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Days of Our Lives Transcript Tuesday 12/30/08 - Canada; Wednesday 12/31/08 - U.S.A.
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Henderson: Miss Johnson, sir.
Philip: Stephanie? Wow. Beautiful.
Stephanie: Thank you. You too.
Philip: [Chuckles] Would you like a glass of champagne before we go? Henderson, open up a bottle.
Stephanie: Uh, no, no, no. I'm good. Good, good, good.
Philip: Well, good. That'll be all, Henderson. Thank you.
Henderson: Yes, sir.
Philip: You really do look beautiful.
Stephanie: Yeah, well, just one thing.
Philip: What's that?
Stephanie: I don't think I can go through with this.
Chelsea: So, what's it gonna be -- sex or football?
Maggie: I was just gonna make sure that your table is ready and not next to some of our more extreme revelers here.
Charlotte: Oh, thank you. I'm really looking forward to having a nice, quiet talk with Marlena.
Maggie: [Chuckles] The way the two of you look and dressed like you're dressed, having a nice, quiet talk on New Year's Eve? Tsk, tsk, tsk. What a waste.
Marlena: I couldn't agree less. I think new year's eve is overdone, overstated. It's just too loud, too frantic, too --
John: Too unpredictable.
Marlena: , My gosh.
John: So, what do you say, ladies? Is three a crowd?
Daniel: Ah, thanks for waiting. We can go now.
Kate: No, we can't.
Daniel: Excuse me?
Kate: Not until you tell me why you took yourself off Chloe's case.
Chloe: Because I asked him to.
E.J.: I don't have time for this! Don't you guys know it is New Year's Eve?! [Beeps] Thank you for being on hold. I'll be right there.
Tony: Oh, problem.
E.J.: You could say that. Where the hell is Nicole?
Nicole: [Clears throat] Now, uh, given the situation, this baby's gonna have to be pretty specific.
Dr. Baker: It's not a genetic buffet line, you know.
Nicole: Well, I would take any baby I could get, but E.J. has to believe it's his child. Now look, the baby's gonna have to be white, and the mother will have to be as, uh, as far along as I would have been.
Dr. Baker: [Sighs]
Dr. Baker: I'm afraid...this isn't gonna happen.
Maggie: H, you made it. I hope you have a good time tonight.
Melanie: You know, I think the chances are excellent.
Philip: You can't go through with what? With tonight?
Stephanie: I feel like I've stumbled into a George Clooney movie, and I'm no Julia Roberts.
Philip: You're just as pretty as she is.
Stephanie: Liar. Thing is, if Julia gets lettuce in her teeth or spills a drink, she gets another take. I just know I'm gonna do something dumb.
Philip: I think you're being a little weird.
Stephanie: You just said, "that'll be all, Henderson." That's weird.
Philip: [Chuckles] Okay, okay. We'll change clothes and...make grilled cheeses. How about that?
Stephanie: But you've invited all these people.
Philip: I mainly invited you. And if you're not gonna have a good time, I don't want to go.
Philip: Okay, good.
Stephanie: No. No, no, no. I meant I'll go to Chez Rouge.
Philip: Man, you are totally confusing me.
Stephanie: I know. I'm confusing myself. It's just when you said that we could stay here and make grilled cheese, I knew I had nothing to worry about.
Lucas: Whoa, midnight already?
Philip: Don't bother knocking.
Lucas: [Chuckles] Sorry. Looks like he started the party without me.
Tony: Are you upset with Nicole?
Tony: Well, you sounded --
E.J.: It's a subconscious transference of anger, Tony.
Tony: Oh, you've been hanging around with Marlena again.
E.J.: I'm frustrated at my job. I am frustrated at the circumstances, and so I lashed out at her in absentia. Tony, I was going to ask her to marry me tonight.
Tony: "Going to"? What, you've changed your mind?
E.J.: No, it's just...I have to take this stupid phone call which has now morphed into a video conference call at the office, which means I'm not going to be here to explain to her when she gets back.
Tony: You have the ring?
Tony: And you said that Nicole is coming home this evening.
Tony: Well, then, there's no problem.
E.J.: Tony, did you listen to anything that I just said?
Tony: I take the conference call, you pop the question -- Happy New Year.
E.J.: No, Tony. I can't let you do that.
Dr. Baker: Miss Walker, do you know how many people there are that would like to have a baby like the one you described? Now, any mother that's even thinking about giving up her child already has four or five couples lined up ready to pay her expenses, her doctor fees, and a whole lot more.
Nicole: Money is not a problem. I'm gonna be a DiMera.
Dr. Baker: Yeah, you're gonna be. You're gonna be. You are not now. Now, how are you gonna get a baby if you find a mother, if you find a mother, and give her what, a vase?
Nicole: You worry about getting the baby. I will worry about the rest. Nothing is gonna keep me from having a baby. Do you hear me? Nothing.
Tony: You don't think I can handle a video call?
E.J.: I know you can handle a video call, Tony. I just don't think Father wants me to shirk my responsibilities.
Tony: Ah. This fire you have to put out... that erupted on New Year's Eve that demands you leave home and go to the office, did you see that ring?
E.J.: No, I didn't.
Tony: So all of a sudden, there are investors who are nervous. Demand more time, more than you anticipated. I wonder who -- what -- stirred things up?
E.J.: Tony, I don't care to listen to your conspiracy theories.
Tony: Just another shot in the dark here. Has dear old dad given you advice on your personal life?
E.J.: I have to get going, Tony.
Tony: Is he distracting you and your relationship with Nicole by filling your hours with family business? Bull's-eye.
E.J.: Tony...if -- and I mean if -- Father is trying to take control of my life, that does not mean he's going to succeed. I'm certainly not somebody who's gonna roll over and play dead.
Tony: Ah, well, that's the spirit. Spit in his eye. I'll take the conference call. You pop the question, right?
Tony: No. No, of course not. I didn't think so. Well, don't say I didn't warn you.
E.J.: It's just a business call, Tony.
Tony: Yeah. You keep telling yourself that.
John: You don't seem very happy to see me.
Marlena: Maybe I'm just a bit surprised. Maybe I'm reading the signs all wrong. Weren't you the one that left early on Christmas Eve without a word? And didn't you say to me that you were gonna spend New Year's Eve alone? I had the impression that you were not in the mood to party down.
John: I changed my mind. Is there a problem with that?
Charlotte: It's certainly A...problem for me.
Maggie: Ted, take good care of my very under-aged friend Melanie.
Melanie: Diet soda, Maggie.
Maggie: Okay, keep it that way.
Guy: Looks like you're on a pretty short leash. Maybe we could find a better party somewhere else.
Melanie: I'm sorry. I'm meeting somebody.
Guy: Lucky kid.
Melanie: Oh, he's no kid. He is a Titan of industry.
Max: Sex or football. What do you mean by that?
Chelsea: Well, when a guy says that he wants to talk, it's usually about one of those two things.
Max: Okay. Well, let's talk about football because I'll still be watching it in the New Year.
Max: Mm-hmm. Yeah, I can't talk about sex because -- well, except, theoretically, because I'm giving it up.
Chelsea: "Giving it up."
Max: My New Year's resolution.
Chelsea: That's a good one. Actually, I'm giving up canoeing.
Max: You don't even -- I get it.
Chelsea: Yes, because, you see, the best new year's resolutions -- the ones that you're actually going to keep -- is where you give up something that you don't even really like in the first place. So unless you're in the minute minority...
Chelsea: You like sex.
Max: Sure. I just don't like all the stuff that comes along with it.
Chelsea: Look, Max, I'm truly very sorry about what happened with you and Stephanie, but look, if -- if you have a bad batch of shrimp, are you gonna stop eating food altogether for the rest of your life?
Max: I don't want to talk about this anymore because you're not taking me seriously.
Chelsea: Oh, come on. Lighten up. Look, okay, I'm on my way to Chez Rouge to go meet my grandmother, because a very unheard of situation, we have something to celebrate.
Chelsea: So you should come. It'll be like a huge blowout. It'll be really fun. And...I promise that I won't make fun of you.
Max: You're such a liar. But all right. There's nothing worse or dangerous than feeling sorry for yourself alone in a room.
Chelsea: That's right.
Max: I'm gonna go let someone know that I'm taking off then.
Chelsea: Oh, wait. Uh, actually...I just remembered that you can't come.
Kate: So, you told Daniel you don't want him to be your doctor?
Chloe: I asked him to refer me to someone else.
Kate: Well, what, do you have a problem with him? He's the best doctor here. You saw what he did for me.
Daniel: Can I just say one thing? I mean, this is Chloe's decision.
Chloe: No, it's okay. It's okay. It's just that -- I just -- I think it will be less complicated and less personal if I have my own doctor.
Kate: [Chuckles] "Less personal"? You gave me your bone marrow, all right? So it matters to me personally that you have the best doctor you can get.
Chloe: If you're worried about me, Kate --
Kate: Of course I'm worried about you.
Chloe: Well, just know that I just had a checkup with Dr. Johnson and I'm fine. Everything's going exactly the way it's supposed to. So, don't stress. You can't have any stress, Kate, so, please, let's just drop it.
Kate: All right. None of my business, right?
Chloe: Well, you know, I'm gonna change and I'll see you at the party.
Kate: Actually, since you talked about reducing my stress, there's something I would like to talk to you about.
Daniel: Okay, well, I'll let you guys talk about it.
Kate: No, no. It involves the two of you.
E.J.: There you are.
Nicole: And a pleasant Happy New Year to you, too.
E.J.: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to snap at you.
Nicole: It's okay. And why aren't you getting ready for the party?
E.J.: Because there's not going to be a party. I'm sorry. I've been waiting back here to tell you.
Nicole: Tell me what.
E.J.: I have to go into the office to do a video conference call with Hong Kong. I'm -- I'm really sorry.
Nicole: Video conference, indeed. How dare you run your business, support your family when I want to party. I'm so over you.
E.J.: [Chuckles] You're not mad?
Nicole: E.J., after everything you've done for me, I mean, do you really think I'd be upset over some business thing?
E.J.: Thank you.
Nicole: You're welcome.
E.J.: I tell you what, I will be as quick as I can. Then I can run back here and we can ring in the New Year, just the two of us.
Nicole: Mm, if I'm still awake. That's one of the reasons I'm not upset about the party. I'm suddenly so exhausted.
E.J.: Well, listen, why don't you take a nap and we'll just see how you feel when I get back?
Nicole: E.J., I know I haven't been easy to live with.
E.J.: Don't say that.
Nicole: And that is just another thing that I love about you. And whatever this pregnancy is doing to me, when the baby is born...I promise you, you are gonna be the proudest father in the world. I promise you a Happy New Year. I promise.
Philip: Where you going?
Stephanie: I'm sorry. I have a friend who wants to talk to me about shoes and I didn't want you to hear me having such a trivial conversation.
Stephanie: She is wearing slingbacks. I have to stop her.
Lucas: By the way, I like your shoes -- very flattering.
Lucas: Are things going well tween you two?
Philip: As a matter of fact, they are.
Kate: Thanks to you and to Daniel, I have a shot at getting well. But we know it's not a sure thing.
Chloe: Kate, don't say that.
Kate: No. Look, it's the truth, and I'm not hiding from it. But I do want to ask something of you.
Kate: Okay, I'm gonna hold you to that. I want to know that my sons are going to be happy. I want to see you and Lucas get married.
Chloe: Of course you will.
Kate: But of course doesn't really work here unless you move up the wedding date.
Daniel: Well, this really doesn't seem to be any of my business, so --
Kate: No, it is. Because I want you to tell her that what I'm saying is true. That if the transplant doesn't work, I don't have much time.
Chloe: I don't know what to say.
Kate: Okay, then, I am going to tell you what to say. You're going to say, "Kate, I'll do anything you want." Chloe, you need to think about this, and you need to talk to Lucas, yes?
Chloe: Yes, of course I'll talk to him. And I'm gonna be late meeting him, so I'll see you later at Chez Rouge.
Daniel: Well, that was a cheery conversation. This couldn't have waited till tomorrow?
Kate: Oh, no time like the present I always say. So, we're alone. What's going on between you two?
Charlotte: John, I'm your doctor, your therapist. It's just not appropriate for me to hang out with you socially.
John: Well, I'm sorry, but I don't know what the problem is.
Charlotte: Well, maybe Marlena can explain it to you, then.
John: No, you don't have to go. I will. I don't want to interfere with your evening.
Charlotte: No, no, Marlena and I were just gonna have a drink together. You're not ruining my evening. Another time, then. Happy New Year.
Marlena: Happy New Year to you, Charlotte.
Charlotte: And to you, Mr. Black. Have a good evening.
John: I really didn't know that it wasn't appropriate.
Marlena: Yeah. Right.
John: Excuse me?
Marlena: John, if you would have wanted to see me tonight, all you had to do was ask.
Doug: Another New Year's Eve together.
Julie: And you are still the most gorgeous man that ever came to Salem.
Doug: [Chuckles] I love the way you lie. To you, my love.
Philip: Happy New Year, Maggie.
Maggie: Happy New Year. Stephanie, you look beautiful.
Stephanie: Thank you.
Maggie: I'll make sure your table is ready.
Lucas: Ooh, wait a minute here. Hey, that must be Chloe. Nice. Okay, I'll be right there.
Philip: You know, it's not too late to make a break and go make tuna melts.
Stephanie: No, no. Now that we're here all dressed up and the balloons and everything, I think it's gonna be really fun.
Melanie: Hey, you guys. I didn't know you'd be here. Happy New Year.
Philip: You were saying?
Daniel: There is nothing going on between Chloe and me.
Kate: Nothing positive. So, she dislikes you so much, she doesn't want to have you as her doctor?
Daniel: You know, who cares how Chloe and I get along or don't get along? All that matters is that you make a complete recovery.
Kate: Yeah. So, Kayla Johnson...
Daniel: Is terrific, okay? And you don't have to worry about Chloe.
Kate: Oh, but I do, you see. Because even if it doesn't have anything to do with you, someone or something is bothering that girl.
Nicole: Chloe. Oh, gosh, are you all right?
Chloe: Thank God you're here. I really need to talk to you.
Max: [Chuckles] So, you're worried I'm going to see Stephanie.
Chelsea: I'm honestly a little more worried about her seeing you.
Chelsea: Max, you can give up sex for yourself, that's fine, but, uh, Stephanie shouldn't know that.
Max: How would she know that?
Chelsea: Don't take this the wrong way, but by looking at you. I mean, you kind of just are giving off this slacker vibe who has given up on...everything, except for maybe watching the occasional rerun of "Saved by the Bell."
Max: Okay, your jokes are cruel and deliberately hurtful.
Chelsea: Put on that suit that you never wear. Turn some female heads when you walk in.
Max: [Chuckles] I don't need a suit for that.
Chelsea: You're right. You actually need more than just a suit. You need the attitude.
Chelsea: Resolutions don't kick in till January 2nd.
Max: Is that right?
Chelsea: Everybody knows that. My point is, you should just go out and have fun, a lot of fun. Fun being the operative word.
Philip: What are you doing here?
Melanie: Well, the same thing you guys are doing here. I'm celebrating New Year's with my friends.
Stephanie: They must be imaginary.
Maggie: Your table is all set. Come on in.
Stephanie: Thank you.
Julie: Melanie. I'm glad to see you're not all work and no play.
Melanie: Hi. Happy New Year.
Julie: How's your little project coming along?
Melanie: I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about.
Julie: No? You're afraid that I'm on to you. And you should be.
Lucas: Well, that was Mom on the phone. She's on her way over.
Philip: Cool. Where's Chloe?
Lucas: That, my boy Philip, is a very good question.
Chloe: Well, I'm sorry that E.J. has to work, but I'm so glad that we finally get to talk.
Nicole: Yeah, me too.
Chloe: Well, I wasn't sure that you'd want to. Kind of seemed like you were avoiding me.
Nicole: No, no, no. Really I've just been busy trying to plan for the baby and... so, what did you want to talk to me about?
Chloe: Oh, God. Now that I've dragged you down here, I'm not so sure it's a good idea.
Nicole: Oh, come on, Chloe. You have to spill. You look like you lost your best friend.
Chloe: [Sighs] Something bad has happened, and I don't know what to do.
Daniel: Just wrap that.
John: I keep doing things wrong that...I don't know are wrong.
Marlena: Charlotte is your therapist. I am your ex-wife who...at the very least, cares so much about what happens to you.
John: I see. So that means that we're not supposed to be together on New Year's Eve?
Marlena: No, we shouldn't be playing games like this.
John: You keep saying "we," but you mean me, don't you?
Marlena: When you disappeared on Christmas Eve, without a word, did it occur to you that I might be worried about you?
John: Well, what if I can't explain what I did that night?
Marlena: Well, then, talk to Charlotte at a regularly scheduled appointment.
John: Well, it's certainly occurring to me now that I have worried and upset you.
Marlena: Look, John, I'm not trying to punish you, but we are not a normal couple out for New Year's Eve. Look, I'm thrilled to pieces that are in therapy, that you're taking care of yourself, but I don't like the feeling that somehow you're working me.
Julie: Oh, Marlena. Good night.
John: Oh, way to go, black. That was -- that was really smooth.
Marlena: Happy New Year.
Lucas: Hey, Chloe, it's me. Where are you?
Chloe: So, now Kate is pushing to move up the wedding date, and this isn't about Lucas. I just worry that -- that there's a part of me that's not ready to settle down.
Nicole: Okay, Chloe, do you want to tell me what's really going on here?
Nicole: Someone else?
Chloe: Yes. But nothing's happened and nothing's going to happen.
Nicole: Well, that's clear as mud. Do you want something to happen?
Chloe: No. It's just...
Nicole: That old black magic?
Chloe: Stop it. It's not funny. At least to me it isn't.
Nicole: I'm not laughing at you. Really, I'm not, but do you really want to leave Lucas?
Nicole: Good. 'Cause as much as I hate to say this, you two are great together, especially since I married him and broke him in for you. [Both laugh]
Chloe: I-I love Lucas.
Nicole: There's a real but hanging in the air there.
Chloe: But I -- I wonder if I should be completely honest with him and just tell him about this.
Nicole: Oh, boy. Okay, let's see -- where do I start? Mm. Number one -- if you were a guy and you had the hots for someone, you wouldn't think twice about it. And number two -- men need to think that theirs is the only song you dance to. So if you were honest with Lucas, you could screw up something so beautiful for absolutely no reason.
Chloe: You seem really sure about this.
Nicole: Honesty is a luxury very few of us can afford. [Cellphone ringing] Oh, sorry. I-I-I have to get this. [Clears throat] Hello?
Dr. Baker: I might have found a baby.
Nicole: Oh, yes!
Dr. Baker: But the situation is volatile.
Nicole: Okay, um, I'll be right there. I-I'm sorry. I have to go.
Chloe: Nicole, what's going on? You look...
Nicole: Happy? Yeah! Happy New Year, Chloe. And, please, keep your mouth shut with Lucas, okay? Just don't say anything. Next year is gonna be wonderful. Bye.
Tony: Oh, my, you're back sooner than I thought. Did all go well?
E.J.: It did. It also went very fast. I certainly made sure of that. Well, don't let me keep you, Tony.
Tony: Oh, E.J., you don't want me to stay and have a nice, long chat with you and Nicole?
E.J.: Um, no. I don't think so.
Tony: [Chuckles] Hmm. E.J. [Laughs] [Sighs] By the way, um, Happy New Year.
E.J.: Yes. I think it will be. Goodbye, Tony.
Tony: Bye. [Door closes]
E.J.: Nicole, darling. Nicole? Well... I suppose the, uh...bedroom will work just as well.
Kate: Hello, everyone.
Maggie: It's good to see you.
Kate: And we will have a bottle of your best champagne. Keep it coming because this whole evening is on me tonight.
Lucas: Well, well.
Kate: Yes, yes, yes.
Philip: Seems like she's in a good mood.
Stephanie: I think you are, too.
Philip: Yeah, she just seems like she's back to her old self.
Stephanie: Is my hair falling down?
Philip: No, it looks beautiful.
Kate: So, where's Chloe?
Lucas: I don't know. [Clears throat]
Nicole: Please tell Dr. Baker I'm on my way. And don't let him leave before I get there.
Kate: To another year of health. [Chuckles]
Philip: Hear, hear.
Kate: And to peace and happiness for my sons.
Lucas: Only your sons, right?
Kate: No, I want peace and happiness for everyone. I just want you and Philip to have a little bit more.
Philip: Well, that's my Mom.
Philip: I'll drink to that.
Kate: I don't think Stephanie wore that dress and those shoes just to sit there. Why don't you ask her to dance?
Lucas: Ooh, same old Mom.
Philip: Uh, want to go dancing?
Stephanie: I love how spontaneous that was.
Chelsea: So, was it completely a terrible idea for me to invite you here?
Max: No. No, it's completely fine. I'm just gonna get some air, though.
Philip: So, are you having any fun at all?
Stephanie: Of course I am. Now shut up and dance.
Max: So, what are you up to tonight?
Kate: Why don't you give Chloe a call? I'm getting a little concerned.
Lucas: I called her three times already.
Kate: I thought something was bothering that girl.
Lucas: What do you mean?
Kate: Oh, it's nothing. I'm sure she's gonna be here. She's gonna be here, and she'll have a wonderful reason for being late.
Chloe: Daniel, what are you doing here?
Daniel: I'm on my way home to change.
Chloe: Me too. I'll see you later.
Daniel: Chloe, maybe we should talk.
Chloe: No, I don't think that's such a good idea. I'll see you around. Aah!
Maggie: Okay, everybody. It's eight minutes until 2009. [Cheering]
Melanie: Uh, what do you mean what am I doing?
Max: I mean, what's up? Like, hey, how are you? Hi. Hola.
Melanie: Oh, sorry. I didn't -- I didn't mean to sound paranoid.
Max: Right. Anyway, Happy New Year. I hope this year's better than the last one.
Melanie: That makes two of us.
Max: I really hope everything goes great for you, Mel. I do. So...
Melanie: Me too, Max. Me too.
Philip: Oh! I'm so sorry.
Stephanie: It's okay. It was an accident. Um, save my place.
Marlena: Did you...
John: That's right. I followed you. I wanted you tell you that I'm sorry. I know I hurt you earlier. That's not what I wanted to do. I'm sorry.
Marlena: Happy New Year, John. Thank you for saying that.
E.J.: Um...did Nicole tell you where she was going, Mary?
Mary: I'm sorry. I didn't even know she'd left. Is there anything I can get you, sir?
E.J.: No. No, that will be all. Have a Happy New Year.
Mary: Thank you, sir. The same to you.
Nicole: Aah, gosh!
Nicole: Oh, my God. Oh, no.
Daniel: How does that feel?
Daniel: At the very least, it's sprained. We're gonna have to take you to the hospital.
Chloe: No, I can't, okay? Oh! Ow!
Daniel: Yeah, you're not gonna be able to walk home like that.
Chloe: No, it's okay. I'm -- ohh!
Daniel: Okay, that settles it.
Maggie: We have 1 1/2 minutes. [Cheering] [Laughter]
Melanie: Did you, uh, lose your dance partner, Philip?
Philip: Subtle, Melanie. Very subtle.
Melanie: What, you think I had something to do with that?
Philip: Didn't you?
Melanie: If I did, you should be flattered, right? That you can drive me to extremes like that?
Philip: Melanie, driving you to extremes is a very short trip.
Chelsea: I guess we should head back to the table now.
Max: Actually, I...kind of like it right here. You know?
Chelsea: Yeah, no, no. I do, too.
All: 5...4...3...2...1. Happy New Year!
Max: Happy New Year.
Chelsea: Happy New Year.
Rafe: You're still trying to find a way to get around me, aren't you?
E.J.: It's my fault. I'm the reason that she left.
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