Days Short Recap Wednesday January 26, 2022

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Marlena apologized to Paulina for ruining her wedding. Paulina said it was her own fault that it happened. She said the devil did her wrong, but she was the reason why she lost Abe. Chanel ran into Abe. She apologized to him for ruining the wedding. A man name T.R. went to see Johnny. He wanted to make sure Johnny kept his word. He said he wanted to know about what was going on with the Marlena Evans’ Story. T.R. told Johnny that he wanted his movie. Johnny said he promised his grandmother he wouldn’t tell the story. Marlena asked Paulina if she thought she and Abe would get back together. Paulina said she opened up to her before and now she was single. Marlena apologized for betraying her confidence. Paulina said it wasn’t her. She said she knew Abe still loved her. She said he would never trust her again. Abe told Chanel what happened with him and Paulina wasn’t her fault. He said Paulina should have told him a long time ago. Chanel said it was her truth to tell. She said she saw how happy they were then and unhappy now. She thought the bad karma came back around and bit her. She said her husband dumped her out of the blue.

Nancy apologized to Craig for doubting him. He told her she didn’t have to apologize. She said she should have trusted him. She said she should have trusted them. He told her there was no reason for her to feel insecure. He said she was a wonderful person with a kind heart and a wicked sense of humor. He said that was one of the reasons why he loved her. She said she loved hearing that, but there was a part of her that still needed to know that he was attracted to her. He said that was his part. He said he loved her and was truly sorry. She said she was happy they could talk openly about it. She said she felt guilty. He told her not to feel guilty. When she walked out of the room, he looked nervous. Chanel told Abe that her relationship with Johnny wasn’t a fling. She said he humiliated her as if everything they felt was a lie. Abe said he couldn’t imagine how that felt. She said it was bad. She said that was why her mother thought they should take Johnny’s money. He asked if she wanted that. Marlena asked Paulina if she thought Abe would want to make amends. Marlena said she knew how happy she made Abe. Paulina asked if he told her that. Marlena said she hasn’t spoken to Abe after what happened. She said that was why she didn’t go to Johnny and Chanel’s party. Paulina said she knew she heard about the party. Marlena said she didn’t. Paulina said Johnny broke her daughter’s heart. T.R. was upset that Johnny didn’t want to write the movie. Johnny said his grandmother ended up possessed. T.R. said that was a good thing. He said they could have done sequels. Johnny said he had ideas. T.R. said it took more than ideas. Johnny picked up a weapon. T.R. said it was going to take a lot to make it in Hollywood. Abe comforted Chanel. He said he was glad that she had a friend to help her. He said he and Lani were closer. He said he hoped they would be closer too. Chanel said she wanted that too. Marlena told Paulina he didn’t understand why Johnny hurt Chanel. She said Johnny said he loved Chanel and wanted to be with her. Paulina said she was going to make Johnny pay for what he did to her daughter. T.R. asked if Johnny was willing to work to get what he wanted or was he going to rely on his father’s money. Johnny said he was right. He wanted to know what to tell his grandmother. T.R. said he would be the bad guy if it made him feel better.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday January 25, 2022

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Ned wanted Xander to give him money for Sarah’s flight information. Xander said that he found her. He said the deal was off. Ned said he bought an expensive watch. He couldn’t return it because he loved it. Xander said that we lose things we love. Chad called Abby to find out where she was. Belle arrived at the DiMera mansion to get some things for EJ. Chad refused to do anything to help EJ after he forced himself on Abby. Belle didn’t think EJ would do that. Later on, Chad went to see Xander to look for Abby. He told Chad that Abby was working on a theory about Sarah. She said that she didn’t think she was the real Sarah. Xander thought the mask thing sounded crazy. He really thought that when Chad told him that Abby saw Gwen and Sarah at the same time. Abby was in for a shock when she took off the mask and saw Ava underneath it. Abby wanted to know why she was dressed up as Sarah. Ava said she was just having fun. Abby didn’t buy it and got her phone out to call Rafe. Ava hit her in the head with a rock. Gwen wanted to know what they were going to do now. Ava wanted to kill Abby. Gwen refused to kill her.

Ned walked by Ava and Gwen and offered to take Abby away if they paid the right price. Shawn brought EJ to the station to meet with Belle. Trask was happy to finally get a DiMera in jail. Shawn took EJ to the interrogation room when Belle showed up. Trask made fun of Belle for making the mistake of putting EJ on the stand. Shawn joined them. Shawn and Belle banded together to stand up to Trask. Later, Shawn debated with Trask about Rafe being a dirty cop. Shawn defended Rafe to Trask. She said crime went up since Rafe was in charge. She thought he made a lot of the arrests to take the heat off of him. Shawn told her that Rafe is a good cop. Trask wanted Shawn to look through Rafe’s files to look for a pattern. She wanted him to investigate the arrest Rafe made that night. Belle talked to EJ about what he did to Abby. He said he never left the courtroom. He told her that he was signing the papers giving his shares to Johnny. He told her that she could ask Johnny if she didn’t believe him. EJ insisted that Chad was setting him up. Belle thought it was crazy, but EJ said he didn’t touch Abby. Shawn went to Rafe’s place while he was with Nicole. He interrupted their time together. He told Rafe that his latest arrest proved that he planted evidence in the case. Shawn put the cuffs on Rafe.

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Days Short Recap Monday January 24, 2022

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Abby tried to take the mask off of Gwen. “Gwen” showed up and asked Abby what she was doing. Abby was shocked that Gwen was behind her. “Gwen” told Abby that she was used to her attacking her, but a stranger. She realized the person wasn’t a stranger. “Sarah” said she came back to town so she could let her family know she was okay. “Sarah” told “Gwen” that she could have Xander because she was through with him. Nicole went to Rafe’s house. Nicole asked Rafe if he thought Ava set him up. “Sarah” asked Abby if she still thought she was Gwen. Abby said she didn’t. When Abby left, Gwen told Ava that she was glad she pulled it off. Chanel told Allie that her mother saw them together the night they slept together. Allie was horrified that Paulina knows about them. Allie was afraid Paulina was going o ell people. Johnny told Gabi that he wanted to be alone with her. He said he had stock in DiMera which he knew she was interested in. Abby went home and told Chad that she found Sarah. She said she didn’t think it was Sarah. Ava and Gwen talked about Ava wearing the Gwen mask. Allie told Chanel that she talked to Johnny. Allie said she walked in on Johnny kissing another woman. Jake showed up while Gabi and Johnny were talking. Johnny said they were talking about joining together.

Chanel said Johnny didn’t waste any time. Allie said he didn’t. Chanel wanted to know who it was. Allie said it was Gabi. Chanel said he was making out with his uncle’s girlfriend. Allie told her to let him go because he was bad news. Chanel said it hurt. When Jake walked away to get drinks, Johnny told Gabi that he wanted her to kiss him again. Abby told Chad that it felt like Sarah was wearing a mask. Ava told Gwen that her wearing the mask turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Gwen told Ava that she owed her. Ava said she did. Ava said she had to leave. She said Sarah had to go to the airport. Gwen asked her to do it. Ava said she couldn’t because she had plans with Rafe and Nicole. Gwen said she thought she hated them. Ava said she did. Nicole was upset that Ava wasn’t at the dinner. She reminded him that he thought Ava was the one who set him up. He said he did. She thought Ava wanting to work on their relationship was true. Gabi told Johnny that she didn’t tell Jake he kissed her because he would beat the crap out of him. Johnny said that didn’t prove trust. Jake came back and wanted to get back to business. Chad asked Abby if she wanted it to be true. Abby said she wanted Sarah to be safe and making her own decision. She asked if it was Kate who was in the same situation as Sarah. She thought Sarah was still in danger. Gwen asked Ava why she was having dinner with Rafe and Nicole if she hated them. Ava said she couldn’t let on that she knew about them. Gwen told Ava that she was good at it. She said she couldn’t pull it off. Chad asked Abby if Maggie and Xander thought the same thing. He said Xander has been working with her and thought Sarah was herself.

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Days Short Recap Friday January 21, 2022

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Abby confronted Sarah about not being who she said she was. She thought she was really Kristen. She denied it and tried to walk away, but Abby stopped her. She told her that Kristen kidnapped Sarah. “Sarah” mocked her while Kristen called her. Abby wanted to know who it was. Kristen said it was really her. She told her that she didn’t have anything to do with Philip’s disappearance. She said she was innocent and she wanted her to print that. She hung up the phone. “Sarah” tried to leave again, but Abby wouldn’t let her go. She said a voice on the phone wasn’t going to be enough to convince her that she wasn’t Kristen. She refused to admit anything. Abby thought back to a previous conversation and realized who she was. Abby realized Gwen was wearing the mask. She tried to walk away, but Abby wanted to take off her mask. Kayla was looking through the Reverend Mother’s desk when Kristen walked in with a gun. She started mocking Kayla so she didn’t want to hear what Kristen had to say. Kristen told her that Steve was dead. Kayla didn’t believe it was true. She thought Kristen was trying to throw her off balance. Kristen danced around it until Kayla believed her. She told Kristen that she killed Steve.

Gabi talked to Johnny about a partnership when he grabbed her and kissed her. She pushed him away and slapped him. Johnny seemed to like the idea that she drew blood. He said that he was reading the signals he was getting from her. She said that he ruined his marriage but she was in a committed relationship with Jake. He rolled his eyes and insulted him. He told her that she could have some fun on the side. She admitted that she was attracted to him, but she’s with Johnny. She said she wasn’t interested in an open relationship. He kissed her again just as Allie walked in the room. Gabi asked Allie not to say anything to Jake. She said she was at the bottom of her list of worries. Gabi walked out of the room. Allie yelled at Johnny for kissing Gabi. He thought she was jealous because he was flirting with Gabi. He said that Chanel loved her and not him. He teased her about them being together. He implied that they slept together. She was about to cry and told him that she hated him. She told him that she was done with him. She told him to be a good DiMera and realize that he lost his twin sister. He didn’t care that he lost her. Paulina talked to Chanel about taking Johnny to the cleaners. She said she was talking to attorneys about her situation. Chanel didn’t want to go after his money because she was a strong independent woman like her. Paulina still thought she deserved to get something after what he did to her. They talked about Allie. Paulina admitted that she saw Chanel with Allie. She tried to deny it, but she admitted they were together. She said she wasn’t ashamed that it happened. Paulina was fine with it, but she reminded her that she slept with her husband’s sister. She said that she slept with twins and that it was a sticky situation. She advised her to think about how she felt about both of them. Chanel admitted that she was attracted to Allie, but she was in love with Johnny.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Xander saw “Sarah” and hugged her. He was so glad she was okay. She told him to get off of her. She told him that she didn’t want anything to do with him. Xander asked Maggie for a minute alone with “Sarah.” Maggie took Xander into the hall. Gwen was afraid she wouldn’t be able to pull off being Sarah. Xander and Maggie came back and “Sarah” told them she was leaving in the morning. Maggie ended up crying. Maggie wanted her to call regularly. She hugged her. Maggie left the room so Xander wondered why “Sarah” didn’t sound like herself. He told her about her behavior with him, Rex and Maggie. She blamed him for the baby switch. She told him that she couldn’t forgive him for that. She wanted to check out of her room at the Salem Inn. He couldn’t believe what she was willing to do to her mother. He told her to do better. She told him to be with Gwen. He wanted to know how she knew about Gwen. He wanted to know how she knew about that. She said Maggie told her about it. She asked if it was true that he loved her? He told her that he didn’t think he could fall in love again, but he did. She told him to be with Gwen and leave her alone. She stormed out of the room. Abby saw Kate looking down. Abby asked her what happened and she told her that she saw Jake and Gabi. Abby said it ended well because she was with Roman. She said Jake was fired from DiMera. Kate wondered why she was there. She said she was covering a story about Sarah. She said she worked with Xander to find her. Abby told her about what happened.  Kate remembered when Kristen pretended to be her and shoved her in a suitcase to ship her out of town. That sparked an idea inside of Abby.

Maggie joined Kate and Abby at their table. She told them that Xander was with Sarah. Maggie was emotional as she talked about “Sarah’s” odd behavior. She said she wasn’t herself. Maggie left the table. Kate left the table to get a drink. Abby remembered what Kate said about Kristen’s mask and Sarah acting different. Abby reacted and walked out of the room. Xander looked at a picture of Sarah. He remembered proposing to her. Maggie returned and noticed Xander looked confused. He thought there would be more to the story. Abby found “Sarah” and told her that she wasn’t her cousin. Trask entered Sami’s deposition into evidence and was ready to rest her case. Belle wanted the case dismissed for lack of evidence. EJ was ready to testify. Belle didn’t think it was a good idea, but she called him to the stand. He said he didn’t do anything to keep Sami from her kids. Trask reminded him that he did it before. EJ said he chloroformed Sami after she shot him in his head. He said she left him to die. He wanted to protect his children. Trask questioned him about using chloroform on Sami when he wanted to get stem cells from her unborn baby. EJ pleaded the fifth. EJ felt defeated and left the stand. The judge was ready to hear closing arguments. Chad saw Johnny in the living room. They argued about EJ. Johnny goaded him about EJ and Abby having an affair before. He said EJ lied about Chad framing him for Sami’s kidnapping. Chad looked guilty as he said he had to rethink his relationship with his father. He thought he should be working with Chad. Chad didn’t trust him and didn’t want to get burned again. Johnny promised to prove himself to him. Belle told EJ that she did her best in her closing arguments. Chad showed up just as the judge was about to render a verdict. The judge found EJ guilty. He was immediately remanded to holding and would be transferred to Statesville.

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Days Weekly Best Lines January 17, 2022

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(to Trask)
Kate: You have a warrant to eavesdrop on our conversation?

The judge: I trust you are feeling better.
Chad: Yes your honor.
The judge: Good. Remember you’re under oath. Try not to choke this time.

(to EJ)
Chad: We’ll see you in 10 years or never. Never is better.

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Days Short Recap Monday, January 17, 2022

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“EJ” told Abby that he wanted to ravage her. He said he has been waiting a long time to do it. Belle told EJ that Chad was going to help him. EJ wasn’t sure. “EJ” kissed Abby. Chad asked what he was doing. Chad hit EJ. Trask showed up while Kate and Lucas were talking. Trask said she wanted to make sure EJ paid for what he did. She said she wished Sami was there to testify. Chad asked “EJ” what he was doing kissing his wife against her will. “EJ” asked how he knew it was against her will. She said it was an attack. He said he wanted to kiss her one last time before he went to jail. The devil thought his plan to get EJ to kiss Abby would get Chad to send EJ to jail for a long time. Kate and Lucas continued to talk about what he did to Lucas. Nancy told Chloe and Brady that Craig was cheating on her. Nancy told them what she found that proved Craig was cheating. Nancy asked if Chloe noticed Craig was acting different. Chloe said she hadn’t talked to him in weeks. Nancy thought it was strange when she was going through her issues with Philip. Abby tried to calm Chad down about EJ. She said she didn’t know why EJ would kiss her when Chad was about to testify against him. Gabi and Jake talked about Johnny being able to vote with EJ’s shares. Jake thought Johnny and EJ’s shares could do a lot of damage. Gabi thought Johnny could stop their plan too. Jake thought Johnny could be an ally for their cause.

Chad showed up in the court. He told the judge he was ready to testify. He testified that EJ should have the book thrown at him. Belle told Chad that she talked to her. Trask asked if Belle had a private conversation with Chad. Belle said she didn’t. The judge asked if Trask wanted to redirect. She said she didn’t. The judge said they would be back with the next witness. The devil called Chad a traitor for what he did to his father. Chad told him to ask EJ about it. EJ asked what he was talking about. Brady told Nancy that Philip accused them of having an affair when they didn’t. Chloe told Nancy to talk to Craig. Nancy said she was still there for her no matter what. Chad told the devil that he was glad that EJ would be going away for 10 years. When he and Abby left, the devil told Johnny that he was glad that he got EJ’s shares. Lucas told Kate that Chad wasn’t helping EJ. He wanted her to leave so he could testify. Nancy asked if there was something going on between Chloe and Brady. They said there was nothing going on between them. Nancy said she needed a place to stay if she left Craig. Lucas testified that Jason on was the one who held Sami captive. She said he was the same one taking money from the DiMeras. Belle questioned Lucas about having direct knowledge that EJ kidnapped Sami. She asked how they knew he didn’t kidnap Sami. When Abby and Chad got home, she questioned why EJ would make a pass at her. Chad said no one knew what EJ would do. She wanted to know what he was going to say at the trial. She asked if EJ was innocent. Jake and Gabi schemed to get Johnny to join them. The devil showed up while they were talking. The devil told Jake and Gabi that they should be introduced if they were going to be talking about him. Johnny introduced himself to Jake. Johnny wanted to know why they were talking about DiMera when Jake didn’t work there. Gabi said he still had shares in DiMera. Jake and Gabi said they wanted him to help them get what they wanted. Lucas told Belle that he had nothing to do with Sami’s kidnapping. He said EJ was jealous that he and Sami were together. Belle asked if he had an alibi for Sami’s kidnapping. Trask objected to her question. Lucas said he was with his brother Philip when Sami was kidnapped. He said Philip is missing. Belle said he couldn’t prove he had an ally. While Lucas was testifying, EJ had an outburst. He threatened to kill Lucas.

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Days Weekly Best Lines January 10, 2022

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Nicole: EJ should not be representing himself.
Belle: I think EJ’s having the same revelation. Last night he asked me to represent him.
Nicole: Are you going to?
Belle: No! I turned him down.
Nicole: Why?
Belle: Well, I work for DiMera so it would be a professional conflict of interest not to mention a personal one.
Nicole: Meaning Sami would lose her mind if you took his case.
Belle: Exactly!
Nicole: Seems to me like a really good reason to do it.

(to Johnny)
EJ: Would you sit down! I feel like there’s a vulture circling around.

Johnny: I’m a changed man.
EJ: Don’t say you acting like a jerk.
Johnny: You don’t think I was?
EJ: Of course you were, but don’t admit it.

(to Tripp)
Ava: Poor Chanel. You know I’m a Vitalli and I think the DiMeras are cruel b*stards.
Tripp: Allie agrees with you.

EJ: I hope to see you in court. I will understand if you don’t want to disappoint your mother.
Johnny: It wouldn’t be the first time; it wouldn’t be the last time.

(to Kate about Chad)
Lucas: He is such a DiMera. He makes me sick. I knew he was going to say something.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 14, 2022

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Trask asked Chad questions about the evidence he found. Chad didn’t want to answer the questions. Trask demanded that he answer the question. The judge told him to answer or he would hold him in contempt. Kate talked to Lucas about framing EJ. Lucas denied framing EJ. She said Lucas used her password on her computer to do it. He said he didn’t know her password. She said Chad told her. He said he knew Chad was going to say something. Lucas said he loved Sami and would do anything for her. He said he did everything he did because he loved her. While he was talking to Kate, Johnny was listening. Kate told Lucas that Chad was going to tell the truth during the trial. Lucas said Chad was okay with EJ getting in trouble. She said he would have been okay with EJ losing his job, he didn’t want him to go to prison. She said he didn’t want his family to be hurt. Chad told the judge he couldn’t answer her questions. Trask didn’t have anymore questions for him. Belle asked him questions. When Belle asked him about the papers, Johnny made sure Chad couldn’t talk. Lucas said he was going to do something. Kate said Chad wasn’t going to implicate him for what happened. Brady and Chloe showed up and wanted to know what Kate was talking about. Jake and Gabi went to see Victor. Maggie let them know she knew why they wanted to see Victor. They thought she was going to make they didn’t get what they wanted. She told them she wanted to make sure they made good on their promise.

Lucas told Brady and Chloe that they were talking about him finding her sooner. Chloe said Sami was safe. Brady thought he was back in town to testify against EJ. Brady said he was going to give that s.o.b. a taste of his own money. Brady wanted to talk to Kate. Chloe asked if Lucas was okay. She said he acted as if something was wrong with him. Abby wanted to make sure Chad was okay. She asked what happened to him in the courtroom. She said she could tell he wanted to say something, but Trask wasn’t letting him. Maggie told Jake and Gabi that their plan was a fine idea. They said they were surprised. Maggie said she cared about Titan and its future. Jake asked if she thought they were good for Titan. Maggie said Victor always wanted family to run the company, but he changed his mind. Jake said no one else could run the company. Maggie said Victor wanted a win. Jake said he wanted nothing more than to see his brothers go down. She said Victor wanted to make sure she was willing to team up with them. Gabi asked if she was willing. Johnny showed up in the court. He told EJ and Belle that Chad was a backstabber. He said Chad was going to turn against the family. Belle said she didn’t think Chad was going to turn against him. She said Chad was about to say something, but Trask wouldn’t let him. She said she was going to ask him about it as soon as court reconvened. Johnny brought up EJ signing his rights over to him. Belle asked EJ if he was sure about doing that. Abby wanted to know what Chad was going to say. He didn’t want to say anything because he didn’t want her to be complicit. She said he was scaring her. He asked her to trust him. She said she did, but she was scared. They said they loved each other. Brady told Kate he was determined to find Philip in order to clear his name. She said she wanted him to call off the search. Lucas told Chloe that he wanted Sami to stay away from the case. Chloe asked if he would have been able to stop her. He said he did. Belle told Johnny and EJ that the stock transfer might be unnecessary if he is found not guilty. Johnny said it was necessary in case he was found guilty. He said the board was trying to get rid of EJ so he would be able to stop them from voting against him. EJ said it was only temporary. She wanted to look over the contract thoroughly first. Johnny told her he was his father. She went to find out when the case was going to convene. Johnny convinced EJ to sign the contract. Maggie said she was on board with Jake and Gabi if they could guarantee Victor a spot on the DiMera board. They said they thought they could get him a seat. Maggie said she would only go along with them if they could guarantee him a seat on the board. Brady asked Kate why she didn’t want to search for Philip. She said this would make her think Philip was dead. She said people were already looking for him. Brady said it would be better if more people were looking for him. He said he wasn’t going to give up searching for Philip because Chloe wanted him to be found. Belle talked to Chad about his testimony.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, January 13, 2022

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EJ accepted Belle as his lawyer. He wanted to know why she changed her mind about representing him. She said Nicole changed her mind. She was able to handle backlash from the board and from Sami. EJ waived his right to a jury trial. Belle asked the judge for a moment with her client. She wanted to know what he was thinking making a decision like that. He trusted the system. Belle thought he got to the judge. He said he didn’t do anything. She wanted things done her way or she was walking off. EJ backed down. Xander met with Abby to talk about Sarah. She told him one of the DiMera jets were used when Sarah disappeared but the pilot quit since that happened. They thought it was suspicious. She asked the travel department to send her the information about it. He thanked her and left. Gwen ran into Ava at the town square. Gwen was worried about Xander working with Abby. Gwen thought Abby was enjoying the payback. Ava told her about the guys accusing Rafe of planting evidence against them. Gwen wondered why she wanted to send the man she loved to prison. Ava told her to keep quiet about it. Xander walked up to them so they pretended to talk about a party.

Rafe told Shawn about the charges that were brought against him. Shawn wondered if someone put them up to saying he planted evidence. Rafe told him about what happened to Nicole’s bear. Ava arrived at the station while they were talking about it. Ava left him some food, but he was in the middle of something. Shawn noticed the tension between them. Rafe wondered if Ava could be involved in his mess. Steve and Kayla went to see Mother Superior. They were dressed in disguise. They lied about Kayla needing a place to stay. The nun was willing to help but she had to confirm it with someone else. Steve gave her the number to reach him. They left just as Kristen arrived wearing a nun’s habit. She asked Mother Superior about the visitors so she told her how one needed a place to stay. Kristen was grateful that she took her in when she needed help. Kristen called Ava and she ranted about Rafe. Kristen wanted to know if she sent Steve to look for her. She told her she didn’t do it. She did tell her how Xander wanted Steve to find Sarah. She wondered if Steve took the case. She said that was the last thing she needed now. Ava told her that Gwen was desperate to keep Xander from finding Sarah. Kristen had and idea on how to help Gwen, but she needed help escaping.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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Nicole told Belle that EJ shouldn’t represent himself. Belle said she couldn’t represent him. Nicole wanted to know why. Belle said it would be a conflict of interest because she worked for DiMera. She also said it would be a personal conflict. Nicole thought it was because of Sami. Belle said it was. Nicole thought that would be a reason to represent him. EJ and Johnny talked about EJ going to prison. They also talked about what Johnny did to Chanel. Tripp called to check on Allie. She told him she was comforting Chanel. He said he would come over. Allie panicked because she was with Chanel. Allie told Tripp she was going to check on Chanel to see if she was okay. He said that was good. He said he would check on her later. When Allie got off the phone, Chanel asked if he was suspicious. Allie said he didn’t suspect a thing. She said she cheated on her boyfriend. Chanel said she cheated on her husband. Allie said she had to tell Tripp the truth. Johnny asked EJ how he thought the trial was going to go. EJ said they didn’t have a case because he tried to make himself a good person in Salem. Johnny wanted him to level with him. EJ said Trask wanted him to pay for his sister’s sins. He said Chad would do anything to help her achieve that goal. Johnny said he was thinking about taking over DiMera and handing it back to him when he got out of prison. EJ wondered how he was going to do that. Johnny said for him to sign his rights over to him. Belle said she wouldn’t dream of representing EJ. Nicole said she could represent someone who was innocent. Belle asked if she thought he was innocent. Nicole said EJ wouldn’t have let Sami go if he kidnapped her. She said he was innocent. She said it was coming from someone who hated him. Belle wanted to know why she hated him. Nicole said he dumped her for Sami. She said she wanted him to pay, but he shouldn’t go to prison for something he didn’t do. Kate told Chad that EJ was going to prison for something he didn’t do. Chad said he was going to be convicted for something he didn’t do. He said Belle told him EJ would get eight to ten years in prison. Kate thought he wanted to see EJ suffer. Chad said he did, but it didn’t feel right. He said he should tell that Lucas was the one who kidnapped Sami.

Chanel told Allie that it wasn’t a good idea to tell Tripp the truth because she still loved Tripp. Allie said she did. Chanel said she still loved Johnny. She told her not to tell the truth. Allie said Tripp might believe her. Chanel said he might kick her to the curb. Trask told Rafe that someone said he planted evidence. She wanted to know what he had to say for himself. Belle told Nicole that the guard said it was EJ. Nicole told her someone could have paid him to say it. Belle asked if she thought Chad set him up. Nicole said someone was setting him up. Kate told Chad she had qualms about this, but he talked her out of it. Chad said he wanted him to suffer at first. She said Lucas would go to prison if she said something. He said Lucas should be the one in prison since he did it. Chanel wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to lose her best friend. Allie said she wasn’t going to lose her. EJ asked Johnny if he wanted his shares. Johnny told him he would be able to fight Chad if he tried to take DiMera. EJ said he was old enough to vote on his own. Johnny said Tony and Anna would try to take over. EJ said he did the same thing with Sami and she took over. Johnny said he was all he had. EJ said he would sign it over if he went to prison. Johnny told him he wouldn’t regret it. Kate told Chad that what Lucas did was misguided. Chad said what Lucas did was criminal. She said he said Lucas wasn’t dangerous. She said he loved her. She said EJ would kill him if he found out and would go to jail anyway. Chad thought she was reaching. She said he knew what EJ would do if he found out. She said it would be on his head if she lost Lucas too. He said it wasn’t fair. She said she was fighting for her son’s life. He said he would admit to planting evidence and leave Lucas out of it. She said he would lose his job. He said he should. He said it would keep him from being like EJ. She asked even if it meant lost everything. Rafe told Trask he didn’t plant evidence against anyone. She said there were other allegations against him. She said she was forwarding the evidence to Internal Affairs. She said she hoped he was innocent.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Paulina wanted to talk to Lani about calling her “mom” when she saved her from the fallen chandelier. She wanted to know why she did it, but Tripp arrived before she could answer her. They told him what happened at the reception. Tripp left to order x-ray for Paulina’s ankle. He also wanted to call Allie about Chanel. Chanel tried to kiss Allie, but she backed up. She told Chanel she couldn’t do that. Chanel apologized to Allie, but she ran out of the room. Allie answered Tripp’s call. She told him that Chanel would be fine. She said she would see him tomorrow and got off the phone. Chanel went to the living room to find Allie. She knew she took things too far, but she didn’t want to be alone. She said she was sad and humiliated. Allie agreed to stay with her. Chanel promised to stay on her side of the bed. Allie couldn’t believe what Johnny was willing to give up on her. Allie told her that anyone would be lucky to have her. Allie leaned over and kissed her. Tripp went back to Paulina’s room and told her that Chanel was okay. He said that Paulina had a sprain. He said she should stay off her ankle for a while. Paulina asked Lani about calling her “mom.” Lani said she said it during the heat of the moment. She said she would always consider Tamara as her mother. She admitted that she saw her as her mother too. Paulina was happy about it. Later on, Paulina went home and went to Chanel’s room. She was surprised to see Chanel and Allie making out.

EJ talked to Belle about Johnny’s marriage. They also talked about his kidnapping trial. EJ told her that he was representing himself. She called him a fool for representing himself. He asked her to represent him. She thought Chad and Shin would fire her. He said he would take care of them. Belle wondered why she would defend him in court. He said he was framed for Sami’s kidnapping. Belle said that Sami believed he did it. She thought she would be betraying her sister. He continued to convince her to take his case. She didn’t bend so he got angry and told her to leave. Susan accused Johnny of being the devil. She was determined to put an end to his terror. He assured her that she didn’t have to fear him. She pulled out her wooden cross. She felt it in her bones that he was possessed by the devil. He flashed his yellow eyes at her and congratulated her for figuring it out. He wanted to know what she was going to do about it. She let him know that she wasn’t afraid of the devil. He threatened to turn her into a bug so he could squash her. She said he wouldn’t squish her spirit. She said she and John would save Johnny. She tried to leave but Johnny stopped her from leaving. He threatened to rip EJ’s heart out of his chest. She didn’t think that he would do that because everyone would know he’s the devil. She said John and Eric would vanquish him. He realized she had a point. He said keeping his secret was vital to his plans. He had to find another way to get rid of her. Susan continued to rant about Johnny being the devil. He said she was infantile. Susan realized that he was still after Ben and Ciara’s baby. Johnny said she was too smart for her own good. She refused to let him hurt the baby. She said she would tell EJ what he was doing. Johnny opened the door so she could go. She went downstairs to tell EJ that she was leaving town because Roger needed her. Johnny came downstairs while she was talking to EJ. EJ wanted to know about the emergency. Johnny flashed to pressing his finger into her forehead and changing her demeanor. Johnny told EJ that he encouraged her to go home. She said her goodbyes and left.

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Susan told Marlena that she had a premonition and she knew the devil wasn’t gone. Marlena believed the devil was gone. She said he would never get inside of her again. Susan became nauseated again. Chanel was devastated when Johnny said he didn’t want to be married to her anymore. Paulina yelled at him before she comforted Chanel. Johnny said he wanted his freedom. EJ said that Johnny was his own man and made his own decisions. Chanel started crying when Johnny said he wanted a divorce. He thought she was a good person, but he thought they were too young to get married. He wasn’t looking for new women, but he wouldn’t rule it out either. He wanted to be friends. He thought they could be friends with benefits. Chanel demanded to know what he did with the real Johnny. He told her that Allie warned her about him. She said that he showed her more love than anyone else. He said he was trying to convince himself that he was capable of loving someone. He said he wasn’t ready for love right now. Chanel told him to go to Hell. She stormed out of the room. Allie yelled at Johnny for what he did to Chanel. Paulina yelled at Johnny but he brushed her off. He left the room. Paulina told him not to walk away from her. She followed him out of the room.


Marlena got Susan a glass of water and she suddenly gasped. Paulina yelled at Johnny. She grabbed his arm and his eyes turned yellow so he made the ceiling fall down. Lani called her mom and ran to her.  Paulina thanked Lani for saving her. Susan told Marlena that something made her drop the glass. She thought something else was broken. Tripp arrived in Susan’s room and told her that her lab results were clear. Marlena wanted to take her home. Susan had a worried look on her face. Chanel went to Paulina’s apartment. She thought about her relationship with Johnny. She took off her ring as Allie walked in the apartment. Chanel ran into her arms. She was upset that she was always someone’s second choice. Allie told her that she would find someone to love. Chanel and Allie went to her room. She helped Chanel take off her dress. She thanked Allie for being there for her. Allie reminded her that’s what they did for each other. She leaned forward to kiss her. 

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 7, 2022

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Susan went to Marlena’s place and threw holy water at her. She wanted to get the devil out of her. Marlena assured her that the devil was gone. Susan wasn’t convinced she was telling the truth so she kept throwing it on her. Marlena finally convinced her that she was better. Susan offered to give her the holy water. Marlena apologized to her for turning her into Kristen and a cat. Susan was okay with being a cat. She didn’t like being Kristen. Susan talked to her about Johnny and Chanel’s wedding party. Marlena didn’t think she would be welcomed at Paulina’s party since she destroyed her wedding to Abe. Paulina went to see Lani and Eli. She wanted to invite her to Chanel and Johnny’s wedding party. Lani didn’t want to go. Paulina suggested they get together soon. Eli thought it was a good idea. Paulina cried in the hallway. Eli talked Lani into going to Chanel’s party. He told her the night was about Chanel. He was willing to stay with the kids while she went to the party. She changed her mind and decided to go to the party. Anna and Tony saw the decorations at the DiMera mansion and wondered what happened. EJ told them Johnny married a golddigger. Anna and Tony thought he shouldn’t give Chanel a hard time. They thought she was a sweet person. Tony warned him that he could alienate Johnny if continued to be against his marriage. Anna reminded him that her family already had money so she didn’t need his. EJ said it was new money. He didn’t like the decorations. Paulina walked in the mansion and asked EJ if he had a problem with her taste. EJ said he didn’t have a problem with it.

Johnny wore his red suit. He looked at his reflection and he had devil eyes. The devil told Johnny to stop fighting him so they could set the town on fire. Johnny said it couldn’t be happening. The devil told him to give in to him. Johnny jumped and Susan jumped too while she was with Marlena. She ended up vomiting on Marlena’s shoes. Marlena wanted to take Susan to the hospital but she didn’t want to miss the party. Marlena thought it was necessary and wanted to call EJ to tell him what happened. Susan didn’t want EJ to know what happened because he would be worried. Marlena compromised and said she would tell him that she wasn’t feeling well. Johnny and Chanel greeted their guests at the wedding party. He seemed excited about the party. He made speeches about their relationship. He and Chanel kissed each other before he went back to making his speech. Johnny talked about Stefano going after what he wanted. He said it took him a while but he realized that he didn’t want to be married to Chanel anymore. Chanel’s mouth dropped and everyone was speechless.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, January 6, 2022

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Abby and Xander talked about Sarah. She was ready for him to leave when he stopped. He said he wanted to do more to help out. She told him that Gwen felt she was coming between them. Xander assured her that Gwen was mad at him and not her. He said he was looking for Sarah on Maggie’s behalf. She didn’t believe him, but she could use the help. They kept searching and didn’t see any records of Sarah booking a flight out of town. Abby thought she might have chartered a private plane. She said she was going to talk to the DiMera and Kiriakis crews to find out if Sarah booked with them. Xander wanted to talk to the dodgier crew members who would talk for the right price. Jennifer let Gwen know that she was glad she worked things out with Jack. She hoped Gwen would stay on good terms with Abby. Jennifer suggested they get to know each other better. Jennifer mentioned Laura so Gwen put a wall up. She wasn’t trying to be funny with her. She wanted to talk about it. Gwen assured her that Laura’s death was an accident. She wanted Jennifer to believe her. Jennifer said it was hard to think about the end of her mother’s life but she believed her. Gwen thanked her for believing her.

Paulina wanted to throw Chanel a wedding party. Chanel wasn’t sure it was a good idea because of what happened with EJ and Sami. Paulina thought Chanel married into a crazy family. Chanel reminded her about her family drama. Paulina wasn’t happy when Chanel told her that EJ was against the marriage. She was determined to make EJ change his mind. She wanted to take Chanel home so she could talk to EJ. John wanted to make sure Marlena was okay. She assured him that the devil wasn’t inside her anymore. Johnny showed up at their place. They talked about moving on from the devil. Johnny flashed back to being in the red suit. Marlena wanted to know if something was wrong. He said he was feeling off, but he was okay. He told them that he got married. They were happy for them. He was appreciative because his parents weren’t happy. Johnny, Marlena and John talked about EJ kidnapping Sami. Johnny said he didn’t want anything to do with his father after he did that. He said he gave him back the money he gave him for the movie. John wanted to know if he was still filming the movie. He said that he wasn’t doing it anymore. Marlena didn’t want to see him give up on his dream. He said he would find another project to film. Johnny got a message from Chanel. He told them that he had to go. EJ heard Kate and Chad talking. He wanted to know what they were keeping a secret. Kate said it was about Lucas. EJ told them that he knew about Lucas and Sami leaving town. He wanted to know why Chad would want to keep it a secret. Chad said he had Sami kidnapped so he didn’t know what he would do if he found out they left town together. EJ told him that he thought Lucas was the one who kidnapped Sami. He tried to get Kate to side with him, but she stood by Chad’s side. EJ felt letdown by her. EJ and Chad argued just before he left. Kate wasn’t sure if she did the right thing. She did say that Stefano would be proud of him.

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Days Weekly Best Lines December 27, 2021

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(to Lucas about Marlena’s possession)
Sami: As it turns out, my mother is the devil’s favorite place to go for the holidays.

(to Belle)
Brady: All I want for Christmas this year is to get out of jail.

(to the devil)
Sami: You shut up or you will get a whole face of Holy water.
The devil: You ungrateful sow!

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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Gwen was upset when she found out Abby was going to look for Sarah. Gwen wanted to know why Abby was going to find her. Kate told Chad not to be too cocky about EJ’s downfall. Chad said he had a right to be. She asked him if he really thought EJ set up Sami’s kidnapping. Chad said he did. She thought it was too convenient that he happened to find the evidence on the company computer. Nicole was angry at EJ for dumping her for Sami and for getting rid of Duke. Rafe accused Ava of destroying Duke. She said she didn’t have a reason to hurt Duke unless she had a reason to worry. He said she did it because of his friendship with Nicole. Ava said they told her she had nothing to worry about. She asked if that was true. Abby told Gwen that Sarah was her cousin and she wanted to find her. Gwen told her that wasn’t the reason why she was looking for Sarah. She said she was looking for Sarah to hurt her. Rafe told Ava that she had an opportunity to hurt Duke. Ava said she didn’t have a motive. She asked if she had a reason to worry about him and Nicole being together. He said she didn’t have a reason to worry. EJ told Nicole that Sami wouldn’t hurt Duke, but he would ask her. Nicole told him Sami left town with Lucas. Kate asked Chad if he was the one who planted the evidence against EJ. Gwen told Abby that Xander would be hurt if Abby found Sarah. Abby thought she didn’t want Sarah to be found because she would lose Xander. Abby said Gwen always thought she was the source of her problems. Gwen said she was always keeping people who loved from her. She said she started it with their father and was doing it with Xander. Rex told Xander what happened with Sarah. Xander said it was bizarre if you factor in Kristen. Rex wanted to know what he was talking about. Rafe wanted Ava to leave. She said he owed her an apology. He apologized to her. He said Nicole thought it was Sami who destroyed Duke. Ava said she thought she saw a bottled blonde. He asked her what time. She said she didn’t know. He said there were cameras so he could check. EJ couldn’t believe Sami would leave town with Lucas. Nicole said she did. He said she believed him. She said she believed him when he said he was finished with Sami. He said he didn’t kidnap Sami. He said Lucas did it. She asked if he had any proof. He said Chad framed him. Kate told Chad that he had a motive to set EJ up. Chad said he didn’t set him up. She wanted him to swear on his father’s grave that he was telling the truth. He told her Lucas planted the evidence.

Jack told Gwen that Abby was looking for Sarah because they were worried about her. Abby said she wasn’t looking for Sarah to hurt Gwen. Abby told Jack and Jennifer that the paper needed them. She told them to keep their promise that they were coming back home. They said they would. Jack asked Gwen what was going on. He asked why she was afraid she was going to lose Xander. Xander told Rex that Kristen tipped him off about what she did to Sarah. Kate told Chad Lucas wouldn’t frame EJ because he didn’t have a password to the computer. Chad said he had her password. She realized he was telling the truth. Chad said he thought the kidnapper was Lucas. Nicole asked EJ if he thought Chad framed him. EJ asked if she knew him to leave a paper trail. She said she didn’t. She said he thought Chad framed him, but Lucas set up the kidnapping. He said Lucas was the one who set him up. She said she didn’t care what happened to him after the way he hurt her. He apologized for hurting her. Rafe told Ava that he was going to look at the security camera to see what happened. She said he was making a big deal about a stuffed animal. He said the bear was a message. She said Nicole slept with Sami’s husband. She said Nicole was lucky she didn’t do worse. Gwen told Jack that she was awful to Abby. He said she was. She said no one loved her the way Xander has. She said she didn’t want to lose him. He asked why she was afraid to lose him. She said Xander loved Sarah. Jack said Sarah dumped him. Kate asked Chad why Lucas would set up EJ. Chad said to get EJ out of the picture. She said she didn’t believe it. He said it was hard especially knowing about Philip. She wanted to know what he meant. He said he meant Philip being dead. She said it meant she failed two sons. He said he wasn’t going to say anything. She said he should. Nicole thanked EJ for his apology, but she didn’t forgive him. She said he humiliated her by dumping her for Sami. She yelled at him for not telling him that he was going to work things out with his wife. Jack told Gwen Xander loved her. He said Xander risked his life in prison for her. He said Sarah left Xander for Rex so he wouldn’t want to go back to Sarah. EJ apologized to Nicole for ripping up the divorce papers. He said he wanted to be with her. She said he only wanted her because Sami dumped him. She wanted him to leave or she would call security. He asked her not to do it. She said she would leave. Kate told Chad that Lucas was wrong for framing EJ. Chad told her Lucas would never forgive her. She said they shouldn’t let EJ go to prison for something he didn’t do. Chad said Lucas did what he did for love.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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Ava was upset about Rafe and Nicole making a fool of her. Rafe walked in the room and wanted to make plans with her. Nicole called him because she had an emergency. Ava told him to go to her. He decided to go. Ava threw her coffee across the room. Later, Rafe arrived at Basic Black so Nicole showed him the bear. He wanted to know who destroyed the bear. Nicole thought Sami was the one who did it. She thought she was paying her back for breaking up her marriage. She wanted to know who else hated her enough to do it. Rafe called and found out that Sami and Lucas left town. He said that it probably wasn’t Sami. Nicole wanted to get back to work. Abby went to see Maggie at the Kiriakis mansion. She wanted to let Maggie know that the Spectator was going to do a story about what happened to Philip. She wanted to let Maggie and Victor know before they read about it in the paper. Maggie appreciated it and wanted to know if she could help find Sarah. Abby was willing to do everything she could to find her. She told her that she was going to be running the paper now because Jack and Jennifer had other plans.

Steve was about to leave when Jack and Jennifer showed up. They told Steve and Kayla that they were leaving town. They were leaving to take over another paper. They said they would be back as soon as the paper was on its feet. Xander arrived and found out about Jack and Jennifer leaving. Xander made a comment about Jack leaving town without telling Gwen goodbye. Jennifer told him that Gwen didn’t make it easy for Jack to love her. Xander let it go and wished them luck. Jack and Jennifer left Steve and Kayla’s place. Xander asked Steve to help find Sarah. He let him know that he was on another case. He suggested he talk to John. Xander called John, but he wasn’t taking any cases until Marlena was fine. Xander realized he had to find her by himself. Kayla wanted to pack her things and go with Steve. She said John couldn’t be with him so she wanted to go. He was worried about her being around Kristen. She reminded him that she saved him numerous times before. He finally decided to let her go with him. Gwen showed up at Rafe’s place to see Ava. She said Ava was the only one who could help her with Xander. Ava was certain that no one would find Sarah. Gwen said that Xander was going to hire Steve to find Sarah. Ava changed her mind and said that Steve could find her. She said it could work out in her favor. She said if Steve found Sarah without any involvement from Kristen, no one would know that Gwen knew about Sarah. Gwen thought she would lose Xander to Sarah.

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Days Short Recap Monday, January 3, 2022

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Johnny turned out to have the devil in him. He said he wanted to see Marlena’s face when she found out he had the devil in him. Chanel looked for him and found him before she heard him talking with the devil voice. She told him that he missed their kiss. He said nothing stopped them from doing it now. Roman, Kate, Steve and Kayla were drinking together. Steve told them Brady hired him to look for Kristen. He said Brady thought Kristen was framing him. Roman told Kate he was going to hire Steve to look for Philip. She told him he didn’t need to hire Steve to look for Philip. Sami told Lucas that she couldn’t be with someone who kidnapped her. She said she was done with EJ. Lucas thought about kidnapping Sami. She wanted to know what was wrong. Steve said the theory was Kristen was holding Philip captive to frame Brady. Kate asked if he thought Philip was alive. Steve said that was the theory. When Steve and Kayla left, he let Kate know he would find Philip. Roman told Kate Steve would find Philip. Kate said he wasn’t going to find Philip. Lucas told Sami he wanted to be with her. She told him she wanted to leave town.

Kate told Roman that Philip was alive. He wondered if she would have said anything if he didn’t ask her. She said she and Victor were going to get Philip the help he needed. She asked him not to say anything about Philip being alive. Steve and Kayla went to see John and Marlena. Marlena apologized to them for what she did. Kayla said she didn’t have to apologize. Marlena said she did. Lucas asked Sami why they had to move. Sami said it was about them now. She said there shouldn’t be any distractions. He thought she meant EJ. She said he would come after him when he got out of jail. He said he could handle EJ. She said they shouldn’t have to. She said they could go to Phoenix and visit Will. She said they could do anything. He said as long as they weren’t in Salem. She agreed with him. She said they should hurry up and leave town. Roman told Kate that Brady could go to prison. She said he wouldn’t go to prison. She said she and Victor rescinded the missing person report so Brady wouldn’t get in trouble. Roman was glad she trusted him. He said she was a mother who wanted to protect her son. He said he would keep her secret. Marlena apologized to Steve and Kayla for what she did to Tripp. Kayla said what shocked her more when she kissed her. Marlena was shocked. Sami wanted to know what was stopping Lucas from wanting to leave town. He said nothing was stopping him. She wanted to know what was going on. He flashed back to talking to Allie about EJ kidnapping her. Sami told him they couldn’t screw things up again. She said if their relationship was going to work, they had to be honest with each other. She asked what was bothering him. Steve told Marlena that the devil turned into him, but eventually turned back into Marlena. Marlena was still shocked. Lucas told Sami that he wanted to be honest with her. When he was about to tell her something, Kate and Roman showed up. Lucas told them that he and Sami were back together. He also told them they were leaving Salem.

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Lucas talked to Tom and Alice’s plaques. She heard him say he did it for love. Allie wondered what he did for love so she wanted to listen to him. They talked about EJ kidnapping Sami. Allie thought he was cruel and sadistic. She wouldn’t be able to forgive him for what he did. They talked about Johnny and Chanel getting married. She admitted that she cursed their relationship. Lucas thought it was funny, but he warned her to be careful not to lose them over her opinion of their relationship. John and Marlena went to see Ben and Ciara. She wanted their forgiveness for what she did. Ben didn’t think it was necessary. Ciara wanted to know why the devil wanted her baby. She wanted to tell them, but she couldn’t remember what happened. She said she got emotions and images, but she didn’t have any memories. She apologized for what happened and they reminded her about what she did for them. Marlena was proud of them and knew they would make great parents.

John and Marlena were on the couch. She turned on the TV and only heard static. She thought of what the devil did to her. She pleaded with God to help her. John returned to a worried Marlena. He said the TV was acting up so he fixed it. He held her and she assured him that she was okay. She said there was nowhere else she’d rather be than with him than anything. Sami told Gabi she had proof EJ kidnapped her. She admitted the worst part was that EJ was the love of her life. She didn’t know what to do. Gabi wasn’t the best person to ask. She learned not to settle for someone who didn’t respect her. Gabi said EJ didn’t deserve her. Gabi advised her to pick herself up and move on with her life. Lucas saw the same news about Shin firing EJ. He thought that he got good news. He was about to leave when he ran into Sami. She left him know that she was finished with EJ. She said she wasn’t going back to him. She was ready to start over with Lucas.

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Ava met with Rafe at the station. She was guarded as they talked about New Year’s plans. She narrowed her eyes as she suggested inviting Nicole to hang out with them. Rafe balked but Ava insisted she be there before she left. Brady shocked Chloe by being at work. She was emotional over Philip. She assured him that she didn’t think he did anything to Philip. Brady apologized for Philip being missing because of Kristen. She hoped Kristen had Philip kidnapped somewhere he could escape. Brady promised to do what she could to help him. Chloe wanted him to be careful. He knew Kristen wouldn’t hurt him. Brady blamed himself for not taking Philip’s feelings into consideration. She blamed herself too because she knew her relationship with him drove Philip crazy. Chloe talked to Brady about Kate thinking they were the ones who had sex on the conference table. Ava showed up as Chloe told Brady how she was forced to tell Kate that Nicole was the one having sex on the conference table with Rafe. Ava was upset when she heard what Chloe said. Chloe and Brady started talking about New Year’s. They decided to leave early. Ava snuck back in the office and found Duke. She said their shared custody arrangement was over. She was reeling over their betrayal. She cut off Duke’s head. She was certain they weren’t going to get away with it.

EJ told Sami and Nicole why he was convinced Lucas was the one who kidnapped Sami. Sami didn’t buy it. She let it slip that she and EJ were back together. She was happy that Nicole didn’t know. Nicole couldn’t believe it. Nicole and Sami went back and forth. Nicole asked EJ if it was true. He confirmed he was back together with Sami. Nicole told her that she could have him because she never really wanted him anyway. Nicole walked out of the house. Chad wanted to know why Lucas was using his computer. Lucas showed him the money trail that proved EJ was Sami’s kidnapper. Chad didn’t recognize the fund transfers being sent to Jason Smith. Chad thought it was unbelievable. He said it was a little too unbelievable. Chad accused him of trying to plant evidence against EJ. He told Lucas that he was the one who had Sami kidnapped. Lucas tried but failed to deny it. He thought setting EJ up would him out too. Lucas told him that he could run DiMera by himself. Chad wanted to think about it. EJ and Sami went back and forth about her kidnapping. Chad walked in while they were talking. He showed Sami the paper trail linking EJ to Jason. Sami’s eyes got wide. EJ denied kidnapping her. Sami cried while she talked about how it felt being kidnapped. She knew Lucas would never do that to her. She thought EJ would do that to her. She stormed out of the mansion.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

EJ accused Chad of setting him up to get arrested. Chad asked why he would set him up. EJ said he did it so he could run DiMera. Chad said he already ran DiMera. EJ said he wanted to do it by himself. Chad said he didn’t have to set him up to run it. He said he could show that he was a better worker. EJ wondered who could have set him up if it wasn’t Chad. He said it could be Rafe or Lucas. Lucas asked Sami if Jason stuck to the same story that EJ was the one who set up the kidnapping. She said he did. He asked if it changed her opinion about her husband. Maggie talked to Jack and Jennifer about Gwen. Maggie said she knew Gwen did bad things to Abby, but she cared about Xander. Jennifer wondered if it was about Sarah. Lucas and Sami argued over EJ being the one who kidnapped her. She asked why he would do it. She said he could have done it while she was there. EJ, Chad and Abby continued to talk about who could have set him up for the kidnapping. Eric and Nicole talked about him being a priest.

Maggie continued to defend Xander. Jack said their friendship was over. He said Xander lied to him. Maggie said she did her part for Xander. She said whatever he did was up to him. Nicole and Eric talked about EJ. She told him she believed EJ didn’t kidnap Sami. Eric couldn’t believe she believed him. She wanted to know why Eric was there. He said he wanted to see her before he left. She asked if it was going back to Africa. He said he was. Chad and Abby told EJ that he should stay away from DiMera because the shareholders wouldn’t like it. EJ didn’t think that was a good idea. Sami asked Lucas why EJ wouldn’t kidnap her sooner. She didn’t believe he would wait to do it. Lucas asked who else would have done it. Gwen was upset that Xander wanted to find Sarah. He said he didn’t want to find her to be back with her. She thought he wanted to be with her. He said he wanted to make sure Sarah was okay. He said she lied about where she has been. EJ called Sami. Lucas told her not to answer the phone. She answered it. EJ wanted her to meet him at the mansion. She said she would meet him there.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Johnny accused Allie of being in love with Chanel. Allie said his accusation was ridiculous. She didn’t want to see her best friend get hurt. Chanel thought she would be happy for her. Allie wished she could be happy for her, but reminded her of the mistake she made with Xander. She assured her that she and Johnny were in love. Allie believed that he would break her heart. They kept arguing about it before they decided to leave. Tripp asked Allie if Johnny was right. He wanted to know if she was in love with Chanel. Allie denied being in love with her. He said she seemed emphatic about it. She thought he should know how she felt about him. John was happy to see Eric. He took off his coat and John saw that he was a priest again. Eric. He said Nicole’s words about him never changing after taking off the collar made him look into it again. John said his timing was perfect. Mardevil taunted Lucas about telling Sami the secret he was keeping from her. Sami wanted to know what she meant. Lucas said he loved her and would do anything to get her back. Eric walked in and interrupted them. Mardevil wasn’t happy to see Eric. Eric and Mardevil argued back and forth. Eric wanted to be alone with her. Sami, Lucas and John left the room. Mardevil said if Eric went up against her alone, he would die. She taunted him about Kristen and morphed into her.

Brady and Belle arrived at the townhouse. Brady told Lucas that he didn’t hurt Philip. Lucas said he believed him. John told them that Father Eric was helping her. Belle and Brady were shocked that Eric was a priest again. Brady didn’t think Eric should fight her alone. Eric was shocked to see the footage of Kristen drugging him and raping him. Brady walked in to help Eric. Belle told how she found Shawn in bed with Jan. She argued with Sami because she brought Jan to town. John wanted them to stop arguing. Eric and Brady came back out in the room. Eric told them they had to fight the devil as a family. He thought it was the only way to save their mothers soul. Marlena’s family gathered around her bed. Eric blessed them and told them to say a group prayer. Mardevil said it wouldn’t work and that Marlena was her for life. Eric wanted them to talk to Marlena and pray God heard it. John held his cross while Eric continued with the exorcism. John asked God to remind Marlena that they all loved her. Mardevil yelled out before going limp. She closed her eyes. John whispered Marlena’s name. She opened her eyes and smiled at John. She assured him that she was really her. She said they all saved her. John and Eric untied her from the bed.

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Days Short Recap Monday, December 27, 2021

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Paulina told Abe that Johnny and Chanel were married. Eli and Lani saw them so Paulina wished them a Merry Christmas. Lani kept walking so Paulina screamed out that Chanel was married. Lani was shocked and stopped walking. She thanked her for telling her. Paulina offered her a gift for the twins. It was a kaleidoscope of family pictures. Lani said her mother gave her something like that. She didn’t want the gift. Eli told her to take the gift. Lani took the gift and thanked her. Chanel let Johnny know that she was afraid his parents weren’t going to like that they were married. He said his parents had bigger problems than that. He was talking about his father being arrested for kidnapping his mother. He thought she might have had second thoughts about marrying him. She assured him that she was all in. He wanted to tell Allie the news. She was uncomfortable with the idea. Later, Johnny and Chanel arrived at Nicole’s place to see Allie. She thought they were there to talk about EJ being arrested for kidnapping their mother. They went back and forth about it. Johnny told her the real reason why they were there. Johnny and Chanel showed off their rings. Allie was upset and told them they made a mistake. They thought she would be happy for them. Allie reminded Chanel that Johnny was a player. Allie and Chanel started arguing until Johnny defended their love. He thought Allie was jealous. Johnny told Tripp that Allie wanted Chanel for herself.

Nicole went to see EJ at the station. She asked him if he kidnapped Sami. He denied doing it. He said a few people would frame him for the kidnapping. He listed the people who would have framed him. He considered Rafe his number one suspect. Nicole thought Lucas might have done it before Rafe. EJ wasn’t sure if Lucas had the nerve to do it. He realized it could have been Lucas. Nicole changed her mind about Lucas, but he thought it was possible. Nicole wanted to kidnap her too. He said he didn’t do it. They realized they had to find out who did it or he would spend New Year’s in prison. John got ready for Marlena’s exorcism. He wanted to get her back, but Mardevil refused to let it happen. Sami was at the townhouse when Lucas arrived. She told him about John and Marlena. Sami told him what happened at the Horton house. She was afraid that her mother would have turned John into a goat. He wanted to distract her so he talked to her about EJ kidnapping her. They were taking about it when they heard a noise. John grabbed rosary and the Bible. He threw holy water on her. The water burned her skin. Sami and Lucas arrived and saw what happened. Sami wanted John to stop what he was doing. John took Sami out of the room. He called Lucas to come with them. Mardevil slammed the door so he couldn’t leave. She told him that she knew he kidnapped Sami. She didn’t make him do it but she planted the seed in his head. She threatened to tell Sami what he did if he didn’t help her. John comforted Sami when they noticed Lucas wasn’t with them. Mardevil demanded that Lucas untie her. He was about to when Sami saw him. She wanted to know what he was doing. He lied and said he was retying her ropes. Mardevil said he was lying about everything. John asked God for a sign when there was a knock on the door. Eric was at the door.

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Days Short Recap Friday, December 24, 2021

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John wanted a miracle so Gabriel appeared to him. He knew he couldn’t help, but he wanted to know how to find Marlena. Gabriel revealed that Marlena was at the Horton house. He gave John a St. Benedict medal which invoked God’s blessing. Gabriel said it would help him get the strength he needed to get the devil away from his friends. Gabriel go with him, but assured John he could do it if he didn’t lose faith. Mardevil set the Christmas tree on fire. She told them that she was there for her present. She looked at Ben and Ciara. Julie used the extinguisher to put out the fire. She said the house was no place for Satan. She said their goodness would prevail over Mardevil. She laughed at her. She told Julie that she always got what she wanted and she wanted Ciara’s baby. Ben stood in front of Ciara to protect her. He ordered her to stay away from Ciara. He said she would have to kill him before he let her get to Ciara or their baby. Mardevil was willing to kill him. Julie helped Ben protect Ciara with their love.

Mardevil continued to argue with Julie, Ben and Ciara. Mardevil raised lit torches and mocked Julie for thinking their love could stop her. The torches blew out suddenly. John walked in the house and realized he got there just in time. She reignited the torches, but John put them out by using Gabriel’s medal against them. John thrust his hand at Mardevil and she flew against the wall. Ben helped John put Mardevil in the car. He went back to the house by himself. He assured Ciara that she was safe now. Julie knew John would be able to help Marlena. She thought he and his love would be enough. Doug thought they showed the devil that their love would be enough to stop her. Shawn sat up in the bed when the real Belle walked in the room. They were confused and looked at the other blonde. They watched her turn into Jan. He swore she was Belle as he got dressed. Belle couldn’t believe that he didn’t make sure before he jumped in bed with her. He said he checked with Rafe first. Jan smiled while he tried to explain himself. She said she had a partner. She said Kayla and Steve saw someone else in her hospital bed. Jan teased Belle about having sex with Shawn before he arrested her. Later, Shawn took Jan to the police station. Belle demanded to know where Mardevil was. Jan didn’t know and wouldn’t tell her anyway. She didn’t want to say because the devil gave her a glorious day. Shawn had to stop Belle from attacking Jan. Jan continued to tease Belle about having sex with Shawn. She said they were bonded for life now. Shawn apologized to Belle for getting fooled by Jan. She didn’t blame him, but she couldn’t get the image out of her head. He hated that Jan took their anniversary from them. Belle told him that Jan tried her worst, but they were still together.

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