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Can you believe it? We’re on our honeymoon and in Iceland. Although it’s, um, it’s not very icy. It’s actually quite green. Yeah, it’s incredible.

Okay, I’ve got two things planned for us today. First thing is we are going to go on a hike in the Eldron Lava Fields. And then after that… A soak in the hot springs. Uh, hopefully we don’t mix those two up. Yeah, that would be quite problematic, wouldn’t it? Um, right, so anyway, it’s um, now quite high tourist season, so we best get a move on.

The concierge has gotten us tickets, but I think it’s best to just get ahead of the crowds.

Dmitri? Why don’t you look? All that excited. Is something wrong?

You got me a plane ticket to Iceland? Keep scrolling. Your hotel reservation’s in there too. Oh, my darling. Is there something else that you’d prefer to do today?

Good morning, Nate. Oh, hey. Ah, so you’re binging more episodes of Body and Soul, huh? Fun studying up. This episode was… Interrupted by one of my press conferences when I was mayor. Oh, so you’re trying to ease back into the swing of things, huh? I’m not easing back in. I’m jumping into the deep end. Getting ready for my, my first press conference.

Back as mayor of Salem.

Oh, I know you’re worried about your bakery closing, Janelle, but your mama’s gonna set things right. Mama, I appreciate whatever it is that you’re planning, but I actually wasn’t thinking about that right now. Oh? Well, what’s on your mind? I saw Talia last night. And? She told me she has feelings for me.

Yeah, that’s great. Um, I’m actually in a bit of a rush this morning, so… Right, okay. Uh, talk soon then. Johnny! Hey. Talia. I’m really glad that I ran into you. Awesome. Well, I am actually in a bit of a rush this morning, so, uh… Oh, yeah. I heard you just say that on the phone. Um, but this won’t take long. I really need to talk to you.

About Chanel. What about Chanel?

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Tell you what about Chanel.

I don’t think that we have to put a label on it, but I do think that if you have romantic feelings for Chanel, you need to acknowledge that. Be honest with yourself. I

have romantic feelings for Chanel. The last time, um, you saw me, you expressed your concern about me hurting Chanel. And I just want to let you know that I’m not going to do that.

And, uh, these feelings that Taya has for you… You’re sure they’re not the pretend kind that she had for you before? Mama, please, let’s not start this right now. You know, you can’t blame me for wondering. I mean, look at that girl. What did she put you through? I know what she put me through, Mama, but Talia says that her feelings are real this time.

And she said that even though her intentions before were to get close to me so that she could… Break my heart that she actually did start to feel something and that’s why she did what she did to stop calling from hurting us. Mama, you’re not saying anything. Well, now I’m very protective of you and okay, if I’m being honest.

I would rather see you involved with someone who hasn’t hurt you the way she has. I mean, look what she’s put you through, like I said. But, you know, you know what? Okay, now that I think about it, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. What do you mean? Well, you said that Talia was interested in you romantically.

And, well, we started talking about it yesterday and, well… You never did really tell me how you feel about her.

And pause it. Well, uh, we finally got him situated at our place. I think he finally started to relax. I felt like I was really making some progress with him, but… But? But what? But that relaxation is over. He has decided to go back to being the mayor of Salem, and I tell you, I don’t think he’s ready.

So you called a press conference? Why isn’t the press banging down my door for a statement? Well, I didn’t call it. Deputy Mayor Clint Rawlins did, and I’m going to crash it. And announce his demotion and my triumphant return.

Sweetie, I don’t care what we do. As long as we do it together. I feel the same.

You know what? We don’t need to go to the lava fields. We could just stay here and see if we can make something else erupt. Well that is an enticing suggestion. But, uh, we are here.

In Iceland, we should probably go check out the sights, right? Enjoy all the wonderful things this beautiful city of Reykjavik has to offer. Yeah, okay. Yeah, I suppose. Mm hmm. So why don’t you head down and check in with the concierge? You can get those tickets, and I’ll put myself together and meet you in the lobby.

Okay, yeah. Fine. Plus, we do have tonight, don’t we? We could always give that bed a good workout. Indeed we do. Right, well I will see you in a bit I

guess Leo had another attack of conscience. I forgot your key, sweetie.

Look, I know that I’ve hurt her in the past. Pretty recent past, I tell ya. Yes, okay. Look, I just want her to be happy.

I can’t even believe I’m about to say this, but I think I might still have feelings for Chanel. What kind of feelings? I don’t know. Romantic feelings, maybe? Well, okay. That’s one thing we have in common. Johnny, I know you care about Chanel. Like, a lot. So this probably means me and you are probably never gonna be friends.

Seeing, you know, what I, um… Anyways… I just hope moving forward that we can at least be civil with one another. So, um, here. Take it. It’s a gesture toward future civility. And it’s just how you like it. You remember? Yeah, from when we used to come into the bakery. And it’s how I like it too.

Okay. To start. Thank you.

I’m not really sure how I feel about Talia. It’s complicated. Uh, I mean, it’s like I said before, like, I think that I can get past what she did to me and that she and I could be friends. Just friends? Well, when Talia told me how she felt. My heart, it did skip a beat, but, but my head is nowhere near ready to trust her again.

Well, you know, you just need to take the time, Chanel. That girl has put you through a lot, like I said. Though it’s completely understandable that you’re not willing to rush into anything. Thanks, Mama. I’m so glad we can talk like this. Oh, always, baby girl. And how about you? I know it was really hard for you, Abe moving out, at least for a while.

Oh, it was, and it still is. Oh, but I just have to wait. I just have to be patient. And I’m trying. Oh. I’m trying. I know, I know you are. Mama, and, and trust me, Ava’s gonna come around and, and when he does, when he, when he remembers who you are, I, I just wanna be there to see the look on his face. Well, that moment can’t come soon enough.

Look, I understand Abe wanted to get back to work, especially if it means that he can help Chanel with a bakery. But the job of mayor whew. That comes with a lot of pressure. Yeah. And on top of all that, uh, uh, there’s the press. Exactly. I mean, this whole story with Whitley King is huge. And the press have just been clamoring to get a glimpse of Abe.

And I just feel like if he jumps into the spotlight too soon, he’s gonna get burned.

I don’t remember The particulars of our friendship. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I, I don’t believe it entails seeking your permission for every decision I’ve made in life. You’re not wrong, my friend. And Abe Carver always was his own man. And that’s obviously still the case. But buddy, Kayla and I have been talking about your intentions to go back to work.

And respectfully, we both think it’s a bit too soon. I mean, a week ago, you didn’t know your wife’s name. And let me tell you something, the press is not going to have the kindness or the patience to allow you to flip through those flashcards you’ve been studying before answering their questions.

I hate to say this, man,

but… What? Well, go ahead. Go ahead, say it. I think you’re going to crash and burn. They’ll rip you apart. And I bet they’ll have no qualms about cutting into today’s episode of body and soul to make sure everyone sees it.

Get in here before someone

sees you. I thought you I almost didn’t. You booked me on a connecting flight. You should know by now, Leo Stark only does non stops. Oh, my sincerest apologies. Now what the hell are you wearing? This is my snow jacket. It’s Iceland honey, though I haven’t seen a single cube of ice since my last gin and tonic on the plane the second plane It’s August.

Yo, I knew that. I also knew that it was speedo season You know, it’s hard for me to say what I missed most about you your idiosyncratic wit

It’s not hard for me to say what I miss most ah check that it is hard

Now, as much as I would love to continue our favorite subject, you really cannot stay. What? Why not? You don’t have to worry about our little Gwenny. I was lurking in the hall. I saw her take off. She looked like she was dressed to go climb Mount Everest. Mount Everest is in Nepal, and Gwen was just headed down to the lobby.

She really could be back any second now. You have to

Dimitri, are you just talking to someone

like. Could have sworn I heard voices in the hall.

Oh yeah, well, uh, I was on my phone. Uh, Ian Konu? Gesundheit. No, uh, Ian Konu is wife in Icelandic. I was playing it on the app. Wow, I am impressed. Thank you. While you were away, I was brushing up on my Icelandic. I want to be able to properly introduce you to the locals. Make sure that everyone knows that I am a happy newlywed.

And that you are taken. Gosh. That is just so very sweet of you, Dimitri. How do you say husband in Icelandic? If we run into any hot, young Icelanders, I want to tell them very emphatically that you are mine. Well, let’s see. Um, hmm. Uh, I can, um, uh, I can mail… God, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? How about I just let you do all the Icelandic talking?

Okay. So, are you ready to go? Actually, I am so sorry, darling, but, um, I’m afraid I had some of that Icelandic… yogurt, and, well, I don’t know how to say this delicately, but, um, I’m Oh. Oh, dear. Is your tummy bothering you? Mm hmm. Oh, gosh. Well, yes, you are a bit flush, aren’t you? You weren’t this hot and warm when I left to go to the lobby, am I?

That’s what has come on quite suddenly. But I would hate for you to miss the lava fields. You’ve been waiting so long to see them. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. So you go. I’ll sit this one out and spend some time in bed, and hopefully I’ll feel a little better and join you for the hot springs later.

No way! No, I am your wife, your devoted wife, and I am going to nurse you back to health. I mean… For heaven’s sake, Dimitri, darling, we are on our honeymoon. And there’s nowhere else I would rather be

than with you and my husband.

Hi, Steve. Hey, Paulina. Ah, there he is. Ah. Ready to go, Abraham? Paulina. Hmm? Abe’s having second thoughts about this. Oh? Abraham, are you? I am not. Having second thoughts, please. Allow me to speak for myself. Remember what we talked about? Yes. I remember, but I didn’t change my mind. You’re not ready for the same.

Since when are you the arbiter of what I am or am not ready for? He’s a grown man, Steve. And I think that we need to respect that Abraham is capable of making his own decisions. And that that is the best way to help him start to become the man that he was. And the man that he will be again. Amen. Okay, so I’ll just help you into your chair and we can go.

Uh, no. As mayor, I need to be a man who stands on his own two feet.

Alright. Here we go. You alright? Oh,

well, now shall we go and kick Clint Rawlings to the curb? Yes, I’ll be right by your side. Good luck, buddy. Thank you.

I’m sorry we got interrupted the other day. Do you have, uh, time to… Finish our talk right now? I do. Come sit down. Okay. Fantastic.

I’m assuming… Did you want to talk about your feelings for Chanel? Have you had any chance to clarify those feelings? I have. Yeah. And I am now 100% sure that I have feelings for her, and I want her back in my life. As more than just a friend. I see. What I’m not. What I’m not sure about is what I should do about these feelings, you know, whether or not I should even act on them.

Is this a bad time? I was just about to go for a run. Clear my head. I mean, you can go do that. I can come back another time, it’s no big deal. No, no, no, it’s fine. Come in. I’m not in any rush.

So, uh, what’s going on?

It’s about what I said yesterday. Um, about me having feelings for you. I take it back.

And so, I knew I had feelings for Chanel. I just didn’t realize how deep they were until I heard she was thinking about becoming friends with Talia again. I see. I don’t know, it’s like, I just, I feel like I want to protect her. You know, and maybe that’s just me trying to play knight in Shining Armor, like in some black and white movie, trying to be the bogey to her B’Kal.

And maybe that’s just because I,

I don’t know, because I, I, lately I’ve been Chanel’s go to. You know, whenever she needs a shoulder to cry on. And that’s been nice. Makes me feel… Important. But more than that, you know,

When Chanel and I were married in Italy, That was real. And then it all just… Ended so abruptly and horribly. I know.

But Grandma, before it did, it was amazing. You know, the way that Chanel and I looked at each other at San Carlo, the Four Fountains, that was like we just, we, we, we walked right into a movie. You know, but it also felt real. More real than any moment I’ve ever had in my life.

Have you told Chanel about that?

No. No, I haven’t. Why not?

You take it back. So, you don’t have feelings for me?

Look, I, I shouldn’t have put you on the spot like that. It wasn’t fair. My feelings for you are, um, are my problem, not yours. And, um, I really don’t want to ruin any chance of us having a real friendship. So please, just forget that I said anything and act like I never said anything. Please.

Well, what if I don’t want to forget it?

Okay, my darling, what can I get you? Would you like some, um, crackers or, or club soda? Please, Gwen, I don’t want you to worry about me. Just go off and enjoy yourself, and then you can come back and nurse me right back to health. No, Demetri, I said I’m not going to leave your side. But I want you to. Honestly, it would only make it worse for you to be here, okay?

Hovering over me when I know you could be out there enjoying Iceland. I really want you to do that. I mean it Gwen, I mean it Gwen, please, please. It would, it would lift my spirits to know that at least one of us was out there taking advantage of being in this beautiful country. Are you

sure? Oh, I’m sure. But, uh, you should be alright here, all alone. Yes, of course I will. Like I said, I’ll be happy knowing that you are off having fun. Right, well, since you’ve, um… Obviously not giving me a choice. Then, um, I suppose I’ll just see you later then. Yes. Can’t wait. Yeah.

Have fun.

Bye bye.

God, I thought I was going to be stuck in there forever. So, how do you say, take me, you glacier of a man, and ravish me in this bed? Nice, Lampic. Hmm. I’m not sure there’s a good translation for that. So I guess I’ll just have to show you. Ahem.

Thank you all so much for coming. As you know, I’m Acting Mayor Clint Rawlings, and I’ve called you all here to announce my plans for the rest of my administration’s term. That won’t be necessary, Deputy Mayor Rawlings.

The man came to make a speech, and now he’s speechless. Abe Carver, ladies and gentlemen. It’s good to see you out of bed and back on your feet. I appreciate you showing up to support me, but shouldn’t you be resting, Abe? I know you’ve been through a lot and still have a long recovery ahead of you. I know you’d prefer for me to stay in bed.

But that’s over. And as we all are eager to hear what might be your agenda, I have an announcement to make. As of this moment, I am returning to my full duties as mayor of Salem. And my first official act will be to reopen my stepdaughter’s bakery.

I don’t know, I guess the reason I haven’t told Chanel how I feel yet is because I just, I, I, I… I don’t know if it’s the right time right now for that. And why is that? Grandma, she’s been through so much already. And now she’s dealing with the bakery being closed again. Not to mention I just made a pretty serious play for Wendy Shen.

And lost. I might not look very good if I just move on to someone else so quickly, you know? And then there’s my sister. I just went to New Zealand to visit her and things were great between us. But she and I were, you know, at each other’s throats for quite a while over Chanel. And even though she’s moved on and happy with someone else, I just, I don’t, I don’t know if I want to put Chanel between the two of us again.

Well, it sounds to me like you’re concerned about other people having feelings, having thoughts about it. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is how you feel about it, how you think about it. Like it’s, it’s always, always a risk to open up to somebody about your feelings, expose yourself and. Never being sure if they feel the same way about you.

But I can tell you, it is worth the risk.

And you are a courageous young man. I know you can handle whatever happens. Yeah,

you’re, you’re pretty good at this. Then give me a rave review. I will. Thank you. I’m gonna tell her how I feel. Yeah. Good. Let me know what happens. I will.

Like, you don’t have to say that, you know. Just to be nice. That’s not why I’m saying it.

So that means there’s a chance? Look, you caught me really off guard with all of this. But, I would be lying to you, and to myself, if I said that I didn’t feel something for you too. I mean when, when we kissed and we almost slept together, I really wanted to be with you.

I was just confused. Cause, you know, that’s what I want to do, you know, to just shout the whole world and be with you. Yeah, well, um, the whole world doesn’t really do a good job of staying.

Shut out. No. It doesn’t. Slum. What Your stepdaughter poisoned half this town. And that was not her doing, my baby girl, was a victim of a crime. And you, you abused the power of this town’s bureaucracy to carry out a personal vendetta. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. You weren’t wrong. But I don’t want to answer this out in public.

I only have one thing to say. Mr. Rawlings. I want your resignation on my desk by the end of this day. With all due respect, sir, it would be a dereliction of my duty to the citizens of Fair Salem. I cannot, in good conscience, let a man without the benefit of his full faculties take this office. I am more than capable of executing the duties of mayor of this town.

I’m sorry, Mr. Carver. But your judgment before your very painful and debilitating brain injury was questionable at best. Perhaps you don’t remember. So allow me to enlighten you. You appointed Commissioner Ray Fernandez, a man who admitted to having a sexually inappropriate relationship with one of his subordinates, an act which opened our city up to significant legal exposure.

You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Both of you.


What’s wrong? I tried, sweetness. I did everything I could to keep Abe from making a big mistake. Mr. Rawlings, you’re telling me I should be ashamed of my daughter? Hmm. Paulina Price Carver has always put her own interests over the well being of the people of Salem. Dating back to her arrival in our fair city.

Upon which, she concocted a scheme to raise this very historic square we are all standing in. And now… In an effort to give favor to her daughter, she has turned a blind eye to said daughter’s negligence in creating a public health hazard and dragged her poor husband from his sickbed to advance her own agenda.

Ooh, you son of a How dare you.

I am not sick. I have fully recovered from my attack. Is that so? Then you won’t mind taking a few questions from the press. Mr. Carver, has your memory returned? Do you really think that you’re fit for office? How do you respond to the accusations about the attempts to reopen Sweet Bits Bakery?

I think that we just melted whatever ice was left in Iceland. Hell no! Now they’ll just have to call it land from now on. Or they could call it water land. You could be my Kevin Costner. Oh, this is perfect. Here we are. Together. On your honeymoon. With my best friend. Okay, I think I feel some of that ice coming back.

Damn it! Dimitri! On the way here, I kept telling myself, at the airport, on the plane, the second airport, the second plane, the third plane, the cab, the lobby, the hallway, on my way up here, I just kept saying, Leo, you cannot do this! You can’t do it to yourself! You can’t do it to Gwenny! I’m gonna open the door.

And there you are. And here we are. But I cannot go on like this. I can’t.

I checked. There is a flight, a direct flight, a cargo plane, so I will be in the cold, cold cargo hold with whatever it is they export from this place. Sugar cubes? I don’t know. So, it’s a good thing I have my parka.

What was that for? To shut you up. Well, it’s gonna take a lot more than that to shut me up.

I don’t know what happens next, but whatever it is, we need to take it slow. Yeah, no, I totally agree.

I should go.

Um, maybe we should hang out sometime.

There’s a free concert at the park tonight. Japanese takeout jobs. Yeah, it’d be kinda cool. Yeah. You wanna go? Um, I’d love to. So I guess this is a date? Yes. It’s a date. Neither are…

ferments? Perfect.

Mayor Carver, can you tell us who you plan to appoint as your new deputy if Clint Rollins honors your request to resign? Well, uh, I, I, I’m not sure as of yet. Can you give some names of candidates? Well, I, I, I’m afraid that I, I’m afraid he doesn’t know the name of any of the people who work in his administration.

Is that true? Can you tell us if you plan to uphold the temporary appointment of Sean Brady as police commissioner or are there other candidates from inside the department you might consider? Well, I, I, I’ll have to get back to you on that once I’ve had a chance to review. Has there been any improvement at all in your long term memory?

I am perfectly, mentally, and physically capable of performing this job as mayor of this town. Um, Mr. Carver, uh, can you name all the members of the city council? Or any of the members of the city council? Not one? Anybody, Mr. Carver? Um, how about the aldermen or other commissioners? How about your own daughter?

I hope Abe isn’t being barraged by questions right now. I don’t know how he can handle it. Well, you know what, maybe he changed his mind and he backed out. Hey. Hey. Hi. Abe went through with it. Yeah. Yeah. I was just, uh, checking on social media. Well, what did they say? Mayor Abe Carver made his first public appearance today, and his return to the spotlight is turning out to be something he wishes he could forget.

What’s your hurry? Granted, your heart’s set on these lava fields, the biggest in the world. She’ll be gone for hours. And then you can hide in your room and she’ll never know. Dimitri, don’t make this any harder, okay? Well, at least kiss me goodbye.

If I kiss you again, I’m not going to leave. Okay, fine, fine. At least tell me I’ll see you later.

Fine. You’ll see me later.

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