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Gwen in "Days of Our Lives" 8/24/21

Xander goes to shower but Gwen shows up at his door. Xander asks what he can do for her. Gwen responds that she came to say she’s sorry.

Eli and Lani go to Paulina’s with their twins to meet Lani’s grandmother, Olivia. Olivia tells Eli that it’s great to finally meet him. Eli gives her flowers, so Olivia compliments his manners and tells Lani that she got the total package. They joke about what Paulina said when she met Eli so Olivia wants to know. Eli tells her that Paulina said he looked like a tall glass of chocolate milk. Olivia remarks that Paulina couldn’t help herself because she’s never met a line she wouldn’t cross.

Abe finds Paulina in the town square at the Horton Town Square plaque. Abe mentions the plaque being back where it belongs. Paulina informs him that Julie was just there and they buried the hatchet by agreeing to start over with a clean slate. Abe brings up that Lani told him they did the same. Paulina says she’s so grateful for that as she then asks what about her and Abe.

Tripp and Allie lay in bed together. Tripp then tells Allie that he loves her. Allie responds that she doesn’t know what to say.

At Julie’s Place, Chanel kisses Johnny. Johnny says he didn’t see that coming, but he’s glad it did. Chanel jokes that now everyone is looking at them. Johnny suggests they go somewhere more private.

Tripp says he didn’t mean to put Allie on the spot and she doesn’t have to say it back just because he did. Tripp adds that it felt right in the moment but it’s okay if she doesn’t feel the same way. Allie assures that she cares about him a lot, but she doesn’t know if she’s ready to say those words yet. Allie apologizes but Tripp says she has nothing to be sorry about and he doesn’t want to force anything. Tripp wants to just forget it ever happened but Allie wants him to understand why she didn’t say those words.

Johnny in "Days of Our Lives" 8/24/21

Johnny asks Chanel if he pushed it too far and says he was hoping that kiss wouldn’t be the last one. Chanel assures that she doesn’t get uncomfortable and agrees to get out of here and go to his place. Johnny calls for the check right away.

Xander asks Gwen what she’s sorry for. Gwen says she just heard he spent the night in jail and that couldn’t have been pleasant. Xander says it goes with the territory. Gwen tells him that he didn’t have to confess to Jack. Xander feels he did because Jack was on the brink of finding out she lied about her miscarriage. Gwen admits that she probably would’ve come clean in a few more moments. Xander notes that then she would’ve lost her father after spending her whole life without him and he only lost one night. Gwen argues that she can’t let him to go to prison for protecting her. Xander tells her it’s alright but Gwen says she should go to the police to tell them the truth. Xander tells her that she doesn’t have to confess because he’s not going to prison, since EJ DiMera agreed to represent him. Xander assumes Gwen knows EJ. Gwen confirms she knows his reputation but hasn’t actually met him. Xander assures that EJ is beyond capable and utterly ruthless, plus he already got him released on bail so he’s sure he will make all the charges go away. Gwen asks if he’s sure. Xander responds that he better, because he just spent a million dollars to retain him.

Paulina tells Abe that she knows how badly she hurt him, so she’d love the chance to make it up to him if he lets her. Abe mentions encouraging Lani to forgive her, so he’d by a hypocrite not to try. Paulina asks if they can start over too. Abe admits it might not be easy, but he would like to try, as they then kiss. Paulina tells Abe how much this means to her. Abe responds that he tried so hard to stay mad at her, but he can’t deny how he feels when he’s around her. Abe says it would be such a relief to get past the secrets and lies. Paulina agrees but Abe notes that she doesn’t look relieved.

Olivia in "Days of Our Lives" 8/24/21

Abe and Lani talk to Olivia about their babies. Olivia is sorry she wasn’t there for the wedding or the Christening. They assure that they know she wasn’t well enough to travel, but they are happy she is better. Olivia calls it a true blessing. Lani brings up Olivia saying she came to Salem to get a few things straight with Paulina, but didn’t say what those things were. Olivia flashes back to telling Paulina not to tell Lani that she is her mother. Lani asks Olivia what it was about.

Allie in "Days of Our Lives" 8/24/21

Allie tells Tripp that she’s never said “I love you” to anyone she’s been with before, so it’s kind of a big deal. Tripp agrees. Allie asks if he’s said it before. Tripp admits he has, but it’s always a serious step. Tripp asks if she’s ever had a serious boyfriend. Allie says she dated a couple guys in Europe, but nothing like this. Allie tells Tripp that she loves being with him so much, but maybe she’s scared of saying something too soon or maybe it’s the trauma she went through last year, but she’s just not ready. Allie knows she’s saying too much, but she doesn’t want to hurt him, though she worries that she has hurt him.

Olivia tells Lani that when she found out Paulina was seeing Abe, she thought it was a very bad idea. Olivia argues that Paulina is choosing her sister’s ex out of all the men. Lani says they had a connection right away. Olivia cites the bible and says it’s wrong. Eli points out that Lani was unsure at first too. Lani admits she was weirded out at first, but she got over it. Lani adds that Abe and Tamara were never married and were over a long time ago. Olivia feels there could still be feelings. Lani says that Tamara is not worried about it, so she asks why Olivia is. Olivia guesses she’s just old fashioned.

Abe asks Paulina what’s wrong. Paulina claims that she was just thinking that the only thing good about breaking up is getting back together. Paulina adds that she would invite him over, but her mom is there. Abe mentions that Lani and Eli took the kids to see her. Paulina suggests going to Abe’s place then. Abe says that is tempting, but he wouldn’t mind meeting her mom since he’s heard so much about her. Paulina is unsure and says that Olivia is a handful with a lot of opinions about her, him, and Tamara. Abe assures that he’s not afraid of her opinions as he just wants her to know how much her daughter means to him. Abe says they just have to be open to the whole family if they are going to have a chance to make this work. Paulina says he always knows what to say, so she agrees to go see her mom and they walk off together.

Tripp assures Allie that it’s okay, as long as they are together and their relationship is moving in the right direction. Tripp adds that she never has to explain herself to him. Tripp gets a text from Kayla that he needs to get back to the hospital so he gets out of bed to go get dressed.

Johnny brings Chanel to the DiMera Mansion. Chanel jokes that he said his family had a big house, but didn’t say it was a mansion. Johnny then takes Chanel upstairs to his room, where they start kissing and undressing until Chanel stops and says they can’t do this. Johnny apologizes as he thought she wanted this. Chanel says she does but asks if he has protection. Johnny says he does and looks through his bag but can’t find it. Johnny says he’ll run to the pharmacy and he’ll be back in 20 minutes. Chanel stops him and says maybe they should just hang out for awhile. Chanel realizes maybe she was rushing things and not for the right reasons. Johnny tells her that he gets it and guesses it’s because of the girl she was telling him about earlier.

Allie goes to John and Marlena’s and thanks Marlena for watching Henry. Marlena says she enjoys it and mentions that Henry is in the other room with John, playing with building blocks, so she will go get him for her. Allie stops her and asks if they can talk first. Marlena says of course, so they sit down together. Marlena asks what’s going on. Allie responds that it’s Tripp. Marlena asks if there’s a problem. Allie says no as he’s great, but he just told her that he loves her. Marlena questions if that upset her. Allie explains that it upset her because she couldn’t say it back to him.

Tripp goes to Kayla’s office at the hospital. Kayla tells him that he’s not on staff tonight. Tripp says if anyone asks, she called him in. Kayla asks why she’s being used as the excuse. Tripp informs Kayla that he told Allie that he had to go back to the hospital because things were going really well with them and they had a great day, so he went for it and told her that he loved her, but she didn’t say it back. Tripp questions what he was thinking in saying it without knowing she was ready. Tripp worries that now he may have ruined everything.

Abe and Paulina go to Paulina’s apartment. Abe greets Eli, Lani, the twins, and Olivia. Olivia says there’s no introduction necessary since Tamara showed her his picture a long time ago so she’d know him anywhere. Abe tells her it’s lovely to meet her and he’s very glad to have her in Salem as he’s heard so much about her. Abe assumes she knows his history with her other daughter. Olivia says that’s one way of putting it. Abe says that he and Tamara were together many years ago and they share Lani, but he wants her to know that he very much cares for Paulina. Olivia thought they had broken up. Paulina informs her that they just got back together, which surprises Lani as well. Eli congratulates them and says that’s great. Olivia questions them being okay with this. Lani says if they want to be together, but Olivia calls it a terrible mistake and adds that Paulina knows why. Lani questions why. Abe assumes it’s about the lies that Paulina told them about Price Town. Abe assures that he has forgiven Paulina about everything and they have agreed to start fresh. Paulina declares they are all good so Olivia can give her blessing.

Gwen can’t believe Xander gave up a million dollars just to protect her and she doesn’t know what to say. Xander says she doesn’t have to feel guilty as she didn’t ask him to be the fall guy. Gwen points out that he needed that money. Xander admits he didn’t work hard for it and there’s always another opportunity around the corner. Gwen knows that he really struggled to gain respect. Xander says money and respect are not the same. Xander then suggests maybe he is growing as a person. Gwen doesn’t know how to thank him as no one has ever done something so selfless for her before. Xander doesn’t think he’s ever done anything so selfless for someone before, so maybe they are both just exploring new territory. Gwen notes that he did all of this for her. Gwen takes his hand and thanks him as they then end up kissing. They continue kissing on to the bed.

Tripp tells Kayla that after everything Allie has been through, the last thing she needs is someone pressuring her. Kayla feels he was just being honest about his feelings. Tripp feels that he put her in such an awkward position. Tripp notes that Allie said it was fine but he could tell she was uncomfortable. Kayla is sure that she didn’t want to hurt his feelings and probably just needs time. Tripp worries that she might take time and realize she will never love him back.

Marlena asks Allie about her caring for Tripp. Allie assures that he’s the best guy she’s ever been with and they have fun together and he’s so good with Henry. Marlena notes they weren’t having any problems before he said he loved her. Allie says she just heard those three words and froze. Marlena asks if she had any doubts before that. Allie reveals that she did have a dream that shook her up a bit where she was in bed with Tripp, but Chanel was there too.

Chanel asks if Johnny always analyzes the girls he wants to sleep with. Johnny says she wanted to talk and he can’t help but wonder if maybe the reason that she kissed him and came to his bedroom is the same reason that she pulled back. Johnny guesses she’s not over this girl. Chanel questions if he’s saying that she’s using him to get her out of her system, so Johnny asks if she is.

Kayla tells Tripp that trauma recovery is rarely a straight line, but the fact that Allie can have a healthy relationship and be close to him is a huge step and a testament to how supportive and patient he’s been, but triggers can happen anytime as she knows from experience. Tripp asks what if it’s not about the trauma or Charlie. Kayla asks if he’s afraid that her feelings aren’t as strong for him as his are for her. Tripp adds that he’s also afraid it might be because of someone else.

Johnny asks Chanel if it’s about the girl. Chanel says no and yes. Chanel admits maybe she was trying to prove something to herself, but she really does like him too. Johnny is glad to hear that. Chanel says she just needs to accept that the girl is with someone else, so she has no choice but to get over her. Johnny jokes that she knows where to find him if he can ever help her with that. Chanel says she has to go and catch her grandma before she heads back to Florida. They then kiss each other goodnight.

Eli takes pictures of Olivia and Lani with the babies and says he’ll text everyone the pictures. Lani notes that the twins are getting fussy, so they are going to pass on dinner and head home. Olivia assures that they understand. Olivia tells Eli that it was good to meet him. Eli asks her to come back and see them soon. Lani says it was so good to see her. Olivia calls her babies a true miracle and says she’s so proud of her. Lani says goodbye to Abe and Paulina as she and Eli then take the babies and exit. Olivia jokes that she misses them already. Paulina invites Abe to stay for dinner but Abe thinks he should let her and Olivia have some mother-daughter time. Abe adds that they have all the time in the world. Abe tells Olivia that it was wonderful to meet her and tells Paulina that he will see her tomorrow as he then exits the apartment. Paulina then tells Olivia to get that damn frown off her face.

Allie reminds Marlena that Chanel is the girl that she told her about that had kissed her. Allie adds that it’s not just the dream that is making her wonder. Marlena asks what else is making her wonder. Allie informs Marlena that Chanel met a guy that she likes and she felt a little jealous. Allie adds that she and Tripp almost walked in on Chanel’s date but she panicked and made Tripp leave, but she’s not sure why. Marlena suggests she didn’t want to see Chanel with someone else. Allie says if she still has feelings for Chanel, she wants to get past them because she wants to be with Tripp and to be able to say that she loves him back. Allie says in a perfect world, Chanel would be in love with her new guy and she’d be in love with Tripp and everyone would just be happy. Marlena states that sometimes, things aren’t that neat and tidy because feelings are messy. Marlena says telling someone that you love them is very powerful, so she shouldn’t rush in to that, especially if she’s confused about it. Marlena thinks Allie should sort out her feelings before moving forward with Tripp. Allie agrees and thanks her for talking to her about this. Marlena hugs her and assures she’s always here for her. Marlena then goes to get Henry for her.

Chanel and Johnny continue kissing until she says she has to go. Johnny tells her to text him. Chanel suggests maybe she’ll stop by and surprise him some night. Johnny assures that next time he will be prepared as Chanel then exits.

Xander and Gwen lay in bed together. Xander jokes that was well worth a million dollars as they kiss. Xander suggests they could have champagne to celebrate his release from jail but Gwen worries that it would be bad luck to celebrate before EJ gets the charges dropped. Xander asks if there’s anything else he can do for her and suggests making love again as they continue kissing in bed.

Kayla asks Tripp if he means Allie’s friend that she had a thing for which Tripp confirms. Kayla thought she put those feelings aside. Tripp says that Allie says he’s the only one she wants to be with. Kayla asks if he’s doubting her. Tripp says he shouldn’t as they’ve been spending so much time together and she’s never given him a reason to question her. Tripp adds that he can’t help but wonder if maybe she hasn’t put those feelings aside completely and if that’s why she couldn’t bring herself to say she loves him.

Allie gets a call from Chanel, who tells her that she and her mom signed the rest of the paper work for the bakery so they are all set. Chanel adds that it’s been a good day as she even ran in to that guy again and had a drink at Julie’s Place. Allie reveals that she and Tripp ran in to her mom outside. Chanel asks why they didn’t come in as she could’ve introduced them. Allie says they didn’t want to get in the way. Allie asks if she had fun. Chanel says it was cool and that he’s a lot of fun. Allie tells her that she’s happy for her. Chanel says she has to go home to say goodbye to her grandma so they hang up.

Eli and Lani go home and put the twins to sleep. Eli comments that Olivia is a trip and they can see where Paulina gets it from. Lani calls it nice having the family all together today. Eli remarks that it seems every time someone arrives, someone leaves. Lani knows Abe will really miss Theo, but she is happy that he and Paulina are back together, because she hated the thought of him being lonely. Eli says he knew they would work it out, but he’s surprised that Lani came around, though he’s glad that she did. Lani is happy they finally have all the lies and secrets behind them…

Paulina in "Days of Our Lives" 8/24/21

Paulina tells Olivia that Abe wanted to give them alone time but she thinks he was just done with Olivia’s nonsense because she was rude to him. Olivia responds that she can’t hide her true feelings. Paulina argues that it’s not about her. Olivia says it’s about her family and warns Paulina that she’s playing with fire. Paulina declares that if she wants to be with Abe, she can’t stop her. Olivia argues that Paulina is fooling herself if she thinks she can tell Abe the truth, because if Lani finds out the truth, she’ll never forgive her and neither will Abe. Olivia adds that Paulina just got Abe back, but if he finds out the truth, he will kick her to the curb so fast. Paulina assures that she hears her and she’s right. Olivia wants Paulina to promise her. Paulina knows that if she told Lani that she’s her mother, then she and Abe would never forgive her for lying all these years, so if she wants Lani and Abe in her life then she will have to take her secret to the grave.

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