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 It’s just such a relief knowing that Sean is safe and that he’s agreed to this 24 hour hold. I know, I know that he’s not going to get past this in just the few hours he’s been at the hospital, but I’m just really glad that he’s willing to get help, you know? Uh, you know what? I’m gonna call you back, Mom.

I love you. Bye. Hi. Hi. Thank you for agreeing to meet me. Sure, it sounded urgent. Is this about reopening the custody suit? Uh, no. Um, it’s about Philip. Then you know. You know that he’s alive and well. I know a lot more than that. I know what he’s asking for. Don’t tell me you took him on as a client. You did, didn’t you, Bel Bel?

Who conned you into doing that? Oh my


Hello, Chloe. No, no, no. This can’t be real. It can’t. It’s real. Touch me.

I’m alive. I don’t understand. You’re, you’re alive? That I am. But where have you been this whole time? I mean, Are you hurt? What about your leg?

Good as new. Physically. But you were being held hostage. How did, how did you get away? Did they hurt you? Chloe, I wasn’t held hostage. That was a lie. One out of a whole lot of lies. Come on, what are you saying? Are you gonna have to

think about it.

Thank you. Well, he’s still in shock. In time he’ll realize you’re not responsible for what you did when you were sick.

Even if he does… Which I doubt. Now that I’m back, the truth is going to come out. And I’m going to need a lawyer. Well, I’ll call Bell.

Bell is Brady’s lawyer. And his sister. Yeah, but she’s also your friend.

Hello? Miss Lane? Yeah, hi. You’re a million miles away. Uh, I, I was just thinking about all I’ve got to do at work. Oh, speaking of, we should probably be there by now. Uh, yeah, you know what, uh, would you go ahead without me? I have a bunch of stuff I’ve got to get done before. Well, uh, let me help you. No, it’s okay.

Go ahead. I’ll be fine, I promise. It’s not a big deal. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were trying to get rid of me.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say we’re not alone.

Alright, we’re all alone. No one’s there. Good. So, now we know. Not only did Dimitri marry Gwen to get his hands on the family fortune, the son of a bitch also has a side piece, name unknown. Side piece? He was sneaking in this house for sleepovers. Pretty risky behavior, don’t you think? Incredibly stupid behavior, because let me tell you, if that lawyer the family sent catches wind that his marriage to Gwen isn’t legit, there goes his inheritance.

Yeah, but something just doesn’t add up. I mean, if he was romancing Gwen 24 7, when did he have time to meet somebody and take up with her? I don’t know, I got, I got a better one for you. If you’re Dimitri, why have an affair in the first place, right? Why not just kick Gwen to the curb, and marry the woman you’re so hot for instead?

Right, exactly. So, the burdening question is, why did Dimitri marry Gwen instead of a side piece?

You’re joking, right? Leo, you can’t seriously intend to dress up like Gwen and come with me to meet the lawyer. I do intend to do that. And all I ask for in return is that check you promised me. And for you to do that thing you did to me in the shower in Reykjavik one more time. Look, you said this lawyer has to see the two of you all lovey dovey together or he won’t cut the check, right?

Right. So then this little act has to be letter perfect. And who knows our Gwenny better than I do?

Why would you assume that Dimitri told me everything? What do you mean? Nothing. Nothing at all. I saw the broken glass and I jumped to the wrong conclusion. I just forget I said anything. I would like to, but I can’t. Because you are you. Dimitri and I just got back from our honeymoon. We are madly in love.

So why would you assume that I’d be so angry that I’d want to hit him over the head?

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

Look, as I said, I jumped to the wrong conclusion. Uh, a negative one, as it were. Yes. Very negative indeed. Although not as random as you’d like me to believe. Wait, I know you know what you said that you and Dimitri were discussing strategy for the Demer boardroom. Yes. Well, he told me that he had suggested that you shore up your position by partnering with another member of the family.

Right. Right, but he didn’t divulge to me which family member you had in mind. So you thought that I would be so pissed off that I would just start chucking things about? Is that right? Well, jet lag has endowed your power of perception.

So? Who is it? You’ll have to ask, Dimitri. Oh, come on, Kristen. I can see by the look on your face you’re just dying to let the cat out of the bag. Okay. Okay! I’m gonna tell you, but you… You have to tell hubby that you forced me to give you the name. Done. Who is it? Chad. Chad? I told him you’d be furious. Not furious, more like confused.

Chad. I mean, everybody knows that he hates me for coming between he and Abigail, and he’s not exactly fond of you. So why would he want to partner up with my husband and you?

This lawyer is no fool. Otherwise my family would never hire him. He will spy you in a second. Obviously you’ve never done drag, and have you forgotten that for a brief time I was married to the queen of the stage? Oh no, I remember Darius Rose. Or should I call her Jackie Cox? You can call him the person who taught me everything I need to know about making this a work.

You have any idea how much money would be riding on your costume and makeup skills? Says the man ISA agent in his lame attempt to take over the world. Touche. So? Is that a yes?

So why didn’t Dimitri marry Mystery Woman instead of Gwen? Maybe she’s married or engaged. Makes sense. But, if Demetri married to Kashyn, why Gwen? I mean, she’s got a worse reputation than mine. I don’t know, maybe time was short and she was, well, there. I think there’s another reason he married Gwen. And it’s big.

Dammit, we need to figure this out today.

So you… And Phillip and Chloe were up late last night talking legal strategy, trying to figure out how Phillip doesn’t have to pay for his crimes, Belle. Listen, Phillip knows what he did was wrong. Oh, that makes me feel so much better. And that also explains why Sean didn’t call me back last night. What?

What does this have to do with Sean? Well, after I saw Phillip… I went right to Sean’s office. I wanted to talk to him, but he wasn’t there. So I left him a note telling him to call me right away. He didn’t call me back. So is it safe to assume that, uh, the police commissioner is firmly on Phillip’s side at this point?

Sean didn’t call you back because he wasn’t there. Because he’s not the police commissioner anymore. He’s not? Since when? Since Paulina became the acting mayor and she decided Rafe should be in that job.

Okay, I’m sorry I shot my mouth off. Sean’s in a really, really bad place right now. How bad? Well, he is never gonna forgive himself for shooting Bo, and now he blames himself for Victor’s death, and um, I’m just worried that, He could hurt himself or worse. Oh, God, Belle. So, Mom got him to submit to a 24 hour cycle at the hospital, and he didn’t put up a fight.

So, he’s safe for now. Is there anything I can do? For him? I’ll let you know. What about you? Is there anything I can do for you? Only one thing. Please, don’t press charges against Philip.

Um, you said that you wanted to get to the office. And ignore the loud noise that just came out of your old bedroom. No, I think that was the neighbor’s apartment. Oh. Maybe it’s Brady. Brady? Now I know why you wanted me to go to the office without you. He came by while I was in the shower, didn’t he? You told him to hide in the room because I was still here.

You are being ridiculous. You know I’d go mad if I found him in here. It’s not Brady, okay? Then who is it?

You might as well come on out here.

What does Chad have to gain by working with you and Dimitri? He’s at Titan now. Yes, I know that. But he is still a voting member of the DiMera board. And nobody else has approached him yet. So I suggested that Dimitri and I, well, try to entice him into being a silent partner. Okay, well, entice away, entice whomever you please.

Just leave me out of it. Where are you going? The jet lag has just set in. All I want now is a nibbler nap.

Where are you going? To Dimitri’s room, of course. I mean, there has to be something in there that’s going to tell us what we want to know.

I don’t know, Leo, this is all very, very risky. But it’s not, I swear, listen to me. Okay, Gweny was supposed to send for her things, but she must be so busy at the mansion because most of her clothes are still here. Including a fabulous pair of Blahniks that are to die for. Oh, come on, come on, come on. My point is this, I am sneaking around behind my best friend’s back because I am powerless to resist you.

I flew to Iceland because the thought of being away from you for more than a few days was unbearable to me. Do you think I would risk what we have if I was not certain that I could pull this off?

Well? Wow.

I have four words that I never thought I’d ever say to you. You better get dressed.

Look, I made up a cover story, didn’t I? And she bought it. Great, great. So now I just have to explain why I entered into a deal with an uncle that I barely know who despises her. A what? Would you rather I told her the truth? I would rather you just keep your big mouth shut. You said that you didn’t have any choice but to tell her about that damn cortisol.

Is that not true anymore? I’m not so sure. Will you hurry up in there? I, um, I’ve got something in the works, but God knows if it’s going to solve my problems. I will keep you posted. You damn well better solve your problem. I’m counting on that payday.

You and me both. What is taking so bloody long? you know. I’m doomed.

I asked what I could do for you because of Sean, okay? Don’t, don’t use that to guilt me into trying to get Phillip off the hook, Belle. I am not trying to guilt you into anything. I’m just trying to make you understand that Phillip was mentally ill. Of course. And he is better now, Brady. Come on. I know you believe in second chances, and I also know that Victor would have wanted all of us to help Philip get his life back together, and you know that too, don’t you?

Please. Please. Brady, I know that you don’t have any reason to forgive Philip for what he did, but I also know you have a big heart in there, and I know that you can do this for him. I know you can.

So you faked everything. You knocked Brady out, dragged him to the riverbank, shot him full of alcohol, and then what? Left a trail of your own blood to the river? Yeah, that’s right. And people bang on and on about how bad I am. I was out of my mind. He’s in a mess, Xander. He could go to prison. He can’t show his face in public.

She decided to let this wanker just hole up in our spare room. If you hadn’t knocked over that lamp, I’d, I’d be none the wiser, Chloe. How long were you planning on keeping me in the dark?

Maybe we should wait until we’re sure they’re out of the house. No, that might give Demetri the chance to pull the wool over the lawyer’s eyes. Okay, I will stay out here and keep watch. Go see what you can find, but be fast.

I’m waiting for Mr. von Leuschner and his new wife now. I’ll leave for the airport as soon as the meeting’s over. I hate being away from you two. I love you. Ah, I think they just showed up.

Mr. Elliot Roth. Yes, Mr. von Leuschner, I presume. Right. Uh. I’m supposed to be meeting with your wife, too. Well, where’s Miss Rischek? Uh, yes, yes, uh, she’s just a little nervous. She’s checking her makeup. But I’m here now, sweetheart. And just so you know, I’m Gwen Von Leuschner now. It is such a pleasure to meet you, Mr.

Roth. Oh,

Gwen. Hey. Hi. Hi. What are you doing just lingering outside mine and Dimitri’s bedroom door? I, I wasn’t. I just, I actually just noticed how great that painting is, right? Yeah, sure, if you like that sort of thing. Well, I mean, there’s just so much, uh, subtlety in the colors. It’s beautiful.

Look, I’m, I’m really knackered, and I just really want to have a nice lie down now, so if you… Oh, I’m sorry, I must be really having a clumsy day. Get out of my way. I can’t let you go in there. Why the bloody hell not?

Is there some reason why you don’t want me to go into my own bedroom? No, I, I just, uh, You know, I just saw Harold go in there.

I’m sure that if you just give Harold a few minutes, I They’ll have you all unpacked. Really? That’s funny. Because I unpacked myself right after we got home. Well, you know Harold. He is thorough. He’s probably in there, unpacking Dimitri’s bags, fluffing the pillows. Hey, Gwen, why don’t we go downstairs? We can have a drink, you can tell me all about your trip to Iceland.

Why don’t you just go ask Leo yourself the next time you see him? Why should I do that? Because he’s such a good friend to me, he just decided it would be fun to turn up to my honeymoon. Now can you please get away from the door?

Yeah. Thank you.

Can you believe this man holds my chair, takes my arm as we cross the street, I mean really. Is there a luckier day on earth? So what exactly do you need to know about us? Well, I’m sure you’re aware your relatives have their concerns that your marriage to Miss Rizchek is one of convenience designed purely to meet the terms of the Codicil.

Oh, I am aware that my family is a bunch of cynics, and they can think whatever they want, but Gwen and I, we know the truth. You talk about a marriage of convenience, I find it very convenient to have this delicious man available to me 24 hours a day and night.

You must admit, the timing of your wedding was suspect. Oh, I’ll admit nothing of the sort. And you should know that I was ready to let that money go because the right woman hadn’t come along. And then one day, Gwen walked into my life and I knew immediately that we were destined for each other. Hmm.

What hmm? And why that scoffy look on your face when you haven’t even heard half of our story? I don’t know what you’re thinking, Mr. Roth, but don’t be too hasty. See, you are about to learn what a marriage made in heaven is all about.

You got so quiet. I’m trying to think.

Hello, Brady. Mel. Hi, what do you want? I heard about Victor. I could say I’m sorry, but… Why start out with a lie? I thought lying was your comfort zone. How’s our daughter Rachel doing? Oh, she’s thriving. And hungry. That’s why I’m here at this lousy pub. She tells me the fish sticks here are pretty fabulous.

And she’s crazy about them. Well, unfortunately, they’ve been off the menu for quite some time. But if you go to the fish market on Allenford, they make their own. And she doesn’t know the difference. Ah, well, thank you. That’s decent of you to help me out. I wasn’t helping you out for you. I just want my daughter to have something enjoyable for dinner.

It has nothing to do with you. By the way, uh, That custody that the judge awarded you, Don’t get too used to it.

I’m, I’m sorry I didn’t tell you about Philip, but it was for your own sake. I didn’t want to put you in a position to have to cover for him. Please, please forgive me.

You know, it’s a good thing that I have a hard time staying mad at you. It’s a good thing for you she still cares about you. Right, it is. But you’re the one she’s marrying. She told you that, did she? Congratulations, you’re a lucky guy. Yeah, I really am.

And Chloe, well, she deserves to get whatever she wants. And what she wants, apparently, is you.

Maybe it slipped your mind, Kiriakis.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’m quaking in my boots.

Well, I guess that exchange told me everything I need to know. You’re pressing charges against Philip. Wrong. Talk me out of it. What? You’re gonna keep this quiet? Alright, Belle, look. Here’s the deal. The way I see it, as soon as Philip shows his face around town, I’m going to be cleared of all suspicions, alright?

If he goes to jail, it doesn’t help me get what I want. I want my daughter back. I want her away from Kristen’s clutches as soon as possible, so… I will not press charges against Philip, okay? Oh, Brady. I don’t know how to thank you. Just You’re in major trouble. I mean, you could go to prison. But you decided to come back here, risk all of that, just to go to Victor’s funeral.

I was sick to death of hiding. And when I heard about my father…

I had to be here, in hopes of… Saying a final goodbye. And being with family.

Oh, it’s Belle.

Is that supposed to be funny? Well, we heard your honeymoon got cut short, so I thought, you know, I would do something to make it up to you. Oh, come on. Give it up. You were snooping. Why would DiMera board meeting.

I have no sense in denying it anymore. Babe, she caught us. Red handed. You can just count on this room being locked from now on. Get the hell out of here, please. I should have known not to tangle with you. Yes, you should have. You DiMeras, you’re all alike. You’re a DiMera too

now. For as long as the married lasts, anyway. Whoops.

So, I’m fascinated to hear all about this so called marriage made in heaven. My wife, she gets carried away. Oh, I’m not carried away. I’m just eager to share with Mr. Roth how happy you make me and how crazy I am about you. And you’ll be surprised to know we didn’t even like each other when we first met. I realized later that my resistance to this man and how he made me feel, well, it was a defense mechanism.

Because the truth is, I was falling hard for him. But I had no reason to believe that anything would ever come of that.

Feels like destiny now, but then, there were too many obstacles. But because of the profound connection we felt for each other, we were determined to push those obstacles right out of the way.

No one understands what Dimitri and I have. Not even my best friend in the entire world. Losing a friend like that used to seem unthinkable. But damn it. Why should I have to give up on this wonderful man? When he is absolutely perfect for me. When it feels so real, so right.

What do you have to say to that? Very moving. Problem is, you’re not Gwen Reschek anymore than I am.

Chloe is so relieved and Philip will be too. Seriously, Brady, I cannot thank you enough. Belle, Belle, let me be very clear. I need the judge to know that I’m no killer. Sooner, the better. Okay, I want my daughter back. As long as that happens… Philip has no reason to fear me. You will be so grateful. Well, I’m not doing it for him, okay?

I’m doing it… I’m doing it for my grandfather. And you. And Chloe.

I can’t believe this. I can see my mother. I can go to my father’s funeral. I can… Try to get my life back.

I guess the only thing that’s left to say is… Thank you. For everything. I’m sorry for the intrusion. Philip,

I’m really happy for you. And please take care of yourself. I will.

Congratulations again. Be good to Chloe.

How dare you? I am Gwen Ryschek. Make that Van Leuschen. Oh, please. I’ve done my homework on the woman. I’ve also been to a few drag shows with my husband. Whoever you are, you’re good, but not good enough. However, that speech you gave about your feelings for Dimitri, I could tell he was speaking from the heart.

It’s obvious that you two are in love. In love?

Can you call me as soon as you can, please? I just caught Gabby searching our room. She and Stefan are on the wall path. They’re trying to get something on you. That

thing went so gullible. She thinks this is all about the mirror business. Yeah, but I wish you’d follow him for that rose petal bit. I know. Now she’s got her guard up. I don’t think that’s gonna matter anymore. Why? Well, I found this before she opened the door. They’re from Dimitri’s carry on.

He paid for two rooms? On separate floors. Which could only mean one thing, he took his girlfriend on his honeymoon. Pretty good, don’t you think? Oh, you have no idea how good. What does that mean?

Dimitri didn’t bring a woman. Dimitri brought Leo Stark. Leo? Leo. You can tell we’re in love? Oh, it’s quite obvious. It’s also obvious you can’t act on it. At least not publicly. And that’s because you’ve been forced into a corner by an archaic and homophobic legal document that your family drew up that stipulates you must marry a woman in order to be eligible for your inheritance.

So what exactly are you saying? What I’m trying to tell you here Is I’m on your side. But there’s limits to what I can do. What kind of woman’s? As far as I’m concerned, you’ve met the terms of the codicil. But there are those that won’t see it the way that I do. The money is to be paid in installments.

This is the first one. If you want the cheques to keep coming in, you’ll have to keep up appearances with Miss Rischek. She can’t be made aware of your relationship, neither can the rest of the world. Unfortunately. It is my fervent hope that someday in the future… You won’t have to hide your true feelings.

I will go back to hiding my true feelings the minute we leave here, but in the meantime…

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