Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Belle wakes up and tells Shawn that she just had a nightmare that Marlena was possessed by the Devil again.
Ben and Ciara talk at home about being pregnant. Ciara says she knew it was possible but it still felt like a one in a million chance.
Xander goes to the interrogation room and asks Melinda where his money is. Melinda places the briefcase on the table. Xander warns that there would be hell to pay if it’s not all there. Melinda then stops him by slamming the briefcase shut and informs him that he won’t be spending a penny of this, because he’s giving the money to her or else she will blow Gwen’s life sky high. Xander does not take kindly to anyone threatening the people he cares about. Melinda claims she’s not threatening anyone but as district attorney, she has a duty to expose the truth. Melinda reveals that she knows Gwen’s dirty little secret.
Jack questions what Abigail is so angry about. Abigail tells him that it’s Gwen. Jack thought Abigail accepted Gwen’s apology. Abigail responds that she’s here to take it back because she now knows that Gwen has been lying through her teeth again about losing her baby as it turns out she didn’t have anything to do with it.
Ben and Ciara talk about Ciara getting pregnant right away even though it’s rare. Ben says they beat the odds. Ciara feels like it’s a miracle. Ben agrees and calls it amazing. Ben points out that they are young, healthy, and very good at doing what you need to do to get pregnant. Ciara wonders if it happened after their first try. Ben points out that they did it lots of times after. Ciara reminds him that they both agreed the first time felt special and then felt the big gust of wind. Ciara guesses it wasn’t a bad omen, but a good thing.
Belle tells Shawn about her nightmare of Marlena being possessed and saying to expect the unexpected. Shawn encourages that it’s not real. Belle guesses it’s a combination of jet lag and seeing Marlena dressed as a Devil for Halloween. Shawn knows it must be difficult given Marlena’s history. Shawn suggests they go back to sleep but Belle says she’s wide awake now. Belle adds that they have slept for like 12 hours because of international travel. Shawn and Belle then kiss in bed.
Xander isn’t sure what Melinda is referring to. Melinda assumed that Xander knew since Gwen is his girlfriend and he’s not the one that she’s been deceiving all these months. Gwen says she has a duty to bring things to light so she’s going to Jack’s house to tell him what Gwen has done.
Gwen tells Abigail that she already admitted that she lied about what happened to her baby and brings up how Abigail said she’d be a horrible mother, so she wanted to hurt her and said that she pushed her. Gwen calls it a horrible, tragic accident. Abigail questions calling it an accident. Jack interrupts but Chad tells him to let her finish. Gwen insists it was an accident and she lost her baby. Abigail says those statements are true but not that in order. Jack questions what she’s talking about. Abigail asks Gwen if she wants to take it or should she. Gwen argues that Abigail hates her so much. Chad says that Gwen put her through enough so she can’t blame her for this. Abigail feels terrible for their argument and that Gwen ended up in the hospital, but it’s time for the whole truth to come out. Gwen claims not to know what she’s talking about. Abigail declares that they both know she lost her baby before she fell down the stairs.
Ben tells Ciara that they can either stay here and wonder if they’re having a baby or they can head to the hospital to make sure. Ben jokes that they can assume the test is wrong and keep trying. Ciara decides they should go to the hospital to see if she’s carrying a child and if she’s not, they will come back and pick up where they left off.
Belle tells Shawn that it’s great that Ben and Ciara are trying to have a baby. Shawn just hopes that they aren’t rushing things and enjoying being newlyweds. Belle thinks it makes sense that they don’t want to take any time for granted after all they have been through. Shawn decides he’s going to visit Abe at the hospital. Shawn invites Belle to come but Belle says she’s going to check on Marlena so she can get the image of her as the Devil out of her head.
After Justin and Bonnie’s wedding, Kayla tells Steve that she has to get back to the hospital. Steve stops her to ask what she said that Gwen might be lying to Jack about. Kayla explains how Gwen said that Dr. Snyder used her past a sex worker to blackmail her in to delivering drugs but Abigail doesn’t believe that and thinks that whatever Dr. Snyder held against her was much worse and she thought she could find a clue in Dr. Snyder’s office, so she let her go through it. Steve questions finding answers in Dr. Snyder’s personal belongings. Steve hopes Abigail comes up empty on this one for Jack’s sake. Kayla mentions that Steve said Jack was in good spirits this morning. Steve says that’s because Melinda dropped the charges against Gwen. Steve adds that no matter what Gwen has done, she is still his niece, just like Abigail. Steve knows Jack thinks Gwen has changed and they were on their way to being a family, so he’d hate to see that undone. Kayla thinks Abigail feels the same since she told her that she hopes she’s wrong because she doesn’t want to hurt Jack or Gwen, but she needs to know the truth no matter what it is. Steve says that Jack believes they can put the bad blood behind them so they will stay optimistic.
Jack questions what Abigail is saying. Abigail informs him that Gwen was no longer pregnant when she fell down the stairs. Jack says he’s lost. Abigail brings up the secret that Dr. Snyder was holding over Gwen and reveals that Gwen was not a sex worker. Abigail tells Gwen to just tell Jack that this was just another one of her stupid lies. Jack questions why she would lie about that. Chad responds that the truth is much worse. Abigail questions why Gwen would deliver drugs and why her past would be that horrible. Abigail talks about everything Gwen has done and how Jack forgave her for all of it, so she argues that being a sex worker in the past doesn’t make sense. Jack argues that Gwen was ashamed and asks what this has to do with Gwen losing her baby. Abigail explains that the day Gwen showed up at the house and she said those horrible things to her, she was coming from the hospital where she was treated for severe abdominal pains. Abigail states that Dr. Snyder examined Gwen and found out that she had miscarried, so when she went back to the hospital later, Dr. Snyder knew that her fall had nothing to do with her losing her baby and she didn’t want anybody to know that so everyone would think Abigail was responsible. Abigail adds that Dr. Snyder knew Gwen was desperate to keep the truth from coming out and that was what he was holding over. Abigail declares that the truth is, when they argued, Gwen wasn’t even pregnant anymore. Jack turns to Gwen and asks if this is true.
Belle goes to Marlena’s and sees the pitchfork inside. Belle tells herself that it was just a costume, just like her nightmare wasn’t real. Steve shows up and asks if Belle is okay as she looks like she’s seen a ghost. Steve adds that he wasn’t expecting her as he thought she was in South Africa visiting Claire. Belle informs him that they just got back last night. Steve asks how Claire is doing. Belle says she’s good and it’s been a positive move for her. Steve questions where everyone is. Belle doesn’t know as she came to see Marlena, but nobody was here. Steve hoped to talk to John about some business. Belle tells him that John is out of town on a case. Steve questions what case that is.
Shawn goes to the hospital and finds Ben so he asks if something is wrong. Ben reveals that Ciara is in with Kayla as she might be pregnant. Shawn is surprised as they just said they were going to start trying. Ben tells him that their first pregnancy test came back positive. Shawn asks if he’s still worried about he and Ciara having a baby.
Kayla takes Ciara’s blood and says she will get the lab to put a rush on it. Ciara says she will then know for sure and calls it a huge moment for her life to change forever. Ciara admits to getting scared. Kayla says that’s normal as it’s a big deal but also one of the most rewarding experiences she’ll ever have.
Xander tells Melinda that he still has no idea what she’s talking about. Melinda questions him playing it like this. Melinda reveals that the other day, she overheard him and Gwen in the interrogation room and learned a lot in that short time. Xander accuses her of eavesdropping. Melinda says there’s no privacy as this isn’t his living room. Melinda reveals that she learned Gwen was never a sex worker and was lying about her miscarriage. Melinda adds that Gwen said Jack would never forgive her if he found out that Gwen let Abigail think she was responsible for her losing her baby. Melinda guesses that Gwen already miscarried before her fall down the stairs and then lied after the fact. Xander calls that absurd. Melinda says she wants to know what Jack thinks about it, so she’s going to run it by him. Xander then stops her. Melinda says that’s what she thought.
Gwen argues that she doesn’t know where Abigail got this insane idea from, because she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Jack knows Abigail feels guilty about what happened to Gwen’s baby, so he’s wondering if this story is a way to assuage that guilt. Abigail tells him it’s not a story, but the truth. Gwen questions if she has any evidence. Gwen argues that Dr. Snyder is dead so she couldn’t have gotten this from him. Abigail says that she didn’t need to as she has it all right here in print. Abigail then reveals the medical report and shows it to Jack.
Belle tells Steve that Marlena said John left town on an important case and asks if something’s wrong. Steve says it’s the first he’s hearing about it. Belle asks if it’s unusual for John not to tell him. Steve says not necessarily since he just finished a job for Victor. Steve adds that if Marlena said John is off on a case then it must be true.
Ciara tells Kayla about how Marlena has been such a huge help to Ben since he had worries about having a child and developing his mental illness. Kayla understands the concern but says they will both be caring parents that will get help right away if anything is off. Ciara adds that Marlena helped Ben see that his fear shouldn’t stop them from starting a family. Ciara admits that she’s kind of scared that Ben’s worry may never go away. Ciara thinks Ben will be an excellent father and be everything that Clyde wasn’t for him. Ciara says that Clyde made Ben’s childhood a living hell, while their child will be surrounded by nothing but love.
Shawn asks Ben about being nervous about being a parent. Ben says that Marlena helped get him past that and Ciara will be the best mother ever which Shawn agrees with.
Melinda tells Xander that she will take his million dollars and then she won’t tell Jack or anyone else what she knows. Xander mocks her not caring about blackmail if she’s the one getting paid. Melinda argues that the money is not for her. Xander asks why she wants it then. Melinda says it’s personal. Xander demands to know what she’s going to do with the million dollars. Melinda responds that she’s going to use the money to honor her daughter’s memory. Xander asks if she’s donating it to the hospital. Melinda says Haley did love being a nurse but she thought about the most meaningful way to honor Haley, so she decided to start a legal defense fund to assist undocumented immigrants. Xander remembers Haley was almost deported. Melinda wants to be able to offer resources, information, and hope. Melinda declares that she can’t help her daughter but maybe she can help someone else’s.
Gwen questions where Abigail got her private medical records. Abigail reveals that they found it in Dr. Snyder’s office inside of a book called “Miscarriage of Justice”. Gwen questions her breaking in to his office. Abigail responds that Kayla let them in. Gwen calls that illegal and threatens to have them arrested. Jack confirms that everything Abigail said is confirmed in the medical report. Abigail repeats that Gwen miscarried before she fell down the stairs. Jack realizes that Gwen already knew she lost her baby.
Ciara comes out from seeing Kayla and asks what Shawn is doing here. Shawn says he came to check on Abe but ran in to Ben so he asks about the test results. Ciara tells them that Kayla put a rush on it but they don’t know yet if Shawn’s going to be an uncle or if Ben’s going to be a father.
Xander tells Melinda that what she’s doing is quite noble but questions why she has to do it with his money. Melinda talks about all the time they have wasted on his crimes, she figured he’s not entitled to this money. Xander calls it a stretch. Melinda is not interested in his opinion but says the choice is his. Melinda declares that if Xander doesn’t care about protecting Gwen’s relationship with her father then he can keep the money. Xander gives in and tells Melinda to keep the money but he wants her word that she will never say anything to Jack about Gwen’s secret. Melinda swears that Jack won’t hear it from her. Melinda then exits the interrogation room.
Chad questions how Gwen could do this since she was on a mission to ruin he and Abigail’s marriage but Abigail found a way to rise above her getting pregnant and handled it with grace. Gwen disagrees. Chad says that Abigail had nothing to do with what happened to the baby, but Gwen let her believe that she did and she left town, him, and their children. Gwen argues that Abigail said she wanted to be rid of her and the baby. Chad brings up that Gwen told him that having the baby had nothing to do with hurting Abigail but that was a lie. Abigail declares that Gwen wants to hurt all of them and after all the understanding and forgiveness, she’s still the same. Gwen mocks Abigail being perfect. Abigail says she’s far from it but she was raised by loving people while Gwen doesn’t know how to love anyone but herself. Abigail feels sorry for her and wishes things could be different between them but it’s obvious to her now that they can’t. Abigail calls Gwen a toxic person and says she doesn’t want her in her life. Abigail hugs Jack and then walks out of the house with Chad. Jack can’t believe he didn’t see this coming and asks how he could’ve been so blind. Gwen cries that she’s sorry. Jack tells Gwen that he trusted her and supported her when her other daughter told him that all she wanted was to hurt him and their family. Jack asks Gwen why she would do this.
Kayla comes over to Ben, Ciara, and Shawn to announce the test results. Ciara and Ben say they are ready. Kayla congratulates Ben and Ciara as she announces they are going to have a baby. Ben and Ciara hug in excitement.
Chad and Abigail go home. Chad notes that she hasn’t said much and asks if she’s okay. Abigail thinks she is and says she’s spent so much of the last six months blaming herself for Gwen’s miscarriage but now that the truth is out, she doesn’t have to do that anymore and feels like a huge weight has been lifted off her chest.
Gwen tells Jack that Abigail was wrong. Jack says it’s all here in the medical report. Gwen admits she lied about her miscarriage as she lost the baby hours before she fell down the stairs. Gwen cries that Abigail was wrong when she said she didn’t know how to love. Jack thinks she was right. Jack says that Gwen’s family turned the other cheek and opened their hearts to her. Jack adds that his brother kept Gwen from going to prison. Gwen admits she may not be very good with relationships but she knows how she feels about Jack is how a daughter should feel about her father. Gwen says that feeling is grateful and safe and for the first time, she felt value as a human as if someone actually cared about her. Jack questions why she would lie to him then. Gwen couldn’t bear the thought of him looking at her the way that he’s looking at her now with so much anger and contempt. Gwen knew that any love Jack felt for her or any connection they had would be gone the minute he found out what she’s done. Gwen cries that now she can see that she was right. Jack tells Gwen not to call him dad and storms out of the room. Gwen sits down and breaks down crying. Xander comes home and tells Gwen that he has good news and bad news. Gwen says whatever it is doesn’t hold a candle to her. Xander asks what’s happened. Gwen informs him that she just lost her father. Xander asks if something happened to Jack. Gwen reveals that Jack found out she was lying about her miscarriage. Xander says that bitch. Gwen asks how he knew that Abigail figured the whole thing out. Xander is surprised to learn it was Abigail. Gwen explains that Kayla let Chad and Abigail into Dr. Snyder’s office where they found her original chart, so they brought it here and showed Jack. Gwen tells him that Jack was furious and wants nothing to do with her. Xander hugs her and says he’s so sorry as he thinks back to Melinda swearing Jack wouldn’t hear it from her. Xander promises Gwen that it will be okay.
Chad is glad Abigail no longer has to carry around guilt as he knows that was one of the issues that kept them apart. Abigail assures she’s not going anywhere and thanks him for being patient. Chad thanks her for being forgiving. Abigail is glad the truth came out but she feels horrible that Jack was hurt as he was really starting to care for Gwen and she doesn’t know if their relationship will survive this.
Steve finds Kayla at the hospital and informs her that Marlena told Belle that John went out of town on a case and didn’t tell anybody. Steve says he called the office but they had no idea what he’s talking about and John is not answering his phone, so something’s not right.
Belle goes to the hospital and hugs Shawn. Shawn informs her that he hasn’t had a chance to see Abe yet because he ran in to Ben and Ciara. Shawn then announces to Belle that Ben and Ciara are pregnant. Belle hugs him and says that’s wonderful.
Ben and Ciara go home. Ben talks about taking care of her throughout her pregnancy. Ciara asks if he’s really happy that he’s pregnant. Ciara knows he’s excited and they agreed that it would be a good idea, but she wants him to be honest as to if he’s still having reservations about being a dad. Ben says not anymore and assures that he’s so blessed to have a baby with the woman he loves as there’s nothing he’s wanted more in his life. Susan Banks then shows up at their door and says she had to come because she had a premonition about their baby.