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Director: Steven Williford
Scriptwriter: Janet Iacobuzio


Segment 1: Gabi is sitting on her bed. She has a series of flashbacks about her last encounter with Nick. At least I got through the night without dreaming about that ... about him. Dear God, please let Kate and Sami get me through this.

Kate is in the square. She recalls her encounter with Jordan. She mutters - Lucky for you I have bigger fish to fry.

Will asks Sonny if he's sure that Mom and Grandma Kate are coming over. Sonny is. Gabi told them we won't be home and it would be the perfect time to talk about it. Will - Talk about my surprise party. Great. Sonny - Stop being a grouch about it. Will - Can you find out what they're planning. Sonny grins - Don't worry, I'll get to the bottom of their dirty little secret.

Sami is in the park near the square. She recalls part of her argument with EJ. Adrienne walks up and asks Sami if she has a minute. I have something I want to say to you.

Theresa is talking to JJ on the phone. What's shaking? JJ - I'm just trying to enjoy my day off from school. It's exam week. Theresa - Perfect. You'll have oodles of time to run an errand for me. My place at 10, don't be late. JJ mutters Bitch at the end of the call. Abby - Whoa, who were you talking to?

Dan closes his apt door. Sorry about that. I wanted to give Parker the long goodbye. Eric - I know it must be hard to send him off for the holiday. Dan - Chloe and I worked out a schedule. I had him for Thanksgiving. I'm sure I'll be pretty tied up trying to prove Kristen drugged you. Eric - You really think that new test you mentioned is going to work? Dan - I can't guarantee anything but if I'm right and I can prove it, we can clear your name and get you reinstated in the church. We'll start today.

Brady opens the door of the K mansion to Nicole. What's up? Nicole - You forgot, didn't you? Brady - What? Nicole - I'm going to do the pre-interview before we go on camera; my piece on Eric. Unless of course you don't feel up to talking today. Brady - Nope. We can do it. Absolutely! Come inside. I'll be right with you. I just have one little thing to do. Nicole goes into the living room. Brady reaches in his pocket for some drugs and rushes upstairs.

Adrienne - Thanks for not running away. Sami - Well let's hear what you have to say and then we'll re-evaluate. Adrienne - I believe in admitting when you're wrong. Sami - When I'm wrong? Adrienne - When 'one' is wrong. The one in this case being me. I was wrong about Will. Sonny's never been happier and I'm pretty sure he makes Will happy too. Sami - Well I can agree with all of that. Adrienne - Good. I also hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me for saying that I didn't want Sonny with Will and his crazy family. Sami - That's fine. Water under the bridge. Kate walks up. Sami - Oh hi Kate. Kate - Hey! I hate to interrupt but if we don't get going we're going to be late for that visit with Arianna. Adrienne - Are you going to see the baby? I would really love to tag along if that would be okay.

Eric - I'm ready to find out. I need to know what happened and why. Dan - And you deserve to be cleared. Eric - But I need to talk to you about something else first ... my cousin. Dan - I know you think I'm helping you to get rid of my guilt ... Eric - I swear that's not even a concern. I spoke to Nicole. Dan - And what did she say? Eric - She didn't betray any confidences, I can assure you of that, nor will I. But I will say she was pretty passionate in your defence. When my cousin OD'd she said you were there and you helped her. You don't have any reason to feel any guilt. I believe Nicole. I believe you. I trust you 100%. I know you're going to help me prove Kristen set me up. Dan - Yeah, I can and I will but this first step is not going to be easy.

Brady checks his nostrils and facial hair for any traces of coke before going into the living room. Sorry about that. I got a text from Dad. He's in Europe doing some family research. He wanted to know how I was doing. I told him I was fine. Sorry to keep you waiting. I'm here now. Let's do this thing. Nicole - First I want to start by saying I'm going to handle Eric and Kristen's story fairly; I'm not going to do a hatchet job. Brady - I'm not worried because if you don't like the story, I own Titan TV, I can have it killed and I can have your ass fired. He starts laughing. I'm kidding. Where's your sense of humour. You're not a rookie. You've always been good at this. It's your wheelhouse, that's what it is. Wheelhouse is a baseball term; it's your comfort zone, what you're good at. It's got to be better than that stuffy rectory with my equally stuffy priest brother, soon to be ex-priest, right? Nicole - Wow, you're really open with your opinions today. Brady - I'm open. Nice dress by the way. Nicole - Thanks. Well that doesn't bother me at all because the more direct your are, the better stuff we'll get for our eventual on air interview. So are you ready to begin, let's do this? Brady - Fire away.


Segment 2: Sami - I don't know if the kids are ready for us to arrive mass-invasion style. Kate - That apartment's like a closet, right. Sami disagrees. It's just claustrophobic. Adrienne - Guys, I get it. I shouldn't have tried to butt in on your time with Arianna. It's okay. Sami - No, it's not that. Kate - Maybe another time. Adrienne - Definitely, that would be great. Thank you for hearing me out. Sami - And thank you for what you said. Adrienne - Enjoy your time with the baby. Goodbye. She leaves. Kate - What the hell was that about? Sami - She was just apologising for the million times she told Sonny that he shouldn't get involved with Will and his crazy family. Kate - Judgemental shrew! Never mind that, we have to get to Gabi and make sure she keeps her mouth shut.

Will and Sonny talk about how Sami always wanted to throw him a surprise party. Will needs Sonny to find out exactly what's going on and warn him about the level of humiliation he can expect then he will get a strategy going. If you really love me you would find a way to talk her out of it completely. Sonny - Actually I have a plan. Gabi comes out of her room. She didn't think they would still be at home. Will is on his way out. He leaves. Gabi - Don't you have to go to work? Sonny - I'll be leaving soon and then you'll have the whole place to yourself.

JJ - I was just talking to someone from school. Abby - A bitch? JJ - I lost my temper. Abby - Is it that girl Bev; the one that's always drooling all over you. Is she still harassing you for not hanging out with her and Rory anymore. JJ - No, I've got to get going. Abby - Don't be home too late because Mom and I are going to finish up all the Christmas decorations and we will need your help. JJ - I won't. You know how much I like to cheese up the house for the holidays. Abby - I was talking to mom last night. I know I've said this before but I'm not sure you get how happy she is to have you home and that things are going so well for you. She's really, really proud of you and so am I.

Nicole - So this isn't the first time that you walked away from a marriage with Kristen DiMera. Brady - No. Nicole - The first time you walked away was back in May. Brady - Yeah May, right. I've always had lousy judgement with women, present company excluded of course. Nicole - Okay, let's talk a little bit about the Precana sessions you had before the wedding. Brady - Yeah, shoot, what? Nicole - Did Fr. Eric seem uncomfortable with Kristen? Anything to suggest maybe something had happened between them. Brady - No, never. Nicole - So you believe Eric when he says he was drugged and the sex with Kristen was non-consensual. Brady - I do. I'd like to believe without reservation but you know he admits that he has no recollection of what happened that night. He forgot about the whole thing and he can't prove anything about what he's talking about. So I guess the only person who really knows what went on in that room is the bitch, Kristen.

Dan - Back when your were sick I found some irregularities in your blood levels. The toxicologist did a screen for days but could never pinpoint a cause but now that we know you were drugged and like I told you before, she must have used a masking agent. There is a new test. It deteriorates the masking agent and reveals the original poison in your blood stream. Eric - You think it's still in my blood stream. Dan - I don't know. There could be trace amounts but if I could cut through that masking agent, I can ID them. Eric - We can do that today? Dan - Yeah, I'm all set up but I have to tell you, you are going to be hooked up to an IV for hours lying in a bed. It's not dangerous but because of the temperature differences between your body and the drug, I've got to warn you there will be pain and it could be acute pain. Eric - I'm fine with that. No physical pain can match the emotional hell I'm going through.


Segment 3: Maggie is now at the Horton House. Abby feels that this must be so hard for her. Have you spoken to Victor at all? Maggie - Only when it's absolutely necessary. It's just so sad to me and hurtful to know that he's reverted back to the man he was. I'm going to be alright. I have lots to be thankful for; most of all my family. Abby - What a bummer. You, Mom and I are all going to be flying solo for the Holidays this year and then there's New Year's. Maggie - We'll be together, right? JJ's back home; that's a relief and a blessing and he's going to have three dates for New Year's. Abby - I hope that it's all as good as it seems to be with JJ. I just never want it to go back to the way that it was. Maggie - Are you afraid that it might? Abby - I wasn't. I was actually feeling really optimistic but I walked in on something that really has me worried.

JJ - Just tell me what you want so I can get this over with. Theresa - You know what I want. I told you. I need something to help me relax. JJ - You have a lot more connections then I ever did. Can't you just do it yourself. Theresa - Why would I go out into the cold and dark and deal with dirt-bag losers when I have you and remember, you're paying. JJ looks at her cell phone and her purse. JJ - But I don't have any more money. Theresa - Fine, I'll spot you this one time but you need to figure it out. When she turns her back he grabs her cell. She turns around - What the hell are you doing? JJ - I'm deleting the video so now you don't have anything on me. It's over.

Nicole - Here's the thing though Brady, didn't Eric seem totally surprised when the sex tape aired at the wedding? Brady - Yeah, Kristen was. Everybody was. The whole damn church was. Nicole - What happened after it played? Brady - Pandemonium, craziness, everyone freaking out, everybody accusing each other. Nicole - You must have been devastated. Brady - Sure, it's not every day that you get to punch your brother the priest in his face for sleeping with your fiancée. He laughs. It sounds funny when I say it. We're done, right? Nicole - No, we're not done. What is going on with you? Why are you acting this way?

T serves Will at the Club and asks if he seen Gabi this morning. Will - For a minute, why. T - I seen her last night, she seemed kind of upset. Will - Did she say what it was about? T - She didn't want to get into it. Will - It's probably about Nick. T - Man I hope not. The guy was a creep. He didn't deserve her. Will smiles. T - What? Will - Do you have a crush on Gabi?

Gabi calls out - I'll get it Sonny when there's a knock on the door. It's Sami and Kate. Sami - Is Sonny here? Kate - And Will? Gabi - Yes, no. Sonny comes into the room and greets the ladies. Gabi says they came over to see the baby. He suggests they go right now as she's about to fall asleep. She's making the cutest sounds. She's trying to talk. Sami - It happens so fast. Sonny - I'm expecting to discuss international politics with her any day now. Gabi - I'll take them in since you're heading out. Sami - Bye. Kate - Bye. Sonny - It was great to see you ladies. See you. After they go into the bedroom he slams the door to make it sound like he left but he into the closet and closes the door behind him. Gabi pokes her head into the room - He's gone. Sami makes sure the chain on the door is secured. Kate - Okay, now we can all talk privately. Sonny smiles.


Segment 4: Abby says she walked in on him hanging up the phone on someone and he seemed really angry with her. Maggie - Her. Abby - Yeah. It had to be a her because he called her a bit ... not a very nice word. I wonder if it's one of his not so nice friends giving him a hard time for not hanging out with them anymore. Maggie - He's just going to have to find some better friends. Abby - I don't mean to be complaining about having him here. It's been so great but he's here a lot. I just worry that he's not being very social at school. Maggie - It's his first year at Salem High after boarding school. That can't be easy. You had trouble making friends when you first got back as I recall. It took time. Abby - It did and I had Great-Gram giving me advice. Maggie - She was an expert at that. She always knew exactly what to say to cheer someone up and to give them hope. It's hard not to have them here. But she and Great-Grandpa Tom are still looking out for us, can't you feel them in this room ... and don't you ever forget that.

Theresa pretends for a second to be crushed. How could I have been so stupid? JJ - Good question. Theresa - The thing is I'm not, you are. Do you seriously think that was the only copy of that video I had? JJ - You have copies? Theresa - My friend Jade in LA has it on her Cloud forever. She holds up the phone - See the attachment. So don't get cute again or next time I'll tell Jade to shoot that thing right over to the judge. Call me when you get my drugs and don't take your time.

Dan tells Eric he'll probably experience some delirium while the drug is being administered; like a high fever but don't worry about it, there's no after effects. You'll be fine once you come out of it. Eric - Let's get this over with.

Brady - What do you mean? Nicole - You're going through a rough time to end all rough times. What's with the flip attitude? You think you're fooling anyone? So ... Brady - Alright. You caught me. I can't pretend that Kristen's lies haven't hurt me because they have. My life's a wreck but I'm determined not to wallow in self-pity. I don't want to look behind me, I want to move forward and sometimes that means you have to force yourself to not feel things that you shouldn't. In the program we call that 'acting as if'. It gets you from one crisis moment to hopefully not so much of a crisis moment. It's just what happens but if I'm acting a little too cheerful or my disposition is a little too flip, I'm sorry, that's the reason. I'm just trying to do this in a healthy way. You think this is healthy, don't you? Nicole - I do. I'm really proud of you Brady. Kristen doesn't have control over you anymore and I'm really relieved at how you're handling this. Brady - That's what I wanted to hear. Anymore questions? Are we done? Nicole - I think I've got everything I need for now. I'll let you know when we schedule your on camera interview. Brady - Great. Thank you. See you later. After she leaves Brady pulls out the cocaine.

T - Gabi is my friend and I want her to be okay. That's it. Will - Okay but now that Nick's out of the picture for good maybe Gabi has some time and some space for a new guy, a funny guy kind of like you. T - Stop trying to hook me up with her. Gabi's my friend, that's it. Will - Alright. When T goes to serve a customer Will sends a text to Sonny. So what's happening Sonny? Sonny replies - Only for you would I go back in the closet! Will - Are you telling me you're hiding in the closet? Sonny - LOL! Yes! Will - I seriously love you.

Sami comes back in the living room and tells Gabi that Kate is putting Arianna to bed. Gabi - At least one of us isn't having trouble sleeping. Sami - Look, you can't obsess over this okay. You have to stop. Gabi - You and Kate keep telling me not to obsess. How can I not obsess! This is really bad. Sami - I know that it is bad. It's rough right now but it's going to get better with some time and distance; it will be better. Gabi isn't so sure. Sonny texts Will - I think Gabi is upset about Nick and turning down the modelling job in New York. Sami - You just need to move forward and focus on the happier things. Gabi - I know. I just have to try and keep this secret and it's really hard to do that with Will and Sonny here all the time. Sonny texts - I think this it. They're about to talk about the party.


Segment 5: JJ walks up to Bev and Rory in the square and thanks them for meeting him. Rory - It's kind of weird that you'd ask. Why would you want to hang with a couple of losers like us. JJ - Look, I've been really stressed, that's all. I'm dealing with quite a bit right now. I'm sorry I called you guys losers. Bev - It's okay. We all say stupid stuff we don't mean. Rory - Did you call us to get high? JJ - I can't right now but I was wondering if you could hook me up. It's not for me, it's for someone else. Rory - Are you serious! You called us up and acted all nice just to buy some of our stash.

Nicole walks up to Dan at the nurse's station and asks if Eric agreed to do that test. Dan - He's already in there. Nicole - Is he okay because you said that test could be kind of painful. Dan - It's more than kind of painful but he's determined to prove his innocence. I owe you a thank you. I know you talked to him about Theresa and me. Nicole - I didn't tell him the truth. Dan knows. Whatever you said in my defence convinced him enough to go through this with me. Nicole - Wow. He really did listen to me. But you don't owe me a thank you. I just did the obvious which was tell him he's an idiot for not trusting you. He's a real mess right now. He's lucky to have someone as smart as you as his doctor looking after him. Dan - He's also lucky to have such a devoted and compassionate friend like you. I'll see you later.

Brady stares at the vial of cocaine and then grabs it ... What the hell. He opens it. It breaks and spills all over the table in the foyer. No, no, no.

Adrienne hugs Will and tells him she just saw his mom and Kate. They were going to see your daughter and I wanted to tag along but I could tell they wanted their own time with her. Will - You can see Ari whenever you want. Adrienne - Thank you. I think I cleared the air a little with your mom. Will - About Sonny and me? Adrienne - Yes. I was so very wrong about you two. You guys are so happy together. If Sonny's happy, I'm happy. Will - Thank you. I appreciate that. Will gets another text. Adrienne - You sure are popular. Will - It's just Sonny. He was playing a little trick on my mother. Adrienne - What kind of trick? Will - Totally harmless.

Gabi tells Kate and Sami they don't understand how difficult it is to be here all the time, the three of us and the baby. And I have the feeling that they know something and it's making it really hard. Will's an innocent but Sonny is really intuitive about stuff. Kate - What you have to do is make it your job, just like taking care of the baby. Make it your job to keep the secret because if Will and Sonny find out it's going to ruin everything. Gabi goes to attend to a crying baby. Kate - Okay, I'm really afraid that girl is going to crack. Sonny texts - Your Mom and Kate think Gabi will spill ... if they only knew. LOL!


Segment 6: Theresa talks to herself near the nurse's station. Not one message. You better come through JJ or there'll be hell to pay.

JJ - I meant what I said. I feel bad about ditching you guys. I still can't hang out with you as much but you're still my friends. Rory - Okay. We don't have enough to sell you right now but I know a guy and he has good stuff and he has other stuff too, not just pot. JJ - Where can I find him? Rory - South side of the park by that bench. I think I took you there once. JJ remembers. JJ - Thank you for the tip man. He hugs Bev. Thanks guys. Abby watches. Rory - I'm glad we're friends again dude.

Nicole goes into Eric's room and comments to the nurse that Eric looks so uncomfortable. Nurse - He's in a lot of pain but vitals are good. You're welcome to stay but he's in a fevered delirium. Nicole - Maybe I shouldn't. Nurse - It may help him subconsciously to know a friend's here. Nicole - Okay. She sits down next to him and tells him everything is going to be alright.

Brady is on the phone. Yeah I know you just hooked me up yesterday but I need more right now. Right away! He uses a damp towel to sweep the broken glass and cocaine into a garbage can. He pulls out the newspaper. The headline reads Search For Kristen DiMera Runs Cold. He crumples it up and puts in back in the container. He takes the garbage bag out to dispose of it.

Kate is eating something. OMG, I think this is homemade, try one. Sami - OMG, that's so good. It must be Sonny. Gabi makes a mean tamale but I don't know that she bakes and Will got his expertise in the kitchen from me so that means it's non-existent. Kate - I have to say that I think Will is lucky, obviously he's never going to starve to death, but I think Sonny is just a sweet person. He's a sweet and loving person. Sami totally agrees. I was really worried about Will when he first came out. I worried that he'd not find someone, not find happiness. It's amazing, this thing with Sonny, it's special. Kate - It's called love Sami. Sami - It's true love and I really am so grateful. Sonny is the best thing that ever happened to Will.

Adrienne - So Sonny is actually in the closet? Will - Yes, I know, the irony, right. He gets the next text. He says your mom and Grandma Kate are seriously incredible women. Will I'll say - You're just figuring that out. Tell me something I don't know.


Segment 7: Nicole wipes Eric's forehead with a cool cloth. This reminds me of the night I found you in the hotel. If only I'd known what Kristen had done to you I could have protected you from her. Eric, I know we've struggled and I'm so sorry you have to go through this. She takes his hand.

Dan is looking at test results of Eric's and talking to himself. The drug Kristen used is not some kind of street drug. It's complex. She had to have someone in her back pocket with a wide range of knowledge of medicine and toxicology to create this. I have to find this person to prove Eric's innocent once and for all.

Dr. Chyka is on the phone in some room at a tropical resort. Don't worry Miss DiMera, I'm safely ensconced thousands of miles away from Salem where no one will ever find me.

JJ paces. I know this is the right bench. Where's the damn dealer? JJ hears someone approaching. It's Brady.

Kate - Gabi, Sami and I have been discussing it and we both realise that you need support. So if you need to call us anytime day or night. Sami nods. Sonny gets a text - What's going on?

Will reads his response to Adrienne - I think they're about to spill the beans about your surprise party. Adrienne - Ooh, I can't wait.

Gabi - This is all so crazy okay. Sami - I understand how you feel but it's just important that you keep it together. We are counting on you. Gabi - I know. You've been very supportive but I'm scared to death that someone is going to figure out what the three of us did ... okay, that we murdered Nick. Cue a stunned Sonny who then receives a text from Will - Tell me what's HAPPENING!
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