Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Nicole works at the Basic Black office as Jada arrives and says she knows it’s Eric’s first day but they must have mixed up each others’ phones as she has his. Nicole then asks if they woke up in bed together this morning.
Brady joins Chloe in her hotel room at the Salem Inn and happily announces that he has full custody of Rachel. Chloe tells him that she’s so happy for him as they hug. Brady admits he’s surprised that the judge ruled in his favor after everything Kristen dredged up. Chloe then reveals that knows how it happened.
Rafe brings Craig to the interrogation room and asks when he got back in town. Craig says it was just last night. Rafe then asks when he last saw Leo. Craig says other than just now, it probably would’ve been the morning after their aborted wedding. Rafe questions if Craig left town right after that. Craig confirms he went right back to New York and wanted to cut ties. Rafe then asks where Craig was on September 1 as that was the night that Sonny Kiriakis was stabbed.
Nancy tells Chad that it’s odd because Craig never wore aftershave or cologne during their marriage. Chad suggests he started wearing it after they split up. Nancy says that would be a coincidence because vanilla is what Clyde wears. Nancy says at first she thought it was feminine, but now she kind of likes it. Chad then thinks back to Craig hugging him and remembers that Clyde was standing nearby. Chad comes to a realization, so Nancy asks what’s wrong.
Clyde fills out his drug test paperwork at the hospital. Clyde then gets up and looks in the window of Sonny’s hospital room. Clyde then flashes back to being the one who stabbed Sonny! Will then approaches Clyde.
Chloe informs Brady that she happened to run in to the judge outside in the hallway and told her that she knew they couldn’t use Kristen’s previous crimes against her but that she had evidence of Kristen attacking her with the letter opener as she had the surveillance video from their office, so she assumes the judge watched it. Brady questions why she didn’t tell him earlier. Chloe worried that if Kristen found out she was the reason that she lost the case, she would use it against her and Brady with Rachel. Brady questions the judge being okay with this. Chloe admits she was weary but she sensed she was frustrated with the whole situation. Chloe adds that because of Kristen’s pardon, she couldn’t consider all the facts so she felt this untied the judge’s hands to make the ruling she wanted to make. Chloe knew it was risky but says she couldn’t stand by and watch Brady lose custody of Rachel to Kristen, so she’s not sorry for what she did. Brady tells her that she doesn’t have to be sorry for anything and declares that because of her, he will never lose his little girl. Brady tells Chloe how much he adores her as they kiss.
Jada remarks on Nicole not being very transparent. Nicole questions if she offended her. Jada questions Nicole asking if their phone mix up happened while they were in bed together. Nicole feels it’s a reasonable assumption. Jada says they don’t keep their phones in the bed. Nicole says she just pictured them waking up together. Jada feels Nicole is bothered by the fact that she is seeing her ex-husband. Jada brings up that Nicole is a newlywed and married to a great guy. Nicole claims she’s not bothered but just protective and she hopes they are right for each other. Jada mocks the idea of that making Nicole happy. Jada tells Nicole to be honest that she’s not rooting for them to be happy and that she’s hoping they fall apart. Nicole calls that not true but admits she overstepped by commenting on them waking up in bed together as whatever they do behind closed doors is none of her business. Nicole repeats that she already knew they were sleeping together. Jada brings up that Rafe mentioned Nicole came by to offer Eric a job. Nicole thought they would have more interesting things to talk about at the police station. Jada says this is interesting since the day after Nicole’s visit, Eric was just talking about looking for a photography job and how scarce the jobs are. Nicole says Eric was perfect for this job and they happened to have an opening. Jada questions why Eric didn’t mention this job since that’s what she told Rafe. Nicole questions if Jada is calling her a liar.
Craig asks Rafe if he’s asking him if he stabbed Sonny Kiriakis. Rafe responds that he’s just gathering information. Craig mentions just visiting Leo and he was going on and on about how he must have wanted payback for him breaking his heart and kept saying this accusation over and over. Rafe admits he’s aware of the accusation. Craig calls it the raving of a desperate man. Craig says Leo is accusing him of stabbing Sonny and murdering Abigail. Craig argues that Rafe can’t actually believe that he would be so blinded by hatred for Leo that he would take an innocent woman’s life and forget his oath to do no harm. Craig questions if Rafe actually believes Leo.
Will asks what Clyde is doing at the hospital. Clyde responds that he just got called in for a random drug test as part of his parole, joking that Will should know about that since he’s an ex-con. Clyde knows Will got his conviction overturned but he did serve time. Will remembers Clyde trying to shiv him in prison but then Ben tried to stop him and got the shiv instead. Clyde talks about Ben turning in to a stand up guy and now he’s trying to turn his life around as well. Clyde says he’s a changed guy. Clyde mentions that he and Nancy are about to get married, so Will congratulates him. Clyde tells Will to take care of Sonny and remarks that he’s really glad to hear they caught the guy that attacked him as it must be a real relief knowing that scum like that is off the street now. Clyde then exits the hospital.
Nancy asks Chad what it is. Chad remembers Clyde standing there when he saw Craig, so it must have been his cologne he was smelling. Chad asks where Clyde is now. Nancy informs him that Clyde is at the hospital taking his drug test and encourages Chad to get some of that cologne. Nancy asks Chad if he’s sure he’s alright since he’s as pale as a ghost. Chad claims he’s fine and says he just has to be somewhere, so he rushes off.
Jada tells Nicole that she never accused her of lying. Nicole feels she’s certainly insinuating it. Jada decides to just leave Eric’s phone and go but Nicole says not until she lets her explain. Nicole questions why she would lie to her husband about offering Eric a job if she hadn’t. Jada suggests maybe Nicole came to see Eric for another reason, but says she didn’t come to argue with her. Jada feels they are in a competition for Eric’s love and affection, even though Nicole is divorced and married to another man. Nicole argues that she’s not competing with her and repeats that she and Eric have a long history as friends. Jada understands that she’s protective of Eric, but she doesn’t get her being so protective of their relationship as if she’s not good for him or like he needs protection from her. Eric then arrives and asks what’s going on.
Craig tells Rafe that he did not stab Sonny or murder Abigail and he’s not a homicidal maniac. Craig adds that he wasn’t even in town when the attacks occurred. Craig says the fact that Rafe is listening to Leo is an insult and an outrage. Rafe asks if Craig would be able to provide an alibi. Craig confirms he would. Rafe says he’ll need one for September 1 and June 10 as well. Craig argues that he doesn’t know what he was doing three months ago. Craig says he’s often on call but doesn’t know where he is day to day. Rafe notes that could be a problem for him. Craig decides he will have his secretary check his schedule and get back to him. Rafe says the sooner, the better as Craig then exits the room.
Brady tells Chloe that he doesn’t have to pick Rachel up for about an hour and suggests they make their celebration official. They continue kissing until Nancy knocks on the door and interrupts. Chloe answers the door, so Nancy comes in and announces that she and Clyde are getting married today.
Chad goes to the hospital and asks Will how Sonny is. Will says he’s sleeping after having Alex visit earlier. Chad asks if he’s seen Clyde around anywhere. Will confirms that he just saw him here actually. Chad questions if he went in to Sonny’s room. Will says not that he saw but he was standing at the window and that he was here for a drug test. Will asks why and what’s going on. Chad reveals that he doesn’t think Leo hurt anyone and that it’s been Clyde this whole time. Will questions where this is coming from. Chad reminds Will of how they tried to help Sonny remember what happened and he said he smelled vanilla. Chad talks about smelling vanilla and at first, he thought it was Craig but then Nancy said that Clyde wears a vanilla cologne. Chad declares that it is Clyde.
Chloe is shocked that Nancy is marrying Clyde today and asks when this happened. Nancy responds that it was Clyde’s idea so they are going to get married at City Hall in an hour. Chloe questions why she is rushing in to this and argues there’s no reason to get married today. Nancy argues there’s no reason not to. Nancy declares that Clyde is the man that she wants to spend the rest of her life with, so she asks why not make it official as soon as possible. Nancy reveals that she’s here because she’d like for them to be their witnesses. Chloe asks if they can talk about it for a minute. Nancy says no because Craig will be there any minute which Chloe questions. Nancy explains that she asked Craig to come because she wants both of them to be a part of her wedding. Craig then arrives. Nancy hopes Craig is free to come to the wedding. Craig responds that he’s not sure. Chloe argues that even Craig thinks she’s rushing in to this. Craig clarifies that it’s not that but he’s not in a celebratory mood because he just got accused of murder.
Will and Chad go to Sonny’s hospital room and wake him up. Sonny asks what’s going on. Will informs him that Chad believes something that might prove who his attacker was. Sonny asks if it wasn’t Leo. Chad confirms he doesn’t think so. Will knows Sonny’s memory is hazy but they want to try to jog his memory again. Chad asks if Sonny remembers seeing Clyde Weston when he was attacked.
Eric calls it a surprise to see Jada. Jada explains that she thinks he has her phone. Eric checks and confirms that he does, noting that he didn’t even notice. Jada guesses it must be a slow crime day or else he would have gotten a barrage of text messages. Jada says she better get back to the office and tells Eric that she’ll see him at home. Jada kisses Eric and exits. Nicole asks Eric if he’s all set for the photo shoot downstairs. Eric questions if it’s just him or if things were very tense between Nicole and Jada. Eric asks if there’s something going on between them. Nicole admits there was some tension between them, so Eric asks why. Nicole admits that it’s because she lied to her husband and Jada called her out on it. Eric questions why she lied to Rafe. Nicole explains that she hadn’t told Rafe that she came to see Eric, so when he asked her why she did, she didn’t want to tell her current husband that she was dreaming about her ex-husband, so she told him that she offered him a job. Nicole adds that she felt bad about lying to Rafe, so she raced over to Eric’s place to offer him a job for real. Eric questions Nicole offering him a job to make her lie the truth which she admits to. Eric then declares that he quits.
Jada goes to the police station and apologizes to Rafe for being late as she had to run over to Basic Black to see Eric since they accidentally switched phones. Rafe asks how Eric’s first day there is going. Jada says so far, so good. Rafe is glad things are working out for him. Jada says she didn’t stay too long as she wanted to get to work and asks if there’s any update on the case. Rafe says there might be and brings up Jada having run ins with Melinda Trask. Jada notes that Melinda seems like a very tenacious prosecutor. Rafe worries that she’s too tenacious, especially if the suspect is innocent. Jada questions who they think is innocent. Rafe reveals it’s Leo Stark which shocks Jada.
Chloe questions Craig about Leo accusing him of framing him and calls that absurd. Nancy agrees that it’s totally ridiculous since Craig is an upstanding citizen and a doctor, so he wouldn’t hurt anyone much less kill anyone. Craig comments on Rafe buying in to Leo’s story. Brady argues that Rafe must know better than to believe anything Leo says. Craig says that Rafe questioned the hell out of him. Nancy repeats that it’s ridiculous, remarking that Craig is no more guilty than Clyde is since he was accused of killing Abigail too but he had an alibi, so he was innocent. Nancy declares that Craig and Clyde have both been unfairly accused.
Chad tells Sonny that Clyde wears a cologne that smells like vanilla, so he asks Sonny again if he remembers seeing Clyde that night. Sonny says he’s trying but there’s nothing. Sonny wishes he could see anyone but there’s nothing happening. Will continues to encourage him to take his time and try again. Sonny recalls being at the filing cabinet and hearing someone coming. Sonny says he started to turn. Will and Chad ask if he remembers something.
Nicole questions why Eric is quitting when he just started. Eric responds that Nicole just admitted that the job offer wasn’t legitimate and he’s not going to take the job just to ease her guilt because she chose to lie to her husband. Eric says he’s going to pack his things but Nicole stops him and asks him to listen. Nicole admits that initially she may have offered him the job to ease her guilt but they do really need him because there has been a lot of staff turnover thanks to Kristen. Nicole insists that they do need a photographer who she can trust and he’s definitely qualified. Nicole says as strange as her offer may have been, she still wants him here if he wants to work here. Eric admits that he does want to work here on the condition that she will be upfront with Rafe about them working together from now on, because the last thing he wants is to cause any trouble between her and her husband.
Jada questions Rafe thinking Leo Stark is innocent. Rafe clarifies that he said he might be, but as time goes on, the more he thinks so. Jada brings up all the evidence. Rafe says it’s hardly an ironclad case and there’s a possibility that Leo is being framed, but when Melinda settles on a suspect, she will try and push the whole case through without looking back. Jada asks what Rafe has in mind. Rafe wants Jada to look at all the evidence they have since she’s a fresh pair of eyes and might see something that he missed. Jada asks if he thinks there’s anything to Leo’s accusation of Craig Wesley and if Rafe is leaning in that direction. Rafe admits he’s not sure but he’s hesitant to lean in any direction without giving it a lot more thought. Rafe says he is going to check on Craig’s alibi while he wants Jada to go through all of the evidence to see if there’s any evidence that someone other than Leo committed these crimes.
Chad urges Sonny to remember if he saw anything. Sonny remembers seeing the reflection in the glass painting when he started to turn and confirms it was definitely Clyde Weston. Sonny questions why Clyde would do this to him. Chad declares that it’s not just Sonny since the knife he stabbed him with was the same knife used on Abigail which means Clyde murdered his wife.
Clyde gets dressed for his wedding and walks through the town square. While sticking the rose to his suit jacket, Clyde accidentally cuts his finger.
Nancy argues that it seems like the Salem police have accused everyone except the guilty party. Nancy is sure this will all go away as soon as Craig provides Rafe with his alibis. Craig hopes she’s right. Nancy assures that she is and then all of this will be over, but today is about her so she asks if they can just celebrate. Craig insists that he wants her to be happy. Nancy thanks him and says she really wants him there because they are still family. Nancy asks if there’s any way Craig can put aside all his worries to celebrate today with her. Craig agrees to come and be there for her. Nancy thanks him and decides she has to go get dressed so she’s not late for her own wedding. Nancy then exits the room.
Chad complains that they had Clyde in custody but they let him go. Will and Sonny bring up Clyde having an alibi that he was fishing on the docks and there was surveillance footage to prove that. Sonny is certain that he saw Clyde’s reflection, so he questions how that could be.
Rafe checks back with Jada at the station. Jada informs him that she might have something as she went back over Clyde’s statement about Leo selling him Abigail’s jewelry and it mentions his alibi. Jada says since she wasn’t there at the time, she decided to watch the footage herself of Clyde fishing on the docks at the time of Abigail’s murder. Jada reveals that there is a problem with it.
Chad asks Will if Clyde said where he was going after his drug test. Will confirms that Clyde said he was going to City Hall to marry Nancy today. Sonny questions what Chad is going to do. Chad responds that he’s going to the police to tell them what they learned and where they can find Clyde. Chad then exits the room.
Nicole tells Eric that she will be honest with Rafe in the future and admits she never should’ve lied to him in the first place. Eric questions why she did then and why she would lie about something as silly as having a dream about him cooking sloppy Joe’s. Nicole then admits that she lied to Eric too as she didn’t dream about that. Nicole reveals the dream she had about them was a sex dream which Eric questions. Nicole insists it didn’t mean anything and was just a dream. Eric then admits he lied too about the dream he told her that he had about her and that it was a sex dream about her too. Eric repeats that it was just a dream which Nicole agrees with. Eric decides he will see her downstairs and exits the office.
Craig tells Brady and Chloe that he is going to get ready for the wedding and will see them downstairs. Chloe stops Craig and argues that he can’t honestly think this wedding is a good idea. Craig responds that he just wants Nancy to be happy. Brady feels that’s a longshot with Clyde Weston while Chloe worries that it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Chloe asks Craig to help her stop this wedding.
Nancy comes out of the Salem Inn and runs in to Clyde. Nancy worries that they aren’t supposed to see each other before the wedding. Clyde reminds her that she had already seen him today so they can throw that tradition out the window. Clyde declares they are not going to have any bad luck. Clyde informs her that he passed his drug test and nothing is going to stop them from being husband and wife and sharing a wonderful life together.
Jada and Rafe go over the footage of Clyde fishing on the docks. Jada reveals that she went frame by frame and that the timestamp was off, which means Clyde did not have an alibi for the time of the murder.
Will asks Sonny what’s wrong. Sonny responds that Clyde Weston is still out there and worries about him coming back to finish him off. Will says if Clyde was trying to frame Leo, it wouldn’t make sense for him to go after him while Leo is still locked up. Will assures that Sonny is safe here and he won’t let anything happen to him. Sonny points out that it’s not just about him and it could mean that Clyde really killed Abigail. Will bets Chad is doing his best to convince the cops of that now.
Chad goes to the DiMera Mansion and removes a gun from the safe.