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Hey. Hey, Alex. What are you doing here? Can’t a father stop by to see his son?

Excuse me. May I help you? I apologize for showing up unannounced. Your valet Henderson told me I would find you in here. I’m sorry, but who are you? My name is Constantine Miliones. I was a close, personal friend of your late husband. You and Victor were friends? Lifelong friends. I’m here to offer my sincere apologies to you for the loss of such a great man.

I can only imagine how hard this must feel for you and your family.

Yeah, Teresa Tate is fine. He is settling in the guest room. Yeah, no, no, listen, I’ll tell him that you said goodnight. Yeah, no, I will. I gotta go. Okay, I’ll talk to you later.

Chloe, hey. Hi, uh, can I come in? Yeah, yeah, sure, of course. So, what’s up? I came to say goodbye. I’m leaving Salem.

You’re leaving town with Chloe? I know this must seem sudden. Well, yeah, you could say that. You just got back. Are you and Chloe back together? Just friends. Friends leaving town together. Not… Together, together, just, uh, you know, at the same time. To the same city. I will admit, I still have feelings for Chloe.

Does she still have feelings for you? She does. But, she just ended things with Xander, and… I don’t want to get ahead of myself. Oh, so going to New York is… Is about each of us getting a fresh start. Hmm. And hey, New York’s not that far away. We’ll be back! You and Sean can visit whenever you want. Well, that’s not gonna happen.

Why not? What do you mean? Well, I guess I don’t know where things stand with Sean and me. You see, he… Cheated on me.

I really appreciate you arranging this on such short notice. I um, I need to get my life back on track. Especially after all the mistakes that I’ve made.

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

So, are you moving to New York because of what happened with Xander? Yes, and no, but it was definitely a part of the decision making. But mostly I just. I feel like I need to hit the reset button and be close to Parker. Yeah, well he’s gonna be psyched to have his mom in the same zip code, that’s for sure.

Not as psyched as his mom will be. You know, Theresa and I, we don’t, uh, we don’t agree on much, but we do agree that it is nice to have Tate with us. Oh yeah, how’s that going? He’s a teenager, you know, so, we’re working through it. It’s fine. Well, that’s good. It’ll be good for him to be around you. Yeah, I, um, I’m hoping.

When do you leave? Tomorrow morning. Oh. Uh, with Phillip. What?

Yeah, Phillip is moving to New York as well.

Uh, so. Sean’s been cheating on you with his partner’s sister. Well, he said it only happened once. Just like a, I don’t know, a drunken one night thing. But, I mean, I believe him. He doesn’t really have a reason to lie to me at this point. So, are you guys trying to work things out? Uh, actually, we’re not. No point.

No point. I don’t think that there’s anything that we could do to get this back on track. I think my marriage may be over. Uh, Talia, are you, uh, you looking for your sister? No, um, actually, I came to see you. I figured we should probably talk, seeing that now your wife knows about us. Yeah, you, uh, you heard about that.

Yeah. So where do you guys stand? You think she’d be able to forgive you? I don’t know. Belle’s This might be her breaking point.

How you doing? Nice and chilled. Yep. I,

um, just want to state the obvious. You are still my son. In every way that counts. And nothing will change that. I hope you feel that way too.

I do. Of course I do. I’m sorry if I didn’t react well when I first found out the truth.

But now that I’ve had some time to process it, I need you to know that I love you. Very much. I’m grateful for you. I’m grateful for my brothers. I’m very relieved to hear you say that. Come here. I love you, Alex. I love you, too. I love you, too. Now, um, What about Maggie? What about it? Well, I heard you took her spot as CEO of Titan.

Yeah, I did. I’m Victor’s heir. Uh huh. So, does that mean you’ll be staking your claim to the family home next?

Thank you.

You have a lovely home, Mrs. Kiriakis. Thank you. It feels kind of empty, though, without my husband. Victor spoke of you often. I know how much he loved and he cherished you. Thank you for saying that. Mr. Melionis. Oh, please, Chris. Constantine. Constantine. Yes. But surely, you didn’t come all this way just to…

Share condolences. A letter or phone call felt too impersonal. Besides, I have something for you.

Sean, I’m so sorry that you have to go through this. Maybe after your wife is done with the shock and the anger, you guys can move past this. Nah, it’s, it’s a lot more complicated than that. God, I just hate the thought that I’m the one responsible for breaking up your marriage. No, listen, my marriage was on rocky ground before you even entered the picture.

And so, if this is the end, the blame falls directly

on me. Some people would say I had this coming. Who the hell would say that? Jan Spears. Jan Spears is a jealous psychopath. Okay, then. My sister, Sammy. Oh, come on. Sammy would not want your marriage to fall apart. Oh, right. After I slept with EJ, she warned me that karma was going to bite me in the ass one day.

You know what? Who cares what Sammy or Jan thinks? Even if they’re right? I mean, come on, Philip. I cheated on Sean with EJ DiMera. Hell, I cheated on him with you. You and Sean weren’t married when we were together. We were engaged. We were basically kids then. And didn’t you tell me that you and Sean were separated when you slept with EJ?

We were on a break. That’s the defense you think I should use? And, and what about the guy in Maine? Belle, I know Sean. I promise you he hasn’t been sitting around waiting to even the score. Look, I can see that you’re hurt and angry. Why wouldn’t you be? But you can’t give up on your marriage. Sean’s in a dark place, but you can help him.

Go talk to him, Val. Right now.

Okay. Okay, I will, but only because you’re so insistent. I am! Because I know you two are meant to be together. Well, am I gonna see you again before you leave for New York? Probably not. What’s been really nice, having you back after all this time. And I am so proud of you for getting our life back together.

Sean can do it too. Now, go tell that jerk you still love him.

So, you’re giving Phillip another chance, huh? No, we are not. Moving to New York, both of us at the same time, but like I said, we are not a couple. Yeah, yeah, but there’s a chance that you two might end up getting together, right? Could happen. I mean, sure, yeah, it could. You know, he still loves me, and I still have unresolved feelings for him.

And I would understand why you’d think it’d be crazy for me to even consider that, considering everything that he put us through. But at the end of the day, I hope that you trust me to make the right choices.

All I’ve ever wanted is for you to be happy. That’s it. I shouldn’t be surprised. I mean, you two were high school sweethearts, and you… You never really get over your first love. I don’t think that’s true. I do. Because you were my first love. And I don’t think I’m ever gonna really get over you.

What is that warning about Greeks wearing gifts? I assure you, this is no Trojan horse. Please, open it. Thank you. My goodness. A photo album? It belonged to my parents. Oh. It’s beautiful.

Oh, these pictures. Oh, is that Victor? It most certainly is. Oh. I’ve never seen a photo of him at this age. He was so young and handsome. There are many pictures of him in there. Our families were very close. Hmm. He had such style. Well, and that twinkle in his eye. I wanna thank you for letting me see this. I appreciate it.

It is yours to keep. I hope it brings you comfort for days and years to come. It’s such a special gift. I, how can I ever repay you? Do you know Victor loaned me money when I started my restaurant? I didn’t know that. And when I tried to repay him, he wouldn’t accept a penny. He wouldn’t even take the free meals I offered when he visited.

So, let’s consider it even. Besides, I would consider your smile payment enough.

You’re making it sound like I just kicked Auntie Maggie to the curb. Well, didn’t you? No. I offered for her to stay on and come work for me. Huh. How gracious of you. More gracious than Maggie was when she fired my ass. Oh, so who can blame you for, you know, wanting a little payback, right? No, no, no, no, that’s not what’s going on here.

Then what is it? Like I said, I’m Victor’s heir. I know this business. I belong at the top of his company. Yes, Maggie was his wife, and despite our differences, I know she and Victor loved each other very much. And I would never do anything to intentionally hurt her.

So you were sincere when you offered her a job. Of course. And as far as the mansion goes, Victor left half of it to me. He left the other half to Maggie. So even if I wanted to give her the boot, I couldn’t do it. And I don’t, I don’t want to. You believe me, right?

Yeah, I do. I believe you. Alright, thank you. And I, I’m sorry if I was, uh, you know, so accusatory. I didn’t really know how it all went down, Alex. Hey, I get it. I get why you’d be worried. But, I’m telling you, it’s not like I just found out that Victor is my bio dad, and now I’m suddenly swimming in this pool of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck.

Now there’s an image. I’m still me, alright?

I’m just trying to come to terms with this, new reality, like everybody else.

Seriously, Mom? You really gonna pretend you don’t see me sitting here? What I would really like to get ensnared in Chloe’s web again.

I really want you to know that I’m sorry for, uh, everything. You have nothing to apologize for. Um, are you forgetting that all the hell that Kristen and Rachel put you through? Come on. No, I haven’t forgotten that, but Brady, you tried your best in an impossible situation. Yeah, but my best wasn’t good enough, because here we are again, saying goodbye.

Listen. I want you to know that I don’t regret a single moment of our time together. Really? Come on, not a single, I mean, what about the times that Kristen threatened you? I mean, multiple times, right? Okay, maybe a moment or two, but seriously, sitting here with you as a friend, I’m so grateful for all of it.

And you will always be here, in my heart. Always. And you will be fine.

Listen, Sean, we both made bad decisions that night. I mean, you were hurt about your grandfather and your dad, and I was hurt about the breakup with Chanel. You add alcohol to that and stir it up, and… Yeah, it’s a perfect recipe for disaster. Exactly. So, Sean… How about you give yourself the same grace that you’re giving me?

You’re a great guy, okay? And everybody knows that except for you.

I hope I’m not interrupting.

Belle. I need to speak to my husband, do you mind? Yeah, no, no, of course. I was just leaving anyways. Bye, Sean.

Tell her she came here to apologize. I’m not here to talk about

Talia. Okay. What is it you want to talk about? You and me. I am hurt and I hate what you did. But I would like to try to forgive you. And get this behind us so that we can try and save our marriage.

Look, okay, um, I’d better get going if I’m gonna be ready to leave tomorrow. I have so much packing to do. I’m

gonna miss you. I’m really gonna miss you too.

Hey, you fill up my vest, will ya? Really? You mean that? Yeah, really. No, no, of course. No, I do. Listen. I want you to have the best life. Whatever that means. And if you can find it in your giant heart to forgive Phillip, then maybe I’m not ready too, but he must be on the right track.

Chloe is the reason that you were in a mental hospital halfway across the world. Chloe didn’t do anything wrong. Oh my God. Well, no, because she never does. But the people who get involved with her, their lives end up in ruins. That’s not true.

Phillip. You did terrible things. She made you crazy. Literally. And I’m better now. Okay. So why risk relapse by running off to New York with her? You’re, you’re barely back on your feet. And I know Chloe. I know her. She will drag you down again. Look, I know it’s easy to blame Chloe for how things ended up last time.

But she didn’t make me do all those unspeakable things to her and Brady. And we’re not running off to New York together. Okay, so what do you call it? Two friends, with history, getting a fresh start. History. Okay, so is that what they call toxic baggage these days? Because that’s what you share. And if you value yourself at all, you will call off this trip before it’s too late.


I hope I didn’t make you sad. No, no. This was, this beautiful. Seeing Victor so young, I, I felt like I was, I was getting to know a whole new side of my husband. I’m glad I could provide you with a small glimpse into his past. Yeah. But you can’t say that man didn’t have a lust for life. Oh, he embraced life like no man I’ve ever known before or since.

I really should be going. You aren’t heading straight back to Greece, I hope. Oh, no. This old body cannot handle jet lag the way it used to. So then, you’re staying in Salem? For a while, at least. Victor told me so much about this strange and special place. I’m excited to explore it. Where are you staying? I was hoping you could help with that.

Would it be possible for you to recommend a decent motel that is not too expensive? A motel? Oh no, no, no, no, no, I won’t hear this. No friend of Victor Kiriakis is staying in a motel. You’ll just, you’ll stay here. Oh no, I could not impose. Have you seen the size of this place? Trust me, it’s not an imposition.

But you don’t even know me. Tonight, I have felt closer to Victor. Since, I don’t know, since I lost him. And that’s thanks to you, Constantine. So, you are staying here in Victor’s home. And I won’t hear another word to the contrary.

Now that we’ve established that you won’t be forcing Victor’s widow out into the street, I was wondering if, um, if I’m moving back in? You are lord of the manor. Or at least half of the manor. Doesn’t make much sense staying in a modest apartment when you co own a sprawling estate. You want me to move back in?

Yeah. It would be nice to have you there. Sheesh. Most parents can’t wait for their grown ass kids to move out. Well, technically, I’m the one who’s freeloading. I’ll think about it. In the meantime, just keep an eye on things over there for me, huh? Well, there’s not much to keep an eye on. It’s just Maggie and Bonnie and me in a big, old house with a full staff.

I will think about it. Got it.

Alice, um, I’m proud of you. For what? For not swimming in a pool of gold coins. It’s heady stuff to be handed all that money and all that power at your age. I’ve seen it up close, how it can corrupt. How it can change a person. And I can tell already that you’re not letting it go to your head. I’m trying my best.

If you ever start to look at me, and not recognize me, you’re gonna let me know. Right? Dad. I’ll let you know, son. I promise. I gotta get to work.

Thanks for the beer. Pleasure.

Oh, hi. Hi, Marlena. Hi. I thought I heard voices out here. I’m assuming you had company. Yeah, yeah, I did. Uh, Chloe, Chloe was here. Oh, honey, are you all right? I just found out that she’s, uh, she’s moving to New York. With Philip. We’ve, we’ve been over for a while, but I’m gonna miss her. I know you will. You’ve always had a very, very special relationship.

Yeah. Sorry. That’s the office.


The plans are made, Mom. I’m going to New York. Liz, Chloe. Yes? You are aware that she just broke up with, uh, Xander Cook, right? So? So? You don’t think there’s a possibility this is just an elaborate ploy to make him jealous? Chloe’s done with Xander. She told me she’s over him, and I believe her. Well, there’s your first mistake.

Look, Chloe and I were taking things slow. Believe me, I have no interest in feeling how I felt last time. I hated who I became. I won’t let that happen again. How do you know? I know, because… Mom, I learned my lesson. You don’t have to worry about me. Of course I have to worry about you. I worry about you because I’m your mother.

And because I love you more than anything. I know. And I know you just want the best for me.

I thought that I had lost you forever. I watched you struggle through this whole past year and then come out of it. Only to find out that you’ve lost your father.

If you and dad hadn’t helped me get the best care possible. I could have ended up in prison. Or locked away in Bayview. Well, Victor and I did what we did because we loved you and we believed in you. And I still do. I love you too. More than you even realize.

Hi. Sorry to interrupt. Uh,

I wasn’t expecting this. Yeah, neither was I actually. I was ready to… Give up, but I think that if we put in the time that maybe we can get through this, you know, we’ve come this far, haven’t we? I think our marriage and our family deserve a chance to heal. Yeah. Uh, Belle, I can’t tell you how, how nice it is to hear you say this.

That you want to, that you want to forgive me and that you want to work on our marriage. But, um, I’m not going to be here to do that. Let me

get this straight. You, you quit Basic Black to go back to Titan and I got to hear about it from HR. And then I get to hear about my grandfather’s will from Bonnie of all people? I meant to call you. Call me? I think that’s a face to face scenario. You’re absolutely right, and that’s what I should have done.

I’m, I’m sorry. It’s just that things have been a little chaotic recently. So, you’re Victor’s son? How about that, huh? How about that, yeah. Listen, when I found out that he left me half of his estate, I felt like I owed it to the old man’s memory to go back there and run Titan properly. But yes, I should have let you know right away.

Yeah, well, especially considering I hired you right after Maggie gave you your walking papers, right? I know, I know. But I’m gonna make it up to you, and I already figured out how. This should be rich. It is. Almost as rich as I am. That’s, that’s, that’s good. I’m kidding, I’m kidding, I’m kidding, I’m kidding.

Basic Black’s exclusivity rights with DiMera Enterprises. It’s ending soon, right? That is correct. You should come on over to Titan. We will make you a better deal than you’ve ever had with DiMera. And then you will be a part of the Empire. Think about it. Victor’s son and Victor’s grandson back together again.

Wow. First you… You stabbed me in the back, and now you want to own me. You really are Victor’s son, aren’t you? Okay.

Hello? Hello there. Oh, Justin, you’re home. Um, I’d like for you to meet, um, Constantine… Meliunas. Meliunas. He’s, he’s, um, Constantine was a very dear friend of your Uncle Victor’s. Oh, Justin Kiriakis. Nice to meet you. A pleasure. I’ve heard so much about you and your family. Yeah, well, uh, so you’re, you came to offer your condolences?

Yes. All the way from Greece. But he’s going to be staying with us for a while.

So, Philip just told me about your plan. And? And?

If my son’s happy, then I’m happy. Thanks for saying that, Mom. Yes, thank you, Kate. So, I’m sure you have a lot of details to iron out before you depart, so I will let you get to that. I’ll stop by to say goodbye to Mara before we leave. You better. Hmm.

Did Chloe… Yes? Be careful of my son’s heart.

Oh, wow, that went a lot better than I expected. Yeah, it did. How’d it go with Brady? Uh, he wished us both well. Really? Even me? Even you. Wow. Generous of them. Thought we were gonna get nothing but grief. I think we should consider this a good sign. I agree. Oh, I almost forgot. I saw Belle. Oh yeah? How’s she doing?

Not well. You know that rough patch she and Sean have been going through? Yeah? It just got a whole lot rougher. You’re going away? Yeah, I found an outpatient rehab center near where my dad’s being treated. Oh, okay. Well, that makes sense. You would want to be near your mom and your dad. Yeah, Ben and Ciara are both there.

I’ll be able to spend some time with my little nephew. Yeah, that’ll be good. You’ll have your whole family there to support you. So, how long are you thinking? Like, six weeks? I mean, I can give up some of my caseload. It might be hard, but I think I can do it, even if it’s just for a little while. Or, I can, I can put in a leave of absence like you did, probably here at the Salem PD, we can get a short term rental.

Belle, I’m, I’m not gonna be gone for just a couple of months. Oh. Okay, well, how long are you thinking? I don’t know. As long as it takes for me to get my head on straight. But the thing is, I, um, Like, I need to do this without you.

Oh wow, poor Belle. I mean, I knew that things were rocky between her and Sean, but I never thought he’d do something like this. She’s pretty messed up over it. But, I convinced her not to give up on Sean without a fight. I’ll be sure to check in with her before we leave tomorrow. Who knows, Belle’s talk with Sean goes well, maybe we can all have a going away breakfast.

A last blast gang send off. I’d like that. So, we’re really doing this? Yeah, looks like it. No expectations. No promises. But a whole lot of hope.

So you don’t want me to go with you? Look, if, if you’re there, my focus is going to be on trying to, to save our marriage. And what I need to be focused on, trying to save myself. And you don’t think that I can help? It’s, Bella, I don’t, it’s like they, it’s like they tell you on an airplane. Right before you take off.

You know, in case the, uh, the cabin loses pressure, you’d… Put your mask on yourself first, yeah? Look, I can’t be worried about whether or not our marriage has oxygen when I can’t breathe myself. So you can’t breathe when I’m around, that’s what you’re saying? No, no, no, Bella, it’s not… I’m not… I’m not saying this right.

I… I just need some… I need some time away to work on my problems. If you and I are gonna ever stand a chance of rebuilding our marriage.

I’m sorry. I hope that you, uh, I hope you understand. Yeah, I get it. I don’t like it, but I get it. I think what I don’t understand is why you can lean on your mom and your sister but not me. I’m your wife. I know, Susan. This is not about me choosing them over you. It’s not. It’s about me showing up for them.

Showing up for them and facing what it is that I’ve done. When I left my dad and I came back here, I just… I just spiraled down, and not only did I, did I not see the damage that I caused, I left, I left my sister and my mom there to pick up the pieces, and I just feel like I need to be there with them, you know, to help myself heal.

And when you do that, are you gonna come home to me?

Yes. I want that more than anything.

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