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Episode #12744 ~ Steve warns Joey that Ava is dangerous; Belle suggests Claire's daughter should be returned to Maine; Eve extends an offer to Claire; Kate threatens to pull Theresa's designs from the upcoming show.

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Claire: Thank you for what you said about my singing. I just don't know what kind of opportunity you could offer, but...

Eve: Claire, do you he any idea what an extraordinary gift that you have?

Claire: Well, people say I have a nice voice.

Eve: Wh? Are you kidding me? People would kill to have your voice. Tell me, do you enjoy performing?

Claire: Yeah.

Eve: Okay, what about, um, working with kids?

Claire: Yeah, I love kids.

Eve: Great. So I've started this music program over at the community center, and we're forming a band, and I just--I really think that you would be the perfect lead singer.

Claire: Wow, that's really nice of you to say, but I-I don't know.

Eve: Well, honey, why not?

Claire: Well, I'm not even sure if I'm staying in Salem, you know? My dad's back in Maine and--

Eve: Honey, I'm not askin for a lifetime commitment here, but since you're here--and you'd be really helping kids in need, and I would make sure that that wonderful talent of yours does not go to waste.

[Solemn music]

Steve: Busted.

Joey: Dad, I thought you were out shopping with mom.

Steve: Yeah, I was, but r list was longer than mine, and she said I was distracting her. Is that for me?

Joey: Depends how long you've been standing there.

Steve: You know, I can think of one thing I want from you for Christmas.

Joey: I'll stay in school. I'll stay out of trouble. I get it.

Steve: Yeah, all that too, but there's one more thing. I want you to be straight with me. Tell me if you really have been working with someone to get me and your mom back together.

Joey: I already told you, it was all me. I mean, it worked out. Aren't you happy?

Steve: Of course I'm happy.

Joey: Then why are you calling me a liar?

Steve: I don't want to call you a liar, Joe, but when Ava Vitali showed up at our house, I had to wonder.

Joey: What?

Steve: This kind of thing is her MO. Joe, look at me. If asked you to keep quiet about whatever her involvement was in this whole thing, you need to tell me. You need to tell me right now.

Joey: Who's Ava Vitali?

Steve: I'm sure your mom must have told you.

Joey: No, she didn't. Why?

Steve: All you need to know is, stay away from her.

Joey: Well, that helps.

Steve: Remember when we lived in Africa; we came across that spitting cobra? You thought it was cool.

Joey: Yeah, until you told me it could kill me from 3 feet away.

Steve: Ava Vitali is at least that dangerous. Got it?

Joey: Okay. Yeah, well, if I ever find out who she is, I'll be sure to stay away from her.

Steve: You better.

[Foreboding music]

[Phone rings]

Ava: Well, hello.

Joey: Hey, I need to see you.

Ava: Oh, well, come on over. Anytime.

Joey: I'll be right there.

[Suspenseful music

Ava: I won't make the same mistake again. I've done my homework this time, and I am gonna get exactly what I want. Here's a little healthy advice.

Kate: Ah, isn't this perfect?

Nicole: Uh, yeah, if you're looking for an airplane hangar.

Kate: Well, where else are we gonna cram in the crowds that we've invited to the re-launch? Come on, we can do anything with this space--anything we want-- and I got it for a song.

Nicole: Doubt it. After you factor in the man-hours it will take to turn it into a usable space.

Kate: Come on...

Theresa: Hey, hey, ooh, wow. Sorry I'm late; I was-- we took Tate to see Santa Claus, and it didn't exactly go as expected. Wow.

Nicole: No pictures?

Theresa: Oh, yeah, no, we got photos. Okay, ready?

Nicole: Mm.

Theresa: Terror, horror, and... attempt to launch out of lap.

Nicole: Wow, he's so flexible...

Theresa: Yeah.

Nicole: And precious.

Theresa: I just hope we didn't traumatize him for the rest of his life.

Nicole: No, no, honey, it's the beard. Just make sure Brady keeps shaving.

Kate: Really? Really? Because any eight-month-old will flip out if you drop him into a stranger's lap, beard or no beard, and you weren't doing it for him; you were doing it for a photo op when you should've been here.

Nicole: Maybe you should've gone to see Santa, Kate-- asked him for some Christmas spirit.

Kate: Okay, I'm going to tell you this for your own good because I know that goals are a relatively recent development in your life, but if you want to do better, then you need to listen. I had to work my way up through the ranks. I had to work twice as hard-- no, really, ten times as hard-- because I was a woman, and I didn't even have babies at the time.

Theresa: [Scoffs]

Kate: I need to know what your priorities are, Theresa. Do you want to be a runway sensation, or do you want to be a helicopter mom?

Eve: Look, I know you're probably thinking, "Who is this crazy woman, and what is she talking about?"

[Both laugh]

Eve: I've spent most of my life as a professional musician, and I've worked with some of the greats, and I really think it's a sin to let talent go to waste, and, honey, it doesn't matter whether you're living here in Salem or somewhere else. Your opportunities are just gonna be limited unless your family--they're willing to invest time and money into nurturing your career...

Claire: Yeah, that's true.

Eve: And your talent.

Claire: My family's just not really into music.

Eve: Really?

Claire: You know, my mom's kind of tone deaf.

Eve: Well, tell you what. I'm really glad that I met you, and I would love to be your fairy godmother. I really would, and I'll tell you what--you would be doing-- you would be really doing a great, great deed, a good deed, and I would make sure that that talent didn't go to waste, but only if you're interested.

Claire: Yeah. Let talk to my mom.

Eve: Okay.

Clair okay, I will definitely be in touch.

Eve: Okay. Don't wait too long.

Claire: I won't.

Eve: All right. Bye.

Claire: Bye.

Ava: [Chuckles] Well, hello.

Joey: Hi.

Ava: What's up? Come on in.

Joey: My dad asked me if I was working f you.

Ava: What did you tell him?

Joey: I told him I don't know who you are.

Ava: Good.

Joey: But I don't think he believes me.

Ava: Well, what did you say to make him suspicious?

Joey: Nothing. I told him exactly what I was supposed to say, but... I don't know what else to do.

Ava: Okay, well, just stick to the story. You're very persuasive, you know?

Joey: Ava, told me you're dangerous. Why would he say that? What haven't you told me?

[Door clicks open]

Claire: Deck the halls with boughs of holly fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la 'tis the season to be jolly--

Belle: Could you please stop?

Theresa: I'm sorry, Kate. Are you saying that it's not possible to be good employee and a good mother at the same time?

Nicole: No, of course not. That is not what she saying--

Kate: What I'm saying is that you can't have it all, all right? Of course you have to spend time with your son, but if you want basic black to succeed--if you want to be part of that success--then you need to commit 100%.

Theresa: So let me get this straight. Your male bosses, they treated you badly in the past because you're a woman, so now it's only right that you take it out on me?

Kate: What the hell? What--where did that come from? I'm not talking about gender. I'm not treating you badly. I'm trying to speak to you directly...

Theresa: Ugh.

Kate: So you will understand exactly what we need to do so basic black will thrive. I need to know that you're committed. I need to know that you have a work ethic--

Theresa: I'm sorry-- my work ethic? My commitment? How dare you question either?

Kate: How dare I? I dare because I have the be interest of this company in my head.

Theresa: Oh, you know what? I am all about the best interest of this company. In fact, I guarantee that I have put in twice as many hours and ten times the amount of passion that you ever have.

Kate: Believe me, I do not deny your passion, but that does not trump the fact that you have no training, no experience outside that parole job, and how many times were you almost fired from that?

Nicole: Okay, in all fairness, that bitch Anne mil-something or other isn't easy to work for, so...

Theresa: I own my mistakes, ok?

Kate: Your mistakes? So in a hospital, if they amputate the wrong limb, what--was at a mistake?

Theresa: Kate, I never--

Kate: You never; you never 'cause you've never actually had any responsibility.

Theresa: Have I not been a team player, even when you've been a raging bitch to me?

Kate: Oh, my god, please save the tears for your pillow.

Theresa: Oh, there won't any tears, Kate, because you will not be bossing me around anymore.

Kate: Oh, okay, Howard Beale.

Theresa: [Scoffs] Who?

Kate: Do u know anything about anything?

Theresa: You know, I know a hell of a lot more than you do about fashion. You dress 20 years younger than you actually are-- make that 30.

Nicole: I wouldn't go there.

Theresa: Oh, I stand by everything that I have said and done.

Anne: Here's to the first annual basic black holiday party. Nothing but the finest champagne for our charter employees. Now, you know, normally, I wouldn't advocate drinking on the job, right? But this--this is a special occasion.

Theresa: [Laughs]

Anne: Right?

Kate: Why is she here?

Theresa: Oh, because I hired her.

Both: Cheers!

Anne: Mmm.

Both: [Giggling]

Kayla: Oh!

Steve: Hello!

Kayla: Oh, thank you.

Steve: Oh, you're welcome.

Kayla: Oh, I can see you have ulterior motive.

Steve: Ah! Well, maybe.

Kayla: Where's Joey?

Steve: He said he was going to meet some friends.

Kayla: Ah.

Steve: I had a--I had a talk with him before he went out.

Kayla: About what?

Steve: I came right out and asked him if Ava Vitali was helping him play matchmaker for us.

Kayla: What did he y?

Steve: He said he has no idea who she is. Is that true?

Kayla: I guess. I an, I never mentioned her, and I certainly have tried not to think about her as much as possible. [Sighs]

Ste: I wish we could do that now.

Kayla: So what did you tell Joey about her?

Steve: I tried to put the fear of god in him. I told him to stay the hl away from her.

Kayla: If she lays one hand on him, I swear...

Steve: You know, by, um, before I found out she had leukemia, I was--I was worried, but now I'm starting to think maybe she's telling the truth. Maybe all she really wants from us is our forgiveness before she dies.

Ava: Your parents hate me.

Joey: But I don't know what you did to make them feel that way.

Ava: And they never told you?

Joey: No.

Ava: And you never even asked me. That's trust.

Joey: I'm asking you now. Or would you rather I ask them?

Ava: Oh, no, Joe. Joe, we're partners. I don't have any secrets from you. Ask and you shall receive. Karl, don't you have friends coming over?

Kate: You hired her?

Theresa: Yes, I did.

Anne: Oh!

[Both laugh]

Kate: And what did you think that she could bring to the company, other than agita? What skills does she have that we would possibly want to pay for?

Anne: Well, if I could get in a word--

Kate: No.

Theresa: Anne has a lot of experience wh hr compliance.

Kate: And noncompliance.

Theresa: Oh, like that harassment I just experienced, for example, will not fly in the new basic black.

Kate: Harassment? I am trying to help you.

Theresa: Help me do what, hate myself?

Nicole: Excuse me. Have you conferred a job title with miss, uh--

Anne: Milbauer, yes. Let's see. Here we are. Director of rebranding and resource management. Yeah, you like that?

Theresa: Yeah.

Anne: Here you go.

Kate: Impressive. That will look great on your résumé after we let you go.

Anne: What? Yeah, you can't fire me without cause. This is not a right-to-work state.

Nicole: This probably isn't a good time to have this conversation.

Kate: You know, you're right. We'll discuss this boneheaded idea at a later date. We have more pressing issues.

Theresa: Such as?

Kate: Such as your designs, which are an unmitigated disaster.

Belle: Baby, I'm sorry. I'm just--I've been trying to concentrate on this case. I love Christmas. I love hearing your voice. I'm really sorry I took my frustration out on you.

Claire: Yeah, I know. It's okay.

Belle: Listen, you've been really patient with all of the changes that have been going on, and I feel really guilty about taking you out of school and away from your friends in the middle of the year--

Claire: Mom, it's fine. We've moved a gazillion times. I'm used to it.

Belle: But you're not used to missing your dad. We had a home in Maine, you know? We put down roots, and-- well, I think it might be a good idea for you to go back.

Claire: Wait, what? No way!

Kayla: You know, Ava doesn't strike me as a person who is that concerned with making amends or repenting.

Steve: I thought you were starting to have compassion for her.

Kayla: Oh, no--compassion is way too strong a word. You know, now that I know that she is, indeed, seriously ill, I am trying to ratchet down my hatred and my hostility towards her, at least a little bit, but I am wary of every move she makes, and I will never let my guard down with her again.

Steve: Well, I won't either, but I just don't think we should let her consume our lives.

Kayla: I agree with you. Look, I know that you cared about her once.

Steve: Come on, sweetness, that was a long time ago. What does at have to do with anything now?

Kayla: Come on, Steve. We're all susceptible to being influenced by someone like Ava. I mean, she is persuasive. She's a pathological liar. She will suck you in before you even know what happened, and then it's too late to do anything about it.

Joey: So--so you were mentally ill?

Ava: Yeah, I was very, very depressed, and... your father and I-- when your mother thought he was dead, and he didn't know who he was, we were together.

Joey: Oh.

Ava: Look, I didn't tell you sooner--you know, your mom was really ups.

Joey: But it's not like it was-- like it was anyone's fault, right?

Ava: No. But something happened before she found out.

Joey: What?

Ava: Your parents, they were-- they were on a plane with some friends and family. They were headed back to Salem from Ireland, D... There was a problem with the plane. It went down and...your grandfather was killed.

Joey: Okay.

Ava: And somehow-- somehow, your parents-- they thought I had something to do with the plane crash.

Joey: Why did they think that?

Ava: They just assumed that somehow--somehow I was culpable. And, look, I understand why they wanted to blame me, but I swear to you, I promise, it was just a horrible accident.

Joey: It seems like they would've known whether it was or not.

Ava: No, because the evidence was now at the bottom of the ocean, so it was really convenient for them to blame me.

Joey: And that's the whole reason my parents hate you?

Ava: More or less. Joey, I'm really desperate.

Joey: Why?

Ava: Because I'm sick. Physically, this time.

Joey: What do you mean you're sick?

Ava: Okay, I'm gonna be okay. I really am. I am determined that I will be, but I need your parents to forgive so I can just put all of this behind me and I can live my life and move forward. Joey, I don't have anyone but you, and if I'm gonna stay in Salem, I need to know that you believe me. Do you? Here's a little healthy advice.

Ava: You're not saying anything.

Joey: I believe you.

Ava: Oh, thank you. Oh, thank you, thank you.

Joey: But, um, my parents won't. I mean, maybe if you told them that you were the one helping me get them back together, they--

Ava: They--they'd think that I was taking advantage of you.

Joey: But you're not.

Ava: You know that, and I know that, but I can't do anything right in their eyes. Joe, please promise me that you won't let them know, and you won't hint that we're working on the same side, their side, whether they like it or not.

Joey: Okay. I should--I should get going. My dad's gonna wonder where I am. Oh, I almost forgot.

Ava: What?

Joey: Merry Christmas.

Ava: Joey, you shouldn't have.

Joey: It's no big deal. You helped get my parent back together. I wanted you to know how much I appreciate it.

Ava: Oh, it's beautiful.

Joey: You know, cupid, arrow... I know it's corny, but you got my parents back together.

Ava: We did. Hey, um, will you help me put it on?

Joey: Yeah, sure.

[Sentimental music]

Ava: So how does it look?

Joey: Great.

Ava: You-- you're the sweetest.

Joey: See you soon?

Ava: Definitely.

Claire: I haven't seen our family in forever, and I love being here. You know, Christmas shopping with grandma, and hanging out with Ciara--don't you want to stay here?

Belle: I do.

Claire: Okay, then we need to get dad to come back. Okay, I think it would be really good for grandma hope to have him here.

Belle: Claire--

Claire: And for us too.

Belle: Your dad and I--

Claire: Yeah, I know, but it's kind of hard to work on things when you're a thousand miles apart.

Belle: I don't think your dad wants to work on things.

Claire: Well, what about you?

Belle: I'm gonna stay here, and your father's gonna stay in Maine, and there's just nothing I can do about that, but, baby, I know that he is missing you so much.

Claire: So you wouldn't miss me if I left?

Belle: Of course, I would miss you.

Claire: Okay, then why does it sound like u can't wait to get rid of me?

Belle: Claire, I just--

Claire: What? What--poor dad's all alone? He could use some company? Well, it's a little bit late to worry about that now. You threw away your marriage and our family.

Belle: I'm so sorry.

Claire: No, you're not sorry, 'cause if you were, you wouldn't be dying to start over without dad... and me.

Theresa: What do you mean?

Kate: Oh, oh, I'm sorry. I need to define that, don't I? Unmitigated--

Theresa: You said you loved my designs.

Kate: What I said to you was that they showed promise on paper.

Theresa: You know what? I'm not taking advice from a woman who dresses like David bowie and who wouldn't help me if her life depended on it.

Kate: Okay, well, why don't you take advice, then, from a size-00 model who refused to do the catalogue shoot because she thought she looked three months pregnant? And how about that other one whose zipper split in a crowd of people because it zigged when the fabric was zagging? I can't believe-- I cannot believe we even spent a penny fueling the fantasy that she could design something that would sell.

Nicole: Okay, that's a little harsh, Kate.

Kate: Harsh? Harsh? Do you want to go bankrupt? And I--do you really think that you could design something and then just snap your fingers and it was gonna pop out, prêt-à-porter?

Theresa: No, I never thought that, Kate. I-worked really hard.

Kate: You have a kid that you need to support, right? A kid whose daddy is unemployed. And you know that money that you borrowed from Brady? We, that is on the line now. Our investment is on the line now. This is crunch time.

Theresa: Okay. Okay, what do you need me to do?

Kate: Absolutely nothing, because the only thing that's going to fix this-- we're pulling your designs from the launch.

Roman: Ava Vitali. What t hell are you doing here?

Ava: I am sure you have a lot of questions for me, and I would love to answer them for you. Can we go somewhere private and talk about it?

Roman: How about lockup? How would that be?

Ava: Please. Come on, you can't-- you want me to be cooperative? Don't make it difficult.

Roman: All right, you got I let's go. You know what? In the spirit of the holidays, you get five minutes before I take your ass to jail, so start talking.

Steve: You know, we haven't been together on Christmas eve in such a long time. Do you really want to spend it talking about Ava?

Kayla: Well, what would you rather talk about?

Steve: I don't want to talk, baby

[Kayla giggles]

Steve: Come here. Mm. Oh, this is gonna be the best Christmas.

Kayla: You know what? Joey might come home any second.

Steve: So what?

Kayla: Well, do you remember what happened the last time we were under the same roof on Christmas eve, and he came in and caught us? Remember that?

Steve: Well, what were we doing, playing elf?

Kayla: And using some very un-elf-like language in regards to some, uh, toy assembly instructions, you remember that?

Steve: Oh, yeah, I do.

Kayla: Oh, I miss those kids being little. Such a magical time.

Steve: Sweetness, we still have the magic. Yes, we do.

[Kayla laughs]

Steve: I asked my dentist if an electric toothbrush

Theresa: You can't pull my designs. Have you even talked to Nicole about this?

Kate: I don't need to talk to Nicole.

Theresa: Wha--

Kate: Shall we parade out naked models? That would give the brand a lot of PR.

Anne: Well, as they say in pr, no such thing as bad publicity.

Theresa: Anne, please. Look, the launch isn't for another week, okay?

If the clothes aren't ready, I'll get them ready.

Kate: Theresa, this isn't "Project Runway." This is a business. But then again, you don't really have any experience with that, do you?

Nicole: Okay, Kate, please. Can't we just give her a chance? Someone gave you a chance. Someone gave me a chance, and god only knows we didn't deserve it. What's it going to hurt?

Kate: Okay. Fine. Bust your ass trying to work a miracle that's never gonna happen. We'll just pull your designs next week.

Theresa: Thank you.

Nicole: Don't make me regret it.

Theresa: Oh, god, how am I-- I can't do this, Anne, I can--

Anne: Yes. Yes, you can.

Theresa: I can't. I can't.

Anne: You got this company, you've got Brady, and you've got this too, okay? Now, here's to a merry Christmas. Here's to one bottle for ourselves.

Theresa: And most of all, to ousting that bitch Kate in the new year.

Ava: You can't arrest me.

Roman: Try me.

Ava: You don't have jurisdiction, and anyway, I am facing federal charges on several counts.

Roman: Really?

Ava: Yes. Whether or not I am convicted, fate is making sure at I pay for everything that I did.

Roman: Why's that?

Ava: Commander Brady, I'm dying, and I'm lucky if I have six months to live. You can even ask your sister, if you don't believe me.

Roman: All right. If you have six months to live-- if you're lucky, as you say-- why would you want to spend one minute in Salem, where everybody hates you and wants you gone?

Ava: Well, I am here to make amends with the people that I hurt, including you.

Roman: I don't want to make amends.

Ava: Okay. Well, that's up to you, but at least I can have peace of mind, knowing that I tried.

Roman: All right, you know what, Ava? I will check your story out. In the meantime, you make one wrong move, you know where I'm sending you.

Steve: Mm. Mm. Hey, wait a minute. What about the milk and cookies for Santa?

Kayla: Have you earned your cookies? Have you assembled a dozen toys with a hundred parts each?

Steve: Who are you? Mrs. Grinch?

Kayla: [Laughs]

Steve: Oh, wait a minute.

Kayla: What?

Steve: I just went through my checklist of who was naughty and nice, and think I forgot something. I got--I got to go.

Kayla: What?

Steve: Yeah.

Kayla: You're leaving?

Steve: Yeah, but I'll be quick, I promise.

Kayla: Steven, if this is something for me, you know, I-- I don't need anything. Just having the gift of you being back-- it's all I ever wanted.

Steve: I am back, baby. I'm not going anywhere.

[Heartfelt music]

Kayla: I love you, patchy Claus.

[Both laugh]

[Holiday music playing]

Claire: Hey.

Eve: Claire!

Claire: I'm glad you're still here. I've made up my mind.

Eve: Yeah?

Claire: I'll do it.

Eve: Honey, that is just wonderful.

Claire: Yeah, well, you're the first person o ever told me I was talent.

Eve: Really?

Claire: Yeah, I mean, besides my teachers. Thank you for believing in me.

Eve: Oh, honey, thank you so much for putting yourself out there. And I know it's gonna be scary, but I can promise you this: You are not going to be sorry. You know what? I've got my card here. Let meet it for you. It's got my name and number, all my contact information. Text me, call me, anytime, and if I don't hear from you, I'm gonna find you after the holidays, okay, sweetheart?

Claire: Okay. Great. Merry Christmas.

Eve: Oh, merry Christmas to you, beautiful.

Claire: Thank you.

Eve: I'll be home for Christmas you can count on me please have snow a mistletoe and presents on the tree

Steve: We've been through so much since last Christmas. I thought...

Kayla: I know; I didn't-- I didn't think it would be like this this Christmas.

Steve: Neither did I. I'm just glad you put up with a bum like me.

Kayla: Oh, stop it. You are the most wonderful, handsome husband woman could ever ask for.

Steve: I don't know if that's all true, but I'm happy you didn't give up on me, baby.

Kayla: And I'm glad you didn't give up on me.

Steve: Never.

Kayla: Thank you. Love you.

Steve: Merry Christmas, sweetness.

Kayla: Merry Christmas.

Steve: I was gonna me down the chimney, but then it was easier to pick the lock.

Ava: Well, what do you want?

Steve: I want to know if you're telling the truth, for once in your miserable life.

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