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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.
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.
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?
Nicole: You. And I thank god every day, baby. Every day.
Jennifer: I don't understand. How can Chad be Thomas' father?
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.
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...
Belle: [Sighs] It's too late. Shawn filed for divorce.
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.
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.
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.
Belle: I don't know. Do something a little crazy, maybe something I've never--
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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: 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.
Chad: You want to get out of here?
Belle: Yeah. But first...
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
[Jazzy version of "auld Lang Syne" playing]
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.
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.
Ava: [Giggles] Happy new year, Fynn.
Chad: You sure you're okay with this?
Belle: Mm-hmm. I'm sure.
Chad: Ah, ah, ah.
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: 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.
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?
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.
I'm gonna make you stay I can't let you slip away
Eric: Hey. Can I buy you a martini?
Nicole: I didn't--I didn't realize you were still here.
Nicole: Can we get two coffees, please, black?
Nicole: So... what's going on with you?
Eric: I'm celebrating.
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.
Nicole: Okay, just a second.
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
You're my obsession
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
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
Daniel: Sounds good.
Brady: Do you want me to invite ka?
[Knocking at door]
Abigail: Chad, come on. I know you're in there. I need to talk to you. It's an emergency.
Chad: What do you want?
Abigail: I need to talk to you. I have to-- [Scoffs] What is--
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eric: [Sighs] Waiting an hour for a taxi? Give me a break.
[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."
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...
Theresa: Hey, we should save some for Anne too.
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.
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.
Nicole: Damn it, Kate, that's it! I've had it!
Philip: Belle. Did you get my message?
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.
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.
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]
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