Days of Our Lives Transcript Tuesday 2/21/12
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Jennifer: Listen, as I have already told you, the accusations against Mayor Carver, they are baseless. He would not and did not tamper with the ballots. Well, I can assure you that the investigation will exonerate him. What does EJ DiMera think? I have no idea, why don't you call his publicist? What? No, I don't have her number. You idiot.
Jack: Is everything all right--aah!
Jennifer: Gosh, Jack.
Jack: I'm sorry, the door was unlocked and--
Jennifer: You scared me half to death.
Jack: I didn't think you could hear me.
Jennifer: The phone has been ringing since the sun came up. I have ringing in my ears, every second.
Jack: That bad, huh?
Jennifer: Yes, that bad. What do you need? What's going on?
Jack: Well, I was hoping maybe you'd have a minute.
Jennifer: No, I don't have a minute. I am in damage control hell, Jack.
Jack: Well, I can see that you're really very busy here, but there's something I need to talk to you about. Something that's even more important.
Carrie: John, don't worry, I'll have everything taken care of, I promise. Great. Hey.
Carrie: How was your run?
Austin: Oh, it was good, good. One of the great runs of my life. Wish you could have been a part of it.
Carrie: Yeah, sorry, I just-- I have so much to do here.
Austin: Carrie, hey. You've been at it all night.
Carrie: I know, it's just this damn time difference between here and Alamania.
Austin: You didn't come to bed last night. You're burying yourself in your work. I can't help but feel like you're avoiding me, maybe just, you know, little bit.
Carrie: Don't be ridiculous.
Austin: I really don't think I am. Do you?
Jennifer: Jack, Abe's reputation has been shattered. He could be facing criminal charges. What could be more important than that right now?
Abigail: Hi, Mom.
Jack: As I said, I know you're dealing with a lot here, but there's something we need to talk about. Just the three of us.
[Knock on door]
Marlena: Surprised to see me?
Sami: Well, yeah. I mean, I thought you were going out of town.
Marlena: We are. Just a few things we have to take care of first.
Sami: So what brings you by?
Marlena: Did you want to invite me in?
Marlena: Good, thanks. I was hoping I could see the grandchildren before we left.
Sami: Well, you're a bit late for that. They're in school already.
Marlena: Oh, I'm sorry. I should have called.
Sami: Yeah, that would be nice.
Marlena: And although I'd like to see the grandchildren, I really wanted to talk to you too.
Rafe: Yeah. Sorry I didn't knock. I guess I keep forgetting I don't live here anymore.
Jennifer: Honey, uh, come sit down, sit.
Abigail: Mom, if this is a bad time--
Jennifer: No, no, no, no. This is not a bad time. You are my daughter. You are the most important. You matter the most.
Abigail: It's okay, you can answer that if you need to.
Jennifer: No, I don't need to, um, I don't need to. This is family time and reporters can wait.
Jack: Right. So, um, what Abigail wants you to know is--
Abigail: I hate fighting.
Jennifer: Sweetie, I hate fighting. I hate it so much. I have missed you.
Abigail: I miss you too. Mom, I know that you don't like the idea of me modeling for Mad World. But you don't have to worry, because--
Jennifer: I am so glad. You just made me the happiest mom in the world. You turned it down.
Abigail: Um, no. No, I was going to tell you that you don't have to worry because Melanie and I made up. So she'll always be there to watch out for me. Mom.
Jennifer: No, wait, but you--
Abigail: I thought I told you that I was doing this. I'm taking this job whether you like it or not.
Jennifer: Not. I don't like it, Abigail.
Jack: Okay, okay, I can see where this is going. Uh, Abigail. Remember, why did we come here? Did we come here to make peace or to start another round of modeling wars?
Abigail: Well, I thought you said she would understand.
Jack: Uh, yes. Jennifer, I know that you're trying to understand where Abigail's coming from.
Jack: Good, good. Get irritated with me all you want. Just as long as it's not with each other. You see how this works?
Both: We're not irritated with you.
Jack: And look, you both agreed on something. That's good. Okay, just keep it going, keep it going, keep it--okay. Let's just-- keep talking.
Austin: I know that you've been working hard. You've been working hard to help John and Marlena and Bo and hope.
Carrie: Exactly, because they're family, and I will do anything for family.
Austin: Okay, is it just me or does it feel like it's been one thing after another since we've been here in Salem?
Carrie: It's not always going to be this way. They're in trouble right now, and I need to help them.
Austin: They are, got it. They're in trouble and they need you. But I need you too. I can't fix this marriage on my own.
Carrie: I'm not asking you to.
Austin: Then would you please stop avoiding me like the plague? And let's-- let's just make an effort, okay? Let's make an effort, like we promised.
Carrie: Believe me, that is a promise that I intend to keep.
Austin: And I understand. Because life here can be a little distracting, right? And that's why I think that we should move back to Zurich. It's the only place where we only have us to worry about, Carrie.
Carrie: Um, I thought that you said we were going to think about Zurich. You know, not--not jump into anything.
Austin: I understand and I have. And I really think that this is the best decision for us. Don't you?
Carrie: No, I don't. I want to stay here, in Salem.
Rafe: Sorry if I interrupted.
Marlena: Not at all, we were just talking.
Sami: What are you doing here?
Rafe: I was just hoping I could see the kids. Maybe take them to school.
Sami: Oh, really? They're already at school, Rafe.
Rafe: Oh, right. Well, maybe I can take them tomorrow morning.
Sami: Yeah. Well, if you show up early enough.
Rafe: Will do. Okay. Marlena, I heard about-- what happened with the marriage, the divorce thing. Yeah, I ran into Bo at the pub. He filled me.
Marlena: Oh, I see. Hm.
Rafe: I'll do anything I can to help. Just let me know.
Marlena: Thank you.
Rafe: Yeah. Anyway, I'll see you tomorrow.
Marlena: Rafe, wait a minute. Don't go. You and Sami should talk.
Jack: Now, uh, Jennifer. What is it about this modeling job that you're so against?
Jennifer: Well, Abigail. Sweetie. I think that you are a beautiful young woman. And I just think that that is an industry that makes young women feel like they need to be perfect. Not that I don't think you're perfect already.
Jennifer: Because you are. And everybody that knows you, they think you are too, honey.
Abigail: Okay, Mom.
Jennifer: Okay, but I want you to be happy. And I love you. But I think it would be great if you stay in school. And go to football games. And be a part of a sorority. And write for the college newspaper. You know, the same experience that I was so lucky to have. You know?
Jack: Well said, Jennifer. Abigail, all right, you're up. Mm-hmm.
Abigail: Okay. Mom, everything that you have said so far has been very valid. But you want me to go to college. You want me to have the same experiences that you had?
Abigail: You were working a real job in college. You were writing. So, who do you think I take after?
Jennifer: Nobody ever asked me to be a model.
Jack: Though they should have.
Jack: Sorry, off point.
Abigail: Look. Mom, I know that you love me and you only want what's best for me, but I'm not a little kid anymore. You have to trust me and step back and let me go and trust that I'll make the right decisions. Because you and-- I've amazing parents to show me the way.
Jack: Well, said, Abigail.
Jack: So, Jennifer. What do you say?
Jennifer: When did this happen?
Jennifer: When did my little girl become so mature and responsible?
Jack: It's hard to believe, isn't it?
Jennifer: It is so hard to believe. It feels like yesterday we were just bringing you home from the hospital.
Abigail: I don't know.
Both: The cabin.
Jennifer: And now, look at you, you're-- I mean, I don't know. What is the word I'm looking for?
Abigail: Old, maybe?
Jennifer: No, that would be me.
Jack: No, that'd be neither of you, come on.
Abigail: Thanks, Dad. So, uh, are we okay?
Jennifer: Yes, we're okay. Honey, my goodness, of course, we're okay. I love you so, so, much.
Abigail: Me too.
Jennifer: And if this modeling thing is what you really feel you need to be doing, then I am behind you.
Abigail: Really, Mom?
Jennifer: Yes, really. But if anything goes wrong, you had better call me. I'm not even joking. Because you might a grown-up, but I am still your mother.
Jennifer: And I promise you, I will never, ever say, "I told you so." I just want to take care of you.
Abigail: I know. I will, I promise.
Abigail: I love you.
Jennifer: I love you, baby.
Abigail: All right, I better get to class. And, uh, don't worry if I'm a little bit late. I have some work-study hours to make up.
Jennifer: Oh, okay. What about dinner?
Abigail: Yeah, dinner with both my parents would be great. I wouldn't miss it. I love you guys.
Jennifer: Love you, baby. Wow. She's amazing, she's something.
Jack: Yeah, we certainly did a good job with that one. Now the boy, I don't know about. He's another story.
Jennifer: Jack. You did a great thing here. You know that?
Jack: Hey, somebody had to do something.
Jennifer: Don't be so modest. Thank you. You know, sometimes I wonder what we did without you.
Sami: Oh, my God. I cannot believe this is happening right now.
Marlena: You need to talk to Rafe. He is your husband.
Sami: This is between Rafe and me. You just find it impossible to stay out of our business, don't you?
Marlena: I would like to help.
Sami: You're doing what you always do. You ignore me for years at a time and then you just think you can swoop in and save the day. Well, I don't need your help. I don't want your help. I don't want you to save me from myself, okay?
Marlena: Rafe loves you.
Rafe: Yes, I do.
Marlena: I've never seen you happier. You love him too. And Sami, he loves you for exactly who you are. And you said to me, "He's a man I waited for my whole life." Now I don't know what happened between the two of you. But you can't fix it if you don't talk.
Sami: I'd like for you to get out, now.
Marlena: I'm not going anywhere.
Austin: Look, I really don't understand. I thought we were on the same page here.
Carrie: Yeah, I thought about Zurich a lot. But I kept coming back to something that Marlena said. She said that we can't run from our problems. So no matter where we go, our problems will follow us.
Austin: Okay. So what do you want to do?
Carrie: I want to stay here, in Salem, where we have family and friends to keep us going. I mean, you know, we both said that we wanted to stay here, right?
Austin: Yeah, we both said that we wanted to stay--
Carrie: Hey, hey, hey--
Austin: No, no, no, Carrie, but that was before--
Carrie: Stay here and we'll work on our marriage together. And we can finally build that life that we've always talked about. What do you think?
Austin: I think it doesn't matter. Wherever you are is where I want to be. Whether it's Salem or whether it's Zurich, I don't care. As long as I have you. I'm happy.
Carrie: Thank you.
Austin: Don't thank me just yet. We stay in Salem on one condition, all right? One condition only.
Carrie: What's that?
Austin: You let me take you on that romantic weekend getaway we talked about.
Carrie: I think I can handle that.
Austin: Then it's a deal. Okay, then I'm going to take a shower and think of some fantastic destination to take you to.
Carrie: Ooh, I don't get a say?
Austin: No, you don't get a say, this is my surprise. Trust me?
Carrie: Totally and completely.
Rafe: Why don't we just calm down here. Okay, everyone? Because the last thing that I want is the two of you to fight. Okay? Good. Marlena, thank you. I understand what you were trying here, but um-- I'm the one who messed things up. Who kissed Carrie and broke our wedding vows, so I'm the one who needs to make things right. Not you. Or you, Sami. Listen to me, I love you. I love you with all of my heart. And I am not going to stop until I make things right with you or with our family. Clearly you are tired of hearing me say that, so I'm just gonna stop right now.
Sami: Thank you.
Rafe: Well, I'll call you tomorrow, before I pick up the kids. Marlena, good luck with everything.
Marlena: Thank you.
Sami: All right, let's hear it.
Marlena: Hear what?
Sami: Your speech. I know you're dying to blame me for everything. Tell me that it's all my fault. So let's just get it over with. Go ahead. Say that it's my fault that my marriage is falling apart.
Marlena: All right, tell me what it is. Tell me what you'd like me to say.
Sami: I want you to admit that you think that I'm to blame for all my problems with Rafe.
Marlena: I never said that.
Sami: But you didn't deny it. Mom, he kissed my sister. How is that my fault?
Marlena: I-- I really don't want to get into this with you.
Sami: You're the one who showed up here. So we're going to have this out. Right here, right now.
Jennifer: Sit down, Jack.
Jack: You're glad I'm here. Well, I wasn't sure I'd ever hear that again.
Jennifer: Of course, I'm glad that you're here. And what you just did, you know, with Abby and me coming together like this. It was amazing. You really have changed.
Jack: I take it that's a good thing.
Jennifer: It's a good thing. You are who you are, Jack. You are the same smart, funny, zany man I fell in love with.
Jack: Let's not forget stubborn and irrational.
Jennifer: Yeah, well look who you're talking to. And you are still those same things. But then, at the same time, you've become the man I always knew you could be, Jack.
Rafe: Yeah, sorry.
Carrie: Uh, well, what are you doing here?
Rafe: I was just packing up some of my things. Heater again, you know.
Carrie: Ah, yeah, okay. Well, um, I'll come back when you're finished.
Rafe: No, no, no. Wait, wait, wait. Don't go.
Abigail: Hi. I got your message.
Austin: Thank you for coming down here so fast. Please, have a seat. Abigail, we are both adults. So I'm not going to sugarcoat this. I'm going to give it to you straight.
Abigail: Austin, stop. Stop, you don't have to do this. Not with me, okay? You know what you're going to say.
Jack: Are you sure you're not seeing what you want to see?
Jennifer: Yes, I'm sure.
Jack: Because I'm-- I really haven't changed. I'm the same old jerk--Jack that I've always been. Just this morning, this perfect stranger was trying to ask me the time and I-- I pretended I couldn't hear him because I didn't want to risk spilling my coffee on my-- on my cell phone. So you see, the fact is, I really haven't changed. I'm still the same old jerk.
Jennifer: Well, Jack, I mean, yeah, you're still you. You're still you, but the old Jack wouldn't have charged in here like you did today. Really, Abigail and I, we would have fought for weeks. I would have had to make the effort, and I would have to fix it. But today, I felt like-- I felt like I was part of a team, like I had a partner to look out for me.
Jack: Well, part, it only took me a couple of decades to get here.
Jennifer: It doesn't matter. Doesn't matter how long it takes, Jack. It matters that you're here. It matters that you care enough about our family to try. You're an amazing man, Jack. And it doesn't matter how many years of ups and downs it took for us to get here. I wouldn't change anything.
Carrie: I don't think it's a good idea that I stay here.
Rafe: Come on, come on. Would you just stay? Carrie-- listen, there's no use tiptoeing around the elephant in the room. We kissed and there's nothing we can do about it now. Now, I promise I'll keep my lips to myself if you think you can do the same. Sorry, it's a bad joke. Sorry.
Carrie: It's okay. No, it's okay, it's fine. You know what? I have a lot of work to do. This is fine.
Carrie: Okay. Where have you been? You haven't been working here.
Rafe: Mm, the library mostly. Yeah, it's quiet there.
Carrie: Ooh, yeah, it's hot here. Well, it is the library. Might be why it's quiet.
Carrie: I cannot wait till the lease is up on this hellhole.
Rafe: What? What do you mean? We've had some good times here, have we not?
Carrie: Yeah, we have.
Carrie: And, you know what? You paid rent on this place. This is just as much yours as it is mine.
Rafe: Oh, really?
Rafe: So what are you saying? I should leave the quality, temperature-controlled library and come back and work here?
Carrie: If you want to.
Rafe: Okay, I'll do that. I actually don't like the library. So many books.
Marlena: Is it a showdown? Do I get my dueling sword?
Sami: You want to talk? Let's talk.
Marlena: You don't want to talk, Sami. You want to take it out on somebody and that would be me.
Sami: Why do you do this? You always make me out to be the bad guy.
Marlena: Because more often than not, to tell the truth, Sami. History has shown that to be the case.
Sami: If that's true, Mommy Dearest, I learned it from the best. You taught me first-hand how to tear a marriage apart.
Marlena: How many times are we going to have this conversation?
Sami: You cheated on Daddy. You walked out on our family. You think I should just get over it, right? I mean, have you forgotten that I'm the one who witnessed it at 15 years old. I had to see that. And you didn't try to save your marriage. You walked out on him. And you went to John. You started a new family and you left us all behind. You never looked back.
Marlena: Your father moved on. He's John's finest champion. Why can't you do the same thing?
Sami: I bet that would be nice, wouldn't it? Because then you forget it ever happened. You wouldn't have to face what you did.
Marlena: I've faced my demons.
Marlena: Cute. And what about you?
Sami: I'm looking at him.
Marlena: No, I don't think so. I think that would take looking in the mirror. Let me tell you something. I will no longer let what happened between John and me be an excuse for your selfish, thoughtless, irresponsible behavior. It's about time you grew up.
Jennifer: You're so quiet.
Jack: And you know I don't do compliments well. If that's what it was.
Jennifer: Yeah, of course, that's what that was. You know, Jack, when you came back from Afghanistan, you could have let that whole situation destroy you and you didn't. And all you wanted, when you came back, was for me to be here for you.
Jack: It's what got me through.
Jennifer: Right, and I wasn't here, and I am so sorry.
Jennifer: No, and you were strong, you stayed strong, Jack.
Jack: Not exactly the adjective usually used to describe me.
Jennifer: Whatever. But seeing this change in you. Seeing the effort that you have made for our children. And the effort that you've made with me. I guess it just makes me realize how much you mean to me, Jack. I love you.
Rafe: So, I heard you were helping to get John and Hope a divorce? And to get Bo and Marlena into Alamania?
Carrie: Mm, yes. I'm doing what I can, but there's been one roadblock after another.
Rafe: Hey, listen, you know, I've got a buddy, an old buddy, in the FBI. He's up in D.C. I could call him up, see if he could pull a string or two for you.
Carrie: That would be amazing. Thank you.
Rafe: Yeah, no problem. Hey, we're still partners, right? Even though we're not working together. Yeah. Still got your back.
Austin: What happened between us was a mistake. I was drunk. I was upset. And I took advantage of our friendship. And I need you to know how sorry I am, Abigail.
Abigail: I'm not sorry, Austin. I'm not sorry, I'm glad that it happened.
Austin: Just please, let me finish. I love my wife. And you're a wonderful girl.
Austin: But I love her. Not you. And I am so sorry if I was not clear from the beginning. And I am so sorry that I let things get out of hand. But, Abigail, I am being clear, right now. Aren't I? There can never be anything between us. Now, I know it's too late in the semester for you to get a new work-study position, so you are stuck with me. But I promise you, I will make this as easy as possible for you. I'll schedule your hours when I'm not around, Abby. So we can just keep our distance. And next semester, I promise you, I will find you any job on campus that you want.
Abigail: How are you going to do that, Austin? What will you tell them? That I'm a hard-working, smart, eager young student? Or will you just tell them that I'm an easy lay?
Austin: Abigail, I know you're hurt.
Abigail: Hurt? Hurt, Austin? You let me believe your marriage was over so you could get into my pants.
Austin: That is absolutely not true.
Abigail: Really? Why should I believe you? Everything that you have ever told me, since we started working together, has been a lie.
Austin: Honestly, I do not know what to say or do right now to make this better for you.
Austin: I don't.
Abigail: Good, because you've done enough as it is.
Abigail: No, don't touch me.
Sami: Wow, tell me how you really feel, Mom.
Marlena: Well, that may have sounded harsh to you, but it's the truth and it's time you heard it.
Sami: I don't have to listen to this. I don't owe you anything.
Marlena: No, you don't. But you owe your children something.
Sami: What does that mean? So now, aside from blaming me for all of the problems that we're facing now, you also think I'm a bad parent. Awesome.
Marlena: You listen to me, Sami. It's time for you to stop being so selfish. And take responsibility for your own actions. Now, I know that you've gone through hell to protect your children. But Rafe loves them and they love him. And if you hurt him, you'll be hurting them too.
Sami: What am I supposed to do, Mom? Just accept the fact that he has feelings for Carrie? Just let it go that he cheated on me? Suck it up. Is it not possible for you to ever take my side?
Marlena: I'm not taking sides.
Sami: Well, at least I don't lie to my children.
Sami: Yeah, really.
Marlena: I'd like you to take a long, hard look at yourself. And then tell me if you like what you see.
Carrie: So, any news?
Rafe: Well, basically I got nothing.
Carrie: Ah, well. Now you know what I've been dealing with since 2:00 a.m. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.
Rafe: Listen, I'm going to keep bugging my friend at the FBI, you know. Keep knocking on the door until something opens. Yeah.
Carrie: Well, you're leaving already?
Rafe: Yeah, I think I should.
Carrie: Mm, sick of me?
Rafe: No, no, not at all. Quite the opposite.
Sami: You are such a hypocrite. Why don't you look in the mirror and tell me what you see.
Marlena: I have, many times. And if I could take back what happened. If I could take back causing you that much pain. I would do it in a moment. But I can't. But Sami, all you've been through does not give you the right to hurt the people that love you. Especially Rafe.
Sami: There you go, again. Defending Rafe.
Marlena: I'm not defending Rafe. He made a mistake. He regrets it. And he loves you more than the world. But you are so filled with self-pity and rage, you can't see the best thing that ever happened to you is about to walk out that door.
Sami: You let Daddy walk out that door.
Marlena: My darling girl. Every mistake that I've made in my life are the same mistakes you are making right now.
Jack: Jennifer, you and the kids are the most important things in the world to me.
Jennifer: I feel the same way.
Jack: These last few months have made look at our relationship and my role as a father in a whole new light.
Jennifer: Yes, I see that, Jack. I can see the changes you've made.
Jack: I just want to be better.
Jennifer: I think you're perfect, Jack.
Jennifer: And I want you back, I do. I want you back, I want us to be a family again. What's wrong?
Jack: I don't know what to say.
Jennifer: What do you mean you don't know what to say? I thought-- I thought you felt the same way. I thought you wanted the same thing.
Jack: Look, I want you more than anything I can say. But you're right, what you said before, I have changed. It's helped me to see our relationship and the patterns.
Jennifer: Wait, what do you mean? What patterns?
Jack: Every time-- you open your heart to me and every time I turn around and I break it without question, without fail.
Jennifer: Right, I have done my share too, Jack--
Jack: No, you haven't. You don't.
Jennifer: Yes, I have. But I know--
Jennifer: I know that this time, you wouldn't hurt me. You wouldn't hurt me.
Jack: No, I wouldn't want to. But I will. I will.
Jennifer: Why, Jack?
Jack: No, I am through being selfish. I'm not going to put you through this again.
Jennifer: Don't I get a say so in this?
Jack: No, not-- not like this. No, it's better. It's better that we're separated. Yeah, you'll see. Trust me.
Jennifer: I can't believe this, really Jack.
Jack: I'm not doing this because I don't love you. I'm doing this because I do.
Jennifer: Jack, wait.
Abigail: I really hope you're not breaking my heart for nothing.
Austin: What do you mean?
Abigail: If you really want to fix your marriage, then you can't have any secrets. You have to tell Carrie everything. About you and about me and us and the affair.
Austin: The affair? What are you talking about, Abigail? It was one night, I was drunk.
Abigail: So then that makes it right, Austin?
Austin: No, no. Okay, it doesn't make it right.
Abigail: Exactly, so you agree with me, good. Then we'll tell Carrie today.
Rafe: You know, on second thought, maybe sharing office space isn't such a good idea?
Carrie: We can't make it work.
Rafe: I'm sure we could. I mean, but we don't want Sami or Austin seeing us together. Getting the wrong idea.
Carrie: Sure and we don't want anyone to misconstrue anything.
Rafe: Exactly, yep.
Carrie: Well, you know what? There's no point in letting the office go to waste. Why don't we just-- we'll come up with a schedule. I'll work the first couple hours and then you work the next.
Rafe: Maybe. Well, I'll see you around. I'll come back for my stuff.
Sami: I am nothing like you. I would never do to my family what you did to yours.
Marlena: Look what you're doing to Will. Don't you see it?
Sami: What are you talking about? What about Will?
Marlena: Look at what will is going through right now. Don't you recognize it? The rage, the rebellion, the lies. It's exactly what you went through. And if you weren't so selfish you'd see that for yourself.
Sami: You know something, don't you?
Marlena: It doesn't matter what I know. What matters is that you fix it.
Sami: Fix what?
Marlena: It's not my place to say.
Sami: No, no, you don't get to just bring it up and then not finish it. You tell me what you know and you tell me right now.
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