Days Update Friday, June 24, 2022

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Maggie enters the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion and comments on Victor being depressed. Victor tells her not to even try to cheer him up. Maggie responds that she won’t even try when he’s in this kind of mood. Maggie encourages that there’s nothing he can do about it but it’s not the end of the world. Maggie acknowledges that the situation is complicated and upsetting but they are talking about a baby, a new life. Victor complains about Jan trying to electrocute him in his own bathtub and now his grandson is going to have her hanging around his neck for the rest of his life. Victor then asks for another drink.

Shawn runs in to Belle at the hospital. Belle asks if he was leaving. Shawn says not now that she’s here. Shawn is glad she came and asks if they can go get coffee or something. Belle clarifies that she didn’t come to see him.

Clyde walks through the park with the bag of stolen jewelry. EJ approaches and says it looks like he’s been caught red-handed as he asks what Clyde is up to. Clyde thinks back to making his deal with Leo. Clyde then tells EJ that he’s just hanging out. EJ asks him what’s in the bag. Clyde says it’s nothing he needs to worry about. EJ says he shouldn’t mind if he takes a look then.

Chloe questions what kind of savage would brutally murder the mother of two young children. Brady says it would be someone who has no earth, the scum of the earth, and the lowest of the low. Leo then walks up. Leo questions who he’s calling the lowest of the low. Chloe says they weren’t talking about him. Brady says that’s unless he was the SOB who killed Abigail.

Sami arrives at Lucas’s hotel room on crutches, surprising Lucas, who says he wasn’t expecting her. Sami says she can tell and questions what the hell happened to his room.

Maggie tells Victor that he has every right to be upset but not to feel sorry for himself as that’s not who he is. Victor hates that there’s nothing he can do about it. Maggie encourages that he can stand by Shawn and let him know that he’s by his side when he’s trying to put his life back together. Maggie points out that Jan will be going back to prison again and then maybe Shawn and Belle can work it out. Victor says no. Maggie argues that Belle and Shawn at least still have a chance as they still have their lives ahead of them. Victor apologizes and acknowledges how much she loved Abigail. Maggie starts to cry and declares that whoever did that to Abigail has to pay.

Leo mentions that he heard about Abigail and asks what happened. Brady informs him that she was stabbed. Leo thinks back to taking the knife from his breakfast and putting it in his bag. Leo questions why anyone would want to hurt Abigail. Brady responds that the police think it might have been a robbery. Leo thinks back to stealing the jewelry from Abigail’s box. Leo calls it a tragedy and says he can’t imagine how hard this has been on her family. Brady tells Leo to cut the crap since he went to a lot of trouble to inflict pain upon Chad and Abigail, so maybe he felt that they didn’t pay enough. Leo asks what the hell he’s accusing him of.

Lucas sits Sami down on the bed and thought her flight was delayed. Lucas wanted to pick her up from the airport. Sami understands he has a lot going on and he’s still grieving Abigail. Sami asks how Jennifer is doing. Lucas responds that she’s barely hanging on, like they all are. Sami says that’s why she took a cab and left her luggage downstairs. Lucas wants to go get it for her but Sami says he’s not going anywhere until she answers her question about what went on in the room as it looks like a tornado went through.

Belle informs Shawn that she’s at the hospital to see Marlena as Chad is at the house, telling the kids about Abigail now. Belle thought Marlena could recommend a children’s counselor if Chad though they needed one. Belle starts to go but Shawn asks her to wait.

Maggie tells Victor that she knows to be there for Chad, Jack, and Jennifer to listen and talk about Abigail when they are ready, but it won’t be for a while. Maggie relates that Victor can be there the same way for Shawn and Belle when they are ready, but not now. Victor feels worthless. Maggie says they can try to treasure the time they have together. Bonnie and Nancy then arrive, upsetting Victor. Bonnie brings Nancy in to look at Maggie’s figurines on the mantle. Bonnie says they were just going to play some cards, so she came to get the deck and says they can play in the conservatory. Bonnie says they will leave them to it, unless they want to play. Victor says they are good but Maggie decides she would love to, surprising Victor.

Clyde questions why EJ would care what’s in his bag when it’s none of his business. EJ thinks Clyde might have an illegal weapon in there. Clyde reminds him that would violate his parole. EJ mocks Clyde behind rehabilitated and argues that he just reacted now like a lowlife scum with something to hide. EJ asks if Clyde’s lunch is in the bag or maybe he’s knitting. Clyde reminds him that it’s none of his business. EJ feels it’s very much his business. EJ thinks Clyde acquired a weapon to finish him off. Clyde argues that it’s not always about him. EJ points out that Clyde did try and have him killed once before. Clyde tells him to let things go. EJ recommends Clyde drop the act since before he got out of prison, he threatened to hurt his family and his family was hurt. EJ says he’s not part of the legal system, so if he thinks Clyde stabbed his sister in law. EJ warns that his last name is DiMera and they are an eye for an eye kind of family.

Brady tells Leo that he’s accusing him of being a cold, heartless, cowardly creep that has zero compassion for anyone but himself. Brady argues that Leo hated Chad and Abigail so he tells him not to pretend that he’s grieving. Leo complains about getting blamed again for things that aren’t his fault. Chloe asks what he’s talking about. Leo responds that he doesn’t want to speak ill of the dead, but says Chad and Abigail started it because when they destroyed what he had with Craig, they made an enemy for life.

Sami asks Lucas if he was robbed. Lucas says it wasn’t anything like that. Sami wants to know what it was then. Lucas informs her that he did this because he was looking for something. Sami asks what he was looking for. Lucas thinks back to Brady telling him that the cops think Abigail’s murder could have been a robbery gone wrong. Lucas admits to Sami that he was looking for some jewelry which Sami questions.

Shawn tells Belle that he wants to thank her for being there when Jan was in labor. Belle says she knew the baby might not make it and she knew how hard that would’ve been on Shawn because she knows better than anyone what being a father means to him. Shawn points out that she waited with him and he knows how hard that was for her, so he thanks her. Belle says there’s no need to thank her. Shawn says when he thought the baby wasn’t going to make it, Belle was there and held him so he thought there was hope for the two of them. Shawn hopes that Belle felt the same way.

Maggie and Victor play cards with Bonnie and Nancy. Bonnie asks if they are sure they are up for this with a lot of their minds. Maggie admits they might have too much. Nancy says she was sorry to hear about Abigail. Maggie calls Abigail a wonderful woman, who helped her bring Sarah back. Maggie feels for Jack and Jennifer as she knows how hard it is to lose a child. Nancy adds to Victor that she was so sorry to hear about Philip. Victor quickly responds that he’s not dead. Bonnie questions if they’ve heard from him. Maggie clarifies that they just haven’t given up hope. Nancy says that’s good as she knows Chloe still misses Philip terribly. Victor remarks that Chloe can grieve in Brady’s bed.

Brady questions Leo saying Chad and Abigail started it and asks if this is third grade. Leo argues that he found the love of his life but Chad and Abigail set out to destroy his one chance at happiness. Chloe blames Leo for destroying it by trying to con her father in to marrying him when he already had a husband. Leo argues that getting married was Craig’s idea, so it would’ve crushed him if he turned him down. Brady mocks that everything is everyone else’s fault and Leo is never to blame. Chloe brings up Leo drugging Sonny and then publishing pictures of them in bed. Leo claims it was consensual and that Sonny was lying. Brady doesn’t get why Leo spent all this time and energy in to getting back at Chad and Abigail and Sonny and Will, but not him when he’s the one who blew up his sham of a wedding and was very proud to do it.

Belle admits to Shawn that she did feel it too, but then the baby was born and he went straight to Jan. Shawn claims that’s because he knew EJ was there to hold Belle’s hand. Belle tells him not to make this about EJ. Shawn argues that he went to Jan because she just gave birth and was scared, so he couldn’t leave her there wondering if the baby was alive or dead, but then he came back and Belle was gone, so he assumed she left with EJ and went back to his place. Belle thinks back to kissing EJ at the DiMera Mansion. Belle confirms that they did go back to his place and then they heard Chad screaming and saw Abigail lying there. Shawn says he’s sorry as he knows what she’s been through. Belle responds that it’s nothing compared to what Chad is going through. Belle questions who would do something like that. Shawn swears they are going to find out as he asked Rafe to put him on the case so they can find out what happened that night.

Clyde tells EJ that he doesn’t know what the hell he thinks he’s talking about and tells him not to try to pin Abigail’s murder on him. EJ questions taking Clyde’s word and says only a low life scum would stab a defenseless woman and he fits the bill. EJ warns that whoever did it is not going to get away with it.

Lucas doesn’t want to tell Sami what kind of jewelry he was looking for. Sami questions what’s going on. Lucas says nothing but Sami says there obviously is something since he’s a wreck and she knows it’s not just because of Abigail. Lucas says he can’t say which Sami questions. Sami argues that she’s told him about her disaster of a marriage to EJ which helped her move on with her life. Sami tells Lucas that she loves him no matter what, so she asks him to just tell her. Lucas then sits down and informs Sami that he has something to confess.

Belle questions Shawn going to work. Shawn says of course he is. Belle argues that with Jan going back to prison, so even with help, Shawn’s going to have his hands full with the baby. Shawn reveals that Jan is not going back to prison right now which shocks Belle. Belle argues that Jan already played her high risk pregnancy get out of jail free card and she’s not pregnant anymore while still a dangerous, violent psychopath. Shawn explains that the warden extended Jan’s release so she could be with the baby a little bit longer because he’s premature and needs Jan’s breast milk. Belle questions how the warden knew that. Shawn informs her that Kayla spoke to him and explained the situation. Belle decides that she and Kayla will have to have a chat but Shawn reveals that she did it because he asked her to. Belle says she shouldn’t be surprised since Jan always has an angle to work and always knows how to get Shawn to work it for her. Shawn insists that it’s for the baby and only temporary until the baby gets a little more weight. Belle complains that it will always continue. Shawn says they are talking about his son. Belle argues that Jan will use his son for the rest of his life. Shawn insists that he’s just trying to do what is best for him. Belle says she tries to not let her feelings about Jan spill over onto his son. Shawn knows it’s not easy. Belle asks if they decided on a name yet. Shawn informs her that they named the baby Shawn.

Nancy argues that Chloe being with Brady now doesn’t mean that she doesn’t care for Philip. Maggie says that Victor is just doing his best to make everyone uncomfortable. Victor remarks that Chloe always eventually drives men to drugs, distractions, or out the door. Bonnie tells Nancy to just ignore him because he’s trying to bait her. Nancy complains that Victor is insulting her daughter. Nancy declares that Brady and Philip haven’t lived a blameless life. Maggie warns Victor that he’s going to be sleeping in the guest room. Victor mocks this being Bonnie’s pleasant idea to spend an afternoon.

Clyde assures EJ that he did not kill Abigail and if he wanted to send him a message, he would’ve gotten it and known it was from him.

Sami tells Lucas to just tell her. Lucas then claims that he was looking for a ring and he didn’t want to tell her like this after everything that’s happened, but he was going to ask her to marry him.

Clyde questions why EJ is so paranoid and asks why he’d want to hurt anyone in his family when EJ gave him his word that he’d keep his mouth shut about their arrangement and as far as he knows, he has, unless he has told someone. EJ thinks back to telling Belle about it. EJ claims to Clyde that he hasn’t told anyone. Clyde responds that he has absolutely nothing to worry about then. Clyde says he has a date and walks off.

Victor jokes that they are having so much fun as Nancy remarks that she’s had more fun doing laundry. Nancy apologizes to Bonnie and Maggie for leaving them alone with Victor, but says she has a date. Bonnie tells Nancy to say hi to Clyde for her. Victor questions if she’s talking about Clyde Weston. Victor remarks that he knows she’s desperate, but that’s the bottom of the barrel. Maggie tells Victor that’s enough. Victor argues that Clyde had Sonny stabbed in the back and even Nancy deserves better than that. Nancy doesn’t think Victor has the right to pass judgment on anyone with his history. Victor claims he was trying to help her out as he’s worried about her and understands it’s very difficult to start a relationship with a sociopathic criminal. Nancy asks how Maggie puts up with that as Maggie walks Nancy to the door. Victor jokes that he always thought Craig was the bottom of the barrel and Nancy sure can pick them. Bonnie remarks that not everyone can be as lucky as Maggie which Victor agrees with.

Shawn explains to Belle that the baby’s name was Jan’s idea. Belle says of course he went along with it and says she has to go talk to Marlena. Belle hopes Shawn, Jan, and little Shawn are very happy as she walks away.

Brady reminds Leo that he’s the one who recruited Will and Sonny, brought them to town, and had them tell Craig about Leo’s past. Brady says Craig would’ve never known about Leo’s other husband if not for him. Brady suggests Leo leave everyone else alone and focus on him. Chloe agrees and suggests Leo think of something new this time because the scandalous photoshopped sex selfies are getting old. Brady suggests doing it the old fashioned way in a bare knuckle fistfight. Leo argues that it wouldn’t be fair since Brady is bigger and stronger than him. Leo claims that he’s no longer interested in revenge and has given it up because it weighs on him that the photos of Chad in drag and the memoir he wrote upset Abigail and now she’s gone, so he can’t tell her that he’s sorry. Leo declares that he can’t change the past, so all he can do is look forward. Leo claims that he’s trying to move on with his life, so he’d appreciate it if they let him as he then walks away. Brady tells Chloe that he didn’t believe one word of that.

Lucas tells Sami that before she came back, he asked Roman for his blessing and he got a ring to give to her to surprise her, but he doesn’t know what he did with it and thinks he lost it. Sami questions him tearing the room apart. Lucas says he panicked. Sami tells him that he shouldn’t be doing this right now while he’s still dealing with everything that happened with Abigail and she can see he hasn’t been sleeping. Lucas says he just feels bad about everything that’s happened and he made a mess of everything. Sami says a ring doesn’t matter as she knows what’s in his heart. Lucas wants her to be his wife. Sami infoms him that she knows he doesn’t want to hear this, but right now her answer is no, she can’t marry him. Lucas questions why not when she just said she loves him and she knows how much he loves her. Sami reminds him that she’s still married to EJ because he tore up the divorce papers. Lucas calls him a bastard. Sami says she sent them and resent them but he never signed them and she doesn’t know why. Sami remarks that EJ has to know that she’d never stay married to a man who lied about kidnapping her. Sami tells Lucas to keep looking for the ring while she goes to talk to EJ in person. Sami thinks she’ll be able to confront EJ face to face without him able to weasel out of it. Lucas is not crazy about Sami being alone with EJ so he suggests letting the lawyers handle it. Sami says she tried that and it didn’t work, so she has to go with the direct approach. Sami tells Lucas not to worry about her as she kisses him and exits the room.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ finishes a call with Chad, telling him that he loves him and the kids and to call if there’s anything he can do. EJ hangs up and tells Belle that Chad sounded awful. Belle says that Marlena canceled all her appointments, so she’s going home to spend time with Chad and the kids. EJ asks Belle what she’s not telling him and guesses it’s about Shawn. Belle confirms that she ran in to Shawn at the hospital and found out that Jan is not going back to prison. Belle knew Jan would find a way to keep her hooks in to Shawn and says that’s where they’re going to stay for the rest of his life.

Bonnie and Victor continue playing cards. Victor comments on Maggie not talking to him. Victor tells Bonnie that he’s sorry if he offended her friend. Bonnie says Nancy is friend and she doesn’t think one can date Clyde Weston and not expect a little blow back. Victor admits he’s in a bad mood. Bonnie asks who can blame him since he has a new baby in the family and everybody should be over the moon, but instead it’s that his grandson will have to deal with Jan Spears for the rest of his life. Bonnie complains that Jan Spears has had way too many sequels and compares it to Alien. Bonnie says she’s just running her mouth but Victor agrees with her and states that Bonnie has unexpected depth.

Outside the Pub, Nancy complains to Brady and Chloe about Leo. Nancy brings up that Leo told her to tell them that they are on his list. Brady questions what list. Nancy explains that he wasn’t specific but it sounded like an enemies list. Brady says he’s sure as hell on that.

Leo sits in the park with his enemies list which has check marks next to Chad, Abigail, and Sonny with Brady and Chloe the two names left. Leo then crosses out Abigail’s name.

Clyde joins Nancy outside the Pub and says she looks beautiful as always and asks if she’s ready. Nancy confirms she is. Clyde tells Brady and Chloe that it’s nice to see them again as he and Nancy head in to the Pub. Chloe complains about having to be civil to Clyde when he creeps her out and Belle told her to keep Nancy away from him because he’s definitely bad news..

Clyde hides his bag of stolen jewelry behind the bar in the Pub. Clyde then goes to his table with Nancy and presents her with a silver bracelet from the bag. Nancy calls it lovely.

Shawn runs in to Brady and Chloe outside the Pub. Chloe tells Shawn that she’s sorry to hear he and Belle are legally separated now. Shawn says it wasn’t his idea and he hoped they would be able to work things out when the baby was born. Brady notes that it doesn’t seem like he thinks that anymore. Shawn is afraid the whole situation is just pushing them further apart.

Belle explains to EJ that Shawn arranged for the warden to let Jan stay in the hospital with the baby, Shawn Brady Jr. EJ is surprised that they named the baby Shawn. Belle says it was bad enough that her worst enemy has her husband’s only son, but now the baby is his namesake. EJ tells her that he’s so sorry and asks what he can do. Belle suggests they can finish what they started the other night and go upstaris right now.

Lucas looks at his ring while thinking back to Sami saying there’s no way she’d stay married to a man who lied about kidnapping her.

EJ asks Belle if she’s sure this is what she wants. Belle and EJ then start kissing.

Sami arrives outside the DiMera Mansion and prepares to ring the doorbell.

 

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Days Transcript Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Ben: Nice work. He’s sound asleep.

Clyde: Yeah. I wish I could stick around till he wakes up, but grandpa has got to get to work.

Ben: You are really good with him, grandpa.

Clyde: Pretty surprising, huh? Yeah, I just stand back and watch you and ciara. Learned from the best. But, you know, being around baby bo so much, seeing how much he needs both his parents makes me think of abigail dimera’s children losing their mom.

Ben: Those poor kids.

Clyde: Yeah. I mean, it’s a tragedy for the whole family, but for those kids. Well, I gotta go.

Ben: I’ll see you, pop.

[Soft dramatic music]

Lucas: Oh, what the hell? What the hell did I do last night?

Brady: Lucas.

Lucas: Hey, what’s going on?

Brady: You got a minute to talk?

Lucas: About what?

>>Brady: About falling off the wagon.

Lucas: What are you talking about, brady? I was in a meeting this morning. I’m 100% sober.

Brady: Why do you look so guilty then?

Ej: Chad? Did you sleep down here?

Chad: I didn’t sleep.

Ej: Well maybe you could try now.

Chad: No.

Ej: Come on, I’ll take you upstairs.

Chad: Ej, stop. I tried. Every time I got to the doorway and looked inside, I saw abigail. The way that I found her slipping away from me.

Belle: Thomas, I can’t believe you won again.

[Person knocking]

Charlotte: Mommy, mommy.

Belle: Chloe, hi.

Chloe: Hi.

Belle: Uh, come in. Charlotte, thomas, you remember my friend miss chloe, right?

Thomas: We thought it was our mom.

Jan: Our baby is the smallest one in the nicu by far.

Shawn: Yeah, but he’s doing really well, and he’S…

Jan: And he started crying.

Shawn: He put on weight.

Jan: And he, he… I couldn’t even comfort him. I just wanted to take his little hand so that he knew I was there.

Shawn: Hey, he knows, jan. All right, he knows.

[Phone beeps]

Jan: [Sobs softly] Who’s that?

Shawn: It’s nobody.

Jan: Well your whole face just changed. Who was it?

Shawn: It’s the warden. He’s asking when I’m gonna bring you back to prison.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Belle: Why don’t you two run into the kitchen and I think my dad is about to pull some chocolate chip cookies out of the oven.

Thomas: Come on, charlotte, let’s go.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chloe: They still don’t know about their mom?

Ciara: Off to dreamland.

Ben, what’s wrong?

Ben: Just thinking about abigail. Just how sad it is that she’s really gone, especially for her kids.

Ciara: Yeah. It’s–it’s really heartbreaking to think about thomas and charlotte growing up without a mother.

Ben: I tried to do that. I tried to take abigail away from her family.

Ciara: No. Ben, that was a long time ago. You were a different person back then. You’ve changed. You’re better now.

Ben: Yeah, well not a day goes by that I don’t think about all the people that I hurt.

Ciara: Yeah, but you’re with me now and our son, and everything’s gonna be okay.

Ben: Not for chad. His whole world just fell apart.

Ej: Harold told me you sent the staff away.

Chad: Yeah, there’s no reason for them to be here.

Ej: [Sighs] Chad, I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to be all alone in this house.

Chad: Well, guess what, ej, I’m alone.

Ej: That’s not true.

Chad: Really? Abby’s gone. She’s not coming back. Some evil son of a bitch decided to take her away from me.

[Dramatic music]

Leo: I can’t get caught holding that jewelry. I’ve gotta find someone to take it off my hands.

>>Lucas: Look, man, I’ve got nothing to feel guilty about, okay?

Brady: You–you walked out of the meeting this morning.

Lucas: You were there?

Brady: You looked right at me.

Lucas: Sorry. It didn’t register, okay?

Brady: Lucas, come on, man. We’ve been to dozens of these meetings. You saw that I was there, and you left.

Lucas: Listen to me, I didn’t see you, okay? And I had somewhere else more important I had to be.

Brady: Really? Where was that?

Lucas: Not that it’s any of your business, but I’ll tell you, I had to go pick sami up at the airport. She got in from italy this morning, and I checked on her flight, and it was cancelled, so I came back. Any more questions, detective brady?

Brady: Just one. What are you not telling me?

From prom dresses

[Upbeat rock music]

Clyde: Oh, relax, friend. I was just admiring your money clip. I’m not looking to rob you.

Leo: You sure about that? What you charge for a bowl of chowder here is criminal.

Clyde: It looks like you can afford it. If I’m not mistaken, that clip is solid platinum and gold. It’s a handsome piece.

Leo: I could be persuaded to part with it. Make me an offer.

Clyde: [Chuckles] No, thanks.

Leo: Just between us, I do have some other items for sale.

Clyde: Is that what you are, a salesman?

Leo: No. My dear old aunt eloise recently passed away. I’m the executor of her estate.

Clyde: So sorry for your loss.

Leo: Thank you. We were very close, aunt eloise and I. And as much as it pains me to part with her prized belongings, it’s what she wanted. She told me. She said that when the time came, I had to set sentimentality aside and focus on finding quality people who were willing to pay a fair price.

Clyde: So you’re liquidating her assets?

Leo: Specifically some jewelry. Do you like jewelry?

Clyde: I’d have to see it.

Leo: Not here. The park, ten minutes?

Clyde: Sounds like a plan.

Lucas: Look, brady, I’m just trying to sit here and enjoy my coffee in some peace, all right?

Brady: Sorry. I’m not trying to pry into your personal business, lucas. I was genuinely worried when you walked out of that meeting, all right. To be honest with you, you don’t look too good, man.

Lucas: Thank a lot, I appreciate it.

Brady: I would hate to think that you skipped out on a meeting that you may have needed because of me.

Lucas: Look, you’re right, okay? I went on a bender. It was one night, one night. That’s it.

Brady: Did it have anything to do with abigail?

Chloe: I came here to find brady. I just assumed he was here. Belle, I’m so sorry. I should’ve called first.

Belle: Oh, no, no, no, don’t be, listen, the kids are with my dad, let’s sit.

Chloe: Okay. Wow, those, those poor kids.

Belle: I know, I know. I’ve been trying to hold it together, but you just look in their sweet little faces and you know what’s coming, just…

Chloe: And speaking of kids, I, I heard that jan had the baby.

Belle: Shawn’s baby? Yeah.

Chloe: I’m so sorry that I wasn’t here for you to support you.

Belle: It’s okay. Actually I had a big broad shoulder to cry on. After the baby was born, I went to ej’S.

Chloe: Really? You stayed there?

Belle: Mh-hmm. Yeah.

Chloe: And?

Belle: And it was very comforting.

Chloe: Oh, my god, you slept together? No I’m sorry, it’s none of my business.

Belle: No, it’s fine, it’s fine, but no, we actually didn’T. But we came close.

Ej: I, um–I stayed at john and marlena’s last night. Belle was there.

Chad: How are the kids?

Ej: Fine. Fine. We kept them occupied. But chad, at some point soon…

Chad: Yeah. I know. I know.

Ej: They’ve been away from home for two nights already.

Chad: Ej, I said that I know! You said that they were fine.

Ej: Yes, but they’re asking for their father.

Chad: Well, I can’t really see them right now like this. Or I should tell them that I’m–I’m sick or that I’m slammed at work. You think you could do that for me?

Ej: Yes, of course. But they’re asking for their mother too.

[Soft dramatic music]

Ben: When I think how close I came to being where chad is right now… I just wish I could tell him how sorry I am.

Ciara: What do you have going on this afternoon?

Ben: Not much, babe.

Ciara: Okay. Well, I am going to the hospital to meet our new nephew. Would you like to come with me?

Ben: I would love that.

Jan: You can’t let them do this. I haven’t even held our son.

Shawn: Look jan, I don’t think the warden is gonna see that as a good enough reason for you just to not go back to prison.

Jan: Tell him that our baby needs my milk.

Shawn: But jan…

Jan: Premature babies are at a far greater risk of infection. Nothing compares to breast milk for strengthening our son’s immune system.

Shawn: Okay, look, listen, we’re gonna figure it out.

Jan: How? Do you expect me to pump in that dirty, disgusting hell hole? And what, you’re just gonna– you’re gonna bring the bottles back and forth every day? That’s ludicrous. I need to be here. Our son, he needs me here. And I need you to make that happen right now.

When you really need to sleep.

Lucas: Why would my drinking have anything to do with abigail?

Brady: Lucas, your niece whom you loved very dearly was brutally murdered. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to numb the pain, a little bit of that. I mean, I spoke to jennifer, you understand, she is devastated. I’m worried about her having a slip up. Are you kidding me? To lose your child like that suddenly and so horrifically and violently I mean, my god…

Lucas: You’re right, okay, you’re right. This is about abigail.

Chad: I’m sorry for lashing out.

Ej: You don’t have to apologize.

Chad: I know that I have to do this, but I have no idea how I’m going to. How do you tell your children that they’re never gonna see their mother again?

[Soft dramatic music]

Abigail was reading… “the hobbit” to thomas at bedtime. She had funny voices for each of their characters.

[Chuckles] Thomas just couldn’t get enough of it. And then charlotte is just… she’s a daredevil all of a sudden. And last week, she wanted to– she wanted to climb the tree outside of her window. You know, the big one? You know which one I’m talking about?

Ej: Yeah, sure.

Chad: So we took her out there and abby boosted her up thinking that she would get half way up and then wanna stop. No, I mean, she climbed almost to the top of it. And then abby, you know, kept telling her to come down…

[Chuckles] And she refused. Dared her mom to come up and get her.

Ej: [Laughs]

Chad: And abby did. She did even though she was absolutely terrified of heights.

They were so happy together. They were in heaven.

Ej: You’re not alone. You have your family.

Chad: [Gasps] I can’T. I can’t do this. I can’t do this without her. I…

Ej: I know it seems impossible right now, but you will find the strength to go on. You’ll finish that book with thomas. You’ll climb trees with charlotte. And everyone who loves you will help and support you, but you’re their father, chad, and they need you now more than ever, okay?

Chad: [Sobbing]

Belle: Well, as you know, ej has been really supportive through this whole nightmare with jan, and he knew I went to the hospital when jan was in labor, and came to check on me, and then after the baby was born, I asked him to get me the hell out of there.

Chloe: I don’t blame you.

Belle: So we went to dinner and had a couple of bottles of wine and ended up back at the mansion, and we were almost at the point of no return when we heard chad screaming for help.

Chloe: And if that hadn’t happened…

Belle: Oh, well, we’d have ended up in bed together. No question.

Chloe: So does that mean that you and shawn are over?

Jan: So?

Shawn: So I spoke with kayla, and she agrees. She agrees you should stay here with the baby, but just, you know, for a little while longer. So she’s gonna call the warden right now.

Jan: Oh, my god, shawn, thank you. Thank you so much.

>>Ciara: Hey, big bro.

[Chuckles] Centrum multigummies aren’t just great tasting…

Shawn: Sis. Ben.

Ben: Hey.

Ciara: Hi. What’s–what’s going on here?

Jan: Just got the most amazing news. I don’t have to go back to statesville.

Shawn: She doesn’t have to go back right away.

Ciara: And why is that?

Shawn: Well, the doctors feel that it would be best for the baby if she stays here for a little while longer.

Jan: Being a new mother yourself, you know how much a child needs its mother, especially in the beginning. I haven’t even gotten to hold our baby yet. I can’t even touch him.

Ciara: That–it must be really hard.

Jan: It’s torture. If I wanna see him, I have to walk down the hall and look at him in a glass box. That’s the closest I can get to our son, but yours is right there. So if it’s not too much trouble, maybe–maybe I can hold him?

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: So jan is living in my house, and she just turned my office into a nursery, and my mother has just signed on to be her therapist.

Chloe: You’re kidding.

Belle: Oh, no, no she’s even making house calls because, you know, jan has an ankle bracelet. So I just couldn’t take it anymore. No, I had to create some distance.

Chloe: I’m so sorry, but do you see where this is going at all or?

Belle: Honestly, I really don’t know. So much has happened so fast, and I’m just feeling really just torn. You know, obviously, I still love shawn, but I just hate that he’s let this conniving, manipulative lunatic just take over.

Chloe: How can he not see how wrong this is and how incredibly hurtful? Jan has been trying to come between you guys for years.

Belle: Well, looks like she’s finally succeeded.

Chloe: So does that mean that you’re moving on with ej dimera?

[Door clicks]

Lucas: What happened to abigail was horrible. Ever since I found out yesterday, I can’t stop thinking about the terrifying possibility that maybe I…

Brady: You what?

Lucas: Maybe I won’t be able to help my sister. I mean, I saw her yesterday, and I tried to comfort her, but I don’t know, man. I don’t know if she’s ever gonna recover from this.

Brady: Lucas, lucas, she will be fine, all right? She’s tough. She’s strong. She has people around her to support her.

Lucas: I know you’re right, you’re right. I mean, I’ve been in the same hell that she and jack are in now with will–you know, will, he was a miracle, will came back to us, but abigail’s not coming back to us, not after what that monster did to her, god knows what reason.

Brady: The cops think it could’ve been a robbery gone wrong.

Lucas: A robbery?

Brady: It was in the paper this morning. They found some jewelry and some cash that was taken from the house. The cops think if they can find the jewelry, they’ll find the person who killed abigail.

Leo: Right on time, mr… I didn’t catch your name. Hey well for starters we… somebody’s a little grabby. That’s okay. I don’t mind a man who’s eager. You see anything you like?

Clyde: This stuff is hot, isn’t it? My asthma felt anything but normal.

Ciara: You want to hold my son?

Jan: The whole supervised babysitting idea never happened, so I thought it would be good practice for when I get to hold my own son. What do you think?

Ben: Well, that is up to ciara.

Shawn: I’m with ben, sis, it’s up to you.

Ciara: Sure. Yeah, you, you can hold him.

[Soft dramatic music]

All right, here we go.

Jan: Wow.

Ciara: Make sure you support his head.

Jan: He’s precious. Oh, my gosh.

Ciara: Just like that. That’s perfect.

Jan: Hi, little bo. Hi. I’m your auntie jan. I can’t wait for you to meet your little cousin. You guys are gonna grow up together. You’re gonna be best friends. Ciara’s little bo and my little shawn.

Ciara: I’m sorry, you named your baby shawn?

Chloe: Chad, I am so sorry about abigail. She was a really wonderful woman. I’m praying for you and your family.

Chad: Thank you.

Belle: Chloe just stopped by to see if brady– we were just chatting. The kids are in the kitchen with my dad having cookies.

Chloe: I should probably get going.

Belle: Sure. I’ll walk you out.

Chloe: Please give jack and jennifer my love.

So, you and ej, that’s quite some chemistry.

Belle: We didn’t even say a word to each other.

Chloe: Yeah, and i could still feel the heat between you two. Just be careful not to get burned.

Belle: Oh, speaking of, ej and I ran into your mom the other night on a date with clyde weston. Did you know that they were dating?

Chloe: Yeah, and I am not happy about it.

Belle: Everyone said that you were shot by a mugger in the park. You’re saying clyde did it?

Ej: He didn’t pull the trigger. He lured me to the park, threatened me. When things became heated, his man shot me, and then they left me there to die.

Belle: I was at statesville a lot when ej was there, and I can tell you clyde is exactly who he’s always been. I mean it was a huge mistake to let him out on parole.

Chloe: But there’s nothing we can do about that, right?

Belle: Well, no, but what we can do is whatever it takes to convince nancy to break it off with him. Chloe, I’m telling you, clyde weston is just as dangerous as he’s always been.

Leo: Hot? I don’t know what you mean. Now, if you are talking about yours truly…

Clyde: Hey, cut the crap. You didn’t get this from some dying old lady. You stole it.

Leo: Sir, you offend me and aunt eloise. God rest her soul. Wait! You’re right. This stuff is, as you say, “hot.” I’m looking to unload it as quick as possible.

Clyde: Well, I just might be able to help you with that.

Lucas: A robbery? So it’s possible that abigail didn’t know this person, that it wasn’t personal at all.

Brady: It’s possible. It’s possible that the things that were taken and the murder are completely unrelated. But either way, I know– I mean, rafe is gonna be working around the clock to figure out who did this.

Lucas: Yeah, yeah. I know.

Brady: And lucas, I know you wanna be strong for your sister, but you’re obviously hurting as well. If you feel that urge to pick up that bottle again, man, I just…

Lucas: I won’T. I won’t do it.

Brady: Just know that I’m here for you, okay? If there anything you wanna get something off your chest, whatever you say to me will stay between us, okay?

Lucas: Thanks… but there’s nothing more to tell. I just drank one time, you know, and I’m gonna regret it for the rest of my life.

Belle: Chad, I’m so sorry. We all loved abigail so much.

Chad: Thank you. Thank you for taking such good care of my kids.

Belle: Yeah, of course. Anything you need, we’re here. Is there anything that we can do for you now?

Chad: Yeah, can you go get my children for me? It’s time for me to tell them. Lemons.

[Soft dramatic music]

Brady: It was in the paper this morning. They found some jewelry and some cash that was taken from the house. The cops think if they can find the jewelry, they’ll find the person who killed abigail.

[Eerie music]

Lucas: I don’t remember anything from that night. Is it possible that I took abigail’s jewelry? If I did–if I did, maybe I stashed it in here.

Leo: You can help me with the jewelry?

Clyde: Well, I’m on parole, and i need to keep my nose clean, bt I do have friends who deal in this kind of thing all the time. I can get you fifty cents on the dollar for all this stuff no questions asked.

Leo: Discretion, that’s key. Because I, like you, need to keep my nose clean.

Clyde: But I don’t work for free.

Leo: No, of course not. You’ll get a cut.

Clyde: I’ll get one third of your cut, and that’s non-negotiable. If you don’t like it, you can go try to lowball somebody else.

Leo: One third it is.

Clyde: I need to hold on to these, give it to my friends so they can appraise it, but I do get the feeling you’d rather me have it anyway, right?

Leo: Uh, I suppose that would be best. I can trust you to hold up your end of the deal and not, say, disappear without a trace? You did mention that you were on parole. If you were to take off, I’d have to tell the police my version of what happened and, well, that could get messy.

Clyde: Are you threatening me?

Leo: No. No. I just wanna know when I’m gonna get my money.

Clyde: Check back in a couple of days. You know where to find me.

Brady: Hi.

Chloe: Hi.

Brady: Welcome back.

Chloe: Thanks. I missed you.

Brady: I missed you too. Did you come from my dad and marlena’s?

Chloe: Yeah, I just assumed that you were there, but when I walked in, I saw belle playing with charlotte and thomas. They don’t know about their mom yet.

Brady: Oh, man.

Chloe: Yeah. I was leaving. Chad showed up. I just pray that he finds the strength to be able to tell his kids.

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: Look who’s here. Go.

Charlotte: Daddy.

Chad: Hey, hey. Oh, I missed you guys so much.

Thomas: We missed you.

Chad: Yeah? Hey, hi. How about the three of us spend some time together right now?

Thomas: Are you and mommy still taking us to boston?

Chad: You wanna go– go to fenway park? Sit on top of the green monster? Maybe catch a home run ball?

Thomas: Yeah.

Chad: Yeah? How does that sound?

Charlotte: Good.

Chad: Okay. Well, we’re definitely gonna do that at some point, okay? I promise, but right now, we need to stay here in salem.

Ej: Would you like to get some air? I’d like to stay close in case chad needs me, but perhaps we could take a walk in the park?

Belle: You know, I’d love to, but I actually think I’m gonna to the hospital and see my mom. See if she can refer a counselor for the kids in case they need it–not in case they need it, of course, they’re gonna need it.

Ej: That’s very thoughtful of you.

Belle: Well, we’re in this together.

Ej: Yes, yes, we are.

Shawn: This is the first I’m hearing about a name for the baby.

Jan: I think it suits our son perfectly. He’s handsome, just like his daddy, and for his middle name, I want him to have a good christian name, and what’s more christian than christian?

Shawn: So we’re going with shawn christian.

Jan: Brady. I think he should have your family name. God knows, there’s no one in my family worth honoring so… is that okay?

Shawn: Yeah. Yeah, sure, that’s fine.

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Ciara: [Sighs] Well, I’m sorry, ben. That visit was supposed to lift your spirits, and that was just weird.

Ben: Very weird.

Ciara: Very weird.

Ben: But at least we know our nephew’s doing well.

Ciara: Yes, yes, I agree. I just–I still cannot believe that jan spears is the mother. Speaking of mothers, my mother has been asking me to give her an update so I really should…

[Phone ringing] Oh my god, it’s her. Hi, mom. Yeah. I was actually just about to call you to tell you about your new grandson, shawn christian brady.

Ben: [Chuckles]

Jan: Can I see those photos that you took of shawn earlier?

Shawn: Yeah. Yeah. Ah, there they are.

Jan: Oh, my precious little angel. I’m so grateful to you for making it possible that I can stay here with him. I’d be even more grateful if you could run out and get me a chili cheeseburger with fries. I don’t know if I could survive another hospital lunch.

Shawn: Yeah, okay. No onion, extra pickle, right? Yeah, okay. I’ll bring it to you.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: So you guys know how much I love you, right? And that I’ll always be with you, no matter what? You know that? You know that? I need you– I need you to remember that. There’s something that I have to tell you about mommy.

Chloe: I can’t stop thinking about those kids.

Brady: Oh, I– I’ve had some conversations with rachel about her mom, but this.

Chloe: I know. It’s bad enough if it’s an accident or an illness or something, but what kind of a savage would brutally murder the mother of two young children?

Brady: Someone who has no heart. The scum of the earth. The lowest of the low.

[Ominous music]

Ej: Looks like someone left you holding the bag.

Lucas: The jewelry isn’t here. So what? So I still could’ve taken the jewelry and stashed it somewhere else. I could still be the one who killed abigail.

Sami: Lucas?

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Ben and Clyde look over baby Bo as he sleeps at home. Clyde wishes he could stick around but he has to get to work. Ben acknowledges that Clyde is really good with Bo. Clyde calls it pretty surprising and says he just learns from the best in Ben and Ciara. Clyde adds that being around baby Bo so much and seeing how much he needs both his parents makes him think of Abigail DiMera’s children losing their mom. Clyde calls it a tragedy for the whole family and then says he has to go as he exits.

Lucas sits alone in the town square and thinks back to waking up from drinking and wondering what the hell he did the night before. Brady approaches and asks if Lucas has a minute to talk about falling off the wagon. Lucas asks what the hell he’s talking about since he was in a meeting this morning and is 100% sober. Brady asks why he looks so guilty then.

EJ enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion and finds Chad laying on the couch, unable to sleep. EJ checks on him and offers to help him upstairs but Chad says he tried but couldn’t bring himself to enter his bedroom as he just remembered finding Abigail slipping away from him.

Belle is with Thomas and Charlotte at John and Marlena’s house. There’s a knock on the door which makes Charlotte hope it’s her mom. Belle answers the door to see Chloe and invites her in. Thomas complains that they thought it was going to be their mom.

Shawn sits with Jan in her hospital room. Jan cries about her baby being the smallest one and how he was crying while she couldn’t comfort him. Shawn encourages her. Shawn then gets a text from the warden, asking when he is going to bring Jan back to prison.

Belle sends Thomas and Charlotte to the kitchen to get cookies from John. Chloe realizes they still don’t know about Abigail.

Ciara comes home to Ben and baby Bo. Ciara asks Ben what’s wrong. Ben responds that he was just thinking about Abigail and how sad it is that she’s really gone, especially for her kids. Ciara calls it really heartbreaking to think about Thomas and Charlotte having to grow up without a mother. Ben recalls that he tried to do that when he tried to take Abigail away from her family. Ciara assures that was a long time ago and Ben was a different person then but he’s better now. Ben says not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about all the people he hurt. Ciara encourages that he’s with her now and their son, so everything is going to be okay. Ben says not for Chad as his whole world just fell apart.

EJ mentions that Harold told him that Chad sent the staff away which he confirms. EJ doesn’t think it’s a good idea for Chad to be all alone in the house. Chad responds that he is alone. EJ says that’s not true. Chad argues that Abigail is gone and not coming back because some evil son of a bitch decided to take her away from him.

Leo sits in the Brady Pub as he comes across a headline in The Intruder that states a police source says “Stolen Jewels may lead us to Abigail DiMera’s Killer”. Leo thinks back to stealing the jewels from Abigail’s box and begins to panic as he declares that he can’t get caught holding that jewelry so he has to find someone to take it off his hands.

Lucas tells Brady that he has nothing to feel guilty about. Brady brings up Lucas walking out of the meeting this morning. Lucas didn’t know Brady was there. Brady says that Lucas looked right at him. Lucas says it didn’t register. Brady argues that Lucas saw he was there and left. Lucas claims he didn’t see him and that he had somewhere else more important to be. Lucas says that he had to go pick Sami up at the airport as she got in from Italy this morning but her flight was cancelled so he came back. Lucas asks if he has any more questions. Brady asks what he’s not telling him.

Clyde approaches Leo and comments on his solid platinum gold money clip. Leo complains about the price of the chowder. Clyde remarks that it looks like he can afford it. Leo tells Clyde to make him an offer for the money clip but Clyde declines. Leo then informs him that he has some other items for sale. Clyde asks if he’s a salesman. Leo claims that an old aunt of his passed away and he’s the executor of her estate. Clyde says he’s sorry for his loss. Leo thanks him and claims they were very close. Clyde asks if he’s liquidating her assets. Leo says specifically some jewelry and asks if he’s interested. Clyde says he’d have to see it first. Leo tells Clyde to meet him in the park in ten minutes as he then quickly exits.

Lucas tells Brady that he’s just trying to enjoy his coffee and some peace. Brady apologizes as he’s not trying to pry in his personal business and he was genuinely worried when he walked out of the meeting. Brady remarks that Lucas doesn’t look too good, so he’d hate to think he skipped out on a meeting that he may have needed because of him. Lucas then admits to Brady that he went on a bender but it was one night and that’s it. Brady asks if it had anything to do with Abigail.

Chloe tells Belle that she came assuming that Brady was here and apologizes for not calling first. They sit together and talk about Thomas and Charlotte. Chloe mentions hearing that Jan had Shawn’s baby and says she’s so sorry for not being there to support Belle. Belle responds that it’s okay as she actually had a big broad shoulder to cry on in EJ. Belle informs Chloe that she stayed at the DiMera Mansion and it was very comforting. Chloe questions if Belle and EJ slept together. Belle assures that they didn’t, but admits they came close.

EJ tells Chad that he stayed at John and Marlena’s last night where Belle was. Chad asks about the kids. EJ says they are fine as they kept them occupied. EJ brings up the kids being away from home for two nights already. Chad argues that he knows. EJ says they are fine but they are asking for their father. Chad argues that he can’t see them like this, so he asks EJ to tell the kids that he’s sick or slammed at work. EJ agrees to do so but notes that they are asking for their mother too.

Ben tells Ciara that he came close to being where Chad is now and wishes he could tell him how sorry he is. Ciara asks what Ben is doing this afternoon. Ben says not much. Ciara says she is going to the hospital to meet their new nephew and invites Ben to come with her. Ben says he would love that.

Jan argues that Shawn can’t let them do this as she hasn’t even held their son. Shawn doesn’t think the warden will see that as reason for her not to go back to prison. Jan argues that their baby is premature and he needs her breast milk. Shawn tells her they will figure it out. Jan asks if he expects her to pump in the dirty prison and that he’ll bring the bottles back and forth every day. Jan argues that she needs to be here because their son needs her and she needs Shawn to make that happen right now.

Lucas asks Brady why his drinking would have anything to do with Abigail. Brady says that Lucas’s niece, whom he loved very dearly, was brutally murdered so he wouldn’t blame him if he wanted to numb the pain a bit of that. Brady adds that he’s worried about Jennifer having a slip up after losing her child so violently and horrifically. Lucas then admits that this is about Abigail.

Chad apologizes to EJ for lashing out and says he knows he has to do this, but he has no idea how he’s going to. Chad questions how to tell his children that they’re never going to see their mother again. Chad talks about how Abigail was reading The Hobbit to Thomas at bedtime and how Charlotte climbed the tree outside until Abigail climbed up to get her, even though she was terrified of heights. EJ encourages Chad that he’s not alone as he has his family. Chad responds that he can’t do this without her. EJ knows it seems impossible right now but insists that he will find the strength to go on and everyone who loves him will help and support him. EJ declares that Chad is their father and they need him now more than ever. EJ hugs Chad as he breaks down crying.

Belle tells Chloe that EJ has been really supportive through the whole nightmare with Jan and he came to the hospital to check on her, so after the baby was born, she asked EJ to get her out of there. Belle says they went to dinner, had a couple of bottle of wines, and ended up back at the mansion. Belle adds that she and EJ were almost at the point of no return when they heard Chad screaming for help. Chloe asks what if that hadn’t happened. Belle confirms that she and EJ would’ve ended up in bed together without question. Chloe asks if that means Belle and Shawn are over.

Shawn informs Jan that he just spoke with Kayla and she agrees that Jan should stay at the hospital with the baby for a little while longer, so she’s going to call the warden now. Jan excitedly hugs Shawn to thank him right as Ciara walks in with Ben and baby Bo. Ciara questions what’s going on here. Jan says she just got the best news that she doesn’t have to go back to prison right away. Shawn explains that the doctors feel that it would be best for the baby if she stays for awhile longer. Jan talks about how much a child needs it’s mother and says she hasn’t even gotten to hold their baby yet. Ciara says that must be really hard. Jan calls it torture and asks if she can hold Ciara and Ben’s baby.

Belle explains to Chloe that Jan is living in her house and just turned her office into a nursery while Marlena has just signed on to be Jan’s therapist. Chloe can’t believe it. Belle says Marlena is even making house calls because of Jan’s ankle monitor. Belle says she couldn’t take it anymore and had to create some distance. Chloe says she’s sorry and asks if she sees where this is going at all. Belle admits she doesn’t know since so much happened so fast and she just feels really torn. Belle says she obviously still loves Shawn but she hates that he’s let Jan just take over. Chloe questions how Shawn can’t see how wrong and hurtful this is since Jan has been trying to come between them for years. Belle declares that it looks like she finally succeeded. Chloe asks if that means Belle is moving on with EJ DiMera. EJ then walks in with Chad.

Lucas tells Brady that what happened to Abigail was horrible and ever since he found out yesterday, he can’t stop thinking about the terrifying possibility but then switches and says it’s that he can’t help Jennifer. Lucas says he saw Jennifer yesterday but he doesn’t know if she will ever recover from this. Brady encourages that Jennifer will be fine as she is strong and has people around her to support her. Lucas relates to being in the same hell with Will but he came back to them. Lucas complains that Abigail is not coming back after what this monster did to her. Brady notes that the cops think it could’ve been a robbery gone wrong which surprises Lucas. Brady explains that it was in the paper this morning that they found some jewelry and cash missing from the house, so they think if they can find the jewelry then they will find the person who killed Abigail.

Clyde meets Leo in the park. Clyde takes Leo’s bag and looks at the jewelry inside. Clyde guesses the jewelry is hot.

Ciara questions Jan wanting to hold her son. Jan points out that the whole supervised babysitting idea never happened so she thought it would be good practice for holding her own son. Jan asks what they think. Ben says it’s up to Ciara. Shawn agrees. Ciara then agrees to allow Jan to hold baby Bo. Jan holds baby Bo and calls herself his Aunt Jan. Jan talks about how Bo will grow up with his cousin, her baby Shawn. Ciara then questions them naming the baby Shawn.

Chloe tells Chad that she’s so sorry about Abigail and calls her a really wonderful woman. Belle says that Chloe stopped by to see Brady so they were just chatting while the kids are in the kitchen with John. Chloe decides to get going and sends her love to Jack and Jennifer. Belle decides to walk Chloe out. Chloe tells Belle that it’s quite some chemistry between her and EJ. Belle notes that they didn’t even say anything to each other. Chloe says she could still feel the heat between them and advises her to be careful not to get burned. Belle then brings up how her and EJ ran in to Chloe’s mom, Nancy, on a date with Clyde Weston and asks if she knew they were dating. Chloe admits she’s not happy about it. Belle thinks back to EJ sharing the secret with her that Clyde had him shot. Belle tells Chloe that she was at the prison a lot while EJ was there and she can tell her that Clyde is exactly who he has always been. Belle thinks it was a huge mistake to let him out on parole. Chloe points out that there’s nothing they can do about that. Belle feels they must do whatever it takes to convince Nancy to break up with him as she insists that Clyde is just as dangerous as he’s always been.

Leo claims not to know what Clyde means. Clyde tells him to cut the crap and accuses him of stealing the jewelry. Leo acts offended so Clyde goes to leave but Leo stops him and admits that the stuff is hot and he’s looking to unload it as quick as possible. Clyde responds that he just might be able to help him with that.

Lucas questions Brady saying it might have been a robbery and it’s possible that Abigail didn’t know the person and it wasn’t personal at all. Brady states that it’s possible but also possible that the things that were stolen are completely unrelated. Brady adds that Rafe will be working around the clock to figure out who did this. Brady knows Lucas wants to be strong for Jennifer but he’s obviously hurting as well. Lucas assures that he won’t pick up the bottle again. Brady tells him that he’s here for him if he wants to get anything off his chest, adding that whatever he says will stay between them. Lucas thanks him but says there is nothing more to tell and that he just drank one time, but he’ll regret it for the rest of his life.

Belle heads back inside and tells Chad that she’s so sorry as they all loved Abigail so much. Chad thanks her for taking such good care of his kids. Belle says they are here for anything he needs and asks if there’s anything they can do now. Chad asks her to go get his children for him as it’s time for him to tell them.

Lucas goes to his room at the Salem Inn and thinks back to Brady telling him about the cops looking for the stolen jewelry. Lucas states that he doesn’t remember anything about that night and wonders if it’s possible that he stole Abigail’s jewelry. Lucas says that if he did, maybe he stashed it in the room, so he starts looking through his drawers.

Leo questions Clyde being able to help him with the jewelry. Clyde explains that he’s on parole so he needs to keep his nose clean, but he does have friends who deal in this kind of thing all the time. Leo adds that he also has to keep his nose clean. Clyde points out that he doesn’t work for free. Leo agrees to give him a cut. Clyde declares that he gets a third of Leo’s cut and that’s not negotiable. Clyde says if Leo doesn’t like that, he can try to low ball somebody else so Leo agrees to his terms. Clyde says he needs to hold on to the jewelry to have his friend appraise it, but he feels Leo would rather him have it anyway. Leo supposes that would be best if he can trust him to hold up his end of the deal and not disappear without a trace. Leo adds that since Clyde is on parole, so if he did disappear, he’d have to tell the police his version of what happened and that could get messy. Clyde asks if he’s threatening him. Leo says no and just wants to know when he’s getting his money. Clyde tells him to check back in a couple of days and that he knows where to find him as he walks away.

Brady joins Chloe outside the Pub and they kiss as Brady welcomes her back. Chloe thanks him and says she missed him. Brady asks if she came from John and Marlena’s. Chloe confirms that she did as she thought he would be there, but when she walked in, she saw Belle playing with Charlotte and Thomas. Chloe mentions that the kids don’t know about their mom yet. Chloe adds that as she was leaving, Chad showed up. Chloe prays that Chad finds the strength to be able to tell his kids.

Belle brings Thomas and Charlotte in to see Chad. Chad hugs them and says he missed them so much. Chad suggests they spend some time together now. EJ and Belle then exit the house. Thomas asks if Chad and Abigail are still taking them to Boston. Chad promises to take them at some point, but right now they need to stay in Salem.

EJ asks Belle if she wants to get some air. EJ says he’d like to stay close in case Chad needs him, but they could take a walk in the park. Belle says she’d love to but thinks she’s going to go see Marlena at the hospital to see if she can refer a counselor for the kids. EJ calls that very thoughtful of her. Belle says they are in this together. EJ agrees as Belle then walks away.

Shawn says this is the first he’s hearing of a name for the baby. Jan thinks it suits their son perfectly. Jan suggests the name Shawn Christian Brady and asks if that’s okay. Shawn says that’s fine.

Ben and Ciara return home with baby Bo. Ciara apologizes to Ben as that visit was supposed to lift his spirits but that was just weird. Ben agrees but says at least they know their nephew is doing well. Ciara still can’t believe Jan Spears is a mother. Ciara mentions that her mother has been asking for an update. Ciara then gets a call from Hope and answers the call, saying she was just about to call her to tell her about her new grandson, Shawn Christian Brady.

Jan asks Shawn to show her the photos he took of their baby Shawn earlier, so he does. Jan expresses being grateful to Shawn for making it possible that she can stay here with their baby. Jan adds that she’d be even more grateful if he got her a chili cheese dog with fries instead of hospital lunch. Shawn agrees to get it and exits. Shawn then runs in to Belle at the hospital.

Chad sits with Thomas and Charlotte and tells them how much he loves them. Chad informs them that there’s something he has to tell them about their mom.

Chloe tells Brady that she can’t stop thinking about the kids. Brady talks about having conversations with Rachel about her mom but not this. Chloe questions what kind of savage would brutally murder the mother of two young children. Brady says it would be someone who has no earth, the scum of the earth, and the lowest of the low. Leo then walks up.

Clyde walks through the park with the bag of stolen jewelry. EJ then appears and says it looks like someone left him holding the bag.

Lucas finishes searching his room and concludes the jewelry is not there but worries that he still could have stashed it somewhere else and he could still be the one who killed Abigail. Sami then arrives, entering the room on crutches and surprising Lucas.

 

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Eli: Lani. Hey, you don’t have to do this.

Lani: I’m sorry, but I can’t lie anymore.

Chanel: Would you put down that camera?

Johnny: Oh, right.

Paulina: My sweet, sweet girl. I know. I know what you’re trying to do. She’s trying to take the burden off of me, but I did what I did and the truth is I would do it again.

Lani: Paulina, you don’t have to cover for me anymore. Dad, I’m telling the truth. Pulled the trigger. I’m the one who should suffer the consequences.

Julie: It doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger. The bastard got what he deserved.

Olivia: Amen.

Lani: [Sighs] Big mama, I know how much– how much ray hurt paulina…

Paulina: Yes, and he was about to hurt me again.

Lani: But his actions should have been decided by a court of law and not by me.

Abe: You know, if you were shooting him in self-defense or to defend your mother, then that’s a justifiable shooting.

Lani: That’s not how it went down that night at paulina’s apartment.

Paulina: Please, please, lani, stop.

Lani: I walked into the apartment just as ray was about to hit you. I looked over and I saw my father lying on the floor. You son of a bitch. I had just found out that tr shot my husband.

Tr: I can explain.

Lani: And all those things just came together at once. And the next thing I knew…

[Gunshot fires]

[Tense music]

Eli: Lani, you don’t have to say any more.

Lani: I do.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Lani: Paulina went to check on dad while I went to help ray, but it was too late. He was gone. And I realized that I killed my father.

[Sobbing]

Paulina: Here, here. Here, baby, here.

Lani: Ugh, ever since that moment, ray has been haunting me day and night because I have been carrying in the secret with me. And I didn’t want paulina to take the rap for me.

Abe: How did this happen?

Lani: That was the same night that ciara’s baby was kidnapped. Dispatch took forever to respond because half the force was on smith island.

Julie: I was so concerned that I sent steve over to paulina’s apartment to check on her.

Lani: When steve walked into the apartment, paulina just blurted it out. She said that she did it, that she shot ray.

Paulina: Look, please. Lani, don’t say anymore.

Lani: I tried. I tried to come clean there, but I was in such a daze. And I was so worried about you, dad. And then, paulina just said that I should keep my mouth shut and that I should just go to the hospital with you.

Abe: So she took– she took the heat for you.

Lani: Out of love. And now, I am telling the truth out of love for you. And the truth is I shot my father. I am guilty.

[Sobbing]

[Dramatic music]

Moderate to severe eczema

Lani: I’m sorry. I know you wanted me to keep this a secret.

Eli: We’ll figure it out.

Lani: Dad, paulina, I–I didn’t mean to do this in the middle of your wedding. I just–I couldn’t keep it inside any longer.

Johnny: Are you okay?

Allie: Of course she’s not. Lani, honey, we’ve got your back. We love you.

Abe: Yes, we do. All of us.

Kate: Maybe we shouldn’t be here.

Roman: We’re all in this together now.

Lani: No. Please, everyone. This is–this is supposed to be a celebration for my mom and dad’s marriage. Please just stay for them.

Paulina: But what are you going to do?

Lani: I’M… I’m gonna go down to the station and turn myself in.

Eli: I’ll take you down to the station myself.

Julie: No, you’re not.

Lani: Julie.

Julie: Not now. No, not ever. Darling, I know you’re doing this because you love your mother, but think, just think of your husband, of your children. Do you really want little jules and carver to be raised without their mother?

Lani: Of course I don’t, but–

Julie: Well, the first, most important thing a mother does is protect her children.

Paulina: And I can protect you from this. Now, let me do this for you, please.

Lani: I’ve already confessed.

Julie: Yes, just in front of us, just in front of your family. There were no outsiders here, and we all love you so much. And we love paulina and abraham, the whole family. And listen, you two just took a sacred vow. I propose that all of us take another vow.

Eli: We vow to keep this secret.

Julie: And to keep it our secret to our graves. All right. Who’s with me? Raise your hands.

Kate: Who would’ve thought honest abe?

[Tense music]

Lani: [Sobbing] Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Lani: I’m deciding for myself. Whatever tr did or didn’t do, I am an officer of the law and I shot an unarmed man. And I have to answer for that.

Julie: No, you don’T.

Lani: I love you. I love you all. And thank you for–

Olivia: And we love you, baby.

Lani: No, I love you. And thank you, everyone, for your offer… dad.

Abe: Sweetheart.

Lani: But coming clean today and speaking my truth is the first time that I have felt right since the night of that shooting. I love you guys. Baby, will you drive me to the station?

Eli: Yeah.

Lani: [Sniffles]

Abe: Sweetheart.

Paulina: Oh. I should go with them.

Abe: No, no, no. There’s nothing you can do right now. There’s nothing any of us can do.

Paulina: Oh, abe.

Allie: Hey.

Chanel: Hey.

Allie: Nobody touched the cake except for your mom and abe. Should we box it up? Bring it home in case they wanna celebrate later?

Chanel: Yeah, I think they would appreciate that. But the cake movers, they took the truck back to the bakery, so…

Allie: Okay. Well, that’s okay. We can do it ourselves.

Johnny: Uh, I can help. Whatever you guys need.

Allie: Great.

Eric: Hey.

Nicole: Hmm?

Eric: You okay?

Nicole: Yeah. Just thinking about lani. I grew up watching my father abuse my mother almost every single day. And that’s when abe came into my life. All those calls he took, coming to my house. And I know lani didn’t grow up watching that, but in the end, we both made the same decision.

Eric: Okay, but you didn’t kill your father.

Nicole: Yeah, but I willed him to die. And the only difference is I have no regrets.

Eric: So what happened here today brought up all those emotions.

Nicole: It did.

Paulina: I had to watch my baby girl grow up from a distance. I wasn’t there for her, not as a mother. Lani has to do the same thing if those babies are forced to grow up without her.

Julie: Oh, my word, the babies.

Olivia: They’re with the babysitter, aren’t they?

Julie: Well, yes, but the babysitter is expecting eli and lani to be back by now.

Theo: I’ll go relieve her. I’ll watch the kids for as long as they need me to.

Julie: Please let me go with you. I could use a little carver and jules time.

Abe: All right, thank you. Thank you both. Thank you.

Paulina: [Sighs] So how you doing, mama?

Olivia: I still have something to say about what you did.

Lani: Please have this typed up for me and then I’ll sign it. Why aren’t you saying anything?

Eli: Because I don’t know how to live without you.

Lani: Please don’T. Please don’t make this harder than it already is.

Eli: Am I making it harder on you? Good. Lani, once you sign that statement, there’s no going back. Look, maybe I don’t have the right to ask you this, but if you won’t to do it for paulina, will you do it for me? Will you do it for our kids? Baby, I can take this statement and I can rip it up right now. We can pretend that none of this ever happened. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Roman: Okay, put that stuff in the corner there. Kate and I will take it back from the back there later.

Eric: You got it, dad.

Roman: Thanks for your help, nicole.

Nicole: Yeah, of course.

Eric: Hey, thank you for helping us take the leftovers to the shelter so it wouldn’t go to waste.

Nicole: It’s my pleasure. I used to go to st. Luke’s almost every day when I was a secretary there. Feels like six lifetimes ago.

Eric: Yeah, try two priesthoods ago for me.

Nicole: Well, at least you can joke about it after how things went down.

Eric: Yeah, well, I didn’t really have a choice but to accept it and move on. I keep reminding myself it was just god’s will.

Kate: Well… so abe and paulina have another wedding debacle.

Roman: Yeah, but at least they got to make it official before lani’s confession.

Kate: Yeah, I know. I feel for her, though. I mean, that’s an impossible situation: Facing prison or your mother does.

Roman: Yeah, those are two gutsy women.

Kate: So what do you think is going to happen to her?

Roman: To lani?

Kate: Mm-hmm.

Roman: I don’t know, but at the very least, it is gonna be hard for her to keep her badge. She did shoot an unarmed man and lied about it afterward.

Kate: Yeah. Yeah, but I mean, he was an abuser, a criminal.

Roman: Yeah, and that should mitigate the charge, but it all depends on whether trask wants to make an example of lying. I mean, nobody wants to look soft on police shootings.

Kate: No. You know, I understand it isn’t technically self-defense, but she just didn’t seem aware of what she was doing, you know, when she pulled that trigger. So wouldn’t that be considered exculpatory?

Roman: Exculpatory?

Kate: Yes. Yes. I mean, if someone is not in, you know, the right state of mind–say they’re under the influence– wouldn’t that indicate that they didn’t have intent?

Roman: Have you been secretly studying law books at bedtime?

Kate: You know exactly what I’ve been doing at bedtime.

Eric: So…

[Awkward laughter]

Nicole: Oh, well, I guess if that’s all, I should get going.

Eric: You know what? We didn’t eat. Why don’t you stay here with us and have lunch? You know, that is, if you don’t already have something planned.

Nicole: Well, I mean–

[Stomach growls]

[Laughter]

Eric: Is that your stomach I hear rumbling?

Nicole: Maybe.

Eric: Then stay, eat.

Nicole: Okay. Yeah, I guess I could use a bowl of that clam chowder. Thank you.

Eric: All right.

Nicole: Yeah, of course.

Chanel: [Sighs] Okay, you could put it right on the table.

Johnny: Look, I’m really sorry about all this.

Chanel: Why? You had nothing to do with it.

Johnny: I mean, I’m the whole reason tr even came to town. If I hadn’t been working with him on my movie–

Chanel: You had no idea who he was. Nobody blames you.

Allie: Yeah, and nobody blames lani either. I mean, that’s why we were all so ready to keep that secret.

Chanel: I was so upset when I thought my mom might be going to prison, but now I don’t feel any better. It could be my sister.

Theo: Every time I thought they were going to sleep, the other one will wake ’em up.

Julie: Mm-hmm. Welcome to the wonderful world of twins.

Theo: [Chuckles] I don’t know how eli and lani do it. And how is he gonna manage on his own if lani goes to prison?

Julie: Darling, we all have to pray that lani’s gonna be exonerated. And if she isn’t, I think there are enough hands and hearts in this family to get the job done until our darling girl comes back to us.

Paulina: Mama, I know you have something to say about all of this, but I just can’t hear it right now.

Olivia: Oh, you will hear it. I have never been prouder of you.

Paulina: Proud?

Olivia: Yes. You made the biggest sacrifice a mother could make when lani was born. You gave her up to protect her.

Abe: And now–now you’ve done it all over again.

Olivia: I’m sure lani is proud to have you as a mother.

Paulina: That’s–that’s kind of you both to say, but it sure didn’t turn out to be the right thing now, did it? Oh, not to mention I lied to the police and to our family. And out of all the promises that I made to you that I would never lie to you again, I just left you completely in the dark.

Abe: I wasn’t exactly in the dark.

Lani: [Exhales sharply] If you tear up my statement, eli, you’ll be tampering with evidence.

Eli: I’m not worried about that right now.

Lani: If I– eli, if I keep going on with this lie, everyone at that wedding will have to lie for me.

Eli: Lani, they all raised their hands. They said that they would.

Lani: But even– even if I let them do that, eli, do you really think that there is any way in hell that this lie could stay a secret? I mean, with all those people knowing? And johnny dimera was recording it, for god’s sake. Eli, there’s no– there’s no turning back. I have to face the truth and deal with the consequences.

Paulina: What do you mean you weren’t in the dark?

Olivia: Honey. Honey, I’m gonna give you two a little alone time, okay?

Abe: When I woke up in the hospital, I knew that I remembered something that happened when I was semiconscious after– after tr’s attack. I heard you say, “what have you done?”

Paulina: Oh, I thought you were out.

Abe: Look, I just didn’t understand, but the more I thought about it, the more–the more I thought that lani was the one who really shot tr.

Paulina: So you knew all this time?

Abe: No. I talked to eli about my suspicions, and then he spoke to lani. And when he came back, he assured me that I was wrong, that lani was innocent. But you saw the way he acted today.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Abe: I think he knew.

Paulina: You think that lani told him the truth?

Abe: Yes. Yes, I do. That eli lied to me to protect his wife. And, well, I believed him because I didn’t want to imagine the outcome that–the outcome lani’s facing right now.

Eli: Baby, do you have any idea how long you can be locked up? How hard it can be for you inside as a cop?

Lani: Of course I know.

Eli: And do you know that by the time you get out, our children could be teenagers.

Lani: Part of the reason I am doing this is for jules and carver. You know, honey, I wanna be an example that they can be proud of.

Eli: You are, lani! You are! You don’t have to go to prison for that.

Lani: Eli, don’t you– don’t you see? Ever since the moment I pulled that trigger, I have been living in my own prison. Seeing tr everywhere that I looked. Hating myself.

Eli: You’ve told the truth to everyone that matters– your friends, your family.

Lani: And what about my responsibility to the badge?

Eli: [Sighs] Baby, we’re cops, but we’re human beings first. Sometimes the choices that we make are to put the people that we love above the law.

Lani: Mm. You’re talking about when I helped kristen.

Eli: Yeah. What’s the difference this time?

Lani: It was wrong for me to do it then, and it is wrong for me to do it now. Eli, I should have told the truth from the beginning. I–I wouldn’t have ruined another wedding, I wouldn’t have let another lie fester between my dad and paulina. I just–I hope that they can forgive me.

Johnny: What are you doing?

Allie: It’s tradition to freeze a piece of the wedding cake.

Johnny: For what?

Allie: So the bride and the groom can eat it on their first wedding anniversary. You never heard of this?

Johnny: Actually, no. No, I haven’T. Chanel, do you think they have that tradition in italy?

Chanel: I–I don’t know.

Allie: Why would you say that?

Johnny: Because, well, it just would’ve been nice to relive our wedding day one year later. We had our wedding dinner in this little osteria, and the owners were husband and wife. They’ve been together, like, 75 years. They made us this tiny cake. It was so delicious. You remember that?

Chanel: Mascarpone and lemon curd.

Johnny: Yeah, I wonder if they got a slice in the freezer somewhere with our names on it.

Roman: You know, one of the things that I appreciated about salem is that no matter how many wedding disasters we witness, hope springs eternal. We never give up on love, right?

Kate: Well, speaking of, there’s another salem wedding coming up, right? When’s a big day, nicole?

Nicole: Well, rafe and i were planning to get married this week, but we postponed it.

Kate: Really? Why?

Nicole: Because he’s leading the investigation into abigail’s murder.

Kate: Oh, god. Of course. That was so, so tragic. Has he zeroed in on any suspects?

Nicole: He hasn’t said anything to me yet. I don’t know.

Eric: Just doesn’t seem real.

Roman: I wish to god it weren’T.

Kate: Yeah. Well, maybe it’s just another reminder that life is short and you should be getting your happiness when it’s right in front of you.

Nicole: Well, rafe and i plan on rescheduling our wedding soon.

Kate: Hmm. Well, that wasn’t what I was getting at.

Roman: What were you getting at?

Kate: Well, eric, I’m sure you believe in signs.

Eric: Um, signs?

Kate: Yeah. You came back to salem, right, you were forced out of the priesthood, and then nicole postponed her wedding.

Roman: Kate, what are you doing?

Kate: I’m asking questions.

Roman: No, you’re not. You’re stirring the pot. We talked about this. It’s none of our business.

Kate: Well, actually, I’m just noting that when nicole accepted rafe’s proposal, she didn’t have all the facts, like the fact that eric is now back on the market.

Nicole: I am in love with rafe. We are very happy.

Kate: If you say so.

Nicole: You know, aside from the fact that this is embarrassing, I can’t believe you brought this up, kate. You’re presuming that eric wants to be with me, which he does not.

Kate: Well, how do you know that? Have you asked him?

Nicole: [Scoffs] We hit the bike trails every weekend

Nicole: Of course I haven’t asked eric that.

Kate: I’ll ask him.

Nicole: Oh, for god’s sake.

Kate: Eric, would you like to get back together with nicole?

Roman: Kate, stop it, all right? You’re embarrassing them both.

Kate: Okay. You haven’t given your answer.

Eric: Nicole’s capable of making her own decisions, and I’m sure she would appreciate if you would just drop this.

Nicole: Yes, I would. Thank you.

Kate: So you’re not going to answer the question. Duly noted.

Paulina: Big mama, you must be exhausted. Let’s get you back to my apartment.

Olivia: I don’t wanna go back to your apartment.

Paulina: Why not?

Olivia: For one thing, it’s your wedding night.

Abe: Oh, it’s still daytime.

Olivia: And there’s someplace else that we’re needed right now.

Johnny: Why are you giving me the patented allie horton death glare?

Allie: Because you’re being extremely annoying and insensitive. Reminding me that the two of you were this beautiful, married couple who was gonna be together for, like, 75 years?

Chanel: I don’t know about you two, but I am starving, and there is this giant cake just sitting here.

Allie: You want some cake?

Chanel: I don’t think my mom and abe would mind.

Johnny: It’s like you’re reading my mind.

Chanel: I’m gonna go grab some plates.

[Cell phone chimes]

Allie: What’s wrong?

Chanel: Uh, you two can stay as long as you want. Enjoy the red velvet, but I have to go.

Theo: I am so sorry about abigail. I mean, it’s just horrible, not only that she died but how she died.

Julie: It was shattering. That beautiful, young mother. I adored her.

Theo: If you wanna go be with your family, I’ll be fine. The kids are asleep.

Julie: No, darling. I would prefer to stay here and be useful, take my mind off things.

[Cell phone chimes]

Theo: Actually, would you mind if I stepped out for a little while? There’s somewhere I need to be.

Lani: I should have arrested tr. Instead, I went for my gun and I shot to kill, which not only makes me a murderer but a hypocrite. Do you know how many times I condemned trigger-happy cops for making us all look bad?

Eli: Baby, this is different. Tr hurt your family. Baby, he was about to do it again.

Lani: If I am serious about holding cops to a higher standard, making them accountable, then I need to do the same for myself.

Eli: Baby, you are a great cop. Look at me. Lani, look at me. You’re an even better mother, wife, daughter. We love you. We need you.

Lani: I don’t– I don’t want to be separated from you or the kids. But like I said, I…

[Sighs] I want jules and carver to be able to say that their mother did the right thing.

Eli: And you’re sure this is the right thing?

Lani: Yeah. That doesn’t mean that I’m not terrified. And the thought of being…

[Sighs] The thought of being away from you…

[Sniffles] I love you so much.

Eli: Come here.

Lani: [Sobbing]

Eli: I love you. I’ll be by your side the whole time. We’ll get through this together.

[Somber music]

Fishing helps ease my mind.

Nicole: Thank you for lunch, but I have to go pick up holly.

Eric: Hey, I’ll walk you out.

Nicole: Okay. Bye.

Roman: Bye.

Kate: Okay.

Roman: Kate, do you want to tell me what the hell that was all about?

Kate: What do you mean? Everything’s so gloom and doom these days. I just decided to try and be a matchmaker.

Roman: Okay, but why push my son to be with a woman you don’t even like?

Kate: Because it’s obvious he’s still in love with her.

Roman: How is it obvious?

Kate: Come on. It’s obvious to you. It’s obvious to me. And if nicole wasn’t trying to pretend, it would be damn well obvious to her too.

Eric: Nicole, I promise I did not put kate up to whatever that was she was doing, aside from being awkward and embarrassing.

Nicole: Okay, look, of course you didn’T. I know you well enough that you’d never stoop to that.

Eric: No. No, I wouldn’T. I mean, I would’ve never asked you to stay if I did.

Nicole: Well, I’m glad you did, you know, ’cause the chowder was amazing as usual.

[Laughter]

Eric: Good. Hey, and thank you for helping us earlier.

Nicole: Any time. So I’ll, um– I’ll talk to you soon.

Eric: Soon. And I’ll look out for the wedding invite. Bye.

Allie: You might be losing your touch.

Johnny: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Allie: Oh, come on, getting yourself hired as the videographer for the wedding and then inviting yourself over here.

Johnny: I was just helping you with the cake.

Allie: Yeah, and then you “helpfully” inserted some romantic memories of your beautiful, italian, fairytale wedding.

Johnny: So what, I’m not allowed to talk about our past?

Allie: What if I was constantly bringing up my past with chanel whom I’ve known a lot longer?

Johnny: It’s not about quantity.

Allie: All right, well, your quality isn’t so great either. She can see right through you.

Johnny: [Chuckles] You think she can’t see through you? “Oh, I wanna work in sweet bits again.” “Oh, let me bake your mom’s wedding cake.” I mean, come on, and the way– and the way you looked at her after she caught that bouquet.

Allie: Oh, that reminds me. I have to put this in the water.

Johnny: Mm-hmm. You know, I’m surprised you didn’t knock somebody over trying to catch that for yourself.

Allie: Why bother when chanel was motivated enough for the both of us? I mean, you notice how she talks about keeping her distance and taking things slow, but she did not hesitate to line up with the single ladies.

Johnny: You think that was all about her catching it so that she could marry you one day?

Allie: She’s a very superstitious person, okay? She doesn’t take that stuff lightly.

Johnny: Look, if chanel wants to marry anybody, it’s me. Again.

Allie: You tell yourself whatever you need to, johnny, but I’m gonna be cool and mature and not turn this into some juvenile competition. Okay? Whatever happens happens.

Johnny: I agree. And may the best twin win.

[Tense music]

Julie: [Sighs]

Lani: Are you gonna– are you gonna take it?

Eli: Rafe gave me the okay to escort you to booking myself.

Lani: Okay. Eli, thank you.

Eli: You’re ready to do this?

Lani: [Inhales deeply] As ready as I’ll ever be. What are you all doing here? Dad, mom, it’s your wedding day.

Paulina: We are where we all want to be. And big mama reminded me of what family does when the going gets tough– we cover you in love and in prayer, baby.

Chanel: We’ve got you, lani.

Abe: We all love you.

Lani: I’m so sorry.

[Chuckles weakly] This was supposed to be a day about celebration. Juneteenth. Your wedding. I know how much you were willing to sacrifice for me, paulina. Mama.

Paulina: Mm…

Lani: [Chuckles] I hope you don’t think that I just threw it all away.

Paulina: Mm-mm. Oh, no baby. No, I understand.

Olivia: We all do.

Abe: We are very, very proud of you.

Theo: You’re living your truth.

Olivia: Only way to live free.

Lani: That’s what you taught me, big mama. Thank you. All of you, thank you. I love you. I love you all so much. I love you so much, daddy.

Abe: Oh, yes.

Theo: I love you, sis.

Lani: I love you too. I love you, mama. Okay.

Paulina: Oh.

[Somber music]

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Eli tells Lani that she doesn’t have to do this but Lani declares that she cannot lie anymore as she still imagines TR. Chanel tells Johnny to put his camera down. Paulina argues that Lani is just trying to take the burden off of her but she did what she did. Lani tells her that she doesn’t have to cover for her anymore. Lani tells Abe that she’s telling the truth that she is the one who pulled the trigger, so she’s the one who should suffer the consequences. Julie argues that it doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger since TR got what he deserved. Olivia agrees. Lani knows how much TR hurt Paulina, but his actions should’ve been decided by a court of law and not her. Abe says if she was shooting him in self defense or to defend her mother, it’s a justifiable shooting. Lani says that’s not how it went down. Paulina pleads with her to stop but Lani explains how she walked in to the apartment and saw TR about to hit Paulina, then she saw Abe lying on the floor. Lani adds that she had just found out that TR shot Eli, so all those things came together at once and the next thing she knew. Eli stops her and says she doesn’t have to say any more, but Lani says she does. Lani continues that Paulina went to check on Abe, while she went to help TR but it was too late as he was gone. Lani states that she realized she killed her father. Lani cries that ever since that moment, TR has been haunting her every day and night because she’s been carrying this secret and she didn’t want Paulina to take the fall. Abe asks how this happened. Lani explains that it was the same night that Ciara’s baby was kidnapped so dispatch took forever to respond because half the force was on Smith Island. Julie recalls being so concerned that she sent Steve over to check. Lani says that when Steve walked in, Paulina just blurted out that she shot TR. Paulina asks Lani not to say anymore. Lani says she tried to come clean but she was in such a daze and she was worried about Abe while Paulina told her to keep her mouth shut and just go to the hospital with Abe. Abe questions Paulina taking the heat for Lani. Lani says she did it out love and now she’s telling the truth out of love for her. Lani declares that the truth is, she shot her father and she is guilty as she breaks down crying while Lani’s vision of TR finally disappears.

Lani tells Eli that she’s sorry as she knows he wanted her to keep the secret. Eli says they will figure it out. Lani tells Abe and Paulina that she didn’t mean to do this in the middle of their wedding, but she couldn’t keep it inside any longer. Johnny asks Chanel if she’s okay. Allie says of course she’s not. Chanel then encourages Lani that they love her and they have her back. Kate suggests to Roman that maybe they shouldn’t be here but Roman declares they are all in this together now. Lani argues that this is supposed to be a celebration for Abe and Paulina’s marriage, so she asks them to stay for them. Paulina asks what Lani is going to do. Lani responds that she’s going to the police station to turn herself in. Eli agrees to take her to the station himself. Julie argues against Lani doing that. Julie knows Lani is doing it because she loves her mother, but urges her to think of Eli and their children. Julie asks if Lani wants her kids to be raised without their mother. Lani says she doesn’t. Julie says the most important thing a mother does is protect her children. Paulina asks Lani to let her do this for her. Lani points out that she already confessed. Julie argues that it was only in front of her family and there was no outsiders. Julie says they all love them so much. Julie states that Abe and Paulina just took a sacred vow. Julie proposes they all take another vow to take this secret to their graves. Julie asks for a show of hands of who is with her. Paulina, Abe, Olivia, and Theo all raise their hands. Kate comments on honest Abe going along with it but is then surprised when Roman raises his hand as well, so Kate reluctantly does also. Chanel raises her hand, followed by Johnny and Allie. Nicole raises her hand and then Eric slowly does the same. They all look to El, who is the last person to raise his hand. Eli then hugs Lani as she cries.

Lani declares that she is deciding for herself as whatever TR did or didn’t do, she is an officer of the law who shot an unarmed man and she has to answer for that. Julie cries that she doesn’t. Lani says she loves them all. Lani hugs Julie, Olivia, Theo, Abe, Paulina, and Chanel. Lani thanks them for their offer but says coming clean today and speaking the truth is the first time she’s felt right since the night of the shooting. Lani repeats that she loves them and then asks Eli to drive her to the police station, which he agrees to do. Eli and Lani then walk out of the park together. Paulina wants to go with them but Abe tells her that there’s nothing any of them can do. Allie points out to Chanel that nobody else touched the cake, so she asks if they should box it up to take it home. Johnny comes over and offers to help with whatever they need. Eric asks if Nicole is okay. Nicole says she was just thinking about Lani as she grew up watching her father abuse her mother almost every day and that’s when Abe came in to her life. Nicole says Lani didn’t grow up watching that, but in the end they both made the same decision. Eric points out that Nicole didn’t kill her father. Nicole feels she willed him to die, so the only difference is that she has no regrets. Eric understands that what happened here brought up those emotions for her. Paulina talks about having to watch Lani grow up from a distance, unable to be there for her as a mother and now Lani will have to do the same thing if her babies are forced to grow up without her. Julie notes that the babysitter is expecting Eli and Lani to be back by now. Theo decides he will go relieve her and watch the kids for as long as they need. Julie decides to go with Theo. Abe thanks them as they leave the park. Paulina asks how Olivia is doing. Olivia says she still has something to say about what Paulina did.

In the interrogation room, Lani writes her statement and asks Eli to have it typed up for her and then she will sign it. Lani questions Eli not saying anything. Eli holds back tears as he declares he doesn’t know how to live without her. Lani asks him not to make it harder than it already is. Eli argues that once she signs that statement, there is no going back. Eli adds that maybe he doesn’t have the right to ask her, but he asks if she won’t do it for Paulina, will she do it for him and their kids? Eli says he can rip up her statement right now and pretend none of this ever happened.

Roman, Kate, Eric, and Nicole bring the food containers back to the Brady Pub. Roman instructs Eric and Nicole where to put them so they can pick them up later. Eric thanks Nicole for helping take the food to the shelters so it wouldn’t go to waste. Nicole recalls when she was the secretary at St. Luke’s. Eric talks about having to move on from being a priest again and telling himself it was God’s will. Kate comments to Roman that Abe and Paulina had another wedding debacle. Roman says at least they got to make it official this time before Lani’s confession. Kate feels for Lani, calling it an impossible situation. Kate asks Roman what he thinks will happen to Lani. Roman doesn’t know but at the very least, it will be hard for her to keep her badge since she shot an unarmed man and lied about it. Kate points out that he was an abuser and criminal. Roman feels that should mitigate the charge, but it all depends on whether Melinda Trask wants to make an example of Lani since nobody wants to look soft on police units. Kate understands it wasn’t technically self-defense but she didn’t seem aware of what she was doing when she pulled the trigger. Kate asks if that would be considered exculpatory if someone wasn’t in the right state of mind or under the influence, meaning they didn’t have intent. Roman asks if she’s secretly been studying law books. Nicole tells Eric that she should get going, but Eric invites her to stay for lunch if she doesn’t already have plans. Eric hears her stomach rumble and encourages her to stay and eat. Nicole then agrees to stay.

Johnny and Allie help Chanel bring the wedding cake home. Johnny says he’s sorry since he’s the whole reason that TR came to town. Chanel says he had no idea who he was, so nobody blames him. Allie adds that nobody blames Lani either and that’s why they were all willing to keep the secret. Chanel talks about being so upset when she thought her mom would go to prison and now she doesn’t feel any better that it could be her sister going to prison.

Theo and Julie get the twins to sleep at Eli and Lani’s. Theo worries about how Eli will manage on his own if Lani goes to prison. Julie says they will all have to pray that Lani will be exonerated, but if not, there are enough hands and hearts in their family to get the job done until Lani comes back to them.

Paulina knows Olivia has something to say about all this but she can’t hear it right now. Olivia tells her she will hear it. Olivia declares that she has never been prouder of her which surprises Paulina. Olivia states that Paulina made the biggest sacrifice a mother could make when Lani was born, by giving her up to protect her. Abe points out that now Paulina has done it all over again. Olivia is sure that Lani is proud to have Paulina as a mother. Paulina says that’s kind of them to say but feels it didn’t turn out to be the right thing. Paulina adds that she lied to the police and to their family. Paulina brings up promising Abe that she would never lie to him again and says she left him completely in the dark. Abe responds that he wasn’t exactly in the dark, surprising Paulina.

Lani tells Eli that if he tears up her statement, he would be tampering with evidence. Eli is not worried about that right now. Lani cries that if she keeps going on with the lie, everyone at the wedding will have to lie for her. Eli reminds her that they all agreed to do so. Lani asks if he really thinks there is any way in hell that the lie could stay a secret with all those people knowing. Lani adds that Johnny was recording it. Lani cries that there is no turning back, so she has to face the truth and deal with the consequences.

Paulina questions what Abe means by saying he wasn’t in the dark. Olivia decides to give them some alone time and walks away. Abe explains that when he woke up in the hospital, he knew he remembered hearing Paulina say “what have you done”. Paulina thought he was out. Abe says he didn’t understand but the more he thought about it, the more he thought that Lani was the one who really shot TR. Paulina questions Abe knowing all this time. Abe clarifies that he talked to Eli about his suspicions and Eli spoke to Lani, then came back and assured him he was wrong and that Lani was innocent. Abe believes Eli knew and that Lani told him the truth. Abe understands that Eli lied to him to protect his wife. Abe says he believed Eli because he didn’t want to imagine the outcome that Lani is facing now.

Eli asks Lani if she has any idea how long she could be locked up and how hard it could be inside for her as a cop. Lani says of course she does. Eli adds that by the time she gets out, their children could be teenagers. Lani cries that part of the reason she’s doing this is for their kids, so she can be an example they can be proud of. Eli argues that she already is and she doesn’t have to go to prison for that. Lani argues that ever since she pulled that trigger, she’s been living in her own prison and seeing TR every where she looked while hating herself. Eli argues that she told the truth to everyone that matters, her friends and family. Lani asks about her responsibility to the badge. Eli states that they are cops, but they are human beings first and sometimes their choices are to put the people they love above the law. Lani guesses he’s talking about when she helped Kristen. Eli confirms that and asks what is the difference now. Lani acknowledges that it was wrong for her to do it then and it is wrong for her to do it now. Lani says she should’ve told the truth from the beginning and then she wouldn’t have ruined another wedding or let another lie fester between Abe and Paulina. Lani hopes they can forgive her.

Allie brings up the tradition to freeze a piece of the wedding cake so the bride and groom can eat it on their first anniversary. Johnny never heard of that and wonders if they have this tradition in Italy since it would’ve been nice to relive he and Chanel’s wedding day one year later. Johnny reminds Chanel of their wedding day while Allie rolls her eyes.

Roman and Kate have lunch with Eric and Nicole. Roman talks about no matter how many weddings take place in Salem, hope springs eternal and they never give up on love. Kate brings up another Salem wedding coming up and asks Nicole when the big day is. Nicole responds that she and Rafe were planning to get married this week but they postponed it because Rafe is leading the investigation in to Abigail’s murder. Kate calls that so tragic and asks if there are any suspects. Nicole doesn’t know as Rafe hasn’t said anything to her. Eric says it doesn’t seem real. Roman wishes it wasn’t. Kate calls it another reminder that life is short, so they should get their happiness when it’s right in front of you. Nicole assures that she and Rafe plan on rescheduling their wedding soon. Kate says that wasn’t what she was getting at, so Roman questions what she was getting at. Kate remarks that she’s sure Eric believes in signs. Kate brings up that Eric came back to Salem, was forced out of the priesthood, and then Nicole postponed her wedding. Roman questions what Kate is doing. Kate responds that she’s asking questions. Roman feels she’s stirring the pot and says it’s none of their business. Kate notes that when Nicole accepted Rafe’s proposal, she didn’t have all the facts like the fact that Eric is now back on the market. Nicole insists that she is in love with Rafe and they are very happy. Nicole can’t believe Kate is bringing this up and presuming that Eric wants to be with her, which he does not. Kate asks how she knows that and if she asked him. Nicole says of course she hasn’t, so Kate asks Eric if he would like to get back together with Nicole. Roman tells Kate to stop. Kate points out that Eric didn’t answer. Eric responds that Nicole is capable of making her own decisions and he’s sure she would appreciate if Kate just dropped this. Kate remarks on Eric still not answering the question.

Paulina offers to take Olivia back to her apartment but Olivia says she doesn’t want to go, reminding her that it’s her wedding night. Abe points out that it’s still daytime. Olivia adds that there is some place else that they are needed right now.

Johnny questions Allie giving him her death glare. Allie complains that Johnny is being annoying and insensitive by reminding her that they were married. Chanel interrupts and says she’s starving with a giant cake just sitting there. Allie asks if she wants cake. Chanel doesn’t think Paulina and Abe would mind. Chanel goes to get plates but gets a text and tells them that they can stay as long as they want, but she has to go. Chanel then hurries out of the apartment.

Theo tells Julie that he’s so sorry about Abigail. Theo adds that if Julie wants to go be with her family, he’ll be fine as the kids are asleep. Julie says she would prefer to stay here and be useful to take her mind off things. Theo then gets a text and asks if she’d mind if he steps out for awhile because there is somewhere he needs to be.

Lani tells Eli that she should’ve arrested TR but instead she went for her gun and shot to kill, which not only makes her a murderer but a hypocrite. Lani talks about how many times she condemned trigger-happy cops for making them all look bad. Eli argues that this is different since TR hurt her family and was about to do it again. Lani says if she’s serious about holding cops to a higher standard and making them accountable, then she needs to do the same for herself. Eli calls her a great cop and an even better mother, wife, and daughter. Eli tells Lani that they love her and they need her. Lani cries that she doesn’t want to be separated from him or the kids, but she wants Jules and Carver to be able to say their mother did the right thing. Eli questions if she’s sure this is the right thing. Lani says that doesn’t mean she’s not terrified at the thought of being away from him. Lani tells Eli that she loves him so much and he hugs her as she cries. Eli tells Lani that he loves her and will be by her side the whole time, so they will get through it together.

Nicole says thanks for lunch but she has to go pick up Holly, so Eric walks her out of the Pub. Roman questions Kate what the hell that was all about. Kate says everything is so doom and gloom these days so she decided to try to play matchmaker. Roman questions why she was pushing his son to be with a woman that Kate doesn’t even like. Kate responds that it’s obvious that Eric is still in love with Nicole. Roman asks how it’s obvious. Kate says it’s obvious to them and Nicole too.

Eric promises Nicole that he did not put Kate up to whatever she was doing. Nicole knows him well enough that he would never stoop to that. Eric says he never would’ve asked her to stay if he did. Nicole is glad he did because the chowder was amazing. Eric thanks her for helping them. Nicole says anytime and she’ll talk to him soon. Eric mentions that he’ll look out for his wedding invite as Nicole then walks away.

Allie and Johnny eat wedding cake. Allie comments that he might be losing his touch. Johnny claims he was just helping her with the cake. Allie complains that he had to insert his romantic memories of his beautiful Italian fairy tale wedding. Johnny asks if he’s not allowed to talk about their past. Allie asks what if she constantly brought up her past with Chanel, who she has known a lot longer. Johnny asks if she thinks Chanel can’t see through Allie and how she looked at her after she caught the bouquet. Johnny is surprised Allie didn’t knock somebody over to catch it herself. Allie responds that Chanel was motivated enough for the both of them. Allie says Chanel talks about keeping her distance and taking it slow but she did not hesitate to line up to catch the bouquet. Johnny argues that if Chanel wants to marry anybody, it’s him again. Allie says she will not turn this in to some juvenile competition, so whatever happens, happens. Johnny agrees and says may the best twin win.

Julie looks at Eli and Lani’s wedding photo.

Lani signs her official statement and hands it back to Eli. Eli informs her that Rafe gave him the OK to escort her to the booking himself. Lani thanks him. Eli asks if she’s ready to do this. Lani says she’s as ready as she’ll ever be. Eli and Lani then exit the interrogation room to find Abe, Paulina, Olivia, Chanel, and Theo at the police station. Lani questions what they are all doing here, reminding Abe and Paulina that it’s their wedding day. Paulina assures that they are all where they want to be as Olivia reminded her of what family does when the going gets tough. Abe assures Lani that they all love her. Lani apologizes as this was supposed to be a day about celebration, Juneteenth, and their wedding. Lani knows how much Paulina was willing to sacrifice for her. Lani hopes she doesn’t think she’s throwing that all away. Paulina and Olivia assure that they understand. Abe adds that they are very proud of her. Lani thanks them and says she loves them all so much as she hugs them all. Eli then escorts Lani away.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Lani confessed to killing Ray. Eli and Paulina tried to stop her from confessing. Lani told everyone that Ray needed to be stopped, but not by her. Abe thought she did it in self-defense. Lani said it didn’t happen that way. She explained what happened when she shot Ray. Lani apologized to Eli for confessing. Julie tried to talk Lani out of confessing to what she did. She wanted everyone to keep quiet about what she did to protect her children. Everyone at the wedding agreed to keep what she did quiet. Lani was grateful to everyone for wanting to keep quiet, but she wanted to confess to what she did. She asked Eli to drive her to the station. Paulina wanted to go with them. Abe told her there was nothing she could do.

Olivia told Paulina that she was proud of her for what she did for Lani. Paulina was surprised by that. She talked to Olivia and Abe that she promised not to lie. She felt bad for leaving him in the dark. He said he wasn’t exactly in the dark. Eli wanted to tear up Lani’s confession. She didn’t want him to tear it up. She didn’t think her lie could stay hidden for long. She said there was no turning back. She wanted to face the truth and suffer the consequences. Abe explained how he knew that Lani possibly killed Ray. Eli told Lani how long she could be locked up. Lani realized she should have arrested Ray. She shouldn’t have shot to kill. Eli tried to make her feel better about what she did, but she didn’t hear him. Eli assured her that he would be by her side the entire time. He told her they would get through it together.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Olivia went to see Julie and Eli. Olivia offered her condolences over Abby. Julie brought up TR and called him a monster. Eli tried to change the conversation, but Olivia said she didn’t do anything about Paulina and TR’s relationship before it ended in murder. Eli changed the subject and brought up Juneteenth. Olivia explained it to Julie. Lani was struggling to keep it together when TR knocked on the door. She closed the door in his face. She told herself that he wasn’t real. She panicked when she heard another knock on the door. It was Theo. He wondered what was wrong. She said she thought he was her neighbor. TR said Theo didn’t believe her when he asked her about Paulina’s murder charges. She ran off. Eli showed up. Theo wondered what was going on with Lani. Eli said it was the weight of the world. Chanel and Lani helped Paulina get ready for the wedding. Paulina was happy to have both daughters help her get ready. Paulina said she needed a matron and maid of honor. Paulina sent Chanel out of the room. Paulina asked Lani how she was doing. Lani said she felt terrible letting her take the heat for her crime. Paulina said it was her wedding day and she wanted her daughter to be happy.

The ceremony got started. Lani looked at a bloody TR standing behind Abe. Abe and Paulina said their vows to each other. Abe said their love would never end. He said he wanted to spend their lives together. Paulina wasn’t sure how she could top his speech. Paulina said her vows. She said he was someone she didn’t see coming. She said she hadn’t planned on revealing her secret about Lani. She said she fell in love with Abe and all her secrets came out. Eric concluded the wedding. Abe and Paulina jumped the broom. TR continued to taunt Lani. She ignored him. She made a toast to Abe and Paulina. She said she couldn’t let Paulina protect her anymore. She said her parents deserved a life together. Eli and Paulina tried to stop her. She said she was the one who shot TR. Everyone at the wedding was shocked.

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Days Transcript Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Roman: [Sighs]

Kate: Hey, are those for the hortons?

Roman: They are–couple quarts of chowder and two sandwiches.

Kate: I feel so badly for them, and for chad and thomas and charlotte. There’s just been so much suffering this year.

Roman: You are right about that, which means that we really need some happy news.

Paulina: Did I hear someone say in they’re in the market for some happy news?

Kate: [Laughs] Well, you’re pretty chipper for someone who just got bailed out.

Paulina: Well, why shouldn’t I be? Today is juneteenth, and i can’t think of a better way to celebrate freedom than by marrying the man I love.

Kate: [Laughs] Well, I guess that depends on how you feel about marriage.

Roman: Wait a minute. You and abe are getting married for real?

Paulina: For real, for real this time. We are finally jumping that broom today, and we want you both to be there.

Abe: Mm, all right, check on the cake, get my clothes from the cleaners…

[Laughs] Oh, yes. They got the rings.

Allie: Well, this is perfect timing. I just finished one juneteenth wedding cake– rush order.

Abe: Aw, you are a angel, a angel, allie. Oh, thank you so much. Thank you for doing this on such short notice.

Allie: No problem. It’s not like I was up until 4 A.M. Finishing it. Okay, I was up until 4 A.M. Finishing it.

Abe: Aw, well–[Chuckles] Oh, and chanel helped, I hope.

Allie: Actually, no, but only because she was so busy helping her mom with last-minute wedding prep.

Abe: Yeah, of course, of course. Well, I can’t thank you enough, allie.

Allie: Yeah, of course. It was my pleasure, and I really loved researching all the juneteenth traditions. Um, it’s red velvet with butter cream frosting, just like the kind chanel’s big mama used to make when she was little.

Abe: Yes. I mean, you probably learned from all your research that red foods traditionally have special meaning for descendants of african slaves.

Allie: Yes, I did learn that.

[Both laugh]

Abe: So what is in the box?

Allie: Um, tea cakes. Um, another juneteenth staple, right?

Abe: Yes. My mother used to make tea cakes for me and my siblings, and they were–they were a delight.

Allie: Well, I’m just hoping that paulina and all of your guests like them.

Abe: Well, come and find out for yourself.

Allie: Oh, no, we’re having cake movers deliver everything to the wedding.

Abe: No, I mean as a guest. We would love to have you there.

Allie: Oh, I thought it was family-only.

Abe: And you are family, allie, and I know chanel would love to have you there.

Allie: Well, in that case, I’m in.

[Both laugh]

Abe: Good, all right.

[Both laugh]

Johnny: Well, I’m glad you and aunt belle are keeping the kids busy. How’s uh–how’s uncle chad holding up? Yeah. Well, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

[Chuckles] No, I haven’t heard from chanel.

[Door clicks open] Dad, I told you–

[Door clicks shut] Chanel asked me to– um, dad, let me call you back. Something just came up.

[Cell phone beeps] Hi.

Chanel: Hi.

[Dramatic music]

Julie: Ms. Price, I heard so many wonderful things about you.

Olivia: Thank you. Please, call me olivia, or better yet, call me big mama. After all, we’re family.

Julie: [Sighs] Yes, we are family, and our family’s expanding this very day.

Olivia: Yes!

Julie: With the wedding of your daughter–the long-awaited and anticipated wedding to abraham.

Eli: I cannot believe it is finally happening.

Julie: Thank god it is. That’s what we all need– something hopeful to look forward to.

Lani: Damn.

[Sighs] Okay.

[Exhales deeply] Get it together, girl. Get it together.

[Exhales deeply]

[Knocking] Coming.

Tr: Hello, lani.

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Tr: You didn’t think you could get rid of me that easily?

Lani: Okay, okay, okay. He’s not real. This is not real. This is not real, lani. There’s nobody at the door. There’s nobody at the door.

[Exhales deeply] Okay, girl. You gotta get it together.

[Exhales deeply] There’s no one at the door.

[Knocking] Go away!

Theo: Lani? It’s me.

Lani: What?

Theo: Are–are you okay?

Lani: Okay. Theo?

Theo: Um, what’s goin’ on?

Lani: Oh, my god. Oh, my god, it’s really you. Oh, my god. Thank god. Thank god.

[Sighing]

Olivia: Eli told me about your family’s loss. I’m so very sorry, julie.

Julie: Abigail was a wonderful woman, and…

[Sighs] She was taken far too soon.

Olivia: I’m praying for all of you.

Julie: Thank you. One thing her death has taught me is that no future is guaranteed. You just have to reach out and grab all the happiness that comes your way right now, in the present.

Paulina: Oh, we don’t want anything fancy, just some picnic food–hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixin’S.

Roman: We can handle that.

Kate: Are you sure?

Roman: Yeah, kate, I can cater a picnic.

Kate: Yeah, oh that’s– I mean you. Are you sure about that? Do you really wanna have hot dogs at your wedding?

Paulina: Well, normally, I would not, of course. But, you know, since, you know, most of salem will already be cooking out for the town’s first annual juneteenth extravaganza, I decided, “go with the flow.”

Roman: Okay. Well then, not only am I honored to provide the food, but kate and I will be thrilled to attend.

Paulina: Oh, that will make abe so very happy.

Roman: Well, you two have been through so much to get here, you deserve a celebration.

Paulina: Amen to that. Speaking of which, you know, I still haven’t found someone to perform the ceremony.

Roman: What about marlena?

Paulina: [Grunts] Yeah, I gave that some thought, but after what happened the last time she officiated, I don’t wanna take any chances.

Roman: Understandable.

Kate: Well, who are you gonna get to marry you at such a late date?

Paulina: Mm, you know…

Eric: What?

[Upbeat music]

Moderate to severe eczema

Chanel: Doughnuts made fresh this morning.

Johnny: Thanks so much.

Chanel: Johnny, I am so sorry about abigail. I can’t even imagine what your family must be going through.

Johnny: [Sighs] Yeah. Yeah, it’s been really tough, especially on chad and the kids. She was a great person.

Chanel: Yeah.

Johnny: Well, hey, I heard your mom made bail. That’s excellent news.

Chanel: Thanks, and believe it or not, she’s getting married to abe today.

[Both chuckle]

Johnny: Really? Wow, that’s amazing. Tell her I say congrats. Not that she wants to hear that from me.

Chanel: Nah, she’s okay with you these days. Ah, but anyway, I should get going. I still have a ton to do if we’re gonna pull this thing off. So…

Johnny: Oh, what’s, uh– what else is on your list?

Chanel: Oh, what isn’t on my list? I have decorations, music, and mama wants the whole wedding recorded, so I have to find a videographer before I go over to help her get dressed.

Johnny: Uh, hello?

Chanel: Hello.

Johnny: No, no, I mean, what–what about me?

Chanel: You wanna help mama get dressed? Oh! [Laughs] You mean you could video the wedding?

Johnny: Yeah, I mean, “possessed: The marlena evans story” might not be making it to a streaming service near you, but I think I could probably manage to shoot a wedding. That is, if you’re okay with me being there.

Nicole: Aw, abe, I am so happy for you–for both of you.

Abe: Aw, thank you so much. Me too. So what about you?

Nicole: What about me?

Abe: I heard that you and rafe have postponed your wedding.

Nicole: We did.

Abe: Because?

Nicole: Because rafe is swamped with this investigation into abigail’s murder.

Abe: I understand. I did speak to jack and jennifer, by the way. We were wondering if– if this would be a good time to have the wedding. But they gave us their blessing, and they thought it would be– it would be a tribute to abigail’s memory.

Nicole: Yes–would be a lovely way to celebrate. I couldn’t agree more.

Abe: Good. Then that means you will join us in the celebration.

[Both laugh]

Nicole: I wouldn’t miss it.

Abe: Ooh, good, good.

Nicole: Yes.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: Who’s this handsome devil?

Roman: Oh, this is my son, eric. Eric, paulina price.

Eric: Oh, it’s nice to meet you, ms. Price.

Paulina: Oh, wait, wait. Eric? As in father eric brady, the priest?

Kate: Well…

Paulina: Oh, this is perfect! Talk about a sign from the good lord above.

Eric: Am I missing something here, dad?

Paulina: Oh, father brady, father brady, I need you to marry me and abe!

Eric: [Laughs]

Julie: I have to tell you, ms. Price. Your daughter paulina has been an inspiration to me– well, that she’s going forward with this wedding after everything she was put through with lani by that awful tr coates.

Eli: Grandma, please, let’s– let’s not talk about him today, all right? Today is a good day. It’s a good day.

Julie: Agreed, agreed. And I hope paulina doesn’t lose a second of sleep over that monster.

Olivia: I just wish I had done something sooner to get her out of that situation.

Julie: I’m sure you did the best you could.

Olivia: I just wish paulina would’ve let the police handle ray. Then my baby wouldn’t be facing a prison sentence for murder.

[Dramatic music]

Lani: I can’t believe you got here so quickly.

Theo: Um, gabi sent the dimera jet to johannesburg for me and jj.

Lani: Oh, that was–that was good of her.

Theo: So are we gonna talk about what just happened?

Lani: What do you mean?

Theo: You seemed really freaked out when I knocked on the door. Who’d you think it was?

Tr: Go ahead, lani.

[Echoes] Tell him.

From prom dresses

Chanel: Oh, I don’t know if it’s such a good idea for you to film the wedding.

Johnny: Why?

Chanel: You know why, johnny.

Johnny: Look, chanel, I promise this is not about me trying to get you back, okay? I just–I wanna help you and your mom out. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. I won’t even charge you.

Chanel: This video better be ava duvernay level good.

Johnny: You won’t be sorry.

Chanel: All right, johnny. See you at the wedding.

[Dramatic music]

Eli: Big mama, what were you telling us on the way over here about how you and your family used to celebrate juneteenth back in texas?

Julie: Oh, I’d like to know more about that. I’m afraid that’s a holiday that I’m not as familiar with as I would like to be. Uh, for starters, why is it called “juneteenth?”

Olivia: Well, honey, in june 19, 1865, a union general gave the order to free the slaves in texas.

Eli: Yeah, almost two and a half years after abraham lincoln had issued the emancipation proclamation.

Olivia: Texas slaves were in bondage that whole time, and that’s why for us, juneteenth is as important as the fourth of july.

Eli: It started in texas, but eventually, the descendants of slaves started celebrating everywhere.

Olivia: And my mama made sure to carry on the tradition when we left texas for miami.

Julie: What are some of the traditions?

Olivia: Well, there’s rodeos, cookouts, church services, and honey, let me tell you, the food…

Julie: Sounds like I’ve been missing out.

Olivia: Oh, you have.

Eli: Yes, it’s a good time, grandma.

Olivia: It is. But we’re always mindful of what our ancestors endured and how much more we have to overcome.

Paulina: So they defrocked you for saving your mom and your niece’s mortal souls?

Eric: Mm, pretty much.

Paulina: Oh, under the heading of “no good deed going unpunished.” Oh, I guess I’ll just have to find someone else.

Kate: Hey, eric, you performed this ceremony for rex and sarah, didn’t you? And you weren’t a priest then, right?

Eric: I–I did.

Roman: Well, that means you’re still licensed.

Eric: Well, in the eyes of the state.

Paulina: Oh, well, that’s good enough for me! So can you do it? Can you do it? Can you–can you marry abe and me today?

Eric: Today? Uh, yeah, you know, abe’s like an uncle to me. I’d be honored to.

Paulina: Oh, well! [Laughs] Ooh. Priest or not, you’re a lifesaver.

Eric: My pleasure.

Paulina: [Laughs] And not bad on the eyes either.

Roman: Easy, easy.

Kate: Hey, hey, hey, don’t you think you have a wedding to get ready for?

Paulina: Oh! Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, oh, yeah. Right, right, right, okay. I’ll see you guys later at the park, okay?

[Laughs]

Lani: Um, when you were– you were at the door, I–I thought you were my downstairs neighbor who is always complaining about the twins making too much noise.

Tr: I don’t think he believes you.

Theo: How’s paulina holding up?

Lani: I mean, she’s– she’s getting married today.

Theo: But she’s still facing murder charges.

Lani: Paulina–she did what she did to protect me and dad, and she is confident that justin is gonna get her off.

Tr: But you aren’t, are you? Because you know the truth. Why not tell your fake brother?

Lani: Listen, do you mind hanging here and watching the twins until the babysitter comes? I need to head over to paulina’s and help her get ready.

Theo: Of course. I’ll see you at the park?

Lani: Thank you. I–I…

[]

Paulina: So, ladies, how am I looking?

Chanel: Well, I think that your personal glam squad did a mighty fine job.

Paulina: Mm-hmm, and I am so grateful.

[Laughs] Oh, lani, chanel, my sweet angels, you can’t know what it means to me to have you both here with me.

Chanel: Uh, listen, mama, I know I gave you a lot of grief last time about lani being your matron of honor. But I want you to know that this time, I’m totally cool with it.

Paulina: Oh, well I’m glad to hear that, chanel. But I’ve decided that a wedding this fabulous needs to have both a matron and a maid of honor.

Chanel: Really?

Paulina: Oh, yes!

[Laughs] I want you both to stand up for me when abraham and I are joined in holy matrimony.

Lani: Are you sure?

Paulina: Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, if you’re willing to share.

Chanel: Well, of course I am. I love it. Lani?

Lani: [Chuckles] Sounds great.

[Laughter]

Paulina: Well, yay. Well, group hug.

[Laughter] Aw… mm…mm.

Eli: Well, I’ll be damned. Kid’s in town for a few hours, and he’s already raiding the fridge.

Theo: Busted.

[Both laugh]

Eli: It’s good to see you, man. Here, bring it in.

Theo: Hey, you too.

[Both sigh]

Eli: How you been?

Theo: Uh, well, my dad’s getting married, so no complaints. Oh, um, the babysitter just got here. She’s giving the kids a bath.

Eli: Oh, good. Where’s lani?

Theo: She went over to paulina’s to help her get ready.

Eli: Oh, yeah, that’s right.

Theo: Hey, is she okay?

Eli: What do you mean?

Theo: Well, when I first got here, she was acting really weird.

Eli: Weird, how?

Theo: Like, scared? She said that she’s been hassled by some nosy neighbors, but I don’t know. It felt bigger than that.

Eli: Well, yeah, you know how your sister is. She’s always got the weight of the world on her shoulders. I’m sure she’ll be back to herself soon.

Theo: I hope so.

Eli: Look, I’m gonna go say bye to the twins, and then we’ll be off to get your pops married.

[Dramatic music]

Chanel: And just a little gloss to finish off your makeup.

Paulina: [Laughs] Well, thank you, darling. Do me a favor, would you? Grab me a sparkling water.

Chanel: Uh, be right back.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Well, how are you feelin’, baby? Be honest with me.

Lani: Honestly, I’m–I’m having a really hard time being cheery when I know that you’re taking the heat for a crime that I committed. You and dad should be planning your future together instead–

Paulina: Lani, lani, listen to me. This is my wedding day, and the only thing I want for my daughter and matron of honor is for her to keep her mouth shut.

Abe: Well–oh, eric.

Eric: Hey, there he is.

Abe: Thank you for doing this.

Eric: Of course. Yeah, you kidding me? It’s an honor.

Kate: Oh, my gosh. Well, anyway, I’m going to check out and see how roman’s doing with the grill.

Abe: Ah, all right, all right. Um, well, have you met paulina yet?

Eric: She’s a force of nature, that one.

[Both laugh]

Abe: She is. Well, I am going to take my pre-wedding tea cakes, and I will see you at the altar.

Eric: All right, I’ll see you then.

Abe: Thanks a lot.

Eric: Hey there, nephew.

Johnny: Eric, I didn’t know you were invited.

Eric: Actually, I’m officiating today’s proceedings.

Johnny: Oh, well, then I will be sure to frame you well.

Eric: Frame?

Johnny: I’m also here to do a job.

[Both giggling]

Nicole: [Clears throat]

All: What are you doing here? We hit the bike trails every weekend

Johnny: Chanel needed a videographer, so I offered my services.

Allie: How convenient.

Johnny: I’m just trying to do a nice thing here. What about you? What, she invite you?

Allie: I baked the wedding cake.

Johnny: You just thought you’d put on that fancy dress and come drop it off?

Allie: Actually, abe invited me as a guest.

Johnny: Ah, now that is convenient.

Allie: Excuse me, abe is like family to me.

Johnny: And I suppose you’ll be sitting next to chanel?

Allie: Make sure you get a lot of close-ups.

Johnny: Mm.

Nicole: Um, I didn’t expect to see you here.

Eric: I was a–I was a last-minute addition. Paulina wasn’t too keen on my mother performing the ceremonies.

Nicole: Oh, well, that was nice of you.

Eric: Is this gonna be too hard?

Nicole: Why would it be too hard?

Eric: Well, I mean, with you and rafe, you know, canceling your wedding.

Nicole: We didn’t cancel it. We just postponed it. I told you that.

Eric: Oh, right, that’s what I meant.

Abe: Excuse me, the ladies have arrived, so we’ll be starting the ceremony very soon.

Nicole: Okay.

Eric: Okay, showtime. Um, I’ll see you after the ceremony?

Nicole: Sure.

[Elegant music]

Johnny: Nice dress.

Chanel: Thank you. Hey.

Allie: Hi. You look amazing.

Chanel: You too. You came to drop off the cake?

Allie: Abe invited me to be a guest.

Chanel: Oh, he did?

Allie: Is that a problem?

Chanel: No, no, of course not. Um, I know how close you guys are. Thanks for making the cake. It means a lot to my family.

Allie: Yeah. You know, it’s my pleasure.

Lani: Oh, hi, brother.

Theo: Look at you.

Lani: You look so handsome.

Theo: Thank you.

Lani: [Laughs]

Eli: You look great.

Lani: Aw, you don’t look so bad yourself.

Eli: How you doin’?

Lani: I’m fine.

Eli: You’re sure?

Lani: Yes, why?

Eli: Theo mentioned that you seemed a bit jumpy. You said something about a nosy neighbor?

Lani: Oh, baby, you don’t– you don’t need to worry about that right now.

Eli: Well, I am worried. I mean, I know how guilty you’ve been feeling, and now to be here at paulina’s wedding?

Lani: She made it very clear that she wants me to keep it a secret.

Eli: And you agreed?

Tr: [Echoes] I just love a good wedding. Don’t you?

Olivia: [Laughs]

Paulina: Oh, I’m glad you’re here, mama.

Olivia: I’m so happy for you. Now stop talking and go get married.

[Laughter]

Abe: How you take my breath away.

Paulina: Right back at you, mayor carver.

My asthma felt anything but normal.

Eric: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of abraham carver and paulina price. It’s been brought to my attention that this day was not chosen randomly, for today is not just any day. Today is june 19, 2022. On this day, back in 1865, in galveston, texas, the last of the confederacy’s slaves were proclaimed free. On this meaningful day, abe and paulina tell me that they wanna share a message of faith and freedom and abiding love. I understand that you two wrote your own vows. Abe, would you like to start?

Abe: Yes, I’d love to. Paulina, from the moment you sashayed into my life, I knew nothing was ever going to be the same again, but our road was not an easy one, was it? There was always love, the sacrificial love of a mother for her daughter, the daughter’s love for a family that she had come to know, and there was– there was our love, paulina, a love that simply could not be denied… and we know that because a good friend gave me a swift kick in the behind when–when I almost let it slip away.

Julie: You’re welcome.

[Laughter]

Abe: Paulina price, by the time I met you, I had–I had thought that I had experienced the last great love of my life. But every day, every day you prove that love is not in my past. It’s in my present. And most importantly, it’s in my future. And so I hope to share that love to our children and our grandchildren as long as god blesses me to be by your side.

Eric: Beautifully said, abe. Paulina?

Paulina: What? You expect me to top that?

[Laughter] I mean, the man is a politician. So I won’t even try. I haven’t written some big speech or some fancy speech, but instead, I wanna speak from my heart.

Abe: Well, I would expect nothing less.

Paulina: And what I wanna say is that abraham carver, you were a problem for me.

Abe: A problem?

Paulina: Yes, you were. You were a complication that I didn’t need or didn’t even see coming. I came to salem to sneak some time with my–my niece and her babies. I was so desperate to keep my true relationship to lani a secret, and I would have. I would have if I hadn’t fallen in love with you. But fall, I did. And before I knew it, all my secrets were laid bare, and that’s what I want us to be–honest, raw, real, and in love. From this day on, and for all the days of our lives.

Eric: If there is anyone who has just cause that these two should not wed, speak now or forever hold your peace.

[Suspenseful music]

Olivia: Uh, preacher man, hurry ups, yeah? Before the devil decides to make a return appearance.

Eric: All right, you make a good point, ms. Price.

Olivia: Big mama, please.

Eric: Okay, big mama. All right, here we go. Do you, abraham carver, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love and cherish in sickness and health, till death do you part?

Abe: I do.

Eric: And do you, paulina price, do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love and cherish in sickness and health, till death do you part?

Paulina: I do.

Eric: Can I have the rings, please? All right, give you a hand. This is yours. There you go. This would be yours. Mm-hmm, okay. Repeat after me: With this ring…

Abe: With this ring…

Eric: I thee wed.

Abe: I thee wed.

[Dramatic music]

Paulina: With this ring, I thee wed.

Eric: Here comes the best part. By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife. Abe, you can kiss your wife.

Abe: Ooh.

Paulina: [Squeals]

[Cheers and applause]

Ubrelvy helps u fight migraine attacks.

[Laughter and applause]

Eli: Here you go, big mama.

Olivia: Thank you. And I would like everyone to know that this broom has been in our family line since the 1800s. May it bring abe and paulina as much wedded bliss as it has all our loved ones.

[Applause]

Paulina: All right, all you single ladies, line it up!

Roman: All right, you better fight like hell for that thing. Fight like hell.

[Laughter]

Olivia: Well, you all had better watch out, because I have sharp elbows, and I just might be looking for a sexy senior here in salem. All: Ooh!

Paulina: Okay, you see where I get it from? You see?

[Laughter]

Olivia: Just throw the damn bouquet, okay?

[Laughter]

Paulina: Okay, okay.

Roman: All right.

Kate: Here you go.

Paulina: One, two, three!

[All scream]

All: Oh!

[Applause]

Johnny: So it looks like you’re the next one to get married. Now, all you need is a groom.

Allie: Or a bride.

Paulina: Mmm…mmm…

[Laughter]

Abe: We’ll put that one over here.

Tr: Yeah, let them eat cake now. It won’t be long till paulina’s eating stale bread in prison.

[Dramatic music]

Lani: She’s not going to prison.

Tr: [Laughs] All of y’all are kiddin’ yourselves. You know that, right? They don’t have a future. It’s a mirage, and you know that as well as I do–

Lani: I would like to make a toast to the bride and groom. Um, my father and mother.

Paulina: Oh, thank you, sweetheart.

Lani: I wanna say something about my father, abe carver, the best person I’ve ever known. You came into my life when I was already grown, but I have never received a greater gift. I love you so much, dad.

Abe: I love you so much, sweetheart.

Lani: And to paulina, my mother…

[Sighs] You made so many sacrifices for me, just– just to protect me, and I love you. I love you, mom.

Paulina: I love you too, baby.

Lani: But I–I can’t let you protect me anymore.

Eli: Lani, why don’t we toast to the happy couple–

Lani: No, I’m sorry, I cannot. I can’t go on like this. You and dad–you deserve to have a future together. You deserve to have your lives together.

Paulina: No, no, no, we’ll be fine. Everything’s gonna be wonderful.

Lani: No, it is not– not unless I do something.

Eli: Lani. Lani. Don’t do this.

Abe: What’s–what’s–what’s going on here?

Eli: Lani’s just feeling emotional right now.

Lani: No, eli, please. Please, okay? Just let me do this. I need to–

Eli: Baby, please, can we–

Lani: I need to–

Eli: We need to talk.

Olivia: Let the child speak, eli.

Lani: Big mama, I’m so sorry.

Olivia: About what, baby?

Lani: Paulina didn’t do it. She didn’t–she didn’t shoot tr. I did. [Sighs]

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Days Update Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Update written by Joseph

At the Brady Pub, Roman packs up bags of food to send to the Hortons. Kate joins him and talks about feeling so bad for Chad and the kids as there’s been too much suffering this year. Roman agrees and says they could use some happy news. Paulina then walks in and announces it’s Juneteenth and her and Abe are getting married today. Paulina adds that they want Roman and Kate both to be there.

Abe walks through the town square, going through his to do list for the wedding day. Allie approaches and delivers his Juneteenth wedding cake from the bakery. Abe hugs her and thanks her for doing that on such short notice. Allie jokes about being up until 4 AM finishing it. Abe hopes Chanel helped. Allie says no because Chanel was so busy helping Paulina with last minute wedding prep. Allie says it was her pleasure and talks about researching Juneteenth traditions. Abe invites Allie to the wedding. Allie thought it was family only but Abe says she is family and he knows Chanel would love to have her there. Allie then accepts the invitation as they hug.

Johnny is at the DiMera Mansion, on the phone with EJ. Johnny says he’s glad he and Belle are keeping the kids busy and asks how Chad is holding up. Johnny says to let him know if there is anything he can do to help. Johnny adds that he hasn’t heard from Chanel. Chanel then enters the room, so Johnny tells EJ that he will call him back as something just came up.

Paulina’s mother Olivia is at the Horton House with Julie and Eli. Julie mentions hearing so much about her. Olivia notes that they are family. Julie comments on that family expanding today with the long awaiting wedding of Paulina and Abe. Eli can’t believe it’s finally happening. Olivia thanks God that it is. Julie says they all need something hopeful.

Lani spills her coffee at home and tries to tell herself to get it together. Lani then imagines TR showing up at her door, saying she can’t get rid of him that easy. Lani locks the door and tells herself it’s not real and no one is at the door. There’s another knock at the door so Lani yells to go away but it’s Theo, who asks if she’s okay and what’s going on. Lani answers the door and hugs him, thanking God in relief.

Olivia tells Julie that she’s sorry for their family’s loss. Julie calls Abigail a wonderful woman who was taken far too soon. Olivia mentions praying for all of them. Julie says one thing Abigail’s death has taught her is that no future is guaranteed, you just have to reach out and grab all the happiness that comes your way in the present.

Paulina tells Roman and Kate that they don’t need anything fancy. Roman assures they can handle the catering. Kate questions her just wanting hot dogs at her wedding. Paulina says normally not but most of Salem will be cooking out already for the town’s first annual Juneteenth extravaganza. Roman says they would cater the food and that he and Kate would also love to attend. Roman tells Paulina that they deserve a celebration. Paulina mentions still not finding someone to perform the ceremony. Roman brings up Marlena. Paulina says she thought about that but doesn’t want to take any chances after what happened last time. Kate asks who they will get at such late notice then. Eric then comes downstairs so they all look to him.

Chanel tells Johnny that she’s so sorry about Abigail and can’t imagine what his family is going through. Johnny admits it’s been tough as Abigail was a great person. Johnny mentions hearing Paulina made bail which is excellent news. Chanel then informs Johnny that Paulina is marrying Abe today. Johnny calls that amazing and sends his congratulations. Chanel mentions still having tons to do to pull this off. Johnny asks what’s on her list. Chanel notes that she needs to find a videographer to record the wedding so Johnny asks what about him. Johnny jokes that Possessed: The Marlena Evans Story might not be making it to streaming but he could shoot a wedding, if Chanel is okay with him being there.

Nicole joins Abe in the town square and hugs him, saying she’s so happy for them. Abe asks what about Nicole as he heard she and Rafe had postponed their wedding which she confirms. Abe asks why. Nicole explains that Rafe is swamped with the investigation in to Abigail’s murder. Abe understands and says he did speak to Jack and Jennifer, because they were wondering if this was a good time for the wedding. Abe confirms they gave their blessing and thought it would be a tribute to Abigail’s memory. Nicole agrees and calls it a lovely way to celebrate. Abe hopes Nicole will join them in celebration. Nicole confirms she wouldn’t miss it as they hug.

Paulina asks who Eric is. Roman introduces Eric to Paulina. Paulina recognizes him as Father Eric Brady and exclaims that this is perfect and a sign from the lord. Paulina tells Eric that she needs him to marry her and Abe.

Julie tells Olivia that Paulina has been an inspiration to her, going through with the wedding after everything she was put through with TR. Eli suggests not talking about TR today since today is a good day. Julie agrees and hopes Paulina doesn’t lose a second of sleep over that monster. Olivia wishes she did something sooner or that Paulina would have let the police handle Ray, so she wouldn’t be facing charges for murder.

Theo informs Lani that Gabi sent the DiMera Jet to South Africa for he and JJ. Theo asks if they are going to talk about what just happened as she seemed really freaked out when she answered the door. Theo asks who she thought it was. Lani imagines TR telling her to tell him.

Eli asks Olivia about how her family used to celebrate Juneteenth in Texas. Julie would like to know more as well. Julie asks why it’s called Juneteenth. Olivia explains that in 1865, a union general gave the order to free the slaves in Texas. Eli notes that was almost two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Olivia adds that for them, June 19 is as important as the 4th of July. Olivia says her mom carried on the tradition when they left Texas for Miami. Julie asks what are some of the traditions. Olivia says there are rodeos, cookouts, and church services. Julie jokes that she’s been missing out. Olivia says they never forget what their ancestors endured and how much more they had to overcome.

Eric reveals to Paulina that he’s no longer a priest. Paulina comments that no good deed goes unpunished and guesses she will have to find someone else. Kate remembers that Eric performed the ceremony for Rex and Sarah and he wasn’t a priest then which Eric confirms. Paulina says that’s good enough for her and asks if Eric can marry her and Abe today. Eric then agrees and says he would be honored to. Paulina hugs him and calls him a life saver. Kate reminds Paulina that she has a wedding to get ready for. Paulina says she’ll see them later at the park and exits the Pub.

Lani claims to Theo that she thought he was her downstairs neighbor who is always complaining about the toilets making too much noise. Lani continues to imagine TR, saying he doesn’t think Theo believes her. Theo asks how Paulina is holding up. Lani says she’s getting married today. Theo brings up that she’s still facing murder charges. Lani tells him that Paulina is confident that Justin is going to get her off. Lani’s vision of TR argues that she’s not confident because she knows the truth. Lani asks Theo to watch the kids until the babysitter comes as she needs to go help Paulina get ready. Theo agrees and says he’ll see her at the party. Lani thanks him and exits.

Lani and Chanel go to Paulina’s to help her get ready for the wedding. Paulina talks about how much it means to her to have them both here. Chanel knows she gave her a lot of grief last time about Lani being her matron of honor, but this time she is totally cool with it. Paulina is glad to hear that but she’s decided that she needs a matron and a maid of honor, so she wants both of them to stand up for her and Abe. Chanel loves the idea and Lani says it sounds great as they all hug.

Eli comes home and greets Theo. Theo mentions the babysitter just got there and is giving the kids a bath. Theo adds that Lani went to go help Paulina get ready. Theo asks Eli if Lani is okay since she was acting really weird. Eli asks how. Theo says she seemed scared and blamed the neighbors but says it felt bigger than that. Eli comments that he’s sure Lani will be back to her self soon. Eli says he’s going to say goodbye to the kids and then they will be off to get Abe married.

Chanel helps Paulina finish her makeup and goes to get Paulina a sparkling water. Paulina then asks Lani how she’s feeling. Lani admits she’s having a really hard time being cheery when she knows Paulina is taking the heat for her crime. Lani argues that Paulina and Abe should be planning their future together. Paulina declares that this is her wedding day and the only thing she wants is for Lani to keep her mouth shut.

Eric joins Abe in the park for the wedding. Abe thanks him for doing this. Kate mentions going to check on Roman’s grilling. Johnny arrives and greets Eric. Eric informs him that he’s officiating the wedding while Johnny mentions that he’s also here to do a job. Nicole and Allie then arrive together and upon seeing Eric and Johnny, they ask each other what they are doing here. Johnny explains to Allie that he offered his services as videographer. Allie mocks that being convenient. Johnny says he’s just trying to be nice and asks if Chanel invited Allie. Chanel says she baked the wedding cake and then Abe invited her as a guest. Johnny calls that convenient. Allie argues that Abe is like family to her. Johnny asks if Allie is going to be sitting by Chanel. Allie tells him to get a lot of close ups. Nicole tells Eric that she didn’t expect to see him here. Eric clarifies that he was a last minute addition since Paulina wasn’t too keen on Marlena performing the ceremony. Eric asks Nicole if it’s going to be too hard since she and Rafe cancelled their wedding. Nicole clarifies that they didn’t cancel, they just postponed. Abe informs them that they will be starting the ceremony soon. Eric tells Nicole he will see her after the ceremony and steps away. Chanel arrives and greets Allie. They tell each other they look amazing. Chanel asks if Allie came to drop off the cake. Allie informs her that Abe invited her as a guest and asks if that’s a problem. Chanel says of course not as she knows how close they are. Chanel thanks Allie for baking the cake as it means a lot to her family. Allie says it’s her pleasure and puts her hand on Chanel’s shoulder as Johnny watches on. Lani arrives and greets Theo and Eli. Eli asks how she’s doing. Lani claims she’s fine and asks why. Eli says that Theo mentioned Lani seemed jumpy. Lani tells Eli not to worry about that right now. Eli says he is worried since he knows how guilty she’s been feeling. Lani assures that Paulina made it very clear that she wants her to keep things secret. Lani turns and imagines TR standing behind Abe, saying that he just loves a good wedding. Lani then goes and stands with Chanel. Eli walks Paulina down the aisle. Paulina tells Olivia that she’s so glad she is there. Olivia tells her to go get married as Paulina joins Abe, who says she takes his breath away. Lani continues to imagine TR.

Eric begins the ceremony of Paulina and Abe. Eric acknowledges that today is Juneteenth and goes over the history of the day. Eric notes that Paulina and Abe wanted to share a message of faith, freedom, and finding love. Eric understands they wrote their own vows and asks Abe to start. Abe talks about knowing nothing would be the same again when Paulina entered his life. Abe acknowledges that their road wasn’t an easy one but there was always love that could not be denied. Abe credits Julie for giving him a kick in the behind when he almost let it slip away. Abe thought he had experienced the last great love of his life, but every day, she has proven that love is not in his past, it’s in his present and most importantly, his future. Abe hopes to share that love with their children and grandchildren as long as God blesses him to be by her side. Eric then turns it over to Paulina, who jokes that she can’t top that so she won’t try. Paulina says she will just speak from her heart. Paulina says that Abe was a problem and complication for her that she did not see coming as she just came to Salem to spend time with Lani and says she would’ve kept her secret if she didn’t fall in love with Abe. Paulina declares she wants them to be honest and in love for all the Days of their Lives. Eric asks if anyone has any objections. Lani imagines TR raising his hand. Olivia tells Eric to hurry up before the Devil decides to return which Eric agrees with and continues the vows. Abe and Paulina say “I do”. Theo hands over the rings which Abe and Paulina then place on each others’ fingers. Eric then pronounces Abe and Paulina man and wife, so they kiss as everyone applauds. Olivia raises a broom that she says has been in their family line since the 1800s and she hopes it brings Abe and Paulina as much wedding bliss as it has all of them.

Paulina calls for all the single ladies to line up for her to throw the bouquet. Olivia jokes that they all better watch out as she has sharp elbows and she just might be looking for a sexy senior in Salem. Paulina jokes that’s where she gets it from. Paulina turns and tosses the bouquet, which is caught by Chanel. Johnny approaches and remarks that it looks like Chanel is the next one to get married, so all she needs is a groom. Allie comes over and says “or a bride”.

Abe and Paulina enjoy their wedding cake while Lani imagines TR remarking to her that they are enjoying cake now but it won’t be long before Paulina is having stale bread in prison. Lani argues that she’s not going to prison but imagines TR saying they don’t have a future. Lani then proposes a toast to Abe and Paulina. Lani talks about Abe being the best person she’s ever known and says she loves him. Lani tells Paulina that she made so many sacrifices just to protect her and she loves her. Lani then declares that she can’t let Paulina protect her anymore. Paulina starts shaking her head as Eli tries to interrupt but Lani says she can’t go on like this. Lani argues that Paulina and Abe deserve to have a life together. Paulina tries to say everything will be fine but Lani says it will not, unless she does something. Eli tells Lani not to do this. Abe questions what is going on. Eli tries to say Lani is just feeling emotional. Lani asks him to just let her do this. Eli argues that they need to talk but Olivia tells him to let Lani speak. Lani tells her that she’s so sorry. Lani then cries that Paulina did not shoot TR and that she did, surprising everyone in attendance.

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Nicole is in the town square on the phone with Rafe. Nicole says she understands this is how it has to be and given the circumstances, it’s best to call off the wedding. Eric walks by and overhears her.

Lani is at the police station, on the phone with Julie. Lani tells Julie to give Jack and Jennifer her love and to tell them how terribly sorry she and Eli are. Lani declares that whoever took Abigail’s life, they will bring them to justice. Lani hangs up and imagines TR, appearing in front of her, asking what about justice for the person who murdered her father.

Chanel is at home on the phone, complaining about Paulina being locked up for weeks now. Chanel argues against what Paulina did and threatens to find her a better lawyer. Chanel then hangs up as Paulina returns home. Chanel asks if she’s dreaming. Paulina announces that she’s home as they embrace.

Xander returns to Sarah in his room at the Salem Inn and brings her prescription to her. Xander wishes she told him that she was still having hallucinations. Sarah didn’t know if that’s what they were at first. Sarah guesses Kristen is still in her subconscious and she didn’t want to worry him. Xander says he gets more worried when he doesn’t know what’s going on. Sarah promises not to keep it from him as they kiss. Sarah then tells Xander that she went to see Gwen in prison.

Ava goes to see Gwen at prison and says she just heard about Abigail. Gwen questions Ava coming all this way to give her condolences. Ava clarifies that she came to ask Gwen if she killed her sister.

Chanel asks Paulina if they dropped the charges. Paulina says not yet, but she finally made bail thanks to Justin getting through to the judge. Chanel wonders if she should call Justin and apologize for the nasty voicemail she just left. Paulina tells her that she doesn’t owe Justin anything. Chanel points out that he got her out of jail. Paulina says she can save the apology until she’s permanently free. Chanel asks if she thinks they could send her back. Paulina doesn’t know but declares that TR was an evil man so she’s not sorry that they will never see him again…

Lani tries to get her vision of TR out of her head. He taunts her about what she did to him while Lani tells herself that he is not real. Lani screams that TR tried to kill Eli, so she had to try to stop him from hurting anyone else. Her vision of TR screams that she shot him in cold blood, so she’s the one who needs to pay. Lani yells at him to go away and not come back. Eli rushes up and asks Lani what’s going on and what’s wrong.

Xander questions why Sarah would put herself going to prison. Sarah says she wanted to see Gwen face to face since she’s the reason for her side effects. Xander asks what the point of her visit was. Sarah says after everything Gwen put her through, it was very satisfying to see her behind bars where she can never hurt anyone again…

Gwen questions Ava coming to accuse her of murder. Ava calls it not that far fetched since the resentment of her sister has been a driving force for most of her adult life. Gwen admits she had motive but not means and opportunity. Ava is not sure about the means but says she certainly had opportunity. Gwen says she was locked up here when the murder happened but Ava reveals that they both know that’s not true.

Eli asks Lani what’s wrong as she is shaking. Lani tells him about seeing TR. Lani asks Eli how she’s supposed to live with herself and what Abe is going to think when he finds out what she did and that Paulina is going to prison for her. Eli hugs Lani as she cries.

Abe visits Julie at her home and says it’s a terrible tragedy what happened to Abigail. Julie talks about it not seeming real and her heart breaks for the children and Chad. Abe asks if Jack and Jennifer are around. Julie says they are resting, but before they went upstairs, she heard Jack saying he was going to see Gwen in prison. Abe acknowledges that Gwen is Jack’s daughter and he’s sure she’s upset about Abigail. Julie reminds Abe what Gwen did to Abigail and Sarah. Julie calls Gwen a despicable person. Julie wishes that Gwen would disappear out of their lives forever.

Sarah admits to Xander that she really enjoyed telling Gwen that they were back together. Xander thanks God that they are back together and kisses her. Xander reminds her that they have a lot of lost time to catch up on. Sarah points out that she was the one stranded on the island with Kristen DiMera, while Xander had a fiancée and a lovely young wife.

Chanel tells Paulina that it made her sick to think about her being in jail. Paulina says she told her that everything would be fine. Chanel worries about Paulina still having to go to trial. Paulina encourages her to have faith. Chanel asks if Justin is confident that he will convince the jury she’s innocent. Paulina says she’s confident enough for the both of them but right now she’s just happy to be home with her daughter as she hugs Chanel.

Nicole tells Rafe that they have a lot to work out and they will. Nicole knows he has a lot on his plate so she will let him go and talk later. Nicole hangs up and then turns around to see Eric. Eric says he didn’t want to bother her and didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but he heard what she said to Rafe. Eric asks if Nicole is calling off their wedding. Nicole confirms that. Eric then asks what that means and if she and Rafe split up.

Julie tells Abe that whoever killed Abigail deserves to be locked up for the rest of their lives, unlike Paulina. Julie calls Paulina’s situation completely different and asks if he has any idea how she’s doing. Abe announces the great news that Paulina made bail and he was in court with her this morning. Julie says that’s wonderful and asks if that means what she hopes it means. Abe confirms he took her advice and told Paulina that he still loves her. Julie is glad that he took her advice. Abe jokes that he did because Julie is always right. Abe admits that it didn’t go exactly as he planned but there’s no bad time to tell the person you love, how you feel which Julie agrees with.

Paulina says enough crying about her and asks what the latest is with Chanel, now that the Devil is gone from Salem. Paulina asks where her head is at in regards to her love triangle with Allie and Johnny. Chanel tells her that they are both still in love with her. Paulina asks what she decided. Chanel responds that she hasn’t because she doesn’t want to hurt either one of them, but it’s not fair to leave them hanging either. Paulina encourages that they will wait because they know what she’s worth. Paulina then suggests maybe Chanel should just move on altogether and try to find someone who doesn’t have a history of devil possession. Chanel decides she doesn’t want to talk about herself now. Chanel tells Paulina that she missed her and she’s so happy that she’s home as they hug. Chanel wishes she told her so she could have planned a big homecoming celebration but Paulina assures that this is plenty as she’s been dreaming of being in her own bathtub, her own bed, and at her own dinner table. Chanel tells her to go rest while she plans her a homecoming celebration dinner. Chanel promises her the best welcome home ever.

Xander argues that Sarah can’t be jealous of Chanel. Sarah says she was just remarking that Xander was quite busy while she was away. Xander assures that he and Chanel’s marriage was never real and he was drunk, so there was nothing romantic. Xander jokes that Chanel was after his non-existent money while he was after her mom’s money. Sarah asks if he slept with her. Xander assures not even on their wedding night. Sarah jokes that it’s hard to imagine him passing up sex. Xander says he never would with Sarah as they kiss. Sarah decides she wants to take her medicine to prevent any hallucinations but she doesn’t want to take it on an empty stomach and says they better hurry, so Xander rushes her out to go get something to eat.

Ava tells Gwen that she was surprised to get her call yesterday as she flashes back to Gwen calling her yesterday and telling her that she needed her help, revealing that Gwen asked Ava to break her out of prison. Ava then questions Gwen asking her to break her out on the same day that her sister ended up dead.

Nicole tells Eric that she and Rafe are not splitting up, they are just postponing the wedding and not getting married this week. Eric guesses he misunderstood. Nicole explains that Rafe is leading the investigation into Abigail’s death so they didn’t feel like it was right. Eric agrees that it’s hard to imagine anyone celebrating right now and it’s hard to imagine Abigail is gone. Nicole calls Abigail such a good person and says it breaks her heart to know Charlotte and Thomas will grow up without their mother. Eric hugs Nicole until Sarah suddenly runs up and grabs Nicole, yelling at her to get off of him and calling her a conniving bitch. Xander runs up to pull to Sarah off while Sarah screams about not letting her ruin Eric’s life again. Eric and Nicole are confused, questioning what she’s talking about and what is happening. Sarah tells Xander to get out of his way. Xander stops Sarah and assures her that it’s Nicole, not Kristen. Sarah then realizes her mistake. Eric and Nicole question what is going on here. Sarah apologizes to Nicole and says she didn’t know what she was doing. Xander explains that Sarah has been having residual hallucinations since the second dose of the drug Kristen gave her. Xander encourages Sarah that it’s not her fault. Sarah responds that he’s right, it’s Gwen’s.

Gwen questions why Ava is being so hostile as she thought they were friends. Ava responds that friends are honest with each other. Gwen says she simply asked Ava for a favor and she obliged. Ava points out that Gwen never told her why she wanted out as Gwen said she just wanted to be out for a few hours. Ava says she was a fool to agree without asking questions and figured Gwen might have just wanted a few hours out in the real world and didn’t really think about it. Ava says it’s now pretty obvious that Gwen was planning to commit murder.

Abe gets a call from Chanel, who informs him that Paulina is home. Abe says he knows and that’s wonderful. Abe asks how she’s doing. Chanel says Paulina is great, but she’d be even better if Abe came over. Abe asks if she’s sure Paulina doesn’t want to rest. Chanel asks when Paulina has ever rested. Chanel informs him that she’s planning an excellent dinner and tells Abe that he doesn’t have a choice but to come. Abe agrees and asks if she’s talked to Lani and Eli. Chanel says they are next on her list and that Lani will be so excited to see their mom.

Eli brings Lani in to the interrogation room. Lani complains that she can’t let Paulina suffer for something that she did. Eli argues that she’s doing the right thing for them and their family and once she makes peace with that, TR will stop haunting her. Lani argues that she could never make peace with that when she’s letting her own mother rot in a jail cell for something she did. Eli then reveals that Paulina is not in jail anymore as she made bail, so she’s free. Lani questions for how long since Paulina confessed. Eli feels a judge granting her bail is a good sign and once Justin tells the jury how much TR abused and traumatized her, they will see it wasn’t premeditated murder. Lani argues that it was still murder. Eli believes Paulina might not have to do any jail time at all. Lani says he can’t guarantee that and the only one that can is her, if she confesses. Eli tells her that they have been through this before and she cannot confess to shooting TR. Lani declares that she cannot let Paulina go to prison for her. Eli argues that even if Paulina confessed, she would still be in trouble for false confession and then Lani could lose her job, freedom, and their kids which Paulina doesn’t want. Eli then gets a call from Chanel, who asks what he, Lani, and the kids are doing tonight. Eli asks why she’s asking. Chanel informs him that she’s planning a very special dinner for Paulina and hoped they could come over to celebrate Paulina making bail as she knows she would love to see them. Eli isn’t sure that dinner tonight is a good idea. Chanel questions if something is wrong. Eli says no and claims Lani isn’t feeling well. Lani takes offense and tells Eli to stop. Eli tells Chanel that Lani is fine and just needs a quiet night at home with the kids. Eli sends their love and says they will see Paulina soon as they hang up. Lani questions why Eli did that. Lani demands Eli call Chanel back and tell her that they are going.

Xander tells Sarah that he’s not defending Gwen, but it wasn’t all her fault. Sarah asks whose fault it is then. Xander remarks that Abigail was stupid enough to leave the drug lying around. Nicole tells him not to talk about Abigail like that and asks what his problem is. Xander mocks saying something negative about Saint Abigail. Eric tells him to try being a decent human being. Xander argues that he’s just trying to be honest. Xander remarks that Sarah’s condition is due in no small part to Abigail’s carelessness so he just hopes she’s more careful next time. Nicole and Eric then realize that Xander hasn’t heard the news. Sarah asks what news. Eric then reveals to Xander and Sarah that Abigail was murdered.

Gwen asks what Ava thinks she knows. Ava says that Gwen obviously left prison, went to the DiMera Mansion, snuck up to Abigail’s bedroom without being seen and stabbed her to death, then slipped back in to prison as if she never left. Ava worries that now she’s suddenly an accessory to murder. Gwen says if Ava’s theory is correct then she would be an accessory to murder, if she busted her out of prison and if she went to Abigail’s and stabbed her to death. Ava asks if this is a confession. Gwen says no as she said if she did it. Ava asks if she’s denying it then. Gwen responds that Ava is getting worked up over nothing. Ava states that Gwen’s sister was killed and everyone knows that she ruined Gwen’s life. Gwen asks if she looks worried to her. Ava admits Gwen looks rather calm. Gwen assures that she’s not worried, so Ava shouldn’t be.

Sarah can’t believe Abigail is dead. Eric is sorry she had to find out this way. Sarah asks what happened. Nicole reveals that she was stabbed in her bedroom. Sarah asks who would do something like that. Nicole says as far as they know, the police don’t have any suspects. Xander tells them not to look at him. Nicole comments that Xander sounded awfully angry just now about Abigail leaving the syringe lying around. Xander argues that he had no idea that she just lost her life. Xander points out that Abigail was the person who brought Sarah back to him, so he’ll forever be grateful for that. Sarah agrees that if not for Abigail, she might not have made it home since she’s the only person that didn’t give up looking for her. Sarah cries that she didn’t get the chance to thank her properly or say goodbye. Xander calls it a tragedy and brings up her kids. Eric says it’s been hard for everyone. Xander reminds Sarah that they were going to get food to take her meds. Nicole asks if the meds will prevent the hallucinations. Sarah hopes so and apologizes to Nicole again. Sarah adds that her heart goes out to Chad and the kids as she and Xander walk away together.

Eli tells Lani that they cannot go to that dinner tonight. Lani asks if this is how it’s going to be in their family from now on with lies and more lies. Eli argues that telling Chanel that Lani isn’t feeling well is not a lie as she’s in no shape to be there tonight. Lani asks if that’s it or if Eli’s afraid that she’ll have a breakdown and tell everybody the truth.

Abe goes to see Paulina and hugs her, telling her how happy he is to see her. Paulina calls him a sight for sore eyes. Chanel claims she’s out of butter as a reason to leave the room so they can be alone. Abe repeats to Paulina that he’s so happy to see her here. Paulina says it’s great to be home and even better in his arms again. Abe pulls out the ring and says he’s been waiting to put it back on her finger. Paulina asks even if with her out on bail and him being the mayor. Abe declares that he really doesn’t give a damn what other people think. Paulina feels the same if he thinks now is the time. Abe then proposes to Paulina. Paulina says hell yes so Abe puts the ring on her finger and they kiss. Chanel comes back in and asks if she missed anything. Paulina shows her the ring and Chanel is thrilled that they are engaged again. Abe declares that it is going to stick this time. Chanel asks when the big day is. Paulina says they haven’t discussed it but she doesn’t want to wait too long as she wants to be married before her trial starts. Chanel reminds Paulina that she said she has faith she will be free. Paulina says she does and brings up Juneteenth being tomorrow. Abe calls that a perfect day for a family celebration or a wedding. Chanel asks if he’s saying he wants to get married tomorrow. Abe asks Paulina what she thinks. Paulina calls it a fabulous idea and agrees on tomorrow as they all hug.

Eli admits he’s worried that Lani is going to tell Abe and Chanel the truth. Lani argues that Eli doesn’t understand the guilt. Eli insists that they have to find a way to deal with it for Paulina, for him, and mostly for the kids. Lani gives in and asks him to give her a moment before they have to go home. Eli goes to get the car and exits the room. Lani then exits the room but again envisions TR, saying he’s not letting this go and that the truth needs to come out but the only question is when.

Eric tells Nicole that he was just going to check on Jack and Jennifer. Nicole sends her love and says she’s happy to help with the kids anytime. Eric stops and assumes he wasn’t on the guest list for her and Rafe’s wedding. Nicole says they didn’t get that far yet. Eric says he hopes to be invited when they do decide on a date. Nicole agrees but Eric feels she seems conflicted about that. Eric asks if they are still friends. Nicole says of course they are. Eric says there is nothing more that he wants than to see her happy as he then walks away.

Xander and Sarah sit together in the Brady Pub. Xander still can’t believe someone would murder Abigail and questions who would do that since everyone in this town loves her. Sarah points out not everyone. Xander acknowledges Gwen. Sarah talks about Gwen being obsessively jealous of Abigail and did all kinds of horrible things to ruin her life. Sarah adds that Gwen was also responsible for Laura’s death. Xander calls that an accident and says he’s not defending Gwen but she’s locked up in prison, so she couldn’t possibly have anything to do with Abigail’s death. Sarah guesses he’s right.

Ava states that she’s usually pretty good at reading people but she can’t decide if Gwen is telling the truth or not. Gwen asks why she would lie. Ava says she doesn’t want this on her conscience. Gwen brings up that Ava once told her that guilt is a waste of time. Ava says maybe it’s not her conscience but Rafe is looking for any excuse to lock her up and she’s sure as hell not going to give him one. Ava warns Gwen not to think about calling her for another favor. Ava then exits the prison.

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Tr: What about justice for the person who murdered your father?

Chanel: Mr. Kiriakis, this is chanel dupree, and as you know, my mother has been locked up for weeks now. So I understand that you’re doing your best, but it’s just not good enough. All mama did was stop her abuser from hurting more people. He–he tried to kill my brother- in-law eli, and if you can’t find a way to free my mother, then I am going to find her a better lawyer. She’s a great person, and she doesn’t deserve this.

[Cell phone beeps]

Paulina: I guess you told him.

Chanel: [Sighs] Am I dreaming?

Paulina: [Laughs] No, baby, you’re not! I’m home!

[Laughs]

Both: Oh…

[Door beeps]

Xander: Picked up your new prescription.

Sarah: Oh, thank you so much.

Xander: I wish you told me you were still having these hallucinations.

Sarah: [Laughs] Well, I just–I didn’t know if that’s what they were at first.

Xander: You were looking at victor with a pen and saw kristen with a syringe.

Sarah: Yeah, I think, um… kristen just must be still in my subconscious. I didn’t wanna worry you.

Xander: I get more worried when I don’t know what’s going on. Please, promise me you won’t keep things like that from me anymore.

Sarah: I promise. Then I probably should tell you…

Xander: Tell me what?

Sarah: Um, I went to see gwen in prison.

Ava: I just heard about abigail. That’s horrible news. My god.

Gwen: And you came all this way to offer your condolences?

Ava: No. I came to ask you a question. Did you do it?

Gwen: Did I do what?

Ava: Oh, come on, gwen. You know what I’m asking. Did you kill your sister?

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[Soft orchestration]

Chanel: Mama. So did they drop the charges?

Paulina: Oh, not yet. But I finally made bail. Mm-hmm. Thanks to justin getting through to the judge.

Chanel: Ooh, I guess maybe I should call him and give him an apology for that nasty voicemail that I left him.

Paulina: Mm, well, I’m proud of you for standing up for your mama. But you don’t owe justin kiriakis anything.

Chanel: But he got you out of jail.

Paulina: Mm-hmm, and you can save that apology for when I am permanently free.

Chanel: Do you think they can send you back?

Paulina: I don’t know. All I know is ray was an evil man, and I am not sorry that we will never see him again.

Lani: Mm, mm-mm, mm-mm. Get out of my head, ray. Get out of my head. I do not wanna see you.

Tr: And yet, here I am. Look at you–talkin’ about making a murderer pay, and you lettin’ your mama take the rap for what you did to me.

Lani: [Breathing deeply] You’re not real. You’re not real. You are not real.

Tr: What I am saying is very real. How do you live with yourself? You took an oath to uphold the law.

Lani: But you tried to kill eli!

[Shouts] Okay? I had to try to stop you from hurting anyone else.

Tr: You shot me in cold blood, lani! You’re the one who should be facing justice! You’re the one who needs to pay.

Lani: [Grunts] Leave me alone. Leave me alone. Get away! Go! Just don’t–don’t come back! Go! Get out of my head. Get out of my head.

Eli: Lani, lani!

Lani: Please–why am I–

Eli: What–what’s going on?

Lani: Ah, I…

Eli: What’s wrong?

Lani: Wha–

[Sighs]

Xander: You went to statesville? Why would you put yourself through that?

Sarah: I wanted to see that woman face-to-face since she’s the reason that I’m having these side effects in the first place. Gwen rizczech knew that there was an antidote that could’ve cured me, but she was determined that I wouldn’t have it.

Xander: True, but sarah, what was the point of the visit?

Sarah: After everything that that woman put me through, it was very satisfying to see her behind bars where she’ll never hurt anyone again.

Gwen: So you came here to accuse me of murder?

Ava: Well, it’s not that far-fetched. Your resentment of your sister has been the driving force for most of your adult life.

Gwen: Okay, I had motive, yes. But you are forgetting means and opportunity.

Ava: Yeah, I’m not so sure about the means, but you certainly had opportunity.

Gwen: Really? Even though I was locked up here last night when the murder happened?

Ava: [Laughs] Gwen, you and i both know that is not true.

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Eli: Baby, what’s wrong? Lani, what’s wrong? You’re shaking.

Lani: It was ray. It was ray. He–he–he–he was here.

Eli: What? No, lani–

Lani: No, no, no, it was like he was standing right where you are, eli. It’s like he was standing right here, and he was bleedinin in his jacket and–

Eli: Baby.

Lani: No, and he was telling me that I need to pay for what I did. And he is right, because I pulled that trigger, eli.

Eli: Keep your voice down!

Lani: I don’t care. How am i supposed to live with myself, huh? What is my dad gonna think when–when he finds out what I did? And then when he knows that– that I–oh, my–that the woman that he loves is going to prison for me? Hmm?

[Murmurs]

[Crying] I can’T.

[Crying] I don’t know.

[Dramatic music]

Abe: I am so sorry, dear, about abigail.

Julie: [Sighs] Thank you, abe. Thank you.

Abe: It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy.

Julie: It just doesn’t even seem real. That marvelous young mother with her whole life before her, and my heart’s breaking for the children, and for chad, of course.

Abe: Mine too. Are, uh…are jack and jennifer around?

Julie: Oh, they’re resting. Before they went upstairs, I heard jack saying he’s been to see gwen in prison.

Abe: Yes, well, she is his daughter, and I’m sure she’s upset about abigail.

Julie: Upset? Upset? Abraham, remember what she did to abigail, what she did to– to sarah too? She’s a despicable person. I wish– I really wish she would just disappear out of our lives forever.

Sarah: I have to admit I really enjoyed telling gwen that you and I are back together.

Xander: Oh, thank god we are. Mmm. You know, darling, you and i have a lot of lost time to catch up on.

Sarah: [Giggles] Well, technically speaking.

Xander: What do you mean?

Sarah: I mean I was the one that was stranded on a desert island with kristen dimera. You, on the other hand, had a fiancée and a lovely young wife.

Chanel: [Sighs] That must’ve been so awful, being in jail. It made me sick to think about you being in that cell, surrounded by criminals.

Paulina: Your mother is a survivor, and I told you. I told you everything would be fine, and here I am.

Chanel: Yeah, but you said it’s not over yet. You still have to go to trial.

Paulina: And I will win. We just to have a little faith.

Chanel: Faith.

Paulina: Mm-hmm.

Chanel: [Sighs] So mr. Kiriakis, he’s confident that he’ll convince the jury that you’re innocent?

Paulina: I am confident enough for the both of us. But right now, I’m just happy to be home with my baby girl! Mm, ooh.

[Chuckles]

Nicole: Right. We–we have a lot to work out, and–and we will. Anyway, um, I know you have a lot on your plate, so I’ll– I’ll let you go. We’ll talk later.

[Cell phone beeps] Eric, I didn’t see you there.

Eric: I’m sorry. I didn’t wanna bother you. Didn’t mean to eavesdrop.

Nicole: But you heard what I said to rafe?

Eric: I did. You’re calling off your wedding?

Nicole: Yeah.

Eric: Wh–what does that mean? Did you and rafe split up?

Trelegy for copd.

Julie: Abe, whoever did this to abigail deserves to be locked up–locked up for their rest of their lives. It’s not like paulina’s situation. I mean, that’s completely different. How–how is she doing? Do you have any idea?

Abe: It is great news. She made bail.

Julie: [Gasps] They let her out?

Abe: Yes. I was in court with her this morning.

Julie: Oh, abe. Oh, that’s wonderful. I don’t mean just that she’s free now, but that you were there. That–does that mean what I hope it means?

Abe: Well, I took your advice. I told paulina that I still love her.

Julie: Oh, I’m so glad– so glad you took the advice.

Abe: Of course I did. I mean, you’re always right.

Julie: That’s true.

Abe: [Chuckles] You know, it didn’t quite go the way I planned it. But I don’t know that there’s a bad time to tell someone you love how you feel.

Julie: Exactly right. There’s no bad time to tell the person you love you want ’em to be happy.

Paulina: Okay, enough. Enough crying about me. What’s the latest on you, sweet girl?

Chanel: Me?

Paulina: Mm-hmm. When you came to visit me in jail, you only wanted to talk about my situation. Well, now that the devil has gone from salem–thank the lord–I need to know where your head’s at.

Chanel: In regards to…

Paulina: In regards to you being in the middle of a love triangle with a couple of crazy twins.

Chanel: Oh, that. Um, well, johnny and allie, they’re–they’re both still in love with me. Ugh, but does–does that sound egotistical or what?

Paulina: Mm, not if it’s true. So what did you decide?

Chanel: I haven’T. I just don’t want to hurt either one of them. But it’s not fair to leave them hanging either, is it?

Paulina: Oh, they’ll wait because they know what you’re worth. And, uh, maybe, you know, maybe you should just move on altogether. Try–try finding someone who doesn’t have a history of devil possession.

Chanel: You know what? I don’t wanna talk about me right now, kay? I know it’s out of character, but I just–I miss you, mama.

Paulina: Aw…

Chanel: And I’m just– I’m so happy you’re home.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: Ooh.

Chanel: But I wish you would’ve told me. I would’ve planned a big homecoming celebration for you.

Paulina: This–this is plenty, big sweetheart– just being here with my lovely daughter. And you know how long I’ve been dreaming of taking a bath in my own tub, sleeping in my own bed, eating at my own dinner table? Oh.

Chanel: All right, well, you have plenty of time for all of that. But right now, you go get some rest, and I am going to plan you a homecoming celebration.

Paulina: Mmm.

Chanel: I’ma make all your favorites.

Paulina: Ooh.

Chanel: I’m gonna make cassoulet, green beans…

Paulina: Mmm, and those soft buttery rolls?

Chanel: Oh, even the rolls.

[Both laugh] I promise you, mama, that this is going to be the best welcome home ever.

Xander: You can’t really be jealous of chanel dupree.

Sarah: Well, I don’t know. I was just remarking that you were quite busy while I was “away,” getting engaged, getting married–

Xander: I told you the marriage to chanel was never real. I–she and I met right after I lost you. I was completely at sea. I was dead broke and dead drunk when I apparently agreed to marry her.

Sarah: So there was nothing romantic?

Xander: Not in the slightest. She was after my nonexistent money, and I was after her mum’s actual money.

Sarah: Hmm. Did you sleep with her?

Xander: Not even on our wedding night.

Sarah: It’s kind of hard to imagine you passing up sex.

Xander: [Sighs] Well, I would never pass up the opportunity to have it with you.

Sarah: [Giggles] Mm, wait.

Xander: What’s wrong?

Sarah: Mm, my medicine. The sooner I take it, the less likely I am to have any more hallucinations. But I can’t take it on a empty stomach.

Xander: All right, let’s get you something to eat. Come on.

Sarah: Yeah. [Laughs]

Xander: Is everything okay?

Sarah: Yeah, I think we better hurry.

[Dramatic music]

Ava: You know, gwen, I was surprised to get your call yesterday.

[Cell phone rings]

[Cell phone beeps] Hello? Yeah, I’ll accept the call. Hello?

Gwen: It’s gwen. I need your help.

Nicole: Ah, hey, gwen. How’s life on the inside?

Gwen: Do you remember when they first brought me into the station, and–and you offered to bust me out?

Ava: Yeah, I do, and i remember you turning me down.

Gwen: Yes, well, I’m rethinking that decision.

Ava: Oh, is that right?

Gwen: Yes. Does your offer still stand?

Ava: Am I misremembering, or did you not ask me to break you out of prison on the same day that your sister ended up dead?

Nicole: [Sighs] Rafe and i are not splitting up.

Eric: But you’re not getting married?

Nicole: We’re not getting married this week. We’re just postponing the wedding.

Eric: Oh. I must’ve misunderstood.

Nicole: Rafe’s leading the investigation in abigail’s death, and we just didn’t feel like it was right.

Eric: It’s hard to imagine even celebrating right now. It’s hard to imagine she’s gone.

Nicole: Abigail was such a good person, and after everything that she and chad went through to find happiness…oh, and those sweet babies…it breaks my heart to know that charlotte and thomas are gonna grow up without their mother.

[Sobs]

Eric: Hey.

Nicole: [Sobs]

Sarah: Get off him, you conniving bitch!

Nicole: What the hell–wha– hey! Right now, we’re all feelin’ the squeeze.

Nicole: Let go of me.

Sarah: You ruined eric’s life before–I’m not gonna let you do it again!

Eric: Enough!

Nicole: What the hell are you talking about?

Sarah: You know exactly what I’m talking about.

Nicole: What is happening?

Sarah: Get out of my way, xander!

Xander: Please let me handle this. Sarah, sarah, darling, look at me. That is not kristen dimera. It’s nicole.

Sarah: What?

Xander: Please, just take a good look at her.

Sarah: Oh, my god.

Eric: What is going on here?

Nicole: W-what the hell is this?

Sarah: [Whispers] It happened again… nicole…nicole, I’m really sorry, I didn’t– I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m sorry.

Xander: Since sarah got a second dose of the drug that kristen injected her with, she’s been having these… residual hallucinations.

Eric: Must be terrifying.

Sarah: A couple days ago, I, um, I thought I saw kristen coming at me with a syringe, but it was just–it was just victor with a pen.

Nicole: Please tell me you strangled the old goat. I’m sorry. A girl can dream.

Sarah: No, it’s okay. I’m the one who owes you an apology.

Xander: It’s not your fault, sarah.

Sarah: No, you’re right. It’s gwen’S.

Gwen: Why are you being so hostile? I thought we were friends.

Ava: Yeah, friends are honest with each other, and you asked me to bust you out of prison.

Gwen: I simply asked you for a favor, and you obliged.

Ava: Yeah, but the thing is you never told me why you wanted out. Look, gwen, I offered to help you get away from the salem pd, not pull off a prison break.

Gwen: Is it that different?

Ava: Uh, yeah, because this is gonna draw a lot of attention.

Gwen: Look, I’m not asking you to bust me out for good. I don’t want to be a fugitive for the rest of my life. I made that decision when I took the plea deal.

Ava: Okay, so you just wanna get out temporarily?

Gwen: Yes, that’s right. I have every intention of serving the rest of my sentence.

Ava: Okay, so how long we talkin’ about?

Gwen: Just a few hours.

Ava: A few hours to do what?

Gwen: What does it matter? Surely you must know some guard on the take–some desperate, stupid loser who’s gonna walk away and leave a gate unlocked or something. I promise I will be back before bed check.

Ava: And like a fool, I agreed without asking any questions. I figured, oh, maybe you wanted a few hours out in the real world to–I don’t know– take a shower? Have a nice meal? I didn’t really think about it. But now, it’s pretty obvious that you were planning to commit murder.

[Cell phone rings]

Abe: Oh, it’s chanel.

Julie: Go ahead and take it. It might be about paulina.

[Phone beeps]

Abe: Hello, chanel?

Chanel: Abe, mama’s home.

Abe: Oh, I know. That’s wonderful. How’s she doing?

Chanel: Great. But she’ll be even better if you came over. Are you sure she just doesn’t wanna rest?

Chanel: When has mama ever rested?

Abe: Excellent point.

Chanel: Anyway, I am fixing a very special dinner and I hope you can come. No, no, no, scratch that. You are coming. You don’t have a choice.

Abe: Oh, yes, ma’am.

[Chuckles] Have you talked to lani and eli?

Chanel: Oh, they’re next on my list. Oh, lani is going to be so excited to see our mom.

Lani: I can’t let paulina suffer for something that I did.

Eli: You’re doing the right thing for us–for our family. Once you make peace with that, tr will stop haunting you.

Lani: I can never make peace with this, eli. Not when I am letting my own mother rot in a jail cell for something that I did.

Eli: She’s not in jail, not anymore.

Lani: What?

Eli: I just left the courthouse.

Lani: Wait, she–

Eli: She made bail.

Lani: She’s free?

Eli: Yes, she’s free.

Lani: For how long? I mean, she confessed.

Eli: Yes, she confessed, but a judge granting her bail, that’s a good sign. The jury is bound to show sympathy, and once justin tells them how much that tr abused and traumatized her, they’ll see it wasn’t premeditated murder.

Lani: But it was still murder.

Eli: She might not have to do any jail time at all.

Lani: You can’t guarantee that. The only one who can guarantee that is me if I confess. Lemons.

Eli: Lani, we’ve been through this before. You cannot confess to shooting tr.

Lani: Well, I can’t let paulina go to prison for me.

Eli: Even if she was to confess, she’d still be in trouble for false confession, and then you could lose everything. Your job, your freedom, our kids– you know paulina doesn’t want that.

[Cell phone rings] Hey, chanel. Hello, brother-in-law. What are you and your lovely wife and your beautiful kids doing tonight?

Eli: Uh, tonight? Why do you ask?

Chanel: Well, I am planning a very special dinner for mama, and I hoped you guys could come over.

Eli: Dinner?

Chanel: A celebration for her making bail, and I know she would love to see you guys.

Eli: I’m not sure that dinner tonight is a good idea.

Chanel: Why? Is something wrong?

Eli: No, nothing’s wrong. Lani, she just–she’s just not feeling well.

Lani: Eli, stop.

Chanel: Is she okay?

Eli: Yeah, she’s fine. She just needs a quiet night at home with the kids.

Chanel: Okay, if you say so.

Eli: Please give paulina our love and tell her we’ll see her soon.

Chanel: Yep.

[Cell phone beeps]

[Cell phone beeps]

Lani: Why did you do that?

Eli: Baby–

Lani: No, no, no you need to call her right back. Now, eli, and tell her that we’re going.

Xander: Sarah, I’m not defending gwen, but it’s not all her fault.

Sarah: Then whose fault is it?

Xander: [Sighs] Well, I mean, abigail was stupid enough to leave the drug lying around.

Nicole: Hey, don’t talk about abigail like that. What’s your problem?

Xander: [Scoffs] Can’t say something negative about saint abigail?

Eric: Why not try being a decent human being?

Xander: I’m only trying to be honest. I mean… sarah’s condition is due in no small part to abigail’s carelessness. I just hope she’s more careful next time.

Nicole: Next time?

Xander: [Sighs] What is it?

Eric: Obviously, you don’t know. You haven’t heard the news.

Sarah: What news?

Eric: Abigail… she was murdered.

[Dramatic music]

Gwen: Whatever it is that you think you know–

Ava: Okay, don’t play coy with me, gwen. You obviously left here. You went to the dimera mansion. You snuck up into abigail’s bedroom without ever being seen, and then you stabbed her to death–

Gwen: Now you wait a minute–

Ava: And then you slipped back in here as if you never left. And suddenly, I am an accessory to murder. I have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.

Gwen: Right, let’s say your theory is correct.

Ava: Oh, let’s say. Hmm.

Gwen: Well, then I suppose you would be an accessory to murder if you had busted me out of prison and if I had gone to abigail’s and stabbed her to death.

Ava: So is this a confession?

Gwen: No. I said “if” I did that.

Ava: So are you denying it?

Gwen: I’m saying you’re getting worked up over nothing.

Ava: Your sister was killed, and everyone knows she ruined your life.

Gwen: Ava, look at my face. Do I look worried to you?

Ava: Actually, you look rather calm.

Gwen: Yes, exactly. I’m not worried. So why should you be?

Sarah: Abigail’s dead?

Eric: I’m sorry you had to find out this way.

Sarah: Wha–what happened?

Nicole: Uh, she was stabbed in her bedroom.

Sarah: Who would–who would do something like that?

Nicole: As far as we know, the police don’t have any suspects.

Xander: Well, don’t look at me.

Nicole: Well, you sounded awfully angry just now when you said abigail left a syringe lying around.

Xander: I had no idea the poor woman just lost her life. Abigail is the person who– was the person who brought sarah back to me. I’ll be forever grateful for that.

Sarah: That’s true. Yeah, if it weren’t for abigail, I might not have made it home. She’s the only person that didn’t give up looking for me. And I didn’t get a chance to– to thank her properly or to say goodbye. God, this is so…

Xander: What a tragedy to her little kids.

Eric: It’s been hard for everyone.

Sarah: [Sniffles] That’s really–

[Sniffles] That’s really awful.

[Sniffling]

Xander: Darling, we gotta get you some food so you can take your meds.

Sarah: Yeah.

Nicole: Will the medication prevent these hallucinations?

Sarah: Um…hopefully, and nicole, I am–I’m so sorry again, I’m–I’m so sorry about abigail. My heart goes out to chad and the kids.

Xander: Yeah, mine too. Sorry, excuse us.

Eli: We cannot go to that dinner tonight.

Lani: Is this how it’s gonna be in our family from now on– just lies and more lies?

Eli: I told chanel that you weren’t feeling well, and that is not a lie. You’re in no shape to be there tonight.

Lani: Oh, is that why you don’t want me to go, or is it just because that you’re afraid that I’m gonna have a breakdown and just tell everybody the truth?

Both: Oh!

[Both laugh]

Abe: I cannot tell you how happy I am to see you.

Paulina: And you–you–you’re a sight for sore eyes, abraham carver.

Abe: Oh, thank you, thank you. Hey, you.

[Laughs] Hello, chanel.

Chanel: Hi, abe. Ooh, you know what? I just realized I am totally out of butter.

Paulina: Oh, I thought I saw plenty in there.

Chanel: Oh, you know what? But you can never have too much. I’ll be right back.

Abe: [Chuckles] That is very considerate of your daughter.

Paulina: [Laughs]

Abe: Leave us some time alone.

Paulina: [Laughing] I’ve taught her well.

Abe: You know, I know I’m repeating myself, but I am so happy to see you here.

[Both laugh]

Paulina: It’s great to be home. Oh–ooh, it’s even better in your arms again.

Abe: Oh, yes, yes, yes, you know what?

Paulina: Hmm?

Abe: I was thinking…

Paulina: About what?

Abe: Ah, to get that feeling going, and since we are alone…

Paulina: Abe, abe, what are you doin’?

Abe: Well, I’ve been– I’ve been waiting to put this ring back on your finger.

Paulina: Wha–even– even with me being out on bail and you being the mayor?

Abe: Well, yeah, even that. You know, I really don’t give a damn what other people think.

Paulina: Well, me neither, darling. I only care what you think, and if you think now is the time–

Abe: Oh, I sure do. So there we go, and let me–

Paulina: Oh, now, wait– no, no. No–oh, lord, don’t, don’T.

Abe: What, don’t you want me to put this ring on your finger?

Paulina: No–I don’t want you to bust a knee.

Abe: [Laughs] All right, all right. I’ll stay–I’ll stay right here. I’ll stay right here and ask you the question: Paulina price, will you marry me… for sure this time?

Paulina: Hell to the yes.

[Both laugh]

Abe: Oh, there we go.

Paulina: Oh…

Abe: Yes…

Paulina: Aw…

Abe: [Chuckles]

Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Abe: [Chuckling]

Paulina: [Sighing]

Chanel: Hey, so I’ve got the butter. What did I miss? Did I miss anything?

Paulina: Well, you know, not much.

Chanel: [Screams] Oh, my god! You guys are engaged again?

Abe: Yes, and it is going to stick this time.

Chanel: Oh, I am so happy for you–both of you. So when’s the big day?

Paulina: Well, we haven’t discussed it yet. But I don’t wanna wait too long. I wanna be married before my trial starts.

Chanel: But–but you said that you think that you’re gonna be free, right? That you have faith?

Paulina: And I do. Oh, speaking of free, you know what tomorrow is? Juneteenth.

Abe: Oh, juneteenth. That is a perfect day for a family celebration, or a wedding.

[Laughs]

Chanel: Wait, are you saying that you wanna get married tomorrow?

Abe: Yeah, what do you think, fiancée?

Paulina: Well, fiancé, I think it’s a fabulous idea. Tomorrow it is!

[Laughter]

All: Ooh!

[Laughter]

Eli: Yes, of course I’m worried that you’re gonna tell abe and chanel the truth.

Lani: Oh, god, eli. You don’t understand the guilt.

Eli: No, I know.

Lani: No, you don’t understand!

Eli: We have to find a way to deal with it for paulina, for me, and for the kids– mostly for them. Okay?

Lani: Mm. Okay. Okay. Just give me a moment, please, before we have to go home.

Eli: All right, I’ll pull the car around the front.

[Door clicks shut]

Lani: [Sighs] Ugh. Okay.

[Dramatic musical sting]

Tr: I’m not letting this go, lani. The truth will come out. It needs to come out. The only question is when?

Eric: I better get going. I was actually on my way over to the hortons to check in on jack and jennifer, see how they’re doin’.

Nicole: Please give them my love, and let them know I’m happy to help with thomas and charlotte anytime.

Eric: Of course I will.

Nicole: Okay.

Eric: Nicole, when you were planning on getting married this week–I’m assuming I wasn’t on the guest list.

Nicole: Well, we just didn’t get that far yet.

Eric: I understand. Hey, you know what, not to be pushy or anything, but when you do decide on a date, I hope to get an invite.

Nicole: Yeah, sure.

Eric: You seem a bit conflicted about that. I mean, we’re still friends, aren’t we?

Nicole: Of course we’re friends, but–

Eric: Good, because there’s nothing more I want than to see you happy.

Nicole: [Sighs]

Xander: I still can’t believe that someone would murder abigail. Who would do that? Everyone in this town loves her.

Sarah: Not everyone.

Xander: True. Not gwen.

Sarah: She was obsessively jealous of her sister. She did all kinds of horrible things to ruin abigail’s life. Not to mention what she did to me, and isn’t she responsible for laura’s death?

Xander: Ah, that was an accident.

Sarah: Xander.

Xander: I’m not defending gwen, sarah. I’m not. But she’s in prison, locked up. I mean, she couldn’t possibly have anything to do with abigail’s death.

Sarah: [Sighs] I guess you’re right.

Ava: I’m usually pretty good at reading people. But I can’t decide whether you’re telling the truth or not.

Gwen: Why would I lie?

Ava: Why indeed. But I certainly don’t want this on my conscience.

Gwen: You once told me that guilt is a waste of time.

Ava: Okay, so maybe it’s not my conscience that I’m worried about. But rafe is looking for any excuse to lock me up, and I sure as hell am not gonna give him one. So the next time you think about calling me for a favor, don’T.

[Door slams shut]

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Days Short Recap Monday, June 20, 2022

Daytime Soap Opera Short Recaps

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Lani talked to Julie about bringing Abby’s killer to justice. Ray appeared to her and wondered when he would get justice for what she did to him. She yelled for him to leave her alone. Eli went to her and she explained to him what happened. She was worried about Abe finding out that Paulina covered for her. Abe went to the Horton house to offer his condolences to the family. He told Julie that Paulina made bail. She thought it was a sign that they would get back together. Eli reassured Lani that she did the right thing. He didn’t think Paulina  would do any jail time. She thought she should confess in order to guarantee that she wouldn’t go to jail.

Xander got Sarah’s prescription and told her that he didn’t want her to keep things from him. She promised him that she would tell him. She told him that she went to see Gwen at the prison. She was glad to see her there because she couldn’t hurt anyone else. She said she enjoyed telling her they were back together. He was happy about that. He wanted to make up for lost time. She told him about being married and having a fiancée. Ava went to see Gwen. She asked her if she killed Abby. Gwen reminded her that she was locked when it happened. Ava remembered that Gwen asked her to break her out of prison. She couldn’t believe she agreed to do it. She thought Gwen wanted a break. She realized she wanted to commit murder. She was upset that she was an accessory to her crime. She didn’t want Gwen to call her for any more favors. She walked out of the room.

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Days Update Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Days of Our Lives Update

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Update written by Joseph

Li Shin finishes a work call about sending out a press release in his room while Gabi wakes up in the bed. Li apologizes for waking her after she worked late. Gabi says it was worth it to finish the releases and asks if that’s what his phone call was about. Li says no and informs her that there is something she should know. Gabi then gets a message on her phone, announcing the death of Abigail DiMera.

Jack visits Gwen in prison and tells her that he has bad news about Abigail. Gwen reveals someone already told her and asks if it’s true that her sister was murdered. Jack responds that he’s sorry as he meant to tell her himself but he guesses the news is getting out. Gwen says she didn’t get all the details and asks if they know who is responsible.

Chad asks Kate how much she told Lucas and if she told him that Abigail knew he was Sami’s kidnapper. Chad screams at Kate to answer him. Kate tells Chad to try to calm down. Chad complains about Kate wanting him to calm down after his wife was stabbed to death in their bedroom. Chad declares that if Kate told Lucas that Abigail knew his secret, he could be the one.

Jennifer sits with Lucas at the Pub and talks about Abigail. Jennifer tearfully asks who would want to hurt her and why. Lucas responds that he just doesn’t know. Jennifer asks what kind of monster would attack Abigail so brutally in her own home. Lucas cries that he’s so sorry as it’s all his fault. Jennifer questions what he means and how it could be his fault. Lucas responds that he should have protected her and kept a closer eye on her while Jennifer was in Boston. Jennifer says he couldn’t possibly have known that some maniac was going to break in to her house. Jennifer tells Lucas not to do this to himself. Lucas cries that he should be comforting her, not the other way around. Jennifer assures that Abigail knew Lucas loved her and that he is not to blame for any of this.

Chad argues that if Lucas thought Abigail was going to expose his secret then he might have wanted to kill her to shut her up, so he would have had motive. Kate claims that she didn’t tell Lucas so he didn’t know that Abigail knew. Kate says even if he did know, he would never ever hurt Abigail. Chad cries asking who would’ve done something so horrible to his wife.

Steve walks outside the Pub, on the phone with Rafe, telling him to let him know if there’s anything he can do to help with the investigation as they need to find whoever did this to Abigail and bring them to justice, whatever it takes. Steve thanks Rafe and hangs up. Jake then approaches and says he didn’t mean to eavesdrop but asks if something happened to Abigail.

Gabi questions if this is some kind of sick joke. Li says he’s afraid not. Gabi argues that they have it wrong and he needs to retract the statement. Li says that EJ gave him the information himself. Gabi insists it must be wrong but Li reveals he checked with the police and confirmed Abigail is dead. Gabi asks if they are sure and says it could be a trick. Li assures it’s not and that he’s sorry to say this but Abigail was murdered, leaving Gabi in shock.

Jake is shocked to learn from Steve that Abigail has been murdered. Steve notes that Chad found her and assumes that someone in his famliy will fill him in on the details but Jake says it’s not likely as Abigail was really the only DiMera he got along with. Jake asks if the police has any leads. Steve says not yet. Steve adds that he needs to get inside because Jennifer is waiting for him. Jake sends his condolences as Steve then enters the Pub.

Kate wishes she could give Chad the answers he needs but she can’t. Kate has no idea why anyone would do this to Abigail, but she knows her heart is broken for him and his children. Chad admits he’s grasping at straws. Chad cries that he’s so sorry as he hugs Kate. Kate is sorry that she can’t be more of a comfort to him. Chad says that no one can be. Kate suggests he get some rest but Chad says he can’t rest as he just sees Abigail laying there covered in blood every time he closes his eyes. Chad remembers the last thing Abigail said to him. Kate asks if she gave him any clue as to what happened. Chad says that she just said they had a knife and he keeps racking his brain, trying to think of who would do this to his wife. Chad declares that the only person he can think of is Gwen, but she’s in prison so she couldn’t have done it.

Jack mentions the police not having any leads. Gwen asks if he came here to ask if she did it. Jack says of course not and questions why she would even think that. Gwen says it just crossed her mind is all because of everything that happened between her and Abigail in the past. Gwen wishes the last time she saw her hadn’t ended the way that it did. Jack asks when the last time she saw her was. Gwen responds that it was yesterday as she came to visit her. Jack asks why. Gwen guesses their last encounter sealed both of their fates forever.

Tripp goes to see Ava and informs her that he’s going to spend the summer with Joey and Stephanie since it will be awhile before he can get back to work while his ankle heals, so he figured he might as well enjoy a change of scenery until then. Ava asks if he’s coming back. Tripp confirms that he at least thinks so. Tripp says he has to clear his head and process everything that’s happened with Allie among other things like almost dying and being possessed by The Devil. Ava understands why he might need to be away. Ava asks what she’s going to do without him as she hugs him.

Jack doesn’t understand how Abigail’s visit sealed their fates. Gwen says she just meant because of how things ended so badly between them and now that she’s gone, she won’t ever have a chance to reconcile with her even if that may never have happened anyway. Jack thinks they would have eventually both gotten past the anger and resentment. Gwen guesses now they will never know.

Gabi tearfully informs Li that she and Abigail used to be best friends. Gabi says even after everything blew up, they had a connection. Li calls it a shame that they had a falling out. Gabi agrees as they spent a lot of time battling each other and tearing each other down. Gabi says every once in awhile they would find some common ground like they did with Gwen. Gabi tells Li about how they teamed up to bring Gwen down and it didn’t go as planned, but it felt nice to be on the same side again. Gabi cries that it was one of the few times where she had to stop Abigail from making things worse since it was usually the other way around. Li comments that it sounds like she was the yin to her yang as they were complete opposites who balanced each other out. Li declares that the shadow cannot exist without the light. Gabi cries that now that light is gone and asks what they are going to do without her as Li hugs her.

Kate knows Chad wants justice for Abigail but says he has to let the police find out who did it and focus on himself and his children now. Chad mentions that he hasn’t told the kids yet and cries that he doesn’t know how he’s going to. Kate encourages that Charlotte and Thomas are strong and asks where they are now. Chad informs her that EJ and Belle took them to Marlena’s last night. Kate says it’s good that they have so many people who love them and will be there for them. Kate asks if there’s anything she can do right now for Chad or the kids. Chad says not at the moment. Kate tells him to let her know. Chad agrees to and thanks her. Kate tells Chad that she loves him. Chad says he loves her too. Kate opens the door to leave right as Jake arrives. Kate tells Jake that it’s not a good time. Jake responds that he heard and that’s why he’s here. Jake tells Chad that he came to offer his condolences. Kate then exits. Chad admits he wasn’t expecting to see Jake here.

Gabi tells Li that she’s done so many awful things to Abigail so she doesn’t have the right to cry over her like this. Li understands that she may have been her enemy, but also her friend. Li doubts Abigail would begrudge her for her tears. Gabi thanks her and feels this is more than he bargained for by hooking up with her. Li assures her that he is all in through the good and the bad. Li calls Gabi the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on as they then kiss.

Jack asks Gwen why Abigail did come to visit her. Gwen explains that she asked her to because she made Jack a gift and wanted Abigail to deliver it to him since Abigail was planning to fly to Boston to surprise Jack for his birthday. Jack admits he didn’t know that and says he can’t ask Jennifer to go through Abigail’s things right now, so he’ll have to look himself for her gift. Gwen tells him not to bother as he won’t find it. Jack asks why not. Gwen thinks back to Abigail smashing her mug, but then claims to Jack that she dropped it and it shattered to pieces. Jack calls that too bad and asks if she couldn’t fix it. Gwen responds that much like her relationship with her sister, it was broken beyond repair.

Jake recalls to Chad how when he first found out he was a DiMera, Abigail had just gotten back from Florida and he fixed her car. Jake talks about how Abigail had a book in the backseat, “Never Let Me Go” by Ishiguro, and asked if he wanted to borrow it. Jake said he wasn’t much of a reader but Abigail insisted and he ended up liking it. Jake states that Abigail barely knew him when she insisted he borrow the book, but he always saw that as her reaching out to him and sharing a part of herself which meant a lot. Jake acknowledges that Abigail made a real effort to welcome him in to this family. Chad guesses he means unlike him. Chad hates that he made assumptions about Jake’s friendship with Abigail and he was an idiot to fall for Gwen’s lies and to betray Abigail in the worst way possible. Chad states that he hurt her badly and thought he had lost her for good, but they worked things out and they were happy. Chad cries that they were planning to have another baby. Jake gets up and comforts Chad as he breaks down crying.

Tripp tells Ava that he should get going since Steve is taking him to a farewell lunch before he goes to the airport. Ava tells them to have a good time. Tripp does feel guilty leaving since the timing isn’t ideal. Ava asks why that is. Tripp guesses she hasn’t heard and informs Ava that Abigail died last night. Ava asks what happened. Tripp reveals that someone broke in to her house and stabbed her then Chad brought her to the hospital but it was too late. Tripp calls it a terrible tragedy as she has two little kids and was such a wonderful person. Tripp says he still can’t believe it. Ava calls it horrible for her family. Ava asks if they have any suspects. Tripp says not yet.

Gwen asks Jack about he and Jennifer having to go view Abigail’s body, feeling that’s cruel to have them do that. Jack explains that nobody made them do it, they wanted to do it. Jack wanted to see Abigail and tell her so many things that he wanted to say before. Jack says it’s nothing compared to what’s happening for Thomas and Charlotte as they are going to grow up without their mother. Jack breaks down crying as Gwen encourages that Abigail knew how much he loved her and how lucky she was to have a father as wonderful and caring as him. Jack thanks her for saying that. Gwen tells Jack that she’s so sorry he’s going through this.

Steve sits with Jennifer and Lucas at the Pub. Steve offers to take Jennifer home which she accepts. Lucas and Jennifer hug and say goodbye. Lucas promises to check on her later. Kate enters the Pub and greets Jennifer, saying she’s so sorry about Abigail as she was a beautiful person and she respected her strength and love of family which she got from her. Jennifer thanks Kate and then exits with Steve. Kate sits with Lucas, who says that he hates to see Jennifer going through all of this. Kate mentions just leaving Chad. Lucas asks how he’s doing. Kate says it was so difficult as Chad is in so much pain. Kate adds that out of grief, Chad accused her of killing Abigail to keep her quiet because she knew about Lucas kidnapping Sami. Lucas calls that ridiculous since she would never hurt Abigail. Kate responds that of course she wouldn’t, but she can’t help thinking, would Lucas?

Jack tells Gwen that he has to get back to Jennifer as she doesn’t know where he is since he didn’t tell her he was coming to see Gwen. Gwen sends her condolences. Jack tells Gwen to take care of herself. Gwen wishes Jack a happy birthday as he then exits.

Jake exits the DiMera Mansion and runs in to Gabi as she is arriving. Gabi questions what Jake is doing there. Jake responds that he came to see Chad. Gabi asks how he is. Jake asks how she thinks as he just lost the love of his life. Gabi remarks that she knows what that’s like but says she’s talking about Stefan of course. Jake remarks that Gabi has bounced back right in to Li Shin’s bed. Jake asks if they are a thing now. Gabi asks why he cares since she hears he and Ava are no longer just roommates. Jake says it looks like they’ve both moved on so they have nothing else to talk about. Jake says he’ll see Gabi at the office and walks off.

Lucas questions Kate thinking he killed Abigail. Kate admits it crossed his mind and reveals it crossed Chad’s mind too. Lucas says she can’t be serious. Kate clarifies that she covered by telling Chad that Lucas didn’t know that Abigail knew his secret, so that he wouldn’t have a motive. Kate adds that they both know that he could, because he was very upset when she told him about Abigail and then he didn’t show up for dinner. Kate then notices Lucas’s bandaged hand and asks what he did. Lucas responds that he doesn’t know. Kate questions what that means. Lucas reveals that after they talked last night, he fell off the wagon and blacked out so he has no memory of what he did last night.

Tripp meets Steve in the town square for his farewell lunch. Tripp asks Steve if he’s sure he shouldn’t stick around given the circumstances of everyone being shocked about Abigail and says he could put off leaving. Steve tells him they will be alright, but he’s sorry he couldn’t give him a better sendoff. Tripp calls this perfect and reminds him of when they first started to get to know each other. Steve toasts to the best son a man could ever ask for and says he’ll miss him. Tripp promises to come back soon.

Jack sits with Jennifer at home and apologizes for not telling her that he was going to see Gwen as he didn’t know how she would take it. Jennifer says it’s fine and she’s glad he did since Gwen is his daughter and Abigail’s sister, so she deserved to hear the news from him. Jack reveals Gwen had already heard by the time he got there. Jennifer asks how she took it. Jack says obviously there was no love lost between her and Abigail, but he could tell that Abigail’s death shook her more than she was letting on.

Ava goes to see Gwen at prison and says she’s glad she caught her as she just heard about Abigail. Gwen questions Ava coming all this way to give her condolences. Ava clarifies that she came to ask Gwen if she did it.

Chad stares at a photo of Abigail as Gabi enters the DiMera Mansion and tells him that she’s so sorry, calling it such a terrible tragedy. Gabi says her heart goes out to him and his children. Chad thanks her. Gabi knows he’s skeptical about her feelings for Abigail. Gabi admits they had a lot of problems but she loved her very much and it’s complicated. Chad says that’s one word for it. Gabi likes to think they had gotten to an okay place over the past year and she hopes Abigail thought so too. Gabi declares that whoever did this made a huge mistake because nobody but her gets to mess with Abigail Deveraux-DiMera, so they are going to find the son of a bitch who did this and make them pay.

Kate questions how Lucas could do something so stupid after working so hard to get sober. Lucas suggests the pressure of keeping his secret finally got to him. Kate questions if he started drinking when she left the Pub. Lucas admits that he stole a bottle from behind the bar, got totally wasted, and woke up with a massive hangover and he has no memory of what he did after leaving the Pub. Kate asks if he even knows what he did. Lucas says he has no idea and just woke up with this cut on his hand which could’ve been from a knife. Kate asks if Lucas thinks he could’ve killed Abigail. Lucas wishes he could say of course not, but tearfully admits he’s not sure.

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Li: Good work on the press release, lia. Please send it out asap. I’ll be in touch if there’s a follow-up. Oh, I’m sorry if I woke you. I wanted to let you sleep in, considering how late you worked last night.

Gabi: It was worth it. I managed to close on the oakdale project. Is that what the press release was about?

Li: No, gabi, there’s something you should know.

Gabi: What is it?

[Cell phone chiming] Oh, never mind, I probably got it.

Li: Before you read that, I just need to tell you something.

Gabi: “Board of directors of dimera enterprises is sad to announce the death of abigail dimera”?

Gwen: Dad. I didn’t know you were in town.

[Soft music]

Jack: It was a last-minute trip. I have some bad news about abigail.

Gwen: Yeah, someone already told me. Is it true then? My sister was murdered?

Jack: I’m sorry. I meant to tell you myself. I guess the news is getting out there.

Gwen: Well, I didn’t get all the details. Do they know who’s responsible?

Chad: Kate, how much did you tell lucas? Did you tell him that abby knew he was sami’s kidnapper? Answer me!

Kate: Please, you really have to try to calm down.

Chad: Calm down? My wife is dead! Someone stabbed her to death in our bedroom, and you want me to calm down? If you told lucas that abigail knew his secret, he could be the one.

Jennifer: My sweet girl. She was so kind. So much to live for, especially her precious children. Who would wanna hurt her, lucas? And why?

Lucas: I don’t know, jenn. I just don’t know.

Jennifer: To attack her so, so brutally in her own home. What kind of monster would do that?

Lucas: Jenn, I’m so sorry. This is all my fault.

Jennifer: Your fault? What do you mean?

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[Soft orchestration]

Jennifer: How could abigail’s death be your fault?

Lucas: I should’ve protected her. You were in boston; I was here. I should’ve kept a closer eye on her.

Jennifer: Lucas, no, no. You could not possibly know that some maniac was gonna break into her house and attack her. Oh, honey, lucas, don’t do this to yourself.

Lucas: Stop, I should be the one comforting you, not the other way around.

Jennifer: Oh, listen to me. You listen to me. You loved her.

Lucas: Yeah.

Jennifer: She knew that. You are not to blame for any of this.

Chad: Don’t you get it? If lucas thought that abigail was gonna expose his secret, then he might’ve–he might’ve wanted to kill her to shut her up, okay? He would’ve had motive.

Kate: I didn’t tell him. I didn’t tell him. He didn’t know that abigail knows the truth, chad.

Chad: You didn’t?

Kate: No, I didn’T. But it doesn’t matter. Even if he did know the truth, he would never ever hurt abigail, not in a million years.

Chad: But then who did? Who did? Who would’ve done something so horrible to my wife?

Steve: Rafe, you let me know if there’s anything I can do to help with the investigation, all right? We need to find whoever did this to abigail and bring them to justice, okay? Whatever it takes. All right, thanks, man. I’ll talk to you later.

Jake: Hey, steve? I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but did something happen to abigail?

Gabi: Is this some kind of sick joke?

Li: I’m afraid not.

Gabi: No, you’ve got this wrong. You’ve got all of this wrong. You need to retract this statement because this is obviously–this is wrong.

Li: Ej gave me the information himself.

Gabi: Ej, okay, there you go. That’s it. He gave you some false information because he wants to make us look bad, he wants to embarrass us, and you fell for it.

Li: Gabi, I double-checked with the salem pd. Abigail’s dead.

Gabi: What–no, are they sure? Because a while back, we thought abigail died in a plane crash, and it turned out that andre was just faking her death. This is probably a trick too.

Li: It’s not. I’m sorry to say this, but abigail was murdered.

Gabi: Wh… migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Jake: Oh, my. Abigail was murdered?

Steve: Yeah. And chad found her.

Jake: My god.

Steve: Yeah. Someone from your family will probably contact you and fill you in on the details, right?

Jake: Not likely. Abigail was really the only dimera I got along with. Police have any leads?

Steve: Not yet. Listen, I need to get inside. Jennifer’s waiting for me.

Jake: Oh, yeah, go ahead. Of course, please give her and jack my condolences.

Steve: Yeah.

[Tense music]

Kate: I wish that I could give you the answers that you need, but I can’T. I can’T. I just wish I could. I have no idea why anyone would do this to abigail, but I do know that my heart is broken for you and for your children.

Chad: I’m just grasp–I’m grasping at straws right now, so I’m not thinking straight. I’m so–I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to lash out at you.

Kate: Don’t apologize, okay? Don’t do that. I’m sorry–I’m sorry that I can’t be of more comfort to you.

Chad: Nobody–nobody can be. And nothing…

Kate: I know, I know. Maybe you should get some rest.

Chad: I can’t rest. I can’t rest. Every time I close my eyes, I just–I see her laying there. Covered in blood. I just keep remembering the last thing that she said to me.

Kate: She talked to you? Did she give you any clue of what happened?

Chad: She just said that they had a knife.

Kate: I see.

Chad: I keep racking my brain trying to think about who would do this to my wife. What kind of sick and sadistic person would do something like this? And the only person I can think of is gwen. But she’s in prison, obviously, so she couldn’t have done it.

Jack: The police don’t have any suspects at the moment.

Gwen: Is that why you came here, to ask me if I had something to do with it?

Jack: Of course not. My god, why would you even think that?

Gwen: I mean, it crossed my mind, that’s all, especially because of everything that happened between abigail and I in the past. I just really wish that the last time that I saw her hadn’t ended the way that it did.

Jack: When was the last time that you saw her?

Gwen: Yesterday. She came to visit me.

Jack: She did? Why?

Gwen: I guess you could say that our last encounter sealed both of our fates forever. Are you one of the millions of americans

Ava: So you’re gonna spend the summer with joey and stephanie?

Tripp: You know, it’ll be a little while before my ankle heals and I can get back to work, so I figured I might as well enjoy a little change of scenery until then.

Ava: But you’re coming back, right?

Tripp: Yes. At least I think so. I gotta clear my head, you know? Process everything that’s happened.

Ava: You’re talking about what happened with allie?

Tripp: That among other things, like almost dying, being possessed by the devil. I mean, you can understand why I might need to get away, can’t you?

Ava: Of course I can. What am I gonna do without you, hm?

Jack: I don’t understand. How did abigail’s visit here seal your fates?

Gwen: Well, I just meant that because of how things ended so badly between us, and now that she’s gone… I won’t ever have a chance to reconcile with her. Although, maybe that never would’ve happened anyway.

Jack: I would like to think that you would have eventually, that you both would’ve gotten past the anger and the resentment.

Gwen: Well, I guess now we’ll never know.

Gabi: You probably don’t know this, but abigail and i used to be best friends.

Li: I didn’t know that, no.

Gabi: She was my ride or die. Even after everything blew up, we had this connection. It’s like she could see the real me. She could see what I was hiding, see through my defenses. It was kind of annoying sometimes, but it was also very comforting.

Li: It’s a shame you two had a falling out.

Gabi: Yeah, yes, it is. And we spent a lot of time battling each other, tearing each other down, but every once in a while, we’d find some common ground, like we did with gwen rizczech.

Li: Hm, the infamous nanny?

Gabi: Yeah, abigail and I, we teamed up to bring her down. It didn’t go as planned, but it felt nice to be on the same side again. It’s funny, that was one of the few times that I had to stop abigail from making things worse. Usually, it was the other way around.

Li: It sounds like she was the yin to your yang, as my father would say, complete opposites who balanced each other out. You know, they say, “the shadow cannot exist without the light.”

Gabi: Yeah. Now that light is gone. What are we gonna do without her?

Kate: I know that you want justice for abigail. I do, but you have to let the police find out who did it, okay? You really need to focus on yourself and your children now.

[Soft music]

Chad: Ugh, I haven’t told them yet. I don’t know–i don’t know how I’m going to.

Kate: Charlotte and thomas, they’re strong, okay? And they’re resilient.

Chad: Just like their mom.

Kate: Where are they right now?

Chad: Ej and belle took them to marlena’s last night.

Kate: Okay, that’s good. You know it’s really–it’s a good thing that they have people who love them–so many people who love them and are gonna be there for them.

Chad: Yeah.

Kate: Is there anything that I can do right now for you, for the kids?

Chad: No, not at the moment.

Kate: Okay. You’ll let me know, right?

Chad: Yeah, I will. Thank you.

Kate: I love you.

Chad: Okay, I love you too.

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Kate: Jake, this isn’t a good time.

Jake: I know. I heard. That’s why I’m here. I came to offer my condolences.

Kate: I’ll see you later.

Chad: I wasn’t expecting to see you here.

Jake: Yeah. Can I come in?

[Soft music]

Gabi: You probably think I’m the world’s biggest hypocrite. I’ve done so many awful things to abigail; I don’t have the right to cry over her like this.

Li: It’s like you said, she may have been your enemy, but she was also your friend. I honestly doubt abigail would begrudge you your tears.

Gabi: Thank you. This is more than you bargained for when you hooked up with me.

Li: Gabi, I thought I was clear. I’m all in. Through the good, the bad–

Gabi: Don’t say “the ugly.” Don’T.

Li: You? Never. You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Jack: So why did abigail come to visit you?

Gwen: I asked her to. See, I’d made you a gift, and I wanted her to deliver it to you. Flying to boston to surprise you for your birthday.

Jack: I didn’t know that. Well, obviously, I can’t ask chad to go through her things, not right now. For your gift.

Gwen: No, don’t bother. You won’t find it.

Jack: Why not?

Abigailil

Gwen: I dropped it. And it shattered to pieces.

Jack: That’s too bad. You couldn’t fix it?

Gwen: No. Much like my relationship with my sister, it was broken beyond repair.

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Jake: I’m not sure if you remember, but back when I first found out that I was a dimera, abigail had just come home from florida, right? And I fixed her car.

Chad: I remember.

Jake: Anyway, she had this book in the back seat by some writer, something ishiguro.

Chad: Kazuo.

Jake: That’s the one. “Never let me go.” Abigail, she asked me if i wanted to borrow it, and I said, “I’m not much of a reader.” But she insisted. And I ended up liking it. Anyway, the thing is, abigail barely knew me when she insisted that I borrow that book. And I always saw that as her reaching out to me, you know, sharing a part of herself. And that meant a lot. She made a real effort to welcome me into this family.

Chad: Unlike me.

Jake: I didn’t say that.

Chad: You didn’t have to. I don’t know if i ever made this clear. I hate that I made assumptions about your friendship with abby. I was an idiot to fall for gwen’s lies and to betray abby in the worst way possible. I hurt her badly. And I thought I had… I thought I had lost her for good. But we worked things out. We were happy. We were planning to have another baby.

Jake: Hey.

[Soft music]

Tripp: Well, I should probably get going.

Ava: Oh.

Tripp: Dad’s taking me to a farewell lunch before I go to the airport.

Ava: All right. You two have a good time.

Tripp: I’ll admit, I do feel a little guilty leaving right now; I mean, the timing isn’t ideal.

Ava: Why is that?

Tripp: I guess you haven’t heard. My cousin abigail, she died last night.

Ava: What–what happened?

Tripp: Someone broke into her house and stabbed her. Her husband, chad, found her lying there, and he got her to the hospital, but it was too late. It’s such a terrible tragedy. I mean, she’s got two little kids. She was such a wonderful person. I still can’t believe it.

Ava: That’s just horrible for her family. Do they have any suspects?

Tripp: No, not yet.

Gwen: So you and jennifer had to go and view abigail’s body? I mean, that seems rather cruel to make you do that. Couldn’t they have had chad do the necessary identifications?

Jack: Nobody made us do it. We wanted to do it. I wanted to see her. I wanted to tell her so many things that I’d wanted to say before she… anyway, her mother and me, as hard as it is, it’s nothing compared to what’s happening with thomas and charlotte, our grandbabies. They’re gonna grow up without their mother.

[Sobbing]

Gwen: Dad. Dad, listen, abigail knew how much you loved her. She did, she knew. And she knew how lucky she was to have a father as wonderful and caring as you, as am I.

Jack: Thank you. Thank you for saying that.

Gwen: It’s the truth, it is. It’s the truth. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry you’re going through this. I’m so, so sorry.

Jennifer: Okay. That’s the best I can do.

Steve: Well, in that case, why don’t you let me take you home now?

Jennifer: Okay. That’d be great.

[Soft music]

Goodbye, lucas.

Lucas: Bye. I promise I’ll check on you later, okay?

Steve: Here you go.

Kate: Jennifer.

Jennifer: Hello, kate.

Kate: I’m so sorry about abigail. She was a beautiful person. I respected her, her strength, and her love of family. I guess she got that from you.

Jennifer: Thank you.

Lucas: I hate to see jenn going through all of this.

Kate: And chad. I just left him.

Lucas: How’s he doing? Forget I asked. It’s a stupid question, okay?

Kate: I tell you, it’s so difficult. It was so difficult. He’s in so much pain. And, out of grief, he accused me of killing abigail.

Lucas: He what?

Kate: Yeah, yeah. To keep her quiet because she knew about you kidnapping sami.

Lucas: What are you talking about–that’s ridiculous. You would never do anything to hurt abigail.

Kate: Yeah, of course I wouldn’T. But, you know, I can’t help thinking, would you? So I said, “yeah you’re saving hundreds

Jack: I’d better get back to jennifer; she doesn’t know where I am. I didn’t tell her I was coming to see you.

Gwen: Please give her my condolences.

Jack: I will, thanks. Please take care of yourself, gwen.

Gwen: Dad, wait. Happy birthday.

[Soft music]

Gabi: What are you doing here?

Jake: I came to see chad.

Gabi: How is he?

Jake: How do you think? He just lost the love of his life.

Gabi: I know what that’s like. I’m talking about stefan, of course.

Jake: Of course. Look at you now. You’ve bounced back. Right into shin’s bed.

Gabi: Excuse me, how did…

Jake: So what, are you guys like a thing now?

Gabi: Why do you care? Especially since I hear you and ava are no longer “just roommates.”

Jake: Looks like we’ve both moved on, so I guess we have nothing else to talk about. See you at the office.

Lucas: So my mother–my mother, who’s supposed to have faith in me, you actually think that I killed abigail, really? Mother to two young children? Beautiful person that abigail was?

Kate: It crossed my mind, yes, but most importantly, it crossed chad’s mind.

Lucas: Oh, my god. You can’t be serious.

Kate: Okay, don’t worry. Don’t worry, I covered. I covered. I told him that you had no idea that abigail even knew, so you wouldn’t have a motive. But we both know that you could because you were very, very upset when i told you about abigail. And then you didn’t show up for dinner.

Lucas: I didn’t show up for dinner–

Kate: What did you do to your hand?

Lucas: I don’t know what i I did with my hand, all right?

Kate: What does that mean?

Lucas: After we talked last night, I fell off the wagon.

Kate: Oh, god, lucas.

Lucas: I blacked out. I have no memory of what I did last night.

Kate: Oh, god.

[]

Tripp: Are you sure i shouldn’t stick around? I mean, given the circumstances, everyone being in shock about abigail, I can put off leaving.

Steve: No, no, come on. We’ll all be all right. I’m just sorry I couldn’t give you a bigger sendoff.

Tripp: Are you kidding me? This is perfect. I mean, it kind of reminds me of when we first started getting to know each other, bonding over fries with hot sauce.

Steve: Yeah. This is the way real men eat fries.

Tripp: And do real men drink beer this early in the day?

Steve: How else was I gonna give you a goodbye toast? Lift that bottle. To the best son a man could ever ask for. I’m gonna miss you, tripp. Promise me you’ll come back soon.

Tripp: I promise.

[Soft music]

Jack: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you that I was going to see gwen. I just–I didn’t know how you’d take it.

Jennifer: Oh, it’s fine. I’m glad you did. I mean, she’s your daughter and abigail’s sister. No matter how I feel about her, she deserved to hear the news from you.

Jack: Actually, I didn’t tell her. By the time I got there, she had already heard.

Jennifer: How did she take it?

Jack: Well, obviously, there’s no love lost between her and abigail, but I could tell. Much as she tried to put up a good front, I could tell that abigail’s death shook her more than she was letting on.

Ava: Gwen. I’m glad I caught you.

Gwen: Ava.

Ava: I just heard about abigail. It’s horrible, oh, my god.

Gwen: So you came all this way to give me your condolences?

Ava: No. I came to ask you one thing. Did you do it?

Gabi: I’m so sorry, chad. This is such a terrible tragedy. I just–my heart goes out to you and your children.

Chad: Thank you.

Gabi: I know you’re skeptical about my feelings for abigail. Yeah, we had a lot of problems. I loved her. I loved her very much. And it’s just complicated.

Chad: Yeah, that’s one word for it.

Gabi: You know, over the last year, I’d like to think that we’d gotten to an okay place. I hope she thought so too. You know, whoever did this made a huge mistake because nobody but me gets to mess with abigail deveraux dimera, all right? So we’re gonna find the son of a bitch who did this, and we’re gonna make them pay.

Kate: How could you have done something so stupid after working so hard to get sober?

Lucas: Maybe the pressure of keeping my secret finally got to me, all right?

Kate: Oh, god, lucas. So what did you do? So you just start drinking when I left the pub?

Lucas: Yeah, yeah, when you left, I stole a bottle from behind the bar, and i got totally wasted. I woke up with a massive hangover, and I have no memory of what I did after i left the pub.

Kate: You have no idea of where you went, what you did?

Lucas: I have no idea. I just woke up with this cut on my hand, which could have been from a knife.

Kate: Oh, my god. You don’t think that you–that you could have…

Lucas: Killed abigail? I wish I could say, “of course not.” But honestly, I’m not sure.

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[Cell door opening]

Gwen: [Sighs] Well, they told me I had a visitor. Didn’t expect to see you so soon.

Leo: I have something to tell you.

Gwen: About what?

Leo: Your sister.

[Tense music]

Lucas: [Exhales deeply] Ow. Ah. Ow, my head.

[Groaning]

[Dramatic music]

What the hell– what the hell did I do last night?

Kayla: How can abigail be gone?

Steve: Doesn’t seem real.

Kayla: She was just here– she was just here for a physical. She was–she was– she was in perfect health. Our sweet, beautiful niece was so full of energy and enthusiasm for life. And she wanted to have a baby. Now– [Groans]

Steve: I know. I know.

[Soft dramatic music]

Kayla: Oh, jenn. Oh, jenn, I’m so, so sorry. I am so sorry. I’m sorry.

Jack: [Sighs]

Kayla: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

[Somber music]

Abigail: Well, look what the cat dragged in.

Chad: Abby?

Abigail: Honey, where you been? I was waiting for you. What’s wrong? You look like you just lost your best friend.

Chad: That’s because I did.

[Crying]

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Lucas: You can’t blame this on losing adrienne or your son. This is all on you, you complete loser. You’re weak. You’re pathetic. You’re a complete embarrassment. Ow! Ow. Ow! What the hell happened to my hand? I can’t remember. I can’t remember anything after I polished that bottle off. Think. Come on. Think, you idiot. Think. I can’t remember anything after I fell off the wagon, but, obviously, I hurt my hand. Please, god, don’t let me have hurt anyone else.

Kayla: We can’t begin to tell you how sorry we are.

Steve: Listen, we’re here for you. Whatever you need, okay?

Kayla: Right. I mean, do you– do you want to go sit down, go to my office?

Steve: I could get you some tea, something to eat.

Jennifer: Could we see her? I’d like to see my daughter.

Kayla: Of course, honey.

Jennifer: God.

Kayla: I got you.

Jennifer: Okay.

[Soft dramatic music]

Chad: [Laughing softly]

Abigail: You really look like hell.

[Doorbell rings] You better get that.

[Doorbell rings] I don’t think they’re gonna go away. It’s all right, honey, I’ll wait for you.

Chad: [Sniffles] Abby? Abby, come back, please!

[Doorbell rings]

[Dramatic music]

Rafe: Chad. I hate to bother you at a time like this. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Chad: I don’t want your sympathy, rafe. I want you to tell me who did this to my wife.

Gwen: Abigail’s dead?

Leo: She was murdered. Someone stabbed her to death in her bedroom.

Gwen: Was it you?

Chad: Who did this to my wife, rafe? I need you to find who did this.

Rafe: And we will. Csu was here all night gathering evidence; that’s why you couldn’t get back in until this morning. Everything is at the lab right now. It’s being tested as we speak.

Chad: Did you find a murder weapon?

Rafe: Not yet.

Chad: Do you have any suspects?

Rafe: Chad, listen to me, we have every available officer out there right now looking, chasing down leads, searching. We don’t have anyone in custody yet.

Chad: Then what are you doing here?

Rafe: Chad, I came here because I wanted to see the crime scene. I had to ask some questions myself.

Chad: Ask them.

Rafe: Okay. I want you to go with me up to the bedroom. Listen, you can take your time. Whenever you’re ready.

Chad: If I go up there, is it gonna help you catch the person who did this to my wife and send them straight to hell?

Rafe: Yes.

Chad: Okay, then I’m ready.

[Tense music]

[Laughter]

Abigail: Harold was looking at us kind of oddly.

Chad: He’s never seen two people kissing before.

Abigail: In this house, maybe not.

Chad: Mm.

[Laughs softly]

Rafe: Take your time.

Chad: Hey, baby, you missed the best “minions” movie yet. Abby? Abby!

[Tense music]

Jennifer: [Exhales sharply]

[Breathing shakily]

[Soft dramatic music]

[Gasps] No! No! No! No! No!

Jennifer: [Breathing shakily] Can we have a minute alone with her?

Kayla: Take all the time you need.

[Somber music]

Jennifer: [Sobbing]

Leo: Why would you think that I killed abigail?

Gwen: You were in her house last night.

Leo: But you sent me there.

Gwen: I sent you directions to the secret room, where you were obviously lying in wait.

Leo: Um, no, I was drinking mimosas and working out a plan for revenge, which did not include me going all norman bates.

Gwen: Listen, if anyone understands, it is me. I understand the resentment and the rage that you felt when you crept out of that room and into abigail’s bedroom and you got that revenge that you so bloody well deserved.

[Dramatic music]

Rafe: Csu took the bedding for analysis. What’s in this box?

Chad: Some of abigail’s jewelry and some cash.

Rafe: Uh-huh. It looks like the lock’s been tampered with. Was it always that way?

Chad: No.

Rafe: No?

[Mysterious music]

Yeah. Can you give me a list of things that were in there?

Chad: Yeah, and–and, um, I’ll send you some photos that we had taken for insurance purposes too.

Rafe: Okay, great. That would be helpful.

Chad: Do you think this is a robbery gone wrong?

Rafe: It’s hard to say. Some other pricey items were here, like abigail’s laptop, so maybe someone just wanted to make it look like a robbery.

Chad: There was so much blood.

Rafe: Yeah. Well, maybe not all of it was abigail’S. The lab will check to determine if some of it belonged to someone else. We both know that abigail was a fighter, so whoever did this, well, they probably have wounds of their own.

Lucas: Hey, roman. Is my mom here?

Roman: No, she went to see chad.

Lucas: Good. That means I got a little time before she kills me for standing her up last night.

Roman: You haven’t heard?

Lucas: Heard what?

Roman: Lucas, you better have a sit.

Lucas: Please, tell me this has nothing to do with the devil and one of my kids. I can’t take that right now.

Roman: Look, this isn’t easy to say, so I’m just gonna say it. Abigail was murdered last night.

[Tense music]

Jennifer: Abigail johanna, my sweet child, my firstborn. You look so peaceful, like you’re sleeping. You never slept when you were a baby. You insisted on keeping those big, beautiful eyes wide open so you wouldn’t miss a thing. That was you, curious and alert from the moment you came into this world. You were this tiny, tiny little soul, so very fragile, and yet so incredibly strong. And you used that strength to fight. Whatever challenges life threw at you, you faced them. You overcame them with courage and with grace, just like your grandma laura. You always reminded me of her in that way, that strength, that fighting spirit. My extraordinary daughter, nothing I have ever done or will do will make me as proud as I am to be your mother. Take care of her, mom. You take care of my baby. ‘Cause I don’t know what I’m gonna do without her. Oh, jack! Oh, god!

[Sobbing]

Leo: That is a really nice story, guinevere, but it’s fiction. I did not kill abigail dimera.

Gwen: Really?

Leo: Really.

Gwen: Sorry. I just had to ask since you were in her house last night. So tell me, did you see anything?

Leo: What do you mean?

Gwen: I mean, you said that abigail was attacked in her bedroom. You weren’t up there at all, were you?

[Dramatic music]

Leo: Of course not. Now, if you’re done grilling me, I have a question of my own I’d like to ask.

Gwen: By all means.

Leo: You called me yesterday all hot and bothered because abigail had broken your little arts and crafts project.

Gwen: It was a mug that I made for my father for his birthday.

Leo: You asked abigail to deliver it. Instead, she dropped it on the floor, on purpose, which made you real mad. Mad enough that you told me to, and I quote, “find the nearest sharp object and use it to stab abigail through the heart.”

Gwen: Okay, you said you had a question?

Leo: Oh, right. Those instructions you gave me about the sharp object, any chance you followed through with them yourself?

Gwen: I haven’t a clue what you mean.

Leo: Oh, well, then allow me to rephrase. Did you kill abigail? My asthma felt anything but normal.

Chad: So what’s your take? You think it’s a robbery?

Rafe: Well, like I said, it’s possible. Robbery or no robbery, we will find them. We will follow every lead. We will pore over every shred of evidence. We will not stop until we get justice for abigail. If there’s anything you need, you call me.

[Somber music]

Gwen: How could I possibly have killed abigail?

Leo: From all reports, with a very sharp knife.

Gwen: You do realize that I am here in prison, don’t you? I’m locked up 24 hours a day.

[Mysterious music]

Guard: Hey! Rizczech!

Gwen: Oh. Hi, roy.

Guard: You missed bed check. Where the hell have you been?

Gwen: I have a pass to use the library. You can ask the matron.

Guard: We searched the library.

Gwen: Well, I fell asleep in a corner. I just woke up. Come on, roy. Where else could I have been? This place is surrounded 18-foot walls. There’s razor wire and guards with guns.

Leo: Yes, yes, dear, I know. But of all the ways abigail could have died, it happened exactly the way you wanted it to. And you sure did want it to happen.

Gwen: Okay, I will admit, yes, I did have a motive. But I did not have the means. And as far as opportunity, I mean, look around, matty. It’s just not possible.

Abigail: Come here, my love. Let’s make a baby.

[Somber music]

Chad: We can’T.

Abigail: I thought that’s what you wanted.

Chad: It is. I want that so much. But you’re gone. I need you to tell me what to do. How am I gonna tell the children that we do have that they’re never gonna see their mother again?

Jennifer: Go to her, jack.

Jack: I–I– I don’t want to say goodbye.

Jennifer: You don’t have to. Just say whatever’s in your heart.

[Soft dramatic music]

Jack: Abigail, my dear, sweet, precious girl… I’m sorry. For so many things, I’m sorry. I know you’d tell me not to– not to be, but I can’t help it. I am. I’m sorry for never being the father you deserved, for being selfish, for always falling short. All of it. I– I will always regret that. More than anything, I will regret taking you for granted, for assuming we had all the time in the world. I–I was starting to get the hang of it, you know? Being a good dad. And we were getting closer. And, oh, did you make me proud as a journalist, a mother, a human being. You inspired me. You taught me. In your all-too-short life, you gave me so much. Most of all, you gave me– you gave me hope. You were my light, abigail. In my darkest days, the light of your love kept me going and helped me find my way. And now some– someone cruel and dark has taken your light away. I don’t know if I’ll ever find my way out of this darkness.

[Dramatic music]

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Abigail: Honey, it’s okay. Come here. Please.

Chad: Maybe–maybe I could just hold you one last time.

[Sobbing]

[Soft dramatic music]

Leo: Oh, come on. Like people haven’t busted out of here?

Gwen: Yeah, sure, people with cash, connections, the last name dimera. I am naught for three.

Leo: I suppose that’s true. So if you didn’t do it, and I didn’t do it, it would appear that somebody else did our dirty work for us.

Gwen: Hm.

Lucas: [Crying]

Roman: Lucas, I am so sorry. I know how much you loved your niece.

Lucas: Abigail was an angel. What happened to her is unimaginable. It takes me back to losing will. You know, no parent should ever have to feel that pain.

Roman: No, no. Is there anything you need? Anything I can get you? What did you do there?

Lucas: It’s nothing. It’s nothing to worry about. I have a splitting headache right now. I’ll take an aspirin if you’ve got one.

Roman: Sure. Be right back.

Kate: I just had a talk with chad.

Lucas: So what? What’s the big deal?

Kate: So the big deal is that he thought I should know that he told abigail that you’re the one who kidnapped sami.

Lucas: What? Oh, what did I do?

[Doorbell rings]

Kate: Oh, god. I’m so sorry.

Chad: Are you?

[ Screaming ]

Kate: Of course, I’m sorry. I’m heartbroken.

Chad: Shh!

[Tense music]

Kate: Where is this coming from? What did I do wrong?

Chad: You tell me.

Kate: I–I’m lost. I’m lost.

Chad: Really? Remember our–our conversation yesterday where I did you the enormous courtesy of telling you that I had told abigail the truth about lucas, hm? And you completely lost it?

Kate: Chad, I was–I was shocked, I was surprised.

Chad: No! No! No! You lost it! And then you ripped into me for not keeping my mouth shut!

Kate: Because I was concerned about my son, that’s why!

Chad: No, you were scared out of youmind that abigail was gonna share what she knew! Even after I told you that you had nothing to worry about, that she wouldn’t tell anyone! You said that that wasn’t good enough! That you–look at me! That you needed assurances that she wouldn’t tell anyone that lucas was the one that kidnapped sami!

Kate: [Spluttering]

Chad: Oh. Oh, what? Am I–was I–oh, shh. Was that too loud? Did you want me to keep my voice down? Huh? No one is here! Ej is at marlena’s with the kids! Tony and anna are gone! Harold is off! And my wife is dead! Is that good enough for your assurance?

Kate: Oh, my god, you think that I killed abigail to keep her quiet? Is that what you think?

Chad: Look at me. Did you?

Leo: I am so sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Although, you don’t seem that broken up about it.

Gwen: I do feel bad for jack.

Leo: Uh-huh.

Gwen: But you– well, you must be ecstatic with the unexpected assist.

Leo: Perhaps I wasn’t clear earlier. I wanted revenge against abigail badly. But I think what happened to her is horrible. It makes me sick, actually.

Gwen: Excuse me, but this might be just a tad revisionist, given as you were right in this very room just the other day joking about how you wanted to slit abigail’s throat.

Leo: Exactly. I was joking. I have to go.

Gwen: Thank you for filling me in.

Leo: I’m sorry for your loss.

[Mysterious music

Roman: Jennifer, I am so sorry.

Jennifer: Lucas, I’m so glad to see you.

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doesn’t have to be hard.

Kate: I can’t begin to imagine the pain you’re going through right now, but I know that you can’t possibly believe that I could have had anything to do with abigail’s death.

Chad: I don’t think–I don’t think you planned it.

Kate: Okay, I– what does that mean?

Chad: I–I think that after our little talk, I think that you–you couldn’t shake your worry about lucas. So you came over here to have a–a little chat with my wife to impress upon her the importance of staying quiet. And my abby, she was taking offense to that, so I think that things maybe–maybe got out of hand a little bit.

Kate: Okay. I understand. But it doesn’t matter how worried I was, I would never ever–

Chad: Would never what? Never what, kate? Go to extremes to protect your kids?

Kate: I know you’re upset. I know that you’re exhausted. And I know that you’re not thinking straight, okay? I know that. But look at me. Look at me. Chad, look at me! I would never kill abigail to keep her quiet, and neither would lucas, okay?

Chad: Lucas? Why would you mention lucas?

Kate: Because that’s what this whole conversation is about. Because you told abigail that lucas was the one that kidnapped sami.

Chad: Yeah, but lucas didn’t know that. Or did he?

Steve: Hey, baby.

Kayla: Oh, hi.

Steve: Are you leaving?

Kayla: Yeah, I–I have to go back to the hospital. But lucas is in there with jennifer. Where’s jack?

Steve: He had something to take care of.

Kayla: What?

Steve: He didn’t say.

[Dramatic music]

Gwen: You didn’t have to bloody break it!

Abigail: Honey, you’re lucky that’s all I broke.

Gwen: It’s okay. I’ll just make another one.

Abigail: Great! Make a whole damn set. Lord knows you’re gonna have plenty of time for it.

Gwen: You selfish bitch! I am going to make you pay for this!

[Cell door opening]

[Suspenseful music]

Leo: Please, please still be here. [Sighs] Yes. I’d have preferred an alamainian emerald, but you will do just fine.

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Chad and Kate talked about Lucas possibly killing Abby. They worked things out. She offered to help him out with the kids. She told him she loved him. He said he loved her too. Before she left, Jake showed up. Kate told him it wasn’t a good time. He said he came to offer his condolences. Kate ended up leaving. Chad was shocked to see him. Chad walked away from him. Gabi was upset that Abby died. She felt she didn’t have the right to cry over her. Li said Abby might have been her enemy, but she was also her friend. Gabi said it was more than what he bargained for. Li said he was all in through the good and the bad. She told him not to say the ugly. He said she was the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on. Jack asked Gwen why Abby went to see her. Gwen said she had a gift for him. She said she wanted to give it too Abby so she could give it to him for his birthday. He said he couldn’t ask Jennifer to look through Abby’s things yet. He said he would do it later. She told him not to bother. She said she dropped it. He asked if she could fix it. She said like her relationship with her sister, the gift was broken beyond repair.

Jake told Chad about the time when he first came to Salem and fixed Abby’s car. He said there was a book inside that she wanted him to read. He said she barely knew him, but he considered that as her sharing a part of herself. He said it meant a lot. He said she made an effort to welcome him in the family. Chad said unlike him. Jake said he didn’t say that. Chad said he didn’t have to. Chad said he hated that he made assumptions about his relationship with Abby. He said he was a fool to believe Gwen’s lies. He said he betrayed Abby in the worst possible way. He said he thought he lost her for good. He said they worked things out. He said they were happy. He said they were planning to have another baby. He started crying. Jake comforted him. Gwen told Jack that it was cruel for him and Jennifer to have to view Abby’s body. He said what happened to him was nothing compared to what happened to Thomas and Charlotte. He said they were going to grow up without a mother. Gwen said Abby knew that she had a loving father who loved her. She said she knew that too. She said she was sorry that he was going through this. Kate met up with Lucas. She told him that Chad accused her of killing Abby. She said he thought she killed Abby to keep her quiet about him kidnapping Sami. Lucas said she would never kill Abby. Kate said she wouldn’t. She asked if he did. Jack said he had to go back to Jennifer. Gwen told him to give her her condolences. He said he would. She wished him a happy birthday. Lucas asked if Kate really thought he would kill Abby. Kate said it crossed her mind. She said it crossed Chad’s mind too. She said she covered for him. She said he was upset when she told him about Abby. She asked what he did to his hand. He said he fell off the wagon after they talked. He said he blacked out and had no idea what he did last night. Jack told Jennifer that he went to see Gwen. Jennifer said she was Abby’s sister and his daughter. She said Gwen had a right to know about Abby. He said she already knew about it. Ava went to see Gwen to ask if she killed Abby. Gabi went to see Abby. She told him it was a terrible tragedy. She said her heart went out to him and his children. She said she knew he was skeptical about her love for Abby. She said she loved her, but it was complicated. She said over the last year they got to a better place. She said whoever did this made a huge mistake. She said nobody, but her got to mess with Abby. She said they were going to find the person who did it. Kate asked how Lucas could drink. He said the pressure of what he did was starting to get to him. He said he didn’t know what he could have done. He just woke up with the cut on his hand. He said he wasn’t sure if he could have killed Abby.

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Days Update Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Update written by Joseph

Leo visits Gwen in prison. Gwen says she didn’t expect to see him so soon. Leo sits down and informs her that he has something to tell her about her sister.

Lucas wakes up in his hotel room with a hangover, complaining of a headache. Lucas sits up and sees the bottle of alcohol next to him in bed as he flashes back to stealing the bottle from the Brady Pub. Lucas wonders what the hell he did last night.

Steve and Kayla sit together at the hospital. Steve says it doesn’t seem real. Kayla talks about Abigail just being there for a physical and being in perfect health. Kayla cries that Abigail was full of energy and enthusiasm for life. Jack and Jennifer arrive at the hospital. Kayla and Steve hug them as they cry.

Chad returns home to the DiMera Mansion. He slowly enters the living room and imagines Abigail waiting for him inside as he starts to cry.

Lucas tells himself that he can’t blame this on losing Adrienne or his son. Lucas says it’s all on himself and calls himself a loser, weak, and pathetic. Lucas grabs the bottle to throw it across the room but drops it in pain when he realizes a large cut on his hand. Lucas complains that he can’t remember anything after finishing the bottle. Lucas urges himself to think as he obviously hurt his hand. Lucas prays to God to not have let him hurt anyone else…

Steve and Kayla tell Jack and Jennifer how sorry they are and that they are here if they need anything. Kayla asks if they want to go to her office. Steve offers to get them tea or food. Jennifer responds that she would like to see her daughter. Kayla takes Jennifer’s hand and brings her and Jack to go see Abigail.

Chad cries until the doorbell rings. His vision of Abigail disappears so he yells for her to come back. Chad then goes to answer the door to see Rafe. Rafe hates to bother him at a time like this and says he’s so sorry for his loss. Chad doesn’t want his sympathy, he wants Rafe to tell him who did this to his wife.

Leo reveals to Gwen that Abigail was murdered as someone stabbed her to death in her bedroom. Gwen asks if it was Leo.

Chad asks Rafe who did this to his wife. Rafe says they will find out and talks about the team being here all night gathering evidence, so everything is at the lab now being tested. Chad asks if they found the murder weapon. Rafe says not yet. Chad asks if there are any suspects. Rafe assures they have every available officer out there looking, chasing leads, and searching but they don’t have anyone in custody yet. Chad asks what Rafe is doing here then. Rafe responds that he wanted to see the crime scene and ask some questions himself. Chad tells him to ask then. Rafe wants Chad to go with him to the bedroom. Rafe tells Chad to take his time and they will do it whenever he’s ready. Chad asks if going up there is going to help catch the person who did this and send them straight to Hell. Rafe says yes, so Chad decides he’s ready and heads upstairs. Chad approaches the bedroom and has flashbacks of being with Abigail the last time. Rafe removes the caution tape and tells Chad to take his time as they head inside. Chad steps in and recalls finding Abigail’s bloody body on the bed.

Kayla brings Jack and Jennifer in to see Abigail’s body. Jennifer screams no and breaks down crying when Kayla uncovers Abigail. Jennifer asks for a moment alone with her. Kayla tells her to take all the time they need as she exits.

Leo questions why Gwen would think he killed Abigail. Gwen points out that Leo was in her house last night. Leo argues that she sent him there. Gwen feels he was obviously lying in wait. Leo insists he was working out a plan for revenge which did not include him going all Norman Bates. Gwen responds that if anyone understands, it’s her. Gwen understands the rage he felt when entering Abigail’s bedroom and got the revenge he so wanted. Leo flashes back to being in the DiMera Wine Cellar and putting a knife from his breakfast in to his bag.

Rafe tells Chad that they took the bedding for analysis. Rafe asks about a box in the room. Chad says there is some of Abigail’s jewelry and some cash in it. Rafe notes that it looks like the lock has been tampered with and asks if it’s always been that way. Chad says no. Chad then opens the box and finds it is now completely empty. Rafe asks for a list of everything that was in it. Chad says he’ll send some photos that were taken for insurance purposes. Chad asks if Rafe thinks this was a robbery gone wrong. Rafe says it’s hard to say as some of the pricey items were still there like Abigail’s laptop, so maybe someone just wanted to make it look like a robbery. Chad comments that there was so much blood. Rafe wonders if it wasn’t all Abigail’s or if some of it belonged to someone else. Rafe says they both know Abigail was a fighter, so whoever did this probably has wounds of their own…

Lucas goes to the Brady Pub with his hand wrapped. Lucas asks Roman if Kate is there. Roman says no as she went to go see Chad. Lucas says good because that means he has a little time before Kate kills him for standing her up last night. Roman realizes that Lucas hasn’t heard and tells him to have a seat. Lucas hopes it has nothing to do with The Devil and one of his kids. Roman responds that it’s not easy to say, so he’s just going to say it. Roman informs Lucas that Abigail was murdered last night.

Jennifer cries that Abigail looks so peaceful, like she’s sleeping. Jennifer talks about Abigail overcoming every challenge in life and how she always reminded her of her mother Laura. Jennifer says nothing will ever make her as proud as she is to be Abigail’s mother. Jennifer looks up and prays for Laura to take care of Abigail now. Jennifer cries that she doesn’t know what she’s going to do without her. Jack hugs Jennifer as she breaks down crying.

Leo tells Gwen that it’s a really nice story but he did not kill Abigail DiMera. Gwen apologizes and says she had to ask since he was at her house last night. Gwen asks if Leo saw anything and if he was in Abigail’s bedroom at all. Leo flashes back to hiding in the bathroom but tells Gwen that he wasn’t. Leo then tells Gwen that he has his own question. Leo points out that Gwen called him all hot and bothered about Abigail breaking her mug. Leo said that Gwen was so mad that she told him to find the nearest sharp object and use it to stab Abigail through the heart. Gwen thought he had a question. Leo then asks if Gwen followed through with her instruction by herself. Leo asks if Gwen killed Abigail.

Chad asks Rafe if he thinks it was a robbery. Rafe repeats that it’s possible but assures they will find them and follow every lead. Rafe declares they will not stop until they get justice for Abigail. Rafe tells Chad to call him if he needs anything as he then exits the room. Chad sits down on the floor.

Gwen asks Leo how she could possibly have killed Abigail when she’s locked up in prison 24 hours a day. Gwen flashes back to sneaking back in to the visiting room and the guard asking where she had been after missing bed check. Gwen claims the place is surrounded. Leo says he knows, but of all the ways Abigail could’ve died, it happened exactly the way Gwen wanted it to and she sure wanted it to happen. Gwen admits she had motive but not the means or opportunity, so she calls it not possible.

Chad gets up and shuts Abigail’s empty jewelry box. Chad then imagines Abigail appearing again in the room and wanting to make a baby. Chad cries that they can’t, even though he wants that so much, because she goes. Chad cries for Abigail to tell him what to do. Chad asks how to tell their children that they are never going to see their mother again.

Jennifer tells Jack to go to Abigail. Jack doesn’t want to say goodbye. Jennifer encourages him to just say whatever is in his heart. Jack then sits at Abigail’s side and cries that he’s sorry for so many things. Jack apologizes for never being the father she deserved, for being selfish, and for always falling short. Jack declares that he will regret taking her for granted and assuming they had all the time in the world. Jack says he was starting to get the hang of being a good dad and they were getting closer. Jack talks about Abigail making him proud, inspiring him, teaching him, and giving him hope. Jack says Abigail was his light that kept him going and helped him find his way. Jack states that now that’s been taken away and he doesn’t know if he will ever find his way out of this darkness. Jennifer hugs Jack.

Chad cries that maybe he could just hold Abigail one last time but then his vision of her disappears and he breaks down crying, then gets up and leaves the room.

Leo points out to Gwen that it’s not like people haven’t busted out of prison. Gwen argues that was people with cash, connections, or the last name DiMera, none of which she has. Leo supposes that’s true. Leo says if she didn’t do it and he didn’t do it, it would appear somebody else did their dirty work for them.

Lucas breaks down crying after Roman tells him about Abigail. Roman says he’s so sorry as he knows how much Lucas loved his niece. Lucas cries that she was an angel and what happened to her is unimaginable. Lucas says it takes him back to losing Will and no parent should ever have to feel that pain. Roman asks if there’s anything he needs or anything he can get him. Roman then notices Lucas’s hand and asks what he did there. Lucas calls it nothing to worry about and complains of a headache, so he asks for an aspirin which Roman then goes to get. Lucas then thinks back to Kate telling him that Chad told Abigail about Lucas kidnapping Sami. Lucas then looks over at the alcohol behind the bar and worries, wondering what he did.

Kate goes to the DiMera Mansion and tells Chad that she’s so sorry. Kate tries to hug him but Chad steps back and questions if she is sorry. Kate says of course she is sorry and heartbroken, questioning where this is coming from. Kate asks what she did wrong. Chad tells her to tell him. Kate says she’s lost. Chad reminds Kate of their conversation yesterday where he gave her the enormous courtesy of telling her that he told Abigail the truth about Lucas and she completely lost it. Kate says she was shocked and surprised. Chad shouts that Kate lost it and ripped in to him about not keeping his mouth shut. Kate argues that she was concerned about her son. Chad screams that Kate was scared out of her mind that Abigail was going to share what she knew, even after he told her she had nothing to worry about and that Abigail wouldn’t tell anyone, Kate said that wasn’t good enough. Chad yells that Kate needed assurances that Abigail wouldn’t tell anyone that Lucas kidnapped Sami. Chad then mocks the idea of keeping his voice down and screams that no one is here. Chad shouts that EJ is at Marlena’s with the kids, Tony and Anna are gone, Harold is off, and his wife is dead. Chad asks if that’s good enough for Kate’s assurance. Kate cries questioning that Chad thinks she killed Abigail to keep her quiet. Chad then asks Kate if she did.

Leo tells Gwen that he’s sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Gwen doesn’t seem so broken up about it. Gwen says she does feel bad for Jack, but Leo must be ecstatic about the unexpected assist. Leo clarifies that he wanted revenge against Abigail badly but he thinks what happened to her is horrible and makes him sick. Gwen calls that revisionist since he was just joking about wanting to slit Abigail’s throat. Leo insists that he was joking and then says he has to go. Gwen thanks him for filling her in. Leo says he’s sorry for her loss and then exits the prison.

Kayla brings Jennifer to the Brady Pub. Roman hugs Jennifer and says he’s so sorry. Jennifer then hugs Lucas, crying that she’s so glad to see him.

Kate can’t imagine the pain Chad is going through but says she knows that he can’t think she was involved in Abigail’s death. Chad responds that he doesn’t think she planned it. Kate asks what that means. Chad thinks after their talk, Kate couldn’t shake her worry about Lucas so she came over to talk with Abigail about keeping quiet and then Abigail got offended so maybe things got out of hand. Kate understands but says no matter the worry, she would never. Chad questions if she wouldn’t go to extremes to protect her kids. Kate knows he’s upset, exhausted, and not thinking straight. Kate tells Chad that she would never kill Abigail to keep her quiet and neither would Lucas. Chad questions why she would mention Lucas. Kate says that’s what this whole conversation is about because Chad told Abigail that Lucas kidnapped Sami. Chad points out that Lucas didn’t know that and then asks if he did.

Kayla exits the Pub and runs in to Steve. Kayla tells Steve that she has to get back to the hospital but Jennifer is inside with Lucas. Kayla asks where Jack is. Steve tells her that he had something to take care of. Kayla questions what but Steve says that Jack didn’t say..

Gwen sits in the prison visiting room, thinking back to Abigail breaking her mug and shouting that she would make her pay. Jack then arrives.

Leo sneaks outside where he retrieves his bag from the bushes. Leo opens it up, revealing the cash and jewelry stolen from Abigail’s box. Leo remarks that he would’ve preferred an Alemanian Emerald, but these will do just fine.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Lucas woke up from his binder. He flashed back to getting the bottle. He realized his hand was cut. He hoped he didn’t hurt anyone else. Chad imagined that he saw Abby. When she left, Rafe showed up. Rafe said he was sorry for his loss. Chad said he didn’t want his sympathy. He said he wanted to know who killed his wife. Leo told Gwen that Abby was murdered. She asked if he did it. Rafe told Chad that he wanted to see the crime scene. When Chad took him upstairs, he thought of Abby. Jack and Jennifer showed up at the hospital. They wanted to see Abby. Leo was upset that Gwen accused him of killing Abby. She said he wanted to get revenge on Chad and thought that was how he did it. He said he didn’t do it. Rafe checked Abby’s jewelry and said the killer made it look as if it was a robbery. Lucas went to the pub and asked Roman if Kate was there. Roman asked if he heard the news. Lucas didn’t know what he was talking about. Roman told him Abby was murdered. Jennifer talked to Abby. Leo denied killing Abby. Gwen asked if he saw anything. He flashed back to seeing Abby. He reminded her that Abby broke the gift she made for Jack. He said she wanted him to stab Abby with one of the pieces. He asked her if she killed Abby.

Gwen told Leo that she was in prison and couldn’t have killed Abby. She flashed back to trying to get back in prison. The guard told her that she missed bed check. She told Leo that the place was surrounded by guards. Leo said Abby died the way she wanted her to. Gwen said she had a motive, but she didn’t have the means. She said it wasn’t possible. Jack talked to Abby and told her how he disappointed her and how much he loved her. Jennifer comforted Jack while he was talking to her. Chad thought about Abby again and broke down. Leo and Gwen wondered who could have killed Abby since they didn’t do it. Lucas wondered if he was the one who killed Abby after talking to Roman. Kate went to see Chad. She told him she was sorry. He asked if she really was. He asked her if she remembered the conversation they had when he told her that he told Abby Lucas kidnapped Abby. He said she was upset with him and wanted reassurances. He ripped into her. She asked if he thought she killed Abby to keep her quiet. He asked if she did. Leo told Gwen that she didn’t seem upset about Abby’s death. Lucas went to the hospital and saw Jennifer and Jack. Jennifer said she was glad to see him. Chad told Kate that he thought she talked to Abby and things got out of hand. Kate said she knew he was upset and wasn’t thinking straight. She said she and Lucas would never kill Abby. Chad asked why she would mention Lucas. Kate said he told Abby that Lucas was the one who kidnapped Sami. Chad said Lucas didn’t know about that. He asked if he did.

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Days Short Recap Monday, June 13, 2022

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Susan talked to Johnny about Belle possibly being interested in EJ. Johnny and Marlena didn’t think that was true. She said that she wasn’t staying at the mansion just for the ambiance. Johnny was worried about Sami finding out about it. He wanted to change the subject because Marlena was worried about Belle, Jan and the baby. Belle asked EJ to make her feel better. She kissed him and wanted him to make love to her. He backed up from her. She wanted to forget about everything. She wanted him so she backed him into the house and he kissed her. Chad came back from the movies with the kids and found Abby on the bed. She stirred and he called the police. She managed to tell him that her attacker had a knife. Chad hung up from the police and screamed for help. EJ and Belle were on their way to his room when they heard Chad scream. They ran into Chad’s room. They saw the blood all over the room. Chad wanted them to find his kids. He begged Abby to hold on while he tried to save her. EJ told him that Belle took the kids to Marlena’s place. Abby told Chad that she was cold. She closed her eyes. Chad begged her not to die.

Chad arrived with Abby at the hospital. Chad begged Kayla to help Abby. Later, Kayla came back and told Chad that she was sorry. She told him that she was gone. Chad was in denial about what happened. He thought Rolf could fix everything. Kayla said that Rolf couldn’t help Abby because she lost too much blood. EJ held Chad and he kept repeating that it couldn’t be true. Chad wanted to be alone with Abby and asked EJ to check on his kids. Kayla took Chad to see Abby’s body. Kayla left him alone with her. He broke down as soon as he saw her. He told her that she was everything to him as well as to their children. He wanted to know why someone did that to her.

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Days Transcript Monday, June 13, 2022

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Tripp: Two pair, kings and fives.

Steve: Well, dude, now I see why you’ve been making all those reckless bets. Because you thought you were gonna win this hand. Read ’em and weep. Royal flush, baby.

Tripp: Some father you are. I’m over here recuperating from near-death injuries and you won’t let me win one hand.

Steve: Now, son, would you realeel good about yourself if I just let you win?

Tripp: I wouldn’t feel broke.

Steve: Oh, money isn’t everything. Here’s to more than one full pot.

Kayla: Ooh, how’s it going in here?

Tripp: I owe him 32 bucks. And I thought insurance companies were running up hospital bills.

Kayla: Well, if you switch your stuff to gin rummy, I think the tables might turn.

Steve: Oh yeah, good old gin rummy. Kayla: It’s your favorite game. Steve: So, what do you say? When do you think this superhero can get out of here? He’s going a little stir crazy.

Kayla: Oh, well funny you should ask. I just checked your latest scans and how does tomorrow sound?

Tripp: Oh, that sounds great.

Steve: That is great. By tomorrow night you’ll be sleeping in your own beddie bye.

Tripp: Actually, there’s something I wanted to tell you. I’m not coming home with you guys.

Chanel: I cannot believe we pulled this off. Our biggest cupcake order coming in ten minutes after the bakery’s oven goes down.

Allie: What I don’t get is who knows they needs 300 cupcakes early in the morning and places the order at 5:00 P.M. The night before? Like, they had no advance knowledge that they were gonna need 300 cupcakes? Was it, like, a spur of the moment craving?

Chanel: I think it was some weird cupcake emergency. But luckily, sweet bits was up for the job.

Allie: Well, when the going gets tough, the tough get baking.

Chanel: Yeah, well I don’t feel so tough right now. What I feel is bone-tired. I really do appreciate you coming by to help me after hours.

Allie: Well, I really appreciate you giving me my job back after everything.

Chanel: I love how we now call getting serially possessed by the devil “everything.”

Allie: Well, I mean after everything you went through, okay. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted me to just be someone you used to know.

Chanel: Well, I did get rid of any devil’s food from the menu.

Allie: I noticed. Although I’ve, like, barely had a moment to breathe today. I don’t remember the bakery ever being this busy. Seriously, how did you manage this all on your own for weeks?

Chanel: Honestly? I’m not sure how I did it without you.

Susan: Oh, goody. Oh sweet bits, they are my weakness.

[Gasps] Ooh. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that.

Johnny: Why not? A weakness for sweet bits seems to run in the family.

Marlena: Susan, it was so good of you to invite johnny over to have supper with his grandmothers.

Susan: Well, even if I had to invite you to host it.

Marlena: As long as you cook it.

Susan: Well, you know what? I know how much you two love my gumbo.

Johnny: No one makes it like you do, grandma.

Susan: Well, you know what? I figured that you wouldn’t want to set foot into that creepy dimera house, not with–aren’t these the prettiest cupcakes you’ve ever seen?

Marlena: Not with what, susan?

Susan: Uh-oh.

[Clears throat] I just didn’t want–i didn’t want to force you two to bear witness to something that you don’t approve of.

Johnny: What? You mean like threats, blackmail, bad decor?

Susan: Well, those too. But, no. What I was speaking of, dr. Marlena evans, is–and you might as well know, I think there’s something going on between my son and your daughter.

Ej: Belle, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the thoughtless thing I said today. I never should have been so unfeeling about a child’s life. All I have to say for myself is that it was a ham-handed attempt to make you feel better.

Belle: Well, I do so want to.

[Tender music]

Make me feel better.

Ej: Belle, we shouldn’T.

Belle: Why shouldn’t we? Take me upstairs. Take me upstairs and make love to me.

Chad: I got to tell you, baby, you missed a great movie. It was the best “minions” yet. Abby? Abby? Oh, my god! Abby? Abby! Abby! Hey, what happened? Abby! Abby!

Abigail: Chad.

Chad: Hey, it’s okay. Hey, I’m–I’m here, okay. You’re gonna be fine. Abby, you’re gonna be fine, baby, okay? Hey, just hang on. Abby? Abby? Hang on for me, okay?

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Johnny: What, you think that my dad has a thing for aunt belle? And that’s why she moved in with us?

Marlena: No, but you know that shawn and belle were having some problems lately. Shawn thinks he has to be responsible for jan, and belle can’t bear the idea of being under the same roof that she is.

Johnny: Got it. I can’t blame her.

Susan: And the fact–and the fact that–that belle had a very good reason for leaving her husband’s house, and she had another good reason for leaving her parents’ house. It just doesn’t explain why she went to elvis’s house. I mean, she could have went to the salem inn. She could have went on a spiritual retreat. But no, no. She went straight into–

Marlena: The fact that she went to the dimera mansion does not mean there’s something untoward going on. Belle loves shawn.

Susan: Well, I never said that she didn’T. And I didn’t say that she loves elvis. All I am saying, dr. Marlena evans, is that she is not camping out at chez dimera for the ambience.

[Soft dramatic music]

Ej: Belle, you’re upset. I don’t want to take advantage.

Belle: You wouldn’t be. I just want to forget about everything. I want this. I want you. Take me to bed.

Chad: We’re gonna get help, baby, okay.

[Phone beeps]

[Line trilling] Yes, hello? This is chad dimera. I need an ambulance at 430 lakeview drive. No, I don’t know. There’s a lot of blood. I–I don’t know what happened. I don’t–no, I don’t–i don’t see any kind of weapon.

Abigail: A knife. They had a knife.

Chad: Who–a knife? Who had a knife, baby?

Trelegy for copd.

[Soft dramatic music]

Marlena: Susan, I think we’re making johnny uncomfortable.

Johnny: No. No. I’m not uncomfortable. I’m scared. If mom ever finds out that aunt belle likes my dad, I’m not sure either one of them is gonna make it to their next birthday.

Susan: Oh, yeah. Nobody has to be psychic to know that sami brady dimera would just flip her lid.

Johnny: And we should change the subject. My grandma marlena’s already worried enough about belle, with jan having her baby tonight, and–well, everything, you know.

Susan: Oh, you know what? You’re right. You’re right. You’re right. You’re right. You know what? Dr. Marlena evans, I have been so insensitive. Can you please just forgive me? I’m sorry.

Marlena: Why don’t we just have some cupcakes?

Susan: Okay. Oh, what–these are just–what’s in this? I mean–oh, you know what i like the most is the chai ones that–that–that chanel does.

Johnny: Yeah, I don’t know. I-I just asked allie to give me an assortment, so…

Susan: Oh, so allie’s back at the bakery?

Johnny: Oh, yeah, yeah. That was super fun. Allie acted pretty cool towards me, but chanel pretended like she didn’t even see me.

Susan: Oh, I’m sorry.

Johnny: You know what, grandma susan? You’re better than a ouija board. So why don’t you tell me who chanel’s gonna end up with? Me or allie?

[Dramatic acoustic music]

Chanel: My god, listen to me. “I don’t know how I made it without you.” I mean, that’s a little over the top, even for me.

Allie: Well, actually, it was nice to hear that you missed me. At the bakery, I mean.

Chanel: I didn’t just miss you at the bakery. I’m–I’m sorry. I-I’m sending mixed signals.

Allie: No. I’m sorry if I read too much into what you said.

Chanel: Okay. Yeah. This–this is–this is awkward.

Allie: Yeah. But we found out that we still work well together. So maybe we can find out that we’re still friends.

Chanel: Yeah. And I hope I didn’t come off too obnoxious yesterday when I said “I choose me.”

Allie: No. No. I totally get it. I mean, you need to be the one to decide if you want to be with me or johnny.

Chanel: Yeah. But I was being a little “captain of my own fate” about it.

Allie: Oh, my god, did you notice johnny “dropping in” during our evening rush? It was like he was little red riding hood getting goodies for his grandma.

Chanel: Yeah. I–I saw him, but I didn’t get a chance to say “hi.”

Allie: I mean, he was totally checking in on us. Like, he was talking to me but the entire time, he was looking over my shoulder, obviously looking for you.

Chanel: I didn’t notice.

Allie: I’m really surprised that he left without trying to say, “hi.”

Chanel: You know what? I-I think he understands that–that I need time and space to figure out what I want.

Allie: I guess.

Chanel: And honestly, horton, you were just ready to marry tripp. I think that maybe you need the same thing.

[Soft dramatic music]

Tripp: I hope you’re not upset with me.

Steve: No. No. I’m not upset. You’re single again. You staying with dad and step-mom, it’s gonna cramp your style, right?

Tripp: Well, the thing is, dad, it’s not that.

Kayla: Then what is it?

Tripp: Well, first of all, you’ve both been amazing, letting me stay with you all this time.

Kayla: Well, you’re our son. So of course, we love having you there.

Steve: And it was no big deal because you’ve been spending most of your nights here in the on-call room instead of in your own bed.

Tripp: Yes. But I won’t be doing that anymore, either. I’m not moving across town to a bachelor pad. I’m leaving salem.

Chad: I am applying pressure, but it’s not–nothing’s working! No, just hurry up, please!

[Dramatic music]

Hey, hey, hey, abby? Abby? Hey, listen, I need you to stay with me, okay? I need you to open up your eyes for me, okay. Hey, hey, abby. I need–baby, I need you to tell me what happened, okay?

Abigail: [Mumbles softly]

Chad: What?

Abigail: The kids. Take care of the kids.

Chad: Help! Somebody help!

Belle: Oh, my god.

Ej: What the hell?

Chad: I don’t know what happened. I think–I think somebody stabbed her, but they must still be in the house. I don’t know where the kids are. Please find thomas and charlotte, okay? Please find my kids.

Ej: Have–have you called the police?

Chad: Yes, I called them. Just find my kids!

Belle: We will!

Chad: Baby, baby, the kids are gonna be fine, okay. Hey, the kida are gonna be okay. And so are you. I promise, okay? Hey baby, baby, baby, I just need you to hold on, okay? Okay? Hold on, please. Abby, please. Okay, snacks and popcorn are gonna be expensive.

Johnny: So grandma, how does the story end? Does chanel end up with allie or me?

Marlena: I don’t think it’s fair to put susan on the spot.

Susan: It’s okay. It’s all in good fun. If you get the answer you want. Okay. Well, I’m gonna need something personal. I guess this–this will do just fine. Okay?

[Exhales deeply]

[Clears throat]

[Breathes deeply] I’m getting something. Hold on. Hold on. I’m getting something.

[Chuckles]

Johnny: What?

Susan: Oh, it’s dark chocolate with hazelnut filling.

Johnny: Come on, grandma,

Susan: All right. Just for you, I will do .

[Breathes deeply] Oh, my goodness!

Johnny: Grandma, what–what–what do you see? What do you see?

[Dramatic music]

A long time ago.

Chanel: I know, but he did almost die for you.

Allie: Yeah, and I will always be grateful for that, but that’s all, and tripp knows that. And now I know exactly who I want to be with.

Chanel: Yeah. So–so you said.

Allie: Hey, how’s your mom, by the way? I should have asked.

Chanel: Um, well, you know her. She’s trying to be brave, but I know deep down she is terrified of going to prison for the rest of her life.

Allie: I’m so sorry she’s going through this. How are you doing?

Chanel: Well, you know, mama has a really big personality, so it’s–it’s really quiet without her here. Empty. Lonely.

Allie: Hey.

Chanel: Until tonight.

Steve: So you’re leaving salem?

Tripp: Not forever. It’s just, you know, it’ll be a couple of months before I’m ready to get back to work, so–

Steve: Yeah. So you need a–you need a break. How about you and i take a little road trip?

Kayla: So, tripp, what are you gonna do? You gonna go to the beach, or you’re gonna work on your tan or what?

Tripp: Actually, I talked to stephanie and joey last night about maybe spending some time with them in seattle this summer.

Steve: Oh.

Kayla: I think that is a great idea. I know they would love to spend time with you and see you and–right?

Steve: Yeah. Yeah. I think–I think it’s a great idea. Yeah. Just caught me by surprise, that’s all.

Tripp: Kind of surprised me too. I think it’s that near-death experience kind of thing.

Kayla: I can understand that.

Tripp: Yeah. It got me thinking, you know, about what really matters. For me, that’s family. I really like steph and joe, but I want to get to know them as my sister and my brother.

Steve: Well, that makes me happy.

Tripp: I’ve been thinking about going out there for a while, you know, but it was always, you know, “later, when I have the time.” You know, lying in this bed has made me realize that you never really know how much time you actually have,things that really before it’s too late.

Abigail: Chad.

Chad: Hey, baby. No, it’s okay. Shhh, I need you to save your energy, okay? The ambulance is gonna be here any minute. I promise you.

Ej: We found the kids. Belle’s taking them to her mother’S.

Chad: Are they okay? Hey by, do you hear that? The ambulance is here.

Ej: I’ll go down, show them up here.

[Siren blaring]

Abigail: Chad.

Chad: Yeah, baby?

Abigail: I’m so cold.

Chad: Oh. Hey. Hey, hey, abby, abby? Hey, hey, abby? Abby, I need you to open up your eyes. Abby? Abby? Hey, abby? Abby, don’t you die on me, abby. Abby, don’t you die on me, okay?

Steve: Well, I understand why you’re leaving, but we’re really gonna miss you.

Tripp: I’ll be back.

Kayla: Well, I hope so. Just know that there is a place for you with us and with the hospital. You can come back anytime you want.

Tripp: Thank you for everything. You’ve been amazing.

Kayla: Amazingly selfish. No, really, you are the best intern in your cohort. I mean, you are such an asset to this hospital. You–you just make me look good.

Tripp: Yeah, well, we both know that it was you who made my life easier. I mean, those late night intubation lessons.

Kayla: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Well, excuse me, I got to give him a little hug on that. Oh, baby, good luck, all right? Oh, wait, wait, wait. Sorry. Incoming. Oh, oh, I got to go.

Steve: What is it?

Kayla: It’s the er. They’re understaffed, and there’s a stabbing victim coming in. So I’ll see you, okay?

[Soft dramatic music]

Steve: Well, whoever it is, I hope they’re okay.

Chad: They never got her pulse back in the ambulance. So she probably didn’t even know I was there.

Ej: Hey, hey, I’m sure she did.

Kayla: Chad! Chad, are you hurt?

Chad: No, it’s not mine. It’s–it’s abigail’S. Can you please help her?

Steve: So buddy… you sure you want to do this?

Tripp: I know what you’re thinking. That I’m running away.

Steve: No, I’m not thinking that. I think you need to regroup, right?

Tripp: Yeah. That’s–that’s what I’m doing.

Steve: Okay. Have you told your mom about this?

Tripp: No. I–I wanted to tell you and kayla first. I think I’ll tell mom with the car running and my suitcases in the trunk.

Steve: Oh, so you think she’s gonna have a big reaction?

Tripp: Nah. Nah, you know how stoic she is.

Steve: Oh, yeah. Good luck with that. And what about–

Tripp: Allie?

Steve: Yeah.

Tripp: Yeah. That is a good question.

Allie: Well, if you ever want to get out of here for a night, we could go bowling or something.

Chanel: Bowling? Mm-mm, maybe we could go do, like, goofy golf or something.

Allie: I was trying to come up with something neutral, okay? All right, you, me, and johnny can go axe throwing together.

Chanel: Yeah. That’s more like it.

Allie: Okay.

Chanel: Mmm, chef’s kiss. It is the perfect ratio of cardamom and lavender. Did you try it?

Allie: No, I don’t like cardamom.

Chanel: Hm, and here I thought I knew everything there was to know about you.

Allie: But I have learned that I love lavender.

[Tender music]

[Phone ringing] Hey, tripp.

Tripp: Hey, allie, I was just wondering, are you busy right now?

Allie: Not really. Chanel and I were just finishing up work for the day.

Tripp: Is she with you now?

Allie: Yeah. Why?

Tripp: There’s just something I wanted to talk to you both about. Do you think you could come over to the hospital?

Allie: Sure. When?

Tripp: Now?

[Soft dramatic music]

Susan: Hmm.

Johnny: What do you see?

Susan: Honey, it’s just blurry. It’s blurry, and I–i just don’t see allie.

Johnny: What? What is it?

Susan: I–I really–i really–I really need to call elvis.

[Knocking] Oh, here it goes.

Marlena: Oh, belle. You’ve come back.

Susan: Oh, boy, this is bad.

Marlena: What’s going on?

Belle: Uh, charlotte and thomas are in the car with the nanny. Can I bring them up?

Marlena: Of course you may. What’s happened?

Belle: Someone broke into the mansion.

Johnny: What?

Marlena: Okay. Tell me what happened.

Belle: It’s abigail.

Chad: Why won’t anybody tell me what’s going on? I’m gonna go to check to see how she’s doing.

Ej: They told you they need room to do their work.

Chad: Ej, I just–I wanna be with her.

Ej: Chad, come on. Hey, kayla. Hey.

Kayla: I’m–I’m sorry, chad.

Chad: No.

Kayla: We did everything we could, but we lost her. The world is full of make or break moments.

Chad: No, that’s not true.

Ej: Chad, I’m so sorry.

Chad: No, I’m gonna–I’m– you don’t know what you’re talking about. No, dr. Rolf is gonna fix this. You got a phone?

Kayla: No, no, no, chad. Chad, chad, you need to listen to me for a second, okay? You did everything right. You put–put pressure on the wound, you called 911. The emts and the er staff did cpr for over 60 minutes. She lost too much blood. Dr. Rolf cannot help her.

Chad: I can’t give up on her. I can’t give up on her.

Ej: Chad, come on. Let’s sit down.

Chad: No. Ej, it can’t be right. It can’t be. It can’t be.

Ej: Let’s sit down.

Chad: It can’t be.

Ej: Come on.

Allie: Hey, tripp.

Steve: Hey.

Chanel: You’re looking a lot better than the last time I saw you.

Tripp: Yeah. I feel a lot better too. I’m actually getting discharged tomorrow.

Allie: That’s great.

Steve: Hey, does anybody want some coffee? I’m gonna go get some.

Chanel: Oh, hospital coffee? No thanks.

Steve: Fair enough.

Allie: So is everything okay?

Tripp: Yeah. Yeah. No. Everything’s fine. I just wanted to tell you something, and I thought you should hear it from me.

[Soft dramatic music]

Belle: I’m sorry to have to tell you.

Marlena: I’m glad you brought the children here. Are you all right?

Belle: I’m fine. Numb.

Johnny: Belle, what happened?

Belle: I don’t know. The police are at the house right now trying to figure out who got in and how.

Susan: And elvis?

Belle: He’s fine. He’s fine. He went to the hospital with chad and abigail.

Marlena: Is there any word abigail’s condition?

Belle: Not yet.

Johnny: I–I gotta go. I need to be there.

Marlena: Of course. And tell chad we’re praying for them all. Susan, are you all right?

Susan: I just got a terrible chill.

[Ominous music]

Chad: I need to– I need to be–I need to see–be with my wife. I need to see her.

Kayla: Of course.

Ej: I’ll be here.

Chad: Abigail was worried sick about the kids. Will you please go and make sure that they’re okay.

Ej: Belle’s with them. I’m not going to leave you right now.

Chad: Ej, I–I need to be alone with my wife.

Ej: Okay, but if you need anything–anything, you’ll call, right?

[Somber music]

Chad: Where is she?

Kayla: This way.

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Chanel: So, let me get this straight. Just when you finally stop hating me, you decide to up and leave town?

Tripp: I never hated you. Okay, okay, I strongly disliked you there for a while, but now I hope we’re friends?

Chanel: Yeah, we are. I mean, you may be the only friend that I’ve made in salem that I haven’t slept with. Oh. Too fresh?

[Chuckles] Sorry. But I really do wish you the best, and don’t stay away too long, okay? And make sure you bring me back a bumbershoot souvenir or something, okay?

Tripp: Will do.

Chanel: All right. Now I’m gonna discreetly exit like your dad did.

[Soft dramatic music]

Allie: You’re leaving because of me, aren’t you?

Johnny: Dad!

Ej: Johnny.

Johnny: I–I heard about abigail. Belle said she was stabbed?

Ej: That’s–that’s right.

Johnny: How? I mean, that–that house is supposed to be like–like a fortress. Do we know who did it? How they got in?

Ej: It’s–it’s harold’s night off. Tony and anna are away. Belle and I– we didn’t see anything. The–the police are searching the house for evidence.

Johnny: Okay. So–so–so how bad is it? Does she have to stay– stay overnight?

Ej: Johnny.

Johnny: No. No. No. It’s–it’s abigail. She can’t–

Ej: Johnny, she died.

Johnny: But–chad, the kids–

Ej: Hey, I know.

Johnny: This can’t be.

Ej: I know. I know.

Johnny: Where’s uncle chad?

Ej: Uh, he’s in there with her. I wanted to stay, but he wanted me to go check on the kids. How in the name of god are we going to tell them about this?

Johnny: Uh, what– what can I do?

Ej: What can any of us do? Help chad. Help the kids get through this. I better go.

Johnny: Yeah. I’ll–I’ll stay. See if chad needs anything.

Ej: Okay, I love you, son.

Johnny: I love you too.

[Exhales deeply]

[Somber music]

Chanel: Oh, this isn’t the lobby. Gio, what are you doing here?

Marlena: Okay. The nanny’s getting the children settled in. Where’s–where’s susan?

Belle: She’s making tea. Why won’t anyone call?

It was just so awful. Abigail was so pale, and there was blood everywhere. And chad–

Marlena: God.

Belle: And the kids. They don’t know, and i didn’t know what to say to them. And the longer we don’t hear anything, the more scared I am that abigail’s–

Marlena: Sweetie, oh, I’ve got you. I’ve got you.

Chad: Can I be alone with her?

Kayla: Yeah. Take all the time you need.

Chad: I love you, baby.

I love you so much. I will love you forever.

My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Tripp: No. I’m not leaving because of you. I can’t go back to work right now, so I’m gonna do some things I never had time to do before.

Allie: You’re gonna go somewhere a little calmer than salem?

Tripp: That place doesn’t exist. Allie, I mean this. I want you to be happy. I really do.

Allie: Hey. Right back at you. And I’m going to miss you more than you know, and so is henry.

Tripp: I’m just going to seattle.

Steve: Oh, I can come back later.

Tripp: No, no, no. We’re good.

Kayla: There you are.

Steve: Sweetness?

Kayla: You know, the patient that–the stabbing?

Steve: Yeah.

Kayla: It was abigail.

Steve: Abigail? Is she all right?

Kayla: No, she–she died. She died.

Steve: Oh. Oh, no, no.

Johnny: Abigail. I don’t think I ever told her I loved her, but I did.

Chanel: I didn’t know her very well, but she was always really nice to me.

Johnny: Yeah. I don’t know if chad, the kids–oh, my god, aunt jennifer, uncle jack. I don’t know how they’re gonna get over this.

[Somber music]

Marlena: Oh, thank you, susan.

[Sighs] Do you–do you think we should call ej?

Belle: Oh, I don’t know. He’s with chad.

[Knocking] Ej. She’s gone, isn’t she?

Ej: Yeah.

Marlena: [Sobs]

Chad: You are my whole life. Thomas and charlotte… you’re everything to us.

[Sobs] Why?

[Sobbing] Why?

[Sobbing]

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Days Update Monday, June 13, 2022

Days of Our Lives Update

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Update written by Joseph

Allie and Chanel talk at Chanel’s home about having to do extra work at the Bakery. Chanel mentions not feeling tough but appreciates Allie coming over to help her after hours. Allie responds that she appreciates Chanel giving her job back to her after everything that happened. Allie talks about not remembering the Bakery ever being this busy and wonders how she ever managed it on her own. Chanel admits she doesn’t how she did it without her.

At John and Marlena’s, Susan excitedly has a cupcake from the Sweet Bits Bakery. Johnny remarks that it must run in the family to have a weakness for Sweet Bits. Marlena comes in and comments on Susan inviting Johnny over to have dinner with both of his grandmothers. Susan mentions making gumbo and knowing they wouldn’t want to step foot in the DiMera Mansion which Marlena questions. Susan says she doesn’t want Marlena to witness something she doesn’t approve of which Johnny questions. Susan then reveals that she thinks there is something going on between Belle and EJ.

Outside the DiMera Mansion, EJ apologizes to Belle for what he said earlier and being unfeeling about a child’s life. EJ calls it a very ham-handed attempt to make her feel better. Belle says she does want to. Belle then asks EJ to make her feel better as they start kissing. EJ stops and says they shouldn’t but Belle asks why not and tells EJ to take her upstairs and make love to her as they continue kissing.

Chad returns home from the movies, shocked to find Abigail’s bloody body on their bed. Chad frantically asks what happened as Abigail starts to regain consciousness. Chad tries to encourage that she’s going to be okay.

Johnny questions Susan thinking that EJ has a thing for Belle and that’s why she moved in with them. Marlena explains that Belle and Shawn are just having problems lately since Belle can’t bear that Shawn feels responsible for taking care of Jan. Susan says that Belle had good reasons to leave but it doesn’t explain why she went to the DiMera Mansion instead of the Salem Inn. Marlena argues that it doesn’t mean there is something going on. Marlena insists that Belle loves Shawn. Susan clarifies that she didn’t say she didn’t or that she loves EJ, just that she’s not camping out at the DiMera Mansion for the ambience.

EJ tells Belle that he doesn’t want to take advantage. Belle assures that he wouldn’t be as she wants this and wants him. Belle tells EJ to take her to bed as they kiss inside.

Chad calls for an ambulance and says there’s a lot of blood but he doesn’t know what happened. Chad notes that he doesn’t see any weapon. Abigail manages to say that they had a knife. Chad questions who did.

EJ and Belle continue kissing inside and begin to head upstairs together.

Marlena thinks they are making Johnny uncomfortable. Johnny says he’s not uncomfortable but scared because if Sami ever finds out that Belle likes EJ, he’s not sure they will make it to their next birthdays. Susan agrees on Sami flipping her lid. Johnny suggests changing the subject since Marlena is worried enough about Belle after Jan had her baby tonight. Susan agrees and apologizes to Marlena for being insensitive. Marlena suggests they just have some cupcakes. Johnny says he just asked Allie to give him an assortment from the bakery. Susan questions Allie being back at the Bakery. Johnny responds that Allie acted cool towards him but Chanel pretended like she didn’t even see him. Susan says she’s sorry. Johnny then says that Susan is better than a Ouija board, so he asks Susan to tell him if Chanel is going to end up with him or Allie.

Chanel jokes with Allie about saying how she made it without her. Allie is glad to hear she missed her. Chanel apologizes for sending mixed signals while Allie apologizes for reading too much in to what she said. They agree that this is awkward. Allie says they found out they still work well together so maybe they’ll find out they are still friends. Chanel hopes she didn’t come off obnoxious by choosing herself. Allie understands that she needs to decide if she wants to be with her or Johnny. Allie brings up Johnny dropping in during their evening rush. Chanel admits she saw him but didn’t get a chance to say hi. Allie says Johnny was checking in on them and obviously looking for her. Allie is surprised Johnny left without trying to say hi. Chanel thinks he understands that she needs time and space to figure out what she wants. Chanel points out that Allie was just ready to marry Tripp, so she might need the same thing.

Tripp lays in his hospital bed and tells Steve and Kayla that he hopes they aren’t upset about him moving out. Steve understands that he’s single again so he doesn’t want to stay with his dad and stepmom. Tripp clarifies that it’s not that and says they’ve been amazing in letting him stay with them all this time. Kayla and Steve assure that they love having him. Tripp then announces that he is leaving Salem.

Chad remains on the phone with 911 and cries that he’s applying pressure but nothing’s working. Chad tells them to hurry up and hangs up. Chad urges Abigail to stay with him and open her eyes. Chad needs her to tell him what happened. Abigail tells Chad to take care of the kids. EJ and Belle kiss in the hallway until hearing Chad scream for help. Chad yells to them that he doesn’t know what happened but thinks someone stabbed her and they might still be in the house. Chad orders them to find his kids so EJ and Belle rush back out of the room. Chad promises Abigali that the kids are going to be fine and continues pleading with her to stay with him.

Johnny asks Susan if Chanel ends up with Allie or him. Marlena doesn’t think it’s fair to put Susan on the spot. Susan says she’ll need something personal and uses her cupcake. Susan then screams so Johnny asks what she sees.

Allie tells Chanel that she and Tripp were over a long time ago. Chanel points out that he did almost die for her. Allie says she’ll always be grateful for that but that’s all and Tripp knows that. Allie declares that now she knows exactly who she wants to be with. Allie asks Chanel about her mom. Chanel says she’s trying to be brave but she knows she is terrified of going to prison for life. Allie is sorry she’s going through that and asks how Chanel is doing. Chanel says it’s been really quiet without Paulina at home and empty, until tonight.

Steve questions Tripp leaving Salem. Tripp clarifies that it’s not forever but it will be a couple months until he’s ready to get back to work. Steve suggests they take a little road trip together. Kayla asks where Tripp plans on going. Tripp reveals that he talked to Stephanie and Joey last night about maybe spending some time with them in Seattle this summer. Kayla calls that a great idea as she knows they would love to see him and spend time with him. Steve says it’s a good idea but it caught him by surprise. Tripp credits his near death experience for making him realize that family is what really matters so he wants to get to know Stephanie and Joey as his sister and brother. Tripp adds that he’s been thinking about going out there for awhile and laying in the hospital bed made him realize you never know how much time you have, so you have to do the things that really matter before it’s too late…

Chad encourages Abigail to save her energy and promises the ambulance is coming. EJ returns and announces they found the kids and Belle is taking them to Marlena’s while there is no sign of an intruder. The ambulance arrives so EJ rushes to go meet them. Abigail cries to Chad that she’s so cold. Chad urges her to open her eyes and pleads for her not to die on him.

Steve tells Tripp that they understand why he’s leaving but they’re really going to miss him. Tripp assures that he will be back. Kayla hopes so and says there will be a place for him with them and at the hospital, so he can come back any time he wants. Tripp thanks them for being amazing. Kayla calls him the best intern and an asset to the hospital. Tripp says Kayla made his life easier. Kayla hugs him and wishes him luck. Kayla then gets paged to the ER that a stabbing victim is coming in, so she exits the room. Steve hopes whoever it is, is okay.

Chad and EJ talk at the hospital. Chad worries that they never got Abigail’s pulse back in the ambulance. EJ encourages him as Kayla comes out from the elevator and sees blood on Chad, so she asks if he’s alright or hurt. Chad explains that it’s not his but Abigail’s and asks Kayla to please help her.

Steve asks Tripp if he’s sure he wants to do this. Tripp thinks that Steve thinks he’s running away. Steve denies that and thinks he needs to regroup which Tripp confirms is what he’s doing. Steve asks if he’s told Ava about this. Tripp says no as he wanted to tell Steve and Kayla first. Tripp jokes that he’ll tell his mom with the car running and his suitcase packed. Steve wishes him luck with that and then asks what about Allie. Tripp says that’s a good question.

Allie invites Chanel to go bowling if she wants to get out for a night. Chanel says they can do goofy golf or something. Allie suggests they and Johnny can go axe throwing which Chanel says is more like it. They talk about their desserts from the bakery and they end up both reaching for the same box, causing their hands to touch. They get interrupted by Allie getting a call from Tripp, who asks if she’s busy right now. Allie says that she and Chanel were just finishing up work for the day. Tripp says there’s something he wanted to talk to them both about so he asks them to come to the hospital now.

Johnny asks Susan what she sees. Susan says she doesn’t just see Allie, but declares she needs to call EJ. There’s a knock at the door and Marlena answers to see Belle. Susan worries that this is bad. Belle comes in as Marlena asks what’s going on. Belle informs her that Thomas and Charlotte are in the car with the nanny. Marlena asks what has happened. Belle reveals that someone broke in to the mansion and it’s Abigail.

Chad complains that nobody will tell him what’s going on and he wants to go find out how Abigail is doing. EJ stops him and reminds him that they need to work. Chad insists and then Kayla comes out and announces she’s sorry and they did everything they could, but they have lost Abigail. Chad refuses to believe it. EJ says he’s so sorry. Chad argues that they’re wrong and that he’ll get Dr. Rolf to fix it. Kayla encourages Chad that he did everything right and the staff did CPR for over an hour but Abigail lost too much blood. Kayla declares that Dr. Rolf cannot help her. Chad cries that he can’t give up on her and repeats that it can’t be as EJ hugs him.

Allie and Chanel go to Tripp’s hospital room. Chanel comments on him looking better. Tripp announces he’s actually getting discharged tomorrow. Steve decides to go get some coffee and exits. Allie asks Tripp if everything is okay. Tripp responds that everything is fine, he just wanted to tell her something and he thought she should hear it from him.

Belle cries to Marlena that she’s sorry to have to tell her. Marlena is glad she brought the children and asks if she’s alright. Belle says she’s fine. Johnny asks what happened. Belle doesn’t know and says the police are at the house now, trying to figure out who got in and how. Susan asks about EJ. Belle assures that he’s fine and went to the hospital with Chad and Abigail. Marlena asks about Abigail’s condition. Belle says there’s no word yet. Johnny decides he needs to be there so he exits. Marlena asks if Susan is alright. Susan responds that she just got a terrible chill..

Chad says he needs to be with his wife and see her. EJ tells him that he’ll be there. Chad says that Abigail was worried sick about the kids, so he asks EJ to go make sure they are ok. EJ tells him that Belle is with them, so he’s not going to leave him right now. Chad insists that he needs to be alone with his wife. EJ tells Chad to call if he needs anything. Chad asks Kayla where Abigail is. Kayla takes him to see her in the emergency room.

Chanel complains that Tripp just stopped hating her and is now going to leave town. Tripp points out that they are friends now. Chanel jokes that he may be the only friend she’s made in Salem that she hasn’t slept with. Chanel wishes Tripp the best and tells him not to stay away too long. Chanel then exits to let Allie and Tripp talk. Allie guesses that Tripp is leaving because of her.

Johnny arrives at the hospital and tells EJ that he heard from Belle that Abigail was stabbed. Johnny questions how since the mansion is supposed to be like a fortress and asks if they know how they got in. EJ responds that it’s Harold’s night off, Tony and Anna are away, while he and Belle didn’t see anything. EJ says the police are searching the place for evidence. Johnny asks how bad it is and if Abigail has to stay overnight. EJ then informs Johnny that Abigail has died. Johnny cries that it can’t be as EJ hugs him. Johnny asks where Chad is. EJ informs him that Chad is in with Abigail. EJ adds that he wanted to stay but Chad wanted him to go check on the kids. EJ asks how they are going to tell the kids about this. Johnny asks what he can do. EJ questions what any of them can do but help Chad and the kids get through this. EJ decides he better go and hugs Johnny. Johnny decides to stay and see if Chad needs anything. They say I love you as EJ then exits the hospital. Chanel comes off of the elevator and sees Johnny crying, so she asks what he’s doing here.

Marlena tells Belle that the nanny is getting the children settled in and asks where Susan is. Belle says she’s making tea. Belle asks why no one is calling. Belle cries that it was so awful as Abigail was so pale and there was blood everywhere. Belle adds that the kids don’t know and she didn’t know what to say to them. Belle worries the longer they don’t hear anything, the more scared she is for Abigail. Marlena hugs Belle as she cries.

Chad asks Kayla if he can be alone with Abigail. Kayla tells him to take all the time he needs as she exits. Chad cries that he loves her so much and he will love her forever.

Tripp assures Allie that he’s not leaving because of her but he can’t go back to work right now, so he’s going to do some things that he never had time to do before. Allie guesses he’ll go somewhere calmer than Salem. Tripp tells Allie that he really wants her to be happy. Allie says the same for him and that she’s going to miss him more than he knows. Allie adds that Henry will too. Allie hugs Tripp as he says he’s just going to Seattle. Steve comes back in but says he can come back later. Tripp says they are good. Kayla then comes in with tears in her eyes as she reveals the stabbing victim was Abigail. Kayla announces Abigail has died and breaks down crying as Steve hugs her.

Johnny tells Chanel about Abigail and says that he doesn’t think he ever told Abigail that he loved her, but he did. Chanel says she didn’t know her very well but she was always really nice to her. Johnny doesn’t know Chad, the kids, Jack and Jennifer are going to get over this. Chanel hugs Johnny as he cries.

Susan brings tea for Marlena and Belle. Marlena wonders if they should call EJ. Belle doesn’t know since he’s with Chad. There’s then a knock on the door. Marlena answers it to see EJ. Belle sees EJ and guesses that Abigail is gone. EJ confirms that she is. Susan hugs Marlena while Belle hugs EJ.

Chad cries as he tells Abigail that she was his whole life. Chad brings up their kids and asks why as he breaks down crying and kisses Abigail.

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Days Short Recap Friday, June 10, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Gwen called Leo and told him that she wanted him to stab Abby in the heart. Leo thought that was extreme, but Gwen wanted Abby to suffer. Gwen wanted him to do more than just plant a fake article in the newspaper. His phone died while they were talking. He picked up a knife and put it in his bag. Belle was upset when EJ told her that Jan’s baby dying could be a good thing. Belle was upset about the pregnancy, but she would never want the baby to die. She said she wouldn’t forgive herself if she wasn’t there for Shawn so she decided to go see him. EJ looked at Stefano’s portrait and vowed to make things right with Belle. He walked out the room just as Leo came out of the tunnel. He looked at Stefano’s portrait and wondered what he should do to Abby. Shawn sat by Jan’s side as she panicked about the baby coming too soon. Sarah ran into Marlena and told her about her concerns that the antidote was wearing off. She talked to her about seeing Kristen kidnapping her. She realized it was just Victor with a pen. She didn’t want to tell anyone that she thought she was losing her mind. Marlena thought her medication needed to be increased. She advised Sarah to talk to Abby since she went through the same thing. She thanked Marlena and left. Belle went to the hospital and ran into Marlena. She told Belle about Jan’s condition. Shawn ran out of the room and told her that Jan passed out. Shawn and Marlena rushed off. Later, Shawn told Belle that Jan was in surgery. He told her that she had a placenta abruption. Belle knew he was scared. She hugged him just as EJ got off the elevator. Shawn saw EJ and told him to leave. Marlena came out and told Shawn that Jan was fine, but she had to give birth. She said the boy was small and had to be in the NICU. He thanked Belle for being there for him. He went to be with Jan. Belle asked EJ to take her away from the hospital.

Kate told Lucas that Chad talked to Abby about him kidnapping Sami. He panicked after she told him what Chad did. Kate assured him that Abby would keep quiet about it. She warned him to tell Sami the truth. He refused to do that. She’s okay with it because she knew Roman wouldn’t forgive her if the truth came out. They agreed to meet later for dinner. Lucas sat alone at the table and worried about Abby telling the truth. He grabbed a bottle of alcohol and snuck out of the pub. Abby told Chad about her visit with Gwen. He told her about his conversation with Kate. He apologized for keeping her in the dark about Lucas. She assured him that she would be by his side. She told him that she was ovulating so they decided to go home. Sarah went to see Gwen. She wanted to confront her about what she did to her. Gwen said it was Abby’s fault for leaving the syringe in the basement so Kristen could use it on her. She told Gwen that she had to mourn her baby twice and she’s hallucinating. Gwen said that she’s paying for what happened. Sarah gloated that she and Xander were back together. Chad and Abby made love and she was convinced they made a baby. Thomas told them that he saw the Tooth Fairy and he thought he wouldn’t find them. Abby assured him that he would find them. Chad planned on taking the kids to the movies so he left Abby alone. Leo peeked out the door while he was alone with Abby. Kate wondered what happened to Lucas. He passed out on the bed. He was holding an empty bottle of alcohol. Gwen was missing at the prison. She told the guard that she fell asleep in the library. Leo was sweaty while he was in the park. He held on to his bag. Chad went back to the room and found Abby dead on their bed.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Kate asked Chad why he told Abby that Lucas kidnapped Sami. Chad said Abby was going to make Sami’s kidnapping the next investigative story. He said Abby tracked down the other henchman who kidnapped Sami. He said he had to stop her from going after a criminal. Chad said she wouldn’t say anything. She said he wouldn’t have to worry about Lucas. Lucas went to the pub and saw Clyde there. Lucas couldn’t believe he was working there. Clyde said he changed. Clyde said he heard his argument with EJ the other day. Clyde said any enemy of EJ’s was a friend of his. Lucas asked if he had a problem with EJ. Clyde said he had a business deal with EJ and he turned him down. Clyde said EJ used to mention Sami’s kidnapping. He said he blamed Lucas for it. Clyde wondered if Lucas would make a good partner. Lucas thought the opportunity was illegal. He said he wanted to stay out of prison. Clyde warned him that EJ was telling people that he committed the crime. Jan told Shawn that it was her first appointment with Marlena. She said she was determined to get better a be the mother her baby deserved. Marlena showed up for her session with Jan. Jan told her she would be the best patient she ever had. Shawn said he would give them privacy. He wanted to talk to Belle so he was going to Marlena’s. Marlena told him Belle wasn’t there. She said Belle was upset that she was treating Jan. She said Belle spent the night at the DiMera mansion. Shawn left.

Jan asked Marlena if Belle and EJ were together. Marlena said the conversation wasn’t about Belle. Jan said she was sorry. She said she was nervous. She said she needed to work on being a good mother. Marlena said she would end the session if it looked like the old Jan was back. Jan said she wanted to be better like Ben. Jan had a pain in her stomach. Marlena told her to stay calm, but Jan thought she was in labor. She asked Marlena to help her. Belle told EJ that she would love to help him with his problems with Gabi and Clyde. He said he had a plan to get revenge on Clyde. She said she wanted to do it legally. He wanted to talk over brunch. Susan told Abby that she felt a presence among them. She said someone isn’t supposed to be in the house. Abby told her it might have been the tooth fairy because Thomas said he ran into the tooth fairy. Abby wanted to go in the basement where Thomas saw the tooth fairy. Gwen called Abby. Gwen said she needed to see Abby. She said it was important. Abby hung up on her. Susan wanted to know who was on the phone. Abby said it was her sister. Abby said Gwen wanted her to visit her. Belle and EJ went in the living room. Susan asked if something was going on between them. Shawn came in and wondered what was going on. Belle said she didn’t have to tell him where she sleeps since there is a psychopath in their house. He wanted to know what was going on between her and EJ. EJ said she needed a place to feel safe. He said they were about to have brunch so he could leave. Shawn said EJ was trying to steal her from him and now he has succeeded. He asked if she was sleeping with EJ. She said she was in the guest room. He said she knew what she was doing coming to the mansion. She said she had to deal with her family betraying her. Marlena ended up calling him. He told Belle that Jan was in labor. Abby went to see Gwen. Abby thought she was going to admit to killing her grandmother. Gwen said it wasn’t about Laura. She said it was about give to him. Abby laughed at the gift. Gwen said she knew Abby hated her, but Jack was all she had. She begged Abby to give it to him. Abby picked it up and dropped it. Gwen asked why she did that. Abby said she ruined her life and had the nerve to want a favor. Gwen said she would make her pay for this.

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Days Transcript Friday, June 10, 2022

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Belle: I can’t believe you. You’re just calmly saying that shawn’s baby might die and that that would be, what, a bright side to this?

Ej: Well, isn’t the child jan is carrying the reason you and shawn are separated? So if worst comes to worst–

Belle: Just stop it. Stop it.

Ej: Oh, come on.

Belle: No, you come on. Why are you saying this? What is wrong with you?

Jan: [Gasping]

Shawn: Come on, it’s okay, it’s okay, jan, it’s almost over, it’s almost over.

Jan: [Gasping] Oh, god, they’re coming so close together.

Shawn: They’ve given you an iv to slow it down, all right? It should kick in soon, all right?

Jan: Oh, god, what if it doesn’t? Oh. What if the baby comes today? It’s too soon.

Marlena: Oh, hi, sarah.

Sarah: Hi. Is kayla on duty?

Marlena: She is. I think she might be in surgery.

Sarah: I need help. I think the antidote is wearing off.

Kate: Lucas? Answer me, are you drinking?

Lucas: Look, that’s not mine.

Kate: Oh, my god. Okay, I think you can do better than that.

Lucas: I am telling you the truth, okay? That glass belongs to your ex-boyfriend, clyde weston. He just left here. I didn’t take a sip of it. I promise you. I swear.

Kate: Okay, I did see clyde leaving when I was coming in.

Lucas: Oh, great, thanks for trusting me, I appreciate that. Oh, wait, you don’t want to do that–no, no, no! Clyde drank out of that glass.

Kate: Trust me. I need it. I just had a talk with chad.

Lucas: So what? What’s the big deal?

Kate: So the big deal is that he thought I should know… that he told abigail that you’re the one who kidnapped sami.

Lucas: [Whispers] What? You got to be kidding me.

Chad: So when you say gwen wasn’t too happy–

Abigail: That I accidentally broke the stupid mug she made for my dad? Ha. It’s an understatement. She also said that she would “make…me…pay.”

Chad: Did she…say how she was…gonna do that?

Abigail: No. No, she was just trying to scare me. Could you not look so worried? The woman’s behind bars. There’s nothing she can do to me.

[Line ringing]

Gwen: It’s gwen. Who else would be bloody phoning you from prison? Look, I need to talk to you about abigail. If I don’t get to spend my father’s birthday with him, then neither does she.

Leo: Don’t you think you’re being a little dramatic?

Gwen: No, leo, I don’T. I asked her for one tiny little simple favor. I just wanted to make sure that my father would receive the gift that I made for him for his birthday. And you know what she did? She smashed it into tiny million pieces.

Leo: That was rude, but–

Gwen: Shh. This is what I want you to do. I want you to find the nearest sharpest object and I want you to stab her in the heart with it.

[Ominous music]

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “days of our lives.”

[Soft orchestration]

Marlena: What makes you think the antidote is wearing off?

Sarah: Xander and I, uh, went to see my mom to tell her that I had gotten my memory back and that we were together.

Marlena: I know, I was happy to hear that news.

Sarah: Thank you. And while we were there, I– I had a hallucination.

Marlena: What kind of hallucination?

Sarah: I saw kristen…and she had a syringe in her hand. And, marlena, it was so real. And I thought that she was coming after me again and then I realized that it wasn’t kristen, it was victor and he was just holding a pen in his hand.

Marlena: How did they react?

Sarah: They didn’T. They don’t know. I– it happened so fast that they just didn’t catch on, thank god, because I don’t want them to worry, but I– I’m scared to death. Do you know what’s happening to me?

Marlena: The important thing is for you to not to panic.

Sarah: How do I do that? I-I’m seeing things that aren’t there. Am I losing my mind? What did gwen do to me?

Leo: Gwenevere, this sounds a little extreme, even for you.

Gwen: Leo, do you remember our double wedding? You remember that was supposed to be the day that would change our lives forever? And then do you remember being dumped by xander and craig? So here’s the burning question. Why is it that you and i are always the ones who suffer when abigail and chad get to go on living their perfect, happy little lives together?

Leo: I am just infuriated as you are, but–

Gwen: Why is there even a but in this? My god, don’t tell me you’re folding. What happened to the bloke who said he wants to inflict pain on all the ones who hurt him?

Leo: I am that bloke. I told you what I did to sonny and chad.

Gwen: Pfff. Please. Come on, planting sleazy rumors in a tabloid that everybody knows is just chock-full of lies. No, we need to do what they did to us. We need to hurt them the way that they hurt us.

[Beep beep]

Leo: Gwen, I gotta go. My phone is about to die.

Gwen: And hopefully, so is abigail because if she doesn’t–

[Beep] Leo? Leo!

[Huffs]

Abigail: Gwen’s just going to sit around hating my guts like she always does. What’s new?

Chad: Well, while we’re on the subject of people who hate our guts–

Abigail: Oof. Did you talk to kate?

Chad: Yeah, I told her that you know lucas is the one that kidnapped sami.

Abigail: How’d she take it?

Chad: She was not pleased.

Abigail: Well, you told her I was going to keep my mouth shut, right?

Chad: Yep. Pretty much those exact same words.

Lucas: Why the hell would chad do something like that?

Kate: He didn’t have a choice, okay? Abigail got it into her head that she wanted to solve the mystery and she was planning on publishing the article about it in “the spectator.”

Lucas: Oh, my god.

Kate: Yeah, well, she’d already dug up your little friend pete.

Lucas: How? How’d she do that?

Kate: Well, apparently he got himself arrested again, so she was determined to go to wisconsin and interview him.

Lucas: Oh, my god, just what I need. This is great. Perfect.

Kate: Yeah, well, chad tried to talk her out of it, but he couldn’t do it and, you know, he was worried about what could happen to her if she went down to investigate. So…[Sighs] Well, he thought the best way to get out of it was to tell her that it was her beloved uncle lucas who kidnapped sami and frankly, sweetie, I can’t blame him.

Lucas: Well, I can blame him. What if chad or abigail tells ej? What if they tell ej or anyone else for that matter? I’m screwed!

Ej: Didn’t you say that if shawn told you immediately after he slept with jan that you would try and convince her to take the morning after pill?

Belle: Well, yeah, I did say that, but that’s not the same thing. The morning after pill prevents pregnancy–it doesn’t end one. This is a life we’re talking about, okay? And I do not, nor have I ever, wished this baby dead. But it could. It could die. Oh, my god. I am sitting here feeling sorry for myself, and shawn’s probably at the hospital right now freaking out, so I have to go.

Ej: Why would you do that?

Belle: Because whether I like it or not, this is shawn’s baby and this child could– I would never forgive myself if I wasn’t there. The lows of bipolar depression

Marlena: You are not losing your mind.

Sarah: Then why do I think that I saw kristen? The antidote is supposed to reverse the effects of rolf’s drug, right?

Marlena: And it has set aside a lot of the damage you’ve been through. But because of the dosage you have, well, there might… might be flare-ups. I know kayla has prescribed the medication for you.

Sarah: The one that helped abigail.

Marlena: But the dosage may have to be increased.

Sarah: Um… let me ask you something. If we do increase my meds, are these hallucinations something that I’m just going to have live with for the rest of my life?

Marlena: I certainly hope not. But you did have such a large dose, it’s hard to give you any guarantees.

Sarah: Oh, my god.

Marlena: We can… adjust the dosage of your new medication, but…it’s been so effective. You know, I think we have reason to be optimistic.

Sarah: If you say so.

Marlena: I also think you might want to talk to abigail. She’s been through all this.

Sarah: Yeah, that’s a great idea. Thank you so much for talking me down, marlena.

Marlena: Any time at all.

Sarah: [Sniffling]

[Elevator bell dings] Belle, hi, honey, what are you doing here?

Belle: Hi. I was with shawn when you called to say jan was in labor.

Marlena: Yes. Well, she was, uh, admitted a little while ago.

Belle: She can’t have the baby now though, right? It’s so soon.

Marlena: Yeah, it is soon. They’ve have her on some medication to slow down the contractions or even stop them, hopefully.

Shawn: Jan just passed out.

Marlena: Sorry, honey.

[Edgy music]

Ej: I was too direct with belle just now. I thought I was comforting her, but she left deeply offended. You wouldn’t have cared about that, as long as you made your point. I, however, do care. So I suppose I should find a way to…make this right. With no help from you.

[Deep sigh]

Leo: Good lord, I thought he’d never shut up and leave. Seems like everyone around here uses you as some kind of sounding board. So, pops, what do I do about abigail? Or…to her?

Chad: Well, you’re right. Kate and lucas have nothing to worry about. Have I thanked you enough for agreeing not to say anything?

Abigail: I can always stand to hear it again.

Chad: Yeah?

Abigail: Mm-hmm.

Chad: Well, I’m sorry for putting you in that position. I never want to ask you to lie to anyone, especially a member of your own family.

Abigail: Lucas is my mom’s half-brother. I’m not related to sami by blood, not like you and ej.

Chad: Ha ha. Keeping secrets from each other is part of my family’s favorite pastime. Keeping secrets from my wife is not something I’ll ever do again.

Abigail: There’s nothing you can’t tell me. I’m always gonna be on your side.

Chad: You’ve always stood by me.

Abigail: You’re my husband and the father of my children, and I also happen to love you a whole damn lot.

Chad: Oh yeah?

Abigail: Yeah. Uh, speaking of our children, I took my temperature this morning.

Chad: Oh yeah. Are you sick?

Abigail: No. What I am is ovulating.

Chad: Well, okay then, maybe we should probably get out of here.

[Soft, light music]

Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Shawn: Hey.

Belle: Hey. How is she?

Shawn: They, uh… they rushed her to the or.

Belle: She’s in surgery?

Shawn: They said that she had something called a placental abruption.

Belle: A woman in my office had that. It’s where the placenta separates from the uterine wall.

Shawn: What happened to her?

Belle: She lost the baby. I’m sorry.

Shawn: No, it’s all right, I…I asked, so–

Belle: Well, what did my mom say?

Shawn: She said that she’d stay with jan. And I tried to go with her, but they wouldn’t let me. They just– they were all so serious when they rushed her out of there. I have no idea what’s gonna happen to her. Or to the baby.

Kate: Okay, look. Chad gave me his word abigail is not going to say anything.

Lucas: And you bought that?

Kate: Yes, I bought it. She’s not going to send her uncle to prison, lucas.

Lucas: Why not? She sent her own sister there.

Kate: Okay, all right. That’s completely different and you know it is. My point is, abigail hates gwen. She loves you. And she would understand that you were so desperate to keep sami from going back to ej, you–

[Sighs] Oh, my god, you did a bone-headed thing.

Lucas: I know that–thank you for addressing that now.

Kate: My point is, she’s not gonna send you to jail just because she feels like it. She’s a good person, lucas.

Lucas: She’s a good person. She’s an editor at a newspaper, and you told me yourself she was working on sami’s kidnapping story. What if she decides to run the story anyway? What happens then?

Kate: Oh, my god, I mean, god, I… maybe you should just…

Lucas: What? What? Spit it out, I know you’re gonna say it anyway, just say it.

Kate: Well, you’re not gonna like it.

Lucas: What’s new?

Kate: Don’t you think it would solve all your problems if you just told sami the truth?

Lucas: Oh, yeah, that would really work out great for me. Nice idea.

Kate: You don’t know! I mean, how many times over the years have the two of you forgiven each other for doing horrible things? Why wouldn’t she eventually understand and forgive you? Lucas, if you’re thinking of marrying sami, you can’t live with this secret between you.

[Distant background chatter]

Gwen: What are you doing here?

Sarah: We haven’t been properly introduced. I’m sarah horton. Oh, come on. My face has to seem a little familiar. Seeing as how you borrowed it to break up with xander as me. Gotta be a little strange for you, huh? It’s like looking into a mirror.

Leo: Hello?

[Distant laughter, chatter]

Chad: He’s never seen two people kissing before.

Abigail: In this house, maybe not.

Chad: Mmm. So is this whole, uh, whole temperature thing, is it real?

Abigail: It’s pretty reliable. I have some other signs too.

Chad: Yeah?

Abigail: Mm-hmm.

Chad: Well, then, let’s seal the deal.

[Intense percussive music]

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Gwen: Look, sarah, I-I… I really don’t want to get into this now.

Sarah: Oh, you don’t? That’s too bad. You knew that kristen was holding me prisoner on that island, and you left me there. Stranded. I’d probably still be there if it weren’t for abigail.

Gwen: If it weren’t for abigail, you probably would never have been sent to that bloody island.

Sarah: Oh, yes, please, please tell me–how is it abigail’s fault?

Gwen: That syringe that kristen jabbed you with… she never would’ve gotten her hands on it if abigail hadn’t have left it in the good old dimera secret room. You know she was planning to use it on me.

Sarah: Oh, that’s right. You’re the victim in all of this.

Gwen: I didn’t kidnap you, did I? So why don’t you just go find kristen a-and tell her all your troubles?

Sarah: Oh, I plan to. But I thought I’d start with you first. When they finally got back here, when xander got me the antidote that would end the hell I had been living in, that didn’t work for you. So you made sure I got a double dose of that crazy-making drug.

Gwen: You got the antidote, didn’t you? I mean, look at you. You’re…you’re good as new. You’re perfect. So why are you here bothering me?

[Intense, dark music]

Chad: Do you think today’s the day that we made a baby?

Abigail: I mean, if we didn’t, it wasn’t for lack of trying.

[Giggles] But I feel like we did.

Chad: What? Wow.

Abigail: What are you hoping for? Another girl or another boy?

Chad: Hmm.

[Sucks tongue] Twins.

Abigail: Twins. You realize we’d be seriously outnumbered.

Chad: Even with one more, we’d have to switch to a zone defense. At least thomas and charlotte are old enough to help out.

Abigail: You mean the kids who have clogged literally every single drain in this house with glitter slime?

Chad: Fair. Okay, so maybe another year or two. Our kids are… pretty precocious, aren’t they?

Abigail: That’s what the plumber said. Uh…speaking of our kids, what do you think about taking a little trip with them tonight?

Chad: Tonight?

Abigail: Mm-hmm.

Chad: Where?

Abigail: Well, tomorrow’s my dad’s birthday. I think I’d really like to be with him. So…we could all fly to boston together. What do you think?

Chad: I think that it is a great idea. Seems pretty sudden though. Think that maybe we could maybe leave in the morning? If we leave early enough, we’ll still have plenty of time to celebrate.

Abigail: Mmm… sure. Why not? I mean, what difference does one night make?

Shawn: So what, uh…so what are you doing here anyway?

Belle: I was worried about the baby. And you. You must be scared.

Shawn: Yeah. Yeah, I am.

[Sighs] It’s the baby that I never wanted to happen. And then I started thinking about…’bout whether or not it’s going to be a boy or a girl and…what it would be like to take care of a new baby and–

Belle: Yeah, well, there’s the best doctors here, right? And you said my mom’s with jan. She’ll make sure gets the very best care. She likes her obstetrician, right?

Shawn: You know, this-this thing that… this thing that happened to her, they said that the baby might be-might be deprived of oxygen and nourishment, and that it’s just going to be touch and go and–

Belle: Come here. Come here. You just… you have to keep believing the baby’s going to be okay.

Shawn: I just wonder how long it’s going to be until I hear something.

Belle: No matter how long it takes, I’ll be here with you.

Lucas: Maybe you’re right. Maybe I will tell sami the truth.

Kate: Will you?

Lucas: Of course not! No way. What do you think she’s gonna do when she finds out that i I kidnapped her? What is she gonna say, “let bygones be bygones”?

Kate: Well, no, not right away.

Lucas: No, as soon she finds out that I’m the guy who’s responsible for holding her against her will for months, you know what she’s going to do? She’s not going marry me. She’s gonna send me to prison. And then she’s going to go back to ej. She’s going to go back to ej so fast, our heads will spin.

Kate: Okay, look. Fine. I get it. I get it, I get it, I get it. And honestly it’s not like I want this information to come out either, you know? I mean, if roman finds outut I kept the information from him, that you had kidnapped sami, he’s never going to forgive me.

Lucas: I know, I know. Holding is a grudge is in the brady dna.

Kate: Oh, god, tell me about it. So it’s fine. Don’t tell sami. I mean, truthfully, lucas, I just hated seeing all of this eat away at you.

Lucas: You think I like it? I don’t like it either, you know? I got no choice.

Kate: I know. Tell you what, why don’t we… why don’t we meet here for dinner tonight? What do you say?

Lucas: Together?

Kate: Yes, together. Who knows, I’ll probably annoy you so much that you’ll forget all about abigail.

Lucas: Fine. Fine, I’ll meet you here later.

Kate: Thank you. All right, see you later.

Lucas: All right.

Chad: Keep doing that and I’m going to have to start trying for those twins.

[Abigail giggles]

[Door opens]

Abigail: Hey!

Chad: Hey!

Abigail: Done with your swimming lesson already?

Thomas: Mom, it was over half an hour ago.

Abigail: Oh, my gosh.

Chad: Yeah.

Abigail: It was. Pfft.

Chad: Time flies when you’re having fun.

Abigail: So, what do you guys think about going on a little trip to boston to surprise your grandpa for his birthday?

Charlotte: Can we go on grandpa stefano’s airplane?

Chad: I think the chances of that are excellent.

Charlotte: Yay!

[Both laugh]

Abigail: What do you think, honey?

Thomas: What if my loose tooth comes out? Will the tooth fairy find us in boston?

Abigail: Of course she will.

Thomas: It’s a he. And what about “minions”?

Abigail: Uh…what?

Chad: Uh, mommy has had a lot on her mind. Dimera’s doing a special screening of the new “minions” movie, and I said that we could go.

Abigail: Oh, well, what time is the screening?

Chad: It is…in like an hour. We can still make it, right, guys?

Thomas: Can you come too?

Abigail: I would love to–

[Beep beep] But, uh…oh, boy. I still have to approve the layout for the style section. My assistant’s going to send it to me in one hour.

Charlotte: So we can’t go to the movie?

Chad: Well, is it okay if I take you?

Charlotte: Yeah. We’re going to see “minions.”

Chad and abigail: Yes.

Abigail: But first you gotta change your clothes, okay? So I laid some things out on your bed.

Thomas: Cool!

Abigail: Yeah.

Charlotte: Bye, mommy.

Abigail: Excuse me! Hugs. Give me a hug here, you. Get over here, you. Mm-mm-mm-mm! Okay, I love you. Have fun at the movie.

Thomas: Bye.

Abigail: Bye. Mwah. May it always be that easy to make them happy.

[Both chuckle]

Sarah: You ask why I’m bothering you? Do I really have to spell it out?

Gwen: You got what you wanted, didn’t you?

Sarah: I had to relive the death of my baby! Do you have any idea what that’s like?

Gwen: Yeah, actually, I do.

Sarah: Try doing it twice. And, yes, I got my memory back. Thank you for asking. But even with that antidote, I still have hallucinations. I thought that victor was kristen, and I nearly attacked him.

Gwen: Oh, wow, wish i could’ve been there to see that.

Sarah: You are a miserable human being.

Gwen: I am paying for it now, aren’t I? I’m here, I’m stuck in this horrible hellhole. I have lost everything. I have lost my family, I have lost my freedom. I lost xander.

Sarah: You did it all to yourself. Xander and I are back together, by the way.

Gwen: That is only because my darling sister stopped the wedding. He loved me. He did. We were going to be married. That’s how much he grieved for you.

Sarah: Yeah, we sorted all that out. We’re very…very happy. So, think about that when they take you back to your cell.

Belle: Ej.

Shawn: What are you doing here?

Ej: I wanted to inquire about the baby.

Shawn: You couldn’t care less about my baby.

Ej: I understand how worried you must be.

Shawn: Yeah, you know what? I am worried, and the last thing I want to deal with is you, so why don’t you get the hell out of here? Well, what are you waiting for, huh?

Belle: Mom.

Shawn: Marlena. What happened in the or? Did they stop the bleeding?

Marlena: Yes. They did. Jan is going to be fine. But they had to deliver the baby.

Shawn: They did?

Marlena: He’s small, but he’s alive.

Shawn: He?

Marlena: Oh, yes, you’ve had a son.

[Emotional music]

Shawn: So the baby, he’s, uh, he’s all right?

Marlena: Yes. They rushed him to the nicu. He’ll be there for quite a while.

Shawn: Can I see him?

Marlena: No, no, they’re still evaluating him.

Shawn: Okay. Uh, a-and what about jan? Where is she?

Marlena: They’ve taken jan back to her room. She wasn’t completely out of the anesthesia yet.

Shawn: Okay. Uh… I should… I should probably be there when she wakes up, I think. Um… look, thank you. Thank you for staying with me.

Marlena: Well, I think I’ll go back to the nicu and see if I can get any information for shawn. Honey.

Ej: That must’ve been a lot to take in. I wish you’d say something.

Belle: Just get me out of here.

Ej: Where would you like to go?

Belle: Anywhere.

[Sniffling]

[Distant chatter]

[Line rings]

Gwen: It’s gwen. I need your help.

Chad: Are you skipping the brand-new “minions” movie to scroll through your feed?

Abigail: Pfft. Trust me, if I didn’t have to check this page layout, my butt would be right there in the front row right next to you.

Chad: It’s okay. You’re not really well enough informed of whether or not the minions know spongebob.

Abigail: We got great kids, don’t we?

Chad: We sure do.

Abigail: We’re lucky.

Chad: Yes, we are. Oh, uh, what was the whole tooth fairy thing about?

Abigail: You better get the kids rounded up. I’ll tell you when you get back.

Chad: All right.

Abigail: Hey. I love you.

Chad: I love you.

Lucas: For all I know, abigail could be writing that story right now. By the morning I’d be finished. Will and allie are going to hate me. Sami’s going to hate me for sure, I know that. And I might be headed for prison.

[Intense percussive music]

Moderate to severe eczema

[Beep beep]

[Dark music]

[Lucas groans] Ohh…

Ej: Are you feeling any better?

Belle: Even a gourmet dinner can’t erase this day, but the second bottle of wine definitely took the edge off.

Ej: I just wanted to say sorry for the thoughtless thing I said today. I never should’ve been so unfeeling about a child’s life. All I can say for myself is that it was a very ham-handed attempt to make you feel better.

Belle: And I do so want to. Please…make me feel better.

Hey! Rizczech!

Gwen: Oh. Hi, roy.

You missed bed check. Where the hell have you been?

Gwen: I have a pass to use the library. You can ask the matron.

We searched the library.

Gwen: Well, I fell asleep in a corner. Just woke up. Come on, roy. Where else could I have been?

Chad: Abby, you missed the best “minions” movie yet. Abby? Abby!

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Days Update Friday, June 10, 2022

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Update written by Joseph

Belle can’t believe EJ would casually say that Shawn’s baby might die and that would be a bright side to this as she pours herself a drink. EJ points out that Jan Spears having this baby is the reason that Belle and Shawn were separated. Belle stops him and asks what is wrong with him.

Shawn sits with Jan in the hospital as Jan worries about her stomach cramps. Shawn encourages that they are going to get her an IV to slow them down. Jan asks what if the baby comes today when it’s too soon.

Sarah goes to the hospital and asks Marlena if Kayla is on duty. Marlena responds that she thinks she might be in surgery. Sarah then cries that she needs help as she thinks the antidote is wearing off.

Lucas remains at the counter of the Pub, staring at the drink that Clyde left on the bar until Kate walks in and questions if he’s drinking. Lucas tells her that the drink is not his and that it belongs to Kate’s ex-boyfriend Clyde, who just left. Lucas swears he didn’t take a drink. Kate admits she saw Clyde leaving as she was coming in. Lucas complains about Kate not trusting him. Kate then takes the drink. Lucas tries to stop her by saying Clyde drank out of that glass but Kate says she needs the drink after just talking with Chad. Lucas asks what the big deal is. Kate reveals that Chad thought she should know that he told Abigail that Lucas is the one who kidnapped Sami. Lucas argues that she has to be kidding.

Abigail and Chad sit together in the town square. Abigail tells Chad about Gwen not being happy that she broke her mug and saying she would make her pay. Chad asks if Gwen said how she was going to do that. Abigail blows it off as Gwen just trying to scare her. Abigail tells Chad not to look so worried since Gwen is behind bars so there’s nothing she can do to her…

Gwen calls Leo from prison and says she needs to talk about Abigail. Gwen declares that if she doesn’t get to spend her father’s birthday with him, then neither does Abigail. Leo remains in the DiMera wine cellar and thinks she’s being a little dramatic. Gwen complains that she asked Abigail for one favor to get Jack the gift that she made for him for his birthday but Abigail smashed in to a million pieces. Gwen orders Leo to find the nearest, sharpest object and stab Abigail in the heart with it.

Marlena asks Sarah what makes her think the antidote is wearing off. Sarah tells her that she and Xander went to see Maggie to tell her that she got her memory back and that they were back together. Sarah states that while they were there, she had a hallucination of Kristen with a syringe and she thought she was coming after her but then she realized it was just Victor with a pen in his hand. Sarah says she didn’t let on because she didn’t want them to worry but admits she’s scared to death. Sarah asks Marlena if she knows what’s happening to her. Marlena encourages her not to panic. Sarah asks how to do that when she’s seeing things that aren’t there. Sarah asks if she’s losing her mind and what Gwen did to her.

Leo tells Gwen that this sounds a little extreme even for her. Gwen reminds him that their double wedding was supposed to be the day that changed their lives forever and then they got dumped by Xander and Craig. Gwen questions why they are always the ones that suffer while Abigail and Chad live their perfect lives together. Leo says he’s just as infuriated as she is. Gwen asks if he’s folding as she thought he wanted to inflict pain on all who hurt him. Leo brings up what he did to Chad and Sonny. Gwen blows that off as everyone knowing it was lies. Gwen declares that they need to hurt them the way that they hurt them. Leo says his phone is about to die. Gwen hopes so is Abigail. Leo then hangs up. Leo then picks up the knife from his breakfast tray and puts it in his bag.

Abigail tells Chad that Gwen will just sit around like she always does and it’s nothing new. Chad informs Abigail that he told Kate that Abigail knows Lucas kidnapped Sami. Chad admits that Kate was not pleased but he assured her that she would keep her mouth shut.

Lucas questions Kate as to why Chad told Abigail. Kate explains that he didn’t have a choice as Abigail got it in to her head that she wanted to solve the mystery and was planning to publish an article about it in the Spectator. Kate adds that Abigail already dug up Lucas’s friend Pete and was determined to go interview him in Wisconsin. Kate says that Chad couldn’t talk her out of it and was worried about what might happen if she went to investigate, so he thought the best way out of it was to tell her that it was her beloved uncle Lucas who kidnapped Sami. Kate admits that she can’t blame him. Lucas argues that he can blame him. Lucas asks what if they tell EJ or anyone else and worries that he would be screwed.

EJ reminds Belle that if Shawn told her immediately after he slept with Jan, that she would try to convince her to take the morning after pill. Belle argues that is not the same thing as that prevents pregnancy and doesn’t end one. Belle declares that this is a life and she does not and has never wished the baby dead, but it could die. Belle says she’s feeling sorry for herself while Shawn is probably freaking out at the hospital. Belle decides she has to go. EJ questions why she would do that. Belle responds that whether she likes it or not, this is Shawn’s baby and she would never forgive herself if she wasn’t there. Belle then rushes out of the DiMera Mansion.

Marlena encourages Sarah that she’s not losing her mind. Sarah asks why she thought she saw Kristen then. Sarah argues that the antidote is supposed to reverse the effects of Dr. Rolf’s drug. Marlena points out that it has set aside a lot of the damage she has been through but because of her dosage, there might be flare ups. Marlena knows Kayla has prescribed medication for her that helped Abigail, but the dosage may have to be increased. Sarah asks if these hallucinations are just something she’s going to have to live with for the rest of her life. Marlena hopes not but says it’s hard to give any guarantees. Marlena says they can adjust the dosage of her new medicine but she thinks they have reason to be optimistic. Marlena suggests Sarah talk to Abigail since she’s been through all of this. Sarah agrees that is a great idea and thanks Marlena for talking her down. Sarah then walks away as Belle arrives at the hospital. Marlena greets her and asks what she’s doing here. Belle informs her that she was with Shawn when she called to say Jan is in labor. Marlena confirms that Jan was admitted a little while ago. Belle argues that Jan can’t have the baby now since it’s so soon. Marlena agrees that it’s soon and they have given her medication to hopefully stop the contractions. Shawn then comes out and announces that Jan just passed out, so Marlena rushes to the room with Shawn.

EJ talks to the portrait of Stefano, saying he was too direct with Belle just now as he thought he was comforting her, but she left deeply offended. EJ supposes he should find a way to make this right as he finishes a drink. EJ then walks out of the living room. Leo then emerges from the tunnels and remarks that he thought EJ would never shut up and leave. Leo says it seems like everyone around here uses Stefano as a sounding board. Leo asks Stefano what he should do about Abigail or to Abigail.

Chad agrees with Abigail that Kate and Lucas have nothing to worry about. Chad thanks Abigail for agreeing not to say anything and apologizes for putting her in that position as he never wants to ask her to lie, especially to her own family. Abigail points out that Lucas is her mom’s half brother while she’s not related to Sami, unlike he and EJ. Chad states that keeping secrets from each other is part of his family’s favorite pastime but keeping secrets from his wife is not something he will ever do again. Abigail assures that there’s nothing he can’t tell her as she will always be on his side and she loves him. Abigail informs Chad that she is ovulating, so Chad suggests they get out of here.

Shawn comes back out and informs Belle that Jan has been rushed to the operating room as she had a placental abruption. Belle knows a woman in her office who had that and that woman lost the baby. Belle tells Shawn that she’s sorry and asks what Marlena said. Shawn says she agreed to stay with Jan since they wouldn’t let him go with her. Shawn worries that they were all so serious and he has no idea what’s going to happen to Jan or the baby.

Kate encourages Lucas that Chad gave her his word that Abigail is not going to say anything. Lucas questions her buying that. Kate insists that Abigail won’t send her own uncle to prison. Lucas points out that she sent her own sister there. Kate argues that he knows that’s completely different. Kate says that Abigail hates Gwen and loves Lucas, so she would understand he was desperate to keep Sami from going back to EJ. Kate admits that Lucas did a boneheaded thing but Abigail won’t send him to jail just because she feels like it when she’s a good person. Lucas worries about Abigail being an editor at a newspaper and she was working on Sami’s kidnapping story, so what happens if she decides to run the story anyway. Kate thinks it would solve all of Lucas’s problems if he just told Sami the truth. Lucas mocks the idea of that working out great for him. Kate argues that he doesn’t know and brings up how many times over the years that they have forgiven each other for doing horrible things. Kate asks why wouldn’t Sami eventually understand and forgive him. Kate adds that if Lucas is thinking of marrying Sami, he can’t live with this secret between them.

Sarah goes to see Gwen in prison. Gwen questions what she’s doing here. Sarah responds that they haven’t been properly introduced so she introduces herself and brings up Gwen borrowing her face to break up with Xander as her, so it must be like looking into a mirror.

Leo sneaks in to Chad and Abigail’s bed room. He then hears them coming so he runs to hide in the closet. Chad and Abigail enter the room and start kissing.

Gwen tells Sarah that she doesn’t want to get in to this now. Sarah says that’s too bad. Sarah complains that Gwen knew Kristen was holding her prisoner on that island and she left her there, stranded. Sarah adds that she would probably still be there if not for Abigail. Gwen blames Abigail for Sarah ever being sent to that island. Sarah asks how it’s Abigail’s fault. Gwen brings up the syringe and how Kristen never would’ve gotten it if Abigail hadn’t left it in the DiMera secret room where she was planning to use it on her. Sarah mocks the idea that Gwen’s the victim in all of this. Gwen argues that she didn’t kidnap Sarah, so she tells her to go find Kristen and tell her all of her troubles. Sarah says she plans to but thought she would start with Gwen first. Sarah talks about Xander getting her the antidote and how that didn’t work for Gwen, so she made sure she got a double dose of the crazy drug. Gwen argues that Sarah got the antidote and is now good as new. Gwen asks why Sarah is here bothering her.

Chad and Abigail lay in bed after having sex. Chad wonders if this is the day they made a baby. Abigail jokes that if they didn’t, it wasn’t for lack of trying, but she feels like they did which excites Chad. Abigail asks if Chad is hoping for another girl or another boy. Chad says twins. Abigail jokes that they would be seriously outnumbered. Chad says Thomas and Charlotte are old enough to help out. Abigail asks what Chad thinks about taking a little trip with the kids tonight since tomorrow is Jack’s birthday, so they could all fly to Boston together. Chad calls that a great idea but notes that it seems pretty sudden. Chad asks if they can leave in the morning which Abigail agrees to, asking what difference one night would make as they kiss.

Shawn asks what Belle was doing at the hospital anyway. Belle responds that she was worried about the baby and Shawn as he must be scared. Shawn admits that he is. Shawn calls it the baby he never wanted to happen but then he started thinking about whether it was going to be a boy or a girl and taking care of a new baby. Belle encourages that Jan has the best doctors and care here. Shawn brings up that the baby might be deprived of oxygen and nourishment so it’s going to be touch and go. Belle hugs Shawn and encourages him to keep believing the baby will be okay. EJ arrives and sees them. Shawn wonders how long it will be before he knows something. Belle declares that no matter how long it takes, she will be there for him.

Lucas tells Kate that he’s not going to tell Sami the truth and argues that if she found out that he held her against her will for months, she’ll send him to prison and then go back to EJ so fast. Kate says she gets it and she doesn’t want the information to come out either. Kate worries that Roman would never forgive her either if he found out she kept the information from him. Lucas knows holding a grudge is in the Brady DNA. Kate says it’s fine to not tell Sami, she just hates seeing this eat away at him. Lucas feels he has no choice. Kate suggests they meet back at the Pub for dinner tonight. Kate jokes that she will annoy him so much that he’ll forget all about Abigail. Lucas agrees to meet her later.

Chad gets dressed as their kids Thomas and Charlotte enter their room. Abigail asks what they think about a trip to Boston to surprise Jack for his birthday. Charlotte asks if they can take the DiMera Jet which Chad agrees to. Thomas asks about the Tooth Fairy and says it’s a he. Thomas asks what about Minions which Abigail questions. Chad explains that DiMera is doing a special screening of the new Minions movie and he said they could go. Abigail asks what time the screening is. Chad says it’s in like an hour so they can still make it. Thomas asks if Abigail can come too. Abigail says she’d love to but she still has to approve a layout for the paper and her assistant is going to send it to her in one hour. Charlotte questions her not going to the movie. Chad asks if it’s okay if he takes them which the kids agree to. Abigail hugs her kids and sends them to go change clothes. Abigail jokes with Chad about it being that easy to make the kids happy.

Sarah questions Gwen asking why she is bothering her and if she really has to spell it out. Gwen complains that Sarah got what she wanted. Sarah informs her that she had to relive the death of her baby and asks if she has any idea what that’s like. Gwen responds that she actually does. Sarah tells her to try doing it twice. Sarah confirms she got her memory back but she’s still having hallucinations. Sarah calls Gwen miserable. Gwen complains that she’s paying for it now as she’s stuck in prison and has lost everything from her family to her freedom to Xander. Sarah says she did it all to herself. Sarah declares that she and Xander are back together. Gwen blames that on Abigail stopping the wedding. Gwen argues that Xander loved her and they were going to get married. Sarah assures they sorted all that out and are now very happy. Sarah tells Gwen to think about that as she is taken back to her cell. Sarah then exits.

EJ approaches Shawn and Belle. Shawn questions what he’s doing here. EJ says he wanted to inquire about the baby. Shawn argues that he couldn’t care less about his baby. EJ understands how worried he must be. Shawn says EJ is the last thing he wants to deal with and tells him to get the hell out. Marlena comes back so Shawn asks what happened in the OR. Marlena confirms that they stopped the bleeding and Jan will be fine, but they had to deliver the baby. Marlena announces the baby is small, but alive, and that Shawn has a son. Marlena explains that the baby was rushed him to the NICU and will be there for quite awhile. Shawn asks if he can see him but Marlena says they are still evaluating him. Shawn asks about Jan. Marlena says she was taken back to her room. Shawn decides he should probably be there when Jan wakes up. Shawn thanks Belle for staying with him as he then heads to Jan’s room. Marlena decides to go check on more information on the baby and walks away. EJ tells Belle that it must have been a lot to take in and wishes she would say something. Belle asks EJ to just get her out of here. EJ asks where she’d like to go. Belle has tears in her eyes as she says anywhere and then leaves the hospital with EJ.

Gwen notices the prison guard has fallen asleep. She sneaks back to the phone and makes a call, saying she needs their help.

Chad and Abigail talk about being lucky to have great kids as they kiss. Chad asks Abigail what the whole Tooth Fairy thing was about. Abigail says she will tell him when he gets back. Abigail tells Chad that she loves him. Chad says he loves her and then exits the room.

Lucas remains at the Pub with a drink in front of him on the table. Lucas says to himself that for all he knows, Abigail could be writing that story right now. Lucas adds that Will, Allie, and Sami will hate him and he might be headed for prison. Lucas then gets up and goes behind the bar . Lucas grabs a bottle of alcohol and sneaks out of the Pub with it.

Abigail sits in her room with her laptop while Leo remains hiding in the closet.

Kate sits at the bar of the Brady Pub, waiting for Lucas. She pulls out her phone and texts him, asking where he is as she thought they were having dinner.

Lucas passes out in his bed at the Salem Inn with the bottle of alcohol in his hand.

EJ brings Belle home to the DiMera Mansion and asks if she’s feeling any better. Belle jokes that the second bottle of wine took the edge off. EJ apologizes for what he said earlier and being unfeeling about a child’s life. EJ calls it a very ham-handed attempt to make her feel better. Belle says she does want to. Belle then asks EJ to make her feel better as they start kissing.

Gwen tries to sneak back in to the prison visiting room but the prison guard catches her, noting that she missed bed check and questions where she’s been. Gwen claims she was in the library but he says they searched there. Gwen claims she fell asleep in a corner and just woke up. Gwen asks where else she could have been…

Leo rushes outside to a bench, sweating in a panic as he grips on to his bag.

Chad returns home from the movies, shocked to find Abigail’s bloody body on their bed.

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