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In their hotel in London, Harris prepares to sleep in the chair which Ava questions. Ava points out that they could be here for awhile. Harris responds that they only had enough for one room and one bed so there’s no choice. Ava says there is and tells Harris to sleep with her.

Rafe goes over Tripp telling him that Ava and Harris came to him for help and he turned them away. Rafe asks if he still wants to stick with that. Tripp questions where he got the passports. Rafe responds that Jada found them in the trash. Rafe remarks that it seems he was too focused on forged passports and not enough on the follow through. Rafe informs Tripp that he will charge him with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a felon unless he gives him the names on the passports.

EJ catches Wendy trying to hack in to his phone and asks if he can help her. Wendy claims she’s just fixing his mouse like he asked her to. EJ questions using his phone to do that. Wendy says she was just about to bring it to him because he left it as she hands it back to him. EJ notices that she punched in some numbers on his lock screen. Wendy claims her fingers must have hit it when she picked it up. EJ suggests she was trying to hack in to it. Wendy asks why she would do that. EJ says perhaps she was trying to find evidence that he tried to have Ava Vitali killed. Wendy asks if she would’ve found any if she was trying to do that.

Talia asks Jada why she would think that she slept with Shawn Brady. Jada informs her that she ran in to Eric downstairs and that Eric thanked her for giving Shawn a place to stay last night which she didn’t do. Talia tries to say Eric could have misunderstood. Jada points out that Talia answered her question with a question of her own, so she asks her again if she slept with Shawn.

Belle asks Shawn where he slept last night. Shawn says he had too many at the Pub, so he just slept it off upstairs. Belle points out that Eric didn’t mention him sleeping there. Shawn responds that is because he wasn’t with Eric. Belle asks where he slept then. Shawn informs her that it was in Jada’s room as she wasn’t there since she had an overnight shift at the station. Belle asks about Talia staying there too. Shawn states that she was working overnight at the hospital too. Belle guesses she’s just glad he found somewhere safe. Belle talks about how worried she was about him when he didn’t answer her calls or texts. Shawn is sorry he put her through that and for the things he said. Shawn admits that throwing her affair with EJ in her face was unfair and wrong. Shawn states that he doesn’t deserve her. Belle argues that they’ve both made mistakes and they will get through this together, but they can’t let anything or anyone get between them ever again.

Talia tells Jada that’s insane as she barely even knows Shawn. Jada reminds her that she’s a detective. Jada says that Eric told her that he saw Shawn coming downstairs and now Talia was changing the bed sheets. Jada then points out that Talia can’t even look her in the eyes and give her a straight answer. Talia then admits that she slept with Shawn and asks if she’s happy now.

Harris questions Ava wanting him to sleep with her. Ava says it’s just sleeping and she knows he’ll be a perfect gentleman. Harris says he appreciates the offer but he’d prefer the chair. Ava jokes about being insulted and tells him to suit himself. Harris tells Ava not to worry and that she’ll be safe.

EJ complains about walking in on his employee manhandling his phone and she turns it in to an inquisition about his behavior. Wendy questions EJ just assuming that she’s trying to prove he attempted murder. EJ reveals that he set up the trap and Wendy walked in to it. EJ notes that her questions about Ava’s disappearance wasn’t exactly subtle, so he left her alone with his phone and she hung herself. Wendy states that he is her boss so the last thing she wants to do is incur his wrath or ill will. EJ points out this wouldn’t be the first time she was caught snooping around his office. Wendy asks why she would even care if he had anything to do with Ava Vitali since she doesn’t even know her. EJ points out that she knows her son quite well, so he can only assume that Tripp put her up to this.

Tripp claims not to know about fake passports. Rafe warns him not to play games and says it’s obvious that Tripp and Wendy’s passports were used to make fake ones so that Harris and Ava could flee the country. Tripp wishes him luck proving that. Rafe assures that he will prove it and he will find Ava, so the only question is if Tripp is going to go down with her or if he’s going to tell him where the hell she is.

Jada tells Talia that she’s not happy that she slept with her partner. Jada questions what the hell she was thinking. Talia admits she wasn’t thinking as she was drunk. Jada doesn’t get it since at the hospital, she was so happy about her new job and with Chanel. Talia then reveals that was before Chanel dumped her to get back with Johnny DiMera.

Chanel comes home and finds roses set up inside. Johnny then shows up at the door with more roses.

Tripp asks Rafe how he knows Ava and Harris didn’t swipe their passports themselves. Rafe mocks the idea of them forging their own in an alley. Rafe thinks someone who had the tech savvy to forge passports happened to own one of the passports and that’s Wendy Shin. Tripp warns Rafe to leave Wendy out of this. Rafe says he can’t do that since Tripp can’t seem to stop obstructing his investigation, so he’s going to have to haul Wendy in and get the truth out of her.

Wendy guesses EJ is upset that she dumped his son for Tripp and now he’s going to punish her for it. EJ disagrees and thinks Johnny is lucky to be rid of her and remarks that Wendy left him for a man who can’t do his own dirty work. Wendy starts to tell EJ that Tripp didn’t even want her doing this. EJ takes that as her admitting what she was up to. Wendy suggests they put their cards on the table then. Wendy brings up EJ blaming Ava for Susan’s death and asks who else would hire a hitwoman to infiltrate Bayview as a nurse and attempt to commit murder. EJ asks if she knows how many enemies Ava has. Wendy argues that none of them are the lawyer representing the hitwoman. EJ argues that everyone is entitled to a defense. Wendy questions the assassin just happening to call EJ of all people. Wendy questions when EJ last practiced law. EJ informs her that he offered his services because the enemy of his enemy is his friend. Wendy tells EJ that no one believes he’s innocent in this. Wendy remarks that the past is no concern to her as she’s worried about the future. Wendy warns that if EJ still has a hit out on Ava, that’s a big mistake because nobody killed Susan. EJ asks what she’s talking about. Wendy responds that his mother is still alive.

Chanel asks Johnny if there’s a special occasion she doesn’t know about. Johnny reminds her of when he promised to take her to the rose garden the summer after they got married and says in the meantime, he figured he’d bring the rose garden to her. Chanel calls their time in Italy her favorite time. Chanel then starts sneezing so Johnny offers to get rid of the roses but Chanel says she’ll be fine. Johnny then presents Chanel with cannolis which Chanel notes were Talia’s specialty. Johnny asks if she’s okay after mentioning Talia and if she’s sure about this. Chanel assures that she wants to be with Johnny but feels like she blindsided Talia. Chanel remarks that Talia is known to go off the deep end so she is worried about her doing something rash or stupid…

Jada tells Talia that she’s really sorry to hear about her and Chanel, but she doesn’t understand who she ended up with Shawn since she hardly even knows him. Talia guesses that was the point as they ran in to each other downstairs and she was hurt about Chanel while he had gotten in a big fight with his wife. Talia explains that when the bartender cut them off, they came up here to continue drinking and one thing led to another. Talia adds that when Shawn woke up sober, he felt terrible and she did too. Jada complains that Shawn is married and his wife got Talia out of jail and took her on as a client when nobody else would. Talia says she remembers. Jada questions if Belle even crossed her mind when she was in bed with Shawn. Talia cries that all she wanted was to feel better. Talia admits she screwed up really badly and says sleeping with Shawn was stupid and destructive. Talia guesses that’s just a pattern with her as she makes horrible decisions and hurts good people and that’s never going to change.

Shawn tells Belle that he doesn’t know what to say but he keeps thinking he’s going to be better and then he just can’t seem to break the cycle. Belle reminds him that she told him what she thinks he should do but he doesn’t seem to want the help he needs. Belle asks where they go from here.

Ava asks Harris if he’s sure he’s okay sleeping in the chair. Harris reassures her. Ava can’t stop thinking that if it wasn’t for her, he wouldn’t be here right now. Harris jokes that he would just be in a mental hospital. Ava feels his life is now in danger because of her. Harris points out that nobody forced him to run with her. Ava guesses she’s just worried because it reminds her of when EJ’s brother Jake let her stay as his place and they also just had one bed so he slept on the floor but before long, they fell in love.

EJ laughs at Wendy saying his mother is alive and questions what she’s talking about. Wendy explains that Ava told them that she remembers seeing Susan get out of the car before the accident. EJ mocks Ava suddenly remembering after all these months. Wendy credits her therapy. EJ then questions when she learned of this and when she talked to Ava. EJ guesses that Wendy saw Ava after she escaped from Bayview and that she knows exactly where she is.

Tripp tells Rafe to leave Wendy out of this and claims that he stole her passport and she had nothing to do with this. Rafe questions him forging the new passports. Tripp claims that he watched a video on YouTube. Rafe tells him that he’s not after Wendy or him for that matter. Tripp argues that Rafe is after his mom because he still holds a grudge against her. Rafe states that he’s just trying to do his job. Rafe says that if Ava acted in self-defense and someone tried to kill her, then Tripp should want her brought in so he can help her get the treatment that she needs. Tripp argues that they both know EJ was behind it and that he won’t stop until Ava is dead. Rafe asks if he’s going to help him or not. Tripp says not until he knows Ava’s life is no longer in danger. Rafe asks if he’s saying he knows where she is. Tripp says he didn’t say that. Rafe decides he will have to contact Melinda Trask because he’s left him no choice but to send her after Wendy.

Johnny and Chanel watch a movie together until Chanel falls asleep in his arms.

Jada tells Talia not to talk like making a bad decision is a pattern. Jada says she’s not judging her and acknowledges that she was terribly hurt, was drinking, and did something very reckless but she obviously regrets it. Jada hopes it doesn’t happen again. Talia assures it won’t and that they were just using each other to lessen the pain they were both experiencing and it meant nothing. Talia says that’s why they decided to put it behind them and pretend it never happened.

Shawn tells Belle that he tried to get professional help. Belle argues that it was only for 24 hours and it helped. Shawn thought he could handle it on his own but he realizes Belle is right that it’s too big of a problem for him to handle by himself. Belle asks if that means he will get the help. Shawn states that he will go to AA. Belle argues that he said that before. Shawn asks if she doesn’t believe him. Belle cries that she wants to but she has to see it actually happening before she can believe anything is going to change.

Wendy claims to EJ that she has no idea where Ava is as she wasn’t going to tell her where she was headed. EJ calls Wendy very good at her job but says when an employee proves untrustworthy, that employee has to go. Wendy pleads with EJ not to ship her back to Fairbanks. EJ clarifies that she won’t be working for any DiMera office as he then tells her that she’s fired.

Rafe calls Melinda but Tripp pleads with him not to. Rafe asks if he’s having a change of heart. Tripp asks Rafe to promise to leave Wendy out of this if he tells him where Ava and Harris are. Rafe argues that he’s in no position to make demands, but if he’s honest and his tip pans out then he sees no reason to go after Wendy. Rafe hangs up the phone and asks Tripp where Ava and Harris are.

Johnny covers Chanel with a blanket on the couch as she fell asleep. Johnny goes to leave but Chanel wakes up and asks if she fell asleep. Johnny guesses she didn’t like the movie as much as he did. Chanel blames being up at 4 AM for the Bakery and taking an allergy pill. Johnny tells her it’s okay and she should sleep. Chanel points out that it’s early. Johnny promises he’s not offended. Chanel guesses this is not how he saw their date going. Johnny tells her that they have plenty more dates to go on and kisses her. Johnny tells her to get some sleep as he then exits.

Talia tells Jada that the worst thing about this that upsets her the most is that she keeps disappointing her and feels she’s making Jada ashamed of her. Jada assures she’s not ashamed of her and praises her. Jada adds that she’s so proud that Talia is a doctor, but she’s just disappointed that this is making her hurt. Jada admits she’s concerned about Shawn and Belle, but Talia is her sister and she will always be her main concern. Talia says she’s so lucky to have her. Jada says they’re lucky to have each other as they hug. Talia tells Jada that she should get some sleep and she’ll get out of here to let her have some peace and quiet. Jada encourages that Talia will find someone that loves her for who she is. Talia then exits.

Wendy goes to the hospital and runs in to Tripp. Tripp asks what she’s doing there as he thought she went to work. Wendy reveals that she did but then she got fired. Tripp asks why. Wendy acknowledges that he told her not to go after EJ but she thought she had the perfect opportunity to go through EJ’s phone but he set her up and caught her. Tripp says he’s so sorry. Wendy blames herself for not listening. Tripp hates that this happened but he knows that she’ll find another job where she’s not working for a murderous bastard and for someone who actually appreciates her talents. Wendy says she’ll worry about that later and then reveals to Tripp that she told EJ about Ava thinking Susan is still alive.

Harris assumes things didn’t end well between Ava and Jake DiMera. Ava informs him that the day they got engaged, Jake died. Harris tells her that he’s sorry. Ava adds that she did something incredibly stupid by letting Gabi persuade her into pretending that she and Jake were already married for business reasons so Gabi could take over DiMera, but when EJ found out, he was not pleased and tried to run her out of town. Ava adds that’s when she tried to pay him back by kidnapping his mother and that’s how she got in to this whole mess. Ava states that now she has dragged Harris in to it with her. Harris encourages that it’s going to be okay. Ava questions if it will be since he risked his entire life for her and she couldn’t handle it if something happened to him too.

Shawn tells Belle that he will prove to her that he’s serious about recovery. Shawn offers to call Brady about going to a meeting right now. Belle informs Shawn that Brady isn’t around as he and Alex went to Greece for information about Victor’s death. They talk about Shawn not being asked to go. Shawn acknowledges that his life is a big mess and he has to fix it. Shawn then asks Belle to go to a meeting with him right now which she agrees to. Belle thanks him for asking her. They start to walk off together but run in to Talia. Belle asks Talia how it went with Chanel and if she liked the flowers. Talia informs her that they are no longer seeing each other since Chanel decided to get back with Johnny. Belle worries that she made it worse by bringing it up and apologizes. Talia tells Belle that she’s the last person who should be sorry.

Chanel sits at home and texts Talia that she’s thinking of her and hopes she’s doing ok.

EJ joins Johnny in the living room of the DiMera Mansion. EJ thought Johnny had a date. Johnny says Chanel was tired so they called it early and asks EJ how work was. EJ responds that it was fantastic as he fired Wendy. Johnny questions that and argues that Wendy was his best employee so he hopes it didn’t have anything to do with him. EJ informs Johnny that he caught her snooping at Tripp’s behest just like she did for Johnny as she was trying to tie him to the events with Ava at Bayview which he claims to have nothing to do with. EJ adds that Wendy said that Ava is suddenly claiming that Susan is alive. Johnny asks if he thinks that could be true. EJ doesn’t see how that could be.

Wendy apologizes to Tripp as she knows she wasn’t supposed to say anything but she realized that if EJ knew Susan might still be alive, he might stop going after Ava. Tripp asks what he said. Wendy says that EJ didn’t believe her and she knows she should’ve run it by him first. Tripp says it’s okay as he was pretty close to telling Rafe when he was questioning him. Wendy asks about him being questioned again. Tripp explains that the cops apparently went through the trash and found the pages they ripped out of their passports. Wendy asks if they are in trouble. Tripp says he doesn’t think so because he gave Rafe what he wanted and told him where Ava and Harris are.

Rafe goes to Jada’s room and apologizes for waking her, but informs her that he has a strong lead on where Ava and Harris are. Rafe asks how Jada feels about going with him to London to check it out.

Harris assures Ava that he’s not going anywhere and when this is all over, they will go home and get their lives back. Ava says that’s assuming they don’t get caught by the cops or if EJ kills them. Harris tells Ava that tomorrow, they will look for Susan and get one step closer. Harris advises Ava to trust him which she agrees to do. They then hold hands and say goodnight to each other.

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