Days Update Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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At the Brady Pub, Roman tells Ava that he’s glad she was able to come in to work today. Ava says she’s feeling better after a bad headache. Ava mentions running low on bread. Roman talks about just getting the delivery. Roman acknowledges that Ava has delivered as promise and worked real hard during her trial period, so despite their history, she’s got the job as Kate appears and looks on.

At the Spectator, Everett reads positive feedback to the article on Paulina. Leo comes in and complains about not having anything interesting to write about. Leo mocks Everett and says the piece he wrote on Paulina would’ve been perfect for his column. Everett says it sounds like a lot of readers agree, but it wasn’t supposed to be a tabloid hatchet piece, just the facts. Everett adds that what the mayor did was dangerous, so people deserved to know. Leo repeats that he has nothing for his column this week. Leo mentions that he did have something but he killed it because he wants to believe in young love. Stephanie arrives and announces that she has a scoop for Everett as she just got the call that Paulina has fired EJ DiMera as district attorney and replaced him with Melinda Trask. Leo is shocked and says poor EJ as he’s having a terrible week.

Sloan asks if EJ is out of his mind and says he’s not taking her baby. EJ says he’s not asking, he’s telling her because the baby does not belong to her, he belongs to Nicole and him. Sloan argues that they agreed that it was in everybody’s best interest to pretend that Eric and Nicole’s baby was dead and they shook hands on it. EJ says they did, but that was before he saw Eric and Nicole kissing which Sloan questions. Sloan doesn’t believe him and asks when. EJ says it was just a little while ago and he’s sure that Sloan agrees that the kiss changes everything.

Chad goes to see Steve at the Black Patch office. Steve asks what he can do for him. Chad hands him a folder and says it’s about Clyde Weston. Steve opens it and sees an article on Clyde being arrested for Abigail’s murder.

Kate comes over to Roman, who asks what she needs. Kate says she just came to spend time with him if he can take a break which Roman agrees to. Ava says she will get back to work and thanks Roman for the job as it means a lot to her. Roman tells Kate that he hired Ava which Kate says is obvious. Roman and Kate go to get a table. Eric then arrives, so Roman greets him and asks where Jude is. Eric explains that he’s at home but he came for pumpkin pie because he went to Buddy’s for takeout and they forgot the dessert. Roman questions Buddy’s Burger Barn being his first choice. Eric says they have a drive thru which is quick and easy but Sloan loves the Pub pumpkin pie so Roman agrees to pack some up on the house. Roman tells Eric that he wants to see his grandson more which Eric agrees to and they go to get the pie. Ava then brings Kate a glass of wine. Kate mentions hearing that Roman officially hired her and congratulates her. Kate warns Ava not to get any ideas about taking over because if she tries anything, she’ll be out on her ass without a job or a place to live. Kate asks if they understand each other.

Everett asks what Leo means by EJ having a terrible week. Leo says he just means being replaced by Melinda Trask, when she tried to put EJ in prison as prosecutor so it’s insult to injury. Everett calls that interesting and says he’s sure in the archives. Everett says he’s wiped and asks if anyone’s interested in getting a drink. Leo talks about stopping drinking. Stephanie says good for him, but she accepts Everett’s offer and suggests they go to Small Bar. Stephanie mentions that the other night, the place was filled with hot guys, encouraging Leo that he doesn’t have to drink to have fun. Leo says he’s also on the wagon from gorgeous charming men and sober from all that too. Stephanie suggests he could be depriving himself of gossip for his column, so Leo then agrees to go with them and they exit.

Chad tells Steve that not being able to keep Clyde behind bars and knowing he’s out there keeps him up at night. Steve responds that Clyde was caught before, so they’re going to get him again. Chad says that’s actually what he wanted to tell him as it’s about Abigail’s murder and he thinks he found some new evidence. Chad explains that Nicole found a notebook that Abigail kept when she was a rookie reporter and the last entries caught his attention as she took notes on a new drug operation in Salem and it all points to Clyde’s early days when he was setting up shop in Salem. Steve questions Abigail never saying anything to him about it. Chad thinks she knew he would’ve shut it down and asked her to move onto something else, but he reached out to Jack, who confirmed that Abigail was working on something really big but didn’t want to say what it was. Chad asks if Steve thinks it’s possible that Abigail wasn’t just collateral damage and maybe she was Clyde’s target all along.

Sloan and EJ go over Nicole getting drunk and Eric picking her up from the bar. EJ informs her that they don’t know that he saw them kissing, but obviously they are working closely together and with their history, it’s a disaster waiting to happen that must be stopped. Sloan asks how. EJ responds that when Jude is placed back in Nicole’s arms where he belongs, her maternal instincts will kick in and she will be so overwhelmed with the need to shower her son with love, that she will quit her job on the spot to focus all of her attention on Jude and their family. EJ declares that he and Nicole raising a child together will drive a stake through the heart of any lingering feelings for Eric. Sloan mocks that being a great plan when the problem is Jude isn’t EJ’s son. EJ points out that Nicole doesn’t and will never know that. Sloan warns that if EJ goes through with this plan, she will make sure everyone will know who Jude’s real father is.

Ava sits with Kate and says she thinks Kate must know by now that she doesn’t like being threatened. Kate says it wasn’t a threat, but a promise. Kate adds that unlike Harris, she keeps her promises. Kate brings up that Harris promised Lucas that he would do whatever he had to including going to the Governor to petition for Lucas to have an early release. Kate warns Ava to remind Harris to keep that promise or else. Ava asks if she’s threatening Harris now too. Kate says she may have married in to one of the most respectable families in Salem, but promises that neither Ava nor Harris want to know what she’s capable of and who she really is.

Steve thinks Chad should take Abigail’s notebook to the police and see what they make of it. Chad argues that they have a ton of other cases to worry about and since Steve is Abigail’s uncle, he knows he won’t put it on the backburner. Chad adds that Clyde already confessed to murdering Abigail, so the police don’t care about why. Steve points out that Clyde confessed to mistakenly killing Abigail, but his target was Belle. Chad argues that Clyde’s reasons for going after Belle as a warning to EJ never made sense or added up. Steve feels Abigail’s notes aren’t much to go on but agrees to see what he can do. Chad thanks him. Steve tells Chad that bringing Clyde down is more personal to him than ever.

EJ tells Sloan that he wouldn’t turn this in to a trashy reality show if he was her. EJ warns that if she even breathes a word of this, he will have her brought up on charges of kidnapping, inflicting intentional emotional distress, and even bribery. EJ adds that after she is convicted, she will spend the rest of her life in prison, she will lose Eric, her law practice, and everything. Sloan responds that if he takes Jude, she loses Eric and will be arrested anyway. EJ argues that with his help, she will avoid prison by fleeing the country, so she will still have her freedom and a chance to start over. EJ asks where Sloan would like to go, joking that she could be a digital nomad, flying from city to city. EJ says he could make that happen and tells her to think about it, a new identity, passport, bank account with money, and a fresh start. EJ tells Sloan that she could leave all of this, no more lying, stress, and anxiety. EJ feels it must be wearing on her. EJ says in return, all she has to do is keep her mouth shut permanently. Sloan asks what if she doesn’t. EJ responds that they will just go down together, but unlike her, he won’t be anywhere near a prison.

Everett, Stephanie, and Leo sit together at Small Bar. Everett and Stephanie drink shots together as Leo watches on. Everett says this is so much better than rummaging through newspaper archives. Stephanie mentions that she told Paulina she would get quotes in the morning as they take another shot. Leo thought she said this place was crawling with gorgeous, lonely men but he doesn’t see any. Stephanie points out a guy, who Leo says is everything he ever wanted looks-wise. Leo brings up how he and Dimitri planned their honeymoon so Stephanie changes the subject to what they are eating. Leo comments that Everett and Stephanie are so young and attractive. He asks if they have figured out if they are a thing. Everett says they are just friends. Leo takes it that they are not ruling out anything. Everett states that they had their first date back in Seattle and then had a second first date in Salem at the Bistro and then a third first date the other day which Stephanie says wasn’t really a date, but them getting back on track as friends. Stephanie says technically this is like their third not really a date. Leo questions what he’s listening to and calls it ancient straight person talk. Stephanie says they are just trying to get a feel for where they are relationship or friendship wise. Leo decides he’s had enough of being the third wheel and calls the waiter over for more drinks.

Roman sits with Kate and says he knows her look that says she’s not crazy about Ava working there. Kate says that she would never tell him how to run the Pub and if it works out, that means he’ll be spending more time with her. Kate remarks that she just wishes they could trust Ava. Steve then arrives so Roman greets him and asks if he came for a night cap. Steve says he actually came to talk to Ava and asks if she’s around. Ava then comes over and asks what she can get for him. Steve says he’d just like to talk to her. Ava says she’ll have to check with Roman, who says it’s fine by her if she takes her break. Steve then asks her to take a walk so they leave the Pub.

EJ warns Sloan that she needs to make a decision; to say goodbye to her freedom or spend the rest of her life surrounded by a barbed wire fence and guards. EJ reminds her that she can start anew anywhere in the world. Sloan looks down at Jude and cries that she needs more time. EJ gives her 24 hours and not a second more, reminding her that this is checkmate and there is nothing she can say or do that won’t implicate her. EJ warns that double crossing him isn’t even an option. Sloan tells EJ that she would do anything. EJ says she’s already done so much, far too much and it’s finally come back to bite her. EJ brings up Sloan adopting the baby when she knew it was Nicole’s. Sloan argues that it was Eric’s too and they lost a baby as well when she had a miscarriage and they were devastated, especially Eric. Sloan cries that all she wanted to do was ease his pain. EJ argues that she knew the whole time that if he ever found out about her lies, he’d leave her in a heartbeat. Sloan asks if EJ really thinks Nicole is going to stay with him if she finds out he’s not the baby’s father and if EJ really wants to raise another man’s child. EJ says to the world and to Nicole, Jude is his son, but whatever happens, Sloan has already lost Eric. EJ adds that to Eric and to the world, Sloan will be exposed as a liar and a thief. Sloan complains that he’s just prolonging the inevitable. EJ guesses they will just have to wait and see as he then exits. Sloan tearfully watches over Jude.

Eric returns home and calls out asking if Sloan is home but realizes she is gone with Jude. Eric wonders where she could’ve gone. Eric then texts Sloan saying he hopes everything is okay and asks her to call him. Eric gets a call from Roman, who reveals that Sloan dropped Jude off with him at the Pub after Eric left and didn’t say where she was going. Roman assumed she wanted to spend some time alone with Eric. Eric says she’s obviously not with him. Roman suggests maybe she had an emergency with a client. Eric is sure that she’ll call him soon. Roman says Jude can stay as long as he needs and it’s no problem. Eric thanks him and says he’ll call as soon as he hears from Sloan. Eric hangs up and wonders where Sloan went.

Leo finds Sloan drinking at Small Bar. Leo asks about Jude but Sloan ignores him so Leo goes back to his table with Everett and Stephanie. Sloan then orders another drink. Leo tells Everett and Stephanie that it’s interesting because it’s not like Sloan to over indulge. Everett feels he’s not telling them something. Leo says he runs a tight ship with no leaks but when there is something to tell, he’ll be the first to know.

Steve and Ava walk to the town square. Steve wants to go back to their conversation from the afternoon before Stefan interrupted, when Ava said she was looking for a more permanent solution to the Clyde Weston problem. Steve asks if she meant what he thinks she meant. Ava responds that Clyde tried to kill their son, so he needs to pay. Ava warns Steve not to stand in her way with whatever she decides to do next.

EJ returns home to the DiMera Mansion and is surprised to see Chad in the living room. EJ asks what Chad’s doing there so late. Chad says he came looking for him and asks if everything is okay. EJ pours a drink and says it’s been a long day. Chad tells EJ that he was hoping for some guidance which EJ questions. Chad explains that he came across some information and doesn’t know what to do about it so he’s seeking brotherly counsel and counsel from the acting district attorney. EJ starts to correct him but stops and tells him to fire away. Chad says it’s about Abigail’s murder as he thinks he found something pretty interesting. Chad then shows EJ the notes from Abigail’s notebook as it looks like Abigail might have outed Clyde as the head of a burgeoning drug ring way back when. EJ asks what the insight is. Chad says supposedly Clyde went looking for Belle and intended to kill her, not Abigail, but he thinks Clyde was going after Abigail the entire time and that it had nothing to do with Belle. Chad can’t help but feel like it’s his fault. EJ questions what he’s talking about. Chad explains that Clyde hated Abigail because she cheated on his son with him and found out Thomas wasn’t his grandson. Chad says that Clyde wanted Abigail out of the picture for a lot of different reasons, personally and professionally. EJ argues that Clyde is the only person to blame. Chad knows that none of this will bring Abigail back but if her killing wasn’t accidental, it means Clyde hunted her down in her bedroom and now that wound is open again. EJ understands and asks what he can do to help. Chad admits he doesn’t know but Clyde being on the run again makes him think he’s hiding out with a villa somewhere with a suitcase full of money and it makes him sick. EJ assures he wants Clyde wiped off the face of the earth too and he’s had men on his trail ever since he escaped. EJ adds that if there’s anything he can do to avenge Abigail’s death, he will do it. Chad thanks him. EJ asks if there’s anything else. Chad responds that he has one more favor to ask.

Sloan calls for another drink while Everett also orders more for he and Stephanie. Everett jokes with Stephanie that the night is so young. Leo comments on Everett being so much more animated while drunk. Eric then arrives and finds Sloan. Sloan drunkenly calls him her knight in shining armor and asks if he came to save the princess. Eric says he saw her car in the parking lot. Sloan remarks on how everyone loves to drown their sorrows in booze when they don’t get their way. Eric questions what she’s talking about and tries to stop her from drinking. Sloan tries to order another round. Eric wants to take her home but Sloan says no. Sloan then yells at Eric to get his arm off of her and that she said no. Sloan’s words seem to trigger something in Everett as he watches on from their table.

Roman and Kate watch over Jude. Roman talks about how much Jude reminds him of Eric. Roman wishes he was there to see Eric grow up. Kate encourages that he’s there for Eric now and he adores him. Kate says Jude makes her think of Lucas when he was little as he was so unpredictable. Roman comments that Lucas still has her on her toes. Kate says that Lucas has made amends and put his life on the line to capture Clyde. Kate adds that she’s so proud of him. Kate tells Roman that if Harris doesn’t come through for Lucas, she’s going to take matters in to her own hands.

Steve tells Ava that he won’t stand in her way. Steve says he doesn’t know what she’s planning but if Clyde is found and happens to be in a bodybag instead of handcuffs, so be it. Ava walks back to the Pub and calls Harris, asking how his buddies are doing decoding the images. Ava says that’s music to her ears and that she’s still waiting for Clyde’s e-mail. Ava adds that she will forward to it him so he can send it to his buddies and they can do their thing. Ava tells Harris that she misses him and she can’t wait until he’s back in her bed and her arms.

EJ and Chad head to Abigail’s old room at the DiMera Mansion. EJ asks if Chad is sure he wants to do this. Chad responds that he doesn’t want to but he has to. They then head inside and Chad begins to have flashbacks to finding Abigail there and EJ encouraging him afterwards. Chad says he still can’t believe Abigail’s gone and it doesn’t get any easier.

Eric doesn’t want Sloan to cause a scene. Sloan argues that Eric is causing a scene. Leo goes to see if Eric needs help. Stephanie asks if Everett is okay. Leo suggests to Sloan that she’s had enough. Sloan questions who they think they are. Leo then exits. Eric asks Sloan what is wrong and what happened after he left, suggesting they go home and talk about this. Sloan asks what part of no he doesn’t understand. Everett remarks that he’s going to hurt her. Stephanie questions what he’s talking about and why he would hurt her. Eric helps Sloan up as she repeats that she said no and pulls away. Everett then gets up and punches Eric out, shocking Sloan.

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