Days Update Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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Sonny goes to the Kiriakis Mansion looking for Victor, but is shocked to instead find his half-brother, Alex Kiriakis (now played by Robert Scott Wilson), who says he is not Victor. Sonny questions what Alex is doing here. Alex asks if that’s any way to greet his big brother as he gives Sonny a big hug.

Justin meets with Steve at the Brady Pub and asks what was important that he wanted to talk about. Steve shows Justin the article about Orpheus walking free.

Eric offers to take Nicole to the hospital, but she says she can drive herself. Rafe points out that Nicole can barely even walk. Eric says he’s sure Rafe needs to catch the guy, so he will give Nicole a ride. Rafe thanks him and asks Nicole if she’s sure she’ll be alright. Nicole assures Rafe that she’ll be fine and tells Rafe to just get the man. Rafe kisses her and says he’ll call as soon as he knows anything. Rafe tells Eric to take good care of her. Eric then helps Nicole up and they walk away together.

Ava tells the man to relax and he can have the ring but Jake says no. Jake tells the man that they just got engaged and to put the gun down. Jake warns that he doesn’t know who he’s messing with and walks towards him, so the man then shoots Jake. Jake then collapses in Ava’s arms.

Alex tells Sonny to come swim with him but he declines. Alex talks about the setup of the Kiriakis Mansion. Sonny asks him what he’s doing here. Alex asks if he really needs a reason to come back and visit the family homestead. Sonny asks if it’s just a visit. Alex says it was originally but he might stay awhile. Alex calls it really strange that he felt right at home the second he stepped foot in Salem.

Eric brings Nicole to the hospital. She thanks him for bringing her and being so kind, but says she’s here now so he can go. Eric refuses to leave until he knows she’s okay. Nicole insists that she’s fine. Eric says what happened in the park was some serious trauma. Nicole blows it off as not being her first. Eric tells her to stop pretending like she wasn’t scared when a man just attacked her with a gun. Eric declares that he’s not leaving and is staying right here whether she likes it or not.

Rafe calls to send all available units to the town square. Jada joins him and asks about a robbery. Rafe informs her that the man tried to steal from the tip jar at the Brady Pub, then came to the park and pulled a gun on someone. Jada asks if he’s still out there. Rafe says he couldn’t have gotten far and is considered armed and dangerous.

Ava checks on Jake and tries to encourage him to stay with her as he loses consciousness. Ava screams for help and tells Jake not to die on her.

Alex gets the impression that Sonny is not happy to see him. Sonny says he’s just a little surprised since Alex seemed pretty locked in with the business in Phoenix and when he said he was taking the job at Titan, Alex said they could handle it. Alex assures that they are and that Joe and Victor have it handled. Sonny asks if he’s fine with them running it without him. Alex complains that they are always trying to tell him what to do anyway, so he figured he’d let them do their own thing. Alex says they have a different vision for the company and they were second guessing every decision he made. Alex points out that he’s still family. Sonny asks if that’s the only reason he left. Alex didn’t want business to come between he and his brothers, so he figured he’d step out and come to Salem to see some of the family. Alex asks where everyone is. Bonnie walks in looking for Justin. Alex introduces himself. Bonnie says it’s so nice to meet him and starts to introduce herself but Alex acknowledges her as the woman who killed his mother.

Steve questions Governor Mitchell going along with the pardons. Justin responds that it’s because he’s corrupt and accepts bribes. Steve argues that he didn’t even try to hide it. Steve adds that he’s less interested in how Orpheus managed to get out than what Justin plans to do about it. Justin asks what he means. Steve reminds Justin that Orpheus is the man responsible for Adrienne’s death and asks if Justin plans to go after him.

Eric has Nicole set up in a hospital room as Kayla comes in and asks what happened. Nicole responds that it’s nothing serious and she just twisted her ankle. Eric argues that it was hardly nothing as a guy attacked her in the park and pulled a gun on her. Kayla says that must have been terrifying. Nicole is thankful that Eric came when he did. Kayla questions if Eric fought off an attacker. Eric clarifies that he just talked to him and wishes he was able to stop him. Nicole hopes they catch him soon and knows Rafe won’t stop until he does.

Jada and Rafe talk about catching this guy. Rafe says he got a pretty good description and reveals that his wife Nicole is the one who was attacked. Jada says she’s sorry and asks if she’s okay. Rafe says she will be but she’s pretty rattled since the guy threw her to the ground and she sprained her ankle. Jada asks where she is. Rafe says she’s at the hospital getting checked out. Jada asks if she’s by herself. Rafe responds that she is with her ex-husband which Jada questions. Rafe says it’s not like that and that he just happened to be at the scene. Rafe tells Jada to just focus on finding the guy. Rafe then gets a message about shots being fired.

Ava tries to wake Jake up. The man asks if Jake is dead. Ava says he’s not and calls the man a son of a bitch. The man asks what she expected him to do and blames Jake for not just giving him the ring. Ava tells the man to just take the ring then. He says he doesn’t want it now. Ava questions what is wrong with him. Ava pulls out her phone to call for an ambulance but the man raises his gun and tells her to put the phone away as she’s not calling anybody. Ava questions if he’s going to shoot her now too. He responds that it’s nothing personal but he can’t have any witnesses.

Bonnie claims not to know what Alex means. Alex says a few years ago, Bonnie was posing as Sonny’s mom Adrienne, and killed his mother, Anjelica Deveraux. Bonnie responds that she didn’t kill Anjelica. Sonny backs her up and says Anjelica died from a heart attack. Alex points out that it was in Bonnie’s hotel room and he heard that she left her for dead. Alex asks Bonnie for one good reason why he shouldn’t return the favor.

Justin asks if Steve is worried he’s going to murder Orpheus. Steve says it’s not exactly a big leap and reminds Justin of what he did the last time he was in a room with Orpheus and pulled a gun on him while in police custody. Justin recalls Steve asking him to turn the gun over to him so he could do it himself, but he was just playing him to get the gun out of his hand. Steve argues that he was trying to save him from throwing his life away. Justin argues that he could’ve made that decision on his own. Steve says Justin was grieving and not in his right mind. Justin feels he was pretty clear. Steve says this is what he’s talking about since Justin sounds like he feels cheated, like he wishes he pulled the trigger. Steve needs to make sure that Justin is not planning on finishing the job. Orpheus then enters the Pub and says he’d like to know the answer to that himself.

Kayla gets Nicole’s ankle wrapped and thinks it’s just a bad sprain, suggesting she stay off of it, rest it, and ice it for a few days. Eric asks if there’s anything else treatment wise. Kayla says she can just use pain meds unless it gets worse. Nicole says it feels pretty good, so she should be good to go. Nicole admits that she would feel better if Rafe gets that maniac off the streets.

Rafe informs Jada that shots were fired outside the jewelry store in the town square, so they head that way.

Ava tells the man that she doesn’t know what’s going on in his life but he doesn’t need to shoot her. Ava doesn’t give a damn about getting him arrested, she just needs to get an ambulance for her boyfriend. The man screams to put her phone down. Ava tells him to just go and she won’t tell anyone what she saw. The man argues that as soon as he turns around, she’ll call 911 and he’ll have the entire police force after him and he’ll be stuck. He declares that he can’t have that. He says he’s sorry but at least she gets to be with her boyfriend. Rafe and Jada arrive, ordering him to drop his gun. He doesn’t respond, so Jada shoots him.

Orpheus sits at Steve and Justin’s table, saying he’s sorry to drop in unannounced but he figured they might take exception to his release. Justin wonders why he would think that. Steve asks what he wants. Orpheus says he’s not one to sit back and let things happen, so rather than wait for them to appear at his door, he thought he would come by and say hi, to get a sense of their intentions. Orpheus asks Justin if he intends to come after him. Justin asks if he thinks he’d tell him if he was. Orpheus says Justin has always been straightforward and has never hid his animosity towards him, though he claims it’s based on a misunderstanding which Justin questions. Justin argues that Orpheus killed his wife. Orpheus calls it an accident, saying he did not intend to hurt Adrienne and she was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Justin calls him a cold son of a bitch. Steve tells Orpheus that he’s not making things better. Orpheus says he’s just stating facts. Justin says the facts are that Orpheus ran Adrienne off the road and was too busy framing Maggie to call for help. Orpheus admits he was busy tying up loose ends but he’s not making any excuses. Orpheus tells Justin that he’s truly sorry for his loss, but he has to get on with his life, so he’s here to find out if he should expect retaliation from either of them. Justin responds that when he lost Adrienne, he didn’t think he had anything left except to kill him but Steve convinced him that he shouldn’t blow him away. Justin says he realized he still had a lot to live for like four sons, a granddaughter, and he was lucky enough to find love again. Justin adds that if he killed Orpheus, he would’ve tossed all of that away. Justin promises that Orpheus’ miserable life isn’t worth one second of his time with the people he loves. Orpheus asks if they are good then. Justin responds that they are far from good and he eagerly anticipates him rotting in Hell, but he’s not going after him because he’s already dead to him. Justin tells Steve it was good to see him again and then storms out of the Pub.

Alex wraps a necktie around his hands as Sonny questions what the hell he’s doing. Bonnie argues that she didn’t mean to leave Anjelica in the hotel room. Alex points out that she did and Anjelica died. Bonnie cries that it was Anjelica’s idea for her to pose as Adrienne. Alex mocks the idea of her being innocent. Alex asks if she never thought she’d leave trail of bodies behind. Sonny tells Alex to put the tie down. Bonnie cries that she’s really sorry and knows she made a billion mistakes, but she was just desperate to stay out of prison. Sonny backs her up and says they’ve all forgiven her, including Justin. Bonnie says she’s really sorry about Anjelica. Alex then tosses the tie and laughs it off as a joke and points out the looks on their faces. Alex asks if he looks like the Necktie Killer or something. Sonny can’t believe it was a joke. Alex calls it a test. Bonnie is relieved as Alex says he just wanted to see how she would react. Alex adds that he’s not happy about what happened to his mother, but he knows she wasn’t a saint so he’d be willing to bet that she put herself in the position. Bonnie asks if he really doesn’t hate her. Alex says Justin says that she makes him happy, so he can’t be mad at her. Alex comments that what Bonnie did to Sonny’s mom was way worse and he was able to forgive him. Alex then hugs Bonnie.

Rafe checks the man and removes the gun. Rafe confirms the man is dead from Jada’s shot and instructs her to call it in. Jada calls in two shootings in the park, one deceased and another victim in critical condition. Rafe checks on Jake and notes that his pulse is weak but it’s there. Ava worries that he’s lost so much blood and she can’t get it to stop. Rafe removes his jacket to cover the wound and assures Ava that the EMTs will be there shortly. Ava asks how this could happen to Jake as Rafe encourages that he’s going to be okay.

Alex says he said what he had to say and got it out of his system but he doesn’t believe in holding on to bad feelings or negative energy. Alex talks about taking a swim when he greeted his brother. Bonnie acknowledges that Alex likes to keep in shape and points out his abs as she touches them. Justin then walks in and comments that he sees Bonnie met his son. Alex hugs Justin and says now it’s a party.

Kayla tells Nicole that a nurse will be in with her crutches and then she’ll be on her way. Nicole and Eric thank her. Kayla suggests Nicole make an appointment with Marlena to talk this out because everything may seem okay now but PTSD can hit when you least expect it. Kayla gets paged about an incoming gunshot victim and exits the room. Nicole tells Eric that if he hadn’t shown up when he did, that gunshot victim might have been her.

Rafe, Jada, and Ava are with EMTs as they bring Jake in to the hospital where Kayla greets them. Rafe calls it another robbery gone bad. Ava points out that he’s lost a lot of blood. Kayla asks if Ava is alright. She assures that she is and tells Kayla to just help Jake. Kayla agrees to do everything she can. Kayla can’t find an exit wound and calls to get him in to surgery. Ava says he has to make it. Kayla agrees to come talk to her as soon as she knows anything. Jada suggests they go sit in the waiting room while they need to do what they need to do. Rafe tells Ava that he knows they’ve been through a lot, but he’s here for her if she needs him.

Justin asks Alex what prompted his visit to Salem. Sonny says apparently it’s not just a visit and he’s thinking about staying for a little while. Bonnie says that’s great and they are happy to have him. Justin asks what about the business in Phoenix. Alex says he needed a little break and thought it would be nice to see some family. Justin says Victor and Maggie will be thrilled to see him. Justin asks if they are talking a few weeks. Alex says he thought so originally but after seeing how relaxing this place is, he might just take the summer off. Sonny questions that. Alex says it beats hanging out in a blistering Arizona desert and he gets to spend a couple more months with his baby brother. Alex decides he and Sonny are going to go work out and Sonny’s going to show him around town. Sonny says that sounds awesome but Titan has him pretty busy right now. Alex suggests maybe he’ll come work with Sonny then.

Steve tells Orpheus that he can save the innocent act for someone who doesn’t know him as they both know he got the pardon for a reason. Orpheus doesn’t know what he’s implying and claims he did his best to be a model prisoner and is now just trying to stay clean. Orpheus adds that he needs to find himself some gainful employment, so he asks if the Brady Pub is still hiring since his old pal Clyde is working here and Roman’s in the second chance business. Steve questions if he thinks this is only his second chance. Orpheus says sometimes it takes a few for it to stick. Orpheus knows he’s caused his share of pain, especially to Steve’s family, but says all that is behind him now. Orpheus says instead of the infamous villain Orpheus, he could just be Milo Harp, short order cook. Steve responds that if he really wants that kind of work, there are a lot of restaurants outside of Salem. Steve asks why he would stay here where everyone despises him. Orpheus says maybe he likes it here. Steve warns that he’ll never be able to live down his past, so if he’s really serious about cleaning up his act, he should go somewhere else and get a fresh start. Orpheus agrees that maybe it makes more sense and remarks that he’s always wanted to live out West. Orpheus brings up Seattle and suggests he could look in on Steve’s kids there.

Nicole gets her crutches. Rafe comes in and asks how she’s doing. Nicole says it’s just a sprain so she’ll be fine. Rafe asks how she’s feeling. Nicole says Kayla wrapped it up nice so it’s good and now she’s working on her crutches. Nicole asks if he had any luck on finding the guy who attacked her. Rafe confirms they found him. Eric asks if he’s in custody. Rafe responds that he’s dead which shocks Nicole. Rafe explains that he and Jada came upon the man as he was in the midst of another robbery. Eric asks who else he tried to rob. Rafe says it was Ava. Nicole asks if she was alright. Rafe confirms that she is as the man was going to shoot her but Jada shot him first. Eric hates to hear about the loss of a human life. Eric adds that they should be grateful that nobody else is going to get hurt. Rafe responds that is unfortunately not the case since Jake was with Ava and before they got to the scene, the man had shot Jake. Eric realizes that’s who Kayla got paged to as the gunshot victim. Rafe confirms that Jake is being rushed into surgery as they speak and they don’t know anything else. Rafe tells Nicole that he’s just glad she is okay. Eric guesses Rafe can handle things from here. Rafe apologizes to Eric for how he reacted at the park. Eric tells him he doesn’t have to apologize. Rafe thanks Eric again for bringing Nicole to the hospital. Nicole thanks him as well. Eric reminds Nicole to take it easy and rest well as he then exits the room.

Ava stares at her hands, covered in Jake’s blood. Jada asks if there’s anything she can get her. Ava thanks her but says no, insisting she’s fine since she’s not the one who just took a bullet. Jada knows they just met but brings up that her father used to work at the hospital and she hears they are the best, so Jake is in good hands. Jada asks if Ava wants to talk about it. Ava responds that she doesn’t know what Jada has heard about her, but this isn’t the first time she’s seen somebody shot in front of her. Ava says with the life she grew up in, it was pretty regular but seeing someone you care about bleeding out in front of you on the ground is something you never get used to. Jada comments that it sounds like Ava loves Jake very much. Ava admits she finally thought she could hold onto the person she loves but she will not be weak. Jada encourages that she’s not weak, just scared. Jada offers to get her a water and a granola bar but Ava says she’s not hungry. Jada points out that Jake might be in surgery for awhile, so she needs to keep her strength up. Ava then gives in, so Jada goes to get it for her. Ava looks down at her engagement ring.

Steve stands up and questions if Orpheus is threatening his children. Orpheus responds that he didn’t threaten anyone. Steve warns him not to go anywhere near his children. Orpheus says that Steve is the one who suggested he leave town. Steve asks what kind of game he is playing. Orpheus says it’s no game, but him moving will create trouble then he’ll stay in Salem. Orpheus guesses he’ll be seeing him as he then exits the Pub.

Sonny questions Alex wanting to work with him at Titan. Alex asks if he doesn’t want him to. Sonny says he doesn’t have a problem with it but he just said he wants to take the summer off. Sonny suggests he just stay in Phoenix with the twins but Alex says he’s sick and tired of knocking heads with them. Justin didn’t know they were having issues. Alex says they just have different ways of thinking, especially when it comes to business. Sonny asks what about them. Alex says they’ve always been good and he’s always gotten him. Sonny agrees that he does. Alex tells him they could be working together again and how awesome that will be as he hugs him.

Jada goes to get water and a granola bar for Ava. Eric runs in to her and asks what’s wrong. Jada responds that she killed a man in the line of duty today. Eric knows it must be upsetting. Jada argues that it shouldn’t be since he was about to shoot Ava, so she knows she did the right thing and it’s her job. Eric understands it’s a heavy situation. Jada adds that it will never get easier. Eric encourages that she should be proud of herself for saving somebody’s life today.

Nicole asks Rafe how badly Jake was hurt and if he’s going to make it. Rafe says he doesn’t know. Nicole asks how Ava is holding up. Rafe admits she’s not good. Nicole had no idea they were so close. Rafe admits he didn’t either, but seeing how broken up she was, he can tell it’s really serious between them. Nicole kisses Rafe.

Kayla comes out so Ava asks how Jake is and if surgery is over. Kayla reveals there was no surgery. Ava questions what she’s talking about. Kayla informs Ava that Jake’s heart stopped on the way to the operating room, so they took him to the ER and did everything they could but they could not get his heart beating again. Ava can’t believe it as Kayla announces that she’s sorry, but Jake didn’t make it.

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Days Transcript Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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Sonny: Hey, uncle vic? We gotta talk.

[Dmatic music]

Alex: I am not uncle vic.

Sonny: What are you doing here?

Alex: Hmm?

Sonny: I said what are you doing here?

Alex: Now, is that any way to greet your big brother?

Sonny: Alex, what are you doing, man? Alex.

Alex: [Laughs]

Sonny: What’s going on?

Steve: Justin. Thanks for meeting me.

Justin: Of course. You said it was important.

Steve: It is.

Justin: So what do you wanna talk about?

Steve: This.

[Tense music]

Eric: I mean that I’ll take you to the hospital.

Nicole: Guys, I can drive myself.

Rafe: No, actually. You can’T. You can barely even walk on it.

Nicole: Let’s not make things worse.

Eric: Listen, rafe, I’m sure you need to catch the guy who did this, all right? So I’ll give her a ride.

Rafe: Thank you. Are you sure you’ll be all right?

Nicole: Yeah. I’ll be fine. You just get this jerk, okay?

Rafe: Okay. Okay. I’ll call you as soon as I know anything. All right. Take good care of her.

Eric: I will.

Rafe: Got it?

Eric: I got this.

Nicole: Oh, okay.

[Grunts] Okay. Thanks.

Eric: All right, let’s go.

Rafe: All right, thanks.

Ava: Okay. Okay, relax. You can have–

Jake: No. No, he can’T.

Ava: Jake, what are you doing?

Jake: You’re not giving him your ring. Look, pal, we just got engaged. Put the gun down. You don’t know who you’re messing with, do you?

[Gunshot]

[Tense music]

Ava: Jake, jake. Jake. Jake, no! Jake. Jake.

Jake: [Grunting in pain]

[Dramatic music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Sonny: Alex, come on. I’m serious. This suit’s really expensive. Alex! Alex!

Alex: Oh, my god.

Sonny: You’re soaking wet, man.

Alex: I’m sorry, bro.

Sonny: Seriously?

Alex: I’m sorry. What can I say? It was so nice out, I had to get a swim in. I just ran in here to grab a drink. I’m headed back. And you’re coming to take a dip with me.

Sonny: No. Thank you. Kind of feels like I already have.

Alex: [Chuckles] Uncle vic, huh? Hell of a setup.

Sonny: Yeah.

Alex: It’s like a damn resort. He’s got the olympic-sized pool, the cabana, and not to mention this delicious arnold palmer that hendo whipped up for me.

Sonny: Hendo? I’m sorry, do you mean henderson?

Alex: Oh, it is the absolute best. Do you want me to make sure he makes you one?

Sonny: No. I’m good, thank you.

Alex: More for me.

Sonny: So what are you doing here?

Alex: Do I really need a reason to come back and visit the family homestead?

Sonny: What, so you’re just here for a visit?

Alex: Well, originally. But I mean, after getting back in this space, I might stay a while, you know? It’s really strange. The second I stepped foot in salem, I felt right at home.

Eric: Take it easy. Keep leaning on me, all right?

Nicole: Yeah.

Eric: There you go. There you go.

Nicole: Okay. Thank you for bringing me.

Eric: Yeah.

Nicole: And thank you for being so kind. But I’m here now, so I mean, you can go.

Eric: I’m not leaving till I know you’re okay.

Nicole: Eric, I’m fine. I’m sure once they take a look at my ankle, I will be as good as new.

Eric: Yeah, well, it’s not your ankle I’m worried about. What happened in the park had to be some serious trauma.

Nicole: Not my first.

Eric: Stop it. Stop pretending like you weren’t scared. A man just attacked you and held a gun on you. All right? So I’m not leaving, all right? So whether you like it or not, I’m staying right here.

Nicole: [Sighs]

Rafe: Send all available units to the square. Let me know the second you find something.

Jada: Hey, boss, you called in a robbery?

Rafe: Yeah. Guy tried to take the tip jar from the brady pub.

Jada: That’s pretty low.

Rafe: Well, that’s not all. He came to the park and he pulled a gun on someone.

Jada: And he’s still out there?

Rafe: Yeah, and he can’t have gotten far. And consider him armed and dangerous.

Ava: [Panting] Okay. No.

Jake: [Grunts]

Ava: No, no! No. No. No, no, no, no! Jake. Jake. Jake, can you hear me? Jake. Come on. It’s gonna be okay. You’re gonna be okay. Stay with me, jake. Help! Help! We need help over here! Don’t you die on me. Don’t you die.

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Alex: Why am I getting the impression that you’re not happy to see me?

Sonny: No, it’s not– it’s not that I’m not happy to see you. I’m just, you know, a little surprised.

Alex: Well, what is so surprising, sonny boy?

Sonny: Well, you seemed pretty locked in with the business out in phoenix, and when I told you and the twins I was gonna be taking the job at titan, you said you guys could handle it.

Alex: And we are. Trust me. Joe and vic have it all under control while I’m here.

Sonny: And you’re fine with that? With them totally steering the ship without you?

Alex: [Sighs] Joe and vic are always trying to tell me what to do anyway. So I figured, let ’em do their own thing.

Sonny: I didn’t know you guys were butting heads.

Alex: Just have a different vision for that company. Came to the point where they started second-guessing every decision that I made.

Sonny: What were you guys fighting about?

Alex: Different stuff, sonny. Who knows? They were in sync. I wasn’T. Maybe just chalk it up to working with twins. I don’t know. It doesn’t matter, okay? We’re still family, right? Yeah?

Sonny: Yeah, you are. But is that the only reason you left?

Alex: I didn’t want business to come in between us. That’s all. So I figured I’d step out. I wasn’t ready for another blistering summer in arizona. I wanted to head east, come to salem, and see some of the family. Where the hell is everybody, anyway?

Bonnie: Sonny? Is your da– oh. [Laughs] Oh, um, who do we have here?

Sonny: Bonnie, this is–

Alex: Allow me. Alexander kiriakis.

Bonnie: [Gasps] Alex. Oh, my gosh. It’s so nice to meet you. I’m b–

Alex: The woman who killed my mother.

[Tense music]

Steve: Why would mitchell go along with something like this?

Justin: Because he’s corrupt. He might as well just hang a sign that says “bribes accepted.”

Steve: Didn’t even try to hide it. But I’m less interested in how orpheus managed to get out than in what you plan to do about it.

Justin: What do you mean?

Steve: You know what I mean. The man responsible for adrienne’s death is free. Are you planning to go after him?

Kayla: Nicole.

Nicole: Hey, kayla.

Kayla: What happened?

Nicole: It’s nothing serious. I just twisted my ankle.

Eric: It was hardly nothing. A guy attacked her in the park.

Kayla: A random attacker?

Nicole: He wanted my purse.

Eric: He pulled a gun on her.

Kayla: That must have been terrifying.

Nicole: Well, thankfully, eric came when he did.

Kayla: Don’t tell me you fought off an attacker.

Eric: No, I just talked to him. Just wish I was able to stop him.

Nicole: Hopefully they’ll catch him soon. And if I know rafe, he won’t stop until he does.

Jada: Should we start canvassing the park? See if anyone has run into this guy?

Rafe: Yeah, I’m working on getting a photo right now. He was at the brady pub. Hopefully the security camera got a good angle on him.

Jada: Do you know what he looks like?

Rafe: Yeah, I got a pretty good description of him from my wife.

Jada: Your wife?

Rafe: Nicole is the one who was attacked.

Jada: Oh, man, I’m sorry. Is she okay?

Rafe: Yeah, she’s gonna be okay. I mean, she’s pretty rattled. The guy threw her to the ground, and she sprained her ankle.

Jada: I’m sorry. Where is she?

Rafe: She’s at the hospital right now, getting checked out.

Jada: By herself?

Rafe: No, she’s– she’s with her ex-husband.

Jada: Ex-husband?

Rafe: It’s not like that. He just happened to be at the scene. Would you just focus on finding the guy?

Jada: Say no more.

Rafe: Oh.

Jada: What is it?

Rafe: I just got a report of shots fired.

Ava: Jake. Jake, come on. Come on, stay with me. Wake up. Wake up; you gotta stay with me. Come on. Come on, jake. Jake, answer me.

Greg: Is he dead?

Ava: No. No, he’s not dead. No thanks to you, you son of a bitch.

Greg: What’d you expect me to do, huh? It’s his fault. He should have just given me the ring.

Ava: Oh, you want this ring? Is that what you want? You shot him over a stupid piece of jewelry? Take it! Take it!

Greg: I don’t want it now.

Ava: What the hell is wrong with you? Huh?

Greg: Hey, whoa, whoa. What do you think you’re doing?

Ava: Calling for an ambulance.

Greg: Put the phone down. You’re not calling anybody.

Ava: What, you’re gonna shoot me now too, huh?

Greg: Sorry, lady. It’s nothing personal. I can’t have any witnesses.

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Bonnie: I’m sorry, I don’t know what you mean.

Alex: Oh, then let me refresh your memory, bonnie. A few years ago, as you were posing as his mother, adrienne, you killed my mother, anjelica devereaux.

Bonnie: Oh, anjelica. Yeah, I–I didn’t kill her.

Sonny: Yeah, no, she’s right. Your mom died from a heart attack.

Alex: In your hotel room. And from what I heard, you left her for dead. So bonnie, give me one good reason why I shouldn’t return the favor.

[Tense music]

Justin: You’re worried I’m going to what? Murder orpheus?

Steve: It’s not exactly a big leap. Do I need to remind you what you did the last time you were in a room with him? You pulled a gun on him while he was in police custody.

Justin: Mm-hmm. And if I remember correctly, you convinced me to turn the gun over to you so you could do the deed yourself.

Steve: That’s right.

Justin: But you were just playing me in order to get the gun out of my hand.

Steve: I was trying to save you from throwing your life away.

Justin: I could have made that decision on my own.

Steve: No. Not in that moment. You were grieving. You weren’t in your right mind.

Justin: I’d say I was pretty clear.

Steve: You see? This is what I’m talking about. It sounds like you feel cheated. Like you wish you had pulled that trigger.

Justin: [Sighs]

Steve: So now that orpheus is out, I need to know, I need to make sure you’re not planning to finish the job.

Orpheus: I would like to know the answer to that myself.

Kayla: Okay, there you go. I think you just have a bad sprain. If you stay off of it and rest it and ice it for a few days, it should be good as new. You’ll be on your feet.

Eric: But for now, she just needs to rest, right?

Kayla: Yep.

Eric: Anything else treatment-wise?

Kayla: Nope. She can just use over-the-counter pain meds, and if things get worse, you can call me, and I’ll prescribe something stronger.

Nicole: Okay. I should be fine. Now that you wrapped it nice and tight, it feels pretty good.

Kayla: Glad to hear it.

Nicole: Although, what would make me feel better is if rafe gets that maniac who did this to me off the streets.

Jada: Where were shots fired?

Rafe: Outside the jewelry store off the square. Let’s go.

Ava: Look. Look, I don’t know what’s going on in your life, but… you don’t need to shoot me. All right? I don’t give a damn about having you arrested. I’m no friend of the cops. Okay? I just need to get an ambulance here… to help my boyfriend. You don’t want him to die.

Greg: Just put the phone down!

Ava: Okay, just go. Just go, all right? I’m not gonna tell anybody what I saw.

Greg: Yeah, nice try. But as soon as I turn my head, you’re calling 911 and I’ve got the entire police force after me. Then they’ll lock this whole town down, and I’m stuck. I can’t have that. I’m sorry. But at least you get to be with your boyfriend.

Rafe: Police! Drop the gun!

Jada: He said drop it now!

[Tense music]

[Gunshot bangs]

Greg: [Coughs] Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Orpheus: Sorry to drop by unannounced. But I figured you gentlemen might take exception to my release.

Justin: I wonder why you’d think that.

Steve: What do you want?

Orpheus: Well, as you know, I’m not one to sit back and let things happen, so rather than wait for you to appear at my doorstep, I thought I’d come by, say hi, and get a sense of your intentions.

Steve: Our intentions?

Orpheus: Namely, justin, are you intending to come after me?

Justin: You think I’d tell you if I was?

Orpheus: Actually, yes. You’ve always been a very straightforward guy. You’ve never hidden your animosity towards me. Although it’s based on a misunderstanding.

Justin: Misunderstanding? You killed my wife.

Orpheus: Accidentally. Look… my hands may not be the cleanest in the world, but I did not intend to hurt adrienne. It was simply the wrong place at the wrong time.

Justin: You cold son of a bitch.

Steve: If you’re trying to make things better here, it’s not working.

Orpheus: I’m just stating facts.

Justin: The facts are, you ran adrienne of the road, and you were too busy framing maggie to call for help.

Orpheus: I… I don’t deny that I was in the midst of tying off loose ends.

Steve: Is that supposed to excuse your actions?

Orpheus: No. No. I’m not making any excuses. And for what it’s worth, I’m sorry for your loss. Truly. But I’ve gotta get on with my life, and I’m here to find out if I should expect retaliation from either of you.

Justin: When I lost adrienne, I really didn’t think I had anything left except to kill you. But when steve convinced me that I shouldn’t blow you away, I realized that even though you had taken adrienne away from me, I still had a lot to live for. I have four incredible sons, a beautiful granddaughter, and I was lucky enough to find love again.

Orpheus: I heard you’d remarried.

Justin: Mm-hmm. And if I had killed you, I would have been tossing all of that away. I promise you, your miserable life isn’t worth one second of my time with the people that I love.

Orpheus: So we’re good.

Justin: No. No. We are far from good. I eagerly anticipate the day you start to rot in hell. But I am not going after you because you’re already dead to me. It’s good to see you again, steve.

[Tense music]

Sonny: Whoa, whoa, alex. What the hell are you doing?

Bonnie: Okay, I–I’m sorry. I didn’t–I really didn’t wanna leave your mother in that hotel room.

Alex: But you did. And she died.

Bonnie: No, I– I just was already in so deep. And you know what? It was her idea, you know. She came up with the idea for me to pose as adrienne.

Alex: No, I knew you were just caught as an innocent in the mix of all of this, right?

Bonnie: Well, no. It just– I never thought I’d just–

Alex: You would leave a trail of bodies behind?

Sonny: Alex, just put the tie down.

Bonnie: I am really sorry. I am sorry. I know I’ve made about a million and a half mistakes, but the truth is, I just was desperate to stay out of prison.

Sonny: It’s true. I’m telling you, it’s true. And we have all forgiven her. Dad did too.

Bonnie: Please. I’m really sorry about your mother.

Sonny: Alex.

Alex: [Laughs] Relax. The look on your two faces. Are you kidding me? Did you really think I was gonna do something with this? The hell do I look like? A necktie killer?

Sonny: What?

Bonnie: Wait, what?

Sonny: Are you– it was a joke?

Alex: Call it a test.

Bonnie: Oh, my god. Thank god. I thought you were going to–

Alex: I know what you thought. I just wanted to see how you’d react. Look, bonnie, I’m not happy about what happened to my mother. But I do know she wasn’t a saint. So I’d be willing to bet that whatever trouble found her, she put herself in that position.

Bonnie: [Sighs] Then you really don’t hate me?

Alex: Dad says you make him happy, so even if you’re the worst person in the world, how can I be mad at you?

Bonnie: Oh, thanks. I think.

Sonny: And, I mean, what you did to sonny’s mom was way worse, and this guy was able to forgive you, so why the hell shouldn’t I?

Bonnie: [Chuckles] Right?

Alex: What are you waiting for? Bring it in.

[Bassy jazz music]

[Alex exhales]

[Bonnie chuckles]

[Tense music]

Rafe: He’s dead. Call it in, hunter.

Jada: Okay.

[Phone beeps] This is hunter. We got two shootings in the park. Perp is deceased. One victim, critical condition. Send an ambulance.

Rafe: His pulse is weak, but it’s there.

Ava: He’s lost so much blood, but I can’t get it to stop. I’m putting pressure, but it won’t go.

Rafe: Detective hunter’s calling in the emts, so they’ll be here shortly.

Ava: How could this happen? How could this happen? I can’t believe this happened to jake.

Rafe: It’s okay. He’s gonna be okay.

[Tense music]

Alex: [Exhales]

Bonnie: [Laughs] Whoa. Whoa! Oh, my–ooh. I’m spinning.

[Laughs] I mean, we went from potential murder to shirtless hug in a matter of seconds.

Alex: I said what I needed to say. I got it out of my system. I don’t believe in holding on to bad feelings. It creates negative energy.

Bonnie: Yeah, well, that hug had plenty of positive energy.

Sonny: Yeah, at least he toweled off before he hugged you.

Alex: Well, I was indulging in a nice swim, working on my breaststroke when I greeted my brother here.

Bonnie: Can’t blame him for wanting to take advantage of the pool, sonny. I mean, he obviously likes to keep in shape.

Alex: Oh, thank you for noticing.

Bonnie: I mean, really. Look at those abs.

Alex: Ah.

Bonnie: You could grate cheese off those.

Alex: Ah, well–

Bonnie: There’s more than six. One, two–

Sonny: Okay, bonnie.

Bonnie: Oh, what? I’m an admirer of the human form. So sue me.

Alex: I think she’s a very flattering woman.

Bonnie: And those are very flattering trunks.

Alex: Thank you. Thank you.

Bonnie: I’m sorry. May I just–ooh.

[Laughs]

Alex: Easy! Easy, killer. I’m ticklish.

Bonnie: It’s like, wow.

Alex: What are you doing?

Justin: So…

Bonnie: [Laughs]

Justin: I see you’ve met my son.

Bonnie: Yes, justin. I was just–

Alex: There he is. Papa’s home. Now it’s a party.

Bonnie: [Laughs]

Justin: Alex.

[Chuckles]

Kayla: All right. Well, the nurse should be in any minute with your crutches, and then you’ll be on your way.

Nicole: Sounds good.

Eric: Thanks, kayla.

Nicole: Yeah. Thank you.

Kayla: But listen, nicole, you might think about making an appointment with marlena. Talk this out. I mean, everything seems okay right now, but then, you know, ptsd could hit when you least expect it. Okay?

[Phone beeps] Oh, sorry. Uh…

Eric: Is everything okay?

Kayla: Yeah. I gotta get going. I’m sorry, I have a incoming gunshot victim.

Nicole: Oh, gosh. Yeah, go. Go.

Eric: I’m gonna get her home, but thank you.

Kayla: Okay.

Eric: Good luck. Hey. All right, um…

Nicole: Uh… you know what? If you hadn’t shown up when you did… that might have been me.

Ava: Jake, you hang in there. Hang in there. Help is here.

Kayla: Is this our gunshot victim?

Rafe: Yeah.

Kayla: Jake.

Rafe: It was a robbery gone bad.

Kayla: Another robbery?

Jada: He’s lost a lot of blood.

Kayla: Ava, you all right?

Ava: I’m fine. I’m fine. Please just help him.

Kayla: Okay. We’ll do everything we can. All right. Don’t see an exit wound anywhere. We need to get him to surgery.

Ava: Okay, kayla, he has to make it. Please, please tell me–

Kayla: Okay, I’ll come talk to you as soon as I know anything, all right?

Ava: Okay, jake? Jake?

Jada: Why don’t we go sit in the waiting room?

Ava: Okay. I will be here. You come back to me, okay, jake?

Jada: Let them do what they need to do.

Ava: Oh, my god. Oh, my god.

Rafe: Ava, listen. I know we’ve been through a lot, but I’m here for you if you need me. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Alex: Did I tell you guys? Hendo’s got a gift.

Justin: Hendo?

Sonny: Ah, yes. Hendo. Apparently, that’s what we’re calling henderson now.

Justin: Ah.

Bonnie: But isn’t it just half iced tea and half lemonade?

Alex: Oh, there’s a lot more to it than that, bonnie. This is an art.

Justin: Well, it is refreshing. So alex, what prompted this visit to salem?Pted this visit I mean, not that I mind.

Sonny: Well, apparently it’s not just a visit. Apparently, alex was thinking about staying for a little while.

Justin: No kidding.

Bonnie: Great. Happy to have you. Here. Happy to have you here.

Justin: So what about the business in phoenix?

Alex: Dad, I needed a little break, to be honest with you. And I thought it would be nice to just see some family, hang out by the pool… see uncle vic, aunt maggie.

Justin: Well, they’re gonna be thrilled to see you. So are we talking about a few weeks?

Alex: Well, that’s what i thought originally, but then after seeing how relaxing this place is, I might just take the summer off.

Sonny: [Chuckles] Really?

Alex: What? It beats hanging out in a blistering arizona desert. And I get to spend a couple more months with my baby bro. So we are gonna go work out. You are gonna show me around town, take me to some of those little bars you like so much.

Sonny: Right. Yeah. That sounds awesome.

Alex: Good.

Sonny: But, um… you know, titan actually has me pretty busy right now, so–

Alex: Ah, yeah. Maybe I’ll come work with you.

Sonny: Uh…

Steve: So…

Orpheus: So…

Steve: Well, let’s hear it.

Orpheus: Am I supposed to know what that means?

Steve: You can save the innocent act for someone who doesn’t know you. And we both know you got that pardon for a reason.

Orpheus: I don’t know what you’re implying, steve. I did my best to be a model prisoner, and now that I’m out, I’m just trying to keep my nose clean.

Steve: Sure you are.

Orpheus: Which reminds me, I need to find myself some gainful employment. You happen to know if they’re still hiring here?

Steve: You wanna work at the brady pub?

Orpheus: Well, my old pal clyde works here. Word is, roman’s in the second chance business.

Steve: You think you’re only on a second chance?

Orpheus: Hmm. Sometimes it takes a few for it to stick. Look, I… I know I’ve caused my share of pain, especially to your family. But all that’s behind me now. Instead of infamous villain orpheus, I could just be… milo harp, short order cook.

[Chuckles]

Steve: Huh. Well, if you really want that kind of work, there are a lot of restaurants outside of salem that you could choose from. I mean, why stay here where everyone despises you?

Orpheus: Oh, maybe I like it here.

Steve: Mm. Well, you’ll never be able to live down your past. So if you’re really serious about cleaning up your act, why don’t you go someplace else? Get a fresh start.

Orpheus: Well, maybe you’re right. Maybe that makes more sense. I’ve always wanted to live out west.

Steve: How far west?

Orpheus: Well… they say seattle’s beautiful this time of year. Hey, while I’m there, maybe i could look in on your kids. What are their names again? Stephanie, uh, joey, and… tripp?

Eric: Easy does it. And remember, small steps.

Nicole: Okay. I know what I’m doing.

Eric: All right. I’m just making sure you don’t stumble.

Nicole: Okay. Rafe.

Rafe: Hey.

Nicole: Hey.

Rafe: Hey. How are we doing?

Nicole: Uh, actually it’s just a sprain, but I’ll be fine.

Rafe: Oh, well, that’s good.

Nicole: Yeah.

Rafe: How– how are you feeling?

Nicole: Well, you know what? Kayla wrapped it up nice and tight, so it’s good. And I’m working on my crutch skills.

[Chuckles] Um, listen, any– any luck on finding the guy who attacked me?

Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, we found him.

Eric: Oh, that’s great. Is he in custody?

Rafe: No. No, he’s dead.

Nicole: What?

Rafe: Yeah. We came upon him. I mean, detective hunter and i came upon him, and he was in the midst of committing another robbery.

Eric: Who else was he trying to rob?

Rafe: Ava.

Nicole: Oh, is she all right?

Rafe: Yeah. Yeah, he was– he was going to shoot her, but detective hunter shot him first.

Eric: Oh, I hate to hear the loss of human life. We should be grateful that nobody else is gonna get hurt.

Rafe: Yeah, unfortunately, that’s not the case, ’cause, um… as it happens, jake was with ava and… before we got to the scene, the gunman shot him.

Nicole: Jake?

Rafe: Mm-hmm.

Eric: Kayla’s patient, the gunshot victim.

Rafe: Yeah. He’s being rushed into surgery as we speak.

Nicole: Is he…

Rafe: We don’t know.

Nicole: Oh, my god.

Rafe: Yeah. I’m just glad you’re okay.

Nicole: Yeah.

Eric: Well, looks like you can handle things from here.

Rafe: Yeah, listen. Before you go, I just wanna say… I’m sorry for how I acted, you know, at the park.

Eric: It’s okay. You already apologized.

Rafe: Yeah. Thanks again for bringing nicole to the hospital.

Nicole: Yeah, thank you, eric.

Eric: You’re welcome. Just remember, take it easy. Rest well.

Nicole: Oh.

Jada: Is there anything I can get you?

Ava: No. Thanks.

Jada: You sure?

Ava: Look, I’m fine, all right? I’m not the one who just took a bullet.

Jada: Ava, I know we just met, but my father used to work at this hospital, and from what I hear, they are the best. Jake is in good hands.

Ava: Yeah.

Jada: You wanna talk about it?

Ava: Look, I don’t know what you’ve heard about me, but this isn’t the first time I’ve seen somebody shot in front of me. All right? The life I grew up in, it’s pretty much a regular occurrence. But seeing someone that you care about… bleeding out in front of you on the ground, that is something that you never get used to.

Jada: Sounds like you love him very much.

Ava: Yeah, for the first time in my life, I finally thought that I could… hold on to the person I love. But, um… I will not be weak.

[Somber music]

Jada: You’re not weak. You’re just scared. Listen, why don’t I get you a bottle of water, maybe a granola bar?

Ava: I’m not hungry.

Jada: Jake might be in surgery for a while, and you need to keep your strength up.

Ava: Okay. All right, thank you.

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[Tense music]

Steve: Are you threatening my children?

Orpheus: I didn’t threaten anyone.

Steve: You better not even think about going anywhere near my children.

Orpheus: Steve… you’re the one who suggested I leave town.

Steve: What is this? What kind of game are you playing?

Orpheus: No game. But if my moving is gonna create trouble… you win. I’ll stay in salem. Guess I’ll be seeing you.

[Tense music]

Sonny: You wanna work with me at titan?

Alex: Unless you don’t want me to.

Sonny: No. No, actually, I don’t have a problem with it, but, I mean, didn’t you just say you wanted to take the summer off?

Alex: I did say that.

Sonny: So then why don’t you just stay in phoenix, you know? Tough it out in the twins.

Alex: Yeah, I don’t wanna tough it out with the twins. I told you I’m sick and tired of knocking heads with joe and vic.

Justin: Knocking heads? I didn’t know the three of you were having issues.

Alex: Dad, we just have different ways of thinking, especially when it comes to business.

Sonny: And what about you and me?

Alex: What about you and me? You and me have always been good. You’ve always gotten me. Am I wrong? You get me.

Sonny: Actually, I think I do.

Alex: Well, then there you go. Sonny, think about it. Kiriakis brothers working together again.

[Makes blast noise] How awesome is that gonna be? Think about it.

Sonny: Sounds pretty good. Okay. Okay.

Jada: [Sighs]

Eric: Jada. You okay?

Jada: Eric. I, uh…

Eric: Hey. What’s wrong?

Jada: I killed a man in the line of duty today.

Eric: I heard. It must be very upsetting.

Jada: That’s, uh– it shouldn’t have been, though. It shouldn’t be. He was about to shoot that woman. I-I know I did the right thing. I did the only thing. I–it’s my job. But still…

Eric: Life and death. That’s–it’s a heavy situation.

Jada: And it’s never gonna get easier. And to be honest… I don’t think it ever will be.

Eric: Well, from where I stand, you should be proud of yourself. You saved somebody’s life today.

[Soft somber music]

Nicole: How badly was jake hurt? Is he– is he gonna make it?

Rafe: Um… I don’t know.

Nicole: How’s ava holding up?

Rafe: Not good.

Nicole: I had no idea they were so close.

Rafe: Yeah. I didn’t either. But now, seeing how broken up she was, I… can tell it’s really serious between them.

[Somber music]

Ava: Kayla. Kayla, how’s jake? Is–is his surgery over?

Kayla: There was no surgery, ava.

Ava: W-what are you talking about? That’s where you said you were taking him.

Kayla: Jake coded on the way to the operating room.

Ava: He coded?

Kayla: His heart stopped.

Ava: Oh, god.

Kayla: We took him to the er. We tried to do everything we could. The trauma team, they really tried, but they could not get his heart beating again.

Ava: No. No, no, no. No.

Kayla: Ava, I’m sorry, but jake didn’t make it.

[Somber music]

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Chloe: Did you just refer to yourself as our new boss?

Kristen: Mm-hmm. That’s right, kids. You both are working for me. And I like my coffee with cream, no sugar.

Brady: Okay. Okay. You’ve had your fun. All right, you need to get outta here because we actually have some work to do.

Kristen: Well, so do I. And as I said, I’m in charge here now. And if you don’t believe me, give gabi a call.

Sonny: We have to talk.

Gabi: Now is not a good time, sonny.

Sonny: This is an emergency.

Gabi: Is ari okay?

Sonny: Oh, she’s fine. She’s fine. She’s at camp. This is about business.

Gabi: Okay. I’m listening.

Sonny: Okay. Well, I had my eye on a very small but very promising company out in london. And the deal was all but closed until someone swooped in and scooped it out from underneath me.

Gabi: And?

Sonny: Oh, and… I think that person was you.

Jake: Ava, I don’t like that you feel that I’m not serious about this relationship. And I really don’t want you feeling like an also-ran, because you’re not. And I already told you gabi… is not the love of my life. And gwen certainly wasn’t either, but… maybe you could be. Maybe you are.

Ava: You’re saying you wanna marry me?

Jake: I’m saying that… I want you to believe as much as I do that I’m serious about this relationship and we have a future.

Ava: Okay. But rings. Come on. Don’t you think that’s a little soon?

Jake: Not for me. It’s you, ava. You’re my first choice and my only choice. I don’t wanna be with anybody else, so yeah, from here on out, I only wanna be with you.

Eric: Just take it easy. Okay? Nicole, everything will be fine.

Greg: You two know each other? What, is she your wife or something?

Eric: No, she’s my friend. Listen, neither one of us want any trouble, just… just let her go.

Greg: Well, then tell your friend to give me her purse, or I’ll shoot her–now!

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

[Soft orchestration]

Ava: Jake, you do not need to buy me a diamond ring just ’cause I was feeling insecure.

Jake: I know I don’t have to. I want to.

Ava: Oh, so you wanna get married?

Jake: Eventually.

Ava: Well, eventually.

Jake: Look, I don’t want there to be any pressure. All right? It could be a year from now, two years from now. Whatever you’re comfortable with.

Ava: But it would be an engagement ring?

Jake: Yeah. A way for us to signal to the world that we plan on being husband and wife. More importantly, us saying to each other that we are committed to this relationship. In it for the long haul.

Ava: You sure this is what you want?

Jake: You are what I want…now and forever. So yeah, let’s make it official.

Sonny: Okay. Listen to me. Did you…or did you not buy this company?

Gabi: Buy it? I have never even heard of it.

Sonny: Come on, gabi. You’re trying to make a good impression as ceo. And what better way than to snatch a promising acquisition outta your biggest rival’s hands?

Gabi: All right, you gotta go–you’re wasting my time. I’m busy.

Sonny: Oh, I will…as soon as you admit it–you got up early this morning, which would’ve been afternoon in london, and you closed the deal.

Gabi: All right. You wanna know who I was dealing with this morning? Kristen dimera.

Sonny: Kristen dimera?

Gabi: Yeah! That psycho is out of prison because apparently the governor granted her a pardon.

Sonny: I mean, yeah. It’s a bit shocking.

Gabi: What’s even more shocking is I walked in here and I found her sitting in this chair.

Sonny: Is she after your job?

Gabi: That’s what I thought. But actually, she wanted something else. Back in at basic black. And li and I agreed that it was not worth fighting with her about it. So we just…well, she’s chloe and brady’s problem right now.

Kristen: Well, I just left gabi’s office, and she approved of my new position.

Brady: Why would she ever do that?

Kristen: Oh, it’s simple, brady. She owed me. I’m sure you heard about the last dimera shareholding meeting. Yeah, ej and chad, they were trying to boot gabi out, and they failed, thanks to me. And now she is just showing her gratitude.

Chloe: In other words, you didn’t give her a choice.

Brady: Kristen, I don’t know what gabi promised you, but nicole and I run basic black. We have multiyear deals. It would cost dimera a fortune to buy us out. The board would never approve it. Nice try though.

Kristen: [Laughing] You think I’m trying to replace you and nicole? Oh, don’t worry. You and blondie are still “co-ceos.”

Brady: You just said–

Kristen: I’m your boss. Yes, that’s true. You are looking at dimera’s new executive in charge of basic black.

Brady: Ooh. What in the hell does that mean?

Kristen: I’m gonna tell you what it means. It means that you, nicole, and chloe here are all gonna have to report to me.

Eric: Just lower the gun and walk away. There’s no harm, no foul.

Greg: You’re lying to me again, just like you did at the pub.

Nicole: What are you talking about?

Greg: Your friend here caught me stealing tips, and he acted all nice like he wanted to help me.

Eric: ‘Cause I do.

Greg: Then why’d you follow me? Huh?

Eric: I didn’T. I just went home for a run.

Greg: Bull! I made a break for it, and you tailed me. As soon as I let her go, you’re calling the cops. Forget that. I’ve been to prison before. I’m not going back.

Eric: I don’t want you to go back to prison. Really… I’m just trying to help you.

Nicole: I know him. He’s telling the truth.

Greg: Your purse now, or I blow her away!

Eric: I get you, man. I understand. You need the money. Which means you don’t have a job. No one’s gonna hire you when you have a record. How else are you supposed to put food on the table and keep a roof over your head? Listen to me. There’s a solution. There’s a way out. And no one has to get hurt. I didn’t call the cops. I won’T. I swear it. Right now, I just want you to put that gun away and let her go.

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Eric: No cops. I swear. How about you just hand me the gun?

Nicole: Oh, thank god.

Eric: Hand it over just nice and slowly. Nicole!

Nicole: Oh!

[Whimpering]

Ava: I don’t know. I don’t know, jake. You know, we haven’t even said, “I love you,” and you wanna get engaged.

Jake: I love you.

Ava: What?

Jake: Seriously, that– I was trying to tell you back at the apartment. I didn’t wanna scare you off.

Ava: So you love me?

Jake: Yeah. Don’t you see? It’s what I was trying to say to you when I was telling you how lucky I am to know you, the real you. I was trying to explain to you all the reasons I love you.

Ava: I love you too.

Jake: Really?

Ava: Really.

Jake: You okay?

Ava: Yeah. I just–I don’t know. This is new to me, you know? I don’t really know what to say or, uh…what to do.

Jake: You don’t have to say or do anything. If you’re on board with this, all you have to do is nod that pretty little head. I’ll go to the jewelry store and surprise you with a diamond. All right, then. Sit tight. Be right back.

Sarah: What if I did it? What if killed abigail?

Maggie: She was your cousin. You loved her. There is no way you would’ve ever hurt her.

Sarah: Not in my right mind, but we both know I’m not.

Maggie: Your medication is working. Your hallucinations are under control. Now, I promise you, sarah, everything is gonna work out.

Sarah: You don’t know that. I…I don’t know that. And I’m so–I’m so scared, mom.

Maggie: You’re not to blame. Now, none of this is your fault.

Sarah: Oh, that much I know. This is all on kristen… and gwen.

Xander: What are you doing here, gwen?

Gwen: I need to talk to you.

Xander: I have nothing to say.

Gwen: It won’t take long. I promise it’s really important.

Xander: [Heavy sigh] Just turn around while I throw on some clothes, yeah?

Gwen: Well, it’s nothing I haven’t seen before.

Xander: Do you wanna talk to me or not?

Brady: We’re not impressed with your little title, kristen.

Chloe: Yeah. Obviously, gabi gave it to you to get you off her back.

Brady: Nicole and I still run what’s important around here.

Kristen: Yeah. Subject to my approval of course.

Brady: All right, I’m done with this. You know, we’re gonna go get some coffee. Okay? If that’s all right.

Chloe: I would love that.

Kristen: Uh…excuse me. We’re not done yet. See, I have a very important announcement.

Brady: What is it? What’s your announcement?

Kristen: I have made my first executive decision.

Chloe: Oh, exciting. I can’t wait to hear it.

Kristen: And guess what, chloe? I can’t wait to say it. You’re fired.

[Laughing]

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Chloe: What? No. No way. She can’t fire me. Can she?

Brady: No, no, she can’T. Those contracts I mentioned– it gives nicole and me final say on all personnel decisions.

Kristen: Oh, I know.

Chloe: Then why would you say that?

Kristen: Would you relax? I was just having a little fun. Engaging in creative visualization. See, I use mental images to create the future I want where you are nothing but a bad memory.

Chloe: Wow. Did you miss the part where you have no power to force me out?

Kristen: Well, I can make your life so miserable that you’ll wanna quit.

Sarah: That’s another thing that’s stressing me out–gwen.

[Sniffles] Xander and I ran into her last night.

Maggie: I can’t believe she was pardoned.

Sarah: Neither can I. She’s caused so much pain and suffering, all because she just wanted to hold on to xander. What if–what if she goes after him again?

Maggie: Well, she’d be a fool because she knows he loves you.

Sarah: [Sniffles] I should have just married him when I had the chance. He wanted to finish the wedding. You wanted to finish the wedding. I was the one that wanted go down to the police station to answer all their questions.

Maggie: Yeah, but you wanted to do whatever you could to help.

Sarah: But I didn’T. Everyone wants to know if I killed my cousin, and I can’t tell them.

Maggie: You didn’T. And I’m sure of it.

Sarah: Yes. But lucas saw me at the crime scene the night of the murder, mom.

Maggie: Lucas was drunk.

Sarah: Yeah. But it’s a really specific memory. He said that he saw me running down the stairs, upset. And as I ran out the door, I-I dropped something. Possibly be the murder weapon.

Maggie: That’s impossible.

Sarah: But it’s not.

[Maggie exhales] It’s not, mom. During… one of my hallucinations… I threatened chanel dupree with a knife. What if I did the same to abigail? What if I stabbed her, thinking that she was kristen?

Maggie: May I ask you something? Have you been fully cooperating with the police?

Sarah: Yes.

Maggie: And has anyone accused you of a crime?

Sarah: No.

Maggie: Mm. Well, then you need to live your life. You need to have your wedding just as you planned.

Sarah: Now?

Maggie: I’m available.

Sarah: Mom, I–[Mutters] But–

Maggie: No, no, no, no, no. No buts. You, my darling, you need to be happy. And there’s no reason that you can’t be. So you go out there, and you find that xander… and we will have a do-over. You will be married within the hour. So how is that for a way to relieve your stress?

Sarah: It’s perfect, mom. Thank you.

Maggie: Oh, my sweet.

Sarah: [Sniffling] Love you.

Maggie: I love you too.

[Sarah chuckles]

[Soft, emotional music]

Maggie: [Sighs] Ohh…

Xander: All right. You can turn around now. So what’s so important?

Gwen: Did you read the story this morning in the “intruder”?

Xander: Oh, about you and all the other criminals being released from prison? Yeah. I saw it. Made me sick.

Gwen: No. I meant about sarah being brought in for questioning about my sister’s murder.

Xander: She wasn’t brought in–she went there voluntarily. She wants to help the police figure out who killed her cousin.

Gwen: The story implied she’s a suspect.

Xander: It’s the “intruder.” I’m surprised they didn’t imply that she’s an alien from outer space. Just ignore what you read, gwen. Sarah’s innocent.

Gwen: Are you sure? She’s been suffering from hallucinations.

Xander: How’d you know about that?

Gwen: Because she told me when she came to visit me in the prison. Is it true that she sees kristen everywhere wanting to kill her?

Xander: You have some nerve bringing that up when it’s all your bloody fault.

Gwen: You’re right. And if I’m the reason that… sarah snapped, causing her to kill abigail, I just would feel… so terrible. I mean, I’m free, and… my sister’s dead, and… I just wish I could have been there. You know, maybe I could have helped or done something. And I would–I would have helped her. I would’ve tried to save her. I would’ve done everything in my power to save her.

Nicole: Ow.

Eric: Are you okay?

Nicole: Yeah. Eric, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry he got away, and it’s all my fault.

Eric: No, it’s not your fault.

Nicole: Look, you could have gone after him, and then you didn’T. You stayed here to help me.

Eric: I wasn’t gonna leave you here. I wasn’t gonna leave you alone.

Nicole: Thank you. I mean, he just– he just came out of the bushes, and I was…I was so scared. And I don’t know what would’ve happened if you wouldn’t have come when you did.

Eric: Hey. It’s okay. It’s okay. I’m here. I’m here, and I’m not going anywhere. Migraine hits hard, so u hit back with ubrelvy

Rafe: Get your damn hands off my wife.

Nicole: Oh–

[Whimpering]

Chloe: I don’t know what you think you’re gonna accomplish by trying to force me out.

Brady: You would just be hurting the company, kristen. She’s a very valuable asset here.

Kristen: You’ve always been blind to her shortcomings. You thought she could sing too.

Brady: We need chloe here.

Kristen: No, we don’T. She’s just in the way.

Chloe: Yeah, right. In the way of you trying to get brady back. It’s so obvious that’s what this is all about– your sick obsession with him.

Kristen: I’m sick? You’re the one who moved in on my family. Do you actually think you can replace me, chloe?

Chloe: Do you actually think that getting me to quit is gonna give you another shot with brady? This is ridiculous. You can pull any desperate, juvenile stunt that you want. It’s not gonna change a thing. He and I will be together. And there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.

Sonny: It must be hard… you know, knowing the two of them are together.

Gabi: Jake and ava? I admit at first I was angry, disgusted at the thought of that skank being in his bed. But the more I thought about it, more I realized that jake and I were never really right for each other.

Sonny: Well, then why’d you invite him back to dimera?

Gabi: Just because we didn’t work as a couple–I mean, in business we make a great team. And besides, he isn’t the only one that’s moved on. I am with shin now.

Sonny: Oh–ugh!

[Coughs] Eww! Mr. Shin?

Gabi: Seriously? Are you–no. He’s like 100 years old. His son, li.

Sonny: Oh, duh. Li.

Gabi: Yes.

Sonny: Right. Wow. Yeah. No, he’s hot. How long has that been going on?

Gabi: A little over a month.

Sonny: Okay.

Gabi: What?

Sonny: No, I’m just saying, you know, do you really think that’s a good idea? Getting involved with someone you’re in business with?

Gabi: I can’t help that I am attracted to driven, ambitious men. And shin, he’s not my superior. He’s my equal. Okay? So there is no ulterior motives at play. There isn’t an imbalance of power. We’re just colleagues who enjoy each other’s company outside of the office.

Sonny: Is it serious?

Gabi: Well, I mean, I like him, we’re having a fun time. But is he the love of my life? No. No. There was only one of those.

Sonny: Stefan?

Gabi: Yeah. Stefan. There will never be another love like that for me again.

Jake: Well, I picked you a winner.

Ava: Yeah?

Jake: Yeah. I picked out the most beautiful ring they had, and hopefully you agree. What do you think?

Ava: Sorry, jake. I cannot accept that.

Xander: Here.

Gwen: It’s my fault. Oh, god. It’s all my fault.

Xander: Just–gwen, pull it together.

Gwen: Those poor children. I mean, my own niece and nephew.

[Sniffling] Their lives are never gonna be the same, and… I did this to them. My god, I’M…I’m a monster. I’m a monster.

Xander: [Sighs] Come here. Hi, sweetheart.

Sarah: No, don’t sweetheart me. Why is she here? Why aren’t you wearing a shirt?

Xander: I was fresh out the shower, I heard a knock at the door–I had no idea it was gwen.

Sarah: Okay. And when you saw it was gwen, why didn’t you tell her to go to hell and slam the door in her face?

Xander: Because she told me she had something very important to tell me, right?

Gwen: I read about your troubles in the paper, and I just– I just wanted to come here and say sorry to you and xander.

Sarah: Oh, my troubles? You mean the sheer hell that you have put me through, the horror show that will not end?

Gwen: I am so sorry. When I switched those vials, I…had no idea that that drug would push you to such extremes. I mean, I certainly didn’t dream that you’d kill abigail.

Xander: She didn’T.

Gwen: I didn’t–I’m sor– oh, god, I’m sorry, I, um… that just came out wrong. I’m just really upset.

[Sniffles] Look, I meant I’m sorry for what I did… and I know that I have no right to ask you this, but… could you ever forgive me?

[Suspenseful music]

Did you hear what I said, bitch? If I can’t have xander, no one can.

Sarah: No.

Gwen: I’d rather him dead than with anyone else.

Sarah: I won’t let you hurt him. I will kill you first. After trying lots of things to manage her

Xander: What are you doing?!

Sarah: I had to stop her. She was gonna kill you.

Gwen: What?

Sarah: She has a gun, xander. You have to call the police.

Xander: It’s all right, sarah. Calm down. Everyone’s safe.

Sarah: No, you need to make them take her back to prison. She pointed a gun at you. She was gonna shoot.

Xander: Darling, you’re mistaken–there was no gun.

Sarah: No, she pulled it out of her purse, and she obviously put it back in there–show him! Show him what you reached for.

Gwen: D-do you mean this?

Jake: So what? You changed your mind? You don’t want to get engaged anymore?

Ava: No, I do. Just not with that ring.

Jake: Why? You don’t like it?

Ava: It’s beautiful. But I happen to know that’s the engagement ring that xander gave to gwen.

Jake: You’re kidding.

Ava: Nope. I recognize it. And now that gwen is out free, she could recognize it on me.

Jake: So what?

Ava: So what? I sent her to prison. Remember?

Jake: Yeah, and you apologized for it.

Ava: Yeah. She’s gonna be ticked off all over again. Besides, it could be a bad omen.

Jake: You believe in that crap?

Ava: Yeah. What, you don’t?

[Jake huffs] Look, I associate that ring with a wedding that ended up in disaster. I don’t wanna think about that every time I look at my hand.

Jake: All right. All right. Well, I don’t want that either. So…let’s go back to the jewelry store together. All right? And pick you out something that makes you happy. Huh?

Ava: All right.

[Overlapping low chatter]

Nicole: Rafe, stop. Eric was just helping me. I was almost robbed.

Rafe: What?

Nicole: Some maniac pulled a gun on me and pushed me to the ground, and if eric hadn’t come along when he did, I might have been shot.

Rafe: Oh, my god. Are you all right?

Nicole: I’M…I’m just a little shaken up.

Rafe: When did this happen?

Eric: A few minutes ago. He ran off that way.

Nicole: You gotta catch that son of a bitch.

Rafe: I’m gonna call it in right now.

[Beep]

Kristen: If you’re wondering what I’m doing–

Both: We’re not.

Kristen: I’m writing chloe up for inappropriate behavior.

[Brady sighs]

Brady: Kristen, you want to write someone up, why don’t you write me up?

Kristen: ‘Cause she forcibly kissed you.

Brady: Hmm.

Kristen: That makes you a victim. And sadly, we have seen this inappropriate behavior before. Some poor pathetic employee thinks that they can get ahead by sleeping with the boss.

Brady: You know what? That’s enough, kristen.

Kristen: It’s gonna be so easy to build a case against her! Hmm? See, I witnessed the whole thing. And as you well know, basic black has zero tolerance for sexual harassment. Which means you’ll have no choice but to fire her. I’m gonna go down and have someone type this up.

Brady: Ignore her.

Chloe: Even if I do, you know that she’s not gonna quit. It’s only gonna get worse. Ugh! Maybe I should just resign.

From prom dresses

Xander: See, sweetheart. It’s only a handkerchief.

Sarah: But I s– I saw a gun. Oh, my god.

Xander: Are you all right?

Gwen: I’m fine.

Xander: I should go check on her.

Gwen: Mm-hmm. Yeah, of course. I’ll go. Um… don’t worry. I won’t phone the police. I don’t want sarah getting into trouble.

Xander: Yeah, I appreciate that.

Gwen: But, you know, xander, I am quite worried. I know you don’t think that sarah killed abigail. But after what just happened, you have to admit it’S… at least possible. I mean, what… what if she does it again? What if she comes after you?

Xander: You should go.

Gwen: Yeah. Just promise… promise me that you’ll be careful.

Rafe: And remind all officers that he is armed, and they need to approach with extreme caution. Thanks.

[Beep] I’m sorry, man. I, uh, I was a real jerk.

Eric: Don’t worry about it.

Rafe: Sure you’re okay?

Nicole: Yeah. I’m just–I’m ready to go.

Rafe: All right. Okay.

Nicole: Oh–ah–

Rafe: All right. Sit down.

[Nicole groaning] Let me take a look. This one?

Nicole: Mm-hmm.

Rafe: That hurt? No? How about that?

Nicole: No, not really.

Rafe: No? Alrighty. Well, let’s try it one more time. Okay? Come on.

Nicole: Aah!

Rafe: Still hurt?

Nicole: Yeah.

Rafe: No? All right. All right, sit. Okay.

Brady: No, I’m not gonna let you quit, and I will not let her ruin it.

Chloe: I can get another job.

Brady: Of course. Chloe, of course you can. You can get another job like that, but… but [Sighs] It means a lot to me that you are here. You know, my father started this company. And you, nicole, and I have made it the success it is today. We’re building something here, something great. And we’ll not let her ruin it.

Chloe: Okay. So what’s the plan?

Brady: You stay here. I’m gonna try to fix the situation.

[Ava laughs]

Ava: Okay. You’re right. The ring you picked for me, it was the most beautiful one they had. Nothing else compared.

Jake: Yeah?

Ava: Yeah.

Jake: Ava, seriously, you don’t have to keep it just to make me happy. If you don’t like it, we can go someplace else–there are plenty of other jewelry stores.

Ava: No. No, that’s the one. I mean, really, what difference does it make that it used to belong to someone else? It’s mine now, and I love it.

Jake: You sure?

Ava: Yeah, absolutely. Look. It’s gorgeous, and it fit perfectly. We don’t even need to get it sized or anything.

Jake: No, they gave us a great deal. I mean, I can’t believe he wanted us to have it so badly he threw in in the wedding bands for free. It’s gotta be a good omen, right?

Ava: Listen, if gwen gives me any trouble, I’ll deal with her. Right now… I wanna enjoy being engaged.

Jake: Oh, yeah? Then how about I put this ring on your finger?

Ava: Oh, yes, please.

[Both chuckling]

Jake: All right then. Ava vitali, will you marry me…eventually?

[Both chuckling]

Ava: Yes, jake dimera. Eventually, I will.

Jake: Oh, my god. Ha.

Ava: We just did this.

Jake: We did.

Greg: That’s a nice rock. Hand it over.

[Tense music]

Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Nicole: Guys, I-I’m telling you, I’m fine.

Rafe: Nicole, you can’t walk. I need to take you to the hospital.

Eric: I agree.

Nicole: Fine. Fine.

Rafe: Okay, good. I’ll drive you over.

Nicole: No, rafe, you need to find the guy who did this to me before he attacks anyone else.

Eric: Hey, you know what? I can take her.

Ava: Okay. Okay. Relax. You can have it.

Jake: No. No, he can’T.

Ava: What are you doing?

Jake: You’re not giving him your ring. Look, pal, we just got engaged. Put the gun down. You don’t know who you’re messing with, do you?

[Gunshot]

Brady: Kristen? Kristen, really?

Gabi: I-I’m sorry. Did we have an appointment?

Brady: Gabi, listen. You can’t do this. You can’t dump her at basic black.

Gabi: I had no choice!

Brady: I know she threatened to vote you out, okay? But you’ve gotta stand up to her. Look, she’s a bully. She’s a tyrant. You can’t put up with this.

Gabi: And she’s your boss. Okay? She’s your boss. And whether you like her or not, you have to make it work. All right?

Kristen: Where’s brady?

Chloe: He stepped out.

Kristen: I sent my report to hr. And it’s only a matter of time before I get you out of this company, out of brady’s bed, and out of his life.

Chloe: Okay, go ahead, kristen. ‘Cause you know what? I can give as good as I get.

Kristen: So…declaring war, are we?

Chloe: Hell yeah. And I don’t plan on losing.

Xander: I was just coming to check on you.

Gwen: And I was just leaving.

Sarah: Um…[Sniffles] Gwen, I’m sorry.

Gwen: No, that’s all right. I…I understand. You’ve been through so much lately. Most of which is my fault. Take care.

Xander: You’re right. I shouldn’t have let her in. I’m so sorry. I feel terrible that she upset you so much.

Sarah: Why won’t it stop? I just want it to stop.

Xander: It’s gonna be okay. I promise you. Everything’s gonna be all right, sarah.

Sonny: Hey, uncle vic, we gotta talk.

Alex: I am not uncle vic.

[Lightly edgy music]

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Kristen told Brady and Chloe that she was in charge of the company now. She said that Brady and Nicole were still CEOs, but she was the executive in charge of Basic Black. She said they had to report to her. Her first decision was to fire Chloe. Brady told her that she didn’t have that power. Kristen wanted to have fun with her. She threatened to make Chloe’s life so miserable that she will want to quit. Chloe knew she was just trying to get Brady back. Chloe let Kristen know that she and Brady were together and there was nothing she could do about it. Chloe kissed Brady. Kristen wanted to give Chloe a write up for her behavior. She said they wouldn’t tolerate sexual harassment in the office. Kristen left to type up the write up. Chloe wondered if she should resign. Brady promised to fix the situation. Sonny went to Gabi’s office and accused her of stealing a business acquisition from him. She denied doing it and said she was dealing with Kristen all day. He asked her about Jake so she told him they were never right for each other. She said she was only in love with Stefan. Eric tries to stop the thug from attacking Nicole. Eric promised not to call the cops on him. He just wanted him to let Nicole go. The man put his gun down. He pushed Nicole towards Eric and left. Nicole thanked him for helping her. She didn’t know what she would have done without him. They hugged as Rafe appeared. Nicole told him what happened so he rushed to her side. He tried to call it in, but she couldn’t walk on her ankle. Eric wanted to take her to the hospital so he could catch the mugger.

Sarah told Maggie that she thought she killed Abby. Maggie assured her that she wasn’t the one who did it. She realized she should have married Xander while she had the chance. Maggie told her that no one accused her of a crime so she should focus on living her life and getting married. She demanded that Sarah find Xander and bring him back there. She said they would be married within an hour. Sarah was grateful to her mother. Gwen went to see Xander. She wondered if Sarah was hallucinating. He thought she had a lot of nerve. Gwen blamed herself and thought she was the reason Sarah snapped and killed Abby. She wished she could have helped Abby. Gwen started to cry so Xander reached in for a hug. Sarah walked in and saw them hugging. She wanted to know why Gwen was there. Gwen wanted to apologize for what she did to her. She asked if Sarah could forgive her. Sarah started hallucinating that Gwen had a gun so she pointed a knife at her. She said she would kill Gwen before she let her hurt Xander.

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Days Short Recap Monday, July 25, 2022

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Kristen told Jake and Ava that she planned on collecting on her favor to Gabi. Jake wanted to know what she wanted with Gabi. Kristen said his girlfriend would be happy to see her and help her get back on her feet. Ava said Gabi was his ex-girlfriend. When Kristen left, Jake wondered if he should warn Gabi. Ava thought Gabi might already know. Ava told Jake that she was trying not to be jealous, but she was falling for him. She said she didn’t want to set herself up for disappointment if he was still in love with Gabi. She said she wouldn’t be a second choice again. He said he was a second choice for Gabi. He said they loved each other, but they weren’t the loves of each other’s lives. He said he was over Gabi. He told her he was falling for her. He said he counted down the minutes until he could see her. She said she felt like a teenage girl waiting for her ring. He said the way she looked at him made him feel as if he won the lottery. They kissed each other. Gabi heard Li tell someone he loved them on the phone. She wanted to know who he was talking to. He said his mother. She realized there was still things she needed to know about him. She said she was an open book. He asked her about Jake. She said Jake was with Ava. Li asked if that bothered her. She wanted to show him how it didn’t bother her.

Steve and Kayla were worried about Orpheus being out of prison. Jada showed up. Steve introduced Jada to Kayla. Kayla said Marcus was a great man. She said she was sorry to hear about his passing. Steve said he helped her get a job at Salem PD. Jada said she was working on Abby’s case. Jada said she needed to talk to Kayla about Sarah’s medical history. Kayla said she couldn’t hand over medical records. Jada said there were exceptions for law enforcement.Steve said they should talk. Gabi and LI went to the office and found Kristen there. Gabi was surprised to see her. Li said Kristen was pardoned. Kristen reminded Gabi that she helped put her in the CEO seat and had the power to vote her back out. Kristen said she was happy with Gabi in charge. Kristen said she wanted to cash in on the favor. Gabi wanted to know what she wanted.

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Days Update Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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Update written by Joseph

Chloe is shocked as Kristen announces herself as the new boss of Basic Black. Brady tells her to get out but Kristen assures that she is in charge now and says they can call Gabi if they don’t believe her.

Sonny goes to the DiMera Office and tells Gabi that they need to talk as it’s an emergency about business. Sonny explains that he had his eye on a small but promising company in London and the deal was all but done until someone swooped in and took it from him. Sonny thinks that person was Gabi.

Jake doesn’t like that Ava feels he’s not serious about this relationship and he really doesn’t want her feeling like an also ran because she’s not. Jake repeats that Gabi is not the love of his life and Gwen certainly wasn’t either, but maybe Ava could be. Ava asks if Jake is saying he wants to marry her. Jake wants her to believe as much as he does, that he’s serious about this relationship and that they have a future. Ava asks if he doesn’t think rings are silly. Jake says no and tells Ava that she’s his first and only choice as he doesn’t want to be with anyone else but her.

The tattooed young man grabs Nicole and pulls a gun on her while Eric tells Nicole to stay calm and that everything be okay. The man questions Eric and Nicole knowing each other and asks if she’s his wife or something. Eric responds that she is his friend. Eric says they don’t want any trouble and asks him to just let Nicole go. He warns Eric to tell Nicole to give him her purse or he will shoot her now.

Ava tells Jake that he doesn’t need to buy her a diamond ring just because she was feeling insecure. Jake says he doesn’t have to but he wants to. Ava asks if he wants to get married. Jake says eventually, but he doesn’t want there to be any pressure as it could be a year or two from now, whatever she’s comfortable with. Ava asks if this would be an engagement ring. Jake confirms it’s a way to signal to the world that they plan to be husband and wife and telling each other they are in it for the long haul. Ava asks if he’s sure this is what he wants. Jake assures that she is and suggests they make it official.

Sonny asks Gabi if she bought the company or not. Gabi says she’s never even heard of it. Sonny argues that Gabi is trying to make a good impression as CEO by snatching a promising acquisition out of her biggest rival’s hands. Gabi tells Sonny to go as he’s wasting her time and she’s busy. Sonny says he will leave after she admits that she got up early and closed the deal this morning. Gabi reveals that she was dealing with Kristen DiMera this morning because she’s out of prison as the Governor granted her a pardon. Sonny calls that shocking. Gabi adds that she walked in and found Kristen sitting in her chair. Sonny asks if Kristen is after her job. Gabi says that’s what she thought, but she actually wanted back in at Basic Black. Gabi notes that she and Li agreed that it wasn’t worth fighting her about it, so Kristen is Brady and Chloe’s problem now.

Kristen informs Brady and Chloe that Gabi approved of her new position. Brady questions why she would do that. Kristen explains that Gabi owed her from the last shareholders meeting when EJ and Chad tried to boot Gabi out, so now she’s just showing her gratitude. Chloe takes that as Kristen didn’t give Gabi a choice. Brady tells Kristen that he and Nicole run Basic Black and have multi-year deals, so it would cost DiMera a fortune to buy them out and the board would never go for it. Kristen says that Brady and Nicole are still co-CEOs, but she’s their boss because she is DiMera’s new executive in charge of Basic Black. Brady questions what that means. Kristen responds that Brady, Nicole, and Chloe will all have to report to her.

Eric tries to get through to the man, telling him to just lower the gun and walk away with no harm, no foul. The man accuses Eric of lying to him, just like at the Pub. Nicole questions what he’s talking about. He explains that Eric caught him taking tips and acted like he wanted to help him. Eric says he does but the man asks why he followed him then. Eric tries to explain that he didn’t and had just gone for a run but he doesn’t believe him. He accuses Eric of tailing him and believes that as soon as he lets Nicole go, he will call the cops. He mentions that he’s been to prison before and he’s not going back. Eric says he doesn’t want him to go to prison and he’s just trying to help him. Nicole tells him that Eric is telling the truth. The man continues to demand Nicole’s purse or he will blow her away. Eric understands he needs the money which means he doesn’t have a job. Eric understands no one will hire him with a record and he can’t keep food in the house or a roof over his head otherwise. Eric tells him that there is a solution and no one has to get hurt. Eric swears that he won’t call the cops and he just wants him to put the gun away and let Nicole go. Eric repeats that there will be no cops and asks him to just hand over the gun. He lowers the gun which relieves Nicole. Eric asks him to then hand it over, but he instead shoves Nicole down into Eric and runs off.

Ava tells Jake that they haven’t even said “I love you” and he wants to get engaged. Jake then tells Ava that he loves her which she questions. Jake says he was trying to tell her at the apartment but he didn’t want to scare her off. Ava responds that she loves him too as they kiss. Ava jokes that this is new to her so she doesn’t know what to say or do. Jake says if she’s on board, all she has to do is nod her head and he’ll go to the jewelry store to surprise her with a diamond. Jake says he’ll be right back, kisses her, and heads to the store.

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Sarah worries to Maggie about what if she killed Abigail. Maggie argues that she was her cousin and she loved her, so there is no way she would have ever hurt her. Sarah says not in her right mind, but they both know she’s not. Maggie argues that her medication is working and her hallucinations are under control. Maggie promises that everything is going to work out but Sarah complains that they don’t know that. Sarah admits she’s so scared. Maggie insists that she is not to blame and none of this is her fault. Sarah agrees that this is all on Kristen and Gwen.

Gwen shows up at Xander’s door at the Salem Inn and says she needs to talk to him. Xander says he has nothing to say. Gwen says it won’t take long and promises it’s really important, so he allows her in. Xander tells her to turn around while he puts some clothes on. Gwen jokes that it’s nothing she hasn’t seen before.

Brady tells Kristen that they aren’t impressed with her title. Chloe argues that obviously Gabi gave it to her to get her off her back. Brady states that he and Nicole still run what’s important around here. Kristen says it will be subject to her approval. Brady declares that he’s done with this and they are going to get some coffee. Kristen stops them and says they aren’t done yet as she has a very important announcement. Brady asks what it is. Kristen announces she has made her first executive decision and then tells Chloe that she’s fired. Chloe argues that Kristen can’t fire her. Brady backs her up, noting that there are contracts that say he and Nicole have final say on all personnel decisions. Kristen says she was just having a little fun and was creating the future she wants where Chloe is just a bad memory. Chloe reminds Kristen that she has no power to force her out. Kristen threatens to make Chloe’s life so miserable that she will want to quit.

Sarah tells Maggie that she’s also stressing out because she and Xander ran in to Gwen last night. Maggie can’t believe she was pardoned. Sarah complains that Gwen caused so much pain and suffering just because she wanted to hold on to Xander. Sarah worries about if Gwen goes after Xander again. Maggie says she would be a fool because she knows he loves Sarah. Sarah says she should’ve just married Xander when she had the chance since they wanted to finish the wedding while she wanted to go to the police station to answer their questions. Maggie understands Sarah wanted to do whatever she could to help. Sarah responds that everyone wants to know if she killed her cousin and she can’t tell them. Maggie encourages that she’s sure she didn’t. Sarah reminds her that Lucas saw her at the crime scene on the night of the murder. Maggie reminds her that Lucas was drunk. Sarah talks about how it was a real specific memory of her running down the stairs upset and dropping something which could’ve been the murder weapon. Maggie calls it impossible but Sarah says it’s not. Sarah reveals to Maggie that during one of her hallucinations, she threatened Chanel with a knife so what if she did the same to Abigail and stabbed her, thinking she was Kristen. Maggie points out that Sarah has been fully cooperating with the police and no one has accused her of a crime, so she needs to live her life and have her wedding like she planned. Maggie states that she’s available. Sarah starts to argue but Maggie tells her that she needs to be happy and there’s no reason she can’t be. Maggie suggests Sarah go find Xander and they will have a do over, so she will be married within the hour. Maggie asks how that works to relieve her stress. Sarah calls it perfect and thanks her as they hug. Maggie says she loves her as Sarah then goes to find Xander.

Xander asks Gwen what is so important. Gwen asks if he read the story today in the Intruder. Xander confirms he saw the story about her and the rest of the criminals being released from prison and it made him sick. Gwen clarifies that she meant the article about Sarah brought in for questioning about Abigail’s murder. Xander argues that she wasn’t brought in as she went voluntarily to help the police figure out who killed her cousin. Gwen argues that the story implied that Sarah’s a suspect. Xander points out that it’s The Intruder and he’s surprised they didn’t imply that she was an alien. Xander tells Gwen to ignore what she read because Sarah is innocent. Gwen asks if he’s sure since she’s been suffering from hallucinations. Xander questions how she knew about that. Gwen says Sarah told her when she came to visit her in prison. Gwen asks if it’s true that Sarah sees Kristen everywhere, wanting to kill her. Xander remarks that she has some nerve bringing that up when it’s all her fault. Gwen agrees and claims that she would feel so terrible if she’s the reason that Sarah snapped and killed Abigail. Gwen points out that she is free and her sister is dead. Gwen wishes she could’ve been there to help and says she would’ve done anything in her power to save Abigail.

Eric checks on Nicole, who says she is okay. Nicole tells Eric that she’s so sorry as the man got away and it’s all her fault. Eric tells her it’s not her fault. Nicole points out that he could’ve gone after him but he stayed here to help her. Eric assures he wasn’t going to leave her here alone. Nicole thanks him and talks about how the man came out of the bushes and she was so scared. Nicole cries that she doesn’t know what would’ve happened if Eric didn’t come around when he did. Eric hugs her and tells her it’s okay as he’s here and not going anywhere. Rafe then approaches and sees them. Rafe, looking disgusted, orders Eric to get his damn hands off his wife.

Chloe doesn’t know what Kristen thinks she will accomplish by trying to force her out. Brady adds that Kristen would only be hurting the company because Chloe is a very valuable asset. Kristen remarks that Brady’s always been blind to Chloe’s shortcomings. Brady argues that they need Chloe here which Kristen disagrees with, saying she’s just in the way. Chloe says that’s in the way of Kristen trying to get Brady back and it’s obvious that this is all about Kristen’s sick obsession with Brady. Kristen accuses Chloe of moving in on her family and asks if she actually thinks she can replace her. Chloe questions if Kristen thinks getting her to quit will give her another shot with Brady. Chloe tells Kristen that any stunt she pulls won’t change a thing because her and Brady will be together and there’s not a damn thing Kristen can do about it. Chloe then kisses Brady in front of Kristen.

Sonny comments that it must be hard for Gabi, knowing Jake and Ava are together. Gabi admits that at first, she was angry and disgusted at the thought of Ava being in his bed but the more she thought about it, the more she realized that she and Jake were never really right for each other. Sonny questions why she invited him back to DiMera then. Gabi says just because they weren’t right as a couple doesn’t mean he’s not right for business as they make a good team. Gabi adds that Jake isn’t the only one who has moved on since she is with Li Shin now. Sonny at first thinks she means Li’s father, Mr. Shin, but Gabi clarifies and then Sonny acknowledges that Li is hot and asks how long that’s been going on. Gabi says it’s been a little over a month. Sonny asks if she really thinks it’s a good idea to get involved with someone she’s in business with. Gabi says she can’t help that she’s attracted to driven, ambitious men. Gabi adds that Li is her equal so there is no ulterior motive, they are just colleagues who enjoy each others’ company outside of the office. Sonny asks if it’s serious. Gabi responds that she likes him and they are having a fun time. Gabi admits that Li is not the love of her life, as there was only one of those and that was Stefan. Gabi declares there will never be another love like that for her again.

Jake returns to Ava in the town square and says he picked out the most beautiful ring they had and hopes that she agrees. Jake presents the ring to Ava, but she says she’s sorry as she cannot accept that.

Gwen cries that it’s all her fault. Xander tells her to pull it together. Gwen talks about Abigail’s children and how their lives are never going to be the same and she did this to them. Gwen calls herself a monster. Xander hugs her as she cries until Sarah walks in. Sarah questions why Gwen is here and why Xander isn’t wearing a shirt. Xander explains he just got out of the shower and answered the door, having no idea it was Gwen. Sarah asks why he didn’t tell her to go to Hell and slam the door in her face. Xander tells her that Gwen said she had something very important to tell him. Gwen tells Sarah that she read about her troubles in the paper and she just wanted to come apologize to them both. Sarah asks if she means the sheer hell and horror that she put her through. Gwen tells her that she’s so sorry as she had no idea that the drug would push Sarah to such extremes and she certainly didn’t dream that she would kill Abigail. Xander argues that she didn’t. Gwen apologizes for that coming out wrong and says she’s just really upset. Gwen tells Sarah that she’s sorry for what she did and she knows she has no right to ask, but she asks if Sarah could ever forgive her. Sarah then hallucinates Gwen pulling a gun on them and saying she won’t let Sarah have Xander, threatening to shoot him. Sarah then grabs a nearby knife and tells Gwen that she will kill her before letting her hurt Xander. Xander grabs Sarah and questions what she’s doing. Sarah says she had to stop Gwen from killing him as she has a gun and he needs to call the police. Xander tells Sarah to calm down as everyone is safe. Sarah screams that Xander needs to make them take her back to prison because she pointed a gun at him and was going to shoot. Xander tries to explain but Sarah insists that Gwen has a gun in her purse but sees that it is not a gun.

Jake questions if Ava changed her mind about getting engaged. Ava says she does but just not with that ring as she recognizes it as the ring that Xander gave Gwen, which surprises Jake. Ava adds that Gwen could recognize it too and reminds Jake that she sent her to prison. Jake argues that she apologized for that. Ava feels that Gwen would be ticked off all over again and it could be a bad omen. Jake questions believing in that. Ava explains that she associates that ring with a wedding that ended in disaster so she doesn’t want to think about that. Jake agrees and suggests they go back to the jewelry store together to pick out something that she will like. Ava agrees and they walk off together.

Nicole stops Rafe and explains that Eric was just helping her as she was just almost robbed which Rafe questions. Nicole informs him that some maniac pulled a gun on her and threw her to the ground, so if Eric didn’t come around when he did, she might have been shot. Rafe checks on her. Nicole says she’s just a little shaken up. Rafe asks when this happened. Eric says it was just a few minutes ago and that he ran off. Nicole tells Rafe that he has to catch that son of a bitch. Rafe decides to call it in right now.

Kristen declares that she’s writing Chloe up for inappropriate behavior. Brady tells her to write him up then. Kristen argues that Chloe forced him to kiss her which makes him a victim and they have seen this inappropriate behavior before. Kristen accuses Chloe of being an employee trying to get ahead by sleeping with the boss. Kristen shouts that it’s going to be so easy to build a case against her because she witnessed the whole thing and Basic Black has zero tolerance for sexual harassment which means he’ll have no choice but to fire Chloe. Kristen takes her statement to go have it typed. Brady tells Chloe to just ignore her. Chloe complains that even if she does, Kristen is not going to quit and it’s only going to get worse, so maybe she should just resign.

Sarah insists that she saw a gun and runs to the bathroom in tears. Xander asks if Gwen is okay and she says she’s fine. Xander states that he should go check on Sarah. Gwen says she’ll go and assures she won’t call the police so Sarah doesn’t get in trouble. Gwen adds that she is quite worried. Gwen knows Xander doesn’t think Sarah killed Abigail, but after what just happened he has to admit it’s at least possible. Gwen asks what if Sarah does it again and comes after him. Xander tells Gwen to go. Gwen asks him to promise to be careful.

Rafe tells the cops to remind all officers that the man is armed and they need to approach with extreme caution. Rafe goes back and apologizes to Eric for being a real jerk. Eric tells him not to worry about it. Rafe asks Nicole if she’s sure she is okay. Nicole says she’s just ready to go, so Rafe and Eric help her up but her leg hurts so they sit her back down on the bench. Rafe checks on her and they try to help her up again but she’s still in pain. so they sit her back down.

Brady tells Chloe that he’s not going to let her quit and he won’t let Kristen ruin it. Chloe says she can get another job. Brady knows she can but says it means a lot to him that she’s here. Brady argues that John started this company and now he, Chloe, and Nicole have made it the success it is today as they are building something great here, so he won’t let Kristen ruin it. Chloe asks what the plan is then. Brady tells Chloe to stay here while he tries to fix the situation. Brady kisses Chloe and then exits the office.

Jake and Ava come out of the Salem Jewelers store. Ava admits that the ring Jake picked for her originally was the most beautiful one they had as nothing else compared. Jake says she doesn’t have to keep it just to keep him happy as they can go somewhere else. Ava assures that it’s the one and it doesn’t make a difference if it used to belong to someone else as it’s hers now. Ava points out that it fits perfectly. Jake calls it a great deal as he threw in wedding bands for free. Ava says if Gwen gives her any trouble, she’ll deal with her, but right now she wants to enjoy being engaged. Jake then proposes to Ava. She accepts, saying she will eventually marry him, so Jake puts the ring on her finger. They hug until the man who attacked Nicole approaches them with his gun and demand they hand over the ring.

Nicole tells Rafe and Eric that she’s fine, but Rafe points out that she can’t walk so he needs to take her to the hospital. Eric agrees. Nicole gives in, so Rafe offers to drive her but Nicole says he needs to find the guy who did this to her before he attacks anyone else. Eric then offers to take Nicole to the hospital.

Ava tells the man to relax and he can have the ring but Jake says no. Jake tells the man that they just got engaged and to put the gun down. Jake warns that he doesn’t know who he’s messing with and walks towards him, so the man then shoots Jake.

Brady goes to the DiMera Office and confronts Gabi over Kristen. Brady tells Gabi that she can’t dump Kristen at Basic Black. Gabi argues that she had no choice. Brady knows Kristen threatened to vote her out but says Gabi has to stand up to her because she’s a bully and a tyrant and she can’t put up with that. Gabi tells Brady that Kristen is his boss, so he has to make it work whether he likes it or not.

Kristen returns to the Basic Black office and asks Chloe where Brady is. Chloe responds that he stepped out. Kristen informs her that she sent her report to HR, so it’s only a matter of time before she gets Chloe out of the company, out of Brady’s bed, and out of his life. Chloe tells her to go ahead because she can give as good as she gets. Kristen asks if Chloe is declaring war. Chloe says hell yeah and she doesn’t plan on losing.

Sarah comes out of the bathroom as Xander says he was just coming to check on her and Gwen says she was just leaving. Sarah apologizes to Gwen. Gwen says it’s alright and she understands since Sarah has been through so much lately, most of which is her fault. Gwen tells her to take care and then exits. Xander tells Sarah that she’s right that he shouldn’t have let Gwen in, he’s sorry and feels terrible that she upset her so much. Sarah cries, asking why the hallucinations won’t stop as Xander hugs her, promising that everything will be alright.

Sonny goes to the Kiriakis Mansion looking for Victor, but is shocked to instead find his half-brother, Alex Kiriakis (now played by Robert Scott Wilson), who says he is definitely not Victor.

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Kayla: [Scoffs] Was yesterday get out of jail free day?

[Scoffs] Have you seen this? Have you seen what our r neearn’s’sone? Did you see who he pardoned?

Steve: What, you don’t think sociopathic murderers deserve a second chance?

Kayla: Kristen dimera and orpheus have already had 327 chances.

Steve: [Sighs] Well, I really don’t think we should be joking about this, baby. Because you can bet the one thing kristen and orpheus share is an overwhelming thirst for revenge.

Nicole: [Inhales deeply] Good morning. I’m back. Where’s brady? Ugh. [Sputters] Okay, you know what? If I can haul my butt out of bed this morning and catch the first flight out of new york, uh, you’d think he could get here before 10:00.

Chloe: Nicole–

Nicole: ‘Cause it’s not like I don’t have good news or anything. Not only did I change schneider’s mind about pulling his business, I got him to double his order next quarter. We had a three-hour dinner at the soho house last night. It was great. You haven’t heard a word I said, have you?

Chloe: And obviously you haven’t heard the news.

Nicole: Well, I just told you. I’ve been on a plane since dawn, so what news?

Brady: Kristen called.

Chloe: What? What did she want? I’m sorry.

Brady: Same thing she always wants. She wants to see rachel.

Chloe: Mm. Well, I think we should make this a kristen-free evening. What do you say?

Brady: That’s a good idea.

Chloe: What do you want to watch?

Brady: Let’s just–

Chloe: Baseball or a movie?

Brady: I don’t care.

Chloe: Governor’s emergency press conference? Wonder what’s going on.

Mitchell: In addition, I am also issuing a full pardon to kristen dimera.

[Dramatic music]

Brady: Look. I want you to double the security at the inn, at my parents’ house, and the office. Then hire more guards, damn it. Just a–

Eric: Hey. Hey, whoa! Brady, it’s just me.

Brady: Sorry. Listen, just call me when everything’s in place, okay? All right. Sorry.

Eric: Yeah. You don’t really think kristen’s gonna come at you like that, do you?

Brady: Eric, I don’t know what she’s going to do, but I know that I’m not gonna get a hell of a lot of warning.

Jake: [Groaning and wincing]

Ava: Oh, oh. Oh, ooh, ooh.

Jake: Ugh, damn it. Oh!

Ava: Jake, another spasm? Hey, hey, hey–

Jake: [Groans] This happens every time I sleep on this air mattress. Every damn time.

Kristen: Oh, get over your tired self. Try sleeping on a cot in statesville.

Ava: She’s up.

Kristen: [Yawning] Oh, my god. [Inhales deeply] You woke me up in the middle of such a lovely dream.

[Sighs] And thanks to the enlightened governor, I’m gonna make those dreams come true.

[Sighing contentedly]

Jake: [Groaning sigh]

Kristen: Mmm.

Shin: Okay. You know I love you too.

[Soft tense music]

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

[Soft orchestration]

Gabi: I hope you didn’t end that call on my account.

Shin: Oh, I’m sorry. Did I wake you? Some coffee?

Gabi: Sure. And then you can tell me who you were exchanging I love yous with.

Nicole: Pardoned? From the governor?

Chloe: That’s right.

Nicole: How the hell did she pull that off?

Chloe: [Sighs] I have no idea. Maybe she put on her governor mask and decided to hold a press conference.

Nicole: Oh, brady. Have you talked to him? Is he all right?

Brady: Look, I don’t– I don’t want to overreact.

Eric: I’m not sure it’s possible to overreact when it comes to kristen.

Brady: [Chuckles dryly]

Eric: Hey, what about rachel?

Brady: [Sighs]

Brady: Rachel. That’s what worries me the most.

Chloe: A couple of hours before we found out about the pardon, kristen had called brady from statesville asking if he would bring rachel there to visit her, and he said “no.” And then–

Nicole: Oh. And then?

Chloe: Well, she just kept pushing him, and so he just finally told her that rachel’s still in california with theresa and tate.

Nicole: Oh. So now kristen knows where rachel is.

Brady: So I talked to theresa. And she’s going to talk to shane about security just in case kristen plans on going down there, but that might not be the first thing on her agenda.

Eric: Do you think you know what that might be?

Brady: [Sighs] Eric, the only thing that I am sure about is that I never know what the hell kristen’s thinking.

Nicole: So is brady beefing up security?

Chloe: Yeah, that’s what he’s doing right now. But, you know, we could have all the security in the world.

Nicole: And it’s kristen. Mm-hmm. And after everything she’s done, I mean, if she could still get a full pardon, who knows what else she could get away with?

Brady: [Groans and yawns] Excuse me. Yeah, I didn’t get much sleep last night.

Eric: I can imagine.

Brady: I was up all night just waiting for kristen to walk through that door. Course, that’s not her style though. She would love the idea of me just waiting up, knowing she’s loose, and not knowing where she is. It’s a very special kind of hell.

Kristen: Mmm! My god, ava. This coffee is absolutely out of this world. Mmm! Really, I might never leave. And ava, sweetheart, thank you. Thank you for the loaner. It’s milano, right? Ooh, incomparabile. [Laughs] You don’t know how it feels compared to the prison-issue polyester blend. Jake, fratello, a splash more cream, per piacere.

[Kristen laughs] This is such an indulgence! Oh!

Jake: [Groans] Damn it.

Kristen: Oh, you know what? I’m sorry about your back. You know, you don’t have to get the cream. Ava can get it for me.

Jake: You’re such a peach.

Kristen: Hmm. I’ve had many people tell me that. And although I feel very bad about commandeering your bed, on the other hand–

Jake: On the other hand–

[Groans] Gabi and i both owe you for your vote the last dimera board meeting.

Kristen: Oh, gee. I’d forgotten all about that.

Jake: Yeah?

Kristen: [Laughs] As if.

Jake: Oh, so what? We’re even now?

Kristen: [Laughing] God. No, jake. Not even close. Uh-uh. Ava, sweetheart, you know what? You didn’t have to sleep on the floor. No, I mean, you were right next to me when I drifted off last night.

Ava: Yeah. Well, don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re the biggest cover hog that I’ve ever slept with.

Kristen: Oh. Well, that’s funny. No one else I have been in bed with has ever complained about that. Or anything else for that matter.

Jake: Or maybe they were scared. Kidding.

Kristen: [Soft, fake chuckle] You know what? As fabulous as this bed and the coffee and the company is, lounging around is not part of the agenda. Mm! I am going to stir up the pot around here and there and everywhere.

[Smooches]

Jake: Wow.

Kayla: You know, if orpheus on the loose, maybe we shouldn’t even be out in public.

Steve: No worries, sweetness. I’ve got my ear to the ground. I’m not about to be surprised.

Jada: Steve?

Steve: Jada? Hey, look at you. Oh! Why didn’t you tell me you were coming so soon?

Jada: It all happened so fast.

Steve: Kayla, this is jada hunter, marcus’ little girl all grown up.

Kayla: I really loved your dad, and he was a great doctor too.

Steve: A great man. My friend since the orphanage days. I still miss him.

Kayla: I was really sad to hear that he had passed away.

Jada: Thank you.

Steve: So when’s the interview?

Jada: Yesterday. I got the job.

Kayla: Oh!

Steve: That’s great. You know, I told you I recommended jada to rafe.

Kayla: That’s great.

Steve: When do you start?

Jada: Uh, yesterday. I hit the ground running. I didn’t even have time to call and thank you.

Steve: Rafe’s got you working already?

Jada: Yeah. He actually assigned me to your niece’s case.

Kayla: Oh.

Jada: As a matter of fact, you were my next call. Moderate to severe eczema still disrupts my skin.

Kayla: You were coming to see me? Why?

Jada: Sarah horton was brought in yesterday to answer some questions.

Kayla: Sarah? Why?

Jada: I can’t go into too much detail. I had questioned her about where she was the night of abigail dimera’s murder.

Steve: What reason would you have to question sarah?

Jada: I really can’t get into it. But I’m more concerned about her medical condition, her hallucinations.

Kayla: You don’t think that sarah–

Jada: I don’t “think” anything. I’m just trying to understand the situation, and in order to do that, I’m going to need to access dr. Horton’s medical records.

Kayla: I can’t just hand them over. I mean, there is such a thing as medical privacy.

Jada: And exceptions for law enforcement is also a thing.

Steve: I have an idea. Why don’t we talk this out at the pub over breakfast? My treat.

Eric: Listen, I get that you’re upset and how worried you are, but kristen is rachel’s mom, so maybe all she wants is contact.

Brady: [Scoffing] Yeah. That’s what kristen said on the phone yesterday.

Eric: Wait, wait, wait. You–you spoke to her?

Brady: Before I knew about the pardon. She wanted me to bring rachel to statesville to come visit her. Thank god that rachel’s in california. Gave me the perfect excuse not to do it. I don’t want rachel to have to go through a prison visit.

Eric: Yeah, but then–

Brady: Well, now that kristen’s out, I can’t stop her from going to california. Hell, I can’t even tell my daughter that she can’t see her mom.

Eric: Right.

Brady: I just–I need to find a way to control how and when she sees her.

Eric: Well, I’d get justin started on that as soon as possible.

Brady: Yeah, yeah. Well, it really bu–it really bugs me the way this whole thing started though.

Eric: Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait. Started?

Brady: When she got caught, I thought it was just because she got careless, because she was so desperate to see rachel. But eric, she got caught almost as soon as she got into town. Which makes me think, “did she plan that?” Right? And then, right–and now I sound paranoid, right?

Eric: Again, you are talking about kristen.

Brady: I just have a very, very bad feeling about all this.

[Soft dramatic music]

Kristen: Oh! Whoo! Well. [Laughs] That night on the air mattress really took it out of you.

Jake: What was your first clue?

Kristen: Uh, you know what? I’m gonna make it up to you. You’re gonna stay home, you’re gonna rest up in your little hovel, and i will make your excuses to gabi when I see her in the office.

Jake: Ah, you’re gonna go collect on that favor, huh?

Kristen: Yeah. I’m a quid pro quo kinda gal.

Jake: Okay. Just a heads up, gabi and shin aren’t gonna be as willing to give up their bed as we were.

Kristen: Mm. Well, I’m aiming a bit higher than a sleepover.

Jake: What’s that mean?

Kristen: Oh, my god. Think about it, jake.

[Chuckles] You know what? You’re my brother. You’re family. Gabi, blessedly, she means nothing to me. That makes my vote for her a sizable favor, and I think a sizable thank-you is in order.

Jake: So what exactly do you want from her, huh? Huh?

Kristen: Mm! Grr. [Laughs] Calm down, hmm? Don’t go all caveman about your little girlfriend.

Ava: Ex-girlfriend.

Kristen: Of course. Whatever you say.

Ava: I say “ex-girlfriend.”

Kristen: Fine, whatever. Anyway, I’m sure gabi is gonna be thrilled to see me and be ready to do whatever it takes to get me back on my feet. And I’m sure she remembers all the support that she got when she was released from prison. Mmm. Mm-mm-mm. Hmm? Oh! I’m just giving her the chance to pay it forward. Ciao!

[Door slams]

Jake: Well, that was fun.

Ava: Yeah, no. No, that was not fun.

Jake: [Groans] Ooh, hmm. Well, I’ll go take a shower. Long, long hot shower. See if I can unknot this thing, huh?

Ava: Mm.

Jake: Hey, ava? You think I should call gabi, warn her?

Ava: Jake, if she reads the paper, she already knows that kristen’s coming.

Jake: Yeah. You’re right.

[Sighs] My god. What a morning.

Shin: Is that a hint of jealousy I hear in your voice? Maybe I should be flattered. But don’t worry. I was just talking to my mother.

Gabi: Your mother?

Shin: [Laughs] You sound surprised. I do have one, you know.

Gabi: Well, we’ve been dating for over a month now and this is the first time I hear of her.

Shin: Hmm. Well, that might be because my father has such a huge presence. He tends to dominate any conversation has to do with my parents. Should I call her back? Would that convince you?

Gabi: [Scoffs] Great. Then you’ll resent me for not trusting you. If you’re genuine, that is.

Shin: Sounds like a standoff.

Gabi: No, no. I was just–well, I realize that a month in, I might not know you as well as I thought.

Shin: Hmm. A little mystery is a good thing. Keeps it interesting.

Gabi: So you whispering sweet nothing into another woman’s ear while I sleep is interesting? Hmm. Meanwhile, I’m an open book.

Shin: Says the woman who has an unusually close working relationship with her most recent ex.

Gabi: Jake? Oh, please.

[Scoffs]

Shin: In the beginning, he was put off that we were together, but no longer. Maybe he knows something that I don’T.

Gabi: He doesn’t care. He’s with ava now.

Shin: Does that bother you?

Gabi: [Chuckles and sighs] Let me show you how little that bothers me.

[Light music]

My moderate to severe plaque psoriasis…

Nicole: Just remember, whatever kristen tries to pull, brady loves you. He knows what that lunatic is all about.

Chloe: Yeah, I know, I know. You’re right. I do trust brady. It’s just that the two of them have this weird bond.

Nicole: Tell me about it. Ugh.

Chloe: It’s like she still has this hold over him, even when he knew that she was bad for him. I think that maybe, like, she’s still kind of under his skin.

[Sighs] But I guess you know what I’m talking about, right? Sometimes when you’ve both moved on, but you still have this pull to another person.

Nicole: Yeah, quite a pull. And it worked out great for us.

Chloe: Oh, you’re talking about rafe.

Nicole: Of course I’m talking about rafe. Who else would I be talking– oh, come on. Not you too.

[Sighs]

Eric: Been working really hard for those tips. It’s not really fair to just take it away like that, is it?

Greg: How do you know I wasn’t leaving a tip?

Eric: Because you were taking money out of it and not putting money in. Listen, we know what’s going on here, and it doesn’t have to be this bad.

Greg: Calling the cops?

Eric: Whoa, whoa. Hey, hey. Just hear me out. If you’re in a situation, if you need money, there’s people out there who can help. I can help. Let me just give you my card.

Greg: Shove your help, man!

Eric: Hey.

Steve: Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa. Dude! What did we miss?

Ava: Don’t be an idiot. Do not be an idiot.

Jake: What’d I miss? Why are you suddenly an idiot?

Ava: That was a private conversation.

Jake: All right. Well, what is it you don’t want me to know?

Ava: That I– that–okay, I’m trying really, really hard not to be the same jealous idiot that I was that screwed up my last relationships.

Jake: Huh. You’re jealous?

Ava: I’m trying not to be.

Jake: Okay, I’ll bite. You’re jealous of who? Come on, not gabi.

Ava: Okay, listen. I know I sound crazy, but when kristen called her your girlfriend, you did not contradict her.

Jake: You beat me to it.

Ava: Yeah, I know, I know. But then you wanted to call her and warn her that kristen was coming. I’m sorry, but that got under my skin.

[Chuckles] And the irony of all of this is the reason I went after you in the first place was to get under her skin. And now I think I’m falling for you, jake. Look, I didn’t plan it… but there it is. I just don’t want to set myself up for disappointment if you’re still in love with gabi.

Gabi: I think I made us a little late this morning, but it’s definitely worth it.

Shin: Gabi, there’s something you should know.

Gabi: What?

Kristen: Morning, sleepyheads. Your mission: Stand up to moderate

Jada: Who was that guy? Everything okay here?

Eric: Yeah, yeah. Everything is fine. Just a misunderstanding.

Jada: Have you got cctvs? I can track him down.

Eric: Um–

Brady: You could? I’m sorry. Who are you?

Jada: I–

Steve: This is jada hunter. Her dad was one of my oldest friends. She’s the newest member of the salem pd. Jada, this is brady black and eric brady.

Jada: So the brady pub is your place?

Eric: Ah, it’s my dad’S. Yeah.

Brady: It’s nice to meet you. Look, I gotta go. I got to make sure chloe’s okay.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Brady: Heard about the pardons? What the hell was he thinking?

Jada: Mm-hm.

Steve: I don’t know.

Kayla: Gabi heard about the pardons. Kristen and orpheus and the homicidal son.

Steve: It’s like the governor released a plague of locusts on us.

Gabi: What the hell?

Shin: As I was saying–

Gabi: Did you break out of statesville?

Kristen: No.

Gabi: Oh, you’re going right back. How stupid are you? You should hightail it to the border when you had the chance.

Shin: Gabi, wait.

Kristen: He’s trying to stop you from going off half-cocked and making a fool of yourself.

Shin: She was pardoned.

Gabi: What? Pardoned? They have enough on you to throw away the key.

Shin: The governor pardoned her yesterday.

Kristen: Ah. Kinda gives you faith in the political system, doesn’t it?

Gabi: Why would he do that? What did you–[Gasps] Did you– did you put one of his family members in your dungeon?

Kristen: Shh! Shh.

[Exhales deeply] We’re not going to talk about me, we are going to talk about business and how I can help you clean up the mess that you made of it.

Gabi: [Sighs]

Jake: You think I’m still in love with gabi?

Ava: I don’t know. But I do know that I have been second choice a couple of times, and I do not want to go down that road again. You know, with steve, it was always kayla hovering around, even when she wasn’t there. Rafe and nicole was the same thing. Deep down, I always knew. Ava vitali, also-ran. Consolation prize.

Jake: And you think that’s what you are to me?

Ava: I’m asking you if I am.

Jake: [Sighs] All right. When you said before that you got into this whole thing with me because you wanted to stick it to gabi, right? And if I’m being honest, it was the same for me. Probably not the best way to start a relationship, but… but I’m not steve. I’m not rafe. And you want to know the truth about me and gabi? I was an also-ran too.

Nicole: [Scoffs] Yet here I am, trying to tell you how happy rafe and I are, and you go there.

Chloe: I didn’t say that you don’t love rafe, but come on. You and eric?

Nicole: Okay, okay.

Chloe: All along, the both of you–

Nicole: You know what? I’ve already heard this from allie. What is it that I have to do, huh? Take out a billboard so everyone gets the message? Eric being here is irrelevant, collar or no collar. I am a happily married woman.

Brady: Chloe, you okay?

Chloe: Hey, yeah.

Brady: You’re okay. Okay.

Chloe: Oh, any news?

Brady: No. All is quiet on the western front so far.

Nicole: Hmm. Look how that turned out.

Brady: [Sighs] You’re back.

Nicole: Yes, and given what’s going on, maybe I should’ve stayed in new york.

Brady: [Sighs] Pool floaties are like whooping cough.

Kayla: So bo and roman are both my brothers.

Jada: Your father?

Kayla: Yeah, and they’re both cops. And shawn is bo’s son, and he’s a cop too. And this place has always been known as where the cops hang out as long as anybody can remember, right?

Eric: Yeah. You’ll feel pretty much at home.

Jada: You know, I’ve been here once before. I had a run-in with your dad’s short-order cook.

Eric: Clyde.

Steve: Oh, yeah. He’s a real charmer, isn’t he?

[All chuckle] Right at home in the hospitality industry.

Eric: My father believes in second chances.

Kayla: So how many miles did you run today?

Eric: None. I was on my way and I bumped into brady.

Jada: You’re a runner? Me too.

Eric: Really?

Jada: Mm-hmm.

Eric: Well, yeah. There’s some great trails that wind through the park and, well, if you ever have any time, let me know. I’ll show you.

Jada: Thanks. I will.

Eric: Yeah.

Jada: So what do you do? Sorry, I didn’t mean to pry.

Eric: No, no. You’re not prying. It’s just that, um–

Kayla: Um, he’s sort of between things.

Jada: Hmm.

Eric: That’s the brady irish american way of saying I used to be a priest. Now, I’m just trying to figure out what to do next.

Jada: Oh.

[Chuckles softly]

Nicole: I’m just kidding about the whole new york thing. Brady, you know that I have your back.

Brady: I know you have my back. I’m just worried about rachel. I mean, I was talking to eric this morning and–

Nicole: Oh, you saw eric?

Brady: Yeah, he was tearing out of the pub and headed for his morning run, and I was just–I was so on edge, I– I mean, I almost tackled him.

Nicole: Yeah, okay. Well, I’m sure you want to check in with theresa, and I’ll give you some privacy. I have an errand to run.

Brady: Hey, if you hear anything–

Nicole: Yeah?

Brady: About kristen–

Nicole: I’ll let you know. Bye.

Brady: Bye.

Chloe: Bye.

Brady: [Snaps fingers]

Chloe: [Sighs]

Brady: Are you okay?

Chloe: Well, now that you’re here, I am.

Kristen: Hmm.

[Sighs] You need to redo these projections.

Gabi: Why?

Kristen: Because they don’t account for inflation, and because… I told you to. I’d like you to remember why your name is on that door.

Gabi: I will never forget that it was you that made it happen, and I’m very, very grateful for that.

Kristen: Oh, as you should be, because if it wasn’t for me, you’d be out on the streets. You are intimately familiar with the bylaws, aren’t you? Now, correct me if I’m wrong. It’d be fairly easy to push gabi out, wouldn’t it? And all it would take would be another vote, one with slightly different results.

Jake: Look. Gabi had already found the one before I came into the picture. My twin brother stefan, okay? And the truth is, they’d still be together if he wasn’t dead. But that doesn’t mean that she didn’t love me and vice versa. But in the end, it was amazing how quickly, what we had, how it fell apart. Because we were all passion, all heat, nothing underneath. No foundation. So yeah, bottom line, we didn’t trust each other. And it hurt at the time, badly, but I realized that I wasn’t the love of her life, and she wasn’t mine. So if you’re asking if I’m still pining over gabi, I’m not. I’m over her. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Ava: So you’re over gabi?

Jake: [Sighs] Yeah. Even her pawing all over shin doesn’t bother me that much. I got something better to think about. Wait a minute. Did you say you’re falling for me?

Ava: No, I–

Jake: Did I–

Ava: I-I-I think I said, “I think.”

Jake: Oh, you “think”?

Ava: Think I’m falling for you.

Jake: Okay. Well, I think that I’m falling for you. Scratch that. I know I am.

Ava: Yeah?

Jake: Yeah.

Ava: How?

Jake: [Scoffs] You want me to count the ways?

Ava: Mm-hmm.

Jake: All right, all right. I sit there at work and I stare at the clock counting down the time till I get to see you again. You know I got a speeding ticket the other day? Wasn’t paying attention. I just kept driving faster and faster the closer I got to home, to you.

Ava: Mm. I stare at the clock too, like a stupid little teenage girl just waiting for the phone to ring.

Jake: Hmm. Well… most people… they can’t see past that tough exterior you put up.

[Chuckles] But I? I see right through it. I see the woman who says what she means, means what she says. I’ve seen the real you. A woman who looks at you in a way like you’re looking at me right now. It makes you feel like you’ve won the damn lottery.

[Soft dramatic music]

Gabi: She can do that? She can force another round of votes?

[Chuckles] All right. Well, you want my job? Okay. Since you’re asking li about the bylaws, why don’t you also ask him what your chances are of getting voted to take my place? Because the odds are zero! Ej will never go for it and neither will chad.

Kristen: You’re right. They’d rather torch the place than hand it over to me, but that doesn’t mean I can’t throw all things dimera into utter chaos.

Gabi: [Scoffs]

Kristen: Gabi, sweetheart, we got off to a tense start, hmm? I am happy to have you in charge. I come in peace only to cash in on a favor.

Gabi: So you don’t want my job? But you do want something, something that’s in my power to grant you.

Kristen: You are so perceptive.

Gabi: All right. I have two questions for you. What exactly is it that you want, and am I going to end up in prison for giving it to you?

Eric: It was nice meeting you, ms. Jada.

Jada: Have a good run.

Eric: I will. I’m sure you two are going to be showing her around town?

Steve: Well, we offered, but she’s too busy with work.

Jada: Yeah, which hasn’t made it easy to find a place. I mean, the salem inn is nice, but it’s not sustainable on a cop’s salary.

Eric: What? My dad, he rents rooms upstairs that are pretty reasonable, I mean, if you can get past your issues with the cook.

Jada: Oh, thanks. I’ll keep that in mind. And maybe I’ll see you on a run.

Eric: [Chuckles] Sounds good.

Greg: Your purse, lady! Now! My a1c stayed here,

Ava: I don’t know why we’re here. I mean, kristen finally left. We have the place to ourselves.

Jake: Yes, but this is where the jewelry store is.

Ava: What do you want with the jewelry store?

Jake: They sell rings there, don’t they?

Ava: Rings?

Jake: [Sighs] Ava… I don’t like that you feel that I’m not serious about this relationship, and I really don’t want you feeling like an also-ran, because you’re not. I already told you gabi… is not the love of my life, and gwen certainly wasn’t either, but… maybe you could be. Maybe you are.

Ava: You’re saying you want to marry me?

Gabi: [Sighs] Well, that was something.

Shin: It could’ve been a lot worse.

Gabi: I had to give in what she wanted, but at least she’s someone else’s headache now.

Brady: So there’s no sign of her out there, right? Okay, good. Listen, theresa, please don’t say anything to rachel until I know exactly what kristen is planning.

Kristen: Well, that won’t be a long wait. So…who’s gonna get their new boss some coffee?

Jada: I should get going. About earlier, I know you’re loyal to your patient– your friend, and I’m not trying to make things tense. I just really want to see justice done for your niece.

Kayla: Right.

Steve: Good luck today.

Jada: You think I’m gonna need it?

Steve: A salem cop needs luck every day of the year.

Nicole: You stay back. I have mace.

Greg: If you did, you would’ve hauled it out by now. I’m not telling you twice. Your purse.

Nicole: Eric!

Eric: Hey, let’s all take a breath.

Greg: You just back off!

Eric: Hey, hey. Nobody wants– nobody wants any trouble. This doesn’t have to end badly.

Nicole: [Yelps]

Eric: Whoa, whoa.

Nicole: Oh, oh!

Greg: I said back off, and I meant it.

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Kayla sits in the town square, reading the news on her phone and asks if yesterday was get out of jail free day. Steve joins her. Kayla complains to him about what the Governor has done and the amount of chances Kristen and Orpheus have already gotten. Steve bets the one thing Kristen and Orpheus share is an overwhelming thirst for revenge.

Nicole joins Chloe at Basic Black. Nicole questions where Brady is and talks to Chloe about a positive business dinner she had, but then notes that Chloe is distracted. Chloe guesses that Nicole hasn’t heard the news. Nicole says she’s been on a plane, so she asks what news. Chloe thinks back to finding out that Kristen was pardoned.

Brady is outside the Brady Pub, calling for security to be doubled at the Salem Inn, his parents’ house, and the office. Eric approaches and startles Brady. Brady says to call him when everything is set up and hangs up. Eric asks if he thinks Kristen is going to come at him like that. Brady says he doesn’t know what the hell she’s going to do, but he knows he’s not going to get a lot of warning.

Ava and Jake wake up together on the air mattress in their apartment which Jake complains about. Kristen wakes up comfortable in the bed, remarking that he could try sleeping on a cot in prison. Krissten comments that she was having a lovely dream and thanks to the Governor, she’s going to make those dreams come true.

Gabi wakes up alone in bed. Li Shin is up in the room, finishing a phone call as he says “I love you too”. Gabi remarks that she hopes he didn’t end the call on her account. Li apologizes for waking her up. Gabi then questions who he was saying “I love you” to.

Nicole is shocked as Chloe reveals to her that Kristen was pardoned. Nicole questions how the hell she pulled that off. Chloe says she has no idea. Nicole worries about Brady.

Brady and Eric sit together in the Pub. Brady says he doesn’t want to overreact. Eric is not sure it’s possible to overreact when it comes to Kristen. Eric asks about Rachel. Brady responds that’s what worries him the most.

Chloe informs Nicole that Kristen had called Brady from prison a couple hours before the pardon, asking him to bring Rachel to visit but he said no and then told her that Rachel was still in California with Theresa and Tate. Nicole worries that Kristen now knows where Rachel is.

Brady informs Eric that he talked to Theresa, who is going to talk to Shane Donovan about security in case Kristen plans on going to California, but that might not be the first thing on her agenda. Eric wonders what the might be. Brady says the only thing he’s sure about is that he never knows what the hell Kristen is thinking.

Nicole asks Chloe if Brady is beefing up security. Chloe confirms that’s what he’s doing now but says they could have all the security in the world. Nicole says after everything Kristen has done, she could still get a full pardon, so who knows what else she could get away with.

Brady mentions not getting much sleep as he was up all night, just waiting for Kristen to walk through the door. Brady knows that’s not her style as she’d love the idea of him waiting up all night, knowing she’s loose but not knowing where she is. Brady calls it a special kind of Hell.

Kristen drinks coffee in bed and talks about how good it is, joking that she might never leave as Ava and Jake are annoyed. Kristen thanks Ava for letting her borrow clothes, talking about how it’s preferable to the prison wear. Jake brings up that he and Gabi both owe Kristen for her vote in the DiMera board. Kristen assures that she hasn’t forgotten. Jake asks if they are even now but Kristen says not even close. Ava comments on Kristen hogging the covers on the bed. Kristen jokes that no one else ever complained about anything with her in bed. Kristen then decides lounging around is not on the agenda, so she is going to stir the pot everywhere as she goes to get dressed.

Kayla worries to Steve if they should even be out in public while Orpheus is on the loose. Steve assures that he has his ear to the ground and he won’t be surprised. Jada then approaches and greets Steve, surprising him. Steve gets up and hugs her, asking why she didn’t tell him that she was coming so soon. Jada says it all happened so fast. Steve introduces Jada to Kayla. Kayla mentions loving Jada’s dad Marcus and calls him a great doctor. Steve agrees that he was a great man and his friend since the orphanage days. Steve adds that he still misses him. Kayla says she was really sad to hear he had passed away. Steve asks Jada about her interview. She reveals it was yesterday and she got the job. Steve says that’s great and mentions that he told Kayla he recommended her to Rafe. Steve asks when she starts. Jada reveals that she started yesterday and hit the ground running so she wasn’t able to call and thank him. Steve jokes about Rafe having her working already. Jada informs him that Rafe actually assigned her to Abigail’s case and that Kayla was going to be her next call. Kayla asks why. Jada explains that Sarah was brought in yesterday for questioning which Kayla questions. Jada says she can’t go in to much detail but she questioned her about where she was on the night of Abigail’s murder. Steve asks what reason she would have to question Sarah. Jada repeats that she can’t get in to it, but she’s more concerned with Sarah’s medical condition and her hallucinations. Jada says she’s just trying to understand the situation, so she’s going to need to access Sarah’s medical records. Kayla says she can’t just hand them over because of medical privacy but Jada points out exceptions for law enforcement. Steve suggests they talk this out over breakfast at the Pub on him.

Eric gets that Brady is upset and worried, but Kristen is Rachel’s mom, so maybe all she wants is contact. Brady says that’s what Kristen said on the phone yesterday before the pardon. Brady is glad Rachel is in California, so he had the perfect excuse to not have to take his daughter on a prison visit. Brady adds that now that Kristen is out, he can’t stop her from going to California and he can’t tell his daughter that she can’t see her mom. Brady needs to find a way to control how and when she sees her. Eric suggests to get Justin started that as quick as possible. Brady says it bugs him the way this all started because he thought Kristen got caught because she got careless and desperate to see Rachel, but she got caught almost as soon as she got in to town which makes him think she planned it but he knows it sounds paranoid. Brady states that he just has a very bad feeling about all of this. A tattooed young man sitting at the bar attempts to steal money from the tip jar but Eric catches him.

Kristen comes out of the bathroom as Ava is massaging Jake. Kristen remarks that the night on the air mattress really took it out on Jake. Kristen tells Jake that she will make it up to him by letting him stay home while she makes excuses for him when she goes to see Gabi at the office. Jake asks if she’s going to collect on that favor and warns her that Gabi and Li Shin won’t be as willing to give up their bed as they were. Kristen responds that she’s aiming a bit higher than a sleepover. Jake asks what that means. Kristen tells Jake that he’s her brother and family but Gabi means nothing to her which makes her vote for Gabi a sizable favor so she thinks a sizable thank you is in order. Jake angrily asks what exactly Kristen wants from Gabi. Kristen tells him to calm down and calls Gabi his girlfriend which Ava quickly corrects. Kristen is sure Gabi will be thrilled to see her and be willing to do whatever it takes to get her back on her feet, bringing up the support Gabi got when she was released from prison. Kristen says she’s just giving the chance to pay it forward as she exits. Jake tells Ava that he’s going to take a long, hot shower to see if he can un knot his back. Jake stops to ask Ava if he should call Gabi to warn her. Ava points out that if Gabi reads the paper, she already knows that Kristen is coming. Jake agrees and then goes to shower while Ava looks upset.

Li jokes about Gabi sounding jealous but tells her not to worry as he was just talking to his mother. Gabi questions that since they’ve been dating for over a month and this is the first time she’s hearing about his mother. Li blames his father’s presence dominating any conversation about his parents. Li offers to call her back to prove it to her. Gabi says then he would resent her for not trusting him. Gabi guesses she just doesn’t know him as well as she thought. Li responds that a little mystery keeps it interesting. Gabi remarks that she’s an open book. Li brings up Gabi’s unusually close working relationship with her most recent ex. Li says at first, Jake was put off that they were together but not anymore so maybe Jake knows something that he doesn’t. Gabi assures that Jake doesn’t care because he’s with Ava now. Li asks if that bothers her. Gabi says she’ll show him how little that bothers her as Li removes his shirt and they start kissing in bed.

Nicole reminds Chloe that no matter what Kristen tries to pull, Brady loves Chloe and knows what Kristen is all about. Chloe says she knows she’s right and she does trust Brady, but they have this weird bond like Kristen still has a hold over him, like she’s still kind of under his skin. Chloe guesses Nicole knows what she’s talking about as sometimes when you’ve both moved on, you still have a pull towards another person. Nicole says that worked out great for them. Chloe asks if she’s talking about Rafe. Nicole asks who else she would be talking about, and then says not her too.

Eric warns the man at the bar that he’s been working really hard for those tips. Eric tells him that it doesn’t have to be this bad and offers to help him. Eric goes to get his card to give him but the man instead shoves Eric aside and runs out the door, right as Steve, Kayla, and Jada arrive. Steve asks what they missed.

Ava paces, telling herself not to be an idiot. Jake comes out of the shower and asks what he missed and why she’s suddenly an idiot. Ava calls that a private conversation. Jake asks what she doesn’t want him to know. Ava says she’s trying really hard not to be the same jealous idiot that screwed up her last two relationships. Jake asks who she is jealous of and says not Gabi. Ava knows it sounds crazy but when Kristen called Gabi his girlfriend, he did not contradict her and then he wanted to warn Gabi about Kristen coming which got under her skin. Ava adds that the irony of all this is that she originally went after Jake to get under Gabi’s skin but now she thinks she’s falling for him. Ava admits she didn’t plan it but she doesn’t want to set herself up for disappointment if he’s still in love with Gabi.

Gabi and Li go to the DiMera Office. Gabi says they might be a little late but it was worth it. Li starts to tell her there is something she should know, but Gabi walks in to the office to find Kristen sitting at the desk.

Jada questions who the guy at the Pub was and if everything is okay. Eric says everything is fine and it was just a misunderstanding. Jada offers to track him down. Brady asks who she is. Steve introduces Jada as the daughter of one of his oldest friends and the newest member of the Salem Police Department. Brady says it’s nice to meet her but he has to go make sure Chloe is okay. Brady adds that he heard about the pardons and questions what the hell the Governor was thinking as he then exits the Pub. Steve remarks that it’s like the Governor released a plague of locusts on them.

Gabi questions if Kristen broke out of prison and says she’s going right back as she pulls her phone out. Li explains that the Governor pardoned Kristen yesterday. Gabi asks why he would do that. Kristen says they are not going to talk about her, but about business and how she can help Gabi clean up the mess she has made of it.

Jake questions Ava thinking he’s still in love with Gabi. Ava says she doesn’t know but she knows she’s been an also ran and second choice a couple times and does not want to go down that road again. Ava says that with Steve, it was always Kayla hovering around and Rafe and Nicole was the same thing as deep down she always knew. Ava asks Jake if she’s a consolation prize to him. Jake brings up Ava getting involved with him to stick it to Gabi. Jake admits that it was the same for him and that it probably wasn’t the best way to start a relationship but he’s not Steve or Rafe. Jake tells her that with he and Gabi, he was an also ran too.

Nicole complains to Chloe that she’s trying to tell her how happy she and Rafe are, yet Chloe goes there. Chloe says she’s not saying that Nicole doesn’t love Rafe, but brings up her and Eric. Nicole says she already heard this from Allie and asks what she has to do. Nicole assures that Eric being in town is irrelevant as she is a happily married woman. Brady arrives and hugs Chloe, making sure she is okay. Chloe asks if there’s any news. Brady says not yet. Nicole jokes that maybe she should’ve stayed in New York.

Steve, Kayla, Eric, and Jada sit together to eat at the Pub. Kayla explains to Jada how Roman and Bo are her brothers and both cops while Roman is Eric’s father. Kayla adds that Shawn is Bo’s son and a cop too, so the Brady Pub has always been known as the place where all the cops hang out. Jada mentions being here once before and having a run-in with Roman’s short order cook, Clyde. Steve jokes about Clyde. Eric says that Roman believes in second chances. Kayla asks how many miles Eric ran today. Eric says none as he was on his way but he bumped in to Brady. Jada points out that she is also a runner. Eric mentions some great trails through the park and offers to show her some time. Jada asks what Eric does. Kayla comments that Eric is sort of between things. Eric explains that he used to be a priest and is now trying to figure out what to do next.

Nicole assures Brady that she has his back. Brady says he’s just worried about Rachel. Brady mentions seeing Eric earlier. Nicole decides to give them some privacy and says she has an errand to run as she then exits. Brady asks if Chloe is okay. Chloe says now that he is here, she is, as they kiss.

Kristen gives Gabi a folder and says she needs to redo the projections because they don’t account for inflation and because she told her to. Kristen reminds Gabi of why her name is on the door. Gabi says she will never forget that Kristen made it happen and she will always be grateful for that. Kristen points out that if it wasn’t for her, Gabi would be out on the streets. Kristen warns that it would be fairly easy to push Gabi out with another vote with slightly different results.

Jake tells Ava about how Gabi had already found the one before he came in to the picture, in his twin brother Stefan, and they would still be together if Stefan wasn’t dead. Jake clarifies that it doesn’t mean they didn’t love each other but in the end, it was amazing how quickly what they had fell apart because they had no foundation. Jake admits they didn’t trust each other and that it hurt badly at the time, but he realized they weren’t the love of their lives. Jake assures Ava that he is not still pining after Gabi and that he is over her. Jake adds that Gabi being all over Shin doesn’t bother him that much because he has something better to think about. Jake then brings up Ava saying she’s falling for him. Ava clarifies that she said she thinks she is. Jake responds that he knows he’s falling for her, so Ava asks how. Jake talks about counting down the time at work until he gets to see her again. Ava admits she does that too. Jake says most people can’t see through her tough exterior, but he sees right through it and sees the real her as they then kiss.

Gabi questions Li if Kristen can force another round of votes. Gabi argues that the odds of Kristen getting voted in to her place are zero because EJ and Chad would never go for that. Kristen agrees that they’d rather torch the place than hand it over to her, but that doesn’t mean she can’t throw all things DiMera in to utter chaos. Kristen says they got off to a tense start but says she’s happy to have Gabi in charge and comes in peace, only to cash in on a favor. Gabi questions what Kristen wants that she has the power to grant her. Gabi asks what she wants and if she’s going to end up in prison for giving it to her.

Eric tells Jada that it was nice meeting her. Jada tells him to have a good run. Eric assumes Steve and Kayla will be showing Jada around town. Steve says they offered, but she’s too busy with work. Jada mentions that it hasn’t made it easy to find a place since the Salem Inn is not really sustainable on a cop’s salary. Eric points out that Roman rents rooms upstairs at the Pub that are reasonable. Jada thanks him and says she’ll keep that in mind. Jada tells him that maybe she’ll see him on a run. Eric then exits the Pub.

Nicole walks through the park when the tattooed young man from earlier at the Pub approaches and demands Nicole give him her purse.

Ava and Jake walk through the town square. Ava doesn’t know why they are here since Kristen finally left, so they have their place to themselves. Jake points out that this is where the jewelry store is. Ava asks what he wants there. Jake says they sell rings there which she questions. Jake doesn’t like that Ava feels he’s not serious about this relationship and he really doesn’t want her feeling like an also ran because she’s not. Jake repeats that Gabi is not the love of his life and Gwen certainly wasn’t either, but maybe Ava could be. Ava asks if Jake is saying he wants to marry her.

After Kristen leaves the office, Li says that could’ve been a lot worse. Gabi responds that she had to give Kristen what she wanted, but at least she’s someone else’s headache now..

Brady talks on the phone with Theresa about there being no sign of Kristen in California. Brady asks Theresa not to say anything to Rachel until he knows what Kristen is planning. Kristen then arrives and says that won’t be a long wait. Kristen then announces herself as the new boss of Basic Black and asks who is going to get her some coffee.

Jada tells Steve and Kayla that she has to get going. Jada adds that she knows Kayla is loyal to Sarah and she’s not trying to make things tense, but she just really wants to see justice done for Abigail. Steve wishes Jada luck. Jada asks if he thinks she will need it. Steve responds that a Salem cop needs luck every day of the year..

As the man demands Nicole’s purse, Eric comes by. Eric tries to calm the situation as the man tells him to back off. Eric says this doesn’t have to end badly. The man then grabs Nicole and pulls a gun on her, warning Eric that he said to back off and he meant it.

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Days Short Recap Friday, July 22, 2022

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Shawn apologized to Belle for having sex with Jan when he thought she was her. He also said he should have included her in his plans for the baby. She knew she didn’t make things easy for him. He thought he should have worked harder on a solution that would have helped all of them. She couldn’t blame him for everything because she did what she always did. She sought comfort in the arms of another man. He knew she wanted to hurt him, but he wanted to know if she fell in love with EJ. She said that she wasn’t in love with EJ. She cried because she hurt him. They apologized to each other. Shawn wondered where that left them. Evan found Orpheus and was excited about them leaving. Orpheus said that Kristen nearly tanked the deal. Rolf walked in the room. He was glad to be included in the plan. Rolf hugged Orpheus for getting him out of prison. He said that was Kristen’s idea.

Xander went to the police station and demanded that Rafe let Sarah out. Rafe wanted him to calm down. Xander said he was losing out of his happiness. Rafe said if Sarah was innocent, she could still help with the investigation. Rafe got a call about the pardons. Jada told Sarah that Lucas was able to place her at the crime scene. She asked Sarah about the drugs she was taking. Sarah admitted that she was hallucinating ever since Abby left the syringe in the tunnels. Jada wanted to know if she was upset with Abby. Sarah said she was angry at Kristen for injecting her in the first place. Jada wanted to know about the attacks during her hallucinations. Sarah said she never went to the DiMera mansion. Jada reminded her that Lucas saw her there and saw her drop something at the mansion. She thought it could have been the murder weapon. Sarah wanted to know why she would Abby. Jada said she could have been hallucinated and thought Abby was Kristen. Sarah wanted to leave.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Orpheus wanted Evan to stop pacing. He told him that he couldn’t let Shawn raise his son. He wanted to get out of there. Orpheus said they could get out that day since Jan gave him the password to the Salem PD. Orpheus told Evan to go on as if nothing happened. Orpheus pulled out a cellphone. Orpheus called the governor and let him know that he found out everything about him. The governor wanted to know what he wanted. Orpheus thought that was more like it. Chloe went to see Shawn so she could see the baby. She bought a gift for the baby. He told her that Belle didn’t want to forgive him. He told her how Belle slept with EJ. Chloe defended Belle to him. She told him that he should have been trying to save his marriage. He realized that baby was his. Chloe believed that Belle would have a change of heart once she holds the baby. He told her that she couldn’t be in the same room with him. Chloe believed they were meant to be together.

Evan entered the infirmary and saw Kristen. She told him that she didn’t know when she will see her daughter again. He understood because he had a son and knew he would see him soon. Kristen wanted to know if he was getting paroled. He said he was up for parole. She didn’t believe. She demanded to know how he was getting out of jail. He said he couldn’t tell her. She put him in a headlock and threatened to put his eye out if he didn’t tell her. He told her offscreen. The governor went to see Orpheus. He told the governor about his secret. The governor wanted to know if he wanted a transfer. Orpheus wanted to be out of prison. He couldn’t let him out of prison. Orpheus threatened to expose him. Everyone watched TV and saw that Kristen, Orpheus and Evan were given full pardons. Everyone’s mouths dropped at the news.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Jada wanted to take Sarah in for questioning about Abby’s murder. Maggie, Sarah and Xander wanted to stop her from doing it. Jada said there was an eyewitness that placed her at the scene of the crime. Xander told Jada that Sarah had no reason to be at the crime scene. Sarah admitted that she was at the scene of the crime. She admitted that Marlena suggested that she talk to Abby about what they went through. Jada asked her if she went to see Abby that night. Sarah remembered going there, but she didn’t get a chance to talk to her. Xander wanted Jada to leave so they could finish their ceremony. He said Sarah could answer her questions after the ceremony. Jada wanted to know if that what she wanted. Sarah apologized to Xander and said she couldn’t go through with the wedding at the time. She wanted to do what she could to help with the investigation. She insisted she didn’t have anything to hide. Xander assured Sarah that she didn’t hurt Abby. She wondered if she forgot what she did. She wondered if she thought Abby was Kristen and killed her by mistake.

Rafe let Chad know that he would be interviewing a new suspect. Chad wanted to know who it was, but Rafe explained that he couldn’t tell him. Chad wanted to know how he could stay calm through that. Sonny walked into the DiMera mansion to keep Chad company. Chad told Sonny he felt guilty for keeping quiet about Lucas kidnapping Sami. He said EJ wanted his shares now that he knows he set him up. He said if EJ was right and Lucas killed Abby, he could have prevented it from happening. Lucas thanked Marlena for helping him remember what happened the night Abby was murdered. He was sorry for what he did to Sami. He hoped Sarah could clear him of the murder charge. Rafe walked in the room and asked Lucas about seeing Sarah at the DiMera mansion. He said he saw Sarah drop something and put it in her pocket. He said he didn’t see what it was. Rafe wanted to know what happened afterwards. He said he wrapped his hand and realized he didn’t kill Abby.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, July 19 ,2022

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Gwen got a new cellmate. It turned out to be Kristen. Gwen was shocked that she let herself get caught. Kristen said she was there by choice because of her daughter. They got into an argument. Kristen accused her of killing Abby for exposing her at her wedding. Gwen said she was in prison when it happened. Kristen brought up that Xander was keeping her daughter away from her. Gwen defended him. She was upset about Xander and Sarah living happily ever after. Kristen told her that it was only a matter of time before they broke up. She said Sarah still seemed off. She said Sarah and Xander may not be riding into the sunset after all. Nancy ran into Leo. Nancy rubbed it in that Clyde was cleared of killing Abby. She said his only crime was buying stolen jewelry. She said the person Clyde bought it from was the real killer. Leo said the police already had someone in custody for the crime. He let her see an article about Lucas. Nancy didn’t believe it. She said they were barking up the wrong tree. Marlena hypnotized Lucas. She questioned him about the night Abby was killed. He said he was drinking tequila. He said he banged on the DiMera door for Abby to answer it. He said when she didn’t answer the door, he went through the back doors and made himself a drink. He said when he was cutting a lemon, he sliced his hand. He said he heard something upstairs. He said he saw someone rush downstairs. When he was out of the trance, he was shocked.

Clyde was upset with Rafe for arresting him. A woman interrupted and threatened to expose what he did to EJ if he went after the Salem PD. Clyde wanted to know who she was. She said her name was Jada. When Clyde left, Rafe told her she was impressive. She asked if that meant she was hired. He said they had to have an interview first. He said Steve recommended her. She said he was good friends with her father Dr. Marcus Hunter. They talked about Abby’s case. Sarah went to see Maggie at the Kiriakis mansion. They talked about not believing that Lucas killed Abby. Sarah asked Maggie to marry her and Xander. Maggie said Xander was a broken man while Sarah was gone. Sarah said she was back now and they could start their lives together. Marlena met with Rafe and Jada. Marlena told them Lucas remembered something about the night she was killed. When Maggie was about to marry Sarah and Xander, Jada showed up to bring Sarah in for questioning.

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Days Short Recap Monday, July 18, 2022

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JJ wanted to know if Lucas killed Abby. Lucas said he didn’t know. JJ wanted to know why he looked so guilty if he didn’t know. Lucas said he felt ashamed of himself and hated himself for what he has done. JJ said he was going to beat the truth out of him. Jennifer came in and told JJ to stop. JJ let him go. Jennifer promised JJ that they would get answers on what happened to Abby. JJ left them alone. Lucas wanted Jennifer to yell at him. He told her to hit him. She said she wouldn’t hit him. She said she loved him. He said he deserved everything he had coming to him. She said she knew he loved Abby. She said she knew he didn’t kill Abby. She said she wished he could have told her what was going on. He said he could barely tell himself that he was responsible for Abby’s death. Marlena yelled at Kate for not saying anything about Lucas kidnapping Sami and letting EJ take the blame for it, Kate said EJ wasn’t innocent. She said Sami wasn’t a victim. She said Lucas messed up, but he didn’t deserve to be in prison. Marlena wanted to know why Kate was there. Kate said she wanted her to help Lucas. She said if she didn’t do it for Lucas, then she could do it to help Abby.

Marlena went to see Lucas so she could hypnotize him. She said she wasn’t doing it for him. She said nothing he said would appear in court, but they needed to know the truth. He said he needed to know if he did this.Chad apologized to EJ for blaming him for killing Abby. EJ apologized for not telling him about Clyde. EJ said he would help him get justice. EJ brought up Kate and her schemes. Chad confessed to knowing that EJ was innocent. He said he knew it was wrong, but he was angry at him. He said he was going to come clean until he thought he was coming on to Abby. He said he wanted to punish EJ. Chad hoped he could find a way to forgive him. EJ said he had to think about it since Chad’s betrayal cost him Sami. He said Chad keeping quiet about Lucas’ crimes may have cost him Abby. Kate went to see Chad. EJ went back to see Kate and Chad together. EJ told Kate and Chad that the only way they could make up for what they did is to hand over their shares to him. JJ ran into Sarah at the town square. She said she was sorry about Abby. He asked how she was doing after being stabbed with the same injection as Abby. She said she was better, but said she was hallucinating about killing Kristen. She said Marlena told her to talk to Abby about being drugged. She said she might have been able to stop the killer. He said she could have been killed too.

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Days Transcript Friday, July 22, 2022

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[Baby crying]

Shawn: Sorry, he’s–you know, he’s a little fussy.

Belle: Oh, no, no need to apologize, I remember when claire was that age. She was up like three or four times a night for the first year. I hope that won’t be the case with shawn christian.

Shawn: Yeah, well, we’re gonna see, I guess. I mean, last time, he only woke up once.

Belle: Oh, well, that’s good. I didn’t have a chance to tell you before, but I’m really gladyou got to bring him home.

Shawn: So am I. Look, thank you. Thank you for coming over.

Belle: Yeah, no problem. What did you want to talk about?

Shawn: I wanted to apologize.

Evan: Dad, the governor’s press conference just ended. It’s official. We’ve been granted pardons.

Orpheus: No thanks to you.

Evan: Look, I know I shouldn’t have told kristen dimera our plan, but it all turned out okay in the end, right? We’re all three getting out of here.

Orpheus: Barely, the governor was none too pleased by kristen’s special requests. That woman nearly tanked the entire deal.

Gwen: What happened to you?

Kristen: [Chuckles] I used the concrete wall as a punching bag. I don’t recommend it.

Gwen: Duly noted. Guess you’re having a bad day.

Kristen: Mm, I was, I was. But things are starting to look up.

Xander: Don’t worry, maggie. It’ll all be straightened out. Sarah will be just fine. I promise. Listen, I’ve got to go. I’ll keep you posted. Oi, commissioner! You need to let sarah out of here immediately. This is all terribly unfair.

Rafe: Oh, calm down, xander. We just need to ask her a few questions, that’s all.

Xander: Oh, and that couldn’t wait until after we finished our wedding? Your newbie detective came crashing in right in the middle of our ceremony and treated my bride like a common criminal. And my god, as if sarah would even ever say a harsh word to her cousin abigail, let alone murder her.

Rafe: Well, right now, sarah is just a person of interest. That’s all.

Xander: Whatever you want to call it, rafe, she shouldn’t be talking to the cops without a lawyer.

Rafe: Well, she insisted she didn’t need one. That decision is hers to make.

Xander: I just hope she doesn’t end up regretting that decision.

Jada: As I told you earlier, an eyewitness placed you at the scene of the dimera estate the night abigail dimera was killed.

Sarah: I know that you couldn’t tell me earlier, but now it’s just the two of us, can you tell me who the witness was?

Jada: It was lucas horton.

Sarah: I see.

Jada: But before we get into the night in question, I wanted to ask you something that you mentioned at your mother’s house.

Sarah: Yeah, sure. I’m happy to cooperate.

Jada: Great, you mentioned you’re on medication. For what?

Sarah: To help control the aftereffects of another drug that I was given.

Jada: And what are these aftereffects?

Sarah: Hallucinations.

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Ava: I love you too, sweetheart. And I miss you so much. You too, bye.

Jake: That your secret lover?

Ava: No, dummy, it was my son.

Jake: Uh-huh.

Ava: You know I’ve only got eyes for you.

Jake: Mmm.

Ava: Mm-hmm, how was work?

Jake: Thrilling. Let me tell you, watching gabi and shin’s love fest makes you want to gouge your eyes out.

Ava: Mmm, so things are getting pretty serious with them, huh?

Jake: Looks like it. Anyway, enough about them. How was your day?

Ava: Well, before I was talking with my secret lover, I mean, tripp…

Jake: Uh-huh.

Ava: I was watching a pretty interesting press conference.

Jake: Sounds like a contradiction of terms.

Ava: Oh, so then I take it you haven’t heard the news.

Jake: About?

Ava: The governor issued several pardons just now, including one for your sister kristen.

Jake: Huh.

Kristen: It’s funny. I was pretty much resigned to finishing out my sentence here, with the occasional escape, of course, when this amazing opportunity for a full pardon just fell right into my lap. And I was never one to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Gwen: Well, congratulations. I guess this is goodbye then.

Kristen: Actually, it isn’T. No, see, you are coming with me.

Gwen: What?

Kristen: Yes, what, did you think I’m gonna leave you behind? No, hon–ouch. I got you a full pardon too.

Shawn: I spoke to chloe earlier. And she really helped me understand just how unfair that I’ve been to you since the moment that little shawn was conceived.

Belle: I don’t want to go back there.

Shawn: Belle, please, I just–let me just say this. I was wrong. I was wrong to let you believe that jan and I never had sex. I should have told you. I should have told you the moment that it happened so that you wouldn’t have gotten blindsided by her all those months later with her telling you that she’s pregnant. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry about the decisions that I made that affected the both of us. Letting jan move in, and telling you to keep your distance from her? Look, all I was trying to do was protect my unborn son. But you are my wife, belle. You’re my wife, and I should have involved you in every decision that was made. And I should have made it clear to you and to jan that you and I–that we’re a team.

Belle: Well, I didn’t really make that easy for you. The idea of jan having your baby just drove me crazy, and I shut down, and I shut you down.

Shawn: But I should not have let you. I should have worked with you. I should have worked harder to find a solution, a different solution. Like, to have jan–to have her live someplace else. Okay, but no, I didn’T. I put you in an impossible position. And for that, belle, I am so sorry.

Evan: Governor mitchell didn’t mention kristen’s two other demands when he started his announcement. I was worried he was going to renege on that part of the deal. But he managed to sneak them in at the end.

Orpheus: He was probably embarrassed by what kristen made him do. I can’t say that I blame him. I don’t know what that woman was thinking.

Rolf: I just heard the wonderful news! Ah! Thank you for securing me a pardon from the governor. I am so honored that you would even think of me. Of course, I did help you escape that one time. But you’ve been a little standoffish since they brought you back. I was starting to think you didn’t like me.

Orpheus: I don’T.

Evan: Dr. Rolf, your release was kirsten dimera’s idea, not my dad’S.

Rolf: Ah. I should have known the dimeras would once again come to my rescue.

Evan: I don’t get it. Why are you so loyal to that family?

Rolf: Stefano was the first person to acknowledge and encourage my scientific genius. Apparently, his daughter shares his wisdom and values my considerable talents as well. Ah, that kristen always was the shrewd one.

Gwen: Okay, let me get this straight. So you had evan tell his father that he need to secure a pardon not just for you, but also for dr. Rolf and for me?

Kristen: Yeah, I mean, I have a certain loyalty to dr. Rolf as well. Better yet, he may come in handy for me.

Gwen: Well, I get that, but why for me? Why would you ask for a pardon for me?

Kristen: Oh, silly, I’m a good and loyal friend.

Gwen: I didn’t realize we were friends.

Kristen: Of course we are. I mean, do you think I’ve forgotten how you helped me escape police custody?

Gwen: Because you blackmailed me.

Kristen: Okay, granted, our friendship didn’t exactly start on a level playing field. But you and ava, you know, you came through for me. And I felt I owed you one.

Gwen: I see. Well, this is incredible.

Kristen: Isn’t it? This must be how oprah feels. You get a pardon. You get a pardon. Everybody gets a pardon.

Gwen: Yeah, well, not everybody.

Jake: So my sister kristen’s a free woman now, huh?

Ava: Yep. Along with orpheus and evan.

Jake: Did the governor mention why he issued these pardons?

Ava: Yeah, I don’t know. Tripp called during the middle of the conference; I didn’t get all the juicy details.

Jake: You wouldn’t have anything to do with this, would you?

Ava: With kristen getting pardoned? Why would you even ask me that?

Jake: Because I would imagine that you still have a certain amount of influence over your old mob ties, right? You and kristen were friends. You helped her escape police custody, what, twice?

Ava: I had nothing to do with the governor’s pardon. Although, I kind of like that you think I got that kind of power, that I could pull off something like that.

Jake: Well, I think there’s no limit as to what you could pull off, ava vitali, what with your charm and your brains. You are a woman of many talents.

Ava: Yeah. And don’t you forget it.

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Xander: Well, can you at least tell me the name of this supposed eyewitness? Who’s claiming they saw sarah at the dimera estate the night abigail was murdered?

Rafe: Not at liberty to say.

Xander: Was it lucas? Heard some cops talking about some hypnosis session he had with marlena? Sounds totally bogus to me.

Rafe: I just told you I am not revealing the identity of the witness.

Xander: Of course it was lucas; who else could it be? He’s your main suspect, right? And what, he just happens to recall seeing sarah. Come on, it must be painfully obvious even to you that he’s just trying to point the finger at someone else.

Rafe: Okay. Let’s say you’re right. Let’s say it was lucas. Why would he implicate sarah, of all people?

Xander: I don’t know. Maybe it was the first name that popped into his wee head. But we’re talking about sarah, rafe. She’s a doctor. She took an oath to do no harm. Not to mention she’s the kindest person on earth. She would certainly never murder anyone, especially her own cousin.

Jada: Can you tell me some more about the drug that causes these hallucinations?

Sarah: It doesn’t have a name. It’s experimental.

Jada: Is it recreational?

Sarah: I didn’t take it willingly, if that’s what you’re asking. A woman named kristen dimera injected me with it.

Jada: Why would she do that?

Sarah: She was keeping me hostage in the dimera tunnels. I found the syringe on the floor, and I was planning on using it against her to try to escape. She overpowered me and used it on me instead.

Jada: Do you know how a drug-filled syringe would just happen to be on the floor?

Sarah: I did not know it then, but I have since learned that abigail left it behind.

Jada: Abigail dimera?

Sarah: Yes.

Jada: So, in a way, abigail was responsible for your hallucinations. I’m sure that made you very angry with her.

Sarah: No, no, of course not. This is all kristen’s fault. She’s the one that I’m angry with, and I am more than angry. She is a vile human being. She’s a sadistic bitch, and I hate her for what she did to me.

Kristen: What do you mean? I mean, who else was I supposed to get a pardon for? One of those lamebrains we see in the exercise yard every day?

Gwen: How about your bff lani?

Kristen: Yeah. Well, believe me, I would if I could have. But the governor doesn’t have jurisdiction now that she’s serving her sentence out of state.

Gwen: Well, that’s too bad. For her. But you and me, I mean, we’re really going home tonight.

Kristen: Yes, yes, we are!

Gwen: Really?

Kristen: Yes!

Gwen: Oh, my–ah! Oh, my god. Thank you.

Rolf: Well, I must go and gather my things if we are to leave this vile penitentiary tonight. What a delightful turn of events, huzzah!

Orpheus: What a freak show.

Evan: He’s excited. That’s all. He’s got his life back, and so do I, and as soon as I’m out of this hellhole, I’m going straight to shawn brady’s, and I’m gonna claim my child.

Orpheus: Well, if that’s your plan, you’re gonna need this. It’s the original results from jan’s paternity test. It proves that shawn brady is not the father of her baby.

Evan: Thanks. Although, I wish you’d told me the truth a lot sooner.

Orpheus: Right. Because you’re so discreet.

Evan: I get that I let you down. And I’m sorry.

Orpheus: It’s fine. Just go get my grandson. He belongs with us, not with marlena’s dimwitted son-in-law.

Belle: In the beginning, I wanted to lay all the blame on you, but I realize now that I can’T. I made some mistakes as well. I pretty much did what I always do when things are rough between us, and I sought comfort and assurance from someone else, when I should have been trying to work things out with you. Every time we fought, I turned to ej, even though I knew how much it bothered you. And I guess, on some level, that’s probably why I did it.

Shawn: Look, I know that part of you ran to ej to hurt me. But is that all that it was? Like, in the end, did– in the end, did you fall in love with him?

Belle: What–no, no. Ej was there for me, but it was never love. And I want you to know i didn’t file for separation so I could be with ej. I really did feel like we needed that space. But I do admit that having those separation papers helped me rationalize that it was okay to be with him. I told myself that I wasn’t betraying our vows because we were legally separated. But I do know that it was a betrayal. And I am deeply sorry I hurt you.

Shawn: We’ve established that you and I are both sorry. So where does that leave us now?

Jada: Do you still suffer from these hallucinations?

Sarah: I have them less often now that my medicine has been adjusted.

Jada: Can you give me an example of how these hallucinations manifest themselves?

Sarah: I imagined my stepfather was kristen, and she was holding a syringe, but it was just him with a pen.

Jada: I see. Any other incidents?

Sarah: I mistook a woman named nicole walker for kristen. And I attacked her.

Jada: Attacked her how?

Sarah: I grabbed her by the arm to try to get her away from eric brady. Xander stepped in and helped me realize that I was hallucinating, made me snap out of it. Nicole was fine. She wasn’t hurt at all.

Jada: Have you hallucinated that anybody else was kristen dimera?

Sarah: Xander’s ex-wife, chanel dupree.

Jada: And did you attack her the same way you did nicole walker?

Sarah: Sort of.

Jada: Sort of, can you please elaborate on that?

Sarah: I threatened her with a knife.

Xander: Sarah and I should be celebrating our wedding night right now. This very minute, we should be enjoying champagne, and cake, and lots and lots of newlywed sex.

Rafe: Yeah, well, I really don’t need to hear about your honeymoon plans.

Xander: Once again, all our plans have gone to hell. We were kept apart for so long by kristen and then gwen. I really thought this was our chance, finally, our big moment, our happily ever after.

Rafe: Okay, listen. Believe it or not, I am not completely unsympathetic to your feelings, all right, so if you could just put your frustration aside and have a little objectivity, okay? So if it turns out that sarah was at the dimeras the night abigail was murdered…

Xander: Which she wasn’T.

Rafe: Then we need to know everything that happened, right? And if it turns out that sarah is innocent…

Xander: Which she is!

Rafe: She might be able to shed some light on the investigation.

[Phone rings] Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to take this. Hey, abe, what’s up? No, I did not see the press conference. You’ve gotta be kidding me.

Shawn: I guess there isn’t an easy answer.

Belle: No, there isn’T.

[Cell phone beeps]

Shawn: I have to check this. It might be work, okay? What the hell?

Belle: What, what’s wrong?

Shawn: Governor mitchell pardoned five people. And you are not gonna believe who they are.

Ava: So did you figure out why the governor pardoned your sister?

Jake: No, it’s pretty vague about why he was letting her go. But I did come across a related piece of news you might be interested to hear.

Ava: Yeah, what’s that?

Jake: Well, toward the end of the press conference, governor mitchell announced that he was issuing two more pardons, one for dr. Wilhelm rolf, and the other for your own pal, gwen.

Ava: You’re kidding. So the governor pardoned orpheus, kristen dimera, evan frears, gwen rizczech, and dr. Wilhelm rolf. Talk about a rogues’ gallery. And as of tonight, they are all free to do whatever the hell they please. Research shows that people remember ads with young people

Jada: You said at your mother’s house on the night in question that you were planning on visiting abigail dimera.

Sarah: Yeah, dr. Evans suggested that I go speak to my cousin because abigail had had a similar reaction to the same drug.

Jada: So what happened when you went to visit her?

Sarah: I didn’t go, it turns out. I went to statesville to see abigail’s sister gwen rizczech.

Jada: And after your visit to statesville?

Sarah: I went to the salem inn. I needed to lie down. I was just–I was feeling off because my meds hadn’t been adjusted yet.

Jada: So you’re saying that you never went to the dimera estate that night.

Sarah: That’s what I’m saying.

Jada: Well, lucas said he saw you there.

Sarah: That’s impossible. So lucas is lying, or he’s mistaken. I don’t know.

Jada: I’m just telling you what he said he saw. He said he saw you fleeing down the stairs. You had an object in your hand. You dropped it.

Sarah: I couldn’t drop something if I wasn’t there.

Jada: I’m just telling you what lucas said. Even though he didn’t know what you had in your hand, allegedly, I think it was the knife, the same one that killed abigail dimera.

Rolf: Ms. Dimera, please accept my heartfelt thanks for securing my freedom. You have no idea how hard it has been for me to coexist with all those neanderthals in there.

Kristen: You are very welcome, rolf. I know father wouldn’t have wanted me to leave you languishing behind bars. And now you can continue his work.

Rolf: Indeed. And am I correct in thinking you may require my services in the future?

Kristen: Oh, you know me too well. I will get in touch soon. But until then, lie low and stay out of trouble.

Rolf: Understood. I shall await your instructions.

Gwen: So what services of dr. Rolf will you be requiring, ms. Dimera? What exactly do you have planned?

Belle: Well, please be safe. Okay, I love you too. Okay. My mom heard about orpheus, so they’re on the alert.

Shawn: That’s good. That’s good. Did you get ahold of brady?

Belle: Yeah, he knows about kristen.

Shawn: I left word for ben and ciara. Thank god they’re halfway across the world, where evan can’t get to them.

Belle: That’s a relief. All right, so everyone we love is safe.

Shawn: Yeah, and they’re gonna stay that way.

Evan: Sorry to interrupt. Door was open.

Shawn: What the hell are you doing here? If you’re looking for my sister, then–

Evan: I’m not. I’m here to get my son.

Shawn: Your son?

Evan: The one you call shawn christian. I’m sorry to tell you–actually, no, I’m not. I’m proud to say it. He’s not your son. He’s mine. After trying lots of things to manage her

Sarah: Look, abigail was my cousin, and I loved her. She rescued me from kristen. I’m profoundly grateful to her. Why in god’s name would I ever hurt her?

Jada: You obviously wouldn’t in your normal state of mind, but, dr. Horton, you’ve admitted that you’re subject to hallucinations. Isn’t it possible that you thought abigail was kristen dimera and felt that she was a threat? I mean, you’ve admitted to brandishing a knife against ms. Dupree. You could have done the same thing to abigail, except this time, I don’t think that anybody was there to protect her, to stop you from taking your revenge.

Sarah: Am I under arrest?

Jada: No.

Sarah: Then I’d like to leave.

Kristen: Oh, you know me, I always have a plan. But I’m not ready to share the details. Let’s just say I intend to get back everything I lost. And I assume you’ll do the same?

Gwen: Well, I might be able to repair my relationship with my father, but xander and I, we’re a lost cause, especially after what I did to sarah. I don’t think he’ll ever speak to me again, let alone take me back.

Kristen: Hey, you never know. At least you have a fighting chance.

Gwen: Good to know one of us thinks so.

Kristen: Oh, honey, I know so. You are beautiful, and smart, and definitely more interesting than that ditzy sarah horton. I can’t stand that moron xander. I never could. But for some reason, you love him. And we both have been given a second chance at freedom, and I think you and I need to go after what we want and not let anyone stand in our way.

Xander: What’s taking so long? Oh, you okay–what happened?

Sarah: Will you please take me home?

Xander: Of course.

Evan: Is that him? Shawn christian?

Shawn: You take another step towards my son, and I will kill you.

Evan: Look, I didn’t come here to fight with you.

Shawn: Okay, well do yourself a favor, turn around, and get the hell out of my house now.

Evan: I understand why you might not believe me.

Belle: Yeah, maybe because you’re a psychotic murderer.

Evan: But I swear I’m telling the truth. I’m the father of that baby, of jan spears’ baby.

Shawn: How do you even know jan?

Evan: She and I hooked up when she first came to statesville. We met in the infirmary. It got pretty hot pretty fast. I didn’t know at the time, but she wanted me to get her pregnant so she could pass the baby off as yours. I guess it worked out fine.

Shawn: Look, I have a paternity test that proves that I am that baby’s father.

Evan: Yeah, a test that my father helped jan alter.

Shawn: Orpheus? Why would he do that?

Evan: He had his reasons.

Belle: This doesn’t make any sense.

Evan: Look, I have the real results of the paternity test right here. It says that you’re not the father, as you can see.

Shawn: How do we know that that isn’t the fake, huh?

Belle: Yeah, even if these results are real, they don’t prove that you’re the father.

Evan: She named the baby after me. Christian is my birth name.

Belle: She also named the baby after shawn.

Shawn: She named my son after me.

Evan: Look, I’ll take a paternity test if you want to. In fact, bring it on. See, the sooner that we get this all sorted out, the sooner I can be with my son.

Jake: All right, so you remember the dimera board meeting a little while ago. Kristen attended virtually.

Ava: Mm-hmm, yeah, ’cause she was on the run, as usual.

Jake: Right, well, she voted against my brothers, which kept gabi in charge of the company, and in turn kind of saved my job too.

Ava: So in other words, she did you a major favor.

Jake: Right, and she called me afterwards and basically said that in exchange for that major favor, that maybe the two of us could collaborate, that we would do great things together.

Ava: Yeah, like what exactly?

Jake: I don’t really know. To be honest with you, I kind of forgot about it after she got arrested, but now that she’s free, changes everything.

[Knock at door]

Kristen: Hey, jake, open up. It’s your sister. It’s kristen.

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Sarah: I can’t believe our wedding was ruined again.

Xander: I’m so sorry, sarah. But it’s all gonna work out.

Sarah: Xander.

Xander: I promise you.

Sarah: How can you say it’s gonna work out? I’m a murder suspect.

Xander: Let’s just–let’s not talk about that right now.

Sarah: How can we not talk talk about it? This could change our whole life. I’m sitting here, and I’m worried about me when my cousin abigail was just… how could this happen? How could someone take her life?

Xander: It’s gonna be all right, okay? It’s gonna be okay.

Sarah: How could this day get any worse?

Gwen: Hello, xander, sarah.

Xander: Gwen? What the hell?

Gwen: Guess you haven’t heard. Yeah, the governor set me free. Full pardon. So I’m free as a bird. Isn’t that just the best news ever? Right, well, see you around.

Rolf: It’s good to see you again, stefano. As I’m sure you’re aware, my experiments were on hold for quite some time. But, thanks to kristen, I can finally get back to my important work. I hope I continue to make you proud.

[Dramatic music]

Jake: Ah, hello, kristen.

Kristen: Evening, jake. Hey, ava. Well, since your jaws aren’t hanging on the floor in shock, I presume you heard my wonderful news.

Ava: Yeah, we were just talking about your release. Congratulations. You must be so relieved.

Kristen: You have no idea.

Jake: So, kristen, I was actually just telling ava that you could be knocking at my door any minute ’cause i sort of owe you a favor.

Kristen: Oh, there’s no “sort of” about it. Matter of fact, since I saved your job, in my calculations, you owe my multiple favors.

Jake: How many is multiple?

Kristen: Well, as my lawyer would say, it depends. In any case, I’m here to call on my first one.

Ava: Which is…

Kristen: Which is, I need a place to stay. Yeah, and though it does fall a bit short of my personal standards, I think this little pied–terre of yours will do me just fine. Thank you.

[Sighs]

Evan: Should we all head over to the hospital now, get the ball rolling on the paternity test?

Shawn: Look, my son is not going anywhere.

Evan: Look, I understand you’re upset. Jan lied to us both. But I am telling the truth, and deep down you know that.

Shawn: What I know is that you need to get the hell out of my sight before I rip you to shreds.

Evan: I’ll go, for now. But I’m coming back with that court order for that paternity test.

Belle: Which we will fight.

Evan: Goodnight, shawn christian. Daddy will be back soon.

Jada: You really don’t need to buy me a beer.

Rafe: What–no, you had a great first day. You earned it. Plus, it’ll give me the chance to get you up to speed on the five felons that the governor pardoned today.

Jada: I read about that announcement.

Rafe: Yeah.

Jada: Why would the governor set so many dangerous criminals free?

Rafe: I–well, what do you know? Here comes one of them now.

Orpheus: Evening, commissioner.

Rafe: Yeah. Listen, I don’t know how you managed to pull this off, but you should know that I’ve got my eye on you. So if you came here looking to cause trouble–

Orpheus: Oh, no, no. Wouldn’t dream of it, no. No, from here on in, I’m gonna be a model citizen.

Rafe: Yeah.

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Update written by Joseph

Shawn takes care of baby Shawn at home as Belle walks in. They talk about when Claire was that age. Belle says she’s really glad that he got to bring the baby home. Shawn thanks her for coming over. Belle asks what he wanted to talk about. Shawn responds that he wanted to apologize.

Evan informs Orpheus that the Governor’s press conference just ended, so it’s official that they have been granted pardons. Orpheus says that’s no thanks to him. Evan knows he shouldn’t have told Kristen DiMera their plan, but says it’s all working out in the end as all three of them are getting out. Orpheus warns that the Governor was not pleased by Kristen’s special requests and she nearly tanked the entire deal.

Kristen returns to Gwen’s cell with her hand wrapped as she tells Gwen about punching the wall. Gwen guesses she was having a bad day. Kristen responds that she was, but things are starting to look up.

Xander is at the police station, on the phone with Maggie. Xander encourages that everything will be straightened out and promises that Sarah will be fine. Xander hangs up when he sees Rafe and tells him that he needs to let Sarah out immediately because this is all terribly unfair. Rafe tells him to calm down as they just need to ask her a few questions. Xander questions it not being able to wait until after their wedding because Jada crashed their ceremony and treated Sarah like a common criminal. Xander argues against the idea of Sarah murdering Abigail. Rafe says right now, she’s just a person of interest. Xander complains that Sarah shouldn’t be talking to the cops without a lawyer. Rafe explains that Sarah insisted on not needing one and that decision was hers to make. Xander hopes she doesn’t end up regretting that decision.

Jada talks with Sarah in the interrogation room, noting that an eye witness placed her at the scene of the DiMera Estate when Abigail was killed. Sarah asks if she can tell her who the witness was. Jada reveals that it was Lucas. Jada brings up Sarah mentioning being on medication and asks what for. Sarah explains that it’s to help control after effects of a drug she was given. Jada asks what these after effects are. Sarah admits they are hallucinations.

Jake comes home as Ava is finishing a call with Tripp. Ava kisses Jake and asks about work. Jake mocks watching Gabi and Li Shin’s love fest. Ava asks if things are getting serious with them. Jake says it looks like it and asks about Ava’s day. Ava informs Jake that she was just watching a pretty interesting press conference and guesses he hasn’t heard that the Governor issued several pardons just now, including one for Jake’s sister Kristen.

Kristen tells Gwen that she was pretty much resigned to finishing out her sentence here with the occasional upset when an amazing opportunity for a full pardon just fell in to her lap. Gwen congratulates her and guesses this is goodbye then. Kristen says actually it isn’t because Gwen is coming with her which she questions. Kristen tells her that she wouldn’t leave her behind and declares that she got Gwen a full pardon too.

Shawn informs Belle that he spoke to Chloe earlier and she really helped him understand how unfair he’s been to Belle since the moment baby Shawn was conceived. Shawn tells Belle that he was wrong to let her believe that he and Jan never had sex and he should’ve told her the moment it happened so that she wouldn’t have been blindsided months later by her pregnancy. Shawn is sorry for the decisions he made that affected both of them like letting Jan move in and telling Belle to keep her distance. Shawn says he was just trying to protect his unborn son but he should’ve involved her in every decision and made it clear that they were a team. Belle admits that she didn’t really make that easy for him because the idea of Jan having his baby drove her crazy, so she shut down. Shawn feels he should’ve worked harder to find a different solution, like having Jan live somewhere else but he put Belle in an impossible position and he’s so sorry for that.

Evan tells Orpheus that Governor Mitchell didn’t mention Kristen’s two other demands at the beginning so he was worried, but he managed to sneak them in at the end. Orpheus guesses he was embarrassed by what Kristen made him do and he doesn’t blame him. Dr. Rolf then excitedly enters the room and hugs Orpheus, thanking him for getting him a pardon from the Governor. Dr. Rolf mentions helping Orpheus escape one time and jokes that he was starting to think he didn’t like him. Orpheus says he doesn’t. Evan then clarifies that Rolf’s release was Kristen’s idea, not his dad’s. Dr. Rolf responds that he should’ve known the DiMeras would once again come to his rescue. Evan questions why Dr. Rolf is so loyal to the DiMeras. He responds that Stefano was the first person to acknowledge and encourage his scientific genius and apparently Kristen shares his wisdom and values his talents as well.

Gwen questions Kristen having Evan tell Orpheus that he needs to secure a pardon for herself, Dr. Rolf, and her. Kristen explains that she is loyal to Dr. Rolf and he may come in handy as well. Gwen gets that but asks why she would ask to pardon her. Kristen responds that she’s a good and loyal friend. Gwen didn’t realize they were friends. Kristen says of course they are and she hasn’t forgotten how Gwen helped her escape police custody. Gwen blames her blackmailing her. Kristen says they didn’t start on a level playing field, but Gwen and Ava came through for her, so she felt she owed her one. Gwen calls this incredible. Kristen jokes about everybody getting a pardon. Gwen says not everybody.

Jake asks Ava about Kristen being free now which she confirms along with Evan and Orpheus. Jake asks if the Governor said why he issued these pardons. Ava doesn’t know since Tripp called in the middle of the conference, so she didn’t get all the details. Jake asks if Ava would have anything to do with it. Ava questions why he would even ask that. Jake imagines that Ava still has some influence over her mob ties and she was friends with Kristen since she helped Kristen escape police custody twice. Ava tells him that she had nothing to do with the Governor’s pardon but jokes that she kind of likes that he thinks she has that kind of power to pull off something like that. Jake thinks there’s no limit to what she could pull off with her charm and brains. Jake calls her a woman of many talents as they kiss.

Xander asks Rafe who the supposed eye witness is but Rafe says he’s not at liberty to say. Xander asks if it was Lucas because he heard some cops talking about a hypnosis session he had with Marlena which sounds totally bogus to him. Rafe repeats that he’s not revealing the identity of the witness. Xander says of course it was Lucas and argues that he’s just trying to point the finger at somebody else. Rafe asks why Lucas would implicate Sarah of all people. Xander suggests it was the first name to pop in to his head. Xander argues that Sarah is a doctor, who took an oath to do no harm, and is the kindest person on earth so she’d never murder anyone, especially her own cousin.

Jada asks Sarah more about the drug that causes the hallucinations. Sarah says it doesn’t have a name as it’s experimental and she didn’t take it willingly as Kristen DiMera injected her with it. Jada asks why she did that. Sarah responds that Kristen was keeping her hostage in the DiMera Tunnels and she found the syringe on the floor, so she planned to use it on Kristen to try to escape but Kristen overpowered her and used it on her instead. Jada asks how the drug filled syringe just happened to be on the floor. Sarah explains that she didn’t know then but later learned that Abigail left it behind. Jada points out that in a way, that means Abigail was responsible for her hallucinations so she must have been angry with her. Sarah says of course not and declares that this is all Kristen’s fault, so she is the one she is angry at. Sarah calls Kristen a vile human being and a sadistic bitch, adding that she hates her for what she did to her.

Kristen asks Gwen who else she was supposed to get a pardon for. Gwen brings up Lani. Kristen says she would if she could have but the Governor doesn’t have jurisdiction now that Lani is serving her sentence out of state. Gwen says that’s too bad for her. Gwen exctiedly declares that they are really going home tonight and hugs Kristen.

Dr. Rolf calls this a delightful turn of events to be getting out tonight as he goes to get ready. Orpheus calls him a freak show. Evan says Dr. Rolf is just excited to have his life back. Evan declares that as soon as he’s out, he’s going straight to Shawn’s to claim his child. Orpheus gives Evan the original results from Jan’s paternity test that proves Shawn is not the father of her baby. Evan thanks him, but wishes he told him the truth a lot sooner. Evan gets that he let him down and he’s sorry. Orpheus says he’s fine and tells him to just go get his grandson, because he belongs with them and not Marlena’s dim-witted son in law.

Belle tells Shawn that in the beginning, she wanted to lay all the blame on him but she realizes now that she can’t because she made some mistakes as well. Belle says she pretty much did what she always does when things are rough between them and sought comfort and assurance from someone else, when she should’ve been trying to work things out with him. Belle admits that every time they fought, she turned to EJ even though she knows how much it bothered him. Belle guesses on some level, that’s probably why she did it. Shawn knows part of her ran to EJ to hurt him, but asks if that’s all it was. Shawn questions if in the end, did she fall in love with EJ. Belle assures that she did not and that EJ was there for her, but it was never love. Belle adds that she didn’t file for separation to be with EJ but because she really felt they needed that space. Belle admits that having the separation papers helped her rationalize that it was okay for her to be with EJ because she told herself that she wasn’t betraying their vows since they were legally separated. Belle cries that she knows that it was a betrayal and she is deeply sorry that she hurt him. Shawn says they have established that they are both sorry, so he asks where that leaves them now.

Jada asks if Sarah is still suffering from hallucinations. Sarah says not as much since her medication was adjusted. Jada asks for an example of how the hallucinations manifest themselves. Sarah explains that she imagined her stepfather was Kristen with a syringe but it was just him with a pen. Jada asks if there were any other incidents. Sarah admits she mistook Nicole for Kristen and attacked her by grabbing her arm but Xander stepped in and helped her snap out of her hallucination. Jada asks if she had any other hallucination. Sarah then admits there was Chanel. Jada asks if she attacked her the same way she did Nicole. Sarah says sort of, so Jada asks her to elaborate on that. Sarah then reveals that she threatened Chanel with a knife.

Xander complains that he and Sarah should be celebrating their wedding night right now, but once again all of their plans have gone to Hell. Xander says they were kept apart for so long by Kristen and Gwen, so he really thought this was their chance finally to be happily ever after. Xander kicks a chair in frustration. Rafe tells Xander that he’s not completely unsympathetic to his feelings and asks him to put his frustration aside and be objective. Rafe adds that if it turns out that Sarah was at the DiMera Mansion on the night that Abigail was murdered, then they need to know everything that happened and if it turns out Sarah is innocent then she might be able to shed some light on the investigation. Rafe then gets a call from Abe. Rafe says he did not see the press conference and can’t believe what he is told.

Shawn tells Belle that there’s not an easy answer which she agrees with. Shawn then gets a text that shocks him that Governor Mitchell pardoned five people and tells Belle that she won’t believe who they are.

Jake looks through his phone as Ava asks if he found out why the Governor pardoned Kristen. Jake says he was pretty vague about why, but he did come across a related piece of news that she might be interested to hear. Jake informs her that towards the end of the press conference, Governor Mitchell announced two more pardons, one for Dr. Rolf and the other for Gwen which shocks Ava. Ava calls them a real rogues gallery and says as of tonight, the five of them are all free to do whatever the hell they want.

Orpheus, Evan, Kristen, Gwen, and Dr. Rolf all walk out of the prison together.

Jada brings up that Sarah said she was planning on visiting Abigail. Sarah confirms that Marlena suggested it because of Abigail having a similar reaction to the same drug. Jada asks what happened when she visited her. Sarah responds that she didn’t go and instead went to prison to see Abigail’s sister, Gwen and then she went to the Salem Inn to lay down because she was feeling off since her meds weren’t adjusted yet. Jada questions Sarah saying she never went to the DiMera Mansion that night which Sarah confirms. Jada reminds her that Lucas said he saw her there. Sarah calls that impossible so either Lucas is lying or mistaken. Jada adds that Lucas said he saw Sarah fleeing down the stairs with an object in her hand that she dropped. Sarah says she couldn’t have dropped anything if she wasn’t there. Jada thinks what she had her in hand was the knife that killed Abigail DiMera.

Dr. Rolf thanks Kristen for securing his freedom and complains about prison. Kristen says she knows Stefano wouldn’t want him to languish behind bars and now he can continue his work. Dr. Rolf asks if Kristen will require his services in the future. Kristen says she’ll get in touch soon and tells him to lie low and stay out of trouble until then. Dr. Rolf says he will await her instructions and walks away. Gwen questions what services of his Kristen will be requiring and what exactly she has planned.

Belle finishes a call with Marlena and tells Shawn that they are on alert about Orpheus and that Brady knows about Kristen. Shawn says he left word for Ben and Ciara but thankfully they are halfway around the world where Evan can’t get to them. Belle states that everyone they love is safe then. Shawn assures they will stay that way. Evan walks in and says he’s sorry to interrupt but the door was open. Shawn questions what the hell he’s doing here and says his sister isn’t here. Evan reveals that he’s here to get his son which Shawn questions. Evan declares that he’s not sorry to tell him as he’s proud to say, Shawn Christian is not Shawn’s son, but his.

Sarah tells Jada that Abigail was her cousin and she loved her. Sarah adds that Abigail rescued her from Kristen, so she’s grateful to her and asks why in God’s name would she ever hurt her. Jada says she obviously wouldn’t in her right state of mind, but she’s subject to hallucinations so it’s possible that she thought Abigail was Kristen and felt she was a threat. Jada brings up that Sarah admitted to brandishing a knife with Chanel and could’ve done the same thing to Abigail but this time no one was there to stop her from taking her revenge. Sarah asks if she’s under arrest. Jada says no, so Sarah says she’d like to leave then.

Kristen tells Gwen that she always has a plan, but she’s not ready to share the details. Kristen declares that she intends to get back everything she lost and assumes Gwen will do the same. Gwen says she might be able to repair her relationship with Jack, but her and Xander are a lost cause after what she did to Sarah. Gwen doesn’t think Xander will ever speak to her again, let alone take her back. Kristen says at least she has a fighting chance. Kristen calls Gwen beautiful, smart, and more interesting than Sarah. Kristen adds that she could never stand Xander but for some reason, Gwen loves him. Kristen declares that they have both been given a second chance at freedom, so she thinks they need to go after what they want and not let anyone stand in their way.

Xander paces at the police station, wondering what’s taking so long. Sarah comes out of the interrogation room, so Xander asks what happened. Sarah asks him to just take her home so they exit the station together.

Shawn threatens to kill Evan if he takes another step towards his son. Evan says he didn’t come to fight with him. Shawn tells Evan to get the hell out of his house. Evan understands why he might not believe him. Belle calls Evan a psychotic murderer. Evan swears that he’s telling the truth that he’s the father of Jan’s baby. Shawn asks how he even knows Jan. Evan explains that the hooked up in prison after meeting in the infirmary. Evan says he didn’t know at the time, but she wanted him to get her pregnant so she could pass the baby off at Shawn’s and it worked. Shawn argues that he has a paternity test that proves he is the baby’s father. Evan reveals that was a test that Orpheus helped Jan alter. Shawn questions why Orpheus would do that. Evan says he had his reasons. Belle argues that this doesn’t make any sense. Evan presents the real paternity test results that says Shawn is not the father. Shawn asks how they know that’s not fake. Belle argues the results don’t prove that Evan is the real father. Evan explains that Jan named the baby after him since Christian is his birth name. Belle argues that she also named him after Shawn. Shawn insists that it’s his son. Evan tells him they can take another paternity test and the sooner they get this figured out, the sooner he can be with his son.

Jake reminds Ava about the DiMera board meeting awhile ago where Kristen attended virtually and voted against his brothers which kept Gabi in charge of the company and kind of saved his job too. Ava says that she did him a major favor. Jake reveals that Kristen called him after and basically suggested they collaborate and do great things together in return for that favor. Ava questions like what. Jake admits he doesn’t know and forgot about it after she got arrested, but now that she’s free, it changes everything. Kristen then knocks on the door, calling for Jake to open up.

Xander and Sarah walk through the town square. Sarah can’t believe their wedding was ruined again. Xander promises it’s all going to work out. Sarah asks how he can say that when she’s a murder suspect. Xander suggests not talking about that right now but Sarah says this could change their whole life. Sarah asks how this could happen and how someone could take Abigail’s life. Xander hugs her and insists it’s going to be alright. Sarah questions how this day could get any worse. Gwen then approaches them and greets them. Xander is shocked and asks what the hell. Gwen guesses he hasn’t heard that the Governor set her free with a full pardon, so she’s free as a bird and calls it the best news ever. Gwen says she’ll see them around and walks off.

Dr. Rolf returns to the DiMera Mansion and toasts to the portrait of Stefano, saying it’s good to see him again. Rolf says his experiments have been on hold for quite some time, but thanks to Kristen, he can finally get back to his important work. He hopes he continues to make Stefano proud. Dr. Rolf then pushes the button and enters the DiMera Tunnels.

Jake answers the door to see Kristen. Kristen presumes they heard her wonderful news. Ava confirms they were just talking about her release and congratulates her. Jake says he was just telling Ava that Kristen could be knocking on his door any minute because he sort of owes her a favor. Kristen says she saved his job, so he owes her multiple favors. Kristen declares that she’s here to call on her first favor as she needs a place to stay. Kristen says this falls short of her personal standards but it will do her just fine, making Jake and Ava uncomfortable.

Evan asks if they should all go to the hospital to get the ball rolling on a paternity test. Shawn argues that his son is not going anywhere. Evan understands Shawn is upset since Jan lied to them both but he’s telling the truth. Shawn warns Evan to get the hell out of his sight before he rips him to shreds. Evan agrees to go for now, but warns that he’s coming back with a court order for a paternity test. Belle says they will fight that. Evan tells baby Shawn Christian that daddy will be back soon as he walks out.

Rafe brings Jada to the Brady Pub. She tells him that he doesn’t need to buy her a beer but Rafe says she had a great first day, so she earned it, plus it will give him the chance to get her up to speed on the five felons that the Governor pardoned today. Jada says she read about that and questions why the Governor would set so many dangerous criminals free. Orpheus walks up and Rafe says here comes one of them now. Rafe doesn’t know how Orpheus managed to pull this off, but warns that he has his eye on him if he came to cause trouble. Orpheus remarks that he wouldn’t dream of it as from here on, he’s going to be a model citizen. Orpheus then walks away.

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[Edgy music]

Chanel: Horton, wait. I am so sorry you had to see that.

Johnny: I’m not.

Paulina: Oh, ha ha ha! Hi! Abe. Ha ha. Abe the babe. How was your day?

Abe: Well, it’s a lot better now.

[Both laughing] Oh, I see you, uh, put out big mama’s good china, huh? So what’s the occasion? Chanel planning on some celebration?

Paulina: Mm. Chanel isn’t joining us for dinner. We’re having a surprise guest.

Abe: Oh!

Chloe: Hey. I hope this is okay.

Shawn: Yeah. Come on in.

Chloe: I come bearing gifts. Or rather one gift for the baby.

[Both chuckling] Oh, can I hold him?

Shawn: Yeah. Here you go.

[Baby fussing]

[Shawn chuckling]

Chloe: Hi buddy. You are precious, aren’t you?

Shawn: Let’s open this up. What is this? What–[Laughs]

Chloe: Um, it’s a velcro pacifier holder. It’s the newest in baby tech. Trust me we didn’t have that when parker was little. I’m very envious right now.

Shawn: Aww. Well, thank you, chloe.

Chloe: You’re welcome. Listen, shawn. I know what it’s like to be a single parent, and I know it’S…it’s not easy. But just know that you’re not alone. You have me and you have belle.

Shawn: Well, I, uh, I guess you didn’t get the memo. Uh, belle doesn’t want anything to do with little shawn, and, uh, now that she’s sleeping with ej, she doesn’t want anything to do with me either.

Belle: Hey.

Brady: Hey, you. Dad or marlena are not here. I don’t know if you wanted to see them, but–

Belle: No, I came to see my big brother.

Brady: You did? That is a pleasant surprise.

[Phone rings] I like that. And this is not a pleasant surprise. This is statesville.

[Ringing] Okay.

[Beep] Yeah. I’ll accept. Kristen?

Kristen: [Huffs] Who else would I be?

Brady: What do you want?

Kristen: Well, you…you said once I got settled in here, you’d think about bringing rachel to see me, and I’m officially settled in. I miss our daughter so much, brady. I really need to see her.

Evan: [Sighs]

Orpheus: Stop pacing. You’re making me dizzy.

Evan: You’re dizzy? My head won’t stop spinning. I already lost one son, dad. Jan trying to make off with my other one? You can’t blame me for being upset. Thank god they stopped her. Now that she’s outta the picture–dead or on the run or whatever she is– I’m supposed to just sit by and watch shawn brady raise my kid? I can’t let that happen. I have to get outta here.

Orpheus: And I told you, you will.

Evan: But when? You said it could take weeks, months!

Orpheus: Or…[Exhales] It could be today.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Abe: So who is this special guest supposed to be?

Paulina: Nope. Mm-mm. No spoilers, as kids say. You’ll just have to wait and see.

Abe: Ah. Ah. [Sniffs] I smell bacon?

Paulina: You and that keen nose of yours. Bacon-wrapped pork-loin.

Abe: Ooh. Well, this must be some kind of special guest, isn’t it?

Paulina: Mm. Buckle up honey.

[Both laughing]

[Knock on door]

Abe: I got it.

Paulina: Ah, here we go.

Abe: I got it. Governor mitchell?

Paulina: Ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, thank you. Thank you so much for joining us this evening.

Mitchell: Well, when paulina price calls, I answer. Is that bacon I smell?

Paulina: Ha ha ha ha ha! I know it’s your favorite.

Abe: So you two… know each other?

Paulina: Oh, well, we’ve crossed paths a time or two. Now, abraham, don’t get your nose out of joint. Governor mitchell and I were old friends, but I asked him here for you.

Abe: For me?

Paulina: Mm-hmm. As you know, ed here–excuse me, governor mitchell will be leaving office at the end of his term. And his endorsement would go a long way in deciding the next election. And, well, I was hoping that you’d endorse abraham.

Mitchell: Mayor carver, I hadn’t realized you were interested in running for governor.

Abe: Neither did I.

Channel: Johnny was just–

Johnny: Proposing… to the woman that I love.

Allie: What?

Jonny: Look, I told chanel that I don’t wanna hide how I feel anymore, that I love her and I wanna marry her–

[Thump] Ohh! [Coughs]

Chloe: Belle isn’t sleeping with ej anymore.

Shawn: Well, only because sami found out, and then she paul revered it all the way to my doorstep because she couldn’t wait to tell me the news.

Chloe: She wanted to tell you herself. I know that.

Shawn: You know, what, chloe, it doesn’t matter–it doesn’t matter how I found out. What matters is my wife… my wife belle cheated on me again. And, uh, this time I think it’s over.

Brady: I can’t bring rachel to see you right now.

Kristen: What? Well, why not?

Brady: Oh, for one thing, she’s in california.

Kristen: She’s where?

Brady: We went to visit tate and theresa in california. And she was having such a good time hanging with her brother, going to the beach… she begged me to stay a little longer. So I discussed it with theresa and–

Kristen: You left my kid in california in the care of that maniac? You didn’t even think to talk to me first?

Brady: Theresa’s a good mom.

Kristen: And, what, I’m not? Is that what you’re saying?

Brady: Look, kristen–

Kristen: So she’s braiding rachel’s hair, reading her bedtime stories, building sandcastles at the beach while I’m stuck–

Brady: It is not theresa’s fault that you’re in statesville, okay? And it’s not mine, and it’s definitely not your daughter’S.

Kristen: I am her mother, brady. Me. Not her. You can’t keep my daughter away from me.

Brady: Kristen you know what? I’m not gonna do this. I’m not gonna do this. I will talk to you later.

[Beep]

Belle: So…how’s kristen?

Kristen: Ugh!

[Loud thud]

Evan: What the–

[Thud]

Orpheus: The cell block C. Those ladies are always fighting over the remote. Look, son… you need to relax. Things are falling into place for us. See, before jan went, uh, swimming with the fishes, she provided us with a very valuable service. She came through with a password to the salem pd mainframe. My guys have been digging and digging… and they finally hit pay dirt.

Evan: Really?

Orpheus: Yeah. We’re gonna be outta here soon. You keep that under your hat, boy. Just go do your shift in the infirmary and play it cool, right? Don’t do anything that could jeopardize your release. You got it? Smooth sailing, son.

Evan: That’s great news. You got it, dad. Smooth sailing.

Kristen: [Moans] Uhh! Where’s the damn doctor?

Evan: I can get you some ice for your hand while you wait.

Kristen: Oh, right, right, ’cause, that’s what passes for medical attention here? Ice?

Evan: Only the best for america’s incarcerated. It’s what I can do for you for now. The average wait time here is two to three weeks. So suit yourself.

Kristen: Great.

Evan: Who’d you clock?

Kristen: The wall was looking at me funny. You know, what is it to you?

Evan: All right. If you don’t wanna talk about it… we just heard the commotion and thought you girls were fighting over the remote again.

Kristen: Oh my god. Gimme a break. Us girls? Eavesdrop much, sonny boy?

Evan: Forget I mentioned it.

Kristen: Hey, I was upset. I, uh, I miss my little girl and I…just don’t know when I’m ever gonna see her again.

Evan: Sorry to hear that. I know exactly how you feel.

Chloe: Shawn, I know that you are hurt and you’re angry and you have every right to be.

Shawn: Listen, please. I don’t want to hear that it wasn’t technically cheating just because we were separated. It doesn’t make a difference to me, all right, I didn’t even want to be separated in the first place.

Chloe: I know that. But you have to try to understand belle’s side of this.

Shawn: I was the one who was assaulted–me. And then she’s acting like I cheated on her. I mean, come on.

Chloe: Belle understands that what happened between you and jan was not in your control. But what was in your control was letting her know that you’d had sex with jan, and you could have controlled your reaction to finding out that jan was having your baby. But what did you do? You helped her get outta prison. You moved her in here. Belle saw that.

Shawn: Yeah, but belle had already moved out.

Chloe: Well, of course she did, temporarily, to wrap her mind around all this madness. And then jan starts having labor pains and asks you to keep belle away from her, and you did that.

Shawn: Yeah, because jan is carrying my baby. I mean, what am I supposed to do? I was looking out for his health.

Chloe: What about looking out for your marriage?

Belle: I’m sorry, brady. It’s so hard when a child’s involved.

Brady: The only thing that matters right now is what’s best for rachel. She’s getting older. Think she’s developing these little anxieties. Everything petrifies her. Even g-rated movies. She made me stop “snow white” the other day.

Belle: Well, that evil queen is pretty scary.

Brady: I just don’t think statesville prison is the right place for a kid, especially rachel right now. She can’t handle it.

Belle: Yeah. I don’t know, brady. You’ll figure it out, you know? It’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon.

Brady: Well, I’m exhausted, belle.

Belle: But you only have your whole life left to run it, so there’s that.

Brady: So comforting. How are you doing?

Belle: Ah…

Brady: I mean, what do we have to talk about?

Belle: Wow. Well, how am i doing? Um… my husband has a son with a low-life criminal, and we’re separated. And ej and I are through. And I’m staying with your girlfriend, which I’m sure now that you’re back in town, you greatly appreciate. But other than that, can’t complain.

Brady: I assume it didn’t go too well when you told shawn about you and ej, right?

Belle: Ah, yes. That’s the other thing. I didn’t tell shawn. Sami did. She beat me to it and…wow. She took great pleasure in spilling the beans. As if things between us weren’t bad enough already.

Brady: So what’s the deal then? I mean, with jan outta the way, I guess the question is, do you want to try to work out things with shawn or not?

Johnny: [Coughing] What is your problem?

Allie: Chanel asks us to back off, so you sneak behind my back and give her an engagement ring?

Johnny: Oh, did you not just come here to see chanel?

Allie: Not with an engagement ring, you weirdo. No. I came to see my best friend, my best friend because I just got some really upsetting news.

Chanel: What happened, allie?

Allie: I just found out that my grandma kate knew what my dad did, that he kidnapped our mom.

Johnny: What?

Allie: Yeah. I mean, she didn’t find out until after mom was rescued, but still…

Johnny: Oh my god. So she covered for lucas, and then he turns around and kills aunt abigail?

Allie: No, he didn’t do that, okay, or at least–I don’t know. I don’t think he did that. Grandma marlena hypnotized him, and he uncovered a memory that might clear him.

Chanel: Okay. That’s great.

Johnny: Yeah, he still kidnapped our mom. Okay? He admitted it to us all. And then he had the nerve to plead not guilty. Or did he come up with a memory to get him outta that too?

Allie: Are you trying to ruin every part of my life? Do you want my dad to go to prison? Is that what you want?

Chanel: Just stop. Stop. Both of you.

Mitchell: You didn’t have paulina reach out to me about an endorsement?

Abe: No.

Paulina: Abraham’s such a humble man. I knew he’d need a little push. You’ve seen what he’s done here in salem. Now just imagine what he could do for the whole state.

Mitchell: You’ve got yourself quite the representative here.

Abe: Mm.

[Phone rings]

Mitchell: Oh. Excuse me.

[Beep] Yeah. Yes, hello?

Orpheus: Governor mitchell?

[Ominous chords] This is milo harp.

Mitchell: Who?

Orpheus: You might know me by the name orpheus.

Mitchell: I don’t know how you got this number, but I’m hanging up.

Orpheus: I got your number from your personnel file.

Mitchell: You what?

Orpheus: You might want to hear what I have to say, governor.

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Chanel: I said I needed time and both of you agreed, but instead of being patient and honoring that, you two are acting like contestants on “the bachelorette”– bickering and squabbling. I heard you were even going at it at your mom’s wedding.

Johnny: Chanel, you just told me you love me.

Allie: What?

Chanel: It’s not news, johnny. I love you. And I love allie too. I just, I–

Allie: Need time? Well, how much chanel? Okay? ‘Cause, it’s been weeks, and we’re trying to be patient. At least I am, but come on. I mean, we can’t go on like this.

Johnny: I agree with my sister for once. You need to make a choice chanel. Now.

Shawn: Belle doesn’t want to raise jan’s kid. She doesn’t–she doesn’t see him as an innocent baby. She can’t separate him from– from, you know, from everything. And to be honest, chloe, I didn’t think that I could either. And…then I saw him and, uh, looked into his eyes and he’s my boy. And, you know, steve and kayla keep offering to babysit, but… I don’t wanna be separated from him. You know, especially since I almost lost him.

Chloe: Yeah. I get that. And he really is beautiful. But I guarantee you, the moment that bella holds him in her arms, her heart is just– it’s gonna melt.

Shawn: Yeah, well, it’s gonna be kind of difficult considering she can’t be in the same room as him.

Chloe: Well, she’S…she’s upset, shawn. And I know that you’re upset too. But as someone who had a front-row seat to you two falling in love all those years ago, I’ve just…I’ve always believed that you and belle… you’re meant to be together.

Belle: Do I wanna work things out with shawn?

[Huffs] Of course, I do. He’s the love of my life. And I know now that sleeping with ej was a huge mistake.

Brady: Ohh… I am so proud of you for figuring that out all on your own.

Belle: Brady, our problems started way before ej was in the picture, okay? I know that it’s not that baby’s fault, but… listen, I wish I could be the better person and just suck it up and forget that that little boy belongs to jan and shawn, but honestly… I don’t think I can do that.

Kristen: Oh, you’re evan frears, right? You have a son commissioner hernandez was raising for a while.

Evan: Unfortunately, my sister took him halfway around the world. I don’t know when I’ll see him again, but…I have another newborn son too, and I’m gonna be with him very soon.

Kristen: Ohh… wh-hold on. I thought the policy here was no visitors under two.

Evan: Well, I didn’t say that.

Kristen: Hey… are you saying that, uh, you’re getting outta here?

Evan: Yeah. I’m, uh… up for parole in a couple of weeks.

Kristen: Ha. No, you’re not. You have a rap sheet almost as long as mine, and you just got back here, after a prison break no less. I’m well aware of those consequences.

Evan: How do you know so much about me?

Kristen: Well, apparently you don’t know who you’re talking to. You see, I’m kristin dimera. I know all. And what I don’t know, I make it a point to finding out. So, mr. Evan frears, tell me. How are you getting outta here to see your son?

Orpheus: Are you still there?

Mitchell: How did you get access to confidential records?

Orpheus: Tip of the iceberg, governor. You might have thought you buried the, uh, the anderson file deep, but I’m afraid it looks like you’re sunk.

Mitchell: You son of a–

Orpheus: Easy there, ed. You might want to consider who you’re talking to. I know everything you did.

Mitchell: What do you want?

Orpheus: There ya go. That is exactly what I wanted to hear. If you’re washing with the bargain brand,

Brady: Look, you are a very good person, and yes, yes, shawn christian is jan’s baby, but it…is also shawn’s baby. And shawn has found a way to step up and be a parent. So you probably can too… especially now that jan is outta the picture. You know, that little boy is gonna need a mother.

Belle: We don’t even know that jan is gone. She’s been gone before.

Brady: Not “at the bottom of a river” gone.

Belle: Okay. Listen, even if I were going to try, I slept with ej. Shawn won’t even talk to me.

Brady: He loves you. We both know that, but he’s stubborn.

Belle: Ha. Most stubborn guy I know.

Brady: But you are the one that can get through to him. So talk to him. Look, belle, you’re not gonna get anywhere unless the two of you let each other know how you feel.

Shawn: If belle has something to say to me, she can say to herself.

Chloe: Okay, shawn. I know that you are mad, and I’m not making any excuses for her, but belle knows that what happened with ej was a mistake.

Shawn: A mistake? I could think of several other words for it.

Chloe: I’m pretty sure she would have some choice words for you as well. It’s not like nothing happened between you and jan the last couple of months.

Shawn: Well, I didn’t sleep with her.

Chloe: Okay. Maybe not that.

Shawn: Come on, chloe. We’ve been through this.

Chloe: I saw you kissing her.

Shawn: No, I did–no, I did not kiss her–she kissed me. Come on, gimme a break here.

Chloe: Okay, fine. Even so, you were running out to get her cheeseburgers at every hour of the day, you were rubbing her aching back when she was pregnant and gushing over your beautiful child together. I mean, come on, a baby… a baby bonds people. You felt that, didn’t you? And belle felt that too. When she saw you and jan together bonding. Do you think that was easy for her? The baby was never the problem. It was jan. Jan’s always been the problem, but she’s out of your lives now. And so is ej. So the only two people standing between you and belle are you and belle.

Shawn: It’s not that simple.

Chloe: Well, it’s only as complicated as you wanna make it. Come on, just… just call her, talk to her, try to figure things out. Try to find your way back to each other. ‘Cause I know if two people could do it, it’s you guys.

Mitchell: I’m sorry, paulina. I have to go. There’s been an emergency,

Paulina: But I just took dinner out of the oven.

Mitchell: I’m sorry, paulina. I’ll have to take a rain check.

Paulina: Oh, well that’s just too bad now–I hope that you take what we discussed under advisement. I mean, abraham, he would be the most worthy successor that you can imagine.

Mitchell: Yes, I-I will. Good night.

Abe: So paulina… price carver… you have some explaining to do.

Evan: I never said I was getting outta here.

Kristen: Oh, heaven. You are such a terrible liar. You know, this would be so much simpler if you just tell me everything.

Evan: I can’T.

Kristen: Hmm? You can’t? Oh… is daddy threatening you, hmm? I know orpheus can be so scary, but I promise you I’m scarier.

Evan: What the hell are you doing?

Kristen: I am gonna push this pencil through your eyeball and push your pea-sized brain out your skull unless you tell me how the hell you’re gonna break outta here.

Evan: I never said we’re gonna break out.

Kristen: Come on.

Evan: Oh god.

Kristen: Ha ha ha ha. Oh. Oh, you know what? I hear the wait for medical attention will take a long time. What did you say? Two to three weeks?

Evan: Okay! Okay! Okay. I’ll tell you. Announcer: Type 2 diabetes?

Kristen: Oh, so that’s what orpheus is up to. It’s very impressive.

Evan: You can’t tell my father I told you.

Kristen: Ohh…I won’t say a word, but you will.

Evan: I can’T.

Kristen: Quiet. Go get me a piece of paper. I got a new job for you, nurse evan. Delivery boy.

Mitchell: I had to tell the warden some cockamamie story about wanting to see my prison reforms in action.

Orpheus: [Chuckles] What prison reforms? The only thing you’ve done in office is line your pockets. You’re just like the rest of the suits, aren’t you? You lock guys like me up, working guys, and throw away the key, right? You sip your martinis and sell the prisons to the highest bidder. Where’s my martini, ed?

Mitchell: There must be something I can do for you. A transfer perhaps?

Orpheus: Ha ha ha ha. I’m not negotiating, governor. From the moment I was placed here, I started to work on a plan to get out. And here you are. Ha.

Mitchell: Sorry. That can’t be done.

Orpheus: Well, that’s too bad. But you seem like a smart guy. A smart guy would see… that the power has shifted. Now, you wouldn’t know that just looking at us, but right now, your only choice is to do precisely what I say. Otherwise, your shiny legacy of public service–well, I’m just gonna have to flush that right down the toilet. And you can say goodbye to your blissful retirement and your lucrative consulting gigs that you’ve got all lined up…and say hello to bruno, your new cellmate.

Mitchell: I can’t possibly justify this to the people.

Orpheus: You’re a politician, ed. Do what you do best. Lie.

Paulina: Abraham, I know your reputation took a hit because of my crazy scheme with price town. I wanna make it up to you.

Abe: By pitching me for a job that I don’t really want.

Paulina: Now, come on. Don’t tell me you’ve never seen yourself, you know, in the governor’s mansion… and with me as first lady on your arm?

Abe: Ah! Now I see what this is all about.

Paulina: Am I being selfish? Yes. Would I love to be first lady? Yes! And why? Because I’m proud of you and I’m proud to be your wife. And you’re a decent, honorable man. No one would make a better governor than you.

Chanel: So you guys just decided out of the blue that you’re not gonna respect my wishes?

Johnny: It’s not that we don’t want to.

Allie: We just can’T. Not anymore. This situation is driving all of us crazy, chanel. Look what just happened with my dad. He was so obsessed with winning my mom’s love that he went off the deep end.

Chanel: Oh, so you’re gonna kidnap me now?

Johnny: Chanel. Just–

Chanel: Do you guys think that I’m enjoying this? Do you think I’m just kicking back and watching the show? I’m not your mom. I’m not playing you against each other.

Johnny: Maybe not on purpose.

Chanel: Excuse me? Who got dumped…twice? Who got hurt…twice? Who had to watch both of you go after someone else? Okay? It’s not my fault. I didn’t create this messed-up situation.

Johnny: No, we know that, but you’re the only one who can fix it.

Chanel: You know what? I should just tell both of you to go to hell. But I’m not gonna do that… because you’re right. I need to make a choice.

Orpheus: Ah, just the man I wanted to see. It’s done my boy, all taken care of. Wait, what are you doing back here so soon? I told you to keep your head down–your shift can’t be over yet.

Evan: Dad, better take a look at this.

[Tense music]

Orpheus: You…idiot. Time. It’s life’s most precious commodity,

Paulina: I’m sure chanel would love the perks of living in the governor’s mansion. And you would love the satisfaction of running the state properly. Helping the good people here. And with your heart breaking over lani and eli and the twins gone… what you need is a good distraction–to dive in head first into what you do best and to give the rest of us what we need. Governor abraham carver. Now, don’t tell me the thought has never crossed your mind.

Abe: [Small laugh] Well, if it had–

Paulina: Aha! I knew it! You just had to be pushed out of your comfort zone, and I was just the right woman to do it. Ah ha ha! Ooh. Now, if I just– just had a little more time with the–with the governor to plead your case. I wonder what was important to make him out of here like that?

Orpheus: You’re lucky that the governor’s still taking my calls.

Evan: Dad. I’m sorry. I–

Orpheus: Stop. What’s done is done. Forget about going back to the infirmary. Just sit tight where I can see you and keep your big mouth shut until the plan is executed.

Chloe: Hi.

Brady: Hi. Did shawn like his baby gift?

Chloe: Yeah, I think so, but he’s just…hi, belle. What are you doing here?

Brady: She was just ignoring her brother’s love life advice.

Chloe: Yeah. Two peas in a pod. Shawn was just doing the same with me. I was trying to talk some sense into him, but he was not being very receptive.

Belle: Well, yeah, he’s almost as stubborn as me.

[Phone rings] That’s shawn.

Chloe: Well, answer it.

[Beep]

Belle: Hi.

Shawn: Hey, uh, I was hoping that we could talk. Is there a, uh, a time that you could come over?

Belle: I could come over now.

Chanel: I didn’t think it’d be this hard to choose.

Johnny: Well, I’m endlessly charming and witty and…attractive. Allie is too, I guess.

Allie: Will you just be quiet?

Chanel: Listen, my first marriage, it lasted a day, and my second one wasn’t much longer. I wanna do it right this time. So, johnny, I’m sorry, but I can’t accept that ring.

Allie: Wait, so are you saying that…you choose me?

Chanel: I’m not choosing either one of you.

Allie: But you just said–

Chanel: I said, I will make a decision, but just let me sleep on it. I-I can’t make a decision with both of you staring at me.

Johnny: That’s fine. We get that.

Allie: Yeah. Of course, we do.

Chanel: Yeah. I’ll see you tomorrow.

Allie: Good night.

Johnny: Sweet dreams. So…when she does make her decision, are you gonna be able to accept the fact that it’s me?

Allie: I should have absorbed you in the womb.

Johnny: No, seriously. We’re gonna be cool… whatever she chooses? Just with everything going on with mom and us taking each of our dad’s sides and all this stuff with chanel… I miss my first best friend.

Allie: I do too.

Johnny: So we’re gonna be cool no matter what happens?

Allie: Yeah. We’re gonna be okay.

Johnny: All right.

Paulina: Oh, I’m so excited. I knew it. I knew you’d be on board with this.

Abe: Well, governor mitchell hasn’t endorsed me yet.

Paulina: Oh, ha ha ha…

[Phone chimes] Oh. Mm. Ooh, look, the governor’s giving a press conference right now! Quick, quick, turn on the tv, abe, come on. Oh, this is it! This is it. Oh, abe, abe, it’s happening, it’s happening, abe.

Mitchell: As my constituents are aware, my term is ending in november. And before I depart,R. I would like to talk to you about a constituent named…

[Paulina mouthing words] Milo harp.

Paulina: What? Who in the hell is milo harp?

Abe: Orpheus.

Paulina: What? Who is orpheus?

Mitchell: I am hereby issuing him a full pardon.

Abe: What?

Mitchell: The same goes for his son, christian maddox, aka evan frears.

Orpheus: We did it. Should be happening as we speak.

Evan: And the first thing I’m going to do when I get outta here is claim my son.

Shawn: It’s okay, daddy turned off the radio. I feel the same way about taylor.

Kristen: Don’t you worry, rachel. Mommy’s coming. Mommy’s coming.

Brady: Kristen called me.

Chloe: What? What did she want? I’m sorry.

Brady: Same thing she always wants. She wants to see rachel.

Chloe: Well, I think we should make this a kristen-free evening. What do you say?

Brady: That’s a good idea.

Chloe: What do you wanna watch baseball or…

Brady: I don’t care.

Chloe: Governor’s emergency press conference? Wonder what’s going on.

Mitchell: In addition, I am also issuing a full pardon to kristin dimera.

[ Heavy breathing ]

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Johnny and Chanel start kissing in the town square right as Allie walks up and sees them. Allie turns to walk away but Chanel sees her and calls out to her, saying she’s so sorry she had to see that but Johnny says he’s not.

Abe goes to Paulina’s and they greet each other with a kiss. Paulina asks how his day was. Abe says it’s a lot better now and questions the dinner setup in the room. Paulina informs him that they are having a surprise guest.

Chloe goes to Shawn’s with a baby gift. Shawn allows Chloe to hold the baby. Shawn opens the gift and it’s a Velcro pacifier holder which he thanks her for. Chloe says she knows what it’s like to be a single parent and it’s not easy. Chloe encourages that he’s not alone as he has her and he has Belle. Shawn guesses she didn’t get the memo that Belle doesn’t want anything to do with the baby and now that she’s sleeping with EJ, she doesn’t want anything to do with him either.

Belle goes to John and Marlena’s to see Brady. Brady is interrupted by a call from prison. Brady answers and asks Kristen what she wants. Kristen reminds him that he said he’d think about bringing Rachel to see her when she got settled in. Kristen says she misses their daughter so much and really needs to see her.

Orpheus complains about Evan pacing in prison. Evan complains that he’s already lost one son and Jan tried to make off with his other one, so he can’t blame him for being upset. Evan is thankful they stopped Jan and questions if he’s just supposed to sit by and let Shawn Brady raise his kid. Evan declares that he has to get out of here. Orpheus assures him that he will. Evan asks when since he said it could take weeks or months. Orpheus reveals that it could be today.

Abe asks Paulina who the special guest is. Paulina says no spoilers, so he’ll just have to wait and see. Paulina informs him that they are having bacon-wrapped pork loin so Abe says it must be some special guest. Governor Mitchell then arrives as their special guest and says when Paulina Price calls, he answers. Abe questions them knowing each other. Paulina says they have crossed paths a time or two and they are old friends. Paulina reveals that she asked him to come for Abe. Paulina explains that the Governor is retiring at the end of his term and his endorsement would go a long way in deciding the next election. Paulina hoped that the governor would endorse Abe. He didn’t realize that Abe was interested in running for governor. Abe responds that neither did he.

Chanel tries to explain to Allie but Johnny blurts out that he was proposing to the woman he loves which Allie questions. Johnny explains that he told Chanel that he doesn’t want to hide how he feels anymore, that he loves her, and wants to marry her. Allie then punches Johnny in the stomach.

Chloe tells Shawn that Belle isn’t sleeping with EJ anymore. Shawn argues that’s only because Sami found out and couldn’t wait to tell her the news. Chloe knows Belle wanted to tell him herself. Shawn says it doesn’t matter how he found out, but his wife cheated on him again and this time, he thinks it’s over.

Brady tells Kristen that he can’t bring Rachel to see her right now. Kristen questions why not. Brady informs her that Rachel is in California with Tate and Theresa. Kristen can’t believe Brady left her without talking to her first. Brady argues that Theresa is a good mom. Kristen asks if he’s saying she’s not. Kristen complains about Theresa taking care of Rachel while she’s in prison. Brady argues that it’s not their fault that Kristen is in prison. Kristen argues that he can’t keep her daughter away from her. Brady decides he’s not going to do this and will talk to her later as he hangs up. Belle then asks how Kristen is.

Kristen hangs up and punches the wall, which Orpheus and Evan hear on the other side. Orpheus tells Evan to relax as things are falling in to place for them. Orpheus says before Jan went swimming with the fishes, she came through with the password to the Salem PD main frame, so his guys have been digging and finally hit pay dirt. Orpheus assures Evan that he’ll be out of here soon and tells him to go do his shift and play it cool without doing anything that could jeopardize his release. Evan calls that great news as he leaves the room. Orpheus then reaches in to his sock and pulls out a cell phone.

Evan goes to the prison infirmary where Kristen is complaining about looking for the doctor after punching the wall. Evan offers to get her some ice which Kristen mocks as that passing for medical attention. Evan says it’s all he can do for her for now since the average wait time here is 2-3 weeks. Evan asks who Kristen hit. Kristen admits it was the wall and asks what it is to him. Evan says they heard the commotion and thought the girls were fighting over the remote again. Evan goes to leave but Kristen stops him and says she was upset as she misses her daughter and doesn’t know when she’s ever going to see her again. Evan says he’s sorry to hear that as he knows exactly how she feels.

Chloe knows Shawn is hurt and angry. Shawn doesn’t want to hear that it wasn’t cheating because they were separated when he didn’t want to be separated in the first place. Chloe suggests he try to understand Belle’s side of this. Shawn argues that he was assaulted and Belle is acting like he cheated on her. Chloe explains that Belle understands that but what was in Shawn’s control was letting her know that he had sex with Jan, so he could’ve controlled the reaction to Jan having his baby but instead he helped Jan get out of prison and moved her in. Shawn argues that Belle had already moved out. Chloe says it was temporary and then Jan asked him to keep Belle away from her. Shawn argues that he was looking out for his baby’s health. Chloe questions what about looking out for his marriage.

Belle tells Brady that she’s sorry as it’s so hard when a child is involved. Brady states that all that matters is what’s best for Rachel as she’s getting older and developing anxieties. Brady doesn’t think prison is the right place for a kid and that Rachel can’t handle it. Belle encourages that he’ll figure it out. Brady says he’s exhausted and asks how Belle is doing and what she came to talk about. Belle goes over her husband having a son with a low life criminal and they are separated while she and EJ are through and she’s staying with Brady’s girlfriend which she’s sure he greatly appreciates. Brady assumes it didn’t go well when Belle told Shawn about her and EJ. Belle clarifies that she didn’t tell Shawn as Sami beat her to it and took great pleasure in spilling the beans as if things between them weren’t bad enough already. Brady asks if Belle wants to work things out with Shawn or not.

Johnny asks Allie what her problem is. Allie complains that Chanel asked them to back off, so he snuck behind her back with an engagement ring. Johnny argues that Allie was coming to see Chanel too. Allie argues that she didn’t have an engagement ring and was just coming to see her best friend because she just got some really upsetting news. Chanel asks her what happened. Allie reveals that she just found out that her grandma Kate knew that Lucas kidnapped Sami. Johnny can’t believe that Kate covered for Lucas and then he turned around and killed Abigail. Allie shouts that she doesn’t think Lucas did that as Marlena hypnotized him and he uncovered a memory that might clear him. Chanel says that’s great but Johnny shouts that he still kidnapped their mom and admitted it to them all but had the nerve to plead not guilty. Allie asks if Johnny wants her dad to go to prison to ruin her life more. Chanel yells at them to both stop.

Governor Mitchell questions Abe not being the one who had Paulina reach out to him about an endorsement, which Abe confirms he did not. Paulina explains that Abe is so humble so she knew he’d need a little push and to just imagine what Abe could do for the state. The Governor jokes about Abe having quite the representative. Governor Mitchell then gets a call from Orpheus. He tells Orpheus that he doesn’t know how he got his number, but he’s hanging up. Orpheus reveals that he got his number from his personnel file and warns that he might want to hear what he has to say.

Chanel complains that she said she needed time and instead of honoring that, they are acting like contestants on The Bachelorette. Johnny argues that Chanel just told him that she loves him. Chanel says that’s not news but she loves Allie too. Allie asks how much time she needs because it’s been weeks and they’re trying to be patient but they can’t go on like this. Johnny agrees and declares that Chanel needs to make a choice now.

Shawn tells Chloe that Belle doesn’t want to raise Jan’s son and can’t separate him from everything. Shawn admits he didn’t think he could either but then he saw the baby and he’s his boy. Shawn adds that Steve and Kayla keep offering to babysit, but he doesn’t want to be separated from him especially after almost losing him. Chloe guarantees that when Belle holds the baby, her heart will melt. Shawn says that will be kinda difficult considering Belle can’t be in the same room as the baby. Chloe says that Belle is just upset and she knows Shawn is too. Chloe says she saw them fall in love all those years ago and always believed they are meant to be together.

Belle tells Brady that she does want to work things out with Shawn as he’s the love of her life and she knows now that sleeping with EJ was a huge mistake. Brady is proud of her for figuring that out on her own. Belle states that their problems started way before EJ was in the picture. Belle knows it’s not the baby’s fault and she wishes she could just forget he belongs to Jan and Shawn, but she doesn’t think she can do that.

Kristen realizes who Evan is and that he had a son that Rafe was raising for awhile. Evan says that his sister took his son halfway around the world and he doesn’t know when he’s going to see him again, but he has another newborn son and he’s going to be with him very soon. Kristen thought the policy was no visitors under the age of 2. Evan clarifies that he didn’t say that. Kristen asks if he’s saying he is getting out. Evan claims that he’s up for parole in a couple of weeks. Kristen doesn’t believe him since he has a rap sheet almost as long as hers and he just got back after a prison break, so she’s well aware of those consequences. Evan questions how she knows so much about him. Kristen guesses he doesn’t know who he’s talking to and introduces herself, saying she knows all and makes a point to find out what she doesn’t know. Kristen then questions how Evan is getting out to see his son.

Governor Mitchell questions how Orpheus got access to confidential records. Orpheus says he may have thought he buried the Anderson file deep but he’s afraid it looks like he’s sunk. Orpheus warns that he knows everything the Governor did. He asks what Orpheus wants. Orpheus says that’s exactly what he wanted to hear.

Brady encourages that Belle is a very good person and while Shawn Christian is Jan’s baby, he’s also Shawn’s baby. Brady adds that Shawn found a way to step up and be a parent, so Belle probably can too, especially now that Jan is out of the picture. Belle argues that they don’t know that Jan is gone since she’s been gone before. Brady points out that she’s never been at the bottom of a river. Belle argues that even if she was going to try, she slept with EJ so Shawn won’t even talk to her. Brady says that they know Shawn loves her but he’s stubborn. Brady feels that Belle can get through to him and suggests she talk to him. Brady says she won’t get anywhere unless they let each other know how they feel.

Shawn tells Chloe that if Belle has something to say to him, she can say it herself. Chloe knows he’s mad and she’s not making excuses but Belle knows that what happened with EJ was a mistake. Shawn argues that he could think of several other words for it. Chloe is sure Belle would have choice words for him too since it’s not like nothing happened between he and Jan the last few months. Shawn argues that he didn’t sleep with Jan. Chloe brings up seeing him kiss her. Shawn clarifies that Jan kissed him. Chloe points out that Shawn was running out to get her cheeseburgers and rubbing her aching back while she was pregnant and gushing over their beautiful child together. Chloe says a baby bonds people and she knows he felt that which wasn’t easy for Belle to see. Chloe says the baby wasn’t the problem, it was always Jan. Chloe declares that Jan and EJ are out of their lives now, so the only people standing between he and Belle are he and Belle. Shawn says it’s not that simple. Chloe feels it’s only as complicated as he wants to make it. Chloe encourages Shawn to call Belle, talk to her, and try to figure their way back to each other because she knows if two people could do it, it’s them.

Governor Mitchell apologizes to Paulina and says he has to go as there has been an emergency. Paulina argues that she just took dinner out of the oven. He apologizes and calls for a rain check. Paulina hopes he takes what they discussed under advisement since Abe would be his most worthy successor. The Governor says he will and rushes out. Abe then tells Paulina that she has some explaining to do.

Evan tells Kristen that he never said he was getting out. Kristen calls him a terrible liar and says this would be so much simpler if he just told her everything. Evan responds that he can’t. Kristen asks if his dad is threatening him as she knows Orpheus can be so scary. Kristen promises Evan that she’s scarier as she then grabs Evan in a chokehold and threatens to stab him with a pencil unless he tells her how he’s going to break out. Evan says he never said he was going to break out. Kristen reminds him that the wait for medical attention is 2-3 weeks as she holds the pencil at his eye. Evan then agrees to tell her. Evan reveals to Kristen what Orpheus is up to, which she calls impressive. Evan tells her that she can’t tell Orpheus that he told her. Kristen says she won’t say a word, but he will. Kristen orders him to get a piece of paper because she has a new job for him as a delivery boy.

Governor Mitchell meets Orpheus in prison and says he had to make up a story to the warden about wanting to see his prison reforms in action. Orpheus argues that all he’s done in office is line the pockets like the rest of the suits. The Governor says there must be something he can do for him and offers a prison transfer. Orpheus says he’s not negotiating and says he’s been working on a plan to get out since he got here and here the Governor is. He responds that can’t be done. Orpheus warns that a smart guy would see the power has shifted. Orpheus says he wouldn’t know that but right now his only choice is to do precisely what he says or else his shiny legacy of public service will be flushed down the toilet and he can say goodbye to his blissful retirement and lucrative consulting deals that he has lined up as he will end up in prison. Governor Mitchell argues that he can’t possibly justify this to the people. Orpheus says he’s a politician so he can do what he does best and lie.

Paulina knows Abe’s reputation took a hit because of her crazy scheme with Price Town, so she wants to make it up to him. Abe questions pitching him for a job that he doesn’t really want. Paulina asks if he’s never seen himself in the Governor’s mansion with her on his arm. Abe says now he sees what this is all about. Paulina admits she’s being selfish and that she’d love to be first lady because she’s proud of him and proud to be his wife. Paulina calls him a decent, honorable man and says no one would make a better Governor than him.

Chanel questions Allie and Johnny deciding not to respect her wishes. Allie says they can’t anymore because the situation is driving them all crazy. Allie brings up Lucas being so obsessed with winning his mom’s love that he went off the deep end. Chanel asks if they think she’s enjoying this. Chanel says she’s not playing them against each other. Johnny says maybe not on purpose. Chanel reminds them that she’s the one who got dumped and hurt twice and had to watch them go after someone else. Chanel cries that it’s not her fault as she didn’t create this messed up situation. Johnny points out that she’s the only one who can fix it. Chanel responds that she should just tell them both to go to Hell but she won’t because they are right that she needs to make a choice.

Evan returns to Orpheus in the visiting room. Orpheus tells Evan that it’s done and all taken care of. Orpheus then questions Evan being back so soon and argues that his shift can’t be over yet. Evan then hands him the piece of paper. Orpheus reads it and then calls Evan an idiot.

Paulina talks about how Chanel would love the perks of living in the Governor’s Mansion while Abe would love running the state properly and helping the people. Paulina adds that Abe needs a distraction from Eli, Lani, and the twins being gone so he can do what he does best and give them what they need. Paulina knows it’s crossed his mind and that she just needed to push him out of his comfort zone. Paulina wishes she just had more time with the Governor to plead his case and wonders what was so important to make him rush out.

Orpheus finishes another call and tells Evan that he’s lucky the Governor is still taking his calls. Evan tries to apologize but Orpheus stops him and declares that what’s done is done. Orpheus tells Evan to just sit tight where he can see him and to keep his big mouth shut until the plan is executed.

Chloe goes to see Brady and they kiss. Brady asks if Shawn enjoyed his baby gift. Chloe thinks so and then sees Belle is inside, asking what she’s doing here. Brady responds that Belle was just ignoring his love life advice. Chloe responds that Shawn was just doing the same with her as she tried to talk sense in to him but he was not being very receptive. Belle jokes that Shawn is almost as stubborn as her. Belle then gets a call from Shawn, who hopes that they could talk and invites her to come over which she agrees to.

Chanel didn’t think it would be this hard to choose. Johnny says he’s endlessly charming, witty, and attractive as he raises her engagement ring then says he guesses Allie is too. Allie tells him to be quiet. Chanel brings up her first marriage lasting a day and her second one wasn’t much longer. Chanel declares that she wants to do it right this time, so she’s sorry but she can’t accept Johnny’s ring. Allie asks if Chanel is saying she chooses her. Chanel declares that she’s not choosing either one of them. Chanel clarifies that she will make a decision but she has to sleep on it as she can’t decide with both of them staring at her. Johnny and Allie understand that. Chanel says she will see them tomorrow and walks away. Johnny asks Allie if she will be able to accept that Chanel chooses him. Johnny wants to be cool with whatever happens with everything happening with their parents and Chanel. Johnny and Allie admit they miss each other and agree to be okay no matter what happens as they hug.

Paulina tells Abe that she’s so excited that he’s on board. Abe points out that Governor Mitchell hasn’t endorsed him yet. Paulina then gets a message that the Governor is giving a press conference right now. She excitedly turns on the TV believing that it’s happening now. They watch the news conference as Governor Mitchell announces that his term is ending and he wants to talk to everyone about Orpheus. Paulina questions who that is while Abe can’t believe it as the Governor announces he is issuing a full pardon to Orpheus and his son Christian Maddox aka Evan Friers.

Orpheus tells Evan that they did it and it should be happening as they speak. Evan declares that the first thing he’s going to do when he gets out is claim his son.

Shawn takes care of baby Shawn at home as Belle walks in.

Kristen remains in the Infirmary holding onto the valentine that Rachel made for her. Kristen says for Rachel not to worry because Mommy is coming.

Brady informs Chloe that Kristen called him about wanting to see Rachel. Chloe thinks they should make this a Kristen-free evening which Brady agrees with. Chloe turns on the TV and they find the Governor’s emergency press conference, wondering what’s going on. Governor Mitchell then announces that he is also issuing a full pardon to Kristen DiMera, shocking Brady and Chloe.

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Allie: I don’t know how to feel. It’s like one minute my mom and dad are getting married and then the next, he’s arrested for her kidnapping, and then she’s gone.

[Knocking at door] Uh, hey, someone’s at the door. So I have to go, but thank you for checking in on me, tripp, and tell joey and stephanie I say hey.

[Phone beeps] Hi, grandma kate.

Kate: Hi, honey. I just wanted to check on you– see how you’re doing.

Allie: [Sighs] How I’m doing? Um, well I’m just praying that my father isn’t a murderer.

Kate: Well, hopefully, today your prayers will be answered.

Allie: You don’t think he killed abigail?

Kate: No. No, I don’t, and I think maybe we’re going to get proof of that today.

Lucas: I just wish I could remember every single detail from that night.

Marlena: Well, I think the hypnosis got us part of the way there. Maybe we can get some– some more clarity after they interview sarah.

Lucas: [Sighs] What was sarah doing at the dimera mansion when I saw her?

Marlena: Only she has the answer to that.

Lucas: [Sighs] I hope she can prove to me and to rafe and to chad that I didn’t kill abigail.

Rafe: Chad, I just wanted to give you a heads-up. I’m bringing in a person of interest.

Chad: A per–a person of interest, what does that mean?

Rafe: Well, we aren’t sure yet.

Chad: All right, well, I’m comin’ down there.

Rafe: Uh, no. No, you’re not. No way in hell.

Maggie: Who are you?

Jada: Detective jada hunter, salem pd.

Maggie: And you have an objection to this marriage?

Sarah: Do you know her?

Xander: Never seen her before in my life.

Jada: I’m afraid I have to bring you in for questioning.

Maggie: Oh, no, xander. What have you done now?

Jada: Not him–her. I’m here for dr. Sarah horton.

Maggie: Sarah?

Sarah: Me? Why?

Xander: What could you possibly need to question sarah about?

Jada: The murder of abigail dimera.

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Chad: Well, I need to know what information this person has. Are they a suspect? Does it mean that lucas didn’t do it?

Rafe: Listen to me, chad. I’m doing everything by the book here, and you’ve shown to me that you can’t restrain yourself.

Chad: This is my wife’s murder we’re talking about.

Rafe: I understand that, chad. But if you go off the handle again, you could jeopardize the entire investigation.

Chad: Rafe, just tell me who it is.

Rafe: I’m sorry. When I know more, I will let you know, but I need you to promise me to stay out of it.

Chad: How–how the hell am I supposed to do that? You want me to find somebody to chain me to a chair?

Sonny: Oh, I could do that if you need me to.

[Cell phone beeps]

Xander: Well, detective hunter, you’ve obviously been given some bad information.

Jada: I don’t think so.

Maggie: How come I’ve never heard of you before?

Jada: I just got hired today.

Xander: [Laughs] That explains it.

Jada: Explains what, mr. Cook?

Xander: You’re anxious to prove yourself on your first day, but I promise you, harassing a couple of upstanding citizens isn’t the way. Go talk to commissioner hernandez about it.

Jada: He’s the one that sent me here.

Maggie: Rafe sent you, why?

Xander: Because he made a big mistake. Sarah doesn’t know anything about the murder of abigail dimera.

Jada: I’d like to hear her say that.

Sarah: I don’T.

Jada: That’s funny, because we have an eyewitness who puts you at the scene of the crime on the night mrs. Dimera was killed.

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Allie: What I don’t understand is, at the wedding, my dad admitted to kidnapping my mom, so why is he pleading not guilty?

Kate: Well, because I convinced him to fight the charges.

Allie: Why?

Kate: Because I was afraid that if he confessed to kidnapping your mom, that they would just go ahead and charge him for abigail’s murder.

Allie: Are you sure he didn’t do it?

Kate: Allie, of course he didn’t do it.

Allie: I don’t wanna believe it either, but if my dad was capable of kidnapping my mom, lying about it for months, keeping it from all of us…

Kate: [Sighs] Look, um, there’s something that I have to talk to you about.

Chanel: Johnny. What are you doing here?

Johnny: Uh, waiting for you. Look, I need you, chanel.

Chanel: Well, I’m right here.

Sonny: So you need me to stop you from going to the police station?

Chad: No, I need to go to the police station–

Sonny: I don’t think that’s–

Chad: Stop! I wanna find out who killed my wife!

Sonny: And you will! You will, okay? But in order for rafe to find out who killed her, he needs to be able to focus on the case instead of dealing with you.

Chad: All right, so well then, what do I do then? Just sit here and do nothing while I’m losing my mind?

Sonny: I’ll keep you company, okay? I will help keep your mind off things until we have just a little bit more information.

Chad: And how am I supposed to think about anything else? Because I just keep running the same questions over and over again, which is, could it be true that lucas killed abby and could he be that desperate to protect his secret?

Sonny: I know. I mean, will was asking the same exact questions before he left.

Chad: Where’d he go?

Sonny: Some new project in hollywood. I–I practically had to force him to go.

[Scoffs]

Chad: And does he think that his dad could be the–the one who did it?

Sonny: No. No, and neither do I. It’s just not the lucas that either of us know.

Chad: Why? He kidnapped sami. He’s off the wagon. Who knows what he can do?

Sonny: Okay, fine, but we can’t jump to conclusions.

Chad: Yeah, well, you and will should probably accept the fact it could be him.

Sonny: Okay, and you have to accept the fact that these new pieces of information coming out could totally vindicate him.

Chad: Oh, we’ll see.

Sonny: We all want the same thing, chad. All right? The truth, and it’s rafe’s job to find that. So just let him do his job. Okay?

Rafe: Excuse me.

Marlena: Of course.

Rafe: Sarah is being brought in as we speak. In the meantime, lucas, I’ll need to get a statement from you.

Lucas: All right, I’ll say whatever you need me to say.

Rafe: Yeah, well, just explain everything that happened that night– whatever you remember.

Lucas: All right. I’m ready. I mean, I can do that now.

Rafe: Great. I’ll just grab my recorder.

[Dramatic music]

Lucas: Thank you for helping me remember. I mean, I know it was a lot to ask after everything I did to sami.

Marlena: You know, I can’t begin to understand why you did what you did, and I certainly don’t condone it.

Lucas: I’m so sorry that I hurt her. I’m sorry I hurt you and my kids, and I know I lost sami forever, and I know it’s my own damn fault.

Marlena: I don’t disagree with you there.

Lucas: But now that i remember seeing sarah at the mansion, I can remember more, right? I mean, that’s possible, right?

Marlena: It certainly is possible for memories to come back days, even weeks after hypnosis.

Lucas: Good, ’cause I kind of feel like it’s doing that now. I feel like, you know, the fog’s clearing.

Marlena: That would be good.

Lucas: I hope so. I just hope that sarah can prove that it wasn’t me–that it wasn’t me who hurt abigail.

Xander: Wait, who is this person who claims they saw sarah?

Maggie: And what exactly did they see?

Jada: I can’t give you that information, except to say that the eyewitness placed your daughter at the dimera mansion on the night of the murder.

Xander: Oh, well, I can assure you that sarah was nowhere near the mansion that night, and wouldn’t have even had a reason to go there, right?

Sarah: It’s not true.

Sonny: Chad, come on, buddy. You’re gonna wear a hole in the floor.

Chad: Can’t sit still. I don’t know what to do with all of this anger and guilt.

Sonny: G–guilt about what? You didn’t do anything wrong.

Chad: Guess you have talked to ej.

Sonny: Ej? Why–what would ej have to say?

Chad: He’s bitter that kate let him rot in prison when she knew that lucas was the one that kidnapped sami, and what he didn’t know was that I knew about it too.

Sonny: I’m sorry–wait, what? You knew?

Chad: Yeah, I discovered lucas planting the evidence that incriminated ej in the first place, and I kept quiet.

Sonny: Why?

Chad: ‘Cause he was trying to cut me out of dimera, and he kept–he kept trying to cause trouble with abby and me.

Sonny: So you sent your brother to jail?

Chad: Yeah, I’m a great brother.

Sonny: I’m not saying it’s something you should be proud of, but I mean, I’m sure you had your reasons.

Chad: Yeah, I had my reasons.

Sonny: So what now? Is ej gonna press charges?

Chad: No. Not if I sign over all of my shares of dimera to him.

Sonny: Are you gonna do that?

Allie: This sounds serious, grandma.

Kate: It is serious.

[Sighs] Um, you were talking about your dad and your mom and the kidnapping, and, um–

[Knocking at door]

Allie: Um, hang on.

[Door clicks open] Oh, hi.

Marlena: Hello, sweetheart.

Allie: I have both my grandmas visiting. Well, come in.

Marlena: I didn’t know you were going to be here.

Kate: Yeah, well, I came over to tell allie about lucas’ hypnosis session with you, and maybe you can tell us both now. Were you able to get him to go under?

Marlena: I was.

Kate: So did he remember anything about the night of abigail’s murder?

Marlena: He did. I wasn’t going to discuss it with you, except that lucas has asked me to share whatever he recalled with his family, and yes, he did remember going to the mansion that night.

Kate: Oh, god.

Allie: Did he do it, grandma? Did he kill aunt abigail?

Marlena: Uh, he remembers getting there, and nobody answered the door, so he went around the back through the french doors.

Allie: [Sighs] So he was definitely at the mansion?

Marlena: He was, and he was making himself a drink when the knife he was cutting the lemon with slipped, and he cut himself.

Kate: Oh, my god, so he didn’t use the knife on abigail.

Allie: Did he remember anything else?

Marlena: He did. He said there was somebody else there that night.

[Recorder beeps]

Rafe: So tell me again how you entered the dimera mansion.

Lucas: I let myself in through the living room doors.

Rafe: And what did you do once you were inside?

Lucas: I made myself a drink, and um, I went to cut a lemon, but my hands were shaky and the knife slipped, and it sliced my hand.

Rafe: And what happened next?

Lucas: I walked toward the foyer, and that’s when I saw her.

Rafe: Who did you see?

Lucas: Sarah horton.

Rafe: Did she see you?

Lucas: No. No, she was agitated. She was running towards the door.

Rafe: Agitated?

Lucas: Yeah, I’d say she was in a total panic.

Sarah: Actually, I did have a reason to go to the mansion that night.

Maggie: Sweetheart…

Jada: What was the reason?

Sarah: To see abigail.

Xander: Sarah, you don’t have to do this.

Sarah: I want to.

Jada: Why would you be looking for your cousin?

Sarah: I had a conversation with dr. Marlena evans that day.

Jada: The psychiatrist?

Sarah: Yeah, she’s, um, she’s been treating me.

Jada: I understand you’ve recently been through a trauma.

Maggie: A trauma? She was kidnapped. She was drugged. She was held hostage by a maniac.

Xander: I don’t see what this has to do with anything.

Jada: What was the conversation you had with dr. Evans?

Sarah: We, uh, we talked about adjusting my meds, and she suggested that I go speak to abigail, because she’d been through something similar.

Jada: You think that was a good idea?

Sarah: Yes.

Jada: So you admit you went to see her that night?

[Dramatic music]

Chanel: I’m really sorry your family’s going through this.

Johnny: Thanks. I just want my dad to be okay.

Chanel: Well, he seems like a tough guy, kind of like his son.

Johnny: [Chuckles] Yeah, I don’t always feel that way.

Chanel: Are you kidding me? Look at what you’ve gone through this year. You literally battled the freaking devil for your soul, and you came out on the other side.

Johnny: I still lost you.

Chanel: [Sighs] Things happen, G.

Johnny: Yeah, yeah. Yeah, things happen. I mean, my mom and dad, they could’ve found a way back to each other, but now my mom left town. No one knows if or when she’ll ever come home. My uncle chad just lost my aunt abigail forever, and I don’t want that to happen to us.

Chanel: I’m not going anywhere. I’m still your friend

Johnny: But I want more than that. Look, I wanna give us another try. Before the devil ruined everything, you and I were so happy. We were so happy. Meeting you, falling in love with you, getting married in italy–that was the best time of my life, and I think that you were pretty happy too.

Chanel: So much has happened since then.

Johnny: Not for me, because the feelings are still just as strong. They never went away. But these are just words. I wanna show you

you never know

what opportunities

Chanel: Giovanni, what–what is this? What are you doing?

Johnny: Open it.

Chanel: This was my engagement ring.

Johnny: Yeah.

Chanel: But I threw it at you.

Johnny: No, you threw it at the devil. I found it stashed in a bureau. The second I picked it up, I just–all these memories, they came rushing back. You remember that day we were walking by that church I used to go to when I was ten?

Chanel: Yeah, I was staring up at the stained glass, and it was so beautiful, and then i turned around, and you were down on one knee.

Johnny: You know, I put that ring on your finger. You said it was the most beautiful thing you’d ever seen.

Chanel: And you said I was the most beautiful thing you’d ever seen.

Johnny: You still are. We were married that night, and you called it the most romantic day of your life.

Chanel: Why are you doing this? I already told you what I needed right now, and you said that you would respect my wishes.

Johnny: I tried, chanel! I tried, okay? So hard. But I can’t do it. I just can’t keep pretending that I’m not still in love with you.

[Dramatic music]

Allie: Dad saw sarah in the mansion the night of the murder?

Marlena: That’s what he said.

Kate: But what the hell was she doing there?

Marlena: We don’t know. Rafe is sending a detective to talk to her. Maybe she can remember something that could help lucas.

Kate: Yeah, well, assuming she’s not the murderer.

Allie: Why would sarah kill abigail?

Kate: I don’t know. I don’t know, but anything’s possible.

Marlena: Rafe said he would contact me if has any news at all, so if I hear from him, I will let you know.

Kate: Look, I wanna thank you for helping. I know that–I know that you’re upset with me and with lucas, so…

Allie: Wait, what? Grandma kate, why would she be upset with you?

Chad: Ej can have my shares. I don’t care about them. They mean nothing to me.

Sonny: Really? You don’t–you don’t care about them at all?

Chad: No, honestly, I owe him after what I did. This morning, he pointed out my hypocrisy.

Sonny: Hypocrisy? Your hypoc–how are you a hypocrite?

Chad: Well, I went after him for allowing clyde weston to stay free when he was a threat to the family. Meanwhile, I did the exact same thing with lucas.

Sonny: Okay, well, I don’t think it’s fair to compare lucas to clyde weston.

Chad: He kidnapped sami and it may have cost abby her life.

Sonny: Okay, we don’t know that.

Chad: Well, if it is true, and lucas did kill her, then I could’ve prevented it if I told the truth. He would be behind bars, and abby could be alive still.

Sonny: Okay, chad.

Chad: If that is true, I will never forgive myself.

Sarah: I didn’t say that I was at the mansion. I just said that I was planning on speaking to abigail.

Jada: Seems like you’re parsing your words, dr. Horton. Were you there or weren’t you?

Maggie: You have no right to harass my daughter.

Jada: I just want her to answer the question.

Xander: Sarah, don’t say another word.

Jada: Please stay out of it, mr. Cook.

Xander: Listen to me, sarah. You don’t have to answer anything. You don’t have to talk to her at all if you don’t want to.

Jada: He’s right, but it would make me wonder what it is you’re hiding.

Xander: Detective, that’s enough. In case you haven’t noticed, you interrupted our wedding, and I’m gonna have to ask you to leave.

Rafe: You said sarah headed for the door? Did she run off?

Lucas: She stopped in the doorway.

Rafe: Why did she stop?

Lucas: I think she dropped something.

Rafe: Did you see what it was? Was it a knife? After trying lots of things to manage her

Johnny: Look, I wanted to be patient. I tried to give you your space, but I watched my parents’ lives fall apart. I watched my uncle chad have his heart ripped out, and all i could think about was just how– how quickly it can all go away. One minute, you’re starting your new life together; the next–gone, and so it became impossible to wait… because every minute that goes by without me telling you how I feel is a minute wasted, and I’m not gonna do it. I’m not gonna stand back and risk losing you, chanel, because I know that you’re the right person for me, and I’m the right person for you, and I know you might have feelings for my sister, but I believe in my soul that we belong together, and we can’t lose any more time.

[Dramatic music]

Will you marry me, chanel?

Marlena: You didn’t tell her?

Allie: Tell me what? Will somebody explain to me what’s going on?

Kate: I was about to tell you when um–when marlena knocked on the door. Allie, I just–I don’t know how to say it. I knew that your dad kidnapped your mom.

Allie: What? You knew the whole time?

Kate: No, I didn’T. I didn’t know the whole time. I found out after she had been rescued, because believe me, if–if I had known while she was still missing, I would’ve told someone.

Allie: Yeah, easy to say now. You let me go on and on about what a hero my dad was, and meanwhile, you knew–you knew that he was–I don’t even know what to call him.

Kate: He is still your father, allie.

Allie: No, he’s a kidnapper and maybe worse.

Kate: No, we don’t know that.

Allie: Why didn’t you say anything? You just sat at the wedding with your mouth shut while they– while they exchanged vows, they exchanged rings?

Kate: Yes. Yes, because I believed that they loved each other.

Allie: He kidnapped her! The whole thing was based on a lie. If chad hadn’t burst in, they’d be married right now.

Kate: Allie, I’m just– I am so sorry. I’m so sorry.

Allie: Does grandpa roman know?

Kate: Yes, he does, and um, he’s broken off our relationship. He doesn’t want to see or talk to me anymore.

Allie: Good. Neither do I.

Sonny: Just relax. Sit down. Okay, you gotta take one thing at a time, all right? Rafe is gonna find out if it was lucas or somebody else, and then he’s gonna bring that person to justice.

Chad: Great. I mean, as much as I want to find out who the killer is, it’s not gonna change anything. I mean, abby’s still gone. I’m nothing without her.

Sonny: Hey, knock it off, okay? That’s not true. You still have the kids.

Chad: Yeah, I’m about as good a father to them as I am a brother to ej.

Sonny: You are a great father, all right? You love them, and they know that.

Chad: Yeah, I love them with every fiber of my being, but it’s really hard to be a loving dad when you are so filled with…rage and regret.

Sonny: Chad, you’re doing your best.

Chad: Am I? Doesn’t feel that way. You know, when abby used to put them to bed, she would–she would always tell them this long, beautiful story with a new adventure every night. She would do all of the… voices and sing songs, and it was the best part of the day for all three of them and me most nights. It’s all–it’s all I got– just to read a chapter without breaking down in front of them.

Sonny: Okay, fine, but you’re with them, okay? And they feel that. You’re trying, and that’s all that matters.

Chad: Yeah, but what if it’s not enough? What if I’m not enough?

Sonny: Okay, hey, look at me. Listen to me. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed–that you feel like you need backup, you call me, all right? I’m your friend. Actually, I’m your best friend the last time I checked. Okay, so if you need help sprucing up a story, taking the kids to the park, movie theater, I’m here. I’m here, no matter what, and that means I’m also here for you–any time you need to talk on the phone, any hour of the day or night.

Chad: [Sniffles] You’re running titan though.

Sonny: Doesn’t matter. I don’t care. I promise I’ll always make time for you, no matter what.

Rafe: So what sarah was looking at on the floor, was it a knife?

Lucas: I don’t know.

Rafe: What does that mean? You know, like, you didn’t see it, or you don’t remember?

Lucas: I do remember. It’s just her back was to me, and I saw her bend down to pick something up, and then she shoved it into her pocket, but i couldn’t make out what it was. Then she ran off. Sorry.

Rafe: Okay. So then what did you do next? Did you go after her?

Lucas: No.

Rafe: Did you go upstairs? Did you see abigail?

Jada: I’m afraid I can’t leave without getting answers to my questions.

Xander: You’ll get your answers, I assure you, but not right now.

Maggie: Please, detective. Give them a chance to get married.

Xander: I promise you, sarah will be in touch. But right now, we have to finish our wedding.

Jada: Is that what you want, dr. Horton?

Sarah: Baby, I’m so sorry. I can’t do this right now.

Xander: Sarah, I know this has been very upsetting, but clearly, the detective has made a big mistake.

Jada: So you’ve said.

Xander: Detective, please. Look, tomorrow, we’ll go down to the police station together, and we’ll straighten all this out. But right now, today, all I wanna do is marry you, to finally make you my wife, and– maggie, help me out here.

Maggie: We were almost up to the vows. It would be five more minutes, and the two of you would be married.

Sarah: Honey, I can’T. I can’T. This is–this is too much. Like, how can I give our wedding my full attention when–

Xander: None of this matters.

Sarah: I wanna cooperate. She’s trying to solve abigail’s murder, and I loved abigail. She rescued me. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be here with you now.

Maggie: I understand. Of course.

Sarah: You understand that I have to do everything I can to help–answer all of her questions? I’ll go with you.

Xander: Sarah, no.

Jada: Good decision.

Sarah: I have nothing to hide. I’ll make a statement. I’ll tell you anything you want.

Xander: Detective, can we– please, can you at least give us a moment alone?

[Dramatic music]

Lucas: I remember now. I remember; it’s all coming back to me. After sarah left, I didn’t go upstairs. I didn’t see abigail.

Rafe: What did you do?

Lucas: My hand–my hand was throbbing, and I looked down, and it was bleeding, and i didn’t wanna bleed all over the place, so–so I went back to the bar to grab another towel. Once I wrapped the towel around my hand, I went back out the way I came in.

Rafe: You left through the french doors?

Lucas: Yes!

Rafe: Okay, so where did you go?

Kate: Allie, if you could just give me a chance to explain–

Allie: There’s nothing to explain. You lied. You protected a criminal.

Kate: I protected my son, because I didn’t want him to go to prison.

Allie: I can’t listen to these excuses. Grandma, I have to get out of here. Can you watch henry?

Kate: I’ll watch henry.

Allie: No, you stay away from him. He’s sleeping; do you mind?

Marlena: No. But I do–but–

Chanel: Johnny, get up, get up!

Johnny: Okay, okay, okay, I’ll get up, because you asked me to. But I’m still waiting on an answer. You–you admitted how happy you were with me, and we would still be together right now if not for the devil.

Chanel: Maybe.

Johnny: No, not “maybe.” Right now, you and I would be looking forward to celebrating our first anniversary together.

Chanel: So much has happened since then.

Johnny: I know. I know, I know. And–and–and we’ve lost a lot of time, but we don’t have to lose any more. Look, I want you, chanel. I need you. I love you… and I know you love me.

From prom dresses

[Dramatic music]

Sonny: Here you go, man.

Chad: Thank you.

Sonny: [Sighs]

Chad: Did you hear something?

Sonny: Hear what?

Chad: It sounded like there was a car in the driveway.

Sonny: No, I didn’t– I didn’t hear anything. We’re safe.

Chad: That’s right. It happens all the time. I hear a car in the driveway, or someone outside the door, and for a moment, I think that it’s her, and she’s gonna walk into the room and light it up with her smile. Every morning, before I wake up, before I open up my eyes, there’s a–a second or two while I’m still half asleep, and–and I think to myself that when i roll over, she’s gonna be right there next to me.

[Sobbing] But she’s not– but she’s not at the door, and she’s not lying in bed next to me, and she never will be.

[Sobbing] I’m sorry.

Sonny: Come on, man. You don’t have to apologize.

Chad: [Sobbing] It’s just–it’s just that i feel–I feel so lost, and I– and this just takes everything that I have to hold it all together.

Sonny: You don’t have to– chad, hey.

[Glass clanks]

Sonny: You don’t have to.

Chad: [Crying]

Lucas: I staggered out the doors, and I remember thinking I had to get out of there as soon as possible. But I was so drunk. I kept falling. But I kept gettin’ up, and I made it. I made it to the salem inn.

Rafe: So you went straight to the inn from there?

Lucas: Yeah! Yeah! I mean, I don’t know how I ended up in my room, but– you know what this means? This means I didn’t do it, rafe! I didn’t do it! I didn’t go upstairs! I didn’t kill abigail! I didn’t do it! I didn’t kill her!

Jada: I’ll wait in the foyer for you, dr. Horton.

Maggie: I’ll walk you out, detective.

Xander: Sarah, this is crazy. There’s no reason for you to answer questions about abigail. You didn’t go over there.

Sarah: Yeah, but I wanted to.

Xander: But you didn’T. You said it yourself. You loved her. You had no reason to hurt your cousin.

Sarah: But what if I did?

Xander: Don’t even think that.

Sarah: I don’t remember everything from that night, xander.

Xander: So what?

Sarah: So what? You know that I have been hallucinating, seeing kristen all over the place. It happened that night that I saw victor with the pen. I thought it was a syringe and he was coming after me.

Xander: We don’t have to talk about it now.

Sarah: I attacked nicole. I pulled a knife on chanel.

Xander: And they’re both fine.

Sarah: What if I did the same thing to abigail? What if I went over there that night, and I thought that I saw kristen and I murdered her?

Kate: Well, looks like I’ve screwed up my relationship with my granddaughter as well.

Marlena: I wouldn’t give up on her just yet.

Kate: I don’t know, I mean, she’s–she’s been through so much, and I just made things worse for her. But you–you didn’t mean to hurt her.

Kate: That doesn’t matter. She hates me. She hates lucas. She shouldn’t be alone right now.

Marlena: Yeah, I know you’re worried about her, but you can’t be the person to be there for her.

Kate: No, I can’T. So I’m just grateful that she’s surrounded by other people who love her.

Johnny: You do still love me, don’t you? I can see it. I can see it in your eyes.

Chanel: Yes. Yes, I do, I–I love you too.

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Xander: Why not? I mean, if kristen hadn’t shipped you off to that godforsaken island, we’d have celebrated our first anniversary by now. I don’t see any reason to wait. Unless you’ve changed your mind?

Sarah: No, no. No, I can’t wait to marry you. But, like–but don’t you want a wedding with all of your family and friends?

Xander: [Snorts] Those are few and far between for me, I’m afraid. My best–my only mate just reminded me there’s no guarantees in this life. You have to seize the day.

Sarah: Carpe diem. We learned that the hard way, didn’t we?

[Chuckles]

Xander: [Sighs] The only thing–the only person I need for a real wedding is my bride, the woman I love with all my heart and soul. So, sarah horton…

Sarah: Mm-hmm?

Xander: Will you marry me, today?

Sarah: [Laughing] Yes!

Xander: [Sighs]

Sarah: Now you can put that ring back on my finger.

Gwen: [Groans] Great. Maybe I should phone up “law & order: Special library unit” to find out the case of the missing bloody pages.

Roy: Rizczech.

Gwen: Roy. What’s up?

Roy: Brought you some company. Meet your new cell mate.

[Dramatic music]

Nancy: [Chuckles] Well, if it isn’t my least favorite…weasel. Hmm, have you heard the news?

Leo: You’re leaving town to join the circus? I always thought you’d make a great lion tamer.

Nancy: [Chuckles] You think you’re so damn funny, don’t you?

Leo: Ugh, what is your news? I don’t have time for schmoozing.

Nancy: Just forget about it. It’s all about my fella, and what’s it to you anyway?

Leo: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Your fella? Clyde weston?

Nancy: Yes. He was exonerated. He has an airtight alibi for the night that abigail was killed.

Leo: Whoa. Color me shocked.

Nancy: I told you all along that he was innocent. The only thing that he’s guilty of is, well, buying a piece of stolen jewelry. The person that he bought it from, that’s the real killer.

Marlena: I want to take you back to june 10th. Do you know where you were?

Lucas: I’m at the pub.

Marlena: Are you alone?

Lucas: No, my mom’s here with me. She just told me that abigail knows the truth. She knows that I’m the one who kidnapped sami.

Marlena: Okay. Tell me what happened next.

Lucas: I’m freaking out. I know that if abigail writes about it, if she–if she tells anybody, if she tells ej, that that’s it for me.

[Breathes shakily] My mom’s trying to tell me that abigail isn’t gonna say anything, but I– I don’t believe her.

Marlena: And then what?

Lucas: She–she left. And I, uh… I’m going around the bar. I’m grabbing a bottle of liquor.

Marlena: What happened next?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Gwen: You’re my new cellmate?

Kristen: Disappointed?

Gwen: Bit surprised. I mean, how does a mastermind criminal like kristen dimera end up here?

Kristen: [Chuckles] By choice.

Gwen: So in other words, you mean the authorities have finally caught up to you, then?

Kristen: Oh, please. I could have outrun those morons for the rest of my life. But I missed my little girl. I couldn’t bear the thought of never seeing her again.

Gwen: Well, that is just bloody fantastic. Not only am I stuck behind bars, but now I have to bunk with the woman who destroyed my relationship with the love of my life.

Xander: About your ring…

Sarah: You still have it, right? Kristen gave it back to you when she was pretending to be me and called off the wedding.

Xander: She did. But, um…

Sarah: But what?

Xander: I’m no longer in possession of it.

Sarah: Did you throw it away when you thought that I broke your heart?

Xander: Of course not. I wouldn’t do that with something as important as your engagement ring.

Sarah: Oh, thank god.

Xander: No, I sold it.

Sarah: What?

Xander: There was something I really needed to buy.

Sarah: What?

Xander: This.

Sarah: Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s–it’s very different than the other one. Is that the idea behind it? Was it, you just wanted to get me something new? A fresh start?

Xander: I, um– I didn’t buy this ring for you.

Sarah: Mm. Who’d you buy it for?

Xander: Gwen.

Gwen: You sold my ring to buy one for gwen?

Xander: [Sighs] Sarah, you have to understand. At the time, I thought there was no hope for us. I had no idea you were trapped on that island. I thought you’d run off with rex and wanted nothing more to do with me.

Sarah: Mm, and that was before I’d been given a second dose of a mind-altering drug by the woman you were about to marry.

Xander: I’m so sorry, sarah. Look, if I had known what gwen was capable of, the lengths she was gonna go to, I never would have bought this ring.

Sarah: I know. And obviously, I understand why gwen was so desperate to hold on to you. I just wish she would have chosen to do something a little less extreme, like challenge me to a cage fight or a duel or something.

Xander: She put your life in danger with that drug. I’ll–I’ll never forgive her.

Sarah: Then how about we forget her? Hmm? My meds are working. I mean, it’s probable that the hallucinations have just stopped, so–

Xander: I hope so. I know how terrifying they’ve been for you, looking at someone and seeing kristen dimera instead.

Sarah: And wanting to kill them. Xander, I’m– I’m so lucky that there was always a third person there to talk me down. I could’ve really hurt someone.

Kristen: Don’t blame all of this on me.

[Chuckles] You wouldn’t even be with xander if I hadn’t shipped sarah off to that island.

Gwen: Oh. Oh, kristen, darling, I’m so very grateful to you. I mean, look around here. I’m living the dream, thanks to you.

Kristen: Well, I can’t help it if you’re not smart enough to stay out of this joint.

Gwen: Excuse me, I am the one who helped keep you out of prison. You blackmailed me into helping you escape. You said if I didn’t, you would tell xander the truth.

Kristen: And when xander started looking into sarah’s disappearance, I’m the one who gave you the mask.

Gwen: So that I could pose as sarah and go to him and tell him to leave her alone and go back to me, which I did.

Kristen: And did he buy it?

Gwen: Yes, but–

Kristen: But nothing.

[Chuckles] Oh, my god. I gave you everything you needed to walk down that aisle with that stupid ape, and abigail is the one who got in your way. So if you want to blame someone for destroying your relationship, blame your little sister.

Leo: The cops already have someone in custody for abigail’s murder.

Nancy: Already? Who? Lucas horton?

Leo: Mm-hmm.

Nancy: That’s impossible. He’s abigail’s uncle. He loved her.

Leo: I assume he loved his fiancée too, and yet he’s accused of kidnapping her. Sounds like herr horton was on quite a crime spree.

Nancy: This isn’t possible. I’ve known lucas for years. He’s–he’s incapable of murder. It must be the brain tumor.

Leo: He has a brain tumor? The article didn’t mention that.

Nancy: Oh, that’s right. He made it up.

Leo: He lied about having a terminal illness? Even I’ve never sunk that low. Well, I don’t know if he’s lost his marbles or what, but he sure sounds guilty to me.

Nancy: No, lucas has done some terrible things in his life, but he would never have killed abigail. The police are barking up the wrong tree. Psoriatic arthritis,

Clyde: Man, I could lose everything, thanks to you. My job, my girl, my freedom. But I’m gonna get me some payback when I sue you and the rest of the keystone cops for false arrest.

Jada: You could sue, but you’d lose.?

Jada: I’m sure commissioner hernandez explained that he had every right to bring you in. You’d been in possession of stolen property which was linked to a murder.

Clyde: Young lady, I was wronged by the cops, and I’m gonna hold ’em accountable.

Jada: Fine, bring your suit. But just know that if you do, what you did to ej dimera will most likely get dragged into this.

Clyde: How do you know about that?

Jada: Admittedly, it’s his word against yours, but a good prosecutor could really build a strong case against you. And from what I hear, melinda trask is desperate for a win and will do anything to get it. So instead of borrowing trouble, why don’t you back off?

Clyde: Who the hell are you?

Jada: Jada hunter. Pleasure to meet you, mr. Weston.

Clyde: I’m gonna take my break.

Rafe: I have to admit, that was very impressive.

Jada: Does that mean I’m hired?

Sarah: So what are you gonna do with that ring? Do not say give it to me.

Xander: Of course not. I’m gonna trade it in. I bought this at the same pawn shop that I sold yours, so I can just do a simple swap, and then we can get married.

Sarah: Do you think they still have my ring?

Xander: I’m very optimistic.

Sarah: Hmm, okay. Well, then all we need is someone to officiate.

Xander: Your mum can do it.

Sarah: My mother?

Xander: She got ordained online. Yeah, last fall, she married justin and bonnie.

Sarah: Oh, I bet victor loved that.

Xander: Actually, I heard he behaved himself and they had a lovely ceremony. In fact, there’s a rumor going around that bonnie and vic are getting on rather well. And if that’s possible, then pulling off our wedding should be a piece of cake.

Sarah: So we’re really doing this.

Xander: We are really doing this.

Sarah: [Squeals]

Xander: [Chuckles]

Gwen: You want me to blame abigail for my troubles?

Kristen: Well, I guess you can’t blame her that much since she’s dead, but don’t take your frustration out on me.

Gwen: Doesn’t really leave too many people to take them out on, does it? Why are you looking at me like that?

Kristen: Well… it just occurred to me that your sister was viciously murdered, stabbed repeatedly in her own bed. Clearly whoever did that was filled with rage.

Gwen: Or maybe it was a robbery, and abigail was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Kristen: [Chuckles] No, I don’t think so. Mm-mm. See, I think this was personal. See, whoever came at abigail with that knife hated her with a passion. Like you, gwen. See, you despised your sister for exposing you right before you were about to marry the love of your life. You came so close, and she took it all away.

Gwen: So I’m your prime suspect then, am I?

Kristen: Mm.

Gwen: You know what? I think you’ve been reading too many of these.

Kristen: Are you saying that you didn’t have a motive?

Gwen: I had motive, yes. But you see, there’s a tiny little problem there with your theory. I couldn’t have killed abigail. You know why? ‘Cause I was locked up in here.

Kristen: Mm.

Marlena: Lucas, you took a bottle of liquor from behind the bar at the pub. Did you–did you stay there and drink it?

Lucas: No. No, I went to the park.

[Groans] I was beyond upset. I knew if abigail told anyone what I had done, I’d lose sami. I’d lose everything. I just–I just wanted to forget, so I kept drinking. But then…

[Grunts] I left.

Marlena: Where did you go when you left the park?

Lucas: Abigail. Abigail, it’s your uncle lucas. I need to talk to you now.

[Breathing heavily] Oh, my god. Oh, my god, I was there. I went to see abigail.

Nancy: Clyde?

Clyde: Oh, nancy.

Nancy: Clyde… I heard you were released.

Clyde: Yeah. Good to be out. Even better to see you.

Nancy: Mm. I’m glad. So I hear you have an airtight alibi?

[Both sigh] The security footage from the dock.

Clyde: Yeah. Kind of glad big brother caught me fishing.

Nancy: Well, like I said, I’m glad for you. I mean, I know you’ve done some questionable things, but, clyde, I knew there was no way you could have killed that innocent young woman in cold blood.

Clyde: That’s one crime I swear to you I did not commit.

[Sighs] But I have to admit, not all my misdeeds are in the past.

Nancy: What do you mean?

Clyde: I owe you an apology. It was dead wrong of me to give you that stolen bracelet.

Leo: Hey!

Xander: Watch it.

Leo: Oh. [Gasps] My, my, what do we have here?

[Gasps] Xandy. I’ve dreamt about this day. The answer’s yes.

Xander: Just be careful with that.

Leo: What, it’s not for me?

Xander: Course it’s not for you, you idiot. It’s for sarah. We’re getting married today.

Leo: What about gwen? Oh, is she just out of sight, out of mind?

Xander: Gwen destroyed our relationship when she poisoned sarah with that second dose of rolf’s drug.

Leo: Well, if you’re getting married today, she must be okay now.

Xander: Gwen didn’t cause any permanent damage, thank god, but sarah’s been struggling for months. They’ve only just figured out her dose, and she’s finally back in her right mind.

Leo: Are you sure about that? I mean, she’d have to be nuts to marry you with that heinous ring.

Xander: I have a wedding to get to.

Leo: Yeah, for the record, gwen only did what she did because she loved you. And you led her to believe you loved her too, or have you forgotten? It wasn’t that long ago you were putting a ring on her finger.

Kristen: So… you were in prison when abigail was murdered? Huh?

[Chuckles]

Roy: Hey, rizczech.

Gwen: Oh, hi, roy.

Roy: Mm-mm. You missed bed check. Where the hell have you been?

Gwen: That’s right. And thanks to abigail outing me at my wedding, I was already serving my time here for helping you kidnap her.

Kristen: Hmm. And giving sarah another dose of that drug? Yeah, word gets around.

Gwen: So then since I was locked up, it should be obvious to you now I could not have possibly killed my sister.

Kristen: Hmm. Well, I suppose, to the average person, I’d consider that an airtight alibi. But a criminal mastermind like me? There’s plenty of ways of getting in and out of this place if you know what you’re doing.

Gwen: Mm. And if you happen to have a woman that looks exactly like you and who is willing to take your place.

Kristen: Well, they say everyone has a twin.

Gwen: Well, not me. I don’T. No. No twins, no friends, and…no way out.

Kristen: Aww. Well, then I guess you’re right, gwen. Hmm? You do have an alibi.

Maggie: Oh, sarah. Oh, my goodness, are you a sight for sore eyes.

Sarah: Hi, mom. What’s wrong?

Maggie: Oh. [Chuckles] I was just reading about lucas.

Sarah: [Sighs]

Maggie: You know, I am still– I’m trying to process that he’s the one that kidnapped sami.

Sarah: [Sighs] You know, as a kidnap victim myself, I can tell you that some people will just go to extremes for love.

Maggie: [Sighs] Yeah. And as awful as holding sami captive was, I cannot believe that he is the one that murdered abigail.

Sarah: No, I–I don’t– I don’t think so either. But it does sound like he fell off the wagon pretty hard.

Maggie: Yeah. He must have been in a very– a very dark and desperate place. And god knows I know about that myself. Hey, but you know what? The lucas that I know, he’s not capable of that kind of violence.

Sarah: Yeah. I agree, mom.

Maggie: I wish someone would convince the police.

Rafe: Detective hunter, as much as I appreciate the assist with clyde, we still do have to go through the formality of this interview.

Jada: Course, commissioner. Steve johnson let me know that you’re very diligent.

Rafe: Oh, well, he had many good things to say about you as well. In fact, he couldn’t recommend you highly enough.

Jada: Well, that’s very kind of you, but he was one of my father’s oldest friends, so you should probably take it with a grain of salt.

Rafe: Ah, yes. Marcus hunter.

Jada: He was a doctor here in salem for years. He always said that this was a great place to live. So when I heard you were down a couple detectives, I took that as an opportunity to bone up on the abigail dimera case.

Rafe: Clearly.

Jada: So, uh, mr. Weston, his alibi, is it solid?

Rafe: Yeah, rock-solid. Time-stamped security footage. But we do have another suspect in custody.

Jada: Lucas horton. I read about that. But unless there’s something you’re holding back, it doesn’t seem like you have much to hold him on.

Rafe: Well, I don’t have a problem telling you that the evidence we have against him is, well, thin. But we are working on that right now.

Marlena: So you went to the dimera house that night.

Lucas: I was banging on the front door. I was yelling for abigail.

Marlena: Did she answer?

[Knocking at door]

Lucas: Abigail, I know you’re in there; open up. No, no she didn’t answer. I tried the door, but it was locked.

[Dramatic music]

Marlena: Lucas, did you leave?

Lucas: No. I went in through the french doors. Abigail, are you in here? Abigail! She wasn’t there, so I decided to fix myself a drink and wait.

[Lid clatters]

[Burps] I was slicing a lemon, and the knife slipped. Aah! Ow!

[Groaning] Ow! [Groans] Ow.

[Groans]

Marlena: So that’s how you cut your hand? It was on the knife that you used to cut the lemon.

Lucas: Yes.

Marlena: What did you do next? Did you leave?

Lucas: No. No, I started slicing another lemon for my drink, and that’s when I heard a noise from upstairs.

Gwen: There’s just so much that I wish I’d done differently.

Kristen: Regrets are a waste of time, sister.

Gwen: All I have is bloody time. You were right. If I had been more clever, careful, if I hadn’t made so many stupid mistakes, I’d still be with xander.

Kristen: You are better off without him. The guy is a monster who made me think that my baby was dead.

Gwen: That’s only because he couldn’t bear to tell sarah that she’d lost her own.

Kristen: Oh, oh. So…he did it for love, and that makes it okay?

Gwen: No, I didn’t say that.

Kristen: Oh, good, good. Good, because what–what he did was sick and wrong and twisted.

[Sighs] I mean, sarah did give me rachel back. I mean, I did have to chase her all the way to paris.

Gwen: So you don’t blame her, then?

Kristen: No. No, I don’T. She was a grieving mother. And xander made her pain a thousand times worse with his lies.

[Chuckles] So hey, if she wants to be with him, let her have him. You just gotta sit back and relax and just watch their relationship combust on its own.

Gwen: Yeah, like that’s ever gonna happen.

Kristen: [Chuckles] I don’t know. What I’ve seen is, uh, sarah is still a bit…off.

Maggie: Come on. As worried as I am about lucas…

Sarah: Mm-hmm.

Maggie: Right now, I want to hear from you. How are you doing, sweetheart?

Sarah: I’m doing better. Yeah, I, uh–my hallucinations are under control, thanks to my meds. And…I haven’t had a kristen sighting in a couple days, which is good.

Maggie: I’m glad. You know, I was really worried that what gwen did to you would keep you from getting on with your life.

Sarah: Yeah, I don’t think that you have to be worried. I’m, um… I’m hopeful about the future. And I want to seize the day.

Maggie: Okay.

Sarah: So…are you busy?

Maggie: Uh, no. [Chuckles] Why?

Sarah: Xander and I were wondering if you would marry us.

Maggie: Oh, now?

Sarah: Mm-hmm. Yeah, we don’t want to wait. He’s–he’s picking up my ring as we speak, and then we’ll be good to go.

Maggie: [Sighs] Are you sure that’s what you want?

Sarah: More than anything.

Maggie: Well, I know that’s what xander wants.

Sarah: [Chuckles]

Maggie: I saw him while you were gone, and he was a broken man. I mean, all those months, he never–he never got over you.

Sarah: Well, he doesn’t have to. I’m back. And we can finally start our life together.

Jada: Did you find the murder weapon?

Rafe: The knife? Not yet. But there is another person of interest in the mix.

Jada: Oh?

Rafe: Yeah.

Jada: And you’re looking into it?

Rafe: Yeah. But the description that clyde provided has been, well, let’s say less than helpful. So at the moment, uh, lucas is the person of interest that we’re focusing on. Speaking of which, I should get back to the station, see if there’s anything new. You coming?

Jada: Does that mean I got the job?

Rafe: Welcome to salem pd.

Marlena: Lucas, tell me about what you heard.

Lucas: I’m not sure.

Marlena: What did you do next?

Lucas: I walked towards the foyer, and I heard some sort of commotion, so I stopped.

Marlena: And then?

Lucas: I saw someone rushing down the stairs toward the front door.

Marlena: Who was it?

[Suspenseful music]

Lucas: Oh, my god.

Migraine attacks?

Maggie: Sarah, are you almost ready?

[Sighs]

Sarah: [Giggles] Well? What do you think? It’s not bad after months in storage on a tropical island.

Maggie: Sweetheart, you look beautiful.

Sarah: [Chuckles]

Xander: I’ll second that.

Sarah: [Gasps]

Maggie: [Gasps]

Sarah: Oh! You clean up so nice.

Xander: Well, especially since I have this.

Sarah: Is that the sporran I got you?

Xander: It is. I found it with the note that you left me after I thought you’d left me. You were right. No kilt would be complete without it.

Sarah: Just like I’m not complete without you.

Xander: Well, in addition to being very handsome, it’s also quite practical. Look.

Sarah: [Gasps] You got my ring back. They still had it. Thank god.

Xander: If they hadn’t, I’d have gone to the ends of the earth to track it down for you.

Sarah: Hmm. So all we need now are wedding bands.

Xander: Hmm, as I said, very practical.

Sarah: [Chuckles]

Maggie: [Laughs] Well, I believe we have everything now. So come on, let’s get on with this thing. Let’s make you husband and wife.

Clyde: I wish I could tell you how much I’d like to waltz into one of them fancy jewelry stores and just buy the most expensive bracelet they got. But I can’t afford that. So if I’m gonna give you the kind of present you deserve, I gotta cut corners.

Nancy: Clyde, you don’t have to give me fancy gifts to impress me.

Clyde: Well, that’s what you’re used to, isn’t it? I mean, I’m guessing that doctor ex-husband of yours would give you anything that you wanted.

Nancy: [Chuckles] Except for the one thing I wanted most, clyde. A man who loved me.

Clyde: He didn’t love you?

Nancy: No. He di–he does. Clyde, craig was never in love with me.

Clyde: Yeah.

Nancy: He spent years lying to me and to himself.

Clyde: Well, that’s tough.

Nancy: So, um, the best– the most valuable thing that you could ever give me is honesty.

Clyde: Okay. From here on out, it’s nothing but the god’s honest truth. Though I do have to say that even though I lied to you about how I acquired that bracelet, I wasn’t lying about who I got it from.

Nancy: Some guy.

Clyde: Yeah. I just wish I could remember exactly what he looked like.

Rafe: So there are a couple empty desks. You can feel free to take…

Marlena: Rafe…

Rafe: Either one. Yes? And this is dr. Marlena evans, the psychiatrist who hypnotized lucas horton.

Marlena: Nice to meet you.

Jada: Dr. Evans.

Rafe: So how’d it go? Was lucas able to remember anything about the night abigail was murdered?

Marlena: Yes. Absolutely.

From prom dresses

Nancy: The police have someone in custody right now.

Clyde: You don’t sound too happy about that.

Nancy: Well, I’ve– I’ve known this person for years, and I don’t think it’s possible for him to have killed abigail. I mean, I– clyde… I want you to take a look at this picture and tell me if this is the person who sold you the bracelet.

Clyde: Well, that’s lucas. Kate’s boy. It wasn’t him.

Nancy: [Sighs]

Clyde: No.

[Scoffs] I wish I could figure out who this weasel was, make him pay for what he did to me.

Nancy: [Chuckles] I just had to deal with my own little weasel. Leo stark. The man that my husband left me for.

Clyde: You ask me, he did you a favor. He did me one too.

Nancy: Thank you. That’s very sweet, clyde, but…

[Sighs] Leo stark is pond scum. He makes whoever sold you that bracelet look like a prince.

Clyde: Well, maybe. But if I find out who it is, little hustler who jammed me up, man, there’s gonna be trouble.

Lucas: What did rafe say?

Marlena: He said don’t worry. He’s on it.

[Phone beeps]

Rafe: Chad, wanted to give you a heads up, I’m bringing in a person of interest.

Maggie: We are gathered here today to join this man and this woman in holy matrimony. If anyone can show just cause as to why these two people should not be joined in marriage– I can’t imagine who that might be, but speak now, or forever hold your peace.

Jada: I can.

Gwen: What do you mean, sarah seems off?

Kristen: Well, before I was transferred here, she came to visit me at the police station in salem. She chewed me out for ruining her life. Told me that she was still having hallucinations. Apparently she sees me everywhere.

Gwen: So I heard.

Kristen: Yeah, it seems like she’s, uh, still feeling that aftereffect of the second jab you gave her. So cheer up, gwennie. If sarah is stuck in crazy town, then maybe she and xander won’t be riding off into the sunset after all.

Maggie: Who are you?

Jada: Detective jada hunter, salem pd.

Maggie: And you have an objection to this marriage?

Sarah: Do you know her?

Xander: Never seen her before in my life.

Jada: I’m afraid I have to bring you in for questioning.

Maggie: Oh, no, xander. What have you done now?

Jada: Not him. Her. I’m here for dr. Sarah horton.

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Allie is at home, on the phone with Tripp. She tells him that she doesn’t know how she feels as she went from her parents getting married to her dad getting arrested for kidnapping her mom. Allie thanks him for checking on her and hangs up as Kate arrives. Kate says she just wanted to check on her and see how she’s doing. Allie responds that she’s just praying that her father isn’t a murderer. Kate hopes today her prayers will be answered as she doesn’t think Lucas killed Abigail and she thinks maybe they will get proof of that today.

Lucas tells Marlena that he just wishes he could remember every single detail of that night. Marlena thinks hypnosis got them halfway there and they can maybe get clarity after they interview Sarah. Lucas wonders what Sarah was doing at the DiMera Mansion. Marlena says only she has the answer to that. Lucas hopes that Sarah can prove to Rafe and Chad that he didn’t kill Abigail.

Rafe calls Chad to give him a heads up that he’s bringing in a person of interest. Chad asks what that means. Rafe responds that they aren’t sure yet. Chad wants to come down there but Rafe says no way in Hell.

Maggie questions who Jada is. Jada introduces herself as Detective Jada Hunter from the Salem PD. Maggie questions her objecting to the marriage. Sarah asks if Xander knows her. Xander says he’s never seen her before in his life. Maggie worries about what Xander has done now, but Jada then reveals that she’s here to bring Sarah in for questioning. Sarah asks why. Xander asks what she could possibly have to question Sarah about. Jada reveals that it’s about the murder of Abigail DiMera, shocking them all.

Chad tells Rafe that he needs to know what information this person has or if they are a suspect and this means Lucas didn’t do it. Rafe assures that he’s doing everything by the book and Chad has shown he can’t restrain himself and if he goes off the handle again, he could jeopardize the entire investigation. Rafe says he will let him know when he knows more, but he needs to promise to stay out of it. Chad asks how he’s supposed to do that and if he wants someone to chain him to a chair. Sonny walks in to the DiMera Mansion and tells Chad that he can do that if he needs him to.

Xander argues that Jada must have been given some bad information but she disagrees. Maggie questions not hearing of her before. Jada explains that she just got hired today. Xander remarks that it explains that she’s anxious to prove herself on her first day but this isn’t the way and tells her to go talk to Rafe about it. Jada reveals that Rafe is the one who sent her here. Xander argues that he must have made a mistake because Sarah doesn’t know anything about Abigail’s murder. Jada wants to hear her say that. Sarah backs up that she doesn’t but Jada says that’s funny because they have an eye witness that puts her at the scene of the crime on the night that Abigail was killed.

Allie doesn’t understand why Lucas plead not guilty since he admitted to kidnapping Sami at the wedding. Kate explains that she convinced him to fight the charges. Allie asks why. Kate worried that if he confessed to kidnapping Sami then they would go ahead and charge him for Abigail’s murder. Allie asks if she’s sure he didn’t do it. Kate says of course he didn’t. Allie doesn’t want to believe it but points out that Lucas was capable of kidnapping Sami, lying about it, and keeping it from all of them for months. Kate then tells her that there’s something she has to talk to her about.

Chanel runs in to Johnny in the town square and asks what he’s doing here. Johnny responds that he was waiting for her because he needs her.

Sonny questions Chad needing him to stop him from going to the police station. Chad screams that he needs to go to the police station. Sonny encourages that Rafe needs to be able to focus on the case instead of dealing with him. Chad asks if he’s just supposed to sit here and lose his mind. Sonny offers to keep him company and keep his mind off things. Chad asks how to think about anything else as he just keeps wondering if it could be true that Lucas killed Abigail and if he was that desperate to keep his secret. Sonny mentions that Will was asking the same questions before he left. Chad asks where he went. Sonny explains that he got some new project and he practically had to force him to go. Chad asks if Will thinks Lucas could be the one who did it. Sonny says no and neither does he. Chad asks why not since Lucas kidnapped Sami. Sonny argues they can’t jump to conclusions. Chad thinks they should accept the fact that it could be him while Sonny points out that this new information could vindicate Lucas and it’s Rafe’s job to find the truth. Sonny tells Chad to just let Rafe do his job.

Rafe enters the interrogation room and informs Lucas and Marlena that Sarah is being brought in as they speak while he will need a statement from Lucas. Lucas says he’ll say whatever he needs. Rafe tells Lucas to just say whatever he remembers from that night. Lucas agrees to do that now so Rafe exits to go get his recorder. Lucas thanks Marlena for helping him remember as he knows it was a lot to ask after everything he did to Sami. Marlena says she can’t begin to understand why he did what he did and she doesn’t condone it. Lucas is so sorry that he hurt Sami, Marlena, and his kids. Lucas knows he’s lost Sami forever and it’s his own damn fault, but now that he remembers seeing Sarah at the DiMera Mansion, he wonders if he could remember more. Marlena says it’s possible for more memories to come back. Lucas feels like a lot is clearing up now. Lucas hopes that Sarah can prove that it wasn’t him who hurt Abigail.

Xander questions Jada who claims they saw Sarah. Maggie asks what exactly they saw. Jada says she can’t say but that the eye witness placed Sarah at the DiMera Mansion on the night of the murder. Xander argues that Sarah was nowhere near the mansion and had no reason to go there but Sarah reveals that’s not true.

Chad paces at home, complaining of not knowing what to do with all his anger and guilt. Sonny questions his guilt when he didn’t do anything. Chad guesses he hasn’t talked to EJ then. Sonny asks what EJ would have to say. Chad reveals to Sonny that he knew Lucas was the one who kidnapped Sami since he discovered Lucas planting evidence on the DiMera computer to frame EJ but he kept quiet because EJ was trying to shut him out of DiMera and kept causing problems for he and Abigail. Sonny realizes Chad then sent his brother to jail which Chad confirms. Sonny says he’s not saying Chad should be proud of it but he’s sure he had his reasons. Sonny asks what now and if EJ is going to press charges. Chad says not if he signs over all his shares of DiMera again. Sonny asks if he’s going to do it.

Allie tells Kate that it sounds serious. Kate responds that it is but they get interrupted by Marlena showing up at the door. Allie comments on having both her grandmothers visit. Marlena says she didn’t know Kate would be there. Kate explains that she came to tell Allie about Marlena hypnotizing Lucas, so maybe now she can tell them both if she was able to do it. Marlena confirms that she was. Kate asks if Lucas remembered anything about the night of Abigail’s murder. Marlena reveals that he did and she wasn’t going to discuss it with Kate, but Lucas asked her to share whatever he recalls with his family. Marlena admits that Lucas did remember going to the DiMera Mansion that night. Allie asks if Lucas killed Abigail. Marlena explains that Lucas remembered going around back to get in to the DiMera Mansion and was making himself a drink when the knife he was cutting a lemon with slipped and he cut himself. Kate realizes that he didn’t use the knife on Abigail then. Allie asks if he remembered anything else. Marlena reveals that Lucas said there was somebody else there that night.

Rafe takes Lucas’s statement and asks him again how he got in to the DiMera Mansion. Lucas tells him that he let himself in through the living room doors. Rafe asks what he did once inside. Lucas admits he made himself a drink and went to a cut a lemon but his hands were shaky, so the knife slipped and sliced his hand. Rafe asks what happened next. Lucas says he walked towards the foyer and that’s when he saw Sarah Horton. Lucas notes that Sarah did not see him as she was agitated and running towards the door. Lucas adds that Sarah was in a total panic.

Sarah states that she did have a reason to go the DiMera Mansion that night. Jada asks what the reason was. Sarah says it was to see Abigail. Xander tells her that she doesn’t have to do this. Jada asks why Sarah would be looking for Abigail. Sarah explains that she had a conversation with Marlena that day, who has been treating her. Jada understands Sarah recently went through a trauma. Maggie argues that Sarah was kidnapped, drugged, and held hostage by a maniac. Xander doesn’t see what that has to do with anything. Jada asks about Sarah’s conversation with Marlena. Sarah says they talked about adjusting her meds and Marlena suggested she go speak to Abigail because she had been through something similar and she thought it was a good idea. Jada questions if Sarah admits that she went to see Abigail that night.

Chanel tells Johnny that she’s really sorry that his family is going through this. Johnny just wants his dad to be okay. Chanel says he seems like a tough guy like him. Johnny says he doesn’t always feel that way. Chanel encourages Johnny about what he’s been through this year and coming out on the other side of battling The Devil. Johnny points out that he still lost her. Chanel says things happen. Johnny complains that his parents could’ve found their way back to each other but now his mom left town and no one knows if or when she’ll ever come home while Chad just lost Abigail forever and he doesn’t want that to happen to them. Chanel assures that she’s not going anywhere and is still his friend. Johnny argues that he wants more than that and to give them another try. Johnny points out that before The Devil ruined everything, they were so happy. Johnny says falling in love with her was the best time of his life and he thinks she was pretty happy too. Chanel responds that so much has happened since then. Johnny says not for him since the feelings are just as strong and never went away. Johnny declares that these are just words and he wants to show her as he pulls out a ring box. Chanel questions what he’s doing. Johnny gives her the box and tells her to open it. She does and finds her engagement ring, remembering that she threw it at him. Johnny says he found it and the second he picked it up, all the memories came rushing back. Johnny reminds her of when he first proposed to her. Johnny says they got married that night and she called it the most romantic day of her life. Chanel questions why he’s doing this when he said he would respect her wishes. Johnny argues that he tried but he can’t just keep pretending that he’s not still in love with her.

Allie questions Lucas seeing Sarah in the mansion on the night of the murder. Kate questions what the hell she was doing there. Marlena explains that Rafe is sending a detective to talk to Sarah so maybe she can remember something to help Lucas. Kate remarks that’s assuming Sarah’s not the murderer. Allie questions why Sarah would kill Abigail. Kate says she doesn’t know but anything is possible. Marlena says she will let them know if she hears from Rafe. Kate thanks Marlena for helping as she knows Marlena is upset with her and Lucas. Allie questions why Marlena would be upset with Kate.

Chad tells Sonny that EJ can have his shares as they mean nothing to him now and he owes it after what he did. Chad adds that EJ pointed out his hypocrisy for going after EJ for allowing Clyde to stay free when he was a threat to the family and he did the exact same thing with Lucas. Sonny doesn’t think it’s fair to compare Lucas to Clyde Weston. Chad points out that Lucas kidnapped Sami and may have cost Abigail her life. Sonny argues that they don’t know that. Chad says if it is true that Lucas killed her, then he could’ve prevented it if he told the truth as Lucas would be behind bars and Abigail could still be alive. Chad declares that if that’s true, he will never forgive himself.

Sarah clarifies that she didn’t say she was at the DiMera Mansion, just that she was planning to talk to Abigail. Jada questions if Sarah was or wasn’t there. Maggie accuses Jada of harassing her daughter. Jada just wants her to answer the question. Xander tells Sarah not to say another word. Jada asks him to stay out of it. Xander argues that Sarah doesn’t have to answer anything or talk to Jada at all if she doesn’t want to. Jada says he’s right but that would make her wonder what Sarah is hiding. Xander says that’s enough and points out that Jada interrupted their wedding, so he’s asking her to leave.

Rafe asks Lucas if Sarah ran out. Lucas recalls Sarah stopping in the doorway as he thinks she dropped something. Rafe questions if it was a knife.

Johnny tells Chanel that he wanted to be patient and tried to give her space, but he just watched his parents lives fall apart and his uncle Chad have his heart ripped out while all he could think about was how quickly it can all go away, so it became impossible for him to wait. Johnny says every minute that goes by without him telling her how he feels is a minute wasted, so he’s not going to stand back and risk losing her because he knows she’s the right person for him and he’s the right person for her. Johnny knows she might have feelings for his sister, but he believes in his soul that they belong together and they can’t lose any more time. Johnny then gets down on one knee and proposes to Chanel.

Marlena questions Kate not telling Allie. Allie asks someone to explain what’s going on. Kate says she was about to tell her when Marlena knocked on the door. Kate doesn’t know how to say it but informs Allie that she knew Lucas had kidnapped Sami. Allie questions her knowing the whole time. Kate clarifies that she found out after Sami had been rescued or else she would’ve told someone. Allie argues that it’s easy to say now and complains that Kate let her go on about how Lucas is a hero when she knew. Kate argues that Lucas is still her father. Allie calls him a kidnapper and maybe worse. Allie questions Kate not saying anything and keeping her mouth shut during the wedding. Kate argues that she believed they loved each other. Allie argues that he kidnapped her so the whole thing was based on a lie and if Chad hadn’t burst in, they’d be married right now. Kate tells Allie that she’s so sorry. Allie asks if Roman knows. Kate confirms that he does and has now broken off their relationship and doesn’t want to see or talk to her anymore because of it. Allie says that’s good because neither does she.

Sonny sits Chad down and tells him to relax and take it one thing at a time. Sonny encourages that Rafe is going to find out if it was Lucas or somebody else and then he will bring that person to justice. Chad says as much as he wants to find out who the killer is, it’s not going to change anything since Abigail is still gone and he’s nothing without her. Sonny points out that he still has his kids. Chad remarks that he’s about as good of a father as he is a brother to EJ. Chad says it’s hard to be a loving dad when filled with rage and regret. Sonny tells him he’s doing his best but Chad doesn’t feel that way. Chad talks about how Abigail would always tell the kids a long bedtime story with a new adventure every night and it was the best part of their day. Sonny points out that Chad is still with the kids and they feel that he’s trying which is all that matters. Chad asks what if he’s not enough. Sonny tells Chad the next time he feels overwhelmed or like he needs backup, he can call him. Sonny reminds Chad that he’s his best friend, so if he needs help with the kids, he’s there no matter what which means he’s also there for him any time he needs to talk. Chad points out that Sonny is running Titan now. Sonny says that doesn’t matter as he promises to always make time for him no matter what.

Rafe questions Lucas if Sarah was looking at a knife on the floor. Lucas says he doesn’t know. Rafe questions if Lucas didn’t see it or he doesn’t remember. Lucas says he does remember but her back was to him and he saw her pick something up and shove it in to her pocket, but he couldn’t make out what it was and then she ran off. Lucas says he’s sorry. Rafe asks what Lucas did next and if he went after Sarah. Lucas says no, so Rafe asks if he went upstairs or if he saw Abigail.

Jada is afraid she can’t leave without getting answers to her questions. Xander assures that she will get her answers, just not right now. Maggie pleads with Jada to let them get married. Xander promises that Sarah will be in touch, but they have to finish their wedding. Jada asks if that’s what Sarah wants. Sarah tells Xander that she’s so sorry but she can’t do this right now. Xander knows this has been upsetting but feels that clearly Jada has made a mistake. Xander tells Sarah that tomorrow they will go to the police station together to straighten this all out, but today he just wants to marry her and finally make her his wife. Xander asks Maggie for help. Maggie points out that they were up to the vows so it’d be just five more minutes and they’d be married. Sarah cries that she can’t as this is too much and she can’t give their wedding her full attention. Sarah wants to cooperate since Jada is trying to solve Abigail’s murder and she loved Abigail. Sarah points out that if it wasn’t for Abigail, she wouldn’t be here now. Maggie says she understands as Sarah decides she must do everything she can to help and answer all Jada’s questions. Sarah tells Jada that she will go with her. Xander tries to tell her no but Jada says that’s a good decision. Sarah declares that she has nothing to hide, so she’ll make a statement and tell her anything she wants. Xander asks Jada to give them a moment alone.

Lucas tells Rafe that he remembers now and it’s all coming back to him as after Sarah left, he didn’t go upstairs and he didn’t see Abigail. Rafe asks what he did. Lucas says his hand was throbbing and bleeding and he didn’t want to bleed all over the place, so he went back to the living room bar for another towel. Lucas says he went back out the way he came in. Rafe asks where he went then.

Kate asks Allie to give her a chance to explain but Allie says there’s nothing to explain as she lied and protected a criminal. Allie doesn’t want to hear Kate’s excuses and asks Marlena to watch Henry because she has to get out of here. Kate offers to watch Henry but Allie tells her to stay away from him. Marlena agrees to do it as Allie storms out.

Chanel gets Johnny up from being down on one knee. Johnny says he’s still waiting on an answer. Johnny reminds Chanel that she admitted how happy she was with him and they’d still be together right now if it wasn’t for The Devil. Johnny says they would be looking forward to their first anniversary together. Chanel repeats that so much has happened since then. Johnny knows they have lost a lot of time but says they don’t have to lose anymore. Johnny tells Chanel that he wants her, he needs her, and he loves her. Johnny adds that he knows she loves him.

Sonny pours drinks for he and Chad. Chad thinks he heard a car in the driveway but Sonny tells him there wasn’t. Chad talks about how it happens that he hears something and thinks it’s Abigail. Chad talks about thinking Abigail would walk in or that she’d be next to him when he wakes up but she’s not and never will be. Chad breaks down crying that he feels so lost and it takes everything he has to hold it all together. Sonny hugs Chad as he cries.

Lucas tells Rafe that he staggered out the doors and remembers thinking he had to get out of there, but he was so drunk that he kept falling but he kept getting up and he made it to the Salem Inn. Lucas assures that he went straight to the Salem Inn and doesn’t know how he made it to his room, but declares that this means he didn’t kill Abigail.

Jada tells Sarah that she will wait for her while Maggie walks her out. Xander argues that this is crazy as there’s no reason for Sarah to answer any questions about Abigail since she didn’t go over there. Sarah points out that she wanted to. Xander repeats that she didn’t. Xander says that Sarah said herself that she loved Abigail and had no reason to hurt her. Sarah asks what if she did because she doesn’t remember everything from that night. Sarah brings up her hallucinations, seeing Kristen all over the place like the night that she thought Victor was coming after her. Sarah adds that she attacked Nicole and pulled a knife on Chanel, so what if she went there that night and thought Abigail was Kristen and she murdered her. Xander hugs Sarah.

Kate tells Marlena that it looks like she’s screwed up her relationship with her granddaughter as well. Marlena says she wouldn’t give up on her just yet. Kate says Allie has been through so much and she just made things worse for her. Marlena points out that Kate didn’t mean to hurt her. Kate says that doesn’t matter since Allie hates her and Lucas. Kate feels Allie shouldn’t be alone right now. Marlena knows she’s worried but she can’t be there for her. Kate is just grateful that Allie is surrounded by other people that love her…

Johnny asks Chanel if she still loves him and says he can see it in her eyes. Chanel admits that she loves him too and they start kissing right as Allie walks up and sees them.

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Update written by Joseph

Sarah questions Xander wanting to get married today. Xander points out that if Kristen hadn’t taken her to that island, they’d be celebrating their one year anniversary by now so he doesn’t want to wait unless she’s changed her mind. Sarah assures that she can’t wait to marry him but asks if he doesn’t want a wedding with his friends and family. Xander says his only friend just reminded me there’s no guarantees in life so you have to seize the day. Xander declares that the only person he needs for a real wedding is her, so he asks her to marry him today. Sarah says yes and they kiss. Sarah then tells him he can put the ring back on her finger now.

Gwen sits in her prison cell with a book and finds pages missing. A guard then brings in Kristen DiMera as Gwen’s new cellmate.

Nancy runs in to Leo in the town square and asks if he’s heard the news. Leo guesses she’s joining the circus and asks what her news is. Nancy says it’s all about Clyde and asks what’s it to him anyway. Nancy then reveals that Clyde was exonerated as he has an airtight alibi for the night Abigail was killed. Leo says he’s shocked. Nancy says she told him that he was innocent and the only thing he’s guilty of is buying a piece of stolen jewelry. Nancy declares that the person he bought it from is the real killer.

Marlena hypnotizes Lucas in the interrogation room. Marlena wants to take him back to June 10th and asks where he was. Lucas recalls being at the Brady Pub with Kate and she just told him that Abigail knows the truth that he kidnapped Sami. Marlena asks what happened next. Lucas says he was freaking out as he knows that if Abigail tells anybody then that’s it for him. Lucas adds that Kate tried to tell him that Abigail wouldn’t say anything but he didn’t believe her and then Kate left. Lucas recalls stealing a bottle of liquor from behind the bar. Marlena asks him what happened next.

Gwen questions Kristen being her new cellmate and says she’s a bit surprised, asking how a mastermind criminal like her ends up here. Kristen says it was by choice. Gwen guesses the authorities finally caught up to her then. Kristen says she could’ve outrun them for the rest of her life but she missed her daughter and couldn’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. Gwen complains about being behind bars and now having to bunk with the woman who destroyed her relationship with the love of her life.

Sarah asks Xander if he still has the ring since Kristen gave it back to him. Xander reveals that he no longer has it. Sarah asks if he threw it away when he thought she broke her heart. Xander assures he wouldn’t do that but he sold it because there was something he really needed to buy. Sarah asks what that was. Xander then pulls out another ring which Sarah notes is very different from her original one. Xander then admits he had bought the ring for Gwen. Sarah questions him selling her ring to buy one for Gwen. Xander tries to explain how he thought there was no hope for them and thought she ran off with Rex. Sarah remarks that was before she was given a second dose of a mind altering drug by the woman he was about to marry. Xander assures that he never would’ve bought the ring if he knew what Gwen was capable of. Sarah understands why Gwen was so desperate to hang on to him, but wish she chose to do something less extreme. Xander knows Gwen put her life in danger and says he’ll never forgive her. Sarah suggests forgetting her then. Sarah points out that her meds are working so it’s probable that her hallucinations have stopped. Xander hopes so since he knows how terrifying it’s been for her to see Kristen. Sarah adds that she wanted to kill Kristen when she envisioned her, so she’s really glad there was always a third person there to talk her down or else she could’ve really hurt someone…

Kristen remarks that Gwen wouldn’t have been with Xander if she hadn’t shipped Sarah off to that island. Gwen mocks being grateful to Kristen and says she’s in prison because of her. Kristen argues that Gwen isn’t smart enough to stay out of prison. Gwen complains that she’s the one who helped keep Kristen out of prison since she blackmailed her in to helping her escape or else she’d tell Xander the truth. Kristen reminds Gwen that when Xander started looking in to the truth, she’s the one who gave Gwen the mask to pose as Sarah. Gwen talks about convincing Xander as “Sarah” to be with her. Kristen argues that she gave Gwen everything she needed to walk down the aisle with Xander, but Abigail is the one who got in her way, so if she wants to blame someone for destroying her relationship, she can blame her little sister.

Leo informs Nancy that the cops already have someone in custody for Abigail’s murder and shows her his tablet. Nancy is shocked that it’s Lucas Horton, calling that impossible since he’s Abigail’s uncle and loved her. Leo points out that Lucas also loved Sami, yet he’s accused of kidnapping her so it sounds like he was on quite a crime spree. Nancy argues that she’s known Lucas for years and he’s incapable of murder. Nancy guesses it must be the brain tumor which Leo questions. Nancy then remembers Lucas made that up. Leo questions Lucas lying about having a terminal illness and remarks that even he’s never sunk that low. Leo adds that Lucas sure sounds guilty to him. Nancy acknowledges that Lucas has done some terrible things but he would never have killed Abigail. Nancy declares that the police are barking up the wrong tree and storms off.

A woman enters the Brady Pub as Clyde is blaming Rafe for the fact that he could lose everything. Clyde threatens to sue Rafe and the rest of the cops for false arrest. The woman interrupts and says Clyde could sue, but he’d lose, as Rafe had every right to bring him in since he was in possession of stolen property which was linked to a murder. Clyde argues that he was wronged by the cops, so he is going to hold them accountable. She warns that if Clyde sues, what he did to EJ DiMera will likely get dragged in to this. Clyde questions how she knows about that. She says it is EJ’s word against his, but a good prosecutor could build a strong case against him and she hears that Melinda Trask is desperate for a win and will do anything to get it. She suggests Clyde back off. Clyde questions who the hell she is. She then introduces herself as Jada Hunter. Clyde decides to take his break and walks off. Rafe stands up and admits that was very impressive. Jada asks if that means she’s hired.

Sarah asks Xander what he’s going to do with the ring. Xander responds that he’ll trade it back to the pawn shop where he sold her ring and get it back. Sarah asks if he thinks they still have it. Xander says he’s very optimistic. Sarah decides they just need someone to officiate the wedding then. Xander suggests Maggie since she got ordained online last year and married Justin and Bonnie. Sarah jokes that she bet Victor loved that. Xander says he heard Victor behaved himself and it was a lovely ceremony. Xander adds that there’s a rumor going around that Bonnie and Victor are getting along well, so if that’s possible then pulling off their wedding should be a piece of cake. They declare they are really doing this and then they kiss.

Gwen questions Kristen wanting her to blame Abigail for her troubles. Kristen guesses she can’t blame her that much since she’s dead, but tells her not to take her frustrations out on her. Gwen feels it doesn’t leave much people to take it out on. Kristen brings up that Abigail was viciously murdered, stabbed repeatedly in her own bed, so clearly whoever did that was filled with rage. Gwen suggests it was a robbery and Abigail was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kristen thinks this was personal and that whoever came at Abigail with the knife, hated her with a passion like Gwen. Kristen says that Gwen despised her sister for exposing her right before she was about to marry the love of her life and she took it all away. Gwen asks if she’s her prime suspect then and suggests she’s been reading too much. Kristen asks if she’s saying she didn’t have a motive. Gwen admits that she did but she couldn’t have killed Abigail because she was locked up in prison.

Marlena asks if Lucas stayed at the Pub and drank the bottle that he stole. Lucas tells her that he went to the park as he was beyond upset and knew that if Abigail told anyone what he had done, he’d lose Sami and everything. Lucas says he just wanted to forget so he kept drinking, but then he left the park. Marlena asks where he went. Lucas recalls going to the DiMera Mansion, knocking on the door and shouting that he needed to talk to Abigail now. Lucas realizes that he was there and went to see Abigail.

Nancy finds Clyde outside the Pub and says she heard he was released. Clyde says it’s good to be out and even better to see her. Nancy heard he has an airtight alibi with security footage from the dock. Clyde is glad he was caught fishing. Nancy is glad as she knows he’s done questionable things but she knew there was no way he could’ve killed Abigail in cold blood. Clyde swears he did not commit that crime but admits that not all of his misdeeds are in the past. Nancy asks what he means. Clyde feels he owes her an apology because it was wrong of him to give her the stolen bracelet.

Xander bumps into Leo in the town square, dropping the engagement ring which Leo picks up and mocks. Xander takes it back and tells him that he and Sarah are getting married together. Leo asks what about Gwen. Xander argues that Gwen destroyed he and Sarah’s relationship when she poisoned Sarah with the second dose of Dr. Rolf’s drug. Leo remarks that Sarah must be okay now if they are getting married today. Xander clarifies that Gwen didn’t cause any permanent damage but Sarah has been struggling for months and just figured out her dose so she’s finally back in her right mind. Leo asks if he’s sure about that since she’d have to be nuts to marry him with that ring. Leo argues that Gwen only did what she did because she loved him and he led her to believe that he loved her too. Leo remarks that it wasn’t that long ago that Xander was putting a ring on Gwen’s finger as he then walks away.

Kristen asks about Gwen being in prison when Abigail was murdered. Gwen thinks back to sneaking back in to the visiting room where the guard questioned where she had been. Gwen tehn tells Kristen that she was in prison thanks to Abigail outing her at her wedding, so she was already serving her time here. Gwen adds that since she was locked up, it should be obvious that she could not have possibly killed Abigail. Kristen supposes that would be an airtight alibi to a regular person but a criminal mastermind like her knows plenty of ways to get in and out of prison. Gwen says Kristen had someone that looked exactly like her to take her place while she has no twin, no friends, and no way out. Kristen guesses Gwen’s right then that she has an alibi.

Sarah goes to the Kiriakis Mansion and greets Maggie. Sarah asks her what’s wrong. Maggie says she was just reading about Lucas and she’s still trying to process that he kidnapped Sami. Sarah guesses some people just go to extremes for love. Maggie adds that as awful as that was, she cannot believe that Lucas is the one that murdered Abigail. Sarah doesn’t think so either but says it does sound like he fell off the wagon pretty hard. Maggie guesses Lucas was in a very dark and desperate place which she knows about herself. Maggie declares that the Lucas she knows is not capable of that kind of violence. Sarah agrees. Maggie wishes someone would convince the police.

Rafe tells Jada that he appreciates the assist with Clyde but they still have to go through the formality of the interview. Jada notes that Steve let her know that he is very diligent. Rafe adds that Steve had many good things to say about Jada as well and couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Jada states that Steve was one of her father’s oldest friends so he can take that with a grain of salt. They talk about Jada’s father, Marcus Hunter, who Jada notes was a doctor in Salem for years and always said it was a great place to live. Jada says when she heard they were down a couple detectives, she took the opportunity to call in on the Abigail DiMera case. Jada asks Rafe about Clyde’s alibi. Rafe assures that it’s rock solid but they do have another suspect in custody. Jada says she heard about Lucas but it doesn’t seem like they have much to hold him on. Rafe admits the evidence is thin but they are working on that now.

Marlena questions Lucas about going to the DiMera Mansion that night. Lucas recalls banging on the door and yelling for Abigail. Marlena asks if she answered. Lucas says that she didn’t, so he tried the door but it was locked. Marlena asks if Lucas then left. Lucas admits he did not and he went in through the side doors, looking for Abigail but she wasn’t in the living room so he decided to fix himself a drink and wait. Lucas remembers he was slicing a lemon and the knife slipped which is how he cut his hand. Marlena asks what he did next and if he left. Lucas says he wrapped his hand and started slicing another lemon for his drink which is when he heard a noise upstairs.

Gwen says there are so many things she wishes she did differently. Kristen calls regrets a waste of time. Gwen responds that all she has is time. Gwen admits Kristen was right that if she had been more clever and careful and not made stupid mistakes, she’d still be with Xander. Kristen argues that Gwen is better off without Xander and calls him a monster, who made her think her baby was dead. Gwen argues that was only because she couldn’t bear to tell Sarah that she lost her baby. Kristen questions doing it for love making it okay. Gwen clarifies that she didn’t say that. Kristen declares that what Xander did was sick, wrong, and twisted. Kristen acknowledges that Sarah did give her Rachel back even if she did have to chase her to Paris. Gwen asks if she doesn’t blame Sarah then. Kristen says that she doesn’t because she was a grieving mother but Xander made her pain worse with his lies. Kristen tells Gwen that if Sarah wants to be with Xander, let her have him. Kristen encourages Gwen to just sit back, relax, and watch their relationship combust on it’s own. Gwen doesn’t think that’s ever going to happen. Kristen is unsure because Sarah is still a little bit off.

Maggie tells Sarah that as worried as she is about Lucas, she wants to hear how Sarah is doing. Sarah responds that she’s doing better as her hallucinations are under control thanks to her meds and she hasn’t seen Kristen in a couple days which is good. Maggie is glad as she was really worried that what Gwen did to her would keep her from getting on with her life. Sarah doesn’t think she has to worry as she is hopeful for the future and she wants to seize the day. Sarah then asks if Maggie is busy. Maggie says she’s not and asks why. Sarah announces that she and Xander were wondering if Maggie would marry them because they don’t want to wait. Sarah adds that Xander is picking up her ring as they speak and then they’ll be good to go. Maggie asks if she’s sure that’s what she wants. Sarah says more than anything. Maggie knows that’s what Xander wants as she saw him while Sarah was gone and he was a broken man. Maggie states that Xander never got over her. Sarah responds that he doesn’t have to because she’s back and they can finally start their life together.

Jada asks if Rafe found the murder weapon. Rafe says not yet, but there is another person of interest in the mix which he’s looking in to but Clyde’s description has been less than helpful so at the moment, they are focusing on Lucas. Rafe decides he should get back to the station to see if there’s anything new and asks Jada if she’s coming. Jada asks if that means she got the job. Rafe welcomes her to the Salem police department and they shake hands.

Marlena asks Lucas about what he heard upstairs. Lucas responds that he’s not sure. Marlena asks what he did next. Lucas remembers walking towards the foyer and hearing a commotion so he stopped and he saw someone rushing down the stairs towards the front door. Marlena questions who it was. Lucas’s eyes open wide as he shouts “Oh my God!”

Maggie asks Sarah if she’s almost ready. Sarah then enters the living room in her wedding dress and jokes that it’s not bad after months of storage on a tropical island. Maggie says she looks beautiful. Xander walks in and agrees. Sarah tells him that she’s not complete without him. Xander then reveals that he got her ring back which she is thrilled by. Xander puts the ring on her finger and says he would’ve gone to the ends of the earth to track it down for her as they kiss. Sarah declares that now all they need are wedding bands which Xander presents her with. Maggie decides they have everything now so they will make them husband and wife.

Clyde wishes he could tell Nancy how much he’d like to just go to a fancy jewelry store and buy the most expensive bracelet they have, but he can’t afford that. Clyde says if he’s going to give her the kind of present she deserves, he has to cut corners. Nancy tells him that he doesn’t have to buy her fancy gifts to impress her. Clyde figured that’s what she’s used to and that Craig would give her anything she wanted. Nancy responds that’s except for what she wanted the most, a man who loves her. Clyde questions Craig not loving her. Nancy explains that Craig was never in love with her and spent years lying to her and to himself. Clyde calls that tough. Nancy tells Clyde that the best and most valuable thing that he could ever give her is honesty. Clyde declares that from here on out, it’s nothing but the God’s honest truth, though he does have to say that even though he lied about he acquired the bracelet, he was not lying about who he got it from. Clyde just wishes he could remember exactly what the guy looked like.

Rafe brings Jada to the police station and directs her to a desk. Marlena comes out from the interrogation room. Rafe introduces Jada to Marlena as the psychiatrist who hypnotized Lucas. Rafe asks Marlena how it went and if Lucas was able to remember anything about the night Abigail was murdered. Marlena confirms that he absolutely did.

Nancy informs Clyde that the police have someone in custody now. Clyde notes that she doesn’t sound too happy about that. Nancy explains that she’s known this person for years and doesn’t think it’s possible for him to have killed Abigail. Nancy shows Clyde a picture of Lucas Horton, asking if that’s the person who sold him the bracelet. Clyde acknowledges that as Lucas, Kate’s son, and confirms it was not him. Clyde wishes he could figure out who this weasel was to make him pay for what he did. Nancy responds that that she just had to deal with her own weasel, Leo Stark, the man that her husband left her for. Clyde remarks that he did Nancy a favor then, and did him one too. Nancy calls that very sweet but says Leo Stark is pond scum and makes whoever sold him that bracelet look like a prince. Leo then comes around the corner and sees them. Clyde declares that if he finds out who it was, there’s going to be trouble.

Marlena returns to the interrogation room and tells Lucas that Rafe said not to worry as he’s on it.

Rafe calls Chad to give him a heads up that he’s bringing in a person of interest.

Maggie begins the wedding ceremony of Xander and Sarah. Maggie asks if anyone can offer just cause of why they should not get married. Jada then walks in and says she can.

Gwen asks Kristen what she means by saying Sarah seems off. Kristen responds that before she was transferred here, Sarah came to visit her at the police station and chewed her out for ruining her life and said she was still having hallucinations as apparently she sees her everywhere. Gwen mentions hearing that. Kristen guesses Sarah is still feeling the after effect of the second jab Gwen gave her. Kristen tells Gwen to cheer up because if Sarah is stuck in crazy town, then maybe she and Xander won’t be riding off into the sunset after all.

Maggie questions who Jada is. Jada introduces herself as Detective Jada Hunter from the Salem PD. Maggie questions her objecting to the marriage. Sarah asks if Xander knows her. Xander says he’s never seen her before in his life. Maggie worries about what Xander has done now, but Jada then reveals that she’s here to bring Sarah in for questioning.

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Sonny: Morning.

Will: Morning. Oh, my gosh, it’s so late. Why didn’t you wake me up?

Sonny: You had a late night. I thought you could use the rest. Yesterday was…pretty rough.

Will: Yeah, I was kind of hoping that everything thappened with my dad was just a horrible nightmare.

Sonny: Well, I kind of wish I could tell you it was.

Lucas: Ow.

[Door opens] Jj, listen to me–

Jj: I just came from the courthouse. I heard that you pled not guilty to kidnapping sami. Even after you admitted that you did to a room full of people. Maybe now you want to admit that you killed my sister?

Kate: Roman told you.

Marlena: You’re damn right he did. Do not come back here.

Kate: Okay. I need your help.

Marlena: You know who needed my help? My daughter needed my help. When your son kidnapped her, and terrorized her… and you said nothing? You covered for him.

Kate: Sami is fine.

Marlena: Sami is fine, physically. In every other way, she is a mess.

Kate: Okay, look, I’m sorry.

Marlena: You’re sorry? Really, you’re sorry because you got caught. Look, it’s bad enough that you knew that your son had kidnapped my daughter and you said nothing about it, but then you sat in that church in front of god and everybody and you were about to allow your son to marry my daughter.

Kate: Okay, for the record, when I learned about lucas, what he had done, sami was already free.

Marlena: Well, you know what? Ej wasn’t free.

Ej: Samantha says she’s leaving salem for good. I think she means it. You know, father, you always taught me that there’s nothing more important than family. And look what I’ve done. I’ve lost samantha, disrespected belle, christian’s turned on me, and I’ve alienated my grieving brother. I haven’t seen or heard from chad in days.

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

[Soft orchestration]

Xander: Oh, bummer. You got dressed.

Sarah: Honey, I left you in there about a half an hour ago.

Xander: I was exfoliating. I rinse the mask off too soon, it doesn’t achieve its full effect.

Sarah: Mm-hmm. You do realize that your skincare routine is about 10 times more elaborate than mine?

Xander: That’s because you’re a natural beauty, darling. The rest of us have to work at it.

Sarah: Oh, is that so?

Xander: Mm-hmm.

Sarah: Well, I happen to think that you are irresistible just the way you are. So, now that you are all scrubbed and polished, are you gonna stand around in that towel all day or what?

Xander: If that’s what you want.

Sarah: I’ll show you what I want.

Xander: Mmm. That’s what I want too.

[Sarah giggles]

Kate: Thank you for letting me in.

Marlena: I didn’t want the neighbors to hear my tirade. Kate, I’ve always known that you could be a little selfish, but I never dreamed that you would let an innocent man rot in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Kate: Ej is hardly an innocent man.

Marlena: He did not kidnap sami. And he did not deserve to go to prison for a crime your son committed.

Kate: Oh, what about all the other crimes that he committed that he never paid for?

Marlena: It doesn’t work like that, kate. You can’t take something that ej did in the past and try to make him pay for it instead of what your son needs to pay for.

Kate: Okay, well, you know, I actually did feel badly for ej and that’s why I led belle to the evidence that exonerated him.

Marlena: And what about sami? Did you feel sorry for her? Because she was the victim of a horrendous crime.

Kate: Oh, please. Sami is nobody’s victim.

Chad: I saw sami on my way in. She leaving town?

Ej: She’ll be back. Her parents are here and her children.

Chad: I thought that now that she knows you didn’t kidnap her, I thought maybe the two of you had a shot of getting back together.

Ej: [Small laugh] So did I.

Chad: Look, um… I’m here because I owe you an apology. I was wrong. Not just wrong. It was, um–I– I made a terrible accusation blaming you for abigail’s death. I was angry that you didn’t tell me that clyde weston threatened our family, but I shouldn’t have gone off on you the way that I did. I jumped to the conclusion that clyde was the one that killed abby… and now it’s clear that it’s someone else.

Lucas: You know how much I loved abigail.

Jj: You loved sami too. Didn’t stop you from hurting her.

Lucas: I know you’re in pain, and I’m sorry.

Jj: I don’t want your damn sympathy. I want answers. And I’m not leaving until I get them. So did you do it? Did you kill my sister?

Lucas: I don’t know.

Jj: How can you not know if you stabbed someone to death?

Lucas: Because I don’t remember anything.

Jj: I can imagine you would wanna forget doing something that horrible– the terror in her eyes, her screaming, crying, begging you to stop… all that blood!

Lucas: Yeah, I understand. I wanted to remember everything, but I can’t because I was drunk. I was–I blacked out!

Jj: Then why do you look so damn guilty?

Lucas: Because I’m ashamed. I hate myself for what I did. I hate myself for kidnapping sami, I hate myself for falling off the wagon, and I hate myself for not knowing what I did after!

Jj: Maybe you just need a little help.

Lucas: What?

Jj: You don’t seem to be having much luck on your own. So maybe I could jog your memory. Maybe I just need to beat the truth out of you! Once upon a time, before jill said yes.

Marlena: I’m aware that sami has gone to extremes when it comes to helping her family. That does not excuse lucas.

Kate: Okay. Lucas made a mistake, but he doesn’t deserve to go to prison.

Marlena: He was just arraigned for kidnapping his fiancé. And he’s under suspicion for killing his niece.

Kate: Lucas isn’t capable of killing anyone, marlena.

Marlena: You know, in my profession, there’s a concept we call “denial.”

Kate: Okay, look, I know that you’re angry. You have every right to be angry. But you don’t really believe that lucas killed abigail, do you?

Ej: I’m sorry again about clyde. I should’ve told you right away that he threatened to hurt our family if I told anyone he was responsible for my shooting.

Chad: Yes, you should’ve.

Ej: I thought making a deal with him was the best way to protect everyone. But as soon as I heard that he was arrested in connection with abigail’s murder, I couldn’t keep quiet any longer. So I went to rafe, and it was too little, too late. You were right, chad. I was arrogant and selfish thinking that I had this all under control.

Chad: It’s the dimera way.

Ej: Hmm. As is putting family first. I am going to help you get justice for your wife. Whatever it takes. So, now we know clyde has an air-tight alibi–

Chad: And lucas does not.

Lucas: You want to hit me? Go head.

Jj: Were you in my sister’s house that night? Did you go up to her room?

Lucas: I don’t know.

Jj: Think! Did you ask abigail to keep quiet about what you did to sami? When she refused, you stabbed her? Ended her life? Answer me!

Lucas: I don’t know! I told you, I told everybody I don’t know! I want to remember, but I can’t, all right? I wish to god I could, but I just can’T.

Jj: Then I guess I’ll have to beat it out of you.

Jennifer: [Gasps] Jj, stop!

Xander: Oh, look at you. You’re glowing and you didn’t even have to exfoliate.

Sarah: Yeah, it’s a gift and a curse.

[Giggling] I think what we just did is better than anything you can buy in a store.

Xander: Well, you know what they say– can’t have too much of a good thing.

Sarah: I can’t, I can’t, I can’T. I have to go to the hospital and pick up a refill of my prescription.

Xander: The adjusted dose seems to be working, yeah?

Sarah: Mm-hmm, yeah, yeah, I haven’t had any hallucinations in a few days, which is just so great, but I don’t think it’s enough that we’re out of the woods yet.

Xander: Well, I’m very optimistic.

Sarah: Yeah, I’m just– I’m so grateful that I didn’t hurt anyone all those times that I saw kristen, you know? I would… I’d never be able to forgive myself.

Xander: I’m so sorry you’re still dealing with all this.

Sarah: Yeah. Well, hopefully it’s done and our life can just finally go back to normal.

Xander: I wish I could say the same for my best mate.

Sarah: Yeah. I noticed that you didn’t talk to jack much at abigail’s funeral.

Xander: Oh, you know, he was surrounded by family. I didn’t want to intrude.

Sarah: I bet he’d really like to hear from you. And better in person.

Xander: Yeah, you’re right. I should stop by. Offer my condolences. And to jennifer too, of course.

Sarah: Mm-hmm.

Jennifer: Jj, what are you doing?

Jj: Trying to find out if your brother killed my sister!

Jennifer: No, let him go! Let him go!

Jj: Not till he answers me!

Jennifer: Jj! Jj, please! I need you to listen to me! I need you to look at me, okay? I need you to let go of lucas and I need you to look at me! Look at me!

Jj: Mom.

Jennifer: Sweetheart, I know, I know, I know.

Jj: [Whispers] She’s gone. Abigail’s gone, and I need– I need to understand it. I need it to make sense.

Jennifer: I understand, I know, I know. We all do. And we all want answers, sweetheart. We all want answers, every single one of us. And when we get those answers, and I promise you, I promise you we will get those answers. Your sister being taken from us is never gonna make sense. I’m sorry.

[Exhales] It was wrong of him to put his hands on you.

Lucas: You and jj have every right to be furious with me. You do. You can yell at me, you can hit me, do whatever you want.

Jennifer: Hit you? I wouldn’t hit you.

Lucas: Why not?

Jennifer: Because you’re my brother, and I love you.

Lucas: Stop. I’m not worthy of that, not now.

Jennifer: Don’t say that!

Lucas: It’s the truth. I made a terrible choice. It wasn’t a slip-up, it was a choice. I chose to drink that night. I knew what would happen if I drank–I knew my life would be turned upside-down, but I did it anyway because of me, because of my pain. I wanted to numb my own pain. I didn’t care about the pain I caused other people.

Jennifer: Lucas. You are a good person.

Lucas: No, I’m not! I’m a coward! I didn’t come clean until my back was against the wall! Don’t you understand that? I did this, jen. I lied. I denied. I framed ej. I did that on my own! So if I go to prison, if I go to a psych ward, or if I get the death penalty, I don’t care. I don’t care because I deserve it.

Sonny: Will, I cannot imagine your father killing anyone let alone his own niece.

Will: It’s like I told allie. If you’d asked me a week ago if my dad was capable of killing anyone, I would’ve said no. Crazy. But I just found out he kidnapped mom. He kept her captive for months.

Sonny: That was totally different! He was scared and terrified he was gonna lose the person he loves the most. Both you and I know what that’s like. And it’s a huge jump from kidnapping to murder.

Will: It’s not that huge, if you’re drunk and you’re desperate. He truly thought he was about to lose everything.

Sonny: And he thought that killing abigail was the solution?

Will: He wasn’t thinking, sonny, that’s what I’m saying. He was operating on emotion, on adrenalin, on fear. He like spent months building up this whole house of cards, and it was about to crash down.

Sonny: Will.

Will: He has the motive, he had the means, he had the opportunity–he has this huge gash on his hand.

Sonny: Will. Will.

Will: That looks bad! How do you explain that?

Sonny: Will. Breathe. Okay? Can you really imagine your father stabbing abigail?

Will: I couldn’t imagine us rolling leo stark’s dead body up into a rug, but we did.

Sonny: That’s totally different.

Will: How? It was anger that turned to violence. My dad was angry and scared. It is entirely possible that he got drunk, he went to confront abigail, things got heated, and he did what he thought he had to do to keep from losing my mom.

Sonny: No. No, I don’t think that’s what happened.

Will: I mean, I hope you’re right. This is all speculation anyway. I don’t know what happened. You don’t know what happened. He doesn’t know what happened. He doesn’t remember anything about that night.

Kate: Even after what he did to sami, there is no way that lucas could’ve killed abigail. No way. I don’t care how drunk he was.

Marlena: What are you doing here? What do you want from me?

Kate: I want you to help my son.

Ej: I knew from the start that lucas was responsible for samantha’s kidnapping but no one believed me. And to add insult to injury, according to roman, kate knew he was guilty and said nothing and was perfectly happy for me to take the fall. I mean, kate and I have had our differences, but I never expected that level of treachery from her.

Chad: But what about from me?

Ej: I’m sorry?

Chad: Kate wasn’t the only one who knew lucas was behind the kidnapping. I did too. I knew you were innocent all along. So I said, “yeah you’re saving hundreds

Will: My mom texted me. She’s leaving salem. And she vows to never, ever, ever come back to this. And the rest is… uh, just profanity.

Sonny: Mmm. Well, she’s very upset, very understandably. Okay, but once she calms down, I promise you she’ll come right back to town.

Will: Can you please distract me from all of this?

Sonny: Okay, well, how about…[Imitates drums] A sweet treat from sweet bits? I got you a blueberry scone.

Will: Oh!

Sonny: And an iced coffee.

Will: Oh, my favorite. Thank you.

Sonny: Mm-hmm. Oh my god, you’re like a scone monster. You’re getting crumbs all over the bed.

Will: Maybe you can help me with that?

Sonny: All over your chest.

Will: Mm-hmm. Get it off. Ohh…

Xander: I’m just so sorry about abigail, jack. I wish I had the words.

Jack: Well, sometimes words are overrated. I saw you at the funeral.

Xander: I wanted to approach you, but… I just kept my distance out of respect.

Jack: And fear of julie.

Xander: Yeah, that too.

Jack: I’m glad you were there, xander. It meant a lot to see you there.

Xander: So many people loved your little girl.

Jack: It was A…[Sniffles] Such a lovely service, wasn’t it? I can’t believe we got through it.

Xander: You’re really strong, jack.

Jack: Yeah. I had jennifer there by my side the whole time. Thank god chad had his brother.

Ej: When did you know it was lucas?

Chad: When I caught lucas planting evidence on a dimera computer.

Ej: The evidence that led to my false imprisonment.

Chad: Ej, I know it was wrong, but I was so angry at you that you kept trying to get under my skin. Johnny’s movie, trying to cut me out of dimera.

Ej: And by conspiring with lucas to frame me, you could run the company on your own. You get what you want, he gets what he wants.

[Light laugh] Makes perfect sense.

Chad: I’ll be honest. I was fine with you getting booted from dimera. But as soon as belle told me that you could be sentenced to 10 years, I– I couldn’t go through with it. I planned to come clean at your trial. I was gonna say that I planted all of the evidence, then I saw you, what I thought was you, forcing yourself on my wife at the courthouse.

Ej: When the devil morphed into me.

Chad: You hurt me, and I wanted to punish you.

Ej: I’m the one in the family that everyone says is as ruthless as father. Turns out I’m not alone. You said you were planning to testify that you planted the evidence. What about lucas?

Chad: I promised kate I wouldn’t implicate him.

Ej: [Laughs] Oh, how big of you.

Chad: All I cared about was keeping you out of prison. I figured that lucas would hang himself eventually. I didn’t see the point in bringing him down with me.

Ej: Ah. And I’m sure kate appreciated that very much. Probably why she didn’t throw you under the bus when I confronted her.

Lucas: Why are you here?

Jennifer: To tell you that I know you loved my daughter, and I know you didn’t do this.

Lucas: You can’t say that, jen, you don’t know that.

Jennifer: Why did you keep this to yourself? You were sitting there comforting me over the loss of my daughter, and all that time you were thinking that you were the one that might’ve hurt her? Why didn’t you just tell me?

Lucas: I guess I was scared. I was really scared. I kept thinking about what happened with will and how we almost lost him and it was devastating. It was devastating to think I inflicted that same kind of pain on you, my very own sister.

Jennifer: I wish you would’ve just…told me.

Lucas: I couldn’t have told you then. I didn’t want to put that on you. You were going through too much.

[Crying] But you know what? Every time I looked at this bandage and I every time I looked at that bottle that I drank, I thought of abigail. I thought about how much I loved her. I remember when she was little and she used to sit on my lap and I used to read her those nancy drew books all the time.

[Jennifer laughs] And I remember that one year I gave her that pink typewriter for her 10th birthday I think it was, and I remember she used to type out the salem news all the time. Do you remember that?

Jennifer: Yeah, I do.

[Weepy laugh]

Lucas: She wanted to be a reporter just like her parents. She was doing it, you know? She was on her way, and she turned into a beautiful woman with two beautiful children, a wife to a husband she loved. And now…now they’re gonna have to go on without her. So the reason–the reason I didn’t tell you is because I could barely tell myself. I could barely tell myself that I might be responsible and it might be me that… that I took abigail away.

Chad: Ej. I’m truly sorry for what I did. These past few weeks, you’ve been there for me and for my children. You opened your heart and you were a true brother. And I just hope that you can somehow find a way to forgive me.

Ej: I have to give the matter careful consideration. Your betrayal has cost me a great deal… including what may have been my last chance with samantha.

[Quiet, somber music]

I know you’ve just lost your wife. And I respect you admitting this to me.

Chad: I just really hope that we can find a way to get past this.

Ej: Ironic, isn’t it? You slam me for not reporting clyde weston, yet you did the same with lucas. Kept quiet about his crimes, allowed him to remain free. And that may very well have cost abigail her life. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Xander: I’m surprised to hear ej stepped up for chad.

Jack: Well, abigail brought out the best in everyone.

Xander: Except maybe gwen. I’m sorry, mate. It was stupid of me to bring it up.

Jack: Xander, you don’t have to tiptoe around me–I know that you had your issues with abigail as well.

Xander: At first, I… I did blame her for leaving that syringe in the secret room of the dimera house, but… then I realized your daughter wasn’t responsible–she had no way of knowing it’d be used to hurt the woman I love.

Jack: That drug warped abigail’s mind. She felt awful about what happened to her cousin, how much she was suffering.

Xander: Yeah, but in true abigail fashion, she actually did something about it. And she got to the bottom of kristen’s crazy scheme, found sarah on that deserted island, and she risked her own life to bring her home to me.

Sarah: Jj. Hey. I barely had a chance to talk to you at the funeral. I just wanna, um… I want to tell you, I’m so sorry, again. What’s going on?

Jj: I, uh…just came from the police station where I confronted lucas. I asked him if he killed my sister.

Sarah: Oh. What did he say?

Jj: He doesn’t remember.

Sarah: Do you believe him?

Jj: I don’t know what to believe.

Sarah: I know that rafe is going to fight for justice, just like abigail would.

Jj: Yeah. I heard that you were injected with the same drug as abigail. How you doing?

Sarah: Uh… better, you know? But I got a double dose of that drug, so it’s taking a lot longer to get it out of my system. I have hallucinations. I see kristen everywhere. Just…wanting to kill her.

Lucas: I must be losing my mind.

Jennifer: Will you, uh… will you do something for me?

Lucas: Anything.

Jennifer: Will you forget that I’m your sister… and just…just talk to me like I’m a reporter.

Lucas: All right. I’ll tell you whatever you want to know.

Jennifer: Okay. Great. I want to know everything. Let’s start with the kidnapping.

Lucas: I was desperate to get sami back, and I did something insane. I, uh, I kept her locked up where no one could find her. But she was safe. She was safe the whole time.

Jennifer: And, uh, you set ej up, you sent him to prison.

Lucas: Yeah. Yeah, but I mean, it worked out because he was released. And sami thought he was guilty, so I thought I was gonna get everything that I wanted. Then I found out that abigail knew about the kidnapping.

Jennifer: And then what did you do?

Lucas: I panicked because I didn’t know if she was gonna tell anybody, and I knew if she told people, that I would lose sami and she’d go back to ej and I’d end up in prison.

Jennifer: And after you talked to your mother?

Lucas: I knew I was done. I knew I-I had one final night of freedom, so I went crazy and I polished the bottle. I drank myself into oblivion.

Jennifer: And you don’t remember anything you did that night?

Lucas: No! I told jj. I’m telling you now. I’ve wracked my brain. I don’t know anything. I want to remember, I need to remember. Not knowing is killing me.

Kate: I mean, you know from personal experience how painful it is when someone you care about has no memory.

Marlena: Well, if we were talking about somebody that I care about, I might be inclined to help.

Kate: You cared about abigail, didn’t you?

Marlena: Very much.

Kate: Then hate me. Hate lucas. But do it for abigail. Because if you help my son get answers, you’ll help get justice for abigail too. I was on an antidepressant,

Will: Can we stay like this forever?

Sonny: Mm. You mean blissfully in love?

Will: Yes, but, um, I mean literally like this. Just the two of us in bed, shutting out the outside world.

Sonny: Except ari.

Will: Oh yeah. And blueberry scones.

[Both laughing]

Sonny: Sounds like a plan.

[Phone chimes] And so much for shutting out the rest of the world.

Will: Sorry. Oh my god.

Sonny: What?

Will: Looks like my mom might not be the only person leaving salem.

Sarah: Just, uh, picked up a refill of my meds.

Jj: Are they working?

Sarah: Getting there.

Jj: Abigail beat rolf’s drug. I’m sure you can too.

Sarah: You know, um, when i had my first hallucination, I was…I was really scared. And I thought that I would never be cured again. And marlena suggested that I should talk to abigail because she’d been through it. And the night she died, I was going to. Maybe if I had gone, I could’ve stopped the killer.

Jj: Or you would’ve been killed too.

Sarah: I just can’t help but think–

Jj: Yeah, I keep having the same thought, sarah. Same guilt. But I have to keep reminding myself that the only person responsible for taking my sister away from us is the person who murdered her.

Sarah: Do you really think it was lucas?

Jj: I really hope not. But whoever it was… god help them when they face me.

Xander: Well, I hope it’s at least a bit of a comfort for you and jennifer to… to have jj back, I mean.

Jack: Unfortunately, nothing is much of a comfort right now.

Xander: I understand. And as if jennifer isn’t already in enough pain, now her… her brother’s a suspect?

Jack: I’m praying for his sake and ours that he didn’t do it.

Xander: Well, no matter what, I’m here for you, mate. I hope you know that.

Jack: I do. So you– tell me about you and sarah.

Xander: Well, kristen caused a lot of damage. We’re still feeling the effects.

Jack: But still… you got a–you got a chance to start again with the woman that you love.

Xander: I do. And I realize just… just how lucky that makes me.

Lucas: My mother went to talk to marlena, and she thinks that if I get put under hypnosis that it’ll all come back to me. But I don’t know why she’d help me after everything I did to sami.

Jennifer: And I am sure marlena would do whatever it takes to…find out what happened to abigail.

Marlena: She’s right about that. W as ktonowhat happened to theirs. A

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Will: Remember that streaming service I wrote the “alamainian peacock” miniseries for?

Sonny: Yeah, you did the movie “a very salem christmas” for them too.

Will: Yes, exactly. So I pitched a bunch of new projects to them, and they want to do one.

Sonny: Oh my god, will! That–that’s incredible. What’s–what’s the project?

Will: Well, it’s top secret, of course, but what I can tell you is that they want me to come to la. Possibly to direct.

Sonny: Oh my god, that’s an amazing opportunity.

Will: I know, it is. But I have to turn it down, ’cause I…I gotta stay here for my dad.

Sonny: Are you ser– will. Your dad wouldn’t want you to put your entire life on hold.

Will: Well…[Sighs] What about you and ari?

Sonny: We’d be fine. She’s on summer vacation. She’s very flexible. Okay? And once she’s back in school, we’ll come visit you out in la, you can come visit here. I mean, it’ll work out perfectly.

Will: Are you sure?

Sonny: Yes, a thousand percent.

Will: Okay. I love you.

Sonny: I love you.

Lucas: I want you to know how incredibly sorry I am about what I did to sami.

Marlena: Your mother asked me if I would hypnotize you… in hopes of helping you remember what happened the night that… abigail was killed.

Lucas: I’m grateful you agreed.

Marlena: I’m not doing this for you. I’m not doing this for kate. I’m doing it for abigail and her family. Rafe is letting me do this with the understanding that nothing discussed here will end up in court. But we all think it’s important to find out the truth about what happened.

Lucas: I need to know if I did this.

Marlena: Then let’s begin.

Kate: Marlena has agreed to hypnotize lucas. Maybe he can remember what happened the night abigail died.

Ej: Oh, kate, I’m glad you’re here.

Kate: Really? I thought that I was your enemy.

Ej: Indeed. And now chad is as well.

Chad: What? I thought that you said that you were gonna take time to think it over.

Ej: Oh, I have. And my first thought was to have you both thrown in prison, but upon further reflection, I believe there’s another way you can make restitution.

Kate: Oh, boy. What’s that?

Ej: If you wish to remain free, you both have to sign over your dimera shares to me.

Xander: Got your meds I see.

Sarah: Mm-hmm. Did you see jack?

Xander: I did. And while he was talking about abigail, I was reminded of something. That we have to make the most of each and every day.

Sarah: I wholeheartedly agree. So, how shall we make the most of today?

Xander: Well, I was thinking that maybe…

Sarah: Yes?

Xander: You and I…

Sarah: Yes?

Xander: Could get married.

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Sonny wakes Will up in bed and they talk about yesterday being rough. Will hoped everything that happened with his dad was just a horrible nightmare. Sonny wishes he could tell him it was, but shows him his phone with an article in The Intruder about Lucas being arrested at his wedding.

Lucas sits in the interrogation room, handcuffed to the table. JJ walks in and says he just came from the courthouse and heard that Lucas plead not guilty to kidnapping Sami even though he admitted that he did to a room full of people. JJ asks if now he wants to admit that he killed his sister.

Kate guesses that Roman told Marlena. Marlena confirms that he did and tells Kate not to come back to her house. Kate stops her and says she needs her help. Marlena responds that Sami needed her help, when Kate’s son kidnapped and terrorized her but Kate said nothing and covered for him. Kate points out that Sami is fine. Marlena argues that Sami is fine physically but is a mess in every other way. Kate apologizes. Marlena argues that she’s only sorry because she got caught. Marlena adds that it’s bad enough that Kate knew Lucas kidnapped Sami and said nothing, but then she sat in the church in front of God and everybody and she was about to allow Lucas to marry Sami. Kate states that when she learned about what Lucas had done, Sami was already free. Marlena points out that EJ wasn’t free.

EJ talks to the portrait of Stefano in the DiMera Mansion about how Sami says she’s leaving Salem for good and he thinks she means it. EJ states that Stefano always taught him that there’s nothing more important than family and look what he’s done. EJ goes over that he’s lost Sami, disrespected Belle, Kristen turned on him, and he’s alienated Chad, who he hasn’t seen or heard from in days. Chad then walks in to the room.

Xander and Sarah kiss in their room at the Salem Inn after a shower. Sarah removes Xander’s towel and they kiss onto the bed.

Kate thanks Marlena for letting her in. Marlena says it was only because she didn’t want the neighbors to hear her tirade. Marlena adds that she’s always known Kate could be a little selfish, but never dreamed she would let an innocent man sit in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Kate argues that EJ is hardly an innocent man. Marlena responds that EJ did not kidnap Sami and he did not deserve to go to prison for Lucas’s crime. Kate asks what about the other crimes EJ never paid for. Marlena argues that you can’t take something EJ did in the past and try to make him pay for it instead of what Lucas needs to pay for. Kate admits she did feel badly for EJ which is why she led Belle to the evidence that exonerated him. Marlena asks if Kate felt sorry for Sami because she was the victim of a horrendous crime. Kate remarks that Sami is nobody’s victim.

Chad tells EJ that he saw Sami on his way in and asks if she’s leaving town. EJ assures that Sami will be back since her parents and her children are here. Chad thought since Sami knows EJ didn’t kidnap her, that maybe they had a shot at getting back together. EJ admits he did too. Chad tells EJ that he’s here because he owes him an apology as he was wrong in making a terrible accusation, blaming EJ for his death. Chad says he was just angry that EJ didn’t tell him that Clyde threatened their family but he shouldn’t have gone off on him because he jumped to the conclusion that Clyde killed Abigail, but now it’s clear that it was someone else.

Lucas tells JJ that he knows how much he loved Abigail. JJ points out that Lucas loves Sami too but it didn’t stop him from hurting her. Lucas is sorry that JJ is hurting. JJ doesn’t want his sympathy, he wants answers, and declares that he’s not leaving until he gets them. JJ asks Lucas if he killed Abigail. Lucas admits that he doesn’t know. JJ questions how he could not know if he stabbed someone to death. Lucas cries that he doesn’t remember anything. JJ could understand not wanting to remember doing something that horrible, the terror in her eyes, her screaming, crying, and begging him to stop with all that blood. Lucas cries that he wants to remember everything, but he can’t because he was drunk and blacked out. JJ asks why he looks so guilty then. Lucas says he’s ashamed and he hates himself for what he did, for kidnapping Sami, falling off the wagon, and not knowing what he did after. JJ suggests maybe Lucas just needs a little help. JJ says that Lucas doesn’t seem to be having much luck on his own so maybe he can jog his memory. JJ grabs Lucas and screams that maybe he needs to beat the truth out of him.

Marlena tells Kate that she’s aware that Sami has gone to extremes to help her family but that does not excuse Lucas. Kate argues that Lucas made a mistake, but doesn’t deserve to go to prison. Marlena points out that Lucas was just arraigned for kidnapping his fiancée and he’s under suspicion for killing his niece. Kate argues that Lucas isn’t capable of killing anyone. Marlena brings up the concept of denial. Kate understands that she’s angry but asks if she really believes Lucas killed Abigail.

EJ tells Chad that he’s sorry again about Clyde as he should’ve told him right away that he threatened their family, but he thought making a deal with him was the best way to protect everyone and as soon as he heard that he was arrested in connection to Abigail’s murder, he couldn’t keep quiet any longer, so he went to Rafe but it was too little, too late. EJ states that Chad was right that he was arrogant and selfish by thinking he had this all under control. Chad calls it the DiMera Way. EJ says so is putting family first. EJ assures that he will help Chad get justice for his wife, whatever it takes. EJ says they now know that Clyde has an airtight alibi while Chad points out that Lucas does not.

Lucas tells JJ to go ahead and hit him. JJ asks if Lucas was in Abigail’s house or if he went up to her room. Lucas cries that he doesn’t know. JJ demands he think and asks if Lucas asked Abigail to keep quiet about what he did to Sami and when she refused, he stabbed her, ending her life. JJ demands an answer. Lucas screams that he doesn’t know as he told everybody and he wants to remember, but he can’t. JJ guesses he’ll have to beat it out of him then. JJ raises his hand to Lucas but Jennifer runs in and calls for him to stop.

Xander and Sarah continue kissing in their room until Sarah mentions that she has to get to the hospital to pick up a refill of her prescription, noting that the adjusted dose seems to be working. Sarah mentions that she hasn’t had any hallucinations in a few days which is great, but she doesn’t think they are out of the woods yet. Xander says he’s very optimistic. Sarah is grateful that she didn’t hurt anyone when she was seeing Kristen as she would never be able to forgive herself. Xander is sorry that she’s still dealing with this. Sarah hopes their life can finally go back to normal. Xander wishes he could say the same for Jack. Sarah notes that he didn’t talk much to Jack at Abigail’s funeral. Xander says he was surrounded by family, so he didn’t want to intrude. Sarah bets Jack would really like to hear from Xander in person. Xander agrees that they should drop by and offer condolences to Jack and Jennifer too.

Jennifer stops JJ and questions what he’s doing. JJ responds that he’s trying to find out if Jennifer’s brother killed his sister. Jennifer tells JJ to let him go. JJ screams not until he answers him. Jennifer pleads with JJ to let go of Lucas until she successfully pulls him off. JJ cries that Abigail is gone and he needs it to make sense. Jennifer says they all want answers and promises they will get them. Jennifer says that Abigail being taken from them will never make sense. JJ then storms out of the room. Jennifer tells Lucas that it was wrong of JJ to put his hands on him. Lucas says they both have every right to be furious at him. Jennifer says he’s her brother and she loves him. Lucas responds that he’s not worthy of that. Jennifer tells him not to say that but Lucas says it’s the truth as he made a terrible choice. Lucas states that he chose to drink and knew it would turn his life upside down, but he did it anyway because he wanted to numb his own pain and didn’t care about the pain he caused other people. Jennifer encourages that he’s a good person. Lucas disagrees, pointing out that he didn’t come clean until his back was against the wall. Lucas declares that he lied, denied, and framed EJ all on his own, so if he goes to prison, the psych ward, or gets the death penalty, he doesn’t care because he deserves it.

Sonny tells Will that he can’t imagine Lucas killing anyone, let alone his own niece. Will says if he asked him a week ago if Lucas was capable of killing anyone, he would’ve said no that’s crazy but he just found out he kidnapped Sami and kept her captive for months. Sonny argues that was different because he was scared and terrified that he was going to lose the person he loves the most and they both know what that was like. Sonny calls it a huge jump from kidnapping to murder. Will feels it’s not if you’re desperate and drunk. Sonny questions killing Abigail being the solution. Will argues that Lucas wasn’t thinking and was operating on emotion, adrenaline, and fear. Will complains that Lucas has motive, means, opportunity, and a huge gash on his hand that looks bad, questioning how to explain that. Sonny encourages Will to breathe and asks if he can really imagine Lucas stabbing Abigail. Will responds that he couldn’t imagine them rolling up Leo Stark’s presumed dead body up in a rug but they did. Sonny calls that totally different. Will asks how since it was anger turned to violence. Will states that Lucas was angry and scared, so it’s entirely possible that he got drunk, went to confront Abigail, things got heated and he did what he thought he had to do to keep from losing Sami. Sonny doesn’t think that’s what happened. Will hopes he is right. Will calls it all speculation anyway as none of them know what happened and Lucas doesn’t remember anything about that night.

Kate tells Marlena that even after what Lucas did to Sami, there is no way he could’ve killed Abigail no matter how drunk he was. Marlena asks what Kate is doing here and what she wants from her. Kate wants Marlena to help Lucas.

EJ knew from the start that Lucas was responsible for Sami’s kidnapping but no one believed him and according to Roman, Kate knew Lucas was guilty and said nothing and was perfectly happy for him to take the fall. EJ acknowledges that he and Kate had their differences but he never expected that level of treachery from her. Chad asks what about from him which EJ questions. Chad then reveals that Kate wasn’t the only one who knew that Lucas was behind the kidnapping, as he did too. Chad admits that he knew EJ was innocent all along.

Will informs Sonny that Sami texted him that she’s leaving Salem and she vows to never ever come back. Sonny understands she’s very upset, but once she calms down, he promises she will come right back to town. Will asks Sonny to distract him from all this. Sonny got him a blueberry scone and iced coffee from the bakery as they then start kissing.

Xander goes to see Jack and tells him he’s so sorry about Abigail. Jack mentions seeing him at the funeral. Xander says he wanted to approach him, but kept his distance out of respect and fear of Julie. Jack is glad that he was there as it meant a lot to see him there as they hug. Xander acknowledges that so many people loved Abigail. Jack calls it a lovely service and he can’t believe they got through it. Xander encourages that he’s really strong. Jack credits having Jennifer by his side and is thankful that Chad had EJ.

EJ questions when Chad knew it was Lucas. Chad reveals he caught Lucas planting evidence on a DiMera computer. EJ acknowledges that led to his false imprisonment. Chad knows it was wrong but he was so angry at EJ for getting under his skin with Johnny’s movie and trying to cut him out of DiMera. EJ realizes that by conspiring with Lucas to frame him, Chad could run the company on his own so they both would’ve got what they wanted and says it makes perfect sense. Chad admits he was fine with EJ getting booted from DiMera but as soon as Belle told him that he could be sentenced to 10 years, he planned to come clean on his trial but then he saw what he thought was him forcing himself on Abigail at the courthouse when the Devil morphed in to him. Chad says that EJ hurt him, so he wanted to punish him. EJ states that he’s the one in the family that everyone says is as ruthless as Stefano, but it turns out he’s not alone. EJ asks about Chad planning to testify that he planted the evidence and asks about Lucas. Chad reveals that he promised Kate that he wouldn’t implicate him as all he cared about was keeping EJ out of prison, so he figured Lucas would hang himself eventually and didn’t see the point in bringing him down with him. EJ is sure Kate appreciated that very much and it’s probably why she didn’t throw Chad under the bus when he confronted her.

Lucas asks why Jennifer is here. Jennifer says she knows he loved Abigail and he didn’t do this. Lucas argues that she doesn’t know that. Jennifer questions why he kept this to himself while comforting her over the loss of her daughter when he thought he was the one who might have hurt her. Jennifer asks why he didn’t just tell her. Lucas talks about being scared and thinking about almost losing Will. Lucas calls it devastating to think he inflicted that same pain on his own sister and he felt she was going through too much. Lucas says every time he looked at the bandage on his hand and the bottle he drank, he thought about how much he loved Abigail. Lucas recalls memories of Abigail growing up. Lucas talks about Abigail’s life and how now her husband and kisd have to go on without her. Lucas adds that he didn’t tell her because he could barely tell himself that he might be responsible for taking Abigail away.

Chad tells EJ that he’s truly sorry for what he did and acknowledges how EJ has been here for him for the last few weeks like a true brother. Chad hopes EJ can somehow find a way to forgive him. EJ says he’ll have to give the matter careful consideration because his betrayal has cost him a great deal, including what may have been his last chance with Sami. EJ knows Chad just lost his wife and he respects him admitting this to him. Chad hopes they can find a way to get past this. EJ calls it ironic that Chad slammed him for not reporting Clyde Weston, yet Chad did the same with Lucas, kept quiet about his crimes and allowed him to remain free which may very well have cost Abigail her life. EJ then exits the room.

Xander tells Jack that he’s surprised to hear EJ stepped up for Chad. Jack responds that Abigail brought out the best in everyone. Xander says except maybe Gwen, then apologizes for bringing that up. Jack tells Xander that he doesn’t need to tiptoe around him as he knows he had his issues with Abigail as well. Xander admits at first he blamed Abigail for leaving the syringe in the secret room at the DiMera Mansion but then he realized she had no way of knowing it would be used to hurt Sarah. Jack says that drug warped Abigail’s mind and she felt awful about what happened to Sarah. Xander notes that in true Abigail fashion, she actually did something about it, got to the bottom of Kristen’s crazy scheme, found Sarah on the deserted island and risked her own life to bring Sarah home to him.

Sarah runs in to JJ in the town square and notes that she barely got to talk to him at the funeral but she wanted to tell him again that she’s so sorry. Sarah asks what’s going on. JJ responds that he just came from the police station where he confronted Lucas and asked him if he killed Abigail but he said he doesn’t remember. Sarah asks if JJ believes him. JJ doesn’t know what to believe. Sarah knows Rafe will fight for justice just like Abigail would. JJ brings up hearing that Sarah was injected with the same drug as Abigail and asks how she’s doing. Sarah says she’s better but she got a double dose so it’s taking longer to get it out of her system. Sarah mentions having hallucinations and seeing Kristen everywhere and wanting to kill her.

Lucas tells Jennifer that he must be losing his mind. Jennifer asks Lucas to do something for her and forget that she’s his sister and just talk to her like a reporter. Lucas agrees to tell her whatever she wants to know. Jennifer wants to know everything, starting with the kidnapping. Lucas explains that he was desperate to get Sami back and he did something insane by keeping her locked up where no one could find her, but she was safe the whole time. Jennifer asks about him setting EJ up and sending him to prison. Lucas confirms he did but says it worked out because EJ was released but Sami still thought he was guilty, so he thought he was going to get everything he wanted but then he found out that Abigail knew about the kidnapping. Jennifer asks what he did then. Lucas admits he panicked because he didn’t know if Abigail was going to tell people and if she did, he knew he’d lose Sami and she’d go back to EJ while he would end up in prison. Jennifer asks about after he talked to Kate. Lucas felt he had one final night of freedom so he went crazy, polished off a bottle and drank himself in to oblivion. Jennifer questions if he doesn’t remember anything he did that night which Lucas confirms. Lucas says he wants and needs to remember because not knowing is killing him.

Kate tells Marlena that she knows how painful it is when someone you care about has no memory. Marlena remarks that if they were talking about somebody that she cares about, she might be inclined to help. Kate asks if she cares about Abigail. Marlena says she does very much. Kate tells Marlena to hate her and Lucas but to do this for Abigail, because if she helps Lucas get answers then she will help get justice for Abigail too.

Will and Sonny lay in bed together. Will wants to stay like this forever and shut out the outside world, but then he gets a text message and announces it looks like Sami might not be the only person leaving Salem…

Sarah tells JJ that she just picked up a refill of her meds. JJ asks if they are working. Sarah says she’s getting there. JJ responds that Abigail beat Dr. Rolf’s drug, so he’s sure she can too. Sarah brings up when she had her first hallucination and how she was really scared and thought she’d never be cured again. Sarah adds that Marlena suggested she talk to Abigail because she had been through it. Sarah says the night Abigail died, she was going to and maybe if she had gone, she could’ve stopped the killer. JJ points out that she could’ve been killed too. JJ adds that he keeps having the same thoughts and guilt but he keeps reminding himself that the only person responsible for taking Abigail away from them is the person who murdered her. Sarah asks if he really thinks it was Lucas. JJ responds that he really hopes not, but whoever it was, God help them when they face him.

Xander hopes that it’s at least a bit of a comfort for Jack and Jennifer to have JJ back. Jack responds that unfortunately nothing is much of a comfort right now. Xander says he understands and says if Jennifer isn’t already in enough pain, now her brother is a suspect. Jack says he is praying for his sake and their sake that he didn’t do it. Xander assures that he’s here for him no matter what. Jack wants to hear about Xander and Sarah. Xander states that Kristen caused a lot of damage, so they are still feeling the effects. Jack reminds Xander that he has a chance to start again with the woman he loves. Xander assures that he realizes just how lucky that makes him.

Lucas tells Jennifer that Kate went to talk to Marlena and thinks if he gets put under hypnosis then it will all come back to him, but he doesn’t know why Marlena would help him after everything he did to Sami. Jennifer responds that she’s sure Marlena would do whatever it takes to figure out what happened to Abigail. Marlena walks in and says she’s right about that. Marlena declares that as upset as she is about what Lucas did to her daughter, she does think that Jack and Jennifer have a right to know what happened to their daughter.

Will reminds Sonny of the streaming service that he wrote the Alamanian Peacock mini-series for and the Christmas movie. Will reveals he pitched a bunch of new projects and they want to do one. Sonny asks what the project is. Will says it’s top secret but they want to come to LA to possibly direct. Sonny calls that an amazing opportunity. Will says it is but he will have to turn it down because he has to stay here for his dad. Sonny argues that his dad wouldn’t want him to put his entire life on hold. Will asks about Sonny and Arianna. Sonny says they’ll be fine and will arrange visits so it will work out perfectly. Will asks if he’s sure. Sonny says he is. Will says he loves him and they kiss.

Lucas tells Marlena how incredibly sorry he is about what he did to Sami. Marlena states that Kate asked her to hypnotize him in hopes of helping him remember what happened the night that Abigail was killed. Lucas is grateful that she agreed. Marlena clarifies that she’s not doing this for him or Kate, but for Abigail and her family. Marlena adds that Rafe is letting her do this with the understanding that nothing they discuss will end up in court, but they all think it’s important to find out the truth about what happened. Lucas agrees that he needs to know if he did this. Marlena decides to begin the hypnosis.

Kate goes to the DiMera Mansion and informs Chad that Marlena has agreed to hypnotize Lucas so maybe he can remember what happened on the night that Abigail died. EJ walks in and tells Kate that he’s glad she’s there. Kate thought she was his enemy. EJ confirms that she is and adds that now Chad is as well. Chad thought he was going to take time to think it over. EJ responds that he has and his first thought was to have them both thrown in prison but upon further reflection, he believes there’s another way. EJ declares that if they wish to remain free, they both have to sign over their DiMera shares to him.

Xander returns to Sarah in their room at the Salem Inn. Xander sees she got her meds and tells her about seeing Jack. Xander says while he was talking about Abigail, he was reminded that they have to make the most of every day. Sarah agrees and asks how they should make the most of today. Xander suggests they could get married which makes Sarah smile.

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Marlena walked in on Sami reading about Lucas’ arrest in the paper. She wanted Sami to deal with her feelings. Sami told her that if she started crying, she would never stop. Marlena wanted to know where she went when she left the church. She told Marlena that she went to EJ’s place and he was having sex with Belle. Marlena was shocked by what she heard. She advised Sami not to take her anger out on Belle. She thought she would end up hurting herself. Marlena walked out of the room. Sami left the townhouse. Kate went to see Lucas at the station. He didn’t want her to see him like that. She told him that she hired the best defense lawyer in the Midwest. She knew he would beat it. He told her that he might plead guilty. She tried to talk him out of pleading guilty. He said he needed to take responsibility for what he did. Belle ran into Brady and he threw it up in her face that things didn’t work out with EJ. She told him what happened with Sami. Brady told her that Sami wouldn’t keep what she did to herself. He said that she would end up telling what happened. Belle decided that she wanted to tell Shawn herself.

Roman went to see EJ. He apologized for not believing him. EJ understood because Lucas had everyone fooled. Roman said he didn’t fool Kate. EJ told him not to take the law into his own hands. A cop came to get Lucas so he wanted Kate to go. She wanted to be there for him. EJ arrived just as Lucas was taken away. Kate tried to leave, but EJ stopped her. He yelled at her for what happened. She wanted to know what he was going to do to her. He wanted her to know that he planned on getting revenge on her. Steve and Kayla were at Shawn’s place to help him with the baby. Shawn talked to Steve about what was going on with Jan and Belle. He assured Shawn that he could work things out with Belle. Sami wore a wire as she went to Shawn’s place. She told Shawn that Belle was sleeping with EJ. Kayla wanted Sami to stop talking, but Shawn wanted to hear more about it. She continued to fill him in about what happened. She let him know that she didn’t mean to tell him about it. Belle walked in while Sami was talking. Belle yelled at Sami for enjoying the situation too much. Sami, Kayla and Steve left the house. Shawn couldn’t believe Belle went running to EJ’s bed while he was there. He yelled at her for acting as if he betrayed her. He thought she should have dealt with the fact that something horrible happened to them. She knew it wasn’t his fault, but he kept it from her. She said there was a baby involved. He threw EJ up in her face and she walked out of the room. Sami went to the DiMera mansion. She wanted to say goodbye to Johnny. He let him know that she was done letting him and Lucas destroy her.

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Marlena: Hmm. 12 hours ago, the world absolutely knocked you down, and here you are, up and pretending like it didn’t even hurt.

Sami: Mom, u don’t have time for a therapy session with me today.

Marlena: Oh. “Kidnapper groom arrested at wedding.” I see you’re reading the “intruder,” talking about the worst night of your life. Is that a very good idea?

Sami: My other option was to stay in bed and cry into my pillow all day, so…

Marlena: Yeah. What I do know about you is, when you really get hurt, you’re able to build this wall all the way around yourself. You know what amazes me? That you even got up this morning and that you were even able to get yourself dressed.

Sami: I’m fine.

Marlena: I know you are.

Sami: It’s–it’s just…

[Sighs]

Marlena: It’s just that what?

Sami: When I slow down, when I stop and think about it for a second, I think I might cry, and I’m pretty sure if I start crying, I am not gonna be able to stop.

Lucas: You didn’t have to come.

Kate: I know I didn’T.

Lucas: Actually, I don’t want you here. I’ve put you through enough.

Kate: Okay, one of the perks of having a terrible mother is that you don’t have to worry about hurting her feelings.

Lucas: I mean it. I don’t want you to see me like this.

Kate: Okay. Well, I don’t want to see you like this either, and that’s why I have hired the best defense attorney in the midwest. And they are going to get you out of here because you are going to beat this.

Lucas: Not if I plead guilty.

Ej: Johnny’s not here.

Roman: I didn’t come to see him.

Ej: Uh-huh.

Roman: I came to see you.

[Knocking at door]

Brady: Where were you? I’ve been knocking for, like, five minutes.

Chloe: Hey. What are you doing here?

Brady: Well, I’m back in town. I wanted to see my girl.

Chloe: Well, you didn’t call me; I thought you were coming back tomorrow.

Brady: Well, this isn’t a very nice homecoming. You know, there was a time when you used to like…surprises. Chloe, what’s going on? There someone in the bathroom?

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

[Soft orchestration]

Ej: Would you like a coffee? Juice?

Roman: Oh, no. No, I’m good. Thank you.

Ej: Did you literally mean you came to see me? That usually implies to see and talk.

Roman: [Chuckles] This is not easy for me to say. I owe you an apology.

Ej: [Chuckles] It seems there really is a first time for everything.

Roman: I’m saying sorry. Maybe you could lose the smirk.

Ej: Oh, excuse me. I’m afraid I was a little taken aback. We are on new ground here.

Roman: Yeah, because I have never been wrong about you before, but I was wrong this time. I blamed you for kidnapping sami. And hell, I’m a cop. I should know better than to rush to judgment.

Ej: Samantha’s your daughter. I’m not always impartial about my children either, especially when someone does them harm.

Roman: I misjudged lucas even more than I did you.

Ej: I wouldn’t be too hard on you myself. He fooled everyone.

Roman: Not everyone.

Ej: Someone was on to him?

Roman: His mother.

Kate: This is no time for jokes, and that was in particularly bad taste.

Lucas: I’m not joking. I’m serious.

Kate: Lucas, if you plead guilty, you could go to prison for life.

Lucas: The punishment would fit the crime. I kidnapped sami, and I pinned it on an innocent man.

Kate: Okay, ej is a lot of things. Innocent isn’t one of them.

Lucas: No more, mom. No more.

Kate: What do you mean “no more”? No more what?

Lucas: No more covering for me. No more blaming my victims. No more cleaning up my messes. I did this on my own. I have to face the consequences, okay?

Marlena: Honey, we were all so wrong about lucas.

Sami: And you know what’s really awful? I mean, not just awful like “he kidnapped me” awful, ’cause that’s, you know, hall of fame awful, but also what’s awful is how I spent all night laying there in bed. I was only able to sleep for, like, ten minutes at a time because I was just–because I was just thinking about him.

Marlena: Of course you were.

Sami: And it wasn’t just what he did to me. Mom, I was thinking about all of it. Everything. I was… I was thinking about this one time when he and I–when we taught will how to dance. I was thinking about this other time where I tried to make cookies– and I bake just as well as you do– and he was helping me, and we made this–we made this big mess in my kitchen. And then one time, I got in a fight with the rude parents, these moms, and lucas was right there by my side. He was ready to get in a food fight with me ’cause he was my friend. And so, yeah. Yeah, last year, I was having trouble in my marriage, and I confided in him. I confided in lucas because he was my friend, because of everything that we have been through. And last night, he just– it’s like he blew it all up right in my face, you know? That’s what he did.

Marlena: Yeah. Sami. I know how upset you were, and I know that you came in at bride’s room and you threw your rings across the room and you– and you stormed out, and I’m– I’m wondering where you went.

Sami: I–I went to see ej.

Marlena: Mm. How was that?

Sami: Not great. He was…otherwise engaged.

Chloe: Yeah, brady, there is someone in there. It’s the person that I spent the night with. Do you want to knock down the door and fight them?

Brady: I don’t find this very funny.

Belle: I’m sorry to be such a nuisance.

Brady: Oh.

Belle: Oh, hey, brady.

Brady: Hi.

Chloe: Not even a little bit funny?

Kayla: Hey. You know, we can really hire somebody to put that together.

Steve: Waste of money. I’m almost done.

Kayla: Right.

Shawn: I think that he’s asleep. I don’t know. I don’t know whether or not i should leave him or what, so…

Kayla: Well, you know what? I brought some baby monitors, and that way, you can hear when he cries. And in fact, I put them all over the house, so there’s gonna be no getting away from him.

[Baby crying] Oh, there it is. I’ll go check on your son. Maybe you could help steve put this stroller together.

Steve: I don’t need any help.

Kayla: As he says through clenched teeth.

Steve: [Sighs] It might be easier if the manual wasn’t 1×2 centimeters. I mean, the stroller’s the size of a hummer, and the instructions are, what, smaller than a postage stamp.

Shawn: [Exhales sharply]

Steve: Aw, dude, come on. You got this.

Shawn: No, what I got is, I’ve got you and aunt kayla showing up and, you know, acting like this is normal and, you know, that this baby is a good thing, that he’s not what belle called him–like an obstacle. I can’t tell you how much this means to me.

Steve: Listen to me, buddy. That little baby in there, that’s bo’s grandson. Bo was kayla’s brother and my best friend in the whole world, so that means that little guy is stuck with us for life. And so are you.

Shawn: [Sighs] You want a beer?

Steve: It’s 9:00 in the morning!

Shawn: I mean, guys, they have beers when they put together strollers.

Steve: You make a good point. Like pulsing, electric shocks,

Kate: Okay, well, I’m not going to let you wallow in your guilt, as soothing as you seem to find it.

Lucas: You want me to just shrug off the fact that I kidnapped a woman and held her captive?

Kate: No, what I want you to do is think. Think about it. Focus and think.

Lucas: I am thinking about it. I’m thinking about what I’ve done and what kind of man I am.

Kate: Yeah. No, that’s not thinking. That’s wallowing. So, right now, this morning, I want you to think about someone other than yourself. How about your children?

Lucas: If I plead guilty, my children won’t have to worry about me. They won’t have to go through a horrible trial. They won’t have to read headlines about their loser, drunk father who kidnapped their mother.

Kate: If you plead–if you plead guilty to kidnapping, that will all but make chad’s case, just like that, and you’ll be charged with abigail’s murder. Do you think that’s gonna be good for your children, lucas?

Ej: Kate knew about lucas? How long has she known?

Roman: January 5th.

Ej: Blimey. That is quite early on the game, isn’t it?

Roman: Yep. She kept it all to herself until she found out it was all gonna come out anyway and there was nothing she could do to stop it.

Ej: Ah, and then she was really, really sorry.

Roman: She did say that, and I do believe her.

Ej: Yeah, that just must have been last night. And now, here you are, bright and early.

Roman: Like I said, I wanted to apologize.

Ej: And let it slip about kate.

Roman: No, no. No. No, that was not my intention. Not at all.

Ej: Well, finding out what lucas did to your daughter and that your best girl knew about it and said nothing– you can’t be expected to be discreet. You know, my father said that the bradys were just as fierce about their children as we dimeras are about ours, and anyone who hurt them must pay.

Roman: That’s what the justice system’s for, right?

Ej: Right.

Roman: And I’m trusting you won’t take the law into your own hands.

Ej: Well, roman, you know you can always trust me.

Roman: I mean it, ej. Do not take the law into your own hands with kate. I’ll see you later.

Marlena: That must have been so upsetting. I mean, ej is ej and I’m sure he believed that you were in the process of marrying lucas, so he probably thought it was all right to date someone else.

Sami: He wasn’t just dating someone else, mom. He was sleeping with someone else. And it wasn’t just someone. It was my sister.

Marlena: [Gasps] Oh, god.

Sami: It was belle– your perfect, little belle– and she was pleased as can be about it.

Marlena: I can’t believe that’s true.

Sami: She’s been looking for a moment like this her entire life, waiting for an opportunity to get back at me. She saw that ej was vulnerable, and she took it just to hurt me.

Marlena: No, sami, no.

Sami: Yes.

Marlena: No.

Sami: Yes, mom. She was hiding in the bathroom, but when she heard that I thought it was nicole and I was gonna just leave, that’s when she came out. Your perfect, little girl came out of that bathroom in ej’s robe on purpose so that I would know, so that I would see that it was her. That was the whole point.

Marlena: No.

Sami: Don’t defend her, mother. Please don’t make excuses for her to me right now.

Marlena: No, I– I’m just aching for her, and I’m aching for you. This shouldn’t happen to anybody–anybody– on their wedding day, but please don’t take your anger and your upset out on your sister because you won’t just be hurting her. You’ll be hurting yourself as well.

Sami: Right. That’s what I always do, isn’t it?

[Sighs]

Marlena: Honey, just take it easy. I’ll make us something to eat.

[Tense music]

Chloe: Yeah, that’s right. You got me, brady. When you and rachel were visiting tate, I took it to the next level with your sister.

Brady: Wow. Okay, that’s funny. That’s funny. So things didn’t work out at chez dimera? Was the service bad over there, or…

Chloe: Brady.

Brady: Did you finally realize that ej is an arrogant, selfish jerk?

Chloe: Brady, stop.

Brady: Or that he makes his father look like papa noel? Which? I’m sorry, what’s– hey, what happened?

Chloe: Um…

Brady: Belle.

Chloe: I think she doesn’t want to share with someone who’s being judgmental and self-righteous. Didn’t you just use the word “arrogant”?

Brady: Yeah, I’m sorry. Hey. Tink, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Just the thought of you being with that jerk pushes all my buttons.

Belle: Yeah, well, you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

Brady: No?

Belle: No. Boy, did I get my comeuppance.

Brady: I didn’t want that.

Belle: Mm-hmm. Yeah, well, I got it when sami found me in bed with ej. My asthma felt anything but normal.

Steve: I understand jan whacked you pretty good, huh? With an oar, right?

Shawn: Yeah, and belle whacked her back pretty good too.

Steve: Any word from search and rescue?

Shawn: No. Uh-huh. You know, jan hitting me wasn’t the worst thing that she did.

Steve: Hand me that wrench there, will you?

Shawn: She, uh– she pretended like she was holding the baby, and it was a sack of oranges, and then she just– she threw them at me.

Steve: Oh, dude.

Shawn: I mean, what kind of a person could do that? What kind of a person could even think of doing something like that? I mean, I know that jan’s crazy, but I mean, I thought that she loved the little guy. Just kind of proves that I don’t think that jan could love anything.

Steve: I’m sorry.

Shawn: No. No, it’s all right. It teaches me a lesson. Teaches me that if jan comes back, all right, she can’t be anywhere near my son. There’s no way I can let that happen. It’s just gonna be me and him.

Kayla: And steve and me. Your son is sleeping like an angel.

Shawn: Oh, thank you.

Kayla: You know, my little two cents in here. You know, when I first found out about tripp–I mean, I know it’s not the same, but it’s like I was kicked in the stomach. I think I was in kind of emotional shock, but over time, my resentment towards him turned into loving him like my own son. And I think, in the beginning, it was really because of my love for steve.

Shawn: Well, I’ve never stopped loving belle.

Kayla: And I don’t think that she stopped loving you.

Shawn: Yeah, I mean, that might be true. I mean, that’s what she says, but I don’t know. I think that she’s moved on.

Belle: So, sami– well, it was quite a tirade.

Brady: Ooh. No surprise there.

Belle: Yeah, but when she first saw that it was me– you know, before her defenses kicked in–she was so hurt. So she left, and then all of a sudden, ej took off after her. And I didn’t really know why, so I followed him, and from what he said to her, it was pretty obvious that he’s still in love with her.

Chloe: You didn’t tell me that part.

Belle: I already knew.

Brady: Well, sis, you might already know this too. She will retaliate. She’s not gonna keep it to herself.

Belle: Oh, my god.

Brady: Yeah.

Belle: Shawn. I owe it to him to tell him myself.

Brady: I hope she’s not too late.

Sami: Oh, there you are! I heard voices. You know you have your front door unlocked? I just came in.

Steve: Hey, sami.

Sami: Hi.

Steve: You all right?

Sami: Oh, you’re talking about my aborted wedding. Yes, well, I decided a little short-term humiliation was better than being married to my kidnapper. I’m sure you know all about it, right? It was in all the newspapers this morning.

Kayla: Sami, have you had any sleep?

Sami: It’s the story of my life. My mom’s a shrink, my aunt’s a doctor. Everybody knows my feelings better than I do.

Kayla: Well, you just seem a bit wired.

Sami: Yeah. Oh, yeah, definitely. You know, I’m sure there’s a big crash coming, which is why I came over here. I want to talk to you, shawn, before, you know, the inevitable meltdown.

Shawn: Me? What do you want to talk to me about?

Sami: Well, I’m guessing I’m the one who’s gonna have to break it to you that– well, your wife is sleeping with my ex-husband.

Kate: Okay, now you’re not going to have a lot of time with your attorney before the arraignment, so just plead not guilty now. Lucas, don’t burn your bridges before you even get started.

Lucas: I think I burned my bridges a long time ago.

Cop: Lucas horton? Time for your arraignment.

Kate: Okay, come on. There’s no need for that.

Lucas: Will you go home?

Kate: Okay, I need to be in the room when you talk to the lawyer.

Lucas: No, I’m gonna do this on my own! I told you that! Go!

Ej: Really, lucas? Is that any way to talk to your mother? After all, she was the one who made you the man you are today.

Lucas: Get me the hell out of here.

Ej: I’ll catch you later, lucas. You and I have a lot to talk about. Kate, what’s the rush? It’s almost as if you’re trying to avoid me.

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Kate: He told you, didn’t he? Roman told you.

Ej: He was very upset. He let it slip. Let it slip that you knew your worthless son kidnapped sami. Let it slip that you knew and said nothing as he framed me for it. Let it slip that you knew and said nothing as I went off to prison. Let it slip that you knew and said nothing as sami prepared to marry the little worm. Actually, he didn’t let slip that last part. I just figured that out for myself.

Kate: And you live high in a moral dungeon now, don’t you, having lived such a blameless life?

Ej: Ooh, you’re trapped, so you’ve come out swinging, kind of like butch and sundance. Remember what happened to them?

Kayla: Look, sami, I know that you’ve been through hell, but do you think, once in your life, you could think about somebody other than yourself? Shawn does not need this this morning.

Shawn: No, no, it’s okay.

Kayla: No, it’s not.

Shawn: I can’t unhear what was just said, so I might as well hear more. What happened?

Sami: Well, after my wedding blew up, after lucas confessed to what he had done, I went to see ej.

Kayla: You went to see ej?

Sami: Well, yeah, aunt kayla. He was accused of kidnapping me, so when lucas confessed to committing the crime, I thought he should know about it.

Kayla: Hmm.

Sami: So that’s when I saw him and belle in bed together.

Shawn: Wait, you saw them? You saw belle?

Sami: She was hiding in the bathroom at first, but then she came out because she wanted to make sure I knew it was her. I hate having to tell you this.

Belle: Like hell you do.

Sami: [Chuckles]

Chloe: Well, it’s nice that rachel gets to stay with tate and theresa for a while.

Brady: Mm. Yeah, it is.

Chloe: But it’s also nice that you and theresa are getting along. Look, honey, I know that you’re worried about belle.

Brady: Oh, you think? I am.

[Scoffs]

Chloe: Well, look at how you and theresa have worked things out. That could be belle and shawn in time.

Brady: Chloe, my sister is on her way to tell shawn that she slept with ej dimera. How is he gonna get past that?

Chloe: Brady, your sister is more important than your hate for ej.

Brady: Chloe, I don’t just love my sister. I know my sister, okay? And through all their ups and downs, she has only really ever been happy with shawn. But thanks to jan spears and ej dimera, I think this time, their marriage may be over for good.

Belle: You don’t hate telling shawn about ej and me. You’re having the time of your life.

Sami: Oh, trust me, belle, I am not having the time of my life.

Belle: Oh, yeah, I know what you went through last night. Do you know what shawn went through? Do you care? No, I didn’t think so. Because telling him about ej and me– even though he just went through three circles of hell– that’s the way to inflict the maximum amount of pain on me, and that’s all that matters to you. I will never forgive you for doing this to shawn, not that you care.

Sami: I did this to shawn? He’s going through hell while you’re sleeping with ej, and it’s somehow my fault?

Kayla: You know, sami, that’s enough. Why don’t you just go? You’ve done your damage, you’ve had your moment, so just go, okay?

Sami: Okay, guys.

Kayla: I mean, go.

Sami: I’m going, I’m going. Shawn, good luck.

[Laughs]

[Slams door]

Kayla: You know, steve and i are gonna go and let you two have a moment. If you need anything, call us, all right? Come on, steve.

Shawn: So I guess we have to finally have a talk, right?

Marlena: It must have been quite a hard time for you. First, the wedding, and then having to hear kate’s confession. It must have been a very difficult thing to hear.

Roman: Yeah. Well, the hard part was that kate seemed genuinely miserable, like she was really sorry– and I mean really sorry.

Marlena: I’m sure she was.

Roman: Yeah, but I just couldn’t get past knowing she was only telling me ’cause she knew it was all gonna come out later.

Marlena: Well, that would be our kate. I can imagine how difficult it was for her to tell you, and I can also imagine how difficult it’s going to be for her to tell ej.

Kate: I led belle to those files that got you out of prison.

Ej: But I wouldn’t have been in prison if you hadn’t have once again enabled the pathetic, spineless drunk you spawned.

Kate: What can I say? Protecting my son.

Ej: Hmm, the things we do for love.

Kate: [Sighs] So what are you going to do with me?

Ej: Well, I do have a myriad of options, don’t I? Anything from civil litigation to something more visceral, more hands-on. But the fact is, while I may seem the very model of british decorum, inside– oh, inside–the italian side of me is seething. But my father has always been adamant that revenge is a dish best served cold, so you’re just going to have to wait until I feel rational enough, ruthless enough, to have decided your fate. See you around.

It’s started. Somewhere between a cuddle

Chloe: Oh, my goodness. This is lovely.

Brady: You like?

Chloe: Yes, I like.

Brady: With all the drama with my sister, I forgot to let you know how much I missed you, and I wanted to give you that.

Chloe: Aw. Can you help me put it on?

Brady: I’ll try. Thank you. Wow.

Chloe: Hmm?

Brady: You look good.

Chloe: Mm. I missed you too, brady.

Belle: I came here to tell you myself.

Shawn: You came here when you realized that sami wasn’t gonna keep your little secret.

Belle: Okay, can we just leave her out of this?

Shawn: Okay, fine. Sure. Okay, you came here to tell me. Well, thank you for the update. I don’t want to hear any more details, so thank you very much.

Belle: Shawn, listen to me. I am so sorry about how you found out, but you had to know we were headed this way.

Shawn: I wasn’t headed any way. I’m here, okay? I’m the one that’s here, in our house, in our den right now.

Belle: Shawn–

Shawn: No, you’re the one that headed out. You headed out, and you went straight to ej’s bed.

Marlena: Belle, you’ve gotta call me back right away. It’s really important.

[Hangs up] Oh, please, god, don’t let sami be doing what I think she’s doing.

[Doorbell rings] What the hell are you doing here?

Kate: I need your help.

[Tense music]

Ej: You came back. Thank god. This is the sound of better breathing.

[Sultry music]

Brady: Oh! I love it when you take charge like that.

Chloe: I know you do. Welcome home, brady.

Brady: It’s good to be home.

Cop: You know, when you pleaded not guilty back there, you looked like even you knew it was a crock.

Kate: So you gonna let me in?

Marlena: Am I going to let you in? You knew your son kidnapped my daughter, and you said nothing. And you knew they were about to get married, and you still said nothing. So your question is, am I going to let you into my home? Why in god’s name would I do that?

Belle: Shawn, you and I were having problems long before I got involved with ej.

Shawn: Yeah, yeah, we had problems. All right, jan spears and the devil tricked me into getting into bed with her, and then, all of a sudden, you decide that I betrayed you.

Belle: No, I didn’T.

Shawn: Well, you sure as hell played the injured wife perfectly. Belle, something terrible happened to both of us, and from day one, you’ve been acting like it was only you. You’re acting like you’re the victim and that I’m the bad guy here.

Belle: No!

Shawn: Yes! You walked out on me! You walked out on me and our marriage! Look, I was dealing with a psycho that was pregnant with my baby, okay? How am I supposed to protect him without dealing with her?

Belle: It was too much, okay? After everything she did to me and to us, to know that jan spears is having your child? I know that jan tricked you into bed. I never blamed you for that, but you didn’t tell me. For all that time, I had no idea that you slept with her, and then there’s just a baby!

Shawn: And this baby has no choice of how he was brought into this world.

Belle: God, you refuse to understand!

Shawn: Oh. Oh, yeah. Okay, well, you know what, I’m sure that ej understands, right? I’m sure he understands perfectly. Yeah, oh-so perfectly you just run right into his bed.

Belle: I’m leaving.

[Somber music]

Sami: “You’ve come back. Thank god.” Is that what you just said?

Ej: Yes, and I meant it.

Sami: Ej, your arrogance never ceases to amaze me. You think I came back to be with you, don’t you?

Ej: Haven’t you?

Sami: So walk me through your logic here. I was about to marry lucas last night, but that didn’t work out, so I come to see you, and i find you in bed with my sister, and that just brought back all the old feelings, did it? Should we get married? Should I call belle and ask her to be my maid of honor?

Ej: I take it you haven’t come back to me.

Sami: Good guess. I came to say goodbye to johnny.

Ej: Goodbye?

Sami: This is it. I’m leaving salem.

Ej: I see.

Sami: I have been ping-ponging back and forth between you and lucas for the better part of two decades, and I’m sick of it. You’re not worth the powder it would take to blow you up.

Ej: I would like to point out that we’d be together right now if you hadn’t believed his lies.

Sami: You’re right. You are right about that, ej, so thank god. Thank god it happened the way it did so I could learn my lesson, because I can’t even count the different ways you have found to break my heart. So I’m done. Good luck with belle or whoever comes after her. I hope you make each other miserable. This is it. I’ve had it with you, with–with this place, with all of it.

[Dramatic music]

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