Days Update Monday, September 20, 2021

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Kayla sits with Julie at the hospital and says she knows how hard this is, as she went through something similar with her mother. Julie worries about Doug having Alzheimer’s and says all the Days of their Lives have been wonderful for years. Julie cries that she wants more and apologizes
for being selfish. Kayla assures that she’s not giving up hope and Julie shouldn’t either.

Marlena questions what Doug said. Doug repeats that he locked Julie in the freezer on purpose and it was the most fun he had all week. Marlena thinks he must be confused. Doug then responds that Marlena is the one who is confused because he’s not Doug.

John opens up a box at home and pulls out a bible along with an old article on when Marlena became possessed by the devil.

Johnny reads through Will’s script in the town square and is shocked to learn that Marlena was possessed by the devil.

Marlena encourages that Doug is Doug and she is Marlena Evans. Doug responds that he knows exactly who she is. Doug then becomes possessed by the devil and his voice changes, telling Marlena that it’s been 25 years and questions if she really thought he wouldn’t come back for her.

Johnny questions being possessed by the devil being a real thing. Allie walks by and says if he’s looking for Chanel, she’s running the counter while she’s on break. Johnny blows her off so Allie asks if he’s going to stay mad just because she told the truth about him to Chanel. Johnny acknowledges that she was right but insists that he’s not that guy anymore. Johnny suggests they just move on from this. Allie questions him being over how mad he was at her just like that. Allie asks why he’s being so nice and guesses it’s just because he wants her to play Sami in his movie. Johnny responds that Sami might not get star billing anymore because she won’t believe what he just read about Marlena. Johnny then shows Allie the script.

Abe shows up at John’s door and invites he and Marlena to join him and Paulina for dinner at Paulina’s place tonight. John is surprised to learn that Abe and Paulina are seeing each other again. Abe confirms that they worked through all of their differences and decided to start fresh. John says he’s happy for him. John tells him that dinner sounds good but he’ll run it by Marlena and get back with him. Abe asks if John is okay. John admits that he’s not as he just started remembering a very dark time in their lives that he wished would stay buried forever…

Eli goes to the hospital and greets Julie and Kayla. Eli apologizes for not checking on Julie and Doug until now. Julie understands and questions him not being at work now. Eli says he got someone to cover for him and asks what’s going on with Doug. Kayla responds that his tests were inconclusive, so he’s in a session with Marlena now because if anyone can diagnose him, it’s her.

Marlena tells Doug to stop talking like this and that his mind is just playing tricks on him, so she’s here to help. Doug as the Devil tells Marlena to stop pretending like she doesn’t remember him after all the nights they spent together. He then remarks that he’s not God, but just as powerful, which she knows better than anyone.

Roman sits with Kate at the Pub and reminds her that he did try to convince her more than once this year that he could make her happy. Roman adds that he never understood Kate’s involvement with Jake. Kate acknowledges that most people didn’t but says she doesn’t want to talk about Jake. Roman argues that she’s too damn good for Jake. Roman states that Jake and Gabi deserve each other which Kate agrees with. Roman tells Kate that he never gave up, but when he made his second pitch he was talking to Kristen who was pretending to be Kate. Roman hopes that Kate will give him another chance now.

Eli tells Julie that maybe Doug just had a couple of bad days. Kayla says that’s why they ran some tests. Julie adds that he passed the tests so Eli asks why she’s so worried. Julie then reveals to Eli that Doug grabbed Paulina’s behind.

Allie is shocked to learn that Marlena got possessed by the Devil. Johnny confirms that it’s in Will’s script that Marlena trashed a church, set it on fire along with the Salem Christmas Tree and then walked naked in to a party. Allie can’t believe it. Johnny says she obviously wasn’t herself. Johnny adds that Marlena’s eyes glowed yellow and apparently levitated above her bed.

John informs Abe about Johnny wanting to make a movie about Sami’s life from a script that Will wrote. Abe calls that very ambitious and he likes keeping it in the family. John then points out that the script would probably include Marlena’s possession. Abe sees why he’s concerned then and agrees they would all like to forget that.

Doug as the Devil asks Marlena if she’s missed him as much as he’s missed her. Marlena says this can’t be. He tells her that he’s been trying to find his way back to her for over two decades. Marlena calls this impossible and tells him to stop, arguing that it’s just dementia and he doesn’t know what he’s saying. the Devil responds that Doug doesn’t have dementia and is just a little shaken up by having the Devil in his body. He complains about Julie and remarks that he’s reserved a special place for her in Hell with him. He warns her to stop calling him Doug when she knows who he is. Marlena says he can’t be. He responds that she of all people knows his name.

Roman argues that Kate loved him enough to marry him twice, so he asks if it’s so crazy to think it couldn’t happen again. Kate reminds him that the first time wasn’t really a marriage since he ended up dead at the reception. Roman talks about the Salem Stalker. Kate says it’s been so long since she thought about those days and how shocked everyone was when they found out it was Marlena since everyone believed she was possessed again.

Abe recalls turning to Marlena during the investigation and how they thought she was so helpful at the time. John will never forget catching Marlena destroying St. Luke’s church. Abe reminds him that she was not responsible, but it was the evil force inside of her that made her do all those terrible things.

Allie questions Marlena trying to kill a priest and argues that there’s no way any of this is real, guessing that Will must have made it up for his script. Johnny decides there’s only one way to find out and calls Will on video chat. Will congratulates Allie on the bakery and asks what they want to talk about. Allie says it’s the script. Johnny thanks him for sending it. Will asks what he thinks. Johnny calls it an interesting story while Allie says they have a lot of questions. Allie asks about Marlena being possessed and if Will made that up. Will reveals he got that story straight from Sami.

Doug as the Devil urges Marlena to say his name. Marlena insists that his name is Doug Williams. He asks how he would know about their history since Doug wasn’t even in Salem at the time. Marlena argues that he’s just confused. Marlena tells him that this has to stop right now. He supposes it was too much to ask for a warm welcome, but warns that he will show her proof of his power. He then shuts off the lights and his eyes turn yellow as he asks Marlena if now she believes him.

Kate brings up Marlena being brainwashed by Andre DiMera. Roman points out that Kate has had some questionable choices in men over the years. Kate jokes that she’s going to walk away if he brings up Ted Laurent. Roman asks why she won’t just give a good guy who genuinely cares for her another shot.

Abe tells John that the idea that Marlena could be possessed by the Devil was impossible to believe. John admits he had refused to accept the possibility. They talk about Kristen being a different person back then. John talks about how vulnerable Marlena was and everything she went through. Abe is not surprised this would all end up in Sami’s life story. John doesn’t think that Johnny understands the pandora’s box he would be opening up by going ahead with this film.

Johnny questions Sami telling Will that Marlena had been possessed. Will admits that Sami did have a few glasses of wine. Johnny asks if Will followed up with Marlena. Will says he did, but she laughed it off. Allie suggests maybe it’s not true then and that Sami just made it up. Will admits it’s possible. Johnny says if it’s not true, he can’t include it in his biopic as he wants to get it right. Will declares that if he really wants to get answers, he’ll have to ask Sami.

Julie wants to go see Doug but Kayla stops her and says it’s never a good idea to interrupt a session with a psychiatrist. Julie asks what if Doug needs her. Kayla assures that he’s in the best possible hands. Eli encourages Julie to be patient. The lights then flicker at the hospital. Eli wonders if it’s a power outage while Kayla wonders what caused that.

Doug as the Devil asks Marlena if he’s finally gotten her attention and if he recognizes her now. Marlena can’t believe it’s really him and says this can’t be happening. He turns the lights back on and asks if she’s satisfied. Marlena questions why he’s doing this to Doug when he’s the kindest man she’s ever known. Marlena calls Doug an angel. the Devil says he was an angel before falling from grace. Marlena questions why he’s doing this and why he came back to Salem after all these years.

Johnny tells Allie that he can’t believe Will would put Marlena’s possession in his script if he didn’t know it was true. Allie points out that he wasn’t a reporter then, just a writer trying to sell his script. Johnny adds that the other weird thing is that Marlena didn’t tell Will that Sami made it all up. Allie repeats that the only way to find out is to ask Sami, but she doesn’t seem to answer her phone anymore. Johnny decides they might as well try but it goes straight to voicemail. Johnny leaves Sami a message, saying they are missing her and just had some questions about family stuff.

Kate reminds Roman that she did give him another shot after finding out he wasn’t dead, but then she found out that he slept with Marlena on the island. Roman points out that Kate slept with John. Kate explains that they thought Roman was dead and not coming back. Roman says it bothered him that they were never able to make it work like John and Marlena did. Kate responds that not everyone gets a happy ending.

John asks Abe how he’s supposed to protect Marlena if all of this comes up again. Abe asks if this project might not got anywhere. John says all he knows is that it will gut Marlena if she has to be reminded of all the destruction and the people she hurt. John points out that they almost lost Marlena forever. Abe responds that they didn’t because John saved her life with an exorcism.

The lights flicker again in the hospital. Kayla decides to go check on the emergency generators while Eli stays with Julie. Julie wonders what would make the electricity suddenly go out. Eli says it seems okay now. Julie hopes it doesn’t frighten Doug. Eli assures he’ll be okay. Julie still wants to check on Doug. Eli suggests trusting that Marlena will keep Doug calm and safe as he hugs Julie.

Doug as the Devil tells Marlena that he’s back for the fun of it. Marlena tells him to leave but he refuses. Marlena argues that he can’t do this to Doug. He says he’s been counting on her to feel this way. Marlena asks what he wants. He responds that it’s obvious that what he wants is her.

Roman suggests he and Kate stop talking about the past and focus on the present. Roman tells Kate that she is his favorite person in Salem and praises her. Roman thinks the way he feels is not one way and brings up Lucas encouraging them to give it another shot. Kate reminds him that she can still be stubborn and selfish, but Roman says he still likes her and wants to romance her.

Johnny wonders if Sami will ever call them back since she’s been so out of touch with everyone since leaving town. Allie suggests they just go ask Marlena directly. Johnny mentions stopping by earlier, but she already left for work. Allie asks why he was there. Johnny admits he tried to get Marlena and John to invest in his film but John said he had concerns. Allie brings up that maybe it’s all this stuff about Marlena. Allie tells Johnny to go ask him. Johnny suggests Allie go ask him instead since John’s never been able to say no to her. Allie is creeped out by the whole Devil thing and is unsure if she wants to get involved. Johnny questions her ever being scared of anything and asks if she’s not a little curious.

Julie worries to Eli about Doug never being the same. Eli assures that Marlena will find a way to pull him through this. Eli gets a text about a robbery a couple blocks away but he refuses to leave Julie alone and says he’ll find someone to cover. Julie argues that she’s perfectly capable of being by herself. Julie pulls out her rosary and talks about keeping it with her since Doug’s problems started. Eli says that’s a good idea. Julie assures that she’ll be okay and tells Eli to go. Eli tells her to let him know how Doug is doing and encourages her to have faith as he exits the hospital. Julie then holds up her rosary and begins to pray.

John tells Abe that even after all these years, it still shakes him to his core. Abe says the important thing is that Marlena survived and the Devil was banished. John agrees and that they need to remember they were lucky that good prevailed over evil. Abe argues that it wasn’t luck, but the faith and strength of John and this community. John tells Abe that he loves him and thanks him for listening as there’s not too many people he’s comfortable discussing this with. Abe assures that he’s always there for him. John says he appreciates that more than he’ll ever know. John reminds him that he’ll check with Marlena and get back with him about dinner. Abe knows what Marlena went through was terrifying, but assures that it’s over because if the Devil wanted her, he’s had over 25 years to get her back and he hasn’t even tried…

Marlena questions the Devil wanting her. He says he’s missed her as that reign of terror they shared was magnificent and they brought Salem to it’s knees. He tells her to imagine what they could do this time around. Marlena complains that he used her to terrorize people she loves and he’ll never get inside of her again. Marlena screams at him to get out but he says he’s not going anywhere and Doug has to pay the price. Marlena warns him not to hurt Doug. He says it will be Marlena’s selfishness that hurts him. Marlena argues that Doug doesn’t deserve this. the Devil says all she has to do is invite him back inside of her. Marlena refuses, so the Devil begins hurting Doug from inside. Marlena begins pleading with him not to hurt Doug.

Roman invites Kate to dinner tonight. Kate admits she’s tempted but feels love is risky even with a great guy like him and she doesn’t want to risk that. Kate tells him that she has to get figures to EJ, so she exits. Roman tells himself that he’s not giving up on Kate because they both know there’s something there and she just needs time to figure it out.

Julie continues praying the rosary and wonders what is taking Doug so long. Julie worries that something is wrong and decides she’s not waiting another minute.

Johnny reads more of the script and remarks that nobody wanted to produce Will’s script because it’s way too far-fetched. Johnny then gets a call back from Sami’s phone.

John reads the old article about Marlena’s possession and declares that Abe was right that it’s all in the past. Allie then shows up at the door with a box from the bakery for him. John tells Allie that they are so proud of her for finding something she loves and making it happen. Allie says she’s really excited and then talks about how excited she is for Johnny and his movie. Allie brings up that Johnny said there was some pretty crazy stuff about Marlena being possessed by the devil. Allie asks John if there’s no way that happened.

Julie goes to Marlena’s office but finds Doug collapsed on the floor. She rushes to his side and frantically asks Marlena what happened.

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Days Update Friday, September 17, 2021

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Chad brings Abigail home to the DiMera Mansion. Abigail walks in and sees the stairs, causing a flashback to when Gwen fell down the stairs.

Doug and Julie sit at home with a photo album. Julie goes through pictures, asking Doug to identify various family members. Doug tries to joke but Julie says this isn’t a time for humor. Doug thinks they have tested his memory enough for one day. Julie knows it’s tedious. Doug wishes he could explain his recent behavior but he doesn’t know what has come over him. Julie tells him that Kayla will be over soon and hopefully she will have answers.

Kayla gets a latte at the Brady Pub from Roman. Roman brings up hearing Doug was having tests. Kayla says she’s heading to get the results now. Kayla exits the Pub so Roman goes over to where Lucas and Kate are at a table. They brought Roman some donuts from Sweet Bits Bakery, made by Allie. Roman calls it a great way to start the day. Kate points out that Allie and Chanel had a line going out the door. Lucas talks about being proud of Allie, but he wishes Sami was here to celebrate Allie’s success. Roman notes that he hasn’t heard a word from Sami since her marriage to EJ fell apart.

EJ goes to Johnny’s room at the DiMera Mansion and declares that it’s take your son to work day. Johnny feels they keep having this conversation over and over. EJ hopes he will eventually come to his senses. Johnny insists that he’s fine and he’s all in on making his film about Sami.

John and Marlena eat from Sweet Bits Bakery at home. John mentions that it was nice of Paulina to bring her some. John calls Allie and Johnny ambitious. Marlena brings up Johnny wanting them to invest in his movie. John asks what the film is about. Marlena responds that it’s about Sami because Johnny wants to work on something that he’s personally close to, so she suggested he talk to Will and now Johnny is going to direct the script that Will wrote, “The Sami Brady Story”. Marlena asks if John has feelings about that. John admits he thinks it’s a really terrible idea.

Johnny shows EJ the script, which he recognizes as Will’s old script. EJ points out that it’s already been rejected by several studios. Johnny says it just needs some tweaking and a fresh vision. EJ feels it’s exploiting his own family and asks what if he objects. Johnny remarks that he could always write EJ out since he’s not vital to the story. EJ asks how he couldn’t be since he was the love of Sami’s life. Johnny then remarks that he’d say that title belongs to Lucas.

Marlena tells John that she knows it’s a risky investment. John is more concerned about drudging up the past and putting it out there for the world to see. Marlena asks what he means. John guesses that there is one significant moment in Sami’s history that will be in the film, which she witnessed that changed her life forever. Marlena thinks back to when Sami walked in on her and John.

Kayla goes to visit Doug and Julie to check on Doug. Doug says he’s fine and assures he hasn’t grabbed anyone else’s behind. Doug doesn’t understand why he did that .Julie says Kayla is here to give them answers and asks about the results of the MRI. Kayla goes over what they looked for in Doug’s brain, so Julie asks what they found.

Marlena doesn’t think Johnny will portray how Sami found out about Marlena and John’s affair. John calls that moment of betrayal the catalyst that drove Sami’s actions for years, so he doesn’t see how Johnny tells her story without it. Marlena supposes he’s right but what happened between them is really no secret. Marlena isn’t proud of it, but she’s adjusted to it. John says he has too, but asks what about Roman as he’s not sure he would appreciated being reminded of that really tough time in his life. Marlena thinks Johnny will check with Roman. Marlena points out that they are all good friends now and she thinks Roman has moved on with his life.

Kate helps Roman wipe powder from a donut off of his face. Roman brings up how their wedding cake got ruined by the Salem Stalker and then Alice saved the day. Kate says it was a beautiful reception until the groom appeared to be killed. Lucas jokes that they need one normal wedding in Salem. Roman talks about ending up on an island which Kate laughs about. Roman says it was good to see them and heads back to the kitchen. Lucas then questions if Kate and Roman are hooking up again.

EJ tells Johnny that Lucas is not the great love of Sami’s life. Johnny suggests he read the screen play as you can tell they are meant for each other. EJ argues that Will made it sound that way since Lucas is his father. Johnny remarks that almost 30 years later, Lucas and Sami still can’t keep their hands off each other despite EJ’s great love. EJ warns Johnny to watch himself as if he takes it too far, he might just live to regret it. EJ then storms out of the room.

Abigail sits in the living room with a welcome home card drawn by her kids, Thomas and Charlotte. Chad enters and asks if she’s okay. Abigail responds that their kids are the best. Chad points out how they didn’t want to leave her but they had to go to school, so he promised them a special welcome home mom dinner tonight. They joke about the kids just wanting dessert. Abigail thanks Chad for making her realize that it was time to come home. Chad wants to get her settled in and offers to bring her bags up to their room but Abigail asks to wait a second on that.

Kayla declares that Doug had no signs of bleeding, a stroke, or a tumor and nothing that raised red flags. Kayla adds that shrinkage in brain volume is not unexpected at his age. Doug asks if they can rule out Alzheimer’s. Kayla says not yet since not every patient shows a clear marker. Kayla suggests ordering a PET scan but it’s expensive. Julie agrees to do whatever is necessary to get to the bottom of this. Kayla promises they will find out what’s going on with Doug. Kayla suggests Doug see Marlena because she could assess if he’s having some kind of dementia. Kayla asks if she should call Marlena.

Marlena asks if John really doesn’t want Johnny making this movie. John asks if he could film a different script because the past is sometimes best left in the past. Marlena asks if John is concerned about revisiting their affair. John says the scandal of what they did destroyed Marlena’s marriage and her family and left her alone in a town that loved her. John adds that it led to the darkest time of Marlena’s life.

Kate asks why Lucas would think she and Roman are involved. Lucas says they were blatantly flirting. Kate jokes that they aren’t secretly seeing each other like he and Sami. Lucas thinks Kate and Roman were great together back in the day. Kate says that was the past. Lucas points out that it doesn’t have to be since Roman was interested months ago. Kate notes that Roman hasn’t said anything lately. Lucas suggests she talk to him. Kate says it’s not his business. Johnny then arrives and greets Lucas and Kate. Kate mentions that EJ is so excited to have Johnny back in town and in to the family business. Johnny responds that he has his own plans and with any luck, he’s about to be one step closer to making his dream come true.

Chad asks Abigail what’s wrong. Abigail says it’s just that before she went to Boston, they were sleeping in separate rooms. Chad admits he was hoping things would be different. Abigail notes that they have a lot to work out, so she’d be more comfortable doing that if they are sleeping in separate beds. Abigail asks if that’s a problem. Chad agrees to whatever she needs but says they will have to have a conversation with the kids. Abigail thinks they will understand. Chad asks what about everyone else, because certain people are going to have an opinion which Abigail questions. EJ then walks in and calls Abigail a lovely surprise.

Marlena tells John that he’s right that she was in a bad place after Sami found out about their affair, but this movie is about Sami, not her. John argues that what happened next affected Sami as well and this is not a subject that Johnny should be messing with. John states that Marlena knows what he’s talking about, but Marlena gets a call from Kayla. Kayla tells Marlena about Doug’s test results not showing anything definitive so she asks Marlena to see him for an assessment. Marlena agrees to come to the hospital now so Kayla thanks her and they hang up. Marlena tells John that she has to go to the hospital and asks if they can pick up this conversation about Johnny later. John agrees to do so and tells Marlena that he loves her. John kisses her goodbye and Marlena then exits.

Lucas asks about Johnny’s big plans. Roman comes back over and jokes that he was beginning to think Johnny was avoiding him. Johnny says he’s been busy working on his dream project. Johnny announces that he’s going to make a movie and hopes Roman will invest in his future. Roman jokes about that being why he finally came to see him. Roman asks how much he needs. Johnny says he’s hitting up multiple investors, including Marlena, who gave him the idea for the movie. Kate asks what it’s about. Johnny says he will direct Will’s screenplay about Sami’s life. Roman calls that a great idea. Johnny is glad he thinks so since EJ hates it. Lucas asks why. Johnny explains that EJ thinks Sami won’t like it which is ridiculous since she approved Will’s script years ago. Johnny wanted to get Roman’s input first because there’s the whole thing about Marlena’s affair and he didn’t want to bring up any stuff. Roman calls that ancient history and assures that he’s good, joking that he get somebody handsome to play him. Johnny thanks Roman and says he will make him proud. Johnny then asks if Lucas has any interest in backing his movie.

EJ says he didn’t know Abigail was there and hugs her. Chad notes that they just got back. EJ mentions finally being back to his old self. Abigail says it’s good to see him healthy and home. EJ remarks that he’s glad Chad took his advice to go fight for her. Abigail wasn’t aware it was EJ’s idea. Chad argues that it wasn’t as he wanted to bring her back. EJ says it doesn’t matter and all that’s important is that she’s home.

Doug goes to Marlena’s office and asks if she thinks he has dementia. Marlena says nothing is conclusive but she hopes to know more after running tests. Doug asks if he can confess something to Marlena. Marlena confirms anything he tells her will be held in strict confidence. Doug then admits that he’s been insisting to Julie that he’s fine but deep down, he can feel something is wrong with him. Doug prays that Marlena can help him. Marlena agrees to do everything she can.

Lucas asks if Johnny is sure he wants to take money from a guy who ruined his dad’s marriage. Johnny says that’s between Lucas and EJ while Lucas has always been good to him and he is Allie’s father so they are family. Johnny adds that Lucas kind of has a big part in the movie as the way the script reads, he was the love of Sami’s life, not EJ. Kate bets Johnny couldn’t wait to tell EJ that. Lucas is sure that went over well. Johnny admits it might have pushed a few buttons. Lucas jokes that it’s good enough for him, so he’ll sign the check right now. Johnny turns to Kate but she says there’s no chance as she doesn’t want to get in hot water with EJ since he signs her pay checks. Johnny says he understands and still has other investors to hit up. Johnny thanks them for their support and says it means a lot, especially since EJ has been a jerk about all of this.

EJ asks if he heard that Abigail and Chad are staying in separate rooms. Chad calls that none of his business. EJ mentions his marriage imploding and encourages that he wants them to make it. EJ insists that Chad feels regret and disgust for letting Gwen manipulate him. Chad tells EJ to shut up and says he doesn’t need him speaking for him. EJ claims he’s just trying to help. Chad suggests he give them privacy. Chad thought EJ was taking Johnny to the office with him. EJ says he was but Johnny is refusing to even consider working for DiMera, which he blames on Chad. Chad questions him still being on that and says it’s not his fault that Johnny doesn’t want to work at DiMera. EJ complains that Chad encouraged him to follow his ridiculous dream of making movies. Chad thinks Johnny is a grown man and should be able to make his own decisions. EJ argues that Chad is supposed to be working with him to steer the family in the right direction, yet he eggs Johnny on to defy him. EJ suggests Abigail persuade Chad to remember where he’s loyal to. Abigail thinks EJ is trying to put Chad in between himself and Johnny, and is now trying to put her in between but she won’t take the bait.

Kate calls it very generous of Lucas to invest in Johnny’s film, although his ulterior motives were completely transparent. Lucas says he’d do anything for family. Kate points out that he got to stick it to EJ. Lucas would rather go back to talking about Kate and Roman. Kate says there is no her and Roman. Lucas encourages her to give Roman a chance. Roman then comes back over and asks a chance for what.

Johnny goes to see John. John mentions that Marlena said he’s been busy. Johnny asks if Marlena is around. John says he just missed her as she got called in to work. Johnny asks if she mentioned his project to him. John confirms they were just discussing it. John admits he has a few concerns about the script. Johnny didn’t realize he was such a film critic. John explains that he’s a little apprehensive about putting their life out there like that. Johnny guesses he means Marlena’s affair. John doesn’t think Roman would be comfortable. Johnny reveals he just spoke to Roman and he’s on board and investing. John adds that he has other concerns as well. John says he’ll finish the conversation with Marlena and then get back to him. Johnny says he’s good with whatever they decide. Johnny adds that he’s going to get back to reading the script. John questions him not finishing the script yet. Johnny admits he hasn’t yet but he’s got to know the major plot points of Sami’s life. John stops him and asks how he feels about movies with talking dogs instead but then says nevermind as Johnny exits.

Doug allows Marlena to record their session. Marlena wants to start by discussing some of his recent moments of cognitive dissonance such as mixing up peoples’ names. Doug confirms he apparently confused Marlena with Vivian. Doug says he feels worse about forgetting Tom and Alice when they meant so much to him. Marlena argues that a lapse of memory doesn’t make them any less meaningful to him. Doug feels guilty for groping Paulina Price and that was completely inappropriate but he has no idea why he did it. Doug talks about how all of this has been hard on Julie. Marlena brings up Julie telling her that he accidentally locked her in the freezer. Doug then suddenly remarks that it was no accident as he locked that bitch in there on purpose.

EJ sees Chad and Abigail are still a united front even if they are sleeping in separate bedrooms. Abigail agrees that it’s none of his business. EJ apologizes and tells Chad that he will see him in the office and tells Abigail it was lovely to see her. EJ exits. Chad then apologizes to Abigail as that was not how he planned to welcome her home.

Lucas claims he has errands to run and steps away. Roman then asks Kate what that was all about. Kate explains that Lucas was just giving her advice. Roman questions that but asks if it was good advice. Kate then informs Roman that Lucas thinks they should get back together. Roman asks what she thinks about that.

Kayla sits with Julie at the hospital and says she knows how hard this is, as she went through something similar with her mother. Julie worries about Doug having Alzheimer’s and says all the Days of their Lives have been wonderful for years. Julie cries that she wants more and apologizes for being selfish. Kayla assures that she’s not giving up hope and Julie shouldn’t either.

Marlena questions what Doug said. Doug repeats that he locked Julie in the freezer on purpose and it was the most fun he had all week. Marlena thinks he must be confused. Doug then responds that Marlena is the one who is confused because he’s not Doug.

John opens up a box at home and pulls out a bible along with an old article on when Marlena became possessed by the Devil.

Johnny reads through Will’s script in the town square and is shocked to learn that Marlena was possessed by the Devil.

Marlena encourages that Doug is Doug and she is Marlena Evans. Doug responds that he knows exactly who she is. Doug then becomes possessed by the Devil and his voice changes, telling Marlena that it’s been 25 years and questions if she really thought he wouldn’t come back for her.

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Days Update Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Update written by Joseph

Abe and Paulina come from Sweet Bits Bakery with boxes of treats. Abe mentions that he’s taking his to Lani as he’s meeting her for dinner at the Brady Pub. Abe invites Paulina to join them but she doesn’t want to intrude on their father-daughter time. Abe notes that Lani is bringing the twins but Paulina decides to let Abe go solo tonight because she has an errand to run. Abe offers to take her where she needs but Paulina doesn’t want him to be late for his dinner. Paulina tells Abe to enjoy and kisses him as she then walks away.

Marlena is in her office on the phone with John, telling him that she’ll be home soon as she got caught up by Johnny coming to visit. Marlena informs John about Johnny’s proposition and asks how he would feel about investing in a film.

Johnny sets up the camera on his laptop and calls Will for a video chat. Johnny asks about Arizona. Will says he has no complaints and he’s been covering great stories for the paper, while Sonny and his brothers are doing great work in their Biotech company. Johnny asks if he has any time for fun. Will mentions a road trip at the end of summer and now Arianna is back in school. Will asks about Johnny as he was very surprised to hear he moved back to Salem. Johnny says that Italy was amazing but it was time for a change. Johnny adds that if he knew how much pressure EJ was going to put on him to join DiMera, he would’ve second guessed coming. Will acknowledges that EJ is a hard guy to say no to. Johnny then informs Will that he has plans of his own as he’s going to make a movie and that is where Will comes in.

Abe meets Lani at the Pub. Lani asks where Paulina is as she assumed that she would join them. Abe informs her that he did invite her, but she had something that she had to do.

Marlena tells John that she and Johnny both understand it’s a lot of money and that’s why Johnny understands that they have to think about it. Marlena says she would like to support him in this, but only if John is comfortable with it. Marlena says she’ll talk to him at home and hangs up as Paulina arrives to her office. Paulina brings Marlena her box from the bakery, saying she thought she would enjoy a sample of what her daughter and Marlena’s granddaughter have created.

Allie and Chanel walk through the town square checking their bakery business. Chanel reveals that they made a big profit on their first day, so they excitedly hug each other. Tripp walks up and sees them, so he asks if he’s interrupting. Tripp notes that they seem happy. Chanel explains that they were just celebrating making a profit on opening day and assures Tripp that there was nothing romantic going on in case he was worried. Tripp asks who said he was worried. Allie doesn’t know why Chanel said that because she knows they are together. Chanel remarks that Allie has made that clear, but she’s a little less clear on if Allie is okay with her dating her brother.

Johnny tells Will that he was looking around for material and Marlena suggested he talked to Will and that’s when he remembered that Will wrote a script about Sami’s life. Johnny says that feels like something he could connect with because it’s about their family. Will questions him wanting to make The Sami Brady Story and says he hasn’t even thought about that in years. Will guesses he probably has the script somewhere and agrees to send it to him. Will asks if Johnny has asked Sami if she’s okay with him making a movie about her life. Johnny responds that he would if she would return any of his calls which Will questions. Johnny informs him that Sami left town after cheating on EJ with Lucas and has been off the grid as she apparently needs space. Will mentions getting the text she sent and says he feels bad for Sami’s marriage ending, so he hopes she’s okay. Johnny says he feels for her but she has no one to blame but herself. Will comments on it all being dramatic. Johnny remarks that Sami’s whole life has been dramatic and that’s why he knows her story would make a good movie.

Kayla returns to Doug and Julie in Doug’s hospital room. Julie talks about Doug doing crosswords every day to keep his mind sharp. Kayla brings up Doug experiencing confusion and memory issues, so she wants to start with a very basic test with about 30 questions and then they will know where he stands and take it from there. Doug asks if not passing the test means he’s losing his mind.

Lani tells Abe that it’s too bad Paulina couldn’t join them. Abe agrees but admits he really enjoys one on one time with his daughter. Lani apologizes for her and Eli having to run so quickly last night. Abe understands that duty calls. Lani adds that it was a good meal and that Abe and Paulina were cute together. Abe thanks Lani for making peace with Paulina. Lani states that Paulina is family and she knows she’s crazy about Abe. Lani thanks Abe for babysitting last night on zero notice. Abe calls it a pleasure. Abe adds that he thinks Paulina loves Lani’s babies more than she realizes. Lani asks what he means, so Abe informs her that after she left, Paulina referred to herself as Jules and Carver’s grandma.

Marlena thanks Paulina. Paulina says after the mess she made in the town square, she should’ve bought every item in the bakery to pass them out for free. Marlena acknowledges that she did the right thing and now it’s all behind her. Paulina wishes she could fix all of her mistakes that easily. Marlena questions what that means. Paulina informs Marlena that something is weighing on her and she hears Marlena is the best when it comes to helping with these issues. Marlena is happy to help and asks if she’s tried talking to Abe. Paulina responds that Abe is the last person who can know what she is about to tell her.

Julie assures that Doug is not losing his mind. Doug responds that he might be if he doesn’t pass the test. Kayla calls it just a diagnostic tool and they might order other tests like an MRI to rule out any physical causes of what he’s going through. Julie encourages being positive. Doug tells Kayla that he’s ready to get started. Kayla starts by telling Doug five words and she will then ask him to repeat them at the end of their session.

Tripp mentions running in to Johnny earlier and that he asked him what happened when Allie went over to his place the other night. Allie questions why he didn’t just ask her. Tripp reminds her that he did but she didn’t have time to talk and he thought it was important to know where they all stood. Chanel asks what Johnny said. Tripp says that Johnny didn’t appreciate his sister butting in on his relationship. Allie tells Chanel that she knows how she feels about the situation, so it’s up to her if she wants to continue whatever with Johnny. Allie doesn’t want to talk about it anymore and would rather focus on Sweet Bits Bakery being a huge hit. Tripp says he came to celebrate with them and suggests ordering champagne. Chanel jokes that now she can finally afford to buy it. Allie suggests they split it but Tripp says neither of them are paying as he’s congratulating his girlfriend and her business partner on building a baking dynasty, so the champagne is on him.

Johnny thanks Will for sending him the script and says he can’t wait to read it. Will reminds him that he was pretty young when he wrote it. Johnny says it will need some tweaking but he’ll take a look and they will discuss it. Will is impressed that Johnny has a dream and is making it happen. Will mentions hearing that Allie is too as she opened a bakery with her friend. Johnny says it’s an interesting partnership which Will questions. Johnny asks if Will ever gets the feeling that Allie might play for his team. Will asks why he would think that. Johnny says nevermind and goes back to talking about the script.

Lani questions why Paulina would say she’s the twins’ grandmother when she is their great aunt. Abe thinks it’s aspirational as she said she could see herself being their grandmother at some point down the line since he’s their grandfather. Lani says he’s confusing her. Abe thinks Paulina meant that she would be the grandmother if they were married which surprises Lani.

Paulina knows Marlena is close with Abe and then decides maybe this was a mistake. Marlena says if she’s looking for professional advice, anything she tells her will be protected by doctor-patient confidentiality so she couldn’t breathe a word of it legally or she could be sued and lose her license. Paulina guesses that she can talk in that case. Paulina informs her that she and Abe are getting serious which is wonderful, but there is something she’s feeling very guilty about. Paulina says it’s not dating a man who was involved with her sister since they were over decades ago, but there are things that she knows about the family history that’s tearing her up inside and if they ever come out, they’ll tear the whole family apart. Marlena calls that heavy burden. Paulina says she cares about Abe a lot and last night they said I love you for the first time as she just regained his trust. Marlena asks if he might understand then but Paulina says not about this. Paulina declares that if Abe knew, he would hate her forever. Marlena doesn’t believe that but Paulina says she knows, because the truth is that Abe is not Lani’s father. Paulina guesses that Marlena is shocked. Marlena admits that she is as she understood Lani came to Salem because Tamara told her that Abe is her father. Marlena questions why she would lie about something like that. Paulina says having Abe be the father was a far better choice than the real father. Marlena feels it’s not something Tamara would do, so she doesn’t understand. Paulina then reveals that there are two secrets; Abe is not Lani’s father and Tamara is not her mother. Marlena asks how that can be since Tamara raised Lani. Paulina then announces to Marlena that she gave birth to Lani; Paulina is Lani’s mother.

Lani questions Abe and Paulina thinking about getting married and calls it kind of fast. Abe says he doesn’t mean it’s going to happen tomorrow or necessarily at all, but asks how Lani would feel if it did. Lani feels it’s not up to her. Abe says that Lani’s opinion means a lot to him and even moreso since he knows how much Paulina hurt her. Lani says she will never forget how Paulina treated her as a kid and she still hates that Paulina betrayed so many people she cares about and that she used Abe. Abe points out how important money is to Paulina. Lani acknowledges that this time is different since Paulina stuck around to try to make things right. Abe mentions that she apologized to both of them. Lani does think she’s sincere so she forgave her. Abe notes that forgiving and being comfortable around her are two different things. Lani assures that she is comfortable around Paulina. Abe notes that she is with Paulina as her aunt, but asks what if she becomes her mother?

Allie thanks Tripp for the champagne. Tripp proposes a toast but Johnny arrives and asks if this is a private party or if there’s room for one more.

Kayla has a few more questions for Doug. She asks him to identify objects such as a watch and a pen. Kayla has Doug fold a piece of paper and declares that they are done. Julie points out that Doug did really well. Kayla then asks Doug to tell her the five words that she asked him to remember at the beginning of the session. Doug starts to struggle but says he knows that he knows them. Doug asks for a hint but Kayla says she can’t. Kayla encourages him to take his time and relax. Doug remembers “person” is the first word. Kayla asks for the others. Doug responds with woman, man, camera, and TV. Julie exclaims that Doug got them right and in order. Kayla then informs Doug that she doesn’t think anything serious is going on with him. Julie and Doug are both relieved but Doug still doesn’t understand why he locked Julie in the freezer. Kayla says she can’t explain that, but she doesn’t think he needs any more tests. Kayla says to give her a call if there’s any more incidents, but other than that he’s free to go. Kayla exits the room. Julie tells Doug that everything is perfectly alright.

Johnny tells Chanel that since she wasn’t responding to his calls or texts, he realized he had to up his game to get her attention and gives her flowers, congratulating her on the grand opening of the bakery. Chanel thanks him while Allie questions no flowers for her. Johnny says maybe if she apologized for trying to come between he and Chanel like a psychopath. Allie thinks back to talking to Chanel and admitting that she was jealous. Allie then informs Johnny that she and Chanel talked about it and she understands there was history she was unaware of. Allie adds that she was just trying to protect Chanel but gets now that she doesn’t need her to and she doesn’t want to be involved in her brother’s love life. Johnny knows he doesn’t have the best track record with women but assures that is in the past as he’s learned from mistakes and is a different person. Johnny hopes Chanel knows that because he would really like to stay. Chanel says of course he can stay as they are celebrating a very exciting and promising new beginning, so he should be a part of that. Johnny then sits down at their table.

Lani tells Abe that Paulina could never replace her mother and if they got married, she would be her stepmother. Abe says his point is that if she became his wife, he would want them all to be family. Lani states that they are a family. Abe notes that a stepmother would have a bigger role in her life than an aunt and she would see her more all the time. Abe asks if Lani can handle that or if it’s too much to ask. Lani responds that Abe puts on a really good show as he’s the mayor, a father, and a grandfather but she knows that he’s lonely when he comes home to an empty house. Lani adds that ever since meeting Paulina, there’s been a spring in his step and a smile on his face. Abe calls it a wonderful feeling. Lani wants him to feel that as long as he possibly can. Lani tells Abe that if he wants to marry Paulina, he has her blessing. Abe gets up and hugs Lani.

Paulina tells Marlena that if her boyfriend knew she was pregnant with his child, he never would’ve let her go, so she barely escaped. Paulina says she was young and scared and didn’t know what to do but her mother told her that she had to give her baby to Tamara. Paulina felt she had no choice as Ray was rich and would find her. Paulina worried that he would’ve taken their daughter or hurt them both. Paulina says Tamara agreeing to raise Lani as her own was a godsend because she’d be a wonderful mother and they’d all be safe. Paulina adds that the catch was that Lani was to be Tamara’s only because anything else would be confusing and dangerous, so she became just Aunt Paulina. Paulina calls it the hardest thing she’s ever done in his life with all the years without Lani in her life. Paulina says it killed her to not be able to tell Lani. Marlena asks how she handled that. Paulina complains about wanting a relationship with her child but it just disappointed Lani and infuriated her mother and Tamara because they wanted her to stay far away. Paulina brings up almost telling Lani the truth, but her mother warned her about how devastating that could be. Marlena knows it would be difficult but thinks Lani would understand that she did it to protect her. Paulina worries that Lani wouldn’t understand why she lied all these years, so if Lani and Abe found out, they would never ever forgive her. Marlena is not sure that’s true. Marlena adds that sometimes, things that can’t be forgiven do get forgiven. Marlena declares that she will help Paulina if she decides to tell Abe and Lani the truth. Paulina says no and makes Marlena promise to keep thsi between them. Marlena assures that she doesn’t have to worry as everything she says is in strict confidence. Marlena sees how much pain she’s in and wishes she could help. Paulina assures that she just telling her has been a help because she can’t talk to her mother due to being judgmental. Marlena insists there is no judgment here and they can talk freely or maybe even find a solution. Marlena suggests Paulina book more appointments. Paulina questions therapy and says she’s never tried it. Paulina asks how long it takes to be cured. Marlena says it changes from person to person as there’s no set time, but what’s important is that she shows up and does the work. Paulina assures that hard work is no problem for her. Marlena asks if they should set up a schedule. Marlena states that maybe one day she’ll be comfortable sharing her secret with Abe and Lani. Paulina is unsure about that but admits that sharing it with Marlena did make her feel better. Paulina thanks her for listening. Marlena says she’s glad to help as Paulina hugs her. Paulina thanks her again and exits the office.

Lani asks when Abe is going to pop the question to Paulina. Abe admits he hasn’t given it much thought but he’s glad he was able to share his plans with her and he’s grateful that she gave her blessing. Lani tells him that she just wants him to be happy as they hug again.

Tripp toasts to the success of Sweet Bits Bakery. Johnny tells Allie and Chanel that they inspire him because they worked hard to make their dream come true so he’s going to do the same with his film. Tripp asks if he talked to Marlena about investing. Johnny confirms that he did and hasn’t heard back yet but he got a good feeling. Allie asks if he even has a script. Johnny confirms that he did since Marlena suggested he talk to Will and he remembered Will’s screenplay about Sami’s life. Allie recalls The Sami Brady Story which Chanel questions. Johnny explains that their brother Will wrote it a long time ago and he said he would send the script. Chanel jokes that her mother would love a movie about her life. Allie says their mother loves the spotlight too, but what Johnny is doing feels too personal. Johnny feels he’s making a great film. Allie points out that he doesn’t even have the script yet. Johnny takes that as Allie hating the idea like EJ which makes him love it even more. Tripp finds it strange to have actors playing your family. Allie agrees and asks who could do justice to Sami Brady. Johnny then suggests Allie do it.

Doug and Julie run in to Paulina at the hospital. Julie asks what she’s doing there and if everything is okay. Paulina assures that she’s perfectly healthy and she was just socializing with Marlena as she delivered her cookies from Sweet Bits. Julie mentions being at the opening and how everything was delicious. Julie praises the donuts which Doug remembers as Alice’s recipe. Paulina asks what brought them by the hospital. Julie explains that Doug was taking some tests and passed them with flying colors. Paulina encourages that Doug takes care of himself and calls Julie a lucky woman. Paulina tells them to enjoy their evening and goes to leave but Doug reaches behind. Paulina then stops and questions if Doug just grabbed her ass, shocking Julie. Julie apologizes to Paulina. Paulina asks if Doug makes a habit of that. Julie assures that he’s never done anything like this ever before but he’s been a little off lately. Julie says she’s mortified but Paulina tells her not to worry and that in a way it’s sort of a compliment. Paulina then exits the hospital.

Allie questions Johnny wanting her to play Sami in his movie. Chanel thinks he’s just trying to get back on her good side. Johnny insists that Allie looks a lot like Sami when she was young, so he thinks she’d make a great Sami. Tripp agrees that Allie does resemble her mom and jokes that he could play Steve. Allie points out that Tripp doesn’t have free time as a med student and her schedule is not wide open. Johnny says they would find a way to make it work. Chanel thinks Allie should do it. Tripp agrees but Allie says she’s a baker and a single mom, not an actress. Johnny tells Allie to think about it, as he could make her a star.

Julie pages Kayla and informs her that Doug had another little incident. Kayla asks if it was a relapse but Julie says it was inappropriate behavior. Julie explains how Doug suddenly grabbed Paulina’s behind which surprises Kayla. Julie thinks they better run the MRI after all.

Marlena calls John and says she was about to leave when a patient showed up and really needed a session to talk, so she had to take some time to digest it all.

Abe asks Lani to help him pick out an engagement ring when the time comes. Lani jokes that he can just pick out the biggest and flashiest ring as that is what Paulina likes. Paulina then arrives at the Pub and asks what she likes. Abe says Jules and Carver of course. Abe knew that when he told her Lani was bringing the twins, that she would not be able to stay away. Paulina comments that they are all family no matter how they are related and tonight she needed to be with her family. Abe then toasts to family.

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Update written by Joseph

Justin walks into the interrogation room and declares Rafe’s interview is over as he reveals that he is now Bonnie’s attorney. Bonnie asks if he’s really going to represent her and brings up yesterday. Justin responds that he wasn’t there for her yesterday, but he’s here now.

Chloe tells Nicole that it’s just them here right now as she asks if she’s going to admit that she has feelings for Rafe. Nicole asks what the point is. Chloe questions if she’s punishing herself for still feeling guilty for cheating on Eric. Chloe says she’s just trying to be her friend. Nicole acknowledges that Ava is her friend too, so there’s no way that she’s going to make a play for her man. Nicole worries about Ava being paranoid as it is. Chloe brings up Ava’s crazy history. Nicole says it’s not about that, but about doing the right thing. Nicole says the difference between her situation and Chloe’s with Brady is that Philip does have a reason to be jealous.

Gabi gets that Brady doesn’t want to cause trouble in his family but argues that it’s his legacy. Gabi says if Brady agrees that Philip is a threat to the company, then he owes it to his family to tell Victor. Philip then approaches and asks what the hell is going on here. Philip questions if Gabi and Jake are plotting with Brady behind his back.

Ben and Ciara walk through New Orleans, talking about all the food they have tried. They stop to kiss and agree that they will both work it off. Ciara talks about being married to the love of her life, having a honeymoon in New Orleans, and knowing they have their whole future ahead of them with no one to stop them makes her feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Ben tells her that he loves her so much as they continue kissing.

Gabi asks Philip why they would be plotting with Brady against their boss. Jake claims that they were putting Brady on notice for putting the keylogger on their computers and made it clear that he won’t get away with it. Brady calls them insane and repeats that he didn’t do it. Brady says he has work to do. Philip questions what kind of work. Brady says it’s not his business but it’s a very important project. Brady adds that Chloe is waiting for him as he walks away.

Ben and Ciara talk about being at the Oak Alley Plantation and it being where Hope and Bo’s love story took off. A woman approaches and welcomes them, asking if she can help. Ciara responds that they are here for a tour but the woman informs them that they just closed for the day.

Justin sits with Bonnie in the interrogation room. Bonnie guesses she should start at the beginning in 2003. Bonnie reminds him of the Buddy Bucks scam. Justin recalls the burger barn promotion to win a ticket for a million dollars. Bonnie explains that Calista’s husband Harrison worked at Buddy’s office and decided to keep the winning ticket for himself but he couldn’t cash it as an employee and that’s where she came in. Bonnie flashes back to Harrison giving her the winning ticket and threatening to handle anyone that messed with her. Bonnie informs Justin that Harrison planned the whole scam and then things took a turn.

Philip tells Gabi and Jake that he didn’t ask them to meet with Brady. Gabi claims that they hated that Philip accused them of spying on him and they could’ve lost their jobs, so they wanted to prove to him they didn’t do it. Jake claims that they warned Brady that if he didn’t back off, they would go to the authorities but Brady denied everything. Jake says that’s pretty much it but Gabi says except for the stuff he said about Chloe, so Philip questions what he said about Chloe.

Chloe questions Nicole thinking that Philip is justified in acting jealous. Nicole thinks Philip knows that Chloe had feelings for Brady that she couldn’t act on because he was with Kristen. Chloe states that she told Brady how she felt and then she moved on. Nicole points out that now Kristen is out of the picture and Chloe isn’t sure she made the right choice. Nicole says they all know Chloe’s feelings for Brady have not gone away. Brady then enters the office and asks if he’s interrupting.

Ciara asks the woman if there is no way they can see the grounds today. She confirms they are past visiting hours. Ciara guesses they just got caught up touring New Orleans and didn’t realize how late it was. Ben suggests they can come back tomorrow. Ciara points out that they just drove an hour and they have tickets to the voodoo museum tomorrow. Ben feels they can skip that since this is important to her. The woman asks what brings them here. Ciara explains that they are on their honeymoon and her parents came here a long time ago when they first started falling in love. Ciara adds that they always wanted to come back, but her father passed away. Ben suggests they just get going and claims he started to hear some thunder. The woman then decides that even though she’s not supposed to, she can show them around a bit, so she takes them in to Oak Alley Plantation.

Nicole tells Brady that he’s not interrupting and that she was just leaving. Chloe tells Nicole that she doesn’t have to go but she says she will see her tomorrow and exits. Chloe says she doesn’t know what that was about. Brady then reveals he heard Nicole talking about Chloe having feelings for him. Chloe says she was just telling Nicole about Wilkes-Barre and she drew her own conclusions. Brady asks if she was wrong. Chloe points out that Nicole had a valid point about Philip being paranoid about someone putting spyware on his computer. Brady says he told Philip that he had nothing to do with that. Chloe says Brady had to say that in front of him, but now that it’s just them, he can be honest. Chloe asks if he did it. Brady asks what if he did since they are business rivals.

Philip questions how Chloe’s name even came up. Gabi and Jake claim that Brady asked where they got the idea that he was behind the keylogger, so they told him it came from Philip and then Brady tried to turn it around, claiming Philip made him the enemy because he’s threatened by his past relationship with Chloe. Gabi claims that Brady went on about how Chloe is better off without him and that it’s only a matter of time before she dumps him. Philip questions Brady going around telling random employees of his that Chloe is going to leave him.

Bonnie tells Justin that it was the worst day of her live and given what happened yesterday, that’s saying a lot. Bonnie continues having flashbacks and goes in to Harrison coming on to her which is why she pulled the gun on him when he got forceful and shot him when he grabbed her. Calista then came back in to the room and found Harrison dead. As her flashback concludes, Bonnie cries to Justin that she killed Harrison. Justin encourages that it wasn’t her fault. Bonnie says she was married to a man who beat her senseless almost every day, so when Harrison touched her, she said no more and had to do what she had to do in order to protect herself. Bonnie continues her flashback where Calista didn’t believe Bonnie’s story and accused her of doing it for the money. Bonnie tells Justin that it was blood money so she flushed it down the toilet and imagined her whole life going down the drain with it and now it finally has.

Rafe runs in to Nicole outside the Brady Pub. Nicole says she was just going but Rafe points out that it looked like she was just going in. Nicole assumes Rafe was just leaving, which he confirms. Rafe asks if they can’t even say hello to each other anymore. Nicole says they just did and says she will see him. Rafe argues that there’s no reason to run away as it’s a small town and they are still friends. Rafe hopes she doesn’t expect them to avoid each other forever as he’s not down with that.

Chloe informs Brady that she told Philip that if Brady was behind the spyware, she would quit Basic Black and never speak to him ever again. Brady assures that he didn’t do it and asks if she believes him. Chloe confirms that she does. Brady doesn’t think they could get a long without her. Chloe points out that the business was fine without her before. Brady clarifies that he doesn’t think he could get along here without her.

Philip asks what else Brady said about him. Gabi brings up Philip following Brady and Chloe to Pennsylvania. Philip informs her that they were in bed together. Jake points out that Brady must have planned it. Gabi asks if maybe he has it wrong. Philip asks if she honestly believes that after seeing what Brady is trying to do. Philip thanks them for the info and walks away. Gabi tells Jake that’s what she calls teamwork.

After their tour of Oak Alley, Ciara tells Ben that it was a lot different than she expected. The woman asks if she was disappointed. Ciara says not at all and explains that to her it was all about her parents’ history but the plantation is about actual history of their country. Ciara mentions hearing old stories about the French colonizers planting oak trees that gave the place their name, but the truth is that the plants were built by slaves. Ben says it’s powerful to see all the names listed. The woman talks about how it gets to her to imagine the lives of her ancestors, but she’s grateful to remember them and present a picture of what the place used to be. She talks about building from their past and not ignoring it.

Nicole tells Rafe that they don’t have to avoid each other forever but it’s only been two days. Rafe complains that the whole thing was her idea. Nicole says she’s just trying to make it easier for he and Ava. Rafe knows Ava has had problems with jealousy but she will have to accept that he has some female friends. Nicole argues that it’s not that simple because he doesn’t have feelings for his other friends, like he does for her.

Justin brings Bonnie a water in the interrogation room and asks about her not seeing Calista again. Bonnie confirms that she didn’t for years but was always looking over her shoulder. Bonnie tells Justin that the cops finally came to her door because they found her husband dead in her backyard. Bonnie knows it looks bad that there are three dead bodies caused by her plus what she did to Adrienne so she could break out of prison. Bonnie cries that Justin forgave so much and she let him down, so she apologizes. Justin asks her about what happened this week. Bonnie guesses Calista heard that she was marrying rich, so she thought she could get her million dollars that she felt she owed her. Justin guesses Bonnie didn’t really invite Calista to the wedding. Bonnie admitted that she lied because she felt if Justin knew the truth, he’d be obligated to turn her in. Justin asks what Calista’s plan was. Bonnie explains that she brought Harrison’s gun with her fingerprints on it and threatened to turn it in to the police if she didn’t get her the one million dollars. Bonnie adds that Calista wanted her to drain Justin’s bank account but says she’d rather die than do that. Justin questions her stealing it from his cousin Xander instead. Bonnie figured that was dirty money anyways. Justin asks why she didn’t just come to him. Bonnie feels she couldn’t let him pay for her past sins. Bonnie explains that Calista overheard EJ and Xander talking about Xander having a millino dollars and she said she had to steal it for her, or else. Bonnie felt she had no choice to do it in order to save her life and her future with Justin. He asks if she gave Calista the money. Bonnie confirms that she did, but she still wanted revenge and pulled the gun on her. Bonnie swears she saw her life flash before her eyes, so she grabbed the gun and it went off. Bonnie states that Calista died in their bedroom. Justin acknowledges that it was an accident as she was trying to defend herself, just like with Harrison. Justin asks if that’s the whole story. Bonnie guesses that he doesn’t believe her. Bonnie asks if he does believe her. Justin confirms that he does. Bonnie asks if he still wants to defend her, now that he knows everything. Justin assures that he does, so she thanks him. Justin adds that he won’t lie, this is going to be a tough road now that she’s admitted to killing Calista, Harrison Lord, and her husband. Bonnie stops him to point out that she did not kill her husband.

Gabi tells Jake that she can’t believe how perfectly that worked out. Jake calls her incredible and jokes that it was a little scary. Jake asks now what. Gabi says they will circle back to make sure Brady talks to Victor about kicking Philip out of Titan. Jake feels Gabi is pretty convinced. Gabi asks if he’s worried. Jake asks what if it backfires and Victor names Brady CEO instead of them. Gabi argues that they tried that a million times and it never works out, so Victor needs someone like them. Gabi assures that this is going to work and that Philip is more jealous than ever. Jake admits that he doesn’t think Philip is crazy for thinking Brady is trying to move in on his woman. Gabi agrees which is why it was so easy, because Philip is close to the edge and when he implodes, Titan will be all theirs.

Brady hopes Chloe knows how much he thinks about her business acumen and persuasive abilities. Chloe jokes about this being an employee evaluation. Brady tells her that he just likes having her around and she makes the business better. Brady then says she makes everything better. Philip walks in. Chloe asks what he’s doing here. Philip points out that Chloe said she’s too busy for lunch but now she’s just shooting the breeze with a guy who told Gabi and Jake that he would do anything to win her back.

Rafe questions what makes Nicole think that he has feelings for her. Nicole says nevermind but Rafe wants to know where she heard that. Nicole then admits that Ava told her that he admitted it to her. Nicole apologizes for saying anything and says Rafe doesn’t have to explain, but he wants to. Rafe brings up Nicole leaning on him as a friend during her problems with Eric and Hope had just left, so part of him developed feelings for her but she was married to Eric, so it wasn’t going to go anywhere, so he didn’t pursue it. Nicole asks about now. Rafe says now he’s with Ava, so that’s the end of it. Rafe adds that it’s not like Nicole had those feelings for him.

Justin questions Bonnie not killing David. Bonnie makes sure that Justin is officially her lawyer so everything she says is confidential. Bonnie tells Justin about how David made her and her kids lives a living hell. Bonnie says one day, her daughter Mimi snapped as she had enough abuse. Justin questions if Mimi killed David. Bonnie confirms that she hit him with a fireplace poker but she couldn’t let Mimi go to prison, so she took the fall for her daughter. Justin questions her spending all those years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Bonnie tells him that he can never say that in court because no one can ever know. Bonnie just wanted Justin to know the whole truth. Justin tells her that a person with a big enough heart to do that for her daughter is the person he loves. Bonnie questions him still loving her. Justin assures that he loves her and he knows this will be a hard fight in court, but after it’s over, he still intends to marry her. Bonnie cries as she excitedly hugs Justin.

Jake suggests he and Gabi celebrate their success with donuts at the new Sweet Bits Bakery. Gabi complains that it was supposed to be her store so they will not support the bakery. Gabi suggests they just go home so they walk off together.

Philip tells Brady that Gabi and Jake told him that he went on about how Chloe’s going to leave him and is better off with him. Brady says he did not say that. Philip questions Brady not talking to them about him. Brady explains that they came to talk to him about the keylogger incident. Brady admits that he told them that he’s tired of Philip’s insecurity and jealousy and he thinks he’s a paranoid maniac. Philip calls this suspicious. Brady declares that he’s done and tells them to have fun together as he exits. Chloe tells Philip that he can stop marking his territory now. Philip complains that Brady pushes his buttons to make him look like a jerk to her. Chloe feels he could just ignore it but Philip says he can’t let Brady badmouth him to his employees behind his back. Philip adds that he just doesn’t want to lose Chloe because she means too much to him.

Nicole states that Rafe is with Ava now, so whatever feelings were there, it’s over and she’s moved on so this conversation is going on longer than she intended. Nicole tells Rafe that she’s going to get coffee and heads in to the Brady Pub.

Ciara asks if Ben is okay. Ben says that he is. Ciara asks if something is wrong. Ben claims he’s just tired. Ciara says this was a very affecting experience for both of them. They thank the woman for showing them around as she walks away. Ciara tells Ben that was emotional. Ciara suggests they go back down to the city and walk around the French Quarter for more delicious New Orleans food. Ben says that sounds good as they kiss. They hear thunder, so Ben says they should get a move on as it looks like a storm is coming. Ben and Ciara then walk away and leave Oak Alley Plantation before the storm begins..

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Ava is outside Julie’s Place and calls Rafe, who is at the police station. Rafe calls it a nice surprise and asks if everything is ok. Ava asks him to wish her luck because she’s going to check on her application at Julie’s Place. Rafe wishes her luck but says she won’t need it because Julie would be crazy not to hire her. Ava brings up her previous occupation so her resume being unconventional.

Philip is in Julie’s Place and calls Chloe. Chloe questions his call but Philip says he just wanted to check on her and see how her day was going. Philip adds that after chasing her to Pennsylvania, he felt she needed an attentive boyfriend instead of a crazed jealous one. Chloe tells him that her day is fine and asks what he’s doing. Philip mentions eating at Julie’s Place and invites her to join him. Chloe says she would love to but Brady needs her to finish the quarterly projections. Philip remarks that they wouldn’t want to disappoint Brady.

Gabi and Jake meet with Brady in the town square. Brady notes that Gabi’s text was vague and asks what this is about. Gabi informs Brady that it’s about him spying on Titan.

Bonnie is in the interrogation room and imagines Calista coming in to tell her she has no one left and that even Justin has abandoned her.

Justin sits at home a the Kiriakis Mansion. He looks at his wedding ring until Steve walks in and asks if Justin could use some company as he asks how he’s doing. Justin responds that his fiancée is in jail for larceny and murder, but other than that he’s doing great.

Brady questions Gabi and Jake thinking that he’s spying on them. Jake brings up Brady getting booted out of Titan so maybe he was looking for revenge. Gabi adds that now Brady is the competition. Jake suggests Brady could be looking for an edge to hack them. Brady asks if this is about the keylogger found on their computers because he already told Philip that he had nothing to do with it. Brady doesn’t know why Gabi thinks he’d be involved, but insists he didn’t touch the computers, and hopes that she wouldn’t think he would do something like that. Gabi admits that she doesn’t but says this is about Philip’s personal vendetta against him.

Philip asks if Chloe’s sure she can’t join him. Chloe says she’s sorry but she’s too busy for lunch so she calls a rain check. Philip tells her that he will see her tonight and they hang up. Nicole enters the office and tells Chloe that they aren’t that busy, so she could’ve gone to lunch. Chloe insists that she needs to finish the projections. Nicole asks if it was a good offer. Chloe says Philip was at Julie’s Place. Nicole hopes he’s not too disappointed. Chloe says that Philip was just calling to check on her. Nicole calls that sweet of him. Chloe states that normally it would be, but she can’t help but wonder if he was just calling to check up on her.

Ava goes in to Julie’s Place and sits at the bar where she spots Philip and greets him. Philip tells her that whatever she wants, he wants no part of it, because he learned from her that crime doesn’t pay.

Bonnie freaks out over her imagination of Calista. She screams until Rafe walks in and tells her to take it easy. Rafe asks her what’s going on and why she’s so scared.

Ava informs Philip that she is here checking on her job application which Philip questions and finds funny, because chef seems like an usual career path for a mob boss. Ava responds that she’s been cooking her whole life so she knows more than most chefs. Philip isn’t sure that it’s a suitable career path given her history of stealing and murdering people. Ava tells him that she left that life behind since she decided to make a change and now she’s in a relationship with the police commissioner. Ava declares that she will never go back to a life of organized crime or who she used to be. Ava says that Philip can doubt her, but she’s gone legit and has never been happier. Philip guesses he’s happy for her but jokes that if she had her old connections, she could find someone to break Brady’s legs for him.

Brady questions Gabi not thinking he’s spying on her then. Gabi apologizes for bringing it up and tells Jake that she doesn’t think Brady would sink that low. Brady guesses that Philip told them it was him. Jake and Gabi go along and claim that they couldn’t talk Philip out of the idea. Brady calls Philip a jealous maniac, who thinks he’s after his girlfriend.

Nicole asks Chloe why Philip would be checking up on her. Chloe asks if she hasn’t heard that she can’t be trusted. Nicole jokes about things being great in their relationship. Chloe says it was but lately Philip has been so jealous of Brady and convinced there is something going on between them. Chloe adds that she and Brady are friends that work together, but a few days ago they got stranded in Wilkes-Barre and Philip flew all the way over there to barge in to their motel room. Nicole questions them being in the same room. Chloe explains that the motel was fully booked and there was only one room available. Chloe calls it worse than uncomfortable. Nicole asks if she’s sure that Philip has nothing to worry about. Chloe asks if she’s saying Philip was justified. Nicole says she’s not but points out that Chloe did have feelings for Brady. Nicole adds that she’s the one who encouraged her to go for it with Brady. Chloe notes that she did tell Brady how she felt, but it didn’t work out because he was in love with Kristen, so she chose to be with Philip, and then after that, Brady decided he was interested in her. Chloe says she made her choice and stayed with Philip. Nicole asks if she’s happy with that decision.

Steve informs Justin that Bonnie did not make bail. Justin says good because he never wants to see her again. Steve thinks that’s a little harsh. Justin brings up that Steve warned him and always saw her for what she truly is; a con artist. Justin says he couldn’t see the truth right in his face. Steve points out that he loved her. Justin asks if he did or if he was blinded by how much Bonnie looked like Adrienne. Steve thinks it was more than that. Justin feels he made himself believe that Bonnie had Adrienne’s goodness and he created a fantasy about who she was. Steve asks if it was really fantasy. Justin says he convinced himself that Bonnie changed but she’s the same that she’s always been, so he’s glad he got out of it before she took everything.

Bonnie tells Rafe that she was just having a bad dream. Rafe points out that she was awake. Bonnie calls it a long night. Rafe understands she fired her public defender. Bonnie complains about not getting out on bail and claims she’s not guilty. Rafe asks if she wants to tell him about it since she no longer has representation, she can answer his questions and he might be able to help her. Rafe says that’s if she tells him her side of the story.

Chloe tells Nicole that she was happy with her decision until Philip started acting like a jealous teenager which is a huge pain. Chloe asks if she can imagine someone following her halfway around the country to demand she swear her allegiance to him. Nicole asks if her feelings are gone. Chloe says she still wants to be with Philip, but he has to stop the jealousy because it’s ruining everything. Chloe adds that Philip is getting so paranoid that he thinks Brady is spying on Titan.

Brady tells Jake and Gabi that Philip is obsessed with the idea that he’s going to steal Chloe from him. Brady informs them about Philip following them on their business trip. Gabi remarks that it makes a lot more sense now that he’s telling them and claims they’ve been confused by the way Philip has been acting. Jake adds that it’s like Philip is thinking about Brady all the time. Gabi says he should hear the comments Philip makes around the office.

Ava asks Philip why he would want someone to break Brady’s legs. Philip calls it just a joke but Ava doesn’t believe that and guesses it’s a woman. Ava asks who the lucky lady is. Philip informs her that he’s seeing Chloe. Ava asks where Brady comes in. Philip responds that Brady has been obsessed with Chloe since losing Kristen and has been doing everything he can to take her away from him. Philip adds that Brady acts like he’s spending time with Chloe for work, but he’s not as clever as he thinks he is. Ava asks if he’s threatened. Philip talks about Brady pulling moves to get closer to Chloe than acts like he’s the crazy one. Philip asks Ava if she thinks he’s being paranoid. Ava responds that she actually knows exactly how he feels.

Bonnie asks Rafe what he wants to know. Rafe wants to hear her version of what happened yesterday, since she said she’s innocent and didn’t shoot Calista. Bonnie says that she didn’t. Rafe points out that she ended up dead in her room, so he will need more details. Rafe says he just wants the truth. Bonnie informs Rafe that the gun went off accidentally and swears that she wasn’t trying to kill her. Bonnie calls it self defense because Calista was going to kill her. Bonnie recalls Calista pointing the gun at her, so she knew she had to do whatever she could. Bonnie admits she was desperate and thought she was going to die on her wedding day, so she lunged for the gun, they struggled, and then it went off, and Calista was dead. Rafe calls it some story and he’s glad she told him. Bonnie asks if Rafe believes her.

Brady asks what else Philip has been saying about him. Jake and Gabi say Philip does more than just talk and he’s obsessed, like he’s barely paying attention to his job. Gabi claims she likes Philip so she takes no pleasure in telling him this, but her business depends on Titan and she’s afraid that Philip is going to run the entire company to the ground. Brady asks if they’ve called him on it. Jake points out that he’s their boss and he’s past the point of listening. Brady suggests going to Victor but Gabi worries about her working relationship with Philip if she goes over his head. Gabi starts to say she doesn’t know if she should tell Brady this. Brady responds that it’s good to know that he’s not the only one who has witnessed Philip’s insane behavior lately. Gabi says they are just trying to figure out how to handle it. Gabi then suggests Brady talk to Victor.

Philip questions Ava knowing how he feels from personal experience and asks if it’s her and Rafe. Ava explains that when she and Rafe started getting close, she was worried about Rafe and Nicole. Philip thought they were just friends. Ava confirms they were, but when Nicole and Eric split for good, Rafe became her shoulder to cry on, so she became convinced something was going on and then Rafe admitted he had feelings for Nicole. Philip asks why she’s not breaking Nicole’s legs then. Ava explains that Nicole agreed to stay away from Rafe. Philip calls her lucky and wishes he could get a similar deal with Brady. Ava asks what Chloe says about it. Philip responds that she said she’d stop seeing Brady if he can prove that Brady is spying on him.

Chloe tells Nicole about Philip being convinced that Brady put a keylogger on his computer. Nicole doesn’t think that’s Brady’s style but Chloe says there was no arguing with Philip. Nicole asks what he’s going to do about it. Chloe says she had to agree that if Philip can prove it, then she would stop spending time with Brady. Chloe adds that if Brady didn’t do it, there is nothing to prove. Chloe doesn’t want to talk about her jealous boyfriend anymore and asks what’s going on with Nicole. Nicole says she’s okay. Chloe knows they haven’t really talked since her and Eric broke up. Chloe hopes they are working things out in the time that has passed. Nicole reveals they are working out their divorce proceedings. Chloe says she’s so sorry as she knows it must be hard on her. Nicole admits it’s harder than she thought as she not only has to say goodbye to Eric but to a part of herself. Chloe encourages her to lean on her friends like her and Rafe. Nicole responds that she can’t lean on Rafe anymore.

Bonnie tells Rafe that she told him what happened and asks if he believes her. Rafe says he has a few more questions. Bonnie says she’s an open book. Rafe questions why her sister in law tried to kill her. Bonnie claims she was just crazy. Rafe asks why Calista was using that particular gun. Bonnie says he’s got her there too. Rafe questions Calista just showing up on her wedding day looking to shoot her. Bonnie repeats that Calista was crazy. Rafe asks if it has nothing to do with Bonnie using that exact gun to kill Calista’s husband.

Steve tells Justin that he understands why he feels conned by Bonnie and he has good reason to feel betrayed, but he doesn’t think they know the whole story. Justin asks what part they are missing since they caught Bonnie with Xander’s money and a gun. Justin argues that Bonnie was ready to say her vows, knowing that her sister in law was lying dead in their bed upstairs. Justin adds that those are not the actions of an innocent woman, that he was prepared to spend the rest of his life with. Justin calls it an insult to Adrienne’s memory. Steve doesn’t think Adrienne would see it that way. Justin talks about convincing himself that he could have the kind of life and happiness with Adrienne and he thought he’d share that with Bonnie of all people. Steve tells Justin that he’s allowed to move on. Justin brings up that Steve warned him and kept telling him that Bonnie is not Adrienne, but he wouldn’t listen. Steve notes that he also changed his mind about Bonnie. Steve admits he didn’t want to give her a chance but Justin told him to keep an open mind and convinced him that people change. Justin states that he was wrong. Steve asks if he was wrong, or if he is wrong now.

Brady questions Gabi thinking he should say something to Victor. Gabi points out that Victor is his grandfather and he’ll always love him. Brady is unsure so Jake guesses they have a complicated relationship. Brady brings up that he works for Victor’s competition now. Gabi thinks he would still listen to him. Brady questions why he would since he doesn’t work for Titan anymore. Gabi insists that someone needs to tell Victor what’s happening with Philip and she thinks he should hear it from family. Brady asks what’s really going on here. Gabi claims she’s just worried about the company. Brady questions if she doesn’t have any ulterior motives here. Gabi talks about Gabi Chic being her life’s work and claims she’s in danger of Philip ruining it. Brady says he can’t argue that he thinks Philip is unfit for the position and remarks that either one of them would make a better CEO than him at this point. Gabi insists that they are in danger of Philip destroying the entire company.

Philip tells Ava of his theory that Brady is spying on him at work and wants everything he has, from his girlfriend to his company. Philip argues that Brady failed at Titan and at marriage, so he’s gotten desperate. Philip declares that once he finds the proof, Chloe will see it too. Ava hopes that works out for him. Philip asks about her and Rafe, guessing she feels better that Rafe and Nicole agreed to keep their distance. Ava talks about the worst thing was not having confirmation and having your mind wander, but they hashed it out and now have a fresh start. Philip asks if Rafe’s feelings for Nicole are behind him. Ava assures that they are. Philip asks if Ava can put it behind her and get past the jealousy.

Justin questions Steve defending Bonnie. Steve just thinks there is something not right here and his gut tells him there is more to the story of Calista’s death and the million dollars. Justin mocks the idea. Steve admits that the money doesn’t look good, but there was something off about Calista. Steve notes that Bonnie was clearly upset when Calista showed up and talks about how Calista tried to put the moves on him. Justin questions that meaning she deserved to be murdered. Steve asks why Bonnie shot her and what Calista was doing here in the first place. Justin asks if it matters. Steve thinks that it does. Steve knows Justin is hurt and feels betrayed, but argues that it’s not like him to turn his back on her. Justin asks what he’s supposed to do, pretend like yesterday never happened? Steve advises Justin to go down there and hear her out.

Bonnie asks Rafe who told him that she killed Calista’s husband. Rafe reveals that they found a letter among Calista’s things and it just got back from forensics. Rafe reads the letter where Calista wrote that she arrived in Salem to attend Bonnie’s wedding, a great risk to herself. Calista added that Bonnie stole a million dollars from her and her husband Harrison and when Harrison confronted Bonnie, she killed him. Calista wrote about holding onto the gun all these years and that it would be found covered in Bonnie’s fingerprints. Calista hoped to use the gun to make Bonnie pay the money back, but she’s afraid a similar fate to Harrison would befall her when she confronted Bonnie. Bonnie argues that Calista is lying.

Chloe questions Nicole saying that Ava forbids her from being around Rafe. Nicole clarifies that no one forbids her and it was her idea to stay away, because she decided it would be best since Rafe and Ava are in a new relationship while she’s still recovering from losing Eric. Nicole says she doesn’t want to make things more complicated for them or herself. Chloe calls that noble of her and doesn’t think she’d be willing to make the same sacrifice. Nicole points out that Ava is her friend. Chloe questions Nicole being willing to give up her friendship with Rafe. Nicole says it won’t last forever but feels she has no choice since Rafe is with Ava now and she does not need more trouble.

Bonnie insists that what Calista wrote in the letter is all lies. Rafe notes that the evidence says otherwise, since her prints are on the gun and Calista’s dead body was found in her room and Bonnie had Xander’s million dollars. Bonnie argues that Rafe can’t prove that she killed anyone. Rafe asks if she really thinks a jury will vote to acquit after all of this. Rafe warns Bonnie that if this goes to court, she’s going down.

Justin asks Steve how he’s supposed to hear Bonnie out since she’s in jail. Steve suggests he go visit her. Justin argues that she already has an attorney. Steve informs him that Bonnie fired her attorney. Justin questions what she’s thinking. Steve suggests he go find out because Bonnie needs help. Justin declares that he can’t be the one to give it because he’s not going to give her another chance to play him for a fool. Steve doesn’t think that will happen. Justin argues that he doesn’t even know if he can believe a single word Bonnie says. Steve tells him that no matter what Bonnie might have or not done, he was ready to give his heart to her and start a life with her. Steve questions if Justin can honestly tell him that his feelings for Bonnie are just gone and he doesn’t still love her.

Brady argues that telling Victor that his son is unfit to run the company is a serious move, so he’ll have to think about it before saying anything. Gabi gets that he doesn’t want to cause trouble in his family but argues that it’s his legacy. Gabi says if Brady agrees that Philip is a threat to the company, then he owes it to his family to tell Victor. Philip then approaches and asks what the hell is going on here.

Chloe admits that Ava sounds like Philip in the way she treated Nicole and Rafe. They joke about how Ava and Philip used to work together. Nicole points out that Ava didn’t go as far as Philip. Chloe notes that Ava went far enough for Nicole to worry and stay away from one of her best friends because of what was going on in her mind. Nicole then reveals it wasn’t all in Ava’s mind because Rafe admitted to having feelings for her. Chloe asks how Nicole feels about that.

Steve runs in to Ava as she’s leaving Julie’s Place. Ava asks if he’s heading in for lunch. Steve confirms Kayla is meeting him after her shift. Ava thanks Steve for his advice. Steve asks if she talked to Rafe. Ava informs him that they worked things out and things are going really well. Steve is glad to hear it and says all they can do is be open and honest because nothing hurts a relationship more than keeping secrets…

Rafe warns Bonnie that this would go easier if she just told him why she took Xander’s money. Rafe asks if that part of Calista’s letter is true and if she stole from her and her husband. Justin then walks in and declares the interview is over as he reveals that he is now Bonnie’s attorney.

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Gwen tells Jack that it’s time he knew the truth about Dr. Snyder and what he was holding over her. Jack is glad she decided to trust him. Gwen says it’s not that she didn’t trust him but because what Snyder had over her was something horrible that she was so ashamed of and she was afraid Jack would disown her. Gwen adds that living with her deception has been more difficult, so she can’t keep this from him any longer.

EJ calls the judge while Xander pleads with him. EJ argues that Xander broke the terms of their agreement and says that was a very big mistake. EJ declares that he has no choice but to see to it that Xander paid for his crimes.

Kayla is in Marlena’s office with her. Marlena asks if Kayla really thinks Bonnie murdered her sister in law and then stole a million dollars from Xander. Kayla responds that she honestly doesn’t know what to think but she just feels so bad for Justin. Kayla then gets a text from Jack, cancelling the appointment to check out Doug. Marlena hopes that means Doug is back to being himself again.

Julie declares that she is so thrilled that their family recipe will be available to everyone in Salem right here in the square. Julie calls it a wonderful occasion and that the donuts taste exactly like Alice’s. Doug stops her and asks who the heck is Alice. Julie tells him that Alice Horton is her grandmother. Doug suggests she just take a box of donuts over to her and ask what she thinks of them then.

In Boston, Chad informs Abigail that her mom let him in. Chad says it’s really good to see her. Abigail says it’s good to see him too. Chad asks if he can hug her.

Xander argues that EJ can’t send him to prison after everything he’s done for him. EJ can’t recall oweing him anything. Xander reminds him of how he made sure EJ was fed in Nashville while he was helpless. Xander grabs EJ’s phone from him. EJ demands that he give it back. Xander asks what he will do if he doesn’t.

Abigail and Chad hug. She mentions that he didn’t tell her that he was coming. Chad admits he was afraid she would talk him out of it because it’s clear that she has no plans of coming home. Chad brings up the kids missing her. Abigail says that’s why she writes them every night and checks in on them. Chad tells her that he misses his wife and asks her to come home back to her life with them.

Gwen imagines telling Jack the truth about how she lied about Abigail causing her miscarriage.

Abigail informs Chad that she can’t come home yet because her grandma’s estate is still a mess and she’s not going to leave her mom alone to deal with it. Chad argues that she said she needed space, so he stayed away but it’s been months. Chad asks if Jennifer can’t find someone else to help finish everything up. Abigail repeats that she’s sorry but she needs more time. Chad stops her and begs her to just talk to him.

Johnny enters Marlena’s office. Kayla hugs him and says she heard he was in town and it’s so good to see him. Johnny tells her to tell his dad that. Kayla says she will and she’ll call him to get together. Kayla says goodbye to Marlena and exits. Johnny then greets Marlena and says he’s sorry she hasn’t seen him before now. Marlena asks why he came to her office instead of the house. Johnny informs her that he’s having problems with Allie and wanted to talk to her in private. Marlena asks what kind of problems he’s having with his sister. Johnny says he will get to that, but first he just wants to say he knows how much she helped Allie when things were tough, how much that meant to her, and that she probably couldn’t have gotten through it without her. Johnny talks about how lucky they are but Marlena thinks he’s laying it on thick. Johnny says he means it but Marlena knows the look on his face and guesses that he wants something, so she asks what it is.

EJ warns Xander that if he leaves without his phone, he’ll just get another phone and speak to the judge. EJ adds that he won’t like what happens after he does. Xander tries to argue but EJ says he’s not waiting any longer. Xander declares that EJ is not leaving this room, until he gets his word that he won’t call the judge back to send him to prison.

Julie takes Doug to the Horton Town Square plaque and reminds him of who Tom and Alice are and that he loves them so much. Doug acknowledges that they are her grandparents and that the town square is dedicated to their memory. Julie guesses that he just read that off the plaque. Doug argues that they are just enjoying this beautiful summer day together. Julie tells him not to pretend and asks for the truth. Doug admits that he feels Tom and Alice were very fine people, but he doesn’t know either one of them. Doug then asks why he can’t remember them and what is wrong with him. Julie responds that she doesn’t know but they are going to find out and fix this.

Johnny asks why Marlena thinks he’s after something. Marlena points out that if he wanted to talk about Allie, he would’ve called and made an appointment. Johnny then admits he wants something, but claims he just wanted to spend time with her. Marlena is sure flattery gets him a long way, but people come here to be honest. Johnny then admits he wants to make an independent film and he needs investors to help him finance his dream.

Doug and Julie go to the hospital. Kayla is surprised to see them since Jack canceled their appointment. Julie explains that was because she asked him to, but since then, they both think that was a mistake.

EJ tells Xander that he is no longer the vegetable he was in Nashville. Xander laughs and asks if he’s sure about that. EJ then punches Xander down and declares that he’s sure.

Gwen snaps out of her imagination. Jack says he can see that whatever she did is torturing her so he asks her to tell him about her and Dr. Snyder.

Abigail tells Chad that Grandma just kept a lot of stuff in her house and talks about how she was going through an upstairs closet, where she found a box with things for a newborn. Abigail says she and Jennifer wondered who she kept it for and they asked if they should keep it, donate it, or trash it and that’s when it hit her that Gwen’s daughter would’ve been Abigail’s niece and Chad’s daughter, so their kids’ half-sister. Abigail thought she was doing fine and getting past all of that, but that child was a member of their family and she’s never really seen it like that. Abigail declares that no matter what anyone says, she can’t help but feel that she killed that child. Chad assures Abigail that she did not kill the child and would not do that. Chad calls Abigail one of the best mothers he’s ever seen and talks about the letters she writes the kids. Chad says when he doesn’t know how to handle their problems, she does. Abigail thanks him for being sweet. Abigail cries that she loves her kids but can’t help but think that Gwen probably loved her baby too, while she just wanted that baby to disappear and even told Gwen that the baby would be better off without her as mother, then that’s what happened.

Jack encourages Gwen to just say it. Gwen says it’s more how to say it. Gwen thinks back to Xander suggesting she tell Jack that she used to be a hooker. Gwen then tells Jack that Dr. Snyder knew that she used to be a prostitute.

Xander gets back up with a bloody mouth from EJ’s punch and warns that he shouldn’t have done that. EJ asks what he’s going to do about it. Xander then tackles EJ.

Marlena asks Johnny about his movie. Johnny says he wants to put a new focus on every day life and has a couple shorts on his phone. Marlena asks if he has any other investors. Johnny says he almost had Tony and Anna, but EJ made sure that didn’t happen as all he cares about is him being the next generation at DiMera. Johnny says he’ll never do it as he knows what he wants and he’s going to make his dream come true.

Xander asks if EJ had enough. EJ punches Xander again. Xander ducks EJ’s next punch. EJ declares that it’s not done untli there’s only one of them left standing. Xander hits EJ with more punches and asks if he’s sure about that. EJ then throws Xander across the bed. Xander grabs a lamp and throws it at EJ but misses. They then continue hitting each other as they fight against the wall. EJ knocks Xander down with two more punches but Xander gets up and charges at EJ once more.

Marlena asks Johnny for the theme of his movie. Johnny admits he hasn’t really settled on one idea yet, but he thinks it would be cool to do like an indy version of the life of Greta Thunberg or Matt Frazier even if he doesn’t see them giving him the rights to their story. Johnny declares that he just wants the focus to be on somebody he could connect with and inspires him. Johnny adds that he is also writing the movie which Marlena calls ambitious. Johnny feels it eliminates any fights between writer and director. Marlena suggests calling Will, since he spent time in Hollywood and learned about navigating difficult situations.

EJ knocks Xander down and kicks him over. EJ complains about Xander feeding him lima beans that he spit out in Nashville. EJ declares that he who laughs last, laughs best as Xander lies on the floor in pain. EJ then walks out of Xander’s room.

Gwen tells Jack that it was when she moved to Philly, before she met Jake, and her fresh start turned in to a kick in the teeth as her job fell through while she had no savings. Gwen says she wasn’t about to go hungry on the streets, so she started making contacts and offering her services. Jack asks if that’s how she met Dr. Snyder. Gwen claims that he was one of her clients. Jack questions if he lived in Philadelphia. Gwen claims he was there for a medical convention or something. Jack recalls Snyder being the doctor who told her that the baby was gone and how he was there when Jack came to see her. Gwen points out that Dr. Snyder threatened to tell Jack about her unless she did what he wanted. Gwen tells Jack that she’s so ashamed of what she’s done and all the things she did to his family when she moved here. Gwen cries that she’s not that person anymore and asks if he can ever forgive her.

Chad tells Abigail that she has to find a way to forgive herself because Gwen waged an attack on her since the day they hired her. Chad adds that he bought her lies and he’ll never understand why, but that baby was conceived because of his mistake. Chad says that if Gwen is still coming between them, it’s because of him. Abigail recalls Chad trying to make her feel better and saying he didn’t want to have a baby with Gwen. Abigail says she knows the kind of father Chad is, so she asks him to be honest on if there is any part of him that hates her for what she did to his child.

Kayla checks Doug’s blood pressure and heart rate and says it’s all good. Julie explains that today they are concerned about his mind because he forgot that he locked her in the freezer at the restaurant, confused Marlena and Vivian, and now he can’t remember Tom and Alice. Julie asks Kayla to help her understand what’s happening to Doug. Doug clarifies that she’s asking if he has alzheimer’s. Kayla says there are a lot of possible causes for memory lapses and a lot are treatable. Julie feels there is hope then. Kayla is glad they decided to come today and hopes it will ease their mind. Kayla says she will do a lot of tests and when she gets the answers, they will figure out the next step together.

Johnny calls Marlena a genius and remembers them all moving to Hollywood so that Will could sell a screenplay he had written about Sami’s life. Johnny wonders if Will would let him read his script. Marlena suggests asking him and says Will can call her if he resists. Marlena adds that she will talk to John about maybe getting involved financially. Johnny jokes that he knows she’s the one who calls the shots. Marlena says that’s not true at all as she and John are equal partners. Marlena advises Johnny to save some of his charm for when he gets to Hollywood because he’s going to need it. Marlena asks if he knows anything about making an elevator pitch. He doesn’t, so she tells him to look it up. Johnny calls her amazing. Marlena says she has to work to do, so they hug and Johnny says it was good to see her as he exits the office.

Gwen asks Jack to say something as he looks so upset. Jack responds that he is upset with himself, because she wouldn’t have been forced to do what she did if he had been in her life. Jack understands that she did what she had to do to survive. Gwen questions if he’s not ashamed of her. Jack cries that he’s done so many things in his life that he’s ashamed of, so if he judged her harshly then he’d be the biggest hypocrite. Jack brings up his adoptive father Harper and how he hunted and killed women who were sex workers. Gwen acknowledges Jack’s life wasn’t easy either. Jack is glad he met Jennifer and that Gwen got out of that life before meeting a psychopath like Harper. Jack hugs Gwen and tells her that she’s safe now. Jack cries that she is his daughter and after what she told him, she will always have a place in his life and in his heart.

Chad tells Abigail that the idea of fathering a child with Gwen was a nightmare but then he thought the child didn’t ask to be born, so he knew he had to try his best to be a father to that baby. Chad assures that no part of him hates Abigail for anything. Chad wishes Abigail would fly back with him today, so they and the kids could be a family again. Abigail says she wants that, but she can’t, because it’s not just about the guilt or how she feels about Gwen and the baby, but about them. Abigail brings up that Chad was unfaithful to her and she’s having a really hard time seeing him as the man she saw before, the love of her life, and devoted husband. Abigail admits she’s having a really hard time trusting Chad. Chad wants to help her do that, however long it takes and whatever he has to do, because he is devoted, from now on, to making her happy and making her feel safe and loved. Chad calls Abigail the most important person in the world to him and says she always will be. Chad declares that he’s nothing without her. Chad asks Abigail to come home with him.

Kayla tells Julie that she knows it’s scary but they will try not to think of the worst. Doug agrees they will do their best. Kayla says she will be back when she has scheduled the tests, so she exits the room. Doug tells Julie that he knows who he is and who she is, so even if he forgets their names, he will never forget how much he loves her as they hug.

Jack tells Gwen that when he thinks about what she’s been through, it breaks his heart. Gwen asks him not to feel sorry for her anymore and says it’s okay because of how blessed she is to have a father that loves her and believes in her. Jack feels blessed too because Gwen trusts him enough to be open with him. Jack hopes that his love for her and belief in her helps her believe in herself. Jack declares he will do everything he can to help and support her as he will always be there for her. Gwen cries that she’s so grateful as they hug. Jack then gets a call from Jennifer, so Gwen tells him to take it. Jack answers the call and asks how everything is going as he exits the room. Gwen tells herself that she went with Xander’s ridiculous hooker story because she’s a coward, but she couldn’t let her father hate her.

Xander pulls himself up in pain in his room and declares that the one that laughs last, hardest, and longest is going to be him.

Johnny goes to the DiMera Mansion where EJ is pouring a drink and asks if he had a tough day at the office. EJ asks if he got the financing for his pipe dream. Johnny says he might have and also got a lead on a hot script, but doesn’t think EJ will be a fan of the subject because it’s called The Sami Brady Story. EJ asks if he’s joking. Johnny responds that he’s not and he’s afraid some of the characters don’t get their happy Hollywood ending.

Abigail agrees to come home with Chad. She tells Chad that there is nothing more that she wants in the world than to let go of the guilt and pain and come home to he and the kids. Chad assures that he’s got her and he knows it won’t be easy but he’ll be with her every step of the way as he hugs her.

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Ben and Ciara kiss in their room until Shane Donovan shows up at the door. Ciara answers and greets her Uncle Shane. Ben recognizes Shane’s name and that he is Paige Larson’s grandfather. Ben introduces himself and explains that he’s the one responsible for Paige’s death. Ciara insists that he’s not that person anymore. Ben doesn’t think Shane wants to hear any excuses. Shane informs Ben that he made peace with what happened to Paige a long time ago. Shane doesn’t want to rush but says he does need to get the amethyst back to Alamainia as soon as possible. Ciara hands it to him. Shane calls it beautiful but wonders if the jewels are really worth all the pain they have caused..

Sonny joins Will at home. Will mentions not getting much sleep and being amped up from the drag queen competition. Will says he has to finish a story before he gets scooped again. Will then checks to see if anything has been posted and is surprised by what he sees.

Billie and Kyle wait around the police station. Kyle praises getting back the ruby and citrine gems. Billie doesn’t care and is worried about her brother, Austin. Kyle tells Billie that she’s going to have to face that her brother is guilty.

Austin is in the interrogation room with Carrie. Austin tells her that he didn’t do this and asks if she believes him.

Will shows Sonny the article he found about his uncle Austin being arrested for jewel theft. Will wonders if he should call Kate or let Chad break it to her. Sonny notes that Chad is still sleeping.

Chad wakes up with a headache, wondering how much he drank last night. Chad then rolls over and is shocked to find Leo in bed with him. Chad jumps out of bed and questions what Leo is doing here. Leo asks if he doesn’t remember their torrid night of passion. Chad questions what he is talking about. Leo claims that Chad enjoyed himself and proposed to him.

Anna makes a phone call, demanding to speak to the chief of police because they arrested her son in law. Anna calls the charges trumped up and demands his release. Anna says they will see what her good friend, the US Ambassador, has to say about that as she hangs up. Anna asks Tony for the name of the ambassador but he has no idea. Anna tells Tony to stop being calm and complains about Carrie not letting her go to the station with her. Marlena and John arrive. John asks if there’s any news on Austin. Anna remarks that they wouldn’t tell them if there was. Anna blames John for turning Austin over to the police. Tony points out that’s because John and Carrie found stolen jewels in Austin’s bag. Anna argues that he didn’t have to tell the police. John reminds her of his oath to the ISA. Anna asks what about his oath to family. Anna complains that her daughter could lose her husband because of John. Tony questions looking the other way. Anna argues that Austin would never be involved in a jewel theft ring.

Billie tells Kyle that she knows her brother and he’s not involved in this. Kyle argues that with the evidence, there’s no way he’s not involved. Billie insists that she will find out the explanation. Kyle tells her that she can’t go talk to Austin. Billie asks if he will turn her in. Kyle says no and offers to go in with her, but Billie says she has to do this by herself. Billie asks him to go talk to Anna. Kyle assures that he’s on her side and kisses her. Kyle then exits the station.

Carrie tells Austin that she does believe him and asks how exactly the jewels got in his bag. Billie enters the room and declares she’d like to know the answer to that herself.

Ben wakes up in bed with Ciara. Ciara asks if he got any sleep last night. Ben says he’s fine but Ciara knows he’s thinking about Shane and that it was hard for him to come face to face with him. Ben thought it would’ve been harder on Shane when he talked about Paige, but it was like it didn’t matter to him. Ciara notes that he said he accepted it or maybe it was too hard to talk about. Ben felt it seemed like the gem was the only thing he cared about. Ben admits that considering what he did, he expected a bigger reaction out of him. There’s then a knock at the door, so Ben answers and sees Shane with a gun pointed at him.

Eli suggests they do something fun as their three day weekend comes to an end. Paulina complains about her friend Michelle being furious with her for being careless with the orange diamond ring. Paulina asks Abe if he’s heard from Shane. Abe says he got confirmation that the orange diamond is one of the missing gems. Lani says at least now they know the ring doesn’t belong to Paulina or Michelle, so maybe she won’t be so upset that it was stolen. They hear a jet ski, so Paulina pulls out her binoculars and sees that it’s Michelle and she is headed straight for them.

Shane tells Ben not to play games as he asks where it is. Ciara asks what’s going on. Shane reveals that last night, someone knocked him out and locked him in the supply closet. Ben asks if they got the amethyst. Shane asks what they are talking about. Ben and Ciara inform him that they gave it to him last night, but Shane reveals he wasn’t there last night. Ciara says he was, unless it was someone who looked exactly like him. Shane worries about them giving him the amethyst.

“Shane” goes to see Tony, Anna, John, and Marlena to ask how are they holding up. Anna complains about the ISA having Austin arrested last night and argues that he’s no jewel thief. “Shane” remarks that sometimes, people just aren’t who they seem to be…

Chad tells Will and Sonny to keep Leo away from him. Leo tells them that Chad experimented with him. Chad insists that he’s lying. Will believes Chad. Leo calls him rude and says he won’t help him with another article. Leo insists that he and Chad made passionate love last night. Chad repeats that this isn’t happening. Leo thought he’d be more understanding since his best friends are Will and Sonny. Will then pulls up security footage from last night, that shows Chad and Leo going in to separate rooms last night and then Leo snuck in to Chad’s bed about ten minutes ago while he was sleeping. Chad is thrilled while Leo questions them having security cameras. Leo still calls it the best ten minutes of Chad’s life.

Billie asks Carrie if she’s sure that nobody else went to their room. Carrie explains how she and Austin were in bed when he got the call about his trip and then he went to get his bag. Carrie says that she and John were in the room with the bag until they found the jewels. Billie promises not to give up and adds that nothing gets by Kyle either. Carrie mentions meeting Kyle last night while Austin was being booked and he didn’t seem to open to another theory of the crime. Billie admits he’s not the most warm but he’s a great agent and very honest. Carrie points out that he’s also very handsome. Billie tries to deny it but admits he’s hot. Carrie asks if something is going on with them. Austin wants to get back to his situation. Billie insists that Kyle wants to find the truth as much as they do. Billie promises it’s going to be okay and tells Austin to hang in there.

Kyle goes to see Anna, Tony, John, and Marlena. “Shane” is inside and introduces them to one of his best agents, Agent Kyle Graham. Kyle says it’s nice to meet them all and mentions hearing a lot about John. Kyle presents the sapphire, citrine, and the ruby while “Shane” has the emerald and diamond, so “Shane” says they should get them back to Alamainia as quick as possible. Kyle asks if they should wait for Billie since she’s still in with Austin. “Shane” responds that they will call her on the way and she can meet them at the airstrip. “Shane” says it was wonderful seeing them all again. He adds that the kingdom of Alamainia owes John gratitude and tells them to stay well as he and Kyle exit.

Ben questions Shane knowing who “Shane” is. Ciara apologizes and guesses that it was Drew. Shane calls John and reveals that was not him who just left, but his twin brother, Drew Donovan.

Paulina tells Lani, Abe, and Eli that they have to get out of here. Paulina swears about Michelle’s crazy temper and says they have no time to pack. Paulina then opens the door to see her friend Michelle and asks what brings her here.

Will and Sonny call Leo disgusting and asks why he’s doing this to Chad. Leo claims he was just trying to push him out of his comfort zone. Leo asks if Chad didn’t have fun and feel empowered as a drag queen. Leo asks when the last time Will and Sonny had a night out on the town like that. Leo adds that it was so easy for Sonny to believe Will was cheating on him because they became like an old married couple. Sonny argues that Leo is not selfless. Leo suggests he just wanted all of them to be friends. Leo then decides to go pack.

Lani and Eli are shocked to see Paulina’s friend Michelle is a young woman, as they thought she was referring to Michelle Obama, since she said Michelle gave her the diamond ring at the white house. Paulina clarifies that is because her name is Michelle White. Paulina introduces Michelle to Abe, Eli, and Lani. Abe adds that Paulina also called Michelle’s husband one of the most powerful people in the world. Paulina admits she may have exaggerated but praises him anyways. Michelle tells Paulina that she owes her an apology because she had no idea she gave her a stolen gem and she could’ve been killed.

Billie goes to see Anna, Tony, John, and Marlena. Billie asks where Kyle is. John informs her that he just left with “Shane”, while Marlena adds that “Shane” isn’t Shane.

Ciara finishes a call with the front desk and informs Shane that there is a car waiting downstairs to take him to the airport. Ben tries to talk to Shane about Paige but Shane says he can’t get into that right now, because there are innocent lives at stake, like Paige when Ben took her life. Shane says goodbye to Ciara and says he hopes that she’s right about Ben. Shane then exits.

Drew and Kyle return the lost gems to the Peacock in the National Museum in Alamainia. Lord Sebastian begins to thank them but Billie and John burst in with guns raised. John reveals that’s not Shane but his twin brother Drew. Sebastian questions the meaning of this. Drew denies it and claims he is Shane. John asks him when Shane’s wife Kimberly’s birthday is then but Drew doesn’t know so he admits he’s been busted. Drew then pulls his gun out and holds Kyle at gunpoint. Drew orders John and Billie to drop their guns or they will have another dead agent on their hands.

Carrie and Austin return home which relieves Anna. Austin explains that he’s out on bail until they can figure out who framed him. Anna reveals that it was Shane’s twin brother, Drew. Carrie argues that Drew was never there so he couldn’t have put the jewels in Austin’s bag. Austin guesses Drew must have had an accomplice. Carrie thinks she knows who it is.

Billie orders Drew not to hurt Kyle and to put the gun down. Drew asks why he would do that. Marlena walks in and says it’s the right thing to do. Marlena brings up Drew turning his life around and asks what happened. Drew informs her that Camilla died and he no longer saw a point in the straight and narrow. Marlena says she wouldn’t want this for him. Drew declares that he’s leaving with the Peaock and with Kyle as his hostage. John then grabs his gun and calls out Kyle. Kyle then pulls his gun and grabs Marlena at gunpoint. Kyle then reveals that his name is not Agent Kyle Graham, he is actually Dimitri Von Leuschner. John recognizes the last name meaning he is a cousin of Carly Manning and Frankie Brady. Dimitri complains that they abandoned their true names. Billie questions him being in on this all along. Dimtiri argues that the Peacock belongs to the house of Von Leuschner and was presented to the Alamains at a wedding that never happened but they never returned it. Sebastian argues with him. Dimtiri declares that he was determined to get the Peacock back but it was under the ISA, so he applied and worked his way up to get the highest security possible. Dimtiri declares his mission accomplished but John says not yet. John says that the Peacock is going back to the ISA. Drew says that won’t be happening and reveals that the now reassembled Peacock can control satelites armed with a deadly laser than can cause mass casualties in Phoenix, Zurich, New Orleans, Johannesburg, Phoenix, and Salem. Drew explains that after demonstrating the power, all the economies will come begging. John calls him a madman. Drew declares that John and his friends are as good as dead. Drew then activates the power of the Peacock but questions why it’s not working.

Leo apologizes to Will and Sonny for pushing so hard and says he’d do anything to regain their trust. Sonny says he’d have to get amnesia first. Will acknowledges that he did say sorry. Chad then comes out accusing Leo of stealing his watch from his bedside table which Leo denies. Will checks Leo’s pocket and finds Chad’s watch. Sonny guesses he probably has their car keys too. Will checks Leo’s other pocket and finds the emerald. Sonny thought Shane took that from Leo last night. Leo reveals that he swapped it out with a duplicate right before he caught him and wonders if anyone will notice.

Drew complains about the Peacock not working since it doesn’t have the right emerald. Marlena then elbows Dimitri. Sebastian fights with Dimitri while John and Billie hold their guns up. John disarms Drew. Drew tries to run but Marlena pulls a gun on him. Marlena says she doesn’t want to shoot him, but she will to protect her family. Billie holds her gun on Dimitri. Dimitri tells her that he did enjoy their tango. Billie remarks that he will have a lot of new dance partners in prison. Billie threatens to finish what Kristen started but says it’s not worth the paperwork. Billie then hits him with the gun to knock him out.

The next day in Miami, Abe joins Paulina on the patio and says it turned out to be a lovely visit with Michelle. Paulina agrees but she’s sorry they were disappointed that it wasn’t Michelle Obama. Abe jokes about that being a big deal. Abe tells Paulina that he had a great visit and he loves her because she’s smart, funny, and generous. Paulina calls Abe the most wonderful caring man that she’s not sure she deserves. Abe insists that he’s the lucky one as they kiss. Eli and Lani come by with their bags packed. Lani says she’s sorry to interrupt but they are all packed. Paulina makes sure they have everything. Lani assures that they do. Lani jokes that she reminds her of her mom. Paulina says it runs in the family. Eli declares that the weekend has been lit. Paulina jokes that she will keep it lit. Paulina, Abe, Eli, and Lani then exit back for Salem.

Ben reads Will’s article about the ISA bringing down the jewel thieves. Ciara is glad to see Ben is feeling better. Ben admits that what Shane said to him about Paige being an innocent victim did hurt him hard. Ciara encourages that he’s not that person anymore. Ben says he is and he can’t change what he did. Ben says the more he thinks about it, he realizes being guilty isn’t helping anything as he just has to be better and help whoever he can, whenever he can. Ciara agrees and says she loves him. Ben says he loves her more as they kiss.

Chad congratulates Will on his article and hugs him. Will jokes that he’s a little annoyed that his article is about Leo Stark inadvertantly saving the world. Chad says at least the emerald is back where it belongs. Will says that he should’ve known Leo was playing them when he was really just trying to make off with the emerald. Sonny admits that Leo may have had a point that they should go out and have fun more. Chad admits that last night was fun and made him realize how much he misses them. They suggest doing it again sometime. Will wants to make bros weekend a regular thing. They joke about no Leo next time as Chad hugs Sonny and Will.

Shane informs Lord Sebastian that the Peacock is no longer a lethal weapon as the ISA dismantled all of that. Sebastian thanks him for all of Alamainian. Sebastian checks on Billie after Dimitri’s betrayal. Billie hates that he fooled her and feels used. Sebastian jokes about the look on Dimitri’s face when Billie threatened to shoot off his jewels. Sebastian tells Billie that she just saved the world so she deserves a night off and invites her to dinner at the castle. Billie says she would have to ask her boss, so she asks Shane. Shane says they need to submit a full debrief to headquarters and they will be expecting a detailed history of the Alamainian Peacock. Sebastian states that he is the highest authority on that. Shane then assigns Billie to have dinner with Sebastian.

John hugs Carrie, who calls it an eventful weekend. Marlena says they will have to do it again, minus the international crime spree. Austin gets a text from Billie that the charges have all been dropped against him. Anna praises Carrie for figuring it all out. Carrie explains how she realized how Dimitri planted the gems when he came to interview them about Kristen and he had set up Austin’s fake business trip to get him caught at the airport. Tony is glad Austin and Carrie are back together. Marlena suggests family pictures before they go to the airport. John, Marlena, Anna, Tony, Austin, and Carrie then take photos together. John packs his bag as Marlena asks if he’s ready to take her back to Salem. John tells her that she’s got it as he kisses her.


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Allie is setting up for Sweet Bits Bakery opening in the town square. Tripp comes by to wish her luck. Allie tells him that she’s been up all night baking and is really hoping people show up. Tripp encourages that it will be great. Allie thanks him. Tripp mentions that he would’ve given her more of a pep talk earlier but they haven’t really spoken since the other night. Allie says she feels bad but he’s been working and she’s been trying to find a babysitter for Henry. Allie adds that her mind has been preoccupied. Tripp asks if she means with the bakery opening or with Chanel and Johnny.

EJ is at home at the DiMera Mansion and he calls Xander but it goes to voicemail. EJ states that it’s been 24 hours and he still doesn’t have his money, so he better get it to him or he will do exactly as he warned. EJ warns him not to think about crossing him or he will regret it. EJ hangs up as Johnny enters and asks what’s going on. EJ claims it was just work calls, so Johnny asks if that’s the kind of work he’s wanting him to do by threatening people.

Xander listens to his voicemail from EJ and then Gwen shows up at his door. Gwen mentions hearing that Bonnie got arrested, so he was right that she stole a million dollars from him. Xander confirms that Bonnie is in a jail cell as they speak. Gwen asks if he’s going to get his money back. Xander says not exactly.

Jack is on the phone with Kayla at home, telling her about how Doug wasn’t himself yesterday and they would all feel better if she could check him out. Jack tells Kayla that Doug and Julie will see her soon and then hangs up. Julie walks in so Jack asks how she and Doug are doing. Julie insists that they are both fine. Jack knows she doesn’t want to talk about Doug’s memory lapse yesterday but he thinks it would be best if he got checked out by a doctor, so Kayla offered to slip him in today. Julie tells Jack to call Kayla back and cancel because they don’t need to see anybody. Jack goes over Julie getting locked in the freezer and Doug leaving her there. Julie argues that he didn’t mean to. Jack reminds her that Doug mixed up Roman and John as well as Marlena and Vivian. Julie tells him that this is over but Jack brings up how scared Julie was in the freezer. Julie insists that he has absolutely nothing to be worried about. Jack responds that he is worried and she should be too.

Gwen asks Xander about confronting Bonnie. Xander confirms that he got there just as she and Justin were about to get married. Xander explains that he went upstairs and found his money in a bag with a gun so he stupidly called the police because before he could get out, the police found Bonnie’s sister in law shot to death and seized the cash as evidence. Gwen asks if they will give it back to him. Xander says eventually. Gwen argues that he needs that money to give to EJ or else he will call the judge to have those drug charges reinstated and he could go to prison. Xander mentions the voicemail he just got. Gwen assk what he will do. Xander declares that he has to find a way to stall him or he’s screwed.

EJ tells Johnny that what he heard was just business. Johnny questions how he does business. EJ claims that someone he’s working with owes him a million dollars and he won’t let anyone cheat him out of what is rightfully his. Johnny asks if he thinks he will pay up. EJ says within the hour if he knows what’s good for him. Johnny questions why EJ can’t invest some of that. EJ reminds him that he’s not funding his pipe dream. Johnny argues that it’s not a pipe dream or a phase, he wants it to be his career. EJ wants him to work at DiMera and then he can make his own money to fund his project. Johnny doesn’t want to work by threatening people. EJ argues that Johnny doesn’t want to work at all, he just wants to make silly little movies on his phone. Johnny responds that EJ can insult him and belittle him, but he will never be EJ and work for DiMera. EJ suggests he find another relative to hit up for money. Johnny argues that he has plenty of family to support him, even if his own father won’t. Johnny tells EJ to take his job and shove it as he walks out. Chad then enters and asks if EJ was doing some father-son bonding.

Tripp brings up to Allie how she went racing out of her place after he told her about Johnny and Chanel almost sleeping together and he hasn’t heard from her since, so she never told him what happened between her and her brother. Allie asks if they can talk about it another time since she has so much to do and can’t get in to this right now. Tripp says he’ll be thinking of her and encourages her to believe in herself like he does. Tripp calls this the start of something incredible. Tripp and Allie kiss right as Chanel walks up and sees them.

Julie argues that Jack is blowing things out of proportion. Jack brings up when he came back to Salem with no memory and he doesn’t want that for Doug. Julie complains that it was just a little confusion. Jack thinks it would be better if they just got him examined. Julie says they can examine him at his checkup next month. Jack thinks they should do it now but Julie argues that it’s not his choice and she knows Doug does not have dementia. Doug then walks in and says that’s right.

Xander calls EJ and informs him that he found his money, so EJ asks why he doesn’t have it. Xander brings up Bonnie being arrested and explains that she robbed him, but the police found the money at her murder scene so they confiscated it as evidence. EJ responds that it’s not his problem, it’s Xander’s. Xander says it’s not a problem because the police assured he would get the money back as soon as Bonnie is arraigned, so once he has it, he will bring it to him. EJ warns him to do so or he will be sorry. EJ hangs up. Chad asks if everything is okay. EJ says he’s fine, just in a mood. Chad asks if it’s because of Johnny as things seemed tense between them. EJ says that’s no thanks to Chad.

Johnny goes to the hospital and runs in to Tripp, who asks what he’s doing there. Johnny informs him that he’s come to see Marlena about funding his film. Tripp wishes him luck but Johnny says he won’t need it since Marlena always had a soft spot for him. Tripp stops him and asks if he has a minute because he’s curious about what happened the other night between he and Allie.

Chanel comes to work at the bakery. Allie greets her. Chanel mentions seeing Tripp leaving. Allie says he just came by to say good luck. Chanel questions Allie being stressed out since the moment she showed up. Allie says she didn’t get any sleep and is just nervous about the opening. Chanel asks if she’s sure it’s about the opening. Allie asks what else she would be nervous about. Chanel decides they need to clear the air about her and Johnny.

Xander thinks he bought some time with EJ. Gwen still blames herself for putting him in this mess since he confessed to her crime. Xander assures it will all work out, but he’s more concerned with her and Jack. Xander asks about their conversation. Gwen explains that she told Jack that Dr. Snyder was blackmailing her in to running drugs, but not about her blaming Abigail for her miscarriage which drove her out of town and ruined her marriage. Gwen says she told Jack that she needed time to think so she made up an errand and ran out the door. Xander points out that Jack will want an answer soon. Gwen hopes this crisis with Julie will keep Jack busy a bit. Xander asks if she froze to death. Gwen says she wishes but Doug locked her in the freezer, which they laugh about. Xander jokes about other ways Doug can try to get rid of Julie. They laugh together and end up kissing.

Julie tells Jack that Doug agrees with her. Jack tells Doug that they were just talking about what happened yesterday. Doug responds that he doesn’t know how he could ever leave Julie locked in the freezer. Doug apologizes to Julie and hopes she can forgive him. Julie assures that what’s important is that they are both fine.

Chanel tells Allie that she can take care of herself. Allie says she just wanted to warn her about her brother. Chanel questions her crashing their date and trashing Johnny in front of her. Allie argues that he is a huge player and insists that she did her a huge favor. Chanel responds that she’s been with plenty of sleazy guys but she doesn’t get that vibe from Johnny. Allie argues that Johnny is very good at being charming and sincere, but he doesn’t have the best track record with women. Chanel mentions that she hasn’t spoken to Johnny since and hasn’t had much time to chat with anyone since they are opening a bakery today. Allie thought Johnny would have texted her. Chanel admits that he has, but she hasn’t responded. Chanel then asks Allie if that’s what she wanted.

Johnny asks Tripp if he means when Allie barged in on her and Chanel like a total lunatic. Tripp says he didn’t mean to cause trouble by telling Allie that Johnny and Chanel almost slept together. Johnny complains that Allie completely went off on him and then Chanel walked out the door. Tripp knew Allie would be upset but didn’t know she would go ballistic. Johnny tells Tripp to get a clue and declares that it’s obvious that Allie doesn’t want him with Chanel, because she wants her for herself.

Chad asks EJ what he has to do with the problems between he and his son. EJ reminds Chad that he asked him to convince Johnny to work for DiMera. Chad reminds EJ that he asked what was in it for him and he never got an answer. EJ says that was because Johnny walked in. Chad brings up trusting that EJ wouldn’t try to grab the CEO position for himself. Chad adds that he wasn’t going to let EJ use him to get his kids in the door then screw his kids down the road. EJ complains that Chad told Johnny to follow his passion. Chad talks about following his passion and starting a sports website then opened a coffee shop that turned into a nightclub. Chad admits it wasn’t all successful but he learned a hell of a lot along the way and he ended up back in the family fold, so he suggests EJ let his son explore a little bit. EJ says that’s out of the question and declares that Johnny needs to be put on the proper path. Chad asks if he means a leash. EJ remarks that at least his son is still living under this roof, unlike Chad’s wife. Chad argues that she’s helping her mom in Boston. EJ points out that she was supposed to be back home months ago. Chad guesses Laura’s affairs were more complicated. EJ questions Chad not taking the children to visit her but guesses that Abigail doesn’t want to see him. Chad doesn’t want his pity and says he’s already told Jack to talk to Abigail, but he hasn’t gotten back to him yet. EJ questions Chad standing around waiting for her to come back to him. Chad asks what he expects. EJ advises Chad to go get Abigail. EJ argues that if Chad had any sense, he’d be in Boston right now telling Abigail that her place is here with him and his children. Chad responds that he doesn’t tell his wife what to do. EJ blames Chad’s attitude for why she left. Chad points out that he doesn’t see EJ’s wife around anywhere. EJ says that’s because he threw her out for cheating on him with her ex-husband. Chad suggests he chase her down and drag her back by her hair. EJ responds that he doesn’t want to see that whore ever again and even if he did, he doesn’t know where she is. Chad finds that very hard to believe.

Tripp tells Johnny that it’s not true. Johnny asks Tripp why Allie would bring up ancient history about a friend of hers that he dumped back in high school. Tripp explains that Allie said she cares about both of them and if they started dating and something went wrong. Johnny disagrees and declares that Allie doesn’t want them dating because she’s still hung up on Chanel. Tripp notes that she told him that she’s not. Johnny adds that Allie is doing anything she can to keep them apart. Tripp says even if she was, she doesn’t control Chanel as Chanel can make up her own mind about him. Johnny reveals it looks like she already as because she ghosted him and won’t respond to his calls or texts, which he states is all Allie’s fault.

Allie apologizes to Chanel for storming in to Johnny’s and admits it wasn’t cool. Chanel says leaving wasn’t cool either but she didn’t know what else to do. Allie blames herself for Chanel being stuck in the middle. Allie says she should’ve talked to him in private but when Tripp told her that she and Johnny almost slept together, she just reacted. Allie knows they only didn’t because they didn’t have protection and she was scared that Chanel would end up like her friend Katie, who Johnny dated in high school. Allie tells Chanel that Johnny has a way with women and knows how to get what he wants. Allie explains that Johnny got Katie in bed and the next week, he dumped her and broke her heart. Chanel says that happens but Allie says she doesn’t want that to happen to her, so she felt like she had to stop it. Allie apologizes for causing a scene, but says she only did it because she cares about her so much. Chanel suggests they get back to work. Allie asks her if she can please forgive her first.

Xander and Gwen lay in bed together after having sex. Gwen says this is not why she came over but she didn’t want EJ to throw him to the wolves. Xander says he just kept her because he was concerned about her relationship with Jack. They agree that they got caught up in the moment and didn’t intend to end up back here. Gwen reminds him that they decided not to see each other. Gwen adds that Jack would die if he saw her in bed with him like this, even though she told Jack that Xander is not a drug runner. Xander feels Jack still hates his guts. Gwen worries that if Jack finds out about her miscarriage, he’s going to hate her guts too.

Doug gives Jack his word that he will not leave anyone in a freezer again. Jack points out that’s not all that happened. Doug acknowledges that he was confused about a number of things yesterday since he called Roman, John and mixed up Marlena and Vivian. Doug notes that his doctor says a lot of people have minor memory issues when they get older. Julie says she told Jack that but he won’t let it go. Doug thinks he actually knows why it happened and blames it on sleeping terribly the night before as he was restless and had bad dreams, but last night he slept like a baby. Doug thinks he and Julie should get going as they have a very important place to be. Doug reminds Julie that Allie and Chanel are opening their bakery today. Julie admits she didn’t remember. Doug blames himself for her having a difficult day yesterday. Julie wants to put that behind them and agrees they should go to the town square to support Allie and Chanel. Jack asks if they’re sure they won’t go to their appointment with Kayla first. Doug questions having an appointment with Kayla. Julie explains that Jack took it upon himself to get him an appointment to get checked over, but obviously that is not necessary. Julie knows Jack’s heart is in the right place but she assures that they are both fine and Doug is as healthy as a horse. Doug and Julie then exit together.

Gwen knows how much Xander’s friendship with Jack meant to him. Xander says not as much as a building a father-daughter relationship with Jack meant to Gwen, and if Jack finds out that Gwen let Abigail believe it was her fault that she lost her baby, he doesn’t think Jack will ever forgive her. Gwen acknowledges that Jack has loved Abigail her whole life. Xander argues that Gwen is every bit as much Jack’s child. Gwen points out that they don’t have the history. Xander tells Gwen that she needs a really convincing story about Dr. Snyder’s blackmail. Gwen says she’s trying but it’s very difficult. Gwen says she can normally come up with lies but this time she is stumped. Xander reminds her that Jack is an investigative reporter, so it has to be something he would just believe without looking in to. Gwen says it has to be something where she is scared enough for it to come out, but not so bad that he’d turn his back on her. Gwen worries about the pressure but Xander encourages that they can do this. Xander suggests they put their heads together and think of something.

EJ questions what Chad is insinuating. Chad says that EJ is not the type to lose track of people. Chad brings up EJ being the only one in touch with Kristen when no one else knew where she was. EJ points out that Kristen is their sister. Chad points out that Sami is his wife. EJ repeats that he is through with her and has turned his full attention to DiMera. Chad says he’d bet a million dollars that EJ knows where Sami is, or is very close to finding out. EJ denies that and says Sami could fall off the face of the earth as far as he’s concerned. EJ reminds Chad that they weren’t talking about his wife, but Chad’s, so he asks Chad what his plan is.

Tripp gets why Johnny is pissed, but insists that Allie and Chanel are just friends. Johnny calls them friends with benefits. Tripp acknowledges that Allie and Chanel kissed a couple times, but Allie said she wants to be with him and he believes her. Johnny questions if Allie is so in to Tripp, then why is she so determined to mess things up for he and Chanel. Johnny asks why she even cares what happens between them.

Chanel forgives Allie and knows she was just looking out for her. Allie thanks her for understanding. Allie says she’s going back to work but Chanel stops her and says they are not done as she thinks there might be more to it. Chanel reminds Allie that she made it clear that she was in to her, but Allie made it clear she wanted to be with Tripp. Allie says she does. Chanel brings up Allie losing her mind when she got with Johnny. Chanel asks if it’s possible that this is a situation where Allie doesn’t want her, but doesn’t want Johnny to have her either.

Gwen asks Xander to help her come up with a lie. Xander suggests Gwen telling Jack that she used to be a hooker and that Dr. Snyder was one of her clients then she ran in to him here and he recognized her, so he threatened to expose her past if she didn’t be his drug mule. Gwen refuses to tell Jack that she slept with Dr. Snyder. Xander can’t think of a better story. Gwen responds that she can. Gwen declares that she will tell Jack the truth and let the chips fall where they may.

Tripp tells Johnny that Allie is just being a good friend by trying to keep Chanel from getting hurt. Johnny complains about her convincing everyone that he’s a jerk, who uses women. Tripp remarks that his sister knows him better than anyone so as far as he’s concerned, she’s right. Johnny insists that he likes Chanel a lot and he thought she liked him too but now he doesn’t know if he will ever hear from her again.

Allie tells Chanel that she’s trying so hard to do the right thing and she really thought she was. Allie argues that she couldn’t let Johnny use Chanel. Allie says she felt she had to get over there and stop them from going upstairs together. Chanel asks what happened after she left. Allie informs her that Johnny let her have it and stormed off, then she went home and had a long talk with Nicole about everything. Allie notes that Nicole told her she had to be honest about why it bothered her so much that her brother was involved with her best friend. Allie explains that at first, she thought confronting Johnny really was just to protect her, but she didn’t consciously realize the real reason she was doing it. Allie says she should’ve known that she didn’t just go over there because she was worried and upset, but also because she was jealous.

Xander tells Gwen that she can’t just rush out as she has to think about this. Gwen assures that she wants to tell Jack the truth as it will be a huge weight off her shoulders. Xander worries that it could also be the end of her relationship with Jack. Gwen decides she can’t live with this lie anymore, so if Jack hates her then at least he’ll stop hating Xander. Xander isn’t sure about that since he’s known about her miscarriage for months and didn’t say a word, so Jack might end up just hating both of them. Xander adds that on the bright side, if Jack finds out the truth, then there’s no need for them to not see each other but then they aren’t seeing each other. Xander reminds Gwen that yesterday she seemed open to the possibility. Gwen reminds Xander that this is not why she came over, but to make sure he could pay EJ. Xander reminds her that he only kept her to find out what she decided to tell Jack. Gwen responds that now she is leaving. They say goodbye to each other as Gwen then kisses him on the cheek and exits the room.

Johnny tells Tripp that he has to go talk to Marlena, but he hasn’t seen Allie since she went psycho. Johnny gives Tripp a message to give to Allie and says to tell her to stay the hell out of his business from now on.

Doug and Julie join Chanel and Allie at the bakery. They thank them for coming and suggest a sample. Allie and Chanel then go in to check the oven. Julie tells Doug that it’s a day to celebrate as they taste the muffins and donuts. Julie declares that she is so thrilled that their family recipe will be available to everyone in Salem right here in the square. Julie calls it a wonderful occasion and that the donuts taste exactly like Alice’s. Doug stops her and asks who the heck is Alice.

Gwen goes home and greets Jack. Gwen asks about Doug and Julie. Jack says they are much better and Doug seemed like his old self again. Jack notes that they are out so maybe they can finish their conversation. Gwen says that’s why she came home because she thinks it’s time he knew the truth about Dr. Snyder and what he was holding over her.

EJ goes to Xander’s room and informs him that he just called the courthouse and found out that Bonnie was arraigned over an hour ago, so he asks where his money is. Xander responds that he was just about to go get it. EJ doesn’t believe him. Xander doesn’t understand why such a rich man cares about one million dollars. EJ says that it’s the principle as he finds it maddening that his hypocrite of a wife used his money to expose Nicole’s infidelity, when she was cheating on him. EJ tells Xander that he gave him fair warning, so now he’s calling the judge so he can expect to be in handcuffs shortly. Xander argues that he just said he was going to get the money. EJ responds that the only place he’s going is to jail.

Chad arrives in Boston and sees Abigail.


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Ben and Ciara are in their hotel room, preparing for the party where Ciara will be pretending to be Princess Greta Von Amberg. Ben talks about being pumped for the ISA mission as he always wanted to be a secret agent. Ciara says she grew up on her parents adventures and now she gets to have one herself. Ben talks about how he’ll be pretending to be Greta’s husband, Austin Reed. Ciara asks if he really thinks they can pull this off. Ben says they just have to infiltrate the party and retrieve the amethyst pin, asking how hard it can be as they kiss.

Shane calls Billie to ask about the emerald. Billie says they left Will and Sonny to it as she thought it was more important to get here to the Sapphire. Shane asks if she trusts Will and Sonny with that. Billie says all should be fine as long as Leo doesn’t screw it up, but he’s a wildcard.

Leo walks in on Chad getting ready for bed. Chad tells him to leave but Leo says he’s not going anywhere because they are spending the night together.

Shane asks Billie about the Sapphire. Billie says that John thinks the nun who took it is really Kristen DiMera. Shane worries about the danger but Billie says she can handle this as she has history with Kristen. Billie says she just needs to round up her new partner. Shane asks how it’s going with her new partner as he knows he can be a bit much. Kyle then answers his door without a shirt on, so Billie tells Shane that he’s fine and she’ll get back to him as she hangs up.

Austin and Carrie lay in bed together after having sex. They talk about how much they missed that. Austin is glad they were able to work things out, despite his big romantic gesture going horribly wrong. Carrie says he didn’t need to buy her an expensive necklace to win her over as they just needed to be romantic again. Austin admits he needed to forgive her for Rafe. Carrie asks if he has. Austin promises that he has, so Carrie says she believes him. Austin still wishes that Kristen hadn’t stolen the necklace and talks about the sapphire made Carrie’s eyes pop. Carrie says she couldn’t have kept it anyways since it belongs to the Alamainian government. Carrie hopes that Billie finds Kristen and gets the sapphire back to it’s rightful owner. Austin and Carrie continue kissing in bed.

Kyle tells Billie that he’s sorry for being behind as he had to get his gym workout in. Billie jokes with him about muscles. Kyle mentions getting the file she sent on Kristen and says she’s a total mess. Billie reveals that Kristen was also a really good friend of hers. Billie admits that Kristen has made terrible choices, but they were really close and had really good times with Jennifer until Kristen took a really dark turn. Kyle asks when she last saw her. Billie notes it’s been a couple years now, but she still knows how Kristen thinks and feels she knows where to find her.

Chad tells Leo to get out but Leo gets on the bed. Will and Sonny walk in to ask what’s going on. Chad tells them that Leo is under the false impression that they are going to have sex. Leo clarifies that he just said they are spending the night together. Chad says no and asks how he got roped in to this. Leo explains that Jackie made it clear that the owner of the Emerald won’t sell to just anyone, so they need the DiMera name to win them over. Sonny asks what’s wrong with the Kiriakis name. Leo mentions they had a problem with an item in a magazine that Titan published, leaving Chad as the only one. Will tells Chad that he’s sorry to drag him in to this but it sounds like they need him. Chad says fine but wants to be kept away from Leo.

Ben asks Ciara if she heard about a weird virtual Garden of Eden. Ciara explains that it was a test that Greta had to go through and that Austin helped her through it. They start kissing. Ciara reminds him that the party is starting soon so they need to stay focused. Ben reminds her that they haven’t practiced doing the tango and they might need that for the party. Ciara tells him they can’t be late so Ben suggests they practice the tango on the way to the car. Ben asks Ciara to dance.

Will, Sonny, Leo, and Chad go to a gay club. Will complains this isn’t their scene. Chad thought they were meeting the seller. Leo says this is the meeting place. They ask about Jackie but Leo says she couldn’t be here and she told him who to look out for.

Ben and Ciara arrive at the party looking for their targets of Miles and Sophie. Ben spots them coming in and that they are approaching. Miles welcomes them to their home and introduces them to his wife Sophie. Ben and Ciara introduce themselves as Austin Reed and Princess Greta von Amberg. Sophie says they were thrilled to see their names on the guest list. Miles mentions Princess Gina being close friends with Lili, so he’s honored to meet Gina’s daughter. Sophie calls it exciting to have a real princess in their home. Ben talks about being honored to attend a party like this and mentions doing the tango but Sophie informs them that there won’t be any dancing as it’s not that kind of party. Ciara asks what kind of party it is then. Miles assumed they knew. Sophie then reveals to them that they are at a sex party. Ben then looks around and sees various couples kissing.

Carrie wishes they could stay in bed all day as she and Austin continue kissing until Austin’s phone goes off.

Billie and Kyle arrive in Amsterdam. Kyle asks if she’s sure Kristen came here. Billie says she had a hunch and that Kristen spent time here in the past last year. Billie mentions this cafe being her favorite spot with Brady and Rachel. Billie guesses that Kristen is missing her daughter about now. Billie then finds Kristen at a table. Billie sits down and says long time no see.

Ben questions this being a sex party. Ciara assures him that it is. Sophie confirms that everyone is here to have a good time. Miles says the idea is for people to mix things up a bit. Ciara asks if they are swingers. Sophie says they don’t use that word and they are just open minded. Miles says it spices up their marriage as they kiss. Sophie tells Ben that she understands if it’s not his sort of party and if so, they would have to ask them to leave because being here means you are a willing participant. Ben agrees but Ciara stops him and thinks they should stay as they might not get an opportunity like this agan. Miles offers Ciara a private tour of the house. Ben says no but Ciara pulls Ben aside for a moment.

Austin tells Carrie that he got a text about a business trip and his flight leaves in an hour. Austin apologizes and says he’ll be gone for a couple of days. Austin asks if they can pick up where they can left off. Carrie says she’ll need a placeholder so she doesn’t forget as they continue kissing.

Kristen tells Billie that she’s good. Billie introduces Kristen to Kyle. Kristen assumes Billie is here to arrest her but she’s not sure for which crime. Billie brings up Kristen putting on her nun outfit and stealing a sapphire necklace from Carrie. Kristen explains that her associate got thrown out of the auction so she had to do everything herself. Kyle wasn’t expecting a confession. Billie asks Kristen to hand over the sapphire but Kristen says she can’t, because somebody is paying her a lot of money for the necklace but she’s not allowed to say who. Kyle advises Kristen to cooperate. Kristen then admits that she has a gun under the table, aimed directly at Kyle as she warns them to run along.

Leo meets drag queen Cori Blake as the person Jackie had sent them to. Leo introduces Will and Sonny as the most boring couple and claims that he’s with Chad. Will wants to get to the matter at hand. Sonny brings up the emerald and that Chad hoped to purchase it from Cori. Cori doesn’t know about selling it. Chad offers to pay top dollar but Cori says it’s not about the money, but sentimental value. Cori mentions having it for years and it bringing good luck. Chad promises to give it to a good home. Cori is willing to part with the emerald if he proves worthy enough by winning tonight’s competition. Sonny asks what competition. Cori reveals it’s a drag queen contest.

Ben refuses to let Ciara go alone anywhere with Miles. Ciara feels it’s a chance to get the amethyst but Ben worries about Miles trying to swing with her. Ciara says she will find a way to put him off. Ciara feels they have no choice since they must recover the gem for the ISA. Sophie asks if everything is alright. Ciara claims that Ben is just a little shy but she’s convinced him it will be fine. Ben says he can’t say no to a princess. Miles then takes Ciara for a private tour. Sophie then asks Ben to tell her about himself. Ben says he’s a former boxer, former piano player, and now a forensic accountant. Sophie says that’s disappointing as she was hoping for a different answer. Ben is sure his job bores her. Sophie reveals that she hoped he would tell her who he really is, because he’s sure as hell not Austin Reed.

Austin gets prepared to leave on his trip. Carrie tells him that she will miss him as they kiss. Austin says at least she will have her mother to keep her company. Carrie jokes that it’s not as comforting as he might think. John then shows up with fresh pastries. John mentions having breakfast with Anna and Tony then they went shopping, so he took the chance to hang out with them. Carrie asks if there’s any word on the hunt for Kristen. John says not yet, but he’s sure Billie has the situation under control.

Billie tells Kristen that she can’t threaten to shoot people’s private parts. Kristen argues that they are trying to take her precious jewels too. Billie threatens to take out her gun and says this behavior is not okay with her. Kristen tells her to spare her the lecture and chill a little. Kristen brings up Billie blaming Hope for her miscarriage and sleeping with her daughter’s boyfriend, Nick. Kristen then brings up Billie’s porn career and her drug problem. Billie gets up and throws a glass of water on Kristen, telling her to shut her mouth as she’s had enough of her. Kristen then flips the table and storms off, so Billie chases after her.

Leo asks who has the best hair and makeup sense. Chad doesn’t know about this. Leo says it’s the only way to get the emerald for the ISA. Leo brings up Chad being a model before. Will says this isn’t his wheelhouse either. Sonny argues that if all four of them compete, they have better odds of winning. Leo reveals that he can’t compete because he’s banned from all regional drag competitions and it’s a long story. Chad questions what is happening. Sonny declares it’s up to the three of them. Will notes the competition starts soon so they should get costumes. Chad looks around feeling panicked. Sonny asks if he’s alright. Chad asks what if he’s an ugly woman. Sonny encourages that he will do great.

Miles brings Ciara to the primary bedroom and kisses her. Miles asks if she’s nervous. Ciara admits she is a little as she’s never really done this before. Miles says they can go back downstairs but Ciara assures that she’s exactly where she wants to be. Miles is happy to hear that and begins to undress which Ciara questions. Miles thought they could get a little more comfortable. Ciara says that’s a great idea but asks if she can take the lead because she likes being in control. Miles says he’s at her service. Ciara asks if he has any restraints. Miles removes his shirt and says he knew he liked her. Miles then pulls out a pair of handcuffs. Ciara orders him to get in bed and remarks that those should hold him.

Ben tells Sophie that he doesn’t know what she means, insisting that he is Austin Reed. Sophie tells him to save it, as they used to live in Switzerland, so she once took a yoga class with the real Austin Reed and his lovely wife Carrie. Ben apologizes for deceiving her and says he’ll go get his wife so they can get the hell out of here. Sophie stops him and guesses he faked his identity to cash on his pardon. Ben says that’s exactly what they did as they were in town for a couple days and were looking for some excitement, so they pretended to be royalty. Sophie laughs that she doesn’t blame him for roleplaying as it’s her favorite pastime. Sophie says they should stay. Ben questions her not being upset that they lied. Sophie says that half the people here are using aliases and adds that it’s nice to have fresh blood, especially a beautiful couple like them. Sophie then requests Ben take her right here, right now.

Ciara handcuffs Miles, ties him to the bed, and puts a blindfold on him, saying that she is completely in control. Miles admits that he doesn’t usually bring strangers to their bedroom, but he knew she was special. Ciara begins searching the room and tells Miles to be patient. Ciara finds a jewelry box and retrieves the amethyst then escapes the room.

Ben questions Sophie wanting to have sex right here on the patio in front of all these people. Sophie points out that people aren’t shy at this kind of party. Ben admits to never doing anything like this before. Sophie says she was nervous her first time too, but they adapt quickly. Sophie reminds him that if he’s not willing to participate then she will have to ask him to leave. Sophie points out that his wife seems game, so Ben says that he is too. Sophie then rips his shirt open, pushes him on to the couch and climbs on top of him. Sophie starts to kiss Ben but Ciara rushes over to interrupt. Sophie invites Ciara to join them. Ciara says they would love to but they have to go. Ciara claims she has important duties to attend to. Ciara and Ben thank Sophie and run out of the party.

Billie returns to Kyle and says that Kristen got away. Kyle says it happens to the best of them. Billie then reveals that she got the sapphire, surprising Kyle. Billie notes that Kristen dropped it while running. Kyle is sorry he wasn’t more helpful. Billie talks about Kristen bringing up her past and says she knows how to push her buttons. Kyle assures that none of that changes how he sees her and it makes him admire her more. Kyle knows he hasn’t known her long but calls her the most extraordinary and beautiful woman he’s ever met. Kyle then kisses Billie.

Austin tells John that he’s sorry he wasn’t able to say goodbye to Marlena in person. Austin kisses Carrie and leaves the room. John says it’s nice to see them happy again. Carrie wishes the timing was better with Austin’s business trip. John asks if that’s a habit. Carrie calls it very unusual. Carrie then opens Austin’s bag and finds two of the missing gemstones.

Cori begins the amateur drag queen extravaganza. Cori notes that they have some stiff competition and introduces the first competitor Sonny as “Sonny Delight”. Sonny has difficulty and falls, then gets sent to the back. Cori then introduces Will, who says his name is Wilhelmina Shakespeare but Cori calls him “Amanda Fox”. Will tries to get away but Sonny pushes him back in. Cori then introduces Chad as “Bolinda Chinashop.” Chad impresses everyone so Cori declares him the winner of the drag competition. Cori then gives him the Emerald as his prize as he celebrates with Leo, Will, and Sonny.

Sophie goes to the bedroom to find Miles tied up and says she thinks they’ve been had. Miles says he suspected as much and asks her to free him. Sophie removes his blindfold and asks what’s the hurry as she kisses him.

Ciara and Ben return to their room. Ciara declares they did it and their first spy mission was a success. Ben says that might be his last as he’s not cut out for this. Ben talks about Sophie confronting him for not being Austin and how the whole thing freaked him out. Ciara jokes about the look on Ben’s face when she walked in on Sophie on top of him. Ben is thankful that Ciara came when she did. Ciara asks if he wasn’t slightly disappointed and if their marriage ever gets stale. Ben doesn’t think they will ever have to resort to that and says it’s impossible to get sick of her, because what they have will always feel like a honeymoon. Ben and Ciara kiss as she finishes removing his shirt.

Billie tells Kyle that the kiss was surprising. Kyle asks if she doesn’t feel the chemistry. Billie just never though he would fraternize with his partner and points out that it’s against the rules. Kyle respond that he’s heard some rules are worth breaking. Kyle tells her that she’s worth it and then some. They joke about Kristen trying to shoot his privates and hope that she was bluffing.

Carrie shows John the gems found in Austin’s bag. John identifies them as the ruby and citrine parts of the Alamainian Peacock. Carrie wonders why Austin would have those in his bag. Austin then returns to the room and says he’s ready to go, but questions what’s going on. Carrie says that’s what she’d like to know as John shows him the gems.

Cori talks about Chad, Will, and Sonny impressing. Chad admits it was empowering and praises Will’s dance moves. Will and Sonny joke with each other and kiss. Sonny toasts to their success. Cori then realizes Leo is missing. Will asks where Leo is while Chad asks where the emerald is.

Leo tries to escape with the emerald but is stopped outside by Shane.


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Rafe finishes a call about a case in his office and says he will text a picture of the license plate. Rafe hangs up and then looks through his phone, seeing a picture of he and Nicole. Rafe then thinks back to Nicole telling Rafe that she would stay away from him in favor of his relationship with Ava.

Nicole is sitting at Julie’s Place thinking of the same conversation with Rafe until Ava appears and comments that she looks like she lost her best friend.

Paulina sits with Eli and Lani’s babies and talks to them. Paulina says that everyone in town thinks of her as their great Aunt Paulina, but they can call her grandma. Paulina whispers that it’s their little secret as Abe returns to the room. Paulina says she didn’t hear him come in. Abe questions what she just said.

Brady and Chloe find Lani at the Kiriakis Mansion and question why the cops are there as no one will tell them anything. Lani informs them that there was a murder here tonight. Brady and Chloe worry about Victor or Philip.

Jake and Gabi kiss until Philip shows up at the door. Gabi asks what he’s doing here. Philip then questions why the hell she’s spying on him. Gabi asks what he’s talking about. Philip informs her that his laptop froze up tonight so he took it to get checked out and they found a keylogger. Philip tells Gabi that he knows it was her who put it there.

Lani informs Brady and Chloe that it was Calista Lockhart, Bonnie’s sister in law. Brady is surprised to learn that David Lockhart had a sister. Lani explains that Calista was shot upstairs in Justin’s bedroom. Brady asks who killed her. Lani says they took Bonnie in for questioning but that’s all she can tell. Chloe remembers that Justin and Bonnie were supposed to get married today. Lani notes that things didn’t go as planned and calls it a typical Salem wedding. Chloe asks if the body is still upstairs. Lani says no so Chloe decides she will go talk to Philip. Lani informs her that Philip is not home but she doesn’t know where he is. Lani adds that CSI is wrapping things up and shouldn’t be much longer. Chloe thanks her. Lani apologizes for ruining their homecoming as she then exits the mansion. Chloe can’t believe a woman was murdered down the hall from her bedroom. Brady declares that is exactly why she’s coming home with him tonight.

Eli goes to Rafe’s office and informs him that they just booked Bonnie Lockhart, so she’s in a holding cell. Eli calls her a piece of work and questions her hiding a dead body in Justin’s bed. Eli adds that at least it all blew up before the ceremony so Justin dodged a bullet. Rafe thanks Eli for handling that as he knows Eli and Lani were done with work and he called them back so he appreciates it and hopes he didn’t pull them from anything important. Eli says they were just having dinner with Paulina and Abe. Rafe apologizes but Eli says it’s all good and jokes that they were thrilled they left so they could have alone time with the twins.

Paulina thought Abe was doing the dishes. Abe says they are done and questions what Paulina said to the babies. Paulina tries to blow it off but Abe thinks he heard her call herself Grandma. Paulina admits that she did. Abe reminds her that she is their great aunt and their grandmothers are Valerie and Tamara. Abe questions why she told them to call her grandma. Paulina responds that she has a confession to make.

Ava offers to join Nicole at the bar, saying she will catch up and then pick up the next round so Nicole tells her to have a seat. Ava adds that if things go according to plan, she will be able to get her drinks for free in the near future as she is hoping that Julie will hire her as the new chef since she just dropped off her resume. Nicole thought Ava wanted her to hire her at Basic Black. Ava says she did but things it would be awkward under the circumstances. Nicole understands that Ava thinks it’d be awkward working for a woman who she thought tried to steal her man.

Eli sees Rafe’s phone open on the picture of he and Nicole. Rafe says he was looking for a photo for a case and it just popped up. Eli asks Rafe if he had any more conversations with Duke. Rafe is sorry that he ever shared that with him. Eli laughs and points out Rafe having a picture with Nicole on his phone and he’s in a crappy mood. Eli asks if Ava is still ticked off about he and Nicole. Rafe says she’s not because he and Nicole are not going to be seeing each other anymore.

Paulina says she needs liquid courage and drinks a glass of wine. Abe asks if she’s okay. Paulina says not really and claims that the dinner just made her feel like a grandmother. Paulina praises Abe making dinner and how spending time with their family felt right. Paulina suggests that one day, she and Abe might get married so that’s why she wanted the babies to call her Grandma, because she would be their grandma by marriage. Paulina claims she was just jumping the gun and asks Abe to say something.

Chloe asks Brady why she would go home with him. Brady reminds her that a woman was murdered down the hall from her. Chloe argues that the police wouldn’t let her stay if there was any sort of danger and Lani said they have Bonnie in custody. Brady asks what if Justin gets her out since she seems to be going off the rails and Bonnie does not like Chloe at all. Chloe doesn’t think Bonnie would make bail and then come shoot her because she didn’t get along with Mimi in high school. Brady questions Chloe trying to sleep here, knowing a murder happened a couple doors down from her. Chloe thanks Brady for being concerned with her mental health and thinks it’s just a coincidence that his proposed remedy would keep her away from Philip. Brady acknowledges that it was a stretch but he had to try. Chloe doesn’t like being in this tug of war with Brady and Philip, so she wants it to stop now.

Gabi claims to have no idea who put the keylogger on his computer and that she doesn’t know what it is. Philip brings up Gabi controlling Julie’s pacemaker from her phone. Philip accuses Gabi of putting a device on his computer to record every key stroke he makes. Jake says he doesn’t know that. Philip brings up the first time his laptop froze being right after he caught Gabi in his office. Philip accuses her of installing spyware on his laptop. Gabi argues that they work together on the same team and asks why she would do that. Philip brings up that Kate called it and said what they were up to. Philip declares it’s over and tells Gabi and Jake that they are both fired.

Brady tells Chloe that he would love to stop fighting with Philip and that will happen when he grows up. Chloe compares it to Brady’s behavior and says everything is a joke to him, especially her relationship with Philip. Chloe doesn’t think Brady sees or cares that he’s laughing at her. Brady says that was not his intention. Chloe complains that he cooked up this whole business trip just to get her away from Philip and alone with him, using her job to make her do what he wanted in order to one up Philip. Brady argues that he didn’t cook up anything and it was a legit meeting that they crushed. Brady says they are a wonderful team. Chloe argues that this is her life that he’s messing with and how she feels about Philip is no concern of his. Chloe suggests Brady just say he’s sorry and go home. Brady tells Chloe that he’s sorry and he will go, but he wanted to make sure Victor was okay. Chloe wants Brady to go before Philip comes home. Brady remarks on Philip showing up in Pennsylvania then apologizes, calling it an old habit.

Gabi insists that she and Jake had nothing to do with the keylogger. Philip says he practically caught her red-handed. Gabi claims she would never betray him like that but Philip says that’s exactly what she did. Gabi argues that they are friends. Philip says he will have her personal things packed up and sent to her. Jake argues that Gabi’s computer was acting up so she had to use his, so maybe someone put spyware on her computer too and it was a company wide hack. Jake suggests Philip have I.T. check that out. Gabi asks what if the hacker was just trying to target Philip. Jake says they have nothing to lose if they already lost their jobs. Jake adds that if someone is trying to hack the company and it’s not them, Philip should want to know who it is.

Eli comments that it sounds like Ava and Rafe had a pretty intense fight. Rafe says Ava is easily worked up and jealous while Gabi has been poking at her, so it was intense. Eli asks how Nicole reacted. Rafe explains that Nicole was cool with it and saw everything Ava’s way, then suggested they don’t see each other anymore until he and Ava work things out. Rafe admits he though that was extreme but maybe she’s right because Ava needs to know that he cares about her more than Nicole. Rafe adds that when he came home, Ava was sitting here in the dark with her suitcase packed. Rafe says that was his third important relationship conversation that day. Rafe says he was ticked off but then he saw how hurt Ava was. Rafe tells Eli that he admitted to Ava that his friendship with Nicole had become more than a friendship, but he was able to convince Ava that he wanted to be with her, not Nicole. Eli asks if he’s being honest about that.

Nicole tells Ava that Rafe told her what she said about them. Ava clarifies that she never thought Nicole set out to get Rafe, just that they had become more than friends. Nicole says she was nuts and admits she leaned on Rafe way too much which was unfair to her, but Rafe was just being a friend to her and that’s all. Ava says it wasn’t. Nicole insists that Rafe had no interest in her romantically and it was all in Ava’s head. Ava disagrees. Nicole claims she’s suddenly not thirsty. Ava then reveals that it’s true as Rafe told her himself.

Paulina asks Abe why he won’t say something. Abe questions if she is thinking about them getting married. Paulina worries that she’s scared him off. Abe says she hasn’t, but admits the idea has crossed his mind. Paulina asks if he’s telling her that he wants to marry her.

Rafe assures Eli that he was being honest as he cares about Ava and wants to make things work with her. Eli asks even if that means giving up on Nicole, who is not married anymore. Rafe argues that it doesn’t mean Nicole wants to jump into a relationship and doesn’t even know if she’s interested. Eli suggests maybe she is but Rafe declares it doesn’t matter as he has made up his mind and that’s it. Eli says it is what it is and he’s happy for Rafe and Ava, but it sucks he had to lose a friend in the process.

Nicole is surprised to learn that Rafe said that. Ava explains that she was ready to leave because she told Rafe that she wanted to be with him, but not if he wanted to be with Nicole, and that’s when he told her that he was right. Nicole says she didn’t know. Ava calls it the one time in her life that she wishes she had been wrong and that it was all in her head. Nicole apologizes. Ava says it’s okay as she and Rafe talked honestly for once and he told her that he would put those feelings behind him and that she was the one he wanted. Ava confirms they kissed and made up. Nicole says she’s glad. Ava repeats that it was good because they talked honestly, so she hopes that she and Nicole can do the same. Nicole asks what she means. Ava needs to know how she feels about Rafe.

Brady tells Chloe that she’s right that he shouldn’t interfere in her personal business. Brady says he’s going to see if Victor is okay. Brady tells Chloe that it’s not a ploy as he asks if she will be okay here alone. Chloe assures that she will be. Brady asks if she knows when Philip is coming home. Chloe admits they haven’t spoken since Wilkes-Barre since she was upset and he was giving her space, but she thinks he has learned his lesson. Brady exits as Chloe remarks that she at least hopes he has.

Gabi tells Jake that this isn’t going to work as they can’t bluff their way out of this as when the I.T. guy sees her computer is clean, he’ll be convinced she’s the hacker and this will blow up in their faces. Philip finishes his phone call and reveals Jake was right as they found a keylogger on Gabi’s computer too. Jake says that means Gabi didn’t hack Philip’s. Philip decides he will have all executive computers checked out and says the question now is who did this. Jake suggests it was DiMera as Chad and EJ are pissed that he switched teams. Philip wouldn’t put it past them. Gabi says if they hacked Gabi Chic, it could be Basic Black but she doesn’t see Nicole doing that. Philip then wonders if it’s Brady.

Abe tells Paulina that he’s not saying they should get married tomorrow but admits that he’s thought about it. Paulina knows he’s been married before, but she wasn’t sure he’d ever want to do it again. Abe acknowledges that it’s been ten years since he lost Lexie, but he told himself that if he ever got married again, it would have to be to someone very special. Abe notes they have had some rocky moments, but he feels the same way she feels about tonight in that it just felt right. Abe adds that if things keep going in this direction, he could see getting married. Paulina assures they will take it nice and easy. Paulina tells Abe that he is worth waiting for as they hug.

Nicole tells Ava that she doesn’t feel that way about Rafe. Ava asks if she’s sure, since they were so close and she needs to know where she stands. Nicole reminds her that she’s told Rafe that they can’t see each other for awhile because she was screwing things up for them and she’s sorry. Nicole assures that she doesn’t have to worry about her at all. Ava appreciates that and agrees that it would be best for now for her and Rafe to not see each other. Nicole adds that not seeing Rafe is not a problem for her. Rafe then arrives at Julie’s Place and sees them.

Gabi tells Jake that her nerves are shot as she thought they were done for. Jake explains that he was protecting her by putting the keylogger on her laptop just in case Philip found out. Jake compares it to Stefano teaching all of his kids to play chess so they are always thinking about the next move. Jake adds that he knew Philip would figure it out so they had to be prepared. Gabi asks why he didn’t tell her. Jake figured she had enough on her plate. Gabi jokes that he just wanted to have a way to check up on her, but admits she would’ve done the same thing. Gabi toasts to Jake saving their jobs and not getting found out that she was the hacker. Jake remarks that this was a move that the future CEO of Titan would make.

Brady returns to the living room and informs Chloe that Victor wasn’t resting as he just wanted to get away from the police, so they didn’t arrest him for celebrating Bonnie being taken out in handcuffs. Brady says it’s Justin that he’s worried about. Chloe notes that today was supposed to be such a joyful day. Brady brings up that in a couple days, it’s he and Chloe’s wedding anniversary. Brady talks about how he was very happy that day and how Chloe’s smile was beautiful. Brady reminds Chloe of that night in the cottage. Philip comes home and grabs Brady, calling him a son of a bitch.

Gabi argues that she is the future CEO of Titan as she planned from the beginning. Jake points out that the plan would’ve got them fired if not for him, so he’s a genius. Gabi says what’s genius was her shifting blame so that Philip thinks it was Brady. Gabi adds that Philip was already crazy jealous of Brady and she saw the look in his eye when he thought it was Brady behind the spyware. Jake remarks that he looked mad enough to kill.

Philip tells Brady that he knows what he did and he won’t get away with it. Chloe tries to intervene. Philip says he’s not talking about Brady stalking her, but Brady trying to take his company by putting spyware on he and Gabi’s computers. Brady denies it but Philip argues that he’s been trying to undermine him and his lawyers are looking into it. Philip declares that once they have proof, he will put Brady in prison for corporate espionage. Brady responds that he won’t find proof because he didn’t do it. Chloe asks for a moment alone with Philip. Brady suggests Philip get help as he exits. Philip shouts that Brady will pay for this. Philip declares that Chloe has to stop working for Brady now.

Eli goes home to Lani and checks on the kids. Lani says they didn’t give any trouble and notes that Abe and Paulina were in a really good mood when she picked them up. Lani gives Eli a beer and asks how the station was. Eli says Bonnie is a mess. Lani wonders why Bonnie stole a million dollars and shot her sister in law. Eli doesn’t know as she clammed up in the car. Lani asks what Rafe said. Eli notes that he gave Rafe the file but he seemed distracted. Lani argues that Rafe is never distracted. Eli responds that Rafe is dealing with some personal issues, but he thinks he’s got it all settled now.

Rafe greets Ava and Nicole at the bar of Julie’s Place. Ava calls it a surprise. Rafe figured that Ava would be dropping off her resume so he thought they could have dinner but he doesn’t want to interrupt. Nicole says she was just leaving and thanks Ava for the drink. Nicole tells them to have a nice dinner as she exits.

Eli asks Lani how it feels to be back on the job. Lani admits it’s exhausting so she’s glad that Paulina and Abe made dinner. Eli agrees that it was nice and he’s glad that Paulina and Abe got back together.

Paulina never thought this evening would turn out so well. Abe responds that he knew it would. Abe says that life has many more surprises with her around and that is very good. Abe tells Paulina that he loves her. Paulina responds that she loves him too as they kiss.

Gabi tells Jake that they have to keep pushing Philip to go after Brady because that’s when he’ll take it too far and Victor will fire him. Jake says they will be right there ready to take over. They toast to victory.

Chloe questions Philip wanting her to quit her job. Philip argues that what Brady did was illegal, so she doesn’t want to get mixed up with him when he takes him down. Chloe argues that he has no proof and she doesn’t think he did it, so Chloe declares that she’s not quitting until he has proof. Philip declares that when it turns out that he’s right, he wants her to leave the job and Brady for good. Chloe warns that if he’s wrong, she doesn’t want to hear a word about Brady ever again. Philip agrees and they shake hands on it.

Brady finds Nicole in the town square. Nicole thought he was still in New York. Brady informs her that he and Chloe closed the deal with the client. Brady asks how Nicole is doing as she looks kind of down. Nicole responds that she’s eating her feelings and shares her ice cream with Brady.

Rafe asks Ava what her and Nicole were talking about. Ava says that Nicole was just telling her how she never wants to come between them, so she was thanking her for stepping out of the picture. Ava asks if Rafe is still okay with that. Rafe assures that he is and they decide to put that topic to rest. Ava goes to the restroom to freshen up. Rafe sits down with his phone still on the picture of he and Nicole.

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Days: Beyond Update Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem Update

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Update written by Joseph

Eli and Lani kiss in bed. Lani tells him that everything is hotter in Miami as they continue kissing.

Shane Donovan shows up at Paulina’s door. Paulina doesn’t know who he is but Shane has a happy reunion with Abe as they hug and Shane says it’s been way too long.

John sits with a photo of the Alamainian Peacock. Marlena asks if he’s still beating himself up. John states that Shane was so understanding that he totally blew it at the auction last night. John argues that it was his job to buy that sapphire. Marlena is sure that Shane thought he had all the bases covered. John remarks that they weren’t prepared for Anna.

Austin presents Carrie with the Sapphire Necklace. Carrie calls it the most beautiful thing she’s ever seen. Carrie asks Austin how he got it. Austin admits he had a little bit of help from Anna.

Billie & Kyle show up at Will and Sonny’s in Phoenix, where Billie is surprised to find Chad and asks what he’s doing there. Chad says he’s just keeping Will and Sonny out of trouble. Billie talks about Chad not changing at all since he was a model for Countess Wilhelmina. Chad mentions running DiMera with EJ now. Kyle interrupts to inform Chad that they are here on ISA business. Billie introduces Kyle to Chad. Chad asks how he can help. Billie reveals that they are following up a call from Will, who has information on a stolen emerald.

Sonny joins Will in the shower and apologizes for accusing him of cheating. Will apologizes since he promised to never keep anything from him again and he broke that promise. Will acknowledges that he should’ve told him more about the story. Sonny admits he probably wouldn’t have believed it. Will feels he still should’ve come clean. Sonny decides they can make up for that now as they kiss. Leo then walks in and joins them in the shower.

Anna tells Carrie that Austin loves her very much. Carrie jokes that she’ll have to return the tie that she got him. Austin says it’s not a competition. Carrie questions Anna paying for it. Anna says it was worth every penny. Carrie asks if it was Austin’s idea. Austin admits that he asked Anna for help because he had too much wine and said something hurtful to the person he loves the most, so he wanted to show her that he knows what they have together is priceless. Austin vows to never take her for granted again as they kiss.

Tony goes to see John and Marlena. Marlena asks if he’s enjoying his triumph. Tony says he comes bearing gifts. John wants the necklace but Tony says it’s much better, the world’s most expensive chocolate. Tony says it’s meant as a peace offering but John tells him to take the chocolate and get out. Marlena thanks Tony and takes the chocolate.

After Carrie exits the room, Austin tells Anna that they need to talk as he went online and found out the final bid on the necklace. Anna calls him nosey and argues that there were a lot of bidders. Austin questions half a million Euros. Anna admits she may have gotten carried away in the moment.

Tony talks about how Anna gets when she gets something stuck in her head. Tony questions why the necklace is so important to the ISA. John explains that it contained a sapphire that belonged to the Alamain family as it was stolen 30 years ago and just resurfaced, so the auction had no right to put it on the block. John doesn’t give a damn what Anna wants because he won’t stop until he gets the necklace back to Shane Donovan.

Paulina jokes about getting jealous of Abe and Shane. Abe introduces Paulina to Shane as one of his very dearest friends from way back and Paulina as the woman in his life. Paulina says good friends are like family where she comes from so she hugs him. Paulina says Shane looks familiar and asks if they have met before. Shane assures he would’ve remembered.

Leo tries to shower with Will and Sonny. Will questions what he’s doing. Sonny tells Leo to get the hell out. Leo doesn’t see the big deal. Will and Sonny then throw him out of the shower. Leo complains that they don’t want to have any fun.

Shane tells Abe that he can see Paulina is quite the charmer. Eli and Lani come in. Abe introduces them to Shane. Shane notes that without Eli and Lani’s quick thinking, they wouldn’t have been able to take the jewel thief into custody. Eli wishes it was the man that took Paulina’s ring. They talk about how they must have been waiting to make their move. Paulina says she will tell anything they want to know. Shane says he actually came by because he has a lot to tell her. Shane tells her to picture Alamainia in 1991.

Billie introduces Kyle to Will and Sonny. Will mentions being a reporter and asks if they are willing to go on record about the missing jewels. Billie reveals that they just found the amethyst in New Orleans. Will asks what happened in New Orleans but Kyle warns him to stop recording and put his phone away. Kyle says they will ask the questions and asks what Will knows. Billie apologizes and thanks Will for contacting. Will explains that an acquaintance of his claims to know where the emerald is.

Tony explains to John that Anna bought the necklace for Austin to give to Carrie because they are going through a bad patch recently. John guesses Austin must have really been in the doghouse then. Tony says he couldn’t change Anna’s mind about the sapphire being the key to Austin and Carrie’s marriage. John warns that if the wrong guys figure out that Carrie owns the sapphire, her life is in danger.

Austin tells Anna that Tony should be a part of this conversation. Anna says that Tony went off to find chocolate and she doesn’t know why. Austin had no idea that Anna paid that much for the necklace and worries that Carrie is going to figure it out. Anna questions the price of true love and tells Austin to promise never to say anything stupid to Carrie. Austin wants to start by putting the necklace in a bank vault. Austin thanks Anna and decides to get on the video chat with their son Noah. Austin leaves the room while Anna talks about working miracles. Anna then answers the door to see “Sister Mary Moira”, who informs her that God sent her to save her soul from eternal damnation.

Leo introduces himself to Billie and Kyle. Leo tries flirting with Kyle. Kyle tells him to just tell him about the emerald. Leo admits he doesn’t know exactly where the emerald is, but he’s on very good terms with someone who does know and they should be there any moment. Sonny feels Leo is just stringing them along. Chad agrees and calls Leo a con artist but then the doorbell rings.

Anna promises Sister Mary Moira that she was only joking about miracles. She explains that Anna doesn’t know her, but she knows Anna, revealing that she is Susan’s sister and EJ’s aunt. Anna invites her in then, saying they are practically family. Sister Mary Moira talks about finding money for orphans and she saw Anna and Tony were in town, so she decided to pay them a visit. She brings up Anna paying a pretty penny at the auction last night, so she’s sure she will be just as generous with the orphans. Anna says her checkbook is in the other room. Sister Mary says she’ll just say the rosary while she waits, so Anna goes to get it.

Shane finishes explaining to Paulina where the stone in her ring came from. Paulina questions her diamond being part of some peacock. Abe suggests hearing him out. Shane explains that the government of Alamainia has all the documents to prove ownership and it appears that ring was stolen goods long before it was stolen from Paulina. Eli jokes about everything being hotter in Miami. Paulina says their lawyers can call her lawyers and they’ll see who comes out on top. Paulina questions the thief they arrested and wants to get him to talk. Shane notes that the man has rights, so it’s been determined that the bset course of action is to release him, which upsets Paulina.

Anna gives a check to Sister Mary Moira. She remarks that she thought Anna would be a bit more generous than that for the starving orphans. Anna then takes it back and claims she left a zero off at the end so she adds to it. Sister Mary Moira says her generosity will not go unrewarded as she then exits.

Paulina can’t believe the thief is loose after putting a gun to Lani’s head. Paulina complains about letting that animal on the streets and that the ISA only care about the Peacock. Abe argues that Shane has good reason for doing what he did. Eli guesses they put a tail on him to lead to his partner and the diamond. Paulina apologizes. Lani talks about growing up in Miami and offers to help in any way she can. Shane hoped that he could convince her to be his backup. Eli says they’re here to work. Paulina worries about them taking a bullet for her getting her ring back. Eli and Lani assure that they can take care of themselves. Paulina tells them to be safe and bring back what is hers.

Leo introduces his best friend, drag queen Jackie Cox. Jackie talks about doing impressions but Billie does not recognize. Kyle asks if Jackie has the emerald. Jackie says no, but knows where it will be tonight and suggests taking Kyle. Billie says no because Kyle is with her and asks where they need to go. Leo interrupts to ask what’s in it for them.

John and Marlena go with Tony to see Austin and Carrie, surprising them. Austin asks why they didn’t tell them they were going to be in Zurich. John says they were planning to but had business to take care of first. Anna asks Tony what they are doing here. John says he can answer that. John then declares he’s here for the necklace.

Billie tells Leo that he won’t see any of the reward money until they have the emerald in hand. Leo suggests he’s interested in other arrangements. Kyle says they are only interested in the emerald. Leo says he will text them where to be tonight. Leo and Jackie then exit together.

Carrie questions the sapphire in her necklace being stolen 30 years ago. Austin quickly points out that he didn’t know it was stolen and neither did Anna. John notes that Anna knew he was bidding for the ISA because he told her so. Anna argues that she got the necklace fair and square. Marlena points out that’s not true since she kept John from bidding on it. Anna asks what she was supposed to do since Austin was desperate to make things right with Carrie and she believes in true love. Anna declares that the necklace belongs to them now. Carrie responds that it can’t be theirs when it’s a country’s national treasure. Carrie is sure John and the ISA will help Anna get her money back. Carrie acknowledges that she loves the necklace but she couldn’t live with herself if she tried to keep it. Carrie declares that the right thing to do is to give it back, so she hands over the box to John. John opens the box and reveals the necklace is missing.

Paulina doesn’t understand how Shane and the ISA can be so certain that her diamond is the one they are looking for. Abe notes that orange diamonds are extremely rare. Paulina talks about how it’s a gift from her friend Michelle at the white house and asks if they need to call to verify. Abe says no so Paulina tells him to take her word for it. Abe tells her to calm down as he is on her side. Abe wonders if her attachment to the ring has something to do with what happened in Salem. Paulina asks what he means. Abe says during their business with the town square, Paulina talked about a man from her past who hurt her and made her feel powerless because he was the one with the money. Abe brings up that Paulina swore to herself to never be put in that position again. Abe feels that money is more than a system of exchange to her, but something that makes her feel safe. Paulina guesses Abe has got her figured out. Paulina says that Abe, Eli, Lani, and the babies are worth more to her than any of the precious gems in the world. Paulina adds that she’s still keeping the ring.

The two thieves get together and talk about having the orange diamond ring. They plan to turn it over tonight and get the rest of their bonus. The one thief that was arrested mentions lawyering up and how he had to be let go. The other man questions if he cut himself a deal. He argues that they have nothing on them. Shane and Lani then burst in with their guns raised, ordering they put the ring down and their hands up. One of the men runs for it while the other grabs his gun.

Paulina gets a call from her friend Michelle and guesses she heard about the robbery. Michelle confirms she heard the story. Paulina assures that she’s fine. Paulina says she did keep the ring in a safe place but she wore it out from time to time. Paulina argues that she wasn’t flaunting it or being careless, she was robbed. Paulina apologizes and doesn’t know where it’s at but says the police are looking for it now to bring it back to her. Michelle then hangs up on Paulina. Abe jokes that he can’t imagine why.

Eli bursts in and shoots the man. Lani says she owes him one. Eli mentions promising Paulina to bring Lani home safe. Lani handcuffs the man and asks who he’s working for but he won’t talk. Shane returns having sent the other man off with the police. Lani retrieves the ring and declares they got what they came for, so it’s all good.

Billie gets a text that Shane got the orange diamond and says that’s one down, five more to go. Kyle jokes about Jackie Cox’s resemblance to Billie which Billie questions. Kyle remarks that she was very attractive as he exits.

Leo texts Jackie to keep it together as he does not want to blow this. Chad approaches so Leo invites him to shower. Chad warns Leo that he’s caused more than enough trouble for Sonny and Will, so he needs to watch himself as he’s got his eye on him. Leo remarks that he’s watching him right back as Chad walks away.

Carrie doesn’t understand as she had the necklace in the box and then left for her video chat with Noah. John asks Anna what happened next. Anna says she talked to Austin and then he went to get on the call. Anna then realizes it was the nun when she went to get her check book. Marlena questions Anna leaving her alone with the necklace. Anna mentions that the nun said she was EJ’s aunt. John then reveals that it was no nun, it was Kristen DiMera!

Kristen is outside, having removed her nun outfit and disguise nearby, and is now wearing the Sapphire necklace. Kristen declares that God helps those who help themselves.

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Days Update Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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Update written by Joseph

Jake goes home with a pizza and complains to Gabi about his day at Titan. Jake questions Gabi leaving early. Gabi informs him that she’s been spying on Philip’s laptop and she finally has what she needs to bring him down.

Philip is in his office, typing an e-mail to Brady, requesting he stop trying to seduce Chloe while he’s in a relationship with her, warning that he will pay the price if he doesn’t keep his damn hands off of her.

Belle and Shawn are at the Brady Pub. Belle is on the phone with Chloe, who tells her about Philip showing up in Pennsylvania. Belle tells Chloe that she will talk to Philip and encourages that everything will be okay. Belle hangs up and Shawn asks what that was all about.

Justin asks Bonnie if something is wrong but she says no and the ceremony continues. When it’s asked if anyone has any objections, Xander arrives and declares that he has an objection. Justin asks what the hell he’s doing here. Xander responds that Justin’s bride stole a million dollars from him and he wants it back. Justin tells him to leave now. Xander guarantees that Justin is going to want to hear this and he might even thank him. Kayla asks what this is about. Xander explains that he had a briefcase full of cash in his room that has gone missing and the only person who could’ve taken it was Bonnie. Justin asks why Bonnie would be in his room. Xander says he could think of one million reasons, but suggests asking her.

Shawn questions Belle just leaving as he’s confused because they were having dinner. Belle says she’s just going to see Philip for two seconds at Titan because Chloe asked her to talk to him. Belle mentions a boneheaded move Philip just made. Shawn asks what he did but then decides he doesn’t want to hear it unless it involves a crime and he gets to arrest him. Shawn questions Chloe not being able to handle her own relationship issues. Belle asks what kind of friend she would be if she didn’t have Chloe’s friend. Belle assures that she will be right back and tells Shawn to order their dinner. Belle kisses Shawn and then exits the Pub.

Eli and Lani are back at home. Lani puts the babies to sleep while Eli pays the nanny. Lani talks about being lucky they found their nanny. Eli agrees and asks how Lani’s first day back at work was. Lani says it was great, but admits she really missed their babies and was looking at their pictures during her breaks. Eli tells her they can do whatever she wants.

Justin asks if Bonnie went to Xander’s room. Bonnie admits she did but claims it was to invite him to the wedding because he’s family, so she thought inviting his cousin would be a nice surprise. Xander says the only surprise was her running off with all his cash, but notes that with her history, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. The justice of a peace decides to give them some time. Kayla remarks on Xander’s new habit of crashing private parties with scandalous claims. Xander points out that in the case of Eric and Nicole, he merely stated facts and that party is relevant because that’s how he earned the million dollars in question and his claim was true then, just as it is now. Xander asks Bonnie if that’s right. Bonnie asks Xander to just leave. Steve offers to show him out but Justin wants to clear this up. Justin asks if Xander witnessed Bonnie taking his money. Xander admits he didn’t because he was in the shower, but he thought he heard someone come in. Justin questions how he could be so sure it was Bonnie. Xander explains that when he came out of the shower, his key card was moved so obviously Bonnie swiped it and slipped back in to help herself to his money. Justin calls that pure conjecture. Xander understands why he’d want fair compensation to marry Bonnie but remarks that he’ll have to find some other sucker to pay. Bonnie holds Justin back. Justin turns to Bonnie and asks if any of what Xander is saying is true. Bonnie thinks back to sneaking in and stealing Xander’s money. Bonnie then asks who Justin is going to believe, Xander or the woman he loves?

Eli brings Lani candy, chips, and soda while joking about going on a stakeout to watch over their babies in the nursery. Eli says he has to ease her back in on her first day back at the job. They jokingly fight over the chips until their phones go off with a text.

Paulina tells Abe that she texted Lani and Eli to come over so she better start cooking. Abe notes that she loves having them over. Paulina asks if Abe wanted it to be just them tonight. Abe points out that they just spent Labor Day weekened together. Paulina feels that’s why they need to have them over, so they can rehash everything that happened. Abe notes that could take awhile since it was a pretty eventful weekend. Paulina adds that she knows it’s Lani’s first day back at work so she told her to bring the kids. Abe calls that very thoughtful. Paulina thinks Abe doesn’t like this idea. Abe thinks they just might be exhausted. Paulina gets a text back from Lani, saying they would love to come and will bring desert. Paulina wants to get started on the chicken so she heads to the kitchen. Abe laments that they could’ve just ordered pizza and then follows in to the kitchen.

Gabi informs Jake that Philip took the Titan jet to Wilkes-Barre, PA. Jake questions what is there. Gabi says Brady and Chloe are there so Jake says that just got a lot more interesting. Gabi explains that Brady and Chloe had the DiMera jet which had mechanical issues and they got stranded for the night, so Philip flew out there and caught them together in bed which Jake laughs at.

Belle goes to the Titan office. Philip tells her that he’s busy but Belle shuts his laptop and calls him an idiot, revealing she just got off the phone with Chloe. Belle complains that she gave him a million reasons not to go after Chloe and Brady, but he did it anyways. Philip says he caught them in bed together. Belle argues that nothing happened because Chloe is with him. Philip complains that they were spooning, so if he didn’t get there, he can guess what would’ve happened. Belle tells him that Chloe is ticked off that he doesn’t trust her. Philip argues that he does trust Chloe but there’s no chance he trusts Brady, especially after this latest stunt.

Xander says he’s not surprised that Bonnie would resort to name calling but argues that he’s not a criminal. Xander warns Bonnie about invoking his reputation when she has quite the reputation herself. Justin argues that Bonnie has changed. Steve brings up that Xander has been running drugs but Xander says those charges were dropped with no proof. Justin shouts that Xander has no proof of these absurd allegations against Bonnie, so he tells him to get the hell out now. Xander decides he’ll just go upstairs and get what he came for then. Bonnie stops him and tells him that he can’t go up there. Kayla questions why not. Bonnie thinks back to shooting Calista and telling Kayla that she was asleep. Bonnie says it’s because of Calista. Xander questions who that is. Kayla notes that she is Bonnie’s sister in law. Justin then asks what is going on with Bonnie and Calista.

Abe and Paulina finish cooking and drink wine. Abe toasts to a team effort. Paulina asks where Abe learned his way around the kitchen. Abe says it was out of necessity at first and he enjoys it. Paulina says she is impressed. Abe asks why eat take out when it’s so easy to create a meal. Abe notes that everything is done and they are just waiting on Eli and Lani to bring dessert, so he thinks they have everything covered. Paulina says she can’t wait that long for something sweet as they kiss. Paulina calls Abe quite a catch. Abe jokes that he’s the one who caught her.

Philip shows Belle the memo to Brady that he’s typing, saying he warned Brady to stay away from Chloe more than once and if he doesn’t stop, he will come after him and hurt him until he gets it through his head that Chloe is his. Belle says this is enough. Philip argues that he’s just getting started. Belle warns him that if he’s not careful, his anger towards Brady will bring himself down.

Gabi tells Jake that Philip’s anger towards Brady will be his downfall and shows him the memo that Philip is typing to Brady. Gabi explains that the keylogger she installed is showing everything in real time that Philip is typing. Jake reads it and calls it next level anger. Gabi says they just need to get Philip to act on his anger, so once he’s proven to be a jealous maniac then Victor will fire him and she can take over. Jake says or him. Gabi says they either wait for the right moment or create it. Jake asks if she’s saying they trigger Philip to go after Brady. Jake warns that if they are not careful, someone could get killed.

Bonnie reminds Kayla that Calista is sleeping upstairs. Xander promises to be very quiet. Xander exits the room, so Bonnie chases after him. A confused Justin then follows out as Steve and Kayla watch on.

Eli and Lani go to Paulina’s with a strawberry pie and their babies. Lani hopes they don’t mind that they brought the twins since they couldn’t get a babysitter. Paulina reminds that that she said to bring them. Eli comments on the food smelling good. Paulina credits Abe and jokes that he saved her from ordering pizza. Paulina gives them glasses of wine. Abe says they all spent a wonderful weekend together and they can’t get enough of them. Lani feels the same. Abe is glad that they could make it tonight. Paulina says they have a lot of rehashing to do because they had a Labor Day weekend to write home about. Lani agrees it was one for the books as they toast their wine.

Xander goes to Bonnie’s room and says after a quick look around, he will let Calista rest in peace. Xander finds Bonnie’s bag but Bonnie runs in to stop him, arguing that it’s not what he thinks. Xander states this is the money she stole from him. Bonnie tells him that he can’t have it. Xander tells her that she’s about to marry the man she loves, so if she lets him take what is his then they will both have their happily ever after and they’ll never mention this again. Bonnie agrees and tells Xander to take it, so she lets go of him but accidentally causes Xander to drop the bag which leads to some of the money and the gun falling out. Bonnie quickly picks up the gun but Xander questions what she is doing with a gun. Justin then walks in and asks Bonnie as well what she is doing with a gun.

Jake tells Gabi that Philip is a powder keg, so if they are not careful, something could go seriously wrong. Gabi questions if he really thinks Philip has the guts to murder Brady. Gabi thinks it will just be a loud, public confrontation with fists thrown so everyone will find out that Philip is an unhinged jealous maniac and they can back it up with a trail of e-mails fired off to Brady. Jake agrees that it will go against his CEO image. Gabi notes that there is more as she was researching Titan documents and found out that Philip was laundering mob money through Titan when he first started until Xander ratted him out. Jake points out that Xander ended up on the streets, not Philip, so family protects family. Gabi feels that if Philip hurts family by assaulting Brady then Victor may come down on him with some tough love. Jake agrees to find a way to push Philip to the brink of that edge.

Belle warns Philip that he will regret sending that e-mail because there will be a trail of potentially prosecutable threats which would play right in to Brady’s hands. Belle argues that Brady wants Philip to blow up so he can use it against him, so he needs to be smarter than this. Belle encourages that he has Chloe so he should just enjoy it and be happy. Belle knows Philip just needed to vent and that’s why he typed such hateful threats, but now that he’s got it out of his system, he needs to delete the e-mail. Philip agrees with Belle that he probably shouldn’t send it, but he’s going to anyways. Philip tries to send the e-mail but his computer freezes. Belle calls it fate intervening to save Philip from himself.

Kayla tells Steve that she doesn’t understand any of this. Steve thinks everything will work itself out, one way or another. Steve tells Kayla how beautiful she is as they kiss. Steve knows that Kayla is thinking Bonnie is the same old thief. Kayla brings up how Bonnie talked about Justin and their future, so she was really convinced that she had changed and she loved Justin too much to risk what they have. Steve hopes she is right.

Xander calls it obvious that Bonnie was going to use that gun to rob him. Justin asks if that’s true. Bonnie says she did not bring a gun to Xander’s room. Xander doesn’t believe her and collects his money. Justin asks Bonnie what the hell is going on. Bonnie wants to go somewhere else and let Calista sleep. Xander remarks that Calista sleeps like the dead since she hasn’t moved. Xander then walks out of the room. Justin asks Bonnie if she’s sure that Calista is okay..

Eli toasts to Lani. Paulina says she knows Lani loves her job but worries that being a cop is dangerous since she’s a mom now. Lani comments that Paulina is starting to sound like her mom now. Paulina says her days with her babies are precious. Lani says she thought long and hard about going back to the police department. Eli encourages that she wanted her kids to see what a badass detective she is. Lani then gets a call and says they are on their way. Lani hangs up and tells Eli that Rafe said they are needed on a case right now. Lani is sorry to cut the evening short. Abe tells her not to worry about it. Lani asks if Abe and Paulina can watch the twins tonight and hopes they won’t be too late. Paulina says they’d love to and agree to hold off on dessert until they get back. Paulina hugs Lani and tells her to be safe out there. Lani assures they will be okay as she and Eli exit.

Justin walks over to Calista despite Bonnie attempting to stop him. Justin then pulls back the blanket to discover that Calista is dead.

Philip tells Belle that he has his I.T. guy checking out his computer to find out what is wrong. Belle hopes that he doesn’t. Philip questions her being against freedom of expression. Belle worries that it could land him in a world of trouble. Philip says he knows what he’s doing. Belle warns that he’s running on rage right now and it’s not going to end well, so he needs to cool off or he will lose Chloe and everything important to him. Belle then storms out of the office. Philip gets a call from his I.T. guy and questions what he found on his laptop.

Gabi tells Jake that it’s weird that Philip never sent the e-mail and hasn’t typed anything in 20 minutes. Jake suggests he took a break, so maybe Gabi should too.

Kayla calls it so unfair if Justin has his heart handed to him again at another wedding. Kayla declares it can’t be true. Steve hopes she’s right, but doesn’t understand why Xander would make up the entire story about the money. Xander then returns, revealing he found his money. Kayla asks where Bonnie is. Xander informs her that she’s upstairs sobbing to Justin but she’s guilty as hell and will pay for what she did. Xander announces that he’s called the cops. Kayla questions why he did that when he got his money. Xander reveals that Bonnie had a gun and could’ve shot him, but now it seems like Justin is the one who dodged a bullet.

Justin sees that Calista has been shot and questions what Bonnie has done. Bonnie says she can explain. Justin says Bonnie stole a million dollars and her sister in law is dead in their bed, so he asks how she explains that. Lani and Eli arrive and Lani says they would like to hear that answer too.

Jake and Gabi kiss until Philip shows up at the door. Gabi asks what he’s doing here. Philip then questions why the hell she’s spying on him.

Belle returns to Shawn at the Pub. Shawn says it was perfect timing since their food should be out any minute. Shawn asks how things went with Philip. Belle says he was just as stubborn and irrational as usual. Shawn decides he doesn’t want to hear it as he doesn’t care. Belle agrees that he shouldn’t care and she’s sorry for leaving him like that. Shawn informs her that he just finished a nice long video chat with Claire. Belle hates that she missed that as she needs to catch up with her. Shawn reveals that she will have a chance to do that as he just booked them two tickets to South Africa to go see Claire. Belle says she’s so excited and hugs him.

EMTs arrive and stretcher Calista’s body out of the Kiriakis Mansion. Eli arrests Bonnie for suspicion of murder. Bonnie breaks down crying to Justin that she’s sorry as Eli reads Bonnie her rights while they escort her out of the mansion.

Paulina sits with Eli and Lani’s babies and talks to them. Paulina says that everyone in town thinks of her as their great Aunt Paulina, but they can call her grandma. Paulina whispers that it’s their little secret as Abe returns to the room.

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Eli, Lani, Abe, and Paulina have lunch on the beach. Paulina says it’s her treat and tells them to just enjoy the view. Lani comments on the people watching while Paulina remarks that you never know who is going to show up at your table. Two men then approach the table and demand the ring. Abe asks what’s going on as one of the men pull out a gun. Paulina says she knows exactly what’s going on as a similar thing happened to a friend of hers in Beverly Hills. Paulina tells the thieves that they are not taking her ring as it was a gift from her close friend Michelle. Paulina refuses to hand over the ring. The man warns that he’s a highly trained mercenary and threatens to blow her head off.

John and Marlena greet Anna and Tony at the auction in Zurich. Anna jokes about the language and says that Carrie and Austin are the main reason they are here. Marlena says they are going to try to see them tomorrow. Anna never thought of John as the auction house kind of guy. John says he figured he’d try to find something in his price range but Anna warns it will be expensive here. Marlena asks if they are here for something specific or just browsing. Anna shows them the picture of the sapphire necklace which is the same one they came for. John asks to talk to Anna for a second.

Chad suggests leaving the Penthouse suite when Will doesn’t answer but they are shocked when Sonny’s ex Leo Stark answers the door. Leo jokes that Sonny doesn’t seem happy to see him and questions if Sonny is cheating on Will with Chad. Leo invites them in to have room service. Leo jokes that Sonny has traded up. Sonny yells at Leo that this isn’t a joke. Will then comes out from the back, surprised to see that Sonny is there.

After Billie drags Ben away, a man approaches Ciara to ask her a few questions.

Ben tells Billie that he doesn’t know how the couple that bought the gem got away when they were just in front of them. Billie sees the man with Ciara as he says he wants to show something to her. As the man reaches in to his jacket, Billie assumes he has a gun and rushes back over to tackle him. Ben runs up to check on Ciara as the man tells Billie that he doesn’t have a gun, he was reaching for his badge. He reveals he is Agent Kyle Graham of the ISA and tells Billie that it’s nice to meet her.

John tells Anna that there is something she needs to know about the sapphire but the auction is about to begin. Anna thinks she knows everything she needs to know about the necklace so her and Tony head back inside. John tells Marlena that Anna seems happy to be here. Marlena comments that Anna will be bidding on the necklace and wonders if that’s a coincidence or if Anna and Tony are the people that Shane warned them about. John says Anna has done shady things in the past but he can’t imagine Tony doing that. John says they can’t let them get the necklace either way. Marlena points out that Anna won’t back down so she asks what to do. John says they will outbid her.

Billie finishes a call with her ISA contact, confirming Agent Kyle Graham’s identity. Billie argues that he should’ve identified himself before talking to her contacts and says he pissed her off. She asks what he’s even doing here. Kyle responds that he’s following orders as Shane sent him to be her backup. Billie argues that she doesn’t need help. Kyle questions if she identified the people arranging to buy the gem in the window. Billie explains that the owner sold it to a couple before she got to it which Kyle mocks. Billie insists that she’s got it and just needs until tonight to find out the couple. Kyle reveals that he’s one step ahead of her as he already knows who they are.

Leo swears it’s not what it looks like. Sonny turns around and punches Leo down. Will holds Sonny back as Sonny yells at him to get off of him. Will questions what Sonny is doing. Sonny accuses Will of cheating on him and complains about finding Will with Leo in his robe. Will assures that he hasn’t forgotten who Leo is and what he did. Chad encourages Sonny to let Will talk. Sonny asks Will what the hell this is then. Leo gets back up and tells Sonny that he’s sorry to say, Will only wants him for his Peacock.

The thieves continue to threaten Paulina over her ring. Paulina refuses to give it. Lani urges her to just give him the ring. Paulina cries that she loves it. The man asks if she loves the people at this table so Paulina gives in and hands over the ring then tells them to leave them alone. The two men rush off with the ring while Eli and Lani chase after them.

John and Marlena joke about the auction. The sapphire necklace then goes up for bidding, starting at 25,000 Euros from Anna. John bids 50,000. Anna asks Tony why John is bidding against her. Another man bids 75,000 so Marlena wonders if that’s the man that Shane warned them about. Anna bids 100,000. The official steps away as they have a bidder on the phone. Tony questions Anna’s bid. Anna insists that Austin is counting on them and Carrie’s marriage depends on it.

Austin looks at a picture of the sapphire necklace and remarks that he sure hopes Anna and Tony come through. Carrie comes in to the room and tells Austin that she decided to call Anna to make sure she and Tony got settled in, but she didn’t pick up, so she called the front desk and they have no record of Anna and Tony checking in.

Sonny questions Will as to what the hell the Peacock that Leo is referring to. Will explains that it’s a statue of a peacock that was stolen in Alamania 30 years ago and the statue was priceless. Chad questions that. Leo questions him never hearing of the Alamanian Peacock. Will explains that it included six gems but was stolen by Hope as Princess Gina. Will says the case went cold but recently, the peacock was recovered without the gems. Will adds that he got an anonymous tip that he could be led to one of the gems, the emerald, but when he showed up, he found Leo. Sonny questions Will meeting with Leo about an emerald this whole time. Will assures that he headed straight for the door when he saw Leo, but his information sounded legit as he knew enough details to convince him that he’s telling the truth. Will tells Sonny that Leo has been stringing him along for weeks, but yesterday he told him that he could lead him to the emerald so he swears this is the only reason he’s here. Leo remarks that this time, Will is telling the truth.

Billie asks Kyle who the couple is that bought the gem from the shop. Kyle informs her that they are Miles and Sophie Faversham who live in a mansion in the garden district and they’ve been making inquiries but he doesn’t know how they knew the amethyst gem was on the market. Billie recognizes the last name from Lili Faversham. Kyle confirms that they are her grandson and his wife. Ben asks who Lili is. Billie mentions that she knew Princess Gina. Kyle says there is nothing legit about this purchase. Billie adds that there is a network behind this. Kyle says they need to get the broach back and he knows just where to do it as the Favershams are having a party tomorrow. Billie suggests she go dressed as Princess Gina but Kyle warns that it will be very risky. Kyle mentions that he does have a lead on the emerald. Ciara points out that the Favershams know Princess Gina, but not her daughter.

Sonny questions Leo being Will’s source and asks if Will checks for hidden cameras when he comes over. Sonny can’t believe Will is trusting Leo after what he did to him. Will insists that he doesn’t trust Leo and that he’s a slimy informant who has been milking him for everything he can get. Will complains that Leo promised him a source today but then hit him up for a massage. Sonny questions why Will didn’t just tell him instead of sneaking around. Will worried that Sonny would freak out if he knew he was dealing with Leo. Sonny complains that’s because Leo is going to con Will, just like he did to him and he’s going to get blackmailed. Leo reminds them of when they stuffed him in the trunk of a car. Sonny questions Will really thinking Leo has a source and argues that no one would trust him with where to find a stolen emerald. Will gives in and says Sonny wins so they should go home. Leo tells them to go ahead but Chad stops them and says not to go quite yet.

Billie asks what Ciara is talking about. Ciara brings up Princess Gina having a daughter named Greta, so she can pass herself off as her. Kyle argues that the last thing they need is to involve a civilian. Billie argues that Ciara’s parents were great cops, so she thinks she would be fine. Ciara adds that she knows everything there is to know about Princess Gina so they can’t trip her up. Kyle calls it highly unusual but feels they have no choice. Billie says the party is invitation only, but they can get her on the guest list. Ciara asks if she can bring Ben. Ben is unsure but Ciara insists that Greta wouldn’t show up without an escort. Billie says they can just do some ballroom dancing. Ben is unsure of that but Billie encourages that it’s their honeymoon. Billie says to leave it to her and suggests she and Kyle show them some moves. Kyle responds that he doesn’t dance so Billie says she will do the dancing for the both of them.

The auction continues as Anna bids 425,000 Euros. John then bids 450,000. Anna complains that John and Marlena know she wants the necklace so she asks Tony why John is bidding against her. Tony suggests Austin buy Carrie some flowers instead of a necklace for half a million Euros. Anna calls that dumb. The man up front bids 475,000 but then someone whispers to the official and he declares they must stop the action. He calls security to remove the man up front as John wonders if that was the guy Shane warned about.

Abe tells Paulina that Lani and Eli know what they are doing and encourages her to breathe. Paulina complains about the man holding a gun on Lani. Abe calls for police backup while Paulina remains panicked and prays for nothing to happen to her baby. Eli and Lani chase the thieves. Eli manages to tackle one of them, while the other one turns and fires a shot at Lani.

Austin tells Carrie that it is strange that the hotel doesn’t have a record of Anna and Tony checking in. Austin suggests they used another name. Carrie questions why they would do that. Austin points out that the DiMera name is notorious because of Stefano. Carrie says Anna has no problem but Austin suggests Tony might have thought better of it. Carrie comments that Anna always gets what she wants. Carrie decides to go to the hotel to make sure everything is okay.

Anna asks Marlena why John is bidding against her when he knows she’s not going to stop. Marlena explains that they weren’t actually bidding against her. Anna clarifies that she’s not bidding on the necklace for herself, but for Austin so he can give it to Carrie and then she’ll forgive him and they’ll be happy again. Marlena questions Austin and Carrie not being happy. Anna says that might have been indiscreet. Anna asks them to just bid on something else for Carrie’s sake. Marlena is afraid they can’t do that but clarifies that they aren’t bidding for themselves either. Marlena reveals that John is working undercover for the ISA to retrieve the necklace and that he was trying to explain that to her when the auction began. Marlena asks if now Anna understands. Tony says of course they do and tells Anna to stop bidding. Marlena thanks Tony as the auction is then resumed.

Lani dodges the shots fired and the man takes off. Lani takes the gun off the man that Eli tackled and holds the gun on him while Eli chases after the other man. Paulina calls out asking if Lani is alright. Lani assures that she’s fine. Abe adds that he has called this in. Eli comes back, revealing the man got away and he only got the end of his license plate. Paulina yells at the first man, asking who put him up to this. He asks why he should tell her. Eli warns that he’s a police officer, so he better tell him as he asks who he works for.

Chad warns Leo that his last name is DiMera and his family has a very long history of dealing with informants and people who don’t deliver on their promises, so he suggests this would a very good moment for Leo to be completely forthcoming. Chad asks if Will had any questions for Leo. Will tells Leo that he booked this hotel room to meet with his contact and asks if there is such a person and when they will get here. Leo swears that there is but he can’t get them here today, but he can tomorrow. Will refuses to pay for another night here. Chad advises Will to not let Leo out of his sight. Leo guesses that means he’s coming home with them and jokes that it’s a sleepover.

Billie plays music on her phone and begins ballroom dancing with Kyle in front of Ben and Ciara and a crowd of spectators. Everyone applauds as they finish.

Lani asks the man who he works for but he refuses to talk. Eli asks what if Lani shoots him. He argues that he knows as cops that they won’t. Paulina wishes she could. Eli suggests maybe he’ll start talking when he realizes no one is going to bail him out.

Ciara praises Billie’s ballroom dancing. Billie says it helps to have a great partner and admits she did not expect that out of Kyle. Ciara jokes that she and Ben should go practice that. Billie says she will work on getting on the guest list and notes that Ben still needs a cover. Billie then gets an idea and gives Ciara her tiara, noting that the people will need to believe she is Princess Greta von Amberg.

Sonny remarks that he hates this idea on 15 different levels. Leo says he’ll get dressed while they figure this out. Leo comments to Chad that every relationship has ups and downs as he steps out. Chad apologizes to Sonny and Will for butting in. Sonny says he’s not mad at Chad. Sonny asks if Will has any idea how much he’s asking him to put up with. Will says it’s only for one night and he really believes that Leo does have a contact. Will adds that it could be a major story for him. Will promises to make it up to Sonny. Sonny says he owes him a lot more than just one night. Sonny complains about thinking Will was cheating on him this whole time. Will is sorry and never wanted Sonny to doubt him. Will promises to take a few weeks off after this story and says they can take the trip to Paris that they talked about. Sonny jokes that this is emotional blackmail but admits it’s kind of working.

The auction official announces that the man who was escorted out was there under false pretenses so the last official bid was 450,000 from John. He prepares to call it but Anna bids 500,000. Tony questions what she’s doing. Anna declares that she’s winning that necklace. John can’t find his paddle to raise a bid but finds that Anna stole it as Tony unintentionally raises it up, bidding 525,000 and the necklace is sold to him.

Eli and Lani rejoin Paulina and Abe at Paulina’s house. They explain that the man was booked for armed robbery but he’s still not talking. Eli says they are sorry but Paulina says she’s the one who should be sorry as she promised them glitz and glamour and ended up with a man taking off with her ring. Lani tells her not to worry as they will find out who did this. Eli promises they will get her ring back.

Austin stops Carrie and asks her not to go. Austin pretends that he just got a text from Tony, claiming the hotel didn’t have a room with a view so they switched hotels. Carrie admits that makes sense and decides she will call Anna but Austin continues claiming that Tony said they were exhausted and going to sleep so they will see them tomorrow. Carrie decides to get ready for bed then. Austin says he will too after he responds to Tony’s text. Carrie then exits to the bedroom. Austin remarks that he dodged that bullet and goes back to looking at the picture of the sapphire necklace.

Tony tells John and Marlena that he had nothing to do with this as he returns John’s paddle. Anna retrieves the sapphire necklace and exits with Tony. Marlena asks John what he will tell Shane.

Ben and Ciara return to their hotel room. Ciara asks if they should start practicing dancing. Ben says he’ll need all the practice he can get after watching Billie and Kyle. They kiss and then Ben jokes that he’s never danced with a princess before. Ciara says that makes him her Prince Charming. Ben adds that he’s never made love to a princess before either. Ciara says there’s a first time for everything as they continue kissing onto the bed.

Will asks if Sonny can put up with Leo for a night. Sonny repeats that he doesn’t like this and he doesn’t trust Leo, but he knows to keep his enemies close. Leo jokes about riding in the trunk and asks Chad to grab his bags for him. Sonny reminds Chad that it was his big idea as they exit.

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Update written by Joseph

After rescuing Julie from the freezer, Jack wants to take Julie to the emergency room. Julie refuses to go anywhere until they find Doug. Jack promises that they will but Julie asks how when he’s not answering his phone. Julie then declares that she thinks she knows what happened.

Kayla tells Steve that she doesn’t get why Bonnie isn’t coming to get ready. Steve explains that she said she got hung up getting a manicure and said it’d be easier to get ready here. Steve adds that he’s calling because Bonnie needs her makeup bag. Kayla guesses they are on their way then and hangs up. Justin asks what’s going on with Bonnie. Kayla responds that she has no idea.

Xander informs Gwen that Bonnie came by to invite him to the wedding, saying she wanted him to represent the Kiriakis family since the others refused to attend. Xander says he thought it was odd but she reminded him that she volunteered to be Sarah’s maid of honor at the last minute. Gwen wonders if it was all just pretense so she could come in and steal the million dollars from the briefcase. Xander says he would, except he saw her leave without it.

Bonnie demands Calista give her the gun. Calista says she’s sorry but she’s not getting the gun. Calista then turns the gun to Bonnie and declares that she’s getting the bullet. Bonnie asks what she’s talking about since she gave her the money. Calista complains that Bonnie stole her husband’s life so now she is going to pay with her’s. Bonnie argues that she can’t do this on her wedding day. Calista tells Bonnie to forget about becoming Bonnie Kiriakis and declares that today, she dies.

Xander says Bonnie must have taken the money since she was the only person there before EJ came. Xander mentions that he checked the briefcase once an hour to make sure it was there. Gwen questions what happened if Bonnie didn’t leave with it. Xander thinks back to Bonnie’s visit and realizes the key card is not where he left it, so Bonnie must have swiped it and got back into the room to steal his money. Xander declares that Bonnie will rue the day that she crossed him.

Bonnie pleads that Calista can’t shoot her as she doesn’t know the whole story. Calista says all she needs to know is that Bonnie killed her husband. Bonnie argues that she did everything she asked and got her a million dollars. Bonnie asks what more she wants. Calista calls it an eye for an eye. Bonnie argues that she hasn’t thought this through and asks what about when Xander comes after her since he will figure it out. Calista argues that Xander will pin Bonnie for stealing the money. Bonnie says she will tell him the truth but Calista points out that she’ll be dead. Bonnie brings up EJ and the DiMeras, suggesting she take the money and run. Calista says this will only take a minute.

Julie tells Jack that Doug locked her in the freezer to protect her since there was a robbery nearby so she worries that Doug has been kidnapped.

Doug is at the Brady Pub, ordering a burger and fries from Roman.

Gwen tells Xander to slow down asks why Bonnie would steal a million dollars from him when she’s just about to marry a multi-millionaire. Gwen questions how Bonnie even knew Xander had the money. Xander decides he’s going to show up at her wedding and find out. Gwen blames herself, saying it’s all her fault because Xander confessed to her crime and now he’s tangled up with EJ with the money gone as well as his job. Gwen notes that he did all this because he tried to protect her. Xander says it was his choice, but asks Gwen not to tell Jack that she had her miscarriage before Abigail pushed her down the stairs because if she does that, everything he’s done will be for nothing.

The wedding officiant arrives at the Kiriakis Mansion and asks if he’s in the right place. Steve assures that he is. He sees the photos of Justin and Adrienne then assumes it’s a remarriage but Steve explains that it’s not a remarriage. He questions the photos so Steve explains that it’s not Bonnie, but his late sister Adrienne. He questions if Justin fell in love with Adrienne’s twin. Steve guesses he’s wondering what he got himself into. He responds that life can be complicated. Steve hopes that all the drama is behind them now that the wedding day is finally here.

Bonnie tells Calista that she can’t kill her and warns her about Victor. Calista argues that Victor wouldn’t even come to her wedding so she bets he doesn’t care. Bonnie reminds her that Steve is downstairs and will catch her so she will lose her money and go to prison. Calista responds that she knows how to get away with murder because she watched her. Calista declares that she will use a silencer so no one will know it happened or care.

Julie tells Jack that they have to call the police. Jack thinks she may be getting carried away. Julie worries that Doug is in danger. Jack thinks there could be other explanations. Jack asks if it’s possible they had a fight. Julie says of course not but notes that Doug was miffed when she changed out his espresso for tea. Julie then admits that they had a small fight and Doug can show his temper when his blood sugar gets low. Jack suggests maybe Doug decided they needed to cool off a little bit and asks if that’s possible. Julie guesses it is but questions where Doug would go when he’s 96 years old and couldn’t get far on foot. Julie declares that she’s going to go find him and rushes out of Julie’s Place.

Roman asks Doug where Julie is since he never sees them here alone. Doug responds that Julie is very busy, watching his cholesterol. Doug says he prefers good red meat and fries. Doug makes sure Roman won’t tell her about this. Roman agrees not to tell Julie as Doug has a beer. Doug says that’s awfully nice of him and accidentally calls him John. Roman corrects him but says it’s not the first time since John went by his name for the better part of a decade. Doug says those were wild days when everyone thought Roman was dead and John got back together with Vivian. Roman points out that he means Marlena. Doug questions how he could mix up Marlena with Vivian and remarks that he must be losing it as he calls him John again.

Gwen reminds Xander that she already told Jack that he was lying to protect her and she was the one running drugs or Dr. Snyder, so she can’t go back on that and Jack will be looking for answers. Xander encourages her to lie and asks if she will. Gwen questions lying to her father. Xander points out that if she tells Jack that she falsely blamed Abigail for her miscarriage which caused her to leave town and quite possibly destroyed her marriage, there’s a chance that Jack’s forgiveness wore thin. Gwen argues that she’s his daughter too. Xander asks how she thinks it will turn out if he blames her for losing his other daughter. Xander asks if she wants to throw everything with Jack away because of his reputation. Gwen feels that Xander doesn’t deserve this. Xander insists that he’ll be fine. Gwen points out that nobody has ever sacrificed so much for her before. Xander responds that she’s worth it.

Julie returns to Julie’s Place and tells Jack that one of the cooks saw Doug walking out the front door and he kept on walking when she waved. Julie gets a call from Roman. Julie tells him that she can’t talk now because Doug is missing. Roman informs her that he’s not missing, he’s at the Pub. Julie lets Jack know and is relieved as she’s been worried sick. Julie tells Roman to tell Doug to come back to Julie’s Place immediately. Roman thinks it would be better if she came here.

The wedding officiant mentions to Steve that he didn’t eat lunch, assuming that a wedding at the Kiriakis Mansion would have a big spread, so Steve sends him to the kitchen to eat. Justin and Kayla then arrive. Steve mentions not seeing Bonnie since she went upstairs with Calista. Kayla decides she will go see what’s going on.

Calista asks Bonnie if she’s ready to go to Hell. Bonnie says they will see who goes there first as she grabs the gun and they struggle over it, until the gun goes off and Calista is shot. Calista then collapses onto the bed.

Julie and Jack go to the Brady Pub to find Doug. Julie is thankful that he’s alright. Doug says she caught him in the act as he needed some meat. Julie says she doesn’t care about the burger. Doug invites her to join him and orders beers on him. Julie clarifies that she didn’t come to drink even though her blood still needs to be thawed out after he locked her in the freezer and walked away. Doug questions her and says he would never do that. Julie explains that he did and she had to call Jack to rescue her. Doug is glad she’s safe but thinks she’s confusing him with someone else and asks if she’s sure she’s okay. Jack suggests he and Doug get Julie home. Doug points out that he hasn’t finished his burger and he wanted a piece of cake. Roman says he’ll wrap it all up.

Steve offers Justin a shot of whiskey for his nerves. Justin claims he’s not nervous, but worried about Bonnie since she’s been real jittery since Calista showed up. Justin mentions them planning to have breakfast but she took off on some errand without a word and then didn’t show up at Kayla’s. Steve adds that Bonnie was definitely jittery when she got here this morning. Justin brings up that Kayla said Bonnie seemed really upset last night about Calista but she didn’t want to talk about it. Steve confirms that Kayla told him the same. Steve remarks that Calista is quite the character as she made a pass at him. Steve adds that Calista was very cagey about being asked questions and asks if Justin knows much about her. Justin admits he doesn’t as Bonnie never mentioned her before she showed up. Justin hopes that Calista will disappear to where she came from when the wedding is over.

Bonnie begins to panic as Calista is dead. Kayla knocks on the door. Bonnie cries that this can’t be happening. Bonnie tells Kayla that she’s not decent. Kayla asks if she needs help getting ready. Bonnie claims she’s good but Kayla doesn’t think so since she has her makeup bag. Bonnie tells her to just leave it there. Kayla reminds her that she’s the matron of honor so it’s her job to help her get ready. Kayla then begins to open the door.

Jack and Julie get Doug home and to bed. Julie tells Jack that Doug didn’t get any sleep last night which is why he was a little off. Jack informs her that Roman told him that Doug called him John earlier. Julie blows it off as being confusing for years. Jack adds that Doug also confused Marlena and Vivian. Jack knows nobody wants to think about this, but he thinks Doug should see a doctor. Julie tells him not to even say that as he’s just tired and needs some rest, then he’ll be fine.

Xander asks what Gwen will tell Jack. Gwen says she doesn’t know. Gwen adds that one positive is that Jack won’t think Xander is a drug runner anymore, so he won’t get in the way of them potentially seeing one another. Xander asks if that’s what she wants. Gwen says maybe, but he needs to go get his money now and she needs to think about what she’s going to say to Jack. Xander stops Gwen and kisses her. Gwen asks what that was for. Xander says it was for luck as Gwen then exits.

Justin looks at a photo of he and Adrienne and says part of him can’t believe he’s going through with this. Justin knows that Steve thought he was crazy or that he was only attracted to Bonnie because she reminded him of Adrienne. Justin says at first he was right, even though they couldn’t be any more different. Justin declares that right now he’s not looking for another Adrienne, he just wants to be able to live and laugh again. Justin says if he wasn’t confident that Bonnie has turned her life around, there’s no way he could ever get past what she did to Adrienne. Justin adds that he’s done a lot of things he’s not proud of. Justin knows it took a lot for Steve to agree to be his best man and he appreciates his support. Steve just wants Justin to be happy. Justin says that’s the plan.

Kayla enters the bedroom and asks Bonnie what happened. Bonnie claims a pillow just exploded. Kayla asks about Calista. Bonnie claims that Calista said she wasn’t feeling well and just keeled over. Kayla offers to examine her but Bonnie says she can’t. Kayla questions why not. Bonnie claims she already knows what’s wrong since Calista had mimosas for breakfast and started puking. Bonnie says she finally fell asleep so she doesn’t want to wake her. Kayla relates to the feeling after drinking last night. Kayla comments that Calista might sleep through the wedding when she came all this way for the occasion. Kayla asks if Bonnie is alright. Bonnie claims that she is but Kayla notes her shaking and asks about her broken nail.

Steve pours drinks for he and Justin as they toast to the light being back in Justin’s eyes. The wedding officiant comes back in and praises the food from the kitchen. He’s happy to see there is two people now but warns that it’s getting late and he has another gig, so he asks if they are starting soon. Justin says he sure hopes so.

Bonnie guesses she lost her nail when Calista fell over and she tried to catch her Bonnie starts crying about nothing going right on the most important day of her life. Kayla asks if she’s sure she is alright. Bonnie says Justin is the best thing to ever happen to her and she just wants to marry him before something else goes wrong. Kayla says she will but they need to take care of some rituals first. Kayla suggests Bonnie get in to her dress so she can get married.

Jack tells Julie that she and Doug have been married for more than half of their lives so she doesn’t want to think about it but it could be something treatable or it could be nothing at all. Jack thinks they should get him checked out so she will have peace of mind. Jack thinks Julie should get checked out after being in the freezer too. Julie declares that she’s not going anywhere and neither is Doug.

Steve warns Justin that if they don’t get started, he’s worried that the justice of the peace will move on so he’s going to check on the ladies. Kayla then enters the room with Bonnie. Steve asks Kayla about Calista. Kayla responds that she’s indisposed. Justin asks if Bonnie is ready. Bonnie says she’s more ready than she’s been in her entire life.

Jack sits with Julie as Gwen comes home. Gwen didn’t expect him back so soon and hopes Julie is okay. Julie is sure Gwen was praying that she would turn in to a popsicle. Julie decides to go check on Doug and exits the room. Gwen asks Jack what is wrong with Doug. Jack responds that they are not exactly sure.

Justin and Bonnie’s wedding ceremony begins. When it’s asked if anyone has any objections, Bonnie imagines Calista interrupting.

Gwen asks if Jack thinks Doug has dementia. Jack says he doesn’t know but Julie is in denial that anything is wrong. Gwen insists that she’s really sorry and that Doug is a good person. Jack asks what Gwen was going to tell her before Julie called about Dr. Snyder holding something over her to make her run drugs for him. Gwen wants to talk about it another time but Jack says now. Gwen notes how worried he is about Doug and says she has to run an errand. Jack points out that she just got home. Gwen says she won’t be long and she’s sorry as she rushes out of the house.

Justin asks Bonnie if something is wrong but she says no and the ceremony continues. When it’s asked if anyone has any objections, Xander arrives and declares that he has an objection. Justin asks what the hell he’s doing here. Xander responds that Justin’s bride stole a million dollars from him and he wants it back. Justin tells him to leave now. Xander guarantees that Justin is going to want to hear this and he might even thank him. Kayla asks what this is about. Xander explains that he had a briefcase full of cash in his room that has gone missing and the only person who could’ve taken it was Bonnie. Justin asks why Bonnie would be in his room. Xander says he could think of one million reasons, but suggests asking her. Justin asks if Bonnie went to Xander’s room. Bonnie admits she did but claims it was to invite him to the wedding because he’s family, so she thought inviting his cousin would be a nice surprise. Xander says the only surprise was her running off with all his cash, but notes that with her history, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. The justice of a peace decides to give them some time. Kayla remarks on Xander’s new habit of crashing private parties with scandalous claims. Xander points out that in the case of Eric and Nicole, he merely stated facts and that party is relevant because that’s how he earned the million dollars in question and his claim was true then, just as it is now. Xander asks Bonnie if that’s right.


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Days: Beyond Update, Monday, September 6, 2021

Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem Update

"Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem"

Update written by Joseph

At the National Museum in the Kingdom of Alamania in 1991, someone breaks in and steals the Alamanian Peacock.

30 years later in Zurich, Switzerland, Shane Donovan explains to John and Marlena that the Alamanian Peacock was stolen and says the culprit was Princess Gina, or Hope who was brainwashed in to believing she was Princess Gina. Shane adds that the Peacock featured precious gemstones. Shane reveals that it was just recently recovered and sent back to the Alamain family but the gemstones were missing, though now they have started popping up in different parts of the globe and Lord Sebastian Alamain is putting pressure on the ISA to retrieve them. Marlena calls that a big job. Shane agrees they will need their most skilled agents which is where John comes in.

Ben and Ciara begin their honeymoon in New Orleans. Ciara talks about how they have so much to do and see as she kisses Ben. Ben asks if they should keep walking the French quarter or head back to the hotel room. Ciara remembers Hope mentioning how fun the antique store is so they go over to it, but it’s closed. Ciara sees a voodoo doll in the window and calls it creepy. Ciara is fascinated by a pin with a gem in it in the window and talks about how much she loves it.

Paulina brings Lani, Eli, and Abe to her home in Miami. Abe calls it beautiful while Eli appreciates being in paradise instead of undercover in a seedy hotel. Eli talks about hopping off a jet to a limo to a mansion. Lani acknowledges that Paulina likes to live large. Paulina tells Lani to enjoy it, reminding her that it’s her last fun before maternity leave ends at work. Paulina calls Lani her favorite niece. Abe looks out the window and admires the view. Abe questions Paulina voluntarily leaving all of this to move to Salem. Paulina admits it was a sacrifice at the time, but she’s so glad she did or else she never would’ve met Abe. Paulina says they are going to shake up the town.

Chad arrives in Phoenix and visits Will. They hug and Chad says he missed him so much. Will mentions they were so happy to get his call. Will calls out to Sonny that Chad is there. Sonny (now played by Zach Tinker) rushes in to excitedly hug Chad. They ask how Chad is doing. Chad says he’ll be better when Abigail gets home from Boston. Chad asks about Arianna since he brought her a present. Will says that Arianna is on a play date with a friend. Chad says his kids are doing the same with Jack, so he flew out to hang with his best friends. Chad says he’s really missed them and apologizes for not keeping in better touch. Chad notes that it’s early so they can start catching up right now. Will wishes he could stay and hang out but he has a meeting he can’t miss. Will asks Sonny if he doesn’t mind playing tour guide for the day. Chad says if they are busy, he can chill. Sonny remarks that he’s never too busy for the people he loves…

Anna and Tony arrive in Zurich and go to Carrie and Austin’s apartment. Anna advises Tony not to say anything about marriage troubles. Carrie answers the door, surprised to see Anna and Tony. She asks what they are doing here. Anna tells Carrie not to worry but she’s here to save her marriage. Carrie asks Anna to keep her voice down, because she doesn’t want Austin knowing that she went running to her mother about their marital problems. Austin then walks in and says it’s a little late for that.

Shane informs John and Marlena that the sapphire is here in Zurich as part of a necklace going out for auction tonight. Shane says they need someone to go undercover and suggests John and Marlena. Shane adds that all expenses will be covered by the ISA. John asks what happens after they win the necklace in the auction. Shane says he will get it back to the Alamains as quick as possible. John asks how high he can bid. Shane says as high as he likes but to try not to break the bank as their budget is not what it used to be. John calls it simple enough but Shane reveals there’s a little more to it.

Ben tells Ciara that he’s buying her the pin. Ciara says he’s so sweet but it probably costs a fortune. Ben says she’s worth a fortune and calls it a wedding present. Ciara agrees only if it’s not crazy expensive. Ben sees the shop owner about to go inside so he asks her about the pin in the window. She informs him that she’s already holding it for a long time client, who made an appointment for a private viewing. Ben asks if they can at least make it an offer. She says that would be pointless because her client is royalty, Princess Gina Von Amberg, which shocks Ciara.

Eli jokes that they do not get beautiful views like this in Salem. Lani mentions there only being like 30 houses on this island that they call Star Island. Eli wonders about the celebrities that live here. Abe suggests they could get to meet some of them and brings up Rosie O’Donnell. Paulina says that she moved and talks about how she used to jet ski. Paulina mentions being friends with Gloria Estefan. Paulina says it’s too bad Tamara isn’t here with them as she’s sure she would be thrilled to see them. Lani mentions that they did leave the twins in Salem with Julie. Paulina loves seeing Eli and Lani get some alone time together, so she tells them to make themselves at home while she gives Abe a tour. Eli then asks Lani how she’s holding up. Lani admits she’s missing the twins but she knows Julie and Doug will be happy to take care of them. Eli assures they will be fine and that Julie will text them updates and photos. Lani adds that pretty soon, she will be working double shifts so she needs to get used to it like he is. Eli thinks he has an idea how they can forget missing the twins so much as he kisses her.

Will repeats that he’s sorry that he can’t stay but he’s working on a huge story. Chad says it’s fine as he didn’t give much notice that he’s coming. Sonny remarks that he’s taking his company public but Will is the one who can’t take the day off. Sonny argues that as a reporter, Will sets his own hours and could easily work from home but Will points out that he’s at the mercy of his sources. Sonny argues that he could do it here by video but Will says it’s sensitive information so he has to be in the room. Sonny complains about Will not being able to tell him what the big scoop is. Will assures him that he will know soon.

Austin questions Carrie flying her parents across the ocean because they had a fight. Anna clarifies that Carrie had no idea they were coming. Austin guesses that she must have told them they are having problems. Anna says they are family and they confide in each other, so they just want to be there for them. Tony acknowledges that he and Anna have had ups and downs as well so they are not judging, but hope they will benefit from their experience. Anna asks what exactly is the problem, money troubles or another person or both. Tony asks what they can do to help.

Shane gives John a special gun that won’t set off any metal detectors. Marlena asks why he would need a gun if he’s just bidding on a necklace. Shane points out that they are not the only ones bidding on the sapphire and that two of the gems have already fallen in to the wrong hands.

The shop owner questions Ciara and Ben knowing Princess Gina. Ciara says they know of her. She says she’s sorry that she couldn’t help and tells them to have a nice day as she heads inside. Ben thought Princess Gina was done when Dr. Rolf took the microchip out of Hope’s brain. Ciara says that’s what she thought too and wonders if this is why Hope has been laying low all these months. Ciara worries about Hope being brainwashed again but Ben reminds her that Stefano is dead and Dr. Rolf is in prison. Ciara doesn’t know what is going on but decides she will call her mom to get some answers.

After Will leaves, Sonny tells Chad he’s sorry about that. Chad gets that Will is busy. Sonny remarks that’s that is what he says. Chad asks what that means but Sonny says it’s nothing. Chad knows he hasn’t kept in touch like he should but he’s still his best friend so he can tell something is going on. Chad asks Sonny to talk to him. Sonny responds that he thinks Will is having an affair.

Carrie tells Anna that there is not another woman or another man, at least not at the moment. Carrie says they’ve had a very long trip so she wants to fix them something to eat and heads to the kitchen. Anna asks Austin what that was about. Austin says she’s upset after they had a fight and it’s his fault because he acted like a jackass. Anna remarks that she can picture that but apologizes and tells him to go on. Austin admits he had a few drinks and then threw her affair with Rafe in her face. Anna thought he made peace with that. Austin says he did too but after a few drinks, here they are. Austin knows it was a one time thing while they were separated and he keeps thinking that he’s over it but then he has a weak moment and blurts out something that he regrets. Austin wants Carrie to know how much she means to him, so he’s been thinking he needs to do something big to prove that. Tony suggests asking Marlena for advice. Austin reveals that he had a sapphire necklace in mind. Austin says that it’s going up for auction tonight and he wants to buy it for Carrie.

John doesn’t want Marlena going to the auction if there will be any kind of danger. Marlena asks who is bidding on the sapphire. John reveals that they recently had an incident involving one of the other gemstones, as the ISA located the ruby in South Africa but the retrieval operation went bad and their agent was killed. John feels there is more to the story than he’s telling. Shane says there always is but he’s not at liberty to discuss the details, even with John. Shane warns that the stakes could be high like life or death, but they aren’t anticipating any trouble tonight. Shane notes that John should just be prepared just in case. John feels there’s nothing to worry about and that this should be a piece of cake.

Eli and Lani kiss on the couch until Paulina and Abe walk back in. Paulina tells them to do their thing and not mind them. Lani jokes that they will finish later. Lani suggests she and Paulina go show Abe and Eli the sights. Paulina says they will, but first she wants to do lunch. Abe says he doesn’t need anything fancy but Paulina says as long as he’s with her, fancy is what he’s going to get. Paulina opens a safe and pulls out a ring, noting that she’s been saving it for a special occasion like this. Lani asks about it. Paulina calls it a one of a kind orange diamond.

Ciara complains that Hope is not answering her phone. Ben assures that she’s fine. Ciara worries about hearing the name Princess Gina and asks if she contact Shane or John. Ben and Ciara then spot a woman in a tiara approaching the shop window and assume it’s Princess Gina. Ciara goes to confront her but is shocked to find out that it is Billie Reed.

Austin shows Anna and Tony a picture of the sapphire necklace. Anna and Tony talk about how expensive that will be. Tony can’t remember Carrie ever liking expensive things. Austin agrees but feels it’s important for him for her to know how much he appreciates her and doesn’t take her for granted. Austin says he wants to get it as a gift for their anniversary next month, so she knows that he knows how lucky he is to be married to her. Anna calls that so sweet and guesses they don’t really need their help. Austin mentions that the auction is being covered by the press and he wants it to be a surprise. Anna tells him that she and Tony would be happy to go to the auction for him.

Shane tells John not to hesitate to reach out if there’s anything he need and wishes him luck. They shake hands as John says he’ll be in touch. Shane then exits the room. John thought Marlena wanted to see Carrie and Austin while they are in town. Marlena says she does. John suggests calling them up to see if they are free for dinner. Marlena says she’s not free for dinner. John points out that she could be. Marlena knows John wants to see Carrie and Austin too so she suggests they try tomorrow. John realizes he’s not going to win this argument as they kiss.

Abe asks Paulina where she got her orange diamond ring. Paulina explains that it was a gift from her friend Michelle and talks about how they were at a dinner at the white house, where she just gave it to her. Abe calls that really generous. Paulina says she was reluctant at first but Michelle could afford to be generous and is married to one of the most powerful people on the planet. Abe is impressed by them being friends. Paulina says they go way back. Abe questions her wearing the ring out to lunch. Lani suggests putting it back in the safe but Paulina says she was saving it for a special occasion like this. Paulina feels they have to have glitz and glamour.

Ciara asks what Billie is doing here and informs Ben that Billie is Kate’s daughter. Ciara explains to Ben how Billie was married to Bo while Hope was brainwashed by Stefano. Ciara questions Billie’s getup. Billie says she thinks wearing a tiara is a thing. Ciara tells her to cut the crap and asks why she is dressed up as Princess Gina. Billie says she can’t talk about it. Ciara asks if she’s undercover on a case. Billie informs her that she’s trying to locate some missing gemstones and the one in the window is one of them. Billie explains that the store is a front for a criminal enterprise so she figured she could use Princess Gina to get an in with the owner. Ciara explains how the owner said she was holding the gem for her longterm client, Princess Gina. Billie questions Ciara not introducing her to Ben. Ciara apologizes and introduces her to her husband, Ben Weston. Billie congratulates them. Ciara says they are actually here on their honeymoon. Billie then stops and questions him being that Ben Weston, the necktie killer who strangled Will. Ciara explains that it’s okay now as Ben and Will are best friends now and Will was Ben’s best man. Billie finds it really strange but says if Will is okay with it. Ciara adds that Will is living happily ever after in Phoenix with Sonny.

Chad tells Sonny that there is no way Will is having an affair. Sonny remarks that it wouldn’t be the first time. Chad says that was years ago and points out all they have gone through since then. Sonny goes over all they have been through and jokes that it would make an interesting movie. Chad says this is real life and they survived and stayed together. Chad knows they are together in this brand new life. Sonny says he can’t ignore the signs as Will is always busy working. Chad argues that he just has a lot going on. Sonny argues that he doesn’t have secrets. Sonny understands Will can’t tell him everything but now he’s not telling him anything and he caught him deleting his call logs. Sonny insists something is going on. Chad thinks it could be something good like a surprise. Sonny doesn’t buy that Will had a meeting to go to and bets he’s not even at the office right now. Chad informs Sonny that Abigail is still in Boston because a few months ago, he got in his head that she was having an affair with Jake but he was way off base. Chad says he was so convinced that he made a big mistake and let his paranoia over nothing get the best of him, so now he has no idea when or if his wife is coming home. Chad begs Sonny to not make the same mistake that he did. Sonny insists that something is off. Chad decides they should check it out then and find out if Will is at the office. Sonny feels it’s wrong to check up on him but Chad says he’ll do it. Sonny texts Chad the number to the news desk so Chad then calls and asks to speak to Will Horton, claiming he has a big tip for him. Chad is informed that Will is out of the office today and not expected to be in. Sonny realizes he was right that Will lied right to his face.

Billie tells Ben and Ciara that she’d love to stay and chat but she doesn’t want to blow her cover and she wants to get her wig off. Ben says now that she knows Hope is not Princess Gina again, they can get back to their honeymoon. Ciara wishes Billie luck in the case and says it was good seeing her. Billie says the same as she tells Ben to take care of his wife and then she walks away.

Sonny insists to Chad that Will is definitely cheating on him. Chad suggests Will could be doing an interview. Sonny complains that he’s not in the office where he said he would be and won’t be in all day. Chad argues that it doesn’t mean he’s having an affair. Sonny says he’s been giving Will the benefit of the doubt for weeks. Chad still thinks there’s a reasonable explanation. Sonny complains about how Will has been acting lately and says he can’t believe him anymore. Chad offers to talk to Will. Sonny says it won’t get him anywhere. Sonny adds that every time he asks Will a question, he gets a vague answer or no answer, which is why he stopped trying. Sonny decides looking up Will’s credit card history might give him a clue because he needs to know. Sonny pulls it up on his laptop and shows Chad that Will booked a room at an upscale spa, which he calls very romantic. Sonny decides he’s heading there right now. Chad doesn’t think that’s a good idea. Sonny says he can’t just do nothing. Chad suggests waiting until Will gets home to talk to him but Sonny refuses so Chad decides he’s going with him, so that he doesn’t do anything stupid.

Anna and Tony go to leave, when Carrie comes back with food and questions them leaving already. Anna says they are going to check in to their hotel. Carrie tells them that they can stay here since Noah is away at school. Anna says they don’t want to impose and Tony wants to stay at their favorite hotel, so they will be back in the morning to catch up on everything. Anna and Tony then exit which disappoints Carrie.

Marlena and John sit together, looking at a picture of the sapphire necklace. Marlena calls it beautiful. John jokes that he would buy it for her in a heartbeat if he could. Marlena appreciates that but says everything she needs is right here. John says if they wrap up the auction early, they can go to the wellness spa that he discovered when released from the clinic. John says Marlena is the reason he got better and reminds her that they got remarried right before leaving Salem, so he had his wife which is what healed him. John says the clinic was good but the atmosphere was sterile. Marlena recalls the couples massage at the spa. John suggests they pay it a repeat visit. Marlena agrees once they get tonight out of the way first.

Ben tells Ciara they will find her a gift that wasn’t stolen. Billie returns and stops them, asking if they saw anyone come out of the antique shop. Ben confirms he just saw a couple come out with a shopping bag. Billie reveals they bought the gem right out from under her.

Carrie apologizes to Austin for saying anything to Anna as she was just really rattled. Austin says he was just thrown at first seeing them here but it’s his fault for being a jackass. Austin says he’s actually really glad they did. Carrie thought Anna drives him nuts. Austin says she does, but her heart is in the right place. Carrie acknowledges that Anna cares about them both very much. Carrie asks if he thought it was strange the way they rushed out of here as it seemed so abrupt. Carrie felt like Anna was up to something. Austin jokes that it’s just Anna being Anna so she has nothing to worry about.

Anna and Tony arrive at the auction. Tony has a glass of champagne while Anna says she wants to focus on the mission because that necklace is going to save her daughter’s marriage, so nothing and no one will stop them from getting it. John and Marlena then arrive and greet them, surprising Anna.

Chad and Sonny go to a penthouse suite. Chad suggests the paper could be paying for it and notes that the front desk didn’t mention Will being with anyone. Sonny feels it’s a big room for one person. Chad believes that Will is probably alone. Sonny declares they are about to find out as he knocks on the door. Chad suggests leaving when Will doesn’t answer but they are shocked when Sonny’s ex Leo Stark answers the door.

Billie questions Ciara and Ben about the couple that bought the gem. Ben tries to describe them but Billie drags him away to come help find them.

Eli, Lani, Abe, and Paulina have lunch on the beach. Paulina says it’s her treat and tells them to just enjoy the view. Lani comments on the people watching while Paulina remarks that you never know who is going to show up at your table. Two men then approach the table and demand the ring. Abe asks what’s going on as one of the men pull out a gun.

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Ciara asks Ben what if they had a baby. Ben questions what she just said and asks if she’s serious about them having one.

Steve goes to the Kiriakis Mansion and meets Calista Lockhart. Calista flirts with him and says the pleasure is all her’s.

Justin goes to Kayla’s to bring Bonnie her makeup bag but Kayla informs him that Bonnie is not there yet. Justin questions that since Bonnie was coming by so Kayla could help her get ready for the wedding. Kayla guesses she’s just running a little late. Justin finds that strange since she left the house a while ago and should’ve been here by now.

EJ knocks on Xander’s door so Xander gets out of the shower and answers, complaining about him knocking so loudly, while Bonnie hides underneath the bed.

Jack questions Gwen about what Dr. Snyder was blackmailing her with to get her to agree to run drugs for him. Gwen says he has to understand that she never wanted to hurt him. Jack asks how she would hurt him. They are interrupted by Jack getting a call from Julie. Jack tries to say he’s in the middle of something but Julie tells him something that causes him to say he will be there as soon as he can. Jack hangs up so Gwen asks what’s wrong. Jack informs Gwen that they will finish this conversation later because Julie got locked in the freezer at Julie’s Place. Gwen says they will talk whenever then as Jack rushes out of the house. Gwen then exits as well.

EJ apologizes to Xander if he made his presence known a little too forcefully since he wasn’t answering, but he thought he’d like to see his employment contract, signed by Nicole. EJ says he would like his money first. Xander realizes that’s why he’s so enthusiastic. Xander says he will get his money once he’s sure that EJ did what he said he would do. EJ assures him that the contract is on the up and up. Xander says he’ll be the judge of that as he takes the contract to look it over. Xander tells EJ to sit tight as it might take awhile. Bonnie remains hiding under the bed.

Kayla feels Justin is acting like a nervous groom. Justin points out that it takes awhile for a bride to get ready for a wedding. Kayla says it depends on the bride. Justin says Bonnie is not one to rush through it and questions why she’s not here to start the process. Kayla encourages him not to worry. Justin says they both know that Bonnie can be unpredictable. Kayla decides she will track her down, so Justin thanks her.

EJ tells Xander to take as long as he needs but all the terms and conditions are clearly laid out. EJ assures that his contracts are iron clad so Nicole couldn’t back out of it. EJ adds that Nicole is on board with this deal and points out her signature and that everything is in order. Kayla calls Bonnie, causing Bonnie’s phone to ring from under the bed. EJ asks Xander if he heard that.

Calista explains to Steve that Bonnie was married to her brother David. Steve asks if they are close. Calista points out that she’s at her wedding and asks how Steve and Justin are related. Steve explains that Justin was married to his sister Adrienne until she passed away. Calista mentions losing her husband too. Steve asks what happened. Calista responds that he was murdered and the killer was never caught. Steve asks when that happened. Calista notes that he asks a lot of questions and it makes her wonder why he’s so interested in her.

Xander says he didn’t hear anything. EJ thought he heard a phone buzz but guesses it was a room next door. EJ asks if they have a deal or not. Xander says they do and signs the contract. EJ wants to open the briefcase to make sure the money is all there.

Kayla leaves Bonnie a message, saying that she and Justin are wondering where she is. Justin questions why she’s not picking up. Kayla suggests she could be at the hair salon. Justin argues that she would tell her that. Kayla decides to text Bonnie and says that she and Justin are wondering when she’s coming to the house. Kayla gets a text back from Bonnie, claiming that she’s hung up at the nail salon but will be there any minute. Kayla tells Justin that there is nothing to worry about.

Xander assures EJ that the cash is all there and it would be stupid to try and trick him now. EJ gets a business call and says he has to answer it outside. EJ warns Xander that if a penny is missing from the briefcase, he will back for his pound of flesh. EJ says it was a pleasure doing business as he takes the briefcase, answers his call, and exits the room. Xander declares tha the is back in business, then goes back to the bathroom to finish shaving. Bonnie then sneaks out from under the bed and runs out of the room with the stolen money in her purse.

Ciara questions why Ben looks so uncomfortable. Ben says he’s just surprised. Ciara says they have talked about having a baby before and asks if it’s really such a surprise that she brought it up. Ben says it just caught him off guard because they got married a week ago and are still on their honeymoon, so he’s surprised that she chose now to bring up such a big step for them. Ben thought they’d wait until they got back to reality in Salem. Ciara says she probably would have wanted to wait if it had actually been a week since they got married, but in every way that counts they have been married since last July and should’ve been together all this time if not for Eve, Vincent, Rhodes, and Evan. Ben acknowledges that they lost a year because of them. Ciara is thankful it was only a year, but now they are back together and have their entire future ahead of them. Ben questions what the rush is to have a kid now then. Ciara clarifies that she’s not in a rush but when she’s with him, she can’t help but to imagine a future with him and the dreams they share. Ciara reminds him of their dream of having a baby boy named Bo, but notes that she doesn’t care what the gender is as long as Ben is the father. Ciara declares that she finally has him back and they are finally together, so she can’t wait to make all those dreams come true, but only if he is also on board. Ben tells Ciara that when he had that dream of them having a baby together, he thought he lost her. Ciara says she’s here now so that doesn’t have to live in his head. Ben says it was just one of many dreams about all the things he wants them to share together and thought he would never have. Ciara asks if he doesn’t want those things anymore. Ben says of course not, but they were in his head and this is reality. Ben notes that a baby is a huge responsibility that costs a lot of money. Ciara says it’s not like they don’t make any income. Ben jokes that he’s not getting rich at the garage. Ciara suggests she could work at Titan again. Ben asks if she’d really want to do that since she only did before to prove Victor was framing her for Jordan’s murder. Ciara thinks she’d be really good at that job. Ben asks if Victor would really want her back in the company. Ciara assures that Victor forgave her for everything. Ben worries that Victor will use it against her one day but Ciara is sure that Victor will be on her side, especially if he finds out that she’s carrying his great grandchild.

Gwen goes to Xander’s room. Xander is surprised to see her as he thought they already said their goodbyes. Gwen confirms that they did. Xander reminds her that they can’t be together because Jack thinks he’s a scum of the earth drug dealer. Gwen acknowledges Jack’s article was harsh and says that’s actually why she is here. Xander doesn’t follow. Gwen explains that she couldn’t let Jack think those terrible things about him as it wasn’t fair. Xander says he’s used to people thinking he’s a terrible person. Gwen argues that he’s not because he helped her and kept her safe. Gwen reveals that she told Jack the truth that Xander has been covering for her. Gwen clarifies that she didn’t tell the whole story, just that Dr. Snyder was blackmailing her in to being his drug mule but then Julie called Jack for an emergency so she didn’t get to tell him why she was blackmailed. Gwen and Xander laugh about Julie being stuck in the freezer.

Jack rescues Julie from the freezer at Julie’s Place. Julie complains that she can’t feel her feet as Jack brings her hot tea to warm her up. Julie thanks him for rescuing her. Jack is sorry he didn’t get there sooner. Julie worries about if it was a few more minutes. Jack doesn’t understand how she ended up stuck in the freezer in the first place. Julie reveals that Doug locked her in the freezer. Jack questions why he would do that. Julie says he will have to ask him. Julie explains that they were setting up for dinner and she went back to the freezer but then got locked in. Jack suggests it was an accident but Julie says that Doug looked through the window of the freezer and walked away. Julie adds that she thought Doug must have gone for help but he never came back.

Ciara tells Ben that she gets that their life has been unstable, but they don’t have to be rich to have a baby as she’s pretty sure their jobs will be enough. Ben asks who is going to take care of the kid if they are both working. Ciara says she will work remotely sometimes and they will arrange hours or hire a nanny. Ben questions both working like crazy to earn enough but then hire someone to watch the baby while they are working. Ciara says they will make sacrifices but people do it all the time so they can manage. Ben questions setting the bar for parenting at managing. Ciara questions why Ben is arguing every point she makes and asks if she’s missing something or if he just doesn’t want to have a a baby with her.

Kayla tells Justin that the mystery is solved and Bonnie will show up with freshly painted nails. Justin is relieved and apologizes. Kayla doesn’t think there is anything to worry about. Justin admits he was more worried that Bonnie got cold feet. Kayla assures that Bonnie is crazy about him. Kayla adds that Bonnie went on and on about how much she loves him last night and she can’t wait to be his wife. Justin asks if Bonnie wasn’t concerned at all. Kayla says not about him, but she was worried about Calista.

Calista tells Steve that she doesn’t mind his questions since it’s been awhile since she’s been showered with attention by such a handsome man. Steve says he’s just a curious guy. Calista asks about Steve’s eye patch and how he lost his eye. Steve reveals it was in a knife fight. Calista calls that dramatic and sexy. Calista mentions that weddings put her in a certain mood and invites Steve upstairs, claiming she’s getting a vibe between them. Steve then reveals that he’s married to the matron of honor and very happy. Calista says she understands but jokes that she won’t tell if he won’t.

Ben tells Ciara that he does want to have a baby with her. Ciara feels it really doesn’t seem like it. Ben says that’s only because he’s spent the entire year wanting to do anything to have one more minute with her, so now he’s trying to soak it all up because he knows every moment with her is a gift and he loves being with her, just the two of them. Ciara asks if he thinks a baby is going to ruin that. Ben says he’s just worried about skipping steps. Ciara says she gets that as they think they have all this time, but they don’t know how much time they will have. Ben adds that no one understands that better than he does, but being with her like this on their honeymoon is the happiest he’s ever been in his entire life. Ben says he may be selfish, but he’s not ready to give that up yet. Ciara tells him the honeymoon won’t last forever. Ben jokes that it can last a little bit longer as he kisses her. Ben adds that he lost her for too damn long, so now he wants her all to himself. Ciara questions him not wanting to have the baby conversation at all. Ben asks if it would be alright to postpone talking now.

Justin asks Kayla about Bonnie’s concerns with Calista. Kayla says she doesn’t know but Bonnie was upset, and when she asked her about it, she just said it was Calista. Justin brings up Bonnie being really jumpy when Calista barged in to their bedroom. Justin says he’s still a little unclear about their relationship. Justin asks if he should talk to Bonnie about this before the wedding. Kayla says it’s his call but she doesn’t think there is anything to worry about since Bonnie is completely in love with him. Justin says the feeling is mutual which makes Kayla happy. Justin admits he never saw her coming, but now he can’t imagine his life without her. Justin knows it took Kayla and Steve awhile to come around on Bonnie after what she did to Adrienne. Kayla notes that was a long time ago and they think Bonnie has completely changed. Justin says it means a lot to him that they approve. Kayla jokes that Bonnie will always be quirky but she doesn’t think she’s the same woman who tried to destroy Adrienne’s life and break every law. Kayla believes Bonnie has turned her life around and that maybe motivated by Justin’s love and kindness. Kayla thinks that Bonnie is truly a good person.

Bonnie returns to the Kiriakis Mansion to find Calista trying to make a move on Steve and questions what is going on here. Calista says they were just getting better acquainted. Steve asks what Bonnie is doing here when she’s supposed to be getting dressed at the wedding at Kayla’s. Bonnie says she got hung up so she never made it to Kayla and figured it would be faster to get dressed here. Steve points out that she forgot her makeup bag so Justin was on his way over to Kayla’s to take it to her. Steve offers to call Kayla but Bonnie decides that Calista can help her get dressed. Bonnie asks Steve to call Justin and telling him to bring her makeup bag back. Calista and Bonnie then head upstairs.

Jack asks Julie if she’s sure that Doug saw her in the freezer. Julie says they made eye contact and the Doug she knows would never lock her in the freezer. Julie doesn’t know where Doug is now and thinks something is terribly wrong.

Xander asks Gwen if Julie is alright. Gwen assures that Jack went to rescue her. Xander asks if Gwen is going to tell Jack that her miscarriage happened before her fall down the stairs and had nothing to do with her fight with Abigail. Xander notes that it’s a big risk. Gwen doesn’t think she has any other way out of this. Xander adds that Jack won’t react well. Gwen worries that Jack will be so disappointed in her since he’s worked so hard to bring her in to his family and make up for lost time. Gwen doesn’t think Jack will ever be able to look at her the same. Xander argues that she doesn’t have to do it but Gwen feels she can’t let Jack keep posting nasty stories about him that are untrue, as it will hurt his reputation. Xander mentions the million dollars he spent on his defense. EJ then knocks on the door, demanding Xander open the door and calling him a thief.

Justin is glad that Kayla thinks Bonnie has turned over a new leaf. Kayla confirms that she does and she trusts Justin’s judgment. They joke about Justin being Bonnie’s lawyer and husband as Justin says they don’t want anything connected to the wedding to feel awkward. Kayla acknowledges that it’s strange that she is Bonnie’s matron of honor and Steve is his best man, but she feels the winding road led them to where they really should be. Justin agrees. Kayla feels they had help from above as she’d like to think Adrienne is smiling down on all of them.

Xander opens the door as EJ questions what the hell he’s tryin to pull. EJ opens the briefcase and shows him that it’s empty. Xander doesn’t understand. EJ tells him not to act surprised. Xander knows the money was there this morning. EJ asks if he left it unattended. Xander assures that it’s been with him the whole day. EJ declares that if he’s not lying, then someone stole it because a million dollars doesn’t just walk away on it’s own.

Bonnie brings Calista to her room and gives her the money. Calista says it’s about time and talks about how sexy Steve is. Bonnie asks her to stop and complains that she almost got caught stealing the money, so she would’ve been thrown in prison on her wedding day. Bonnie talks about hiding under a bed while worrying how disappointed Justin would be. Calista jokes about the kind of woman Justin is marrying. Bonnie argues that she’s not a crook anymore. Calista remarks that she had to live with the consequences of stealing her money. Bonnie says that was years ago and she told Justin that she’s done with that life, so she prays he never finds out about this. Calista says he won’t hear from her as she will just take the money and be on her way. Bonnie stops her and says that she’s not going anywhere until she gives her the gun.

Ciara tells Ben that if he’s not ready to have the baby conversation then they can postpone it, because she wants to spend as much time as she can with him too. Ben asks if she’s sure she’s not upset. Ciara says she was just excited for them, finally having a future and being back together with nothing to stop them. Ben promises he’s excited too and he wants to have a baby with her, just not right now. Ciara says she understands and asks why skip steps when each one is so perfect. Ciara decides they should focus on getting to New Orleans if he’s ready to hit the road. Ben agrees that they are on to their next adventure. They say I love you to each other and kiss.

Julie tries calling Doug but he’s not answering. Julie worries about where he could be. Jack assures they will find him. Julie admits she’s getting scared as she has no idea why he would leave her like this. Julie wonders if something awful has happened to him.

EJ complains that he’s out a million dollars. Xander argues that there must be a reasonable explanation. EJ threatens to send Xander to prison and rips up his contract, saying he can forget about his job. EJ then storms out of the room. Gwen asks Xander if he scammed EJ. Xander assures that he was telling the truth as he thought the money was in the briefcase and he never let it out of his sight. Gwen asks if he let anyone else in. Xander remembers Bonnie coming over and admits that someone else was there.

Kayla gets a call from Steve and tells him that Justin is here and they are still waiting on Bonnie. Steve states that she asked him to tell her that she’s not coming because she came back and decided to get ready at the house with Calista. Steve informs Kayla that he met Calista and admits he didn’t get a great vibe.

Bonnie demands Calista give her the gun. Calista says she’s sorry but she’s not getting the gun. Calista then turns the gun to Bonnie and declares that she’s getting the bullet.


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Ben and Ciara lay together inside of a tent. They talk about their honeymoon and camping out under the stars as they kiss.

Gwen sits at home with her tablet, reading the Spectator article about Xander getting off free despite the drug charges and the death of Dr. Snyder. The article alleges that Xander paid EJ to pull some strings and the citizens must fight this abuse of power to put Xander behind bars. Gwen remarks that Xander is being publicly crucified for something he didn’t even do. Gwen knows they promised not to see each other, but she pulls out her phone. Jack then walks in and asks if everything is okay. Gwen informs him that she just read the hatchet job he did on Xander and asks how could he.

Xander wakes up in bed and thinks back to kissing Gwen until he’s interrupted by a knock at the door. Xander gets up hoping that Gwen is back but it’s EJ. EJ shows him the article and says it’s a complete hatchet job but he thought Jack was his friend. Xander says not anymore. EJ informs Xander that he came to collect his million dollars.

Steve gets dressed for the wedding while Kayla is on the couch, not feeling well. Steve remarks that it must have been some bachelorette party. Kayla asks what she was thinking by letting Bonnie talk her in to doing shots when she should’ve been smart like he and Justin. Steve says they just had a couple beers and smoked cigars. Kayla says she would’ve rather done that than throw vodka down her throat. Steve points out that last night, she said she had a great time. Kayla says last night she was feeling no pain, but doesn’t think she could say the same about Bonnie. Kayla mentions that Bonnie wasn’t bubbling over with excitement as there was definitely something bothering her.

Justin and Bonnie are in bed together. Justin says he told her that she didn’t have to worry about the bad luck of the bride and groom not seeing each other on their wedding day, because they spent the night together and are waking up together but nothing bad has happened. Calista then walks in and declares there is not going to be a wedding, unless Justin wants to marry a murderer.

Gwen can’t believe Jack would write that about Xander as she thought he was his friend. Jack argues that Xander is the one who ruined their friendship. Gwen questions him slamming him and destroying his reputation. Jack calls him a career criminal. Gwen feels he should’ve handled this privately. Jack says it’s his job to expose corruption and Xander is as corrupt as they come. Jack adds that he teamed up with Dr. Snyder to push pills on the street and then he dumped his partner’s body. Jack argues that Gwen could’ve ended up dead or in jail but Xander hired EJ to use his influence to make it all go away. Gwen thinks Jack could’ve hired a reporter to tell the story so that they would’ve all just moved on and forgotten about it, but Jack had to scream on the editorial page, so now everyone thinks Xander is a monster and he doesn’t deserve this. Jack shouts that Xander risked her life and questions why the hell she is defending him.

EJ tells Xander that he could sue Jack for libel, but he’s not doing him any more legal favors until he gets his money back. EJ orders him to hand it over. Xander reminds him that he will, after he gets his job back at Basic Black. EJ assures that he will have his contract today, but warns that he better not have one penny missing. Xander says the money will be there so EJ says he’ll be back and exits.

Bonnie’s nightmare continues of Calista revealing to Justin that Bonnie murdered Calista’s husband and then Justin calling the wedding off. Bonnie then wakes up in a panic. Justin asks her what’s going on and what’s wrong. Bonnie tells him it was horrible as someone showed up out of nowhere and ruined their wedding. Justin tells her it was just a bad dream and everything is going to be fine as he hugs her. Justin hugs her until Calista walks in and declares that she has something for Bonnie, just like in her dream.

Ben pulls out the book of poems that Shawn gave them. Ciara calls it a lovely wedding gift. Ben says he was going through it and found a Shakespeare sonnet that hit home for him, reminding him of where he was in his life before he met her and where he is now because of her.

Kayla declares that she’s never drinking vodka again. Steve asks how Bonnie must be feeling since he’s sure she knocked back her share too. Kayla says she tried to warn her that she wouldn’t want a hangover on her wedding day but she wouldn’t listen as there was definitely something bothering her and she was determined to get smashed. Steve asks if she thinks Bonnie is getting cold feet. Kayla is sure she can’t wait to marry Justin. Kayla says something is bothering her, but all she would say is that it had to do with Calista Lockhart. Steve questions who the hell that is.

Calista informs Bonnie that she has a present for her. Bonnie says she doesn’t need any presents but Calista calls it the perfect thing for her wedding. Calista reveals it belongs to her late husband, Harrison Lord. Bonnie says she doesn’t need any presents and thinks she should keep it. Justin says they have a big day ahead of them so he’s going to start getting ready. Justin kisses Bonnie and says he will meet her downstairs for breakfast. After Justin exits, Calista asks Bonnie where her money is. Bonnie responds that she doesn’t have it. Calista questions why the hell not, since she told her to get it from Xander at the Salem Inn since he’s sitting on a million dollars which is exactly what she owes her.

Xander opens his briefcase of a million dollars and declares that EJ better come through with that contract, or he’s not getting a damn dime.

EJ goes to the Basic Black office where Nicole informs him that she read Jack’s article and he didn’t paint EJ in a very flattering light. EJ responds that he’s not worried about that in the least. EJ says it’s better to be feared than respected. EJ informs Nicole that he’s come to discuss a personnel matter as he would like her to give Xander his job back. Nicole tells him that will happen over her dead body. EJ reminds her that he’s the co-CEO of the company and he’s telling her to hire Xander back. Nicole asks if Chad signed off on this. EJ says to forget Chad, as she answers to him. EJ presents Nicole the contract and orders her to sign it, but Nicole says no. Nicole knows EJ has been out of the game but reminds him of the terms of her contract, because it includes a provision that states the executives in charge of Basic Black have full autonomy over all personnel decisions. Nicole is confident that she can speak for Brady when she says there is no way in hell that they are hiring Xander.

Jack questions why Gwen would hire Xander after what he did to her. Gwen thinks back to Xander covering for her. Gwen tells Jack that she already explained that she sympathizes with Xander, because she knows what it’s like to be in his situation. Jack questions it being okay to drag Gwen in to his criminal enterprise because he’s broke, putting everyone under this roof in danger. Jack asks how she can excuse that. Gwen says she just understands it. Jack complains that he doesn’t. Gwen asks what he wants from her. Jack wants the truth about her and Xander.

Kayla informs Steve that Calista is Bonnie’s sister in law. Steve notes that he’s never heard of her. Kayla doesn’t think they have seen each other for a long time, then Calista showed up out of the blue so Bonnie got carried away and invited her to the wedding. Kayla adds that Calista’s husband was named Harrison Lord. Steve jokes about the similarities in names between Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford. Kayla thinks that Bonnie said Harrison is dead. Steve asks what Calista is like but Kayla says she wasn’t there last night. Steve questions Calista coming all the way to Salem for the wedding, but not going to the bachelorette party. Kayla thinks there is some kind of bad blood between them. Steve suggests maybe that’s why Bonnie was so nervous last night. Kayla felt like Bonnie was dying to say it but never did. Kayla says Bonnie would just clam up and order another drink. Steve wonders what that was about.

Calista reminds Bonnie that she saw Xander walk in to the Salem Inn, carrying a briefcase with a million dollars, and asks why she didn’t steal it. Bonnie says she couldn’t as she can’t risk going back to prison. Calista remarks that Justin doesn’t know the real person he’s marrying. Bonnie assures that he knows all about her past and believes she has changed, so now they are in love. Bonnie screams that it’s her wedding day and has a lot on her mind so she asks if she can pay her later. Calista declares that she screwed her once so she’s not going to let it happen again. Calista warns that she only has a couple hours or else she will show Justin the gun and her love story will be over.

Ciara reads the poem that Ben shows her. Ben relates to being an outcast and alone when he first met her. Ciara has Ben continue reading it. Ben says it’s exactly how he feels about her, because when they are together, he wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world. Ciara feels the same as they kiss.

Nicole questions why EJ would want to hire Xander when he’s a nightmare to work with. Nicole says if she goes along with this, EJ will live to regret it. EJ questions regretting getting his money back as he reveals that Sami paid Xander a million dollars to expose her. Nicole complains that she knew it even when he wouldn’t admit it before. EJ says the point is, there’s no way he’s letting either of them get away with it. Nicole says to leave her out of it. EJ explains that Xander won’t give him his money back unless he gets him his job back. Nicole repeats that she won’t work with him. EJ says that Xander was paid a small fortune to do what he did and asks if she’s okay with that. Nicole asks how EJ would feel if she told him to hire Lucas. EJ calls it not the same but Nicole feels it’s similar. Nicole declares that she won’t work with the person who destroyed her marriage. EJ argues that they all have to put up with colleagues they don’t like. Nicole says she doesn’t dislike Xander, she hates him with every fiber of her being as he is a living and breathing reminder of the worst mistake of her life. Nicole says she’s not going to work with him and asks if EJ really needs the money. EJ calls it a principle as he can’t let Sami win. Nicole responds that she can’t let Xander win. EJ tells her to suit herself, but warns that if she doesn’t sign the contract, she’s fired.

Justin joins Calista in the living room. Calista says Bonnie said to make herself at home and calls it a fabulous home. Justin is surprised that Calista is here when Bonnie has never even mentioned her before. Calista says they haven’t been in contact since her husband died, but she wouldn’t miss Bonnie’s wedding for the world. Justin asks where Bonnie is anyways since they were supposed to have breakfast together. Calista informs him that she just left and said she had an important errand to run.

Bonnie goes to Xander’s room at the Salem Inn and claims she came to invite him to her and Justin’s wedding. Xander finds that a little weird even for her. Bonnie tells him to just say yes but Xander says not until he figures out what’s really going on. Xander asks what he’s missing.

Gwen tells Jack that the truth is, Xander is not the terrible person that he thinks he is. Gwen reminds him that Jack told her to give him a chance. Jack says that’s before he turned her in to his drug mule. Gwen argues that he can’t just write Xander off. Gwen reminds Jack of all the terrible things she did to him and his family, but he forgave her. Jack argues that Gwen is his daughter and she’s proved that she’s changed while Xander is the same selfish, deceitful liar he’s always been. Gwen says that’s not true. Jack continues to question how she can feel sorry for him. Gwen relates to feeling like she had no choice. Jack says if he was in that much trouble, he could’ve come to him but he didn’t and now he’s compounded his deceit by manipulating the justice system and he can’t stand for that. Gwen asks what more he can do. Jack says the article was just the beginning as he knows there’s a lot more to the story. Jack hopes they can get the charges reinstated against Xander and he can go to prison where he belongs. Gwen pleads with him not to, saying she doesn’t want him to cross paths with the DiMeras because they are ruthless. Jack says Chad’s his son in law and shouts that he’s not afraid of EJ. Jack declares that Xander is guilty as sin and he needs to pay. Gwen stops him and tells Jack that he’s wrong because Xander is not guilty, she is the one who is guilty.

Ben tells Ciara that being together like this is more amazing because she’s his wife again. Ciara agrees so Ben suggests they stay like this forever. Ciara is really excited to show him New Orleans. Ciara says last time she was there, she was a kid, but even then she knew it was an amazing place. Ciara talking about it makes Ben want to get there. Ciara wants to make breakfast first as they kiss.

Nicole tells EJ that this is the second time he has threatened to fire her since being back. EJ says he was riled up the first time, but he’s calm now. EJ says he doesn’t want to fire her because she is good at what she does. Nicole asks how she can be good at what she does if she’s working with someone she hates. EJ calls hatred a powerful motivator. EJ suggests she use it to make Xander’s life a living hell since Brady and Chloe will side with her. EJ bets that Nicole could get Xander to quit by the end of the year. EJ tells Nicole to just sign the contract.

Kayla complains that her head is still pounding. Steve asks if she’s sure she’ll be okay for the wedding and suggests she call in sick. Kayla says she couldn’t do that to Bonnie and that she’s coming over soon to get ready. Steve decides he should get to the Kiriakis Mansion to see if Justin has any last minute requests for his best dude. Steve kisses Kayla and she says she’ll see him in a bit.

Justin asks if Calista is upset about something. Calista doesn’t want to be a downer on his wedding day but says it’s so hard to be happy for other people who were just skirting their lives together. Justin mentions losing his wife. Calista says she’s sorry. Justin asks about Calista’s husband, Harrison. Calista says he was taken from her far too soon, murdered for his money, leaving her a widow and they got away with it. Justin remembers her mentioning that. Calista thinks a criminal like that should be brought to justice.

Bonnie tells Xander that she was just on her way to Kayla’s and decided to pop by here first. Xander asks if she ran this by Justin. Bonnie insists that Justin would want him there since he’s his cousin, so she suggests he just get in the shower and get to the house. Bonnie says she won’t take no for an answer. Xander actually feels awkward. Bonnie feels he’ll be the life of the party. Xander then agrees to be there. Bonnie says she will see him soon then and steals Xander’s key card on her way out the door. Xander then heads to the shower.

Gwen tells Jack that she’s the one who is guilty. Gwen reveals that Xander lied when he said he was the one delivering drugs for Dr. Snyder and that he brought her in. Gwen says that Xander just did that to cover for her. Jack goes over Xander saying that Snyder was his business partner. Gwen insists it’s not true as they never worked together, it was Snyder and her, so she was the one delivering drugs. Gwen says she wanted to stop but he wouldn’t let her and one day she was completely fed up, so he showed up with a package and she told him to find somebody else to do his dirty work then Xander walked in and started defending her. Gwen explains that Xander was trying to get her out of this horrible mess that she had gotten in to, and then Dr. Snyder just dropped dead right in front of them. Gwen says that’s when things got really complicated, so she is not an innocent victim in this, but the one who got Xander in to this whole mess. Gwen tells Jack that she’s so sorry and that he must think she’s a terrible person. Jack responds that he’s confused and asks why she would agree to run drugs for Dr. Snyder in the first place. Jack thinks she’s just trying to get him to write a retraction and refuses to do it. Jack doesn’t get the 180 she has done on Xander and argues that for the longest time, they couldn’t stand each other. Jack then stops and remembers Julie walking in on them on the couch, which Gwen said was a momentary lapse of judgment. Gwen says they aren’t talking about that and that’s beside the point, but Julie is right that Xander did lie to him. Gwen explains that Xander didn’t want Jack to know that she was running drugs so he wouldn’t think less of her. Gwen states that Xander was trying to protect her relationship with Jack. Gwen declares that Xander lied, so she wouldn’t have to tell the truth. Jack asks what it is the truth and questions why she would agree to run drugs for Dr. Snyder. Gwen says he forced her to by blackmailing her. Jack asks what he was holding over her.

Calista tells Justin that they are talking grand larceny and murder and that person should pay. Justin thinks anyone proven guilty in a court of law should pay. Calista complains that they didn’t and it makes her blood boil. Justin encourages that in time, the anger and pain will be less acute and she’ll be less about the past and more hopeful about the future. Calista agrees to drink to that. Justin notices Bonnie’s makeup bag and suggests Calista bring it to her, so she can meet the matron of honor, Kayla. Calista says she’s had a couple drinks and is tired from her trip so she shouldn’t drive. Justin agrees and decides to take care of it himself and exits.

Bonnie sneaks back in to Xander’s room using the stolen key card while he is in the shower. Bonnie opens up Xander’s briefcase and steals the one million dollars, stuffing all of the money in to her purse. EJ then shows up at the door, knocking and calling for Xander to open up.

Ben and Ciara eat breakfast together outside. Ciara looks her bag and realizes that she is out of birth control pills. Ben is sure there is a pharmacy in between here and New Orleans, so they can just have her doctor call in a prescription. Ciara then says or not. Ben is not sure what that means. Ciara asks what if she didn’t refill her prescription. Ben asks if she’s saying she wants to use a different kind of birth control. Ciara clarifies that maybe they shouldn’t worry about that. Ciara asks Ben what if they have a baby.

Steve goes to the Kiriakis Mansion looking for Justin but Calista informs him that Justin is not there. Calista tells Steve that it looks like it’s just them.

Justin goes to Kayla’s. Kayla asks if everything is okay. Justin says he just came by to bring Bonnie her makeup bag but Kayla reveals that Bonnie is not here.

EJ continues knocking on Xander’s door, asking if he’s in there. Xander shouts out from the shower to hold his horses as he’s coming, leaving Bonnie trapped inside trying to steal the money.

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John and Marlena sit together at home. John comments on the hectic last few days with Ben and Ciara’s wedding then Claire moving to South Africa. John says he’s looking forward to Labor Day weekend to relax. Marlena informs him that she cleared her entire schedule through Tuesday. They kiss until John’s phone rings with a call from Shane Donovan. John wonders what Shane wants as he answers the call.

Jake and Gabi wake up in bed together. Jake kisses her until Gabi reminds him that it’s his first day of work at Titan. Jake talks about having sex on Philip’s desk while Gabi notes that they have things to do like world domination. Gabi opens up her tablet and sees that Jake made the front page with his move from DiMera to Titan. Jake hopes that his brothers are reading it and choking.

Tony enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion where Chad shows him the article on Jake. Tony assures that they have nothing to worry about. Tony mentions that he’s supposed to meet Anna for breakfast but he can’t find her. Chad reveals that Anna took off about 15 minutes ago like a bat out of Hell. Tony calls that strange and wonders where she went.

Anna goes to the Brady Pub and tells Roman that life as they know it could change forever as they have an emergency on their hands and they have to do something about it right now.

Eli wakes up and questions Lani setting his alarm, complaining that he had a late shift and doesn’t have to be up for a few more hours. Lani reminds him that they are having breakfast at Paulina’s. Eli admits that he forgot.

Paulina is at home on the phone with Tamara, assuring that she knows what their mom wants and she drummed it in her head while she was there. Paulina says everything will be fine as she’s back in everybody’s good graces. Paulina promises Tamara that Abe will not find out that Lani is her daughter or that he’s not really her father, because if he does, she will surely lose him and she won’t let that happen. Abe then enters the room as Paulina hangs up and asks what that was all about.

Eli wants to cancel their breakfast plans but Lani points out that Paulina is so excited about them starting the day together. Lani says Paulina wants to make up for everything that happened. Eli notes they already forgave her. Lani feels that Paulina has to go big to prove herself and this is how she does it. Lani tells Eli that there is no chance they can get out of this because Paulina and Abe are counting on them.

Abe informs Paulina that he heard her say something like she would surely lose him and can’t let that happen. Paulina claims that she was telling her sister that she had to cancel twice with her hairdresser and if she cancels again, he’ll probably drop her as a client. Paulina then informs Abe that she hired a new chef from Chicago to cook for them all but he texted her that he sprained his ankle and can’t make it. Paulina says she wanted their gathering to be perfect but it looks like they either have to postpone or order from a nearby diner. Abe thinks between the two them, they can cook a fabulous brunch. Paulina admits that would cheer her up. Abe says her smile cheers him up as he kisses her.

Gabi tells Jake that first they will steal Titan from underneath Philip and then use Titan to crush DiMera. Gabi notes that they didn’t find anything in Philip’s office to use but she has plenty of ideas and ways to sabotage him. Jake talks about wanting this as well after the way Tony, Chad, and EJ gloated over voting them out as CEO, so he can’t wait to rip their empire out from under them. Gabi complains about the DiMeras being so full of themselves but says they won’t see them coming.

Tony calls Anna and leaves a message, saying he was looking forward to their breakfast and to call him when she gets this. Tony supposes a little mystery is always good for a marriage. Chad remarks that at least his wife is in the same city. Tony questions him not hearing from Abigail. Chad says he promised to give her time and space to figure things out. Tony insists that she will come back to him. Chad admits he doesn’t deserve it, but he hopes she does. Chad guesses he can’t have the traditional Labor Day picnic with Thomas and Charlotte since Jack decided to take the kids to the lake. Tony asks about him being alone. Chad says he has plenty of work to keep him busy. Tony feels the only thing on his mind will be Abigail. Chad mentions that Jack said he would talk to Abigail about him this weekend, to find out if she’s planning on ever coming home.

Roman asks Anna if he can have coffee before they take on the world. Anna says they have no time to waste because their daughter needs them. Roman asks what’s wrong with Carrie. Anna says she’s fine physically, but emotionally she’s a total wreck as her marriage is flatlining. Roman argues that he saw Carrie and Austin in February and everything was fine. Anna says it’s not now, so Roman asks what happened. Anna informs him that Carrie called totally broken up and she could hardly speak, so all she could get was that Carrie and Austin had a terrible fight. Anna declares that they have to help their daughter, so they need to get to Zurich right now.

John tells Shane that he’s on it and will get back to him as he hangs up. Marlena asks what’s going on. John informs him that Shane wants Black Patch on a top secret case in Zurich as soon as possible. Marlena declares there goes their weekend.

Eli and Lani check on the twins and they are still sleeping. Eli comments that he can think of a bunch of things to do other than go to Paulina’s for breakfast but he knows she doesn’t want to upset Paulina or let Abe down. Lani says that since Abe and Paulina are back on track, she wants to show them that they support them 100%. Eli agrees to go to breakfast then.

Paulina tells Abe that she’s making her famous baked egg casserole. Abe wants to help so Paulina hands him an apron.

John calls Steve and tells him that he understands and to have fun at the wedding as he hangs up. Marlena guesses he lost his partner. John informs her that Steve is Justin’s best man and he didn’t realize today was the big day. John can’t believe Kayla and Steve are standing up after all the hell Bonnie caused Adrienne. Marlena guesses they saw how happy they were. John relates to knowing the power of love as he kisses Marlena.

Gabi tells Jake that she better get dressed so she can beat Philip to the office. Jake asks what if Philip is already there. Gabi says Jake can’t be late for his first day. Jake suggests a breakfast meeting and kisses her, talking about how hot she is talking about corporate takeovers. Gabi says they can’t get to any of that in bed. Jake calls it a team building exercise as they kiss back in to bed.

Tony knows how difficult things must be for Chad, but also how much he loves Abigail and how much Abigail loves him. Tony has every bit of confidence that Abigail will be back home soon and he just has to be patient. Chad responds that he’s not a patient man. Tony notes he doesn’t have a choice in this matter. Chad says every time he wakes up without Abigail, he wonders how to get through each day. Tony invites Chad to join him for breakfast. Chad appreciates the invite but says he has another meeting. Chad thanks Tony for listening. Tony encourages that it will work out with he and Abigail. Chad then exits the room. Tony continues to wonder where Anna is.

Roman tells Anna that he’s sorry that Carrie is upset, but questions why they need to go to Zurich. Anna argues that Carrie needs her parents. Roman asks if she said that. Anna says no but she can read between the lines. Roman tells her that they are not going to Zurich as Carrie and Austin are adults, who can work this out. Anna cries that if they don’t, she couldn’t live with herself if their daughter’s marriage implodes because they couldn’t get on a plane when she needs them the most. Roman points out that Carrie didn’t ask them to come. Anna wants to have a family meeting to make sure Austin takes care of Carrie. Anna insists that they should be getting on a plane and tells Roman to go pack. Roman tells her that it’s not going to happen as he’s not going to Zurich, and says she shouldn’t either.

Abe and Paulina finish cooking. She says she couldn’t have done it without him. Eli and Lani then arrive with the twins and greet Paulina and Abe. They each have a glass of orange juice as Abe toasts to second chances and new beginnings.

Gabi and Jake walk through the town square where they run in to Chad. Chad says he hears congratulations are in order about Jake’s new little job at Titan. Chad brings up being CEO of Titan before. Gabi says that was two seconds. Chad says it was brief but it’s not like he got his ass handed to him because he couldn’t handle the job. Gabi holds Jake back and tells Chad to go ahead and make fun, but it’s a mistake to underestimate Jake because he will be running Titan before he knows it.

John guesses he better call Shane back to tell him he’s flying solo on this one since Steve can’t make it. Marlena suggests that John take her to Zurich then.

Anna questions Roman not wanting to go to Zurich and asks if he cares about their daughter’s marriage. Roman argues that it’s none of their business since Carrie is an adult, it’s her marriage, and he doubts that she’d want her parents flying halfway around the world to interfere in her marriage. Anna insists that Carrie needs them. Roman advises Anna not to go to Zurich and stay home to let Carrie and Austin work out their problems on their own. Anna says that’s not the answer but Roman says it’s all he’s got. Anna declares that if Roman won’t help her, she’ll just have to do it herself as she walks out of the Pub.

Jake tells Gabi that they are done here and heading to the office. Chad tells him to have fun punching the clock for Philip. Gabi calls Chad a condescending jerk. Chad says he’s also the CEO of DiMera. Gabi asks if Abigail is still in Boston with her mom. Chad asks if Arianna is still in Arizona with her two dads. Gabi says she is for now, but she intends on having her come live with her. Chad mocks that going over well with Sonny and Will. Gabi insists they won’t have a problem. Chad asks if she’s sure about that. Gabi asks what he knows since she just spoke to Sonny yesterday and he said he hasn’t spoken to Chad in weeks, so some best friend he is.

John knows it might sound romantic to spend the last few days of summer in Zurich, but he reminds her that this is a work trip so he’ll spend his time on the case and it won’t be much fun for her. Marlena notes that she could keep him company on the flight and she could visit Austin and Carrie since she hasn’t seen Carrie in such a long time, so they’ll have a lot to catch up on. John is sure she would love that. Marlena adds that without his partner, John might need a little help on the case from her.

Lani tells Paulina that it was so nice of her to have them over. Paulina says they will do it more often as there’s no better way to start the day. Eli questions the smell so Paulina runs to the kitchen and cries that her casserole is ruined. Lani says it’s no big deal but Paulina says it is because she wanted to celebrate and she won’t do that with oatmeal. Paulina decides she’ll start all over since she has the ingredients. Abe says she doesn’t have to go through all of that. Eli says he has to get back to the police station. Lani questions if he can’t just go in late. Eli suggests they reschedule since he has Labor Day weekend off. Paulina suggests they instead have lunch in Miami over Labor Day weekend. Paulina says he’ll charter a jet to take them by the time they finish packing. Lani reminds Eli that she told him that Paulina likes to go big. Paulina won’t take no for an answer and talks about how fabulous it is in Miami. Paulina asks if Abe can tear himself away from Salem for a few days. Abe decides he can probably imagine it. Eli agrees that it sounds awesome, but he still has to get to work. Paulina suggests a personal day. Lani asks what about the kids. Paulina says to bring them as it’s the more, the merrier.

Chad admits it’s been awhile since he’s talked to Sonny. Gabi remarks that he’s too busy feeling sorry for himself because Abigail left. Chad admits he’s lonely for her but says she’ll be back. Gabi asks if he’s sure because he cheated on her with her sister, so the odds don’t sound great for him. Chad tells Gabi to go to Hell. Gabi then informs Chad that Sonny is making his company public. Chad says he’s very happy for him. Gabi suggests he let him know that. Chad tells her to mind her own business. Gabi says it is her business since Sonny and Will are caring for her daughter and they are extremely busy, so Arianna might have to come live with them since they are in position to give her a loving and stable home. Chad laughs at them having stability. Gabi argues that if Chad really cared so much about Sonny, he should call and congratulate him. Chad then walks away.

Anna goes home to the DiMera Mansion where Tony asks where she has been since he thought they were having breakfast together. Anna questions why everyone is so obsessed with breakfast, especially at a time like this. Anna complains about the end of Carrie and Austin’s marriage. Tony says he’s not following. Anna explains that she talked to Carrie and there was a big blowup with Austin and she was in tears, devastated. Anna says that whatever happened is Austin’s fault and Carrie needs the support of her parents. Tony asks if she spoke to Roman. Anna confirms that she told him they need to go to Zurich but Roman said no. Tony thinks that was the right answer because he doesn’t think they should be going to Zurich to fix a problem that is not their responsibility. Tony thinks she should let Austin and Carrie work it out themselves. Anna questions why he’s taking Roman’s side in this. Tony says he’s not but asks what happens if she goes to Zurich and it turns out it was just a little spat and they are already back together or if the problem continues and she only makes things worse. Anna declares that she would never forgive herself if she didn’t go. Anna cries that her daughter is in trouble, so she has to pack and he can enjoy his breakfast, lunch, and dinner without her. Anna adds that she has no idea when she’s coming back. Tony stops her and decides he is going too, so he will book their flight.

John questions Marlena wanting to go play spy with him in Zurich. Marlena points out that she’s helped him solve cases in the past and he’s said that she’s a good detective and that they are a terrific team. Marlena adds that in 2017, he went to Europe by herself and tracked down Stefano. John declares there is no one else he’d rather have on his side. John declares that it looks like they are going to Zurich as they hug.

Lani tells Paulina that it does sound amazing but the twins have never traveled before, so she doesn’t know how they will do and they should probably pass. Paulina brings up that Julie has been begging for quality time with the twins. Abe agrees that Julie and Doug would love this. Lani agrees. Paulina notes that Lani’s maternity leave is up and she has to go back to work next Tuesday, while they haven’t had any alone time since the twins were born. Paulina declares that Doug and Julie will get their chance with the babies while Lani and Eli will get their chance for a romantic weekend. Eli responds that she’s very hard to say no to. Lani then agrees to the trip to Miami.

Eli and Lani go home. Eli jokes that he’s not sure Julie will want to give the twins back when they get home. Lani jokes that the twins will be spoiled rotten. Eli says that’s what grandparents are for. Lani says she misses the twins already. Eli admits it is quiet but exclaims they are going to Miami and she will have his undivided attention the entire time. Lani reminds him that they are going with Paulina and she requires a lot of attention. Lani adds that she has plans for Eli too since it’s the first time that he has been to her hometown. Lani can’t wait to show her all the places she went to as a kid. Lani mentions a bikini that she’s been waiting to wear all summer. Eli can’t wait to see her in it and out of it as they kiss.

Paulina finishes a call with Chanel and tells Abe that Chanel can’t go with them as she is too busy preparing for the opening of her bakery next week. Paulina tells Abe that he should finish packing since the jet is going in an hour. Abe says he doesn’t want to miss the jet. Paulina questions if he’s not excited about this weekend. Abe admits that it’s very extravagant and impulsive. Paulina exclaims that she’s happier than she’s ever been since Abe and Lani have forgiven him. Abe agrees that it’s cause for a celebration then. Paulina wants to show Abe where she grew up and why she loves Miami. Paulina can’t wait to see it all through his eyes. Abe decides he wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world as she kisses him.

Jake and Gabi walk back through the town square. Jake thinks she was a little hard on Chad. Gabi feels he deserved it and calls him a pompous ass. Jake compares him to Philip. Gabi says they will win because they know what it means to work their tails off and never lose sight of the prize. Gabi declares that no one is going to stop them.

Chad goes to the Brady Pub and greets Roman, who notes that he hasn’t seen him in awhile. Chad hoped Roman could help him with something, as he wants to take a weekend trip to Phoenix. Chad asks if he’s talked to Will lately. Roman says he did the other day and Will said that he and Sonny were missing family and friends, so he thinks a visit from Chad would be just what they need. Chad says it’s a plan. Roman wants photos, especially of Arianna. Chad agrees to that and says it was good to see him. Chad then pulls out his phone and calls Sonny. Chad says he knows it’s been awhile and he’s sorry about that, but he heard the great news about the IPO. Chad says he was thinking of coming out to congratulate him in person for the weekend if he’s not too busy. Sonny says he doesn’t mind so Chad decides to have the DiMera jet fired up and says he’ll be there in no time.

Anna questions Tony going with her. Tony says she is his wife, so what’s important to her is important to him. Tony jokes that someone has to take care of her, so she doesn’t get into any kind of trouble. Anna says no one has ever taken such good care of her. Tony asks if he’s back in her good graces now despite not investing in Johnny’s movie. Tony points out that they have money, success, and freedom to travel whenever they please. Anna has a strong feeling that they are going to be very glad they did.

John and Marlena leave home and declare their next stop is Zurich, together, as it should be.

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Brady says goodnight as Chloe gets in to bed. Brady suddenly feels he’s not sleepy and asks if she minds if he reads. Chloe tells him to just get in the bed. Brady doesn’t want to make her uncomfortable. Chloe tells him to just stay on his side. Brady agrees if she is sure. Brady then gets up and gets in to bed next to Chloe, putting a blanket in between them. Brady admits the bed is much nicer and thanks her. Brady lays awake in bed for hours next to Chloe, until Chloe eventually rolls over and puts her arm over Brady.

Johnny sits at the DiMera Mansion and says that Chanel is not answering his texts so he will have to up his game. Johnny then uses his phone to film a video message for Chanel, apologizing for how Allie acted and assuring that he’s not a player or aggressive towards women. EJ walks in and guesses his date didn’t go very well.

Paulina reminds Chanel at home that she’s a baker and has to be up in five hours. Chanel says she’s just trying to figure out how to answer Johnny’s text. Paulina thought they were a perfect couple but Chanel informs her that they are not a couple. Paulina asks what happened. Chanel responds “Allie”.

Allie sits in her room, thinking back to arguing with Johnny about Chanel. Nicole comes in and notes that it’s late but she saw her light on, so she asks if something is bothering her. Allie responds that it’s not something, but someone.

Rafe goes home and finds Ava sitting at the table in the dark with her suitcase packed. Ava informs him that she was waiting to tell him to his face that she’s moving out. Rafe argues that Ava has only seen he and Nicole are friends but has imagined it to be more than that. Ava argues that she’s not imagining as it’s been in her face for months but she didn’t want to see it because she cares about him too much. Ava knows Rafe cares about her too, but says it’s not enough. Ava says that Rafe and Nicole are more than friends. Rafe insists that there is nothing going on between them. Ava asks how come she saw Nicole in Rafe’s arms this morning then.

Brady tells Chloe that she’s not making it easy and tries to push her away but Chloe is asleep and cuddles up to him. Philip then walks in and turns on the light, asking why he’s not surprised.

Chanel explains to Paulina that Johnny is a DiMera. Paulina acknowledges how much money the DiMeras have. Chanel talks about the DiMera Mansion. Paulina says she’s done good and learned from her mistakes. Paulina jokes that Chanel set out to snag a rich man and did better than Xander. Chanel explains that she just liked Johnny even before she knew he had money. Chanel mentions meeting Johnny’s dad, EJ, and says he’s not a warm and fuzzy guy. Chanel adds that EJ won’t give Johnny any money for his movie. Paulina asks if that’s why things hit the skids. Paulina says no and then reveals that Johnny is Allie’s twin brother.

Johnny tells EJ that he didn’t blow the date and it’s no big deal, joking that it’s nothing like blowing a marriage. Johnny asks if EJ has talked to Sami lately. EJ responds that he hasn’t. Johnny apologizes for saying that. EJ thinks he had it coming. Johnny admits it was below the belt. EJ acknowledges how he’s been to him and apologizes. Johnny says he misses Sami too. EJ knows he hasn’t made things easier for him since he’s been back. Johnny agrees that EJ has been a jerk and notes that Allie said he’s been just like him. EJ questions he and Allie not getting along. Johnny says that would be an understatement.

Chloe questions what the hell Philip is doing here. Brady says he’s making an ass out of himself. Philip asks if he was really expected to believe engine trouble in the middle of nowhere. Brady doesn’t give a damn what he believes. Philip declares that he was just trying to get here before it was too late. Brady mocks Philip being there to defend Chloe’s virtue. Philip responds that he’s here to make Brady pay for whatever happened here tonight. Brady explains to Philip that he tried to get some sleep. Philip argues that Brady was too distracted by being in the same bed as Chloe. Chloe tells him there was only one room left and she couldn’t let Brady sleep in a chair with his bad back. Chloe adds that he promised to keep his hands to himself. Philip questions why he didn’t then, complaining that they were like a pair of spoons. Brady admits that Chloe was snuggled up to him when Philip walked in. Chloe blames being asleep. Philip says at least he got here in time. Chloe complains that there is nothing going on, but instead of trusting her, he flies here in a jealous rage. Philip shouts that it’s not her he doesn’t trust, it’s Brady.

Paulina notes Allie’s last name being Horton and questions Johnny being her twin with a different father. Chanel says it can happen. Paulina says it happens in Salem and asks how Chanel found all this out. Chanel explains that Tripp suggested a double date and she thought great because she wanted Johnny to meet Allie, but that’s when she found out they were twins. Paulina asks what the problem is. Chanel reminds Paulina of when she told Johnny that she kissed a girl. Paulina questions why it matters if she’s in to Johnny and Allie is in to Tripp. Chanel responds that it matters to Allie since she and Johnny were back at his place when Allie came barging in and went off on Johnny, saying he’s just a player and that she needed to run the other direction.

EJ asks Johnny why Allie would have a problem with him dating one of her friends. Johnny says that Allie says it’s because he’s a player and would hurt Chanel. EJ felt Chanel seemed like she could hold her own and asks why Allie would think she needed her protection. Johnny suggests that Allie is jealous of them. EJ asks why she would be jealous. Johnny informs him that Allie and Chanel had a thing and they kissed. EJ questions if he is telling him that his sister is gay.

Allie explains to Nicole how she had no idea that Johnny was dating Chanel and complains about seeing how Johnny is with girls. Allie says that Johnny only cares about the chase and she felt Chanel deserved to know that, so she had to go warn her, but it didn’t go over great as Johnny got furious and defensive. Allie notes that it was good that Chanel left though. Nicole asks how Johnny felt. Allie reveals that Johnny had the nerve to call him jealous, as if her feelings for Chanel go beyond friendship which she calls totally ridiculous. Nicole asks if she’s sure.

Rafe questions Ava seeing Nicole in his arms. Ava tells him that after she stormed out this morning, she ran in to Steve and it was a good thing because Steve was nice and surprisingly helpful. Ava adds that Steve reminded her that when she cares deeply for someone, she can become paranoid and obsessed, so he told her not to do that with Rafe. Rafe says he didn’t see that coming. Ava says she thought about what Steve said and came back to apologize to Rafe, but she saw him and Nicole. Ava admits she was upset and took a walk to try to clear her head and she talked to Tripp, but the entire time she couldn’t stop thinking about them and seeing him with Nicole. Ava says she decided to come home and pack up her bags. Ava tells Rafe that he can finally be with Nicole. Ava says goodbye to Rafe but he stops her and tells her that she has it all wrong. Rafe then informs Ava that he was saying goodbye to Nicole. Ava questions what he means. Rafe explains that he told Nicole that they fought about her and she saw Ava’s point of view and admitted she had been leaning on him too much ever since losing to Eric and that it wasn’t fair to Ava. Rafe adds that Nicole said she felt bad about causing the fight between them and that they should stay apart so he and Ava could get back on track. Ava acknowledges that as very nice of her but points out it’s not entirely up to her. Ava asks Rafe who he wants; her or Nicole?

Allie asks Nicole why she would be jealous of Johnny and Chanel when she’s with Tripp now. Nicole says that doesn’t mean she can’t be jealous since she and Chanel are close and shared a lot. Nicole says she’s not trying to put her on the spot but she’s telling her that she understands because she felt the same way when Ava told her that she was dating Rafe. Nicole talks about how she bad mouthed Ava to Rafe and admits that was not her finest moment but then she started getting possessive about Rafe. Nicole admits that she was jealous of Ava being happy. Allie asks if she thinks that’s why she trashed Johnny. Nicole doesn’t know but says she had to be honest with herself about how she felt about Rafe. Allie asks if he was more than a friend. Nicole says she’s been a mess since losing Eric and realized she couldn’t make her stuff an issue for Ava and Rafe, so she decided to step away from the situation. Nicole apologizes for making this about herself but tells Allie that the point is, she needs to be honest about why it bothers her so much that her brother is dating her best friend.

Johnny tells EJ that Allie isn’t gay as she is dating Tripp and Chanel is not gay either. EJ questions Allie and Chanel kissing. Johnny confirms that they did a couple times and guesses they were just experimenting since Allie made it clear to Chanel that they were just friends. EJ feels Allie shouldn’t have a problem with him seeing Chanel then. Johnny agrees but says that she does and she’s jealous whether she wants to admit it or not, which is why she came over to make him look bad and scare Chanel off. EJ guesses that it worked.

Chanel tells Paulina about how Allie told her that Johnny is a total player and that he’s only interested in getting a girl in bed. Paulina notes that she didn’t get that vibe from Johnny. Chanel points out that Allie has known Johnny all her life. Paulina feels she has a sixth sense about people and she would’ve warned her if she thought Johnny was trouble. Chanel feels she can’t just ignore what Allie said since she is his twin sister. Paulina thinks Allie was just looking out for her. Paulina then brings up that they had a thing, so she questions if Allie protecting her or if she just wants her for herself.

Philip reminds Brady that he warned him that if he touched Chloe, he would kill him. Brady tells him to go ahead and try. Chloe shouts at them both to stop it. Chloe tells Brady that it’s not funny and that Philip is so far out of line that she could kill him herself. Chloe asks Brady for a moment alone so he storms out of the room. Chloe tells Philip that he’s crossed a line and that he’s not protecting her but demeaning her. Chloe declares that she’s not going to let his jealousy dictate how she lives her life and if he can’t get past that then they are through. Philip tells Chloe that he’s got it. Chloe reminds him that she made a commitment to him, but he got on a plane in the middle of the night to the middle of nowhere because he doesn’t trust that she can keep that commitment. Philip clarifies that he doesn’t trust Brady. Chloe responds that she does and tells him to deal with it. Philip complains that Brady pushes his buttons and makes him crazy. Philip swears that he does trust Chloe and he will get over it as he’s learned his lesson. Philip suggests they get out of here because he has a working jet, so he can take her to New York where Titan has a corporate suite. Philip says Brady can stay here until his plane gets repaired and meet her in New York tomorrow. Chloe argues that she and Brady traveled together on a business trip, so she’s not leaving him. Philip decides to let Brady come with them but Chloe says no and tells Philip to go home while she and Brady stay. Philip questions leaving her alone in the same bed as Brady. Chloe asks if he trusts her.

Rafe tells Ava that he wants them to be honest with each other and he realizes that things between he and Nicole got a little more intense than he thought. Rafe says he and Nicole are really close and she was going through hell, so he admits there was a time he thought about her as maybe more than a friend but he doesn’t think that would’ve ever happened if Eric didn’t leave Nicole for a year. Rafe understands how that upset Ava. Ava says it’s in his DNA to take care of the damsel in distress. Rafe calls Nicole a friend who was unhappy so he was just trying to help her. Ava says that he ended up falling for her. Rafe admits he may have had some thoughts that a friend shouldn’t have for another friend, but he never acted on them. Rafe asks if Ava can tell him that she would never be attracted to another man and if she was, she would give up on everything without trying to work things out. Rafe repeats that Nicole felt really bad about everything that happened so they decided to stay apart from each other so that he and Ava can work things out, unless she doesn’t want that.

Allie tells Nicole that she really thought she was protecting Chanel. Nicole doesn’t think Chanel needs a lot of protecting. Allie agrees that she was just telling herself that and admits maybe she was jealous. Allie feels like a fool and worries about what Tripp will think since she ditched him to stop Chanel from sleeping with Johnny. Nicole points out that she and Tripp have been through worse. Allie notes that Chanel was great when she chose Tripp over her, so she wonders how she is going to fix all of this.

Chanel questions Paulina thinking that Allie is jealous of her own brother. Paulina thinks Allie is still in to Chanel. Chanel argues that Allie had her chance with her and didn’t take it as she said she just wanted to be friends. Paulina argues that friends don’t tell friends who they can and can’t see. Chanel comments that she’s always had boyfriends but she’s never had a friend like Allie, so maybe she should stop seeing Johnny.

Johnny tells EJ that it sounded like Allie and Chanel are really tight friends that trust each other, so he thinks Chanel will believe what Allie said. EJ suggests he prove her wrong. EJ encourages him to see Chanel often without making a move on her and make her see that he doesn’t want to just get her in to bed. Johnny wonders if Chanel wants to see him at all. EJ thinks Chanel will want to form her own opinion about him. EJ advises Johnny to take it slow and give her breathing space. Johnny can’t believe he’s talking about this with his dad. EJ notes that there used to be a time when they would talk about everything and he misses that. EJ suggests maybe that’s why he wants him to work at DiMera since if they work together, they can have that back again. Johnny laughs it off and responds that he’s trying to figure out which one of them is the player here. EJ questions what that is supposed to mean. Johnny says that all of EJ’s parental concern tonight was just a ploy to reel him in to what he wants him to do. EJ wants Johnny to know what it really means to be a DiMera. EJ says it’s not money or power, but family working together and their connection to Stefano. Johnny responds that he’s sorry but he’s not a company kind of guy, he’s a film maker. EJ remarks that he’s just a rich kid playing with his phone. EJ calls making movies a pipe dream and asks if he really thinks Chanel is going to fall for a guy who has a dream that he can’t make happen.

Paulina questions Chanel walking away from a boy she really likes because that’s what Allie wants. Chanel says she’s trying to do the right thing. Paulina says when she met Abe, she probably should’ve walked away because of his past with Tamara but they both felt they had something real. Paulina encourages that Chanel and Johnny could have something special too. Chanel asks what if it ends her friendship with Allie. Paulina says if she’s really her friend, that won’t happen, because she deserves to be happy without anyone’s permission. Paulina advises Chanel to never be afraid to go after what you want.

Nicole tells Allie that she and Tripp will work this out. Allie doesn’t know how to face Johnny or Chanel. Nicole says she just had a bad night but she’s been a good friend and sister, so they won’t want to lose her either.

Ava tells Rafe that she wants to be with him more than anything, but not if he wants to be with Nicole. Rafe says he would like to be friends with Nicole again, unless that makes her uncomfortable. Ava says she’s not trying to control him because his feelings are his feelings. Rafe says he was honest with her about Nicole, so now he wants to be honest with her about her. Rafe assures Ava that she is the woman that he wants to be with. Rafe hopes they can get past what happened and asks if she thinks they can do that.

Philip assures Chloe that he trusts her. Chloe tells him to act like he does then. Brady comes back in and says the night manager threatened him for loitering. Chloe tells him that Philip was just leaving. Brady mocks him. Philip tells Chloe that he hopes she has a productive meeting tomorrow and kisses her. Philip says he can’t wait for her to come home as he exits the room. Brady asks if Chloe wants to try this again as he gets back in to the bed.

Ava tells Rafe that she does want to be with him. Rafe tells her how happy that makes him. Ava cries that she’s never felt this way with any other man, so when she knew he wanted Nicole, it just hurt. Rafe insists that they can make this work and every couple has ups and downs, but it’s how they deal with the downs that matters. Ava asks Rafe if he can take her bag to unpack. Rafe kisses her and says he thought she’d never ask. Rafe picks up her bag and they head back to the bedroom.

Nicole tells Allie that they should get some sleep. Allie thanks her for listening and for everything she’s done for her and Henry. Nicole assures that she will get through this as they hug.

Paulina and Chanel hug. Paulina knows she has been tough on her but tells her to never doubt how much she loves her. Chanel says she loves her too.

Johnny tells EJ that he’s wrong since Chanel would understand having a dream, as she didn’t let anyone get in her way of starting her own bakery. Johnny declares that he’s going to make his movie and when his film opens, Chanel will be right there with him. EJ remarks that he warned him when Chanel wants nothing to do with him. EJ then exits and heads upstairs as Johnny takes a drink.

Chloe decides to make a bed on the floor with pillows and a blanket because her back is fine, while Brady sleeps in the bed.

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Allie questions Tripp about Chanel and Johnny almost having sex, asking when Chanel told Tripp that. Tripp tells her it was when he ran in to her in the town square earlier. Allie argues that it’s a very private thing to tell a guy that she barely knows. Tripp agrees but thinks that Chanel was just really excited as she seems very in to Johnny.

Chanel asks if Johnny believes her now that she’s over Allie. Johnny calls it a start but thinks he’ll need more convincing so they continue kissing.

Philip is at the Brady Pub when he gets a call from Chloe. Philip asks how New York is. Chloe reveals that she’s not there yet because the DiMera Jet had some type of mechanical problem mid-flight. Chloe says she’s fine but she and Brady are stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Shawn finishes a call with Claire as Ben and Ciara enter. Ciara asks how Claire is. Shawn says she’s good and loving her job in South Africa. Ciara asks if Claire said anything about Theo. Shawn assures that he’s doing alright. Shawn asks what Ciara and Ben are doing here. Ciara then informs Shawn that she and Ben are leaving Salem. Shawn questions them leaving town right after Claire. Ciara clarifies that they aren’t leaving permanently. Shawn says she should’ve said vacation then instead of leaving town. Ciara apologizes. Shawn says he was just getting used to having her back. Shawn asks what it is. Ben brings up that they never had a real honeymoon, so they are going to take off for a little while.

Philip asks Chloe where they are. Chloe says they are on a private air strip near Wilkes-Barre and they are stranded until they fix the jet. Philip calls it a nightmare. Chloe says she had to tell Parker she won’t be seeing him tonight and they had to reschedule their meeting. Philip knew this trip was a bad idea and hopes that Brady is taking charge to get her out of there as soon as possible. Chloe assures that it’s not Brady’s fault. Chloe mentions staying at a motel. Philip gets upset and questions her and Brady staying in a motel. Chloe assures that it’s just for tonight. Philip says it better be and tells her to call him when she gets to New York. They say goodnight and hang up. Brady then shows up at Chloe’s door, soaking wet and declares it’s officially the business trip from Hell.

Belle enters the Brady Pub and sees Philip slam his laptop shut. Belle asks what’s wrong. Philip responds that Brady is still after Chloe and he’s not being subtle about it.

Tripp hopes he didn’t betray Chanel’s confidence by telling Allie about her and Johnny. Allie says that Chanel would’ve told her eventually and asks if she mentioned why they didn’t hook up. Tripp says it was because neither of them had a condom. Allie says thank God for that which Tripp questions. Allie points out that Chanel could get pregnant. Allie says she loves Henry but he deserves to have a father. Tripp asks if she doesn’t think Johnny would step up. Allie calls Johnny more of a love em and leave em type, which is why she doesn’t think it’s a good idea that he and Chanel are dating. Allie declares that somebody is definitely going to get their heart broken.

Johnny tells Chanel that it’s the cook’s day off so all he has is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which she accepts. Chanel looks to the portrait of Stefano and asks who he is. Johnny informs her that it’s Stefano DiMera. Chanel comments that he looks like the guy you don’t mess with. Johnny admits a lot of people were afraid of Stefano, but he was always good to him. Johnny adds that Stefano is the one who called him Giovanni. Chanel asks which he prefers to be called. He says he’s used to either one, so she can call him whatever she wants, as long as she calls him.

Philip informs Belle that now Chloe and Brady are staying in a motel tonight. Belle doesn’t see how Brady is trying to take Chloe away from him. Philip doesn’t think the jet just happened to have mechanical problems as Brady could’ve paid off the pilot to fake an emergency landing. Belle asks what he’d get out of that since they were staying overnight anyways. Philip argues that in New York, Chloe would’ve been with Parker and her parents while now Brady has her all to himself in the middle of nowhere. Belle questions him believing that Brady would deprive Chloe of seeing her son just to get her alone. Philip thinks Brady would stoop to anything to get Chloe back as he does not trust him one bit.

Chloe gives Brady a towel and asks why he’s so wet. Brady informs her that he walked in to his motel room and found an elderly couple going at it. Brady says he tried to leave but the old man called him a pervert and dumped a bucket of ice water on him as he was walking out. Chloe laughs at the story. Chloe jokes that she’s grateful that the old man didn’t hurt him. Brady jokes that he’ll never be able to forget what he saw in there. Chloe guesses they double booked the room. Brady mentions that they don’t have any other rooms available because they are painting. Chloe asks what he’s going to do then. Brady was hoping he could stay in Chloe’s room. Chloe questions if Brady is telling her the truth.

Shawn asks Ben and Ciara where they are going for their honeymoon. Ciara mentions that Ben wanted to just go back to the cabin. Ben points out that he just fixed it all up. Ciara tells him he did a great job but they just got back from there and it’s not honeymoon material, which Ben and Shawn agree with. Ciara informs Shawn that they decided on a place important to Hope and Bo, New Orleans. Shawn recalls Hope and Bo’s first wedding being there. Ciara calls it a big turning point for them. Shawn says they had some great years after that. Ben says they will too.

Brady questions Chloe thinking he made this up. Chloe says it sounds a little convenient and that he has been open about his feelings for her. Brady jokes about the idea of paying off the pilot and the desk clerk then the old man who dumped ice water on him. Chloe points out that he still hasn’t answered her question. Brady tells her no, he did not plan any of this and he thinks she knows her too well to do something this underhanded. Brady remarks that it’s more Philip’s style. Chloe tells him not to start on Philip since he’s not a saint either. Brady admits that he doesn’t like that Chloe is with Philip, but he respects her decision. Brady adds that if she’s not comfortable with sharing a room with him, he will go sleep in the lobby. Chloe stops him and agrees to let him stay the night. Brady thanks her but Chloe notes that Philip won’t be happy about this.

Belle tells Philip that he’s being paranoid as no one is trying to take anything from him. Belle adds that his fries are getting cold while he’s ranting about Brady. Philip insists that he’s not wrong about this and that Belle could help him prove it. Philip says Belle works for DiMera, so she must know how to get in touch with the pilot. Philip asks Belle to give him a call and say she heard about the emergency landing. Belle tells him that Brady is still getting over Kristen, so he’s not spending his time trying to win Chloe back. Philip points out that Brady found time to take Chloe as his date to Eric and Nicole’s anniversary party. Belle calls that platonic but Philip points out that Brady also kissed her. Belle points out that Brady being interested in Chloe doesn’t mean she is interested in him. Belle tells Philip that Chloe chose him and asks if he trusts her. Philip tells Belle to call the pilot.

Chanel and Johnny finish their food. Chanel asks what they do now. Johnny suggests going to the pool. Chanel notes that she doesn’t have a swimsuit. Johnny says he doesn’t either but they can still go. Chanel doesn’t want everyone looking and says she was raised with class. Johnny doesn’t know if she will like his next suggestion then. Chanel says she’ll probably go for it if it’s not being naked in front of everybody. Johnny suggests they run upstairs to his room and pick up where they left off last night. Johnny adds that he came prepared this time. Chanel asks how she could say no.

Tripp tells Allie that he thinks Johnny was just as in to Chanel as she was in to him. Allie argues that if Johnny truly liked Chanel and respected her, he wouldn’t have tried to get her in bed after one date. Tripp guesses the feeling was mutual but Allie insists that Johnny is using Chanel. Allie decides that she has to go have a talk with her brother and it can’t wait. Tripp offers to go with her but Allie says this is between her and Johnny, so she’ll be back in a little while. Tripp questions if that’s really a good idea as Allie hurries out the door. Tripp then wonders what just happened.

Brady questions Chloe thinking that Philip would have a problem with them sharing the same room for just one night. Chloe argues that he knows that he would since he hates the idea of them even taking a trip together. Brady informs Chloe that Philip said he would kill him if he was inappropriate. Chloe notes that Philip would definitely think it’s inappropriate that they are sharing a motel room. Brady asks if he really has to know. Chloe questoins lying to Philip. Brady suggests just not telling him. Chloe calls that a lie of omission. Brady jokes about it then says she can tell Philip and watch him freak out, but adds that he’s not afraid of him. Chloe asks how she gets herself into these messes. Brady thinks she should ask herself why she wants to be with someone that she can’t be honest with.

Belle argues that Philip isn’t thinking this through. Philip asks what there is to think about. Belle says even if Brady paid off the pilot to make an emergency landing, the pilot wouldn’t admit it. Philip agrees and suggests offering him a lot of money. Belle says she won’t help him bribe somebody. Philip calls it a favor for an old friend. Belle notes that he’s starting to sound a little desperate. Philip says that he is as he feels like this is his last chance at getting things right with Chloe, so he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Belle calls it a short trip and asks what could happen. Philip brings up the time Brady and Chloe went to North Dakota to find Chloe’s biological father in the summer after high school. Philip notes that things were going well for he and Chloe but Brady came in and stole her away from him. Belle argues that Brady didn’t set out to do that and was just trying to help her. Philip feels it doesn’t matter because he still lost her. Philip declares that he’s not going to let history repeat itself, so he’s going to get himself to Wilkes-Barre, Pennyslvania before it’s too late.

Shawn asks when Ciara and Ben are heading out. They say they are leaving tonight. Ben says they should get going but Shawn invites them to stick around for dessert that Belle is bringing from the Pub. They agree to stay. Shawn adds that as they wait, he can give them their wedding present which ties in to their honeymoon.

Ava goes to Allie’s apartment where Tripp answers the door and asks what she’s doing there. Ava explains that she made too much food for dinner so she thought she’d use it as an excuse to come see her grandson. Tripp informs her that Henry isn’t there as Steve and Kayla are babysitting. Ava says that’s disappointing but asks if Tripp and Allie already ate. Tripp informs her that Allie isn’t home either. Ava questions her leaving him there all alone and where she went.

Allie goes to the DiMera Mansion to confront Johnny, interrupting he and Chanel. Johnny asks what she thinks she’s doing. Allie responds that she could ask him the same question.

Philip remarks that no one better be using the Titan jet. Belle takes Philip’s phone and says she’s saving him from making an ass of himself. Philip argues that Brady could be making his move right now. Belle suggests they play this out. Belle says if Philip goes to Wilkes-Barre and barges in to Chloe’s room, where she’s most likely sleeping alone. Philip points out that she said most likely so she left room for doubt. Belle asks how that will make him look to Chloe. Philip feels like a man in love while Belle says he’d be like a total psycho. Philip says he can bring flowers and champagne and say he came to surprise her. Belle feels she would see right through that and that Philip doesn’t trust her, which could drive her right in to Brady’s arms. Belle tells Philip to stop his paranoid jealousy and chill out.

Chloe tells Brady that she can be honest with Philip about everything except Brady. Brady asks why that is. Chloe says for one thing, they used to be married. Brady reminds her that a couple months ago, she said she wanted him back. Chloe reminds him that he said he wasn’t interested so she got over him, even when he kissed her. Brady notes that he wasn’t aware she had gotten over him when he kissed her. Chloe assures that she has and she’s still over him. Chloe states that Brady is just a touchy subject with Philip. Brady says that Philip is just insanely jealous. Chloe argues that Brady pushes his buttons. Chloe feels there was no reason for her to come on this trip and that Brady only asked her to come because he knew it would upset Philip. Brady says he asked her to come because she’s a vital asset to the company. Chloe questions him having no other agenda and tells him to be honest. Brady admits he likes spending time with her and asks if that’s wrong. Chloe says it is wrong since she has a boyfriend. Chloe declares that the problem here isn’t Philip, it’s Brady.

Tripp eats with Ava and comments that he can’t believe Rafe didn’t finish it. Ava points out that Rafe didn’t eat any of it since he called at the last minute and said he was working late. Tripp tells Ava about Allie’s twin brother Johnny just showing up a few days ago and he’s already dating Allie’s friend Chanel. Tripp adds that Allie just found out tonight and she’s not too happy about it. Ava asks why. Tripp says that she said Johnny is a player so she went to tell him to back off. Tripp notes that she was pretty worked up. Ava asks what has Tripp so bothered about this. Tripp explains that Allie says she needs to stop Johnny from hurting her best friend, but this friend is pretty good at taking care of herself. Tripp wonders if Allie is so protective because she’s jealous.

Chanel questions what Allie is doing here. Allie says she’s here to talk to her brother and asks what Chanel is doing here. Johnny says they are on date so Allie can wait until tomorrow. Allie questions if they are going upstairs to finish what they started last night. Johnny asks how she knows about that. Chanel apologizes for over sharing. Johnny argues that it’s not a problem. Allie says it is because she doesn’t want Johnny charming her friend in to bed like he does every other girl he meets. Allie warns Chanel that if she sleeps with Johnny, he will just move on to the next one. Johnny argues that she doesn’t know anything about him. Allie says he used to come home and brag about it to her. Johnny says that was five years ago. Allie questions if she’s really changed. Johnny doesn’t like Allie trashing him in front of Chanel and tells her to go. Allie says she’s sorry but she’s not going anywhere.

Ava brings up Tripp telling her that Allie and Chanel kissed once. Tripp reveals that it happened twice and that Allie admitted that she felt something for Chanel. Ava questions if she found herself attracted to an old friend. Tripp says it doesn’t matter because she chose him instead. Ava asks why Allie is so bothered that her brother is friends with Chanel. Tripp doesn’t know and it bothers him. Ava tells Tripp that if an old friendship is suddenly turning in to something new, he can’t tell himself that it doesn’t matter or it’s not happening. Ava advises Tripp to talk to Allie and find out exactly where he stands, or else he might find himself as the odd man out and that’s a lonely place to be.

Johnny tells Allie to go. Allie argues that this is what Johnny always does, sleep with girls and then toss them aside. Johnny swears he would never do that to Chanel. Allie thinks he is already playing games. Johnny tells her it’s none of her business. Johnny tells Allie to go live her own life with Tripp and stay out of his. Johnny tells Allie again to go but Chanel decides she will leave and let them sort this out. Johnny tries to stop her but Chanel says it’s getting late anyways and exits. Johnny asks Allie if she’s happy now.

Shawn’s wedding gift to Ciara and Ben is a copy of the book of poetry that Bo gave Hope for her 18th birthday. Ciara tells Ben that her grandpa Shawn gave it to Bo right before he joined the marines. Shawn notes that Hope gave him a copy when he and Belle got married so he felt it was his responsibility to carry on the tradition. Ben says it means so much to him and thanks Shawn. Ciara says the same. Shawn mentions bookmarking a poem that Bo and Hope read to each other at their weddings. Ben jokes that he’s starting to feel pressure to live up to that love story. Shawn calls it an incredible one, much like Ben and Ciara’s. Ciara agrees. Shawn wonders what’s taking Belle so long and says if they have to go, they can. Ben decides they should get going to find a place to stop. Ciara thanks Shawn for the book and suggests maybe they’ll give it to a kid of theirs someday. Shawn tells them to have fun on their honeymoon as Ben kisses Ciara.

Philip tells Belle that she knows the history between he, Brady, and Chloe, so he thought she would be a little more understanding. Belle says those that ignore the past are condemned to repeat it. Philip asks what that has to do with him. Belle reminds him that she told him in high school that jealousy would ruin his life and she’s still trying to get that through his skull. Philip complains about sitting back and doing nothing. Belle brings up tracking down Chloe in North Dakota and paying off the sheriff to arrest Brady. Philip worries that they were going to stay in the same room if he hadn’t showed up. Belle argues that nothing would’ve happened since Chloe was faithful to him, but he couldn’t believe it so he screwed it all up and now he’s doing it all over again. Belle advises Philip to finish his food then go home to sleep. Belle suggests he try trusting Chloe for a change and seeing how that works. Philip decides that Belle got through to him, so he won’t do anything stupid. Belle says she has a pie to deliver to Shawn. Philip thanks her for talking him down and hugs her, calling her a good friend. Belle then exits the Pub.

Brady doesn’t know what Chloe is so afraid of. Brady says even if he wanted to come between Chloe and Philip, he wouldn’t be able to since her relationship is so solid. Chloe tells Brady that she gave them a chance to be together and opened up about her feelings for him, but he couldn’t do that to Kristen. Chloe declares that Brady made his choice and even though she thought Kristen was bad for him and that she could make him happy, she kept her distance and even offered to quit her job to give him space. Chloe cries that now that she’s chosen to be with Philip, Brady won’t do the same thing and she doesn’t think that’s fair. Brady argues that Chloe only made that choice was because Philip said that if she was with him, Kristen would be a threat. Chloe stops him and calls it a rotten, long night. Chloe doesn’t want to argue with him so she suggests just calling it a night as she storms off to the bathroom.

Tripp and Ava walk through the town square. Ava thanks him for walking her home. Tripp doesn’t think Allie is coming back anytime soon so he’s going to head home. Ava is sorry things are a mess and asks him to keep her updated. Tripp thanks her for the dinner and says Rafe doesn’t know what he’s missing. Ava hugs Tripp and says she loves him so much. Ava then walks away. Tripp turns around and runs in to Chanel. Tripp comments that tonight was crazy as he can’t believe her new guy is Allie’s brother. Chanel notes that Allie is definitely not happy about that. Tripp mentions Allie taking off after him to have it out. Chanel informs him that she was there when Allie showed up. Tripp asks how it went. Chanel tells him to talk to Allie about that and says goodnight as she walks away.

Johnny blames Allie for Chanel leaving. Allie remarks that she got out just in time. Johnny asks what that’s supposed to mean. Allie brings up Johnny hooking up with her friend Katie and then dumping her a week later. Allie says he didn’t care what that did to her, but she saw that Katie was a wreck and she was afraid she would hurt herself. Johnny insists he’s not like that anymore. Allie points out he was trying to get Chanel in to bed after their second date, so it’s a good thing that she got there before he could. Johnny asks if she’s jealous. Allie says she’s with Tripp and Chanel is her friend and that’s it. Johnny doesn’t know if he believes that and doesn’t think that Allie does either.

Brady prepares to sleep in the chair. Chloe says he’ll need another blanket but Brady insists he will be fine. Chloe brings up Brady being shot and being in a car accident recently. Brady assures that he’s comfortable and tells her to go to bed. Brady says goodnight as Chloe gets in to bed. Brady suddenly feels he’s not sleepy and asks if she minds if he reads. Chloe tells him to just get in the bed. Brady doesn’t want to make her uncomfortable. Chloe tells him to just stay on his side. Brady agrees if she is sure. Brady then gets up and gets in to bed next to Chloe, putting a blanket in between them. Brady admits the bed is much nicer and thanks her.

Philip remains at the Brady Pub on his laptop. Philip stops and declares that Brady is going to try something. Philip then calls to have his plane available and ready to go. Philip says he’s on his way to the airfield, heading to Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Belle goes home to Shawn and says sorry she was late as she ran in to Philip at the Pub. Shawn asks what’s new with him. Belle says she will tell him after he has his pie. Belle asks if she missed anything while she was gone. Shawn informs her that Ben and Ciara stopped by and just left for their honeymoon.

Ben and Ciara prepare to leave, while reading the poem book to each other. They kiss and get on to Ciara’s motorcycle to ride away.

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Chad goes to see Jack and notes that it’s been awhile. Chad gives Jack something that his son Thomas made for him in art camp. Chad asks Jack if he has talked to Abigail. Jack confirms that he did this morning. Chad asks if she is ever coming home.

Gwen comes out of the shower in Xander’s room and finds Xander in bed with room service as he invites her to join him, but Gwen says she doesn’t think so.

Melinda Trask goes to the DiMera Mansion, questioning how the hell EJ got the case against Xander thrown out. EJ says he just made a motion to dismiss and the judge complied. Melinda argues that it was not thrown out based on merit since she put the case together herself. Melinda accuses EJ of having his family use it’s influence to overrule the system again. EJ suggests he’s just better at his job than her. Melinda remarks that a lot has changed since EJ last lived in Salem and his father is dead now. Melinda warns that his days of running roughshod over the people in this town are over.

Tripp and Allie go to the new bar and wait for Chanel. Tripp informs Allie that Chanel called her new boyfriend, Giovanni. Allie notes that’s weird because that’s what her brother Johnny’s grandfather used to call him. Tripp wonders if it could be a coincidence. Allie realizes Johnny said he met someone too. Chanel and Johnny then arrive together, shocking both Allie and Johnny. Chanel questions them knowing each other. Johnny introduces himself to Tripp and introduces Chanel, saying they are here to meet her BFF and her boyfriend. Allie then reveals that she is Chanel’s best friend and reveals to Chanel that Johnny is her twin brother.

Bonnie introduces Justin to her sister in law, Calista Lockhart. Justin notes that she never told him that she has a sister in law. Calista explains that she is Bonnie’s late husband’s sister. Justin asks if that’s what Bonnie meant that she could never explain to him.

Chanel can’t believe Johnny is Allie’s brother. Allie asked how she didn’t know. Chanel asks about them being twins. Allie calls it complicated. Johnny jokes that they can skip the awkward getting to know you and go straight to drinking.

EJ asks Melinda if they are done. Melinda tells him that she’s going to find out how he managed to stay a member of the state bar during his long convalesence in Italy and a period where he was mentally incompetent. EJ remarks that he just bested her. Melinda argues that she can’t throw her family name around in a court room. Melinda warns EJ that he doesn’t want her as an enemy. EJ laughs off that she was his enemy years ago. Melinda warns that she won’t stop until she finds something to use against he and Xander.

Xander asks Gwen where else she would rather be. Gwen says nowhere but that this is completely mental. Gwen says she came over yesterday to thank him for covering for her with Jack, but she’s still here. Xander encourages that she knows she wants to. Gwen responds that she knows she’s going to regret this but removes her robe and gets back in to bed with Xander as they start kissing.

Jack asks Chad if he can’t ask Abigail what her plans are. Chad says he’s trying but she always changes the subject. Chad says he and the kids miss her, but she won’t even make a plan for him to take the kids to see her. Chad asks Jack if Abigail has said anything to him about them. Jack says no and that he’s getting a version of the same treatment. Jack remembers how hurt she was by the way he talked to her when Gwen had her miscarriage. Chad feels it just seems like Abigail doesn’t want to see him and it makes him really scared that she may never come home. Chad asks what if his marriage is over.

Bonnie tells Justin that Calista just friended her on social media after all this time and claims that she just got carried away and invited her to the wedding. Bonnie knows they wanted to keep it small and apologizes for asking someone he doesn’t know without letting him know first. Justin says it’s okay as it is her wedding as much as his. Justin says Calista should be there if she’s important to Bonnie. Calista remarks that she is so important to her.

Chanel questions Allie and Johnny being twins but looking nothing alike. Allie reminds that they have different dads. Johnny says he gets his good looks from his dad’s side but assures that’s the only thing he gets. Chanel asks why she would worry. Johnny asks how much she has heard about the DiMeras.

EJ tells Melinda that she won’t find anything on him as he’s been recovering from serious injuries for years. Melinda responds that the rest of his family has been busy. Melinda brings up that EJ’s sister Kristen pushed her daughter Haley down the stairs and killed her. EJ admits he did not know that. Melinda adds that Kristen also broke out of prison, harmed people, and is now on the run. Melinda warns that if Kristen reaches out to EJ, she will find out. Melinda brings up Johnny just showing up in Salem. EJ warns her to leave his son out of this. Melinda asks if he is grooming Johnny to take over the family business. EJ says goodbye to Melinda. Melinda warns him to rethink that if he really cares about what’s good for Johnny. EJ orders her to get out of his house. Melinda stops and says she also finds it interesting that EJ just appeared to be Xander’s lawyer before he even got his phone call. EJ responds that Xander was his caretaker for years, so he owed him one. Melinda then exits the mansion. EJ then remarks that Xander owes him more.

Gwen and Xander lay in bed together after having sex. Xander suggests ordering steak and champagne but Gwen worries that it’s getting expensive and reminds him of his lawyer. Xander then gets a call from EJ, who informs him that he’s officially off the hook. Xander is surprised it’s already done. EJ says he told him that he’d get it done. EJ tells Xander to get to the police station to collect his personal belongings and he will then come by to collect what Xander owes him.

Chad tells Jack that he’s told Abigail that he sees it all clearly now and thought they were in a good place and she said she wanted to visit her mom and work through all these things. Chad thought it would be a good idea but he didn’t think she would be gone this long. Jack asks if there’s anything he can do. Chad responds that there actually is. Chad asks Jack to talk to Jennifer because it feels like Abigail is using Laura’s estate as an excuse to stay away from him. Chad adds that even if Abigail doesn’t want to be around him, the kids miss their mom. Jack promises to talk to Abigail and Jennifer, so Chad thanks him. Jack knows he’s been missing with the kids too, so he plans to remedy that. Chad mentions that he was going to bring them over but didn’t want to risk them running in to Gwen or Xander. Jack informs him that he’s thrown Xander out after the drug dealing. Jack then declares that Xander is out of Gwen’s life for good.

Xander apologizes to Gwen to have to leave her. Gwen says it’s alright and Jack will be wondering where she is anyways. Xander will be glad to be past his legal troubles, even if it will cost him a fortune. Gwen wishes he didn’t have to take the fall for her and that she was honest with Chad about losing her baby before the fall so that Dr. Snyder wouldn’t have had anything over her. Gwen worries now about Jack finding out the truth. Xander assures that he won’t. Gwen doesn’t know how to thank him. Xander responds that she already did. Gwen admits she’s going to miss him because Jack would hate if he knew they were seeing each other and it wouldn’t make sense to him, so he’d be determined to get to the bottom of it and find out the truth. Xander tells her that he gets it, but asks if they could keep it a secret. Gwen questions another secret in this town. Gwen tells Xander that she’s afraid this is going to have to be goodbye. Xander says he understands but hopes he’ll see her around sometime. Gwen then exits Xander’s room.

Chanel states that Theo filled her in some on the DiMeras. Johnny questions how she knows Theo. Chanel explains that they dated for awhile in South Africa, which surprises Johnny. Allie realizes Johnny was the guy that Chanel was talking about sending her shirtless selfies. Johnny then comments on competition and brings up hearing that the last person Chanel kissed before him, was Allie.

Justin informs Bonnie and Calista that Steve has agreed to be his best man. Bonnie says that’s great. Justin thought she’d be a little happier under the circumstances. Bonnie says she’s thrilled. Calista questions the circumstances so Bonnie explains that Steve is the brother of Justin’s first wife. Bonnie apologizes again for not giving him a heads up about Calista coming to the wedding, as she never thought she would see her again. Calista suggests celebrating the wedding with a toast, so Justin goes to get a bottle of champagne. Calista remarks that Justin isn’t just handsome, but also filthy rich. Bonnie assures that’s not why she loves him. Calista asks about the first wife. Bonnie says she died in an accident and then she and Justin fell in love way after. Calista calls it a shame that Bonnie won’t be marrying Justin or anyone else, until she pays her back the money she owes her. Bonnie argues that she doesn’t know the whole story. Calista insists that she owes her a million dollars. Bonnie says she doesn’t have it. Calista warns that she better come through or she will show Justin the gun with Bonnie’s fingerprints all over it and tell him all about how Bonnie killed her husband. Calista asks what Justin will do when he hears what Bonnie did to her beloved Harrison. Bonnie is then startled by Justin popping the champagne cork and starts to panic that she got shot. Justin comes back in and Bonnie claims she was just joking. Justin asks about Bonnie being jumpy. Bonnie calls it wedding jitters but Calista says when Bonnie married her brother, she was calm. Bonnie says Calista is just being funny. Calista comments on the expensie champagne and the mansion. Justin pours them glasses of champagne. Calista drinks her whole glass. Justin reminds her about the toast. Calista claims she forgot, so Justin pours her another drink. Calista toasts to Justin and Bonnie, wishing them blessings in their new life together.

Allie questions Chanel telling Johnny that they kissed after knowing him for like three days. Chanel explains that she didn’t, but her mom opened her mouth while they were having drinks. Chanel adds that she doesn’t care who knows about them. Allie points out that there is no them. Chanel argues that she doesn’t go around talking about her past relationships. Johnny remarks that it sounds like this relationship is totally in the past. Tripp questions what the hell that’s supposed to mean.

EJ and Melinda join Xander in the interrogation room. EJ tells Xander that this will be expunged from his records. Xander asks for his belongings, noting he had everything with him when Shawn arrested him. Melinda brings up the briefcase of a million dollars, minus his bail money. EJ says the charges have been dropped so it’s not his concern. Melinda wonders if Xander committed a crime to obtain that money. Melinda declares that until she finds out where the money came from, it will not leave the evidence room.

Johnny tells Tripp to calm down and he’s just saying that Allie and Chanel are still best friends and business partners, so it’s not like they are not going to see each other anymore. Johnny comments that he has a gay older brother and now a bisexual sister. Allie argues that she’s not and threatens to leave if he keeps acting like this. Chanel blames her mother. Johnny says he’s not judging anybody and he thought Chanel hooking up with a woman was kind of hot, until he found out it was his sister. Tripp decides they’re out of here. Johnny tries to apologize but Allie asks when he became EJ. Allie and Tripp then walk out of the bar.

Justin asks about Bonnie and Calista not being in touch. Calista brings up losing touch after Bonnie killed her brother. Justin asks what made her decide to reconnect. Calista says they both have dead husbands that were murdered so it’s a common bond. Justin says he’s sorry. Calista adds that the person who killed her husband got away with it, so hopefully that person will be brought to justice.

EJ argues that Melinda has no right to confiscate Xander’s money. Melinda asks if EJ is worried about his payment. EJ informs her that the money was paid to Xander by Sami and it’s his money. EJ adds that he didn’t know about the transaction until after and suggests she contact Sami for details, but she’s left town. EJ argues that Xander hasn’t broken any laws, so if she tries to file charges, he’ll work his magic again and it will be a waste of her time. Melinda then agrees to turn over the money, but warns them about civil suits from the families of drug overdose victims. Melinda then exits the interrogation room. EJ tells Xander that they know every dollar in that briefcase is his.

Chad tells Jack that it was good to see him, but he’s going to get out before he runs in to Gwen. Jack says he hasn’t seen her last night and was starting to worry. Gwen then comes home, so Chad says he wasn’t quick enough. Gwen greets Chad, while Jack questions where on earth she has been.

Calista asks about dinner, the dress code for the wedding, and her room in the mansion. Calista assumed Bonnie would put her up in the mansion. Bonnie notes that the house is pretty crowded already and offers her a room at the Salem Inn. Calista remarks that she wouldn’t want to be any trouble. Calista tells Justin that it was lovely meeting him and she hopes to see them at the wedding. Bonnie then walks Calista out. Calista warns Bonnie to come up with the money or she will be staying single.

Johnny and Chanel go back to the DiMera Mansion. Johnny says they didn’t get to have dinner, so he can ask the cook to make some, but Chanel says she’s not that hungry. Johnny notes her not saying much and asks if that has to do with the scene Allie made. Chanel can’t believe Allie and Johnny are brother and sister. Johnny says the last couple of days have been fun, but her having a thing for Allie makes things complicated. Chanel asks if it does for him or for her.

Tripp brings Allie home and notes that she was pretty quiet on the way over, so he asks if she’s upset that Chanel is seeing her brother. Allie calls it weird and admits she really hopes it doesn’t last.

Gwen claims to Jack that she went to bed early and then went to an early meeting with an employment counselor and spent the rest of the day walking. Jack notes that she didn’t say anything about an employment counselor. Gwen says she can’t expect him to keep her forever. Chad asks what the counselor said. Gwen claims they said she would need a reference from her last job but she knows that would be a problem, which Chad confirms. Gwen decides to go make some tea and exits the room. Chad tells Jack that he’s sorry but he can’t tell an employer that Gwen was a good nanny with how things ended. Jack gets it and promises to talk to Jennifer in hopes that she can get through to Abigail. Jack assures Chad that Abigail loves him and asks him not to give up on their marriage. Chad responds that he doesn’t intend to.

EJ and Xander walk back through the town square. EJ says it was a pleasure doing business with him and he’ll take the money now. Xander says not until EJ gets him his old job back at Basic Black. EJ says that Brady is on a business trip to New York while Nicole has been out sick all week, so when they are back in the office, he will follow up. Xander argues that EJ is the top man at DiMera Enterprises, so he could snap his fingers and make this happen. EJ says he’s done everything he said so far. EJ argues that the money belongs to him. Xander argues that Sami paid him willingly and that he did EJ a favor, since exposing Nicole got the ball rolling or else Sami could still be cheating on him, so he should be thanking him. EJ tells Xander to shut up and give him the briefcase now.

Bonnie heads back inside where Justin comments that Calista is quite the character. Justin is surprised Bonnie never mentioned her before. Bonnie says she was out of sight, out of mind, and then appeared out of the blue, so she felt she had to invite her to the wedding. Justin relates to similar experience with family members being on the spot. Bonnie thanks him for understanding. Bonnie then claims to Justin that the caterer wants the full payment before the wedding, so she thought he could just write a blank check and she would fill in the amount later. Justin tells her there’s no need, as it’s all taken care of. Justin tells her not to worry as all she has to do is show up looking beautiful and then they can start their new lives together. Bonnie cries that she wants that life so much. Justin adds that it’s great that Calista is there to have someone from Bonnie’s side of the family since her kids can’t make it.

Johnny doesn’t care if Chanel kissed Allie as long as she is sure that she’s over her. Chanel assures that she is. Johnny hopes so because he doesn’t want to be in a rivalry with his sister over her. Chanel states that Allie is with Tripp now and Allie’s happy, while she is too. Johnny says he is happy too then as they kiss.

Tripp asks Allie what bothers her about Johnny and Chanel dating. Allie talks about Johnny being her best friend growing up and now she feels she doesn’t even know him. Allie says Johnny was a total jerk tonight and worries about him being a jerk to Chanel. Tripp encourages that Chanel can take care of herself. Allie hopes they break it off before it gets serious. Tripp then reveals that Chanel told him that she and Johnny almost slept together last night.

Jack finishes a call. Gwen comes in and asks what’s wrong. Jack informs her that he just got some news that upset him. Jack reveals that Xander hired EJ to represent him and EJ found a way to get his case thrown out, so Xander is going to walk and get away with what he did to Gwen. Gwen tells Jack that it’s okay. Jack warns that Xander better stay away from Gwen.

Xander tells EJ that he can challenge him to a duel or he can make good on the rest of their agreement while he holds onto the money. Xander adds that when he gets his job back at Basic Black, he’ll hand over the million dollars. EJ warns him about trying anything. Xander gives EJ his room number at the Salem Inn and they walk their separate ways. Calista comes around the corner in the town square and gets a call from Bonnie. Calista asks if she got the money. Bonnie admits she tried to con Justin in to writing a blank check but her heart wasn’t in it and she failed which upsets Calista. Bonnie suggests that maybe after the wedding, Justin will open her up a bank account. Calista complains that after Bonnie marries Justin, she’ll never see her money. Calista informs Bonnie that she has a better idea, as she knows exactly where she can get a million dollars.

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Allie goes to the hospital with Henry and greets Kayla after Henry’s one year checkup. Allie talks about Henry doing great. Kayla tells her that she’s off but it was good to see her. Allie stops her to ask her how Tripp is doing.

Chanel walks through the town square while carrying a heavy box. Tripp appears and offers to help her.

Tony and Anna sit at home in the DiMera Mansion. Tony offers to take her out but Anna says she just wants to spend the afternoon with him alone at home. Anna comments that it’s almost like they have privacy. Tony suggests they make the best of it. They kiss until someone seems to be watching from the doorway. Tony stops and says he feels like they are being watched. Anna blames the portrait of Stefano. Tony says it’s something else and calls out for Harold, asking if it’s him. It turns out to be Johnny, who comes in filming on his phone and surprises them.

At the Pub, Steve asks Justin why he needs to brace himself. Justin tells him that it’s about Bonnie. Justin knows she is not his favorite person and their double date was a disaster. Steve stops Justin and tells him that he doesn’t have a problem with Bonnie anymore.

Bonnie sits in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion, writing her name as Bonnie Kiriakis. Bonnie says it has a ring to it but then looks up and sees a photo of Justin and Adrienne. Bonnie picks it up and says she did Adrienne wrong in every way possible, so she’s going to spend her life making up for it and the best way she can do that is by doing her damndest to make sure she makes Justin just as happy as she did. Someone then enters the room, causing Bonnie to exclaim that she can’t believe they are alive. Bonnie then collapses to the floor.

Kayla tells Allie that as far as she knows, Tripp is fine. Kayla asks if she wants to talk about something bothering her. Allie says maybe another time since Kayla was on her way out. Kayla suggests now and says she was just meeting Steve at the Pub but he can wait. Kayla asks her what’s up. Allie informs Kayla that the other day Tripp told her that he loved her and she didn’t say it back. Allie doesn’t know if Tripp talked to her about it but says things got awkward afterwards. Allie asks if Kayla thinks Tripp is upset about it.

Chanel thanks Tripp for helping her with the box and says it was a mixer for the bakery. Tripp questions Allie not helping her out with it. Chanel says she would’ve, but Henry had a doctor’s appointment this morning for his one year checkup. Tripp can’t believe it’s been a year. Chanel says a year ago, she was all that and now she’s just the Salem dough girl. Tripp still thinks she’s kind of all that. Chanel asks what makes him say that. Tripp tells her that Allie told him that she’s already landed someone new.

Tony and Anna tell Johnny that it’s wonderful to see him and talk about how he’s all grown up. Anna recalls Johnny being creative as a chlid with a fine imagination. Johnny responds that he’s going to need it to do what he wants to do. Tony questions if that’s spying on people. Johnny argues that he wasn’t spying. Tony asks what he calls filming people without their knowledge. Johnny says it’s making footage and encourages that the camera loves them. Johnny jokes that he’ll make them both stars because he’s making a movie. Anna and Tony question him doing that on his phone. Johnny shows them how the footage looks like just a movie camera. Tony calls it all very interesting. Johnny says it will revolutionize film making which is why he tracked them down. Johnny says he’s in the process of tracking down investors and Tony and Anna could bankroll the entire enterprise.

Justin questions Steve not having a problem with Bonnie anymore. Steve says he’s been working to get past it and he’s sorry for being so hard on her as it was unkind to them both. Justin understands that it could’ve been jarring to see Bonnie dressed like Adrienne. Steve admits that it was, but with time and help from Kayla, he got perspective and knows that she was doing it to be accepted. Steve adds that he’s happy that Kayla agreed to be Bonnie’s matron of honor. Justin hopes she didn’t feel like she had to say yes. Steve assures that Kayla is happy for them. Justin says he would feel bad if Kayla or Steve felt like they owed him. Justin reveals that he just wanted to put all the cards on the table, before asking Steve to be his best man.

Bonnie is surprised to be woken up by her sister-in-law, Calista Lockhart. Bonnie remarks that it’s been so long that she thought she was dead. Calista declares that she is alive and well. Calista didn’t think she missed her or that she’s happy to see someone who actually knows her history and not the crap in her book. Bonnie argues that every word in her book is true but Calista points out that she didn’t mention that she killed her brother. Bonnie says she didn’t do it. Calista brings up the day Bonnie married David and how he made a big mistake. Bonnie argues that she has no idea what David put her and her kids through. Calista tells her not to speak ill of the dead. Bonnie tells her to go. Calista says she didn’t come to argue over whether or not she killed her brother, but the fact that Bonnie did kill her husband.

Steve questions Justin wanting him to be his best man. Steve says of course and he would be honored. Steve questions not asking Sonny. Justin confirms that he did but he has a work crisis and can’t make it. Steve asks if he’s talked to Bonnie about it as he doesn’t think she will want him standing there while they get married. Justin reveals it was Bonnie’s idea as she thinks it would say that the family approves. Steve jokes about he and Kayla being the seal of approval. Justin adds that Bonnie likes Steve and how he sticks up for Adrienne’s memory and how much he and Kayla mean to him. Justin understands if it’s all too weird for him and says he’ll figure something out. Steve points out that Bonnie would know if he turned him down. Justin confirms that Bonnie knows he is asking him. Steve doesn’t want to do anything else to hurt Bonnie’s feelings or to mess up Justin’s big day, so he would be happy to his best man.

Kayla tells Allie that all she knows is that Tripp cares about her a lot. Allie says she cares about him too, but him saying “I love you” caught her off guard as she wasn’t expecting it and she could see that he wanted her to say it back to him. Kayla thinks she did the right thing and compares it to what happens in the movies. Kayla notes that saying “I love you” shouldn’t be a conditioned response or something to feel bad about. Allie agrees and says she couldn’t say it because she’s not sure if she loves him or not. Kayla tells her that it’s her call. Allie notes that she is sure that she likes being with him and misses him when he’s not around but they do have a long history. Allie worries if asking Tripp to wait is asking too much.

Chanel confirms to Tripp that she did meet someone and that Allie mentioned they almost walked in on her date. Tripp says that Allie wanted to give them a chance to get to know each other better. Tripp asks if it could turn in to something. Chanel says maybe and that they went by his place afterwards, but they didn’t have condoms so they didn’t do anything. Tripp jokes about that being a romantic story. Chanel says they are getting along good so it might turn in to something. Tripp says he’s glad to hear that. Chanel questions why he cares. Tripp tells her that he thinks it would be nice if she had someone. Chanel asks if he means so that she won’t be in the middle of him and Allie.

Anna asks Johnny if his film has a vision. Johnny says yes so Anna says she’s on board. Johnny talks about if they won the Oscars. Johnny asks if they will do it, but EJ walks in and says no. EJ calls that an amateur investment pitch but Anna praises it. EJ declares that Johnny is joining DiMera Enterprises but Johnny says he said no. EJ feels Johnny turned down the first offer as a negotiating ploy but Johnny still says no. Anna suggests Johnny could run the DiMera film division. EJ says there is no film division. Anna says he could start one and they could call it DiMeraflix. Tony thinks they should leave EJ and Johnny alone to speak privately, but EJ says not to go yet. EJ reminds that their agreement was he would take over DiMera, so Tony could enjoy the rising profits without actually having to work and he’s fine with that, but he can’t have him acting against the interests of the company which financing Johnny’s movie would be doing. EJ asks if he understands. Tony warns that sometimes, he forgets who he’s talking to and presumes too much. Tony tells Johnny that he’s sorry but maybe sometime down the road as it’s just not the right time and he hopes he understands. Johnny says he does but calls Tony, “Fredo”

Justin says now that Steve agreed to be his best man, he wants to ask one more thing. Steve jokes that now he’s really pushing it. Justin asks Steve not to hold it against him for the rest of his life. Steve says he’ll do him one better and say he thinks it’s a good idea. Steve points out that Kayla agreed to be matron of honor and she’s usually right about everything, especially family. Steve tells Justin that they are family because of Adrienne and he knows she would want them to stay family. Justin agrees and says this means a lot to him, so he can’t wait to tell Bonnie. Steve compares Bonnie’s past to his own and how he was forgiven. Justin says she has been really upfront about everything she’s done and she’s really serious about leaving the past behind her.

Calista reminds Bonnie of her husband, Harrison Lord, who she says Bonnie plugged full of lead. Bonnie argues that’s not what happened. Calista questions her denying shooting her husband to death. Bonnie says she doesn’t have time for her grieving widow act. Calista tells her to make some time. Bonnie says she can just push a button and two men will come in and throw her out. Calista warns her not to do that as she then pulls out a gun. Bonnie says she can’t kill her or she’d be caught red handed. Calista says she’s not going to kill her. Bonnie questions why the gun then. Calista says it’s the one that Bonnie used to kill Harrison and it still has her fingerprints on it. Calista warns that she can use the gun to put Bonnie back in jail any time, unless she pays her what is hers.

Allie tells Kayla that one of the things she loves about Tripp is that he’s put everything she did to him behind him and says that he understands why she thought he was the one who raped her. Allie adds that Tripp not only forgave him but he’s great with Henry and he’s not bad looking. Allie admits that Tripp ticks every box and answers every prayer, but part of her wonder if what she feels for him is guilt or gratitude because she owes him or because he loves her and takes care of her child. Allie worries that she can’t be honest with him because she’s not being honest with herself. Kayla feels Allie didn’t say “I love you” back just because she doesn’t know if she does. Kayla assures that in time, Allie will know one way or the other. Allie asks if Tripp is just supposed to put his life on hold while she sorts out her feelings. Allie jokes that Tripp is a sensitive hunk, who is going to be a doctor, and those go fast on the market. Kayla says she has seen how Tripp looks at her and talks about her, so she thinks he will wait for her.

Tripp tells Chanel that she’s not in the middle of he and Allie. Chanel knows what he meant and agrees that it would be a lot easier on all of them if she had someone else, so they could just forget she ever had feelings for Allie. Tripp is glad she feels that way since they are such good friends and he’d hate for it to be awkward. Tripp suggests they all go out together sometime. Chanel asks if they are busy tonight. Tripp says no and brings up a bar off the town square with happy hour. Chanel jokes that she promises not to stick him with the check this time, though she might have to pay for her date because Johnny is having financial difficulties with his dad.

Johnny apologizes to Tony. Tony tells him to try to understand where EJ is coming from, as he wants him to follow in his footsteps and do something secure, stable, and safe, remarking that it would be just like race car driving. Tony wishes him luck and remembers how well EJ reacted to direct orders as he and Anna exit. Johnny complains about EJ doing that in public. EJ calls it family business. Johnny argues that he was having a private conversation and EJ barged in to start making orders. EJ accuses him of grubbing for money from his uncle after he turned him down. EJ thinks Johnny wants the perks of being a DiMera without the responsibility. EJ adds that he wasn’t issuing orders. Johnny disagrees. EJ complains that Johnny is turning down his offers without even listening to what he’d be doing or seeing the offices. EJ asks how he knows he won’t like working there if he hasn’t even tried it. EJ stops and tells Johnny that he’s happy he’s back and would like to work with him. EJ invites Johnny to the office, so he can answer any questions he might have and he can spend a little time with his son. EJ asks Johnny what he says, but Chanel arrives. EJ introduces himself to Chanel. Chanel says she’s sorry to interrupt but Johny says it’s no problem and he’s glad to see her. Chanel says she should’ve called. Chanel tells EJ that she has to compliment his amazing home. Chanel tells Johnny that she came by to see if he wanted to join them at a new bar for happy hour so he can meet her BFF and her boyfriend. Johnny says that sounds great. EJ intervenes, saying Johnny won’t be able to join her because he has plans. Johnny argues that he actually doesn’t have plans and that Chanel has incredible timing as he was just looking for something to do. Johnny then exits with Chanel.

Allie asks Kayla if she really thinks Tripp will wait for her. Kayla confirms that she does. Tripp arrives and asks how Henry’s appointment went. Allie says it went great. Tripp tells Allie that he just ran in to Chanel and she wants them to meet her at the new bar for happy hour and they can meet her new guy. Allie mentions that she would have to find a babysitter for Henry. Kayla says she and Steve would be happy to do that. Allie feels she can’t ask her to do that but Kayla says she’s volunteering and tells them to have a good time. Tripp thanks her as Kayla then walks away. Tripp tells Allie that it’s okay if she doesn’t want to go, but Allie assures that she would love to go. Allie says she can’t wait to see who Chanel has her sights on now too. Allie and Tripp then exit the hospital together.

Steve asks Justin when the wedding is. Justin informs him that it’s tomorrow, which surprises Steve. Steve says he will clear his schedule and get him to the church on time. Justin thanks him and says he really appreciates it as they hug.

Bonnie asks Calista what she is supposed to pay her. Calista brings up how Harrison scammed a restaurant he worked at to win their million dollar promotion and asked Bonnie to do it for him in exchange for a cut of the money. Calista argues that wasn’t enough for Bonnie, so she killed him and ran off with the money. Calista declares that Harrison may be gone, but she is not, and she wants that money now.

Kayla goes to the Brady Pub with Henry and tells Steve that they are going to babysit. Steve tells her that the day keeps getting better. Kayla asks if something is wrong. Steve informs her that Justin asked him to be his best man. Kayla guesses they got in to another fight about Bonnie but Steve reveals that he said to do it, surprising Kayla. Steve informs her that Justin said it was Bonnie’s idea, so he thought if Kayla can do it, so can he. Kayla tells him that she’s proud of him and kisses him. Steve thanks her. Kayla thinks Bonnie will be very happy.

Bonnie tells Calista that she doesn’t have that kind of money. Calista asks if she’s sure about that and points out that she’s living pretty high in the Kiriakis Mansion. Bonnie says none of it is hers and it belongs to Justin. Calista says she knows all about the Kiriakis family and how rich they are, so she can just get the money to Justin. Bonnie says she couldn’t and wouldn’t even know how to explain it to him. Justin then walks in and asks explain what.

Tony returns to the living room and asks EJ how things went with Johnny, then guesses he wasn’t able to rope him in to the herd.

Tripp and Allie go to the new bar and wait for Chanel. Tripp informs Allie that Chanel called her new boyfriend, Giovanni. Allie notes that’s weird because that’s what her brother Johnny’s grandfather used to call him. Tripp wonders if it could be a coincidence. Allie realizes Johnny said he met someone too. Chanel and Johnny then arrive together, shocking both Allie and Johnny.

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Nicole goes to Rafe’s house and asks if it’s a bad time as she doesn’t want to interrupt if he and Ava are having breakfast. Rafe informs her that he’s actually having breakfast alone if she wants to join.

In the town square, Gabi tells Ava that she told her so because Rafe is on his way to moving on. Ava tells Gabi that she makes her sick. Gabi responds that she has the same reaction at the sight of her, but they won’t be seeing as much of each other once Rafe decides she wants to be with Nicole and drops Ava in the gutter. Gabi then walks away. Ava remarks to herself that she might want to be a little more careful who you turn your back on.

Philip stops Jake from leaving the Titan office and says that he does respect Kate’s opinions, but he makes his own decisions. Philip then welcomes Jake to Titan. Jake thinks back to Gabi telling him that the plan is to learn everything about how Philip does business, so they can sabotage him and take him down. Jake promises Philip that he won’t regret itJustin and Bonnie from "Days of Our Lives" 8/26/21Justin and Bonnie sit in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion, where furniture is knocked over and they have food all over them. Bonnie declares that went well.

Nicole points out that this is the second time Rafe cooked for her this week. Rafe jokes about the mac and cheese not counting as cooking. Rafe starts to eat and says this doesn’t count as cooking either. Nicole says he’s been so good to her and might just spoil her. Rafe asks if she’s going to try the food. Nicole takes a bite and says it’s interesting. Nicole adds that she did just pop in out of the blue but then admits that Gabi told her to stop by, saying that she has been on his mind and that he’d want to see her.

Ava sits back down and tries texting Rafe that she’s sorry about blowing up about he and Nicole and that she needs to understand they are just friends. Ava then gets upset and says if Rafe had it his way, he’d be with Nicole now but he’d have to admit it’s what he really wants, so she deletes the message and starts over. Ava then writes that the only thing she’s sorry about is that she was clueless enough to expect a man to understand anything about a woman. Steve then appears and questions who she is texting.

Brady tells Chloe that there’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. Chloe says unless he’s doing it just to mess with Philip. Brady says he’s not going to tiptoe around Philip’s feelings when it comes to making a business deal. Brady reminds Chloe that he is her boss, not Philip. Chloe asks if that means he’s ordering her to go to New York with him.

Jake from "Days of Our Lives" 8/26/21

Jake admires Philip’s ability to separate the personal from the professional. Philip explains that his priority is the future of this company, so he can’t let his mother’s doubts or her hatred of Jake color a decision as important as this. Jake doesn’t think Kate has Titan’s best interests at heart. Jake claims that he will be very loyal. Philip says he’s counting on that as he wants Jake’s CEO experience to make him an invaluable asset. Gabi arrives and says she couldn’t agree more as it looks like they have a new hire. Philip asks if she caught Jake up on Gabi Chic which she confirms that she has. Philip tells them that he has to be somewhere and he’ll be back in a few hours so he exits. Gabi then tells Jake it’s just the two of them.

Nicole informs Rafe that she ran in to Gabi outside the Brady Pub and she told her how bad she felt about how much she leaned on Rafe and how he comforted her. Nicole says that Gabi said she knows first hand that he wanted her to lean on him. Rafe confirms that’s true and he’s happy to be here for her through all of this. Nicole worried that Gabi was just being polite. Rafe jokes that Gabi is a lot of things but not polite. Rafe clarifies that he wants to be here for her and help her through all of this, because that’s what friends are for, but Gabi is just making trouble for Ava. Rafe explains that Gabi has been amusing herself by trying to convince Ava that he doesn’t want to be with her anymore, because he wants to be with Nicole.

Ava tells Steve that she didn’t see him there and that she was just texting Rafe. Steve says it’s none of his business but warns her to think twice before sending it. Ava agrees and deletes the message. Steve asks how things are going with her and Rafe. Ava claims things are really great but then admits they had a big fight this morning and now Steve gets to gloat, because he warned Rafe that dating her would be the biggest mistake of his life. Steve acknowledges that he was out of line to say that and he owes her an apology.

Bonnie tells Justin that maybe they should’ve waited until after brunch to tell Victor about their wedding. Bonnie supposes she should apologize to Victor but Justin says that Victor started it by dumping her eggs in her lap. Justin questions her not being angry. Bonnie says they both know how Victor feels about her, so it’s no surprise. Justin feels she deserves better. Bonnie suggests maybe he does and that’s what most of his family and friends think. Bonnie thinks Justin must be wondering if there should be a wedding at all.

Jake and Gabi on "Days of Our Lives" 8/26/21

Gabi asks Jake what he thinks after she gives him the grand tour of Titan. Jake thinks this is right where he belongs as he sits at Philip’s desk. Gabi asks if he means Titan or the CEO chair. Jake likes the view from behind the desk. Gabi reminds him that it’s her chair and says they have things to do as she locks the door, so Jake asks what she has in mind. Gabi tells him that they need to turn the place upside down if they are going to find something to help them convince Victor to get Philip out of the company.

Justin tells Bonnie that their wedding is about them and no one else, so it’s definitely on for tomorrow and he doesn’t care if Victor comes or not. Justin jokes that if he doesn’t, their wedding cake will be safe. Bonnie still can’t believe this is real as Justin kisses her and suggests they take this upstairs. Bonnie points out that they have 24 hours until their wedding so she has to lock in her matron of honor in Kayla. Justin notes that Sonny will be his best man and he’s just waiting on a text to say when he will get in town. Justin checks his phone and sees he has a missed call from Sonny, so he calls him back. Justin asks what time Sonny will arrive tomorrow, but gets bad news that Sonny can’t make it.

Ava questions Steve saying he owes her an apology and says that’s a new one. Steve tells her that he’s started to realize that he tends to hold on to his opinion of other people, even when what’s right in front of him tells him that opinion might not hold water anymore. Steve says that applies to Ava and Bonnie. Ava doesn’t understand. Steve explains that when Justin started dating Bonnie, he warned him that she would make his life hell, just like he warned Rafe against Ava. Steve adds that Justin and Bonnie said she had changed and he didn’t believe it, but he was wrong. Steve admits that Bonnie is good for Justin and they are happily engaged, so he couldn’t see who Bonnie had become because he couldn’t see past the grudge he had against her. Ava asks what changed. Steve responds that a very wise woman told him that he has to let go of the hurt and anger to find compassion as it’s the only way to move forward, so it’s time he did that. Steve declares that it’s time he realizes that Bonnie really is trying to change so he can at least give her the benefit of the doubt and Ava deserves that too.

Nicole tells Rafe that it’s ridiculous since they are just friends and that’s it. Rafe says that’s what he’s been telling Ava over and over, but Gabi is getting to her because Gabi is a master button pusher and she’s been pushing Ava’s buttons, so they had a fight about he and Nicole. Nicole tells him that she’s so sorry. Rafe says there’s nothing for her to be sorry for because if something that small set Ava off then she doesn’t trust him anyway. Rafe says he thought at first that he and Ava were a great match and things would work out but maybe they are too different to make things work.

Brady tells Chloe that he’s not going to order her to go to New York as he would never make her do anything she’s uncomfortable with, but admits he could really use her help in New York, especially since Nicole can’t go. Chloe assures that she wants to do the work that they are paying her to do. Brady tells her that today that work is in New York. Brady reminds Chloe that she can also see Parker and her parents in New York, which he thinks would do her some good. Brady asks why Philip would have a problem with this, if they are as solid as she says they are. Philip then arrives and questions what he would have a problem with.

Jake searches through Philip’s drawers, but only finds that he collects baseball cards. Jake mentions that his hiring almost didn’t happen because Kate warned Philip that they might screw him over. Gabi remarks that it’s a good thing Philip doesn’t listen to his mom. Gabi complains that there is nothing here. Jake remarks that not everything is as easy as pushing Ava’s buttons. Gabi claims not to know what he’s talking about. Jake says that Ava was ready to combust this morning and Gabi wanted to light a match to her. Gabi argues that Ava doesn’t belong with Rafe, so she’s been trying to get in her head so that she gets out of her brother’s life and asks who cares. Jake questions her thinking that’s a good idea. Gabi talks about how easy it was to plant a seed that Rafe was more interested in Nicole and then Ava ran with it. Jake points out that nothing is going on with Rafe and Nicole. Gabi says not yet and then informs him that she saw Nicole earlier, so she suggested she go to Rafe with her sob story and she’s pretty sure that Nicole is there now.

Rafe informs Nicole that Ava accused him of having feelings for her and he tried to explain that he was just being a friend, but Ava got it in her head that he secretly wants Nicole and he couldn’t convince her otherwise. Rafe asks how crazy that is. Nicole responds that it’s not so crazy which Rafe questions. Nicole suggests that maybe Ava is right.

Ava tells Steve that it means a lot that he would have an open mind about her. Steve says that Ava keeps telling him that she wants to be a better person for their son which he respects and he knows it means a lot to Tripp. Ava says that she just wants Tripp to be proud of her. Steve says she is on her way but he can’t expect her to up her game, unless he does the same. Steve tells Ava that if she and Rafe are happy, he hopes it all works out. Ava thanks him but admits that she’s not so sure it’s going to because she’s not sure that Rafe still wants to be with her.

Bonnie comments to Justin how Kayla and Steve go together and you can’t have one without the other. Bonnie explains to Justin how she pitched Kayla being her matron of honor, by thinking that having Kayla would tell the world that marrying her might be a good thing because if Kayla was in their corner then they were meant to be. Bonnie jokes that having Steve there would be the icing on the cake. Justin decides that she convinced him since it means a lot to her, so in order to make her happy, he will ask Steve to be his best man. Bonnie excitedly thanks him. Justin admits he doesn’t know how the hell he’s going to convince Steve to say yes, but he’ll think of something.

Ava tells Steve that she started the whole thing since she was upset about how close Rafe is with Nicole. Steve points out that they have been friends for years. Ava says she knows that but all she sees is that Nicole is the one who Rafe wants to be with and whenever she can’t find him, he’s with her. Ava admits that it stings in her heart every single time. Ava knows she doesn’t have to tell Steve how crazy and jealous she can get.

Jake warns Gabi to leave Ava alone. Gabi says she’s not scared of Ava being a mob princess. Jake thinks she should be a little more respectful of Ava’s past. Gabi asks if Jake crossed paths with Ava when he was working for her crime family. Jake says he didn’t because he was too low on the food chain but he’s heard stories that she’s ruthless and brutal. Jake asks Gabi to steer clear of Ava. Gabi asks what about Rafe and remarks that Ava better stay the hell away from her brother.

Steve tells Ava that he’s known her a long time and advises her to try trusting Rafe. Ava admits trust is not something she’s very good at. Steve encourages that she can learn because if she lets her insecurity make her paranoid, that always leads to obsession, and he’d like to think those bad old days are behind her. Steve tells Ava that if Rafe says he wants to be with her, she should take him at his word.

Rafe questions what Nicole thinks Ava is right about. Nicole clarifies that she’s not right about them because Rafe secretly wanting her is ridiculous, but she is right about them spending time together and her leaning on him too much. Rafe says that’s not her call but Nicole asks him to hear her out. Nicole says that she knows Ava and how insecure she can be. Nicole brings up Ava asking him in front of her if he had feelings for her and he said no, but she still couldn’t accept it. Rafe argues that Ava is going to have to accept that he and Nicole are friends and he’s not going to stop hanging out with her just because Ava feels threatened. Nicole asks why not if he cares about Ava. Rafe doesn’t want her to feel that way but also doesn’t want her being possessive. Rafe says he doesn’t want to spend less time with Nicole or anyone just because Ava feels jealous or insecure. Nicole brings up first suggesting that Ava move in with Rafe and she thought he could be good for her, which he has been. Nicole adds that she also sees that Ava has been good for him and she really doesn’t want to get in the way of that. Rafe brings up Nicole just ending her marriage. Nicole brings up that Rafe and Ava just started something, so she thinks they should both see where it could go.

Chloe asks Philip what he’s doing here. Philip thought he’d revisit the idea of Gabi Chic and Basic Black working together. Brady is pretty sure they closed the door on that. Philip argues that Brady did, but then he told himself that Brady wouldn’t know a good idea if it bit him in the ass, so he’s trying again. Philip presents an envelope with a general business model. Brady notes that he’s serious and jokes that he thought he was just making an excuse to check on Chloe. Philip asks why he would need to do that. Brady then informs Philip that he and Chloe will take a look at this on the jet which Philip questions. Brady says he’s going to make some last minute arrangements while they talk. Brady exits the room while Philip asks Chloe what’s going on. Chloe informs Philip that Brady wants her to go to New York with him. Philip questions why Nicole can’t go with Brady. Chloe explains that Nicole’s still really upset about Eric and wanted to take the week off. Philip says Brady can go solo then but Chloe says that Brady insisted on needing her there. Chloe adds that Brady also said she can see Parker and her parents. Philip argues that he could take her to see Parker and her parents, so they could go to New York next week or anytime she wants. Chloe asks if Philip trusts her. Philip says he does, but not Brady since he keeps angling to get between them. Chloe reminds him that she’s with him and nothing changes that. Philip doesn’t like telling her not to do this since it’s her job and her decision, but he’s picturing her on the DiMera Jet with Brady and staying in hotels. Chloe stops him and says he is more important than business, so if he doesn’t want her to go with Brady, then she won’t.

Bonnie has confidence that Justin can get Steve to go along. Justin agrees to text Steve then. Bonnie mentions needing to get to work too on wedding planning. Bonnie asks if he has any suggestions for the menu. Justin jokes about not making it brunch like today as they kiss. Bonnie tells Justin that she loves him with her whole heart and she can’t wait until tomorrow to be his wife because it will be the happiest day of her life. Justin says he can’t wait either and he loves her very much. Justin kisses her and exits the room.

Ava tells Steve that she made a scene and stormed out of the house, leaving Rafe without breakfast, so she’s going to bring him his favorite muffin and a real apology. Steve says that sounds like a good plan. Ava tells Steve that in the past, he probably would’ve just told her to go to Hell but he spent a lot of time with her and gave her good advice so she thanks him. Steve reminds Ava that Nicole is her friend. Ava responds that Nicole is her best friend and she trusts her and Rafe too. Steve says he will see her later and walks away.

Rafe tells Nicole that he’s not going to start seeing a lot less of her because that doesn’t work for him. Rafe argues that just because he’s going out with Ava doesn’t mean that he can’t see her. Rafe adds that it was bad enough that he wasn’t there for her when she got the call from Eric. Nicole says that happened that night was not his fault as she made a choice and she’s making a choice now. Nicole tells Rafe that she will miss him like crazy, but she can’t see him for awhile. Nicole declares that it’s best this way.

Jake gives up and tells Gabi that there’s nothing of interest in Philip’s office. Gabi asks if he’s sure about that as she leans over the desk and suggests they christen the desk before they go. Jake asks if Philip might mind. Gabi doesn’t care and says it’s going to be her office very soon. Jake jokes that she means his office and clears off the desk. Gabi suggests they share as Jake kisses her onto the desk.

Philip tells Chloe that he won’t stop her from doing her job and hopes the trip to New York is worthwhile. Philip adds that a visit with Parker will do her good. Chloe thanks him for being so understanding and kisses him. Philip tells her to just hurry back. They kiss until Brady comes back in and says they are all set to go if it’s okay with Philip. Philip asks why it wouldn’t be. Philip tells Brady that he’s very lucky to have Chloe working for him for now. Brady agrees. Chloe goes to call Parker to tell him that she will see him soon. Philip then warns Brady that if he does anything inappropriate with his girlfiend, he will kill him.

Rafe tells Nicole that she doesn’t just get to do this and decide what’s best for him and sideline their friendship. Nicole argues that it’s not what she’s doing and she’s just giving them a timeout. Rafe complains that she’s in a bad place. Nicole says she brought it on herself but she will get through it with the support of her other friends and family. Nicole notes that she has Chloe and even Ava since she’s been a solid friend. Nicole asks Rafe to try to understand. Rafe says okay, so she thanks him. Nicole asks if she can hang on to their teddy bear Duke for a while longer. Rafe jokes that somebody has to watch out for her. Rafe guesses this is it then. Nicole says it’s for now. They get close as Ava comes home and sees them through the window.

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Justin meets Steve at the Brady Pub. Steve says he got his text and asks what’s up. Justin says he has a favor to ask. Steve says to name it. Justin advises him to brace himself.

Bonnie sits in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion, writing her name as Bonnie Kiriakis. Bonnie says it has a ring to it but then looks up and sees a photo of Justin and Adrienne. Bonnie picks it up and says she did Adrienne wrong in every way possible, so she’s going to spend her life making up for it and the best way she can do that is by doing her damndest to make sure she makes Justin just as happy as Adrienne did. Someone then enters the room, causing Bonnie to exclaim that she can’t believe they are alive.

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Jake wakes up in bed with Gabi, who is sitting up with her laptop. Jake comments that it’s too early to be working. Gabi responds that it’s not for Philip, who is already writing an e-mail which she can see after installing the key logger on his computer. Gabi sees that Philip is writing a confidential e-mail to Titan’s general council. Gabi reads the e-mail but Philip stops typing right before saying what the issue is.

Philip is interrupted from typing his e-mail as Kate enters the Titan office and says they need to talk. Philip mentions that he told his assistant that he was not to be disturbed. Kate declares that she didn’t think it applied to his mother and that she’s here to stop him from making a terrible mistake.

Brady in "Days of Our Lives" 8/25/21

Chloe joins Brady at the Basic Black office. Chloe asks what the emergency is. Brady informs her that the DiMera Jet is waiting for them because he’s wisking her away.

Rafe gets up from bed and greets Ava in the kitchen. Rafe asks Ava about breakfast but Ava remarks that she decided not to make breakfast in case he had plans with Nicole.

Nicole goes to the Brady Pub. Roman says they aren’t open yet. Nicole informs him that she came to see him and she’s sorry it took this long but she hasn’t been in the mood to see people. Nicole feels terrible that the party he hosted for her and Eric turned out to be such a disaster as she’s truly sorry. Roman responds that she should be.

Rafe tells Ava that he’s very sorry for missing dinner the other night as he should’ve called her to let her know that he was stopping by Nicole’s. Rafe adds that Nicole is Ava’s friend too and she’s going through a really rough time, so he assumed that she would be okay with it and she wouldn’t want her to be alone. Ava says that’s why she offered to bring dinner but Rafe told her not to. Rafe says Nicole said she didn’t want company. Ava questions her being company and he’s not. Rafe says that’s not what he meant. Ava tells him to start explaining because it sounds to her like he thinks he’s the only person on the planet who can help Nicole. Rafe clarifies that Nicole said she didn’t want a lot of people around as she’s depressed and could barely get out of bed. Ava mocks that. Rafe says that Nicole is hurting. Ava asks if that surprises him. Rafe says he would expect Nicole to be depressed given the circumstances. Ava argues that Nicole chose to cheat on her husband with Xander, so it’s her own fault that her marriage is over.

Roman talks about Eric coming all the way back from Africa to surprise Nicole for their anniversary, only to find out in public that she slept with another man that they both hate. Roman states that Eric was completely humiliated. Nicole says she made a terrible mistake that she will regret for the rest of her life, but she’s not the only one to blame here. Nicole argues that Sami wanted to blow up her life so she had Xander march in and give that announcement, without giving a damn about how much she hurt her brother.

Brady informs Chloe that he’s taking her to New York because a new distributor wants a face to face meeting today. Chloe asks why she has to go. Brady says that it’s because she works for him and is part of the company. Brady adds that Chloe can also see Parker and her parents. Brady wants to go get her bag and get on the jet. Chloe is not so sure if Philip would approve of them jetting off to New York together.

Philip asks Kate if this is about him dating Chloe. Kate says it’s about Jake and argues that he can’t bring him on board at Titan because he’s an untrustworthy jerk who will eventually stab him in the back. Philip understands that Kate is cynical when it comes to Jake, but he doesn’t fear that. Philip adds that Jake’s own family got rid of him with Kate casting the deciding vote, so he’s trusting that Jake is still so angry that he’ll be all in with helping he and Gabi crush DiMera. Kate reminds him that she works for DiMera. Philip says they both know she’ll be working just as hard at crushing them and may the best company win. Kate is afraid that Philip is becoming dangerously naïve as she doesn’t think he has completely thought what it means to get in bed with Gabi and Jake.

Gabi wonders why Philip stopped typing his e-mail. Jake suggests he could’ve gotten a phone call. Gabi complains that she needs to see the e-mail and what the issue is. Gabi wonders if Philip is in trouble again since not long ago, he was laundering money through Titan for his gambling debts. Gabi asks what if he’s doing it again and this is exactly what they need to get him out of Titan. Jake hopes she’s right but suggests there is something else they could do to pass the time. Gabi doesn’t want to miss anything important. Jake points out that the computer will still record if Philip starts typing again, so they don’t have to stare at the screen. Gabi gives in as she and Jake kiss in bed.

Rafe tells Ava that’s a harsh way to talk about her friend. Ava says that Nicole is her friend, but it doesn’t change the fact that she broke her vows. Rafe argues that she didn’t deserve to have it broadcast at her anniversary party. Ava argues that Nicole took a risk and knew that Eric might find out somehow. Rafe wants to put it in to context and brings up the night it happened being when Nicole got a call from Eric, saying he was extending his stay in Africa again. Rafe adds that Nicole was devastated, got drunk, and wasn’t thinking clearly then Xander took advantage of it. Ava questions Nicole getting a pass for cheating. Rafe clarifies that he’s not saying it’s okay, just that he understands it. Rafe adds that if they would’ve been there for her, it would’ve never happened. Ava questions it being their fault. Rafe says he’s just kicking himself for silencing his phone as he wishes he would’ve got Nicole’s call. Ava asks if he wishes that, so he could’ve slept with her instead.

Nicole tells Roman that Xander didn’t just decide to tell the whole world about what happened between them and she knows he didn’t do it for free. Roman questions if she has proof that Sami paid him off. Nicole says no but Sami hounded her for weeks afterwards and told her that she would do whatever it took to expose her. Nicole adds that Belle is convinced that Sami set this whole thing up. Roman says it pains him to hear that Sami would hurt her brother like that. Nicole guesses he isn’t surprised though. Nicole says that ever since she and Eric got married, Sami has been on a mission to break them up. Roman says that either way, she still cheated on Eric, a wonderful and honest man. Roman argues that she knows what a decent, kind, loving man Eric is so he questions how the hell she could hurt him like that.

After Gabi and Jake have sex, she tells him it was great as usual and then goes back to her laptop. Gabi says she’s just sticking to their plan to take over the world because she hates what Jake’s family did to him when he was doing such a good job. Gabi declares that she will teach them that messing with them was the biggest mistake they ever made and when Philip is gone, she will generate more money than he ever could for Titan. Gabi notes that the key stroke is not the only thing to get them in since Jake needs to have a really good follow up interview so that Philip hires him. Jake says he better shower and not be late.

Philip tells Kate that Gabi Chic just had it’s best quarter ever and Gabi has repeatedly said they have a great working relationship. Kate argues that it’s all part of Gabi’s plan which he questions. Kate talks about Gabi lulling him in to a false sense of security and then she’ll convince him to hire Jake because he’d be so useful in accomplishing their mutual goals, but the whole time they will be working behind his back to bring him down. Philip calls her paranoid. Kate warns that he can’t underestimate Gabi. Philip tells her not to underestimate him. Philip admits that when he started this job, he made some stupid mistakes that put his family and company at risk. Philip promises that there is no scenario where he or Victor would allow Titan to be run by a pair of DiMeras. Kate knows how much it means to him that Victor gave him a second chance, but warns that he can’t be comfortable because if Victor is ever convinced that there is someone else who can do his job better than he can, he will have him out in a heartbeat. Philip assures that he will keep his eyes on Gabi and Jake, but he’s the one using them. Kate says if he just needs information about DiMera, there’s better ways to get it, like from his girlfriend Chloe.

Brady asks Chloe why Philip would have a problem with her taking a business trip. Chloe brings up Philip being sensitive about them spending time together. Brady asks what he’s whining about now. Chloe reminds Brady about Nicole and Eric’s anniversary party and how she went after Brady to make sure things didn’t get ugly with Xander, but she left Philip hanging at the Pub by himself and he got worried about what they might do together alone. Brady remarks that it would be Philip’s problem, not theirs.

Philip questions Kate suggesting he pump Chloe for information on DiMera. Philip says he would never use her like that and she would never betray Nicole. Kate argues that if he turns on the Philip charm, she’ll tell him everything but he refuses. Philip admits that he did try to get Chloe to jump ship but she turned him down. Kate asks if he thought she’d be an asset to Titan or did he just want to get her away from Brady. Philip declares that he lost her to Brady once and he won’t lose her again, adding that she assured him that he’s the one she wants to be with. Kate remarks that Jake assured her too and look how that turned out.

Nicole tells Roman that she’s a little confused about his lack of understanding because she remembers Roman telling her it was wrong of Eric to leave her alone for so long and that if he wasn’t careful, it could drive her in to someone else’s arms. Roman acknowledges that Eric shouldn’t have stayed away as long as he did and he did feel that if another good man pursued Nicole during that time, he could understand she could be vulnerable, but they both know that is a far cry from what happened between her and Xander. Nicole apologizes. Roman tells her that she should’ve come clean with Eric right away since if she was honest from the beginning, she could’ve spared all of them a lot of pain.

Rafe in "Days of Our Lives" 8/25/21

Rafe can’t believe Ava just said that. Ava claims it just slipped out. Rafe argues that she keeps twisting everything he says. Rafe clarifies that if he answered Nicole’s call, she wouldn’t have ended up with Xander. Ava argues that if he answered her call that day, he would’ve bailed on their date and very possibly would’ve ended up in bed with Nicole. Rafe declares that never would’ve happened because he’s involved with Ava. Ava says to never say never. Rafe argues that they have been over this so many times and he’s told her that he does not have feelings for Nicole. Ava admits she didn’t believe him then either. Rafe notes that they obviously have a big problem. Ava says maybe it was wrong to suggest that he would’ve slept with Nicole while she was still married, but her marriage is over, so she wants Rafe to be honest with her and himself about who he really wants to be with. Rafe repeats that he does not have feelings for Nicole and she is his friend. Ava argues that she’s the friend he dreams about, drops everything for, and is always on his mind. Ava says it’s obvious he cares very deeply for her. Rafe admits that he does, but that does not mean he has desires. Ava yells at Rafe to just admit that he wants to sleep with Nicole right as Gabi and Jake come out from the bedroom. Gabi apologizes at it sounded like they interrupted a very personal conversation. Rafe claims it’s nothing but Gabi says it doesn’t sound like nothing. Jake mentions missing breakfast which Gabi is offended by but Jake suggests they just hurry up and go. Gabi apologizes again but reminds Ava that she did try to warn her as she and Jake exit. Rafe asks Ava what exactly Gabi warned her about. Ava admits it was his feelings for Nicole.

Nicole in "Days of Our Lives" 8/25/21

Nicole tells Roman that she tried to come clean with Eric and even wrote him an e-mail confessing to everything she did, but she couldn’t bring herself to send it to him. Roman wishes she had, so she could’ve taken care of this in private and Eric wouldn’t have been humiliated in front of everybody he knows. Nicole says the regret over hurting him is killing her and she hates herself for what she did, but there’s nothing she can do to change it. Nicole adds that before Eric left, they did talk and had it out and he acknowledged that it was wrong of him to put their life on hold. Roman questions her blaming him. Nicole insists that she would never, but as far as their marriage falling apart, they realized it was inevitable since as much as they love each other, they are just different people who are better off apart. Roman tells Nicole that it’s a nice little story, but she doesn’t get to put a nice little ribbon on this. Nicole just wanted him to know that they parted peacefully. Roman knows Eric is a good man, who is kind and forgiving. Roman warns that Eric will live with the pain she caused because he never loved anyone the way he loved her. Roman declares that no matter what his parting words were, he will never be the same and there will be many moments in the coming years where he will think of her and that pain will still be there and he’ll tell himself that maybe he just wasn’t good enough for her. Nicole cries that Roman is right and she’s a terrible person, who destroyed Eric and their marriage, so she deserves to live in misery for the rest of her life.

Philip and Kate in "Days of Our Lives" 8/25/21

Philip tells Kate that he’s sorry she was hurt but she has to stop comparing his relationship with Chloe to what happened between her and Jake. Kate argues that he is her son so she will never stop trying to protect him. Philip says he doesn’t need protection from Chloe. Kate declares that Chloe has hurt him so many times, so she’s not going to let that happen again. Kate asks if her feelings for Brady are just going to magically disappear when they work with each other every day. Philip says Chloe comes home to him every night and it’s great as he can feel their connection getting deeper every day. Philip states that it’s only a matter of time before she is really, truly his. Kate goes with whatever he says and reminds him not to forget what she said about Jake. Kate warns that if Philip hires Jake, he will regret it. Kate tells Philip that she loves him and she’s just looking out for him as they hug. Kate then exits the office.

Chloe tells Brady that she and Philip are in a relationship, so she needs to take his feelings in to account. Brady calls his feelings pathetic. Chloe feels it’s just respect and courtesy. Brady asks what’s wrong with going on a business trip with her boss. Chloe suggests she can go with Nicole. Brady argues that she doesn’t deal with the client directly and he’s expecting to see him. Chloe suggests he go with Nicole then. Brady asks why she’s fighting him on this as he thought she would jump at the chance to see her family in New York. Chloe is confused as first he says it’s about business, then he’s saying he can see her family, so she asks what difference it makes who goes as long as they make the meeting, unless he wants her to go with him so they can spend time together alone. Brady asks why he would need to be alone with her when he’s alone with her all the time at the office. Chloe says an overnight trip to New York is kind of different. Brady gets a call from Nicole, saying she’s not coming in to the office today. Brady says it’s okay as he and Chloe got her covered. Brady asks if there is anything they can do to help. Nicole says she really needs some space right now and is going to take the rest of the week off. Brady assures that the’s there if she needs him as they hang up. Gabi then approaches Nicole outside the Pub and asks if she’s okay. Nicole responds that she’s not and she’s not sure she ever will be. Gabi says she’s sorry as she heard about what happened at her anniversary party. Nicole says she’s the one who should be sorry since Roman made it clear that she’s the one who brought this hell onto herself and Eric. Gabi acknowledges that Roman can be a little judgy. Nicole knows Roman thinks she’s a monster and the rest of the town does too. Gabi says not everyone, and definitely not Rafe.

Rafe questions Ava ever listening to anything Gabi has to say. Ava says normally she doesn’t since she’s always been hostile to her, but the other day, Gabi kept insisting that Rafe had feelings for Nicole while she kept saying that they are just friends. Rafe says that’s the truth. Ava asks if it is, since Gabi, who knows him better than anyone, seems to think that the only reason Rafe and Nicole weren’t romantic with each other was because she was married, but she’s single now. Ava adds that Gabi thinks maybe they will decide to take it to the next level. Rafe says that’s just Gabi being Gabi and playing mind games with her. Rafe can’t believe Ava fell for that. Ava guesses she’s just clueless and gullible.

Jake goes to the Titan office for his interview with Philip. Philip says he needs to decide today about hiring him. Jake sensed the first interview went well but he’s happy to clear up any questions or concerns. Philip informs him that Kate was just there, trying very hard to persuade him not to hire him. Jake says that’s for very personal reasons. Philip brings up that Kate had a valid point in suggesting that Jake is a trojan horse as Kate thinks that Gabi wants to get Jake in the door, so they can team up and take him down. Philip asks if Kate’s right about that. Jake claims Kate is reaching and is just trying to hurt him as much as she can, since he hurt her. Philip agrees that her perspective is clouded by their break-up, but she is a very savvy business woman so he can’t just dismiss her theory. Jake brings up that everything he knows about the corporate world, Kate taught him. Jake declares that DiMera kicked him out and now he’s going to destroy them since he has the skills, the knowledge, and more motivation than he can imagine which is why Kate doesn’t want him working for Titan and also why Philip should hire him.

Brady informs Chloe that Nicole is going to be out for the week and he told her they would cover for her. Brady adds that he feels bad for her because she’s really hurting. Chloe suggests she should go find her but Brady mentions that she said she wanted space, so they should respect that. Brady adds that it also means Nicole can’t go to New York, so he and Chloe have no choice but to go together.

Nicole tells Gabi that Rafe is a wonderful friend and always finds a way to be there for her when she needs him. Nicole says she was a mess the other night when Rafe came over and he was so understanding and supportive. Gabi states that Rafe hates seeing her in pain. Nicole says after they talked, she told Rafe that he could go but he stayed and made her macaroni and cheese. Nicole admits it was very kind of him but he could’ve been home enjoying a wonderful meal with Ava, so she felt really guilty. Gabi remarks that if Rafe stayed with her, it’s because he wanted to. Nicole repeats that Rafe is a wonderful friend, but he has his own life so she’s not going to get in the way of that. Gabi tells her that Rafe lives to take care of the people he cares about. Gabi mentions that she just left Rafe at home and bets that Nicole is still on his mind. Gabi thinks Rafe would be grateful if Nicole went over there and leaned on him right now. Nicole is unsure but Gabi points out that it would save Rafe from having to come find her. Gabi encourages Nicole to go see Rafe so she walks away.

Rafe tells Ava that he never said she was gullible, just that she shouldn’t listen to a word that Gabi says since she doesn’t like her, so she’s messing with her. Ava says she doesn’t like Gabi either since she’s been trying to get her out since she moved in, but maybe Gabi is speaking the truth. Ava tells Rafe that she’s been watching him and Nicole for months, the looks they share, and the moments she’s walked in on. Ava brings up walking in to Nicole’s place and seeing Rafe holding Nicole in his arms. Rafe argues that he was comforting her. Ava calls Rafe the most honorable man she’s ever known, but thinks because of that he feels obligated to stay with her. Rafe insists that’s not true. Ava says he can continue to deny it but it’s not doing either of them any favors for him to continue to deny how he feels about Nicole. Ava then storms out of the house.

Philip tells Jake that he likes his confidence, but he can’t be too careful as he worked very hard to regain Victor’s trust. Philip declares that he can’t hire someone who plans to undermine him. Jake asks what his gut tells him. Philip says he was inclined to give him a shot but then Kate showed up. Jake appreciates his consideration, but if he’s going to put more stock in his mother’s opinion than his own instincts, then they have nothing further to talk about. Jake thanks Philip for his time and exits the office.

Brady tells Chloe that he will tell the pilot that they are on their way. Chloe asks why he really wants to take this trip with her.

Gabi finds Ava eating alone in the town square and remarks that breakfast at home must not have been very satisfying. Ava tells her to go away. Gabi feels that’s what Rafe wants Ava to do, now that Nicole is so available.


Nicole goes to Rafe’s house.

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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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