Days Short Recap Monday, February 13, 2023

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Jennifer refused to give up the paper to Xander and Gwen. Gwen reminded her that she was high when she hit her and drove off. Jennifer wanted her to call the police on her because she deserved it. Jack tried to talk Jennifer out of turning herself in to the police. He reminded her of the things Gwen did especially Sarah. Jennifer told Xander that he downgraded by being with Gwen. Gwen tried to attack Jennifer. Xander pulled Gwen away from Jennifer. Gwen called Rafe. Jack snatched the phone from Gwen and told her that she could have the paper. Jennifer didn’t want Jack to do that. Jack won’t risk Jennifer’s freedom. Jennifer thanked him and asked Gwen if she was happy. She told her that she made her father suffer. Jack went after her too until Xander stopped them. Xander said the sniping wasn’t going to get them anywhere. Gwen called Jack “dad” and he told her not to call him that ever again. After Xander and Gwen left, Jennifer apologized to Jack for what happened. He told her that Xander and Gwen were to blame. He knew giving Gwen the paper was selfish, but he didn’t want to lose her. Leo was recording a story for the paper about the Kiriakis brothers when Sonny arrived. Leo let him know that he was going to be the gossip columnist for the paper. Sonny didn’t believe that Jack would hire him. He told Sonny that Gwen was going to take the paper from Jack. Sonny demanded to know what Gwen did. Xander showed up and snatched Sonny off of Leo. They exchanged words before Sonny left.

Alex hid under Allie’s table when Chanel walked in the apartment. Chanel apologized to Allie for overreacting. She realized nothing happened with Allie and Alex. She wanted to put everything behind them and work things out. They kissed each other when Alex’s phone rang. Chanel thought it was Allie’s phone as Alex silenced it. She noticed a different ringtone and decided to make a call. Alex’s phone rang again and Chanel told him to come out of hiding. Alex came out from under the table and told her that he slept in the office again. Chanel asked Allie if he was telling the truth. Allie confessed that it wasn’t true. She said that she slept with Alex. Alex tried to take responsibility for what happened, but she wanted him to go away. Alex left the apartment. Allie told her that she was drunk when it happened. She thought Chanel was with Johnny. Chanel let her know that she wouldn’t betray her in that way. She realized that Allie didn’t have any problem betraying her. Allie told her that she loved her and wanted to be with her. She asked her if they could forget it happened. Chanel started crying and told her that she couldn’t do that. Allie started crying too and begged for her forgiveness. Chanel told her their relationship was over. She said they shared everything, but now they are hurting each other. She wanted to end things before they hurt each other even more. Chanel walked out of the apartment and Allie started crying again.

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Days Short Recap, Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Johnny wanted to invite Wendy out to see a movie. She wasn’t sure if the timing was right for that. He wanted to know if she was having an issue because of Chanel. He called out to Chanel so they could clear things up, but Wendy told him that she moved out. He assured her that he wasn’t pressuring her. She agreed to go out with him. Her phone rang so she answered it. Joey let her know that Tripp was having a hard time over Ava. He asked her if she could keep him company while he helped his father with the funeral arrangements for his mother. She agreed to help him. She let Johnny know that Tripp was having a tough time. Johnny wasn’t happy about it, but he thought they could go another day. Tripp let Joey know that he talked to Steve and he sounded bad. He felt they should be with him. Joey stalled until Wendy arrived. Joey hugged her and asked her not to tell Tripp that he wanted her to stop by. They started talking about Ava. She assured Tripp that she would be there for him. He glared at Joey. Joey told her about Tripp being a doctor. Joey said he was going to help his father. Tripp followed him to the door and asked if he asked her to come over. He admitted it and left. Abe and Paulina were ready for a romantic evening when Chanel walked out of her room. She let them know what happened when she went to talk to Allie. They tried to justify what she saw, but she didn’t buy the explanation. She left so they could be alone.

Johnny ran into Chanel in the town square. She told him that she and Allie decided to take a break. She told him about finding Alex’s underwear in Allie’s apartment. He talked her into going to the movies with him. He told her about the movies, and she changed her mind. She offered to buy him a drink. Allie gave Alex his underwear. She told him that Chanel found his underwear at the apartment. They talked about how they didn’t sleep together, but still ended up making someone angry. He talked to her about how bad things were with Stephanie. He invited Allie to drink with him. They start drinking while Alex talked about what happened with Stephanie. He held a lemon wedge in his mouth. She drank a shot and sucked on the lemon wedge. Chanel and Johnny walked in a saw them together. Chanel was upset seeing them together. Stephanie showed up at the Horton house because Chad texted her. He let her know that Alex knew they slept together. She let him know that she knew that Alex found out. She said that she got closure and was ready to be with him. He was happy about that and kissed her. The kids came in the room and wanted to spend time with Chad. They saw Chad and Stephanie together and wondered if they were dating. Chad wanted to make sure that they weren’t upset about them dating. Thomas wondered if they were getting married. Chad thought it was too early for that. He wanted to know if they wanted to spend time with Stephanie. They hugged her and agreed to hang out with her. Stephanie left the house so Chad talked with the kids about his relationship with her. He was so happy they were sweet to Stephanie. He told them that he loved them more than anything in the world. He said he loved her, but she would never replace Abby in his heart.

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Days Short Recap Monday, February 6, 2023

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Stephanie went to see Sonny, but she ran into Alex. She thanked him for the card and the flowers. She also thanked him for apologizing to her. She told him that they couldn’t go back to what they had before. He wondered if it was because he turned off her phone or if it was because she slept with Chad. She said being with Chad wasn’t planned. She knew that he didn’t mean to turn off her phone, but she wanted to see where things went with Chad. He didn’t plan on begging her to take him back. She said when things settle down they might be able to be friends. Alex wasn’t happy about that. She didn’t want him to think she hated him. He apologized to her again. She thanked him and walked away. Chad found Julie looking through the photo album and thinking about the people she’s lost. She also thought about the people who struggled. She thought about Nick. Julie wished she had did more to help Nick. She hoped he suffered in the after life. Chad wanted Kayla, Kate and Marlena’s killer to suffer too. Julie talked about Abby with Chad. He told her about his relationship with Stephanie. Julie approved of his relationship with Stephanie. He said that he was looking forward to his future. Steve, John and Roman talk about how they’re going to take down Orpheus. Steve was going to get arrested so he could go to Statesville. John thought they should visit Orpheus and get him alone. Roman wanted to get Lucas involved in their plan. Roman planned to see Lucas.

Orpheus offered Lucas a bottle of alcohol. Lucas didn’t want it so Orpheus started taunting him with it. Lucas went off because he killed his mother. Orpheus said the person who stole the orchid was the person responsible for killing his mother. Orpheus left the alcohol there and walked out. Roman went to see Lucas. Lucas was surprised to see him considering what he did to Sami. He reminded Lucas that he was Kate’s son so he didn’t want him to be alone. Lucas told him that he was falling apart in there. He let Roman know that he had a run in with Orpheus. He gave Roman the bottle Orpheus gave him. He didn’t want to fall off the wagon. Roman thought it might not be a bad idea for him to drink. Kate, Kayla and Marlena were surprised to see Susan turn into Nick. They were shocked to find out that he was Jordan, Susan and Adrienne to get them to sell their souls. Kate wanted to know if he was the devil. He said the devil was a different person. He said he works for the devil. He said he had their signatures and just needed to collect. Kate tried to find a loophole, but she couldn’t find it. Kayla didn’t think the contract was legit since they didn’t know what they were signing. Nick reminded her that they weren’t in a courtroom. He said he had the final word. They refused to go with him until they spoke to his boss. Nick left it alone and told them that things were about to get worse for them.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Gwen showed up to see Xander. He pulled her into a kiss. He wanted her to take off her shirt. He wanted to make sure she wasn’t wearing a wire. He let her know that Leo told him everything. He knew that her showing up wasn’t just a coincidence. He thought she was helping her best friend. She slapped him. She let him know that she wasn’t turning him in to the police. She let him know that she chose him over her father. He was surprised that she chose him over her father. He thought she was crazy for turning on him. She was called worse than that. She knew she was crazy because he will be with Sarah. She was okay with it. Xander let Gwen know that Sarah dropped off divorce papers for him. He said he did everything he could, but she still wanted to leave. He said they were done for good. Gwen apologized to him, but he wasn’t sorry. She didn’t think they were over yet. She knew they were going to get back together. She didn’t want to risk getting hurt by getting together with him. He assured her that he couldn’t keep being with someone who insists on moving the goal post. He knew that Gwen had faith in him. She didn’t judge him. They kissed each other again. Sarah told Bonnie that she was finished with Xander. Bonnie didn’t believe her. She let Bonnie know that she walked in on him with Gwen. She said they were too different. Bonnie took the papers before Sarah could sign them. Sarah chased after her to get the papers back. Bonnie wanted her to think about her decision before she sign them. Allie and Alex ran into each other at the town square. She noticed the flowers and advised him not to bombard Stephanie. He told her about his talk with Paulina. He thought Stephanie would forgive him. They talked about what was going on with Stephanie and Chanel.

Chad arrived at Stephanie’s place to let her know how he felt about her. He got nervous, but he told her that it was time to move on from Abby. He said he was ready to move on with her. She was shocked that he felt that way. He told her about his conversation with Jack. He said he wouldn’t forget about her, but he couldn’t let that keep him from moving on with someone else. He didn’t want to miss out on a chance of being with someone great. She was upset at first because she wouldn’t have been with Alex. She got over it and kissed him. Alex walked up and saw them kissing. He left the flowers and walked away. Chad and Stephanie ended up making love. Stefan came too after being shocked. He wasn’t sure where he was and why he was tied up. Gabi yelled at Rolf for wiping out Stefan’s memories. Rolf said it wasn’t his fault because he didn’t have better equipment to use. Gabi pleaded with Stefan to remember what she meant to him. He wondered why Rolf was working on him. He realized that he loved Gabi. Rolf warned her that Stefan could be faking how he felt. Stefan assured her that he still loved her. They kissed each other. Anna and Chloe burst in the room and Stefan realized he loved both of them. Allie ran into Alex again. She wanted to know what happened with Stephanie. He was upset with himself for turning off her phone. He was going to regret it for life. He wanted to talk about Chanel. She said she didn’t bother going to talk to Chanel. She thought she would have been in the same boat. Rolf told Gabi that there was nothing he could do about Stefan loving her and Chloe. Gabi refused to accept it. He said he couldn’t fix anything without the right equipment. Stefan felt lucky to be in love with the most beautiful people in the world.

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Days Short Recap Monday, January 30, 2023

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Jack was hoping to talk some sense into Gwen about turning on Xander. She defends Xander to him and she knew she disappointed him. He told her that he was disgusted now, but she could change that by doing the right thing. She couldn’t do that to Xander. She was afraid she would lose him. Jack wondered if she would rather lose him than Xander. He said that Abby’s death changed everything for him. He couldn’t deal with the drama her actions brings. He told her that she would lose him, her job and her living arrangements if she didn’t tell Rafe what he wanted to know about Xander. Leo went to see Xander. He let him know that he was going to testify against him. Leo told him that he nothing else to lose by testifying against him. Xander was willing to do whatever it took so he would keep his mouth shut. Xander started to seduce him and Leo wanted him to take him. He walked Leo to the bed and he fell on it. Xander grabbed his throat. He choked him for a while until he let him go. Xander warned him that he would die if he testified against him. Leo understood his threat and got out of Xander’s room. Stefan was tied to a chair in the wine cellar. He tried to get out of the restraints. He tried to reach for his phone, but it fell to the floor. He took his foot out of his shoe and used it to answer a call from Statesville. The call was from Vivian. He begged his mother to send him help. She called him out for not visiting her since he was reincarnated. He groveled and she agreed to consider helping him. Li came out of the shower and noticed that Gabi was trying to leave his room. She told him that she changed her mind about sleeping with him. He realized she never had any intention of getting back together with him. He wanted to know why she was really there. He grabbed her arm and threw her on the bed. He showed her the burner phone and wanted to know if that’s why she was there. She lied and said she never saw it before. He saw a call that was made while he was in the shower.

Gabi admitted that she called Rolf. She told him that he was going to deprogram Stefan. Li reminded her that Stefan didn’t want to go through that. She said she wasn’t giving Stefan a choice. She refused to give up on Stefan. She walked out of the room. Li called someone and told the person to make sure Rolf stayed away from Salem permanently. Sarah told Justin and Maggie that she wasn’t giving Xander another chance because she found him with Gwen. Maggie tried to defend Xander, but it didn’t work. Sarah said she wouldn’t be able to trust him again. Justin said she made Xander a better man the same way Maggie makes Victor a better man. She felt like Victor wouldn’t do the types of things that Xander does. Justin said that Xander isn’t a bad person. She wanted him to draw up the paperwork for the divorce. Maggie started crying. Justin agreed to do the paperwork. Xander was drinking when Sarah arrived at the door. She walked in the room and let him know that their marriage was done. Leo ran into Gwen. He told her that he decided not to turn on Xander. She let him know that she chose Xander over her father. She told him that Jack kicked her out, fired her and she didn’t have a father anymore. Jack threw Gwen’s picture into the garbage. Gabi went to the wine cellar and heard Stefan begging Vivian for help. Gabi took the phone and told Vivian that he had no time to visit her, but he had time to take Chloe to Miami. She assured her that she will have him visit her once as week as soon as he’s deprogrammed. She told him that Vivian wanted them to get back together. Rolf knocked on the door. Gabi was happy when she realized that Rolf was there for the deprogramming.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Allie and Chanel had a fight about Johnny. Chanel admitted that she was about to kiss Johnny at the hospital. She explained that Johnny was a wreck and their emotions were running high. She assured Allie that it didn’t mean anything because she loved her. She wanted her to forget about it. Allie wanted to know if she was attracted to her brother. Chanel wanted to know if she was attracted to Alex. They ended up arguing again. Wendy went to see Gabi. She brought flowers to her. She explained that Li begged her not to say anything to her about the brainwashing. She wanted her brother to be happy. She knew it wasn’t an excuse to do what she did. She was sorry for everything. Gabi accepted her apology. Wendy wondered if Stefan could be deprogrammed. Gabi told her how she tried to get Marlena to do it. She said that Stefan was disgusted that she would do that while Marlena was on her deathbed. He didn’t want to see her again. Wendy suggested that she get a court order to have Stefan deprogrammed or have an intervention for him. Gabi informed her that she would need Stefan’s consent for the court order. She said that if she did get it there would be no one to perform the deprogramming. Gabi was out of ideas. Wendy didn’t think Gabi would give up. She left the house. Gabi thought about what Wendy said. She decided not to give up after all.

Stefan planned to make EJ pay for what he did. He promised Stefano’s portrait that he would make him pay. Nicole overheard him talking about making someone pay. She wondered who he was talking about and he told her that he was talking about Kristen. She told him that Kristen was arrested and would pay for killing Kate and Kayla. Stefan told her about Marlena. She was shocked to find out that Marlena passed away. He showed her Marlena’s obituary. He wondered if she was thinking about Eric. She admitted that she was. She was worried about all of Marlena’s kids. Stefan talked to her about EJ’s involvement in his brainwashing. She acted like she didn’t know about it. He didn’t believe her. She walked out to go to work. Nicole walked out and ran into Eric. She offered her condolences to him. They hugged when Sloan showed up. She told him that he left his phone in her bed. Li talked to Rolf on the phone. Rolf told him that he will need for his lab. Li agreed to help him as long as he kept quiet about the brainwashing. EJ showed up to fire Li. Li threatened to expose him for knowing about the brainwashing. EJ told him that Stefan already knew about it. He told him that Stefan knows so he was fired. Li let him know that Wei wouldn’t be happy with his termination. EJ said that he couldn’t do anything about it since Li was involved with Stefan’s brainwashing and tried to kill him. Li warned him that Wei would try to get him to stay since there wasn’t any proof that he did anything. EJ wasn’t worried about it and wished him luck. Later, EJ let Stefan know that he fired LI. EJ left to start the paperwork. Stefan prepared drinks for them. He put something in one of the drinks. He knew EJ’s mind would be clouded after a few sips of the drink. He knew the board wouldn’t have a choice, but to remove EJ from his position. Gabi snuck in the mansion. She snuck up behind Stefan. She grabbed a statue and hit Stefan in the head. Stefan fell to the floor.

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Days Short Recaps Monday, January 23, 2023

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Johnny and Chanel stopped hugging each other. He thought about John and Marlena’s lives together. He thought they were meant to be. He hoped he would find a love like their love. She touched his face. They leaned in to kiss each other when Allie got off the elevator. Allie demanded to know what was going on between them. Allie thought Chanel avoided things like rooftops. Allie wasn’t impressed that Johnny helped get Kristen arrested. Chanel defended Johnny because of his grandmother. She didn’t understand why he was coming on to her girlfriend if he was so worried about his grandmother. Will got a phone call about going away for another assignment. He didn’t want to go, but Sonny thought Marlena would want him to go. Will said that he would be gone for six months. Sonny refused to hold him back from his dream. John watched the photo display of him and Marlena. Marlena put her head on his shoulder and closed her eyes. When she didn’t respond he cried and vowed to get help. Sarah noticed that Marlena’s bed was empty. Belle and Eric walked in the room. John rushed Marlena back in the room. Sarah checked her pulse and told them that Marlena was gone. Belle rushed out of the room and John went after her. Sarah offered her condolences.

Eric started crying when he sat by Marlena’s bed. He talked about how his faith let him down. He said he asked God to spare her, but He didn’t listen to him. He put his head on her chest and started crying. He said that he needed someone to talk to and she was gone. John and Belle went back to Marlena’s room so Eric gave them time alone with her. Belle said goodbye to her mother. She hugged John and let him be with her. Wendy and Tripp saw Johnny. She offered her condolences to him. Johnny didn’t want to hear it from Tripp because his mother killed his grandmother. Johnny taunted Tripp who threw a punch. Johnny blocked his punch and hit him instead. Johnny walked away from him. Belle saw Allie and hugged her. She left to call Sami. Allie told Chanel to leave the hospital while she went to look for Will. Belle met up with Eric and she wanted to go to the chapel to pray. Eric didn’t want to pray because God didn’t hear him. Will and Sonny agree that he shouldn’t go to New Zealand. Allie walked in and they comforted each other. Belle joined them. They wondered what happened to Eric. John went down memory lane while he was with Marlena. He was convinced that their story wasn’t over yet. He didn’t believe it was goodbye because he knew they would be together again.

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Days Short Recap Monday, January 16, 2023

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Bonnie and Justin ran into Sarah. Sarah wanted Justin to help her divorce Xander. Justin was more than willing to help her divorce Xander after what he did to Bonnie. Bonnie thought Sarah should reconsider leaving Xander. She realized she was a hypocrite because she did terrible things to Adrienne. She said Justin forgave her for what she did to Adrienne. She thought that Sarah and Xander could be happy too if she forgives him too. Sarah was surprised by what Bonnie said. She said that she couldn’t get over the fact that he played a part in Susan’s death. Bonnie didn’t want to condone what he did, but she understood the position he was in when he did it. Justin thought she was being too generous, but he realized she had a point about Xander. He advised Sarah to think about it before she went through with the divorce. Gwen went to see Xander. She saw that he was getting drunk. He told her that Sarah wanted to divorce him. He realized he was probably going back to prison. Gwen told him about the plea she was offered. She let him know that she had no intention of helping the police. He wanted to know what she wanted in return. He said he was probably going back to prison so she had to collect while she could. She wanted him to get himself together and fight for his marriage and his freedom. She made him take a shower. They both got wet because they were dressed when he went to the bathroom. She changed into one of his shirts. He struggled to put his clothes on when Sarah arrived. Gwen let her in because he thought it was his delivery from the liquor store. Sarah wanted to know what was going on with them. He tried to explain, but he fell to the floor. Sarah told him that he disgusts her.

Will overheard Leo’s conversation with Sloan. He told Sloan that his friendship with Sonny wold be ruined if he found out what he did. Sloan agreed to represent him. She warned him that it will take a lot to get him off. He told her what he did for Xander. Will smiled as he listened to Leo talk to Sloan. Allie texted him about the rosary. Will quietly went upstairs. Sloan told him that testifying anonymously wouldn’t be easy. She told him that he wouldn’t go to prison. Leo wanted more than that. She thought he he had deep feelings for Sonny if he was willing to go to jail for him. Leo admitted that he had a crush on him. He wanted Sonny as a friend even if they don’t get together. Sonny arrived at the hospital and ran into Will. He hugged him. Will told him what he overheard Leo say. Sonny started to leave when Will gave him a message to give to Leo. Later, Sonny went to the Kiriakis mansion. He told Leo to pack his things and leave. He knew that he was involved in Bonnie’s kidnapping. He wondered how Leo could do that to him and his family after what he did for him. Leo pleaded with him for another chance. He promised to do better if Sonny would give him another chance. Sonny said that Will was right about him and that he was a con artist. Sonny thought they were friends. Leo said they were friends. Sonny let him know that they were nothing. Sonny called Will and they talked about Leo. Leo showed up with his bags. He wanted to know if he was going to turn him in to the police. Sonny didn’t know if he would or not. Leo told him that he really did care about him. He told him that he was sorry for everything.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 13, 2023

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Leo advises Gwen to turn on Xander. Gwen doesn’t want to turn on him. He advised her to look out for herself. Will walked in while Leo was on the phone. Will knew that he honor that belief. Leo got off the phone with Gwen so he could talk to Will. Will didn’t have time for him and wanted to go to the hospital. Leo went to see Gwen at the Horton house. They argued about her turning on Xander. Gwen refused to turn on him. Leo told her that Jack would turn his back on her if he finds out what she did. He told her to meet with a lawyer to find out her options. Will and Allie met at the hospital. They talked about Sami trying her best to make it home in time to see Marlena. They didn’t think her chances were good. Marlena’s visitors were restricted so they had to wait to see her. Allie wondered where Sonny was. Will didn’t know since he wasn’t home. He said Leo was there. He told her what happened with Leo and Sonny. He didn’t think Leo deserved Sonny’s forgiveness. Julie arrived at the hospital and cried over Marlena’s situation. She offered her condolences to Will and Allie. Julie thought she brought her rosary to the hospital, but she forgot them. Will offered to get them for her. Leo, Gwen and Sloan talked about Xander’s case. Leo was willing to say that he dressed as a clown on his own. He wasn’t going to mention Gwen being involved. He wanted to testify anonymously because he didn’t want Sonny to find out. He said Sonny was his friend and he believed in him when no one else would. Will hid and listened to them talking.

Chad told Sonny that Stephanie felt bad for turning off her phone. Sonny told Chad that Alex was the one who turned her phone off so he couldn’t interrupt them. Sonny defended Alex’s actions when Chad got upset. He told him that Alex didn’t know he was calling about Kayla. Chad didn’t care because it wasn’t Alex’s place to turn off her phone. Sonny said that Alex was a good person and wanted to make up for what happened. Chad said he couldn’t make up for what he did. He said Sonny should stop trying to see the best in everyone. He brought up his friendship with Leo. He told him that he will let him down. He didn’t think Stephanie would forgive Alex. Stephanie wanted to know if Alex was the one who turned off her phone. He admitted that he did it. He apologized to her and wanted to explain. Stephanie was upset by what he did. She told him that his actions kept her from saying goodbye to her mother. She would never be able to forgive him for that. He said he would do anything to go back and change what he did. She said that he couldn’t do it. She said her mother was gone just like her feelings for him. He would spend the rest of his life making it up to her. She said that he couldn’t do it. She wanted him to leave.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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Stefan told Gabi that Johnny and Wendy found Rolf and told them about the brainwashing. Gabi couldn’t believe that Wendy betrayed her. She was happy that Stefan knew the truth. She thought the truth would change everything. He gently let her know that it didn’t change anything. He felt bad about the way he treated her. He knew she still loved him, but he didn’t love her. She blamed Rolf for that, but he let her know that his feelings for Kate were real. He knew he used to love her, but he didn’t feel anything for her now. She wondered if he really wanted to be with Chloe. She knew he was forced to love her. Wendy showed up at the house to speak for Li. She apologized for what happened. She hoped that she could forgive Li. Gabi told her that she hated Li for what he did to her and Stefan. She closed the door in Wendy’s face. Gabi went back to Stefan. He let her know that they weren’t getting back together. She thought Rolf could fix things for him. She wanted him to be able to have his free will. Kristen let EJ know that she needed a place to stay. He rejected her because he knew what she did. She knew he would have done the same thing to get the woman he loved back in his life. They went back and forth until she warned him that she would tell Stefan that he knew about the brainwashing. She told him that he would lose his power at DiMera Enterprises.

Rafe showed up at the DiMera mansion looking for answers from EJ and Kristen about the orchid. EJ was adamant that he didn’t know where it was. Kristen tried to be sympathetic towards Marlena. Rafe let her know that Rolf was going to be brought back to Salem. He was bringing forensics to check the room where she kept the orchid. He also wanted the security tapes. EJ was willing to do whatever it took to keep Johnny from losing his grandmother. Rafe warned Kristen that he planned on getting Rolf to turn on her as well as anyone else who was involved with him. He wished them luck before he left the mansion. The forensics team started looking through the mansion. EJ allowed Kristen to stay at the mansion. He warned her that they better find the orchid. Stefan and Gabi went to the station to ask Rafe about Rolf. He said that Rolf disappeared without a trace. Brady told Chloe why he broke up with her. She was shocked, but she wished she knew before she slept with Stefan. Brady was hurt by her admission, but he knew he was responsible for it. She said she couldn’t go back to him as if nothing happened. He understood and told her that he would wait for her. Nicole ran into Eric at the town square. She wanted to offer her condolences to him, but he wanted to walk away. She forced him to talk. He told her about Kristen and how he kidnapped Rachel. Nicole was upset to find out that Rachel was with Sloan. Eric thought she was being jealous. She defended herself and wondered what type of man he’s become. They ended up arguing and he blamed her for Jada aborting his child. Nicole got upset and walked off to pray for Marlena and for him.

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Days Short Recap Monday, January 9, 2023

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Alex waited for Stephanie to come back to bed. He ignored Chad’s second call to Stephanie. Chad left a message for Stephanie to get to the hospital right away. Chad called again so Alex chose to ignore the call again. Stephanie joined Alex in bed. They kissed and then broke apart. Alex looked at Stephanie’s phone. She noticed and wanted to know what was wrong. He wanted to make sure she was ready to be with him. She was ready to be with him and they made out. Steve brought Kayla water. She was afraid they wouldn’t find the orchid in time. He wanted to keep faith that they would find it. He felt like the power of their love will get them through it. She wanted him to check on Roman and Kate. He didn’t want to leave, but he did what she wanted. John tended to Marlena. She wondered if Kristen was lying about the orchid being missing. John thought she might be telling the truth this time. She thought Orpheus might have taken the orchid. She wanted John to go to Statesville. She promised him that she would hold on until he got back. She said he gives her strength. Rex told Roman how much Kate loved him. He walked out of the room. Roman cried over Kate’s body. He wished they didn’t waste so much time apart. He apologized for not being able to protect her. He said he would love her forever. He started crying again. Rex went into the lobby and told Steve and Chad that Kate died. Steve hugged him and then he hugged Chad. Rex walked away to call his siblings. Steve told Chad he needed Stephanie there. Chad promised to find her.

Lucas saw Orpheus and told him that he tried to kill his mother, Marlena and Kayla. Orpheus taunted him until John showed up. John demanded the orchid from Orpheus. Orpheus tried to play dumb. John told Lucas that the women needed another dose of the orchid’s healing properties. Lucas went to check on his mother Orpheus was happy about the news. Lucas called Rex. Rex told him about what happened to their mother. Lucas went back to Orpheus and tried to choke him. John and the guard tried to pull Lucas off of him. John didn’t want to leave, but he had to get back to Marlena. Steve consoled Roman and went back to Kayla. She cried when she heard about Kate’s death. She wanted to see her kids. Roman walked in the room. Steve left to call Joey and Tripp. Kayla told Roman that she was sorry to hear about Kate. Roman was hopeful she would get better. He didn’t want to lose his wife and his sister. Chad left another message for Stephanie to get to the hospital. Alex and Stephanie finished making love when Chad came in the room. Chad looked away and apologized for interrupting. He told her what happened to Kayla and Kate. Stephanie rushed to the bathroom to get changed. Chad walked out the room. Alex looked at the phone and felt guilty. John went home and told Marlena that Kate didn’t make it. Kayla told Steve that she needed to sleep and to see Bo and her parents. He begged her not to leave them. He holds her hand as she tells him that she’s tired. She let him know that she would love him forever. He told her that he would love her forever. He started crying and put his head on her chest. Kayla flatlined as Stephanie walked in the room. Steve assured her that Kayla tried to hold on for her. Stephanie couldn’t believe she couldn’t say goodbye. Alex stood in the doorway. He told Chad that Stephanie was too late. Chad couldn’t believe her phone got turned off and didn’t get to say goodbye to her mother. Alex felt guilty about what he did.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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Maggie told Justin and Bonnie that she found an apartment for Sarah and Xander. They let her know that Xander made up Red Nax to cover up that he was working for Ava. They told her that he kidnapped her and Susan. Bonnie said that Xander was kidnapped by the clown too. Sarah told them it was an act and she knew who was helping them. Leo walked in the room. Leo got nervous when he heard Sarah tell everyone what happened. She told them that Gwen was the one helping them. Bonnie knew for a fact the clown was a man. Justin thought she could have been in a body suit. Justin wondered what Leo thought. Leo said he didn’t know anything about Gwen dressing up as a clown. He walked out of the room. Will was at Allie’s apartment. He let someone know that he would be back in LA as soon as possible. Sonny showed up at the apartment. Will yelled at him about letting Leo in their lives. Sonny tried to defend Leo to Will. He wanted Will to understand the choices he made. He let Will know that if he wanted Leo gone, he would be gone. He would stay friends with Leo, but Will comes first. They kissed and made up. Will apologized for leaving him so much and leaving him to make new friends. He wished he made a better friend.

Gwen went to see Xander. She saw that he looked bad. He thought he was a disgusting human being. He felt like a worthless loser and Knew Sarah didn’t want him anymore. Gwen told him that he wasn’t in jail yet. She thought it was a good sign that Sarah didn’t turn him in yet. She told him to have faith in his love for Sarah. Xander knew Sarah wouldn’t give him the benefit of the doubt. He promised to keep her out of it if Jack found out. Xander was heartbroken so Gwen told him to think about Sarah until he won her back. Maggie tried to make Sarah feel better about Xander. Sarah couldn’t believe she fell for what Xander did. Sarah’s phone rang and she saw that it was Xander. She threw her phone. Maggie wondered what she will do. She told her that she was going to divorce him. Leo met up with Gwen and told her that Sarah was telling everybody what Xander did. Bonnie and Justin arrived at Xander’s hotel room. Bonnie punched Xander in the stomach.

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Brady confirmed the kidnapping plans with Eric on the phone. Kristen arrived and told Brady that she didn’t think she was going to the wedding. She saw John and Marlena leave and she didn’t want to leave Rachel alone. He let her know that Eric was going to watch her. Kristen thought he was going to a lot of trouble to get her to go to the wedding. He made it seem like he wanted people to see them together and that he wanted a future with her. Everyone was getting ready for Gabi and Li’s wedding. Kristen and Brady arrived for the wedding. They ran into Nicole and EJ. Kristen and EJ talked for a little while. She wanted to take a picture with Brady so she could send it to Rachel. Nicole and Rafe saw each other when he walked in the room with Jada. Li walked to Rafe and Jada to let them know that Gabi was late for the ceremony. Kristen started drinking and told Brady about Chloe being in Miami with Stefan. He informed her that she couldn’t keep them apart forever. She would have to accept it soon. Kristen wanted to know what that meant. Brady dismissed her concerns. More guests arrived for the ceremony. Rafe went to look for Gabi. Johnny talked to Wendy. He noticed that she was stressed out about the ceremony. Li announced that they were ready to begin the ceremony.

The guests saw Gabi arrive for the wedding. The Justice of the Peace started the ceremony. The Justice of the Peace wanted to know if anyone objected to the wedding. Wendy announced that she had something to say. She told Gabi she was happy to be getting her as a sister. Li was angry and told her that she could have said that at the reception. They continued with the ceremony. Gabi hesitated when it was her turn to say her vows. Memories of Stefan came flooding back to her. She went through with the ceremony and they were married. After the ceremony, Rafe welcomed Li into his family. Li’s phone rang. He thought he turned it off. Rafe wondered if it was Dr. Rolf again. Gabi was concerned when she heard that he talked to Dr. Rolf. Dr. Rolf left Li a message warning him about the CRS 17 could wear off in weeks with certain triggers. He hoped that didn’t happen with Gabi. At the reception, Rafe gave Gabi a drink. He asked her if she was okay. She flashed back to Dr. Rolf’s lab. She announced that Dr. Rolf brainwashed Stefan to hate her. Li tried to get Gabi out of the room, but she refused to move. Gabi remembered Dr. Rolf telling her that Kristen made him do it to keep Brady from Chloe. Brady got upset and looked at Kristen. She said if she was involved, it wasn’t her idea to do it. Gabi remembered Dr. Rolf saying it as Li’s idea to brainwash Stefan. Gabi glared at Li.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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Li woke up from a nightmare that he was exposed by Stefan. Kristen walked in the room and he jolted. She assured him that Stefan wouldn’t find out the truth from her. She told him that Johnny and Wendy didn’t find out anything either. Li corrected her, but he told her they weren’t going to say anything. She warned him that it will be worse for him if they didn’t keep quiet. Gabi was with Rafe. He thought Li was the right man for her. She couldn’t believe he was questioning that on her wedding day. She changed the subject and talked about his love life. She wondered how he felt about Jada. He reminded her that she was just a co-worker. He told her that he couldn’t date someone who wasn’t on the same level as him. Gabi didn’t think rules applied. She wanted him to invite Jada to go to the wedding with him. She was about to do it herself, but he took the phone from her. Li went to see Johnny to make sure that he kept quiet about the brainwashing. Johnny thought he was a terrible brother for what he was doing to Wendy. He told him that he was starting his marriage off with a lie. He advised Li to tell Gabi the truth or he would regret it.

Eric let Brady know that it was time to put their plan into action. They wanted to do it while Kristen was at the wedding. Eric thought Brady should take Kristen as his date so she wouldn’t leave early. Jada saw Eric and wondered if he was trying to avoid her. He assured him that he wasn’t avoiding her. He gave Brady a look. Jada went to a different table. Eric and Brady talked about getting Rachel from John and Marlena. Brady walked out so Eric went to Jada’s table. He assured her that he wasn’t avoiding her. He said he wasn’t staying there since he was arrested. She knew about his arrest and made a comment about Sloan. He wanted to be friends with her again. He apologized for not being honest with her about Nicole. She thanked him for that, but she needed time before they could be friends again. Brady pretended to bump into Kristen. He suggested they go to the wedding together. She wondered why he would ask her. He thought she would blackmail him into asking her so he wanted to do it on his own. She agreed to go with him. She wanted to take Rachel, but he told her that John and Marlena were already watching her. He thought Rachel would have more fun with them. Eric called John and Marlena to let them know that he would take over babysitting Rachel.

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Eli surprised Abe and Paulina with a visit with him and the twins. They talked to him about what Sloan did. Eli wanted to go to Sloan and remind her who she was dealing with, but they stopped him from going. They appreciated what he was willing to do, but they wanted him to be a father to the twins and a husband to Lani. Sonny was shocked to see Will at the Kiriakis mansion. Will was shocked to see him with his shirt off and with Leo. He told Sonny that he rearranged his schedule so he could spend the holidays with him. Leo tried to get a word in, but Sonny and Will didn’t want to hear from him. Will wanted him to put on a shirt so he put on the shirt Leo gave him. Sonny wanted Leo to give them some time to talk. He told Will that Leo didn’t have a place to stay so he invited him to stay there for Christmas. Will didn’t feel sorry for Leo. He thought Leo was trying to play on Sonny’s sympathy. He thought Leo was trying to come between them again. Sonny thought Leo changed. Will reminded him about the things Leo did to them. Sonny explained how being friends with Leo just happened. Will wasn’t falling for it. Sonny didn’t like how he thought the worst in him as if he didn’t cheat on him before. He thought they were past him cheating. Will couldn’t believe that he brought that up. Sonny agreed they were over it. Sonny didn’t want to argue with Will on Christmas. Will didn’t want to fight with him either. He wanted Sonny to leave. Leo overheard them and thanked Sonny for his kindness. He was about to leave, but Sonny stopped him. He refused to let Leo leave. Will told him that he would leave.

Bonnie thought it was funny that the company Xander worked for was his name backwards. Justin didn’t think it was funny at all. He asked Gwen about it. She lied and said that the company existed. She said that Xander lied because he didn’t want to tell Sarah that he couldn’t find a job. After Justin and Bonnie left, Gwen called Xander to warn him about her conversation with them. Xander wanted to meet with her to talk about it. Sarah overheard his conversation. Justin and Bonnie continued to to talk about Xander. Bonnie thought Xander was having an affair with Gwen and that’s why he didn’t want to say anything about the company. Justin found that hard to believe because he loved Sarah. He thought Xander was keeping a bigger secret than that. Gwen met with Xander in the park. Gwen told him that Bonnie and Justin figured out the name of the company was his name backwards. He didn’t know what he would do if Sarah found out what he did to Bonnie and Susan. Sarah approached him and told him that she knew what he did. She wanted him to tell her the truth. He told her everything that happened. Sarah told him that Susan’s blood was on his hands. She gave him the tickets and told him to go to Greece with Gwen.

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John told Kristen that he and Marlena argued over her. Kristen asked why they argued about her. He said he didn’t want to throw her out the way Marlena did. He said he didn’t think she was manipulating Brady. He said she belonged with Brady and Rachel. He said Marlena jumped to the wrong conclusion. He brought up how he first met Kristen when she was Kristen Blake. He said he has seen the old he fell in love with since she’s moved in. He said he wanted Marlena to see what he sees in Kristen. He wanted her to tell him what she did. Eric told Brady that he was quitting Basic Black since he and Nicole broke up. Brady thought it was because of Jada and the baby. Eric told him Nicole talked Jada into aborting the baby. Brady told him it wasn’t fair for him to blame Nicole. Eric said it didn’t matter. He said he and Nicole were too different. He told Brady about the argument he and Nicole had over him sleeping with Sloan. Brady insulted Sloan. Eric reminded him about living with Kristen. Brady said they weren’t getting back together. Eric said he was still attracted to her. Brady said he was attracted to vodka too, but he knew it was a disaster to be with Kristen. Eric said it was only a matter of time before he gave into her. Brady said nothing was going to happen after what she did.

Chloe and Stefan showed up while Brady and Eric were talking. Stefan ripped into Brady for the way he treated Chloe. Brady tried to defend himself, but ended up hitting Stefan. Stefan continued to argue with Brady until he and Chloe left. Eric told Brady that he knew that was hard for him. Eric wanted to know what was going on between him and Kristen. Brady admitted that she blackmailed him. Johnny was shocked to see Ava at the church. He thought no one could have survived the crash. She said she was hard to kill. He asked if his grandmother was still alive. She said she jumped from the car after it went through the guardrail, but Susan didn’t. He wondered why Ava was wearing a disguise. She said she wanted to pay her respects and didn’t want to be recognized. He didn’t believe it after what she did to his grandmother. She let him know that EJ was the one who started the war when he made her leave town. He said she started the war when she faked her marriage to Jake. She said he defended her to EJ. He said that was before she killed his grandmother. She said she kidnapped Susan, but she didn’t kill her. She said all EJ had to do was pay her. He said EJ didn’t pay her. She said he didn’t do it until after he kidnapped Tripp. Johnny asked why she still drove his grandmother off the cliff even when she knew Tripp was safe. While at the service, EJ wondered what was keeping Johnny. Marlena said he was looking for a woman earlier. Mary didn’t want Susan’s service to be delayed any longer. There was a bomb under the altar. Tripp showed up at the church. He blamed EJ for killing his mother. They argued with each other. Mary told them to stop. She went outside and saw Johnny talking to someone. He said he hoped he didn’t miss the service. She told him a young man came to yell at EJ for kidnapping him. Ava went inside the church. Tripp continued to yell at EJ. EJ told him to leave. Tripp said he wasn’t leaving. Ava came in and told Tripp to come with her. Tripp hugged her. She tried to get him to leave, but EJ stopped her. She told Tripp to leave because there was a bomb. The bomb went off.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Nicole had a dream of Eric. She woke up in Susan’s room at the DiMera mansion. Johnny showed up to look for something of Susan’s to bring to the memorial. Nicole told him she was sorry for his loss. He apologized to her for the way he reacted to her staying at the mansion. He said he hoped things would have worked out between her and Rafe. She apologized for the relationship not working out. She said Rafe was a good person, but she wasn’t. She said she would never be a good person. He found Susan’s cross. He said it represented everything that was important to her. He said she was the truest person he ever knew even though people thought she was crazy. He said he had good memories of Nicole being his stepmother. He said he enjoyed being around her. Eric woke up in Sloan’s bed. She gave him coffee. She noticed that he was distracted. He said he had a headache because he didn’t drink anymore. She offered him something to eat, but he wanted something else. After they made love, he told her Belle was wrong when she said getting involved with her would be the worst mistake. Sloan asked him about his time as a priest. He said he wasn’t going to be a priest for a third time. After they made love again, he told her he wasn’t looking for a relationship. She said she wasn’t interested in a relationship. She told him he was welcome to stay with her if he needed a place to stay. She said they could be friends with benefits. He said it has been a while since he has had a real friend.

Kate went to Jada’s room to check on her. Kate wondered if Eric had come to see her. Jada said he didn’t. Kate was surprised, but Jada was happy he didn’t. Steve showed up in the pub. He talked to Roman about him he was going to Seattle for Christmas. Jada and Kate showed up in the pub. Steve offered to take Jada to work because he wanted to talk to her about a police matter. EJ talked to Roger and found out he wasn’t going to Susan’s memorial. Ava was outside and watched EJ. When EJ got off the phone, Rafe showed up. Rafe said he needed EJ’s statement about the night Susan died. EJ said he didn’t have anything to say. He said Rafe should let it die. Ava walked away while EJ and Rafe were talking. Nicole came downstairs. Rafe wanted to know what she was doing there. EJ said she spent the night. She tried to explain what was going on, but Rafe told him to enjoy his consolation prize. Rafe said he would find out what happened between EJ and Ava. Rafe left the mansion. Nicole went to the pub. She asked Kate about Jada. Kate said Jada wouldn’t want to see her. Nicole tried to defend her actions. Kate didn’t want to hear what she had to say. Roman said he and Kate were rooting for Nicole and Eric. Nicole said she knew she messed up. Roman said Sloan was Eric’s lawyer. Roman said Eric didn’t come home. Nicole left the pub. Eric and Sloan kissed each other. Someone knocked on the door while they were kissing. Sloan answered the door. It was Nicole. Nicole saw Eric behind her. Steve told Rafe and Jada that EJ kidnapped Tripp. Steve said he didn’t have proof. Rafe said if they could prove EJ planned the crime in Salem, they would have jurisdiction. Jada and Rafe said they would go after EJ. While Ava was in the crypt, Charlie showed up. He asked her how they were going to get their revenge. She said EJ was going to die. She showed him a bomb in a briefcase. She told him she was going to do it at Susan’s memorial.

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Nicole thanked EJ for letting her stay at the mansion. They realized they needed a friend. They hugged each other. Johnny walked in and yelled at EJ for sleeping with Nicole. She told him they didn’t do anything. She said she was there because she didn’t have anywhere else to go. Johnny apologized for jumping to conclusions. EJ yelled at Johnny for barging in the mansion. Johnny said he was there to see Susan’s room. He apologized again to EJ. EJ said he understood that his son thought the worst in him. He asked if Johnny and Wendy are going to keep quiet about what they know. Johnny said they were going to keep quiet. He said they didn’t want to ruin the lives of the people they love. He said that didn’t mean it was right. When Johnny left, EJ called Trask and told her he was dropping the charges against Eric. Nicole thanked him again. She said she didn’t think movingĀ  in there would be a good thing. He didn’t know why she felt that way. She said she didn’t like how Johnny assumed they were sleeping together. She said the town would be gossiping about them. She didn’t want to deal with it anymore. She said she didn’t want Holly to be exposed to it. He said the best thing for Holly was a stable home.

Rafe saw Jada at the Brady Pub. He asked her if she was okay. She said she was okay. She told him she would be back after the procedure. She told him she had an abortion. She said she felt terrible about missing work. He told her to take care of herself. They talked about what happened with Eric and Nicole. She said she had to do what was right for her. She said Eric was hurt that she did it without telling him. She told him that Nicole told her she didn’t want her to have a baby. He wanted to know what happened. She said Nicole wasn’t going to let anything stand in her way. He was furious with Nicole. Jada said the decision was hers. He said Nicole was selfish and would do anything to get Eric. She said didn’t think Nicole and Eric would work out after what she told Eric about Nicole. Rafe said he would always have Jada’s back. They talked about Eric and Nicole. Rafe admitted he shouldn’t have gotten involved with Nicole. While they were talking, he got a call about Eric. Sloan told Eric to let her represent him. He didn’t think she would be able to help him. He said she didn’t have the best reputation. She said she was effective. He said he needed a lawyer. He said Abe was like an uncle to him and his niece was dating Paulina’s daughter. Sloan said Allie should leave Chanel. She said Chanel and Paulina were lying. She said Chanel murdered her mother. They talked about losing someone they loved. She told him she was a fighter. Abe and Chanel went to see Paulina. Paulina wanted good news. He said no one could help her. He got a call from the city council. They want him to resign as mayor. Chanel blamed herself and left. Paulina asked if he regretted marrying her. He said he was going to step down anyway. She told him not to give up being mayor. He said he would help her get through this. Belle talked to Shawn about Eric. She told him she didn’t like the way Eric acted, but her heart broke for him. She said she didn’t want to lose him the way she lost Sami. Eric showed up and told her he wanted Sloan to represent him. Sloan was happy. Belle told him to find someone other than Sloan. He said Sloan was the victim here. He said she exposed crime and cover up. She said Sloan was a shark who took advantage of vulnerable people like him. Trask called and told Trask that the charges against him were dropped. She said she was still going to go after him for hitting a cop.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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EJ and Nicole woke up in bed together. She didn’t remember what happened. He said they made love. She woke up again and realized she was alone. She said she wasn’t the person Eric thought she was. EJ came in the room and offered her breakfast and a cure for hangovers. They talked about Susan and how she looked out for him. Nicole thanked him for looking out for her. She wondered what was going on with Eric. EJ said he got what he deserved. She said she felt bad for Eric. She said she regretted backing him up when he wanted Eric arrested. He said he would drop the charges for her. He said Shawn might not be so forgiving. When he called Trask, he said Eric deserved to suffer after the way he treated her. When Chanel went to Sweet Bits, she saw Murderer on the window. She tried to get it off the window. Sloan showed up and pretended to be sad about the graffiti. She said she didn’t do it. She rubbed it in that Paulina was arrested. Chanel told her she was the one she wanted.

Paulina woke Eric up. He was in a cell next to hers. They were shocked to see each other. She wanted to know why he was in a cell. He told her what happened. She understood why he had a problem with EJ. She said EJ rubbed everyone the wrong way. She told him about Chanel’s time with Johnny. Eric said he didn’t want to talk about it anymore. They talked about Sloan. Paulina wanted to tear her apart. Sloan showed up and told her to do it. Sloan rubbed it into Paulina that she was in jail. She told Paulina that she and Chanel would be able to spend time with each other in prison. Paulina said what happened was an accident. Sloan didn’t believe her. Sloan said making Paulina and Chanel pay didn’t make her happy. She said nothing would help her get over her mother. She said she might be able to pull some strings and have Paulina, Chanel and Lani spend prison together in the same prison. Paulina was taken off to see Belle. Sloan told Eric that Belle was a two-bit lawyer and bimbo. He told her she was her sister.

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Nicole didn’t want to take EJ up on his offer to move in with him. He told her he was trying to help her. He said he was feeling lonely. When they were about to leave, Eric showed up. He asked if they were drunk. Eric and EJ started arguing with each other. She said she wasn’t sleeping with EJ. She said she didn’t have anywhere else to go because she ruined her marriage to be with him. She said Eric didn’t want anything to do with her. EJ continued to mess with Eric. Eric warned him to stay out of the conversation. EJ said Eric didn’t have to lose his baby and Nicole. He said it was Eric’s choice. Eric punched him in the face. Belle told Shawn that Trask was charging Paulina and wasn’t backing down. Shawn told her that Paulina might be extradited to the UK. He said it wasn’t going to be easy. He said he was stressed. She told him he had the day off. He said he didn’t because Jada called out for a medical procedure. She wanted to know what was going on. He said he didn’t know. She said her mother said Jada was pregnant. She thought it couldn’t be an abortion because Jada and Eric were happy about the baby. They left to go to the Small Bar and ran into Eric, Nicole and EJ. EJ told them what was going on. Shawn tried to get Eric out of the situation. Shawn realized Eric had a drink. Shawn tried to get him to leave, but Eric shoved him. EJ told him to arrest Eric. EJ said he was pressing charges. Nicole tried to stop him from arresting Eric. EJ said she didn’t owe him anything. She realized he was right. Shawn handcuffed Eric.

Alex walked in on Chad and Stephanie hugging each other. Alex was upset when he thought she lied about being busy with work. Stephanie and Chad told him it wasn’t what he was thinking. They told him Paulina was arrested and they were trying to figure out what to do. Alex offered to help them. They got to work on Paulina’s case. Alex and Stephanie flirted with each other. Chad didn’t like seeing it. Alex said Paulina shouldn’t have to apologize for helping her daughter. They continued to work on the case. Sonny tried to help Leo find a job. Leo said he appreciated his help. Leo said he was hungry. Sonny went to make sure he got something to eat. When Sonny left, the phone rang. Leo answered the phone. Leo spoke to Will. Sonny took the phone from Leo. Sonny told him he was helping Leo, but Will wasn’t happy about it. Will told him he wouldn’t be home for Christmas. When they got off the phone, Sonny was upset. Sonny told Leo that Will was making a movie. Leo thought answering the phone didn’t help Sonny. Leo wanted to leave, but Sonny told him to stay. Kristen told the Marlena doll that her plan to look generous to Brady worked. Brady walked in and thought it was weird that she was talking to a doll. They talked about Rachel’s Christmas list. He wanted to talk about Rachel wanting them to get married. He thought Kristen put her up to it. She said she didn’t put her up to it. She said it was natural for a kid to want her parents together. She said if she wanted them to get married, she would have forced him to marry her in order to get the orchid. She said she wanted more than that. He said she should prove her love by giving him the orchid. She said she would, but she didn’t trust him. She said they should spend the night together. Nicole told EJ that she felt responsible for Eric’s behavior. EJ said it was Eric’s problem, not hers. She said she was still worried. EJ said with Belle as his lawyer and Shawn as the arresting officer, Eric would get a slap on the wrist. Belle told Eric there was nothing she could do for him. She said the court was closed for the day. Eric mentioned that she slept with EJ. Belle was furious. She told Shawn to take him away. Brady told Kristen nothing would happen until she gave him the orchid.

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Johnny told EJ that he knew what Li had Rolf do. EJ denied it, but eventually admitted to knowing what Rolf did to Stefan. EJ said he knew after the fact. He said he used the information to solidify Stefan’s connection to him and the family. Johnny asked how he would feel if someone erased his love for Sami. EJ said he would thank the person. Johnny said he didn’t believe him. EJ said he knew it wasn’t about love. He said it was about Johnny’s need for revenge over what happened with Ava. Johnny said it started out like that. He apologized for taking Ava’s side since it contributed to Susan’s death. EJ said he didn’t blame him. Johnny said she would still be alive if he had done things differently. EJ said Susan would want them to get past it. Johnny wanted to get past it, but Stefan had a right to know about the brainwashing. EJ asked him not to tell anyone. He said he could lose the company as well as go back to prison. He said he just lost his mother. He asked Johnny not to take anything else from him.

Wendy told Li that she knew he had Rolf brainwash Stefan into forgetting about Gabi. Li pretended to be upset. Wendy said she knew when he was lying. He ended up admitting to what he did. She said this was going to blow up in his face. He said Gabi loved him. He said he didn’t set out to have Stefan brainwashed. He said he thought he could use Stefan as a way to move up the corporate ladder. He said he ended up falling in love with Gabi. Wendy said it wasn’t fair to Gabi. He said he didn’t care if she didn’t approve of what he did. He was only concerned about what she was going to do about it. He said he would lose everything if she said anything. He begged her not to say anything. Jada told Eric she wasn’t pregnant anymore. He thought she had a miscarriage. She said she had an abortion. He asked her why she didn’t tell him. She said it was her body and choice. She said she knew he was excited about the baby. She thought he would talk her out of it. She said it wasn’t easy, but it was the right decision. She said it wasn’t about her punishing him for their relationship ending. She said it had nothing to do with him. He asked what changed her mind. She said she believed they could make it work until she talked to Nicole. She said Nicole helped her realize how much of a struggle it would be to be a single mother and a cop. She said she didn’t want to be tied to a person who didn’t love her. She told him the rest of what Nicole told her. He was upset about it. She said she didn’t know if it was Nicole’s intent, but talking to her helped her decide not to have the baby.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Johnny and Wendy came back from their trip. They couldn’t believe they were right about Rolf tampering with Stefan’s brain. She was afraid to talk to her brother about it. He wanted to go with her in case Li did something, but she thought they would have a better chance of getting information if they divide and conquer. Gabi and Li talked about Rafe and Nicole. Gabi couldn’t believe Nicole would hurt Rafe more than Ava. Li wondered why Nicole would want to go back to an old relationship when she was with someone else. Gabi thought he was talking about her and Stefan. She said Stefan was her past and he was her future. They kissed until Wendy appeared. Wendy said she needed to talk to him. Li flashed back to ordering Rolf to alter Stefan’s mind. LI wanted Wendy to explain why she wasn’t showing up to work to go off with Johnny. Gabi left to get Li some tea. Wendy asked if he made Rolf inject her and Johnny with the mind altering drug. She told him she and Johnny knew what he and Rolf were up to. EJ talked to Stefan about seeing Ava at the crash site. Stefan said he would be there for him. EJ said he appreciated that.

EJ said he was glad Stefan and Chloe were getting closer. He said he wished Gabi could realize that Chloe was the only woman for Stefan. EJ said Chloe was an improvement over Gabi who only wanted to get the company. Johnny walked in and wanted to know how far EJ was going to go. Stefan left them alone so they could talk about Susan. EJ told Johnny what happened to Susan. Johnny asked if he told Sydney. EJ said he told her, but she was inconsolable. EJ told him about the kidnapping. He said he warned Johnny about her. Johnny cried and remembered how he defended her. EJ told him it wasn’t his fault. They talked about Susan. Johnny said she was the first person to realize he was possessed. EJ said until the devil erased her memory. Johnny brought up how EJ had Rolf do the same to him while he was away. EJ was shocked at the timing of his accusation. Johnny apologized. He said he and Wendy knew what EJ and Rolf did to Stefan. Eric called Nicole. She told him they wouldn’t let Jada’s pregnancy come between. She asked if Jada was keeping the baby. Eric said she was keeping it and wondered why she wouldn’t. Their call was interrupted when someone called Nicole. Nicole and Chloe talked about Nicole’s marriage being over. She told Chloe that she ended her marriage so she could be with Eric. She told Chloe that she advised Jada not to have the baby. Chloe was shocked at her behavior. Nicole said she wouldn’t lose Eric again. Chloe said the baby hasn’t changed the way Eric felt about her. She said Jada wasn’t going to come between Nicole and Eric. Nicole said she wanted to be secure because she knew Eric and Jada would fall in love with the baby once it was born. Nicole said it was best for everyone if Jada didn’t have the baby.

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Days Short Recap Monday, November 28, 2022

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Gwen closed her laptop at the office. Jack came in and wondered why she didn’t want to show her work. She told him she was working on a story about Paulina, but Chad didn’t want her to do it. She said she was waiting to do it until she fact checked everything. She thought it was the story of the year. She wondered what she should do. He said he liked how she wanted to make an ethical decision, but she was going to have to decide on what to do. He said her being determined to be a good reporter made him realize he made the right decision by not hiring Xander. She said she didn’t realize that was an option. He said he felt it was a good idea not to have them together. She told him she and Xander were seeing each other. She said they were just friends. He said he didn’t want her to be hurt again. She said she knew Xander didn’t love her and was committed to Sarah. She said she was happy for Xander. Jack said he was proud of her. He wanted to see her work. He said it was good to help one of his daughters. He told her she could call him dad. Sarah asked Xander if he kidnapped Susan and Bonnie. He said he didn’t. She wanted to know what shady thing his employer wanted him to do. He said they wanted him to say a new drug wasn’t addictive, but it was a lie. He said he didn’t want to be a part of something like that. She said she didn’t want to believe he did it, but if he did, she wanted to know. She said she wanted to look up the company he said he worked for. He told her to look. He panicked when she opened the laptop. She found the website. He was shocked that she found it. She apologized for not believing him. She asked him to forgive her. He said he did. He went to call Gwen and told her about the website. She said she built the website for him.

Chad went to the DiMera mansion. He talked to Tony about coming home early. While they were talking, they talked about EJ and Ava. Tony told him that Ava ran off with Susan after EJ took Tripp. Tony told him not to tell Stephanie. Chad said he wouldn’t say anything. Tony said EJ was getting drunk at the crash site. They left to be with him. EJ yelled out Susan’s name. He heard a noise at the crash site. It turned out to be Ava. He wondered if she was there or if he was drunk. She said she was really there. He said no one could have survived that crash. She said she must be dead and pulled out a gun. She told him he may as well join her. She told him about his need to want to one up her. She said that was what killed Susan. He said he didn’t have a conscience so she couldn’t be that. He said she must really be there. He thought Susan could be alive if she was alive. She said she jumped out of the car before it rolled over, but Susan was in the car when it blew up. She threatened to kill him. They fought over the gun. The gun went off. Chad found EJ against a rock with blood on his head. Tony found EJ’s flask. EJ told them Ava was there and she pulled a gun out on them. He said he wanted to find her. Chad and Tony took EJ away.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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Eric told Roman about his situation with Jada, the baby and Nicole. Eric said he wanted to be with Nicole, but they were going to have to have a conversation about how their relationship would work if Jada kept the baby. He said he wanted to be a father, but he supported her right to choose. He said he also understood why she wouldn’t want to have a baby with a man who left her for his ex-wife. Jada was packing her things when Kate came to see her. Jada told her she was moving out because Eric and Nicole were together. She said she was pregnant. Kate told her not to give up on Eric since he and Kate broke up so easily in the past. Jada said Eric made his decision. She said she had to make her decision about the baby. She said if Nicole weren’t a factor, she would be happy to raise a baby with Eric. She said she wasn’t prepared to be a single mother. She thanked Kate for listening. Kate invited her to dinner. She told Jada that it was her life, body and decision. Roman asked Eric if he would want to raise the baby with Jada if Nicole wasn’t in the picture. Eric said he would, but he loved Nicole. He said that was why it was a big mess. Kate showed up and didn’t care for his comment. Jada showed up and said Kate helped her. She said she made her decision about the baby.

Nicole went to Rafe’s house. He wanted to know why she was there. She said she came to get her things. They talked about Ava and EJ. She wanted to make the dessert she promised to make for Thanksgiving. He didn’t want it at first. He agreed to it because of Arianna. He told her he didn’t want to drag out the divorce. He thought they should get lawyers. He said he wouldn’t fight her on it considering she was with Eric. He said they would call it irreconcilable differences. When she finished the pie, she apologized to him. He thought he deserved what happened after what he did to Ava. Nicole said he wished they could be friends the way they were before. He said it wasn’t possible, at least not right now. She said goodbye.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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Rolf called Li from Wendy’s phone. Rolf told Li about what happened with Johnny and Li. Rolf said he had them restrained. Rolf wanted to take their vocal chords for an experiment he was working on. Li said he had a better idea. Gabi walked in and heard Li say he wanted Wendy back empty handed. Gabi questioned him about what he was talking about. He lied to her about what he was talking about. He said he wanted Wendy back in Salem. He said when she got back he was going to fire her. Gabi defended Wendy to Li. She said Wendy and Johnny were cute together. Li said Johnny was a spoiled brat. Gabi said he should let them enjoy their vacation. He said there were consequences. Johnny and Wendy woke up in restraints. Rolf showed up and destroyed the recording Johnny made. Rolf got the syringe ready. He said he was giving Johnny the same injection he gave Gabi. He said when they got to Salem, they would have forgotten why they came. Rolf prepared the syringe for Wendy, but Johnny stopped him. Johnny argued with Rolf. Wendy knocked Rolf out from behind. They restrained him on the gurney and threatened to expose what he did to Stefan. They left him in the lab.

While Rafe was at the airstrip, he called an APB out on Ava. Ava drove Susan on a slick road. EJ followed them in his car. Charlie told Ave to drive off a cliff with Susan. EJ went to the edge and yelled out for his mother. Rafe said he called the FBI since a member of the DiMera family was kidnapped by a Vitalli. While he was talking to the FBI, he got a call about the crash. Rafe showed up where EJ was. He stopped EJ from going down to the cliff. The car exploded. EJ wanted to go to his mother. Rafe followed him. Rafe sat with EJ until the rescue team showed up. A firefighter told EJ there was no one way Susan could have survived the fire. Rafe wanted to take him to the police station to get his statement about Susan’s kidnapping. EJ said it wouldn’t bring him back. Rafe wanted to put it on record. EJ said he didn’t want to relive that again. He left.

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