Days Short Recap Friday, January 27, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Allie walked in and saw Johnny and Chanel hugging. Allie yelled at them for cheating on her. They told her they were wishing each other well in their relationships. Allie didn’t believe them. He said she sounded like their jealous mother. She said he was acting like his self-absorbed father. They argued over whose father is worse. Chanel stopped them from arguing. She told him to leave. Allie said she would let Wendy know he stopped by and hooked up with her girlfriend. Wendy showed up. He tried to talk to Wendy, but she left. He yelled at Allie before he left. Chanel told Allie that nothing was going on between them. Allie said that was what Alex said. Chanel said she was a hypocrite for going to Alex. She wondered why Allie couldn’t trust her when she wasn’t the one who cheated before. Allie said she cheated on Tripp with her. They apologized to each other. Chanel wanted to stop arguing before they said something they didn’t like. Allie thought they should take a break. Chanel packed and said she would stay with her mother. Johnny found Wendy at the park. He told her nothing was going on with Chanel. He told her that he almost kissed her. Wendy asked if he still had feelings for Chanel. He said he would always care for her. He said Chanel was committed to Allie. He said he liked her. He asked if he could take her out on a date. She said she would like to, but things were complicated right now. She wanted to know if they were in it for the right reasons. He said they could go out when things settled down. She said she would like that.

Eric tried to calm Sloan down after her argument with Paulina and Nicole. Sloan said she hoped Nicole realized that he moved on. She said it was time for Nicole to move on. She said her food was cold, so he got her some chowder. She didn’t like the chowder. He said he hoped his father never heard that. Roman walked in and heard her talking about it. She hoped he wouldn’t hold it against her. He said he wouldn’t, but he would hold the fact that she was going after Abe and Paulina. He said they were like family. He said nothing was more important than family. Sloan said that was why she was going after Paulina and Chanel. They talked about why she wanted to sue them. Sloan left to take a call. Roman asked Eric about Sloan. Eric defended her. Roman asked him about Nicole. Eric said it was over between them. Nicole tried to talk EJ into having sex with her. He said she wasn’t in the right mind to make decisions like that. She told him she was fine, before she threw up. When she was finished throwing up, she told him she couldn’t believe she threw herself at him. He said it was hard to turn her down. He said she was too drunk to know what she was doing. She didn’t think it made sense when she didn’t drink that much. She wondered if something was wrong with the champagne. He said he had some and he was fine. He brought her some tea and toast. She thanked him for being a gentleman. She said everything she did wasn’t because of the alcohol. She said she was ready to move on from Eric. She asked if he was willing to move on with her. He wanted to know if they were going to have a relationship or sex. She asked if they could figure it out as they go. He was willing to do it. He said he was willing to have either one. He said they should go out on a date and see where it would lead them. Gabi called Li and told him she and Stefan had a fight. She wanted to know if they could talk. He said he would be waiting for her. She went to his room and told him she was right about her wasting her time with Stefan. She said she wanted to be with him. He was shocked about her changing her mind. She said she wanted to give their marriage a second chance. He put the ring on her finger. He asked what they were going to do now. She said they never consummated their marriage. He was willing to do that. She told him to take a shower first. While he was in the shower, she searched his room. She found his burner phone and called a repeated number. Rolf answered the phone. She told him she needed his help, and she wasn’t going to take no for an answer. She said he would be back in the DiMera good graces if he does what she says. She said he would also stay out of prison. She told him to come back to Salem as soon as possible. Before she could leave, Li came out of the bathroom.

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Days Transcript Friday, January 27, 2023

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won again. Are you sure you’re not letting me win? Why would I do that? I, uh, I don’t know. You know, my mom just went off the deep end and my stepmom just died, and I feel terrible about both those things. I’m not that good a person. Hmm. I always play to win. Oh, okay. Well then I will accept my victory and thank you for keeping me company all day.

I was happy to be here. You sure I saw you checking your phone every a few minutes? I was not. Hmm.

Okay. Maybe I thought I’d hear from Johnny. I am sure he is just busy with family stuff.

Are you kidding me right now, Courtney? Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt this special moment. Look, this is not what you think. Okay? Okay. So my brother and my girlfriend weren’t just about to cheat on me. No, Allie, take it easy. Okay. It was just a friendly hug. Well, this is the second time that I’ve caught the two of you getting cozy together.

Obviously something is going on and I would like to know.

Why do I let Chanel’s mom get to me time? Pauline is a formidable woman. All right. Just try not to let her get to you. Enjoy breakfast. Not only has she ruined my entire life, but she’s also ruined my pancakes. They’re ice cold. All right, let me warm up for you. No, that’s okay. I’m not even hungry. I mean, how can I eat after I have to deal with both Nicole and Paul in the same day?

Yeah. I’m really sorry. Things got outta hand between you and Nicole,

whatever. At least now she knows that you’ve moved on and hopefully she realizes that it’s time for her to do.

Nicole, what you doing? Whatcha doing me right?

Hey, are you home? I was hoping I could stop by really? I thought you said you couldn’t stand being in the same room as me. Well, I just had a little run in with Stephan and got ugly. Did he hurt you? No. No, nothing like that. I just just wanna talk. Is that all right? Of course. I’ll be waiting. Okay. See you soon.

Stephan, I’m gonna get you deprogrammed, whether you like it or not.

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Hey. Hey. Thanks for bringing this by. Yeah. Special batch of chatter for you and the family. I’ll make sure Dad eats some. Yeah. Is uh, is he around? No, him and Steph just went to St. Luke’s to make arrangements, but they should be home soon. Okay. Oh, hi, I, I’m, uh, Roman Brady. I’m, uh, Tripp’s uncle. Oh, yeah. I’m, I’m sorry.

Uh, uncle Roman. This is Wendy Shin. Hi. Nice to meet. Uh, I’m so sorry to hear about your wife and your sister. Well, thank you. If I may, I met Dr. Johnson in Hong Kong and she was a tonal badass that she was. Yes. Uh, So what’s with Shiner kid? Uh, it’s just a weird thing at the park, but it’s all good now.

All right. Look, I’m telling you, there’s nothing going on between the two of us. And why are you here? I came over to see Wendy. Okay. And since she wasn’t here, you decided to throw yourself at Chanel. We were just talking and hugging. Do not forget that I, I wouldn’t cheat on you. Oh, no you wouldn’t because you admitted to me last night that you and Johnny almost kissed.

So how far would you have gone today? All right. Stop it, Allie. Yeah. I am glad that I stopped it by walking through that door because if I hadn’t, the two of you might be having sex on that couch right now.

Can I at least heat that up for you? That’s just gonna make them rubbery. Let me get you something else. How about my family’s famous clams Chowder for breakfast. Considering an early lunch, I mean, it will warm your soul and rain. Now your soul needs to warming up. It’s on the house. All right. You can’t say no.

I can never say no to you.

Well, I, I, I, I, I, I’ve, I don’t think this is a good idea. Ah, why the hell not? Well, for one thing, you’re still upset about Eric. Ah, please. I don’t care about Eric, and obviously he doesn’t care about me. He and Sloan are probably somewhere off doing it, like rabbits. This is what I’m talking about. Well, I’m talking about how slow, I’m like to rub this in my face, so I’m gonna rub this in her face.

I don’t think Sloane would care if you and I slept together. Hi. Now rub it near it’s face. Yeah, the whole goose scanner thing. Wait a minute, IOR. Oh, let’s just do this.

Okay. You sure you don’t want me to stick around? At least until your family comes back, I will be fine. Okay. You are officially relieved of your babysitting duties. I wasn’t babysitting. I actually like hanging out with you, even though I do have to occasionally throw the controller. You swear you aren’t letting me win.

I told you I’m not that generous. You on the other hand, you are a good guy. You did something nice earlier. What did I do? Oh, and Roman asked about your eye. You didn’t rat out Johnny. Yeah. Well my family’s going through enough. Like I said, he apologized, so we’re cool still. You probably saved him a lecturer.

Two from his grandfather. You didn’t have to. Okay. Yes, you’re right. I’m a hero. So you are gonna be sticking around Salem for a while? Yeah, I’m not sure. At least through the funeral. Well, if, uh, you ever need to talk or crush someone at two k. Feel free to hit me up. Thanks, Wendy. I appreciate it.

Will you stop overreacting right before you just walked in here? I was telling Chanel that I’m happy you two were together and I was telling Johnny I was happy he found Wendy. What you saw was just us wishing each other. Let’s just chill. Okay. Okay. Well maybe I could just chill. If the two of you hadn’t almost kissed last night, it was a dumb, impulsive moment and it will never happen again.

Why would I believe that? Because it’s the truth. All right, well, you stop. You’re getting yourself all worked up over nothing and all this jealousy you’re starting to sound like, like Mom, were you just about to say, I sound like Mom. I. You take that back right now. Why would I, you are acting exactly like her.

You’re jumping to conclusions, you’re throwing a tantrum. You’re making it all about you. Okay. Well, you know what? I think that you’re acting like your dad. How, uh, EJ makes moves on women who are already taken, like Aunt Bell or mom when she was race. Oh, all right. I am not making moves. Of course you are.

And just like your father, you don’t care about the relationships that you ruin as long as you get what you.

Nicole, Nicole, stop. Stop. Stop, stop, stop. What is the problem? A New year’s you avan us getting together. Yes. And you put the breaks on. Remember, you said you wanted to stop making impulsive decisions. Okay, well, it’s been almost a month, so there’s nothing impulsive about it. You made it very clear. That you weren’t ready.

Mm-hmm. . But now I am ready. Oh. Looks like you are too. . What? What? Why are you doing this? Hey, Jay, don’t you want me ? Of course. Of course I do.

Then why do you keep pulling? Because I don’t think you are in the right mind to make an informed decision. Why not? Common parlance my drunk is a skunk.

Hi, come on in. Thanks. Sorry, I’m kind of sweaty. I was, I was at the gym working off my frustration over getting fired. DJJ fired you? Yeah. Came by Bright and nerdly to do it in person. I guess that’s not surprising, but I’m sorry. Thank you. So what happened with Stefan? Well, I was at the Demir state, um, trying to convince Stefan yet again to get Deprogrammed.

You don’t give up to. No, it’s not in my nature. I mean, I tried to remind him of, you know, the love that we used to share, but he just doubled down and was calling me vicious names, telling me I’m a terrible person. Mm-hmm. . I hate that he’s doing that too. Thank you. Why you telling me all this? Gabby? Is it so you can yell at me again for brainwashing, Stephan, for turning him against you?

No, Lee, that’s not why I’m here. And why are you.

I am here to say that you’re right when it comes to Stephan, I’m wasting my time and the person that I should be with is you.

What did you say? You heard me? Okay, then I’m going off the rails and hurry. You don’t get to criticize my father when yours is in prison for kidnapping mom. Oh, you really think my dad has committed more crimes than yours? Oh, you better watch out Chanel if all starts to feel too insecure, she might have you kidnapped little.

Okay. That is enough. Stop it. Both of you. Did you hear what he just said to me? I heard what you both said, Johnny. And it’s time for you to go. Yeah, it’s fine by. If we tell Wendy that I stop by. Yeah. Okay. And I’ll make sure to tell her that when she wasn’t here. You hooked up with my girlfriend instead.

What?

Hm

mm. Seriously? You, you’ve never had cle char. It’s good. I mean, it’s substantial.

Are you saying you don’t like our famous chowder? Uh, no. I’m just saying that, um, warm milk and clams not really my thing. Okay. First of all, it’s just heavy cream. It sure is. Okay. You know what? I had completely judged your character. I don’t think we can be friends after this. Look, I’m not saying it’s not good chowder, you know, I’m just, I’m a little bit more of a chicken noodle.

Traditionalist chicken noodle. That’s it. Out out. I want you, Adam, you’re kicking me out into Yes, you can take your blasphemy over to Julie’s place and you and Paul. Y’all can enjoy your spongy little noodles and chicken cubes. I didn’t realize you took your chowder so seriously. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?

That is a famous Brady recipe. And if my father heard you despairing his moss chowder, oh my God. It’s like putting the knife to his heart. Well then I’m so glad that you’re gonna keep this between the two of us because I would hate for your dad to know that. Um, I actually kind of hate it. Yeah, you certain.

Good morning to hear that.

Excuse me. There is nothing skunky about me. No, but you are inebriated. Inebriated as in chimpanzee. I don’t get it. I’m not drunk. It’s a skunk and a drunk. With a monk. I understand. Okay. Like I can’t be drunk. I just had one measly mimosa and maybe teeny tiny champagne chaser. Tiny. And nevertheless, it has hit you pretty hard.

Oh, stop. I can find, see. Perfectly fine. Oh, oh God. Oh, oh, oh. The room. Spinning. I’m gonna be sick, Nicole.

I have to say, this is very surprising. The last time I saw you, you dumped a bucket of ice on my head. I was upset clearly. I mean, can you blame me after everything that you did? I suppose not, but Gabby, that doesn’t explain the sudden 180

after I calmed down, I, I thought about what you said and I wouldn’t have even bothered you if I didn’t feel like there was some sort of passion between us.

So you admitted.

I admit that I, I feel emotions around you. I feel them very strongly. You are right. You are right about a lot of things. Like what? You and I are the same. We, we both go to drastic measures for what we want and. Stephan would never love me the way that you do and that you and I belong together. You didn’t want to hear it.

I know, but that was then, and I mean, after everything that happened today, I, I can’t deny it. Gabby, what are you saying? I’m saying I need to give up on stuff and, and really give our marriage a try.

Nicole, how are we doing in there? You okay?

Oh, don’t, don’t look at me. Why? Because this is so embarrassing. There’s no reason to be embarrassed. Ah, yes. I, I practically jumps you in. You turn me down, and then I puked like a freshman at a frat party.

I’m flattered, you know, flatter that I threw up. I’m flatter that you wanted to be with me. Trust me, it was hard to turn you down and why did. Because you were too drunk to know what you were doing. Ah, this doesn’t make any sense. I mean, I only had a, a drink and a half. I mean, everyone knows I can hold my liquor.

You said you didn’t have breakfast. Yeah, but still I’m Nicole freaking walker, the goat. Even restaurants won’t serve me bottomless mimosas because I put ’em out of business. . Hey, even LeBron James has an off day. Yeah.

Unless, unless, unless something was wrong with the champagne. Maybe, but I had some and I’m fine.

And what happened to me,

Sloane? This is my dad. Dad, this is Sloane Peterson. Mr. Brady, it’s a pleasure to meet you, and I’m very sorry to hear about what happened to your wife. Thank you. I appreciate that. Even if. Do hate my chatter. Oh, first of all, let me just say I hate all Clem chowder. I’m not sure that’s helping. Uh, anyway, I’m extremely grateful for the hospitality, and I hope you don’t hold us against me.

Of course. Now what I do hold against you is the way you’ve gone after Paulina Price and retire. Dad is married to a carver who happens to be my best friend, which makes her family. There is nothing more important than me than family. I feel the same way, which is why I won’t stop until Paul and Chanel have both paid for their crimes.

They took my parents from me, and I’m not gonna stop until they’ve both been brought to Justice.

Wendy, I was not hooking up with Chanel. Allie just completely misread. You don’t need to explain yourself to me. You can do whatever you want.

You know, you’re right. You’re nothing like mom. Thanks, lassis.

Where are you going? To the office to do some work? Mm-hmm. I don’t think so. We are gonna talk this out. I’m not really in the mood. I thought you said you came home to work things out with me. Yeah. And then I saw you in my brother’s arms. I told you it was totally innocent. You knew that. I was really upset about the two of you Almost kissing last night.

Why would you think it’s okay to have him over and give him a hug for the ump? Empty time? Johnny and I are just friends. You have nothing to worry about. Yeah. That’s what. Hold up. You went to see Alex.

I missed you so much. I missed you too. Are are, are you serious about this? About giving our marriage a try? I’m gonna show you how serious I am.

The vows that we took to love each other for better or worse, I don’t take them lightly. So you’re giving up on Stephan? He gave up on, on me a long time ago. I just couldn’t see it. So am I The consolation of prize probably. I I loved you before Stephan came back, but yes, I had a hard time accepting it.

But the Stephen. That I used to love is gone for good, and I believe you. I believe that we can get back to where we used to be. I can’t believe this. How do we start? What’s our first step? Well, we never did consummate our marriage.

You wanna consummate our marriage. Now, I wanna feel close to you again. Every time we made love, we had this deep connection. Absolutely. And if we could get to being close like that again, it, it could go towards building our relationship. Don’t you agree? Y Yeah. I mean, This is incredible. Well then why are you hesitating, Gabby?

I, I, I just wanna make sure this is what you really want. This is what I want. I, I wanna make this a real marriage. I wanna commit. I’m ready to commit. Great. Well, you think you could do a little favor for me first? Anything. Well, you mentioned you went to the gym, so maybe you could take a shower first.

Yeah, I, I can handle that and uh, in the meantime I’ll get undressed please. Leo, you have no idea how you meet.

There has to be something in here that will get rough, and I know your loyalty is with Aen, his family, but this is a complicated situation. I’m not saying. Lost her mother because Chanel pushed her off a building. From what I understand, that was self-defense. Well, Chanel and her mother are lying about that.

ARD didn’t think so well. I believe that the American judicial system will come to a different conclusion. Yeah. Hebe told me that you are suing for wrongful death. That’s right. And I expect to be vindicated. Yeah. My advice would. Drop to vendetta and move on. Dad still has every right to pursue the case.

The hell she does, all she’s doing is causing more pain. Haven’t we all had enough of that? You know what I, um, I really don’t wanna get between the two of you and cause more attention, especially at a time like this. I think I’d better just go some we’re in the middle of a lunch date.

This is a client. It shouldn’t take long, but maybe it will give you and your dad a time to sort through some things.

Can’t you just give Sloan a chance? What? You two getting serious? No, but I like. What about Nicole? Nicole? Me. You’re over. All right, we moved on. I’ve heard that before. You sure this time?

Tea and toast. The over indulges Best friend. Oh, thank God. I thought you were gonna bring me more. Your mimas yucky hangover here. Hey, that cure works. Yeah. Even if it is a little bit disgusting. Hopefully this makes you feel better. No, it couldn’t make me feel worse. That’s the spirit.

Thank you. My pleasure. No, I mean. Thank you for being a gentleman earlier.

I can’t believe it means to fool myself. You didn’t. I did, but I, I want you to know ej, that not everything I said and did was because the alcohol.

I am sick of pining over.

Eric’s not the same person. I used to love Anna to move on, and if you’re willing,

I’d like to move on with you.

Wendy. Hey, I told you I don’t need you to explain anything. Okay. It’s not like we’re a couple. Yeah. Well, yeah, but I mean, we’re, we’re what we kissed on New Year’s Eve. We haven’t even gone on a date yet. So if you’re hooking up Chanel, I mean, that’s totally, I told you I’m not hooking up with Chanel, but Allie said this.

Yeah, Allie said what she said because she’s in a fight with Chan. She wanted to mess things up with you to hurt me, so there’s nothing going on with you and Chanel.

Look, I wanna be honest with you, okay, last night at the hospital. I almost kissed her. Okay, so, so let me get this straight. You were upset with me for hanging out with Johnny while at the same time you were being consoled by Alex Kikis, one of the biggest players in town. You and Johnny were married. Okay.

And you had sex with Alex? We both did. Well, maybe you decided that you didn’t wanna share ’em after all. Maybe you wanted to turn our threesome into a twosome. I had Henry with me. We were just. Yeah, like Johnny and I were just talking and I’m sorry. No offense, but you sound like a total hypocrite. I never had feelings for Alex.

Okay. I know that. I’m just trying to make a point, which is I trust you Horton, so why the hell can’t you trust me? I mean, I’m not the one who’s cheated before, before.

That was really unfair. Yes, I cheated on trip, but I cheated on trip with you because you and I are meant to be together. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that. No, you shouldn’t have. But I also shouldn’t have accused you of cheating with John.

Look, um, emotions are clearly running high right now and, um, maybe we should just stop before we say something that will regret, or something else that will regret. Yeah, so. Maybe we should take a little time apart.

Yeah, I think we could both use some space. I can go to my grandpa’s. No, no. Your family’s dealing with a lot right now. I’ll, uh, go pack a bag and I’ll go stand my. Okay, thanks.

You almost kissed your sister’s girl. . What does that mean? It means that we probably would have, if Fally didn’t walk in, oh gee, I wonder why your sister’s mad at you. It’s not like that. Okay. I was upset about my grandma Marlena Chanel was just comforting me. Oh. With her lips? No, I. I was the one who instigated it.

Right. Fuck. She used to be my wife. She used to be my wife. Okay. And in that moment, I, I, I don’t know. I guess I, I just, I needed to feel close to someone. Well, do you still have feelings for her? No. I mean, I’ll always care about her, you know, and if I’m being honest with myself, There’s probably something a little unresolved between us, but that doesn’t matter.

Seems like it does. No, it doesn’t because Chanel is committed to Allie and I, I really like you.

You do.

And if it’s all right with you, I’d really like to take you on that date. What do you say?

So what exactly it is moving on with me in town?

Do I really have to explain it to you? I mean, are we talking about a relationship or just a good old fashioned roll in the hay?

I dunno. Can we just figure it out as we go along? Of course. And for the record, I’m game fryer.

Because I have a feeling we’ve been down this road many times and to make a full on commitment, I dunno, it just would be a bit premature. Yeah, it was gonna say unwise . Agreed. So perhaps when you are feeling better, You and I can go out to dinner on a proper date, just the two of us. And see how things go from there.

I would love that. And it’s a date? Yes.

And would you just trust. When it comes to me and Nicole, the ship is sailed, doors has left the stable. Okay. Pick your cliche. It’s over. Well, I’m really sorry to hear that. No, no, no. Don’t be all right. It’s over. It’s time for us to both move on. Okay, Eric, but really, phone sit in the middle of an ugly battle with Paul Le and Chanel.

You know what? I really don’t want to talk about my love life. Right. How you doing? I’m hanging in. Well, how are things going? I mean, where are you at with the funeral arrangements? Well, I told you Kate didn’t want any fuss. Okay, so what about Aunt Kaylin and mom? Well, you can talk to John and Steven from what I understand.

There’s nothing more to do at this moment. I’m back. Hope I gave you guys enough time. Sore through things, definitely, and I will bring you out something less offensive to track

Well, don’t I just make fabulous first impressions.

I guess he wouldn’t risk contacting Ralph on his regular phone. He must have a burner around here somewhere.

I, let me see. Oh, he’s called this number a bunch of times. Must be.

Oh, hi. Yeah. Hi, Dr. Rolf. This is Gabby Hernandez. No, no, no. Do not hang up on me. I need your help and I’m not taking,

I’d really like to go out with you. You would. That’s great. That’s great. I’d really like to go out with. , but your life seems really complicated right now. I told you I’m not interested in Chanel. Not, no, it’s, it’s more than that. You’ve just lost both your grandmothers, you’ve got all this drama going on with your sister.

You, you should really be with your family right now. Okay. All right. Maybe you’re right. Maybe it’s not the ideal time to start a relationship, but is it ever maybe. I just, I wanna be sure we’re both in it for the right reasons.

Okay? Okay. How about this? All right, we both take some time. We, we, we, we take our time. I get to be with my family. We let the alley and Chanel thing cool off and then things are a little more settled down. I want to take you on that date.

Okay. I can live with that. Good. So we’re good? Yeah, we’re good.

Hey. Hey. So, uh, I was thinking that maybe you should. Take the next few days off from work too. Really? Yeah. You’re dealing with a lot with your grandma and your family needs you and you need them. Okay. If you’re sure we have enough coverage, I’m sure. Okay, thanks.

Well, uh, text me if you need anything. I.

Now this is more like it. I’m glad you’re finally satisfied. Hmm. I wouldn’t say satisfied. Okay. What’s the problem? Oh, there’s no problem. But, um, if you’d like to satisfy me, maybe you can come back to my place later tonight. That is, if you’re up for the challenge, always.

If you want, I can bring some.

Trust me, Rolf, if you do what I ask, you’ll be back in the good grace for Damaris and more importantly, your ass stays out of prison. Okay, so we have deal. Good. Now get to Salem asap.

Gabby, where are you going?

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Days Update Friday, January 27, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

Tripp and Wendy play a video game together. They joke about Tripp’s victory after. Tripp thanks Wendy for keeping him company all day. Wendy says she’s happy to be there. Tripp asks if she’s sure because he noticed her checking her phone every few minutes. Wendy admits that maybe she thought she would hear from Johnny, but she’s sure he must be busy with family stuff.

Allie comes home to see Chanel and Johnny hugging. Allie asks if they are kidding and says she’s sorry to interrupt their special moment. Johnny tells her it’s not what she thinks. Allie questions if they weren’t about to cheat on her. Johnny says no but Allie argues that this is the second time she has caught them getting cozy together so obviously something is going on and she would like to know what it is.

Sloan and Eric continue their breakfast at the Pub. Sloan questions letting Paulina get to her. Eric tries to encourage her but Sloan complains that Paulina ruined her life and now her pancakes are ice cold. Eric offers to warm them up for her but she says it’s okay as she’s not even hungry anymore. Sloan asks how she can eat after having to deal with Nicole and Paulina in the same day. Eric says he’s sorry things got out of hand between her and Nicole. Sloan declares that at least now, Nicole knows Eric has moved on and hopefully she realizes that it’s time for her to do the same.

Nicole starts kissing EJ until he stops and questions what she’s doing. Nicole tells EJ to make love to her right now and starts kissing him again.

Gabi leaves the secret room in the tunnels where she has Stefan tied up and calls Li, asking if he’s home because she hoped to stop by. Li brings up that she said she couldn’t stand being in the same room as him. Gabi says she just had a run in with Stefan that got ugly. Li asks if he hurt her. Gabi says it was nothing like that and claims she just wants to talk if that’s alright. Li says he’ll be waiting and they hang up. Gabi declares that she’s going to get Stefan deprogrammed whether he likes it or not.

Roman brings Tripp some chowder from the Brady Pub for him and his family. Roman asks if Steve is around. Tripp informs him that Steve and Stephanie just went to St. Luke’s to make arrangements for Kayla, but they should be home soon. Tripp introduces Roman to Wendy. Wendy tells Roman that she’s so sorry to hear about his wife and sister. Wendy mentions meeting Kayla in Hong Kong and says she was a total badass. Roman asks Tripp about his black eye. Tripp claims it was just a weird thing at the park but it’s all good now.

Johnny tells Allie that there’s nothing going on between he and Chanel. Allie asks why Johnny is even here. Johnny explains that he came to see Wendy. Allie questions if he decided to throw himself at Chanel since Wendy wasn’t there. Chanel argues that they were just talking. Allie points out that they were hugging too. Chanel insists that she wouldn’t cheat on her. Allie questions that since she admitted last night that they almost kissed, so she asks how far they would’ve gone today. Allie remarks that if she hadn’t walked in and stopped them, they might be having sex on the couch right now.

Eric offers to get Sloan something else to eat, insisting on some chowder to warm her soul and says it’s on the house so she can’t say no. Sloan responds that she can never say no to him.

Nicole and EJ continue kissing until EJ pulls away and says he doesn’t think this is a good idea. Nicole asks why the hell not. EJ points out that she’s still upset about Eric. Nicole argues that she doesn’t care about Eric and he obviously doesn’t care about her as he’s probably off doing it with Sloan. Nicole wants to rub this in Sloan’s face. EJ doesn’t think Sloan would care if they slept together. Nicole says she’ll rub it in Eric’s face then. Nicole says they should just do this an continues kissing EJ. Nicole then pushes EJ onto the bed and climbs on top of him.

Wendy asks Tripp if he’s sure he doesn’t want her to stick around until his family comes home. Tripp assures that he’ll be fine and jokes that she’s relieved of her babysitting duties. Wendy responds that she actually likes hanging out with him and they joke about their video game playing. Wendy calls Tripp a good guy, pointing out that he didn’t rat out Johnny when Roman asked about his eye. Tripp says the family is going through enough and adds that Johnny apologized, so they’re cool. Wendy says he probably saved Johnny a lecture from Roman and he didn’t have to. Wendy then asks if Tripp will be sticking around Salem for now. Tripp says he’s not sure but he will be at least through Kayla’s funeral. Wendy tells him to feel free to hit her up if he ever needs to talk. Tripp thanks her and says he appreciates it as they hug.

Johnny asks Allie to stop overreacting and says he was just telling Chanel that he’s happy they are together. Chanel adds that she was telling him that she’s happy he found Wendy. Johnny tells Allie that what she saw was just them wishing each other well. Johnny tells Allie to just chill. Allie responds that maybe she would if they hadn’t almost kissed last night. Chanel calls that a dumb, impulsive moment that will never happen again. Allie questions why she would believe that. Johnny calls it the truth and complains that Allie is getting worked up over nothing. Johnny remarks that Allie is starting to sound like Sami with all this jealousy. Allie demands he take that back. Johnny argues that Allie is jumping to conclusions, throwing tantrums, and making it all about her. Allie then accuses Johnny of acting like EJ since EJ makes moves on women who are already taken like Belle or when Sami was with Rafe. Johnny argues that he’s not making moves. Allie says that just like EJ, Johnny doesn’t care about the relationships he ruins as long as he gets what he wants.

Nicole and EJ kiss in bed until EJ stops her. Nicole asks what the problem is since he was all about them getting together on New Year’s. EJ reminds her that she put the brakes on because she wanted to stop making impulsive decisions. Nicole argues that it’s been almost a month so there’s nothing impulsive about it. EJ notes that she made it very clear that she wasn’t ready. Nicole says now she is ready and questions why EJ is doing this. Nicole asks if EJ wants her. EJ says of course he does. Nicole asks why he keeps pulling away then. EJ responds that he doesn’t think she’s in the right mind to make an informed decision, pointing out that she’s drunk as a skunk.

Gabi goes to Li’s room at the Salem Inn. Li informs her that EJ fired him. Gabi guesses that’s not surprising but she’s sorry. Li thanks her and asks what happened with Stefan. Gabi says she was trying to convince him again to get deprogrammed. Li notes that she does not give up. Gabi says she tried to remind Stefan of their love but he doubled down, calling her vicious names and saying she’s a terrible person. Li hates that Stefan is doing that to her. Gabi thanks him. Li asks why she’s telling him all of this and asks if she’s going to yell at him again for brainwashing Stefan. Gabi says that’s not it, so Li asks why she’s here. Gabi claims she came to say he’s right that when it comes to Stefan, she’s wasting her time and the person she should be with is Li.

Johnny tells Allie that she doesn’t get to criticize his dad when her dad is in prison for kidnapping their mom. Allie asks if he really thinks her dad has committed more crimes than his. Johnny tells Chanel that if Allie starts to feel too insecure, she might have her kidnapped. Chanel tells them to stop. Allie asks if she heard what he just said. Chanel says it’s time for Johnny to go which he says is fine with him. Johnny asks Chanel to tell Wendy that he stopped by which she agrees to do as she opens the door. Allie then shouts that she’ll be sure to tell Wendy that when she wasn’t there, he hooked up with her girlfriend instead, right as Wendy then arrives and questions what she just heard.

Eric questions Sloan never having clam chowder before and asks if she doesn’t like it. Sloan admits it’s not really her thing. Eric jokes that they can’t be friends after this. Sloan says she’s more of a chicken noodle traditionalist which Eric jokes is blasphemy. Eric talks about how Roman would react. Sloan says she’s glad that he’s going to keep it between them then because she wouldn’t want Roman to hear that she actually hates the chowder. Roman then appears at their table and remarks that she certainly wouldn’t want him to hear that.

Nicole jokes with EJ about being drunk and then argues that she can’t be drunk after just one mimosa and champagne. EJ points out that it’s hit her pretty hard. Nicole claims she’s perfectly fine as she gets up and spins around. Nicole then feels sick and rushes to the bathroom.

Li tells Gabi that this is very surprising since last time he saw her, she dumped a bucket of ice on his head. Gabi says she was just upset after everything he did. Li argues that doesn’t explain her sudden 180. Gabi claims that she knows the passion between them. Li asks if she admits it then. Gabi admits she feels very strong emotions around him and he was right about a lot of things. Li asks like what. Gabi responds that they are the same in that they both go to drastic measures for what they want and that Stefan would never love her like he does. Li points out that she didn’t want to hear it before. Gabi says she can’t deny it now. Li asks what she is saying. Gabi tells him that she needs to give up on Stefan and really give their marriage a try. Gabi then kisses Li.

EJ asks Nicole if she’s okay as she comes back from the bathroom. Nicole feels embarrassed since she jumped him, he turned her down, and then she puked. EJ says he’s flattered that she wanted to be with him. EJ assures that it was hard to turn her down. Nicole asks why he did then. EJ responds that she was too drunk to know what she was doing. Nicole argues that it doesn’t make sense since she only had a drink and a half and everyone knows she can hold her liquor. EJ reminds her that she didn’t have breakfast and suggests it was an off day. Nicole then suggests something was wrong with the champagne. EJ points out that he had some and he’s fine. Nicole wonders what happened to her then.

Eric introduces Sloan to Roman. Sloan tells him that it’s a pleasure to meet him and she’s very sorry to hear about what happened to his wife. Roman thanks her even if she hates his chowder. Sloan clarifies that she hates all clam chowder. Sloan says she’s grateful for the hospitality and hopes he doesn’t hold that against her. Roman says he doesn’t but he does hold against her the way she’s gone after Paulina. Roman goes over how Abe is his best friend and Paulina being married to him makes her family. Roman declares that nothing is more important to him than family. Sloan responds that she feels the same way which is why she won’t stop until Paulina and Chanel both pay for their crimes. Sloan declares that they took her parents from her, so she won’t stop until they have both been brought to justice.

Johnny tells Wendy that he was not hooking up with Chanel and that Allie just completely misread the situation. Wendy cuts him off and says it’s fine. Wendy tells him to do whatever he wants and storms off. Johnny then tells Allie that she’s nothing like their mom and rushes out. Allie tells Chanel that she’s going to the office to work but Chanel stops her and says they are going to talk this out. Allie says she’s not in the mood. Chanel thought she came home to work things out. Allie says she did but then she saw him in her brother’s arms. Chanel repeats that it was totally innocent. Allie argues that she knew she was really upset about them almost kissing so she questions why Chanel thought it would be okay to have him over and give him a hug. Chanel repeats that she and Johnny are just friends and she has nothing to worry about. Allie mentions that’s what Alex said. Chanel then questions Allie going to see Alex.

Li tells Gabi that he missed her so much and asks if she’s serious about giving their marriage a try. Gabi wants to show him how serious she is and brings up their wedding vows. Li asks if she’s giving up on Stefan. Gabi says he gave up on her a long time ago and she just couldn’t see it. Li questions if he’s just the consolation prize. Gabi assures that she loved him before Stefan came back and she just had a hard time accepting that the Stefan she used to love is gone for good. Gabi claims that she believes she and Li can get back where they used to be. Li can’t believe it and asks what their first step is. Gabi points out that they never did consummate their marriage. Li questions if she wants to do that now. Gabi says she wants to feel close to him again and every time they made love, they had a deep connection. Gabi says doing that again could get closer to building back their relationship. Li calls this incredible. Gabi questions him hesitating. Li just wants to make sure this is what she really wants. Gabi says she wants to make this a real marriage and she wants to commit. Li states that he’s ready to commit. Gabi then asks him to take a shower first since he was at the gym. Gabi says she will get undressed in the meantime. Li tells her that she has no idea how happy she made him as he kisses her. After Li goes to shower, Gabi begins searching the room and says there has to be something in there that will get her to Dr. Rolf.

Eric knows Roman is loyal to Abe and his family but calls this a complicated situation. Eric points out that Sloan lost her mother because Chanel pushed her off a building. Roman says he understands that was self defense but Sloan insists that Chanel and Paulina are lying about that. Roman points out that the London authorities not thinking so. Sloan mentions suing in civil court and expecting to be vindicated. Eric feels Sloan has every right to pursue this while Roman argues that all she is doing is causing more pain when they’ve all had enough of that. Sloan doesn’t want to get between them and cause more tension, so she thinks she better just go. Eric reminds Sloan that they are in the middle of a lunch date. Sloan gets a call from a client. Sloan tells Eric that it shouldn’t take long but maybe it will give he and Roman time to sort though things. Sloan then exits the Pub to answer her call. Eric asks Roman to just give Sloan a chance. Roman asks if they are getting serious. Eric says no, but he likes her. Roman asks about Nicole. Eric says they are over and have moved on. Roman notes that he’s heard that before and asks if he’s sure this time.

EJ brings Nicole tea and toast in bed, hoping that it makes her feel better. Nicole thanks EJ for being a gentleman earlier as she can’t believe she made such a fool of herself. Nicole wants EJ to know that not everything she said and did was because of the alcohol. Nicole tells EJ that she’s sick of pining over Eric as he’s not the same person she used to know, so she’s ready to move on and if EJ is willing, she’d like to move on with him.

Johnny catches up to Wendy in the park. Wendy tells him that he doesn’t need to explain anything as they weren’t even a couple. Wendy adds that they only kissed on New Year’s Eve and hadn’t even gone on a date, so he can hook up with Chanel. Johnny insists that he’s not hooking up with Chanel and that Allie only said that because she’s in a fight with Chanel. Johnny explains that Allie wanted to mess things up with her to hurt him. Wendy asks if there’s nothing going on with him and Chanel then. Johnny says he wants to be honest with her and admits that last night at the hospital, he almost kissed Chanel.

Chanel questions Allie being upset with her for hanging out with Johnny, while at the same time, she was being consoled by Alex. Allie argues that Chanel and Johnny were married. Chanel argues that Allie had sex with Alex. Allie points out that they both did. Chanel suggests maybe Allie decided she wanted to turn their threesome in to a twosome. Allie reminds her that she had Henry with her and they were just talking. Chanel says her and Johnny were just talking as well. Chanel remarks that Allie sounds like a hypocrite. Allie argues that she never had feelings for Alex. Chanel says her point is that she trusts Allie, so she questions why Allie can’t trust her. Chanel then points out that she’s not the one who has cheated before. Allie calls that really unfair, noting that she cheated on Tripp with her because they are meant to be together. Chanel apologizes and admits that she shouldn’t have said that. Allie acknowledges that she shouldn’t have accused her of cheating with Johnny. Chanel says emotions are clearly running high so they should stop before saying something they regret. Chanel suggests they take a little time apart. Allie agrees that they could both use some space. Allie offers to go to her Grandpa’s but Chanel says her family is dealing with a lot right now, so she will go pack a bag and stay at Paulina’s.

Wendy questions Johnny almost kissing his sister’s girlfriend and asks what that means. Johnny responds that it means that they probably would have kissed if Allie didn’t walk in. Wendy realizes that’s why Allie is mad at him. Johnny says it wasn’t like that as he was just upset about Marlena and Chanel was comforting him. Wendy questions her doing that with her lips but Johnny admits that he was the one who instigated it. Johnny reminds Wendy that Chanel used to be his wife and in that moment, he just needed to feel close to someone. Wendy asks if he still has feelings for Chanel. Johnny says no. Johnny adds that he’ll always care about her and there’s probably something unresolved between them but that doesn’t matter because Chanel is committed to Allie and he really likes Wendy. Johnny says if it’s alright with her, he’d really like to take her on that date.

EJ asks Nicole what exactly moving on with him entails. Nicole asks if she really has to explain it to him. EJ asks if they are talking about a relationship or just a roll in the hay. Nicole admits she doesn’t know and suggests they just figure it out as they go along. EJ tells her that he’s game for either one. Nicole feels they’ve been down this road many times, so making a full on commitment would be premature. EJ suggests that when she’s feeling better, they can go out to dinner on a proper date and see how things go from there. Nicole responds that she would love that and agrees to the date.

Eric asks Roman to just trust him that the ship has sailed for he and Nicole, so it’s over. Roman says he’s really sorry to hear that. Eric insists that it’s time for both of them to move on. Roman questions doing that with Sloan when she’s in the middle of a heated legal battle with Paulina. Eric doesn’t want to talk about his love life and asks how Roman is doing. Roman says he’s hanging in. Eric asks where he’s at with funeral arrangements. Roman reminds him that Kate didn’t want any fuss. Eric asks what about Kayla and Marlena. Roman says he can talk to John and Steve but he understands there’s nothing more to do at the moment. Sloan returns and says she hopes she gave them enough time. Roman says definitely and that he will bring her something less authentic than the chowder to try. Sloan jokes to Eric about her making fabulous first impressions.

Gabi continues searching Li’s room and then checks his phone. Gabi says he must have a burner phone around somewhere which she then finds in his drawer. Gabi calls the number on it and tells Dr. Rolf not to hang up on her because she needs his help and she’s not taking no for an answer.

Wendy tells Johnny that she’d really like to go out with him, but his life seems really complicated right now. Johnny insists that he’s not interested in Chanel but Wendy says it’s more than that. Wendy brings up that he just lost both of his grandmothers and has all this drama going on with his sister, so he should really be with his family right now. Johnny says maybe she’s right that it’s not the ideal time to start a relationship but asks is it ever. Wendy just wants to be sure they are both in it for the right reasons. Johnny suggests they both take some time, he’ll be with his family and let Allie and Chanel cool off. Johnny says then when things are more settled down, he wants to take her on that date. Wendy says she can live with that and that they’re good as Johnny hugs her.

Chanel packs her bag and tells Allie that maybe she should take the next few days off from work since she’s dealing with a lot and her family needs her. Allie says okay if she’s sure they have enough coverage and thanks her. Chanel tells Allie to text her if she needs anything. Allie says she will. Chanel then leaves the apartment while Allie holds back tears.

Sloan eats a salad and says this is more like it. Eric is glad she’s finally satisfied. Sloan says she wouldn’t say satisfied and invites Eric back to her place tonight if he wants to satisfy her. Sloan adds that’s if he’s up to the challenge which Eric says he always is as they then kiss.

Nicole falls asleep so EJ puts a blanket over her.

Gabi tells Dr. Rolf that if he does what she asks, he’ll be back in the good graces of the DiMeras and he’ll be out of prison. Gabi asks if they have a deal and then tells Dr. Rolf to get to Salem ASAP. Gabi then hangs up and puts the phone back. Gabi goes to leave the room but Li comes out of the shower and questions where she is going.

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Chanel repeats to Johnny that it’s not a good time so Johnny says he understands and will go try to track down Wendy on his own. Johnny turns to leave but stops and says he can see Chanel is upset about something and they are good friends. Johnny offers to talk about whatever is bothering her. Johnny asks if it has anything to do with Allie. Chanel admits it might so Johnny guesses they didn’t patch things up. Chanel informs him that when she got home, Allie was home with Alex and wanted to have another threesome.

Alex works out at the Kiriakis Mansion without a shirt on as Allie walks in and watches with a smile.

Sloan asks if she was interrupting something between Eric and Nicole. Sloan then says she just thought Eric would want his phone back and talks about how they made such a mess that he left it in her bed. Sloan tells Eric that she’ll see him around, but Nicole calls her pathetic.

Stefan opens the vial from his pocket and slips it into the drink he’s making EJ. Gabi sneaks in to the DiMera Mansion behind him. Stefan remarks that he hopes EJ enjoys his drink because after this, his judgment will become so impaired that the DiMera Board will have no choice but to remove him and he cannot wait. Gabi then grabs a nearby statue and uses it to hit Stefan in the back of the head, knocking him out. Gabi quickly shuts the door and tells Stefan that she’s sorry that she had to do that, but some day soon he will thank her. Gabi then begins dragging Stefan’s body away.

Sloan questions Nicole calling her pathetic. Nicole argues that instead of giving Eric his phone back discreetly, she let everyone know that she’s a pathetic slut. Sloan asks if she’s pathetic for enjoying instead of feeling ashamed about her sex life, while Nicole is throwing around slurs against women. Nicole doesn’t care who Sloan sleeps with and tells her to have some class and keep it to herself. Sloan argues that Nicole cares very much since she is sleeping with Nicole’s very handsome ex-husband. Sloan tells Nicole that she should be asking herself why she cares. Sloan asks if it’s because Nicole still has the hots for Eric while she’s drooling and panting over EJ DiMera.

Gabi continues dragging Stefan’s body as she hears EJ coming back to the room. Gabi gets Stefan’s body outside as EJ then enters and questions what the hell is going on here and why she is in the house. EJ tells Gabi to save her lies and guarantees that Stefan will never submit to deprogramming. EJ adds that Gabi desperately sneaking in to his home will only lead to her being charged with breaking and entering. Gabi says that is exactly why she’s there and asks what EJ knows about love. EJ assures he knows more than her and he’s also well versed in loathing which is all Stefan feels towards her now. Gabi says she’s very aware of what Stefan thinks he feels towards her but she knows deep down in his heart, beneath Dr. Rolf’s mind control manipulations, Stefan still loves her and they are going to be together again. Gabi declares that Stefan will be hers forever. EJ applauds her performance. Gabi says she will see herself out but EJ stops her and says he won’t have her wandering around the grounds, so he will personally see her out the front door himself. EJ then escorts Gabi out, while Stefan’s body lies outside the side door.

Belle walks through the town square while on the phone with John. Belle breaks down crying that she can’t believe they are planning Marlena’s funeral. Belle finishes the call and comes across Paulina, who tells her that she’s so sorry about Marlena. Paulina adds that Tammy is devastated as well and sends her love to their family.

Alex finishes his workout and puts a shirt on as he asks Allie what brought her by. Allie explains that she was dropping Henry off with Will, but she’s glad she ran in to Alex because she wanted to apologize for what happened last night at her place.

Johnny questions Chanel about Allie wanting another threesome. Chanel explains that Allie only said it to get back at her because they almost kissed. Chanel says Allie was so upset and she tried to talk to her about it, but they got in to a huge fight.

Nicole tells Sloan that she doesn’t know anything about her or about her and EJ. Sloan agrees but remarks that she does happen to know Eric intimately and he doesn’t want her. Sloan then suggests Nicole stop being so desperate and throwing herself at him. Nicole slaps Sloan and Sloan slaps her back. Eric gets in between them and says that’s enough. Nicole tells Eric that she knows he’s grieving and maybe that’s affecting his judgment, but there’s no excuse for the horrible human he’s become. Nicole remarks that if he ever breaks out of this spell, she has no doubt that he’ll regret ever laying eyes or any other body part on Sloan. Nicole calls Sloan a loathsome, awful bitch. Nicole tells Eric that she’s really sorry about his mother and then storms off.

EJ sends Gabi out the front door as she shouts that she’ll be back. EJ shuts the door and says he finally has peace and quiet. EJ calls out to Stefan, wondering where he disappeared to. EJ remarks that he doesn’t blame him for disappearing when Gabi is stalking him. EJ heads upstairs looking for Stefan while Gabi sneaks around and back in to the living room. Gabi says it’s the things we do for love as she opens the entrance to the underground tunnels and begins dragging Stefan’s body back inside.

Alex tells Allie that she will never have to apologize with him for offering a threesome. Allie says that’s very funny but it was unfair to drag him in to a fight between her and Chanel. Alex jokes that she can keep him in mind for future invitations. Alex asks if they made up after he left. Allie tells him that they slept in separate rooms and when they did talk, it just led to another fight. Alex says that sucks and he’s sorry to hear that. Allie adds that she did get Chanel to admit that she and Johnny were about to kiss at the hospital.

Johnny argues that he and Chanel both know that what happened at the hospital meant nothing and that she was just comforting him as he was upset about Marlena. Johnny insists that she should just let him talk to Allie but Chanel assures that he’s the last person that Allie wants to see right now other than maybe herself. Johnny says he’s sorry. Chanel says she couldn’t deny it anymore and Allie cornered her and forced her to admit that what she thought almost happened did almost happen.

Paulina tells Belle that her family is there for her if there’s anything they can do. Belle thanks her and says it means a lot. Paulina says she doesn’t want to keep her and she has to call her attorney. Belle asks who is suing her. Paulina informs Belle that Sloan has slapped her with a civil suit.

Eric asks Sloan if she’s sure she’s okay. Sloan assures that she gave as good as she got. Eric asks if this was totally necessary. Sloan reminds him that she was bringing him his phone which Eric says he appreciates. Eric offers to buy her breakfast. Sloan says he doesn’t have to but Eric says there’s no strings and they are at the Pub. Eric says he owes her for all the beer, takeout, and visits to her place. Sloan then accepts his offer and decides she could use a mimosa or four after today, so they head in to the Pub.

EJ returns to the living room and finds Nicole. EJ assumed she went to the office and asks if she’s okay. Nicole responds that she’s a fool because she went to see Eric to give her condolences and tell him how sorry she was about his mother, but then Sloan flew in on her broom, bragging that she slept with Eric. EJ grabs the drinks that Stefan poured and gives one to Nicole. EJ says that Stefan seems to have disappeared, so now he and Nicole will toast to Sloan moving in on Eric, and to Nicole moving on from that hypocrite. EJ declares that Sloan deserves Eric while Nicole deserves better. EJ and Nicole then drink the drinks that Stefan poured, with Nicole having the one that Stefan had drugged.

Allie complains to Alex that Chanel and Johnny are sticking to the same lame story that Chanel was just consoling Johnny. Allie argues that she’s upset about Marlena too but she’s not making out with the person standing in front of her or going after Johnny’s girlfriend. Allie acknowledges that she can’t cut her brother out of her life forever, but she doesn’t want to worry about him going after her girlfriend or about Chanel betraying her.

Johnny wants to go find Allie but Chanel doesn’t want him to. Johnny insists that their almost kiss meant nothing and whatever it was, was all him. Johnny says that Allie needs to know that and insists that he can get her past this. Chanel stops him and says she can’t let him take all the blame. Chanel acknowledges that Johnny did lean in to kiss her, but she didn’t stop it. Chanel then admits that in that moment, she didn’t want to stop it.

Paulina tells Belle that after everything she did, Sloan has filed a civil suit for wrongful death. Belle questions why she didn’t come to her right away. Paulina points out everything she’s been going through. Belle says that work gets her mind off things so she asks to help Paulina and Chanel which will help herself too. Paulina says she’d be happy to add her to the team if she’s sure. Belle assures that she’s positive and declares that she likes Paulina almost as much as she hates Sloan. Paulina says the feeling is mutual and offers Belle breakfast while they talk strategy on how to take Sloan down.

Eric and Sloan eat breakfast together at the Brady Pub. Sloan tells Eric that he was right that provoking Nicole was a mistake. Sloan knows she shouldn’t be looking for trouble, but says Nicole makes it easy to get under her skin. Sloan then admits that maybe she was a little jealous because it’s very clear that Nicole still has feelings for Eric. Sloan then asks if Eric still has feelings for Nicole.

EJ asks if Nicole is feeling better. She says she is feeling much better. EJ asks what happened between her and Sloan. Nicole complains that Sloan is beyond smug. Nicole says that Sloan saw her hugging Eric and she really was just consoling him. EJ jokes about Sloan harassing her for hugging her boyfriend. Nicole tells EJ about how Sloan used returning Eric’s phone as an opportunity to gloat about how he’s another notch in her bedpost. Nicole argues that Sloan made an uncomfortable situation even worse by making lewd assumptions about them. Nicole then gets up to pour another drink. EJ warns her about overdoing it but Nicole insists that she can hold her liquor. Nicole then drops her glass, smashing it on the floor.

Stefan wakes up in the tunnels and is tied up in a chair. Stefan screams out asking who did this. Gabi then appears and admits it was her.

Alex tells Allie that he’s the last person to give relationship advice since he ruined his last relationship, but he’s seen Allie and Chanel together and how much Chanel loves her which is why she chose to be with her over Johnny. Allie argues that Chanel and Johnny were married. Alex points out that they are not anymore. Alex encourages that Allie is beautiful, smart, funny, and way hotter than her brother. Alex calls Allie probably the hottest girl he’s ever been with which she says makes her feel a lot better. Alex encourages her to go home and make up with her girlfriend.

Johnny questions Chanel wanting to kiss him. Chanel says maybe she shouldn’t have said that, but it was in that moment. Chanel insists that she loves Allie and is totally committed to her, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still feel something for Johnny. Chanel acknowledges that she loved Johnny once too. Johnny asks what they are going to do about this lingering attraction.

Eric tells Sloan that there will always be a connection with Nicole but they’ve had more than enough chances to make it right and never did. Sloan instructs Eric to answer the question of whether he still has feelings for Nicole. Paulina interrupts and says she doesn’t see how anyone can have an appetite with Sloan here. Sloan tells her to get used to her presence since they are going to be stuck in a courtroom together very soon. Sloan adds that she can’t wait to see what joker Paulina hired to represent her and Chanel. Belle then arrives and reveals that she is Paulina’s lawyer. Belle remarks that she’s already beaten Sloan once and she can do it again with her hands tied behind her back.

Nicole tells EJ that she just got a bit woozy but she’s fine now. Nicole says she just hates that she let Sloan get her so upset. EJ tells her not to give Sloan that power over her as she knows how to illicit an emotional response from her and throw her off balance. Nicole doesn’t want to give Sloan the satisfaction of getting her upset and getting to her. Nicole then asks why she should deny herself the satisfaction of going and ripping every hair out of Sloan’s head. EJ says he wouldn’t tell someone to deny their darker impulses. Nicole leans in to kiss EJ but EJ decides to help get her upstairs.

Stefan struggles with being tied up and says his head is killing him as he calls Gabi a psycho. Gabi says she’s sorry as she didn’t want to hit him that hard but there will be no permanent damage and they know he has a thick skull. Gabi remarks that she’s not the one with mental problems and since Stefan no longer wanted to undo the mental problems, she felt desperate action was required because she’s not giving up on them. Stefan suggests they can open up discussions again about it. Gabi tells him that he’s not getting out of it this time and whether he likes it or not, they’re going to fix that thick skull of his and then they will see where his heart lies.

EJ helps Nicole to her bed and tells her to get some rest. EJ offers to stay with her if she’d like. Nicole thanks him and says she will just lie down for a minute. Nicole says she usually can hold her liquor so she doesn’t know what’s wrong with her. EJ tells her there is nothing wrong with her. EJ calls her a smart, dynamic and very beautiful woman. EJ calls Eric a fool, who never should’ve let her go.

Belle questions what Eric’s problem is, arguing that their mother just died and he’s hanging out with Sloan. Eric accuses her of being an ambulance chaser. Belle argues that this is an attack on innocent people and a lawsuit with no merit. Eric tells her to stop grandstanding and to save it for the courtroom. Eric says he’s seen enough to know that she’s on the wrong side of this. Eric argues that Sloan is the injured party here and he can relate to having lost a mother too soon. Eric says it’s done irreparable harm to Sloan that Chanel took her mother from her and Paulina covered it up, end of story.

Gabi offers Stefan some aspirin. Stefan asks if she’s out of her mind and declares that he will never ingest anything from her ever. Stefan screams at her to untie him and let him go. Gabi says it’s just aspirin. Stefan calls her unbelievable and says this is why he abandoned any possibility of ever getting back with her. Stefan complains about her psychotic drive and obsessive need to get her way. Gabi argues that these are reasons he couldn’t live without her before. Stefan questions being forced to be someone he’s not against his will and being brainwashed again. Gabi insists that it’s for the love that she knows is in there and that was taken against his will. Stefan tells her that he doesn’t want to be with her and he never will. Gabi knows he believes that and it hurts her to hear him say it, but she knows it’s the brainwashing talking. Gabi says she had no other option and they will get through this together. Gabi promises that when it’s done, he will see it was all worth it. Stefan questions how this is going to work since Marlena is dead and Dr. Rolf has disappeared. Gabi tells him that they don’t know where Dr. Rolf is, but they do know somebody who does. Gabi then calls Li and says she really needs to see him.

Chanel tells Johnny that normally, she would just ghost him but since she’s in love with his twin sister, she doesn’t really see that happening. Johnny jokes that he’d prefer not to be ghosted regardless. Johnny guesses they’ll just have to be more careful around each other from now on and he promises not to lean in anymore. Chanel promises the same. They shake hands on that. Johnny tells Chanel that he really cares about her and Allie. Johnny says they were able to overcome this triangle before and he doesn’t want to come between them again. Johnny adds that he thinks this thing with Wendy could be really good. Chanel says she’s happy for him. Johnny says he’s happy for her and Allie and he knows they are going to figure this out. Johnny and Chanel hug right as Allie comes home and sees them.

Paulina tells Eric that normally she would defend her daughter to the death but out of respect for his mom, she’s not going to do that. Paulina decides she and Belle will go to Julie’s Place instead and they leave. Sloan tells Eric that maybe she should get going too, pointing out that first there was Nicole and now this. Sloan says she doesn’t want to be the person that comes between Eric and his sister, Belle. Eric assures it’s nothing he can’t handle and he likes having Sloan around.

Nicole thanks EJ for what he said and says it’s always nice to hear, especially these days. Nicole tells EJ that he’s right about Sloan and she doesn’t need to go engage with her because that’s exactly what she wants. Nicole declares to Hell with Eric, Sloan can have him as she doesn’t need him anymore. Nicole tells EJ that she wants to have him and they start kissing.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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

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

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Days Transcript Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Look, like I said, Johnny, this really isn’t a good time. Yeah. Um, yeah. Okay. Uh, sorry to bother you. I will, um, see if I can track down Wendy at Damara. Fuck Chanel. If you want me to go, I’ll go. Okay. But I can see that you’re upset about something and we’re friends, right? We’re good friends, so if you wanna talk, we can talk about whatever bothering you.

Wouldn’t happen to have anything to do with my sister, would it? Maybe. So you guys didn’t patch things up? No, no. Last night when I got home, Alex was here with Allie and she, uh, she wanted to have another threesome.

Hey, how’s it going?

Sorry, am am I interrupting? I just thought that you know, Eric might want his phone back. I’m not surprised you left it at my place. We made quite the mess, didn’t we? I found it. Loft in a tangle of clothes and sheaths on my bed.

Woo. Hello? Is he around that guy? Nicole, you know what Sloan? You really are pathetic.

Hope you enjoy your little drinky j. Because after a few doses of this, you’re gonna start acting pretty strangely. In fact, your judgment’s gonna be so impaired that the Derion board will have no choice to remove you and I, for one can not. Wait,

I am so sorry that I had to do that, but plus me someday soon. You’re gonna thank me.

I thought it was grateful to the mountain, but well turns out here, the mountain

like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

I am pathetic. Yeah. Because instead of handing Eric his phone discreetly you decided to broadcast it to not only me, but to every sale mite within a five mile radius. That you are a pathetic slut. Okay. What? Oh, I’m pathetic for enjoying and not feeling ashamed about my sex life. . Meanwhile, you’re out here throwing around very hurtful, antiquated slurs against women, real progressive.

Should I just go and call the town crier and tell ’em about my transgressions? You know what? I don’t care who you sleep with or how many who’s there are. Just have some class. Keep it to yourself. All right. Why don’t we just, you care very much about who I sleep with, Nicole. Oh, so much. Because this particular who happens to be you’re very handsome ex-husband.

The real question you should be asking yourself is why do I care? So Nicole, why is it because you still have the hots for Eric. Meanwhile, you’re out here drooling and panting over EJ Damira.

Oh, what did you have for breakfast? A bowling ball. Did you pull the champagne brother?

What the hell is going on here?

I just, what the hell do you think you’re doing it here? Easy. Just the person I wanted. Save your lies. It’s obvious what you’re doing in here. It. If you’re transparent, Gabby, I am. Yes. But I guarantee you Stefan will never submit to Deprogramming and you desperately sneaking into his home. Into my home to persuade him.

Otherwise will only result in you being charged with breaking an entry. I don’t think I broke anything regardless. Stephan’s feelings toward you were at one point ams, but that was a long time ago. And the sooner you give up on. Degrading enterprise That fine, fine. You got me. That’s exactly why I’m here.

Although I hardly think true love is a degrading enterprise. But what would you know about love more than you? I assure you. I also happen to be very well versed in the art of loathing present company included, and that’s all My brother feels toward you. Now, as one might say, I know it when I see it, and with Stephan, I see it.

He loaves you. I’m very, uh, aware of what he thinks. He feels about me. Thank you very much. You know, I don’t have to prove it to you or anybody else for that matter. What I know to be true and. A deep down beneath Wolf’s mind control manipulations. Your brother Stephan still loves me and we’re gonna be together again.

He’s gonna be mine forever.

bra, the performance. Well, you know what? Now if you excuse me, I’m gonna see myself out too. I don’t think. I’m not gonna have you wandering around these grounds unfettered and flip toward me gladly. As soon as I personally see you out the door myself. And we will be going through the front door, Joe.

Yeah, no, that sounds, that sounds lovely. I think she’d like that.

No. I can’t believe that we’re planning our funeral now. Yeah. Surreal. I know, dad. Thank you. I love you too.

Oh, oh. Bella, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Thank you, Paulina. And I just spoke to my sister, Tammy earlier. Your your mom’s old college roommate. She’s devastated like all of us. She sends a love to you and to all your family.

What? You don’t have a gym in this mazz. Sadly we do not. Victor thinks exercise is a waste of time. He doesn’t like to break a sweat. I see. So what’s up? Surely you didn’t come by here to Just to watch me pump iron. Mm-hmm. Sorry for the blow. True ego, but no, I did not. Besides how would I even know that’s what you’d be doing?

Good point. Yeah. I came to drop by Henry off to see his uncle Will. But I’m actually really glad that I ran into you. I wanted to apologize. Apologize. For what happened last night at my place.

Another threesome. Oof. Yes. And uh, Allie wanted it to happen again. Yes, but the only reason she said that was because she wanted to get back at me because we almost. She was so upset with me, and then I tried to talk to her about it again, and then we got into this huge fight.

Oh, sweetheart, you don’t know anything about me or about me and ej. All right. Okay. All right. No, you’re right. I don’t, but as previously established before, I, I do happen to know Eric and rather intimately. And I know that he, he doesn’t want you, so I think it’s best for all parties involved. If you stop being so desperate, throwing yourself up.

All right. Oh God, it’s not the both of you. Oh

God. Eric, you know what? I know you’re craving and maybe that’s what’s affecting your judgment, but there is no excuse for the horrible person that you’ve become. And if you ever break whatever spell you’re under, I have no doubt that you will regret laying eyes or any other body part on her. She’s a lot, some awful bitch.

I’m really sorry about your mother.

Finally, peace, quiet.

Where did you disappear to? No, rather, I don’t blame you. If I had a happy like that stalking you. I disappeared too. Step I just, you can come out now.

Thanks. We do for love,

Allie with me. You are never going to have to apologize for offering up a threesome. That is my solemn vow. All right. Very funny, but I dragged you into a fight between me and Chanel. That wasn’t fair. Don’t worry about it Serious. , but keep me on the list for future invitations. Alex, come on,

Did you two make up after I left? To what? No, that’s the thing. We slept in separate beds and then we barely talked this morning. You know, when we did talk, it just led to another fight. Oh, it sucks. I’m sorry to hear that. Yeah, but I did get Chanel to admit one thing. She admitted that when I caught her and Johnny at the hospital.

They were about to kiss. Come on. You and I both know what happened at the hospital. Man. Nothing. Right? I, I, I was upset about my grandma Marlena, and you were just comforting me. Look, I told you, you should just let me talk to Allie. Don’t trust me. You are the last person Allie wants to see right now with me being the one possible exception.

I’m sorry, Chanel, I just, I couldn’t deny it anymore. And then Allie pushed me into a corner and then she forced me to admit that what she thought almost happened almost happened.

My family is here for your family. Anything we can do, please, please let us know. Alina, thank you so much. That means a lot. Well, I don’t wanna keep you. I should be going anywhere. I have to call my attorney who’s dealing with some frivolous litigation. Hello? Well, if you don’t mind me asking, who’s suing you?

Who else? Sloan Peterson. That’s sadistic. Little Wish has slapped me with the civil suit.

You sure you’re okay? Mm-hmm. . This, the blow that your ex gave was superficial, but I gave as good as I got. I’m totally necessary. I was bringing you your phone, Eric, and I appreciate it. Listen, how in return I buy you breakfast. Now you don’t have to do that. No strings attached. Just we are. I mean, I owe you for all the, the beer, the takeout, you know, the visits to your place.

So come on. What did you say? Fine, after today, I could use four.

I assume you went to the office. You okay? No, I’m not. Okay. How fool is what I am. Yeah. I went to see Eric to give him my condolences and, and tell him how sorry I was about his mother and, and then Sloan flew in on her broom bragging to everyone with an earshot that she slept with.

Yeah, Stephan pulled him so we could toast to him taking his place by my side as CO c e o Deir. Congratulations, Stephan. But he seems to have disappeared, so now you and I will toast to Sloane Peterson. Oh, there’s no way in Helen Toast that bitch. You didn’t let me finish. Take it

to Sloan for moving in on the holier than thou hypocrite Eric Brady and to you for moving on from set. Hypocrite. She deserves Soon you deserve better.

Both of them, Johnny and Chanel are sticking to their lame excuse that he was upset about my grandma and she was consoling him. Alex, I’m upset about my grandma too, but you don’t see me making out with the person standing right in front of me. Of course not. Like, I’m not going after Johnny’s girlfriend, but I also can’t cut my brother outta my life forever, especially with everything going on in our family right now.

But I also don’t wanna worry that he’s always gonna be chasing after my girlfriend, and I don’t wanna worry about Chanel betraying me.

That’s it. All right, I’m gonna go find Allie. I’m gonna talk to John. No, wait. Wait, I told you I don’t want you to do that. I know, I know. Okay. But this, this almost kiss, it meant nothing. And whatever something there was, it was on me. All right. Allie needs to know that she’s already used to the idea of me being an insensitive jerk so I can get her past this.

Trust me. And I know my sister Johnny.

I can’t let you take all the blame for this. Yes. Yes, you did lean in to kiss me. That was you, but I didn’t stop it. And if I’m being totally honest with myself in that moment, I didn’t want to.

But then, Everything you did to stop the extradition order and you saved me and my daughter, Sloane, has turned around and filed a civil suit for wrongful death. Paulina, why didn’t you come to me right away? You know what hell I mean after everything you’ve been going through. Oh, well, I appreciate that, but work actually helps me deal with all of it.

Gets my mind off things. Please let me help you and Chan. It’ll help me too. I’m well, I’d be thrilled to add you to the team, but are you sure? I am positive. I like you almost as much as I hate Sloane Peterson. So what do you say? I’d say the feelings. Mutual . Why don’t you, uh, let me treat you to breakfast.

We’ll talk strategy about how to take that off a lady now.

You were right. I told you I’d make a mean pancake. No, about Nicole. Provoking Nicole. Um, it was a mistake. Oh, that, I know I shouldn’t be looking for trouble, but she just makes it so easy to get under her skin and knock her off balance. And I hate to admit it, but maybe I am a little jealous. Oh, you were a little jealous, huh?

Well, it’s very clear that she still has feelings for you. Sloan, but what’s not clear is Eric, do you still have feelings for her?

How are you feeling? Any better? Yes, I’m feeling much better. Thank you. So you want to tell me what happened between you and Ms. Sloan Peterson? That woman is beyond smug. . Okay. So she saw me hugging Eric, and I really was just consoling him. Look, I’ve known him for half my life. She’s known him for what?

Five minutes. She harassed you for hugging her boyfriend Eric. Hugging. Eric, sorry. She went to the pub to give him his. and instead of handing it to him like an adult and excusing herself, she used it as an opportunity to gloat about how he’s a another notch on her bed post. And she made an uncomfortable situation even worse by making lewd and inappropriate insinuations about.

About, about us, you and me. Oh,

uh, Nicole. Maybe that’s, we’re doing a little bit. Ooh. Hmm. I can hold my liquor.

Hello?

Who did this? Who are you?

That would be me.

All right, Alex. Now I know I’m the last person to give any type of relationship advice. Because the one serious relationship I had or that wanted to have, I found every which way possible to ruin it. But I’ve seen you and Chanel together more than most people, probably more than anybody ever really think about it.

But you going, the point is, I have seen you and Chanel together. I see how much she loves you. She adores you and that’s why she chose to be with you over Johnny. Her and Johnny were married. They were married. They’re not married anymore. Okay? So please listen to me. You are beautiful. You were smart, you’re funny, and you’re way hotter than your brother.

I always thought So , that is so, that is a fact. You can e in stone. That is never. Probably the hottest girl I’ve ever been with, and I’ve been with a lot of girls. Is that weird to say? Yeah. Oh no. You know what? No, that actually, that actually makes me feel a lot better. Well, good. Very good. So why don’t you go home and make up with your girlfriend

you wanted to kiss. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that, but in that moment, I just look, I, I love Allie and I am totally committed to her, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still feel something for you.

Well, um, you know, I, I loved you once too.

So then, uh, what are we gonna do about this lingering attraction?

There’s always going to. Some sort of connection between me and Nicole. There always will be. You know, we’ve had enough chances to make it right. We’ve had more than enough chances to make it right. We never did, and even will, if we were in court, I would ask the judge to instruct the witness to answer the question, which was, do you still have feelings for Nicole?

I don’t see how anyone could have an appetite in this pub. With you sitting here, you better get used to my presence, Ms. Price. After all, we’re gonna be stuck in a courtroom together very soon. Speaking of which, I can’t wait to see what Joker you hired to argue your daughter’s defense. And yours. Oh, well, the weight is over, Ms.

Peterson. I am the joker who’s already beat you once and well, I could beat you again with my hands tied behind my back,

just, just bleeding the call. I’ll have Harold clean it up. Oh gosh. I, uh, I don’t know what happened. I just got a bit oozy there for a second, but I’m fine now.

Oh God. I just hate that. I let that bitch get me so upset, Nicole. Don’t give her that power over you. She’s a cold-blooded lawyer. She knows exactly how to elicit an emotional reaction from you and throw you off ballots. It’s her job.

You’re right. I, I certainly just don’t wanna give her the satisfaction of getting me upset and getting to me. I,

but on the other hand, Why should I deny myself the satisfaction of going over there and ripping every little hair on of her head? Well far be from me to tell someone to deny the Docker impulses. But Nicole,

Nicole, let’s, let’s, let’s, let’s get you upstairs. Let’s get you upstairs.

Ah, my head is killing me. Psycho. I’m sorry. I, I’m, I didn’t wanna hit you so hard on your head, but it’s fine. We know that there isn’t gonna be any permanent damage. Us. We both know how thick your skull is. You crazy. Hey, you know, I’m not the one here with the mental problems, and since you already told me that you no longer wanna find Ralph to undo some mental problems, I, I felt that desperate action was required because I’m not giving up on us.

Okay. Maybe we should open up discussions again about . Nice tray, smart guy. Listen, you’re not gonna get out of it this time, whether you liked it or not. We’re gonna fix that thick skull of yours and then, then we’re gonna see where your heart lies.

There you go. Better? Yes, it’s much better. Just lie down and rest. Stay with you if you’d like. Thank you, ej. I just. I think I’m just gonna lie down for a minute. I, I usually hold my liquor with the best of what’s

is nothing.

You’re a smart. Dynamic and

very beautiful woman.

Eric Grady is a fool. He never should have let you go.

What is your problem, Eric? Our mother just died and you’re, you’re just here hanging out with her. All right. Why don’t you not question me or my decisions, and I won’t question why you’re out. Ambulance chasing ambulance. Where’s there an ambulance? This is an, this is an attack on good people and a frivolous lawsuit with absolutely no merit whatsoever.

Why don’t you stop grandstanding and say it for the c. I’m not on the jury, but I’ve seen enough to know that you are on the wrong side of this. Sloan is an injured party here, and having lost the mother too soon, I can relate. And so should you stunt irreparable harm to Sloan, not the other way around.

Chanel took her mother away and Paulina covered it up. It’s in the story.

Ah, nice friends for you. If you want aspirin, are you out of your mind? First off, I will never, ever ingest anything from you as long as I live. Secondly, I’m timing. Lemme go. Okay, stop. It’s my turn. Now. First of all, settle down. Second of all, it’s just aspirin, Stephan. Okay? If I’m not gonna. Oh, you are unbelievable.

Thank you. See this. This is exactly why I abandoned any, any possibility, however, slim of ever getting back with you, your psychotic drive to take what you want in your incessant need to get your way, you know, step and fall. Actually, you don’t know because Rolf scrub your brain, but all the reasons that you’ve given me for not wanting to be with me.

Are there reasons why couldn’t live without me? My relentlessness, my, my passion, my drive, my desire to, to fight for what is mine, to defend what I think is mine. That’s what you loved about me. You couldn’t get enough. Oh, right. So then I should be forced to be someone I’m not against. My will is, To undergo some weird experimental therapy to re brainwash me so I can start feeling feelings that I don’t feel anymore or love Stephan for the love that I know is in there.

The love that was taken away from you. Es your will. Okay, Gabby, listen up. I don’t want to be with you and I never will. I know that you believe that. It hurts me to hear you say this, but I know it’s the brainwashing talking, and I know you don’t wanna be tied to this chair, but I had no option. We’re gonna get through this together, and once it’s done, you’re gonna see that it was all worth it, I promise.

How Gabby, how is this gonna work? Huh? Marlena is dead. Rolf has disappeared. Your husband Lee ought of that. So without Rolf the only person who can undo his own handiwork, I don’t see how I look. You’re right about one thing. My love. Yes. We don’t know where. But as you just said, we do know somebody who does.

Hi Lee, it’s Gabby. I really need to see you.

What? Well, normally I would just ghost you, but. , seeing as I’m in love with your twin sister. I don’t really see that happening. And really I prefer not to be ghosted regardless of how complicated this may be, fair. So I guess we’ll just have to be a little more careful around each other from now on, and I promise not to lean in anymore deal, and I promise not to lean back or not to lean away.

or no, not to lean into Well, you get the picture. Yeah. So what’s the deal?

I really care about you Shael, and I really care about my sister and we were able to overcome this little triangle we had a while back. And I don’t want to come between the two of you again. Besides, I think this thing with Wendy could be, uh, could be really. I’m happy for you. I’m happy for you too and for Allie.

Um, look, I know you guys are gonna figure this out. Okay. Thanks.

Normally I would defend my daughter to the death and put ignorant, mean-spirited people in their place. But out of respect for your mama, I’m not going to do that. Let’s just go to Julie’s place instead. Oh,

maybe I should get going myself. What? Why? It turns out these breakfast benefits aren’t really that beneficial first, Nicole, and now. I don’t wanna be the person that comes between you and your sister, please. It’s nothing that I can’t handle science. I like having you around.

Thank you for saying that, ej. That’s always nice to.

Especially these days,

and you know, you are, uh, you’re right about Sloan. I mean, I, I don’t need to go over there and engage with Sloan. It’s exactly what she wants. Why should I give into. You shouldn’t.

You know what? It’s a hell with Eric Sloan can have him. I don’t need him anymore.

I wanna have you.

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Okay. Horton. Enough of a silent treatment. You’re the one who didn’t say good morning. Okay. You’re the one who slept in Henry’s room last night. Whatever. No, not whatever. We need to talk about this. Fine talk.

What are you waiting for, Dupree? Just minute it. While my grandmother was dying, you were busy macing on my brother.

So you’re saying I can’t come visit my mother anymore?

No, no. Dr. Ricker, of course. I wouldn’t want to upset her in her condition. I was just hoping that we could

just call me if anything changes. Okay. Thanks.

Well, look, I know you’re busy, so I’ll let you go. I just, I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about Marlena and Kate too. I mean, so incredibly sad. Of course. Hey, listen, if you need me to pick up Ari, just let me know. Okay. I’m here. Whatever you need.

Oh, what the hell do you want?

Morning, father, don’t you look at me like that? I know you don’t approve of me going after my brother ej, but if you’ll remember, EJ struck first. He knew exactly what Lian had done to me, and he didn’t say a word. So I know while you vehemently disapprove of one dera going after another, think you’ll agree.

In this instance, this particular Dera is there to pay.

Rolf, what the hell are you calling me? You. You need more Petri dishes. You can’t be serious. Okay? Okay, fine. I’ll get you whatever you want. Just make sure you don’t forget about our deal. If anyone asks about ej, I never had anything to do with Stefan’s brainwashing. Got it.

I have to go

ej.

I was just on my way to the office. Oh, then I’ve saved you a trip. I don’t understand. Let me be more clear. You’re fired.

Like Sands through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Johnny, Hey. Sorry. I, uh, just dropped in like this. Open. I didn’t. Interrupt breakfast? No. No. Uh, my dad just went out to talk to the priest about his service, and Steph and Joey just went with him. Huh? Did you wanna come in? If it’s okay? Yeah.

Look man, I, I, uh, I know you got a lot going on, so I’m gonna make this quick. I, I said some things last night, some, uh, some unkind things about your mother, which was unfair and uncalled for. Look, whatever Ava did I know, I know it wasn’t your fault and I was just, I was upset about my grandma Marlena, and I took it out.

Look, I, I was way outta line trip and uh, I just wanted to come say that. I’m sorry,

Nicole. Good morning. Morning coffee. I’d love some. Yes.

Thank you. You are welcome.

It’s the brew not to your liking. Oh, no, it’s, it’s delicious. But I was curious about something, what’s. Well, when I walked in, I couldn’t help but notice you talking to Stephanie’s portrait, something about making Ed Zamira pay. Which one were you referring to?

Stephan. Who were you telling your father you wanted to get back? Kristen, of course Kristen don’t sound so surprised. Nicole. She conspired with Lee Shin to have me brainwashed, but she’s already facing pretty severe punishments considering it’s all but certain that she will be charged with murdering Kate and Kayla.

And next she’s going to be charged with murdering marle evidence. What you haven’t heard,

it’s been all over the news. I, I, I turned my alerts off of. What are you saying? Marlena died

last night.

You let me sleep in? Mm. I figured you could use a little rest after last night. , that’s more than I expected. So my mother’s obituary, oh, she lived an amazing life. But Eric, I gotta say, I mean, some of the stuff in here, it’s pretty wild. I think that the spectator needs some better fact checkers. Well, I’m sure it’s all.

Papers owned by our family’s friend. Well, no offense to your family’s friend, but it says something in here about your mom being a serial killer. I mean, that is a liable suit in itself. I mean, just let me show you what, it’s all right now. I’d rather do this.

Well, are you just gonna stand there or do you plan on telling me why you.

Gabby, I,

I know that you’re upset with me and you have every right to be, but I just wanted to come by and apologize again for my brother to, to Stephan. Anything else? Just that Okay. I didn’t agree with it when I heard, I was actually pretty horrified. Yes. Getting inside someone’s head and manipulating their feelings, playing God like that.

Oh, you must not been too upset since you didn’t bother to tell me. I wanted to. I swear. I mean, I came close so many times. Keeping that secret was agonizing. You know what’s agonizing, Wendy? Finding out that the man that you married is a two-face criminal and that the woman that you asked to stand up for you at your wedding is a damn liar.

They begged me to stay. He was so afraid of losing you. You know, I’m glad it all came out. I, it’s honestly such a huge relief. What if it hadn’t? Hmm? What if, um, what if I didn’t remember that, uh, that wolf told me that Lee tried to kill Stephen in his sleep, or that, or that Lee had ordered Ralph to, to make Stephan hate me?

What then edman, would you have kept me in the dark forever?

I don. You dunno, , you just wanted leave me happy and you made him happier than anyone has in his entire life. And I couldn’t take that away. He’s my big brother. I love him.

But I know that’s no excuse. I just came by to tell you that I know what I did was wrong.

Hmm. We both know you can’t fire me. Why not? Last I checked, I was c e O of Damir, and you have me to thank for that. I was the one who got you the votes needed to give Gabby the boot and take back control of the company. On behalf of the entire Demira family allowed me to express my sincere gratitude for all your years of service, which I’ve determined is no longer needed effective immediately.

Now, let me be clear. I’m going to remain in my position as your number two with your enthusiastic support. Most, of course, you want Steph. Find out about your role in his brainwashing. You see, that’s the thing, Lee, he already knows. Excuse me. I told my brother everything, and now since you no longer have anything to hold over me, you’re out.

What do you want me to say that I was kissing Johnny? It’s the truth. No, isn’t it? Look, Henry is still asleep, but he could wake up any minute. So why don’t you just admit what you did and we can all move on with our day. I’m not going to admit something I didn’t do. Chanel, I saw you when I got off the elevator.

You and Johnny sprung apart like you had been caught because you had, I was comforting him. That’s all you’re gonna gimme the comforting him line. I know that line. I’ve used that line on trip when you and I had sex behind his back. Okay. I know what you think you saw. Stop. Stop it. Because the more that you try and make me seem crazy and paranoid, the more insulting it is.

So if you have any respect for me whatsoever, you’ll just admit what is obviously going on and tell me the damn truth. When I got off that elevator, you and Johnny were about.

Yes, we were.

Finally, you admit it. You did wanna kiss Johnny. I’m sorry. No, don’t be because now I know how you really feel and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you having the courtesy to tell me. Okay. It wasn’t like that. I was really comforting him. Right. With your lips. No, I totally get that. Could you please just let me tell you what happened?

Yeah. Okay. Go for it. Oh, but um, just how steamy does it get, should I make popcorn? Allie, please. I am listening. So I, I went to the hospital looking for you, and then I ran into Johnny and then we started talking and then I got your text saying that you had gone home. So I was getting ready to leave. And then your grandpa John came running over to us, right?

Yeah. Because he wanted you to set up the rooftop for him and Grandma Marlina. I already know all of this. Okay, but what you don’t. Is that the whole time we were up there, Johnny was trying so hard to stay positive, and then we saw your grandmother in a wheelchair and she just looked so weak and pale.

And Johnny, he just, he kept smiling, but I could just see how sad he was and how scared he was. And as soon as we got back downstair. He, he lost it and I hugged him and we talked about your grandparents and, and about how blessed they were to have found each other and about how tragic it was that it had to end this way.

And after that, I, I don’t really remember what happened, but. Johnny, he, uh, he leaned forward to kiss me. So now you’re blaming it on him. I’m not blaming anyone. I’m just telling you what happened. Your brother, he was a wreck and emotions, they were running high and, and it just was like, it just, it happened in the heat of the moment.

It just said, what does it mean? It doesn’t mean anything. Okay, Atley. I am in love with you. I chose you. The whole reason I went to the hospital in the first place was to be there for you. I know you’re in pain, okay? And Molly, you need support right now and I wanna give you that support. I really do. I really wanna be there for you to help you, cuz I know you’re dealing with all this loss.

So please, Allie, can we please just forget about this?

Huh? That depends on what you say, that I’m the one you wanna be with, that you chose me and that what happened with Johnny last night was meaningless.

But to almost kiss somebody, that means that there’s attraction there. So tell me, are you still attracted to my brother?

Okay. I appreciate the apology. You taking the time to come by, that means a lot. Yeah. Yeah, of course. Look, I don’t blame you for being angry at my mom. I, I, I love her, but I’m also very aware that she’s done some truly terrible things. She’s sick and I kick myself every day for not being here, for not knowing how bad it was and not getting her the help that she needed sooner.

She’s at, uh, Bayview now, right? Yeah. She’s not getting out anytime soon. I’m sorry. Between, between that and losing Kaylee, you’re having a pretty rough time too, and, uh, hitting you. That was, it was not cool. Yeah, don’t worry about it. I didn’t take a swing at you first. . Oh, I should, uh, I should probably get going.

Um, give your family my condolences. Same. So we’re good. We’re good. All.

You told stuff in the truth. Mm-hmm. , he must be furious with you. Quite the contrary. He was very understanding. He understood that his own brother stabbed him in the back. Well, he wasn’t happy about it, of course, but he sees the bigger picture. By reclaiming Demira from an unqualified interloper, I’ve saved the company and preserved our legacy for generations to come.

You’re saying Stephan approved of your portrayal. I’m saying he respected it, and more importantly, he forgave me. And from now on, we’ll be running the company together as co CEOs. All in the family as it should be. . Funny you should mention family. You are aware that my father’s chairman of the demerit board, he’s not gonna like this.

True. True. He’s a very proud man. And you’ve embarrassed him terribly. I mean, he’s not going to like that. I’m being dismissed. He’ll never stand for it. I’m not sure what he can do. Seeing as you tried to murder my brother and subsequently had him brainwashed by a mad scientist. There’s no evidence of that.

Well, not yet. And in the meantime, there is a very decent chance Kristen could flip on you to save her own ass. You, the cops, your crazy sister, have nothing on me. Therefore, my father’s gonna make the case the very strong case to the shareholders and the board that until, unless I’m proven guilty of a crime.

I deserve to remain right where I am. Hmm. Wayne May be a formidable businessman, but he is not a demir. His opinion will never hold the same weight as ours. Are you willing to stake your company on it? I am in Indeed because the C E O I have every right to make this decision, which I’m sure I’ll have broad support in making, and I can always call on my voting block if I have.

Bottom line is whether you end up in prison may be an open question, but whether you have a job is not.

Good luck in all your future endeavors.

Oh, and uh, flee.

Let this be a lesson.

You don’t cross a demeanor and get away with it.

Fine. I accept your apology. Did you hear what I said? Do you want me to change my mind? No, no, no. Of course not. Thank you so much, Gabby. Thank you. Are those for me? Yeah. I thought they could be peace offering. Pretty lame, right? I would’ve preferred to design a handbag, but I do need Lily’s.

So what happens now? With who? With Stephan? Is he going to be Deprogrammed? Now that everything’s out in the open, you could do that. . We could, but Stephan’s not interested. He was at first, but he changed his mind. Why would happen? As you may know, after we got over our initial hurdle in this whole nightmare, you know, having Stephan believe that he was actually brainwashed and he finally did after Johnny told him that he went to Jakarta with you.

Yeah. That was huge. Yeah, it was for the first time after Stephen came back to life, he was actually nice. Sympathetic, almost caring. He said that now that he knew the truth, he understood how horrible this has all been for me. And he even apologized for hurting me. Must have been so happy to hear him say that.

Except he also told me that his, uh, feelings for that cow Chloe Lane are also real. But instead of arguing about how ludicrous that is, you know, I just told him we should find Dr. Rolf, have him undo what he did, and then he could decide if he still. And Stephan agreed. Yeah. Yes. Until we found out that Dr.

Rolf was in my, a disappeared without a trace. So I had one option left. The esteemed Dr. Evans, I, I went to see if she could help when yesterday is, I know that she was dying, but I had no choice. Okay. Well, what did she say? Brady wouldn’t let me in, which is a huge mistake because if anybody believes in the power of love, it’s Marlena.

I mean, if she could have helped, she would have, but now it’s, it’s too late. I’m sorry. I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought I was doing what Stephan wanted, but what I wanted too for him to remember what we had so that we could be together. But when he found out what I did that, and I even turned to Marlena, he was angry.

Oh, he was more than angry. He was repulsed. He says he never wants to see my face again.

I can’t believe she’s gone. Yeah, it did happen stunningly fast and the impact of her loss is so much greater than I could have possibly imagined. What do you. Well, her pit was picked up by every paper across the globe, and initially I thought Marlena was just a small town shrink, but hardly that’s so I learned she was one of the most well-respected psychiatrists in the world, and her impact didn’t just reach her patients, her colleagues or friends, and her children.

Thinking about Eric

Nicole, are you thinking about Eric? Of course. I’m thinking about Eric. I’m thinking about all of Marlena’s children, including Eric and Sammy and Bell and Brady. Right? Okay. Yeah. I wonder what’s keeping ej, isn’t he at the office? I asked him to, uh, take care of something for me first. Oh, that can’t be good.

Hmm. No, it’s a very good thing, Nicole. I asked him to fire Lee Shin on your. Oh, it was the least he could do. Considering he newly brainwashed me and didn’t say a word to me for months. AJ knew about that. Yeah. After the fact he came clean last night. Oh my God. I, I had no idea. Yeah. Nice try, Nicole. I’m. I have heard that you are a very gifted liar, but your acting skills use a little tune up.

Clearly you are fainting surprised about ej, just like you were pretending to care exclusively about Eric. Wow, I have to go to work. Hmm? You do that.

That’s it. No. Round two. I’d love to, but I can’t. All those shots you did last night, finally catching up to you. No, it’s not that. It’s just that my family is arranging my mother’s services and as much as I live to stay here with you, I need to go home and help. And of course, but just remember if you need to work through anything, I’m here for you.

Hey, Eric,

step doesn’t know me at all. Thanks. I’m this completely cruel, selfish person, person. Look, you can’t let what he said upset you. He didn’t mean any of it. Of course he didn’t. And he only said it because, oh, he hates me because of the, the brainwashing. But if he’s just got deprogrammed, he’d still love me.

But if he still hates me, he’s never gonna get deprogrammed. So I’m stuck.

You know? It’s too bad that you can’t make him do it. You mean force him? You mean, how would I do? Well, you just said s Stephan’s not in his right mind. I’m not a lawyer, but I would think that if you could have a mentally ill person committed, I mean there must be some way you can compel s Stephan to get the brainwashing reversed.

You mean get a court order? I don’t know. Maybe not. Maybe the best strategy would be to put on a full court. Okay. Get everyone who knows and loves Stephan to convince him he has to do this. Like an intervention. Yeah. But make it all about him. Like how doing this could give him back control of his thoughts, his feelings, his life.

And then once he has that, he can make whatever choices he wants. And of course he choose to be with you. Yeah. But even if Stefan gave consent, I. Well, I’d still be stuck because Marlene’s gone, Ralph’s in the wind. We have nobody to fix the damage. So no, I’m, I’m completely out of moves. Oh,

well, I’ve imposed on you long enough.

Anything else? Well, I guess I’m just a little surprised about what I’ve seen, how hard you fight for what you want. It’s one of the things I admire most about you. I never expected Gabby Hernandez to give up.

Wendy. Hey, that time, no, no. What’s going on? No. I just came by to see how you’re doing after last night. Oh my God. You’re fine. . No, no. Don’t worry about it looks worse than it is. Oh, I still can’t believe Johnny hit you. Oh, I actually just came by to apologize. good. I mean, I know he’s upset about his grandmother, but he can’t just go around punching people.

Ah, well, to be fair, I took a swing at him first. Yeah. After he said some horrible stuff about your mother, he actually apologized about that as well. Said that he was upset about Marlena and that he lashed out at me. Yeah. With his fist. I didn’t like it, but I get it. John just lost somebody who he really loved.

Am I still attracted to Johnny? What kind of question is that? I don’t know. You’re talking about emotions being high and things happening in the heat of the moment, so to me that sounds like there’s still chemistry there. Okay. Well you wanna talk about chemistry? Well, what about you and Alex? Me and Alex, yeah.

The other night when I came home, you two looked pretty cozy together. Drinking beers, hanging out. So what you wanna tell me that you’re not attracted to him? We were talking. But I’m thinking that maybe you wanted to do a little more than that considering that you asked for another threesome.

You know, it’s too bad that you can’t make him do it. You just said Stefan’s not in his right mind. I’ve seen how hard you fight for what you want. I never expected Gabby from N to give up

Wendy’s, right? I can’t just sit back and accept this. I have to freaking do something and I will.

So it’s done. Hardly take it. Oh, he made a lot of noise about how there’s no proof he did anything wrong, that his daddy’s chairman of the board, blah, blah, blah, blah. But rest assure. You don’t have to worry about having that trader in your midst any longer, Glen, hear. And even better, as soon as we finalize that paperwork, you and I will officially be co-CEOs of the mirror, which is a way it should have been all along headway, not intervened so unnecessarily.

And with the brothers de mirror back in charge, this guy’s the limit. Hmm. Sounds like reason to celebrate. Mm. Should I grab a fresh bottle of champagne from the cellar? We can toast to our future. Huh Uh. It’s a bit early, isn’t it? Oh, I’ll make you a mimosa . Okay. Okay. That, uh, that sounds lovely. I just need to email the paperwork to the lawyers and I’ll be right back.

Sounds good.

You’re throwing a threesome comment back in my face. You know, I didn’t mean that. Well, you sounded pretty serious to me. I was trying to make a point by airing out our private business in front of Alex. Do you know how uncomfortable you made him? Please? He doesn’t care. Okay. Well, I do. You made it sound like I’m unfulfilled in our relationship.

That was me. Me. No, no, no. You’re not gonna turn this back around on me. You are the one who almost kissed Johnny. Okay. And you brought Alex home. Alex took me home after he ran into me in the square and saw how upset I was about my grandmother and didn’t want me to be alone. Okay, I understand that. So why can’t you understand what happened with me?

Because Tony’s not some rando that you’re never gonna see again. He’s your ex-husband. Okay. Ex as informer as in no longer happening, right? Except for the whole comforting him. Well, have you ever thought that maybe I need some comforting too. I mean, I, I, if you’ve forgotten, I was recently arrested for murder.

The charges were dropped. Yeah, but it isn’t over. Sloane Peterson is suing me and mama in civil court, and she’s made it very clear that she is out for revenge as she’s not going to stop until she ruins both of our lives. So yeah, I’m kind of having a hard time right now. Oh. And I’m. I lost both of my grandmothers right before walking in on my twin brother, about to shove his tongue down my girlfriend’s throats at Lee.

No, I don’t wanna talk about this anymore. I have a ton of things to do. Oh, so that’s it. You’re just gonna walk away. Yeah. I need to go help with my grandma’s arrangements, so I’m gonna go get Henry dressed and then we’re out here

On your mom? Yeah. I just spoke to her doctors. Um, they asked me to stay away. They think seeing me might somehow trigger. Oh, no, I just, I feel so helpless. You know, I, I, I can’t go see my mom. I, I could have gone with my dad and my siblings to talk to the priest about care service, but that also didn’t really feel right.

But weren’t you closest with your stepmom? Yeah, I mean, over the past few years, I mean, she was like a mother to me, but. At a time like this, I just, I don’t know. It feels inappropriate to group myself in with Steph and Joey. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind. I know, I know. I just don’t intrude.

I don’t know what to do with myself honestly, Wendy. I am. I’m lost.

That’s okay. With grief illness. There’s no roadmap how you find your way outta it. I’m not sure you ever do completely, but I think in time it gets better.

So for now, I should just want stay calm. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and eventually

you’ll end up exactly where you belong.

Eric,

hi. Hey. I just heard about your mother. I’m so sorry. Thanks. That’s such a terrible loss. Senseless, and, and shocking, and I can’t imagine what you’re feeling right now. I, I feel numb. It makes sense.

I should inside. Of course. Um, Aaron, before you go,

nevermind, what

would it be Okay if I gave you a hug?

Yeah, of course you can gimme hug. Are you sure? Yeah.

Eric. Hey, Sloan. Sorry, didn’t mean to interrupt Nicole. Hello Sloan. Is everything okay? No, everything’s fine. You just left your phone in my bed.

Johnny, look, this, this really isn’t a good time right now. I, and actually until things cool down, we should probably stay away from each other. I came here to see Wendy. Oh, uh, sorry. Um, yeah, she’s not here. Where’s she? I don’t know. She left pretty early this morning, but I’m not sure where she went. Can I get you some ice for that eye?

I noticed that it doesn’t hurt.

Hold you. Okay. Tough guy. Hmm. I’m just glad that Johnny apologized. I’ve kind of been on an on an apology toward myself this morning. Oh yeah? Yeah. And who’s on your route? Mm. , how did that go? Well, first I thought she was gonna slam the door in my face. Mm-hmm. , but uh, and she heard me out and in the end forgave me.

Nice. I just wish I could help her with stuff. And you know, he refuses to get the brainwashing reversed. What? Why? Long story. But even if Gabby could convince him to get to be programmed, there’s no one who could actually do it. So she’s stuck with him hating her. That sucks. I know. I just feel so bad that there’s nothing she can do.

Hope you enjoy your little drinky J because after a few doses of this, you’re gonna start acting pretty strangely. In fact, your judgment’s gonna be so impaired. The mayor board will have no choice to remove you. An eye for one can not wait.

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Allie and Chanel have an awkward morning of not speaking to each other. Chanel has enough and tells Allie that they need to talk about this. Allie tells Chanel to just admit that while her grandmother was dying, she was busy macking on her brother.

Tripp is on the phone, being told by the doctor at Bayview that he can’t come visit Ava. Tripp tells him to call him if anything changes. Tripp then hangs up and answers the door to see Johnny.

Gabi finishes a call with Will at home, saying she’s so sorry about Marlena and Kate too. Gabi says to let her know if she needs to pick up Arianna and hangs up. Wendy then shows up at the door with flowers, but Gabi answers the door and asks what the hell she wants.

At the DiMera Mansion, Stefan talks with the portrait of Stefano in the living room. Stefan knows Stefano doesn’t approve of him going after EJ, but argues that EJ struck first by not saying a word about what Li did to him. Stefan declares that Stefano wouldn’t approve of DiMera vs. DiMera, but that this DiMera deserves to pay. Nicole then opens the doors to the living room.

Li gets dressed in his hotel room when his phone rings. Li answers the call from Dr. Rolf and questions why the hell he’s calling him. Li says he’ll get him whatever he wants as long as he remembers their deal that if anyone asks, he had nothing to do with Stefan’s brainwashing. Li hangs up as EJ shows up at his door. Li says he was just on his way to the office. EJ responds that he’s saved him a trip then. Li doesn’t understand, so EJ informs him that he’s fired.

Johnny apologizes to Tripp for just dropping in and hopes he didn’t interrupt breakfast. Tripp says that Steve just went out with Stephanie and Joey to talk to the priest about Kayla’s funeral service. Tripp invites Johnny in. Johnny knows he has a lot going on and says he’ll make it quick. Johnny acknowledges that he said some unkind things last night about his mother which was unfair and uncalled for. Johnny says he knows whatever Ava did was not Tripp’s fault. Johnny admits he was just upset about Marlena and took it out on him. Johnny acknowledges that he was way out of line, so he just wanted to come say he’s sorry.

Stefan greets Nicole and offers her coffee which she accepts. Nicole then informs Stefan that she couldn’t help but notice he was talking to Stefano’s portrait about making a DiMera pay. Nicole questions which DiMera he was referring to. Stefan claims it was Kristen since she conspired with Li to have him brainwashed. Nicole points out that Kristen is already facing severe punishment as it’s almost certain she will be charged with the murders of Kate and Kayla. Stefan adds that next she will be charged with the murder of Marlena Evans, which shocks Nicole as she did not know. Stefan tells her it’s all over the news. Nicole mentions that she turned her alerts off and asks if he’s saying Marlena died. Stefan shows her the article on his tablet and confirms that she died last night.

Eric wakes up in bed with Sloan. Eric comments that she let him sleep in. Sloan figured he could use some rest after last night. Sloan talks about reading Marlena’s obituary. Sloan says it’s wild and says something about Marlena being a serial killer which she questions. Eric tells her that it’s all alright and kisses her.

Gabi questions why Wendy is here. Wendy knows she’s upset with her and has every right to be, but she just wanted to come by and apologize again for what Li did to Stefan. Wendy adds that she didn’t agree with it and was horrified by it. Gabi remarks that she must not have been too upset since she didn’t bother to tell her. Wendy swears that she wanted to and came close many times as keeping that secret was agonizing. Gabi responds that what’s agonizing is finding out the man she married is a criminal and the woman she asked to stand up for her is a liar. Wendy argues that Li begged her to keep quiet because he was so afraid of losing her. Wendy is glad it all came out and calls it a huge relief. Gabi asks what if it didn’t come out and she didn’t remember. Gabi questions if Wendy would’ve kept her in the dark forever. Wendy admits she doesn’t know. Wendy says she just wanted Li to be happy and Gabi made him happier than anyone ever has, so she couldn’t take that away from him. Wendy declares that Li is her big brother and she loves him but she knows that’s no excuse. Wendy states that she just came by to tell Gabi that she knows what she did was wrong.

Li tells EJ that they both know he can’t fire him. EJ asks why not since he is the CEO. Li reminds him that he was the one who got him the votes he needed to boot Gabi out and take back control of the company. EJ says on behalf of the entire DiMera family, he expresses his gratitude for Li’s years of service but he’s no longer needed. Li tells EJ that he’s going to remain in his position as his #2 unless he wants Stefan to find out about EJ’s role in his brainwashing. EJ then reveals that Stefan already knows as he told him everything and now Li no longer has anything to hold over him, so he’s out.

Allie accuses Chanel of kissing Johnny and tells her to just admit what she did so they can move on but Chanel denies it. Allie argues that when she got off the elevator, Chanel and Johnny sprung apart like they had been caught because they had. Chanel argues that she was comforting Johnny. Allie compares it to when she and Chanel had sex behind Tripp’s back. Chanel complains that it’s only what Allie thinks she saw. Allie tells her to stop trying to make her seem paranoid. Allie tells Chanel to admit what is obviously going on and tell her the truth that she and Johnny were about to kiss. Chanel then admits that they were. Allie states that Chanel finally admits that she did want to kiss Johnny. Chanel says she’s sorry but Allie tells her not to be because now she knows how she really feels. Chanel argues that it wasn’t like that and she was really comforting him. Chanel asks Allie to let her tell her what really happened. Chanel explains that she went to the hospital, looking for her and she ran in to Johnny so they started talking and then she got Allie’s text that she had left. Chanel says she was going to leave but John came to ask them to set up the rooftop. Allie says she already knows all of this. Chanel tells Allie about how the whole time they were on the roof, Johnny was trying to stay positive and then they saw Marlena and she could see how sad and scared Johnny was. Chanel adds that once they got downstairs, Johnny lost it so she hugged him and they talked about Marlena and John. Chanel claims after that, she doesn’t really remember what happened but Johnny leaned forward to kiss her. Allie questions if she’s blaming it on him now. Chanel says she’s not blaming anyone and is just telling her what happened. Chanel says that Johnny was a wreck, emotions were running high, and it just happened in the heat of the moment. Allie questions what that even means. Chanel says it means nothing and reminds Allie that she’s in love with her, she chose her, and only went to the hospital in the first place to be there for her. Chanel knows Allie is in pain and she needs support right now which she wants to give her. Chanel asks Allie if they can just forget about this. Allie says that depends since Chanel says she’s the one she wants to be with, that she chose her, and that what happened with Johnny was meaningless. Allie argues that almost kissing somebody means there’s attraction there. Allie then asks Chanel if she’s still attracted to her brother.

Tripp appreciates Johnny’s apology and says it means a lot. Tripp adds that he doesn’t blame him for being angry at Ava. Tripp says he loves Ava but is also very aware that she’s done truly terrible things. Tripp states that Ava is sick and he kicks himself every day for not being there and knowing how bad it was to get her the help she needed sooner. Johnny asks if Ava is in Bayview now. Tripp confirms that she’s not getting out anytime soon. Johnny says he’s sorry and acknowledges that Tripp is having a rough time between Ava and losing Kayla. Johnny admits that hitting him was not cool. Tripp tells him not to worry about it, pointing out that he took a swing at him first. Johnny decides he should get going and tells Tripp to give his family his condolences. Tripp says the same and agrees they are good as they shake hands as Johnny then exits.

Li says Stefan must be furious with EJ if he told him the truth. EJ responds that Stefan was actually very understanding which Li questions. EJ says that Stefan sees the bigger picture that he saved the company and preserved their legacy for generations to come. Li questions EJ saying that Stefan approved his betrayal. EJ says that he respected it and forgave him, so from now on they will be running the company as co-CEOs and it will be all in the family, as it should be. Li says it’s funny he should mention family. Li reminds EJ that his father is chairman of the board and he won’t like that he’s being dismissed, so he’ll never stand for it. EJ is not sure what he can do since Li tried to murder Stefan and then had him brainwashed by a mad scientist. Li argues there’s no evidence of that. EJ says not yet. EJ warns that Kristen could flip on Li to save her own ass. Li argues that they all have nothing on him, so his father will make the very strong case that unless he’s proven guilty of a crime, he deserves to remain right where he is. EJ points out that Wei Shin is not a DiMera, so his opinion will never carry the same weight as theirs. EJ declares that as CEO, he has every right in making this decision and he can always call on his voting block if he has to. EJ says Li going to prison may be an open question but whether he has a job is not. EJ wishes Li luck in his future endeavors. EJ warns Li to let this be a lesson that you don’t cross a DiMera and get away with it. EJ then exits the room.

Gabi tells Wendy that she accepts her apology which surprises her. Wendy thanks her and gives her flowers as a peace offering. Wendy comes in and asks what happens now with Stefan. Wendy asks if he’s going to be deprogrammed. Gabi says they could do that but Stefan is no longer interested. Wendy questions what happened. Gabi explains that after getting over the initial hurdle of this nightmare and Stefan believing he was brainwashed, he said he understood how horrible everything had been and apologized for hurting her. Gabi then adds that Stefan also told her his feelings for Chloe are real, so she told him that they should find Dr. Rolf to undo what he did, so he could decide if he still loves her. Gabi says that Stefan agreed until they found out that Dr. Rolf has disappeared, so her only option left was Marlena. Gabi says she went to see Marlena yesterday and she knows she was dying, but she had no other choice. Wendy asks what she said but Gabi reveals that Brady wouldn’t let her in. Gabi calls that a huge mistake since if anyone believes in the power of love, it’s Marlena. Gabi says if Marlena could have helped, she would have, but now it’s too late. Gabi explains that she thought it was what she and Stefan both wanted so they could be together, but when he found out that she tried to see Marlena, he was repulsed and said he never wants to see her face again.

Nicole can’t believe Marlena is gone. Stefan states that it did happen stunningly fast and comments on the impact of her loss. Stefan says every paper across the globe has picked up her obituary and her impact reached beyond her patients to her colleagues and friends. Nicole brings up Marlena’s children as well, so Stefan asks if she’s thinking about Eric. Nicole assures that she is thinking about of Marlena’s children including Eric, Sami, Belle, and Brady. Stefan wonders what’s keeping EJ. Nicole asks if he’s not at the office. Stefan says he asked EJ to take care of something for him first. Nicole worries that can’t be good, but Stefan says it’s a very good thing because he asked EJ to fire Li Shin. Nicole questions that being on his order. Stefan argues that it’s the least EJ could do considering he knew that Li brainwashed him and didn’t say a word for months. Nicole questions EJ knowing about that. Stefan informs her that EJ came clean last night. Nicole claims she had no idea but Stefan says nice try. Stefan tells her that he’s heard she’s a gifted liar but her acting could use work. Stefan declares that Nicole was clearly faking surprise about EJ, just like she was pretending not to care exclusively about Eric. Nicole responds that she has to go to work and exits the mansion.

Eric puts his clothes back on. Sloan questions not having a round two. Eric says he’d love to but he can’t since his family needs to arrange Marlena’s services, so he has to go home and help. Sloan reminds Eric that if he needs to work through anything, she’s there for him. Eric says he’ll remember that and kisses her. Sloan tells him not to be a stranger as Eric then exits the apartment.

Gabi tells Wendy that it’s like Stefan doesn’t know her at all, like she’s a cruel and selfish person. Wendy encourages that Stefan didn’t mean what he said. Gabi blames the brainwashing and says if he would just get deprogrammed, he would still love her but he hates her so he’s never going to get deprogrammed, so she’s stuck. Wendy remarks that it’s too bad she can’t make him do it. Gabi asks how she would force him. Wendy points out that she said Stefan isn’t in his right mind, so if she could have a mentally ill person committed, there must be a way to convince Stefan to have the brainwashing reversed. Gabi asks if she means get a court order. Wendy says maybe the best strategy would be a full court press and get everyone who knows and loves Stefan to convince him that he has to do this, like an intervention. Wendy encourages making it all about how it would give him back control of his feelings and life. Wendy says after that, he would choose to be with Gabi. Gabi feels even if Stefan gave his consent, she’d still be stuck because Marlena is gone and Dr. Rolf is missing so they have nobody to fix the damage. Gabi declares that she’s completely out of moves. Wendy decides she’s imposed on her long enough and gathers her things. Gabi asks if there’s anything else. Wendy guesses she’s just a little surprised because she’s seen how hard Gabi fights for what she wants, so she never expected Gabi Hernandez to give up. Wendy then exits the house. Gabi remarks that she doesn’t have a choice.

Wendy goes to see Tripp and says she just came by to see how he’s doing after last night. Wendy notes his black eye. Tripp says it looks worse than it is. Wendy still can’t believe Johnny hit him. Tripp informs him that Johnny actually just came by to apologize. Wendy says that’s good because he can’t just go around punching people. Tripp points out that he took a swing first. Wendy understands that was because Johnny said horrible things about his mother. Tripp notes that Johnny apologized for that as well, saying he was upset about Marlena and lashed out at him. Tripp admits he didn’t like it, but he gets that Johnny just lost somebody that he really loved.

Chanel questions Allie asking if she’s still attracted to Johnny. Allie says it sounds like there’s still chemistry there. Chanel questions Allie and Alex looking pretty cozy together when she came home and asks if she’s not attracted to him. Allie responds that they were talking. Chanel remarks that she’s thinking Allie wanted to do more than that, considering she asked for another threesome.

Gabi sits alone, thinking back to what Wendy said to her. Gabi declares that Wendy is right that she can’t just sit back and accept this, so she has to do something and she will.

EJ comes home to the DiMera Mansion and informs Stefan that it’s done. Stefan asks how Li took it. EJ says Li made a lot of noise about how there’s no proof and his dad is chairman of the board. EJ assures that Stefan doesn’t have to worry about Li anymore and as soon as the paperwork is finished, they will be co-CEOs like it should’ve been all along. EJ declares that with the DiMera Brothers back in charge, the sky’s the limit. Stefan suggests getting champagne to celebrate. EJ says he just has to e-mail the paperwork to the lawyers and he’ll be right back. EJ heads upstairs while Stefan pulls a vial out of his pocket and looks back at the portrait of Stefano.

Allie questions Chanel throwing the threesome comment back in her face when she knows she didn’t mean that. Chanel says she sounded pretty serious to her. Allie argues that she was making a point while Chanel complains that she was airing their private business in front of Alex and making him uncomfortable. Chanel calls it mean that Allie made it sound like she’s unfulfilled in their relationship. Allie says Chanel is not going to turn this around on her when she’s the one who almost kissed Johnny. Chanel tries to argue that Allie brought Alex home while Allie clarifies that Alex took her home after seeing how upset she was about Marlena and not wanting her to be alone. Chanel asks why Allie can’t understand what happened to her. Allie argues that Johnny is her ex-husband. Chanel insists on the ex part while Allie complains about Chanel comforting him. Chanel asks if Allie ever thought that maybe she needs some comforting too since she was recently arrested for murder. Allie points out that the charges were dropped. Chanel informs her that it’s not over since Sloan is suing her and Paulina in civil court and has made it clear she’s not going to stop until she ruins their lives, so she’s kind of having a hard time right now. Allie asks if she’s not when she lost both her grandmothers right before walking in on her twin brother about to shove his tongue down her girlfriend’s throat. Allie declares that she doesn’t want to talk about this anymore. Chanel asks if she’s just going to walk away. Allie tells her that she has to go work on Marlena’s arrangements, so she’s going to get Henry and then they are out.

Wendy asks Tripp if there’s any news on his mom. Tripp informs her that he just spoke to her doctors and they asked him to stay away because they think seeing him might trigger Ava. Tripp says he feels so helpless since he can’t go see his mom and he could’ve gone with his siblings and Steve to talk to the priest about Kayla’s service but that didn’t feel right. Wendy asks about him being close to Kayla. Tripp says she was like a second mom to him over the last few years, but at a time like this, he felt it was inappropriate to group himself in with Stephanie and Joey. Wendy is sure they wouldn’t mind. Tripp says he just doesn’t want to intrude. Tripp admits he doesn’t know what to do with himself and he’s lost. Wendy tells him that’s okay because there is no road map with grief and illness. Tripp asks how to find the way out of it. Wendy is not sure you ever do completely, but she thinks in time it gets better. Tripp asks what he should do for now. Wendy instructs him to stay calm, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and eventually, he will end up exactly where he belongs.

Nicole runs in to Eric outside the Brady Pub. Nicole tells him that she just heard about his mother and she’s so sorry. Eric thanks her. Nicole calls it such a terrible loss that is senseless and shocking. Nicole says she can’t imagine what he’s feeling. Eric responds that right now, he feels numb. Nicole says that makes sense. Eric says he has to get inside. Nicole starts to say something but says never mind. Eric tells her to just say it. Nicole then asks if it would be okay if she gave him a hug. Eric says of course. Nicole asks if he’s sure. Eric says yes, so Nicole hugs him. Sloan then approaches and says she didn’t mean to interrupt. Eric asks her if everything is okay. Sloan says everything is fine and reveals that Eric just left his phone in her bed, which annoys Nicole.

Johnny goes to Allie and Chanel’s apartment. Chanel answers the door and tells him that now is not a good time. Chanel adds that until everything settles down, they should probably stay away from each other. Johnny clarifies that he came to see Wendy. Chanel tells him that she’s sorry but Wendy isn’t there. Johnny asks where she is. Chanel says Wendy left pretty early, but she’s not sure where she went.

Wendy offers to get Tripp ice for his eye and says she’s just glad that Johnny apologized, noting that she’s also on a bit of an apology tour with Gabi. Tripp asks how that went. Wendy says she first thought Gabi was going to shut the door in her face, but then she heard her out and forgave her. Wendy wishes she could help Gabi with Stefan but he refuses to undo the brainwashing. Tripp asks why. Wendy says it’s a long story but even if Gabi could convince Stefan to do it, there’s no one that can undo it, so she’s stuck with him hating her. Tripp says that sucks. Wendy feels bad that there’s nothing Gabi can do…

Stefan opens the vial from his pocket and slips it into the drink he’s making EJ. Gabi sneaks in to the DiMera Mansion behind him. Stefan remarks that he hopes EJ enjoys his drink because after this, his judgment will become so impaired that the DiMera Board will have no choice but to remove him and he cannot wait. Gabi then grabs a nearby statue and uses it to hit Stefan in the back of the head, knocking him out.

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 I am gonna do without you.

So, uh, I guess I should ask you.

Oh, man. What, um, breaking news reports about grandma makes it pretty real. Yeah. I think I know how you feel when I lose my big mama. I am gonna fall apart. And then you lost your Aunt Kayla and your Grandpa Roman wife and my, uh, my other grandma. It’s, it’s just like, when, when does it end? You know, what’s,

you said that you wanted to ask me something? Uh, yeah. Yeah. You, um, you never told me what happened with you and Allie after I. Well, I was sitting alone when you found me here tonight, so that should tell you everything you need to know.

Dave, I’m, I’m so sorry. I was not looking where I was going. You neither.

Oh. Oh yeah. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you. I’m sorry for yours too. Grandma meant so much to so many people. Yes, you did. This day is just the worst look. I’d like to have a seat and sit down and talk. You know, I don’t think anything that I would say would make much sense right now. If I just go on a walk, try and clear my head.

You do what you need to do. Do you know if, uh, if John’s still here? Yeah, I think he’s up on the roof. Um, that’s where she, that’s where she died, so I think he could really use an old friend right now. I figured.

I know you’re gonna be up there. You’ve been looking out for all of.

Where am I?

Like Sands through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Hey, Steph. It’s me, a k, a jackass. I know I have no right to be asking anything of you right now, but

could you maybe. Try giving me a chance to make this up to you. I’m talking groveling here. You and I had something great going and I don’t want to give up on that.

That’s all I wanted to say.

I know I should have called first. No, it’s okay. Come on in.

Hmm.

Oh, I, I don’t know how so many terrible things can happen to one family in such a short time. I just wanted to tell you in person how sorry I am and, and I brought you something that you and your daddy can stick in the oven and heat up for. Thank you so much.

What’s the least I could do ever know that you’ve been there for me when I needed help. I really appreciate you bringing that in person. Um, actually, uh, that’s not the only reason I can, yeah. Oh yeah, Stephanie. I need your connections now more than ever.

Knock it off. I’m coming.

At least you didn’t bring the kid with you this time. No. Rachel’s situation is the only thing in my family that seems to be under control. What does that? My mother died today.

I don’t understand what’s happening. I was on the roof with John. Join John. John, are you here?

Don’t.

Is this a political problem? Because now that the new governor’s been sworn in, you can’t change your mind about No, no, no, no. I didn’t change my mind. I’m saying here in Salem and, and I’m at war and for chandel’s sake, I cannot lose.

So. I told Allie that the only reason I went to the hospital was to see if she was all right. Something tells me that didn’t make much of a difference. She can’t get over walking in on us. Did did you happen to tell her that? I had just realized that my grandmother was about to die and that’s why you had your arms around me.

Johnny, you turned into a little more that okay, fine. So let her be pet at. Johnny, it was both of us. You tried to comfort me. I tried to turn that into a piss. You know I’m right.

Oh, hi. Hey. Oh God. I just heard about Dr. Evans. I’m so sorry. Thank you. If you’re looking for Chanel, she’s not here right now. It doesn’t matter. What do you mean it doesn’t matter? Oh, you can’t be alone right now. You don’t look okay. I’m not okay. I’m the farthest thing from, okay, right now. Let’s get you home.

How’d you find me? Buddy? Ran into Alley at the nurses station. Ah,

we were just, uh, you’re sitting over there looking at some family photos. Oh, that’s. That’s what the projector was for.

She wanted me to take her home. I just kind of thought this was a, a compromise, just trying to make her happy.

You did,

and I know that she’s up there right now looking down on me wanting to need to be strong. She wants me to know that I’m gonna get past this. That would be her. But she’s wrong. I am. Cause I’ve never past this.

That’s it. That’s right. Your best friend,

Oh, thank God. We all thought you died in that terrible car accident. And here you are. You’re alive and you’re well.

God so much.

Oh my God, Eric, I’m so sorry. I, I know what it feels like to lose a mother. Yeah. Well, this didn’t have to happen. Did the hospital screw up on her care? Was it the doctor? Because if so, you consider them into oblivion? What? No, it wasn’t the doctors. They did everything They. It’s the virus. She’s too strong and they couldn’t find the cure to fix it.

Okay, so you came over here to tell me she died and shouldn’t you be with your family right now? No, the family is the last thing I wanna be around right now. Are you sure you don’t wanna be with somebody you care about? I said I care about you. I mean someone you love. And we kind of agreed that that’s not what we are doing.

That’s not, I’m not asking for a shoulder to cry. Hey, what do you want?

Yes.

So after the London cops said they didn’t wanna press charges, I thought Chanel and I had made short work of that Sloan Peterson. Well, I thought so too. What? Well, that little witch, she’s suing us both for wrongful death. She’s made up her mind to ruin on us one way or another. So it’s a civil suit. Right.

And the lawyer I’ve been talking to, he says that, uh, that means that that burned of proof thing is lower than ever. She could take me to the cleaner. Chanel could lose the bakery. Oh, that’s awful. Ooh, you’re telling. But I don’t see how a publicist could help you. What I need is someone on the inside, I want to know Sloan’s strategy and you want me to be that person?

Well, actually I was thinking of your, your, your boyfriend, Alex. What, what’s the problem? Well, he, he saved us once. I mean, uh, remember, remember how he got fat evidence that Sloan head on your mouth? Unfortunately, yes. Huh. Well, we need him again. Tell him to suit up or you gonna strip down whatever it takes.

Oh, he’s gonna get back in the ballgame As much as I’d like to help you, I, I can’t do that. Well, what, you’re not having an attack of ethics, are you? That’s not the problem. Well, I’m done to what it is. I’ll fix it. You can’t. Alex and I split up. Thank you again for taking such good care of Henry Night.

Hey, if you don’t wanna be alone, I can stick around. I don’t know what I want. I don’t even know where I was going when I ended up in the square. Why isn’t Chanel. Bakery’s closed. I don’t know where she is. Maybe with Johnny. Wait, what? Do you want a beer? I feel like beer sounds really good right now. Sure.

Thanks.

You want to sit down and drink that maybe? Sure.

I cannot believe that your grandmother’s really gone, that woman. She was like an institution or something, just always helping people. Yeah, she helped me. That’s for sure. Yeah, she was so strong. I really thought she was gonna make it through this.

What, what may maybe, maybe you shouldn’t chug that. The last thing you need right now is a hangover. What I need is my grandma. I’m gonna call Chanel, uh, Uhuh. Please don’t. Ali, is there something going on with you two? It’s what’s going on with her and Johnny. It scares me.

Okay. Uh, you know, I’m gonna go find Allie and talk some sense into it. No, no, no. Talking to Allie is my job. Butter vent to me, all should be should be calmed down by the time you. No, you are both grieving over your grandmother. You’re too raw if you try to talk to her now. It’s only gonna make things worse.

It has to be me. It’s it’s your call, I guess. Yeah. And I wanna give her a little more time.

Have you, uh, have you thought about what I said? You said a lot of things about wanting to kiss you

with Susan. Are you saying that, that you’re really dead? The car exploded. I went up in a big old fire boom. . Yeah, I’m sure they just sch swed what was left in me under the Rs. Oh, no, no.

As as I there.

So if you’re dead and you’re. Here, and I’m here with you.

Does, does that mean that I’m,

oh, no. See, without that orchid that they couldn’t do a darn thing to bring you back to love. The same with Kate and Cal. What were they?

Susan? I asked you a question.

Am I pushing you into something you don’t want? Anything That’s a possibility. I must be losing my time.

I knew you weren’t yourself, you were just trying to be kind to me. I came on to you. I, I’m really sorry. That’s, I didn’t take it seriously because you had just finished telling me about Wendy and how great she is. Yeah, yeah. I think I just screwed that up too, how, uh, I ran into her before I came here.

She’s with Trip Johnson. Well, he’s back in town. Yeah. Kayla’s his stepmom, so he’s. He’s here with Steve. Anyway, I, uh, I picked a fight with him. Okay, well, how bad a fight he tried to punch me. I decked him. Uh, well, what was it about? Oh, about his lunatic mother, maybe Vital. She’s the one who caused the crash that killed Susan, my other grandma.

Needless to say, Wendy. Not impressed with my behavior and I I don’t blame her. You know, I, you’re mad at the world right now and you’re being great about it.

Look, I’m, I’m really sorry that I, uh, made a pass at you. I won’t do it again.

I got off the elevator and the first thing I saw was Johnny and Chanel and they had their arms around each other and they were about to kiss. Okay. Well, to me the important words here are about to what they didn’t actually kiss. Yeah. Only because I showed. If I had gotten there like 10 seconds later, he would’ve been all over.

So then what did you do? Oh, nothing. I didn’t have time to do anything because Sarah showed up and told me about my grandma. Chanel could have been just trying to comfort the guy because he was so broken up. No, Chanel and Johnny are crazy about each other. I mean, they were married. They probably still be married if it wasn’t for Johnny.

Getting possessed by the devil. Yeah. A demonic possession can definitely take its toll on a marriage. I mean, that’s the only reason Chanel and I actually got together. And then she took forever to choose between John and Jeremy. But she chose you and she’s sticking with you. Why? Why are you taking their side?

I’m not taking their side. I am on your side. And look what you saw today could be right or you could be dead wrong. And since you have enough problems going on in your life right now, maybe you should just try trusting them.

I am talking from experience here. What? Having problems with Stephanie. Stephanie’s having problems with me. Major ones. It’s my own damn fault,

Alex. And you are on the F. It’s over. He cheated. I wish it was that. I’ve handled that before. This was worse. Hmm. What’s worse than a man who cheats? My mother died and because of Alex, I wasn’t there. Well, you gonna have to tell me more. Chad Damira found out about mom and so he tried to call me and let me know.

But I was outta the room when the call came in and Alex was alone with my phone. So he looked at the caller, ID saw that it was from Chad. He’s jealous of Chad. So he turned off my phone and didn’t tell me. Ooh, oh boy. It was, it was the worst thing anyone’s ever done to me.

And I was starting to think that maybe Alex and I had a. But that’s over. Now he’s dead to me.

A wonder if or refuse is enjoying his triumph.

Can open man. He’s a monster. Should have been me, Abraham. No, he hated Roman Stephen. Me. What does he do? He goes after the women we. Because he knew it would hurt more.

The devil himself went after Doc twice and she survived that. But Orpheus got her. He was so strong. Straw right to the end

buddy.

That incredible love that you had for each other. It isn’t gone. It will last forever. I know you’re right. It’s, it’s just that, hey, when, when, when it was just the two of us against the world, we could beat all the odds. So how do, how do I leave this place with, without her? How do I just turn my back on the bat?

How did you do it, buddy? How did, how did you go home to an empty bed without,

do you wanna tour the place? I want you to tell me where Kale is, and Kate is it? Kate made it through the Furley Gates

that Jebel broke every one of the team. And if you did, the Lord didn’t think of that then. I am very well aware of who Kate is and she’s been a good friend to me. And maybe she doesn’t live by everybody’s code, but under. She’s a good person. not good news. She’s definitely like you, Dr. Mar Evans for sure.

Or Dr. Kayla Johnson. Alright, tell me where Kayla is. You can do that, can’t you?

Hey,

hey. Did that help or did it just make you feel more alone? Not so tied up in

I can.

I am sorry if you felt like I was pushing you away. It, I just got tense when you spoke about your mother. Makes sense. It, um, it brings up a lot of memories of my own mom. Loving her, losing her. She doesn’t exactly make a person wanna have sex. I’m gonna, I’m sorry if that made you feel like I was using you.

No, you needed me. That’s very different and I’m not really used to that. People needing me feeling needed. Well, maybe talking to you can help me understand how to get through it. I don’t really think I’m gonna help you mention that Arina, you don’t seem like the vengeful type. Well, yeah. Tell me how vengeance is working out for you.

Ugh. I hit a bump in the road. The courts in London did not cooperate. That’s, I’m not gonna give up. She now, Dupree and her mother are not gonna get away with what they took from me. There’s other ways to make them pay.

Ugh. I think I’ve given Allie enough time. I better go see how she’s doing. Hey, Chanel, Allie loves you. All right, she’s gonna come around. Thanks for trying to make me feel better. You know, she could, uh, she’d come walking through here at any minute and see us. I’ll risk it. You’re a special person, Johnny Damara.

And I am so sorry. You’re hurting.

So you saw that it was Chad calling. And you turned off Stephanie’s phone and she wasn’t able to be there when Aunt Kayla died.

Go ahead, say what you’re thinking, but I am a selfish idiot who’s getting exactly what he deserves. All right. That might be a little bit dramatic. How do you figure if it had been Uncle Steve or anyone else from the family calling, what would you have done? I would’ve told Stephanie to pick up the phone.

Yeah, exactly right. So you saw that it was Chad calling. , honestly, you know, he’s been kind of a problem. He probably thought he was just butting in again. Exactly right. Okay, so look, you, you misjudged the situation. You messed up. If I was Stephanie, I’d be pissed. But we work through it. Why? Because you would never deliberately keep Stephanie from being at her dying mother’s bedside.

You made a stupid mistake, but I think that means that you deserve to be forgiven.

Ought to be hung up by his thumbs and I, I can’t believe you don’t even know your mama was dying. So you don’t think I’m overreacting? I do not. First of all, your phone is none of his business, but more importantly, he kept you from seeing your mama for the last time. Oh, let me tell you, if a man did me that way, he be singing soprano for the rest of his natural life.

Thank you for the back. You got it. Sometimes I have moments where I think maybe I was too angry. Hopefully you don’t need a man sneaking around trying to arrange your life the way he wants. You ha. You have so much to offer. Thank you for saying that. But I, I still can’t get him to help you with Sloan. I hope you can find another.

Get her out of your life. I am not letting you off the hook yet. Missy. Mm-hmm. . Now you have come through for me in the past and I have faith that you, you can do it again. Cases like this are one in the court of public opinion. That’s your area of expertise Now, branch head on board, that boy smart. Yeah. He is not hard to look at either.

Alex will probably just think you’re doing it to get to. Alex can think whatever he wants. I couldn’t care less what? This is a very big place. I mean, it makes New York City look like an you want, I’m asking you to try. Hi. Okay. All

here we are here to Jay. All right, we’ve got Andrew, Jack, lady Bird. Now we are already past the case. Well uh, try her maiden name, which day. Brady. Oh, I should, she’s still with romance. Kimberly and Bo? Yes. Oh, oh, here we are. Bogar, Aurelius Brady here. Yep. Except there’s Esri’s, Neer’s name and I really don’t know what that means.

And we’re looking for Kayla. She’s head.

I’ll start thinking about how to spend this and then I’ll give you a call. Mm-hmm. . Oh no. Take some time. Take some time to grieve, but get ready for War ii. . Oh, I wish I could do this myself, but I’m too much a part of it. Oh, Sloane made my baby a target and I went to DEF com one. Mm-hmm. . Oh, my mom would’ve done the same thing if anybody came from one of us.

They’d have to go through her first.

You and I are gonna open a bottle of wine one night, step dollar, and then you going to tell me all about her, but do yourself a favor. Don’t focus on not getting to say goodbye. You’ll never escape the pain. You’re not pretty sure you and your mother were past needing words and she died knowing how much you loved her.

Just, just think. Just remember all the good times and smile when you’re thinking of them, and she’ll never be far away.

You actually managed to give me some hope. Maybe Stephanie comes around. Here’s to you the only one so far to have my back.

Hey Alex, what are you doing here? I ran into him when you heard about grandma. Yeah, it was nice enough to offer me a shoulder to cry on, you know, like you did

No corner.

Know you’ve got your children. Yeah. Your grandchildren. They need you. They need you, buddy. They, that’s, that’s what will make you go on. You can do it, buddy. You can do it. You just came reminding me of that. Okay,

John, look, you know, why don’t you come home with me? I mean, just, just stay with Paulina and me for no buddy. You know what? That’s just gonna post Paul. Inevitable. I need to be in a place where I can feel Doc’s presence, and that is our home. I need to climb into our bed. I need to smell her perfume on her pillow.

I need to look at her picture on my night. And just fall under those eyes again. I know it’s gonna be hard as hell partner, but that is what I need right now.

I don’t know why Taylor’s not on the list. Well, she’s new. Her paperwork hasn’t come through yet. I mean, you wouldn’t believe how long I had to wait to see the king.

You had a meeting with God No better. Oh, I gotta talk to El Eric Presley, don’t you? I mean, I got to tell him how much I love his singing and we got to take a selfie together. I mean, I was gonna right there, but you know what? Dead. Well, you know what? She’s around here sometimes. She is. She is. You know what?

I’m here to, I’m here to help you make that transition over to the other.

You know, one of the things that I learned during my years as a priest is that’s a hunger for revenge isn’t a natural instinct. It’s more of an obsession. Is there anything that makes it go away?

I have one.

If I could just think of some of those strategies.

Hey, Steph, it’s me, aka the jackass. Look, I know I don’t have the right to ask you for anything, but could you maybe just give me a chance to make this up to you? I’m talking groveling here. You and I had something so great going and I don’t want to give up on that. That’s all I wanted to say.

Well, I think I’m gonna take off, no, that Chan knows back. No, no, don’t do that. Hey, you know what? Maybe we could have another threesome because I know first Chanel life would just means getting a little bit boring. That is not true. And don’t put Alex in the middle of this. You know, I’m sorry I wasn’t really in the mood anyways.

It’s been a pretty long and awful day for me, so I’m gonna try and get some. Henry’s room.

How’s John doing? Well, it’s going to be in a bad place for a very long time. Marna was his life.

Everyone who dies, they get God here like a guardian. And look at me. They want me for yours.

What is it that, the transition you’re talking about? Well, it’s hard for folks to, uh, accept that they’re really gone and to let go of their loved. I myself had a devil of a time. I accept that my Elvis Junior, I, I was never gonna see him again, and I know that it’s not gonna be easy for you to let go of the love of your life, Mr.

John kept, kept telling me I was going to pull through. He must be in so much pain. He is. He’s crushed, but he is his kids and the rest, family and friends, my children. Dear God, see, it’s just like you. I what? 20 You thought about yourself, oh, three seconds, and then you worried about child black and your kids, but that is why you made it.

Now I see paperwork, pay for work, and you need to get some rest. You’ve been through enough for one day. I can’t rest. I’ve got so many questions. Yes, the answers are gonna all be revealed. Yes,

Thank you. Welcome up. Tail. Here you go. And now I’m gonna have you walk right through and we’re gonna have a fresh start after you get some rest. Okay, let’s scoot. Scoot, scoot, scoot, scoot, scoop. There we go.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Abe went up to the hospital rooftop with John. John said he knows Marlena is up there looking down on him wanting him to get past this. He said he would never get past it. He asked how Abe was able to sleep in the empty bed without Lexie. Abe told him his children and grandchildren needed him. He said that would help John go on. He invited John to stay with him and Paulina. John said he needed to feel Marlena’s presence at home. Allie and Alex were at her apartment. She told how she saw Chanel and Johnny almost kiss. Alex said it was more innocent than she thought. He told her to trust them. He said he was talking from experience. Paulina went to see Stephanie. She brought food for Stephanie and Steve. Paulina said she needed her help. She told Stephanie about Sloan suing her. She asked if Alex could get information on Sloan. Stephanie said she would love to help, but she and Alex broke up. Stephanie told her what happened. Paulina said she agreed with her. Paulina said she could use Chad to help with the situation with Sloan. She said Alex might think Stephanie was doing it to get back at him. Stephanie said she didn’t care what he thought. Paulina told her not to dwell on not telling her mother goodbye. She said Stephanie would never heal. She said Stephanie should think about the happy times with Kayla.

Eric went to see Sloan. She was glad he didn’t bring Rachel. He told her Marlena was dead. Sloan asked why he wasn’t with his family or with someone he loves. He said he didn’t want a shoulder to cry on. She asked what he wanted. He kissed her. They had sex with each other. When she was finished, she asked if it helped. She said she wasn’t trying to push him away. She said it brought up memories of her mother. He apologized if he made her feel as if he was using her. She said he needed her. She said she wasn’t used to someone needing her. They talked about her lawsuit. He said her need for revenge was an obsession. Johnny asked Chanel what happened with her an Allie. She told him what happened. He said it was his fault. She said they both did it. He apologized for coming on to her. He said he would never do it again. They hugged each other. He stopped hugging her in case Allie saw them. Alex told Allie why Stephanie broke up with him. Allie said he made a stupid mistake, but he should be forgiven. He was glad that she had his back. Chanel walked in on them. Allie told her Alex offered a shoulder to cry on the same way Johnny did for her. Allie suggested that they have another threesome since Chanel was bored with her. Chanel said that wasn’t true. Allie said she wasn’t in the room. Marlena walked through white doors and didn’t know where she was. She called out to John. She heard Susan. She was glad to see Susan alive and well. Susan said she was well but not alive. Marlena wondered if she was dead too. Susan said she was. Marlena asked where Kate and Kayla were. Susan thought it was funny that Kate would be there. Susan told Marlena she was there to make sure she transitioned to the other side. After Marlena walked through the door, Susan’s eyes glowed yellow.

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Days Short Recaps Monday, January 23, 2023

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

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

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Days Update Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Alex sits alone in the town square, drinking a beer. He looks through pictures of he and Stephanie on his phone, then decides to call her.

Stephanie pours a glass of wine at home when she gets Alex’s call, but chooses to ignore it.

Eric drinks at the Brady Pub while in tears, wondering what he’s going to do without Marlena as he finishes his 5th shot.

Johnny finds Chanel sitting in the park and joins her on the bench. Johnny starts to ask her a question but he gets a breaking news report on his phone about Marlena, which he says makes it pretty real. Chanel says she will fall apart when she loses her grandma, while noting that Johnny lost Marlena, Kate, and Kayla plus Susan. Chanel holds his hand to comfort him while Johnny wonders when does it end. Chanel brings up that Johnny was going to ask her something. Johnny says she never told him what happened with her and Allie after he left. Chanel points out that he found her sitting here alone, so that should tell him everything he needs to know.

Abe goes to the hospital and runs in to Allie. Abe hugs her and says he’s so sorry for her loss. Allie says she’s sorry for his too as Marlena meant so much to so many people. Allie calls this day the worst. Abe asks if she wants to sit and talk but Allie doesn’t think anything she would say would make sense, so she’s going to take a walk and clear her head. Abe tells her to do what she needs to do. Abe asks if John is still at the hospital. Allie informs him that he is on the roof which is where Marlena died, so she thinks he could really use an old friend right now which Abe agrees with.

Marlena sees the white light and her spirit leaves her body.

John returns to the hospital rooftop and says he knows Marlena will be in Heaven, looking out for all of them.

Marlena enters the gates of Heaven which then shut behind her. Marlena wonders aloud where she is as she looks around.

Alex leaves a message for Stephanie, saying he knows he has no right to be asking anything of her but he asks her to try giving him a chance to make this up to her. Alex says they had something great going and he doesn’t want to give up on that as he then hangs up.

Stephanie gets the news alert on her phone that Marlena has died and then sees a voicemail from Alex, but Paulina shows up at her door. Paulina doesn’t know how many terrible things could happen to one family in a short time, so she wanted to tell her in person how sorry she is and she brought her dinner. Stephanie thanks her. Paulina feels it’s the least she could do since Stephanie had been there for her when she needed help. Paulina adds that it’s not the only reason she came and declares that she needs Stephanie’s connections now more than ever.

Eric goes to Sloan’s apartment. Sloan remarks that at least he didn’t bring the kid with him this time. Eric responds that Rachel’s situation seems to be the only thing in his family that is under control right now. Sloan asks what that means. Eric then reveals that his mother died today.

Marlena says she doesn’t understand what is happening as the last thing she remembers is being on the roof with John. Marlena starts calling out for John, asking if he is there, but she is instead greeted by Susan Banks, who says John isn’t there but not to worry because she is.

Stephanie asks Paulina if this is a political problem because she can’t change her mind now that the new Governor has been sworn in. Paulina assures that she hasn’t changed her mind as she is staying in Salem, but she’s at war and for Chanel’s sake, she cannot lose.

Chanel tells Johnny that she told Allie that she only went to the hospital to check on her. Johnny guesses that didn’t make much of a difference. Chanel says that Allie can’t get over walking in on them. Johnny argues that his grandmother was about to die and that’s why she had her arms around him. Chanel admits it was a little more than that. Johnny says to let Allie be mad at him for it but Chanel acknowledges that it was both of them. Johnny argues that Chanel tried to comfort him and he tried to turn that into a kiss.

Alex gets up from his table in the town square and sees Allie walking through. Alex tells her that he just heard about Marlena and he’s so sorry. Alex adds that if she’s looking for Chanel, she’s not there. Allie responds that it doesn’t matter which Alex questions. Alex argues that Allie can’t be alone right now and she doesn’t look okay. Allie admits she’s the farthest thing from okay right now. Alex decides to take her home.

Abe joins John on the rooftop of the hospital. John asks how he found him. Abe mentions running in to Allie at the nurse’s station. John explains that they were just sitting and looking at family photos. Abe realizes that’s what the projector was for. John tells him that Marlena wanted him to take her home, so he thought this was a compromise to try to make her happy. Abe encourages that he did. John knows Marlena is up there now, looking down on him and wanting him to be strong. John declares that he is never getting past this.

Marlena is excited to see Susan, thinking this means she is alive and well but Susan clarifies that she is not so much alive.

Sloan tells Eric that she’s so sorry as she knows what it feels like to lose a mother. Eric argues that this didn’t have to happen. Sloan asks if the doctors or the hospital screwed up her care. Eric says no and assures they did everything they could. Eric says it was a virus and it was too strong while they couldn’t find the cure to fix it. Sloan asks if Eric came over to tell her that Marlena died instead of being with his family right now. Eric responds that with family is the last place he wants to be right now. Sloan asks if he’s sure he doesn’t want to be with someone that he cares about. Eric says he cares about her. Sloan says she meant someone he loves and they both agreed they weren’t doing that. Eric argues that he’s not asking for a shoulder to cry on. Sloan asks what he wants then. Eric responds by kissing her.

Paulina explains to Stephanie that she thought she and Chanel had made short work of Chanel after the London cops decided not to press charges, but now Sloan is suing them both for wrongful death in civil court. Paulina worries that Sloan could take her to the cleaners and Chanel could lose the Bakery. Stephanie doesn’t see how she can help. Paulina wants someone on the inside to know Sloan’s strategy. Stephanie asks if she wants her to be that person. Paulina reveals she was actually thinking of her boyfriend, Alex, pointing out that he saved them once by stealing the file from Sloan. Paulina says they need him again. Stephanie says she’d like to help but responds that she can’t do that. Paulina questions what the problem is but Stephanie informs her that she and Alex split up.

Alex brings Allie home to her apartment and offers to stick around if she doesn’t want to be alone. Allie doesn’t know what she wants or where she was going. Alex questions why Chanel isn’t home if the Bakery is closed. Allie responds that she doesn’t know where Chanel is and she may be with Johnny, which Alex questions. Allie asks if he wants a beer and says that sounds really good right now. Alex cannot believe Marlena is really gone and says she was like an institution, always helping people. Allie says she sure helped her. Allie says Marlena was so strong that she really thought she would make it through this. Alex suggests Allie slow down on the beer because she doesn’t need a hangover. Allie responds that what she needs is her grandmother. Alex says he’s going to call Chanel but Allie asks him not to do that. Alex questions if there is something going on with them. Allie states that it’s what’s going on with Chanel and Johnny that scares her.

Johnny tells Chanel that he’s going to go find Allie to talk some sense in to her. Chanel stops him and says talking to Allie is her job. Johnny suggests letting Allie vent to him and then she’ll be calmed down by the time Chanel gets home. Chanel feels they are both grieving over Marlena and too raw, so it will only make things worse. Chanel declares that it has to be her. Johnny guesses it’s her call. Chanel wants to give Allie a little more time, so she and Johnny sit back down on the park bench. Johnny asks if she thought about what he said about wanting to kiss her.

Marlena questions if Susan is saying she’s really dead. Susan reminds her of the explosion and says she got her body back as soon as she showed up here. Marlena asks if this means she is dead too. Susan says she’s afraid so and explains that without the orchid, they couldn’t do a thing to bring her back to life along with Kate and Kayla. Marlena asks where Kate and Kayla are.

Eric asks Sloan if he’s pushing her in to something she doesn’t want. Sloan says she must be losing her touch if he thinks that’s possible as they continue kissing.

Johnny states that Chanel was trying to be there for him and he tried to come onto her. Chanel responds that she didn’t take him seriously since he had just finished telling her about how great Wendy is. Johnny thinks he just screwed that up too since he ran in to Wendy and she was with Tripp. Johnny says he picked a fight with Tripp. Chanel asks how bad it was. Johnny says Tripp tried to punch him, but he decked him. Chanel asks what it was about. Johnny says it was Tripp’s lunatic mother, Ava Vitali, who caused the explosion that killed his other grandmother, Susan. Johnny adds that Wendy was not impressed with his behavior and he doesn’t blame her. Chanel understands he’s mad at the world right now. Johnny says that Chanel is being great about it. Johnny apologizes for making a pass at her and promises he won’t do it again.

Allie informs Alex that she got off the elevator and saw Chanel and Johnny about to kiss. Alex points out that they were about to, so they didn’t actually kiss. Allie says that’s only because she showed up and if she was ten seconds later, he would’ve been all over her. Alex asks what she did. Allie says she didn’t have time to do anything because Sarah showed up and told her about Marlena. Alex suggests that Chanel could’ve been just trying to comfort Johnny but Allie argues that Chanel and Johnny are crazy about each other. Allie brings up that they were married and probably still would be if Johnny didn’t get possessed by The Devil. Allie points out that’s the only reason that she and Chanel even got together, and Chanel took forever to choose between them. Alex encourages that Chanel did choose Allie and is sticking with her. Allie questions why he’s taking their side. Alex assures that he’s on her side. Alex says what she saw today could be right or she could be wrong. Alex suggests Allie should just try trusting them and notes that he’s talking from experience. Allie asks if he’s having problems with Stephanie. Alex responds that Stephanie is having major problems with him, but it’s his own damn fault.

Paulina asks Stephanie about her and Alex being on the outs. Stephanie assures that it’s over. Paulina asks if he cheated on her. Stephanie wishes it was that as she’s dealt with that before, but says this is worse. Paulina questions what could be worse than a man who cheats. Stephanie explains that her mother died and because of Alex, she wasn’t there. Paulina says she will have to tell her more. Stephanie informs her that Chad found out about Kayla and tried to call her to let her know, but she was out of the room and Alex was near her phone and saw Chad was calling, so he turned off her phone without telling her. Stephanie calls it the worst thing anyone has ever done to her. Stephanie says she was starting to think she and Alex had a future, but that’s over now and he’s dead to her.

John asks Abe if Orpheus is enjoying his triumph now. Abe calls him a monster. John says it should’ve been him, but Orpheus went after the women they love. Abe says he knew it would hurt more. John complains that the Devil himself went after Marlena twice and she survived that, but Orpheus got her. Abe encourages that Marlena was so strong to the end. Abe says the incredible love they had for each other is not gone and will last forever. John knows he’s right but cries that they beat all the odds together, so he questions how to leave without her. John asks Abe how he went home to an empty bed when Lexie died as Abe hugs him.

Marlena wants to know where Kate and Kayla are. Susan laughs off the idea of Kate making it to Heaven after she broke all the ten commandments. Marlena argues that Kate was a great friend to her and underneath it all, was a good person. Susan remarks that Kate was not like Marlena and Kayla. Marlena asks where Kayla is then.

Sloan and Eric lay in bed together after having sex. Sloan asks if that helped or made him feel more alone. Sloan apologizes if he felt like she was pushing him away as she just got tense when he spoke about his mother because it brings up a lot of memories of her own mom. Eric apologizes if he made her feel like he was using her. Sloan understands that he needed her and she’s not really used to people needing her. Eric suggests talking to her could help him understand how to get through it. Sloan doesn’t think he seems like the vengeful time. Sloan talks about hitting a bump in her road with the courts in London, but she’s not giving up. Sloan declares that Chanel and Paulina will not get away with what they took from her as there are other ways to make them pay.

Chanel decides that she’s given Allie enough time, so she better go see how she’s doing. Johnny encourages that Allie loves her and will come around. Chanel hugs him and thanks him for trying to make her feel better. Johnny points out that Allie could come walking through any minute and see them. Chanel responds that she will risk it because Johnny is a special person and she’s so sorry that he’s hurting.

Alex tells Allie about turning off Stephanie’s phone so she wasn’t able to be there when Kayla died. Alex tells her to go ahead and call him a selfish idiot who is getting exactly what he deserves. Allie thinks that might be overdramatic. Allie understands that if it was Steve or anyone else in the family calling, he wouldn’t have turned off the phone while he thought Chad was butting in again. Allie states that Alex misjudged the situation and messed up but if she were Stephanie, she’d be pissed but they would work through it because he would never deliberately keep Stephanie from being at her mother’s bedside. Allie declares that Alex made a stupid mistake but that he should be forgiven.

Paulina can’t believe Stephanie didn’t know her mom was dying and assures that she’s not overreacting. Paulina argues that Stephanie’s phone is none of Alex’s business and he kept her from seeing her mother for the last time. Stephanie thanks her for the backup as she sometimes thinks maybe she was too angry. Paulina encourages that she doesn’t need a man sneaking around, trying to arrange her life how he wants, when she has so much to offer. Stephanie thanks her but says she still can’t get Alex to help with Sloan, so she hopes Paulina can find another way to get Sloan out of her life. Paulina says she’s not letting Stephanie off the hook that easy since she’s helped her before. Paulina suggests bringing Chad on board since he’s smart and not bad to look at either. Paulina adds that Alex would probably think she’s doing it to get to him. Stephanie responds that she could care less what Alex thinks.

Susan tries to avoid Marlena’s question but she insists on trying to find Kayla. Susan looks through the list but doesn’t find Kayla’s name. Susan checks under Brady and notes that Bo’s name is there with an asterisk next to it and doesn’t know what that means. Susan reveals that she doesn’t see Kayla’s name at all…

Stephanie tells Paulina that she will start thinking about how to spin this and will give her a call. Paulina encourages her to take time to grieve but to get ready for war too. Paulina says Sloan made her daughter a target. Stephanie relates that Kayla would’ve done the same for any of them. Paulina encourages that they will have wine one night where Stephanie can tell her all about Kayla. Paulina tells Stephanie not to focus on not saying goodbye because she’ll never escape the pain. Paulina assures that they were past words and that Kayla knew how much Stephanie loved her. Paulina urges her to think about the good times and that Kayla will never be far away. They hug and then Paulina exits as Stephanie holds back tears.

Alex tells Allie that she actually managed to give him some hope that maybe Stephanie will come around. Alex calls her the only one so far to have his back. Chanel then comes home and asks what Alex is doing there. Allie says after Alex heard about Marlena, he was nice enough to offer her a shoulder to cry on like Chanel did for Johnny.

Abe encourages John that he has his children and grandchildren that need him and that’s what will make him go on. John tells him to just keep reminding him of that. Abe invites John to come stay with he and Paulina tonight but John says that will just postpone the inevitable. John feels he needs to be home where he can feel Marlena’s presence. John knows it will be hard but insists that’s what he needs right now.

Marlena doesn’t know why Kayla is not on the list. Susan suggests her paperwork hasn’t come through yet and talks about how long she had to wait to talk to Elvis. Susan insists that Kayla is around somewhere. Susan tells Marlena that she is here to help her make the transition to the other side.

Eric tells Sloan that one of the things he learned as a priest is that the hunger for revenge is not a natural instinct, but more of an obsession. Sloan asks if anything makes it go away. Eric responds that he has one idea and kisses her.

Stephanie starts working on strategies to help Paulina. She then plays Alex’s voicemail from earlier while looking upset.

Alex decides he will take off now that Chanel is back but Allie stops him and suggests they could have another threesome since she feels life is getting boring for Chanel. Chanel argues that’s not true and tells her not to put Alex in the middle of this. Allie says it’s been a long and awful day for her, so she’s going to try to get some sleep in her son Henry’s room.

Abe joins Paulina in the town square. Paulina asks how John is doing. Abe responds that he’s going to be a in a bad place for a long time because Marlena was his life.

Marlena asks about the transition. Susan explains that it’s hard for folks to accept they are really gone and to let go of their loved ones. Susan talks about having to accept that she would never see EJ again, so she knows it won’t be easy for Marlena to let go of John.

John remains on the rooftop. He picks up the remote and turns off the slideshow of photos of he and Marlena.

Marlena tells Susan that John kept telling her that she was going to pull through, so he must be in so much pain. Susan assures that he is crushed but he has the rest of his family and friends. Marlena starts to cry about her children. Susan tells Marlena that she’s been through enough for one day and needs to rest. Marlena says she can’t rest with so many questions. Susan directs Marlena through another set of doors to go rest. Afterwards, Susan removes her glasses and is revealed to be possessed by The Devil, who then begins laughing.

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Days Transcript Monday, January 23, 2022

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Boy that, uh, that slideshow I made for my grandparents kinda got to me. I can imagine. It was really something. Yeah, just, I don’t know, seeing all those picture. How long they were together, all the stuff they got through. It’s like the days of their lives were written by Emily Bronte, directed by Hitchcock.

Well, I wouldn’t have put it that way, but I think I know what you mean. Yeah, they were, they were together a long time before I was even born, but ever since I can remember they were. Solid. You know, even after everything they went through and they went through a lot, like I said, good and bad. There was never any doubt between either of them that they were with the person that they were meant to be with.

I used to, uh, think about. When I was watching movies, uh, Ingrid Bergman and Bogart standing in the fog at that tiny airport, Gregory Peck on the back of Audrey Hepburn’s, Vespa, even Carrie Grant shoving Katherine Hepburn back into that niche and there was, there’s this connect. That was always there no matter what was, uh, going on around him.

Now I know why you love those movies so much.

You know, I, I always thought that, um, Know that I’d, that I’d find someone that, uh, the first time I fell in love would be the last,

and now it’s the, it’s the end, honey.

Dear Lauren, I know we’re asking for a miracle,

and if it’s your wealth, please save her. I know it might be time for her to be with you in heaven, but we need her here. You my prayer.

I was just gonna drink you,

Dr. Horton. Why? Why was Dr. Evans moved? Why? I’m standing right next to her bed and it’s empty.

Have had a lifetime. Wonderful memories have.

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

What the hell is going on here?

So I, I just talked to the nurses and they said we could visit Marlene up, but only two at a phone. Okay. Um, you two go. Okay, we, we’ll come back and get you. Thank.

So how you doing?

Not great. I’m sorry.

I asked you a question, what the hell is going on here, Johnny? He was just really upset about your grandmother, and is she? No. No, she’s, she’s not dead. She’s just, uh, she’s up on the roof. Grandpa John.

Hold on. I’m gonna get some help.

Do you want me to pray with. No thanks. We were praying when you came in, or at least um, aunt Bellon, uncle Eric, where I can’t , I can’t really pray. Hmm. I mean, I think God knows how you feel between law firm.

You know, I, I’ve been thinking about, um, when we. When you and I like first

I was scared of how I felt about you. I didn’t know how you felt about me, didn’t know how I felt about me.

How weird is it that the only person I could talk to honestly about that was my grandmother? And she told me to fight for you.

Thank God she did. Although it wasn’t much of a fight. It’s not like I was playing hard to get,

sorry. It’s work. You should answer it. No, no, no, I’m not with. Your grandma wouldn’t want you to put your entire life on home.

This is Well, you’re kidding.

Hey. Hey. Did you get to see your mom? Yeah, I. How did it go? It was a nightmare. So Johnny found all these pictures of your grandparents and he put ’em together in a slideshow and then we set it up on the roof. I think to avoid roofs. What just sounds really sweet? That’s what grandma wanted. She didn’t want, uh, she didn’t want to die in a hospital, but.

No, no, no, no. It’s all right. It’s all right. I need to know who authorized the move and why I wasn’t consulted. Stat. Your mother’s been moved and I don’t know why. Oh my God. Please just try not to worry. If there was a change in her condition, I would’ve been told I’m the treating physician. Oh, God, snake.

Could this. You don’t know where she is, John, her, stop, get some help right now. Please help her. Right. Help.

Right. Yeah. No, I, I understand. Okay. Okay. Yeah, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll talk to you later. That sounded like good news. Um, the projects I’ve been working on got the green light. Oh my God. That, that’s wonderful.

It’s not, it’s not wonderful. Well, they want me on set. Yeah, the, that’s in New Zealand and they want me to go now.

I I, I’m gonna call my agent and tell him, tell him I can’t. Okay. Look, I know it’s, I know the timing sucks, but I mean, like I just said, your grandma wouldn’t want you to pass this off. Listen, I, I, I’m gonna stay here and Salem until I figure out what’s going on with her. Huh? Okay. Just, I understand. Call your agent, you know, tell him about your grandma, but just don’t say you’re not going.

This isn’t just about my, my grandma. I, I can’t leave because of us.

Okay. Drink this and tell me what happened. Thank you.

Oh, what? It’s Chris Tea. It’s supposed to be calming. My mother used to give it to me when I was upset. You look pretty upset right now.

So the visit, what happened? Well, uh, when I said that it was a nightmare, I wasn’t just talking about myself. Uh, my mom is hallucinating normal time. I’m. It must have been rough. She didn’t recognize me. She thought I was my dead brother. Charlie,

I, uh, gave Rafe a statement, so if he can arrest Kristen for what she did to grandma, I know. Do you want a medal or something? Not no, I I only told you cause I thought she didn’t know. Well, I did. Sorry if I didn’t praise you enough for standing up to the Damaris. Very brave of you, Ellie. Johnny is upset about your grandmother just like you are.

I really don’t need you to explain my brother to me. Also, this is not about my grandmother. This is about what I just walked in on. It’s not supposed to mean that it’s a little hard to believe that your grief stricken when I just saw you coming onto my girl.

You took her to the roof. She didn’t wanna be in this room anymore. Kids, she just wanted to be home and I couldn’t take away from the hospital. So we went up on the roof just to be under the stars. Oh. I’m thinking it’s maybe it was a little bit too much. No, no. You did the right thing. I had to do something.

She wanted to go home. She wanted to be in her own bed.

I’m.

Can’t. I can’t, I can’t.

To be with.

Do you want me to tell the rest of the family?

I’m so sorry.

Your mom thought you were your dead. Half Brother Charlie, we didn’t grow up together. I, I didn’t even meet him until recently. He did some very, very bad things.

Yeah, I have a brother like that. No, no. Lee hasn’t done anything close to what Charlie did. No. Charlie was a, uh, he was a lost soul. I think. I don’t, I don’t know. Maybe I’m just. It makes sense out of it all, but I think that he had so much pain on the inside that he just had to inflict that on. Others. What did he do?

I didn’t know where to start. Uh, he hurt a lot of people. Worst of all though, is what he did to Allie.

All, we’re all really upset, okay? We’re not thinking straight. I know what I saw, what you saw, what you saw was me about to fall apart and Chanel trying to comfort me. Craig, I don’t need your twist on how things happened because according to you, you never do anything wrong. But what about you? You’re gonna lie to me instead of telling me the truth.

Allie

Grandma is.

You.

Maybe you can talk some sense because none of this makes any sense to me.

You know, I don’t, I dunno if you realize, but like you alive, people have talked to me about things that are happening in their lives

and listen.

You were the one person that I could count on to listen to me.

No, you always know my faith is strong.

Then when life was hard, my faith sustained me

till now.

See, I asked God spare her life.

Stop listening.

I never needed someone to talk to more right than right now.

Okay, I think I’m gonna need you to explain this. Okay. Let’s just say that I, I, that my grandmother gets better, and, and then I, I go, we we’re gonna be apart for. At least six months, son. It’s a 16 hour flight one way. We’re never gonna have time to to, to go and see each other. I know. But this, this movie, you’ve put so much time and effort into it.

I know. And more than that, if you give this up, I, I might not get another chance that you’re You’re right. You’re right. And I, I know, even though we got past that fight we had on Christmas, I feel like it, it, it never would’ve happened. Or may, maybe it would’ve happened, but it wouldn’t have been so vicious and so sad.

I know we’ve been, we’ve had our ups and downs, but that, that felt different. I mean, that, that didn’t feel like us and that’s, that scared me. Well, I think what scared you was that I had befriend Leo Stark again, which of course you were right and I was wrong. Okay. I thought I should give him another chance.

I thought he could change and he did into an assistant kidnapper.

Look. Well, you said that you were scared because it didn’t feel like us anymore. Okay. But this, this movie is a dream come true. And if you let me hold you. Then you won’t be you anymore,

and then we could never be us.

Thing is that Charlie had this kind of gift and he could get outta people’s skin, make them,

I can’t really put it in towards. All I know is that he made my mom feel like all the things he did were her fault. That she loved me and didn’t love him, and that’s why he turned out like he did. And so as soon as she saw me, the, the guilt, he just made her think I was Charlie. That’s awful. What was really awful is that she started seeing Charlie after her first breakdown.

It was like this little devil on her shoulder, and I had hoped that when she started taking her meds, that the hallucinations would go away. But right when I walked in the door, she immediately started screaming, blaming me for all of the horrible things she had done. Thank you for Charlie. Right, right.

I, I tried to get through to her. I tried, I tried to make her see that it was me, but I couldn’t, and I had to and watch them, restrain her, sedate her, and then I had to watch them drag her away after she begged me to.

She didn’t know it was you. Trip, whatever part of her did.

My mom said that she hates me and, and maybe she hates me because I left her. In that place, uh, with Charlie alone in a nightmare that she may never wake up from.

So sorry. . God. Oh.

Are you okay? No.

I love you too.

So does everybody,

and not, not just love mommy. They respect you and admire you.

I’ve been so proud to be your daughter.

I, I just keep thinking about when we were in that coma and I had to fight everyone to honor your wishes, you know, to not keep you hooked up, to have been leader.

And then you let me off the hook. At least we thought you did. You woke up, but it wasn’t really you. It was Hattie and

God, I wish that this was handy right now. I just wish someone was gonna walk through that door and tell me. It’s not Dr. Marlene Evans, my mom,

do you remember when I was little on, we used to play hide and go seek . God, you were the best of that.

I would close my eyes and count to 10 and say, ready or not, here I come and, and then I couldn’t find you.

And then, so eventually I would just give up and, and I would just feel really. Scared that you were really gone. I was never gonna find you.

And then you’d come out and God, I would say, where were you hiding? And you would never tell. You said it was your super secret hiding. Please

God, why am I thinking about all this? I mean, I’m a grown woman and I just.

I just feel like that scary little girl.

I’m afraid I’m never gonna find you,

God, which is just a game I wish. But I could just close my eyes and count to 10 and just pray that this time I’m gonna find you.

You can’t lose her. I have to find her.

You’ll.

Just thank you. I know how lucky I hate them.

Okay, I’m gonna let you say goodbye. I’ll be right outside though. If you need me, I’ll need you. We’re all gonna need each other right now.

I.

Johnny, how’s your grandmother? She, uh, she just died. My god. So sorry. I’m sorry too. No, you just, You save. You’re sorrys Paolo. Okay. I just lost my grandma. The one I had left like Trip lost his stepmother. I know what you’re going through. Okay. Orpheus, that bastard killed Kayla too. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Orpheus killed my grandmother.

He killed Kayla. He killed Cape, but sure, lunatic mother killed my other grandma, Susan. I can’t defend what she did, but she’s mentally ill . That’s convenient, isn’t it? You know, she made me believe she was a good person. She was just playing the victim card to get what she wanted, and now that it’s time for her to pay for what she’s done, all of a suddenly, she’s normal bass.

Watch it. Watch it. Your mother is a homicidal lunatic bitch, Johnny. He started it.

How’s Grandpa John Kate’s with her right now saying goodbye now. I’ve never seen anybody love anyone as much as you loved her. I know. Um, do you want me to call your mom? Yeah. Could you? Yeah, I just, I know she, she’s gonna try and be strong for me. I don’t want that for her right now. Okay. Okay. For your love.

You should go. No, Allie, I really need to go find Will, so I’ll just see you later.

Hi. Hi. I, I don’t think I can talk about this right.

Not until we know how your grandma stole Sonny. Just being away from you for that long. Also, it like it. I, Hey, you said you couldn’t talk about this right now. So let’s wait. This isn’t the.

I just left a message for Sammy to call.

Why don’t we go to the chapel and say one more prayer,

God.

Oh, hello, Dr. Evans. My name is John Black

Doc. This is wrong on so many levels. You’re those strong one. You’re the one that could go on me, not so sure about.

You remember when we first met? Yeah, I know that was a lifetime ago. I actually, I literally didn’t even know who I was. Yeah, I thought, you know, I was some good at this, this, this tough guy. You know, I thought I was, oh hell, I don’t know. I don’t know what I thought. But you,

you knew when you saw right through me, you,

you saw the man. Not only the man that I was, but the man that I could be. Again,

doc, when I first kissed you, it changed everything cuz that was the first time that I knew who I was. See, I, I was the guy that I’d fallen in love with, Dr. Evan.

I trusted you and depended on you,

and I always love you, Dr. Evans.

From that first.

Did you everything. It went in this way for us,

Ronnie,

we. Together.

Did you ever dream love? What day?

I wish that dream could last forever.

Comes once in time.

You’re the one I wanna live for, for, you’re the one I need to find. And the truth is, I will only build this way

once in a.

Comes once in.

You’re the one I want for you for. You’re the one I need to find, and the truth is, I only feel this way

once in a lifetime.

I will turn back time for

I will never be. So fine as the

here comes one in a lifetime.

The other one who makes it better.

The truth is, I will only feel this way.

Lifetime. There’s no place on earth. I would rather be right here with you.

I’m stories over duck. No way. This is. This isn’t Goodbye, baby, because I know in my heart one day.

I love you.

You all right? I’m fine. I know Johnny was upset, but he had no right to say those things about your mother. Thank you. Thanks for being there for me. That’s what friends are for.

Hey, you. Uh, you mind if I join you? Sure.

You know, mom really loved you like a son. We were just talking about how she was on her side from the very beginning.

I think maybe we should say a prayer. It would. Where’s on cleric?

Hit me again.

I can.

I know you gotta be up there, doc, you’ve been looking out for all of us.

So,

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Interview with Mike Manning of the film “The Way Out” by Thane 1/16/23

It was great to catch up with Mike Manning about a new thriller he appears in. His TV credits include “This Is Us” and “Days Of Our Lives“. If you like horror/thriller movies, then he’s worth a follow.

 

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From writer/director Barry Jay, and starring Jonny Beauchamp (“Penny Dreadful”), Emmy winner Mike Manning (“Teen Wolf”, “This is Us”), Ashleigh Murray (“Riverdale”), and Sherri Shepherd (“Life is Perfect”), an unnerving and riveting thriller from Terror Films hitting digital February 10, 2023.

Alex is an aspiring singer/songwriter, a drug addict who’s been damaged from childhood abuse. After the death of his father and inheriting the family home, he takes in a roommate, a fighter, who takes Alex under his wing, teaching him how to fight back and stand up to abusers. But soon this leads Alex down a dark path that threatens his sobriety and his life.

“I disagree”, says Barry Jay (Killer Therapy, The Chosen). “Absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it gives you the time and distance to gain the clarity to see how badly you were mistreated and the courage to finally do something about it. That was me – I moved out of an abusive household when I was 20 years old. I had been abused until after I was a senior in high school. Severely underweight, shut down, feared everyone and everything and with good reason. Sobriety was a gift that helped me heal through all of that, a day at a time and that is the inspiration for THE WAY OUT.

My hope is to send a message to the abuser and the abused. To the abuser, I hope to show the ripple effect of their heinous actions, and how it can boomerang back to them, rightfully destroying their lives. To the abused, I hope to show there is hope, hope for better days, ability to find the self-esteem and strength to create boundaries, how forgiveness can be the thing that helps you finally drop the rock so you can create a better new and healthy life.”

THE WAY OUT is on digital February 10, 2023 worldwide from Terror Films.

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Wendy sits in the town square and sends a text message to Johnny, asking how Marlena is doing and tells him that she’s there for him if there’s anything she can do.

At the hospital, Johnny tells Chanel that the slideshow of John and Marlena really got to him. Johnny talks about how long they’ve been together and all they have been through, like the Days of their Lives was a movie. Johnny notes that they were together before he was even born, but ever since he could remember, they were so solid even after everything they went through. Johnny says there was never any doubt between them that they were with the person they wanted to be with. Johnny compares John and Marlena to famous movies, saying they always had the connection no matter what was going on around them. Johnny mentions always thinking that he would find someone where the first time he fell in love would be the last, but now it’s the end.

Eric prays in the chapel with Will and Belle, asking God to save Marlena.

Sarah goes to check on Marlena but finds she is gone from her hospital room. Sarah pulls out her phone and makes a call, questioning why Marlena was moved.

John holds Marlena on the rooftop as they watch the slideshow of their photos. John says they have had a lifetime of wonderful memories. John then calls out to Marlena as she passes out in his arms. John then starts to cry.

Chanel puts her hand on Johnny’s face and they almost kiss before Allie arrives and questions what the hell is going on here.

Sonny goes to the chapel and announces they can visit Marlena, but only two at a time. Will tells Eric and Belle that they should go so they exit. Sonny asks Will how he’s doing. Will admits he’s not great. Sonny says he’s sorry and hugs him.

Allie asks again what the hell is going on here. Chanel explains that Johnny was just really upset about Marlena. Johnny mentions that Marlena is up on the roof with John.

John tries telling Marlena that she’s going to be okay and he’s going to get her some help.

Sonny offers to pray with Will, encouraging that God knows how he feels and that he loves Marlena. Will recalls when he and Sonny first got together and how he was scared of his feelings while the only person he could talk to honestly about it, was his grandmother Marlena, who told him to fight for Sonny. Sonny holds his hand and says thank God that she did. Will then gets a call from work. Sonny says he should answer it, pointing out that Marlena wouldn’t want him to put his entire life on hold. Will answers the call and asks if they are kidding.

Wendy runs in to Tripp in the town square. She asks if he saw his mom. Tripp confirms that he did. Wendy asks how it went. Tripp calls it a nightmare.

Chanel explains to Allie that Johnny found pictures of John and Marlena to put together in a slideshow and they set it up on the roof. Johnny adds that Marlena didn’t want to die in a hospital bed.

Eric and Belle go to Marlena’s hospital room. Belle starts to panic when she sees Marlena is not there but Sarah tells her it’s alright. Sarah says on the phone that she needs to know who authorized the move and why she was not consulted. Sarah informs Eric and Belle that Marlena has been moved and she doesn’t know why. Sarah tells them not to worry as if there was a change in her condition, she would’ve been told. Eric questions not knowing where she is. John then wheels Marlena back in and tells them that Marlena needs help right now.

Will says he understands and ends his phone call. Sonny says it sounded like good news. Will informs Sonny that the project he’s been working on got the green light. Sonny exclaims that’s wonderful and hugs him. Sonny then asks if it’s not wonderful. Will then reveals that they want him on set now and the set is in New Zealand. Will says he will call his agent to cancel. Sonny knows the timing sucks but repeats that Marlena wouldn’t want him to pass this up. Will wants to stay in Salem until he figures out what is going on with her. Sonny suggests he call his agent to tell him what’s going on with Marlena, but not to say he’s not going. Will then states that it’s not just Marlena, but he can’t go because of them.

Wendy and Tripp sit together in the town square. Wendy gives him some calming tea and asks more about what happened with Ava since he looks pretty upset. Tripp informs her that Ava was hallucinating the whole time. Wendy says she’s sorry as that must have been rough. Tripp adds that she didn’t even recognize him and thought he was his dead brother, Charlie.

Johnny mentions giving Rafe a statement so he can arrest Kristen for what she did to Marlena. Allie responds that she already knew and asks if he wants a medal. Allie sarcastically calls him brave for standing up to the DiMeras. Chanel tells Allie that Johnny is upset about Marlena, just like she is. Allie says she doesn’t need her to explain her brother to her. Allie adds that it’s not about Marlena but about what she just walked in on. Johnny questions what that means. Allie declares that it’s a little hard to believe that Johnny is grief-stricken when she just saw him coming on to her girlfriend.

Eric questions John taking Marlena up to the roof. John explains that Marlena didn’t want to be in the room anymore and she wanted to go home, but he couldn’t take her from the hospital so he took her to the roof. John cries that maybe it was too much. Belle encourages that he did the right thing. John adds that Marlena wanted to go home and be in her own bed. Sarah then announces that she’s sorry, but Marlena is gone. Belle says she can’t do this and rushes out of the room. John tells Eric that he needs to be with Belle. John asks Eric not to leave Marlena alone as he goes after Belle. Sarah asks Eric if he wants her to tell the rest of the family. Sarah says she’s so sorry as she exits the room while Eric sits at Marlena’s side and holds her hand and cries.

Wendy questions Tripp saying that Ava thought he was his dead brother, Charlie. Tripp explains that he was his half-brother as they didn’t grow up together and he only met him recently. Tripp adds that Charlie did some very bad things. Wendy responds that she has a brother like that. Tripp states that Li hasn’t done anything close to what Charlie did. Tripp calls Charlie a lost soul. Tripp thinks that Charlie had so much pain inside that he had to inflict it on others. Wendy asks what he did. Tripp notes that he hurt a lot of people, worst of all being what he did to Allie.

Johnny tells Allie that they are all really upset and not thinking straight. Allie says she knows what she saw. Johnny argues that he was about to fall apart and Chanel was just trying to comfort him. Allie doesn’t want to hear Johnny’s twist and questions if Chanel is going to lie to her. Sarah then approaches. Allie asks if it’s Marlena.

Eric remains at Marlena’s side and cries that none of this makes any sense to him. Eric says he listened to other peoples’ problems in their lives, while Marlena was the only person he could count on to listen to him. Eric notes that Marlena always knew his faith was strong even when life was hard, until now. Eric states that he asked God to spare Marlena’s life, but he stopped listening. Eric then breaks down crying over Marlena and says he’s never needed someone to talk to more than right now but she’s gone.

Sonny asks Will to explain things. Will says that if Marlena gets better and then he goes, he and Sonny will be apart for at least six months with a sixteen hour flight so they will never have time to see each other. Sonny argues that he put so much time and effort into this movie. Will acknowledges that he might not get another chance. Will talks about their fight on Christmas and how it didn’t feel like them which scared him. Sonny understands it scared him that he befriended Leo Stark. Sonny admits that Will was right and he was wrong about Leo changing. Sonny encourages that this movie is Will’s dream come true, so if he holds him back, he won’t be himself anymore.

Tripp tells Wendy that Charlie had a gift for getting under peoples’ skin. Tripp states that Charlie made Ava feel like everything he did was her fault and that she loved Tripp more than him. Tripp says Ava’s guilt made her think that he was Charlie. Wendy says that’s awful. Tripp talks about how Ava started seeing Charlie after her first breakdown like a devil on her shoulder. Tripp hoped the meds would make the hallucinations go away, but right when he walked in, she immediately started screaming and blaming him for all the horrible things she had done. Tripp says he tried to get through to her so she could see it was him, but he couldn’t, so he had to watch them restrain and sedate Ava, and then drag her away after she begged him to stop them. Wendy encourages that Ava didn’t know it was him. Tripp wonders if part of her did. Tripp worries that maybe Ava hates him for leaving her in that place alone in a nightmare with Charlie. Wendy then hugs Tripp.

Sarah hugs Allie as she cries and tells her she’s so sorry. Johnny decides he needs some air and exits the hospital.

John brings Belle back to Marlena’s hospital room. Belle checks on Eric and they both admit they are not okay. Eric decides he will give Belle some alone time with Marlena. Eric says he loves her, hugs Belle and John, then exits the room. Belle sits at Marlena’s side and says she loves her too, as does everybody. Belle adds that they respect and admire her. Belle cries about being proud to be her daughter. Belle recalls when Marlena was in a coma and she had to fight to honor her wishes to not keep her on the ventilator, but then it was Hattie. Belle wishes it was Hattie now and that someone would tell her this is not her mom. Belle recalls when they were little and would play hide and seek. Belle cries about being a grown woman but feeling now like a scared little girl. Belle wishes this was a game where she could find her. Belle breaks down crying over Marlena. John tries to comfort her as Belle cries that she can’t lose her. Belle decides that she will let John say goodbye and she’ll be outside if he needs her. John responds that they are all going to need each other right now. They say they love each other as Belle then exits the room.

Johnny walks through the town square and finds Wendy with Tripp. Wendy asks how Marlena is. Johnny reveals that she just died. Wendy gets up and hugs him, saying she’s so sorry. Tripp adds that he’s sorry too but Johnny tells him to save his sorry as he just lost his grandmother. Wendy points out that Tripp also lost his stepmother. Tripp says he knows what he’s going through since Orpheus killed Kayla too. Johnny blames Tripp’s lunatic mother for killing his other grandmother, Susan. Tripp says he can’t defend what Ava did, but says she’s mentally ill. Johnny laughs that off as convenient. Johnny says Ava led him to believe she was a good person but she was just leading him on to get what she wanted and now that she’s going to pay for what she did, she’s suddenly Norma Bates. Tripp warns Johnny to watch it. Johnny tells Tripp that his mother is a homicidal, lunatic bitch. Tripp tries to hit him but Johnny blocks it and punches Tripp down. Wendy yells at Johnny. Johnny says he started it and storms off as Wendy checks on Tripp.

Belle comes from Marlena’s room and hugs Allie. Allie asks how John is. Belle responds that he’s with Marlena now, saying goodbye. Allie says she’s never seen anyone love anyone like John loved Marlena. Belle offers to call Sami. Allie asks her to do so since she knows Sami was going to try to be strong for her and she doesn’t want that for her right now. Belle says she will give Sami her love and walks away to make the call. Allie tells Chanel to go as she really needs to go find Will, so she’ll just see her later. Allie then walks away.

Will tells Sonny that he doesn’t want to talk about this right now. Sonny agrees to not until they know how Marlena is doing. Will brings up being apart from Sonny for that long. Sonny reminds him that he didn’t want to talk about it now, so he suggests they wait as now is not the time. Will says he loves him and they hug. Allie then enters the chapel and hugs Will as they break down crying.

Belle finds Eric at the hospital in tears. Belle mentions that she just left a message for Sami to call her back. Belle suggests they go to the chapel to say one more prayer. Eric tells Belle to go because God is not listening to him anymore. Eric then gets up and walks away.

John sits with Marlena and says this is so wrong as she was the strong one who could go on, while he’s not so sure about himself. John brings up when they first met and how he didn’t know who he was but Marlena saw the man he was and the man he could be again. John says their first kiss changed everything because it was the first time that he knew who he was. John talks about falling in love with her and trusting her. John declares that he will always loves her and kisses her. John says from their first kiss to their last, their love story begins. A montage of John and Marlena’s life together plays. John then tells Marlena that their story isn’t over yet and cries that one day they will be together again as he says he loves her.

Wendy helps Tripp up and asks if he’s alright. Tripp says he’s fine. Wendy knows Johnny was upset but argues that he had no right to say those things about Tripp’s mother. Tripp thanks Wendy for being there for him. Wendy says that’s what friends are for.

Johnny finds Chanel sitting in the park and joins her on the bench.

Belle joins Allie with Sonny and Will in the chapel. Belle tells Sonny that Marlena loved him like a son. Sonny says they were just talking about how Marlena was always on their side. Will suggests saying a prayer. Allie asks where Eric is.

Eric goes to the Brady Pub and starts drinking. He takes a shot and then orders another.

Sarah returns to Marlena’s hospital room as John exits. Sarah then turns out the lights and leaves the room. Marlena then sees the white light and her spirit leaves her body.

John returns to the hospital rooftop and says he knows Marlena will be in Heaven, looking out for all of them.

Marlena enters the gates of Heaven.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 20, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Rafe and Jada arrested Kristen. Kristen said she was innocent. He said they had her confession on tape. Brady said she was getting what he had coming. Jada took her out of the apartment. Rachel came out and wondered where her mother was. Brady told her Kristen might be going back to prison. He tried to make her feel better, but she told him she didn’t want him. She said she wanted her mother. Jada and Rafe played the confessional tape of Kristen confessing to Johnny. She said it was someone who sounded like her. Jada said Johnny was willing to testify against her. Kristen said she wanted a lawyer. Stefan talked to EJ about Kristen. Stefan got an alert that Kristen was arrested. Stefan said he didn’t understand why EJ would let her move back in the mansion. EJ said she was family. Kristen called EJ. She told him to make this go away. She told him she would sell him out if he didn’t help her. He told her he wouldn’t help her. He put her on speakerphone. She told him to take her off speakerphone. He said he was done playing her games. He told Stefan that he knew Li had Rolf brainwash him.

EJ hung up the phone on Kristen. He told Stefan everything that happened. Stefan said he thought he finally had an ally among the vipers. He said it turned out EJ was the king of vipers. EJ said he couldn’t let Gabi take the company from him. He apologized for what he did. Stefan said he was sure their father would have approved. EJ asked if they could work things out. Stefan said he would be willing to move on if he made him co-CEO of the company. EJ said he would fire Li so they could run DiMera together. Stefan said he knows they don’t trust each other, but he knew Stefano would approve of what they are doing. When EJ left, Stefan planned to get revenge of him. He said EJ wasn’t going to see it coming. Chloe went to see Brady. He was emotional over Rachel. He was upset that he didn’t do more to save Marlena. Chloe hugged him. Rachel came out and saw them hugging. Rachel told Chloe to stop hugging her father. She said she hated Chloe. He told Chloe that this might be the universe telling them they shouldn’t be together. Kristen told Rafe and Jada that she couldn’t get a lawyer. She said she didn’t want a public defender. They said they wanted to know everything Li did to Stefan. She said she wanted the murder charges dropped in exchange for the information. She said she wanted immunity. Rafe said they would talk to her after she tells them about Li. She said she wanted a lawyer first. Chanel talked to Johnny at the hospital. She asked him about Marlena. He told her it was bad. He told her he helped the police arrest Kristen. He said she was the reason why Kate and Kayla were dead. He said he was scared Marlena would be next. John told Marlena that he couldn’t take her home in her condition. She said she didn’t want to die at the hospital. He said the doctors are buying her time until the orchid was found. She told him to get her out of there. She reminded him how he has been through this with Isabella. He said Isabella had to go back to Venice. Marlena said she didn’t want Venice. She just wanted to go home. He had a plan for her. He went to Johnny and Chanel to get their help. They helped him set up the roof on the hospital so he and Marlena could be together. Johnny and Chanel talked about his grandparents’ love. He said he didn’t want to lose his grandmother. She said she would always be his friend. They hugged each other. While John and Marlena spent time together, she passed away.

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Days Transcript Friday, January 20, 2023

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Oh, you didn’t come down for dinner? I thought you’d stepped out. I was here, but I was dealing with a para Uninvasive guests. Anyone I know, commissioner Hernandez and Detective Hunt. They were here before. Yeah. Looking for Kristen. Did they tell you the good news? They have an arrest warrant for your sister, but they can’t find her?

They were hoping I could help them out with that. And could you? No. But while they were here, Reeve got a call from Brady. The police should be closing in on Kristin, as we speak. You understand these rights does. I read them to you. This is ridiculous. I didn’t murder anyone, but you did withhold a life-saving treatment from two women who are now dead and Marlena is hanging by a threat.

I don’t know anything about a life-saving treatment. Kristin, you might as well give up the act because they know the truth. Oh God. What are you talking about? We have a recording of your confession. . Uhuh. You’re bluffing. Yeah. Is this gonna mark? Well, we can talk about all this down at the station. Let’s go take her.

Who off of me? What is this? A police state? Kristin, this is just you getting, what do you deserve?

Yeah, I, I’m hoping Brave has found Kristen by now, but I, I haven’t heard anything from him yet. Don’t, don’t, don’t thank me Uncle Steve. Look, it, it’s, it’s killing me that none of this is gonna bring Aunt Kayla back. You too. Yeah. I’ll, uh, I’ll, I’ll call you if I find out anything more,

Johnny? Hey. Hey. How’s your grandma? Uh, it was, uh, I was just about to check on her. Did you come to see Ellie? Yeah. I figured she could have used the moral support. It’s really bad, isn’t it? It’s really bad.

I can’t take you home, doc. Not in your condition. I don’t. I don’t wanna die. I’m not here. No, you, you don’t get enough. I don’t wanna talk like that. Ok. Don’t do that. We both, no, they’ve done everything they can. Nothing is working.

I just wanna be in my own bed.

The doctors are buying you time until Steve and the ISA can find that damn market. Good.

There’s no time. Now we both know that. Please, please, please get me outta here.

Like sands, through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

And I had Kristen cornered with this thing. If you would’ve stopped me, then she could have been knocked out on the floor before Rafe even got here. You’re serious. There are two dead women because of your sister, and Marlena might be next. So yeah, I’m. Kristen refused to admit to that she made a deal with Brady the first time got sick.

What’s so the deal? Well, she forced Brady to dump me and get back together with her, or else she was gonna let Marlena and Kate and Kayla all die. So Brady had no choice but to accept that deal, but then they all got sick again, and now she’s saying she has no idea where that damn orchid is. I wondered how she managed that reconciliation.

She’s a monster. That’s. She’s using her own child as a weapon to make Brady stay with her. All she does is cause misery and she doesn’t take any responsibility for any of it. Oh, that’s about to change. Why? What happened? Breaking news. Kristen Damer taken into police custody.

So Ray is gonna a restaurant, Kristen, as soon as he can track her down. And he wants you to testify against her. Yeah. Yeah. To, uh, verify the conversation she and I had when she confessed to everything. Oh, that was pretty slick of your Uncle Steve to put a bug in your place, but it kind of put you in a tough position.

No, no it doesn’t. Look, Kristin needs to be stopped. Her withholding of that cure is what led to Kate and Aunt Kayla’s death. And, and I’m. I am scared to death. My grandma might be next.

Johnny, you’ve been through this before.

Had enough time for me to take her back to Venice.

I’m not asking for Venice. I’m asking for a cross town. Honey, there wasn’t anything I could do for the zb.

Well, My odds aren’t much better than than hers were. So please, please, please,

perhaps you’ll settle for a compromise.

Molly, I made sure. What were you thinking?

I should go fine, Allie, right? Um, yeah. Last I knew she was in the chapel. Oh, it’s from her. She decided to leave the hospital. After all, she didn’t want the babysitter to put Henry to bed, but it’s nice to hug him right now. Well, uh, I guess I’ll head back. Uh, grandpa, is it grandma? No, no, no, no. She’s, uh, she’s the same.

Look, if you got a minute, I could really use your help. So I will keep you up to speed on Kristin if you keep me up to speed on Marlene. Okay. Thank you Bell and. , listen, if her condition changes at all, will you let me know anything at all? Okay. Love me.

Wheres mom? Hey, pumpkin. Um, We have to talk. Okay. Do you wanna, you wanna have a seat? Chad? Am I in trouble? No. No, you’re not in trouble, but mommy is okay. Mommy’s in a little bit of trouble. You see? She was gonna take you on a trip and she, she didn’t even ask me, and it’s not, that’s not good. Um, she’s done some bad things.

Some seriously bad things. And, and that’s, that’s why she couldn’t move. Well, she had to move outta the house, remember? Right. And, um, now it seems that she, she may have to go back to prison for a little while.

I know. Come here, come here, come here. It’s not your fault. Come here. It’s not your fault. It’s. Look, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t wanna hurt Marlaina or the other women. I swear to you.

Look, I will admit I hid the orchid knowing that these women would need more doses of the serum, but I wasn’t gonna withhold it if they got sick. I swear to you, I never wanted those women dead.

Where’d you get that? I got it. That’s all you need to know. Well, I hate to tell you that that’s not me on that tape. Someone who sounds like me or some sort of deep fake, it won’t hold up as evidence. Yeah, nice try. Look, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t wanna hurt Marna or the other. I swear to you.

Look, I will admit I hid the orchid knowing that these women would need more doses of the serum, but I wasn’t gonna withhold it if they got sick. I swear to you, I never wanted those women dead. Yeah, maybe not, but that’s what happened.

Damara agreed to testify that this conversation took place between the two of you. I demand to call my lawyer.

Let me see that. Describe me. A mugshot of her or something. I still don’t understand. What possessed you to let Kris move back in here and what can I say? She’s, she’s family. Hmm.

How about a game with Jess? I don’t wanna neglect my guest. No, it’s okay. I’m actually ready to go home. You sure? Yes. It’s been quiet a day and I’m pretty tired. You fellas, enjoy your game. I know my way out. Something tells me that I’m going to sleep so much better.

Something tells me she and Kristen don’t get along. You do know that I used to be a chess champion, right? Yes. You’ve told me quite frequently. . Well just want her to be up front.

EJ Dam. It’s your sister. I hear you’ve managed to get into a bit of trouble. Yeah. Now I need you to get me out of it How? How you come down to the police station and you bring your fancy law degree. I’m in the middle of something. Don’t jerk me around. Dj. You get your ass down here and you make this all go away.

Otherwise, my next call is to. And I am sure he would love to hear how his own brother sold him out for control of Tamara Enterprises.

Hey, where did you go? It’s going. A few arrangements. I know. Luckily I ran into a guy that’s gonna set everything up for me so I can stay right here with you.

The compromise, what is it? Come on, God. Will you love me? Surprise you for just one? Yeah. Do I get a hint? Okay. I’ll give you this much.

You’re about to go. On the adventure of a lifetime.

What is that thing? Uh, this thing is a Bluetooth projector.

I wanted to be nice for your grandma. Those good to be useful. Yeah. I still can’t believe you talked that coffee shop into giving you their window display . Oh, they were about to close anyway, and I told the counter guy who it was for four. Turns out your grandma’s a regular customer. Thanks. I really appreciate it.

Yeah, it, uh, takes my mind off my own problems Soon. I thought you said your English lawyer didn’t think Scotland Yard was gonna press charges. Well, that hasn’t stopped Sloan Peterson from suing Mama and Me and Civil Court

Chanel. I’m so sorry. I, I, I wish I would’ve known that. It’s okay. There’s nothing you can do. Yeah, but I still want to know what’s going on in your life. Just cuz we’re not married anymore doesn’t, I mean, I don’t still care about you, but what about Wendy? Is she okay with us being friends? Why would you ask about her?

Johnny, come on. You two are kind of the thing now. Right.

I don’t want mommy go back to prison. I know, baby. I’m sorry. But you look, we can, we can visit her. You’ll be able to see her. It won’t be the same. We won’t get to do stuff together. She won’t get to read to me at night. She does all the voices and she’s funny. I know, I know. She’s, I know she’s funny sweetie, but, and I’ve heard you laughing together and that’s.

You two are supposed to get married, but you wouldn’t and now mommy’s gone. Honey, we will get through it together, okay? You and me. We did before. We’ll be okay. I don’t want you, I want my mommy.

Leave me alone.

There you go. Turkey on rye with lettuce and mayo and cranberry. You remember the cranberry sauce kind of hard. Forget cranberry. What do I owe you? . Oh me. No, this is on me for a job well done. Well, if I would’ve known that I would’ve ordered dessert and apple pie. Carolyn Brady’s secret recipe. Okay. Okay.

Now I feel guilty. I mean, it was Steve Johnson that got Kristen on tape. No, no, no. You were the one who suggested that Johnny testified the tape is accurate. I mean, it’s, it’s a shot in the dark. I’m just hoping it’s enough to get the judge to. Yeah, well hopefully the DA can say that Steve didn’t get a warrant because he was so worried about his wife.

From what I hear, the Deras are experts at Eluting Justice, you heard. Right, and I will bet Kristen’s in there right now talking to EJ about how to do exactly that.

How soon can you get. I’d love to help you, Kristen, but the c e O of Dara Enterprises can’t get involved in a murder investigation. It’s just not a good look for the company. Don’t pull this crap with me, ej. Now you get me out of here tonight, or I will blow you out of the water. My decision is final. Fine.

Then I am giving s Stephan a call. Oh, there’s no need to.

S Stephan is right here with me and you are on speakerphone. Our sister has something she would like to tell you.

I hope we have another extension port. We do, we do.

You never answered my question. Uh, what? You and Wendy. Oh. Um, yeah. There’s really not much to say. I mean, technically we’re not even dating so. Oh, I, I, I guess I got the wrong idea because you two are always together. Ugh. We wanted people to think we were a couple. It was like our cover for what? Uber investigating.

Wendy’s brother le in. He’s uh, my dad’s right hand man at Damara. And what did you think he was? . Well, Lee was engaged to Gabby Hernandez, and we thought he might be doing something shady to keep Gabby from getting back with her husband. Who th she thought was dead? Yeah. My, uh, my Uncle Stephan. Oh, and, and it all came out at the wedding, right?

About the brainwashing? Yes. Oh.

Wendy’s brother. Sure. Sounds like a creep. Yeah, he is. That’s what I think. Anyway.

So, uh, well, now that your uncle and Gabby know the truth and the caper is over, where does that leave you and Wendy? Uh, I guess we, I dunno, we, we decided we didn’t want to. Seeing each other. I really like her. Oh, that’s great. I’m really happy for you.

Yeah. Yeah. We probably would’ve, uh, gone on our first date by now if it wasn’t for grandma getting sick. Hey, be careful on that chair, by the way. It’s not exactly stable. Woo.

You okay?

Yeah.

Krista’s in custody is all thanks to you Steve. We’re gonna make sure she pays for what she. Yeah, don’t worry. Just try to get some rest. Okay.

You okay? Yeah. It’s just, and Steve, he just, he sounds like a light just went out inside of.

Yo, you and Kayla fell in love when they were really young. I don’t know if he’s ever gonna recover from losing her, and it didn’t have to happen. I mean, how could one woman cause so much pain and suffering for so many people? And how does she live with herself?

Happy to see you, but what brings you by. Well, I heard that Kristen was just arrested. I was driving home and I I couldn’t stop thinking about you and Rachel. How are you doing? It’s been a day. Came home to find, uh, Kristen, preparing herself to take Rachel away with her. What? Thank God you stopped her.

Yeah, it was really close too. . Well, did Kristen know she was being arrested? Is that why she was running? No. She realized that she didn’t have any more leverage over me and that I would probably try to prevent her from seeing Rachel. She was very surprised to see Jayden and Rafe showing up here. Oh my goodness.

Was Rachel here when they took her? She was in, she was in the bedroom.

I don’t know how to, how do you, how do you tell your little girl that your mother has done such terrible things that she may be in prison for the rest of her life? How do you say that to your little girl? I dunno, but I’m sure you handled it well. I’ll enough. I can’t believe this is happening to my little girl, pj, this is ridiculous.

Take me off the speaker this instant. But you were so eager to tell S Stephan everything. This is your chance. Tell me what, I don’t know what you’re doing, ej, but it’s not, oh, I’ve grown tired of your games, darling. You wanted Stefan to know the truth. Okay. Why don’t you two quit screwing around and tell me what the hell’s going on?

It’s nothing. EJ is just acting like a child as usual. Fine. I’ll do it myself. What our wants to tell you is that I knew that Lee had RO brainwash you and outta self-interest. I’ve decided to keep that to myself.

You are an idiot, ej, and aren’t you fortunate that I won’t be serving as your attorney? And since you have to find someone else so quickly, why don’t we, don’t you dare hang up on me.

You knew he had me brainwashed only after the fact. Kristen was in on it from the very beginning. And you knew about it for months? Yes.

How’d you find out after you and I managed to pull off our coup? The board meeting, Lee took me to the site and told me everything. I was appalled, of course, but then Lee pointed out that if I decided to set you straight, you might remember your love for Gabby inside with her against me. Mm. So this was a business deal.

For me, yes. It was personal for Lee. And what did Kristen get out of it isn’t that obvious. You kept Chloe occupied and unavailable to Brady.

You knew what Lee did and you still made him your number two at Demira, and then you told me that way. Questioned my mental capacity, which was a lie of course,

but I had just assumed control of the company and I didn’t want that taken away from me.

I can’t believe it. If it makes you feel any better. Lee and Christian have been holding what I did over my head this entire time. But it is over now. I am glad, even if it means dealing with the consequences of my actions.

Okay. Yeah.

Everything ready to. Uh, one second.

Oh, that’s lovely. You too. Did an amazing job in such a short period of time. I won’t forgive it. Uh, this is for the projector. It’s all loaded. What do you do? You just drive around with all this equipment in your car, ? Uh, well, you know, you just, you never know when stuff like this might come in handy. Uh, I, I got this from the diner down the street.

Gus the Counterman, he says he’s praying for you. Bless his heart. Bless. Here’s two.

Anything for you, grandma. I love you. I love you too.

I know this isn’t the same as taking you honey,

but.

Thought that if something might happen, I can get you downstairs in a hurry. Oh my love. Oh my darling.

I’m so sorry. You have to deal with all of this when Marlene is sick. Huh? See, it’s, it’s, it’s all been kind of a perfect storm. Hurricane. Kristen, did you know that when you left the hospital we almost lost Mar? almost lost her. I mean, she, she, it was, it was really touch and go and the doctors were able to, to bring her back.

How is she now? I don’t know how much longer she can hold enlo. All the doctors can do is treat the symptoms. They need a cure for her. Are you sure that Kristen isn’t lying about the orchid being stolen? I, I don’t. All I know is, is the orchid was not where she said it was supposed to be. That’s all I. Wow.

And I feel, you know, I feel powerless to do anything, and I feel a hell of a lot of guilt about what I was supposed to save Marlena’s life by playing Kristin’s game. That was the deal. I should’t trusted her. I mean, I, I should’ve, I should have done something more, anything more. Hey, and I didn’t, your your back was against the wall.

None of this is your fault. No, that’s what my father says, but I’m not, Because look what I mean. Look, look what happened. I hurt you. I fixed it. So, so Kristen could control my daughter, John Marla had been forced to live here without maniac. I mean, it was all for nothing. Do you understand? If my dad loses Marlena, I , he’s not gonna be able to go on.

And I honestly, I don’t know how I’m gonna be able to live with myself if that happens. I’m sorry.

You get away from my daddy.

She one.

She one.

Delicious it.

Would you like some more? No. No? Okay.

Oh, what do you have? No, I had Johnny download some family pictures to my cloud. I thought it might be a nice idea just to.

Reminisce a little.

Oh.

I love that picture. No,

I love that one too.

You still laughing your eyes.

And yours,

John, how did this go so fast? I know. I just wanna do this all over again, doc. I know. I do, I do all over again.

Thank you again for, uh, helping me get things set up on the roof. Wouldn’t have made John’s deadline without you. That was so sweet. What John did I see where you get your romantic streak? Yeah. John and grandmother, their whole life’s been one big long, epic romance. Yeah. They, they had their breakups, but they never lasted.

You know, they, they always figured out that, We couldn’t live without each other. And now they might have to. Well, Dr. Evans, she seemed like she was hanging in there. Yeah. Yeah. That, that was for John’s benefit, you know, thanks to me. She, ah, she looked so frail and she was smiling, but yeah, I could see it in her eyes.

She knows what’s. Man. Man, you know, all my life, you know, as much as my parents would drive me crazy, I could always go to her.

God, I’m just so not ready to lose her.

Rachel, you will not talk to her that way. Okay? Chloe has done nothing wrong. Mommy said she added to move out because her, listen to me. Mommy says a lot of things that are not, You told my mommy, didn’t you? And that’s why the police came. Honey. The police came because mommy broke the law. Okay? I would never do anything to hurt you, Rachel.

You ruined everything. I hate you. Rachel. Rachel, that’s it. You need a timeout. I want you to go to your bedroom right now. I want you to cool off. And I will be in there in a minute. You seem mad. I’m not gonna be mad when we talk, sweetie. But you and I, we will get some things straight. I love you. Go.

So you hired an. Nope, I had a bit of a snag. We can get you a public defender, , some loser who went to a law school. He founded the back of a matchbook cover. No, thank you. We might wanna rethink that because I’m gonna want a statement from you before I book you and take you down to the holding cells. And while you’re at it, you might wanna tell us what Lian did as step in Damira.

Are you offering to cut me a deal if I roll on shit? It’s possible. Wow. I want murder charges off the table and total immunity.

Tell us what you know about Shannon and we’ll,

I remember when you first came to me, pitched me the idea of us joining forces to hold onto the company. And I thought to myself, finally, finally, I have myself an ally in this pit of vipers.

Finally, I have a sibling that I can connect with, and I thought we made a great. And now you tell me as soon as you got what you wanted, you stabbed me in the back. Kind of makes you king of the wipers. When we joined forces, I had no intention of doing that, but then Gabby made a run for control of the company and I simply could not allow that to happen.

I know that’s a poor excuse for what I did, but no, it. It is, and we both know this just wasn’t about the company. No, no, no. This was about you holding onto total control. You owed me and you hated it. Yes.

I am sincerely sorry for what I did, and you have every right to be furious.

No, I’m furious. All right.

In fact,

the only reason I haven’t knocked your ass out by now is that it wasn’t your idea to rewire my. That part is true, right? That you found out after the fact. Yes. So in your mind, you were doing what was best for the company?

Sure. He would’ve improved.

So

does this mean

we could work this up?

You mean can I forgive you? I suppose,

I think we can do that under one condition.

I am willing to put what you did behind me and move on if, if we go back to our original deal. Co CEOs

LE in has become a liability. I’ll terminate him in the morning and then you and I will run the Mirror Enterprises together. And we have a deal.

I’ll contact the legal department and get the ball rolling.

Thank you for being so. Reasonable about this, they still don’t trust you. Mm. And I don’t think you trust me, but I would imagine the old man would be proud of what we’re doing.

I agree. Now, if you excuse me, I’m rabbis.

I was being front with you when I told you you’re playing against a champion. I’m gonna get you ej. You’re not gonna see me coming.

I am sorry about Rachel. I really have my work cut out with her while she’s made it very clear. She wants me nowhere near you. Chloe. Chloe, that is not her decision, and I’ll make that very clear to her. Her feelings are her feelings. Brady, you know what? Maybe this is the universe saying that you and I shouldn’t be together.

I am not writing anything down until I consult an attorney. Well, that’s your choice, but if I were you, I would do whatever I could to get a lighter sentence is make no mistake. We’ve already got you for two martyrs. Unless Marlena gets a miracle, it’s gonna be three.

Thank you. Ah, try not to cry. Always makes my throat dry. Maybe you should just cry. This is really sad. No, it’s okay.

Having you to talk to has really helped. I’m glad I ran in you today. Me too. And Johnny, I want you to know, and no matter what went on between us, I will always be your friend. Thank you. Really. And you is a friend right now.

We have had a lifetime of wonderful memories, haven’t we got?

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

So you think step’s telling the truth, he doesn’t know where his own sister is? Well, his own sister had him brainwashed to smooth out her love life. So my guess is if he knew where she was, he would draw us a map and Chloe would drive us there. So we go back to the beginning. Where the hell is she? I guess this is the part where I’m supposed to think like Kristen Damira.

I’d rather die.

So what do you say, kiddo? You wanna skip down with mommy? Hmm. Hit the throat. Why can’t daddy come with us? Um, do you know how you and Nora Jane sometimes get mad at each other and you don’t wanna play? But you’re still friends. You just need a little timeout. She’s my friend, not my husband. I know that. Um, but the same principles apply.

Daddy and I need a little timeout, so you’re gonna have to choose who you wanna be with. Leave for your daddy.

What is it? Grandma Code blue.

Dam it. She has fluid in her lungs. Let’s sit her up for a Thor and. Is prepper. What are you doing? Eric? I need you to get out of here. I’m leaving and please get him out. I’m leaving. I love you, mom.

Help me.

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Hey, I got here as fast as I could. How’s.

It’s not good.

I’m sorry.

What’s happening? You can’t be in here, John. Don’t tell me that. Just tell me that she’s gonna make it. I am doing everything I can. She’s in paddles. Clear

honey, listen, I’m, I’m sorry you don’t have much time. You need to make up your mind. We’ll, we’ll come back. It’s just a timeout, right? Of course we will. And daddy’s okay with it? Of course he is. And then YouTube will stop fighting and be happy. Yes, promise. Promise.

I’ll go. Okay, . All right. And I’m gonna make you another promise. I’m gonna do everything to make you so happy. You know that I love you. Well then I can stay, sweetheart. I know Mommy. Didn’t you say we have to hurry? Yes, that is right. Sit the road, Jack.

Oh, leaving so soon

you.

Great job,

John. I’m here. I’m, I’m right here. I’m right here. I’m right here. You’re okay. You just gave us a little bit of a scare, but you pulled right through and now you’re gonna beat. You cannot just fine, just fine.

I knew I shouldn’t have stayed in Johanna’s Break this long. Don’t blame yourself. Claire needed you. No, I’m just, I’m scared because you know, if anything happens to mom, Claire, Claire loves her so much. Do you know that mom emails her every single day? Say, I’m not surprised. I don’t know that she could have relapsed.

I would’ve insisted that Claire come home for the holidays. Now, if we known that she would’ve relapsed, we would’ve done all sorts of things.

Claire missed mom’s last Christmas. Hey. Hey, we don’t know that. Don’t give up yet. Johnny’s in there with Sarah right now. She’s doing all she can do unless anyone murdered Kristen yet, because if not, I volunteer. I think my dad and Steve are in line just ahead of you. Yeah, well, there’s two women. And mom is in there fighting for her life and all for what?

Because Kristen wants to get her claws back into Brady.

I remember when I was little, everyone used to make fun of great grandma Caroline because she was always making a Venus and she, she would say, you can laugh all you want, but I have enough faith for the whole. . She did. She did. Yeah. Yeah. She was always so good at making Bella, and I feel like part of her family, you know, when I was taking my first driver’s test, she gave me one of those, um, them.

Oh God. You wear it around your neck? What is that? Oh yeah. Um, a scapular. Scap. Yeah. Yeah. And she said, Brady, it’s not magic. But it’s just a way for you to tell God that, uh, you need a little help.

Oh, Allie, I need a little help right now. Yeah, me too. I could use some of her faith right now. Cause mine’s, mine’s a little shaky.

Hey, we have to remember that she. Didn’t beat the devil up pretty bad, right? So anyone can do it and get through this. She can.

I’m just gonna turn it off.

It’s ra. Oh, you better take that on. I’ll, I’ll go check on grandma. Yeah.

What’s. Hey. Sorry to bother you. How’s Marlena? She’s not great. Uh, I’m sorry. Look, I’m calling because, um, I need to know if you’ve heard from Kristen. No, no, no. Last, last thing I heard she was hold up at the Damaris. Yeah, we were just there. No sign of her. Why are you looking for her? Because I have a warrant for her arrest.

Hi. Oh. Oh, don’t you love? Beautiful. Oh, and your hair smells like sunshine. You always say that. Well, it always does. I must say . I’m rather taking aback to see the two of you together. Oh, you’re taking aback when a mom brings her child to the park. Not a mom. You honey. Could I speak with your mom for a little?

Whatever. hasn’t skipped your mind that Brady has sole custody of Rachel and he wouldn’t want her to arrange mother anywhere near her. Just kidding. Eddie J. Especially alone with her, she’s my daughter and I have every right to see her. Not legally. Mommy, didn’t you say we have to. Ah, yes, that is right, honey

Oh. Always fun to chat with you. Ej. Wait a minute, where are you going now, mommy of this Mommy, because mommy and daddy, time out.

I’m so glad you made it. Yeah. Well, Shawn asked Victor to send the Titan jet. I’m sure he’ll be cranky as hell when I try to thank him for it, but it was very sweet nonetheless. Well, hi. Hey. Be oh. Thank God you’re here. Yeah, cool. I’s gonna be, um, really happy to see you. Yeah. I only wish I could have gotten here sooner.

Um, so I ran into Sarah outside of grandma’s room and she said that, um, while her condition is stable, um, the care that she’s receiving at this point is, uh, palliative. You mean like hospice? Um, not yet. And they’re monitoring her symptoms, but, uh, I think it’s clear that at this point her only chance of surviving is the second dose of the anode.

Right. Meaning. Meaning she doesn’t have very much time left.

You’re getting worse.

Okay. Just, just save your strength, honey. I know not much time. We have people turning over every rock on this planet To find that organ, all you have to do is hang in there a little while longer for us. Okay, that’s good, girl. Hi.

For as long as I’ve known you, you have never given up, and I’m not gonna let you start now.

Steve Bug the Damara Mansion. Yeah, I heard the tape. Uh, Kristen was pretty broken up about it, said she really didn’t want anyone to die. Yeah. But two people did. Two people did and now Marlena’s hanging on for dear life because of her. I’m sorry. You don’t need this right now. No, we’re great. This is exactly what I need right now.

Listen, the tape did, did she say that she blackmailed me? Did she say that she had the damned orchid? Yes. Did she also say that she told me she would let the three women die if I didn’t knuckle under Brady. We have got her. It’s not just the tape. What? The tape itself. It might actually be tricky to admit into evidence.

What are you telling me? That she’s gonna get away with this again? No. No, because I have spoken with Johnny and he’s gonna corroborate their entire conversation. She, hold on. She talked to Johnny. Yes. Yes. I told you that Kristen was broken up about this thing. She admitted the entire thing to Marlene’s grandson.

And because of Johnny, that’s how you got the warrant. Yes, that’s right. I mean, obviously it’s not gonna do anything to bring back Kate or Kayla or help Marlena, but. At least she’s gonna have to answer for what she’s done and then pay. Listen, if you hear from her, I need you to call me. Don’t do anything on your own.

I mean it. I get it. Good.

Um, how’s Allie

Ray roll? Just kind of like zombies right now. Yeah, I’m bad. Hey, tell her that. Yeah, I’ll tell her that you love her. She, she knows that already. Okay.

How is she, how’s Molina? How’d she do? They were able to stabilize her, but it’s still not good. Um, what did.

Leah sends his love. Mm-hmm. . Yeah. Well, Beth stepped out ever, but that can’t be why he called you. Well, he, uh, he was looking for Kristen to have a warrant for her arrest. Yes.

You and mommy are leaving Salem. They’re going on an adventure. We’re on the lamb. Huh? You know, sweetie, I need to talk to your Uncle EJ for just do, do you mind going over there and playing on the jungle Gym? Don’t you just talk? Yes. Uh, I know we did, but um, it’s important and I promise it’s only gonna take a.

It’s not going, whatever. What the hell do you think you’re doing? I’m taking my daughter on a trip. I’ll tell you all. What are you doing? What do you think I’m doing? I’m calling Brady. Nope.

How’d you know it was me? I’m your mom. Best one ever go, baby. I’m so sorry I wasn’t here. No, no, no, no, no, no. You’re here now baby girl. That’s all that matters.

Step. Leave you too alone for a second.

How’s Claire? Oh, she’s good. She’s okay. She, uh, she sends her love, she knows about, uh, Kayla and Kate, so son and I thought it would be best if she stayed in Johannesburg in case she needs some extra therapy sessions. That’s a good idea. And s his love too. But he wanted to stay with her. Just don’t, uh, we don’t want her to have any setbacks.

Tell her I love her always. Well, you can tell her yourself next time she visits, or who knows, maybe you and I can fly over in a few months and surprise her.

That would be wonderful.

Oh, oh baby. Come here. Come here. Oh, I’ve got you. I’ve got you.

Okay. So Uncle Steve planted a. At the Jams and got a recording of Kristen, telling Johnny everything. Mm-hmm. . I’m surprised he went all that trouble and just didn’t kill her on the spot with his bare of hands. Well, I hope it was worth it. What do you mean? Look, I want Kristen to pay as much as anyone else, and obviously I am no lawyer, but Chanel and I have been binging Law and Order and.

If, if Kristen didn’t know that she was being recorded, there’s a possibility she can get that recording thrown out as evidence. Yes. That is why Rafe made sure that Johnny was willing to corroborate it and he agreed He did. Hmm. Good for him. Wow. So I guess Kristen finally went too far. Yeah. Now all we have to do is find the.

It’s up. Sorry.

Thanks. I’ll keep you posted. I’ve been going over Kristen DER’s case file. Oh, Warren Peace would’ve been shorter. Do you think there might be a moving department? One that tipped her off about the morning. I think there’s been a demira all in Salem PD since time I memorial, so she’s probably going through her mask, wardrobe and planning another escape.

Yeah, the woman’s not a flight risk. She’s a flight certainty, but before we go trying to rip masks off at Salem International Airport, I think we should pay a visit to the one person that Kristen might actually lean on for help.

Are you still playing? Keep. Ah, honey, I thought I told you to go play in the jungle gym. I’m tired of it. I wanna go. Ah, my little girl’s not very patient. Can I say goodbye to Daddy first? Of course you can. That’s why I was just calling him. But I, I was telling your uncle EJ not to. Daddy is very busy because grandma’s sick.

And whose fault is that? God, you’re really getting on my nurse. Um, honey, we’re gonna call daddy from the road. You know, why don’t you say goodbye to Uncle ej? Bye, lij. I’m not gonna let you get away with this. Kristin, it’s kidnapping. Oh my God. Please. Like you didn’t do the same with Sammy. When the mood struck and I saw what it did to my.

I am not gonna let you do that to Rachel. I’m calling Brady. I’m warning you. You call Brady and I will tell s Stephan that you stood by and watched Lee put him through, oh, let’s just say a version therapy, and how do you think Brother Stephan is going to react to that?

Keep steering at that desk. Thank you. I’m just walk. What is happening here? Hey, you know, why don’t she let me take you home? No, just shower. Get some some. We get some rest and I’ll be here. I said no. The only reason I’m not in that room right now is because Bell is in there with her mother, so there’s no way I can rest.

There’s no way that I can, I can do anything except stay close to my wife.

When I was a little girl, Ugh. I love this book so much. It took you forever to read it to me, but you did remember every time you would say the end, I would say again, and you would start at the beginning, the very next night,

and you would read to me until I fell asleep. Just

just made me know how much you love me.

You have been the best mom anyone’s ever had,

so I am gonna do for you what you did for me, and I am gonna start the beginning.

Okay.

When Mary Lennox was sent to miss a white manor to live with her uncle, everyone said she was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen. I wonder which of Stephan’s parents he’ll channel when he’s exacting revenge on you. Father when you least expected or maybe tilt. Or bury you alive. You’ve made your point, so are free to go.

If your conscience won’t stop you, Neith will lie. You’re smart, man. Mommy, we going out. Yes, honey, we can . Bye. I’m again, . Oh. I’m going to miss you.

Don’t worry. It’s just a time out. We won’t be gone forever. Well, bye aj.

So, do the police have any idea where Kristen might be? Doesn’t sound like it. I’m worried that if Kristen knows she has a warrant out for her arrest, she’s gonna try to come and say goodbye to Rachel. Where’s, where’s Rachel now? Her friend Nora Jane’s mom picked her up from school. She knew that I would be here, so she offered to.

Um, does Kristen know that? No, but it would, it wouldn’t be hard for her to figure that out though. I’m, I’m gonna give Leslie a call and just give her a heads up.

Leslie. Hi. It’s, it’s Brady. Listen, she’s, she’s stable. Thank you for, for asking. Appreciate that. Listen, um, There’s a possibility that Kristen may be on her way over there, uh, to, to come pick up Rachel, or listen, under no circumstances. She, what do you mean? Kristen picked her up from school. Oh my God. Hey, I, I had no idea.

Okay. Leslie. Leslie, I, I have to go. I have to go. I’m gonna kill her. I’m gonna kill her.

And across the lawn came the master of Missile White, and he looked as many of them had never seen him, and by his side with his head up in the air and his eyes full of laughter, walked as strongly and steadily as any boy in New Yorkshire MasterCard.

Oh God, that ending gets me every time.

Well, we did it. I read the whole book just like you used to do when I was a little girl.

Mommy, you have to get better.

Come back to me the way calling it to his father, please,

I can’t lose you.

What’s wrong? He’s Kristen. She took Rachel.

Look, my son’s grandmother is dying. If I had that orchid, I would, this isn’t about the orchid. Sick do come in.

So what now? We have a warrant for your sister’s arrest. And what does that have to do with, can you tell us where is she? I don’t know.

Freddie, do you know where she might have gone, where she might be going? If there’s a warrant now for her arrest? My guess is away far, far away. So she knows about the warrant. I have no idea what she does or does not know. Now, if you excuse me, I’m very worried about my son. Well, you should be worried about your niece too.

That was Brady. Apparently Kristen is kidnapped. Rachel.

Okay, here we go. Honestly, goodbye to Grandma Marena and grandpa jumping. You know what? We’ll call them later, but we have to leave right now.

You’re going somewhere.

I always thought it interesting that even though Kristen was adopted, she is so like you

inventive to, Hey Morrow.

And just as fanatical about parenthood as you were,

but I don’t think you played quite enough chess with her. You were always able to see the move after the move, after the next move. I think Kristen is lost if she ever. Her ability to think things through to mix metaphors. She’s badly overplayed her hand and wildly underestimated her opponent.

As dim as Brady is is as as he is.

He’s Kristin’s match in his devotion to Rachel.

I really think that this time, this time she’s going down.

Daddy. Hi Mommy. Mommy said I couldn’t say goodbye to you. Really? Did she? Uh, where were you, uh, where were you going? On a trip for a time out. Really? Hmm. You, Dan now? No. Sweet. I’ve, I’ve been, I’ve been so worried about Grandma that I haven’t had a lot of time to pay attention to what Mommy’s been up to or planning, but since grandma is still in the hospital, I, I don’t think it’s a really good time for you to go anywhere, you know?

So, um, mommy and I definitely need a timeout. So why don’t you go back into your room, take your backpack with you, and you could draw Grandma a really pretty. Because, um, mommy and daddy really do need to talk. Did I do something wrong? No. No, baby. You did not. No, sweetheart, you didn’t. Daddy and I just, we got our wires crossed.

That’s all. I don’t think I ever wanna be a grownup.

Our wires crossed, I think. You would’ve told me that you were int gonna kidnap our daughter. I would’ve remembered that. Let me ask you something to you for one split second. When you’re thinking of pulling off crap like this to you, uh, you ever think about her? Did you give some thought about what it would be like for her to be on the run with a sociopath?

She’s my daughter Brady. And you are gonna take her from me? No, I tried to protect her. Her grandmother’s going to die and it’s going to be your fault. No. Yes, no. And you, you’re gonna have to live the rest of your life knowing that you’re gonna have to trust that. I am not gonna tell Rachel that. You wouldn’t, you wouldn’t.

No, I, you’re right. I wouldn’t. You know why wouldn’t, cuz I’m unlike you. I think about her, I think about her feelings. I think about her happiness. I think about how it would really affect her if she really knew what her mother did and who her mother really. And let me tell you something, Kristin, lately when you pull this kind of crap, I am, I’ve been getting really upset lately.

Like I just might lose control and say anything. So I want you from now on to be very, very careful about pissing me off. Don’t you think that you have the upper hand for one second because you don’t. And this little game, it is over. It’s done. Rafe, my daughter is in the bedroom. Christine Neira, you’re under arrest for that murder.

Kate Brady, Dr. Kayla Johnson. In the attempted murder of Dr. Marlena Evans, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have right to an attorney. If you can’t afford one, one will be provided for you.

Oh, is Brady. He has Rachel. Thank God. And Kristen’s been arrested. Good. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bitch. I don’t know if I should be here. Eric. I am just, I, I just feel so much hate in my heart from that one moment. I don’t. Angers are righteous. It’s a hell of a lot more than anger. Horrible, worthless woman is still out there and Kate and Kayla and grandma.

You know what? I keep thinking about Christmas. You know when we thought we were gonna lose grandma, but we didn’t. It’s with his help. Our prayers were stronger than the devil.

Okay, y’all pray with me.

You’re Almighty God. We come together here today and we, we pray for our mother, our grandmother, for strength. The doctors have said they have done all they can do. I ask you to please help her. We put all our prayer. In your hands.

In the name of the Father, A son in the Holy Spirit. Oh man,

sweetheart.

Kids are in the, I want me to call him,

was reading to me. I guess I fell asleep. Oh, that’s good. You can go back to sleep. It’s good for you.

What?

What do you want, sweetheart?

I want to go home.

Take me.

Oh, you didn’t come down for dinner? I thought you’d stepped out. I was here, but I was dealing with a pair of uninvited guests. Anyone I know, commissioner Hernandez and Detective Hunt. Again, they were here before. Yeah. Looking for Kristen. , did they tell you the good news? They have an arrest warrant for your sister, but they can’t find her?

They were hoping I could help them out with that. And could you?

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EJ sits at the chess table in the living room of the DiMera Mansion when Stefan and Chloe enter. Stefan notes that EJ didn’t come for dinner so he thought he was out. EJ explains that he was dealing with some unwanted guests in Rafe and Jada. Stefan mentions that they were there before, looking for Kristen. Chloe notes the good news that they have an arrest warrant. EJ points out that they can’t find her and were hoping he could help out, but he couldn’t. EJ adds that while they were there, Rafe got a call from Brady so the police should be closing in on Kristen as they speak.

Rafe finishes reading Kristen her rights as he and Jada arrest her. Kristen calls it ridiculous because she didn’t murder anyone. Rafe points out that she did withhold a life saving treatment from two women who are now dead while Marlena is hanging by a thread. Kristen claims not to know anything about the treatment but Brady tells her to give up the act because they know the truth. Kristen questions what he’s talking about. Rafe reveals they have a recording of her confession. Kristen accuses him of bluffing and says this isn’t going to work. Rafe says they can talk about that at the police station. Kristen continues to complain as they escort her out while Brady states that Kristen is getting what she deserves.

Johnny goes to the hospital while on the phone with Steve. Johnny hopes that Rafe is closing in on Kristen as they speak. Johnny tells Steve not to thank him as it kills him that none of this will bring Kayla back. Johnny says he will call him if he finds out anymore. Johnny then hangs up as Chanel approaches and asks about Marlena. Johnny says he was about to check on her and asks if she came to see Allie. Chanel figured Allie could use the moral support and guesses it’s really bad which Johnny confirms.

John tells Marlena that he can’t take her home in her condition. Marlena cries that she doesn’t want to die here. John encourages her not to talk like that. Marlena says they both know they’ve done everything they can and nothing is working, so she just wants to be in her own bed. John assures that the doctors are buying her time until Steve and the ISA can find the damn orchid. Marlena feels there is no time now and they both know that. Marlena pleads with John to get her out of the hospital.

Chloe tells EJ about how she had Kristen cornered with the fireplace poker, so if Stefan hadn’t have stopped her, she could have had Kristen knocked out before Rafe even got there. EJ asks if she’s serious. Chloe assures that she is because there are two dead women and Marlena could be next. Stefan explains that Kristen refused to admit to that she made a deal with Brady the first time the women got sick which EJ questions. Chloe explains that Kristen forced Brady to break up with her or else she was going to let Marlena, Kate, and Kayla die, but now they got sick again and she claims to have no idea where the Orchid is. EJ wondered how she managed to reconcile with Brady. Chloe calls Kristen a monster who is using her own child as a weapon against Brady. Chloe complains that all Kristen does is cause misery and doesn’t take any responsibility for any of it. Stefan gets a text and says that’s about to change as he announces the breaking news that Kristen DiMera has been taken in to police custody.

Chanel asks Johnny if Rafe is going to arrest Kristen. Johnny confirms that as soon as he can track her down, he will. Chanel asks about Rafe wanting to Johnny to testify against her. Johnny says it’s to verify the conversation they had when she confessed to everything. Chanel calls that slick of Steve to bug the place but feels it puts Johnny in a tough position. Johnny argues that Kristen needs to be stopped since her withholding the cure is what led to Kate and Kayla’s death. Johnny admits he’s scared to death that Marlena might be next.

Marlena reminds John that he’s been through this before with Isabella. John states that she had enough time for him to take her back to Venice. Marlena says she’s not asking for Venice, just across town. John points out that there was nothing he could do for Isabella. Marlena feels her odds aren’t much better so she continues to beg John. John asks if she will settle for a compromise. Marlena asks what he’s thinking. John tells her that he will be right back and exits the room.

Chanel tells Johnny that she should go find Allie. Johnny says last he knew, she was in the chapel. Chanel then gets a text from Allie, saying she left the hospital as she didn’t want the babysitter putting Henry to sleep. Chanel guesses she will head back then but John comes out of Marlena’s room so Johnny asks about her. John tells him that if he has a minute, he could really use his help.

Brady finishes a call with Belle about keeping each other up to date on Kristen and Marlena. Brady tells her to let him know if anything changes at all as he then hangs up. Rachel comes out of her room and asks where Kristen is. Brady tells her that they have to talk. Rachel asks if she’s in trouble. Brady says no, but Kristen is in a bit of trouble. Brady points out that Kristen was going to take her on a trip and didn’t even ask him. Brady informs Rachel that her mom has done some seriously bad things which is why she had to move out. Brady adds that it now seems Kristen may have to go back to prison for a little while. Brady hugs Rachel and tells her it’s not her fault.

Rafe and Jada bring Kristen in to the interrogation room where they play the recording of Kristen’s confession. Kristen questions where they got that. Rafe says he got it and that’s all she needs to know. Kristen tries to claim it’s not her on the tape and it’s someone who sounds like her, so it won’t hold up as evidence. Rafe says it’s a nice try as they play the recording again. Jada adds that Johnny agreed to testify that the conversation took place between them. Kristen then demands to talk to her lawyer.

Chloe tries to look up Kristen’s mug shot. Stefan questions what possessed EJ to let Kristen move back in. EJ responds that she is family. EJ invites Stefan to a game of chess. Stefan points out that he doesn’t want to neglect his guest but Chloe says she’s actually ready to go home as it’s been quite a day and she’s pretty tired. Chloe tells them to enjoy their game. Chloe adds that she’s going to sleep so much better tonight as she exits the DiMera Mansion. EJ comments on Chloe and Kristen not getting along. Stefan reminds EJ that he used to be a chess champion. EJ then gets a call from Kristen. EJ says he heard she managed to get in to trouble. Kristen responds that she needs him to get her out of it by coming to the police station as her lawyer. EJ says he’s in the middle of something. Kristen warns him not to jerk her around and orders EJ to get to the station or else her next call will be to Stefan and she’s sure he’d love to hear how his own brother sold him out for control of DiMera Enterprises.

John returns to Marlena’s hospital room. She asks where he went. John says he just had to make a few arrangements and he luckily ran in to a guy who will set everything up so he can stay here. Marlena asks about his compromise. John tells her to let him surprise her. Marlena asks for a hint, so John tells her that she’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

Johnny and Chanel decorate on the rooftop of the hospital and set up with a Bluetooth projector while they talk about how Chanel talked a coffee shop in to letting them use their window. Johnny thanks her for helping. Chanel says it takes her mind off her own problems. Johnny thought she wasn’t having charges pressed against her. Chanel notes that hasn’t stopped Sloan Peterson from suing her and Paulina in civil court. Johnny tells her that he’s so sorry and he wishes he knew that. Chanel says it’s okay as there is nothing he can do. Johnny still wants to know what’s going on in her life. Johnny says just because they aren’t married anymore, doesn’t mean that he doesn’t still care about you. Chanel asks him if Wendy is okay with them being friends. Johnny asks why she would ask about Wendy. Chanel asks if he and Wendy are a thing now.

Rachel tells Brady that she doesn’t want Kristen to go back to prison. Brady says he’s sorry but they can visit her. Rachel complains that it won’t be the same as they won’t be able to go places together and she won’t be able to read to her at night. Rachel argues that they were supposed to get married but Brady wouldn’t and now Kristen is gone. Brady tries to encourage that they will get through it like they did before but Rachel shouts that she doesn’t want him, she wants her mom. Brady calls out to her but Rachel tells him to leave her alone and runs back to her room. Chloe then shows up at the door.

Rafe brings food for he and Jada at the police station and tells her it’s for a job well done. Jada points out that it was Steve who got Kristen on tape. Rafe notes that Jada was the one who suggested Johnny verifying the conversation. They wonder about court. Rafe hopes that Melinda will understand Steve didn’t get a warrant because he was so worried about his wife. Jada mentions hearing that the DiMeras are experts at eluding justice. Rafe admits that’s right and bets Kristen is talking to EJ now about how to do exactly that.

Kristen asks how soon EJ can get there. EJ responds that he’d love to help her but the CEO of DiMera Enterprises can’t get involved in a murder investigation as it’s not a good look for the company. Kristen tells him not to play this crap with her. Kristen warns EJ to get her out tonight or she will blow him out of the water. EJ declares that his decision is final. Kristen responds that she will be giving Stefan a call then. EJ says there is no need to as Stefan is right here with him. EJ then puts Kristen on speaker phone and informs Stefan that Kristen has something she would like to tell him.

Johnny and Chanel continue decorating and setting up. Chanel points out that Johnny didn’t answer her question about him and Wendy. Johnny responds that there’s not much to tell as they technically aren’t even dating. Chanel guesses she got the wrong idea because they are always together. Johnny explains that they wanted people to think they were a couple as a cover while they were investigating Li Shin. Chanel asks what they thought Li was doing. Johnny informs her that Li was engaged to Gabi and they thought he might be doing something shady to keep Gabi from getting back with Stefan. Chanel recalls it all coming out at the wedding about the brainwashing. Chanel remarks that Li sure sounds like a creep which Johnny agrees with. Chanel asks where that leaves Johnny and Wendy now. Johnny guesses they decided they didn’t want to stop seeing each other and admits he really likes her. Chanel says that’s great and she’s happy for him. Johnny notes that they probably would’ve gone on their first date if Marlena hadn’t gotten sick. Chanel stands on a chair to hang some lights but ends up falling in to Johnny’s arms. They end up face to face and get close as Johnny asks if she’s okay.

Jada calls Steve and tells him that Kristen is in custody and it’s all thanks to him. Jada says they will make sure Kristen pays for what she did. Jada tells Steve to try to get some rest and hangs up. Rafe asks if Jada is okay. Jada says Steve sounds like a light went out inside of him. Rafe notes that Steve and Kayla fell in love when they were really young, so he doesn’t know if Steve will ever recover from losing her. Jada complains that it didn’t have to happen and questions how one woman could cause so much pain and suffering for so many people. Jada asks how Kristen lives with herself.

Brady tells Chloe that he’s happy to see her and asks what brings her by. Chloe mentions hearing that Kristen was arrested, so she couldn’t stop thinking about him and Rachel. Chloe asks how he’s doing. Brady responds that it’s been a day as he came home to find Kristen preparing to take Rachel away with her. Chloe is thankful that he stopped her. Brady admits it was really close. Chloe asks if Kristen knew she was being arrested and that’s why she was running. Brady explains that Kristen realized she didn’t have any more leverage over him and that he’d probably take Rachel from her, but she was very surprised to see Jada and Rafe show up. Chloe asks if Rachel was there when they took her away. Brady confirms she was in her room. Brady questions how to tell his little girl that her mother has done such terrible things that she may be in prison for the rest of her life. Chloe is sure Brady handled it well, but Brady says not well enough. Brady can’t believe this is happening to his little girl.

Kristen tells EJ that this is ridiculous and orders him to take her off speaker phone. EJ argues that she was so eager to tell Stefan everything, so this is her chance. Stefan questions what she’s telling him. Kristen doesn’t know what EJ is doing. EJ says he’s grown tired of Kristen’s games and she wanted Stefan to know the truth. Stefan tells them to stop screwing around and tell him what the hell is going on. Kristen responds that it’s nothing and that EJ is just acting like a child. EJ decides he will do it himself then. EJ then reveals to Stefan that what Kristen wanted to tell him is that he knew that Li had Dr. Rolf brainwash Stefan, and out of self-interest, he decided to keep that to himself. Kristen calls EJ an idiot. EJ tells Kristen that he won’t be her attorney and hangs up on her. Stefan questions EJ knowing that Li had him brainwashed. EJ clarifies that he knew after the fact while Kristen was in on it from the very beginning. EJ admits he did know for months. Stefan asks how he found out. EJ says after they pulled off their coup at the board meeting. Li pulled him aside and told him everything. EJ states that he was appalled, but then Li pointed out that if he set him straight, he might remember his love for Gabi and side against him. Stefan questions this being a business deal. EJ confirms it was for him while it was personal for Li. Stefan asks what Kristen got out of it. EJ tells him that he kept Chloe occupied and unavailable to Brady. Stefan questions EJ knowing what Li did and still making him his number two at DiMera. Stefan brings up EJ saying that Wei Shin questioned his mental capacity. EJ admits that was a lie as he had just assumed control of the company and he didn’t want that taken away from him. Stefan can’t believe it. EJ adds that Li and Kristen have been holding what he did over his head this entire time, but it’s over now and he’s glad, even if it means dealing with the consequences of his actions.

Chanel tells Johnny that she’s okay as they remain in each others’ arms until John wheels Marlena out and asks if everything is ready to go. Chanel and Johnny turn on their display which Marlena calls lovely. John says they did such an amazing job in a short time that he won’t forget it. Johnny gives John the remote to the projector and says it’s all ready to go. Chanel gives Marlena strawberries from the diner. Johnny kisses Marlena on the cheek and says anything for her as he loves her. Johnny hugs John and then leaves with Chanel. John tells Marlena that he knows it’s not the same as taking her home, but he thought if something happened, he could get her downstairs in a hurry. John and Marlena then kiss.

Chloe tells Brady that she’s so sorry he has to deal with all of this while Marlena is sick. Brady calls it a perfect storm and tells her about how they almost lost Marlena but the doctors brought her back. Chloe asks how she is now. Brady doesn’t know how much longer she can hang on as they need a cure. Chloe asks if he’s sure Kristen isn’t lying about the orchid being stolen. Brady says all he knows is that the orchid was not where she said it was. Brady feels powerless to do anything and feels a lot of guilt because he was supposed to save Marlena’s life by playing Kristen’s game. Brady feels he should’ve done something more but he didn’t. Chloe encourages that it’s not his fault. Brady points out that he hurt Chloe, allowed Kristen to control his daughter and forced them to live with her. Brady worries that if John loses Marlena, he won’t be able to go on and he doesn’t know how to live with himself if that happens. Chloe hugs Brady until Rachel storms back in and tells Chloe to get away from her dad.

John and Marlena sit together on the rooftop with the strawberries. Marlena asks about the remote. John explains that he had Johnny download some family pictures to his cloud so they could reminisce a little. Marlena calls that perfect as they view the photos on the projector, showing photos throughout Marlena’s life. Marlena asks how it went so fast while John wishes they could live it all over again. John holds Marlena as she cries.

Johnny and Chanel return down to the hospital. Johnny thanks her again for getting things set up on the roof and says he wouldn’t have been able to get done in time without her. Chanel says what John did was so sweet and that she sees where Johnny gets his romantic streak. Johnny says John and Marlena’s whole life has been one big long epic romance. Johnny says their breakups never lasted because they always figured out they couldn’t live without each other, but now they might have to. Chanel encourages that Marlena seemed to be hanging in there. Johnny feels that was for John’s benefit while he thought she looked so frail. Johnny says that he could see in her eyes that Marlena knows what’s coming. Johnny talks about always being able to go to Marlena when his parents drove him crazy, so he’s not ready to lose her.

Brady tells Rachel not to talk to Chloe like that as she’s done nothing wrong. Rachel responds that Kristen said she had to move out because of Chloe. Brady informs her that Kristen says a lot of things that are not true. Rachel accuses Chloe of telling on Kristen and that’s why the police came. Brady says the police came because Kristen broke the law. Chloe states that she would never do anything to hurt her. Rachel argues that Chloe ruined everything and shouts that she hates her. Brady tells Rachel to go to her room for a timeout. Rachel says he seems mad. Brady says they are going to get some things straight as Rachel heads back to her room.

Rafe and Jada return to Kristen in the interrogation room. Rafe asks if Kristen hired an attorney. Kristen says she hit a bit of a snag. Jada suggests a public defender but Kristen refuses. Rafe suggests she rethink that because he’s going to want a statement from her before he books her and takes her down to the holding cells. Jada adds that she might want to tell them what Li did to Stefan as well. Kristen asks if they are offering to cut her a deal if she rolls on Li. Rafe confirms it’s possible. Kristen wants murder charges off the table and total immunity. Rafe tells her to tell them what she knows about Li and then they will talk.

Stefan recalls when EJ first came to him and pitched the idea of them joining forces to hold on to the company. Stefan thought he finally had an ally in this pit of vipers and a sibling he could connect with. Stefan thought they made a great team but now he tells him that as soon as he got what he wanted, he stabbed him in the back. Stefan says that makes him king of the vipers. EJ explains that when they joined forces, he did not intend for that, but then Gabi made a run at controlling the company and he could not allow that to happen. EJ knows it’s a poor excuse for what he did. Stefan agrees and says they both know this wasn’t just about the company, but about EJ holding on to total control. Stefan argues that EJ owed him and hated it. EJ admits that and says he’s sincerely sorry for what he did while he has every right to be furious. Stefan assures that he is furious and the only reason he hasn’t knocked his ass out is that it wasn’t EJ’s idea to rewire his brain. Stefan asks if it’s true that EJ found out after the fact which he confirms. Stefan says that in EJ’s mind, he was doing what’s best for the company. Stefan remarks that he’s sure their father Stefano would’ve approved. EJ asks if this means they could work this out. Stefan asks if he means can he forgive him. Stefan looks up at the portrait of Stefano and declares that they can do that under one condition. Stefan is willing to put what EJ did behind him and move on if they go back to their original deal of them being co-CEOs. EJ acknowledges that Li Shin has become a liability, so he will terminate him in the morning and then he and Stefan will run DiMera together. Stefan declares they have a deal then and they shake hands. EJ says he will contact the board in the morning and thanks Stefan for being so reasonable about this. Stefan warns that he still doesn’t trust EJ and doesn’t think EJ trusts him, but he’s sure Stefano would be proud of what they are doing. EJ agrees and then exits the room. Stefan stands up and pours a drink. Stefan remarks that he was being upfront when he told EJ that he was playing chess against a champion. Stefan declares that he’s going to get EJ and he won’t see it coming.

Brady tells Chloe that he’s sorry about Rachel. Chloe notes that Rachel has made it very clear that she wants her nowhere near him. Brady says that’s not her call. Chloe says Rachel’s feelings are her feelings and wonders if it’s the universe saying they shouldn’t be together.

Kristen states that she’s not writing anything down until she consults an attorney. Rafe says that’s her choice but warns her to do whatever she can to get a lighter sentence, because they already got her for two murders and unless Marlena gets a miracle, it’s going to be three.

Chanel gets Johnny a water and tells him that he can cry because this is really sad. Johnny tells her that having her to talk to has really helped. Johnny says he’s glad he ran in to her today. Chanel tells him that no matter what went on between them, she will always be his friend. Johnny thanks her and says he could use a friend right now as they hug.

John and Marlena’s slideshow of photos continues. John says they have had a lifetime of wonderful memories. John then calls out to Marlena as she passes out in his arms.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Kristen asked Rachel if she wanted to leave town with her. Rachel wanted to know why her father wasn’t going with them. Kristen said they needed a time out. She said Rachel had to choose who she wanted to be with. Rachel asked her to promise they would come back. Kristen said they would come back. Rachel asked if her father was okay with them leaving. Kristen said she and Brady would make up when they get back. Rachel said she would go. When they were about to leave, they ran into EJ. He reminded Kristen that she isn’t supposed to be alone with Rachel. Kristen said she had a right to see her daughter. Rachel told him they were leaving town because her mother and father needed a time out. EJ wanted to call Brady. Kristen tried to grab the phone. He said he wasn’t going to let her do that to Rachel. She said if he called Brady, she would tell Stefan that he stood by while Li was brainwashing Stefan. She said she wondered which parent Stefan would take after. EJ gave in to her. She and Rachel left. Belle showed up at the hospital. Eric told her things weren’t good with their mother. Belle said she shouldn’t have stayed away so long. He said Claire needed her. Belle asked if anyone killed Kristen yet. He said John and Steve were in the front of the line.

Rafe called Brady and told him about Kristen’s confession and how Johnny went along with the confession. Rafe told Brady not to go after her. Rafe wanted Brady to call him if he heard anything. Allie and Belle saw each other in the hospital. Will showed up and told them Marlena’s only chance at survival was the second dose of the antidote. Allie went to the chapel with Brady. She told him what was going on with Marlena. He told her about Kristen. Allie said Kristen went too far. He said they had to find the b*tch. He brought up that Rachel’s friend’s mother was picking her up. Allie wondered if Kristen knew that. He called the woman and found out Kristen had Rachel. When he got off the phone, he said he was going to kill Kristen. Rafe and Jada went to the DiMera mansion. They asked EJ where Kristen was. EJ said he didn’t know. EJ said Kristen kidnapped Rachel. While Kristen and Rachel were at John and Marlena’s apartment, Kristen tried to rush them out of the apartment. When she opened the door, Brady was there. He asked if she was going somewhere. Rachel said they were going away for a timeout. Brady sent Rachel to her room. He yelled at Kristen. He said the game was over. He called out to Rafe. He showed up and read her her rights. Jada handcuffed her.

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Days Update Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

Rafe and Jada exit the DiMera Mansion. Jada asks Rafe if he thinks Stefan is telling the truth that he doesn’t know where his own sister is. Rafe points out that Stefan’s own sister had him brainwashed to smooth out her own love life, so he guesses if Stefan knew where she was, he’d draw them a map and Chloe would drive them there. Jada guesses they go back to the beginning and wonders where the hell she is. Rafe guesses he’s supposed to think like Kristen, but says he’d rather die.

Kristen asks Rachel if she wants to skip town with her and hit the road. Rachel asks why Brady can’t come with them. Kristen tries to compare it to when Rachel and her friend get mad at each other. Kristen says she and Brady need a little timeout, so Rachel is going to have to choose who she wants to be with.

Allie rushes into the chapel and informs Brady and John that Marlena has gone code blue. John rushes out.

Eric watches as Sarah and other doctors begin to work on Marlena. Eric asks what’s happening but Sarah says she needs him to get out, so he leaves the room.

Belle arrives at the hospital and tells Eric that she got there as fast as she could and asks how Marlena is. Eric responds that it’s not good as he hugs her and says he’s sorry.

John enters Marlena’s hospital room and asks what’s happening. Sarah tells John that he can’t be in here. John wants to know she’s going to make it. Sarah says she’s doing everything she can. Marlena flatlines, so Sarah calls to use the defibrillator.

Kristen tells Rachel that they don’t have much time, so she needs to make up her mind. Rachel asks if they will come back. Kristen says of course they will. Rachel asks if Brady is okay with it. Kristen claims that he is. Rachel asks if they will then stop fighting and be happy. Kristen promises that will be the case, so Rachel agrees to go with her. Kristen promises to do everything to make her happy. Rachel reminds her that she said they have to hurry. Kristen says they will hit the road and goes to leave the park but runs in to EJ, who questions her leaving so soon.

Sarah manages to revive Marlena to being stabilized. John tells her great job. Marlena wakes up and calls for John. John assures that he’s right there and she’s okay. John encourages that Marlena pulled through and is going to be fine.

Belle tells Eric that she knew she shouldn’t have stayed in South Africa this long. Eric understands Claire needed her. Belle talks about how much Claire loves Marlena. They talk about not knowing that Marlena would relapse. Belle cries that Claire missed what could’ve been Marlena’s last Christmas. Eric encourages that Sarah is doing everything she can and John is in with her. Belle asks if anyone has murdered Kristen yet because she’ll volunteer. Eric thinks John and Steve are in line ahead of her. Belle says that two women are dead and now Marlena is fighting for her life all because Kristen wanted to get her claws back in to Brady.

Allie sits with Brady in the chapel and recalls when they were little. They pray for help and faith. Brady brings up that Marlena did beat the Devil, so if anyone can get through this, she can. Brady gets a call from Rafe, so Allie decides to go check on Marlena and exits. Rafe asks Brady how Marlena is. Brady says she’s not great. Rafe informs Brady that he needs to know if he’s heard from Kristen. Brady says last he heard, she was at the DiMera Mansion. Rafe says they were just there and there was no sign of her. Brady questions why he’s looking for her. Rafe then reveals that he has a warrant for her arrest.

Rachel excitedly runs up and hugs EJ. EJ mentions being taken aback to see them together. Kristen claims she’s just a mom taking her daughter to the park. EJ asks Rachel if he can speak with Kristen, so they step aside. EJ reminds Kristen that Brady has sole custody and wouldn’t want Rachel’s deranged mother anywhere near her. Kristen tells EJ to can it. Kristen argues that she has every right to see her daughter. Rachel reminds Kristen that she said they had to hurry. Kristen tells EJ that it’s always fun chatting with him. EJ questions where they are going now. Kristen tries to cover but Rachel tells EJ that they are skipping town because Kristen and Brady need a timeout.

Allie hugs Belle and says she’s so glad she made it. Belle says that Shawn had Victor send the Titan jet. Will joins them and hugs Belle, noting that Marlena will be really happy to see her. Belle only wishes she got there sooner. Will mentions that he ran in to Sarah and she said that they got Marlena stabilized but they are talking hospice and that her only chance of surviving is a second dose of the antidote. Eric realizes Marlena doesn’t have much time left.

Marlena tells John that she’s getting worse. John encourages her to save her strength. Marlena feels there’s not much time. John insists that they have people turning over every rock to find the orchid and tells her to just hang in a little while longer. John says for as long as he’s known her, Marlena has never given up, so he’s not going to let her start now.

Rafe informs Brady that Steve bugged the DiMera Mansion and Kristen said she really didn’t want anyone to die. Brady points out that two people still did and now Marlena is hanging on for dear life because of Kristen. Rafe apologizes and says Brady doesn’t need this right now but Brady says it’s exactly what he needs. Brady asks more about the recording. Rafe explains that Johnny agreed to confirm it and that’s how they were able to get the warrant for Kristen’s arrest. Rafe says obviously it won’t bring back Kate and Kayla or help Marlena, but at least she’ll have to answer for what she’s done. Rafe tells Brady to let him know if he hears anything and to not do anything on his own. Rafe asks how Allie is. Brady says they are all just kind of like zombies right now. Rafe tells Brady to tell Allie that he loves her as they hang up. Allie then returns to Brady in the chapel. Brady asks how Marlena is doing. Allie says they were able to stabilize her but it’s still not good. Allie asks what Rafe wanted. Brady tells her that he sends his love. Allie calls him the best stepdad ever but says that can’t be why he called. Brady admits that he was looking for Kristen as they have a warrant for arrest.

EJ questions Rachel saying her and Kristen are leaving Salem. Rachel exclaims they are going on an adventure. Kristen tells Rachel that she needs to talk to EJ. Rachel argues that they just did. Kristen says it’s important and promises it will only take a moment, so she sends Rachel to the playground. EJ questions what the hell Kristen thinks she’s doing. Kristen responds that she’s taking her daughter on a trip. EJ pulls out his phone and says he’s calling Brady.

Belle joins John in Marlena’s hospital room. Marlena wakes back up and calls out to Belle. Belle apologizes for not being there. John says she’s there now and that’s all that matters. John decides to step out and give them time alone. Marlena asks Belle about Claire. Belle says she’s good and she sends her love. Belle says that Claire knows about Kate and Kayla so they thought it would be best that she stay in South Africa in case she needs more therapy sessions. Belle adds that Shawn decided to stay with her as they don’t want her to have any setbacks. Marlena says to send her love to Claire. Belle encourages that they will be able to visit each other. Marlena says that would be wonderful. Belle starts to cry as Marlena hugs her.

Brady tells Allie about Steve planting a bug at the DiMera Mansion and recording Kristen’s conversation with Johnny. Brady remarks that he’s surprised Steve went through all that trouble instead of killing Kristen on the spot with his bare hands. Allie hopes it was worth it. Brady asks what she means. Allie says she wants Kristen to pay as much as anyone but points out that she could get the recording thrown out if she didn’t know about it. Brady notes that’s why Rafe made sure that Johnny would agree to confirm it. Allie guesses that Kristen finally went too far. Brady says now all they have to do is find the bitch.

Rafe finishes a call at the station. Jada tells him that she’s been going over Kristen’s case file and wonders if someone might have tipped Kristen off about the warrant. Rafe thinks there has always been a DiMera mole in the police station. Jada worries that Kristen could be planning her next escape. Rafe thinks they should visit to the one person that Kristen might actually lean on for help. Rafe and Jada then exit the station.

EJ and Kristen fight over his phone until Rachel comes back and asks if they are playing keep away. Kristen tells Rachel that she told her to go play on the jungle gym. Rachel responds that she’s tired of it and wants to go. Kristen notes that she’s not very patient. Rachel asks if they can say goodbye to Brady first. EJ says of course and that’s why he was just calling him. Kristen interjects that she told him not to because Brady is very busy since Marlena is sick. EJ mutters whose fault is that. Kristen tells Rachel that they will call Brady from the road and tells her to say goodbye to EJ which she does. EJ warns Kristen that he won’t let her get away with kidnapping. Kristen argues that EJ did the same with Sami when the mood struck. EJ says he saw what that did to his kids, so he’s not going to let her do the same to Rachel. EJ declares he’s calling Brady but Kristen warns that if he does, she will tell Stefan that EJ stood back and watched as Li had him brainwashed. Kristen asks how he thinks Stefan will react to that.

John sits with Eric and Will at the hospital. John talks about how he keeps staring at the desk, thinking Kayla is going to show up. Will offers to take John home but he refuses. John says he’s only not in Marlena’s room because Belle is in with her mother. John says there is no way he could rest or do anything except stay close to his wife and pray. John, Eric, and Will join hands to pray.

Belle recalls Marlena reading her favorite book to her when she was little. Belle calls her the best mom anyone ever had. Belle says she will do for Marlena, what she did for her, and read the book to her.

Kristen wonders which of Stefan’s parents he will channel when he extracts revenge on EJ; Stefan or Vivian. EJ says she made her point. Kristen asks if they are free to go then. EJ says if her conscience won’t stop her, he won’t either. Rachel asks if they can go now and says goodbye to EJ again. EJ hugs Rachel and says he will miss her. Rachel calls it just a timeout and notes that they won’t be gone forever. Kristen says goodbye to EJ and walks away with Rachel.

Allie asks Brady if the police have any idea where Kristen might be. Brady says it doesn’t look like it and he’s worried that if Kristen knows about the warrant, she’ll try to come say goodbye to Rachel. Allie asks where Rachel is now. Brady says her friend’s mom picked her up from school. Allie asks if Kristen knows that. Brady notes that it wouldn’t be hard for her to figure it out, so he decides to call the friend’s mom, Leslie, to give her a heads up. Brady tells her that it’s possible that Kristen may be on her way over to pick up Rachel, but he is informed that Kristen picked Rachel up for school. Brady says he has to go and hangs up, saying he’s going to kill Kristen.

Belle finishes reading her book to Marlena. Sarah returns to the room and watches as Belle pleads with Marlena to get better. Belle cries that she can’t lose her.

Allie goes to John, Eric, and Will to inform them that Kristen took Rachel.

Rafe and Jada go back to the DiMera Mansion. EJ answers and argues that he doesn’t have the orchid. Rafe says it’s not about that. EJ asks what it’s about then. Jada informs him that they have a warrant for Kristen’s arrest and Rafe asks where she is. EJ says he doesn’t know where she is. Rafe then gets a call from Brady. Jada asks EJ if he knows where she might have gone. EJ guesses she’s going far away if there’s a warrant out for arrest. EJ says to excuse him as he’s worried about his son. Rafe hangs up and tells EJ that he should also worry about his niece, because Brady just told him that Kristen has apparently kidnapped Rachel.

Kristen goes to get Rachel’s things. Rachel wants to say goodbye to John and Marlena but Kristen says they have to go right now. Kristen opens the door to leave, only to see Brady standing in the doorway. Brady asks if they’re going somewhere.

EJ has a drink in the living room and talks to the portrait of Stefano. EJ calls it interesting that Kristen was adopted but so like Stefano; ruthless, inventive, and amoral. EJ doesn’t think Stefano played quite enough chess with Kristen since he was always able to see the move after the move after the next move. EJ thinks Kristen has lost her ability to think things through and that she’s badly overplayed her hand while wildly overestimating her opponent. EJ declares that as dim as Brady is, he’s Kristen’s match in his devotion to Rachel. EJ really thinks this time, Kristen is going down.

Rachel tells Brady that Kristen said she couldn’t say goodbye to him. Brady questions where they were going. Rachel says they were going on a trip for a timeout which Brady questions. Rachel questions him not knowing. Brady says he’s been so worried about Marlena that he hasn’t had time to pay attention to what Kristen has been up to. Brady says Marlena is still in the hospital, so he doesn’t think it’s a good time for Rachel to be going anywhere. Brady adds that he and Kristen do need a timeout. Brady sends Rachel back to her room to draw Marlena a picture so he and Kristen can talk. Kristen claims that they just got their wires crossed. Rachel jokes that she never wants to be a grown up and heads back to her room. Brady asks if Kristen ever thinks about Rachel when thinking about pulling off crap like this and what it would be like for Rachel to be on the run. Kristen complains that Brady was going to take her daughter from her. Brady says he’s trying to protect her since her grandmother is going to die and it’s going to be Kristen’s fault. Brady adds that Kristen will have to live the rest of her life, knowing that she’ll have to trust that he won’t tell Rachel that. Kristen argues that he wouldn’t. Brady agrees because unlike her, he thinks about Rachel’s feelings and happiness and how it would really affect her if she knew who her mother really was. Brady says he’s been really getting upset lately when Kristen pulls crap like this, that he doesn’t know what he might say. Brady warns Kristen about pissing him off and tells her that she doesn’t have the upper hand. Brady declares that this little game is over and done. Rafe and Jada then arrive. Brady informs them that Rachel is in her room as Jada handcuffs Kristen. Rafe informs Kristen that she is under arrest for the murders of Kate and Kayla as well as the attempted murder of Marlena. Rafe then reads Kristen her rights.

Allie, Belle, Eric, and Will pray in the chapel. Allie gets a text from Brady that he has Rachel and that Kristen has been arrested. Belle remarks that it couldn’t happen to a nicer bitch. Belle doesn’t know if she should be in the chapel since she has so much hate in her heart for Kristen. Eric encourages her. Allie calls it more than anger since Kristen is still out there while Kate, Kayla, and Marlena aren’t. Eric brings up the Christmas when they thought they were going to lose Marlena but they didn’t because their prayers were stronger than the Devil. Eric asks them to pray with him, so they join hands. Eric prays for Marlena’s strength and to help her.

John lays at Marlena’s bedside. Marlena wakes up and calls out for Belle. John tells her the kids are in the chapel and asks if she wants him to call them. Marlena says no and remembers that Belle was reading to her but she fell asleep. John encourages that she can go back to sleep but Marlena doesn’t want to. Marlena cries that she wants to go home and asks John to take her home.

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Kristen starts to go upstairs when the doorbell rings again. Kristen answers the door to see Chloe. Kristen tries to shut the door but Chloe says they need to talk about how Kristen tried to steal her life.

At the hospital, Brady tells Johnny that he can’t believe he ever loved Kristen. Brady asks how he’s supposed to face Roman and Steve. Johnny assures Brady that none of it is his fault as Kristen is the reason they lost their wives. Brady admits he’s afraid now that his dad is going to join them. Johnny encourages that John will find a way to save Marlena somehow. Brady decides he will go check on him in the chapel. Johnny says to tell him he’s praying for her too.

At the police station, Jada finishes a call with Indonesian authorities and there is still no trace of Dr. Rolf. Rafe remarks that Dr. Rolf is a master of disappearing and this time, he had the help of Rafe’s new brother in law.

Li interrupts Gabi and Stefan’s argument in the town square. Li tells Stefan that he can’t talk to Gabi like that and that he owes her an apology. Stefan agrees and tells Gabi that he’s sorry that she’s nothing but a cold, bottom feeding snake who only cares about herself. Li declares that’s enough and punches Stefan down. Stefan gets up and guesses they are even which Gabi questions. Stefan remarks that Li must have gotten his ego bruised when he knocked him on his ass earlier. Li argues that this isn’t about what he did to him, but what he did to Gabi. Stefan mocks Li suddenly being the hero in the story after he lied to Gabi and rewired his brain. Stefan remarks that Li probably didn’t to do any of that because he probably would’ve ended up hating Gabi anyway. Stefan declares that Gabi and Li deserve each other as he storms off. Li asks Gabi if she’s alright. Gabi says she’s fine. Li states that Stefan is wrong about her and that he knows who she really is.

Rafe tells Jada that he promised Gabi that he would make Li pay for what he did to her but without Dr. Rolf, there’s not enough concrete evidence and Li gets away with it. Steve then arrives and suggests they arrest Li’s accomplice, Kristen DiMera, instead.

Kristen tells Chloe that she’s really busy and not in the mood for this. Chloe doesn’t give a damn as they have a lot to catch up on. Chloe brings up Kristen blackmailing Brady in to breaking up with her, threatening the people he loves so she could move in with him, and then brainwashing her own brother to distract her from Brady. Kristen suggests Chloe put this in an e-mail but Chloe says it’s so much better saying it to her face. Kristen asks if she’s done. Chloe says she’s just getting started because none of that compares to what she did to Kate and Kayla. Chloe argues that Kate and Kayla are dead because of Kristen hiding the orchid and now Marlena is clinging to life. Chloe asks what Kristen has to say about any of this. Kristen responds that she has no idea what she’s talking about.

Brady joins John in the chapel. Brady says he’s sorry to interrupt. John asks if something happened to Marlena. Brady says there’s no change and he just wanted to check on him. John claims he’s okay but then admits he’s not good and cries that he can’t believe he’s losing her.

Johnny joins Allie in a hospital waiting room. Johnny asks how Marlena is. Allie says she’s the same and she didn’t want to leave but she’s only allowed two visitors at a time and Will and Eric are in now. Johnny is sure they will let them know if anything changes. Johnny asks if she’s okay. Allie starts to cry and asks what they are supposed to do without Marlena if she doesn’t get better. Johnny hugs her.

Brady tells John that he’s sorry and blames himself for Marlena being in the hospital since he let Kristen hold the serum over his head for months. John understands he was in an impossible situation. Brady feels he made the wrong choice and talks about John knowing there had to be a reason that he moved Kristen into the house. Brady wanted to tell him the truth so many times. John recalls finding Brady going through Kristen’s stuff and Brady almost told him everything but Kristen walked in and it was like she sucked the life right out of him. Brady admits that he caved to Kristen’s threats. Brady keeps thinking he should’ve just told John but he didn’t and now, Kate and Kayla are gone. Brady shouts that Kristen should be locked up but he’s really sorry.

Chloe questions Kristen acting like she doesn’t know what she did. Kristen continues to claim to have no idea what she’s talking about. Chloe tells Kristen that Brady told her everything about how she blackmailed him and withheld the treatment. Kristen continues to play dumb. Chloe argues that she doesn’t get to act like none of this happened. Kristen claims it didn’t. Chloe shouts that Kristen doesn’t get to gaslight her and her entire life then pretend it never happened. Chloe grabs a fireplace poker to threaten her with. Kristen laughs at her and asks if Chloe is going to kill her. Chloe responds that she just might.

Steve complains to Rafe that Kristen is a murderer since she’s the reason Kate and Kayla died as she could’ve helped them but chose not to. Rafe assures that he’s just as disgusted but he can’t arrest Kristen because they have no direct evidence or confession. Steve reveals that actually they do and plays his recording of Kristen confessing from the device he planted in the DiMera Mansion. Steve declares that it sounds like a confession to him. Rafe questions where he got that recording. Steve says he acquired it himself. Rafe guesses Steve planted a bug in the DiMera Mansion. Jada asks if Kristen just admitted everything to him. Steve says it wasn’t to him but he caused a distraction, allowing him to plant the bug, and as soon as he left, she spilled everything to Johnny, so now they have a confession straight from Kristen’s mouth. Rafe says it’s great that it confirms everything they suspected about Kristen, but they can’t use it.

Allie tells Johnny that she is so grateful that her and Kate were on good terms in the end, since she was so upset with her for keeping quiet about Lucas kidnapping Sami. Johnny asks how she was able to get past that. Allie explains that she realized that Kate wasn’t trying to hurt her and she was protecting her dad. Allie repeats that she’s so grateful because she was able to tell Kate that she forgives her and loves her. Johnny assures that Kate always knew, just like Marlena knows how much they love her. Allie cries that it’s not enough as she wants to make more memories.

Brady tells John that he was in constant fear that Kristen would destroy the orchid and let them all get sick again if he told anyone, but it happened anyway. Brady feels it’s on his head because he didn’t have the guts to tell John. John insists that he has nothing to apologize for since who knows what Kristen would have done if he told him. John states that Brady is the reason that Marlena, Kate, and Kayla survived the first time since if Brady didn’t sacrifice his happiness, they would have never got treatment and they would’ve lost them months ago. John adds that Brady is the only reason that Kristen didn’t let Marlena die.

Chloe orders Kristen to admit that she let Kate and Kayla die. Kristen argues that they both know she’s not going to kill anyone. Chloe warns that she’s done it before. Stefan runs in and questions what Chloe is doing. Chloe remarks that she’s doing what she should’ve done a long time ago and taking her life back. Kristen mocks that she’s lost her mind. Chloe complains that Kristen is acting like they don’t all know she’s a murderer. Stefan urges Chloe that the fireplace poker is not the answer. Stefan reminds Chloe that she has too much to live for and that this is not the way to do it. Chloe drops the poker and runs out of the room. Kristen thanks Stefan for coming when he did. Stefan tells her not to thank him and that she’s lucky he doesn’t use it on her himself.

Gabi says she needs to go but Li stops her and asks why Stefan was so angry at her since he thought she convinced him to get his programming reversed. Gabi responds that she thought so too. Li asks what happened. Gabi tells him that they couldn’t find Dr. Rolf, so she tried to ask Marlena for help at the hospital. Li points out that Marlena is very sick. Gabi argues that helping people is what Marlena does. Li knows her intentions were good because she’s a passionate person who goes after what she wants. Li tells Gabi that Stefan had no right to lash out at her like that as she doesn’t deserve that. Gabi remarks that this isn’t about what she deserves. Li asks what it is about then. Gabi says no to Li standing up for her or comforting her. Gabi blames Li for Stefan treating her this way. Li tries to stop her from leaving but Gabi pushes him away, hurting Li’s hand in the process.

Allie talks to Johnny about all the times that Marlena helped her and saved her. Allie says she wouldn’t have gotten through Charlie raping her if it wasn’t for Marlena. Allie doesn’t think she could have rebuilt her life if not for Marlena. Johnny states that Marlena has done that for so many people, but they got to call her Grandma while to everyone else, she was a friend, a legend, and a hero. Johnny hopes that while Marlena is lying in the bed, she can feel all the love of everyone whose lives she has touched.

John tells Brady that he’s not upset with the choices he made. John says he’s grateful for what Brady did for Marlena. John acknowledges that Brady gave up the woman he loves for Marlena. Brady argues that Marlena is John’s life and talks about how hard it is to see John being afraid of losing her. John encourages that it won’t happen and that Marlena is a fighter. John declares that their story is far from over. Brady says he believes that and talks about their lives together as a family. Brady jokes about all the crap he gave Marlena when he was a kid. John admits he was a handful but says none of that matters now. Brady tells John that he loves Marlena like his own mom. John knows that’s why Kristen threatened Marlena, because she knew that Brady would do anything to help her. Brady assures that Marlena would have done the same for him as John hugs him.

Gabi asks if Li hurt his hand punching Stefan. Li tells her it’s fine but Gabi asks to take a look. Gabi tells him that his knuckles look bad, so he might need an x-ray. Li tells her that it was worth it. Gabi argues that nobody asked him to defend her honor. Li says nobody had to. Gabi decides to go get him some ice.

Stefan asks if Kristen is going to gaslight him and tell him that she wasn’t part of the scheme to monkey with his brain. Kristen says she was just playing with Chloe while they are family, so they can speak honestly with each other. Stefan argues that if Chloe used the fireplace poker on her, she would have deserved it. Kristen asks if he’s here to take revenge on her now too. Stefan thinks he’s entitled to it after everything she did to him, so she could hold onto Brady. Kristen argues that they could come up with a lot of things he’s done in the name of love. Stefan responds that he’s never withheld life saving treatment from three innocent women. Kristen argues that she gave them the serum. Stefan complains that two of them are now dead, all because she couldn’t stand the fact that Brady and Chloe were together. Kristen argues that she and Brady have a daughter, so if he had a child, he would understand. Stefan responds that he understands Brady kicked her out and there’s no coming back from this one, especially if Marlena dies. Kristen asks if she’s just supposed to let Rachel go. Stefan says it’s her only option since Brady has full custody and any judge would see to it that she’s never allowed near Rachel. Kristen asks who the hell he thinks he is. Stefan declares that he’s the son of a bitch that she can’t control anymore. Stefan says he can’t even stand to look at her anymore and screams at her to get out of his sight so she leaves the room.

Rafe tells Steve that he recorded Kristen without permission or a warrant, so this would be an illegal search. Steve questions it being admissible if one of the parties consented it. Jada asks if that means Johnny knew he was recording. Steve calls it possible while Rafe argues that he can’t falsify evidence. Steve insists that the confession is real and suggests Rafe use it to pressure Kristen into pleading guilty. Rafe feels Kristen is too cagey for that. Steve suggests going to Melinda then. Rafe insists that he can’t do it because the law is the law. Jada interrupts and says she actually may have a loophole they can use.

Johnny tells Allie that he spent all that time trying to make that movie about Marlena’s life, but he picked the wrong thing to focus on. Johnny says he wrote a script about the worst thing to happen to her because he thought it would be scary or cool, but the Marlena Evans Story could’ve been about so many other things. Johnny gets a call from Rafe, who asks him to come to the police station as it’s pretty important. Johnny says he’ll be right there and hangs up. Allie asks if everything is okay. Johnny says he doesn’t know and that Rafe just asked him to come to the station. Johnny asks Allie if she’s sure she will be okay here. Allie admits she’s not but she has a lot of friends and family to lean on. Johnny hugs Allie and tells her that he loves her. Allie says she loves him too as Johnny then exits.

Brady tells John that what really bugs him about this is that he should’ve forced Kristen’s hand sooner since he knew Marlena and the others would eventually need another dose of the serum. Brady feels if he did something sooner, they would have got to the orchid in time. John encourages him not to second guess himself and points out that he and Eric did do something eventually. Brady credits Eric for coming up with the idea since he knew Rachel would be their best bargaining chip and that Kristen would do anything for her.

Kristen brings Rachel to the park where they sit on the bench with hot chocolate. Rachel asks about Kristen leaving the house since Brady said it was because she did bad things. Kristen tells Rachel that the reason she had to leave was because of Chloe. Rachel says she doesn’t like her. Kristen calls Chloe selfish and dangerous. Kristen adds that Chloe is the reason they can’t be together.

Chloe rejoins Stefan in the living room of the DiMera Mansion. Stefan brings her a glass of water. Chloe questions if she really threatened to murder Kristen with a fireplace poker. Chloe complains that Kristen was pretending to be innocent and taunting her, so she just lost it. Stefan understands Chloe was trying to take back her life. Chloe says there’s just something about Kristen that makes her lose all rational thought. Chloe asks if Stefan is freaked out. Stefan says he thought she was badass and noble. Stefan feels Chloe is justified after everything Kristen has put them through. Chloe asks if Stefan has spoken to Gabi and if they were able to get Dr. Rolf’s programming reversed.

Gabi returns to Li with a bucket of ice. Li tells her that he really appreciates it and she didn’t have to do this. Gabi then dumps the bucket on Li’s head instead. Gabi mocks Li thinking she was going to help him after everything he’s done to her.

Johnny goes to the police station. Rafe thanks him for coming. Johnny asks what’s going on. Rafe explains that Steve has some potential evidence, so they’d like him to hear it. Steve then plays the recording of Kristen confessing to Johnny. Johnny questions how he got that. Steve reveals that he planted a recording device because he couldn’t let Kristen get away with what she did and it was the only way to get justice for Kayla. Johnny says he understands and asks if they can use it to nail Kristen. Rafe says not exactly. Steve says that’s where Johnny comes in. Johnny doesn’t understand. Rafe explains that the recording was made without consent. Steve says that’s assuming Johnny didn’t know he planted the bug. Rafe wants to make sure that Johnny knows no one is asking him to lie. Johnny asks what he can do. Jada explains that Johnny heard Kristen say these things directly so it’s not hearsay. Johnny questions if they are asking him to testify in court against his aunt. Rafe says what they need is a sworn statement that he had a conversation with Kristen about the Orchid and that this is the conversation. Rafe says that should be enough to get an arrest warrant for Kristen. Steve asks if he’s willing to do that. Johnny says of course he will.

Stefan informs Chloe that he did speak to Gabi and he doesn’t think it will be so easy to undo what Dr. Rolf did as Li apparently sent him to parts unknown and not even the police have any leads. Chloe brings up Brady saying that Gabi thought Marlena might could help reverse it. Stefan complains that Gabi didn’t give a damn that Marlena is practically on her deathbed. Chloe remarks that when Gabi wants something, very little stands in her way. Chloe is sorry that Stefan hit a dead end. Stefan says he’s actually kind of relieved. Chloe brings up that Gabi said Stefan made up his mind that he wanted to be deprogrammed. Stefan says when he found out what Dr. Rolf did, he felt violated and wanted to get back to normal. Chloe asks if he means the guy who fell in love with Gabi. Stefan says when he just saw her, he was repulsed by her actions and the fact that she is so blinded by what she wants that she wouldn’t even think about what Marlena’s family is going through. Stefan declares that he can’t be with somebody like that. Stefan asks if Chloe wants to be back with Brady, now that she knows he dumped her because of Kristen’s blackmailing.

John tells Brady about how many regrets he has. Brady points out that Kayla and Kate are gone, so there’s no way to take that back. John says Marlena has no time to lose, so all his energy has to go in to getting her home, happy and healthy. Brady asks if there’s anything he can do. John says he’s doing it just by being here. Brady asks what the doctors are saying. John says they are just giving the best care they can, while he has every Black Patch agent trying to find Dr. Rolf and the Orchid. Brady guesses they are doing all they can do. John notes that there is one more thing. John and Brady then sit together to pray.

Li tells Gabi that he shouldn’t have expected her to help him after all the lies he told her. Gabi questions why he’s smiling. Li explains that what he’s been most afraid of is not that she’s angry at him, but that she didn’t care anymore and the passion was gone. Li says that she went to the Salem Inn to fill a bucket of ice to make him think she was going to help, only to dump it on his head. Li remarks that if that’s not passion, he doesn’t know what is. Gabi storms off in frustration.

Chloe informs Stefan that she did talk to Brady and he explained how he never stopped loving her and how it was torture when Kristen forced him to break up with her. Chloe confirms that Brady asked if she would take him back and if they could pick up where they left off. Stefan asks what she told him. Chloe responds that she told Brady that when he broke up with her, her heart was broken and she felt like her entire life was just falling apart while Stefan was there to help her put it back together again. Chloe says Stefan helped her heal and she developed real feelings for him. Stefan is glad to hear her say that. Chloe brings up that Gabi would say Stefan only cared about her because he was programmed to. Stefan says at first sure, but he’s not a machine and his feelings grow and change. Stefan assures that his feelings for her are very strong and real. Stefan calls Chloe the only one he wants to be with.

Steve thanks Johnny for doing this even though Kristen is his family. Johnny responds that Steve is family too and so was aunt Kayla. Steve assures that Kayla would be proud of him. Johnny hopes so and promises to do whatever he can to get justice for Kayla, even if it means sending his aunt Kristen to prison forever.

Stefan and Chloe are interrupted by the doorbell ringing. Stefan answers the door to see Rafe and Jada. Stefan asks what he can do for them. Rafe reveals they have a warrant for the arrest of Kristen DiMera. Stefan responds that he’s sorry but she’s not there. Jada asks where she is.

Kristen tells Rachel that she can’t see her anymore because Chloe told Brady to make her leave and go away. Rachel wants their family to be together. Kristen says she does too, but that’s not going to happen right now. Kristen tells Rachel that the two of them can be together, but they can’t stay here anymore. Kristen asks Rachel what she says about them leaving Salem together.

Allie rushes in to the chapel and tells John and Brady that they both have to come now as it’s about Marlena.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Brady talked to John in the hospital chapel. John told him he couldn’t believe Marlena was dying. Brady blamed himself for what was going on. John said he was in an impossible situation. Brady said he should have said something in the beginning. He apologized for not saying something sooner. John said he sacrificed his happiness to save the women the first time around. John said he and Marlena were meant to be together. He said their story isn’t over yet. Brady said he loved her like a mother. John said he knew. John said Kristen knew and that was why she used that to her advantage. He said she knew Brady would do anything for Marlena. Brady said Marlena would have done the same thing for him. Li told Stefan to apologize to Gabi. Stefan said he was sorry that she was a snake who only cared about herself. Li punched him. Stefan yelled at Li for brainwashing him. He told Gabi he would have hated her on his own. Stefan said Li and Gabi deserved each other. When Stefan left, Li told Gabi Stefan was wrong to talk to her the way he did. He asked why Stefan was so mad. She told him she wanted Marlena to reverse the brainwashing. He asked if Marlena was sick. She defended herself about why she wanted Marlena to reverse the brainwashing. He understood why she wanted to do it. He said she didn’t deserve Stefan’s anger. She said she wasn’t going to let him be nice to her when he was the reason why she was in this situation.

Li tried to reach out to Gabi. She took her hand away. She noticed his hand and thought he might have needed to get it checked. He said it was worth it. She said no one asked him to defend her. He said no one had to ask him. She went to get him some ice. She came back with a bucket of ice. He said it meant a lot to him. She dumped the bucket over his head. She said she couldn’t believe he thought she would be nice to him after what he did. He said he wasn’t worried about her being angry with him. He was worried about her not caring anymore. He thought the passion was gone, but he saw that it wasn’t. She ran away from him. At the police station, Rafe and Jada talk about not being able to find Rolf. Steve came in and said he should arrest his accomplice. Rafe said they didn’t have any evidence incriminating her. Steve played the recording of her confession. Steve told them how he got the confession. Rafe said the recording was inadmissible. Jada said she might know a loophole they might be able to use. Kristen tried to make Chloe leave. Chloe yelled at her for brainwashing Stefan. She also blamed Kristen for what happened to Kate and Kayla. Kristen said she didn’t know what she was talking about. Chloe said she wouldn’t let her gaslight her. Kristen tried to get rid of Chloe again, but Chloe grabbed a fire poker. Stefan walked in and tried to stop Chloe from using the poker. Chloe put the poker down and left the room. Kristen thanked him for saving her life. He said he should use the poker himself. They ended up arguing over what she did. He told her there was no going back to Brady if Marlena died. She asked if she was supposed to let Rachel go. He said she didn’t have any other option. He said Brady had custody of Rachel. He said any judge will see that she shouldn’t be around Rachel. He said he couldn’t stand being around her. He wanted her to get out of his sight. Rafe called Johnny and asked him to come to the police station. Johnny showed up. Rafe played Kristen’s confession for him. Jada said Johnny heard the confession directly which meant it wasn’t hearsay. Rafe said they needed a sworn statement that he had a conversation with Kristen about the orchid and that it was the one on the recording. He said that should be enough to get a warrant. Steve asked Johnny if he was willing to do that. Johnny said he would.

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 Well, well, well, if it isn’t exactly the person I wanted to see, Mel, I can’t say the same. Haven’t I stack Valley? Not, not so quick. Kristen, you and I need to talk about how you try to steal my life. God, no. After everything that Kristen has done, I can’t believe I loved her. How the hell am I supposed to face Roman and Steve?

Hey, hey, none of this, none of this is your fault. You know that, right? This is Kristen. Kristen is the reason that they lost their, their wife’s. Yeah. And now I’m afraid that my dad is gonna join him. Hey, grandpa. John is gonna find a way to save grandma somehow. Yeah, I’m gonna check on him. I think you went to the chapel to to pray.

Ah, tell em I’m praying for too. I will. Thank you. Yeah,

that was Indonesian authorities still no sign off. They’ve searched every inch of his secret lab and every Dememer property in the region, but he’s in the wind. Has a mastermind at disappearing this time. He had the help of my new brother-in-law. You can’t talk to her like that. You owe the lady an apology.

You’re right, Lee. I’m sorry. Gabby, I’m sorry that you’re nothing but a cold bottom feeding snake who only gives a damn about yourself. What did you say? Okay, that’s enough.

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Well guess we’re even. What does that mean? It means that Lee here must have gotten his ego bruised when I knocked him on his ass earlier. Really? This isn’t about what you did to me. This is about what you did to Gabby . What? What I did to Gabby. Suddenly, you’re the hero of this story. What you come riding to arrest?

Because they said a couple of mean things. You who lied to? Who rewired my brain so that I would hate her. You know, the funny thing is you probably didn’t need to do any of that because considering who Gabby is, I probably would’ve ended up hating her on my own. Save it. You two deserve each other.

Are you all right? I’m fine. He’s wrong about you, Gabby. I know who you really are.

I promised Gabby that I was gonna make Lee pay for what he did. Without Ralph corroborating her story about Stephan’s brainwashing, there’s not enough evidence to prosecute El. He gets away with it. Why don’t you arrest his accomplice? Kristin Damara instead.

And I’m really quite busy and not in the mood for this. You know what? I don’t give a damn. We have a lot to catch up on. Ah, hard pass. Uh, where do I begin? How about you Blackmailing Brady into dumping me, threatening the people that he loves so that you could move into his home. And let’s not forget about you having your own brother, Stephan Brainwashed.

So he would distract me away from Brady. You know, maybe you could put this in a strongly worded email. God, it’s so much better saying it to your face. Oh God. Are you done? Done? Yeah, done. No, I’m just getting started. Oh, kitty. Because none of that compares to what you did to Kate and Kayla, thanks to you hiding that orchid.

Two innocent women are. And your original bargaining chip, Marlena, that poor woman is barely clinging to life. So what do you have to say about any of this? I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Death.

I’m so, I’m sorry to interrupt.

Something happened to. No, no, there’s, uh, there’s no change. I, I, I just wanted to check up on you.

How are you guys? How you doing? You holding up?

Come on. I’m okay, man. Yeah.

Oh, I’m not good kid. I can’t believe that I’m

Allie. Hey. How’s grandma? The same. Will and Eric are in there with her now. I didn’t wanna leave the room, but she’s only allowed two visitors at a time. Well, I’m sure they’ll, uh, they’ll let us know if anything changes. Yeah. Hey, okay,

Johnny, what are we gonna do if she doesn’t get better? I mean, what are we supposed to do without her?

I’m so sorry.

We’re No, I mean, it’s my fault. It’s my fault she’s in that hospital. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Just for for months. I, I, I let Kristen hold that’s serum over my head. I didn’t say a damn word. Son. You were in an impossible situation. Dad. I, I made the wrong choice. You knew you tried to help me. You, you, you, you knew that there.

There was something I was hiding. There was a reason why I let Kristen inside the house. You knew it’s only cause it didn’t seem like you to change your mind about her. So suddenly I wanted to tell you the truth. So many times. So many times. I know that I keep thinking about the time when I found you going through all her stuff.

Yeah, that was, that was the day. That was the day I almost told you everything. Yeah, I know. And then she walked in. I’m telling you kid, it was like, she just just sucked the life right outta you. I caved. We caved to her threats over and over and over again. I just thinking to myself, I should, I should have, I should have just told you.

I should have told you what I knew about Kristen having you Orchid. I should have taken the risk, but I didn’t. But now we’re in this position. Kate and Kale are gone. Kristen should be locked up. Maybe that’s where we would be, but I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.

So you’re just gonna act like, I don’t know what you did. Is that how we’re playing this ? Honestly, Chloe, I have no idea what you’re talking about. I mean, what great stories you made of such an imagination. Brady told me everything. How you blackmailed him into threatening to withhold the treatment. How you had him on the hook this entire time until he had no choice but to take Rachel.

It was only then that you finally agreed to bring him the orchid. Okay. I really don’t know what to say. I mean, none of this sounds familiar. No, no. You did not get to do that. You did not get to act like none of it happened. Yes, none of it did happen. Honey, my God. You are starting to come unhinged.

Sweetheart. I know you do not get to gaslight me. You do not get to upend my entire life and cause death and destruction, and then pretend like it never happened. Well, you know what? Again, I don’t know what to tell you, but it is time for you to do it. The rope, don’t touch me.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. What you gonna do, Chloe? Kill me. You know what? I just might.

Kristen is a murder. I understand. I know you blame her for Kate and Kayla’s deaths. She’s the reason they’re gone. She had that orchid. She had a chance to save them, and she chose not to. Steve. I am as disgusted by what she did as anyone, but I can’t arrest her. Why not? Because everything we know about what Kristen did is secondhand.

We have no direct evidence from her. No confession from her or her accomplices. Actually we do.

Look, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t wanna hurt Marlena or the other women. I swear to you.

Look, I will admit I hate the orchid. Knowing that these women would need more doses of the serum, sounds like a confession.

So, where’d you get that recording? I acquired it myself. Planted a bug in the demer, matched in you and Kristen just admitted everything. Well, not directly to me. I knew she would never admit what she did, and while I was there, I might have, uh, caused a slight distraction. And do I want to know what? It was better that you don’t ask.

Right. So you planted a bug while she was distracted. Yeah. And sure enough, as soon as I left, she spilled everything to her nephew, Johnny. So she’s talking to Johnny on that recording. That’s right. And now we’ve got a confession straight from the horse’s. Well, that’s great. That’s great. This just confirms everything that we believed about Kristen and the orchid.

There is just one problem. We can’t use it.

I keep thinking, I’m so grateful that Grandma Kate and I were on good terms in the end, and I was so upset with her for keeping quiet about my dad. Kidnapping mom. Yeah. How were you able to get past. I just realized that she wasn’t trying to hurt me. She was protecting my dad, and I’m so grateful that I got past it because I was able to tell her that I forgive her and I love her.

You know, if I, if I hadn’t been able to tell her that, Hey, hey, hey, hey. She knew. She always knew, just like Grandma Marlena knows how much we love her, but Johnny, it’s not enough. I don’t wanna just remember what we had, I want, I want it to go on, you know, I wanna make new memories. I want more.

I was, I was in constant fear that if I told you about what Kristen was doing, that she would just, she would just destroy the flower. The orchid and she would let them all get sick again. But hell, it happened Anyway. It happened and it’s all on me. It’s on my head because I, I didn’t have the guts to come and tell you, Don, stop.

That’s, that’s the deal. Stop right there and listen to me. You listened to me. I’m listening. You got nothing to apologize for. Kristin was, was threatening Marlena’s life. If you would’ve told me who knows what she would’ve. Maybe you and I could have figured out something together though. That’s why I should Maybe, maybe.

What if she was watching? Well, I don’t know. What if she got surveillance or cameras on the house? You know how resourceful she is? If you No, that’s, you’re the one that’s, you are the reason Doc Kate and Kayla survived the first time. You sacrificed your happiness for them. If you didn’t make that sacrifice, they wouldn’t have gotten the treatment and we would’ve lost them months ago.

You are the only reason Kristin didn’t let Marla die.

Admit it. Admit that you let them. Come on, put the poker down. Chloe. We both know that you’re not going to kill anyone. Really. Really? I’ve done it before. Don’t underestimate me, Chloe. The hell are you doing? Doing what I should have done years ago. Take my life back. She’s lost her mind. Shut up. She’s acting like nothing happened.

Like we don’t all know that she’s a murderer. We don’t. Why not? Because no matter what Kristen has done, and we both know she’s done some terrible things, that poker is not the answer. He’s right. You know, you shut your mouth. Okay, Chloe, think about this. Think about your son. You have too much to live for you.

Do you say you wanna take your life back? This is not the way to do it.

I, I need, I need.

Oh, Stephan, thank you. Thank God you came when you did. Oh, thank me. You’re lucky I don’t use Sonny myself. I should go. Wait. Why was Stefan so angry at you? I thought you convinced him to get his programmer first. I thought so too. So what happened? We couldn’t find Ralph. Okay? And then I had this idea that maybe Marlina could reverse it somehow.

So I went over to the hospital to ask for help. Isn’t she very sick? I I wasn’t asking her to go clubbing. I was asking for her help. This is what she does. She helps people. And you know what? I could, I could argue that by asking her, it was giving her purpose and, and hope. I know your intentions were good, Gabby.

You’re a passionate person. You go after what you want. Stephan had no right to lash out at you like. You don’t deserve that. Well, this isn’t about what I deserve. What is it about now? Sorry. No. What? Nope, nope, no, to you. Defending me, comforting me, telling me I’m a good, passionate person, and that Stephan is, is treating me the wrong way.

Well, he’s treating me this way because of what you did to. Gabby, wait. Oh. Oh, wow.

I keep thinking about how many times Grandma Marlina helped me save me. Really, like when I started to remember what happened in London. I mean, there’s no way that I could have gotten through remembering what Charlie did to me if it wasn’t for her. Yeah, I know she used, uh, hypnosis to help you recover your memories from that night.

Yeah, but I mean, it wasn’t the hypnosis, it was just her being there, you know, making me feel so safe and so loved. Like it was, it was really her strength that got me there. It gave me the courage to remember, it’s her love and her strength that allowed me to accept what happened to me. And then she helped you.

I really don’t think I would’ve been able to rebuild my life if it wasn’t for her. Be a good mom to Henry, start my own business. Yeah, man. She has done that for so many people in our family, in our town. Well, we, we got to call her grandma, but to everyone else, she was a friend. A. My hero.

I just hope that, uh, while she’s lying there in that bed, she can feel all the love of, of everyone whose life she’s touched.

See, I’m not upset with the choices you made. In fact, I am. I am grateful. For what you did GR doc, I mean, son, you gave up the woman you love for her. Yeah, but she’s your life dad. You know how hard it is for me to, to, to see you like this, afraid that you’re going, that’s not gonna happen. You, you said earlier that Yeah, yeah.

I know. You cut me in a moment of weakness here. You’re your stepmother. She’s a fighter and she’s got more fight in her than. Our story is far from over. Trust me. I trust you. I believe that

speaking of our story, I, I’ve been doing nothing but thinking about our lives together as a family, , and I’ve, I’ve been, I’ve been thinking about all the crap that I gave Marla back in the day when I was a kid. You butted heads now and then. Now, and then . Really? Now, and then, all right. You were a handful.

Yeah.

How if that matters, now does, it doesn’t, I don’t even think I gotta tell you this, but you know that I love her like my mom. Right? I know that. That’s why Kristen threatened. She knew that you would do anything. Well, she would’ve done the same thing for

what’s wrong. It’s nothing. What did you hurt your hand punching step? It’s, it’s fine. It. All right, let me see it. Lemme see it. Your knuckles look bad. Might need an x-ray. He’s got a hard head. Tell me about it. Luckily you’re not a surgeon or a piano player, so you’ll be able to sign a mayor paperwork.

You’re assuming I still have a job there. Oh, you’ll find work. Can you make a fist?

It was worth it. I’m glad you think so. You know, nobody asked you to defend my. Nobody had to. I’ll just go get some ice. That’s fine. Stay here. I’ll get it.

So you gonna gaslight me now too? Tell me you weren’t part of this scheme to monkey with my brain. Nah, I was just playing with Chloe. You and I are family. We can speak honestly with each other. Right? Well, I can honestly say if Chloe used this on you, you would’ve deserved it. Wow. So now you are here to take revenge on me too.

Oh, I think I’m entitled, don’t you? After everything you did to me also, you could hold on to Brady. Oh, I’m sure. If we thought really hard, we could come up with many things you’ve done in the name of love. I have never withheld lifesaving medical treatment for three innocent women. Okay. I gave them the Sierra, and yet two of them are dead.

All because you couldn’t stand the fact that Chloe and Brady were together. Brady and I share a daughter. A daughter. They kept from me. Now, if you had a child, you would understand, from what I understand, Brady’s kicked you out and there is no coming back from this one. Especially not if Marlena dies. So I’m just supposed to let Rachel go.

Seems like your only option. Brady has full custody and any judge worth his soul will see too. You’re not allowed near that little girl, and if there’s any justice, you never will be.

Who the hell do you think you are? I’m the son of a bitch you can’t control anymore. I can’t even stand and look at you. Get outta my sight.

Get out.

So you recorded this without Kristen’s permission. There was kind of the point. We don’t have any kind of warrant for a listening device at that the mayor mentioned. You know, as well as I do, this constitutes an illegal search. Isn’t a recording considered admissible in this state? If one of the parties gives consent?

Are you saying that Johnny was aware that you planted the bug when he got Kristen to confess? Steve, it’s possible and I bet if you went to him right now and explain the situation, no, it does not work that way. I can’t falsify evidence. This confession is real. Ray, why don’t you use it to pressure Kristen into pleading guilty?

No, she’s too cagey for that. Okay, then go to the da. She’s never been shy about bending the rules. There must be some backdoor to getting this confession into evidence. Steve, I can’t do it. The law is the law. Actually. I may have a loophole we can use.

Hey, you know what’s funny is I spent all that time trying to make that movie about grandma’s life. I picked the wrong thing to focus on. I wrote a script about the. Worst stuff that ever happened to her, cuz I thought it’d be, I don’t know, scary or cool. People would wanna watch it. Yeah. Well you got the scary part, right?

I mean, we both know that from experience. Yeah, yeah, I know. But, but the Marlene Heavens story could have been about so many other things. The story of a woman who changed the world, who witnessed tragedy, who suffered heartbreak, and never let it change. Now the story of an icon. I watched that movie. Uh

uh Rafe. What’s up? Hey Johnny, are you available to come down to the station right now? Yeah, pretty. I. Sure. Yeah, I’ll be right there.

Is everything okay? I don’t know. Uh, RA just asked me to go down to the station. I told him I would, but I No, go ahead. You sure you’re gonna be okay here? No, but a lot of people love grandma and, um, I have a lot of friends and family I can lean on. Right.

I love you. I love you.

You know what really bugs me about this whole thing though. I should have forced Kristen’s hands sooner. You still can’t blame yourself for that. I knew. I knew that Marlene and the others, that they were gonna need another dose of the serum. Eventually, if I’d have done something sooner, we would’ve gotten to the orchid in time, you know?

And I didn’t do, you know, second guessing yourself isn’t gonna do anybody and could besides you did do something, you and your brother that was, that was Eric’s idea. He knew that Rachel would be our best bargaining. And that Kristen would do anything.

Oh my goodness. Here we go. This is the best hot chapter ever. Mommy. Oh, well I told you I was gonna be taking you somewhere fun, didn’t I? The daddy said, Nora Jane’s mom was supposed to pick me up from school. Why’d you come instead? Well, your daddy has had you all to himself for the past few days and uh, I wanted quality time with my best girl.

why’d you leave the house? Daddy said it was because you did bad things. Is that what daddy said?

Well, sweetheart, you’re a big girl now, and I can be honest with you.

The reason that I had to leave was because of Chloe. I don’t like her. I I know sweetheart. I know I don’t like her either. She’s selfish and dangerous, but she is the reason. Why we can’t be together. Thought you could use this. Thanks. Did I just threaten to murder Kristen with a fireplace poker? You did? I don’t know.

It’s just she was pretending like she’s innocent and then taunting me and I just lost it. What was I thinking? Well, you said you were trying to take back your. by murdering someone maybe not the most effective strategy. God, there’s just something about that woman. Every time I’m near her, I just lose all capability of rational thought.

Are you freaked out? Are you kidding? When I walked in here and saw you wielding that poker, I thought it was, please don’t say sexy or something equally weird. No, I was actually going to say Badass Noble. After everything Kristen has put you through, you are more than justified to take up arms, but she’s put us both through.

Speaking of, have you spoken to Gabby? Were you able to get Ralph’s programming reversed? Hi, asked you this for some mice and she let me fill up the book. I really appreciate it. It means a lot. You, you didn’t have to do this. Mm-hmm. , what the hell? Oh, you thought I was gonna help you, didn’t you? After everything that you’ve done to me.

Hey, John, Johnny. Hey, thanks for calling Matt. Yeah, yeah, of course. Well, what’s. Uh, well, Steve has some potential evidence and uh, we’d like you to hear it. Okay.

Look, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t wanna hurt Marna or the other women. I swear to you.

Look, I will admit I hid the organ knowing that these women would need more doses of the. But I wasn’t gonna withhold it if they got sick. I swear to you, I never wanted those women dead. Yeah, maybe not. But that’s what happened. How’d you get that when you interrupted Kristen and me at the mansion earlier?

You planted a recording device. I couldn’t let Kristen get away with what she did. She had that orchid and she let them die. It was the only way to get justice for. I understand. So what I mean, this means you guys can use the recording to nail Kristen. No, not exactly. That’s where you come in. I don’t understand.

Technically this recording is inadmissible in a court of law was made without either person’s consent. Assuming you didn’t know about the bugeye plant, Steve, well maybe you saw me. We don’t know. I just wanna make sure that no one is asking you to lie here and you know that, okay, so, so what does that mean?

What, what can I do you heard Kristen say these things directly? That means is not hearsay.

Are you asking me to testify in court against my aunt? No. No. Exactly. What we need is a sworn statement from you. That you had a conversation with Kristen about the orchid and that this is the conversation and well, that should be enough to get an arrest warrant for her. You willing to do that? Of course, I’ll do it.

I did speak to Gabby. And I don’t think it’s gonna be so easy to undo what Rolf did. Apparently Lee sent Dr. Rolf to parts unknown. Not even the cops have any leads. Ugh. Well, Brady said that Gabby thinks that maybe Marlena could have it reversed. Ilene is practically on her deathbed. You think Gabby gave a damn about that?

Well, you know Gabby, when she wants something very little stands in her way. I’ve noticed that too. I’m sorry. You’ve hit a dead end. Actually, I’m kind of relieved really. Gabby said that you’d made up your mind that you wanted to be deprogrammed. I did, man. When I found proof of what Rolf had done to my brain, I, I felt violated.

I wanted to get back to normal. Normal meaning the guy who fell in love with Gabby. Except when I just saw her, I was only repulsed. Well, that could be because Ralph’s commands are still in your head. No, I was repulsed by her actions today. The fact that she’s so blinded by what she wants, that she didn’t even take a second to think about what Marlena’s family was going through.

Can’t be with somebody.

What about you? What about me?

Now that you know, I’m Brady dumped you because of Kristen’s blackmailing, does that mean you wanna be back with him?

No. We can spend the rest of our lives playing Monday morning. Quarterback,

do you have any idea how many regrets I have a number of things I wish that I could take back if I Sure, sure.

But Kate and Kayla, they’re gone. Dad, there’s no way to take that back. No.

And Doc doesn’t have any time to lose. That’s why all my energy right now has to go into just getting her home happy and healthy. Is there any, is there anything that I can do? You’re doing everything just by being here, kid

What the doctors saying anyway, what’s what they say? They’re just giving her the best care they can. While I’ve got every Black patch agent out there trying to find that damn Dr. Roth on that lifesaving orchid,

then there’s, we’re doing all we can do right.

You’re right. I shouldn’t have expected you to help me. Not after all the lies. I told you that. Why are you smiling ? Sorry. It’s, it’s just. The thing I’ve been the most afraid of isn’t that you’re angry at me. It was that you didn’t care anymore, but the passion was gone. But you went to the Salem in filled a bucket with ice just so you could make me think you were going to help only to dump it on my head.

That’s not passion. I don’t know what is.

I did talk to Brady. He explained how he never stopped loving me and how it was torture when Kristen forced him to end our relationship. He asked if I would take him back, if we could pick up where we left. And what’d you tell him? I told him that when he broke up with me, my heart was broken. I felt like my entire life was just falling apart.

And then you were there and you, you helped me put it back together again. You helped me heal and. I developed feelings for you. Real feelings. I’m glad to hear you say that. Well, Gabby would say that you only care about me because you were programmed too at first. Sure. But I am not a machine. My feelings can grow.

They can change. And my feelings for you are very strong and real, too.

Chloe, you’re the only one I wanna be.

Thanks. I want to thank you for doing this, Johnny. I know Kristen’s your family. Hey, you’re family too. And so was aunt.

She’d be proud of you right now. I hope so. I, I want you to know I will do whatever I can to get justice for her, even if it means sending my aunt Kristin to prison forever.

And Carol’s off today. Which means I’m getting that.

Ah, morning Stephan Detective Commissioner. What can I do for you? Well, we have a warrant for the arrest of Kristen Damira. Sorry, she’s not here. Where is she?

So I can’t see you anymore because of Chloe. Yeah, that’s right. She told you daddy to make me leave and go away. I want a family to be together. I know you do, sweetheart. So do I. But that’s not gonna happen right now. But you know what? The two of us can be together. Just me and you. Mm-hmm. like two peas in a pod.

Only if we are together, we can’t stay here anymore. So what do you say? We love this hot cocoa. And leave SE alone together.

Grandpa, what is it? What’s wrong? You both have to come. Right now it’s from Marlena.

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Could your grandma Marlan is hanging in there buddy? She’s got a lot of good doctors around her trying to do everything they can to help. Hey, I, I know you’re scared, Tate. I, um, you just gotta think good thoughts, buddy. That’s, that’s what she needs right now. And I appreciate you calling and checking on everyone.

Sweet of you.

Bye son. Oh God. Brady, Gabby. What? What? What’s wrong? I need to see Marlene now.

Father, of course, I’m not proud of what I’ve done, but I won’t go down for anything. The police can’t prove that I was working with Dr. Rolf and that’s how it’s gonna stay. You don’t have to worry about that either. I position as ej Dara’s second in command is completely intact. Yes, I’m aware. I made an enemy of his brother Stephan.

Arrest assured I can handle him.

I have to go. That might be Gabby.

Harold, can you get that?

It’s time for you to answer for what you did to Kayla.

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Hey,

what, uh, what brings you by? I’m just invited to make something up for breakfast. I thought you’d be at the hospital. Yeah, I, I was, uh, I was there all night. Um, I just, I, I, I came by to check on my grandpa Roman. I’m sure he appreciated that. Can’t losing. His wife and his sister on the same day. It’s unimaginable.

How are you doing? Ah, I’m, I’m okay. You don’t look okay. I mean, clearly you haven’t slept once. Last a. I, I, I don’t remember.

It’s green that you wanna be there for your family. You have to take care of yourself too. Yeah,

I know. I know. I just, uh, I can’t stop thinking about my grandma, Marna. Well, what are the doctors saying? Has she made any improvement?

Gabby, my lane is in critical condition. Okay. Visitation is strictly limited. This is urgent. Everything depends on it. I don’t understand. Come on. Do I have to spell it out for you? Brady? You were at my wedding when I remembered that Lee brainwashed Stephan into hating me, and, and Stefan wants it undone.

Rolf is Mia a and I need somebody else, namely the renowned Dr. Marlena Evans to make it. So this is about your love life. Are you out of your freaking mind?

You know, this might sound crazy, but I’m glad you’re here. We have a lot to discuss. Clearly you’re angry, which is completely understandable, but I’m confident we can be adults about this. Let’s just have a conversation and hash this out a conversation. Uh, I don’t think so.

I didn’t know you guys were getting in so early I would’ve picked you up. No, no, it’s fine. Airport Ron. Morning rush. You didn’t need that. On top of everything else, I’m just so glad you’re both here. Papa really needs us now. Where’s he? He got up early and went out. I think he needed some time alone. Steve, you don’t wanna do this, I feel for you.

I really do, and I am so sorry for. Sorry. Sorry. Won’t bring my wife back. You knew those women would need boosters to survive and you said nothing. Okay. Just take it easy. Selfish, pathetic, psycho. You couldn’t get Brady to love you, so you decided to blackmail them. You held three lives over his. Meanwhile, that virus was ticking away.

But you didn’t care, did you? No, I did care. Oh, you didn’t care. The only person you cared about was yourself.

If you weren’t so cold blooded at the Ranged, you know, Marlena would be home right now. Kate would be alive, my wife would be alive. Took away the love of my. The mother of my children, then now you need to pay.

I’ve never seen Papa like this before. His instinct as a father, as a pi, you know, is to solve it. Find the solution that’ll make everything okay again. But he can’t this time. We gotta take that stress off him, let him know we’re gonna be okay, and we have to take care of him too. We. Starting the minute he walks through that door.

Look, guys, I, I’m here for that a thousand percent, but while he is out, I need, I need to go see my mom. I’m all, she has left and I can’t turn my back on her. Of course. Thanks. Uh, I won’t be long.

What’s this? A note from mom. Be careful with it. Okay, Steph. Sorry. It’s just she wrote that the day that she, those are her last words to me. Hey, what do you mean? I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to her. Someone robbed me of that.

My grandma, Marlene is not saying goodbye yet. She’s, uh, . She’s, she’s fighting with everything she has and she will win. I mean, this is a woman who beat the devil twice. Yeah. Yeah. But, uh, Wendy, this is, this is bad. This is a deadly disease that they don’t know how to treat. I mean, her doctors are, Obviously, but it’s all experimental.

You know, they’re just, it’s like just throwing everything at it and hoping something works well, something will.

Yeah. That’s what I’m praying for.

Look, I, I wish I could stay and talk more, but I, I really gotta go, go be with your family. Uh oh. Uh, The last time I saw you, you were headed over to Gabby’s, talked to her about giving Lee a second chance. How’d that go? Yeah. Stephan got there before I did. Oh, no. So what he told her that we knew about the brainwashing before the wedding.

E. Yep. So she tore into me and then throw me out. At least should try. Right. But like I told, He and Gabby getting back together, it’s not gonna happen. There’s only one person she wants to be with now.

Ah, , guess I deserve that. Although violence doesn’t seem like stopped, it’s not other way. We’ll say. Connecting with your glass jaw was extremely satisfying. Uh,

relax, pal. I’m not gonna hit you again.

Hello. It is tempting. It’s not every day you find out you were brainwashed.

If you tell anyone who said this, I will deny, deny, deny, but I’m sorry. I know it’s no excuse, but I was desperate. I was desperately in love with Gabby and terrified I would lose her in love. Will have you do some pretty crazy things. In your case, it wasn’t just brainwashing, it was attempted murder.

Do you know that you turned off the machines keeping me alive? You’re damn right. I know.

You know, suddenly I’m thinking maybe one punch wasn’t.

This isn’t about me or my love life. This is about Stephan. I’m sorry to disappoint you, Gabby, but Stephan is not a priority right now. Really, I’m surprised with everything your father’s gone through. You have no compassion for a brainwashed man. Lee took away Stephan’s free will. His ability to, to decide what he feels and he wants it undone.

He wants his mind to be right again. He needs help and I know Marlena would wanna help him. And Gavin, you, you, you know what Marlena wants? She wants not to die. Just like the two women for her who had the disease did. I don’t see the harm in just letting me ask her. I can’t, I can’t flip you serious right now.

She’s hanging on by. She needs every ounce of energy she can possibly muster. Just to stay conscious, you want to just skip the whole death door thing and and book a session with her. You just stop to think how insane that is right now that you’re thinking that, Brady, you need to think about this.

Because Stephan wasn’t just programmed to hate me. He was programmed to love Chloe. So once he’s back to normal, she’s gonna be available again. More unbelievable. I’m sorry, I thought that was gonna make this urgent for you too, but apparently you don’t love Chloe anymore. Of course. I love.

Oh my. I trip . Oh, I’m so happy to see you. . When did you get in? I just said a little while ago. So sorry about your stepmother. I know you two are really close. Thanks. None of us ever imagined that she could relapse, let alone, uh, I just wish I’d been here anyway. Uh, how are you? How are, how are you doing? I’m okay.

Yeah. I heard, uh, some stuff about your brother. I wasn’t really sure if it was true. It seemed pretty out there. Ah, it’s, hmm. Sorry. That sounds rough. Oh, you’d learned one lesson. Stay the hell out of other people’s lives. Hey, what’s going on? Nothing. Gabby and I are just, uh, talking about nothing important.

Lease not to. . Okay. Well I was just here to check on Marlene and see if there’s anything I can do. No, it’s good that someone is here for the right reasons. Am I missing something? Just a wild display of selfishness on Gabby’s part. It’s actually the opposite of selfish. I’m trying to help somebody to care about, she wants Stephan back.

No, shocker. But she thinks the way to do that is to go bug Marlena right now. And that’s not gonna happen. What? You know, forget it. I, I’m leaving. Okay. Chloe, just a heads up. Stephan wants to be the programmed and I will make it happen. So it’s not a question of if he walks away from you, but when Wow, you’re awfully confident.

Yeah, true love always wins.

You’re not gonna deny it, are you? Ah, I pulled the plug. Still can’t believe it. Look, if her, both of us, your sister showed up when she did. Otherwise I’d be dead. Look, you have to understand I wasn’t in my right mind. All I could think was if you came back, the woman I loved would no longer be mine. And as I said before, it’s not an excuse.

I know what I did was reprehensible, but it was a moment of mad. I’m no murderer. Hmm. So you’re going with temporary insanity. That’s what it was. I swear and I regret it. All of it. I mean that s Stephan, I wish there was something I could do to make it up to you. There is Marlena Evans is in the hospital dying of a terrible disease and I need to reverse what was done to.

And there’s one person who can do both. Who? Dr. Rolf, you wanna make up for what you’ve done? You’re gonna help me find him. Sorry, I have no idea where Rolf is. Maybe you should ask your sister. You’re scaring me, Steve. Oh, look. I would’ve done anything to help this woman. I swear to you. We’re going. You swear.

I swear. You do. I do. Really? And why didn’t you come to us with that orchid so we could have made more serum to save their lives? I’ll tell you why. Because you would’ve lost your leverage over Brady. Stop, please. Spiteful bitch. Bitch, you that orchid wasn’t even stolen. I bet you have it hidden somewhere waiting for Marlena to die.

But you love having that power, don’t you? Power to take lives. Guess who has that power? Now? You have made so many innocent people suffer. Now it’s your turn. I want you to think about your family, your. Knowing it’s about to slip away, excuse me.

Please don’t do anything you’re gonna regret, please. Oh,

Alex turned off your phone. That is so unbelievably wrong. I know. I could have been with mom, I could have been comforting her. I could. Holding her hand, telling her how much I love her.

She gave me this when she was sick the first time around. Yeah, I remember It’s Grandma Caroline’s.

I told her I’d give it back to her as soon as she got better, but I didn’t. How much more thoughtless could I be? No, Steph. She gave me this beautiful, generous gesture, and I told her I would do something for her in return, and I just forgot. Once mom got better, I, I took it for granted that she’d stay that way.

Maybe she thinks that’s why I wasn’t there in the end, because I was being so casual and cavalier about it all. I assumed since she got better, once she’d get better again, so it blew her off. Steph. Hey, look at me. Mom would never think that it’s not your fault. You weren’t there. It’s Alex’s God. I never should have gotten involved with him.

Yeah, I was surprised you did. Honestly, after that last guy, I mean, you just said you weren’t ready to get involved with anyone yet. And I wasn’t, and I told Alex numerous times that I, I wasn’t interested in him and that I didn’t wanna date anybody that I worked. So then what happened? He wore me down. I guess he was just so damn persistent.

I decided to give it a shot. Look where that got me. How does that feel? How do you think Kayla felt when she took her last breath? Well, Steve Scott, stop.

Why would Chris know where Rolf is? She employed him for years, but you set him up in Jakarta. It makes sense. That you would move him when things got hot. I can see why you’d think that, but I was surprised as anyone to learn he’d taken off. Must have been a huge relief that he was gone by the time a Indonesian authority showed up.

Huh? Wouldn’t want him flipping on you. You know, I bet I could tear this entire room to shreds and not find a single piece of evidence linking you to Roth. I’m telling you, I don’t know where he is and you’re not in contact. No, obviously you got spooked and went off the grid. If I, if I knew anything, anything at all, I’d tell you, but I don’t, you believe me.

Right. I’ll put it this way. If I find out that you were lying, that punch you just got or feel like a pat on the back compared to what’s coming your way.

You’re gonna want to clear out your desk at Dara. That’s not your call. Ejs the only one who can fire me. You think ejs gonna let you stay on after what you’ve done? Nothing is more important to EJ Dara than family. Nothing.

Nothing more important than covered his own ass.

Rolf, it’s me. So Gabby wants Marlena to undo what Rolf did to step him. She actually thought she could just sail into Marlena’s room and just make her. I mean, I, I shot her down. That’s why she was nastier than usual. Oh, well, she was reason to be nastier to me than usual since I’m with the love of her life.

Yeah. It’s hard to forget. I’m sorry, Brady, that came out the wrong way. It’s, it’s okay. You came here to see Marlina. Yeah. But I know that you’re going through a lot right now too, so I wanted to check on you. I appreciate that. I mean, I mean, does that mean you ? No, uh, sorry, I, I’m not gonna make a fool outta myself.

No, no. Brady, you were never full, and I’m assuming that you wanted to ask me if I had changed my mind about you.

So I’m guessing things with Alex got serious pretty quickly. And that’s why what he did hurts so much. But whatever pain he’s caused me seems so small compared to, it feels wrong to even talk about it. It’s probably because the person you normally talk to about these kinds of things, he’s gone.

She was our rock.

And not to judge dad, but wasn’t always there. Mom was the constant.

Now we have to find a way to be okay without her hop a will too.

It’s just us now.

Damn it. What the hell are you trying to do? Do you, do you, do you want to go to prison? Johnny, listen. You, you need to stay away from Kristen.

Hey. Hey. Just try to catch your breath.

Alright. Hell with. She deserved it. You need to go. Are you defending her after what she did now? Okay, go ahead. You take care of the monster. Who killed your aunt Kayla and Kate. Don’t you forget your grandmother might be next.

Thank you. Thank you. You’re saving my life and I didn’t do it for you. I did it for Steve.

So how’s your dad? Uh, I haven’t actually seen him yet. Uh, he wasn’t home when Joey and I got there, so I thought I’d come by and see Roman and pay my respects. Uh, do you know if he’s around? Yeah. Johnny Damara was just here a little while ago to check up on him. It’s like the saddest trip to Salem ever.

From here. I’m going to baby to see my mom. You want me to come with you? I could. Uh, wait outside until you’re done. No, no. That’s very sweet of you. I can handle it. You sure? Yeah. They might not even let me in. Uh, they said that it would depend on the state that she’s in when I get there. Oh, man. Yeah. She probably hasn’t had a single visitor since she was admitted, which I totally understand.

I mean, she’s done some terrible things. I I can’t just abandon her. I know what you mean. People will definitely judge me for standing by my brother’s side after what he did, but I can’t desert him. You know, pretty much all he has left. Is there anything I can do? Thanks. But uh, this is Lee’s mess and I’m pretty sure if there was any way you could clean it up, you would.

Don’t worry, Ralph, I’m on a burner phone. No one’s gonna trace this call to your new location. Well, I’m sorry, you were starting to like Jakarta, but you needed to be moved. Fair warning, Stefan Damara suspects. I know where you are. I’m doing everything that I can to convince him otherwise, but you need to do your part two.

Anyone shows up and starts asking questions. You’ve never heard of me.

Are you visiting Chloe? No, I was in Lee’s room trying to see if I could find out where Rolf disappeared. . So you’re still on board with getting the brainwashing reversed. I am. Although your husband was no help. So I don’t know if it’s gonna happen. Well, my soon to be ex-husband and it will because we will find a way.

We make a great team. Remember actually, Gabby, I don’t right. I’m, I’m sorry. Four choice of words. What I meant was, Gabby, I think I need to reiterate something because it doesn’t seem to be sinking in. I love Chloe. She’s the woman I want to be with. Whether or not we find Rolf, it’s not gonna change. We’ll see, and actually I was doing something overtime myself trying to find Wolf, and I hit a big old wall at the hospital earlier.

The hospital, you know, Brady banned me from seeing Marlena. Can you believe that? I mean, I only, I was only trying to ask her if she would deprogram you, and I know she’ll say yes, and then we could be together again. What the hell is wrong with you? Excuse me. The woman is dying. And you want her to reprogram my brain so we can reconcile How could you be so heartless?

Yeah. That, that, that, that is what I was gonna ask you. But I, I’m, I’m not gonna push, you’ve asked for space, I’m gonna give you space. Just felt like in that one little moment there, I, uh, sounded like you cared. I do care, but thanks to Kristen, I thought that it was over between us. I know you did Chloe, but I was being blackmailed.

I told, I told you that. I mean, don’t you understand? The last thing in the world I wanted to do was break up with you.

I know that this has been really hard for you too, but. I spent a really long time being in the dark about this, and I was struggling to figure out how the man that claims that he loves me and that I love with all my heart would just abandoned me. And then Stephan came along and he gave, he gave me a chance to just let it all go and try to move on.

And I was starting to feel normal for just a little bit, and then Gabby dropped her bombshell. That’s Stephan was brainwashed. Yeah. So I don’t know. It’s just been, it’s been one thing after the other, and I’m just really confused right now. I don’t know what I’m supposed to think. I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel.

Sure. Okay.

I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you.

Where’s Tripp? Um, he, uh, he had to run out Steph too. They’ll be back in a bit. Stephanie said you left early. She thought you, uh, needed some time. Well, yeah. Well, I wasn’t alone. I went over to the Damaris, went to see Kristen. Jack, what’d you do? I almost killed her.

Your uncle just tried to murder me. Didn’t you see his hands around my You’re fine now. Throat. You’re fine now. What? So you okay with what he did? I’ll tell you what I’m not okay with. How about that? I’m not okay with Steve going to prison. You wanna know why? Because he is the only parent as kids have left.

Thanks to you. Also thanks to you. My grandpa Roman is shattered. My grandma Marlena is in the hospital clinging to life. So given all the damage you’ve done to my family, I really don’t give a damn if someone damages you. Look, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t wanna hurt Marlena or the other women. I swear to you.

Look, I will admit I hit the orchid knowing that these women would need more doses of the serum.

But I wasn’t gonna withhold it if they got sick. I swear to you, I never wanted those women dead. Yeah, maybe not. That’s what happened.

Sorry. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t, shouldn’t have done that. No, I don’t, don’t apologize. It wasn’t wrong, but it wasn’t right either. I, I don’t know. I’m not making any sense. None of this makes sense. I’m, I’m sorry, I just, I. I, I can’t Brady it just

ej it’s me. You don’t recognize this number because I’m on a burner fund. Stephan’s on the war path that. He thinks you’re going to fire me because of what I did to him, but we both know that’s not going to happen. Right? Unless, of course you want him to find out about your betrayal, how you kept quiet about his brainwashing so you could take over damara.

That’s what I thought. Why are you so angry, Whitney? Because Whitney did is disgust. Oh, I see. It’s the programming. That’s why you’re reacting this way. Or should I say overreacting? I am reacting this way because you impose on a critically ill woman for your own stupid and selfish reason. Stupid and selfish.

Newsflash. This brainwashing is a very serious life-changing issue that isn’t just gonna undo itself. Okay? You need help. Ro is Mia. We may never find him. That leaves marlina. She’s dying, which is why I wanted to move quickly. Oh my God. Damn it Stephan. Don’t you get it? She’s your only. I did this for you.

Do not lie to me and do not lie to yourself. As always, the only person you were thinking about is Gabby Hernandez. You did this for you.

If you said this is what you wanted for you to act like an entitled petulant child the hell I did, how, how do you think this is gonna happen? How do you think we’re gonna access your real feelings? Real feelings? You mean my feelings for you? Right. Because let’s be honest, that’s all you care about. I care about us, Seth, you were my husband.

The love that we shared was more beautiful, more powerful than anything I’ve ever known. God, I thought that we were gonna spend the rest of our lives together, and then our future was ripped apart because a bullet landed in your chest. But now we have a second chance. We have a miracle. We just have to get in touch with how you really feel.

Nothing, nothing should get in the way of making that happen. How could you be so damn selfish? Huh. And cruel. You know, I’m starting to believe that Lee did me a favor when he brainwashed me because he got me away from a bitch like you. Leave her the hell alone.

Hey, how is she famous? Um, there’s no change. Damn. Uh, is, uh, is Grandpa John? Okay. Yeah, I, I, I made him go home to get some sleep, but then, uh, he, he just came back a couple minutes ago. Have you gotten any rest, ? Uh, uh, there was a, uh, a bit of a situation at my place. Situation. What? What do you mean? When I walked in, my uncle Steve had his hands.

Around Kristen’s throat. I, I think he was trying to kill her. Huh? Can’t say I blame him. I sure don’t. Yeah. Kristen is wrong. So many people. I should get one of those number to Spencer, so people just take a number, line up outside the door and get a piece of her.

Harold, I guess it’s his day off. Perfect.

You almost killed Kristen. Don’t worry, son. It’s just an. What do you mean? Well, right before I put my hands around her throat, I made a whole lot of noise hoping that somebody would come in and break it up before things went too far. Well and behold, Johnny Damara walks in when he was taking care of Kristen.

I planted a bug and Johnny kicked me out. Then everything they said after that went to this device. You recorded them? I did. I had to release Kristen due to lack of evidence, but I’m gonna give Ray everything he needs to make sure that witch goes down for murder. Listen to this.

Look, I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I didn’t wanna hurt Marlena or the other women. I swear to.

Look, I will admit I hate the orchid knowing that these women would need more doses of the serum, but I wasn’t gonna withhold it if they got sick. I swear to you, I never wanted those women dead. Yeah, maybe not be done. That’s what happened.

He’s that confession. Damn straight is

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