Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Kate goes to the Brady Pub and finds it is closed. Kate finds that strange but heads inside to find a decorated dinner set up by Roman.
Xander gets out of the shower in his room at the Salem Inn as Gwen enters with candy bars. Xander suggests they go out instead and have a nice dinner at Julie’s Place. Gwen says that sounds wonderful, but questions how they are going to pay for that. Xander asks who said anything about paying for it and suggests they dine and dash.
Chloe finds Brady’s body seemingly stabbed in the woods with the knife nearby as she tries to wake him up.
Victor sits at home at the Kiriakis Mansion, commenting on the stock going down. Victor calls for Maggie but Gabi and Jake walk in. Gabi asks if Titan had another bad day. Victor responds that Titan is fine but them darkening his doorstep is what gives him a problem. Gabi and Jake talk about Titan not having a CEO. Victor questions them rehearsing this but admits he still hasn’t appointed a CEO as he’s studying his options. They tell Victor that today is his lucky day as his search is over.
Chloe wakes Brady up and worries that he’s really hurt. Brady asks what happened. Chloe doesn’t know and says she just found him like this. Chloe asks if someone stabbed him and where all the blood is coming from.
Gwen questions Xander wanting to dine and dash at Julie’s Place. Xander says they’ll get a tasty dinner and it will be fun. Gwen questions stealing from Julie. Xander brings up how she’s treated them which Gwen can’t argue with. Gwen worries about their recent brushes with the law and suggests they stay clean. Xander doesn’t think they will do time for a dine and dash. Gwen wonders if Julie would call the cops. Xander can’t believe how worried she is about this. Gwen doesn’t think it’s worth the risk for a mediocre night out. Gwen says they just got through the mess with Melinda Trask. Xander then agrees that it’s not worth another tangle with the law, so they won’t dine and dash. Gwen guesses they are going back to candy bars then. Xander says he promised her a dinner so she will get one and he’ll even pay for it. Gwen asks how. Xander reveals that he just received a credit card in the mail.
Roman pours champagne for he and Kate as they toast to surprise. Kate asks what all this is for. Roman says she finally gave him the go ahead to romance her, but he hadn’t lived up to his end of the bargain and only took her on one date which was a wedding that ended in disaster. Roman thought she deserved better, so this is a do over. Roman and Kate then sit together at a table.
Rafe and Ava sit together in the town square. Rafe informs Ava that Kristen’s van didn’t make it to prison. Ava asks where she is then. Rafe says they had units searching for the last hour and he just got word that they found the van and the two guards who accompanied Kristen. Rafe says that apparently Kristen overpowered the guards and force the van off the road. Rafe adds that in the confusion of the crash, Kristen was able to get away. Ava calls it a daring escape and says it couldn’t have been easy to pull that off. Rafe says that’s why he doesn’t believe Kristen pulled it off herself and that she had help. Rafe then informs Ava that he thinks he’s staring at her accomplice as he speaks.
Victor questions Jake and Gabi thinking he should hire them to be CEO of Titan. Gabi argues that they have more than enough experience. Jake asks if he wants their pitch which Victor says he’d laugh at. Gabi insists that they are the only ones who can save Titan from it’s current freefall. Victor asks why them. Gabi says they have executive experience and they’ve worked at Titan before. Jake says they are very famiilar with the daily operations. Gabi asks who is more capable that he could find. Victor doesn’t give a damn about their business experience as he would never hire them. Victor declares if he’s going to replace Philip, he can do that with a member of his own family.
Brady tells Chloe that he doesn’t know where the blood came from but he doesn’t think it’s his. Chloe asks what’s wrong with him then as he is slurring his words. Chloe asks if he was hit in the head. Chloe says he has to tell her what happened. Brady responds that he doesn’t even know. Chloe questions where Philip is.
Roman begins he and Kate’s dinner with chowder. They joke about it but Kate is surprised that Roman added lobster and other ingredients to it which Kate calls fantastic and Roman says he wanted to add his own touch to it. Kate acknowledges that he’s really gone all out for her which Roman says he told her that he would. Kate states that Roman is still himself. Roman responds that she makes him want to be just a little bit better.
Rafe gets up from his table with Ava and confronts Xander and Gwen who were walking by. Rafe says he needs to speak with them. Xander responds that they were on their way to dinner but Rafe says they are going to need to postpone it. Gwen asks what this is about. Rafe informs them that Kristen was being transported to prison today but she didn’t make it, as she escaped. Rafe reveals he’s going to need to take Xander in for questioning. Xander says he can’t be serious. Rafe threaten to arrest him but Xander agrees to go to the police station on his own. Xander tells Gwen they will take a rain check on dinner. Gwen asks Rafe not to keep Xander too long. Rafe responds that it won’t take long at all as long as Xander confesses. Rafe tells Ava that they will have to postpone their dinner too. Ava understands he has a job to do and says she’ll see him at the house as Rafe walks away with Xander.
Gabi tells Victor that she knows he’s always wanted one of his family members to take the reins Titan but they have all failed him one way or another. Gabi remarks that he’s driven away anyone who thought of becoming CEO. Victor acknowledges they’ve had differences of opinion but the company is still their family legacy so no Kiriakis wouldn’t jump at the chance to run Titan. Gabi and Jake bring up Xander and how he quit because Victor kept passing him over Philip and now wants nothing to do with him. Jake brings up Justin, who Gabi notes has never been interested in the corporate world. Gabi adds that Sonny moved to Arizona to run any business but this one. Victor says they made their point but declares that they forgot about Brady.
Brady repeats that the blood is not his. Chloe tells Brady that Philip was here earlier and asks if he’s seen him. Brady complains that Chloe is talking about Philip all the time and he doesn’t deserve her. Chloe asks again if Brady saw him here earlier. Brady then passes out, so Chloe pulls out her phone and calls 911 for an ambulance at the river bank.
Roman asks Kate if she’s ready for the second course. Kate guesses it’s a burger but Roman presents her with filet mignon. Roman points out that they still haven’t really gone public with their status yet. Kate jokes about if he wants to go on social media or take out an ad in the paper. Roman wants to tell their nearest and dearest. Kate realizes he means their kids. Roman asks if Kate has told her kids yet. Kate asks if he has told his. Roman notes that Carrie and Eric are out of the country and he hasn’t talked to them since Kate gave him the word. Kate says that’s two of his kids. Roman says Sami is where ever Sami goes, so he asks Kate if she has told her kids that they are back together.
Gwen sits with Ava in the town square. Gwen says she’s lost her appetite. Ava thought for a second that Rafe was going to arrest Gwen. Gwen almost wishes he had because Xander has been accused of doing something he didn’t do again and it’s something she did. Gwen complains that it isn’t right. Ava tells her that getting caught isn’t going to help anything. Gwen can’t believe it because she is the one person who can clear Xander’s name, but she can’t do that without implicating herself. Gwen goes over how the whole reason she agreed to help Kristen escape was so that she wouldn’t lose Xander, but now if he goes to jail then she’s going to lose him anyway.
Rafe brings Xander to the interrogation room at the police station. Rafe offers him a granola bar since they both had to skip dinner but Xander says he’ll pass. Xander complains that Rafe has destroyed his evening and asks why he thinks he had anything to do with Kristen escaping from her prison transport. Rafe brings up that Xander used to work for Kristen. Xander argues that he worked with her and it was a long time ago. Rafe feels it wasn’t that long ago. Xander reminds him that it was before Kristen hated his guts for switching her baby with Sarah’s. Rafe believes Kristen would forgive him if he could find a way to secure her freedom. Xander assures he had nothing to do with it. Rafe questions Xander just happening to show up on the same day that Kristen was being transported to prison. Xander reminds him that he came to ask questions about Sarah and that Rafe was there to hear him. Rafe acknowledges that he did and says it didn’t make sense to him that Kristen had anything to do with Sarah leaving him. Xander argues that it doesn’t have to make sense to Rafe because it’s none of his damn business. Rafe responds that it is if he’s using that story as a front to break Kristen out of here.
Kayla and Chloe get Brady in to a hospital bed. Kayla finds nothing and asks Chloe about finding him like this. Chloe confirms that and that he said he wasn’t hurt. Kayla thinks he’s right as she doesn’t see any lacerations or puncture wounds. Kayla notes that Brady’s vitals are stable and doesn’t seem to be any stress. Chloe argues that something happened because she found him and he seemed confused, slurring his words, and then he just passed out. Kayla notes there is a bump on his head. Chloe wonders if that’s where the blood is coming from but Kayla says there is no wound. Kayla says she’ll order a CT scan to make sure he’s not concussed but she doesn’t see any injuries.
Gabi questions Victor thinking that Brady is going to take over Titan. Jake reminds Victor that Brady is working at DiMera. Gabi says she’s heard Brady is happy there so she asks Victor if he wants to mention any other family members. Victor begrudgingly accepts that the next CEO of Titan won’t have Kiriakis blood in them. Victor then brings up that Gabi and Jake are the ones who put spyware on Philip’s computer, so he questions why he should hire two people who tried to destroy the company.
Kate asks Roman if he thinks the kids are really interested in their love life after all this time. Roman jokes that when he assumes they don’t care, that’s when they leap in with all their opinions. Kate says they aren’t hiding anything but she thought she would tell Philip and Lucas next time she sees them. Roman questions when that will be. Kate says she’s called them but they haven’t answered her messages. Roman jokes that the older they get, the harder they are to pin down. Kate points out that they have their lives to live too. Roman says that’s why he enjoys a good family holiday because it obligates them all to come home. Roman points out there happens to be one around the corner. Kate realizes he wants to get everyone together to break the news around Christmas time. Roman points out that they usually have a get together here for the kids and grandkids anyway so he suggests making that their coming out party. Kate agrees it would be kind of a good idea to tell everyone at the same time and jokes that if there’s any fallout then at least they are a team. Roman declares that Sami and Eric, Lucas and Philip will all be in the same room and they might even get to see their son Rex. Kate wonders if they’ll ever get Rex to take a break from saving lives with Doctors without Borders. Roman thinks if they both work on him together, they might be able to convince him to bring Sarah home for a real holiday celebration. Kate toasts to that.
Gwen tells Ava that this was never supposed to happen as Kristen said this wouldn’t come back to her. Gwen complains that Ava’s boyfriend came and took her boyfriend away from their dinner plans. Ava insists it will all work out, reminding Gwen that Xander is innocent so Rafe doesn’t actually have anything on him. Gwen worries about Xander being questioned still but Ava assures her that he’s just fishing. Ava says she can tell when the cops have the goods and when they are just bluffing. Ava repeats that Rafe doesn’t have anything on Xander. Gwen can’t help thinking that this whole thing is going to fall apart anyway, even if Xander doesn’t get busted. Gwen says the whole reason that she went to these lengths was to make sure Xander didn’t get back with Sarah. Ava thought that Sarah left town to be with Rex but realizes there is more to the story. Gwen tells her to forget she said anything. Ava questions if Gwen doesn’t trust her after they just committed a felony together, warning she would have plenty of leverage over her if she needed. Gwen acknowledges that Ava is right and admits she’s been dying to tell somebody about what she did.
Kate tells Roman that it feels like dessert time. Roman presents her with creme brulee. Roman says they had something very special a few years ago even if it didn’t last, but now they are back in style. Kate asks if he doesn’t think it’s too early for all of this since they’ve only been back together for a day and a half. Roman thinks it should’ve happened a long time ago. Kate tells Roman that he did really good tonight. Roman thanks her.
Xander questions why Rafe would think him confronting Kristen about Sarah dumping him was a front. Rafe says it got him in the building and then no one would be suspicious when they saw him leave. Xander says he only left because he didn’t get any satisfaction. Rafe suggests he could have followed Kristen to the prison transfer fan. Xander says it makes no sense and asks why he’d lift a finger to help Kristen when she has done nothing but cause him grief. Rafe suggests maybe he felt he owed her after the baby switch. Xander insists that he owes her nothing. Xander brings up that Kristen is the one who called him to tell him about Sarah and Rex, so because of her, he walked in on them in bed on his wedding day. Xander says it almost destroyed him, so rotting in prison for the next few years is too good for Kristen. Xander adds that if someone helped her break out, he hopes he locks them up too.
Gwen reveals to Ava that Sarah is not with Rex, but on some tropical deserted island that Kristen sent her too. Ava laughs that Kristen does not mess around. Ava realizes that’s why Gwen helped break Kristen out of jail, because at any moment she could tell Xander where to find his not so runaway bride. Gwen says she’s not proud of it. Ava points out that it’s working. Gwen asks if it is because she feels terrible that Sarah is being kept away from all her friends and family. Ava points out that she doesn’t feel terrible enough to tell Xander. Gwen admits that she’d feel a lot worse if Sarah came back and took Xander from her. Ava sees that Gwen is conflicted but points out that Gwen did not kidnap Sarah. Gwen feels she’s certainly aiding and questions Ava not thinking she has anything to feel guilty about. Ava remarks that she’s not exactly an angel. Gwen worries that kidnapping is a crime. Ava advises Gwen that there’s no point in wasting time worrying about who she may have hurt as she knew what she wanted and made her choice to get it. Gwen says her whole life has been based on other peoples’ choices. Ava says she made the best of it and so will Sarah. Gwen worries about if something happens to Sarah on that island. Ava tells Gwen that she got what she wants so she should stop worrying about how she got it.
Gabi questions Victor still being upset about the keylogger and claims they weren’t trying to take down Titan, just to get rid of Philip. Victor frowns upon corporate espionage, especially when it’s aimed at his son. Jake suggests they should go but Gabi argues that they are doing Victor a favor. Gabi calls Philip a lousy CEO and says they only installed the keylogger to expose how incompetent Philip was which Victor mocks. Gabi asks if he doesn’t believe them when he obviously agreed that Philip was in no shape to run the company or else he wouldn’t have fired his own son. Victor responds that his feelings are moot but Gabi and Jake are doing a lousy job selling themselves. Gabi disagrees but Victor says it’s not up to them. Victor declares that if they want the #1 spot at Titan, they better come up with something new and fast.
Brady starts to wake up in his hospital bed. Kayla and Chloe tell him that they are there. Kayla asks Chloe about talking to Brady before. Chloe says he just seemed really confused and then passed out. Kayla decides to call to check in on the CT scan and the other blood work as well. Chloe questions that not being Brady’s blood. Kayla says they will know soon as she sent it to the lab. Kayla asks how she found Brady anyway. Chloe explains that she was actually looking for Philip but he wasn’t there. Chloe admits that it crossed her mind that it could be Philip’s blood. Kayla asks when she last heard from him. Chloe says she left him at the river bank and then went back but only found Brady. Chloe declares that she has to find Philip and tries calling him, only to discover that Philip’s phone is in Brady’s pocket. Chloe starts to cry as Kayla questions what Brady is doing with Philip’s phone. Kayla leaves the room, then Brady wakes up. Chloe asks him what is going on, what happened, and why he has Philip’s phone. Chloe pleads with him to talk to her. Kayla returns with the blood work and announces that his blood alcohol level was over 3 times the legal limit. Chloe can’t believe Brady was drunk and says that explains why he was confused and slurring his words. Kayla adds that’s not the only result she got back as she confirms the blood on Brady’s clothes was not his, but it was O positive which Chloe confirms is Philip’s blood type.
Xander tells Rafe that if all he has is accusations, he has a dinner date waiting for him. Rafe tells Xander that he’s free to go for now. Xander repeats that he would never help Kristen. Rafe says he’s just keeping his options open. Xander tells him to eliminate him from the list. Xander says Kristen deserves to be in prison, so if someone did help her escape then he’d be very interested to know what they are getting out of it. Xander then exits the room.
Gwen asks Ava if it’s easy for her to not worry about who she might hurt. Ava says that’s just the way the world works. Ava asks if Gwen was happier without Xander and control over her own life. Gwen admits she was not. Ava advises Gwen that she’s the only person who can make herself feel guilty because she’s the only person who knows what she did. Gwen guesses she’s right. Ava adds that Xander thinks Sarah and Rex are off saving the world together, so no one needs to know otherwise…
Roman and Kate dance together. Roman jokes about saying they are a classic. Kate says tonight is one for the books which Roman is very glad to hear. Roman and Kate’s son Rex then surprises them by entering the Pub, remarking that they are just full of surprises.