Days of Our Lives Transcript Tuesday 7/6/21
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Episode #14057 ~ Ben tries to get through to Ciara. Paulina opens up to Abe about her traumatic past. Allie comforts an upset Chanel. Lani reels from Paulina's deception.
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[Light lullaby music]
Nicole: Hey. Did your shower make you feel better?
Allie: Well, I'm cleaner. Still can't shake the feeling of swimming in the lake with tripp's boss's body.
Nicole: Yeah, that's, uh-- that's gonna take some time.
Nicole: Not the best 4th of july, right?
Allie: No. Had to be worse for tripp though. I mean, eli's treating him like a suspect.
Nicole: Poor guy.
Allie: Yeah, I think he's gonna come over. I hope that's okay.
Nicole: Yeah, of course.
Allie: Okay, thanks.
[Knocking on door] Oh, that might be him.
Allie: Hey, hey. What's wrong?
Chanel: [Sobs] Everything!
Abe: I can't believe you did this. You plan to demolish the square during eli and lani's anniversary party. And you planned it that way so no one could stop you.
Paulina: Well, I already told you, it's just easier for me to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Abe: You will get neither from me. Not that it matters to you.
Paulina: Don't say that.
Abe: You played me, paulina. And I hope it was worth it.
Lani: I get you being worried about ciara. But I know ben better than you do, and he would never ever hurt ciara, theo.
Theo: But that's not true. I've seen him hurt her.
Lani: What? When?
Theo: Right before ciara and I left for johannesburg, he snuck up on her and tried to inject her with this crazy man's memory serum. She didn't even see him coming.
Lani: Oh, my god. He--wait, he didn't actually inject her, did he?
Theo: Only because I managed to get the needle out of his hand.
Lani: He is--he's desperate for her to get her memory back, but...
Theo: But what? You're scared now, right? Wondering what else he would do to try to get her back, just like I am.
Ciara: I'm out of here.
Ben: Wait, wait.
Ciara: Stop, ben. No more of this, okay?
Ben: Wait. Fortune cookies and lo mein. No?
Ben: "Alice in wonderland?" Wedding pictures? "Through the looking glass?"
Ciara: Oh, god. Ben, what is this? Some freaky little shrine of our love?
Ben: This and these things are your favorite things. They're our favorite things. This is our life together.
Ciara: Okay. Look, I'm getting out of here. Get out of my way, ben. What is that? What are you doing?
Ben: I'm sorry. I cannot let you go.
Ciara: [Scoffs] I'm not your prisoner, ben.
Ben: I can't let you go. Not right now. Not ever.
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the "days of our lives."
Ciara: Hm. So you're locking me in here? What, do you have a necktie handy to strangle me with?
Ben: Ciara, I will never hurt you.
Ciara: You'll never hurt me? You are hurting me right now. And you wonder why I don't wanna stay married to you. You are just like the rest of them. You are no different than rhodes or vincent or evan. I mean, don't you know what I have already gone through? Can't you just leave me alone, ben?
Ben: Stop, stop, stop, stop!
Ciara: What, what, what? Screw you!
Ben: You just said you didn't remember that. You remember now, don't you?
Lani: I'm worried how frustrated ben must be at the idea of losing ciara, but. Theo, I really don't think he would hurt her.
Theo: He's not right in the head, lani. I just wish people around here would face that.
Lani: Hey. How are julie and doug?
Eli: I asked them if they wanted me to drive them home, but they said no. They're really sorry, but they can't celebrate our anniversary.
Lani: Hm. Well, after everything that has happened today, nobody feels like celebrating anything.
Allie: Hey, hey. Here, come in, come in. Tell me what happened.
Nicole: Is it okay that I'm here?
Allie: Yeah, um, this is my aunt nicole. This is my friend chanel.
Nicole: Oh, honey. It's nice to meet you.
Chanel: Same here.
Nicole: Here you go.
Allie: Come on over to the couch.
Chanel: You know that job I offered you?
Chanel: It's not gonna happen.
Allie: Did somebody say you can't hire me?
Chanel: No. There's not gonna be any bakery. Sweet bits is canceled.
Paulina: I really do care about you, abe. I hated doing that to you.
Abe: Then why? Why in god's name did you do it?
Paulina: Well... when I set my eyes on this prime piece of real estate, well, it was like opportunity came knocking at my door. I had been looking for a place to build price town for years! And salem was it. Close to chicago, but not too close. Metro, but room to grow. No competing properties within 30 miles. And... most important, it gave me a chance to get close to my precious niece and those beautiful babies.
Abe: You do know that lani wants nothing to do with you?
Paulina: Well, I'm praying that someday, she'll understand.
Abe: Don't hold your breath.
Paulina: Well, like I said, it was just a business deal at first. You do whatever you have to do, say whatever you have to say, just anything to get the deal done. So I knew that I had to get you to change the zoning in the square, or I wouldn't get a building permit and obviously, you know, "I want to tear down the centerpiece of y'all's town." That wasn't a smart thing to lead with, so but...
Abe: You played on my guilt. You accused me of not doing enough to support our community.
Paulina: I thought of it as appealing to your sense of decency.
Abe: What the hell do you know about decency?
Paulina: [Laughs] I could see right off that you were a good man, someone who would do the right thing.
Abe: And you're doing just the opposite. I order my groceries online now.
Allie: Why is sweet bits canceled?
Chanel: It's going to take a while to explain.
Nicole: Um, I'm gonna go pick up holly from her friend'S.
Nicole: I'm so sorry, chanel.
Chanel: Thank you.
Allie: Whatever's going on, I mean, can't your mom do something to help?
Chanel: No, she can'T. Because this is all her fault.
Allie: I don't understand.
Chanel: She didn't come to salem to build up new businesses. She wants to tear down the horton town square.
Paulina: I just knew that once price town became a reality, it would be a winning proposition all around. For salem, for my employees.
Abe: For you.
Paulina: And you.
Abe: You think-- you think you know me better than I know myself.
Paulina: Well, yeah.
Abe: Don't you see the arrogance in that?
Paulina: What I didn't see was how important this square is to eli and his family. And I was in miami when you came up with that idea to subsidize all the rent for the small businesses.
Abe: Businesses that you knew would never be a reality.
Paulina: And that added a whole new wrinkle.
Abe: Which got in the way of your...your big plans.
Paulina: And then--then it got personal when chanel set her sights on opening a bakery. Oh-ooh. I just got in deeper and deeper. And then chanel, she started telling me about all her new plans she had for the bakery. Because I know--I know she wanted to make me proud. And I was. Her ideas, they were good. You know she even got julie to give her the recipe for alice horton's doughnuts. Well, that--that just was like a knife through my heart.
Abe: Didn't it ever occur to you that your daughter is more important than your... your project.
Paulina: No. Things were already in motion. I couldn't just grind them to a halt. I had already gotten financing. I'd hired vendors. I'd gotten contracts drawn up. I would've lost thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Abe: So what?
Paulina: So what?
Abe: You're always claiming to be a multimillionaire. Surely you could have afforded to ride off this loss. Or is that... is that not true? Are you so desperate for money that you would betray the people that you claim to care the most for?
Eli: That's a little better. Doug said he'll take it to the repair shop to get fixed tomorrow.
Lani: You know, I really thought dad would be back by now. I wonder what's going on at the square. Hey. Can they stop the demolition?
Eli: We're gonna find out.
Theo: I thought ciara would be back here too. I'm gonna go see what's going on.
Lani: Hey, wait, wait, hey. Everything's gonna be okay. I'm sure of it.
Theo: I wish I was. Happy anniversary, you guys.
Eli: Hey, and thank you for coming all this way to be with us.
Lani: Theo, I love you.
Theo: I love you too.
[Tense piano music]
Eli: What was that all about? Ciara?
Lani: Yep. Theo is worried about his fiancÚ being left alone with ben weston.
Eli: Ciara is his fiancÚ? Since when?
Ciara: Don't you dare tell me what I do and do not remember.
Ben: You just rattled off their names. You said vincent, rhodes, and evan.
Ciara: Yeah, I did because theo and my mother told me what they did to me. I lost my memory because of those bastards. And I still haven't gotten it back. I know what happened like I read it in a history book. But I don't actually remember what happened, and I'm glad.
Ben: Well after what you heard about evan and rhodes and after what you heard about me, I get why you're afraid.
Ciara: You do?
Ben: I even partially get why you'd wanna move to the other side of the world so you wouldn't be left alone with me. Or maybe hear something that would remind you of loving me. But I'm not like them. I'm gonna prove it to you.
You're free to go. You can leave whenever you want to.
Ciara: You serious?
Ben: I'm very serious. I just think you'd be making the biggest mistake of your life. That's all. People everywhere living with type 2 diabetes
Allie: So your mom knew there was never going to be a bakery?
Chanel: Or anything else expect a big-box store with her name plastered all over it.
Allie: In the middle of the square?
Chanel: There isn't going to be a square. She wants to tear it down.
Allie: But what about what you told me about her wanting to help small business owners?
Chanel: It was bull. It was a lie she told mayor carver so he'd smooth the way for her big project.
Allie: I can't believe it. I just--I can't believe it.
Chanel: I hate her for what she did to me. But I've learned a thing or two about getting back at miss paulina. But what I will never forgive her for is what she did to you.
Paulina: I'm not broke, if that's what you're thinking. And I never will be. Not again.
Abe: What does that mean?
Paulina: It's not easy to talk about. When I was just starting out, I didn't have two dimes to rub together. Mm-mm. And I met this man. He was older; he had money. Lots of it. And I started going around with him, hanging out with him, and he started buying me things: Clothing, designer jewelry, all kinds of things. And I couldn't believe my luck!
[Sighs] And then one day, oh, I made a mistake. I started looking at another man when he was around, and ooh boy, did I learn. I leaned right then and there that all those things that he was giving me, they came with a price tag.
Abe: I'm sure he was the jealous type.
Paulina: [Chuckles] Worse than that. Mm-mm. He cut me off from my family, from my friends, so that I didn't have anybody else but him. And if I even complained or even looked sad, he would make me pay.
Abe: I'm so sorry.
Paulina: Yeah, me too.
Abe: Is... is he chanel's father?
Paulina: Oh, no. Oh, thank god no. This was years, years before chanel was even born.
[Sighs] I was so beaten down. I--I had nothing. He had all the power. I--I--I'd cover up my bruises with makeup. I'd tell the doctor that was wiring my jaw shut that I had walked into a door. I was telling my mother that everything was fine and dandy. Well, then I said, you know what? I'm gonna make an escape plan. So I started stealing money from him, one, maybe 20 at a time until I had enough to get out of there. And when I got out of that situation, when I got out of there, I promised myself that I would never ever be in that situation again. I'd get my own money. I'd be my own woman. And I would never ever be beholden to any man ever again.
Lani: Theo didn't tell anyone he and ciara are engaged because he wanted to announce it at our party.
Eli: Okay, so theo ran off to make sure ben's not doing anything crazy with ciara. Your dad is making sure paulina isn't blowing up the square. And doug and julie threw in the towel and went home.
Lani: And god knows what is happening with chanel's plans to open up a bakery.
Eli: Mm. It's some great idea I had to throw a surprise anniversary party. Yeah, it was a surprise, all right.
Lani: [Chuckles] Yeah. But I am still glad that I got to marry you a year ago today. And that we made two beautiful babies.
[Light, romantic music]
Bless their little hearts. They have slept through the entire party and all of the excitement.
Eli: Yeah, well, listen. I have had enough excitement for tonight. You remember all that talk I was speaking on about having a nice, quiet, comfortable night at home? It's sounding better and better.
Lani: It is to me too. So how about I go get our little babies?
Lani: And hopefully I don't wake them up.
Eli: Fingers crossed.
Ciara: You're letting me go? What's the catch?
Ben: There's no catch. You can go. But I am still never giving up on you because I never have. Ciara, when I found you after you crashed your motorcycle, and I took you back to that cabin, I took care of you. I nursed you back to health. When everybody in this town thought that vincent had killed you, I never gave up on you. I found you. I saved you. And I will never ever forget that day. Bursting into that room, and pulling back that curtain, and seeing that wall that he was keeping you behind broken and shattered from an explosion. Smoke and debris filling the room, and you nowhere to be found. My heart practically stopped, ciara. But I dug through the rubble. I dug through the rubble, and I called out for you because I knew it was my job to find you. And I couldn't find you. And I practically was going nuts. But I kept digging. And I dug through the rubble, and I dug through the roof and the mess of this entire place, and I called out your name.
[Ben breathing heavily] Ciara! Oh, god. Ciara. Ah. Come here, love. Oh, god. Oh, god. @What is it? You remember something. Ciara, you remember something, don't you? You remember something, don't you?
Theo: Hey! You leave her the hell alone!
Chanel: It's okay, theo. It's okay.
Theo: What'd I walk in on?
Ben: I was just telling ciara about how I rescued her. More importantly, I just saw her remember something because I saw it in her eyes.
Theo: You see what you wanna see.
Ciara: I don't remember being rescued. I was unconscious for that.
Ciara: My last memories start when I was in the hospital. I have told you that a million times.
[Exhales] There's still time to make it to the fireworks if we leave right now.
Theo: What about the divorce papers?
Ciara: Oh, the divorce papers. He tore them up.
Ciara: Yeah, he doesn't think that I'm capable of making my own decisions.
Ben: Yeah, I'm not gonna be signing these divorce papers, but that's not why. I know you are capable of making your own decisions. I actually know that better than anybody. But the thing is you're missing information, ciara. Because you don't remember us. You don't remember the love that we had for each other. But the thing is it may not be here right now, but it's definitely right there still. And I am more convinced of that now today more than ever.
Ciara: I'm just gonna have to take him to court. But let's go.
Theo: Sounds good.
Ben: Hey, theo. I know how she gets. And she's not gonna hear me out, but, um, maybe you will.
Chanel: You should have heard me going on and on to my mom about the bakery. I was going to prove I wasn't just some party girl. I have drive and ambition just like she does. I was so stupid.
Allie: Hey. You were not stupid, okay? You believed your mom. You trusted her. I have been there with my mom so many times.
Chanel: I keep thinking about all the time you wasted helping me plan the opening. You could've been looking for a real job.
Allie: It was not a waste of time. Hey, forget your mom. We can still do this bakery. You can do it on your own.
Chanel: How? I don't have a dime in my own name. I could only think about starting a bakery because I thought the city would help me pay part of the rent.
Allie: So we will get loans. We will make doughnuts right here in nicole's kitchen. Hey, we're gonna figure it out.
Chanel: Seems like you don't hate me. Dupree, how could I hate you? You're my best friend.
Abe: Well, if you never wanted to be beholden to any man, how'd you end up with chanel?
Paulina: [Laughs] Her daddy was different. George.
[Chuckles] He didn't have any money. God rest his soul. But he was a good man. He was decent, kind. We built a family together. And I built a business from the ground up.
Abe: So you were the breadwinner?
Paulina: And I didn't mind that at all. I thought as long as I had money, the three of us, we would be safe.
[Sighs] Money, to me, was like a--a warm rock. I could just lay my hands on it whenever--whenever bad things happen like losing george.
[Sighs] That was--that was the worst that happened. So... so I never said no to another opportunity to make more. And when I saw--when I saw the square, I just went into overdrive. I thought I'll do whatever I have to do. I never--never ever dreamed that chanel, she'd get all tangled up in my big plans. And--[Sighs] And I conveniently forgot about the fact that lani's husband, eli, is a horton. Sure as hell didn't count on falling for you. So with your home & auto bundle,
Ben: I was just telling ciara what it was like when she was missing, how everybody in this town thought she was dead except for hope and I. And even hope thought she might be. But I knew in my soul that she was alive because I could feel her. I could see her.
Theo: So what? You're psychic?
Ben: No. That's the kind of connection ciara and I have. It's that strong. Now I know you two have been buddies since you were little tots and all, and I'm trying to respect that, but the thing is she only said yes to you when you proposed to her because she doesn't remember me; she doesn't remember our love.
Theo: So what? She's just using me?
Ciara: No, no, no. That is not--look, hey. Can you please just stop talking about me like I am not in the room right here?
Ben: You're trying to convince yourself that you're moving on. You're trying to convince everybody else that too. She's starting to remember, man. Okay? It's gonna keep on happening. It's gonna keep on happening. I know it. And sooner the later...
[Sighs] You seem like a nice guy. I don't wanna see you get hurt.
Ciara: Wow. Well, if that isn't the most condescending thing I've ever heard in my life. I love theo.
Ben: You love theo like you love puppies. That's not how you love me. And even if you don't remember that love, you will because it's still there. Ciara, it is still there. And a little part of you is feeling it right now. Tell me I'm wrong.
Lani: This is the check aunt paulina gave us for the kids' college tuition. I don't want her dirty money.
Eli: I'm sorry, okay? I know how much you loved her.
Lani: [Sighs] She was like my fairy godmother when I was a kid.
[Scoffs] But now I just-- I see her for what she really is: Sneaky and greedy and just thinking about herself.
Eli: Okay. All right, all right. Look, baby, I know you're upset. All right, but just take a breath and relax.
Lani: You know what gets me? Is how could she do this to my dad. I really thought she liked him.
Eli: So did I.
Lani: But she played him.
[Scoffs] I really hope he never talks to her again.
Abe: That's a very moving story. The trouble is that I don't know if a word of it's true.
Paulina: I wouldn't make that up.
Abe: Oh, it sounded just as sincere when you said that I wasn't doing enough to help black business owners. You weren't honest with me. Or lani. Or chanel. Ever since you--you laid eyes on this square.
Paulina: I have been honest about the way I feel about all three of you. And I will get up in front of any judge, and I will swear that the story that I just told you is true.
Abe: You think that justifies what you did here today?
Paulina: Well, no, I'm not trying to make any excuses, abe. I'm just trying to explain who I am.
Abe: So how does--how does chanel explain to allie that their dream of a bakery is gone? How does lani explain to her in-laws that this memorial to tom and alice will face the wrecking ball? How do I... how do I explain to my constituents that I was conned by a scam artist?
Paulina: Oh, no, abe--
Abe: No, please, just let me finish. I've been going around promoting this project and all the good that it would do for our community. I'm humiliated now. And it's all because of you.
I can't--[Scoffs] I have nothing left to say.
Paulina: [Scoffs] Oh, um, abe? Abe, what--what about us?
Of course you've seen
Abe: What about us? Did you not hear me say there is no us? And this--this project that you're so proud of is never going to see the light of day. I have some influence in this town. And I am going to move heaven and earth to stop you.
Paulina: Well can't, you know, let's just go back to my place, abe. Let's just go and talk about this; can't we talk about--
Abe: This is one sale that you are not going to make! I agree with lani. I wish to hell you'd never set foot in salem.
Paulina: Abe! Abe!
Eli: Look, you remember all the obstacles we had to overcome on our wedding day. One year ago, we, in front of our friends and family, said our vows, we jumped the broom. And now we have a beautiful son and a beautiful daughter. We have a happy family. Don't let aunt paulina ruin this for you. Okay?
Eli: I love you.
Lani: I love you too.
Eli: Happy anniversary.
Lani: Happy anniversary.
Chanel: I should go. I just realized--go where? I--I'm not staying with my mom, and I can't stay with eli and lani. It's their anniversary.
Allie: Okay. So you'll stay here.
Chanel: Are you sure? What would your aunt and uncle say? She just me for the first time.
Allie: She's cool. It'll be completely fine. I promise. Ooh, okay. I'll make cosmos, and we can sit and we can watch the fireworks on tv, and we'll celebrate your independence.
Chanel: If you're sure.
Allie: I'm sure.
Ciara: You love a girl that I don't remember being. It's over.
Ben: Don't rush into this marriage, theo.
Ciara: Rush? We're not rushing into anything. Theo and I have known each other all of our lives. I don't even remember meeting you. You told me I could leave whenever I wanted. Theo and I are leaving. I'll see you in court. Come on.
[Dark acoustic music]
All the words you spoke just like a flame burning dry I see the way your eyes see through into mine into mine into mine into mine how could I be could I be so blind? How could I be could I be so blind? I see the way you move just like the wind blowing by and with a loveless face oh, I fall every time every time every time every time how could I be could I be so blind? How could I be could I be so blind? How could I be could I be so blind? How could I be could I be so blind? Blind
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