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Director: Steven Williford
Scriptwriter: Jeanne Marie Ford


Segment 1: Nicole - What is it you think I've been lying to you about? Eric - You never explained the need to pack up and leave town. Nicole - You seriously don't know, do you? Before Eric can say anything Rafe comes in. He needs to get both of their statements about the attempted robbery. He finally looks up. Sorry, am I interrupting something? Eric - Yes. Nicole - No.

Marlena walks up to the nurses station where Kate is and says Hi. Kate asks if she's here to see Gabi. Marlena - Yes, how is she? Kate - The nurse says she's resting comfortably. Marlena - Good and no more contractions. Kate - No. Sami hasn't been here to work her special blend of black magic so ... I guess that wasn't necessary, was it? Marlena - No, maybe not. Kate - Look at us, proud great-grandma's to be. Who would have thought that! Marlena - Yipes! Kate - Are you alright? Marlena - I've had better days; no, I've actually had better weeks. Wait, I've actually had better months. Kate - I am so sorry to hear that. Marlena - Thanks Kate. It will get better. It just has to, doesn't it?

Kristen - There's only one other person who knows what I'm about to tell you and that would be my father. Brady - Are you sure you want me to hear it? Kristen - No, I'm not. I actually never thought I'd share this with you. If you don't want to hear it, I understand but if you do choose to stay and hear what I have to say I hope you believe me when I tell you that the lies I told were never about you. It was all about me, the things I've done, the things that were done to me ... things I have to pay for forever.

Abby is surprised to see Jen in the living room. I thought you were at work. Jen decided to work at home. Sometimes I work better without interruptions. Abby - Is that a hint? Jen - No, you are the highlight of my day. Abby - You're working from home because you're avoiding Daniel, right? What happened? Jen - Last night I really thought I did the right thing. I gave Daniel an ultimatum but he hasn't answered me back and I'm really afraid that I pushed him away for good. He said we would speak today which is why I didn't want to press for an answer the second he got to work. Abby - Which is why you are here. Jen - Yeah, but I didn't expect to hear nothing. Abby - You don't have to sit and wait for the phone to ring. Call him. Jen - No. I left the ball in his court and after everything that happened last night he has to know that his silence is just speaking volumes right now.

Chloe lets Dan into his apt. She wasn't expecting him this early. The nanny interview isn't until 11:15. Dan knows. Am I interrupting something? Chloe - No, it's your apt. You can come and go as you please and if you ever get tired of living out of a suitcase ... Dan - The hotel is fine. Chloe is going to get Parker but Dan tells her to wait. He has something to say that he can't say in front of Parker. Chloe - What's that? Dan - Read my lips. Lay off Jennifer. Chloe - I don't understand. Dan - Do you need me to say it one more time. Chloe - No. I just don't know where this is coming from. Dan - Honestly? How naive do you think I am? Chloe - I don't know what Jennifer said to you but there's obviously been some terrible misunderstanding. Dan - No. The problem isn't a misunderstanding, the problem is you.


Segment 2: Abby - You can't second guess yourself. How much are you supposed to put up with? Daniel knows what an evil woman Chloe has been to him and to you. Jen - I asked him to cut off all contact with Chloe. Abby - Good for you. Jen - No it's not. I don't ever want to stand in the way of Daniel's relationship with his son so when I think about it, I think it's cruel that I asked him to raise his son in a world where his parents don't even speak to each other. Abby - That's better than a world where his parent's are throwing things at each other. What would be cruel is to let Chloe break Daniel's heart and yours. And that poor little boy of hers because she's using him as a pawn in her little game. You're doing the right thing. One thing I learned recently is that you have to stand up to people like Chloe otherwise they'll walk all over you every chance they get.

Chloe - Are you saying that my being here with your son is a problem for you? Dan - No, I love having Parker. I'd do anything for him, you know that. Chloe - Then what do you want me to do? Disappear? Dan - I want you to stop playing mind games with Jennifer. Chloe - What did I do? What did Jennifer tell you? Dan - It doesn't matter what Jennifer told me. I just want your word, for what little it's worth, that Jennifer doesn't have to worry about you. Chloe - Why are you being like this? Do you hate me? Dan - I don't hate you but I'm done tip-toeing around this. I want you to tell me what you really want.

Kristen - When I left Salem everyone thought I had died. I bet my funeral was the biggest party this town has ever seen. I think as years went by though word got out that I was alive in Europe; I hadn't really died. I can't tell you how many times I wish I had. Brady - You said you were hiding out on an island. That doesn't sound that bad to me. Kristen - I was being held prisoner and ... horrible things were done to me. I can't talk about it right now. What made it even worse if that's even possible, is that I brought it on myself. Every person that ever cared about me, I alienated them all. Do you know what's worse than being hated? It's being completely forgotten. Brady - You're definitely not forgotten now. What happened? Did you escape? Kristen - No, someone set me free but I had to pay a price. I had to pay a huge price.

Marlena - I just can't push Brady too hard. Deep down he loves his family and he's having a really hard time walking away from us. So we just have to be patient. Kate - If there's anything I can do, and I mean that! I had to suffer through that smug bitch delivering Stefano's divorce papers. So personally I would like to see Brady leave Kristen's heart in a bloody pulp on the floor. Marlena - Wow! That sounds vindicative. I like that! Kate laughs. Marlena - How are you? Kate - I'm good. Marlena - Yes you are. You're more than good, you're fabulous. You want to have coffee and tell me your secret.

Rafe - Sorry if this is a bad time but it kind of can't wait. Eric - I've already told Dad everything he needs. Rafe - I'm afraid not; bureaucracy at it's finest. Eric - Bottom line, Kevin does not need to be dumped into the system. Rafe - Kevin. You're on a first name basis with the guy who mugged you! Eric - I gave him my word that I would get him everything he needs from treatment or a halfway house. Rafe - Actually that's up to the judge and jury so ... Eric - Not if I don't press charges. Rafe - Seriously. Nicole - Do you think you could be a little less perfect. Eric - What? Nicole - You heard me. Eric - We were talking about this. Nicole - No, you were talking about this. That guy could have killed us both and now what, he's your best friend? Eric - Of course not but ... Nicole - Then could you at least try to be a little more normal for a change. Eric - Meaning what? Nicole - Human! Regular person. Eric - I'm not human now? I thought you understood. This is my vocation. This is who I am now. Nicole - Believe me, that is abundantly clear.


Segment 3: Nicole - Well if Eric doesn't want to press charges I have no problem giving a statement. I'll give you everything you need. Eric - We were talking about something important, let's finish. Nicole - This is important. Kevin probably has a rap sheet 10 miles long and if he ends up on the streets again how much do you want to bet he'll be knocking on your door again and your head. Did I say bet? Oh God, another sin. Rafe - I hope not. My aunt plays Bingo every Thursday night at church. Nicole - Maybe God holds Eric to a higher standard. Eric - No, He doesn't. Nicole - He holds everyone to a higher standard than me. Let's go Rafe. Rafe - Okay. Listen if you change your mind ... he hands his card to Eric.

Brady hands Kristen a box of tissue. What price did you pay? Kristen - One day I got a visitor. It was Stefano. Brady - You said he disowned you. Kristen - Yeah, he did. Apparently he felt sorry for me. Brady - Tell me what happened. Kristen - I was so desperate to get out of there ... I was so desperate to get away from those people and I was grateful ... I would have done anything and I did. I made a pact with the devil.

Abby - I know that with everything that's happened this past year it's easy to tell yourself that you don't deserve to be happy but that's not true. Jen - You're so sweet. I love you more than you know and you deserve to be happy too. Are you feeling good about seeing Cameron again? Abby - Yeah I am. Just waiting for the phone to ring but I'm not sure it will. Jen - If he doesn't call you it's his loss. Abby - Daniel is going to call Mom. I bet he's laying down the law with Chloe as we speak.

Chloe - I don't know what you want me to say. I thought we already had this conversation. Dan - We sure have but what I want from you is the truth this time. I thought we had things settled between us. Chloe - So did I. Let me ask you this, what am I supposed to want? Dan - I hope you want what's best for Parker. Chloe - Of course I do. Dan - Than stop messing with Jennifer's head. Do you understand? Because if you don't Parker is the one who's going to get hurt.


Segment 4: Abe comes to the rectory to see Eric. Your mom tells me they caught the guy who attacked you. Eric - Yeah, hopefully he'll get the help he needs. Abe - I'm sure your Dad will do whatever he can. So what I can do for you? Eric - Everything that happened these past few days got me thinking. I've got a little project in mind and I need someone who's got a little pull to make it happen, like you. Abe chuckles - Me? You know I'm the ex-mayor. You need real pull. How about your Dad? Eric - No, I can't take this to him. He'll hate it.

Rafe and Nicole are at Common Grounds. Nicole is telling Rafe how Eric talked the guy down. Rafe - So why are you so upset? Nicole - Why are you even asking me that? Eric wants this guy back on the streets. Why does he have to be such a damn saint! Rafe - I understand. I've got a job to do here too. But on the other hand, Eric is making a stand; standing up for his fellow man. You kind of have to admire that, don't you? Nicole - I'm sorry, maybe I'm still wound up from staring death and stupidity in the face. Speaking of which, I need to splash a little water on my face. Excuse me. Rafe calls Kate. She's right next to him. She answers her phone - Hello Rafe.

Chloe - What do you mean Parker is going to get hurt? What did Jennifer say to you? Dan - I am not going to have ... Chloe's phone rings. Dan goes to see Parker while she takes the call. Chloe tells Dan the nanny agency had to postpone the interview. Dan has to get going. Chloe - Seriously, we were in the middle of a conversation ... Dan - I said what I needed to say and you know what you need to do. He leaves. Chloe complains to Parker that his Daddy is so mixed up because he's listening to that witch. I've got to figure out what she told him. Don't you worry, you and your mommy and your daddy are going to live happily ever after, I promise.

Kristen - My father bought and paid for my freedom and I went from being in hell to being in a five star hotel in Paris. And I saw a therapist every day trying to learn how to cope with all the things I had done and all the things that had been done to me. Suddenly one day I was a different person. I was able to go out in the world. Nobody knew me, nobody knew my past. I felt free. I never thought I would have to show my face in this town again. Brady - Why did you? Kristen - Because my father summoned me and he said he wanted to collect on my debt. He said I had to live up to my end of the bargain. He wanted me here so I could help him rebuild the DiMera family now that Lexie is gone. But my first few weeks back all I wanted to do was scream and run away but I couldn't. I was just trapped and then the most amazing thing happened to me ... you happened to me. I never in a million years thought something as wonderful as you would come out of this deal I made with my father. So you see you're in my life because of him and I could lose you because of him. He wants me in that house and I owe him. That's why I lied. Brady - I see. Kristen - Even if I did manage to do all the things he wants me to do without pushing you away it's always going to be something else. Because the one thing I know about Stefano is that you can't trust him. Brady - No you can't trust him. Kristen - I know but that's why I have always felt alone. I feel that I can't trust anybody. She cries. Brady holds her. Me. You can trust me.


Segment 5: Chloe opens the door to Anne. Thank you for getting here so quickly. Anne - What's the big emergency? Chloe wants her to look after Parker. Anne - Babysitting? I gave up reading the riot act to Jen's lackeys for this! Chloe - If you want Jen's head on that chopping block then this is important. That witch said something to Daniel to turn him against me. Anne - How dare she! Chloe - I know and I have to figure out what she said to him. Anne - Good luck getting anything out of Mary Poppins. She might be stupid but she knows how to keep those lips locked with that pretentious little smile. Chloe - I've seen that smile on her equally not-so-bright, judgemental daughter who I think has inside info and I have the perfect way to get it out of her. She takes off.

Jen hears a knock on her door. Hi honey, did you forget your keys? It's Daniel. She invites him in. He didn't mean to keep her waiting. Jen wanted to tell him ... Dan goes first. He was up all night thinking about what she said. After his morning rounds he and Chloe were supposed to be interviewing nanny candidates but the agency cancelled. It was probably for the best; it gave us a chance to talk. I totally understand why you want me to cut Chloe out of my life and I know this isn't going to be what you want to hear, but I can't do that.

Kate sits at Rafe's table. Great minds ... I was going to call you and here you are. Rafe - Here I am. I was just calling you to let you know that Gabi and the baby are okay. Kate - Oh well, I actually was already there. Rafe - So why were you calling me. Kate leans forward - Well ... Nicole returns. Rafe, what's going on here.

Abby walks up to Chloe in the square. Chloe thanks her for meeting her. Abby - What do you want? Chloe - I just wanted to clear up something from last night. Abby - What's that? Chloe - Well I realised I wasn't in a very good mood when I saw you at Victor's. I've just been really stressed out lately, worried about Parker. It wasn't until I was tucking Parker in that I realised that ... when I told we had moved in to Daniel's apt I don't think I told you that Daniel had moved out. I'm sorry. I don't know how I missed that really important detail. I just wanted to make sure we were clear. Abby - Oh we're clear on a lot of things. Chloe - What's that supposed to mean? Abby - Cut the sweet and innocent act okay. You and I both know you're neither one of those. Now what are you up to Chloe?


Segment 6: Kate - Well I just came from seeing Gabi. Nicole - Oh I'm so sorry. I've been so caught up in my own stuff I totally forgot to ask. Rafe - It's okay. Kate - Actually, the danger has passed and Gabi and the baby are doing fine. Nicole is glad. Kate - So are we all. Anyway that's the reason I came by. Rafe - Thanks. I'll see you soon. Kate - Yeah, I'll see you at the hosptial ... somewhere. She leaves. Nicole - I guess you have to be civil to that woman for the baby's sake. You have my utmost sympathy. That poor sweet baby to have a bitch like that for a great-grandmother. Rafe - I'm sure she has wonderful things to say about you too. Nicole - I'm sorry. This is Kate we're talking about, right? The one woman in Salem that everyone hates more than me. Rafe - Okay, why don't we get back to business. As I was saying, when it comes time to testify are you going to be here or do I kiss my case goodbye?

Eric - When I was doing mission work, I was literally saving people's lives; helping them stay alive. I love what I do but yesterday I spent 2 hrs in a meeting discussing altar linens. Abe - I understand. So what are you suggesting? Eric - I want to start a prison ministry. Abe - Do you have any experience working with felons? Eric - Well no, besides my twin sister, but ... just kidding. Abe - I'm going to tell you right now that you don't know what you're getting into. Eric - Ministry is about building relationships and if I can save just one guy ... no, it's okay. If you can't help me I'll just figure a way out. Abe - That sounds like something my wife would say. No promises. I'll make a few phone calls; see what I can do.

Brady - I'm sorry to make you relive all that. Kristen - It's okay. It's good that I got it all out, right? I never want to keep anything from you ever again. Brady - That's everything right? Kristen - I don't think it gets much worse than that. Now that you do know the whole story my father still wants me to move in. Brady - If you think I'm going to let you move in alone, there's no way in hell I'm going to let you do that. Kristen - My father's coming back. He's going to want to move in there. Brady - I'll deal with that. Kristen - You would do that for me? Brady - Yeah, I would. Kristen - Thank you. They hug. Brady suggests getting some air. Kristen needs to rest. Brady - I love you. She loves him too. He leaves so she can rest. After he's gone she stares in the mirror and wipes her tears.

Dan heard what she said and he knows how much it took for her to ask him what she did. I don't want Chloe to be an issue between us but the idea of having a third party handle our kid ... what is that going to do to Parker when he's old enough to realise his parents hate each too much to even pretend to be civil? I don't want to hurt you and I won't hurt him so there has to be a middle ground here. I love you. Jen - I love you so much. Dan - Even though I can't do what you ask I'm not going to sit by and let Chloe interfere in our lives. I promise you. Give me a chance to make this right for all of us. I won't let you down. I believe we are strong enough to get through this. Jen believes that too. I believe in you and I believe in us. They kiss.

Abby - You knew that I'd find out that you and Daniel weren't really living together. You lied ... I'm sorry, misled, so you coud see the reaction on my face and you did the exact same thing to my mom. And for what? Like my mom hasn't been through enough already; like she's ever done anything to you. Chloe - Wow! Have I ever done anything to you? Abby - No you haven't and you won't have the chance to. Don't you get it? When Daniel divorced you he meant it. He's not taking you back, my God, who would? And quite frankly I'm sorry that I won't be there to see the expression on your face when you're history; that he wants zero contact with you because you are a lying, manipulative bitch. Chloe - Did your mother ... Abby - My mother asked Daniel to cut off all contact with you and he'll do it because my mother is the woman that Daniel loves not you.


Segment 7: Rafe - Nicole, yes or no? Nicole - Maybe. Rafe - Maybe's not going to cut it. Are you going to be here to testify or not? Nicole - Yes, okay, I'll stay. I know now that I need to see this thing through to the end.

Kristen gets a call from Stefano. Where are you? Stefano is still in Rome. Some business came up that he had to take care of. But I'm on my way so I will be seeing you really soon. Are you alright? Kristen - I'm just exhausted. I let my guard down with Brady and I almost blew it all. Stefano - What happened? Kristen - It doesn't matter. I had to work really hard to reel him back in but I've got it under control. Stefano - I think you've got enough little tricks up your sleeve that you could get rid of this sap. Kristen - Yeah, but I had to use something I never thought I would, the truth. She hangs up.

Brady and Marlena run into each other outside the pub. Marlena asks him if he has time for a cup of coffee. Brady is sorry, he doesn't. I have to make some arrangements. Look Marlena, there's no easy way for me to say this. Marlena - Say what? Brady - I realise it's too much for you to be happy for the two of us so I'm just going to say it. Kristen and I are moving in together. Marlena - Oh. Brady - You're actually taking this a little better than I expected. Marlena - I thought you were going to say you were getting married. So you're just getting an apartment together. Brady - Not exactly. We're moving into the DiMera mansion. I know this isn't easy for you to hear. I wanted to be the one to tell you and I've obviously upset you. Marlena - Your father is going to be upset. Brady - I know and I don't want to hurt him. I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm sorry.

Dan breaks the kiss. Jen tells him not to stop.

Chloe - You're making that up. Abby - That's your game Chloe not mine. Chloe - Daniel didn't say anything ... Abby - I'm not getting in the middle of this. I'm done with you. Chloe grabs her arm and whirls her around - Well, I'm not.
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