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Oh, my gosh, he is so precious. I swore he’s grown since the last time I saw him. Oh yeah, I know, right? It’s just crazy how much he keeps changing every day. And, uh, is he, is he sleeping through the night? Well, he wakes up one or two times, but you know what, I don’t mind because I kind of Miss it if he doesn’t.

Yeah, I hear that, I hear that. You know, Eric, I just gotta say that, that watching this interaction between your little boy and you, it’s just, it’s so clear that you guys are connected. I mean, just, just so close. Yeah, we are. I couldn’t love this guy more if he were my own flesh and blood. You’re turning into a wonderful father, kid.

It’s because I had two great role models. Actually, three. Mom. Dad, and you.

Oh my goodness, look at that smile.

Eric, he smiles the way you did when you were that age.

Hey, so I was thinking we could go get some tea. Do a mother daughter do over? Go get one of those yummy chai Green tea matcha lattes, whatever they’re called. Mom, I’m sorry. Mom, I have too much studying to do. Studying? Come on, it can wait. This is important. Studying can’t wait. I have a huge test next week.

Ah, operative word. Next week. See, you have time. Come on, let’s go. Do you have any idea how far behind I am? I’m like totally stressed out. Okay, so you’re stressed. Which is why you need to learn how to relax and, and balance your life. And, honey, I, I can always have Marlena write you another note. No! No, I don’t want Marlena to write me another note.

I just want to be a normal kid who does normal things without her mother smothering her and checking in on her every two seconds.

So this isn’t just About you needing to study, is it? You don’t want to spend time with me, is that right?

Hey, Ava. Ah. Hoping I’d run into you. Hey. Yeah, I just finished my shift. I’m heading out. So, oh, I had a video call with Tripp and Wendy yesterday. They’re doing great. I know. I had a call with them earlier today. But that’s not what I wanted to talk to you about. Oh, okay. What is it, then? I just thought I’d clue you in.

I know all about Clyde Weston’s black book. And I also know that Harris shot some pictures of that book to take to his Navy intel buddies to have them decrypt it. So if Harris is involved in this, I’m willing to bet you are too.

Good morning. A busy ride now, Stefan? Okay, look, I know that I must have Overwhelmed you earlier with all this new evidence in Lee Shin’s case. No, it’s not that I was overwhelmed. Not at all. It’s just what you call, uh, new evidence. I call much ado about nothing. Okay, but it’s not. Okay, E. J. I know E. J., look at me.

I know you’re resistant because of your personal animus toward Gabby. Okay, but if you would just take a look at me. At this new evidence, you would see that all of it points toward Gil being Lee Shin’s murderer and not my wife. We’re just asking you to agree to reopen the case. And I’ve already told you that I will not.

And isn’t it highly irregular for the husband of the convicted party to be carrying around an evidence folder about her case? Rafe gave it to me in hopes that I could convince you to change your mind. Ah, of course. The brother of the convicted killer. Brilliant! No conflict of interest there at all. God knows, one can’t expect the police commissioner to follow proper protocol.

Okay, look. Obviously, Rafe has a personal interest in seeing Dabby’s case reopened. But that doesn’t make him wrong. Now, there is new evidence, and it is compelling. All I’m asking is that you put your personal resentment aside and put your job and the law first.

I have some important business to attend to, excuse me.

You’re going to regret that, big brother.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. You

really think he looks like me? Yeah, I do, I do. You know, studies have shown that adoptive children will pick up the expressions and the mannerisms of their adoptive parents. So, clearly, he’s getting your smile. You know, this is so weird, because now that you mention it, I can see it too, I really can. What do you think about that, cowboy?

You’re my little mini me. Hey, Eric, um, I’ve been meaning to ask you, how’s, uh, how’s everything going on the home front here? How are you and Sloan managing, okay? How we manage, why do you ask? Well, I asked because your mom had told me that, uh, finances might be a little bit tight here with the adoption expenses, you know, and all the baby stuff, you know?

Yeah, yeah, I mean, um Things have been a little rough this one night. We put a big budget together. So things are looking up. Good. Glad to hear that. Now, but if you need any help at all, you know, We’re right here for you. Listen, I appreciate that, but you know what? I’ve got more money coming in now, so it’s good.

All right, that’s good to know, kid. Yeah, you know, we just had to make a little adjustment. But, um, it’s part of raising a kid, right? Yeah.

Can you at least be honest with me? Do you not want to spend time with me? Did I say that? Well, you didn’t have to say it. Honey, it’s in your actions. What actions? All I said is I have to study. Okay, so can you please stop gaslighting me? All right, honey, I’m, I’m sorry. And I’m sorry if you feel like I’m smothering you.

No, I didn’t say I feel like you are. I said you are. And, you know what? I think it’s totally unfair. You want me to get good grades, get into great college, and be this, like, perfect daughter so you can brag about me to anyone who’ll listen. But you won’t let me do normal things, like go to the prom and hang out with my friends and just have a life.

Honey, that is not true. I mean, I do want all those things. Things for you, but that’s not what this is about. That’s exactly what this is about! You still don’t trust me! And, and no matter how hard I try, Mom, nothing I do will ever be good enough for you.

What’s that face? Come on, don’t play coy with me, Ava. Just level with me. I, I don’t know what you’re talking about. You told me that you and Stefan DiMera were up to your eyeballs in Clyde Weston’s drug operations. Bistro, yes. And then when Stefan got caught, he fell on a sword. He left your name out of it.

So I think that’s a secret that Weston can hold over your head. And I’m sure he wants his black book returned so he can finance his life on the run. So I bet he’s been in touch with you. Get that book back. Is that about right, Ava?

I’d like to file a complaint. What the hell, Mr. Damara? You don’t get to barge in here without an appointment. This is not your, I don’t have time for red tape, mayor price, and neither do you. What? What are you talking about? The complaint I wanna file, it’s against my brother, the da. I have some pretty damning information about him that I think you’ll find to be fascinating.

Is that right? Well, come on my manners. Have a seat. Mr. Jemerah, I’m all ears.

Yes, Rita, I want you to buy another thousand shares of Titan stock. I know that. I just want to have all my ducks in a row before the board votes tomorrow. That’s right, Rita. I will soon be E. J. DeMirra, permanent CEO of DeMirra Enterprises. It does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

So tell me, Eric, how are things going with the Spectator? Are you enjoying it over there? I am. I’m just glad to have a steady kick. Well, the Spectator is lucky to have you. Thank you. I just hope that my photos can make a difference. Yeah? How so? Uh, Nicole? She’s doing a story on Salem homeless. And I’m doing the photography for it.

That sounds like an important piece. Well, it is, and I just hope that it can bring awareness to not only Salem, but um, you know, just everyone across the country. Yeah, and the two of you are working well together? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, we are. Very well. So, how did, how did Sloan take the news that you were gonna be working with Nicole?

I can’t imagine she would be too happy about that. Yeah, yeah, I wish she wasn’t at first. But you know what, she understood that I needed the job. And it’s not difficult for you working that close to Nicole? No, no, not at all. I mean, well, you know, we, we’re always gonna have a connection, but We’re friends.

And that’s all.

Honey, how can you say that? I’m not proud of you. My God, I am so proud of you in so many ways. I’m just worried that you’re pushing yourself too hard. And you want to know why I do that? Why I’ve pushed myself ever since I was a little girl, it’s because I didn’t want to be any trouble, Mom. I didn’t want to be the reason that the next guy walks out the door.

Wow. I’m sorry to hear that. And I’m sad that you worried about that. Yeah, well, I did. Honey, if I had known, I would have told you that you are my pride and joy. And that, that My relationship’s failing had nothing to do with you, okay? And going back to the topic at hand, it’s just, oh honey, how will you push yourself?

I just think maybe you could, maybe you could drop a couple classes and pick them up in the summer. So you want to take away my summer from me now too? No, no, I, I don’t want to do that. I just want you to have options. I never had any options. I never even went to college. Yeah, and look at you now. What is that supposed to mean?

It means maybe that’s why I pushed myself, Mom. Did you ever think about that? That maybe I don’t want to end up like you?

Okay, enough with the PI inquisition. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I know that Stefan DiMera found Weston’s book and took it to the police. And what I know is he would be wise. To stay the hell out of it. Oh, I wish I could. But thanks to you, I can’t. Because John and I broke Weston out of prison.

And if he gets caught, he’s gonna send us all down the river. We’re all going to jail. Okay, it’s not gonna happen. How do you know that? Prison bars are not gonna keep Clyde from ruining people’s lives or taking them. And look, I know that Harris wants him captured. But for me, I’m looking for a more permanent solution.

Now, I understand that you’re in a bit of political trouble, Mayor Price. And that my brother E. J. isn’t helping your cause. Mm. D. A. DiMera and I are indeed at odds. Meaning, you’d like to wipe him off the face of the planet, right? We are at odds. Right. Well, speaking for myself and why EJ and I are at odds, He’s refusing to reopen a murder case in which new evidence has come to light that would exonerate the convicted killer and free said killer from a lifelong prison sense.

Now he is doing this to further his own ambitions and because he hates the person convicted of the crime. So he is using his office, his power to perpetuate a grudge, which in my humble opinion is immoral and quite frankly, reprehensible. Sounds like it is. Yes. Now, in full disclosure, the person who would be exonerated by this new evidence is my wife, Gabby DiMera, and she would be found innocent in the crime of killing Leesha.

Uh huh. Well, um, well, I, I’d have to see all this new evidence if I’m going to work. Done and done. I have it right here.

Well, that was a very hurtful thing to say. Yeah, well, I was being honest, that’s all. The way you’ve lived your life is not how I want to live mine, okay? I want another path for myself. Honey, I want another path for you too. And I don’t know, maybe that’s why I’ve been so strict with you, why I hover.

Because I know that I would have had a different life if my childhood wasn’t so screwed up. I mean, my mother

She was caring and she had a good heart, but she was abused by my father just like I was. And everything was just about survival more than anything else for her and for me. I just want you to understand that nobody was there for me. Not the way that I needed. Well, that’s really sad, Mom, but you trying to control my life is not the same as being there for me.

Honey, I’m not trying to control your life. I just want you to be safe. And, and after what happened on New Year’s, I Really? Really? Are we gonna go there again? I mean, God, how many times are you gonna bring that up to justify ruining my life? Ruining your life? Yes! That’s what this feels like! Okay, you know what?

I admit that I have made some bad choices in my life. And those choices not only hurt me, but they hurt you as well. And honey, I regret that. I do. I regret it.

And I know I haven’t been consistent in my parenting. But the one thing I have been consistent with is how much I love you. Always, and forever, and the one thing I want more for you in this world is to be happy, and safe, and to have a good life. That’s all I want too, Mom. Hey, then we finally agree on something.

Honey, what, what can I do to make things better? Oh. For one thing, you can trust me more. Trust my judgment. And, Mom, you have to understand that getting good grades, it is important to me. But, it’s not enough. I want to have the whole high school experience, you know? Honey, please, don’t. But, Mom. Mom, listen to me.

It would make me so happy if I could go to the prom. And you just said you want me to be happy, right? I, I swear I won’t get into any trouble. I promise. No.

It’s not an option, honey. I’m sorry. My mom, we just, we just talked about. I, I know. But you almost died. And I love you dearly. And it pains me to have to say this. But you have not earned that kind of trust back with me. You love me dearly. Yeah, right. You love me so much, you’re keeping me a prisoner in this house, probably till I’m middle aged, and I’d rather be dead.

Don’t say that. No, honestly, all the babies you lost were lucky because they never had to deal with you as a mother. Did you ever just think that maybe motherhood isn’t your thing because you’re not good at it? So you should have never had kids in the first place. Give

I’m so glad that You and Holly still have your connection. It’s important to her and she, she looks up to you. She does. I just tried to be there for her. You know, without stepping on Nicole and EJ’s toes. Yeah, it’s gotta be a little tricky. It is, but we’re finding our way. Listen, I, I better get you at home.

You’re going to be spending a little time with your mommy. Isn’t that right, big guy? I need to meet Nicole about this story. Ed, I need to, um, I need to get to work. I’ve got a, a client I need to see. Alright, alright. Well, that’ll give Steve and me some time to go over some cases here. So, Eric, I’ll see you around, buddy.

Yeah. And you Mister, tell your old man to drop in more often. Please tell him that. And seriously, anytime you need some help watching the baby, we are completely here for you. I know. Thank you, Mom. So, yeah, I’ll see y’all soon. See ya. Take care, kid. Yeah. Oh no, we couldn’t let him go. Take care. Bye, honey. Okay, so I’ll, um, I’ll see you for supper tonight.

Sounds like a plan. I want to tell you, I am so glad that you and Steve are back on good terms. It’s all thanks to you, Doc. I love you. Love you.

You’re right. This is compelling, but, uh, it hardly proves anything. It’s all circumstantial. Okay, please just talk to the police commissioner. Even he wants this case reopened. Hmm, why wouldn’t he? The convicted killer is his sister. Oh, and your wife. Okay, that is true, but it’s also true that Gabby is innocent.

Now, I understand that this case is a case It’s not a slam dunk. But this evidence at least casts a reasonable doubt on that conviction. It needs to be investigated. And EJ’s refusing to even consider it? My brother is a, uh, stubborn man. He’s also a very ambitious man. And I think that he’s afraid of the truth coming out.

Why? Look. I’m aware of his acts to grind with your wife, but why would he be afraid of the truth? What does Gabby’s possible exoneration have to do with his ambition? Well, it is painfully obvious to me that EJ is afraid that if Gabby goes free, she’s gonna come back and try and take over Tamara Enterprises, possibly booting him out of his highly coveted CEO seat yet again.

What do you mean, again? Oh, right, you probably didn’t hear because you were recovering from your ailments. EJ temporarily appointed himself CEO of DiMera while I was dealing with my, uh, circumstances and I was booted out of the job. No, I knew that. So? He’s acting CEO, so what? Okay, okay, I would not think it’s a big deal either.

If EJ weren’t trying to make himself permanent CEO while still serving as Salem DA. What? He knows the city’s bylaws That’s right. And he didn’t even think to clear it with me. Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Oh. Yes. You need to drop whatever it is you’re doing, DiMera, and get into my office right now.

What exactly are you insinuating, Ava? Oh, I’m not insinuating anything, Steve. I am telling you, I agree with you. If Clyde gets captured, yeah, he is gonna sell all of us out. You, me, and John. So we need a way for that not to happen. A permanent solution to the Clyde situation. Hey, hey. Hey. Hey. Sorry, am I, uh, interrupting something?

No, no, not at all. Just talking about Tripp. So happy to hear they’re doing so well. Yeah. Yeah. I gotta get going. Talk to you later. Alright.

Glad we ran into each other. We have to talk. Yeah, okay. What’s it about? Is, did Gabby get a new trial date set? Hardly. EJ was his normal bullheaded, high handed self. Not at all receptive to reopening the case. Yeah. Yeah. No surprise there. Well, not to worry, because, uh, Something tells me his control over the situation might soon come to an abrupt halt.

Took you long enough. I’m a very busy man, Matt Price, and I dislike being summoned. Do I need to remind you that you work for me, Mr. DiMera? You’ve already reminded me, Mayor. Many, many times. In fact, it’s like a song that one can’t get out of one’s head on constant loop. Now, what was so urgent? First of all, I want to know why you’re dismissing the new evidence in the Leeshan murder case.

Ah, so my brother’s gotten to you. I should have known. Well, since you didn’t go to law school, let me put this in terms that you can understand. There was simply not enough evidence to Let me stop your condescending ass right there and put this in terms that you understand. Now, I am tired of you using your office to further your private vendettas and aspirations.

So that’s going to stop right now and you’re going to do as I instruct you to.

Who else?

Marlena, is this about time? No, not at all. I’m on a break. Oh, darling, what’s happened? I’m a terrible person, Marlena. I just said some really horrible things to my mom and now I hate myself. Oh, sweetie. Cut.

Oh. Oh. Hello, handsome. What you doing? Nicole, are you okay? I’ve been waiting for you. Oh. Oh. I lost track of time. Where are you? Uh, at a place where nobody knows your name, hopefully. Nicole, where are you? I’m at that small bar. What do you think? Oh, man. All right, don’t go anywhere. I’m coming to get you. Hey.

Hi. Don’t

you stop by, man. Yeah, no problem. You know, I just had lunch with Kayla at the pub. And I’m telling you, she is as perceptive as ever, by the way. What’s that mean? Well, she knows there’s something up with the Maggie and Constantine situation. You Well, you didn’t tell her anything. No, all I told her was I’ll let her in on what’s going on as soon as the time is right.

And, you know, she didn’t like that, but she accepted it for now. All right. That’s good. Yeah. I have some really good news, though. I might have a lead on Clyde Weston. What are you talking about? Well, when Kayla and I were having lunch, Jada stopped by, sat with us for a bit, She said the police have gotten their hands on Clyde Weston’s black book, which could have all of his drug trade contacts.

Oh, geez. This could be a huge partner. Yeah, could be. The only thing is, it’s all in code and no one’s been able to decipher it yet. All right, can we get our hands on a copy of it? I did talk to Jada and ask her to mention to Rafe and maybe we can get our hands on one. I mean, if the ISA got a hold of this, they could be able to crack it.

Yeah, we gotta stay on top of this. You know what? Maybe I’ll give Rafe a call myself and find out if he’s down to giving us a copy. The other thing is, I ran into Ava outside the pub. It is your lunch hour. So what’s your favorite little troublemaker up to this time? Well, I’m not sure. But I can tell you, I think she knows a lot more about Clyde Weston and his whereabouts than she’s letting on.

And then I told her she was a terrible mom and that, and that the babies she lost were lucky because they never had to deal with having her as a mom. You must have been very angry. Like, that’s an excuse? I mean, that was quite literally the worst thing anybody has said to their mom in, like, the whole history of the universe.

Well, I think we could use a little perspective. I, I, I don’t understand it, why I do what I mean. I say these nasty, awful things to her, things that I really, I really don’t mean, and God, I just feel so guilty afterwards. Well, sometimes we tend to lash out at the people that we’re closest to, and they, They tend to do the same thing to us, and it’s because we know each other so well.

Yeah, I guess, but this was really, really bad, and I don’t know what to do. I just want to tell her I’m sorry, but she won’t answer her phone. Yeah, well, she’s upset. You need to give her some time with this. You know what? What was she could try? You could You could write her a letter. Put everything down in writing and express what you’re feeling and what you’re going through and then, then when you see her next you could, you could read it to her or you could just give it to her.

Won’t that like be weird to just pull out a letter while I’m giving her an apology? Well it might feel a little odd in the moment. But you can explain to your mother that you wanted to, to talk to her when you were feeling calm and rational and not in a moment where your emotions were taking over the conversation.

You know, I’ve been involved in a number of those mother daughter conversations, both in my professional life and in my personal life. I have a little sense of what Nicole is going through. And I think she’s terrified. She’s just frightened of losing you, darling. Okay.

Okay. Aww.

Yep. True to form. Exactly what a terrible mother should do. Drown her sorrows in shots of booze. Booze. Thank God you’re still here. Oh, hey, uh, yes, sir. I’m right here, because that’s what you told me to do, and I take directions. Very well. Well, from you anyway, from my daughter, not so much. Alright, tell me all about it in the car.

Come on, let’s get you home. Really? Take me home? That’s so sweet. You know what? I’m gonna call EJ, let him know we’re coming. No, no, no, no. Don’t, don’t call EJ. He’s, he’s putting out fires. You know what? He should have been a fireman. Fireperson. No, firefighter! Firefighter! Oh, man. I can’t. Oh, God. Okay, now. My head.

So, I must do as you instruct me, or What? I’m fired? That ship has sailed, Counselor. You’re already fired. What are you talking about? You can’t do that. Sure I can, and I just did. See, you can’t keep your job as D. A. N. Moonlight, as the CEO of Demera. Not for the long haul. Not So you, clear out your desk, right now.

I’ll have security escort you out.

What the hell could Eva know? You don’t think that Clyde might be in touch with her, do you? She wouldn’t say, but I think it’s a good bet. Well, whether she talks or not Having that black book’s a great lead, so I’m all for the ISAC if they can crack that code. But if they can, and Westland is caught, you know he’s going to give us up for breaking him out of prison.

Yeah, I know that. So we’re just gonna have to. Prepare ourselves for that consequence.

So you pulled one over on EJ, huh? Oh, yeah. Went right over his head, straight to the mayor. Oh, I’m impressed. It was almost too easy. I had her at, my brother’s about to be voted in as permanent CEO of Demand and Crisis. She didn’t go for that, huh? No, she’s probably firing his sorry ass as we speak. Couldn’t happen to more arrogant son of a bitch.

That’s right. So, Harris, you have any luck setting the trap for Weston? No, not yet, but Clyde is aching to get his hands on that book. He thinks it’ll happen soon? Yeah, well, when Clyde is caught, we’ll be shouting hallelujah. You and I both.

Oh, you will pay for this, Paulina.

Okay, here we go. Come on.

I’m so sorry. We were supposed to work. It’s okay. It’s okay. We can finish our work tomorrow. Let’s just get you inside. You’re better. Okay. Oh! Okay, that makes sense. Mom tries to control me because she’s afraid of losing me. Like she did my baby brothers. Right. And she’s doing that because she’s, she’s afraid that she might lose you.

She’s afraid of what happened on New Year’s Eve. So she needs some help with that and you’re going to have to work really hard. To gain back her trust. Yeah. I get that now. You can do it. You both can. Because you both want it so much. And because you love each other so much.

Okay. Here we go. Hey. Hi. Thank you. Thank you for taking such good care of me. You always do. You are the best person in the whole wide world. Okay, shh. Stop talking so loud. Let’s just try to get you upstairs. Okay, come on. You know what? Wait, wait. You are like my knight in shiny armor. And I, I’m going to give you a goodnight kiss.

No, no, I don’t think that’s a Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm.

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