Days Update Monday, December 5, 2022

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Nicole says absolutely not to going home with EJ and insists that she’s not drunk. EJ says he wasn’t suggesting they do anything, he was just offering her one of their many guest bedrooms. Nicole asks if he’s sure. EJ asks what better use of the guest rooms and assures it’d be no trouble at all. EJ admits he could use the company. Nicole then accepts his offer and starts to get up but stumbles. EJ guesses she is more drunk than she thought. EJ gets up to help Nicole walk right as Eric arrives and sees them together. Eric questions what Nicole is doing with EJ. Nicole responds that she’s leaving. Eric asks where the hell they are going. EJ informs Eric that Nicole is coming home with him.

At the police station, Shawn finishes a call with Jada, telling her not to worry about it and feel better. Belle comes in and informs Shawn that Melinda isn’t backing down and plans to charge Paulina with this so-called cover up, so she’ll have to spend the night in jail. Shawn complains that the papers will be all over this and that Melinda just lives to see her name on the front page. Shawn asks how Paulina is doing. Belle says that Paulina thinks she can handle it as long as Chanel is out of jail. Shawn says that Belle has her work cut out for her. Belle responds that Stephanie does too. Belle knows Stephanie is supposed to be a PR genius, but she doesn’t know how she can spin this one.

Alex shows up at Paulina’s office, only to find Stephanie hugging Chad. Stephanie asks what he’s doing there. Alex explains that when she cancelled on their date, he thought maybe she wouldn’t have time to eat, so he brought her food. Stephanie thanks him and says that’s so thoughtful of him. Alex then calls it unnecessary since he assumed she was busy with work.

Sonny and Leo continue going through the wanted ads at the Kiriakis Mansion to find Leo a job. Leo gets why Sonny can’t give him a job at Titan, but asks if he could at least give him a reference. Leo adds that he knows Paulina won’t. Sonny says they have their work cut out for them. Leo knows Sonny doesn’t have to be doing this and he doesn’t deserve it, but he does appreciate it. Sonny responds that right now, he has nothing better to do.

Kristen remarks to herself that Marlena was wrong as sometimes her schemes actually do work, like tonight as she wasn’t actually going to visit EJ while dressed as Susan, she just needed to get Brady to see her in a new light and it worked. Brady then returns to the room. Kristen thought he was putting Rachel to bed. Brady explains that she wanted John to tell her another bedtime story. Brady questions if Kristen was having a full on conversation with a doll when he walked in.

Shawn tells Belle about taking this job to put the bad guys away, yet there are still so many around out there while he’s arresting Paulina and Chanel. Belle knows it’s been a rough couple of weeks, but he has tomorrow off so he can relax and regroup. Shawn reveals he doesn’t anymore as Jada just called in and said she needs the next few days off to recover from a medical procedure. Belle questions what kind of medical procedure.

Eric questions what EJ just said. Nicole confirms that she’s going home with EJ. Eric asks if she’s drunk. EJ questions if Eric is passing judgment and calls that out of character. Nicole insists that she is not drunk. EJ adds that even if she was, it would be none of Eric’s damn business. Eric tells EJ to stay out of this. Eric warns Nicole that this is not a good idea, reminding her of what happened last night. Nicole tells Eric not to worry about her marriage or her reputation, because it’s shot to Hell. Eric says he’s worried about her and argues that sleeping with Xander is the biggest mistake of her life, then asks if she’s going to double down by going home with EJ. EJ calls Eric the biggest mistake of her life. Eric questions what the hell is wrong with her.

Leo’s stomach growls, so Sonny questions him not eating dinner. Leo reminds him that he has no money. Sonny decides he will go talk to Cook about making them something. Leo hopes he’s not overstepping. Sonny jokes that they are way past that point as he exits the room. Sonny’s phone then rings with a call from Will, so Leo answers it.

Chad tells Alex that it’s not what it looks like. Stephanie explains that she told Chad that he could go home to his kids but he decided to stay, so she was just showing him how grateful she was for his help. Chad adds that they are in the middle of a crisis. Alex asks what’s going on. Stephanie explains that they were about to issue a PR statement for Paulina, but then Paulina got arrested as Melinda came up with some bogus charges about a criminal cover up which she calls just an attempt to keep her name in the headlines. Chad adds that it’s hard to counter because the charges are not exactly untrue. Stephanie says they’ve been wrestling with a revised statement. Alex offers to try to help. Stephanie says it would be amazing if he would be willing to take a look. Alex says he doesn’t have any other plans anymore and he did stick his neck out to steal the file from Sloan, so he is involved. Alex adds that Chanel is his friend too, so he’d love to help her and Paulina out. Alex then sits down to take a look. Alex agrees that they are in a hell of a mess.

Shawn tells Belle that Jada didn’t tell him what kind of procedure and it’s not really his business. Belle explains that she was just asking because Eric told Marlena that Jada is pregnant, which surprises Shawn. Shawn wonders if this has something to do with the baby. Belle asks how many medical procedures pregnant women have. Shawn asks if she thinks Jada was having an abortion but Belle insists there is no way since Jada told Marlena that she’s having the baby and Eric was so excited about being a dad. Belle just hopes nothing went wrong.

Nicole tells Eric to just go ahead and call her a slut. Eric says he’s not calling her anything and he just thinks her sleeping with EJ is a big mistake. Nicole argues that she didn’t say she was going to sleep with him, just that she was going home with him to his house and guest bedroom because she doesn’t have a house since she blew up her marriage to be with Eric and now Eric and Rafe both hate her so she’s been sleeping in her office. Eric argues that he doesn’t hate her while Nicole insists that he does because he thinks she talked Jada in to an abortion. Eric just doesn’t know why Nicole talked to Jada at all. EJ tells Eric that Nicole doesn’t have to listen to this. Eric then yells at EJ to get his hands off of her.

Kristen asks what Brady is so concerned about. Brady finds it strange that Kristen is talking to inanimate objects. Kristen jokes that it’s because she and Rachel have been playing with dolls so much. Brady brings up Rachel’s Christmas list having all the traditional items like a bike and a pony, but then she says more than anything in the world, she wants her mom and dad to be married.

Leo tells Will that Sonny is fine and is just getting them so food. Sonny comes back in and questions what Leo is doing on his phone. Leo responds that he was just talking to Sonny’s husband, so Sonny runs over and grabs the phone from him. Sonny tells Will that everything is fine and he was just helping Leo look for jobs online. Sonny says he remembers everything Leo did to him, but a lot has changed since Will has been gone. Sonny asks if they can just talk about this when Will comes home for Christmas, but Will then reveals that he is not coming home for Christmas.

Brady accuses Kristen of putting Rachel up to this. Kristen denies that and says every kid wants their parents to be together. Brady complains that now Rachel actually thinks it’s possible because Kristen blackmailed her way in to this house. Kristen doesn’t see it that way. Brady argues that Kristen is getting Rachel’s hopes up for something that’s never going to happen. Kristen adds that if she wanted to get married to him, she would’ve just made it a condition of their agreement. Kristen reminds Brady that in another month, Marlena, Kate, and Kayla are going to get sick again. Brady asks if she’s just working her way up to forcing him to marry her, but Kristen says she’s not and never will.

Shawn tells Belle that Jada told him the other day that she and Eric broke up. Belle responds that they are still going to raise the baby together. Belle talks about how Eric has always wanted to be a father, so he’s not going to just leave Jada high and dry. Shawn brings up that Rafe said Eric and Nicole were back together. Belle says that having a baby is complicated, but Eric would be a really good dad. Shawn guesses Belle is worried about him now. Belle hopes it’s nothing and says she’ll call Eric tomorrow. Shawn asks if Belle wants to get out of here. Belle says she will work on Paulina’s arraignment in the morning so there isn’t much else she can do now. Shawn suggests they go drown their sorrows at Small Bar. Belle agrees and they exit together.

Eric tells Nicole that she doesn’t have to go home with EJ. EJ asks if Eric is offering an alternative and suggests a room at his dad’s bar, next to Eric’s ex with an axe to grind. Eric remarks that he’s trying to overlook EJ being a dirtbag because his mom died. EJ warns him to keep his mother’s name out of his mouth. Nicole asks where Eric suggests she go. EJ remarks that he probably thinks she should go to Hell. Eric warns EJ to stay out of this. EJ tells Eric to go ahead and take a swing at him. EJ says Eric might feel better by blaming him for his bad life. EJ adds that Eric didn’t have to lose his baby and Nicole, but it was his choice. Eric then punches EJ in the face, knocking him down.

Sonny gets angry when Will tells him that he can’t come home for Christmas because of his job. Sonny claims he understands and says he’ll talk to him later. Sonny starts to cry and hangs up. Leo questions there being no “I love you”. Sonny says not tonight. Leo tells him that he’s sorry.

Alex, Stephanie, and Chad eat the Chinese food that Alex brought. Alex has Stephanie try Stinky Tofu and says he’s broadening her boundaries. They go over the statement and Stephanie asks what they think. Chad thinks it’s solid while Alex finds it tepid and thinks they need to go on the offense rather than just run away from the accusations. Chad argues that Paulina can’t admit to anything when it’s an ongoing case. Alex says they don’t have to get in to details and points out that all Paulina is guilty of is protecting her child and asks why she should apologize for being guilty of that. Stephanie agrees and says he just gave her a great idea. Alex smiles and looks over at Chad, who shakes his head.

Nicole questions what the hell is wrong with Eric as EJ gets back to his feet. Shawn and Belle arrive. Shawn asks what’s going on. EJ responds that Eric just assaulted him. Shawn asks if that’s true. EJ argues that he didn’t push himself over. Belle questions what happened. EJ explains that Jada had an abortion and Eric is blaming Nicole for it. Eric calls that private while EJ argues that so is Nicole’s personal life. Shawn separates them and tries to take Eric outside to cool down but Eric tells him to get his hands off of him. Shawn and Belle question if Eric has been drinking. Eric admits that he had a drink. Belle argues that he doesn’t drink anymore. Eric calls it a choice and says he’s not an alcoholic. Shawn asks how many he had. Nicole doesn’t know since he just got there. Shawn questions Eric having a drink and then getting in a car to drive to a bar and asks if he was going to have more drinks. Eric questions if he’s the alcohol police. Shawn says he’s just a friend and tries to take Eric outside again but Eric shoves Shawn down and reminds him that he said to get his hands off of him, shocking Belle, Nicole, and EJ.

Brady questions what is stopping Kristen from upping her ante on her blackmail. Kristen points out that when she got out of prison, Brady wouldn’t talk to her or even look at her, so she had to break through that wall somehow and now they are living together, raising their daughter. Kristen says she won’t keep giving him ultimatums as she doesn’t want to force him in to something he doesn’t want. Kristen reminds Brady that what they had was always real and says it still is. Kristen says she feels it right now. Brady responds that if she’s sincere about not wanting to manipulate him and if she really cares about and loves him, then she can prove it by just giving him the orchid that saves Marlena, Kayla, and Kate’s lives.

Leo asks Sonny why Will is not coming home for Christmas. Sonny says it’s the same old stuff as he’s doing another movie for Peacock and they want him on set. Leo asks if Sonny thinks Will is lying. Sonny says of course not. Leo suggests Sonny go out there to see him, but Sonny says he can’t and points out that Will didn’t exactly encourage that either. Sonny adds that Gabi has already made winter plans for Arianna. Leo guesses answering Sonny’s phone didn’t help. Sonny questions why he did. Leo claims that he called Sonny but he didn’t hear him, so he figured he would answer and let Will know he was there but he forgot he’s a trigger for Will. Leo swears he was not trying to make trouble. Sonny responds that Leo doesn’t have to try, he just does. Leo decides he will go and tells Sonny that he appreciates his help with the wanted ads. Sonny stops Leo and invites him to stay for dinner since the food is already being made.

Stephanie goes over the statement and says it’s better but still missing something. Alex feels it’s closer. Chad then points out that it’s missing Paulina’s voice as she would never say “my daughter”, she would say “my little girl”. Stephanie smiles and agrees. Stephanie then revises the statement and Alex calls it perfect.

Brady repeats that if Kristen really wants him to believe that she’s not manipulative and blackmailing him anymore, then she can just give him the orchid now. Kristen responds that she would really love to do that, but questions what would stop him from kicking her out, calling the cops, and going back to Chloe. Brady says Rachel’s reaction would stop him and as far as Chloe is concerned, he can’t go back to her because she’s with Stefan now. Kristen feels he will still move her out and that will crush Rachel. Kristen argues that this living arrangement isn’t so terrible. Brady suggests she ask John and Marlena that. Kristen points out that they are raising their daughter together and they are happy. Kristen asks if there’s a little part of Brady that is happy too.

Belle checks on Shawn, who assures he’s okay. EJ points out that’s two assaults in one night and one was on an officer of the law. EJ asks Shawn if he’s going to arrest Eric. Shawn asks if EJ is pressing charges. EJ asks why wouldn’t he. Nicole points out that Eric didn’t mean to but EJ insists that he did and he meant to hurt Nicole when he accused her of killing his baby. EJ declares that Nicole doesn’t owe Eric a damn thing which she agrees with. Nicole decides that if EJ wants to press charges, she won’t stand in his way. Shawn tells Eric that he’s sorry then as he doesn’t have a choice. Shawn then handcuffs Eric.

Stephanie, Alex, and Chad toast to teamwork. Alex points out that there’s only two fortune cookies since he didn’t know Chad would be hanging out. Chad says there’s no worries as they open them up. Alex reads his fortune which says “Help, I’m trapped inside of a fortune cookie factory.” Stephanie then shows Alex her fortune, which reads “You’re looking at the man of your dreams.”

EJ goes home with Nicole to the DiMera Mansion. EJ pours a drink and asks if he can get Nicole anything. Nicole declines and thinks she’s had enough for the night. EJ asks how she’s doing. Nicole admits she’s not good as she feels responsible for Eric going off like that tonight. EJ tells her she can’t blame herself. Nicole argues that even EJ agreed that she talked Jada in to an abortion. EJ argues that doesn’t excuse Eric’s behavior. EJ states that Eric wanted a baby, but Jada didn’t and she realized that while talking to Nicole, so if Eric can’t respect her choice, that’s his problem. Nicole supposes that’s true but since she can’t have a baby, she would do anything to be in Jada’s shoes. EJ asks if she means to be having a baby with Eric. Nicole complains that her head is spinning and she doesn’t know what to think or how to feel. Nicole brings up Eric getting drunk behind the wheel and killing Daniel and how she never thought he’d drink again after that. EJ understands she’s worried about Eric, but points out that his sister is his lawyer and his brother in law was his arresting officer, so he’s going to get off with a slap on the wrist. EJ hopes that will be the wakeup call that Eric needs.

Shawn and Belle bring Eric to the police station. Eric calls it ridiculous that EJ is a bonafide criminal and he’s getting him arrested. Shawn points out that EJ pressed charges, so he had no choice. Eric asks Belle to help him and do something. Belle responds that she’s sorry but she can’t.

Brady asks Kristen if he looks happy. Kristen points out that answering a question with a question is still an answer. Brady asks if she thinks he’s going to suddenly decide to want to marry her. Kristen says she’s not delusional and suggests baby steps. Kristen wants to start right now by spending the night together. Brady argues that’s not baby steps. Kristen points out that they’ve had sex before and she’s never known him to turn her down. Kristen urges Brady to give in to his feelings, say screw it, and go make love right now.

Sonny and Leo eat sandwiches and chips together. Leo finds a listing for an executive assistant job and gets excited but then realizes it was just Paulina listing for his replacement. Sonny laughs and says Paulina will never find anyone else like him.

Chad decides he should get home. Stephanie thanks him for staying. Chad says it was his pleasure but he’s not sure how much he helped. Stephanie says she couldn’t have done it without both of them. Chad says he’ll see her tomorrow and thanks Alex for the tofu. Chad then exits. Alex then apologizes for overreacting but Stephanie says she’s glad he came in when he did because a new perspective is just what they needed. Stephanie adds that she does feel bad about canceling their date. They agree on a rain check. Alex and Stephanie then start kissing as Chad returns, having forgot his coat. Chad then walks in to see them kissing.

EJ brings Nicole to the guest bedroom and says he hopes it suits her. Nicole says it has a bed so it already beats her office. EJ tells her that she’s welcome to stay as long as she needs, noting that there’s toiletries in the bathroom and aspirin for her headache in the morning. EJ offers to have her things sent over but Nicole says given their history, she doesn’t plan on overstaying her welcome. Nicole thanks EJ for this. Nicole then notices a photo of EJ and Susan on the end table and asks if this was Susan’s room. EJ says he’ll get that out of her way. Nicole asks if he’s sure he wants her to stay in this room when there are so many others. EJ calls it the nicest room and says he wants her to have it as she deserves it. EJ says he’ll see her in the morning and tells her to sleep well as he then exits the room.

Shawn tells Eric that court is closed for the night so there is nothing Belle can do tonight. Belle gets the circumstances but points out that Eric isn’t even pressing charges for the worst thing he did tonight which was assaulting a cop. Eric argues that he barely touched him. Shawn advises Eric to keep his voice down. Belle brings up that Eric was drinking and driving and punched EJ. Eric calls EJ an ass but tells Belle to go ahead and take his side since she did sleep with him. Belle asks if he’s serious. Belle questions him wanting her help and then provoking her. Belle tells Eric that he’s on his own then and can get his own lawyer. Eric tries to apologize but Belle says to get him out of her face so Shawn escorts Eric away to be locked up.

Brady tells Kristen that he’s sorry but until she hands over the orchid to him, nothing is going to happen between them and then walks out of the room.

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Days Short Recap Friday, December 2, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

John couldn’t believe Kristen was getting Rachel’s hopes up about her getting back together with Brady. He knew they were never going to get back together. Marlena wasn’t sure since Kristen was a good manipulator. John wanted to stop her. Marlena wasn’t sure how they would do that. Brady walked in and found Susan in the room. Brady was about to call Marlena to let her know that Susan was alive when Kristen took off the disguise. Brady wondered why she was dressed that way. She told him that she couldn’t console EJ for losing his mother so she wanted to console him dressed that way. He didn’t think it would work plus it would be a cruel thing to do. She wanted to assure EJ that Susan’s death wasn’t his fault. Brady was surprised that she wanted to do something like that, but he told her it was cruel. Kristen cried and told him that she treated Susan badly. Brady consoled her when John, Rachel and Marlena walked in the townhouse. John and Brady took Rachel to bed. Marlena told Kristen to stop getting Rachel’s hopes up that she was going to marry Brady. John confronted Brady about finding Kristen in his arms. He told John that he was just consoling her. He said he would never fall for her again.

EJ found Nicole drinking at the bar. She apologized for what happened to Susan. He appreciated that and wanted to know if she needed to talk. She told him what happened with Eric. She admitted that things would have been better for her and Eric if Jada wasn’t pregnant. Things were worse now that she doesn’t have the baby. EJ thought that Eric would come around. Nicole knew the lines were crossed and they couldn’t come back from it. EJ was able to relate to that because he crossed the line and it cost his mother her life. They kept drinking when she said that she didn’t have anywhere to go. EJ offered to let her stay in one of his guest rooms. She agreed to stay with him. She stumbled trying to get up. EJ helped her get up. Eric saw them together and glared at them.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

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

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

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Days Short Recap Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Chanel talked to Allie about her concerns about staying in jail. Shawn brought Sloan in to see her. She let her know that she was going to be her worst nightmare. Allie tried to defend Chanel to Sloan, but she didn’t want to hear it. She didn’t think her mother’s death was accidental. Sloan blamed Chanel for her mother’s death. She also threw up in her face that she had an affair with her father. They go back and forth about what Chanel did. Allie defended Chanel. Sloan told her that it was hard to watch her father drink himself to death. Paulina told Abe she had an idea of how to help Chanel. She wanted him to fire Melinda. He told her that he couldn’t do that because the press was watching him already. He thought Belle would be able to stop Trask from going after Chanel. Belle told Trask that she was holding Chanel without an arraignment. She thought Trask was trying to hold up the case on purpose. Trask told her there was nothing she could do about it. Belle showed her a legal document that proved she could stop her. Belle let her know that Chanel was getting out on bail. Later, Belle let Chanel know that she made bail. Chanel rushed to the office where she saw her mother and Abe. They celebrated the fact that she was out on bail. Trask walked in the room and let them know that she had a warrant for Paulina’s arrest. She wanted Shawn to arrest Paulina for covering Sloan’s mother’s murder. Sloan smirked in the background. Kate brought tea to Jada to help her with her morning sickness. Jada told her about her everything that happened earlier. She let her know that she was getting an abortion. Kate wondered if someone talked her into getting the abortion. Jada didn’t name any names, but she told her about her conversation with Nicole. Jada wanted to be a mother, but not like that. Kate apologized to her for getting hurt. She wanted to know what was next for her. She let Kate know that she was going to focus on her career. Kate told her that she was the same way, but it’s nice to have someone in your life.

Kate hoped they could still be friends. Jada was fine with it. Eric wanted answers from Nicole. He wanted to know if she talked Jada into getting an abortion. Nicole refused to let Jada make her out to be the bad guy about the baby. She was ready to confront Jada, but he said she was too late. He let her know the baby was gone. She told Eric that they didn’t talk about abortion. He let her know she was the last person Jada talked to before she made her decision. He let her know that the pregnancy wasn’t any of her business. She was surprised by his reaction. Nicole told him they were together so it was her business. She wanted to talk to Jada after overhearing them talk on Thanksgiving. She defended her actions, but he felt that she got what she wanted. He told her that she acts impulsively. They continued arguing about it. She admitted that she hoped there wasn’t a baby and asked if he was satisfied. She apologized to him for talking to Jada behind his back. She wasn’t sorry for wishing they could avoid a complication. He knew it was complicated, but he enjoyed the idea of being a father. She brought up the fact that she couldn’t give him children. He was happy raising Holly, but he thought they could raise the baby together. She told him how he excluded her from the Thanksgiving announcement. He told her that she broke his trust by going to Jada behind his back. He was upset that the baby was gone. Nicole wanted to know if he was upset about the baby being gone or her role in it. He told her that it was both. She wanted to know where that left them. He looked at her and admitted that he didn’t know. He walked away from her, and she started to cry.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

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

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

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Days Short Recap Monday, November 28, 2022

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

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

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Sonny is playing a video game in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion when Alex walks in, asking what shirt he should wear but Sonny remains focused on the game. Alex then gets in Sonny’s way, causing him to lose his game. Sonny argues that Alex is a grown adult and asks why he can’t dress himself. Alex responds that he’s having another date with Stephanie, so he doesn’t want any mistakes as he asks which shirt he should wear. Leo then walks in and says neither of them.

John and Marlena sit in the town square with Rachel. John asks Rachel about her Christmas list. Rachel says it’s not finished yet. John asks Marlena what she wants for Christmas. Marlena responds that her gift is already on the way in a new grandbaby. Marlena comments on being happy for Eric even though the situation is complicated, because he’s always wanted a child and when the baby arrives, he will be over the moon…

Eric goes to Jada’s and knocks on the door, asking if she’s there as he just wanted to see how she was doing. Eric says if she’s listening, he’s there for her if she needs anything at all. There’s no response, so Eric walks away.

Nicole sits at the Bistro, having a drink while holding back tears until EJ arrives and greets her.

Brady goes home to John and Marlena’s and is shocked to apparently see Susan inside. She comments that he looks like he’s seen a ghost. Brady asks if that’s what she is as he questions how this is possible after the car crash. “Susan” responds that reports of her death have been greatly exaggerated, leaving Brady confused.

Nicole tells EJ that she was going to call him as she’s so sorry about his mother. EJ appreciates that but guesses that’s not the reason why she is upset. EJ guesses it’s about Eric. Nicole asks what makes him say that. EJ informs her that he saw Rafe the other night. Nicole asks if Rafe told him the whole story. EJ responds that Rafe told him that she was leaving him for Eric, but that there might already be trouble in paradise. EJ adds that Rafe didn’t divulge what that trouble may be but he assumes that’s the reason she is upset. EJ asks if she wants to talk about it. Nicole calls it a long story. EJ says he has nothing but time and offers to join her.

Eric heads downstairs at the Brady Pub, where a customer named Hank is at the bar, telling Eric that the bartender disappeared. Eric apologizes and gets him a scotch on the house. Hank tells him he appreciates it as he has no idea how much he needs it after the day he’s had. Eric remarks that he knows what he means as he looks at the bottle.

Leo jokes that if Alex really wants to impress someone, he should go shirtless with his chest. Alex questions who invited Leo. Sonny shrugs as he resumes playing his video game. Leo responds that he came on his own accord. Alex tells Leo that now he can leave. Leo says he has a proposition for him. Alex tells him no and tells him to go. Leo ignores him and brings out his laptop. Leo tells Alex that what he’s about to show him is going to blow his mind…

Chad and Stephanie work in Paulina’s office. Chad reads Stephanie the article he has typed up about Paulina resolving Chanel’s problems in time to be sworn in as Governor. Stephanie approves it and comments that they are finished up just in time for her to meet Alex. Chad questions her having another date. Stephanie then gets a call from Abe. Stephanie tells him that they are just about to send out the statement, but she’s shocked by what Abe informs her. Stephanie says she’s on it and hangs up. Stephanie then informs Chad that Paulina has been arrested.

Leo asks Alex what he thinks. Alex questions Leo wanting him to hire him as his executive assistant. Alex can’t believe Leo has the nerve to ask him for a job after how he tormented Sonny. Leo tells him that he and Sonny are buds now and put all that behind them. Sonny calls that a work in progress. Leo talks up how he left his position as Paulina’s executive assistant and claims he was instrumental in her winning the election. Alex responds that he already has an assistant and he would never hire Leo. Leo suggests he could be the guy to tell him what shirt to wear and he’d be available to him any time. Sonny jokes that then he could play his video game in peace so it’s a win-win. Alex tells Leo no and then says he has a date to get ready for, so he exits the room.

Eric cleans up at the Pub and stops to look at the bottles of alcohol. Eric looks around and thinks back to arguing with Nicole. Eric then pours a drink.

John tells Marlena that he’s happy for Eric too even though the situation is complicated. Marlena comments that having babies making complicated situations uncomplicated. Rachel finishes her Christmas list and shows John. John reads that Rachel wants a dreamhouse for Susan’s Marlena doll, a real pony, and at the end that Rachel wrote that she what she wants most for Christmas is for her mom and dad to get married.

Brady starts to call Marlena to tell her about Susan, but “Susan” then reveals that she is actually Kristen as she removes her glasses and wig. Brady questions what the hell is wrong with her.

Chad can’t believe Paulina got charged. Stephanie figured there wasn’t enough evidence. Stephanie can’t imagine what Paulina and Chanel are going through now. Chad calls it unfair. Stephanie says that Paulina was just trying to shield her daughter. Chad asks what she wants to do. Stephanie suggests scrapping their statement and starting all over.

Rachel tells John and Marlena that she’s going to be the flower girl when Brady and Kristen get married. Marlena tells her that weddings are not something that Santa Claus can deliver. Rachel questions why not, if Santa is giving Marlena a grandbaby. John tries to explain that when two people get married, it’s up to them, not Santa Claus. Rachel insists that it’s going to happen because Kristen told her that it’s very possible. Marlena doesn’t want Rachel to get disappointed since not all moms and dads get married. Rachel responds that she knows, but her mom and dad will be.

Brady questions Kristen pretending to be Susan. Kristen says she just wanted to see if she could still pull it off. Kristen adds that she was practicing before visiting EJ. Brady questions her planning to visit EJ as his recently deceased mother. Kristen explains that she and EJ are still on the outs since she sided with Gabi over him, so since she can’t console him as his sister, perhaps she could do so as his mother. Brady asks if she’s completely lost her mind.

Nicole informs EJ that Jada had an abortion and Eric blames her. EJ questions that happening over one conversation. Nicole explains that Eric believes she talked Jada in to it and she didn’t think that was her intention, but admits maybe deep down it’s what she really wanted so that Eric and Jada wouldn’t have a bond for the rest of their lives. EJ argues that it’s not like Nicole drove Jada to the clinic and forced her to get the procedure, so in the end, the decision was hers’. Nicole says Eric still thinks she shouldn’t have stuck her nose in ti. EJ argues that Eric has to know that Nicole is not one to keep her opinions to herself. Nicole suggests maybe she should have this time. Nicole calls it ironic since she thought things would be better between her and Eric if there was no baby, but now there’s no baby and things are much worse and she doesn’t think there is any coming back from it.

Eric looks at the drink he poured until Alex walks in and jokes that Eric is looking at the drink like he looks at women. Eric says it’s been awhile and adds that he’s not an alcoholic, he just doesn’t drink anymore. Alex offers to take the drink off his hands, so Eric gives it to him. Alex is glad they got a chance to talk and tells him that the Bella Magazine cover was a massive hit, so he already told Brady that he wants to do more. Alex asks how fast they can get Eric and Nicole back in the studio, but Eric says he doesn’t think that’s a good idea. Alex argues that Bella hasn’t gotten buzz like this in years. Alex wants to continue the momentum because the people are itching to see Eric and Nicole together again. Alex goes on and on about it and remarks that people are calling Eric and Nicole the perfect couple, until Eric then yells at him to shut the hell up.

Leo tells Sonny that he can’t believe Alex turned him down. Sonny encourages that he tried. Leo complains that he doesn’t know what he’s going to do now and guesses his only option is a job at Buddy’s Burger Barn. Sonny says a job is a job. Leo repeats it might be his only option and thanks Sonny for trying to cheer him up. Leo goes to leave but Sonny stops him and says he’s pretty much recovered now so he’s going back to being CEO at Titan and when he does, he will need an assistant. Leo asks what he’s saying. Sonny then asks how Leo feels about working for him at Titan.

Alex asks what Eric’s problem is. Eric tells Alex to get it in his head that he’s a photographer, not a model, so there will be no more covers of he and Nicole. Alex reminds him that he’s not the one who makes decisions. Alex argues that he can go over his head with this since Nicole and Brady are the ones in charge. Eric argues that Nicole would be just as opposed to this as he is and if not, he will quit if he’s forced to. Alex questions what is going on and if something happened between them or if they hooked up.

EJ tells Nicole that emotions are running high and he’s sure when Eric calms down, he will see that Jada’s decision was not Nicole’s fault. Nicole argues that this is no longer just about the baby, but lots of ugly things that were said that neither of them can come back from. Nicole says sometimes you cross a line and there is no going back. EJ says he can relate to that as he crossed a line and now his mom is dead.

Brady tells Kristen that she cannot go over to EJ’s dressed as his deceased mother. Brady says that EJ will see right through it and it would be really cruel. Kristen calls it an act of mercy since Tony said EJ blames himself for Susan’s death, so she could appear as a vision of Susan to ease his mind and assure him that her death wasn’t his fault. Brady didn’t know that was her plan. Brady can’t believe he’s saying this but admits it might be helpful to EJ. Brady calls it surprisingly compassionate of Kristen since EJ just fired her. Kristen points out that EJ is her brother. Brady brings up Kristen using three human lives as bargaining chips and forcing him to break up with Chloe which is only the tip of the iceberg of her criminal activity, so it’s still very surprising to him that she could be that selfless. Kristen admits that she hasn’t behaved honorably lately but she’s not completely evil and calls this a chance to balance the scales a little.

John tells Rachel that no matter what happens with Brady and Kristen, they love her very much. Rachel then puts her headphones on to watch her tablet. John then comments to Marlena about Kristen getting Rachel’s hopes up about something that’s never going to happen. Marlena asks if he’s sure about that. John questions what she’s talking about and argues that she can’t really think that’s on the table. Marlena says they both know how Kristen manipulates people and events, pointing out that she got Brady to break up with Chloe and invite her to live with them, so she questions if Kristen will manipulate Brady into marriage. John responds that if that’s the case, they have to figure out a way to stop her. Marlena agrees and asks how to do that.

Leo can’t believe Sonny would hire him back. Sonny assures he hasn’t forgotten that Leo falsely accused him of sexual harassment but he has forgiven. Leo praises Sonny and says he’s very touched and grateful for his offer. Sonny says he couldn’t care less what people think. Leo asks what about Will and Victor, pointing out that Victor would kill him. Sonny admits Victor would fire him and then they’d both be out of a job. Leo thanks him for the offer and says it means more than he knows that he would consider helping him. Sonny responds that maybe he can help. Sonny tells Leo to open his laptop back up and they will go through the wanted ads.

Chad and Stephanie resume working. Chad asks about Stephanie’s dinner with Alex. Stephanie says she still has some time. Chad guesses things must be going well for them. Stephanie confirms they are and adds that Alex even surprised her with a romantic Thanksgiving dinner that was very sweet. Chad guesses Alex isn’t that bad after all. Stephanie admits that Alex actually turned out to be a really great guy. Chad says he’s happy for her.

Alex guesses that something happened between Eric and Nicole. Eric says it’s none of his business. Alex argues that they are his shining stars. Eric says not anymore and repeats that there’s not going to be any more magazine covers. Eric warns Alex to let it go. Alex reluctantly agrees to do so, but remarks that for a former priest, Eric has some rage issues. Alex decides to go wait on his date on the other side of the Pub. Eric angrily goes back to work and pours another glass of alcohol.

EJ tells Nicole that he was so certain that he could get his mother back without having to pay the ransom, thinking it wouldn’t be hard to outsmart Ava. Nicole says the problem with playing games with Ava is that she’s out of her mind, so it’s impossible to anticipate her next move. EJ guesses Nicole will tell him this isn’t his fault like everyone else. Nicole says no and jokes that maybe it is his fault, just like it’s her fault that Jada got rid of Eric’s baby. EJ says it makes sense since they both have a history of being their own worst enemy with a tendency to self-destruct. Nicole guesses they still haven’t learned their lesson. EJ wonders how the hell they got so screwed up. Nicole calls that the million dollar question.

Brady stops Kristen and tells her that she can’t go see EJ as Susan. Kristen thought he understood. Brady says it seems like her heart is in the right place but warns that EJ will probably figure out it’s her, it will scar him forever, and then EJ will hate her forever so he thinks it’s a terrible idea. Kristen argues that she’d be easing EJ’s suffering and doing something kind. Kristen brings up how she treated Susan for all these years and now that she’s gone, she’ll never get to apologize and thank her for all she did for her. Kristen admits she’s really going to miss her. Brady says it’s okay. Kristen then hugs Brady right as John and Marlena come home with Rachel. John questions what’s going on here.

Chad and Stephanie continue working on putting out a statement. Stephanie says it’s getting there, but still needs work. Chad reminds her about her date with Alex. Stephanie then pulls out her phone and calls Alex, who asks if she’s on her way. Stephanie says she’s really sorry but a work crisis came up so she is stuck at the office. They agree to a rain check. Stephanie thanks him for understanding and says she’ll text him later. Alex wishes her luck as they hang up.

Eric sits on the stairs at the Pub, looking back at the alcohol. Eric then goes back, takes the glass, and drinks it. Eric then declares that he needs to get the hell out of here, so he exits the Pub.

EJ asks Nicole if they should get another round of drinks to wallow in their misery a little bit longer. Nicole says she would love to but she should get going because she needs a place to stay tonight which EJ questions. Nicole explains that she told Rafe that she was moving on with another man so it would have been awkward to stay under the same roof. Nicole admits she’s been staying in her office. EJ asks about Holly. Nicole tells him that she’s staying with Maggie until she finds a suitable place for them which she thought would be with Eric, but he knows how that turned out. EJ asks why she can’t stay with Maggie too. Nicole thinks not with Victor and jokes that someone would either be electrocuted or pushed out a window. Nicole suggests she will probably just check in to the Salem Inn. EJ then invites Nicole to come home with him.

Brady explains to Marlena and John that he and Kristen were just reminiscing about Susan. Rachel asks John to tell her a bedtime story and says she’ll see Kristen when she tucks her in. John and Brady then take Rachel to her bedroom. Kristen tells Marlena that she knows her look and guesses she’s going to bore her with one of her tedious lectures. Marlena says no lecture, but she does think it’s time they have a talk.

Sonny and Leo look through wanted ads. Sonny suggests a Christmas elf but Leo says he hates kids. Sonny asks about Chloe’s old job at Basic Black but Leo says they turned him down once, so he’s not crawling back to them. Sonny points out a book illustrator. Leo feels it’s out of left field. Sonny argues that it’s perfect since Leo loves art and is really good at it. Sonny remembers paintings that Leo showed him before and calls him really talented. Leo decides to put that down as a maybe then.

Stephanie and Chad continue working on a statement. Chad suggests they sleep on it but Stephanie says there’s no time as everyone will know about it by morning, so if they don’t get something out now then they will be behind the curve. Stephanie thinks they need to start over. Chad looks at his watch and says okay. Stephanie tells Chad that she can do this herself and suggests Chad go home and put the kids to bed as she’s got this. Chad says no and decides that Jack can handle the kids as this is too important. Stephanie says she really won’t mind but Chad insists that they’ll get it done in half the time if he stays. Chad says he’s not abandoning ship. Chad points out that Stephanie gave up her date with Alex, so they are in this together. Stephanie thanks Chad and calls him a Godsend as they hug. Alex then walks in with food, only to find Stephanie hugging Chad.

Brady sends Rachel to brush her teeth and says he’ll check for monsters under her bed. John confronts Brady in the hall and says he thinks he’s looking for monsters in the wrong place. John questions what the hell is going on between Brady and Kristen. Brady insists that there’s nothing going on as he was just consoling Kristen about Susan. Brady says he was just trying to be peaceful for Rachel’s sake. Brady promises that there’s no way in hell he’s going to fall for Kristen again as he walks away.

Marlena asks Kristen about her filling Rachel’s head with ideas about her and Brady getting married. Kristen asks what’s wrong with that. Marlena calls it manipulative and setting Rachel up for disappointment. Kristen remarks that she won’t be disappointed if she and Brady actually do get married. Marlena knows Kristen is used to her schemes blowing up in her own face but now she’s involving someone else who could get hurt, so she asks her to please stop. Kristen responds that she’ll take that under advisement. John then calls for Marlena to join him in reading Rachel a bedtime story. Kristen guesses they will have to finish this chat some other time as Marlena exits. Kristen remarks to herself that Marlena was wrong as sometimes her schemes actually do work, like tonight as she wasn’t actually going to visit EJ while dressed as Susan, she just needed to get Brady to see her in a different light and it worked like a charm.

Nicole says absolutely not to going home with EJ and insists that she’s not drunk. EJ says he wasn’t suggesting they do anything, he was just offering her one of their many guest bedrooms. Nicole asks if he’s sure. EJ asks what better use of the guest rooms and assures it’d be no trouble at all. EJ admits he could use the company. Nicole then accepts his offer and starts to get up but stumbles. EJ guesses she is more drunk than she thought. EJ gets up to help Nicole walk right as Eric arrives and sees them together.

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GH Short Recaps Friday, December 2, 2022

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Dante tells Sonny that he covered for him when he had Dex beaten but he took an oath and he won’t cover for him if he finds out he committed another crime.

Sonny tells Dante that if has to arrest him some day he will not love him any less because he is doing his job.

Sam helps Sasha decorate Rice Plaza and tells her about baby Lila who was still born to let her know that she understands what it is like to lose a child.

Michael advises Drew not to waste time with Carly because nobody knows how much time they have with the people they love.

Carly is able to bring Willow back to consciousness by putting a cold towel on her face. Willow refuses to go to the doctor and Carly and Nina go talk outside. Carly advises Nina to stay away from Willow for the sake of her baby. Nina later talks to Sasha and tells her she is going to follow Carly’s advice and stay away from Willow. Carly tells Michael that Willow fainted and Michael sends a text message to Terry. Michael thinks Willow should tell people she has leukemia in order to increase her chances to find a bone marrow donor.

Drew and Carly are about to make love at her house when he gets a message that they have a lead on the identity of Willow’s parents.

Josslyn refuses to let Dex push her away to protect her because she can make her own decisions. Dex kisses Josslynn and then Sonny knocks on Dex’s door and tells him they need to talk

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Tucker spends time with Devon and is also thrilled to spend time with his grandson Dominic.

Ashley and Nikki tell Phyllis that Jeremy Stark coming to find Diane could pose a danger to all their families. Phyllis thinks that the only way to get Diane out of town is for Jeremy Stark to confront Diane with her past. Nikki decides to ask Victor to increase security for their families.

Victor talks to Nick and tells him he had Sally investigated and found out she faked an illness in order to hold on to a man who didn’t love her. Victor thinks Sally is trying to drive a wedge between Nick and Adam to further her own ambition. Victor thinks Nick will regret it if he chooses Sally over his family.

Sally and Adam have a talk and he apologizes once again for hurting her. Sally tells Adam that she has been unable to concentrate on anything since he proposed to her. Adam tells Sally he wants to marry her and she tells him she still loves him. Sally and Adam kiss as Sally finally stops fighting her feelings for Adam.

Diane waits for Jack to arrive home since he texted her earlier to meet him at his house for dinner. Diane hears a knock at the door and is surprised when Jeremy Stark says “Hello Diane.”

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Josslyn tells Carly she wants to change her major from Communications to Pre Med because she never wants to feel helpless when someone is injured. Josslyn also tells Carly she doesn’t have romantic feelings for Cameron anymore because she has changed. Carly advises Josslyn n to have a talk with Cameron and tell him how she feels even though he will be hurt.

Dex tells Michael how Carly and Josslyn helped him. Michael tells him he would rather blow up his entire plan then have Josslyn involved in it. Michael tells Dex he must keep Josslynn at arm’s length.

Valentin tells Sonny that Pikeman Security Group wants to discretely move weapons through Port Charles and if he refuses the deal Lineman will consider him a liability which they will remove.

Chase and Sasha decorate Rice Plaza for Christmas while Sasha persuades Chase to forgive Sasha for not sending the letter to the Civilian Review Board. Brook Lynn finally gives the letter to Dante, but it is too late because the board had the meeting this morning. Brook Lynn refuses to give up and makes a call to someone and asks that person for help.

Nina and Willow have an argument when Willow refuses to go help Sasha decorate Rice Plaza. Nina is unaware that Willow had another chemotherapy treatment and isn’t feeling well. Nina calls Willow selfish for not helping Sasha who has had a difficult year. Nina says Willow is lucky to be with the man she loves and a growing family. Willow has had enough and shouts at Nina to shut up. Willow yells that Nina only showed up using Sasha as an excuse because she is always trying to find a way to get close to Wiley. Carly overheard the last part of the argument because the front door is slightly open. Carly pushes the door all way open just before Willow passes out and falls to the floor.

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Connor tells Chelsea that he got into a fight at school because a boy at school overheard him talking to Johnny about her. Connor explains to Chelsea that the boy started calling her crazy, so he punched him to make him stop saying that she is crazy. Chelsea tells Connor that violence doesn’t solve anything and that he doesn’t need to defend her because she isn’t ashamed of her illness. Chelsea and Connor later tell Adam what happened at school and they try to find a way to handle the situation together.

Daniel thinks Billy hasn’t changed a bit and he is surprised Billy and Lily are in a serious relationship. Daniel explains to Billy that he thought, after Lily’s relationship with Cane, she would want to be with a man who was steadier.

Diane tells Kyle that Tucker wanted her to give him Jabot’s financial information, but she never did it…she was just trying to find out if he was planning to take over Jabot. Diane also tells Kyle she made a deal and turned Jeremy Stark into the police in exchange for immunity. Diane tells Jack and Kyle that Jeremy Stark is a very dangerous man who could hurt their family if he finds out she turned him into the police. Jack and Kyle promise they will protect Diane from Jeremy Stark. Kyle later tells Summer everything Diane told him, and tells her that Ashley, Nikki and Phyllis must be stopped before the Abbots and the Newmans are put in danger. Ashley and Nikki have a very long talk about whether they should contact Jeremy Stark, but they can’t decide what to do. Phyllis arrives at the Abbot house later and tells Ashley and Nikki that she spoke to Jeremy Stark anonymously and told him where Diane was and that she turned him into the police.

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Allie sits with Chanel in the interrogation room. Allie tells her that she misses her so much. Chanel points out that at least they got to have Thanksgiving together. Allie says it wasn’t enough as she started missing her as soon as it was over. Allie asks if she’s okay or if she picked a bad time to come. Chanel says there is never a bad time to see her. Allie asks what it is. Chanel responds that it’s just that when she went back to her cell on Thanksgiving, she felt like she’s never getting out.

Paulina is in her office, on the phone saying that all interview requests go to her assistant even if she doesn’t have one anymore. Paulina hangs up as Abe arrives. She says it’s good to see a friendly face. Abe mentions the press are hounding. Paulina complains that she tried to talk policy but all they want to ask about is Chanel. Abe says he’s so sorry. Paulina says that Chanel is all she thinks about but she has had an epiphany about the one way to help Chanel out of this situation. Abe asks if he can help as he’ll do whatever she needs. Paulina is glad because Abe is the only one who can do it which he questions. Paulina declares that it’s simple; she wants Abe to fire Melinda Trask.

Belle confronts Melinda outside of the Brady Pub and complains that she is holding her client without an arraignment or bail hearing and calls it outrageous and unethical. Belle declares that Melinda is not going to get away with it anymore.

Kate goes to Jada’s room. Kate says she knows it’s early to be talking about morning sickness but she wants her to be prepared. Kate brings her some tea that worked for her in all of her pregnancies. Jada calls that very kind of her but responds that she’s not planning on having any morning sickness. Kate insists, so Jada explains that she’s not going to have morning sickness because she’s not going to have a baby. Jada then reveals that she ended her pregnancy.

Eric questions what Nicole said to Jada. Eric demands the truth as he questions if Nicole encouraged Jada to have an abortion. Nicole can’t believe he’s asking that. Eric orders her to answer the question as he asks if Nicole pushed Jada to terminate the pregnancy. Nicole asks if that’s what that bitch told him. Eric tells her to stop trying to make Jada the bad guy. Eric says Jada isn’t accusing her and he’s asking her a question. Nicole argues that Jada is lying about whatever they talked about. Eric says that Nicole questioned why Jada would want to have a baby that would tie her to him forever. Nicole calls that an honest question. Nicole then asks if Jada is suggesting she told her to get an abortion and that Eric believed it. Nicole declares she’s going to settle this and clear things up. Eric stops her and says there’s no point. Nicole argues that she’s not going to let Jada go around telling lies about her. Eric then informs Nicole that it’s too late because Jada had an abortion and the baby is gone.

Kate questions Jada ending her pregnancy. Jada explains that she and Eric were planning to have the baby but she changed her mind. Kate understands if that’s what she wanted to do and says there’s no judgment, she’s just surprised since Jada seemed set at Thanksgiving. Kate asks what happened. Jada responds that the more she thought about it, she was going to be alone and raising the child as a single mother half the time with a full time job and it would be too difficult for her. Jada adds it also meant being tied to Eric.

Abe asks if Paulina is joking about expecting him to fire Melinda Trask so she can’t prosecute Chanel. Paulina says she is dead serious and argues that Sloan is harnessing Melinda’s hatred for her and using it against Chanel. Paulina argues that she can’t do anything about Sloan but a pink slip from Abe would end the threat from Melinda for good. Paulina asks if Abe can make that happen. Abe responds that he’s sorry, but he can’t fire Melinda.

Melinda calls Belle a bit over the top and suggests she tone it down in the court room. Belle argues that Melinda has been holding Chanel in limbo. Melinda says she’s awaiting trial and the court room is a little backed up right now. Belle argues that Chanel has a right to a fair and speedy trial and this alleged crime didn’t even happen in this country. Melinda says she has been working closely with their government and complains about Chanel keeping this cover up going. Belle accuses Melinda of just using this to feast on the publicity of prosecuting the Governor’s daughter. Melinda argues that a woman is dead and the Governor elect might be involved. Melinda asks if Belle just tracked her down to whine about it and then says she’s late for lunch. Belle then stands in her way.

Allie wants to do more for Chanel and assures her that she won’t be there forever. Chanel argues that she doesn’t know that. Allie assures that they will do everything they can to get her out of this. Shawn enters and announces that Chanel has another visitor. Sloan arrives and Allie questions what she is doing here. Allie questions her being allowed in here. Shawn says it’s up to Chanel. Allie suggests Chanel tell her to go because she doesn’t owe her anything but Chanel agrees to hear what Sloan has to say, so Shawn exits. Sloan remarks that Chanel slept with her father and murdered her mother but they’ve never been formally introduced. Sloan then introduces herself to Chanel as her worst nightmare. Allie argues that Chanel didn’t murder anybody and what happened was an accident. Sloan disagrees. Allie says she knows the full story and that Sloan’s mother fell so she can just leave her alone. Sloan argues that she and Chanel know the real truth about what happened. Chanel asks why she is here. Sloan responds that she needed to see if Chanel would lie to her face about what happened that night. Chanel responds that she’s sorry for her loss and she would give anything to take back what happened, but it’s way more complicated than she thinks. Sloan mentions reading the initial police report that Chanel told authorities that night that it was her fault, but then claimed it was an accident. Chanel argues that her words were misinterpreted. Sloan brings up Paulina sure working hard to cover it up. Sloan says her mother would have fought for her like that too until Chanel took her away.

Paulina argues that Abe does the hiring and firing of the district attorney. Abe admits that technically he can, but questions who he would replace Melinda with. Paulina suggests Belle. Abe questions wanting to rig Chanel’s case by hiring her own lawyer to prosecute her. Paulina admits that sounds bad and suggests finding someone else. Paulina just wants him to get rid of Melinda before she can do any more to hurt Chanel.

Melinda asks Belle to move out of her way. Belle tells her that her lunch is going to have to wait. Melinda doesn’t know what she expects as she has said everything she has to say. Belle asks if this is really the hill she wants to die on by punishing a young woman for an accident that happened years ago in another country. Melinda says the British government has asked them to make sure Chanel doesn’t leave the country. Belle accuses Melinda of purposely postponing the court date. Melinda remarks that it looks like Belle figured out but there’s not much she can do about it. Belle then presents Melinda with a folder.

Kate asks if Jada is alright. Jada claims she’s fine. Kate says it’s okay not to be. Jada responds that she won’t cry over Eric or her decision as she’s convinced it’s what she needed to do. Kate asks if Eric tried to stop her from terminating the pregnancy. Jada admits she didn’t give him the chance and just told him after it already happened. Kate asks how Eric reacted.

Nicole questions if Eric thinks Jada’s abortion is her fault. Eric accuses Nicole of confronting Jada. Nicole claims she just talked to her and that’s all and she didn’t talk to her about doing this. Nicole adds that Jada didn’t even mention considering it. Eric suggests that Jada wasn’t considering it until after their conversation. Nicole argues that abortion wasn’t part of the conversation and they didn’t even discuss it as a possibility. Nicole asks if he tried talking her out of it. Eric reveals that she had already done it by the time she told him, so she never consulted him and Nicole was the last person she talked to before making the decision. Nicole swears that she did not put that in her head. Eric angrily questions why she even spoke to her when this pregnancy was none of her damn business.

Belle’s folder to Melinda reveals Melinda is being ordered to appear in court to justify her reasons for holding Chanel indefinitely. Belle adds that will be in front of an impartial judge because Chanel has constitutional rights, so Melinda has to explain why she took them all away. Melinda remarks that Belle thinks she’s so smart. Belle argues that she’s doing what is right for her client and declares that Chanel will make bail today. Belle then sarcastically offers Melinda a ride to the courthouse.

Chanel tells Sloan that she would give anything for her mother to be alive because she didn’t deserve what happened to her. Sloan asks which part since her assault on her didn’t start on the roof, but the first day that Chanel hooked up with her father. Sloan asks if Chanel even cared that he was married. Chanel says she did, but he didn’t seem to, so she tried to put it out of her head. Chanel states that she was really young and it just happened. Sloan argues that Chanel made it happen. Allie disagrees, pointing out that Sloan’s father was the adult in the situation. Sloan warns Allie to stay out of this. Chanel insists that he pursued her. Sloan mocks her being innocent and argues that Chanel wasn’t a child. Chanel says she was in college and she’s not proud of the affair, but he was the married one. Sloan questions why she kept doing it if she knew it was wrong. Chanel admits she doesn’t know. Sloan continues to question her and tells her not to play innocent like she didn’t want it. Allie yells at Sloan to stop it and leave her alone.

Nicole questions if Eric is really asking how this is any of her business. Nicole argues that they are together and this isn’t some minor issue. Nicole brings up how she felt when she showed up on Thanksgiving and heard Eric announce that he and Jada were going to raise the baby together while he told her after, so she was the last to know. Eric argues that he didn’t know she already knew and accuses her of spying on them on Thanksgiving. Nicole argues that she came to see him and didn’t expect to see them celebrating that Jada was having his baby. Nicole complains they didn’t look like a couple that had broken up, but like a couple getting back together, so she wanted to find out what was going on. Eric questions her not coming to him with that. Nicole asks if he really wants to do this. Nicole brings up Eric happening to run in to her in the town square that night and that’s when he told her that Jada was keeping the baby. Nicole questions when Eric would have told her if she hadn’t been there.

Jada tells Kate that Eric was surprised as he wanted to be part of the decision. Kate questions why he wasn’t. Jada admits she was afraid that Eric was going to talk her out of it and it’s a lot cleaner this way. Kate is very sorry that she had to go through it alone. Jada responds that she’s used to being on her own. Kate asks if she talked to anyone else before making the choice. Jada reveals that she did talk to one person, but it’s the last person she would consider a friend.

Eric tells Nicole that the decision to have the baby was between Jada and him. Nicole complains that they included everyone at the Thanksgiving table, just not her. Eric argues that it just happened. Nicole admits that she thought she was losing him, so she wanted to find out what Jada’s intentions were and asked if she was ready for the baby to be tied to her and Eric forever, even though he was with her. Eric asks if that’s all she said or asked of her. Nicole admits she talked to Jada about what it’s like to be a single parent and she didn’t sugarcoat it. Nicole claims she didn’t do it to scare her off. Eric says that Jada said Nicole gave her a friendly reminder that she isn’t going anywhere. Nicole asks if that’s not true and says she was just being honest. Eric argues that Nicole isn’t being honest now by saying that she said all this in innocence to a woman who was conflicted about having the baby. Nicole argues that she didn’t know Jada was conflicted and that she’s not pretending anything. Eric says that Nicole obviously knew her words could sway Jada’s decision in getting rid of the child. Eric guesses that Nicole got exactly what she wanted.

Kate hopes Nicole didn’t pressure Jada in to getting an abortion. Jada says she didn’t, but Nicole did paint a pretty harsh picture of what being a single mother would be like. Kate guesses that helped make her decision. Jada says it helped her to re-evaluate the pros and cons. Jada mentions having friends that say having a child is the best thing to ever happen to them and one day she would love to be a mother, just not like this and not now.

Nicole questions Eric actually thinking that she went to talk to Jada to scare her in to having an abortion. Eric asks what else he’s supposed to think when she was the last one to talk to her before she made the decision. Eric shouts that actions have consequences but Nicole never learns. Nicole asks what that means. Eric argues that over and over, Nicole acts compulsively without thinking. Nicole asks if he’s talking about her jumping in to bed with Xander. Eric questions her even bringing him up. Nicole thinks Eric assumes she pushed Jada to her choice because deep down, he still doesn’t trust her. Nicole complains that she’ll never be good enough for him. Eric tells her to stop with the self pity. Nicole argues that she’s feeling guilty. Nicole then admits that she was feeling threatened by Jada and was hoping that she wouldn’t keep the baby. Nicole declares that she said it and asks if Eric is satisfied now.

Abe tells Paulina that he would do anything for her and Chanel. Paulina tells him to fire Melinda then. Abe responds that he would do it if he thought it would make things better for Chanel. Paulina argues that Melinda would send Chanel to prison for life if they let her and she can’t let that happen. Abe promises they won’t, but if he fired Melinda, the press would be all over it and her and the city council would impeach him. Abe adds that politicians have been sent to prison for less. Abe worries that trying to help Chanel in this way would put them in a cell right next to her.

Sloan remarks that maybe if Chanel figured out she liked girls sooner, her mother would still be alive. Chanel asks what she wants her to say since she’s already admitted that she shouldn’t have had the affair, but that doesn’t change the fact that Sloan’s father had all the power in their relationship. Chanel adds that all of Sloan’s anger and bitterness isn’t going to change that. Sloan brings up finding out that her mother’s suicide was a murder. Chanel is sorry that she had to find out how she did. Sloan asks if she ever thought about her and her brother when she moved on her with her life. Allie tells Sloan to leave her alone but Sloan demands an answer as she asks if Chanel ever thought what it felt like for them to watch their father drink himself to death because he was holding onto this secret that he didn’t reveal to them until he was on his deathbed. Chanel repeats that she’s sorry. Sloan says she heard her the first time and remarks that Chanel sure had enough power to destroy her life.

Paulina agrees with Abe that they can’t fire Melinda but says they can’t just let them roll over Chanel. Abe tells her to trust and believe that he will fight for Chanel every step of the way and he will not stop fighting for her daughter. Abe adds that Belle won’t either and she’s the smartest lawyer he knows. Abe declares that if anyone can outfox Melinda, it’s Belle.

Belle goes to the police station and tells Shawn that she needs to speak to Chanel, so she asks him to bring her up. Shawn reveals that Chanel is already in the interrogation room, so Belle asks if she has visitors. Shawn confirms that Allie came to see her and then Sloan showed up. Belle questions Sloan being in there and Shawn leaving them alone. Shawn says that Chanel agreed to talk to her so his hands were tied. Shawn asks if there’s something going on. Belle says you could say that.

Allie decides that Sloan has said what she needed to say, so now it’s her turn. Sloan tells her that she doesn’t have a say but Allie disagrees. Allie says she can see Sloan’s pain and that it hurts, but Chanel has a life and a future. Allie says that Chanel has made mistakes but she’s worked to become a better person. Allie asks if this is even about Sloan’s mother anymore. Allie points out that when Sloan first got to town, she didn’t confront Chanel or ask for an apology, she wanted the money. Sloan argues that Allie doesn’t know her and says she is owed revenge. Shawn opens the door, so Allie hopes that means Sloan’s time is up because all she did was harass Chanel and try to make her feel more punished than she already is. Belle then enters the room and announces Chanel is going home as she made bail which thrills Chanel and Allie while angering Sloan.

Nicole tells Eric that she is being honest and she’s sorry that she went to Jada without him knowing, but she’s not sorry for wishing they could avoid a huge complication in getting back together. Eric brings up Nicole seeing him at Thanksgiving dinner and that he was happy. Eric states that part of that was because of getting back with her but part of that was because he was going to be a father. Eric says Nicole knows how much that means to him and he hoped it would mean something to her as well. Nicole says they were both so surprised by learning that Jada was pregnant and they had just decided to get back together. Eric talks about how they can’t always plan what’s going to happen in life, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t want it. Nicole then brings up that she couldn’t give Eric the baby he always wanted.

Jada tells Kate that someday she will have a child, but it’s too bad Eric won’t be the father because he would’ve been great. Jada admits that even though she’s mad at him, Eric is still a hell of a guy. Kate agrees and says she’s sorry she got hurt. Kate asks what’s next. Jada says she will focus on her job and figure out what she wants in life, then work on making that happen. Kate feels Jada will do just fine. Jada responds that she’s used to taking care of herself. Kate can relate but says it’s nice to have someone in your life too. Jada remarks that it was nice while it lasted.

Nicole asks Eric if he wasn’t going to say how grateful he was that Jada could give him a child of his own when she’s not able to. Eric questions her thinking he would say something so hurtful. Nicole argues that a few minutes ago, he was willing to think that she talked Jada in to ending her pregnancy and didn’t care about that hurting her. Nicole knows how much Eric wants to be a father, but he chose someone who can’t make that happen. Eric tells her that he was satisfied helping her raise Holly. Nicole argues that once he found out Jada’s news, he got so swept up that he forgot she even existed. Eric disagrees and insists that Nicole is part of this dream. Nicole questions that since he didn’t call her over to include her in the plan or even mention her in the big announcement. Nicole complains that he didn’t mention her at all, so she questions how the hell she could be part of his dream.

Allie and Chanel come out of the interrogation room where Abe and Paulina are waiting at the station. Chanel hugs Paulina, exclaiming that she made bail. Sloan watches on in disgust. Paulina says they heard as Belle called and told them to come right over. Abe tells Belle that he told her she could do it. Belle calls it a bit of a Hail Mary, but it worked. Allie says she’s so happy for Chanel while Paulina thanks Belle. Chanel asks how Belle did it. Belle explains that she had to force Melinda to appear in front of a judge and prove there was no case to hold her without bail. Abe praises Belle. Belle says they still have a long way to go. Paulina asks what to do now. Shawn responds that as soon as she pays the bail, Chanel is free to go. Paulina declares that Chanel needs to come home but Melinda arrives and says not so fast. Paulina tells Melinda to stay away from Chanel as they have had enough of her games. Abe declares that the judge has ruled. Melinda says she has but this isn’t about Chanel. Melinda then hands Shawn a piece of paper and tells him to do his duty which they all question. Melinda explains that Chanel has been granted bail but her murder charge is not the only crime stemming from this incident. Melinda brings up the cover up that followed, masterminded by Paulina. Shawn declares that he’s sorry to do this, but he arrests Paulina for criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Shawn reads Paulina her rights as he handcuffs her, leaving Abe, Allie, and Chanel in shock while Sloan watches with a smile.

Kate knows Jada prides herself on being independent and not needing anyone, but she hopes they can remain friends because she really likes her. Jada says she feels the same about her. Kate feels it’s important and jokes that with her history, she could use a friend in the police department. Jada mentions hearing some stories about her. Kate says they are true but she shouldn’t believe them. Kate asks if there’s anything else she can get her. Jada thinks she just needs some rest. Kate tells her to call her. Jada says she just feels really tired right now. Kate thinks it’s all catching up with her. Jada says even though she knows she did what was right for her, it still doesn’t make it any easier. Jada then breaks down crying as Kate hugs her.

Eric apologizes to Nicole as he never meant to make her feel like she didn’t matter. Nicole says he can’t help it. Nicole feels that Jada ended her pregnancy without telling him, but he can’t be mad at Jada so he had to take it out on her because she’s an easy target. Nicole says after Xander and all the other mistakes she’s made, this is just one more way to disappoint him. Eric stops her and says this isn’t about them not being able to have a baby together. Eric says it’s about what she did by going to Jada which broke a trust that can’t be undone. Eric declares that they can’t go back because Jada’s baby is gone now and he has to find a way to live with that. Nicole asks if he means live without being a father or live with her role in it. Eric guesses it’s both. Nicole cries that he can’t just say something like that and walk away. Nicole asks what now and where they go from here. Eric responds that he doesn’t know and then exits the office. Nicole sits down and begins to cry.

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EJ claims to have no idea what Johnny is talking about in regards to what he did to Stefan. Johnny tells him that they found Dr. Rolf in Jakarta. EJ questions what Rolf is doing there. Johnny argues that he knows exactly what he’s doing there since he’s in a secret DiMera funded lab and he told them all about what EJ and Li had him do.

Wendy tells Li that there is no sense in lying because Dr. Rolf told them about how Li had him brainwash Stefan. Li calls that ridiculous and impossible, asking why he would do something like that. Wendy explains that Dr. Rolf had Stefan forget all about his feelings for Gabi so that Gabi could love Li instead.

Stefan and Chloe eat together in the town square. Stefan comments that he can’t get over how beautiful she is and how lucky he is that she’s in his life. Chloe thanks him and says that’s really sweet, noting that she’s really lucky too that he’s in her life. Gabi then interrupts and says she needs to know if they are planning on coming to her wedding.

Brady knows Nicole is feeling insecure about Eric. Nicole asks if that’s so strange since he’s going to have a baby with another woman. Brady knows it’s not the easiest situation but they belong together. Nicole knows Eric has always wanted a child of his own and now someone else is going to make his dream come true.

Eric questions Jada saying there is no baby. Jada reveals that she is not pregnant anymore.

Li calls Dr. Rolf a liar and a sociopath as he questions Wendy trusting his word over her own brother. Wendy asks what possible reason Dr. Rolf would have to implicate himself if it wasn’t true. Li suggests that Dr. Rolf resents the prominent role he now plays in the family business. Wendy says that Dr. Rolf admitted that Li is the one who told him to brainwash Stefan and that Johnny recorded it. Li asks where that recording is now. Wendy admits that Dr. Rolf erased it and then tried to do the same to their memories. Wendy asks why he would do that if he was lying. Li questions what that maniac did to her and if he hurt her. Wendy questions his concern and complains that Dr. Rolf had them strapped to a table and prepared to inject them with an experimental drug like they were lab rats. Wendy asks if Li knew he was going to do that.

Johnny tells EJ that Dr. Rolf tried to erase he and Wendy’s brains right after he confessed that EJ and Li had him mess with Stefan’s brain to make him forget his feelings for Gabi. EJ argues that he had nothing to do with that and questions why he would give a damn. Johnny shouts that EJ only cares about control and he knew if he could turn Stefan against Gabi, then he could take the company back.

Stefan confirms to Gabi that they will attend her wedding and reminds her that they already told her. Gabi points out that they didn’t RSVP and that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so she needs a precise head count. Chloe comments that they don’t have the RSVP card on them. Gabi reveals that she has another one and gives it to Chloe.

Brady repeats to Nicole that Eric is committed to being a father but also very much to her. Nicole talks about hearing Eric talk about the baby on Thanksgiving and he was practically glowing about being a father. Brady asks why he wouldn’t be. Brady acknowledges that it’s not an ideal situation and understands that Nicole is having big feelings here. Brady encourages that they have got this and have been through too much. Brady points out that Eric was on the other side of the world for years but they still found their way back to each other, so he assures that they can get through this.

Eric questions if Jada had a miscarriage and says he’s so sorry and wishes she would have called him. Jada then reveals that she did not have a miscarriage and that she made the decision to terminate her pregnancy. Eric is shocked and asks what she is saying. Jada announces that she had an abortion.

Brady tells Nicole to trust in what she and Eric have together, because when she doesn’t do that is when she gets in to trouble. Nicole asks what he’s saying. Brady advises her not to do anything she’s going to regret. Nicole says she hears him but argues that this isn’t just about Jada having Eric’s baby. Nicole comments that Jada was really in to him so she worries about Jada trying to use the baby to rekindle their relationship. Brady says Jada doesn’t seem like that kind of person at all. Brady tells Nicole that sharing a child with someone doesn’t mean you belong with them. Brady points out Eric not being Holly’s biological father. Nicole comments that Daniel isn’t here to complicate things for her and Eric while Jada is.

Eric doesn’t understand since Jada told him that she wanted to have the baby. Jada responds that she changed her mind. Eric questions her not telling him. Jada reminds him that it’s her body, her choice and he said so himself. Eric thought they had a plan and he told her how excited he was to be a father to their child. Eric thought Jada was excited about it too and questions why she wouldn’t at least talk to him about it. Jada says she was afraid Eric would try to talk her out of her decision.

Stefan starts to sign the RSVP but Chloe stops him and says they haven’t had a chance to talk about attending her wedding. Gabi questions if Stefan wants to go and Chloe doesn’t. Gabi says she needs to know. Stefan assures that they will attend the wedding and that he will talk Chloe in to going because he knows they will have a wonderful time. Stefan remarks that he loves a good trainwreck and he can’t wait to watch Li Shin make the biggest mistake of his life.

Li questions Wendy thinking he instructed Dr. Rolf to strap her to a table to wipe her memory. Wendy responds that she doesn’t know what to believe. Li says the thought makes him sick which Wendy questions since this is what Dr. Rolf does since he already made Stefan forget about his love for Gabi. Li claims this is the first he’s hearing of this and promises to deal with Dr. Rolf next time he sees him. Li says he will make some calls. Wendy reminds Li of when they were kids and Li took their father’s bentley for a joy ride. Wendy recalls Li denying it when their father confronted him about it, but she forced him to confess because she wasn’t going to give up until he told her why he took the car and he admitted it was to impress some girl. Wendy remarks that even then, Li was a romantic and he would do anything to get the girl. Wendy says maybe things haven’t changed. Wendy declares that she could always tell when Li was lying to her back then. Li then gives in and admits he was the one who asked Dr. Rolf to brainwash Stefan DiMera.

EJ questions Johnny if Dr. Rolf told him that he ordered him to brainwash Stefan. Johnny admits that Dr. Rolf told him it was Li, but he knows it was both of them. EJ questions how he knows that. Johnny responds that Wendy overheard Li talking to Kristen. EJ mocks that as a reliable source. Johnny argues that he knows EJ is just like Stefano and doesn’t leave anything to chance. Johnny adds that EJ didn’t look surprised when he told him the news about Li. Johnny tells EJ to just drop the act and be real. EJ then admits that he’s known for some time that Dr. Rolf conditioned Stefan to erase his connection to Gabi. EJ says he didn’t make it happen, but he did take full advantage of it and used it to solidify Stefan’s connection to him and the family, so Johnny should be glad that he did. EJ clarifies that he had nothing to do with Dr. Rolf’s brainwashing scheme as that was all Li and Kristen. Johnny questions EJ only learning about it after the fact. EJ says that is true and he’s sure Johnny’s new friend Wendy could cast more light on Li’s motivations than he can. Johnny questions why Kristen would even want to do this. EJ is sure that’s not hard to figure out, asking what Kristen cares about most in the world. Johnny acknowledges that as Brady. EJ explains that Kristen was very interested in using Stefan to get Chloe out of Brady’s life.

Li tells Wendy that Dr. Rolf swore to him that she and Johnny would not be hurt. Wendy questions if Li is admitting that Dr. Rolf was working for him. Li explains that he discovered by accident that Dr. Rolf had saved Stefan’s life and was keeping him in a secret facility. Li admits that he requested Dr. Rolf help him. Wendy says there’s finally some honesty. Li doesn’t understand why this is so important to her. Wendy recalls when she first got to Salem, she overheard Li talking about keeping Gabi and Stefan apart. Wendy adds that when she compared notes with Johnny, it seemed like EJ was also involved. Li questions why it mattered. Wendy admits she thought she could use it as leverage to make Li give her the promotion. Li argues that he already gave her the job and questions her still wanting to hurt him. Wendy says it was just the opposite as she loves him and was worried about him which he questions. Wendy was afraid this crazy scheme could all blow up in his face as she’s seen how hard he’s fallen for Gabi and worries about it not being real. Li insists that it is real, he loves Gabi and she loves him and only him.

Gabi questions if Stefan is planning on coming to her wedding to cause trouble. Stefan assures that he won’t cause the trouble but he will enjoy observing it. Stefan says everybody knows this wedding is about Gabi holding on to power at DiMera. Gabi insists that she’s marrying Li for the right reasons because they love each other. Stefan guesses they will find out on New Year’s Eve. Gabi says they will. Gabi hopes Chloe’s not too uncomfortable as she assumes Chloe was reluctant to accept the invitation because of Brady. Chloe questions what Brady has to do with any of this. Gabi points out that Chloe will be seeing Brady at the wedding, so she hopes she will be okay with that.

Brady tells Nicole that he shares a child with Kristen and there’s no way in Hell they are getting back together. Nicole argues that they kind of already did since he claims to love Chloe, but broke up with her and moved Kristen in. Brady argues that he was just doing what’s right for his kid. Nicole goes over Brady ending his relationship to be with Rachel’s mother and questions why she shouldn’t believe that Eric wouldn’t do the exact same thing.

Eric tells Jada that he would never pressure her to do something she didn’t want to do. Jada questions if he would’ve just listened without judging which Eric says he would have. Jada says that’s easy to say now. Eric knows things ended badly between them and that it was his fault. Jada questions if he’s going to ask if she did this to punish him. Eric just wants to understand. Jada says it wasn’t an easy choice but it was the right one and it had nothing to do with Eric. Eric brings up Thanksgiving and how Jada made her decision very clear, so he questions what changed her mind. Jada claims she thought it was what she wanted, but that was before she had time to process what it would really be like being a single mom and a cop as it would’ve been too much. Eric argues that she wouldn’t have been alone as they would’ve done this together. Jada is sure he believed that and she did too, but then she spoke to Nicole which Eric questions. Jada talks about Nicole knowing how it is to raise a child alone, so she helped her realize the struggle since half the time she would be alone and she couldn’t take the pain of bearing a child, whose father doesn’t love her and being tied to him for the rest of her life. Eric questions when she and Nicole had this conversation about the baby. Jada informs him that Nicole came in the other night and that she saw them together on Thanksgiving. Eric questions what exactly Nicole said. Jada says she said a lot of things and asked questions like why she would want to have a baby that would connect her to Eric forever. Eric questions what else she said. Jada says Nicole talked about being a single mom and painted a very clear picture of what that would look like and then she finished by reminding her that if she had this child, then Nicole would be a part of her life forever. Eric questions Nicole saying all that. Jada admits she didn’t think about how hard it would be as there are so many women with unwanted pregnancies that don’t have a choice, but she did. Eric points out that just the other day, the pregnancy wasn’t unwanted but her conversation with Nicole changed that. Jada doesn’t know if that was Nicole’s intent, but confirms that her visit definitely helped her decide to not have the baby.

Brady assures Nicole that his relationship with Kristen is nothing like Eric’s with Jada, reminding her that Eric ended that relationship to be with her. Nicole points out that she ended her marriage to be with him but that was before finding out about the baby. Brady assures that Eric will figure a way to work around the baby and there’s no reason the baby should come between them.

Chloe asks Gabi why Brady is coming to her wedding. Gabi says Li invited him and she assumes he’s going to bring Kristen. Gabi asks them to send their RSVP as soon as they can and rushes off.

Li tells Wendy that he didn’t set out to do any of this and when he discovered that Dr. Rolf was keeping Stefan’s body on ice, he began monitoring the situation if he could use it to his or the company’s advantage. Wendy asks how. Li explains that everyone thought of him as still just Mr. Shin’s son, so he thought if he could retrieve one of Stefano’s sons, it would help quicken his ascent of the corporate ladder but then he fell in love with Gabi. Li says he tried to stop his attraction because he knew Stefan and Gabi were married, but his feelings reached the point of no return and he realized that bringing back Stefan would cause him to lose Gabi which he was not willing to do.

Johnny questions EJ finding out about what Dr. Rolf was doing and keeping quiet. EJ responds that he didn’t get involved because it was none of his business. Johnny argues that Stefan is his brother and asks what if someone did that to EJ after his accident and erased his feelings for Sami. EJ jokes that he would sincerely thank that person for doing him a favor. Johnny doesn’t believe that. EJ tells him to believe what he wants. EJ says he’s eternally grateful that he and Sami produced Johnny and Sydney, but other than that, loving Sami has caused him nothing but humiliation and heartbreak. Johnny questions EJ thinking he was just doing Stefan a favor and that taking the company back was just a bonus. EJ mocks Johnny looking down on him as if he cares about Stefan’s feelings or the ethics of what Dr. Rolf did to him. Johnny asks what he’s saying. EJ responds that this isn’t about Johnny defending someone’s right to love who they want or about love at all. EJ declares that this is about resentment, revenge, and payback because Johnny swore to make him pay for the way he hurt Ava Vitali and now he has his chance.

Jada notes that obviously Nicole didn’t tell Eric that she came here. Eric doesn’t want to talk about Nicole and says he wants to be here for Jada. Eric asks how she’s feeling and if he can get her anything. Jada says she just needs to rest. Eric says to just let him know if she needs anything and offers to take her to the doctor for a follow up. Jada says it’s fine and that Eric handled this as well as she could imagine. Jada is sure if she made a different decision, she knows he would’ve done the right thing and been a good father, but he’s off the hook now. Jada declares that they are broken up and she’s not having his child, so there’s no reason for them to be in each others’ lives. Jada calls that her polite way of telling him to leave her alone, warning that next time she can’t promise to be so nice. Eric then gets up and exits the Pub.

Nicole doesn’t see how Jada having the baby won’t come between her and Eric. Brady insists that it doesn’t have to. Brady points out that Nicole brought Eric in to Holly’s life and Holly adores him. Nicole says that’s because Holly doesn’t have a father while this baby will have a mother. Brady praises Nicole as a stepmom. Brady urges her to go in to this positively for everyone’s sake and not to do anything to screw this up.

Chloe comments that Stefan seems a bit determined to go to Gabi’s wedding. Stefan guesses she is hating the wedding and asks if she’s worried about being around Brady. Chloe admits that she doesn’t love the idea of being around Brady on New Year’s Eve, especially if he’s with Kristen. Chloe mentions taking the promotion to put some distance between her and Brady. Stefan understands and says if going to the wedding will make her uncomfortable, they can forget about it. Chloe calls him the best. Stefan apologizes for putting any pressure on her and says that’s just not worth it. Stefan remembers a place she did want to go with him and that’s Miami. Chloe asks if he still wants to go away together. Stefan suggests they forget about that sham of a wedding and ring in the New Year together on the beach. Chloe agrees that it sounds perfect. Stefan then signs the RSVP that he and Chloe will not attend the wedding. Chloe calls that an excellent choice and says she will get it in the mail ASAP. Stefan declares that they will ring in the New Year by starting fresh and putting Gabi and Brady behind them for good.

Wendy gets that Li wants to hold on to Gabi but he has to know this isn’t fair to her. Li argues that Gabi loves him. Wendy doesn’t doubt that, but she’s seen Gabi with Stefan and it’s still painful to have him hate her like that. Li argues that Gabi is over Stefan and is with him now. Wendy asks how Gabi would feel if she found out that she was about to marry the man who made her ex stop loving her. Li insists that he knows all about Gabi and Stefan’s history and they weren’t a perfect romance as they were bitter adversaries at first. Wendy points out that they fell in love after. Li says Stefan has now moved on with Chloe Lane and brings up that he was with her before Gabi. Wendy accuses him of trying to justify this. Li doesn’t care if she thinks what he did was wrong, he only cares about what she’s going to do now that she knows. Li warns that if she tells anyone, he will lose his job, lose Gabi, and he could go to prison. Li knows he doesn’t have the right to ask but she’s left him no choice. Li then begs Wendy to please keep quiet about this and convince Johnny to do the same.

Johnny admits that he was angry for how EJ treated Ava and that’s why he started investigating, because he wanted to teach him a lesson. EJ brings up the way Ava treated Susan and asks if Johnny still feels the same way, that he would hurt his own father for her. Johnny admits he doesn’t because what Ava did was horrible and unforgivable. EJ says he told him that Ava was a menace and now she’s cost him his mother. Johnny says he’s sorry if him taking Ava’s side against him contributed in any way to losing Susan. EJ says he doesn’t blame him. Johnny feels like if he would’ve done things differently, Susan might still be alive. Johnny repeats that he really is sorry. EJ says it’s okay as they both did things they wish they could take back. EJ adds that one thing he does know is that Susan would want them to put all of this behind them and be a family again. Johnny says he wants that too but argues that Stefan has a right to know what was done to him.

Li reminds Wendy of what it was like growing up in their house and the pressure their father put on him. Li says he finally has everything he could ever want; a position of respect and the woman of his dreams, but his life is now in Wendy’s hands. Li pleads with Wendy not to tell Gabi about this. Gabi then walks in and questions telling her about what.

EJ argues that Johnny can’t tell Stefan about what was done to him. Johnny argues that Stefan has a right to know. EJ pleads with him not to, warning that he could lose DiMera Enterprises and could also go back to prison for his complicity. EJ points out that he just lost his mother and asks Johnny not to take anything else away from him. Stefan then walks in to the room.

Wendy tells Gabi that they were just talking about Li’s first love. Gabi questions why she can’t know about that. Li says he didn’t want her to be jealous, even though she’d have no reason to be. Gabi asks if he’s sure about that since he had a pretty guilty look on his face when she walked in. Li claims she misread his look and that he’s just happy to see her as he hugs her. Wendy assures that Gabi doesn’t have to worry about Li’s feelings for her as she can confirm that he would do anything to keep her heart. Gabi says that’s good to know and brings up things being pretty heated before she left and asks if everything is okay between them. Wendy says Li was a little upset with her. Li declares that they have come to an understanding and he gets why she took the jet, so they are ready to put this whole episode behind them.

Stefan questions what’s going on. Johnny tells him that EJ just told him about Susan and he can’t believe it. Stefan says he’s very sorry about his loss, but he thought he heard a tense conversation that sounded like Johnny was blaming EJ for Susan’s death as if what happened was his fault, but he only caught the end of it. EJ brings up how guilty he felt. Stefan argues that EJ doesn’t need to feel guilty as it’s abundantly clear that Ava was out of control, so it was her fault. Stefan asks Johnny not to blame EJ because he needs him right now. Johnny agrees that he’s been too hard on EJ and says what’s done is done while he knows that EJ only wants what is best for the family.

Nicole admits that she went to a dark place for a minute, but she trusts Eric. Nicole declares that she, Holly, Eric, and the baby on the way will be a family and they will make it work. Eric then bursts in and states that he needs to speak with Nicole alone.

Johnny and Wendy go to Allie’s apartment. Johnny tells her that this is not how he saw any of this going since they got what they wanted as Li and EJ admitted their complicity in the brainwashing of Stefan. They acknowledge that if they don’t keep quiet about it, Li and EJ will both lose everything. Johnny brings up that EJ already lost his mother as he informs Wendy that Susan died in the most awful way. Wendy tells him that she’s so sorry. Johnny calls Susan such a sweet and caring person and he can’t imagine what her last moments must have been like. Wendy calls it so sad. Wendy asks if they both agree that they have to keep EJ and Li’s secrets. Johnny agrees that Gabi and Stefan can’t know, though they both admit they do not feel okay with that.

Gabi and Li kiss. Li tells her that the past doesn’t matter and all that matters is them now. Gabi feels the same as they continue kissing.

Stefan tells EJ that he’s so sorry for what he’s going through. EJ doesn’t know how to deal with all his anger. Stefan understands he’s angry about losing his mother in a horrific and senseless way. Stefan knows he mentioned it before, but he’s here for him for whatever he needs. EJ thanks him and says he appreciates that. Stefan adds that if somebody he loved deeply was taken from him, he knows EJ would do the same…

Chloe runs in to Brady in the town square. Brady notices she has Li and Gabi’s RSVP card. Chloe informs him that she and Stefan will not be attending as they are going away for the weekend. Chloe remarks that there will be more room on the dance floor for Brady and Kristen, assuming she is his plus one. Chloe apologizes for saying anything and asks if Nicole is at Basic Black as she needs to run something by her. Brady suggests she wait a bit since he just came from the office and Eric was there to talk to her. Chloe asks if everything is okay. Brady doesn’t know but he got the sense that Eric was definitely upset about something.

Jada goes to her room and sits on the bed as she holds back tears.

Eric slams the door shut as Nicole questions what is going on. Eric asks how could she and what she said to Jada. Eric demands the truth as he questions if Nicole encouraged Jada to have an abortion.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Portia tries to persuade Marshall to do genetic counseling without telling him that she thinks he isn’t Chris’s father. Dr Obrecht offers Cody money to stay away from Britt, but he turns down her offer of money.. Britt decides to throw herself a birthday bash before her illness gets worse.

Nicolas isn’t happy that Ava is going to persuade Ryan to tell her Esme’s whereabouts.

Chase is very angry that Brook Lynn didn’t tell him that Dante had asked her to write a letter to the Civilian Review board to help him get back his job. Chase is angry that Brook Lynn took away his choice to be a cop or a singer. Chase tells Brook Lynn that their relationship has come to an end.

Holly didn’t get burned in the fire…it was all part of a plan devised by Felicia, Holly and Robert to make Victor think Holly is in a coma due to her severe burns and is in a hospital in Canada. Holly leaves town with a fake ID to rescue Ethan. A few days before the plan was going to happen, Holly gave Selena Wu a diamond from the necklace in exchange for her promise to drug Victor with a drug that won’t kill him but will make him feel miserable. Holly gives Robert the necklace and a kiss goodbye before she leaves town again.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Victoria is upset with Nick because he told Nate that he would have to work hard to gain his trust. Victoria tells Nick that as her CIO he has to support her decisions. Nick tells Victoria that he is worried that Nate is power hungry and will do anything to get her job. Victoria isn’t threatened by Nate’s ambition and she knows he will do a good job.

Adam tells Sally he loves her and wants to marry her because she is the only who has ever understood him and accepted him. Sally asks Adam to stop torturing her by proposing to her so many times.

Chelsea continues to struggle with depressing thoughts and wakes up startled because of those thoughts. Billy tells Lily he hasn’t had time to think about what he wants to do for his career because he wants to make sure that Chelsea is okay before he thinks about himself.

Sally tells Adam that she doesn’t want to be with him because he hurt her deeply and everything that people told her about him is true. Adam thinks that Sally is with Nick because she wants safety, but Adam is confident that Sally will come to her senses and they will be together again.

Sally tells Nick she is excited about the ideas she has for her new interior design business.

Elena agrees to think about Nate’s offer to do a podcast for Newman Media and leave Chancellor Winters. Elena accepts Nate’s invitation to go with him on his business trip to Los Angeles.

Chelsea and Lily have a talk and Lily tells Chelsea to rely on other people for support because Billy can’t support her 24/7. Lily tells Billy everything she and Chelsea talked about except the part where she told Chelsea Billy can’t support her all the \time. Chelsea sends a call from Billy to her voice mail.

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Days Update Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Nicole works at Basic Black when she gets a call from Eric, who says he just wanted to check on how she was doing after their talk last night. Nicole says she’s fine and admits that Jada having his baby is unexpected, but says that’s not going to change anything between them like he said. Eric assures that he meant that. Nicole questions if Jada is really going through with the pregnancy. Eric says of course she is and asks why she wouldn’t. Nicole says she was just asking. Nicole then gets another call and quickly switches over before Eric can say I love you, leaving him frustrated.

Li goes to the Hernandez’ home to bring Gabi a pie since they didn’t have a dessert for Thanksgiving. Li suggests they could have a slice for breakfast if she hasn’t eaten yet. Gabi questions if he doesn’t have to be at work. Li says his schedule is pretty open this morning so Gabi invites him in. Gabi asks if he’s heard from his sister. Li says no and guesses she is still out of town with Johnny.

Johnny and Wendy return to Allie’s apartment and find nobody is home. Wendy says that’s good so they can talk. Johnny declares that Jakarta was a success since they got the information they needed from Dr. Rolf. Wendy points out that now they just have to decide who to confront with it first; her brother or Johnny’s dad.

EJ has a nightmare about Ava showing up in his bedroom and trying to shoot him. EJ then wakes up in a panic and tells himself that it was just a dream.

Johnny wishes they had the recording of Dr. Rolf admitting to brainwashing Stefan on Li’s orders. Johnny worries that EJ will just deny any involvement. Wendy figures Li will too. Johnny argues that they know that they did it and that they shipped Dr. Rolf out of the country to cover their tracks. Wendy still can’t believe her brother would do something so horrible. Wendy notes that she knows how much Li loves Gabi but this is over the line. Johnny points out that it could just as easily have been EJ’s idea since it’s his MO and with Stefan by his side, he had enough shares to oust Gabi and be exactly where he wants to be. Wendy points out that Li is too. Wendy says part of her thinks they should just drop it and let Li live his happily ever after, but she declares that she can’t stay silent knowing what she knows, so she has to confront him. Wendy checks her computer and finds out that Li is not logged in at work yet, so he must be with Gabi.

Li complains to Gabi that Wendy better show up to work today. Gabi tells him to relax and enjoy his breakfast, so they do. Li comments that Rafe throwing Nicole’s pie in the trash tells him that he must really be done with her. Gabi adds that she hasn’t seen Rafe this bent up since Sami cheated on him with EJ. Gabi doesn’t get why all the women in town keep stomping all over Rafe’s heart and she thought Nicole would be different. Gabi talks about Rafe and Nicole being friends first and how she liked Nicole. Gabi mentions that she was rooting for them to get together when Rafe was with Ava. Gabi then remarks that she is not going to miss Ava. Li says he’s sorry for what happened to Rafe. Gabi says she’s just surprised and asks who knew Nicole would hurt Rafe worse than Ava.

Nicole finishes a work call as Chloe then arrives with coffee. Nicole is surprised Chloe had time to stop by with her big new job at DiMera Corporate. Chloe says one of the things she has to do at her new job is oversee Basic Black. Chloe declares that she got Kristen’s old job while Kristen got her man.

Brady goes to the Brady Pub and gives Eric a box of cigars, saying he hears there’s reason to congratulate him. Eric guesses Marlena told him about the baby but Brady reveals that Nicole did. Brady reminds him that Nicole is one of his best friends. Eric is glad they can talk. Eric says the baby is obviously a blessing and very exciting but it’s thrown them for a loop a little bit. Brady understands it complicates his reunion with Nicole. Brady asks what the deal is with Jada. Eric responds that it’s over but he’s glad she decided to have the baby and they can co-parent. Brady states that it’s going to be Eric, Nicole, Nicole’s kid, Jada, and their kid. Brady is sure it will be more complicated than they’d wish but Eric and Nicole will work it out.

Johnny questions Wendy not wanting him to come with her to confront Li. Wendy says she’ll be fine. Johnny asks what if Li panics. Wendy assures that Li would never hurt her. Johnny questions how she can be so sure after Dr. Rolf tried to drug them in Jakarta. Wendy argues that they don’t know if Dr. Rolf was ordered to do that or if he went rogue. Johnny wants to find out and suggests they go confront EJ but Wendy reminds him that they agreed to split up and tells him to stick to the plan of divide and conquer.

EJ enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion and has a drink. Stefan is inside and asks if he’d rather have coffee, pointing out that he’s hungover. EJ remarks that he thinks he’s still drunk considering the amount he had yesterday. Stefan asks where this happened. EJ responds that he was at his mother’s crash site. Stefan asks if he was alone. EJ mentions that Rafe was with him for a bit, but then a bit later he saw Ava Vitali which Stefan questions. EJ says he was obviously hallucinating. Stefan says he’s sorry and he can’t imagine the pain he’s going through. Stefan tells EJ that if he needs anything, he’s there. EJ appreciates his kindness and says it was a great comfort that he and Chloe were there for him on the night it happened which was the worst night of his life. EJ tells him to send his gratitude to Chloe as well. Stefan agrees to let her know as he’s going to see her in a bit. EJ comments that Stefan and Chloe seem to be getting closer. Stefan admits that they are. EJ remarks that Gabi must be seething. Stefan confirms that Gabi is finding any opportunity to throw her wedding plans in his face. Stefan calls it a pathetic attempt to make him jealous. Stefan wishes Gabi would get it in her head that Chloe is the only woman on his mind.

Nicole tells Chloe that she knows her situation with Brady sucks, but suggests she imagine the look on Kristen’s face when she finds out that Chloe is still involved with Basic Black. Chloe mentions Brady thinking that Kristen had something to do with her promotion. Nicole asks what she thinks. Chloe says she was more interested in if Stefan had something to do with it, but Li said it was up to him and EJ. Nicole asks about Kristen. Chloe responds that Kristen apparently no longer works at DiMera, so she was given oversight of Basic Black to prove that. Chloe assures that she’s always suspicious of Kristen. Nicole still can’t believe that Brady broke up with Chloe and moved Kristen in to his home. Chloe talks about Brady thinking it’s what is best for Rachel. Chloe states that she and Brady have both moved on, so how Brady and Kristen raise their child is no longer her concern.

Eric jokes with Brady that he and Jada are not the first people to give co-parenting a shot. Brady compares it to their own family. Brady comments that raising a kid with an ex is not for everyone and doesn’t always make sense at all. Brady assures Eric that the only reason he moved Kristen in is it because it’s what’s best for their daughter. Eric questions there being no better option. Brady asks if he’d rather he move her in to the Kiriakis Mansion where she’d have another stab at Victor again. Eric admits he’s prefer that to Kristen going after Marlena again. Brady insists that he’s doing everything in his power to make sure that Kristen doesn’t hurt Marlena. Brady says they shouldn’t even be talking about him, because Eric is going to be a father. Brady tells him that this is going to change his life. Eric admits he’s scared, but happy, and he can’t stop thinking about it. Eric knows the circumstances are a little crazy, but he’s really happy.

Nicole asks if Chloe thinks she and Stefan are maybe moving a little fast. Chloe admits that her mother asked her the same thing, but she’s team Brady. Chloe complains that she’s not going to pine after some dude that wants to play house with the bride of Chucky. Chloe says that she and Stefan like each other and they are excited to see where things go. Nicole decides she is happy for her then. Nicole comments that they are both starting new chapters in their life as she reveals that she got back together with Eric, which surprises Chloe.

Gabi tells Li about Nicole leaving Rafe for her ex-husband and how Eric was the love of her life. Li thought their relationship was over and done with, questioning why she’d want to go backwards and rehash an old relationship when she had already made a commitment to someone else. Gabi questions if they are still talking about Rafe, or her, Li, and Stefan. Li admits that he can’t help but see the parallels since Nicole couldn’t stop obsessing about her ex since he came back. Gabi argues that they are nothing alike and questions him thinking that she’s obsessing. Gabi insists that once she got over the shock, she moved on with him. Gabi assures that she won’t make the same mistake as Nicole because Stefan is her past and Li is her future as they kiss. Li says he still has some extra time before work and they joke about checking out Gabi’s bedroom but they are interrupted by Wendy arriving. Gabi asks if everything is okay. Wendy responds that she needs to talk to her brother as it’s important.

Stefan tells EJ that the more time that he and Chloe spend together, the better it gets. Stefan sees a real future with her and thinks she feels the same way. EJ says that is wonderful to hear as he’s glad someone in the family has finally found happiness again. Stefan confirms that Chloe does make him happy. Stefan praises Chloe as strong and independent but also kind and compassionate. EJ calls Chloe a huge step up from Gabi. EJ talks about the lengths Gabi went to in order to take over DiMera Enterprises. Johnny then walks in and questions just how far EJ would go for control.

Gabi offers Wendy some pie but she says she’s not hungry. Wendy repeats that she really needs to talk to Li alone. Li complains that Wendy is being rude when this is Gabi’s home. Wendy says she’s sorry but it’s really important and can’t wait. Li tells Wendy to save it because Gabi already knows everything which Wendy questions. Li claims that he told Gabi exactly what she and Johnny have been up to.

EJ says thank God that Johnny is there as he’s been trying to reach him for days which Johnny questions. EJ informs him that he has something he needs to tell him. Johnny responds that he has something to tell him too. EJ says it will need to wait because this is important. Stefan decides to give them some privacy. Johnny says he doesn’t have to leave because of him but EJ says it’s best if they talk alone and thanks Stefan for understanding. Stefan then exits the room. Johnny comments that EJ sure was in a hurry to get Stefan out and questions if there’s something he didn’t want him to know. EJ responds that Stefan already knows and now unfortunately, he has to tell Johnny too. Johnny asks what is so important. EJ reveals he has some distressing news about his grandma Susan. Johnny asks if she’s okay. EJ then reveals that his grandmother is dead.

Eric asks Brady how Nicole was when he talked to her. Brady admits that she was a little on edge and that she said when Eric told her that Jada was pregnant, she stormed off and they hadn’t spoken since. Brady assumes that has changed. Eric confirms that he just spoke to her on the phone. Brady asks how Nicole took the news. Eric says he assured that nothing would change between them since he and Jada are having a baby but Nicole is the woman he loves and wants to be with, who will always have his heart.

Chloe questions Nicole ending her marriage with Rafe to get back with Eric. Nicole admits it wasn’t exactly in that order. Nicole brings up Chloe telling her for months to either commit to her marriage or end it. Nicole says she really tried to commit but when Eric came back to town, so did their connection. Chloe doesn’t think it ever left. Nicole admits she really messed up and instead of being brave and honest, she was a coward. Nicole knew that she was still in love with Eric when she married Rafe, so now Rafe is hurt, humiliated, and beyond angry and has every right to be. Chloe points out that Nicole didn’t set out to hurt Rafe while Eric didn’t set out to hurt Jada, but at least they aren’t married so their break up will be a lot easier. Nicole says not necessarily as she reveals that Jada is pregnant, so it won’t be such a clean break. Chloe is shocked and asks if Jada is keeping the baby. Nicole says she thinks so, but admits she might have advised her not to. Chloe questions Nicole telling Jada to have an abortion. Nicole says she would never do that, so Chloe asks what exactly she said. Nicole says she just pointed out that motherhood is a full time job and being tied to a man that’s in love with someone else is really difficult. Chloe points out that former couples raise children all the time. Nicole says that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Chloe says it’s still possible but Nicole argues that doesn’t mean they should do it. Chloe questions Nicole feeling like it was her place to tell Jada this. Nicole claims that if she was in Jada’s shoes, she would want someone to tell her. Chloe points out that it’s Jada’s life. Nicole claims that she was just trying to help encourage her to realize if this is something she really wants. Chloe questions her not having an agenda. Nicole talks about how hard it is to be a single mother and for Jada, it’s raising a baby with a man who broke up with her to be with a woman that she can’t stand. Chloe comments that people make it work. Nicole shouts that she will not lose Eric again. Chloe guesses that Nicole is afraid the baby will threaten her relationship with Eric. Nicole asks if she wouldn’t be, pointing out how Kristen used Rachel to come between Chloe and Brady. Chloe points out that Jada is no Kristen. Nicole complains that she and Eric have been through so much and are finally back together. Chloe points out that Eric didn’t get back with Jada after finding out about the baby. Nicole admits that Jada said she wasn’t going to fight for the relationship and Eric said the baby won’t change things. Nicole wants to believe that but no matter what Eric promises or how he intends for this to go, the truth is that when the baby is born, Jada and Eric will fall in love with it. Chloe points out that doesn’t mean with each other. Chloe assures that Eric loves Nicole, always has and always will. Nicole admits maybe she shouldn’t have said anything to Jada, but given the circumstances, she just thinks it’s best for everyone if there is no baby.

Brady encourages Eric that he and Nicole will work this out like they always do. Eric agrees that they can all raise a happy and healthy child who will be apart of a family that will love them unconditionally. Jada walks in to the Pub, so Eric greets her and introduces her to Brady. Brady congratulates Jada and says his daughter Rachel can’t wait to meet her new cousin. Brady talks about being an uncle and says to give him a call if they need anything. Jada thanks him and asks to talk to Eric. Brady congratulates them again and then exits the Pub. Eric comments on Brady’s excitement and asks what Jada wanted to talk about as he asks if everything is okay.

Johnny can’t believe Susan is dead and asks if he has told Sydney. EJ confirms that he called her at school this morning. Johnny asks how this happened. EJ reveals that Susan was kidnapped and held for ransom. EJ says he managed to track them down and they agreed to meet at the airfield where he would wire the ransom money for Susan’s release, but after the transfer went through, she turned the tables on him by dragging Susan away at gunpoint. EJ says he chased them, but she drove off the road. Johnny questions who did this. EJ reveals that it was Ava Vitali, which shocks Johnny.

Li comments on Wendy seeming surprised. Wendy says she is because she didn’t think he’d want Gabi to know about this. Li claims that he and Gabi have no secrets, so he told her what Wendy was up to the minute he found out which she questions. Li asks what Wendy has to say for herself. Gabi tells Li not to be so hard on his sister for playing hooky with a boy and calls it no big deal. Li argues that Wendy begged him for a promotion, finally gets one, and then takes off on the company jet. Gabi reminds Li that he said he wouldn’t overreact. Li complains that what Wendy did was outrageous, disrespectful, and irresponsible. Li brings up Wendy ignoring his calls and blowing off her new job. Wendy responds that she had a very good reason. Li says this ought to be memorable. Li thinks back to Dr. Rolf telling him that he was going to erase Wendy and Johnny’s memories. Li questions Wendy’s good reason for going to Indonesia with Johnny and why he shouldn’t fire her on the spot. Gabi encourages him to calm down. Li adds that his father is going to be furious about this. Gabi decides she will go get Li some herbal tea from the town square and hopes by the time she gets back, things will be straightened out, so she then exits. Li tells Wendy that she and Gabi have some girl power thing going, but she can’t save her from what’s coming. Wendy responds that she’s not the one that needs to worry about what’s coming. Li questions what she is talking about. Wendy reveals that it’s Gabi and Stefan, and what they are going to do when they find out what Li did to keep them apart.

Johnny questions Ava being dead which EJ confirms. Johnny calls it terrible and asks why Ava would even want to kidnap Susan. EJ calls her psychotic. EJ shouts that he tried to warn Johnny since he knew Ava was in the mafia. Johnny questions if EJ is blaming him and argues that Ava had put that behind her. EJ says obviously not as she was more than capable of vicious, homicidal acts. EJ then admits that Johnny couldn’t have known that Ava would take it that far. Johnny admits that he was stubborn, stupid, and wouldn’t listen. Johnny brings up that EJ banished Ava from Salem to protect him, but he fought him on it and defended Ava. EJ assures it had nothing to do with Johnny and was all about getting revenge on him. Johnny feels if he hadn’t got involved with Ava, none of it would’ve happened. EJ insists that it’s not his fault. Johnny tells EJ that he’s so sorry as they hug. EJ calls Susan a very special person and says they will find a special way to honor her. Johnny brings up Susan being the first person to realize when he was possessed. EJ comments on the Devil trying to erase her memory which Johnny remarks is kind of like EJ wanted Dr. Rolf to do to him in Jakarta.

Nicole shows Chloe her and Eric’s modeling photos. Chloe calls them the perfect couple and says the pictures are amazing. Stefan then arrives and jokes with her. Chloe asks how he knew she was there. Stefan says her assistant told him and asks if she’s too busy for breakfast. Chloe says she might can squeeze him in. Stefan invites Nicole to join but she tells them to go ahead since she has a lot of work to catch up on. Chloe tells Nicole that she will call her later and then exits with Stefan.

Gabi walks through the town square, telling herself that she has to get back to Li before he goes nuclear on his sister. Gabi then stops when she sees Stefan and Chloe sitting together in the town square. Chloe asks Stefan how EJ is doing. Stefan admits he’s not well as he got drunk yesterday at the site where Susan was killed and thought he saw Ava. Chloe is sure no one could have survived that. Stefan mentions Johnny being with EJ when he left. Chloe hopes it was a big comfort to have his son nearby…

EJ questions Johnny hurling ridiculous accusations at him after Susan died. Johnny says he’s sorry but it doesn’t change what he tried to do to him and Wendy. EJ questions what the hell Wendy has to do with this. Johnny informs EJ that he and Wendy went to Jakarta together to track down Dr. Rolf and they found him, so he knows everything. EJ questions what he thinks he knows. Johnny accuses EJ of telling Dr. Rolf to inject them with some memory erasing drug, but he didn’t because they stopped him. EJ asks if he’s sure he didn’t take any drugs because they sounds preposterous. Johnny shouts that it’s over and he can stop pretending, because they know what he tried to do to Stefan.

Li asks if Wendy is sure she’s feeling okay since jet lag can cause confusion. Wendy asks Li if he ordered Dr. Rolf to inject her and Johnny with a memory erasing drug. Li laughs that off and calls it absurd. Wendy says almost as absurd as him telling Dr. Rolf to brainwash Stefan in to hating Gabi so he could have her for himself. Wendy tells Li that despite his best efforts, she and Johnny still remember everything that Dr. Rolf told them. Wendy guesses from the look on Li’s face, that Dr. Rolf was clearly telling the truth.

Brady goes to Basic Black and finds Nicole, saying he thought he would find her here. Nicole asks where else she would be since she has no home and that’s her own fault. Brady brings up staying with Eric which Nicole points out would be right next door to his baby mama. Brady knows that could be awkward. Nicole asks if he’s talked to Eric. Brady confirms he just came from the Pub and that Eric loves her more than anything in the world. Brady adds that Eric is over the moon that they are back together. Nicole remarks that Eric is also over the moon that Jada is keeping the baby. Brady admits that Eric is looking forward to becoming a father and knows that’s hard for Nicole. Nicole calls it reality and guesses it’s something she has to get used to.

Eric sits with Jada in the Pub. Eric talks about buying books and wanting to know everything he can about the baby. Eric talks about how excited he is that Jada decided to keep the baby and for being a father. Jada then stops him and reveals there is no baby.

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GH Short Recap Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Gladys and Jordan are both upset with Alexis for publishing the letter the Hook Attacker sent to her in The Invader. Jordan is very upset that Alexis wrote that the prime suspect in the hook attacks is Esme Prince. Gladys is upset that as family of a victim she wasn’t told that Esme was a suspect in the hook attacks. Gladys calls the phone number that Selina Wu gave her to ask for a seat at the next poker game.

Sasha has memories of Brandon as she spends her first Thanksgiving without him. Chase finally asks Brook Lynn why she never wrote the letter to the police review board to help him get back his job.

The Quartermaine’s Thanksgiving bad luck continues as Olivia thinks she ordered a ready to eat turkey from a French company but what she ordered is a live turkey. Leo won’t let them kill Mr. Waddle so the Quartermaine’s once again order pizza for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner

Mac and Robert think Holly is at a trapping cabin on the Canadian border. Holly doesn’t want to surrender to the police and she accidentally knocks over lantern which rolls by the fireplace and catches fire and after a few minutes the entire cabin erupts into flames. The audience sees someone get out of the cabin. The person is engulfed in flames and flaying their arms trying to extinguish the flames on their body. Robert cries because he has lost Holly again.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Victor asks Chance about the problems he is having in his marriage to Abby. Chance explains to Victor that Abby thinks he is prioritizing his job over his marriage. Chance doesn’t tell Victor that Abby cheated on him with Devon but does tell Victor he should talk to Abby. Victor advises Chance to fight for his marriage because family is all that matters in life.

Devon and Abby talk and Devon tells Abby his relationship with Amanda ended because they grew apart and, in retrospect, he felt it coming when Amanda’s mother got sick. Devon tells Abby to talk to Chance and try to save her marriage but, if she and Chance do break up, he is confident she and Chance will find a way to co-parent Dominic.

Billy helps Chelsea get through a panic attack where she is having depressing thoughts. Billy encourages Chelsea to tell Chloe what happened so she can have the support of her best friend. Chelsea tells Chloe everything that she has gone through and she feels Chloe understands her pain. Chloe agrees to be Sally’s partner in her new business. Lily is upset with Billy because she feels he left all of his responsibilities because he gets, an adrenaline rush from saving Chelsea.

Billy thinks Lily is finally being honest and admitting that she is upset because he left Chancellor Winters and she is holding a because he left the company. Billy thinks that Lily is the one that has a savior complex and doesn’t know what to do with herself since he doesn’t need her to save him anymore.

Victoria asks Nate to go with her on a business trip to Los Angeles next week.

Chance tells Abby they should get a divorce as soon as possible and move on with their lives.

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Jack returns home to find Gwen working on her laptop. Jack calls out to Gwen which startles her and she quickly shuts her laptop. Gwen thought Jack was spending Thanksgiving with Chad and the kids in New York. Jack responds that he did as Jennifer’s brother Mike and Nancy had them all over for dinner. Jack reveals that Mike and Nancy are now seeing each other. Gwen asks if that’s a good thing. Jack calls Mike a good guy and a step above Clyde Weston for Nancy. Gwen is glad Jack got to be with family today as she’s sure the holidays are especially painful. Jack responds that’s why he came back to work. Gwen asks if he’s checking up on her at the Spectator. Jack points out that Gwen was working away when he came in and asks if it’s a big story. Gwen responds that it could be. Jack comments that Gwen slammed the laptop shut as soon as she saw him, almost as if she didn’t want him to see what she was working on.

Xander asks if Sarah is joking but Sarah responds that it’s a serious question as she asks if he kidnapped Bonnie and Susan.

Tony calls EJ and leaves a message for him to call him back as he’s worried about him and doesn’t want him to do anything reckless. Tony then hears the door and hangs up but Chad arrives and says he’s sorry to disappoint. Tony responds that he was just hoping he was EJ as he is worried about him.

EJ finishes drinking at the cliff and gets up to walk away when he hears a noise. EJ calls out for his mother as he looks in the direction of the sound but Ava emerges, who says it’s not his mother. EJ argues that she’s dead but Ava tells him to guess again.

Gwen tells Jack that the article is about Paulina Price. Jack argues that every newspaper in the country is covering that story. Jack points out that Gwen is right here in Salem and could scoop every other paper. Gwen points out that she’s not a seasoned reporter. Jack asks if she’s afraid she isn’t up to the task and if that’s why she wouldn’t let him see her draft. Gwen says no but then says yes, noting that there is something more to it. Jack questions what she isn’t telling him. Gwen responds that Chad doesn’t want her writing about Paulina and Chanel. Jack argues that Chad has no business telling her what to write about and declares that he will take care of this right now. Gwen stops him and informs him that there is more as she reveals that she told Chad that she would do what he wants.

Tony asks why Chad dropped by as he thought he was spending the holiday in New York. Chad responds that he was and the kids are still there as Jennifer promised to take them for more holiday fun. Tony questions Chad not joining them. Chad admits he wanted to come check on EJ after he heard what happened to Susan.

Xander questions Sarah thinking he kidnapped two women. Sarah brings up what Xander told her after he quit his job, about how his boss asked him to do something illegal but he wouldn’t tell her what and was very vague. Sarah says she knows Xander is holding back something big. Sarah brings up the look on his face when she was watching the news report. Xander responds that he was just shocked because he knows Susan and Bonnie. Sarah asks what his boss asked him to do. Xander claims that the company was going to bring in a new drug and claim that it wasn’t addictive when that’s a lie and he didn’t want to be part of something like that. Sarah says he didn’t tell her that. Sarah argues that the company needs to be stopped. Xander says he knew she’d say that which is why he didn’t want to tell her. Xander warns that she doesn’t know who his boss is and what she does to people that cross her. Sarah questions how Xander knows. Xander says from her talking. Sarah remarks that it doesn’t sound like an executive of a drug company, it sounds like Ava Vitali.

EJ questions if Ava is really here or if he’s drunk. Ava says she’s there and asks if he thought he could get rid of her that easily. EJ brings up how her car went off the cliff, exploded, and the fireman told him that no one could have made it out alive. Ava guesses that means she’s dead then and says it’s not that bad. Ava says maybe EJ would like to join her as she then pulls a gun on him.

Jack can’t believe that Chad would ask Gwen to bury a story this big and that Gwen would agree to do it. Gwen explains that her main source was her dodgy ex-former lawyer, Sloan Peterson, who said that she had all the dirt on Chanel’s arrest and promised an exclusive. Gwen adds that Sloan sent her everything that she sent to the district attorney, but Chad warned that if she didn’t fact check every word then the Spectator could be open to a libel suit and be put out of business. Jack questions Gwen deciding not to print it. Gwen responds that she’s still in the process of getting it vetted because she doesn’t want to cost the Spectator the exclusive story of the year but she doesn’t want to put her name on something that could be a lie, so she asks Jack what to do.

Alex and Stephanie continue kissing at their candle lit dinner in the Kiriakis Mansion. Alex suggests they move to a bed as they continue kissing until Maggie walks in. Maggie apologizes as she didn’t know they were in there. Stephanie gets up and hugs her, wishing her a Happy Thanksgiving. Alex comments that they were just having a little Thanksgiving dinner. Stephanie explains to Maggie that her parents are in Seattle with Tripp, so Alex invited her over to share leftovers. Maggie comments that Tripp must be having a miserable holiday after what happened to Ava. Stephanie says that’s why Steve and Kayla stayed out there. Maggie adds that it must be so hard trying to be a good son to a mother like Ava. Stephanie still can’t believe what she did. Maggie says poor Susan Banks as she was so innocent and shouldn’t have died how she did. Stephanie can’t help but wonder if it was all a terrible accident or if Ava drove off the cliff on purpose.

EJ questinos what Ava thinks she’s doing. Ava calls it fairly obvious but for all he knows, she’s not really there. Ava mentions hearing him call for his mom and asks if he’s feeling guilty. EJ asks if she’s saying she’s his conscience. Ava responds that he is the reason this happened since he could’ve just given her the money and taken his mother home, but he had to prove he was smarter and better than her so he took the only son she had left and kidnapped him, but that didn’t work out how he planned because her son is alive and well while EJ’s mother is down there. EJ asks how he knows that for sure. EJ reminds Ava that he doesn’t have a conscience, so Ava is here in the flesh and made it out of the crash alive, so perhaps Susan did too.

Chad asks Tony how EJ is doing and admits it’s a stupid question as he’s sure EJ is devastated. Tony explains that EJ blames himself for Susan’s death and now feels he has to suffer because of it. Chad brings up that EJ did prove Ava’s marriage to Jake was a fraud and forced her out of town, but he can’t imagine he expected Ava to retaliate like that. Tony then informs Chad that he’s afraid that’s not all EJ did.

Xander questions Sarah thinking that he would work for Ava. Sarah points out that he was so desperate to make money and get them out of here, so things started to add up which Xander questions. Sarah brings up Bonnie saying the guy who grabbed her was wearing a blue suit with major muscles. Xander argues that could be a lot of people. Sarah adds that Maggie said she got a text from Bonnie’s phone that she was going to visit Mimi and questions if a lot of people know Bonnie’s life so well that they could mention her daughter by name. Sarah asks if others would know how to keep two women locked up in the Kiriakis shed where Xander used to work. Sarah doesn’t want to believe he did this even though a lot of the pieces fit. Sarah tells Xander that if he had something to do with this, he has to tell her now.

Chad questions EJ kidnapping Tripp. Tony clarifies that he didn’t do it personally and didn’t intend to harm him, but he wanted to trade him for Susan. Chad guesses EJ figured he could save himself $30 million. Tony says that was only part of the reason and he did it primarily for leverage to keep Susan alive. Chad guesses he could see that. Tony says he told Chad because he trusts him, but he’s troubled since Chad works for Tripp’s sister Stephanie and considers her a friend. Tony asks Chad to tell him that he won’t tell Stephanie that EJ had anything to do with Tripp’s kidnapping.

Stephanie tells Maggie that their families have been through an ordeal but thank God that Tripp and Bonnie are going to be okay. Maggie says Bonnie will be eventually which Stephanie questions. Alex reminds her that Bonnie wasn’t in great shape. Maggie states that it’s hard to recover from being afraid for your life. Alex insists that she will recover once they catch the clown who did this to her. Maggie has a reaction to that so Alex asks if she knows something about the guy. Maggie informs them that she just left Sarah, who has a theory about what happened and it sounded far fetched to her. Stephanie asks her to tell them what she said. Maggie tells them that they have to keep it to themselves which Alex says they will do. Maggie then reveals that Sarah is afraid that the man in the clown mask might have been Xander.

Jack appreciates that Gwen wants to make the most ethically sound decision. Gwen says they know she doesn’t have a reputation for telling the truth, so if any reporter is going to be accused of slander, it’s her. Jack encourages her to continue being careful what she writes. Gwen credits Jack for teaching her and backing her up. Jack argues that the public has a right to know what’s going on in Paulina’s life. Gwen questions ignoring what Chad wants. Jack calls Chad a good guy but points out that he’s working for Paulina’s PR team and may have been doing her bidding when he asked her to bury the story. Gwen says she just doesn’t want to hurt or upset Chad any more than she has. Jack talks about journalists fighting PR firms and declares that Gwen is going to have to make a judgment call. Jack appreciates the hard work she’s been putting in and how determined she is to be a good reporter which surprises Gwen. Jack says it makes him feel better about not hiring Xander.

Sarah asks Xander to say something. Xander says he feels so hurt because he went out and got what he thought was a good job to pay off their debts and move them in to a real home. Xander talks about how much it meant to him that Sarah believed in him but now it sounds like she thinks he did something that led to two women getting killed. Sarah complains that she didn’t want to say it but felt that she had to. Sarah brings up Victor never hearing the company that Xander worked for and says there shouldn’t be a problem looking it up. Xander asks if his word is not good enough then. Sarah asks what’s wrong with looking it up. Xander tells her to go ahead then. Sarah then opens up her laptop.

Ava assures EJ that Susan is definitely dead. EJ questions her being honest. Ava says she made sure of it by yanking the steering wheel to drive them off the cliff, assuring that she deliberately did that to get even with EJ. EJ can’t believe he actually believed that she just ran off the road. Ava argues that they know $30 million dollars didn’t mean anything to him, so she wanted to cause him the maximum amount of pain and suffering. Ava declares that she realized that she could do that with one hard turn to the right. Ava tells EJ that he can search all he wants through the wreckage, but he will never find Susan. EJ questions how Ava is alive. Ava reveals that she jumped out of the car but Susan was definitely inside when it blew up. Ava declares to EJ that his mom is dead and now it’s his turn.

Gwen questions Jack being glad that he didn’t hire Xander for the job and asks what that means. Jack explains that Xander asked him for a job at the Spectator right after he offered Gwen the job while Gwen was in the hospital. Jack adds that he knew how Gwen still felt about Xander, so he didn’t think it was a good idea for them to be working together and he turned him down. Jack says that now Gwen seems to be thriving at the Spectator, so he sees it was a good idea and it’s also a good idea for Gwen and Xander to keep a great distance from each other. Gwen then reveals they actually haven’t been doing that…

Sarah looks up Rednax Pharmaceuticals and finds the company’s website, which shocks Xander.

Chad questions Tony thinking he would rat out his own brother. Tony doesn’t think it’s far-fetched after what happened to Abigail. Chad reminds him that EJ saved his life when Clyde tried to kill him and points out that EJ just lost his mother, so he’s not going to pile on. Tony thanks Chad. Tony states that he’s worried about EJ since he’s been gone for hours and God only knows where he’s ended up…

Ava tells EJ not to worry as she’s about to put him out of his misery. EJ then grabs her and they struggle over the gun.

Jack questions if Gwen and Xander have been seeing each other. Gwen clarifies it’s nothing like that but they’ve been bumping in to each other every now and then. Gwen admits it was awkward at first, but now she’s just glad that she thinks they can be friends. Jack questions if she’s being straight with him. Gwen says she just saw him the other day and they told each other about their new jobs like friends. Gwen is just glad that Xander doesn’t hate her anymore. Jack questions if she’s sure that’s all it is, because he remembers how in love with Xander that Gwen was, and now he’s married to Sarah. Jack doesn’t want to see Gwen hurt anymore. Gwen appreciates that but says this has all just forced her to take a hard look at the reality of her life which is that Xander doesn’t love her, he loves Sarah, and he’s very happy with their life together, so she’s happy for him because he’s her friend now and she wants what’s best for him.

Sarah doesn’t know what to say after finding the website and says she should’ve known that Xander wouldn’t make up some complicated lie about where he was working. Sarah can’t believe she accused him of kidnapping Bonnie and Susan, asking what is wrong with her. Xander tells her she’s perfect. Sarah complains that he swore he would never go back to his old life and she didn’t believe him. Sarah apologizes and points out that there’s even a posting for his job. Xander remarks that they wasted no time putting it up. Sarah guesses they realized what a loss he was. Sarah mentions talking about this with Maggie and now she has to call her to tell her what a huge mistake she made. Sarah asks if he can ever forgive her.

Chad decides he and Tony should go find EJ and asks where to start. Tony then gets a call from Rafe. Tony tells him that he and Chad were just going out to find him. Rafe reveals he knows, so Tony says they’ll be right there. Tony hangs up and informs Chad that EJ is drowning his sorrows at the crash site, so they rush out of the mansion together.

EJ lays unconscious at the cliff.

Jack is glad that Gwen and Xander have gotten to a good place. Gwen guesses he didn’t see that coming. Jack says he’s proud of her. Gwen didn’t think she’d ever hear those words from him again. Jack tells her that she’s earned it. Jack asks to see what she’s got from Sloan to see what they can come up with her story. Gwen questions doing that now and points out that it’s still Thanksgiving. Jack thinks it would feel good to advise a daughter of his again. Jack tells Gwen to call him “dad” again. Jack decides he will go unpack and then they can get to work. Gwen asks how she can ever repay him. Jack jokes that she can make him a turkey sandwich as he goes to unpack his bags.

Alex questions Maggie about Sarah thinking that Xander kidnapped Susan and Bonnie. Maggie assures that he has to keep this quiet because she doesn’t know what Victor would do if he found out. Alex says so much for Xander turning over a new leaf. Stephanie points out that Sarah doesn’t have a lot to go on, so she could be overreacting which Maggie agrees with. Alex states that Xander would have to be out of his mind to kidnap Justin’s wife when he is apart of the family. Maggie acknowledges that Xander was desperate for money, but he has to know how Sarah would feel if he committed a crime to get it. Stephanie knows Sarah would be done with him and it seems that Xander really does love her. Maggie insists that’s why Xander wouldn’t jeopardize what they have after everything they have been through with Kristen and Gwen.

Xander doesn’t blame Sarah for being suspicious given the life he’s led. Sarah says that was years ago and she should’ve known he wouldn’t do something like that. Sarah adds that she made him feel terrible and doesn’t know what to say. Xander suggests they forget about it and have leftovers. Sarah says she has so much to be thankful for as they hug.

Chad and Tony find EJ at the cliff. Chad checks on EJ and wakes him up. Tony finds the flask on the ground. Chad and Tony help EJ up. EJ complains of a headache and tells them that Ava was there. Tony calls that not possible. EJ says she had a gun and they fought over it until he fell and he thought she was going to kill him. Chad questions if he’s sure he really saw Ava. EJ insists that she was there and pointed a gun at him. Tony questions what stopped Ava from killing him then. Chad wants to get EJ to the hospital but he refuses. Tony points out that EJ fell and hit his head while Chad adds that his wound will need stitches. EJ argues that they need to find Ava.

Maggie reminds Alex and Stephanie to be quiet about what Sarah said to her which they agree to do. Maggie decides she will go check on Victor and says goodnight to them as she exits. Alex asks Stephanie what they were talking about before Maggie showed up. Stephanie thinks maybe it’s a good thing that Maggie showed up when she did. Alex questions what the problem is. Stephanie thinks they should take things one step at a time. Alex admits he hates doing that. Stephanie tells him that they’ll just look forward to their next date. Alex agrees and offers to walk her out which she accepts.

Sarah goes through the leftovers that Maggie brought including a bottle of wine. Xander steps out to go get some ice while Sarah searches the room for a corkscrew. Sarah then sits down and opens her laptop back up to the Rednax website. Sarah questions how she could think Xander would make up an entire company and says thank God he was so understanding.

Xander calls Gwen, who questions him calling her on Thanksgiving. Xander tells Gwen that she won’t believe what just happened. Xander informs her that Sarah accused him of being behind the kidnapping and figured out everything while he tried to deny it. Gwen asks if he’s in trouble now. Xander says no because Sarah decided to look for a website for Rednax. Gwen guesses she found one. Xander asks how she knew that. Gwen reveals that she built the site and put it online. Gwen admits she’d never done one before so it’s a bit simple but she thought it would work. Xander is shocked and declares that Gwen saved his life and he doesn’t know how to thank her. Gwen responds that there’s no need to thank as her as that’s just what friends are for.

EJ questions Chad and Tony not believing him that Ava was there. Tony points out that Ava hates EJ and he passed out on the ground, so he questions why she didn’t finish him off. EJ admits he can’t answer that. Chad and Tony then walk EJ away, leaving behind a bullet on the ground.

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Days Short Recap Friday, November 25, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

EJ went to the crash site to lay flowers on the ground. Rafe showed up and wanted to question him about what happened. He told Rafe what happened. Rafe believed there was more to the story. He warned EJ that he could arrest him for obstructing justice. He decided not to arrest him because he went through enough. EJ appreciated that and handed him the flask he had. Rafe took a sip from the flask. EJ was shocked that Rafe wanted to drink on the job. Rafe told him about him and Nicole getting a divorce. EJ wanted to know if Eric was the reason why they are getting divorced. Rafe confirmed EJ’s suspicions and told him that there was trouble in paradise. Rafe gets called back to work so he wanted EJ to come to the station the next day. EJ wanted to sit there and wallow. Rafe made him promise not to drive. Eric went to see Marlena and told her about the baby. Marlena thought it was good news, but Eric noticed she had hesitation in her voice. She wanted to know if he wanted the baby. He told her that he wanted it. He said he and Jada had to figure out how to co-parent together while he dated Nicole. he hoped Nicole didn’t feel threatened. Marlena advised him to talk to her.

Nicole went to see Jada. Nicole admitted that she overheard Eric talking about the baby. Nicole didn’t want to interrupt by telling everyone that Eric was breaking up with Jada to be with her. Jada told her that she had enough self-respect not to be with him when he’s in love with her. Nicole tried to apologize for what she and Eric did, but Jada didn’t care. She knew Nicole was happy that he got what she wanted. She told Nicole that her fake sympathy was making things worse. Jada talked about their situation. She told her that she was tied to a man who dumped her for his ex-wife. Nicole wanted to know why she would have a baby with Eric when he made her angry. Jada got upset. Nicole told her about the reality of having a baby. She told her everything that was going to happen when she had the baby. She also told Jada that she’s going to be in her life too. Jada wanted her to go because she had to decide if she really wanted to keep the baby. Nicole assured her that she was only trying to help. Jada threw her out. Later, Jada was at the police station. Rafe wanted to know why she was there. She noticed that he wasn’t wearing his ring. He told her that he and Nicole were getting divorced. He said they were breaking up even if Eric and Nicole don’t get together because of her baby. Jada said the baby wouldn’t be an issue. She would have had the baby, but she realized the impact it would have on her life. She decided that she didn’t want to keep the baby.

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Rafe told Gabi and Li what happened with Nicole. Gabi trashed Nicole for what she did to him. She told him that she will regret leaving him for Eric. Rafe told her that he threw out Nicole’s pie. She was proud of him. Li was disappointed because they didn’t have pie. Gabi continued to express how upset she was that Nicole was able to live happily with Eric. Rafe told her that it might not happen since Jada’s pregnant. Gabi loved the karma of it all, but Rafe didn’t want to gloat about it. He wanted to focus on happier things. Li wanted him to think about the wedding. Rafe agreed and made a toast. Nicole thought about Eric’s conversation about Jada and the baby. She walked away. Eric let Jada know that he was happy that she decided to keep the baby. She thought they would make it work and wondered how Nicole felt. He thought Nicole would support them. She told him that Nicole was insecure and territorial. She didn’t think Nicole would take the news well. He wanted Jada to trust him. She wanted to go upstairs to pack, but he asked her not to leave.

Nicole ran into Abe and Paulina in the town square. She told them what happened with Eric, Rafe and Jada. Abe told her to let Eric explain what’s going on. He thought she might have misunderstood what she heard. She was certain that she was out, and Jada was in Eric’s life. Abe told her to talk to Eric. Paulina advised her to fight for her man. EJ erased Rafe’s message about making a statement. Marlena showed up at the DiMera mansion and tried to make him feel better about what happened. EJ told her that Johnny didn’t know what happened to Susan yet because he’s out of town. He didn’t know how to tell him because it’s his own fault. He told her what he did to Ava. He blamed Susan’s and Abby’s deaths on himself because he needed control. He said he let down the one person who love him unconditionally. He broke down and started crying. Marlena continued to make him feel better about what happened. She told him that he was the love of her life. He mentioned how she was scared of her own shadow, but she was fierce when it came to her family. They continued to talk about Susan.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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

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

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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

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

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Days Short Recap Monday, November 21, 2022

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Justin and Alex found Bonnie in the shed. She told them how she ended up in the shed. They took her to the Kiriakis mansion. Bonnie told Sarah and Maggie what happened to her. Rafe showed up to question Bonnie. She said it was a person in a clown mask wearing a blue suit. She said his build was more of a strongman than a clown. Susan kept talking to Xander. She kept trying to get him to let her go free. She wanted to know where they were going. He said he was taking her home. Charlie kept convincing Ava to kill Susan. He said she could prove that she was a Vitalli. He said she could stick it to EJ. Xander came in the crypt with Susan. Ava pulled Xander to the side and yelled at him about bringing Susan there. She had an idea. She told him while she went to get the money, he would stay behind and kill Susan. He said he didn’t sign up for that. She said they needed to take something from EJ he couldn’t replace. Xander said she lost it. He told Susan that he was taking her home. Ava took off his mask. Susan was shocked.

Ava told Xander that he didn’t have a choice but to do what he needed to do. She gave Xander a gun and left to meet with EJ. Susan begged Xander not to kill her. She said she wouldn’t tell anyone that he was involved. She said she wouldn’t tell EJ either. Xander apologized to her, but the stakes were too high. He said Sarah would never understand this. He said he had to do it. Susan said she wouldn’t say anything. He said Ava would say something if he didn’t do what she wanted. He pointed a gun at her. EJ told Tony that he would do whatever Ava wanted to make sure his mother got home safely. He said he spoke to the banker and the money was ready to go. He said he had to deal with Ava. He pulled out a gun. He said Ava wanted to meet with him at the airfield. EJ told Tony that the gun was for show. Rafe showed up at the DiMera mansion so he could talk to EJ. Tony told him where he was. Ava met with EJ. She told him to give her the money or she would put a bullet in his mother’s head. EJ sent her the money. Once she got the money, she told him she would get Susan’s body back. She told him his mother was dead. He pulled out his gun and threatened her. She told him to pull the trigger. She said she would gladly go to her grave knowing that she beat him. Susan ran in front of them. Susan told him to put the gun down. Ava grabbed Susan with her own gun. Ava dragged Susan to the car.

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Days Update Friday, November 25, 2022

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EJ brings flowers to the cliff where Susan died. EJ paces and holds back tears as he looks over the cliff. EJ then pulls out a flask from his jacket and begins drinking. EJ remains sitting at the cliff in to the night until Rafe arrives and says he thought he might find him here.

Eric goes to see Marlena at her home. They wish each other a Happy Thanksgiving. Eric comes in and asks about the doll on the mantle. Marlena explains that it was a gift from Susan as she was just thinking about her. Eric says he’s sorry to hear the news as he knows they were close. Marlena is sorry she couldn’t host Thanksgiving today but she just didn’t feel like it. Eric says he had a good time at the Pub and he wanted to share some news that he’s very thankful for. Eric then announces to Marlena that he’s going to be a dad which surprises her.

Nicole goes to Jada’s room. Jada tells her that if she’s looking for Eric, he’s out. Nicole responds that she actually came to see her.

Maggie goes to Sarah and Xander’s hotel room to bring them Thanksgiving leftovers. Maggie hoped they might join them for dinner. Sarah says she did too but Xander wasn’t feeling well and stayed in bed all day. Maggie says she’s sorry to hear that and asks where Xander is.

Xander goes to see Gwen at the Horton House. Gwen assures that they are alone since Jack is in New York, visiting Jennifer and Chad took the kids to go see them while Doug and Julie have been asleep for hours. Gwen comments that Xander looks terrible. Xander says he feels terrible and doesn’t know what to do as he feels like his whole life is going to go up in smoke. Gwen asks him to calm down and tell her the whole story.

Marlena tells Eric that she knows how much he’s always wanted a child of his own and calls it wonderful news. Eric questions her hesitation and says it’s okay as he knows she’s thinking that he and Jada hardly know each other and it wasn’t planned which is all true, but she has decided to keep the baby. Marlena asks if he’s okay with that decision. Eric calls it complicated and adds that Kate, of all people, helped Jada with the decision. Marlena questions Eric saying it’s complicated. Eric responds that it’s because of Nicole.

Jada tells Nicole that it’s been a long day and she’s pretty tired. Nicole brings up Jada being in her first trimester and comments that it looked like she was having a nice Thanksgiving dinner. Jada questions how she knows. Nicole admits that she stopped by earlier and saw them, but couldn’t help overhear that Eric said they were going to raise the baby together. Jada questions why Nicole didn’t say anything. Nicole says she didn’t want to interrupt and she was afraid that she would spoil the heartwarming moment by bringing up that Eric broke up with Jada a few days ago to be with her.

Rafe tells EJ that he went by his home and the staff said he had gone out and since he’s been ignoring his calls, he figured he would try to track him down. EJ mocks his detective skills. Rafe reminds him that he’s going to need his statement. EJ comments on Ava and Susan going over the rail and perishing in a rage of fire. EJ adds that Rafe already knows most of it. EJ explains that when he met up with Ava to pay the ransom, she lied and said that Susan was dead but then Susan turned up at the airstrip. EJ says Ava grabbed Susan and dragged her off at gunpoint, so he pursued in his car but Ava swerved hard and now his mother is gone and dead.

Eric tells Marlena that he never meant to lead Jada on. Marlena agrees that’s not who he is. Eric brings up that Jada saw he and Nicole kissing which is why she decided that she wanted to end their relationship. Marlena asks how he feels about it. Eric says he doesn’t blame her and never told her what to do about the pregnancy. Marlena asks if Eric wants the baby. Eric says of course he does and points out that people co-parent without living together all the time, so they just have to figure out a way to make it work together. Eric states that he and Nicole can be together like they want but he and Jada have to figure out how to raise this child. Eric hopes that Nicole can understand.

Jada questions if Nicole is here to give her hell about ruining her happily ever after with Eric. Nicole says no. Jada asks if she’s here to make sure she understands that her co-parenting with Eric will never lead to anything else. Jada argues that she has enough self-respect to not want to be with a man who is in love with someone else and Eric knows that. Jada assumes Eric’s intentions towards Nicole hasn’t changed but she’ll have to take that up with him. Nicole apologizes and says she and Eric never meant for this to happen or for Jada and Rafe to get hurt. Jada then cuts her off and tells her to shut the hell up.

Rafe asks why he gets the feeling that EJ is still not telling him the whole story. EJ claims he doesn’t know. Rafe says this feels extreme even for Ava. EJ feels whatever drove Ava this far is more than a deal she made with EJ to leave town. EJ asks who knows what drives a lunatic like Ava. Rafe complains that EJ is hindering his investigation, so he could arrest him for obstructing justice but he won’t after everything he’s been through. EJ tells Rafe that he appreciates that and offers him a drink from his flask which Rafe accepts.

Xander assumes Gwen has heard the news about Ava and Susan. Gwen confirms that she has and that the Spectator is all over it. Xander says it all went horribly wrong. Xander explains how Bonnie stumbled upon where he was keeping Susan and then Justin came home, so he knew it was only a matter of time before Justin found them. Xander says he should’ve taken that as a sign and ended the whole thing but he wanted his pay day, so he managed to move Susan right before they found Bonnie. Xander states that Bonnie is alright, but Susan wasn’t nearly as lucky.

Sarah tells Maggie that Xander went out for air and hopefully he’ll be back soon and feel like eating. Maggie points out there were a lot of leftovers since no one had much of an appetite tonight. Sarah asks how come. Maggie reminds her of the drama with Bonnie. Maggie is thankful Bonnie is alright but points out how upset she got when Rafe was questioning her. Sarah guesses Victor got on Bonnie’s case and ruined Thanksgiving. Maggie explains that as soon as they sat down, Bonnie was having flashbacks of the creepy clown and got startled, so she spilled her wine in to the gravy and it was all downhill from there. Sarah asks if the police have any leads on Ava’s accomplice. Maggie responds that all they have is Bonnie’s description of a muscle bound man in a clown mask and a blue business suit. Sarah points out the blue business suit part and then picks up Xander’s suit, asking if it was kind of like this one.

EJ didn’t expect Rafe to take a drink, joking that he’s drinking on the job. Rafe responds that it’s been a hell of a rough week. Rafe says it’s nothing compared to what EJ is going through, but he and Nicole are getting divorced. EJ says he’s sorry to hear that. Rafe thought EJ would be gloating since he hates them. EJ guesses he’s not in the gloating mood and asks what happened. EJ then stops and guesses it has something to do with Eric.

Eric tells Marlena that he thought he had come to terms with not becoming a father and then there was the heartbreaking loss of Mackenzie. Eric knows he has nieces, nephews, and Holly but he feels like fate has intervened and says it’s not too much to hope that all things can work out. Marlena guesses Eric hasn’t told Nicole yet about Jada wanting to keep the baby. Eric confirms he hasn’t and knows it’s a sensitive subject since he and Nicole wanted to have a baby together, but Nicole can’t have children. Eric hopes that Nicole doesn’t feel threatened by this baby.

Jada argues that Nicole is not sorry as she got exactly what she wanted. Jada tells Nicole not to pretend to feel bad for her or like she cares about her since her fake sympathy just makes it worse. Nicole says she’s sorry. Jada tells Nicole to imagine being in her shoes where she just moved to town and meets a man who is divorced like she is and his ex-wife is seemingly happily remarried. Jada talks about how it seemed like Eric really liked her and she really liked him so she thinks everything is great but then suddenly, his ex-wife keeps finding reasons to show up at his door and even gives him a job while swearing there’s nothing going on between them until one day, she shows up at his office and sees him locking lips with his ex. Jada cries that later that day, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby, so she’s tied to him for life. Nicole notes that she seems really angry. Jada asks why the hell she wouldn’t be. Nicole admits she would be too. Nicole questions why Jada would want to have a baby that ties her to Eric forever if this is how she feels.

Xander tells Gwen that so many times he could’ve ended it but he was greedy and cowardly. Gwen understands that Ava can be extremely scare. Xander tells Gwen that Ava is insane as she was working out of the DiMera Crypt. Xander says he went in there yesterday and caught her talking to the walls. Xander adds that it only got worse from there as Ava finally lost it and ordered him to kill Susan which shocks Gwen, who asks what he said to that. Xander says he refused but then Ava ripped his mask off to give him more incentive so that everyone would know what he had done if he didn’t kill Susan. Xander states that he couldn’t bring himself to disappoint Sarah yet again, so he let Susan go. Gwen asks what happened then. Xander doesn’t know as somehow Ava got Susan back, the ransom hand off went bad and turned in to a a car chase as Ava ended up driving off a cliff. Gwen insists that this is not Xander’s fault as he tried to help Susan escape, pointing out that he was not driving the car. Xander argues that it is his fault for agreeing to take Susan because if he hadn’t, she would still be alive.

Maggie questions what Sarah is talking about. Sarah points out that Xander’s suit is blue and says a lot of things are starting to add up which Maggie questions. Sarah informs her that last night, Xander told her that he quit his job because his boss asked him to do something that was very wrong. Sarah adds that he was vague but he did say his boss was a woman. Maggie questions if she thinks that Xander was working for Ava. Sarah notes that Xander’s sickness came on suddenly as soon as heard Susan and Ava had died. Sarah says she loves Xander but he was under a lot of pressure to get this job and he is the type of person that Ava would hire to do something like this. Maggie argues that Xander is not that man anymore. Sarah says she didn’t think so either. Maggie questions her suspicion all of a sudden. Sarah says it just doesn’t feel right. Maggie doesn’t think it sounds so strange to her. Sarah asks what about the fact that the kidnapper had Bonnie and Susan in the Kiriakis shed where Xander used to work. Sarah adds that Victor said he never heard of the company Xander was working for, so maybe he made it up because he was working for Ava Vitali.

Rafe confirms to EJ that he and Nicole are getting divorced because of Eric and asks how he knew. EJ responds that everyone knew Nicole and Eric were destined to be together as it seemed like every time they separated, they always found a way to come back to each other. EJ adds that he once thought he and Sami had that kind of connection, but clearly he was mistaken. Rafe is not sure how unbreakable Nicole and Eric’s connection is since it seems like there is already trouble in paradise…

Marlena tells Eric that the baby complicates things between he and Nicole, so she thinks he has to address this with her very soon. Eric confirms that’s where he was heading next. Marlena knows it will be a difficult conversation to have and it could get complicated, but encourages that they have been through so much together and they love each other, so she knows they will find a way to work this out together. Eric thanks her as they hug.

Jada cannot believe Nicole questioned her keeping the baby. Nicole knows she resents her and says she’s just trying to give her some perspective. Nicole says she has been a single mother for years and her daughter was a surprise but she loves her with her whole heart. Nicole argues that she wouldn’t want to go in to parenting with a negative attitude. Jada argues that she didn’t ask for her perspective. Nicole wishes someone had warned her or painted a realistic picture of motherhood for her. Jada questions what the hell that’s supposed to mean. Nicole warns Jada that babies change your life forever, so she needs to decide before it’s too late if she’s ready for this change and somethings he really wants. Nicole asks if Jada has even considered how this would affect her career. Jada responds that Rafe told her that she can take leave any time she wants. Nicole questions how much of that leave will be paid and points out that before she has the baby, she’ll be spending a lot of time behind a desk which has to be a set back for a young, ambitious detective. Jada tells her that’s enough. Nicole adds that when Jada does go back to work, she willl be exhausted all the time and crying over guilt from trying to put her whole heart in to both work and the baby which will leave her feeling bitter and depressed. Nicole acknowledges that Eric will be there for her, but even with that support, she calls it the hardest thing she’s ever done. Nicole points out that she’s going to be in Eric’s life now, which means she’s going to be in Jada’s life, so she’s trying to figure out a way to work this out and help her. Jada yells at her to get out and opens the door so Nicole exits.

Gwen repeats to Xander that this was not his fault since Ava promised that Susan would not get hurt. Xander feels stupid for believing her. Gwen argues that she knew Ava, so she thinks that Ava was telling the truth when she hired him, but it took a horrible turn and if Xander knew how it would turn out, he never would have taken the job. Xander admits when he let Susan go, he thought there was a chance that she would go straight to the cops, so he almost confessed to Sarah but then he remembered when Susan was begging for her life, she promised to keep her mouth shut so he thought by some miracle, she might not say anything so he didn’t tell Sarah. Xander says he just told Sarah that he quit his job, but then he saw the news and he got his miracle since Susan will never talk to anyone ever again. Gwen insists that Xander didn’t want Susan to die and he let her go. Xander complains that he still grabbed her, tied her up, and drugged her, so he’s not a changed man. Xander declares that he’s the same worthless piece of garbage that he’s always been. Gwen disagrees since his intentions were good and honorable as this was about him being a good husband and provider. Xander worries that he has no choice but to tell the truth. Gwen reminds him that Ava and Susan are dead while Bonnie never saw it was him and she’s not going to say anything. Xander asks if she means that. Gwen points out that she could have given him up the other night, but she didn’t and she won’t. Xander brings up everything they have been through. Gwen tells him that she still cares about him and she understands him probably better than anyone which she’s pretty sure is why he is here. Gwen points out that he trusted her with his secret, so she promises his secret is safe with her.

Maggie admits to Sarah that she was skeptical about Xander’s honesty when he first got this job because he wasn’t giving any details. Sarah questions just believing him now. Maggie thinks Sarah is letting her imagination run wild in this case. Maggie says that Xander has a blue suit but so does a million other men. Maggie adds that Ava was in the mafia, so she’s sure she had a dozen muscle bound enforcers on her payroll. Maggie brings up that she’s been married to a changed man for a very long time. Maggie never likes when people plant seeds of doubt regarding Victor’s behavior or honesty. Maggie encourages that the key to the truth is to trust her husband is being honest with her, unless she has overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Sarah asks if Maggie thinks Xander is being honest. Maggie responds that she thinks Xander loves her more than anything and now that he has her back, she doesn’t think he would do anything to risk losing her again. Maggie decides she needs to get home to Victor. Sarah thanks her for the food as they hug. Maggie promises that everything will be alright as she exits.

EJ questions Rafe saying there’s trouble in paradise between Eric and Nicole. They get interrupted as Rafe gets a phone call, so he answers and says he’ll be right there. Rafe informs EJ that he has to get back to the station and asks if he can persuade him to come with him. EJ agrees to go tomorrow, but tonight he’s going to sit here and wallow. Rafe asks EJ to promise he won’t get behind the wheel. EJ assures that his driver is parked nearby. Rafe advises EJ to be careful of the turn. EJ remarks that he doesn’t want to end up like his mother. Rafe then walks away.

Rafe goes to the police station where Jada is working. Rafe questions what Jada is doing there since she didn’t have the holiday shift. Jada responds that she wanted to catch up on paper work and clear her head. Rafe asks if she’s okay. Jada says it’s just been a day. Jada notices that Rafe is not wearing his wedding ring. Rafe informs her that he and Nicole are getting divorced. Jada says she’s sorry. Rafe figured there’s no point in dragging it out, even if Nicole doesn’t go back to Eric because of Jada’s pregnancy. Jada assures that her pregnancy will not be an issue..

Nicole runs in to Eric in the town square. Eric hugs her and says he’s so happy to see her as he was just trying to call her about meeting up. Eric wanted to tell her that Jada has decided to have the baby, but insists it won’t change anything between them. Nicole asks if he’s sure. Eric knows it’s a lot and it’s all happening at once, but assures that they can handle it as they always find a way to make things work. Eric states that he and Jada’s relationship is over and they are going to co-parent but that’s it. Eric tells Nicole that he loves her and only her. Eric promises it will be okay as he hugs her.

Rafe asks if Jada has made a decision about the baby. Jada responds that she was going to go through with the pregnancy until she had time to think about it and consider what her life would really be like if she did. Jada reveals that she’s realized that she can’t do it after all.

Xander goes home to Sarah, who asks if he is feeling better. Xander responds that he is and the fresh air did him good. Sarah is glad and notes that he was out in the cold for so long that he must be freezing. Xander notes that something smells good. Sarah informs him that Maggie brought them leftovers if he has his appetite. Xander confirms that he is starving and says he will get things unpacked. Sarah comments on Xander’s blue suit, so he asks if something is wrong. Sarah says she was just thinking that maybe over dinner, he could tell her if he was the clown that kidnapped Bonnie and Susan.

Marlena sits at home reading a book and is startled when her doll from Susan suddenly falls off the mantle. Marlena picks the doll up and calls it strange, wondering how that happened.

EJ finishes drinking at the cliff and gets up to walk away when he hears a noise. EJ calls out for his mother as he looks in the direction of the sound.

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