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Episode #12801 ~ John unlocks the mystery of his past; Eduardo is rushed into emergency surgery; JJ comforts Gabi over shocking news; Shawn has a run-in with Belle; a guilt-ridden Joey makes a decision.
Provided By SuzanneJoey: I mean, all the stuff you guys found at Ava's... that's enough to prove what a whack job she was, right? That she was after us, that she wanted to kill mom. I mean, what else do we need? She had a shrine to you. She had a picture of mom that said "gone forever" on it.
Kayla: Please don't remind us.
Joey: But it's enough for dad to plead self-defense. He's not gonna do time for protecting his family. Don't you think?
Steve: Yes, absolutely.
Joey: Then let me tell the truth. I'm the one who killed her.
Steve: Joe, shh...
Joey: Let me stand trial.
Joey: A kid protecting his mom.
Steve: Stop it right now. You have got to let me and your mom handle it. Do you understand me?
Kayla: Joey, why don't you, uh--why don't you clear the table and then see, uh, if your Grandma needs some help in the kitchen.
Joey: I'm the reason we're in this mess.
Kayla: Joey, please.
He is so like you.
Steve: I know. It scares the hell out of me.
Kayla: He loves me, and he'll do anything to protect me, and you love him, and you'll do anything to protect him.
Steve: And I'll do anything to protect you, Kayla. That's why I couldn't tell you when it happened. I love you both. You're my whole world, and I'm gonna get you through this. I promise.
Shawn: Found the same symbol on the other two.
Lani: I wonder what it means.
Shawn: I don't know. Let's pray to God that it helps us find out whoever took John.
Fynn: Trauma room three.
Gabi: No! No, no, no, no, no. Rafe! Rafe, what's going on? Is he gonna be okay?
Rafe: I don't know, kid. I don't know. Hey, sweetheart.
Rafe: She okay?
Gabi: Yes, yes, she's all right, thanks to you and JJ. Wait, he was shot?
Rafe: Yeah. He, uh, took a bullet that was meant for me.
JJ: Your dad saved Rafe's life.
Gabi: Oh, my gosh. Well, I'm just so glad you're okay. I was so scared.
Marlena: Excuse me, I'm so sorry--I heard there was a gunshot victim.
JJ: Eduardo Hernandez. He's on his way to the trauma room right now.
Marlena: Well, then, where's John?
John: My father, timothy Robicheaux... he died on the battlefield in the Korean war, and I am wearing his tags.
Yo Ling: There are more things in heaven and earth, John... than are dreamt of in your philosophy. I can call you John, can't I?
John: You got me chained to a pole. You can call me whatever you want.
Yo Ling: This western syllogism... it's so narrow and so literal. There's no room for exploration. There's no room to breathe. It's stifling. Like a summer afternoon in Korea. The heat just keeps coming and coming and coming. It curls through your mind like an army of ants. There's no end in sight.
Yo Ling: But I transcended all that, John.
John: So you're trying to say what?
Yo Ling: I'm trying to say when timothy Robicheaux died on that battlefield, a new being was born. The man known as Robicheaux was left for dead, but he summoned a strength most men can't even imagine, and he escaped into the mountains of china. He recovered, he trained with masters of the martial arts. He rebuilt his strength.
And he took the name Yo Ling.
John: Chinese for "phantom."
Yo Ling: Yeah, and do you know where phantoms live? They live everywhere and nowhere... in the dark matter where no light exists. You can't see them, but they're there. They influence everything you do, everything around you.
John: Well, I hate to disappoint you, but I can see you just fine.
Yo Ling: I think not. Despite the training that we gave you, you turned your back on us. You abandoned your commitment. See, I know everything.
John: Yeah, well, you abandoned your family. Not to mention your country.
Yo Ling: My country left me for dead. And now my mission is to right the wrongs of that sewer that you call western civilization.
John: Robin hood, huh?
Yo Ling: Robin hood?
[Chuckles] What did he know about justice? What he did was a band-aid. We brought real change. I've seen despots fall. I've seen governments topple. Our movement is synonymous with revolution. At the beginning, we were disorganized and irrational, but I was able to transform that chaos into the most effective organization of spies, assassins, and fighters in the world. I took a handful of passionate believers and created what the world came to know as the phantom alliance.
John: So now I know who you are and what you are. How long you been watching me? How long have you known that I'm your son?
Yo Ling: A long time.
Have some tea. It's a rare blend I imported from Nepal.
Yo Ling: It'll help you feel better.
John: I'll pass. Consummate host.
Rafe: We're trying to trace the call that told him to go to the warehouse. Right now, we have a team at the warehouse going over it with a fine-tooth comb.
Marlena: Well, then it was never about Arianna and me. It was always about John. It's that damn agency, and that's how they work.
Marlena: They wanted him back, so they tried to go through his family because they want him to kill for them again.
Rafe: And what else do you know about the agency?
Marlena: I know there's a place called the Winterthorne academy, and that's a recruiting center. You know, John isn't given to exaggeration.
Rafe: I know.
Marlena: John said the organization is evil, and he meant that literally.
Yo Ling: Nice cold shower.
Yo Ling: The ultimate elixir. Jumpstart the system. I've used it my whole life.
[Yo Ling exhales]
John: Looks like that took a lot out of you.
Yo Ling: [Coughs]
John: Maybe you ought to call up some of that inner strength other men can only imagine.
Yo Ling: You have a lot of anger toward me.
John: Yeah, 'cause you destroyed my life.
Yo Ling: On the contrary, I offered you purpose.
John: Like hell. You turned me into a killing machine.
Yo Ling: Not "machine." Never machine. Killing is sometimes necessary. You do what you have to do, but only for a higher purpose. So it's not machine. It's never machine.
John: So tell me, father... how many people have I killed? Do you even know?
Yo Ling: Does it matter now? When you arrived at Winterthorne, everyone could see your promise. Everyone could see your talent. Your destiny was to follow in my footsteps.
John: So you were the one who brought me there.
Yo Ling: Took me awhile to find you... after your mother abandoned you. We traced you to the orphanage that you were placed in, but by the time I arrived, you had already been adopted by the Alamains.
John: Just another piece of good luck.
Yo Ling: I watched, and I waited.
After all, you were my only son. And when the time was right, we followed you to the Alamains. We made them a financial offer they couldn't refuse and promised to place you in the prestigious Winterthorne academy.
John: And they were more than happy to have you take me off their hands.
Yo Ling: When you arrived at Winterthorne, John... I almost came to you, but I felt you needed to stand on your own. You were chosen for special training. Groomed to be one of the alliance's elite, and that proved to be a very wise decision on our part.
John: So your minions brought me to Winterthorne, and you just... silently sat in the background and watched as they brainwashed me.
Yo Ling: Educated you.
John: Indoctrinated me.
Yo Ling: Educated you.
John: Indoctrinated me.
Yo Ling: You were on the verge of commanding your own brigade. 250 men. Then Petrov betrayed me, took you, and delivered you to--
John: Stefano DiMera.
Yo Ling: Yeah.
John: [Laughs] And now, after all this time, you've got me back.
Yo Ling: I do.
John: Why is that?
Yo Ling: That's the key question, isn't it?
Gabi: Wow, uh, I just-- I can't believe that our father was an assassin.
Rafe: Well, he was in the same organization as John, so... and he said he's tried to cut ties with them several times, but they wouldn't take no for an answer.
Gabi: So they just took my baby?
Rafe: Marlena thinks John was the ultimate target, and... since they took him, she's probably right.
Gabi: Wow. I just--I can't believe my father's an assassin.
Rafe: Well, the fact of the matter is, we really know nothing about his past.
Gabi: Yeah, and if he doesn't make it through the surgery, then, uh... we never will.
Kayla: Um... you should get going. You have that meeting with belle, right?
Steve: Uh, right. Try not to worry, okay?
Kayla: Let me know what happens.
Steve: I will.
Joey: You two seem to be getting along.
Kayla: We have to stick together.
Joey: If you don't forgive dad... it's like Ava won.
Kayla: I, um, I have to get back to work.
Joey: Do you think that-- do you think that all the stuff you guys found--the shrine, the photos... does that mean dad's gonna get off?
Kayla: I think it looks a lot better than it used to. Look, your dad told me not to worry. I think we both need to work on that. I'll see you later, okay?
Steve: I mean, that proves she was a threat to us, right?
Belle: Well, it proves that Ava Vitali was certifiable.
Steve: Look... I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but the writing on that is in blood.
Belle: Wow, she not only lived in crazy town, she was the mayor of crazy town.
Steve: So that proves self-defense right? I killed her to keep her from doing the same to Kayla.
Belle: Well, I don't think it's all cut and dry, um, and it doesn't prove imminent threat, but it gives me something to play with.
Steve: "Play with"?
Belle: Well, at the very least it proves mitigating circumstances, and it does document that she was not only blackmailing you, but terrorizing you. Could explain why you didn't go to the cops when it all started.
Steve: I thought you'd be more excited about this.
Belle: It's not about how I feel about it. I have to take this to Justin and see what he thinks.
Belle: Well, I'm just putting myself in Justin's shoes. I mean, if I was the DA-- [Scoffs] I wouldn't want to go to trial knowing all that was waiting for me. Wish me luck.
Steve: I was hoping you wouldn't need it.
Yo Ling: During my time in china, I learned the ways of the old masters. I learned eastern medicine. I used that to treat my men in the field. But unfortunately, I myself contracted an insidious disease. Bacteria are the oldest members of the food chain, John. Capable of eating us from the inside out. Probably inherit the earth one day. Fortunately for me, I'll be long gone by then. [Coughing] [Sniffs] But I have no intention of leaving this planet early. There's one thing standing in the way of my longevity.
John: That's what Caroline Brady had.
Yo Ling: I followed her case, her recovery. [Coughs] Unfortunately, my condition is more advanced than hers.
John: So you're on a new mission?
Yo Ling: I've been seeking a cure for a long time. Several years ago, I... heard about a serum that Bo Brady had discovered.
John: So you're the one who kidnapped him and tortured him, and you stole it for yourself.
Yo Ling: No. I hired someone to get it for me. [Coughs] Unfortunately, I did not exercise sufficient oversight there, and I regret that.
John: You regret that? Bo Brady is dead because of you. And you were ready to have Marlena and her grandchild end up the exact same way.
Yo Ling: Yes, that would have been unfortunate collateral damage.
John: "Collateral damage"? What a great way to look at human life.
Yo Ling: You are forgetting one of the basic tenants of our alliance...which is the loss of a single life or even multiple lives is sometimes the price to be paid for a greater good.
Belle: Here it is. Clear proof that she was mentally unstable and a genuine and imminent threat to Steve's family. He had no choice but to stop her. I think you have to drop the charges against him.
Justin: Belle, this evidence, your argument, it's... I guess the word I'm looking for is "laughable."
Belle: I don't think the jury's gonna be laughing when they see those pictures.
Justin: No jury is going to acquit Steve once I explain exactly what self-defense means. It doesn't mean smothering a woman half your size in a hospital bed. It doesn't mean getting away with murder.
Belle: So you're really going to argue that the woman who did this was not a threat?
Justin: That threat could have been handled with a restraining order or reporting the fact that she kidnapped Kayla. Steve deliberately chose to do neither. In fact, I could argue, persuasively, I think, that by not having her arrested he was actually laying the groundwork for her murder. And then you start throwing words around like premeditation--
Belle: No, everything that Ava Vitali did was premeditated. Steve was just in reaction mode.
Justin: Oh, I understand that, but Steve went outside the law, and it's not his first visit there. These are lurid, disturbing pictures, but they don't change the facts of the case. Steve Johnson will have to stand trial for murder.
Shawn: Gotcha, thanks. Toxicology report came in.
Shawn: So the liquid that John and Eduardo drank... was laced with a narcotic that's popular with Asian street gangs. Dead guy's chest, the symbol that was on it?
Rafe: Yeah. It was a Chinese symbol, and it stood for "phantom."
Rafe: So this agency has its roots in Asia. I'm gonna call Shane Donovan and see if he's got any information.
[Cell phone beeps]
John: You call what you've done the greater good?
[Scoffs] I don't think I'd go claiming the moral high ground here.
Yo Ling: You ever heard of the 38th parallel? Of what happened there in 1950? They teach you about that in your schools? Of course not. Not the real story. The united states of amnesia. Never tell. Never tell the unvarnished truth. The coup of MacArthur and Marshall-- they overrode Truman...
[Coughs] And they took their armies, they crossed into the democratic people's republic of Korea, cutting down innocent people. Women. Children. Whose only crime it was being born too far north. The united states of aggression.
John: Well, look who's talking about aggression.
Help me with something. I want to understand what happened to that man that I read about in those newspaper articles? By all accounts, timothy Robicheaux was--was a kind, he was a decent man, he... never made a lot of money, but was known for his charity.
Yo Ling: Tim Robicheaux was a nobody without the power or the resources to truly affect his world, but Yo Ling, Yo Ling became a man--
John: Who talks about himself in the third person.
Yo Ling: Who makes a difference.
John: So did Stalin.
Yo Ling: So did Che. So did Malcolm. Mandela... Allende... Emilio Zapata... crazy horse... [Chuckles] But all of those men, they thought outside the box, and they left this world before their time. I don't want that to be my fate. And that's where you come in.
Steve: So you showed all those pictures to Justin and he still wants to take it to trial?
Belle: Listen, I'm not giving up on this, and neither should you. We're gonna fight this.
Steve: Yeah. Well, it'll be what it'll be. If I can't beat it, I'll do the time. I've made my peace with that.
Jade: Hey, Joey, slow down.
Jade: You look awful. What's wrong?
Jade: Liar. Come on, you can talk to me.
Joey: I can't.
Jade: Look, you can trust me.
Get whatever it is off your chest. I swear I won't tell anyone. Is it about your dad... killing that Vitali woman?
Joey: He didn't kill her.
Gabi: Oh, my God, JJ, your family. Oh, my God, Abigail's wedding. You're missing your sister's wedding.
JJ: I will leave as soon as we find out your dad made it through surgery.
Gabi: Oh, my God, I feel so bad about this. I'm sorry.
JJ: Don't. Do you have any idea how much I care about you?
Gabi: [Murmurs] Oh... thank God that you made it out of that warehouse in one piece. I don't think I knew till now how much I really need you.
Fynn: I have good news. Your father's out of surgery. It was a clean shot, so even though he's lost a lot of blood, the damage wasn't too extensive.
Rafe: Okay, well, I need to see him.
Fynn: Give him time to rest.
Rafe: That's the thing-- I don't have time. After my father was shot, they took another man. I don't know where. Now, I need to talk to my father. He's our only hope of finding the guy.
Fynn: Okay, just don't get him excited.
Rafe: Okay. Tell my sister he's gonna be all right.
Eduardo: Hey... Arianna's all right?
Rafe: Yeah, she's fine. She's with Gabi.
Eduardo: Thank God.
Rafe: And thank you. We both know that bullet you took was meant for me.
Eduardo: I was having second thoughts about it. It was too late to pull up.
Rafe: You need to rest, but I need to talk to you.
Marlena: Eduardo-- oh... do you know where John is?
Eduardo: John's missing?
Rafe: It looks like the alliance took him.
Eduardo: They're trying to turn him. They'll try to turn him.
Rafe: All right, hey, hey, hey, hey. You're not going anywhere. You wanna help John, talk to me, all right? Tell me everything you know about this damn alliance.
Joey: I thought she was my friend. I thought-- I thought that I loved her, but everything she did was to tear apart my family, and I knew that as long as-- as long as she lived, she wouldn't stop.
Jade: The night of the party, you were telling me about an older woman who broke your heart. That was her.
Joey: I left the party to go to the hospital. To make sure she never woke up. And my dad showed up and he saw and he told me to leave, and he stayed and he took the blame. [Exhales] It's okay if you hate me. I do. I mean, what I did was horrible, but letting my dad take the blame, that's even worse.
Jade: Joey, you were pretty drunk that night, and... I get how people can get pushed to the edge.
Joey: I went over the edge.
Jade: You know, what your dad is doing is pretty great. If it were my dad, he'd let me rot in prison.
Joey: I know he loves me, but this is...
Jade: Maybe he's doing what he thinks is right.
Joey: So shouldn't I do what I think is right? If my dad gets convicted, I won't be able to live with myself.
Kayla: Justin should schedule surgery, and I would be happy to remove that big stick that is so far up--
[Exhales sharply] I'm sorry. I'm sorry it's just easier for me to be mad at him than to think about what could happen to you. I didn't think this day could get any worse.
Kayla: John is missing, and Marlena thinks that the alliance has him.
Steve: Oh, my God.
Rafe: They each had one of these carved on their chest. Translates as "phantom."
Eduardo: Phantom alliance. That's the group that John and I worked for. We killed for.
Rafe: Can you give me some names?
Eduardo: None that would help. Most of those men probably had six or seven fully documented identities.
Rafe: What about the people that you answered to? It's very rarely the same person twice. It's one level of encryption on another. I'm pretty sure I never met anyone from the highest ranks.
Rafe: Where are they based?
Eduardo: Nowhere and everywhere.
Marlena: Do you know where they took John?
Eduardo: I'm so sorry.
John: So what do you want from me?
Yo Ling: Something very personal.
In addition to the advanced stage of topits, I've developed an acute blood disease. If I can heal that quickly, I can buy the time I need to cure the topits.
John: So what does chaining me to a post have to do with any of that?
Yo Ling: I need fresh, healthy, compatible blood. Who's a better source for that than my own son? My belly pain and constipation?
Joey: I can't let my dad do this. His lawyer just told him the case is going to trial. I'm a minor--they'll be easier on me.
Jade: Joey, I think your father knows what he's doing.
Joey: Don't you see? I don't have a choice. I have to turn myself in.
[Knock on door]
Gabi: Excuse me? Could we come in for a second?
Fynn: I think you fall under the heading of "good medicine." Just keep it calm and don't stay too long.
Gabi: Okay. Hi.
Gabi: How are you?
Eduardo: I'm okay.
Gabi: We just wanted to come in and say thank you.
Eduardo: She's okay?
Gabi: Yeah, yeah, she seems to be doing fine. JJ told me that you-- that you saved Rafe's life, and I wanted to say thank you for that.
Eduardo: You shouldn't thank me, Gabi. I put all of you in danger 'cause of my insane life. There's so much I need to tell you.
Gabi: Listen, listen--
Eduardo: So much I need to explain to you.
Gabi: I know, but the doctor says you should just keep it short and quiet, and, um, yes, you have some explaining, but we'll-- we'll have time now. Thank God.
Eduardo: You have your mother's eyes. She had beautiful eyes, you know.
Eduardo: Ari-- Ari has 'em too.
Eduardo: Such beautiful eyes.
Gabi: Do you want me to put her here?
Eduardo: Sweetie, you wanna--
Gabi: Yeah, yeah, she'd love that.
Eduardo: You wanna... try on my ring?
Eduardo: Does it fit you?
Eduardo: Oh, yeah, it's a little big. You wanna put it back on my finger?
Gabi: Yeah. Oh, thank you.
Eduardo: Thank you, darling. Love you guys.
Gabi: Love you too.
Rafe: Yeah, I'm gonna need a guard outside my father's room. Okay, I'll just wait here till one shows up.
[Cell phone beeps]
Rafe: Marlena, I didn't really get much out of my father, so I'm gonna need to ask you anything and everything that John ever told you about this Winterthorne academy.
Steve: Did you ask your father about that?
Rafe: I didn't ask him yet. He's a little groggy. I just need him to have a little more strength before I grill him.
Steve: Well, I want to be in on that. If he gives us anything, I want to track it down and find these bastards who took John.
Kayla: Steve, you are facing murder charges. You're out on bail.
Steve: Look, I can't just stand around and wait for them to do whatever it is they're gonna do.
Kayla: And they will put you in jail until the trial.
Steve: Well, I'm gonna have to risk it. John is my partner. I'm not stopping until we find him.
John: Your people trained me to be a killer, and now you want my blood?
Yo Ling: It's a bit more complicated than that.
In order for me to continue--
John: Continue what? There is no greater good, damn it! You are just a sick old man who got rich by training and selling heartless assassins.
Yo Ling: Not a penny has gone in my pocket. I own nothing. Now there's a chance... that what I'm asking you for will cost you your life.
John: And that's supposed to come as a surprise?
Yo Ling: But you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you died for the future of this planet... and for a sacred cause.
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