Days Transcript Wednesday 2/28/18

Days of Our Lives Transcript Wednesday 2/28/18


Episode #13221 ~ Vivian's life is threatened during an unusual encounter; Gabi shares her fears of going to prison with Sonny; Valerie questions Eli's choice about letting J.J. raise his child; J.J. suggests he and Lani elope.

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Jj: [Exhales slowly] Man, who knew there were so many china patterns?

Lani: [Chuckles softly] I may have a better idea.

Jj: Paper plates?

Lani: [Laughs] Instead of registering for our wedding, why don't we register for the baby? It's not like we need a new set of china. But we will need things like a changing table, a crib, and a bunch of onesies.

Jj: Okay, listen to me. I'm all for that. But this wedding also happens to be about marrying the woman I am crazy in love with. I want to celebrate you, us, the beginning of an amazing life together.

Lani: I love you so much.

Jj: Then let's do it. Let's get married today.

[Soft reflective music]

Gabi: Stefan got andre to fire me just so that I could have this big, fat motive.

Eli: And then he gets someone to dress up like you, and then they show up in the security footage.

Gabi: Bam, I'm the killer.

Eli: Well, if that's the truth, then it'll come out.

Gabi: Look, we have no proof.

Eli: Gabi, I'm gonna be working day and night going through all the evidence. Hell, I will knock on every door in this state if I have to. 'Cause I'll be damned if I let the woman I love go to prison for a crime that she did not commit.

Gabi: Thank you.

[Chuckles softly] Thank you for always being there for me. I mean, it doesn't matter how hard it gets or what happens. You're there. Most people would have bailed by now.

Eli: I'm not going anywhere.

Gabi: You're this amazing detective that is helping me 24-7 and... how did I get so lucky to have this perfect, stand-up guy caring about me?

Valerie: Hey. I know you're busy. I just heard that the murder trial's moving forward. Just came to see how gabi's holding up.

Eli: Gabi is as brave as they come, but... what she's facing, it's not easy.

Valerie: How are you?

Eli: Frustrated, angry. The woman that I love is going through hell and there isn't a damn thing that I can do to help her.

Sonny: You brought peep. Ari really missed him.

Gabi: Is she ready to go?

Sonny: [Sighs] I hate to tell you this, but her cold got worse. She barely slept last night. Her pediatrician called in some cough syrup, and she's finally taking a nap.

Gabi: Oh. Wow, she was really looking forward to the wedding. Do you think I should wake her up?

Sonny: No, we should let her rest. Hope and rafe will understand. And you know what? Why don't we make this about you, okay? You can have some alone time with eli. You deserve a special night.

Gabi: Yeah, before I get sent to prison and locked up in a cell where I can't see the light of day or my little girl ever again.

Sonny: Don't talk like that.

Gabi: I mean, I'm just facing the possibility.

Sonny: Gabi. You did not kill andre.

Gabi: All the evidence says I did.

Sonny: You're innocent, okay? And my dad is giving everything he has to fight for you.

Gabi: Okay, sonny, well, what if that's not enough? What if my life is over because someone wanted andre dead and pretended to be me?

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: You doing all right?

Kate: Yeah, I'm okay. At least I think I am. I don't-- all this stuff with gabi, clearing out andre's things. Last time we were here, we had such a horrible argument. He was standing right where I am now. And then the next time I see him, he's in a body bag?

[Sighs softly]

Chad: Sorry.

Kate: You know, I-I keep on trying to figure out where everything started to go so wrong... and it all seems to start with stefan coming into town.

Chad: You think stefan had something to do with andre's murder?

Kate: Well, look, a lot of people had a motive to murder andre. But my feeling is that the killer is living right under the same roof with us.

Chad: If stefan is willing to kill somebody in his own family, imagine what else he's willing to do.

Kate: I see so much of stefano in stefan. You know, the--the cunning, the calculation, the having to win at all costs. I'm very concerned. I'm concerned about what he's capable of, who he might hurt next.

Chad: Which is why we have to stop my brother before he gets away with murder.

Stefan: "Always proceed carefully when interacting with an alter. Any unexpected confrontation could have... dangerous consequences." Neither of us can prove our case, and the only evidence implicating either one of us is the lid to that urn.

Gabby: The lid that you used to bash andre's head in.

Stefan: The lid that i caught you trying to plant inside my bedroom here. Like I said...stalemate.

Gabby: Hmm. Come to think of it, I'm gonna need that lid back.

Stefan: Really? What for?

Gabby: I don't trust you.

Stefan: Oh, I don't trust you either. I think I'll hang on to it for a little while.

Gabby: Are you sure there's nothing that I could do to make you change your mind?

Stefan: "Especially if it's your first encounter. You never know what might set them off.

[Door creaks]

Vivian: Abigail? What are you... what in god's name are you doing? Why are you dressed like that?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Stefan: "It's important to realize that an alter under sudden duress will resort to flight or fight mode. Flight generally occurs when the person suffering from multiple personality disorder feels cornered and is unable to control their environment."

Gabby: I don't know what you're talking about.

Vivian: [Stammers] That hair. That ridiculous wig. And that coat. Last time I looked, it wasn't halloween. What--what are you doing in that costume?

Gabby: This isn't a costume. This is me.

Stefan: "But fight occurs when the alter sizes up the immediate threat and finds his or her footing, knowing the situation is within their grasp or control. This challenge can be very intoxicating for the alter."

Vivian: So...[Chuckles] This is, um, the new you?

Gabby: This is the "me" that I've always been. What's wrong with it?

Vivian: Well...

[Laughs, snorts] Where to begin?

Gabby: This is called style. Okay, it's trendy and it's sexy.

Vivian: Ah.

Gabby: Just ask my man. He can't get enough of me.

Vivian: Your man? I see.'re not abigail now, are you? You're... huh. And I think I know why.

Lani: You want to get married today?

Jj: I get that it's totally out there, but... why not?

Lani: Because we're--we're going to hope's and rafe's wedding.

Jj: It's--it's perfect. Basically the same guests that we'd invite. And julie could marry us too.

Lani: A double wedding?

Jj: I mean, I'm in if you are. And rafe and hope, of course.

Lani: Look, I love that you think big and outside the box. But your sister had a double wedding, and it was a total disaster.

Sonny: Ari still asleep?

Gabi: Like an angel. A stuffy, sick little angel. I put peep next to her so when she wakes up, she can see him.

Sonny: Now, that's the best medicine. And she knows that her mom stopped by.

Gabi: Hmm. Yeah, what about the day I'm not there?

Sonny: Gabi, we're not gonna have this conversation, because it's not gonna happen.

Gabi: I'm just being realistic.

Sonny: And I prefer optimism.

Gabi: Well, sometimes optimism is just denial, okay? I need to--I need to make plans. Arianna is the most important thing in my life, and I need to be prepared if the worst happens. I need to prepare her.

Sonny: If the worst happens, okay? If it does, which it won't, will and I will step up. Even though we're not together anymore, we both love that little girl.

Gabi: She loves you both so much, but-- but listen, with will not remembering, sonny, it might... it might fall on you, okay, to take care of her. And I know that's asking a lot because you're running titan and everything, but--

Sonny: Hey, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop. I delivered that little squirt. As far as I'm concerned, I am just as much a father to her as will.

Gabi: Thank--

Sonny: And she will always have a home with me.

Gabi: Thank you.

Sonny: We're not--we're not going there right now, okay? Because nothing's gonna happen. We are gonna find the monster who set you up, and this will all go away.

Gabi: If chad's right, then we already know.

Kate: Proving stefan killed andre and framed gabi is a lot easier said than done.

Chad: What? We find the lid to the urn, we--we track down the coat, and we link it to stefan.

Kate: It's not like there's a treasure map, chad.

Chad: So we keep our eyes and our ears open.

Kate: Okay. What I think is that stefan is always thinking ten moves ahead. He's probably already destroyed evidence and has-- even if we found something, it's not like we're forensic scientists here.

Chad: So what do you want to do, just--just give up? That's not really an option.

Kate: No. That's not what I'm saying. Stefan... thinks like your father. He has a she-devil as his mother. I think we have to be very careful in the way we approach this.

Chad: Okay, so maybe that's the key. The she-devil.

Kate: Vivian? I really wish that lobotomy had gone through.

Chad: Just poke around. See--you know, see what you can get out of her.

Kate: Are you kidding me? She would see through that in a second. She tried to kill me, chad. She's--she's threatened by me. She would never give up anything that would incriminate her precious son.

Chad: Okay, so push some buttons. It's not that easy to set her off. Maybe you'll get her to say something she shouldn'T.

Kate: Okay. All vivian wants, the only thing she wants is to ensure that her son inherits your father's legacy. Okay? And she would do anything. They would do anything. They would kill to make that happen.

Chad: Well, which is why if we're living under the same roof as those two, we... we have to stay vigilant.

Kate: If they got away with murdering andre and framing gabi, what's to stop them from going after us?

Gabby: You don't know anything about me.

Vivian: Oh, but I think I do. So mysterious, coming through a secret passageway, that...

[Chortles] Unique outfit.

Gabby: Are you done insulting me?

Vivian: I just can't figure out who it is you're pretending to be. Help me out.

Gabby: Are you kidding me? I'm gabby. I'm gabby hernandez.

Vivian: You're gabby?

Gabby: How many times do I gotta say it?

Vivian: Are you off your meds, dear? I think maybe I should call your husband.

Gabby: Oh, don't you dare.

Vivian: Uh, you're unwell, abigail.

Gabby: Gabby, and I'm fine.

Vivian: All right. Put--put that down.

Gabby: Put the phone down.

Vivian: I'm putting it down. You've lost your mind.

Gabby: Stop saying that.

Vivian: Is it your grief over andre? Is that why you've snapped, abigail?

Gabby: My name is not abigail. I am gabby hernandez!

Stefan: "Whatever you do, never agitate the alter."

[Dull thud]

Vivian: [Screams]

Stefan: What the hell?

[Tense music]

In terms of treating sensitivity,

Valerie: You are one of the best, honey. You'll find the evidence that'll get the charges against gabi dropped.

Eli: Yeah, well, I have to. I mean, the idea of gabi going back to prison and being separated from arianna?

Valerie: Yeah, there's nothing worse than not being in your child's life.

Eli: Not subtle, mom.

Valerie: I'm not trying to be. What are you gonna do about this baby situation?

Eli: I'm going to do what lani wants me to do, all right? I'm gonna keep my mouth shut, and I'm gonna let jj be the father.

Valerie: Is that what you want?

Eli: The decision became a lot easier when I found out that jj and lani were getting married.

Jj: Okay, so--so yeah, maybe ben crashing the wedding was kind of a disaster.

Lani: Kind of? Total.

Jj: Yeah, but the chances of something like that happening again... it's not gonna happen. And I really, really want to marry you, like, right this second.

Lani: [Chuckles]

[Sighs] You can be very convincing.

Jj: Should I make the call?

Lani: No! Look, I just--I want something small and quiet, preferably without any punches being thrown. And look, jj, we don't even have a license. So as romantic and amazing as you are and as much as I love you...

Jj: No.

Lani: Definitely yes... on the no.

Jj: [Laughs] Okay. I'm not one to let practical get in the way of love, but you're right. I just got carried away with the whole idea of it. Just you, me, this baby. I can't wait for us to be a real family.

Sonny: So chad thinks stefan and vivian murdered andre, then framed you?

Gabi: They wanted andre gone, so they set me up to take the fall. I mean, they buy gabi chic, fire me, then I become number one suspect.

Sonny: [Stammers] The truth is gonna come out, because you didn't murder andre. I don't care how mad you were. And right now, it's circumstantial evidence, at best.

Gabi: I know, but it doesn't help that I've killed someone before.

Sonny: That's irrelevant.

Gabi: Or that I-I punched the wall outside of andre's office or that I might've even threatened to kill him before he died.

Sonny: You didn'T.

Gabi: I did. Sonny, I did. I was angry, and I vented to abigail.

Sonny: And, what, she went to the police? She couldn't keep those details to herself?

Gabi: They asked her what I said, and she told them the truth. I mean, I can't blame her for that.

Sonny: Well, they're just details, okay? My dad's gonna show them for what they are. Zero proof of any crime committed. Unless you want to count the assault against the wall.

Gabi: Well, uh, then I have, uh, the fire-breathing dragon of a da, which eli suggested might have been the woman who was impersonating me.

Sonny: What?

Gabi: He's trying to find answers.

Sonny: Okay. Probably not the best way to do that.

Gabi: Yeah, melinda trask already hated me. Sonny, now she's on a personal crusade to bury me under these charges.

Kate: It's times like this that I really wish your father was still alive. The one thing he would not tolerate is the annihilation of his family.

Chad: Yeah, even if my father was alive, it's not like he can just ride in and save the day. We have to deal with this ourselves. You know, this is--this is my company. The plan was approved for it to be my legacy, my son's legacy. That's still the plan.

Kate: [Sighs] Well, that's not going to happen if stefan is in charge.

Chad: Well, then we just have to show that stefan hijacked the company, murdered andre, vivian was a part of it. They go to prison for the rest of their lives, and you and I, we're free.

Kate: Won't bring my husband back.

Vivian: I'm sorry. I'm really sorry, gabby!

Gabby: You don't know anything about me. You think you're gonna insult me?

Stefan: Stop, stop!

Gabby: Stay out of this. That bitch is going down.

Stefan: That's enough.

Gabby: No, no, you are not gonna talk to me like that.

Stefan: Are you all right?

Vivian: Barely. I think you better call chad. His wife has flown over the cuckoo's nest.

Gabby: You do not know anything about me.

Stefan: You need to calm down, and you need to let me handle this.

Vivian: I don't think your talent is up to it.

Stefan: Wait, let's have a chat, shall we?

Gabby: Do I really have a choice?

Stefan: Don't mention this to anyone, especially chad.

Vivian: Oh. Right. Oh, my god. Smooth, easy strokes.

Gabi: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Sonny: Gabi, it's okay to be afraid. Okay, but you have so many people who love you, so many people who are here for you. And two of them are about to get married very soon.

Gabi: Oh. I don't--I don't think I'd be a very good wedding guest right now.

Sonny: No, no, no, no, no. You are going. It's rafe, your brother. Okay, you're gonna witness true love. And that's something that you're gonna celebrate the hell out of. Okay, you're gonna dance, you're gonna eat a lot of cake, and you're gonna let eli tell you all night long how much he loves you. Okay?

Gabi: Okay.

Sonny: I don't want you to worry about ari, because I will text you the moment she wakes up.

Gabi: She should probably get used to her mom not being there.

Sonny: Gabi, that is never going to happen. I promise.

Gabi: Oh, I wish you could.

Sonny: You have so many people fighting for you-- chad, eli, abigail, even though she did go to the cops.

Gabi: Yeah, I was mad at her at first, but... we talked. I know she's on my side.

Gabby: You can't keep me in here.

Stefan: I can and will keep you in here till you calm down.

Gabby: Did you hear what she said to me? She laughed at me.

Stefan: She doesn't--

Gabby: Calling me abigail. I mean, obviously I'm not abigail--what the hell?

Stefan: Of course you're not.

Gabby: I mean, but that vivian, she's gotta get that through her head.

Stefan: Okay, but hitting her with a poker is not the way to go about that.

Gabby: I mean, it would feel so damn good. Let me get out of here.

Stefan: Stop! Would you stop and listen to me for a second? I understand that it upset you when my mother called you abigail, but you're a smart woman. Think this through. What would it look like if accused murderer gabby hernandez is also accused of attacking a sweet, innocent old woman?

Gabby: [Sighs]

[Dramatic music]

Vivian: What are you looking at, you old fool? It's not my fault that your favorite son married a horton with a screw loose.

What were you doing back there, abigail?

Chad: What are you doing?

Lani: Mmm. Best french fries ever.

Jj: Since yesterday's?

Lani: You gotta live in the now.

Jj: Listen...[Stammers] I'm sorry again about the whole instant wedding idea. Like, to crash hope and rafe's big day is... I wasn't thinking. I want our wedding day to be our day, no one else'S.

Lani: Except maybe my dad'S.

[Chuckles] Between a grandbaby coming and us actually getting married, he may just dance me down the aisle.

Jj: I would marry you just to see that.

Lani: [Laughs]

Jj: You know, I can't tell you how nervous I was, asking for his permission.

Lani: Why?

Jj: Well, I-I haven't always been his favorite person, as well as you know. I don't blame him for that. But I'm getting my act together. I'm ready to be a father, a husband. And I think your dad saw that. Just the weird thing was, uh-- was valerie.

Lani: Valerie?

Jj: Yeah, she was all about you and me not rushing into anything. I still can't figure out why she wasn't on board.

[Soft dramatic music]

Valerie: Yeah. Convenient. Nothing like accepting jj's marriage proposal to back you into a corner.

Eli: Mom, I've already done this, okay? I've already accused lani of the same thing, but it's not like she knew that jj was gonna propose.

Valerie: She could have turned him down.

Eli: She loves him. And I love gabi. And that child will have a real family, a mother and a father that love him. Isn't that what's important?

Valerie: That child? Your child... will be growing up right here in salem. And every horton celebration, every--every holiday, every anything to celebrate, you might just find yourself in the same room with that little boy or little girl. Watching him grow up, learning how to walk and talk, going to school. Riding on that little bike that jj's already bought. Those are your moments, eli, your joys. You really want to be the spectator in your child's life because it seems like the easiest thing to do right now?

Eli: I guess I hadn't thought of it like that.

Valerie: Yeah. Well, maybe it's time that you did.

Vivian: I-I thought this was stefano's wine cellar.

Chad: You know exactly where the wine cellar is, and it's not through there.

Vivian: Well, then what is this? I-I mean, I have a flashlight on my phone. We could go and look. You never know what you're going to find.

Chad: It's just my father's old underground tunnels. They're abandoned. Nobody uses them anymore.

Vivian: Why is this panel open?

Chad: I don't know. It's an old--old house. It's not--it's not a big deal. Who cares?

Vivian: Are you sure about that?

Chad: Just let it go.

[Tense music]

Voilą. Have you seen my wife?

Vivian: Ah, well, i thought I saw abigail, but...

[Chuckles] It really wasn't her.

Gabby: Vivian isn't sweet or innocent. But you have a point.

Stefan: Thank you. Pokers rarely solve anything.

Gabby: It's all falling apart.

Stefan: It's too soon to go there.

Gabby: Yeah, but the da hates me. Like, hate hates me. Eli accused her of setting me up, and she went ballistic. And then, of course, she's got an alibi. She's having dinner with my attorney, of all people. So yeah, I'm screwed and screwed.

Stefan: No--no matter her personal feelings, the da has a responsibility to prosecute this case fairly.

Gabby: So what if she convinces a jury that I'm guilty? I go to prison? I gotta live my life where I don't get to watch my child grow up? Because I've already left her enough, and I can't do that to her again. But what if I don't have any control? What if all the dreams for my future and everything that I've wanted is all just a delusion?

Stefan: Gabby, slow down, okay? Just take it one day at a time. You've got a lot of people in this world that love you and support you and will do anything to prove you're innocent.

Gabby: Okay, but what if that's not enough? What if no matter how hard I fight, what if no matter how loud I scream the truth, nobody hears me? See, that scares me.

Stefan: You're gonna be all right.

Gabby: How's it gonna be okay, hmm? That's not even possible.

Stefan: It is possible. Because I'm gonna help you. I'm on the new weight watchers freestyle program,

[Soft reflective music]

Kate: [Sighs]

Gabi: Hey, kate. How you doing?

Kate: Don't worry about me. How are you?

Gabi: Um...

Kate: Come here. Come.

Gabi: Trying to hang in there, you know?

Kate: Yeah. Come on, a first-degree murder charge will do that to you.

Gabi: Thank you so much for being at my hearing today.

Kate: Where else would I be? Gabi, I know that you didn't kill andre, okay?

Gabi: I know, and you're more than welcome to have your--your doubts. I mean, andre was not my favorite person, but... I wouldn't have killed andre. He was still a human being.

Kate: Unlike some others.

[Dramatic music]

Chad: What the hell happened here?

Vivian: Oh... I don't know. I just came in and found it like this. Maybe... maybe abigail knocked it over.

Chad: Really? She knocked it over and she didn't pick it up?

Vivian: Well, you know, she's had a lot of grief over andre, and, I mean, well, how is she holding up?

Chad: She's doing just fine. You know, you don't have to worry about my wife. Neither does your son. I can take care of her just fine, thank you. I'm gonna go and look for her.

[Suspenseful music]

Vivian: You may not like what you find.

Gabby: Why would you help me when I tried to frame you?

Stefan: You were desperate, fighting for your future. And it's given me an idea.

[Tense music]

I'm gonna frame someone else.

Gabby: Who?

Stefan: I don't know yet. There's plenty of people in this town guilty of something or other. But that's not important right now. For now, we just need--we need to throw suspicion elsewhere.

Gabby: You would do that for me?

Stefan: I absolutely would. But I need this lid... and your coat.

Gabby: No, I love this coat.

Stefan: No, I know. If it's gonna work, though, I have to have it. Please. Thank you.

Gabby: Okay, so what now?

Stefan: [Sighs] What now? Uh, I think the best thing for you to do is just, uh, lie low, okay? No--no popping out of hidden passageways and certainly no threatening people with pokers. Can you do that for me?

Gabby: Okay.

Stefan: Okay.

Gabby: Thank you.

Lani: What did valerie say exactly?

Jj: Oh, stuff like... we should make sure we're getting married for the right reasons. I mean, what better reasons are there than that we love each other and that you're having my baby? Hey, look. Don't let it upset you. Valerie just really cares for you, and I guess she just wanted to make sure that we're not making a mistake. But I was very clear to her that you and I getting married and making a real family with our baby is the absolute right move.

[Soft music]

Eli: There's no perfect answer here. It's not like it's just about me.

Valerie: I get that. I do. But let me ask you this. If--if lani and jj weren't engaged and you weren't with gabi, would you be making the same decision you're making right now?

Eli: That's a hypothetical.

Valerie: That's a nonanswer.

Eli: Well, it's all that I got.

Valerie: I just don't want you to feel the same regret I have when I kept your father away from you and you away from your family.

Eli: I won'T.

Valerie: You say that now.

Eli: You know, mom--

Valerie: But--

Eli: Stop. Okay, what matters right now is gabi and me proving that she is innocent of murder. Okay, the last thing that she needs to worry about is the mistake that I made with lani.

Gabi: So you really think vivian could be involved in stefan's plan to set me up?

Kate: Oh, I think it is limitless what that viper would do. And--and murdering someone to help her son is just like another good day being a mom.

Gabi: But right now, it's just conjecture.

Kate: It's my gut. It's chad's gut.

Gabi: I just hope they can find who did this before I go down for a crime I did not commit.

Kate: Gabi, do you... do you understand how long i have believed in you? I am gonna do everything in my power to make sure that you get out from underneath this murder charge and to make sure you get back to gabi chic, where you belong.

Gabi: Yeah, well, I'm sure stefan's gonna have something to say about that.

Kate: Okay, listen. You just leave him to me, okay? Okay? All right. Now, I think that you have somewhere to go, don't you?

Gabi: Oh, yeah. At least someone's gonna have an amazing day, right?

Kate: Okay, come on. Yeah, they are. Well, you give my best wishes to rafe, okay?

Gabi: I will. Kate, I am... I'm really sorry that you lost andre.

Kate: Thank you. But I am not going to lose anyone else I love. I promise you that. I promise you.

Gabi: [Cries]

Kate: [Sighs]

Gabi: Thank you.

Kate: Okay.


[Soft dramatic music]

[Knock at door]

Stefan: [Muttering] Coming!

[Tense music]

Vivian: All right, the truth, stefan. Tell mommy dearest what the hell is going on with your friend abigail.

Chad: What were you really up to, vivian?

Gabby: Chad, wait!

Chad: Abby?

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