Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Photos by Kimberly
Tripp gets out of the shower at home and answers the door to see Chanel. Chanel remarks that here we go again with another guy in a towel. Chanel tells him to try not to let it fall off. Chanel says she came to talk to Allie but Philip informs her that she’s not there. Chanel questions where the hell Allie is, if she didn’t spend the night with Tripp.
Claire and Allie remain in the interrogation room. Claire complains that it’s easier to stay up all night clubbing than in the police station. Allie tells her to try having a baby then they can talk about sleep deprivation. Claire says it was nice of Roman to look after Henry so Allie could be Ciara’s maid of honor. Allie bets Ciara is regretting that decision now. Claire jokes about Allie helping Ben kidnap Ciara and says she doesn’t think they are allowed to listen to them in here. Allie insists that she didn’t think it would end up like this and asks how long they can keep them here for anyway. Claire assures that it will be fine and that Belle will get them out soon.
Belle goes to the police station and tells Eli that he needs to let Allie and Claire go now. Belle says that Ben kidnapped Ciara, so he can go track him down. Eli informs her that Shawn is pursuing a lead since Ciara’s motorcycle was found outside the DiMera Gatehouse, so they are staking the area to make sure Ben doesn’t come back with her. Belle says that’s great and that Eli doesn’t need Allie or Claire. Eli responds that he’s happy to let them go as soon as they tell him where Ben took Ciara. Eli declares that this isn’t over until Theo gets his bride back.
Abe takes Theo to the Brady Pub but Theo doesn’t want breakfast, he just wants Ciara back. Abe assures that they will find her but says Theo won’t help if he passes out. Theo insists that he’s fine. Abe then turns to the door to the Pub and sees a flyer on it for a $100,000 reward to find Ben and Ciara.
Ciara wakes up in bed at the cabin. Ben is passed out in a chair nearby. Ciara looks around and thinks back to Ben trying to bring back her memory. Ben then wakes up and looks over at Ciara. Ben says good morning but Ciara asks what’s good about it. Ben responds that seeing her first thing in the morning already made his day. Ben asks how she slept. Ciara says it could’ve been worse and jokes about him kidnapping her. Ciara can’t believe she tore her own wedding dress to make a splint for his ankle. Ciara says she’ll just get another dress when she goes back to Salem to marry Theo. Ciara guesses Theo and her family must be so worried about her, other than Allie and Claire being his partners in crime. Ben says they care about her and were just trying to help her remember how much they love each other. Ciara argues that she loves Theo and that Theo is the man she’s going to spend her life with. Ben says she can tell herself that but he will refuse to accept it. Ciara says that’s his problem and this time, she’s actually leaving. Ben reminds her that the car won’t start. Ciara says she will walk. Ben asks her not to go.
Chanel tells Tripp that Nicole said Allie never came home, so they both assumed she spent the night with Tripp. Tripp asks if she texted her. Chanel says she did and her phone goes straight to voicemail. Tripp asks about Henry. Chanel says that Nicole said he’s with Allie’s grandfather, but it’s not like Allie to stay out all night. Chanel questions where she would even go. Tripp decides to call Roman to check with him.
Eli tells Belle that he has every right to hold Allie and Claire for questioning and Melinda will back him up on that because what they did was wrong. Belle argues that they were just trying to help a friend. Eli complains that Ciara was abducted on her wedding day. Belle understands he’s coming at this differently because of Theo. Eli says that Theo loves her and he hears that he’s really upset about this. Belle points out that this is personal for him. Eli says he’s just doing his job but admits it is personal since Theo is his family. Belle gets that but reminds him that Allie and Claire are his family too.
Allie guesses Ciara must have lost it when she realized Ben was the limo driver. Claire hopes being at the cabin will jog her memory. Allie notes that being where they first fell in love. Claire brings up trying to set Ciara on fire twice. Allie encourages that if Ciara remembers everything, she’ll remember forgiving her for that too. Claire prays that Ben’s plan works. Allie hopes Theo will forgive them for ruining his wedding.
Theo complains about the flyer listing Ben and Ciara as a couple and argues that they are divorced so he questions why they would write that. Abe guesses Victor offered the reward and the only photo he had of Ben was a wedding photo. Theo questions why he wouldn’t tell them that he’s doing this. Abe says that’s just Victor. Paulina then appears and reveals that she’s the one who offered the reward. Abe asks why. Paulina says she heard about Ciara being kidnapped and she wanted to get her back. Theo questions her doing this for him. Paulina says she did it for both of them. Paulina apologizes to Theo and says she can’t imagine what he’s going through right now. Paulina says she grabbed the phone to call Abe when she heard about the wedding, then she realized he wouldn’t want to hear from her but she couldn’t just do nothing so she made the posters. Paulina tells Theo that she’s sorry about the photo as it’s the first one she found online of Ben and Ciara, but it must be painful seeing them together. Theo declares that the only thing that matters is finding Ciara. Abe notes that $100,000 is a lot of money. Paulina assures that she will gladly pay it if they bring Ciara back home. Theo doesn’t know what to say and thanks her. Abe thanks her as well.
Tripp tells Roman to let him know if he can help with Henry at all as he hangs up. Tripp informs Chanel that Roman said Allie spent the night at the police station after she and Claire helped Ben kidnap Ciara. Chanel recognizes Ciara as the one that’s engaged to Theo. Tripp explains that it happened right before the wedding. Chanel declares that if Allie is in trouble, she has to go help her. Tripp asks what she’s going to do. Chanel says she doesn’t know but she’s sure that she’s upset and scared and she’s her friend. Tripp declares that Allie is his girlfriend, so if anyone should go down there to help her, it should be him.
Belle gets that Eli is under pressure because Theo is Lani’s brother, but Allie and Claire are his cousins and they were just trying to help Ciara remember how much she loves Ben. Eli complains that Belle is acting like this is no big deal, but Ciara is missing and has been abducted by a man she doesn’t remember loving and that she thinks is a serial killer. Belle says Ben is not that guy anymore. Eli says he’s not saying that he is, but if he was Ciara, he would be scared and might do something desperate to escape. Eli tells Belle to go get Allie and Claire to tell everything they know about where Ben took Ciara.
Claire complains about still wearing the wedding dress she put on to pretend to be Ciara. Claire asks when they will get out of here. Allie doesn’t know and says they just have to keep their mouths shut until Ben can get through to Ciara. Claire believes that Ben can get Ciara to remember how much they love each other and that he’s not going to give up.
Ben tells Ciara that it’s at least 20 miles back to Salem, so she’s not walking that. Ciara suggests she can find a store, gas station, or catch a ride with someone. Ben warns that’s not safe. Ciara jokes that if he thinks she’s going to run in to a serial killer, she’s already looking at one. Ben suggests she eat something first. Ciara says there’s no food but Ben reminds her that there’s a full cooler in the back of the limo. Ciara argues that the cooler is evidence that Ben plotted her abduction which will make it easier for the district attorney to nail her. Ben says he’ll get the cooler himself and tries to stand up on his bad ankle but Ciara stops him and sits him back down. Ben claims he’s fine but Ciara tells him to stay there as she goes to get the cooler.
Chanel accuses Tripp of getting possessive and weird about Allie. Tripp says he just wants her to get that he and Allie are together. Chanel assures that he made it very clear. Tripp asks if she’s sure that she’s accepted it. Chanel asks what else he wants her to say. Tripp just wants her to be honest with him. Chanel doesn’t deny that there was something going on between her and Allie and she was hoping it would go somewhere, but Allie made her choice and it’s not her. Tripp asks if she’s okay with that. Chanel responds that she just wants Allie to be happy. Chanel tells Tripp that he has no reason to trip and that he won’t get any trouble from her, which Tripp is glad to hear. Tripp suggests they head down to the police station together. Chanel says that’s a good plan but reminds Tripp to put on some clothes first.
Abe tells Paulina that her reward is beyond generous. Paulina says she’ll do anything to bring Ciara home. Theo hopes someone has seen her and calls the tip line. Lani shows up and reminds Paulina that she told her to leave her family alone. Paulina says she was just sharing her concerns about Ciara. Lani says they have enough to deal with and complains about the reward, saying that’s not helping so she’s been pulling the flyers down all over town. Theo asks what’s wrong with the reward. Lani argues that it’s very unhelpful for a civilian to do this without consulting the police first, since no one requested a reward. Theo tries to explain, but Lani says she wishes she knew who did this so she could tell them how wrong it was. Paulina then reveals to Lani that it was her.
Ciara finds leftover Chinese food in the cooler. Ben says it was supposed to be their dinner last night. Ciara questions that being his plan. Ben reminds her that it’s what they had on their first date. Ciara remembers him telling her about it but she doesn’t remember or care about it. Ciara calls it a pretty weak date. Ben reminds her that it wasn’t their original plan. Ciara goes over what Ben told her about trying to get a reservation at Julie’s Place, but she still doesn’t care. Ciara says she does care about marrying Theo because she loves him very much and she doesn’t want anything to come between them. Ben says not even the love of her life. Ciara agrees to stay for one plate of Chinese food and then she’s leaving.
Eli brings Belle in to the interrogation room. Claire hugs her and thanks her for coming, saying she told Allie that Belle would come to her rescue. Belle asks if they are okay. Allie says she’s just a little tired and needs to get Henry from Roman. Belle says she would love to take them home. Claire asks if there’s a problem. Belle explains that Eli agreed to release them if they tell him where Ben has taken Ciara. Claire says she’s sorry but they can’t do that.
Ciara complains about cold Chinese food. Ben says they used to argue about leftovers like that. Ben suggests she try the General Tso’s chicken because it was always their favorite. Ben flashes back to when they had it in the past. Ciara asks if he thinks a few bites of the chicken will make her memories flood back. Ben says it could and talks about reading a lot and impressing Ciara with his mechanic skills. Ciara argues that he can’t even fix the limo. Ben says he’s hindered by the broken ankle she gave him. Ciara says he’s being charming but it’s not going to work or make her magically fall in love with him again. Ben decides he’s done forcing the issue then. Ben says he’s done all he can do here and after her gourmet breakfast, she’ll have enough energy to make it back to Salem, so he won’t stand in her way.
Lani questions Paulina offering the reward and says she should’ve guessed. Paulina says she wanted to help. Lani asks why just $100,000 then since Lady Gaga offered half a million for her dogs. Lani asks if Paulina is feeling cheap or if she’s strapped from the fall of Price Town. Paulina says she’s sorry about that. Lani argues that she’s just sorry it didn’t happen. Paulina admits it was a terrible idea and wants to make it up to everyone. Lani accuses her of just trying to buy forgiveness, especially from Abe. Paulina says that’s not true. Lani stops her and says she already tried to buy her way in to their family by offering to pay for the twins’ college tuition. Paulina argues that she did that because she loves her. Lani says Paulina doesn’t know what love is and that she thinks it can be bought. Paulina wants to explain but Lani says they know who she is and what she really cares about. Lani tells her to take her money and go buy some designer clothes because they don’t need her help. Lani then rips the flyer off the door of the Pub. Theo tells Lani it’s okay as he believes that Paulina was trying to help find Ciara and is concerned about her. Lani argues that Paulina is just concerned about rehabbing her image in this town and trying to make them all forget that she wanted to tear it down. Paulina asks Lani what she can do. Lani says nothing because they see her for who she really is. Paulina admits she made a terrible mistake that she wishes she could take back, but asks if she has to be so cold hearted. Lani insists that she’s trying to protect Abe and Theo from being hurt by her again. Paulina complains that they are family. Lani tells her that Abe, Theo, Eli, and the twins are her family while Paulina is nothing to her. Lani tells Paulina to go. Paulina apologizes for intruding on a family crisis and says she will pray that Ciara is found as she then walks away. Abe tells Lani that was uncalled for.
Belle asks if Claire and Allie are saying they don’t know where Ben took Ciara. They don’t respond so Belle asks Eli for a couple minutes alone with her clients. Eli says he’ll be outside if she needs him and steps out. Belle questions what they were thinking. Claire insists they know what they are doing. Belle doesn’t think they do and goes over what they have done and how everyone knows they were in on Ben’s plot. Claire calls it matchmaking. Belle warns that Melinda won’t see it that way. Allie asks how serious this is. Belle warns that if they are charged in the kidnapping, it will go on their permanent record and Eli assured that he will take them straight to a holding cell. Allie questions getting locked up. Belle adds that if they are convicted, they could go to prison so this isn’t a joke. Belle asks if they are really willing to risk all of this for Ben Weston.
Ciara tells Ben that she will leave the food within reach so he can get it and she will send for help as soon as she gets back. Ben says she doesn’t have to. Ciara is pretty sure he’ll be arrested for kidnapping. Ciara wishes she could say it’s been a pleasure but instead she’ll just tell him to never pull anything like this again. Ben assures she doesn’t have to worry about that. Ben stops her and says she cannot leave without having her fortune cookie. Ciara declines and says she’s full. Ciara doesn’t like the taste but Ben says it’s about the fortune. Ciara questions doing that and says she doesn’t care what it says. Ciara asks why Ben cares if she reads her fortune. Ben says it reminds him of how their first date ended as he flashes back to that night. Ciara questions him basing this all on a fortune cookie. Ben points out that their fortunes came true that day because he found the person he waited his whole life for and praises Ciara. Ben says that’s why he is so determined to get her to remember what they once had, because they are meant to be together.
Tripp and Chanel go to the police station to see Allie. Allie asks how they knew she was here. Chanel explains that she came by to get her to sign papers for the bakery, but Nicole said she never came home. Tripp adds that Chanel assumed she was with him, so he called Roman and found out what happened. Tripp assures that Henry is okay. Allie is sorry that she couldn’t call him. Chanel asks if Belle is helping them. Belle says she is trying. Tripp asks if Allie can go home now. Eli says Allie and Claire have chosen not to cooperate so they will be staying here. Belle adds that it’s not too late to change their mind. Allie says they’ll be okay. Eli says if they don’t mind being locked up. Chanel questions taking them to jail. Eli says he has no choice. Tripp calls it crazy and promises to get Allie out of this. Allie asks him to just check on Henry for her as Eli escorts her and Claire away. Tripp questions how Belle is letting this happen. Chanel tells Belle that she has to fix this.
Lani questions Abe thinking she was too hard on Paulina and reminds him that she’s been playing them the entire time she’s been in Salem. Abe points out that this time she was doing the right thing and just trying to help. Lani tells Abe that he can give her the benefit of the doubt, but she’s done. Theo asks them to just focus on Ciara and bringing her home safe. Abe apologizes and agrees. Abe suggests they have breakfast and then focus on finding Ciara. Theo repeats that he has no time to waste with breakfast since every minute he’s apart from Ciara, Ben is taking her further away from him. Abe disagrees but Theo declares that he needs to find Ciara before he loses her forever. Theo then walks away.
Ciara tells Ben that he’s made it very clear that whatever they shared still means a lot to him, but she doesn’t feel it and one fortune cookie isn’t going to change that. Ben knows it seems silly but says it’s really about fate. Ben says when he thought she died in the explosion, he had a gut feeling and would order Chinese food just to feel closer to her again. Ben tells her about when their wedding photo fell on top of a fortune cookie and the fortune said “Nothing is ever lost if you follow your heart”, so that’s what he did. He followed his heart and never stopped, chasing down every sign no matter how many people told him he was crazy or in denial because he knew they were connected. Ben says he could feel her out there and he knew she was still alive, just like he knows now that somewhere inside of her, she still loves him. Ben says he’s trying so hard to reach her. Ciara questions him thinking the fortune cookie is going to make that happen. Ben knows it sounds crazy but that is what he believes. Ciara asks him to promise this will all be over if she opens the cookie. Ben confirms it will be the last thing he asks of her. Ciara then takes the fortune cookie and says if it gets him to shut up once and for all, then she will open it. Ciara opens the fortune cookie so Ben asks what it says.
Belle tells Tripp and Chanel that Allie and Claire know where Ben took Ciara but they are not saying and if they don’t, the district attorney may press charges so she needs to go talk to her. Belle then walks away. Chanel complains that Allie can’t go to prison and doesn’t deserve this while Tripp is sure she’s worried about Henry. Chanel tells Tripp that they have to find some way to help her.
Lani and Abe go in to the Brady Pub for breakfast. Lani asks how Theo seemed to him. Abe says he’s scared but holding it together which is more than he can say for her. Abe adds that they were all upset about Price Town and nobody felt more betrayed than he did, but Paulina owned her mistakes and let the project go which was a substantial financial loss. Lani asks if she’s supposed to forget what she did. Abe knows they love each other and he thinks Paulina is sincere in wanting to make amends so he asks why Lani can’t let her.
Paulina goes home and is on the phone until the doorbell rings. Paulina answers the door to see Theo, who apologizes for Lani being hostile towards her. Paulina understands she feels betrayed. Theo just wanted her to know that he really appreciates her wanting to find Ciara. Paulina then reveals that she thinks maybe she already did.
Ben asks Ciara what the fortune says. Ciara responds that it just says “Yes” and questions how that’s a fortune. Ben is confused by it just being one word. Ciara says so much for fate and tells Ben that she has to go. Ciara doesn’t know how long it will take for someone to come get him, but she’s sure he’ll be fine. Ciara says goodbye to Ben and gets up to leave but she has a memory. Ben asks what’s going on. Ciara claims it’s nothing but her memories continue rushing back. Ben guesses that she’s remembering right now. Ciara denies it so Ben asks what’s wrong then. Ciara claims it’s nothing and she has to go. Ben stops her and tells her not to fight it because he knows she can feel it. Ciara stops and remembers Ben proposing to her with a fortune cookie. Ciara then turns back to Ben and says “Oh my God”.