Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
Melinda Trask walks through the town square while on the phone with Sloan. Melinda is surprised to learn that Sloan got married and says she’s so happy for her and Eric. Melinda adds that this will definitely help with the adoption process. Melinda says next time they get together, they will talk about everything and celebrate. Melinda hangs up and then sees Paulina sitting in the town square. Melinda approaches and calls it a nice surprise. Melinda congratulates Paulina on beating Clint Rawlings in a landslide, noting that she had her vote. Paulina tells Melinda not to waste her time because she’s not going to give her back her old job.
At the DiMera Mansion, EJ makes a call saying he needs to speak to Wei Shin immediately. EJ demands they tell Wei to call him back. EJ hangs up, complaining that he needs to speak to someone now. Nicole walks in and says she’s available, but under no circumstances are they to talk about work. Nicole thought they were going downstairs to consummate their union as they kiss. EJ says he wants to, but he’s so furious about Gabi and Stefan. Nicole says she is too. EJ calls it outrageous that his backstabbing brother and his gold digging wife had him removed as co-CEO of DiMera and pushed him out to take over the company. Nicole insists that they will take back everything they stole from him, tomorrow, but tonight is their wedding night. Nicole declares that EJ will put aside everything and focus on her, because she’s pretty sure she can take his mind off this for a little while and kisses him. EJ brings up when he gets his hands on Li Shin for signing over his shares and remarks that he could kill him for this…
Tripp covers Li’s body in the hospital. Wendy brings up what Li said right before he died, that Gabi did this. Wendy states that Gabi murdered her brother.
Stefan questions what Harris is doing. Harris responds that he’s arresting Gabi for the murder of Li Shin. Stefan says he can’t do that. Harris argues that it’s his job or he could arrest both of them if he prefers. Stefan argues that he’s jumping to the wrong conclusion and that Gabi did not do this. Harris says that the evidence says otherwise. Stefan questions if he’s conducted an investigation. Stefan remarks that Harris has been a cop for five minutes. Harris reveals that Gabi was seen by two witnesses standing over Li’s body with a bloody knife and was heard by the witnesses saying that she needed to get rid of the knife. Harris adds that Li also identified Gabi as his killer before he died, so even a rookie like him knows he has enough probable cause to make the arrest. Gabi argues that he’ll be arresting an innocent woman because she didn’t kill Li Shin.
Nicole guesses EJ agrees to get back in to the newlywed spirit. EJ agrees and apologizes for allowing anything to distract him from his beautiful wife. EJ assures that Nicole will have his undivided attention as soon as he makes a few calls to counter this betrayal and assures it will only be a few minutes. Nicole tells him that he can have all the time he wants, tomorrow, but tonight he is hers. Nicole declares that she wants him and she will not take no for an answer. EJ jokes that it’s another hostile takeover. Nicole says he can resist and she’ll have to use force or he can surrender to her desires willingly and just say yes as they kiss. EJ asks if she’s thinking what he’s thinking. Nicole says now that he’s made an honest woman out of her, they can kick things up a notch. EJ asks what she has in mind.
Melinda tells Paulina that she was not trying to butter her up. Paulina asks if she doesn’t want her old job back then. Melinda asks if she’s offering it back. Paulina says hell no because she needs a district attorney who delivers, not one who is a constant disappointment. Melinda argues that when Paulina fired her, she said it had nothing to do with job performance and was just because she didn’t like her. Paulina responds that she still doesn’t like her. Melinda still thinks it was a huge mistake when she got rid of her. Paulina brings up that Melinda didn’t get her the high profile arrest that she promised. Melinda argues that she put a lot of criminals away. Paulina says not the ones that needed be locked up for the citizens of Salem and that Melinda bungled every opportunity she had. Melinda calls that a gross misrepresentation. Paulina says Melinda talks a big game but did nothing. Paulina reminds her that she went on about how she was going to nail Li Shin and get him to confess to trying to have Stefan killed. Melinda shouts that she would have but Li bugged her office. Paulina says Li played her and it proves her point that Melinda was all talk. Paulina declares that Melinda failed to deliver her Li Shin even though she swore that she had him dead to rights…
Tripp repeats to Wendy that he’s sorry and they did everything they could to save him. Tripp asks if Wendy wants to be alone with Li but Wendy says she has to get out of here. Tripp asks where she’s going. Wendy declares that she’s going to make Gabi pay for what she did to her brother.
Harris bags the knife and says he’ll take it to the lab. Gabi argues that her prints won’t be the only ones on it while Stefan assures the real killer’s prints will be on it. Harris says they will see. Stefan reminds Harris that Gabi is the police commissioner’s sister and asks how he’s going to feel when Harris marches her downtown in handcuffs. Harris guesses they are going to find out. Gabi pleads with Stefan not to let them lock her up again. Stefan knows she’s scared but assures everything will be fine. Stefan says he will follow her to the station and get this sorted out. Stefan promises not to let anything bad happen to her. Gabi says she loves him as they kiss. Harris then escorts Gabi out as Stefan insists it’s going to be fine.
EJ gives Nicole a foot massage and asks if there’s anything else she needs. Nicole says she doesn’t want to push it. EJ responds that there’s nothing he wants more than to have his wife satisfied. Nicole reminds him that she suggested doing something naughty in the secret room but maybe they will be more comfortable in the bedroom, if they make it there as they start kissing.
Melinda points out that Paulina hasn’t appointed anyone to replace her position. Paulina responds that she just hasn’t found the right person yet. Melinda thinks she means she hasn’t found anyone as capable, qualified, and as cut throat as her. Paulina questions it being her business. Melinda points out that she’s not her boss anymore. Melinda states that as a citizen of Salem, she’s very concerned with how the city is being run. Paulina tells her that she has a town hall every month and she can call her office for the details.
Wendy tells Tripp that she wants to tear Gabi’s eyes out. Tripp knows she wants to hurt Gabi but that’s not what Li would want. Wendy cries that Gabi never stopped messing with Li, his head and his heart, and tortured him while all he wanted to do was love her. Tripp tells Wendy that Li loved her and was so proud of her, so he would hate if she threw away her future by going after Gabi. Wendy argues that Li didn’t deserve to die. Wendy wants to track Gabi down and make her pay. Tripp relates to wanting revenge and talk about regretting going after Kayla because he thought she killed his mom. Wendy points out that she didn’t and Ava is alive while Li is gone. Tripp knows how much Li meant to her. Wendy talks about Li always looking out for her when they were young with their father. Wendy then realizes she has to call her father and questions how she’s going to do this. Tripp says he’ll do anything he can to help. Wendy talks about how her father doesn’t grieve and she’s never seen him cry, so he’ll just want retribution. Tripp talks about telling Harris what they know, so the police have the murder weapon, their testimony, plus Li naming Gabi before he died. Wendy questions sitting around to wait for Rafe to put his own sister away, not thinking that’s going to happen. Tripp promises that the cop will do their job and they will get justice for Li.
At the police station, Rafe asks Jada where her partner is. Jada informs him that Harris got called away on a case while she was transferring a prisoner. Jada reveals that it was a homicide case and that Li Shin was stabbed to death in his sister’s apartment. Rafe is shocked and asks what else she knows. Jada says nothing yet and that Harris is bringing in the suspect. Harris then arrives with Gabi. Harris fills in Rafe on what they know so far and hands over the knife. Harris mentions letting Tripp and Wendy know when they can go back inside. Rafe is shocked as Jada asks if he’s okay. Rafe states that his sister is a suspect in a homicide so he’s definitely not okay. Rafe says he needs to speak with Gabi. Jada offers to handle it but Rafe assures that he’s got this. Rafe appreciates her support and then heads in to the interrogation room. Gabi questions having to be handcuffed. Gabi insists it was not her as Rafe places the knife on the table. Gabi complains about Harris forcing her to come down here for no reason. Rafe reminds Gabi that she has the right to remain silent. Rafe declares that right now, he is not speaking to her as a cop but as her brother. Rafe warns her that she’s in serious trouble and asks off the record, what the hell she did.
Melinda sits in the town square and is shocked when she gets a news alert on her phone about Li. Tripp and Wendy then walk through the town square. Melinda gets up and tells Wendy that she’s so sorry. Wendy questions if she really is and argues that Melinda isn’t sorry at all. Tripp tries to tell her they should just go but Wendy yells at Melindat that she knows she was just another one of the vipers in town that wanted to take Li down. Wendy declares that Li is now down for good and asks if she’s happy now.
EJ and Nicole continue kissing until there’s a knock at the door. EJ suggests ignoring it as he’s sure it’s just a delivery person with a fruit basket. EJ jokes that Susan called him three times to let him know she was sending one as a wedding present. They try to ignore it but the knocking continues so Nicole worries that it could be Holly. EJ and Nicole then answer the door to see Paulina. EJ says they weren’t expecting her. Paulina says she called but there was no answer. Paulina informs them that the people of Salem as voted her in for another term as mayor. EJ congratulates her but questions her coming all this way to tell them that. Paulina then reveals that she came because she heard that EJ is out of a job and asks how he would like a new one, surprising he and Nicole. EJ responds that it will have to wait until tomorrow because he and Nicole agreed not to talk business tonight. Paulina questions if they are busy. EJ then reveals that it’s their wedding night which surprises Paulina, who congratulates them. EJ states that they were in the middle of celebrating and suggests they can find time tomorrow to talk about it. Paulina doesn’t like to postpone urgent business matters but agrees that what they need to do is urgent as well, so she’ll make the exception. Nicole then stops Paulina and asks about her coming all this way to offer EJ a job. Nicole tells EJ that the least they could do is hear her out.
Melinda says that she heard the police arrested Gabi. Wendy responds that Melinda and Gabi are exactly alike, calling them two power hungry predators who screwed her brother literally to get what they wanted. Melinda tries to argue but Wendy says she knows that she used sex to try to get a confession out of Li, which made her sick to hear about and makes her even sicker now. Melinda complains that Li played her just as much as she played him. Wendy remarks that the difference is that Li actually liked her. Melinda says she liked Li too and swears that she would have never wished this on him.
Gabi tells Rafe that she didn’t do anything. Rafe argues that he can’t help her if she doesn’t tell him the truth. Gabi insists that this is the truth and asks why she would do this and throw away her life. Rafe informs her that he was just briefed by Harris. Gabi doesn’t care what he said and insists that she’s innocent. Rafe tells Gabi that she needs a lawyer. Gabi cries that she needs her brother and swears on her daughter’s life that she did not kill Li. Rafe tells Gabi to tell him what happened then.
Stefan arrives at the police station and asks Harris and Jada where his wife is. Harris informs him that she’s in with the commissioner. Stefan responds that he needs to see her. Jada tells Stefan to let Gabi talk to her brother since if there’s anything Rafe can do to help her, he will.
Gabi explains to Rafe that Li sent her a text, asking her to come over to the apartment and when she got there, Li was lying on the floor and had been stabbed with the knife. Rafe informs Gabi that Harris told him that Wendy and Tripp saw Gabi standing over Li’s body with the knife, saying she needed to get rid of it and questions why she was holding the knife. Gabi explains that she had pulled it out of Li’s back and was trying to save him. Rafe points out that her fingerprints are now all over the murder weapon. Gabi realizes how stupid it was but says in the moment, she panicked. Rafe informs Gabi that Harris also told him that Li named her as his killer before he died and questions why he would do that. Gabi suggests he could’ve been delusional and that there must have been someone else in the apartment that left before she got there. Gabi pleads with Rafe to believe her. Rafe responds that he does. Gabi thanks him and says that’s everything that happened. Gabi asks if she can go home now. Rafe reminds her that she’s been accused of murder. Gabi cries that she’ll call a lawyer and make bail. Rafe states that this is a very serious crime and all of the evidence points to her, so this looks really bad. Gabi tells Rafe to think about why that is and says she’s been down this road before when Abigail lied on the stand and she went to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Gabi says that she’s being setup and declares that someone is framing her for killing Li. Rafe tells her to start over and asks why Li texted her to come over. Gabi points out that it was from Li’s phone but maybe it wasn’t him. Rafe says assuming it was Li, he asks why he wanted Gabi come over. Gabi tries to blame Li’s obsession with her but then admits that Li was upset with her. Rafe asks what he was upset about. Gabi asks if it even matters. Rafe assures that it does and that she needs to tell him everything if she wants even a chance to get out of this.
Stefan tells Harris and Jada that his wife did not do this and questions why the hell they are standing here instead of being out there, looking for the son of a bitch who really did this to Li. Harris says he knows he’s upset but there’s no reason to yell, especially at his partner. Harris suggests Stefan grab a coffee. Stefan decides he’s going to call the best damn lawyer he can find. Jada calls that a smart move because Gabi is going to need it.
Rafe questions Gabi enlisting Wilhelm Rolf, a fugitive, to convince Li that she had been kidnapped by Megan DiMera. Gabi explains that the plan as to get Li on tape confessing to trying to have Stefan killed to get his DiMera shares. Gabi adds that the text from Li said the shares were fake and when she went over there, she found Li and that’s the whole story. Rafe can’t believe she created this whole scheme just to screw over EJ DiMera.
EJ asks Paulina what job she came to offer him. Paulina mentions firing Clint Rawlings so his position if available for EJ’s consideration. EJ questions her wanting him to be deputy mayor. Paulina points out that he’s available, qualified, and would be doing important work. EJ responds that he’s flattered but the answer is no. Nicole questions EJ not even wanting to think about it, pointing out that he served as mayor once. EJ calls that a long time ago and says his focus now is on taking back DiMera. Paulina offers to come at it a different way. Paulina brings up Johnny and Chanel having reconciled. EJ says he’s aware and they have his total blessing. Paulina feels them being back together makes them kind of like family. Paulina points out that other members of EJ’s family have greatly disappointed him, while she is looking out for him. Paulina thinks EJ coming to work for her would be a win-win for the Price-DiMera family. EJ admits that she’s good. Paulina calls EJ a man who gets things done as he spent years running a multi-million dollar corporation and that’s the experience she needs in her administration. Paulina suggests they just need to put their heads together.
Melinda admits trying to manipulate Li but says she had genuine feelings for him and she is terribly sorry that he’s gone. Wendy doesn’t want her condolences. Melinda insists that she’s sorry that she lost her brother and that she let her ambitions blind her from what could’ve been between them. Melinda truly regrets letting her professional goals before her personal desires. Wendy questions her thinking they had a shot an actual relationship. Melinda says maybe and there was definitely a spark. Melinda believes that could’ve become something real, but now she’ll never know. Tripp then gets a call and thanks for letting him know. Tripp informs Wendy that the police are done at the apartment so he will take her home. Wendy tells Melinda that she’s definitely done as she and Tripp walk away, leaving Melinda in tears.
Gabi argues to Rafe that EJ screwed Stefan over first since he knew he was brainwashed and said nothing so he could hold onto power. Gabi adds that EJ wanted Stefan out of DiMera but Li wanted Stefan dead since he tried to pull the plug on him and tried to have Harris assassinate him. Gabi then remarks that Li got what he deserved. Rafe says that almost sounds like she’s justifying his murder. Gabi clarifies that she didn’t mean that Li deserved to die but that he deserved to lose his shares. Rafe complains that Gabi created this insane scheme to make that happen when he told her to stay away from Li. Gabi remarks that maybe she would have if Li was in prison but he was out free and owned a piece of her husband’s company. Rafe continues to question what Gabi did. Gabi responds that she wouldn’t have had to if Rafe did his job, but since Rafe didn’t get the confession, she did what she had to do. Rafe questions her saying this is his fault now. Gabi asks if they can please not fight. Gabi cries that she’s scared out of her mind and needs him on her side. Rafe says he is on her side, so Gabi begs him to help her because she can’t go back to prison after what happened last time and she can’t put her daughter through that again. Gabi begs Rafe to help her. Rafe assures that it will be okay and he’s going to help her. Rafe brings up Li naming Gabi as his killer and says that might help her. Rafe goes over how Gabi blackmailed Li for his shares and asks how that made him feel. Gabi admits he was shocked, hurt, and very angry. Rafe says that means Li had motive to set her up. Gabi questions Rafe thinking Li would go this far to punish her. Rafe points out that she said he was obsessed with her and that had already made him do crazy things. Rafe adds that Li was lonely, unstable, and unemployed. Rafe notes that when Gabi and Stefan took Li’s shares, it humiliated him. Gabi questions Li having someone stab him in the back to frame her. Rafe suggests in Li’s sick mind, it could be poetic justice since Gabi took everything from him except for his ability to exact revenge. Gabi asks if the final move of Li’s life is to make sure she’s in prison for the rest of her life and questions a jury buying that. Rafe admits they won’t without proof. Gabi tells Rafe to go find it then. Rafe says he will try his best but warns Gabi to prepare that it might not happen. Rafe believes Gabi is innocent but admits that it’s going to take a miracle to convince anyone else of that.
Nicole calls Susan to thank her for the fruit basket and says she’s sure EJ would have loved to have said hello but he’s not there as he actually got a new job tonight and she thinks he’s going to make them all proud.
Rafe comes out of the interrogation room and tells Harris and Jada that Gabi says she didn’t kill Li and he believes her. Jada says they will follow the evidence and hopefully it turns out that he’s right. Rafe says either that or he’s in denial and Gabi’s going down for murder. Jada tells him to take it one step at a time. Rafe tells Harris to take the knife to forensics as they already know Gabi’s prints will be on it, but hopefully someone else’s will be too.
Stefan joins Gabi in the interrogation room. Gabi tells him that she told Rafe what happened and he wasn’t happy about what they did to Li, but he believes her. Stefan says that’s because Rafe loves her and knows she’s telling the truth. Gabi points out that the evidence is pretty damning. Stefan agrees but has complete confidence that when the investigation is finished, she will be in the clear. Gabi says she hopes so. Stefan says he knows so because he’s not going to let anything bad happen to her. Gabi wishes she knew what actually happened since someone tried to make it look like she killed Li, but she didn’t, so she wonders who did.
Tripp and Wendy go home where police tape blocks the door. Tripp tells Wendy that they don’t have to do this as they could get a room at the Salem Inn or stay at Steve’s. Wendy decides she needs to go in and see it, so they head inside. Wendy breaks down crying and Tripp hugs her.
Melinda sits in the town square, looking at Li’s photo on her phone. Melinda says she really did like him and she’ll miss him. Melinda says rest in peace, Li. Paulina approaches and says if Melinda is still crying about her old job, she should move on like she has. Melinda questions what she’s talking about. Paulina then reveals that she just hired a new district attorney which shocks Melinda.
Stefan tells Gabi that he called Belle and she will be there as soon as she can. Gabi thanks him but doesn’t know if Belle can get her out of this. Stefan points out that Gabi convinced Rafe that she’s innocent, so now all she has to do is convince the district attorney. EJ then walks in and laughs, wishing her good luck with that. Stefan questions what the hell he’s doing here. Stefan tells EJ that this doesn’t change anything and he’s still out at DiMera. EJ responds that this has nothing to do with DiMera as he actually got a new job. Gabi questions someone actually hiring him. EJ reveals that Paulina Price hired him as the new district attorney. Stefan says he must be joking. EJ confirms he accepted the position this evening and he’s greatly looking forward to making Gabi his very first conviction.