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Episode #12745 ~ The Hortons decorate their tree; Abigail finds Chad having dinner with Belle; John warns Marlena they might be in danger; Kate & Eduardo share a romantic night.
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Jennifer: I'm glad you put that one on. That was one of your dad's favorites.
JJ: It wouldn't be Christmas without it.
Abigail: Thomas is out.
Jennifer: And it's really nice... to have a baby in the house again on Christmas eve.
JJ: Gee, could that be another Horton?
Jennifer: On Christmas Eve, you think? [Chuckles]
Oh! You're here! Come on in. It's freezing out there. Merry Christmas.
Julie: Is it?
JJ: Look, that is the first in an army of Hortons and a bunch of Horton wannabes. You don't have to stay and face them. 'Cause I'll re--
Abigail: No, I'm fine. I'm okay.
JJ: We could go for a walk, maybe talk.
Abigail: About Chad? No, thank you. I think I'm fine if we never speak about Chad again.
Belle: Wow, you must have a certain amount of pull to get a table here on Christmas eve.
Chad: I am the co-owner.
Belle: Sweet. Why aren't you working?
Chad: Well, I leave the running of the place to people who actually know what they're doing.
Belle: Hmm, so you don't do any actual work.
Chad: Once, when it was really busy, I bussed a table.
Belle: Ah. Ooh, how proletariat of you.
Chad: So let me ask you, what made you hang your shingle back here in Salem?
Belle: My husband and I are splitting up, and I wanted my daughter to be surrounded by as much family as possible.
Chad: I get that. You and your husband, what happened?
Belle: I cheated on him.
Victor: I still don't understand why we can't just pass out checks.
Maggie: They're not personal.
Victor: Personal is overrated, especially this time of year.
Maggie: Would you mind going on ahead without me?
Victor: Good God. Night must be hell for him.
Maggie: You do have a soul.
Maggie: Would you mind?
Victor: Take care of him. But don't leave me in that sea of Hortons too long.
Victor: Ho, ho, ho.
Lucas: Aunt Maggie.
Maggie: Christmas can be tough.
Lucas: Yeah. Yeah, it can be. But I'm doing okay. You know, I'm trying to stay positive and trying to stay in the spirit. I think that would be the best way to honor my son's memory, you know? It'd be better than being a Grinch.
Maggie: Mm-hmm. I agree. So what are you doing here?
Lucas: They got a first-edition Faulkner in there, "sound and the fury." Will was trying to get me to read it. I mean, I was going to. I should have, but, uh...
Maggie: Oh, that boy loved to read.
Lucas: Yeah, he did. I was gonna buy it for him, you know, give it to him tonight, but...
Maggie: Oh, honey.
John: Oh, don't move.
John: I'm serious. Just...
Marlena: What is it?
John: Stay-- no, just--just--just stay right where you are.
Marlena: [Chuckles] What are you doing? [Giggles]
John: Well, I didn't want to waste the mistletoe.
Marlena: Oh, it wasn't there 20 minutes ago.
John: I know. I did some stealth decorating.
Marlena: Oops, you know what? If we keep this up, we'll never get to the party.
John: There's gonna be six dozen people in that room. They're never gonna miss us.
Marlena: Hope would. Lucas would. They've had some terrible losses. They need the people that love them the most around them right now.
John: I appreciate you warning me, but I can't turn back now.
Eduardo: Then you'd better be very careful.
John: I'm sorry, doc, but I just don't think that's a very good idea.
[Video game blipping]
Hope: Hey, kids, you ready to go to Gran's, decorate the tree, huh?
Ciara: Maybe later.
[Video game blipping]
Hope: Ciara, chase... believe me, I know how difficult Christmas is for all of us this year. But it is still Christmas, and I think that maybe we can put down our devices and remember why this night is so special. Don't you?
Ciara: Are you gonna tell us about baby Jesus?
Chase: Santa Claus?
Hope: You two don't back down from the stereotype. That's for sure.
Hope: You know what? "Cue the grumpy teenagers."
Ciara: That wasn't very nice.
Hope: Hey, you know what? I am pulling rank here, okay, because you know what? There will be no talking trash about Christmas, because it is special. It's about the birth of Christ. And it's about family. And I am so lucky to have both of you in my life, that both of you are mine. [Sighs] Come here.
Marlena: Honey, I'm sorry, but, you know, this Christmas eve at the Hortons' is more important than ever right now.
John: You know, I get all that, doc. But you just need to trust me on this one.
Marlena: Well, if you want me to trust you, then you will need to level with me.
John: All right. If we walk out that door tonight, we could be in some serious danger.
Eduardo: So what single malt scotches do you have?
Kate: Wouldn't a bottle of champagne be more festive? After all, it is Christmas eve.
Lucas: I can remember when I found out he was my son and I brought him into Gran's living room and I saw the smile on everybody's face... and every year since.
I just pray that will's in a better place.
Maggie: Let's go. Let's go be with all those people who loved him so much. We'll hang his ornament and we'll celebrate that he's still there. And you know what? He is there.
Lucas: I want to, Maggie. I do. I just don't think I can do it. I don't think I can go there and see all the Hortons and hang the ornament. I just don't think I can go through that right now.
Maggie: Well, you know what? I have an idea, and I think that it'll help us both.
Doug: We gave at the office.
Ciara: Grandpa! Dang it. You do that every year, and it's not funny.
Doug: Not even a little bit?
Ciara: No. I mean yeah, a little bit.
Doug: Merry Christmas, chase.
Chase: Merry Christmas, sir.
Ciara: Hey, let's go get the doughnuts before they're all gone.
Hope: She's growing up. She used to want to get here before noon, remember?
Hope: She really didn't want to come tonight, daddy.
Doug: Well, if you hadn't shown up, I'd have gone and gotten you.
Hope: I know that. Merry Christmas, daddy.
Doug: Merry Christmas, my darling daughter.
When heartburn hits
Marlena: Your prep school was--was a recruiting program for assassins?
John: You know, what I hate the most is that by asking questions, just trying to find out who the hell I am, I put you in harm's way.
John: Because the powers that be see me and my questions as a threat, so they put a target on my head. And the man that I saw at the Salem inn, Eduardo, he's the one they commissioned to kill me.
Kate: Sorry. That was insensitive of me.
Eduardo: How so?
Kate: Suggesting that Christmas could be festive given the losses that both of us have suffered. Aren't you gonna ask me to sit down?
Eduardo: I gave you an out, Kate. Do you remember what I said? I advised you not to get involved with someone like me.
Kate: Actually, what you said is that if it was all too much, you'd understand.
Kate: Thank you.
Chad: So what did the sainted Shawn do?
Belle: You don't listen very well, do you? I just told you, I cheated on him.
Chad: Well, because things were screwed up between you two. He's not blameless, I'm sure.
Belle: [Chuckles] I think no-fault divorce is an oxymoron. Yes, the truth is, we were both at fault. But my sin, to say the least, was more dramatic. So being here in Salem, my daughter will be surrounded by family who loves her, and I will be surrounded by a boatload of judgment.
Chad: That has never happened to me. Oh, wait. You judged me pretty hard the second time we crossed paths.
Belle: Oh, did you expect me to take kindly to you? My mother told me you conspired to have her attacked.
Chad: Which wasn't true.
Belle: Hmm, jury's still out on that one.
Chad: But I gave you my word.
Belle: And a DiMera's word is his bond.
Chad: Oh, yeah, still holding my last name against me.
Belle: I don't have a clue who you really are. You could be a knight in shining armor, or you could be...
Chad: A DiMera?
Chad: Damn. "My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself because it is an enemy to thee."
Belle: You show-off.
Chad: So you passed on the Horton greeting-card Christmas to sup with the devil. Afraid of all that judgment?
Belle: Nah. They're a pretty forgiving bunch. It's just hard to be part of a celebration of family when I've just dismantled mine.
Chad: What about moving back to Maine, trying to re-mantle it?
Belle: Shawn and I need some time apart. And my mother needs me. She's going through a lot right now.
Chad: Because of what Sami did to my father.
Lucas: Merry Christmas.
Jennifer: Merry Christmas. Come on in. [Mouthing words] Oh, it's freezing. Come on in.
Lucas: Yeah, it is. It's cold out there.
Maggie: Merry Christmas, Jennifer.
Jennifer: Merry Christmas. Thank you.
Maggie: You're welcome.
Jennifer: Thank you again.
Maggie: You're welcome.
Jennifer: Roman, hi! Come on in.
Roman: Uh, look, I'm sorry I just showed up this way.
Jennifer: No, it's fine. I'm glad you're here.
Roman: Well, it's actually about business. I need to talk to Abigail.
Jennifer: Abigail? Why?
Abigail: Hi. I'm here. Would you mind keeping an eye on Thomas for me for just a minute?
Jennifer: Yeah, not at all. What's wrong? What's going on?
Roman: It's not a big deal.
Abigail: It's probably just about Ben, I think, yeah.
Roman: I just need to talk to her quickly.
Abigail: I'll just be quick.
Abigail: Thanks. It's okay. It's not about Ben, is it?
Roman: No, it's about some vandalism at the square, something like your brother JJ did a while back. The security camera caught you in action.
Abigail: Listen, um, hope and Lucas are here, and my family just really doesn't need any more drama right now, so can we just-- is it okay if we talk about this later?
Roman: Abigail, if anybody has a reason to throw things, it's you. Do you want to talk about it?
Abigail: No, I just want to know what I can do to fix it. Karl, don't you have friends coming over?
Abigail: Thank you.
Roman: Well, when I told him who you were and what you'd been through, he was very sympathetic. He dropped the charges.
Abigail: I still can't believe I took my anger out on a plate glass window.
Roman: Well, it's all settled now. You want me to take you home?
Abigail: No, I'm gonna-- I'm gonna walk. I think I want some fresh air. But thank you for bailing me out, and thank you for not saying anything in front of my family. They really have already had enough drama.
Roman: Well, you were very right. Your family has had enough drama. So do me a favor. Stop smashing windows. [Chuckles] And have a Merry Christmas with your little boy.
Abigail: Thank you, Roman. Bye.
Doug: It's time.
Chase: Time for what?
Doug: Come with us and find out.
Victor: I didn't get a chance to tell you before, but I know that you were arrested and charged.
Hope: Oh, God.
Victor: Don't worry. I'm not gonna tell anyone. I just want you to know that you and Ciara, you're safe. And I've got an army of men out there trying to find out who set you up.
Hope: Thank you. But I think that the way it went down meant that I was getting pretty damn close to finding out who is behind what happened to bo.
Victor: Yeah, well, I'm going to get even closer. Whoever did this to you and to my son, they will pay for it.
Belle: I'm not talking about Sami with you, DiMera, no matter how smoothly you slip her into a conversation.
Chad: It's your call. But I'll tell you what I told my father. Good for Sami. It's about time somebody taught that old man some humility.
Belle: [Laughs] You really expect me to believe that Stefano DiMera is humble now? No. What Sami did-- what Sami allegedly did would not humiliate Stefano. It would enrage him. And when enraged, he is out for blood. And if he can't find Sami, someone else will pay.
Chad: Look, I know we haven't known each other very long, but I see you as more than just my attorney. I see you as my friend. I promise, I won't let my father or anyone else in my family hurt you.
The humble potato.
Abigail: Merry Christmas, Chad. Season's greetings and all that. Forgive me for interrupting, but it's just that 24 hours ago, Chad was planning our future together and he was promising me that he would take care of me and my son.
Chad: Abigail, this isn't the time or place.
Abigail: Why? What's wrong? Am I out of line here, Chad. Am I upsetting you? I'm sorry. You're not upset at all, are you?
Chad: You should go.
Abigail: [Scoffs] Is this because of your family? Are you doing this because this is what your father and André want you to do, Chad?
Chad: Stop. You're embarrassing yourself.
Abigail: No, you don't do what they tell you. You don't act like this. This isn't who you are. I know that there is something wrong with you. I know it, and I am going to figure out exactly what it is.
Kate: So... just like you, I'm flying solo Christmas eve.
Eduardo: I thought you had family here.
Kate: They're busy tonight. I'll see them tomorrow morning. What about you? Do you have plans for Christmas morning? Are there Christmas presents under your tree?
Eduardo: I'm leaving on a business trip.
Kate: On Christmas day?
Kate: Must be important.
Eduardo: It is.
Marlena: So this man tells you that he's an assassin hired to kill you, and you believe him?
John: Yeah, I do, doc. Because he wants out. He wants--wants out of this life. He said he's gonna do whatever he can to call off this hit.
Marlena: Well, he-- he did warn you, didn't he?
John: Yeah, and didn't have to. Makes me think he's on the level.
Marlena: John, if he's on the level, I mean, that doesn't mean that he can stop the hit, does it? I mean, would he have that kind of power? And if not, what then?
Julie: I know this is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but... this year...
Doug: This year, yes. This year, we need this night more than ever. It's been a bumpy road. We've all been hit hard. We know we can't bring back those people we've lost. But decorating this tree is our way to celebrate our family. So tonight we stop and we remember who we are, where we came from. We tell all the stories. And it's important that we-- that we continue to do this all the days of our lives. Abigail, you, JJ, you, listen to me. When--when we're gone, even if you're not in this house, it is imperative that you be the custodians of that tradition. You hear me?
JJ: Well, it almost never happens that my sister can't talk... [Chuckles] So on behalf of me and my sister, we accept.
["O come, all ye faithful" playing]
Here's a little healthy advice.
Julie: So it's almost time to hang the ornaments. And this year, we have some additions to the family, additions to the Horton Christmas tree. Abigail, you don't know it, but your aunt Maggie and I begged and baked and bribed with the Alice Horton doughnuts Mr. Early to make sure that he achieved this creation in time, and... [Claps] We were successful, yes.
Maggie: We did. Abigail.
Abigail: [Sighs] [Laughs softly] Thank you so much. Thank you.
Maggie: And now I think hope would like to say something.
Hope: Yes. Yes, I do. First of all, one of the best things about Gran and grandpa, tom and Alice Horton, is that they taught by example that family means more than people with common ancestors. So you will see ornaments on the tree for all of the Hortons, but you will also see designated Hortons, people who became part of this family maybe not through birth but most definitely through a lot of love. Honey, would you please give this to the newest designated Horton?
Ciara: It's okay. You don't have to say anything.
Hope: Merry Christmas, chase. Merry Christmas, honey.
JJ: Merry Christmas, chase.
All: Merry Christmas, chase.
Maggie: Merry Christmas. Welcome.
Chase: Thank you.
Marlena: John, you're leaving a lot up to the word of a stranger.
John: I really think he's telling the truth.
Marlena: Well, and if he were, I mean, can he stop the hit? Does he have that kind of power?
John: He's had the same kind of training I've had. No, he wants out of this life. He's gonna get the job done.
Eduardo: The security business doesn't stop for Christmas. And besides, I don't really do holidays.
Kate: Well, you're lucky, because I do.
Eduardo: Mm. Oh.
Kate: Mm. Open it.
Eduardo: What's this?
Kate: It's a key card for the skyward club. It's a new club in titan towers where the penthouse grill used to be.
Eduardo: Skyward club.
Eduardo: Thank you.
Kate: You need to be rubbing shoulders with the power elite.
Eduardo: [Chuckles] I really wouldn't put myself in that class, but...
Kate: I would.
Dandelions and summertime against the afternoon blowing wishes to the sky so dreams will come true candles on a birthday cake rhythm of my breath keeping secret all desire and hopeful happiness if I could make one last wish I would do it all again I would hold the hands of time and I would never let it end and I would never let you go if I could make one last wish following a shooting star into the wishing well biting my lip so darn hard only time will tell a bottle washing up to shore from a stormy sea I hold inside one more wish that's all I would need if I could make one last wish I would do it all again I would hold the hands of time and I would never let it end and I would never let you go if I could make one last wish close my eyes count to ten cross my fingers wish again maybe it will be someday if I could make one last wish I would do it all again I would hold the hands of time and I would never let it end and I would never let you go if I could make one last wish
Chad: I'm really sorry you had to hear all that.
Belle: I'll bet you are. I guess things aren't as tied up with Abigail as you said they were. Or at least she didn't get the memo.
Chad: Okay, she's going through a lot. She's very emotional right now.
Belle: Right, well, between saving her life and Christmas eve, you dumped her.
Belle: Yes, I think Abigail would beg to differ with that.
Chad: Now, look, let's not let her spoil our Christmas eve.
Belle: She didn't. Our Christmas eve was coming to an end no matter what. Listen, you're amusing, your case against the DA's office is a great challenge, and you know what? You do know how to pick out a good bottle of wine.
Chad: Thank you.
Belle: But, Mr. DiMera, Abigail just confirmed everything I already knew. I have to be very, very careful of you. So... merry Christmas, and may visions of sugarplum fairies dance in your head and all that, okay? See ya.
Doug: Feeling a little more in the Christmas spirit now, sweetheart?
Julie: Yes, not because of the ornaments-- because of what you said to the kids. It was wonderful. And Alice would have loved it.
Doug: I know.
Eduardo: Oh, this is great. This is--this is great. But I regret that I don't have anything for you. I didn't realize I'd be spending Christmas eve with someone so remarkable.
Kate: Well... Santa must have just thought you were a really good boy.
Marlena: You know, this is not how I pictured Christmas eve. I was thinking along the lines of trimming the Horton tree, not finding out that my husband had a hit on him.
John: I know, honey. I am so sorry. This is lousy timing. I didn't want to bring you down with this. I didn't.
Marlena: We can't live behind locked doors. We have to live our lives.
John: We will. We will. But for tonight, I think it would be wise if we just stayed close to home.
Marlena: I guess there are worse things than being home on Christmas eve with the man you love.
John: Well, like they say... it's a wonderful life.
Marlena: Yeah. Yeah, that gives me an idea.
Ciara: Hey. Play something.
Julie: Oh, yeah.
JJ: Yeah, I don't know.
Jennifer: Yes, you need to play something. You're gonna have coal in your stocking tomorrow morning if you don't play something.
JJ: All right.
Julie: She paid for the lessons, right? You paid for the lessons.
Jennifer: That's right. I paid for those lessons.
[Upbeat guitar music]
God rest you merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay remember Christ our savior was born on Christmas day
Both: To save us all from Satan's power when we've gone astray o tidings of comfort and joy
John: [Laughs] Come on. Sit down.
Look who we got. Mm.
All: Of comfort and joy comfort and joy
Both: O tidings of comfort and joy
Maggie: Nice! That was so sweet.
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