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Days of Our Lives Transcript Thursday 12/31/15

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Episode #12750 ~ A tragic New Year's Eve accident forever changes the lives of several Salem citizens; Abigail finds Chad in bed with Belle; a fed-up Nicole runs into Kate; Steve & Kayla find time for romance as they ring in the New Year.

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Kayla: [Laughs] Oh, my gosh. Aah! My water. [Laughs]

Steve: Right there, baby.

Kayla: Are you ready to go?

Steve: Mm-hmm. We showed up to support basic black. We told the whole world we're getting married.

Kayla: [Giggles]

Steve: I think... it's time to get out of here.

Kayla: Let's go find Joey and tell him we're gonna go.

Fynn: More champagne?

Ava: Mm, well... feels a little rude if you're not drinking.

Fynn: No, not at all. I'll join you next time, when I'm not on call.

Ava: Oh. Well, in that case, I would love another glass.

[Both chuckle]

Ava: Thanks.

Joey: Why are you ignoring me tonight? Who is that guy?

Philip: Congratulations, Mom. I'm glad you're finally running your own show again.

Kate: Well, I wouldn't put it that way, at least not yet.

So did the three of you work on any of the designs together? They complement one another so beautifully.

Theresa: Thank you. It was definitely a team effort.

Well, Ms. Donovan, it's not every day a designer comes out of nowhere and gets a debut like this. I mean, your line is so... whimsical.

Theresa: Well, that's one word for it.

Well, your passion is very clear. What was your personal inspiration?

Daniel: All right, another toast to my gorgeous, talented, wildly successful fiancée. What? Come on, what is it?

Nicole: I know. Nicole's not drinking, so something must be wrong.

Daniel: No, you just seem far away just all of a sudden, like...[Whistles]

Nicole: You know, tight came closer than you can imagine to being a total disaster.

Daniel: Yeah, but it wasn't. And that's all that matters right now.

Nicole: Until next time.

Daniel: Hey, you know what? I have faith. In fact, you are the glue holding this whole operation together. You know that, don't you?

Nicole: You know the thing that holds me together?

Daniel: Hmm?

Nicole: You. And I thank god every day, baby. Every day.

Daniel: Oh.

Nicole: [Chuckles]

Jennifer: I don't understand. How can Chad be Thomas' father?

Abigail: Mom--

Jennifer: I mean, I know how, but I--

Abigail: Mom, I cheated, okay? I was disloyal to Ben, and it was a terrible mistake, but it wasn't. It wasn't, because Chad is the father of my son.

Chad: Your second-choice date didn't turn out so bad, did it? Never mind. Don't answer that. The point is, Philip thought work was more important than spending new year's eve with you. I would never make that mistake.

Belle: Aw, he's a good friend. He was just trying to cheer me up tonight.

Chad: Worked well.

Belle: I should've stayed home.

Chad: Why?

Belle: Well, for starters, I didn't need my brother and Claire ganging up on me about how I should be trying to make my marriage to Shawn work, so... thanks for getting me out of there.

Chad: You disagree with them?

Belle: No, I completely agree with them, except I...

Chad: What?

Belle: [Sighs] It's too late. Shawn filed for divorce.

[Dramatic music]

[Both moaning]

Nicole: Mm.

Daniel: What?

Nicole: Okay, I guess I better make my rounds to potential buyers.

Daniel: Yes. You know what? And I'm gonna call parker, okay?

Nicole: Oh, won't he be asleep?

Daniel: No, Chloe's letting him stay up to watch the ball drop. Hey, no, her house, her rules.

Nicole: I hope we have him next year. I can't wait for the three of us to be a family.

Daniel: Yeah, well, we won't have to wait long. Mm! Okay, and you meet me right back here. Right here. Where?

Nicole: Yes, sir. Here.

Daniel: Right here.

Nicole: Here in this area.

Daniel: All right. Mwah!

Congratulations on a spectacular launch, really.

Theresa: Thank you, miss brown.

Brady: [Grunts] How about that, huh? Even miss brown thinks you're amazing. There's three designers standing in front of you, and who gets 90% of the questions?

Theresa: Because I'm a novice.

Brady: No, because you're amazing.

Theresa: [Giggles]

Brady: You're amazing.

Theresa: Yeah, well, I couldn't have done this if you hadn't believed in me, Brady. And that means more to me than you'll ever know.

Brady: You know, I heard you tell her that I deserve the credit, and that's not true. You have the talent. You have the drive. And all I did was wake you up and make you believe in yourself.

Theresa: Yeah, well, now it's my turn to return the favor, okay?

Brady: All right.

Theresa: Okay, come on.

Brady: Ooh.

Kate: So it looks like your date has disappeared.

Philip: I don't blame her.

Kate: Well, I hope she goes home to get some sleep, because she was looking a little haggard.

Philip: Jeez. Mom, she just got divorce papers today. Cut her a little slack.

Kate: Really? So the king and queen of the last blast dance are no more.

Philip: Don't gloat. What did belle ever do to you?

Kate: It's more about what she did to you that concerns me.

Philip: If I'm over it, you should be too.

Kate: I'm not getting over it. That woman is a serial-- huh, she's a serial heartbreaker. But go ahead. I mean, forgive her. Pal around with her majesty. I just hope you're not the next victim.

Chad: I'm sorry.

Belle: Me too.

Chad: Were you surprised when you got the papers?

Belle: You know, I thought he'd at least give me a call. I mean, I know this is all my fault, and I-- I was ready to try to fix things. I was really ready to do the hard work.

Chad: And he wasn't?

Belle: I don't blame him. It's just...

Chad: Hey, are you okay?

Belle: Yeah, you know what? I'm just--I'm tired of obsessing over something I can't do anything about. And I'm sure you don't want to spend your new year's eve talking about how miserable I am, so...

Chad: I don't mind listening.

Belle: Well, I mind. I don't want to be miserable. I want to have fun. I want to ring in the new year right.

Chad: Meaning?

Belle: I don't know. Do something a little crazy, maybe something I've never--

[Soft music]

What was that?

Chad: Something a little crazy that you have done before. Maybe worth repeating? I swear I wouldn't ordinarily be that presumptuous, but since you haven't slapped me yet, I'll keep talking. I know you probably think, in my spare time, I break people's knuckles and waterboard them. Snowboarding's more my speed, and I swear I've never brainwashed a soul.

Belle: No?

Chad: Belle, I'm not the guy you think I am. And I bet you know how that feels.

Belle: You're right.

Chad: So we have more in common than you think.

Belle: Such as?

Chad: Such as, my favorite author is Chekhov, my favorite sport is ultimate Frisbee, and I rock at karaoke and darts.

Belle: You have been doing your homework.

Chad: Mm-hmm. Look, I'd like to think you came with me tonight to spend time with me, even though you fought it. Why fight it? Like you said, having a little fun is a good thing.

Belle: Yeah. It is. [Chuckles]

Jennifer: After everything that's happened, you need to tell Chad.

Abigail: Oh, yeah, of course. No, yes, I have to tell Chad. I need him for genetic testing.

Jennifer: Honey, if it would be easier for you, I could talk to Chad.

Abigail: No, no. Mom, you don't need to do that. It's-- it's Chad's son. Chad's the father, and I am just so relieved. This whole time, I thought that my son's father was a psychopath because I thought it was Ben, and it's not. It's Chad, and Chad just hates me.

Jennifer: Well, maybe if he knows that Thomas is his son--

Abigail: No, mom, I can't go that far yet. I can't think about me and Chad. I just have to focus on Thomas. And you know what? Chad is loyal, and he would do anything for his family. He's not gonna ignore his son. He can't. I won't let him.

[Dramatic music]

These are my dogs dusty and cooper.

Ava: I'm avoiding you because you're not supposed to know me. Look, Fynn, he's a doctor. Your mom hired him at university hospital.

Joey: How do you know him?

Ava: I don't, really. I know Nicole from way back when, and I wanted to be here to support her tonight.

Joey: You could've come with me.

Ava: Oh, sweet Joey. Please, don't be-- don't be jealous.

Joey: I'm not.

Fynn: Hey, Joey.

Joey: Hey.

Fynn: I was just talking to your mum. She's looking for you.

Ava: Okay, I guess I'll talk to you later.

Joey: Yeah, sure.

Fynn: Seems like a nice kid.

Ava: Yeah. Thanks.

Fynn: You're welcome.

This is love this is love this is love

Kayla: Thank you.

Steve: You're welcome.

Kayla: Ah, there you are.

Joey: Hey.

Kayla: Hey. You want to go home with your father and me?

Joey: Well, Ciara, Claire, and Theo were thinking about going out after the party. Okay if I go with them?

Kayla: Uh... all right, well, be careful, all right?

Joey: Mom.

Kayla: No, you work the ER on a new year's eve, and you wouldn't "mom" me. Ay?

Joey: Don't worry, okay? Happy new year?

Kayla: Happy new year. Seriously, be careful. I love you.

Joey: I will.

Steve: Listen to your mom.

Joey: I will. I will.

Brady: [Chuckles] It's not Christmas, is it?

Theresa: It sure feels like it to me. Open it.

Brady: Okay.

Theresa: [Giggles]

Brady: Thank you, um... I don't really understand, though. Did you get this made before I quit?

Theresa: No. Brady, I know titan is where you want to be, and--

Brady: Come on, Theresa, listen. I told you---

Theresa: Look, I know what you told me, okay? But you gave it all up for me, and I appreciate that more than I can ever say, all right? But you never wanted to leave titan.

Brady: I did what was right.

Theresa: Yeah. And now it's my turn to do that for you, okay? Come on, I'm gonna help you get back to where you belong.

Philip: Belle, I'm really sorry for taking off on you tonight. I felt so bad, I came back to the party, but you were already gone. [Sighs] I just...wanted to say happy new year.

[Soft music]

Chad: You want to get out of here?

Belle: Yeah. But first...

Steve: What?

Kayla: Come on.

Steve: Hey, hey, hey, hey, why are we in such a hurry? Come on--

Kayla: 'Cause we have, like, ten minutes. Come on, if we hurry, we can get home and we can ring in the new year with Carson Daly.

Steve: Oh. Well, no offense to Carson Daly, dude--I mean, I like his show...

Kayla: I know.

Steve: But the only person I want to ring in the new year with is you. You, baby.

[Soft music]

[Dance music playing]

Daniel: Yes. All right, yes. I will. Daddy will see you tomorrow. All right, I love you. Bye. Parker told me to give you this.

Nicole: Oh.

Daniel: Right here.

Nicole: Well--ohh! He melts my heart.

Daniel: Oh. So how'd it go with the buyers?

Nicole: Well, I think I charmed a few.

Daniel: Oh, I bet you charmed more than a few.

Nicole: [Laughs]

Daniel: I'm just saying.

Nicole: Yeah, well, mm, Kate will probably manage to uncharm them. She's probably taking credit for Theresa's designs as we speak.

Daniel: Okay, who cares?

Nicole: Baby, I do. She's been awful to Theresa this whole time. She's never gonna apologize. She's never gonna give anyone credit.

Daniel: Okay, we know who deserves the credit, and nothing--nothing-- else matters.

Nicole: I don't think this new year could get any better than this.

Daniel: Yes, it can. In a month from now, my fiancée will be my wife. Give me your paws.

Nicole: [Giggles] I love you.

Daniel: I love you too.

Brady: Look, Theresa, this is really sweet. It is, but I--I told you, I don't want to run titan anymore.

Theresa: Yeah, I know what you said. But I also know it's killing you to watch Philip do a job that should be yours.

Brady: No, I'm just worried about my grandfather. That's it. Look, I left. He had to do something.

Theresa: Yeah, well, you know, he made a lousy choice, and Philip's gonna make a mess of it.

Brady: Well, that's not my problem anymore.

Theresa: Victor's gonna make it your problem sooner or later.

Brady: Maybe you're right. I don't know. I don't know. Maybe someday, I will run titan again. But I need to respect my grandfather's choice right now.

Theresa: And if anything changes?

Brady: Then I'll be ready.

Theresa: [Laughs]

Brady: Thank you.

Kate: John black was a spy. He didn't know anything about fashion. He hired me ten years ago, and I put basic black on the map. I'm gonna do it again.

Well, it sounds like you're gonna be working 24-7 to make that happen. I hope your husband's a very understanding person.

Ms. Roberts?

Kate: [Sighs]

Ms. Roberts?

Kate: Oh, sorry. There is no husband, just me. I'm gonna do everything it takes to make this company a success.

Theresa: If I could have everyone's attention. It's 11:59, which means it's time for the big countdown. In ten...

All: Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one...

[All cheering]

[Jazzy version of "auld Lang Syne" playing]

[Fireworks exploding]

Steve: Happy new year, sweetness.

Kayla: Happy new year.

Steve: You know, now that you said yes... I would like to replace this fine lead and that little tiny diamond with a great big rock.

Kayla: You're hedging your bets, huh?

Steve: No, I was making a statement.

Kayla: It meant a lot to me. I think I like it just the way it is. Did you really think I wasn't gonna say yes?

Steve: Well, you didn't at first, did you?

Kayla: Well, a girl's got to play hard to get.

Steve: Yeah. Well, I've got you now. And I'm not letting you go.

[Tender music]

Fynn: You know, back home, we ring the church bells 12 times at midnight.

Ava: Oh, church bells.

Fynn: Mm, yeah. What's your custom here?

Ava: I think you know.

Fynn: Yeah?

Ava: [Giggles] Happy new year, Fynn.

[Dramatic music]

Chad: You sure you're okay with this?

Belle: Mm-hmm. I'm sure.

Chad: Ah, ah, ah.

Belle: [Chuckles]

Parents help their children discover the world

Kayla: Brr! Cold out here.

Kayla: Brr! Cold out here.

Steve: You're cold, baby. Come here. Let me keep you warm.

Kayla: Mm. I could stay like this forever. I'm so happy being here with you... and away from her.

Steve: You mean Ava? Yeah, I agree with you. Well, forgiving her doesn't mean we have to like her.

Kayla: Are you kidding me? I loathe her. I just couldn't walk around with that hatred in my heart.

Steve: No, you couldn't.

Kayla: But I have to tell you, had a bit of an ulterior motive.

Steve: Really? What was that?

Kayla: Well, she said that she was just staying here until she made amends. I extended the olive branch, and now she better leave. I have made my new year's resolution to make sure that she is out of our lives for good.

All the things I wanted to do

Fynn: Well, I'm parched. Can I get you anything?

Ava: Thanks, I'm good.

Fynn: I'll be right back.

Ava: Okay.

Joey: Hey.

Ava: Hey, Joey. You're still here.

Joey: Yeah. I'm going out with some friends later tonight, but any chance you're free tomorrow? I'd love to show you the motorcycle my dad got me for Christmas.

Ava: Wow, great gift.

Joey: Yeah, yeah, it is great. I'm not allowed to ride it yet, but maybe--

Ava: You know what? I'll talk to you tomorrow, okay?

Joey: Okay. I'll let you get back to your date.

Ava: Hey, Joey? You know what? I just have one question before you go.

I never knew

Daniel: Let's go--

[Cell phone chimes]

Daniel: No, hold on. Hold on.

Nicole: Whoa.

Daniel: Well, it looks like a facetime request from Mel. Oh, boy.

Nicole: What, has she been up all night? Isn't it, like, 6:00 in the morning in London?

Daniel: Have you met my daughter?

Nicole: [Laughs]

Daniel: It's nice of her to think of her dear old dad, though, right?

Nicole: Aw, yes. She must miss you so much.

Daniel: Oh, my gosh. I'm gonna go take this.

Nicole: Okay.

I'm gonna make you stay I can't let you slip away

Nicole: Hey.

Eric: Hey. Can I buy you a martini?

Nicole: I didn't--I didn't realize you were still here.

Eric: Yeah.

Nicole: Can we get two coffees, please, black?

Sure.

Nicole: So... what's going on with you?

Eric: I'm celebrating.

Nicole: Ah.

Eric: Yeah, good riddance to 2015. You know, may 2016 suck slightly less. Not to be a buzzkill...

Nicole: Ah, no, the only buzz that needs to be killed right now is yours.

Eric: You know what? You're right. I'm gonna--I'm gonna go.

Nicole: Wait. Just sober up first, okay? Oh, yeah.

Theresa: Nicole.

Nicole: Okay.

Theresa: Hey.

Eric: Hey.

Nicole: Okay, just a second.

Theresa: Okay.

Nicole: Listen, I have to go take care of something right now, but I love my martini as much as the next person, probably more, but I've just never seen you like this. And I feel responsible.

Eric: No, no. Don't.

Nice: I care about you very much. So can you just listen to some advice from an old friend? Have the bartender call you a cab, okay? And call me in the morning.

Eric: Okay. You're right. Hey, happy new year.

Nicole: Happy--oh! Happy new year. All right.

Oh, it's all for you oh, it's all for you you're my obsession

Eric: [Sighs]

You're my obsession

[Soft music]

Belle: Something wrong?

Chad: No. Everything's just right.

Sir, can I call you a cab?

Eric: Yeah, thanks. I appreciate it.

Better watch out better look out

Eric: [Sighs]

You better watch out you better look out

Kayla: If Ava doesn't leave, then we know she was lying, and then we're gonna have to just--

Steve: Then we'll deal with it. We've dealt with bigger problems than that before, haven't we?

Kayla: We sure have.

[Soft music]

I think that we know better than most people that life is fragile and precious. I don't want to forget that for one second.

Steve: I don't either.

Kayla: You know, I was afraid to give you my heart again. But it was always yours, will always be yours.

I am so grateful for this new year... and this new beginning.

Steve: So am I.

Ava: Has your dad mentioned me since last we talked?

Joey: No, he hasn't.

Ava: Okay, well, maybe he decided that I didn't have anything to do with getting your parents back together.

Joey: I don't know. He's not quick to drop stuff like that.

Ava: Okay. Then again, we shouldn't be talking here.

Joey: My parents are gone.

Ava: Oh. But we still need to be careful. We've made so much progress, and soon they are gonna know that I only have the best intentions. But right now, we still need to take our time. Can you do that?

Joey: Sure.

Ava: Okay. So I'll talk to you tomorrow, okay?

Joey: You will?

Ava: Yes. Happy new year, Joey.

You got me saying, "Oh"

Joey: You too.

Kate: So miss brown would like one last go-around with all of us before she goes back to new York.

Nicole: Terrific.

Kate: I'll set it up.

Daniel: Well, at least Kate doesn't get the final word.

Nicole: Oh, believe me, I made sure of that.

Brady: Why don't we all go over to our place and celebrate a little more?

Daniel: Yes.

Nicole: Yeah, that sounds great, yes.

Theresa: Okay. Why don't you two men go ahead and we'll see you in an hour, give or take?

Nicole: Mm-hmm.

Brady: Sure.

Daniel: Sounds good.

Brady: Do you want me to invite ka?

Both: No!

[Both laugh]

[Soft music]

[Knocking at door]

Abigail: Chad, come on. I know you're in there. I need to talk to you. It's an emergency.

Abigail: Chad.

Chad: What do you want?

Abigail: I need to talk to you. I have to-- [Scoffs] What is--

Chad: Abigail--

Abigail: What are you doing here? You barely even know her. Chad, she's-- you're married.

Belle: Chad, I'm sorry. I'm leaving.

Chad: Listen, belle--

Abigail: Oh, yeah, you--

Chad: Wait. You have a hell of a lot of nerve.

[Dramatic music]

Daniel: You know, I never been one for making resolutions January 1st and breaking 'em on the 3rd. But this year, I have got a big one, and I'm gonna make it stick.

Brady: Really? What do you have to change? Come on, Daniel, your life is pretty much damn perfect.

Daniel: Yeah, it is. And my resolution is to appreciate how great it is, to--you know, to remember my mistakes and keep learning from them.

Brady: [Chuckles] Sounds like a good one for me too.

Daniel: [Chuckles] You know, I got to say, I never thought I'd be ringing in 2016 toasting Theresa's success.

[Both chuckles]

Brady: If it makes you feel uncomfortable--

Daniel: No. No, no, no. I'm glad things are working out for her-- both of you. Yeah.

Brady: Well, she's always had a passion for what she's doing right now, but she never thought she had the talent to back it up.

Daniel: Well, clearly, she was wrong. Nicole has been raving about her designs for weeks.

Brady: Oh, that's good to know. I was kind of worried about the two of them getting along.

Daniel: Yeah.

Brady: But Nicole, she's been--she's been a hell of a mentor to her.

Daniel: And Kate, not so much.

Brady: Theresa asked me if I would come in and "manage" Kate...

Daniel: Yeah, tried that a few times. Just do something different, anything.

Brady: Yeah, I'm not rushing into anything, man.

Daniel: Oh, that is a good idea, because I have a feeling Victor's gonna be crawling back on his knees soon enough.

Brady: That's what Theresa said too. Oh, man.

Daniel: Hmm?

Brady: Ah, Theresa gave me a gift, and I left it backstage. I don't want it to get thrown out. Do you mind if I turn around?

Daniel: No, no, no, of course not. We have got plenty of time to kill.

[Dramatic music]

Eric: [Sighs] Waiting an hour for a taxi? Give me a break.

[Soft music]

[Slow dance music playing]

Now, you and ms. Roberts have been business rivals in the past. Was it difficult to get past those tensions and just...

Kate: You know, you seem so intent on pushing that angle.

Well, you seem very intent on avoiding the question.

Nicole: Actually, Kate, I think that the question was addressed to me.

Kate: Well, the answer is that we get along swimmingly. I would think that would be obvious.

Okay. Whose idea was it to take a chance on a brand-new designer like Theresa Donovan?

Theresa: Oh, actually, I--

Kate: Well, actually, I got in on the ground floor as a silent partner when Theresa came to me.

Nicole: Kate has a new meaning for the word "silent."

[Soft laughter]

Well, I think I have everything I need. Congratulations, and I wish you the best of luck.

Kate: Oh, thank you. Well, that almost went off the rails until I got it back on track.

Theresa: You know, I think we should have a toast, right, to our success and...

Nicole: Yup.

Theresa: Yeah.

Nicole: Oh!

Theresa: Thanks.

Nicole: Sorry.

Theresa: Hey, we should save some for Anne too.

Kate: Why?

Theresa: [Chuckles] God.

Nicole: Excuse me.

Kate: What, I have to do everything myself?

Daniel: I know I just g done talking to you a couple minutes ago, but I heard this song on the radio, and I thought it would be perfect for our first dance. Of course, it just ended. Oh, well. I guess that just gives me an excuse to tell you again how proud I am of you, Nicole-- always, always. Tonight you just-- [Sighs] I love you so much. So hurry back. I cannot wait to celebrate with you, snuggle.

Nicole: [Laughs]

Daniel: [Laughs]

Kate: Can I pull you out of your personal reverie? You and Daniel can get a room later, okay? We need to discuss some things.

[Glass shatters]

Nicole: Damn it, Kate, that's it! I've had it!

[Somber music]

Philip: Belle. Did you get my message?

Belle: No.

Philip: Look, I'm really sorry that I left the party. I felt bad, so I went back, and you were gone, and-- are you okay?

Belle: No, I'm not.

Philip: You want to talk about it?

Belle: No, I really don't.

Philip: It might help. Come on, it's the new year. Let me buy you a drink, maybe a do-over. We can watch the ball drop in California.

Belle: I'm gonna be lousy company.

Philip: I don't care. Come on.

Chad: How do I make you understand? I don't want you anymore. You know it's over, yet you come knocking on my door at 1:00 A.M. On new year's day.

Abigail: I came here to tell you that my son-- that our son is sick.

[Dramatic music]

Abigail: Yeah, that's right, Chad. You're the father, not Ben. It's you.

Daniel: You know, Brady, I've been thinking about who I want to ask to be my best man. And before you say anything-- zip it...

Brady: All right.

Daniel: I know you and Nicole have a history, and Theresa and I... I don't know. Maybe this could be weird. Feel free to say no--

Brady: Hold on. No, no way. No way. Of course. Come on, man, of course. I'd be honored.

Daniel: Good.

Brady: I mean, you make each other very happy, and you are great for her.

Daniel: Oh, she is great for me.

Brady: Wow, it is truly amazing how things work out, isn't it?

Daniel: It's hard to believe life could be this perfect.

[Rock music playing on radio]

[Music loudens]

[Suspenseful music]

Jennifer: [Screams]

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