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Unbelievable. Same story’s run five times with nothing new to report. [inhales sharply] We have to do better. [“Deck The Halls” playing]

Hey, man.


Look, I know you were avoiding me in the gym this morning. You obviously don’t want to talk about it. I don’t blame you. But I just want to tell you that I am sorry about you and Steph. Truly.

Huh. Oh, no. [sighs] OK, break time. I think I’m going to take a walk and get some fresh air. Would you like to join me?

Thanks, but I’ve got a lot to do.

OK. Stephanie, I know you don’t want to talk to your papa about what happened with Chad, but let me just say one thing.

[sighs] I’d rather you didn’t, but you will anyway, so let’s hear it. [soft music]

I know you were hoping Chad was the one. Your mom and I were too.

No kidding.

Anyway, what’s important is that you gave it a good go. I mean, you put your cards on the table. You told Chad the kind of commitment you expected.

So did you.

Yeah, I did, and that was a mistake. But the point is, Chad didn’t deliver. And if that’s not gonna change anytime soon, then moving out was the right thing to do. Baby girl, you deserve someone who’s gonna give you exactly what you want and what you need.

[chuckles] Hey, guess what? You know, right over there, your Great Grandpa Shawn, he used to take us fishing. Right there, I know. One day, I’m gonna take you fishing down there. [baby grunts] What’s the matter? Oh, no, no, no, no. You lost your binkie. OK, all right. Here you go. There you go. All right.

Oh, my darling, it was the last thing either one of us needed, Leo Stark darkening our doorstep. [suspenseful music]

My son is dead, and there’s nothing you can say that will bring him back.

But what if that wasn’t true?

What could he possibly have meant about our baby, saying it’s not true that he died?

Whatever he meant, I don’t believe a word of it. The guy is bad news. Obviously, a grifter. I’m sure he was trying to exploit, in some way, our grief for his own personal gain.

But even if that’s true, how could anyone be so cruel?

You just got out of jail yesterday. What kind of trouble could you have already gotten into?

Well, as you can tell by the state of my previously adorable punim and my strong, though now bruised, jawline which is throbbing as we speak, I was assaulted and humiliated because of you. This is all your fault, Sloan Peterson. [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”

[scoffs] You’re so full of it.


Come on, man, you’re not sorry about Stephanie and me.

OK. I’ll be more specific. I’m sorry that Stephanie got hurt.

Yeah, that I believe.

What’d you do?

I didn’t do anything. It’s none of your business.

Then why’d she move out?

[scoffs] OK, you know what? Since you–since you think I did something, and I would really love to disabuse you of such an insulting assumption, I’ll tell you why she moved out. ‘Cause this ex of hers, he’s been lurking around since he came to Salem, and even admitted to me that he was still in love with her, and he wanted her back. So like any normal human being, I refused to tolerate that.

And you, being a man of action–

Bought Gwen’s half of “The Spectator,” and I fired his ass.

[chuckles] Ruthless. And then what, you thought maybe they wouldn’t find out it was you behind it? You know damn well Stephanie’s a smart girl. Everett’s an investigative reporter.

Yeah, I know who and what he is.

But come on, dude. What? You didn’t learn anything from my mistakes? I thought it was firmly established, the whole jealous caveman aesthetic wasn’t what Stephanie was into.

OK. You know what? Just stop. I really don’t need your take on it, especially knowing you’re just gonna swoop in.

Oh, give me a break, man. You know, relax. First of all, I’m with Theresa now.

When has that ever stopped you? Hell, you might even be able to get another threesome out of it.

Oh, for God’s sake– does the whole town know about that? Chill out. I don’t want Stephanie. You want Stephanie, and you screwed it up. Do not take that out on me.

You’re right. I’m taking it out on you. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I blew it. And–and the only person that I can be mad at is myself.

Dad, I know I did the right thing, especially after the way Chad treated Everett. I mean, my God, he was willing to turn the guy’s life upside down.

Out of jealousy.

Right. And, Dad, he had no reason to be jealous. I told him multiple times that I wasn’t interested in getting back together with Everett because I was fully committed to my relationship with him.

And… you still love Chad, I assume?

That is– that is not relevant at the moment.

Baby girl, that is always relevant. I mean, if you love him and he did what he did because he loves you and he didn’t want to lose you, maybe you can give him another chance.


Hi. It looks like you have your hands full.

[chuckles] Yeah. Mm.


Thank you.

An adorable baby. What’s his name?

Ah, this is Jude.



Sweet name.

Jada, I–

Stop. You don’t need to say anything. I’m just glad that things worked out for you. Jude here is a very lucky kid. I’m very happy for you.

Thank you. And thank you for being–

Could we maybe change the subject?

[chuckles] Yeah, yeah. Hey, what’s all this?

Well, Rafe asked me to move in with him.

I see. I assume that means you said yes.

No, I can’t help wonder what would Leo have to gain by telling us that our baby is alive?

Who knows what scheme that loser dreamed up this time with the encouragement of my degenerate nephew, no doubt. Look, Leo is destitute. No job, no home, no income, and his true love was just put away for the better half of the next decade. I’m sure he was just trying to extract some cash from the DiMera coffers.

That must be it, yeah.

And such horrible timing, trying to give you false hope when you’ve just accepted the truth. You’re not wavering on that anymore, are you?

No, I mean, we– we saw it in black and white when we did the DNA test. Just, I can’t stop myself from wondering–

What? Tell me.

[sighs] Are you sure there couldn’t be anything to what Leo said?


Hmm. So this is my fault that you got into a fight because I got you out of going to prison? Well, that’s just quite a stretch.

I’ll tell you what isn’t a stretch. I got clobbered because I had a rare attack of conscience. I was willing to make a huge sacrifice, do the right thing, and all I got for it was a black eye and a bruised jaw.

Look, I’m going to explain this to you, that whatever it is that you think that I did–

Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I don’t think, I know. See, the love of my life, who I miss with every cell of my being, told me your dirty little secret about your baby. Or should I say Nicole’s baby?

Nicole, my darling, I’m sure there is no truth to whatever Leo was trying to tell us. The man was recently incarcerated, facing felony murder charges for our son’s death. If there was any chance our baby was still alive, he would have sung like a canary long ago to save his own pathetic ass.

Yeah, you’re right about that.

The nerve of that little heathen. He was so intent on peddling that lie he was telling us, he snuck back into the house using the underground tunnels just after you left.

What? You’re kidding.

No. I had to punch him in the face just to get rid of him.

Oh, my God, EJ, I’m so sorry you had to deal with this.

[sighs heavily] It didn’t do my blood pressure any good, I can tell you that. Damn, I knew– I knew I shouldn’t have agreed to cut that deal with Sloan Peterson to get those charges dropped against that conniving bastard. Leo Stark does not deserve to be free, and you don’t deserve to see him around town, not after what you’ve been through.

EJ, honey, it’s OK. I’m fine, really. [soft music]

Is that why you were upset a while ago?

No. It’s because I saw Eric and the baby right before you got here.

[sighs] I see. [kisses]

It’s just–it’s– it’s just too much for me. But I am happy for Eric and that he’s a dad to that sweet little baby boy, but I can’t help but feel compelled to want to do something for him and Sloan. I just feel terrible for what I put them through.

Nicole, no. No, no, no. You shouldn’t. You’re the one that’s been through hell.

Even so. You know what? I’m gonna go to the town square. I’ll be right back.

Oh, I’ll come with you.

No, honey. EJ, this isn’t something you can help me with. [soft music]


I really don’t know what you’re talking about.

Oh, please. Don’t con a conner. Dimitri told me everything, starting with how he gave you Nicole’s baby to bring to the hospital the night that child was born, and how then, after that child mysteriously died, you brought home your own little bundle of joy.

My God. He promised me.

Well, he also told me if I were to use this against you, you’d give me anything I wanted in the entire world, you’d be so desperate to hang onto that little boy. But see, the thing is, I delivered that baby. I saw that little miracle come into the world, and it changed me forever. And for once in my life, I was willing to do the right thing, and this is what that got me. I tried to tell EJ and Nicole the truth.

You what? What?

But did they listen? No! EJ just threw me out. Then I bravely went back, he punched me out. I–he wouldn’t believe a word out of my mouth. He just assaulted and insulted me. I never even got so far as to say that the baby is alive.

Oh, my God. Well, thank God.

Oh, no, no, no. No, no. Don’t thank God just yet, sweet lips. See, I’m here now because I’ve decided that fate is telling me that I should use the information about Nicole’s baby as Dimitri intended: to blackmail the hell out of you.

I haven’t given Rafe an answer about moving in with him. You know, just cleaning out my closet. That way, if I do decide, then it’ll make packing easier. And if I don’t, then I’ll get a head start on spring cleaning.

Or making room for more Christmas presents.


Listen, I’m just glad things are going well with you and Rafe.

And I hope to keep it that way. [sighs] I mean, I haven’t lived with anyone since my ex-husband, and you know how that ended. So I just want to be very intentional with my decision.

Which is always a good thing.

I hope so.

Hey, it was really good catching up. You know I wish you all the best.

I wish you the same.

Yes, Xander, I know Everett is a great editor-in-chief. So everyone keeps telling me, anyway. That’s why I hired him back. Yeah, restoring the reputation of “The Spectator” is important to me too ’cause it was important to Abigail.


Uh, let me call you back.

Oh, well, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt.

No, no. No worries. What can I– what can I do for you, Mayor Price?

Oh! You can do plenty. [chuckles] You and Stephanie both.

Dad, for now, for the foreseeable future, anyway, I just want to focus on my work, on–on doing some things that I’ve been putting off, friendships I’ve neglected, stuff like that.

Good plan. And I hope you know, you’re welcome to stay here as long as you like. Stay here for the next year or until whenever. I’m happy to have you. Your mom, on the other hand, might have designs on the spare bedroom.

[chuckles] I appreciate that, Dad. And no offense, but I hope I’m out of here long before then.

OK. And I hope that you make peace with whatever decisions you make about where to live, about Chad. OK, I’m gonna take my walk. Will I see you at dinner?

Definitely. And I’ll cook.

Great. Good. I love you, little sweetness.

I love you too.


Hey, Mr. Johnson!

[sighs] Well, hello there, Alex. [intriguing music] Something tells me you’re not here to see me.

Um, um, before you get started, there’s probably something that I should–I should tell you.

First, let me explain. See, the aldermen allocated funding for a sizeable campaign for the Healthy Salem, and I want to hire SJPR as my leads, if you have enough bandwidth to juggle the other projects you have taken on in the town of Salem. I was just about to call Stephanie, then I saw you sitting there.

Yeah, I’m sorry. You should probably just call Stephanie directly.

Is something wrong?

Um… Stephanie actually moved out, and–and we haven’t really had time to discuss the status of our business relationship yet.

So, I was just on my way out.

Right. Is it OK if I speak with Stephanie?

Well, let me check. There’s a gentleman caller at the door.

Dad, if you don’t mind, I got this.

OK. [whispers] Stay strong. [kisses]

Come in.


I–I was actually just telling my dad that I– I want to just focus on work now, and on some stuff that I’ve been neglecting. So I–I don’t know what you’re assuming, but I–

I’m not assuming a thing. But if you were assuming that I’m, like, trying to come over here and win you back or whatever, you’re wrong. I’m dating your cousin, for one thing.

Right. And, of course, you’d never play the field.

I came to return this. I found it next to the elliptical machine, and I know you’re the only person in the world that would be carrying around a water bottle that could hold half of Lake Michigan, so.

[chuckles] Yeah. Thank you. I’ve been looking for this.

You’re welcome. You know, I’m really gonna miss you yelling at me– reminding me– to wipe off my sweat from the equipment when I’m done, you know, and arguing with you over the rowing machines.

Wow, you really know how to make a girl feel special.

I have been told that.


Let me explain to you how this is going to go down. Are you listening? I own you now, Sloan. And you are going to obey me like a well-trained hound. Give me whatever I ask for. That is, of course, if you want to keep your precious son.

I have–

Good. First and foremost, you are going to get Dimitri out of prison.

I’m–I’m sorry, that’s– it’s–it’s impossible.

Then make the impossible possible.

I don’t think you understand. I already got him the best deal that I possibly could have. I had the most serious charges against him dropped.

That’s not enough.

What do you want? You want money? You want a job? Maybe a cute little place to live on the West side of Salem?

All of the above. Throw in power, world domination, a pony with a rainbow mohawk. Roll in the hay with your hot husband wouldn’t hurt, either.

Oh, my God, would you be real, please?

Oh, I am being real and I am dead serious. Or do I need to bring Lady Whistleblower out of retirement, write a detailed and sordid story about how Nicole is your baby’s real mother? [door opens]

The hell’s going on here?

Oh, no. Say it isn’t so. Not my dynamic duo. Oh! Oh! Let me tell you, I was shipping you and Stephanie hard, as my Chanel would say. Oh, look, I hope I’m not making you feel any worse.

No, no, no. There’s nothing that you could say that could make me feel worse than I already do. I screwed up and– and I tried to fix it, but it was too late. So she moved out, and– and to make it worse, she didn’t tell me. She actually gave the key to our neighbor, Alex Kiriakis. I’m sure she knew that him delivering that news would just be icing on the cake.

Oh. Whoa. Well, listen, I am hardly in a position to give relationship advice. Although, not to pat myself on the back, my husband doesn’t remember a damn thing about our life together, but, huh, well, look at us. You know, we’re– we’re still trucking along. Oh, but I digress. Anyway, well, what did Stephanie say about all this when you talked to her?

I don’t know. I didn’t.

What do you mean, you didn’t?

Well, I got her message loud and clear that she didn’t want to talk.

Of course, she wants to talk! She loves you! And you need to make clear that you are very, very sorry for whatever boneheaded thing you did. Unless you don’t want her back.

Of course I want her back.

Then what the hell are you doing standing here talking to me? Go do something about it, for God’s sake.

[sighs] Well, as much as I appreciate you returning my water bottle, I have work to do.

Right. You know, Steph, I really should tell you though…

Tell me what?

I ran into Chad earlier.

Oh. And?

And he told me what happened. [exhales sharply] For what it’s worth, Steph, he knows that he’s an ass. And I think he’d probably really like to apologize if he knew that you were willing to hear it.

I’m not. The only person that he should be apologizing to is Everett.

Yeah. Well, maybe he will, at some point. But he understands what he did was wrong, and he regrets it. He obviously loves you. It’s just–he looks really miserable over what happened. And, Steph, I hate getting in between this more than you know, um, but from what I’m seeing here, it looks like you’re kind of miserable too. Are you sure this is what you want?

Hey, Jada.

Hey, Steve.

Long time no see.

Yes, too long.


[chuckles] Hey, thank you for the invite the other night. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t make it, but work has been crazy.

Yeah. Well, you missed out on my killer chicken wings. But don’t worry, you have a standing invitation anytime.

Thank you.

So how you doing? Everything good?

Yeah, sure.

Come on, Jada, this is me. What’s on your mind?

Actually… [sighs] I’m having a rough day.

[clears throat] Hey.

Oh, a little retail therapy?

Yes. But it’s not for me.


Are you upsetting my wife?

Leo was just–

I was just leaving. Apparently, it’s nap time for the little tyke. That is a beautiful stroller. Nothing but the top of the line for your miracle baby, am I right? We’ll talk soon, Sloaney. Toodles. [tense music]

I told you taking on that case was gonna be nothing but trouble. What’d that parasite want? [folksy Christmas music]

So, you want to talk about it? I’m a pretty good listener, even though my daughter doesn’t always think so.

[chuckles] She probably takes it for granted, having a great dad that she can turn to for anything.

Well, I’m here for you too, Jada. I mean that. You can come to me anytime. So tell me. Tell me what’s bothering you.

I saw Eric earlier today, and I met the baby. I’m happy for him. It’s just that it– it brought back a lot of memories. I don’t know, I think I’m just emotional today in general because–

Because it’s the anniversary of your dad’s passing.

[sighs] You remembered.

Of course I remembered. Marcus was my first best friend. It was him and me against the world for a whole lot of years. I could never forget this day.

Thank you. You have no idea what that means to me.

As I just told my dad, I am sure that I made the right decision. My only regret is that I didn’t get to say goodbye to Thomas and Charlotte. I love those kids so much, and I know this will be hard on them.

And that’s your only regret?

You know what? Thank you for bringing my water bottle, but I really have to get back to work.

OK. All right, yeah. I’ll–I’ll get–I’ll get going.


Bye. [bottle clangs]

Oh! Damn!

What happened?

Ow! What do you mean? I just dropped this stupid bottle on my foot.


It hurts really bad.

OK, let’s–let’s– let’s go sit down. Come here.

Oh, my God, why does it hurt so much? I think I might’ve broken it.

It’s OK. It’s all right. Let’s just try and sit down, please. Let me try–let me try and help you. It’s OK.

Well, didn’t take you two long to pick things back up, did it? [both sigh] [“O Little Town Of Bethlehem” playing]

Ugh, bah humbug. Well done, Leo. You don’t have a functioning conscience or $. to your name. So where do you go from here? [sighs]

Leo came in here demanding that I get a better deal for Dimitri, which I already explained to him I’d done the best that I could do, and obviously, as you can see, he didn’t take that very well.

And that’s it? Hey, why are you so rattled?

I just–I just– I just missed you and Jude. And you guys took longer than I expected.

Well, we–we ran into some old friends on our walk. Didn’t we, Jude?

Oh, yeah, who?

Uh, Jada Hunter. And before that, Nicole. [knock on door]

I’ll get that.


Sloan. Bad time?

Thank you for being here for me. [country Christmas music] I don’t want to keep you from lunch.

I didn’t come here for lunch. I came here to see you. I know how tough these anniversaries can be, especially around the holidays. It’s like a double whammy.

Yeah, it is. When we lost my dad, I had bought him a Christmas present. And I was–I was upstairs right now cleaning my closet and… [scoffs softly] Would you believe that I still have it?

I’d believe it. Because… [keys jingling] I still have this. Marcus made this for me when we were both about eight years old. It’s one of the only things I still have left from my childhood. I know I’ve told you this before, but I wouldn’t have made it where I am today if it wasn’t for Marcus. [chuckles] Man, we got into so much trouble when we were kids. But your dad– your dad was always trying to walk the straight and narrow, follow the rules. I was always leading him down the wrong path. I’m not surprised you ended up on the side of law and order. Jada, I want you to know, your dad would be so proud of you. So proud.


Oh, my God. I do not believe that you would think what you’re thinking!


Wait, be careful, your toe.

What? Toe?

I gotta get out of here.

Steph, you probably need to get checked out. I’ll drive you to the hospital real quick.

No, I’ll drive myself.

Steph, come on.

I said I’ll drive myself. [sighs] [quirky music]

Oh… I’m guessing that wasn’t what it looked like, huh?

No, it was not. [sighs] She dropped a water bottle on her foot. She thinks she broke her toe.


[exhales sharply] Steve’s probably got a few beers in there. You want one?


Uh, no, not a bad time, but it is a surprise. Eric was just telling me he ran into you guys.

Yeah. And I had noticed how big the baby was getting, and I figured he’s probably outgrowing his newborn clothes, or soon will be, so– anyway, I– I saw this in the store window, and, um, I wanted him to have it.


Look, I know this small gesture doesn’t make up for all the things I put you through these past few weeks–

That was very generous of you, Nicole. Thank you.

Yes, thank you.

Uh, Eric. I appreciate you all letting us drop by unannounced. Nicole really needed to do this to show that she was healing and moving on.

I’d put it on him now, but he’s knocked out.

Of course. You don’t want to wake a sleeping baby, right?

What–what do you mean he’s gone? Gone where? Supermax? For what? No, no, he didn’t try and blow up the world, that’s– yeah, well, bah humbug to you too. I know you did this, Sloan, and now I’m gonna blow up your world.

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