Days of Our Lives Transcript Thursday 9/29/11
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Daniel: I am crazy about you.
Daniel: And I want your smile--that smile right there-- to be the last thing I see at night... and the first thing I see every morning. I think we're ready for this.
Daniel: What the hell?
Jennifer: Oh... my god.
Jack: [Exhales deeply] Hi, Jennifer.
John: What are you thinking about?
[Laughs] I was thinking how much I love being home... and what a nice night this has been.
John: And how much you hate not being able to tell your friends and family the real reason we're here.
Marlena: Hate it.
John: I thought we decided it wasn't a good idea--not yet, anyway.
Marlena: Oh, I know, John. We can trust our family.
John: Of course we can. And we'll tell them... eventually, but not tonight. I have no intention of ruining this evening for everyone.
Jack: I'll be right back.
Abe: Uh, yeah, Terri-- if you can just wait for me over there, I'll be--thank you.
Roman: Okay, let me guess. You are about to make your reelection bid official.
Abe: Well, you found me out.
Roman: Well, with all the happy surprises today, it's not exactly a shocker. Plus, you are the best mayor this town's ever had.
Abe: Well, thank you, buddy. But you know, uh, running unopposed is kind of anticlimactic. But since it's important to Lexie that I make a big splash-- my wife is right as she always is.
Roman: Yeah, but there is a reason you're running unopposed, 'cause nobody else would stand a chance.
Lexie: Ooh, I see we're both in agreement here. My husband is a--
Roman: Wha-- what the hell is that?
[Chuckles] Hey, good to see you.
Kate: Now this clambake is about to get interesting.
John: Why is that bastard here?
Laura: Is that Stefano DiMera over there? He's not on the guest list.
Rob: Things are about to get interesting.
Laura: Oh, they already are.
Marlena: Well, Stefano being at a celebration like this can only mean one thing.
Rob: Yeah, trouble.
Laura: Oh, my pencil is poised!
Marlena: So there's only one thing to do.
John: What's that?
Marlena: Ignore him.
Stefano: So what have I missed?
Kate: What did you miss? Let's see. Um, a potato sack race and a pie-eating contest--
Stefano: All right.
EJ: She exaggerates a little bit.
Kate: I am just so glad you agreed to come.
Stefano: Well, listen, what Horton-Brady shindig is complete without a DiMera?
EJ: Right... or three.
Stefano: I, uh... I think it is time for me to say my hellos. Don't you think so?
Stefano: Excuse me. I shall be back. Well, well, well, well...
John: And what do you want?
Stefano: Well, I just thought it would be a nice thing to come here and welcome you back home. And you... my lovely queen of the night. And, you, it's good to see you on both feet at last.
John: [Chuckles] Go to hell.
Stefano: [Chuckles] Ah, yes, charming as ever. Anyway, have a good evening. I know I will.
John: Yeah, he's up to something.
Marlena: He always is.
John: Yeah, but it's worse this time. I feel it in my bones.
Lexie: Ah, sorry. Apparently my family doesn't think it would be a party without them crashing it.
Roman: Well, I've got an idea. Why don't we pretend they're just not here, okay? I'll go find a waiter, get us some drinks.
Lexie: Um, listen, I was going to, uh, surprise you, but... I'm so excited I have to tell you.
Lexie: Well, I found the perfect space for campaign headquarters, just across from the square.
Lexie: Honey, no, it'll help people to associate all the great changes coming to Salem with you.
Abe: You are something else.
Marlena: Isn't it just about time for you to make an announcement?
Abe: Uh, I think so.
John: We're really glad we're here to see it, Abe.
Abe: Not half as glad as I am.
Lexie: And just so you know, Bo and hope aren't the only ones with surprises up their sleeves. I have one of my own.
Daniel: Well, in answer to your earlier question, I'm Daniel Jonas. We weren't expecting you to drop in.
Jack: That's you being funny, isn't it?
Daniel: Actually, I'm not that funny at all.
Jennifer: I do not understand what you are doing here.
Jennifer: Really. Really, because you have been in the middle of some extended midlife crisis, so what are you doing here? We haven't heard from you in a year. Did you do your walkabout? Was it fun? Did you have a good time?
Jack: I know this is shocking, but dropping in like this was not my idea.
Jennifer: Did you call your children? Did you call them to tell them you weren't dead in a jungle somewhere, or were you gonna post it on their blog? Surprise!
Jack: You're mad, I get it.
Jennifer: Really? You think I'm mad, really?
Jack: Yeah, yeah. I'm a little mad myself, too, right now, you know? Problem is, I can't talk about this in front of this guy.
Jennifer: This guy? This guy that you wouldn't even shake hands with?
Jack: Look, this throws me, too. I have no idea who this guy is. I don't know him from a hole in the wall!
Jennifer: He has no idea who you are either. Now, I'm sure you weren't paying attention, but his name is dr. Daniel Jonas, and he is not going anywhere.
Jack: All right. Excuse me for a minute. Dr. Daniel Jonas, would you please mind letting me and my wife talk for a minute?
Jennifer: I am not your wife.
Jack: What did you say?
Jennifer: I said, "I am not your wife." We are divorced.
Stefano: You know, I must say... it is a lovely evening to be with my family... celebrating someone else's... [Chuckles] Memorial dedication. Salute.
EJ: You're not jealous, are you? [Laughs]
Stefano: Curious, Elvis. Curious, all right? 'Cause I wonder if anyone ever gave a thought to erecting a statue to me?
EJ: [Laughs] Oh, be careful what you wish for, father. You never know, they may erect an effigy.
Kate: I don't know--I would like to think that this family would accomplish more than could be summarized on a bronze plaque.
Stefano: Well, you know... tom and Alice Horton... I mean, they have been revered in this town and beloved by many.
Kate: Not by all.
Stefano: Oh, I don't know. I think we've got recognition for the accomplishments that we've had. And I don't think they're going to end very soon. Do you?
Abe: I can't believe you scored these fabulous new campaign digs. I don't know how many more surprises I can take.
Marlena: Are you going to keep us in suspense?
Abe: Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Lexie: [Laughs] Okay, okay, just wait until you hear me make my speech, okay? I'm going to tell this town exactly why you should be mayor for another four years.
Abe: Mwah. I want to keep this low-key.
Marlena: This is no time to be humble, Abe.
John: She's right.
Abe: Ah, my fan club.
Lexie: No, no, no, no, we are more than just your fans, okay? We are the people who know you best and love and trust you most. Okay, honey, this campaign matters. It's a big deal, okay?
Roman: All right, all right, everybody grab one here.
Lexie: All right.
Lexie: Thank you.
John: Thank you.
Roman: All right, Derek, thank you, appreciate it. Okay.
Lexie: To my husband the mayor... to the splash you are going to make today and for the next four years.
Roman: Well, my entire department is behind you.
Abe: Well, I hope so, since no one's running against me.
Roman: Well, there you go.
Abe: Thank you all... so much.
Lexie: Yeah, really, we are so blessed to have you all as friends and--whoo, boy--is Abe lucky to have Salem's finest, most upstanding citizens behind him. Let's drink to that one, huh?
Abe: All right!
Lexie: All right!
Jack: Wha-- what do you mean, "we're divorced"?
Jennifer: I mean, we are divorced.
Jack: Since when?
Jack: Since you abandoned your wife and your children.
Jack: Abandoned? I didn't abandon anybody!
Jennifer: I haven't seen you or heard from you since I left for Salem for my grandmother's funeral. The only way that I knew anything about you was from that stupid insipid blog that you made. Oh, no, wait, there was that sweet little text you sent me after I had heart surgery, Jack. Thanks for that.
Jack: I didn't know anything about that! You cannot divorce me without me!
Jennifer: Oh, yes, I can. I don't need you. I had a judge give me what I needed ex parte.
Jack: Ex parte? What? You can't do this to us!
Jennifer: What are you talking about? How can you say that to me? You dropped off the face of the earth. How can you even say that?
Jack: I can explain everything, if you just--
Jennifer: Explain what? What? Just--what? What? Waited--waited for your selfish, egomaniacal lifelong phase to resolve itself, Jack? Do you have any idea how much you hurt our children? Do you have any idea how hard it was every day to tell them that you still loved them, even though you were acting like a colossal jerk?
Jack: I love them. I love you.
Jennifer: You what? You don't love anybody. You love yourself, Jack!
Jennifer: Only what?
Chad: Oh, this is your dad?
Jack: I'm so glad to see you. I have missed you so much.
Jennifer: Oh, Jack.
Abigail: No, no, don't.
Abe: Mm, one sip--that's all I should have before I make my speech.
Lexie: Good point.
Terri: Mayor carver, it's time.
Lexie: Oh, thanks, Terri. So, are you ready, Mr. Two-term carver?
Abe: Well, I can't lose with you by my side.
Lexie: No, you can't.
Roman: Well, go get 'em, pard.
John: Good luck, Abraham.
Marlena: Break a leg.
Abe: Thank you.
Lexie: All righty. Excuse us.
Abe: Let's go.
Roman: I'm gonna get a fill-up.
Marlena: Hey, there you are.
Marlena: And where is Sami?
Rafe: Sami--I think she snuck off to kiss the kids good night.
Marlena: Oh, so adorable.
John: Pictures, video chats did not do them justice.
Rafe: They're amazing, amazing.
Marlena: Thank you for taking care of them, and of Sami.
Rafe: It has been my total pleasure.
Lexie: Ladies and gentlemen, if I can have your attention, please...
Kate: I hope your father gets back in time for this.
EJ: Hmm. How the hell did Abe get lucky enough to have a woman like Alexandra support him?
Kate: Oh, darling, that's one of life's many mysteries.
Lexie: It is my great pleasure to speak to you today about a very special man-- my husband... you mayor, Abraham carver.
Kate: She's his best weapon. You need one of those.
[Applause and whistling]
Chad: Abby, wait, wait, wait. Hold on, hold on, hold on.
Jennifer: Abigail, honey.
Chad: Hey, you know what? This isn't a good time right now, okay?
Jack: Abigail. Abigail. Look at me... please. I'm sorry.
Abigail: You're sorry? What the hell are you doing here?
Jack: I came back to see you and your mom.
Abigail: Why now?
Jack: I thought it had been long enough.
Abigail: Really? You know, your timing sucks, daddy. Did you even care that we were on our own when we needed you the most?
Jack: I tried to get back to you, but it is complicated.
Abigail: Yeah, air got a little thin up there at base camp three on Everest, right, dad?
Jack: I didn't know you read that blog.
Abigail: Yeah, of course I read that blog! It's the only way I knew if you were even alive or not, dad!
Jack: I got a lot of explaining to do! I understand that!
Abigail: Not one phone call... not one email... to me or JJ...
Abigail: Or mom? How could you be so selfish? Do you have any idea... how worried sick we've all been about you? You know, you can't just come back here and expect to pick up where you left off.
Jack: I never expected that. I never expected a lot of things.
Abigail: This is just so wrong.
Jack: You're telling me.
Jennifer: Sweetie, come here. Come here, sweetie. You know what? You've done enough, okay, Jack? You have done enough, don't you think?
Jack: Jennifer, this is not gonna get any better...
Jack: If we don't talk.
Jennifer: What are you-- I'm not talking to you.
Jack: You're not gonna keep me away from my daughter. Jennifer, Abigail...
Daniel: I think she was pretty clear about what she wants from you right now.
Jack: [Scoffs] You don't want to push me.
Daniel: No, I don't... but I will.
Lexie: On behalf of the Brady and Horton families, thank you all for being here to celebrate the grand opening of this wonderful new town square, in loving memory of and made possible by the very generous donation of two important dearly remembered members of the Salem community-- Alice and tom Horton.
Lexie: My name is dr. Lexie carver. Some of you may know me more officially as the wife of your esteemed mayor--Abraham carver.
Kate: This is perfect. Lexie just started speaking.
Stefano: Abraham carver does not deserve a woman like my daughter by his side.
Kate: [Chuckles] That's exactly what we were saying.
Lexie: Today is important for my family and ultimately for everyone here in Salem. It has been a pleasure to stand by my husband's side these last four years and watch him thrive and grow as Salem has thrived and grown around him.
Stefano: You know, Alexandra really is a very good public speaker.
EJ: Oh, yeah, absolutely. It's a shame she decided to put her cart behind an ass and not a horse.
Lexie: This bright future, which my husband helped foster, needs more of the same for another four years of growth and progress. And do I know the man for the job.
[Laughter and applause]
Daniel: I think you need to step back and give Jennifer and her daughter just a little space.
Jack: I don't care what you think.
Jack: You're my family, and I'm not deserting my family.
Daniel: You already did.
Jack: I don't care about some guy who just tries to break up families.
Jennifer: He didn't. And you're right--you don't have to listen to Daniel. But you have to listen to me. I want you to go.
Jack: Jennifer, I'm not going anywhere. I'm not going anywhere until we all talk to each other!
Jennifer: You stand here and talk to yourself, then, 'cause we are going.
Jack: What are you looking at?
Lexie: Now, as your mayor's wife, I'm sure you may think I'm being biased when I say that he is incredible. And, okay, maybe--maybe I am. But I can objectively tell you that this man was made for this job. He puts his heart and soul into it every day.
Kate: It's been a great evening all around, hasn't it? Full of surprises.
Stefano: And many more to come.
Lexie: Just this week, your mayor, along with the hardworking, dedicated Salem police department, apprehended the criminal responsible for the brutal attacks against women on the pier.
Lexie: There has been a precipitous drop in the crime rate during your mayor's term and an increase... in job creation, when nationally the country continues to suffer.
Lexie: And the city's pension plan is running a surplus, thanks to wise investments made in basic black's financial services division. Thank you, John Black.
Lexie: And thank you, mayor carver. I live with mayor carver. I see how tirelessly he works for you.
Lexie: He brings his work home every night, and he does it because he knows that his responsibility is to each and every one of you. When I saw the effect of the changes he was making every day, I never felt neglected. I felt pride... unbounded pride, ladies and gentlemen.
Lexie: And it goes beyond pride in the man I love and pride in the work he does. It's become a rallying cry for me. In saying that... while my own work is very important, well, there are many other skilled doctors in Salem. But there is no one like your mayor. So... I've reduced my work schedule so that I can work to support him... my husband, your mayor, in his bid for another four-year term.
[Cheers and applause]
Kate: Did you know she was going to do that?
Stefano: I did not.
Kate: That's quite a sacrifice.
Stefano: Well, Alexandra's very passionate about this, but she's due for a rude awakening.
EJ: When she wakes up, she's going to be very upset with me.
Lexie: I don't stand by just any man, ladies and gentlemen. I stand by this man.
John: She loves you a lot, man.
Abe: Well, it's getting a little embarrassing.
John: Yeah, well, just enjoy it... because in a moment's time, it can... just turn on a dime.
[Cell phone vibrating]
Rafe: Excuse me a second. I'll be right back.
Roman: All right.
Rafe: Yeah, there you are. I can hear you better now. What's up? Wait. What? [Chuckles] You sure about this?
Lexie: So, without going on any longer, I'm sure you all want to hear from this wonderful, dedicated, hardworking man yourselves-- the man I will be voting for in November and the man I will be telling all of you to vote for in November as often as you'll let me.
Lexie: Please join me, everyone, in welcoming your current and future mayor of Salem-- Abraham carver.
[Cheers and applause]
Abigail: Mom, did you know that dad was back in Salem?
Jennifer: Honey, no. I was just as shocked as you were, maybe even more.
Abigail: Why does he look like he just lost a pie-eating contest?
Jennifer: Daniel and I were standing by the cake, and your father fell on top of it.
Abigail: He what?
Jennifer: He's your father. He had to make a grand entrance.
Abigail: What did he say?
Jennifer: I don't know. I don't know what he was saying. He was just saying a lot of things.
Abigail: I bet he was hassling you, too, right?
Daniel: Uh, no, no, no. He doesn't even know me. I was asking your mom a question... and he just, uh, fell out of the sky. I wouldn't be too happy about it either, really.
Abigail: I don't understand. How could he show up today? How could daddy come here, of all days, today?
Jennifer: How? Because it's the same way he just disappears whenever he wants to.
Abigail: Well, did he say where he's been, besides every ashram from here to Laos?
Jennifer: No, I didn't even really let him speak.
Abigail: Yeah, well, neither did I. And I'm not going to.
Jennifer: Listen, I know that this is upsetting for you.
Abigail: For me? For you, for all of us.
Jennifer: Right, but the thing is, I can decide whether I want your father in my life, and you can't do that.
Abigail: The hell I can't, mom.
Jennifer: No, you can't, Abigail. Listen to me--he is your father. And he will always be your father. And I know that you don't like him right now, but he loves you very much.
Abigail: Does he? Because I really hate what he has done to you and to me and to JJ.
Chad: Abigail, come on. Abigail, look at me. You know I get this... better than most people. But at the end of the day, your mom is right. It doesn't matter what Jack did. He's always gonna be your dad. And you just--you kind of have to deal with that.
Abigail: Why? Why?
Chad: Look, I think what you need is some time, some space, and some air, okay? All right?
Abigail: Yeah, maybe you're right.
Chad: Is it okay with you if we, uh--we take her out of here?
Jennifer: Yeah, yeah, I think that's a really good idea.
Jennifer: Come here, sweetie. Mm. Look at me. I love you. I love you no matter what happens with your father. It's gonna be okay. We have each other, and we are gonna stick together, and we are gonna figure this out. Take good care of her.
Chad: Oh, I will.
Jennifer: [Sniffles] Oh, gosh.
Daniel: Hey, you, uh, could probably use some space to breathe, too.
Jennifer: No, no, I can't.
Daniel: It could help.
Jennifer: No, I don't want to go. I don't want to leave.
Jack: [Sighs] Uh, scotch neat, make it a double.
Bartender: I hear ya.
Jack: Good idea. I'll take them both.
Adrienne: Oh, my god. You could be the spitting image of my brother-- Jack.
Adrienne: Oh, it's you! Oh, Jack! Oh, god! I'm good about washing my face.
Adrienne: Oh, god. [Laughs] I'm so glad I came to the bar for a drink. I might never have known. Oh, god, Jack, I can't believe you're home.
Jack: Adrienne, you look great.
Adrienne: So do you. You look different. But, oh, god, I'm so happy to see you! Oh, my god, does Jennifer know you're back, and Abigail? What the...? What is on your jacket?
Jack: Uh, call it my just desserts.
Adrienne: I'm not gonna ask.
Jack: Probably better not to.
Adrienne: Yeah, yeah, yeah. They didn't know you were coming?
Jack: No, no, I just thought I'D... drop in.
Adrienne: Typical Jack. How could you do this? Where the hell have you been?
Jack: Uh... [Sighs]
Daniel: You don't want to go because Jack's here?
Jennifer: No. It's not because of Jack at all. This whole party, this whole dedication ceremony--this is for my grandparents. And just because my ex-husband falls through the cake, I am not gonna let him ruin this night.
Daniel: Right. I can't imagine how hard this is for you.
Jennifer: I'm fine. I'm fine. It's Abigail I'm worried about.
Daniel: Uh, yeah, I know, me too.
Jennifer: She's so angry at her father right now.
Daniel: She just needs some-- I'd say time to process.
Jennifer: Yeah. Yeah, and Jack needs some time to grow up a little bit, don't you think? I am so sorry for the way he treated you. That was not right.
Daniel: Hey, look, he thought I was moving in on his wife--
Jennifer: I am not his wife.
Daniel: Okay, well, you're not fine. Today has been a wonderful celebration of your grandparents' legacy. Nothing can ruin that.
Jennifer: You're right, I know, nothing.
Daniel: The party here is winding down, you know. Abe carver--he's gonna kick off his mayoral campaign. The tree is lit, and the square has been dedicated. So I think your grandparents would understand if you didn't want to be where Jack is.
Jennifer: You know what? I-I think you're right, yeah.
Daniel: So let me take you home before he falls out of the sky again.
Jennifer: Thank you.
Daniel: Okay, come on.
All: [Chanting] Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!
Lexie: And now I give you... mayor carver.
[Cheers and applause]
EJ: [Clears throat]
Lexie: What are you doing?
EJ: Excuse the interruption, citizens of Salem. My name is EJ DiMera. And I have something to share with you that is of the utmost importance.
Adrienne: Are you gonna tell me where you've been all this time, Jack, or not?
Jack: I will. I will. I just--it's just been a really hard day for me, and I just need for you to cut me some slack.
Adrienne: Do Jennifer and Abigail even know you're here? 'Cause you shouldn't be talking to me. You should be talking to them.
Jack: I tried talking to them.
Adrienne: You've seen them.
Jack: Hence the scotch.
Adrienne: Well, I'm sorry, Jack, but what did you expect, really?
Jack: I expected that they would listen to me, that maybe I could make them understand.
Adrienne: Tell you what. You practice on me. You get me to understand, okay? And good luck.
Jack: Thanks for the vote of confidence.
Adrienne: You tell me where you've been, and you tell me everything. You start at the beginning. You tell me why you left your family--precious family--high and dry. What the hell has been going on with you, Jack?
Daniel: Can I get you something?
Jennifer: No, thank you.
Daniel: I wish I knew what to say or what to do to make you feel better. I mean, Jack was, um... he is a very important part of your life. And whatever you're feeling now... whatever it is, I understand. If you need some time alone, uh, to deal with everything here, I completely understand that.
Jennifer: Thank you. Thank you.
Daniel: Okay. I'm gonna go. But if you do not want to be alone, you pick up the phone. You call me. I will be right back here in five minutes.
Daniel: Okay. Now, if you can, you rest... because I am here for you. No matter what, I am here for you. You know that.
Daniel: I love you.
Jennifer: [Sighs] [Sniffles] Oh, Daniel.
Jennifer: Please wait. Please.
Daniel: Okay. You don't--
Jennifer: [Crying] I don't want you to go. I don't want you to go. Please don't go. [Sniffles]
Daniel: I won't.
Lexie: Excuse me, I apologize for the interruption. Just give us a moment, please.
Abe: Just stay right there.
Lexie: What the hell do you think you're doing?
Abe: What's going on? What's going on?
EJ: Don't worry, Abraham. I promise I'm not going to take up too much of your air time.
Kate: Oh, this is going awfully well, don't you think?
Stefano: Ah, I think it's going better than I hoped.
Rafe: No, no, no, no, it's just-- does this have to happen now? Okay.
EJ: Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Horton family for this incredible evening and for all of the hard work that went into making it happen. I have just a few words before we go back to this lovely gathering. But I felt that it was important, before our mayor formally announces his intention to run for reelection... to say that he will not be running unopposed. I am formally declaring my intent to be the next mayor of Salem.
Carrie: You didn't bother to tell me? You knew, and you kept it to yourself.
Bo: What the hell?
Rafe: I hate to do this to you. I really do.
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