Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Lani goes home to Eli. Eli tells her that he just put the twins down to sleep. Lani apologizes for being gone so long as she wanted to help him but Abe called. Eli asks if Abe still plans on popping the question. Lani confirms that is the plan, so she just hopes everything goes smoothly…
Abe tells Paulina that he was inspired to make all of her favorite dishes including a homemade key lime pie. Paulina questions who told him that was her favorite because she hates key lime pie. Chanel questions since when. Paulina tells Abe that she’s sorry but Chanel got it dead wrong.
Johnny enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion where Chad and Abigail. Johnny questions them spending the night at home. Chad says it’s that Abigail can’t tear her away from what she’s reading. Johnny sees that Abigail is reading his movie script and asks if this means she’s agreed to play Marlena.
Rafe asks if Nicole and EJ are out celebrating business. EJ informs him that this is pure pleasure. Rafe questions them being on a date, which EJ confirms that they are.
Eli asks Lani if she’s still cool with Abe and Paulina being a married couple. Lani thinks they are great together but admits it will be a little weird for Paulina to be her aunt and her stepmom. Eli asks what if Paulina wants her to start calling her “mama”
Chanel argues that she’s seen Paulina put away a whole key lime pie after a bad day. Paulina argues that a Florida lime pie is completely different as it doesn’t have graham cracker crust which she hates. Abe points out that he also made a pecan pie but Paulina hates that too and says Tamara would be all over that. Paulina feels bad that Abe worked so hard making pies that she doesn’t like. Paulina says it’s okay as she can just skip dessert. Paulina goes to her room while Chanel says “oops”.
Rafe questions EJ and Nicole actually being on a date. EJ asks why that’s so difficult to understand since they were married twice. Rafe says that’s his point as he thought Nicole figured EJ out. EJ says that the third time is the charm. Nicole stops EJ and says it’s just a date, marriage is not on the table and they are just catching up. EJ assumes that settles this. Rafe jokes that he would invite them to join them but he might say yes. Ava tells them to enjoy their dinner as she and Rafe walk away.
Chanel apologizes to Abe as she had no idea that there was a Florida lime pie. Abe tells her not to worry and says they just won’t serve dessert. Chanel worries about everything having to be perfect. Abe says they will still have a delicious meal. Chanel declares this one is on her, so she is getting him a Florida lime pie.
Eli tells Lani about how he talked to Julie and that Doug knocked her out cold with something. Eli says Julie can’t be around Doug alone anymore, so Marlena admitted Doug in to Bayview sanitarium. Lani feels terrible for them both. Lani is sorry she wasn’t there for him. Eli says it’s okay as she’s here now and asks about shopping with Paulina. Lani says they talked about the Paris trip that didn’t happen. Eli asks if she explained why she ghosted her like that. Lani tells him there was no business trip and it was all her mother, who talked Paulina out of taking her to Paris because she didn’t want her spoiling her. Eli questions Tamara letting Paulina think she dumped her without telling her that she cancelled it. Lani guesses Paulina didn’t want her to turn against her mom. Eli remarks that it sounds like there is more to the story than what Paulina is telling her..
Johnny asks if Abigail is going to do it. Chad tells him that she’s on the fence. Abigail thinks it sounds like fun. Chad think she’s nervous because she’s never professionally acted before. Johnny argues that he doesn’t want professionally as he wants it to feel like it’s happening in real time to real people. Johnny insists that Abigail would be great as Marlena. Abigail talks about having experience with mental illness so she knows what it’s like to have something take over your mind. Chad tells Abigail that if she wants to do this, he backs her 100%. Abigail thanks him and then tells Johnny that she would be honored to play Marlena. Johnny exclaims that the movie is finally coming together and that now all he needs is one more investor. Johnny asks if Chad has given ti any more thought. Chad worries that EJ will hate his guts if he funds his movie. Johnny asks if Chad is going to let EJ tell him what to do.
Nicole asks if EJ really had to push Rafe’s buttons. EJ argues that Rafe started it and questions why they are even talking about Rafe or why Rafe cares who he is seeing when he’s with Ava. Rafe and Ava sit at a table nearby. Rafe can’t believe Nicole is on a date with EJ, when he’s treated her like trash. Ava points out that she is a living proof that people do change. Rafe argues that EJ doesn’t change and complains about Nicole falling for his act. Ava tells him that it’s just a date, like they are supposed to be on. Rafe apologizes.
Eli asks Lani what they should do now that their babies are asleep. Lani offers to show him what she bought today but that’s not what Eli had in mind. Lani then reveals lingerie that she bought so Eli says he stands corrected as they kiss. They start to undress until there’s a knock at the door. Eli wants to ignore it but Lani says they won’t give up and it will wake the kids up. Eli then answers the door to see Chanel. Chanel jokes that she’s sorry to interrupt but she brought them a pecan pie. Eli thanks her and tries to send her away but Chanel says she needs to borrow their kitchen to bake a pie. Eli says he doesn’t understand. Chanel responds that he would if he knew Paulina better.
Abe and Paulina sit together to have dinner. Paulina says it was so sweet of him to make dinner. Abe admits he couldn’t have done it without a little help from her mother and Chanel. Paulina asks where Chanel went. Abe says she said she had an errand. Paulina guesses that she went to see Johnny. Abe guesses that’s Johnny DiMera, who was his late wife’s nephew. Paulina praises Johnny and hopes he’s good enough for Chanel. Abe notes that he was a great little kid but if he takes after either of his parents, Chanel will have her hands full. Abe adds that Chanel can take care of herself which she gets from Paulina. Abe then toasts to Paulina.
Chad tells Johnny that he only works for DiMera because Tony insisted, but if he pisses of EJ and he tries another power grab, then he’s out on his ass. Johnny questions that being the only thing keeping him from investing. Johnny argues that he’s Chad’s favorite nephew and his good luck charm since he was there when Chad met Abigail. Abigail recalls meeting Chad at java cafe and thinking he was Johnny’s father. Chad jokes that he remembers that Johnny said he didn’t like her. Johnny says he was just a kid so he didn’t know that she would be the love of Chad’s life and the star of his movie. Johnny adds that the movie won’t happen if Chad doesn’t invest. Chad calls that emotional blackmail. Johnny notes that EJ made sure he doesn’t have any other family members to hit up. Chad jokes that he either pisses off EJ or deprives Abigail of doing what she wants to do.
EJ asks Nicole to stop mooning over Rafe. Nicole claims she’s looking at the menu but EJ shows that it’s upside down. EJ reminds her that this date was to help put Rafe out of her mind but since it’s not working, they can go back to his place. Nicole questions wasting a $300 bottle of wine. EJ says it won’t go to waste as he gets up and brings the bottle of wine to Rafe and Ava. EJ calls it a lovely and expensive parting gift as he tells them to have a great night. EJ then takes Nicole and they exit Julie’s Place together.
Eli doesn’t get why pie is so important as he and Lani begin helping Chanel. Chanel explains that she thought it would be cool if Abe could present the ring on top of a piece of pie. Chanel wants the night to be perfect as she feels like she screwed it up, so she wants to fix it for her mom. Lani comments on how far her and mom have come since coming to town.
Paulina praises Abe’s dinner. Abe knows she had a long day. Paulina says she had such a nice time with Lani. Paulina brings up Lani talking about planning a trip. Abe admits that he had Lani stalling so he could finish dinner. Abe is blessed to have Lani in his life and he’s grateful to have the rest of their lives to catch up on all the years they lost. Abe calls being Lani’s dad one of the most precious gifts God has ever given to him…
Rafe argues that Ava can’t drink EJ’s wine because he could have drugged it. Ava ignores the warning so Rafe says to suit herself and he’ll have a beer. Ava comments on EJ getting under Rafe’s skin. Rafe complains that EJ is a phony of all the guys that Nicole could have chosen to go out with. Rafe knows that Ava thinks he’s jealous because EJ is out with Nicole. Ava then asks if he is.
Abigail tells Chad that this is between he and Johnny so she can be out of the equation. Abigail adds that she thought it’d be a fun challenge to be in a movie but if it doesn’t happen, she won’t be heartbroken. Chad thinks it might be just what she needs. Abigail doesn’t want to alienate EJ. Johnny brings up that he told EJ that he’s not going to work at DiMera either way, so EJ won’t get his way no matter what happens. Chad decides in that case, he will fund the rest of his movie. Johnny thanks Chad and they hug as EJ then walks in with Nicole. Nicole tells Johnny that it’s good to see him. Johnny asks what she’s doing here. EJ explains that he invited Nicole for dinner and then questions why they were hugging. Chad reveals that he agreed to provide the rest of the funding for Johnny’s movie, shocking EJ.
Abe and Paulina finish their dinner. Paulina can’t believe he did the dishes after cooking all day. Paulina says she’s not used to a man going to so much trouble for her. Abe says it’s his very great pleasure. Paulina tells Abe that she doesn’t want to hurt his feelings but her day shopping did her in, so she asks if he minds if she just goes to bed. Abe asks about dessert. Paulina thought they were skipping it, but if he’s craving some sweets, he can jump in bed with her. Abe stops her and gets down on one knee. Paulina asks what in the world. Abe says it’s not the most original idea, but tough times call for quick decisions. Abe then proposes to Paulina.
Chanel texts Abe that the pie should be able to serve in 15 minutes, so she hopes their dinner is taking a long time. Lani can’t believe Paulina and Abe are getting married. Eli jokes that Lani and Chanel will be stepsisters. Lani and Chanel say they both always wanted a sister. Lani promises to be the best sister she never had. Chanel says that Lani already has been for all that she did for her. Chanel mentions Lani giving her the courage to open up the bakery. Eli asks how that’s going. Chanel says it’s great as she and Allie are making money and having fun doing it. Lani asks if it hasn’t been awkward between them. Chanel assures it hasn’t and adds that she is in to men now. Eli asks who the lucky guy is. Chanel responds that she kept it all in the family, revealing that she is with Allie’s twin brother, which shocks Eli and Lani.
EJ complains that it’s bad enough that Lucas and Roman sided with Johnny but now his own brother. Chad responds that what he does with his money is none of EJ’s business. EJ argues that it becomes his business when he starts funding his son’s idiotic dreams. Johnny tells EJ to stop yelling and asks what’s so wrong about Chad supporting he and Abigail. EJ questions what Abigail has to do with this. Abigail reveals that Johnny asked her to play Marlena in the movie and she said yes. EJ mocks Abigail being in the movie and asks if they have all gone insane. EJ argues that Chad knew exactly how he felt about this and he didn’t even consult him. Chad compares it to EJ trying to install himself as sole CEO without talking to him. EJ asks if this is payback. Johnny tells EJ that the world doesn’t revolve around him. EJ declares that Chad is not giving a dime to Johnny. Chad argues that EJ can’t stop him but EJ says the hell he can’t.
Eli questions Chanel dating Allie’s twin brother. Chanel tells them that his name is Johnny. Lani asks what Allie thinks of this idea. Chanel admits that she didn’t like it all and told her that Johnny was a real player. Chanel says it’s all worked out now. Chanel’s pie finishes so she hopes she’s not too late…
Paulina tells Abe that she knows they talked about this, but she didn’t expect a proposal so soon. Abe says it was supposed to be done with more finesse. Abe then asks Paulina for an answer. Paulina says yes, so Abe puts the ring on her finger. Paulina calls it beautiful as they kiss.
Rafe assures Ava that he’s not jealous, but he’s worried about Nicole because she and EJ have history. Rafe adds that EJ made Nicole’s life completely miserable and threatened her life more than once. Rafe recalls Nicole not wanting EJ to know he was the father of her baby and that he had to pretend to be the father. Ava does not blame him for being concerned but says Nicole is a grown woman with her own decisions so there is nothing they can do about it tonight. Rafe agrees and apologizes again. Rafe wants to forget about EJ and Nicole. Rafe wants to start by getting rid of the wine but Ava stops him and says it’s a very nice wine. Ava is sure EJ didn’t want to share it with them but he had to because Nicole couldn’t have fun while Rafe was there. Ava tells Rafe that he won and the wine is the prize. Rafe jokes that Ava is really good, but he’s still not drinking the wine. Ava pours herself another glass.
EJ asks Chad if he wants to take this outside. Chad says he would love to if that’s what he wants to do. Abigail demands EJ back off. Nicole insists EJ come with her so she takes him out of the room. Johnny tells Chad that he’s really sorry about that and hopes he hasn’t changed his mind about investing in the movie.
Nicole takes EJ outside. EJ complains that his own brother is undermining him with his own son. Nicole encourages him to calm down. Nicole reminds EJ that they are supposed to be on a date so she convinces him to sit with her outside. EJ doesn’t understand why everyone is against him. Nicole says while EJ was fighting for his life, they were going on with theirs, but Chad is not his kid brother anymore, he’s a man with a wife and kids while Johnny is growing up too and he wants to be his own man who makes his own mistakes. EJ remarks that he wasn’t there for so long, so he’s just trying to be a father to his son again. Nicole questions doing that by forcing him to work at DiMera Enterprises. Nicole jokes that Johnny has too much Sami in him to stand for that. Nicole then asks EJ if this is about Sami.
Chad tells Johnny not to worry as nothing could make him back out. Johnny excitedly thanks him and says he has the funding. Johnny gathers his things and hugs Chad as he then goes to work on a final draft of the script. Abigail jokes that Chad made Johnny’s night. Chad credits Abigail for telling EJ to back off. Chad suggests they grab a bottle of champagne, go upstairs, and celebrate being in the movie business together.
Abe toasts to finding love again when he least expected it. Paulina toasts to them and all of the fun they will have together. Chanel then returns home with her homemade Florida lime pie. Paulina says that’s so sweet. Chanel asks Abe to join her in the kitchen to help her serve the pie. Abe tells her that it won’t be necessary. Paulina then shows Chanel the ring. Chanel excitedly congratulates her as they hug. Abe says he’s sorry as he couldn’t wait and had to take his shot before Paulina went to bed. Paulina jokes that she’s wide awake now. Chanel says she’ll get out of the way so they can celebrate but Abe and Paulina want her to stay for champagne and pie.
Eli and Lani eat pie together at home. Lani says it was sweet of Eli to help with the whole pie crisis. Eli was happy to do it but says his only regret was that it interrupted something very important as they then continue kissing.
Ava tells Rafe that even though the night didn’t start out well, it turned out pretty nice. Ava then suggests they get out of Julie’s Place.
EJ tells Nicole that he doesn’t know what Sami has to do with anything. Nicole brings up Sami cheating on him with Lucas and now EJ feels like he’s lost control of his life, so now he’s trying to regain that control by telling Johnny, Chad, and everyone else what to do. Nicole tells EJ that he’s been down this road before. Nicole warns that if he tries to control people he will just push them away. Nicole suggests if EJ backs off a little bit, he won’t end up alone. EJ agrees to take her advice under consideration. EJ then offers to make her dinner himself in return. Nicole questions since when he cooks. EJ reminds her that she told him he makes a mean omelet. EJ then stands up and takes Nicole by the hand.
Chad and Abigail get close. Abigail tells him that the offer is very tempting, but she’s just not quite there yet. Abigail says it’s too important so she doesn’t want to rush it. Chad agrees. Abigail then kisses him on the cheek and says she’ll see him in the morning as she exits the room.