Days Transcript Wednesday 4/21/21

Days of Our Lives Transcript Wednesday 4/21/21

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Episode #14006 ~ Paulina turns to Lani for help. Theo questions Ciara about their kiss. Abigail has an emotional breakdown with Kayla. Xander turns the tables on Chanel.

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Lani: You want me to help with chanel?

Paulina: Oh, lani, she's impossi--

Lani: Wait.

Paulina: Oh! I went back to try to talk some sense into her, and she slammed the door in my face! That's why I need you to convince my fool of a daughter to get out of that sham of a marriage to that xander character today.

Xander: You really want a divorce?

Chanel: Don't you? I did trick you into marrying me.

Xander: What are you doing?

Chanel: Searching for the best divorce lawyer in this town.

Xander: Yeah, hold off on that.

Chanel: Why?

Xander: You're not going to unload me that easily.

Chanel: What do you mean?

Xander: I mean I'm not interested in ending this holy union.

[Elevator dings]

Abigail: Kayla? Where's gwen? I need to know if she's pregnant, and if she intends to have the baby.

[Dramatic music]

Gwen: Hi.

Chad: Jack told abby that you saw kayla this morning.

Gwen: Yeah, I had a blood test. I'm pregnant with your child.

Chad: Abby, uh, said you two had a talk yesterday.

Gwen: Yes, she wanted me to have an abortion, and I seriously thought about it.

Chad: Have you made up your mind?

Gwen: I'm keeping my baby.

Chad: Why? Why are you doing this, gwen?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Gwen: You know, it's not like I wanted to get pregnant.

[Sighs] I know I tricked you into bed, but this--

[Exhales heavily] This was not part of the plan. I know it would be better for everybody if I didn't have this baby.

Chad: Abby told me she begged you to end--end the pregnancy.

Gwen: Mm-hmm, yeah, she pushed quite hard, actually.

Chad: So that begs the question... are you having this baby just to spite her?

Abigail: Is gwen definitely pregnant? Did you confirm it? And did she tell you that she was going to keep the baby?

Kayla: Abigail, I just-- I can't discuss it with you.

Abigail: Yes, you can. Aunt kayla, please? I need you to tell me. I mean, we're talking about my husband here, who made a very hurtful, stupid mistake that could be getting stupider and even more hurtful. Okay, this could permanently change, if not ruin my life. Could you--

[Breathing heavily] If my husband got her pregnant, do I not have the right to know?

Claire: I still can't believe it. I mean, my mom is not a murderer. I mean, yes, she was horrified by what charlie did, but there's just-- there's no way she could have done this.

Ben: Well, obviously there's been some kind of a mistake.

Claire: Oh, no, there's no mistake. Da trask is out for blood.

Ben: I can totally relate, since it seems that ciara is out for mine.

Ciara: When I first heard about belle's arrest, oh, my god, I just-- yeah! No, of course she didn't do it. She's incapable. She's really lucky to have you, shawn. Yeah. Okay, well, um, if there's anything, anything at all that I can do for you, you let me know, okay? All right. I love you, too. Bye, bro.

[Phone beeps

[Door opens]

[Sighs]

Theo: You up for a visitor?

Ciara: [Chuckles] Well, I am if it's you.

Theo: It's starting to look like a flower shop around here.

Ciara: Oh, yeah. Well, yours get a place of honor right there. Wow! They're really beautiful. Thank you.

Theo: So, I was... hoping we could talk.

Ciara: Okay, sure. About what?

Theo: About the other day. I mean, you kissed me.

Ben: So I got rolf's memory drug from jake, and I went to see ciara, hoping that she would agree to take it. But when I got there, she was sleeping so...

[Dramatic music]

Claire: Ben, you didn'T.

Ben: I did. Well, I--I didn't-- what I meant to say was that I was all set to inject her with this memory drug even though she was sleeping, and I knew it was the wrong thing to do, claire. I just couldn't help this feeling, knowing that ciara loves me, that she would want me to do whatever the hell it took to bring us back together. So I was all set, and I was ready to inject her, and somebody else came into the room.

Claire: Who--who walked in?

Ben: Theo carver.

Ciara: Um, well... what is there to talk about? I mean, I felt close to you. So I kissed you. What's wrong with that, theo?

Theo: Well, for starters, you're married. I mean, you may have forgotten that you're in love with ben, but he's still your husband.

Ciara: Yes, but I don't want him. I don't want him to be my husband, theo. You know that. In fact, the actual thought of it makes me sick. Okay? Why would I want to be married to such an evil and deranged person?

Chanel: Of course we're ending this marriage. But if you're going to be a jerk about it, why go through the hassle of getting a divorce? I'll just get an annulment. I certainly have grounds for one.

Xander: What grounds?

Chanel: Well, I have to admit I was tempted, given that rocking body of yours, to consummate our marriage. But when the moment of truth arrived, you couldn't hold up your end.

Xander: That did not happen.

Chanel: Like you remember. You were three sheets to the wind, and little xandy there was a no-show.

Xander: Is that what you want to go with? Because it's all coming back to me now. It was one of the craziest nights of my life. You were a real wildcat.

Chanel: That's a lie, and you know it.

Xander: Maybe, but I know how to sell it. It'll be my word against yours. So you're still stuck with me, wife.

Chanel: There are other reasons for an annulment.

Xander: Good luck with that.

Chanel: Damn it, xander! Why are you doing this? Just yesterday, you couldn't wait for this marriage to be over.

Xander: Yeah, that was before.

Chanel: Before what?

Xander: Before I found out how loaded your mom is.

Paulina: And, oh, my, oh, my, did your daddy give me an earful about that--that xander kiriakis. Blood diamonds, kidnappings, rape, cages, switching babies. The man is a monster!

Lani: Auntie, look, he did help us find the babies.

Paulina: Honey, now, you know, you know how very grateful I am that the--the twins are back at home where they belong, but getting them there, that seems to be the one good deed this man has ever done in his life! Now, with chanel, she's no saint, but--but the last thing she needs is to be shacked up with a bad influence.

Lani: Yeah, I'm with you on that.

Paulina: Good. Then you'll talk to her?

Lani: Auntie, you know I want to help you in any way that I can. But what makes you think chanel is even going to listen to me?

Kayla: I think that we should discuss this in private.

Abigail: Sorry I kind of lost it back there.

Kayla: Don't be sorry. I can't even imagine what you're going through right now.

Abigail: Can you please just tell me? Did the test confirm that gwen is pregnant?

Kayla: Sweetie, I am gwen's doctor, and you know that I cannot divulge that information. But I'm also your aunt, and I want you to know that I will support you in any way that I can.

Abigail: [Sighs] You know, I saw the, um, home pregnancy test, and I know those things are usually pretty accurate. But I... just had some stupid hope, I guess, that it was wrong. I mean, if gwen goes forward and has this baby, aunt kayla-- my god, this is-- it's just going to be a constant living reminder that chad cheated on me with gwen, of all people, my sister.

[Sighs] I just--I don't know how we can move past that.

[Somber music]

Gwen: My decision to have this child has nothing to do with abigail. I understand that that must be hard to believe, considering most of my decisions last year focused on hurting my sister. But when I learned that my father didn't intentionally abandon me, my focus has--has shifted on creating a relationship with him, and I know that having your baby is going to get in the way of--of letting that happen.

[Sighs] God, you're awfully quiet.

Chad: [Sighs] Yeah, maybe I'm foolish for admitting this. I can tell you're sincere. I can tell that you're not doing this for the wrong reasons. What I can't understand is, what are-- what are your right reasons? Why are you choosing to have this baby, gwen? (Vo) do you push through migraine?

Kayla: Abigail, I know that chad made a huge mistake when he believed gwen's lies, and I know that this complication makes the whole situation all that more painful for both of you, and god knows the two of you have faced more than your fair share of challenges. But you've always fought your way back to each other.

Abigail: I just--

Kayla: I am so, so sorry. I'm so sorry.

Abigail: [Sniffles]

Kayla: Baby.

Abigail: I just feel so out of control.

Kayla: In what way? Tell me.

Abigail: I hate her. I hate my sister. I am so consumed with all of these ideas about how to just, like, punish her for everything that she's done to me and my family. I mean, my god, the things that come out of my mouth, the things that I am thinking about all the time. If I don't get control of it, I don't know why chad or you or any--anybody would want to have anything to do with me.

Gwen: So there I was on the exam table getting a sonogram, and, um, I asked dr. Johnson not to let me see the screen because I felt that if I saw the image of the baby, then I would be reminded even more of all the--the regret I had and all the pain I have caused. And then-- I don't know. I just, um-- I changed my mind. I asked her to show me the screen.

Chad: And?

Gwen: And--and then that image of the baby, it was real. You know? It wasn't just an "it" anymore. It was a real tiny little person. And that just made me think of all the years that I have felt unwanted and discarded, all those years where I felt that my father wished I wasn't real. And, uh, all those feelings had turned me into the hateful person that I am today. And that's when I realized that I can't-- I can't do that to that little him or her. That's when I realized I have to keep this child. I have to give it all the love that I was so very desperate for and I never got.

Paulina: All I want for my daughter is to have what I never had growing up and to prevent her from making the mistakes I made. That's why it hurt so much when chanel slammed that door in my face. I was there out of love! Why--why didn't she know that?

Lani: Auntie, she knows that you love her. Just maybe give her some time.

Paulina: Nope, no, no, I did not get where I am today by being patient. Now, I--I know that chanel will listen to you because-- well, what-- what better role model? You're a young woman who's got her life together.

Lani: That hasn't always been the case.

Paulina: Oh, even better! So you screwed up when you were younger. Who hasn't? But you figured it out, and, look, look at you now. You're a strong independent woman, nothing given, everything earned through work and through the steel of your spine.

Lani: Aunt paulina--

Pauina: Oh, good, good. So you'll go talk to her? I'll take care of your babies. You go talk some sense into mine, and you convince her that she's making the biggest mistake of her life if she casts her lot with that--that immoral man.

Chanel: You want a payout? What kind of person are you?

Xander: Look in the mirror, sweetheart. You married me for money I don't have. So I'll divorce you for money your mama does have. Makes us the same. There! Finally, something in common.

Chanel: You're an ass! And since I was only dumping you because you're poor, if you get some big payout from my mother, you'll be rich, and I'll have no reason to want a divorce.

Xander: You do have a point.

Chanel: Now look at you, singing the blues. Is it because we're having our first fight?

Xander: You know, there's no real reason for us to be at odds here. We both want the same thing, to end this marriage and get our hands on your mom's money. Why don't we work together? Get paulina to pay up, and then we'll split the settlement 50-50.

[Sneaky music]

Claire: So theo walked in on you, and you had a syringe in your hand, hovering over ciara.

Ben: Yeah.

Claire: Oh, my god! Ben, so what happened?

Ben: Ciara woke up and totally freaked out, and theo told me to get the hell out of the room.

Claire: Ben, I know how desperately you want ciara to get her memory back, and it must have been so hard for you to walk away, but I'm glad that you did.

Ben: But I didn't, not right away, not before I tried to jab ciara with the syringe.

Claire: Ben!

Ben: I know!

Claire: No!

Ben: Claire, I know. I was just desperate! I didn't know if I was going to get another chance. I apologized. I tried to explain. I just thought that maybe if I got ciara alone, I could get her to agree to try to take this drug, try to get her memory back. But then theo walks in, and it's like ever since ciara lost her memory, theo has been right there in between us, always right between us.

Claire: Yeah, he has gotten kind of protective of her lately.

Ben: Yeah! It's almost like this guy wants to keep her all to himself.

Claire: Maybe he does.

Ciara: All I know is that I 100 percent don't want a life with ben weston. I mean, how could I be with him after he killed three women, almost killed will, and did such horrible things to chad and abigail?

Theo: But he's changed, right?

Ciara: You're not team ben, are you?

Theo: I'm team you. Whatever makes you happy is what I want.

Ciara: Well, kissing you made me happy. Being with you makes me happy. I feel like I can actually be myself around you. You don't judge me. You don't tiptoe around me. When I came back to salem after you got shot, I was so angry. I felt like we were robbed of our chance to be together. And now, I almost kind of feel like we got that chance back.

[Romantic music]

Truthfully, it's frustrating to see how fast dust reappears.

Chanel: Fifty-fifty?

Xander: What do you say?

[Knock at door]

[Sighs]

Lani: May I come in?

Xander: Mm-hmm. I assume you're here to, uh, congratulate me, welcome me to the family. How are my wee cousins doing, anyway?

Lani: I would like to talk to my cousin alone.

Xander: Oh, I'm not sure I can tear myself away. You know, marital bliss and all that.

Chanel: I'll be fine.

Xander: Hmm. Well... oh, babe? Try not to miss me too much, yeah?

Chanel: So what do you want to talk about, cuz?

Lani: Let's start with getting you out of this marriage.

Ben: The way you said that, "maybe he does..." claire, do you know more than what you're saying to me right now? Did you talk to theo about his feelings for ciara?

Claire: I have, actually. I... I asked theo straight to his face how he felt about ciara now.

Ben: And what did he say?

Claire: He totally avoided the question.

Ben: [Scoffs] Because he does want to keep her all for himself, and that's not going to happen. So I'm gonna head back over--

Claire: No, no, no!

Ben: And I'm going to make sure that she understands why she belongs to me and nobody else.

Claire: Ben, no! That is the last thing that you should do.

Theo: You've always been special to me. You know that. And I always hoped things would work out for us, but, ciara...

Ciara: What?

Theo: What happens if you remember ben? I don't want to fall for you all over again, and then one day, you remember your life with him, being in love with him, marrying him, and then you decide to go back to him.

Ciara: So what you're saying is... you're afraid of getting hurt.

Abigail: I don't want to feel this way. I don't want to be angry all the time.

Kayla: Well, then, why don't you let go of what you can't control? Instead of focusing on what gwen does or doesn't do, do what is best for you and chad and your family.

Abigail: How do I even start that?

Kayla: Go home. Tell chad how much you love him and how badly you are hurting. Be brutally honest. And I think if you trust your love, you'll find a way to heal.

Gwen: Thank you for your kindness. I know it's unfair of me to just come here and bare my soul to you, with what's ahead and given that I know that my choice is not going to make everybody's life easy.

[Sighs] You've gone quiet again.

Chad: What is there to say? Yes, your choice is going to have an effect on all of us, profoundly. But... it is your choice to make.

Gwen: Yes. Yes, it is. But I want to be clear. Chad, I do not want to cause you anymore grief. So I do not want you to feel responsible for this child, nor do I expect you to be a part of his or her life.

Chad: Well, regardless of what you expect or want... that will not be possible.

Chanel: What makes you think I don't want to be married to xander? Of course. My mother sent you.

Lani: Chanel, she's worried about you, about this mistake that you made. I'm worried about you.

Chanel: My mom was very clear that I'm a grown woman, and I need to be responsible for my own choices. So I've made my choice, and my mother and everyone else needs to respect that.

Lani: Okay, chanel, I get it. You're freaked out. Your mother cut you off for the first time, and you're on your own, and I can't imagine how scary that is for you. But, chanel, you are so strong. You are smart, and you have a great foundation to go out there and do whatever you want, create the life you want to live, and you don't need no man or your mother to help you do that.

Chanel: Maybe you're right.

Ciara: I, um, I understand your reservations, theo. I do, and, of course I don't want to hurt you. I certainly don't want to get hurt either. That is why I am done with ben weston, a maniac who has convinced everyone that he is charming and changed and better now when, in reality, he just tried to inject me with a syringe filled with drugs in my sleep. Does that sound sane to you?

Theo: No.

Ciara: No. He scared me, theo, and I am through with being scared. So why would I ever go back to a man like him? Especially when... the kindest, sweetest, most amazing man I know is sitting right in front of me, a man who is always there for me, a man who always makes me feel safe.

Theo: You are just as stubborn and determined... beautiful... as when we were kids. But this is, um--

Ciara: Complicated? Yeah, totally get that. Um, but I'm not saying that we should just jump right into a relationship. How about we just be us and see where things go? What do you think about that?

Claire: You do realize that ciara also hates me now? She screamed that she never wanted to see me again.

Ben: Because she doesn't know the truth, claire.

Claire: Her truth right now is that I am a horrible person. And so are you. And, ben, it's pretty obvious that the more we push her, the more upset she gets. So, please, I'm telling you, and I know you don't want to hear this right now, but we need to back off.

Ben: I can't do that.

Claire: Ben, you have to do that, please. Please? Look, she--she's going to be out of hospital in a couple of days. Okay? She's going to be home with her family and her friends, and there are going to be reminders everywhere of what you two had. And once that happens, she's going to remember everything. I know it. She's gonna come back to you.

Ben: And what if theo gets in the way?

Claire: I-I'll talk to him, okay? I'll talk to him, and I'll tell him that he needs to give ciara space, and that you're gonna do the same. You will do that, though, right?

Ben: All right. I'll give her some space, but first I need to apologize--

Claire: No, ben! Stop!

Ben: One word, one thing I'm going to say to her. An apology and that is it, I swear to you.

Claire: Okay. Okay, good. You're doing the right thing.

Ben: I hope so.

[Somber music]

[Phone beeps]

[Line trilling]

Theo: Hey, claire. What's going on?

Claire: Can you come by? I need to talk to you.

Chad: As much as I would love for all of this to...

[Sighs] Just go away... I respect your decision, your body, your choice, and I accept the responsibilities of parenting him or her. I will always do my best to make sure that he or she is welcome in my life and in my family's life.

Abigail: So... I know that you're pregnant, and I know that you're keeping the baby. It's my 5:52 woke-up-like-this migraine medicine.

Abigail: And if you're wondering how I know, I went and I spoke to my aunt kayla, and I could tell by the look on her face the test you took at the hospital confirmed your pregnancy. And of course you're going to keep it, you know? How could you resist having my husband's child?

Gwen: Abigail.

Abigail: I mean, whatever happened to making amends, gwen? Do you want to have a relationship with our father? Do you want to make peace with me or is that all just a lie? The tears and the tremble in your voice, you know, and our father bought it all. Even I wanted to believe you. And I should have known! I should have known! Of course! You're going to keep this kid, and you're gonna use it. You're gonna use it to remind me of all of the things that you've taken from me.

Chad: Abby, no. That's not the way it is.

Chanel: I know I screwed up. All right? I never should have married xander, but I learned my lesson. I need to focus on what I want, the life I want, and make it happen whatever it takes.

Lani: Exactly. And, chanel, I know that whatever you put your mind to, you are going to make it happen, starting with getting this divorce.

Chanel: There's only one problem. I already told xander I want a divorce, and he wants money. No payout, no divorce.

Lani: That's the xander we all love and admire.

Chanel: Except I don't have any money, and there's no way I'm crawling back to my mom, admitting she was right and asking her to pay for another one of my mistakes.

Lani: Well, um... I could ask her.

Chanel: Oh, my god. Would you?

Lani: Anything that I can do to help you stand on your two feet.

Chanel: You're the best. Thank you!

Lani: Uh, so exactly how much does xander want?

Claire: Thank you for coming.

Theo: I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's arrest. You doing okay?

Claire: Yeah, okay enough, because I know that she's innocent, and my dad is all over getting the charges dropped so--

Theo: Well, if anyone can make that happen, it's your dad. So what's going on? Why did you want to see me?

Claire: Theo, we need to talk about ciara.

[Tense music]

Ciara: [Sighs happily]

[Door opens]

[Whispering] Oh, god.

Not everybody wants the same thing.

Paulina: Oh, so did you talk to chanel?

Lani: I did, and she agreed to divorce xander.

Paulina: Oh! Thank the good lord!

Lani: But, uh, he wants a payout.

Paulina: [Scoffs] I'm not a bit surprised. But, hey, hey, if it keeps that neanderthal away from my daughter, the sky is the limit. Okay, so how much does my soon-to-be ex-son-in-law want?

Ten million.

Xander: Ten million dollars? You told lani that's how much I wanted to divorce you?

Chanel: Genius, right?

Xander: So five mil for you, fivefor me.

Chanel: You are a math whiz, soon-to-be ex-hubby. And since I married you for richer and richer, if all goes according to plan, that's exactly what we'll both be.

Abigail: That's not the way it is? Well, then, how the hell is it, chad?

Chad: Listen, gwen explained to me why she's having the baby, and it's not about hurting you.

Abigail: Oh, my god! You and my dad, you're both always defending her. You're always believing her. What is the matter with you? What other reason could it possibly be?

Gwen: Abigail, I--

Abigail: Don't! Do not! You came to salem to ruin my life. Congratulations. You've done it.

[Dramatic music]

Ben: You don't need to call security. I'm gonna say one thing, then I'm gonna go. I'm sorry about trying to inject you with that drug without your consent. It was wrong, and from now on, I'm going to stay away. I'm gonna give you all the time you need to get your memory back... because I know once that happens, you and I are gonna be together again.

Ciara: Wait.

Ben: What?

Ciara: I'm not gonna come back to you, ben. We're never gonna be together again... because I'm leaving salem.

[Tense music]

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