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Slow? Sloane? Hey, hey, Sloane. Oh, Eric. You

okay? It looks like you’re, uh, Oh, the worst. I tripped. We lost the baby.

Sloane, I,

uh, it wasn’t a dream. My baby’s gone. What?

Baby’s gone. Oh.

I’m coming, Mother.

Ava, you’ve got no place to go now but prison. Well, better yet, hell. And once I catch up with you, I get to decide.

No, no, what the hell is she doing? Mother!

Help! Oh, dear God. Oh, God, it can’t be. No. What? What can’t be? It’s her. It’s her. She’s right behind you. It’s Susan Banks. She’s come back from the dead.

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

She’s right there. She’s smiling at me. She’s smiling in angry, terrifying grief. Ava, Ava, shh. It’s okay. It’s okay. The woman you’re seeing is not Susan. Please. Please, please leave me alone. Leave me alone, Susan. I didn’t mean for you to die. She must be off her meds. What’s your name? I’m Mitch. Mitch Waters.

Don’t listen to trick us. You shouldn’t be here. You shouldn’t be here, Susan. You don’t belong, so please just leave. Please, for God’s sake, leave me alone!

Alright, there you go. Nice and strong, just the way you like it. Thanks.

I still can’t believe he’s gone. Yeah, me neither. I was beginning to think he’d outlive all of us.

Don’t tell me you’re mourning the old scoundrel. No, I wouldn’t say that exactly. We did have our issues. Take it down a notch, Marlena. I didn’t do anything to your son. In fact, it was Father Eric doing. Kristen didn’t.

We were a team in this. I’ll split it with you. And you would have had nothing against Kristen if I hadn’t given you that flash drive. If I hadn’t thanked you, my apologies. Your apology will begin to cover what you’ve done. You knew what was on that DVD when you gave it to me. And you knew that if I took that in and put it on the screen, it would destroy my son’s life.

I know he caused a lot of chaos and difficulty in Salem, but… He did make the place more interesting. Oh, ho, ho. That he did. And we’re very close to a lot of people who, who truly loved him. Yeah. Victor and Kate share a son. If anybody knows what kind of lifelong bond that creates, it’s you and me. Yes, we do.

How’s Betty holding up? He’s doing alright. It’s a little more complicated because of what’s going on with Kristen and their daughter. Poor guy. Truly poor guy. And Belle said that she and her family are having a bit of a hard time with it, too. Yeah, well, despite his crimes and indiscretions, Victor Kariakis was a big part of everyone’s lives there.

A force to be reckoned with, that’s for sure. To Victor.

To Victor. And those who loved him.

It’s funny how our things come in bunches, isn’t it? I mean, funerals and weddings. I guess you heard that Eric is engaged. Don’t remind me. Yeah, I wasn’t thrilled when he told me that son was pregnant. But that would mean that Eric’s a dad and we’d be grandparents. Regardless of how we feel about her, they’re…

They’re going to get married.

Why? Why? You know, why did this happen to us? I was having a healthy pregnancy. I know, I know. I, I, I don’t know. You know, they’re running tests, right? According to the doctors, I guess sometimes these things happen. Please. Hey guys. Hi, Aunt Kayla. How are you feeling, Sloan? How do you think? My baby is dead.

Sorry. I don’t mean to snap at you. You don’t need to apologize to me. I am, uh, I’m sorry for the loss. Both of you. Thank you. Do we have our test results back? I need to know why this happened. I need to know why I lost my baby.

You’re welcome.


just… Stay there and rest. While I… Or… I need… Admit you… To Stefan’s attempted murder. See ya. Okay,

this should work.

What do you think you’re doing?

Good morning, sleepy Head. I guess I wore you out last night, huh? Why are you looking through my phone? Uh, wait, this is your phone? No wonder I couldn’t find any of my emails. I’m so sorry, I thought it was mine. Well, it isn’t. Well, they were right here on the table next to each other, and you know, if we’re going to be doing these sleepovers, we really should get different cases.

So, can I have it back? Oh. Of course. Where’s my head? Thank you. So, last night was fun, huh? You mean last night and this morning? That too. Yeah, that was definitely a good time. I hope you know I didn’t plan on coming here to sleep with you. Guess I swept you off your feet. I guess you did.

Ugh. You’re kidding. Hmm. Lee, I, uh, I really, really want to, but I, I, I have to get to the courthouse. Oh. Hmm. Isn’t this so much more fun than putting bad guys behind bars? Yeah, it is, but girls gotta earn a living. Ah, excuses, excuses. May I use your shower? Do you need me to join you? No time.

What exactly are you up to, Melinda?

Eric, would you mind keeping Sloane and me a minute alone? No. Yeah, yeah, of course. No, I want him to stay. Are you sure? You’re worried about my privacy. I’m giving you permission now to share everything with him. He was his baby too. Alright. Thank you. So what did the test reveal? Sloan, um, your test results show that you have an autoimmune disorder.

Which is where your body’s immune system mistakenly creates antibodies that attack your healthy tissues. And that can also cause blood clots in your arteries and your veins. Is that why I passed out? Most likely. And we think that that’s probably what caused the miscarriage. But you need to know that there are effective treatments.

And before we go any further, I’m going to go print up some literature that you guys can read, so you can understand more what you’re dealing with. Okay? Okay. Thank you. I’m Kayla. I am so sorry for your loss.

Well, at least we know now why this happened.

I know exactly why this happened. Nothing to do with an autoimmune disorder. What do you mean? What are you, what? I’m being punished. Punished? Eric. Punished for what? Being who I am. For the choices that I’ve made. No, no Sloan. God does not work that way. Oh, like hell he doesn’t. Your precious God took our baby for the decisions that I’ve made.

Oh, hey. Who’s up?

You okay? Um, I’m fine. It’s nothing. Well, it doesn’t look like nothing. Looks like you’ve seen a ghost. It’s because I have, in a manner of speaking. Well, what happened?

It was just a nightmare. Truthfully, it was a, a series of memories. Memories of what? The night Ava Vitale killed my mother.

I know why you’re here, Susan. You came back for revenge, didn’t you? What is she talking about? She’s just a little confused. It’s okay, Ava, you’re safe. How can you say that? She’s standing right there.

I didn’t mean to kill you. Susan, Susan, it was an accident, I swear. And if your son, if your son hadn’t been chasing me, I never would have been forced to drive off the road. Stop looking at me like that. Stop torturing me. Leave me. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It’s okay. Hey, hey. I got her, it’s okay. Mitch, just, just walk away.

She came back. She

came back. She came back for revenge. She came back to punish me. No, no, nobody’s gonna punish you. Nobody’s punishing you. know that I deserve it. Oh my god. Ava. Oh my god. Ava, listen to me. Hey, hey, look at me. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t handle it. I can’t take it, Harris. I can’t, I can’t. Ava. Ava. Hey.

Please, just Look at me.

That woman

is not Susan. It’s not Susan. I can promise you, that woman is not her. Her name is Mitch. Okay, she’s a patient here. It is not, Susan. Go ahead and take a look. It’s, it’s okay. Just go ahead. Oh my god. I’m so sorry.

Don’t be sorry. I’m so, so sorry. Don’t, don’t. Hey. It’s okay. Don’t be sorry. Oh my god. It’s not gonna be okay. How is it gonna ever be okay? I’m still seeing dead people. That means I’m still psychotic. And I’m never gonna get out of here. And I’m never gonna be well again.

I’m not. Oh, you picked me out a tie. How domestic. Yeah. How’d I do? Excellent choice.

So, how long have you been having these nightmares about your mother and Ava? Um, ever since the night she died. Why didn’t you tell me? Well, it’s not every night. It tends to only occur when I’m under duress. Well… Have you talked to anyone about this? No, no, and you don’t need to be Dr. Marlena Evans to get to the root of it.

It’s obvious that my loss is unresolved because I haven’t managed to avenge my mother’s death. Ava Vitarly faked a mental breakdown and managed to get herself shipped off to some cushy mental hospital. Where’s the justice in that? BJ, I, I, I know I am not Ava’s biggest fan, but, I really, I don’t think she’s faking mental illness.

And with my extensive dealings with her, I can attest that that woman is deranged. Hmm. Still and all, she and that mongrel Xander cook her alive and well, while my dear sweet mother was sent to an early grave. And these nightmares will continue to plague me until I make sure those two rotters get what they deserve.


know, here I was. I was feeling so good after my visit with Tripp.

I really thought I was pretty damn bad. I don’t know, maybe it’s just a matter of adjusting the molds. I don’t know. I’m

starting to wonder if anything’s going to help me. No, no, we’re not going to talk like that. Iris.

What if the doctors see what happened today as some kind of major setback? What if they isolate me? And they don’t allow me any visitors? I don’t think they’re gonna do that. I need to see my son. I mean, what if they, they decide that I’m incurable? I’m always gonna be a threat to society. You know,

what if I told you that I know a psychiatrist and you can trust him implicitly? He will not see you as a threat. And definitely not incurable. She’ll do everything she can to help you without judgment.

Who? What, what, what psychiatrist? The best there is. Dr. Marlena Evans.

You have to admit that it would be nice to have a, a grandbaby to spoil again. I do love babies. You do. You are the Baby Whisperer. You always have been. And I miss using those skills since Allie and Henry moved to New Zealand. I bet you do. I

have an idea. Okay. Why don’t we have a baby shower for Sloane right here at the pub? You’re serious? Well, uh, would be for, would be for Eric too, you know. I’m gonna pass. I thought you were looking forward to having another grandchild. That doesn’t mean I have to throw a big party for Sloane Peterson. You know, she did insult my clam chowder.

Seriously? Yeah, it is serious. That recipe came with Brady’s from Ireland generations ago. They fought famine, rough seas. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, I know. Your mother told me many, many times. Okay, then you understand the significance. Look, she might be carrying her baby. Hell, she might talk him into marrying her one day.

But that doesn’t mean I have to feed and or like her.

I don’t understand what you’re talking about. Why do you deserve punishment? What did you do?

Okay, Nicole Walker. No genetic anomalies detected. Blah, blah, blah. Okay, where is

it? E. J. DiMera.

Not a genetic match. Dear God. The baby’s not E. J. ‘s. It’s Eric’s.

Okay, that should do it. Presto change o. No mention of EJ not being a genetic match for Nicole’s baby.

I’ve been through some of the terrible things that I’ve done.

Who hasn’t? Sloane, you’re being way too hard on yourself right now. If you knew some of the things that I’ve done, you keep saying that, but you, you were trying to tell me something before you collapsed it. Is that what this is about?

Are you sure You don’t need me to come in? No, I don’t. You were here till 4:00 AM and the last thing I need is exhausted doctors in my er. So you need to rest doctor’s orders. Okay. I just wanted to see if there’s anything I could do for Sloan. That’s very sweet of you. How is she? It’s quite a blow, obviously.

And for Eric, too. Have you figured out what might have caused Sloan to miscarry? Sloan lost the baby?

Thanks for the update, Kayla. I’ll, uh, I’ll see you tomorrow. Did you drop much? I was just walking through and I heard you say that Sloan Peterson had a miscarriage. That’s awful. What happened? I think you know that I’m not at liberty to discuss a patient’s medical issues. Oh, please. You Salem U doctors violate HIPAA more than you change your scrubs.

Huh. Well, this conversation’s over. Look, I’m a friend of Sloan’s. Okay, then talk to her. Fine. I will. No, wait, wait, wait. You’re not supposed to know.

Damn. Sloan, what were you about to tell me before you got sick and passed out?

Please, please, just tell me.

Just, just say that I… Okay, um, here’s what I found on your autoimmune disorder.

This condition doesn’t mean that I’m never going to be able to have a baby. Well, there are medications that you can take that will lessen your chances for blood clots or having another miscarriage. So, is it curable? It’s treatable, but not curable. So this is something I’m going to have to live with the rest of my life.

EJ, you know me. When it comes to revenge schemes, I usually am the one who jumps in with both feet. But… Things are different now. How so? How so? Um, hello? We’re having a baby. And let’s not forget the last time you went to war with Ava, there were casualties. And the last thing we want is our baby getting caught in the crossfire.

You don’t have to worry, darling. I would never let anything happen to you or our baby. Okay. So you’ll let this go? Please? I’m afraid I can’t do that. Because as long as Ava Vitale is out there, she is a threat to my family. And so is anyone else who is willing to help her. Why would Marlena want to help me?

Because it’s what she does. You, you don’t understand. Marlena and I, we have a history. Okay. I have done some really dirty things to the people she cares about. Including sleeping with her husband.

Oh. Wow, that’s… Yeah. And Marlena and John, they’re really good friends with my ex, Steve Johnson, and his wife, Kayla. And

I made their lives hell when I first returned to Salem. And then there’s her former father in law, Sean Brady. Don’t tell me you slept with him too. No. Okay. No, but he did die in a plane crash. That I made happen. Oh, and did I mention that Marlena and Susan Banks, they were close? And that, um, I kinda sorta blew up the church.

At Susan’s funeral with Marlena in attendance. Okay. That definitely is a lot.

But, um, I have also done some terrible things to her loved ones. But Dr. Evans has been helping me. She’s remarkably non judgmental.

I know. Maybe. I mean, she… She did treat Ben Weston, you know, necktie killer, Hope’s son in law. That’s what I heard, yeah. And like I said, she’s remarkably nonjudgmental. So, why don’t you let me give her a call on your behalf?

Knock yourself out. Go ahead, call her.


Yeah. Uh, no, Harris, it’s okay. Yeah. I’ll be right there. I’ll see you soon.

Everything okay? Uh, yes, yes, just a, uh, patient needs to see me, so I’m afraid I have to run. Well, bound to happen sooner or later, but, uh… I do appreciate the time we have. Me, too. I’ve enjoyed this with you. And, um, would you be good enough to call Eric and tell him that we’ve decided to give them a baby shower?

We have. We have. Why can I still not say no to you? I do not know. Tell Kate that I will be in touch with her about the details. I will.

I get the feeling I am going to regret this.

So if I try and get pregnant again, I have to worry that I could develop a blood clot that will kill my baby? Well, your doctors would keep an eye on that. And like I said, there are medications. You said they could lessen the risk. I mean, what kind of percentages are we talking about here? Hey, slow down. I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Okay, we need to focus in on your recovery. Okay?

What is it? Uh, sorry, my dad wants me to call him. But I’ll do it later, okay? No, no, that’s okay. Call your dad. Really, I mean it. I… The truth is, I could use a moment alone to just… Process everything. Okay. You guys don’t have any questions for me, do you? Um, the printouts… Yep, and I’m good. All right. I’ll be in my office if you need anything, all right?


you sure you want me to go? Yeah, sure. Okay, well, I’ll just be right outside by the nurse’s station, okay?

Okay. Oh

my god, Sloane. Are you okay? What are you doing here? I, I heard about the baby. How? Trip Johnson was on the phone and I, I overheard what he was saying. Are you kidding me? See, Al, you’re saying it in the open? Yeah, um, he was, but… Honey, I am so sorry about your baby. Are you, Melinda? Are you so sorry?

Where’s Melinda? She left. Without saying goodbye? Should I be offended? She said she had to run. Okay. I hope, uh, we didn’t disturb you and Jing Wen last night. Or this morning. It’s all good. Great. Yeah. Because I was worried that we might have been a bit too active.

No, I didn’t even notice. Uh, you know, and I take that, you know, with Melinda sleeping over that you decided to take my advice and given her another chance. Yeah, you could say that. So you two are back together? We’ll see what happens. What does that mean? It means… We’ll see. I know that a lot of men in my position might find it hard to get past a woman trying to trick them into confessing attempted murder.

Well, good thing for Melinda you’re a little more forgiving than most. Yeah. It doesn’t hurt that she’s a… Fascinating woman. Well, good luck with that. Uh, I’m gonna go for a run while the weather’s still cooperating. I’ll see you later. Yeah. See you later.

EJ, how would your mother feel about your plan to go after Ava? I mean, I could just hear her now, quoting some bible passage. Vengeance is mine, thus saith the Lord? No! God, no. Not that one. The Susan I know would want you to turn the other cheek. Well, she’s not here now, is she? And Ava is the reason. Okay.

Well, if the memory of your mother’s faith isn’t enough for you to drop this, may I remind you that we are getting married? And it is very unattractive and distracting for you to be plotting revenge against someone when we would, we should still be in the honeymoon phase and while we should be focusing on nothing but each other.

I’m capable of multitasking. No reason I can’t be focused on my beautiful bride while eliminating dangerous psychopaths at the same time. Hey, Jay. Okay, fine, fine, fine, you’re right. The timing is not ideal.

Honey, we are building a life together. And vengeance plots just don’t seem to fit in.

It’s Dr. Swanson. She refilled my prescription. Do you need it right away? No, no, I’ll… I’ll get it, I’ll just go to the hospital pharmacy, but you have a job to do. You need to go down to the courthouse and get the forms to fill out for our marriage license. Thanks for reminding me. I didn’t make it last time before they closed because I was cornered by that dreadful Melinda Trask.

Yeah, who warned you about me, I remember. She loves to push my buttons. I mean, the nerve of that woman implying that she knew some secret reason why I shouldn’t marry you. Yeah, well, for once, I’m not worried about it. My conscience is clear, because we are, we’re committed to each other, and this is a baby.

I mean, what, what reason could there possibly be? Hmm,

Of course I am sorry about your baby. Cut. No, I… Please, less than 24 hours ago you were trying to blackmail me. And now I’m supposed to accept your sympathy? Look, that was nothing personal. You know, just save it, okay? Save the excuses, you know? It doesn’t even matter now. I mean, this is what I get, right? For lying to Eric?

My baby’s gone. But he can still be a father.

You don’t need to worry about that right now. Why should he suffer like I’m suffering? I get the message loud and clear.

I’m gonna tell him that he’s the father of Nicole’s baby as soon as he gets back. He deserves to know.

And, I’m, I’m done with the lying. I don’t think you should do that.

Hey Dad, what’s up? Well, uh, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Something going on? Well, your mother was just here, and, uh, the two of us have decided that we’d like to throw a baby shower for you and Sloane here at the pub. Dad. Look, I mean, I know that I haven’t exactly been Sloane’s biggest fan, but, uh, your mom has convinced me I need to get it over with myself.

Dad. I mean, Sloane is having your baby shower, so… Dad, you don’t understand! There can’t be a shower. Sloan… Sloan lost the baby.

Dammit! I’m so sorry, man. Watch where you’re going! I probably didn’t see you here. Dr. Johnson, what a coincidence. Yes, just this morning I was thinking about how that depraved creature you call a mother murdered mine. My mom was suffering from a mental health relapse from Ms. Banks. When Ava killed her. A relapse you helped exacerbate, by the way.

Are you seriously blaming me for your mother’s crimes? Well, let’s not pretend you don’t share some of the responsibility. I do seem to remember being kidnapped by one of your goons. Unbelievable. It seems that lack of remorse runs into the Tali bloodline.

Look, I’m very sorry that you lost your mom. It was a terrible tragedy. And not that you asked, but my mom is finally getting the help that she needs. She’s actually doing a lot better. No, seriously, Dad, Dad. It’s the truth. And we hope that someday, she’ll fully recover. And that they’ll release her. And, when that day comes, you’re just gonna have to deal with it.

We’ll see about that.

Dr. Evans, you came. Yes. You said it was important. It is. Hello, Dr. Evans. Ava? Thank you for coming.

What’s going on here? Um, is there somewhere that we could talk in private? Sure. Follow me.

They can’t hate you, sweetheart. You see, no one can.

Not until you start telling the truth.

Previously, on Cedar Cove. Ladies. He likes you. You should come out sometime. How’d it go? You should let him come after you. Sit back and do nothing? I lost a brother, and a father. Stan just ran away and did. I’ve been seeing a therapist. Better late than never.

You do want to come to this event. Save your money and show up. You’ll have a lot of fun. Yes, please come to our bachelor auction. So once a year, it’s a good cause for pet adoption. Okay?

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