Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Rafe goes to Nicole’s apartment. Nicole tells Rafe that she can’t shake the feeling that Ava is plotting revenge against them. Rafe encourages that they are just empty threats and it won’t be long before Ava is trying to torture someone else…
Jake gets out of the shower and tells Ava the bathroom is all hers. There’s a knock at the door so Jake assumes it must be Ben and Ciara, but he answers it to see Gabi. Gabi then sees Ava in Jake’s bed and questions what the hell she’s doing here and in his bed.
Kates goes to the Brady Pub and tells Roman to fire Clyde immediately.
Shawn asks Belle what Jan wanted after all this time. Belle then reveals that Jan is pregnant and claims that the baby is Shawn’s. Belle calls that impossible because they never slept together.
Ben works out at home. Ciara comes home and greets him. They kiss until Ciara asks where Clyde is. Ben jokes with her and then informs Ciara that Clyde is at work. Ciara questions Clyde having a job. Ben then reveals that her uncle Roman hired him.
Roman tells Kate that Clyde is doing good work so he’s not just going to fire him. Kate argues that he’s dangerous. Roman assures that he knows exactly what Clyde is capable of but he’s made his decision. Kate warns that Clyde will be selling drugs out of the Pub. Roman says not on his watch. Kate orders Roman to go tell Clyde that he needs to be gone. Clyde then comes over and asks if he heard his name.
Rafe asks Nicole where Allie and the kids are. Nicole informs him that Holly and Henry are sleeping while Allie is not coming home tonight, so she guesses she’s staying at Chanel’s. Rafe asks why. Nicole realizes Rafe is behind the times and then informs him that Allie and Chanel are officially a couple which surprises Rafe. Rafe questions Allie now dating Johnny’s ex and jokes about Sami’s kids not finding an easy route to romance. Nicole explains that Allie and Chanel had feelings for each other before Johnny came in to the picture and it just took them awhile to admit it. Rafe notes that he and Nicole can relate to that, but they finally figured it out. Rafe then points out that Allie is gone and the kids are sleeping, so they have the place to themselves as they start kissing.
Ava tells Gabi that she can explain. Ava brings up her and Rafe splitting up. Gabi remarks that Rafe finally wised up. Gabi asks what that has to do with Ava being in bed with Jake. Ava calls it fate since Gabi screwed over Jake while Rafe cheated on her, so what better way to get over the Hernandez wrecking crew than for them to be together.
Shawn questions Jan saying she’s pregnant. Belle repeats that it’s impossible since they never slept together since she got there in time and Jan just loves to torture her. Belle cries that this is the craziest thing Jan has ever done because Shawn would never ever sleep with her. Shawn then stops her and admits that he did sleep with Jan Spears but he thought it was Belle on their anniversary. Belle starts to feel sick. Shawn talks about realizing it wasn’t her when she walked in. Shawn swears he didn’t know it was Jan until that moment. Belle says she believes him but questions why the hell he didn’t tell her this months ago.
Ciara asks Ben why Roman hired Clyde as a short order cook. Ben says he explained the situation and Roman decided that he wanted to help. Ciara questions Ben thinking it would be a good idea. Ben says he had to get a job somewhere or else he’s in violation of his parole and this way an ex-cop can keep an eye on him. Ciara is just surprised that Roman went for it since Clyde used to be with Kate and now Roman and Kate are back together.
Kate accuses Clyde of eavesdropping on private conversations. Clyde responds that he just came to tell Roman that he finished the dishes and mopping the floor. Roman thanks him. Kate argues that she wouldn’t take Clyde’s word for anything. Clyde gets that Kate has issues with him but says he has a bone to pick with her too since the last time they met, she shot him. Kate calls it a flesh wound because he was trying to kidnap her great grandson. Kate asks if Roman is going to employ the guy who tried to steal Allie’s baby.
Gabi asks Jake how he can sleep with Ava. Jake asks what Ava is doing. Ava tells Jake that it’s okay and that Gabi has a right to know they are together now. Gabi argues that there is no way Jake touched Ava. Ava assures that he did and it was amazing. Gabi wants to kill Ava but Jake holds her back and admits that nothing happened and that Ava is just messing with Gabi. Ava tells Gabi that she was just having a little fun and the look on her face was worth it. Gabi tells her to shut up and asks why Ava is in Jake’s bed if nothing happened.
Nicole asks Rafe if there’s anything new on Eli’s shooting. Rafe wishes there was and talks about everything is right there except the answers only raise more questions. Rafe says his gut is telling him there’s more there and he promised Lani that he would find the answers. Nicole can’t imagine what Lani is going through and she’s so glad that Lani has Rafe. Rafe says Lani’s family is strong and supportive but he promised to find out what really happened so he has to do it. Nicole encourages that he will. Rafe then informs Nicole that Shawn had to arrest Anna for attacking Sarah with a syringe since Sarah has gone delusional from a drug that Kristen gave her and now Sarah thinks that she is Tony’s ex dead lover. Nicole jokes that Rafe’s day wins the crazy. Rafe points out that Nicole had to take a haymaker from Ava and asks about the rest of her day and if everything is okay at Basic Black. Nicole mentions having to be on the phone with her lawyer about a fashion site knocking off their originals. Nicole tells Rafe that they are here talking about their days like a normal couple. Rafe guesses that’s exactly what they are.
Ben tells Ciara that Kate is the main reason Clyde came to Salem in the first place and she wanted to get under Jordan’s skin. Ciara still can’t believe Kate dated Clyde and bets she regrets it now considering all the hell that Clyde brought in to town.
Clyde tells Kate that he never intended on stealing her great grandson but he got stuck in the middle of something and had no way out. Clyde adds that Ben was hurting so much from losing Ciara so he thought Henry would be perfect for him. Roman asks if Clyde realizes how wrong that was. Clyde swears he has learned the error of his ways. Clyde jokes that now that Ben and Ciara are having their own child, he doesn’t need to kidnap young ones anymore.
Jake tells Gabi that it’s none of her business but he invited Ava to stay with him because she had nowhere else to go after Rafe blew up their relationship. Gabi argues that Ava is the princess of the Vitali crime family so she must have money stashed somewhere. Ava reminds her that she gave up that money for Tripp. Gabi refuses to believe Ava. Ava doesn’t care and says it’s almost her bedtime so she tells Gabi to leave. Gabi asks if Jake really asked Ava to stay with him. Jake confirms that he did. Gabi tells him that now he can ask Ava to leave.
Belle questions why Shawn let her believe that nothing happened between he and Jan. Shawn apologizes and says he was ashamed as it was their anniversary. Belle accuses him of lying to her as he told her that he would never betray her. Shawn didn’t know how to say the words and didn’t want it to be real. Shawn wanted to forget it ever happened. Belle cries that they can’t do that now with a baby on the way. Belle tells Shawn how much it hurt to be blindsided by Jan Spears like that and have her gloat about their night of passion. Belle cries that Shawn didn’t have the guts to tell her the truth. Shawn says he wanted to protect her but Belle shouts that he humiliated her. Belle says they had always been a united front against Jan but this time, she was on the outside and Jan was thrilled like she won with everything she’s ever wanted. Shawn says he had no idea this would happen. Belle remarks that his little secret was exposed. Shawn asks how they really know Jan is pregnant. Belle informs him that Jan made her touch her stomach and she’s definitely pregnant. Shawn suggests the baby is not his and refuses to believe it without proof, so he’s going to have her take a paternity test.
Kate tells Roman that Clyde is making jokes about kidnapping children. Clyde admits it was a lame attempt to lighten the mood. Roman reminds Clyde that he’s former law enforcement. Clyde promises no more jokes as he will do whatever he has to in order to keep this job so he’s not going back to prison. Clyde knows he’s given good reason not to trust him but he swears that he’s a changed person. Clyde suggests one day if he’s successful, he and Kate could give it another go.
Ciara tells Ben that there is no way Clyde would ever hit on Kate since last time she saw him, she shot him, so she doesn’t think he’d want anything to do with her anymore. Ben points out that Clyde’s always loved a good challenge. Ciara hopes Clyde focuses more on making a wonderful impression at his new place of work. Ben kisses Ciara until Ben suggests they shower together.
Jake reminds Gabi that they broke up, so she has no say in what goes on here or any other area of his life. Gabi argues that Ava is using Jake. Jake tells Gabi that Ava is not going anywhere as she’s an invited guest in his home. Gabi complains that Ava is just doing this to get under her skin. Jake mocks it all being about her. Gabi says Ava has an agenda. Jake asks what Gabi’s agenda was when he walked in on her and Johnny about to have sex. Gabi argues that she told him that was a mistake as she thought he betrayed her. Jake complains that instead of talking to him about it, Gabi assumed and betrayed him, so they are done. Jake tells Gabi to get out and asks why she’s even here. Gabi asks Ava if she can speak to Jake alone. Jake tells Gabi to say whatever she has to say and get out. Gabi pleads with Jake for another chance with him.
Rafe and Nicole finish eating and sit together. They talk about this being nice and how it took long enough. They mention their old teddy bear Duke. Nicole recalls one of Tony DiMera’s wives writing a song about friends realizing they wanted to be lovers. Rafe admits he knew he wanted to be way more than friends with Nicole a long time ago, back when she was still married to Eric but he respected her marriage, though it became more difficult when he flew around the world for half a year so it was hard to stay away. Nicole responds that while Rafe was respecting her marriage, she was making a colossal mistake with Xander. Rafe says he made one too as he should’ve listened to Gabi and stayed away from Ava.
Ava mocks Gabi acting like she’s in a love scene and suggests she audition for Johnny’s new movie. Gabi tells Ava to go to Hell. Jake ask if Gabi honestly thinks he’d be crazy enough to go back to her after all the crap she pulled. Gabi brings up Jake’s relationship with Gwen. Jake asks what this has to do with Gwen. Gabi informs him that she and Gwen had cocktails which surprises Jake. Ava jokes that now this is getting interesting. Gabi adds that Gwen mentioned that when she and Jake were a couple, they’d have huge breakups, then make up and get back together again. Jake asks Gabi if she thought he’d just forget everything she did. Gabi says she told him that she was sorry and that she was wrong. Gabi adds that she would do anything to fix this. Jake says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Jake declares that they are done and tells Gabi to go. Gabi agrees to leave as soon as Ava admits what she did to Rafe.
Ben continues kissing Ciara and talking about showering together but Ciara says she’s going to heat up the ribs that Julie sent home with her. Ciara adds that she and Julie discussed the details of their gender reveal party tomorrow. Ben can’t believe they are finally going to find out if they are having a boy or a girl. Ciara says it seemed like just yesterday they made this miracle. Ben suggests they could remake that moment. Ben knows Ciara is uncomfortable with Clyde staying here but he’s banking on the whole job situation working out and he’ll be able to convince his parole officer that he can live on his own and everything will be okay. Ben goes to shower while Ciara says she really hopes he’s right.
Kate asks Roman if he’s okay with Clyde flirting with her right in front of him. Roman responds that he’s not okay with that. Clyde is shocked to learn Roman and Kate are together. Roman confirms they are and tells Clyde that he better respect that. Clyde says he’s happy for them and grateful for the opportunity to prove himself. Clyde decides he better get going then. Kate asks Roman if now he knows why she wants him to get rid of Clyde.
Belle asks Shawn what if Jan won’t take a DNA test. Shawn says then they will know she’s lying and he’ll go to the prison first thing in the morning. Shawn says it’s been a long day and suggests they go to bed but Belle declares that she is not sharing a bed with him tonight. Belle packs her bag. Shawn calls this extreme and offers to sleep in Claire’s room. Belle declares that she cannot be in the same house with him right now. Shawn complains that she’s acting like this is his fault when she knows it’s not. Shawn says that Jan violated him and he thought he was having sex with Belle. Belle knows that Shawn had no way of knowing it wasn’t her but the problem is that he lied to her for months. Shawn says he’s sorry. Belle says she’s sorry that he didn’t consider this could be the outcome. Belle cries that she’s sorry that he didn’t trust or respect her enough to tell her the truth so she didn’t have to hear it from Jan Spears. Belle yells about finding out Shawn’s going to be a father again from Jan Spears. Belle declares that she’s going to her parents and storms out of the house.
Rafe and Nicole sit together on the couch and talk about how they could do this forever. Nicole thinks the reason she didn’t admit her feelings for him for so long was because she was afraid if it didn’t work out, she’d lose her best friend. Rafe promises that she could never lose him no matter what and then kisses her. Nicole suggests they take this to the bedroom.
Kate complains that Roman is making a huge mistake as men like Clyde don’t change. Kate argues that Clyde terrorized the town and their family and he’s the same snake he’s always been. Roman takes Kate’s hand and turns on music. Roman says no more talk about Clyde as he just wants to dance the night away with the woman of his dreams.
Ava asks Gabi why she would frame Rafe. Gabi calls her a lying bitch. Ava knows Gabi idolizes Rafe but they all know he cheated on her with Nicole and he cheated on Hope with Sami, just like Gabi was about to cheat on Jake with Johnny. Gabi wants to kick Ava’s ass. Jake declares that’s enough and orders Gabi to get out. Gabi agrees to go but warns that this is not over by a long shot as she then storms out. Jake prepares to sleep while Ava asks if he wants to talk about it. Jake says he doesn’t but asks Ava why she has to push Gabi like that. Ava says she makes it so easy. Jake says whatever and to just go to bed. Jake lays on the floor to sleep while Ava sleeps in the bed.
Gabi walks through the town square and sits down looking sad after seeing a happy couple walk by.
Belle goes to John and Marlena’s and looks out the window with tears in her eyes.
Shawn sits at home with he and Belle’s wedding photo.
Belle lays down on the couch and breaks down crying.
Nicole and Rafe continue kissing as they begin to undress each other and then head to the bedroom.
Roman and Kate dance together in the Pub. Clyde watches through the window from outside.
Ben gets out of the shower and kisses Ciara.