Days of Our Lives Transcript Friday 1/12/18
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Episode #13188 ~ Abigail questions Stefan about his past; JJ overhears that Lani is pregnant; Eli and Gabi celebrate her success and their future; Vivian pays Brady and Eve a visit.
Provided By SuzanneAbigail: Oh! Sorry. Hi.
Chad: Oh, hey, don't start something you can't finish.
[Abigail laughs] What are you doing here?
Abigail: Um, he called me in.
Chad: I thought you weren't in till later.
Abigail: So did I, but I was summoned.
Chad: He does like to summon people, doesn't he?
Abigail: Mm-hmm. What would you call his management style? Like aristocratic? Is it... kind of autocratic? Is it full of...
Chad: Nah-uh-uh... we gotta be good little soldiers now, remember?
Abigail: I know, but it's not easy...
Chad: I know, but we gotta focus on the task at hand: Getting this fraud out of the boardroom... and the bedroom, apparently.
Abigail: Right. [Laughs]
Chad: So, why don't you just go be your charming self?
Abigail: Okay. But I can't be too eager, 'cause I'm afraid he's gonna see through it. So I think I have to kind of let him think he's winning me over gradually.
Chad: Oh, damn. The long game. Cold burn.
[Abigail laughs] My money's on you. Go get him.
[Knock at door]
Stefan: Do you think this company needs a policy on pdas?
Abigail: Don't you think it's a little hypocritical for you to be the arbiter of what is or isn't sexually appropriate? After what you did?
Stefan: What did I do?
Abigail: You in my room, and me in a towel?
Stefan: Well, technically it's my room since I own the house.
Abigail: Oh, of course. And that makes it all just fine.
Stefan: I had no idea you were so hot and bothered by it. Did you tell your husband about it?
Abigail: Why would I?
Stefan: Why wouldn't you?
Chad: Oh, great. It's not gonna be easy to lose that visual.
Brady: Wow. Where did that come from?
Eve: I heard you defending me to victor. You were very passionate. And I have to say, passion in a man kind of turns me on.
Brady: No kidding.
Brady: Maybe we should take this conversation upstairs.
Eve: Well, I think maybe we should.
[Doorbell rings] Oh, that is probably the pest control guy.
Brady: Why would the pest control guy be here?
Eve: Oh, because I found a huge spider up in the bedroom this morning.
Brady: Oh, my granddad probably put it there.
Eve: Well, you know what? He probably did. But this guy's gonna get rid of it along with the other pests in this house. Ah.
Brady: Vivian. What a completely revolting surprise.
Eli: Okay, so which one of you should I give these to?
Lani: I've been doing some thinking. I made a decision about my pregnancy.
Jj: Oh, my god... you're pregnant?
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the "days of our lives."
Lani: Kayla, I'm gonna have to get back to yoU...
Jj: A baby? Oh, my god! That's great!
[Laughs] That's great! I'm sorry, I got carried away. I just-- I hope you don't have morning sickness; I didn't mean to make it worse. It's just... I can't believe I'm going to be a dad.
Gabi: Thank you.
Eli: That's some poster.
Gabi: Oh, yeah. It kind of feels like big brother is watching me, and it's weird 'cause I'm big brother.
Eli: [Laughs] Oh, she's beautiful. And it's beautiful too.
Gabi: Thank you. Yeah.
Gabi: But I just hope I made the right decision. You know, turning down basic black; going with dimera.
Eli: Can I ask? Why did you go with dimera?
Kate: Don't act so surprised. You knew that andre and i were going to give it a stab making our marriage a real one, not a faux one.
Chad: Well, okay. Keep up the great work.
Andre: Well, thank you for your enthusiasm and support.
Chad: I'm sorry I'm not in a very enthusiastic mood. I just came from visiting theo, and... his recovery-- he's ran into some complications.
Chad: Yeah, it's not quite the miracle we thought it was. So he's gonna be enrolled in a clinical trial, and-- in order to regain the use of his legs. But it's gonna be overseas. So he's gonna have to leave salem and his family.
Kate: I'm-- I'm so sorry.
Andre: We all are.
Chad: I know I've blamed you, kate, but you do not bear the sole burden. See, if it weren't for stefan undercutting the company, you wouldn't have sent theo to try to track down the hackers. And none of this would have happened. Now, that in mind... I, uh... I know that vivian and stefan are the ones that are really responsible for all of this. So I will do my best to put all this behind me, mainly my anger at you, because that's what theo wants. And, uh, I think it's important that we all hang together or we will hang separately.
Abigail: Why didn't i tell chad? You know, let me think. Um... you know, that's not really any of your business.
Stefan: I wasn't prying. It was a rhetorical question.
Abigail: [Scoffs] Whatever.
Stefan: Have a seat.
Abigail: I'd rather stand.
Stefan: Whatever. I just wanted to say that I'm glad you decided to un-quit. And I regret making you grovel for your job.
Abigail: Well, you certainly seemed to enjoy it at the time.
Stefan: Well, I've come to see that I can really use your particular set of talents. We've got a lot of work to do. First, I just can't seem to find anything in this furniture catalogue for the reception area. There's just far too many choices in here.
Abigail: Do you think I'm your secretary? That was rhetorical.
Stefan: I see.
Abigail: So-- and this is not rhetorical-- why did you want to see me?
Stefan: Abigail... what is it you think I want from you? Depression is a tangle of multiple symptoms
Stefan: Here's a clue.
Abigail: You want me to take dictation?
Stefan: No, of course not. That would be a complete waste of your pr skills. However... I am the new ceo here, and I think it's time we put out a press release announcing my takeover of the company, don't you think?
Abigail: Yeah, you know, I've been trying to re-work the one that I was writing when I thought chad was gonna be the new ceo. But for some reason, I'm just really struggling having the same enthusiasm about the fact that you and your mother have taken over.
Stefan: You've certainly made that abundantly clear.
Abigail: It's also clear that our investors are freaking out. They don't really want to hand over their money to a family business that's in the middle of a civil war.
Stefan: That war is over. I won.
Abigail: It doesn't matter. The perception is that the organization is in chaos. So we need to worry about damage control.
Stefan: Yes, yes, I was there just before you. That's why I asked you to come in. Now, we really do have a lot of work to do, but I must insist that you have a seat. Come on. Don't make me crack the proverbial whip.
Abigail: You can shove that proverbial whip up--
Stefan: [Laughs] You remembered mid-sentence that you really want to keep this job, didn't you? So, let's rewind. Mrs. Dimera, would you please have a seat?
Chad: I want you to know that I hired john black to look into stefan's business dealings.
Kate: Good move.
Chad: I'm gonna be focusing on what I think will resonate with the board the most, which is gonna be how he used insider information to undercut your business dealings, which in turn tanked our stocks and disrupted our business for months.
Andre: But you can't prove that.
Chad: I can when I-- when I figure out how he got all the information. And when I do, there's gonna be hell to pay.
Brady: Eve, this is vivian alamain.
Eve: [Chuckles] I have heard so much about you. I thought you were exaggerating.
Vivian: You must be the widow kiriakis. Your face is ravaged with grief.
Brady: Look, viv, I know that you came by today in an attempt to try and ruin our day, but I was already informed that you were back in town, so there really is no reason for you to stay. So... see you later.
Vivian: Ah! But I have news! Good for me; bad for you. I understand you're trying to lure gabi hernandez and her company to basic black... well, as attractive as your offer is, gabi chic promises to be a very profitable subsidiary to dimera enterprises. So that's just the first handful of dirt on your coffin. Prepare to be buried.
Stefan: I can see how i might have a reputation for ruthlessness.
Abigail: Ya think? I mean, under a different name, you were raiding corporations and breaking them to bits. You really think changing your name is gonna change the public's perception?
Stefan: Abigail, if I chose a name to gain the public's trust, I certainly wouldn't have chosen stefan O. Dimera. No, that name was thrust upon me.
Abigail: Yeah, well, we're stuck with it now. So, um... gonna have to figure out a way to humanize you, which is not going to be easy.
Stefan: Oh, no?
Abigail: No. Because I've done my research. And other than destroying other people's businesses and other people's lives, you're practically a blank slate. The only other thing I know about you is that you're a chess champion, which is, you know, apparently genetic. Stefano had a chess metaphor for pretty much every occasion. Very interesting.
Stefan: You knew my father.
Abigail: Unfortunately, I did.
Stefan: Am I like him?
Lani: I need to talk to you privately.
Jj: Look, I know that we didn't plan this and that we're really not even together right now, but I want you to know, I will be there 100% for you and the baby--
Lani: Jj, stop.
Jj: Wait. Wait a minute, on the phone just now, you said that you'd "made a decision." Were you talking about an abortion?
7 days ago, karen wasn't
Lani: Jj, this has been really hard. And it is not a decision that I would ever make lightly. I am not ready to have a baby.
[Cries] I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I wasn't gonna tell you.
Jj: No, no, no, no. I get it. Look, you didn't know that you could count on me.
[Groans] You don't get it. My decision has nothing to do with you.
Gabi: I wanted to thank you for your advice.
Eli: I take it your talk with stefan went well then?
Gabi: No. No, no. He was a pompous jerk. But I spoke with kate, who is gonna be my direct boss. And look, I get it. There are sharks here, but victor and eve, I mean, they're no prizes either. I just-- I just hope that eve and brady understand, because kate told me this was the best move. And I trust her.
Brady: I wouldn't use the word "bury" if I were you.
Eve: That little bitch...
Vivian: Do you mean gabi?
Eve: She didn't even have the courtesy to tell us.
Vivian: Well, she probably tried to reach you but you were otherwise engaged? Oh! I'm so happy to be back and working with a winning team like dimera. Oh, very insensitive of me. You titan people must be so tired of losing to dimera. Well, get used to it. My son and I are going to bring you to your knees. Of course, that might seem like old times to you, eve.
Chad: John's putting a cyber-security expert on the case. He's pretty sure he'll be able to get to the bottom of it.
Andre: I don't know if I like the idea of john black being involved in our family business.
Kate: Why not?
Chad: Aren't you on our side?
Abigail: You better hope you're nothing like your father.
Stefan: Why would i hope that? He was highly intelligent, charming as hell, clever, witty, handsome, devoted to his family.
Abigail: You really gonna go there?
Stefan: Where is "there"?
Abigail: You rattling off all of your father's wonderful qualities, and me, astounded that you would expect me to join in on the rhapsodizing. He was evil to the core.
Stefan: I didn't expect you to join in. Simply stating how I feel. And though I'll let it go this one time, I find it highly insensitive of you to talk about a man's father that way to his son.
Abigail: My apologies.
Stefan: Was your father perfect? Stand-up guy, model citizen?
Abigail: I'm not gonna talk about my father with you.
Stefan: Yet you feel very comfortable talking about mine with me.
Abigail: You brought it up.
Stefan: Actually, no. You did. What was it, "a chess metaphor for every occasion"? Isn't that what you said?
Abigail: Again, I apologize.
Stefan: No need. I'm actually not that sensitive about my father... or my mother, for that matter. I'm confident I inherited the best of both of them.
Abigail: Lucky you.
Stefan: You think your husband did as well?
Abigail: Did what?
Stefan: Inherit the best of his parents.
Abigail: We have never really discussed it. We tend to be nurture versus nature people.
Stefan: What do you mean by that?
Abigail: We believe that a person's environment has more to do with how they turn out, rather than, say, genetics.
Stefan: I see. So you believe that since chad and i grew up in completely different environments, that we're likely to have nothing in common.
Abigail: Yes. I believe that you and chad have nothing in common. So so far, I have that your favorite color is taupe and your favorite sport is curling. I mean, curling? What am I supposed to do with that?
Stefan: I'm sure you'll work your magic.
Abigail: Not if I don't have more information.
Stefan: I'm just flattered you're interested in me.
Abigail: I'm not. But I am trying to do my job well, which you are making very difficult.
Stefan: Actually, I think you probably know more about me than most people do. I mean, after our recent run-in at the family manse, I'd say you know me quite intimately.
If your skin had a wash tag
Jj: Look, there's something I want to say, and I am sorry that I didn't say it sooner. It's just so much has happened, and I've been so guilty about theo, guilty about pushing you away--
Lani: Jj, it's okay.
Jj: Lani, I need to say this. I wasn't ready to put myself out there and tell you. But the truth is, I still love you. And I want to make things work between us. So I have to ask, do you feel the same way?
Lani: I do. But...
Jj: "But" what?
Andre: I don't understand why you're being so suspicious.
Chad: I don't want to be. But it's just--your reaction doesn't make any sense. Don't you want to know who's doing this to our company and our family?
Andre: Well, of course I do. But the fact is that the black patch payroll is related to brady black, and he's a kiriakis. Titan is our biggest competitor. Why do we want to get involved with other people's problems? We have enough problems in our own family without borrowing from our competitor.
Chad: Okay, well, neither john or paul are gonna reveal any privileged information.
Andre: But I still think--
Chad: Look, it's just-- okay, I've made a-- I made the executive decision. All right? Now all you two have to do is sit back and watch the fireworks. You're welcome.
Abigail: Okay, so here's one of the very few things that I do know about you. You like to say and do provocative things to get a rise out of people. So I'm gonna tell you something about me: I happen to think that people who say and do provocative things to get a rise out of people are more than likely wildly insecure. And for a very good reason.
Stefan: [Chuckles] Did you major in psychology?
Abigail: If I go ahead and write this with the information that I have, it's going to read, "no one really knows anything about stefan O. Dimera, the new ceo of dimera enterprises, except for the fact that he's a real jerk." So, did you want to give me some kind of a biography, or should I go ahead with what I have?
Stefan: Right. Right, right, right, right. The truth is, I don't really like to tell my life story. It's very dickensian. And I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me.
Abigail: I really can't imagine anyone feeling sorry for you. So go ahead. "Chapter one. I am born."
Stefan: Okay. "David copperfield" it is. To begin my life with the beginning of my life. As you heard on new year's eve, my mother's manservant essentially tossed me aside and pretended I never existed and dumped me out in front of an orphanage. Eventually I was adopted and sent off to boarding school in the uk. There you go. There you have it.
Abigail: You don't have an accent.
Stefan: It was a beastly fracas over the last of a pudding called spotted dick. I wasn't being provocative there. Spotted dick is actually--
Abigail: Suet and dried fruit. It's disgusting. I spent several years in london when I was a kid.
Stefan: And yet we never crossed paths? What a pity.
Abigail: So back to your life. I have, "orphan foundling. Likes taupe and curling."
Stefan: Why don't you ask me what you really want to know, abigail?
Abigail: Okay. You've raided dozens of companies; you have lived in berlin, paris, rome, the azores and the canary islands. So, why? Why did you leave a life full of glamour to come to salem and sit in that very uncomfortable seat? I'm just trying to figure out what it is you really want.
Eve: Oh, wait, wait, wait. I realize the dementia has set in, but the door is back this way.
Brady: If you're looking for granddad, he's probably upstairs with maggie. You remember maggie horton, don't you? Well, it's maggie kiriakis now. See, the second he divorced you, he married her.
Vivian: Yes, I know.
Brady: So the lesson here, viv, is that you can lie, you can blackmail, you can even put living people in coffins. But the fact is, you never win.
Vivian: We're not at the end yet.
Brady: No, we're not. But let me be clear with you. If you get anywhere near maggie, anywhere near her, I'm gonna stick your butt back in that coffin.
Vivian: I am not afraid of you, you pathetic, ineffectual--
Brady: I'm sorry to interrupt you. What were you saying? What were you saying? Spit it out.
Brady: Oh, don't be dramatic. Stop it. That didn't hurt. I would never actually hurt an ineffectual, pathetic--
Vivian: I am not pathetic!
Brady: See, you're fine. You're fine. You got your voice back. Hey, do you need an escort off the property? 'Cause I promise, I'm not gonna be gentle about it. It's up to you.
Brady: Oh, don't forget your bag! Here you go. You go crawl back into that hole you came out of. And don't come out of the hole!
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