Lines Of The Week September 17, 2021

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Rafe (about Julie hiring Ava): Julie would be crazy not to hire you.
Ava: Given my previous occupation, my resume is a little unconventional.

Steve: How you doing man?
Justin: My fiancée is in jail for larceny and murder. Other than that, I’m doing great.

Philip (to Ava): Ava. Here to shake down Julie for some protection money?

Philip (to Ava): On think I learned from being around you. Crime doesn’t pay.

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Days Short Recap Friday, September 17, 2021

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Julie tested Doug’s memory by showing him pictures. Kayla came over with the results of Doug’s MRI. She said there was some shrinkage of his brain volume. She said that was normal for someone his age. She said she couldn’t rule out Alzheimer’s just yet. She wanted to do another scan, but it was expensive. Julie said she didn’t care how much it cost. Kayla suggested he see Marlena. John and Marlena talked about Johnny’s movie. She said it was about Sami. John thought it would be a bad idea. He thought Sami walking in on them having sex would be in the movie. Marlena didn’t think Johnny would put that in the movie. John said that moment drove Sami’s behavior for years. He thought there was no way Johnny would leave that out. Marlena told John everyone got past their affair. She said Roman did too. John said their affair ruined her marriage to Roman. He said it left her vulnerable to the dark side. She said the movie was about Sami. Kayla called Marlena and asked her to meet with Doug. EJ went to Johnny to get him to work for DiMera. Johnny refused to do it. He showed EJ the script for his movie. EJ didn’t like it. Johnny said he would write him out. EJ said he couldn’t write him out because he was the love of Sami’s life. Johnny said that belonged to Lucas. EJ said that was ridiculous. EJ said Johnny would regret it if he took it too far.

When Chad brought Abby home, she thought about her fight with Gwen at the top of the stairs. Chad wanted to bring her stuff to the room, but she stopped him. She said they still had to work things out. She said she would rather do that in separate rooms. He agreed to separate rooms. EJ showed up while Chad and Abby were together. Chad was upset when EJ brought up their marriage. He also brought up their problems with Gwen. EJ blamed Chad for his problems with Johnny. Abby defended Chad. EJ stopped arguing with Chad and left. Johnny went to see John about the movie. John told him about his concerns. He said he would talk to him more after he talked to Marlena. Johnny was okay with it. Johnny left to finish reading the script. John pulled out a box with bible and collar. He read an article about Marlena’s possession. Doug told Marlena that he knew something was off with him. He said he did strange things, but didn’t know why. While they were talking, Marlena brought up him locking Julie in the freezer. He said he did it wasn’t an accident. He said he locked that b*tch in there on purpose. Marlena was shocked at Doug’s admission. He said wasn’t Doug. His voice got deep. He said it has been over 25 years. He asked if she thought he wouldn’t come back for her.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Abe met with Lani. He told her Paulina loved the twins. He said she called herself their grandmother. Lani was shocked. He said Paulina brought up marriage. He asked how Lani felt about it. He said her opinion meant everything to him. Lani told Abe that she hated what Paulina did to hurt people, but she knew Paulina was making things right. She said she knew he was lonely. She said Paulina made him happy. She gave her blessing if he wanted to marry Paulina. Paulina went to talk to Marlena. Paulina wanted to tell her something private. She wanted it to stay confidential. Paulina said there were secrets she knew that could ruin her family. She said Abe would hate her if he knew her secret. Marlena didn’t believe that was true. Paulina said she knew Abe would hate her because he wasn’t Lani’s father. Marlena was confused. She asked why Tamara would lie. Paulina told her she was really Lani’s mother. Paulina said she gave Lani to Tamara in order to protect her from her abusive father.

Marlena wanted to help Paulina if she ever decided to tell Abe and Lani the truth. Paulina wanted Marlena to promise not to say anything to anyone. Marlena said everything that was said would stay in confidence. Paulina was glad to tell someone the truth. Marlena offered to see her again. Paulina agreed to see her. Julie was by Doug’s side while Kayla asked him questions. She wanted him to do easy tasks. She asked him to repeat the five words she had him remember at the start of the session. He remembered the words. Julie was happy. Kayla said she didn’t think there was anything seriously wrong with him. She said he could leave.

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Justin said he was Bonnie’s lawyer. When Justin and Bonnie were alone, she told him about the scam Calista and Harrison roped her into doing. Bonnie was hesitant of the plan. She thought about him trying to force himself on her. She said they struggled over the gun that was in his pocket. She ended up shooting him. When Calista came back, Bonnie ran out and left the gun. Bonnie said she didn’t want the blood money so she flushed the ticket in the toilet. She said she looked over her shoulder for a long time waiting for Calista to find her. She said when Calista looked for her; she stole Xander’s money. She didn’t want to get the money from Justin the way Calista wanted her to do. When Bonnie finished telling him what happened, he said he believed her. He said he would defend her but it would be hard because she killed her husband, Harrison and Calista. She said she didn’t kill her husband. Bonnie said Mimi was the one who did it. She said she couldn’t let Mimi go to prison so she took the rap for it. She told him not to repeat that in court. He was impressed and wanted to marry her when this was over. Philip wanted to know if Gabi and Jake were plotting against him with Brady. They said they confronted Brady about the keylogger. Brady said Chloe was waiting for him. When Brady left, Jake and Gabi tried to play on Philip’s jealousy over Brady and Chloe. Philip walked off.

Chloe wanted Nicole to admit to her feelings for Rafe. Nicole said there was no point. She said she wouldn’t go after Ava’s man. She told Chloe Philip had a reason to be jealous of Brady. She said her feelings for Brady haven’t gone away. Brady walked in the room. Brady told Chloe that he didn’t put the keylogger in Philip’s computer. She believed him. He was happy that she believed him because he couldn’t get along without her. He said he liked having her around because she made everything better. Philip walked in on Brady and Chloe. Philip said Brady told Jake and Gabi that he would do anything to get Chloe back. Brady said he never told them that. They talked about the keylogger. They said Philip was paranoid. Brady was tired of Philip and left. Chloe told Philip about his jealousy. He said he didn’t want to lose her. Nicole ran into Rafe. She tried to walk away from him, but he stopped her. He said he wasn’t okay with not being around her forever. She said she was trying to make things easier for him and Ava. He said Ava would have to deal with him having female friends. She said he didn’t have feelings for his other female friends like he did for her. Rafe told Nicole that he did have feelings for her, but she was married. He said he was with Ava now. He said it wasn’t as if she had feelings for him. She said she moved on from the feelings she had.

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Philip ran into Ava at Julie’s restaurant. Philip talked to her about her connections with the mob. He wanted her to break Brady’s legs. Ava thought the problem was over a woman. He talked to her about Brady going after Chloe. Ava said she knew how he felt. She talked about Rafe and Nicole. Philip asked if she could get over the jealousy. Chloe talked to Nicole about the way Philip was acting. Chloe asked how she doing. Nicole said she was getting divorced and couldn’t see Rafe anymore. She said Rafe told Ava that he had feelings for her. Chloe wanted to know how she felt about that. Gabi and Jake ran into Brady. They said he was spying on Titan. Brady said he had nothing to do with the keylogger. He said he didn’t know what a keylogger was. Gabi said she believed him. She said she was worried about Philip’s behavior. Gabi and Jake told Brady that they were worried about Philip running Titan into the ground. Brady said he was glad not to be the only one who saw that. She told Brady to talk to Victor. Brady was suspicious of their motives. She said she was concerned about the future of Gabi Chic. She said Titan was Rachel’s legacy. She said he should protect it. Philip showed up and wondered what was going on.

Rafe questioned Bonnie at the police station. He asked if she wanted to tell her side of the story. She said she shot Calista in self-defense. He asked why Calista wanted to kill her with that gun. She said she didn’t know. He asked if it had anything to do with the gun being used to kill Calista’s husband and stealing his money. She said that wasn’t true. He said the evidence said otherwise. He said she was going down if the case went to court. Steve told Justin that Bonnie didn’t make bail. Justin was glad she didn’t make bail. He said he never wanted to see Bonnie again. He said he was glad he got out when he did. Steve reminded him that he was the one who told everyone she changed. Justin said he was wrong. Steve asked if could be wrong again. Justin was shocked that he was defending Bonnie. Steve told Justin there was more to Bonnie’s story. He said there was something off about Calista. He said he knew he felt betrayed, but it wasn’t like him to turn his back on Bonnie. He told Justin to visit her and hear what she had to say. Justin said he didn’t want to be played for a fool again. Steve said he still loved her. Rafe asked why Bonnie took Xander’s money. Justin came in the interrogation room and said the interview was over. Rafe wanted to know who said the interview was over. Justin said he was Bonnie’s attorney.

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Days Weekly Best Lines August 27, 2021

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Pauline (to Johnny): My daughter Chanel could do worse than you. In fact, she has.

Jack: Xander would never throw himself under the bus to cover for Gwen. They barely know each other.
Julie: They know each other well enough to have sex with each other on the couch.

Xander: I’ll just hire Justin. I’m sure he’ll give me the family discount.
EJ: Remind me again when was the last time Justin won a case?
Xander: You’re right. Justin lost a custody case against your wife and she’s not even an attorney.

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Days Short Recap Friday, August 27, 2021

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Allie ran into Kayla after Henry’s check up. She asked her if Tripp was still mad that she didn’t tell him she loved him back. Kayla said Tripp cared about her. Allie said she cared about him too, but she was shocked when he told her that. Kayla told Allie that she did the right thing by not telling Tripp she loved him. Kayla said saying you love someone was a big deal. Allie said she wasn’t sure she loved him, but she liked being with him. She said she missed him when he wasn’t around. She loved the fact that Tripp forgave her. She wondered if what she felt for him was guilt or gratitude for how he takes care of her and Henry. Kayla said she would figure it out soon. Tripp ran into Chanel. She mentioned that she found someone new. She gave him a lot of details about her date. He said he hoped it would turn into something for her. She asked if he wanted that so she wouldn’t go after Allie. He said that wasn’t what he was saying. Chanel told him she hoped they would get past the weirdness between them. He wanted them to go to the new bar at the town square

Johnny asked Tony and Anna if they would bankroll his movie. Anna said she would do it. When Johnny was trying to convince Tony, to bankroll his idea. Before Tony could answer, EJ came in. EJ said Tony wasn’t doing it. EJ told Tony Johnny was working for DiMera. EJ told Tony that financing Johnny’s movie would be acting against the interests of the company. Tony yelled at EJ before he decided not to help. Johnny insulted Tony. Johnny apologized to Tony, but he didn’t care. Johnny reminded EJ of his past. EJ and Johnny argued with each other. EJ told Johnny that he didn’t know he wouldn’t like working at DiMera until he tried it. EJ said he wanted them to spend time together. Chanel ended up showing up. Chanel invited Johnny out for drinks. EJ said Johnny had things to do. Johnny left with Chanel. Steve told Justin that he didn’t have a problem with Bonnie anymore. Justin was glad to hear that. He asked Steve to be his best man. Steve wanted to do it, but wondered how Bonnie would feel. Justin told him that Bonnie suggested him to be the best man. Steve said Adrienne would want them to stay family. Justin was glad he felt that way.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Ava decided to email Rafe. She wanted to apologize to him at first. She changed her mind and started to write an angry email. Steve showed up while she was typing. She deleted the email. She told him what happened with Rafe. She thought Steve would be happy to hear that. He said he wasn’t happy. Steve said he wanted to apologize to her. He said he got over his anger for Bonnie. He said Bonnie proved that she changed. He thought Ava deserved the benefit of the doubt. She told him that she was jealous of Rafe and Nicole. Steve told her to take Rafe at his word and believe he wasn’t after Nicole. She appreciated his advice. She said she would trust Rafe and Nicole. Nicole went to see Rafe. She said Gabi told her to see him. He said he wanted to be there for her, but Gabi was trying to cause trouble for him and Ava. Nicole said they should stop hanging out with each other. He didn’t like that idea. She said he and Ava were good for each other. Rafe didn’t like the idea of cutting Nicole out of his life. She said she would miss him, but she agreed that she couldn’t see him for a while. She said it was better that way. He finally agreed not to see her. She said it was just for now. They hugged each other. Ava watched them from outside. Philip told Jake that he valued Kate’s opinion, but he made his own decisions. He welcomed Jake to the company. Philip thought Jake’s knowledge of DiMera would be an asset. Gabi showed up and agreed with Philip. Philip said he would be back in a while. Jake and Gabi searched Philip’s office to find information that would get Philip kicked out of the company. While they were searching the office, he brought up what she did to Ava. He warned her to stay away from Ava because she was ruthless.

Chloe thought Brady was messing with Philip concerning the trip to New York. Brady said he wasn’t doing that. He said Philip wasn’t her boss. She asked if Brady was ordering her to go with him since he was her boss. He said he wouldn’t do that. He said he could use her help and she could see Parker. Philip showed up. Philip told Brady he had a new proposal for a deal between Titan and Basic Black. Brady said he would look at it on the jet. When Brady left, Chloe told Philip that Brady wanted her to go with him to New York. Philip said he trusted her, but he didn’t trust Brady. Chloe told Philip that he was more important than business so if he didn’t want her to go, she wouldn’t. He said he would never keep her from her job. They kissed each other. Brady showed up and saw them. When Chloe left to call Parker, Philip threatened to kill Brady if he was inappropriate with Chloe.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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Jake found Gabi tracking Philip’s emails on the computer. She read one of the emails he was writing in real time. She said it was a serious matter. She panicked when Philip stopped typing.Kate went to see Philip in his office. She told him Jake and Gabi were going to stab him in the back if he hired Jake. He said she was being paranoid. He said he was using them not the other way around. She told him he should ask Chloe about the DiMeras. Philip told Kate that he offered Chloe a job but she didn’t take it. Kate thought he was trying to get her away from Brady. Philip wasn’t worried about Brady. He said it was only a matter of time before Chloe was his. Kate reminded him about Jake before she left his office. Gabi told Jake that Philip could be gambling again or worse. Ava confronted Rafe about hanging out with Nicole. He tried to defend why he was with Nicole. He told her about Nicole’s marriage being over. Ava said Nicole was the reason her marriage was over. They argued over Nicole. Ava wanted him to admit that he wants to sleep with Nicole. Jake and Gabi came in the room. Gabi told Ava that she warned her. Jake took Gabi out of the room. Rafe wanted to know what Gabi said to her. Ava said his feelings for Nicole. He couldn’t believe she fell for Gabi’s stunt. Ava said she knew what she saw. She wanted him to stop denying that he wanted to be with Nicole. Ava walked out the room.

Jake went to meet Philip. Philip told him Kate thought he and Gabi were trying to bring him down. Philip asked if she was right. Jake denied it and said Kate was lashing out. He said Kate was worried he would take down DiMera with all that she taught him while he was CEO. Philip said he couldn’t get over his mother’s warning. Jake thanked him for his time and left. Nicole went to see Roman at the pub. She apologized to him for what happened at the anniversary party. Roman told her she should be. She tried to defend her actions. He said if she was honest in the beginning she could have avoided what happened. Nicole told Roman that she didn’t blame Eric for her affair, but Eric took responsibility for leaving her. She said they both decided they were better off apart. Roman didn’t care if they broke up amicably. He said Eric never loved anyone the way he loved her. He said Eric would never be the same. She said she was a terrible person who deserved to live in misery. Gabi ran into Nicole. Nicole told her that the town thought she was a monster. Gabi told her Rafe didn’t think she was a monster. She said he would want her to go to his house and leaned on him. When Nicole left, Gabi ran into Ava. Gabi taunted her again. She told her that Nicole was available. Nicole went to see Rafe.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Gwen went to see Xander to apologize to him. Xander said he was okay. He told her EJ was going to clear his name for a million dollars. She couldn’t believe he would do something selfless for her since no one did that for her before. He said he never did anything selfless before. She kissed him and wanted to make love with him. Abe talked to Paulina about her making up with Julie. He said Paulina and Lani made up too. Paulina was grateful. She wanted to know if they were okay. He wanted to start over again. They kissed each other. He said he wanted to be mad at her, but he couldn’t deny his feelings. He said it would be great not to have secrets and lies between them. Abe wanted to meet her mother so they went to see Olivia. Olivia was concerned when she found out Paulina made up with Abe. She said it was a mistake and Paulina knew why. Abe told her everyone forgave Paulina. When Abe left, Olivia told Paulina she was kidding herself if she thought she could tell the truth now. Paulina told Oliva that she wanted to tell Lani the truth. Paulina said she knew she had to keep the secret for the rest of her life or she would lose Lani forever.

Tripp told Allie he loved her. She didn’t say it back. She said she wasn’t ready to say the words. He understood and didn’t want to pressure her. She said she never said the words to anyone. She said she didn’t want to hurt him. He ended up getting a page and had to go to the hospital. Later, Allie went to see Marlena so she could get Henry. She told Marlena what happened with Tripp. She told Marlena about her feelings for Chanel. Marlena advised her to sort out her feelings before she moved on with Tripp. Chanel and Johnny went to the DiMera mansion. He took her upstairs so they could make out. She asked if he had protection. He said he would go to the pharmacy, but she wanted to hang out. She said she was rushing things for the wrong reasons. He thought it was because the girl she told him about. Chanel told Johnny that she liked him, but she needed to get over her. He was willing to offer his services if she wanted his help. She thanked him and kissed him. Chanel backed away from him. They flirted with each other before she left.

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Belle went to Nicole’s office to give her divorce papers. They talked about Sami exposing Nicole’s affair. EJ came in the office. When Belle left, EJ let Nicole know he was glad she told him about Sami’s affair with Lucas. EJ felt free since the truth was finally revealed. Nicole didn’t think he was telling her how he really felt. He said he was upset. He said Sami was done making a fool out of him. Nicole understood his anger but felt his pain. She said she could relate to what he was going through, but she advised him to face it head on or it would eat him alive. EJ told Nicole he planned to focus on DiMera and Johnny. EJ asked her to talk to Johnny. She said keeping Johnny from pursuing his dream would make him want to prove him wrong. EJ regretted asking Nicole for her help. He would change Johnny’s mind.

Ciara ran into Claire when she went home. Ciara told her she was grateful to her. Ciara said she would have never remembered how much she loved Ben. She apologized for the way she talked to her. Ciara said she wanted to be close again. Shawn walked in while they were hugging. Shawn was happy that Ciara and Claire made up. When Ciara left, Belle came home. Claire told them she was leaving Salem. They didn’t like the idea of her going. Claire said it was a great opportunity. Belle asked if she was ready. Claire said she was ready. Allie and Johnny reunited. She introduced him to Henry. Johnny apologized for what Charlie did to her. He was proud of the mother she was and how she got over what happened. He told her about his movie and the way EJ acted about it. Allie and Johnny talked about Sami and her drama with their fathers. They talked about Sami leaving town to be alone. Allie asked him about his love life. He said he met someone.

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Ben talked to Claire about how he was going to stop Ciara’s wedding. Claire didn’t want to see Theo get hurt once Ciara got her memory back. Ciara wanted to get married despite the setbacks that kept happening to the wedding. Philip told Nicole that Sami was responsible for her marriage being ruined. She knew she it was a party that she was behind. Philip gave her a chance to pay her back for what she did. Lucas was at the DiMera mansion to see Sami. He thought about how he found the letter. Sami wondered why he was there. He wanted to talk about what happened at Eric and Nicole’s anniversary party. Lucas couldn’t believe what she did to Nicole. She tried to deny it, but he knew what she did. He said he was choking on her hypocrisy because she did the same thing to EJ. He wanted to know how she would react if someone did the same thing to her. He admitted that he almost told EJ what they did. Nicole read the letter Kristen wrote. She realized that Sami did cheat on EJ. Philip told Nicole that Lucas fell in love with Sami. She wondered why Philip didn’t give the letter to Lucas. Belle insulted Sami to EJ. EJ tried to defend her, but Belle said she was still the same person. She didn’t care about destroying Eric. She told him how Sami was the one who got Jan out of the hospital to win Henry. EJ wanted to get back to business. She still couldn’t believe that EJ couldn’t see Sami for the person she was. Theo wondered what was wrong with his wedding since people kept backing out of it. He felt like Ciara would fall apart if something happened to the wedding.

Ciara told Allie that she didn’t want to hear about her last wedding. She promised not to say anything about it. Ben went over his plan to take Ciara from the wedding. Claire told him that it was a dangerous plan. He reminded her that her grandfather did the same thing. She reminded him that she wasn’t allowed at the wedding. Lucas told Sami he loved her. She told him not to do this because she was with EJ. Lucas said he loved her, which was why he didn’t tell EJ the truth. He said he didn’t understand why she loved EJ so much after the way he treated her. He said he wouldn’t tell the secret because he loved her. She thanked him for being willing to keep the secret. She said she was sorry for dragging him into this. He said he wasn’t because he loved her. Nicole went to see EJ. He didn’t want to hear what she had to say. He said he didn’t want to hear what she had to say about Sami. He said it was her own fault that she was exposed. Nicole asked him what he thought about what Sami did. She asked if he thought it was okay for Sami to play God with someone else’s life. He said it wasn’t Sami’s fault that Xander wanted to brag about his conquest. Nicole told him his sister wrote him a letter. EJ read the letter. Nicole told him that he got to read it in private. She said that Sami made sure Eric found out in a public place. Allie agreed to help Ben. Claire told Ben that people would look for Ciara if she weren’t at the church. She had an idea to have them think she was marrying Theo. Lucas told Sami he would be there for her if something went wrong with EJ. EJ was livid at the idea of Sami being with Lucas.

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Ben had a dream about his wedding to Ciara. He looked at the wedding picture when someone was knocking on the door. He thought it was Ciara. It turned out to be Allie. She said she tried to talk Ciara out of getting married, but it didn’t work. She said she thought she might have gotten through to her about her love of Ben. He said he had to do something before it was too late.

Claire saw Ciara at her house getting ready for the wedding. Claire tried to talk Ciara out of getting married. While Claire was talking to her, Ciara slapped her. Claire hit her with a bouquet. Shawn broke up the fight. He told Claire to leave. Claire said it was her house. Ciara said it was her mother’s house. She asked where Hope was. He said Hope’s plane had mechanical problems and had to turn back around. He said Hope wanted her to go through with the ceremony. Claire said Ciara was only marrying Theo because she was afraid of remembering her love for Ben. She called her a coward. Shawn tried to convince Ciara not to marry Theo. He said it was too fast. When she got emotional, he stopped talking. He apologized to her. She said she wished Hope was there. Julie showed up and told them Doug was hurt and needed surgery. She said they were going to miss the wedding. She gave Ciara the gift before she left. Ciara thought the wedding was getting off to a great start. He wondered if this was a sign telling her not to get married. She said she didn’t believe in signs like that anymore. She said she was going to marry Theo. Claire went to see Ben. She told him about the fight she had with Ciara. She said he was better off without Ciara. He said he was never giving up on Ciara. He said he was determined to stop her from marrying Theo. He said he had a plan. He said he was going to kidnap her before she married Theo. Claire said it was just like what Bo did with Hope. Claire questioned whether it was a good idea.

 

 

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Xander told Eric that Nicole cheated on him. Eric said he was lying. He wanted Xander to leave the pub. Xander told Eric that he left Nicole alone for too long. Xander said he was the one Nicole slept with. He said she loved every minute of it. Eric didn’t believe him so Xander gave details about what happened. He looked at Sami to back what he was saying. Eric asked Sami to confirm what Xander was saying. Sami said she saw Xander and Nicole going to the Salem Inn. Sami said she was trying to get information before telling him the truth. Nicole said that wasn’t true. She said she got her own room. Brady tried to say that Nicole’s room being a corporate expense. Xander told Eric that Nicole enjoyed their night together. Eric ended up hitting him. Roman and John threw Xander out of the pub. Before Xander left, he said Nicole gave him a job to keep him quiet. Brady and Chloe were disgusted at the idea of Nicole sleeping with Xander. Brady thought about Nicole confessing to sleeping with Xander.

Brady told Chloe that he wasn’t going to let Xander get away with ruining Nicole’s marriage. He went after Xander. Marlena said the look on Nicole’s face proved that Xander was telling the truth about the affair. Eric asked Nicole why she hired Xander. Chloe interrupted to defend Nicole. Sami wanted Nicole to tell Eric the whole story. Marlena told Sami to stay out of it. Eric wanted Nicole to tell him the truth. She apologized to him. He walked out. Marlena and Roman followed him. Chloe comforted Nicole. When Sami wanted to leave the pub with EJ, Nicole stopped her. Sami and Nicole argued with each other. Sami reminded Nicole about not committing adultery. Nicole told her she didn’t have the right to judge her. Nicole walked out of the pub. Belle told John that she thought Sami set everything up. Eric broke down in tears when he went home. Roman and Marlena showed up to comfort Eric. They said Eric and Nicole’s love could get them through anything. Eric said it wouldn’t this time. He asked then to leave so he could be alone. He picked up his wedding picture and threw it across the room. Nicole showed up crying. Brady went to see Xander at the Horton House. Brady asked him what he got out of humiliating Nicole. Brady told him he didn’t have a job anymore. Brady noticed the briefcase of money. He wanted to know who paid him off. Xander said it wasn’t his business. Chloe showed up. Xander left the room. Brady told her someone paid Xander off to expose Nicole. They thought Sami did it. EJ asked Sami what Nicole meant at the pub. He said it sounded like an accusation. He asked what sin she committed.

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EJ questioned Sami about Nicole’s humiliation. He thought it was strange that Nicole talked about Sami not being someone to judge her. Sami didn’t take the bait and say anything about herself. He kept asking her how Nicole was exposed in front of a room full of people. He also wondered how Sami managed not to say anything about what happened to Eric. She said she didn’t want to hurt Eric. Nicole tried to talk to Eric about being with Xander. He was ready to go, but she told him about leaving town for so long. He didn’t think she should have been with Xander when she hated him the same way he did. She knew that and wanted to talk about what happened as man and wife. Theo asked Chad to be his best man. Ciara asked Allie to be her maid of honor. She told her about how great Theo was and that she loved him. Claire told Ben that Ciara and Theo were getting married. Eric told Nicole that they did talk and made a decision. She reminded him how they agreed to help his niece. He said she agreed to do it. She told him how she didn’t expect to be alone. He didn’t think that justified what she did. He said that if things were bad she should have told him. She told him that she tried to tell him. She was going to send an email. Philip said that Lucas should get Nicole to give EJ the letter from Kristen. He told Lucas that Sami would never forgive him if he gave the letter to EJ.

EJ was surprised that Sami didn’t say anything after Xander told what happened. Sami didn’t feel the need to say anything. He thought something else was at play. He wanted to know what she wasn’t telling him. She said she was ready to confess. Sami admitted that she paid Xander to admit to what happened with Xander. EJ loved it and couldn’t believe she did it. She said she didn’t enjoy it, but she thought Eric needed to know the truth. Eric and Nicole continued to talk about what she did. Eric blamed himself for what happened. Ben couldn’t believe that Ciara would marry Theo on their anniversary. Claire said she didn’t know about it. Ben told her that he told her it was their wedding date. Allie asked Ciara if she wanted to hurt Ben by getting married on their anniversary. Ciara said she wanted to remember it as the day she married her best friend. She didn’t want it to be remembered as the day she married a serial killer. Chad thought he and Theo might be rushing into getting married. Theo said Ciara wanted to get married on her anniversary. Allie continued to talk to Ciara about Ben changing. Ciara heard all of it before. Allie told her how she and Ben were in love. Philip wanted Lucas to go to Nicole and give her the letter. Lucas loved Sami too much to do that to her. He threw the letter in the garbage. Allie talked to Ciara about the wedding, but she didn’t want to hear it.

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Nicole asked Eric if he was staying in Salem. He said he had to leave but only for a few weeks. He said he would be home for good. Philip and Lucas talked about Lucas getting EJ Kristen’s letter. Lucas said he needed to find someone who wouldn’t mind sticking it to EJ. Roman wanted to know who they were talking about. Lucas and Philip said they were talking about Jake. Roman talked to Lucas and Philip about Kate and Jake. Roman told them he was throwing a party for Eric and Nicole. He said it was family only. Lucas and Philip were about to leave when Chloe and Brady came in. Chloe asked Philip to stay for the party. Belle went to see EJ. She told him she went over Chad’s contract with him. EJ said there was tension between him and Chad. She said she could relate to that. He talked to her about his marriage to Sami. He told her he and Sami reconnected. She was happy to hear that. Sami went to the interrogation room to see Xander. She told him she didn’t want him to record the confession. She wanted him to blow up Eric and Nicole’s marriage live. He said he was in jail. He said he would be out tomorrow. She said tomorrow would be too late.

Sami told Xander the plan to expose the affair. He wanted to tell Eric privately so everyone wouldn’t hate him and he didn’t get fired. He said he needed a job. She yelled at him until EJ called her about the party. When Sami got off the phone, Xander said he wanted all of the money up front. She gave him the suitcase. EJ went to the party. He saw Lucas at the party. EJ told Lucas that he knew he and Sami got close. EJ said Allie was doing better now so there was no reason for him to be around Sami. EJ wanted to know what Lucas wanted to tell him the other day. Sami came in before Lucas could answer. Lucas walked away. EJ said Lucas had something to give him but he never gave it. Eric and Nicole arrived at the party. Brady and Philip argued with each other. Nicole and Sami argued with each other. People made toasts at the party. Sami kept looking at EJ’s watch. He wondered if she was looking for someone. While Nicole and Eric were making speeches, Xander showed up. Xander said Nicole was having sex behind Eric’s back.

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Eli told Gwen that Julie saw Dr. Snyder on the couch with Xander. Gwen lied and said the man was Xander’s friend who looked like Snyder. She told him to go to Xander if he had any questions. Sami went to Xander and offered him a million dollars to admit that he had an affair with Nicole. He didn’t want to do it at first, but he was willing to do it if she threw in her necklace. Gwen came in and told Xander that the police were on to them. He told Sami to forget about the necklace. He would take the money. He said he would sing like a canary. When Sami left, Gwen told Xander it was only a matter of time before the police came for him. Eli showed up and asked Xander for the name and number of the friend who was drunk on the couch. Xander asked why he was investigating the case when Snyder died of natural causes. Eli said that information wasn’t released to the public yet. Eli continued to ask him questions.

Sami went to the Horton house to give Xander the money. Gwen told her he was arrested. Eli cuffed Xander in the interrogation room. Eli wanted him to tell him everything he knew about Snyder. Lucas went to EJ’s office. When Lucas was about to show him Kristen’s letter, Kate showed up. She thought he was there to judge her about her job since he was still upset about her pretending to be blind. She wanted him to leave, but EJ wanted him to stay. Lucas ended up leaving. EJ asked Kate if she thought Lucas was falling for Sami. Kate thought it was possible since he did it before. EJ said Lucas was going to have to accept the fact that he was back in Salem for good and has reconnected with Sami. Lucas ran into Philip at the pub. Philip told him he and Chloe were back together. Lucas was happy for him. Philip asked why he lied about having a brain tumor. Lucas told him what happened with Sami. He pulled out Kristen’s letter. He said he shouldn’t show it to EJ because Sami wouldn’t forgive him. Philip told him to fight dirty to get Sami. Philip told him to give EJ the letter but make sure EJ didn’t know it came from him.

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 Lucas wondered why Nicole wanted to find Kristen. She told him she wanted to prove that he and Sami had an affair. She said Theo couldn’t get Kristen’s number, but she would find another way to prove it. Nicole walked away. Brady told Xander that he knows he blackmailed Nicole into giving him a job. They argued until Nicole showed up. Xander told Nicole to shut Brady up before he left. Nicole and Brady talked about her marriage. She didn’t know if she had a marriage to save. She said it was her anniversary. He told her to take the day off. When Nicole went home, she saw flowers in a vase. She read the note on the table. Eric came out and told her happy anniversary. She was happy to see him.

Lucas called Sami and asked if she found Kristen’s letter. She told him Gabi and Jake read it, but she burned it. She said EJ would never know the truth. Lucas said he wasn’t sure about that. He said Nicole was determined to expose their affair. Sami told Lucas that things were good with EJ. She said she couldn’t let Nicole expose her affair. She hung up the phone. Lucas looked at the letter and said EJ might not find out the truth from Nicole. Lucas wanted to meet with EJ at his office. Sami went to the Horton house to meet Xander. She wanted to know the truth about him and Nicole. Jake and Gabi talked about Kristen’s letter. Jake wanted to use it, but Gabi thought they did the right thing. He said he needed something to take down EJ. She said she could help him with that. She said she would convince Philip to hire him. She said when Philip messed up, she would take over as CEO. She said she would take down DiMera. Jake loved the idea.

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Abe went to see John and Marlena. He told them what happened to him because of Paulina. He said people weren’t happy with him now because of Paulina and her plans for the Town Square. John and Marlena said it wasn’t his fault. Abe blamed himself. He said he’s mayor and he went to bat for her. Marlena asked if there was a way to stop it. Abe said Paulina did everything legally. Marlena asked if Paulina wanted to work things out. Abe said it was over. Paulina went to see Lani. Lani slammed the door on her. Paulina kept nagging Lani until she let her in. Paulina wanted to talk to Chanel, but Lani told her she wasn’t there. Paulina sent her a text. Lani told her all of the things she did wrong. Paulina begged Lani not to turn her back on her. Lani told her to leave. Allie asked Chanel about the kiss. Chanel said she was starting to have feelings for her beyond friendship. Allie said she felt the same way. She said she thought about her all the time. Allie said she was confused. Chanel said Allie and Tripp weren’t serious so they should see where things go between them.

Tripp showed up at Allie’s apartment. Chanel went for a walk so Allie and Tripp could talk. Allie told Tripp that she and Chanel kissed again. She said this time it was mutual. He asked where that left them. She said she wasn’t breaking up with him. She said she was confused, but he was the one she wanted. He said he wanted her to be happy. He said he cared about her. She said she cared about him. They kissed each other. Chanel ran into Paulina at the Square. Paulina said she would carve out a spot for a bakery. Chanel said she wanted nothing to do with her. Abe showed up in the Square. Chanel walked off. Paulina said she would do whatever it takes to make up for what she did. Abe told her to stop the demolition. When she didn’t answer, Abe said that was what he thought. He walked away. Julie went to the police station. She told Eli that Xander and Gwen killed Snyder. Eli said Snyder died of natural causes. Julie asked how he ended up in a lake with his clothes on. She asked about Gwen’s lie about the last time she saw him. Eli agreed to question Gwen.

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Ben and Ciara wanted to go to Justin for their situation. Ciara wanted him to get another lawyer, but Ben wanted her to get another lawyer. Ben tried to convince her not to divorce him. Justin also tried to convince her that she believed in him too. Bonnie asked Kayla to be her matron of honor. Jack talked to Steve about what’s going on with Gwen. He wanted to get his help investigating what she’s keeping from him concerning Dr. Snyder. Steve thought he knew something already about them. Theo went to see Chad and told him about getting married. He was excited for him. Theo told him about Ciara’s situation and he thought he was doing the right thing. Ciara continued to tell Ben about being a killer and how she wanted to marry Theo. Justin was surprised that she wanted to marry Theo. Ben thought Justin didn’t think she should marry Theo. Justin didn’t have a problem with it. Ciara said Theo was a good man and didn’t go to jail for murder like he did. Steve told Jack about the missing pills from the hospital. Jack wanted to know if he was accusing Gwen of being a drug dealer.

Xander and Julie argued after she caught him making out with Gwen. She felt like they were ruining her grandparents’ memory. He felt like they were invited in the house and she should be more hospitable. She told them to go somewhere more private. Chad noticed that Theo didn’t seem happy about marrying Ciara. He said he thought about what he told him. He talked to Chad about Ben trying to get Ciara to remember him. He continued to tell Chad about Ben’s actions. Chad hoped Ciara never got her memory back. Ciara and Ben argued over whether he would represent them. Ben thought Justin wouldn’t represent her because he knew the divorce was a mistake. They wanted to know what he was going to do. Bonnie felt that Kayla being in her wedding would make people see that her relationship with Justin was real. Justin decided not to represent Ciara or Ben.

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Sami threw Kristen’s letter in the fireplace. EJ saw her with a box of matches. He asked her why she was lighting a fire in July. She said she was cold. She wanted him to warm her up. After Sami and EJ made love, he blamed himself for their problems. He said they have allowed people to get in the way in the past. She said they wouldn’t do that again. When EJ went to sleep, Sami went downstairs. Sami wanted to make sure the letter was still in the fireplace. She lit a match. Johnny called her. Someone was watching Sami walk out of the room so she could talk to him. The person grabbed the letter out of the fireplace. Jack asked Gwen about her relationship with Dr. Snyder. She said there was no trouble. Jack didn’t believe her. He asked if she knew how Snyder ended up in the lake. Xander showed up and told Jack to leave it alone. Jack was suspicious. He asked if they were keeping something from him about Snyder. Gwen and Xander said they had nothing to hide. Jack said he cared about them and wanted to help them. When Jack left, Gwen yelled at Xander for overreacting all the time. He said he was trying to protect her. She said she didn’t need protection. He threatened to tell Jack about her miscarriage. She stopped him from leaving. He told her to let him go. She asked if he wanted that. He told her what he wanted. He kissed her.

Ben told Marlena that Ciara was marrying Theo. He said he knew Ciara was starting to get her memory back. He said he would fight hard for her. Marlena appreciated his effort, but she wondered what would happen if he lost the fight. He said he wouldn’t flip out and kill anyone. She said she wasn’t worried about that. She said he may get hurt. Marlena told Ben that Ciara might not remember him. She said Ciara didn’t want to be married right now. He didn’t care how long it took. He said he would wait forever. Ciara went to see Shawn. She told him she was engaged. He congratulated her. He said it was fast. He said she was still married to Ben. She said that was why she was there. She said she needed Belle to help her take Ben to court. Claire showed up to defend Ben. Ciara yelled at Claire. Shawn defended Claire when Ciara yelled at her. Claire told Ciara that she was sorry for what she did and was done begging for forgiveness. She said she would wait for the real Ciara to come back. She said this Ciara was a b*tch. Shawn agreed with Claire and defended Ben. Shawn said she used to believe in Ben. Shawn said it was Ciara’s choice to marry Theo, but she belonged with her husband. She said she wanted to be with Theo. She told Claire that she and Ben deserved each other. She said she would find another lawyer. Before Ciara left, she told Shawn to hide the matches.

 

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Lucas denied Nicole’s accusation that he slept with Sami. Nicole told him everything Chloe said. She said she knew Kristen had something on them. He said she didn’t have any proof. Nicole said she would get proof and walked away from him. Sami was nervous when EJ looked through the mail for Kristen’s letter. When he couldn’t find the letter, he wanted to go back upstairs to look for it. They kissed. They were interrupted when Lucas called. She left to take the call. Sami told Lucas that Kristen wrote EJ a letter. She said she didn’t have time to waste. She got off the phone so she could find it. Jake took the letter from Gabi. He read the letter out loud. He read that Sami had an affair with another man. Gabi was shocked. Jake thought that was better than business secrets because EJ would be gutted when he found out. Gabi read the letter. Gabi and Jake found out Sami had an affair with Lucas. Jake said EJ took DiMera from him so he was going to take Sami away from him. Gabi said he couldn’t do that because Sami was Arianna’s grandmother. Gabi said she wouldn’t ruin her marriage. Jake threw the letter in the garbage. She was happy and wanted to call her daughter. Jake looked at the garbage. When Gabi came back, Jake was gone. Gabi looked at the garbage and ran out.

Jake went to the DiMera mansion. He told EJ he was there to take him down. EJ wasn’t scared. Jake went in his pocket and said he had something for him. EJ thought it was a gun. EJ told him to shoot him. Jake thought about his conversation with Gabi. He said he wouldn’t hurt Gabi. Gabi ended up showing up. Jake gave Gabi Kristen’s letter. He said he couldn’t show EJ the letter because he loved her. When Jake left, Gabi gave Sami the letter. Gabi said she read the letter. Sami tried to say she didn’t sleep with Lucas, but Gabi didn’t believe her. Sami said she couldn’t lose EJ. Gabi said she knew that and that was why she was there to help. Sami thanked her, but Jake still knew. Gabi said she would deal with Jake. Sami read Kristen’s letter. She threw it in the fireplace, but couldn’t find any matches. She looked in the desk for the matches. EJ walked in and wanted to know what she was doing with a box of matches. Gabi confronted Jake for almost telling EJ about the letter. He said he couldn’t go through it because he loved her more than he hated EJ. He told her he loved her. He said nothing was more important than her. They kissed each other. Brady told Chloe that he was done with Kristen. He wanted them to be together. When she hesitated, he thought he had to earn back her trust. He said if he was lucky, he would earn her love. He kissed her. Philip came in and told him to get off of her. Brady told him he and Chloe were getting back together. Chloe told Brady that she was with Philip. Brady and Philip argued with each other. She told Brady that she cared about him, but she didn’t he would ever get over Kristen. Philip was smug while she was talking to Brady. Brady apologized and left.

 

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Kate talked to Lucas at the Pub. He was upset that she pretended to be blind. She said she didn’t mean to hurt anyone. She said she had to stick with her plan. Roman interrupted and thought he was upset about Sami and EJ. Kate said she was glad EJ was back because he gave her a job. She said she didn’t need the money. She said she was paying back Jake and Gabi. When Lucas left, Kate told Roman was right about her and Jake. Roman wasn’t happy about being right. He said he was afraid she wouldn’t be able to get over it. She said she was fighting back. He thought she was distracting herself so she didn’t have to care. Jake was in Rafe’s kitchen. Jake said he and Gabi moved in last night. Rafe was shocked. Gabi showed up and explained what happened with the DiMeras. Rafe didn’t get why she moved out of the house she owned because Jake didn’t live there anymore. Gabi tried to justify her decision. Philip called Gabi. When she got off the phone, she said she had to go back to the mansion to get mail that she left. Rafe told Jake that he didn’t like what he did to Kate. Rafe said he used her. He wondered if he was doing the same thing to Gabi. Jake said he and Kate were happy, but what he and Gabi had didn’t go away. Jake asked if he was with someone he cared about, but was thinking of someone else. Jake said things were fine until EJ showed up. He said he hated EJ. Rafe said he understood, but his sister better not get hurt.

Gabi went to the mansion and yelled at EJ for what he did to Jake. EJ said it was the right move. She said she and Philip would ruin DiMera. Sami ran after Gabi. Sami warned her not to make an enemy out of the DiMeras. Nicole talked to Chloe about proving Sami slept with Lucas. Chloe wanted to know why she cared. Nicole said she needed to get Sami under control. Chloe said she knew Sami and Lucas were up to something because she put Lucas up to saying he had a tumor. While they were talking about the situation, Chloe and Nicole realized that Kristen had something on Sami and Lucas. Kristen called Brady. She told him she missed him and Rachel. He said he had nothing to say to her. He changed his mind. He asked if he should frame the picture she destroyed of Chloe. Kristen apologized for that. He said it reminded him of why he couldn’t be with her. She attempted to defend herself, but he blamed her for Chloe almost dying. Kristen said he was in love with Chloe. Kristen told him to be with her. Brady went to work just as Chloe told Nicole that she hated Kristen. He understood why she felt that way. He told them about Kristen’s call. Nicole left them alone. He told Chloe about the picture he found in Kristen’s things. He said he kept it to remind himself how terrible Kristen was. He questioned how he could live someone like Kristen. He told Chloe that he wanted to be with her. Kristen called EJ to find out if he got the letter she sent him. Sami took the phone out of his hand. She was nervous when he said Kristen sent him a letter. When Gabi went to Rafe’s place, she saw that she took a letter addressed for EJ. Nicole ran into Lucas at the pub. She called him out for sleeping with Sami.

 

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Paulina told Abe that she did what she had to do to get the project done. She said when Chanel got involved, things were too far. Paulina said she would have lost too much money if she pulled out. Abe asked if she was as rich as she said. She said she wasn’t broke and would never be again. Paulina told Abe that she got involved with a rich older man when she didn’t have money. She said he controlled and abused her. She said when she got away, she promised that she would never be beholden to a man again. Abe asked Paulina about Chanel’s father. She said he was a good man who didn’t have any money. She was the one making money. She said they were happy. Abe thought it was a good story, but wondered if it was true. She said her feelings were real. He said he was embarrassed that he was played. She asked what it meant for them. He said they were done. He said Price Town would never see the light of day.

Ben locked the apartment door. He also blocked it so Ciara couldn’t leave. She asked if he had a necktie handy so he could strangle her. He said he would never hurt her. She said he was just like Vincent, Rhodes and Evan. Ben told her that she remembered their names. She said she didn’t remember. She said Hope and Theo told her their names. Ben said he wasn’t like the others. He opened the door and said she was free to go. Ben told Ciara about what he went through in order to find her when she was being held captive. She heard his voice when he found her in the rubble. When she looked lost, he thought she was starting to remember something. Theo showed up and told him to leave Ciara alone. Ben told Theo that Ciara was starting to remember. Ben said he saw it in her eyes. Theo thought he saw what he wanted to see. She said she didn’t remember anything. Ben said she remembered him in her heart. She told Theo that Ben ripped the divorce papers. She said she had to take him to court. Ben told Theo the only reason Ciara was marrying him was because she didn’t remember their love. Ben said Ciara was starting to remember. He said he didn’t want to see Theo get hurt. Ben told her that her love for him is still there. He asked her to tell him he’s wrong. She said he loved a girl she didn’t remember being. She said ahe would see him in court.

 

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Eli, Lani, Chanel and Abe wanted to know what Price Town was. Paulina said it was juat a working title. The foreman said they were turning the Town Square into a big box store. Paulina tried to deny what the foreman said, but Chanel said she saw the blueprints for one building. Paulina told everyone that she saw an opportunity for the community. She said she thought it would be easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Eli looked at the permit. Paulina said she was demolishing the whole Town Square. Paulina defended her project by saying it would create opportunities and money for all of Salem. Lani and Eli said the square was the twins’ legacy. Lani said they were giving Paulina back the money she gave for the twins’ tuition. Abe told the workers to stop the demolition. The workers left. Abe went to City Hall. Chanel couldn’t believe Paulina was doing this. She asked if Paulina ever believed in her. Paulina said Chanel could get a job at the store. Chanel said she didn’t want a job. She wanted a dream. She said she wanted to build something for herself. She called Paulina a liar and a cheat who didn’t care who she hurt to get what she wanted. When Chanel left, Abe came back. He asked what she was thinking.

Theo told Doug and Julie that he and Ciara were engaged. Doug and Julie were shocked. Theo said Ciara was asking Ben to sign the divorce papers. Julie asked if Ciara was getting her memory back. Theo said she wasn’t. He said the more time passed, the less likely she would get her memory back. Doug and Julie wondered what Theo was going to do if Ciara got her memory back. Eli and Lani went back to Julie’s Place with the Horton Square plaque. Julie was upset. Doug told Julie that Paulina was Lani’s aunt. Lani didn’t care what Julie said about her. Lani said what Paulina did made her sick. Theo said Abe would be able to stop her. Eli told Julie that the plaque would be where it belonged. Theo told Lani that he and Ciara were engaged. Lani was happy for them. He told her about Doug and Julie’s issues. Theo said he had to believe everything would be okay. Ciara told Ben that she and Theo were engaged. Ben didn’t believe her. He asked where the ring was. She took out the ring and put it on. He looked at the ring. She said she loved Theo and was going to marry him. She said she loved Theo. Ben said she didn’t love Theo the way she loved him. He said Theo was safe and familiar, but what they had was intense and passionate. She said that passion almost got her killed. Ciara gave Ben the divorce papers and told him to sign them. He ripped them up. He said there was no way he was going to let her end their marriage without a fight. She said he was obsessed. He said it was love. He said she would remember what they had. She said she didn’t care what he thought they had. She thought it was cruel that he was making it hard for her. She said she was taking him to court. He pulled out mementos of their time together. She said it didn’t mean anything to her. When she tried to leave, he locked the door. He said he couldn’t let her go.

 

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