Days of Our Lives Transcript Thursday 11/16/17
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Episode #13197 ~ Kayla delivers upsetting news to Theo's family; Valerie makes a difficult confession to Abe; a tormented JJ second-guesses his actions; Kate blackmails Tripp.
Provided By SuzanneAbigail: I know you're putting on a brave front, but, mom, you cannot take what abe said personally.
Jennifer: I know. He's terrified.
Abigail: Mm-hmm, and that's why he lashed out at you. But he knows deep down that you love him and theo.
Jennifer: I do.
Jennifer: I think of all the times that abe has been there for me when I was having a hard time with jj, and I never knew what he was gonna do next, and... abe was so calm and so positive.
[Soft dramatic music]
He has been such a good friend to our family, and I just feel like on this terrible, terrible night, there's nothing I can do for him. Or for jj.
Jj: Look, I don't wanna shoot you, but I will. For the last time, drop the gun!
Oh, my god. I did see him.
Lani: I just saw jj.
Abe: What did he have to say for himself?
Lani: He swore to me, dad-- he swore to me that he had no idea it was theo when he pulled the trigger.
Abe: Yeah. I know what he said. I just don't want to hear it again. I-- theo is fighting for his life... and he could die on the operating table. I... somebody has to be held accountable for that.
Claire: Why would you want theo's phone?
Tripp: Yeah, I'm not giving it to you. I'm gonna give it to the police.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the "days of our lives."
Kate: Well, of course the police should have the phone. I'm going home right now. Commissioner brady is there talking to my husband about this whole thing, so I should just bring the phone to her there, and we'll save everyone a lot of trouble.
Tripp: Mm, how thoughtful.
Kate: So give me the phone.
Tripp: Yeah, I think I'll give it to commissioner brady directly.
Claire: Who cares who give it to her, tripp? Why are you arguing about this?
Tripp: Claire, calm down. We don't want you fainting again.
Kate: Yeah, claire, it's okay. You need to rest, sweetie. Tripp and I will talk about this outside.
Lani: You say that someone should be held accountable for what happened. I'm not sure that's true.
Lani: Dad, maybe it just happened.
Abe: It "just happened" that jj deveraux shot my son? How should I let that go?
Lani: Dad, theo was running away, okay? We didn't know that it was theo, and we didn't know that that wasn't a gun in his hand.
Abe: You keep saying "we." "'We' didn't know it was theo." "'We' didn't know he had a gun." You didn't shoot him, jj did.
Lani: Because we split up. Okay, dad? Because theo was running.
Abe: This is not theo's fault.
Lani: I'm not saying that, but it's also not jj's fault. Okay? Maybe it's no one's fault.
Abe: You don't know what happened. You couldn't know. You weren't there. Maybe... you can't face that fact that your boyfriend shot your brother.
Lani: Is this what we should be talking about? Who's to blame? How about we just let the department take care of that. Our focus should be on theo.
Abe: So we should let the department take care of it. That's fine. But until the department takes care of it... you stay away from jj.
Chad: Hey, hey, how's theo?
Lani: He's still in surgery.
Chad: Okay. Abe, I am... I'm so sorry.
Abe: Does that mean you're admitting the dimera's are behind this?
Jennifer: Jj wants me to find out how theo is and abe doesn't even want me near the hospital. I don't know what to do. I don't know how I'm gonna tell him.
Abigail: Okay, I'll tell you what, why don't you let me take care of him as long as you promise to take care of yourself.
Jennifer: I'll be fine.
Abigail: Okay. I love you.
Jennifer: Love you so much, baby. Thank you.
Abigail: I'll see you soon.
[Soft dramatic music]
Abe: If I bury my son because of what your son did...
Abe: The carvers and the hortons... will never share anything again.
Eric: Hey. I'm so sorry.
Abigail: Mom just came from the hospital. Theo's still in surgery.
Jj: Oh, god. What if he doesn't make it?
Abigail: Don't go there, jj. Okay? He's gonna come through this.
Jj: I shot him in the chest. I saw the wound. It'll be a fricking miracle if he comes through this.
Abigail: Okay, just can we get you home and get you a shower?
Jj: I don't think a shower will change the fact that this is all my fault.
Abigail: That is not true. Okay, you were doing your job. You were called to a crime scene and you saw someone breaking into a building and you thought that person had a gun.
Jj: It wasn't "someone." It was theo.
Abigail: Yeah, it was, honey, but you didn't know that. You had no way of knowing that. He didn't identify himself. He ran away.
Jj: And then he stopped. I told him to freeze and he did. Don't you get it?
Abigail: No, I don'T.
Jj: I called out. He heard me and he stopped running. He was there. I was right here.
Abigail: Jj, don't do this. Please.
Jj: I have been sitting here where it happened, where I shot him, going over and over everything that happened. I told him to freeze and he did. I told him to drop the weapon and he started to turn around. He heard me, my voice, and turned around. Because he knew it was me.
Abigail: That doesn't change anything.
Jj: And he turned around and now I know. As well as I know my own name, that I saw his face. I knew it was theo right when i shot him.
Tripp: Look, I know you didn't drag me in here because you're worried about claire, and she's right. It doesn't matter who turns theo's phone in to the police, so I'll do it.
Kate: No, you're going to give me that phone.
Tripp: Why? Why are you so desperate to get your hands on this phone.
Kate: You think that I don't care about theo? Because I love him. He's my family and I'm trying to help.
Tripp: Really? It mainly seems like you're trying to get your hands on this phone.
Kate: Yeah, what I'm trying to do is relieve some stress, and I am not, I have been told, a comforting presence, all right? So I'm not of any comfort to abe or to lani, and I can see that claire is getting comfort from you. So perhaps you should stay with her. Lani can be with abe and I will run an errand that needs to be run.
Tripp: Look, I don't know you very well, and I'm not trying to accuse you of anything--
Kate: "Accuse me"?
Tripp: Yeah, but you have to remember that I came in on you and theo talking in the loft.
Kate: Yes, I know. We were discussing dimera business.
Tripp: Maybe you were, but I distinctly remember the word "illegal."
Kate: Yeah, and I remember explaining to you at the time about that.
Tripp: Yeah, yeah, I know. You explained that just like just now you explained why it worked out better for everyone if you just get what you want. Like this phone.
Kate: You have a very suspicious mind.
Tripp: [Chuckles softly] Yeah, I don't know about that.
[Exhales] I'll admit, at first I bought what you said. That you and theo were just talking business, but then later when he came to see me at work and asked me not to mention the conversation to anyone... bells went off. Why would he do that if the conversation was just all so innocent. And like I said, I'm not accusing your of anything.
Kate: No, that's exactly what you're doing.
Tripp: I just know that the police will want to know everything they can about why theo was trying to break into that building, so I can't help from wondering if there's something on this message that you don't want the police to know about.
Jennifer: When he looks at me, he's not seeing his friend. He is seeing the mother of the man who shot his son.
Eric: No, no. Understanding it doesn't make it hurt any less.
Jennifer: I know that. I just feel like someone needs to be there for lani, and you're so good at talking to people when they're in pain. Do you think that you could go over there and maybe just be with him and just sit with them for a little bit?
Eric: Hey, listen to me. I'm happy to help, but I think someone who needs me the most is you. I'm not going anywhere.
Jj: Lani was just here. She left the hospital. She didn't know if theo was gonna live or die, but she left to come talk to me. And I told her that I thought theo was going to shoot me and that I didn't know it was him.
Abigail: Because that was true.
Jj: Because I wanted it to be true. No, because I needed it to be true. I gave her the standard cop cover up and she let me get away with it. She didn't spit in my face like she wanted to.
Abigail: No, she did not let you get away with it, jj. She believed you. Because she knows the kind of man that you are.
Jj: [Scoffs] No--
Abigail: No, you listen to me, okay, 'cause you're freaking out and you're not thinking straight, but I happen to know an awful lot about not thinking straight. Your mind will make you think things that are not true, okay? I was delusional and I swear I saw things, jj, that were not even there. I would have put my hand on a bible and sworn it were true.
Jj: Okay, this isn't a delusion. Ben drove you crazy. Nobody's driving me crazy. I was absolutely in my right mind! I shot theo! He might die and I did it.
Abigail: Okay, no, you listen to m--damn it, listen to me! You are driving yourself crazy because you feel guilty, but you did not know that it was theo.
Jj: I remember.
Abigail: No, you think that you remember because now you know it was theo and you're desperately just trying to fill in the blanks, but you imagined--you are imagining that you knew that it was theo before you pulled the trigger, but, honey, you and I, we both know you would never shoot him. He's like family to us, and you're wrong. I'm sorry, I love you, but you are wrong.
Lani: Hey, dad, don't do this, okay?
Abe: You really are a dimera. Right down to the feigned innocence.
Chad: Theo is half dimera. I don't know why you would think that we had anything to do with this.
Abe: Really? You really don't? Well, maybe it's because it's happened before. You sent my son, my innocent, trusting son to deal with dario hernandez. He broke the law. He put himself in harm's way because the dimeras-- his family--asked him to.
Chad: I know. I know.
Abe: And then after all that... after all that, you gave me your word that your family would never involved theo in anything illegal again. And now he... he is fighting for his life because... he went down to the docks in the middle of the night to break into a building and there is only one possible explanation. A dimera asked him to.
Chad: Abe, I'm telling you that I have no idea what he was doing down there.
Abe: The dimera denial. It's so smooth.
Lani: Dad, please--
Chad: No, no, no, it's fine. Look, abe, I understand why you would be skeptical. Okay, I do, but I'm telling you the truth, okay? The minute I found out, I went straight to andre and I grilled him myself. He swears he had nothing to do with it.
Abe: And you believed him?
Chad: If I didn't believe him, I'd kill him myself. That I swear. I love theo. I love theo, okay, and I am sick to death about what happened too. Abe...
[Soft dramatic music]
Lani: I know you are.
Chad: How are you doing?
Abe: Kayla? Oh, my god.
Lani: What happened? How's theo?
Kate: Well, you can give me that phone or not. It's your choice.
Tripp: Mm, I choose not.
Kate: Because you're so virtuous? You're so concerned about right and wrong?
Tripp: Look, I'm not trying to cause you any trouble, but theo just got shot and claire's a total mess, and if theo's phone can help the police find out who's behind this or why this all happened, then I'm going to give it to them so they can do their jobs.
Kate: Well, just one more thing before you go, mr. Law and order. You give that phone to the police, you go to jail as well.
Jj: I am not imagining this. I've gone over and over everything that happened, and I know I saw his face and I still pulled the trigger.
Abigail: If you saw theo's face, that doesn't mean that you could have stopped yourself from pulling the trigger. And you cannot blame yourself for something that happened in a split second.
Jj: Yes, I can. That's my job. I am trained to make split-second decisions. Life or death decisions. And I made the wrong one. I pulled the trigger too fast. I knew I saw theo's face and I didn't stop.
Abigail: Are you saying that you shot theo on purpose? Because that's pretty ridiculous. This was an accident.
Jj: Stop making me try to feel better. There's nothing anyone can do to change the fact that I am the one to blame. This is my fault and no one else'S.
Tripp: What the hell are you talking about?
Kate: Well, I was here at the hospital for a meeting and I overheard a conversation between your father and kayla. Kind of like you overheard a conversation I had with theo.
Tripp: What did you hear?
Kate: Well, it was very interesting. Actually, I was surprised. I was surprised to find out that those incidents, you know, you were behind those incidents that made it look as if dr. Kayla was incompetent. Not capable of practicing medicine.
Tripp: You heard wrong.
Kate: Okay, look. Don't even bother to deny it 'cause I know exactly what i heard, okay? But I know if I dig a little, I'll find out more because I'm a really good digger, okay? You can count on it. I'll be able to prove that dr. Kayla almost lost her license because of your lies.
Tripp: I... I wasn't in my right mind.
Kate: Do you realize that people could have died? But because you're not in your right mind, because you're angry at your step-mommy...
Tripp: Listen, I thought she had done something that turned out not to be true, but i apologized to her and I've done everything I can to make it up to her.
Kate: Do you know who else could have died? The police commissioner, hope brady. Because of you. Because of what you did. So do you think if I throw that ball to her, do you think she's gonna run with it?
Tripp: I know what you're doing. And if you wanna try to nail me for that, go ahead. 'Cause I know that I screwed up and I should pay the price.
Kate: You're this young and you don't mind ruining your life?
Tripp: I don't give a damn about that.
Kate: Okay. Whatever.
Now, see you didn't stop me, which means that you really meant what you said.
Tripp: That's right.
Kate: But the thing is, you don't really know me. Because I always have a backup plan. Tripp, maybe you don't care about yourself, but do you care about kayla?
Kate: Yeah, yeah. You see, because kayla covered up for you. Which means that she could lose her license, she could lose her job, her reputation. I don't think she could come back from that scandal, and after everything that you did to her, do you really wanna let that happen?
Kayla: As I told you, the gunshot wound was very close to theo's heart. There was damage to a major blood vessel. The surgery was very complex. Valerie needed to do a bypass, which is always risky.
Abe: Well, just tell me. Tell me how he is.
Kayla: No, you need to know that anyone who has this type of heart surgery is at risk for an embolism.
Lani: Is that what he had?
Kayla: And it led to an ischemic stroke.
Abe: What the hell does that mean?
Kayla: It means that theo is in a coma.
Jennifer: I think that one of the reasons people really like to talk to you is because you don't say everything's gonna be fine. Because that's not the truth. And I'm not really sure this is gonna be fine. Because... it took a long time for jj to get over jack's death. And I have no idea what this is gonna do to him. And everything is so good right now. He has his job, he has lani, and she's wonderful, and... I don't know. I just, I feel like he could just go under, you know?
Eric: I don't say everything's gonna be okay because we don't know that it will be. But we don't know that jj's going under either.
Jennifer: Eric, I saw him. I saw him at the square. He is in agony. He went right back to where he shot theo.
Eric: You hurt people you love, you wanna hurt yourself.
Jennifer: You do know that feeling.
[Soft dramatic music]
Do you think that maybe you could talk to him? We could go together.
Eric: Yeah, if you want me to.
Jennifer: Thank you so much. And maybe you're right. I think that I do need you.
Jj: I'm sorry. I shouldn't take this out on you.
Abigail: It's fine. That's why I'M. You know you can always get mad at me and I'm always gonna love you, right?
Jj: Right. Today was lani's birthday. We said we loved each other for the first time. I felt close to her. We were happy.
Abigail: She loves you, jj. And she knows how awful you feel. Okay, she's a cop, she's your partner, and she knows what it means to have to make a split-second life or death decision. She's gonna understand.
Jj: How can she ever understand that I shot her brother?
Claire: How long is theo gonna be in this coma?
Chad: Are they still working on him?
Kayla: Valerie and the surgical team are still with him. It's very complicated and we can't be certain of the outcome.
Abe: Are you telling me that he might never come out of the coma? Kayla... tell me the truth.
Kayla: That is possible.
Tripp: You're just trying to scare me. Kayla didn't do anything wrong and I'll make sure everyone knows that.
Kate: What everyone's going to know is not only did she cover up for you, she allowed you to make a huge, anonymous donation to the hospital of mob money from your mother's family, okay? Hush money.
Tripp: No, it wasn't like that, okay? I was just trying to get rid of the money that my mom left me and try to do some good after all the things I did wrong.
Kate: Really? 'Cause that's not how it's gonna play. It's not gonna play that way to the board or the press or the public or the police. They're going to see it as a payoff.
Tripp: Hmm. So it is you. It is your fault that theo got shot. You're the one who sent him in to break into that building.
Kate: Don't you worry about me. You just worry about protecting yourself and kayla. Now give me the phone. Copd makes it hard to breathe.
Kate: Wait, I'm gonna need a password.
Tripp: I don't know it.
Kate: Well, maybe claire does. Ask her.
Tripp: Do you not know what she's going through right now? Theo is in surgery fighting for his life, and you just want me to walk in there and ask for his password?
Kate: Sorry, but, yes, I do.
Jj: You remember when the cubs won the world series?
Jj: The whole midwest was freaking out. People were hugging people they didn't even know. Lani was just over the moon.
You know how theo most of the time doesn't show how he's feeling?
Jj: That night, he looked at me, and the smile on his face, it was so great.
Abigail: [Chuckles softly]
Jj: And he said, "she's so happy." He's a huge cubs fan, and after 108 years, they win the world series, and he's, like, happy for his sister. That's what he loved about that night. Lani loves him so much. Me too.
[Sighs] Did they say how long he'd be in surgery?
Abigail: No, but I think it's gonna be a while. I'll text chad. I think he's probably at the hospital by now.
Abe: I need to see him.
Lani: We all do.
Kayla: Well, theo should be out of surgery soon, but we can't allow too many visitors at once.
[Cell phone beeps]
Chad: It's abby. I need to fill her in. Will you guys keep me posted?
Lani: We will.
Kayla: Abe, can I do anything for you?
Abe: Can you bring my son back?
Kayla: I wish I could.
Abe: How could this happen?
[Soft dramatic music]
Valerie: It was my fault.
Tripp: Claire, what are you doing out of bed?
Claire: Tripp, I can't take this. Theo's out of surgery, but they won't let near him, and we never settled the fight that we had earlier. I mean, I just need to let him know that I love him. I just need to tell him.
Tripp: He does know. He does know, okay, and pretty soon you'll get to see him and you'll tell him.
Claire: No, he won't be able to hear me.
Tripp: Yes, he will. When he wakes up, okay? You'll get your chance.
Claire: No, no, you don't understand what I'm saying. There was a complication with the surgery and he's in a coma and he might never come out of it ever. I don't know what to do. I--[Crying]
Tripp: Okay. Okay, look, he is healthy and he is strong and he has a lot of reasons to come back, okay? A lot of people love him. Don't give up. It doesn't matter if you had a fight, okay? He loves you too and he knows you love him.
Claire: No, no, I just wanna tell him and to say the words to him.
Tripp: [Softly] Hey, I know. Did you know that when you talk to a person in a coma, they can sometimes hear you? Yeah, so you'll get your chance. Okay?
Claire: Yeah, you're right. I know. Thank you.
Tripp: Yeah. Um, claire, uh...
[Soft dramatic music]
[Sighs] I hate to ask you at a time like this, but the police need theo's code for his phone so they can look at his messages. See how or why all this happened.
Claire: Oh, my god.
Tripp: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to upset you even more.
Claire: No, no, no, no, no. You didn'T. Um, it's just that, theo, at first, he didn't really wanna give me the code to his phone, but I told him that I'm his girlfriend, so he needs to trust me. And he did.
[Chuckles] I mean, he was almost embarrassed that his code was so easy to guess with no numbers or symbols or anything. He told me he chose it because he loves me. It's six letters. It's, um... it's c-l-a-I-r-E.
Jennifer: Is there any word on theo?
Abigail: I just texted chad.
Chad: I got your text. I just figured I'd come and give the news in person. He's alive, but there was a complication during surgery.
Abigail: What happened?
Chad: He's in a coma.
Jj: A coma? Do they think he's gonna come out of it?
Chad: They don't know.
Abe: What do you mean "it was your fault"?
Valerie: I think because I love theo and you I was anxious in the operating room. I can't help thinking maybe my hands were shaking when I placed the aortic cannula. So it's possible it was slightly misplaced, leading to the plaque rupture.
Kayla: No, valerie. I was there. I assisted. I saw everything that happened. She couldn't have done a better job. I promise you, she did everything she could. As I told you, there are so many risks in this kind of surgery. It could have happened to anybody. But she didn't do anything wrong.
Mr. Carver, your son's out of surgery. You may see him now.
Tripp: It's claire's name.
Kate: C-l-a-I-r-E. Deleting voicemails.
[Cell phone beeps] Deleting messages.
[Cell phone beeps] Okay. It's all yours. Do with it what you want to. Give it to whoever.
Tripp: And now that you're off the hook?
Kate: I know what you think of me, but I care deeply for theo.
Tripp: Yeah, well, if you care so much about theo, you should know that he's in a coma and he may never wake up.
Kate: [Exhales shakily]
[Crying] Theo. What have I done?
Valerie: Thanks for what you said. It meant a lot that you stood up for me like that.
Kayla: I was telling the truth, valerie. You were amazing. You did everything you could.
Valerie: But theo's not just my patient. He's the son of the man I love, and I feel responsible. I feel like I let everybody down.
Abigail: I'm sorry. He's gonna be okay.
Jj: Okay, mom, just leave me alone, okay?
Jennifer: Jj, please--please just come home with me, please.
Jennifer: Chad will let us know if anything happens. Please just go with me.
Jj: Don't you get it? We can't just act like nothing happened.
Jennifer: I'm not doing that.
Jj: I shot him. I put him in a coma. I have to live with that for the rest of my life.
Jennifer: No, jj, please. Jj, you--
Eric: Hey, hey. I know how much this hurts and how much you love jj. He knows it. There's gonna come a time-- look at me. There will come a time he's gonna let you in to comfort him, but right now he can'T. You need to give him time and space.
Jennifer: I'm so scared for him.
Eric: I know. I know.
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