Days of Our Lives Transcript Friday 2/17/17
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Episode #13027 ~ Chloe & Nicole's custody hearing for Holly begins; Belle drops a bomb that stuns Nicole; Adrienne finds Paul unconscious in the alley and learns startling news about Sonny; when Deimos continues to stonewall, Adrienne attacks him.
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Hope: Julie, what is it? What's wrong?
Julie: My son...David. [Gasping]
Doug: What about him, honey? Julie?
Julie: He's--he's gone!
Julie: [Sobs] He's dead!
Doug: Oh. Oh, no, that can't-- that's just impossible.
Julie: Scotty called me. He father was in a motorcycle accident, and he--he... was killed instantly.
Doug: No, no, no.
Julie: [Sobbing hysterically]
Abe: Oh, my God.
Valerie: Oh. [Gasping]
Belle: Chloe, this is Mrs. Carter. She's from child protective services. She's gonna take Holly until the hearing is over.
Chloe: What? No. Holly needs me. The judge hasn't even ruled anything yet.
Belle: Chloe, we talked about this, remember? You need to stay calm, cooperative, okay?
Chloe: Okay, yeah. I... just, please, can I have one minute alone with my baby?
Brady: Where is Nicole?
Deimos: Mm. She's conferring with Justin.
Brady: She's got to be a nervous wreck.
Deimos: I'm not. I expect to get everything I want today-- on multiple fronts.
Brady: You do understand that belle is going to throw Nicole's past in her face, right?
Deimos: With everything Justin has on Chloe, advantage: Nicole.
Brady: Wow, you're awfully laid-back. Do you understand that if Nicole loses this case, she's gonna be devastated? Do you know that?
Deimos: Judge Pearce is going to award Nicole custody. So why don't you just take it down a notch, all right? What?
Brady: You wouldn't be this confident if you didn't know something. You want to tell me what's going on?
Nicole: [Sighs] So...what do you think? The outfit, of course.
Justin: Nicole, we've been over this. Don't worry about your appearance or anything else. We'll win this. End of story.
Nicole: Yeah, in the majority of cases, custody usually goes to the biological mother.
Justin: That's right.
[Cell phone rings]
Justin: Oh. Hang on.
Justin: Yeah, this is Justin. Are you sure? No, no, it's not a problem. It's just a little unusual. All right, thank you.
Nicole: What's going on? Justin!
[Soft dramatic music]
Belle: Hey. It's gonna be okay.
Chloe: You don't know that. Nobody knows that. You said it yourself, the judge usually sides with the biological mother.
Belle: There are a lot of circumstances where the surrogate--
Chloe: No, I just have to be realistic. If Nicole wins today, then I may never see Holly again.
Deimos: I'm confident simply because in 96% of the cases, custody is awarded to the biological mother.
Brady: And what if there are too many revelations about Nicole's past that puts her in the unfortunate other 4%?
Deimos: You are such a dark cloud today. You need to be more like me. I'm a "glass half full" kind of guy.
Brady: No, you're not. You've never been that guy. Not even close. So I repeat: What's going on?
Justin: Excuse me. Deimos, I just wanted to let you know that you won't be able to attend the hearing today.
Deimos: Wait a minute. What? Why would the judge deny me access?
Justin: Relax. It's not personal. He just decided to move the hearing to his chambers.
Deimos: I still have a right to be there.
Justin: No, actually, you don't. There will be a published transcript, but the only ones allowed will be the judge, the bailiff, the stenographer, Chloe, Nicole, and the lawyers.
Deimos: All right, well, then I'll go to the courthouse anyway. I'll wait outside judge Pearce's chambers.
Nicole: Deimos, please, just knowing that you're outside is gonna make me nervous, all right? I've got this. And the judge will award custody to the biological mother. He has to.
Deimos: All right, you know what? You're absolutely right. It's not gonna be long before we put Holly to sleep upstairs in her-- her brand-new nursery, okay?
Nicole: Yeah. Right.
Deimos: It's okay.
Nicole: Okay. I'm gonna go wait in the car.
Brady: How about I walk you out?
Nicole: Thank you. I'd like that.
Justin: I'll be right there.
Justin: So how did it go with Sonny?
Deimos: What are you talking about?
Justin: He was going to have it out with you. He's mad as hell.
Deimos: About what?
Justin: This damn war. There was an attempt on your life, André poisoned, Dario beaten up, and now Gabi and Chad kidnapped?
Deimos: What can I tell you? I guess something more important came up. I haven't seen Sonny. But I'll tell you what, Justin. I'd appreciate if you stop worrying about that for now, okay? Start focusing on the hearing. Get Nicole back her daughter, please.
Adrienne: Paul? Paul! Oh!
Adrienne: Paul! Oh, God! Oh, Paul, you're bleeding. Hold on. I'll get help. Hold on. Hold on. No, no, no, no, just hang on.
Paul: Wait, wait, wait.
Adrienne: No, no, no, you're hurt. I'll get help.
Paul: No, I'll be okay. I was just-- Sonny. Sonny. Where's Sonny?
Adrienne: What? What--what happened?
Paul: Some guys were-- no, never mind me. They took--they took Sonny!
Adrienne: What are you talking about? Took Sonny where?
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Doug: Here, honey, try to drink something.
Julie: I told him motorcycles were dangerous. I sent him a helmet.
Doug: I remember that. Yes, yes, yes. But he wouldn't wear it. I know. He was such a free spirit.
Julie: He never listened to me.
Doug: Oh, he was a little bit wild, honey. I mean, impetuous.
Julie: [Crying] I should have been a better mother to him.
Hope: You were a great mother. You can't--
Julie: I should have reached out to him more.
Hope: You did. You tried to. He put up a wall.
Abe: Julie, he knew you loved him.
Doug: Of course he did.
Julie: Why didn't I try harder? Why didn't I spend the time with him? Why didn't I stay with him? He was my child, and he's gone!
Belle: Chloe, I know that I've worked really hard to make sure you don't get your hopes up, but listen. I actually think we have a really good shot at this.
Chloe: Why? Did you dig up something else on Nicole?
Belle: No, but there was a development--
Justin: The odds are definitely in our favor.
Belle: Nicole, Justin.
Justin: Belle, Chloe.
Nicole: Chloe, you don't have to do this. Please, just... do the right thing. Call this off. I mean... just say it was a mistake. If you give me my little girl back, you can visit anytime, and you can be a part of her life, and Holly--Holly can be a part of parker's. Don't you want that?
Chloe: Does this mean that you'll really give up Deimos?
Duncan: Ah, good, everyone's here. Have a seat, please.
Justin: Uh, excuse me. Judge Duncan, I was under the impression that judge Pearce would be conducting this hearing.
Duncan: Judge Pearce recused himself.
Justin: He did? Did he give a reason why he recused himself?
Duncan: Counselor Brady will explain. Have a seat, Mr. Kiriakis.
Paul: I couldn't stop them. I... they were trying to drag Sonny away, and he was fighting back, and-- and when I got there, they-- they hit me. Damn!
Adrienne: Why would they do something like that?
Paul: I'm...I'm not...
Adrienne: You know what? It doesn't matter. I'm gonna call the police. Roman will know-- ah, damn it. It's this war. If I get the police involved, it could make it worse for Sonny. What, you think I didn't know?
Paul: How much?
Adrienne: Deimos kidnapped Chad and Gabi. This war is over some stupid piece of high-tech equipment worth a lot of money. Is there more?
Paul: That's more or less what I know too.
Adrienne: Except now they've kidnapped Sonny. Damn it.
Paul: It has to be in retaliation. Either the Hernandezes or the DiMeras, they want to use Sonny to trade back for one of their own. My God, everything just keeps getting worse. What the hell can we do?
Adrienne: I'm not sure. Let me call Justin. He may know what to do.
[Cell phone ringing]
Justin: My apologies, your honor. I, uh, should have turned off my phone when I entered the building.
Duncan: Yes, you should have. All right, this hearing is now in session. Ms. Brady, would you explain to your colleague the changes that have occurred?
Belle: Yes, your honor. Justin, of course you've had investigators working on this case, and so have we. Last night, our team discovered that there had been private communication between judge Pearce and Deimos Kiriakis. When judge Pearce was confronted with this evidence, he agreed that it was inappropriate and recused himself.
Nicole: It's the first I heard of it.
Chloe: Oh, come on.
Duncan: Silence, both of you. There will be order in these chambers. Is it possible to stop daily
Abe: [Sighs] My God. Lose a child...
Abe: Val? You okay?
Valerie: What? Oh, I'm sorry. Excuse me. I just--I just need to--
Brady: We need to talk about this Orwell.
Deimos: No, not now, Brady. I need to concentrate on Nicole. This whole "change of venue" thing doesn't smell right.
Brady: Why, do you think belle's trying to pull a fast one or something?
Deimos: How the hell should I know? Which is why I need to get down there.
Brady: Hold on, Deimos. I don't think you're worried about belle pulling a fast one. I think you're worried about the fast one that you've already pulled that isn't working. You want to tell me what's going on?
Adrienne: Justin's usually really good about getting back to me. I don't know-- oh, God, he's in court. Nicole's hearing.
Paul: Then we can't wait for him.
Adrienne: No, no, we can't. Let me get you to a hospital. Easy, easy, easy. I'll see Deimos myself.
Paul: No way. Look, Sonny needs our help. I'm fine.
Paul: We can go see Deimos together--now.
Adrienne: Okay, go. Come on. Come on. Come on. Come on. Here.
Duncan: I need this clearly understood. Just because we're meeting in chambers does not mean that courtroom rules do not apply. Trust me, they do. And I will enforce them. Understood?
Belle: Absolutely, your honor.
Justin: Understood, your honor. And may I just say that we will be investigating this charge of inappropriate communication.
Belle: Justin, I saved you the trouble. In fact, here is a list of all the calls from judge Pearce-- made to him and received by him. And this is a copy of his signed statement.
Justin: Thank you. But I want it on record that I knew nothing about this, your honor, nor did my client. And I trust that this incident will not prejudice you against her?
Duncan: I'll accept that you nor your client knew anything about it. But it is a part of the record now, Mr. Kiriakis. Ms. Brady, you'll go first. Why should miss lane be awarded custody of this child?
Belle: Thank you, your honor. Fact: Nicole walker and her fiancé Daniel Jonas signed a document giving Chloe lane blanket permission to be implanted with one of their embryos at any time. The first attempt failed. And then, sadly, dr. Jonas was then killed in a tragic car accident, after which miss lane attempted a second pregnancy, and this one was successful.
Chloe: I didn't know it at first.
Belle: But when she did realize that she was carrying their baby, she also discovered that miss walker was in a very serious relationship with an extremely dangerous man named Deimos Kiriakis.
Justin: Your honor, objection. Miss lane has shown no evidence proving that this man is dangerous in any way.
Belle: Your honor, Deimos Kiriakis crippled a woman in order to extract money from her husband, his brother. I can add more instances of his behavior if you'd like.
Duncan: Overruled. Let her finish.
Belle: Your honor, Nicole walker has biology on her side, yes. But that's it. Knowing full well what Deimos Kiriakis is capable of, she continues to plan a marriage to him, which would put baby Holly in an environment that could threaten her welfare, possibly her existence.
Nicole: Oh, that is not true!
Belle: But of course that's not the only reason that we would want to prove that miss walker is unfit to raise baby Holly.
Justin: Your honor, if I may--
Duncan: No, you may not. I told you, let her finish. Ms. Brady?
Belle: Your honor, Nicole walker in the past has been involved in pornographic films. In fact, she was quite the star.
Nicole: You are making it sound like-- you know--
Belle: Our list of felonies includes shooting her father, attempted murder of her ex-husband, multiple attempts to pass off someone else's child as her own-- including pretending to be pregnant and then stealing Samantha Brady's baby as she tried to pawn that off as her own-- and then, of course, there was the stunt involving my client and a flesh-eating bacteria. I think you see where I'm going with this, your honor.
Justin: Your honor, these so-called facts are irrelevant. I could stand here and list Chloe lane's felonies and shortcomings, but it would take me all day to do so. The only relevant fact is that Nicole walker is this child's biological mother.
Duncan: You'll get your chance, counselor. Sit down. And this is the last time I'm going to tell you this.
Belle: Since the past seems to be so painful, why don't we just focus on the present? As I mentioned earlier, Nicole walker is engaged to Deimos Kiriakis, who engaged in illegal contact with a sitting judge, trying to ensure the outcome of this case. Your honor, she is deeply influenced by this man, knowing full well that he's a danger to society. How influenced is she by him? Well, just recently, in order to protect her violent fiancé, miss walker stabbed and nearly killed a man.
Nicole: He was an assassin.
Belle: Most people don't have assassins coming after them. Your honor, if baby Holly were to be raised by Nicole walker, her life would be in danger, and her formative years would be spent in the worst possible environment. I think the choice is really clear here. Thank you.
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Hope: Valerie seemed a little, uh... a little strange.
Abe: She seemed all right at the wedding.
Hope: Oh, my gosh. I just realized, she and David...
Abe: Years ago, of course. Of course.
Hope: David was Valerie's first love.
Abe: Look, I feel awful. I, um...I'm gonna go find her, okay?
Brady: Deimos, I swear to God, if you did anything that's gonna jeopardize Nicole's chances of getting her baby back, we are gonna have a serious--
Deimos: Brady, I simply took out an insurance policy.
Brady: Insurance policy. What the hell does that mean, hmm?
Deimos: Judge Pearce and I, we--we have an understanding.
Brady: You bribed the judge, didn't you? You bribed the judge. Are you kidding? Do you realize what's gonna happen if that comes out?
Deimos: It's not gonna come out.
Brady: It could come out! You know who's gonna suffer? Nicole! That's what's gonna happen.
Deimos: What was I supposed to do, just sit back and trust in the system? You look me in the eye right now and you tell me that you wouldn't have done the same thing in my shoes.
Brady: I would not have done the same. I would not have risked everything on some lousy bribery attempt.
Deimos: Okay, you know what?
Brady: No way.
Deimos: It's done.
Duncan: Mr. Kiriakis, you're up.
Justin: Thank you, your honor. I will try and be brief, mainly because there's really only one argument here. "Does the biological mother deserve to be granted custody of her daughter?" Now, the case law is clear, nationwide. I could fill this chamber with precedents. Your honor, the fact that we're even here is actually quite sad, because Nicole and Chloe are--or were--best friends. In fact, even though Daniel and Nicole knew that Chloe was once a prostitute, they still wanted her to be the surrogate. Why? Because they believed that we all could rise above our past mistakes and become better people, just like Nicole has become a better person. But unfortunately, that belief was misplaced. A true friend would have told Nicole immediately that she was the mother of this child. But instead miss lane engaged in a series of lies and deceptions in order to defraud Nicole of her maternal rights. And even though Nicole risked her life driving Chloe to a hospital in the middle of a blizzard and helped her with Holly's birth-- during which Chloe only survived because of her friend Nicole-- Chloe was still silent.
Chloe: I had a stroke.
Justin: Yes, you did. And so we can assume that after you recovered from this stroke, you told Nicole about her child?
Nicole: I deserved to know, Chloe. I saved your life. Why are you trying to take my baby away?
Duncan: Counselors, please caution your clients.
Justin: Yes, your honor. My point is simple: Nicole walker is the biological mother. Nicole walker deserves this child. Your honor, since factors other than biology have been introduced into these proceedings, I would like to say at this time that Chloe lane does have a history of postpartum depression.
Belle: Objection, your honor. Postpartum depression is a temporary medical condition. If we took a baby away from every mother who had postpartum depression--
Duncan: Overruled. Ms. Brady, we're here to hear all the relevant facts regarding this case. Now, you had your chance. It's now your opponent's.
Chloe: Please, your honor, I didn't get postpartum depression this time. It was a one-time thing. I didn't get it with Holly.
Duncan: Is there anything else, Mr. Kiriakis?
Justin: No, your honor.
Duncan: Okay. If there's nothing further, I'm going to step out for a bit.
Nicole: Your honor? There's something I need to say.
[Soft dramatic music]
Julie: I would call David, you know. I'd call him and... always had to leave a message. And he'd rarely call me back. I shouldn't have let that slide, hope. I should have... made sure that he knew I loved him.
Hope: He knew how much you loved him.
Julie: Oh, darling. All we ever did was argue.
Hope: Julie, you both loved each other very much.
Doug: Okay, well, Rafe and I have, uh, alerted everybody I could think of, and they'll be calling other people. Honey, I think I better take you home now.
Julie: All right. I would like to lie down. Yes.
Hope: Come by and see you, okay?
Julie: Oh, thank you.
Rafe: Take care, Julie. Take care.
Doug: I'll make sure she gets rest. Come on, honey. Come on.
Julie: What a terrible day. What a terrible day.
Rafe: Oh, my God.
Valerie: Oh, Marlena, hello.
Marlena: Oh, dear. Something's happened.
Valerie: We all just found out David banning is dead.
Marlena: Julie's son?
Valerie: Motorcycle accident.
Marlena: Oh! Oh, she must be devastated.
Valerie: [Stifled sob]
Marlena: Val, you and David, you--
Valerie: Yeah. He was the first man I ever truly loved.
Marlena: Oh. That's a person you never forget. And what about David's son?
Adrienne: Good. We need to see you.
Deimos: Not now. This is not a good time.
Adrienne: No, right now! What have you done with Chad and Gabi?
Deimos: I'm not sure I know what you're talking about.
Paul: We know you kidnapped them. Where are they?
Brady: Hold on. Chad and Gabi were kidnapped?
Adrienne: Seriously? Are you two gonna pretend you don't know what's going on? Everybody knows, including the police!
Paul: You kidnapped them... so whichever family has the key will give it back.
Deimos: What a minute. What do you know about that?
Adrienne: Oh, Deimos, will you stop? We know!
Paul: Yeah, we know everything. Just like we know that you kidnapped Chad and Gabi.
Adrienne: And now one of the families has taken my son. You kidnapped two kids to get your precious key back? Well, now they've taken Sonny. So you are gonna let Chad and Gabi go right now.
Duncan: All right, miss walker, I'll hear what you have to say.
Nicole: Thank you. Um, well, I, uh... I've always wanted to have a child. Sorry. And, um, every time that I-- I got pregnant, uh... the last time that I did, the baby was only a few weeks old before-- oh, God. Sorry, your honor. I know that this is not what this is about. But I--it's just that that kind of pain is-- is really hard to, um... what's important here is who is the best mother for Holly, for my baby. And I know without a doubt that Chloe loves Holly. And she was so generous to be a surrogate for Daniel and me, and I-- I love her so much for that. Because no one else would do it, and she didn't hesitate. And she, um... she knew that having Daniel's baby would make me happier than anything in the world, anything. Then I, um... I lost Daniel, and Holly is the only thing that I have left. [Crying] Sometimes when I go to sleep at night, I can... I can see her smiling, and she wraps her little hand around my finger, and I know she loves me. That's why all this talk about Deimos and danger, I mean, it's just not true because I would--I would never put my little girl in danger. I would center my life around her. I would always love her and protect her, and I would always be there for her, and-- I'm sorry. That's the only thing I can say, your honor. Sorry.
Duncan: Thank you, miss walker. All right, if there's nothing else, I'm gonna step out for a bit. You've all given me plenty to think about. More than enough. This won't be an easy decision.
Nicole: [Sobbing] And now, I help people find discounts,
Hope: On the way home, I'd really like to stop by my dad and Julie's, make sure she's okay, see if there's anything she needs.
Rafe: Okay. Can I make a suggestion?
Rafe: You've just been cleared of a murder charge. You found out that going back to prison is not gonna happen.
Hope: I seem to remember that.
Hope: Have I thanked you?
Rafe: Mm, not in the last ten minutes.
[Soft music playing]
Hope: I can't tell you...
Hope: How much being here with you means.
Rafe: Come on, then.
With every touch
my love is yours alone
I'll always be here
Valerie: Wait. What do you mean, David's son?
Marlena: Well, I know that Julie and David weren't especially close, but I do know she adored her grandson Scotty.
Valerie: Right. Scotty. Right.
Marlena: Val. Is there something else going on here? It's impossible to lose someone you love, but...
Valerie: It was never... it was never easy for us, you know. We'd break up and get back together and break up again. Off and on, mostly off.
Marlena: I remember. And, you know, well, it happens with a lot of couples.
Valerie: Yeah. Well, for David and I, it was a little bit more complicated.
Valerie: And... see, I could never get my-- my head around the idea that... that he wasn't still a part of my life.
Deimos: All right, all right, look. Just calm down for one minute, okay? What makes you think that Sonny was kidnapped?
Paul: I was there. I tried to stop it, and they knocked me unconscious.
Brady: How long ago was this?
Paul: About an hour max.
Deimos: Okay. Well, what makes you think that it wasn't a robbery, some kind of--
Adrienne: Will you stop? We know. Stop patronizing us!
Paul: We know about the war-- this family, the Hernandez family, the DiMeras all fighting for the Orwell.
Adrienne: Except no one can make it work.
Deimos: Again, how in the world did you know that?
Adrienne: Look, I'm not here to explain myself to you. I'm here to save my son! There's a missing key element, and without that, you got nothing.
Deimos: Oh, that's right! We caught you listening outside the door during one of our meeting. You claimed that you were looking for an earring.
Adrienne: You know what? Don't change the subject.
Deimos: All right, yeah, well, what is this? Is this you trying to manufacture an article for "the spectator"? Is that what this is about? I'll tell you what. Why don't you and Jennifer sell that rag to titan, okay? We'll give you a fair price. You can--
Paul: What the hell's the matter with you? Your nephew has been jumped, kidnapped! He's in some real danger! Do you not even care about him?
Brady: This is serious. He's right. This is Sonny's life we're talking about. You need to come clean. Did you have Chad and Gabi kidnapped?
You'll never be
I gave you my heart
I'll never let go
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Marlena: Oh, so the idea that David wasn't in your life--
Valerie: But he was. More than he even realized. Can this stay between us?
Marlena: Of course it can.
Valerie: You see, when David and I broke up, he--
Abe: Oh, there you are. Hey, Marlena.
Marlena: Hi, Abe. I just heard the terrible news. How is Julie?
Valerie: Abe, I'm so sorry I ran off like that. Please forgive me.
Abe: Oh, don't even think about it. You were upset.
Marlena: Val was telling me about what happened. Um... oh, it's awful. I have to go. But please, let's get together for lunch, coffee, anything. I want to catch up with you before you go back to D.C.
Valerie: I would like that.
Marlena: I would like that. Call me. You've got my information.
Valerie: I will. Thank you.
Marlena: Bye, honey. Abe.
Abe: Yes. [Sighs] Let me take you home.
Valerie: Um... actually, I think-- I think I want to be alone for a little while. Maybe walk by the river.
Abe: Yeah. Of course. I'm really sorry about David. I know he meant a lot to you once. Look, um, if you ever need to talk...
Valerie: Thank you. I appreciate that. Oh, David... why didn't I tell you while-- while I had a chance? Now it's too late. It's too late.
Deimos: All right, can everyone please just take a breath for a moment? Now, first of all, the Kiriakis family has a lot of enemies, right? Which is to say that any number of them could have attacked Sonny.
Adrienne: Don't give me that bull.
Deimos: And since we have no proof that Sonny was kidnapped-- there's no ransom demands, right, no phone call whatsoever-- well, then I think it's safe to assume that any attack on Sonny had nothing to do with these rumors that you're hearing about our technology.
Adrienne: You son of a bitch. I want my son back! I want my son back now!
Nicole: I'm worried about what Deimos did.
Justin: The judge said she wouldn't hold it against you.
Nicole: Yeah, but belle came down so hard on Deimos being dangerous, and it's just not true.
Chloe: Oh, my God. Are you still defending him?
Chloe: Seriously, Nicole, none of this ever had to happen. If you would just walk away from that son of a bitch, Holly would be in your arms right now.
Nicole: Bull. You've wanted Holly for yourself.
Duncan: Let's all take our seats, shall we? I certainly had a lot to consider. This hasn't been an easy decision. But I am ready to give my ruling.
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