Tony: He's up to something.
Marlena: Well, if you wait till he's not up to something, you'll never leave home.
Tony: Yes, well, he's doing that "family against each other" thing, pushing E.J. to the top of the empire.
Marlena: Does that make you angry?
Tony: No, it concerns me, actually, for E.J.
Marlena: Have you shared your concern with E.J.?
Tony: Oh, no, no, no. He's -- he's very confident. He thinks he can handle Stefano.
Marlena: God help him.
Nicole: So, I gave Dr. Baker one of those $20,000 tchotchkes laying all over the place just to buy me some time, but if I don't get that million dollars --
Brady: Nicole, what -- what makes you think that I'm gonna help you get it from my Dad?
Nicole: Desperation. My back is against the wall. I'm having nightmares that E.J.'s gonna find out and then I have to come down here and play happy pregnant --
Brady: Shh! Shh!
E.J.: You look upset. Why is it every time you talk to her, she looks upset?
Lucas: Quite a couple, weren't they?
Chloe: They look so happy together.
Lucas: Yeah. And this house is filled with their kids and their kids' kids. What do you think? Do you want to have kids with me someday? A lot of them?
Chloe: Is that what you'd like?
Lucas: As long as I have you, the rest is gravy.
Julie: So, did you ever think those two would wind up together?
Maggie: No. But I've never seen Lucas so happy.
Julie: Uh-huh. Looks like grandma had a good idea.
Maggie: Yeah. I can't wait to see the look on Chloe's face.
Lexie: I can't believe this is happening.
Abe: We're gonna find him, Lex.
Lexie: What if he went in-- into the water? He -- oh, my God.
Abe: We don't know that.
Lexie: No, it's been -- it's been too long, Abe. It's been too long.
Bo: Zack? Zack, where are you? Zack, is that you? Theo, no. Zack, no. Th-- Zack! Zack, no!
Nicole: E.J., it's okay. Brady didn't say anything wrong to me, okay? I-I'm just emotional. You know, I have been, especially these last few days. Christmas and hormones, you know, make a pretty powerful combination.
E.J.: All right. Sorry.
Nicole: So, how's Johnny?
E.J.: He's good. He's asleep. I just went and hung his little stocking on his crib.
E.J.: Excuse me.
E.J.: [Clears throat] Hey. What's going on? Okay. I -- look, I will take care of it. It's fine. Go home. Hey, so, I need to go and do some e-mails. That was Miranda at the office. I told her to go home. I -- she's got two kids. It's Christmas Eve. I couldn't very well ask her to stay. I'd be a right scrooge if I did.
E.J.: I'll be about 15 minutes, all right?
Nicole: All right, I understand.
E.J.: I love you.
Nicole: I love you. Do you see that, Brady? My white knight ready to fight my battles for me? The best dad in the world? He cares about the people who work for him, and I will lose him. I will lose him if you don't help me.
Marlena: Well, coming here was John's idea.
Tony: And you gave in to it.
Marlena: Well...it's active, not reactive. He wanted to show Stefano that he hadn't been hurt, that he was fine, and that is human, that is emotional.
Tony: Very patient woman, aren't you?
Marlena: Oh, Tony, what choice do I have?
Stefano: I am hoping, John, that your visit here has been in the spirit of the season. Perhaps we could even put our past behind us.
John: Well, keep on hoping.
Stefano: Because if that is not the reason why you have come here, to my home, with my family on Christmas Eve, I mean, that can be viewed as hostile, aggressive.
John: Has my presence, our presence, changed the temperature in this room? Ruined your traditional festivities? See, I wouldn't know because I can't remember what it normally was like.
Stefano: [Chuckles] You know, John, the truth be told -- it seems that every time this family gets together, there's a certain amount of tension, even when we are celebrating. Huh. I've never really known why.
John: I'm enjoying this.
John: Cigar, that is.
John: Okay. Now I'm ready to answer your question. I'm here for two reasons. Number one is I brought my family here so you can see them because you know that I'm not afraid of you. However, if any harm is visited by you upon the people that I am...invested in, you will be very afraid of me. Secondly...Merry Christmas, brother.
Stefano: [Chuckles] Merry Christmas.
Bo: Zack? Zack. Oh, my God, Zack. Oh, my God. [Smooches] Oh. Theo. Oh, my God, Theo. Oh. I got you. I got you.
Abe: It's gonna be all right, sweetheart. It's gonna be all right. [Cellphone rings] What?
Bo: Abe, I've got him. He's -- he's fine. Tell Lexie he's fine.
Abe: [Sighs] He's fine.
Lexie: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, thank God! Thank God. Thank you, God. Thank you, God. Thank you, God. Thank you, God.
Stefano: And here I thought the family was being domesticated and dull.
John: Ah, not a chance.
John: We have to go.
Nicole: Excuse me. Hey, are you guys done smoking those cigars? It's really great to see you, John. Merry Christmas.
John: Merry Christmas. I hope Santa's good to you.
Nicole: Yeah, you're not -- you're not going now, are you?
John: Yeah, I think I have tried Blondie's patience long enough.
Nicole: Wait, please.
Nicole: Well, um, I'm planning a surprise for E.J., and I need John's help, and it's a secret. Do you mind? Come on.
John: What is going on, Nicole?
Nicole: I need money... a lot, and I can't tell you why.
Marlena: I want to say something to you. It may not be obvious to you, but I think coming here tonight was very good for John. I sense a little change in him.
Brady: Because of the therapy?
Marlena: Maybe some. Maybe a lot because of you. I think deep down inside, he's so glad you're home. Just like I am.
Brady: Merry Christmas, Marlena.
Marlena: Oh. Merry Christmas, darling.
Tony: Excuse me.
Marlena: Oh, Tony, thank you so much. I had some red glo-- oh. [Chuckles] Thank you.
Stefano: Marlena, you don't have to leave.
Marlena: Oh, but I do. I have a deal with John. It is quid pro quo. And where is my John?
John: I can't do it, Nicole.
Nicole: Please, John, I'm begging you.
John: But I will give you a little advice. If you're staying here, having a DiMera baby, and you're asking me for money -- you're in over your head. So here's what I'd do -- I won't give you any money, but I will set you up in a hotel somewhere and I'll pay for an airplane ticket anywhere you want to go.
Marlena: Hey, I'm so sorry to break this up, but John and I have to hit the road.
John: Yes, we have more merriment to look forward to.
Marlena: As if that were even possible. [Chuckles]
John: Thank you, Mary.
Marlena: Got it?
John: Merry Christmas to all.
Stefano: Merry Christmas.
John: And to all a good night.
Stefano: [Sighs] Darling, are you sure you're all right?
Nicole: Yeah. Why wouldn't I be?
Lexie: Everything is so beautiful.
Julie: Oh, Merry Christmas, darling.
Lexie: Merry Christmas. And here's our hero here. Thanks to you, Bo, this is the most wonderful, wonderful Christmas ever.
Abe: [Chuckles] Yeah. We've had a lot of excitement today, so we're gonna sit down over here for a while, huh? [Chuckles]
Hope: You did good work, Brady. Good work.
Bo: I had a little help. I'll explain to you later. Right now, I want to get a hug from my little girl.
Hope: Go ahead. Hey, come here.
Doug: Okay, everybody, it's that time.
Julie: Oh, yes, uh, grandma has dozed off, and Uncle Mickey says he's gonna sit with her, and he wants us all to start trimming the tree.
Maggie: And we all know how much she'll love seeing it in the morning.
Bo: Whoa, whoa, whoa. There you go.
Julie: Oh, cute.
Bo: Got that?
Hope: Thank you.
Julie: Thank you, sweetheart.
Hope: Grab yours, honey. There you go. Look how beautiful your Christmas ornament is. Okay, ready?
Bo: You got mommy?
Hope: Let's do it together. What do you think?
Doug: Very good.
Maggie: Beautiful. It's gorgeous.
Abe: Very good.
Bo: Be careful.
Julie: There you go.
Hope: That is such a beautiful tree.
Bo: Merry Christmas, everyone.
John: Why did you bring me here?
Marlena: Because this is what Christmas really is about.
Julie: It is so beautiful.
Maggie: Merry Christmas.
Julie: Oh, honey.
Maggie: [Gasps] Merry Christmas, darling.
Marlena: Thank you.
Lucas: Maybe it's over here. Uh, excuse me. Where's my ornament?
Chelsea: Oh, you don't have an ornament? I guess that means you cease to exist, you know.
Julie: No way. Now, grandma may be under the weather, but she is still Alice Horton.
Lucas: Thank you.
Julie: Darling, you let Chloe open it.
Lucas: All right.
Chloe: Oh, my God. I can't believe this. Thank you so much.
Doug: Well, you know what it is and you know what to do with it. [Laughter]
Lucas: All right.
Brady: Maybe I could -- I could talk to Marlena. She could help you find a way to tell E.J. the truth.
E.J.: Brady. You're still here?
Brady: Just about to go.
E.J.: Let me show you to the door.
Brady: No, please. That's okay. I can show myself out. Enjoy your party.
Nicole: Merry Christmas, Brady.
Brady: Have a good night. [Door closes]
E.J.: Well, with John and everybody showing up, this certainly wasn't the, um, quiet Christmas Eve we were expecting. Is everything okay with you?
Nicole: Can I ask one more thing for Christmas?
Nicole: Could everyone please stop asking me that?
Tony: Well, excuse me. I'm on my way out. Merry Christmas.
Nicole: Merry Christmas, Tony.
E.J.: Tony, if you're about to issue another warning, I can assure you, I'm on top of everything.
Tony: Yes, I know you think you are.
E.J.: You know, darling, maybe we should go next door. Father's sitting there alone.
Tony: You know, you just don't get it, do you? Father can be in a stadium with thousands of people. He'd still be alone.
E.J.: Good night, Tony.
Tony: Good night. [Door closes]
Nicole: Wow, it's so beautiful with the lights off.
Stefano: I was hoping that you would think so. Well...I think it's time for me to retire, give the two of you a little bit of privacy, huh?
Nicole: Merry Christmas, Stefano.
Stefano: Merry Christmas, darling. You know [Chuckles] I cannot help thinking about next year when we are all together hanging up another stocking for the newest member of our family. Mm. I'm a very happy man.
E.J.: Me too.
Chloe: I am such a klutz. I'm sorry.
Maggie: Honey, it's okay. We'll have a new one made for you next year.
Lucas: That's right. The only thing that matters is we're together.
Marlena: Mm. That's Belle, Sami. What?
John: It just hit me.
Marlena: What did?
John: How much everybody... needs to remember.
Doug: So, before we begin the musical portion of our program today... I would just like to say how wonderful it is that we are together -- the people in this room, that extraordinary woman upstairs, and all the friends and loved ones in our hearts. I'm eternally grateful that I have a place on that tree and in this family. And so I would like to say...to the Horton family and all its honorary members.
Maggie: Hear, hear. Cheers.
Marlena: Well said. Bravo.
Doug: And now...Chloe, if you please. ["Silent night" plays]
Chloe: Silent night holy night all is calm all is bright 'round yon virgin mother and child holy infant so tender and mild sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace silent night holy night son of god love's pure light
John: Dr. Taylor, John Black. It's Christmas, and I want -- no, actually, I need to remember my life. I need to know who I am.
Chloe: Jesus Lord at thy birth Jesus Lord at thy birth
Nicole: Help me. Please help me.
Chloe: Jesus Lord at thy birth
Nicole: Can you forgive me? I won't ever push you away.
Rafe: Time for your present. Trust me, you're gonna light up like the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza.
Melanie: That is what Christmas is all about.
Stephanie: Is that why you came over here, Melanie, to give us the meaning of Christmas?
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