Days Update Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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Sloan is at home, on the phone with Eric. She asks when to expect him home so she can make dinner plans. Eric is at the hospital and responds that he’s sorry but he won’t be home in time for dinner as he has to stop by and see Theresa. Sloan asks how things are going. Eric informs her that Tate was arrested for supplying the drugs to Holly and Theresa must be going out of her mind. Sloan asks how Holly is doing. Eric reveals that she had a seizure while he was visiting. Eric says he has to go but he’ll be home as soon as he can. Sloan tells him they are doing fine. Eric says he loves her and hangs up.

Theresa paces at home and complains to Alex about Tate being tried as an adult. Alex feels there has to be something he can do. Theresa believes they have done everything and complains that it’s not right or fair as Alex hugs her.

Brady goes home where Marlena asks how it went and assumes it must have been so tough. Brady confirms that it was and that he can’t even see Tate until tomorrow morning because he’s in holding. Brady knows Tate is scared. Marlena tells him that she’s so sorry. Brady says he tried everything he could to help him but nothing helped and that he tried to take the fall but it only made it worse. Brady declares that he’s the worst father on the planet.

John and Steve sit together at the Brady Pub as John complains about Tate being in a holding cell and being tried as an adult, all because EJ has gone off the deep end. John calls it an abuse of power and it’s killing him to watch Brady go through this. Steve encourages that John is obviously there for him and that’s all he can do right now.

Konstantin sits in his room at the Kiriakis Mansion and pulls out some papers, wondering if this could be the man. Konstantin says he was supposed to be dead, then decides he needs to do more digging as he sits with his laptop.

Melinda goes to Sloan’s apartment. Sloan thanks her for coming so quickly. Melinda says her message had her worried and asks what’s going on. Sloan tells her that she can’t take this anymore as it’s Nicole and it’s too much. Melinda encourages her to breathe and calm down. Melinda asks what about Nicole. Sloan responds that there is a real possibility that Nicole may now lose her surviving child to a drug overdose which means she will have lost two children in weeks, leaving her childless. Sloan declares that the guilt is eating her alive and she can’t keep living in this deception so they have to do something. Melinda questions what she is suggesting. Sloan responds that they have to give the baby back.

Alex asks if Theresa has considered reaching out to her dad since he’s the head of the ISA and maybe he could help Tate. Theresa says she can’t get ahold of him as he’s on some secret mission. Alex asks about her brother since he was in town recently. Theresa argues that Andrew wouldn’t pull any strings to help and probably thinks Tate is a big screw up like her. Alex encourages while Theresa says he doesn’t know about all the stuff she’s done in the past and recently. Alex questions what kind of stuff she’s done recently. Theresa thinks back to her and Konstantin’s plan to make Alex the son of Victor instead of Xander. Alex asks her again what kind of things she’s done recently. Theresa claims just the usual and calls herself a colossal screw up. Eric then shows up at the door. Theresa asks if he came to tell her what a bad parent she is and that it’s Tate’s fault. Theresa talks about beating herself up. Eric informs her that he stopped by to give her a hug.

Marlena argues that Brady is not a bad father. Brady brings up Tate being kicked out of boarding school, so he brought him here to straighten him out but it went from bad to worse. Brady feels if he didn’t bring Tate to Salem, none of this would’ve happened. Brady wonders if he was being selfish in bringing him back. Brady adds that with everything going on with his son, he’s still lost custody of his daughter as well. Marlena encourages that could turn around and points out that he didn’t force Tate as he wanted to stay in Salem. Marlena says they can’t always make their children do what they would like, but when their children suffer, they suffer. Marlena adds that they have to let them make choices and they learn from the consequences, the hard way. Brady thanks Marlena for being there for him and Tate. Marlena mentions going to meet John and Steve at the Pub for supper, so she invites Brady to join them which he accepts. Kristen then shows up at the door. Marlena asks what she wants. Kristen responds that she’s here for Brady.

Konstantin walks past the Brady Pub and sees a message on his phone that Maggie went to see Holly at the hospital. Konstantin says he should stop by and bring her some flowers. Konstantin then looks in the window of the Pub and sees John and Steve.

Steve asks John if there’s any way to get through to EJ before he throws the book at Tate. John doubts it since he obviously isn’t thinking rationally as it’s all about revenge and using Tate as a scapegoat for his misery. John says all they can hope for is that Holly pulls through, remembers what happened that night and sets the record straight. Konstantin then enters the Pub, shocking Steve and John. Konstantin guesses they are not too pleased to see him which Steve confirms. Steve questions what he’s still doing in Salem. Konstantin tells them that they blew it and their plan to run him out of town was a miserable failure. John calls him a fool for walking around in public, unless he wanted them to find him. Konstantin claims he just came for Brady Pub chowder. Steve tells him to turn around and get the hell out, then they will be right behind him to escort him to the airport. Konstantin declares that he’s not leaving anytime in the near future and the only way he will be gone from Salem is if they kidnap him again or murder him. Konstantin remarks that he wouldn’t put it past them.

Melinda questions Sloan suggesting giving the baby back to Nicole and argues that they would be on the hook for a very big crime. Sloan says she’ll represent herself and plead insanity if she has to. Melinda argues that she’s not thinking straight, reminding her that EJ is the district attorney and he would nail them to the wall for kidnapping. Melinda feels they would be risking everything and their lives would be over. Melinda brings up what EJ is doing to Tate and warns her to think about what he would do to them. Melinda declares that they would spend the rest of their days in prison and asks if that’s what Sloan wants.

Eric asks how Theresa is holding up. Theresa admits not very well and asks if he’s been to see Holly and Nicole. Eric confirms that he just came from the hospital and nothing’s changed in Holly’s condition so all they can do is pray. Eric states that no matter what, he’ll always love Tate and Holly as he could never judge either of them. Theresa asks if he would judge her. Eric brings up how he drove drunk 8 years ago and killed Holly’s father. Eric states that right now, Holly, Theresa, and Tate all need compassion and nobody knows that better than he does.

Kristen yells at Brady, asking where he’s been. Brady says it’s been a long night. Kristen reminds him that he was supposed to see his daughter an hour ago. Brady admits he forgot. Kristen calls it unbelievable and complains that he badgered her for weeks about seeing her and when she finally agrees, he stands up his own daughter. Brady asks her to let him explain. Kristen remarks that she would love to hear why he left his daughter in tears. Kristen then asks where the hell Brady has been and warns that it better be damn good.

Konstantin informs John that one’s past cannot be swept under the rug so easily. Konstantin brings up that Steve kidnapped him while John was lurking in the corner like an assassin. Konstantin claims his hands are clean and asks if John can say the same. John warns that he could make one call to the ISA and Konstantin will wake up on an island, permanently. Steve adds that he’ll have no way out. John warns Konstantin about running his mouth. Konstantin says an island sounds ideal for him to start a new life, just like John has. Konstantin says it would remind him of his home in Aria, then asks if Steve knows the place.

Melinda talks about Holly’s overdose being a shock but says it’s not like Sloan to be in such a tailspin. Sloan complains about balancing parenting, work, and the constant feeling of living in guilt. Sloan brings up the expenses as she reveals that she’s being blackmailed by Leo Stark, who knows that Jude is Nicole’s baby. Melinda asks how he could know that since Dimitri is in a super max prison, then realizes that Dimitri must have told him before being transferred. Sloan adds that it’s much worse since Leo knows that she had a hand in having Dimitri transferred to the super max prison and he’s out for revenge. Melinda hopes that Sloan did not mention her and that she’s not compromised in this. Sloan assures that Leo has no idea of her involvement. Sloan complains that Leo has been draining her of everything. Sloan says she was able to reel in his spending but doesn’t know how long that will last or what he’s going to demand next.

Eric tells Theresa about the tremendous guilt he felt and how he went to prison for his crime. Eric talks about the shame he felt but he had to forgive himself. Theresa argues that Tate’s situation is different because he’s innocent and Holly chose to take the drugs herself. Eric says regardless, they are all hurting and if there’s anything he can do to help, he’s there for her. Theresa responds that there actually may be something he can do.

Marlena tells Kristen that there is a lot going on with the family right now and asks her to listen to Brady. Brady tells Marlena that he can handle this and that she can go on to have a meal with John while he will hopefully join them later. Marlena asks Kristen to tell Rachel that her grandparents miss her as she then exits. Brady tells Kristen that he wouldn’t miss a moment with his daughter without a really good reason. Brady then reveals that Tate is in jail. Kristen questions what he did. Brady responds that he didn’t do anything but he went to a New Year’s Eve party with Holly, who had drugs on her to his surprise. Brady then informs Kristen that Holly overdosed at the Bistro and is currently on life support in a coma. Kristen is surprised and says she’s sorry. Brady adds that to make matters worse, EJ is on the warpath and thinks it’s all Tate’s fault. Brady points out that EJ revoked Tate’s bail so Tate is in a jail cell and is going to be tried as an adult. Kristen admits she had no idea this was happening since she and Rachel have been out of town. Brady doesn’t know what he’s going to say to their daughter as he has to tell her that he stood her up, forgot he was going to see her, and her brother is in jail. Kristen decides that she will break the news to her and explain everything, so he doesn’t have to worry about it. Brady questions Kristen being kind to him and wants to know what the catch is.

Melinda asks why Sloan didn’t tell her that Leo was blackmailing her and bleeding her dry. Sloan argues that she had a lot on her mind, like Nicole kidnapping her son. Melinda thought it was an innocent mix-up but Sloan insists that Nicole planned it and had no intention of bringing the baby back until EJ convinced her, but then Eric convinced her to cover up for Nicole because she has a conscience, so she told the police that they asked Nicole to babysit. Sloan states that she did it for Eric. Sloan wishes she would’ve just violated her conscience and went with her gut, because she can’t stand seeing Nicole out and that she helped her. Melinda questions why she’s feeling sorry for her then. Melinda acknowledges that it’s awful that Nicole might lose her daughter and no one knows that more than her, but Sloan had nothing to do with Holly’s overdose. Melinda urges her to stay the course as she has everything she ever wanted so she shouldn’t blow it now for either of them.

Eric asks Theresa what he can do. Theresa asks him to speak to Nicole and plead Tate’s case by telling her that would never try to hurt Holly so maybe Nicole will get EJ to back off a bit and listen to reason. Eric agrees to talk to Nicole but says not today while Holly is in a coma and they don’t know if she’ll ever come out of it. Theresa says she understands. Eric tells her to be good to herself. Eric knows it can be hard to find faith in the chaos so he reveals that he brought Grandma Caroline’s rosary that she gave him when he became a priest. Eric says it’s gotten through tough times so he wants her to hold on to it. Theresa thanks him and says it means a lot.

Kristen tells Brady that there’s no catch as she’s been behind bars many times and she doesn’t wish that on her worst enemy, let alone her daughter’s brother. Brady continues to question her. Kristen calls the situation terrible for everyone, so she really has no interest in making it any worse. Brady thanks her as he feels really bad about letting Rachel down since he’s been waiting to see her and he blew it. Kristen understands it was an extreme circumstance that was unexpected. Brady asks for the chance to make it up to Rachel. Kristen informs him that Rachel has been having bad dreams and woke up crying one night because she dreamt that Brady was dead. Kristen acknowledges that Rachel misses him. Brady responds that he misses her too. Kristen says he can still see her and make it up to her, but warns that if he disappoints her again, she swears he will have to pay.

Steve tells Konstantin that he doesn’t know Aria. Konstantin thought he recognized the name and asks if he’s certain that he’s never been there. Steve says he’s been all over the world, so maybe he stopped by at some point but he doesn’t remember. Steve adds that it’s none of his damn business anyway. Konstantin says there’s no reason to get upset if he doesn’t want to discuss it. John questions what he’s driving at. Steve accuses him of just trying to stall. Steve tells Konstantin that he’s going back to Greece and warns that if he doesn’t go back on his own, he’ll end up in a place a lot less ideal. Konstantin notes that Steve seems quite rattled. Steve admits he’s pissed because he’s looking at the devious son of a bitch who took advantage of Maggie. Steve reminds him that he was warned to leave Salem but he ignored that, so he can either leave on his own or he will be forcibly exiled courtesy of the ISA. Steve declares that they can do it the easy way or the hard way and it’s up to him. Marlena arrives and asks if everything is okay here.

Sloan thanks Melinda for talking her off the ledge. Melinda worries that she’s still on the ledge and asks if she’s not going to change her mind and blow their covers about the baby. Eric then comes home and asks what’s going on. Sloan says that Melinda was just visiting her Godson which Eric questions. Sloan knows they haven’t discussed it but says they wouldn’t have Jude if not for Melinda. Eric agrees and tells Melinda that they are forever in her debt. Melinda asks when the Christening is. Sloan says as soon as they lock down a date, she will be the first to know. Melinda reminds Sloan what they talked about earlier about baby-proofing the place to keep him safe. Melinda then exits. Sloan tells Eric that she’s so glad he’s back. Eric asks why she seems upset then.

Brady says there’s the Kristen DiMera he knows and despises. Kristen says giving him another chance to make it up to Rachel even though he stood them up surprises her as much as it did him, because she had a lot more yelling planned. Brady guesses she must be disappointed. Kristen admits that she is a little bit because yelling gets her frustration out. Brady tells her to just yell away if it’s therapeutic for her. Kristen says it won’t work since he told her to. Brady feels they can wait a few and he’ll say something else to trigger her and then she can yell at him to her heart’s content.

Alex makes Theresa a sandwich and then sees that she is praying. Alex comments that he didn’t know she was in to all the religious stuff. Theresa says she might not be a good Catholic but it’s still her faith. Alex calls it cool. Theresa questions if he really thinks so. Alex responds that he thinks she looks very sexy when she prays. Alex tries to kiss her but Theresa questions what the hell he is doing. Alex admits that was bad timing and apologizes as he just wanted to try to make her feel better the best way he knows how. Theresa calls that totally inappropriate. Alex agrees and says he’s fully aware that most of their relationship has been focused primarily on the physical, but that’s not what he’s all about. Alex wants to be there for her emotionally too for whatever she needs. Theresa admits she wasn’t expecting that and says it means a lot to her. Theresa apologizes for snapping at him. Alex says he gets it and asks her to forgive him. Alex holds her and says it’s crazy how life throws together certain people just at the right time when you need them. Alex declares that he’s very grateful to have met Theresa.

Sloan tells Eric that she’s okay and it’s just that there is a lot going on right now with the baby and the work that never ends and it takes a little out of her. Eric understands and offers to make her dinner which she accepts. Eric tells her to just relax and goes to prepare.

Kristen tells Brady that she’ll be in touch to set up a day for he and Rachel so they can make up for lost time. Brady thanks her as he missed Rachel a lot and admits the holidays were pretty rough not seeing her. Brady mentions hearing that she had a really good Christmas though which Kristen confirms. Kristen mentions getting Rachel some Taylor Swift ear buds and that “Karma” is her favorite song. Kristen tells Brady about Rachel dancing around the room and says she will send him a video. Brady talks about needing to see Rachel as it’s just not the same and he feels like he’s let her down so much while now he’s let Tate down. Brady cries that he’s let his kids down over and over and he doesn’t want to do it anymore. Kristen encourages that they love him and that won’t change and he’ll get through this like he always does. Kristen says he will be there for his kids because that’s just who he is as she hugs Brady.

Konstantin acknowledges Marlena and says he’s heard so much about her. Marlena is surprised to see him. Konstantin says he was just leaving as he suddenly lost his taste for clam chowder. Konstantin tells them to have a nice evening and mocks that he will consider their kind words and thoughtful request as he exits the Pub. Konstantin remarks to himself that he saw the look on Steve’s face so he knows all too well about Aria in Greece. Konstantin wonders if it could really be after so many long years.

Marlena asks what that was all about as she thought Konstantin was already gone from Salem. John says they thought so too. Steve responds that he will be gone soon, for good, and they can count on that.

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