Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Belle walks past the Brady Pub and gets a call from Shawn’s phone. She answers but it’s Jan Spears, who says they need to talk and it’s important. Belle says she’s working and asks what it’s about. Jan responds that if she wants to find out, she has to come to her. Jan then hangs up as Shawn enters the room and questions who she was talking to.
EJ talks to Johnny at home about not always being the best father to him but Johnny still came through for him and he can’t tell him how much that means. Johnny says the papers are all signed as EJ hugs him and tells him that he loves him. Johnny calls it the least he could do, given everything he put him through. Johnny still feels a little guilty but EJ assures it’s not his fault and he’s just glad that he is back healthy and whole. Johnny says he’ll see him and exits as Chad enters. EJ reveals to Chad that Johnny has agreed to vote his shares with them. Chad declares that they are well on their way to getting rid of Gabi once and for all.
Gabi makes a call from the DiMera office, making a reservation with champagne, candles, and flowers. Gabi calls it a big night with a lot to celebrate. Gabi hangs up as Jake enters and says he’s here to get started. Gabi questions Jake being late on his first day back. Jake explains that he was on time but in HR all morning, signing paper work. Jake says now he’s here. Gabi welcomes him back to DiMera Enterprises. Jake declares that now that he’s here, he’s starting to think maybe it was all a big mistake.
Tripp is in his hospital bed, on the phone with Ava. Tripp assures that she doesn’t need to come back as she needs to go home and rest. Tripp hangs up and then Allie enters the room. Tripp asks how she’s feeling. Allie says she’s fine. Tripp knows he looks terrible but says he’s much better now. Tripp asks about Henry. Allie says he’s good and with Lucas. Tripp is surprised that Lucas is in town and asks about her not being with him. Allie states that she wanted to come see Tripp to thank him for saving her life.
Chanel walks through the town square and stops to wipe away tears. Johnny walks up and startles her. Johnny asks if she’s okay. Chanel says she’s just a nervous wreck because of her mother at the police station. Johnny mentions hearing she was arrested and says he’s so sorry. Chanel says it doesn’t feel real that her mom shot and killed somebody. Johnny asks how she’s doing. Chanel says she’s putting on a brave face and saying everything is going to be okay. Chanel worries about Paulina going to prison and argues that it’s not right. Johnny hugs Chanel as she cries.
Jan claims to Shawn that she was on the phone with a sales person, ordering a baby outfit to surprise him. Shawn thinks it’s a little early but Jan says it was for Ciara’s baby so he can give her sister something special to celebrate her son’s arrival. Jan claims that Shawn has done so much for her so she thought she could do something for him. Jan asks if he’s going to thank her for being so thoughtful which he sarcastically does.
Belle goes to the DiMera Mansion and notes EJ’s good mood as Chad informs her that Johnny signed his shares over. Belle reveals that EJ now has his own shares back as well as she filed the papers this morning. Belle adds that she has signed proxies from all the board members who can’t attend the shareholders meeting they plan to call today. Belle mentions reaching out to EJ’s adopted half-brother, Peter Blake, who will join them via video call. Belle says she just wants to do her part to make things right since EJ never should’ve been ousted from DiMera. EJ declares he is now ready to reclaim his rightful place at the helm of his father’s company with Chad by his side. EJ says while in prison, he never dreamed he and Chad would find a way to put their differences aside. Belle asks how they did manage that. EJ explains that he apologized to Chad for all the ways that he hurt him and suggested they put their animosity behind them to join forces and take back what is theirs. EJ declares there is no more division, deception, or secrets as they are a team now, soon to be running DiMera together.
Gabi asks if Jake is having second thoughts. Jake brings up that Gabi promised their relationship would be strictly platonic but he doesn’t think she meant it. Gabi insists that she did. Jake questions why he just overheard her making a special dinner reservation then. Gabi tells Jake that it wasn’t for him. Jake questions who it was for then. Mr. Shin walks in, so Gabi reveals it was for him.
Jan asks Shawn if she can see a picture of Ciara’s baby so she can picture him in his outfit unless that’s asking too much. Shawn shows her a photo on his phone. Jan thanks God that he’s safe and everything is okay. Jan then offers to babysit for him but Shawn laughs and says no chance in Hell. Jan questions Shawn not even entertaining the idea and asks who would leave their child alone with a lunatic like her. Jan says she gets it but it’s really hurtful.
Belle is so glad that things are working out for EJ and Chad. EJ tells her how grateful they are for her help. Belle wants to make up for the damage she did. EJ reminds her that it wasn’t her. Belle just feels awful for what he went through. EJ insists that she’s not responsible as they know it wasn’t her who framed him, it was Johnny while he was possessed. EJ talks about Johnny not remembering that time but he’s also plagued with guilt and feels terrible that he ended up in prison. Chad interrupts and says he needs to say something.
Gabi tells Mr. Shin that she was just filling Jake in on their plans for this evening. Mr. Shin welcomes Jake back and says he told Gabi that she made a brilliant move in rehiring him as he’s always been a fan of them. Mr. Shin congratulates Gabi on recently acquiring a company and praises Gabi for closing the deal. Mr. Shin invites Jake to join them for the dinner to celebrate. Gabi quickly says Jake probably has plans with his roommate and that she was looking forward to spending some time with Mr. Shin alone.
Johnny tells Chanel that it sounds like TR got exactly what he deserved and he obviously had no idea what kind of horrible man he was when he got in to business with him. Chanel cries that no one did but Paulina and she is so scared of the price she will have to pay. Chanel adds that she’s also worried sick about Allie. Johnny asks if she’s seen Allie since. Chanel thought it would be best if she had time with Henry and Lucas first as she’s been through such a nightmare. Chanel asks if Allie is really okay. Johnny assures that she is as she doesn’t remember most of it which is a blessing. Chanel acknowledges that Johnny has been through a nightmare too so she’s sorry. Chanel points out that at least he saved Allie in the end. Johnny clarifies that he didn’t save her, Tripp did.
Allie tells Tripp that she heard what he did for her and doesn’t know how she will ever be able to thank him. Tripp tells her that she doesn’t have to. Allie asks if he’s kidding since he told Satan to take him instead of her, let the Devil possess him, and threw himself through a window. Tripp declares that he had to stop him and make sure he couldn’t hurt her again. Allie points out that Tripp could’ve died and did for a little while. Tripp jokes that he’s a hard guy to kill. Allie says she would have never forgiven herself if they lost him. Tripp points out that they didn’t. Allie brings up everything she did to him, lying, cheating, and breaking his heart, then asks why he would sacrifice his life for hers. Tripp responds that despite all of that, he can’t deny what is in his heart and he still loves her.
EJ asks what Chad needs to say. Chad thinks they have all spent enough time focused on regrets, so they need to look forward now. Chad tells EJ that he couldn’t be happier that they are doing it together. EJ suggests they get the ball rolling. Chad decides he will call Mr. Shin to let him know they need to get the shareholders together.
Gabi asks if Mr. Shin would enjoy a little one on one time tonight. Mr. Shin agrees that it would give them a chance to brainstorm about their next acquisition. Gabi says they can have champagne and she can show him the new Gabi Chic summer line. Mr. Shin then gets a call from Chad, who informs him that he and EJ are calling a shareholders meeting for a vote to remove Gabi as CEO today. Mr. Shin thinks that’s a big mistake but he’s with Gabi and Jake now, so he will let them know. Chad says he’ll see him at 4:00 and hangs up. Gabi asks what that was about. Mr. Shin reveals that Chad and EJ are calling a shareholders meeting for today at 4. Gabi argues that they can’t let them do this. Mr. Shin tells Gabi not to panic as she has him and Jake on her side so he’s confident they will walk away victorious. He tells Gabi that he will see her at the meeting and tonight, they will celebrate as he then exits the office. Gabi remarks that she’s so screwed.
Jan tells Shawn that the idea isn’t as crazy as he thinks. Shawn repeats that there is no way Ciara will feel comfortable leaving her alone with her son. Jan argues that Shawn can be there with her and she’ll just be there to assist. Jan says Ciara would be doing it for her future niece or nephew so they can be confident and capable parents. Jan asks Shawn to ask Ciara and say that he will do all the work while she just observes. Shawn agrees to ask but tells her not to get her hopes up because he’s almost positive it’s going to be a hard no. Jan is still grateful that he’s willing to do this for her. Jan asks him to ask Ciara now. Shawn says he was going to go check on her, so he will ask her then. Jan tells him how much it means to her as Shawn then exits the house.
Chanel questions Tripp risking his own life to save Allie. Johnny confirms that Tripp jumped out the window. Chanel can’t believe Tripp did that after Allie cheated on him with her, destroying their wedding and future plans. Johnny says that Tripp said none of that mattered because of the way he felt about her. Chanel thought Tripp hated Allie and would never forgive her. Johnny responds that it’s not about forgiveness but about love, and when you love somebody that much, you’ll do anything for them. Johnny remarks that he knows how that feels..
Tripp tells Allie that she might not believe that he still feels this way about her because of how hostile he’s been. Tripp adds that it’s hard to admit even to himself but Steve and Kayla helped him see that his anger was just his way of hiding how hurt he was. Tripp says when he found out that Allie had been possessed and that her body had been violated by this evil being, it reminded him of Charlie. Tripp brings up that he promised to never let her get hurt like that again. Allie argues that he didn’t need to protect her and she never expected him to do that. Tripp admits he never expected that he would, but when he heard her life was in danger and that he could lose her forever, it made him realize that he still loves her. Allie feels what he did was too much. Tripp disagrees since he wanted Allie to live and for Henry to have his mom, so he was going to do anything he could to make that happen no matter what it cost him. Allie points out that it almost cost him his life. Tripp feels he had no choice because of how he feels about her. Tripp tells Allie that she doesn’t have to say anything. Allie responds that she does because she needs to tell him how she feels about him. Allie then declares that she still loves him too.
Gabi and Jake go over how the votes are going to go. They say they have 4 while EJ, Tony, Chad, and Kate are against them. Jake guesses they will also have Peter Blake and Johnny. Gabi thinks they should just concede. Jake argues that the Gabi he knows would not give up that quickly. Gabi asks what else to do. Jake says they will make phone calls to see who they can flip since they need a majority. Gabi refuses to call Kate, so Jake decides to call her. Jake starts to tell Kate what’s going on but she hangs up on him. Gabi asks if they can give up now but Jake says not a chance.
EJ asks Belle how things are going between her and Shawn. Belle mentions running in to him when they brought Ben and Ciara’s baby to the hospital so they went together and it was really nice to see Shawn hold his nephew for the first time. Belle says they were having a moment and then Jan called and ruined it. Belle adds that Jan called her earlier too and said she had something to talk to her about but she wouldn’t tell her over the phone. EJ asks if Belle is going to go see her. Belle thinks she’d rather ignore her. EJ suggests telling her to her face that she’s not going to ruin her marriage. Chad comes back in and announces the meeting is all set. Belle wishes them luck and says to let her know how it goes as she exits the mansion.
Chanel tells Johnny that she wants to go see how Tripp is doing since they got close. Johnny acknowledges that Tripp saved his sister’s life, so he’d like to thank him for that. Johnny offers to go with her. Chanel admits she’d like that and they walk off together.
Allie argues that Tripp can’t be that surprised since even after everything blew up with them, she still wanted to marry him and raise Henry with him. Allie talks about his determination and courage to do what he did to help her. Allie says she still loves him and feels so grateful. Tripp asks what about Chanel since after they broke up, she and Chanel became a couple. Allie still feels terrible that Johnny told him before she got the chance to. Tripp is just glad that she’s here now, being honest about how she feels, but he wants her to be honest about everything. Tripp asks if Allie still has feelings for Chanel.
Jan sits alone, reading Parents Weekly magazine, until Belle arrives and asks what she wants. Jan guesses she doesn’t have time to ask how her pregnancy is doing which Belle confirms. Jan then asks Belle to clear out her home office because she wants to turn it into a nursery for her and Shawn’s baby.
EJ tells Chad that they have a little time before the meeting, so he’d like to propose a toast and to thank him for agreeing to be partners. EJ reminds Chad that he knows Stefano would be proud to see his sons coming together. EJ places a glass on the mantle at Stefano’s portrait and then toasts to the DiMera Legacy, their family and future.
Jake finishes a call with Peter and tells Gabi that they got him, so one more vote and they’ll have a tie. Gabi thinks she can get Johnny to vote in their direction. Jake tells her to work her magic. Gabi then calls Johnny, who is at the hospital with Chanel. Johnny tells Chanel that it probably has to do with DiMera, so he’s going to take the call and catch up with her. Johnny answers the call and asks what’s up. Gabi says she’s looking forward to seeing him later at the meeting and she wanted to thank him because she wouldn’t be where she is without him. Gabi talks about how they worked so well together and had the same vision and goals. Johnny reminds her that wasn’t him, that was Satan, and he’s not even going to be at the meeting. Johnny says EJ has his proxies so he can’t help her. Gabi thanks him for nothing and hangs up. Jake says to forget him and press on but Gabi says it’s over and she’s out.
Tripp tells Allie that he’s not naïve and he knows it’s possible to love two people at the same time. Tripp believes that Allie still loves him, but he needs to know if she loves Chanel too. Chanel then enters the room. Chanel and Allie embrace as Chanel talks about how she was so worried about her. Chanel asks if she’s really alright. Allie assures that she’s fine as they hug while Tripp watches on.
Chad and EJ go to the DiMera Office and greet Jake and Gabi. Jake questions if they seriously think they are going to win this thing. EJ states that this thing is his family’s legacy and he thinks that he and Chad are going to permanently take back control of DiMera from an incompetent interloper. Gabi goes to set up the video feed. Mr. Shin arrives and repeats that he’s not happy about this meeting but he begins the meeting and asks who would like to speak first. EJ says he will and brings forth the motion to remove Gabi from her position as CEO. Mr. Shin agrees to read the proxy votes first. He reads that Theo, Kate, Tony, and Johnny vote in favor of removing Gabi from CEO. Gabi reveals her proxy vote from Steven Hawk. Mr. Shin then asks for those present. EJ and Chad vote in favor while Gabi and Jake vote against. Mr. Shin declares the vote now stands at 6 votes to remove Gabi and 3 to retain her. Mr. Shin calls upon Peter Blake on the video chat who votes to keep Gabi. EJ stands and angrily calls him a bloody traitor as the video disconnects. Chad tells EJ that it’s fine as there’s no way they can win, even with Mr. Shin’s vote. Shin then votes no, so the final tally is 6 to 5, so Gabi will be removed as CEO. EJ and Chad celebrate. Mr. Shin admits he’s very dismayed at the outcome but says he will call the meeting to a close, until suddenly someone else calls in to the meeting.
Belle argues that Jan cannot be serious. Jan argues that the baby needs a place to sleep and her office is the best option. Belle declares that there is no way in Hell that she is giving up her office, reminding Jan that this arrangement of her staying here is temporary because as soon as the baby is born, she’s going back to prison. Jan asks what about the baby because they will need a place to be, regardless of where she is. Jan adds that she plans to be right here with Shawn and their baby.
Chanel asks Allie again if she’s sure she’s okay. Allie says she is and asks if Chanel is okay because Johnny said something is going on with her mom. Chanel admits there is so much going on. Allie adds that Johnny also told her how bad she hurt her. Allie tells Chanel that she’s so sorry. Chanel says it wasn’t her fault and all that matters is that she’s back. Allie feels there’s so much to say and catch up on as they really need to talk. Chanel agrees and hugs Allie again as Tripp continues watching on. Johnny then walks in and greets them, saying he didn’t know Allie would be there. Johnny asks how Tripp is feeling. Tripp says not bad and asks what brings him by. Johnny says he and Chanel just wanted to see how he was feeling after that Superman move. Tripp feels his powers didn’t work that well but Chanel encourages that he saved Allie’s life so they couldn’t be more grateful. Johnny assures Tripp that his whole family owes him a lot and calls him a real hero. Tripp doesn’t know about that but Allie says she does. Johnny says they didn’t mean to interrupt so they will give them time and check back later. Chanel tells Allie they will talk. Johnny tells them to feel good as he and Chanel exit the room. Allie knows Tripp is supposed to rest and asks if he wants her to leave too but Tripp says he’d really like it if she stayed. Allie asks if there’s something else he wants to talk about. Tripp wants to go back to what he asked her about whether she loves Chanel. Allie doesn’t respond so Tripp thinks he just got his answer.
Johnny tells Chanel that it’s been a wild ride. Chanel hopes it’s over for good. Chanel says she should get back to the Bakery and says she’ll see him later. Johnny stops her and knows she has a ton going on right now, but he wanted to tell her how sorry he is for everything that he put her through. Chanel says it’s okay as she knows it wasn’t his fault. Johnny tells her that he hasn’t stopped thinking about her for one minute. Chanel feels they shouldn’t get in to this. Johnny just wanted to remind her that what he said to his family after they got married about being totally committed to her hasn’t changed. Johnny wants to be here for her and support her through everything. Johnny declares that he still loves her and then kisses Chanel.
Belle questions Jan planning to be here and if she plans to break out of prison to be with her baby. Jan clarifies that she’ll probably be released on good behavior and she’s sure the judge will go easy on a new mother. Jan adds that she will come here as often as possible. Belle knows she’s trying to get under her skin and stir up more drama between her and Shawn, but it’s not going to work. Belle declares that Jan is not going to destroy her marriage. Jan points out that Belle is the one who moved out. Belle assures that she and Shawn love each other and are committed to each other forever. Belle adds that Shawn is only letting Jan stay here because she guilted him into it. Jan asks if that’s why Shawn went to ask Ciara if they could babysit baby Bo. Belle laughs and says Shawn would never let her anywhere near his nephew. Jan informs Belle that Shawn is at Ciara’s right now, running the idea by her and says she can call him if she doesn’t believe her. Belle calls her a psycho. Jan asks her not to resort to name calling. Belle calls Jan a sick and twisted human. Jan tells her to back off because she’s upsetting the baby. Belle yells at Jan that her insane plan is never going to work. Shawn comes home and questions what is going on.
Mr. Shin asks if they were expecting anyone else to call in. Chad says no. Jake suggests one of their sure things changed their mind. EJ questions who. Gabi says they’ll find out and accepts the video call, revealing Kristen DiMera, who asks if they forgot about her.