Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
At the Kiriakis Mansion, Maggie goes to Alex’s room to invite him to come eat dinner, but finds him in bed with a woman.
Johnny stands in the town square, staring at Sweet Bits Bakery. Paulina approaches him and informs him that she’s sorry, but Chanel is gone for the day and she’s taken her sweet bits with her.
Allie puts her son Henry to sleep and then joins Chanel on the couch with wine. Allie informs her that they can now be together, uninterrupted, until morning. Allie and Chanel then kiss.
Xander and Sarah go to Gwen’s hotel room. They plan out what to do as Xander then picks the lock and they break in to Gwen’s room. They begin searching the room. Sarah doesn’t think Gwen would hide it somewhere obvious but Xander finds the mask in her bag. Sarah declares that they’ve got her, but then they hear keys at the door as Gwen has come home. Sarah and Xander hide as Gwen enters. Gwen goes to her bag, pulls out the mask, and declares that she has to get rid of it. Gwen then takes the mask and exits. Xander and Sarah come out from hiding in the bathroom. Sarah notes that was close and is thankful she’s not onto them. Xander responds that they are on to her.
Gwen goes to the docks towards a dumpster. Gwen states that now that Sarah has an alibi, the mask has to disappear so no one finds out what she did.
Allie and Chanel continue kissing. Allie asks if this is really happening that Chanel picked her. Chanel assures that she did and that they are in this together as Allie picked her too. Allie agrees and calls it great, but she can’t help thinking about Johnny as she feels so bad since he thought he was the one. Chanel admits that the last thing she wanted to do was hurt him, but someone was going to get hurt. They think back to Chanel making her decision. Chanel gets that Johnny is her brother and it’s sweet that she cares about him. Chanel asks if they are really going to let that ruin their night. Allie promises nothing will ruin their night. Allie and Chanel start kissing until they are interrupted by Lucas showing up at the door.
Johnny sits with Paulina and says he just can’t believe that Chanel chose Allie. Paulina gives him a drink and suggests it might help. Johnny complains that he wants a do over or another shot as this can’t be how it ends. Paulina knows it hurts but it wasn’t in the cards. Johnny asks if he’s just supposed to give up. Johnny reminds Paulina that she told him herself that she wanted him to end up with Chanel and asks if she meant that. Paulina assures that she meant it and the only issues she had with him were when the Devil was making his choices for him. Paulina sincerely believes Johnny could make Chanel very happy. Johnny suggests they do something about it then. Johnny says they both want him with Chanel so he wants to figure out a way to make that happen.
Maggie apologizes to Alex for barging in on him like that as he just got back to town so she didn’t realize he had time to make friends. Alex says he’s a people person but gets the girl’s name wrong as she introduces herself as Lisa. Lisa mentions having an art class to go teach. She gives Alex her number and exits. Maggie comments that she was very nice and outgoing but questions the low standards since Alex called her the wrong name but she still wants to see him again. Alex remarks that he’s just good at what he does. Maggie decides to leave and let Alex finish getting dressed.
Allie questions what Lucas is doing there as she thought he’d be in jail. Lucas responds that they didn’t have enough evidence to hold him in connection to Abigail’s murder, so he’s out on bail. Allie asks what about kidnapping Sami and if that’s not a serious enough crime. Chanel encourages Allie to let Lucas in but Allie argues that it’s their night. Lucas apologizes to Chanel. Chanel tells Allie that she will go back to the Bakery. Allie reminds her that she closed it. Chanel says she will open it back up so Allie can talk to Lucas and make herself better. Chanel suggests Allie not take the fact that she has a dad for granted. Chanel adds that they might not work it all out tonight but she has to start somewhere. Allie says not tonight when it’s their night. Chanel assures they will have a million more and kisses her goodbye as she then exits. Lucas tells Allie that it’s her call as he will go if she wants him to.
Paulina tells Johnny that Allie is with Chanel now and it’s done. Johnny argues that it’s not set in stone and Chanel just needs to see that she made the wrong decision which is where Paulina comes in. Paulina asks what she’s supposed to do about it. Johnny says Paulina has influence over Chanel. Paulina says not when Chanel sets her mind to something and if she tried to change her mind about Allie, she would lose whatever influence she does have over her. Johnny knows she can’t just go tell Chanel that she made the wrong decision which is why they need a plan, for Chanel’s sake. Paulina doesn’t like the word plan as it sounds underhanded and manipulative. Johnny says it’s not about the route but the destination and asks Paulina to help him get there. Johnny asks her to let him make Chanel truly happy.
Maggie goes to the living room and tells Victor that Alex having a woman over is no big deal while Victor complains that he snuck a woman in to his room and had his way with her with no decency. Maggie finds it hilarious when Victor attempts moral outrage. Alex walks in and remarks that not everyone is as accepting as Maggie is, joking that she accepts Victor. Maggie decides to go check with Cook about dinner. Victor comments that Alex reminds him of Justin at his age which is not a compliment. Victor orders Alex to sit down and questions what the hell he’s doing with his life.
Sarah tells Xander that even though Gwen didn’t see them, she did take off with the mask which is the only proof that she was the one that Lucas saw at the DiMera Mansion on the night of Abigail’s murder. Xander decides they have to make sure that Gwen doesn’t have the chance to get rid of the mask, so they rush out of the room together.
Gwen tosses the Sarah mask into the dumpster and walks away.
Gwen returns to her hotel room and questions why she didn’t just do that at night. Leo then shows up at her door with a bag of food.
Xander and Sarah trace Gwen’s steps to the dumpster. Xander complains of the dumpster’s smell. Sarah guesses someone put another load on top and declares that they are going to have to get in there and dig it out which Xander questions. Xander suggests getting a pole or some gas masks. Sarah then jumps in to the dumpster and begins searching for the mask.
Paulina tells Johnny that they can’t hurt Allie and it’s against her better judgment. Johnny says he doesn’t want to hurt Allie either but Paulina says that seems inevitable. Johnny says maybe in the short term, but really they are just freeing her up to meet the true love of her life like he knows Chanel is for him. Chanel appears in the town square and sees Johnny and Paulina sitting together. Johnny tells Paulina that they need to figure out a way to get Chanel away from Allie that’s permanent. Chanel then walks the other way around. Paulina agrees with Johnny and says she can’t take another “which twin” monologue. Johnny suggests setting up a misunderstanding so that Chanel feels betrayed and there’s nothing Allie can say or do to make it better. Paulina feels that seems complicated and suggests not doing anything at all. Chanel then approaches them and questions what they were talking about. Paulina says she was just giving Johnny a shoulder to cry on which Chanel mocks. Paulina calls heartbreak tough. Chanel says especially when you’re trying to inflict it on someone else, like Allie. Paulina tries to say that Chanel misheard but Chanel recites what Johnny’s plan was about setting something up so that she feels betrayed and Allie can’t make it better. Chanel says she half expects something like that from Johnny but argues that Paulina is supposed to have her back instead of plotting against her. Chanel declares that she hates both of them and storms off while Paulina calls after her. Paulina worries about what she has done.
Lucas tells Allie that ever since the night of the wedding, things have been complicated. Lucas doesn’t understand what he did and can’t begin to think of what it’s been like for Allie. Allie calls it a pattern for Lucas to think about her after he’s already done what he knows is wrong, but afterwards, he always feels so sorry. Lucas states that he is sorry but he’s not here to ask for her forgiveness, he’s here to tell her something that he thinks might help her. Allie asks if he didn’t kidnap her mother. Lucas admits he did that but Marlena hypnotized him and he started to remember a lot of things, so he did not kill Abigail and is not a murderer. Lucas confirms that he went to the DiMera Mansion to confront Abigail as he wanted to beg her not to tell Sami that he was the one who kidnapped her, but he never saw Abigail that night. Allie asks about the cut on his hand. Lucas explains that he did it to himself as he went to make himself another drink but sliced his hand, cutting a lemon. Allie questions Lucas not just drinking out of the bottle like every other drunk in the world. Lucas argues that he didn’t understand what he was doing, but he saw Sarah running down the steps and leaving while the police think she may have had the murder weapon. Lucas knows it doesn’t make sense, but the point is that he didn’t kill Abigail. Lucas asks her to tell him that she believes that.
Xander wants Sarah to get out of the dumpster before she gets sick. Sarah argues that someone had to take charge as the mask won’t find itself. Xander feels there has to be a better way. Xander tells her not to make him come in there after her. Sarah concludes that the mask is not in the dumpster and questions where the hell it is.
Gwen asks Leo to go as she’s not in the mood for her company. Leo argues that he’s not company, he’s family. Leo wants Gwen to fill him in on the news about Sarah, guessing the noose is tightening around her neck as they speak. Leo asks Gwen what’s wrong. Gwen says nothing but Leo calls her a liar and tells her to fill him in over their food. Leo then reaches in to the bottom of his bag of food and pulls out the Sarah mask, revealing it’s back. Gwen questions what he’s going to do with that. Leo jokes that he’s going to marry Xander and enjoy the night with him. Leo mentions finding it in the dumpster. Gwen jokes about Leo dumpster diving. Leo tells Gwen to drop the act, revealing he saw her in the alley, panicked. Gwen claims she wasn’t panicked. Leo tells her to save it and questions Gwen having the mask forever and suddenly throwing it away. Leo brings up the last time they were together and how Xander was so down about what was going to happen to Sarah, yet somehow Sarah is still free. Leo mentions something about an alibi and questions just who Lucas saw that night rushing down the stairs as he holds the mask.
Xander tells Sarah that the mask must still be in the dumpster so maybe she missed it. Xander decides if he wants something done right, he must do it himself, so he reluctantly jumps in to the dumpster as Sarah laughs.
Victor tells Alex that Sonny told him that Alex would like to work with him at Titan. Alex says it came up because working with his brothers Vic and Joe wasn’t everything he hoped it would be. Victor asks if that’s because they actually expected him to work. Victor questions what Alex sees himself doing at Titan. Alex asks if Sonny should be in on this conversation. Victor points out that then Sonny would know what they were talking about. Victor questions if Alex wants Sonny to know why he’s really here. Alex says he should’ve known he couldn’t put anything past him.
Lucas asks Allie to just say something. Allie thinks she always knew that he couldn’t kill someone. Lucas thanks her. Allie adds that she doesn’t believe Sarah could either. Lucas admits he doesn’t either. Allie tells Lucas that she doesn’t believe he killed Abigail, but she will never forget or forgive that he kidnapped her mom and now he’s in court trying to get out of it like a coward which she thinks is pathetic.
Paulina catches up to Chanel outside the Brady Pub and asks her to let her explain. Chanel says it’s crystal clear that Paulina doesn’t want her to be with Allie. Chanel declares that she made her choice and she wants to see what she and Allie can be together. Chanel thought Paulina would be happy for her but instead, she’s plotting with Johnny behind her back. Paulina tries to deny it but Chanel says she heard her. Paulina says she was just worried that she hadn’t made the right choice. Chanel takes that to mean she picked the girl, when the right choice to Paulina was the boy and that is what this is really about.
Alex guesses it did cross his mind that working for Sonny would be less taxing than working for Vic and Joe. Victor argues that something a lot more devious than that crossed his mind. Alex argues that Victor can’t possibly think he’s after Sonny’s job since he knows Victor wants him there. Victor states that he put Sonny there and it was the right decision at the time, but as it turns out, he’s had too much of his mother in him. Alex argues that Adrienne was a mother to him too. Victor remarks that Adrienne had no killer instinct and neither does Sonny. Alex guesses Victor is upset about the acquisition of a small company in London that slipped through Sonny’s fingers. Alex mentions Sonny assumed Gabi took it out from under him. Victor comments that Gabi denied it and Sonny believed her. Alex says Gabi is apparently a scheming liar. Victor asks if he would’ve believed her. Alex says it’s hard to say, so Victor guesses he’s trying to protect Sonny. Alex responds that he is his brother. Victor suggests maybe Alex is trying to protect himself which he questions. Victor reveals that he did a little digging and found out that it wasn’t Gabi who scooped up the company, it was Alex.
Lucas tells Allie that he doesn’t want to throw Kate under the bus but it was her idea that he plead not guilty. Allie mentions that Kate told her the same. Lucas says Allie knows then that his plea was based around what happened to Abigail since his memory lapse made it really easy for the police to assume he killed her, so if he plead guilty to kidnapping Sami then they would think he killed Abigail to keep her quiet. Allie responds that she gets it. Allie talks about going to their wedding, thinking it was going to be one of the greatest days ever with her parents getting back together like a dream come true. Lucas knows he turned it in to a real nightmare. Allie declares that on that day, her eyes were really opened as to who he really is.
Paulina complains that Chanel doesn’t understand and explains that she thinks Chanel is better off with Johnny because he’s never hurt her like Allie has when she was all over the place with her feelings and with Tripp. Chanel argues that Allie wasn’t ready to face how she felt but now she has. Paulina points out that Allie also has a lot of baggage with her son. Chanel argues that Henry isn’t baggage and that this is about her making a choice that she’s not comfortable with. Chanel says Paulina wants her in a nice, traditional relationship. Paulina tells her that she’s wrong and insists that she’s open minded. Paulina says they have it hard enough in this country with their skin color so her choice will only make it harder for her. Chanel responds that it’s just one excuse after another while Paulina would never run away from her choice that she felt deep in her heat and she would hate it if she did. Chanel asks Paulina to just tell her the truth.
Xander gets out of the dumpster and says he can’t believe this but he’s not giving up. Xander argues that they know Gwen was at the mansion on the night of the murder. Sarah points out that they have no proof. Xander guesses they have to go to the cops and tell them what they know. Sarah responds that the one problem is Gwen.
Gwen tells Leo that this is ridiculous. Leo says he knows her too well and he saw the panic in her eyes when he pulled the mask out of the bag, so they both know this is about more than just the mask. Gwen pulls out a bottle of vodka. Leo brings up Gwen’s motive and her missing hours in prison as disappearing gives opportunity and the Sarah mask is means. Leo warns her about the case against her. Leo says that he is her friend and asks her to tell him what happened that night.
Victor tells Alex that he was right that he can’t put anything past him. Alex calls it a lesson learned and admits he knew Sonny was out to buy the company, so he formed an LLC and bought the company out for a lesser price than what Sonny was going to pay. Victor questions Alex then moving here and guesses he is after Sonny’s job. Alex swears that he was trying to help Sonny out because he realized Sonny was about to be taken and saved him from falling into a trap. Alex assures that he has no interest in the company as his plan was to flip it back to Titan at Sonny’s original terms that he should’ve been able to get from the beginning and he was only trying to help. Victor remarks that it sounds like he thought of everything.
Paulina admits that she wanted Chanel with a boy and she was being selfish. Paulina says she told herself that she was thinking of Chanel but she was trying to make Chanel fulfill her own dream with a wedding and lots of babies which she calls too much to give up. Chanel assures that she wants all those things too but Paulina is holding onto old ideas since she can have all those things with Allie. Chanel wants Paulina in her corner but she needs her to help her, not fight her. Chanel says right now, Allie is with her dad and may be on the verge of losing him. Chanel declares that she doesn’t want to lose her mother. Paulina promises that she won’t and hugs her.
Allie guesses it’s inevitable as every kid has the day where they don’t see their parent the same anymore and see that he’s human and makes mistakes. Allie argues that Lucas set himself up to be the hero of Sami’s life when he was the one who made her suffer. Allie doesn’t understand it or him and it breaks her heart. Lucas asks how to make it up to her. Allie says that’s not how it works as it’s not up to her. Allie tells him that he has to show her that it’s possible for things to be different.
Lucas doesn’t see a problem with telling the cops it was possible that Gwen was at the DiMera Mansion that night, disguised as Sarah. Sarah argues that they would have motive but no mask means no means and Gwen being locked up in prison means no opportunity. Sarah adds that it would just let Gwen know that they are onto her while right now, she thinks that the mask is gone for good so they have to keep it that way to nail her.
Leo questions Gwen about what happened that night. Gwen claims there’s nothing to say or tell. Leo says he’ll just take the mask back to where he found it then and pretend he never saw it. Gwen takes the mask from him and says she would prefer if he just let her handle it on her own. Leo then exits the room. Gwen finishes her drink while looking at the mask.
Xander and Sarah go home and shower after their dumpster experience. Xander says he’s never felt like he needed one more and apologizes for making Sarah jump in the dumpster first. Sarah says he more than made up for it in the shower as they kiss. They decide that tomorrow they go to prison to get proof that Gwen got out on the night that Abigail was murdered. Xander encourages that they are going to get Sarah out of this together and Gwen will never see them coming.
Alex tells Victor that he does not want Sonny to know about this. Victor says to imagine if he told him what Alex is really doing here. Alex says to imagine what it would do to Sonny. Victor brings up what it would do to Alex and warns that no one in the family would ever trust him again. Alex asks what Victor is going to do. Victor says he will do nothing and maintain the status quo. Victor decides that Alex will work under Sonny but report to him. Alex realizes he has no choice. Victor adds that this little arrangement could be what Alex wanted from the very beginning.
Paulina returns to the town square where Johnny asks if she was able to talk Chanel down and argues that they can still salvage this. Johnny says Chanel hearing them doesn’t mean it can’t still work. Paulina declares that it’s not going to work because they’re not going to do it. Paulina states that she said she wanted Chanel to be happy and that means being with Allie.
Chanel returns to Allie’s and asks how it went with Lucas. Allie says they talked and she told him that he would have to show her that things would be different, so he made a decision…
Lucas walks past the Brady Pub and calls his lawyer, saying they need to have a meeting about his defense because he wants to change his plea in the kidnapping case back to guilty.