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You don’t move from this five hours, please tell me at least got lunch. Not yet. I need this report to be flawless. Stefan DiMera isn’t happy. Mm-hmm. Trask has made it very clear that she wants Eric Andre to go. And I don’t want her rightness harder than she already has. So I am crossing my T’s and dotting my eyes.

All right. Well, I appreciate your dedication, detective Hunter, but you need to eat Well. I didn’t see you duck out for lunch either. You wanna come with, yeah, I don’t think that’s such a good idea.

So how is this for a hot scoop? Roman Brady has been talking to his dead wife’s urn and he claims that it talks back to him. I mean, , obviously, poor chaps going mental, right? Yeah. Obviously.

What’s the matter with you? Why are you so Moy?

It’s about Sarah, isn’t it?

You don’t have to worry Ms. Price. We’re all over it. Now. I, I understand that Sloan Peterson had your assets frozen, but we’re gonna be able to spin that to your advantage. We’re gonna push the narrative that, um, that you know, she’s angry and desperate and persecuting you because of some twisted desire for.

Of course. Yeah, we’ll notify you as as soon as the press press done.

Chadwick just the person I wanted to see. I’m working Leo, so am I. What for the garbage column that you write. It’s not garbage. It’s gossip. As you well know, the spectator has very high journalistic standards, so every word I write must be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So help me, Chris Hemsworth.

So does SJ p r have a.

About what Sloan Peterson situation. No, the Alex Keka situation.

Press release is ready for your approval Mr. Jaki. Oh, well thank you. But Mr. Kikis is my dad. I thought it’d be best to keep things professional at the office.

Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret now that I’m c e o. We don’t have to keep it professional. In fact, we could have sex on my desk, right? Seriously,

say something dirty to me.

What are you doing in my chair? What?

I said, what are you doing in my chair?

Like sand through the hourglass. So are the days of our lives.

Thank you for waiting. Yeah, no problem. All right. Here is the job application. Just, uh, fill it out and I’ll take it from there. Cool. So has anyone else applied or you’re actually the first and I am so glad that you showed up when you did because we are desperate for another set of hands. Wow. Sweet. This must be doing really well then.

It is. And. Uh, my most valuable employee just left me in the lurch. What happened? Well, she wasn’t just my employee, she was also my girlfriend and, uh, we broke up. Sorry to hear that. I’ve been there and it sucks. So on top of dealing with a heartbreak, I am also getting slammed out Burke. And that’s exactly why my mama used to say, don’t get your honey where you get your money.

Your mom’s right. . Yeah. I’m mixing business. And pleasure is always a risk day about your one true love. Were you,

are you thinking about Sarah? No, no. I was, um, I was thinking about her mother actually. Maggie, why? Oh, Michael Uncle just made her the new CEO of Titan Industries yesterday, and by the time the word got out, we’d already put the paper to bed. Oh well, Oh well come on. When This’s big news should have been on the front page.

Yeah, the business section. Perhaps with the arrest of Brady and Eric for kidnapping the COCE O of Damara Enterprises. Well, clearly that is the winner here and the Brothers Grim was an inspired headline. If I do say so myself, that’s pretty clever. Yeah. Under Sure. Fire Away to Sell more papers. Have we sold more paper?

Dunno yet. But um, I’m sure it’s gonna be an improvement. Still wish we had the Tyson story, and I wish you’d start focusing on what’s in front of you instead of the one who got away.

Sorry, it’s a force of habit. Here you are. Have a habit of sitting in the CEO’s chair. Well, Sonny, never minded sharing his desk. Well, I. Okay. Got it. Alex, are you gonna have a problem reporting to me? No. No, auntie Not at all. This is what Uncle Vic wants, so I will do my best for Titan in a supporting role.

Well, I know that you were very disappointed that he didn’t give you the. No, really auntie. It’s cool. Lately I’ve had to get used to a lot of things. I don’t really like

what Alex Curios situation. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Oh, come on now. Chadwick, don’t play dumb with me. Alex works for Titan. You work for Titan’s PR company. What’s the skinny behind the musical chair situation? In the executive suite, there are no musical. Victor Carus found the ideal CEO O candidate, Maggie Carus, and the board is convinced that should be the perfect fit.

I’m not interested in lines from the press release. I wanna know what happened behind the scenes, the backstabbing, the double crossing, the betrayal. Sorry to disappoint your vast readership, but there was none of that. Oh, really? I heard Alex was a shoeing for the job, and then Victor did a 180 at the last minute and chose Maggie instead.

Something must have prompt.

Okay. You want the real skinny? Yeah, I want the real skinny. It was you. What? Yep. You reached out to Vic for comment about Alex’s extracurricular activities with Alex Chanel. So we reconsider, are you saying Victor passed over Alex because he’s a man whore? I didn’t use that term, but Sure. Ah, what’s, uh, what’s going.

Wanna answer me?

Okay. Looks pretty straightforward. Do you want any references? Yes, please. There is a space for that. Right on the bottom, you put their phone numbers and then you can circle one of the two hour timeframes in which you want me to call them. It eliminates phone tag. Ooh, that’s smart. . Oh, believe me, I haven’t always been this organized, but time management is crucial to run a successful bakery.

Mm-hmm. , uh, especially when you have to get up at the Graco Dawn every day. See you mean, and tell me you’re not pulling all items at the club. That will be a no. . . But anyway, I really do need to hire someone. So if you could just fill that out and then get it back to me as soon as possible. Yeah, will do. Oh, and by the way, I am.

Talia. Um, I’ll be back soon.

I don’t get it. Why wouldn’t it be a good idea for us to grab lunch? Didn’t you read Abe’s email? His office sent out a new policy on inter-office relationships, and we’re not supposed to be fraternizing. , but how’s that Fraternizing partners have lunch together in the job all the time. Yeah. Well, that’s the thing.

I’m not, I’m not, we’re not partners. I’m your boss. So come on, Ray. I mean, we had burgers at the Brady Pub on Valentine’s Day. You didn’t seem to have a problem with it. I mean, it’s, it’s not like it was a date.

Wait, did you think it was

anyone going to answer me? Well, I was just asking Chad for a comment on the shake up at Titan, but since you are the brains at SJ p r, perhaps you’d like to do the honors. Certainly, after an exhaustive search, Victor Kakkis has found the ideal c e o candidate in Maggie Kakkis. The board is every confidence she’ll be the perfect fit, not you too.

Excuse me. Chad already gave me the party line. I want your comment on the real story. That’s what I just did. Exhaustive. I don’t think so. Victor was going to choose Alex and then changed his mind at the last minute. According to Chad, it’s at least partly because he was a, uh, whatever Mr. Damer told you was strictly off the record.

Why is there more to the story? You were dating Alex Kiki exclusively, and then your relationship suddenly fell apart. Is that part of the reason why Victor chose not to name him c e o? We’re done. Was Alex having threesomes behind your back? Did he cheat on you with the bisexual baker? Honey, did he dump you because you couldn’t satisfy him in certain aspects of sleep enough?

It has nothing to do with her. They broke up cuz Alex shut off her phone. What? They were on a date. Alex didn’t want to be interrupted, so he shut off her phone. She didn’t get the sick. Goodbye to her dying mom there.

All these emails. Well, we’ve been in meetings all day. Right, right. Uh, just getting to know the different departments on Maggie, do you need a little help with the lay of the land? Um, oh, I got it. Thanks. Okay. It’s just that last night called me a right hand man. You said that you’d be counting on me to help bring you up to speed on some things.

Well, the meeting and the meetings, they, they took care. . Okay. Okay. Okay. So what are you tackling first? Um hmm. Well, I’d like to find ways to make Titan run more efficiently. Decide where we, the wisest for us to vest moving forward. Huh? There was one area that stood out to me in particular publishing. Oh, well, as soon as Sonny put me in charge of that department, my first order of business was to make Bella Magazine the flag.

The potential is huge. So we’ve been increasing the profile for the business, strengthening the brand. In fact, I just turned in the latest advertising budget for approval. Yes, I saw that. But you won’t be needing my approval. I’m shutting down the magazine,

but this publication has a very bright future and I just. Wish that you’d stopped second guessing. And of course, you, you’re, you’re absolutely right. I’m sorry. I mean, we couldn’t have wished for a better lead story on day one than Brady and Eric’s arrest. It’s just after everything we did to get this paper, I just really wanted to be a success.

Well, I can’t fault you for that. Can I partner? Oh. That’s Skylar with the numbers. Sky. Talk to me. Really? You course. Want a damn press release. Thanks. So our numbers are up 20% since last week. And not just new sales stands, I mean online traffic as well. Our subscriptions are through the room and we’ve even outsold the intruder.

Oh my God, that’s incredible.

That is not what I was expecting to hear. Tell me more, please. How did you feel when you realized you’d never get to speak to your mother again? Leo, don’t do that. Can you explain what was going through your mind when you walked into her hospital room and realized? The wft of life. Okay. If you don’t get out of here right now, I’m gonna take this phone and shove it so far, okay?

Okay. But I feel like I was asking very tactfully, just go, I’m going and I am very sorry about your mother. Get out.

What the hell is wrong with you?

Wait, did you just say you were shutting down Bella? Well, actually I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. The magazine has been struggling for some time. Yeah, I’ve been working to get it back on track. Alex, I’m sorry, but the numbers are The numbers by shuttering Bella Titan can take a ride off . I got it.

Auntie, can you please just gimme a little bit more time to show you what I can do? I’m afraid the decision’s been made. What about the staff? What are you, are you just gonna let ’em all go without any warning? We’ll offer a generous severance package. A severance package. And what about Uncle Vic? Bella was named after his daughter.

Do you really think he’s gonna sign off on this? He doesn’t have to. Fitzer isn’t the c e o of this company. I am

sorry. Sorry. I just, um, I got really excited about the numbers as well.

Skyler has told me we are up 20% from last week. Isn’t that amazing? So between lady whistleblowers, skating wit, you are awe inspiring work ethic. We give the British tabs a run for their money, right? Governor? Oh, I’ll be back. Where are you going? Don’t you wanna break out the SHS and celebrate? I can’t just sit around here congratulating each other.

If we’re gonna keep these numbers up, it’s gonna require work and stories that actually matter. I’m gonna see if Maggie will talk to me about. Take you over at tire.

What’s her problem?

Hi mama. I hope you didn’t come by for a bear claw because we are all out. Oh, no. No, honey. I didn’t come by for that. Actually. I came to talk to you. Okay. What’s. I just had a meeting with Bell Brady from here on out, she is going to be our attorney, our only attorney. I fired the rest of my team. Why? What happened?

Because they got their behinds handed to them by Sloane Peterson. What happened? Oh honey, on nothing good. You see, all of my assets have been frozen and so have yours.

I didn’t think it was a date, our dinner on Valentine’s Day. No, not at all. No, I just, um, I’m not at the time anyway. What do you mean? Not at the time. All right. You know what, Jada, as much as I, I enjoyed our evening, I just, I think it’s best that we don’t do it again and. I hope you’re not offended by that.

Offended. No. If that’s what you want. Yeah, that’s what I think it’s, yes. I think that that’s best to not socialize outside of work. Yeah, yeah. Right. I just, um, I don’t want there to be any confusion, infusion confusion, so that I don’t think. Hmm. That you’re interested in me in a way that you’re not. Yeah.

Right. I’m, yeah. Even though that’s, uh, not exactly the case. Ray, are you seeing it? Are you interested in me?

I am sorry, what was the question? Well, you said you didn’t want any confusion. No. You didn’t want me to get the wrong idea. Didn’t want you thinking that you were interested in me. Huh? But then you said that wasn’t the case. No. Right. Did say that. Didn’t I? Brief? Listen, aside from being my boss, you’re my friend.

I’m a good friend, so you can tell me honestly. Do you wanna be in one friends?

There she is. Talia. Oh my God. Oh my God. Honey, it’s so good to see you. I know you too. Okay. I’m guessing you two know each other very well. Brave. I’d like you to meet my sister, Talia Hunter. Wow. Are you saying I can’t access any of my money? You can access some of your money. Just not much. This is insane.

How am I supposed to run a business? Well, it’s only temporary. Baby bail is going to file a motion and get it undone. Okay. When? Well, hopefully soon. Hopefully. Hopefully. Okay. What am I supposed to do in the meantime? Well, we’ll just have to tighten our purse strings. The courts are going to be watching us very closely, looking out for any unnecessary expenditures.

Like what? Well, for starters, You can take down that sign.

It’s all about the bottom line. I get it. I didn’t mean to sound cavalier. I mean of, of course Victor wants to honor his daughter’s memory, but he also wants Titan to thrive for generations to come. Amber, Bella. That was my baby. What am I supposed to do now? Oh, don’t worry, you know? Ah, I’ll find a place for you where I hear congratulations are in order.

Oh my goodness, . Well, thank you. I can’t think of a more perfect choice for the new ceo. Don’t you agree? Go get a coffee.

What’s her problem? Oh, sorry. I’ve been hanging around too much with, uh, Leo Stark. I, me to rephrase. Is Alex upset that Victor passed him over for the job? Oh, I think it’s fair to say that he’s upset. God knows I’ve been there. Yeah. Speaking of jobs, I understand. Congratulations are in order for you as well.

Although, I have to admit, I was a bit surprised that Jack and Jennifer. Uh, hand it over the spectator to you and Gwen. Oh, clearly they thought we had potential and they were right. Our first issue was a huge success. Hmm. Good for you. I was just telling Gwen actually that, uh, if you wanna keep this momentum going, we need to keep delivering big for our readers.

And I can’t think of anything bigger than an exclusive interview with Titan Industry’s brand new ceo.

So that’s why you’re here. It’s . So come on Maggie. When you grant me the interview, are you gonna write me off the way your daughter did?

So you just planted one on the guy? Gosh, it was Unpremeditated, I swear. I just. I sort of just attacked him like I was a dog in heat. Oh, I would’ve loved to have seen that. It’s not funny. Mattie. Relax. Sugar Plum. You and Zandy hit a homer a few weeks ago, so you got to first base just now, what’s the big deal?

Q and all those bloody baseball metaphors for God’s sake. And actually it wasn’t a big deal to him, which is why it’s such a big deal to. English, please. Look, when I walked in here before the kiss, he was sitting over there looking so utterly miserable. Did he say why? Well, he says it’s because we lost the Titan story, but it’s obvious that it’s because he was pining over Sarah,

why the hell would you do that, Chad? Why would you tell Leo anything about my mom? I’m, I’m, I’m sorry. All right. He just, he was coming after you with all the stuff about the breakup with Alex and I just, uh, I thought, thought what? You could save me. I’m sorry. It was an accident. I just, it was a, a, a blurt, uh, a blurted.

Was it also a blurt when you confirmed that Alex is a man whore. Okay. Last night you said that you were pissed off about that too. Yeah, I did, but I didn’t share that opinion with the media. You do realize that we work for Titan, that it’s our job to protect them. Yeah, but I, but then why would you shoot your mouth off to a freaking gossip columnist?

Because I’m an idiot.

I’m sorry. I, I, I, I shouldn’t have said anything. You mentioned Alex, and I just, I reacted emotionally. You can’t do that with a reporter. Ever. I know. I’m sorry. It was a mistake. It was a, it was a huge mistake. I don’t like Alex. You know that. I think he’s a douchebag, but it doesn’t, it doesn’t gimme the right to be a jerk.

So I’m, I’m sorry, but honestly, I’m glad he didn’t get the c e o gave. Is that what this is about? You don’t want me working with Alex? What? No. Okay. So you’re not trying to sabotage my firm’s relationship with our biggest client because you don’t think I can keep things professional with my ex. I didn’t say that.

What it sounds like that’s what you meant, but if you didn’t, you should figure out how to communicate more clearly. Might come in handy since you work in pr.

Oh, sorry, I, I wasn’t paying attention. Me neither. It’s all good. My mind’s been someplace else mostly on the fact that I, uh, didn’t get the c e o job. I’m sure you’ve heard I did. I also feel pretty stupid about bragging the way I did. You must be relieved. You don’t have to worry about reporting to me anymore.

Oh, as I told you, I didn’t foresee any problem with this working together. Yeah, and for what it’s worth, I’m sorry that you didn’t get the job. I know how much you wanted it. Thanks.

Hey, it’s not like Titan doesn’t need you anymore. I mean, with your experience and expertise, I’m sure that Maggie is psyched to have you to rely on. Well, unfortunately you’re wrong. Maggie couldn’t care less about what I think.

It’s no secret that I was not happy the way you treated Sarah, but I do know how much you love. And because I believe in giving people second chances, I’m sorry she didn’t give you one really, really . And now that you’re in a legitimate line of work, I very much wanna see you succeed. So yes, I will give you an interview.

Oh, come on, Zandy can’t still be pining over Sarah. Oh no, why not? He’s still madly in love with her. That is just your paranoia talking, and even if he is still enamored of Miss Snooty pants, honey, it won’t last long. Oh no. What did your crystal balls tell you? That I don’t need my crystal balls to tell me that when a person is out of sight, they are much more quickly out of mind.

Well, I don’t see it that way because although Sarah might be out of Salem, she’s still, she’s still very much in his heart. God, you should have seen his face. When I kissed him. He looked absolutely horrified. Oh, I’m such an idiot. Fear not . Before you know it, the man of your dreams is going to forget about the woman who got away and focus on the beautiful woman in front of him.


Why do I have to take down the sign? Isn’t her? To hire help will cost you money you don’t have right now. Okay, but without Ali Mama, I’m drowning. I’m sorry, baby. You’re just gonna have to bite the bullet. Un until Bell falls us out. Then you can bring on whoever you want. Except I wanted to bring someone on right now because it may be too late by then.

She’s really great and she’ll probably find another job if I don’t bring her on immediately. What? What? What are you talking about? You have somebody in mind. Yeah, I do. And she’s the perfect candidate. Talia, I like you to meet my boss. Commissioner Hernandez. No, no. Please call me Rafe. Wow. I’ve heard a lot about you.

So what are you doing now? What brings you to town? Well, I miss my big sis. You know, it’s been forever, since we had our kickboxing brunch. kickboxing brunch. Yeah. First we box, and then we brunch. Ah. Mm-hmm. . Hey, listen. I wish you would’ve called and let me know you were coming. I mean, I would’ve booked as a class, made some restaurant reservations.

Well, I wanted to surprise you, and I can’t think of a better surprise than a visit from my little sister. Yeah, actually it’s more than a visit. I’m moving to Salem.

Excuse me ladies. So you’re moving here. I thought you were living with someone in New York. Yeah. Um, We broke up. Oh, I’m so sorry. I cried my eyes out for a couple days and then, you know, I decided enough. No more wallowing, you know, time for a fresh start here in Salem. Just like that. You don’t seem too happy about it.

No, no, no. Talia, I, I am, I am. It’s just that this is, this is a big change. I mean, have you, have you really thought this through? I mean, what’s it to think about? I want to get out of New York and be near you. I know, I know. But you need to earn a living. Find a place to live. I figured I’d crash with you. My place is pretty small and I’m sure we’ll figure it out.

What about a drop already on it?

Oh my Lord. , these are delicious. Told you Talia is the perfect candidate for Sweet Pits. Mm mm Well, I can see. Taste. Why you want to snap her up right now? Mm-hmm. like, well, just tell us. You’ll have to be patient, mama. Wow. You look, you run the most successful bakery in town now, and if she wants a job mm-hmm.

I’m sure she’ll understand.

I don’t, I don’t understand. Why would Maggie shut down? For a tax write off. You’re kidding. No, I’m not kidding. And I had big plans for that magazine. Well then don’t give up. Try to change her mind, Steph. I did. Well, not hard enough. Obviously, I didn’t say it would be easy, but it is possible. How do what we do in pr spin a negative into a.

Right now, Maggie sees Bella as a liability. Make her see it as an opportunity. A very lucrative one. Yeah, but like I said, Maggie doesn’t care about my opinion. , she doesn’t care about my goals. She’s the c e o Now she’s got her own goals. So that’s it. Everything you’ve worked so hard for, just goes.

It’s not what I want, Seth, but I, but nothing if you really care that much about Bella, fight for it.

That was terrific. Maggie, thank you so much. Um, I’m sorry but, um, I really don’t have time to give you more, but, uh, please, uh, talk to my assistant and, uh, she will schedule a longer interview. Will do. In the meantime, I’ll type this up and get it over to g. How, um, you know, what are, how are things going with you two?

Are you a couple again? No, I’m, no, I, well, you know, after Sarah and I split up, we did spend some quality time together, very delicately put, look, I’ve been very clear with Quinn that I’m not over Sarah, and I dunno if I ever will be. Maybe now that Sarah’s left hand, that’ll. I just dunno. And in the meantime it’s not fair to Lee G went on, is it?

Mm. No. Get me started. Okay. What she did to my daughter. I have very little sympathy for her, but you know, I do agree. You shouldn’t start a relationship when you still have feelings for someone else. Well, I should get going. Okay. Congrats again. Well, thank you. Of all the people, Victor’s putting that chair over the years.

You are the best choice here. Thanks.

I told Zander the same thing. He should just focus on the present. Well, trust me. As soon as he has that divorce decree in hand, he will have no choice but to accept that his marriage is over, assuming that the papers go through, considering the office twit lost the originals. Right. Did that seem a little suspicious to you?

Suspicious how maybe someone down there is a Zara Fan Z. Did you just give them a couple’s name then? Pretty soon it’s gonna be all about Guder. Gwenda. Oh my God. That’s dreadful. No Gwenda, no. Not good either. Sounds like something you used to mix me. A froze. Why don’t we just keep it at Gwen and Zander soon to be my favorite couple of all time madly in love making beautiful babies together.

You know, maybe it’s time for lady whistleblower to Sasha away down to the clerk’s office and sniff around. See if anybody’s poking their grubby little paw where they don’t belong. Yeah.

Madly in love making gorgeous babies together

shared your optimism.

Did TA leave? Uh, yeah, she went to follow up on a job opportunity. Oh, wow. Impressive. Well, that’s a pretty great surprise though, huh? Finding out your sister’s moving to town. That’s her specialty. Spontaneous decision making, huh? Well, sounds like you have some arrangements to make, so, uh, I’ll let you get to it.

Wait, we didn’t finish our conversation conversation. You and me. Uh, you know what? On on second thought I put you on the spot. That was way too pushy with me. Um, nevermind. Oh, and that’s same. So, uh, I gotta take it. So you need to grab some lunch.

Alright. All righty. All done. References and everything. Uh, Talia, there’s a. There’s something I have to tell you about the job, what

you’re hired. Yes. Yes.

Just sent you the press release for pulling a. Thanks. I’ll take a look.

I’m sorry. No, I’m sorry. I love my, my personal feelings get in the way of me doing my job. My promise you, I won’t, I won’t make that mistake again. I care about this company. I care about you. We have a good thing going, a great thing I think. I don’t wanna screw that up. Me neither.

So did you, um, speak to Maggie? We set up a proper interview for the Weekend magazine. She gave me some quotes we can use in the meantime. Wonderful. So, um, should we, uh, talk about tomorrow’s paper then? I was thinking you could talk about us.


Hey, Uncle Vick, it’s me. I was wondering if we could have a little chat about Bella.

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