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[door clicks open]

Good, you’re home.

Yeah. Well, I got the message that you wanted to talk. It sounded urgent.

[soft dramatic music]

It is.

Okay.So what’s going on?

But before you get married to Sloan and you start a family, you have to look into your heart, see how you really feel. Darling, that’s only fair to Sloan.

[sighs] Okay. Look, Eric, whatever it is you want to say, just say it.

This calls for a celebration.

And how nice of EJ to provide the champagne. Here is to–

[door opens]

What hell kind of a game are you two playing?

EJ, how nice of you to join us. Gabi was about to propose a toast.

Here’s to your shotgun wedding.

And your early retirement. Enjoy it, brother.

You had your fun with that stunt downstairs, but you need to stop. Enough of this asinine charade where you pretend to take over DiMera. You know damn well that isn’t happening.

Oh, but it is.

Oh, and there’s nothing pretend about it.

See, Li turned his shares over to me and Gabi, and that makes us majority shareholders, which means you’re out.


[tense music]

Thanks for calling to check on me Dr. Evans.

Well, our session was very productive, but it was also very intense. I just wanted to see how you’re feeling

Good. Grateful. Without you I might never have made the connection between what happened with Xiao Xing and my desperate need to hold on to Gabi.

Well, you should be very proud. You made a lot of progress, but there’s a lot we have yet to work on.

Even though my fixation with Gabi is a thing of the past?

You know, I’m glad you’re feeling so positive about it, but you’re really not out of the woods yet. I think we need to work some more on it. In fact, you know, your feelings for Gabi–

I have no feelings for Gabi. Not anymore. She’s as good as dead to me.

[tense music]

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

So EJ, now that Li has signed his shares over to me and Gabi, there’s nothing preventing us from calling an emergency shareholders meeting and ousting you as CEO.

You actually tricked that poor man into believing you’d been kidnapped.

Ah, poor man? He tried to kill my husband. He admitted it on tape.

A tape you use to blackmail him into giving you his shares.

EJ, I did what I had to do. Isn’t that the DiMera way?

Oh. Oh. You, Gabriella, are no DiMera.

Oh, but she is, EJ. She’s my wife.

She’s a scheming bitch, and you’re the idiot she has wrapped around her gold digging little finger. How ashamed father would be to know that you’re co-mingling with such inferior stock.

Says the product of father taking a turkey baster to an unhinged Elvis fanatic.

Oh, oh, oh. Easy now. Wouldn’t want my husband to spill some blood on that nice suit of yours, at least not before you and Nicole take some lovely wedding photos.

[dramatic music]

Well, Eric, you’re starting to make me nervous, okay? Can you just please say whatever it is you wanted to say.

What I want to say is that… I want us to get married today.

[soft dramatic music]


[laughing] Okay. Well, what brought this on? I mean, what made you think you want to get married today of all days?

Hey, listen, if you’re happy I’m– I’m happy for you. I mean, this is what you want, right? Not just because of the baby?

I do love EJ.

Is it so wrong for us to– for me to want to spend the rest of our lives together?

No, but it just seems a little… spur of the moment.

It is still what you want, right?

More than anything.

Then what are we waiting for?

Johnny and Holly are putting away the food.

Ooh, great. Hopefully EJ and I can enjoy some of those sliders after he finishes setting Gabi and Stefan straight. He just went upstairs.

Yeah, a real class act, those two, hijacking your wedding with some bogus claims that they’re firing EJ.

Right? You better beef up security when you and Stephanie tie the knot.

[tense music]


Everett. What are you still doing in Salem?

I–I live here now.

[soft dramatic music]

You live in Salem? Since when?

I just accepted a job here.

Okay. That makes no sense. When we were together in Seattle, you were this hotshot newspaper reporter, hustling like crazy to land big stories so you could move to a major market like New York or DC. Why would you want to work in Salem?

Well, I got a good offer. This guy named Xander Cook just hired me to be the new Editor in Chief at “The Salem Spectator.” Apparently, the previous editor suddenly just left town.

Yeah. My cousin Gwen. I heard she took off, but… I still don’t get it. Why would you want to work at a local paper? That seems like a big step backward.

Yeah. Restarting my career after the accident hasn’t gone as smoothly as I’d hoped.

You couldn’t get your old job back? By the time I recovered, they’d already filled the position. They offered me freelance work, but not exactly going to pay the bills. This gig at “The Spectator” may not win me a Pulitzer, but it does offer a pretty decent salary and chance to start fresh.

Yeah, in my hometown.

Will that be an issue?

I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have assumed you and Stephanie were getting married. I obviously upset you.

No, no, no. It’s– it’s fine. Yeah. But back to the fiasco at your wedding. EJ told me that he wasn’t on the best terms with Gabi and Stefan, but I had no idea it was that bad. Just when you think they couldn’t sink any lower.

[tense music]

You may have Li Shin’s shares, but the board will never approve my removal. The board has nothing to do with it.

Yeah, the shareholders decide. I’ve called a meeting for this afternoon, and once we give you the boot, we can get started on remaking Stephano’s company as we see fit.

You conniving snake.

EJ, you’re going to want to watch the way you talk to my wife, because you’re going to be looking for a job soon. You might need her to write you a letter of recommendation.

Li, I realize that your feelings for Gabi are heightened. That’s one of the things we need to work on.

Of course, and I can hear the concern in your voice, Dr. Evans, but I can assure you that I was speaking figuratively when I said Gabi was dead to me. What I meant was– is what I’ve said before, that I’m eager to put this toxic relationship with my ex-wife behind me.

Good. I look forward to our next session.

Me too.

Goodbye, Li.

Goodbye, Dr. Evans.

[suspenseful music]


Wendy, I didn’t hear you come in.

What are you doing with that knife?

Listen, we love each other. We’re starting a family together, building a life. I mean… isn’t that all the reason to make it official?

[gentle music]

It would strengthen our chances with the adoption agencies.

That too. So tell me, what are we waiting for?


Nothing? Does– does that mean…



Let’s do it.

[laughs] Let’s get married.

You said you forgave me, but obviously that never happened, so this is some pathetic attempt at getting revenge.

Pathetic? We’re about to take over DiMera, and you’re about to be out on your ass.

Yeah. EJ, I would actually head over to the office and see if there are any personal effects you might want to pick up.

Yeah, the movers are coming, and if there’s anything left of you– I mean, your stuff, it’s going in the trash.

[tense music]

You won’t get away with this.

We already have.

I was going to start prepping dinner, just thought I’d check the recipe on my phone first.

[soft dramatic music] Why are you looking at me like that?

Well, for one thing, you left a voice message telling me that you needed help.

I did?

[laughing] I don’t even remember. And honestly, I’m fine.

Yeah. You didn’t sound fine when you left that message. Hey, you had therapy today, right? How did it go?

Great. Dr. Evans, she’s amazing.

Okay, Li, drop the act and tell me what’s wrong.

Oh, my goodness. Don’t you look handsome?

Thank you.

What’s the occasion?

I am going to a wedding.

Oh, a wedding?


Who’s getting married?

I am.

[soft dramatic music] Mom, I wanted to ask, will you do Sloan and me the honor of officiating? Mom, will you please marry us?

I thought this day would never come, especially after I lost our baby. Finally, here it is. I am going to be Mrs. Eric Brady… And there is nothing that Nicole or her baby can do to stop it.

So Gabi and Stefan got Megan and Dimitri’s shares?

And last night they got Kristen’s.


I’m not exactly sure, but unlike your brother, I’m not worried about it.

That’s good.

Is everything okay?

Sorry. Yeah. Yeah, I just–I left a message for Stephanie earlier. I wanted to see if she got back to me.

Oh, well, we missed her today. And when I made that crack about you two getting married, the expression on your face turned dark.

Did it?

Just like it is now.

[somber music] Chad, is everything okay with you two?

Why would you living in Salem be an issue for me?

Oh, no. I’m not saying it would, just… with our history–

That’s exactly what it is: history. And you have a right to live wherever you want, obviously.

Right, obviously. But even so, I’m just saying that I will totally respect your boundaries. I mean, I know you’re-

you’re living with somebody else now. Speaking of which, I take it he was cool when you told him you ran into your ex?

Actually, Chad doesn’t know I saw you.

Gabi tricked you into thinking she’d been kidnapped?

It was all a ruse to get my DiMera shares.

But how did she trick you? What did she do?

It doesn’t matter. It’s done now. Wait till father finds out about it. I can just hear him. “Damn you, Li. “You let that woman make a fool of you. I’m ashamed to call you my son.”

Hey, forget him.


He’s a tyrant. We both know that. His expectations are absurd and outdated.

Maybe so. But if I fail to meet his approval, he doesn’t listen to me. He doesn’t care what I think or how I feel. He just swoops in, takes over, takes control of my life and ruins everything.

What are you talking about?

[ominous music]

I lost the first woman that I ever truly loved because of father. Her name was Xiao-Xing.

What? You never told me that. You were just a little girl at the time. Why would I burden you with it? Actually, I haven’t told anyone… until today.

Dr. Evans?

She helped me see that there’s a direct line from that loss to my obsession with Gabi. And so when I left our session, that revelation–it… lifted my spirits, gave me hope… Made me think that I could actually let Gabi go. That was then. And now…

And now, what?

Now I wish that lying bitch nothing but pain and misery.

The moment I learned Rolf had you on ice, I should have told him to rip Jake’s heart out of your chest.

See EJ, that’s why I’m such a better chess player than you are. While you’re sitting here second guessing yourself, I’m always five moves ahead.

This match is far from over.

Hmm, the only thing sadder than a mediocre chess player is one who doesn’t realize he’s been bested.

Enjoy your extended honeymoon.

And you two enjoy your little victory, because I promise you, it won’t last. Not only will I be back on top at DiMera, but I will make sure you pay dearly for what you have done. My next move… will end you.


Well, then.

Stephanie wants to know that I’m committed to a future with her, and I get that, but I just can’t make any promises to her right now.

I’m sorry about that. I didn’t realize you were still struggling to move on, and I just thought that you and Stephanie were so happy.

We were, but now we’re barely speaking.

That’s too bad. You know, it seems like you’ve been honest with her about Abigail and your lingering grief. And Stephanie loved her, so she should understand.

She does. I thought she did. In the beginning of our relationship, we were open and honest, and we talked about everything. But now she just seems disappointed and hurt, and she’s shutting me out, so I don’t– I don’t know what’s going on with her.

[soft dramatic music]

You didn’t tell your boyfriend you ran into me?

It’s not like I was keeping it from him. I just didn’t get a chance. Okay? I had an early meeting this morning, and last night when he got home–

Look, I know you two are having problems. I saw you two arguing at the pub, remember?

That was no big deal.

You ran out in tears.

You really shouldn’t spy on people, Everett. It’s creepy and weird.

You’re totally, totally right. And if it’s any consolation, I couldn’t hear anything you were saying.

Yeah. No, it makes me feel so much better knowing that you were just watching us through the window.


And then you followed me home.

Listen, I only did that because I wanted to get you alone so I could explain to you how badly–

That you want me back.


Look, I really don’t want to have this conversation right now.

Well, then, why don’t you tell me about the conversation you had with your boyfriend, the argument?

That is none of your business.

I disagree.

You disagree?

Steph, I may have dropped out of your life for a few years, okay? Very, very, unintentionally, as you now know, but I– I still care deeply about you. And I know for a fact you don’t like to keep things bottled up. So I give you my word. I will not judge you. I’m not going to criticize you. I’m not even going to tell you what to do. I will just listen like I used to. I’m a good listener. You know I am. I don’t know, maybe it’ll ease the burden of what you’re going through. Talk to me, Steph.

I mean, I love Stephanie. I–I– I do. But after officiating your wedding today, I can’t imagine exchanging vows with anyone other than Abigail, so… Look at me, I’m– I’m a self-pitying idiot. I’m sorry.

No, stop. No, you’re not. I understand. My situation with Eric isn’t the same as yours with Abigail, because he is– was the love of my life, much like Abigail was yours. But now he’s– he’s happy with Sloan, and I’m happy with EJ. But… when someone has your heart like that… I know it’s– I’m not sure if it’s possible to fully let them go.

Ever since you were a little boy, you’ve been so thoughtful about your decision-making process, always weighing the pros and the cons.

Mom, I know this sounds impulsive, but I swear it isn’t.

[gentle music]

You know, a couple of hours ago, you told me that EJ and Nicole were getting married today. So do you expect me to believe that your rush to marry Sloan had nothing to do with that?

Mom, I admit… As I have admitted to you in the past, a part of me will always love Nicole, but I’m not going to let it stop me from living my life.

Nobody wants you to do that. I just want you to be very clear about what you’re feeling and why you’re taking this very big step.

I am clear. I’m sure about this decision. Mama, I really want to marry Sloan today, So would you please marry us?

I will.

Thank you.

No disrespect to your new guy, but why would he ask you to move in with him and his kids if he was still mourning his late wife?

You make it sound like Chad was keeping something from me. He wasn’t. He was up front with me about Abigail from the very beginning.

Right. Meaning?

Meaning I knew how much he loved her, and that he’d never get over losing her, but I also knew that he hoped he could see a future with me.

Right. Sounds, um, risky.

It was, for both of us. But we decided to take a leap of faith.

[gentle music] And yes, we’re going through a rough patch, but that’s all it is, and I’m confident that we can work through it. Chad’s a wonderful man, and what we have is worth fighting for.

Yeah. Well, thank you for sharing all that with me.

Well, Salem is a small town. Now that you live here, you probably would have heard anyway.


And look, I hope you don’t think that I took this job at “The Spectator” just because you live here. The last thing that I want to do is make your life more complicated.

I believe you.

So what would you say if I treated you to one of those ridiculous pumpkin spice lattes you love? You do still love them, don’t you?

I still do.

Do you want my two cents?

If I said no, would it stop you?

Probably not.

Okay, then, shoot.

Look, I know we all wish we had some magical power that we could use to keep the people we love from leaving us, but obviously we don’t. And when someone precious to us leaves us, whether it be divorce or death… we have a choice. And we could choose to stop living… Or we could take a chance at happiness and grab it with both hands.

[tender music] And I know that’s what I’ve done with EJ, and I think that you should do the same with Stephanie.

I have a very wise sister-in-law.

I don’t know about that, but I am pretty good.

[laughs] Listen, I know this is a cliche, and you’ve probably heard it a million times, but I think that Abby would want you to find love. And she would want you to be happy.

I’ve heard it a lot, but for some reason, right now, it’s registering. Thank you.

You’re welcome.

Where are you going?

I’m going to go make things right. I hope it’s not too late.

Good luck.

Congratulations, son. I mean it, okay? I’m really happy for you.

Do you mean that? Because I know you don’t like Sloan.

Look, if she gives my chowder another chance, all is forgiven. Okay?

There’s the spirit.


[doorbell rings]

Oh, I’ll get it. Well, here comes the bride.


Hi, everyone.

Sloan, you look lovely.

I second that.



Brady, come in. Perfect timing, you can join us.

Uh, okay. What’s going on here?

Well, Eric and Sloan are getting married, and Marlena is about to get everything started.

Dad, this is a wedding?

It is, and I could really use a best man– that is, if you’re interested.

Brother, I’d be honored, of course.

Thank you.

All righty, let’s get this party started.

[tender music]

Hey, how did it go?

Gabi and Stefan called a shareholders meeting.

They can’t do that.

Thanks to Li Shin, they can. He gave them his shares.

What? They have the power to oust me from DiMera, and there’s not a damn thing I can do to stop them.

[tense music] That damn simp.

I feel so stupid.

I’m freaking furious. Look, I hate that Gabi did this to you. But Li, what you said about wishing her pain and misery–

Don’t worry. As much as I’d love to see Gabi get what’s coming to her, it’s not coming from me. I’m not going to retaliate.

Good, because she’s not worth it. Okay, Gabi has taken up enough of your time and energy. You should focus on your work with Dr. Evans.


[sighs] I plan to.

[gentle music]

I love you so much, big brother. Whatever you need, I’m here.

Thanks. That means a lot to me.

[phone beeps]

Oh. It’s Tripp. We were supposed to have dinner tonight. I’ll just cancel.

No, no. Don’t do that.

Well, I want to stay here with you.

No, no. Go. Be with your boyfriend.

Are you sure?

Absolutely. At least one of us should be happy.

How do I look?

Oh, like somebody that’s going to take over a multibillion-dollar company.

With you by my side. Are you sure you don’t want me to go to the office with you?

No, no, no. You stay here, relax. When I get back, we’ll pick up our celebration where we left off.

I can’t wait.

[suspenseful music]

Ooh. Ow, the baby just kicked really hard.

Oh, he’s probably just as angry as I am at his Uncle Stefan and Aunt Gabi.

Uh, or she’s certainly not happy about something.

[chuckles] She.



Do you, Sloan Mia Sara Petersen, take Eric to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do you part?

I do.

And do you, Eric Roman Brady, take Sloan to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do you part?

[soft dramatic music]


Yeah? Yes, yes.


I do.

May I have the rings, please?

Eric, would you put this on your bride’s finger and repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed.

With this ring… I thee wed.

Sloan, put this on Eric’s finger and repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed.

With this ring, I thee wed.

All right. By the power vested in me, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

Okay. So that is a done deal. Eric is once again a married man.


How do you feel about that?

Fine, fine. Okay. Um, here’s hoping his new wife treats him right.

[soft dramatic music]


[moans] Our first time making love as husband and wife.

Did it feel different?

Oh, I felt– I felt more connected to you.

I felt it too.

[soft dramatic music]

Are you sure?

What do you mean?

Well, there was that one moment in the wedding. Eric, are you sure this is what you really want? Like, if you’re having second thoughts about getting married, about marrying me– This is exactly… exactly where I want to be. You as my wife. I love you, Sloan Petersen. Sloan Petersen-Brady, I mean.


I love you, Eric Brady.

It appears Gabi and Stephan’s coup is complete. The shareholders just voted to oust me as CEO.

EJ, honey, look at me.

[gentle music] We will do everything we can to take back what those two grifters stole from you…tomorrow. Okay? Right now, what do you say we go down to the secret room and consummate our union?

Why, Mrs. DiMera, what a naughty suggestion.

Oh, my goodness. You ain’t seen nothing yet.


Don’t tell the baby.

[laughing] Thank you, Everett, urging me to open up and for listening. It really helped.

Well, I hope this Chad guy knows how lucky he is.


[tense music]

Li, hey. Tripp and I just finished dinner. I’m calling to see if you want anything from the Bistro. Okay, that’s a lie. I’m calling to check up on you. Look, what Gabi did to you sucks, but I know you’re going to put her behind you and find the woman who’s right for you, someone who will love you and only you. You’re a great guy, Li, and you have your whole life ahead of you.

[dramatic music]

[knocking on door]

[knocking on door]

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