Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Belle sits in the living room of the DiMera Mansion with the program from Abigail’s funeral. EJ walks in, so Belle asks how Chad is. EJ responds that Chad is not home and guesses he took the kids to be with Jack and Jennifer. EJ pours a drink and remarks that he wouldn’t be surprised if none of them step foot in the mansion again. EJ pours another drink and comments on the funeral being brutal. Belle agrees, talking about the pain and realizing Abigail is never coming back. Belle asks if EJ is okay. EJ says he is and asks why he wouldn’t be. Belle says he just lost someone he loved. EJ argues that Chad lost someone he loved. EJ looks to the portrait of Stefano and blames their family for what they do to people.
At the police station, Chad asks Rafe about a possible break in the case. Rafe shows Chad the bracelet and asks if he recognizes it. Chad confirms it’s Abigail’s and asks where he got it. Rafe reveals that Nancy Wesley was wearing it. Chad questions how she would get it. Rafe responds that Clyde gave it to her.
Clyde sits in the interrogation room and thinks back to giving Leo the money for the jewelry.
Leo questions Nancy about her boyfriend being arrested. Leo thought he was imaginary. Nancy assures that he’s real and just got arrested. Leo asks if she’s sure he’s not just telling her that to get away from her.
Evan paces in prison, questioning what is taking Jan so long and says she better not being pulling a fast one.
Jan holds baby Shawn in the nursery and packs a bag, telling him that they and Shawn are finally going to be a family as she then sneaks out.
Evan declares that Jan is going to find out that she can’t double cross him and get away with it as he grabs the prison phone.
Shawn goes to the nursery looking for Jan and finds the baby is gone as well.
Jan sneaks onto the elevator to escape the hospital.
Shawn gets a call from prison and it’s Evan. Shawn says he doesn’t have time. Shawn then shouts for security, saying that Jan Spears kidnapped his son so Evan then realizes that she did it.
Belle questions EJ thinking that what happened to Abigail was his family’s fault. EJ argues that they are a bloody family with a bloody history and remarks that it would’ve been better if Chad never found out he was a part of the family. EJ comments that they’re not a family, they are a pack of animals. Belle encourages that they were all at the funeral and EJ has done everything he could to help Chad. EJ talks about coming back home and taking over Chad’s company and house with all his baggage. Belle points out that it’s the family house. EJ blames himself for staking his claim like a dog making it’s mark when he should’ve just left them alone, especially because of he and Abigail’s past affair. EJ feels that Will, Sonny, and JJ are more like a brother to Chad than he is.
Nancy tells Leo that she saw Clyde get arrested with her own eyes. Leo mockingly asks her what the charge was. Nancy reveals that he gave her a beautiful bracelet but they say it was stolen property. Leo then thinks back to Clyde mentioning keeping a bracelet and realizes that was Clyde.
Chad storms in to the interrogation room and grabs Clyde, screaming at him as he asks if he killed his wife while Rafe follows in to pull Chad off. Rafe threatens to put Chad in a cell if he makes him call for backup. Clyde swears that he did not harm Abigail. Chad questions how the hell he got her bracelet then. Clyde repeats that he bought it off a guy. Rafe says he will have to do a hell of a lot better than that but Clyde insists he didn’t know the guy’s name. Chad threatens to kill Clyde. Clyde warns Rafe that this is the kind of interrogation that can get a whole investigation thrown out the window. Rafe remarks that facing a judge might be healthier than facing a DiMera so prison might be the safest place for him. Rafe decides they should give Clyde time to think and exits the room with Chad.
Nancy questions what Leo said. Leo asks what Clyde looks like. Nancy says he’s very handsome with hazel eyes. Leo asks about the bracelet. Nancy says it was beautiful and she loved it but she didn’t know it had blood on it as they say it was Abigail’s and that she was murdered for it.
EJ pours another drink. Belle questions that being a good idea and suggests letting Chad be for awhile. Belle says down the road and in time, Chad will need EJ and his family. EJ can’t ever see that happening. EJ then gets a call that surprises him. EJ hangs up and informs Belle that they just arrested Clyde Weston as he had some of Abigail’s jewelry.
Jan goes to the docks with her baby and tells him that the boat is their new home where they and Shawn will be together forever and live happily ever after…
Orpheus approaches Evan and questions what he is sulking about since everything is turning up roses and Jan’s password is going to be their ticket out of here. Orpheus says when that day comes, Evan will be with his son. Evan argues that he’s going to see him sooner than that. Orpheus questions if Evan tried to help or act on his own. Evan remarks that Orpheus doesn’t get to call all the shots and he’s holding the trump card. Orpheus questions what he has done. Evan reveals that he told Jan to bring his baby to him tonight. Orpheus argues that even Jan is smart enough to know that would be a moronic thing to do. Evan declares that Jan didn’t have a choice because he told her if that she didn’t bring him the baby tonight then he would tell Shawn that he is the baby’s father.
Shawn calls for an APB on Jan Spears for kidnapping his son and that she should be considered armed and dangerous after the hospital security could not find her or the baby. Shawn then gets a call from Jan. Jan tells him not to worry about the baby. Shawn argues that it’s too soon for him to leave the hospital. Jan argues that she’s his mother so she knows what is best for him and that’s his parents. Shawn says to tell him where she is and he’ll be right there. Jan says they will be waiting as long as he comes alone with no police or social services or else he will never see his son again.
Belle tells EJ to think about this but EJ insists that he needs to get to the police station. Belle advises him against it, arguing that he doesn’t even know the charges or how Clyde got the jewelry. Belle reminds EJ that he didn’t tell anyone but her that Clyde tried to kill him, so he has no reason to want to pay him back. EJ argues that his source also told him that Rafe was taking the case personally and the first thing he did was tell Chad about the arrest. EJ declares that it’s time for him to pay the piper and tells Belle not to wait up as he doesn’t know how long he will be. EJ then exits the mansion as Chloe arrives. Chloe asks where EJ is going. Belle responds that he’s going to the police station as they just arrested Clyde Weston. Chloe remembers that Nancy was going to see Clyde tonight. Belle informs her that they found Clyde with some of Abigail’s jewelry and she hopes Nancy is okay. Chloe wonders if this is the wake up call that Nancy needs. Chloe tells Belle that the reason she came was to talk to her about something. Chloe informs Belle that last night, Brady had a long talk with Shawn at the hospital. Chloe says Brady was furious with Shawn at first but afterwards, he did a complete 180 and is now worried about Belle living in the DiMera Mansion. Chloe brings up how Brady feels about EJ and says she could barely talk Brady out of coming over last night but he won’t let it go. Belle reveals that it’s a good thing that Chloe did talk Brady out of coming, because he would’ve found her in bed with EJ.
Leo asks Nancy if they think Clyde killed Abigail because of the bracelet. Nancy insists that Clyde did not kill Abigail, it was the man who sold him Abigail’s jewelry. Leo asks if Clyde said who the man was. Nancy complains that he didn’t know the man’s name but whoever it is, is an idiot. Nancy adds that all Clyde has to do now is give a description to the police and then they will have sketches all over Salem so that man will pay for what he did to Abigail.
Rafe sits Chad down at the station and tells him that he thinks it sucks that he had to come here but he wanted him here as soon as possible so that Clyde is scared out of his mind and that Clyde knows what he’s facing with the DiMeras. Rafe wasn’t surprised that Chad went off on Clyde. Chad asks if he set him up. Rafe says he channeled his energy. Rafe explains that Clyde has been through this and he’s garbage. Rafe adds that Clyde won’t give him anything so he needs everything he can get to break him down. Chad asks if he really thinks Clyde will confess to killing Abigail. Rafe is hoping that Clyde will tell him who passed him the jewelry. Chad argues that Clyde is lying and that there is no other man and that Clyde stole it. Rafe thinks Clyde is scum but he doesn’t think that he killed Abigail and certainly not for a small bag of jewelry. Rafe declares that the motive just isn’t there but EJ arrives and says maybe he can help with that.
Chloe questions Belle sleeping with EJ and says she’s not judging but talks about how complicated Belle’s life is. Belle brings up Chloe’s history. Chloe asks what if Sami finds out. Belle argues that Sami has moved on while Chloe argues that Sami never moves on. Chloe knows Belle has been through Hell and she needs comfort but warns that this could really blow up in her face. Belle doesn’t care as she’s dealt with Sami for her entire life, so she can deal with her now. Belle adds that she feels guilty enough as it is.
EJ informs Chad and Rafe that there is a lot he didn’t tell. Chad questions what EJ could possibly know about Clyde’s motive. Rafe suggests EJ and Clyde got tight in prison. EJ tells Rafe to keep his mouth shut until he’s done because he really will want to hear what he has to say. Rafe tells him the floor is his. EJ then admits it does have to do with prison and talks about seeing Clyde every day over that time made it all start coming back to him. EJ reveals that he remembered that Clyde was responsible for him getting shot. Chad questions EJ not telling the cops and just letting him slide. EJ clarifies that Clyde didn’t shoot him. Chad asks what he’s trying to say and why he didn’t report Clyde. EJ explains that he confronted Clyde at first. Chad demands to know what he’s trying to say. EJ then reveals that he didn’t report Clyde because he threatened to have his family if he did.
Belle tells Chloe that she kept looking at Chad and the kids at the funeral and kept thinking that this is forever as Abigail is never coming back. Belle admits it made her long for Shawn and Claire. Chloe asks what about EJ. Belle doesn’t know. Chloe apologizes but says she has to go tell Nancy about Clyde in person. Belle understands and says she should probably be alone to think. They hug and then Chloe exits. Belle then gets a voicemail from Shawn, saying he doesn’t have much time but he’s going in to a situation so he wants her to know that he will always love her and nothing means more to him than she and Claire. Belle hangs up, wondering what kind of situation he’s in. Belle then tracks Shawn’s phone and questions what he’s doing at the docks.
Orpheus questions Evan thinking it was a fine idea for Jan to bring the baby to prison. Orpheus reminds him that Jan is in custody herself with an ankle monitor. Evan argues that she figured something out because he just heard Shawn calling for security because Jan stole his kid. Evan believes that means Jan is on her way here now. Orpheus questions Jan kidnapping a kid and coming to prison, calling him stupid.
Shawn arrives at the docks and assures that he came alone and didn’t tell anyone. Shawn asks Jan what is going on and why they are here. Jan responds that they are going on an adventure and are going to sail away from Salem like Shawn did with his parents. Shawn says they can’t do that as the baby needs to stay at the hospital because he’s not strong enough yet. Shawn asks her to just hand him the baby. Jan says okay and then tosses the blanket that she was holding which did not have the baby after all.
Chad questions EJ saying that Clyde threatened their family and if he took that as an idle threat. Chad argues that he would’ve taken that pretty seriously, reminding him that Clyde had Sonny stabbed to pay back Victor. Chad compares that to Abigail getting stabbed and reminds EJ of seeing all the blood. Chad talks about how the kids could have come running in to the room but thankfully they didn’t when their mother was bleeding to death from a stab wound, like Sonny was stabbed or when Clyde threatened their family. Chad screams at EJ for thinking he didn’t need to know.
Leo sits down on the bench in shock and thinks back to meeting Clyde and then selling him the jewelry. Nancy asks if he’s okay as he looks funny. Leo claims he’s very sensitive and thinking about that murder upsets him. Nancy remarks that he’s asking a lot of questions about something that upsets him. Chloe arrives and tells Nancy that she’s been looking for her. Chloe asks if Leo is bothering her. Nancy says he was just giving her the third degree. Leo says he’s sorry and won’t take up any more of her time as he rushes off. Chloe tells Nancy that she has to tell her something about Clyde. Nancy informs her that she knows he was arrested as she was there. Chloe brings up Clyde having Abigail’s jewelry. Nancy insists that Clyde did not kill her. Chloe argues that Nancy doesn’t know that and she doesn’t really know Clyde. Chloe tells her that she has to end this now.
Orpheus argues that even Jan is smarter than Evan is because she knows that nurses keep track of the number of babies in a nursery and that they notice if one of them is missing and that coming to prison in the middle of the night might draw attention. Evan tells him that he made his point and to give it a rest. Evan declares that he won’t let Jan double cross him like this. Orpheus points out that Evan can’t do much about it in prison. Evan says he can still pay her back. Evan vows that if Jan doesn’t bring him his baby, he will tell Shawn that he is the father. Orpheus says that he won’t.
Shawn asks Jan where the baby is. Jan responds that he’s already on board, all safe and warm. Shawn declares that he is taking the baby back to the hospital. Jan then grabs an oar paddle and knocks Shawn out. Jan then says that Shawn is not taking the baby and can instead wake up next to her as she nurses their son as they sail farther and farther away from Salem and Belle. Jan declares the three of them can finally be a family and he will thank her for this. Belle then arrives and asks what the hell Jan did to Shawn. Belle tells Jan to get away from him but Jan says that’s not going to happen. Belle pulls out her phone but Jan grabs her oar. Jan takes a swing but Belle ducks and they begin fighting over the oar. Belle manages to knock Jan down and then hits her with the oar, knocking Jan in to the water. Shawn then regains consciousness. Belle rushes to check on him and says she will call 911. Shawn tells her that the baby is on the boat so Belle decides she will go get him.
Chloe argues with Nancy that Clyde was just arrested for murder. Nancy argues that Clyde was arrested for having stolen property and is innocent until proven guilty. Nancy insists that she knows Clyde is not a murderer and that is that.
Rafe tells EJ that it was a real interesting story and goes over that a man has EJ shot and leaves him for dead and then when he remembers who it was and why, he goes to him first and then when he threatens his family, he caves. EJ states that he made a deal with Clyde that he wouldn’t tell anyone what he had done if he left his family alone as he thought it was the best way to protect everyone. Chad thinks EJ was doing it to protect his own ass. Chad questions EJ not sharing the details. Chad thinks Clyde had EJ shot because he was up in his neck in something dirty. Chad argues that EJ wouldn’t hang out with Clyde for companionship so Clyde must have known something that EJ doesn’t want anyone to know, so he let him get away with attempted murder because he was only thinking about himself. EJ understands how Chad would see it that way. Chad argues that EJ didn’t want to share this information when Abigail was murdered and he waited until Clyde was arrested, so this wasn’t about doing the right thing but about damage control. EJ tells Chad that he is sorry. Rafe thinks Chad has heard enough for one night. Chad says he has for a lifetime. Rafe tells EJ that he is free to go but there will be follow up questions about the details that he didn’t get in to. EJ then exits the police station.
Belle retrieves baby Shawn from the boat and tells Shawn that he’s fine and they just need to get him back to the hospital. Shawn asks where Jan is. Belle informs him that she’s in the water as she came at her with the oar and they fought and she went in. Belle tries to stop Shawn but Shawn then dives in to the water to try and find Jan.
EJ returns home and calls out for Belle but she is gone. EJ then pours another drink. EJ looks to the portrait of Stefano and thinks back to Chad’s words. EJ asks if Stefano heard that Chad wants him to join Stefano in Hell.
Rafe enters the interrogation room and tells Clyde that they are almost done for the night, so he will be arraigned and transported to a holding cell. Clyde asks what charges. Rafe says it’s stolen property for now. Clyde asks what that’s supposed to mean. Rafe reveals that EJ DiMera just dropped by with a story to tell. Rafe tells Clyde to sleep well as he has a big day tomorrow. Rafe then exits the room and tells Chad that the show is over for tonight so he can go on home. Chad argues that he has Clyde dead to rights, he already has the evidence, and now EJ gave him motive. Rafe tells Chad to go home and see his kids so he can be there for them when they wake up in the morning. Chad asks Rafe to tell Clyde that even if EJ gets him a fancy lawyer or he gets away with this legally, he’s going to pay. Chad declares that one way or another, Clyde Weston is facing a death sentence. Chad then exits the station.
Chloe tells Nancy that it doesn’t matter as the point is Clyde is out on parole and it doesn’t matter if he’s charged with the murder as the stolen goods are enough to send him back to prison. Nancy warns her not to be so sure of that. Nancy argues that Clyde has seen, talked to, and dealt with the man who stole the jewelry who is the man who killed Abigail. Nancy says that all Clyde has to do is trade the information he knows, so he can walk and the real killer will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Leo stands alone outside as fireworks go off in the sky.
Evan tells Orpheus that this is about his son. Orpheus responds that it’s his grandson so he cares about him too, but right now, he is their ticket out of prison and once they are out, he will be Evan’s. Orpheus asks if Evan wants his son to visit him here for ten minutes a week or if he wants to raise him, himself with his grandpa. Orpheus tells Evan that this situation requires that he delay his gratification. Orpheus asks if he understands which he says he does. Orpheus tells Evan to let this be the last Fourth of July that they spend in this hole.
Shawn climbs out of the water, unable to find Jan and says there’s no sign of her anywhere. Belle holds the baby, who begins to cry. Fireworks go off in the sky above them.