Days Short Recap Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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Chanel went to Johnny to give him divorce papers. He told her she wasn’t going to get a lot of money out of him. She said it was called spousal support. He said they were together for two days. She said he was so hot for her that he didn’t make her sign anything so she could get a lot of money. He said his father was right about her. She said she married him for love, but he dumped her. Jake wanted to see Gabi’s phone. He saw how Johnny texted her. She wanted to go sign the deal with Johnny. Jake said he was going to get his way and get her in bed. He said he would take over DiMera and he would have nothing. She said Johnny wasn’t going to get his way. Paulina told Lani that they were going south for the winter. Lani wanted to know what she was talking about. Paulina told her they could go to her place in Miami instead of staying in Salem. Lani told her if they were going to have a relationship, she had to be more present. Paulina said she wanted to do whatever it took to be a good mother to her. Lani told her they weren’t going to Florida with her. Paulina said she was. T.R. ran into Allie and asked about Chanel. Chanel showed up and saw T.R. She wanted to know how she could help her. He said he talk about her role in Possessed. He said he was making the movie with Johnny. Gabi went to see Johnny. She talked to him about Stefano. Johnny wanted to know if she was there to talk about his shares. She said Maggie was going to work with Victor so she could get the shares. T.R. threatened to sue Allie and Chanel if they didn’t do the movie. Chanel told him to sue them because they weren’t doing the movie.

Chanel slipped and told T.R. that Lani wasn’t her cousin. She said Lani was her sister. Lani asked if Paulina was telling her what to do. Paulina told her she would bring her there to see her grandmother. Lani said she couldn’t leave town. She said she promised Chanel that she wouldn’t leave town. She said she needed someone to talk to. Jake went to see Ben. Jake talked to Ben about Johnny and the plan he and Gabi had to put Victor on board of DiMera Enterprises. Ben thought that plan was risky. Jake said he would run DiMera while Gabi would run Titan. Ben asked if they needed Johnny’s shares. Jake said they did. He said Gabi was going to do whatever she could to get the shares. Johnny told Gabi that she didn’t need Jake. Jake told Ben that Gabi was over Johnny’s house making a deal. He said he didn’t trust Johnny. Ben told him it only mattered that he trusted her. Gabi told Johnny that Jake wasn’t a loser. Johnny thought the plan was Jake’s idea. He said he didn’t care about Titan or her. He said Jake had a goal to get DiMera back. He said he wasn’t going to need her. Johnny said he wasn’t the only one who wanted to screw her. He told her to watch her back. T.R. was shocked that Lani was Chanel’s sister. He asked if they had the same father. Chanel said they had the same mother. He said he had no idea. She said she just found out herself. Lani told Paulina that she promised to be there for Chanel. Paulina said she was all better. Lani said she couldn’t leave Chanel. Paulina said she would talk Chanel into going with them. Lani agreed to go with Paulina if she could get the time off. Allie told T.R. there was no way she and Chanel were doing his movie. When T.R. left, Chanel thanked Allie for backing her up. Jake told Ben that he trusted Gabi. He said he had an issue with Johnny. Ben said Johnny was a player. Jake said he was able to read people when he worked with the mob. He told Ben about his time with the mob. He said Johnny was similar to the guys in the mafia that scared him. Gabi told Johnny that she trusted Jake. Johnny said Jake would show that she couldn’t trust him. He said they would make a great pair. He said he would give his shares and his father shares to her. She wanted to call Jake and tell him. Johnny wanted to know why she was going to call Jake. He took the phone from her. When he gave it back, the phone was dead. She said she was going to tell Jake the good news after she told Maggie. She left to tell Maggie the news.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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Johnny went to Ben and Ciara’s new place. He gave them the cross that Julie had for them. Ciara wanted to know why she would give them a gift like that. Johnny thought it was because the devil wanted their baby. He talked to them about his movie, but Ben didn’t want any parts of it. Ben thought it was weird that he wanted to make a movie about what happened to his grandmother. Johnny said that Marlena was fine with him making the movie. Ben put the cross up on the wall. Johnny put his hand on Ciara’s stomach. He said that her child would have a protective father. Nancy demanded that Craig and Chloe tell her what they were keeping from her. Craig wanted to tell her in private.  He took her to the Salem Inn. Chloe advised her to listen to him. Brady held Chloe as Nancy followed Craig to the Inn. Chloe wasn’t sure if Nancy could handle what she’s about to hear. She was upset that she was losing the family she knew when she was a teenager.

Craig told Nancy that he never meant to hurt her. She was upset, but she thought they could work things out. She wanted him to promise her that he wouldn’t do it again. He said he couldn’t do that. He admitted to her that he loved a man. She couldn’t believe she was a cover story the entire time. Craig told her that he was attracted to men when he was younger. He admitted that he slept with men when he was younger. He didn’t want that anymore so he put his feelings aside and married her. He said he loved her and wanted a life with her. Nancy asked Craig if he’s bisexual. He told her that he was gay. He said it didn’t take away from their marriage. She said their marriage was based lies. She wanted to know why he wanted to confess now. He admitted that he was in love and there was no going back. He told her that he knew the man for a few months, but he helped him see things a different way. Craig said he knew who he was now. Nancy told him their marriage was dead. She said that he was dead to her too. She ordered him to leave. Abby demanded to know where Steve and Kayla were. Kristen told her that she didn’t kill them. Abby didn’t believe her so Kristen opened the door so she could look for herself. Kristen warned her that the jungle was a vicious place.

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Abby wanted Kristen to tell her where Sarah was. Kristen wanted her to mind her business. Kristen’s phone started ringing and Abby wanted to know if she was going to answer it. Chloe told Craig that he could tell Nancy that he’s gay. She said it couldn’t come from her. Craig said that wasn’t accurate. She said he told her that he was in love with another man. It didn’t matter what the terminology was. She said it had to come from her. Nancy arrived when Chloe said she had to leave. Nancy stopped her to tell her that a higher power wanted her there. She said that she knew Chloe was in crisis. She said they were there to help her get back together with Brady. Nancy wanted to tell Brady to meet them at the pub. Chloe wanted her to stop. She said she would call Brady and wanted them to meet her for dinner. Chloe told her that Craig had something to tell her. Nancy thought she knew what he wanted to say. They left the table. Xander proposed to Gwen, but she turned him down. He was upset and Gwen wanted to know why he was mad. He said that she turned him down when he asked her to marry him. Abby wondered why Kristen wouldn’t answer her phone. She asked her who was on the phone. Kristen reminded her that she had a gun so she needed to stop asking so many questions. Kate told Chad that EJ was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Chad didn’t care. He told her Abby was missing. Abby told Kristen that she wanted to know what happened to Sarah. Kristen threatened to shoot her. Abby reminded her that she was a DiMera. Kristen said it was by marriage only. Abby said Chad would hunt her down and kill her. She said Brady wouldn’t like it either. Chloe ran into Brady. She told him her father was having an affair.

Chad told Kate about Abby’s theory. Kate thought the theory was good. He was upset for not believing the theory. Kate told him not to beat himself up. He said he should have known she went to the airport. He said he should have believed her. Gwen told Xander it was about Sarah for why she turned down the proposal. She said he spent the last month looking for her. He said he needed to know that Sarah was okay. Gwen said it was because she dumped him. He said he loved her. She wanted to know how she was supposed to believe him. He said it was the truth. Kristen told Abby that he wanted her to realize she was in control. Chloe told Brady that she overheard Craig talking on the phone with his lover. She told him that her father was cheating on her mother with a man. Brady asked if her father was gay. Craig told Nancy that he was seeing someone else. She was upset when he told her he was having an affair. He wanted to go and talk, but she didn’t want to go. Kristen went to see Sarah. Sarah told her she wanted to go home to Xander. Kristen told her they needed to protect her. Sarah said she was a grown woman. She said she needed to get back to the man she loved. Brady asked Chloe if she suspected that Craig was gay. She said she might have. She told him about the way Craig was with her. Chad told Kate that Kristen was a DiMera. He said they could lie, cheat and steal from each other, but they wouldn’t hurt each other. He said she wouldn’t hurt Abby. He said he had to find her.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 28, 2022

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Johnny called the judge to thank him for finding his father guilty. Belle apologized to EJ for letting him down. He said he knew he was too arrogant to listen to her. He regretted taking the stand. He thanked her for believing in him when his family didn’t. Later, they returned and EJ screamed. He couldn’t believe he would be wasting his life at Statesville for 10 years. She wanted to help him avoid the press. He wanted her to go be with Shawn. He said he needed time to himself before he went to prison. She wanted to wait for him in the hallway. He insisted that she leave. Belle figured out that he planned on escaping. He realized it was better for her not to know anything. She told him that he would never see his kids again if he ran. EJ finally agreed not to escape. He decided to trust her. Belle vowed to clear his name. Chad texted Abby because he thought she was in Boston with her parents. Gwen texted Chad back with Abby’s phone. Kristen dragged a heavy black bag into a room. She said that Ava and Gwen owed her big time. Johnny found Chad alone and told him about Abby leaving without saying goodbye to him or the kids. Johnny hoped she made it back home in time to film the movie. Chad was shocked he was still filming it. He told him about TR and he threatened him. He also told him how much he wanted to film the movie. Chad didn’t think it was a good idea to film the movie. Chad offered to take over his shares of DiMera while he was shooting the movie. Johnny was sure he could handle running DiMera and filming his movie. He tried to turn Chad against EJ, but he had sympathy for his brother. Chad found out that EJ was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Chad couldn’t believe it, but Johnny thought he got what he deserved.

Chad walked out of the living room after the things Johnny said about EJ. He called Jennifer to ask about Abby. Jennifer told Chad that Abby wasn’t there. Kristen dragged Abby into a room on an island. Abby grabbed her head when she woke up. Kristen told her that she wasn’t at the DiMera mansion. She said she was on a deserted island. Abby tried to get up and leave but she woozy. Kristen grabbed her gun to stop Abby from leaving. Abby recapped what happened to her. She knew Kristen did something to Sarah. She wanted to know where she was. Xander heard Gwen on the phone with Ava. He heard her mention Kristen. He wanted to know why she was talking about her. She was able to cover her tracks and he believed her. He apologized for canceling their trip to look for Sarah. Gwen apologized for overreacting to him looking for Sarah. They had sex with each other and proposed to her. Sarah appeared in the same type of house as Abby.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Nicole went to Rafe’s house to talk about his arrest. Ava wanted to believe he was set up but she remembered that he didn’t believe her when she was accused of a crime. She wondered why she should believe him. Nicole didn’t know what she was talking about. Ava told her that Rafe accused her of attacking her bear. Ava talked about how she would have handled things back in the day. She assured Nicole that she’s a good person now. She said she’d never believe that her best friend would go after her man. She added that she was staying away from Rafe for now so that her past connections don’t mess up his case. Shawn wanted to make things right with Rafe after arresting him. Rafe knew he was doing his job. Shawn believed he was being framed. He just couldn’t get the connection between the accusers. Shawn wanted to know if Rafe still thought Ava was the one who set him up. Rafe has seen her be sweet on the surface but plot behind his back. Shawn was willing to check out Ava’s connection to the men who accused him. Rafe warned him to be careful doing it. Nicole arrived just as Shawn was leaving. She told Rafe that she saw Ava and thought she was guilty.

Paulina yelled at TR and told him to stay away from her. He promised not to hurt her. She said it was too late for that. She wanted to know why he was there. He told her that he changed his name and that he was a film producer now. He said that she might know one of his filmmakers. He told her about Johnny. She was upset at the idea of his name being said. She said he was the one who broke her daughter’s heart.  TR was surprised she had a daughter. She said her daughter had nothing to do with him. She told him that she had Chanel years after they broke up. Paulina lied and said she was her only child. He knew what he did to her was unforgivable, but he said he wasn’t that man anymore. She said he would never change. He wanted to take her out to dinner, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him. Lani arrived and wanted to make sure everything was okay. Chloe overheard Craig call someone sweetheart on the phone. She waited for him to get off the phone so she could confront him. She accused him of cheating on Nancy. Craig admitted that he did cheat on her. He told her that he was cheating on her with a man. Chloe was confused and asked him if he was gay. He said he loved Nancy, but he was attracted to men. He said if that made him gay, then he was gay. He talked to her about the man he met and how they had great chemistry together. He never meant to hurt Nancy. Chloe told him that he had to end the relationship. He said he couldn’t because he’s in love.

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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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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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Days Short Recap Friday, December 31, 2021

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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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