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Xander, I just wanted to say.

Something’s wrong. Huh? I need to take your top off. I need to see my work. Well, I need to see too. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I need to know if you’re wearing a wire

from me. Oh, you shouldn’t have Ali. Hey, so where are you going with these flowers? Oh, are you going to see Stephanie? Are you guys back on track now? Now? No, but with a little luck by the end of the night.

Is it a bad time? My dad just left, so No, no, your timing is fine. Well, I, uh, I hope you think that after I tell you why it came, sounds serious. Yeah. Well it is, uh, actually, I mean, it is to me. Jack and I, uh, just had a long talk and he had some advice about what us.

As one of Dr. Marlena Evans Blacks nearest and dearest friends, I am honored to be here to mourn the loss of such a wonderful woman,

Anna. Hi. Uh, sorry. You must have not heard the doorbell. Oh, I’m sorry, Chloe. I was, I was just working on my eulogy for Marlena. Oh, okay. I won’t keep you then. Um, I’m here to see Stephan. Have you seen him around? You know, I haven’t, but I’m sure he must be here somewhere. Oh. Oh. Thank God. He’s, can you hear me Gabby?

You okay? Are you are? Where are we? Why am I tied up somebody on timey? What? You don’t remember why you’re here. You faster? What have you done to him? You were supposed to bring his memories back. Now take them away

like sands through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

So you and Stephan, huh? I heard the two of you had gotten involved. Yeah, we, we were definitely involved. Well, that’s wonderful. I’m very happy for both of you. Is it serious? Oh, I’m sorry. There I go prying again. You know, you don’t have to answer that. No, no. It, it’s, it’s okay. Yeah. Um, we, we were serious, but some circumstances have changed and I’m actually here to tell Stephan that I think that he and I.

Shouldn’t see each other anymore.

What do my memories have to do with any of this? What did you do? I did Of me stop my fault. I did no access to better equipment. Man, look at me. Look at my face. Okay, I see you, but I, I still don’t get any of this. You need to really see me okay. Not just who I am, but what I mean to you. Sorry. We’re, we’re, that’s why we’re here in the basement of your home too.

Undo what Rolf did to you. I, I, I need to make sure that it worked, that there aren’t any side effects. I love you so much and I’m just trying to help. Do you understand that, Stephen? Please? Do you understand?

Well, okay. Wait, wait, wait. You’re just gonna go in there. Cult? Mm-hmm. , like you haven’t sent her a text or a call to warn her that you’re coming? Mm-hmm. ? No point. Sorry. Stephanie’s been ignoring my calls. Okay. So what makes you think she’s gonna agree to actually seeing you? What? Well, because I just spoke to Paulina Price and I told her everything.

I told her how I turned off Steph’s phone. when Chad was trying to call her and I kept her from seeing her mother before she passed. Hmm. I bet Paul had a lot to say about that. Yeah, she did. She definitely let me know her thoughts about me, which weren’t much, but she also shared a little bit about her life and some of the mistakes that she made, like giving up her daughter Lonnie, when she was young.

The whole point that she was trying to make to me was that Lonnie forgave her. So Paulina gave me hope that maybe I could be forgiven for the awful things that I’ve done. Obviously not as serious, but still. She also told me that if I wanted to apologize to Stephanie, I needed to do it the right way in person persuasively.

So flowers, check apology letter. And my best wounded puppy dog look to top it all off . Okay. Well it seems like you’ve really thought of everything. Yeah, Ali. I just really hope it’s not too late to make this happen.

Um, so Jack gave you advice about you and me. I’m, I’m not sure I understand. Yeah. Um, I shouldn’t have, uh, blurted it out that way. That was. Weird. I think I’m just a, I’m a little nervous. It’s hot in here. Can I, I’m gonna take on my coat, if that’s okay. Yeah.

Um,

yeah, so I don’t think I’m gonna say what I rehearse because it’ll probably just come out as, as mosh I’m, I’m just gonna go ahead and shoot from the hip, you know, just say kind of what I’m thinking off the, off the top of my head, if that’s okay. Yeah, it’s okay. So, so I know that I told you that, um, that I didn’t know if or when I would be ready to move on from Abigail.

Um, I said that it would probably be never, but, um, but I’m, I’m. I am hoping now,

really hoping that you and I can have a future anyway.

Oh, what bloody are you talking about? Wow. Your best bud. Leo was here a while back. He wanted to give me a heads up that he’s gonna cut a deal, testify to the grand. I am the one that kidnapped Susan and Bonnie. So I gave him a heads up that if he went through with it, it’d be his last act on this earth.

And how does that have anything to do with me? Well, it’s just a wee bit of a coincidence, isn’t it? That his bestie Guinevere shows up my door out of the blue. Are you here to finish what he started? Get Melinda trash. What? She needs to send a zander down the river. Got it. Picture it. Now you leore and the da.

Let Stitch Sander up to take a for. I mean, why not? He’s a bloody loser. Anyway.

Hi Mommy. I’m so sorry. I didn’t think anyone was in here. No, it’s okay. You can come in. I’m just, uh, I’m trying to figure out what to say. Kayla’s funeral, you know, I just can’t seem to find the right words.

She was an extraordinary woman and doctor. And it’s a tragedy that she’s gone. I still can’t believe it. Me neither.

Are you gonna speak at the funeral too? Oh, um, these aren’t notes for a eulogy. They’re divorce papers. Andrew and I are done. I, I can’t believe you just did that, and I can’t believe you just accused me of wearing a wire. I mean, my God, it was just a couple weeks ago you told me to save myself and testify against you if I was drunk, man.

Yeah. And you’re drunk now. Single more this time. Oh, bloody hell. Well, you can’t blame me for being suspicious when my neck saw from looking over my shoulder all the time. You should know damn well by now that I am the last person. You need to worry about being like that around God. I came here in fact today to reassure you.

You don’t need to worry about me going and cooperating with the police. You don’t believe me. You can ask my father, Jack. We’ll see. You got to do this everything. He gave me an ultimatum. He said, I can go to Rafe, cooperate with the da, we’ll risk him cutting me outta his life forever. What? I was forced to choose one.

I trust you, Sandra.

Okay, so pretend you’re Stephanie. I show up flowers, an apology letter, and obviously I know a letter and a bunch of flowers isn’t gonna turn everything around, but I mean, it’s a start, right? Right. I mean, I, do you think I have a chance or am I just like diluting myself? . I mean, obviously I don’t know what’s in the letter, but assuming that it is a heartfelt, sincere apology, if it were me, yeah, I definitely consider forgiving you and Stephanie.

You know, I mean, she’s hurting right now, obviously, but I think deep down she knows that you are too good to give up. Well, thank you for saying that. And I’m sure that Chanel knows that same thing about you, cuz you are way too good to give up. Yeah. I appreciate you always being in our corner, Alex, but of course I actually don’t think that Chanel does know that about me.

What are you talking about? What do you mean what happened? Well, we tried to talk things out. Uh, didn’t get us very far. So we’re on a break. She moved out. Oh hell no, no, no, no, no. You ally. You know what you gotta. You gotta call her. You get her over here right now, right this instant. And you know what? I’m gonna be the damn couple’s therapist.

I’m gonna do it. I am. I’m obviously not a pro, but I’ve read a lot of articles on relationships lately and I did take a psychology class in college, so I might be able to help out a little bit. Alex, I love you for trying to help, but this is between me and Chanel. I understand. I just hate to see you go through this.

You two seem so good together. We were for a while. But anyways, enough of that. You need to go to Stephanie right now. You need to go. You need to give that girl these flowers and that what I’m sure is a beautifully written letter, , and you gotta tell her how you feel. So go, go, go another minute. Thank you.

Thank you,

You told me just recently. You couldn’t even think about getting involved with someone until you’ve worked through your grief. That was before I had my talk with Jack. You know, I, um, remember how I, I told you that I, that I was worried that it would be unfair to you if we got involved because of my feelings for abi my, my inability to move on.

And so, Jack and I, we talked about,

I’m never gonna get over her. She’ll always be in my heart. I’ll always see her and my kids

I’m always gonna have memories of her. And then

Jack said something that was, Very simple, very insightful, which was, and I can’t let that hold me back.

I can’t let that hold me back

because if I do, it’ll never be the right time. You know, if I just, if I’m just expecting that one day I’m gonna wake up and I’m not gonna,

Or miss her still being here. Still my wife, still the mother of my children still alive. It’ll never happen. I’m never gonna get over her.

I’ll never not wish for them.

So I’m, I have to learn to live with those feelings, those yearnings as I go forward. And I realize that I don’t want to wait

because I know that if I wait, I might miss out on something. Great.

Something really great.

Chloe, did something happen between you and Stephan? He didn’t cheat on you, did he? No, no. It’s, it’s nothing like that. Uh, actually, he, he wants to give us a chance of being together. , I guess I, I just don’t know if he truly knows what he wants.

Is that your phone? No, I thought it was yours. Oh. Um,

landlord . I keep saying who even has these anymore Damara residents. Statesville Prison. Sure. I’ll accept the call.

Vivian Alama, why are you calling?

So you brought. Yes. And you had him work on me. I had him fix you, and, and it was intense, which is maybe why you’re confused right now. But just look, look at me and just tell me what you feel right now. I, I.

I feel like I love you

I

to protect me over your relationship with your father. Are you crazy?

I’ve been called worse. Please the world to you. So do you.

I love you big knob. I mean, don’t you get that?

I suppose though, what is crazy is all that I’ve done for you is no hope of it ever menting to anything. And that’s because you are in love with Sarah and I know that eventually she will forgive you all your trespasses and you will probably pick up right where you left off and I will just be left with heartbreak for my troubles.

But that’s fine.

I’m still happy I did it and I would do it again if I needed to. Cause that is how much I care about. You think Sarah and I are gonna patch things up

if history is any indication? Well, she left not long ago. We should get her back here. She can show you the divorce papers I just signed.

Nope, not. Not blaming what? Come on, Sarah. You know, any minute Alexander’s gonna come walking through that door with a bottle of bubbly thanking me for forcing you to give him another chance. Yeah, Bonnie, trust me, that is never gonna happen. Hmm. Why not? Because I went to go see Xander like you urged me to do, and I walked in on him and g.

But, uh, locked in on him and as in. No, I mean, not walked in him as in, but they were both soaking wet and she was wearing his shirt. He swore to me that nothing would ever happen between them. And you know what? That’s not even the reason that we can’t be together. We can’t be together because he and I we’re just, we’re too incompatible in so many ways.

And look, I will admit the. Bad boy thing was part of the reason that attracted me to him, but that was because it was fun and and exciting. Now it’s, it’s scary and, and it’s unsettling. I can’t handle it anymore. So Justin dripped these papers and I got Xander to sign them once I signed them. It’ll be over for good when hell freezes over.

So let me get this straight. You think you and I have a shot at something? Excuse me. Great. I guess this was a mistake. A mistake you think, and yet it was only a short time ago that you told me in no uncertain terms that you weren’t ready, that it was too soon. Yeah, I said that, and that is why I gave into Alex, who was relentless about us getting together.

And now you’re telling me I didn’t have to shoot. You’re mad. I’m, I’m. It could have been you and me this whole time. If only you’d known, but you didn’t, did you all this just suddenly hit you tonight? Well, do you know what I have to say to that? What? Thank God you didn’t. Wait another minute.

Vivian slowed down. Your son Stephanie is where? With whom? Vivian, I am not following you. You know Chloe is here. Does she know what this is about? Okay. Chloe, she wants to talk to you.

Vivian, what? What’s going on? Oh my. Gabby has stuff in captive downstairs in the secret room.

Did did you just say you love me? You’re not lying. You really love me, love you. Want you, oh my God. These feelings. You’re just rushing through my body. I can’t imagine how I felt any other. It worked. I can’t believe it worked right? I dunno if it really worked. It’s possible that he may be faking. Is is it true?

What? Saying it. Are you faking it? Do you still hate me? No. Gabby, I can never hate you. I know I said it before, but it bears repeating. I love you with all in my.

I wanna believe that more than more than you know. But how do I know you’re not lying? Kiss me. Kiss me and find out.

Bonnie, this is silly. Just give those back. You’re rushing things. I am not rushing things when it comes to Xander, so please just give me those back so I can finalize my divorce. No, you need to think about this buddy. Give those to me right now. Back off. Stop this. Arm. I rip these to shreds and eat every bite.

Pulled out all the starts with Sarah. Tried to make her see how much she means to me. I can’t lose her. Tried to make her reconsidered reminder why she was attracted to me in the first place because I do. Things like the occasional kidnapping. So she likes that you are a bad boy. Apparently there are limits and I have exceeded them.

So she’s done. She doesn’t wanna be married to me anymore, so Sarah and I are over. Good this time,

hunter, I’m really.

What’s wrong? I thought I heard something. I dunno. Did you? No, I was probably nothing.

So what do you think? That felt real and great. . Oh, Gabby, I am sorry I treated you so terribly, but that wasn’t me. That wasn’t the real. Me. I look at you now and I I see my precious, beautiful life. So perfect for me. And I I love you. I love you so much. You believe me now, don’t you? I believe you. I believe you.

Get away from him. What the hell? What the hell is right? I just talked to Vivian. You’ve taken Step in prisoner. Oh, you’re too late. Step Love meet you. You right Kevin. I do love you. But what I,

I love you too,

Alex. How did it go? Did you like the flowers? Did you like the letter? Uh, I think you can guess how it went since here I am alone, which is more than I can say for Stephanie.

You okay?

God, I need to get back in shape. I think I, my, my, my heart’s beating so hard.

I’m just really relieved that you’re so, um.

So what, just follow, receptive, you know, to everything. And I, I, I know that I’ve, I’ve done a complete 180 about everything since I had that talk with Jack. Oh, I’m very glad you had that talk. Yeah, thank you. I just know, you know, you’re going through so much right now. Dealing with the loss of your mother, and, and I know that you’re, you know, you’re helping your father and your brothers plan everything.

I, I, I should go. All right. I, I’m gonna go, what? Yeah. You know, and then I’m just gonna give you some space, and then in a week or two when things have settled down a little bit, maybe you and I can pick up where we left off. Yeah. Um, That talk you had with Jack sounds to me like part of what he said didn’t get through to you.

What do you mean? Didn’t he say that there’s never going to be a right time? Yeah.

Hey, second. Hey, listen, you don’t know what you’re saying, okay? You don’t. You don’t love Chloe anymore. Dr. Vall fix you. It’s, it’s me you love. I do love you, Gabby. Okay, great. Now, now, thank. How do you feel about Chloe? I love her too. Oh my God know. I know what’s going on here. You undo his feelings for Chloe.

He had no feelings for her. When we finally got together, you need to finish where you started. I’m sorry. There’s nothing I can do, I’m afraid. Stefan’s current state of mind is. Immutable. No, no.

Fine. I’m not sorry that Sarah moved on from you. I mean, why should I be? Because you claim to care about me. My soon-to-be ex-wife thinks I’m the coming of the earth. Yes, I do. I do. I do care about you and I don’t want you to get hurt, but at the same time, you prefer me unattached

and. Well, the divorce papers I just sign say different. I’ll tell you. Oh, papers that might never be filed or papers that might be ripped in the papers will be filed. Gwen Fireplace, it doesn’t matter. There might be just a hiccup here happening. It might just be a bump in the road. I mean, you and Sarah, you’ll make up and Sarah might have regrets or you’ll do something really romantic and lovely and that will just leave me.

I am Nicole. Exactly. Quinn, listen to me and you listen. Good. Okay. Sarah and I are totally irrevocably over. I’m not just talking about her feelings, I’m talking about mine. I mean, why I don’t want to be with somebody who’s just always moving the goalposts. I want a bad boy, but he can’t be too bad. I love you so much, but not enough to forgive you for something you did.

Even if it was for my own good. I, all I wanted was to give the woman the kind of life I felt she deserved, and how did she thank me? She hers insults at me in files for divorce.

Who instead of throwing me under the bus, like I so richly deserve, you

throw away a chance of a relationship with your dad and for what? You had no guarantee that that’d get you anywhere with me. You only did it because you care, because you have faith in me. Because you don’t judge.

Show you that

I know that you think that you’re being a good. And that this is helpful, but it is anything. But in fact, it is making me very upset, as you can see. Yeah. Well, you’re gonna be even more upset if you file these papers and then one day wake up maybe tomorrow and regret this with every cell of your being.

The only thing that I regret is getting involved with Sandra in the first place. Ronnie, if you rip up those. I’m just gonna call Justin and have him drop another set, and then I will take those to Xander and have him sign them again. So yes, you can delay this whole thing with your shenanigans, but you cannot stop it.

So why interfere in my life thus infuriating me when you can just do the respectful and dignified thing and hand me those papers first.

So Chad was with Stephanie when you arrived? Yes. The door was open and I saw them together. Together like, like I saw them together. Ellie, I saw them kissing. Alex, I’m so sorry. Me. Me too. Me. But mostly Allie, I am sorry because I feel like the biggest idiot who has ever lived turning off her phone when Chad was trying to reach her.

I mean, I, I, I’ve done some selfish, stupid things in my life, but this is by far the stupidest, most selfish of all time. Okay? Seriously, there’s no way that you could have not, it doesn’t matter. Whatever. I, whether I knew it or I didn’t know what Allie, what I did was wrong. I did it for the wrong reasons, and I’m gonna end up regretting that for the rest of my life.

It’s pathetic. Allie.

I just pushed the woman of my dreams into the arms of another man.

How you, um, no more doubts, no more hesitations. And if you were about to ask me if I’m sure. This is my.

You,

you realize you’ve lost every. You find for where has it been? What will it take to be happy kin,

your second chance is your fault or your fifth. You kinda lose track when life gives you. Her tonight will make your head spill. Is that what it takes to be happy?

Don’t give up the fight. The hope.

The love of your life may be,

your life may

call out the name that you hear in. Then take ride in the way back

time to say

the.

Is right here.

The love of your life might be dust.

To be.

Alex, the last thing that you are is pathetic. And hey, maybe the kiss that you saw between Chad and Stephanie, maybe it was a goodbye kiss. Thank you for trying, Ellie. But no, it was not a goodbye kiss. And can we please just not talk about this anymore? Please. Please. Okay. Okay. Sorry, I just, I hate to see you hurting.

Thank you, but I will survive. What about you? What’s going on? Surprised to see her at the square. So Lane? Yeah, I just have to come back. I left something at the bakery. Ah, so that means you haven’t heard from Chanel? Haven’t seen her. Nope. I’ve got no idea where we stand. But I feel like if I had gone to see her, I probably would’ve witnessed something similar to what you did.

You mean with Johnny? Yeah. Or someone. It could have been literally someone just met. I don’t know. Chanel is very friendly. She likes to flirt a lot. That would be the hurt talking. Yeah, I know. I know. I’m hurt. Aren’t we the pair? Mm.

You wanna grab a drink? I thought you’d never ask

Oh, damn, I forgot the flowers. , I don’t need flowers. No, no. But when you showed up at my door, anyone I did need.

Chad, your feelings must be all over the place right now.

Yeah, they are.

I promise you. I’m exactly where I.

thank you. I’ll have, you know, I was standing up for true love.

I get it, but because as it turns out, true love wasn’t what X felt for me, or he wouldn’t have behaved so despicably or disloyal. I am going to sit here.

Do you still tap?

It’s not you. I don’t. It’s just that

I find it so hard to believe that something I, I want so badly. It’s actually within reach. It wasn’t within the range. He’s here. Gwe, I’m here. That’s what’s so hard to believe since. I mean, I’m not at all used to things working out for me, so I might have noticed nothing ever works out for me either.

Maybe that’s why we’re supposed to be together. So now why don’t we see if we can finally make something work out for ourselves?

Immutable my ass. Nothing is immutable. Not even death. You’ve proven that you gotta do something about this. I’m sorry, Gabriela. I can’t knock myself. New equipment. Come on. Let’s get you untied so we can figure this out. Figure th there’s nothing to figure out. I’m in love with the two most beautiful women in the world.

How lucky am I?

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Gwen goes to Xander’s motel room where Xander immediately grabs her and kisses her. Xander brings her inside, then stops and tells her to take her top off because he needs to be sure she’s not wearing a wire.

Alex walks through the town square with flowers and runs in to Allie. Allie asks if he’s going to see Stephanie and if they are back on track. Alex says they aren’t, but he hopes so by the end of the night.

Chad shows up at Stephanie’s door and asks if it’s a bad time. Stephanie says that her dad just left, so his timing is fine. Chad hopes she still thinks that after he tells her why he came. Stephanie notes that he sounds serious. Chad informs her that he and Jack just had a long talk and he had some advice about them.

Anna is at the DiMera Mansion, writing a eulogy for Marlena’s funeral. Chloe walks in and greets her. Chloe says she’s here to see Stefan and asks if she’s seen him around. Anna says she hasn’t, but she’s sure he must be there somewhere.

Gabi frantically checks on Stefan and makes sure that he’s still alive, asking if he can hear her. Stefan regains consciousness and says Gabi’s name. Gabi asks if he’s alright. Stefan questions where the hell they are and why he’s tied up. Gabi questions him not remembering why he’s there. Gabi asks what Dr. Rolf has done as he was supposed to bring his memories back, not take them away.

Anna asks Chloe about her and Stefan as she heard they had gotten involved. Chloe confirms they definitely were. Anna is happy for them and asks if it’s serious, then apologizes for prying. Chloe informs her that they were serious, but circumstances have changed, so she’s actually hear to tell Stefan that she doesn’t think they should see each other anymore.

Stefan asks what his memories have to do with this. Gabi questions what Dr. Rolf did. Dr. Rolf responds that he did what was asked of him and it’s not his fault that he didn’t have access to better equipment. Stefan still doesn’t get it. Gabi tells Stefan to see what she means to him and that’s why he’s in his basement, to undo what Dr. Rolf did to him and that there’s no side effects. Gabi tells Stefan that she loves him so much and asks if he understands.

Allie questions Alex planning on just going to Stephanie’s without a text or call. Alex says there’s no point since she’s been ignoring him. Allie questions what makes him think that Stephanie will agree to actually seeing him. Alex informs her that he just spoke to Paulina and told her everything. Allie bets Paulina had a lot to say about that which Alex confirms. Alex adds that Paulina also shared about mistakes she had made and how Lani forgave her for giving her up. Alex says it gave him hope that maybe he could be forgiven for the awful things he has done. Alex adds that Paulina told him that he needed to apologize to Stephanie the right way in person, so he has flowers and an apology letter. Allie guesses he thought of everything. Alex hopes it’s not too late to make this happen.

Stephanie asks Chad about Jack giving him advice about them as she’s not sure she understands. Chad apologizes for blurting it out that way and admits he’s a little nervous. Chad decides he won’t say what he rehearsed and will just shoot from the hip and say what he’s thinking off the top of his head. Chad knows he told Stephanie that he didn’t know if or when he would be ready to move on from Abigail and that it would probably be never, but he’s hoping now that they can have a future anyway.

Gwen questions what Xander is talking about. Xander informs her that Leo was there to give him a heads up that he’s going to cut a deal to testify to the grand jury that he kidnapped Susan and Bonnie, so he warned him that if he did, it would be his last act on earth. Gwen asks what that has to do with her. Xander questions it being a coincidence that she shows up after Leo and asks if she’s here to finish what he started by getting Melinda what she needs to send him down the river. Xander says he can picture Gwen, Leo, and Melinda setting him up to take the fall because he’s a loser. Gwen then slaps Xander.

Sarah enters the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion and finds Bonnie, who is trying to write her speech for Kayla’s funeral but she can’t seem to find the right words. Sarah encourages her and calls it a tragedy she still can’t believe that Kayla is gone. Bonnie asks if Sarah will speak at the funeral too but Sarah reveals that the papers she’s holding are divorce papers as she and Xander are done.

Xander can’t believe Gwen just slapped him while Gwen can’t believe he accused her of wearing a wire. Gwen argues that just a couple weeks ago, he told her to save herself and testify against him. Xander argues that he was drunk then while Gwen points out that he’s drunk now. Xander feels she can’t blame him for being suspicious as he’s always having to look over his shoulder. Gwen argues that he should know by now that she is the last person he needs to worry about. Gwen says she came to reassure him that he doesn’t need to worry about her cooperating with the police and if he doesn’t believe her, he can ask Jack. Xander questions what Jack has to do with this. Gwen then reveals that Jack gave her an ultimatum of going to Rafe and cooperating with Melinda or risk Jack cutting her out of his life for good, so she was forced to choose one. Gwen informs Xander that she chose him.

Alex tells Allie that he knows flowers and an apology letter won’t turn everything around but it’s a start. Alex asks if she thinks he has a chance or if he’s just deluding himself. Allie says if she were Stephanie, she would definitely consider forgiving him. Allie thinks Stephanie knows deep down that Alex is too good to give up. Alex thanks her and says he’s sure Chanel knows the same about her. Allie appreciates Alex always being in their corner, but she doesn’t think Chanel knows that about her. Alex asks what she’s talking about and what happened. Allie explains that they tried to talk but it didn’t go well, so they are on a break and Chanel moved out. Alex can’t believe it and urges Allie to call Chanel and get her over now. Alex decides he will be their couples therapist so he might be able to help. Allie loves him for wanting to help but says this is between her and Chanel. Alex understands and just hates to see her going through this as they seemed so good together. Allie says they were for awhile and then urges Alex to go see Stephanie with the flowers and his letter. Alex thanks her and walks away.

Stephanie brings up that Chad just recently told her that he couldn’t even think of getting involved with somebody until he worked through his grief. Chad says that was before his talk with Jack. Chad mentions telling her that he felt it would be unfair to get involved with her because of his feelings for Abigail and his inability to move on. Chad acknowledges that he will never get over Abigail as she will always be in his heart and he will always see her in their kids. Chad adds that Jack said something that was very simple and insightful; that he can’t let that hold him back because it will never be the right time as he will never stop missing Abigail. Chad repeats that he will never get over Abigail, so he has to learn to live with those feelings as he goes forward. Chad realizes he doesn’t want to wait because he knows he might miss out on something really great.

Anna asks Chloe if something happened between her and Stefan. Chloe says that Stefan wants to give them a chance at being together, but she just doesn’t know if he truly knows what he wants. A phone rings which they acknowledge is neither of their phone. Anna finds that it’s the landline and answers the call which is from Statesville Prison. Anna accepts the call and it’s from Vivian Alamain. Anna questions why she is calling.

Stefan asks Gabi about bringing him here to have Dr. Rolf work on him. Gabi asks what Stefan feels right now. Stefan responds that he feels like he loves Gabi with all his heart.

Xander questions Gwen choosing to protect him over her relationship with her father and asks if she’s crazy since Jack means the world to her. Gwen cries that Xander does too as she loves him. Gwen brings up all she has done for Xander with no hope of it ever amounting to anything because he’s in love with Sarah and she knows that Sarah will eventually forgive him, and they will pick up where they left off while she will be left with heartbreak for her troubles but says that’s fine as she’s still happy that she did it and would do it again because that’s how much she cares about him. Xander questions her thinking that he and Sarah will patch things up. Gwen says if history is any indication but Xander reveals that they just signed the divorce papers.

Bonnie tells Sarah that she’s not buying that she and Xander are done as she expects Xander to be thanking her for convincing Sarah to give him another chance. Sarah tells her that will never happen because she went to see Xander and walked in on her and Gwen, both soaking wet and she was wearing his shirt. Sarah says that Xander swore nothing would ever happen between them but that’s not even the reason they can’t be together. Sarah declares that they are just too incompatible. Sarah admits that Xander’s bad boy image was part of what attracted her to him, but that was because it was fun and exciting while now it’s scary and unsettling and she can’t handle it anymore. Sarah states that Justin drew up the divorce papers and got Xander to sign them, so once she signs them, it will be over for good. Bonnie says when Hell freezes over and grabs the papers away from Sarah.

Stephanie questions Chad thinking they could have something great. Chad guesses this was a mistake. Stephanie reminds him that he recently told her that he wasn’t ready and it was too soon which is why she gave in to Alex, who was relentless about them getting together, but now he’s telling her that she didn’t have to. Stephanie declares that it could’ve been her and Chad all this time, if only he had known but he didn’t and all of this just suddenly hit him tonight. Stephanie then tells Chad thank God that he didn’t wait another minute. Stephanie suddenly kisses Chad. Alex then arrives and opens the door to see them kissing.

Vivian tries to explain things to Anna, who is confused. Anna then tells Chloe that Vivian wants to speak with her and hands her the phone. Chloe is shocked to learn that Gabi has Stefan captive downstairs in the secret room.

Gabi questions if Stefan just said he loves her. Stefan confirms that he loves her and wants her. Stefan says the feelings are rushing through his body and he can’t imagine feeling any other way. Gabi can’t believe it really worked. Dr. Rolf points out that they don’t know it worked as it’s possible that Stefan could be faking it. Stefan tells Gabi that he could never hate her and repeats that he loves her with all his heart. Gabi wants to believe him but asks how she knows he’s not lying. Stefan tells her to kiss him and find out, so she does.

Sarah tells Bonnie to give her back her divorce papers, so that she can finalize her divorce but Bonnie refuses, feeling that Sarah is rushing things and that she needs to think about this. Sarah chases Bonnie for the papers but Bonnie warns her to back off or she will rip the papers to shreds.

Xander tells Gwen about how he pulled out all the stops for Sarah and tried to make her reconsider but apparently he’s exceeded her limits, so she’s done and doesn’t want to be married to him anymore. Xander declares that he and Sarah are over for good this time. Gwen holds his hand and says she’s really sorry, but Xander says she’s not.

Alex sees Stephanie and Chad kissing, so he quietly pulls the door back and places his flowers and letter outside the door as he then walks away. Stephanie stops and tells Chad that she thought she heard something but guesses it was probably nothing as they continue kissing.

Gabi tells Stefan that it felt real and great. Stefan apologizes for treating her so terribly but says that wasn’t the real him. Stefan calls her his precious and beautiful wife. Stefan repeats that he loves her so much. Gabi says she believes him and they kiss until Anna and Chloe come in to interrupt. Anna asks what the hell while Chloe reveals she just spoke to Vivian, who told her that Gabi had taken Stefan prisoner. Gabi tells Chloe that she’s too late as Stefan loves her now. Stefan responds that Gabi is right that he loves her, but he loves Chloe too.

Alex sadly walks back through the town square where Allie excitedly asks him how it went. Alex tells her that she can guess how it went since he’s back here alone, which is more than he can say for Stephanie.

Stephanie and Chad kiss onto the couch until Stephanie notices the door is cracked open. Chad gets up and quickly shuts it. Stephanie asks if he’s okay. Chad jokes that he needs to get back in shape since his heart is beating so hard. Chad is just really relieved that Stephanie is so accepting of everything since he did a complete 180 about everything after his talk with Jack. Stephanie is glad that he had that talk with Jack. Chad brings up everything Stephanie is going through with losing Kayla and decides that he should go. Chad says he’ll give her some space and then in a week or two when things settle down a bit, maybe they can pick up where they left off. Stephanie reminds Chad of his talk with Jack and asks if part of what he said didn’t get through to him. Chad asks what she means. Stephanie reminds him that there’s never going to be a right time, so they continue kissing. Stephanie then takes Chad to her bedroom.

Gabi argues that Stefan doesn’t know what he’s saying, as he loves her not Chloe. Stefan repeats that he does love Gabi, but he does love Chloe too. Gabi realizes that Dr. Rolf restored Stefan’s feelings for her, but did not erase his feelings for Chloe, so she orders Dr. Rolf to finish what he started. Dr. Rolf responds that he’s sorry but there’s nothing he can do, leaving Gabi in disbelief.

Gwen admits to Xander that she’s not sorry that Sarah moved on from him. Xander says she claimed to care about him while Sarah thinks he’s the scum of the earth. Gwen assures that she does care about him and doesn’t want him to get hurt. Gwen points out that the divorce papers might never be filed or be ripped up or thrown in a fire. Gwen says it could be a bump in the road and then they make up or Sarah will have regrets and she will be left out in the cold. Xander tells Gwen that he and Sarah are totally over and he’s not just talking about her feelings, but his. Xander asks why he would want to be with someone who is always just moving the goalposts. Xander says all he wanted was to give Sarah the life he thought she deserved and she hurls insults at him and files for divorce, meanwhile there’s Gwen, who instead of throwing him under the bus like he deserves, she threw away a chance at a relationship with her dad. Xander adds that she had no guarantee it would get her anywhere with him but she did it because she cares, has faith in him, and doesn’t judge him. Xander wants to show her how that makes him feel as he then kisses her.

Sarah knows Bonnie thinks she’s being a good friend and that this is helpful, but says it’s anything but. Sarah adds that it’s making her very upset. Bonnie feels Sarah will be even more upset if she files the divorce papers and then wakes up regretting it. Sarah responds that she only regrets getting involved with Xander in the first place. Sarah warns that if Bonnie rips up the divorce papers, she’ll just have Justin draw up another set and have Xander sign them again. Sarah declares that Bonnie can delay the process but not stop it, so she asks her to just do the respectful and dignified thing by handing her back the papers.

Alex informs Allie that he saw Chad and Stephanie kissing. Allie says she’s so sorry. Alex says he is too and he feels like the biggest idiot who ever lived. Alex calls turning off Stephanie’s phone the most stupid and selfish thing he’s ever done. Alex admits it was wrong and he did it for the wrong reasons, so he’s going to end up regretting it for the rest of his life. Alex declares that he just pushed the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man.

Stephanie brings Chad to the bedroom and tells him no more doubts or hesitation as they kiss and begin to undress each other as they then kiss onto the bed.

Allie encourages Alex that maybe Stephanie and Chad were kissing goodbye. Alex assures it wasn’t and doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. Allie hates to see him hurting. Alex thanks her but says he will survive. Alex asks about Allie since she’s in the town square so late. Allie says she just had to come back as she left something at the Bakery. Alex guesses that means she hasn’t heard from or seen Chanel. Allie confirms that she has no idea where they stand, but she feels like if she went to see Chanel, she would’ve witnessed something similar to what Alex did. Allie remarks that Chanel is very friendly and likes to flirt a lot. Alex invites Allie out for a drink which she accepts and they walk off together.

Chad and Stephanie lay in bed together after having sex. Chad jokes that he forgot to bring her flowers. Stephanie says she doesn’t need flowers but when he showed up at her door, she knew what she did need. They kiss. Stephanie acknowledges that Chad’s feelings must be all over the place right now which he admits. Chad promises that he’s exactly where he wants to be as they continue kissing.

Bonnie gives in and hands Sarah back the divorce papers. Bonnie argues that she was standing up for true love. Sarah gets it but says it turns out, true love wasn’t what Xander felt for her or else he wouldn’t have behaved so despicably. Sarah declares that she is now going to end it, so Bonnie leaves the room. Sarah then signs the divorce papers.

Xander and Gwen continue kissing. Xander asks if she still doubts him. Gwen responds that it’s not him that she doubts, but she finds it so hard to believe that something she wants so badly is actually within reach. Xander assures that he’s here. Gwen calls it hard to believe because she’s not used to things working out for her. Xander relates to that and says maybe that’s why they are supposed to be together. Xander suggests they see if they can finally make something work out for themselves as they kiss on the bed.

Gabi argues with Dr. Rolf and says he better do something about this. Dr. Rolf repeats that he can’t without new equipment. Anna unties Stefan and says they need to figure this out, but Stefan declares that there’s nothing to figure out as he’s in love with the two most beautiful women in the world, so how lucky is he.

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Stephanie is at home, listening again to Alex’s last voicemail where he asked her to give her a chance to make things up to her. Stephanie declares that there is nothing left to say and deletes the voicemail.

Alex is working out at the Kiriakis Mansion when Paulina walks in and greets him. Alex asks if there’s something he could do for her. Paulina responds that she was looking for Justin since her defense team could use another lawyer and she knows he’s one of the best. Alex tells her that he’s not home. Paulina then says that as long as she’s here, she’s going to give Alex a piece of her mind.

Chad goes home to the Horton house and is surprised to see Jack is home. Chad hugs him and says they’ve missed him and the kids are going to be so happy to see him. Chad asks Jack if everything is okay. Jack responds that he just cut Gwen out of his life for good.

In the town square, Leo questions Gwen choosing Xander over her job, her home, and her relationship with her father which she confirms. Leo asks if Xander is really worth sacrificing everything else that matters to her, especially when he’s still very much in love with Sarah.

Xander refuses to sign the divorce papers and tells Sarah that he loves her with all his heart. Sarah tells him not to fight her on this and to do the right thing for once by letting her go.

Dr. Rolf arrives in the DiMera Tunnels secret room where Gabi tells Stefan that she told him that she would find Dr. Rolf and now he can put Stefan back to the way he was before, when she was the only woman he loved.

Chad asks Jack about Gwen refusing to do the right thing. Jack explains that he told Gwen that he would fire her, kick her out of the house, and disown her as his daughter but she still chose to defend Xander. Jack admits that he never thought Gwen would defy him like that, but she did and walked out the door. Jack declares that now he has lost both his daughters.

Leo tells Gwen that she and Jack had gotten so close. Gwen brings up how she wanted to destroy Jack’s family when she first came to Salem because she was so angry, thinking he had thrown her away and she did terrible things to Jennifer and Abigail. Gwen talks about how Jack felt so guilty when he learned that Laura sent her mother away without telling him that she existed, so he still tried to have a relationship with her. Leo asks if it was all out of guilt then. Gwen says that’s how Jack was able to be so kind and forgiving, but she rewarded him by giving him trouble at every turn. Leo feels she’s been hard on herself. Gwen says now she can’t seem to break the pattern of hurting and disappointing Jack. Gwen adds that this time, he was so upset with her that she just accepted the fact that he would probably be better without her in his life because she loves him so much, so she decided to do the unselfish thing and let him go which is what she ultimately had to do with Xander.

Xander asks Sarah to let him explain what she thinks she walked in on the other night. Sarah argues that she knows what she saw. Sarah says he and Gwen were both half naked. Xander explains that he was drowning his sorrows until Gwen shoved him in to the shower to try to sober him up and they both got a little wet, so they had to change clothes. Xander insists there was nothing romantic going on and begs Sarah to believe him.

Stefan doesn’t understand as he thought Dr. Rolf was missing. Gabi says it turns out Li knew where he was and had been bankrolling him the entire time. Gabi adds that she figured she would find something incriminating in Li’s room and she found his burner phone. Gabi notes that Dr. Rolf was actually already on his way back to Salem, so it seems like fate wants them to be together.

Sarah tells Xander that it doesn’t matter if she believes him or not. Xander says it matters to him. Xander then realizes Sarah never said why she came over that night and asks if it wasn’t to bring him divorce papers. Sarah confirms it wasn’t and that Justin and Bonnie convinced her to give him another chance, but then she changed her mind because she saw him with Gwen. Xander calls it a huge misunderstanding so there’s no reason not to give him another chance.

Leo argues that Gwen didn’t walk away from Jack out of love and concern for him, but because she can’t quit Xander. Gwen knows Leo wants her to testify against Xander and cut a deal. Gwen admits she was tempted by Jack. Leo encourages her but Gwen worries that Xander could go to prison for the rest of his life and the thought of that was too painful to her, so she couldn’t do it. Gwen says she tried to tell herself to let him go and that they are just friends. Gwen then admits that she just can’t give up on Xander and that’s because she’s still in love with him, even if he doesn’t love her back.

Jack tells Chad that he gave Gwen so many chances like his family did to him, but Abigail went through hell because of her and he blames himself for that. Chad notes that he blames himself too because he believed Gwen’s lies and doubted Abigail’s commitment to their marriage and betrayed her. Jack encourages that Chad and Abigail worked through all that. Jack assures that Chad made Abigail so happy. Chad wishes he could keep making her happy since she made him happier than he could’ve ever dreamed. Chad thinks he’s persuaded himself that Abigail would want him to live his life without her and not wallow. Chad states that for the kids, he has to be strong. Jack encourages that he has been strong and he’s helped keep Abigail’s memory alive. Jack mentions how Charlotte was so excited talking about going skating with Chad and Stephanie. Chad calls that a good day. Jack encourages that he deserves more good days. Jack tells Chad that he has a lot more to give and calls him a good man. Jack hopes that Chad finds love again and he thinks Abigail would feel the same way.

Stephanie works on typing a speech for Kayla’s funeral. Steve comes home. Stephanie didn’t expect him back so soon. Steve mentions that Joey and Tripp are still at the hospital, talking about donating Kayla’s body to science. Steve states that Kayla always wanted to be an organ donor, but now thanks to Kristen, they can’t even grant her last wish. Stephanie talks about working on Kayla’s eulogy. Steve encourages that the right words will come to her at the right time. Stephanie keeps thinking about what she would’ve said if she would’ve gotten to the hospital in time. Steve urges her to let go of that snice Kayla knew how much she loved her. Stephanie wanted to say goodbye and says she should’ve been there. Steve tells her to stop blaming herself since it was not her fault. Stephanie responds that it was someone else’s.

Alex questions Paulina wanting to give her a piece of her mind. Paulina says it’s about Stephanie. Alex says he should’ve known. Paulina goes over Stephanie telling her that she lost her chance to say goodbye to Kayla since Alex turned her phone off. Alex says there’s nothing she could say to him that Stephanie hasn’t already. Paulina is glad that Stephanie kicked him to the curb. Alex assures that he is beating himself up over it.

Stefan recalls at Dr. Rolf’s lab, there was a ton of equipment when he programmed him while there is nothing down here. Dr. Rolf reveals that he stashed some equipment in the tunnels so it won’t be a problem and he’ll make it work. Stefan questions why he’s going along with this. Gabi informs him that it’s what his father Stefano would have wanted, as he wouldn’t want his son walking around brainwashed. Gabi then sends Dr. Rolf to get what he needs. Stefan tells Gabi that he hates her. Gabi says he won’t for long and promises that when his real feelings come back, he will thank her. Stefan promises that he won’t.

Chad tells Jack that he can’t think of finding love again when Abigail still has his heart and always will. Chad mentions going to her grave on Christmas Eve and thinking she appeared to him to tell him to move on with his life. Jack thinks that means Chad has been thinking about the idea. Jack believes that was Chad’s subconscious giving him permission to move on because that’s what Abigail would want. Jack brings up Chad and Stephanie growing closer. Chad tells him there’s nothing going on between them. Chad then admits there might have been, but he put a stop to it because he realized he wasn’t ready and didn’t know if he ever would be. Chad says Stephanie understood because she loved Abigail too. Jack asks if Stephanie is willing to wait until he’s ready. Chad says no because he felt it would be unfair to hold her back, so she moved on with Alex Kiriakis. Jack finds that funny as Alex doesn’t seem like her type. Chad admits he might not be after all since they broke up. Jack encourages that maybe it’s the time for Chad to make his move.

Stephanie tells Steve that she can’t believe she ever thought she loved Alex as she’s never met someone so self-consumed. Stephanie cries that she’s so angry at him and at herself for ever trusting him. Steve is sorry that happened to her but repeats that Kayla knew how much she loved her. Steve adds that at the end, Kayla was at peace, so she would want her to be at peace too.

Alex tells Paulina that if he had any idea why Chad was trying to reach Stephanie, he would have never turned her phone off and he just thought Chad was looking for another reason to interrupt them. Alex acknowledges that’s no excuse and that what he did was wrong, but he can’t take it back now. Alex doesn’t think there is a way he can fix this or that Stephanie would let him. Alex doesn’t expect Paulina to understand what it’s like to make a mistake this terrible, that causes so much hurt. Paulina then responds that she knows exactly what it’s like.

Leo admits he wishes that Gwen would turn on Xander but he gets that she still loves him, which makes it impossible for her to ruin his life. Gwen repeats that she can’t, even if she knows it won’t work out for them. Leo asks why not since he knows Xander still loves her too. Gwen argues that Xander just loves Sarah more. Leo points out that Sarah wants nothing to do with him, so he thinks Xander might be giving up on Sarah.

Sarah tells Xander that every time she gives him another chance, he makes her regret it. Xander promises he won’t next time. Sarah tells him that she is done. Sarah acknowledges that maybe nothing happened between he and Gwen, but they have a connection that she and Xander don’t. Xander argues that Sarah is the one he loves. Sarah points out that he loved Gwen too, even after she helped have her kidnapped and fried her brain, he still went out and did capers with her. Sarah remarks that she shouldn’t be surprised that he would turn to Gwen for help kidnapping someone, but then he lied. Xander tells her that he’s so sorry. Sarah responds that sorry won’t cut it this time. Sarah knows he didn’t mean to hurt people, but he kidnapped people and Susan is dead while Bonnie is traumatized for life. Sarah repeats that Xander is not the man she fell in love with and she doesn’t want to be married to him anymore.

Stefan tells Gabi that he remembers their life together and it wasn’t all flowers and hearts. Gabi argues that it was at the end, just before she lost him and that’s what makes this so devastating. Gabi insists those feelings are coming back to Stefan because they can’t stay buried forever. Stefan asks why not just let the feelings resurface on their own instead of making him a guniea pig in another one of Dr. Rolf’s stupid experiments. Dr. Rolf returns with his equipment. Stefan worries whether he even knows what he’s doing. Dr. Rolf admits there will be some improvisation and could be some risks, including amnesia or death which they question. Dr. Rolf senses doubt and asks if Gabi still wants him to go through with the procedure.

Gwen asks Leo what exactly Xander said about Sarah. Leo explains that he was a drunken mess so he probably won’t remember, but he said he pretty much lost Sarah. Gwen feels that doesn’t mean he’s ready to give up on her. Leo points out that Xander was sitting in his room, drunk, alone, and half naked. Leo suggests Gwen go over there and remind him of how she saved him.

Xander tells Sarah that he will have a lawyer look over the divorce papers. Sarah points out that there’s no assets to divide and asks him to stop stalling and sign the papers. Xander talks about trying so hard not to let her down. Sarah tells him not to try to put this on her. Sarah argues that this didn’t have to happen. Sarah brings up that she’s a doctor and Maggie offered them money but Xander couldn’t accept it because of his ego. Sarah says she never asked Xander to support her as all she wanted to do is be with the man she loved, the man she thought he was. Xander argues that Sarah knew exactly who he was when she married him and that she was drawn to him being a bad boy. Xander states that is the man she fell in love with which Sarah reluctantly admits.

Paulina tells Alex about giving up her daughter, Lani, to protect her as she thought it was the only choice she had at the time, but she realized she changed the lives of everyone she loved and she couldn’t undo it. Alex says he’s sorry. Paulina talks about how Lani being a grown woman by the time the truth it came out and it was ugly and traumatic, but in the end, Lani was able to forgive her. Alex calls that really good to hear and says it makes him happy. Alex adds that it gives him a little bit of hope that maybe one day Stephanie will amaze him too.

Stephanie encourages Steve to take care of himself. Stephanie talks about wanting to be just like Kayla. Stephanie wants to help people and lift peoples’ spirits like Kayla did. Steve assures that she does and that he’s so proud of her as he hugs her.

Chad tells Jack that he can’t make a move right now as that wouldn’t be fair to Stephanie or anyone else. Chad feels he can’t get involved in a relationship. Jack understands that Chad will always miss Abigail and there’s never going to be a right time. Jack encourages Chad that he has to take that next step but it doesn’t mean the memories of Abigail will be any less important. Jack says it just means that Chad will find room in his heart to live the full life that he deserves, which Abigail would want him to have. Chad hugs Jack.

Gabi questions Dr. Rolf not telling her that deprogramming Stefan could kill him. Dr. Rolf argues that she didn’t ask but points out that it’s a .01 percent chance. Stefan doesn’t want to take that risk of Dr. Rolf poking around in his brain and argues that he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing. Stefan doesn’t want to let Dr. Rolf lay a finger on him, but Gabi likes the odds and tells Dr. Rolf to proceed. Stefan calls her a selfish, psychotic bitch and tries screaming for help but Gabi puts tape back over his mouth. Dr. Rolf declares that they are ready to begin then.

Paulina sees that Alex is suffering and she knows what that feels like, but she doesn’t know if Stephanie will ever forgive him. Alex says he can’t even get her to talk to him as he’s called and left messages but she doesn’t respond. Paulina thinks the younger generation needs to stop hiding behind a screen to get through to someone, but to actually be with them in person if they have something important to say, especially an apology. Paulina tells Alex to have Justin give her a call. Alex thanks her as Paulina exits the mansion.

Steve is unable to eat. Stephanie encourages him to try his appetite later and suggests he try some of the pie. Stephanie recalls her and Kayla eating pie for dinner when they were in med school. Steve notes that Kayla didn’t talk to him much about that time, but he’s sure they got along just fine without him. Stephanie says it wasn’t fine but they managed because they had each other. Stephanie cries that now without her, she just doesn’t know as Steve hugs her and assures it will be okay.

Gwen mocks Leo’s idea of just showing up at Xander’s door. Leo suggests he get them a room at the Salem Inn while she goes to Xander’s to claim her prize. Leo encourages that Gwen is going to win.

Sarah admits there’s an element of danger in being with Xander that part of her liked with reservations. Sarah thought she could soften his rough edges, but instead, the other way around happened. Xander feels they changed each other and that’s how love is supposed to work. Sarah says not when one person keeps lying to the other, commits crimes, and betrays trust. Sarah says that is now how love works. Xander complains about her lecturing him that he’s not good enough for her and then she leaves. Sarah insists that she’s not coming back this time, so he might as well sign the divorce papers. Xander then reluctantly signs the papers and hands them back to her, asking if she’s satisfied. Sarah says she is and then walks out of the room. Xander sits down on the bed in frustration.

Alex begins writing a letter to Stephanie to ask for her forgiveness.

Stephanie encourages Steve that they are going to get through this. Stephanie adds that she’s sorry she’s been so wrapped up in her personal problems that she hasn’t appreciated how lucky she’s been in having Kayla for as long as she did. Stephanie says finding Kayla’s note with the pie was like Kayla got to say goodbye to her, even if she didn’t get to say it to her. Stephanie declares that they will be okay because they have each other.

Jack suggests Chad at least go and talk to Stephanie. Chad points out that she just lost her mother, so he can’t just show up at her door and bare his soul. Jack disagrees, thinking now is the exact time that she needs to hear from people who care about her. Chad jokes that he sounds like a shrink. Jack says years of therapy will do that. Jack points out that they’ve had so much loss lately with Abigail, Marlena, Kate, and Kayla. Jack thinks they’ve forgotten that they have to live as well as grieve. Jack says if there’s a connection between Chad and Stephanie, maybe he should explore it. Jack knows Abigail loved Stephanie and thinks she would be alright if they got close. Jack declares that whatever Chad decides, he will support his choice.

Dr. Rolf begins the process of deprogramming Stefan to remind him of his love for Gabi. Stefan begins having flashbacks to when he and Gabi fell in love. Gabi cries that it’s working but then the equpiment starts shooting sparks out and Stefan begins shaking in the chair. Gabi questions what’s going on. Dr. Rolf admits the equipment is older than is ideal as he tries to fix it.

Leo walks through the town square and bumps in to Sarah, telling her to watch where she’s going. Leo picks up the divorce papers she dropped and remarks that he sees Xander finally signed them. Sarah tells him it’s none of his damn business and storms off.

Gwen goes to Xander’s motel room where Xander immediately grabs her and kisses her.

Jack runs in to Steve at the Brady Pub. Jack hugs him and says he’s so sorry about Kayla.

Chad shows up at Stephanie’s door.

Alex gets flowers in the town square with the letter he wrote Stephanie and declares that whether Stephanie’s ready or not, here he comes.

Gabi frantically checks on Stefan and makes sure that he’s still alive, asking if he can hear her. Stefan regains consciousness and says Gabi’s name.

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Paulina went to see Justin at the Kriakis mansion. She saw Alex and ripped into him for what he did to Stephanie. He said he understood what she was saying. He told her she didn’t know what it was like to make a mistake that caused pain. She told him how she gave up on Lani. She said Lani forgave her. He said it made him feel hopeful that Stephanie might forgive him. He told her that Stephanie hasn’t returned his messages. She told him to stop hiding behind a screen. She said he should make the apology in person. When Paulina left, he wrote a letter to Stephanie. Jack told Chad that he cut Gwen out of his life for good. Chad brought up how he cheated on Abby with Gwen. Jack said he made Abby happy when they got back together. Chad said he wished he could keep doing that, but he knew she wouldn’t want him to keep wallowing. He said she would want him to be strong for the kids. Jack said he has done that. He said Chad deserved to have good days. He told Chad that he hoped he found love again. He said he thought Abby would want the same thing. Chad said he couldn’t think about finding love again when Abby was still in his heart. He said she would always be in his heart. He told Jack that he saw Abby at the cemetery. Jack said that was his subconscious giving him permission to move on. He told Jack that he has been getting close to Stephanie. Jack said Chad’s love for Abby wouldn’t lessen because of it. He said Chad would find room in his heart to live the life he deserved. He said Chad would live the life Abby wanted. Jack told him to explore his feelings for Stephanie.

Steve told Stephanie that thanks to Kristen, Kayla couldn’t be an organ donor which she wanted. He said Joey and Tripp were talking to the hospital about donating Kayla’s body to science. Stephanie told him about the eulogy she wrote for Kayla. He said the right words would come in time. She said she kept thinking about what she would have said to her mother if she got there on time. He told her to let that go. He said Kayla knew she loved her. He said it wasn’t her fault. She talked to him about Alex. He said Kayla was at peace and would want her to be at peace too. She said she wanted to be like her mother. She wanted to help people. He said she does that and was proud of her. She brought up what happened when he first came home years ago. He said he knew they were fine without him. She said they had each other. When Steve left, Chad showed up. At the town Square, Leo couldn’t believe Gwen would choose Xander over her father and everything else in her life. She said she disappointed Jack ever since she has come into his life. She said she loved Jack, but she decided to do the unselfish thing and let him go. Leo said she walked away from Jack because she couldn’t quit Xander. Gwen said she was still in love with Xander even if he didn’t love her back. Leo said Xander loved her too. He said Xander might be giving up on Sarah. He told her to go to Xander and tell him of the sacrifices she has made for him. Xander told Sarah that he loved her. She told him to sign the divorce papers and let her go. He tried to tell her what she saw when Gwen was in his room. He asked her why she came over. She said Bonnie convinced her to give him another chance. She said she couldn’t give him any more chances to hurt her. She said he wasn’t the man she fell in love with. She said she didn’t want to be married to him anymore. When Sarah left, Gwen showed up. He kissed her. Stefan told Gabi he didn’t want to be deprogrammed. Gabi said it would have been what Stefano wanted. She told Rolf to get the equipment he had stashed in the tunnels. Stefan said he hated her. She said he would thank her. Rolf came back with the equipment. He said there would be some risk involved including death. When Rolf said there was a little chance of Stefan dying, Gabi told him to do it. Stefan told him he didn’t want it. She taped his mouth shut. Rolf told Stefan to remember falling in love with Gabi. Stefan remembered falling in love with Gabi. While Stefan was remembering, the machine malfunctioned. Stefan started to convulse. Gabi took the tape off his mouth. He said her name.

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Jack was hoping to talk some sense into Gwen about turning on Xander. She defends Xander to him and she knew she disappointed him. He told her that he was disgusted now, but she could change that by doing the right thing. She couldn’t do that to Xander. She was afraid she would lose him. Jack wondered if she would rather lose him than Xander. He said that Abby’s death changed everything for him. He couldn’t deal with the drama her actions brings. He told her that she would lose him, her job and her living arrangements if she didn’t tell Rafe what he wanted to know about Xander. Leo went to see Xander. He let him know that he was going to testify against him. Leo told him that he nothing else to lose by testifying against him. Xander was willing to do whatever it took so he would keep his mouth shut. Xander started to seduce him and Leo wanted him to take him. He walked Leo to the bed and he fell on it. Xander grabbed his throat. He choked him for a while until he let him go. Xander warned him that he would die if he testified against him. Leo understood his threat and got out of Xander’s room. Stefan was tied to a chair in the wine cellar. He tried to get out of the restraints. He tried to reach for his phone, but it fell to the floor. He took his foot out of his shoe and used it to answer a call from Statesville. The call was from Vivian. He begged his mother to send him help. She called him out for not visiting her since he was reincarnated. He groveled and she agreed to consider helping him. Li came out of the shower and noticed that Gabi was trying to leave his room. She told him that she changed her mind about sleeping with him. He realized she never had any intention of getting back together with him. He wanted to know why she was really there. He grabbed her arm and threw her on the bed. He showed her the burner phone and wanted to know if that’s why she was there. She lied and said she never saw it before. He saw a call that was made while he was in the shower.

Gabi admitted that she called Rolf. She told him that he was going to deprogram Stefan. Li reminded her that Stefan didn’t want to go through that. She said she wasn’t giving Stefan a choice. She refused to give up on Stefan. She walked out of the room. Li called someone and told the person to make sure Rolf stayed away from Salem permanently. Sarah told Justin and Maggie that she wasn’t giving Xander another chance because she found him with Gwen. Maggie tried to defend Xander, but it didn’t work. Sarah said she wouldn’t be able to trust him again. Justin said she made Xander a better man the same way Maggie makes Victor a better man. She felt like Victor wouldn’t do the types of things that Xander does. Justin said that Xander isn’t a bad person. She wanted him to draw up the paperwork for the divorce. Maggie started crying. Justin agreed to do the paperwork. Xander was drinking when Sarah arrived at the door. She walked in the room and let him know that their marriage was done. Leo ran into Gwen. He told her that he decided not to turn on Xander. She let him know that she chose Xander over her father. She told him that Jack kicked her out, fired her and she didn’t have a father anymore. Jack threw Gwen’s picture into the garbage. Gabi went to the wine cellar and heard Stefan begging Vivian for help. Gabi took the phone and told Vivian that he had no time to visit her, but he had time to take Chloe to Miami. She assured her that she will have him visit her once as week as soon as he’s deprogrammed. She told him that Vivian wanted them to get back together. Rolf knocked on the door. Gabi was happy when she realized that Rolf was there for the deprogramming.

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Gwen works at home while on a call until Jack returns home. Gwen is surprised and hugs him, saying she’s glad to see him but Jack responds that he’s not sure she will feel that way when she finds out why he’s there. Jack informs Gwen that he spoke to Rafe and he knows what she did.

Xander lays in bed drinking while watching TV until Leo shows up at his door.

Li comes out of the shower as Gabi was trying to leave the room and questions where she’s going. Gabi says she can explain. Li tells her to go ahead since she sent him off to shower so they could consummate their marriage, only to find her sneaking out like a cat burglar. Li asks Gabi what is going on here.

Stefan struggles with being tied up and having tape over his mouth in the secret room in the DiMera Tunnels.

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Maggie tells Justin that Bonnie is a very understanding person. Sarah then walks in. Maggie informs her that Justin was just telling her about how Bonnie convinced Sarah to give Xander another chance. Sarah responds that she did, but it didn’t stick. Sarah says she’s sorry to get her hopes up, but saving her marriage to Xander is not in the cards. Maggie is shocked as Justin asks what changed Sarah’s mind. Sarah then reveals that she found Xander half naked with Gwen.

Gwen can’t believe Rafe called Jack to disparage her. Jack asks if it’s true that Gwen helped Xander cover up a kidnapping spree. Gwen complains about Rafe just trying to cover the police department. Jack explains that Rafe thought he could talk some sense into her if that’s still possible. Gwen questions what Rafe told him. Jack says enough to let him know that Gwen could be in serious trouble if she does not cooperate with the police. Jack questions what Gwen is thinking when Xander kidnapped two women and one ended up dead. Jack asks why she is trying to help Xander.

Leo reminds Xander that he saved him by putting on the clown suit while Xander tells him to keep his voice down and brings him inside. Xander questions what he wants. Leo wants Xander to acknowledge what he did for him. Xander guesses he did owe him one and offers him a drink. Xander questions what Leo is doing here. Leo wanted to give him a heads up that he’s going to be testifying against him to a grand jury.

Gabi tells Li that she’s obviously leaving because she changed her mind which Li questions. Li doesn’t believe she wanted to get back together or make love to him, so he questions why she really came. Gabi responds that she doesn’t have to explain anything to him after everything he did to her and Stefan. Li asks again why she is here. Gabi declares that she will never be able to get past what he did to the only man she ever loved. Gabi says goodbye to Li but Li grabs her and says she’s not walking out of here until she tells him what she’s doing here. Li then lets her go and grabs the burner phone from his drawer, asking if that’s why she came to his room.

Stefan struggles to try to reach his phone which rings with a call from Statesville Prison. Stefan manages to answer the phone with his foot and tries to say he accepts the charges but has tape over his mouth.

Jack asks Gwen to help him understand why she would cover for Xander’s crimes. Gwen explains that Xander was in terrible debt and didn’t have enough money for a place to stay so he took a job with Ava Vitali that was meant to be a simple transaction and he never meant for Susan to get hurt. Jack argues that it doesn’t matter to EJ or Johnny. Gwen points out that Xander did let Susan go. Jack asks what about Bonnie, who is in his family. Gwen argues that Bonnie’s not some saint, reminding him of what she did to Adrienne. Jack questions if that makes what Xander did okay. Gwen says she didn’t say that. Jack asks what she is saying then. Jack questions why Gwen is still defending Xander after everything he’s done.

Xander asks Leo if this is a joke. Leo explains that his lawyer thinks testifying is the only way to keep himself out of prison. Leo says he didn’t want to testify and hoped he could do it anonymously. Xander asks if this is because he was worried about Sonny would react if he found out. Leo says that Sonny believed he changed. Xander asks why Leo decided to rat him out. Leo responds that Will Horton overheard him talking to his lawyer and told Sonny everything, so now it’s every man for himself.

Li asks Gabi if she was after his burner phone. Gabi claims to have no idea what he’s talking about and that she’s never seen the phone. Gabi remarks that he probably uses it for shady deals. Li then admits to her that he used it only to communicate with Dr. Rolf. Li suspects she already knew that and then sees that a call was made to Rolf while he was in the shower. Li asks if Gabi still wants to pretend she’s never seen the phone.

Stefan manages to get the tape off of his mouth so that he can answer the call from prison which turns out to be from his mother, Vivian Alamain! Stefan tells her how happy he is to hear her voice. Vivian questions that. Stefan tells her that Gabi totally snapped and locked him up in the DiMera tunnels secret room, so she has to send help. Vivian questions why she should lift a finger to help such an ungrateful son.

Li tells Gabi to admit that she sent him to the shower so that she could snoop around and then call Dr. Rolf. Gabi asks so what if she did. Li admits he almost believed her but he should’ve known that she will never give up her obsession with Stefan. Gabi confirms that she won’t give up until she undoes everything that Li did to him. Gabi then reveals that Dr. Rolf agreed to help and he’s on his way to Salem.

Maggie can’t believe that Xander would take up with Gwen again. Justin brings up that Gwen put her through. Sarah says she should’ve seen it coming but just didn’t think it would be this soon. Maggie asks if she’s sure she didn’t misunderstand the situation. Sarah notes that Xander did insist that he could explain why they were in a state of undress, but she questions if it even matters when it’s just going to be more excuses. Maggie points out that Xander could be telling the truth. Sarah remarks that maybe he is, this time, but seeing him like that with Gwen just proved to her that she’ll never be able to trust him again. Maggie thinks she’s being a little rash. Sarah argues that she’s given Xander so many chances, so she knows what she’s doing. Maggie points out that if even Bonnie was willing to give Xander another chance, surely Sarah can too.

Gwen tells Jack that Xander was about to lose everything; his relationship with Justin, his freedom, and his marriage to Sarah. Jack brings up Gwen creating a fake company for Xander to pretend to work at. Gwen argues that Xander just wanted to prove to his family that he wasn’t a screw up. Jack remarks that he certainly failed at that. Gwen knows he’s disappointed in her. Jack shouts that he’s graduated from disappointed to disgusted. Gwen argues that this is different because she had nothing to do with the kidnappings. Jack calls her an accessory after the fact while Gwen insists that she was just helping a friend. Jack complains that she was helping him cover up multiple felonies. Gwen admits it wasn’t the best judgment. Jack adds that it’s happened over and over again but she has a chance to salvage it and make it right for him and all the people she’s hurt by telling the police everything she knows. Gwen responds that she can’t do that to Xander because turning him in would mean losing him. Jack then asks if she’d rather lose him.

Xander questions what Leo was thinking. Leo asks how he was supposed to know Will was eavesdropping. Xander worries that Will could write an expose about him or turn his tragic downfall into his next flick for Peacock. Leo tells Xander that he doesn’t have to worry about Will because he wasn’t snooping for a story, but to get him out of Sonny’s life and it worked as now Sonny wants nothing to do with him. Xander questions Leo selling him out because his love triangle blew up in his face. Leo says it’s nothing personal and he just has to look out for his own interests. Xander asks what if he offered him another incentive which Leo questions. Xander puts his arm around him and says he’s open to negotiation. Leo asks what he’s proposing. Xander then puts Leo’s hand on his body and asks what he thinks.

Li tells Gabi that she’s making a mistake. Gabi says her only mistake was trusting him and says she’s out of here. Gabi tells Li that he can’t keep her here against her will and warns that Rafe is itching for a reason to lock him up. Li responds that he would never do that and says he doesn’t think she wants to leave. Gabi assures that she does. Li feels part of her must know she’s wasting her time with Stefan DiMera and how much better it is to be with a man who actually wants her and understands what they can be together. Gabi questions thinking it’s a waste of time to want her husband back. Li calls it a waste because Stefan doesn’t want to love her and keeps telling her that she makes him sick. Li says Stefan has no interest in being deprogrammed. Gabi then asks who says she’s giving him a choice.

Stefan tells Vivian that this is not the time for her sense of humor and repeats that he’s been abducted by a crazy person. Vivian questions where his concern was when he rose from the dead months ago and never came to visit her. Stefan apologizes and says he’s been busy. Vivian points out that he wasn’t too busy to have his attorneys sent to her to have her sign over Jake’s voting proxy for DiMera Enterprises.

Gwen asks if Jack is saying he can’t forgive her for helping Xander. Jack responds that he’s lost track of all the things he’s forgiven her for; almost destroying his marriage to Jennifer, tormenting Abigail, and the whole Sarah debacle. Gwen tells him that she’s truly sorry for all that she’s done. Jack states that she says that over and over again. Jack says he accepted that because he wanted to believe in her. Jack adds that he’s risked his relationship with his entire family because of her. Jack declares that if Gwen was truly grateful for his love and support, she would stop doing the things she does. Jack asks if she understands the position she has put him in by helping Xander. Gwen questions how he is involved. Jack shouts that she is living in his wife’s family home and working at his newspaper. Jack accuses her of using the paper to launch an attack on the police department. Gwen says she never meant for any of that to blow back on him. Jack then questions how Gwen can go to such lengths for a man who is in love with another woman. Gwen responds that Xander is still her friend and asks if Jack forgot that he was his friend too. Jack acknowledges that Xander is his friend but he will not throw his life away for him. Jack declares that Gwen has given him no choice. Jack then orders Gwen to go to the police department now to swear out a statement against Xander, or else…

Sarah knows Maggie means well but her mind is made up that it’s over between her and Xander. Sarah states that once the trust is gone, there’s nothing left. Maggie is very sorry to hear that. Sarah knows Maggie was rooting for them but says they were never going to make it work as they are too incompatible. Justin notes that Sarah made Xander want to be a better man like Maggie does for Victor. Sarah remarks that even Victor has lines he won’t cross while she can’t say the same for Xander.

Leo questions what is happening. Xander tells him that he knows he wants it and remembers when getting him in bed was on the top of Leo’s agenda. Xander asks if he doesn’t find him attractive anymore. Leo admits that he does. Xander points out that Leo said he had nothing to lose by testifying against him, so he wants to show him what he has to gain by keeping his mouth shut.

Stefan admits that he has failed Vivian miserably as a son but he’s been so distracted by everything and he didn’t take the time to think about her. Stefan promises that if she gets him out, he will do everything in his power to get her out of prison and back home with him where she belongs. Vivian responds that she’s just thinking about how he’d say anything to get her help. Stefan admits that he’s desperate but insists that he’s telling the truth and asks her to get him out of here. Vivian declares that she will take it under consideration.

Li questions what Gabi means by not giving Stefan a choice about the deprogramming. Gabi claims it was just a figure of speech and that she just meant she’s never going to give up on him. Li argues that’s not what it sounded like. Gabi says unlike Li, EJ, and Kristen, she would never take away Stefan’s freedom. Li says Stefan has told her over and over that he’s not interested. Gabi says she’ll never stop fighting for the life they had together and Dr. Rolf is going to help her accomplish that. Gabi then storms out. Li says not to be so sure about that as he pulls out his phone and makes a call.

Gwen questions Jack ordering her to go to the police and asks if he’s going to send her to her room if she doesn’t comply. Gwen argues that Jack can’t force her to do anything. Jack admits that he can’t. Jack says sometimes he wonders if he could’ve been a father to her when she was little, if he could’ve taught her the difference between right and wrong because it’s obvious that she doesn’t know the difference. Jack acknowledges that Gwen is a grown woman, capable of making her own decisions, so the choice is her. Jack then orders Gwen to either go to the police and tell them everything she knows to help them in Xander’s prosecution or she is out of his life for good.

Leo asks if Xander would really have sex with him just to stop him from testifying against him. Xander points out that they almost did it before. Leo complains that was when Xander tricked him and hooked up with Sarah instead. Xander points out that Sarah is gone now, so it’s just them. Leo asks if this is real. Xander assures this time he doesn’t have any tricks up his sleeve. Xander asks Leo if they have a deal. Leo says they definitely do and tells Xander to take him now. Xander then takes Leo to the bed and begins choking him. Xander lets him go and calls him a nasty little bottom feeder. Xander asks what made Leo think he could just walk in and threaten him with no reprecussions. Leo argues that he wasn’t threatening. Xander asks if he’s forgotten who he is and what’s to stop him from snapping his neck. Leo says maybe he doesn’t want to add murder charges to his list of offenses. Xander doesn’t care since he’s already lost Sarah and she was his conscience. Xander says there’s nothing to stop him from turning in to the worst version of himself as he has nothing to lose. Leo tells Xander to stay away. Xander warns that if he tells the cops that he helped him, he will make sure he joins Susan Banks in the afterlife. Leo says he understands and runs out of the room.

Maggie points out that Justin said that Sarah makes Xander a better man. Sarah remarks that not good enough to stop him from kidnapping Justin’s wife. Justin states that he went along with Bonnie’s decision to give Xander a second chance, but he doesn’t think he’ll ever be able to overlook what Xander did to Bonnie and Susan. Maggie points out that Xander is not a bad person while Justin states that he does bad things and at a certain point, you just have to accept that’s who he is. Sarah is glad to hear him say that and asks Justin to draw up the divorce papers. Maggie questions doing that so soon but Sarah assures that she’s ready to move on from this marriage. Justin agrees to get the paperwork started right away as it should be pretty straightforward. Justin asks how soon she wants them. Sarah says as soon as possible.

Gwen questions if Jack really means that he would cut her out of his life if she doesn’t flip on Xander. Jack understands why she’s skeptical after all the times that he’s threatened to disown her, only to bring her back in to his life and his heart but he has to be dead serious this time. Gwen argues that they can fix this and asks how it’s different than any other time. Jack responds that losing Abigail has changed everything for him. Jack wants to spend the time he has left, making Jennifer as happy as he can, honoring the legacy of Abigail, and spending time with JJ and his grandkids. Jack doesn’t want to lose Gwen but he can’t keep dealing with the negativity and drama that she brings. Jack tells Gwen to do the right thing and go to Rafe to tell him everything she knows about Xander, or else she will lose the roof over her head, her job at the Spectator, and him as a father. Jack declares that the choice is hers and asks what it’s going to be.

Stefan tells Vivian that there’s no time for her to think it over as she has to get him out of here before Gabi comes back. Stefan continues pleading with Vivian until Gabi comes back. Gabi takes Stefan’s phone and tells Vivian that Stefan was just being dramatic. Gabi remarks that she knows Vivian is upset that Stefan hasn’t visited her, but he had plenty of time to take Chloe to New York and Miami over Christmas and New Year’s. Stefan tries shouting to get through to Vivian. Gabi tells Vivian that the Stefan they know and love would never treat her this way. Stefan argues that Gabi never liked Vivian. Gabi suggests that Dr. Rolf’s brainwashing affected his feelings towards Vivian as well. Stefan calls that a lie. Gabi puts tape back over Stefan’s mouth and then tells Vivian that they are on the same page in wanting Stefan to be in his right mind and no longer under DiMera mind control. Gabi states that once Stefan is deprogrammed, she’ll see to it that he visits her once a week. Gabi then hangs up and tells Stefan nice try.

Li calls someone and says he has an assignment for them to keep Dr. Rolf out of Salem, permanently.

Justin hopes Maggie’s not upset with him for agreeing to represent Sarah in her divorce. Maggie understands it’s what Sarah wants. Justin knows it’s not what Maggie wants. Maggie says she learned long ago that you can give advice and be there for your children, but in the end you have to support their decisions. Justin guesses Sarah is at the motel as they speak, breaking the news to Xander. Maggie cries that Xander loves her so much, so he’s not going to take this well.

Xander lays in bed and continues drinking until Sarah shows up at the door. Xander says he wasn’t expecting her. Sarah comes in and says she won’t be long. Sarah then serves Xander with their divorce papers and declares their marriage is over.

Leo finds Gwen sitting alone in the town square. Leo informs Gwen that he has decided not to testify against Xander because telling the truth might be hazardous to his health. Gwen responds that it makes two of them who have decided not to turn on Xander today. Leo thought Gwen already made her decision to not cooperate with the police. Gwen explains that she did until Jack showed up and gave her an ultimatum which Leo questions. Gwen reveals she either testifies against Xander or Jack will disown her. Leo questions her choosing Xander. Gwen looks to her packed bag and declares that she’s on her own again as Jack made good on his threat and kicked her out of the house, fired her from the Spectator, and said she no longer has a father.

Jack picks up a framed photo of he and Gwen from the mantle and then drops it in to the trash can.

Gabi removes the tape from Stefan’s mouth. Stefan calls her insane. Gabi says she’s determined and there’s a difference. Stefan argues that no matter what she does, he will not fall in love with her again. Gabi says they’ll see about that as Dr. Rolf then shows up at the door. Gabi asks who is down for a little deprogramming.

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

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

You’re right, Alex. There’s nothing left to say.

Hello, Alex. Hey, this price. Something I can do for you. I was looking for your father. My defense team could use another lawyer and I, I know he’s one of the very best. He is one of the best. Unfortunately he’s not here right now. No. I see. Um, as long as I’m here, um, put those man toys down and put on a shirt.

I’m gonna give you a piece of my mind.

Jack, you’re home. Hi. Hello. We’ve missed you. The kids are gonna be so happy to see you. What’s up? Is everything okay? No, I just cut Gwen outta my life for good. So if I understand you correctly, you chose Xander over your job, your home, and your relationship with your father.

You understand correctly? I don’t get me wrong, as you know, I find the man highly pleasurable to look at in that accent to die for. But is he really worth sacrificing everything else that matters to you? Especially when he’s still very much in love with his wife force papers. Just sign them, Xander. No, I will sir.

I still love. I love you. It’s all my heart. And don’t fight me on this. Just do the right thing for once. Let me go.

Voila. Our one and only genius Deprogrammer, doctor Roe, I told you I would find him stuff in and now he can put you back to the way you were before. When I was the only woman you loved

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

You asked her to do the right thing. She just refused. No. Jen, I told her that she didn’t testify against Sandra. I not only kick her out of this house, fire her from the spectator, but I’d essentially sonner and she still chose to cover for Xander. I never thought she’d define me like that, but she did.

She walked out the door

and now I’ve lost both my daughters. But you and your dad, you’ve gotten so close. We have and yet, and yeah.

Well, you very well known. When I first came to Salem, I, I wanted to destroy his family.

I was so angry at him for throwing me away. I devoted myself to getting revenge and I did terrible things to Jennifer advocate.

Yet my father, he was so guilty when he learned that Laura had sent my mother away without telling him that I existed, that he still, he still found in his heart to try and have a relationship with me. So it was all out of guilt, you mean? Of course. I mean, that’s how he was able to be so kind. So forgiving and how did I reward him By giving him trouble.

At every turn, you are being awfully hard on yourself. Connie, come on, Matt know it’s true now. I can’t seem to break that pattern. How hurting him, disappointing him.

You know, this last time he was so upset with me that I just accepted the fact that he would probably be better without me in his life because I love him

so much.

I decided to just do the unselfish thing and let him go,

which is what I ultimately had to do with Santa Sarah, please just. Just gimme a chance to try and explain to you what you thought you walked in on the other, what I thought I walked in on. I know what I saw. You were here with Gwen and you were both half naked. Yeah, but that was only cuz I was trying to drown my sorrows and cheap scotch and I got so sashed that Gwen had to shove me under the shower to sober me up and we both got a little wet and had to change clothes and, and nothing.

So there’s absolutely nothing romantic going on. So God’s honest truth. I’m begging you to believe. Please. Okay. I don’t understand. I thought Dr. Rolf was Mia that no one had seen or heard from him since he left Jakarta. Well, turns out Lee new is another thing he lied to me about. He’s been bankrolling Rolf the entire time.

Not completely. I never seize a Petri dishes. I specifically requested how, which is why our genie brainwashing slash. De programmer over here was headed to Salem to make sure that Lee followed through on his promises. Okay, and just how is it that you’re privy to all this information? Well, I figured that I would find something incriminating in Lee’s hotel room, so I made up a story that I wanted to get back together with him.

He let me in the room and I was able to find his burner phone, which then gave me Dr. Ball’s number, but Rolf is already on the way over here. It seems that fate wants us to be together.

It doesn’t matter if, I believe you are not

we’re here. When you came here the other night and you saw I’m going night together, you said it was a mistake coming here, but you never said why you came here in the first place. I came because,

nevermind, forget it.

It wasn’t to bring the divorce papers, was it?

No, it wasn’t.

Justin and Bonnie convinced me to give you another chance. But then you changed your mind because you saw Gwen now together. But as you know, that was all just a huge misunderstanding. There’s, there’s absolutely no reason not to give me another shot.

Let’s be real Gwe. You didn’t walk away from your father out of love and concern for him. You did it because you can’t quit Xander. You know? That’s the reason. Yes. Okay. That did enter my decision. Oh, Mattie, I know that you want me to testify against Sander and cut a deal and get us both off. And believe me, I was quite tempted when my father urged me to do so.

So yield to temptation. So what? Isand Falls’ heels in prison for a couple of years. You’ll still have your relationship with your father, Mattie. It could be so much more than just a few years. If they charged Sandra for Susan’s death, he could go to prison for the rest of his life. And the thought of that just, it was too painful for me.

I just couldn’t do it. And I realized that as, as much as I tried to tell myself to just let him go, as much as I told myself that we are just,

you’re right.

I just. I can’t give up on him,

and that’s because I’m still in love with him. Even if he doesn’t love me back.

I gave GU so many chances because God knows my family gave them to me. But Abigail went through such hell because of her. I blame myself for that.

Blame myself too. I believed Gwen’s lives. I doubted Abby’s commitment to our marriage, and then I betrayed her. No, you worked through all that. Chad, you and Aga worked through all that, and when you did, after you did, I’m telling you, you made her so happy.

I wish I could keep doing that. Make her happy. She made me happier than I could have ever dreamed. I think I, um, I’ve persuaded myself that Abby would want me to live my life without her. She wouldn’t want me to wallow when God knows I, I, uh, I did. I I do. But

for the kids’ sake, you know, I just have to be strong at least in front of them. You have been strong, Chad. You’ve been strong and you’ve helped keep your mother’s memory alive and you’re letting them experience joy, just daily joy. I gotta tell you, Charlotte was so excited talking about going skating with you and, and Stephanie.

It was, that was a good thing.

Chad, you deserve to have more good days. I don’t want to, I don’t wanna be presumptuous or overstepping or anything, but

you have a lot more to give. You do. You’re a good man. You’re a good person. You’re kind. And I, and I hope, I hope you find love again. And I think, I think Abi going through the same way.

We are gathered here today in the memory of my precious mother, Dr. Kayla Brady Johnson,

so that together we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us and the pain that are passing springs.

If I’d had the chance to say goodbye to her,

I would’ve told her that.

I didn’t expect you to get back home so soon. Yeah.

Joe and Trip are still at the hospital. They’re talking to somebody about, um, donating your mom’s,

your mom’s body is science. You know, she always wanted to be an organ donor, but now thanks to Kristen, we can’t even grant her her last wish.

I was, um, I was just writing her eulogy and most of what I type, I just end up deleting.

Well, I think, uh, the right words will come to you at the right time. Yeah. I just keep thinking about what I. Would’ve said if I’d been there, if I’d been at the hospital in time. Listen to me. You have to let go of that. Stephanie, your mother knew how much you loved her. I know, but I just, I wanted to say goodbye to her.

I sh I should have been there with her. No. Listen, baby. Please stop blaming yourself for that. It was not your fault. No. It was someone else’s. You want to give me a piece of your mind about Stephanie Johnson? I should have known that one. Look, I, I, I just want to let you know that I, she told me that you turned off her phone while you two were doing the, the whatever it is that you were doing, and so she lost her chance to give her final goodbye.

Say, Hadai Mama, I know. And Ms. Price, there is nothing you could say to me right now that Stephanie hasn’t already said. Oh. Oh, good. Good. You deserve every insult that she threw at you, cuz if she had no way to get you to the curb, I’ve got plenty of my own kicking to do that. And trust me, as much as you could possibly beat me up right now, I’m beating myself up more.

Okay. I know my brain was a bit scrambled at the time, but Ralph, I recall at your lab there was a ton of equipment. When you programmed me, there’s nothing down here, but cobwebs, wine and psychosis. That won’t be a problem. I stashed some of my equipment in the lab of tunnels, so set up may be a bit makeshift, but I will make it, uh, make it work.

I don’t want you to make it work. And what the hell? Why are you going along with this anyway? Because it’s what Stefano would want. You’re loving father and the boss of Dr. Rolf worshiped and adored. So the good doctor knows that the man that he was completely devoted to would never want his son just walking around.

Brainwash, get what you need. No foot raw.

I hate you. Not for long. And you know, once your real feelings from me, come back. You’re gonna thank me. I promise. I promise I won’t.

Uh, I can’t think about finding love again, Jack. Oh, and Abby still has my heart.

The showers will, you know,

I went to her grave site on Christmas Eve and I thought that she appeared to me. Just talk to me about how I should move on with my life. So you haven’t been thinking about the idea? No, I wouldn’t say that. You just did. When you said that Abi talk to you, I believe that was your subconscious trying to give you permission to move on.

Cuz deep in your heart, you know that that’s what Abigail wanted to. So you and Stephanie have been growing closer? No. No, Stephanie, me. No, there’s nothing going on between me and Stephanie. It’s not in the way that, you mean.

I mean, there might have been,

but I, I put a stop to it cuz I, I realized I wasn’t ready and I didn’t know if I ever would be Stephanie. Understood. You know, she, she loved Abby too. So, so Stephanie’s willing to wait No. Until you’re ready. She’s willing. No, I told her that wouldn’t be fair. I’m not gonna hold her back. No. So she moved on with, uh, with, um, Alex Carus.

Alex, it’s funny. Doesn’t seem like her type. Wow. You might not be after all they broke up. Well, maybe it is indeed the time for you to make your move.

I, I can’t believe I ever thought I loved that. Sure. I mean, Sarah Verman, anyone as self-consumed and narcissistic as Alex Kiki. Hey, I’m just so angry at him and I’m just as angry at myself forever trusting him. Baby, listen, I’m so sorry that happened to you, but I’m gonna say it again. Your mom knew how much you loved her, okay?

And at the end, she was at peace. She would want you to be at peace too

falling. It could be, if I had any idea why Chad was trying to reach share, my God, this price, I would’ve never turned her phone off. I just thought this guy was looking for another reason to interrupt us. Not that that’s any excuse, because it’s not. It’s not. And that’s not what I’m trying to do. What I did was wrong.

I did it for the wrong reason. And I admit that, and I can’t take that back now, obviously. And honestly, I don’t think there’s even a way I can fix this. I don’t know if Stephanie would even let me. And I don’t expect you to understand what it’s like to make a mistake. This’s terrible one that just causes so much damn hurt.

Oh, I know exactly what it’s like. Look, you know, I wish you would turn on Xander. I mean, how could I not? Since it would get both of us out of this pickle. But I get that you still love him, which makes it impossible for you to Well, you’d pretty much be ruining his life. Yeah, I would be. And like you said, I just can’t, it’s impossible.

Even if I know that it won’t work out for the two of us, why not? I know he still loves you too. He just loves Sarah more, but she wants nothing to do with him. And if we’re being totally honest here, based on what he told me while he was threatening my life, um, I think he might be giving up on Sarah.

Every time I give you another chance, you make me a regret it, and then you ask me for another one. I Right. Next time I promise. No, you won’t because I’m done.

Maybe nothing happened between you and Gwen, but you two have a connection that you and I don’t. What are you talking about? You woman? I love loved Gwen too.

And even after she helped

having kidnapped, and even though she fried my brain, you went out and did capers with her. I mean, I know. I shouldn’t be surprised because if you need help kidnapping someone who, who else would you turn to? But then, and you lied. Oh my God, you lied and you lied. I’m just so sorry, sir.

Sorry. Won. Cut it. Not this time.

Look, I know that you didn’t mean for anybody to get hurt, but

you kidnap people. Xander,

Susan is dead. Bonnie is traumatized for life.

So please don’t make me say this again. It’s the last time I’m gonna say it.

You are not the man that I fell in love with. And I don’t wanna be married to you anymore.

I remember our life together, Gabby. It wasn’t all flowers and hearts. It was far from it. It was at the end. It’s just before I lost you. That’s, that’s what makes this so devastating. Things are wonderful between us before and, and I know that you’ve had these feelings come back to you. I know that you have those feelings can’t stay buried forever.

Okay? If you really believe that, then why not just let the feelings resurface on their own? Huh? Why make me be a Guinea pig in another one of roll stupid experiments?

Oh, good God. Does this guy even know what he’s doing? There will be a bit of improvisation involved. And I have to warn you, there are always risks for anybody expanding the course of science. I’m sorry. Risks. Risks. Did you hear that? Huh? You let this lunatic poke around in my brain knowing that there are risks involved.

You just admitted it. Calm down. R Ralph. Risks. What kind of risk can we talk about here? Oh, so usual. Amnesia, aphasia, ag, agnosia, death. What? What? I sense some doubt. Hmm. Um, so it’s up to you. Mr. Hernandez. Do you still want me to go through with the procedure?

What exactly did Zander say about Sarah? He was a drunken mess. He probably won’t remember much himself, but in vodka veritas, technically it was scotch, but you get the idea. Anyway, once he was done almost throttling me to death, he told me he pretty much lost Sarah. Well, that doesn’t mean that he’s ready to give up on Ha Guinevere.

He, he’s sitting in his room drunk, vulnerable, half naked. If it were me, I would skedaddle on over there and let him know about the sacrifice you have made to save his fine, fine ass. And if you play cards right, you may have a piece of that ass before the night is over.

I have to hire a lawyer of my own. Look these over it’s boiler plate, Xander. It’s basically a form. There’s no assets to divide up. You don’t have anything of value. And unless you’re planning to ask for alimony from my meager salary, of course not. And quit stalling and just, and just sign the papers, please.

Oh God. I tried so hard not to let you down. Don’t do that. Don’t you dare try to put this on me. I wasn’t, none of this had to happen. None of it. I am a doctor for God’s sake. My mom was offering to give us money to tie us over until I was off probation and making my full salary. But you, you wouldn’t take her support because of your ego.

I never once made you feel inadequate. I never once asked for you to support me. You could work at Buddy’s Burger Barn for all I care. All I ever wanted was to be with the man that I love. And who is that? The man I thought you were. Well, don’t give me that. She knew exactly who I was when you married me.

I mean, sure. Yeah. Every now and then I’d try and turn over a new leaf, but it never worked, did it? I always failed. As you keep reminding me and you, you admitted part of what drew you to me in the first place was that was a bad boy, that you were drawn to the side of me. That breaks the rules. That is the man you fell in love with.

You know? It’s true. Can you find Yes.

When I was around your age, I gave up my baby girl, Milani. I sent her to my sister to raise her own. I did it to protect her. I thought it was the only choice I had at the time, and when it was done, oh, I realized that I had changed the lives of everyone I loved. I couldn’t undo it. My daughter and I, we had lost so much time together.

I’m sorry.

Lonnie was a grown woman by the time the truth came out and when it did it, it was ever a bit as ugly and traumatic as you’d imagine. But in the end, much to my amazement and with profound gratitude, I, my precious daughter, she was able to forgive me. Wow, that’s really good to hear. It makes me happy.

actually gives me a little bit of hope. Maybe one day Stephanie will amaze me too.

I know you’re probably not hungry, but Mom would be so mad if she knew you weren’t taking care of yourself. You see, I’m just like her. Isn’t that why you call me a little sweetness? Yeah. As much as I know you hate it, . Yeah. Well my feelings about that have changed.

I wanna be like her now. Just like her. I wanna help people like she did. I wanna, I wanna lift people’s spirits like she did. You do baby girl. Just by being, you sure do lift my spirits and I am so proud of you.

I can’t make a move right now. That wouldn’t be fair to Stephanie or anyone else. I, I’m, nah, I can’t get involved in a relationship. You miss out, Miguel. Of course you do. You always will.

Sad.

There’s never gonna be a right time.

There’s never gonna be the, the time when you say, I am ready to take that next step. And maybe I’m, I’m overstepping here, but

you have to take it. And it doesn’t mean the memories of Abigail are gonna be any less, any less important. It doesn’t mean that you’re gonna love her any less. It just means that you’re gonna find room in your heart. It’s gonna grow. So there’s space for you to live the full life that you deserve,

that Abigail would want you to have.

God Rolfe, you didn’t tell me that deprogramming could kill him. You didn’t ask. That’s a risk of him suffering. A severe side effect is approximately 0.12%. Negligible ne, my life is not negligible, Rolf, and I am not willing to risk. Okay, well you just went out in the tunnels and you found a bunch of tubes and wires and put ’em together on your little train and wheeled it back in here to poke around in my brain.

Not I elbow, not I ear. Not my little pinky in my brain. And face it. You don’t know what the hell you’re doing. , are you questioning my genius? I’m questioning your sanity, which is why I’m not letting you lay a finger on me, Gabby. Come on. I like the odds. Just do it wrong. You psychotic. Selfish bitch. How somebody in?

We’re gonna need to. Alright, we are ready to begin.

Alex, I see you’re suffering. Mm-hmm. I sure know what that feels like too. But I don’t have a crystal ball, honey. It’s not for me to say if Stephanie might ever forgive you. Right. I guess that would be a rhetorical question. And really the whole thing is just moot right now because I can’t even get her to talk to me.

I call her, I leave her messages. She doesn’t respond. Messages, huh? I guess you mean her. Texting and tweeting and tics and talks, and however the hell less that You young people now talk to each other. Yeah. You know, here’s what I think, and not that you ask now, I think you, you, the younger generation, y’all need to stop hiding behind a screen if you think that’s the way to get through through each other, because it’s not, you need to, you need to be with the person in the flesh so they can you see your face, look in your eyes.

Maybe even take them into your arms if you have something important to say. Especially if it’s an apology. Yeah.

Tell your father, you know, I said bye. Have him gimme a call. I will. Hey, thank you Ms. Press.

I’ll put it back in the fridge. Maybe we’ll have a little appetite later on. Yeah, I’ll, uh, I’ll take the container back to Roman. Okay. Well, before you do at least have a few bites of the pie on Maid. What dessert before dinner. Mm-hmm. , your mother would not approve. Woo. She says you When mom was in med school and it was just the two of us, we used to eat pie for dinner every Friday night.

You’re kidding me. I’m totally serious. And she was the first one to put a piece on her plate and ladle on the whipped cream. God, I wish I could have seen that.

You know, your mom didn’t talk too much to me about that time. But I’m pretty sure the two of you got along just fine. Without me. It wasn’t fine, but we managed because you had each other. Because we had each other.

And now without her, I just, I don’t know, dad, I just, I don’t know.

Yeah. Okay. I’ll just turn up at Zander’s door with a smile and all my worldly goods. Mm. It might be a bit much. Tell you what, you’ve been working out the paper. You got some bucks to rub together. Why don’t I go over to the Salem End book us a room. Better yet a suite? No. Sweet. I can afford a room. A small one.

Two queen size beds. Twin. Twin beds, fine. Cheap scape. Okay, while I take care of our lodgings, you go over to Xander’s motel room and you claim your prize. Bit of a crass way to put it, don’t you think? Crass smash. He is a major prize and you are gonna win now go get him, girl.

I meant there’s an element of danger being with you that part of me liked.

I said I liked it with reservations. I thought that I could soften your rough edges, but instead the other way around happened. We changed each other, Sarah. That’s how love’s supposed to work, isn’t it? Yeah, but not when one person keeps lying to the other and commits crimes and betrays your trust. That is not how love works.

Here we go again. I mean, you lecture me on how I’m not good enough for you. Then you leave, but then you come back. Sarah,

I’m not coming back this time,

so you might as well.

Yeah,

dears. Stephanie, I know you have no reason to forgive me. But

Dad, we are going to get through this. Mom would never forgive us if we didn’t. You’re right about that.

And Dad, I’m sorry. I’ve been so wrapped up in my personal problems that I haven’t appreciated how lucky I’ve been. Not just in having mom for as long as I did, but finding that pie and the note from her. It was like, it was like she got to say goodbye to me even if I didn’t have the chance to say it to her.

That’s a beautiful way to look at it.

We are going to be okay. Because we have each other.

Yes, we do.

Hey, yeah. I, I think, I think maybe you should at least go and talk to Stephanie. I don’t know. I, I, um, she, she just lost her, her mother. I can’t just show up at her door and bear my shoulder. I disagree. I disagree. I think, I think maybe this is the exact time that she needs to hear from people who care about her shrink.

Oh. Years of therapy will do that to you.

I’ve just said so much loss lately. Abigail, Arlene, Kate, Kayla, I, I just think maybe we’re, we’re forgotten. That we’ve, we’ve gotta live as well as grieve, which is just, I guess, a common way of saying that Maybe, maybe if there is a, a connection between the two of you, between you and Stephanie, and maybe you, you should, you should explore it.

I know, I know Abigail loves Stephanie, and I know, I just think that she, she wouldn’t be all right with, with you finding out, seeing if you could get close to her. Who knows?

I think that’s what you want. And listen, whatever you decide,

it’s your choice. I will support you.

It’s time for you to remember when you first realized you were in love with Gabriela Hernandez, when you were locked up together in the Secret Room. I should have admitted it before now, but my pride, my ego wouldn’t let me do it. I am done with all that now. If we never get outta here, I’m not leaving anything unfinished.

That’s why I’m laying it all out on the line. I care for you. Get me Hernandez, and I’m done pretending. I don’t

it’s worth

what’s going on. The equipment. He’s a bit older than his.

Hi. Ah, watch where you’re going. Oh, I see Zander finally signing the papers. It’s none of your damn business.

You go Gwenny.

I, Steve, I’m so sorry my Kayla. I’m so sorry.

Ready or not. Steph, you’re right. Come. Are you, can you.

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Oh, oh no. Oh my God. No. Please don’t believe us. I’m so dying.

I didn’t get to tell her how much in loved. I don’t wanna die. I’m not here.

Yes, skip. Of course. I want you to hold the front page, this new expose on the sale and police department’s gonna send our online subscription. Soaring. Yes, I’m talking rampant corruption, gross incompetence, and personal benefits.

Skip. I’m gonna have to call you back. Yeah, right. Bye Dad. , I didn’t know you were coming in. It’s um, that’s really lovely to see you. Hi. I don’t suppose that you’ll feel that way when you find out why I’m here. Okay. I spoke to ra. I know what you did.

Oh, come on Nate. Well, you’re gluten for punishment. We all know you’re never gonna be good enough for Meg Ryan, so all you do is all a favor and just stop trying. We’ve never watched a romcom before.

Who is it?

This very bloody important.

Going somewhere I can explain. Uh, please do, because I’m having trouble falling along. You send me off to take a shower so we can consummate our marriage and when I come out, I find you sneaking outta my suite like a cat burglar. What’s going on here, Gabby?

No.

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

I must say Bonnie is a very understanding person. that she is Sarah, honey. Justin was just telling me that Bonnie convinced you to give Xandra another chance. Mm-hmm. , she did. Unfortunately, it didn’t stick. What? Yeah. I’m sorry to get your hopes up, mom, but stating my marriage to Xander is not in the cards.

Oh, no. What changed your mind? Oh man, I don’t know. I was probably finding my husband half naked with Gwen Rizk.

Can’t believe the police commissioner had to call you in Boston to disparage your daughter. Is it true? Did you help Sandra cover up some kidnapping spree? Is just trying to create cover for himself. I mean, is there any wonder why the Salem Police Department’s reputation is in the bloody toilet? If you ask me, Hey, I think he’s doing his both a favor, how do you figure he thought maybe your father could speak to you, took some sense into you, if that’s still possible.

What did the Fair Commissioner have to tell you then? Enough for me to know that you could be in serious trouble for not cooperating with the police? Is that what you told you, Gwen? What are you thinking? Sandra kidnapped two women when who ended up dead. Why are you trying to help him cover up his crimes?

Is that any way to treat the guy who saved your magnificent? Or have you forgotten how I dawned on that muscle bound clown suit? Oh, I thank you, Mr. Cook. I’d love to come in for a visit. Looks like I interrupted quite the party. What do you want? Well, for starters, I’d like for you to acknowledge what I did for you.

I guess you, you do, I do. Can owe you one, uh, more than one. Yeah. Yeah. Don’t rub it in. Yeah. Start with a drink. Have we given up on glasses? It’s come to that. Just trying to cut out the middle man. How? How the mighty have fallen to think that gorgeous temple of yours used to luxuriate on Egyptian cotton at Curios Mansion.

Sheets are overrated. So is my family. What are you doing? I wanted to give you a heads up concerning, I’m kind of, sort of testifying against you to a grand jury.

Well, isn’t it obvious why I’m leaving? Uh, no, it isn’t. Well, I’ve changed my mind in case you weren’t aware. It’s a woman’s prerogative to do so. You changed your mind about being with. That’s right. I don’t believe you. You don’t believe that I’ve changed my mind. I don’t believe that you had any intention of getting back together with me, let alone making love to me today.

That’s why’d you really come here. I don’t have to explain anything to you. Not after everything you did to me and Stephan, why the hell are you here, Gabby? I thought for a second that. Then I could forgive you, but after I was in this room waiting for you to get outta the shower, I realized how wrong I was.

I, I never could have been able to get past what you did to the only man I’ve ever loved. Goodbye. Hey, hey. You’re not walking outta here until you tell me what you’re up to. Let go with me. Pick none. Whatcha you doing? I’m get out. Go. Hey,

this why you came to my room.

This is a collect call from Statesville Prison. Do you accept?

Please help me understand why on earth would you cover for crimes?

Van was desperate. He is always desperate. Look, he was in terrible debt and he didn’t have enough money for a place to stay, so he took a job with Ava Vitali just to get back on his. And by job you mean kidnapping Susan Banks and ransoming her to EJ Damira. It was meant to be a simple transactions. Zer never meant for Susan to get hurt.

I’m sure that’s a comfort to ej who lost his mother and Johnny who lost his grandmother. Zander lets Susan go. Well that’s really swell of him, isn’t it? Tell me about Bonnie. She’s in his family. Oh God, dad, come on. It’s not like Bonnie’s some sort of a saint or she to your sister, and that’s supposed to make it what Sandra did.

Okay. I didn’t say that then. What are you saying after everything he’s done, Gwen, why are you still defending?

Is this some kind of junk? I’m afraid not. Butter. My lawyer thinks, telling the police what I know is my only chance of staying outta prison. You told a lawyer what I did. Well, yes, but it’s nothing to worry about. I, it’s privileged or whatever. Nothing to worry about. He says, after his barrister advises him to throw me under the bus and back repeatedly over the body, she thinks she can get me a generous plea deal.

Oh, bully for you. Well, look, I didn’t wanna testify against you, at least not at first, especially since I couldn’t do it anonymously. So you were hoping that you could ruin my life with without anyone discovering your planet. Yes. I’m trying to go a jet. Hey, this is because of my cousin Sonny, isn’t it? You were worried how he’d react if he learned that you helped me kidnap his stepmom.

He believed I’d changed. Huh? Why did you decide to wrap me up? Will Horton. If that messy little queen overheard me talking to my lawyer and told Sonny everything, so now it’s every man for himself.

This is what you were after, isn’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve never seen that phone before. It’s my burner. Why would you need a burner phone? You know what? Don’t even answer that. It’s probably to make all your untraceable shading deals. I use it only to communicate with Dr. But I suspect you already knew that.

Oh, and looks like someone made an outgoing call to him while I was in the shower. Still wanna pretend like you’ve never seen this before?

I’m sorry, sir. I’m having trouble hearing you. You have a collect call from Statesville Prison. Will you accept? Hello? Yes, yes. Hello? Hello. Accept. I’ll accept. Hello. Who is this? Hello, son. It’s your mother.

Mother, you have no idea how happy I am to hear your voice . Is that so? Yes. My ex-wife, Gabby, she totally snapped. She locks me up in the secret room, in the Demer mansion. You need to send help. You have to. I don’t have to do anything. And why should I lift a finger to such an ungrateful son?

Admit a cab. You send me into the shower so you could snoop around and then you called Rolf on this phone. What if I did, you know? For a second. I actually started to believe you, but I should have known, you’ll never give up this obsession you have with Stephan. Never. Not until he’s back to himself. Not until I undo every single thing that you have done to him.

I talk to Ralph. Not only has he agreed to get Stephan back to how he was, but he’s on the way to Salem as we speak.

I can’t believe that Zander would take up with that awful Gwen again. Especially after what she put you through. I should have seen it coming. I just, I didn’t think it was gonna happen this soon. Are you sure that you didn’t misunderstand the situation? I look, Xander insisted that he could explain why they were in a state of undress.

But does it really matter? Of course it does. He’s just gonna be more excuses mom. And maybe he’s telling you the truth this time. Maybe he is telling me the. This time

seeing him like that with that woman, it, it just proved to me that I’m never going to be able to trust him again. You don’t think, you don’t think you’re being a little rash, rash, mom. I have given him so many chances. I know what I’m doing. Of course you do. But if even Bonnie was willing to give Xander another chance.

Surely you can too.

Dad, Sando was about to lose everything. His relationship with Justin, his freedom, his marriage to Sarah. So you created a fake company where he could pretend to work to cover his tracks.

Yes, that was dodgy. Yes, but Zander had told me that he was done working for Ava. He just wanted to prove to his family that he wasn’t a complete screw up. He certainly failed in that attempt, didn’t he? I know you’re disappointed in me, sweetheart. We have graduated from disappointed to disgusted about three schemes ago.

This is different how? Because I had nothing to do with Bonnie or Susan’s kidnapper. You are an accessory after the fact. I was helping a friend. No. Helping a friend is giving them a truck to move, not enabling them to cover multiple felonies. Okay? So it wasn’t the best judgment, it was the worst judgment.

And this happened over and over again. But you have a chance to salvage all of this. To make it right for me and all the people you’ve heard,

wow. Go to the police and tell them everything, you know, I can’t. I can’t do that to Zander. If I turn him in, I would lose him. Would you rather lose me?

Little Horton knows what I did. What the hell are you thinking? How was I supposed to know that little sneak was eavesdropping? What if he writes one of his exposes about me? Worse shit turns my tragic downfall into his next flick. For peacock, I could think of worse faces. I could see a Hemsworth doing you justice, which.

Not Chris. What are we even talking about? I don’t know. Hot Aussies, she was just trying to distract me from the situation at hand. Uh, relaxed cookie. You don’t have to worry about Wilhelmina. She wasn’t snooping in my life for a story then what was Will snooping about for? She wanted to get me out of Sunny’s life and you know what?

It worked. He wants nothing more to do with me. It’s because your shabby little love triangle blew up in your face. You’re gonna sell me out. Well, it’s nothing personal, big guy. I just have to look out for my own interests.

What if I offered you another incentive? What incentive?

I dunno. By opens negotiation. What are you proposing?

You’re making a mistake, Gabby. The only mistake I ever made was trusting a man like you and I’m out of here. You think you can keep me here against my will? I would never do something like that. Gabby. Smart man. And my brother’s just itching for a solid reason to lock your ass up. I don’t need to keep you here by force because I don’t think you really wanna leave.

Really? No, I really do wanna leave. But see, there’s a little part of you that must know you’re wasting your time with Stephan Damir. Part of you that knows how much better it is to be with a man who actually wants you, who understands what we can be together, you think it’s a waste of time to want my husband back.

Back to the way he was before you and your mad scientists were playing in his. It’s a waste because Stephan doesn’t want to love you. He keeps telling you over and over that you make him sick. He has no interest in being Deprogrammed who says I’m giving him a choice.

Mother, this is not the time for your macab sense of humor. Please do. I sound like I’m joking. I, I tell you that your son has been abducted by a crazy person and you’re not even the least bit concerned. Where was your concern for your grieving mother when you rose from the dead? How many months now? And you haven’t visited me even once.

Mother, I died. You’re right. I am sorry. It’s just that I’ve been busy. Yes. And yet you send your attorneys to have me sign your late brother Jake’s Tamira Enterprise’s proxy. Over to you. Plenty of time for that. Am I right?

Dad, what are you saying? Are you saying that you can’t forgive me for helping Zander?

I’ve lost track of all the things that I have given you for four, almost assuring I’m marriage to. Tormenting Abigail, the whole Sarah debacle.

I truly, truly am sorry for all of that. So you always say over and over and over again, I have accepted that I’ve believed in because I have wanted to believe so deeply in. I have risked my whole relationship with my family, my wife, my other kids. Because of you, you know how grateful I have to have you in my life.

If you are truly grateful for my love and support, you will stop doing the things that you’re doing. Do you have any idea the position that you have put me in by helping Xander? How are you involved? You are living in my wife’s family home. You are working at my newspaper. You have weaponized a spectator launching an attack on the Salem pd.

I swear I never meant for any of this to blow back at you, and yet it has, and this is what I don’t understand. Tommy, how can you go to such desperate lengths for a guy who’s in love with another? Because he’s still my friend, whether he loves Sarah or not. And actually he’s your friend too. Did you forget that?

No. No. I have not forgotten. He is my friend too, but I will not throw my life away for him.

When you gimme no choice,

what does that mean? That means.

I am ordering you to go down to the Salem PD right now, and you swear out a statement against Sandra or else

Mom. I know that you mean well, but my mind is made up. It’s over between Sandra. , once the trust is gone, there’s just, there’s nothing left. I’m very sorry to hear that. I know that you care about Tanner and I know that you were, you were rooting for us, but we were never gonna make it work. We’re just, we’re too incompatible.

Namely, I have a moral compass and he does not well from what I have witnessed, you made my cousin want to be a better. It’s like Maggie, as for Victor. Yeah. And Victor has done some truly terrible things in his lifetime, but even he has lines he won’t cross. I can’t say the same for Xander. I’m sorry. What is happening?

I go shy now. You know you want it. It, I can remember a timer getting means bed was at the very top of your. That was a long time ago. You don’t find me attractive anymore.

I do. You’re definitely still attractive. You told me that you have nothing to lose by testifying against me, so why don’t you let me show you what you have to gain by keeping that pretty little man shut.

Okay, mother, you are right. Okay. I have failed you miserably as a son. I’ve just been so distracted by everything I. I didn’t take the time out to think about the one person who loves me most in this world. And I am sorry, but look, I promise you, I promise if you get me outta here, I will do everything in my power to get you out of that hell of a prison you’re in and back here at home with me.

Where you belong, please, mother. Are you still there? Oh, I’m here. I’m just thinking about. About how you’d saved just about anything right now to get my help. Okay? Yes. I am desperate. I am, please. I am telling you the truth. Just please get me out of here. Mother, I’ll take it under consideration.

You aren’t giving stuff on a choice about the deprogramming. What do you mean by that? Uh, nothing. It’s just a figure of speech. A figure of speech. Yes. I was just trying to say that I’m never gonna give up on him. That’s not what it sounded like, Lee. I’m not like you and Kristen and ej. I would never take away Stefan’s free will, but you would hound and harass the guy despite him telling you over and over again that he’s not interested.

I’m never gonna try to stop convincing Stefan to fight for the life that we had together, and Dr. Rolf is gonna help me accomplish.

I’m be so sure about that. Gabby,

you are ordering me to go to the police. I mean, what are you gonna send me to my bedroom if I don’t comply? Take me in for a time. You can’t force me to do anything.

No, I can’t.

You know, sometimes I wonder if I could have been a father to you when you were a little girl. Perhaps I could have taught you the difference between right and wrong. Yeah. But you weren’t

all right. I wasn’t. And I will always regret that because it’s obvious that you don’t know the difference.

So here we are.

Here we are.

Like you say, Gwen, you’re a grown woman capable of making your own decisions, so the choice is yours.

Either you go to the police and tell them everything you know about Sandra to help in his prosecution, or oh,

or.

You are outta my life this time for good.

You would really have sex with me to stop me from testifying against you. Well, it’s not like we didn’t almost do it before, huh? Yeah. But that time you tricked me and hooked up with Sarah Horton instead, and Sarah’s gone. It’s just you and me.

We’re doing this now. Okay? Is this real? Oh, it’s very real. And this time I don’t have any tricks on my sleeve. I thought you happened. These, please. Yeah, I know that, son. Do you have a deal?

Yeah, definitely. We have a deal. Take me. Take me now.

I like it. Rough but safe for. Safe word.

You nasty. Little bomb feeder. What made you think you wal in here and threatened me with no repercussions? How is it threatening? Oh, no, she was just casually informing me. Then you intend to testify against me in court if you’ve forgotten who I am. This a storm from snapping your neck. Right. Maybe not wanting to add murder charges to your list of offenses, baby, I don’t care.

Already lost Sarah. Most people would say that she was my conscience. Don’t only thing keeping me from turning into the worst version of myself. Is this the worst version of you? Like you said, what have I gotta lose?

You, you keep away. Make no mistakes, doc. If you tell the cops, then you help me and we’ll make sure that you join Susan Banks in the afterlife. You understand perfectly.

Justin, you said yourself, Sarah makes Xander a better. , well, not good enough to keep him from kidnapping his wife. I went along with Bonnie’s decision to give Xander a second chance, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to overlook what Xander did to Bonnie and Susan. I he, he’s not a bad person. No, but he does bad things at a certain point.

You just have to accept that that’s who he. I am really glad to hear you say that Maybe you could drop the divorce papers so soon. Mom, are you not listening to me? I am ready to move on from this marriage.

Justin, I can get the paperwork started right. Thank you. Uh, should be pretty straightforward. No kids. Not much in the way of marital assets. How soon do you want them? As soon as possible.

You would, you would cut me out of your life. If, if I don’t flip on. I couldn’t understand why you’d be skeptical after all the times that I have threatened to disown you only to to, to bring you right back into my life and into my heart for your dead time. I have to be No, no, you don’t, dad. No. We, we can, we can fix this.

I mean, h how is this different from an hit any other time? Losing Abigail has changed everything for me. Everything, my relationship to life, to family, to the preciousness of time. I wanna spend the time I have. Making Jennifer as happy as I can, honoring the legacy of my daughter, spending time with JJ and the grandkids.

I don’t want to lose you,

but I can’t keep dealing with the negativity and the drama that you bring.

I can’t. It’s too, it’s everything’s unsafe. So do the right thing. Go to Rafe, tell him everything you know, Alexander, or you will lose not only the roof of your head and your job at the Spectator, but me as a father, the choice is your.

What’s gonna be

No mother, please. There’s no time for you to think this over. You gotta get me out of this room. Okay. Before Gabby gets back, there’s no telling what she might do. Mother, please. I’m begging you. Just gimme mother. What did you just say mother? What the hell? Oh. Hi. Hi, Viv. Yes. This is your once and future daughter-in-law, Gabby Hernandez.

He said what? Always so dramatic. Yeah, no. I know that you’re upset that Stefan hasn’t come visit you, but you, he’s had plenty of time to take Chloe to, uh, New York for Christmas and Miami for New Year’s. Mother, can you hear me? Yes, exactly. Chloe Lane. No, I need to talk to, I know it’s really awful what she did to your beloved Philip.

It’s crazy because the Stephan that we both know and love would never treat us this way. She never liked you mother. You never liked her. You know, I’m just thinking that when Rolf brainwashed step to hate me and love Chloe, maybe he did something to make him stop caring for you too. It’s a lie. Mother.

You can’t believe her. No, no, no, no. Sleep. Okay. Sorry about that. Yeah. Oh, no, that was, um, no, that was nothing. Listen, you and I, we are on the same page. We want Stephan to be 100% in his right mind and no longer under Dara’s mind control. Yes. Once he’s deprogrammed, I, I will see to it myself that he visits you at least once a week.

Okay. Nice talking to you. What? Okay. Bye. In.

Nice try, but funny story. Mommy. Weirdest is team stabby. Ha, I’m telling you. Oh, that’s right, stabby live with it. Ha.

It’s leash shin. I have an assignment for you. I need you to make sure Dr. Wilhelm Rolf stays away from Salem permanently.

Thank you. I hope you’re not upset with me for agreeing to represent Sarah in this divorce. No, of course not. It’s what Sarah wants, but it’s not what you want. Oh, Justin, I learned a long time ago. You can give advice and you can be there for your tournament. In the end, you just have to. You have to step back and support their decisions.

Sarah is probably at the motel as we speak, breaking the news to Zander.

He loves her so much. You know, he’s not gonna take this well.

I swear to God, if that’s you, I am ready to commit murder. I am ready to. Sarah, I wasn’t expecting you. Uh, can I commit? Yeah, course. I just, I put some quotes. You don’t have to. I’ve seen it fall anyway. I won’t belong.

What’s this? Divorce papers. Our marriage is over. Zander.

Go here.

I thought you’d like to know. I’ve decided not to testify against Sander. Turns out telling the truth may be hazardous to my health. Hello? Well, that makes two of us. You decided not to turn on Zander today. I thought you’d already made up your mind not to cooperate with the police. Yeah, I did until my father turned up and gave me an ultimatum.

What kind? Ofum? The kind where I either testify against Sandra or he will disown me. Oh my God. And you chose Xander.

Looks like I’m on my own again. Jack made good on his threat. He kicked me out the house fired me from the spectator. He said I no longer have a father.

You trying to, if you scream, it goes back on

you’re insane. You know that. I’m determined there’s a difference. How many times do I need to tell you no matter what you do, I will not fall in love with you again. We’ll see about that. Oh, looks like we have a visitor.

All right. Now who’s down for a little deprogramming.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 27, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

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

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

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Days Transcript Friday, January 27, 2023

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nicole, what you doing? Whatcha doing me right?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I can never say no to you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What?

Hm

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

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

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

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

Good morning to hear that.

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

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

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

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

So you admitted.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And what happened to me,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am sick of pining over.

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

I’d like to move on with you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you want, I can bring some.

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

Gabby, where are you going?

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Days Update Friday, January 27, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nicole falls asleep so EJ puts a blanket over her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chanel talked to Johnny about her fight with Allie. He said he wanted to find Allie so he could to her what happened was his fault. Chanel said she couldn’t let him take the blame for what happened. She said she didn’t want to stop him when he tried to kiss her. She said at the time she didn’t want to. She said she was in love with Allie. They said they would be careful around each other. He said he cared about her and his sister. He said he didn’t want to come between them again. She said his thing with Wendy could be good. She said she was happy for him. He said he was happy for her and Allie. They hugged each other. Allie walked in the room. Belle and Paulina ran into each other in the Square. They talked about Marlena. Paulina mentioned she had to get in touch with her lawyer about Sloan’s lawsuit. Belle asked if she could join her legal team. She said working would help her. She said she liked Paulina just as much as she hated Sloan. Paulina wanted to strategize. Sloan let Nicole know she and Eric slept together. Nicole called her a sl*t. Sloan said Nicole still had feelings for Eric while lusting after EJ. Sloan called her desperate. Nicole slapped her. Sloan slapped her back. Eric showed up and stopped them from fighting. Nicole told him she knew he was grieving, but there was no excuse for him to be the terrible person he was becoming. She said if he ever broke the spell he was under, he would regret looking at Sloan. Nicole said she was sorry about his mother before she walked away.

Eric asked Sloan if she provoked Nicole. Sloan said she did. She said it was a mistake to provoke Nicole. Sloan said it was too easy to get under Nicole’s skin. She said she thought Nicole was jealous. She asked if he still had feelings for Nicole. He said there would always be a connection between them. He said they never made it work and they never would. She asked him if he had feelings for Nicole again since he didn’t answer her question. Paulina showed up and argued with Sloan. Sloan said she couldn’t wait to see who she got as a lawyer. Belle showed up and said she was Paulina’s lawyer. She reminded Sloan that she beat her before and would do it again. She asked Eric about being with Sloan after their mother died. He called Belle an ambulance chaser. He said she was on the wrong side of the case because Sloan was the victim. He said he could relate to Sloan since they just lost their mother. He said she should be able to relate too. Paulina and Belle left. When Stefan was pouring liquid in EJ’s drink, Gabi hit him in the head with a statue. She dragged him to the door. EJ called out to Stefan. He walked in and saw Gabi. He yelled at her for sneaking in the mansion. He told her to give up trying to convince Stefan to get deprogrammed. She said Stefan still loved her. She said he would be hers again. When she was about to leave, he grabbed her so he could throw her out himself. He went upstairs to look for Stefan. Gabi snuck back in the mansion. She grabbed Stefan so she could take him in the tunnel. Nicole went to the DiMera mansion. She told EJ what happened with Sloan. He wanted to toast Sloan for being with Eric and for Nicole for moving on from him. Nicole started to feel weird. She kept drinking until she dropped the glass. She almost kissed him. He took her upstairs. She wondered what was wrong with her. She said she could usually hold her liquor. He complimented her. He said Eric was a fool. She looked at him and realized she didn’t need Eric when she had him. They kissed each other. Stefan woke up tied in the wine cellar. He called Gabi a crazy b*tch. She said she was desperate. She said they were going to fix his skull whether he liked it or not. She said they would see where his heart lied. He yelled at her. She said her urge to fight for what she wanted was what he loved about her. He said he didn’t want to be with her. She said she knew it was the brainwashing talking. She said they would get through this together. She said when it was over, he would see that it was worth it. He asked how it was going to work when Rolf was missing, and Marlena was dead. She taped his mouth and called Li.

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

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

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

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

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

Hey, how’s it going?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What the hell is going on here?

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

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

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

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

He’s gonna be mine forever.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m really sorry about your mother.

Finally, peace, quiet.

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

Thanks. We do for love,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trust me. And I know my sister Johnny.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About, about us, you and me. Oh,

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

Hello?

Who did this? Who are you?

That would be me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

is nothing.

You’re a smart. Dynamic and

very beautiful woman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Especially these days,

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

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

I wanna have you.

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

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

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

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

just call me if anything changes. Okay. Thanks.

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

Oh, what the hell do you want?

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

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

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

I have to go

ej.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you. You are welcome.

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

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

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

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

last night.

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

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

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

Gabby, I,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, we were.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck in all your future endeavors.

Oh, and uh, flee.

Let this be a lesson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thinking about Eric

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

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

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

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

Hey, Eric,

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

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

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

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

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

well, I’ve imposed on you long enough.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sounds good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

you’ll end up exactly where you belong.

Eric,

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

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

nevermind, what

would it be Okay if I gave you a hug?

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

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

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

I noticed that it doesn’t hurt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 I am gonna do without you.

So, uh, I guess I should ask you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where am I?

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

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

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

That’s all I wanted to say.

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

Hmm.

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

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

Knock it off. I’m coming.

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

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

Don’t.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You did,

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

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

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

God so much.

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

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

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

Yes.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As as I there.

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

Does, does that mean that I’m,

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

Susan? I asked you a question.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A wonder if or refuse is enjoying his triumph.

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

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

buddy.

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

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

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

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

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

Hey,

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

I can.

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

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

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

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

And I am so sorry. You’re hurting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They’d have to go through her first.

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

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

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

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

No corner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have one.

If I could just think of some of those strategies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Days Update Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Days Transcript Monday, January 23, 2022

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

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

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

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

Now I know why you love those movies so much.

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

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

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

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

I was just gonna drink you,

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

Have had a lifetime. Wonderful memories have.

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

What the hell is going on here?

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

So how you doing?

Not great. I’m sorry.

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

Hold on. I’m gonna get some help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is Well, you’re kidding.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m.

Can’t. I can’t, I can’t.

To be with.

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

I’m so sorry.

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

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

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

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

Allie

Grandma is.

You.

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

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

and listen.

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

No, you always know my faith is strong.

Then when life was hard, my faith sustained me

till now.

See, I asked God spare her life.

Stop listening.

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

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

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

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

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

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

and then we could never be us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

So sorry. . God. Oh.

Are you okay? No.

I love you too.

So does everybody,

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

I’ve been so proud to be your daughter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I just feel like that scary little girl.

I’m afraid I’m never gonna find you,

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

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

You’ll.

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

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

I.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I just left a message for Sammy to call.

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

God.

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

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

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

you knew when you saw right through me, you,

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

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

I trusted you and depended on you,

and I always love you, Dr. Evans.

From that first.

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

Ronnie,

we. Together.

Did you ever dream love? What day?

I wish that dream could last forever.

Comes once in time.

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

once in a.

Comes once in.

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

once in a lifetime.

I will turn back time for

I will never be. So fine as the

here comes one in a lifetime.

The other one who makes it better.

The truth is, I will only feel this way.

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

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

I love you.

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

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

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

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

Hit me again.

I can.

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

So,

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Days Update Monday, January 23, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marlena enters the gates of Heaven.

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Days Short Recap Friday, January 20, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

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

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

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Days Transcript Friday, January 20, 2023

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Transcript provided by Suzanne

THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I just wanna be in my own bed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johnny, you’ve been through this before.

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

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

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

perhaps you’ll settle for a compromise.

Molly, I made sure. What were you thinking?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leave me alone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the brainwashing? Yes. Oh.

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

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

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

You okay?

Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Okay. Yeah.

Everything ready to. Uh, one second.

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

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

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

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

but.

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

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

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

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

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

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

You get away from my daddy.

She one.

She one.

Delicious it.

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

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

Reminisce a little.

Oh.

I love that picture. No,

I love that one too.

You still laughing your eyes.

And yours,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No, I’m furious. All right.

In fact,

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

Sure. He would’ve improved.

So

does this mean

we could work this up?

You mean can I forgive you? I suppose,

I think we can do that under one condition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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