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Episode #13233 ~ Gabi and Stefan clash at work; Steve keeps a secret from Kayla; Lani's life is turned upside down as a result of her Christmas Eve mistake; Chad hires John to investigate Stefan.

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Steve: Yeah. Yeah, just hang in there, joe. We'll be down there to see you this weekend. I love you too, buddy. Okay.

[Sighs]

[Dramatic music]

What the hell is wrong with me?

Kayla: You need to stay hydrated.

[Soft music]

Lani: I'm pregnant?

Kayla: You are.

Lani: Are you sure?

Kayla: I am.

Lani: How far along am I?

Jj: Eli. I got your message. It sounded important.

Eli: It is.

Jj: What's going on?

Eli: We need to talk.

Gabi: [Sighs]

Stefan: Looks like I'm seeing double. And what a sight it is.

Abigail: [Whistles] That's the best view I've seen all morning.

Chad: Stop it, now. Oh.

Abigail: I just hope that you're the last dimera I ever see in this house naked again.

Chad: What other dimera have you seen naked?

Andre: [Chuckling]

Vivian: Why are you so happy?

Andre: And why shouldn't I be? Our plan is working like a charm. And using stefan to return me to my rightful place as de facto head of dimera, why, that was a stroke of genius.

Vivian: Co-head, darling.

Andre: Isn't that what I said?

Vivian: No. You said that twice. The third time, we're going to have a problem.

[Dramatic music]

Andre: [Laughs]

[Sweeping music]

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Andre: Well, of course we're partners. We'll be running this company together. We've been a great team so far, haven't we?

Vivian: Mm-hmm. Stefan has far exceeded my expectations, and I couldn't be prouder.

Andre: Poor stefan. Always likes beating his chest, thinks he's the king of the world. But it's only temporary. I just hope nobody has any hard feelings when I-- well, when we're running dimera.

Chad: So you saw-- you saw stefan naked? When did you see...

Abigail: Well, I had gone to talk about our decision, and then I knocked on the door. He told me to come in, and there he was in all his glory-- chad, please stop.

Chad: No, why? He takes my job, he moves into our home and our lives, and he thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants? No.

Abigail: I know, but, chad, if you start a fight, then you're going to be doing exactly what he wants.

Stefan: I don't think that you and I have been properly introduced. Stefan dimera. I think, I hope that you and i will be very good friends, gabriella hernandez.

Gabi: Right, okay. Well, is there anything left? Because I have a lot to do.

Stefan: Yes, yes, of course. Let me just say that I'm very excited that gabi chic is joining the dimera family of companies.

Gabi: Yeah. Don't get too excited. It's not a done deal yet. The noble tortilla was created

[Tense music]

John: Hey, partner. What's going on? You all right?

Abigail: I did some research on stefan, and it turns out that he has taken on and he has taken down some pretty heavy hitters in the corporate world.

Chad: Well, I-- I don't care about his résumé. I'm gonna--what I'm gonna do is, I'm going to find proof that he sabotaged dimera, I'm gonna take it to the board, and then we're going to take his ass down.

Abigail: Okay, that's great. I think it's a great plan. But you know what? It's not gonna work if you go and you lose your cool.

Stefan: Is this a negotiating tactic? You threaten to back out; I sweeten the deal. Something like that?

Gabi: Well, my deal with dimera isn't finalized until the end of the business day, and there's a basic black counteroffer still on the table.

Stefan: You turned them down and signed with us.

Gabi: Things have changed.

Stefan: Why, because I'm ceo?

GabI: Because I don't know you.

Stefan: Well, let's change all that.

Gabi: What, like, do you mean right now?

Stefan: Yeah, why not? Ask me anything; I'm an open book.

Gabi: Okay, so you think that if I ask you a bunch of questions and you give me a satisfactory answer, that I will just know you?

Stefan: Depends on the questions. I mean, if you ask me what my sign is, I'll reveal nothing, because I don't believe in astrology. But if you ask me what makes me happy, what makes me sad, the people in my life that I look up to and try and emulate, I'd say you'd probably have a pretty good chance of getting to know me.

Gabi: Mm-mm.

Stefan: No?

Gabi: Nope, not enough to trust you.

Stefan: Why not?

Gabi: Well, see, I think it takes a lot to get to know someone, not just what makes them happy or what makes them sad or who they look up to, blah, blah, blah.

Stefan: What's it about, then?

Gabi: Well, it's about how they can relate to other people, how consistent they are in their beliefs, how big their hearts are, if they're loyal. I don't think you can answer that in a bunch of questions or even in an afternoon.

Stefan: All right, I get your point. However, I don't think it's about any of that.

Gabi: Really? What, then?

Stefan: I don't think your lack of enthusiasm for working at dimera is because you don't know me and hence don't trust me.

Gabi: All right, share your theory, then.

Stefan: I think it's because you're no longer working under your ex-boyfriend.

Vivian: I've heard that little felon who created gabi chic is having second thoughts about signing with dimera.

Andre: Hmm. Well, I'll handle it.

Vivian: We have to close that deal so you can launch the ipo.

Andre: Yeah, and we shall have it.

Vivian: Which means we have to play this perfectly. That also mean you have to manage your feelings for kate.

Andre: I'm managing my feelings for kate very well, thank you.

Vivian: Hmm. Was that you I heard last night? Sounded like someone strangling puppies.

Andre: [Laughs] Oh, I'm sorry. Did we keep you up?

Vivian: Oh, no. Slept like a baby. You know, maybe this is a very good thing between you and kate. It keeps her distracted, and it's better for us as long as you keep her on a short leash.

Eli: Why don't you take a seat?

Jj: It sounds serious. My gun.

Eli: Gabi gave it to me.

Jj: I was in a bad place.

Eli: I'm just glad that she was there for you.

Jj: Except when you thought we slept together?

Eli: I was an idiot.

Jj: Yeah, you were. But you had bad intel. Lani misinterpreted what she saw between me and gabi that night.

Eli: It doesn't excuse my reactions, which I regret more than you'll ever know. I apologized to her, and I'd like to apologize to you as well.

Jj: What do you have to apologize to me for?

Eli: Merry christmas.

Lani: That's all you have to say? I can't believe that we...

Eli: Had sex? Lani, it's not like we're the only ones. Gabi and jj had their own little private christmas eve, so why not?

Kayla: You're not that far along.

Lani: Jj and I haven't been together since my birthday, the night theo was shot.

Kayla: That was november. Well, this is--this is more recent. You are just barely pregnant enough to show up on a blood test. I'd say you've been pregnant for a couple of weeks.

John: So, what, did we celebrate a little bit too much for you last night?

Steve: Yeah, I think maybe we did. But I just need some more of this brady pub motor oil, and I'll be fine.

John: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Either that or this. Maybe it's time that you admit you need some reading glasses. Check these out. Doc got 'em for me. Pretty nifty, huh?

[Both laughs]

Steve: Yeah, they're nifty. Not so good over the patch, though. Maybe if it came in a monocle, I'd be interested.

John: Well, now, there is an underserved market. You know, you might be on to something. A monocle. Yeah, yeah. But until you get that business off the ground, it looks like you're just kind of stuck here at black patch.

Steve: That's fine with me.

John: Okay, then, mr. 20/20. Why don't you check out this case file, let me know what you think about it?

Lani: There's no mistake?

Kayla: No mistake.

Lani: I can't believe this is happening. It can't be true.

Kayla: Honey, you have been through a great ordeal. It's understandable that you wouldn't have taken care of yourself. You know, if--if you need someone to talk to, you should know that I am happy to listen.

Lani: You're jj's aunt.

Kayla: But I'm your doctor, and anything you share with me is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality. Why don't you tell me what's going on?

Lani: I'm sure you've figured it out by now. This baby is not jj'S.

Eli: I'm sorry that I thought the worst of you, that you would actually sleep with gabi.

Jj: You're talking to the guy who broke her heart when I cheated on her back in the day. Lesson learned. I would never, ever do that again to a woman I love.

Eli: Yeah. Hey, now that theo's on the mend, maybe you two can get back together.

Jj: There's nothing more I'd like. But you've heard about theo. There are complications to his recovery.

Eli: Don't let complications or guilt or whatever stop you from being with the woman that you love.

Chad: Okay, fine. Thank you...

Abigail: Mm-hmm.

Chad: For helping me keep my cool. But it would have been really nice to just slap that guy upside the face.

Abigail: Mm-hmm. You're pretty cute when you're all riled up. You know that, right?

Chad: I know. But there's too much at stake. It's just, that guy just drives me absolutely insane.

[Sighs] You saw him--you just saw him buck naked, huh? Just like that?

Abigail: Didn't faze me.

Chad: Okay. Not even a little bit?

Abigail: Nope. You got nothing to worry about.

Chad: I know that.

Abigail: Mm-hmm.

Chad: You just saying that to make me feel better?

Abigail: I know how to make you feel better.

Chad: Ooh.

Andre: Oh, there you are. I hope you didn't mind me letting you sleep in this morning.

Kate: Oh.

Vivian: Oh, kate! Those circles. Long night?

Kate: Did you have your ear pressed against the door? Could you get me some coffee, darling?

Andre: Well, of course. One lump and a dash of cream.

Vivian: Husband, manservant?

Kate: Oh, perfect. Now if we could just get rid of that annoying buzz in this room.

Vivian: I have as much right to be here as you do.

Kate: I'm just hoping if I ignore you, you will disappear.

Vivian: Do you think I enjoy living under a roof with a rapacious harpy and a feeble-minded psychopath?

Andre: Well, you could walk out that door, you know. Or perhaps you could go back to india and get a room at the taj mahal.

Vivian: That's not a hotel, you twit. It's a mausoleum.

Andre: My point exactly.

Kate: If you could just return to your crypt, the world would be a better place.

Vivian: I was hoping we could be civic.

Kate: The hell you were.

Vivian: Well, stefano's weakling son and his whore. You two deserve each other.

Kate: Ugh, god! That woman, she drives me crazy. We have to get her out of this house. We have to get her out of our lives.

Andre: Oh, but we will. You know, I love saying "we." Now it means so much more.

Kate: I know. I have to say last night, I felt safe.

Andre: Well, I hope you felt other things too.

Kate: Oh, yes, I did. Several times. You know, chad put you through hell, and still you kept my secret about theo. And when chad tried to throw me out of the house and the business, you stood by me. I have to tell you that I almost practically trust you.

Andre: I promise you, as partners in business and matrimony, that we will raise countess wilhelmina to new heights. Today we're going to close the deal on gabi chic and launch our own ipo. And this is the first step to everything we've ever wanted.

Kate: And we're doing it together. These women have

Gabi: You've got a hell of a nerve.

Stefan: What? What? You asked what my theory was on why you're not excited to be at dimera. I told you.

Gabi: I asked because you brought it up. And then you gave me this all-knowing, obnoxious look like you had some sort of insight into my psyche. Well, you know what? You are absolutely wrong and extremely obnoxious.

Stefan: Okay, okay. I didn't mean to offend you. I'm sorry.

Gabi: Well, you did big-time, okay? I built gabi chic myself. I created a brand that went from zero to six figures in record time, so I'm sorry if I'm a little offended that you're saying I am making my business decisions based on who I date.

Stefan: Look, I understand there's considerable loyalty for chad at this company. I mean, after all, my brother does have some not-so-horrible qualities.

Gabi: Oh, way to throw on the compliments.

Stefan: He's smart, fair, charismatic, blah, blah, blah. But there's one thing he lacks this company desperately needs.

Gabi: An inflated ego, sense of entitlement, what?

Stefan: Killer instinct. Without that, he and any enterprise he runs is doomed to failure, and I will not allow my father's legacy to become extinct. Do you understand?

Gabi: Your father's legacy? I mean, the man was a glorified thug. Chad is trying to take dimera and make it into an honorable, ethical company, something that you would be proud of.

Stefan: You know what? You might be a little overly sensitive on the subject, given your own father's failures.

Gabi: Don't ever talk about my father.

Stefan: I will take this company where it needs to go. And you can either--you can either come with or not. But I think it would be wise to stick with dimera and enjoy the ride, because it is about to get spectacular.

[Dramatic music]

Gabi: If you knew anything about my company, you would know that gabi chic is about empowering girls and women to make strong choices so that they don't give a damn what any man has to think. So why don't you go find yourself some other corporate viper to listen to your take on killer instincts and legacies and leave me the hell alone?

Chad: Ooh!

Abigail: [Laughs]

Chad: [Sighs]

Abigail: I want a lot of this. Just you and me. Peace and quiet and thomas.

Chad: Yeah. It's even more important now. Our family and our company are under siege. We--we start and we finish the day just like this.

Abigail: Mm-hmm.

Chad: Together.

Abigail: I think that idea might be contagious. Last night, I saw andre go into kate's room.

[Laughs]

Chad: Wh--

Abigail: [Laughs]

Chad: Well, I guess it's more than just a business arrangement.

[Both laughing] Oh, for better or worse.

Gabi: Is this a negotiating tactic? Because it's a fail.

Stefan: You know what? I apologize. I'm sorry I came on so strong. I hope you'll reconsider.

Kate: Oh. Sorry we're late.

Andre: What's going on?

Gabi: Well, I'm exercising my option to void our deal. I'm taking gabi chic to basic black.

Jj: There's a chance that theo will never walk again.

Eli: What if he does? Jj, you have to stop taking this all on yourself. All right? Theo will live. You've been cleared.

Jj: That doesn't mean that the guilt just goes away.

Eli: Tomorrow's your first day back on active duty, right?

Jj: Yes.

Eli: Are you sure that you're ready? 'Cause I'm thinking you may need some more time before this weapon's back in your hands.

Jj: When I thought about using that gun on myself, it looked like theo was never gonna wake up, that his life was over and that I'm the one that took that from him. So yeah, I was in a dark place. Maybe the guilt will never totally go away, but now there's hope for theo to have a full recovery and maybe for me and lani. That's what I'm holding on to.

[Soft music]

Lani: It was christmas eve, and I missed jj so much. I went to see him, and gabi was there. She was in his t-shirt. And they looked so close. And I was upset and hurt.

I slept with someone else. I had a few drinks, and i didn't think about protection. Kayla, I just--I wanted to forget what I saw. And then the next morning, I found out that they didn't sleep together after all. I am a horrible person.

Kayla: You're not a horrible person. You're human. Does jj know about it?

Lani: He's finally in a better place, and we're on our way to being back together. So I haven't told him. And there is no way I can tell this other guy. He's in a relationship with someone else, someone he really cares about.

Kayla: Well, I think you have to forget about what jj or this other guy might need or want. What do you want?

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Steve: You know, paul and i went over the landes case earlier.

John: Yeah, how was he, anyway?

Steve: He's--you know, he's pretty broken up about sonny and will.

John: Mm-hmm.

Steve: I offered to listen, but he's--you know, he shut down.

John: Yeah, I know what you mean. I appreciate you looking out for my son.

Steve: You'd do the same for me.

John: Yes, I would. And I'm gonna do something else for you right now, partner. I'm gonna give you a little bit of advice. I think you need to stick to those shirley temples.

[Laughs]

Steve: [Chuckles] You're right about that.

Jj: I am dealing with my issues. I'm in counseling with eric over at the horton center. Believe me, I'm committed to getting the help I need.

Eli: I'm glad to hear that.

Jj: Like you said, I have lani in my life. I don't want to mess up the chance to be with her again.

Eli: Listen, if you ever need someone to talk to, someone who gets what it's like to be a cop, call me.

Jj: I appreciate that. Hey, thank you for your discretion.

[Soft music]

Lani: All I know is that... I love jj. And I want to be with him.

[Crying] I don't want to have this other man's baby. I mean, he's a nice guy, but this would blow both of our worlds up, and he doesn't deserve that.

Kayla: Again, let's focus on you and what's best for you. And maybe that means exploring your options.

Lani: An abortion? I don't think that's an option for me.

Kayla: There's adoption.

Lani: [Crying] I can't believe this is happening.

Kayla: You know what, lani? You're overwhelmed, and you're confused, and you're afraid. But you're not alone, okay? And this is the very earliest stages of this pregnancy, so you have time-- time to really think about what you want.

Abigail: I'm happy for andre. I think he's pretty smitten with kate, whether he wants to admit it or not.

Chad: Okay, before you go all hearts and flowers, kate and andre, those two will do whatever it takes to get what they wanT.

Abigail: You really think there's some kind of game going on there?

Chad: It's too early to tell, but the only person I'm concerned with as of this moment is stefan.

Abigail: [Scoffs] He's gone, good as gone. I mean, if you and I work with kate and andre, that's it. And vivian too.

Chad: That's great. I love your optimism, baby, but, you know, let's just say that i'm glad you and I have each other's back.

Abigail: Should we start in the shower? Maybe I wash your back and you can wash mine?

Chad: That's-- no, that's very tempting, but--

Abigail: Wait, are you turning me down?

Chad: No, I'm not turning you down. I'm just--I'm rain-checking.

Abigail: Okay. Where you going?

Chad: Where I'm go-- I got to go--I'm going to dig up some dirt on stefan.

Abigail: I'll just be in this bed by myself.

Kayla: Gabi, you can't leave.

Gabi: I'm not working with this man.

Andre: Wait a minute. We can talk this out. I'm sure we can reach some kind of an agreement.

Kate: Could you excuse us?

Stefan: Sure, why not? Gabriella, whatever your personal feelings for me are, choose wisely, 'cause I promise you you'll be in better hands with me than you will be with chad.

Gabi: [Sighs] That man is insufferable!

Kate: Look, you will not be working with him directly. You're going to be working with us.

Andre: We launch tomorrow. Gabi chic is going to be a sensation. Dimera will honor your vision. We're going to treat you like family.

Gabi: I'm not sure that's a selling point, given your history.

Kate: Gabi, let's talk outside, okay?

Andre: Yes, talk to kate. I'll be right here waiting to pull that trigger to make you one very, very successful and rich young lady.

Gabi: [Sighs]

[Phone ringing]

Andre: What?

Vivian: How are things going? Anything I need to know?

Andre: Oh, everything's just going extraordinarily well except for your stupid son, who happened to just jeopardize all of our plans. It's the phillips' lady!

Andre: Stefan threw his ego in gabriella's face and managed to completely alienate her.

Vivian: I'll talk to him.

Andre: No. You don't do anything.

Vivian: But he'll listen to me.

Andre: And risk tipping our hand? No, the best course of action is to give kate a chance to fix this.

Gabi: This is...

Kate: Gabi chic?

Gabi: Incredible. I mean, wha--all the products that I've endorsed are here. Are you kidding? I just--I just blogged about this yesterday.

Kate: I want you to know that I am committed to you. I am committed to gabi chic. I am willing to dedicate myself 100% to making your brand a household name. Just please stay with us.

Gabi: Kate, kate, this isn't about you, okay? I trust you. I completely trust you. I just--andre, he doesn't even like me. And stefan? I mean, come on. The show that him and his mother staged at the new year's eve party? Screwing chad out of being ceo? I can't trust a man like that.

Kate: Okay, I know. Stefan, he's a handful. He's a dimera. But between us, we can manage him. We managed nick, right?

Gabi: That is not funny.

Kate: Honey, stop. Look, I have watched you grow from a troubled, confused young woman into this force of nature that you are right now. I'm so happy for you and everything you've accomplished. And I'm excited and excited for the future, for your future, and I want to be a part of it. Let's do this together. Let's do it.

Gabi: I chose dimera because of you.

Kate: Then stay at dimera because of me.

Gabi: Stefan is gonna be big trouble. I know that.

Kate: Okay, well, I'll tell you what. If stefan or anyone else gets out of line, we're just gonna throw them in the riveR.

[Laughs] I got you.

[Knocking at door]

Abigail: Coming.

[Tense music]

John: Got your message. It sounded urgent. What's up?

Chad: John, I--I need to ask you for your help. Remember our special night?

Kayla: Ah. Sorry I'm late.

Steve: Whoa, whoa. Oh, baby. Yeah, I'm glad you could make it.

Kayla: I am starving.

Steve: Yeah.

Kayla: Let's see. Wow. Roman really made some changes on this menu.

Steve: Well, who's he trying to impress?

Kayla: I think I have an idea.

Steve: I can't wait to hear it.

Kayla: Not on an empty stomach. Here. What appeals to you?

Steve: You know, baby, I'm not a big fan of change. I'm gonna stick with my usual.

Stefan: This is starting to be a habit.

Abigail: I thought you went to the office.

Stefan: I forgot a file?

Abigail: And you thought it would be in my room?

Stefan: I need to see you in my office in an hour. Try not to be late.

Abigail: Look, you might be the ceo of dimera and chad and I work for you, but our relationship with you is strictly professional. This room happens to be our personal space, so I would appreciate it if you would respect that and stay the hell away.

Chad: I'm guessing you heard that vivian alamain's back in town.

John: Yeah, bad news travels fast. I heard she has a long-lost son. Stefano's the father?

Chad: That's what they're claiming.

John: You don't believe them.

Chad: You know her history with telling the truth.

John: Yeah, the woman knows how to wreak havoc.

Chad: She's already started. Stefan's been voted in to ceo, and I need to be able to prove that he and vivian are behind sabotaging dimera. That way, I can get them the hell out of my company, my family, and our lives.

Kate: [Laughs] Well, good news. Gabi has decided to stay with countess wilhelmina.

Andre: Ah. I knew you'd make a good choice.

Gabi: Well, just to be clear, I only answer to kate.

Andre: Well, of course. Oh, and what a partnership you will make. You know what? I should check with chad and make sure that our ipo launch is on schedule.

Kate: [Sighs]

[Phone beeps]

Vivian: [Gasps]

Kate: Well, thank you so much. Once again, you're not going to be sorry.

Gabi: I hope not.

Andre: I'll have this sent to your workroom. Not quite the enthusiasm I was hoping for.

Kate: Yeah, but she's staying. We should be thankful for that.

Andre: I knew you were going to close the deal.

Kate: Well, I really appreciate you trusting me to do that.

Andre: Well, trust is the foundation of a good marriage. Or so I'm told.

[Both chuckle]

[Gentle music]

[Phone line rings]

[Phone rings]

Eli: Gabi, hey.

Gabi: I did it. I chose dimera.

Eli: That's great.

Gabi: I hope so.

Eli: Well, I think this calls for a celebration. I'll see you later. Lani? Hey. Is everything okay?

[Dramatic music]

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