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This gets more and more exciting, doesn’t it?


I mean, we’re soon to be parents.


According to Melinda, it’s practically a done deal.

This is the best news ever.


Oh, and how was your visit with Mr. Dorsey at the hospital?

Good. Good. Thank you. The doctors are hopeful for a speedy recovery. I’m sorry I was so late. It’s just–I had to step out of the room while they performed the procedure.

Oh, you waited there alone the whole time?

No. Actually, I wasn’t alone. Nicole was there.

[solemn music]

Hold on, let me write that account number down.

No, no, no, no, don’t write on that!

[doorbell rings]

Theresa? I thought it would take you a week to pack.

[suspenseful music]

Brady! Oh, my goodness!



I just wanted to…


Come see you. Check up on you, see how you’re doing.

Oh, how sweet of you to do this.

Well, I heard a rumor.


That Victor’s friend, Konstantine Meleounis, he was staying here. Is that true?

Yeah, he is. And we had the most wonderful day.


Yeah, I took him on a little tour of Salem. And when we got back here, he cooked this amazing meal-

all Greek delicacies.

Mm? Mm-hmm.

But sadly, he is leaving tomorrow.

Oh. Is he upstairs packing, or?

No, he went back to town to walk off his dinner. He loves it here in Salem. He wanted to take in some more sights. Hmm.


[solemn music]


[knocking on door] Feldman’s here already?


Damn it! Konstantine, I told you to stay put in Greece until you heard from me. What the hell are you doing here?

Let me in, and I’ll tell you. After all, we don’t want anybody knowing that we are friends now, do we?

[suspenseful music]

[soft orchestration] announcer Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Hm. I got to admit, I was surprised to hear that one of Victor’s friends from the old country just popped in without notice. You weren’t expecting him, right?

No, not at all.

Well, he certainly seemed to have brightened your day a little bit.

Well, he has. I mean, mainly because of his connection to my precious husband. I mean, through Konstantine’s stories and that photo album, I’ve gotten to see a handsome young Victor, who’s got his whole life ahead of him. Hmm.

I guess it’s nice to see you smiling again.

Aw. Aw. Well, that’s thanks to Konstantine. Do you know that he came all this way just to lift my spirits?

[ominous music]


What exactly are you doing here?

What kind of friend would I be to the late lamented Victor Kiriakis if I didn’t pay a condolence call on his widow?

You came here to see Maggie?

I brought her an old photo album filled with pictures of a young Victor. I made her a lovely dinner. It’s the least I can do after all. But I also came to catch up with my new friend Theresa. Tell me, dear, are you still trying to get your hooks into Victor’s long-lost son?

Who did you think I was when you were opening the door?

Now why is that any of your business?

Just curious.

What can I do for you, Xander?

Not much, cousin. Just resign as CEO of Titan and give Maggie her job back immediately.

[dramatic music]

I’ll have to call you-

call you back. Did I do something wrong?

No. No. I’m sorry. It’s just that this isn’t scrap paper.

Well, what’s in it?

Just everything we need to know about our baby’s genetic makeup, all in one document.

You got them to print you out another one?

Yeah. After I lost the last copy. But if our baby gets sick, this could prove to be helpful.

True. But there’s another reason to protect this like the precious document it is. It names me as the father of our child. And given that I absolutely adore the mother of our child, it makes me ecstatically happy.



Me too.

Mmm? Good.


Nicole has a funny way of just showing up wherever you seem to be, doesn’t she?


No, it’s just-

it’s just that it’s weirdly coincidental. What was she doing at the hospital, anyway? Is the baby OK? Everything’s-

Yes, the baby is fine. She was just refilling a prescription. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. It’s just that I should have never mentioned her. Because every time I mention Nicole’s name, it just upsets you.

Yeah. It seems it does. That’s-

because I’ll admit I’m envious that she’s pregnant. That she can carry a baby to term.

Sloan. As we discussed before, we’re about to be parents. And like I told you, just like I told Nicole before she picked up her baby’s DNA report, that I don’t need to pass along my genes to a child. I just need to love-

Wait, what did you just say? Nicole picked up her baby’s DNA report? You said she was there to pick up a prescription.

Yeah, she did, but she asked the nurse if she could get another copy of the original baby’s genetics because she lost the original.

Oh, my God.

[suspenseful music]

Hey. Are you OK? I mean, you’re starting to look pale.

Am I?

Yeah, by the way you reacted. Why do you even care about the genetic report in Nicole and EJ’s baby?

Oh, I–I don’t. I don’t care. I just–I just thought that Nicole would be, you know, more careful with something that’s so important about her baby. I just–I hope that she takes everything a little bit more seriously with the rest of the pregnancy, that’s all. Um… Oh, I got a text. I–I have to go. It’s a client. He just got arrested. So now I got to go get him a bail hearing and-

Oh, my God, is it that big of an emergency? I mean, like right now?

Yes, right now. We’re on the clock. And if I don’t go right now, then he’s going to have to spend the night in jail. And that just would not be a good thing.

All right. Do you need a-

do you need a ride?

No, I don’t even know how long I’m going to be there, how long it’s going to take. But I’ll call you, OK? Ah, just think, think, think, think, think, think, think, think!

[inhales] OK. OK. I still have the copy of the report that shows that EJ’s the father. And then the envelope couldn’t have been that different that they give Nicole. If I just-

I get there. I swap the envelopes. I just pray to God they haven’t opened it.

Now why don’t I keep this with my documents in the wall safe?

Good plan.

Also, sorry about writing numbers on it before you stopped me.

One, two-

And baby makes three.


Would you mind if I took a gander at this before we lock it away?

As if you haven’t memorized everything in it anyway.

Well, that may be true, but I wouldn’t mind reading over it again. Can’t have too much information when our new child is concerned.



[phone ringing]


Excuse me.


Oh, I forgot to call that investor back. Ahh, I need to-

I need to take this.

Of course.

EJ DiMera.

[ominous music]



Well, it’s obvious that Victor and Konstantine shared a lot of memories together.


But Granddad never mentioned him to you, did he?

No. I haven’t-

not that I recall, no. But you know your grandfather. He didn’t like to deal with the past. But it’s clear that there was a real bond between them. I mean, it went back to when they were kids. Did you know that Victor loaned Konstantine money to open his own restaurant?

[laughs] Yeah, I’m sure with a hefty interest rate, right?

No, he forgave the loan. And he wouldn’t even accept a single payment, or even free meals.

OK. That doesn’t sound like Victor.

Oh, tell me about it. But I think that shows how important Konstantine was to him. I mean, you know, after so many years of loving that man, Victor was always so unpredictable.

I think we can both agree on that.


But I’ll tell you what this latest revelation, Maggie. It certainly seemed out of character for him.

Oh, you mean about the fact that Alex was his son?

Yeah. That’s exactly what I mean. And honestly, I still can’t believe that he kept that a secret from all of us, for all these years.

You’re wasting your time, Xander. See, the job is mine. Get it? If my dad couldn’t talk me into giving it over to Maggie-

Your dad? Which–which dad?

Go to hell.

Oh, that was a silly question because obviously, you’re talking about your fake dad, the one that’s still around. But let’s talk about what your biological father wanted-

your biological father who did not name you CEO in his will. So don’t you think you should honor his wishes? I mean, if I were his son, that’s-

that’s what I’d do.

[suspenseful music]

Well, in answer to your question, exhibit A, my packed suitcases. I’m going from here straight to Alex’s apartment.

You’re moving in with him?

You catch on quick, huh?

And you certainly don’t waste any time, do you?

From what I remember, neither do you.


[clicks tongue] Victor, Victor, Victor. Leave it to you to blow up everything in your last will and testament.


Room service!

[dramatic music]

Who are you? You don’t work for the hotel.

Where is it? There it is!

Hey! What are you doing? Give me that!

What the hell? I’m supposed to be in this will! Victor left me nothing?

Not your favorite day, was it?

It got better as the day went on as I recall-

for both of us.

This was a lovely surprise.

Well, thank you. I was driving by. I saw your lights on. I thought, oh, I’ll just pop in and see you.

[laughs] I’m glad you did. How is everything going?

Oh, fine. Fine, except for worrying night and day about-

about Belle. Have you spoken to her?

Recently? No, I haven’t. How’s she doing?

Well, to hear Belle tell it, she’s got everything under control.

Only after her husband left the country and went into rehab.

Yeah. I’ve been trying to spend some time with her, but, you know, who wants her mother hovering all the time? I thought maybe you could check on her.

Of course, I can. I’m happy to help.

Good. And I’m sorry, if you and Sloan are in the-

where’s Sloan?

Yes, we’ll touch base again at the end of the week. Good night. Well, now that I have that all sorted, shall we take another look at this report again?

Yes. But first, I’m going to check on Holly and see if she needs any help with her homework.

Meanwhile, I’ll get started on mine.

[laughs] And let me know if you find anything new and surprising.


[blows kiss]

[ominous music]

[sighs] Well, Alex certainly didn’t waste any time, did he? Stepping into the role of Victor’s son.

Mm-hmm, he certainly staked out his claim at Titan.

Yeah, he also quit Basic Black without any notice whatsoever. I heard he offered you a position in the company.

Oh, he did. I turned him down, obviously. Alex and I are like oil and water. I mean, it’s somewhat surprising considering how well his father and I got along.

[gentle music] Hm.

I appreciate your concern. Actually, I don’t. Because you’re not Victor’s son. That would be me. That is why my take on what he wanted is the only one that counts.

He did not want you running this company, Alex.

Then why did he give me controlling interest?

Perhaps so you could show some character, not run his widow out.

OK. Yeah, yeah. First of all, when it comes to challenging character issues, you’re a joke. Second of all, I happen to have, A, the character to be staying in this very modest apartment while I’m allowing Maggie to run the Kiriakis mansion-

which I own–as she sees fit.

Wow, what a guy.

[laughs] What do you want? What do you–you’re here to beg for a job?

Oh, no, the last thing I want from you is a job, Alex. I’m just here because I still can’t believe this insanity. Oh, so Victor tore up his old will and what? Wrote a new one that cut the rest of us out just to give you half? You tell me, why the hell does that make any sense?

[suspenseful music]

For the record, I was interested in Alex before I met you and before I read a single word of Victor’s will.

Perhaps. But after you got a sneak peek, you were like a heat-seeking missile.

Well, I didn’t want to take any chances. And then when Alex and Brady came back, I purposely asked Brady if I could stay with him. And as expected, he turned me down. He was harsh, cruel, actually. And I let it all play out right in front of Alex.

You knew he’d take pity. Well played.

Well, it helps when you know the man is about to inherit a fortune, and he doesn’t even have a clue.

Hm. My father helped give that man a start. Without that seed money, there never would have been Titan. Victor would never have amassed his fortune. I’m the one who talked him into writing a new will-

and still, he left me out of it.

Are you done ranting? Or do I have to call security to haul you out of here?

Depends. Do you want your friends Alex and Brady to know you’ve been reading Victor’s will?

Who the hell are you, anyway?

I am Konstantine Meleounis.

You are the one who’s supposed to help find Victor’s letter.

Alex and Brady are on what you Americans might call a wild goose chase, but not for much longer.

How did you know to come here? How did you know the will was here?

I didn’t. I had a man watch the place. And when the head of the ISA showed up with a battered briefcase, I made an educated guess. I needed to just how generous my old friend decided to be.

Yeah, well, it turns out he wasn’t really very generous with anyone, was he? Except for his wife and his son.

[scoffs] A son he didn’t care enough about to even acknowledge when he was alive. And who is this young man, anyway? And where is this so-called letter that explains everything?

I have no idea.

[suspenseful music]

This must be it, right? The one on top? And it hasn’t even been opened yet. Why don’t we read it together-

shall we?


Victor’s long lost son is-

Xander Cook?

Mm. Never saw that coming.

Nor did I. But I do know that Victor had an affair with his brother Titus’s wife. And the product of that affair was-

Xander? This can’t be right. Xander is Victor’s son?

Apparently so.

Oh. And Victor left him half of everything? I mean, do you even understand what a piece of garbage this man is?

I understand that quite well. My father did business with him. Papa was getting older. His judgment had slipped. And Xander robbed that old man blind. And now this criminal, he’s a gazillionaire and I get nothing? Oxi!

I mean, just the irony that there’s two Alexanders in this family and this waste of space is the one who’s going to get the huge payday. Why couldn’t it have been the handsome, charming Alex?


Maybe it still could be.

It is a pity that your friend Alex will never know what we have done for him.

Xander, if you want to know why Victor waited until his last will and testament to reveal that I’m his son, hire a psychic. I moved on.

Well, that’s easy to do when you’re on the receiving end of a fortune.

Yes. Yes. Yes. I have the money. I have the job. I also just found out that the man that I thought was my father my whole life isn’t really my father.

Oh, give me a break, Alex. You know your place in the family is barely changed at all. You’ve always been loved and accepted, unlike me. I mean, I’ve always been treated like the black sheep, like I’m barely even qualified to landscape the ground.

Aw, poor you.

Yeah, poor me. Do you have any idea what I’d have done to have Victor acknowledge me the way he finally acknowledged you? No, he always treated me like I was an outsider, like-

and worse, I was an embarrassment. So you’ll excuse me if I don’t feel sorry for you, Alex. As far as I’m concerned, you are one lucky bastard.

Sloan, she just left. She had to go deal with a client’s bail situation.

Oh. At this time of night?

Life of a criminal lawyer. I know she’ll be sorry she missed you.

Well, no, she won’t.

[laughs] She’s uncomfortable around me.

Maybe because she knows that you don’t like her?

No, I just don’t know her all that well.

Mom, maybe we can fix that. I know a lot of people don’t really like Sloan. But I know her better than anyone. She’s got a big heart, and she makes me happy.

That’s all I care about. So then she’s fine with me.


[ominous music]


[doorbell ringing]

Harold? Harold!

[sighs] I suppose even the help are allowed a dinner break.

[dramatic music]

I can’t tell you how good it is to see you optimistic about the future. And if that’s because of Sloan, then I am grateful.

Thank you.

I’d also love to have a beautiful little grandbaby.


You know? And you deserve this. You deserve to have someone love you who is true and loyal. And that-

that seems to be Sloan. You also deserve to have a child.

[gentle music]

I love you.

Hello? Hello?

[suspenseful music] Looks like the Halloween pranksters showed up early this year.

[door shuts] Nicole? Uh, OK, what was that noise?

[sighs] Maggie, here’s what I don’t get. Granddad knew that it would be shocking for all of us. I mean, he knew that it would be devastating for Justin, for you, for Alex-

knowing that Alex was his long lost son. Yet he just left us all to sort it out? I don’t understand. I don’t understand why he would just let Alex’s true paternity remain a secret all these years.

I wish I had the answer for you. But you know, if God granted me one more minute with that man, that is the exact question that I would ask him-


Oh, I get why you and every other shallow idiot in this town thinks that I should be eternally grateful for my good fortune. Just kind of hard to see it that way when your whole damn world’s been turned upside down.

You know, when I came over here, I thought you’d be gloating. I wasn’t expecting a pity party.

No, I’m not looking for anybody to feel sorry for me. But if you think for a single second that I would have traded Justin as my dad for Victor’s money, you don’t know a damn thing about me. You call me lucky? At least you know who you are. You know who your parents are. And I find it highly unlikely that you will ever be told that you are all wrong. And that your life was a lie.

Don’t tell me you’re having second thoughts.

No. Of course not. Doesn’t mean I don’t feel somewhat guilty about it, though.

You feel guilty? For robbing the swine of his birthright?

Hell no. Xander can live on the streets for all I care. It’s Alex.

What is there to feel guilty about Alex? We made him rich!

We also made him fatherless.

What do you mean it still could be Alex?

This letter from Xander’s mother talking about her affair with Victor and the child it produced, well, it’s sort of vague.

Vague? How?

I’m just saying that it wouldn’t be that hard to substitute “Anjelica Deveraux” at the bottom of the letter.

Anjelica is?

Alex’s mother.


And see, I know enough about their past to know there’s nothing in this letter that would contradict it.

So Alex becomes the heir and-

Xander ends up with nothing?

He would squander all the money away, anyway.

Agreed. But why Alex Kiriakis? Why make him the wealthy man in Xander’s stead?

We have a connection going. We’ve already talked about going out. He seems real interested. And if I can make something happen fast, something between us before he learns that he’s the heir, then he won’t have to question me going after him for his inheritance.

That is quite a plan.

It would be so simple. I wouldn’t even have to tweak the will. All it says is that he leaves half of his inheritance to the son he never acknowledged-

no name. I can make this happen.

You mean, we can make this happen.


I have access to equipment. I can bring you a brand new letter, one forged so well that no one will question it. We both bring something to this equation, Theresa. And when it comes to Victor’s fortune, there’s more than enough to go around. Partners?

[suspenseful music]

Alex asked me to move in with him, but getting him to pop the question, well, I don’t know how long that’s going to take. So I can’t promise you when you’re going to get your payday.

Then I’ll just have to find a way to stick around for a while.

Little bit of advice, cousin. Maybe keep the sob story about your parentage to yourself. No one likes to hear billionaires whine about their hurt feelings.

Xander. What are you doing here?

I was just leaving. Why are you here?

She’s moving in.

[laughs] That’s who you thought I was when I came here earlier? Why am I not surprised? Victor has a new rich son, and Theresa’s already on the case.



Do not listen to him. He’s jealous. And wishes all this happened to him instead of me.


How was your walk?

It was lovely. I passed by these in the park and thought of you.

Daffodils. They’re my favorite.

I believe Victor told me that once.

I can’t believe you remembered that. I also don’t believe that they were blooming in the park in October.

[laughs] I had the feeling I would not get away with that story. You are too clever.

You bought them for me.

It was the least I can do after I spent the night. Oh, Maggie, meeting you and seeing the town Victor called home, it has been magical. However-

However what?

My time here has come to an end, Maggie.

Oh. Does it have to?

I never planned to stay more than a day or so, so.

Plans change.

[stammers] I mean, if there’s nothing urgent for you back in Greece, you’re more than welcome to stay with Victor’s family as long as you like.

A night was one thing. Asking to stay longer would be such an imposition.

You didn’t ask. I offered. Having you here, it would be a pleasure.

Oh. Oh, hi.

Hey, you’re back quicker than I thought.

Well, sometimes these things just work out.


Hello, Marlena. Nice to see you.

Hello, Sloan. Nice to see you, too.

I was just walking my mom out.

Yeah. But you know what? We were just actually talking about you before you came in. Eric was telling me about all the wonderful things coming up in your life.

Glad to hear it.

But we’ll have to get together. You know, why don’t-

why don’t you both come to supper?

Yeah, I would like that.


Good. Good. I’ll–I’ll call you with some dates, and we’ll-

we’ll get it set up.




[door shuts]

[suspenseful music]

Oh, did you finish your homework?

Oh, I was interrupted. And now I have to take another work call. So I’ll get to my homework a little later. In the meantime, I’m going to put this precious document with very important information about our soon-to-be-born little one into the safe so we don’t lose it again.


And no one will have access to it but Mommy and Daddy.

Ooh. Excellent plan, Daddy.



[suspenseful music]

[shredder whirring]


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