Will: I think I might be gay.
Marlena: That’s it?
Will: Yeah. [laughs]I said- I- I sad, “I think I might be gay.”
Will: I told you that I kissed Neil because I was drunk, but I don’t- I-
Will: I- In-
Marlena: I think it’s okay.
Will: You think it’s okay?
Marlena: Yeah. Remember that Lady Gaga song you played for me once? Where she said that sexuality is like the colour of your eyes?
Marlena: It’s a thing that you’re born with? Well, I happen to agree with that. You were born with great good looks and charm and wisdom and a wonderful future. And if you’re figuring something about yourself now and acknowledging it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a cause for celebration.
Will: Well, wait, I didn’t say I was- I was sure that I was gay.
Will: I mean, I don’t want… like Grandma Caroline in church praying for my soul, trying to save me from eternal damnation.
Marlena: [Laughing] Honey, do you think there has never been a Brady or DiMera that was gay?
Will: Well, if there was, he didn’t let anyone find out about it.
Marlena starts to text someone.
Will: Excuse me, who are you calling?
Marlena: I’m just- you know, I don’t think I really have to be at that dinner party to represent Basic Black. I thought I’d just cancel.
Will: No, no, no, don’t. Come on.
Marlena: I love talking to you, I like being with you.
Will: I love talking to you, but you always change your plans for me…
Marlena: It’s o-
Will: I can’t- I can’t- I actually have top pick up my friends and I’m late for that, so I GOT TO GO.
Marlena: Well I-
Will: I’m sorry.
Gabi, Chad and Melanie arrive at the coffee house. Gabi spots Will.
Gabi: Will’s here. Hey.
Chad: How about that?
Gabi: We were worried about you.
Chad: Oh, hi.
Will: Uh, yeah, sorry [laughs]
Chad: Oh, don’t sweat it, we got there on our own.
Gabi: It was fantastic, okay, we drank champagne, and we met all these fabulous people, I had a great time.
Melanie: Yeah, it was great.
Gabi: Hey, you know what? I have an idea. Since- since we’re already dressed up, and Will can obviously get dressed up, why don’t we go hit up a club?
Chad: You know, maybe another time. Melanie and I are headed back to my place.
Melanie: Oh, we are?
Chad: Yeah, we are.
Gabi: Oh, okay.
Gabi has flashback of scheme-y-ness
Gabi: Yeah, you guys have a great time. I- Will and I have a lot of catching up to do.
Gabi and will are walking outside.
Will: So, what’s the deal with you and Chad?
Gabi: There’s no deal.
Gabi: Your apartment, by the way, is amazing.
Will: Thank you. Seriously, though, don’t change the subject. What’s the deal?
Gabi: I don’t want to talk about Chad. I want to know why EJ pays your rent, and why he bought you your car.
Will: Uh, perks of the job.
Gabi: Okay, most people would be happy with dental care. How does your mom feel about you working for EJ?
Will: Oh, she loves it.
Gabi: Okay, what about Rafe?
Will: Um, he doesn’t get a vote anymore.
Gabi: So you honestly like working for EJ?
Will: Yeah. I mean, I didn’t at first, but, um, it turned out better than I expected.
Gabi: If you’re happy, that’s all that matters. I mean, it’s cool that you’re getting everything you want.
Will: Not everything I want.
Gabi: But you could, right? I mean, technically, if you had somebody backing you up.
Will: What somebody?
Gabi: Maybe it could help to have a woman around.
Will: Okay. What are you getting at?
Gabi: Why are you looking at me like that?
Will: Oh, I’m just trying to figure out what you want.
Gabi: [sighs] Will, my whole life, I’ve done everything by the book. Uh, I mean, that’s just how I was raised.
Will: Oh yeah, me too, believe it or not.
Gabi: But you know, sometimes when you do everything by the book… Well, then you... you just end up with the book.
Will: Yeah. And sometimes the people telling you to live one way aren’t doing it themselves.
Gabi: Exactly. I mean, you’re working for EJ, and your life is better, right?
Gabi: I mean, waiting around for things to happen a lot of the time just gets you nowhere. I think bending the rules a little bit isn’t bad.
Will: Well, I agree.
Gabi: Teach me how you did it.
Will: Did what?
Gabi: Stopped being perfect Will and got EJ to do all of this for you.
Will: Okay, how- what do I get out of it?
Gabi: Well, I meant it when I said we could both help each other.
Marlena walks in.
Marlena: Hey, Will.
Marlena: Hi, Gabi.
Will: Hi, what’s up?
Will: Didn’t you have some dinner you were supposed to go to?
Marlena: “Wha’s up?” How did I raise you? Yes, dinner ended early, and- oh, maybe we have some time for coffee.
Will: Um… Uh, some other time, I guess. Uh, yeah, Gabi and I are about to go out and do activites, so-
Marlena: So, okay.
Will: Later, good night, see ya.
Marlena: Good night, good night.
Will and Gabi leave.