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What are you doing? I’m getting ready for bed. No, no, no, you’re not going to sleep on the chair. It’s okay, I’m fine. Come on. One night in that fleabag motel in Salem is one thing, but you know… We don’t even know where to begin looking for Susan, or if she’s even alive, or in London, so, you know, we could be doing this for a while.

Well, uh, we can only afford one room. And there’s only, uh, one bed, so, we don’t have much of a choice. Yes, we do.

Sleep with me.

You told me that your mother and Michaels came to you for help. And you turned them away. You still want to stick to that story? Where did you get these? Detective Hunter found them in the trash behind your apartment. Seems you were too focused on forging passports and not enough on the follow through.

So, I’m going to charge you with obstruction of justice, and aiding and abetting a felon, unless you give me the names on those fake passports. Now.

May I help you? No, I was just fixing your mouse like you asked me to. By using my phone. Oh, I wasn’t. You left it here and I was going to bring it to you just as soon as this driver update finished. How fruitful. Oh, I see you punched in some numbers on my lock screen. Well, my fingers must have hit the keypad as I picked it up.

Or maybe you were trying to hack into it, and why would I do that? I don’t know. Perhaps you were looking for evidence that I tried to have Ava Vitali killed, and if hypothetically I was doing that, not would I have found any. Why in the world would you think that I slept with Sean Brady? Oh, I don’t know.

Maybe because I ran into Eric downstairs and he thanked me for giving Sean a place to crash last night. Except I didn’t do that. Well, it could be Eric misunderstood. I don’t know. Could be. Except I asked you a question and you answered my question with a question of your own. So I’ll ask you again, yes or no, did you sleep with Sean?

So, where’d you sleep last night? Well, I, uh, I had too many at the pub, as you know, so, um, I slept off upstairs. Really? I was just with Eric and told him how worried I was about you. He didn’t mention you sleeping there.

That’s because I wasn’t with Eric.

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

So if you weren’t with Eric, then where’d you sleep? In Jada’s room. Jada? She wasn’t there. She, uh, she had an overnight shift at the station. And what about her sister? I thought she was staying there too. Talia, she was working late night at the hospital. Hmm. Well, I guess I’m, uh, just glad that you found somewhere safe.

Yeah. Do you have any idea how worried I was about you when I didn’t hear from you? I mean, you didn’t answer my calls, you didn’t return my texts. Listen, Belle, I am so sorry that I put you through that. I am. I… And I’m also, I’m sorry, I’m sorry about the things that I said last night. The things I remember and…

There’s some things that I don’t. What do you remember? I remember throwing your affair with EJ in your face, and, and that was, it was, it was unfair and it was wrong. Bella, I don’t deserve you. Don’t say that. We both made mistakes, and we’re gonna get through this together, okay? We just, we can’t let anything or anyone get between us ever again.

That’s insane! I barely even know Sean. Okay, but you do know that I’m a detective, right? Eric told me that he saw Sean coming downstairs earlier. And when I came in here, you were changing the sheets. And you can’t even look me in the eye and give me a yes or no answer.

Okay, yes, fine, you call me, okay? Yes, I slept with Sean. Are you happy now?

You want me to sleep with you? Sleep. In the bed. Next to me. Just sleep. I know you’re one of those chivalrous military guys, so I know you’ll be a perfect gentleman. I, uh… I appreciate the offer, but I prefer the chair. Wow, should I be insulted? Well, if you ever slept on a submarine wreck, you would understand.

It actually feels kind of nostalgic. Okay, well, suit yourself if you insist. And don’t worry, if one of EJ’s goons try to get in, You’ll be safe.

I walk in on my employee man handling my phone. Woman handling. And somehow you turn this into an inquisition about my behavior. Have you ever heard of consciousness of guilt? Yours? No, yours. You walk in on me, woman handling your phone, and… You just assume that I’m here trying to prove that you attempted to commit murder?

I mean, seems pretty telling to me. You certainly aren’t pardoning. I’ve been called worse. Well, I’ll have you know I set up a trap and you walked right into it. A trap? All those questions about Ava’s disappearance. Not exactly subtle, Wendy. So I left you alone in my office with my phone and let you hang yourself.

Which you have done with all due respect. You’re my boss, Mr. DiMera. The last thing I want to do is incur your wrath or ill will. And yet this wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been caught snooping around my office. Why would I even care if you had anything to do with what happened to Ava Vitale? I don’t even know her.

But you know her son quite well, don’t you? I can only assume your boyfriend Tripp put you up to this.

Fake passports. I have no idea what you’re talking about. Let’s not play around, Tripp. It’s obvious your passports were used to make dummy ones so your mom and Michaels could flee the country. Good luck proving that. Oh, I’ll prove it. I’ll prove it all right. And I’ll find Ava. The only question is whether or not you’re going to go down with her.

Or are you going to tell me where the hell she is?

No, I am not happy, Talia. I am not happy that you slept with my partner. I mean, what the hell were you thinking? I wasn’t, okay? I was drunk. I just don’t get it. When I saw you earlier at the hospital, you were so happy about your new job. You said things were going great with you and Chanel. Yeah, and that was before she dumped me to get back with her ex, Johnny DiMera.

What the

special delivery.

How do you know my mom and Nichols didn’t swipe those passports themselves? Right. Yeah. And forged new passports, new identities, new holographic seals in the alley? No. I don’t think so. See, what I think is that there was someone who had the tech savvy to forge those passports. And who also happened to be the owner of one of those passports.

Yeah. Wendy Shin. I understand you two are dating. No, you leave Wendy out of this. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Sorry I can’t do that, Tripp. You see, since you can’t seem to stop obstructing my investigation, I’m gonna have to haul Wendy in here and get the truth out of her.

Oh. You’re upset that I dumped your son for Tripp. And now you’re gonna punish me for it. On the contrary, I think Johnny’s quite fortunate to be rid of you. You, however, are not fortunate at all. Having left him for a man who’s too weak to do his own dirty work. I came for your information trip, didn’t even want me to…

So you admit what you were up to. Okay. Let’s just lay our cards on the table. You first. You blame Tripp’s mother for your mom’s death. You wanted revenge. Who else would have hired a hit woman to pose as a nurse, infiltrate Bayview, and attempt to commit murder? Do you know how many enemies Ava Vitale have?

Oh, but none of them is the lawyer representing said hit woman. Presumably so she won’t turn on you to the police. Everyone is entitled to a defense. What, so this wimpy assassin just happened to call you, of all people? Did you get your name off of Best Lawyers in Salem website? Wait, why would you even be on such a list?

You haven’t practiced law since… when? I offered my services pro bono. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Mr. DiMera? Nobody believes you’re innocent in this. How could they? But the past is of no concern to me. I’m worried about the future. I’m assuming you still have a hit out on Trip’s mom. I’m here to tell you, that is a big mistake.

And why

is that? Because Nobody did. What are you talking about? Your mother is still alive.

Is this some sort of special occasion I don’t know about? Do you remember? I promised to take you to the Rose Garden in Florence this summer after we got married. Yeah, I do. Well, I’m determined. We’re going next summer, but in the meantime, I figured I would bring the Rose Garden to you. Our time in Italy is the happiest I’ve ever been.

Me, too.

What’s wrong? Oh, boy. Oh, no, don’t tell me that you’re allergic to these. Not only in large quantities. Okay, you know what? I’m getting rid of them. I’m sorry. Oh, don’t you dare. Okay, I just need to take it. My histamine. Are you sure? Uh huh. Just give it a couple minutes to kick in. Okay, well, I hope you’re not allergic to these.

Ah, cannoli. Yeah, I would have got them from Sweet Bits, but I figured that would kind of ruin the surprise, so. We, um, we actually stopped selling them ever since Talia left. They were kind of her specialty.

Are you okay? Uh huh. Why? Well, it’s just you’ve… You made kind of a weird face just now when you mentioned Talia.

Look, are you sure about this? I mean I’m sure. I want to be with you, Johnny. It’s just I, I feel like I’ve blindsided Talia and, considering that she’s been known to go off the deep end, I just, I’m worried that she might do something rash or stupid.

I’m really sorry to hear about you and Chanel. Yep, me too. But I just don’t understand how you ended up with Sean. I mean, like you said, you hardly even know him. I guess that was the point. Okay, we ran into each other downstairs. And I was clearly hurt about Chanel, and he told me that he got in a big fight with his wife.

So, when the bartender cut us off, we came up here to keep things rolling. And, um, One thing led to another. And if it makes you feel any better, he woke up when he sobered up and he felt terrible. And I did too. I bet he did. I mean, my God, Talia. I mean, Sean is married. I mean, what the hell were you thinking?

You know, his wife got you out of jail. She took you on as a client when nobody else would. Yeah, okay, I remember. Okay, well, did you remember that when you were in bed with Sean? I mean, did she even cross your mind? No, honestly, no, she didn’t. Okay, all I wanted in that moment was to feel better. Look, I screwed up, okay, and really badly.

Sleeping with Sean was stupid and destructive. But I guess that’s not surprising, huh? I guess that’s just a pattern with me. Okay, I, I make horrible decisions and I hurt good people. And I guess that’s never gonna change.

I, I don’t, I don’t know what to say. Except I, I keep thinking that I’m gonna be better. That I’m gonna do better. And, and then, and then, I just, it’s like I can’t seem to break this cycle. Well, I’ve told you what I think you should do. But you don’t seem to want to get the help you need. So, where do we go from here?

You sure you’re okay? If I, uh, told you some of the places that I’ve had to sleep, you wouldn’t be worried right now. I’m not worried. It’s just, I can’t stop thinking that if it wasn’t for me, You wouldn’t be here right now. Nope, I would still be in the friendly confines of a mental hospital. Still. You’re not only risking sciatica, your life is now in danger because of me.

Ava, nobody forced me to run with you. I know. I

guess I… I am worried, because this just reminds me of when, um, When what?

There was a time a while back when, um, I needed a place to stay, and EJ’s brother, Jake, he let me crash at his place, and, uh, there was just one bed, just like here, and, So he ended up sleeping on the floor. Next morning he woke up, he could barely walk, and So I gave him a massage, and uh And what?

And before long we We fell in love.

My mother’s alive. What are you talking about? Tripp’s mother told us she remembered seeing Susan get out of the car after the accident. Oh, right, of course. Ava suddenly remembers several months later that my mother survived. Well, she remembered recently, after all that time in therapy. Oh. So how did you learn this, Wendy?

When did you talk to Ava? I… You saw her after she escaped from Bayview, didn’t you? And I’m guessing you know exactly where she is.

Look, leave Wendy out of this. I stole her passport, she had nothing to do with this. And you forged new passports? It wasn’t that hard. I watched a video on YouTube. Okay, look. I’m not after Wendy, or you for that matter. No, you’re after my mom because you still have some sort of grudge against her. I’m just trying to do my job.

Now, if she acted in self defense and someone out there still wants to kill her, then you should want her brought in here safely. Yeah, so you can bring her back to Bayview. No, so I can get her the treatment that she really needs. Look, you and I both know that EJ is the one who sent that person to kill her.

He’s not going to stop until… Until? Until my mom is dead. Yeah. So you gonna help me or not? Not until I know for sure her life won’t be in danger. You’re saying you know where she is? I didn’t say

that. Okay. I’m gonna have to contact D. H. Rask. So you’re gonna send her after Wendy? You leave me no choice.

You know, Cinema Paradiso is credited with reviving Italy’s entire film industry. Yeah, I remember the first time I watched it. It’s, uh, it’s actually what made me want to be a director. You Passionate about sharing a part of yourself. It’s like you with sweet bits, you know, once you really fall in love with


All you don’t talk like that like making a bad decision is a pattern all you look at me look I am not judging you, okay? You were terribly hurt last night. You’ve been drinking and you did something very reckless.

I mean, you obviously regret it. I just hope that this doesn’t happen again. Right? No, no, of course not. Jada, look, Sean and I, we, we were just using each other. Okay, to lessen the pain that we were both experiencing. It meant nothing, and like you said, it was reckless. That’s why he and I decided to put it behind us and pretend like it never happened.

I tried to get professional help. For like 24 hours. And you said it made a difference, and then you stopped. Yeah, that’s because I thought that I could handle it on my own. And then I realized that… I realize that you’re right. This is, uh, it’s too big of a problem for me to handle by myself. So are you saying you’re ready to get help?

For real? I will go to AA. Yeah, you said that before, and then you didn’t go. Why, you don’t trust me? I want to. Sean, I really, really do. But I, I, I have to see it actually happening before I can believe anything’s gonna change.

I have no idea where Ava is. I mean, it’s not like she was gonna tell me where she was headed.

You know, Wendy, you are very good at your job. But when an employee proves herself to be untrustworthy, that employee has to go. Go where? Please, don’t ship me back to Fairbanks. Fairbanks? Oh, no, no, no. You won’t be working there or any DiMera office for that matter. Wait, are you saying… Yes, I’m definitely saying…

You’re fired.

T. H. Rask, it’s Commissioner Hernandez. Yes, I’ll hold. Please don’t. Don’t make that call. Change of heart? If I tell you… Where my mom and Michael’s are, do you promise to leave Wendy out of this? Well, you’re in no position to be making demands, but If you’re honest with me and your tip pans out I don’t see any reason to go after Wendy

So, where are they?

Oh no! Wait, Johnny, did I fall asleep? Yeah Yeah, you did. I guess you didn’t like the movie as much as I did. No, it’s great. It’s great. I just… I was up at 4 a. m. making dough, and plus the allergy pill. I’m so sorry. No, it’s fine. Hey, you should, you should go to sleep. Yeah, but it’s so early. It’s okay. Alright, I’m not offended.

I promise. Not how you thought that our date was gonna go tonight, huh? With me being a total drip. Hey. You could never be a drip. Besides, we got plenty more dates to go on.

Get some sleep.

You know the worst thing about this is? The thing that keeps upsetting me the most is? I just keep disappointing you. For the millionth time. It’s like I’m making you ashamed of me. No, no, no. I am not ashamed of you, Talia. Okay? Never. You are smart, you’re kind, you work hard, and I am so proud that you are a doctor.

I’m just, I’m just disappointed. I think I’m just disappointed in the fact that this is making you hurt. And yes, I am concerned about Sean and Belle. But you are my sister and my main concern will always be you.

I’m so lucky to have you. We’re lucky to have each other. Mmm.

Well, you should get some sleep. I’ll get out of here and let you get some peace and quiet. Yeah. Oh yeah. You’re gonna find someone that loves you. They’re gonna love you for who you are. Right? So just, just hold out for them, okay? Yeah. Okay.

Wendy, hey, what are you, what are you doing here? I thought you went to work. Well, I did. And then I got fired. What? Why? Okay, I know you told me not to go after EJ, but I had the perfect opportunity to hack into his phone. Or at least I thought I did. Turns out he set me up. You mean he caught you looking through his phone?

Yeah. Wendy, I’m so sorry. Well, you weren’t me, but I’m me, so I didn’t listen. Oh. I mean, I hate this has happened, but I know you’ll find another job. Somewhere where you’ll not be working for a murderous bastard. And somewhere they’ll actually appreciate your talents. I’ll worry about that later. There’s something else you should know.

What is it? I told EJ that your mom thinks Susan’s still alive.

So I assume things didn’t end well between you and Jake DiMera.

I guess you could say that.

The day we got engaged,

he died.

My God, I’m sorry.

And before his body was even cold, I did something incredibly stupid.

I let Gabby Hernandez persuade me into pretending that I was already his wife. Let me guess, for business reasons. Yeah, I got Jake’s boats on the board and that helped Gabby take over DiMera. And when EJ found out, he was none too pleased. Did he come after you? No, he tried to run me out of town. Oh, but I paid him back by kidnapping his mother.

That’s how I got into this whole mess.

And now I’ve dragged you into it with me.

It’s gonna be okay. Is it? Cause you risked your entire life for me.

And I couldn’t handle it if something happened to you too.

You know what? I will prove to you that I’m serious about recovery. Alright, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll go to the movie right now. I’ll call Brady and I’ll ask him to take me. No, he’s not, he’s not around. He and Alex went to Greece to look for information about your grandfather’s death. Greece? Yeah, apparently that’s where Victor was before his plane crashed.

Oh. You’re not upset that they didn’t ask you to go, are you? No, I mean, why would they? Why would they? Because you’re a cop and you’re his grandson? Yeah, but my life is also a big mess. And I’ve got to fix it. So…

Belle, will you go to a meeting with me right now? Of course I will. Thank you for asking me.

Oh, hey, Talia. Sean, bill? Yeah. Hey, how’d it go with Chanel? Chanel? Yeah. Did she like the flowers? Oh, uh, um, I, I don’t know. Chanel and I are seeing each other anymore. What? Yeah, she decided to get back with your nephew, Johnny. Oh God, and I just made it so much worse by bringing it up. I’m so sorry. No, no, please don’t apologize.

You’re the last person who should be sorry.

Son, I thought you had a date. Uh, she and I was tired, so we called it early. How was work? Fantastic. I fired your ex, Wendy. What? Why? I mean, she’s like the best employee you have. I hope it didn’t have anything to do with me. No, as a matter of fact, I caught her snooping at Tripp’s behest, just like she did for you.

Hmm. Snooping for what? She was trying to tie me to the event with Ava at Bayview, which of course I had nothing to do with. Of course, I’m sure. Can you believe she had the gall to advise me to call off the dogs? And then she claimed that Ava suddenly remembered that your grandmother was alive. What? I mean, do you think that could be true?

If only. But I… I don’t see how that could be.

I’m sorry. Okay, I know I wasn’t supposed to say anything, but I realized in that moment if EJ knew Susan might still be alive, she might stop going after your mother. What did he say? He didn’t believe me. Look, Tripp, I know I should have run up on you first. No, it’s okay. It’s okay. I, I was pretty close myself with telling Rafe when he was questioning me.

Wait, Rafe was questioning you again? About your mother? Apparently, the cops went through the garbage behind our building and they found the pages that we ripped out of our passports.

Oh, man. So are we in trouble? I don’t think so. Why not? Because I gave Rafe what he wanted. I told him where my mom and Michael’s are.

Sorry, did I wake you? Not at all. Liar. What’s up? Well, I have a strong lead about the whereabouts of Ava Vitale and Harris Michaels. Oh, you do? I do. So, how would you feel about going with me to London to check it out?

I’m not going anywhere.

And when this is all over, we’re gonna go home to Salem. We’re gonna get our lives back. Both of us. Assuming that, Hm. We don’t get caught by the cops, or EJ kills us. Tomorrow. We’re gonna look for Susie, and we’re gonna be one step closer.

Trust me.


you. Good night, Ava. Good night.

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