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Episode #12247 ~ EJ works to keep Abigail & Hope apart; Hope gives Brady life-altering news; Victor tries to apologize to Marlena.
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Brady: [Brady pours a drink but stops himself from drinking it and instead pours it out. He then looks over to see Maggie and Victor standing in the doorway and sighs]
Daniel: He's as high as a kite. You have beaten cocaine before, you'll do it again. We will help you, guaranteed. Right?
Nicole: We will. If what Daniel's saying is true--
Daniel: It's true. What I'm saying is true.
Eric: Brady, of course we'll help.
Brady: Thank you. That's awfully nice of you. No. No, see-- see, no, this is not happening.
Miles: Did you get the interview? I--with the priest. I just saw him leaving the building.
Miles: Yeah, here.
Nicole: As in this building?
Miles: Yeah, here. Did ya get our guy?
Marlena: Eric? Everything okay?
Hope: All right, sweetheart, we're all set. You have your "Thank you" cards? Ciara Alice, it's the polite thing to do, honey. Come on.
Ciara: So, I'd have to write these, even if my presents were lame?
Hope: Yes, you would. Honey. What's up? I thought we had a wonderful holiday.
Ciara: We did.
Hope: Not ready to go back to school are you?
Ciara: No. Not one bit.
Sonny: Gabi, what's wrong?
Gabi: Everything. Everything is wrong, okay? Because Abigail, right now, is with Hope. And she's gonna tell her. And what if--what if Hope calls Nick in New York and finds out? That--then it's over. Everything is over right now.
Sonny: Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Gabi: She's gonna find out. She's gonna come looking for me. And the minute that she asks me a question, she's gonna know that I didn't-- she's gonna know that I killed Nick, and that I can't--
Sonny: Gabi, Gabi, please calm down.
Gabi: I can't.
Sonny: Calm down.
Gabi: Okay, I can't. No, I can't because-- Abigail is on Smith Island right now with Hope, and she's--
Sonny: No, no, she isn't. Hope is in town. I just saw Hope. She's with Ciara at the club. If Abigail is on Smith Island, she is there alone.
EJ: Hello, Abigail.
Abigail: What are you doing here?
EJ: I came to see you. It's okay, I'm alone.
Abigail: I don't understand. Why--
EJ: There's a few things you need to hear before you go inside, so come with me.
Abigail: Uh, no. No. I've seen that movie before.
EJ: You don't seriously think you're in any danger, do you?
Abigail: No. But I'm still not going with you.
Hope: Wouldn't it be wonderful to get back to school to see all of your friends and your teachers? Huh?
Ciara: Yeah, so great. So special.
Abigail: Okay, careful now. You don't wanna die from all that excitement.
Ciara: It's just a school.
Hope: A school that you begged to go to, a school that you love-- honey, does this have anything to do with Father Eric not being there anymore?
Eric: I'm sorry, I'm distracted. I just realized I left my phone at Nicole's office.
Marlena: Oh. The TV station? Is she still helping you clear your name?
Eric: Yes, she is. Is that a problem?
Nicole: Eric must've come back for his phone, but I wonder why--
Miles: Whoa. [Laughs] Whoa, whoa. Look at those eyes. And you can--you can see his teeth grinding from here. He's so genius. [Chuckles]
Nicole: Excuse me?
Miles: [Laughs] Oh, come on. One brother's a disgraced priest the other is a--is a tweaker. I mean, seriously? Too bad we can't use this stuff.
Nicole: No, you can't use that stuff, not for the interview.
Miles: I know, I know. It doesn't fit the narrative of the two innocent brothers, wronged by the same woman. I get it. It's just a real shame. I mean, you don't get footage like that every day. [Exhales] Brady Black. Man, he is a train wreck.
Brady: Granddad, I, um-- I'm sure Maggie's told you, but I wanted to tell you myself. I had a slipup. It wasn't really a slipup, it was more of a bender. It's been going on since before New Year's Eve. And, uh, if it hadn't been for Nicole and Daniel, I might've-- hell, it hadn't been for them, I don't know if I would-- if I would be alive today.
Victor: What are you going to do?
Brady: I'm not gonna do cocaine anymore. I'm done with it. I'm not even gonna-- I'm not even gonna drink, not that that was my problem. That wasn't my problem.
Maggie: You know, you're an addict. Brady, an addict is an addict. Now if you don't admit this, you are still putting your life at risk.
Brady: I know that's what you think.
Maggie: I'm just glad you didn't take that drink just now, even though you were tempted.
Brady: I didn't want it. I didn't want it. I-I am committed to getting clean and staying clean. But I know what I've done is a big disappointment to you. [Sighs] This is where you let me have it, Granddad. This is where you tell me-- you give me the riot act, and I-I deserve it.
Victor: That's enough, Brady. What can I do to help?
Brady: Thank you.
Victor: That's not an answer.
Brady: Uh, I-I wanna work. I wanna get back to work. I need to stay busy. That would help me.
Victor: I can manage that. And I'm proud of you.
Brady: [Scoffs] Don't say that. Don't--that's going too far.
Victor: Don't tell me what to say. I am proud that you realize you made a mistake and you're correcting it.
Brady: Thank you. You're making that easier for me, both of you. Thank you.
Maggie: [Chuckles] Don't mention it. Do you still wanna go to that meeting later?
Brady: [Exhales] What do I-- I need to come down a little bit. I think I need to rest a little bit.
Maggie: Yeah, okay. Well, you go ahead. We'll be here.
Brady: Okay. You don't have to hover. You don't have to put your lives on hold for me. You saw me. I poured the drink out. I didn't know you were standing there. I don't need it.
Maggie: Okay. I realize that.
Brady: Thank you.
Victor: Brady is not the only male in this house that needs to make amends.
Maggie: But you already spoke to Father Eric.
Victor: Yeah. One apology down, one to go.
Nicole: Brady was all right until he met Kristen, okay? He was clean and he was sober--
Miles: Hey, hey, hey, that's the start of every flippin' country song. Come on. But there aren't that many where the woman does two brothers, and one of them just happens to be a priest. Now, can you get me the cleaned up version of that from the ex-fiancé?
Nicole: Yes. I'm sure Brady will give us a better interview.
Miles: Meanwhile, I need the priest on tape ASAP.
Nicole: I am working on it. It's my story. Will you just let me run it?
Miles: Fine, but you just get your story. Real soon.
Nicole: [Growls] [Sighs]
Marlena: I know that everybody's intentions are good.
Marlena: Honey, you and Nicole have a history. And that worries me. With what's going on with the church right now, people's perceptions are important.
Eric: Mom, they have seen all I've done. They'll see all my actions. All I want is to stay a priest.
Marlena: I know. I know. Any test results yet?
Eric: No, not yet. But we should hear back soon.
Marlena: Eric, can I do anything at all?
Eric: No. Thank you. You know what you can do? You can pray for me.
EJ: We can take my boat back to Salem.
Abigail: How did you even know I was here?
EJ: Abigail, this is not the time or the place. I'll explain.
Abigail: Well, it'll have to be, because I need to see Hope.
Gabi: I-I freaked. Okay, I freaked when I saw Nick's text. And obviously Abigail was suspicious.
Sonny: Kate sent those.
Gabi: You knew? Why does everybody know except for me? It's my murder we're covering up, okay? It'd be nice if you kept me in the loop.
Sonny: Well, I don't-- I don't really know what to say, to be honest with you. I don't know why that-- did they tell you and you forgot?
Gabi: No, I wouldn't forget something like that, okay? I-I need to have a long talk with Kate and Sami. First, I have to--
Sonny: Are you texting Abigail?
Gabi: No. EJ.
EJ: Abigail, look, I promise you-- just come back and hear me out.
Abigail: Why are you trying so hard to get me on your boat?
EJ: Well, for one thing, it's freezing. And I can see you're cold.
Abigail: Well, it'll be warm inside. If you'll just come in--
Abigail: Wow, your phone works here? Nobody gets cell service out here.
EJ: Yeah, it's a global tri-band. It gets the strongest signal.
Abigail: Huh. The rich really do live different lives, don't you?
EJ: Yeah, it's a very exotic world. Which you can see much more clearly from my boat.
Abigail: No, thank you. I will pass. But if you don't mind speaking to me in front of Hope, then you are more than welcome to join me inside.
Hope: Are the kids at school teasing you about Father Eric?
Ciara: Is there really a video so awful that he could go to jail?
Hope: No. No, no, no. I promise you Father Eric is not going to jail, because he did absolutely nothing wrong.
Ciara: He's the best.
Hope: Yeah, he is, isn't he? You ready to go now?
Hope: Okay, let's go. You are gonna have a great day. Here, I'll grab your backpack.
Hope: Here, I'll take the note cards. You put your jacket on, okay?
Abigail: Hope? Come on in. That's weird. She was supposed to be here with Ciara. Hope? It's still warm. The heat's been on.
EJ: Maybe they went for a walk.
Abigail: Okay, well, I guess that gives us some time to talk then. So, why'd you follow me all the way out here, EJ? What is it?
EJ: You'll always have me.
Abigail: That's ominous.
EJ: Well, we have to keep the heat in. You Hortons are a frugal lot.
Abigail: And carbon neutral.
EJ: You're a clever girl, Abigail.
Abigail: What's up, EJ?
EJ: Oh, I think you know. I came here to talk to you about Gabriella and Nick Fallon.
Victor: Marlena, thank you for joining me.
Marlena: Your message said, "Urgent."
Victor: Yes, it's-- it's about Eric.
Marlena: What about Eric?
Victor: I owe you and your son a profound apology.
Nicole: Eric, hey, hi. You forgot your phone. Twice--twice you forgot your phone. Did you stop by a little while ago?
Nicole: Well, why didn't you come in my office?
Eric: Well, I started to, but I didn't wanna interrupt you and Daniel.
Nicole: You wouldn't have interrupted.
Eric: It looked like you were having a private moment.
Nicole: Oh, I'm sorry. Oh, Miles, calm down.
Eric: Let me guess-- your boss, pressuring you to pressure me.
Nicole: Don't worry about it, okay? There's something else we need to think about right now-- Brady.
Brady: The holidays were a little rough on me, but I'm all right. I'm okay. I turned a corner.
Hope: Well, I-I can come back at a better time.
Brady: No, no, please, come in. Come in, I'm glad to see you.
Brady: I, uh-- I think I know why you're here. You have some news, about Kristen.
Abigail: What do you have to do with Nick and Gabi?
EJ: So Gabi came to see me today after you two had lunch.
Abigail: Did she tell you where I was?
EJ: No, I saw the text message. But she asked me to come and speak to you.
Abigail: Why would she come to you, when she wouldn't even tell me anything?
EJ: Well, because you caught her off-guard. And she felt uncomfortable talking to you about what happened with Nick.
Abigail: But not too uncomfortable to tell you?
EJ: She had to tell somebody, somebody who knew the history. And I think it's fair to say I'm a little more dispassionate than you and Sonny and William when it comes to matters of the heart. And frankly, she's embarrassed.
Abigail: Embarrassed about what? Why?
EJ: Gabriella did something that she regrets. And she's sensitive about it, that's why she reacted the way that she did. But it's nothing more than that.
Abigail: Well, if it's nothing more than that, then why has Nick disappeared?
EJ: Well, Nick hasn't disappeared. My understanding is that Nick is New York.
Abigail: No, EJ, he's checked out on all of us. He's--he's gone off communication completely. Like, he's--he's afraid to keep in touch with any of us.
EJ: He's probably just settling in.
Abigail: No, something isn't right here, EJ. And if Nick has done something to Gabi, then he needs to answer for it. Or at the very least, he needs to try to get help. And that's why I'm here, because I have to tell Hope.
EJ: I can assure you, Gabriella is not in any jeopardy, Abigail.
Abigail: Then why is she so upset? None of this makes any sense, EJ, starting with the fact that you're here.
EJ: You know what? I couldn't agree with you more. This is a thankless task. And frankly, I'm half tempted to walk out that door. Do you know what happened with Nick and Gabi? Fine. I'll tell you.
Victor: Please, join me.
Marlena: The last time I joined up with you, it blew up in my face.
Victor: You were wronged. And you deserve a proper apology.
Marlena: And that's what you think I want?
Victor: I know that's what you are owed. Please. What I did was vicious and inexcusable. I hurt a lot of people, people who I wouldn't wanna harm for any reason. I am profoundly sorry. And I hope you can forgive me.
Nicole: So Daniel and I left Maggie's, and she took Brady to the meeting. And then she texted me and said things went well.
Eric: So he's been using since New Year's? That's unbelievable.
Nicole: He was playing us all, but he gets it now.
Eric: [Sighs] He looked like that before too.
Nicole: I know. But this situation, it was different. It's--it just--it feels different. Brady knows he screwed up and that he came close to losing almost everything. He scared himself.
Nicole: Yeah, and hopefully that was the jolt that will set him straight.
Hope: The contact led us to the Atlas Shipyard. We interviewed the man who smuggled the woman on-board.
Brady: You have him in custody.
Hope: No. It wasn't Kristen.
Brady: How can you be sure it wasn't?
Hope: Because we found that woman, Brady. It wasn't her. But this is-- hey, this is still good news.
Brady: [Scoffs] Good news.
Hope: We're still getting tips. The case isn't cold. That's good news.
Brady: No, but we still have to play this--this game, right?
Hope: Have you seen Eric?
Brady: Hold on a second. If the lead was a dead end, Hope, there's gotta be another reason why you were here.
Hope: You know me so well. Yes, uh, your dad, he called me. He asked me to check in on you.
Brady: Tell him that I will be in touch with him, and not to worry about me, okay?
Hope: Okay, I got it. I got it.
Brady: [Sighs] How is he?
Hope: He's good. He's been doing some digging around in the family history while he's been in Europe.
Brady: Yeah, he-- he texted me about that.
Hope: And did he tell you about the interesting, fascinating news he found out while he's been there?
Brady: No, what's that?
Hope: Well, it turns out that your dad wasn't Colleen Brady's son.
Hope: Yeah. Colleen was so desperate to find the son she had with Santo. And the people at the orphanage took total advantage of that.
Brady: Whoa--where-- where is her son?
Hope: Apparently he died. Your dad, he still has no idea who his birth parents are. He's back to square one.
Brady: Yeah, I know the feeling. So I'm in no way genetically a Brady?
Hope: Or a DiMera.
Brady: Oh, yeah, I forgot about that.
Hope: Hey, the Bradys aren't big on blood, one way or the other. Look how you grew up.
Brady: [Scoffs] Yeah, look how I turned out.
Hope: You are a Brady. You are a part of this family. And you always will be, just like I will.
Brady: I know that, I do.
Hope: Nothing changes.
Brady: [Deep breath] Right.
Hope: Maybe you should talk to your dad about it.
Brady: I don't wanna talk to my dad. I'm angry at my dad. And I think I always will be.
EJ: So the job offer that Gabi received from that big agency in New York? As it turns out, Mr. Fallon orchestrated that.
Abigail: Okay, so he tried to help her.
EJ: No, he tried to put her in his debt. He didn't want to help her. He wanted her alone, in New York, away from her family, dependent on him. That was his plan.
EJ: When Gabi found out, understandably, she was incredibly upset. So she confronted him about it.
Abigail: What did he say?
EJ: She was the one who let him have it. It was a pretty ugly fight. Fortunately, I happened to be walking past when things took a turn for the worst, and I was able to step in, stop Nick.
Abigail: Stop Nick? Oh, my God, EJ. Stop Nick from what? It's not okay to sit on this. If Nick did something to hurt Gabi and get physical with her--
EJ: No, no, no, that's not what happened. It's not what happened.
Abigail: Well, Hope still needs to know.
EJ: [Sighs] Look, I understand the sentiment, I do. My first thought was to go to the police.
Abigail: Wow, there's a first.
EJ: You don't think I'd want Nick hauled into jail? After what he did to William, I'd be happy to see that bastard locked up. Anyway, that wasn't what Gabriella wanted and she was out of it. So I persuaded Nick to, uh, take advantage of the job offer that he had in New York, make a fresh start, leave Salem, not come back. Nick Fallon's not a threat to Gabriella, or anybody else for that matter.
Abigail: Then why is Gabi so jumpy? And she has nothing to be embarrassed about.
EJ: [Deep breath] She feels, uh, partially responsible for the situation, and she just wants to move on. She wishes to never think or hear about Nick Fallon again. Can you understand that?
Sonny: EJ hasn't texted back or called.
Gabi: [Sighs] Well, maybe he didn't even get my text.
Sonny: I don't know. I mean, the cell service is bad out there. But still, why wouldn't he call as soon as he gets back? I don't get it.
Gabi: I don't know, I don't know. He said not to answer the phone unless it was him. Well, maybe--I don't know. Can he even talk Abigail down?
Sonny: EJ can talk a dog off a meat truck if he wants to. Okay, we have to have faith in him.
Gabi: Good. Because once Abigail gets an idea stuck in her head, she is not gonna quit unless you answer every question she asks.
Sonny: Well, then EJ better turn on his charm. I've seen him do it. He knows how to work people. He is more than capable.
Gabi: Good, because it's gonna take everything he's got to keep Abigail quiet.
Abigail: So let me get this straight, EJ. Gabi freaks out and comes to you. You then hop on your Batboat or your Phoenix boat, or whatever it is you DiMeras keep on hand.
EJ: It's a speed boat, nothing elaborate.
Abigail: Great. So you hop on your modest little boat and come speeding out here because--why? Because Gabi is upset? Why are you running errands of mercy for your would-be stepson's roommate? Don't you have an empire to run or something?
EJ: She is not his roommate. She is the mother of his child. And I take time for my family.
Abigail: Sorry, EJ, but I don't buy it. Something is way, way off here.
Victor: Maggie is already home. My Christmas present was her forgiveness.
Marlena: Well, that's her problem. The damage you've done cannot be repaired. And I, for one, will never, ever forgive you for that.
Victor: You can't forgive yourself, can you, Marlena? You were just as driven as I was, willing to do anything to bring Kristen down. We may have crossed different lines. But make no mistake, Marlena, you were right there with me.
Marlena: You know what? Even if I were to forgive you, it wouldn't last. You would still show your same true colors. I don't need to stick around for a second act. I find you completely unforgivable.
EJ: You are relentless, aren't you?
Abigail: Well, I'm sorry if you have a problem with that, but that's just me.
EJ: Oh, don't worry. It's all very familiar.
Abigail: Wait. [Laughs] Of course. Okay. It isn't really your family, but it is Sami's, right? That's why your here. Sami said "Jump," so you--
Abigail: Sami made you do this, didn't she?
EJ: Samantha doesn't make me do a thing.
Abigail: Okay. Well, uh, you know, it doesn't really matter what you're doing here or who sent you, EJ. But I am gonna tell Hope what's going on, as soon as she gets back from her walk.
EJ: Well, if that's your decision, then so be it.
Abigail: Suddenly you're fine with that? Hope isn't on this island, is she?
EJ: No, sweetheart. It's just you and me.
Abigail: Did you know that Hope wasn't on the island before you came out here?
EJ: No, that was the text message I received.
Abigail: So then why are you still trying to keep me from speaking to Hope?
EJ: Well, I recognize you're gonna speak to Hope at some point. I'm just, uh, wanting to make sure that you understand Gabi's perspective, before you say something that she really wishes you wouldn't.
Abigail: Where are Hope and Ciara right now?
EJ: Uh, they're in Salem.
Sonny: Is it just me or is this taking too long?
Gabi: I don't know. I don't even think Abigail's gonna trust EJ after what happened with Chad.
Sonny: Then why'd you go to him?
Gabi: I-I didn't. I was looking for Sami.
Sonny: Well, Sami wouldn't have been able to do anything. You know what? EJ is our best shot.
Gabi: You're just saying that.
Sonny: No. We are trying to sell Abigail on a lie. EJ is definitely the man for the job.
Gabi: You're right. This is taking too long. If EJ didn't do this right and Abigail smells that he's hiding something--
Sonny: Then it's over.
EJ: I can't let you do that.
Abigail: Why is Gabi so intent that I not speak to Hope? There has to be some better reason than--
EJ: Here. Gabi slept with Nick.
EJ: Gabi slept with Nick, twice last year after the divorce, while she was living with William and Sonny. She feels that she encouraged him. She feels responsible. And she feels a fool for being sucked back in, and that's why she's embarrassed.
Abigail: Gabi slept with a man that she used to be married to? So--so what? There's no big shame in that. If she's feeling ashamed, then that--that-- wait. Oh, my God. Oh, my God, of course. Oh, my God, I am such an idiot. Of course. That's why you're here.
Abigail: It's you. It's you, it's not Nick. It's you. Gabi's sleeping with you. Maybe Nick found out and he got really upset. You didn't just happen to be there when they fought. It was about you, wasn't it? You're sleeping with Gabi.
[Knock at door]
Nicole: Marlena, what brings you by?
Marlena: Eric tells me you're still doing this story on him.
Nicole: Yeah, that's right.
Marlena: I know we've gone a few rounds on this already, but there's something else I'd like to say to you.
Eric: Just spoke to Nicole. She told me what happened New Year's Eve, after you ditched me.
Brady: It was a crappy thing to do. I lied to a lot of people, Eric, not just you.
Eric: I know it's a part of the struggle.
Brady: Brother, you have no idea about my struggle.
Eric: I wish you would let me help you.
Brady: You want honesty? Can you handle honesty? When I look at your face, I see you on top of Kristen.
Eric: Brady, but I didn't--
Brady: I know the litany, man, I know. She drugged you, you were raped, I understand.
Eric: But not really.
Brady: No, not really. I understand in my head, but I can't shake the picture. I can't forgive you. I--that may be unfair, but I can't do it. That's the way it's gotta be.
Eric: I see.
Brady: Good. 'Cause I need to put some distance between you and me, Eric. [Sighs] I was living with pain -- all over.
Nicole: Go ahead, Mar, bring it.
Marlena: I have no right to question your motives here. After what I did to my son, I have no rights at all. Eric wants to be a priest. I can't help him. Maybe you can. Maybe this story can. So...I need you to do it.
Hope: Oh, hey, hi. Eric, what's wrong?
Eric: I just saw Brady.
Hope: Yeah. He had a rough week last week.
Eric: Week, month, year. Hope, he's in so much pain, and I can't even help him. Thanks to Kristen, I don't know if Brady will ever be able to look at me.
Hope: Aw, Eric.
Eric: I don't think Brady and I will ever be the same.
Eric: God, I want you, like I've never wanted anything.
Kristen: Mm. I feel the same way.
Eric: Don't talk. Shut up and kiss me.
Brady: [Deep breath] Ahh.
EJ: You think I slept with Gabi?
Abigail: Yeah. Yeah, I do. It's not that crazy.
EJ: I'm engaged to Samantha.
Abigail: Okay, and there's obviously trouble there.
EJ: I beg your pardon.
Abigail: EJ, I saw you. When I mentioned Sami's name earlier, it was like something snapped inside of you. You got this knot in between your shoulder blades. And--and your jaw tightened. And then that vein right here, that vein that runs right down your neck right behind your ears, sort of popped out. So no, I don't think things are going well for you and Samantha.
EJ: Samantha and I are fine.
Abigail: See, there it is again. And check your shoulders, because that is your tell.
EJ: That's my tell? What, are you a gambler now?
Abigail: No, I just have eyes, EJ, and I can see you. You're lying and you're not happy about it either.
EJ: You know, Gabi was right. When you get an idea in your head, you're really relentless, aren't you?
Abigail: Was that pillow talk?
EJ: We did not share a pillow.
EJ: No. And Samantha and I are just fine, thank you.
Abigail: Come on, EJ. This is the only thing, finally, that makes any sense here. Gabi is my best friend. She could talk to me about anything and she knows that. So the only reason for you to be in the middle of this is if you're literally in the middle of this.
EJ: Oh, that's absurd.
Abigail: Why? Why is that so absurd? What? What, men never cheat on their fiancées? You said it yourself, EJ. You're a bad man.
EJ: Right, that is as may be, but-- Abigail, Gabriella is a young woman, she has a child. The notion of her sleeping with me would be as absurd to her as it would be to me.
Abigail: Okay, wait, wait, wait. She is not that young, all right? She's as old as I am. And secondly, it is not that ridiculous that she would want to sleep with you, EJ, because any woman with a pulse would want to sleep-- I need to go find Hope.
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