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[suspenseful music]

There you are.

You’re still up.

Obviously. I was starting to get worried about you. You were gone for such a long time. There were all these sirens. I’m sure you must have heard them.

Yeah, I did. I have no idea what that was all about.


[clears throat] Thank you for the clothes, Maggie.

Oh, um, Victor would be glad that they’ve come in handy. I know I should have donated them. I just can’t seem to bring myself to do that. Julie, can I get you anything? Something to drink maybe?

No, no. Thank you.

[tense music]

Where’s Doug?

Upstairs with the kids. They finally fell asleep. He doesn’t want to leave their side.

God bless him.

They were so scared. I mean, we all were.

I can’t even imagine. Oh, Chad, how absolutely terrifying.

It was. I, um– I’m not sure I’ve really been able to process any of it yet. Julie was so brave.

And she always is. And I know you were too, as you always are. Julie, it’s all right now. You and Chad and the kids, you’re all OK. Thank God. And that’s all that matters.

It is. It is. I know it is. The house is on fire, our home, but just a house, just a material thing. Your home is really your family. The people that you love is your home, isn’t that right?


I just don’t understand why it happened.

I know why. It was my fault, all my fault.

[phone ringing]


[sighs] It’s all hands on deck tonight, huh?

Yeah, the commish issued a tac alert, so we are out in full force since they targeted one of our own.

Any news on Harris?

No, not yet.

All right, where are we? I want updates on anything that we have on this shooting.

OK, we’re currently canvassing. We got police force everywhere. And we’re pulling some security footage, as well as interviewing witnesses who claim they heard gunshots.

What about his phone?

We’re trying to locate that now. How is he?

Alive, but it’s touch and go.


What about the pub?

Actually, I just got back. Everyone’s fine. But I’ll fill you in on that later.

OK. I’ve got Phillips at the hospital, giving me updates on Harris. I figured I could be more useful here.

Many of us in blue not on the streets are donating down at the blood bank.

That’s right. We always show up for each other in time of need.


Oh, Wendy. Thanks for coming in.

Yeah, no problem. How can I help?

We’re gonna need you to scrub traffic cam footage.

Yeah, sure. But, uh, can I talk to you two first in private?

[suspenseful music]

You hanging in?

Just barely. You know, I don’t always have the greatest memory. But I remember every single word that Harris ever said to me. And I keep hearing those words in my head over and over again.

You really love him, don’t you?

I never told him. What if I never get the chance to?

Let’s start another line and run the fluids right through it, wide open.

His pulse is weak. Breathing is shallow.

He’s lost a lot of blood. We need at least three units for surgery. Let’s make it five. Stay with us, Harris. Come on now. Stay with us.

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

Yeah, I mean, I was just really in the zone tonight. I ran about two miles more than I usually do. There’s sirens all over town. I guess Everett will fill me in on it in the morning.

I mean, we could stay up late and watch the news, then maybe have a drink.

I mean, that does sound really tempting, but I’m just– I really am beat. And I need a shower more than anything. And why don’t you just tell me when Victoria’s up and I’ll take the first shift, yeah? Just have a good night, Sarah.

[somber music]

How could this have been your fault, Chad? I don’t understand.

Uh… I got a phone call after we got outside and we were across the street, when we were safe. And it was from an unknown number, and the voice was distorted. It was disguised. And they said that, “Maybe next time, you’ll listen.”


I, um– I think it was a payback for a story that we ran in “The Spectator” about the drug ring. +Clyde told me that if I published it, I’d be sorry.

And you ignored that? You didn’t take it seriously, a threat from– from Clyde Weston, the man that killed your wife? Why did you go ahead and print the story, Chad?

[phone ringing]

So, Wendy, what’s up?

Yeah, did you see something tonight?

No, not tonight. Look, I don’t like being a snitch. But what happened to Harris– I think I probably should have told you this sooner.

It’s OK. Just say it.

The other night, Ava pretty much admitted to me and Tripp that something was going on at the bistro, something that could get her into trouble. And she said she didn’t want us involved. She didn’t want us to be in danger too.

What kind of danger? Did she say?

No, she didn’t, but it sounded pretty serious. And she also made a big point of saying that she couldn’t trust the cops.

Did she say why?

No, something about the cops can be more corrupt than the mob based on her experience.

Did you observe any unusual behavior from Ava’s part?

Well, she’s obsessed with wanting Tripp and me to get out of town. It’s like if she can get us to leave, then we won’t be around for whatever danger is out there. And I don’t know the details, but I think Stefan is involved somehow.

OK. OK, good, good, good, good. Wendy, thank you. Thank you for this tip. Now, I would really appreciate it if you could be the ears and eyes around Ava? Yeah?

I don’t know. That’s a little weird, the idea of spying on my boyfriend’s mother.

Wendy, look, I understand. I do. But this could really help out our investigation. And I don’t have to tell you this, but there’s some real serious business going down right now.

OK. I’ll do it.

All right, good. Now, this stays between us, you got it? No one else will know that you’re giving us intel or what that intel is.

You can’t tell anyone, Wendy, not even Tripp.

Especially not Tripp.


[door opening]

Sorry to interrupt. I’ve got something you’re gonna want to see right away.

Harris is gonna be OK. You got to think positive. Hey, look at me. The guy’s a tank. OK, he was a freaking Navy SEAL, for god’s sake. I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s been through crap five times worse than this. He’s gonna make it. I got to ask you though, if you love the guy so much, why’d you get down and dirty with me?

[suspenseful music]

What? What the hell is wrong with you?

Lots of things.

Yeah, lots of things. What? We discussed this. And we both agreed that it was a huge mistake, OK? But you know, since you can’t seem to let it go, why the hell did you get down and dirty with me when apparently you love Gabi so much, huh? You know what? Don’t. Don’t even answer it. Because you know what? It never happened.

You’re right. It never happened.


I’m sorry I brought it up.

What is it? What’s wrong? Is Harris gonna be OK?

Chad, I know you couldn’t have imagined somebody was GONNA set the house on fire, but why didn’t you tell us about the call, warn us about this threat of Clyde’s?

I know. I-I wish– I wish I would have. It’s–it’s my fault.

No, it’s not your fault, Chad.

No, it is.

It’s the act of a wicked, ungodly man.

No. I-I should have taken this threat seriously because I know what that man is capable of. I’m sorry. I didn’t–I’m sorry.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m overwhelmed. Obviously, I’m overwhelmed. The house is burned, the legacy of Tom and Alice. But I shouldn’t lash out at you. You’re not to blame. You’re not to blame in any way.

It’s OK.

No, it’s not OK. It’s not OK. I’m sorry. The person to blame is Clyde. My God, how this must hurt you, the man that took Abigail away from you, away from all of us.

That’s why I published the story in the first place. I wanted to– I needed to bring him down, and I wanted to make him pay so badly for what he did to my Abby and to my kids, and for leaving them without a mother.

Of course. Of course. But darling, tell me. That threat, that voice on the phone, are you sure that was Clyde’s voice?

I can’t be sure, but who else would it be?

So you didn’t recognize the voice?

No, it was distorted, like I said, and the number was blocked. You know, but there might be a way to unblock it.

Well, with the technology they have nowadays, investigators can find out a lot of things.

So you didn’t tell the police about the call?

Not yet, no. I’m gonna go to the station right now, and I’ll give them my phone and see if there’s anything that they can do.

Yes, please.


One of the unis found it tossed in a dumpster near the bistro.

Could be the break we need.

OK, Wendy. This phone is now your priority one.

Got it. I’ll get it printed and run the numbers on the phone.

Yep, let me know what you find, even if it’s a dead end.

On it.

All right.


[clears throat] Anything else you need from me, Commissioner?

That’s it, Goldman. Just shut the door behind you, please. OK. So I don’t know what is up with Ava, but we need to have a chat with her.

Yeah, she definitely knows more than what she’s saying.

Oh, yeah. Also, get me up to speed on the pub.

Oh. You are not going to believe this, Commissioner.

[suspenseful music]

We’ve been giving Harris transfusions to replace the blood that he lost. But now he is stable enough for surgery.

Oh, thank God.

Our biggest concern right now is internal bleeding. But he could also have bullet fragmentation that could have caused damage to other areas. So our plan right now is to go in, remove the bullet, and check for multi-organ system dysfunction. Do you know, is there anybody in the family that I should notify?

Not that I know of.

It’s all right. It’s OK. We will contact the PD. They keep an emergency contact list for all their officers in case anything happens in the line of duty.

Kayla, is he gonna be OK?

Like I said, he lost a lot of blood. We’ll know more when we get into surgery. But I can tell you we will do everything we can.

[somber guitar music]



[suspenseful music]


[sultry music]

I thought we were taking things slow.

We can take things as slow as you want. The slower, the better.

God, Maggie. Somebody, somebody set fire to the house with us in it, with the precious children in it.

Well, there’ll be a reckoning for the evil that is Clyde Weston.

Reckoning? Reckoning schmeckoning. The house was on fire. We’ve lost the family history– the pictures, the scrapbooks, my grandmother’s–

[somber piano music] The Christmas ornaments. Oh, God. What would my grandparents say?

They’d say, thank God you all got out safe and unharmed. And just what you said earlier, home isn’t material possessions. It’s family and the people you love.

Yes. That is what they’d say.

Yeah. Yeah, that’s what they’d say.

Harris has experienced significant trauma. But he’s strong, and he’s in excellent shape, so he will do better than most. And you found him and got him help before it was too late. So because of you, he actually has a fighting chance.

[phone beeps] Excuse me. They are taking him to the OR now. I’ll be in touch.

[dramatic music]

Ava, please. I can protect you.

No, you can’t.

I can. I can. And I will. Because I love you. I think maybe you already knew, but I love you.

You’ve got to make it, my love. You’ve just got to.

Yeah. Harris has been keeping Lucas Horton in his room at the pub.

Yeah. Talk about going above and beyond. That’s my partner.

Yeah. And the best thing that we can do for him is to go full throttle on this investigation and nail every bastard that’s involved. But damn it, I am telling you, Clyde Weston is pulling strings from the inside.

Yeah, but how do we prove that?

Well, we find out who his new puppet master is and the foot soldiers that he has on the outside, and then we flip them.

Let’s hope the phone gives us something.

Yeah, or forensics finds something at the pub.

Speaking of, I’ve got police presence there all night processing the scene. So Lucas is safe for now, but we got to find him a new safe house.

Yeah, the question is, how the hell did they find this one? And he guns down a cop? It’s like Weston is waging a war on Salem tonight.

[knocking] Yeah?

Chad DiMera is here, Commissioner. He insists on speaking to you.

All right, well, send him in.

[tense music]

Thanks. Busy out there.

What’s up, Chad?

I’m not sure if you heard, but there was a fire tonight at the Horton house.

Oh my God. Is everyone OK?

Yeah. We’re good.

OK, so everyone got out, Doug and Julie and your kids?

We all got out, but the house is gone. It’s destroyed.

Oh, my God. I’m so sorry, man. I mean, honestly, we’ve been so busy here, I didn’t even hear about it. Do you know what the cause was?

Yeah, I do. Arson. I think it was Clyde Weston.

So tell me again what this guy said.

His exact words were, “Maybe next time, you’ll listen.”

And why do you think it was Clyde Weston?

Well, it was either him or somebody who works for him. Clyde threatened me and my editor in chief today at the prison when we saw him. We told him we were going to write the article on the opioid crisis and that we were going to name him as the suspected drug lord. He didn’t want it to see the light of day. And it did, obviously, as you know. So I think this was revenge for us outing him.

And killing his profits.


So Clyde Weston is on the warpath. And if he is responsible for this fire, then, well, that makes three incidents tonight.

What do you mean three? What else happened?

Well, I cannot discuss other incidents, Chad, but I’m just glad that you and your family are unharmed. And I am interested in seeing that arson report, so I’ll have the fire department send it over ASAP.

I need you to tell me you’re going to get this guy, Rafe. He killed Abigail, and then he burned down her family house while he was in prison for her murder. I need you to tell me that.

We’re gonna get this guy. We are gonna get him. Every man and woman in this department wants to bring him down.

If you could leave your phone here, we’re gonna need to hold on to it. I’ll have tech look it over.

No problem. Anything you need. Um… You need to nail that son of a bitch, yeah?


[groans] This is taking forever.

Let me get you something to eat.

I can’t. I can’t keep this up. I can’t, Stefan, not after tonight. Come on. Come on. We got to end this. You see that. You know that. I mean, come on. You got to realize we can’t keep this going.

Ava, we have no choice. We cannot betray Clyde. You’ve seen what happens.

I swear to God. I swear to God, if Harris dies, I’m gonna go after Clyde Weston myself. And screw whatever happens because the son of a bitch is not gonna know what hit him.

Oh, come on.

Come on, what?

Are you–will you waltz into Statesville and stab him with a spork in the visiting room?

Oh, don’t you insult me.

Let it go.

Oh, OK. OK. So we’re just supposed to let him hurt the people that we love, and there’s nothing that we can do about it?

That’s right. There is nothing we can do about it, unless you want him to kill the people we love the most.

[romantic music]

I love you. I never stopped.

I love you. I never stopped.

Three targets in one night. Clyde Weston apparently had this whole thing planned and executed simultaneously.

Yeah, from the confines of his cell while his goons are out there knocking off his enemies.

Not just his enemies, Rafe. There were kids in that house, an elderly couple. Clyde doesn’t give a damn who gets caught in the crossfire.


How does he know so much? How? OK, look, it’s one thing to know where Chad lives or where Harris is gonna be at any given time of day. But to know that Lucas was hiding out? This mole, this mole runs deep.

Sorry, I should have knocked, but I couldn’t wait. You won’t believe it. I got a hit off the burner phone found at the bistro. I started cross-checking phone numbers. Take a look.

[dramatic music]

Son of a bitch.

[phone ringing]

We got him now.

Tonight’s the night.


I got the warrant!



[clears throat]

You all right?

Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. Just overdid it at the gym.


All right, everybody. You know the drill. Let’s do this.

The kids are still asleep, and Doug is sacked up next to them in the chair. I wasn’t sure if I should wake him up and get him to his own room or not.

I’ll rouse him when I go up.

So how did it go at the police station?

Told them everything. And they took my phone. So I hope it helped.

Oh, God. I hope so.

Chad, is there any chance we’re all still in danger?

[suspenseful music]

I don’t think so. I think Clyde made his point. But Rafe said he was gonna put a car outside for the night just to be safe.

How reassuring.

[sighs] So I guess all we have to think about is where we’re gonna live now.

How is he? Oh, my God, is he alive?

He made it through the surgery.

Oh, thank God. Did you remove the bullet?

Yes, but the bullet wasn’t our only concern. He had a collapsed lung, and the internal bleeding was significant.

So what happens now?

Now we monitor him closely, and we wait.

How long before we know if he’ll make it?

Well, there are no guarantees, but I would say hours.

[somber music]




[exhales] You know, it wasn’t long ago I just thought we’d never be together again. But now you’re back in my arms.

Mm-hmm. Finally.




[soft music]

I missed you. I missed you so much.

Same here. And while we were apart, there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about you, wonder how you were doing, wonder if you were thinking about me.

I was. Even when I was so angry and I wanted to move on, there was just this… this longing for you. It just–it never went away. And I would fantasize about moments like this.

I fantasized about moments like this too and the moments right before this.

Those were good moments.

[laughs] And when you went out, I just– I couldn’t wait for you to get back. I was just hoping that something like this might happen.

I’m just sorry I was gone so long.

You should be. Although when you went for the jog, you left your phone. And I wasn’t snooping–that does feel important to say– but it was impossible to not notice a text that came through that just said, “Is it done?”

Is it done?

Yeah. It’s weird, right? Do you know what that means?

I have no idea.

Police! Search warrant. We’re coming in.

[dramatic music]

[door crashing, clattering]

There’s nothing to figure out, Julie. You will all live right here– you, Doug, Chad, and your wonderful children.

No, Maggie. We can’t possibly impose on you. You’ve got a house full of people living here already.

It’s a mansion, empty bedrooms galore. And there’s still plenty of room.

Aunt Maggie, you don’t have to do that.

I won’t take no for an answer, end of discussion. Now, you both go upstairs and get some rest. There’s nothing more you can do tonight. Tomorrow is another day.

All right. Get up in the morning, put one foot in front of the other.

Mm-hmm. And you, you will rebuild brick by brick. And… you will have everyone around you who love you every step of the way.



Can I see him?

Like I said, he’s in recovery.

Look, Doc, she’s been waiting here for hours. And for what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure that he’d want her in that room beside him.

Which brings me to something that I wanted to mention to Ava. So, Stefan, would you mind just giving us a minute?

No problem.

So one of my nurses got in touch with the Salem Police Department to get Harris’ emergency contact information. Were you aware that he listed you as the person to be notified in case of his injury or death?

No, I did not know that.

Well, clearly you mean a lot to him.

Thank you for telling me that. And, Kayla, please, I really want to see him. I need to tell him something.

All right. Just for a few minutes, all right?


[somber music]

[machine beeping steadily]

Harris. Hey, it’s me. I am so sorry that this happened to you. I never should have gotten involved with Clyde Weston. I should have found a way out. You were just trying to protect me. I should be the one lying in this bed, not you.

[sighs] Hey. You know, there’s something really important that I want to tell you. I love you. I think maybe you already knew. But I really wished I had told you and said it back to you at the police station. OK, you listen to me. All right, you listen to me. I need you to fight. I need you to fight really hard so you can come back to me. Please. Please come back to me.


Hands up!

What’s going on?

Let’s go.

What are you doing? There’s a baby in the other room.

Sarah, stay back.

On the ground. Hands behind your back.

[baby crying]

[dramatic music]

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