Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Chloe knocks on Kate’s door, saying she needs to talk to her about Philip. Inside, Philip tells Kate not to answer it because no one can know he’s alive, especially not Chloe. Kate argues that people are going to find out eventually so he can’t keep hiding. Philip says he’s not asking for forever, just today. Kate calls out to Chloe that she’s tired and not up for visitors but Chloe refuses to go until she opens the door.
Shawn joins Belle in the interrogation room. Shawn says he is sorry about Brady getting arrested for murder. Belle confirms Brady was just taken to his cell. Shawn argues that they don’t even know if Philip is dead. Belle brings up Victor and Kate signing off legal papers saying that he is even though there is no body. Shawn is sure Belle will find a way to get Brady cleared. Belle asks about Ciara and why Shawn is not guarding her and Ben right now. Shawn informs her that he had a unit take them to a safehouse to keep them hidden. Belle can’t believe this is happening and recalls seeing Marlena taken over by a demon and choking them. Shawn is thankful that Belle showed up when she did because he has no doubt that Devil Marlena would have killed them all.
Steve finds Kayla, knocked out on the floor of her office with blood on her head as her phone lies nearby and a chair is knocked over.
Devil Marlena stands over Jan Spears as she lies in a coma. The Devil declares that Jan has been in the coma long enough and he needs his star player back in the game. Jan then wakes up.
Steve wakes Kayla up. Kayla freaks out and yells at Steve to get away from her.
The Devil pretends to be Marlena for Jan and tells her that everything will be okay. Jan questions what happened to her. Marlena informs her that she’s been in a coma for about six months and it’s nearly Christmas. Jan laments missing the summer Olympics. Jan declares that the person to blame for this is Philip Kiriakis. Jan recalls being in an airfield with Philip and Chloe and she had a gun but Philip threw dirt in her eyes and banged her head into a pole. Marlena responds that she wouldn’t worry because Philip has gotten what’s coming to him.
Allie and Tripp sit together in the town square. Tripp asks if the police found Philip’s body. Allie says no and just his prosthetic leg. Tripp encourages that there’s a chance he’s still alive then. Allie says she’s praying for that but if so, she thinks he would’ve contacted someone by now…
Kate answers her door and asks what Chloe wants. Chloe brings up Kate and Victor having Philip declared dead. Kate asks if she’s surprised since Philip has been missing for days, his prosthetic leg was found in the river, and Brady was covered in his blood so she should know that Brady killed Philip. Chloe argues that there’s no body and zero proof that Philip is dead. Chloe wants Kate to tell Melinda that she made a mistake in signing that document because Melinda used it to have Brady arrested. Kate asks why she wouldn’t since she has a knife covered in Brady’s fingerprints and the vicious texts he sent to Philip. Kate tells her that Brady cut Philip out of her life. Chloe doesn’t know what happened that night but says Brady is incapable of something like that. Chloe states that Brady swears he did not hurt Philip and she believes him. Philip remains listening in as he hides. Kate calls her a real piece of work and says Brady killed her boyfriend in a jealous rage but she still stands by Brady. Chloe argues that she cares deeply for Philip but it’s not fair. Kate questions if that’s why she and Brady had sex on the conference table at Basic Black. Chloe then questions who told her that.
Belle tells Shawn that she has a theory about Brady’s situation as they try to figure out exactly what happened. Belle informs him that she went to the Pub about the security footage and it was gone. Shawn suggests a lot of places have their footage erased over time but Belle reveals that the rest was there and all that was missing was the couple hours that Brady was there. Belle thinks that it was purposely erased and that Brady is being framed. Belle adds that she’s not sure by who but she has an idea.
Chloe demands an answer from Kate as to who told her that she had sex with Brady. Kate claims that Chloe did as she had a meeting at Basic Black and she happened to overhear the details of how she betrayed her son. Chloe says she has no idea what she’s talking about. Kate informs her that she heard her tell Brady not to tell anyone about the fact that they had sex on the conference table. Chloe explains that it wasn’t them as they were talking about someone else and she misunderstood. Kate doesn’t believe her and tells her and Brady to burn in Hell. Chloe then admits that it was Nicole which Kate questions. Chloe says she shouldn’t have said anything but she wanted her to know that it wasn’t her. Kate asks if Nicole had sex with Brady then. Chloe says no and it was with someone else but that doesn’t matter. Chloe argues that all that matters is that she and Brady did not have sex and swears that she never cheated on Philip.
Tripp feels he’s not doing a good job of cheering Allie up, so he gives her an early Christmas present of a bracelet. Allie then reveals that she got him the same bracelet.
Kayla believes Steve is the Devil again but Steve assures that he’d never hurt her and that she’s confused. Steve asks who else he would be. Kayla explains that the Devil came in as Steve, turned in to Marlena and knocked her out. Steve insists this is him now and he’s here. Kayla worries that she’s being tricked again. Steve argues that even the Devil can’t fake their love. Steve promises Kayla that it’s him. Steve hugs Kayla as she cries that she was so scared.
Devil Marlena informs Jan that Brady killed Philip. Jan remarks that Chloe hardly seems worth a life sentence. Marlena wants to talk about Jan’s future. Jan says she’s learned her lesson so she’s done causing trouble for Belle and Shawn. Marlena remarks that it’s too bad because nobody likes a quitter. Jan questions if Marlena wants her to cause trouble for them. Marlena says that’s why she woke her from her coma. Jan asks why Marlena would want her to go after Belle when she is her mother. The Devil then reveals that she is not.
Tripp tells Allie that he can return her bracelet but Allie says no way and jokes that they can be bracelet buddies. They both say they love their gift. Tripp says it’s good to hear her laugh which she credits him for. Tripp says he has to get back to work and asks what Allie’s going to do now. Allie decides she will go visit Kate because she can’t imagine what she’s going through.
Kate argues that Chloe has always been a cheater so she doesn’t know who she thinks she’s fooling. Chloe admits that she’s made mistakes in the past and there was a time that she was torn between Brady and Philip, but once she chose Philip, she was all in on their relationship and never strayed once. Kate argues that she was always with Brady every time Philip turned around and she doesn’t believe that nothing happened between them. Kate calls Chloe a manipulative flirt, tease, liar, and a slut. Chloe doesn’t care whate Kate thinks because she has zero respect for her. Chloe swears on Parker’s life that she never cheated on Philip and she wouldn’t swear on her son’s life if she wasn’t telling the truth. Kate says maybe she didn’t but questions why she stands by Brady when he killed Philip. Chloe doesn’t believe that and says Brady may have been jealous and drunk but he’s not a murderer, so she’s still holding out hope that Philip is alive. Chloe cries about the thought of losing him. Kate says they may just have to accept it. Chloe refuses and says if Kate lets Melinda convict Brady of a crime he didn’t commit, then they may never find out what happened that night. Chloe asks Kate to go talk to Melinda for Philip’s sake. Kate agrees to think about it, so Chloe thanks her and walks away. Kate shuts the door. Philip comes out from the closet and calls Chloe a lying bitch.
Shawn asks Belle who she thinks framed Brady. Belle knows it sounds crazy but asks what if it was Kristen. Shawn asks why she would do that when she’s in love with him. Belle says when Brady broke up with Kristen, she was devastated and she tried to kidnap their daughter so maybe this was plan B. Shawn questions if Kristen would really kill Philip just for revenge on Brady. Belle suggests it could be revenge on Victor too. Shawn acknowledges that Kristen had motive and opportunity. Belle states that someone went through a lot of trouble to frame Brady and questions who else would go to such extremes.
Steve wants Kayla to get checked out by a nurse but Kayla just wants to stay with him. Kayla talks about the Devil looking and sounding exactly like Steve, so she didn’t suspect anything until he kissed her and turned in to Marlena. Kayla says she was terrified seeing Marlena with evil in her eyes and voice. Kayla thought she was going to kill her. Steve is thankful that she’s alright and asks what the Devil wanted. Kayla says the Devil went on a rant that they were a thorn in his side like Shawn and Belle and that she was the key to helping him. Steve wonders what she meant.
Jan questions Marlena’s voice. The Devil reveals that he’s not Marlena and has merely taken possession of her body. Jan thinks she’s been smoking. The Devil says he’s not up for her juvenile jokes. The Devil needs Jan to start wreaking havoc on Shawn and Belle or else he will put her back in her coma. Jan is not sure she’s really awake and wonders if she’s dreaming or dead. Jan says if she runs in to Philip, she swears to God. The Devil tells her not to use the G word as her eyes turn yellow. Jan realizes Marlena really is Satan. The Devil tells her not to be afraid. Jan says she’s not, she’s delighted since God clearly isn’t on her side, so it’s nice to know someone has her back even if it is the Prince of Darkness. The lights then turn on as Tripp enters the room and asks what the hell.
Philip tells Kate that it took everything in him not to barge in and call out Chloe on her lies. Kate says he knows she’s not one to take anything Chloe says as the truth, but she thinks Chloe is sincere. Philip argues that she can’t be serious. Kate points out that Chloe swore on her child and a mother doesn’t do that unless she’s telling the truth. Philip can’t believe Kate is actually believing that bull. Philip calls Chloe shameless and says she’d do anything to win her over. Philip argues that Chloe tried to pawn off what happened on Nicole. Kate believes it was Nicole. Kate doesn’t blame Philip but thinks it’s clear that he misunderstood what Chloe and Brady were saying, so they didn’t betray him. Philip insists that he’s seen how they are together, so he knows it’s true. Kate suggests maybe he wants it to be true because otherwise, this was all for nothing. Philip complains that it can’t have been all for nothing.
Steve questions why Marlena would say she needed Kayla and then knocked her out. Kayla says that she kept saying she was the key. Kayla then realizes that her key card is gone so Marlena must have taken it. Steve says if Marlena wanted access to the hospital, she must still be here. Kayla wonders what she is up to.
Tripp tells Marlena that he’s sorry to interrupt but this door is usually locked so he saw it open and came to check it out. Jan notes that Tripp seems familiar. Tripp reminds her that Jan killed his brother, Charlie. Jan remarks that she almost had to kill him too for coming to the door that night. Tripp asks when Jan woke up. Jan says it was just 30 minutes ago. Tripp calls it great news and says Marlena has everything under control, so he will leave them alone. Tripp goes to leave but the Devil uses his power to slam the door shut and declares that Tripp is not going anywhere.
Belle asks what Shawn thinks about her theory that Kristen could have framed Brady. Shawn says it would be tough to prove since nobody knows where Kristen is. Chloe enters and says she’s looking for Brady. Belle reveals that Brady is in lockup for the night as he did not make bail so she will try again tomorrow. Belle asks Chloe about going to visit John. Chloe says she told John she would talk to Kate about reconsidering having Philip declared dead. Chloe understands Kate wants justice for her son and they all do but she tried convincing Kate that incriminating an innocent man is not the way to do it. Shawn asks how that went. Chloe says that Kate agreed to think about it which surprises Belle. Chloe knows Kate hates her guts but thinks maybe deep down, she knows that Brady did not kill Philip.
Philip argues that he did not misinterpret anything about sex on the conference table. Kate asks if he actually heard Brady and Chloe say they were the ones who had sex. Kate says they didn’t and they didn’t betray him. Philip tells her to wake up and reminds her that Lucas saw them walk in to the Salem Inn together, where they were having sex behind his back. Kate knows he’s angry but says she’s going to help him and together they will get him out of this. Philip questions what she’s talking about since Brady has been arrested and will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing him. Kate points out that he’s alive. Philip asks who cares since it’s what Brady deserves. Kate asks if Philip is going to pretend he’s dead for the rest of his life because that would be like being in jail too. Philip says maybe, but if it destroys any chance of Brady and Chloe having happiness then it’s worth it. Kate disagrees and says this has gone way too far. Kate admits she’s gone to extremes at times because of the same feelings that he is feeling now. Kate says she wanted people to suffer but it never works and Philip’s suffering will only get worse. Philip calls that not possible. Kate urges that revenge is not the only thing and he has to stop now before it’s too late. Philip refuses to let Brady and Chloe make a fool out of him. Kate insists that they were not together, they did not betray him, and did not have an affair. Philip doesn’t want to hear it and complains that Chloe has brainwashed Kate. Philip says Chloe has Kate defending her now and it’s all a lie. Philip claims he will find a way to trick Chloe in to confessing and admitting her affair with Brady. Kate tells him that he has to stop because this is crazy. Philip insists that he’s right about this and he knows what they are doing. Philip says it’s just like high school where Chloe and Brady ride off in the sunset and leave him behind, but not this time. Philip declares this time, he wins.
Kayla tells Steve that security will be on the lookout for Marlena. Steve points out that Marlena works at the hospital, so he asks why she doesn’t have a key card. Kayla explains that her is more like the master key while Marlena’s is more limited, especially since putting in new security protocols a few months ago. Kayla brings up Dr. Snyder and Jan Spears. Steve realizes Marlena wanted her key card so she could get to Jan Spears. Kayla reminds him that Jan is in a coma. Steve points out that no one has made Belle and Shawn suffer the way that Jan has. Steve knows Jan is part of Marlena’s plan somehow so he has to find her. Kayla says not without her. Steve doesn’t want Kayla going anywhere but Kayla refuses to let him face the Devil without her. Kayl and Steve then exit the office together.
The Devil remarks that Tripp is too smart for his own good and thought he could fool him, but he realized Tripp knows who he is. Tripp says he didn’t believe it at first but he’s come around. The Devil reveals he should’ve realized when he sent Charlie to visit he and Allie. The Devil asks who else can raise people from the dead. Jan adds that he’s also skilled at bringing people out of a coma. Tripp tries to get through to Marlena that so many people love her and encourages her to fight. The Devil says not to bother because Marlena is gone. Tripp doesn’t believe that and tells Marlena to hang in there while he goes to get help. Tripp tries to leave but the Devil grabs a tray and knocks Tripp out, remarking that now Tripp is the one who needs help. The Devil tells Jan to get up because they have work to do. Jan asks about Tripp. The Devil says he’ll put him to good use.
Steve and Kayla go to Jan’s room and are surprised by what they find.
Kate tells Philip that this isn’t about winning or losing. Philip disagrees. Kate sees how much he’s hurting. Philip argues that she doesn’t understand. Kate asks him to help her understand then. Philip says no matter how hard he tries or what he does, he loses and he keeps losing everyone and everything that matters to him most. Philip brings up Belle and Chloe and says he loved them so much, but they both ended up choosing someone else. Kate says that’s their loss. Philip adds that he lost the children he thought were his, first Claire and then Parker and then he gave Tyler up for adoption. Philip calls himself a hypocrite for always complaining about how his father treats him, when he’s a stranger to his own son. Philip adds that Victor wasn’t wrong for wanting to disown him since he almost destroyed everything he ever worked for in his entire life, but Victor gave him a second chance and he didn’t make the most of it. Kate argues that he was under attack at Titan from Gabi and Jake. Philip feels he took himself down as he had his big bright future handed to him and all he had to do was not screw it up, but he did screw it up like he always does. Philip says he is just some kind of screw up. Kate asks him not to say that but Philip says it’s true. Philip adds that this new beginning with Chloe was supposed to change all of that and turn it all around. Philip states that if the most incredible woman on earth chose him, then he’d be worthy of love once and for all, but it proved the opposite like he’s worthless or damaged goods. Philip calls himself broken in more ways than one. Kate disagrees. Philip asks what is wrong with him and why he can’t hold on to the people he loves. Philip questions what it takes to get these people to love him. Kate says she can’t speak for anyone else, but she is his mother and she loves him with all her heart. Kate hugs Philip as she cries.
Steve and Kayla see that Jan is in her hospital bed, pretending to still be in a coma. Steve remarks that he was sure Marlena would be there. Kayla guesses they were wrong…
Jan is with Devil Marlena in the town square. Jan is so glad he woke her up in time for Christmas because she likes the sales. The Devil says they won’t have much time for shopping because her mission is to get revenge on Belle and Shawn. Jan points out that Christmas Eve also happens to be their wedding anniversary.
Belle tells Chloe about thinking Kristen may have set Brady up. Belle doesn’t think Kristen killed Philip but she could’ve made him disappear. Chloe says that makes more sense than Brady murdering anyone because he would never go that far. Shawn adds that Kristen would. Belle asks if not Kristen, who would frame Brady.
Philip agrees with Kate that he’s made a huge mess and asks what he’s going to do. Kate tells Philip to trust her and not worry about anything because she’s going to fix it for him.
Allie sits with Roman at the Pub and talks about how great Tripp is. Roman says it warms his heart to see her so happy. Allie says she never thought she’d meet someone she could feel so comfortable with. Allie shows Roman the bracelet they bought each other for Christmas.
Steve asks Kayla why Marlena would steal her key card if not to get to Jan. Kayla doesn’t know but says they need to keep looking for her because she could still be in the hospital. Kayla wonders what else could be up her sleeve. Kayla and Steve exit the room. It is then revealed that “Jan” in the coma bed is wearing Tripp’s bracelet, so the Devil transformed Tripp in to Jan.