Days Short Recap Friday, November 26, 2021

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Steve broke in the DiMera crypt and found Susan covered in blood. She was also holding a knife. She said she didn’t have a choice. She fell to the ground. John said she stabbed herself to protect her son. John said to take her to the mansion so she could get help. Steve came in with Susan and EJ asked what he did to her. Steve told him to call an ambulance. Tony went in the crypt and saw John. Anna came in with an ax. She used the ax on the shackles. They brought him to the house. John told everyone that Marlena was possessed again. Doug called Marlena the devil. Marlena called him delusional. Julie said she believed him. She wondered if they should call her Satan. Shawn said it made sense. Marlena asked Belle if she believed it. Belle wanted to hear what Doug had to say. Everyone told Marlena how she’s been acting. Marlena said she was Marlena. Shawn arrested her. Marlena said they were going to be sorry. Julie said the handcuffs wouldn’t hold the devil. Shawn said he didn’t have many options. Kayla got a message from Steve. He wanted her to meet him and John at the hospital. Marlena said Shawn couldn’t make her go where she didn’t want to go. She broke the cuffs. Marlena’s eyes were yellow. The lights started flickering. She said none of this had to happen. She said she had to cause more pain on the family. She grabbed Shawn’s arm and flung him across the table. He was unconscious.

Marlena said she had plans for Doug and Julie. Julie told her not today. Marlena picked up a knife from the table. She threatened them. Julie pulled out a rosary. She said love was her power. She said the god of love was stronger than the devil’s hatred. She said the devil couldn’t defeat them. Julie said it was over now that the truth was out. Marlena said it would never be over. EJ went to see Susan in the hospital. When she woke up, she told him Marlena was the devil. She said Marlena wanted her to kill him. He thought she was talking about Johnny’s movie. Steve didn’t believe it. Steve got a message from Kayla and left. Susan told EJ what happened with the devil. She said she couldn’t kill John not even to protect EJ. She said she thought the devil would accept her body as a human sacrifice. EJ couldn’t believe she was willing to die for him. She said she would do anything for him. She said a mother always protected her son. They said they loved each other. Steve met with Kayla and Belle. They told each other what was going on. Belle asked Anna about her father. When Belle was sure John was okay, she said Shawn had Marlena at the Horton house. She said he was taking her to the station. Anna and Tony went to the hospital and told Belle John gave them the slip. They said he was determined to get Marlena. John went to the Horton house. Shawn, Doug and Julie told him that Marlena went to fulfill her purpose.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Lucas and Philip talked about Chloe and Brady. Lucas wanted to know what was going on with them. Kate showed up and wondered the same thing. Lucas said he and Philip saw Brady and Chlie going in the Salem Inn together. Kate said it was predictable. She asked what happened when Philip confronted her. Philip said he didn’t. He said he was giving up on his jealousy and paranoia. He said nothing happened between Brady and Chloe. After they talked, Philip walked away. Lucas defended Chloe to Kate. Kate said he had reason not to trust Chloe too. They continued to argue about her. Lucas said if Chloe cheated, Philip was going to be furious. Brady told Chloe that he was picturing himself having sex with her on the conference table. He told her Marlena suggested that they have sex on the table. He apologized for telling her. She said the table has seen a lot of action. He wanted to know what she meant by that. She said one of their employees had sex on the table. He thought it was Nicole. He thought she slept with EJ. Chloe said it wasn’t EJ. They talked about Philip. Brady was shocked when she told him Philip didn’t tell her about seeing them go in the Salem Inn. She hoped that meant Philip trusted her and believed they were just friends. Philip showed up and heard Chloe tell Brady not to tell anyone about the sex on the conference table.

Ben told Marlena that Susan said his baby was in danger. Marlena didn’t believe it. He defended Susan. He said if it weren’t for Susan, he wouldn’t have found Ciara. He said he would always be open to what Susan says. Marlena said she understood, but she told him not to put his faith in Susan. He said he was worried that he was passing his evil genes to his baby. He said that was why he was there. Marlena said she would take care of Susan. She told Ciara that evil was coming from the baby. She couldn’t tell where it was coming from. She told Ciara she couldn’t force her visions. Susan tried to relax and fight through the darkness. Susan suddenly saw someone who enjoyed pain and suffering to anyone close to him. Ciara said she knew who it was. Ciara showed Susan a picture of Clyde. Susan got bad vibes from him, but it wasn’t him. Susan touched Ciara’s stomach again. She said she felt evil. Marlena walked in with Ben. She told Susan to get her hands off of Ciara. Susan was happy to see Marlena. She thought Marlena could help them. Marlena said she had to stop her. Susan was scared when Marlena stared at her and said she had to stop her. She told Susan to leave with her. Marlena brought Susan back to the penthouse. Marlena told Susan to stay away from Ben and Ciara. Susan said she wouldn’t. She said she felt evil and had to say something. She didn’t care if Marlena didn’t like it. Marlena grabbed her hand to stop her from leaving. Susan realized she was the evil one. Rafe told Nicole that Ava and Tripp saw Charlie. Nicole wondered how he was going to verify their stories. He said he sent units to check the graves. Nicole said if Ava was telling the truth about Charlie, they made a terrible mistake. He said he didn’t sleep with her in reaction to Ava. He said he wanted it to happen. She told him what they did mattered. She said it changed everything.  He said she needed him too. She asked if he told Ava what happened. He said he hadn’t told her yet. He said he was going to tell her. She told him she couldn’t say anything. She said she already betrayed her husband. She didn’t want to hurt her best friend. She said they had to forget what they did. He said he wasn’t going to let it end like that. Nicole didn’t give him a choice and left.

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Days Short Recap Monday, November 8, 2021

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Ava was glad to see Rafe when he came in the interrogation room. He asked her about the dead body in the kitchen. She told him Charlie killed him. She asked why he was being so cold to her. He said her fingerprints were the only ones on the knife. He asked about her meeting with Philip. She wanted to know why he didn’t show up when Shawn called him. He flashed back to having sex with Nicole. He wanted to tell her something. Tripp showed up at the police station to be there for Ava. Tripp told Rafe he saw Charlie last night. After Tripp told Rafe he saw Charlie, Rafe thought about Nicole telling him that she saw Deimos. Rafe left to check on Charlie’s grave. Mardevil was proud of the trouble she caused on Halloween. She brought up John and debated on finishing him off for good. Brady came in the room. He wanted her advice on what to do about Rachel. He said she was asking about Kristen. Marlena told him to tell Rachel the truth. He was confused by what Marlena told him. She called him out for having impure thoughts about Chloe. He said he was trying to respect her relationship with Philip. He said he had to accept the fact that he blew his chance with Chloe. Marlena told him to lay Chloe down on a conference table and show her how he felt. He was shocked. He said he wasn’t doing that.

Marlena told Brady to be honest about the woman he loved. She said her idea was the best option. She said it was bold and romantic. He said he was Chloe’s boss. Marlena said the conference table worked out for her and John. She said to tell Chloe how he felt about her. He agreed to do it. Nicole told Chloe that she had sex with Rafe. Chloe wanted the details. Nicole told her Deimos came back. She said she killed him. She said Rafe showed up and comforted her which led to them having sex. Chloe asked if it was only one time or was it the start of something. Nicole said she didn’t know. Susan went into Ben and Ciara’s apartment to tell them about their baby being in danger. Ciara didn’t believe her. Ben backed up Susan’s vision because her visions helped save Ciara. Ben wanted to hear her out. Ciara agreed to listen to her. Susan wanted to focus on her vision. She wanted to hold something. Ben suggested she hold Ciara’s belly. Susan put her hands on Ciara’s belly. Susan said she sensed evil. Susan said she didn’t mean to hurt her. She said she would leave. Ciara stopped her. She wanted to know if her baby was in danger. Susan put her hands on her belly. She said the evil was strong. She said the evil was coming from someone else.

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Days Short Recap Friday, November 5, 2021

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Kayla told Steve about Abby’s suspicions about Gwen. She also told him about Abby searching Snyder’s office. Steve said he had to clear Gwen’s name because she’s his niece too. He said he was sorry that Gwen was still keeping secrets since Jack thought she changed. Melinda told Xander he could leave the police station with the money, but if he did, she would tell Jack about Gwen’s secret. Xander acted as if he didn’t know what she was talking about. She said she overheard his and Gwen’s conversation. She said she found out how and when Gwen lost her baby. Melinda said she was going to take the money and start a legal defense fund which would help undocumented immigrants in honor of her daughter. She said she couldn’t help her daughter, but she could help someone else. He said it was a good cause, but why did she have to do it with his money. She said it was payback for how much his lies and actions cost people money. She said he wasted her time with his criminal acts. He gave her the money. Abby and Chad confronted Gwen about her lies. Gwen said she didn’t know what she was talking about. Gwen said she didn’t understand why Abby was being so awful to her about that horrible night. Gwen said she fell down the stairs and lost her baby. Abby said both statements were true, but not in that order. Jack was confused about what was going on. He said everybody knew that Snyder was blackmailing Gwen because she was a prostitute. Abby wanted Gwen to tell him the truth. Abby wanted her to tell him that secret was one of her many lies. He asked why Gwen would lie. Chad said the truth was worse.

Abby asked why would Gwen being a hooker be so shocking given all the terrible things she did to their family? She said Snyder was using something bigger to blackmail Gwen. She said when they argued, Gwen wasn’t pregnant anymore. Jack asked Gwen if it was true. Gwen said Abby was off her medication. She said Abby lied. Gwen asked if she had proof. Abby pulled out the medical report proving her case. Gwen said she could have Abby arrested for stealing her file. Jack read the medical report and realized Abby was telling the truth. Chad asked Gwen how she could do something so terrible. He said Abby had nothing to do with what happened to the baby, but she made her think she did. He said Abby felt so guilty that she left him and their children. Gwen tried to defend herself, but it didn’t work. Abby said Gwen wasn’t raised by loving parents so she didn’t know how to love. Abby said she was a toxic person. She didn’t want Gwen in her life. Jack couldn’t believe he didn’t see it coming. He asked how he could be so blind. He asked Gwen how she could do this. Gwen said Abby was wrong when she said she didn’t know how to love. Jack said she didn’t know how to treat people. Gwen said she cared about him. She said he made her feel grateful and safe for the first time in her life. She said she lied to him because she was afraid of losing him. Gwen told Jack that she thought any love he had for her would have been gone when he found out the truth. She said she was right. She called him her father. He told her she didn’t have the right to call him that anymore. She ran out the room.

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Days Short Recaps Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Victor told Maggie that Ava was arrested for suspicion of killing Carmine. Victor was happy that she was behind bars. Justin came in and said the prison had some vacancy thanks to Victor and Steve. Justin said he wouldn’t be disbarred since Melinda dropped the charges against him. Maggie was glad and wanted to know what Melinda got out of it. Victor said he hired Steve to find Kristen to Melinda. Justin thanked him for what he did for him and Bonnie. Victor was shocked to see Bonnie out of prison. Victor said he only arranged for Justin and Xander to be released. Bonnie said Steve made arrangements so the deal would include her and Gwen. Justin told Victor that he thought he did something nice for a change. Victor said he did something nice. He said he didn’t do it for Bonnie. Maggie told Victor to let it go. She said Justin and Bonnie wanted to put the mess behind them. Justin wanted to get married. Bonnie was excited. Justin said he needed to call the justice of the peace. He said he had to call Steve and Kayla. When Justin and Bonnie left to change, Victor said he was going to kill Steve. Jack thanked Steve for coming through for him and getting Gwen out of prison. Steve said he owed Gwen a second chance wince he was given many changes. Jack said he has been given chances too. He said Gwen has changed. He said she was done lying and scheming. Gwen and Xander were released. Melinda told Gwen that she was out because of Steve and Victor. Melinda said she got the woman who murdered her daughter. When Melinda was about to leave, Xander told her about giving him his money back. She told him to come back in an hour.

Chad went to see Kristen. She asked where EJ was. Chad said he wasn’t coming. He gave her a letter from EJ. She read that EJ couldn’t take her case because it would look bad for business. He said he would help her behind the scenes. Kristen told Chad she was going to be in prison for the rest of her life without EJ’s help. Chad said he hired a good lawyer. She said EJ was a coward for not telling her to her face. She thanked Chad for coming to support her. She said she was in this mess because of Victor. She said she should stab him in the heart. Melinda went to the interrogation room. She rubbed it in that Kristen was going away for a long time. She said she was going to make sure of it. Kristen apologized for killing Hailey. She said it was an accident. Melinda told her to shut excuses. She said she lost her daughter because of her so she was returning the favor by taking Kristen away from Rachel. Abby wanted Kayla’s help to prove that Gwen was lying ti her father. Abby told her about Snyder blackmailing her for trafficking drugs to keep her father from finding out she was a prostitute. Abby said that was probably a lie. Abby said Gwen was hiding so something. She asked if she could look around Snyder’s office. Kayla let Abby in Snyder’s office. There was only his possesseions left. When Kayla left, Chad showed up. He helped her look around the office. He found a medical record in a book. Abby looked at it. She said it was Gwen’s miscarriage. Abby said the report of the on the exam and finding out about the miscarriage happened before their argument. They went to confront Gwen about it.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Allie was shocked when she saw Charlie. She didn’t believe he was real. She thought it was a trick. He told her to take off his mask. He said it didn’t come off. He said he wasn’t after her. He wanted his son. He said she did whatever she had to do to keep his son away from him, but now he was going to take Henry from her. She cried out for help. He told her that he wanted to know where his son was. She told him Ava loved Tripp better than him. When she refused to tell him where Henry was, he threatened to kill her. Nicole was shocked when Deimos was at Basic Black. He said they had unfinished business. She thought Rolf was behind this. Deimos said it was someone more evil. He said he still held a grudge against her for killing him. They got into an argument. She stabbed him.with scissors. He fell to the floor. When she didn’t find a pulse, she called Rafe. Nick scared Gabi. She told herself he wasn’t there. He said it wasn’t a dream. He reminded her of the times she tried to kill him. She said it was premeditated murder. She said she confessed to the murder. She told him that she paid her debt to society. He said he cared about the debt she owed him. Nick said he wasn’t going to kill Gabi. He said killing her would be too easy. He said he would kill Jake instead so she could live with his blood on her hands. She asked him not to kill Jake, but he said it was too late. He said he had an empty grave and was going to put it to good use.

Tripp ran into Ava. She told him she saw his brother and he killed someone. He said it didn’t make sense. She said Charlie was going to kill her, but she got away. Tripp said it was like what happened when Charlie drugged her. She said it wasn’t. She said it was real. She wanted to warn Allie. He said Henry was safe. He said she was imagining things. Rafe called Eli and told him there was a body in his kitchen. Eli came over with the police. Rafe said the body was Carmine. Rafe thought Ava was responsible for what happened. He said Carmine worked for her when she was running the mob. Rafe wasn’t sure what to believe. He got a call saying Jake escaped from lockup. Rafe and Eli wondered if Gabi was behind it. Rafe left the house. Ava and Tripp showed up and saw Carmine getting taken out of the house. Eli told Ava that he had to take her down to the station. She said Charlie did it. She wanted to talk to Rafe. She told Tripp to check on Allie. When Tripp went to Allie’s place, he saw Charlie holding her. When Rafe went to the police station, he got information on how Jake escaped. Nicole called Rafe and told him she had an emergency at her office. Eli asked Ava some questions in the interrogation room. She told him Charlie came back from the dead. Eli thought she needed to see a doctor. Rafe went to Nicole’s office. She told him she stabbed Deimos with a pair of scissors. When she showed Rafe the body, the body was gone.

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Days Short Recap Friday, October 8, 2021

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Gabi told Jake about Philip’s blackmail. She asked him if he killed a man. Jake didn’t want to talk in public. He wanted to talk at home. She said Ava was there. He wondered if she was the one behind it. He asked where else Philip could have gotten the information. When Jake and Gabi went to their room, he told her Ava was trying to make peace earlier. Gabi asked him again if he killed somebody. He said he didn’t, but he wasn’t innocent. He said he made business owners pay the Vitalli’s for protection.Jake told Gabi that his partner Carmine went to scare a man named Jed who was late with his payment. Carmine beat him to death. Gabi said Carmine was Philip’s witness. He told her that he tried to stop Carmine. She believed him. He said it was the worst day of his life. She said she understood. She told him about Nick. Jake asked her what Philip wanted her to do. She said she had to choose between him and Gabi Chic. She said she wasn’t losing him. Gabi wanted to call Philip and tell him her decision. Jake stopped her from calling. He said he couldn’t let Philip take her company. He said they had to find another way to stop Philip.

Marlena read an article about Doug attacking Julie. The devil told her how easy it was to get rid of Doug. He said they could have fun, but she didn’t want to do it. John showed up. She told him the article about Doug made her upset. Ben called Marlena to make an appointment. She agreed to meet with him. John wanted to know what was going on with her. She said she had to meet with Ben. She said she couldn’t help Doug, but she could help Ben. Marlena pulled out her recorder for her session with Ben. The thought about the devil talking through her. Ben asked if she was okay. He told her he wanted to see her because he had concerns about having a baby. Ben told Marlena that he tried to make amends for what he did, but he didn’t know if he should risk having a child who could do the same thing. He said his guilt and shame would never leave him. He didn’t want to risk his child having the same issue. She apologized to him. He thanked her for seeing him. When he was about to leave, the devil talked to Marlena through the recorder. He told her to convince Ben to have the baby. Maggie went to see Julie. They talked about Summer and Doug. Ciara showed up. Julie told her Doug was in isolation until he was evaluated. Julie said she told Hope not to come home. Ciara couldn’t believe Doug would attack her. Julie said he didn’t. Julie said Doug didn’t hit her. She didn’t believe he had dementia, but he was losing touch with reality. Maggie told Julie he would never lose her. Julie wanted to hold on to that.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Jack went to see Gwen in jail. They talked about her being in jail. She asked him to give a message to Xander. Xander and Justin talked about what Victor could give Melinda in order for her to let them go. Xander was shocked that Victor wanted to help him since they weren’t getting along with each other. Justin let him know that he was family. A guard came into the cell to get Justin. Jack went to see Xander. Jack let him know that Gwen wanted to take the blame for everything that happened. Xander said she couldn’t do that. Xander told him that Victor was working on a deal to get him out of jail. Jack was curious as to what Victor could be working on with Trask to be able to make a deal like that. The guard brought Justin to the interrogation room. Bonnie was handcuffed to a chair. He told her that he was still her lawyer since he wasn’t disbarred yet. The guard told them they had five minutes to talk. She cried over what she has done to him. He told her to stop crying. He told her he loved her. She told him to look out for himself. She said he needed to do whatever he could to get out of there. He told her about the deal Victor made. He said there was hope for them. He said no matter what happened, he still wanted to marry her.  When Bonnie went back to her cell, she told Gwen about her visit with Justin. Justin and Jack ran into each other at the squad room. Justin thought about Xander telling him Gwen was keeping a secret from Jack. Justin told Jack that finding out the truth could end up making things worse. Abby showed Chad an article about Gwen being arrested. He thought Gwen offering herself to a judge was too much even for her. Abby said Gwen used to be a prostitute, but she didn’t believe Gwen did it. They talked about what Gwen could be covering up. Abby said it would be bad if Jack finds out what Gwen did. Chad didn’t want to think about Gwen. He wanted to focus on their family. She said she couldn’t do that. She said Snyder must have known about something Gwen did to Jack. She said she had to protect her father so they had to find out what Gwen did. She thought Kayla might have been able to find out something from Snyder’s office.

Kayla talked to Steve about Marlena. Kayla told him she was upset that Marlena was keeping Julie from Doug. Steve told her Victor wanted him to find Kristen in exchange for Justin and Xander’s freedom. They didn’t think it was fair for Justin and Xander to be free while Bonnie and Gwen stayed in jail. Steve said he had a plan. He said when he found Kristen, he would tell Melinda to let all four of them go. Kayla thought that plan was dangerous. She thought it was dangerous because of Victor and Kristen. Kayla said Kristen killed people. She wanted to know how he would track her down. EJ and Nicole showed up. Steve thought he had a way to track Kristen down. When EJ and Nicole got a table, Steve and Kayla wondered what EJ might know about Kristen. Kayla didn’t think EJ would sell out Kristen. Steve thought Nicole might do it. Kayla thought they should get Nicole alone. Nicole brought the kiss to EJ. He apologized if he overstepped by kissing her. She said it wasn’t a good idea. He said it could be fun to see what happened between them. Kayla went over to their table. She pretended to be drunk. She spilled a drink on EJ. He went to the bathroom to clean up. When EJ left, Steve and Kayla asked Nicole about Kristen. Nicole said she wished she could help, but she didn’t know anything. Steve said there could be answers in EJ’s phone. Nicole said he could look at the phone. When EJ came back, Steve and Kayla left the table. Steve told Kayla he could trace EJ’s phone and might be able to track down Kristen.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Chloe told Brady she had a fight with Philip and moved out. Brady was thrilled that she broke up with Philip. She said she didn’t break up with him. She said she planned on moving out once she recovered. She said she and Philip were taking things slow. She said there was a chance for them if Philip got his act together. She said she loved him in high school and wasn’t ready to give up on him. Brady told Chloe that she could move in with him. She said that would make Philip furious. Brady said she wouldn’t be living with him. He said she would be living with John and Marlena. Chloe didn’t want to take the risk so she decided to move in the Salem Inn. Kate ran into Philip. She noticed he was sad. She said he was always sad because of Chloe. He told her Chloe moved out. Kate asked if he was just saying that because she wanted to hear it. She told him to accept the break up with some dignity. He reminded her that she pretended to be blind and have amnesia to keep Jake. Kate said she felt bad for Philip, but she couldn’t stand seeing Chloe hurt him all of the time. He said it wasn’t her fault. He told her it was his jealousy over Brady. At the pub, Roman told Lucas that he wasn’t funding Johnny’s movie. Kate and Philip showed up. Lucas advised Philip to give Chloe some space and stay away from Brady. Kate told Philip to break up with Chloe.

Roman was uncomfortable with Kate. She wanted to know why. He said she made it clear she wasn’t interested in him the way he was in her. He said they could stay friends. She said they were friends. He said she didn’t treat him like a friend. Kate told Roman that she didn’t like how he was right about Jake. She said it would be embarrassing to hear him say he told her so. She said she stayed away so she wouldn’t have to hear him say he told her so. He said he was sorry that he was right. He said Jake was a moron for not seeing how great she was. Marlena thought about the things she did when she was possessed. The devil told her they were one. John knocked on the door. Marlena was reading the script. She was wearing sunglasses. He asked her why she was wearing sunglasses. She said she was getting the glare off the pages. He said the last time she was wearing sunglasses inside was when she was possessed. John told Marlena that she has been acting strange lately. He said it wasn’t just the sunglasses. He said she changed her mind about the movie. He said she went from having nightmares to letting Johnny do the movie. She said she did it so she could stop all the whispers. He wanted her to take off the sunglasses. She was insulted, but took off the glasses. Marlena asked John if he was satisfied when she took off the glasses. He said he was relieved. He said he was concerned. He said she hasn’t been herself lately. He said he wasn’t the only one who felt that way. He said Kayla came by to ask why she wouldn’t let Doug have any visitors. Marlena said Doug was dangerous. She said he hit Julie in the head. When John kept pressing her about Doug, she was getting upset. She said Kayla needed to come to her if she had any concerns. He apologized to her and left the room.

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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 told Nicole that he was grateful that she told him about Sami and Lucas. EJ said he felt liberated that the truth was out. Nicole said he was hiding how he really felt. He was upset. He said Sami was done making a fool of him. Nicole understood his anger but felt his pain. She said she could relate. She said he should face it head on or it would eat him alive. EJ told Nicole he was going to focus on DiMera and Johnny. EJ asked her to talk to him. She said EJ keeping Johnny from pursuing his dream would make him prove EJ wrong. EJ regretted asking Nicole for her help. EJ said he would change Johnny’s mind.

Claire saw Ciara when she went home. Ciara told her she was grateful to her. Ciara said she would have never remembered how much she loved Ben. Ciara apologized for the way she talked to her. Ciara said she wanted to be close again. Shawn came 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

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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