Days of Our Lives Transcript Tuesday 2/26/19
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Episode #13473 ~ Haley blasts J.J. for his betrayal; Jennifer rips into Eve and Jack for using Haley as a political pawn; Gabi turns to Brady for help; as Stefan protects Chloe from El Fideo's men, they grow closer.
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Chloe: Picking up the pieces?
Stefan: I'm trying. Sometimes, things that are broken can't be fixed.
Brady: No. Not gonna do it. Well, you said you could take care of yourself. You can take care of yourself.
Eve: You know, you've talked about the terrible things that were done by a member of a greek crime family and a mexican drug lord, so don't you think it's time you told us your position on immigration?
Brady: Oh, god, eve, what are you up to?
Jack: Do you think illegal immigration is a clear and present danger to this community?
Melinda: I think there are certain cases in which--
Jack: Yes or no? Do you think illegal immigration is a threat to the people of salem?
Melinda: Yes, I do.
Jack: And you would take a firm stance against it.
Melinda: Of course.
Jack: Interesting. Given the fact that your own sister is an illegal immigrant. And she's living right here in salem.
Ms. Trask. Did you not hear the question? Do you have a sister--
Melinda: I heard the question. But I have no idea what you're talking about.
Jack: Then I'm mistaken? You don't have a sister named haley chen?
Melinda: No. I don'T.
Jack: Interesting. Because haley chen lives with my son. He's told me the whole story.
[Dramatic music intensifies]
Haley: You told your father? You promised you wouldn't say anything! How could-- how could you do this to me?
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the "days of our lives."
Melinda: This is a debate. About the issues, not about--
Jack: Your sister.
Melinda: I don't have a sister.
Jack: So, for the record, you deny having a sister who's undocumented.
Melinda: I shouldn't even dignify this baseless accusation with an answer. But, for the record, I do not.
Haley: Oh... my god! How could you do this to me, jj?
Jj: I'm so sorry.
Haley: You're sorry? Well, you lied to me over and over again. How many times did I worry? How many times did you tell me that your dad didn't know? And you--you swore to me. You looked me in the eye and you told me he didn'T.
Jj: I-I can't believe this, like, that he would-- I begged him over and over never to tell anyone.
Haley: Well, you know what? He's just told the whole world.
Melinda: Let's acknowledge this for what this really is. A personal attack. It is no secret that mr. Deveraux was hoping to run for mayor. Lacking the courage to actually enter the race on his own merits, he's instead taken the cowardly tactic of attempting to discredit me.
Eve: No, excuse me. Is it cowardly to want to know the truth, ms. Trask? You know, we're just concerned citizens here who want to know exactly your stance on immigration, especially since your little sister--
Melinda: This is how you moderate?
Jennifer: Ladies and gentlemen, time is up for the debate portion of this evening. Mayor carver, ms. Trask, your closing statements, please.
Haley: I can't believe it. I can't believe this is happening right now.
Jj: I am so sorry--
Haley: Stop saying that.
Jj: I swear to god, the last thing I wanted to do was hurt you--
Haley: Don't you touch me. Don't you touch me ever again.
Gabi: Hey, ari wanted to thank you for her good night kiss.
Brady: That sweet thing can have as many kisses as she wants from me.
Gabi: Thank you. She needs the extra love now that will and sonny are in jail.
Brady: Well, it's good that you and ari are here until they get home.
Gabi: They shouldn't even be locked up.
Brady: I agree with you. Gabi, I want to resolve this as quickly as possible too. I mean, even though sonny's no longer with titan, it's not exactly good for the ex-ceo to be charged with attempted murder. It's not good for pr or our stock. Yeah, well, I mean, it's nothing to worry about. You've been doing a great job so far.
Brady: Why, thank you. Compliment from the competition. I like that.
Gabi: Not anymore, actually. Stefan fired me two minutes after chad stepped down.
Brady: That--you know what, I don't--I'm not surprised.
Brady: That guy's a-- guy's a dirtbag and I can't believe that chloe's living there right now.
Gabi: Wait, she is?
Gabi: I had heard that he saved her life, but she moved into the dimera mansion?
Brady: She did. Oh, stefan, he's-- he's pounding his chest, he's the great protector. He's somehow convinced chloe that the dimera mansion is the only place where she's going to be safe from el fideo and his goons. I don't know when she is gonna get that that man can't be trusted.
Chloe: Well, it looks like you've picked up most of the pieces.
Stefan: Yeah. But the queen is proving to be the most difficult.
Chloe: Well, whatever made you break these in the first place, I know you were upset, and I didn't want to bother you, so if you'd rather be alone now, I could go.
Stefan: No, stay.
Chloe: Do you want to talk about it?
Stefan: Not really.
Chloe: It looks like you could use a refill.
Stefan: [Clears throat]
Chloe: Here you go.
Stefan: Thank you.
Chloe: So you told me once that you came to salem to get to know your family.
Stefan: Oh, yes.
[Chuckles] The, uh, the conversation at doug's place. After chad and I, uh, almost pummeled each other to death. Again.
Chloe: Yeah, I don't understand why you've done some of the things that you've done, but I do know what it's like to want to be a part of a family and what it's like to lose someone you love.
Stefan: Everything I wanted when I came to salem, everything I thought I could-- I could have, you know, a family, a woman who loved me, a child, it all fell apart just like that. My mother was murdered. I lost that woman who loved me, a child that I thought was mine. A brother.
Chloe: I thought you hated chad.
Stefan: He's still my brother. And abigail... gabi. I really loved her.
Chloe: You were obsessed with her. And I think sometimes that kind of a loss is even harder to get over.
Jennifer: Thank you, mayor carver.
Sheila: Whoo-hoo! Yes! Yes!
Jennifer: Ms. Trask, your closing statement.
Melinda: I'll keep this short. Do not be distracted by the sideshow you saw tonight. This race is about one thing, and one thing only: Who is best qualified to be salem's next mayor. Actions speak louder than words. I've proven that I am a fighter, that I'm tough on crime and illegal immigration. And I will never stop fighting for all the citizens of salem. Thank you.
Jennifer: And that concludes our debate. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
Do you stand by your denial?
Melinda: I do.
Why would a young woman claim to be--
Melinda: I have no idea.
If she were your sister--
Melinda: Well, she's not. Next question.
Abe: Feeding frenzy. I mean, this is a shame. Whatever substantive issues were addressed tonight are just buried under this sideshow.
Sheila: I mean, you could put in your 2 cents.
Abe: I don't want to be drawn into whatever this is.
Sheila: Why don't you say that we blow this drama and go celebrate, mr. About to be reelected mayor?
Abe: I think that might be just a little premature.
Mayor carver. Mayor carver.
Abe: Yeah, you're right. Let's blow this drama.
Melinda: There is not a shred of truth to what jack deveraux or eve donovan has said about me. This is a hatchet job by two cowards who think that by slandering me, they're gonna open the door for him to run for an office he is supremely unqualified for.
Ms. Trask. Ms. Trask.
Ms. Horton, your son's at the center of this. Would you like to make a statement?
Jennifer: No comment. Can you tell me, what was that? What was that? What were you thinking? Do you have any idea what this could do to our son?
Jj: I hated lying to you.
Haley: Oh, did you? Did you, jj? Because you didn't seem like you had much trouble doing it.
Jj: And I felt terrible. Look, I-I tried to tell you a couple of times, but I--
Haley: But--but what? Huh? What, jj? Was it easier just to kiss me?
Jj: No. If you just let me explain--
Haley: Explain what? There's nothing to explain here, jj. I get it. It almost worked.
Jj: What worked?
Haley: You wanted me to feel safe, so you gave me a place to stay. You convinced me to-- to trust you. All because you just wanted to get me into bed.
Gabi: I think that chloe is gonna find out soon enough that stefan doesn't care about anyone but himself or who he hurts to get what he wants.
Brady: I just think by the time she realizes it, it's gonna be too late.
Gabi: So wait, you talked to chloe about this?
Brady: Oh, yeah. No, I...
[Chuckles] I invited her to stay here.
Gabi: And she turned you down?
Brady: Victor refused to allow her to stay here. But I said I would go to bat for her, but then she said she already had her mind made up.
Gabi: So just change it.
Brady: Just--just like that? Just change it? Gabi, you don't know chloe. She is extremely stubborn. Extremely. I mean, I was--I was gonna text her, you know, and ask her how she's doing, whether she's okay, but then I-- I thought what's the point? She's just gonna accuse me of messing in her business.
Gabi: Well, I mean, that's never stopped me before, so I don't think it should stop you.
Stefan: What do you know about obsession?
Chloe: Oh, I've been there.
[Sighs] At first, the love consumes you. It's all you can think about. And then you make bad choices and you hurt people. Because all that matters is that love and having it all to yourself, it's--it's a really difficult spell to break.
Stefan: Unless that spell is broken for you. Look, stefan, I know that you've had a lot of loss, but that doesn't mean that you can't find love again. You know, real love.
Stefan: I don't know. Maybe I'll just, uh... spend the rest of my days rattling around this empty old house all by myself.
Chloe: Well, it's not so empty anymore. It's pretty noisy and chaotic since the kids and I moved in, don't you think?
Stefan: Well, I've-- I've actually enjoyed hearing the laughter and hearing them play.
Chloe: I'm sure you're probably slightly regretting getting holly that toy piano, no?
Stefan: She--that--she's got some talent, that one.
Chloe: Is that what you call it?
[Phone beeps] What? What is it?
Chloe: Oh, god, sorry. It's just, every time i hear that tone, it just makes me think of el fideo's men and their threats. Like, what if that's another text message from him?
Stefan: Let me take a look.
Sheila: So, let's make a toast to the winner of tonight's debate-- even without your lucky sneakers-- and another term to salem's best mayor ever. Long may you reign. What's with the face for celebrating?
Abe: I didn't exactly win that debate.
Sheila: From what I saw, you were the last man standing, so that means you won.
Abe: Because a circus broke out. I-I don't like winning like that.
Jennifer: You just put our son in the middle of a scandal. Do you know what these reporters are gonna do to him, jack?
Jack: He can handle it.
Jennifer: How could you do that to him?
Jack: At least we're getting him away from that young woman now before things get really complicated.
Eve: You know, jennifer, why are you throwing such a hissy fit anyway? You're the one that's always yammering about how important it is for the truth to come out.
Jennifer: Really, was it the truth? Because melinda denied everything that you said.
Eve: Well, obviously, she is lying here.
Jennifer: Jack. Eve is pushing for you to be mayor, and you show up at a live debate with this outrageous claim? What am I supposed to think?
Eve: The whole point of the debate, jennifer, is for the voters to find out where their candidates stand on the issues and whether they're trustworthy or not. Jack is just being--
Both: A concerned citizen.
Jennifer: I got it.
Jennifer: Did you lie about melinda so that she will drop out?
Jack: Do some digging. You'll see I'm telling the truth. There was a witness who saw and overheard melinda trask talking to her sister and warning her that no one could know about them.
Jennifer: And you have corroboration for that claim?
Jack: Don't need any.
Jennifer: Right. Because that witness was eve.
Eve: You should be thanking jack and me instead of criticizing us.
Haley: I am such a fool. All that bull you fed me about wanting to move forward--
Jj: It was not bull. I care for you, haley.
Haley: Care for me? Care for me? If you care for me, you would've told me the truth, jj. I asked you point blank how many times, how many times, and each time, you could've been honest. But no. No, you never were. 'Cause why would you care? I was exactly where you wanted me.
Jj: No, that's not true.
Haley: If your mom hadn't walked in--
Jj: No, please, please, haley. All right, if you just listen to me for a second. I made a mistake. A few weeks back, I said some things about your sister, remember? I upset you. You took off. I-I was worried. My dad showed up. He saw something was up, and he asked if he could help me. He told me that I could trust him. And after all the years without my--without my dad, and then there he is, wanting to help. I opened up.
Haley: Well, I am so glad that my drama gave you and your dad a nice father-son moment.
Jj: Look, I told him he can't tell anyone. More than once. Look, I-I thought he understood. Haley, my dad totally betrayed me.
Haley: Oh. Oh, well, now you know how it feels. Of course. No wonder your dad was so hostile the last time I saw him. When he was so worried about you getting hurt, he-- he knew this whole time that I was illegal.
Jj: And he also knew that I wanted to protect you. I did not think he was going to say anything, especially when he knew what was at stake. How much it could hurt you. I...
Haley: I guess it was-- it was all about trolling my sister.
Jj: I swear, haley. I never told him that melinda was your sister. He must've found out some other way--
Haley: You know what, what does it matter right now, jj? It's gonna come out. Melinda, she can try and hide it as much as she wants, but some reporter is gonna dig up that I lived with her, that she put me through nursing school. And all her dreams of being mayor--over. Because of you and your big, stupid mouth!
[Knocking at door] Oh, my god, oh, my god. That's a reporter. Or someone from immigration, jj. What am I gonna do?
Jj: No, who--whoever it is, I'm gonna send them away.
Jj: I'm so sorry.
Melinda: I don't want to hear it. And I can't waste my time talking to a liar like you. I need to talk to my sister.
Jj: I'm gonna find my father. See what the hell he was thinking.
Melinda: You said he could be trusted.
Sheila: If trask and that deveraux get down in the mud, that only makes you look better.
Abe: I don't like seeing melinda publicly skewered.
Sheila: Oh, please. The way that bitch threw that xander cook thing in your face, a low blow like that? I don't have a problem seeing her go down.
Abe: You almost took yourself down. Offering to resign.
Sheila: Yeah. I messed up, big-time. And there's no way I could let you take the hit.
Abe: You know, stepping up like that took a lot of courage.
Sheila: Well, it was basic math. You love your job, and you're damn good at it, so it's no way I could watch you go down because of me.
Stefan: Brady. Just checking in. Wondering how everything is going... living with that low-life sleaze. Well, at least I'm not a low-life drunk.
Chloe: No. [Laughs] Stop. Stop, stop, stop it. The kid and I are just fine. Don't worry about us.
Stefan: I like my response better. Good as new, almost. You play?
Chloe: It's funny you should ask. I actually played with your father way back in the day. I was no match for him, as you might have guessed, but... honestly, it was such a long time ago. I wouldn't even remember which piece goes where.
Stefan: Well, maybe you'll be a match for me. Let me teach you again. I'll show you where all the pieces go.
Brady: Chloe's fine. That's what she wrote. She's fine. So she doesn't need rescuing. She doesn't want rescuing. She is fine. Everything's great.
Gabi: You're pretty worked up about this. What's up with that?
Brady: Gabi, she's-- she's my friend. That's it.
Gabi: Well, she's lucky to have you as a friend.
Brady: It was bad enough that I had to worry about protecting her and the kids from el fideo, but... now I gotta worry about stefan dimera, are you kidding me?
Gabi: Well, let me tell you. I mean, el fideo's crew is lethal, but stefan, he is a twisted man. Okay, and I have the scars to prove it. At this point, I don't know who's more dangerous, really.
Brady: Well, I don't like the guy.
Gabi: That makes two of us.
Brady: I know that there were issues, but I want to tell you, I think stefan was an idiot to fire you. I really do. Gabi chic. Gabi chic. I liked it. I was--I was a big fan. Genius. So hire me at titan. We can team up, and we can take down stefan dimera for good. (Mom) is that for me?
Haley: You were right. I never should've told jj the truth.
Melinda: It's a bit late for that. I-I didn't know, mel. I didn't know he was gonna tell his dad or that his dad was gonna call you out like that on--on television.
Melinda: You gave him the ammunition.
Haley: I'm beyond sorry, mel. Okay, but I-I-I don't know. What are we gonna do now? You lied. You told everybody that you don't have a sister.
Melinda: I was blindsided. The words came out of my mouth before I could think it through. But now we have to do damage control. You need to stay out of sight.
Haley: I have to work.
Melinda: Well, if any reporters corner you, you just deny everything.
Haley: This is--this is impossible. It's gonna come out. I-I lived with you when I got here from china. There are papers. There are documents. There are neighbors. It's gonna come out. It has to.
Melinda: We can't let it. This could ruin my campaign.
Haley: This could ruin your campaign? This could ruin my life.
Jj: I've got nothing to say.
[Indistinct chatter] No, I'm not. We need to talk.
Jennifer: Your stink is all over this.
Eve: I beg your pardon?
Jennifer: You put jack up to this, didn't you?
Eve: You know, jack makes his own decisions about what he does and who he wants to be with, jennifer.
Jennifer: And he put our son in the middle of god knows what.
Eve: It must just cut to the bone, huh? That I found out something that you, crack journalist, amazing mother, didn't know but should've, and that is that your son is living with an undocumented immigrant. And while jack is trying to protect him, you were clueless.
Jennifer: This has nothing to do with protecting jj. This has to do with your ambition, because if you really cared about jj, you would've taken him aside and talked to him privately and not exposed this young girl and jj's involvement at a public debate.
Eve: It may seem harsh, but it's for the best, jennifer.
Jennifer: Oh, yeah. Yeah, it's for your best. You want to destroy melinda so that jack can be back on that ballot so you can parade all over salem on the mayor's arm, lording it over everyone in this town, especially me.
Eve: You know what? I would love that. Absolutely. But here's the thing. Jack is really trying to be a good parent. He loves his children, and he wants to protect jj. I was just trying to help.
Jennifer: The hell you were. You already ruined my son's life once when you slept with him when he was in love with your daughter, and now you're sleeping with his father. And exploiting the fact that jack doesn't remember us. When are you going to leave my family alone?
Jj: How could you do it? How the hell could you betray me?
Jack: You need to calm down, right now, and--
Jj: I trusted you! I trusted you!
Jack: Did you ever think that maybe this was for your own good, to stop the manipulation, the taking advantage--
Jj: Like eve is manipulating you? Taking advantage of your amnesia.
Jack: Haley got you to let her live with you.
Jj: I told you that was my idea. And I also told you, I asked you, I begged you, how many times, to keep haley's status a secret?
Jack: And I told you I didn't think I could keep that promise because I was worried about you. I was worried she was gonna hurt you--
Jj: So you go public? That's how you help me? That's how you protect me? No warning, no heads-up, just boom. Exposed to the world.
Jack: If I had done nothing, and you were arrested right now,
Jj: You know what, stop-- stop claiming that you did this for me. You did this for yourself. Are you--are you really that desperate to be mayor? But then again, you know what, why not, huh? Not like you have anything else going on in your life since you came back. Eve sure as hell doesn't count.
Jack: You're upset. I get it. You're upset, but this was a judgment call. You didn't like the way it went down, I get that. But I know I've done what I can to protect you.
Jj: You've destroyed me. You let me think that I could trust you. That you were the father I remember. The dad I-I loved. He never would've done this.
Brady: I have to admit, the idea's a little-- little tempting. Problem is, dimera owns gabi chic. I can't do anything with you as long as stefan owns the brand.
Gabi: Well, I actually don't think stefan cares. His plan is to dismantle it.
Brady: He's gonna dismantle a thriving, successful business out of spite? That's, uh, probably the worst business decision I've ever heard. But I'm also surprised that the board would be allowing him to fire you and dismantle the company. I mean, he-- wait a minute, he did-- he did run this through the board, right?
Gabi: I don't know.
Brady: You don't know.
Brady: Okay, gabi, you-- you need to fight this. Okay, here's--here's what you're gonna do. You're gonna call shin. You convince shin that gabi chic is a gold mine, because it is, and without you, there is no gabi chic. You convince shin of that and stefan, they'll have to hire you back.
Stefan: Pawns move forward. No, the--the bishop can only move diagonally.
Chloe: Oh, okay. That work? That okay?
Stefan: Yeah, so don't move it.
Chloe: Oh, come on. No.
Stefan: Sorry. Sorry.
Chloe: Oh, man. Do I get to go now?
Stefan: Yes. It's your turn.
Chloe: Ooh. Boom. Look who's winning now.
Stefan: Very nice.
Stefan: Long game.
Chloe: Ah! Damn it. I'm not surprised.
Stefan: It's okay, I thought you did-- I thought you did good. My father taught you well.
Chloe: Well, it was fun. Maybe we could play again tomorrow night?
Stefan: Sure. You're on.
[Distant banging] Whoa!
Chloe: Oh, my god. What was that?
Sheila: You know, now I gotta throw some things back to you, because you could've accepted my resignation and threw my ass out in front of the whole world, but you didn'T. Why?
Abe: 'Cause I didn't want you to lose your job either.
Sheila: You serious?
Abe: Mm-hmm. Yep, I am.
Sheila: Oh, it's not like I'm the model employee.
Abe: No, but you're getting better every day.
Sheila: I am trying harder.
Abe: It shows. And you do make it fun.
Sheila: And so do you. Especially when you throw in concert tickets.
Abe: Well, you mighta, kinda blackmailed me for it.
Sheila: Hey, but I bought you a t-shirt, though. Toast to that.
[Both laugh] But, um, can I say something?
Sheila: This is the first time in my life where I've actually had a job I'm proud of. One that makes me want to step up and do better. So that's why when someone like trask comes along and messes with you, they're messing with me.
Abe: Thank you for that. It's good to have someone in my corner.
Jack: You're right. I'm not the father you loved. Because I don't remember being your father.
Jj: Don't blame your amnesia. This was a choice. Basic human decency.
Jack: I hurt you. I'm sorry I hurt you. It was never my intention to do that.
Jj: Were you even-- were you even thinking of me at all?
Jack: I was thinking we were building a relationship. But I have messed this up. I can see that. Maybe we're better off without each other.
Jj: You finally got something right. I'll definitely be a hell of a lot better off without you in my life.
Haley: You--you and this-- this campaign. Americans first. Is that your slogan? What about family first? What about me?
Melinda: I took you in. I put you through nursing school.
Haley: And I am so grateful.
Melinda: So prove it. Stay out of sight and don't trust anyone except me.
Haley: 'Cause it's all about you being mayor.
Melinda: I have worked my entire life for this.
Haley: And this is the only country that I've known most of my life, mel. If this gets out, I could be arrested, deported to a country where I don't even know anybody, I don't have anybody, I don't even speak the language anymore, and--and-- how do you expect me to survive?
Melinda: There's always your nursing skills.
Haley: Wow. Did you ever even care about me?
Melinda: Of course I care about you. I love you. You're my sister. But I didn't ask for you to get dropped on my doorstep or for you to confide in some random guy when the one thing, the one thing that I asked was you be discreet. And this is how you repay me. Look, I am sorry for your situation. But you put your trust in the wrong people, and you have only yourself to blame.
Haley: Maybe--maybe we can--
Melinda: No, no. There's no "we," haley. I have my own problems. From now on, you are on your own.
Gabi: I like the way you think. But why would you help me work for your rival?
Brady: Well, you hate him as much as I do, right?
Brady: Just because you don't work for titan doesn't mean we can't work together. I think if we teamed up, we'd cause a heck of a lot of damage.
Brady: I mean, if you're interested.
Stefan: Nothing, just-- just the wind, I guess.
Chloe: I'm sorry, I guess I'm just being a little bit jumpy.
Stefan: No, no. You don't need to apologize, and don't worry. You and your kids are safe here.
Chloe: Thank you. Again.
Stefan: You're welcome. Um, sleep well. I'll see you in the morning.
Sheila: I am most definitely in your corner, mr. Mayor.
Abe: Well, thank you. And, uh, I appreciate it. And the drink. You know what, it's getting late, so, uh, I think I better call val and let her know what happened tonight.
Sheila: Okay. Good night.
Abe: Good night.
Jennifer: How's jj? Is he okay?
Jack: He's upset. Of course. But in time, he's gonna see that I did the right thing.
Jennifer: Well, congratulations. You two deserve each other.
Jj: What are you doing?
Haley: What does it look like?
Jj: Look, h-haley. Don't do this. My uncle's a lawyer. Now that this is out in the open, we can fight it. I will help you.
Haley: I don't need your kind of help.
Jj: Look. Where are you going?
Haley: I don't know. But even if I did, you'd be the last person on earth I would tell.
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