Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Clyde and Nancy sit together at the Brady Pub and talk about being crazy about one another. They kiss until Clyde gets a text and complains about them being interrupted. Clyde informs Nancy that it’s his probation officer as he has to take random drug tests as a condition of his parole. Nancy hopes nothing is wrong. Clyde admits back in the day, he did some dealing but right now, her love is the only drug he needs.
Jennifer is at home and takes more painkillers until Jack walks in.
Leo sits in a jail cell, complaining that he trusted Gwen and thought she was his friend. Leo can’t believe Gwen ratted him out to the cops and argues that she was the one who helped him figure out who was setting him up. Craig then appears outside the cell and remarks that they say talking to yourself is the first sign of losing one’s mind. Craig asks if Leo is laying the groundwork for an insanity defense. Leo says he didn’t know Craig was back in town. Craig responds that he got back last night and that it looks like Gwen turned him in, but it looks like he sold her out first. Leo questions what he’s talking about. Craig says he’s been following the case and knows Leo steered the cops right to Gwen. Leo claims he had no doubt she would get out of it. Leo remarks that maybe he earned a little payback himself but warns Craig that he is going to burn in Hell for what he did.
Jack questions what Jennifer is doing. Jennifer claims she was just straightening Abigail’s picture on the mantle. Jennifer starts to cry and hugs Jack in order to hide the bottle of pills behind him. The doorbell rings so Jennifer tells Jack to get it. Jack says they’ll go away and that she’s more important. Jennifer says she’s just having a moment and encourages him to go see who it is. Jack then goes to answer the door while Jennifer hides her bottle of pills behind Abigail’s photo.
Alex visits Sonny in the hospital, bringing him balloons, candy, and a stuffed pony as he says he cleared out the gift shop for him. Sonny questions what Alex is doing here. Alex says he’s trying to make him feel better. Sonny responds that they both know that’s not what he really wants. Alex questions what he’s talking about. Sonny then accuses Alex of trying to steal his job and take over Titan. Alex responds that he doesn’t want his job and isn’t trying to take his job. Sonny questions if he was forced to step in as interim CEO then. Alex tells him that Victor practically begged him to do it. Sonny questions it being Victor’s idea for Alex to take over the company. Alex clarifies that it’s only until Sonny is back on his feet. Sonny says he’s reading that Alex is making big moves and acquiring other companies. Alex explains that he’s trying to do what is best for the company. Sonny calls him unbelievable. Sonny yells at him that he’s mad at him for taking over the company. Alex argues that Sonny should be thanking him because he’s busting his ass trying to keep the stock price up so he has a company to run when he gets out. Alex repeats that he doesn’t want Sonny’s spot in the company. Alex starts to storm out but Sonny stops him and apologizes. Sonny admits he’s just frustrated that he’s stuck here and he overreacted. Alex sits down and tells him that he only wants what’s best for him. Alex recalls how hard Sonny took it when Leo took him out the last time and now Leo took him out again, so he wants to help him make good on his second chance.
Craig claims not to know what Leo is talking about and says he did nothing to him. Craig adds that Leo is the one who tricked him in to believing that he loved him and then humiliated him on their wedding day. Leo says his words are dripping with scorn. Craig admits he was hurt, humiliated, and mortified. Leo says all of that turned him bitter and filled him with anger and resentment, so he dedicated his life to making him suffer. Craig questions if he’s somehow blaming him for his predicament. Leo shouts that Craig’s the reason he’s in here. Leo declares that he knows the truth and figured out that Craig is framing him for the attempted murder of Sonny and the murder of Abigail.
Jack returns to the living room with Gwen. Gwen greets Jennifer and apologizes for dropping by unannounced as she’s sure she’s the last person she’d want to see. Jennifer responds that she’s actually grateful that she came because it gives her a chance to thank her for turning Leo in to the police. Jack says they know that couldn’t have been easy for Gwen. Gwen says she’d like to say she turned in Leo for Abigail’s sake but she did have her own selfish motives since Leo falsely accused her of killing her sister and she was not about to let him get away with that, so she called the police mostly out of spite. Jennifer doesn’t care why she did it as all that matters now is that Abigail’s killer is in custody. Gwen responds that she wouldn’t be so sure about that.
Nancy shows Clyde the article about Leo’s arrest. Clyde says it looks like Leo got sold out by his best friend. Nancy is glad that Abigail and Sonny are finally getting the justice they deserve and that Leo is getting what he deserves. Clyde adds that Nancy and Chloe are safe. Nancy tells Clyde how much he means to her. Clyde says the same and comments that the ring looks really good on her finger. Clyde tells Nancy that he wants to marry her and he’s tired of waiting. Clyde proclaims that he’d like to get married today. Clyde jokes that he’s not sure he’s ever seen her at a loss for words. Nancy questions him wanting to get married today. Clyde says having dinner with Craig last night got him thinking and says Craig turned a deep shade of green when he saw that ring. Nancy admits he did look a little jealous. Clyde suggests doubling down and giving him a wedding to really be jealous about. Nancy questions wanting to get married today just to stick it to Craig. Clyde assures that he wants to because he loves her and wants to spend his life making her happy. Clyde thinks sticking it to the guy who caused her so much pain would just sweeten the deal. Nancy acknowledges that Craig would not be happy. Clyde jokingly asks if she’s afraid of Craig and questions what she thinks the big bad doctor is going to do.
Chad meets with Rafe in the interrogation room and informs him of his theory that Craig could be the murderer. Rafe questions what makes him think that. Chad explains that he and Will were with Sonny to try and help him remember what happened when he was attacked. Rafe mentions questioning Sonny himself and he didn’t see anyone. Chad clarifies that Sonny didn’t see anyone but he remembers smelling vanilla when he was attacked and then after that on his way home, he ran in to Craig, who offered condolences about Abigail. Chad states that Craig gave him a hug and then he got a strong whiff of vanilla.
Leo accuses Craig of killing Abigail and then followed him to the Titan office where he laid in wait to plunge the knife in Sonny’s back. Craig questions Leo actually thinking that he stabbed two people for him. Leo tells Craig that it’s just them here and asks Craig to talk to him. Leo encourages Craig to admit what he did.
Sonny gives Alex some of the jelly beans he brought him and calls it a performance bonus for the great job he’s doing while he’s stuck in the hospital. Sonny admits Alex is making some smart moves and he’s glad that Victor put him in charge. Sonny adds that he’s proud of him and apologizes for doubting him. Alex accepts his apology and hugs him. Stephanie then enters the room and asks if she’s interrupting a power lunch. Alex says they are just splitting some beans. Stephanie mentions just getting a call from a reporter asking for a comment about a new business deal. Sonny asks what about it. Alex suggests letting him handle this while Sonny rests but Sonny insists and asks what it is. Stephanie then reveals that they want to know why an LLC owned by Alex bought the company and then immediately turned around and sold it to Titan, which shocks Sonny. Stephanie asks if she said something wrong. Sonny recalls working on that deal for months and then losing it at the last minute to an unknown competitor and now he finds out it was Alex. Alex tries to explain that it’s not what he thinks. Sonny can’t believe he fell for this and accuses Alex of plotting against him ever since he got to Salem.
Jack questions Gwen thinking Leo is innocent. Gwen admits that Leo is anything but innocent but she doesn’t think he’s the one who killed Abigail. Jennifer asks why she says that. Gwen says she’s known Leo a long time and he’s been vocal about denying this from the start. Jack points out that it wouldn’t be the first time Leo has lied. Gwen agrees but she doesn’t think Leo has the stomach to stab someone. Jennifer questions basing this on Leo’s word. Gwen explains that when she and Leo were together before she turned him in, he swore that he was being framed and was awfully persuasive. Jack admits that he’s had his doubts as well as something about this never added up. Jennifer argues that there’s so much evidence against him and questions if Leo didn’t kill Abigail, then who did? Gwen reveals that Leo is convinced that it’s Craig Wesley.
Leo says a part of Craig must be dying to admit what he did, rub it in his face, and prove how smart he is. Leo asks if Craig wants him to beg for forgiveness. Craig tells Leo that he reeks of desperation and asks if he really expects anyone to believe his crazy theory. Leo responds that he does because they both know it’s true and he’s going to prove it which Craig laughs at.
Nancy tells Clyde that Craig does have a temper but she’s not worried about him getting mad. Clyde asks what the problem is then. Nancy explains that when they get married, she wants it to be the perfect time for them, not to get back at her ex. Clyde suggests they still get married today and just not tell anybody so it’s only because he can’t wait to make her his wife and will have nothing to do with Craig or anyone else. Clyde says it’s just him wanting to spend his life with her and calls her the best person he knows. Nancy then agrees and calls Clyde the best thing ever as they kiss. Nancy then adds that she does really want to have Chloe there and she’s going to want to have Brady there. Nancy then says she’s sorry but Craig should really be there too since Craig wanted her at his wedding to Leo. Nancy states that she and Craig share two beautiful daughters and a lot of wonderful memories so they will always be family. Clyde brings up all the pain he caused her and lies he told her. Nancy acknowledges that Craig has made mistakes, but deep down he is a good man.
Leo talks about Craig leaving Nancy and giving up his whole life to be with him, then on the day of their wedding, he found out he was lying. Leo mentions that Craig said he was hurt, humiliated, and mortified. Leo adds that Craig had given himself to him and then something inside him broke, he snapped, and that’s why he killed Abigail. Craig then grabs Leo through the cell bars.
Alex tells Sonny that he was not plotting against him. Sonny questions why he bought that company then. Alex responds that he bought it because Sonny almost blew it. Alex says that Victor said Sonny is not a killer and he’s not, but that’s okay because he’s here and saw an opportunity. Sonny argues that Alex just wanted to make himself look good at his expense. Alex questions if he seriously thinks that’s what he thinks this is about. Sonny remarks that Leo Stark is not the only person who stabbed him in the back. Alex warns that he’s crossing a line. Leo screams at Alex to take his gifts and get out of his room. Stephanie asks if they can talk about this but Alex walks out.
Clyde tells Nancy that he can’t wait to make her his bride, but admits he wishes that Ben, Ciara, and their baby were here with them. Nancy says they’ll celebrate with them another time but today is just for them. Clyde tells her how happy that makes him and says all they have to do is go to city hall and make it official. Nancy suggests Brady could be Clyde’s best man and Chloe could be her maid of honor. Clyde points out that Craig could be the witness and could even walk her down the aisle. Nancy wonders if he’d do it because she kind of likes the symbolism. Nancy decides to give Craig a call while Clyde says he’ll go take his drug test now so nothing spoils their day.
Chad suggests to Rafe that the vanilla could have been Craig’s cologne or aftershave. Rafe questions Chad wanting him to lock up someone else based on hunches and smells. Chad argues that he just wants the right person behind bars for murdering his wife. Chad would love to accept that it was Leo so he could start to get a little closure. Rafe wants that for him too. Chad brings up Leo having tons of enemies and ruining Craig’s life in a very public manner. Rafe questions the motive being vengeance and killing Abigail so that Leo would be locked up for a murder. Chad feels it’s not that crazy of a theory. Rafe agrees to look in to it. Chad thanks him and then exits.
Craig doubts anyone on earth would miss Leo if he dies in his cell. Craig shouts that he did not stab anyone and if someone is framing Leo, it’s not him. Leo calls him a scary, sadistic maniac. Leo says the look in Craig’s eyes is the look of a stone cold killer. Craig says if someone asked him a few months ago, if he thought Leo could kill or stab anyone, he would think they were crazy but he didn’t know him. Craig declares that he doesn’t know Leo and thanks God that Leo is out of his life forever. Leo calls him an excellent liar, even better than him. Leo states that Craig lied to his wife and to himself for his whole life, but he’s on to him. Leo questions Craig thinking he can frame him for murder and get away with it. Leo warns that he’s going to prove he is innocent and that Craig is guilty and when he’s done, Craig will be sorry he ever laid eyes on him. Craig responds that he already is sorry.
Jennifer argues that she’s known Craig for a long time and he’s hardly an angel, but questions him being a murderer and why he would kill Abigail. Gwen explains that Leo’s theory is that Craig was furious and humiliated from being duped by Leo so he went off the rails and was willing to kill for revenge. Gwen says if that’s the case, Abigail was just collateral damage. Gwen looks at Abigail’s photo on the mantle and says she knows how much she hurt her and she’s very sorry that she was unable to make amends for what she did to her. Gwen hopes that whoever killed Abigail pays for it dearly and she means that from the bottom of her heart. Jack thanks Gwen for coming and says he’ll walk her out. Jack tells Jennifer that he is going to the paper to check on the Orpheus story and then he’ll be back as soon as he can. Gwen tells Jennifer to take care as she exits with Jack. Jennifer then retrieves her bottle of painkillers from behind Abigail’s photo as Gwen comes back in, having forgot her purse, and sees her. Jennifer claims that she is taking antibiotics for a sinus infection but Gwen informs her that she knows what those are. Gwen talks about her mom hiding those bottles behind picture frames when she was growing up. Gwen says she sees in Jennifer’s eyes that it’s more than grief. Jennifer argues that Gwen has no idea what she’s going through. Gwen says she’s not judging her and she knows Jennifer is wanting to stop her pain. Gwen brings up Jennifer being an addict and being in recovery for awhile. Jennifer says that’s none of her business. Gwen reminds Jennifer that she did research her family before coming to Salem, but now she wants to help her. Gwen wants to go catch Jack but Jennifer warns her not to even think about it.
Stephanie apologizes to Sonny as she didn’t mean to cause trouble between him and Alex. Sonny says it’s okay as she didn’t know. Stephanie thought he knew about the deal Alex made. Sonny says he didn’t but he does now and he knows that he can not trust his brother and he never will again.
Alex goes to leave the hospital and runs in to Clyde getting off the elevator. Clyde says “watch where you’re going, son” while Alex responds that he’s not his son as Clyde walks off.
Nancy leaves the Pub and calls Craig, leaving a message that it would mean the world to her for him to be at her wedding. Nancy then hangs up and runs in to Chad, noting that she hasn’t seen him and she’s so sorry about Abigail. Chad thanks her and mentions running in to Craig yesterday. Nancy says he’s in town because of Leo. Nancy asks what Craig said to him. Chad says he just had some kind words about Abigail but he couldn’t help but notice Craig’s cologne or aftershave. Chad asks if Craig has always worn something that smells like vanilla.
Craig comes up to the police station from Leo’s holding cell where Rafe greets him and asks if he has a few minutes to talk. Craig asks what about. Rafe brings up that Craig was engaged to Leo, so he figures he knows him better than most people. Craig can’t imagine what that would tell him but says he’s happy to. Rafe then takes Craig to the interrogation room.
Alex goes to the Titan office where Stephanie is working. Stephanie informs him that Sonny is trying to get discharged to get his job back. Alex asks if he can tell her his side of the story. Stephanie asks if his side also includes him screwing over his brother. Alex guesses she’s on team Sonny. Stephanie argues that she’s team Titan and it’s her job to squash this mess before it becomes a story. Alex wants to help and invites her to lunch so they can figure it out but Stephanie turns him down. Alex reminds her that she bought him a drink the other day. Stephanie calls that a mistake and suggests they stick to business. Alex says this is business but Stephanie says she will handle it herself and exits.
Jennifer accuses Gwen of trying to rat her out to Jack after everything she’s done to her family. Gwen argues that Jennifer needs help. Jennifer yells at her to mind her own business. Gwen points out that Abigail wouldn’t want this for her. Jennifer tells her to never compare herself to Abigail and says Gwen has been nothing but a virus in this family. Gwen says that’s why she’s trying to make things better and she owes it to Jack to tell him. Jennifer argues that Gwen owes her and says Gwen only has a relationship with Jack because she allows it. Jennifer warns that if Gwen thinks about going to Jack with what she saw, she will make sure she never sees her father again. Jennifer then screams at Gwen to get the hell out of her house, so Gwen exits.
Nancy tells Chad that it’s odd because Craig never wore aftershave or cologne during their marriage. Chad suggests he started wearing it after they split up. Nancy says that would be a coincidence because vanilla is what Clyde wears. Nancy says at first she thought it was feminine, but now she kind of likes it. Chad then thinks back to Craig hugging him and remembers that Clyde was standing nearby.
Clyde fills out his drug test paperwork at the hospital. Clyde then gets up and looks in the window of Sonny’s hospital room. Clyde then flashes back to being the one who stabbed Sonny!