Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Jack goes home looking for Jennifer but just finds the empty pill bottle on the living room floor. Julie comes in, saying she heard Jack come racing in and asks what’s wrong. Jack asks her if Doug is still taking painkillers for his shoulder. Julie confirms he hasn’t since last year. Jack shows Julie the pill bottle that he found on the floor. Julie doesn’t understand because they never refilled the prescription. Jack reveals that he thinks Jennifer did. Jack informs Julie that Gwen told him that Jennifer is taking painkillers again and he didn’t want to believe her, but he thinks she’s right.
Jennifer goes driving while crying. Jennifer imagines Abigail in the seat next to her and declares she’s going to make Clyde pay. Jennifer swears that anyone who ever hurt Abigail will pay as she promises her justice.
Gwen exits the police station and sees an oncoming car coming towards her.
In the cemetery, Clyde then grabs Chad and they fight, losing the gun in the process. Clyde ends up pinning Chad down on the ground, saying he’ll be with Abigail now soon. Clyde chokes Chad until EJ arrives and shoots Clyde in the back. EJ asks if Chad is alright. Chad says he’s fine and asks if Clyde is dead. EJ stands over Clyde and says the roles are reversed now. EJ asks Clyde how it feels to be the one bleeding in the grass now and calls it poetic justice. Clyde tells him to go to Hell. Chad asks Clyde how it feels knowing he’s only moments away from damnation and there’s nothing he can do about it. Chad declares that he’s going to relish every single second of it. EJ says they both are. Chad recalls finding Abigail still clinging to life alone in the bedroom and now tonight, Clyde is going to pay back every single painful second. Chad adds that in Abigail’s final moments, she was with someone that loved her while Clyde will not be so lucky.
Belle tries calling EJ but it goes to voicemail. Shawn then gets a message that there’s reports of gunshots in the cemetery. Belle points out that’s where Abigail is buried. Shawn tells Belle to stay there but Belle tells him that she’s coming with him and not to argue, so they exit together.
Rafe goes to the police station finishing a call with Jada as he finds Gwen unconscious on the ground. Rafe checks on her and asks if she can hear him.
Clyde asks Chad to call for help and not to let him die. Chad and EJ mock him as if they didn’t hear anything. Clyde says “damn you both” as he then passes out.
Jack and Julie search the house but can’t find Jennifer. Jack tries calling Jennifer but she doesn’t answer. Jack asks if Julie’s noticed any change in Jennifer’s behavior recently. Julie understands Jennifer is grieving deeply over the loss of her daughter. Jack decides he needs to go find Jennifer and tells Julie to stay home with Doug in case Jennifer comes home. Jack thanks her and goes to leave, but then Jennifer comes home. Jack tells her that they were so worried about her and that she wasn’t answering her phone. Jennifer responds that she doesn’t know where her phone is and says she needs to sit down. Jack asks if she’s alright, what happened, and where she has been.
Rafe encourages Gwen to stay with him as he calls for an ambulance right away.
Shawn and Belle rush up to find EJ and Chad standing over Clyde. Shawn checks on Clyde and confirms he’s still alive. Shawn then calls in for medical assistance. Shawn asks what the hell happened here. Belle advises EJ as his lawyer to not say a word. EJ agrees and suggests Belle will also be representing Chad but Chad says he doesn’t need a lawyer as he has nothing to hide.
Jack reminds Jennifer that she was supposed to stay home as she said she wasn’t feeling well. Jennifer says she wasn’t but then she spoke to Abigail. Jack tells her that’s not possible. Jennifer admits she meant that she imagined speaking to Abigail. Jennifer cries that she’s just so upset that they haven’t found her killer, so she decided to see what was happening with Clyde. Julie questions what she’s talking about. Jack informs her that the police have finally decided that Clyde may have killed Abigail. Jennifer complains that she couldn’t just sit there and wait, so she decided to drive to the police station to see what’s going on. Jack questions her driving in this condition. Jennifer claims she’s fine but she started feeling dizzy so she turned around and came back. Jennifer asks Jack if they’ve caught Clyde for murdering their daughter because he has to answer for that. Jack assures that the police are handling that but there’s something they need to handle right now. Jennifer questions what it is. Jack then presents the pill bottle to her.
Xander and Sarah are at the hospital together when Sarah gets a message that two ambulances just pulled in downstairs. Xander says he’ll see her back home and then turns around as Rafe arrives with Gwen being stretchered in.
Chad sits with Shawn at the police station and gives his statement about how once he talked to Nancy about the vanilla aftershave, he realized it wasn’t Craig, but Clyde, who stabbed Sonny. Chad adds that he was even more convinced after Rafe told him that Clyde’s alibi fell apart. Shawn questions Chad taking matters in to his own hands. Chad confirms that he took the gun from the family safe, intercepted Clyde at the City Hall and took him to Abigail’s grave to make him confess his crimes. Chad reveals that Clyde admitted to it. Shawn questions why and if it was to send a message to EJ. Chad says sort of but Abigail was not his original target and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, so when Clyde broke in, he didn’t intend to kill his wife, as he was after Shawn’s. Belle and EJ then join them at the station right then. Shawn questions why Clyde would want to kill Belle. Chad explains that Clyde had planted a bug at the DiMera Mansion several weeks before. EJ guesses it was the night Clyde came over and claimed he wanted to go in to business with him. Chad says from that moment on, Clyde was keeping tabs on EJ. EJ knows Clyde wanted leverage. Chad adds that Clyde’s worst fear was confirmed when he heard EJ confiding in Belle. Shawn complains that he can’t believe how reckless EJ was for putting his wife in danger. Belle tells Shawn that they didn’t know Clyde was listening and she wanted to help. Chad continues that Clyde wanted to show how easy he could get to EJ and send a message but when he got there, Belle wasn’t home and no one was except Abigail. Chad talks about Abigail started questioning Clyde in the hall but she knew too much. Belle tells Chad that she’s so sorry. Shawn asks Chad what happened after he got Clyde to confess. Chad says he was upset and then Clyde caught him off guard and got the gun away. Chad says Clyde started strangling him and he just kept thinking about what happened to Abigail. EJ declares that he then picked up the gun and ended it. Belle states that EJ had no choice because Clyde was going to kill Chad. Chad agrees that if EJ hadn’t of shown up, he would be with Abigail right now. Shawn decides he’s heard enough for now and he needs to get to the hospital to see if he can get answers out of Clyde, assuming he’s still alive. EJ asks if they may leave but Shawn says no as he needs them to stay since he’ll have more questions for them. Belle tells Shawn to let her know what he finds out. Shawn hugs her and says he loves her. Shawn kisses her and says he’ll be back as he then exits the station.
Jennifer pretends not to know what the bottle of painkillers is and points out that the label says they are Doug’s. Julie says Doug stopped using them a year ago and never refilled the prescription but about a month ago, someone did. Jennifer questions what Julie is accusing her of. Jack brings up that Jennifer had an addiction to painkillers. Jennifer complains that was years ago. Jack says he’s not judging her and just needs her to talk to him. Jack asks her to tell him the truth as he questions if she’s been abusing pills again. Jennifer responds that she’s going to be sick and rushes out of the room.
Xander asks Rafe what happened to Gwen. Rafe responds that he’s not sure as he found her outside the police station, on the ground and not responsive. Rafe notes that there were tire tracks nearby so it looks like a hit and run. Xander questions who would do something like that. Rafe says they will find them but as of now, they have no witnesses so they don’t know much. Xander asks if Jack knows. Rafe responds that he’s just about to call him. Xander worries that he doesn’t know what Jack would do if he lost another daughter.
Julie asks if she should go check on Jennifer. Jack suggests giving her a minute. Julie asks what he thinks. Jack then gets a call from Rafe. Jack asks if he arrested Clyde. Rafe says no but Shawn has a lead and they are waiting for an update. Jack thanks Rafe for keeping him in the loop and says he’s in the middle of something. Rafe clarifies that wasn’t why he was calling as he has some bad news about Gwen. Jack rushes out and then Jennifer returns to the living room where Julie checks on her. Jennifer asks where Jack went. Julie informs her that Rafe called from the hospital as Gwen was brought in to the emergency room. Jennifer questions what happened. Julie says she doesn’t know as Jack rushed out after the call. Jennifer remarks that she hopes Gwen is alright.
Sarah comes out from the ER so Xander asks how Gwen is. Sarah informs him that she is stable but has some broken bones and a possible concussion but no internal bleeding or damage to major organs so she doesn’t need surgery for now. Rafe asks if she’s regained consciousness. Sarah says no as they have her sedated. Xander points out that Jack isn’t there yet so he asks if it would be alright if he sat with her. Sarah agrees and takes Xander to Gwen’s hospital room.
Belle tells EJ that she will see if she can find Melinda Trask to make sure his story is the first one she hears. EJ asks if she thinks he and Chad will be charged with anything. Belle says not if she can help it. EJ apologizes to Belle and says Shawn was right that he put her in danger and never should’ve told her about Clyde. Belle insists that he had no way of knowing that Clyde was listening and she practically forced it out of him. Belle states that EJ has no reason to apologize and she just wishes they could’ve stopped Clyde before he killed Abigail.
Shawn goes to the hospital and informs Rafe that EJ shot Clyde and says it was to save Chad’s life. Rafe asks where Clyde is now. Shawn responds that he’s in a hospital room where they extracted the bullet and he’s now recovering. Jack arrives, asking them where Gwen is and if she’s okay. Rafe informs him that she’s stable, sedated, and pretty banged up but it looks like she’s going to be okay. Jack is relieved and asks where she is. Rafe says Sarah and Xander are in with her now and that Sarah can give him the full rundown of her injuries and condition. Jack thanks him. Rafe stops him and says there’s one more thing, revealing that Shawn found Clyde. Shawn reveals to Jack that Clyde tried to kill Chad, so EJ shot him. Jack asks if the bastard is dead. Shawn says no as the doctors just finished patching him up. Jack questions what room Clyde is in. Rafe doesn’t think he should do that right now. Jack asks again. Shawn tells Jack to just go be with Gwen right now. Jack says they said Gwen is stable with Sarah and Xander, so he asks again what room Clyde is in. Shawn agrees to take Jack to Clyde’s hospital room. Clyde lays in the hospital bed, handcuffed to the bed. Jack confronts Clyde and questions why he killed his daughter.
EJ brings Chad a cup of coffee. Chad thanks him. EJ tells Chad that it was his fault. Chad says he doesn’t have to but EJ says he knew Clyde was a threat to the family and kept it to himself. EJ admits that he should’ve put a stop to Clyde sooner and immediately. EJ declares that he failed Chad, Abigail, their kids, and the family. EJ states that he can never forgive himself for that and tells Chad that he’s very sorry. Chad responds that they both made mistakes and did things they regret, so there’s no point in keeping score now. EJ calls that very generous of him. Chad thanks EJ for coming to his rescue tonight and saving his life. They acknowledge each other as brother and shake hands. EJ guesses now he can tell him that tonight, he didn’t do it for Chad and jokes that he just wanted to shoot Clyde which Chad laughs at.
Clyde claims he doesn’t know what Jack has been told but that he never harmed a single hair on his daughter’s head. Jack says he should’ve known that Clyde wouldn’t be man enough to admit what he did. Clyde says he won’t say another word without an attorney. Jack says that’s fine and tells Clyde that what he did was unspeakably evil. Jack talks about Abigail being a mother, wife, and daughter but Clyde stole it all away and that will haunt him and his family for the rest of their lives. Jack wants Clyde to be haunted too by what he did. Jack hopes it kills him slowly and then he will begin to understand a fraction of the pain he caused them. Clyde mocks him performing and remarks that he’s better off without Abigail. Clyde then tells Jack that Abigail was no angel and calls her a slut that cheated on his son. Jack calls him a son of a bitch as Shawn takes Jack out of the room.
Xander sits with Gwen and says he doesn’t know if she can hear him but her father is on his way and until then, he will keep her company. Xander tells Gwen that she will be alright and that Sarah says she’s very lucky. Xander encourages Gwen as being one of the toughest women he ever met, so he knows she’ll be up in no time. Gwen then wakes up and questions what’s going on and what he’s doing here. Xander jokes that she was in a scuffle but fought valiantly and took down several men. Sarah then informs Gwen that she’s in the hospital as a victim of a possible hit and run which she questions. Rafe then enters the room and says he’s sorry to interrupt. Sarah tells him that Gwen just regained consciousness which Rafe says is great. Rafe greets Gwen and asks if she’s up to answering a few questions. Gwen says sure. Rafe assures her that he’s going to do everything in his power to find the person who did this to her.
Jennifer tells Julie that she should go because Jack needs her but Julie insists that Jack needs her to take care of herself. Jennifer says she’s fine but Julie says she isn’t. Julie brings up that Jack wasn’t around the last time that Jennifer started using painkillers, but she was, and that’s the reason she and Doug moved back in to the house to take care of her. Jennifer remembers and says she’s grateful but that’s not what is happening here. Julie tells Jennifer that she’s not fooling anyone. Julie knows Jennifer has been struggling and asks how long it has been. Jennifer then admits it’s been a few weeks. Julie questions why she didn’t talk to her. Jennifer cries that she was ashamed. Julie says they don’t judge her and want to help her. Jennifer admits that Maggie tried to help as she knew about the pills after finding them in her purse by accident. Jennifer says that Maggie watched her throw the pills out and took her to a meeting, but then she came back and got them out of the trash and took them all until the bottle was empty. Julie tells Jennifer that they all love her very much and she can’t presume the pain she has been going through, but she knows there is nothing more tragic than a parent losing a child. Julie knows Jennifer has been struggling to get through the day, but reminds her that her life is important too. Julie adds that with Abigail gone, Jennifer is the most important woman in her grandchildren’s lives so they are going to need her for a long time. Julie then hugs Jennifer as she cries.
Rafe asks Gwen if she’s sure she is ready. Gwen says her head is finally starting to clear. Jack enters the room, relieved to see that Gwen is alright. Gwen thanks him for coming. Jack asks her what happened. Rafe says they were just getting to that and asks if Gwen remembers anything about tonight. Gwen recalls walking to the car park at the police station when a car came speeding towards her. Gwen says it didn’t swerve and happened so fast. Jack asks if she thinks it was deliberate. Gwen supposes it was possible. Rafe asks if she saw the driver.
Julie suggests Jennifer get some sleep. Jennifer apologizes for worrying her and Jack as she can’t believe she went driving in that condition which isn’t her. Jennifer calls it all such a blur. Julie is glad she’s back home, safe and sound. Julie remarks that Jennifer is very lucky that she didn’t hurt herself or anyone else. Julie then takes Jennifer upstairs.
Gwen says she didn’t see the driver as the headlights blinded her. Gwen questions who would do something like this and then just drive off, right outside of a police station. Jack flashes back to Jennifer saying she drove to the police station.
Shawn sits with Clyde and informs him that Chad told him that Abigail wasn’t Clyde’s intended victim and that he intended to kill his wife. Clyde responds that he has the right to remain silent. Shawn warns Clyde that he will never rest until Clyde is back in prison and this time, he’s never getting out.
Belle informs EJ and Chad that Melinda is gone for the day, but she will speak to her on their behalf tomorrow morning. Chad asks if she spoke to Shawn. Belle confirms that she has and that Clyde is going to live. EJ points out that Clyde will be shipped off to prison for the rest of his life. Belle hopes knowing the truth can give Chad some peace of mind. Chad responds that Abigail finally gets some justice which she would want, especially for her kids and all of them. EJ hugs Chad as he cries.