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Episode #12618 ~ Eric & Nicole's secret haunts them; Victor sentences Xander to death; John & Marlena bond over Eric's crisis; Stefano manipulates a meeting with Kate.
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Rafe: I thought you were going to forget about Clyde Weston.
Kate: Good morning, Clyde. I'm s--
Stefano: Greetings, Katerina. I'm back.
Roman: Yeah. Well, somebody tried to kill my son. I want answers.
John: Professional job-- crime scene's wiped clean, zero forensic evidence.
Roman: Damn it.
John: We're just going to have to rely on what Eric and Nicole can tell us. How are they doing?
Roman: Well, I was just about to go check on that now.
John: All right. Abe and I are on our way.
Roman: Serena... have you been in to see Eric yet?
Roman: Well, I sure hope he can tell us more today.
Serena: Just please tell me that you found Xander cook.
Victor: Alexandros, you've betrayed my trust. Now it's time to pay the price.
[Door closes] Are you okay?
Daniel: Nicole. What? What--what's wrong?
Nicole: [Whimpers] [Sighs]
Rafe: You just can't let it go, can you?
Hope: [Sighs] I'm trying. Really, I-I am. I'm trying.
Rafe: Yeah? Did you at least find out anything new?
Hope: We both read will's notes.
Rafe: Yeah, which was probably dictated by Clyde.
Hope: But you know what I don't understand? Why is it so hard to make anything stick against this guy? I mean, we all know that he's dirty.
Rafe: Well, unfortunately, there's not a damn thing that you can do about that, hope.
Hope: Well, not yet.
Rafe: Hope... you told me yourself that you thought that this guy was dangerous, and for good reason. Now, Ciara needs her mother around for a long time. If Clyde is responsible for sonny getting stabbed and Victor thought it was best to lay off... then there's a reason for that.
Hope: You work for Victor.
Hope: Do you have any idea what that reason might be?
Rafe: I have no idea. But I will tell you this, and I don't know if it matters to you, but my money's on Victor... because if you cross a Kiriakis, it's only a matter of time before it comes back to bite you.
Victor: Cry and scream all you like. I can assure you no one's going to hear your final words.
Roman: No. We haven't found Xander yet, but we will. Serena, do you have any idea why Xander would do this to Eric and Nicole?
Serena: Please, you've got to find Xander. Don't let him hurt anyone else.
Eric: Mom, I'm okay. How's Nicole?
Nicole: I... I was just having a d-dream.
Daniel: About last night?
Nicole: Eric... I need to see Eric.
Hope: What do you think he's planning?
Rafe: I'm just running his club.
Hope: Oh, come on. Really?
Rafe: You know, I am really sorry that I ever got you involved in any of this.
Hope: You didn't. It was the other way around.
Rafe: You do not understand. If anything ever happened to you or to Ciara, I would never forgive myself. Please, hope, I know that this is hard for you, but just let it go. Just stay away from Clyde Weston.
Kate: So how did you text me from his phone? What, did you steal Clyde's phone?
Stefano: [Chuckles] Why don't you call him now and find out?
Kate: Hmm. I'm going to call 911. Hello. Yes. I'm in club TBD, looking at a wanted felon. Oh, yes, I know his name. It's Stefano DiMera.
Roman: Okay, I... I'm a little confused here. I thought you, Xander, and Eric were old friends. This doesn't make sense.
Abe: Roman, how is he?
[Cell phone ringing]
Roman: Uh, doc's in there with him now. I'm about to go check on him.
John: It's the station. Excuse me. John black.
Abe: Look, why don't you head on in and see Eric? And I'll finish taking Serena's statement.
Roman: Okay. Thank you, partner.
Abe: Mm-hmm. Serena.
Serena: Uh, you said that you want to finish taking my statement. I don't understand--
Abe: I have a few more questions for you. You're trembling. You okay?
Serena: Yeah. Yeah, you know, just-- I'm worried about Eric. He almost died last night.
Abe: Oh, he's gonna be all right. Look, um, why don't you just take a few minutes? Get a drink of water. Calm yourself down. Then we can talk.
Marlena: Honey, no. What are you doing? No, no, no, no. Honey, you're too sick to get up. Please don't even try that yet. Just lie still.
Roman: Hey, hey, Mr. Tough guy. Don't give your mom a hard time.
Marlena: I wonder where he gets that.
Roman: [Chuckles] You are looking a whole lot better this morning.
Eric: That's not saying much.
Marlena: Do you have any leads on this?
Roman: [Sighs] Not yet. Look, son, I don't want to push it if you're not ready, but whatever you can tell us...
Eric: It was Xander cook, dad. He tried to kill us last night.
Xander: Uncle Victor--
Victor: Quiet. I have no more patience for your lies. The first thing you should know is that Eric Brady and Nicole walker are still very much alive. Your idiotic plan to kill them was a-a failure. Thank god.
Xander: I di--I didn't.
Victor: You did. Now, I know all about your alibi. Maybe the police can't put you at the scene of the crime, but I know better. I talked to Daniel last night. He was very upset because you were still pursuing Nicole... after you promised me that you would stay the hell away from her. You of all people, Alexandros, should know what happens to men who defy me. As far as I'm concerned, it's the ultimate sin.
Daniel: Hey, Eric is fine. Just try to relax, okay?
Nicole: Mm. My head is spinning.
Daniel: Once we get your temp down and get you rehydrated, you're gonna feel much better. Thank god we got to you when we did last night.
Nicole: "We"? You found me? How did you?
Daniel: I was worried sick. I thought you'd fallen off the face of the earth. And finally, Brady and I went down to your office, and we found out the power was out and that the--the heat was cranked up as high as it could go. Do you-- do you remember any of that? God knows how long you and Eric were trapped in there. Honey, you're safe. You're safe, and it's over, baby. It's all over now.
Nicole: Oh, Daniel.
Nicole: I wish that were true, but it's not. You are loved
Hope: Haven't we already been over this? I promised I was going to stay away from Weston.
Hope: And you promised also you were going to stay away from Weston.
Hope: Are you?
Rafe: Of course I am.
Hope: Of course you are.
Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, really. You know, when Clyde made those threats against Ari and Gabi, I realized it wasn't worth it, especially after you told me you thought Clyde was responsible for that hit on that prisoner in Florida. So, instead of going after Weston, I've got some friends watching out for Gabi, and that's the way I feel it's best to protect the people that I love.
Hope: And what if he decides to go after someone else we care about? Then what?
Rafe: Well, then--
Hope: If it doesn't stop--
[Cell phone ringing]
Hope: I'm sorry. Excuse me. Yeah. Brady. What? Are you kidding me? Where? All right, I'm on my way. Thanks.
Rafe: What's going on?
Hope: Stefano DiMera is in Salem.
Stefano: You know something? This is very good. I could almost believe that I was still in Via Convato.
Kate: I wish you were.
Stefano: Do you really? Has life been perfectly wonderful in my absence, huh? Tell me.
Kate: You know, my life has been pretty wonderful, Stefano.
Stefano: Ah. I mean, would seeing me behind bars somehow make it better? I mean, is that what you want?
Kate: I don't want to see you at all for the next 10 to 20.
Roman: Hey, John.
Marlena: Oh, John.
John: Hi. Eric, how you doing?
John: That's good, 'cause your doctor just gave me the green light to question you a little more extensively. So, if you two could give us a couple minutes alone...
Roman: Well, I was just starting to do that.
John: Well, for the sake of protocol, I was kind of hoping you could do Nicole. You know, we don't want any irregularities if this thing goes to court.
Roman: Well, you know what, John? That is a good point. Makes sense. You talk to Eric. I'll talk to Nicole.
John: Sounds good.
Roman: I love you, son, okay?
Roman: And I will be back in a while.
Marlena: I'd like to stay. I hope that isn't a problem for you.
John: No problem with me, if it's okay with Eric.
Eric: Of course not.
John: Yeah, Eric, I imagine you're still a little fuzzy, so I'm gonna start out with the easy stuff, all right? So why don't you just try to tell me what you and Nicole were doing up there in that crawl space?
Daniel: Honey, I know last night was terrifying. You almost died. Of course that trauma's going to be with you for a long time.
Nicole: That's not it.
Nicole: Did Xander, um... did he hurt you in any other way?
Nicole: [Sighs] [Screams] He strangled me, Daniel. I couldn't breathe. He came to my office last night, and he tried to kill me.
Daniel: Why? W-why would he want to, uh-- I mean, do you--do you have any idea?
Nicole: I-I was alone in the building, a-and I was... about to come and meet you, and he showed up, and that's-- that's when you called me to tell me about taking your mom to the hospital. How is Maggie?
Daniel: She's, uh-- she's fine. So, uh, what--what happened next?
Nicole: He saw your name come up in the caller id, and he went crazy. I mean, I-I guess... I guess he thought that was proof that I was using him, and it was.
Daniel: Because you wanted to find out what he and Serena were up to.
Nicole: I did, Daniel. They were both smuggling diamonds... blood diamonds from Africa.
Daniel: Oh, my god. That's what that secret compartment in the elephant statue was for. I couldn't get Serena to tell me, but I-I knew she didn't want Xander to hurt anybody, but she was too afraid of him to tell me the truth.
Nicole: Now I understand why Serena was so afraid. But before Xander had shown up, I found out a few years before he was in prison in Scotland. Do you know what for?
Nicole: Murder. And I know you would appreciate me sparing you the gory details.
Daniel: I mean, Xander was what we called "a troubled kid," to put it nicely. I knew... I knew he wasn't as reformed as he wanted everybody to believe, but I just never imagined that he was capable of... of that, that--
Nicole: [Sighs] Me either.
Daniel: How? How did you find out?
Nicole: It wasn't easy... but it turns out the charges were eventually reduced. Xander was released, and his record was expunged.
Daniel: Why--why would the charges be reduced if he was convicted-- no. No, tell me it wasn't...
Victor: Not only did you defy me... you were too craven to admit what you had done. Then you didn't leave when I told you to. And you were going to run out without owning up to any of it.
Xander: No. I was on my way to tell you everything, then these men-- they assaulted me.
Victor: I raided your "rainy day" fund. You weren't coming to see me. You were just going to collect your nest egg and run off before you had to face my wrath.
Xander: I swear the police will never be able to prove I did anything to Eric and Nicole. Your name will never even come into it.
Victor: That may be true, but the police are not your concern now. We all know who the real arbiters of justice are. That job's reserved for family.
Stefano: Katerina, what a thing to say to someone you once loved.
Kate: Blindly, stupidly.
Stefano: [Chuckles] I suppose I could say the same thing.
Kate: Well, fortunately I've moved on. And fortunately for the rest of us, now you will. He's all yours.
Hope: Well, well, well...
Hope: Stefano DiMera. Long time no see. By the way, you're under arrest. I realize you're an expert at this by now, but I'm obliged to inform you you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can... and will be used against you in a court of law.
Victor: Are you idiot enough to think that you're smarter than I am... that you can deceive me and get away with it?
Xander: Isn't this exactly the kind of dirty work you're paying me to do? You hate Nicole. She's only going to ruin your precious godson's life, anyway.
Victor: Oh, so you were doing Daniel a favor, eh?
Xander: I don't understand why you have such a problem with that.
Victor: The problem, Alexandros, is that I told you to leave Nicole alone. That's not what you did. You don't seem to know your place.
Xander: You think I don't know my place? You've made it very clear to me my whole life... despite all my hard work and loyalty, despite all the risks I've taken to do the dirty jobs that no one else would deign to do, all without complaint. It's never enough. In your eyes, I'll always be unworthy... beneath every other member of this family, including the great dr. Daniel Jonas, your godson, who's not even your own flesh and blood!
Daniel: I can't believe Victor...
Nicole: Really? You can't?
Daniel: Nicole, I am so sorry. If I hadn't called you when I did--
Nicole: No, it wouldn't have made a difference.
Daniel: I would've come if I had known. Why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you tell me what was going on?
Nicole: I was gonna tell you... last night.
Daniel: All this time, I've been wondering what was going on with you and Xander.
Nicole: I needed to have proof.
Daniel: You didn't think I would believe you.
Nicole: I... I didn't want to put you in danger.
Daniel: I never would have forgiven myself if I... I'm just so grateful that Eric was there with you.
Marlena: Honey, if you're not ready to talk about this--
John: Look, I'm sorry, Eric. I know that talking about it is going to put you right back where you were last night, but I need you to tell me everything you know, otherwise we're not gonna be able to put the bad guy away.
Marlena: You know what? You're looking a little flushed. I'm gonna see if the nurse can't get an extra ice pack.
John: All right, now that you don't have to worry about upsetting your mother, what can you tell me?
Daniel: I keep thinking about you being trapped in that tiny, little crawl space with all that heat. Things could have ended very differently if Eric weren't there.
Nicole: Yeah. Daniel...
Daniel: Yeah, baby.
Roman: Sorry to interrupt. Uh, I need to talk to Nicole, get her statement. Abe would like to get yours.
Daniel: You gonna be okay if I, uh--if I go?
Nicole: As long as you come back soon.
Daniel: Oh, you can count on that.
Daniel: You can count on it.
Nicole: Hi, Roman.
Roman: Hey, Nicole. Are you ready to tell me what happened to you and Eric last night?
John: Take your time, Eric. I know it's hard, but... it's important. Can you tell me what happened?
Eric: Yeah. I can.
Stefano: Apparently, uh, you were so eager to arrest me that you did not bother checking in at the station this morning.
Hope: Well, I'm going to do that now, but with you in tow, Stefano.
Stefano: [Sighs] But you would be wasting my time and yours, all right? So perhaps you could make one phone call before we go on our merry way, huh?
Rafe: Well, good morning.
Kate: It certainly is.
Rafe: Why so smug? I mean, more than normal.
Kate: Hmm. Stefano DiMera is on his way to jail, and I'm the one that sent him.
Rafe: Oh. You know, I actually just got off the phone with a friend of mine at the FBI. I don't think I would be breaking open the grappa just yet.
Victor: Right. Daniel is a man who I love and respect. Of course he's more important to me than you are.
Xander: Among many others.
Victor: Yes, and that bothers you a great deal, doesn't it?
Xander: Why would it bother me?
Victor: Is that why you did this... because you felt slighted?
Xander: No. No, you're right, uncle. All I've ever wanted is your love and approval. I did this to protect you.
Victor: To protect me?
Xander: Yes. Nicole walker was about to discover some particularly sordid details of a transaction I was doing for your business. Now, you have repeatedly ordered me to handle these matters without involving you, so I didn't. Uncle Victor, you must know... I wouldn't hesitate to give my life for you... or to take the life of anyone that dared threaten our family.
Serena: Dr. Evans. How is Eric?
Marlena: He's fine...
Marlena: No thanks to you.
Serena: I-I don't understand. I helped rescue him.
Marlena: You helped get him into this mess. Look, I knew there was trouble when you tried to throw me out of your hotel room yesterday.
Serena: Okay, I am sorry. I did not know how to tell you--
Marlena: You know why? You were so panicky, you couldn't think straight. I know that you and Xander are friends from Africa.
Serena: Eric and I both were.
Marlena: Mm-hmm. And you knew that Eric was in trouble when I was in your hotel room, and you never said a word to me.
Serena: You don't understand.
Marlena: I do understand! Let me make something very clear to you. You stay away from my son... forever.
Eric: Serena finally admitted that she and Xander were smuggling diamonds out of Africa. I realized how unfair I was being to Nicole. I didn't want to listen to her. I mean, she warned me, and-- it's just that I had known Serena a long time, and I never... realized she was using me.
John: All right, so what did you do when you realized the truth?
Eric: I-I went down to the TV station to tell Nicole. The power to the main entrance was-- it was dead. There was--there was nobody in the building. It was empty. But I found Xander attacking her.
Eric: He was strangling her, John. I didn't have a doubt in my mind if... he was going to kill her.
John: All right. What'd you do then?
Eric: I was able to... subdue him for a moment. And then Nicole said that he wasn't working alone. And I knew right then and there, we had to get out of there fast. [Exhales shakily] We went down to the basement to try to find a back way out. But the exit--it was blocked.
Nicole: Xander found us down there. He had a gun. Eric and I were in the utility room. We barricaded ourselves in there, but... Xander shot the lock off. There was nowhere else to go but the crawl space. And when we were in there, we-- we heard Xander kick down the door.
Roman: Okay. Then what happened?
Nicole: He couldn't figure out where we were. And then he left. But then he came back.
Eric: Xander was trying to get in the crawl space. I was holding the grate.
John: All right, and what did he do then?
Eric: He tried to shoot us. Thank god his gun jammed. He couldn't fire. And then he moved something. I don't know what it was. He just--he was trying to seal us in. He turned up the heat...
[Breathes deeply] And then he left. It was just unbearable in there. Nicole and I, we just-- we knew the building was empty. It was pointless to keep yelling for help. The only thing I could do was-- was just block the vent.
Nicole: But it didn't help. It just kept getting hotter... and hotter and...
John: Eric? Did you just remember something else? Nothing else you want to tell me?
Eric: That's it.
Nicole: And that's it. That's the whole story.
Rafe: Did you really think that Stefano was just gonna waltz into town and plop himself down at club TBD and wait to be arrested?
Kate: Well, he did it once before, and he got away with it. He probably thought he could do it again.
Rafe: Well, he'd be right. He did get away with it. He just cut a deal.
Hope: How much did it cost you?
Stefano: Well, like any good citizen, I mean, I paid my tax bill, hmm, including penalties and interest. So you see, this was all one big misunderstanding.
[Knock at door]
Just gonna give you a new ice pack. If, uh, you need me to come back later...
John: No, no. I think we're about finished here. Eric, I'm gonna look over the other witness statements. I will follow up with you if I have any more questions, all right?
John: Yeah. I want you to take care of yourself, Eric. You know, I remember once upon a time... you played a half a soccer season with a full-on broken foot. You kept insisting it was nothing. You remember that?
Eric: Sort of.
John: "Sort of"? Well, why don't you sort of be good to yourself, okay? And if you think of something else, let me know. Hey, doc.
Marlena: Oh. Hi.
John: So how you doing?
Marlena: I'm holding up all right.
John: I'm gonna make you a promise. We're gonna get this Xander cook guy.
Marlena: I have no doubt about it.
John: And Eric's gonna be all right--he is.
Marlena: I know that too.
John: So what about us? Are we?
Roman: So there's nothing else you can tell me-- any small detail? You never know how significant it could turn out to be.
Daniel: She's pretty exhausted right now, Roman.
Roman: Okay. Yeah, we were just wrapping this up.
Daniel: You need to get your rest. Doctor's orders.
Roman: Word to the wise, Nicole... next time you investigate a crime, I would suggest you call the police.
Nicole: I think I've learned my lesson.
Roman: Good. Thank you for the info. You get some rest.
Nicole: Thanks for getting rid of him.
Daniel: I wish I could stay, but I'll be back when I finish giving my statement, and then we'll have that talk.
Nicole: Looking forward to it.
Daniel: You, uh, found Xander yet?
Roman: No. And after what Nicole told me in there, I'm even more worried that somebody else could get hurt.
Victor: Your ingratitude disgusts me. All those years ago, I could have left you to rot in prison. Now I'm sorry that I didn't. I'm going to ask you one more question now, and I won't abide a lie.
Xander: Go ahead.
Victor: You said you'd give your life for me. Is that true?
Xander: It is.
Victor: Well, then so be it.
Abe: Serena. You ready to talk now?
Serena: I guess.
Abe: I have some questions to ask you... about Xander cook.
Daniel: Well, she might not answer them... but I will.
Kate: Salem was such a much happier place without Stefano. And now he's back.
Rafe: Oh, yeah. And of course he found a way to make the charges disappear. But he could have cut the deal months ago. Why now?
Kate: That's a very good question.
Hope: Judge pierce gave you a sweetheart of a deal, Stefano. That's not like him at all.
Stefano: [Sighs] Look on the bright side, all right? Now you are free to focus on the true criminals of Salem, huh? May I suggest that you start with Clyde Weston, hmm? Or there's always your ex-father-in-law, huh? [Chuckles] How is Victor Kiriakis anyway? I mean, is he still out on the street after all these years? [Chuckles]
Daniel: This may sound unbelievable, but Eric and Nicole found out that Xander and Serena were smuggling in blood diamonds from Africa.
Abe: Do they have proof?
Daniel: I don't know. But I'm sure that's why Xander went after them.
Abe: Serena. It seems you have a lot of light you can shed on this situation. So how about you start talking?
Serena: First... I want to talk to a lawyer.
Marlena: John, look, if this is about Eric, I-I--
John: No, it's not about Eric. It's about me and you. Listen, Doc, I-I have been blaming you for something that... really doesn't matter now.
Marlena: How is it with Paul?
John: Ah, better. It's get--it's getting better every day.
Marlena: Good. I'm glad to hear that. [Chuckles] Wow. We've been through so much. Look, I hope you know that-- that through it all, no matter what, I-I've never stopped wanting to...
John: I know. I feel the same way.
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